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5?HE MCtolNG OBEGONIAN, SATURDAY, MAX 26, 1900.
HOT ON BRYAN'S TRAIL
M. W. HOWARD ROASTS THE DEM
Forcible and Stirring Speech ey Ele-
QBCBt Populist Orator at tbe
"Democracy In the "West Is a vague
reachlng-out for something In the nature
of a reform. Democracy In the Eaet Is an
organized appetite for office, and Democ
racy In the South Is a thing opposed to
everything, something that never learns
and never forgets; it Is bourbonlsm."
Such was the arraignment of Democ
racy by ex-Congressman Milford W. How
ard, at the Metropolitan Theater last
night. But this was not all. Democracy
had more charges laid to it door than
Fusion orators in Oregon will answer for
years. The brilliant Populist orator said
there was but one common ground on
which his party could fuse, and that be
ing the base, cowardly effort for office,
he would not consider It. He comes from
the South, where Democracy, he saye.
stands for everything that Is against pro
grees, and constitutes a worse Imperialism
than its great champion, William J.
Bryan, ever dreamed of. Mr. Howard cites
Goebellsm in Kentucky as one of the de
velopments of Southern Democracy, -which
he charges to be one of the worst blots
ever given to the fair name of a state.
Democracy stands for nothing nowadays,
when they have Free-Silver Republicans,
Gold Democrats, expansionists and anti
expansionists and every Ism represented
in the ranks of the party, and each given
official recognition In various parts of the
country. Taken altogether, the straight
Populist draws Democrats and Fuslonlsts
over the coals in a merciless manner.
After enumerating Democratic incon
gruities and placing on their account the
ballot stuffing of the South where one ne
gro county was made to offset five or six
white counties, the speaker 6ald with
"You Democrats out here censure us
because we oppose fusion with that party,
and, because we oppose fusion, say we
are paid by the Republicans and Mark
Hanna. Ah, if I were you, I would
never say that again. "We have fought
that party too long for you to say that,
and we have fought too hard for you
to make that charge. But I would add,
there are only Mr. Osborne and myself
here In the interest of straight Popu
lism. "Cyclone Davis. Jim "Weaver and
two other prominent Fuslonlsts are in
the State in the interest of the Dem
ocrats. According to the same logic there
must be at least two Mark Hannas in
the Democratic parties, as four of their
speakers are supported here."
Mr. Howard makes an exhaustive and
absorbing address, in which he holds that
there Is not a single basis for fusion be
tween Democrats and Populists. He
quotes figures of Populist majorities In
Nebraska, Colorado and the vote in Cali
fornia and Oregon in 1692 and 1894. before
fusion began. Then he follows with
official figures of the rapid decline of the"
combined vote of both Democrats and
Populists after that, with the result of
placing Nebraska In the Republican
ranks, making Colorado this year a doubt
ful state, whereas the home of silver for
merly was reckoned most radically anti
Republican, and lowering sadly the great
Populist vote in California and Oregon.
Mr. Howard also takes up each of the
Issues made by the Democrats In the
present campaign, and holds that It Is
Immaterial to the Populists whether Dem
ocrats or Republicans win, the result
being no nearer accomplishment of true
Populism in the triumph of one than the
other. An ingenious argument is made
on the money question. The double
standard, he says, is twice as bad as the
gold standard. Under the gold standard
the time must come when the government
will have to secure gold for redeeming
currency, by the sale of bonds. If gold
alone is the standard, only half as many
bonds will have to be sold as if currency
Is Issued on both metals. The Popu
list money was said to be, "money Issued
by the government, and redeemable only
In the sweat of labor."
On the other great questions of the day,
ho said, equal disparity of belief existed
between Democrats. Democrats did not S
favor ownership of the great transporta
tion systems of the country, which were
the greatest monopolies of the age. "This
question was asked Mr. Bryan In the last
Kentucky campaign," said the speaker.
"Mr. Bryan, 'who is recognized as being
far ahead of his party, merely answered,
"We will cross that bridge when we come
to it.' " On the public ownership of tele
graphs he said the Democrats held about
the same position, if it could be termed a
position. On the trust question, Mr. How
ard eald the Democrats maintained the
wretched argument that the evil could be
corrected by license. "They will let them
go on with It, let them pay a license to
rob the people." said he. "We Populists
cannot agree with this. There is only
one solution, and that is for the Govern
ment to take control of these monopolies
and conduct them, not for the benefit of
the few, but for the people."
In this connection Mr. Howard said
trusts were a natural condition of modern
times, an example of the centralization of
power, which was daily d'-sproving the
ancient proverb that competition was the
life of trade. "Competition has been found
by capital to be the death of trade,", g aid
he, "and labor must find the sameifact
to be true."
The great question on which Demo
crats and Populists differed, the speaker
said, was legislation. Nowhere did Dem
ocrats favor direct legislation, except in
a few states where it was absolutely
necessary to cater to the Populist vote.
The party was not pledged to it, and Its
leaders opposed it. This great question
Mr. Howard believed the relief from many
evils, as corporations and trusts were
constantly enlarging and increasing their
influence over Legislatures and Congress.
The Southern man grew bitter and even
dramatic when he came to consideration
of Democratic frauds in the South. He
charged the Southern Democracy with
opposing everything In the nature of
progress, and openly longing down there
for return of the good old days when
there were no telegraphs, railroaos or
other modern improvements. He said the
specter of negro domination was con
stantly being flouted before the people,
when as a matter of fact, as every South
erner knew. It was only by means of the
frightful frauds In the negro counties that
the Democracy of the South could keep
in power. Back of these statements the
speaker placed facts and figures.
