Image provided by: University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR
About Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937 | View Entire Issue (May 8, 1900)
THE MORNING OBEGONIiN, TUESDAY,- MAT 8, 1900.
DECISION OF SUPBJE3CE COURT ON
NOBLE TAX CASE.
Lsm -Will Be Nearly Half a. MlUioa
. "Dollfira, Unless Sberift C&
Unless the County Commissioners can.
find some -means of eiuorclne the collec
tion of delinquent taxes -which -were to be
collected byfl. E. Noble, under the con
tract which the Supremo Court holds was
made without authority, the county will
lose nearly half a million dollars, and
there will be no means of making the
property-holders pay their taxes in tho
future. The Commissioners will hold a
meeting "Wednesday ant will probably de
termine what shall be done in this mat
ter. The only means at hand-is serving
the Sheriff with an alias writ and Instruct
ing him to proceed to levy on the property
of delinquents. Whether this will be
done or not, remains to De seen.
"Wanting the full text of the Supreme
Court decision on the Noble" contract, it
is impossible to state the grounds precise
ly, but whatever doubts there may be
about the grounds of the decision, the re
sult Is clear; namely, that the bulk of tho
amounts now due upon the rolls included
in tho case are lost to the county unless
some adequate means of collecting them
can be found, and the losa will have to
be made up by increased levies in tho
The gist of this contract, about which
there has been so much discussion in -and
out of the courts, eeems to liave been in
the employment of Mr. Noble to furnish to
the county Information necessary to cor
rect the errors In the old delinquent rolls
from 1S87 to 1E95. Inclusive, and to enable
them to add to the descriptions on these
rolls, where Indefinite or uncertain, tho
full description as given In the old rec
ords, so that the property taxed might be
definitely located and ascertained. As Js
well known, the county then sold the list
In the usual way, and bid in all not taken
by private bidders. Mr. Noble was fur
ther required to hunt up the names of
all persons interested and notify them,
end to act as agent -of the county in col
lecting the tax. His compensation was
to be the penalty on all taxes actually
collected, leaving to the county Its taxes
The decision of the Supreme-Court fur
nishes encouragement to a large class of
taxdodgers, which will likely increase their
numbers till some stringent and effectlva
means of tax collection Is resorted to to
cave the community from bankruptcy.
The contract with Mr. Noble was made
by Judge Cake and Commissioners Steele
and Holbrook, September 19, 1S9S. and was
modified September 29, 1S9S. The savage
opposition which It roused seems to have
been due to the fact that it promised to
It is regarded as unfortunate that a
contract which promised to save the coun
ty much money, and furnish ready means
for collecting taxes, which have long besn
looked upon as almost uncollectible,
should prove to be technically illegal.
When he was seen yesterday In regard to
the attitude of the County Commissioners
toward the question. Commissioner Hol
brook said he had not yot given the sub
ject any consideration. He presumed
that unless some action was taken by the
board the taxes would be lost to the coun
ty, but the board had not had a meeting
since the announcement of tho decision,
and he was unable to say what was to
be done. A meeting, he said, would be
held "Wednesday, and the subject might
corns up at that time.
At present the taxshirker is chuckling
with, delight. And he sees no reason why,
since he has beaten the tax collectlo'n for
the last 10 years, he may not beat It al
ways. INFLUX OF OFFICIALS.
Traffic Managers of Transcontinent
al Lines Here.
There was quite an influx of transconti
nental railroad officials here yesterday.
They were in attendance upon the meet
ing held there last week between the rep
resentatives of the several trans-Pacific
steamship lines and the transcontinental
railway officials. Among the arrivals were
General Traffic Manager F. B. Clarke, of
the Great Northern at St. Paul; General
Traffic Manager J. M. Hannaford, of the
Northern Pacific St. Paul: G. N. Bos
worth, freight traffic manager of the Ca
nadian Pacific at Montreal. Mr. Bos
worth, of the Canadian Pacific, was ac
companied by Mrs. Bosworth. They also
took their departure East for Montreal.
General Traffic Manager Hannaford, of
the Northern Pacific, referred to tho San
Francisco conference thus:
."The meeting was quite a harmonious
one. The representatives of the steam
ship and .railroad companies agreed upon
a uniform schedule of freight rates to
and from the several Oriental ports. In
a general way. It was agreed that west
bound freight rates should be lowered.
As to eastbound rates, the shipment of
tho new tea crop from the Orient will
have a slightly upward tendency, but
that Is usually the case."
Mr. Hannaford left for the Puget Sound
cities yesterday, and from there will go
on to St. Paul. General Passenger Agent
Fee, who has been here for about a week,,
left with Mr. Hannaford. A. D. Charlton
assistant general passenger agent, accom
panied them, as far as Spokane.
NEW YORK TERMINALS.
Flan Behind the Pennsylvania's Re
NEW YORK. May 7. The Herald says:
"Behind the purchase of the Long Island
Railroad by the Pennsylvania Railroad
Company there is. It is believed, a stu
pendous plan for the development of ter
minal facilities, that includes the construc
tion of tunnels connecting not only this
0 city with Long Island, but with Jersey
City, end perhaps a tunnel connecting the
Grand Central station with the Long
Island Railroad system. Tho Pennsylva
nia Railroad desires to connect its own
terminal in Jersey City with the New
York Central & Hudson River Railroad
system, and the Long Island Railroad sys
tem with that of the Pennsylvania, by
means of a line of deep tunnel routes.
