Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, February 22, 1900, Page 8, Image 8

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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1900.
IN THE SEVERAL COURTS
JXBY AFFTR3K5 CITY'S AWARD FOR
XAIX STRBKT.
DftaaM Alle-tvcd Are About the
Same as the Viewer' Probate
Rss(Resi CeHrt Xetcs.
In the salt agates, the Ctty t Portland,
in which the acttoa at the csmbm ooun
u regarding the proposed opening of Mala
street was appealed from, the jury re
unwi & verdict assessing the damages
of Joseph Oastou over all boeeflts at $3062,
cru assessed N M. Wood. ,. and St.
ieins Hail, U5. This fas very much as
lL.e matter stood before, by the report of
uk -viewers, and Is substantially a victory
fur the city. The persons who testified
as witnesses for the petitioners were:
xeorge H Durham, William MacMasters,
fa. B Riggen, C. K. Henry, J. -M. Melton
Creole K Clarke, v'- S. Ward, Thomas
I w-erson, B. D. White and W. S. Chap
oiUi. The latter testified as to grades,
a subject with which be Is very familiar.
The evidence concerning the value of the
land was not very conflicting. Miss Gas
ton loses a lot and a half by the opening
of the street.
"Jack" Salman's Will.
The will of John Warren Hoiman, de
ceased, was admitted to probate in the
county court yesterday, and Warren J.
iiolman and Charles Hoiman named lc the
instrument as executors, without bonds,
were appointed. The estate is valued at
aoout $10,600. The testator bequeaths land
in section 2S. T. !N.,R.l W.. and land in
&c.uies island, to Lusetta Hoiman, the
w i, and Roy Hoiman and Ruth Hoiman,
son and daughter, share and share alike.
The borne on Everett street is devised to
Arna Sophia Hoiman and John Wheeler
Ii.;man, children of deceased. Lots 5 and
8, l ock 66, Couch addition, was heretofore
needed to Charles Hoiman, a nephew of
the deceased, for the Benefit of Warren
J Ho man, a son, and the deed is ratified,
n& tne property may be conveyed at
..ire The will also ratifies & bill of sale.
It e truck, dray and forwarding business of
H lman & Co., heretofore executed to
TAarren J. Hoiman and Charles Hoiman,
In equal shares. To George Hoiman, a
Tf-phfw, son of Robert Hoiman, is be
queathed watches and Jewelry, and $250
to be paid by Warren J. Hoiman and
Charles Hoiman, "and is in part consid
eration of the business of Hoiman & Co.,
assigned to them."
A piano Is devised to Beulah Hoiman,
and the household furniture to the wife,
T asetta Hoiman, who is also to receive
' e rest and residue of the estate, and
i e bequests to her are in lieu of her
d.wer interest in the property. In case
a' y of the legatees shall legally question
t' e will, it Is provided that such person
mil receive, instead of the bequest specl
1 -J jn the instrument, only $L The will
Is dated October B, 188. R. M. Town
send, A. B. Graham and Thomas Jordan
were appointed appraisers.
Probate CeHrt.
Bvron 2C. Miller, administrator of the
estate of John R. Campbell, deceased, filed
a petition calling attention to the order
cf the court of October 3, 16, allowing
h widow $M additional per month for
support of herself and children. He
i us that the proceeds of the estate
vr not sufficient to pay $8 per month,
1 he refused to pay the same, but did
"w her $M per month. He asked the
t to modify the order, and to limit
r mount to $W, and the change was
iCLC
7he inventor of the estate of Mary War-
r deceased, was filed. The property is
aed at $MK.
a B. Richards was discharged as
rr'ian of Nettle, Lawrence, Rosalie and
am Kaiser, minors, having settled
' -state
e will of Carolyn H. Joyce, deceased,
admitted to probate. The estate is
ii dat $2MS. The money in bank is
scathed to George Randall Morey. a
- of the deceased, residing at Salem,
The remainder of tne estate is dc
wd to William Henry and Frederick
f J v Joyce, who are named as executors.
-will also states: "I make no nrovis-
s 'or my children. Bertha H. Palmer.
rrl W Burbank, Henry H. B. Morey
t-i Warren W. Moray." The two former
- - d at Boston and the latter in San
Tran cisco.
A. P. Merse Flics a Demurrer.
A demurrer was filed In the criminal
cou'-t jcaterday In the ease of A. P. Morse,
Rho is charged with having committed
V rjury in the Mc Daniel trial.
The reason assigned for the demurrer
Is that the Indictment does not subs tan -1
all conform to the requirements of the
c- minal code, because it does not contain
a statement of the acts constituting the
a legcd offense in ordinary and concise
anpuage. without repetition. On the con
trary it is stated that the indictment con
- tins repetition, and that It is not direct
arid certain In Its allegations, and that It
i- not direct and certain In respect to the
Particular circumstances of the alleged
or me and does not charge the alleged
(rime In one form only, but charges mat
t. r- wholly immaterial redundant, and ir
r levant, that it does not set forth the
a loged testimony wherein it is charged
the crime of perjury was committed, and
.Iocs not contain a statement of the lan
guage of the testimony charged to con
t ttute the crime of perjury, and- that the
facts as stated do not constitute a crime
under the haw of this state.
DoHtiwt Arraigned.
