"SlfWiPpITiW iW THE MORNING OREGONIAN, WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 1900. STOREY BUYING "B002E" HIS HOS'ORA REFORM CANDIDATE NO LONGER.' Showing!! Hand in the Nortti End Work of. Central Committee Fusion Men Are Lltle. Mayor Storey's effort to break Into the good government camp and pose as a disciple of reform having conspicuously failed, he haa gone to the other extreme and i buying beer for the rounders In the North End at a rate which he evidently thinks will make him solid In that quar ter of the city. He is out every night making a good fellow of himself, and Is particularly zealtfus In distributing the pensive photographs which he had taken for the purpose of compelling the admi ration of all beholders. Callers at the City Hall usually find his chambers empty, and -when they inquire where the Mayor is, the officials of whom they make Inquiry shrug their shoulders and observe: "Politics." That Is usually all the reply that Is nec essary. During thejearly part of the cam paign, the Mayor spent much of his time among the mills, where he believed himp. self unusually strong, and -where he hoped to get all the -votes of the working men. Somehow hedld not succeed very well in the role of a friend of labor, and he has now shifted the scenes of his op erations to the saloons, where he finds fewer worfclngmen. but more people who toll nor spin not, but who are willing to Jake off their hats and chper for him when he puts up the money for the drinks. He says he Is going to be the next Mayor, and that he has a card up his sleeve, but ho doesn't say whether the card Is a deuce or' not. He has even, It Is assert ed, announced the names of the men he -will appoint on the Board of Public "Worka, and has assured the denizens of the North End that things will be all right when he Is elected. Just how he expects to make things all right, over the heads of the Police Commission, with whom he will have nothing to do, he does not say. Joe Meyer, Independent candidate for Councilman in the Third "Ward, and one of the solid six through whose efforts Storey landed In his present office. Is one of his" warm supporters, but Fred T. Merrill, another Independent candidate for the same office. In the same ward, Is not. Storey assured Merrill of his undying support, told him he (Merrill) -was just the kind of a pushing, enterprising busi ness man that was needed in the Coun cil, and promised him. that nothing would be left undone for his election. In a day or two Merrill found that Storey had sung the" same song to Meyer, and given him a further promise of support for "Auld Lang Syne." It Is also stated that Storey publicly informed several of the friends of W. F. Burrell. Republican candidate for Councilman in the Third "Ward, that It was representative young men like Burrell, men who represented property and whose Interests were the city's, who were just the kind needed in the Council, and that none would be more ready to welcome them there than the next Mayor, a dclicato allusion to himself. These things angered Mr. Merrill, when they reached his ears, and he is not now a sup porter of the Mayor's candidacy. DOING GOOD WORK. Effective Methods of Republican Stnte Central Committee. Although the Republican State Central Committee has received no money -with which to prosecute an aggressive cam paign In Oregon, it Is conducting its work systematically, and the returns from vari ous parts of the state show that its ef forts are bearing fruit. Campaign litera ture has been sent out in liberal quanti ties, and Is being placed where It will do the most good in the hands of the vot ers. Although the campaign has been quiet throughout the state, there Is a general disposition to study the issues that are at stake In both the state and Presidential elections, and the demand for literature Is almost unprecedented. The committee has sent out nearly all of the supply on hand, and will have soon to call on the Congressional campaign com mittee for a fresh stock. Questions rela tive to our new possessions are now up permost In the public mind, having largely supplanted interest In the currency Issue, and a larger number of the speeches of the ablest men In Congress touching upon this subject have been disseminated. Nearly all of the cities in the state are arranging for big Republican demonstra tions, and have applied to the central committee for speakers. In many cases a preference for some is ell-known man is expressed, and it Is always the desire of the committee to send the man who Is asked for. Other towns merely want a good speaker, and they always get one, for there are plenty of men in the Re publican ranks who are willing to give a little of their time to the Interests of their party and thoe of the Nation at large. George