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THE HOTCNING OREGONIAN, THUESDAY, MARCH 29, 190.
OCEAN FREIGHT RATES
AliL COAST GRAIN PORTS ARE OX
EVEN' TERMS. -
Two Shire Liners Reported Chartered
at Fortr Skilllngrs American Coal
la Japan Blarlne Notes.
The British ships Suthcrlandshlrc and
Linlithgowshire, both well-knpwn traders
In this port, were reported chartered
yesterday, the former to load at Portland
and the latter at Tacoma. Both are for
next season's loading, and both will re
ceive the same rate 40 shillings. The
British bark Giadys has been chartered
to load at San Francisco at 41s 3d. This
trio of vessels are all within 100 tons of
being the same size, and the rates show
pretty conclusively that there Is little or
no difference in rates between the ports,
when the same conditions exist. If there
Is any percentage in favor of any one of
the three ports on the charters mentioned.
It is In favor of Portland, for this reason:
The Linlithgowshire goes from Europe
with cargo for Honolulu and Puget
Sound, and the Gladys also has cargo
from a nitrate port for San Francisco,
while the Sutherlandshlre will come to
Portland from the Orient In ballast. It
is the large number of cargo ships going
to San Francisco that has always given
that city a tonnage supply to draw on
without the necessity of depending on
This year, the carry-over stock of -wheat
In California, together with the excel
lent crop prospects, have forced exporters
to provide extra tonnage, in addition to
the cargo fleet, and In order to get it they
must pay the same rates as are paid in
the North. In regard to Tacoma, there
never has been any difference in grain
rates, except when freights were dull all
over the world, and a surplus of tonnage
gathered in the Straits for orders, at
tracted by the big mill ports, of the Sound,
which could generally be depended on
to give a ship a cargo of lumber, which
was not possible to secure on the Co
lumbia, where there were no big export
NEW FREIGHT STEAMERS.
Largest Built in the United States
Will Rnn to Portland.
The first of the American-Hawaiian
Steamship Company's new steamers will
be In commission about July next. They
are the largest freight carriers of their
class ever built in the United States, and
are to run between Pacific Coast ports,
Honolulu and New York. There will be
four steamers in the line.
They are to be named American, Haw
aiian, Callfornlan and Oregonian. They
will be S500 tons burden, 430 feet long, 51
feet beam and SO feet C Inches deep. The
horse-power is to be 2000 Indicated, and
the vessels will have a speed of about
10 knots, with a carrying capacity of 15,000
tons. The Callfornlan is no.w nearlng
completion at the Union Iron "Works,
while the others are well under way in
the East. They are all Intended for the
sugar trade. From New York they will
bring general merchandise to San Fran
cisco, Portland and Seattle. From the
Sound they will go to Honolulu and load
sugar for the East, and so on all the year
around. Captain Eben Curtis, of this
city, and at present master of the Tlllie
E. Starbuck, will probably command the
first of these steamers.
"COALS TO NEWCASTLE."
Nagasaki Imports a Cargo From the
CHICAGO, March 28. T. Fuzlta, Japa
nese Consul In Chicago, speaking of ad
vices he has just received from Japan, In
which it Is stated that the steamer
Needles, carrying 6000 tons of coal from
Virginia, had arrived at Nagasaki, said:
"This is the first shipload of American
coal ever imported into Japan. It estab
lishes a new commercial precedent be
tween Japan and the United States.
Though we have use for American coal,
freight rates have been exorbitantly high
against its importation."
THE BONITA LAUNCHED.
Latest Addlton to Portland'! Stcrn
Captain Hosford's new steamer Bonita
was launched at Johnson's yard, on the
East Side, yesterday morning. The new
craft is a handsome little sternwheeler,
about 110 feet long, and as she is well
modeled and equipped with plenty of
power, will undoubtedly show good speed.
The craft was reported to be building for
the La Camas route, but Captain Hos
ford states that he may place her on the
Dayton run. She is light draft, and would
probably answer all requirements of that
MASTER AT FAULT.
License of Captnin Stone, of City of
Florence, Was SnNpendcd.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 28. The li
cense of Captain George E. Stone, who
was master of the British ship City of
Florence when she was wrecked on Mon
tara reef on March 19, has been sus
pended for six months by the Board of
Inquiry, appointed to Investigate the
cause of disaster. The board found that
the captain did not take all the precau
tions possible to prevent the vessel from
N'otice to Mariners.
Notice Is hereby given that the bell
buoy, nainted black and mnrkrx" nMtVi
letters "C. C," in white, marking Fauntle
roy Rock, Crescent City Harbor, Califor
nia, is again reported out of order, the
bell not striking. It will be repaired as
soon as practicable.
By order of the -Lighthouse Board.
Commander U. S. N., Inspector Twelfth
The Arcthusn's Injuries.
LONDON. March 2S. The German ship
Arethusa, from Altona, for Seattle, be
fore reroitcl putting into Montevideo
March 24 leaking and with part of her
cargo damaged. Is damaged below the
water line ar.d has 22 frames broken. She
must doc ard discharge cargo to repair.
