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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1900.
NO WORM VALUES
County Assessors Fail to Agree
Upon a Basis.
TO APPRAISE IN THEIR OWN WAY
Principal Werk of the Officer' Con
gestion Left to Committee to
Report la the Fall.
Fifteen, county accwaors met Tuesday
to agree mom & ufltforn baste of valua
tions for aw coma oat purposes la Oregon
for 1800. They adjourned yesterday with
out acoorapMebiBK aaythteg, for the reason
that there was nothing for tbera to do.
They agreed not to agree upon a basis.
Although they called e.ach other brothers
- in the generic sense te the two day'
proceedings, they went home happy in
tn.rid and determined te watch each other
as a hawk watches & spring pullet. If
ar.y county makes a large cut la valua
tions this year. It is probable that all the
Others will follow, though Assessor Green
icafs assurance that Multnomah values
wul show an increaee of between ?6,O0G,Ou0
and $790,ew may serve to check any
An agreement looking to uniform valua
tions was not advisable for several rea
sjHS In the first place, the law requires
crrraisement of property for taxation pur
roses at lfcs actual cash value, and if as
sessors enforce the law there will be unl
rjrmlty enough. In the second place, the
agreement of IS assessors would not be
" uding upon tt aeeeraors, and without
unanimous consent uniform appraisement
wruld not. it would seem, be practicable.
In the third place, there would be the
county boards of equalization to reckon
wiih. No matter what agreement asses-
sore might make, these boards would have j
trie final say as to what should constitute
All these factors were taken into con
s aeration by the assessors when they met
yesterday afternoon to decide upon a plan
of action. Carnahan of Clatsop moved
that the basis for 1SW assessments be
'he average of the assessments for 1887,
1S98 and MM In each county, and that as
sessors agree in writing to accept this
Whipple of Wasco objected on the
ground that an agreement would serve
no purpose. Whatever assessors would
do, the county boards of equalization
w ould have the last say. He favored leav
ing the matter to the honor and principle
Glllett of Douglas protested against an
p-greement. He said the best method was
for assessors to do their duty as they in
terpreted the law.
Busan of Umatilla refused point blank
to sign an agreement.
Carnahan thought some method should
be arrived at so that the same classes of
property might be assessed at uniform
values throughout the state. He told of
a Mock of property that he had assessed
at J22.W0. The property had been offered
to him at Its assessed value, together
tilth a promise of a M per cent commis
sion If he would find a buyer.
Assessor Greenleaf grasped Carnaban'a
confession to point out that no such in
equalities could be found In Multnomah's
assessment. He had aimed to make ap
praisements on the basis of values pre
vailing in other sections of the state. He
objected to being bound by an agreement
for uniform values. Multnomah values
have increased la the past year, and the
1900 roll will show an Increase of between
$6 000,000 and $7.0a.00 over that of 1S9B.
This he said, would be a natural increase.
Pike of Sherman said that an average
based on values for three yeans back
would give his county a lower appraise
ment than If he were permitted to go
about his business in the regular way.
Carnahan's motion was defeated by a
Chairman Oreenleaf appointed Buzan of
Vmatilla, Payton of Baker, and Tecum of
Yamhill, to fix valuations of stock and
railroad beds, and disbanded without nam
ing a date for reassembling.
All Work Referred te Committees.
The convention of county judges, com
missioners and assessors accomplished
l.ale more than the assessors acting for
"hemselves. They accepted the report of
-the legislation committee appointed last
July, which favors taking the military roll
cut of the hands of assessors, abolition
cf the p. poll tax; collection of tax on
personal property at the time of assess
ment a four years' term for assessors,
and creation of a state board of equaliza
1 n to be composed of county assessors.
Ihe convention did not commit Itself to
these recommendations. Practically, every
lsue raised in the convention and every
purpose for which It was assembled was
1 ft to committees, whicn will report this
The first business before the convention
;-terday morning was the report from
Jh assessors of their proceedings Tues
day night. These were that assessors
should hold office four years; that assess
ment be made on the first Monday in
Januarj , that the assessment roll be th
ax roll, that all the taxes be payable on
the first Monday in November; that mer
tliandise firms be required to furnish ln
lol es of their stocks, that county as
sessors be created a state board of equali
zation, that the board meet the first Mon
da In September annually, and that the
assessment of realty made in 380C hold for
Commissioner Scott, of Clackamas, fa
ired basing the state tax upon popuia
tl r, as this would be a just distribution.