C. Brownell, C. W. Fulton. S. C. Spencer, C. A. Cogswell and a number of other men -have been stumping the state, and report that there Is a strong prepon derance of Republican sentiment every where. The Democrats are generally apa thetic, taking no particular interest in the state campaign, and being only luke warm In their support of Bryan. A few candidates have been out to sound the sentiment In the party, but are not enthu siastic over the result of their journeys. SUCCESS IS ASSURED. East Side Republicans Will Hold n Rousinrr Rally. The success of th big rally of the Re publicans of the four East Side wards, to be held in Gomez' Hall. Tuesday. May 22, Is already assured. Every club of the East Side, with the exception of the dis credited Roosevelt organization, will be there, and will assist in making the event one of the biggest ever held In Port land. The place of meeting Is Gomez Hall, Alblna, which is amply large to hold tho crowd that will be there, and is con veniently located with regard to street car lines. A number of well-known speakers will be heard, and will discuss issuej which are of Interest to every voter in the city. Good music will be furnished, and the programme will be so arranged as to please the audience and give them an op portunity to spend an enjoyable and prof itable evening. The committee of ar rangements is as followsr J. E. Reinkle. president of the Sellwood Republican Club, Eighth "Ward. Sam R Mason, of the Multnomah-Union Club. Ninth Ward. J. C. Jameson, president of the Alblna Republican Club. Tenth Ward. Df. L. M. Davis, .president of the Elev enth Ward Republyican Club. Richard Clinton, president general com mittee and chairman of committee on ar rangements. Finance W. W. Terry. C. N. Rankin. T. W. Vreelond and J. T. Gregg. Invitation C F. Petsch. L. H. Wells. It. H. Pomeroy, E. S. Ferguson. Harry Richmond. A. F. Nichols. M. A. McEach cn. T. A. Goffe. W. N. Jones, W. E. Spurrier, E. M. Carson. LISTLESS CAMPAIGN. Nothing Done Toward Supporting Fusion TieUct. Apparently nil that Is being done to fur ther the Interests of the hybrid Legislat ive ticket Is being done by the candidates themselves, and they are doing it in a spiritless and half-hearted sort of a way. There have been no Fusion meetings, and there are no Fusion clubs. Although some of the independent candidates have suc ceeded In breaking into one or two Re publican meetings, the Fuslonlsts have had no such luck, and tho only way they can can attention to their alleged plat form Is to buttonhole their friends on the street and force copies of It upon -them. None of them are sure of success, only one or two of them think there is a fight ing hance -tor It. Judge Thomas O'Day, who fathered the ticket In the Democratic convention. Is doing nothing to help It along, and has apparently sunk into a state, of innocuous desuetude. Some of the candidates may be seen on the street now and then talking Industriously to a few friends, but they seem unable to get the Democratic organization to help them along, and plainly feel that they are lead ing a forlorn hope. Goose Hollow Republicans. The Goose Hollow Young Men's Repub lican Club held another one of Its enthus iastic meetings last night. A good-sized crowd greeted the speTkers, and the aud ience -was entertained with good vocal music by the nev Hoodoo quartet, and Joe Kelff, a member of the club. John D. Mann -was Introduced as tho speaker of the evening, ind addressed the joung men at great length upon National ques tions, and exhorted his hearers to sus tain the policy of expansion and sound money by voting the entlro Republican Legislative ticket. The other speakers were Edward Werleln, George Stapleton and S. C. Beach. Fifth Ward Republicans. The Fifth Ward Republican Club will hold Its weekly meeting this evening in the hall on Columbia street, between Sec ond and Third. Final arrangements will NOW A RESIDENT , . i ( t BRIGADIER-GENERAL DANIEL. W. BURKE, U. S. A. Brlgadlcr-Gencral Daniel W. Burke. U. S. A., retired. Is now In Portland, where he has decided to make his future home. His wife and daughter are with him. and have already fit ted up a home at 472 Tamhlll street. General Burke is well known'in this city, having ben Inspector-General of the Oregon National Guard while stationed at Vancouver Barracks la 1MX). A little later he .icld the same offlco in the Washington National Guard, and his dili gent sen Ice with both organizations iron him many friends. Genernl Burke entered the sen ice In June. 1S3S; was appointed Second Lieutenant Second Infantry in July. 1SG2; became Captain In the Forty-fifth Infantry in 1SC7. and on the re organization of the army was transferred to the Fourteenth Infantry in 1SC3. He was sta tioned at Vancouver Barracks for several years, while the late General John Gibbon com manded the Department of the Columbia; was made Major of the Twenty-third Infantry In August. 