SJSiRijf" '' e -'-J7''?t'" , - 3 THE MOKNIfcG 'OREGDNIAN, TUESDAY, APRIL ' 17, 1900. tmigz?i-Tvm&&f?w' v tf"''?i IN THE SEVERAL COURTS WIFE ASKS ?20,000 ALIMONY A1WJ JL DIVORCE. Old Salt of the Branchflovrer Aaruln In Court Salt Aualnst C. x 31. Cnrtwrlcht. Judge Clelana yesterday denied a mo tion to dismiss the divorce suit of William B. Branchflower ugalnst Mary E. Branch flower, and allowed tlie defendant to file a cross bllL The suit was filed July 3. 1154, the complaint alleging desertion. The parties were married at Cloverdale. near New Westtnlnrter. B. C February r. 1S33. Mrs. Hranchtlower filed an answer setting up among other things, that her husbund never gained a legal residence in Oregon, and also that he filed an af fidavit in which he falsely stated that lier whereabouts was unknown to him In order to obtain service of summons upon her by publication. There -was a partial hearing before Judge Stearns, the plaintiff offering tome evidence, and a continuance was granted for further testimony. The matter was. however, dropped for some reason and was supposed to be at an end. The dismissal yesterday was asked for by Charles J. Schnabel, attorney for Branchllower, who stated that no less than three suits have been filed altogether, the latest one being by the wife In Brit ish Columbia. c Judge "Ward, appearing as counsel for Mrs. Branchflower. opposed the dismissal, and was allowed to file a cross complaint. It came out In the midst of various state ments made, that Branchflower Is the plaintiff In a suit pending In Douglas County. The cross bill was filed, and the casa will come up later on for further proceed ings In its regular order. Mrs. Branch flower in her cross bill avers that Im mediately after their marriage her hus band took her to the home of his parents; at Chilllwack, B. C, where she remained about three months. Ills mother, she as serts, was cross and quarrelsome, and repeatedly ordered her to leave the prem ises, and her husband refused to protect her, but told her she would have to sub mit to his mother's Insolence. She fur. ther avers that on May 16. 1KB. her hus band Informed her she had better go back to her people, which she did. Ills man ner, she says, was cold and heartless: h Jeered at her and made sport of her la his mother's presence. When she went home. Mrs. Branchflower alleges that phe supposed It was a temporary arrangement, and that her husband would rejoin her. Learning of the divorce suit which he filed here In July. 1S34, she states that she at once came to Portland and offered to live with him, and he declined. She asserts that he Is In partnership with his father In a large farm, and Is worth ahout $2300. and the land owned by his father is valued at about $30,000. which he expects to Inherit. Mrs, Branch flower asks for $20,000 alimony, and says her husband has no grounds on which to obtain a divorce from her. There is one child, born December 23, 1SS3, the cus tody of -yhlch she alleges was awarded to her by the Supreme Court at British Co lumbia until December. 1900, and she avers that the father Is an unfit person to have the care and custody of the child. The answer filed by Mrs. Branchflower five years ago sets up substantially thess same facts. Divorce CnKen. Elizabeth A. Lawson has sued Enoch Lawson for a divorce on the ground of drunkeracas. cruel treatment and deser. tlon. They were married in Canada in 1874, and she i!!eges that she was com pelled by h:m to leave their home In Sep tember. JEST for fear of extreme bodily Injury. Cora E. Thomas was granted a divorce from E. It. Thomas by Judge Cleland yes terday on account of Infidelity on the part of the defendant. The litigants wer married at Seattle. Wash., Jn 1S31. The case was heard by the Court on Saturday. Mrs. Thomas told of receiving love let ters sent by other women to her hus band, and submitted further proof in the favor of a deposition. ANSWER IX DAMAGE SUIT. Ton-lnjr Cnmpnny Denies Necclltcence When Deckhand Was Injured. The Willamette & Columbia Towing Company has filed an answer to the $13,000 damage suit of Humphrey H. Smith, deny ing negligence on the part of Edward C. Loomls. pilot of the steamer Maria, on which plaintiff was employed as a deck hand. It is denied that Smith sustained a broken leg and was permanently crip pled through fault of the defendant, and the plaintiff Is alleged to have carelessly placed his foot In the loop of the headline, while the steamer was making a landing April 17. 1SS7. It is alleged that Loornls Is a competent, skilled pilot, and that J. A. Fisher was in command of the steam er. While making a landing on the Cow litz River, the current was strong, and the wind blowing, making It difficult to make the landing. Smith, through his own carelessness and want of attention. It is stated, placed his foot in a loop or coll In the headline or cable, and by rea son of tho movement of the boat down the stream the loop, was drawn fast about his leg, and in spite of the efforts of the pilot to run the steamer forward, the leg was drawn against the bltts on the forward deck and broken. It Is further said that the wind and current Interfered with the effort quickly to move the steam er forward, and that Smith should have In the first place exercised care and vlgl lencc. and not have allowed his foot to become caught In the loop. For a separate and further defense It li alleged that Pilot Loomls was a fellow servant of Smith, and that the defendant is not liable for any negligence on his part. If any there was. TO RECOVER $33,000. O. SI. Cnrtirrlht Sued for