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THE MQBNING . OBEGONIAN, frpTJESDAT, 3TJ3SE 7, - -1900.
NEW CITY CHARTER
Legislators-Elect Say They
. Will Make .One.
ALL WANT PRIMARY LAW PASSED
Several Favor Election of All Cltr
Commt&sloxm by People Xo
it PortlandMs not doing business -under a
new charter next year it "will not be the
fault of the Multnomah delegation In the
next Legislature. Some of the members
of that delegation did not hesitate to eay
as much in a quiet way before the election-
They are now boldly telling the
same thing. Others are less communica
tive on the subject, but it is safe to pre
dict that the average "Citizen" elected to
the Legislature from thla county last
Monday -will work and vote for amending
the city charter.
Just what the proposed amendments are
to be is yet unknown, but if the pro
gramme is carried out the father of the
present charter will be unable to recog
nize the kinship existing between the old
and the new.
There is abundant talk of conservatism,
and no radical changes, from some. There
are others of the delegation who do not
hesitate to declare that the present meth
ods of administering municipal affairs
must undergo a complete change.
The latter Intimate that the programme
was prepared before the election, and that
it will be presented- In full, and that there
wll be no "stage fright" among the per
formers. It Is certain that an effort will be made
to have all city commissioners elected by
the people instead of appointed. This will
be the chief feature of the amendment
offered. Under this head will -come the
Police Commission, the Water Commis
sion, the Port of Portland Commission,
the Fire Commissioners and the new Park
Commission, as w ell as the Board of Pub
lic Works, if the people want one.
The "Citizens" are also out for all slate
makers, central committees and every
thing that resembles a. state, county or
city grafter, so they say.
A primary law will be Introduced. Pro
visions will be made", too, to prevent an
individual or firm from having a sure
thing on city or state contracts for mer
chandise or supplies of any sort. If the
Legislative Citizens can have things their
own way at Salem next Winter.
Whether or not they will be able to do
all of these things remains to be seen.
A man remarked yesterday that it was
a good while before the Legislature met,
and that more hopeless fights than that
confronting the opposition had been under
taken and won in the past.
Members of the Fusion delegation, who
talk freely, say that they not only feel
sure of having the undivided support of
their own crowd, but that assurance of
substantial assistance from other coun
ties is a certainty. They do not count
upon any serious opposition outside of
that offered by the one or two straight
Republican members from this county.
They argue that questions affecting coun
ties are always left to the delegation from
When It was suggested that the Gov
ernor might use his veto, the opinion
was given by a Fusion member that the
Governor would do nothing of the kind. It
was Intimated in some quarters that Gov
ernor Geer would not care to antagonize
the Multnomah Legislators, as there was
some probability of hie getting some votes
from this delegation should he became a
One Representative showed a leaning
toward the Governor when a Senatorial
candidate was discussed, and there is a
man in town who believes that the Geer
sentiment will grow on the Multnomah
men before the election of a Senator takes
"o Senatorial Pledges Made.
Not a single Legislative member can be
found who has pledged his vote to any
Senatorial candidate. One or two admit
they would not dislike to see ex-Senator
Mitchell get into the Tace. Others say
they are for any good, clean nian. If
there is any enthusiasm for Senator Mc
Brlde. it could not be detected, though a
faithful search was made.
Wants to See Reforms.
"I want to see reforms in the manner of
handling the Police Department," said
J. E. Hunt, State Senator-elect. "I am
opposed to machine politics, and shall
work to carry out the platform on which
l was elected. I shall favor charter
amendments, providing for the election of
all city commissions by the people. X am
also for a primary law, and hope to see
an end put to 'dealing' and 'grafting In
"I have made no pledges to Senatorial
Mr. Hunt says he feels grateful for Ks
election, as he considers it a vindication.
He declares that he is proud of his con
stituency. Do Not Care to Talk.
R. D. Inman, State Senator, and Alex
Sweek, Joint Senator, did not care to ex
press opinions further than that they did
,not,cpntemplate doing anything radical in
jrftard-to the city charter. Both'aVe of
Hhe-"opinion that the city commission?
should be elected by the people. Judge
Sweek thinks it a mistake for the Chief
of Police to be a member of the Police
Anionic the Representatives.
"I cannot say whom I shall support for
Senator," said D M. Watson, Representative-elect.
"I do want to say. however,
that Lam opposed to 'hold-ups,' and will
vote for any man agreeable to my con
stituents, rather than engage In anything
of the kind.
"I am heartily In favor of amending the
city charter, and shall do what I can In
that direction. The people should have
the privilege of voting for the men they
want as- membenj of the various city com
missions. ""I shall put principle above politics, and
try my best to do what I think Is right.
"I shall work as hard for a primary law
as I do for a change in the city charter,
and expect to see both of these measures
Mr. Watson -ys he will advocate the
purchase of voting machines, thus sav
ing the judges and clerks a great amount
of hard work during elections.
StnmlK Where lie Has Stood.
"I stand Just where I have stood for 10
years." replied C. W. Nottingham, when
asked where he might be found on the
issues. "I think most of the people know
where that is.
"I am In favor of a primary law. I fear,
however, that some of our people will ex
pect too much of such a law. We will
have to experiment for a time before we
get a perfect one
"I am also in favor of amending the
city charter In whatever way I may de
termine it is necessary.