Another "Wheat Carsro.
The British bark Samaritan finished
loading yesterday, and will clear today,
with 12G.234 bushels of wheat, valued at
5G9.440. She was loaded by Epplnger
& Co., and will leave down the rlr to
morrow, drawing 22& feet of water.
Holland Liner Aground.
ROTTERDAM. March 2S. The Holland
American line steamer Staatendam, from
New York March 17, for this port, went
aground at Maasllus during a snow storm
and was towed off.
The barkentine Gleaner, lumber-laden
for San Francisco, crossed out from
Knappton yesterday. The Louis will fol
low her on berth at the Knappton mills.
The little steamer Resolute, which has
Just been completed at Supple's yard, took
out papers at the c-ustom-house and left
yesterday for the cascades, where she will
be employed this summer.
The British ship Thornliebank and the
British bark Inverness-shire arrived up
yesterday morning. They docked at Ele
vator and Victoria docks respectively. The
Berwickshire left up yesterday morning.
The steamer Geo. W. Elder sailed from
San Francisco yesterday morning with a
light cargo of freight. Repairs on the
Columbia havo been completed, and she
will sail north from San Francisco on her
regular run today.
Domestic and Forel-rn Ports.
ASTORIA, March 2S.-Sailed American
bark Harvester, for Alaska; British steam
ship Abergeldle, for Hong Kong and way
ports; steamer Del Norte, for San Fran
cisco by way of Oregon Coast ports; fcark
entlue Gleaner, from Knappton for San
Francisco. Left up British bark Berwick
shire. Condition of the "bar at 5 P. M.,
smooth; wind southeast; weather cloudy.
San Francisco Sailed March 27 Steam
er Signal, for Coos Bay; steamer Geo. W.
Elder, for Portland.
San Diego-Salled March 27 British
steamer Strathgyle, for Hong Kong.
Seattle, March 2S. Sailed Japanese
steamer Idzuml Maru, for Yokohama.
San Pedro Arrived March 27 Steamer
Newburg, from Gray's Harbor.
Port Loa Angelbs, March 28. Arrived-
Steamer Mlneola, from Nanalmo.
Liverpool, March 2S. Arrived Oceanic,
from New York.
Hamburg, March 28. Arrived Sardinia,
Bremen, March 23. Arrived Bremen,
from New York.
Glasgow, March 28. Arrived Peruvian,
Kobe Arrived March 27 Sikh, from Ta
coma. Southampton, March 2S. Sailed Kaiser
Wllhelm der Grosse, from Bremen for
New York, March 23. Sailed New York,
for Southampton; Teutonic, lor Liverpool;
Noordland, from Antwerp.
Southampton, March 28. Arrived Lahn,
from New York or Bremen.
Philadelphia, March 2S. Sailed Switzer
land, from Antwerp.
New York, March 23. Arrived Samari
tan, from Glasgow.
Sydney Sailed March 27 British steam
er Mlowera, for Vancouver.
Honolulu Arrived March 18 British
steamer Aorangi, from Victoria; British
ship Hllston, from Newcastle. Sailed
March 15 British ship Gleneslin, for Port
Hong Kong, March 2$. Arrived, previ
ouslySteamer Coptic, from San Fran
cisco. Cherbourg, March 2S. Sailed Kaiser
Wllhelm der Grosse, from Bremen and
Southampton for New York.
San Francisco, March 23. Arrived
Staamer Queen, from Victoria; steamer
Matewan, from Tacoma; bark Agate,
from Port B!akeley; steamer Bristol, from
Oyster Harbor. Sailed Steamer Duke
of Fife, for Tacoma; ship Centennial, for
Cook Inlet: steamer Bowhead, whaling;
steamer Tellus, for Chemalnus; steamer
Signal, for Coos Bay.
February 4, latitude 34 north, longitude
3G west, British ship Alice A. Leigh, from
Tacoma for Queenstown.
BAPTIST MISSIONARY WORK
State Society In Annual Convention
Yesterday on the East Side.
The Baptist Foreign Missionary Society
of Oregon convened yesterday at 10:Z0 at
the Second Baptist Church, on the East
Side. It was the society's regular annual
meeting, and was devoted almost entirely
to the transaction of business. The meet
ing was opened with devotional services
as usual, led by the president, Mrs. M. L.
Driggs. A. nominating committee, com
posed of three members of the society, was
appointed to make up a list of officers to
be voted on. Reports of the various local
missionary circles were called for. The
delegates from the various Baptist
Churches responded, which showed very
encouraging results for the year's work.
Miss Carrie Milspaugh, the state mis
sionary, "being present, was asked by the
president to make a general report. She
responded la an able and forcible manner,
giving items of general Interest concern
ing her state work. She has made 851
religious visits, aside from holding a great
many meetings in the Oregon towns, and
her work has evidently been a stimulus
to. the people with whom she came In con
tact. A letter was then read from Miss
Goddard, the missionary to China, which
gave an account of her gratifying suc
cess In that field. Nearly all this mis
sionary's life has been spent among these
people, she having been born there, and
being so well acquainted with the native
customs her success seems assured.
