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THE MORNING OKEGONIAN, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 1900.
MANY GOOD SPEAKERS
SECURED FOR COA.VTA.VQ,VJL MEET
ING. Some of the Star Attraction Se
cured for the Gladstone Gath
ering This Year. "
Beveridge and Landls are Indiana's twin
stars one scintillates In the Senate and
the other In the House of Representatives
In the present session of Congress. "With
this brilliant statement the March num
ber of Success says: "Charles B. Landls,
the orator, sprang into fame during the
debate in Congress on the exclusion of
Roberts. Mr Landls -was a new member,
but very soon his earnestness of speech
challenged attention. Every member pres
ent turned and listened. Gem after gem
of rhetoric was falling from the lips of
the speaker. The pages and loungers
rushed out and told the absentees that
they were missing something. They
crowded in, filling up the seats the gal
leries were already full.
"Landls was attacking Utah's treachery
in a brilliant arraignment. In the clear
est of tones. In fervid word-painting and
in Impassioned protest the new Demos
thenes proceeded with his speech until
the House was fairly electrified. Every
sentence was a pointed shaft of sarcasm,
every rounded period a cannon-ball of
fact. He had names and dates and fig
ures, and when he described the "per
jured cheat of polygamy" crawling back
during the lull of Interest caused by the
Spanish "War, the vast concourse buTst
into thunderous applause. His magnifi
cent tribute to American womanhood in
general, and to Miss Helen Gould In par
ticular, was a fiery classic in beauty and
strength. It was one of the greatest
philippics delivered In the House of Rep
resentatives since the days of the Civil
Mr. Landls Is the editor of the Indiana
State Journal. Debate was his youthful
passion, and by constant practice he has
become one of the great orators of his
state and country.
Congressman Landls has been secured
to open the great Chautauqua season at
Gladstone Park. July 11 and 12. He is
without doubt one of the most striking
figures on the forensic platform of today.
Following close upon Landls comes Rev.
Thomas McClary. D. D., the great pul
pit orator of Minneapolis. Dr. McClary
Is said to have the humor of Artemas
Ward, the delivery of Wendell Phillips;
and the face and figure of Sol Smith Rus
sell. Dr. McClary Is a great exponent
of Burns, and one of his lectures will be
"Scotland and Her Peasant Poet."
Before Landls. "the Gentleman From
Indiana," and McClary. "the Pride of
Minnesota," have left the grounds, Alton
Packard, of Ohio, the great cartoonist,
is due at the Chautauqua platform.
Packard, whose cartoons have brought
laughter and merriment to newspapers
throughout the country. Is likewise a
speaker of exceptional merit. His chalk-
talks, combined with a remarkable gift
of humor and story-te'ling, makes Pack
ard an amazing entertainer." On the sec
ond date of Packard, the Metropolitan
Jubilee singers, of Chicago, make their
first appearance. This company, consist
ing of 11 singers, has been obtained at
great expense to make the tour of the
Coast Chautauquas. They remain four
days at Gladstone. Roland D. Grant,
whose riame Is a household word In Ore
gon, has been recalled to speak for the
fifth time at this assembly. He brings
with him a new lecture that Is making
a tremendous record for its able author.
Clarence Everett Kemp, professor In the
Columbian School of Oratory. Chicago,
has been secured to instruct the classes
In elocution. Professor Kemp enjoys the
special distinction of being a teacher of
teachers, whose reputation brings to Chi
cago aspiring young professionals from
all parts of the "Union. Professor Kemp
will appear frequently upon the platform.
Several noted lady readers of Oregon will
also assist in the programmes Miss Mabel
Carter, dean of the school of expression
of Willamette University. SaJwn; Miss
Mabel "Van Dersal. Miss Lulu Mae Bud
demer. of Portland, and others.
Professor AV. H. Boyer, of Portland,
whose masterly presentation of the ora
torio, "The Creation." at this assembly
several years ago Is still recalled with
pleasure, wjll have charge of the music
Professor Boyer is preparing to give two
grand concerts, one or them a cantata.
Max Brusch's "Fair Ellen." with promi
nent Portland and Chautauqua singers.
Mrs. Rose Bloch Bauer will be one of the
The schools and classes so far arranged
are as follows: American history. Presi
dent W. C. Hawley. Willamette Univer
sity, Salem; Bible study. Professor Hi L.
Boardman, McMinnville College, McMInn
ville: English language, Professor Irving
M. Glenn. State University, Eugene; bot
any. Professor Alfred R. Sweetser, Pa
cific University, Forest Grove; literature.
Professor J. B. Horner. State Agricultural'
College, Corvallls; v. c. T. U. institute,
Mrs. Helen D. Harford, National organ
izer, Xcwberg; music. Professor W. II.
Boyer, Portland; elocution. Professor C.
E. Kemp. Columbian School of Oratory.
Chicago; Sunday-school methods. Superin
tendent W. R. Winans, Salem; physical
culture. Secretary Albert Grilley. Oregon
City Y. M. C. A.; educational topics.
President Frank Strong. State University,
Eugene; European history. President
Wallace H. Lee. Albany College. Albanv.
In the department" of field sports a $50
cup and gold and silver medals have
been put up as trophies for the win
ners. Professor Glenn is publishing a
handbook for his classes in Anglo-Saxoa
President Boardman will devote his Bible
work to "Masterpieces of Biblical Litera
ture." Professor Sweetser will add to his
botany practical talks on 'bacteria of the
house, the dalrjV etc., and possibly his
noted "Toadstool Talk," with the lan
tern. President Frank Strong will give
three class lectures on "Spanish Rule and
Institutions In America," "The Rise of
Religious Bodies In England," and "The
Great Period of Awakening: In United
States History." The favorite Chemawa
Indians will be camped again, with more
athletes and a better orchestra than ever.
