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THE MOKNXNG OBEGONTAX. JULY WEDNESDAY, 18, 1900.
OLDS Si KING
XJBHRAX REDUCTIONS IN
Bee Fifth-Street "Window for 'two "popu
Of fancy or plain ntra.tr,
simply trimmed, JJL8S to
& grade at
Of rough-and-ready straw, 3C A
chip or combinations, res- jf)L CO
ularly 50c, now vww
Tailor-Made Suits '
?U.50 TO $2000 GRADES AT &M
Khaki Eton Suits
With white duck lappels C 9 A
and cuffs, $5.50 value, each ,Jv
We've bagged the best same of the
suit field. The above is a small sample.
TlNRrVALED ATTRACTIONS IN
VAJWTB9 BOc TO $4.00 EAC37 . '
A Skirt Opportunity
Today we place on sale a choice lot of
Dress Skirts in white serge for Summer
wear, worth fully $5.00, at the tempting
price of $4.12. Such another opportunity
will not be mefwlth this season.
ALL HATE THE BOXERS
FORTIiAIO) CHHCE8E MERCHAICT3
TALK OR THE WAR.
WiU. Meet Toflsr aad Petition LI
Hans Chung to Suppress the
leading members of the Chinese colony
are sot in the least afraid that the"Boxer
outrages will cause public sentiment in
Portland to turn against thorn. The Chi
nese of Portland are all Cantonese, hav
ing come from the neighborhood of Can
ton, and they are as fervent haters of
the Boxers as are the Chinese soldiers
whose comrades have been butchered by
these fanatical outlaws. They say that
In Canton and Its vicinity the foreigners
are and always have been safe. Li Hung
Chang, the foremost man in the empire
Is a Cantonese, and his friendliness to the
foreigners is well known. The Boxers are
principally from the neighborhood of Tien
Tsin. and are a -different sort from the
natives of Canton, speaking a language
which the Cantonese do not understand,
and having manners and customs of an
entirely different character.
A meeting of prominent Chinese mer
chants, among whom are Seid Back, Moy
Bpk Hln, Lee Me Gun, Leong Chin. Chin
Quong, Chin Dong and Louie Gin, will be
held this morning, for the purpose of de
claring their sympathy with the foreign
ers who have been murdered by the 'Box
ers, and addressing a petition to Li Hung
Chang, requesting that he take active
measures to suppress the trouble and
bring tho Boxers to Justice. Seid Back,
in speaking of the matter yesterday, said:
"I think this trouble originated with
the Russians or some other of the powers
whb sought territory In China and egged
the Boxers on. They probably did not
foresee the extent of the trouble they
were raising, for no one but the Chinese
knew of the immense number of members
the Boxer society has. But I believe it
was some meddling of outside nations
that got the trouble started. The old
Dowager Empress has not much power,
which Is1 shown by her helplessness In
suppressing trouble now that It Is started.
Kwang Hsu, the real emperor, ought to
be on the throne, but he has been de
throned by some political Jugglery, and
does not seem to be able to get the reins
of power back In his hands.
"The Boxers are sharp enough to see in
the mlxed-up state of affairs their oppor
tunity, and what they are after is power.
They want to get hold of the government,
to have a country to run and to become
a ruling class instead of a mere secret
society. Their motive is not alone the
expulsion of foreigners, but they hate the
foreigners, and are making their hatred
of them the ground for their attack on
"Of course, the Chinamen here are not
in sympathy with the Boxers. Are not
the Boxers shooting down Chinese as well
as white people, and making war on the
government, which all law-abldlng'Chlna-men
want to see upheld? There Is not
a Chinaman in Portland, and probably
not one in America who has any use for
the Boxers, and we all hope that LI Hung
Chang, who Is a really great man. will be
able to put down the trouble. He is the
only man In China who can do iL
"When Li Hung Chang was in this
country several years ago, a number of
Portland Chinamen, including myself,
went up toVancouver, B. C.,-to meet-hlm.
