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THE MORNiyq OREQONIAK, MONDAY. 'APRIL' 16, 1900.
CITY NEWS IN BRIEF
3CARQUAV aRAND-Wllllc Collie la "Mr.
CORDRAY'S THEATER (Wiublneton Street) -"SuManea
Asserted Their IUoht. Two hand
some cock pheasants were brought in by
a farmer a few days ago. He said they
were perfectly tame, having been raised
by his wife from eggs placed under a
aen. They were purchased by a game
dealer and placed In a coop or cage with
half a dozen saucy bluejajs. They were
Q little shy In their strange quarters, and
the impudent Jay birds Imposed upon
them, hurling all the opprobrious epithets
In the Jaybird language at them, and by
their scolding and erecting their topknots
In a fierce manner succeeded in drawing
the pheasants to the farthest corner of
the cage. Then the saucy Jays would
hop up on their perch and congratulate
one another, and do some screeching.
Soon the pheasants began to feel at home
and to conceive contempt for the squaklng
Jaybirds, and proceeded to knock them
right and left when they got In the way,
and walk over them, and now the Jaybirds
Clng low and spend most of their time
on their perch, while the handsome
pheasants strut around as If they owned
the place. There Is a constant demand for
ring-neck pheasants, to be sent to vari
ous places all over the Union for breed
ing purposes, and anyone who has any
llvo pheasants can find a ready markot for
them in this city.
Odor Cijnos To the Purchase. At
the last meeting of the Committee on
Health and Police, among the papers in
tho committee's box was found a proposi
tion to sell the city a site for a crema
tory, which has been lying there ever
atnee the project of building a garbage
crematory was under consideration by the
Council. It was suggested to the com
mittee that as there was a chance to make
something on the purchase of a crematory
Bite, and as their terms of office would
expire before long. It might be well for
them to purchase a site for a crematory
for the benefit of future generations. The
committee did not seem Inclined to engage
In the buslncsaof buying crematory sites.
-ine conversation turned on the present
crematory, and what a success it has
proved and how despite the predictions
of fi. Pennoyer there has been no com
plaint in regard to any obnoxious odors
from it, nor has vegetation in the vicin
ity been destroyed by deleterious emana
tions from it. The odor arising from the
purchase of the site still clings to the
men who conducted the transaction.
Gjlvb Up Their Clubrooms. The Mul
torpor Club, a social and political or
ganization, which has occupied rooms nt
the corner of Alder and Fifth streets for
the past six or seven years, the head
quarters of a class of Republican politi
cians. Is about to disband. The room
have been-leased to W. M. Ayers, who
has an establishment adjoining them on
nfth street, and the members will go
Into the Commercial Club, with which a
number of them have for some time been
associated. The membership of the Mul
torpor Club has been about 100, and a
room will probably be rented where their
extensive archives, library, works of art.
etc, can be stored, and where they can
hold meetings when they have to meet
ns a political body. The rooms will be
vacated between now and the end of the
month, but will continue to be used as
clubrooms by another class of person!".
It is reported that a variety theater, af
ter the Eastern style, with annexes after
the Western style, is to be built on the
New Train to Albany. The "Albany
6pecial." the now train put on by the
Southern Pacific Company, between Port
land and that city, will make Its Initial
trip this afternoon, leaving Portland at 4
o'clock, and arriving in Albany three
aours later. -me tram will leave Albany
at 7 A. M. and arrive here at 10:10, The
"special" will carry the mall, but will
drop it off only at Oregon City, Wood
burn, Mount Angel. Silverton. Salem and
Albany. In order to make better con
nections at Portland and other points,
the time of tho Oregon evening express
wllr be changed, and It will arrive at 7:43
A. IL. Instead of 9:15 A. IL. as it formerly
did. The time of departure will be 8:30
P. M. Instead of 7. The California day
light express will continue to leavo as at
present, at 8:30 A. IL, but will arrive
at 8:30 P. 1L, Instead of 7 o'clock.
To Dedicate New Schoolhouse. Prep
arations are being made for dedicating
the new Holladay school building as soon
as practicable. A programme Is being pre
pared, consisting of the usual addresses
by members of the board, teachers and
others, and recitations by the pupils,
music, etc Ex-Director Strowbrldge, who
had a hand in providing for the construc
tion of this fine building, is anxious to
take part in the dedication. Most of the
rooms are occupied, and as soon as the
oil on the floors of the other rooms is
dry and a few details of the finishing
have been completed, the dedication will
take place, and It Is the intention of those
Interested to have it celebrated on a scale
In accordance with the Importance of the
North Pacific Board op Missions.
Tho twelfth annual meeting of the North
i-acinc Hoard or Missions is to be held
Wednesday and Thursday of this week In
the First Presbyterian Church. Tuesday
'evening a reception will be held for dele
gates and visitors, and Wednesday even
ing a meeting for tho youns: oeonla at
which there will be-wpevxralnihort ad
dresses. Lunch will be served at the
church both days, and ample provision
will be made for all. Several delegates
from other places are expected, and Miss
Helen Clark, who works among the Neah
Bay Indians, will be present and wia
epeak of her -work.
Bodt Focnd in the River. The body
of a Chinese laborer was recovered from
the river near Morrison-street bridge at
6:45 last evening. It was taken to the
morgue for examination, but no marks
of violence were found upon It A cheap
watch and several trinkets were still in
rthe pockets of his blouse, and it Is sup
posed he had been accidentally drowned
sometime last month. An Inquest will bt
held this afternoon.