Alleged Mining- Profits. W. C Kelman has filed an action In the State Circuit Court against C M. Cart wright to recover $33,000, alleged profits due in a mining transaction. Kelman, for cause of complaint, avers that on May 2G. 1S93 he entered Into an agreement with Cartwrlght, whereby It was understood that In consideration of services rendered by plaintiff the defendant agreed to share equally with plaintiff whatever right, title or interest he should acquire In the following mining properties In Crook County: Silver King, Ruby, Bird, Deuce, Dandy, Dude and Ella mining claims. Kelman says Cartwrlght obtained a cer tain Interest in these claims valued at at least 570.000, and thereafter disposed of a portion of the Interest and converted the entire interest acquired, etc., to his own use. The plaintiff alleges that he demanded his share of the claims from tne aeienaant ana was reiusea. tiy reason of the alleged conversion Kelman avers he Is damaged In the sum named. Probate Blotters. Jllnnle Radlr, administratrix of the es tate of her husband, "William T. Radlr, deceased, filed a supplemental report, showing that there Is $13,703 on hand for distribution. -She and two children are the helra Eva S. Hunter, administratrix of the cnate of Robert Hunter, deceased, re ported all claims paid and a balance of $2SS4 on hand. A claim against the O. R. & Jf. Co. for damages because of the death of her husband was stated to be In course of settlement. The receipts of the estate Included $2000 Insurance. O. E. Watklns. A. F. Flegel and It. A. Letter were appointed appraisers of the estate of Axel Peterson, deceased. The final account of H. Wolf, executor of the will of Richard Gerdcfl. deceased, was approved. The property, comprising lota In Couch and Watson's additions and Improvements and acres In Clack amas County, waa distributed to the wife and six children. .Thomas B. Foster was appointed admin istrator of the estate of Alfred J. Ste vens, deceased, who died in the State of Washington in August, 1SSS, leaving prop erty in Multnomah County valued at ISO. Tho heirs are a brother and three olsters, at San Francisco. J. W. Newklrk. C D. W. Ross and W. C Alvord were appoint ed appraisers. Louise Mller filed a semi-annual report, as administratrix of the estate of Lorenz D. Mtler. deceased, showing $155 received and J10 balance. G. F. Caukln. executor of the estate of Eliza A. Caukln, deceased, filed a report and a petition for distribution. All claims have been paid. The estate consists of 11 lots at Highland and personal property. He and one child are the heirs. The final account of Sophie Backus, ex ecutrix of the will of John Backua, de teased, was filed. The receipts were JSG3. A claim held by the Merchants National bank was pald'by the transfer of collat erals. E. S. Snelllng. E. S. Edwards and C. A. Hagberk were appointed appraisers of the estate of Christ Scnn, deceased. 5evr Suits. Suits have been filed In the State Circuit .Court as follows: Robert F. Bell against Ralston Cox and Margaret H. Cox, to recover $1250 .on a note executed to the First National Bank at Vancouver. Wash., la May, 1S3S. The Cleveland Oil & Paint Manufactur ing Company against R, A. Graham, ta recover a balance of $300 for goods sold. Fred Tolles against Fannie I. Lorlng and David Lorlng. mechanics' Hen suit ngalnst lot 8, block 14, Goldsmith's Addi tion. The labor was performed for Con tractor P. Jungers: Peter Rattle and Rene Rattle against W. E. Newson, to recover $900 on a note secured by a mortgage on tho steamboat Iralda. Denies That He Is Bankrupt. D. W. Dorrarce yesterday filed in the United States Clicult Court hM answer to the petition of A. Bush asking that ho be adjudged a bankrupt He denies ! that he has committed any act of bank- ruplcy, and states that he ls Insolvent, and is willing to surrender his property for , the benefit of his creditors. YOUNG PEOPLE'S RALLY. Presbyterian Missionary Meeting; to Be Held Tomorrow Evening. , Following Is the programme for Young People's Missionary rally to be held to morrow evening at 8 o'clock sharp, Rer. Robert McLean presiding: Organ voluntary, Mrs. Ernest Brass. Hymn. Prayer. Report of secretary for Christian Endea vor societies. Miss Eina Frotzman. Music, Ladles' quartet. Short addresses: Student Volunteer Movement." Proicssor J. "F. Ewing; "The ToungMan and the Kingdom in the Twen tieth Century." W. AV. P. Holt: "The Toung Man's Helpmeet In the Twentieth Ceitury," Rev. Robert McLean. Hymn. "Benediction. r DAILY CITY STATISTICS. Sales of Real Estate. R. II. Larneon to Bertha K. Hohman. K. 10 feet of lot 5, block 170, Couch Addition; April lb $ SCO G. E. Wi.hlngUn. tiustee, to E. H. Wemme. W. of lots 2. 3, block R, Couch Addition: Apr.l 16 3700 Jane G. Buckman to Mrs. AliLson Prettyman. lot 10, Eastwood; Febru ary 2S 250 Dan Dy.-on and wife to S. O. Sewcll, lot ISblock 3, Center Addition: Jan- Uury as avU B. M. Lombard to Wm. Mackintosh, trustee, lots 1. 2. 7. 8. 9, 10. U, 12, block 2S. Fulton Park; April 16 1 M. Wl cox to H. M. Hamilton, S acres. section 29, T. 1 S.. R. 1 E.; April 3 1 The Investors' Mortgage Security Co.. to Clara E. Northrup. S. Vi lot 6. bock 319, Aiken's Addition; April 13 1SS0 Leander Lewis et a), to C. H. Welch, release of tax deed; October 16. 1S9j 1 H. C. Allen and wlfo to Wm. Clark, lots 6. 7. S. block 41. Caruthers' Ad dition to Caruthers' Addition; Sep tember 19, 1K 1 Wm. Clark ct aj. to R. Livingstone, lots 6, 7, 8. block 41, Caruthers' Ad dition to Caruthers' Addition: April 2 SO W. N. Northrop et aL to Mary A. Bloomfield, lot 13. block 8. Lone Fir Cemetery: December 2C, li99 25 Henry Bush et ux. to W. H. Lane, lots 21. 