"I want the city and county to buy sup
plies from the lowest reponslble bidder,
regardless of any political pull he may
have I am. and have been, opposed to
the 'ring.' fend its methods of slate-making."
Mr. Nottingham says he has not been
approached by any one. outside of the
regular Republican organization, concern
ing his vote for Senator, and that he has
made no pledges along this line.
, Opposed to Party Methods.
M. E. Thompson declares that he has
always been a Republican, and that he
only consented to allow his name to go on
the Citizen ticket for Representative
after the leaders of his ward had shown
"I shall study the various questions with
which I have to deal.-and -vote according
to my best Judgment," said he.
"I certainly favor a primary law, and
think the city charter may need amend
ing. In Just what particulars, I am not
prepared to say.
"I have made no Senatorial pledges."
. Will Set Injure the City-
"I shall do nothing while In the Legis
lature to Injure the Interests of Portland,"
replied J. J., Shipley, when questioned.
"I shall fully Investigate the city char
ter question, and vote according to my
convictions. I think it is usually aafe to
leave the selection of the Commissioners,
as well as other public servants, to the
people. Should I find that the present
method of appointing the members of the
various commissions to. be best, I would
favor letting It stand as It Is.
"If the people would always post them
selves, it would certainly be hest to let
them handle all such matters direct."
Says There Are Grafters.
"First of all, I favor getting rid of the
'grafters' that are living- off the state and
city," said G. M. Orton. "Then 1 would
like to see the Police and Fire Commis
sioners elected by the people. If we could
always be sure of getting a good man for
Mayor, this would not make so much dif
ference; but ire can never be sure of that.
As it now stands, a man once made Chief
of Police is to all Intents and purposes a
Czar in a small way. I think that a bad
"I have made no pledge on the. Sena
torial question. I shall await the naming
of the candidates."
Had Nothlngr to Say.
Others seen declared they had nothing
to say for publication at this time. Among
this number was State Senator-elect F.
P. Mays. He did go so far as to say he
favored a primary law, but did not care
to commit himself on the other Issues.
George L. Story, the only straight Re
publican Representative who felt safe at
noon yesterday, said he felt a little lonely,
but thought he would soon make friends
with those who -would go with him from
"I have not decided upon any definite
plan," said he, "but I shall stand by those
who voted for me. and do what I think 'is
best for the people."
EAST SIDE AFFAIRS.
Election of Teachers at Moaat Tabor
The election of teachers of the Mount
Tabor district. No. 5, which was to have
taken place last evening- at the school
meeting, was postponed till next week,
when 11 teachers. Including- the principal,
will be elected. The district has grown
wonderfully within the past three years.
The year just closed 10 teachers have han
dled the school, but the Increase has been
such that another teafier will be needed.
There are something over COO pupils of
school age In the district, the largest
number ever reported from that district.
No. 5 has become a. district of great im
portance. Its growth has been extraor
dinary. The main building on West ave
nue and the Base Line road has been over
crowded the past year, and another room
will be fitted up in tnd Glencoe building
during vacation, which will relieve matters
very much. Professor Durette has been
principal the past year, and will probably
be re-elected. It Is also considered proD
able that most of the other assistants
will be re-elected, leaving one to be select
ed from the outside. It may also be said
that the financial condition of the district
is better than it has been for several
An effort is making to Improve Umatilla
avenue, Sellwood, which extends from the
Mllwaukle road to the Willamette River.
The plank with which the avenue was Im
proved before consolidation has completely
worn out, leaving it In a particularly bad
condition, and it Is almost impossible tor
a loaded team to pass over the broken
plank Umatilla avenue Is the main thor
oughfare through Sellwood, and If It can
be improved with new planking, it will
greatly help matters. Many of tb other
streets In this beautiful suburb, which
were planked a good many years ago, are
worn out and nearly disappeared, leaving
broken plank, dangerous to the public
The street leading to the sawmill Is also
gone entirely. With Umatilla avenue and
one or more cross streets Improved, It
would greatly help the appearance of the
section. The cow ordinance will likely
rest where It Is, and the animals will bo
kept off the sidewalks.
Clearing: Connty Road.
The county road extending eastward be
tween Woodstock and Ivanhoe, from the
Woodstock branch of the City & Suburban
Railway, is being cleared of stumps and
brush. This Is an extensive Job, and will
take some time to complete It, on account
of the slowness of the work. The stumps
are being burned out. It Is the purpose
to clear and finally improve the road
through to a connection with the Mll
waukle rood. The Woodstock district is
doing pretty well In the matter of Toads.
Several Important ones have been opened
and others are to be improved.
Now and then some one drops in and
pays J. W. Slngletarj" the tax on a bicycle,
but the tags are taken out rather slowly.
The East Side tax office is convenient, and
as the time now Is short when the tax De
comes delinquent. It would be a good
scheme for wheelmen to pay up generally.
It will help out on the remaining paths
that are under construction In the county.
An effort will be made to get cycle paths
constructed along , the Sandy road, but
unless the tax is paid up it cannot be
Repnbllcaa Clnbs Meetlnp.
There will be a meeting of representa
tives of all Republican clubs in the city
at 64 Grand avenue, this evening, for the
transaction of some Important business.
