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THE MOBNESG OREGONIAN, BIDAY, JUNE 2$, 1900.
CAPTAIN J. W. KERN DEAD
THE EXD CAKE WHILE HE "WTAS
Or a Visit to Philadelphia, He Pass
ed Away at the Home of
Captain J. "W. Kern, a -well-known resi
dent of Portland, and a pioneer of 1SK,
died yesterday very suddenly at the home
of John B. Kelly, a. relative, in Phila
delphia. Last evening: a message ad
dressed to his son, C. W. Kern, -who
lives on Powell and East Twenty-seventh
streets, announcing: his death, was re
ceived by Mrs. Sarah Kern, wife of the
deceased. It was a terrible shock for the
entire family. It had been but a short
time since that Captain Kern left for
the East, and he was then In fairly good
health, although he had Dut shortly be
fore recovered from a dangerous attack
of heart trouble, superinduced by acute
The message contains only the bare an
nouncement that he died while sleeping,
from an unknown cause. His death was
probably caused by fatty degeneration of
the heart. Two weeks before he left for
the East he had a serious attack at night,
and was attended by Drs. Richmond,
Kelly and Dav Baffety. For a time It
was feared that he could not recover. Dr.
Kelly said last night that Captain Kern
evidently died from heart trouble, but
that when he started East he appeared
to be in a sound condition. It is inferred
from the dispatch that the captain had
gone to the home of John B. Kelly, and
had there lain down and fell asleep, and
was found dead. He had been East sev
eral months before on business connected
with the Tange finder, which he had in
vented, and this last trip was for the
Captain Kern was born in "Washington,
Castle County, I1L, July 1, 1S38. and came
to Oregon in 1S53. Between 18S1 and 1SC5
he had a line of steamboats in opera
tion between Portland and Astoria in op
position to the old O. S. N. Co. On
retiring from that business he engaged In
farming and handling real estate in and
about Portland. The Kern addition,
where Inman, Poulsen & Co.'s sawmill
stands, was laid out by him. His home
for a number of years has been on the
old Kelly place on Powell and East
Twenty-eighth streets. He was a man
of much force of character, and was
well informed. He had a mechanical and
practical turn of mind, and his range
finder bid fair to prove a success. A wife,
a daughter of "Father" Clinton Kelly,
and the following children survive him:
Loyal B. and C. W. Kern, Eugenia, Be
atrice and "Vera Kern, Mrs. Mary Lebo,
Mrs. M. Hawes, and Mrs. E. A. Yerex.
The remains will be shipped to Portland
A reunion of the family was to have
taken place at Captain Kern's residence
tomorrow, but in view of the sad news.
The Oregonian has been asked to an
nounce its abandonment.
EAST SIDE AFFAIRS.
Extension of Trolley Lint
The work of extending the Montavllla
car track to the Base Line road is under
way, and by the close of next week cars
will be running to the Base Line road.
At North Montavllla the track has al
ready been torn up and removed east
from Hubbard street, and the iron Is
being used on the extension. About halt
the grading and track-laying has been
completed along Hubbard street. The
poles are being planted for the entire dis
tance. This change has been asked for a
long time, but it was not till Mr. Thron
son took hold and secured the right or
way first from the property-owners and
then from the County Commissioners that
something definite was accomplished. It
will furnish a direct railway to Portland
to those living on the Base Line and
southward. It will also do away with
the long climb up the eastern side of
Mount Tabor to the railway, which has
its terminus at the summit. For several
years an effort was made to operate a
railway from the summit of Mount Ta
bor to Russellvllle, but It failed for the
reason It was too expensive to climb the
steep hill. It was finally torn up. The
short extension on the Montavllla branch
of the City & Suburban system is on level
ground, and will certainly be of great ad
vantage to all the district east of Mount
Tabor. There is talk of a still further
extension, but for the present it will stop
at the Base Line road. However, there
is no doubt In the course of a few years
that It will be carried further into the
Rusnellvllle School Matters.
There is quite a little breeze In the
otherwise quiet district of Russellvllle
over the displacement of Miss Hopkins,
who was one of the assistants la&t year.
Her friends assert that the majority of
the Directors gave her to understand
that she should be re-elected, and did not
inform her that she had been turned down
till Wednesday. They elected Miss Mary
Peterson, who had been turned down in
the Montavllla district, but did not give
out the fact until "Wednesday. A woman
in that district said yesterday, in speak
ing of the action of the directors:
"They disregarded the wishes of par
ents generally in failing to re-elect Miss
Hopkins for another year. She has given
entire satisfaction. They gave her and
her friends to understand that she would
be re-elected. "When pressed for their
reasons for putting her down. they have
none to give. They make no charge that
she was not competent. Thero is a good
deal of feeling in the district. It would
seem that the people of the district
should have somthlng to say about the
selection of teachers."
The Directors have not yet elected a
principal, the one they expected to get
having been secured elsewhere.
Epidemic of Twins.
By a singular coincidence at the homes
of Fred Newell. Mr. Thronson and Dr. O.
S. Murry. of Montavllla, all living within
a short distance of each other, three sets
of twins were born a short time ago. At
Mr. Newell's house there were a boy and
a girl; at Mr. Thronson's home, two boys;
and at Dr. Murray's house, a boy and a
girl. Now this Is quite an important
event in the history of Montavllla. and
some of the residents think It should not
be passed without a celebration. The
fathers, of course, are naturally a little
shy, but it is believed they could be
prevailed on to attend a banquet If they
were waited on by a delegation of the
Pleasnut Home Notes.