22, block 2, Willamette; No-- vcmber 16, 1S99 101 Executors of the estate of D. S. Baker to Baker & Baker, lot 4, block 201, Portland; February 8 10 Same to same, lot i. block 201, Port land: February 8 10 University Land Co. to E. Rhodes, lots 1. 2. block 190, University Park; March 27 S C A. Llndenbergcr to Pauline Jorgen scn. E. 4i feet of lot 2, block A. Portland Homes Tract; April 14 1 Same to same lot 1. block 174, Couch Addition: AprlU 14 .-... 1 Same to same. 50x100 North Third and Burnslde. northeast corner, block 30, Couch Addition; April 14 1 Nevr Incorporations. Articles of incorporation were filed of the Pacific Coast Irrigation. Lumber, Fuel & Transportation Company, incor porators A. B. Smith. D. E. Budd, C. N. Scott and Dell Stuart. Capital stock. $20, 000. The objects announced are to take by proper canals, flumes and ditches, the waters from Summit Lake, Its tributaries and feeders In Lane County, and from Crescent Lake and tributaries In Klam ath County, and from the headwaters of Deschutes River, south of the north line of Klamath County, and use. rent, fell and distribute and supply the same for irrigation uses, upon the dry lands of Irrigation uses, upon the dry lands of the counties of Crook. Klamath and Lake, Also to olot and lav out town sites, etc Arltcles of incorporation of the Deep River Logging Company were filed In the County Clerk's office yesterday, capital stock $30,000, incorporators S. Benson, Articles of incorporation were filed of .v. h.i... T-...C n....i r. ...v. ...u j .. ..... A.wtAuuc WW pany. capital stock $1000, incorporators J. R. N. Sellwood, Lewis C Garrlgus, E. V. Sellwood. Articles were filed of ths Union Re lief Society. The objects are the relief of members when disabled by sickness or accident. The incorporators are William Roles, Herman R. Btersdorf and George P. Lent. Bnlldlnc Permits. O. P. Miller, two-story nous?. East An. keny street, betwren East Eighteenth and East Nineteenth; $1600. H. Alger, two-story house, corner Ore gon and East Sixth streets; $1000. B. Selling, alterations to store south eistxcorner Morrison and Fourth streets; $10,000. Deaths. April 13 Mary Arpln; aged 15 years; 95 North Ninth street; peritonitis. April 13 Frederick Meyer, aged 43 rears 3 months: 755 Savler street; valvular dis ease of the heart April 14 Zoe Rogers, aged 23 years; $31, Michigan avenue: uraemia. April 16 Blanche King, aged 3 years; Forty-second and East Main; whooping cough. ContORlous Diseases. Henrietta Deets, age 7 years; 730 Second street; typhoid fever. Ethel Eaton, age E years; Seventeenth and Morrison; measles. Slarrlcire Licenses. W. D. Southworth. aged 43, King Coun ty. Wash.. Anna M. Klatt, aged 23; Joseph A. Gratton. 32. Carrie Brazer, 24; Collin A. Beebe. 23. Missoula, Mont., Ethelyn E. Hoagland, 20. is. ,. Try Allen's Foot-Eaw, A povdar to t thskm lata tha ahec. Tour feaf tMl awollan, aernaa aid be, tnd t Urxl attr It jon hara amartiu taat or Usht abort, tr Jtilaa'i ijoow Eaaa. It raolt Uu taat sad makaa walkifca aan. Varrm nollea. aMthu fart, lasrowlJur Balls, bllattra and callooa apots. Ballana eoraa andTjoaloaa of all ata. and ciraa raat and eoiBtort." TtTtt tosat. Sold hr aJldrmsiaU and ahoa aUraa tot He. Trial pack an ntiKr Addraaa. Xllta 8. OhssM. La Bar. IT J. JACKSON COUNTY MINES' OUTPUT THIS TEAR FOUR TIMES HEAVIER, THAN USUAL. Preparing; for Work on the Great High. Line Ditch Fruit Some what DiBifed by Frost. M. P. Ward, of Portland, has Just re-, turned from an eight days' visit In Jack son County, where he has been looking over the right of way of the High Llna ditch, with a view to letting contracts for Its construction the ensuing Summer. The proposed ditch is 93 miles long, and will tap Rogue River near tho upper falls, for the purpose of bringing water to a i point several hundred feet perpendicularly above Gold Hill. According to the en gineer's figures, the ditch will have a width at the bottom of eight feet; acrors , mm . POSTAL BUSINESS Figures From the Six First-Class Offices in Pacific Northwest Following Is a statement of the receipts from the sale of stamps, stamped envelopes, and postal cards at .the six first-class Postofflces of the Pacific Northwest for the year ending' March a, 1900: Period Second quarter. 1F93 Butte. Helena. J15.345 xrira quarter, l Fcurth quarter. 1!9 Mrst quarter, K00 Tear ended March 31, 190). tno t0? lt wU1 tceasure H tect an(1 It will h? a ?eDtb. ?f ?X tlV' U ls l cafTy 10-OM minr6 lnches of water' for Uie ""J""."; , J ",." ". " ".""": irrigating farms under Its line, as It passes down along the hillsides bordering on Rogue River Valley. The contracts are to be let In 10-mlle sections, and their carry ing out will Involve a large expenditure of money. Several hundred men and teams will be employed for a number of months. Mr. Ward says there will be some 2000 feet. of flumlng (o be constructed on tho line, where the water Is to be led across email s.rcams, or along steep hillsides, upon which the ditch cannot be dug. Thera are also 2000 feet of 31-lnch Iron plre tr be laid where the line crosses Trait Creek some 25 miles above Gold Hill. The lay ing of this pipe will save the digging of over 20 miles of ditch, as the water will be carried down one hillside and tip the other, where otherwise the line would have to be dug along -the face of steep hills. Gold Product Quadrupled. Mr. Ward says prominent Jackson C6un ty miners figure that the county's gold dust output this season will quadruple that of any