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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, FRIDAY, MABCH 16, 1900.
IN THE SEVERAL COURTS
HALF A DOZEN COUPLES DISJOINED 4
IN ONE DAY.
Sealed Verdict in the Case of tlie
Damage Suit Against H. H. Era-
mons Court Notes.
Judge Cleland yesterday granted six di
vorces, as follows:
Ethna M. Guiles from D. "W. Guiles, be
cause of desertion, alleged to have oc
curred February 5, 1B98. The parties were
married in Portland. July 11. 189G. The
plaintiff was previously divorced by Judge
Stearns from a former husband. In the
present case Mrs. Guiles testified that one
day the defendant told her he would not
live with her any longer, and took his per
gonal effects away from her parents
house, where they were residing. Her
mother and sister, and also herself, vis
ited him at the box factory, -where he
worked, and tried to get him to return,
but he refused. According to their testi
mony, he had no reason to leave her.
Eva E. Kelley from O. H. Kelley, on
the ground of cruel treatment. They were
married in Iowa In 1876. Mrs. Kelley tes
tified, arnong other things, that her hus
band manifested an angry. Impatient dis
position, and cursed her In the presence
of their children, knocked her down and
blacked her eyes three years ago, and
slapped and kicked her. This sort of
treatment, she said, was quite common,
and she told of frequent Instances of it.
She further testified that he drank to ex
cess and falsely accused her of Infidelity.
On one ocacsion she said he threatened
to commit suicide, and threatened also to
take her life. The plaintiff was awarded
the custody of the minor children.
Edith G. Hunt from George W. Hunt, on
account of cruel treatment, and the
plaintiff was awarded the care and con
trol of the minor children. Mrs. Hunt
testified that she was married to the de
fendant in Des Moines. la., in the year
1SS9, and told how he frequently cursed,
beat and abused her, and that she feared
for her life. The plaintiff In this case
also filed affidavits that the defendant
lived off her and her mother, Martha
"Wallace, who worked hard at manual
labor to keep the house going, and that
the defendant contributed but little of
his earnings, and that he had little dif
ficulty In obtaining work, if he "wanted It.
Hunt filed a counter-affidavit denying
this, and alleging that he contributed $20
to $25 per month to support his family,
and asserting that he could not obtain
steady employment at his trade, that of
a -carpenter. He also filed an answer de
nying his Wife's charges, but did not ap
pear in court to defend the suit.
George Dammeler from Eliza Dam
meler. because of desertion, which oc
curred In February, 1S9L The litigants
were married in Portland, September 29,
Sarah P. Huffman from Lloyd M. Huff
man, also on account of desertion. The
plaintiff testified that her husband aban
doned her In 1S92. and she last heard of
him at Prescott. 'Ariz. They were Joined
In the holy bonds of wedlock in "Virginia
in 1S7C. The four minor children were
given to the custody of the mother.
A decree was rendered in favor of Harry
H. Menges, dissolving the matrimonial
bonds existing between him and Maggie
May Menges. for abandonment The liti
gants in this case lived together one brief
year. They were married in Portland In
November. 1897, and the desertion took
place In November. 1S3S. Mrs. Menges
went to Wi.lla Walla. "Wash., and after
ward to Idaho. The evidence of the
plaintiff was that ho and his wife had
several disagreements, and one day he
told her they must come to some definite
understanding, so as to get along togeth
er more peaceably. She took a week's
time to give her answer, and on the after
noon of the last day left the city, and has
since remained separate and apart from
RETURNED A SEALED VERDICT.
Jury Reports In Dnmajrc Suit
Against II. H. Emmons.
In the suit of E. H. Ahlgren vs. H. H.
Emmons and Deputy Sheriff George
Mitchell, to recover $13-j0 damages on ac
count of the taking of two cows from the
plaintiff, the jury agreed upon a verdict
at 5:15 o'clock yesterday afternoon, which
was sealed and will be reported in court
When court convened yesterday. Judge
Sears denied a motion for a nonsuit,
holding that the question of -whether or
not there was a legal sale of the cows
was for the jury to decide as a question
of fact The court said the money must
be paid to the seller of the property by
the buyer, contemporaneously with the
delivery of the property. If the buyer or
the cows. Emmons, or his agent, Caswell,
did not intend that the $0 paid for the
cows should actually reach the possession
of Ahlgren, and If he did not actually
have unrestrained possession of It, In con
sequence of,-an agreement between the de
fendants and Caswell, then there was no
sale, and the defendants were guilty of
conversion of tne cows. As to whether
there was or was not a complete sale and
payment of the money to Ahlgren, the
jury should decide.
According to the evidence, when Cas
well laid the money on the counter In the
feed store, where the bill of sale was
signed, Deputy Sheriff Mitchell was stand
ing close by, and said:
"I guess I will take that," and did so.
showing Ahlgren his execution paper from
the Justice Court
G. C. Moser, attorney for the defend
ants, then moved for a nonsuit as to tho
Sheriff, stating that the evidence
showed that he personally had no knowl
edge of the transaction, and no malice
could be Imputed to him, even If his dep
uty acted wrongfully. In order to Justiry
punitive damages, malice must be express
and not implied: With this view the
The next point argued was as to actual
damages. Mr. Moser urged that the writ
was executed only as to the money, after
payment not the cows, which would have
been exempt, and this being an action for
damages for wrongful conversion of tne
cows, and having no reference to the
money, the Sheriff, even if the deputy
was acting under color of office, was In
no sense liable.
Claude Strahan. one of counsel for
plaintiff, resisted the motion, arguing that
as long as the deputy was acting officially
his principal was responsble for his acts;
it was the same as If the Sheriff were
personally present. "If a Deputy Sheriff
goes out to levy an attachment," said
Mr. Strahan, "and gets into an alterca
tion "with the debtor and commits a tort
by assaulting him, the Sheriff Is liable for
any damages that may be proven.' It
this was a conspiracy on the part o!
the defendants, it was. argued, the om
cer was one of the parties to It, and he
was so because of his writ of execution:
that was what made him an effective
party, and he was therefdre acting om
clally. The motion was denied.