The Indian oay programme will be again
one of the notable object-lessons of the
Mrs. Judge Galloway, one of the most
successful Chautauqua workers in the
state, will have charge of the C L. S.
C work at the round table. Every cir
cle in the state is requested to report
to Mrs. Galloway. Oregon City. All ex
pecting lo graduate from the C. L. S.
C. should notify State Secretary J. r"
Greenfield. Portland, at once, that diplo
mas may be sent from Chautauqua head
quarters. Cleveland. O. President Frank
Strong, of the State University, will de
liver the graduating address on "Higher
Education" on Recognition day. July is.
Mrs. Abigail Scott Duniway. "the Grand
Old Lady of Oregon," wno has always
made Woman's day one of the successes
of each season, promises this year a
grand rally, with more music, more flow
ers, more brief, bright, witty speeches
from talented Oregon women, than ever
before. Mrs. Helen D. Harford, that noble
Quaker woman, who Is doing so grand a
work for temperance throughout the coun
try, will again have charge of the. Joyal
white-ribbon forces of the W. C T. U.
She has recently returned from a lecture
tour in the East.
The usual 11 o'clock hour programmes
will be conducted by the various colleges
and universities of the state. Hon. D.
P. Thompson, of Portland, will speak in
behalf of the Humane Society.
Headquarters for the season have al
ready been engaged by the various col
leges, churches, benevolent orders, W. C
T. U G. A. R. and W. R. C.. Spanish
War Veterans, Native Sons. American
Sunday School Union. Red Cross. Wood
To thoroughly enjoy the Chautauqua at
Gladstone, one should camp through the
entire 10 days. Wood, water, pasturage,
groceries, meats and vegetables are con
venient and cheap. Classes begin at S
o'clock in the morning, and the evening
exercises close at 10 o'clock. The East
Side motor line runs directly into the
grounds, and the Southern Pacific is
within 50 feet. Last year 300 tents were
pitched and over 10OT people camped in
the gTassy green woodland shades of
Gladstone. The average attendance was
from 2000 to 3000, and sometimes ran up
to as many as C000." This is the greatest
educational assembly on the Pacific Coast.
Teachers by the hundreds make this their
Summer outing, for combined with out
door life and recreation are uplifting arid
inspiring music lectures, readings, and
the thousand and one delights of intel
Reduced rates are given 'on all lines
leading to Gladstone. Season tickets; Jl SO,
admit to all camping privileges. Day
tickets, 23 cents. Children under 10 years
free. For further Information address the
secretary, J. W. Gray, at Oregon City.
The complete programme will be pub
THE TAKING OF CAGAYAN.
Found Portland Flour and Beer Al
CAGAYAN, Island of Mindanao, April
6. (Special correspondence.) Northern
Mindanao has been occupied by
tho jimerican troops without bloodshed
and, excepting this one port of Cagayan,
tho entry of the Americans has been hailed
with satisfaction by the inhabitants.
The expedition, consisting of the For
tieth Regiment, with Mojor-Gcneral 3ates
In personal command, assembled in Sugod
Bay, Province of Albay, March 25, and
convoyed by the gunboat Manila sailed
for Surigao. touching at Leyte en route.
Surigao was reached shortly after noon
of the 27th. and the landing party was met
by the civil and military authorities, who
stated their willingness to surrender and
their satisfaction at tho coming of the
This having been signaled to the Ma
nila, General Bates and staff landed, be
ing received- by the Insurgent General,
Garcia, and his officers.
The terms of surrender were easily
agreed upon, and. to the music of both
the Philippine and American bands, col
umn was formed to march to the plaza.
Surigao lies along a little land-locked
bay Just at the northeast extremity or
the island. The dock lies to the east and
the plaza and government buildings to
the west, while a fine shell road winds
along the bay between the two.
There Is good anchorage along the en
tire city front, and the vessels of the
fleet had taken position opposite the
plaza, with tho gunboat close In. On the
approach of the column, the Manila
dressed sh.lp, arid her long lines of gaily
colored bunting and the white duck suits
of tho sailors, with the deep green back
ground of the mountains, mide up a
beautiful and appropriate picture.
The troops filed Into the plaza and
formed line facing the bay. Then, at the
first notes of "The Star-Spangled Ban
ner," the roar of the Manila's 21 gun Na
tional ealute woke the echoes of the sur
rounding mountains. The flag slowly arose
to the top of tho bamboo staff, and the
ceremony of occupation was complete.
The insurgent troops were then parad
ed. They laid down their arms, after
which an Informal reception was held In
the government house. The glittering
splendor of tho insurgent uniforms was a
decided contrast to the plain brown khaki
of our own.
The surrender included ISO Tlfiee, some 20
cannon, of ancient make, and considerable
ammunition. One company of the Fortieth
remains as a permanent garrison.
Two things attracted ray attention In
this city. The first was several sacks of
Portland flour, and the other was the
prevalence of Star br-wery beer. Cer
tainly a long way from home to find
home products, and especially in a port
closed for 13 months.