previous year In Its history. The early and abundant rains and balmy weather of the past Winter have enabled them to run their hydraulic works night and day for a much longer period than usual, and many an acre of JackcCn Coun ty hillside soil has been sent down to feed the fishes and form Islands In io7cr Rogue, River. Many old-time placer men are now rejoicing In the possession of buckskin bags well filled with nuggets from the clean-up In progress, as water has at last begun to fail and the bedrock laid bare by tho monitors ls being scraped into the sluices by way of final harvest. Jack Burns, a pioneer miner of Gall's Creek, has his men employed on the cleanings, while the Cook Bros., Lang Bros, and Carr Bros., of Foot's Creek, bavb each forccs'of men separating the gold dust preparatory to closing down for the schjon. . T . .al .. . . xne .uiacK upip. cnapnei. aiggings, on nas been adaeu znA the reail3t!c repro Foots Creek, have a large gang of men ductlon of bombardments, engagements operating giants night and day while the 1 and ncdcnts never falls to arouse the water lasts. This company will clean up enthusiasm. who has 360 acres of rich placer ground. Is also cleaning up, after a long and successful run, and Dr. Broman's placer, near by, ls also making a good record for the season of 1899-1900- When the High Line Ditch Company gets Its canal com pleted, placer mining can be conducted the year around, as Its source of supply. Rogue River, never gives out, but con tinues a magnificent stream all through the dryest portions of the year. Some Frnlt Injured. Mr. Ward saw a good many orchards and conversed with a number of frult ralsers .while he was in Jackson County, and he thinks the peach. and prune crop there has been injured somewhat by the three nights' frost of last week, but he feels assured that quite a large amount of these varieties of fruit rwlll yet be raised there. Much ot the young fruit was too far advanced to be killed by frost, and each day's developments created a more hopeful feeling, after the first scare had subsided. "There ls no mistake about the night of the 9th being cold, though." he says, "as the thermometer Indicated 21 degrees eight degrees below the freezing point a thing It did not do during the previous Winter." He saw one peachgrower who had saved his crop from the frosts by "smudging." as ho called It. This smudging consists In building fires un the windward s'de of tho orchard and permitting the smoke tp envelop tho trees. The fires are made of old branches, logs and flump;, which 4" y t"1"'""1 '" i "'). " there ls very little labor attached to the process. Smudging, however, must be are very plentiful In that country, and kept up all night, while the mercury Id below 32 degrees, and the peach and prunernlser must make up his mind to lose his usual rest on these occasions. The farmer who saved his orchard by J"'"""'" -'" ,.,',,. T ''es near Central Point. Mr. McLennan t fStnV. v.n IViiMimw.. In Cim.ot, rifA- gon could guard against the untimely visits of Jack Frost by preparing the smudge and keeping the fuel ready to touch off when the thermometer begins to indicate the approaching freeze. Freight at Imnnha Mlninfr Camps. Lewlston Teller. The failure of tho steamboat to stem the rapids of Upper Snake River, to reach the mining country above, adds another point to the urgent necessity of railroad construction. Tho opening of the mining district at and about Imnaha has so Im pressed the O. R. & N. that It made a special effort to add this territory to Its na-vlgable territory. The Held ls a grow ing one. and its needs will Increase rather than diminish. There Is ore now on the banks ready for shipment and tons of supplies needed. The camps are new, but their development shows excellent results, and they have already urgent need for transportation facilities. The develop ment companies will" be In a position to offer the P. & I. N. added Inducements to complete its lines down the Salmon and Snake, to give them on outlet for, their ore shipments and a route to take in their supplies and equipment. Reorganisation of Louisville Air Line NEW. YORK, April 16.-J. P. Morgan & Co. authorized the announcement that the company Jo negotiating for the ac quirement of the Louisville. Nashville & St. Louis air line, and a plan for the re organization of that .company will be Is sued, based on an agreement by the Southern Railway to take over the prop erty after the reorganization. Where Are PolJc Democrats At." MONMOUTH. Or.. April 14. To. the Editor.) Having always adhered closely to the principles of the Democratic party, believing It to be the party for the peoplo and by the people, we have, thought that whenever an Idea foreign to .our tnstltu- tlons. was born within Its own ranks and embraced It should be briefly enjoyed, and led to tho scaffold by its people. Through the misguided methods of the Democratic Central Committee, a peculiar condition exists here in Polk. County among Demo crats. On reading the proceedings pub lished In The Oregonlan of the state Dem ocratic convention, we note that the dele- patft. fmm rll a h.h.Ihi.J V t. central committee, and were mostly vot:d - by proxy. As no precinct primaries were theld. a number of us are at a loss to knojr Just where we are at. If this mat ter can be explained. It will be duly ap, predated by many old-time Democrats of Polk County. W. J.. MULKET. F. S. YOUNGER. ' THE PASSION PLAY. At the V. .11. C A. Hall Tonight by the Edison Picture Machine. The Edison production of this wonder ful play Is taken from the Selma Morris version secured at the last rendition in- FOR ONE YEAR. , ' Port- Spo- Ta- lsnd. Seattle. tone. coma. $47.