The importance of the Pennsylvania Rail
road Company's present plan for tunnels
and connecting or continuous trains may
be readily understood. In tho first place,
the company has asked the Harbor Line
Commission for permission to extend Its
present tunnel facilities In Jersey City by
tilling in about 2000 feet of flat lands. Be
tween the New York Central and the
Pennsylvania systems there is a close re
lationship. A person in authority said last
night that while he could not go Into de
tails, the terminal facilities In New York
City were to be bettered beyond compre
hension, and that under the present plan
all the railroads would be connected by
deep tunnel routes, and that possibly a
way would be found so that passengers
over the New York Central could reach
tho Battery by express trains."
Additional O. It. & X. Train to Go
Into Service Mar lit.
A change in the service of the O. R. &
N. that will be appreciated by patrons
of the line was announced by General
Passenger Agent Hurlburt yesterday. At
the present time, the Atlantic express
carries the through service of the Oregon
Short Line via Huntington, and the Great
Northern via Spokane. It has been decid
ed to run a special train, to be known as
the "Spokane flyer." out of Portland, be
ginning Sunday next. May 13. which will
connect with the Great Northern at Spo
kane. This will leave Portland at 6 P.
M., arriving at 7 A. 2. The Atlantic ex
press via Huntington will leave Portland
at 9 A. M.. arriving at S:40 A. 2L
MEXICAN RAILWAY SEAL.
Connection "With. THcatan aatl Gua
CITY OP MEXICO. .May 7. J. V. Mldge
ley and Robert Eastman, of Chicago, who
have about completed a very Important
deal with the Mexican Government, will
soon return home. Mr. Mldgeley is iell
known in railroad circles as having been
for 25 years commissioner of the Asso
ciated railways westward from Chicago.
There gentlemen were Invited by the
Government to examine the project for the
construction of a railroad down Into Yuca
tan, starting from the Isthmus orTehaun
tepec, the line -now being reconstructed by
Sir "Weetman Pearson. The connection
with the railroad system of the RepuoJc
will be made, by means of a road that
Frederick B. Mason, an American con
tractor. Is now building from a point on
the old Vera Crus line down to ths Te
huantepec road. The Importance of this
new line will be seen when It is said that
it will put the City of Mexico and all
American clues in connection with Yuca
tan and Guatemala, which branch line,
now being built, will be the first sectloa
of the great Pan-American railway to open
up Central and South America.
The first part of the line will connect
this city with tne port of Campecne, ana
the whole line, when completed, will bs
I0CO miles long, making it one of tn
l K 98fT,99 Sj
VfeL Ai Oa7
Sent by mall to any address. In ordering, spsclfy whether wanted
Address H. L. WELLS, Secretary Souvenir-Button Committee, box
EVERYBODY-SHOULD BUY ONE. PRICE 25
greatest trunk roads of this country. Irs
construction means the consolidation ot
the Federal power of the southeastern por
tion of Mexico, and affording, not only a
commercial route of the highest value, out
the privilege or a strategical line in casa
Before the hostilities In South Africa
began, this line was projected to be built
down Into Belize, or British Honduras,
and Colonial Secretary Chamberlain took
much interest In It London capitalists
had It under advisement and the roail
would probably have been constructed un
der British control but for ihe diversion
of the attention of the British capitalists,
qaused by their timidity, and now Ameri
cans will probably construct the line and
the orders for materials will go to the
Short Line Appointment.
A shifting about of Oregon Short Line
people is announced. J. R. Nagel, who
was recently appointed city ticket agent,
has been made traveling passenger agent.
F. R. Olln, ticket agent for the Northern
Pacific at Spokane, succeeds Mr. Nagel
here May 10. Mr. Nagel takes the posi
tion left vacant by C. O. Terry, who re
signed March 15.
Xevr Salmon Tariff.
The freight department of the North
ern Pacific is engaged in preparing a
new freight tariff on salmon shipments.
A rate of 70 cents per 100 pounds will be
named from North Pacific Coast terminals
to Atlantic Seaboard points via the Great
Lakes. The rate will become effective
soon, at a date not yet fully determined
St. Panl & Dnlntn.
ST. PAUL. May 7. Tho Northern Pa
cific assumed control of the St. Paul &
Duluth road today. For the present, R.
S. Hayes, president of the St. Paul &. Du
luth, will continue to hold bis position
and the road will stand under Its old
A. E. Cooper, general agent of the pas
senger department of the Rock v Island,
has returned from a trip to Yaqulna Bay,
Northport and other points. He says tho
outlook for crops is promising.
Traveling Freight Agent Menzles. of
he Rock Island, is back from Eastern
Oregon. He reports that district as very
dry and dusty, although It received a
slight rain shower Friday. Crop pros
pects there are most encouraging.
DOES DREDGING CHEAPLY.
How Portland Dredjte Compares
"With Eastern Machine.
"With a view of ascertaining how the
operation of the Bowers dredge owned by
the city compares in the amount of work
done and the cost per yard of excavating,
E. T. C. Stevens, clerk of the Port of
Portland Commission, recently wrote to
the American Dredger Company, of New
York, for information or. these subjects.
He furnished statements of the amount
of work done by the Portland dredge, the
distance and height to which material
was pumped, etc. He expected to receive
similar figures for comparison, but the
reply of the manager was couched only
In general terms, giving the distances to
which they have pumped, material, the
depth from which they have pumped It,
and the height to which they have raised
it, etc. He concludes as follows:
"Suffice to say that from your report of
coat of handling, you are surely doing
about as well as could be expected. In
fact, we think you should congratulate
yourselves that you are making as good
an output as you are." From this It Is
Judged that the American Dredging Com
pany is not doing dredging any cheaper
than the Port of Portland Commission.
SIX DAILY TRAINS.
