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TTIEMOKNING OREGONIAK, WEDNESDAY, MAECH 7, 1900.
We give an abridged list.
Some very swell things are among them.
Moussellne de Sole Ties
Ends hand, painted, with
tucks or lace insertion
and fancy ruffles or silk
Net Ties, 50c to $5 each
Two yards long, -with, various effect
ive lace trimmings.
Two inches wide, with Oft -
fancy embroidered ends, III P
dainty "with shirt waists.. -vu uu
Extra Values In
Fancy Belt Buckles
Displayed, on special table. Prices,
15c to 35s each.
New Curtain Nets
It's wonderful what beautiful effects
can be produced, in them. The variety
Prices, 20c, 40c to 75o yard. Extra
widths, 5c yard.
In stripes, figures or delicate vines,
Nottingham or Fish Net weaves.
For Battemberg Curtains, R.(r ,A
full width, plain net, at... OUC yQ
WHATTHE COUNCIL MAY DO
-0ETOREOAST OF THE BEDETIXG THIS
IX.lttIo Prospect of Granting of Fifth
Street Franchise Ordinances
That Will Come Up.
There is but slight prospect of any re
port being made to the Council today on
the matter of the street railway franchise
asked for on Fifth street. City Attorrey
Long, and the street committee as well,
eeem Inclined to give all lntersted in the
matter plenty of time to consider the ins
and outs of it. It has been suggested that
iv hen an election is at hand, it is a poor
time to put 6uch a matter before the Coun
cil, as such things easily "run into poll
tics," and it is hardly probable that the
matter will be definitely settled until after
It Ii quite likely that the scheme for
opening Kelly street, through Terwllllger
Park, will be approved by the Council. It
Is said that some politicians are beneath
this scheme, and that while the opening of
a thorougbfare through the park would
benefit some people, It will Involve the ex-
pense of securing right of way through j
some private property, and ultimately In
the city being put to the expense of lm
proing the extension, which there is no
morcy to pay for.
License Collector Beach was engased
yesteiday In having a license prepared for
the benefit of dealers In coal oil. They
row evade payment of any license by
keeping lesfi than 100 gallons of oil In stock.
The new license provides that all persons
who dr-al In coal oil and keep In stock less
th-n 1 gallons phall pay a license of
51 Z5 per quarter. Persons who keep In
s'ore from 100 to 1000 gallons shall pay
52 7) pr quarter, and those who keep over
1000 gallons shall pay $40 per quarter. The
ord.rance will probably be passed.
It Is expected that two ordinances will
be Introduced In the Council today for
the regulation and control of persons using
electricity. One Is from the water com
ratee. and is intended mainly to secure
th protection of water and gas pipes from
trr? Injured by electric currents. It has
bcn under consideration by the commit
tee for some time, and Is now In the
hards of the Mavor. The second has b?cn
pr-nared by the City Electrician and Board
of F're Commissioners, and 19 intended to
prctect firemen from danger of being In
jured by electric wires. It Is quite long
ad swepplng In Its provisions, and pro
vides that the Board of Fire Commission
ers shall assume the supervision of all the
e!p"tric wires, connections and apparatus
In. connected into or over any building In
the City of Portland. The City Electrician
eho,l have general superv'slon over and Is
iMi'horlzed to regulate and determine the
placing, stringing and attaching of all tele
grarh, telephone or electric light and
rower nr other wires in. Into or over any
bullc'ing, nubile or private, so as to pre
vent fires, accident or Injury to persons,
ASSESSMENT NOT TOO LOW.
Assessor Greenleaf Tnllts of Valua
tion Last Tear.