"What worse imperialism than that can
you imagine." said he. "where William
J. Bryan gets his strongest support? We
have repeatedly carried the State of Ala
bama, but they hold back the vote from
the negro counties until ours Is learned,
and then they make the majority large
enough to defeat us. And yet Mr. Bryan
talks against imperialism, when his own
supporters are guilty of the worst im
perialism known to man deliberately sup
pressing our exercise of the franchise.
Would you Democrats of Oregon submit
to that? Wouldn't you shed the last drop
of your bood to prevent such outrages?
And yet you ask us to fuse with the party
guilty of that crime for years, and 6ay
we are hired "by the Republicans if we op
The Goebel election law was explained
fully as a fine example of Democratic
methods. This law. Mr. Howard eald,
was the worst political monopoly, the
worst machine ever heard of a world
beater. He had heard Mr. Bryan say
during the campaign there, after vainly
being appealed to not to support Goebel
and his Infamous plans: "Elect Mr. Goebel
Governor this Fall and you will always
hae Democracy in Kentucky." The
speaker agreed w.th Mr. Bryan that Dem
ocracy had invented a perpetual existence
machine, but dlfagreed with him as to
the rightfulness of the methods employed.
J. B. Osborne, of Georgia, accompanies
Mr. Howard, and delivered the opening
address last evening. Both the speakers
cover the general ground of argument
Mr. Osborne argues with more detail and
deals with the larger and more general
problems. He voices the bitter sentiment
of his colleague against Southern Democ
racy or bourbonlsm, as they both term it
Mr. Osborne also believes the trust a
natural growth of modern times, and tho
only relief comes through Government op
eration for the benefit of all the people.
Miss Morrow, the advocate of woman
suffrage, eald a few words, which were
indorsed by Mr. Howard. J. D. Stevens,
of Clackamas County, called the meeting
to order and Introduced the speakers.
NOT A PITFALL OF CRANKERY
A "Woman Who Objects to Such Clas
sification of Equal SnCrage.
PORTLAND, May 23. (To the Editor.)
In the Issue of Monday, May ZL, you
When Populism raged over the land, Oregon
escaped It. When wild-eyed Prohibition ora
tors had their will in Iowa and Kansas, Oregon
remained ober. When the silver mania, swept
tbe West and South, Oregon kept to financial
honor and sanity.. When California and Wash
ington lifted up violent hands against the Chi
nese laborer, Oregon respected law and order.
Have we escaped all these pitfalls of crankery
to fall at last into tho abysmal gulf of Femalo
Suffrage? Members of the Legislature and
politicians generally are inclined to treat the
alleged "problem" with tho deference chivalry
requires of them, but alone in tho election
booth with their Australian ballot they will act
with sanity and prudence.
There Is and can be no comparison be
tween the questions which you are pleased
to call "pitfalls of crankery" and the
great question of "equal suffrage," which
simply means equal rights before the
It is a question that should be treated
with reason and sincerity, and no one
should attempt to cast it aside by slurs
and abuse. You place a very low esti
mate upon the members of the Legisla
ture when you suppose them capable of
voting to put the state to the trouble
and expense of voting upon an amend
ment to the Constitution, and then them
selves voting against it. "Chivalry" re
quires no such "deference" from them,
and they are unworthy the trust reposed
In them If they vote" against the amend
ment "which they voted to submit to tho
people. If they ever acted with sanity,
sincerity and prudence it should have
been when they were voting on the ques
tion of submission; and I believe they
did. "Chivalry" is not the name for the
conduct of which you speak; but deceit,
hypocrisy and treachery are better terms.
The question of equal suffrage is a
righteous one, and one that will come be
fore every state In the Union until woman
stands beside man as an equal before
the law. The great wealth and large bus
iness Interests of woman demands con
sideration, and by the inalienable right of
a free-born American citizen, represen
tation. Rascom, on the "Social Problems
of the Day," (Page 1S5), upon this sub
"There Is no more fatal concession than
that which allows one portion of a com
munity to settle the appropriate alms,
ideals and efforts of another portion. It
Is the right of each class, conscious of
Its own resources, to ddflne life for Itself
under the common limitations of the pub
(Page 189) "It Is difficult to believe that
the true Ideal of womanhood would suf
fer by more knowledge, wider human In
terests, broader fields of usefulness, more
independent and robust action, physically.
Intellectually and morally. In shaping the
conditions of life, and life under those
'"Knowledge which Is of the nature of
wisdom cannot be widened without a
widening experience. Not only would
woman herself be helped by such an ex
perience, not only .would she be more
helpful to others by 'means of It, there
is nothing by which man's conception of
her would be more Improved than by the
hearty and timorous respect which Is
yielded to wisdom. The strongest proofs
will be required to satisfy the philan
thropic mind that large things in thought,
responsible things In action, commanding
things In council, broad things In human
sympathies, are denied In any degree, ad
vantageously, to women; or, that their
acquisition should be made In any way
difficult for her."
(Eage 193) "New types of conduct must
come from the push of fresh life, rather
than from antiquated speculations con
cerning It Nothing can be mere unreas
onable, than to remand woman to certain
defined labors, to suffering and prayer
and patient waiting under these labors,
and to forbid them to put forth their
hands In accomplishment of the very
things they long for. There Is In this
a disparagement so profound that It
thrills the air with Irony, and makes the
wisest precepts sound like bitter words of
The great Methodist Episcopal Church
has just recognized this fact and placed
her women upon the same plane with
her men In her councils. There are
many thousands of women who are anx.
lously looking to the Just, broad-minded
manhood of Oregon to strike the shackles
from her hands on the 4th of June next.
M. 8. W.
ALASKA'S ONLY RAILROAD.
Traffic Manager Irwin Says Its Bus-
Iness Is Lively.