Later the same question came up in an
other form, when Mr. Strahan requested
the court to Instruct the Jury that there
was unlawful conversion because he said
Ahlgren had been made to part with
property which was exempt under the law
by a trick, and a conspiracy, so that
the money, which was not exempt, might
Judge Sears said If a man allowed- him
self to be Influenced to part with prop
erty which was exempt for that -which Is
not exempt that was his own lookout
There were plenty of authorities on that
point The only question in the case
seemed to be, if there had been a legal
case and payment to Ahlgren.
Deputy Sheriff George Mitchell, who.
under his commission, performs the serv
ices of Constable at Justice K-racmer's
court, testified that he received the writ
of execution, with Instructions when and
how to make the levy. The money having
been paid, as he understood it, he took
possession' of it. He was acting undei
what he considered proper orders.
Got a. Small Judgment.
The Jury In the suit of Charles K. Hen
ry against X. E. McLeod, Charles B.
Hand ct aL, agreed upon a verdict yes
terday morning, after having been out all
night. In favor of Henry for $30, and as
sessed all the coats against him. This is
an old case dating back to 1833, and con
cerns the construction of the building at
Twenty-first and Clinton streets. A num
ber of liens were filed, and the Supremo
Court decided that Henry must pay the
liens, but might recover from McLeod, the
contractor, and Hand et al.. the sureties.
The defendants set up extras, etc, to
show that the plaintiff paid no more alto
gether than he was entitled to pay. Henry
held back a balance due the contractor
when the Hens cams to view, and he con
tends that, allowing for this, he paid about
$800 more than he should have paid, but
the Jury took a different view of it.
R. A. Letter, administrator of the estate
of J. J. Scott, deceased, filed a report
showing $435 receipts and $61 disbursed.
The administrator's fees are $57, and the
attorney's fees are $50. There Is still $3S2
due from the Bridal Veil Lumbering Com
pany. James Humphrey, executor of the will of
Carrie H. Roach, deceased, was authot
Ized to reduce a mortgage claim held Ijy
the estate from $1200 to $900. In consider
ation of the payment of $300. This will
leave a balance of $600 fiue. The security
Is said to be worth not over $600.
Edward T. Taggart. administrator of
the estate of C F. Collins, deceased, was
authorized to borrow $150 to pay off a Hen
on the personal property, so that the same
may be sold.
Petition In Bankruptcy.
Frank T. Miller, of Klamath Falls, mer
chant, yesterday filed a petition In bank
ruptcy in the United States Court His
liabilities amount to S271 -18. H!s assets
consist principally of a long list of open
accounts, amounting to several hundred
John Orton. a subject of Queen Victoria,
Herbert Neycker, a subject of the Em
peror of Germany, and -Julius Hansen, a
subject of the King of Norway and Swe
den, were admitted to citizenship by Judge
Counsel for Frank E. McDaniel was al
lowed by Judge George yesterday until
Monday to file additional affidavits, and
the motion for a new trial was set for
BESMEARED WITH TAR.
East Side "Woman Sues a Roofer for
Hot tar being accidentally spilled on
Mrs. M. J. Watts, as she was passing In
front of the St Charles Hotel, a few
weeks ago, was the cause of a suit for
$250 damages in Justice Kraemer's Court
yesterday afternoon. Daniel Wilkle being
defendant The evidence went to show
that a bucket of tar was being raised to
the hotel roof, in progress of repairs, and
that Mrs. "Watts, who resides on the East
Side, was passing along. She said no
rope had been stretched across the side
walk, and that no warning was given.
The first she knew, she was spattered with
tar; her hat clothing and umbrella com
ing In for a large share.
Wllkie, who was repairing the roof, did
not deny any of Mrs. Watts' allegations,
but introduced evidence to show that she
had offered to accept $25 If he would settle
that way, but that he was simply willing
to pay the actual damage done to Mrs.
Watts' apparel. Mrs. "Watts, however,
testified that she had suffered humiliation
as well as damaged clothing, and her
grown daughter was put on the stand to
disprove defendant's statement In regard
to the alleged $25 compromlso. Justice
i Kraemer has the case under advisement.
CONCERT EVERY KIGLT.
Manager Cord ray to Introduce a Mu
A musical Innovation Is to be introduced
as a regular feature at Cdrdray's The
ater, commencing Sunday evening. This
theater now has one of the completcst
and best orchestras of any house in the
Northwest circuit and Manager Cordray
has determined to give a musical concert
each evening before the curtain goes up.
Immediately after the doors open at 7:30
the augmented orchestra will render a
specially selected programme of choice
numbers. The music at this house is of
such an Improved quality, and the orig
inal Idea of having nearly three-quarters
of an hour's music programme will no
doubt prove popular and enjoyable to
early comers, and will encourage early
seating. The programme will be published
The attraction at Cordray's the coming
week will bo Edwin C. Jepson's produc
tion of "Darkest Russia." This is not a
now or untried quantity, for It has fully
demonstrated its Inherent worth during
the past half dozen years It has toured
all over the land. It Is a play of Russian
story and plot all of Its characters, with
the single exception of the effervescent
American, being drawn from the subjects
of the Czar of all the Russlas. The story
of this play Is one that never flags in in
terest from the moment in the first act
when the daring Polish girl, commanded
to play "God Save the Czar." defies the
Russian Governor and dashes her beloved
violin Into atoms rather than have it sul
lied by the air so hated by her race, up
to the final denouement when all is
righted, after the manner of plays, and
"they live happily ever after." Much ot
to Its comedy, and It Is comedy, and not
of that manner of grotesquerie depending
on the agility of the actor to Incite a
laugh all of the merriment of "Darkest
Russia" flows from its wit of line and
amusing complication, and is not engen
dered by the nimble heel of the player, for
it is comedy of the better kind.