The O. R. & N. operates six magnifi
cent trains every day between Portland
and Chicago and gives you the choice of
routes through Salt Lake, Denver, Oma
ha, Kansas City. St. Paul, Minneapolis,
St. Louis or Chicago. These are stand
ard trains, equipped with new cars, con
taining all the latest improvements.
V. A. SCHTLLING.
City Ticket Agent, SO Third street, cor
Try Allen's Feet-Ease,
A powder to ba ekio lata tb choc. Tcttr t
61 rirollen, set-roc aadbowaadfet tired eUr. If
job bar uaartlng feet or tUh aaoee. trr AlNa' root.
4 It cools tha tttt- and sftksc wCkln euj.
Care svttHea. matin tors, lnrrowlax sail, butter
and callow pou. Baucra coru sd bsaioaa of til
pais, mad eir rwt aad eos&Iort. Trr a TonxT. Sold
ty all driywliiri as& aan storm tor 36c. Trial ueb
in r&UiAddrw. Alias. 8. Ouel. I Sar.KTt.
IN THE SEVERAL COURTS
KAY TERM OF STATE CIRCUIT
COURT IS OPENED.
Graad Jtarr Mar 3fot Be Repaired
Trial Calendar Roatlae Basl-
bcii la Department.
I The May term of the State Circuit Court
I opened yesterday, and considerable busl-
' ness was done during the day. A grand
Jury was not drawn, as Judge George and
District Attorney Sewall concluded tho
criminal cases on hand can be disposed of
under the new Information statute, and
I the expense of the grand Jury saved.
i There was no grand Jury last term, and
' this body will probably not be called into
l use so frequently as formerly. The Idea
i of the new law is to expedite the trial of
cases, and to dispense with the grand
Jury, except when it Is deemed necessary.
"Will of Rachel D. Prettysiaa.
The will of Rachel D. Prettyman, de
ceased, was admitted to probate In the
County Court yesterday, and H. "W. Pret
tyman and George Suttle, named In the
Instrument, were named as executors.
The estate Is valued at 520,000, and con
sists principally of real property at Mount
THE SOLDIERS MONUMENT FUND.
Portland, Or., May I, 1900.
I hereby certify that the buttons for sale by the com
mittee of the Spanish and Filipino War Association, of
which the accompanying cut is a fac-simile, are made
from bronze Spanish cannon, surrendered to the Second
Oregon Volunteers at the capture of Manila, P. I., Aug
ust 13, 1898, and that the proceeds will be devoted to
the Soldiers' Monument Fund. The cannon from which
the buttons are made has the name "Leal" (Loyal) en
graved on it, and was cast in Spain in 1776.
Brevet Brigadier-General and Colonel
Tabor. This is devised to the husband for
life, except that Sadie Prettyman, a
daughter by adoption, is to receive the
Income semiannually, and Is given the use
of a seaside cottage at Long Beach for
life, and at the death of H. W. Pretty
man is to be paid the Income of block
6. Prettyman'e subdivision. Mount Tabor.
The executors are to Invest the money In
income-bearing property on first mortgage
security, at not more than one-third of
the value of the property. "When the es
tate is distributed upon the death of the
devisees, the Methodist Episcopal Church
at Mount Tabor, the Women's Home Mis
sion Society, and the "Women's Foreign
Missionary Society of tho Methodist Epis
copal Church are to recelvo one-sixth I
each of the estate, and the Baby Home
and Florence Crlttcnton Refuge Home, of
Portland, one-fourth each. Some trinkets
are bequeathed to sisters, and Grace Van
devert. a sister, at Salem, Or., is devised
the interest of the testatrix In the estate
of her father, "William A. Vandevert, de
ceased. Trial Calendar.
Judge Sears yesterday called the trial
calendar and set cases for trial in the fol
lowing order, the cases to be apportioned
between Departments 1, 2 and 4:
May S State of Oregon vs. J. Andregy
and J. Loudie, Byl vs. Young, H. Good
man vs. H. H. Emmons ct al., P. Chap
eron vs. Portland General Electric Com
pany. May 9 Julia Goodman vs. H. H. Em
mons et al., S. H. Gruber vs. Commercial
& Savings Bank.
May 10 Emily J. Schneider vs. Anna
Danner, L. "W. "Watts vs. William Fra
zler. Lusetta P. Beers vs. Robert Hanlln
May 11 H. H. Smith vs. Willamette &
Columbia River Towing Company, State
of Oregon vs. Henry Wilson, Sarah M.
Crosby vs. Frazler & McLean.
May 14 L. Thompson vs. J. H. Hubbard,
May 15 Fannie M. Oliver vs. H. Llebes
& Co.. H. W."Cook vs. Citizens' Bank.
Moro Mercantile Company vs. S. Jamooka,
Jano Tucker, administratrix, vs. Northern
Pacific Railway Company, continued In
definitely. May 1G Anna Bauman vs., O. H. Crabb,
W. G. Eaton va. Southern Pacific Com
pany. May 18 W. M. La Force vs. A. Llpp
man. George H. Kllner vs, Robert Gray,
J. M. Selover vs. William Frazler, Sher
iff, et al.
May 22 Chung Jung vs. Loul Kim, Da
vid Brand vs. C H. Baker.
Judge Cleland has set cases for trial in
Department No. 3 as follows:
May R Pacific States Saving & Loan
Association vs. A. M. Spurrier et at
May 9 D. R. Hawkins vs. A. Donner
berg et aL
May 10 Merchants National Bank vs.
A. T. Nlcklln et al.
May 12 A. Jones vs. A. Jones. Rachel
Hill vs. Fred Hill. E. C. King vs. Florence
King, G. W. Cornelius vs. M. Cornelius,
B. R, Kellogg vs. George R. Kellogg. J.
A. Braun vs. Crlstlna Braun.
May 15 United States Mortgage Com
paiy vs. P. A. Marquam et al.