If that were done, there would ne no
reed of a board of equalisation. Tie said
there was no sense In giving out the in
formation that Multnomah count v was
mt worth m.m,m. Portland alone could
not be bought for that money. Figures
of this character do not make god
Flowing for a state. Intending settlers
f rm the Improoeton that Oregon is tar
ridden and go to Washington, where
there is more equality.
Ascsor Yooom, of Tamhill, favored
a state board of equalization, composed
of coint assessors, as a fair method of
equalizing values. He said the members
from other counties would have no
trouble in holding down the Multnomah
county man when they got him to Salem.
The report was accepted as the recom
mendations of the assessors.
Who Pay the Poll Tax
Assessor Oreenleaf called up the repot t
cf the legislation committee, which was
BUDmitted Tuesday, and moved sts adop
tion. It recommended aboHtion of the
military roll or the taking of th making
o It out of the hands of assessors; abol
ition of the (1 poll tax. collection of the
t-x on personal property at the time of
assessment, a four years term for coun
t assessors, creation of a state board of
equalisation, consisting of count as
sessors. Judgo On-, of Clatsop, opposed alM
tlon of poll tax. He said that the road
and poll tax should be $S and that em
ployers should be required, as in Wash
ington and California, to deduct this
amount front the wages of their em
ployes and pay It to the count'. In this
wa . Jude Gray thought many who are
non-taxpayers. In fact, every man be
tween tt and M years of age. except the
legal exceptions, would be made a con
tributor to government.
Assessor Greenleaf denounced the poll
tax as an "iniquitous tax, one hard to
rollect and a burden that falls altogether
on people who ore already on the roll
for a tax on personal or real property.
It generally falls on persons with small
holdings, the man who comes to town
with the tm hnokeL the man vrtth thn
could collect this tax, but no law that
has yet been devised reaches this vast
non-taxpaying horde. When the roll Is
turned over to sheriffs they do not seem
to be able to make much headway. There
may be a reason fpr this; sheriffs prob
ably do not like to hold up for $1 poll tax
the man with a big vote. Of the 4000
names on the Multnomah tax roll for
poll tax fully 80 per cent of them are
holders of personal or real property. I
am unable to get poll tax In Multnomah
county from any one who is not a payer
of tax on real or personal property."
Assessor Conner, of Polk county, said
he had never had trouble to collect poll
tax from laboring men. In fact, the only
people from whom poll tax could be col
lected were men who Etrive to keep
themselves respectable and support their
families. "Since we cannot collect from
transients, why encumber the rolls with
Bonrd of Equalization.
County Judge B. F. Wilson, of Union,
opposed abolition of poll tax and crea
tion of a state board of equalization,
composed of county assessors. One rea
son why there would be no such board
was that Multnomah county would not
permit "If I lived in Multnomah coun
ty I should protest against any such
body, for it would be more unjust than
the late board of equalization, which was
composed of members from the judicial
districts. Multnomah always fought the
old board, and It was justified in doing
so, and In finally getting the board abol
ished. There cannot be a fair board
without equality of representation.
Representation should be based upon
population or the amount of assessable
Judge Wilson defended poll tax on the
principle that every man who receives
protection from government should bear
his proportion of the burden. In Union
county about one-half the poll tax had
been collected; the remainder had been
lost, partly through neglect of officers.
Judge Wilson was not hopeful that
tangible results would be accomplished
by the convention. He said that the con
vention might resolve and resolve, but
when the legislature came to amend the
assessment and taxation laws it would
give the people what It thought they
needed. "The assessment laws are de
fective and should be thoroughly revised.
Assessments should be directed against
property, and the name of the owner
should only be Incidental, Instead of pri
mary, as now. When the assessment Is
entered It should be a Hen on the prop
erty. Once In three or four years is often
enough to assess real property. Taxes
should become delinquent January 1. I
favor collections twice a year taxes on
personal property by July 1 and on real
property by January 1, All taxes should
be paid to the county treasurer, and only
the delinquent roll placed in the hands
of the sheriff.
State Tax Causes tlie Trouble.
Judge Potter, of Lane county, said the
entire controversy resolved Itself into a
struggle between the counties to escape
payment of their just proportion of the
state tax. Eliminate that difficulty and
most of the trouble will be out of the way.
Judge Potter said he was opposed to any
new legislation, unless he were convinced
that It would be an Improvement on pres
ent conditions. No argument had been
produced to show that a board of equall1
zatlon, composed of county assessors,
would be any better than a board elected
from judicial districts, and it might be
worse. Neither had there been any dem
onstration that levy of state taxes on the
basis of population would be an improve
ment on the present system. Judge Potter
was In favor of going slowly and studying
conditions In other states before making
recommendations to the legislature.
