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THE MOKNING OREGONIAN. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1900.
Regarding Fine Underwear
We've just received a sample line of ladies' extra jine
exclusive Underwear, for which orders will be taken for
my garment that may be wished.
Originality is in all, and illustrates the conception
tb&t highest American skill has conjured from finest
nainsooks, India linens and English long cloths, embel
Hshed with real Valenciennes, Antique Valenciennes,
Dttokesse and Point Venice Laces and sheerest cambric,
Swiss, nainsook and Irish point embroideries.
Correct For Wedding Trousseaus
And all occasions requiring truly elegant and artistic
underwear. Every garment will bear the most critical
inspection. All finishings, even to buttonholes, are
beautifully done. Buttons of the best pearl. We won't
attempt to describe styles, but mention a few points.
empire, high and
"With French or tucked waists;
doiwc with removable shoulder
straps tor full-dreee wear.
Exquisite Creations in Dressing Sacques
Of Swiss mull, Persian lawn and French cambric, with
prettiest imaginable trimmings of lace embroidery,
headings and ribbons; shown in cloakroom.
Prices $4.50 to $9.00 Each
OLDS & KING OLDS & KING
IIIJlITr Mill I 1 Ti-fT-lbut
AW A I I X lllxil V A I r8
Portland's Smelter Practically
SAMPLE ORES WILL BE TREATED
Mr. Bradford Talks Freely Concern
ing: the Great Haterprise, "Which
lit All But Started.
Projects for a smelter ia Portland ade
quate to b need of all the raining ter
ritory tributary to the metropolis of the
Northwest wore never brighter than
now. There remains one contingency, a
legitimate one for any business enterprise,
which all concerned fully beHeve will boon
be removed. If the ore produced in the
vast mining districts of which Portland is
the center can be advantageously worked
by the new pyrite system, Edward T
Bradford, representing the large concern
now operating at Ladville, Cok)., says
final arrangements for a local smelter
RiU soon be made.
Mr. Bradford has been conferring with
Portland business men several days, and
left on the O. R. & N. train for Denver
last evening. Just what business propo
sitions have pacood between him and local
capitalists is not given out for publication.
as such affairs interest only tnose oirecuy
concerned. Suffice k to
say, that Port- J
land Is promised a smeuer if the ores
within practicable reach are adapted to
the methods of treatment Mr. Bradford's
concern represents. This smelter, if erect-
ed here, will have at the very beginning
a capacity of 166 tons dally. Just as fast
as more ore of working value can be
landed here the capacity will be increased
until at least 10W tone are treated daily.
This would be the largest stneker of the
pyrite system in existence. That these
possibilities are not fanciful is seen from
the fact that men of experience believe
they will be fully realised at no distant
Mr. Bradford was highly pleased when
he left Portland last evening. The one
point yet to be developed testing the
ores was regarded by him ae almost for
mal. Of eoutise, not formal in the degree
of tests applied, for thee must be severe
and accurate, but Mr. Bradford has so
much confidence in his system, which is
not an experiment, but in actual use, and
is so well Informed on ores that he has
no doubt whatever that the ores of the
at mining regions adjacent to Portland
can be worked at a profit. Speaking of
the smelter, he said:
At nrct the capacity would be only 260
tons per day. In the course of a few
? ears I do not see why this should not be
the largest pyrite smelting plant In the
United States, because we can get ores
from Alaska and British Columbia, be
sides Oregon, Idaho and Washington. If
the smelter Is established, I would be
surprised if within two years we were not
treating MW tons of ore a day, which
would be the largest capacity of any
smelter working on this system in the
' Arrangements have been made with
thf O. R. & K. railroad b which we can
bring ore running $ a ton from Baker
'k and work It at a profit. In this
connection I would emphasise the exceed
ing courtesies and cordial spirit of the
co-operation shown bj President Mohler
and Traffic Manager Campbell, of that
railroad line. In every respect they have
endeavored to make the enterprise a auc
ceR. They have granted all that we
could ask and more than -we could expect
'I am taking home with me 1 pounds of
ore, wMoh le to be given a thorough
analysis. Mr. Hurd leaves tonight for
Baker City, where he will arrange to have
a larger quantity sent to me for the same
purpose. After testing them and nndtng
them adapted to our method of smelting,
of which I have not the slightest doubt,
then all the facts and statements set
fcth by me regarding the working of the
plant and its influence will be witnessed.