"Toll Gate Inn," a Beautiful Play.
"Toll Gate Inn," the Colonial love ro
mance, which is to be at the Marquam
Grand next Tuesday and Wednesday, Is
said to have been meeting with big suc
cess In the East and Its flrst presenta
tion In this city will no doubt be greeted
by a crowded house, as It Is this style of
play that seems to have the strongest
hold on the people. It Is said to possess
a very strong story, which Is enlivened
with good, wholesome comedy, and as a
scenic production It is one of the finest
that we will get this season. The sale of
seats will begin tomorrow morning.
"Caste" at the Metropolitan.
Commencing next Sunday night, the
Metropolitan Stock Company will produce
Robertson's .famous English comedy,
"Caste," one of the most delightful pro
ductions of a man who enriched modern
stage literature. Charles W. Ring will
play Old Man Eccies, and Gcorgie Cooper
Is cast for Polly Eccies.
Try Allen's Foot-Ease,
A powder to b shaken Into the shoe. Toar feet
feol ewollon, servoon and hot, d ret tired eaillj. If
En bare mrtltr feet or tight thorn, trx Allen Foot.
t. It cooli the feet and mike welkins eat 7.
Core swollen, eweatlnr iet. Ingrowing nnilt, bluter
nd culloui ipote. Bellerei corns and bunions Of all
ifoK. TTTUTODAT. rold
Don't wait until you are sick before try
ing Carter's Little Liver Pills, but get a
vial at once. You can't take them wlth-
J out benefit
GENERAL HOWARD'S PLAN
ORGANIZES A CNIVERSIT1' AT CUM
Has Secured $25,000 for Its Endow
ment and GOO Acres of Land
His Philanthropic "Worlc
After a five years' absence from this
city, Mrs. O. O. Howard, wife of General
Howard, is In Portland again for a tnree
weeks' visit with her daugnter, Mrs. Gray,
wile of Captain James T. Gray, at 40
Jackson street Mrs. Howard is accom
panied by her son, Harry Howard. Tne
lajter yesterday gave The Oregonian some
Interesting data regarding his fathert
which Portland people will be glad to
peruse, touching an educational Institution,
in Eastern Tennessee with which he is
prominently connected, and also his work
In the Spanish-American war.
"Since my father's retirement from the
service, he has been very busy lecturing,"
said Mr. Howard. "His field has been
practically the whole country, and he se
lected as his subjects matters growing
out of the Civil War. He is one of tne
few remaining officers of high rank. He
Is still constantly engaged in his usual
benevolent work in connection with the
Y. M. C. A. and various missionary so
cieties wltb which be Is associated. He Is
president of the Congregational Homo
Missionary Society, and also the American
Tract Society. He Is often called upon to
address G. A. R. Posts, and always re
sponds. In spite of his being engaged, be
took the stump for President McKinley
m his campaign, appearing with General
Sickles and other war veterans of '6L
"When the Spanish-American war broke
out, Dwight L. Moody sent his aid.
Major D. W. Whittle, to my father to
urge him to take the field for Christian
work among the soldiers, under the direc
tion of the T. M. C. A. He started im
mediately for the front but, seeing the
necessity for a separate organization for
that work, suggested that the eld organ.za
tion, the Christian Commission, be re
vived. This was done, the work systema
tized and eminent speakers lurnisnea to
soldiers In all the camps. Father re
mained out all summer, going from cama
to camp Camp Chlckamauga, Camp Al
ger, Mobile; Camp Bay, Key West and
even to Santiago ItselL In all these camps
be earnestly spoke to the soldiers. He
was enthusiastically received. Whenever
my father asked the Southern regiments,
'How about tho old flag?' they cheered.
He afterwards, at the close of the war,
embodied these experiences In his book,
Fighting for Humanity.' "
Mr. Howard said that just prior to the
Spanish war, some Chicago gentlemen
called General Howard's attention to a
good school of many years' standing. In
Cumberland Gap, Tenn. He was told that
there was an opportunity there to do much
good for the mountains boys and girls
by giving them a building formerly used as
a sanitarium of the Four Seasons Hotel,
since abandoned. Adjoining this were 500
acres of land. The General became In
terested, as he bad always felt a tender
Interest for these mountaineers, who 're
mained loyal during the Civil War. They
had even taken the shoes from their feet
and given them to the soldiers of General
Howard's own army corps, when he was
hurrying to the relief of Burnslde.
An organization was effected, and In 189S
Incorporated, and the Institution named
the Lincoln Memorial University. It was
established as a memorial to the martyred
President for the people of this region.
The institution was called a university
because It Is made up of a group of
schools, preparatory and Industrial depart
ments now being In operation. In 1893
General Howard was elected the manag
ing director, and through his efforts the
500 acres mentioned were purchased. There
were 287 students last year. These boys
and girls are too poor, most of them, to
go even the 100 miles necessary to reach
any other institution of learning. They
are ambitious to learn, and many have
walked a great distance to reach the
Rev. John H. Tarry, of Providence, R. L,
has been placed In direct charge of the
University. He Is taxed to the utmost
to take care of the students who come
from far and near. This University Is the
successor of the Harrow School, founded
by Rev. E. A. Myers and wife, formerly
missionaries under the American Mission
ary Association. It Is the Intention to
add other departments In the future.
For the support of the school, consider-
) able money has been subscribed.
General Howard Is at present engaged in
raising an endowment, and has already
secured $25,000. On the advisory board
there are many prominent New York and
Boston men. among them ex-Mayor
Strong, of New York; Darwin R. James,
President Gallatin, of the Gallatin Nation
al Bank; Hon. Levi P. Morton, Samuel B.
Capron, of Boston; S. S. Blanchard and
many others. Colonel H. H. Adams, of
New York, Is the treasurer, and has done
much to further the Interests of the
school. In May they will close the second
and most successful year of the school.
General Howard bopes a liberal response
will come In from subscribers. This dis
trict has been so long neglected and the
youth are so desirous of acquiring an edu
cation that the generous giver may well
apply his donations bere.