Eight American prospectors have made
their headquarters in this town for sev
eral months. I saw and talked with two
of them, and they report some very rich
discoveries. The gold district tributary
to Surigao Is known to be of exceeding
richness, but Is almost entirely undevel
oped. Some 15,000 bales of hemp are in ware
house awaiting shipment, and the open
ing of this port will relieve the hemp
Leaving Surigao, the expedition proceed
ed to Cagayan, being joined en route by
the gunboat Yorktown. Tho Insurgent
force had been prepared for a .stubborn
defense, and only a week before had ex
changed shots with the gunboat Panay.
They were known to havo SO cannon and a
considerable number of rifles with am
munition. The city itself lies three miles back
from the bay. and may be reached by
launch at high tide by way of the river.
The usual way of landing is, however,
from a dock on the bay one mile east of
the mouth of the river.
The Manila and Yorktown took station?
enfilading river and dock, and Major
Cases Battalion, in small boats, towed
by launches, made a dash for the beach
at two different points. The sudden move
disconcerted the Insurgents, and without
firing a shot they hastily retired. The
battalion advanced so rapidly that all
Idea of resistance seems to have been
abandoned, for the city was taken with
out conflict, resulting In the capture of
--u insurgents, with their rifles, 30 cannon,
the entire records and all the civil of
ficers of the province and the treasury,
containing nearly $15,000.
Cagayan de MIsamis Is the most import
ant city of Northern Mindanao. It con
tains 9000 Inhabitants, many fine build
ings, a beautiful church and very good
government offices. It Is tho port of en
try for a district containing nearly 41
towns and cities and more than 120,00
Inhabitants. The insurgents had main
tained the best local and provincial gov
ernment that I have seen in the islands,
and their civil officers were of a high or
der of Intelligence.
They were all pure Vlsayans, and had
been singularly free from Tagalog In
fluence and corruption. Their police,
courts of Justice, schools and Junta of ad
ministration were admirably conducted,
and their expenditure of public funds, as
shown by their cash books, was eco
nomical and honest. Major Case's Bat
talion remains here ns permanent gar
rison. The remainder of the expedition proceed
ed to Illlgan. where one battalion was left,
thence to MIsamis. with a garripon of
two companies, and finally to Dapitan
with one. The onlv Incidents worth men
tioning were the slave market In full op
eration at 1111 can and the enthusiastic wel
come at Dapitan.
The work In hand at present is the es
tablishing of civil government by the dis
trict commander. My own experience In
that line I shall reserve for another let
ter. J. F. C.
Laboring: Man Held 1p.
J. W. Paznette, a laboring man In search
of work, met with a misfortune last even
ing at 7 o'clock that will not strike h:a
as particularly opportune. While wan
dering along the O. R. & N. dock he wa
suddenly confronted by two marked men,
armed with pistols, who proceeded to re
lieve him of his cash, to the amount or
two $5 gold pieces. Detectives have been
put on the case, but they are worktnv
In the dark, as Paznette was too bewild
ered by his loss to give an intelligent fle
eiription of the men or to tell the direc
tion they took, beyond that they forced
him by threats of pistol violence- to walk
away, back to them, while they disap
peared In the distance.
Many forms of nervous debility In men
yield to the use of Carter's Little Liver
Pills. Valuable for nervous weakness,
night sweats. Try them.
ALUM BAKING POWDERS IN
Senate CammMtee, Report That the Evi
dence ef Their Hwmfulrtew
Efforts to Pass Pare Food Lavr
Opposed br the Alam Trant
Speech ef Senator Mason.
Senator Mason's speech in the Senate
upon the subject of pure food embraces a
clear statement of the danger to 'which tho
public health is exposed from alum bak
The committee . on manufactures was
some time ago directed jto investigate food
adulterations,, and at numerous sessions
In tho principal cities accumulated & vol
ume of testimony upon the subject from
the best-Informed parties and highest sci
entific authorities in 'the country.
One of the greatest sources of danger to
our foods, the committee stated In its
report, exists in alum baking powders.
The committee found the testimony, it
says, overwhelmingly condemnatory of
the use of alum in baking powders, and
recommended that such uso be prohibited
Senator Mason, discussing the report at
tho committee and the several bills intro
duced to carry tho. recommendations of
the committee into effect, said:
Alam Absolutely TJnat for Food.
When we made this report we made It
based on the evidence before us, and the
evidence Is simply overwhelming. I do
not care how big a lobby there may be
here for the alum baking .powder, I do
not care how many memorials they pub
lish, there Is no place In the human econ
omy of human food for this thing called
alum. The overwhelming evidence of the
leading physicians and scientists of this
country Is that It is absolutely unfit to go
into human food, and that in many cas.es
if ;the gentleman will read the evidence,
some of the physicians say they can trace
cases in their own practice there are dis
eases of the kidneys due to the perpetual
use of alum in their Sally bread. I want
to give the Senate an Idea of the class
of men we have called. They are the
leading scientists from every college of
the United States that we could get hold
of. We had open doors, and no witness
ever came before that committee In the
12 months we were heating evidence but
who was permitted to testify.
The leading physicians of the world sav
that cream of tartar Is a pure, natural,
healthy food product. It Is a product of
tho grape, and when it Is put In solution
In the bread with soda. If there Is a resid
uum left It do not hurt tho stomach,
and it does not go Into nor Injure tho
brain or the blood or the kidneys.
Alnm a Mineral Poison.