Old Ladies' Home Tea. There will be
a musical programme as an additional
feature of the Old Ladles' Home tea, at
the Hobart-Curtls this afternoon, from
2 to 5. Mrs. David Robertson. Mrs. J.
Frank Watson. Mrs. Allan Wright and
Mrs. C. E. S. Wood will serve the guests.
At MIss Von Bolton's request, it Is stated
that the announcement of her being in
charge of the tea was entirely unauthor
ized. Cm on Exhibition, The cup to be
given for the best exhibit at the dog
show will be on exhibition in a down-town
window today. A silver medal will also
be awarded for the best decorated ken
nel. Exhibitors are requested to be on
hand, early Wednesday morning with
their dogs. The number of entries thus
far Is 240. which Is higher than any other
dojr show in the Northwest has attained.
Charitt Bail. There Is every indica
tion that the Charity Ball to be given at
the Armory Tuesday of next week will
be very largely attended, as the sale o(
tickets at Woodard, Clarke & Cos Is
unusual at so early a date. It la safe to
say that many hundreds of people will
take this opportunity of adding their
quota to the Building Fund of the Oood
Desirable Lots to Be Sold. On Wed
nesday, the 18th Inst., at the County
Courthouse, will be sold lots 1 and 1
block 225, Holladay's Addition, at admin
istrator's sale. This is very desirable
property, and purchasers should take no
tice. The Old Ladies' Home, of Portland,
will hold its annual tea at the Hobart
Curtls this afternoon from 2 until 5
o'clock. The publlo is cordially Invited.
Lost A red Irish setter about 8 months
old. Leather collar on. Return to 115
West Park and receive reward,
Dig Increass In Sheep. A prominent
sheepman, who was a delegate to one of
the political conventions In session here
last week, says every yrospect Is favor
able for a prosperous season for the sheep
men this year. One largo band on his
range bad "lambed out" and he had su
perintended the marking of the lambs,
that Is, cutting their ears and amputating
their tails which is done when they are
from 10 days to three weeks old before ho
left home. He found that the Increase of
this hand amounted to 105 per cent, and
he says the increase, which Is usually
from 80 to SO per cent, will average over
100 per cent on all the ranges. The fine
weather during the lambing season has
materially reduced the percentage of loss
of the young lambs.
Lost A red Irish setter about 8 months
old. Leather collar on. Return to 115
West Park and receive reward.
T-ke Regular Meetino of the W. C. T.
Uv will be held at headquarters. Noon
Rest, beginning at 2:30 P. M.
NEED A LINE OF STEAMERS
Coos County Wants to Get Into Port
"The lack of regular communlcat'on be
tween Coos Bay and Portland Is strang
ling the frultrais'.ng Industry of our coun
ty." sa'd J. H. Matheny. a Coqullle fruit
grower, yesterday. Mr, Matheny has been
In the city several days, on political busi
ness, and he has made good use of h!a
time In talking up the mutual advantage
to be gained by a regular line of steam
ers from Portland to points on the South
ern Oregon Coast. "We have only the
steamer Del Norte at present," be contin
ued, "and she Just touches at Coos Bay
on her passage between Portland and San
Francisco. We are tired of sending our
fruit to the latter city, as the commission
agents there quite often bring us out in
debt, even when the quotations show that
good prices prevail there for Oregon ap
ples. I shipped 500 boxes of splendid Bald
wins and Yellow Newtown Pippins to San
Francisco last Fall, and all they brought
me was 25 cents a box. It I could have
sent this shipment to Portland. I would
have received 1115 a box for them, as
Portland fruit dealers could have shipped
tntm 10 Montana, rucet Sound or Alaska
whero good apples were scarce and high."
Mr. Matheny thinks Coos County is the
natural home of the apple, as codlln moth
or woolly aphis find the fresh ocean breeze
too severe on their lungs, and the Insects
are thus very slow in obtaining a foot
hold In Coqullle orchards. With ordinary
care, and occasional spraying, he says,
the fruit ptali may be kept out of the
trees down there altogether.
"Yet what good will It do. If we can't
get anything for our fruit?" he said.
"It does not pay us to ship to San Fran
cisco, though a regular line of steamers
runs there from Coos Bay, and we can't
reach Portland markets because we never
know when we can ship cur stuff here.
Our only hope at present Is that Sprcckels
may complete his road to Roseburg in
the near future, and thus enable us to
ship to Portland by rail. We see no In
dication of this connection being made
Mr. Matheny does not accuse the San
Francisco commission men with dishon
esty In their returns from sales of his
apples.. He merely considers the discrep
ancy between the 25 cents a box he re
ceived and the $1 50 a box newspaper
quotations, simple coincidences. He Is
out of luck In his shipments, he thinks,
that is all.
In butter, the people of Coos County
obtain more satisfaction, as, by careful
packing at creamery or dairy, the com
mltglon men are headed off from such
reports as "bad condition," "Illy assort
ed," etc, and no such margin can exist
between butter sales and market quota
tions. He longs for the day, however,
when he can cut loose entirely from San
Francisco and transact his business with
Portland. Coos County termers, dairy
men and merchants, he says, are unani
mously of the same mind.
WELCOMED A FAVORITE.
Bltr Crovrd Pleased With "Sniranee
niver" at Cordruj-'a.