1S04; Lieutenant-Colonel of the Eleventh Infantry in 1807; Colonel of the Seven teenth Infantry in September. 1800, and Brigadier-General. U. S. A, in October, 1803, when he was placed on the retired list at bis own request, after 40 years' service, under section 1, act or June 30. 1SS2. General Burke was brevetted Major during the Civil War for gallantry at Gettysburg, ana -wears a'Covernrsent medal of honor awarded him for distinguished gallantry in action at Shepherdstown Tord, W. "Va., September 20.1852. voluntarily attempting Jo spike a. gun In the face of the enemy whllo sen in? as First Sergeant Company B, Second Infantry. He serred with distinction in the Spanish war. and subsequently commanded the District of Ponce and tho port of San Juan. Porto Rico. be completed for the great rally to be held a week from tonight. The old Me chanics' Pavilion, on Third and Clay, has already been secured for the occasion, and the addition of a number of arc lights have been contracted for. It Is the Intention of the club to have the big meet ing of the year, and It will probably be so. In the campaign of 1ES5, the same club held a rally In the old Congregational Church, on Second and Jefferson, which can be taken by tKose who remember as what to expect next Wednesday. Seventh Ward Republicans. This evening there will be Jhe usual large turn-out at their hall on Corbett and Bancroft avenue. Several of the promi nent candidates are Invited. Mr. Swail and Mr. Gay -will address the members, and Mr. Stapleton. who, though not a candidate, is one of the most fluent speak ers, will speak on the general Issues. There will be good music as usual. ri... ,m., .,.., ' teau district fruit Is in excellent condl- Clnb Meeting Postponed. , t,rn The fln?t strawberrIes were dipped Owing to the fact that there Is to be a f rom Hood River on the Sth Inst, and grand Republican rally and mass meet- j from Southern Oregon at about the same Ing on the East Side next Tuesday even- time. The cold rains and frosts of April lng. the next regular meeting of the Al- j damaged fruit very extensively In the blna Republican Club, In the Tenth Ward, Willamette and Rogue River Valleys. Ap will be omitted, and the members-'will pies have suffered the least and bid fair bottle up their enthusiasm and wad for , the grand rally on the 22d. DAILY CITY STATISTICS. Real Estate Transfers. Sam Rosenblatt et al. to C. W. Boost S. lot 2. block 2. Port land; May 10' 5CC00 00 Charlotte Leabo to Sterling M. Xeabo. and Grace Lcabo. lot L block 1. Leabo addition: May 15.. 1 CO i I,? Hanson! lot block lE I localities. Prent indications point to a Couch's addition; May"l2 2SM 00 larpe crop of apples, cherries and late Louisa Prasp to Charles Cramer, i strawberries, part of lot at Seventh and Harrl J Rural. Coos County, W. H. Wlgant A son streets: May 15.......... 100 wet and cold week, with heavy winds Charles Cramer to Louisa Prasp. irom the somh. Spring wheat and barley JoWh'ieLl'ilfrtoS.-a "".look fine. Oat, and garden truck Ipok Carter, lote SS. 40. 41. block 1. Fair- lc11- We need more sunshine. Corn p'ant- field: May 7 HK) 03 ' ln has commenced. Early potatoes look Sheriff for H. S. Hunter to Sunny- well, but the fruit crop io going to be side Land Improvement Co., lot . light 5. block :. Sunnyslde- May 1!.... 7 30 Bay Cty. Tillamook County. Captain J. Laura M. Gammans and G. G. Gam- , T Tv,,Tt iir, nt,U L,t- mans to Michael Donohue. lot block 3, Lincoln Park; "May 11 275 00 Marriage Licence. Henry 3. Schmeltxer, aged 3 (Durnngo County, Colorado). Bertha A. Bredemclcr, aged IS; G. M. Harris. 33, Rose VJck rey, 23. Dcntfca. ' May IS Wallace TV. Klrkwood, aged 32 years 11 months, Seattle. Wash.; abscesF. May IS Mrs. Lena Henderson, aged "24 years S months, 376 Rosv street; cerebro spinal meningitis. Contaslonit Disease. Georgia Fitch, 100 North Grand avenue; diphtheria. If you are tired taking the large, old fashioned, grininc nllls. try Carter's Lit tle Liver Pills, and take some comfort A man can't stand everything. OREGON CROP BULLETIN WEEKLTvREPOET OF. THE AGRI CULTURAT DEPARTMENT. Conditions Are Generally Favorable Hops Improved and. Doing Well Grains and Grasses. United States Department of Agricul ture, Oregon section, climate and crop service. Weather Bureau, crop bulletin for tho week ending May 14: Genernl Summary. The week has not been quite as warm c the previous one. and the deficiency Is j due to cloudiness, which lowered the day temperatures, ane uignis, minougu changeable, have averaged warmer than usual at Ihi season of the year. The day temperatures west of the Cascades ranged i between 54 degrees and 68 degrees, and the t night temperatures between 40 degrees j nnd Zi