"The Alaska ores in particular have
drawn our attention, as they contain a
large percentage of sulphur, copper, gold
and silver. Copper and sulphur are es
pecially Important in our method, and
their presence is one of the most favor
able conditions we seek.
I wish to state that W. S. Hurd is
entitled to the credH of drawing our con
cern to this city, should it establish here.
I met Mm on the train once, when he
laid before me the possibilities for a sub
stantial smelting plant located at Port
land He afterward came to Denver and
interviewed me. extolling the virtues of
Portland for such a site, and finally pre
vailed upon me to come to look over the
situation. I would say further that I find
his statements well founded in everything
he has said regarding the future of a
smelting business here."
Mr. Bradford beMeve that the advan
tages of a smelting plant, In Portland can
not be appreciated by a people who have
not had such a a demonstration as Den
ver afford. Not in the list of employes
of the concern or of those aiding in plac
ing the ores at the docks of the smelter,
for these may be calculated In the in
direct benefits to the city he thinks there
are greatest hopes. A large smelting
center becomes a larger business center.
Toe entire country contributing its ores
is brought closely la relation with the
groat Institutions where the smelter Is lo
cated. The course of bustneec Is directed
that way by the movements of ore, and the
return of the proceeds.
The Alaska business Is regarded as one
f taw best Inducements In the field.
Everybody knows of the unlimited quan
tity of ore along the coast, which merely
await cheap methods of reduction. Kqually
well known Is the fact that there are
many steamors running to the northern
gold flefd. laden with supplies for the
miners, M which return with nothing
Some with deep circular flounces,
Vandyke shaped, exquisitely trim
Very elaborate, many trimmed
two-thirds up the back.
the reduced products of the mine1?.
Gold dust does not require much space.
These steamers would be, glad to have
return cargoes. Any city that can mako
them an offer for the cargoes of ore ac
cessible must reap benefits from other
sourses far greater than merely supplying
a smelter with provisions and material for
operation. Steamers delivering ore to
any city would find it very convenient to
load there also for the northward voyage,
and perhaps many circumstances hereto
fore against such a port would be ma
terially altered by the smelter.
These are merely some of the consider
ations advanced, which apply with great
force to Portland. Mr. Bradford's experi
ence is basen of the progress of Denver,
whioh is not so well situated for attract
ing other trade with its smelters. But in
Denver he says there is patent evidence
of what mines and working of ores can
accomplish for a community.
TO GET VOTERS TO REGISTER
Seventh. "IVnrd Republicans "Will
Malce Honsc-to-House Canvass.
The meeting held last evening In Hob
klrk's hall, South Portland, for the pur
pose of effecting a permanent organ
Izatlon of the Seventh Ward Republican
Club was attended by a large number
of representative republicans of the ward.
Officers of the club for the ensuing year
were selected and committees appointed
by the president to carry on the work
of the club. A constitution and by
laws were adopted, similar to those gov
erning political clubs throughout the city.
J. E. Courtney called the meeting to or
der and stating Its object, asked for nom
inations for temporary chairman and sec
retary. TT. W. H. Savior nnri Tt T7. .Tones
were unanimously elected. Dr. Saylor,
on taking the chair, made a few brief re
marks, stating that the club was being
formed to bring the republican voters of
the seventh ward closer together; that
they might work In harmony for the suc
cess of the republican ticket and secure
the election of the convention's nominees
at the polls.
On motion, the temporary officers were
made permanent officers of the club. The
president appointed a committee on per
manent organization, which, after a brief
consultation, reported a constitution and
by-laws, which were adopted as a whole.