Assessor Greenleaf explained that the
assessors wanted the poll tax business
taken out of their hands. They did not
care whether or not it was abolished or
in what form it might be retained, so long
as they had nothing to do with It. The
military roll, he said, was a farce, a relic
of medieval times, and was of no earthly
use. He had seen the military rolls In the
adjutant-general's office covered with dust,
or else used to elevate the seat of the
typewriter.. Multnomah county, he said,
wastes $500 or $000 a year In making up this
roll. Assessor Greenleaf expressed a will
ingness to take his chances with a board of
equalization composed of county assessors.
He was certain that there was a better
show to get justice this way than under
any other plan.
Actnal Values the Best Sjstcm.
' Assessor Buzan, of Umatilla, said that
assessment of property at Its actual cash
value was the right remedy for present
troubles. There Is no valid reason why
actual values should not be the basis.
Violation of the law which commands
cash values Is to blame for the present
unfortunate condition of affairs and for
the bitterness between the counties. The
assessor should place a fair market vaiue
on all property assessed, and if owners
were not satisfied they should be empow
ered to appeal to a jury for reappraise
ment Railroads, banks, express companies
and kindred corporations should pay taxes
directly to the state.
Judge Potter, of Lane, said a board of
equalization composed of county assessors
would be more expensive than the old
board elected from judicial districts. While
acting as a board of equalization, the as
sessors could not be expected to serve for
less than ?5 a day, with mileage In addi
tion. Judge Potter favored an equaliza
tion board of three or five members, to
be appointed by the governor, secretary of
etate and state treasurer, and to serve six
or nine years.
Assessor Fegtly said an equalization
board of assessors did not meet his Ideas.
He said euch a board would be expensive
Judge Wilson thought It would be best
to appoint a committee to make a thor
ough Investigation into the entire question
and report in July. He said Union county
would give financial assistance and con
sent to the employment of good legal tal
ent He moved that the report of the
committee be laid on the table. The mo
tion was defeated, and a motion to accept
the report prevailed.
Road Tax of S3 Sagrscstcd.
At the afternoon session. Judge Gray, of
the committee appointed to recommend
legislation requiring dilatory administra
tors, executors and guardians to close
up states, reported advising that the sub
ject be left to the legislative committee
of the county Judges. The report was
Judge Lyons, of the committee on poll
tax, reported as follows: "That a law be
enacted providing for the levy of $3 upon
each inhabitant as a road tax, and that
tho same be collected In cash; that notice
by tho assessor or road supervisor to the
employer of such tax be as a garnishee
of such employe's wages; that other road
tax be collected In the same manner as
other state and county taxes."
Judge Gray thought It was advisable to
leave it optional whether road tax should
be paid in cash or In work. Judge Lyons
and Commissioner Scott favored cash pay
ments, and said that If any wanted to
work out the road tax, the road super
visors could hire them ana pay them daily
wages. In this way more work could be
obtained, because when men are working
out the road tax. as under the presetn sys
tem, they work In a listless way. The re
port of the committee was adopted with
out further discussion. "
The chair was authorised to appoint a
joint committee of nine to recommend
legislation, as follows: Three judges on
probate matters; three commissioners on
roads and three assessors on assessmer'
and taxation. The appointees were Judges
Potter of Lane. Gray of Clatsop. Nelson of
Union; Commissioners Scott of Clackamas,
Rlggs of Polk, Evans of Wasco, and As
sessors White of Columbia. Payton of
Baker and Hobart of Marlon. Chairman
Bartholomew was added to tho commit
tee, made Its chairman and given power
to appoint a secretary. Each county court
In the state was requested to contribute
LAST SPOT SHIP TAKEN
JTOT A DISEXGAGED GRA1X VESSEL
OX THE COAST.
British. Baric Kinfnuns Chartered at
Gd Xitrate Trade Takes
All the Ships.
There Is not a single disengaged grain
ship on the Pacific coast anywhere be
tween Mexico and Alaska. For the past
three days, Portland enjoyed the dis
tinction of having the only free ship any
where on the coast line of over 2000 miles,
but yesterday the Kinfauns, the one lone
vessel which held down the free list was
chartered to load wheat at Portland for
the United Kingdom at 42s Gd. As the
Kinfauns Is one of the smallest vessels
that has entered the river for nearly two
years, the rate Is quite reasonable, com
pared with recent charters made for la
ter loading at this port The San Fran
cisco papers, which usually know all
about Portland business, are reporting
the Kinfauns as arriving under charter
at 3Ss. As we are indebted to them for
this interesting piece of news, we will
reciprocate by Informing them that the
British barks Reliance and Calthnes
shlre were chartered last Friday and Sat
urday, respectively, at 41s 3d for wheat
loading at San Francisco for the United
Kingdom. These charters were both re
ported In Portland on Saturday, but the
San Francisco papers of Monday were
still carrying the two vessels on the dis
engaged list although they kindly fixed
the Kinfauns for Portland loading at
Mention was made last week of the
large list of ships being taken for load
ing nitrate. This Is undoubtedly drawing
more ships out of the Pacific coast grain
trade than any other factor, and if there
is not a slackening in tho business very
soon, 50 shillings will not be an unusual
rate before next season's crop Is floated.