S. M. Irwin, of Skagway, general traf
fic manager of the" White Pass & Yukon
Railway, epent yesterday In Portland. He
says that there Is now more business ic
eight for the road than ever before, and
that steamers are coming into Skagway
overcrowded with passengers bound for
Dawson. A great many people ere going
to Nome by way of the Yukon, preferring
a land and river route to the long sea
voyage. The run over the 112 mllee of
road from Skagway to the foot of White
Horse Rapids is made In six and one
half hours. Two pasmger trains are
run each way every day. besides a num
ber of freight trains. The grade up the
summit of the White Pass from Dawson
is so steep that it is necessary to divide
the train Into sections, and sometimes to
"double-head" on a train.
Mr. Irwin say that he regards the rail
road as the finest piece of engineering of
Its kind in the world. A great deal of
rock work was necessary in construction,
deep cuts had to be made, and In some
places a way for the track was cut Into
the sides of precipitous cliffs. The road
bed Is excellent. 56-pound rails being wed,
although the road Is a narrow guage.
The company proposes soon to build a
steel bridge, at an expense of 5164.0W), and
make other Important Improvements.
Whether the road will be extended to
Dawson depends on the business of the
future, which must Justify the expense
if any more line Is to be built. The scen
ery along the line Is magnificent, and It Is
becoming more and more a favorite route
for tourists, who find It an enjoyable
means of extending the steamer trip
through the inside passage to Skagway.
When figuring on your trip East, don't
forget that the Northern Pacific. In con
nection with the Burlington line, operates
through cars from Portland to Lincoln,
Omaha. St. Joseph, Kansas City and SL
Louis dally, leaving Portland at U:3Q P.
M. No change of cars, and unexcelled
accommodations. Call on or write A. D.
Charlton, assistant general passenger
agent. 233 Morrfeon street, for any Infor
mation desired, tickets, sleeping-car reser
More cases of catarrh have been cured
by Hoad's Sarcaparilla than by any other
IN THE SEVERAL COURTS
ONE DENTIST SITES ANOTHER FOR
Charges Breack ef Contract Compli
cated Case In Jadge Fraier'i
Ceart Court Noe.
Benjamin H. Fisher has filed suit In
the State Circuit Court against B. E.
Wright for a partnership dissolution, J6000
.damages for alleged breach of co-partnership
and for the appointment of a re
ceiver to take charge of the business.
Fisher avers that about October 10, 1859,
he and defendant formed a partnership,
whereby In consideration ot $2500 defend
ant sold plaintiff one-half interest in all
accounts due or becoming due and one
half Interest in all defendant's office fur
niture, tools, appliance, etc., in defeno
.ant's dental office rooms, 303 and 305 De
kum building. The firm name was Wright
& Fisher,- and the profits and losses
were to be shared equally. Wright, It Is
stated, was also to Introduce Fisher to
all patients as equally Interested in the
business. The plaintiff says he paid to
defendant up to May 1. 1900, about $3000
on account, and he avers that the defend
ant has broken the agreement and haa
The eighth grade of
CiililCU U1C J-'liiC -LAIUC OUCUC
twenty Souveuir Buttons.
state ought to follow its example.
Sell Twenty Buttons at Twenty-Five Cents Each
and Get the Premium.
failed to Introduce plaintiff to patients and
prevented him from properly filling plates,
etc, and has ignored his rights.
Fisher further complains that Wright
fitted patients with work which he, plain
tiff, had made, representing it as his own,
to the Injury of the reputation of the
plaintiff, and held out to tbe public that
plaintiff was not a partner.
Fisher complains that he has been gen
erally Ignored, especially during the last
60 days; that Wright would not allow
him to place the names of Wright &
Fisher on the office door, as agreed upon,
and finally, on May 23, locked him out
of the offices, and has tdken possession
of all of the books and accounts. Fisher
avers that he afterwards found the desx
open, and took peaceful possession of
the books and papers, whereupon Wright
telephoned to the police station : "My
desk has been robbed by Dr. Fisher, and
I wish jome one sent to Inspect It," or
words to that effect, and told plaintiff he
put locks on the doors to protect his
property, as he was afraid plaintiff would
move It out or steal it. Fisher says
the defendant declines to give him a share
of the accounts or to recognise him In any
manner, and says he has been damaged
altogether to the extent of $6000.
TO SET ASIDE A 3IORTGAGE.
Complicated Litigation In Jndge
Before Judge Frazer yesterday the trial
of the suit of W. E. Bralnard against C.
E. Hanson, Nancy Hanson, F. W. Hanson
and J. C. Roberts to set aside a mort
gage to Roberts, executed September 23.
1SSS, covering a considerable amount of
property in Hanson's addition, near Sun
nyslde, was begun. The trial Is without
a jury, being a proceeding In equity, and
the taking of testimony will be concluded
today. Bralnard holds Judgments against
C. E. Hanson for S367 and $007, and C. E.
Hanson owes other persons a total of
about $10,000, all of whom are more or
less Interested In the outcome of this suit.
There are named as party defendants (ho
following: M. C. Wright, Martha Reming
ton, R. J. DIggles, Lon De Tarmond, C.
I. Haynes. W. T. Harlow. I. G.' David
son. Elizabeth E. Boise, Isabella Dennl
son. M. H. Bingham. John Gwllt, Hiram
S. Paddock. T. H. Gardner. Viola Thayer
and the Merchants' National Bank.
Sues Savr Mill for Damages.