When you mix a mineral poison, as they
all say that alum Is, It Is Impossible to
mix it always to such a degree that there
will not be a residuum left of alum, which
produces alumina, and which contribute
largely to tho diseases of the people In
I will tell you now of the men whose
evidence came before the committee who
condemned the use of alum baking pow
der, some in one language and some In
another. I have not all the names. I
simply asked my stenographer to go
through hastily and give me those
that could bo found readily out of 704
or S00 pages of evidence there:
Great Scientists Testify Condemning
Ames, Howard E., surgeon, United
States Navy, Washington, D. C.
Appleton, John Howard, professor of
chemistry. Brown University, Providence,
Army, United States, refuses to allow
the use of alum In anything like a food
product In the United States Army.
Arnold, J. W. 8., professor. University
of New York.
Atwater, W. O., professor and director
Government Experimental Station. Wash
ington, D. C.
Barker. George F., professor. University
Busey, S. C., professor, Washington. D.
Caldwell. G. C. professor, Cornell Uni
versity. Ithaca. N. Y.
Chandler. C. F.. professor, Columbia
University. New York.
Chittenden. Russell H., professor. Yale
University, New Haven. Conn.
Cornwall, H. B.. pmfessor. University
of Princeton. New Jersey.
Crampton, C. A.. proftn?or. Division of
ChemWry. Washington, D. C.
Cuthbert. Dr. M. F physician. Wash
lrton. D. C.
De Schwelnltz. Emile. professor. United
States Department of Agriculture, Wash
Ington. D. C
Fairhurst. Alfred, professor, chemist.
University of Kentucky, Lexington. Ivy.
Fleming, Walter M., physician. New
Frear. WlUlam, professor, State College,
Freeman. George F.. surgeon. United
States Naval Hospital. Washington. D. C
Jenkins. "Edward H.. professor. Depart
ment cf Agriculture Stat" of Connecticut
Johnston, Dr. William W., Washington,
Johnson. Joseph Taber. professor of sur
gery. Washington, D. C.
Johnson, S. W., professor, Yale Col
lege, New Haven, Conn.
Kerr. Dr. William R., ex-health officer,
Mallett. John William, professor. Uni
versity of "Virginia.
Marine Hospital Service reject In
their rules all alum baking powders or any
food containing alum. It Is a drug, and
no chemist has ever testified that In any
food that goes into the stomach of any
animal the particles that form alum are
found. It Is a poison, and It Is so testi
fied to by every one of these witnesses,
some In one form and eome Jn another.
McMurtre. William, professor, consult
ing and analytical chemist.
Mew, W. M.. professor. Army and Med
ical Department, United States Govern
ment. Morton. Henry, president of Stevens In
stitute, Hoboken, N. J.
Munroe, Charlw Edward, professor of
chemistrv, Columbian University, Wash
ington. D. C.
Mott. Henry A., professor. New York
The United States Navy refuses, under
the direction of the Surgeon-General, to
have alum used in any of the products
that go Into the food of the men of the
Prescott. Albert B., professor. Univer
sity of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Price. A. F.. medical director. United
States Naval Hcspltal, Washington, D. C.
Smart, Charles, Lleutenant-ColoneL As
sistant Surgeon-General, United States
Sternberg. George M., Surgeon-General.
United States Army. Washington. D. C
Stringfleld. C Pruyn. professor, Chicago
Baptist Hospital. Chicago.
Thurber. Francis B., president Ameri
can Grocer Publishing Company, New
York City: not a chemist.
Tucker, Willis G.. professor of chemistry
and chemist of State Board of Health,
State of New York.
Vaughan. Victor C, professor, Unlver
sltv of Michigan. Ann Arbor. Mich.
Van Reypen. W. K.. Surgeon-General,
United States Navy. "Washington. D. C
Wayne, E. S.. professor. Cincinnati. C.
Weber. H. A., professor, Ohio State
University. Columbus. O.
Wiley, Professor H. W.. chlet chem
ist. Department of Agriculture, United
States, Washington. D. C
Wise, John C medical Inspector. United
Withers. Professor W. A., chemist. North
Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station,
Raleigh. N. a "
Wyman. Walter, -Surgeon - General,
Vnited States Marine Hospital, Waehlng-
1 ton, D. C.
Woodward. Dr. William C., health of
ficer, Washington, D. C
Mr. Pettlgrew Was there any testi
mony which showed that thre were cases
of injury to health as a result of con
stant use of alum?
Mr. Maeon Yes; I can turn you to the
Mr. Pettlgrew I do not care to have the
Senator, turn to It. I simply want to em
phasize the point. I agree with the Sen
ator. It his always been my own Im
pression that alum baking powder Is In
jurious, but I wanted to bring it out
and make it emphatic, if the proof sustains
Mr. Mason I quite agree with the Sen
ator. It !s claimed that there is not a
country in Europe that does not prohibit
the use of alum. Certainly three or four
of the leading countries of Europe to which
I have had ray attention called prohibit
tho uso of alum In baking powder.
Cream of Tartar Pavrders Hcalthfal.
Mr. Pettlgrew Did the chemists who
came before the committee, these pro
fessors, generally testify was It the re
sult of their evidence that the cream of
tartar baking powder is healthy and dots
not leave a residuum which Is injurious
to health? t
Mr. Mason Yes; I say emphatically,
yes; that the weight of the evidence is,
that whenever any of thes distinguished
men, who have a National reputation, the
leading chemists of tho colleges, were In
terrogated upon the point, they stated
that fact, every one of them, to my recollection.
EAST SIDE AFFAIRS.