The nominating committee handed in the
following names, which were at once voted
upon and accepted:
President, Mrs. M. L. Driggs; vice
president, Mrs. J. C. Davis; corresponding
secretary, Mrs. E. S. Latourette; record
ing secretary, Mrs. James F. Falling;
treasurer, Mrs. Clara Eadgley; auditor,
Mrs. M. Castro. The board chosen is as
follows: Mesdames Welch, Kay, Bliss, C.
A. Lewis, Kratt. Abornethy, "Wooddy,
Blackburn, Russ. Palmer, Pattee and Cas
to. The Tiour of luncheon having arrived
a noontide prayer was offered up and the
meeting adjourned until 1 o'clock, when
business was again taken up.
Mrs. E. S. Latourette, the state secre
tary, read some correspondence relating
to the Missionary Children's Home, at
Vashon Island, "Wash. It was voted to pay
over a sum of $500, which had been pre
viously provided for, to this institution,
which would then make the Home the
Individual property of the Baptist denomi
nation. In order to make the transaction
legal it was necessary to form a cor
porate body of four trustees to manage
the property. After thi3 matter had been
consummated the treasurer reported on the
society's finances, which showed that part
of the work to be In fairly good condi
tion, and the sum of $7SG 50 was found to
be in the treasury.
Memorial services for the deceased mem
bers .occupied the next half hour of the
session. The services, which were con
ducted by Mrs. Driggs, consisted of hymns,
prayer and the reading of obituary no
tices of those of the society who have
died within the year. Mrs. Latourette
gave a resume of the work of the Mis
sionary Society, touching briefly upon the
j prominent points of the society's history
uuiaiiB smiui cegiuniKK o us present large
proportions. As the missionary work em
braces many fields, Mrs. Van Sickles, an
Eastern police matron, was requested to
give some of her Impressions of missionary
work. She spoke In high terms of the
value of foreign missions, but advised the
attention of workers to the city mission
ary Held. The meeting, which was con
ceded a profitable one, then adjourned
with a closing prayer,
"The Social Democracy."
PORTLAND, March 27. (To the Editor.)
I wish to thank you very much for the
editorial In today's Issue of your paper,
under the head of "Social Democracy."
You state our case with far more clearness
and far more fairly than the hostile press
Is In the habit of doing. The cut you
give us in the concluding part of your
article Is a very mild form of criticism,
compared with what we are accustomed to.
I wish to say to you that only a smal:
portion of the vast number that intend
to vote for Debs this fall believe In the
collective ownership of all the means of
production and distribution; but only in
sucn means or production and distribution
as have become actually or practically
Growing multitudes of people are begin
ning to realize with a force heretofore
unknown that both the Republican and
Democratic parties are insincere concern
ing the overpowering trust Issue now con
Throughout human experience, from the
dawn of human history down to now,
there has never yet been found any ade
quate remedy for the extortion and greed
of private monopoly, other than through
public or collective ownership. Therefore
the great body of those supporting Debs
will do so because they believe in the pub
lic ownership of trusts as the only remedy
possible for the colossal trust evil which.
In the eyes of all thoughtful persons,
completely overshadows and puts to flight
any immediate consideration of any other
Issue, be It finance, tariff, expansion or
what not. S. B. R.
The Trntn of the Matter.
"I understand that Splfflns has resigned
the management of that business," said
"My understanding Is that he was fired
from the mismanagement of it," added
THE LEAD TRUST'S CINCH
PITTSBURG LAMP - CHIMXEY MAN'
EXPLAINS rrS OPERATIONS.
Tribute of $5,000,000 Levied on the
People Annually In Order to
Shut Out Competition.
Much has been written and spoken of
late about trusts. For the life of me I
cannot Gee the difference between what
a trust can do and what a firm with a
large capital can do. Both may employ a
promoter and place worthless shares of
stock, bonds or some vai4ety of "securi
ties" on sale, keeping an eye on the
guileless all of which Is common and, like
the confidence game, goes on forever.
I cannot, however, share In the abuse of
a fair and honest aggregation of capitnl
and especially of that particular aggre
gation known as a corporation an abso
lutely necessary form or organization for
carrying on business but I will and can
agree with the utter condemnation of what
some of them do, what they are intended
for doing, but what la only made possible
for them to do by the Government being
in partnership with them and amost pow-
PGRFLAND PIONEER OF 1845 DEAD.
WOODSON' A. SCOGGIN'.
"W. A. Scoggln, one of Portland's old-time and well-known residents; died at his residence,
472 Alder street, yesterday morning. Mr. Scoggln's Illness was very brief, none of his family
being aware that ha was suffering unusually until within an hour Of the time he expired.
Two years ago he sustained a severe Injury while hunting that produced a paralytic stroke.
At that time be was rendered unconscious by a fall. In which the brain was severely shocked.