May IS W. E. Bralnard vs. Nancy Han
son et al.
May 19 Ed J. Marlon, vs. Sadie Marlon.
May 22 S. P. Goodwin vs. Alice Good
win. Other cases will be set later on.
Xevr Trial Denied.
Judge Frazer yesterday denied a motion
for a new trial in the case of C. W.
Eman against Dr. M. A. McLaughlin,
and granted Judgment on the verdict for
tho plaintiff for J2175. The defendant
asked and woe granted SO days' time to
file a bill of exceptions for an appeal to
the Supreme Court. This is a damage
case for malicious prosecution and Judge
Frazer, at the conclusion of the trial. In
structed the Jury In favor of Eman to
the effect that there was want of prob
able cause for his arrest by McLaughlin.
Eman beat the criminal case, so this was
bis second victory.
In the suit of Skamania Logging Com
pany vs. Inman, Poulsen & Co., judg
ment on the verdict was granted, and a
motion for a new trial was denied. The
defendant took 20 days to prepare an ap
peal to the Supreme Court. The contro
versy concerns the quality and value of
eome logs. A compromise verdict for the
plaintiff was rendered, but the defendant
thinks it was far too large an amount.
The 26th account of D. P. Thompson and
W. F. Burrell, executors of the will of
M- S. Burrell, deceased, covering the pe
riod from May 1 to October SL 1SS9, was
approved. The receipts were TT0.114 from
loans called in, etc., and balance on hand
$42,304. making a total of JH9.47S. The
disbursements were JS1.7G3.
L. M. Parrish, executor of the will ot
Matthew Patton, deceased, was authorized
to sell lots 3, 7 and 8, block 21, M. Patton
addition, for $808, to "YT. M. Gregory, and
to receive $150 cash and the receipt of
Gregory for the fins, of George, Gregory
& Dunlway, for 5459. in full for attorney
fees for services rendered to the estate.
The sale by C. N. Johnson, executor of
the estate of Cordelia Johnson, deceased,
of lots 1 and 2. block GS, -Couch addition,
to TV. E. Robertson, for" 15750, was con
firmed. The sale by Pauline Rolosky, guardian
of Moses and Samuel Rolosky, minors, of
land, for $700, was confirmed.
ReEgk en Chan Sins'.
Chan Sing, a Chinese gardener, has Tllfi
costs to pay on account of a reversal bj
the Supreme Court -of a Judgment ob
tained by him nearly two years ago, in
the State Circuit Court. The mandate of
the higher court wai entered yesterday.
Chan Sing's vegetable garden was dam
aged by an overflow of the Tanner-Creek
sewer. The Jury In the lower court gave
him a -verdict for $4SS. The Supremo
Court ordered a retrial on account of some
errors of the trial Judge, and taxed the
costs to the Celestial, who doubtless by
this time has not .very exalted opinion
of American justice.'
The following persons were excused from
serving as Jurors: Philip Neu, Sam "Wag
ner, because of too much work; Charles
Fernau and J. J. Kadderly, er-flremen:
TV. M. "Wilder, on account of the illness
of his wife. Henry Hewitt was. excused
on nwonnt of Illness for one week: Ed
ward Renter, an ex-fireman, was excused; t
Second Oregon Infantry, TJ. S. "V.
with button or pin back.
347, Portland, Oreaon.
J. W. Slngletary. A. W. Beldlng, T. AJ
Garbade, James Young, H. J. White, Ru
fus Ball and Peter J. Flynn were ex
cused because they cannot spare time
from their occupations, and several of
them arc alone In business. J. Blaln is
not naturalized, and Thomas Moar and
H. W. Wallace were not found. M. A. M.
Ashley was excused for two weeks be
cause of the death of his father, and H.
W. Fries was excused on account of Ill
ness. Carl Nellson was excused for one
week, and S. C. Foley Is dead.
Xetv Ruling Made.
Judge Sears yesterday allowed the mo
tion for a Jury trial In the case of Luset
ta P. Beers against Robert Hanlln, C A.
Aylsworth, garnishee, and set the case
for Thursday. Mrs. Beers holds a Judg
ment agalnet Hanlln for $300 In a dam
ago suit, and Is endeavoring to prove that
he has assets. In order to collect It. The
decision of the court permitting a Jury
to determine a garnishment proceeding is
new, as heretofore the practice has been
to try such cases without a Jury as an
equity suit. Judge Searo held that, ac
cording to a certain section of the statute,
a Jury is allowed.
Martin J. Gartner and M. Gartner were
admitted to citizenship by Judge Sears yes
terday An order of default was entered In the
divorce suit of X. M. Singleton vs. Nancy
Singleton for want of answer by the
In the divorce suit of W. S. Branch
flower against Mary B. Branchflower, a
motion to strike out parts of the com
plaint was allowed by Judge Cleland yes
terday. R. A. Frame pleaded guilty In Judge
Bellinger's Court yesterday to a charge of
sending prohibited matter through the
malls, and was sentenced to pay a fine of
$350, and the costs of the prosecution.
J. A. Cox. of Gates. Marlon County, la
borer, yesterday filed a petition In bank
ruptcy In the United States Court. His
liabilities amount to about 41O00, and he
has no assets, all his property having been
assigned for the benefit of his creditors,
some time ago.
LAST LECTURE IN COURSE.
Close of Cathedral Class Studies of
"Old "World Shrine."