A C. Froome, indicted for practicing
oVntlstrv without having a certificate from
the board of dental examiners of the state
of Oregon, was arraigned before Judge
George yesterday, and allowed two weeks'
t'me to plead. As the offense is only a
misdemeanor, the defendant was released
upon his own recognisance. The indict
ment charges that Froome on December
20 1889 did knowingly and unlawfully, for
the mm of $10 paid by Ms. Joseph, make,
prepare and adjust to the mouth and jaws
Mrs Joseph a full upper and lower
donture. commonly known as an upper and
wer aet of artificial teeth. The witnesses
examined before the grand jury were: A.
i"" Froome. at his own request; F. A.
Bryant Mary Buchanan, Thomas Bu
chanan. P S. Malcolm, count' recorder;
O J Wheeler, J. S. Walter and Theodore
Thompson. Mr. Malcolm was a wit
'w to prove that the defendant has not
corded the certMcate or Hoenee required
11 law
Kaoh to Fay Its Ovrn Costs.
Judge George yesterday. In the suit of
rr M C. Strickland against Noble Heath
and w'fe. decided not to tax the costs
n either party. The court held that there
had been a great amount of litigation in
his case, and a great deal of the time
f the courts had been consumed. A great
al of determination had been shown on
oth sides. The defendants- had offered to
v plaintiff $1M, and the verdict of the
ury was exactly for this sum. ConsWer-
ng all of the circumstances, the court
oneluded that each side should pay its
wn costs.
Attorney Palmer, for the defendants,
,ked for and was granted m days time
o prepare a bill of exceptions for an ap
eal to the supreme court. The dectsten
f Judge George is a partial victory for
he defendants as m the discretion of the
aurt the verdict being against them, the
hole costs might have been taxed against
hem
Frsicrejinsr Slowly.
The trial of the suits of Henry Wein-
hard and George BL William against the
"ommerctal Mattonal hank, before Judges
aser and ears, is prograsatog slowly.
" eaterday mora evidence regarding lite re-
uced value of much of the assets ht May.
897 was outastttcd. Thorn OmmmU tes
tified about tho ladebtednsnc of the
George Atoeworth estate, of watch he Is
one of the trustees, to the Commercial
National bank, amounting to $7800. In Oc
tober, 1S37, he said it was worth about
IS cents on -the dollar, as the property had
enhanced in value somewhat, yet he said
claims had been offered for 25 cents on the
dollar, with no fakers. The other witness
es examined throughout the day were:
James Morrison, Charles M. Morgan, Mr.
Gurnett, Mr. Bristow, Homer S. King,
Harry A. Hazeltine and William E. Strau
haL There was evidence as to the de
creased value of all kinds of assets.
Court Xotcs.
In the divorce suit of Harriet K. Beck
vs. J. C. Beck, an order of default was
entered yesterday.
The case of Beers vs. Hamlin, on pro
ceedings in Involuntary bankruptcy, was
argued and submitted in the United States
court yesterday.
The hearing In the case of W. H. Stuf
flebeam vs. Ernest DeLashmutt, was con
tinued hi the United States court yester
day till February 2L
E. F. Taylor, of Gopher, Yamhill coun
ty, filed a petition in bankruptcy in the
United States court yesterday. His lia
bilities amount to $931, and bis assets to
$386.
Dorethea Wetmore has filed notice of
appeal to the supreme court from the de
cision of Judge Cleland In her divorce suit
against Ward C. Wetmore. Judge Cleland
denied the divorce and dismissed the suit.
NOTES FROM MANILA.
American Papers Discuss Religions
Orders Traitor Killed.
An article in Freedom, nubllsihed In Ma
nila, concerning alleged exDressions of
Most Rev. P. T. Chapelle, the apostolic
delegate to tne islands, will give some ln-
signt into the conditions of religious mat
ters in America's new iossesslons- Free
dom quotes what appeared in a rival pa
per as the utterances of the reverend fa
ther, and flatly contradicts it, on his au
thority. Following is the reported quota
tion from 'Archbishop Chapelle:
"I know'thelr importance in this eonn-
try( and am openly prepossessed In their
xavor. ir the mars occupy parishes they
will be considered as elements of order
ASSEMBLY HALL DURING EXERCISES
and therefore American agents. As Amer
ica Is thoroughly convinced of the ne
cessity for ttie retention of the friars
in the Philippines, the monastic orders
will be given the necessary prestige which
will be much greater than It was during
the Spanisii regime. Father McKlnnon,
who will be appointed to a high position in
the archipelago, will protect the friars,
and be the mediator between tlhem and
the American authorities."
In contradiction of this, Freedom says:
"The archbishop is not at the present
time prepared to make expression of any
kind. He is here to examine carefully
into tho situation, and not until he has
been thoroughly informed will any report
be made.
"The article referred to caused much
comment in Filipino circles yesterday, and
while the better classes did not believe a
word of It, and looked upon it as the work
of some one trying to make trouble, there
were a large number who took It all In
and expressed themselves very strongly
in regard to the matter. Tho wording
was so strongly antagonistic to the gen
eral feeling among Filipinos, toward the
friars, that the thought of the possibility
of it being true was very repugnant to
them, and the expressions used were very
harsh. The Filipinos have had every faith
in the proper adjustment of the religious
question by Archbishop Chapelle, and may
continue to have."