degrees,. East of the mountains the variations for day temperatures were between 4S- dcgrcesand 73 degrees, and for night temperatures between 34 degrees and 55 degrees. Showery conditions have pre--valled during tho entire week. Showers, attended by thunder. -weTO general Thurs day, and in some sections the downpour of rain was excessive. Upward growth of all kinds has been OF PORTLAND. somewhat checked through lack of sun phlne. Fall-sown wheat, as a whole. Is In fine condition, although a number of cor respondents .complain, in districts west of the Cascades, of Its turning yellow. Both rye and wheat are heading Jo the Columbia River Valley. Spring wheat Is germinating and stooling nicely, as the TfAfl I VlT V)ft? TtK.An vamt ? V.1. r. growth of this kind. Considerable flax has been sown under very favorable con ditions. Oats and barley are doing nlcf ly. except that In the plateau district cut worms have injured some fields of barley. Corn planting Is nearly fln'.shed and the early planted Is up and being cultivated. Tho condition of hops has Improved and they are now doing fairly well. Potato planting continues, and vegetables of all kinds are very promising. Pasturage and grassoi are in fine condi tion, and a good hay crop Is almost a cer tainty. In Southern Oregon alfalfa Is I nearly ready to cut. j In tho Hoed River "Valley and the pla- to be a full crop. The French and Silver prunes are also doing fairly well, but the Italians have been badly damaged, and af the meet only from one-third to one-half a crop need be expected. Peaches have also been badly damaged, and to a lcat?er extent pears and cherries. Conwt District. Tillamook. TIJIamook County, F. 31. Lamb More or less rain every day dur- i lng the last week. Splendid growth In all I vegetation. Prunes and plums seriously damaged; perhar a total failure In many were stopped by the cold, stormy weather Of stone fruits damaged, prunes and plums have suffered the meet Very few cherries have fallen. Young corn and beans are a sickly yellow. Late apples are held bick by the cold weather we have had thia week. "Willamette Valley. Aurora, Marion County. C D-. F. Wll ron The week has been cool and showery. Everything Is making good growth. There has been no back-set to any croD that I know of. Potatoes are yet to be planted. Graeme. Clackamas County. Dan Stahl necker Fall wheat in thte locality Is looking very yellow on account o the late Spring rain. Wheat on the lowlands Is In bad condition; on the highlands It if doing better. There wjll be a short crop of hops in this locality, about half of I -most of the yards having- failed to come up, and" whatare up are Tory small. Pas tures In poor co edition. Thurston, Lane County, O. A. McMahon Weather warm, with frequent showers. AIL. kinds of vegetation In fine condition, except Fall wheat which needs sunshine badly. Italian prunes are almost a fail ure: Petltcs and Silvers are a full crop. Corn to up and 5ome are culiJvatlng.vl Sheep-shearing aoout, aone, wita a uno clip. Grass very gooC Stock In fine condition. Buxton, Washington County, S. Pa-j ley Rain every day during week; ground' very vret and roads 6ail. A big crop of hay certain. Everything .planted, except lale potatoes. Gardens look -well. Soatlicrn OreKon. Wlldervllle. Josephlns County, J. M. Hoxle A very heavy thunder storm, with heavy rain, occurred here on the 9th. Tho week was very showery. Rains have given a big etart to 'rats-sown grain, and there are the best prpsTiecta for the larg est hay and -grain cropn we have had for several yars. Corn is making rapid growth and has a splendid color. Melrose, Douglas County,. ""Henry Scott The week has been, cool and ehowery. The weather could not be more favorable for all vegetation. Strawberries are ripe. Garden truck Is plentiful. Corn Is all In the ground; some potatoes are planted. The season to date Is all that could be wished. Kcrby, Josephine County, A. Morrison A fine thunder Etorm passed over on May 9th, giving thirsty -vegetation a thorough wetting, which will be good for two weeks. Range In fine condition. Frosts have injured the fruit to a considerable ex tent Wild blackberries will be abund ant Other wild fruit not hurt Columbia Rlvr Valley. Hood River, Wasco County, P. D. H!n richs Corn and potatoes are being cul tivated, but it Is cold. We need rain and warm weather. Strawberries are ripen-Ing-slowly, and the proepects are good fora heavy crop. The range is beginning to dry up. Wheat and rye have headed and are ready to be cut for hay. Pendleton, Umatilla County, H. J. Tay lorThe week has been cool. Wheat and barley doing fine. Fall wheat stands two feet "high, and Spring wheat and barley six inches. But little wheat heading. Fall barley headed and In fine condition. Fruit alL right so far. Late gardens coming