James Dixon, who has been logging for
Groves & Toker, has sold his outfit to
J. S. Otis is quite sick with inflamma
tory rheumatism, and ho is not ablo to
be out of his house.
C. L. Hesse, of Hobnesvllle. Neb., has
been looking about the Pleasant Home
district with a view to purchasing land.
The Christian Endeavor Society will
have a celebration on the G. A. R.
grounds on the Fourth of July, and ex
pects to have a large turn-out. There
will be patriotic addresses and music
during the day.
The M. A. Ross Post, G. A. R.. has
three men at work on the annex to the
hall, and it will be completed in about
three weeks. After the improvement
has been finished the hall will be dedi
cated with an entertainment, consisting
of addresses, music and general literary
The people of Pleasant Home are agi
tating the proposition of getting a .tele
phone line extended there from Portland,
and as thero Is much business done ln that
district, it Is thought a telephone line
would pay well, from the start. They
also hope to get railway connection with
Portland In a few years.
George Carpenter, of Smith & Carpen
ter, has sold out his Interest In the saw
mill to J. Zeck, who will continue to
operate It In sawing out railway ties.
Eant Side Jfote.
Jack Penny has returned from Daw
son, where he went In the early Spring.
He met George and Archie Allen, and
was with Archie TurnbulL The weather
was too severe for him, and he concluded
he would come home.
Hiram Burnett, who was in the paint
business on the East Side seven years
ago, was among his friends yesterday.
He is now located In Kansas, and says
that since the Republicans got the upper
hand, conditions have been prosperous.
In the Tenth "Ward, at the Keith build
ing, on Russell street, a permanent cycle
club will be formed this evening after
the election of a member of the council
from that ward. The object of the or
ganization is to co-operate with the Mult
nomah County Association. All wheel
men who have paid their tax are eligible
The business men on Grand avenue will
have their conference this evening, at
the office of Justice Vreeland, with a view
to taking action for the Improvement of
Grand avenue. It Is desired that there
should be a full attendance of all inter
ested. Invitations are extended to City
Engineer Chase, Councilman Holbrook
and also the property-owners to be pres
ent. Dr. Wise, room 614, The Dekum.
BY A PORTLAND WOMAN,
Valuable Painting; Jnst Received by
Mrs. Henry Jones.
Mrs. Henry Jones has Just received an
interesting and valuable painting of a
picturesque corner of the French coast
from her daughter, Helen Savler du
Mond, whose work it is. As a notably
fine piece of color It is well worth caro
ful study. The view Is taken from Los
Martigues, at the mouth of the Rhone,
whither Mrs. du Mond had gone from
Lyons on her wheel. The vivid blue of
the Mediterranean makes a narrow lino
of intense color, that stretches across tho
canvas and gives the keynote to the en
tire painting. Beyond It, against the
horizon, in the far distance, is the Span
ish coast, shading off into a thousand
beautiful tints of clouded violet and rose.
From these stand out in hazy indistinct,
ness a beetling cliff, and look-out towers.
Across on this side of the blue line of
waters in the middle distance one of these
towers becomes a more prominent feat
ure of the landscape. Straggling clumps
of trees, their trunks reflecting the yel
low sunlight, stretch into the foreground.
Blending into the greens and the cooler
blue of the shadows, are fitful, half-seen
touches of high light, here and there,
where some weed a wild flame of color
shows itself in the tangle of lush grasses.
These run Into soft, low tones of sage
gray to the right. The whole is not un
like a Southern California landscape,
The treatment is broad, and shows a .re
markably fine feeling for color. The
size of the painting Is 24x36. For a few
days it was on exhibition in the window
of a First-street art store, but has now,
been removed to Mrs. Jones' residence.
Frank Vincent du Mond's name Is seen
in McClure's Magazine this month, the
cover of the June number being his de
sign. It is a very clever and beautiful
composition, representing three maidens
at the loom under an apple txte, which
is bursting with bloom. One of the maid
ens Is spinning, another holding the skein,
while the third cuts the thread. The
whole has something of a medieval air to
it, and Is doubtless Intended to be a new
version of the old story of the "Three
Fates," freshened up for the month of
weddings, that most fateful month In
the entire year.
FINALS IN GOLF CONTEST.
Bliss Alice Heltahu Won the Koehler
Cap F. G. Wheeler the "Wilcox.
Finals for the Koehler and T. B. Wil
cox cups were played , off Friday and
Saturday at the Riverside links of the
Waverly Golf Club.
Miss Alice Hcltshu won the Koehler
cup, after playing off a tie for first place
with Mrs. W. B. Ayer. The scores were
Gross. cap. Net.
Miss Alice Heitshu C7 owe 2 69
Mrs. W. B. Aver J3 4 69
Miss Carrie Flanders ..76 6 70
Mrs. Holt C. Wilson.... SO 6 74
Miss Laurie King 72 owe 4 76
Mrs. Allen Lewis 84 6 7S
F. G. Wheeler won the T. B. Wilcox
cup, with a net score of 97, with P. B.
GlfCord a close second with a gross score
of 100. The scores returned were as fol
Gross. cap. Net.