Several charters have been made in Eu
rope recently at 50 shillings for the round
from Europe to Newcastle, thence to the
west coast and hdme to England, and as
high as 31s 3d has been paid for nitrate
from west coast ports for orders. The
nitrate ports are cheap ports for vessels
to enter, and as they are a matter of
C000 miles nearer Europe than the grain
ports of California, Oregon and Wash
ington, they will have the call on ships
so long as they pay present rates.
will leave up tomorrow -afternoon to com
mence loading. The St Irene Is taking
In cargo, and will get away by the lat
ter part of the week. Owing to the su
perior loading facilities- of Portland, she
will receive much quicker dispatch than
was given her at Tacoma, The Doyu
Maru. which comes to J. C Robinson,
will load wheat and lumber.
NEW QTJARAXTIXE REGTflUlTIOX.
Bills of Health Unnecessary for Alaska-Bound
A circular to collectors of customs and
others, issued by O. L. Spaulding, act
ing secretary of the treasury department,
under date of February 9, sets forth
that by virtue of the ' provision's of the
act of August 18, 1S94. bills of health,
under section 2 of the act of February 15,
1893, shall no longer be required of the
masters of vessels proceeding from places
in British Columbia or the Northwest
territory, Canada, directly to places In
Alaska unless quarantlnable diseases pre
vail at the foreign port of departure, In
which case such bills. In duplicate, and
In the form prescribed by the" depart-,
ment's quarantine regulations, must be
obtained from the proper consular officer
of the United States or from the medi
cal officer of the United States when such
officer has been detailed; by the president
for the purpose, subject to- the provis
ions of the department's, circular of
April 54, 1899, No. 64, exempting from the
requirements, as to bills of health, ves
sels from any port whiere there Is no
such consul or officer.
Such vessels will be admitted to the
exemptions mentioned In article 1, par
agraph 1, subcaptlon "Exceptions," on
page 25. of the "Quaranlinsf Regulations
to bo Observed at Ports an'd on the Fron
tiers of the United Stales,'' approved No
vember 13. 1899. .
BIG TRANSPORT FLKET.
Great Britain Hns Chartered Over
The demands of the British govern
ment in connection with the South Afri
can war have resulted in the charter of
214 vessels, representing a total of over
A number of the steamers have made, 1
or are to make, more than one voyage
to the Cape under charter to the admir
alty, some of them under fresh charters.
Apart from the troops, armaments, horses
and stores sent by the vessels in the
list, large numbers of troops, etc. have
been conveyed by the Union Steamship
Company, the Caste Mall Packets Com
pany and others by their ordinary boats,
of which no account Is taken In the list
A good many vessels have also been re
quisitioned by the Australian and Cana
dian authorities for the carriage of co
lonial troops, etc. These are not includ
ed. The vessels taken for transport pur
poses are nearly all fine modern boats,
with sea speeds ranging from 12 to 21
knots per hour. The names and gross
tonnage of the fleet follows:
AfrSc U,816ILtemore Cas.... 4,045
Algeria 4,510Lord Dufferln... 4,644
Albatia 2,766,Lord lveagh ... 3,314
America 5,158LycIa 3,282
American 8,lMab 2,833
Anglo-Austrl'n. 4,019,Magda 2.2S2
AnselmaAieLar- JMagloian 5,065
rinaga 4,094MajestIc ., 9,965
Antllllan 5,60SiMalta 6064
Anubls 2,406,Manchiester City 5,833
Araucanla 2,605Manchester Cor-
Arawa 5,044 poratlon 5,300
Ariosto STOlanchester Port 5,616
Armenia S,82oManhattan 8,004
Assaye 7,240juanlla 4,210
Atlantlan 9,355jMa,plemore 7,717
Aurania 7,2b9Muin 3,838
Avoca 5,d24Meath 2,295
Avondale Cas.. 5,5Jl,MedIc 11,985
Barbadian 4,o0iWenes 2,495
Bavarian 10,200MexIcan 4,661
Bhamo 3,127MIlwaukee 7,317
Bombay 3,192Mohawk 4,212
Kooldana 2,SbOMonarch 7,193
Braemax Cas.. b.b.MongolIan 4,838
Britannic 5,904 JMonteagle 5,468
Brit Prince.... t,950Monterey 5,455