up. Lexington. Morrow County, Edwin R. Beach All vegetation grew rapidly during the -week. Grain is all growing finely and tlolrg -well; where very thick it puckered sl'ghtly during 'first part of the week. Fruit of all kinds doing finely. Plntenu Region. Summerville, Union County, J. H. Colt The weather has been .very changeable during tho last,, week. There were two pretty warm days, followed by thunder showers, accompanied by hail. Copious rain fell on the last two days, which were rather coo. Grain and grass growing fine. No frost here. Some snow on the Tnoun tatns. The, majority .of people have about flntohed seeding. Baker City, Baker County, W. C. Mc Guiness Rain of the Uth and 12th was of benefit to every growing Jhlng in this section. Minimum temperature of 35 de grees on 7th Inst did no damage, as Ihe weather "was cloudy. Pasturage good. Haines Baker County, J. K. Fisher The week has been favorable for all kinds of grain, except barley; the cloudy weath er gives the cutworms a good chance to Injure It which they are doing to some extent Spring wheat Is doing well, and has a good growth fcr this time of the year. There have been, good showers, and everything looks well. EDWAfRD A. BEALS. Section- Director, Portland, Or. TWO HOLD-UPS. Footpads Operating on Both. Sides -of the River. Two daring hold-ups took place last night The first was near Grand avenue and East Burnslde street, In which a Mr. Williams, -working In a grocery store la the Burkhard block, lost a fine gold watch. Both of the highwaymen wore masks, presented pisjols and demanded all the groceryman possessed, which he turned over to them. Fortunately, his loss In cash was much lighter than the victim of tho footpads on the West Side about an hour later. The East Side hold up occurred at 10:30. At 11:40 Bruce Kaltz, In the mailing and advertising department of the Meier & Frank Company, and one of the well known members of the Second Oregon Volunteers, was told to starid and deliver whllo passing the corner of Sixth and Taylor streets. Mr. Kaltz gazed calmly down the muzzles of two revolvers of large caliber, while the highwaymen took from his pocket between $4 and S in money and a gold watch that he treas ured highly. His last cent gone, he po litely asked tho highwaymen if they would lend him 5 cents on which to ride home, but he was told that he was a husky fellow -who could walk the distance. Neither of these two fellows was masked, but it is the belief of the officers that the same men did both jobs. Some Japanese 'Cnrlos. Pendleton Ea-jt Oregonlan. E. T. Judd, while In Japan on his re cent tour, collected eome very rare curios and works of art. which ha has In his rooms In the Judd block. There are ex quisitely carved figures In Ivory, show ing the skill of the Japanese carver. One, in particular. Is very interesting In that It illustrates the small compensation ex pected by artisans In that country. It is a delicately carved ball of two Inches diameter, which was hollowed out In side being a ship in full salL Eighteen months were consumed In Its making, the workman being willing to ply his vo cation for from C to S cents a day. The most Interesting of the curios is TWO NEW YORKERS. N One Gives the Other a Unndy Lift. Mr. E. C. Hazard, one of the oldest and best-known wholesale grocers In New York, has for many years given his at tention to the preparation of fine food del icacies. He has a farm and experiment station down on Staicn Island, where the famous Shrewsbury Ketchup, Burnt Onion Sauce, Shrewsbury Mushrooms and other delicacies are prepared In a most skill ful manner. One evening last Autumn, while on his way home, Mr. H. sstt with iOne of the of ficials of the N. J. C. Railroad, who seemed to be living with one foot In tho grave stomach so badly disordered that nothing would digest It seemed only a question of a few weeks, at most, when death would come. "Mr. Hazard Insisted upon taking the gentleman to his housa and giving him a package of Grape-Nuts breakfast food, which Is manufactured by the Postum Cereal Company, at tho pure-food factor ies at Battle Creek. Mich., a food which Mr. Hazard had besn using nt his own table for a long tlm3, greatly to his ben efit "Ho told the gentleman that he could get well In a few -Greeks by the use of perfectly prepared food of this eort, and would never forget the day when he first tried Grape-Nuts. The prediction came true; the official Is pot only alive today, but Is In better health than he has expe rienced for many j'tiars, all of which he attributes to ihe us of Grape-Nuts and from the advice of Mr. Hazard." There are two reasons for this. In the firet place, Grape-Nuts are made from cer tain selected portions of wheat and barley that contain phosphate of potash and albumen which Nature uses in the hu man