As Filipino fortunes ebb in the struggle
with American soldiers some of tho mer
cenary creatures drawn to the rebel stand
ard at the commencement of the insur
rection quit or fall at the hands of the
pursuing columns. In a recent issue ol
Freedom, th fate of an American traitor
who deserted his regiment is told.
"A deserter named Scott, of the Sixth
arUllerj't "who held a major's commission
In the insurgent army, was found dead
with a Krag bullet-hole In his head, near
Alphonso, after tho rebels were driven
from their position at Magelkmes.
"Another renegade has received his just
deserts. The man who enlisted to defend
-the flag that is the emblem of all that
civilization means, and deserted it to wear
an ofncer'6 straps in the army of an en
emy to the flag, and all that it stands for,
has gone to bis death wearing the uniform
that proved the perfidy that reigned In
his heart. His body was buried with as
little ceremony as Jf it was that of an
animal, and great care was taken that
no mark will show to future generations
where the body of the traitor lies."
a o
Young; Men's Republican Club.
At the meeting of the Young Men's Re
publican Club this evening, 207 Worcester
Mock, the following programme will be
given:
Song "The Star-Spanglod Banner"
Oregon quartet Ed Drake, N. H.
Alexander, W. F. Elliott, and
M. L. Bowman.
Address "The "ioung Man in Politics"...
John P. Kavanaugh.
Duet "Answer"
Messrs. Drake and Elliott.
Address "Oregon's Ioung Men In the
Philippines'"
General Owen Summers.
Recitation ,...Selected
Ed Shearer.
"Odlo Cano Solo" Selected
Jack Fowler.
Address "Tho Republican Party"
Arthur L. Veazle.
Solo "Raus Mlt Ihm"
N. H. Alexander.
Address "The Republican Policy of
Expansion"
City Attorney J. M. Long.
Song Selected
Oregon quartet.
Eleventh AVnrd Republicans.
At a meeting of the Eleventh Word Re
publican Club at the Mississippi-avenue engine-house,
Tuesday evening, the following
ulcers were elected: President, Dr. L.
M. Davis; vice-president, T. A. Goff. sec
retary and treasurer, N. D. Beutgen.
Meetings will be held on the first and
third Tuesdays of the month.
a i
Will Address Soldier.
OLYMPIA. Feh. 2L Adjutant-General
E. H. Fox left today for Orting, where he
win" tomorrow deliver an address to 'the
old soldiers at their patriotic exercises
k celebrating George Washington's birthday.
. gftmJ. .
OBSERVED BY CHILDREN
WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY IN THE
PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
Varied Entenninment in the Several
Buildings Library in Couch
School Dedicated.
Nearly a thousand children celebrated
Washington's birthday yesterday at the
Harrison-street school, and it was hard to
tell which wore the happiest smiles, the
faces of the school children or those of
the visitors. The programme began with
exercises by 250 little tots belonging to the
primary grades, who saluted the flag with
much patriotic ardor, lisping out tha
words, "Wo plende allegiance to our flag,
and the republic for which It stands, one
IN HONOR OF WASHINGTON'S Bill
SCHOOL RIBBON DRILL.
nation, Indivisible, with liberty and Justice
for all." This was followed by a song
by the whole assembly of children, "Co
lumbus Sailed Across the Sea," after
which little Freddie Weltzen recited some
verses about the man who "loved the
truth and hated lies, and minded what his
mother taught him."
A flag song was then sung to "Our
Washington" by 14 youngsters, who
waved 14 flags valiantly in the air at the
words:
Thou art known throughout the Korth,
Our Washington.
South would set thy glories forth.
Our Washington.
Braie hero, brae hero, thy name shall lle;
Brave hero, brae hero, praise will we give.
Russell Handley, a very small boy with
a very big voice, then came courageously
to the front and explained about the origin
of the flag and Its colors how the red
sajs to us, "Be brave"; the white says,
"Be pure," and the blue says, "Be true."
The next number was decidedly realistic,
and brought forth a storm of applause.
Six little boys entered upon the scene,
and, ranging themselves alongside a real
cherry tree, were met by a ruthless de
stroyer In the shape of another little boy,
who carried a hatchet and was garbed
appropriately in a blue cocked hat, a white
waist and red shoes. He Immediately
began putting his dangerous weapon to
practical use upon the tree, while his
companions sang the following song, to
the tune of "Yankee Doodle":
Once there was a little toy
Who had a little hatchet;
He ran all round In roguish Joy
To find a tree to catch It.
Chorus.
O Georgle, Georgie, no, no, no.
Naughty little sinner;
You ought to go to bed.
And go without a bit of dinner.
At last he found a cherry tree
Within his mama's garden.
He laughed and laughet: m wicked glee:
See how his heart did harden.
(Chorus.)
He chopped and chopped the cherry tree
With that bright little hatchet.
He never thought tha sometime he
Would surely have to catch it.
(Chorus.)
Georgle, Georgle. honest child.
Honest little chopper,
He may hae been a little -nlld.
But he didn't tell a whopper.
At the conclusion of this song, the tree
having been laid low, the young hero
marched off tho stage with a proud air,
his hatchet swung victoriously over one
shoulder.
One of the prettiest exercises of the
afternoon was the ribbon drill by 20 little
girls, whose fresh, Innocent faces and
charming poses were received with over
whelming enthusiasm by the big audience
that packed the assembly hall. They were
dressed In white, with long red, white
and blue streamers, floating from each
shoulder, the ends of which were caught
in the hand. A gay little song was sung,
which had for Its chorus:
Then hurrah for the flag.