The old-time favorite, evidently more
popular than ever. "On the Suwanee Riv
er," drew one of the largest houses of the
season at Cordray's last night. Somehow
these old Southern dramas, with their
quaint, soft, melodious dialect, plantation
songs, and glimpses of the Southern life
during slavery days, have a charm and
attraction that are ever strong. The story
of the "Suwanee River." with the touch
ing trials of the blind heroine, is too well
known to be repeated. The company pre
senting the show is a capable one, and
deserves the hearty recalls It received.
The fun of the show is In good hands.
Stella Mayhew, as Aunt Linda, the old
colored mammy, ,1s the wholo show In
the comedy part. Her coon walk was kill
ing, and her up-to-date coon songs will
make May Irwin hustle to retain her
place. Her "chicken" eong In the last act
won recall after recall, and It certainly
was worth repeating. Tho colored quar
tet was tuneful, and sang many pleasing
Lew Warner did a strong piece of char
acter acting as Caleb Croc, the miser.
Allen H Sallev fln -TnvS Tnm.M .....a
Fred Truesdale, as Frank Clayton,' had
pans wen suited, to their good qualities
and Incidentally to his otherwise good
work Truesdaln hInri nut tKa .A.,i-
ment by a couple of ballads oung in a
Bnrci, phasing tenor voice. Dora Clay
ton, tho blind orphan, was portrayed by
the sweet and winsome Willow Francis.
The magnificent personality of Fanny
Darry Sprague, as Mrs. Judith, was a
striking feature of the play. The remain
der of the cast rounded out a clever East
er night entertainment. "On tho Suwanee
River" will run all week, including Sat
THE PASSION PLAY.
To Be Presented Tuesday and Wed.
nesday Mshts nt V. M. a A. Hall.
The Tacoma Ledger speaks in the fol
lowing terms of this wonderful presenta
tion: "The Savior's life, from the very mo
ment the shepherds first saw the star of
Bethlehem and heard the Joyful tidings
of the birth of Christ, until the sublime
finale when the Redeemer slowly ascend
ed to heaven, was shown by a series of
photographic tableaux. The scenes of
Christ's triumphal entry Into Jerusalem,
the raising of Lazarus from the dead
the last supper, the trial and condemna
tion, the awful Journey to Calvary, and
finally, the crucifixion of the Messiah,
were all given on the canvas. The ex
pressions on the faces of the actors in
the great drama could be distinctly seen,
and evervthlnsr In th nlntur tk. .
tumes, scenery, etc, were strictly accu-
" xub uriKinaior 01 me arama, from
which these views were taken, had twice
hopn ilm1f An nrtnr In (Iia nlnv . i4.
by the Bavarian peasants, and after com-
1115 10 mm country spent uo,iui in secur-
paraphernalia for the production.
xne views were made mere interesting
by the lecture which was given at Inter
vals during the play."
INCREDIBLE BUT TRUE.
What? The 70-hour dally solid veitibuled
train service from Portland to Chicago via
the Union Pacific Railroad. Only four days
to Now Tori. Philadelphia. Boston and
other Eastern points. First train leaves
Portland 9:15 Sunday morning. April 22.
For full Information, call at City Ticket
Office, No. 133 Third street,. Portland, Or.
EILERS PIANO HOUSE.
For fine p'anoi and organs, see Ellens
Piano House, 107 Flm street.
FINE BUILDING WEATHER
contractors rushixq ALL OUT
Good Progress Hade on Residences
and Business Blocks Bait
Carpenters and brickmasons did much
work in Portland last week, and struc
tures of all klcds made long strides toward
completion. A. large number of new ex
cavations were begun, also as the fair
weather was favorable to pick and shovel
work, and the hauling of soil through the
streets was not attended with the un
pleasantness peculiar to wet weather.
There was good demand for teamsters
and teams In consequence, and the season
bids fair to continue busy for them all
Summer and Fall.
Quite a number of residences which
were begun last Winter have been com
pleted within the past two weeks, and
these have been occupied Just as soon
as the contractors have handed the keys
over to the owners. This shows that
houses are not being built In Portland
with a view to future needs. The new
buildings are all In demand now.
Excellent progress was made on tho
various new business houses under con
struction, except that of the Good Samar
itan hospital, the building of which drags
along rather slowly, considering the south
and central divisions are to be finished In
August. Some work was done on the
basement last week, and many of the
window frames were set In position.
Scarcity of good brjck appears to be the
main reason for the tardiness of the
builders in this instance. The basement
walls already erected are of unusual
strength and thickness, showing that this
three-story-and-basement structure is go
ing to be one of the substantial edifices
of the city.
The Multnomah Club building and ball
court annex have reached that stage when
the carpenters may pay their whole at
tention to the interiors. Quite a number
of club members visited the now build
ings yesterday and their remarks showed
they were well pleased with the site and
the architecture. The commanding view,
the spacious rooms and courts to be de
voted to the amusement and comforts ot
the members and their friends were being
constantly commented upon with favor.
A feature of the ball court will be a
wooden floor, and will prove an agree
able change from the stone floor ot the
present court, which Is pronounced hard
and unyielding for the players' feet.
The Corbett six-story brick at Fifth
and Stark streets is climbing steadily
toward the second story and Indications
are that the edifice will be ready for Its
occupants early In the Summer. There
has been no delay from lack of material,
as the builders had provided for that part
or the supplies before the work was be
gun. The Brooke building, at Washington and
Park, Is nearly finished. The stone in
teriors and fronts will not take many
weeks to complete, when the building
debris can be moved away and pedestrians
will again be enabled to use that side of
the very busy thoroughfare
A good deal of Improvement Is notice
able In the vicinity of Harrison school.