He Is a fine old man, friendly to the white
people and anxious to see the Chinese In
this country do well. This war Is a very
serious matter to our trade, and we are
naturally Interested in seeing it stopped,
for purely business reasons as well as
from the patriotism which prompts us to
hope for the triumph of the empire
against anarchy and our sympathy with
th white people In China.
Minister Wu came from the same part
of China that I did, and is not in the
least in sympathy with the Boxers He
Is a broad-minded man, free from preju
dice, and will do everything in his power
to assist the United States Government
in its campaign in China."
Moy Bok Hln. of 244 Yamhill street,
said: "These same Boxers made trouble
In China 40 years ago. and It was for
their prompt suppression that LI Hung
Chang was raised to the high station ho
now occupies. They are a lawless, blood
thirsty set, without religion or education,
and they have always been a constant
menace to the empire. They have gone a
little further this time than they ever did
before, but I believe that they will soon
be put down, for the minute they begin to
see that they cannot be victorious they
wl& scatter like sheep to avoid the con
sequences of tho murders they have been
"Wo aro no more in sympathy with
them than are the majority of the Amer
ican people with the hoodlums who make
attacks on Chinese colonies. We come
from a different part of the country, do
not speak their language, and have noth
ing In common with them. What we want
to see Is the restoration of peace, and
the more Boxers killed in restoring it
the better we shall be pleased."
Many other Chinese merchants along
Second street were asked what they
thought of the Boxers, and replied unan
imously that the Boxers were no good.
Most of them have no use for the Dow
ager Empress, and are disposed to lay
the blame for the present trouble at her
dopr, although those -who have followed
tho news closely are disposed to think
Men's Furnishing Sale
WORTH 51.50, AT. 2ACH
Bosoms plain or; pleated. - Attractive
patterns and colorings. Delightfully
cool and cheap at, $1.05 each.
MEN'S SUMMER WEIGHT VESTS'
AND DRAWERS, ELASTIC HISSED,
S5C VALUE, AT 2SO EACH. '
Choice Fancy Sliks
It's always economical, to , J
buy Silks here; doubly so WoL
.when 75c novelties are.... v" .
OOOIilSH IAY FABRICS
We shut our eyes to cost o? loss and
Fancy Wool Goods
to $2.50, to close KQp yA
'Weights and colorings suitable 'for
present or Autumn wear.
LITTLE PRICES FOR
IMPORTANT WASH GOODS
i 12Hc and 15c; fast fl ,A
; fresh styles; only.. J, jftf,.
ALL SLIGHTLT SOURED
White Dotted '
Worth 33o to 60c; any bIxs
of dots; to close at.
that the "old woman." as they call her,
has little power or Influence. LI Hung
Chang is held In the highest respect, and
the Chinese of Portland look to him as
the Moses who will lead the government
out of the wilderness.
ORDERS FOB THE CRUIS3T
Xot Known Yet Whether 'the Phil
adelphia. Will Come to Portland.
Nothing definite developed yesterday as
to whether the cruiser Philadelphia would
come to Portland to receive the Naval
.Reserve July 21 or would stop at Astoria.
The matter Is now in the handB of the
Chamber of Commerce, as President Tay
lor said if the cruiser drew no more
water than when at Astoria that body
would Insist on having her brought to
Portland. Vessels drawing 23 feet are
passing up and down the river, and Jie
saw no reason why the Philadelphia, if
she drew only 22 feet, should not come
also. The Navy Department will be
heard from In the matter probably today.
Lieutenant-Commander Davis Is active
ly pushing preparations. Yesterday Adjutant-General
Gantcnbeln ordered the
cruise and instructed the men in their
equipment and what they would be ex
pected to carry with them. The date for
embarkation fixed In the order Is: "Head
quarters. The First and the Third Di
visions will embark a Portland July
21, at 7 o'clock A. M.r ami the Second
Division at Astoria the same day."