Mrs. Howard and her son will remain
here for three weeks, and then return to
New York. Mr. Howard recently gradu
ated from the law department of New
York University, and will be admitted to
the bar In Vermont
General Howard retired from the service
In November, 1891. making his home at
AGENT NOT RESPONSIBLE.
Case Against Armonr fc Co. for Sell
ing Process Batter Fails.
The state prosecuted the wrong man In
the "process butter" case, according to
Justice Kraemer's decision yesterday
! named as defendant In the c'omplt. was
therefore discharged. Justice Kraemer, In
rendering the decision, said
"The defendant, Frank J. Haggerty, is
accused by the State of Oregon of selling
adulterated food In words as follows:
" "The said F. J. Haggerty, on the 2d day
of January, 1900, In the County of Mult
nomah and State of Oregon, did willfully
and unlawfully sell and expose for sale
and exchange and have In his possession
for sale and exchange adulterated food,
to-wlt: butter. Said butter being pro
cessed, reworked and mixed butter, and
said butter not being marked "process
butter" and not being marked in any man
ner so as to establish Its true character
and to distinguish It from pure article of
"A plea of not guilty having been en
tered, each and every material allegation
of the complaint Is put In issue, and in
addition thereto. It is claimed, that, for
numerous reasons, based on technicalities,
the complaint Is entirely Insufficient to
support a conviction, -nq matter what the
views of the court may be as to the facts.
"Laying aside for the time being all
technicalities, we find from the evidence
of the state, as well cs of the defense,
that the butter In question was In the
Portland store of Armour &. Co., a part
nership, and their property. That it was
sold to Mr. Kauplsch by them, acting
through one of their salesmen, not the
defendant, F. J. Haggerty, but a certain
"Assuming, without deciding, that as a
question of fact the court finds the said
butter to have been reworked, there Is no
doubt but that every member of the Arm
of Armour & Co. would be guilty; also
Mr. Devin, the clerk, who sold the same.
From the evidence, it appears as If all
the principals are nonresidents, and the
state has accused Mr. Haggerty of the
offense, and endeavored to prove that he
Is the head man of the Portland branch
house, has control over the actions of
Devln, the right to, discharge him, and Is
really In the nature of a subcontractor,
or, properly speaking, a vice-principal.
"To bold the defendant liable for the
acts of Devln In selling said butter, the
state must prove that the latter acted un
der the command, order or express author
ity of Haggerty, and, taking all of the
facts Into consideration, as shown by the
evidence, the court Is of the opinion that
there is a failure of proof in this respect.
Armour & Co. practically managing the
business from the home office, and though
It does appear that Haggerty Is head
salesman and has more authority than
Devln, yet he. In the opinion of the court,
must be regarded as a co-agent and not
vice-principal. It might be suggested that
In a case of this kind the court ought not
to be particular as to whether defendant
Is a co-agent or vice-principal, for the rea
son that In either event Armour & Co.
would stand back of him, but such a view
is, of course, untenable.
"The court appreciates the diligence of
the Food Commissioner and District At
torney In this case, and, though It well .
understands the necessity of strictly en- j
forcing the laws enacted to prevent adult
erated and unwholesome food being sold,
by reason of the views just stated. It Is
needless to determine from the conflict- i
ing evidence whether or not in Its opinion !
the butter in question was reworked, and j
It Is likewise needless to pass on eacn or.
the numerous technical points raised as to
the sufficiency of the complaint, though
there may be merit In some."
NEW CLUB ORGANIZED.
Fourth "Ward Registered Republicans
Unite for Business.
The Fourth Ward Registered Repub
lican Club was organized last night with
energy that augurs well for Its future
success. Allsky Hall, In which the meet
ing was held, was crowded to overflow
ing, and enthusiasm was rampant.
The objects of the club, as laid down
by those present are: "To advance the
pirnclples of tho Republican party; to
secure a just, fair and honest adminis
tration of the affairs of our city, county
and state; to use our best endeavors to
prevent the diversion by our county and
city officials of any of the moneys col
lected or realized, by taxation or other
wise, except as allowed by law; and to
promote harmony In the administration
of bur affairs."
The club thoroughly discussed the pres
ent situation ot politics in the ward and
In the country in general, and then elect
ed the following officers: President, N.
H. .Alexander; vice-president E. B. Ruth
erford; treasurer, M. L. Bowman; secre
tary, George F. Roberts; executive com
mittee, George L. Baker, Dr. D. A. Avery.
Walter Reed, A. Walter Wolf. Following
this a special committee was appointed
to secure rooms to meet In, and the club
will come together again next Monday.
The qualifications for membership are
that the applicant must be a Republican
in principles and a registered voter. The
members so far are all young men. and
they intend to use all their superfluous
energy for the benefit of the club.
EIGHTH WARD REPUBLICANS.
Ronsln-r Rally In Grnner's Hall Ad
dress by "Wallace McCamant.
Under the auspices of the Roosevelt Re
publican Club, of the Eighth Ward, a rous
ing rally was held last evening In Gruner'a
Hall. A large audience was present, and
the best of feeling prevailed. In the rear
and above the speakers' platform was a
fine picture of President McKinley, artisti
cally draped with two American flags,
forming an attractive and appropriate
background. T. M. Edmunds, president ot
the club, called the meeting to order, and
the Clow family, famed for musical talent,
gave several selections, which were appre
ciated. Before Introducing the speaker
of the evening, Mr. Edmunds welcomed
the audience and said that In the Elglith
Ward a feeling of harmony prevailed, and
that all the differences had been adjusted.