The by-laws provided for a president, first
and second vice-presidents, secretary and
assistant secretary, treasurer and ser-geant-at-arms,
an executive committee
and committees of finance, membership
and registration. It was proposed that
the ward be divided into districts, one
district to be assigned to each member
of the committee on registration. In or
der that a house-to-house canvass might
be made and every republican In the ward
be urged to place hlS name on the regis
ter. City Treasurer Hacheney addressed the
meeting at this point and urged the Im
portance of bringing the matter of regis
tration personally before the voters of
F. E Ferera called the attention of the
club to the fact that they had adopted
for their organization the name of a
club already in existence in the south
end of the ward. The matter was left In
the hands of the executive committee for
Ex-Councilman Malone assured the club
that the club at Fulton Park was in
hearty sympathy with them in their
work. The subject of uniting the clubs
was discussed at considerable length, but
the consensus of opinion was that the
existence of the organization at Fulton
Park was necessary, for the benefit of
voters in that end of the ward whose
residence was to far removed to permit
their attendance at the newly organized
Seventh Ward Republican Club.
The following are the officers elected:
Piesident, Dr. "VV. H. Saylor; first vice
president, J. Klrkley; second vicc-presi-dent,
J. E. Courtney; secretary, B. F.
Jones; assistant secretary, A. H. Mc
Gowan; treasurer, R. C. Prince; ser-geant-at-arms,
J. F. Kerrigan.
STICK TO TALL TIMBER.
Clatsop County "Waiting: to Develop
Her Grcnt DniryiuR Indnstries.
Christopher Peterson, one of the Clat
eop county commissioners, in attendance
at the county officials' meetings in Port
land, Is engaged In dairying at the head
of tidewater on the Klaskanlne, within
a few miles of Astoria. Very little farm
ing or dairying Is now being done In
Clatsop county, he says, because tall tim
ber still monopolizes most of the land,
and so the people there must follow salmon-fishing
or lumbering until the woods
have been cleared away. After a while,
when the timber is gone and the salmon
fishing has been reduced In volume, the
hlHs of Clatsop county will become the
homes of the Finnish fishermen, who can
raise produce and thereby contribute to
the agricultural wealth of the country.
The land thus far cleared has been found
fertile and capable of producing grains,
vegetables and grasses, but it will be a
long time, he thinks, before the county
can be put In the list of agricultural
counties of the state.
The timber interests are at present look
ing up very materially, and gangs of cruis
ers are continually In the woods, making
estimates of the value of the various
quarter-sections offered for sale. Many
of these are being picked up by capitalists,
and In a short time very little timber land
will be on the market in Clatsop county
The price, however, does not yet reach
that of a few years ago, when 51500 or $1608
was paid for a quarter-section containing
5,000.000 or 6,000,000 feet of lumber. The
price paid for such a quarter now is $700
or $800. He looks for quite a number of
new sawmills to be erected at various
available points in Ckttsop county within
the next few years.
If Baby In Cuttlns: Teeth,
Be sure and use that old and well-tried resiedr
Mrc. TOnstew's Soothing Syrup, for cRlMreo
teeuunir It soothes the child, eoftens the rural.
ollajs all pain, cure wind colle and diarrhoea.
THE LATEST IN
Cheviot and Broadcloth, fashioned
into single and double box pleated new
snape skirts. The box-pleats and
fronts are appliqued with silk and
braid; some are trimmed with fringe
and clusters of fringe. 513.50 to $20.00
each. These same skirts attracted
great attention in a Broadway win
dow, New York, only Ave days ago.
SEE THE "
NEW PANNE VELVETS
J At Notion Counter
Jointed dolls, 14 in. long, special.... 18c
Silk-woven Initials, monograms.
per box 23c
Tacks, all sizes, special, box 3c
Japanese Dusters, special 9c
J "White Belt Hose Supporters, pair... 15c
Lamp Wicks, all sizes, dozen.. 4c
Needle Cases, 20 needles in case,
Large "Wood-back Hand Mirrors,
with good glass ISc
Good Celluloid Hand Mirror? 25c
Triplicate Mirrors 25c and 50c
School Sponges 2 for 5c
-Owl Tooth Powder 7c
800 Whisk Brooms, each 5c
Chamois Sklru 5c, 8c, 13c, 19c, 25c
FOR THE PIANO-FORTE
By Louis Kohlcr
003IMISSIONERS SEND THE BUDGET
FOR THIS YEAH.