After a time he recovered somewhat from the Injury and'-the consequences, hut has never been
himself since. Tuesday evening he retired as usual, without complaining to any member
of the family that he felt In any manner 111. "When called yesterday morning It was found
that he was suffering from another paralytic stroke, and within an hour afterwards life was
Mr. Scoggln was a pioneer of Oregon, having come to this part of the country as early as
1643. He was then a lad of 5, and accompanied his stepfather and mother, who Anally set
tled on Tualatin Plains. In "Washington County. Young Scoggln received his education In that
landmark of early education, the University of Forest Grove. At the age of 18 he began his
business career aa a clerk, but soon branched out into the same business his father had pur
sued stockralslns. He acquired large tracts of land In Eastern 6regon, and reared a great
number of cattle until the severe winter of 1883. when. In common with many other stock
men of the district, his herd was sadly diminished by Inclement weather. Mr. Scoggln
continued In the stock business until a later date, but In the meantime he acquired Inter
ests In Portland, and made his home at 472 Alder street, where he died. He was one of the
incorporators and builders of the Multnomah street-car line, and was also Instrumental in
much suburban development work carried on In and around Portland.
In 1870 Mr. Scoggln was married to Miss Augusta Reser, of Walla "Walla. The wife and
four children survive. Mr. Scoggln served three terms as Councilman from the Fourth
"Ward, one election being on the Independent citizens' ticket, put in the field in 1S92. He was
a member of the Knights of Pythias, the Improved Order of Red Men, and is an Exempt
The funeral services will be held at the residence Friday at 1 P. M.
erful partner, too, without a share In the
profits, as a Government.
The Government booms the stock, keeps
off any competitors, humps things up oc
casionally for the stockholders by intro
ducing a bill in Congress for buildings,
ships and what not and lately a coterie
has the gall to propose that the Govern
ment pay for building other ships than its
own. "Well may farmers say, "Pay us for
The most of the combines of today, cre
ated for the purpose of extortion In price,
could not and would not exist, If It was
not for the part the United States takes
Example of Lead Trust.
Here Is one example, and the game Is
true of several commodities managed by
combines. This quotation Is from the Now
York Commercial. March 6, 1200:
".Lead Was .steady and unchanged at
4.70c per pound spot to March. In St.
Louis the market was firm, with scant
offerings at 4.57"4.62c, according to
brands. Soft Spanish was unchanged at
1C lis 3d In London. Arrivals at this port
were 1000 tons, bullion, from Tamplco; ex
ports from this port, 650 tons to Hamburg.
Imports of lead during the week ending
March 2 were 2S06 tons; exports lor the
week, 1794 tons."
Few see these quotations. "Very few un
derstand them. The great mass do not
know anything about them whatever. . Fig
ure out the pounds, shillings and pence,
the London quotation, for a long ton of
2240 pounds, and It makcfl the price of
lead in London $3 per iOO pounds, as
against f4 70 In New York SI 10 more In
New York than London, or a difference of
$22 per ton of 2000 pounds.
Yet, some Is exported and must go at
the price In London. Please note, some
Is imported, also; this Is brought here and
re-exported without payment of any duty.
The kernel of It all is that about 20
men are managing the matter of price
of all the lead consumed In the United
Statco, and have been doing so for some
time, with the nld of the Government. Not
a pound Is Eold without the concurrence
of these men, and It Is held as firmly
and nicely as could be. It Is managed
with consummate skill.
Most likely tnany will say, at first
thought, "It Is nothing to me If there
is a duty on lead." Such people do not
know how this material enters Into the
cost of so many things. Thousands of
men are working with this material, which
costs 30 per cent more than It should
30 per cent artificial value. "We pay this
artificial price, but the Government does
not get it. (It amounts to about 53,000,000
a year extorted from the American peo
ple.) It enters Into the cost of every house
built, and a thousand and one things
which- people do not know that lead had
anything to do with.
This lead combine has ar'sen and Is a
result of the 'tariff on lead. It could not
exist without this tariff. It Is the very
perfection of a trust or combine brought
Into existence by the Government's action.
Truly it may be said the commercial
element Is predominating in affairs of
government in an unwonted degree.
Evidently there is some reward for tho
"fat-frylng" process In tne past and a
I keen eye on the future.
Under the tariff law one can Import
lead, make It Into pipe, re-export it and
1 get the duty remitted. But one who
makes It Into forms not capable of being
identified, although for export, cannot
get the duty remitted. Thus one citizen
can have, while another cannot have, free
trade In the same article.
This drawback clause was framed In
recognition of the fact that foreign com
merce can only be carried on successfully
I with freedom of trade.
If the actual effects of protective tariff
legislation were known. It would be swept
out of existence quickly, and our Con
gress would be confined to Its true Con
stitutional functions. Its hands would,
then be kept off from all" attempts at
fixing values of commodities.
GEORGE A. MACBETH.
Pittsburg. Pa.. March 15, 1900.
BUSY WITH POLITICS.
Yet the Street Committee Has Much
Blgr "Work Ahead.