Assessor Greenleaf desires to say for the
benefit of citizens of other counties who
are. asserting that the valuations of Mult
nomah County in 1K9 is ridiculously low,
that not only is it in fair proportion to
that of other counties, but that the County
Judges and Assessors, who met In Port
land, February 20 and 21, all went away
convinced that Multnomah was paying Its
full share toward the expenses of the
There was no agreement as to a uniform
rate of valuation at the meeting of As
sessors held last July, the proposal to
average the valuations of several years
past being rejected by Mr. Greenleaf on
the ground that Multnomah had not been
fairly treated by the State Board of Equal
ization, and that such a valuation would
be unjust At the meeting in February
the outside Assessors were rather inclined
to regard Multnomah as an enemy, and
came prepared to see what they could do
toward making her pay what they con
sidered her full share of the tax. A pro
posal was made by Assessor Carnahan,
of Clatsop County, to average the preced
ing three years, and make that the basis
of valuation for 1900, and would probably
have been voted upon favorably, had not
Mr. Greenleaf called attention to the fact
that in the counties where a large part
of the property consists of sheep, the ani
mals were assessed at about ?1 25 a head,
less than a third of their value. If sheep
were assessed so lew, he said, it stood to
reason that other property was also, and
therefore it appeared that these counties
paid no higher proportion of tax than did
Multnomah. The visiting officers looked
into this matter, and agreed with Mr.
Greenleaf. He further pointed out to them
that while buildings were valued in Port
land lower than In some other cities of
the state, they could be built more cheap
ly here, and that their valuation was not
The Assessors left Portland satisfied that
Multnomah County was not attempting
to dodge her share of the tax, and there
is likely to be much less objection made
la outside counties than heretofore.
Since the abolition of the State Board of
Equalization, there has been considerable
complaint that too much discretionary
power was left in the hands of the Asses
sors, and .for a time it seemed likely that
a demand for its re-esiabllshment would
be made. This Mr. Greenleaf believes has
died out, as he feels satisfied that the
counties outside of Portland are paying
all .that they ought, and have no desire to
rob the state of its just due.
The 1SS9 assessment, Mr. Greenleaf says,
he made only after a number of visits
to other counties, which he made to study
their valuations, and, after consulting the
taxpayers, who, he said, were In accord
N LADIES' NECKWEAR
New Chiffon Stocks
New Moussellne de Sole
"With fringed ends, extremely stylish.
New Stock Collars from 25c up
New Pulley Belts
Just received, a full line of sizes.
jaunty appearing andnn-tn Cl M
ivcnient. In six sizes.. 310 ! ed
BEST SHOE MADE
For street or
at $3.50 pr
All made on latest lasts.
Materials and workmanship first
class. Seo them before buying another
Lenten Sale of
Fancy Decorated China
Sample lines in new shapes and dec
orations. with him in the view that the county could
not afford to pay taxes on a high, valua
tion, thus paying an unnecessarily heavy
tribute to the state for the use of a little
more monej. Th objectors, he says, are
MONDAY'S SCHOOL ELECTION
Qualification for "Voters Registra
tion Not Necessary.
So many inquiries are received by The
Oregonian in regard to school election
matters that it is Impracticable to answer
them all In detail, and It Is hoped that
the following general information on the
subject will be satisfactory to all con
cerned. A school election will be held in
Portland Monday next, March 12. One Di
rector is to be elected to tako the place
of J. A. Strowbridge, Whose term will
expire. Taxpayers, men or women, who
wero on the Assessor's list one year ago
to the amount of ?100 are entitled to vote.
Persons who own only partnership prop
erty, in common with others, are not en
titled to vote. That Is to say, only per
sons who own property Individually are
entitled to vote. It is not required for
voters at this election to register. Resl
dents of the city, unless they own prop
erty In the city, are not entitled; to vote.