Each officer will furnish his own bed
ding and personal articles. Each petty
officer and seaman will be required to
provide himself with a uniform and mess
outfit, one clothesbag, to contain a change
of underclothing, two pairs of socks, one
cake of soap, toilet articles, white work
ing suit, white hat, watch cap, tin cup,
plate, knife, fork and spoon one ham
mock, with clews and lashing, to con
tain two blankets and overcoat. The uni
form is the regulation blue, consisting
of dark blue shirt.. Jersey, neckerchief,
lanyard. Jackknlfe and trousers.
Battalion Commissaries will make requi
sition to the Commisary-General, with
the approval of the battalion commander,
for subsistence and appliances for cook
ing and serving the rations. Each divis
ion commander is required to have at the
office of the Lieutenant-Commander by
Thursday morning a roster of the num
ber and names, of the men Intending tp
take the cruise. None will be permitted
to decide after that date. Each division
will be allowed one civilian cook, at the
rate of $1 SO a day, who will be pro
vided with, a regulation uniform and
white suit. AH assistant cooks or helpers
will be selected by detail from the men.
Lieutenant-Commander Davis states
that a large per cent of the men -will
go on the cruise. He says the total will
be at least 100, and preparations arc be
ing made on that basis. The officers of
the three divisions in Oregon are: First
Division, Lieutenant D. W. Stevens, com.
mandlng; Ensign H. M. Montgomery and
Ensign N. M. Sloan; Second Division,
Lieutenant P. A Trulllnger, commanding,
and Ensign William N. Janes; Third -Division.
Lieutenant W. T. Bird, command
ing, and Lieutenant H. W. Ormandy, En
sign Ned Smith and Ensign William N.
ACCESS TO PUBLIC RECORDS
Publisher of Conrt Record Brings
Salt Ajrnlnst County Recorder.
J. L. Wallin, publisher of the Official
Court Record and Report, yesterday filed
a mandamus proceeding against County
Recorder S. C Beach to compel him to
allow the inspection of mortgages, etc.,
filed for record, and permit him to make
an abstract of the same. Judge Sears
issued an order that an alternative writ
of mandamus be issued by the Clerk of
the Court, directed to the defendant, com
manding him immediately after the re
ceipt of the same to do all acts required
of him to be performed, or that he appear
before the court July 13 and show cause
why he has not done so.
Tho case Is the outcome of the recent
resumption of the publication of the Dally
Official Abstract, by J. C Stuart, who, it
seems, has made an arrangement with
the Recorder for the Information, to the
exclusion of Wallin.
The. petition of Wallin Tecltes that on
July 9, and upon other dates mentioned,
he called at the office of the Recorder
ahd requested to be allowed to see cer
tain instruments and documents, which
are- mentioned, and to be permitted to
take brief notes from the same, and was
refused. Tho plaintiff further says that
on or about July 9 he was informed by
tho defendant that he would not allow
plaintiff to see or inspect or take brief
memorandum of instruments on file or
thereafter to be placed on file, and that
such refusal would continue and be re
peated, and be In effect continually, as
defendant had sold and bartered the ex
clusive right to J. C. Stuart, a business
competitor of plaintiff. The plaintiff
ays he Is informed and believes that the
defendant did so sell and barter such
exclusive right to Stuart Wallin avers
that the defendant thus discriminates
against him. to his damage and Injury,
and has sustained loss.
The preliminary examination of Ed
Ryan was to have taken place yesterday
morning, before Justice Vreeland, but he
waived examination, and the Justice
bound him over to tho grand Jury in the
sum of $1000, which' he cduld not furnish.
He was sent to the County Jail In default.