Brit. Princess.. 7,000 Montezuma .... 7,345
Brookside 2,705iMontford 5,481
Buluwayo 4,412,Mount Royal ... 'i.mo
Canada 8,806Muttra 4,b44
Canning 5,3bbNalrung 4,425
Carinthia 5,598Nankln 3,960
Caspian 3,603Narrung ... ... 5,078
Catalonia 4,841?fevasa t 2,998
Uavour 6,765Nlle 5,946
Cephalonla .... 5,6ut)Nomadic 5,749
Ceotrian 8,823Norna 2,242
Cheshire 5,705Norman 7,537
Chicago 6,403l?Jorseman 10,222
City of Cam- INowshera 3,024
bridge 3,841NubIa '. 5,914
City of London 3,229NuranI 4.432
City of Rome.. 8,144,Orcana 4,803
City of Venice. 3,456,0-rient 5,365
City of Vienna 4,672Oriental 5,284
Clan Macarthur 3,994Ottoman 4,843
Clan Ranald ... 2,056Palatina 2,998
Colombian 5,614PavoniIa 5,588
Corlnt'hla 1.330 pekin 4,957
Cymric 12,552penarth 3,035
Den of Alrlie... 3,51iPersla 3,596
Denton Grange 5.742iPindari 5,674
Devona 3,773pinomore 6,215
ought to par tah tax ta Multnomah
county are to teuad la the srImm
of tho north and mC Parttand. It would
he a rood. tMag for the county If we
THE ROPES' LONG 'TRIP.
Ncvr Yorlc to San Francisco Via Cape
of Good 'Hope'.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 2LThe ship A.
G. Ropes has arrived here from New
York, after a remarkable voyage. She
left New York In July, 1899, and, in order
to get here, has In reality circumnavigated
the globe. The distance covered during
the voyage was 25,800 nautical miles, and
of this over 16,000 knots was made under
All kinds of accidents befell the stout
merchantman. Two days out from New
York the boatswain disappeared, and the
crew swore the ship was "hoodooed." Off
the Azores the Ropes was caught in a
southwester, which blew a number of sails
out of the bolt ropes. Off the Horn the
rudder-head twisted In a terrific gale, and
when the monkey-itiller was, put Into use
It also broke down. Captain Rivers at
tempted to make Port Stanley for repairs.
It was almost Impossible to steer the ves
sel, and during the five days the crew was
fighting with the elements the Ropes
nearly went ashore twice. Finally Cap
tain Rivers put into Port William, and
there the repairs to the damaged tiller
were made. With his steering-gear in bad
shape. Captain Rivers squared away for
the Cape of Good Hope. While running
south and making 12 knots an hour, the
Ropes nearly ran Into a field of Ice.
THE QUARANTINE FLEET.
Doyu Morn, from Honolulu, Joins the
Lennox and the Beechdale.
ASTORIA, Or., Feb. 21. The Japanese
steamer Doyu Maru, which arrived In this
afternoon, had an uneventful passage of
10 days from Honolulu. She had no sick
ness on board, and was disinfected be
fore leaving Honolulu, but she has been
placed In quarantine for 48 hours, and her
hold is being fumlgater to kill the rats.
The hold of the United States transport
Lennox Is being fumigated, andshe will be
released from quarantine on Friday. The
British bark Beechdale will be released
tomorrow afternoon. Quarantine Officer
Hastings has received notice from the
department at Washington that the site
recently purchased for a quarantine sta
tion has been turned over to the treasury
department and is now In his custody.
Two large steam disinfecting chambers
have been ordered for this station and
will be shipped in a short time. The
plans for the station buildings aro being
prepared at Washington, and as soon
as they arrive the contracts will be let.
Doune Cae 4,046Putiala
Duneda 5,4l31Rajah .
Dunolly Cas.... 4,167 jRanoe
Englishman ... b,336
Fazllka 4,152,Scot 7,815
Florence 2,492Secundra 2,610
Florida 3,202Servia 7.392
Formosa 4,045,Severn 3,760
Galka 6,2S7j31bertan 3,846
Gascon 6,2SSiSicllian 8,000
Gaul 4,74531mla 5,884
German 6,763Slrdhana 2,729
Glongyle 3,455 Slrsa 2,610
Sloxanla 2,540,Southern Cross. 5,050
Goorkha 6,287Spartan 3,487
Goth 4,738lStrathmore 3,oi8
Graphic 2,490Sumatra 4,607
Hambloton .... 3,024
Harlech Cas.... 3,264
arJ2! ,WW ? "H 55 to pay the expenses of the joint com-
v.. ... .s Mini norae vsa
"He that lives well is not Ignorant" He
knows that Hood's Sarsaparllla will keep
him In health.