Is a Problem Which the Council
Cannot Solve Proposed Open
ins of Kelly Street.
At the meeting of the common council
"' I . " wottt nf t10 nmnmt '
presented their estimate of the amount
necessary to cover the expenses of their
department for the current year, as a re
minder that there is a shortage to be
Fifth-street property-owners presented
petitions requesting that a railway fran
chise be granted to the Portland Traction
Company on that and other streets.
A remonstrance against the laudry on
block 167 was presentee, alleging It to be
a nuisance, and asking that It be abated.
A move was made toward opening and
extending Kelly street, through Terwll
The matter of appropriating $500 out of
the general fund, to aid in Improving
Grand avenue, from Clay to Grant streets,
was referred back to the street committee.
The board of public works was requested
to prevent further blocking of the mouth
tt Johnson-creek sewer by the Port of
The estimate presented by the board of
fire commissioners of the amount required
for the expenses of their department for
the current year has been before the
council before and was published at that
They ask for an appropraitlon of $94,411,
which is about the same as they asked few
last year. It was stated that by reducing
the force and practicing rigid economy the
expenses of the department for 1899 had
been reduced to $8-1,534, Including the cost
of a switchboard for the fire alarm de
partment, ordered by the previous admin
istration; but they state that this year
they will need the full amount asked for.
New apparatus is needed, old horses must
be replaced, repairs to engine-houses can
"not be put off longer, and keyless fire
alarm boxes, etc., are needed.
The board expects to receive about $57,
000 from taxes, and asserts that there is
about $10,000 remaining over in the fire de
partment fund, and they have due them
from appropriations out of delinquent
taxes $26,000. " nat the board is anxious
about is securing this $26 000 from delin
quent taxes. Half the amount has been
In the hands of the city treasurer for
some time, but there is an evident Inten
tion on the part of the city officers to
apportion it among the funds for which
It was levied. The communication was
referred to the committee on ways and
means, and the report of the auditor on
the disposition and state of the various
funds for last month was also referred to
the same committee.
The supposition is that this committee
intends to endeavor in some way to aid
the fire commissioners in securing the
amount appropriated out of "delinquent
taxes not collected" for their benefit; but
no one appears to understand just how
this is to be done.
Extending; Kelly Street.
An ordinance intended to dedicate a
right of way for the extension of Kelly
street through Terwllllger Park, to make
this street a thoroughfare to Macadam
street, was read twice. As It was entitled
"An ordinance dedicating a piece of land
owned by the city, and known as Terwll
llger Park," It was evident that an error
had been made, and the ordinance was
referred to the committee on streets.
Several members of the Pqrtland Driv
ing Association were present, and it ap
pears that they are the promoters of the
scheme, and wished to have the right-of
way dedicated at once. The question was
raised as to where the money was to come
from to open and extend the street
through city property after the right ot
way was dedicated, and it was stated that
the driving association had agreed to at
tend to this. A full understanding in re
gard to the matter will probably be ar
rived at before further action is taken.
Ordinances providing for the time and
manner of improving two blocks of Front
atreet, near the Alblna ferry, with Bel
gian blocks, and for improving Taggart
street from Tabor avenue to Habersham
avenue, were passed.
Ordinances declaring the proportionate
share of the cost of constructing sewers,
and making appropriations therefore, In
the following streets were passed: Gan
tcnbeln avenue $653 53; Alblna avenue,
$213 So; Hood street, $S46; Tenth street.
An ordinance appropriating $502 50 out of
the general fund for the relief of cer
tain persons who had paid more for
liquor licenses than the new license law
required was passed.
An ordinance was passed authorizing
the auditor to issue warrants to the chief
of police for the collection of delinquent
street and sewer assessments.
An ordinance authorizing the street
committee to construct a sidewalk and
stairway from the w'est end of "Woods
street to the county road, at an expense
of $100. was passed. This sidewalk and
stairway are for the convenience of chll-
Flannels for Shirt Waists
In the following shades: Military blue,
Tale blue, pearl gray, medium gray,
heliotrope, purple, cardinal, , garnet.