In the southern portion of the West
Side. This Is one of the prettiest resi
dence portions of a city noted for Its
lovely surroundings, and It possesses the
advantage ot being "close In" to the
business enter. Philippe Chaperon Is hav
ing several cottages moved from a quar
ter block at Fifth and Grant streots. in
order to make room for two two-story
dwellings of mora modern pretensions,
J. W. Cook is building a block of four
five-room modern flats on Fourth street,
between Mill and Montgomery, and a
large addition is being built to the
Blanchard Institute, on Fifth street, south
of Mill. There is also considerable wqrk
going on In the way of alterations and
additions in tho vicinity, which has be
come noted for the scarcity of empty
houses, during the past two years.
Plans are being prepared tor a brick
building ot three or perhaps four storios.
which J. D. Coleman proposes to erect
on his lot on Stark street. This lot is on
the north side of Stark, between Fifth
and Sixth, about In the middle of the
block and opposite the west end of the.
fine brick block being erected by IL W.
Corbett for Neustadter Bros. Stark
street Is coming to the front as a busi
ness street, and when the proposed brick
pavement from Third to Seventh street
is completed there will be more buildings
CAST SIDE IMPROVEMENTS.
Laying; Foundation for Corshopa
Raisins Frame for llalldlnsra.
After much delay, construction of the
concrete foundation of the Southern Pa
cific carshops has beeu commenced and
Is being pushed with all possible energy.
During the past week deep trenches were
dug down to gravel, an average depth ot
about five feet, for the walls of the build
ing. These trenches were kept nearly free
from the flow of water that came In from
many points by a steam, pump that has
been kept in constant operation. From tha
surface down to the gravel the ground
Is etlll saturated with water, but with
this steam pump working the foundation
trenches will be kept clear for the build
ing of the concrete foundation, which will
extend from the lower level above the
surroundings, when the brick walls will
be started. Seven carloads of concrete,
gravel and sand have been taken In the
carshops tract over tho new switch, have
been unloaded on a platform put up for
that purpose, and the mixing of the ma
terial and the tamping of the foundation
go on together. The dampness In the
trenches does not interfere with the work
on the foundation, but, on the contrary,
helps tho mixture to settle, although it
makes the work disagreeable. It will take
a large quantity of material for the found
ation alone. Some of the corrugated iron
for the roof has been received and stored
away. Also cast Iron pipes for the smoke
stacks have been received. Contractor
Bridges Is pleased to be able to com
mence work on the foundation.
On the cannery building, on East Yam
hill street, the frame for the first stury
of the main building Is up, and the sec
ond will follow next week. Very heavy
timbers are being used for foundations
and superstructure, those in the frame
being 12x12 and SxS. Some progress was
made toward filling up East Yamhill
street on tha south side of the new
building, so that tho old building qn Bel
mont street may be moved to the rear'
of tho ground. Tie capacity of the new
plant will be about five tlmea that of the
old one, of which the new one is the out
growth. In the new quarters, there will
be ample space for storing canned goods.
Most of tho machinery will be In the base
ment, out of the way.
The old building on Grand avenue for
merly occupied by tho Troy laundry will
be transformed Into a cannery this
Spring. A company has been formed for
Good progress has been made on the
warehouse of the Standard OH Company,
on East First and Main streets. The base
ment ot the building has been filled up
with dirt and gravel from the hank on
East Third street and Hawthorne avenue.
There wilt never be danger of a fire trap
being formed In the basement, as In the
former building. On the north side of
East Main street, and Just across from
the present plant, the stone foundation
of an annex Is being laid. This annex
will Increase the storing capacity of the
The foundation for the annex to the J.
I. Case warehouse, on Eaet Clay and East
Second stree's, has been completed, and
a start mado on the frame. Unfavorable
weather has delayed construction.
The contractors for the Doernbecher fac
tory plant are pushing construction on the
main buildings, and lumber will continue
to come In until the factory site Is pretty
well covered with material. A few weeks
01 favorable weather, eo that there may
be continuous work, will maxe a great
difference In the progress on the build
ings under war and the others to be
started. The site; hollowed out on the
north side ot Sullivan's gulch on the O.
R. & N. Railway, will be pretty well
filled up with buildings and railway
switches when the plant to ready for op
eration. The entire neighborhood Is look
ing forward with much Interest to a boom
Repairing; and Remodeling;.
A large number of cottages on the East
Side are undergoing general repairs. The
dwelling of T. M. Hurlburt. on East Sixth
and Belmont streets, has been completed.
Mr. Hurlburt had his dwelling completely
rebuilt, eo that ho now has a new house.
These Improvements cost about J1OJ0. C
A. GrUitoId Is making repairs to his
dwelling, on East Fifteenth street, at a
cost of J250. S. G. Richardson, on East
Eighth and Eaet Caruthers streets, has
had an annex, costing $300. erected to the
rear of his house. R. W. Parker has
Just had repairs costing S100 made to his
home on East Oak street.
The foundations for three two-story
cottages on the corner of East Everett
and Eighth streets, costing J1600 each,
are under construction. The foundations
are of concrete. Otto Nelson Is the pro
prietor. Oscar Miller has had plana prepared tor
a cottage on East Ankeny, between East
Sixteenth and East Seventeenth streets.
Conductor D. L. Houston has his dwell
ing, on East Twelfth and East Davis
Bin-cm, UU3UHS tjuuu, weu aiong. Ad
joining Is the X dwelling of A. W, Tay.