Hardw'k Hall.. 4.174Trevanion 2.437
Hawarden Cas. 4,3S0JTrojan 3,555
Hellopes .-.. 2,774CJganda 5,366
Henzada 2,0"SjUjina 5,310
Herminlus ..... 3,525Ulstermore 6,326
Hurona .. .:... 3,432Umbrla i 8.12S
Hyades 3,352Umhlotl 2,178
Hylas 4,300jUmkuzl 2,057
Idaho 5,974Umta 5,366
India 4,074Upada 5,400
lona 3.344 Urlana 5,252
Ismore 6,215Urmston Gr 3,444
Karamea 5,464Cadala 3,334
Kelvlngrove ... 3,lC3iVedamore 6,330
Kent 5,490VIctorian 8.825
Kildona 3,65"iVlrawa 3,333
Klldonan Cas.. 9,664 Yakool 5,014
Kinfauns Cas.. 9,664Vardha 3,976
Kumara 6,260 Warora 3,980
Jamaican 4.502hVhlte Jacket... 2,237
laneta 3,302 Winlfreddan ....10,405
Jolunga 5,206Wlstow Hall ... 3.314
Lake Erie 6,532V411oomooloo ... 3,521
Lalpoora 3.269Yorkshlre 4.261
Langton Gr 5.S03liroruba 2,992
Lawada 3,269Zayathla 4,202
LIndula 3,346Zebenghla 4,163
This list shows 214 steamers, with a total
tonnage of 1,050,359.
DOYU arARU ARRIVES.
Four Biff Trans-Paclflc Freighters
In the River.
The Japanese steamship Doyu Maru.
aftor a six weeks' visit at Honolulu, at
last resumed hec Journey, and yesterday
arrived, in at Astoria. Like the rest of
tho trans-Pacific fleet which has been
dropping in of late, she was ordered Into
quarantine, and will be held up there for
the customary length of time. This
makes a total of four big steamships In
the river for cargoes for the Orient and
Siberia. The Ness has about completed
her cargo for Siberia, and the Lennox
Dispute as to Pilots.
ASTORIA, Or., Feb. 21. The rivalry
between the river pilots broke out anew
upon the arrival of the United States
transport Lennox yesterday. Captain Al
Betts went down to the lower' harbor and
asked hor captain If he needed a pilot to
take the vessel up the river, "and at the
same time announced himself to be a reg
ular licensed river pilot. The captain re
plied that he would take a pilot, but that
he believed the agents for the. vessel had
arranged for one. Captain Archie Pease
was In this city at the time, under in
structions to take the Lerinox up the
river. Captain Betts, being the first pilot
to speak the vessel, claims the right, un
der the laws of the United States, as
there la no compulsory Btate pilotage
on the river, to take the steamship up the
river If she takes a pilot, or be paid the
pilotage. When the vessel shall be 'out of
quarantine and her captain has an oppor
tunity to confer with the agents, it will
be decided which pilot will take her to
Portland. Those who claim to be famil
iar with the law on the subject state that
Captain Betts In right In Tils position, and
that if it is shown that he was the first
licensed river pilot to speak the steam
ship, his contention will be upheld by the
A square-rigger was reported off the
mouth of the river last evening. The
stranger did not approach pear enough
to disclose its Identity, but It Is believed
to be the Poseidon, from Honolulu, or the
Samaritan, from Shanghai. As the Po
seidon left Honolulu on the same date
as the Kinfauns, she Is fully due now.
It is very seldom that vessels are over
20 days on the trip up from the Islands,
and the Kinfauns made the run In 17
days. The Inverness-shire, a very fast
sailer, was. expected to leafo the Islands
about the 10th of February, and there Is
a possibility that she may have been
reaching for the record and beat the
Puget Sound's Nevr. Tug.
From Moran Bros.'s Company, of Se
attle, comes a handsome sample of the
engraver's art, conveying an invitation
to witness the launching of the Puget
Sound Tugboat Company's new tug To
toosh. The launching will take place at
8:19 this morning, and Mrs. E. G. Ames
will christen the new craft The Puget
Sound Tugboat Company has a fine fleet
of boats, and Manager Libby always In
sists on the best so it Is probable that
the Tatoosh will be in every way worthy
of tho lino whose house flag she flies.