Special, 50c yard.
Scotch Zephyr Flannels
A beautiful fabric for Shirt "Waists
and" children's dresses. 28 inches wide.
Friday and Saturday Only ,
$1.25 Bohemian Vases 95c special
25c Cameo Vases 18c special
25c Glass Vases 18c special
75c Alarm Clocks 6Sc sfpeclal
1000 yards of 45-inch Fish Net Sash
Curtaining, at lac special
100 pairs Ruffled Muslin Curtains..
50 pairs Ruffled Muslin Curtains.
........ v $1.15 pair
100 pairs Bobbinet Lace Curtains,
with Valenciennes insertion and
edge; special . 51.95 pair
200 yards Furniture Chintz 8c yard
Remnants of Veiling; 25c to 35c
yard value; remnants at 8c each
A Ribbon Bargain
Liberty Taffeta Ribbon, cord edge,
high luster; special ISc jiard.
Z Inches wide; colors, white, cream,
pink, blue, maize, cardinal, and tur
quoise blue. Special, 18c yard.
White Lawn and Embroidery Turn
over Collars; special, 10c each.
Venice Lace All-Over, 22 inches wide;
butter shade; special, 69c yard.
36-inch Percales, Spring styles; spe
cial, 9c yard.
100 dozen Boys' School Hose; double
I knee; German heel; special, 15c pair.
dren coming from Marquam Heights to
the Failing school.
Resolutions were adopted directing the
city engineer to prepare plans and speci
fications and estimates of the cost of Im
proving the following streets: Macadam
street, from Grover to Lowell; East
Tenth, North Front street and Haight
avenue. Also for the construction of sew
ers in Eugene street, Sacramento, East
Alder, Sellwood, East Ninth, San Rafael
and East Main streets.
A resolution directing a survey of the
proposed extension of Vaughn street was
Alleged Laundry Ttuisance.
A protest which had been presented to
R. Williams, against a laundry on his
property, In block 167, opposite the City
L ' . . MODerty.own.
Hall, signed by the other property-own
ers on the block, was read by the auditor.
It sets forth that the laundry Is a per
petual nuisance by reason of the fire,
smoke, soot, ashes and cinders It emits,
and is a damage to adjoining property,
and it intimates that unless the nuisance
is abated, suit for damages will be com
menced. Referred to the committee on
health and police
Favor Fifth-Street Franchise.
Two petitions, signed by some 30 property-owners
on Fifth street, were present
ed, asking that a franchise to operate a
street-railway on Fifth and other streets
be granted to the Portland Traction Com
pany. Referred to the committee on
An Invitation from the committee in
charge of the Jewish fair, to be held In
Hibernian hall, March 12, was presented,
inviting the mayor, council and board of
public works to "attend. On motion the
thanks of the council were extended to
the committee and the invitation filed.
A protest against the improvement of Nl
colal street was presented by Louis and
The report of the street committee, rec
ommending that $500 be appropriated out
of the general fund, to assist In improving
Grand avenue, from East Clay to East
Grant, was not adopted, and was referred
back to the committee.
Mayor Storey stated that the Port of
Portland, In dredging the harbor, had se
riously obstructed the mouth of the Johnson-creek
sewer. After some discussion the
matter was referred to the board of pub
lic works, who will see that a channel Is
opened to allow the sewer to discharge into
Communications were presented by the
city engineer calling attention to the need
of the floor of the Front-street bridge,
across Marquam gulch, being repaired at
an expense of $1500, a portion of which
will have to be paid by the company op
erating the railway across the bridge, and
also to the necessity of the elevated road
way on Northrup street being replanked
at a cost of $840.
WILL REQUIRE WITNESSES.
Naturalized Citizens Who Have Lost
Their Papers Must Furnish Proof.