(33 $.4.r.g $d.".5S J.3S34 47.rH 13,716 21.6.9 13,7 53.13! 33 94 14.7.11 1.163 51.5.2 .,Ul 2 ,34S IS. OS i 9,TX s.tsi 10.C23 lt.700 J40.53G $231,444 $153.(63 TU.IU $t2.1Sl Bavaria, nearly 10 years ago, and consists of W scenes. 6000 feet of Alms of the life of Christ, from the discovery of the star of Bethlehem by tho wise men to the ascension after the crucifixion, and is his torically correct In costumes, scenery, sur roundings and detail. The Passloh Play was first produced nearly 300 years ago In the village of Obcr Ammcrgau, and Its origin In Itself is unique. A terrible plague had been raging In that section for a time, and people were dying by tho hundreds. AH efforts to stop It were unsuccessful until the people of the church assembled, and, as an offer ing to the Deity, agreed to produce a play portraying the life of Christ once every 10 years; and, strange to say, the day followlrg th- first production the plaguo ceased and has never repeated It elf- True to their vow. each succeeding generation has taken up the task and given the play. Numerous efforts have been made by speculators to secure a special produc tion of the play. An offer of $50,000 by a .New York syndicate being refused, on at tempt was- made to produce the play on a magnificent scale In the city of New York some years ago., Over $100,01J was expended in costumes, scenery and settings, but on the 'eve of the. first trial, the promoters were stopped In their efforts by an injunc tion secured by the allied churches of the city, and the entire outfit was stored away until a few months ago, when It was sold to Thomas A. Edison, who had con ceived the idea of photographing the pro duction for his anlmat:d-plcture machine. Nearly $100,000 additional was spent In purchasing fabrics and material for the costumes and scenery, and the securing of a competent cast to produce the play. His efforts were highly successful, and as a result, the management is able to offer for. the first time to the general public a magnificent reproduction of the life of the Savior in animated pictures, compris ing a. beautiful and Instructive entertain ment. A short treatise on the late war U A UlUli UCllI WILL BUILD A NEW HALL. Citizens of nockirood Form m Hall Company. After a great many futile attempts, the people of Rockwood are now going to have a fine hall, which has been a much-needed Improvement. A meeting was held at the residence of G. B. Prettyman Saturday evening, and all tho necessary plans were executed In regard to the building and completing the proposed structure. The hall proposition was presented to the public this time In a very different manner from tho plans heretofore sub mitted. There is now an incorporated company, known as the Rockwood Hall oman7' . w.lth capital stock of $500. .wic oiuviw is uiviuvu imo iuu snares ot $5 each. Each stockholder ehall receive, as .Interest on his investment an equally proportioned amount from the receipts from the rent of- the hall. The contract for building the hall was given for the amount of $265 to John Brown, of Rock wood. The hall Is to be a two-story structure, and is tb be completed within two weeks from the time of the delivery of the first load or lumber. The officers of the company are" as follows: President, A. H. Bell; directors. A. H. Bell. G. B. Prettyman and Antone Shan tine: secretary, John Brown; treasurer, Eugene D. Landon. , The hall Is to be erected on the Landon property, near tho Rockwood M. E. Church. The rnmnd fnr th. k,,iHim. . giv"C by Eugene D Landon anSir , "'", fc. if?.0 -Vtn?' .a"d " '! one of the most sightly locations that could be obtained within a radius of sev eral miles. PERSONAL MENTION. A. T. Kellihcr, of Salem, ls registered at the Perkins. E. H. Fox. of Olympla, ls registered at the Imperial. J. IL Johannsen and family, of Seaside are at the Imperial. S. Richardson, of Baker City, ls regis tered at the Perkins. Mrs. W. P. Ely. of Kelso, Wash., ls a guet of the Perkins. F. . Vail and wife, of San Francisco, are guests of the Portland. Judge J. J. Ballcray. of Pendleton, ls registered at the Imperial. J. H. Stevenson, of Forest Grove, la registered at the St. Charles. Robert A. Manary, a Bridal Veil logger. Is registered at the SL Charles. J. A, Tucker and wife, of Davenport, la., are registered at the Portland. M. V. Harrison, a business man of Eu gene, ls registered at the Perkins. H. M. Cockerllnc, a Eugene Insurance man. Is registered at th; Imperial. C. Altschall, a San Francisco banker, and wife, are guests of the Portland. J. A. Devlin, an Astoria capitalist, ls at the Portland, accompanied by his wife. ' C. L. Ireland, a newspaper man of Moro, Sherman County, ls registered at the St. Charles. Mrs. Mary B. Kelssy. of Pomona. Cal.. is visiting Mrs. L. M. Foster, at 445 Fifth streeL R. D. and H. B. Campbell, of Table Grove, 111., are registered at the St. Charles. W. W. Stelwer, a prominent business man and politician rf Wheeler County, Is registered at the Imperial from Fossil. BAN FRANCISCO, April 16. The fol lowing Portland peoplo are registered at local hotels: C T. Early and wife, at the Grand: J. L. DeBevoise, at the Occiden tal: J. E.