Severln Rasmussen yesterday instituted
an action against Inman. Poulsen & Co.,
In the State Circuit Court, to recover
$10,000 damages on account of Injuries
sustained, said to be of a permanent char
acter, while at work at defendants' saw
mill, November 24. 1899. Rasmussen al
leges that his duty was to wheel a loaded
truck from the little chute In the mill,
and return with it after it had been un
loaded. He had, he said, wheeled the
empty truck from the lumber yard into
the mill, and stood it about 20 feet from
the little lumber chute, which was a
proper place to go, when suddenly, with
out warning, he was hit on the head by a
short, flying piece of lumber. This came,
he states, from a rapidly moving belt and
revolving wheel, and was part of a long
piece of lumber being transported over
the little lumber chute, which tipped up
and came in contact with the unprotected
belt, and was broken Into pieces by tbe
belt and wheel and hurled with great
force. Rasmussen states that he was
rendered unconscious, and bruised and
otherwise injured, and Is now incapable of
working and supporting himself and fam
ily. R. R. Dunlway Is plaintiffs attor
ney. Action Anralnst Insurance Order.
Cella MacPherson has sued the Order of
Pendo, a California beneficial society. In
the State Circuit Court, to recover $142
alleged due for drumming up members
for the concern. She avers in her com
plaint that October 25. 1S3S, she and her
husband. P. A. MacPherson. entered Into
an agreement with the defendant to so
licit lodge members, to receive as part
compensation the first payment of fees
and dues to the supremo council, and ad
mission fees, and certain other payments,
advances, etc The contracts, of which
there are three, are set out In full, show
ing just what was to be paid. On the
part of the order, the agreements were
signed by H. W. Mathers, supreme coun
cillor. The term of service was five
years, and the MacPhersona were author
ized to build up lodges and employ depu
ties and sub-agents. The plaintiff alleges
among other things that 273 members
were secured, and there became due as
portion of the compensatJop In the way of
fees collected by the defendant $2S4. and
of this sum plaintiff has not yet received
Petition In Bankruptcy.
Moses S. Jacobs, of Portland, tradesman,
yesterday filed a petition In bankruptcy
In the United States Court. H-'s liabili
ties amount to $6271 70 and his assets to
The controversy between the King
Real Estate Company and the City of
Portland over the sliding lands Is now
entirely at an end. the damage suit be
ing dismissed by Judge Frazer yesterday.
Judge Sears yesterday morning Instruct
ed the Jury In the suit of W. G. Eaton
vs. the Southern Pacific Company to re
turn a verdict for the defendant. Eaton
sued to recover $500 for the killing of a
horse, by Its being run over by a train
of defendant near IF. Powers' furniture
factory. The defendant was alleged to be
negligent, because Its track was fenced
at the opening of a private road o
Powers, or the opening closed "by means
of a gate. The horse Was kept In an
adjoining pasture. The evidence- disclosed
that the pasture was not securely fenced,
and, for this reason, the court decided the
defendant Is not liable. A settlement with
Eaton In the sum of $123 was previously
tendered, end he refused, thinking he
could do better with an action at law.
Republican Rally at TreHtaale Ota
er Items of Interest.
GRESHAM. Or., May 24. A nrand Re
publican rally will be held at Troutdale
on Monday evening at which many prom
inent candidates will be present and sev
eral good speakers. The Oregon quartet
will furnish music
Good Price for Land.
W. E. Bramhall has Just sold his 20
acre farm on th Base Line road to
Mr. Stone, a man from Kentucky. The
purchase price was $2700, $200 of this
amount being for the growing crops Just
put in.' Mr. Stone has taken possession
and moved onto the place with his fam
ily. To the Hospltnl.
Fayette Rudd, for many years past a
resident of Gresham, was taken to St.
Vincent s hospital yesterday for an opera
tion. He Is suffering from a cancer of
the face and Is over 70 years of age,
hence It is considered that a surgical oper-
HAS A PICTURE.
the Park School has already
X1C1111U111 X 1CLU1C uv acutiig
Every schoolroom in the
ation will be a severe tax upon his
Clearing: Sixty Acres.
B. H. Bowman has two men at work
slashing GO acres of brush land on his
place near the 12-mlle corner. It will be
burned and surface cleared this season
i and used for pasture until It shall be
cleared for the plow.
Joseph Kronenberg and wife left Gresh
am. on Monday last for La Grande. Mr.
Kronenberg will take charge of one of
the largest wheat farms in Grand Ronde
Dr. H. L. Power will leave Gresham
next week with his family for Bridal
j Veil, where he will become physician for
the iirmai veil LumDenng company.
PLACER NEAR GLENN'S FERRY
BIgr Ditch Under Construction to
Adolph Peterson, a well-known contract
or of Corvallls, returned yesterday from
Glenn's Ferry, Idaho, where he has be
come Interested in a promising placer
mine near the bank of the Snake River.
He had personally superintended the con
struction of a new gold'aver, at quite
an expense to his company, and the ma
chine would have been mixing gold dust
and quicksilver ere this but for lack of
water. A ditch several raHes long had been
dug from Cold Spring to the diggings,
but It passed through too, many farms on
Its way doT.ii to admit of much water
reaching the golden gravel. The com
pany has therefore decided to put In a
pumping plant at an expense of $4500, and
this -will raise the water ut of Snake
River, which never fails of supply. A
system of dumpcarts will be Instituted to
bring the gold-laden dirt to the machine,
a distance of 150 yarda. The works are
expected to be in full operation this Fall,
and they can be run night and day the
Mr. Peterson says the steam dredges
now operating on the bars of Snake River
are all making big money, as they are ca
pable of washing the flour gold from 2000
to 3000 cubic yards of sand per day, and
the steel shovels reach away down Into
the bed of the river for gold. "These
dredges," Mr. Peterson says, "can be
run at a profit on sand containing 3 cents
a yard, while much of tho Snake River
deposit goes as high as $10 to the yard."
Mathews X: Bula-er in "A Raff Baby."