Clerk of the County Court H. H. Holmes,
who under the law has charge of the reg
istration of voters, yesterday stated that
he will follow the sugestions contained in
the 'letter of District Attorney Sewall as
near as he can, Mr. Holmes said: "I will
require all naturalized citizens to produce
their papers, or certified copies of them,
where it Is possible, and also first papers
by those who have not taken out their
final papers. If a man has lost his pa
pers for any reason, he must obtain a
copy, if one Is to be had. "Where he Is un
able to do this, he must sign an affidavit
setting forth that he Is a citizen and has
no papers, and the reason why he cannot
procure copies, and the affidat must be
signed by not less than two witnesses who
will certify that they believe the state
ments made to be tru, knowing the elec
tor to be a reliable man. I shall pursue
the same course In the cases of those who
came here under age and assert citizen
ship by virtue of the naturalization of
their father, where they cannot produce
their father's papers or satisfactory proof
that he was a citizen. Those born out
side of the United States, whose fathers
may have been citizens at the time of
their birth, I shall register. I am having
blank forms for affidavits printed, and
they will be ready tomorrow. In the case
of old and well-known residents, I may
not be quite so particular about wit
nesses." "So Registration Today.
Mr.Ho!mes stated that he had received
a request asking that the registration of
fice be kept open today to accommodate
certain persons who will have leisure
time, but he was uncertain about the
law. A statute of 1593 provides that "no
court can be opened, nor can any judicial
business be tried, on February 22."
Mf. Holmes said he Is authorized by law
to judge of the qualifications of persons
offering to register, and the question wa3
if this is a judicial function. He had ad
vised with Judges Cake and Frazer. who
had expressed an informal opinion that
It might not be legal to open the office to
day. Great Gathering; of Workmen.
There was a great gathering of mem
bers of the Workmen order last night at
the Burkhard building. Fidelity and Up
chorch lodges and several of the other
lodges came together for Joint installa
tion of about 50 candidates. The goat was
In fine trim for the occasion, and 400
members of the ordr wtai' nrnnant A-f
j ter the initiation ceremonies, speeches
were the order.
A Rare Bargain tn
A Desirable Fabric
New and beautiful pat
terns in a seasonable fabric
suitable for Wrappers, Dress
ing Sacques, Waists, Chil
dren's Dresses, Etc.
See them displayed in one
of our Fifth-street windows.
SHE DIED OF DIPHTHERIA
CHBCiD "WHO WAS TREATED BY TWO
Its Mother Had No Knoivledgre of the
Malignancy of the Disease
Till Too Late.
The 8-year-old daughter of Mrs." A. Nel
son, 501 Columbia street, died Sunday even
ing with diphtheritic croup. Thechild had
been 111 for several days. Its life was
sacrificed, according to the circumstances
in the case, to a belief In the potency ot
Christian Sciehce healing.
"Dr." Abraham Hertzka, well-known In
the local colony of scientists, and who
was censured by a coroner's jury in con
Tiftftlnn -nrlth tho dAnth nf Mrs. S. B. Quint.
nf Olalatnnft Park, was called in to treat
Mrs. Nelson's HtWe girl.
When the treacn-
erous disease had made considerable head
way, Miss Aldrich, another Christian Sci
entist, tried to do something for the child.
However, she grew worse. A neighbor of
the Nelsons urged other medical atten
tion. Dr. A. S. Nichols was summoned by
the despairing mother, but the case was
too far gone, and his efforts resulted in
simply prolonging the child's life about 24
hours, by means of an operation.
The mother's mental condition Is
With tears In her eyes and a voice
breaking with emotion, Mrs. Nelson begged
yesterday that nobody be tuamea, ana,
most of all. that nothing be said of her
"Because," said she, "there is heartache
enough now, without saying any more."
Mrs. Nelson lives with a grown son and
a daughter. The husband has been away
in the north mining for three years.
She said that Marguerite had all her
life been a croupy child, and that her sick
ness started from what seemed to be an
"I suppose," the mother said, "that It
was worse than I Imagined. I treated my
child the best I knew how. When I saw
she was getting worse I called In Mtsa
Aldrich to treat her. I asked Mr. Hertzka
to come. It would be very little of ma
now to blame him or find fault with him.
Please do not criticise anyone. I have
enough to bear in the loss of my child."