J. D. Sullivan has a two-story building
under construction on the corner of East
Twenty-first and Powell etreetn, at a
cost ot about J1300. Tho lower story will
be for store purposes, while on the second
floor there will be a hall of considerable
J. F. Hawkes has his threetory dwell
ing, on East Burnside and East Sixth
street, well along. It will cost about
$3000. It is on a different Una from the
other houses under construction on tho
East Side. It is a double house, with a
C. G. Hacker has purchased the north
west corner of East Oak-and East Seventh
streets, occupied by a small cottage, a
landmark on the East Side. He proposes
to erect a two-story double house, of a
total of 12 rooms, on this corner, at a cost
of J3000. The cottage that stood on that
corner has already been moved back to
make room tor the double house.
B. E. Flek. mailcarrler nt Sunnyslde.
will make some extensive Improvements
on his property at Sunnyslde. His dwell
ing on the corner of East Morrison and
East Thirty-third streets will bo moved
to the corner of Belmont and East Thirty
third streets, where he recently pur
chased a quarter block. Work on the
foundation is under way. He will spend
about 11000 in Improvements on this corner.
Excavation wl'l btgln today for the
stone basement of the modern residence to
be built for H. Alger, on Oregon street,
between East Sixth and East Seventh.
This bul'dlng wl 1 be an ornament to that
portion of the East Side. It wl 1 cons'at
of two stories, basement and attic, and
its Interior will be finished In Imported
hard woods. Its basement walls alone
will cost over X100O.
WILL MEET IN ONE HALL.
Knights ot Pythias Unite to Lease
The Knights of Pythias In Portland will
soon have a common meeting hall, to be
known as the Pythian Temple. No new
building will be erected, as was contem
plated by the order for quite a time. That
work will be deferred to a future time,
when the Knights throughout tha state
are disposed to Join In an enterprise of
this kind. The third floor ot Marx &
Jorgensen's building, the Auditorium, on
Third street, between Taylor and Sal
mon streets, is tho place that has been
selected. A lease ot that floor has been
given a hall association, consisting of one
trustee from each of the city lodges, and
already preparatory work la under way.
This floor Is admirably adapted to the
workings ot the order, as spacious ante
rooms, property-rooms, closets, porrldoro
and a fine banquet-room have been par
titioned off. In these is not included the
main hall, which Is one of the most spa
clous halls used by secret orders in the
city, and which has the reputation of
most nearly 'approaching acoustla perfec
tion of any auditorium of the sumo size
hereabouts. Spacious galleries at the rear
end adapt the hall to public functions
better than the ordinary lodgeroom. The
banquet-room removes the necessity nt
Uttering the main hall when refreshments
are served at socials, or a more formal
affair of the table Is given. Property
rooms are placed so as to accommodate
admirably the members of the lodge with
out crowding, and yet keeping everything
away from the neophytes who await the
springing of secret order mysteries. In
fitting the hall, an especially elaborate
altar will be erected, symbolizing the prin
ciples and traditions of the Knights. Plani
for this piece of work are now being
For several years Knights of Pythias ol
Portland have been meeting in various
halls, often used by lodges of other orders.
Since the Pythian Temple In the Union block
was abandoned, there has been no com
mon hall, and the resftlt has been serious
ly felt In many respects. Gfeat Incon
venience arises from such a custom, es
pecially In arranging property-rooms, for
which the lodges require corwlderablo
space. In the old days when tho Union block
was the Pythian center,. It was one ot
the most noted secret order buildings ol
the city, and Knights flocked there every
evening of the week. An order library
added to the hall's attractiveness, and
other conveniences Impossible when the
lodges aro scattered were found. Ever
since that time there has been hopes and
plans for a Pythian temple, and negotia
tions have often been conducted looking
to the erection of a new building for the
purpose. All camo to naught. Within the
past three years membership has been
Increasing so rapidly that the agitation
grew stronger, and it has been thought
best to establish a common hall, even
though the entire building was not Pyth
ian. The lodges that will meet there
are Ivanhoe, Castle, Portland. Amerlcus
and probably Orpheus and Germanla, of
the Knights, and Orphea and Ivena Tem
ples, Rathbone Sisters. Calanthe, Noma
and Phalanx lodges on the Eaet S'de will
not change their meeting places, as their
membership Is well out, and they cannot
And It convenient to meet on the West
FINE FINISHING WOOD.
Yellow Flr Coming Into General L"e
Since Oregon flr was 00 largely used and
with such good success in the Inside fln'sh
of Dr. Rockeys new residence, this ma
terial to coming into favor for Inside fin
ishing. Two handsome residences on
Twenty-fourth street are being finished
largely In the same material. This lumber
has many good qualities for such work,
and when properly handled makes a very
handsome finish. It, however, requires
peculiar treatmont. It cannot be sand
papered smooth, but must be made
smooth by the plane, which requires a
good workman and good tools. The lum
ber used a bastard sawn, and, as tha
darker parts of tho grain are much harder
than the light parts, a very sharp plane
must be used, st so as to take as thin a
shaving as possible, and it takes constant
care to keep the fine edge necessary on
tho plane. In fact, a workman said It
was as much work to bring the fir to the
required fln'sh as was necessary for oak.