All the organizations in the city are re
quested tossend one or more representa
tives to this meeting, and especlal'.y the
East Side clubs. Some arrangements
will then be made to celebrate the election
of a Mayor from the East Side.
Baby Home Donation.
The Baby Home will receive from the
managers of the railway races, given on
Memorial day. the neat sum of about (323,
which at the present time will be a great
help to that Institution. It was a happy
thought on the part of the managers of
the races to give the proceeds to the
Home, and the friends and supporters ap
preciate the help it receives from that
East Side Jfotes.
Rev. N. Shupp, presiding elder of the
Evangelical church, Salem district, is in
the city, closing some business connected
with the conference. It had been expect
ed that he would move to Portland, but.
owing to some other disposition, another
arrangement was made, and he will con
tinue to live in Salem.
Rev. F. B. Dell, pastor of the First Unit
ed Brethren Church, East Morrison street,
has been confined to bis home with Illness
ever since Memorial Sunday. On that
day he left his bed. to deliver the me
morial sermon, which was of much force,
and then went back to his home. It was
feared at the time the effort might result
seriously, but he hopes soon to be re
stored. Winnie Carter, a girl of about 12 years
old. was severely bruised in Upper Alblna
yesterday forenoon, by falling from a bi
cycle. She was wheeling at the north end
of Williams avenue, when the bicycle
struck an obstruction, and she was thrown
heavily on the roadway. There was a
severe cut on the left side of her face. She
picked herself up and road away.
Biliousness, dizziness, nausea, headache,
are relieved by small doses of Carter's
Little Liver Pills,
ABUNDANCE OF SUNSHINE
WEATHER HAS JBEE?f FAVORABLE
Weekly Balletla of Weather Bureau,
United States -Department of
The United States Department 6f Ag
riculture, Oregon section, climate and
crop service. Weather Bureau, iurnlshes
the following weekly crop bulletin for the
week ending Monday. June 4:
There has been an abundance of sun
shine, and the weekjias averaged about
9 degrees warmer than the previous one.
This increase in warmth was mostly due
to higher day temperature rather than to
warmer nights, as the. latter continue un
scasonably cool, and in the plateau district
TRADE WITH THE DEPENDENCIES FLOURfSHlNG.
WASHINGTON, June 5. Exports from the United States to
Cuba, Porto Rico and" the Hawaiian, Philippine and Samoan Islands
will reach J45.000.000 In the fiscal year which ends with the present
month, and will be more than, three times as much as in 1896, and
more than twice as much as In. any year of our commerce with those
islands, except In the years 1892, 1893 and 1894, when, reciprocity
greatly increased our exports to Cuba and Porto Rico. To Cuba the
total for the fiscal year seems likely to be fully 525,000,000, against
J7.530.000 In the fiscal year 1896. and J24,1B7,000 in the great recipro
city year, 1893, when exports to; that, island were more than double
those of five years earlier. To Porto Rico, the exports of the year
will be. In round terms, $2,600,000, against an average of $2,750,000 in
the reciprocity years, 1892, 1893 and 1894, when exports to that Island
were double those of earlier years. To the Hawaiian Islands the
total for the year will be about $15,000,000, or five times as much as
in 1893, nearly four times as much as In 1S96, and "more than double
the total for 1898. To the Philippines the total for 1900 will be about
$2,600,000, or more than In the entire 15 years since 1885, the date at
which the first record of our exports to the Philippines was made by
the ,Treasury Bureau of Statistics. To the Samoan Islands the ex
ports of the year will be about $125,000r-or nearly as much as in all
the years since 1896, at which date the official records of our exports
to those islands began.
On the Import side, Cuba begins to show something of her old
time strength as an exporting Island, as' the total Imports Into the
United States from Cuba lor the full-year will show a total of $31,
000,000, against $15,000,000 In 1898. and $18,500,000 In 1SS7, tliough they
' still are less than half the average for the reciprocity years, 1892,
1893 and 1894, when our Imports from that island averaged over $75,
000.000 per annum. From Porto Rico the Imports of the year" will be
$1,350,000, which Is less than the total for any preceding year since
1880, and Is presumably due to the destruction by last year's tornado
of the crops which supply Porto Rico's chief articles of export. From
the Hawaiian Islands the Imports for the full fiscal year will be $21,
000,000. or double the average annual importation for the period prior
to 1896, and 20 per cent higher than In any preceding year, while
from the Philippines, despite the war conditions, which reduce pro
ducing and exporting power, the Imports will be larger than in any
year since 1894.
The following table shows the exports to and imports frdm Cuba,
Porto Rico and the Hawaiian and Philippine Islands Irk each fiscal
year since 1885, the figures for May and June, 1900, being estimated:
Exports from United States to
fear. Cuba, Porto Rico. Hawaii. Philippines.