F. G. Wheeler .105 8 97
P. B. GifTord 100 scratch 100
A. T. Huggins 103 scratch 103
J. E. Young 10S 4 104
Dr. H. E. Jones 115 10 105
A. A. Wright 110 4 106
Charles E. Ladd 117 10 107
N. E. AVer ... 115 6 109
C. H. Lewis US S 110
D. C. Lewis 125 12 113
A. L. Mills 129 10 119
Wirt Minor 125 4 121
There will be a tournament at the
Waverly links on the Fourth of July.
Men's open handicap, IS holes, entrance
50 cents, tee off betwen 9:30 and 10:30.
Ladle handicap, nine holes, for the P.
B. Glfford prize, tee off between 10:30 and
11:30. Afternoon, mixed foresomes, tee off
between 1 And 2 o'clock.
A baseball game between the married
men and the single. Is planned for the
afternoon, and a very exciting game Is
MONEY FOR NATIONAL GUARD
Oregon's Share From the Federal
Government Will Be $8750.
The last appropriation by Congress to
the National Guard will give the Oregon
Guardsmen 5S750. provided there is no in
crease In the Congressional representa
tion from this state. In the event of the
state gaining a new Congressman on the
new census, the amount would be In
creased one-fourth. Heretofore the Ore
gon National Guard has received only
$3500, because the appropriation by the
Government has been only $400,000. This
year it is 51.000,000, and Oregon gets her
proportionate share of the Increase.
This money is not available for general
expenses, but Is only for the purchase
of Quartermaster's stores, ordnance and
The Oregon National Guard now con
tains less than 1500 men. This would be
about $6 per man from the Government.
Added to this Is the $30,000 appropriation
by the state, making a total of $26 to each
A comparison In this connection with
the appropriation for the regular Army
would not be out of place. At the out
break of the Spanish-American War the
National Guard numbered a little more
than 100.000 men. and theannual appro
priation was $403,000. This gave each man
an average of $4 from the Government
Oregon's men got in addition about $20
from the state, making a total of $24.
The regular Army at that time was get
ting about $27,000,000 from the Government
for the maintenance of 25.000 men, or a.
little more than $1000 each, as against the
National Guardsman's $24.
LOWEST RATES EAST.
On account of Democratic Convention
at Kansas City, available to all. with
choice of five routes. Oregon Short Line
ticket office, 342 Third street.
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llllr nil I UJN I Kill I I I
REPORTED THAT HE OWXS BULK
OF KOKTHERK PACIFIC STOCK.
Local Railroad Mea Are Interested
la -RHJBOr Seme Believe It,
Seme De "Sat,
Again the report comes across the
plains that James J. Hill has secured
controlling Interest In the Northern
Pacific, and that in ashort time that roid
and the Great Xorthern will be under the
same management. Railroad men of all
sorts In Portland say the report Is news
to them, and but few of them are. ready
to put any confidence in It.
It his become the custom to send out
such a report two or three times a year
recently, so that no one Is inclined to be
lieve the story without tangible proof.
DIED FROM HEART FAILURE.
GEORGE AINSLIE, PIONEER SASH AND DOOR MAKER.
George Ainslle, the -wel-known sash and door manufacturer of Portland, died
yesterday morning at his home at 234 Tenth street, of heart failure. He wa3 66
years old, and had been a resident of Portland for 35 years. He was born In
Jedsborough, Scotland. He arrived In New Tork when about 30 years old, and
from there came to Oregon by way of the Isthmus of Panama.
Soon after arrriving In Portland he engaged In the manufacture of sash and
doors, the first plant being located at Third and Flanders. This was destroyed
by fire twice, and the plant was then removed to Its present location at Six
teenth and Pettygrove streets. Mr. Ainslle had succeeded In building up a large
business throughout the Northwest, and also had reached out to Siberia and
the Orient. He was known throughout this entire country as a business man of
sterling honesty, and was a man of great energy. He was married soon after
reaching Oregon, and leaves three grown children, Mrs. G. W. Collins, of Den
ver. Colo.; Miss Caroline Ainslle and Dr. George Ainslle, of Portland. Mrs.
Ainslle died about two years ago.
Mr. Ainslle 'had been enjoying his usual health, and his death was a great
shock to his family and friends. Testerdav mornine he did not come down to
breakfast, and, being an early riser, his son. Dr. Ainslle, concluded at 7:30 to go
to his father room and see if he were 111. Upon reaching the door he found his
father lying on the bed as If asleep. A newsDaoer was under his arm, as If he
had been reading. Upon examination lt.was found that life was extinct.
Mrs. Collins has been notified of her father's death, and will probably come
from Denver to attend the funeral. ,
The funeral will take place at 2 P. M.. Sunday, from the family residence.
Many of the local railroad men think It
is a scheme to boost or depress certain
stock. But, whatever It may be. railroad
row Is interested in the report. It always
is when Hill says something or Is said to
have said or done something.
There Is one railroad man in town who
savs he Is Inclined to believe the report,
and this is the way he figured it out : ter, though not so powerful. Is pure, deep
yesterday: j and flexible.