The Montavllla school has closed, with
one of the most Interesting graduating pro
grammes that has ever been given In the
Mount Tabor vicinity. Thore was a large
attendance of the patrons and friends of
the school, and even tho standing room
was taken. A class of 10 was graduated,
and the following programme was ren
dered In honor of the occasion: Selection,
Portland High School orchestra; recita
tion, Jessie Smith; vocal solo, Louise
Leatherman; selection, Sadie Palmer: reci
tation, Charlie Olsen; song, "His Queue
Still Hangs Behind"; essay, "Opportu
nity," Charles Hollcroft; vocal solo, Jen
nie Henderson; recitation, Sarah Taylor;
essay. "Why the States Should Educate,"
John Baldwin; class prophecy, Otha Sat
terlee; presentation of diplomas. Rev. C.
N. Hollcroft; class song, graduating class.
The excellent programme closed with a
short address by Director J. A. Scbwa
bauer, who reviewed the history of the
class, and gave some sound advice for the
future of the members. Immediately af
ter his talk, the teachers and about 50 of
tho former graduates were Invited to the
lower hall, to partake of a dainty lunch
eon. The success of tills part of the pro
gramme Is due to tho untiring efforts of
Miss Sylvia Miller, who had It In charge
A flne gold pen and holder was presented
J. D. Leatherman, tho principal, by the
graduating class. Mr. Leatherman has
had charge of the school since its or
ganization, and It seems to be the general
wish that he continue the work.
Rnssellvllle School Closing.
The Russellvllle school has closed for
the year, and the following were the grad
uates: Effle Carrard, Sarah Llndberg. An
drew Larson nnd Walter Pollock. An
Interesting programme rras rendered. In
cluding recitations and general exercises.
There was a large audience, composed of
people In the neighborhood. Professor A.
C. Strange, of siouth Mount Tabor School,
gave a short and Instructive talk to the
pupils. H. J. Michelson, chairman of the
board, presented diplomas with appropri
ate remarks. At the close of tho exercises
the teachers served the pupils with light
refreshments. The school has been stead
ily Increasing, and the average dally at
tendance last year was 90. The school em
ploys a principal, H. C. Ulbson, and two
assistants. Miss McGrew and Miss Hop
East Side Notes.
The Southern Pacific has a force lower
ing and repairing the track from the west
side, of Mllwaukie to Clinton streets. A
considerable amount of work Is being done
here. It will be far better for the travel
which has to pass over the track.
Nathan B. Low Is still in a serious con
dition at his home on East Pine and East
Twenty-third streets, from a stroke of
paralysis, which attacked him several days
agp. He had been In failing health for
some time, and had been to Independence
to see his son, Dr. Low. On his return at
night his left side became paralyzed, and
has remained in that condition without
change ever since. Mr. .Low has lived on
the East Side for some time, and his
friends trust that he may be restored to
health and strength.
Merely In Bad Taste.
OAKLAND, Or., May 30. (To the Edi
tor.) Will you please answer the follow
L Does a person, by traveling with a
revolver strapped on him, exposed to pub
lic view, lay himself liable to a flne?
2. Does a person, by using a camera
and taking a snap-shot picture of another
person, without his consent, lav himself
liable to any flne? R. R. c.
L No; in this free and enlightened
country a man may hang revolvers or
rifles or cannon all .over himself and
travel all over the country without lia
bility to any flne. It ii, however. In ques
tionable taste for a person traveling
through a civilized and law-abiding re
gion to carry a revolver strapped to him.
He would be likely to be made sport of,
and might be taken for a dangerous
crank and arrested on general principles.
Revolvers are for use, not for show.
2. A person is not more liable to a flne
for taking a snap-shot picture of another
than the other would be for getting In
the way when such a picture was taken.
Some persons are averse to being photo
graphed without their consent, and it is
not the proper thing to annoy 4or Insult
such people. Under the circumstances,
taking a snap-shot at any one might
properly be resented as en impertinence.
The proper thing In all such matters is
to avoid giving needless offense to any
Melting- Gold Coin.
PORTLAND, June 5. (To the Editor.)
Will you kindly Inform me through the
columns of your dally, whether one can
melt and utilize gold coins without con
flicting with the law, providing he does
not try to pass the mutilated com?
If a man is so fortunate as to possess
gold coins, they are hW very own, and he
can melt them, make them into jewelry
or dissolve them In acid. Of course, he
will not be able to pass them at their face
value If mutilated, but he can sell them
in any shape for the full value of the gold.
R. R. Ritchie, of San Francisco, general
Pacific 'Coast azent of the Chicago &
Northwestern, was among yesterday's
Commercial Agent Trumbull, of the Illi
nois Central, will arrive here tomorrow
morning, accompanied by his wife, and
her sister. Miss Wunderllch. The entire
family will make Portland their home.
Mr. Trumbull met Mrs. Trumbull and Mls
Wunderllch at Salt Lake, proceeding from
there to The '.ualles. At that point they
were met by Traveling Freight Agen:
O'Rellley, who left Portland last night
for that purpose.
For all irritations of. the skin, the most tooth
ing and comforting cure is Greve's Ointment.
Parker's Hair Balsam is life to th hair.
STEUNENBERG LEFT OUT
IDAHO DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION
IN HANDS OF THE OPPOSITION.
The Coear d'Alexie Troahle Rises "Up
.Aaevr The Vote Is Very Close, and
a Bolt Is Probable.