- Falling, ot the Golden West. and C B. Johnson and wife, at the Russ House. MADE VERY CLOSE FINISH FAST TIME 15 A LOXG OCEAK RACE FROM PORTLAND. Kirkcudbrightshire Wins, and. Tnree Ships Sail, a. Tie for Second v Place Marine Xotea. The outward passages of the Portland December grain fleet from this city are the most remarkable on record for close calling. Five more of the December fleet arrived at QueeMrtown Saturday and Sun day, and three of them sailed a tie race, leaving the Columbia together and arriv ing out on the same day, after very good passages. The paseages of the entire Ave stowed a variation of but 24 hours, and nil wer fullv 10 cava better than the aver- t-. fnr thf p.nnnn. indicating that there was some pretty close rivalry among the captains, who had sucn an even i-uin nn a 17000-mile race. The British ship Alclnous, Captain McCormalg. and the British ship KlrkcudDrigntsnire, jpw" Purrfi- arrived out Saturday, after pas sages of 122 and 120 days. On Sunday, the Sierra Miranda, captain ataMasiera. Crown of Germany. Captain Mcllgorm, and Beneda, Captain Jones, arrived out In a bunch. Just as they left the coiumma with the Kirkcudbrightshire, 121 days ear lier. This makes a total of nine ships that have left the Columbia in Decem ber and reported out after fast passages, the slowest of the lot being the Kale Thomas. In 123 days, while the Arctic Stream and the Fulwood sailed a tie in 120 days. It Is not an uncommon occurrence for several ships in the course of the season to call over the long course from Portland to Queenstown In the same number of days, but It Is a very rare occurrence for two of them leaving a Pacific Coast port In company to show up in the same posi tion on the other side. It Is still more rare for three of them to leave together and arrive out together, and water-front men In this city state that the three cornered tie race of the Sierra Miranda, Crown of Germany and Beneda ls the only one that hnfl ever been recorded for tho Northwestern grain fleet. MAKING FAST TIME. German Ship Xajade Reaches Port Without Delay. The German ship. Najade ls In a. fair way to establish a record for quick dis patch. She arrived in at Astoria late Saturday afternoon, and lees than 48 hours later woo discharging ballast In this city, preparatory to loading wheat. The ship suffered no unnecessary delay at Astoria on account of quarantine and customs reg ulations, and left up about 11 o'clock Sun day morning. She came up In company with the John Cooke, the Ocklahama bringing both vessels, and Captain Bailey hustled the pair of big grain carriers along at a pace which landed them In Portland shortly after daylight yesterday morning. There is considerable current In th river, and the time made with the double tow ls ordinarily considered fast enough for a single ship. Both of the ships have their cargoes on the dock, and will be given quick dispatch. Unless they are held after they are loaded, both vessels will un doubtedly figure In the April grain fleet. ELDER. A FLYER. Makes Round Trip and Handles Tiro Carnroes In Less Than a "Week. The steamer Elder arrived up from San Franclfco at 11 o'clock Sunday morning, completing one of the fastest round trips that has yet been made between the two cities. The steameV left Portland one week ago Sunday night, and accordingly was but six days 15 hours In making the round trip. She was loaded to her fullest capacity on her outward trip, and, after discharging at the Bay city, loaded a part cargo for the return trip. Much of the credit for the fast time made by the Elder Is due to Captain Randall, her mas ter. On the' last trip up from San Fran cisco, he crossed out of the Golden Gate at midnight and entered the Columbia at 2 o'clock In the morning. The Elder left down again last evening, with a full "cargo. Inspecting Xctt Steamers. Inspectors Edwards and -Fuller have considerable work on hand this week, as. In addition to looking after the old fleet, they will Inspect three new steamers. The first of these vessels Is the new steamer Cornelia Cook, which was built for the late H. B. Borthwlck. but which ls now to be sent to the Sound to act as a can nery tender. The Cornelia Cook will be Inspected today, and tomorrow they will inspect Captain Hosford's new steamer B.onlta. Later in the week the new flyer of the D. P. & A. N. Co., the Reliance, will come up for inspection. The steam ers Albany and William M. Hoag were in spected yesterday. Where Hill's Steamers Will Be Built. NEW LONDON, Conn.. April 16. The Eastern Shipbuilding Company today took possession of the land at Croton on which will be established Its plant, and at onco set a gang of men at work clearing the land. Within three months he keels of two steamers, the largest In the world, will be laid. The steamers are for the trans-Pacific fleet of the Great Northern Railway, and are to be of 34,000 tons dis placement. Their dimensions will be: Length. 630 feet; width. 73 feet: depth, 54 feet. They will attain from 12 to 14 knots under forced draught. Steamboats Sned. , The case of George H. Kllner vs. the steamboats Walker and Lurllne came up for trial In the United States District Court yesterday before Judge Bellinger. Complainant made repairs to the boats mentioned, and J. Kamm, the owner. Is of opinion that his charges were exces sive, and so declined to pay the MIL Wit nesses for the defense have been sum moned to appear this morning, and th trial will probably be concluded today. Marine Xotes. The Thomllebank and William Law will probably secure their crews and clear to day. The United States lighthouse tender Manzanlta. arrived up from Astoria Sun- .A New sands, are wrought without medicines. Letters of gratitude pour in by each mail Men are restored after years of suffering. The pages of my book, lilce white-handed hope, tell you of that power which cures your lost vitality, your racking pain. Call or write me and receive my book free. Dr. M. A. McLaughlin,' day evening, and will remain In Portland for about two weeks. The American ship Emily Reed, one of the last of the Waldsboro, Me., fleet, has been sold to San Francisco parties for $40,000. She registers 1565 tons, and U 0 years old. It Is reported that the steam schooner Laguna, ashore 'at Tillamook, will be obliged to make a trip of nearly a quar ter of a mile overland. In order to again reach deep water. It ls thought she can be hauled across the spit with but small expense and without damaging the vessel. Domestlc and Foreign Ports. ASTORIA. April 16.