Every one who knows anything about
lumber knows what a handsome groin
good selected yellow fir has. but the ttct
that this wood Is so plentiful here and Is
so hard to work has tended to prevent It
from being brought Into general use for
house finishing. The upper story of the
City Hall to finished In this kind ot wood.
and, although the effect is marred by the
dark stain, the general appearance of the
finish to striking. The flr Is much harder
and less likely to be Injured by accident
than cedar, which costs three or four
times as much and can make no preten
tions to as handsome an appearance, and
it Is probable that there will be a greater
demand for yellow flr In future for In
side finish. It has long been considered the
best and most desirable ot lumber for
floors, as It has been proved by actual
experiment to stand more wear than oak
or any of the hard woods generally used
BUTTONS NEARLY READY.
Souvenir Mnde From Captured Can
non "Wll Soon Be Sold.
Tha manufacture of the souvenir but
tons from Spanish bronze artillery Is pro
ceeding quite rapidly. General Summers,
who originated this plan .of aiding the
monument -fund and now has the matter in
charge, states that within another week
at least a thousand buttons will havj: been
struck off. The d.'e for the souvenir but
ton Is the same as published in The Oro
gontan some time ago, which is generally
admitted on exceptionally neat design.
From tho fact that It Is made of captured
Spanish cannon, taken at the time Ma
nila capitulated, August 13, 1S3S. there,
should be sufficient Interest In the but
tons to ln-jre a rapid sale. But when II
Is considered that the receipts are to be
devoted to erecting a monument over Ore
gon heroes who fell in the Spanish War
and Filipino Insurrection, there Is cano!
to make the demand for the buttons a
These buttons are to be made ot bronze
left over after the manufacture of the
medals to be given by the state to the
Volunteers who wen,t from Oregon to serve
their country. The metal waa bored from
the Spanish fleldplece donated by the War
Department to the state for this pur
pose. The caliber of the cannon was en
larged one Inch, which produced over 121
pounds of fine bronze. This cannon was
cast In 1778. the year of the American
Declaration of Independence, and was one
ONLY FOUR IVEEKS LEFT.
J This year's rcgUtratlon closes May
s 13. Electors who neglect to register
may vote in June and November, but a
in order to do so, must furnish ai- 9
flJavlts from six freeholders.
of the many ancient pieces of artillery in
and around Manila. It Is a most historic
piece, and Oregon was very fortunate In
securing It. The gun itself la still intact
and will be placed at the base of the
monument to bo erected by the peoplo ot
When General Summers saw that there
would be a surplus of metal after manu
facturing the Volunteer medals, he con
ceived the Idea of turning tho remainder
to account for the monument fund. Thcro
will be two buttons made, one for the sol
diers, similar in purpose to that worn by
the G. A. R., and another souvenir button.
The latter to the ono to be sold to the
public They can bo manufactured for 1
or 3 cents apiece, and General Suitfmern
states that they will be sold for 25 cents.
This will give a clear profit or 22 or 2J
cents a button, to be used for the monu
ment fund. At present, it Is believed
that 10.000 of the souvenir buttons can bo
made from this surplus metal, and it all
of them are sold, the result would be an
addition to the fund of $2300 or J2C0Q.
A commltteo of the Volunteers will
probably arrange soon to devise methods
of distribution, etc. A society will likely
be formed, wllh treasurer and other of
ficers. General Summers' Idea Is to havo
this committee send large numbers of
the buttons to persons who will take
charge of them In different cities of the
state. It is not doubted that there aro
a number of patriotic merchants, bank
ers or other business men who would
gladly handle them without a cent of ex
pense, that everything over the cost of
manufacture might be devoted to the mon
ument fund. The first batch of 1000 will
bo out shortly, when work will commence
and the people will be expected to dem
onstrate their sympathy with the effort
to honor the state's soldier dead.
When tho Volunteers held their stato
convention last Fall, provision was mado
for holding a state encampment, probably
this year. Recently an effort has been
made to have this held at tho same time
of tho Army and Navy Union encamp
ment, to be held In August, at Holladay
Park. The matter has not been decided
upo:i by the Volunteers, as tho dato is
still distant and there Is no need of haste
The Army and Navy Union Is already
preparing for the usual annual meeting,
and Is anxious that the Volunteers
hold their encampment nt the same time
nlle? P080151'6 ,h1 ,he desire will be ful-
WHERE TO DINE.
Tho Portland Restaurant, 305 Washing,
ton, near 5th. Is serving most excellent
lunches and meals at very reasonable
Jncol Doll Uprlfclit Piano.
The latest Improved. Acknowledged to
be best sold on easy installments. Pianos
rented, tuned and repaired at lowest
prices. II. Slnshelmer, 72 Third. Estab
I hereby announce mjself as an lnde-
Scndent candidate for the office of School
uperlntendent of Multnomah County, Or
egon. A. P. ARMSTRONG.
Beck, the Jeweler.
Bargains In watches diamonds and sil
verware for 30 days. ZTO MorrUon street.
Pianos Organs. Wller B. Allen Co.
I SAMPLES... ZINC ETCHING
a, and Prices upon
THE LIFE OF
(Major-General In the war), by hla
son, will be published In May by
Houghton, Mifflin & Co. Price, $5 by
subscription, 6 after publication.
Remit subscriptions to the author.
General Hazard Stevens, 8 Dowdoin
avenue, Boston, Mass.
Are frequently the cause of great
annoyance In wearing eyeglasses
owing to the fact of their brushing-
against the lenses. The re
sult is always the same soiled
glasses and eventually a wear-ing-oft
ot the lasher.
Our No. Thi Anchor Eyeglass
Guard obviates the difficulty In
every case, being constructed in
such a manner as to throw the
lenses far enough away from the
eye so that the longest lashes
will not even touch them.