system to make up the' gray matter In the brain and .nerve centers through out the body. The nervous system directly controls the digestive machinery arid the brain controls the workin? and xaoney-maklng power. Mr. Hazard knows this, from his knowledge of foods and from his own -experience with Grape-Nuts, Therefore -when he took the railway official in charge, he knew exactly what he was doing, and the result proved tho correctness of his j knowledge. NEW BUSINESS REPORTED FOR YEAR 1899: THE MUTUAL LIFE g? OFrNEV YORK NEW YORK LIFE Including-impaired nttr jurift Lire or sub -standard lives EQUITABLE - The Mutual Life Is the only one of these three companies that docs not insure impaired lives. , - If you are desirous of insuring In a Company that requires a most thorough medical examina tion and accepts only carefully selected and un impaired lives, application may be made to SHERWOOD GILLESPY, General Agent WILLIAM S. POND. State Manager " ' t G. RosenWatt and Thomas H. Strowbridge, Special Agents PORTLAND, OREGON a clock 180 years old, which Mr. Judd found In a Japanese curio shop. The clock is two feet long, about two inches wide, and one and one-half Inches deep. Its mechanism Is very peculiar. Instead of by a dial with hands, the time Is told by an Indicator that moves downward along the side of a strip on which are the figures from one to twelve, with the half hours also shown. The striking con trivance Is In the weight It must be wound up every twelve hours. Mr. Judd was assured by the Ameri can consul that the clock was most prob ably as old as was cla'lmed, 180 years. INVESTMENT PLAN. Million In Great Northern Stoclc for Employes. Bomo time ago the Great Northern per fected a, plan, to. enable Its employes to acquire stockln the company for Invest ment To carry out? the scheme, ?1.000,000 In stock Is set aside, againstwhlch cer tificates are Issued In multiples of $10. Upon these certificates the holders will dr&TV 7 per cent Interest In dividends as often as they are declared. An employe may buy certificates to the amount of $10 and upward, according to his mean?, provided he has 'been In the employ of the company three years and Is not re ceiving more than 53000 per year for his services. Should he sever his connection with the road or wish to -withdraw his investment he may do so at any time, receiving the full amount of the dividends accrued at that date. He has no interest In the premium value of the stock, and In this he is more fortunate than the stock speculator, for his returns are as great on the par valuation of the stock at $100 per share as 1 that of the specu lator who pays $155 per share. The pre mium pays no dividend in either case. The scheme offered by the Great North ern to its 15,000 employes Is to encourage them to cave their money and to -Insure them a safe Investment at a high rate of Interest Xlnllrond Ifotea. Newell Pettee, of Seattle, traveling pas senger agent of the Union Pacific, -was in the city yesterday. General Agent Head, of the Omaha, Is fitting up his new offices, at 243 Alder street very -tastefully. Commercial Agent Trumbull and Travel ing Freight Agent O'Reilly, of the Illinois Central, are in Huntington. Manager Koehler and General Freight and Passenger Agent Markham. of the Southern Pacific, are Jn San Francisco. Omar Khayyam on Socialism. Talk! but Old Nature sings her worldly Ode To selfishness, fresh from the Mother Lode. O mortal hearts, in syncopated Beats. Ton throb and throb for Self in your Abode! To Some Utopia's cherished Dreams are real. And Altruism Is the Bean Ideal; But Weal is sometimes -but & common Woe, Though posed as euphemlstlo Common Weal. Vogue Socialists decide for mutual Pelf. But Sens appeals unto the Court of Self Drink, pretty Creature, drink. Elixir's Life, The Hour is needy you for great Allah's shelf. Shall would-be Sages picking Running Mate, Or in ray mentaV' Kingdom-make a Date? Not If old Nisi Prlus knows herself, Methinks she knows my proper Tete a Tete. Take now, my Dove, with me -al fresco Flyers, Our Automobile waits with bloated Tires. Some hot Tamales and a Jug of Wine, And Thou I for Thee alone my Heart aspires. Hi F. Rodney. Cdars Twenty Centnrles Old. John Mulr In April Atlantic. Some cedars are undoubtedly more than 2000 years old. For, though on good mo raine soil they will grow about as fast as oaks, on bare pavements and smooth ly glaciated overswept granite ridges in the Dome region they grow extremely slowly. Ono on the Starr King PJdge, only 2 feet 11 Inches In diameter, Was 1140 years old. Another on the same ridge, only 1 RELIABLE REPUTABLE RESPONSIBLE Full Set of Teeth $5 NO PLATES fk& GUARANTEE ) , With a Protective Guarantee for 10 years New York Dental Parlors Hours 8 to 8; Sundays 10 to 4, 4th an J Morrison Sts. . Portland, Or. Branch Office. 