-SaUed Steamer W. IL Harrison, for Tillamook. Condition of the bar at 5 P. M., smooth, moderate; wind, northwest: weather, clear. Redona, CaL. April 16. Arrived Steam er Despatch, from Portland. San Francisco, April 16. Arrived Schooners Western Home and Antelope, from Coos Bay; barkentlne Gardiner City, steamer Rival, from Wlllapa; barkentlne Arago, from Columbia River; steamer South Portland, from Oyster Harbor; steamer Tltlnla, from Nanalmo. Arrived April 15 Schooners Maxim and Daisy Rowe, from Coos Bay. Sailed April IS Barkentlne Gleaner, for Wlllapa Harbor; steamer Queen, for Victoria; ship Oriental, for Bristol Bay. Seattle. Arpll 18. Arrived Steamer Topeka, from Dyea: Japanese steamer Rlojun Maru, from Hong Kong: steamer Rosalie, from Dyea. Sailed April 15 Steamer Al-Kl, for Dyea. Port Los Angeles Arrived April 15 Hawaiian steamer San Mateo, from Na nalmo. San Diego Sailed April 15 Steamer Rob ert Adamson. for Nanalmo. New York. April 16. Arrived Pretoria, from Hamburg; La Gascogne. from Havre. Bremerhaven. April ''6. Arrived August Korff, from PhiladelpMa. Genos, April 16. Arrived Aller. from New York. Antwerp. April 16. Arrived Friesland, from New York. Southampton. April 15. Arrived Kaiser Wllhelm der Grosse. from New York, for Bremen. Auckland. April 16. Sailed Alameda, for San Francisco. Halifax. April 16. Arrived Corean, from Glasgow. Portlanil. V AnHi -is am.i.- r., 'nlslan. from Liverpool. Gibraltar, April 16. Arrived Ems, from New York for Naples. Yokohama Sailed April 15 Thlera, for San Diego. Hoqulam. Wash. Sailed April 15 Schooner Volunteer, from Aberdeen, for Santa Rosalia. Arrived Schooner C A. ThVyer, from Sura, for Hoqulam: schoon er Novelty, from KahutuL now off bar. ordered to Port Townsend. RECEIVED AN OVATION. reuennuon', Baunbonrsr and cbanme In San Francisco. Lav- Ths- following; message was received by Manager Jones, of the Metropolitan, Im mediately after the recital Of Petschnl koff, Hambourg- and Lachaume at the California theater last night: "San Francisco, April 16. Clarence H. Jones, Manager Metropolitan Theater. Portland: Petschnlkoff. Hatrtbourg and Lachaume a tremendous success; received an ovation every number. "S. H. FRIEDLANDER." These artists will appear In Portland Monday, April 30. in (notations of Mining Stocks. SPOKANE. April 18. Ths dosing bids for mining- stocks today were: Blacktall (0 0!UMorrlson 0 03 134 27H 1 my, 1G SV-i 1 Crystal 4IPrincss Maud Deer Trail Con. Evening: Star Gold Ledge .... Golden Harvest. Insurgent .. Jim Hlaine .... Lone Pine Surp. Mountain Lton. Morning Glory.. OUlPalmer Mt. Tun 7?i!RambIer Cariboo (Reservation .... ISlRoJ-'land Giant.. ltsiBuIUran 13iTom Thmib ... 14jIWaterloa t. 8T (St. Keverre .... 3UFTaghlll SAN FRANCISCO. April 16. The official closing quotations for mining stocks today were as follows: - Alta . Alpha Con Andes ............ Belcher Best A. Belcher... Bullion Caledonia ., Challenge Con .., Chollar ......... Confidence ... Con. Cal. & Vs.., Crown Point ..... Gould & Curry... Hale A Norcross.. ,0 OdJustlce 10 03 31 Mexican 37 It Occidental Con ... 14 30Ophlr 17 SSjOrerman 27 -llPotosl 30 . 1 03Savare 15 . 24'Seg. Belcher 4 . HI Sierra Nevada ... 53 . 90 Silver Hill 13 . 1 70lSUndard 3 20 SOlUnlon Con 33 20! Utah Con Z . 3Tellow Jacket .... 35 NEW YORK. April 10. Mining stocks today closed as follows: Chollar $0 101 Ontario ...... Crown Point ... 20 Ophlr Con. CaL A- Va... 1 C3Plymouth .... Deadwood COiQulcksilver .. Gould & Curry... 2u do pref Hale A Norcross.. 2hl Sierra Nevada 13 00 73 12 1 30 7 30 Homeatake 50 00 Standard J) Iron Silver ...... (B Union Con 2S Mexican SOJTellow Jacket .... 13 BOSTON, April 10. Closing Quotations: Adventure to 05 (Humboldt 0 73 Allouex M. Co.. 1 Osceola , CO AmaL Copper .. S3 Parrott ..-..... 43 Atlantic 23H Qulncy 134 Boston A Mont. 3 13 Santa Fo Copper fO Butte A Boston. 77U Tamarack ...... 1 03 Cal. A Hecla.... 7 4TVUtah Mining ... 82 Centennial .... 21 Winona 4H Franklin 13 Wolverines 40 DAILY METEOROLOGICAL REPORT. PORTLAND. April 18.-8 P. M. Maximum temperature, 73; minimum temperature. 47: river reading at 11 A M.. 10.3 feet; change In the last 24 hours. 0.2 foot: total precipitation. 8 P. M. to 8 P. M., 0.00: total precipitation from Sept. 1. 1809. 32.32 Inches; normal pre cipitation from Sept. 1, JSOO. 40.12 Inches; de ficiency. 7.C0 Inches; total sunshine April 13. 13:32; possible sunshine April 13. 13:32. WEATHER CONDITIONS. The barometer is low over California and high over Eastern Oregon and Western Idaho. No rain has fallen In the Pacific Coast States during the last 24 hours, and it ls much warm er In this section. Light frosts occurred Mon day morning In Eastern Washington, Eastern Oregon and Idaho. WEATHER FORECASTS. Forecasts made at Portland for the 2S hours ndlng at midnight Tuesday. April 17: Western Oregon and Western Washington Increasing cloudiness; variable winds. Eastern Oregon. Eastern Washington and Idaho Fair; variable winds. Portland and vicinity Increasing cloudiness; variable winds. EDWARD A. 