"Did you treat the girl yourself?"
"I am not far enough advanced In the
study of it. I think Christian Science is
a beautiful religion a beautiful belief."
"How long have you been a student of
"Some eight or nine years. I know very
little about the science as yet, but I still
believe in it."
"Do you think your child's life could
have been saved?"
"I do not think doctors are Infallible,"
evasively said Mrs. Nelson. "Perhaps I
did let the disease run along a bit, but
1 don't want anything said about the
methods of treatment of any of the phy
sicians. I suppose Mr. Hertzka did the
best he could. I suppose the ordinary doc
tors do all they can."
When Mrs. Nelson was asked hew long
her child had been ill, she said she could
not well remember. It Is said the girl
had been ill for about a week. Wednesday
of last week the child took a turn for
the worse. On that day. Hertzka gave the
little sufferer what relltY his faith and
prayers could bestow. It appears that he
did not then return, or could not be found
until Friday. All this time the diphtheritic
croup had been fastening more surely
upon the little girl.
On Saturday morning the trouble had
reached the critical stage. Dr. A. S. Nich
ols was summoned and found the case
past medical treatment. With the assist
ance of his brother, Dr. C. L. Nichols,
the operation of tracheotomy was per
formed, and the patient lingered until
Sunday night, when the Inevitable came.
The doctors had no hope of saving the
girl, and tne onlythlng they could do was
to prolong her living hours.
Diphtheritic croup Is highly contagions.
The percentage of mortality from the dis
ease Is greater than In ordinary diphthorla.
No precautions were taken to prevent a
possible spread of the disease, .ad v.o
warning flag was displayed. For this al
leged neglect of the welfare &Z; others,
Mrs. M. A. Kinsman, who lives m an ad
Joining house, is Incensed. Sh- sewed for
the Nelson family. Her te&phone was
frequently used. She callett In the Nel
son's apartments, but did net see the child.
When she Inquired the ixiture of Mar
guerite's Illness she wajs told, she says,
that It was croup. A5 the child was 8
years old, she could nt believe this, and,
to confirm her own, suspicions, she tele
phoned to ask Dr. J71chols, who informed
her, Saturday morrlng, of the serious na
ture of the case. It is impossible to tell
whether any more cases of the dread dis
ease will appear in that part of the city
as a result of Marguerite Nelson's sickness.
A View of ainrliham's Poem.
PORTLA.KD, Feb. 20. (To the Editor.)
Just why "Edwin Markham's poem, "The
Man Wi.b the Hoe,'" has created such
widespread animosity, is hard to under
stand. That It should be supposed to
relate to that class alone who till the
soil, seems absurd. Tills soul-quenched
beln.j and there are many such in greater
or ;iu less degree Is the exception rather
thnp the rule In whichever class it may
appear. It has been said that a man's
fducatlon should begin 100 years before
he is born.' Is It, then, so difficult to
understand "the emptiness of ages In his
face," when, for generations, the ancestor
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willful Indifference, trodden the treadmlM
of his forefather, either too well satisfied
or too slothful to attempt the smallest
departure In Its fundamental structure by
an effort of free will in overcoming an
Inherent vice or degenerating environ
ment? Is it to be wondered at that the
I progeny of such self-stunted souls should
i at last confront us In the awfulness wnich
; this poem describes? And is this dread
I shape not found In the palace as In the
j thatched cottage? Has not the master or
the tiller of the soil, by the deadening
of his own soul, presented just such han
diwork of God? "The soul is born of God,
but formed by man." The poem would
seem a plea for posterity, rather than a
reflection on an occupation.
NORTH DAKOTAN ASTONISHED
Visitinj? Farmer Thinks of
' T- J- Cooper, a prominent farmer
T. J. Cooper, a prominent farmer of
Griggs county, North Dakota, Is spending
afew weeks on the Pacific coast, by way
or recreation, and at the same time to
escape the rigors of the prairie blizzards.
The farmers of his portion of the state,
he says, are prosperous, as they had a
good crop of wheat and flax last year,
and sold the product of their fields to
, good advantage. The wheat was let go
at 55 to 65 cents a bushel, while flaxseed
brought $1 30 to $1 40.