Our countrj's flag.
Its stripes and white stars too.
There is no flag In any land
Like our own Red, White and Blue.
A series of unusually picturesque poslngs
and callsthenlc exercises followed this;
intricate marching figures were gone
through with, the two small leaders ac
quitting themselves with praiseworthy
skill and ability.
An assembly motion song, that was full
of life and motion, and showed to advan
tage the excellent training the children
are receiving, closed this part of the ex
ercises. The second part of the programme was
devoted to the children of the grammar
grades about (0 altogether. This opened
also with a salute to the flag, after which
an assembly song to the flag was sung.
David Robinson then gave a boy's reflec
tions on the achievements of George
Washington, closing with the suggestion
that "if he had really wanted to be some
thing nice, he should have "been head of
a football team."
Sixteen girls In white, with thdr hair
In long braids, then came forward, and
gave a strikingly odd and pretty pole drill
with four very long red poles. Their
motions were graceful, and the perform
ance a. most creditable one in every way.
Blanche Delury's recitation to Washing
ton elicited much applause, but still more
followed her song, "Mount Vernon Bells,"
which was given in a delightfully clear,
fresh voice.
The flag drill given by 1C girls In white,
each bearing the national colors, was as
artistic a number as any on the pro
gramme, owing to the picturesque tab
leau presented as they stood in groups of
four, the girls in front with bended knee,
their eyes turned up to the flags they held
aloft. Following, this Sam Rosenthal ex
plained with commendaole ease and dis
tinctness the symbolism of the Stars and
j Stripes, after which the exercises closed
with a particularly pretty assembly song,
( a bright, merry thing, that was full of
I morning sunshine and gladness, and
showed careftil musical training on the
part of the teachers.
The, entire- programme was a most en
joyable one to tho hundreds of people
present, who commented in most flatter
ing terms upon the successful work of
the teachers.- Those to whom credit
THDAT, AT THE HARRISON-STREET
particularly is due are: Miss Murch, Miss
Mosher and Mrs. Snook, of the primary
grade; and Miss Thompson, Miss Brannan,
Miss Haettlnger, Miss Colburn, Miss Yo
cum. Miss Cleland, Miss Dickinson, Mrs.
Greene and Miss Bain, of the grammar
grades.
AT PARK SCHOOL.
Pleasing; and Varied Programme In
Keeping "With the Day.
One of the prettiest of the school enter
tainments given, yesterday afternoon took
nlace at the Park snhonl. The hnll nnil
larce stage were attractlvplv der.oratpil
with Oregon grape, laurel, hanging baskets
or rem and a plentiful supply of ribbon,
bunting and flags, while, In the front of
the room hung, side by side, .large por
traits of Washington and Lincoln. A
large crowd was present, and proved very
appreciative.
The programme was bright, and decid
edly a departure from trm old rfvl nt
school entertainments. In many of the
numbers the young entertainers were
beautifully srarbed In the onstumM nt tho
Colonial Period, and pnthnslnnUfntlv toh
resented historical personages of that
time, uncle Sam, George and Martha
Washington were much in evidence, the
porirayai or which were excellent. The
complete programme was as follows:
PRIMARY DIVISION.
Flag salute School.
Sonsr. 'Colninhiic Sailed ) iv. a..i
foohool.
Recitation, "Which General?" Ferry
Henshaw.
"A Fehnra.rv iometln" T uiinn -ciun
Mary Robertson, Nona Sexton, Margaret
fatreet, Ariel McQulnn, May Merrlman,
Irene Brandes, iiuia Andros, Louise Hem-
muis, itutn crown.
Verne Shipiej, Browning Ward.
"Patriotic Song ami March" Mary
Brownlle, Helen Cake, Carrie Friendly,
"'"o .cmirisAm, Julian xampe, eara mc
Cully, Gladys Giftord, Kate Warner, Ruth
Ros'enfeld, Ruth Ralston, Carrie Wolf.
Cecllfi WHHniriH Allan ni:i.l fsm tr
shaw, Gilbert Baker, Byron ' Wright, Al-
ucii xk.ra.u5e, xjagar xiexter.
Recitation, "Washington's Birthday"
Donald Merrlman.v
"Old Glory" Lillian Lampe, Mildred
Pawley, Fay Williams, Matilda Dry.
Song, "America" Scnool.
GRAMMAR DIVISION
Flag salute School.
Song, "The Stars and Stripes Forever"
School.
"In Ole Vlrglnle" Ruth Dunlway,
George Oetzen, Wllllma Munroe, Iaio
Smltn, Ernest Oetzen, Anita Pearcey,
Robert Matlock, Benny Rybke, Hortense
Thurman, Fred Markham, Elsie Johnson.
Julia Cole, Chrlssie Burns. Tillle Cody,
Louise Vaugn, Roy Burnett, Louis Ge
vurtz, LauraN Habighorst, Hazel Brown,
Louisa Wohlers.
"Three Soldiers" Aaron Frank, Clar
ence Schmidt, Sidney Johnson.
Song Won't You Be My Little Girl?"
Sadie Sutherland.