The term for which the Director is to be
elected is five years. There are two can
didates for the offlce D. P. Thompson
and J. P. Finley
Mr. Thompson has heretofre served the
district acceptably and efficiently for 10
years. and. has always been conspicuous
In school matters. He Is also president
of the Humane Society, and for many
years has offered prizes for the best es
says on the humane treatment of dumb
animals and birds. For many years he
has offered gold and silver medals for the
best scholarship in the grammar schools
of this city. He has also devoted a great
deal of time to lecturing to the schools
about his travels at home and abroad,
sometimes giving a lecture every day for
a month at a time, explaining for the
benefit of the pupils things which had
come under his observation, a knowledge
of which he thought might bo useful to
During the past year ho has furnished a
school on the East Side with a fine li
brary, a piano, pictures, flags, etc, for
tho assembly hall, and the Directors, to
show their appreciation of his liberality,
have named the school the D. P. Thomp
son school in his honor. It is one of tho
best public school buildings In the United
States, on account of the superior heat
ing, lighting and ventilating facilities,
with which it is furnished, and It was so
pronounced by the National Educational
Commission which visited this city last
Mr. Thompson has been president of
the Portland Business College one of the
leading establishments of the kind in the
country for the past 10 or 15 years, and
he was for some years one of the regents
of the University of Oregon. These facts
will serve to give an Idea of the Interest
Mr. Thompson has taken and the part
"he has played In educational matters.
In addition, it may be stated' that he has
presented to this city, and Is now prepar
ing to erect, a magnificent fountain in
front of the County Courthouse. The
contracts for tha cranite work and bronze
I figures have all been let, and- the struc
ture will be completed by July 1, 1900.
INJURED BY A SHOCK.
Men Reraovlnc "Water Meter Knocked
Bovrix by a Gronnd Current.
T. E. Dowllng, an employe of the "Water
Committee, who. In company with M.
Canavan, was removing a meter from a
water pipe In the American Exchange
warehouse, at the foot of Madison street,
was severely Injured by an electric eheck
from the effects of which he is still con
fined to his bed. His wrists arc bent cut
of position, and are very painful, and his
back also pains .him.
The water consumer on whose pipe the
meter was, hav.ng moved away, Dowllng
and Canavan were sent to remove the me
ter. The Instant the pipe was disconnected
Dowllng, who had one hand on the meter
and one on the pipe, was severely shocked
by an electric current passing through
him and knocking him down. Canavan,
who had one hand on the pipe and a can
dle in the other, and also had on rubber
boots, was knocked down, but not so seri
ously Injured as Dowllng.
An examination of the premises was
made by City Electrician "Walker, and it
was found that the warehouse was lighted
by electricity, the lights being supplied
with current by a street-railway crossing
Madlson-etreet bridge, and the ground
wire, blng attached to the water pipe.
Mr. Walker had no Instrument of sufficient
capacity to test the wire, but he judged
that it carried 500 volts.
Mr. Walker at once laid the matter be
fore the Board of Fire Commissioners,
and an ordinance has been prepared with
the object of preventing such accidents
in future, which has been handed to City
Attorney Long to be Introduced at tho
meeting of the Council today.
SCALCHI IN OPERATIC GEMS
Great Contralto Coming to the Mar
The sale of scats to the performance at
the Marquam. Grand Theater next Mon
day evening, of Madame Sofia Scalchl.
will begin Friday morning, and there is
no doubt that the best seats will be In
great demand, as the Portland' admirers
of tho best of singing will be eager to
hear the greatest of all contraltos. Madame-
Scalchl Is supported, bs' a company
of operatic stars, and the programme
rendered will be a fine one. It embraces
several of the prettiest scenes from Ver
di's "11 Trovatore," and a number of op
eratic festival gems. The scenes are given
In full costumo with splendid scenic ef
fects. Tho Portland people who had the
pleasure of hearing Mine. 'Scalchl two
years ago will be likely to- be the first
purchasers of tickets for the production
An American-made Corset
The finest Corset American sl-cill can .produce, con
structed of French materials, on French lines and bear
ing the ciainty French trimmings
MADE TO FIT THE AMERICAN FIGURE
And Sold at Common-Sense Prices
The La Vida is strictly hand-made, French gored, bias
cut, and all whalebone, and we guarantee to fit all Amer
Miss Pauline Keppler of New York
One of the most expert corset fitters in America, will
demonstrate today the fit and quality of the La Vida.
New arrivals today.
All the leading colors in plain French
Flannel, COc yard.
JCew styles printed Flannels, 75c yd.
Silk striped Flannel, 75c yard.
Also Silk striped Scotch Flannels, 36
Inches wide- 30c, 40c, 50c yard.