If you experience this 'trouble
let us put a pair of these guards
on your old frame. You will be
more than pleased at the re
sult. Anchor Guards Hold
133 SIXTH STREET
V THE GROCERS VVJ
148 Third St.
We retail Wines and Liquors
at wholesale prices.
SPECIAL FOn 310XDAY, TUESDAY
3 Different Kinds Marmalade
20c regular 23c
Baby Pim-Olat (stuffed olivu)
20c regular 25c
Royaru a la Bordtlain and a la
Vatel Sardines with appetiz
20c lln regular 23c
Feather Darters, both ostrich and
turkey, In all nixes.
Vici kid lace, new round toe,
AA to E . . . . $3
Postage 20 Cents.
E. C. GODDARD & CO.
NO PAIN! NO GAS!
No ehanm for pilnltaa extraction ha teeth
are ordered. AH work done by graduate dentists
of 12 to 20 years' experience; a ipeelaltet in
each department. We will tell you in adrance
exactly what roar work will cost by a free
examination. Olie ua a call, and yoa will -.
we do exactlv a we advertise-
Set ot Teeth...
Gold Crown ...
New York Dental Parlors
N. E. Cor. Fourth and Morrison SU.
San Franctaco OfCoe. 723 Market ac. aecood
floor Hl.iorr bniMlnr.
Houra 8 tc S Sundayi. 10 to 4.
ttr.vaijjr I 1
m a Laf
AVholeanle anil Retail.
Samples mailed tree.
Paints. Olla. Bruahea. Contracting Palntlnc
and Paperhanclr.r. Collier's and Atlantic White
Lead, ic per pound.
ERNEST MILLER, Decorator
127 First Street Phone 2922 Red
Of Texas, will speak upon tho political
Chamber of Commerce Hall
Tuesday evening. April 17. at 8 o'clock.
All are invited.
no F f RDDWN ETE AD EAJt DISEASE!
Maraaam bis., rooma 020-7.
IS BRANDED J
ON EVERY j
SHOE. jg J J
E..6-VV. Xlpaic. CfcTV.
Tho new fold collar.
Not a. darlc ofllee In the baUdlnsri
abnolutely llreproofj electric light
and artealnn wntcr) perfect anlta
tlon and thoronsrh -ventilation. Ele
Tajors ran dajr and night.
ANDERSON. GUSTAV. Attorney-at-lJw...ftl2
ASSOCIATED TRESS: E. I Powell. Mgr..80
AUSTEN, F. C. Manager for Oregon and
Washington Rankers' Life Association, of
Dea Moines. la 502-502
DANKERS' LIFE ASSOCIATION. OF DES
MOINES. IA.;F. C, Austen. Manager..602-S03
BEHNKE. H. W . Prtn. Peraln Ehorthand
BENJAMIN. R- W.. Dentist 314
BINSWANGER. DR. O. S.. Fhya. ft Sur.410-IU
BROOKE. DR. J. M.. Phys. & Surg 706-709
BRUERE. DR. O. E.. PhyrlcUn 412-113-iM
BUSTEED. 'RICHARD. Agent Wilson ft Mc-
Callay Tobacco Co. C02-601
CAUKIN. 0. E.. District Agent TraTilenr
Insurance Co. ...... 718
CARDWELL. DR. J. R 50d
CLARK. HAROLD. Dentist 3H
CLEM. E. A. & CO.. Mlntss Propertles.313-51
COLUMBIA TELEPHONE COMPANY
CORNELIUS. C. W.. Phys. and Surgeon.. ..200
COVER. F. C.. Cashier Equitable Lira S04
COLLIER. P. F.. Publisher: S. P. McGutre.
DAY. J. G. ft L N. S1J
DAVIS. NAPOLEON. President Columbia
Telephone Co. 001
DICKSON. DR. J. F.. Physician 713-71
DRAKE. DR. IL B.. Physician 512-J13-BH
DUNHAM. MRS. GEO. A. 717
DWYER. JOE. F.. Tobaccos 402
EDITORIAL ROOMS Eighth floor
EQUITABLE LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY:
L. Samuel. Manager: F. C Cover. Cashler.308
EVENING TELEGRAM 325 Alder street
FENTON. J. D.. Physician and Surgeon.500-310
FENTON. DR. HICKS C-. Eye and Ear 511
FENTON. MATTHEW F.. Dentist 5C9
FIDELITY MUTUAL LIFE ASSOCIATION:
E. C Stark. Managar... Ol
FRENCH SCHOOL (by conversation) : Dr.
A. Muzzarelll. Manager 700
GALVANI. W. IL. Engineer and Draughta-
GAVIN, A.. President Oregon Camera Club.