"When the Northern Pacific got control j The songs selected were peculiarly flt
of the large slice of water front In Seat- ' ted for Miss Ward's artistic tempera
tie, Jim Hill said he would make that J rnont. There was none of the florid in
town regret having let the other road In," trilling evidence. All the songs gave am
said he, "and It would not surprise me pie scope for the expression of the various
if this was not what he had In mind then, j emotions, from the love songs and sere
Seattle was making loud boasts that she j naaes to the sonorous German ballads,
now had competing lines of a, strong char- , thence to the Jaunty Fronch chansonetta,
acter, and that If Mr. Hill was not good and completed by a round of pathetic
they would do business with the other fel- j and S0UifUj Irish folk songs,
low. I The opening number was a song in Eng-
"Besldes that, the Northern Pacific peo- , llsn -Love Me or Not," by Lecchl. where
ple have been unusually active In the . ln Mlss Wood-s extensive range was well
Great Northern's territory all along the d,8pjayed. K pretty Italian song. "Gia II
Sound of late. They have secured con- SqJ, bv Scarlattl was followed by two
cessions and grounds at Everett New , qW Scotch SQ My Boy Tammy" be-
Whatcom and one or two other points ; up j particularly well rendered. German
ln that country and have about finished ballads by Brahms and Franz opened the
pruLunus a ubiu ui r,., ... i ......,. ...
There have been some indications that at
no distant day the Northern Pacific would
parallel the Great Northern's track to
Falrhavcn. With only an equal show left
at the water points in the Northwest
above Tacoma, and with nothing there
and the Great Northern getting Into Port
land only by proxy. It began to look to
Mr. Hill as If the Northern Pacific meant
tn f-li', ViItti ttihWa Vow h does not
allow other roads to do that very long at
tir Tf y, nry't run thorn out. or
freeze them out, then he buys them out Played great wealth of tone. A Persian
if he can ! son D Burmelster and three songs by
"I have not thought he could buy 1 Foote "A Swallow Flying South." "Irish
enough stock ln the Northern Pacific to i Folk Song" and "Love Me, if I Live"
get control, but he may have slipped up j completed the programme, wherein the
on the blind side of somebody. He has j last mentioned well merited tho hearty
recently returned from Europe, and it . recognition f ram the audience,
must be remembered that a good, big slice j The accompanist of the evening was
of Northern Pacific stock Is held over on J Edgar E. Coursen, who added no little to
that side. If Mr. Hill was able to get his the success of the concert by his exact
hand on that, then, with what he already i and artistic accompaniments.
held. It may be that he is in control, as .
the dispatches state. Conrt Notes.
"It has long been a dream of his to I William Carroll was appointed adminls
own both roads, but It was too big an j trator of the estate of his wife. Hannah
undertaking for a man even as full of I Carroll, deceased. The property corn
resources and plans as Jim Hill. He prises a house and lot at Albino. The
would like to make one of them a freight
line and the other a passenger line. If it
Is a fact that he has the controlling
stock in his competing road, this Is the
to his long-cherished
RAILROAD MEN PROMOTED.
& N. Recognizes Two of Its
The Oregon Railroad & Navigation
company announces tne promotion oi
two of Its well-known men. They are D.
W. Campbell, who has been chief train
dispatcher here for 10 years, and M. J.
Buckley, who has been assistant super
intendent of the Washington division of
the road for some time, with headquar-
ters at Tekoa, Wash.
Mr. Buckley has been made assistant
superintendent of the Oregon division, be-
tweeen Portland and Huntington, with
headquarters at La Grande, and Mr.
Campbell has ben made assistant super
intendent of the Washington division,
with headquarters at Tekoa.
Both men have long been in the service
of the O. R. & N. Co. Mr. Buckley was
for a long time chief train dispatcher at
La Grande. He was then made assistant
superintendent of the lines fn "Washing
ton, which place he has filled since, until
called to take charge of the more im
portant lines In Oregon.
Mr. Campbell has been with the road as
train dispatcher for a good many years.
The past 10 years he has heen the chief
j dispatcher. Both men are looked upon as
among the best in the service of the roadV
and the friends of each are elited over
f Heretofore there has, been no assistant
.superintendent for the Oregon division,
the superintendent attending to all the
duties, but of late the work has Increased
to such an extent as to require an assist
ant. The appointments take effect July L
BEFORE THE MUSICAL CLUB
3IIas Abba Miller "Wood ia Sobri of
The fourth and final concert for this
season of the Musical Club was given last
night at Arion Hall. It took the form of
song recital in which Miss Anna Miller
Wood was soloist. The hall was filled by
the club members and their friends, the
audience, as a result, being a thoroughly
musical one. Judging -from the generous
applause, the critical tastes of Miss
"Wood's hearers were fully gratified. Miss
"Wood is artistic, both la the Interpreta
tion of her selections and in the rendition.
A prepossessing manner, coupled with a
' finished style of singing, very early in the
programme put the artist and her audi
ence in complete rapport. Her voice Is
marked for its brilliancy and excellent
tone production rather than for Its rich
J ness. It is a contralto with an exception
' ally high range. The mezzo tones are
j clear and ringing, while her lower regls-
.ond seetion of the concert, followed
by a German song of the fourteenth cent
ury, "WIegenlled," wherein Miss Wood
introduced a deeply religious sentiment.