. " "iwu ui i-a,ies margie xiamiiTon,
Harold Germanus, Dagmar James, Lloyd.
ueaiun, Anna, xioiungsn orm, xiazel IMOon
an, Taille Duncan, Vera Donaldson, Ben
nie Newall, Hazel RIggs, Clarence Pick
ett, Agnes Barton, Ada Robertson, Sadie
Jackson.
A color drill Bessie Kelly, May Hoi
man, Helga Hansen, Daisy Jerson, Nellie
Young, Cordelia Wyllle, Irene Albee.
"Tho Daughters of Liberty" Gladys
Waterman, Bessie Fllnn, Nina Gross, Flo
rence Judge, Evelyn Fletcher, Winifred
Fralney.
"The Thirteen Original States" Sylvia
McQuimj, Grace Robinson, Eugenia Craig,
Edith Conner, Hattibelle Foster, May
Miller, Jennie Russel. Margherita Bernard,
Daisy Taylor, Katherine Barton, Lena
Simpson. Martha Brooks.
Class exercise, "Barbara Frietchie"
Stella Frohman, Marie Smith, Sadie Suth
erland, Ethel Jones, Mabel Taubenhelmer,
Helen Rosenfeld.
Song, "America"--School.
AT COUCH SCHOOL.
Memorial to Cnptain John H. Coach,
Distinguished Pioneer.
At the Couch school, the library donated
by the daughters of the late Captain
Couch was formally ded cated. School
Directors Strowbrldge-, Williams and War
ren were present, and gave short talks to
the children. The former told of the kind
and benevolent character of Captain
Couch, after whom the school was named.
Mr. "Warren urged the pupils to use the
beautiful library for something more than
an ornament,' and" said that they would
never regret search for the hidden knowl
edge In those volumes.
Irene Higgins then read the following
sketch of Captain Couch:
"Eighty-nine years ago today there waB
born at Newburyport,. Mass., a boy who
was destined to an active and "eventful
j career. Early In life a voice called to
him from th8 sea. It was the yoice of
1 those bravo and adventurous spirits who
I for -many generations had explored the
! seas or tracked the wide waste of waters
J with ships- freighted with commercial prod
i ucts and enterprise.
I "Before the mast on this great high
1 way of nations, the lad was trained and
grew to manhood, until at last he became
master of his ve&sel. This man was Cap
tain John H. Couch, whose honored name
this school bears. After several years
of varied and successful experience on
the sea. In 1840, at the age of 23 years, Jie
was placed in command of a ship the
Maryland owned by a distinguished New
England merchant. Captain Couch was
not only master of the vessel, but was
entrusted with the entire cargo in a voy
ago to these far-away Pacific shores,
which were then beginning to attract com
mercial enterprise.
"Two years later a second voyage was
made In a ship, the Chenamos, named after
an Indian whose favorable acquaintance
Captain Couch had made on his first voy
age to the Columbia river. In June,
1842, the Chenamos reached the rapids Just
below Oregon City. At this time Oregon
City was the principal settlement south of
the Columbia river, occupied by the Hud
eon's Bay Company. Here Captain Couch
opened a store for the disposal of his
cargo, sent back his ship and remained
five years. In the meantime, while at
Oregon City, he laid claim to a tract of
land, on which this building is located,
and now known as Couch's addition to
the city of Portland. As this region was
in dispute between the United States and
England, no sufficient title to hl9 claim
was obtained until the rights of the United
States were acknowledged and the dona
tion land claim act was passed.
"In 1847 he left Oregon City and returned
home by the way of China, reaching New
buryport In 1848. He did not remain long
in his native city, for in the fall of th!a
year a company of shipping merchants of
New York city secured Captain Couch
as master of the bark Mondanna, and on
January 12, 1849, he sailed for the Colum
bia, Captain Flanders going as first mate.
The ship reached Portland In August,
and Captain Couch established a store,
while Captain Flanders took charge of the
ship. The next year, 1850, Captains Couch
and Flanders were united In "business, as
they had been In friendship, and these
relations continued for 20 years, and were
only severed by death.
"While Captain Couch never sought of
fice, yet during these 20 years, from 1850 to
1870, he filled many Important positions of
trust under the territorial, federal and
state governments, and so acceptable was
his service that changes in administra
tion did not affect his official relations.
"Of his personal qualities, Captain Couch
was strong, robust and energetic. He had
excellent judgment, unquestioned Integ
rity, and great executive ability, and while
possessed of an Iron will, he was modest
and unassuming, simple and open candid
as a child, and as tender as a woman.
He was loyal and devoted in his friend
ships; just, generous and kind In his deal
ings with everybody. And when, In Jan
uary, 1876, after a brief sickness, death
closed his active and useful career, every
place of business In this city was closed,
and the entire community paid tribute to
his worth and memory.
"And, although 30yearshas passed away
since he was laid to rest, yet in conversing
with his few remaining associates to ob
tain the facts of this brief sketch, with
one accord they extol his manly virtues,
and wRh moistened eyes speak of the
kindly, genial friend and companion of
those early pioneer days in Oregon. These
events and asrociatlons of his life have
been revived by the generous and nohle
act of his children In bestowing this
munificent library upon the school that
bears hla name. It will be both our duty
and our pleasure to keep alive the story
of his life; to use and to hold in trust
this library for those who are to come
after us and occupy our places, and to
cherish In everlasting and kindly remem
brance those who have so graciously made
this donation."