LEWISTON, Idaho, June 5. The State
Democratic Convention to elect National
delegates convened at 1:40 o'clock this
afternoon, with John Halley, state chair
man, presiding. There were 22S delegates
represented, about 120 being present exclu
sive of the contesting Shoshone delegations
of 12 each. The full convention consists
of 24$, six votes only being absent. For
temporary chairman, the Steunenberg
forces nominated E- M. Wolfe, of Elmore,
and tho opposition H. C Jackson, of Ada.
The vote resulted In 114 each, and the
chairman declined to decide. On the sec
ond ballot Steunenberg lost three votes,
and Jackson was elected. This gives the
appointment of credentials and other com
mittees to the opposition. A recess was
then taken, which was subsequently made
an adjournment until tomorrow morning
to enable the Shoshone contention to be
thoroughly Investigated. At present the
administration stands to lose the Sho
shone delegation and convention. The
credentials committee report will favor
the seating of the antl delegation from
Shoshone, but Steunenberg hopes to de
feat the report In convention, although his
defeat on the temporary organization
makes this look doubtful. Idaho County
holds the pivotal vote, and this Is now the
center of argument and' appeal on both
The antl-admlnlstratlon delegates at
first only held out for no resolutions at
all touching state affairs,-but declared If
any commendation was attempted they
would try to denounce the Coeur d'Alene
administration. Since they have shown
unexpected strength, they may try to de
nounce anyhow, claiming the permit sys
tem and bullpen shall not be engrafted
on the Democratic party. On the other
hand, the Steunenberg men say law and
peace shall prevail, and the Democracy
will secure these if it takes bayonets and
bullets to do so.
Conservative Democrats are now at
tempting to bring the two factions to
gether by a resolution recommending the
administration in general terms, and ex
cluding any personal or specific references
whatever. If this Is not acceptable, there
will probably be a bolt, as neither side
will stand the success of the other. It Is
claimed much of the bitterness and con
tention arc due to personal feeling against
Governor Steunenberg, and with him elim
inated as a political factor In the out
come, there would be no great trouble
made by either side. The convention will
reconvene at 10 o'clock tomorrow morn
ing. MAY COST MIIiLION VOTES.
Bryan's Estimate of Result of Suc
cess of Steunenberg.
LEWISTON, Idaho, June 5. Much
strength has been drawn from the Gov
ernor by statements made by some lead
ing opposing Democrats, who say that
Bryan said to them while In this state
that It would cost him (Bryan) a million
votes, should Steunenberg go as a dele
cate to the Kansas City convention.
Many delegates express themselves that,
were this not Presidential year, thej
would gladly Indorse the Governor's ac
tions In the Coeur d'Alenes, but that he
would have to be turned down so as to not
Injure Bryan's chances of catching the
Since the convention adjourned, dele
gates from one county which was today
voted by proxy against Steunenberg havo
arrived. Increasing the Goernor'J
strength by three votes, thus making It
still very doubtful.
LICENSE FOR SLOT MACHINES.
Salem "Will Hereafter Heqnire ?0
Per Quarter A Substitute.
SALBM. June 5. The Salem City Coun
cil this evening passed an ordinance re
quiring persons operating nlokle-in-the
slot machines to pay a quarterly license
of $6. Mayor Bishop, announced that the
fire underwriters threaten to ratso, the
rates of Insurance unless the people clean
up their back yards and alleys. Coun
cilman Allen Inquired why saloon-keepers
were permitted to keep open house
on Sunday. He was Informed that the
city had no attorney, and that the city
Recorder could not undertake to prose
cute such cases without legal aid. A bill
was Introduced and passed to two read
ings, granting to Horst brothers the
privilege of erecting a telephone line
through certain streets of this city.
This ordinance was passed as a substi
tute for one previously passed and
vetoed by the Mayor. The May
or's veto was based upon several
grounds of publlcy policy, and
the present ordinance remedies these by
providing that the telephone line may be
used by Horst Brothers only., that they
must construct the line on certain des
ignated streets in the manner provided
by city ordinances: 'that the beneficiar
ies shall pay the city of Salem $1 50 per
month for the privilege granted; that
.the right shall not be transferable and
shall exist for the term of 10 years. These
provisions were Incorporated as a declara
tion of the policy of the present city ad
ministration to exact compensation for
special privileges and to guard carefully
the city's rights.
Thirty-fourth Oregon Report.
In the 34th volume of the Oregon Su
preme Court Reports, just Issued, 71 cases
were reported. Of. these, 23 were reversed,
45 affirmed and three modified. Of the 71
opinions written upon the main questions
before the court, 20 were written by Chief
Justice Wolverton, 25 by Justice Bean, 24
by Justice Moore and two "per curiam."
In this report three decisions upon tha
same point by earlier courts were over
ruled. The former holding, which has
been reversed, was to the effect that a
motion for leave to file a new undertaking
on appeal must be filed oefore the motion
to dismiss Is brought on" for hearing. This
rule was laid down by Justice Upton In
the .case of Cross vs. Chichester, 4 Oregon,
114; by Justice Shattuck In the case of
Alberson vs. Mahaffey. 6 Oregon, 412; and
by Justice Boise, In the case of State vs.
McKlnmore, 8 Oregon, 207. The decision
which overrules thes cases was written
per curiam In the case of Elwert vs. Nor
ton. 34 Oregon, 567. The new rule was
laid down because the new procedure had
been the practice for several years, and
it was deemed a matter of justice to allow
a new undertaking to be filed after a mo
tion to dismiss has been made and a chal
lenge to the sufficiency of the first under
taking has been sustained.
Insane Asylum Report.