Strauss' brilliant serenade was sung ln
such a dainty manner as to demand a
spontaneous recall, which was gracefully
granted. A cycle of French songs con
stituted the third section, wherein an old
French air "Bergeretti " again demand-
j ed repetition. "En Reve' by Chretien,
and "Embarquez Vous," by Godard. dis-
heirs are Mrs. James Lotan, Mrs. Kate
' Langrais and John, Frank W. and Charles
R. Carroll, children of the deceased.
Malvlna Braak was appointed admin-
lstrator of the estate of Rheinhard
Braak, deceased. The property comprises
a saloon and other personal effects, val
ued altogether at about $2000. The heirs
are the widow and three children. Braak
also left some Insurance and a home ln
the name of the wife. Braak fell off the
! steamer Bailey Gatzert into the Columbia
River and was drowned. The body was
recovered yesterday at Rainier.
?few Transcontinental Line.
CHICAGO, Juno 2S. Beginning next
J Sunday the Santa Fe Railroad will have
a passenger route of its own between
j Chicago and San Francisco. At 10 o'clock
tonight the road started out of this city
me iirst passenger train scheuled to be
operatea over tne new 4CO-mlIe extension
from Barstow to San Francisco. The ex
tension will be the last link of another
transcontinental route, and It will give
to fthe Santa Fe the only Chicago-San
iTancisco route owned by one company.
REDUCED RATES EAST.
Call at Union Pacific City Ticket Office,
No. 135 Third street, corner Alder, for
greatly reduced rates to all points East.
Are as small as homeopathic pellets,
and as easy to take as sugar. Everybody
likes them. Carter's Little Liver Pills.
AT ST. PAUL STREET FAIR
PORTLAND MEN ARE ROYALLT EN
TERTAINED. City .Is a Blase ef Parple and White
Glery Crowd Is Im-
ST. PAUL. June 23. (Special corres
pondence.) This city is one wild, mad,
gorgeous dream of purple. Every store,
from that of the largest jobber to the
smallest cobbler-shop. Is gay with pur
ple and white. The Elks street fair Is
the greatest thing that ever happened to
St. Paul, and there is nothing- too good
for the representatives of the Portland
street fair and carnival. We arrived at
11 o'clock, the time when all good Elks
think of the absent, but we found our
selves very much present. The town was
ours from the start.
In the windows of the large stores are
Illustrative exhibitions of the most elabo
rate character. The girls In. the restau
rants are clad in purple dresses and white
aprons. The women's gowns are gay with
purple ribbons, and the men wear purple
hatbands and neckties.
The city Is crowded. The hotels cannot
becln to accommodate the crush, and
hundreds are waiting dally for rooms to
Electric lights are everywhere. Great
clusters of 200 each are on every street
corner, and they hang in festoons from
every large building. Along the center
of the street on which are the principal
buildings of the fair are strings of 2500
lights each. All of them are supplied by
merchants, and the street-car companies
furnish all the power required to gene
rate the electricity for them.
Tho fair occupies a space equal to 26
Portland blocks, all enclosed, and with
broad avenues for the Streets of Cairo.
On the streets are the India temple, small
shows, Mexican theater, and others of a,
The merchants occupy a space of 10
blocks in exhibits of clothing, furniture
and goods of every description, all dis
nlaved In novel and elegant booths, rich
In design and ornamentation. Food pro
ducts, minerals, coal, cereals, everything
that is produced within 100 miles of
St. Paul, is displayed to the very best
advantage, and thousands of people ln
snert it everv hour.
The merchants are vying with one an
other in advertising, and they certainly
have been lavish in their expenditures.
Along the main thoroughfare Exhibi
tion street the decorations are superb,
and everything is in the most exquisite
taste. Music Is everywhere, bands and
orchestras filling the air with a concord
of sweet sounds.
The Elks were glad to see us, and
treated us royally. The exalted ruler met
us at the depot, and extended to us the
hospitality of the city. Since we have
been here we have seen a fire a small
affair which served only to increase the
enthusiasm and a wedding which was
witnessed by a crowd of thousands of
people. We are going to see the rest of
the gay series of spectacles which are on
the programme before we leave.
JOHN F. CORDRAY.
UNITED BRETHREN CHURCH
Good Attendance and Enthusiasm
Marked First Day's Work.
' Good attendance and much enthusiasm
characterized the first day's session of
the annual meeting of the Oregon Con
ference of the United Brethren Church,
which convened yesterday at 8 o'clock in
the First Church, East Side.
Bishop J. S. Mills, D. D. Ph. D.. of Den
ver, Colo., presided over the delibera
tions, and opened the session with an
extensive Bible study, occupying an hour
and a half of, the morning. The bishop
contemplated Christianity as far ahead
of the former system and said that the
age of the gospel was better than the
age of the covenant. Questions from the
delegates on leading Bible questions
brought out much original thought.
The business of the conference was
then proceeded with. After roll call the
conference balloted for a secretary, re
sulting In the election of P. O. Bone-
brake. Upon motion, it was voted to open
the morning sessions at 8:30, and the af
ternoon sessions at 2.
The following committees were next
appointed by Bishop Mills:
Missions H. K. Benson.
Church erection R, L. Brown.
Publishing Interests P. O. Bonebrake.
Education O. V. White.
Sunday schools H. C. Shaffer.
T. P. C. U. F. H. Neff.
Resolutions T. E. Armstrong.
Course of reading, first year H. C.
Shaffer, J. J. Powell: second year, F. H.
Neff, R. L. Brown: third year, P. O.
Bonebrake, J. T. Merrill.