This was followed by short quotations
from standard authors, and recited by the
following pupils: Louise Hagner, Minnlo
Cohn, Evelyn Cohn, Clara Boot, Jessie
Wallace, Mildred Noyes, Emily Hcwlston,
Helen Brlgham, Hazel Young, Juliette
Bowman. Inez Cummings, Mary Keegan,
Grace O'Nell, Celeste Moore. Jetty Bo
lander, Mildred Rhlnstrom, Walter Gard
ner. Hoyt Catlln, Frank Korell and Lillian
O'Brien.
As an example as to what use the books
can be put to, tho principal had six girls
who graduated from the school the first
part of this month, tell of what they read
from the new library. Their stories were
given without notes, and were related in
good style. The subjects spoken op were:
"The Revolutionary War," Evelyn Cohn;
"First Voyage of Columbus." Minnie
Cohn; "Second Voyage- of Columbus,"
Mildred Noyes; "China," Jessie Wallace;
"Cortez and Montezuma," "Katie FItz
Gibbon: "The Childhood of Pizarro," Clara
Boot.
A slumber song was sung by Shannah
and Vida Cumming, after which the en
tertainment closed with "America," by the
audience.
At Fnilinsr School.
Washington's birthday was commemo
rated at the Falling school by a short gen
eral programme. Several school hymns
were given, and also many patriotic songs.
Professor I. W. Pratt, the prinolpal, talked
to the pupils for a considerable time on
the father of his country, telling them
of his glorious deeds on the battle-field
and of his wise actions as a statesman
He related many beautiful Incidents of
Washington, which were much appreciated
by the pupils. The primary grades were
dismissed Immediately after Professor
Pratt's talk, while the grammar grades
took, themselves to their several rooms
I and completed the programme with recita
tions, more songs and talks by the teach
ers. "Wllllams-AvenHe School.
At Williams-avenue school. East Side,
exercises appropriate to the anniversary
of Washington's birthday were held la
the assembly hall at 2 o'clock. The pu
pils decorated the platform with Ivy and
Oregon grape. There was also a profuse
display of flags, the national colors and
green foUage forming a pleasing contrast.
The guests were provided with chairs,
while the pupils were marched from the
various recitation-rooms and took their
place in the assembly hall, facing the
stand. Then came the salute of the Amer
ican flag. Professor Pratt leading, which
was very prettily done. The color-bearers
assembled on the platform with flags and
gave the salute. "Dear Native Land"
was given by the school, with fine effect.
"The Life of Washington" was set forth
in a series of short sketches touching tha
various phases of the character of Wash
ington. There were short historical Kerns
of his life from boyhood to his death.
Following this exercise, pupils of fehe sixth
grade sang "Mount Vernon Bells," which
was well rendered.
Rev. Dr. H. W. Kellogg, pastor of the
Taylor-street church, was then introduced
by Professor Pratt, and he gave a short
and instructive talk, highly pleasing to
the children. He said that he had been
wondering what he could say that his au
dience did not already know, and then
said he had one new item, and that was
he had recently met a man who attended
the funeral of Washington. Dr. Kellogg
then proceeded to give some pleasing inci
dents. He told how he had visited tha
grave of the mother of Washington and
spoke of her qualities as a mother and
worthy of her great son. Then he had
gone to Mount Vernon and stood before
tho tomb of the great Washington and
looked Inside, where the precious dust was
sleeping. He had heard the salutes of the
passing steamers as they passed up and
down the Potomac river, in honor of the
"Father of His Country." Dr. Kellogg
gave many other Interesting incidents,
and then said he considered that one of
the things In the character of Washing
ton is that he was truthful. He said
that he did not know whether the cherry
tree story is true or not, but he was sure
Washington was truthful, because he had
been trustworthy and trusted by his coun
trymen. He had also been a man- of sound
Integrity, and was an example worthy of
the emulation of all. At the close the
pupils evinced their appreciation of Dr.
Kellogg's address by clapping their hands.
The exercises were concluded by the school
singing "America."
At other East Side school buildings, ow
ing to the lack of assembly halls, general
exercises were omitted, but -In all the
rooms there were short patriotic pro
grammes, and lessons from the life of
Washington were set out by the teachers,
or by concert exercises.
ALASKA WORKER
Gained 44 Founds by Leaving off Cof
fee and Talcinir Postnni Food
Coffee.
Some people in Alaska have work to do.
A widow woman, Mrs. Adda Crosaley, of
Juneau, says she has been doing the cook
ing for eight men through tne winter,
and during the summer for 15 more. She
went to Alaska an Invalid, and bad "been
in poor health four or five years before
going. It seems that her sickness was
caused and kept up by the use of coffee.
When she finally discovered the real causa
she abandoned coffee, and finding Postum
Cereal Coffee In the stores, took up Its
use.
She says: "I commenced using it once a
day for two months, then twice a day. I
only weighed 80 pounds when I started,
and could hardly get up and down the
stairway. After leaving off coffee and be
ginning the use of Postum, I took up the
work for eight men. I improved steadily,
and In December last weighed 124 pounds,
which is more than I have weighed for
20 years. My face Is round and ruddy.
Friends say If It was not for my gray
hair I would pass for 20 very easily. There
is no doubt that the words on the famous
trademark, 'It makes red blood,' are
true."