723 Market St., San Francisco. SS" lv-frrt anil unlm. paired lives-only $162,870,679 202,309,080 Deducting policies Issued and not -tACTi-i nirt paid for 1 49,73 1 ,9 10 foot 7J4 Inches In diameter, had reached the age of 834 .years. The first 15 Inches from the bark of a medium-sized tree, 6 feet In diameter, on the North Tenaya pavement had 859 layers of wood, or 57 to the Inch. Beyond this the count was stopped by dry rot and overgrown wounds. The largest I examined was 33 feet In gtrth. or nearly 10 In diameter, and. though. I failed to get anything like a complete count, I learned enough from this and many other specimens to con vince me that most of the trees 8 to 10 feet thick, standing on polished glacier pavement!, are moro than 20 centuries of age, rather, than less. Barring accidents, for all T can see, they would live forever. "When killed, they waste out of existence about as slowly as granite. Even when overthrown by avalanches, after stand ing so long, they refuse to lie at rest, leaning subbornly on their big elbows as if anxious to rise, and while a single root holds to the rock, putting- forth fresh leave? with, a grim never-say-die and never-lio-down expression. DAHiY METEOROLOGICAL REPORT. PORTLAND. May 15. r M Maximum temperature, 70; minimum temperature, 03; river reading at 11 A. M.. 17.1 feet; change ln the last 24 hours. 1.6 feet; total precipitation. 8 P. M. to 8 P. M.. 0.00; total precipitation from Sept 1. 1899, 34.01 Inches; normal pre cipitation from Sept. 1. 1800. 42.08 inches; defi ciency. 7.75 Inches; total sunshine May 14, 6:38; possible sunshine May 14, 14:55. WEATHER CONDITIONS. The barometer continues to fall over the North Pacific States, and a low-pressure area haa developed over Eastern Washington. The barometer is highest over the Dakotas. Rain haa fallen along the coast from the mouth of the Columbia River to the Straits. A thunder storm has occurred at Baker City, but else where in the North Pacific States no rain has fallen, although the weather is generally cloudy and threatening. It Is from 8 to 10 deg. warm er in Eastern Oregon, Eastern Washington and Idaho. The indications are for continued cloudy and threatening weather la this district, with showers over widely scattered areas. WEATHER FORECASTS. Forecasts made at Portland for the 28 hours ending at midnight Wednesday, May lGr Western Oregon Occasional showers; cooler in southern portion; westerly winds. Western Washington Occasional showers; westerly winds. Eastern Oregon Showers; routh to west winds. Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho Showers: cooler in southern portion; south to west winds. Southern Idaho Generally fair; south to west winds. Portland and vicinity Threatening, with oc casional small showers; winds mostly westerly. Daily IUver'Bnlletin. , PORTLAND, May 15. a O 3 O K a STATIONS, lit i SI f& 2 : : o : g, : ; ; : :3 ; Portland .... 117.0 0.0 0 00 15.0133 0 1 Pt. cloudy The Dalles ..31.7 0.7 0,00 40.0 50.6 Umatilla ....20.0 0 0 0.00 25 0 34.5Clear Northport ... 20.3 0 5 .... 50.0 53.0 Ft. cloudy Wenatohee ..23.8 0.4 .... 40.0 58.0 Clear Rlparia 13.C 0 4 24.7 Clear Lewlstoa .... 13.4 0.3 24.0 20.0CIear Welser 6.40 2 IClear WEATHER NOTES. The temperatures this morning over the Co lumbia River Basin range between 42 and 62 deg. The indications are that generally fair weather, with slowly rising temperatures, will prevail over the drainage area of the Columbia River during the next 30 hours. RIVER FORECAST. The Columbia River will continue to slowly rise for several days. The Snake has fallen slightly during- tho last 3G hours, but It will probably, in consequence of warmer weather now prevailing, cease falling and remain about stationary for the next two or three days. The height of the Willamette River at Portland is now 17 feet; Wednesday It will be 17.0 feet; Thursday, 18 2 feet: Friday, 18.5 feet and Saturday, about 10 feet. Notice. Water enters cellars on Front street and covers the lower docks when tho Willam ette river is from 15 to 19 feet. ALL WORK CLASSIFIED AD. RATES Room, "Roosa and Hoard." "Hossekeep. tor Rooms," "Situ Uoas Wanted." IS wonfa" or less. 15 cents; 16 tv 0 ttotAs. Xt cents; 21 to 23 word. 25 cents, etc No discount for additioaal Insertion. UNDER AM, OTHKR HEADS except "Nt Today 30 ceats for 15 words or less; 18 to words. 40 cents; 21 to 25 words. CO cents, etc first Insertion. Each additional insertion, ow half; no further dlscoaat under one asoath. "NEW TODAY" (gauge measura agate). IS cents per use. first Insertion; 10 cents per Uija for each additional ln-erUcs. ? AMUSEMENTS. CORDRAYS THEATER- GREAT SUCCESS, L. R. Stockwell in His Best Role, THE MAGISTRATE." "THE MAGISTRATE." THE MAGISTRATE." THE MAGISTRATE." Excellent Cost Characters. Matinee Saturday. TJsual Prtc-s. NORRIS & ROWES BIG TRAINED ANIMAL SHOWS. Today and 'Every Day This Week, at 3 anS 8 P.M. CORNER 11TH AND CLAY STREETS. 