1SS5 J 9.006.160 $ r.569,205 $ 2.7S7.S22
1SS6 10,409.170 1.710.5S3 3.192.696 132,993
1SS7 10.54S.41l 1.73S.492 3,622.029 147.6S2
18SS 10,053,560 1,959.618 2.0S5.203 165,903
1SS9 11.691.311 2.224.931 3.375.611 r.9 M7
1S90 13.OS4.415 2i237,52S 4,711.417 12U76
1S91 12.224.&3 2.155,234 5.107,212 124.572
1S92 17.S53.570 2.856.003 3.7S1.62S - C0.914
1833 24,157.693 2,510,607 2,827.653 15 J 378
1894 20.123.321 2.720.60S 3.306,137 145.465
1S95 12.807.661 1.833,544 3,723,057 119.255
1S96 7.530,880 2.102,094 3.9S5.707 162.465
1897 S.259,776 1.988.SSS 4,690.075 91,597
1898 9.561,656 1.506.046 6.907.155 127,804
1899 18.619.377 2.6K5.S4S 9.305.470 401.193
1900 25,000,000 3.600.000 14.500.OX) 2,500,000
Imports Into United States from
Tear. Cuba. Porto Rico. Hawaii. "Philippines.
18S5 - Ji2.306.093 J 6.104.263 J 8,857,497
1888 61,110,780 4.594.544 9.805.707 1 9.566.312
1B87 49,515,434 4,661,690 9,922.075 8.614.8.0
1SSS ' 49,319.087 4.412.4S3 H.0e0,37 . 10,263.2-8
1SS9 .'. 52,130.623 3,707.373 12.847.70 10.593.172
1S90 53,801.591 4.053.626 12.312.903 U.592,626
1891 61,714,395 3.164.110 13,895.597 6,167.2C9
1892 77.931.671 3.248.00Y 8.075.SS2 6,308.651
1893 78.706.505 4.008,623 9.146.767 9.159.857
1894 75,678.251 .3,135.634 10.0C5.317 T.C03.343
18S5 52,671.259 1.516.512 7.SS5.S61 4.731.365
1896 .-. 40.017,730 2.296,653 11.757.7C4 4.9S2.S57
1897 18.406,815 2.181,024 13.6S7.7S9 4.3S3.740
1P98 15.232.477 2.414.356 17.187.380 .3.830.315
1899 25 4C8.82S 3.179,827. 17.831.463 4.4C9.774
1900 31,000.001 1,350,000 2LE00.0CO 6,800.003
May and June, 1900, estimated.
were even cool enough to cause rather
hard frosts last Tuesday morning.
The maximum, or day, temperatures In
Western Oregon ranged between 59 and 77
degrees, and the minimum, or night, tem
peratures between 42 and 53 degrees. East
of the Cascade Mountains these variations
were for day temperatures between 50 and
86 degrees, and for night temperatures be
tween 36 and 60 degrees.
Very little rain has fallen, and some
sections In Southern Oregon are beginning
to feel the need of It for grain and gar
dens, although grass and pasturage In
that, as well as In all other sections, con
tinue In excellent condition. The frosts
In the plateau district did no material
harm, and the week has been a most
favorable one for advancing growth and
for permitting farm work to proceed
But little, if any. Improvement has
taken place in the condition, of Fall
wheat in the Willamette Valley. Many
fields are yellow and badly rusted, and
some were so poor that they have been
plowed up. It Is now mostly headed, but
the heads are small, and the yield cannot
be otherwise than light.
In Southern Oregon and In the Columbia
River Valley both Fall wheat and rye are
heading and filling nicely, and the crop in
these sections is generally In fine condi
tion. Spring wheat, barley, oats, potatoes and
gardens are doing fairly well, although
there Is some complaint In the Willamette
Valley of Spring wheat dying and of rust
affecting the oats.
Corn needs warmer weather, and Its
growth has so far been very slow.
There has been considerable Improve
ment in the condition of hops, which
have grown very rapidly during the week,
although hop lice have now made their
appearance In many of the yards.
Haying Is progressing under very fa
vorable weather .conditions, and the out
look for an extra heavy crop Is as
sured. Pasturage continues ample, and, stock is
in fine condition.
A fair crop of cherries Is being mar
keted and strawberries continue abundant.
French prunes, apples, pears and small
fruit are making good advancement, and
the Italian prunes are doing ' the same,
except where injuld by frosts and cold
weather lost April.
Aurora (Mlramonte Farm), Clackamas
County, G. Muecke The weather this
week has been all that we could wish
for. Hops are now making a better
growth. Cherries ripening; also berries.
Latesown grain coming up nicely.
Noble. Marlon County, L. O. Roberts
Weather continues 'fine. Crops of all kinds
looking well. Berries and small fruit will
be plentiful. A fair crop of Italian prunes
and a large crop of Petite?. Grass is
Liberty. Marion County. T C. David
sonThis week has been warmer anf
more favorable for grain and gardens.
Fall wheat has gone backward in some
places, but In others it seems to be all
right. Spring grain looking fairly well.
Sheep shearing almost done; clip very
heavy and quality good. Strawberry crop
good. Wild blackberries will be plentiful.
I Sclo, Linn County, N. Crabtree The first
part of the week yas cool and cloudy,
but It ended with clearer and warmer
weather; which will greatly benefit all
crops. Grain Is looking .well, but garden
have been making slow growth. Warm
weather and sunshine are sow very much
Illahe, Curry County, E. H. Price The
last week has been favorable for growing
crops. Some heavy rain felj during the
early part, followed by. clearing weather,
with warm sunshine. Vegetables of all
kinds are growing cicely Grass will soon
be ready to cut; the crop was never bet
ter. Corn It making a good growth. Late
potatoes are beginning to come up. Fruit
will be plentiful.