SPECIAL SALE OF FINE
HE WAS FIRM TO THE END
SCHOOL DIItECTOR. STROWBRXBGE'S
Board of Education Holds Final
Meeting: Before Election, of Xew
Director Polling- Place.
Last evening: the flnal meeting of the
Board of Education as at present consti
tuted was held, and tho usual conflict j
Decween toe majority ana minomy oc
curred. Chairman Strowbridge represent
ing the latter. Names of judges, clerks
and polling places for the school election
next Monday were fixed. Otherwise, mat
ters were largely routine, save the elec
tion of a successor for C F. Howland.
Instructor In the High School, who has
resigned. Tuition was taken up and urged
to a final settlement by the chair, but
tho matter is still so indefinite that the
other membera of the Board desired fur
ther time to determine what rule should
bo adopted that would be equitable to
taxpayers as well as the children affected,
and no date was set when such would be
Chairman Strowbridge retires from the
Board after the election of a new Director
Monday. He has been on the Board five
years, and the last year, according to cus
tom, has beon presiding officer. The last
meeting was quite like those during the
past year, in which the chair and some
member or members warmly disputed
methods of procedure or subjects consid
ered. A request from S. E. Josephl, dean of
tho medical department of the University
of Oregon, for the use of the assembly
hall of the High School to hold com
mencement exercises of tho department,
April 2, was granted. Then followed sev
eral cases of tuition, such as are con
stantly arising under the new rules
A young woman, 19 years old, said she
had Hvd here two years and wanted per
mission to attend the High School. She
was deemed a resident and clearly enti
tled to that privilege, but when she asked
tho same privilege for her sister of 17, for
whom she was guardian, the board thought
that case should be taken up with tho
other tuition matters pending. A. Wlcde
man said he had a child in his family, 7
years 6 months old, which had been there
since it was 6 months of age, and he
considered it his own, which had been
refused admission. The board readily
granted its right to attend Portland
schools. A young man said he and his
mother had taken two orphan children to
raise, whose parents died here. They could
support the children, but could not afford
to pay tuition for attending school, and,
as the oldest had been ordered from the
school, he asked that the board grant it
the privilege of attending. This case was
clear, and the board did as requested.
Another man had a child recently re
ceived from Canada, a distance of 3000
miles. It was an orphan and would be
adopted by him. ho being a resident of tho
city, and permission was asked to let it
attend school until papers werecomplete.
This was assured. Another man said the
city boundary crossed his front yard,
placing him just 15 feet from the city. His
daughter had been attending High Shcool,
and as there were no schools In the
county adapted to her needs, he prayed
permission t for her to continue. The
board laid the matter over with the main
batch of tuition cases now pending.
"William Foley presented another case.
Tho child was an orphan, whom some big
hearted Highland Scotchman had been
maintaining out of his wages. He went
to the Klondike, but supported the child,
and, as It was not adopted by a resi
dent, it fell under the rule now prevailing.
Mr. Foley requested that It be given the
right to attend the school, which was
granted by the board.
C F. Howland's resignation as teacher
in the High School was accepted, and
Frank C. Jordan, a teacher from the East,
elected to fill his place. Some discussion
arose over the propriety of solecUng a
man beyond the state for such a position,
but as he was strongly recommended, the
supporters of local teachers were over
ruled. A resolution for tho borrowing of money
temporarily created the acrimonious dis
cussion of the evening. At the preceding
meeting only three members were present,
when the two voted the chair down In a
resolution to borrow 5CO0O to pay janitors'
hire. At the meeting last evening It de
veloped that the chairman had refused to
sign the note necessary to effect the loan,
on fho grounds that, as orrty two mem
bers had voted In the aClrmative before,
it might not be legal, and also because
Mr. Strowbridge said he believed there
was monej enough on hand to pay jani
tors. Director Williams demanded to
know If the chair was to defeat the Board
through a spirit of'pure obstinacy. Direc
tor Warren said he, on the authority of
tho Clerk as to needs of the Board, of
fered a resolution for negotiating the loan,
wblch was legally carried. Director Will
iams and Chairman Strowbridge became
involved in a personal argument. Direc
tor Warren commenced to speak on his
action, when the chair ordered him to be
seated, stating that he was becoming In
sulting to tho presiding officer. Director
Williams told Director Warren to remain
on his feet, as it was time to ltnow
whether tho expressed purpose of the
Board was to be defeated. Director Wit
tenberg quieted matters by demanding to
know If the chairman still refused to sign
leads the world, -and its
Sks $1.50 each
This umbrella Is size 25-lnch and
made of Twill Gloria, with Princess
It has ribbon tassel, steel rod, and is
up to date in every respect.