A M Letter My
is the 22d of February,
WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY and it is right and just that it is so,
since the day when Washington first saw the light what a ntim
. ber of red-letter days brighten the calendar of the years.
Hundreds of inventions and discoveries now annihilate space, lighten toil,
deaden pain and lengthen life. Among the great discoveries of the nine
teenth century none stand out more prominent than that of Warner's
Safe Cure, a vegetable preparation for the cure of that terribly insidious
disease Bright' s disease of the kidneys. The disease was first named
by Dr. Bright, of England. It had been known previous to his time as
. dropsy, and death certificates were given, and are given today, by reputa
ble physicians, for dropsy, heart disease, heart failure, convulsions, efcc
instead of Bright' s disease.
Dropsy, heart failure, convulsions, etc., are but symptoms of Brighfs
disease, a disease before which physicians stand aghast.
Bright's disease and consumption.do not kill at once. There are first,
second and third stages. The time to' treat these terrible diseases is at
their inception. Bright's disease is consumption of the kidneys, and no
man or woman can live without kidneys any more than they can without
The kidneys have few nerves of. sensation, hence Bright disease-can-
' riot' be detected except by its symptoms or a microscopical examination
'. of the fluids of the body. Prominent among the symptoms are fickle
' appetite, failure of eyesight, nervousness, frequent desire to pass fluids,
constipation, chronic rheumatic-pains, gradual failure of strength, pallor
of face, swelling of the ankles, shortness of breath, chills, fever, scanty,
high-colored fluids, etc. A person may not-have all of the symptoms, but
one of them continued for any length of time is a warning that the kidneys
are not doing the work nature intended them to do,, and that the body
through that failure is surely becoming poisoned by the deadly acids which
ought to be eliminated.
Warner's Safe Cure is a specific for kidney disease when taken in time
and according to directions. It will not work miracles, but it will do all
that human agency can accomplish.
t ' It is the part of wisdom to get rid of kidney disease and to begin today.
Medical advice free. Address 'Warner'a Safe Cure Co., Rochester, N. Y. Microscopical exam
inations on application.
er Laura Madeen, from Gray's harbor.
Arrived Feb. 20. Steamer Geo. W. Elder,
from Portland. Sailed American bark
Harvester, for Astoria.
DAILY CITY STATISTICS.
Real Estate Transfers.
W. H. Calovan and M. C. Calavan
to F. Joplin and W. T. Joplln. lot
21, Brooka&le addition; iviarcn l.
W. G. Thomas to W. H. Calavan.
lot 2L Brookdale; August 20, 1896.... 625
John M. Breck and wife to Helen A.
Redfleld, W. lot L block 41, Fulton
Park; January 13 5
Rufus R. Ball to Isabella Ball, lot
3, block 158, East Portland; Febru
ary 14 1
John Daniel Kruger and wife to F.
D. Bowman, lots 6, 8, block 30, Mult
nomah; February 20 625
J. W. Manning and wife to Herman
Guenther ana Wm. J. McDonald, lot
15, block 91, West Irvlngton, lot 12,
block 8, central Ainina; Deoruary
Domestic and Foreign Ports.
ASTORIA, Feb. 2L Arrived Japanese
steamship Doyu Maru, from Honolulu.
Roported outside A ship In ballast Con
dition of the bar at 5 P. M. Rough;
wind, west; fog.
Plymouth, Feb. 2L Sailed Pretoria,
from Hamburg, for New York; Manltou,
from London, for New York. Arrived
Patricia, from New York, for Hamburg.
Genqa, Feb. 21 Arrived Werra, from
Antwerp Arrived February 19 West
ernland, from New York.
Liverpool, Feb. 21. Arrived Sylvanla,
Hong Kong Arrived previously Queen
Adelaide, from Tacoma.
Rotterdam, Feb. 21. Arrived Steamer
Staatendam, from New York.
Southampton, Feb. 2L Sailed Steamer
Saale, from Bremen for New York.
Hoqulam, Wash. Arrived February 20
Schooner Benecia. from Santa Rosalia,
for Aberdeen; schooner Volant, from San
Pedro, for Aberdeen. Sailed Steamer
Sunol, from Aberdeen 'for San Francisco.
San Francisco, Feb. 2L Arrived Schoon-
Portland Trust Co. to Kate Lister.
lots 6, 7, block I, Portsmouth Villa
Extended; February 20 750
Albert E. Buckman and wife to N.