This latter crop
I is coming into great favor with North
! Dakota farmers, as it Is raised with little
j or no trouble, and the price offered is con-
i siaereu more uniiormiy remunerative inan
, that of wheat. Twenty bushels of wheat
to the acre Is considered a fair average,
and the flax runs from 12 to 25. The
flax straw is used only, for fuel so far,
but machinery will shortly be Introduced
for its manipulation into fabric, after
which the straw will have a commercial
The culture of flax, he thinks, wears
the soil out faster than wheat, and he
deems It wise? to sow flax but once in four
years, on the same land. Wheat and root
crops might alternate the other three
years, when the land would be capable of
producing another crop of flax without
"The splendid resources of Oregon be
wilder me," he said yesterday, at the St.
Charles. "Tour farming interests, tim
ber, mines and stock cannot help but
make the state wealthy, while your cli
mate alone Is a wealth In itself. Yonr
people seem to make a living so ejigily
that they forget how fortunately they
are situated, and so new blood and new
capital will have to come in to develop the
wealth nature has so lavishly tKfstowed
on every hand." When he returns home
he Is likely to do considerable nrisslonarv
., , . . ..
work for Oregon among his neighbors, who
are tiring of the long winters on the wind
:wept prairies of North Dakota.
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Annual Meeting Tils Afternoon
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beginning at M. Toasts are as follows:
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"The Principles of '76 as Applied to the
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Bunker Hill Its Influence and Le-3-
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Religions Factors in the Problem in
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continued in the annexation of Hawaii and
In the war with Spain, and is now acute
In expansion; but It is Mr. Boutwell, not
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PiuW iUR FllHAL GAMES
PUGET SOUND BOWLERS HSRJE FOB
Concluding Contests for ,lhe Intex
state Championship Flrst-CUua
The bowling teams representing the Ta
eoma ana two Seattle etafes will arrive
ia Portland this afternoon and bow.
agaiEdt the three' Portland teams in the
final games of the interstate champion
shlo tonight, Friday and Saturday nights.
The games scheduled for tonight are
Seattle Athletic Club at Commercial, Ta
eointt at Arlington, and Seattle Bowing
Club at Multnomah. All of the olubs
will bring their beet material, and will
hi as strong as tbey were at home. The
i Athletic Club leads in the race, with the
Bowling Club second and afultnomah
th.rd. there being a difference of one
ganx. in the order named. That the con
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as the teams are the strongest that ever
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leaders are uncomfortably close.
Commercial will have a strong team on
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th? tour games lost at S. A. C. alleys,
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evenly matched. Thoy broke even at Seat
tle, and both teams will attempt to make
a gain at this meeting. Tacoma an I
Arlington will have a hard race The Ta
comas will find Arl'ngton much stronger
then the team was when it went to the
Sound. Games at all the clung will be
bowled on fonr alleys, as In all the Port
land games that number has been used
S. A. C. will bring Barrager, Hugglns
Churchill, Bowes, Nelson, "the terr'b e
Swede," and Cole, who, as a bowler is
undoubtedly the marvel of the century
S. B. C. will be represented by "Dad' Har
rison, Baldwin, Sanls, Huston. Darling
ton, Gillette and Clarke. The Union
Ctoc-'s team will consist of Parsons, Steeb,
Bberly. Tlnling, Tousey and Griggs A
yumber of "rooters," headed by W G
Hpllar. will aerflimMiiT th thorns and fhn
f whole party will number about .
All games will begin promptly at 8 P.
M.. and should be finished by 9 3d. Per
sons desiring to witness the contests will
do well to go early, as the accommoda
ting at an the alleys are limited The
Portland bowlers were impartially treated
during their visit to the Sound, and no
doubt tne visitors will fare likewise here
Eberly, Baker, Parsons, Hellar, Steeb
koj n-4, r w- t 1 i ' i.
"" '-"e,", vi tira hcvum team, re itijii.
experts, and win parthrpate In the corn-
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Mr. Stubb I guess they must be fire
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