GEARY. DR. EDWARD P.. Physician and
OIESY. A. J.. Physician and Surgeon... 709-710
GODDARD. E. C. ft CO.. Footwear
Ground floor. 12t Sixth street
GOLDMAN. WILLIAM. Manager Manhattan
LUe Insurance Co. ot New York... ...209-210
GRANT. FRANK S.. Attorney-at-Law 617
GRENIER. MISS BEATRICE. Dentist 7C8
HAMMAM BATHS. King ft Compton. Props.300
HAMMOND. A. B S10
IIEIDINGER. GEO. A. ft CO.. Pianos and
Organs 131 Sixth street
HOLLISTER, DR. O. C Phys. ft Sur. .304-503
IDLEMAN. C St.. Attorney-at-Law..410-l7-lS
JOHNSON. W. a 313-31M17
KADY. MARK T.. Manager Pacific North
west Mutual Reserve Fund Life Asso. .004-603
LAMONT. JOHN. Vice-President and Gen
eral Manager Columbia Telephone CO.....G00
LITTLEFIELD. H. R., Phys. and Surgaoa..200
MACRUM. W. S.. Sec Oregon Camera Club.214
MACKAY. DR. A. E.. Phys. and Surg. .711-712
MAXWELL. DR. W. E-. Phys. ft Surg. .701-2-3
McCOY. NEWTON. Attomey-at-Law 713
McFADEN. MISS IDA E.. Stenographer 201
McGINN. HENRY E.. Attorney-at-Law.311-313
McKELL. T. J.. Manufacturers' Representa-
MILLER. DR. HERBERT C Dentist and
Oral Surgeon COS-COS
MOSSMAN. DR. E. P.. Dentist 312-313-314
MANHATTAN LIFE INSURANCE CO.. of
New York: W. Goldman. Manager.... 200-210
Mcelroy, dr. j. g.. Phys. ft sut.toi-tos-toi
McFARLAND. E. B.. Secretary Columbia
Telephone Co. 609
McGUIRE. S. P.. Manager P. F. Collier.
McKIM, MAURICE. Attorney-at-Law 300
MILLER ft ROWE, Real Estate, Timber
and Farming Lands a Specialty 700
MUTUAL LIFE INCURANCE CO.. of New
York: Wm. S. Fo-J. State Mgr.. 404-405-400
MUTUAL RESERVE FUND LIFE ASSN:
M. T. Kady. Mgr. Pacific Northwest.. 604-03
NICHOLAS. HORACE B.. Attomey-at-Law. 713
N1LES. M. L.. Cashier Manhattan Lift. In
surance Co.. of New York 203
OREGON INFIRMARY OF OSTEOPATHY:
Dr. L. B Smith. Osteopath 40S-400
OREGON CAMERA CLUB 214-213-210-217
PEHNIN SHORTHAND SCHOOL; H. W.
Behnke. Principal 211
POND. WM. S.. State Manager Mutual Life
Ins. Co. of New York 404-405-100
PORTLAND EYE AN DEAR INFIRMARY.
...........Ground tloor. 133 Sixth street
PORTLAND MININO & TRUST CO.: J. H.
Marshall. Manager ..31S
PORTLAND PRES3 CLUB TNI
PROTZMAN. EUOENE a. Superintendent
Agenctt Mutual Reserve Fund Life, of
New York 604
QU1MBY. L. P. W.. Game and Forestry
REED ft MALCOLM. Opticians. 123 Slxst street
REED. F. C. Finn Commissioner.... 407
RYAN. J. B.. Attorney-at-Law ..41T
SALISBURY. GEO. N-. Section Director. V.
S. Weather Bureau 910
SAMUEL. L.. Manager Bqultabla Lite.... JOS
SANDFORD. A. C ft Co.. Publishers' Agta.S13
SCRIBNER'S SONS. CHAS.. Publishers. .. .313
SHERWOOD. J. W.. Deputy Supreme Com
mander. K. O. T. M. .317
SMITH. Dr. L. B., Osteopath ..40S-403
SONS OF THEAMERICAN REVOLUTION.300
STARK. D. C Executive Special. Fidelity
Mutual Life Association of Phlla.. Pa. ..601
STEEL. G. A.. Forrat Inspector 213
STUART. DELL. Attorney-at-Law... ..G17-013
STOLTE. DR. CHAS. E.. Dentist 704-703
SURGEON OF THE S. P. RY. AND N. P.
TERMINAL CO 700
STHOWBRIDGE. THOS. H.. Executive Spe
cial Agent Mutual Life, of New York.. ...400
SUPERINTENDENT'S OFFICE 201
TUCKER. DR. GEO. F.. Dentist 610-611
U. 8. WEATHER BUREAU 807-803-900-010
U. S. LIGHTHOUSE ENGINEERS. 13TH
DIST.. Captain W. C Langfltt. Corps ot
Engineers. U. S. A. ........ .309
U. S ENGINEER OFFICE. RIVER AND
HARBOR IMPROVEMENTS, Captain W.
C. Langfltt. Corps ot Engineers. U. S. A..S10
WATERMAN. C. II., Cashier Mutual Ufa
of New York 4C0
WATKINS.MISS E. L.. Purchasing Agency.TK
WEATHERRED.MRS. EDYTH. Grand Sec
retary Native Daughters 716-717
WHITE. MISS L. E-. Assistant Secretary
Oregon Camera Club .....................214
WILSON. DR. EDWARD N.. Phys. ft Sur-304-J
WILSON. DR. GEO. F.. Phys. ft Surg..709-7BT
WILSON. DR. HOLT C Phys. ft Surg.507-503
WILSON ft McCALLAY TOBACCO CO.:
Richard Busteed. Agent 602-CC3
WOOD. DR. W. L.. Physician 412-413-414 .
WILLAMETTE VALLEY TELEPH. CO 61
A few more elccnnt offices xnnr
had by applying to Portland Trust
Company of Ortgon, 100 Third at., ol
to the rent cleric In the bnlldlnff.
The Dekum Building-.
Full Set Tth...S3.WJ
Gold Crowns 13.00
Bridge Work $3.00)
Teeth extracted abso
lutely without pals.
Cor. Third and Wnihlncica.
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