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SWISS SASH CURTAINING
a note of tho Board to effect tho money
transaction said to be necessary. Chair
man Strowbridge said If It was the de
mand of the full Board that he sign the
notes, he would do so, and as teachers
are to be paid next Saturday, a loan suffi
cient to cover that amount was Included,
making the total $23,000.
Chairman Strowbridge urged Immediate
settlement of tuition matters, but Direc
tor Beach Insisted that the task Involved
great labor and would require considerable
time, as each of the more than 100 cases
had distinctive considerations for and
against it. Chairman Strowbridge said ha
wanted badly to vote on tho proposIUon
before retiring, and could not do so un
less It was settled now or at a called
meeting. The board could not see how
It could be decided before Monday, and It
was not taken up. The chair submitted
the following resolution as his last offi
"I desire to make the following sugges
tion to the Board of Education of School
District No. 1: That the building erected
in South Portland be named W. S. Ladd
Schoolhouse; -that tho claim, of Ira Russ
be paid; that the claim of D. D. Neer bo
paid. J. A. STROWBRIDGE,
Tho polling-places, judges and clerks for
the election Monday are as follows, the
same being subject to change by Clerk
Allen, If any one selected cannot serve,
and it is the wish of Clerk Allen that any
named who cannot attend to tho duties
of the office Inform him at once.
"Wliere to Vote for School Director
Judges and Clerks.
No. 1, "Watson Schoolhouse, North Portland
Judges, P. J. Newberg-, John Sherlock, Marion
"Verstee?. Clerks, Thomas J. Nealond, John
No. 2, 513 Gllsan street, between Fourteenth
and Fifteenth Judges, W. I. Lightner, T. R.
Manning, James B. O'Ehea. Clerks, H. H.
"Weeks. D. P. Campbell.
No. 3, Marshall's carpenter shop, on Pine
street, between Fourth and Fifth Judges, E.
St. John, George Tuttle, Thomas "Whalen.
Clerks, F. F. Plttock, Paul Van Frldagh.
No. 4, 354 Alder street Judges, "W. A. Scog
gln, Barney O'Hara. R. H. Schwab. Clerks, F.
J. Richardson, M. Caw old.
No. 6, 1C7 Fourth street, between Morrison
and Yamhill Judges. S. Farrell, "Wm. Barnes,
John Corklsh. Clerks, C GrlUmacher, A. "W.
No. G, Monnastcs building. First street
Judges, William Showers. L. Therkelsen. J. S.
Keller. Clerks, H. Claussenlus, J. "YV. TVlth
rell. No. 7, Gi2 First street, Fl!edners building
Judges, "William Flledner, B. F. Boone, "W. J.
Holman. Clerks, H. S. Gaschall, J. H. Huddle
son. No, 8, 1001 Corbett etreet, J. H. Byers' build
ing Judges, Peter Hobklrk. J. E. Courtney,
John Schneider. Clerks, J. H. Middleton, Chas.
No. 0, enrtne-house, Macadam road Judges,
H. Terwllllger. "W. A. "White, A. NIedemeyer.
Clerics, EX "W. Gaxutt, F. Laird.
No. 10, Fireman's Hall. Sellwood Judges, E.
B. Madden. J. W. Campbell. E. R. Corner.
Clerks, J. M. Merchant, P. A. Preston.