Waldport, Lincoln County, David Ruble
We have bad sunshine the greater part
of the last week, while the temperature
has been about 2 degrees lower than the
preceding one. Grass is making a fine
growth, but it is rusting ne,ar the ground.
The farmers arc getting anxious for
wanner weather. Strawberries are begin
ning to ripen. ,
Colombia River Valley.
Blglow, Sherman County, A- V. Under-
wood Grain growing well; some burning
slightly. Range still good and stock In
fine order. Rye pasture Just the thing;
It stands heavy pasturage. Potatoes and
gardens doing well. Fruit has to bo
Kerby. Josephine County, E. F. Melss
ner Alfalfa ready to cut Grain and grass
in fine condition.
Wolf Creek, Josephine County, J. Stelner
Good growing weather prevailed during
the week. No rain fell, and warmer
weather is desired for curing hay. Clover
Is ready to cut.
Table Rock. Jackson County. S. M.
Nealon The weather during the week was
rather cool for the season: High north
Winds PVPTT flftrfrnftri ' Clt-1 1l t..a-.a
,and doing fairly well. Haying In prog
ress; yield good. Rain needed to Insuro
, gmui crop, worn needs warmer weather.
vmraens aiso neea rain Stock in good
Juntura, Malheur County, J. A. Size
more Th9 weather and crops have proved
to be as good as any reasonable man
could ask during the past week.
Baker City, Baker County, W. C. Mc-Gulness-Heavy
frost on 29th did no dam
age. The rain during the afternoon of
the 1st was most beneficial.
EDWARD A. BEALS.
Section Director1. Portland, Or.
The Clement-Stoclcn-ell Company at
Clay Clement, whose artistic work has
often delighted Portland' playgoers and
L. R, Stockwell will make their initial
appearance as Joint stars Sunday even
ing at'-Cordray's Theater, presenting Mr.
Clement's romantic Southern comedy,
"The New Dominion," supported by an
excellent company. Including Mr. Clem
ent's talented wife. Miss Nevada Heffron,
and other well-known players. There is
a delightful Southern atmosphere about
"The New Dominion." As Baron Hohen
stauffen, the fine, honorable, unpreten
tious German gentleman, Mr. Clement
gives to the stage a really strong and
sympathetic character creation. Mr.
Stockwell will be seen as Napoleon La
fayette Randolph, an .old negro house
servant of the ante-bellum days. The play
Is ,a beautiful blending of pathos and
comedy, with a charming love story de
The staging and details of this exquis
ite play will be carefully attended to, and
It should crowd Cordrays. Monday night
will be under the auspices of the Order of
Maccabees, and they are disposing of a
great number of tickets. "The New Do
minion" will run till iJtiday, when Mr.
Clement's other successful play, "A
Southern Gentleman." will be put on for
the rest of the week.
Dally Treasury Statement.
WASHINGTON, June 6. Today's state
ment of "the Treasury balances shows:
Available cash balance ..'. J14S.734.8S6
Gold r. 70.S00.879
CURED FRUIT ASSOCIATION OF THE
Seventy-nve Per Cent of This Tear's
Oatsat of Dried Prunes Has
The prunegrowers of Oregon and Wash
ington perfected 'permanent organisation
yesterday, under the name of the Cured
Fruit Association of the Northwest. Seventy-five
per cent of this year's output of
dried prunes has already been subscribed,
and It Is thought that SO per cent will bs
subscribed before the end of the season.
The purpose of the organization is to
prevent a fluctuation in the price of the
dried .fruit, to find a market for it, and
to see that it Is properly crated and
shipped. There will be no trouble In mar
keting the cured article this year as the
crop Is small, and there Is an Increased
demand for It both In the Philippines, the
East and in the gold regions of the North.
At the meeting yesterday, the follow
ing 15 growers were chosen as 'dlrectora
of the association:
A. J. Weeks, and E C Stewart, Med
ford; William Kincaid, Springbrook;
Charles Long. SUverton; J. H. Fletcher,
C. G. Shaw and H. C. Borstwlck, Vancou
ver; J. P. McMlnn, Walla Walla; Frank
S. Wheeler North Yakima; C R. Sweat,
Blalock; S. P. Kimball, Dallas; William
Galloway. Oregon City; W. K. Newall.
Dllley; F. B. Chase, Eugene; and F. D.
After qualifying, the directors elected
the following officers: J. H. Fletcher,
president; C. B. Sweat, first vice-president;
F. S. Wheeler, second vice-president;
W. K. Newall, treasurer; and Henry
E. Dosch, secretary.
The business of the association will be
managed by an executive committee, con
sisting of the president, "first vice-president.
E. C. Stewart. S. P. Kimball and
IN THE SEVERAL COURTS.
Balldlnar Associations Take a XeVr
Tack In Complaints.
Since some of the borrowers from
building and loan associations have com
menced fighting in the courts on the
ground of usury, and that thekr con
tracts are so perplexing as not to be
understood by a person of average In
telligence, the companies have materially
changed the style of pleadings in mort
gage foreclosure suits. Now the whole
contract between the parties Is set out
In the complaint, with the certificate of
membership of the borrower, articles of
Incorporation of the company, copy or
the by-laws, application for loan, ap
Hcatlon for membership, bond, applica
tion to purchase stock. The object is to
establish that the transaction Is a mu
tual one in which both the borrower
and lender are eQually Interested as
members of the same organization, and
that the usury laws do not apply.