Mathews & Bulger, with their all-star
cast, Including some of the best-known
players In America, will appear at the
Marquam Monday and Tuesday nights, In
Hoyt's slde-splIttlng farce, "A Rag
Baby." The advance sale, which opened
at the box office of the theater yesterday,
gave promise of crowded houses both
nights. The company Is without doubt
one of the strongest that han ever been
put on the road, and the scenery Is said
to be unusually sumptuous. Crowded
houses have greeted it everywhere, and
both press and public unite to speak of It
In the highest terms.
"The Real Widow Brown."
The patrons of Cordrays theater will
have a chance to laugh next week when
"The Real Widow Brown" will hold
the boards there. This Is a modern farce
comedy of the funniest kind, with a real
plot around which are entagled no end
of ludicrous situations. The company Is
one of the best of the kind on the road,
and a week of solid enjoyment is prom
ised the patrons of the theater.
"The Evil Eye."
Charles H. Yale's spectacular produc
tion of "The Evil Eye" will be the attrac
tion at the Marquam Grand beginning
with a Decoration day matinee, also
Wednesday and Thursday evenings. The
sale of seats will begin Monday morn
ing. The ballets, which are large and
beautiful, are headed by the famous Eng
lish troupe of ballet specialists, the great
Phaseys; Nld and Nod are likewise played
by imported actors. Rosalre and Elliott,
pantomimlsts, acrobats and grotesque
Al H. Wilson. New York's own headline
German comedian. Is also one of the great
est funmakers; Fanny Bloodgood, a
charming and sprightly singer and sou
brette. and many others go to make up
a company of extraordinary nlze and ex
cellence. For the lovers of sentimental
music, there is the exquisite ballad, "By
Your Side," and the song and minuet,
"The Legend of the Rhine." Of comic
songs, there h? a dozen. Of martial music
and dances there Is a great abundance
'GREAT NORTHERN FLYER"
"The Most Popular Train Across
Solidly veetlbuled, palace and tourist
sleepers, dining cars (meals a la carte),
buffet smoklng-Iibrary cars.
Leaves Portland daily, 6:20 P. M., for
Montana. St. Paul. Minneapolis, Dulutb,
Chicago and all points East.
For tickets and full Information regard
ing Eastern trip, call at city ticket office,
26S Morrison street.
Dally Treasury Statement.
WASHINGTON, May 23. Today's state
ment of the condition of the Treasury
Available cash balance. $143,871,246
Gold,. .' 63,6J7,S5i
STATE UNION IX AXNUAIi CONVEN
TION AT ALBANY.
List of the Delegates Enrolled Two
Addresses .Delivered. Last Night
General Albany News.
ALBANY. Or.. May 25. The Christian
Endeavor Union of Oregon began Its thir
teenth annual cpnventicn in this city
this afternoon, the second time Albany
has been favored with the state conven
tion of the Endeavorers. White and gold
have been conspicuous In the decorations
of the city and tho window dressings of
the merchants in honor of the occasion.
Tho noon trains from Portland and Ya
quina Bay brought a number of delegates
and visitors, followed by others from tbe
south at 3 o'clock. Under a recent ruling
of the union each society is allowed only
two delegates, in order to lessen the num
ber It Is necessary to entertain, hence the
regular delegates present are only a part
of those attending, being accompanied by
man- visitors from the different towns
The afternoon was given up to tho re
ception of the delegates In the Presby
terian Church, In which the Christian fel
lowship of the members was displayed
In a marked manner, a feature that is al
ways held dear to those attending. A
short prayer meeting followed.
In the evening a popular open meeting
was held In the United Presbyterian
Church. A pleasing song service was fol
lowed by addresses by Rev. Ronald Mc
KUlop, of Salem, on "Saved." and Chap
lain W. S. Gilbert, of Portland, on
"Saved to Serve," ably and forcibly pre
sented. The list of delegates Is not yet com
plete Those reporting are:
Portland Miss Ollle Melsenhelmer,
George M. Kern, Miss M. Gibson, Miss
May Newman, Margaret Smith, W. W. P.
Holt. Mrs. Hugo Ferguson. R. F. Henley,
Mr. Melsenhelmer, Miss Stewart, Miss
Farmer, Miss Cross, Miss Layton, Mrsa
Charlson, Roy McLean.
Salem Rev. J. J. Evans, Charles Shoe
maker, Mrs. C. M. Charlton-, Mrs. W. T.
Stoltz, Miss Emma Swartz, Miss Nellie
Clark, Miss Laura Shaw, Miss Rose
Moore, Clyde Brock.
Eugene Mrs. R. M. Murphy, Miss
Blanche Taylor, Miss Lizzie Griffin. B. E.
Spencer, Fred Strange, Mrs. J. A. Cleland.
Ashland Mary and Esther Sitaby, Maud
Patterson, Ella D. Rice, Fred Parson.
Newberg W. B. Carter, John Weed.
Brownsville Bertha Templeton, Golda
Moyer, Eva Montgomery. Mrs. A. J. Tem
pleton. Zena F. D. Gardner, Bessie Shepard.
Richland Mrs. Chandler, Etta Saun
ders. Mllwaukle Mabel Miller.
Sheridan Mrs. George 'H. Howe.
Shedd Emma Thrift. William Dunlap.
Grant's Pass H. E. Voorhles, Putnam
Woodburn Virginia Goodrich.
Monmouth Frank Healy, Julia Barnes,
Gertrude Lowe, Mrs. B. L. Murphy,
Halsey Rey Long.
Scott's Mills E. W. Coulsen.
Elliott Prairie Rev. Mr. Dick, A. D.
Mehama Mary Stout.
Hubbard Rev. Mr. Deck, Ida Yoder,
Valena Martin, Dellna Chumard.