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fBEEGHASil'SPILLS
t taken at night will make youl
I fee! right, act right and look!
right. They cure Constipation, t
t lO cents and OS cents, atalldragstorsjb T
DAILY aiETEOROLOGICAL REPORT.
PORTLAND, Feb. 21. 8 P. M. Maximum
temperature, 57, minimum temperature, 30;
river reading at 11 A. M., 6.2 feet, change In
the last 24 hours, O.S foot; total precipitation,
8 P. M. to 8 P. M , 0 48 Inch; total precipitation
from Sept. 1, 1800, 26.1G inenes, normal precipi
tation from Sept. L 1800, 31 12 Inches; defi
ciency, 4 06 inches; total sunshine Feb. 20, 0:00;
possible sunshine Feb. 20, 10:40.
WEATHER STXTOPSIS.
Rain has fallen In Oregon. Washington, Idaho,
Western Montana and Northern California. It
tvaa heaviest today at Eureka, Cal., where 0.7S
of an inch fell In 12 hours. Thunder storms oc
curred at Astoria and Seattle, causing a fall
in temperature at both places. It has also
fallen at "Walla Walla. The temperature la un
usually high for the season In Oregon, Idaho
and "Washington. The maximum temperature
reached- CO deg , at Walla Walla, today, S8 deg.
at Portland and 50 deg- at Boise. A succession
of low areas are now moving aqross the Cana
dian provinces just north of the boundary, as
was the case during the warm weather of Jan
uary. WEATHER FORECASTS.
Forecasts made at Portland for the 23 hours
crdlng at midnight Thursday. Feb. 22:
Oregon, Washington and Northers Idacc Oc
casional rafn, southerly winds.
Southern Idaho Occasional rain; cooler; high
wind at Pocatello.
Portland and vicinity Occasional rain; prob
ably fair In afternoon; south to west winds.
SEW TODAY.
BONDS MORTGAGES
Highest market price paid for municipal and
school bonds. Lowest rates on mortgage loans.
Will take charge cf estates as agoltt or trustee
on reasonable terms.
W. H. FEAR, 41G Chamber of Commerce.
AMUSKWUKTS.
ORDRATS THXATKH
Ona Week. OooimenchHC 3wday. Feb. 18, Mat-
teee Saturday. First Ttew aver at Felar
Prices, the Oretet of AS Csmedle.
TOO MUCH JOHNSON."
By WlWaia OUtett. author of "Seeret Serr
tee' "Sfcertook Kotme. Uik tar the En
emy." "The Private Secretary." .
300 Bights la Sew York. H atghta la Boston.
260 sights la London. EactaBd, .
Tho Urge atMUeaee wm 1k a roar of laaghter
the entire evening. Now Tor BoraH.
No one stops to breothe oa tke stage or la tho
audience wall the curtate Is Hew York
wwirclal Adrortteor.
Lsual prices.
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SENSATION OF NW YORK AND FRISCO,
EXPOSITION BUILDING. TBS. 34. 3:30 P. X.
EXPOSITION BUILDING JS jC' ga j '
EXPOSITION BUILDING FSB. K :M T 5.'
EXPOSITION BUILDING F 3. &8 P 5l
cposrnoN building: i Si ilae p. m!
EXPOSITION BUILDING. FIBB 34, 8:30 P Si
ADMISSION. 36c AND Mc
ADMISSION. 26o AND Me.
ADMISSION. 2e AND .
ADMISSION. 2Se AND 53.
ADMISSION. 26e AND W.
ADMISSION. 2Kc AND Me.
CORDRAVS THEATER-
EXTRA'
SALE OF SEATS FOR THB FRAWLKT
COMPANY NOW IN FRO0RBSB.
.S??daXlSSy- T1 Weojwoday
sights, TM SPORTING DUCHKSS." Thars
d2vJX!fe?i,J!turday aBd Sry Matinee,
THE COUNTB6S GUCKI "
PRICBS-Lower floor. 7e, loge eeols. 1.
boxes H seats), $5 balcony loges; 76o. balcony
circle. 80c. gallery. 26c
Matinee prices 25c. 80c and 78c.
RINTRACHT MASQUERADE BALL.
iJSF ttASQUKRAD BALL.
EINTRACHT MASQUERADE BALL,
FBB. 22, AT TURN MALL.
FEB. 22, AT TURN HALL.
Admkston Muskets, Me, spectators. 25c
Costwnws to be hod at the Cntoago Costttnrf
House. 90S Morrison st.
Tickets at House's coffee house, Taraer hall
sateos and 302 Morrison st.
FOUR PRIZES TO BE GIVBN AWAY.
AUCTION SALRS TODAY.
At 202 First St.. cor Madison, at 19 A. M
Carrie & Page, auctioneers.
At 207 Third st . berween Taylor and Salmon,
at 2 P. M. John Campbell Currle. auctioneer
At 16 A. M.. at 37 First St.. between Jef
ferson and CetumMa. J. T Wilson, auctioneer
At Central Auction Rooms, oor. Alder and
Park sts. Sale at A. M. Geo. Baker & Co .
auctioneers.
MEETING OTICBS.
IMPROVED ORDER RED MBN.-AH mem
hers are requested to assemble at the wigwam.
Thursday. Feb. 32. at 8 P. M. sharp, for the
purpose of celebrating the l7i anniversary of
the Wrth of George Washington. Sojourning
brothers Invited. H OURR, Chmn. Com.