The latest case filed In the State Cir
cuit Court is that of the Pacific States
Building & Loan Association against
Mary M. Peterson, Axel Peterson et aL
to recover J359, and to foreclose a mort
gage on north half of lots 1 and 2, block
4, Cloverdale Annex. The company, in
Its complaint, sets up that November
21, 1892, Mrs. Peterson applied for a loan
of JS00, and applied for membership In
the company, and to purchase 16 shares
of stock, par value J100 per share. There
were two or more applicants for the loan.
It Is stated, and she agreed to hid for
the loan, and to make over to the com
pany as a bonus, 50 per cent, that Is a
qshares, as security for the payment of
the loan; also to surrender all of said
stock on the payment or the loan. There
were to be monthly dues of $9 CO, and 6
per cent Interest per annum, payable
monthly. Altogether Mrs. Peterson paid
in $796. In calculating the balance due,
the company figures It out in this man
ner: Sixty cents per share monthly on
16 shares from December 1, 1892 to May,
1900, JS64; paid J796, leaving J67 balance.
Bid for loan $398. Interest on JSOO at 6
per cent per annum, payable monthly
for same period, $360; paid J332, balance
J2S. Principal JSO0. Add J67 and J2S unpaid
monthly Installments, and interest, ag
gregating $895. Deduct $535, value or
shares pledged, leaving a balance of
The plaintiff is a San Francisco com
pany, and a s'tatute of that state con
cerning Interest is made a part of the
complaint, as follows: "Parties may
agree In writing for the payment of any
rate of Interest, and It shall be allowed
according to the terms of the agreement,
until the entry of judgment."
Judge Sears will render the following
decisions this morning at 9:30:
M. M. Bingham vs. City of Portland;
demurrer to -complaint.
Carl O. Johnson vs. Portland Granite &
Stone-Company; motion for a new trial.
Joseph Tumerlane et ux. vs. Otto J.
Krarmer et al.; motion to strike out parts
Christenson-McMaster Machinery Com
pany .vs. One Dredge; motion for Judgment
notwithstanding the verdict.
S. C. Spencer vs. Claude Thayer et al.;
motion to make bill of Items more definite
Catherine Olds has filed suit In the
State Circuit Court against John M. Olds
for a divorce, on the ground of desertion,
which she alleges occurred In this city In
November, 1S95. They were married at
Oregon City November 15, 1890. Mrs. Olds
asks permission to resume her former
F. J. Gilbert & Sons, of Rainier, mer
chants, yesterday filed a petition in bank
ruptcy In the United States Court. Their
liabilities amount to -J19.354 70; assets,
IN CHARGE OF ELKS.
Fourth of July Street Carnival Will
Be Grea't Mesetln? Tonight.
If the street carnival plans of the
Fourth of July committee are fully car
ried out, the people of Portland will wit
ness the most unique street entertain
ment ever seen here. Plans are now be
ing perfected along this line. All of
the paraphernalia belonging to the com
mittee has been turned over to the Elks,
who will take the carnival in hand and
make of It one 'grand all-day street fair.
The canvassers are hard at work, and
hope to be ready-to make a full report at
the meeting in the Chamber of Com
merce building tonight. A large attend
ance of Interested citizens is expected
at this meeting, as the working commit
tees axe then to be named and the work
) mapped out.
Cameron and Devlin Congratulated.
A large number of the neighbors and
friends of Judge. George J. Cameron and
Auditor Thomas C. Devlin gathered at
the home of the former to express their
satisfaction over their election. All the
Republican clubs of the ward were repre
fented. Including the Sellwood. the Brook,
lyn and the Straight Roosevelt Clubs. L.
H. Wells acted as chairman of the even
ing, and at the opening expressed to
Judge Cameron the kindly feeling enter
tained for him by his neighbors, and said
that they regarded It an honor that he
had been elected to fill the office of Mu
nicipal Judge for Portland. Judge Cam
eron said that It is his Intention to dis
charge the duties of the office with abso
lute impartiality and fairness. He said
he should enter on his duties with no
pledges,-ot any sort and that every attor- 1
.ney.in the city should receive from the
Municipal Court fair treatment. Judge
Cameron also expressed his appreciation
of the kindly feeling expressed by his
neighbors. Then followed addresses by
Frank G. Melvln, Mr. Austin, of Sell
wood: W. Adams. V. W. Terry, Mr.
Downing, and others. Mrs. Cameron fur
nished lemonade, assisted by Mrs. Gra
ham. Auditor Devhn arrived and was im
mediately made the subject of warm con
gratulations by all- present. His especial
fitness, because of his deep scholarship
and ripe experience, was commented on.
Mr. Devlin responded In a pleasing talk,
in which he expressed his satisfaction for
the warm friendship expressed toward
him. Professor Curtis, of Sellwood. made
a short talk, in which he said that U Is.
a good thing for Portland that It could
have the benefit of the researches of Mr.