Lebanon Minnie Thompson, M. Walker.
Two thieves last night stole two Ram
bler bicycles, almost new, belonging te
R. L. and William Burkhart. from their
porch. In the eastern part of the city, and
probably went towards Portland. A year
or two ago the same young men lost two
bicycles In the same way.
Census Supervisor Wtnn- last evening re
ceived dispatches from Lakevlew to the
effect that amonff the things lost In the
big fire were two complete census outfits
of the two enumerators there. As a few
extra outfits had been sent him. for emer
gencies, he was enabled to send dupli
cates at once. Another call for extra out
fits has been caused by an order that the
census of the penitentiary and Insane asy
lum at Salem be taken by separate enu
merators, and the reservations at SHetz
and Grand Ronde have been ordered
taken by two Instead of one enumerator,
as "formerly directed.
Reports from the country tell of two
fires as tbe result of the recent wind
storm, said to have been the severest for
nearly 20 years. The roofs of the resi
dences of John Mayberry, In Benton
County, and W. C. Morgan, near this city,
were partially burnedl
The river at this city Is so low that it
will be impossible for boats to navigate
as far as this city more than two weeks
longer, unless the water shall rise. Last
year navigation did not cease until In
August This is accounted for by the ab
sence of snow In the mountains.
FROM FOREST TO MEADOW.
Columbia County Hills Undergoing
a Marked Change.
R. S. TIchenor, a prominent sawmill
man and logger, of Clatskanle, now In
Portland for a few days, thinks the des
tiny of the Columbia County hills Is tow
ard a dairying and stockraising region.
"At the present rate of cutting the forest
away," he says, "the hills in a few dec
ades will become a vast clearing, where
nutritious grasses thrive naturally, but
when the cleared hills are sown to tim
othy and clover, they will become the
home of the milch cow and the beef steer.
The further one goes westward toward
the ocean, the better the land Is adapted
for dairy purposes, and so the region now
covered with a dense growth of fir and
cedar will be of even greater value to
Mr. TIchenor used to think that much ot
the Oregon coast forest would remain
forever valueless, on account of the diffi
culty of getting the huge logs to market,
but that was In the days when logging
was done by horses and oxen. The
draught animals have since given way to
the powerful donkey engine and the stout
wire cable, and now no hill is so high,
nor no canyon so rugged, but Its timber
can be drawn to the stream or to the
logging railroad. Man will soon, there
fore, render bald the most distant sum
mits If the price of logs keeps up. He
does not look for lumber to go much
higher than at present, lie says, as in this
inventive age some one Is likely to con
trive a substitute. He has timber land
enough of his own to last his mill a num
ber of years yet, and so Is not anxious
to see this substitute appear.
Although horses are not used In the
woods any more, they are very necessary
In moving the logs from where the wire
cables leave them to the near-by stream,
and heavy draught horses are therefore
still at a premium In the Lower Colum
bia logging camps. He has recently pur
chased a span of 1700-pound horses for
$400, an advance of nearly 100 per cent In
three years. Even the smaller horsefl
have advanced at the same rate, and a
span of 1100-pound animals that could
have been bought In 1S97 for $120 are hard
to obtain now for $225. "While everything
else was down horses fell, too," he csays,
"and so the horsebreedera lost heart, and
neglected to breed for future demands.
Now that horses are away up, the horse
breeders have very few young horses to
He finds no difficulty, he says. In obtain
ing all the men he wants for logging
camps or mills, although a few months
ago a famine threatened In the labor mar
ket down there. The wages have been
raised all around, and now be has no diffi
culty in keeping his men. This raise af
fects each man's pay to the extent ot $5
to $30 per- month.
ON THE UMATILLA RESERVE
A Ne-JT Chief and a Fourth ot July
Pendleton East Oregonian.
"Youngr Chief no good. Paul Show
away heap good chief of the Cayuses
now," said Peo today. This indicates to
the Instructed man that eome important
political changes have taken place on the
Umatilla Indian reservation. The change
may be due In part to the fact that Peo
and Paul have Just spent-several months
together at the Nation's capital and have
been knit together in the close bonds of
Showaway Is undoubtedly the heredi
tary chief of the Cayuses. This has
all along been conceded, and yet Young
Chief has been the reigning head of
the tribe, having his office by election
rather than by Inheritance. Showaway,
although knowing all the time that the
blood of Indian kings and princes
coursed through his veins, has for years
disdained even to look upon the chieftain
ship of his nation. He has walked back
and forth among the people over whom
by right he should have been ruling: he
has lived a dignified, exemplary life; he
has been a model of Indian propriety and
has in every particular deserved the re
spect of the members of the Cayuse tribe.
Showaway Is well-to-do, has property in
plenty, and a credit like a First National
bank. He will make a fine chieftain, in
deed, and everyone who knows him win
hope that Peo's words may be taken as
a criterion to Judge the course of events on
Peo Imparted another bit of information
at the same time that he told of the ele
vation or the attempted elevation of Paul
to the Cayuse chieftainship, Peo says
that the Indians will have their usual
Fourth of July celebration on the reser
vation, and that It will be a hummer. In
vitations have been sent to the Yaklmas,
Lapwals and the Bannocks, and some
from all these tribes will come. Peo says
the young men will accept the Invitation
of the tribes here, for the reason that
the girls on the Umatilla reservation are
regarded by the North Coast Indians as
the sweetest and most charming of all
the .girls on all the reservations of the
United States. The customary war dances
and features of the Indian celebrations
are to be present this year, and Peo
proposes to bring In an innovation. He
will Invite a number of white men to
come to a feast in his tepee, and make
it a "hlyu" gala occasion. Only a few of
the best of the whites will be Invited, and
these will be treated just as well as Peo
knows how to treat anyone.