"Wallace McCamant, who had accepted
an invitation to address the Republicans
of the Eighth Ward, was Introduced, and
at once began one of his vigorous and
effective talks on the political Issues. He
first referred to Governor Roosevelt, after
whom the club had been named, and re
marked that he had carefully followed his
career, and was looking forward to the
time when he should have the opportunity
of casting a vote for him for President of
the United States, a sentiment that was
heartily applauded by the audience. Then
the speaker rapidly traced the history of
the Populist party and its effects on the
national Issues. The Democratic party, he
said, today was entering on a campaign
in which it was already defeated. It had
no popular Issues on which to stand. The
lG-to-1 cluptrap would not win, and Is a
bygone issue, and the party had seized on
the question of trusts and anti-expansion.
On the question of trusts, the speaker de
clared that all goo'd citizens were united
In rgarding It as an evil that should be
regulated by judicious legislation, but not
hasty and Ill-advised legislation that
would be more harmful than effective. On
the subject of expansion, Mr. McCamant
massed an array of unassailable arguments
and facts showing that expansion always
bas been and always will be the manifest
destiny of this country. Along these lines
the speaker spoke with great force and
true eloquence, pointing to the great com
mercial Importance of the Northwest ter
ritory which had been acquired by pur
chase and conquest. Along these and
other lines Mr. McCamant held the atten
tion of the audience closely, and he con
cluded his fine addreES by congratulating
the Republicans of the Eighth Ward for
their nevei -ending enthusiasm and patri
otism. The speaker was heartily ap
plauded. After music by the band. Mayor Storey
was Introduced, and talked briefly and
mainly concerning registration. District
Attorney Sewall gave a short talk. Coun
cilman Cameron was" Introduced, who
spoke on current topics. Then, after
music. President Edmunds announced that
two weeks hence, Thursday, March 29, a
registration meeting would be held at the
hall, and that an effort would be made to
get a large delegation, on that occasion to
go to the courthouse and register. The
meeting then adjourned with music by the
BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS.
Contracts for Street Work Lret-
Tenth-Street Bridge In Abeyance.
At the meeting of the Board of Public
Works yesterday, bids were opened and
contracts awarded for thev Improvement
of Front street for a little over two blocks
north from Qulmby street Two proposals
for this work were received, as follows:
Smyth &. Howard, $2757 37; Portland Sand
& Contract Company, $2652 70. The con
tract was awarded to the lower bidder.
The completion of this contract will make
the stone block pavement on North Front
street continuous to the planked roadway
north of Qulmby street.
For the Improvement of one block on
Taggart street, the only bid received was
that of G. O. Pershln, 5113 05. and the
contract was awarded to him.
For the third time proposals had been
advertised for the building of a bridge on
Tenth street, from Marshal to Northrup,
and J. B. Slemmens was a second time
the only bidder. His bid was the same
as before. $2417. which Is some $S00 more
than the bid of Contractor Bauer, to whom
the contract was awarded some time ago.
but who abandoned tbe job. Slemmons
flrst bid having been rejected as unreason
able, the Board did not like to accept his
second one. and the matter was laid -over
for further cons'deration.
A petition asking for the removal of an
arc light from the premises of the Sell
wocd Lumber Company to Sixth street and
Spokane avenue wes referred to the City
Engineer and a petition for an arc light
at First and Yamhill streets, was laid over
till next meeting.
Pianos Organs. Wiley B. Alien Co.
TOPICS INTERESTING TO TILLERS
OF THE SOIL.
R. C. Judson Tells of Many Improve-
ments Nctv Creameries Flames
R. C Judson, Industrial agent of the O.
R. & N. Co., who has recently returned
from a trip to Eastern Oregon, gave Tho
Oregonian some Interesting Information
yesterday. He said, among other things:
"I noticed that the farmers between
Portland and Walla Walla are busily en
gaged in planting their potatoes. The fall
wheat Is an unusually large crop. I ob
serve that those farmers who have been
successful heretofore are harrowing their
wheat to prevent the ground from baking.
They assert that this causes a yield of
from Ave to six bushels more to the acre.
The average cost per acre for harrowing is
"Some yields of fall -wheat, owing to
heavy rains, have grown weedy. These
are being turned over with the plow,, and
spring wheat Is being put In.
"It is a fact that more grass seed has
been sown in Eastern Oregon this year
than ever before. This is decidedly an
encouragement to the dairying Interests.
"In the Walla Walla Valley and In Un
ion County the result of Institute work
and the Individual work of the O. R. & N.
Co. Is now being made manifest New
creameries are being erected at various
points and skimming stations Installed at
points where there are not enough cows
to warrant the establishment of cream
eries. The O. R. &. N. Co., In order fur
ther to foster and encourage the Industry,
has granted a low rate on cream In cans.
"It Is gratifying to note that more In
terest Is being taken In Improved livestock.
Several new herds have been located In
Union and Umatilla Counties.
"Near Umatilla tho property formerly
owned by the Bailey Ditch Company has
oeen purcnaeeu oy u. a. ttatie, casnier .
ui uie riiiii .laiiuum X3UI1H. uj. rciiuiciuu,
He will Improve the property the coming
season. He already has carloads of lum
ber upon the ground for extension to a
flume, and eight carpenters are now at
work constructing it The original flume
extended from the Umatilla River half a
mile to the sand near the' bluff. Owing to
the unstable quicksands and yearly washings-out,
the flume did not serve its pur
pose satisfactorily. The extension Mr.
Wade Is putting on is about a mile In
length. He Intends to keep his ditch full
of water. This ditch extends as far as
"Mr. Wade will also erect a 10-room,
two-story res'dence on the property for
the accommodation of those In charge,
and to afford conveniences to prospective-land-buyers
visiting that section. In ad
dition to raising vegetables, Mr. Wade will
experiment along the lines of grass cult
ure, beginning by sowing 10 acres with
"Regarding potatoes. I have Induced
farmers to plant four tons of Early Rosa
and Early Everetts. These will be plant
ed In lands that are to be summer-fallowed
the coming season. This is In the
direct line of practical experiment. It la
desired to be seen whether a potato crop
can be grown at a profit or not, on land
that would otherwise be Idle. The follow
ing year this same land will be sowed to
wheat. This will permit of comparisons
subsequently being made with lands not
thus treated, but summer-fallowed In the
Mr. Judson states that the foundations
for the new creamery at Rooster Rock
have been laid. He says that all the pil
ing is in, the sills In place and the flrst
Yesterday Mr. Judson shipped to the O.