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CORDRATS THEATER EASTER GREETING. One Week. Commenclns April 13 Tne beautiful Southern comedy-drama ot rax excellence. "ON THE BUWANEE RIVER." "N THE SUWANEE RIVER." "ON THE SUWANEE RIVER." "ON THE SUWANEE RIVER." "ON THE SUWANEE RIVER." Regular price Orchestra and dress circle, BOc: allerr. 2Sc: loses. 30e and 73c MEETING NOTICES. ABERNETHVS CABrN. NO. 1. N. S. O. Regular meeting this (Tuesday) evening. Elkvs Hall. Marquam building, at 8 o'clock. Every member is re Quested to attend, es the mat ter of attending the dedica tion of the first cabin in the state, at Buttevllle, Or., ca rrlday next. mjmn Inst., win come before the meeting. JAS. P. MOFFETT. Pre. P. M. DEWITT. Rec Sec A. & A. S. RITE. AINS- WORTII CHAPTER OF ROSE CROIX. NO. 1. Regular meet lnc this evening at S o'clock. Work In ISth degree Elec tion of oncers, py order . WISE MASTER. N COLUMDIA LODGE. NO. 114. A. F. i A. M. Stated communication this (Tuesday) even ing. M. M. degree. All M. M. cordially tn- Ttted. By order W. M. RICHARD BRETER. Sec AECTION SALES TODAY. At salesrooms. 1S2 First St.. cor. Yamhill, at 10 A. M. J. T. Wilson, auctioneer. At salesroom. 411 Washington St.. at VI o'clock AM. S. L. N. Gtlman. auctioneer. At 2 P. M-. at Central Auction Rooms, cor. Alder and Park. Geo. Baker & Ca. auction eers. DIED. SMITH In this city. April 16. 1900. Cyrus Smith, aged 70 years: late First Lieutenant Co. B. 17th 111. Cav.: also 1st Mich. Inf. Mexican War Veteran. Funeral will take place today. April 17, at 2 P M.. from F. S. Dunnlngs undertaking parlors. 414 East Al der at. Interment at Lone Fir Cemetery. All comrades are tequested to attend. EDWARD HOLMAX. Undertaker, 4tb and Yamhill sts. Rent Stlnson, lady, assistant. Doth phones Xo. 607. J. P. FIJTLEY & SOX, Undertakers. Lady Assistant. 275 Third st. TeL U. F. S. DC.M.C, Undertaker. 414 East Alder. Lady Assistant. Both phones. Floral pieces 1 cut norrers. Clarkej Dros. UM) Morrison. Iluth phones. NEW TODAY. FANCY OHEGON CREAMERY BUTTER;. 40c and 43a Extra choice creamery ...... 33c and 40a Dairy butter, fresh 30c and 3So Oregon rancn eggs. 2 dozen.. ...........23a New mild cheese. 2 pounds 23a Oregon cheese 6c. 10c, 1240 Java corlee ............... ...........H Lion coffee. 2 for .....................2Tic Rock Candy Drips, 1 gallon 40o Eastern sugar-cured hams ....124o Eastern picnic bams Eastern breakfast bacon 0a Look up your bill. See what you have bei paying. We can save you 25 per cent. AJl goods sold at wholesale prices. La Grands Creamery Ca, 2M Yamhill at., near Third. Both phones. HEWITT HAMS. HAMS. SUGAR CCRED. 124c per lb. cottage hams, sugar cured, no bone, lie per lb.: breakfast bacon, lie per lb.; crackers, fresh every day. either oyster or square. 2 lbs.. 13c: butter, very best, full weight. 45c per lb.; this butter we receive freshwlce dally: dairy, from 25 to 33c tr 2-lb. roll; 10 lbs. pure lard. In bulk. SOc, 3 loaves fresh bread. 10c made from hard wheat flour, or 50 tickets for a dolUr. Avail yourseU es ot this offer, as It won't last. An other fresh roast of Costa Rica today, only t5e per lb. This coffee Is sold everywhere at 25c per lb. Hewitt pays the freight on all S20 orders within a radlu of 2u miles of Portland. 1S3 Third St.. near YamhllL P. 3. We sttll cut our Cfc and jc per lb. teas to 40c all kinds. A IL WE ALWAYS LEAD OTHERS FOLLOW Best creamery butter. 45e square. 5-pound bucket of pure lard, 45c: Eastern hams. 12Ja pound: lean baton. He pound. 10 lb. No. 1. rolled oats. 25c: 2 big packages mush. 15c; best Valley flour. 70c a sac. Hi-pound sack Graham flour. 13c; 10 pounds rye flour. 20c: 2 10-pound sacks cornmeal. 35c: best Burbans: potatoes. COc per sack; 11 bars good launilry soap. 25c; 0 bars Rabbttfs best soap. 25c; 15 poundsu-itashlng soda. 25c: best blueing, per bottle. 8c Both stores. 412 Washington street, and 232 North 14th street. Oregon Cash Grocery. FULL-WEIGHT CREAMERY BUTTER. 50o per 2-pound roll: fresh Oregcn eggs. 2 dozen for 25c: 1 gallon table ayrup (In bulk). 40c: 2 pint bottles catsup. 25c At McKlnnon Grocery. 173 Third. Both phones. LADD'S CANYON FARM IS NOW OPEN for cattle and horses. Apply1 to F Miller, on the premises. Ladd &. TUton. Agents. MORTGAGE LOANS On improved grj&gg&g'nM . NEWCASTLE COAL Has been leading coal on coast for 20 years. Pacific Coast Ca. 248 Washington st. Tel. J. Mortgage Loans On tmproTed dry and farm property, at lowest current rates. Building loans. Inaullment uHSL Macmaster A BlrrelU 311 Worcester b.k. Mortgage Loans On Improved city property, at lowest ratex Title Guarantee A Trust Ca. 7 Chamber oj Commerce. CAPE Boilers, engines, pumps, engineers' supplies. CHARLES GAULD, First st- THOS. SCOn BROOKE REAL ESTATE LOANS ROOM 16 CONCORD BUILDING. BONDS MORTGAGES Highest market price .paid fr municipal an! school bond. Lowest rates on mortgage loans. Will take charge of estates as agent or trustee, on reasonable terms. W. H. FEAR. 416 Chamber ot Oxnmerw. IRVINGTON. PRICES OF LOTS REDUCED. The undersigned ls now prepared to build houses in Irvuigton. Portland's most desirable suburb, on the installment plan, whereby ths monthly payments will be ACTUALLY less man rental cnargea tor simitar reoiueu.-. IX you cannot csll. send for circular. C H. PRESCOTT. 212 and 213 Chamber cf Commerce, j FOR SALEREAI, ESTATE. PRETTY F-ROOM- CXYrrAfiE- LOT xl0 Sunnyslde, 1773. a E. Bennett. 127S4 4th it t CLACKAMAS COUNTY TAX ROLL AT Ol oca or B. jr. tuiey, 60S chamber 01 i-oo.