No. 11, engine-house, Powell street Judges,
Penumbra Kelly. L. E. Kem, "W. W. Brether
ton. Clerk., F. G. Leo, M. J. Morse.
No. 12. Rcas" Hall. East Clay and East Fifth
street Judsea, V. A. Davy, B, Cowen, F. A.
NIedennark. Clerks, J. "W. Ogilbee, P. Q.
No. 13, 01 Grand avenue Judges, J. E. Mayo,
G. J. Ross. F. R. NeaL Clerks. E. M. Sargent,
J. S. Foes.
No. 14, Hunter's Hall, East Thirty-fourth and
East Yamhill streets Judges. J. S. Royal, Mra.
J. H. Huestes. S. G. Smith. Clerks, J. E.
"Worth. F. C. DIez.
No. 16, 2G3 Russell street Judges, N. C.
Merges, F. A. Watt, W. C. Rldeout. Clerks, J.
M. Plttenger. C. H. Hill.
No. 16, Borthwlck building. East Eighth and
Durham streets-fudges, G. N. Fowler, H. O.
Robinson, "William Ryan. Clerks, Mra W. P.
Loomis, Mrs. A. M. Spurrier.
No. 17, englne-hous. Mississippi avenue
Judges, M. E. Thompson. F. "W. Moore. C. P.
Haight. Clerks, "W. J. McDanlel. W. M. Klll
lngsnorth. No. 18, Peninsular Station Judges, S. C
Beach. S. H. Carter, C. A. Nutley. Clerks, Mrs.
Julia "Worthington, Mrs. J. Bach.
No. 19, University Station Judges, P. C.
Brown, D. A. Smith. Mrs. Johnson "White.
Clerks. Mrs. A. C. Falrchlld. Mrs. P. J. Sharp.
No. 20. northwest corner Holladar avenue and
Grand avenue-kludges, A. H. Breyman, James
Drlrcoll. F. M. Sanders. Clerks. F. Gatens, Au
LAST NIGHT OF "SANS GENE"
Frawley's "An Unconventional Hon
eymoon" Thursday Xipht.
Tonight will be the last opportunity
Portland theater-goers will have to see
Sardou's splendid ccmcdy-dTama, "Mme.
Sans-Gene." Managers Frawley and Cor
diay have been Importuned to keep the
piece on for the entire week, but they
propose to carry out ttieir promises to
the public, and live up to the letter of
their advertlscmeiyts. Tomorrow night
"An Unconventional Honeymoon" will be
presented. This Is one of the brightest
of the comedies from the pen of the late
Augustln Daly, and created the most fa
vorable impression of all the plays pre
sented by the Fiawley company last year.
It Is In three acts, and has been not In
aptly called a modern "Taming of the
Shrew." The main story of the comedy Is
much the same as that of Shakespeare's
play, dealing with the subduing of a
haughty, high-strung brldo by a tactful
young iiusband. Miss Keith Wakeman
will be seen as the wife, and her reap
pearance will be watched with Interest.
Mr. Frawley will play the husband, and
nearly the entire-company are cast In con
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NO COLOR LINE DRAWN
COLORED MA.V.FROM CALIFORNIA
OPENS DEMOCRATIC CAMPAIGX.
Ho Is a New Acquisition, a. Scholar
and an Orntor, and DIscmssea
It la hardly true to say that tho Demo
crats have carried the war into Africa,
but they opened the Spring campaign last
night with a speech by a colored man
from California, a new acquisition, who
has pitched his tents In Portland, and has
come to Oregon to stay. The new Moses
who I3 to lead th Popocrats out of the
wilderness is a young colored citizen
named Charles A. Hughes, who has as
his political credentials flattering letters
from Stephen M. White, Mayor Phelan
and other great Democrats of California
He has also other claims to Democratic
distinction, having been born and reared
at Charlottesville, Va., under the very
shadow of Montlcello, rocked, as It were,
in the cradle of Jeffersonian Democracy,
spending his childhood playing In the
grounds of the University of Virginia,
and imbibing by absorption much culture
from that great institution of learning.
Besides being a Democrat, Mr. Hughes
i3 a scholar and an orator.