The series of studies on "Old World
Shrines," which has been conducted by
the Cathedral class of the First Presby
terian Church during the past Winter,
will conclude tfils evening, when Dr. Mor
rison will give his lecture on "Historic
London." The marked success which at
tended the first season of the Cathedral
class, when a series of studies on Euro
pean cathedrals was pursued, has been
duplicated this year also. The Interest
aroused was attested by the large and
cultured audiences which eagerly attend
ed on each successive evening. It is the
general consensus of opinion, expressed
by a large and representative part of the
community, that theee studies have been
highly interesting and instructive, giving,
as it were, to those' who have not had
the privilege or the time to visit these
famous spots, the opportunity of familiar
izing themselves with all their beauties,
through the eye and the ear, under the
guidance of those who have visited the
places under consideration.
Emboldened by this success, the man
agement has in store for the people of
Portland a great treat, which is to come
off on the 22d of May, as a winding-up of
their second season's course.
A costly and superb collection of colored
slides, made from the famous paintings
of J. James Tlssot, illustrating the Ufa
of Christ, has been obtained from the
makers in Philadelphia, who have the ex
clusive right of reproducing these pictures
in the United States. When the original
paintings wero exhibited in Paris and
later in London and New York, a pro
found impression was produced at the
marvelous work of this distinguished
He spent 10 years In Palestine studying
the localities and the peoples, their cus
toms and dress, and. above all, the color
ing, before he attempted to put his brush
to the canvas and evolve his conceptions
of the various incidents connected with
the life of Christ.
This will be the first time that these
pictures will be presented on the Coast,
and the slides used will reproduce the
paintings In their original coloring. Rev.
Edgar P. Hill, D. D.. will have charge
of the evening. As there ore quite a num
ber of course tickets sold, there will only
be room for a certain number over and
above the regular course ticket-holders.
There will be a lhnlted, number of tickets
for the "Tlssot evening" on sale tonight
at the door only, and, to avoid disap
pointment, it will be advisable for those
who Intend being present to secure their
tickets at once.
MORTGAGE ON BOARDING-BOMB
CUT DOWN $1100 IN ONE YEAR.
Reports Shewed That the Affairs
"Were Mere Prospereas Than
Ever Before NeTT Ofleen.
Tho annual meeting of the Portland
"Women's Union- was held yesterday after
noon "at the Boarding-Home, 510 "Flanders
street. The following reports for &
year were read and approved:
In reviewing the history of the union
for the past year. I am pleasantly Im
pressed by the fact that everything which
has been done will appear to the best ad
vantage in the records of the different
committees. There has been great activity
In every department, and those In charge
feel that great progress was made. "We
gratefully acknowledge that encouraging
results have been obtained by some new
plans of work taken up this year. "We
owe much to the-friends of the -union, who,
by their generosity, made it possible for
us to decrease our Indebtedness. "We are
greatly obliged to our superintendent, Mrs.
George, who, with her noble ChrisUan
character, shown at all times in her dally
intercourse with the young women In the
boarding-house, has won the love and es
teem of all who have known her. As
president I feel grateful to all the mem
bers of the board for their hearty co
operation and for the perfect harmony
that has existed in all the departments of
our work, for without this harmony wa
could not have acconpl!shcd the work
we have to show you today in our reports.
It is with regret that the board received
the resignation of Mrs. Cremen, ur faith
ful treasurer, some months ago; but by
an urgent request she consented to con
tinue the work until the close of the year.
Taken all In all, we have every reason
for" encouragement In our endeavors and
there seems to be a fuller comprehension
of the purposes and alms of this organiza
tion, and I make bold to express the con
fident hope that we may still have greater
success to report at our next annual meet
ing. Respectfully submitted,
MRS. C. R. TEMPLBTON.
President "Women's Union.
The recording secretary reported that
12 monthly and four quarterly meetlng3
had been held, with unusually full attend
ance. The membership or the union now
numbers about 380.
Cash on hand. May L 1899 ? 40 11
Donations to Kitchen garden si to
Board 4533 10
Dues 239 30
"Woman's Exchange -50 31
Mortgage fund 113) 25
Total $123 15
Furniture J 142 50
Interest 194 00
Kitchen garden 87 00
Repairs and Improvements, real es
tate, bills payable 1100 CO
Current expenses 3749 99
Printing and advertising. 40 23
Total $6014 45
Cash on hand 11170
Amount of indebtedness 2900 CO
Report of Hoanekold Committee.
In making the report of another year,
we, the Household Committee, feel that
good work has been done even better
than last year. Our guests item happier,
and they have increased in number.
Should this continue, we can safely say
this Union will be self-supporting, thus
attaining a long-workcd-for object.
We have reported monthly the many
needed improvements made, and we
should like all members to visit the
Women's Union and see these things for
themselves. We now have an assistant
to the superintendent. It being found nec
essary to increase our force. We cannot
say enough of the valuable service of our
superintendent, Mrs. George. To her co
operation, kindness and efficient manage
ment is due much of our success.
A long report might be given of the
work done, but we simply call attention
to the result 1. e.. we have no bills, our
guests are comfortable, the house is in
a better condition than ever before.
Suroly. this Is a step forward, and should
be very encouraging to all members of
In closing, would say that we, as a
committee, feel, very grateful to be able
to report so good a year. Respectfully
ANNIE A. BUCHANAN, Chairman.
A report -of the industrial school was
made by Miss Martha Hoyt. For the past
few months the kitchen garden has had a
competent supply, and the work done in
the school has been very satisfactory.
During the year there have been two
gifts of (50 each for the use of the kitchen
garden and sewing school. The fair given
at Mrs. Livingston's by some little girls
netted a good sum, and helped In buying
material and carrying on the schools.
The children are interested, and in many
ways express to the teachers their grati
tude. These schools educate these chil
dren In all the departments of housekeep
ing and sewing.