Devlin In the science of municipal govern
ment, and said that every good citizen
should support him. The remainder of
the evening was pleasantly spent in a
social way. Mrs. Cameron served ice
cream, after which there were addresses
by J. E. Reinkle and others. Mrs. Cam-'
eron contributed much toward the enter
tainment of the guests who had come to
honor her husband.
Treasurer Hoyt Has Balances lor
42,00O on Hand. .
County Treasurer Hoyt filed his Teport
yesterday for the month of May, in tho
office of the County Clerk. It shows the
receipts to have been J104.3S7, and the disbursements-$120,935.
The balances on hand
amount to $42,339. Included In the receipts
was J830S old delinquent taxes. These
taxes are gathered in by the County Clerk
from time to time. The report is as fol
lows: School fund
Balance on hand last report J14.230 S6
Receipts, taxes 14,569 24
Total .'. J28.S60 20
Paid school warrants 1A5 00
Balance J27.855 10
State fund .
Received from Sheriff, taxes 18S9..J16.773 64
County fund transferred 31,2.6 16
Total J1S.C01 CO
Paid State Treasurer 48.000 U)
Balance on hand J 5,301 64
From Sheriff, taxes 1SS9 22,364 87
Poll tax 7100
Delinauent taxes I. 4.217 CO
Justices of. peace, fees 102 65
Cltv & Suburban Railway Com
pany, Morrison-street bridge.... 150 00
East Side Railway Company.
Madison-street bridge 100 CO
Portland Railway Co.. Burnslde-
street bridge 3C0 00
Cleric of County Court, feea 94u St)
Clerk of Circuit Court, fees 1,52 50
County .rtecorder, fees..: 602 tO
Sheriff, fees 176 25
Sundries 37 0
Total J35.5S7 57
Paid County warrants 812 18
Transferred, state fund 31,126 26
Balance on hand J 3,823 03
Balance on hand J 3,745 fS
Received taxes 5.6J9 68
Total .J 9.445 50
Paid road warrants 6,191 il.
Balance J 3.151 15
Port of Portland-
Balance on hand J 10
Received taxes .'..... 4,021 46
Total .-. J 4.0H 56
Paid treasurer. Port of Portland.. 4,021 56
Received taxes $19,650 03
Paid City Treasurer 19,650 09
School district fund
Balance on hand J 1,199 SI
Received taxes 12,9i9 33
Total $14,979 19
Paid School Clerks 11.65) 34
Balance A 3,328 83
Balance -on hand ,...$ 0 4a
Received, interest fund.....w.r...-. 105 00
Total .$ 15S 45
Received J 1,390 64
Paid trust fund warrants 50 65
Balance $ 1.3C0 99
Balance on hand J 3.840 05
Paid path warrants 1.3S5 88
Balance J 2.444 17
Balsac the Prince of Realists.
George McLean Harper In Scribner,'s.
Balzac Is the greatest French novel'st.
One-third or one-half of the best French
novels are his; and from him dates, nearly
all that Is excellent in the theory and
practice of his successors. Since his day,
the men who have done most for the art
of fiction In France, the men who have
developed It and kept it vital, have been
his disciples. He expressly formulated,
and on many a page he Illustrated, an un
impeachable doctrine of realism. FMellty
to the truth as derived by actual observa
tion, or capable of being tested by observa
tionthis, Balzac taught. Is an indispen
sable quality In a novelist. He Is the
greatest French novelist, but wrote some
of the most Inartistic books In all French
DAIIT METEROIiOGICATj REPORT.
PORTLAND. June C 8 P. IT. Maximum
temperature. 71: minimum temperature, 51,
river reading: at 11 A. M.. 13 8 fet; change ip
the last 24 hours. 0.3 foot; total precipitation.
S P. 31. to 8. P. JL. 0.00; total precipitation
from Sept. 1, 1809, 3G.01 inches; normal pre
cipitation from Sept. 1. 1809. 44.2T inches. deP
clency. 7.CC Inches; total sunshine June 5, 7.31
possible sunshine June 5". 15:30.
The high-pressure area continues off the
Washington Coast, with the barometer lowest
over the Interior of Northern California. No
rain has occurred west of the Rocky Mount,
alns during: the last 24 hours. Maximum tem
peratures of 100 (leg:. ,oi more are report
from the Sacramento Valley, but elsevrhcrs In
the Pacific States the temperatures are mere
nearly seasonable. The Indications are for fair
and warmer weather In this" district during- the
next 24 hours.
Forecasts mado at Portland for the 28 hours
ending- at midnight Thursday. June 7:
Oregon Fair: warmer in northwest portion;
Washington Fair; warmer In west portion;
northerly winds, becoming variable.
Idaho Fair; northwest winds.
Portland and vicinity Fair and warmer, with
- MUSCULAR PASTOR.
Muscles Bnilt Up on Postnni Food
"For years I have not been able tr
drink coffee, as it made me very nervous
and gave me a headache. No one love 1
coffee more than L and it was a seven
trial to abandon Its um. Nearly three
years ago I saw Postum Cereal Coffee
advertised and concluded to try it.
"I have been so well pleased with .t
and Its healthful effects that I have us d
It ever since. I carry packages with n e
when I visit other places.