James Hamilton Lewis was to have ad
dressed tho meeting, which was under the
auspices of the Central Democratic Club,
but that gentleman was detained at the
National Capital, and the new acquisi
tion was brought forward as a substitute.
He made a better speech than Lewis prob
ably would have. He was listened to at
tentively, and applauded vociferously. He
was taken under the wing by the bigger
guns of the party and was rather god
fathered by Georgo E. Chamberlain.
The first note of warning was sounded
by Colonel Robert A. Miller, of Oregon
City, who made what may be termed a
characteristic speeclu He had much to
say about trusts, and defined tho differ-'
ences between a republican and monarchi
cal government, and prophesied that this
country was rapidly drifting to the demni
"We are swiftly drifting from our an
cient moorings," cried he, "toward the
maelstrom of aristocracy. The aristo
crats already own all the railroads and
the newspapers, and will soon control
everything." He referred to the danger
to our free Institutions and spoke of the
one great newspaper of the Northwest
that now Is editorially fair, but which
will grow quiet as election day approach
es. "It will be hushed by the same voice
that rules the halls of Congress and the
executive mansion." he said.
Colonel Miller said McKInley had a pad
lock on his mouth, and was afraid to
voice nis convictions. The speaker said
the people of Clackamas are aroused as
they never were before, and he predicted
a great Democratic victory.
George S. Chamberlain stood sponsor
for Mr. Hughes, and took occasion to re
fer with pride" to the fact that his own
state (Mississippi) was the only one in
the Union to send a negro to the United
States Senate. Many colored people were
present, and Mr. Chamberlain's remarks
touched the right spot.
"What state North recognizes the col
ored man?" he asked.
"None," came the reply from the col
"What has Multnomah County dono for
"Nothing," came like an echo.
"How many colored men have office In
"None," camo the same old answer, like
the "nevermore" croaked by Poe's raven.
By this time the colored contingent was
growing enthused, and Mr. Chamberlain
warmed up to his work.
HuprHes IHscnuseil the Tariff.
Then he Introduced tho speaker of the
evening, Charles A. Hughes. The orator
said he was a colored Independent Amer
ican citizen, who owed no fealty to any
body. He first took up the tariff ques
tion, which he discussed for three-quarters
of an hour. He applied Its workings
to the laboring classes, and particularly
to the colored race, on whom the protect
ive system falls heavily. "This system."
he said, "Is the worst kind of slavery that
ever existed, except the old chattel slav
ery of the South, now dead and forgot
ten. By no stretch of Imagination Is the
negro a manufacturer. It is to the shame
of the North. East ahd West that the
negro is not permitted to work In facto
ries, and only in the South can he work
at a trade. Yet the negro m is
a great consumer. He eats better
food, wears better clothes, drinks better
whisky and smokes better tobacco than
any other class which obtains the same
compensation for his work."
Mr. Hughes spoke of the Income tax.
and scored the Supreme Court for Its re
peal. He said It was time the Supreme
Court was reorganized. In his peroration,
which was really eloquent, he said:
"The ghost of the grand old party stalks
abroad in the land, and the skeleton of
the party of Lincoln and Chase and Sum
ner and Garrison so far forgets Itself as
to hqve the effrontery to champion the
worst of all forms of Industrial slavery."
He gave the Administration a severe
arraignment, and advised the negroes all
over the land to elect Democratic Con-
I gressmen in all doubtful districts.
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CHARACTER OF SVENGALI.
Fra-ivley Say Hej LIlccs Best to Play
"What part do you like best to play?"
was the question put to Mr. Frawley the
other day by an Interviewer, In the pres
ence of several friends.
"Thero are several roles I like, of
course, but if you Insist upon a choice,
why, I like Svengall, In 'Trilby It is a
pretty play, and our kind friends the
public have demonstrated thus far that
Interest in the book and In the drama
tized version is not by any means les
sened. I like to play Svengall. It is
difficult, but all the same I find it con
genial. As to how I play It well," here
the modest "Tim" blushed "let us see
later. But my company shows to best
all-around advantage In 'Trilby.' It
brings out their full strength, and the
casting of parts, In my opinion, bents the
individuals best all the way through.