Mrs. Hawkins, who has charge of the
physical culture class, gave a very charm
ing talk on the work she has been doing
at the Boarding Home. The class ex
presses its appreciation by always greet
ing ber with a full attendance.
Mrs. S. R. Johnston made the follow
ing report for the Woman's Exchange:
Consignors' fees 2 CO $535 10
Expenses $10 90
Treasurer 54 C-4
Remittances 477 29 542 S3
Balance on hand $ 13 27
Mrs. H. L. Pltock reported for the
Subscriptions solicited for extin
guishment of debt on property.. ..$1223 75
Dues collected 40 CO
Pledges yet unpaid 299 50
Debt on property May 1, 1899 4000 CO
Debt on property May 7, 1900 2900 00
The annual election of officers for the
ensuing year resulted as follows: Pres
ident. Mrs. C. R. Templeton; first vice
president, Mrs. P. F. Morey; second vice
president, Mrs. John Connor; treasurer,
Mrs. William Macmaster; recording secre
tary. Mrs. T. Y. Hamilton; corresponding
secretary, Mrs. W. L. Brewster; new di
rectors. Mrs. W. A. Buchanan, Mrs. Wal
lace McCamant Mrs. William McRae.
After all business was transacted, a so
cial hour was spent, discussing plans for
Road "Worlc Around Greaham Other
GRESHAM. Or., May 7. County Com
missioner Steele was in Gresham Sunday
and conferred with Road Supervisors Con
ley, Cleveland and Littlepage In regard to
road work in this section. They went over
a great portion of the sections now being
Improved by Conley and Cleveland, and
Mr. Steele said he was. very wel satisfied
with what had beed done this year, and
said he hoped the efforts of the county
board and the supervisors would meet with
the approval of the public. The most Im
portant matter connected with Mr. Steele's
presence Sunday was the decision to con
tinue work on the Section Line ioad. and
open It through from Grcsham to the
Troutdale road. The continuation will
end at the Kuntz place, and the section
will be grubbed and graded during the
next three months and graveled In the
Fall. This improvement will be In Mr.
Cleveland's district, besides which he Is
now busy looking after other divisions. Ha
now has seven teams and about 20 men at
work on the piece of road from Sycamore
to the Powell Valley road. They are
cutting down a steep hill, which will Jso
Why trffl with health
whmm the easiest and
surest help is tlm b&st
Scnowm mmdidno in tho
j Lydk E, rlftkham's Vejctafek Cempotd
Is known svarywh&re and
thousands of woman hava
Mean our od of serious kki
ney derangements by K
Mrs. Pinkham's moth"
ode have the ' endorse"
meat of the mayor, the
postmaster and ethers of
her own city.
Her medicine has the
endorsement of an un
numbered multitude of
grateful wonien whose
letters are constantly
printed in this paper,
Every woman should read
Mr3m Pinkham advises
suffering women free of
ohargem Her address is
be graveled this year. Supervisor little
page is also busy with road work, his most
Important Job being the opening of the
Rathbunson road south from the Sandy
bridge. It will be fully Improved. He
hag Just finished planking the road from
Powell "Valley to the Base Line, over
which the tie teams from eight sawmills
pass. The travel over this road Is so very
heavy that gravel will not do. besides, the
mills assist In the Improvement. Another
important part ot Sunday's conference re
lated to tho work on the bicycle paths
along the Baje Line, which aro under Mr.
Conleys supervision. Mr. Steele is very
anxious that the paths should be finished
as soon as possible, and gave directions
to push their construction to the fullest
extent. Eight teams have been employed
so far, but Supervisor Snuffln, of tha
Mount Tabor district, was directed to send
four more to Mr. Conley's assistance, and
they will begin work thl3 morning. The
paths are finished from Mount Tabor out
as far as the Reams place, nearly eight
miles from the city, but from there the
work is much harder and it will be sev
eral weeks before the paths are completed
the remaining seven, miles along the Base
FaBeral of V. A. DajTaon,
The funeral of V. A. Daymen took
place Saturday afternoon from his late
residence, near Terry, Rev. David Cjthey,
of the Free Methodist church, officiating
The remains were Interred iat VSH Hall
cemetery, by the side of his wtt, wfco died,
tho IStb. of March, last.
Mt CoBtwwt Xet.
Captain T IvBrm has let the con
tfict for clearlif thfa last 21 acres of bl3
farm, at the 12-mIIe corner. A section ot
five acres will be finished this week, after
which It will be plowed and kept In Sum
mer fallow until ready for next year's
crops. The 21 acres will be treated In
the same way as fast as small sections are
cleared, and by next year the entire farm
of 75 acres will be In thorough cultivation.
It Is now all enclosed with a substantial
The Ingle property, at Falrview, was
sold on Saturday last by Robert Livlns
stone, agent for the Oregon Mortgage
Company, to Rev. .Mr. Scott, for the sum
of $1000. The property consists of three
acres, and two houses.
Registration is progressing rapidly, and
it Is thought that nearly every voter will
be listed by the 15th. A Notary Public
Is present at all political gatherings, and
gangs of road workers are visited by one,
so that all may be registered.
Unauthorized Use of a Name.
PORTLAND. May 7. (To the Editor.)
My attention has just been called to a
political circular being circulated In this
community, in which my name Is used"
with the Oregon Native Son in such man
ner as to convey the Impression I had
signed and Indorsed It. I wish merely to
add it was done without my knowledge
or consent, tbaj: I neither know nor care
anything about the scrap, have been out
of the city several months, and beforo
leaving severed my connection with the
Native Son Publishing Company, which
institution owns no printing office, has
nothing to do with politics, and Is fight
ing nobody. WILL G. STEEL.