Devotion C C. Bell, F. E. Dell, Maud
On applicants and candidates " for the
ministry J. R. Parker, W. W. Gregory,
J. T. Merrill.
Boundary and finance C. C Bell. P. O.
Bonebrake. J. PIggot, I. J. Powell, H.
Sneak. L. D. Holgate.
Elders' orders W. G. Fisher, T. W,
Treasurers, missionary society P. O.
Church erection J. R Parker.
Preacher's aid fund J. T. MerrllL
Conference collections L. Harter.
Beneficiaries' aid F. P. Petit
Sunday school collections W. J. Belts.
Union Biblical Seminary W. Smith.
Philomath College H. Sheak.
After the appointments were made the
bishop recommended that the conference
be declared adjourned until 2 o'clock
to permit the committees to enter at once
upon their duties. A motion was ac
cordingly made and carried to that effect,
and an Intermission of three hours fol.
At 2 o'clock the conference reassem
bled, and short devotional services were
enjoyed when the usual business was
again taken up. Presiding elder, C C
Bell first reported upon his year's work.
In part, he read as follows:
Presiding: Elder Bell's Report.
"To the bishop and members of the
Oregon Conference, greeting: By the
blessings of Our Father we are brought
to the close of anothe year without the
loss of any from our ranks for which
we bow our heads in deepest gratitude.
"There are 23 fields of labor, and dur
ing the year a new field has been organiz
ed at Waldo, with a membership of 52.
Most of the churches are supplied with
pastors. The spiritual life of the con
ference is in about the usual condition,
and Is. encouraging. We have conducted
several revivals which have resulted in
200 conversions. The membership will
show a fair Increase, notwithstanding the
loss of 22 members. Financially, the
church is in a healthy condition. During
the year four new churches have been
dedicated: namely, Tillamook. Beaver. De
Moss Springs, and Gravel Ford. Phllo
niath College has closed another year
with great success, and the attendance is
on the increase.
"To occupy this Coast as we should,
upon our part is needed "wisdom, energy,
harmony, a conservation of our spirit
ual and material selves, and a mighty In
flux of the Holy Spirit to intensify our
Reports of the pastors were next sub
mitted, and passed, upon by the bishop.
The records showed considerable work
accomplished since the last conference.
Bishop Mills then instituted an open
discussion on the subject. "What Can
We do to Increase the Effectiveness of
the Church Throughout the Oregon Con
ference?" Presiding Elder Bell thought that one
means toward the end would bo tho
sending of the men who can preach the
best sermon for, as he said, the people In
most fields judged the minister almost
entirely by that qualification. It was
also urged that the financial question be
managed so that the minister will have
to do less begging. Failure was also
attributed to lack of consecration on the
part of ministers and laity. A minister
should have good generalship ln handling
Questions were then addressed to the
bishop upon how best to save men's souls
and lead religious lives. His answers
showed much thought una a tendency to
temper justice with mercy. "It was our
combat! veness," he said, "and our love
of indulging It, that makes us so harsh
in our criticism of the shortcomings of
Bishop Castle advised ministers to emu
late the tender and beautiful example
of the Saviour.
At the close of the discussion, the
H. A. Thompson, editor of the Sunday
School Literature, and representative of
the Publishing- House, of Dayton. Ohio,
conducted the service last night. He pre
sented the Interest of the Sunday school,
and gave an able talk on the subject.
The conference will continue Its work
this morning -at 8:30.
Charles B. Keller, of Omaha, Is regis
tered at the Portland.
Charles Foster, of Cathlamet, is regis
tered at the St. Charles.
C. E. S. Wood will deliver the Fourth
of July oration at Seattle.
Dr. J. S. Geisendorffer. of Tho Dalles,
is registered at the Imperial.
James Quinn. of Qulnn's Landing, is
registered at tho St. Charles.
G. Brown, an Astoria railroad man.
is registered at the Imperial.
C. J. Littlepage, logger of Latourell,
Is registered at the St. Charles.
W. C Guthrie, a prominent attorney
of Chicago, is 'at the Perkins.
Charles R, Brown and wife, of Oakland,
Cal., are guests of the Portland.
J. R. Jennings, a mining man of Cot
tage Grove, is registered at the ImperiaL
Mr. and Mrs. O. F. Malcolm, of New
Tork City, are registered at the Port
land. M. A. Miller, of Lebanon, registered at
the Perkins yesterday, on his way to
J. M. Lebo, who Is developing a prom
ising ledge of coal near Eufala, Wash.,
is at the St. Charles.
Leslie Butler, of Hood River, who ran
for Congress on the Prohibition ticket last
election. Is at the Perkins.
F. C. Reed, wife and daughter, of As
toria, registered at the Imperial yester
day, on their way to Salem, for a visit.
W. M. Colvig, a prominent Democratic
politician of Southern Orgeon, registered
at the Perkins yesterday, on his return
from the East.
A. B. Cherry, great senior sagamoro of
the Improved Order of Red Men in Ore
ron. arrived in the city yesterday from
La Grande, and will make Portland his
H. S. Jordan, ot Grand Rapids, Mich.,
brother of Thomas A. Jordan, Is ln the
city on a visit. Mr. Jordan is president
of the Michigan Chair Company, one of
the leading manufacturing establishments
of Grand Rapids.