Councilmen continue to visit the City
Hall dally, but the principal business done
is talking politics and telling stories. They
are looking for a picnic when the matter
of opening Seventh street through to
North Seventh comes up. Some of them
have had to do with this proposition be-
fore, for it has been taken up half, a dozen
times or more. Viewers have estimated
the benefits and damages connected with
the opening of the street three times with
out accomplishing anything, the last lot
fixing the benefits and damages at S13.C00.
There Is a general Impression that the"
scheme will go through this time.
No one has much to say about the rail
road franchise on Front street, but it Is
said that there will be a large attendance
of the friends of the scheme, and also of
those who oppose It, at the meeting of the
street committee Saturday. The team
sters. It Is said, will present a remon
strance against the franchise being grant
ed, but South Portland will endeavor to
overcome this. '
The question of the Fifth-street fran
chise asked for by the Portland Traction
Company remains In statu auo. The
street committee was asked to let It lay
over for two weeks, and they do not know
when they will be requested to make a
report on It. It Is possible the two rail
way companies who have conflicting Inter
ests In this matter may come to an ami
cable understanding in regard to It.
(Air "Yankee Doodle.")
One Antl Bryan had a mind
To make a trip out "West, sir.
To tell about the antl kind
Of things that he loved best, sir.
He went out to avenge the Maine,
And there he caught a cold, sir;
And there he found his antl name.
He was so antl bold, sir.
"When he resigned and came back home
This "ad" he did Insert, air:
"You Colonels do as I have done,
You privates should desert, sir;
I am your leader Democrat,
And Populist the same, sir;
"When you find out where I am 'at,'
Right there you must remain, sir.
"I'm antl everything, you know.
Whatever that may be, Ir;
"Whate'er the Government does, thf
Right, antl you'll find me, sir.
I'm antl on the Philippines,
You'd better cot come "West, sir.
For any schoolboy In his teens
Can tell you all the rest, sir."
Now your Nebraska Platform. Bill
Has badly left you out, sir;
Your anti-nonsense there will kill
You dead without a doubt, sir.
You're Just a little too antl.
You're living In the past, eir;
"We voted for you once, good-bye.
That ballot was our last, sir.
Ho! office-hunting Billy Bryan,
You can't see very far, sir;
You quit off right where you resigned.
Back at the Spanish war, sir.
You'd better take another start.
And straighten out your dates, sir;
You'll find the Philippines a part
Of our "United States, sir.
Brownsville. Or. D. F. Newland.
The multiplication of new compounds in
organic chemistry Is something appalling.
In 1SS2 the total number of carbon com
pounds recorded was 16,000, but a newly
revised list by Dr. XL M. Rlchter enu
merates not less than 67,000. And the end
seems yet far. off.
WILL MEer IN PORTLAND
INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMIS
SION HERE APRIL O.
"Will Consider St. Louis Rate Case
Traffic 3Ien Meet No Action
Announcement Is made that the Inter
state Commerce Commission will meet
in Portland April 9, coming here from it3
meeting at San Francisco, April 2. Tho
Portland meeting, like that at San Fran
cisco, will take up what Is 'known as
.the St. Louis rate case. This Is the mat
ter in which Pacific Coast jobbers are
vitally Interested, and in which certain of
the railroad lines are alleged to havo
granted rates discriminating against them
and Jn favor of the jobbers of the Miss
This matter, like every other. Is one in
which there are two sides. As stated by
a local trafllo official, the hearing will
cover a complaint brought by the St.
Louis Jobbers' Association against cer
tain "Western lines, and these, it is under
stood, are the Northern Pacific, Great
Northern, Southern Pacific and Union Pa
cific, alleging a discrimination in freight
rates favoring the Pacific Coast jobbers
to the detriment of the jobbers of tho Mid
dle "West. The matter was first heard at
St. Louis in November last, and taken
under advisement by the Interstate Com
merce Commission. At San Francisco and
in Portland evidence will be taken bear
ing on the point at Issue.
The Pacific Coast jobbers registered ob
jections against what they claimed were
discriminations to their injury by the lines
in question. After that, the St. Louis job
bers filed their complaint, alleging dis
crimination against them. Thl3 produces
TRAFFIC MEN MEET.
Consider New York Resolutions No
Definite Action Taken.
A meeting was held late Tuesday after
noon at the office of Traffic Manager
"ampbell, of the O. R. & N., at which the
ionowing were present: j. w. iilabon,
of Seattle, "Western traffic manager of the
Great Northern; S. G. Fulton, of Port
land, assistant general freight agent of
the Northern Pacific; S. B. Calderhead,
of "Walla "Walla, general freight agent
of the "Washington & Columbia River
Railroad; C. H. Markham. general freight
and passenger agent of the Southern Pa
cific; B. Campbell, traffic manager of the
O. R. & N., and R. B. Miller, assistant
general freight agent of the latter com
pany. "The meeting was called," said
one of those present, "to confer on traffic
matters of common interest to competing
lines operating in common territory.