"When I began to drink Postum, riy
muscles were flabby, as my habits ere
sedentary, but for the past two years nyj
muscles have been hard, and I never lylu
stronger in my life than I do now at 60
years of ase. and I attribute my strengtn
of muscle to constant use of Postum. I
drink It three times a day. I feel so en
thusiastic about Postum that I cannot
recommend it too highly wherever I go.
Wishing you great success, yours trulj
"REV. A. P. MOORE
"474 Rhode Island St, Buffalo, N. Y"
The reason Postum builds up the hu
man "body to a prime condition of healtl.
Is that when coffee is left off. the drug ef
fects of the nolson disappear and the ele
ments In Postum unite with albumen af
the food to make gray matter and refill
the delicate nerve centers all over the body
and in the brain. This sets up a perfect;
condition of nerve health, and the retult
is that the entire body feels the effect
literature. He was- the father, of the real
ist; yet for many of his works his sona
ar temoted to disown him. .Moreover.
he conceived and carried out, to an aston-
isning extent, tne Idea of repreentlag in
fiction the life of his time In France, so
that no essential fMin imi1. V, locW
lng; and he did all this In such wise that
the picture, though complete in almost
every feature complete beyond praise and
beyond parallel In literature or any other
art Is a mere distortion of the truth!
Today -we commence a special sal at Bait
thread box at 19c a pair. Colors plain- black,
royal blue, violet or tan. In brilliant slut finish
or fancy stripes In dull finish, lisle thread. Just
the weight for present use.
OLDS & KING
BIG MILLINERY SALE AT
Every trimmed hat. including patterns, al
greatly reduced prices. Just arrived An ele.
gant line of Ladysralth, the newest and most
popular hat East. Also a. line of sombrero
ths beat sailor In the city. Jumbo braid for 80c.
C80 Washington St.. 2S4 Grand ave.
A RUG BARGAIN
A. good Smyrna rug, medium size. latest de
signs, excellent wearing quality, today only,
regular $3.75 rug at $2.25. I. Gevurtr. thi
Homefurnlsher, 17S First St., N. W. cornel
WILL SAVE YOU MONET.
We are receiving dally large consignments
of strawberries, and are satisfied with ths
wholesale price. Now Is the time to buy fo
SPECIALS FOR TODAY
19 pounds best sugar $1.00
Hams, best sugar cured... 12'
Ham?, picnic .. ...10c
A choice flour C5
We make a specialty of fruits, vegetables,
poultry and fish.
PORTLAND MARKET CO..
170 Third st. Oregon phone Grant 80.
Prompt delH ery.
BEST CREAMERY BUTTER 40a
Dairy butter ..30c. 35c
Sweet dairy butter 25c, 30c
Full cream cheese, 2 pounds.............25c
Swiss cheese , 23o
Cream brick 20c
Llmburger 25c and 30o
Sugar-cured ham ...lZ'ic
A11 goods retailed at wholesale prices. La
Grande Creamery. 2C4 Yamhill street.
ANTON ZILM. teacher of violin, string quar
tets for entertainments. A. O. U. Y. Temple.
Pacific Coast Company. Telephona. 220. 2Mt
Bonds and stocks bought and sold. J. W.
Cruthers & Co.. 314 Chamber of Commerce.
On Improved city and farm property.
R. LIVINGSTONE. 224 Stark at.
Wall paper: contractors for painting-, paper
ing and kalsomtnlng; first-class work: moderate
prices. 106 Sixth ntreet. near Washington.
Both city and farm, at bargains. Loans at low
rates. Bonds purchased. Estates managed.
W. H. FEAR, Chamber of Commerce.
On Improved city and farm property, at Ictmt
current rates. Building loans. Instalhxtat
loans. Macmatter A Rlrrell. Sll Worecitir bile
On improved city property, at lowest-ratesu
Title Guarantee & Trust Co.
7 Chamber of Commerce.
Continuation auction sale of ladles' plqua
and duck sklrtf. at 411 Washington St., at 3
o'clock this afternoon.
S. L. N. GILMAN. Auctioneer.
P I E D 7 O N TT
Admittedly the handsomest suburban tract in
the city. We are prepared to build homes on
the Installment plan. Our customers may plan
their own houses, and are to have them at
For particulars call on
E. QUACKENBUSH. Prcs.. 244 Stark st.
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT TO THE
CLOTHING TRADE OF OREGON.
Davis, Belau & Co.
The well-known trade auctioneers of San Fra.
clco. Cat., will sell at public auction, without
limit or resere. on MONDAY, JUNE 11. 1000,
at 10 o'clock A. M. sharp, by catalogue, on &
very liberal credits an attractive and per
emptory trade sale of
$40,000 Worth of Cus-tom-Madc
In'lots to suit the trade, at 207 First st, be
tween Salmon and Taylor sts.. Portland. Or.
This sale comprises large and complete line
of mcn,i. rini b'i rniT-hs'i and children's cloth
ing. Alsu 15U0 iJj.lis English worsted trousers.
DAVIS, BELAU & CO.. Auctioneers.
It "Is to the Interest of every clothing- dealer
to attend this sale.
Fine business and
Residence lots on the
principal streets of
. New Whatcom
" will be sold at
' Y June 14th, 15th and 16th
Catalogue of lots and terms of sale
will be published before the
day of sale.
BelliDgbam Bay Improvement
NEW WHATCOM, WASH.
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