T. S. Lack, of Baker City, is at the
T. J. Stltes, of Albany, Is registered at
W. E. Cullen, of Spokane, Is registered
at the Portland.
H. W. Prim, of Skamokawa, Is regis
tered at the Perkins.
Alex Burrell, of Helena, Mont., Is reg
istered at the Portland.
T. Holman and wife, of Salem, are
guests of the Imperial.
F. B. Walte, a Roeeburg cattle man, 's
registered at the Perkins.
Ex-County Judge Silas J. Day, of Jack
sonville, Is at the Imperial.
O. J. Bryant and wife, of Clatskanle,
are guests of the" St. Charles.
C. D. Drain, merchant and townslte
owner of Drain, Is at the Imperial.
E. W. Strong, a prominent citizen of
Corvallls, is registered Nat the St. Charles.
Dr. G. A. Pogue, with wife and daugh
ter, are registered at the Perkins, frcm
Mrs. William Hume and daughter, of
Eagle Cliff, Wash., are guests of the
Frank Dow, a Lower Columbia dairy
man, Is registered at the St. Charles,
from Oak Island.
F. D. Kuettner, a well-known railroad
man of Astoria, registered at the Im
Sam Sknon, of the firm of Flelschner,
Mayer & Co., will return tonight from a
two months' visit to New York.
J. A. Woolery. merchant of lone. Fusion
candidate for Joint Representative of
Umatilla and Morrow, Is at the Imperial.
Theodore Farrjngton and family, with
Mrs. C. Hughes, of Ferndale, Minn., are
at the St. Charles, en route to Dallas,
their future home.
Judge Shattuck has not been down town
of late, as he Is In quite a feeble con
dition and not able to walk around. His
health is good, and he eats and sleeps
well, and reads considerable, but finds
his own fireside the most comfortable
WASHINGTON. May 25. D. W. Taylor,
of Portland, who has been attending the
meeting of the Mystic Shrine, left for
NEW YORK. May 25. T. J. Holman.
of Spokane, registered at the St. Denis
A TRAVELING MAN'S OPINION
A well-known New York traveling man.
at the Portland, yesterday, said: "I have
crossed the continent nine times in the
last five years, but I never before had so
quick and pleasant a trip as this one. I
came by the O. R. & N of course, and
it would be hard to imagine a finer train,
better service, faster time, or grander
and more varied scenery. The sleepers
are as comfortable and elegant as first
class hotels: the diners serve nearly every
thing you can get at a metropolitan res
taurant, and serve It well and at reason
able prices; and the buffet observation
car is a whole city club on wheels, with
library, Teadlng and writing-room, cafe,
bar and barber shop, all condensed In one.
And the time Is greased lightning! Think
of flying from New York to Portland In
four days, and from Chicago to Portland
in three! Talk about modern progress!
You can get a half-century of it boiled
down to a few hours In one O. R. & N.
'Chicago-Portland Special trip!"
Medical men in Italy derive so much
of their Income from foreigners that
most of the students now learn to speak
English and German.
In every Siberian city the most con
spicuous and finest buildings are the
churches and government buildings.
SIGNS OF PARALYSIS
Can Be Discovered In Time.
"Numbness of the hands and arms,
with premonitions of paralysis, kept by
me while I was using coffee. I finally
dlscovered It was caused by coffee; when
I quit the coffee and began drinking
Postum Food Coffee the numbness ceased
entirely, and I have been very well ever
since. At that time I was unable to sleep,
but now I sleep perfectly.
"Husband was also troubled from lack
of sleep while he was drinking coffee, but
now he uses Postum Food Coffee with me,
and we both sleep perfectly. Our little
boy had peculiar nervous spells, and I
stopped the use of coffee with him and
have been giving him all the Postum Food
Coffee he cared for. He is perfectly well
"My sister was troubled with nervous
headaches while she used coffee. She
found how greatly improved we were from
discontinuing It. and using Postum Food
Coffee, so she made the change, and Is
now rid of her nervous headaches. We
are naturally strong advocates of Pos
tum." Mrs. J. Walford, Castalia, Erie
DAILY METEOROLOGICAL REPORT
PORTLAND. May 25-S P. M. Maximum
temperature. 00; minimum temperature. 40i
river reading at 11 A. 1L. 10.G feet; change In
tho list 24 hours, 0.2 toot; total precipita
tion. S P. M. to S P. M. 0.72 Inch; total pre
cipitation from Sept. 1. 1800. 33.82 inches; nor
mal precipitation from Sept. 1. 1S09. 43.43
Inches; deficiency, 7.61 Inches; total sunshine
May 24, 1:42; possible iranshtne May 24. 15:18.
A storm of considerabla energy la central over
Vancouver Island. It has caused heavy rain in
Oregon and "Washington- -west of the Cascade
Mountains, and In Northern California near
the coast. Cloudiness has also extended east ot
the- mountains, and tho weather Is threatening"
in Eastern Oregon and Eastern Washington.
No dangerously high winds have so far resulted
from this storm, which seems to be expending
Its energy la rain rather than wind. The in
dications are that Saturday will be cloudy and
rainy in the Pacific Northwest, with clearing
weather west of the mountains by afternoon.
Forecasts made at Portland for the' 28 houra
ending at midnight Saturday. May 2J:
Western Oregon and Western Washington
Showers; "westerly -winds.
Eastern Oregon. Eastern Washington and
Northern Idaho Showers, probably attended by
thunder: cooler; south to west winds.
Southern Idaho Thunder showers; cooler;
south to west winds.