This conference "was held as the result
of the resolutions recently adopted by the
railroad presidents at New York, govern
ing the maintenance of rates, tho pay
ments of commissions and the issuance
of free transportation. The representa
tives met for the purpose of formulat
ing an agreement in conformity with
that of the presidents at the New York
meeting. No definite results were ob
tained, and the meeting adjourned with
It will be remembered that there was
a meeting of the traffic men of "Western
lines at Chicago February 27-23, touching
upon commission payments, free trans
portation, maintenance of rates, etc., at
which It was determined to uphold tar
iffs, on all Pacific Coast traffic. The meet
ing at New York of the railroad presi
dents was a subsequent gathering, at
which the resolutions, already published
by Tha Oregonian, were adopted. These
made moro binding the action of the
traffic men at Chicago. The meeting at
Traffic Manager Campbell's office was
probably only one of a class of gather
ings to be held at various points to ren
der effective tho agreement made in Now
THE LOS ANGELES HEARING.
Merchants State Their Grievances
Before Interstate Commission.
LOS ANGELES. CaL, March 23. At
the opening session of the Interstate Com
merce Commission today, C. C. Reynolds
testified that in the case of hardware an
annullmcnt of the differentials would com
pel his house to cease purchasing goods in
the Middle "We3t and bring them In from
the Atlantic Coast, by sea. The abolition
of differentials would force the Coast job
bers to combine to secure a line of vessels
and the result of the change would be as
disastrous to the railroads as to the job
bers. Under the present differential, the
Pacific Coast Jobbers are now slowly re
covering what they lost during the rata
war. On being cross-questioned, the wit
ness denied that there was any agree
ment between the Coast Jobbers and the
railroads regarding the shipment of gooda
by rail providing large differentials on
full and broken carlots were granted. He
admitted that tho jobbers had tried to get
the present differentials and were anxious
to maintain them.
A. Haas, of Haas, Barch & Co., whole
sale dealers In tobacco, liquors and groc
eries, testified that annulment of the dif
ferentials would result In forcing h!s house
back to sea shipments and to making all
purchases on the Atlantic Coast, which are
now made In the Middle "West.
Two petitions to the Interstate Com
merce Commission were filed today. Both
allege an Illegal combination between the
Southern California, Southern Pacific and
Santa Fo Railway Companies. The com
plainants are the Consolidated Forwarding
Company and the Southern California
Fruit Exchange. The three railroads are
alleged to be In combination In routing
and handling refrigerator cars, carrying
California fruits to Eastern points. The
railroads have claimed the right arbi
trarily to route all freight shipments.
The petitions will be heard by the Com
A Bipr Railroad Deal.
NEW YORK, March 28. The Herald
"J. P. Morgan will sail for Europe on
tho "White Star liner Teutonic today. He
Is to meet "William K. Vanderbilt in Lon
don to arrange. It Is said, a big railroad
deal for which "Wall street has been
waiting and hoping for two years. Im
portant European financial interests are
also to be seen regarding the same mat
ter. It directly concerns the New York
Central and its allied lines, but no Inti
mation of the real nature of the matter
can be obtained. It Is known that tho
Morgan and Vanderbilt roads aro now
"Washington Railroad Extension.
NETW "WHATCOM. "Wash., March 23.
"Work on the extension of the Belllngham
Bay & British Columbia Railroad will
soon begin. The branch starts at Sumas,
24 miles from here on the international
boundary, and runs eastward on tho
American side 24 miles, to Boulder Creek,
where the Cornell coal mines are situated.
These mines have been purchased by P.
B. Cornwall, Alvlnzc Hayward and D.
O. Mills, the owners of the railroad.
Westbound Rate Question, Settled.
NEW YORK, March 28. A meeting of
the traffic officials of the railroads west of
Chicago and St. Louis, and of the trunk
lines, was held this afternoon at the office
of Commissioner Goddard, of the Trunk
Line Association. The question of the di
vision of through rates from the East
to the far "West, which has been agitated
for some time, was satisfactorily arranged.
The schedule of rates will not be ready
for some time.
George Danz, of Seattle, chief clerk in
the office there of the "Western traffic
manager of the ureat Northern, was
among yesterday's transients.
A. D. Charlton, assistant general pas-
STRENGTHENS THE KIDNEYS,
Dreaded Brlght's Disease.
' V I
senger agent of the Northern Pacific, loft
for Tacoma Tuesday night. Ho Is ex
pected home today.
Settlers for Manltobr.
"WINNIPEG, March 2S. There are to
night 26 immigrant trains en route on the
Canadian Pacific to this point, loaded with
settlers and their effects.
DATE OF REUNION FIXED.
Annnal Encampment "Will Include
Four Days In August.
The first annual business meeting of tha
Multnomah County. ex-Soldiers' and Sail
ers' Association and the "Woman's Auxil
iary took place last night at Foss' Hall,
corner Grand and Hawthorne avenues.