R. C. Wills, a business man ol Heppner,
registered at the Perkins yesterday, on
his return from Reno. Nev. He said the
streets of Reno were being torn up by
prospectors, who have discovered valu
able gold ledges ln the town.
Herbert Spencer Johnson, a native of
McMlnnville, Or., now pastor of the Warren-Avenue
Baptist Church, of Boston,
was. married, June 22, at Dalton, Mass.,
to Miss Mary Crane. Among those pres
ent were the Governor of Massachusetts
and many persons of high place ln socie
ty. The groom is a son of the late Pres
ident John W. Johnson, of the -University
NEW YORK, June 28. The Boer en
voys, Jules Cambon, Ambassador of
France to the United States, Bourke
Cockran and Professor Adolph Conn, of
Columbia College, were among the pas
sengers who sailed ln the cabin of the
French line steamship L'Aqultane, today.
Paths ln Street Centers.
PORTLAND. June 2S. (To the Editor.)
The question of how to build bicycle
paths ln the city seems to be the hardest
one to solve by the various associations
of riders now being organized. It Is con
ceded that most of the money should be
spent here this year.
I do not presume to advance a new Idea,
but spoke to a Councilman-elect today, of
an old one, which might be urged more
than It has been, and which seems to me
the only Practicable one, as I think paths
next the sidewalks are not feasible.
Taking, for example, a street like Burn
side, on the west side of the river; a path
of decomposed granite or other good ma.
to rial, might be made down its center
five or six feet wide, even with the grade,
th'e material marking the path sufficient
ly. Where it crossed other streets some
special construction might be adopted to
keep away ruts and holes, which collect
water; so far as that might be possible.
The middle of the street is the driest and
easiest to keep in order.
An ordinance should be passed requiring
teams to take the side of the street, and
cross the path only at the end of the
block. Nobody would have to drive far
to cross, as blocks are short, and they
should turn Immediately to the side they
Intend to stop on when they turn down
such, a street. A few principal streets
with paths like this would do away with
sidewalk-riding entirely, and would sure
ly not Inconvenience teams nearly a
much as sidewalk-riding does the general
public now. ROBERT C. WRIGHT.
LOWEST RATES EAST.
On account of Democratic Convention
at Kansas City, available to all, with
choice of five routes. Oregon Short line
ticket office, H2 Third street.
DAILY METEOROLOGICAL REPORT.
PORTLAND. June 28.-8 P. If. Maximum
temperature, 70; minimum temperature, SO;
river reading- at 11 X. M.. 14 3 feet; change ia
the past 24 hours, 0.2 foot; total precipitation,
0 P. M. to P. M., 0 00; total precipitation
allien Sept. 1, 1890, 3S.23 Inches: normal pre
cipitation since Sept. i.. 1S09. 43.02 Inches; defi
ciency, T.30 inches; total sunshine June 27,
13:24; possible sunshine June 2T, 15:48.
Ths high barometer yesterday off the Cali
fornia coast has. moved north to the mouth of
the Columbia. River. A low-pressure area is
central over -Southern Idaho, and ln this and
the adjoinlnr territory it Is very warm, with
temperatures 90 dejr. or above. "West of the
Cascades In Oregon and "Washington It Is much
coolor than yesterday. No rain except a few
light showers near the coast, has fallen in this
district during the last 24 hours. The Indica
tions are that It will be fair and warmer Jn
this section Friday, and that east of the
mountains It will be slightly cooler, with pos
sibly thunder showers ln Southern Idaho.
The Columbia River continue to rise
throughout its entire length, but the rate of
the rise Is constantly diminishing. The gauge
reading at Portland Is now 14.4 feet, and It
Will hardly reach 15 feet on the present rise,
which will expend Itself within the next three
or four days.
Forecasts made at Portland for the 23 hours
ending at midnight Friday. June 20:
TV'ettem Oregon and Western Washington
Fair and warmer; winds mostly northerly.
Eastern Oregon. Eaxtern Washington and
Northern Idaho Probably fair, with south to
Southern Idaho Possibly thunder showers;
cooler: winds shitting to. westerly.
Portland and vicinity Fair and warmer;
EDWAltD A. SEALS. Forecast Official.
WHERE HE MAY. "CUSS'
WEBFOOTS RELIEF ON RETURN
TO "THE STATES.'
W. T. Matlock, of Pendleton, BsclO
From Dawsoa, TelU Hoiv Sa-
preaaely Grateful He Feels.
W. T. Matlock! ex-State Senator oj
Umatilla County, has returned from Daw
son City, whlcn place he left on the. 24
Inst., after spending several months
there. At the Perkins yesterday, ho feald
the Dawson mining district had quieted
down to a regular business proposition,
the flrat great rush having subsided. He
thought that about 30.CCO persons had
spent the Winter there. A good many
men left for Nome this season, but their
places have been filled -with newcomers,
a constant stream of people arriving at
Dawson from Skagway, ia the new. rail
road and the Upper Yukon.
"The district is producing more gold
than ever," Mr. Matlock said, "and
creeks that were formerly considered un
productive are now yielding welL Thaw
ing machines have taken the place of the
old-style wood-fire thawing, and they
work successfully, enabling the miners
to thaw the frozen gravel more rapidly
and with less annoyance from smoke, in
the shafts." He is of the opinion that
Dawson will be a good mining camp foe
20 years yet, even should no more dls
.coYerics be made beyond the present pla
cer mining section.