800 PERFORMING ANIMALS-COO Elephants, Zebras. Ponies. Dogs. Monkeys. Goats. Zebus. $10,000 Troupe of PERFORMING SEALS. MAJOR MITE, Smallest Comedian Living. WATERPROOF TE?ITS. Prices Adults. 25 cents: children. 15 cents. AUCTION SALES TODAY. At residence. 72 North 14th. cor. Everett, at 10 A. M.. by S. L. N. Gllman. auctioneer. At salesrooms. 1S2 First St., cor. Yamhill, at 10 A. M. J. T. Wilson, auctioneer. MEETING NOTICES. SEVENTH WARD REPUBLICAN CLUB. Regular meeting this evening; at 8 o'clock. A, large attendance Is requested, as several prom inent candidates are Invited. Mr. Stapleton will make the address of the evening. W. H. SAYLOR. Prea. B. F. JONES, Sec. PORTLAND CHAPTER. NO. 3, P A. M. Regular meeting this (Wednesday) evening at 8 sharp. JOHN DEMPSEY, H. P. FUXETtAIi JiOTICE. SIMON The funeral services of the late Kath arine C Simon will be held at 2 P. M. today at the residence of her daughter. Mrs. Wm. Biohm. 715 Front st. FriencU invited. EDWARD HOLMAN. Undertaker. 4th and Yamnlll uta. Rena tftlaaon, lady assistant. Both phones No. SOT. Finley, Kimbnll & Co., Undertakers. Lady assistant. 275 Third at. Tel. O. Floral pieces; cut flowers;. Clarke Bros. SSO Morrison. Botk phones. CREMATION. Odd Felloes' Cemetery Association SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. If deceased was a member of any organiza tion having a presiding officer and secretary, the charge for cremation, a copper receptacla for the ashes and organ service is $30. The same- for members of the family of such de ceased. GEORGE R. FLETCHER. Supt. i i i i t NEW TODAY. SILK PETTICOAT DAY There Is a time for everything. Today la the time to buy a silk petticoat: Wo will sell, today only, ladles' taffeta silk petticoats at $4 05 each. Colors cardinal, violet, cerise or heliotrope; made with deep Spanish flounce, and five rows of cording. The best style of tho season, and tbelatest colors. Today only at this price. OLDS & KING 1 A Sailor Bargain 5 cases of a new sailor Just arrived at We will sell this sailor for a few days only at the remarkably low price of 50c. See win dow, 3S0 Washington. FOR THIRTY DAYS ONLY PAINLESS Ex traction of teeth, 25c: no cocaine or poisonous drugs; satisfaction guaranteed, or no pay. Full set of tetth. $3, to years guarantee. 201 Morrison St., near Fifth, room 3. room 3. Don't fcrgct the number, room 3. LEA & PERRIN'S SAtJCE. PER BOTTLE. 25c; summer sausage, per lb . 2Qu; best East ern hams. 12ftc per lb.; 2-plnt bottles catsup, 25c, McKlnnon Grocery Co.. 173 Third st. Fraternal Order wants, to, lease hall in build ing to he erected. Cddrees G S2. Oregonlan. ANTON ZIL.M. teacher of violin, string quar tets for entertainments. A. O. TJ. W. Temple. JUST RECEIVED CARGO OF WALLSEND COAL PACIFIC COAST CO.. Telephone 229. 240 Washington st. WINDOW SHADES ' Heavy cloth, all colors, 3x7 feet, today only 5c. L Gevurtz, the Home Furnisher, 17U F'rst, N. W. cor. Yamhill. Mortgage Loans On Improved city and farm property, at lowest current rates. Building loans. Installment loans. Macmaster Sk Hlrrtll. 311 Worcester blk. IRVINGTON. PRICES OF LOTS REDUCED. The undersigned I now prepared to build, houses In Irvlngton. Portland's meat deslrahU suburb, on the Installment plin. whereby the monthly payments will be ACTUALLY lea than rental chanted for similar residences. EjcrxW If you cannot call, send for circular. J C H. FKESCOTT. 212 and 213 "Chamber of Commerce. ROR SALE REAL ESTATE. WttLAMETTE HEIGHTS ADDITION Lots In this addition and acre tracts adja cent for sale on the installment plan; low prices and easy terms, with houses built at actual cost to suit purchasers. RUSSELL & BLYTH. 824 Third st. J. W. OGILBEE. ROOM II, 145 FIRST ST. f 1000. dairy farm, ISO acres, 15 acres plowed. 35 acres In meadow, 7 acrt3 old orchard, good farm house, barn, etc. a large portion of the land easily cleared; wagon road and N. P. R. R. both run through farm: running water convenient to steamer travel. nar creameries, etc. This would make a magnifi cent outing farm and a future home, on the Columbia. 23 miles from Portland on the Oregon side of the river. LOTS 1, 2. 4. 5. BLOCK 1. ALBINA. southeast corner Eugene and Rodney. 10 acres cost of Mt. Tabor. Lots 2, 4. 6, block A, Highland Park. Lots 21. 22. block J. Columbia Heights. Lot 15. block 32. Fulton Park. Lot 31. block 17. Mt. Tabor Villa- South halt lot 5. block M. Tabor Heights. Long time at 6 per cent. Frank C Baker, Hamilton building. TWO 7-ROOM HOUSES. ON WEST SIDE, $2000 each. A 6-room cottage, full lot: barn on place. C-room house and quarter block, on East Side. 11200. For sale or exchange C5 acres, near Hood River. TAGGART BROS., SIS Chamber of Commerce. i ?