There was a large attendance of both the
association and auxiliary, and the great
est enthusiasm prevailed. The meeting
was called to consider the time, place and
programme for holding the annual reunion
of 1000. the last one having been held at
Hawthorne Springs, In August, 1S39. John
E. Mayo, president of the association,
said that it would be well to consider
the vocation of the farmers, and endeavor
to hold the reunion at a time that will
accomodate the most, and that If the re
union be continued over Sunday that day
should be observed In a way that would
meetwith the approval of the Christian
people. He submitted these questions to
the consideration of the association and
auxiliary. His suggestions were unani
mously approved. Major Bell made an
excellent address, in which he strongly
commended the stand taken by President
Mayo that Sunday should be strictly ob
served. Rev. C. E. Cline moved that the reunion
be opened Tuesday, June 26, and continued
till Sunday night. This brought out much
discussion pro and con, and Oregon weath
er was discussed. Finally this motion was
amended to read that the Teunion of 1900
shall be held from August 22 to 2$, inclu
sive, which would begin "Wednesday and
close the following Monday. After further
discussion this motion was carried. The
president was empowered to appoint a
management committee of 10 to make all
the arrangements. This committee will
appoint all subcommittees, select grounds,
arrange tho programmes, etc. The presi
dent and secretary, on motion, were made
members of this committee. President
Mayo said that It would be at least a
week before he would be able to announce
the personnel of this committee, as it was
necessary to get men who will serve and
Mrs. Flora Brown, president of the aux
iliary, stated that that organization would
also appoint committees and co-operate
with the association, now that the time for
the reunion has been fixed.
After the adjournment the long tables in
the hall were surrounded, and the auxil
iary served refreshments to both organiza
tions. The remainder of the evening was
taken up In a social reunion and In dis
cussing plans for the encampment of 19C0.
The association, as the name Implies, In
cludes ex-soldiers of all the wars, includ
ing the Mexican and tne Indian wars of
the Northwest, and the programmes will
be framed with reference to this fact.
Patton Home Reception.
Tho annual reception to the public at
the Patton Home, Michigan avenue, Al
blna, took place yesterday afternoon, from
2 till 6 o'clock, and tho attendance was
larger than on any former occasion. In
cluding women from all portions of tne
city. From 2 till 6 the guests were coming
and going, and while no record was kept
It Is estimated that fully 350 visited the
Home during the afternoon, and all ex
pressed deep Interest in the welfare of the
Institution and concern In the comfort
of the old gentlewomen who make their
homes there. The guests were received by
Mrs. P. Knox, Mrs. "W. O. Forbes, Mr.
Adolph Dekum, Mrs. "W. S. Cutler and
Mrs. Hester A. Cook, the latter being tho
matron of the Home. Mrs. Dekum Is the
president of the Patton Home Associa
tion, and largely under her direction the
reception was made successful in all re
spects, but the entire committee was
untiring in attention to an. -xea was
served In the dining-room, and was under
the charge of Mrs. C. H. Hamlin ana
Mrs. L. M- Davis, who rendered this part
of the reception very pleasant. Under the
dlrectron of Mrs. J. P. Cline the Homo
had been tastefully decorated for the oc
casion. The cheerful, smiling and happy
Inmates of the Home also assisted at the
reception, and all those who called evi
dently went away firm friends of this
worthy Institution. Recently the. building
had been renovated and new carpets put
down on the lower floor, and the rooms
are all attractive and comfortable. Those
who aro familiar with the struggles of
the devoted women who have built up
this Institution are unstinted In their
praise of the results wh'ch have crowned
At the Home there are now 11 Inmates,
and In a few days another will be ad
mitted. All are comfortable and happy,
and those who have been there are at
tached to the place, for the matron makes
It a home In every respect. From the wall3
of the parlor the benevolent face of "Fath
er" Patton, who gave the block of ground
on which the building stands, seemed to
have a look of approval yesterday.
The guests were shown the room that
has just been furnished by the Flower Ml?
slon, of Portland. It was formerly a small
apartment, but it was enlarged into an
ample bedroom. The furniture Is neat and
comfortable, and Pres'dent Dekum deslrrs
to express the appreciation af the asso
ciation for the fine gift from the mission.
children growing nicely ?
Stronger each month? A
trifle heavier ? Or is one of
them growing the other
way ? Growing weaker,
growing thinner, growing
paler ? If so, you should try
It's both food and medicine.
It corrects disease. It makes
delicate children grow in
the right way taller,
stronger, heavier, healthier.
.ocandjr.oo. all droggut-.
SCOTT, BOWNE, CheaUu, New York.
DAILY 3IETEOROLOGICAL REPORT.
PORTLAND. March 2& 8 P. M. Maximum
temperature, 52; minimum temperature, SO;
river readln? at 11 A. M., &! feet; change la
the last 24 houre, 0.4 foot: total precipitation,
8 P. M. to S P. M.. trace; total precipitation
from Sept. 1, 1S0O, 30.45 Inches? normal pre
cipitation from Sept. 1. 1SCO. 3T.T3 inches; defl
clency, 7.28 Inches; total eunshlne March 2d,
2:28: possible sunshine March 20, 12:32.