The report of Superintendent J. F. Cal
breath, of the Insane aBylum, for the
month of May shows the total expendi
tures for articles consumed, $6213 S3; total
salaries, $3565 25; average monthly ex
pense, per capita, $10 04; dally per capita,
Number of patients April 30 1163
Received during May. 43
Number of returned escapes 2
Number under care and treatment.. 12SS
Number discharged 15
Number died 11
Number eloped 4
Number of patients. May 31 117S
Increase during month 15
The following patients were discharged:
Dan Chenoweth, Pendleton; Delia Ander
son, Portland; W. W. Taylor, Lane; Dan
Pefferle, Grant's Pass; D. Woodman, Port
land; Louis Kronler, Salem; W. H. Tur
ner, Marlon; Ethel Crouch. Salem; N. E.
Kegg, McMinnville; C. E. Millett, Marion;
Lena Vest. Wallowa; A. Peterson, Port
land; Frank Shearman, Illinois; T. S.
Walker, Gervals; George Dichen, Pendle
ton. Bids for Penitentiary Wing.
The bids for the construction of the new
"The American Porter"
criminating public. It
is superior -to the best imported pro
ducts. Its high quality is assured by
the fact that it is the product of the
AnheuserrBusch Brewing Ass n
St. Louis, U. S. A.,
Brewers of the Original Budweiser, Faust, Michelob. Anheuser
Standard, Pale-Lager, Export Pale, Exquisite and Malt-Nutrine.
wing at the pentitentlary were opened at
the Governor's office today. The bids
were as follows:
Erb & Van Patten . $18,5Ca
Hughes & Sorber 1G.2M
Young & Johnson ..... 15,8fi
Erlxon & Van Patten 14,431
The Legislature appropriated 'for this
new wing $15,000. The Governor has taken
the bids under advisement until tomorrow.
Oregon Sapreme Court.
In the Supreme Court today Nathan C
Richards was admitted to the bar on a cer.
tlficate from the Supreme Court of Wash
ington. The following orders were made:
Mary Elliott et al.. respondents; vs
Clarence R. Bloyd et al., appellants; or
dered on stipulation that respondento' have
until July L 1S00, to serve and file their
Julia C. Richardson, appellant, vs. Ber
trand Orth et al., respondents; ordered
on stipulation that respondents' time to
serve and file a reply brief be extended
to July 1, 1900.
The W. K. Allen cannery began opera
tions today, and took In about three tons
of strawberries, paying 3 cents per pound.
Canning will not begin until tomorrow,
when a force of about 40 persons will be
employed to handle the fruit. What the
amount of berries handled dally will be
cannot yet be determined, but It Is thought
that the fruit taken In today will be less
than an average. The Allen Company
expects to work on strawberries for about
James Edwards, a trusty convict at the
Oregon penitentiary, ran away today
while working in a field by himself. He
was received from Multnomah County on
a conviction, of larceny, and had 45 days
left of a one-year sentence. He Is 50
years old. He has lost one leg below the
knee, and walks on a wooden stump. He
Is supposed to have gone south.
Foreign Ship Ruled Out.
SEATTLE. June 5. An issue said to
be entirely new has been raised between
the War and Treasury Departments anent
the eallintr of the transnort Athpninn fnr
Nome. The ship Is- ready to sail, but the
to leave, as her destination Is an Amer
ican port. The Athenian Is a British ship.
The law prohibits foreign vessels from ply
ing between two American ports. The
question Is being considered at Washing
ton. The United States transport Seward,
which carries General Randall and staff
to Nome, did not get away today, ae was
expected, but it Is stated she will leave
Machlas May Land Marines to Pro
tect American Interests.
NEW YORK, June 5. A special to the
Herald from Washington, says:
Reports to the State Department from
Colombia announce that the revolution
there Is growing In strength. Secretary
DAILY METEROLOGICAL REPORT.
PORTLAND. June 5.-8 P. M. Maximum
temperature. CO; minimum temperature, 53;
rlrer reading at 11 A. M., 13.8 feet: change la
the last 24 hours, 0.3 foot; total precipita
tion, 8 P. 1L to 8 P, M., 0.03 inch: total pre
cipitation from Sept. 1. 1S90, 3(1.01 Inches; nor
mal precipitation from Sept. 1, 1800, 44.20
indies; deficiency, 7.S9 inches; total sunshine
June 4, 3:54; possible sunshine June 4, 15:80.
An area of high pressure is central off tho
Oregon Coast. The barometer Is lowest over
the interior of Northern California. Moder
ately heavy rains have occurred along tho
Washington and Oregon coastn during the last
24 hours, but fair weather has prevailed else
where In the North Pacific States. It is very
warm In the Sacramento valley, and tempera
tures of 100 deg. were reported at Sacramento
and at Red Bluff. The indications are for fair
and warmer weather in this district during the
next 24 to 30 hours.
Forecasts made at Portland for the 2S hours
ending at midnight Wednesday. June 6:
Oregon. Washington and Northern Idaho
Fair and warmer; westerly winds.
Southern Idaho Fair; westerly winds.
Portland and vicinity Fair and warmer, with
EDWARD A. REALS. Forecast Ofllcial.
BOXES OF GOLD
Sent for Letters About Grape-Xnts.
330 boxes of gold and greenbacks will be
sent to perrons writing interesting and
truthful letters about the good that has
been done them by the use of Grape-Nuts
10 little boxes, each containing a $10 gold
piece, will be sent to the 10 writers of the
most Interesting letters.