R. & N. Co.'a experimental station, near
Walla Walla, directed to Superintendent
McGahey 113 dlst'nct varieties of potatoes,
with which to make tests regarding yield
and quality. Tho potatoes were .grown at
Moscow, Idaho, by Professor French. Afl
the nature of the soil at Moscow Is some
what different from that at the railroad
company's experimental stations, results
are to be notpd. With so many varieties,
Mr. Judson thinks It will not be difficult
to ascertain which varieties can be raised
In Oregon soils to the greatest advantage
of the farmer.
Side Family Taken
in By a
A woman has been making the rounds
on the East Side, working a plausible
swindling scheme on families. How many
places she went Is not known, but she
worked her scheme successfully at the
home of Dr. Miller yesterday, corner of
Grand avenue and East Ankeny street
Mrs. Miller was surprised to ndmit to her
housen. woman carrying an infant, who had
scarcely been seated when she began to
unwind a long tale of woe. She said that
sbe was the mother of U. children, and that
she and her husband had Just arrived in
the city without a cent of money. They
were unable to get shelter for their chil
dren until they could pay the rent in ad
vance. Her story was rendered the more
effective by a copious flow of tears. Then
came the business part of her visit. With
great reluctance and hesitation she drew
forth a set of knives and spoons, which
she said were of great value, as they were
sterling sliver and belonged to her. It
was a fearful thing to have to part with
them, but there was no other alternative
to got shelter and food for her children,
which were at that moment in the street
and crying for bread. She would be
willing to let Mrs. Miller have the two
sets for $5, but hoped soon to be able
to raise the money, and might redeem
them. Her appeals were too pathetic for
a woman to resist, and Mrs. Miller called
Dr. Miller Into the ropm. He was too
busy to examine the articles, but said
they would take the sets to help the un
fortunate woman out. and he paid her the
$5. Shortly afterwards it occurred to him
to have the sets tested. The two sets.
If they were pure silver, would be worth
about $20. E. C. Brlgham made the test
and Instantly ascertained the spoons and
knives are brass, with a thin coating of
silver. In making the test Mr. Brlgham
accidentally got too much acid on the
spoon and It ate a streak along one side,
showing the brass interior. The value of
the sets was about 75 cents.
St. Patrick's Celebration.
An excellent programme has been pre
pared under the direction of Miss Eliza
beth Hoben, of the Church of the Immacu
late Heart, for this evening, to be given
at Gomez Hall, on Russell street, Alblna.
All the numbers are flrst class. Rev.
Father Casey will deliver the address of
the evening, on the subject, "The Mission
of St Patrick." The other numbers are:
Selection, bagpipes. Professor Moon; reci
tation. "The Legend of the Organ Build
er." Miss Susan May Richards; tenor solo,
prize song from "The Master Singers of
Nuremberg" (R. Wagner). Albert Relp
linger; sailors' hornpipe, Professor Robert
son; recitation, Joe Hayes; contralto solo,
"Ashore" (Bingham), Miss Edna Hablg
horst; lecture. Father Casey; "Nordlca
Valse" (Touper), Madam Boucher's man
dolin and guitar students; soprana solo,
"Three Leaves of Shamrock," Miss Alice
M. Thayer; recitation, "Hanna Tripe in
Court," Mrc. Katie Ham; Irish reel.
Misses Rosle Forbes and Black; baritone
solo, "Dreams of My Own Land" (Douglas
Reed), Judge F. D. Hennessy; piccolo solo,
"Fantasia, Irish Airs," ex-Ch!ef Ruddl
man; grand finale, "America."
Activity on East Morrison Street.
The Intersection of East Morrison and
East Water streets Is being redecked with
out Interference with the extraordinary
traffic that now uses EastMorrison street
Since the roadway was completed and
thrown open to the use ot the public, near
ly all tho travel passing over Morrison
bridge goes by way of East Morrison
street although some of the travel still
uses Belmont, but the activity Is certainly
very great, and the business men are
correspondingly happy. When the Madison-Street
bridge Is completed and thrown
open It will greatly reduce the travel that
now' uses the Morrison-Street bridge. The
wear on the decking of the latter bridge,
and especially on the East Side approach,
has been very great, and general repairs
will soon have to be made to the entire
decking. Already considerable repairs have
been made to the approach.
Death of W. H. Hunter.
W. H. Hunter, an old-time hotel man.
died at the Good Samaritan Hospital
Wednesday, and the funeral will take
place this afternoon from Dunning's un
dertaking parlors. East Sixth street, at
1:30. The deceased was 66 years old, and
bad lived In Iortland for over 30 years.
He was a brother of the late M. M. Hun
ter, and has a sister, Mrs. Hardie. living
on the East Side. He has been connected
with several Portland hotels, Including the
American Exchange and the St Charles
Two Roof Fires.
The two-story building of R. H. Holmes,
on East Ankeny street and Union avenue,
caught Are yesterday afternoon from a
spark falling on the roof. For a short
time there was qulto a blaze, but It was
quickly extinguished. The damage was
about $5, which was covered by insur
ance. A slight fire caught In the roof
of the cottage in the rear of the Holman
block, on East Washington street, yester
day forenoon, which was extinguished,
with small loss, by the department
Preparations are making for holding a
teachers' Institute in the West-Avenue
schoolhouse, district No. 5, Mount Tabor.
Saturday, March 24. It will likely be the
most Important meeting the teachers of
the county has held this season. The last
institute held In this district was when C.
U. Gantenbeln was Deputy County School
Superintendent, about five years ago. As
the West-Avenue building is central it will
be reached very easily. The Mount Ta
bor people will welcome the teachers In
thelr ,0Sptable manner.
"Want Cross-Road Cycle Path.