If Babr I Cnttlner Teeth.
B sure and us that old and well-tried rmedj
Mrs. tVlnsIow's Soothing; Syrup, for childree
trethlsir. It nnoths the child, softens the sums,
allay all cam eure wind collp and diarrhoea
DAILY METEOrtOLOGICAL REPORT.
PORTLAND. May 7.-8 P. M. Maximum
temperature. 60; minimum temperature. 53;
river rcadlnjf at 11 A. M., 12.0 feet; change In
the Itsst 21 hours. OS foot; total precipitation.
& P. M. to S P. M-. 0.70 Inch; total precipita
tion fixm Sept. 1. 1S09. 34.23 Inches; normal
precipitation from Sept- 1. 1890. 42.02 Inches;
deficiency, 7.79 Inches; total sunshine May 6,
0.00; possible sunshine ll&y G, 14 34.
WEATHER CONDITIONS u
The barometer Is highest off the Southern
California coast and lowest oer Eastern
"Washington. Moderately heavy rains have
fallen In Oregon and Washington west of the
Cascades, and cast of them, although no rain
has fallen, it Is cloudy and threatening.. Tbo
temperature has remained about stationary
during the last 24 hours.
The river at Portland will continue to rlso
at the rate of about two-thirds ot a. foot daily
for several day3, reaching a stage of 12.7 fet
Tuesday, 13.5 feet Wednesday and about 14.2
Forecasts made at Portland for the 2S hours
ending at midnight Tuesday, May S:
Western Oregon and Western Washington
Showers; westerly winds.
Eastern Oregon Showers; southerly winds.
Eastern Washington Showers and cooler;
south to west winds.
Idaho Showers and cooler In west, probably
fair in east portion; south to west winds.
Portland and vicinity Showers, with west
EDWARD P. BEALS. Forecast OSlclaL
H&a been leading coal en coast for 2u y-arr.
Pacific Coast Co., 243 WahIngton it- TeL 22.
Tor rent or ele on reasonable terms. Estates
m&cagrd as trustee or agent under ample
bond. Municipal bonds parchascd. Loans made.
W. H. FEAR. 410 Chamber oC Commerce.
On Improved city and farm property, at lowest,
current rate. Building loans. Installment
loaas. Xaemastw A Blrrell. 311 Worcester blk.
CLASSIFIED .AD. RATES
"Rooms. "Room and Beard." "Housekeer
tair Rooms. "Sl'af.tUrea Wtnled." IS wonJ x J
te;. i cents; 10 vt vj wona, -ju cents: n ta
word., 2S cents, ets. No discount for additional
UNDER ATI. OTHKR HEAD3 except "New
Today." 30 csata fcr 15 words or 1m: 18 to.29
word. 40 csrtu; 21 to 23 wonU, CO ceau. etc
flrt Insertion. Each additional trwrtloa. e
bait; no further dUcount under cna acath.
"NEW TOD.VT" fgause raeaaarc- agats). 38
eecta per Use. first Icseruoe: 10- eaaU per.Jfe-
for each additional Insertion.
ONK WEEK. COMMENCING SUNDAY. MAT
0. iiATINEE SATURDAY.
"UNCLE TOM'S CABIN."
"UNCLE TOM'S CABIN."
"UNCLE TOM'S CABIN."
"UNCLE TOM'S CAOIN.'
"UNCLE TOSl'S CABIN."
'T!n,R TfYU'Jt nATtrV"
L. R. STOCK1VELL as Lawyer iTarks. cup
portM by a superb cotnpanr Manucoth Speo-
""'r proaucuon. usual prices.
CALVTN HE1LIG. Manassr.
Thursday and Friday. May 10-11.
. ., .w . WARD AND VOKES
And tholr Forty Comecians and Pretty Girls,
In their Newest Funnyslm.
THE FLOOR WALKERS."
'THE FLOOR -WALKERS."
THE FLOOR "WALKERS."
PRICES Lower floor, except last 3 rows, 1;
last 3 rows, ,5c: balcony, first 6 rows, 75c: Usit
.....j. w. sauery. ag. seats now scllU?.
AUCTION SALES TODAT.
At 10 A "V rMM. . . a. -T
Alder and Park sts. Geo. Baker & Co., ano-
At salesroom. 411 Washington st, at 10
o'clock A. M. S. L. N. GUman. auctioneer.
A. & A. S. RITE, OREGON'
XjODGE OF PERFECTION.
NO. 1. Special xneetlcff this
evenlns at 8 o'clock. Work: In
4th. Sth and 6th degrees. By
order VEN. MASTER.
HALL EUREKA COUNCIL. NO. 204,
KNIGHTS AND LADIES OF SECURITY.
All members are requested to meet at their
hall on Tuesday. May 8, at 1 P. II. sharp, to
attend In a bodv the funeral of our late de
ceased sister, Mary X Jones.
JL-. AW II A1A.VA, U... OU j
PORTLAND CHAPTER, NO. 3) j
R. A. M. Special convocation thlaj
day (Tuesday) at 7 JO P. M. sharp.
Work Mark Master degree. Vis-1
JOHN DEMPSET, H. P.
ELLISON ENCAMPMENT. NO. L L O. O.
F. Regular meeting this (Tuesday) evening atl
8 o'clock, work in tne itoyai tnrpie cegreo.
Visitors welcome. R- OSVOLD, c r.
S. uRUTZE, Scribo.
WTNN At her daughter's residence. 25 West
Park st- north, on tho Cth lnst. Emellne E.I
Wynn. mother of Mrs. Dora J. Cameron and!