OREGON COMMANDERY, NO. 1,
K. T. Special conclave this evening.
Order of the Temple.
A. M. XNAFF, Commander
DISD.
BRBCK In this ctty, Feb. 2. John M. Breck.
Funeral from residence. stS Corbett st , on
Friday, Feb. 28, at 16-M A. M. Friends In
vited. Services at grave private.
EDWARD IIOLMAN. Undertaker, 4tk
and Yamhill sts. Reaa 4tlasen, lady
annlfltant. Beth pkeaeN Xb, 607.
J. P. FINLBY jfc SON, Undertakers.
Lady Assistant. 27S Third st. Tel. .
K. S. DUXXING, Uadertaker, 414 East
Alder. Lady Assistant. Beta phases.
NEW TODAY.
FOR SALE RKAL ESTATE.
WEST SIDE
$2S0O Lot 50x100 and "-room cottage (re
cently improved), both, baeement, barn, facing-
south, near Portland academy.
$275 Modern 8-room house in South Port
land, bath, electric lights, i mhrate to Fail
ing school, on "S" car line
$3C00 Lot 50x86 and old house on Mill st ,
near Seventh.
fSuOO Willamette Heights SOxKH) and 8
room house. In thorough repair, modern Im
provements, car line. th view.
$500 Handsome residence on Flanders st.;
cost $15,000, part cash, balance on easy terms.
$12,060 Fine residence In King's Second
addition, 10 rooms, all modern improvements,
two ear lines.
$15,600 Elegant residence, modern in all re
spects, most des4rabl part of Couch add.;
handsome grounds, KMhclVO, easy terms.
EAST SIDE
$880 AIMna Homestead, cottage and lOOx
100. near school and car line.
$1200 House and lot, E. 31st St., 5 minutes
to Ankeny or Sunnyetde cr.
$1800 Sunnyside 50x10ft and A-room cottage
$1960 Fine quarter block on S. Ankeny st ,
locality rapidly building up.
$2000-Mt. Tabor, 98x105 and 7-room house;
fine view, two car lint
$3000 Mt. Tabor, large, handsome, colonial.
0 rooms, ground 149x150
$3590 Irving ton, handsome colonial resi
dence, lot 30x100, close to car.
$4000 Edge wood, modern ft-room residence,
haadfome parlors, open fireplace, fine view,
grounds 209x165, Sunnyside ear.
SELECT ACREAGE PROPEHTY
5-acre tracts on Powell Valley road; all in
oultitution, $KS0 per acre.
15 ac ee, all In cultivation. 9 minuted walk
from Hawthorne-avenue -notor line, mile
east cf city limit.
13 acres, Section Line road, mile beyond
reservoir, large barn. oW house, orchard
7 acres on Hawthorne ave. and Mount Scott
line, for $1300.
60 acres, 4 miles from courthouse. West
Side, 8-room house, bam and other buildings,
$4600, cheap.
375 acres in Yamhill county, 10-room house,
two large barns, living springs and stream,
at a bargain; easy term.
145 acres, 0 miles from Portland, 75 In
cultivation, 40 timber. 30 orchard, 3-story
benise, barn, stables, abundant water
The above Is only a partial list of the prop
erties we have for sale. Call and let us know
what you want Having .tmple funds at our
disposal, we can arrange for easy terms on all
properties sold by us.
Parties wishing to sell property should list
the same with us We want acreage, close- in,
' also moderate-priced property on the Weet
Side
Abstracts furnished and titles Insured.
TITLE GUARANTEE A TRUST CGjKPANY,
7 Chamber of Commerce.
Ground floor. Fourth-street side
DIAMONDS AND ALL PREOOCS STONES;
Jewelry made to order er repaired, old; goH
taken Jn exchange. Tingry the Jeweler, 9M
Morrison, over the Famous.
FIVE HORSES FOR SALE. AT MODEL
barn. Fifth and Davis sts. , cheap. Call today,
after 11 A. M. Good drivers.
STORE TO LEASE. CHOICE LOCATION, ON
Morrison st. Parrish & Watkins.
MORTGAGE LOANS
On improved city and farm property.
R. LIVINGSTONE. 324 Stark at.
Mortgage Loans
On Improved city and farm property, at lowest
current rates. Building leans. Installment
leans. Maemaster A Btrrell. 311 Worcester fcflc
BONDS, WARRANTS.
Netting 5 to 8 pr cent, for sale. J. W
Cruthers &. Co.. 314 Chamber of Commerce.
Wellington Coal.
Pacific Coast Company.
Washington street.
Telephone. 239. 2
GILMAN
Auction & Commission Company
Special AhcUsr Sale ef
the Furniture antf
Fittings of Residence
We will sell by public auction, the entire
neat furniture and fittings of residence, 200
FOURTH ST.. between JEFFERSON AND CO
LUMBIA, ON SATURDAY NEXT. FM. 34, at
eleven (11) o'clock A. M. Buyers wm find this
an excellent opportunity to purchase carpets,
rockers, eurtatns, portieres, mentor taMe, shades,
dtoing-rooss; furottsre. oeJc estates. BBDROOM.
SUITS, stoves, art snuares. oaoekery. dishes.
eouohesru8s, lamps, also eosfc stove, httchen
FURNITURE, VK.
S. L. X. OILMAN, AtwUeeMT.