Residents ot Mount Tabor have sent a
petition to the County Commissioners ask
ing for the construction of a cycle path
along West avenue from the Base Line
to the Section Line road. The advantages
of this path are set out In the petition.
West avenue Is used very largely all the
year round, connecting as It docs the set
tled portion of Mount Tabor, and the resi
dents regard the building of this path as
Great Toe Amputated.
Walter Jones, who has been confined to
his home by the effects of a surgical op
eration for the removal of the great toe o
his left foot. Is able to be about to some
extent. About 10 years ago the toe was
injured by a heavy timber falling on It,
but It seemingly recovered entirely. Re
cently It caused him great suffering, and
It was found that the bone was entirely
dead, and It had to be removed.
East Side Note.
Mrs. Hewitt and daughter, of Sunnyside,
were severely bruised in a runaway acci
dent on the West Side yesterday. They
were out driving In a buggy, when the
horse ran away and they were thrown
J. H. McBrlde, who was severely Injured
by falling 20 feet In the Johnston boat
yard a week ago, Is so far recovered as to
be able to be about. Although quite soro
from his many bruises, he hopes soon to bo
able to go to. work.
FORECAST OFFICIAL BEALS.
Mr. Pasrue's Successor Takes Charzre
of the "Weather Bureau.
Edward A. Beals. the successor of B. S.
Pague, as forecast official of the Weather
Bureau at Portland, took charge of .his
station yesterday. Gebrge N. Salisbury,
of Seattle, who has been In charge of the
Portland station 'for several months, will
return to his old post April 1. A. B. Wol
laber, chief clerk ot the Portland station,
who is now In Seattle, will return here
Mr. Beals has been an Inspector for
three years, during which period he haa
inspected nearly every important station
In the country It would require five years
to make the rounds of all the stations.
Some months ago he asked to be relieved
of Inspection work, and to be assigned to
a station. He welcomed his transfer to
Portland, as a relief from the arduous
work during the past three years.
Mr. Beals' title Is forecast official. In
spectors and forecast officials get the same
pay, and their rank Is the same. The only
difference between Mr. Beals and Mr.
Pague Is that Mr. Beals Is the older man
In the service. He ranks Mr. Pague foe
the same reason that a Colonel who had
been 19 years In the Army would rank a
Colonel who had been In the service only
16 years. Mr. Beals' coming has not af
fected Portland'3 standing In the" Weather
Bureau. The city is now as it was in
Mr. Paguo's time, simply one of four large
forecast centers. Washington Is first, Chi
cago second, San Francisco third, and
Portland fourth. Portland and San Fran
cisco are almost of equal Importance.
Forecast Official Beals was appointed to
the weather service from Spokane, Wash.,
19 years ago. He has an Intimate knowl
edge of climatic conditions east of the
Cascades, and his long service ai; inspec
tor has given him excellent opportunity to
become acquainted with the weather of
the whole country. As he Is a past-master
In meteorology, it will not be long before
he will have the weather west of the
Cascade Mountains thoroughly In h.a
Mr. Beala said that Mr. Pague Is re
garded as one of the best men in the serv
ice. He does not know how the bureau
will assign Mr. Pague, but he thought it
would not be to Inspector service. Prob
ably Mr. Pague will get an Important sta
tion at the East
Great preparations are in progress at the
Exposition building for the big athletic
carnival Saturday evening. From 5QC0 to
S0C0 people can be accommodated, and
there will be no crowding. All the con
testants for the different events are train
ing hard, and will show up In good form
for their best work. The wrestling
matches will be strictly for blood, while
the sparring contests will be for scientific
points only, yet of a lively and fast or
der. It Is the purpose of the manage
ment to make the carnival one to be re
membered by every admirer of good sports,
that Portland may regain its title as the
home of clean, spirited contests In ath
letics. The presence of the great wrestlers,
with the fast boxers, and other features
has been conceded one of the strongest
attractions possible in the Northwest
Everything will be pulled off on abso
lutely schedule time. At 7:30 P. M. the
doors will open. At 8 P. M. sharp the
programme commences, without fail, and
from that time until the last contest
events follow fast, without waits or de
lays. Those who go early get the front
seats. Events of this cnaracter in the
past have not been well handled, but the
present management are not only judges
of athletic skill, but also thorough direc
tors, and know from long experience what
the public wants and how Its convenience
is served. To demonstrate to the people
that good contests can be had there, bs
In the best cities, nothing Is being left
undone. A really triple exhibition is con
centrated into one, and prices cut In the
middle. Gallery will be 25 pents. main
building 0 cents, and, there will be 1C0
reserved seats on the stage for $1 each.
ANOTHER TRAIN TO SALEM
SOUTHERN PACD7IC TVTLL INCREASE
New Train to Leave Portland About
4. P. M., and Arrive About XO
A. M. Railroad Notes.
It is reported on what may be consid
ered good authority that some very im
portant changes in time and additional
train service are scon to be made on the
Southern Pacific. As at present outlined,
the California evening express, train No.
15, will leave Portland at 8:30 P. M., In
stead of 7, connecting with the Northern
Pacific train arriving from St Paul at 3
P. M. The northbound California express,
will arrive at Portland at S A. M. instead
of 9:15 A. M. as at present. Owing to the
early hour of arriving at Portland dining
car service north of Roseburg will be dis
continued. The additional service will consist of a
local train between Salem and Portland.
This train will probably leave Salem at
about 8 A. M., reaching Portland at 10:15
A. M. Returning train will leave Port
land about 4 P. M., reaching Salem at
about 6:15. The change In the time of tho
arrival of the California express will be
favorably received by Portland business
Interests, as It will give them an earlier
mall and ample time to attend to and an
swer all correspondents on date of receipt
The local service between Salem and Port
land will afford special accommodations
to the people of Salem, and intermediate
points, giving business men desiring to
visit this city opportunity to leave home
at a convenlont hour, transacting a day3
business, and returning to their homes in
time for dinner.