20 boxes, each containing a $5 gold piece,
to the 20 next most Interesting writers,
and a $1 greenback will go to each of the
S00 next best. A committee of three to
make the decision, and the prizes sent on
July 3, 1S0O.
Write plain, sensible letters, giving de
tailed facts of Ill-health caused from Im
proper food, and explain the Improvement,
the gain In strength. In weight or In brain
power after using Grape-Nuts food.
It Is a profound fact that most alls of
humanity come from Improper and non
nourishing food, such as white bread, hot
biscuit, starchy and uncooked cereals, eta
A change to perfectly cocked, predl
gested food like Grape-Nuts, ac'entlfically
made and containing exactly the elements
nature requires for building the delicate
and wonderful cells of brain and body,
will quickly change a half-sick person to
a well person. Food good food Is na
ture's strongest weapon of defense.
Include In the letter the true names and
addresses, carefully written, of 20 persons
not very well, to whom, we can write re
garding the food cure by Grape Nuts.
Almost every one Interested In pure food
Is willing to have his or her name appear
In the paper for such help as they may
offer the human race. A request, how
ever, to omit name will be respected. Try
for one of the 330 prizes. Every one has
an equal show. Don't vrrite poetry, but
Just honest and Interesting facts about the
good you have obtained from the pure
food Grape-Nuts If a man or woman has
found a true way to get well and keep
well, it should be a pleasure to stretch a
helping hand to humanity by telling the
Write your name and address plainly on
letter and mail promptly to the Postum
Cereal Co., Ltd., Battle Creek, Mich.
Prizes sent July 3.
the choicest of brews,
mellow and pleasing,
has met with instant
approval by a dis- .
Long said that, though It was d"eslref to
brlng the Machlas north, the situation In
the State of Panama was such that It was
considered advisable for her to remain fcr
the present In Colombian waters.
Operations of tne opposing forces are
now near the railroad connecting Colon,
and Panama, and this Government, by
treaty, is required to maintain, open com
munication across the Isthmus. If nec
essary. Commander Logan, of the. Ma
chlas, will land marines for the pro
tection of American interests.
Consul Shaw, at Barraquilla. tells of
a decree Issued by the Minister of Fi
nance, by which port dues, heretofore
payable In Colombian currency, are" now
to be collected In the gold coin of tha
country to which the vessel may belong.
Today at our hosiery counter, at 19 cents "a
ralr fabout halt their value), misses' Imported
flne clastic-ribbed fancy colored hosiery, full
finished, txtra quality yarn and choice colors;
sires ( to S Inches.
OLDS & KING
BISSELL CARPET SWEEPER
We will sell you, today only, a genuine Bls
sell Cyco-Bearlns Carpet Sweeper, the best
made, with all tha latest improvements, at
$2.25. I. Govurtr, the Homefurnisher, 173 Flret
St., N. V. corner Yamhill.
PIUCES OF LOTS REDUCED.
The underslcned Ik now prepared to build
houses in Irvlngton. Portland's most desirabla
uburb. on the Installment plan, wherebr tha
monthly payments will be ACTUALLY less
than rental charred fcr similar residences.
It you cannot call, send for circular.
C. H. PRESCOTT. .
212 and 213 Chamber of Commerce.
PORTLAND MARKET CO.
170 THIRD ST..
Will save you money on groceries, fruits, rege-
ITatits. tnr brand VllCi
Ham, picnic ......li5o
Flour, per Fack 63o
l:i pounds dry granulated sugar ........ ..1.00
T boxes Ttrawberrles 253
Full cream cheese, two-for 25a
Prompt delivery- Oregon phone Grant 86.
LADIES' SKIRTS "
As- per advertisement In Sunday's Oregonlan.
at 10 A. M. THIS DAY. at Gllman"s. 411
Washington st. Ladles are Invited to attend.
This line of skirts is finely displayed, and it
will pay you to attend this positive sale.
S. L. N. GILMAN. Auctioneer.
Tomorrow, Thursday, Junt 7th
AT CENTRAL AUCTION ROOMS, corner Al
der and Park ats., we shall sell the furniture,
etc., -from private residence, including: Fancy
rockers: center tables; couches: sewing ma
chine; Brussels carpets; lace curtains; por
tieres; good oak extension table; dining chairs;
bedroom sets, complete, with springs and mat
tresres: feather pillows; first-class slx-ho)a
range, with water-back; refrigerator, and other
et. tts. Sale at 10 A. M.
GEO. BAKER & CO.. Auctioneers.
Baker's Adjustable Bedside Table
AH invalids will welcome Baker's" adjustable
bedside table. The discomfort usually experi
enced by Invalids while taking meals or la
trying to read axe reduced to the minimum,
and -with this excellent table, that- ought to
and -nlll in time find a place in every sickrom
the patient will be relieved of a constant sourca
of anrjance. The table is entirely Independ
ent of the bed, and can be adjusted to any
angle with the- least possible expenditure o
physical force. It will be found Indispensable,
during sickhtBaad..ne..it is used you would
not do wlthddtntf oforrmany times the- amount
of money tt costs. It should be in every home.
Call and examine them at AVOODARD,
CLARKE & CO.'S, cor. Fourth and Wash. su.
Fine business and
Residence lots on the
principal streets of
will be sold at
June 14th, 15th and 16th
on liberal credit
Catalogue of lots and terms of sale
will bs published before the
day of sale.
Bellingham Bay' Improrement
NfeW WHATCOM. WASH.
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