H. Bloomfleld, lots 23, 24, block 4.
Stanley No. 2; lots 5, 6, block 12,
Linnton; February 19 1
C. T. Wynkoop and wife to Third
Presbyterian church, lot 1, block L
Wynkoop Villa; February 21...... 125
C. T. Wynkoop and wife to L L
Chambers, lot 2, block 1, Wynkoop
Villa: February 21, 200
Samuel A. Kelly and wife to J. F.
Chase, 56 acres in section 20, T. 1 S.,
R. 4 E.; February 17 1700
Herman Kettler heirs to Louis Ket
tler, lots 2, 3, block 213, Couch addi
tion; January 22 2000
G. A. Morton and wife to Florence
E. Cobb, lots 7, 8, block 2, Story's
addition to East Portland; February
G. E. Sheldon, aged 31, King county,
Washington; Hattle Hohn, aged ZL
Philip Gevurtz, 22; Mae Sanders, 19.
February 21 Hermonla F. Colfelt, aged
2 months, 491 Gllsan street; pneumonia.
Tyler Woodward, repairs to building on
Yamhill street between First and Second;
February 5 Girl, to the wife of Rasmua
Jorgensen, 688 First street.
John Hensell, aged 21 years, 371 East
Seventh street; diphtheria.
S. A. Gnstafson, 368 Twenty-sixth street
North; typhoid fever.
Child of J. C. Henderson, aged 3 years,
126 Stanton street; diphtheria.
Mrs. Morris, 91 North Seventh street;
Edna Rlchwald, aged 2 years, 871 Cleve
land avenue; diphtheria.
H. A. Hyer, of Seattle, is registered at
J. D. McGowan, a canneryman of As
toria, Is at the Porkins.
' Judge B. F. Wilson, of La Grande, la
registered at the Imperial.
M. J. Connell, a Seattle grain broker, is
registered at the Imperial.
Judge Dean Blanchard, of Rainier, is
registered at the St Charles.
C. C, Bozarth. a hotel-keeper of Wood
land, Wash., is at the St. Charles.
J. S. Coke, Jr.. a Coos bay business
man, Is registered at the Imperial.
G. H. MacRae, a S.t Paul, Minn., rail
road man. Is registered at the" Portland.
Charles C. Briggs, a sawmill man of
Qulncy, Or., Is registered at the Portland.
J. 'A. Devlin and wife, of Astoria, are
registered at the Imperial, on their return
from a two months' sojourn In California.
H. L. and W. B. Colvln, prominent log
gers of Marshland, are at the St Charles.
P. C. Cordano, a contractor of Astoria,
is at the Imperial, accompanied by his
W. 'S. URen, a prominent populist of
Clackamas county, 13 registered at tho
George Moody, a stockman and farmer
of Mount Pleasant, Wash., Is at the St
George W. Hayes, a Harney county
cattle-man. Is registered at the Perkins
Mr. Thomas G. Keane, for many years
a resident of this city, and latterly a
prominent miner of Plumas county, Cali
fornia, Is In the city, on his way to in
spect tho mines in the Suropter district
Mr. Keene represents the Oregon mines
as attracting much attention of late
among tho capitalists and miners of Cali
fornia. 4 0
A Mean Advantage.
Answers (English paper).
One of the Irish recruits of the Boer
forces got scared when he saw the High
landers coming at Magersfonteln. He took
to his heels, and ran for his life.
"HI!" yelled the field-cornet "Come
back here! What are you running away
The -man came back, and In answer to
his superior's question replied:
"Shure, Borr, Ol've heard that the world
Is round, eo OI thought Oi'd just slip
round and attack the enemy at the rear."
This evening the anniversary of Wash
ington's birthday will be celebrated at the
parish-house of the Church of the Im
maculate Heart, on East Stanton street.
near Williams avenue. Under the general
direction of Father O'Rielly an interest
ing programme has been prepared for the
occasion. Miss Elizabeth. Hoben will pre
side at the piano. There will be patriotic
solos. John L. McGinn will deliver an
address on Washington and wiH give some
of his experiences In the Philippine
Benefit to George Dixon.
NEW YORK, Feb. 21. Tho friends-end
admirers of George Dixon, tho colored
feather-weight pugilist for many years
world's champion, and who was recently
deprived of his title by Terry McGov
em, gave him a benefit at the Broad
way Athletic Club tonight Eight thou
sand dollars was realized.
Heavy Rain' la. Gerval.
GERVAIS, Feb. 2L A heavy rain storra
prevailed all last night and part of this
morning. The storm has caused alt
streams hereabouts to swell. As it is a
warm rain, it will greatly aid tho fall
sown grain, which te now growing nicely.
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