Manager Koehler, ot the Southern Pa
cific, left Wednesday morning on an In
spection trip over the company's lines in
Oregon. He went as far as Dunsmulr,
and will return about Saturday visiting
all principal towns.
V. S. Hardy, of Salt Lake, who wui
formerly assistant manager in charga ot
construction of the Salt Lake & Los. An
geles road, is In the city. He represent
Eastern capitalists, and Is on the lookout
for Investments for them.
B. Campbell, traffic manager ot the O
R. & N., is In Omaha. He will attend
the meeting of the transcontinental Une3,
opening in that city today. This meeting
Is to be held to perfect the final detaiU
to the agreement to maintain tariff ra:s.
and to set the seal of approval upon th
doing away with free transportation.
President Mohler. of the O. R. & N. Co.,
who returned Wednesday night from an
extended visit East, was a much-sought-after
man yesterday. The a'nteroom to
his office was full all day, of visitors, and
a large amount of mail, accumulated dur
ing his absence, demanded his attention.
GREAT PARIS EXPOSITION.
Owing to the heavy travel about to set
In from America to Europe, persons who
contemplate visiting the Paris exposition
or any part of Europe, should make ap-
plication for steamship accommodations
(flrst or second cabin) at earliest date pos
sible, to secure desirable berths and sail
ings. Full information regarding cabin
rates, diagrams and salnng dates via all
trans-Atlantic steamship lines, may be
obtained at the Union Pacific ticket office.
Accommodations reserved promptly on ap
plication. Dbn't forget the number, 133
Third street GEORGE LANG,
City Passenger and Ticket Agent
J. H. LOTHROP. General Agent.
DAILY METEOROLOGICAL REPORT.
PORTLAND. March 15. 8 P. M. Maximum
temperature. 73; minimum temperature. 54;
river readlnsr at 11 A. 21.. &3 feet: change in
tho last 24 hours. 0.2 ioot: total precipitation.
8 P. M. to 8 P. M.. 0.0O; total preclpltatlon'
from Sept. 1. 1809. 29.44 Inches; normal precip
itation from Sept. 1. 1809. 35.56 Inches; defi
ciency, 6.12 Inches; total sunshine March 14,
10:51; possible mmshlne March 14. 10:51.
Another fine day. the nr:h In succession, haa
been recorded for the whole Pacific slope. But
la the coast states the pressure has fallen
considerably. Indicating the formation of a
trough of low presaure. The lowest barometer
readings are 20.88. at Red Bluff and Rcburir.
respectively. The high pressure has moved far
to the eastward, bslng now apparently central
over North Dakota and Minnesota. It Is ac
companied by cold weather, a temperature of
2 dec below zero belnp reported from Bis
marck, a fall of 14 dcg-. In 24 hours. In Ore
son, "Washlncton and Idaho it has been slightly
warmer than during the preceding day. except
on the coapt. where there haa been a fall of 10
dcg. A similar fall In temjierature Is expected
Friday over Oregon. Washington and Idaho.
Forecasts made at Portland for the 23 hours
ending at midnight Friday. March :0:
Western Oregon and Western Washington
Fair, becoming cloudy and cooler; winds east
Eastern Oregon and Southern Idaho Fair,
cloudy, cooler; winds northeast to east.
Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho
Fair.- cooler: winds becoming east to southeast.
Portland and vicinity Fair, becoming cloudy
and cooler; winds ecst to southeast.
CLASSIFIED AD. RATES
"Rooms." "Rooms and Board." "Housekeep
ing Rooms," "Situations Wanted." 15 wordj or
less. 15 cenu; 16 to 20 words. 20 cents: 21 to 23
word.', 5 cents. Mc. No discount for additional
UNDER ALL. OTHER HEADS except "Ne-r
Today." 30 cents for 15 words or less; 16 to 23
words. 40 cents: 21 to 25 word. 60 cents, etc
first Insertion. Each additional Insertion, oce
half; no further discount under one month.
"NEW TODAY" (gauge measure agate). 13
cents per line, first Insertion; 10 ceaU per l!x:
for eacli additional Insertion.
LARGE SHIPMENT CALIFORNIA CREAM
ery butter, new grass, sweet as honey. 4fio
and 45c: Oregon creamery, 50c and 55c; Ore
gon ranch eggs. 2 dozen, 25c; Oregon and
Eastern sugar-cured hams. 12c; 5 tons East
ern sujar-curetl breakfast bacon. 10a; Rock
Candy Drip, 1 gal.. 45c; 60 tea for 3Gc. Re
member. Saturday la chicken day. Chickens
and turkeys. AH good, retailed at wholesale
prices. La Grande Creamery Co.. 264 Yam
hill. $2000 TO LOAN ON YvEST SIDE. 6 PER
cent; no brokerage. Address Loan. P. O. box
On Improved city and farm property.
R. LIVINGSTONE. 224 Stark st.
Has been leading coal on coast for 20 years.
Pacific Coast Co.. 240 Washington it. TeL 229.
On improved city and farm property, at lowest
current rates. Building loans. Init&Umeat
loans. Macmaster & Blrrell. 311 Worcestar blk.
Lot 50x100 north side Johnson et., 100 feet
west ot 23d. Price ?2000. Inquire of "Ths
Red Front," 2Ct Morrison st.
J. D. Wilcox & Co.
GENERAL. BROKERS. HAVE REMOVED TO
202 STARK ST. "We buy and sell mines. Um
ber land. forest reserve acrlp. real estate,
stocks, bonds and mortgages.
TH0S. SCOTT BROOKE
REAL ESTATE LOANS
ROOM 10 CONCORD BUILDING.
HOMES ON THE INSTALLMENT PLAN
The undersigned Is prepared to build resi
dences In Irvlngton. the most popular suburb
of Portland, and eell them at actual cost, with
6 per cent interest, on the Installment plan,
whereby the purchaser has to pay but a slight
advance above the usual amount of rental
charged for similar residences.
C H. PRESCOTT.
212-213 Chamber of Commerce.