In carrying a heavy repertoire, such as
wo do and such, by the way, as no other
standard company can show by actual
comparison, that has ever been on the
Coast, It Is to be remembered that tho
requirements of the actors are greater.
The demand upon their versatility Is
great. In 'Trilby' you will see a Taffy,
for instance, than whom there Is none
better. I have seen Taffy played by the
best men on the American stage, but I
tell you Captain Reynolds is excelled by
"You would suppose that to mimic a
hypnotic genius like the peculiar Sven
gall all you have to do Is to make passes.
But there is more In this than you would
suppose. I don't mean the man who plays 1
it must believe In hypnotism, but It re- I
quires a careful and discriminating exam
ination of the methods and of the char-,
acter of 'the big spider' as Trilby de-1
To Save the Flnprlionae.
Miss Daisy Foss. of Stephens Addition,
Is getting up a club or branch of the
"Amer'can Flachouse and lietsy Ross
Memorial Association," In that part of the J
city. This is an effort to raise sufficient ,
money by 10-cent subscriptions all over the
country to purchase the house and grounds
where the American flag waa made by
Betsy Ross, and also to erect a suitaole
monument to her honor. It will require
$25,000 for the purchase of the premises,
which sum is expected to be secured by
June. Last year $13,231 was raised. The
headquarters of the movement are in
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We have just received a line of the most
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Hat, and are also showing the newest
styles In both soft and stiff Hats-in black
and all the latest shades.
We have just received a fine assortment
of Men's and Boys' Caps, in .plain colors
and In nobby checks and plaids.
Men's Suits. Among the latest attractions
are Men's All-Wool Tweed Suits, very
$12.50. $13.50 and $14-50 a suit
Men's extra Fine Worsted Suits, noth
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to be had.
$16.50 to $24 a suit
The, "Bradford," swellest Topcoat In tba
Special Sate of
Boys' Washable Suits
Sizes 3 to 10 years,
Same as above In Natural
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We are now showing complete lines of
Boys' Waists in white and colored mate
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the new- hi
Fur Boas This Week.
Contests for Local Cupi and Animal
The annual tournament of the Pacific
Northwest Golf Association will begfn
on "Waverly links "Wednesday. April 25,
and will continued through the following
Saturday. Beginning next Saturday the
J. "Wesley Ladd cup, the A. L. Mills cup,
and the Helen Ladd Corbett cup will bo
competed for. Following Is the schedule
Saturday. March 10 Sixth contest for J.
"Wesley Ladd cup.
Monday, March 13 Sixth contest for
Mrs. Corbett's cup.
Saturday, March 24 Seventh contest for
J. "Wesley Ladd cup.
Saturday, April 7 Finals for J. "Wesley
Saturday April 14 Finals for A. L. MI1I3
"Wednesday. April 25; Thursday, April 2G;
Friday, April 27, and Saturday, April 2S
Annual tournament of. Pacific Northwest
Making- for East Eighth Street.
In a few days the slabwood wagons,
which mainly wore out Grand avenue be
tween East Clay and East Grant streetd,
will be turned loose on East Eighth street,
and that fine improvement will soon ba
ruined. A roadway extends across tha
Ladd field, where thousands of cords ft
slabwood are being stored, south of Ste
phens' Slough, and over the sllewalk to
East Eighth street. It is thought that if
all the slabwood wagons concentrate on
that street It will eoon be In as bad con
dition as Grand avenue. The bridge
across the Stephens' Slough will socn
have to be repaired, as the surface Is worn
thin. The people living south of Stephens'
Slough and all along East Eighth street
are not especially pleaeed over the pros
pects of the spo.ling of that street, but
they -cannot do anything, as the teams
have a right to go anywhere. "Under the
present procedure there is no way to re
pair Grand avenue so they can go that
way, and the same conditions prevail else
where. It may result In a change being
made in the charter, so that streets mav
be repa'red by districts.
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