Frank wynn. agea tat years. -unerai serv
ices will b held at Trinity Church, cor. Sixtl
and Oak sts.. Tuesday, aiay a, at iu a. ax.
WATET" The funeral of the lafe Miss MaryM
Waters will be held at Flnley &. Son's cnapei.1
Third and Jefferson sts., Tuesday. May S. ati
3 P. M. Interment at Lone Fir CemeteryJ
BAXTER The funeral services of the late
Sarah E. Baxter will be held at the resl-j
dence. 501 Third St.. today at 2 P. M. Friend
Invited. Interment at Rlverview Cemetery.
EDWARD HOI.3IAS. Gntlerrnlcer. 4ti
and Yamhill sts. Itena Stlaaon, lad
aasiatant. Hotli pliones No.. SOT.
J. P. FINLBY & SON. Undertnkersj!
Lady Assistant. 275 Third st. Tel. 9)j
F. S. DUNNING, Undertaker. 414 En-d
Alder. Lady Assistant. Both. phonenJ
Floral plecesf cat flowers. Clarke
Bros. 2S0 Morrison. Eotb. paones.
Odd Fellows Cemetery Associations
SAN FRANCISCO. CAL.
If deceased was a member of any organliniB
tlon having a presiding orucer and secrctar!
the charge fcr cremation, a copper receptacll
for the ashes and organ service Is $30. Thl
same for members of the family of such del
ceased. GEORGE R. FLETCHER, bupt-
CUSHION-COVER BARGAIN I
Today we will sell fancy stamped and color
pillow ana cusnion covers (iront ana sacs;, a.
ready for etching. Six different color comblna
tlons, every one a beauty, at 19c each. Mad
ot substantial duck and drill cloth, and en
tlrely new. Ask for them at the art wor
OLDS & KING
FOR THIRTY DAYS ONLY PAINLESS
traction of teeth. 25c: no cocaine or polsonoi;
drugs; satisfaction guaranteed, or no pa
Full set of tteth. $5, 10 years' guarito
Z9L Morrison St.. near Flltn, room 8. room
Don't forget the number, room 3.
ANTON Zn-M. teacher ot violin, string qua
teta for entertainments. A. O. U. W. Temps j
Th underslsned Is now prepared to btail
houses In Irvtngton. Portland's most desira
ruDuro, on tne installment plan, wnereoy i
moutbly-.pajmenj will be ACTUALLY 1
tban'leinil charged for similar residences.
If you cannot call. Bend for circular.
C. H. PRESCOTT.
212 and 213 Chamber of Commerce.
FOii SALE HEAL ESTATE.
NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL ESTATS
I. the undersigned, as asslgneo of the Ore
Land Company, an insolvent corporatijb
offer for sale, subject to the approval sii
ratification of the honorable Circuit Court x
Marion County, Oregon, the following a
scribed lots of land In Mlnthorn addition!
the City of Portland. Or.: Lota 10. 20. ,2
JU, 34 and 35. block 14; lots zs. -u, it, -34.
35. 36. 37. 38 and 39. In bloc; 17: lour.
Z and 3. in block 41: lots I. j. i, o. u.
and 10. in block 42; lots 27. 2S. 20. 30, 31.
i3. &t. ..5. .13. 37. 33. 39. 40. 41 and 42,
block 85: lots 0. 10. 11, 12. 13. 14, 15 arl
1C. In block 43; lots :. 30, U. 44. 47 aa
43. In block 44; lots 5 and 6. in block 72; loj
10 and 41. In block 73: lots 37. as. 3J ana -u
in block 74: lots 3. 4. 16 and 17. In blol
77: lots IS and 19. in block 78: 13
17. IS. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 23. 20. 27.
S). TJ). 31 and 32. In block S2: lots 15 and
in block S7: lots 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. IS. fj
17. IS. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 2.. 23, :,- Jl
31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 3G. 37. 38, 39 and 40. 1
block SO. Terms of sale, cash In band.
wls should be sent to my address at W
burn. Marion County. Or. The said bi
will bs submitted to the court, and when e
proicd by tne court aecus win dc maac
accordance with its direction.
Assignee of tho Oregon Land Company
Washington street, house and lot, $5500.
33 1-3x100, East irront. moce-n cott
4 blocks from Hotel Jfortland. 54sw.
Corner lot. 6-room cottage. Fifth stiH
Five-room cottage, lot. 26x122. Fifth atr
St COO I
Seven-room cottage, lot 50x100 (central
East Oak. 31S"W. i
50sli0. 3 blocks from Hotel Portla-i
with two nouses, at a, bargain.
Corner lot on Second and Grant. T-i
30S-acre dtlry ranch, 13 miles from cl
ir acre. S20. I
160-acre farm on Mount Scott, per aero. S3
70xlC0, moneTi a-room cottage, on
Motrin street. J18C0.
40x100. vacant, on 13th. near Marsh
S10CO. DAVID S. STEARNS.
240 Washington otrc-eti
Il-ACRE TRACT FOX SALE. TO CLOSE
in estate. I am authorized t sell the Lcl
llg land, adjoining ths Milwaukie Sshfl
house, onft block zrem tne mam street inj
to-va of MIlTaukie. on wnlcn is tne elecl
car line. Thli land 1" all good soil,, i
frbm gravel; all li cultivation; command
fine 'view; within three Mocka of the rl
bank Any family In the Stato oC OrJ
wanting & piece of lano, with river I
street-car communication to Portland, sii
Inspect thl3 property, as it u a line sIM,
a suburban nom. '.mere is a large spnr
the place, affording tne nrst or water
sale at tne low price ot s-iuuu. much lea
acre than what the lot formerly so'd fa
Apply to C K. HENRY, 2T St3Hs