Mr. Matlock has large interests at
Skagway, Bennett, Atiin and Dawson,
and is doing an extensive business in
trading and packing. He flatters him
self that he has done well financially dur
ing his two years' ventures in the far
north, though he will continue to regard
Pendleton as his permanent home, his
family belnff residents of the bustling
county seat of Umatilla.
A good deal of mining is, still being
done in the Atlin district, he said, but,
of course, the rush has subsided at that
point also. New claims are being con
stantly opened up and old ones worked
with profit, and the amount of gold be
ing taken out ln that district will in
crease from year to year.
"Skagway, too. Is a good town, though
not so lively as It was during the first
rush. Its present population is about 2000,
and being the terminus of the White Pass
railroad, considerable passenger and
freight traffic passes through the town.
The railroad he considers one of the best
paying properties in the world, as Its
business is enormous. Several hundred
men are now at work on the right of
way along the shore of Lake Bennett,
and ln a few months a 2S-mlle gap will
be closed up and a continuous line of
rail will connect Skagway with White
Horse Rapids, 115 miles distant. This will
shorten the trip to Dawson by several
days, as It will cut off the most difficult
portion of the journey. As a Winter
route to Nome, the line down the Yukon
will be the most feasible, though, of
course, few persons will go that way In
the Summer time.
Mr. Matlock cannot say that he likes
Canadian laws, and he testifies to a
strong dislike of them on the part of th
American population of Dawson, which
he considers forms three-fourths of th
whole. "A man can't express himself
over there like he can in the Unitet
States," he said, "and the embargo on
one's tongue is quite oppressive. Let an
American go to 'cussing' the Queen over
there, as he would the President at
home, and he will soon have a row on.
his hands, not with the authorities, but
with some irate Briton or Canadian, who
is not used to having fault found wlttt
the government. A sense of relief lx
therefore experienced when we get back;
once under the Stars and Strips and esq
give vent to our pent-up feelings. At
White Pass there are two flags, one air
American and the other English, within
four feet of each other, to designate ths
international boundary. Here the train
passengers on returning southward stand,
up as one man and give three rousing;
cheers for the Stars and Stripes, whose
defenders may cuss' the powera that be
without being accused of disloyalty t
Old Glory. Every American Is glad t
get back again, and he appreciates the
liberty of his own country all tha mor
because of the few months' residence un
der a foreign flag."
ONLY 50 CENTS.
Take the O. R. & N. special train tcfi
Bonneville Sunday. Leave Union Depot
9:30 A. M. Good music. Refreshment
on grounds. Delightful scenery. ,
SHIRT WAIST BARGAIN
Commencing today, wo will eell at th special,
price of S1.12 each four hundred of tie pet
tiest $1.S0 crado shirt waists of the season
Tho materials are Madras, zephyr, pcrcala &a&
Oxfords. The styles the smartest up-to-dfi.t
models, and the time Just when thoy wtH dg
.you the most good.
OLDS & KING
We will sell you the biggest bargains erea
offered ln carpets. Every pattern and yara
must go. Beautiful effects ln Brussels, A
minster, velvets and Ingrains. All will ba
sacrificed during this sale. Now is an oppor
tunity to moke money. Eight-wire tapestry
Brussels, regular 00c grade. 65o yard; Smith's
Best. 9-wire, Brussels, regular $1 grade. 63a
yard; Axminster. regular $1.50. $1.25 grade,
SOc yard: Smith's Royal velvets, regular $1.58
grade. !5c yard; all-wool extra heavy Ingrains
regular $1 grade, 00c yard.
The Homefurntsher, 173-175 First sL, 5f. Wrf
Chinese Matting Today Only
Largs consignment Just in. If sold by bolt
40 yards go for $0; linen warp, Japanese, 4m
yards for $S.
Cor. Washington and First.
The Fourth of July U Nearly Mere
Call and see our elegant lino of crepe tlsaasf
for decorative purposes.
The J. K. GUI Co.
No Marks Left on Celling
Strange as It may seem. DAYTON'S FLTT
KILLER used a few minutes evenings ill rl
your houso of flies like magic. Telephone tor
one on trial. DAYTON HARDWARE CO.
Homes on Easy Terms.
We will build houses any style or price
purchasers ln Til ton's addition, and the srn
may be paid for ln easy monthly Installments,
extending over a term of years. Streets lm
proved, water mains and sewers laid. Best cai
service ln the city, and only twenty-five rain
ute walk to Third' and Morrison.
Title Guarantee & Trust Co.
LA GRANDE CREAMERY
BEST CREAMERY BUTTER. 40o.
Dairy butter 50c. Sfia
Sweet dairy butter .SGc, SQo
Full cream cheese. 2 pounds 26
Swiss cheeso - ..........23a
Cream brick 20
Limburger .......25c and 30a
Remember. Saturday Is chicken day.
Bacon, bacon, five tons of Eastern sugar
cured hocon, 10c pound; Eastern and Oregon
ham. 12c: picnic ham, 0c; Oregon and East
ern lard. 10-pound pail. 00c. Buy your meats
before the advance. La, Grande Creamery Co.g
The sale advertised to take place at the
Multnomah Club on Saturday next Is postponed
until Saturday, July 7.
GEO. BAiCER & CO., Auctioneers.