Portland and vicinity Showers, with west
EDWARD A BEALS. Forecast Official. v
A & A. 8. RITE. Member
are. requested to meet in their
hall at 10:30 this morning, for
the purpose of attending th
funeral of Brother J. F. Stef
fen. 32d deg.. at his late resi
dence. By- order
WTNSLOWE ?TEEDt,E CIRCLE. NO. T. LA
DIES OF G. A. R. Officers and members: You
are requested to meet at our hall, Allsky build
ing. Sunday. May 27. at 6:45 P. M.. to attend
In a body divine service at Central M. E.
Church. Visitors invited. By order of
MRS. BENEDICT, Pres.
CAMELIA CHAPTER, XO. 27, O.
E. S. A regular communication, this
evening at 8 o'clock. In Hill's Hall.
Upper AlMna. By order of W. iL
NELLIE McKINLEY. Sec
MT. TATirT Tnrr - in .
p; P- A. M. Stated communication
lit"6"1- apcvmi visn Dy tne Most
vVorshlpful Grand Master, and" ad-
I1W.O 1.. 1.1... ... .-. . a
aiasonry. All Master Masons cordially Invited.
a W. DURETTE. Sec.
PORTLAXD LODGE. NQ. 53. A
F. & A M. Special communication
this (Saturday) forenoon at 11:30
sharp, for the purpose of attendlnj
- ..v u. uui .nr oruiner. J. jjv
iciicn. vu- lor iino ir cemetery will leave.
Third and Yamhill at 12 M. sharp. By order
of the W. M. L vr. PRATT. Sec.
GEO. WRIGHT AND LINCOLN
GARFIELD POSTS, -with their re
spective Relief Corps, -will meet
promptly at 7 P. M. Sunday, 27tli.
at front door of G. A. R. Hall,
rhlrd and Taylor, to attend In a
body divine service at First Pres
byterian Church. All other veterans
In the city Invited to accompany
us. C. E. CLIXE.
Chairman Joint Com.
J. H. WILLIAMS. Sec
AUCTION SALES TODAY.
Real estate, at 135 22d st. north, cor. Hoyt,
at.ll A M.. by S. L. N. Gllman. auctioneer.
At 3SS Burnslde st.. cor. Ninth, at 10 A M.
J. T. Wilson, auctioneer. N
STOKES To the wife of Forest Grove's Dep
uty Postmaster. C. B. Stokes. May 25, a 10
pound daughter. Dr. C L. Large attending.
WALSH In this city. cor. 14th and Flanders,
May 26. Mrs. B. Walsh, aged 64 years. No
tice of funeral later.
STEFFEN The funeral of- the ,late John F.
Steffen will take place from the family resi
dence, 471 Front st.. today at 11 A M. In
terment at Lone Fir Cemetery-
EDWARD IIOL3IAX. Undertaker, 4ta
and Yamhill utm. Rena .Stlaaaa. lady,
assistant. Both phone No. SOT.
Finley, Kimball & Co., Undertakers.
Lady asnlntant. 27! Third st. Tel. O.
F. S. DUNNING, Undertaker, 414 East
Alder. Lady Assistant. Both phones.
Floral pieces; cat flovrers. Claries
Bros. 2S0 Morrison. Both, phones.
Odd Fellows' 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.
A LACE TIP
Today only we will sell white machine tor
chon laces, in assorted widths, from to 1$5
Inches wide, at 8 cents a piece of twelve
yards. A strong, useful trimming at an insig
OLDS & KING
Wa will sell, today only, a full-size malleable
Iron bed, 3 coats white enamel, strongest bed
on the market, regular $4.73 bed. at 53.25 each.
L Ge-vurtz, the Homefurnlsher. 173 First St.,
X. W. cor. Tamhlll.
Today only we will sell you an 1Sz25 picture,
with nice oak or oak and gold frames. These
pictures are all the latest subjects, and In very
pretty colors. Today at $1.25 each. I. Gevurtz,
the Homefurnlsher. 173 First st.. N. W. cor.
SPECIAL THIS WEEK ONLY.
Australian ballot system, 25c Have jcu
seen the now Eureka Sanitary Bath, and other
copying devices, at The J. K. Gill Co.. 133
For rent or sale on reasonable terms. Estates
managed as trustee or agent under ample
bond. Municipal bonds purchased. Loans made.
W. H. FEAR, 416 Chamber of Commerce.
C. A. WHALE.
Leading dealer in pianos, organs; Kranlch &
Bach. Schaeffcr. Everett. Schulz, Ieedham,
Bentley. and other makes. Peerless self-playing
piano. Instruments sold on easy terms.
128 Sixth St.. 311 Alder St.. Portland. Or.
Bonds and stocks bought and sold. T. W.
Cruthers & Co.. 314 Chamber of Commerce.
Baby Buggy Sale
We will sell, today only, our entire line of
baby buggies at actual cost. These buggies
are the strongest and prettiest on the market.
A. beautiful buggy, rubber tires, plush uphol
stering, patent brake, only $9.50. L Gevurtz,
the Homefurnlsher. 173 First St.. N. W. cor.
PRICES OF LOTS REDUCED.
The undersigned hi now prepared to build
houses In Irvington, Portland's most desirable
suburb, on the Installment plan, whereby the
monthly payments will be ACTUALLY les
than rental charged for similar residences.
If you cannot call, eend for circular.
C H. PRESCOTT.
212 and 213 Chamber of Commerce.
CHOICE REAL ESTATE
We will sell today at 11 o'clock, on the prem
ises, elegant residence. No. 135 North 22d
St.. corner. of Hoyt. with two lots, being lOOx
100 feet: or will sell dwelling and one lot If
desired by the purchaser. Don't fall to attend
this sale, as the property Is first class la every
particular. PARRISH & WATKINS, Agents.
S. L. N. G1LMAN, Auctioneec