FroiA was general In the morning1 over Wash
ington, Eastern Oregon and Idaho. Rain Is
now falling west of the Cascades la Oregon
and alons the coast In "Washington, as a result
of diminished atmospherlo pressure over the
Pacific Northwest, with southerly winds. The
low area appears now to be central oyer Brit
ish Columbia, and fs expected to move east
ward, extending the rain area Into Eastern
Oregon. Washington and Northern Idaho. Tha
temjeraturo has risen In tha last 12 hours over
Eastern Oregon. "Washington and Idano.
Forecasts made at Portland for the 23 hours
ending at midnight Thursday. March 20:
Western Oregon and Western Washington
Ught rain; south to west winds.
Eastern Oregon, Eastern Washington and
Northern Idaho Occasional light rain; south
Southern Idaho Fair; winds generally south
erly. Portland and vicinity Light rain; south to
G. N. SALISBURY, Section Director.
Two weeks, commencing- Sunday. March 25.
Usual Matinee, Col. W. A. Thompson's
BOSTON LYRIC OPERA CO.
40 SINGERS 40
And the Great Tenor. Slgnor Domenlco Russo.
FIRST WEEK'S REPERTOIRE Sunday and
Monday, "Cavallerla Rushcann." "Said Pasha" ;
Tuesday. "MarUana": Wednesday, "II Trova
tore"; Thursday. "Mascotte"; Friday. "II
Trovatore"; Saturday Matinee and Saturday
PRICES Lower floor. 00c and "5c: balcony,
25c and 50c; gallery. 25c; loge and box seats,
SI. Matinee 25c and 50c to any part of the
AUCTION SALES TODAY.
At Central Auction Roomft cor. Alder and
Park st?. Sale at 10 A. M. Geo. Baker & Co.,
At residence. 430 Jefferson st.. at 10 o'clock
A. M.. by S. L. N. Oilman, auctioneer.
At 321 West Park st., cor. Clay, at 10 A. M.
John Campbell Currle, auctioneer.
At 321 West Park st.. at 10 o'clock A. M.. by
J. C. Curric, auctioneer.
A meeting of the depositors of the Portland
Savings Bank will be held at tho Caledonia
Hall. Second and Yamhill ets.. March 31. at 7
P. M.. to petition the courts cf Oregon and
Washington to close out the assets of the bank
and pay depositors pro rata. None others al
lowed. C. M. PATTERSON, Depositor.
OREGON COMMANDERY. NO. 1,
K. T. Special conclave this evening.
Work, Order of the Temple.
' A. M. KNAPP. Com.
RAY At Belvldere, 111.. March 27. 1000. Miles
Shprbrook Ray, aged 03 years, 3 months and
17 days: father of T. L. Ray. Mrs. B. B. Ar
buckle and Miss Louisa Ray, of this city.
SCOGGIN In this city. March 28. 1000, Wood
son A. Scoggln, aged CO years and 10 months.
Funeral will take place Friday. March 30,
from family residence, 472 Alder St., at 1:30
EDWARD HOLMAN. Undertaker. 4tl
nnd Yamhill st. Itena Stln.ion, lady
asslHtnnt. Iiotli phones No. 507.
J. P. FINLEY A SON, Undertakers.
Lady AsnlMtant. -75 Third t. Tel. V.
F. S. DUNNING, Undertaker. 414 East
Alder. Lady AMfiixtant. Doth phones.
Floral piecon cat flowers. Clarke
Bros. tiisO Morrison. Both phones.
NOTICE THE OLD HOLLADAY SCHOOL
buildings are offered for sale to the hlghetjt
bidder on the following' conditions.
1. Sealed bids, to be In the office of the
School Clerk on or before 12 o'clock noon'
April 10. 1000.
2. The build In R3 must be removed from the
grounds within 15 days from the date of sale.
3. A certified check for 25 per cent of tha
amount offered must accompany each bid.
4. The board r2rve3 the right to reject any
and all bids. R. K. WARREN, Chairman.
By H. S. ALLEN. Clerk.
Pacific Coast Company. Telephone. 220. 240
On improved city and farm property, at lowen
current rates. Building loans. Installmsnt
loan-. Macmaster Birrell. 211 Worcester blk.
Mortgage Loans -
On Improved city property, at lowest rates.
Title Guarantee & Trust Co., 7 Chamber of
Highest market price paid for municipal and
school bonds. Lowest rates on mortgage loons.
Will take charge of esxates as agent or trustee
on reasonable terms.
W. H. FEAR. 410 Chamber cf Commerce.
PARR1SH & WATKINS
REAL ESTATE, LOAN AND
Have Moved to
250 ALDER STREET
HOMES ON THE INSTALLMENT PUN
The undersigned is prepared to build resi
dences In Irvlngton, the most popular suburb
of Portland, and eell them, at actual cost, with
8 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. FRESCOTT,
212-213 Chamber of Commerce.
BY J. C. CURRIE
My sale today at 321 WEST PARK STREET,
corner of Clay, Is. positive and unreserved. It
you are leaving1 the city and contemplate hav
ing a sale at your house, you will do mo a.
great favor and make big money for yourself
by attending- this Bale.
JOHN CAMPBELL CCRRID, Auctioneer.
Oregon phone North 211.