The case is. quite aggravated. Ryan, It
is alleged, went Into a house In the sub
urbs, and undertook to commit a criminal
assault. He was frightened off by some
bojs, who gave tho alarm.
t Mr & - "
Golf Shawls , ,
Traveling Rugs "
$8.50, $10.50, $13.50
The most .complete stock In Port
. una, including ur. jaeger's cele
brated Golf Capes an Rugs. '
Tapestry Bargains .
About 500 yards' rich Ori-' fi
ental effect Tapestry, yard y
Secure one of those
$1.75 Hammocks, today $1.39
51.00 Hammocks,-today 67c I
Ladies' White Pique
Are marked down 25 today.
TO START WORK ON JETTY
CAPTAIJT IiANGFTrrS PliAKS AP
PROVED AT WASHIXGTOir.
Bid Will Soon. Be Received for 'Put
tins the Grent Plant Into
The project of Captain Langfitt, United
States Engineers, for the repair, of tho
Jetty, at the mouth of the Columbia for
which the recent Congress made an ap
propriation ot JE50.O00, has been approved
by tho Chief of Engineers and Secretary
of War, and has been returned to Cap
tain Harts, who has charge of Captain
Langfitt's office during his absence in
Captain Harts is now preparing speci
fications and will soon ask for proposals
for supplying rails, lumber, etc., for re- I
pairing tho tramway, the wharves, quart- '
ers and extensive plant and placing
everything in readiness for extending the I
Jetty, an appropriation for which it is
expected will be authorized by the next
Congress. Some new locomotives and
cars will be bought out of the present J
appropriation, and the plant and every
thing connected with the work will be
put In complete readiness for beginning
work on the extension of the Jetty as
soon as funds for that purpose are avail
able. By making an appropriation for
this work which will enable it to be com
pleted this Winter, Congress has saved
a year In getting the Jetty extension
At Yaqulna, Assistant "Engineer Pol
hemus Is making ready for the removal
of a rock which endancen: vessels enter
ing the bay there. He has the United
States EteaTner Wright, a diver and scow
for him and his crew, and arrangemens
are being made for the required explo
sives to be sent there in a few days.
In the meantime measurements are b
lng made to ascertain how much rpek it
will be necessqrv to remove.
Captain Harts has. selected P. G. East
wick to take charge of the field work in
survey for The Dalles & Celilo canal and
locks, and he has his party, consisting
of some dozen men, made up. The ob
ject pf the survey Is to prepare a re
port on the locks and canal scheme for
o ercoming the obstruction of The Dalles
rapids td be sent in for consideration
with the boat railway scheme when it
Captain Harts has also selected Frank
Gilham to take charge of the survey of
the Snake River from Iwlston to Rip
aria, and he has been provided with the
necessary boats, camp outfit and a party
of aboqt a dozen men. The object of the
survey is. to prepare a general plan for
tho Improvement of this part of the river,
the work heretofore having been done in
a desultory manner, no general plan ever
having been prepared. Captain Harts will
hate both these pm-'ujn the field within
the week if possible.
TOUR OF INSPECTION.
Assistant Secretary of the Treasnry
Takes n. Look at Portland.
First Assistant Secretary of the Treas
ury O. L. Spauldlng came to Portland yes
terday and remained until 11:30 P. M.,
when he continued his northern Journey to
Alaska. Mr. Spaulding did not come West
with the single purpose of visiting the
Pacific districts, but has made a tour of
them incidentally to his Alaska trip. He
said that no special significance attached
to his Inspection of that distant territory,
where so much has been said and written
regarding the customs service and admin
istration of internal revenue affairs.
"Oh, no, nothing in particular." said he,
when questioned. "Alaska is thousands
of miles from Washington, and it is diffi
cult for us in the National capital to ap
preciate all the conditions environing
questions arising there unless we make
a personal acquaintanceship. I am going
to Alaska to make a general inspection.
My trip has no especial or particular
Assistant Secretary Spaulding came
through California, where he spent a
short time looking into the work of the
Treasury Department thejre. When he ar
rived in Portland he was taken in charge
by Collector of Customs Patterson, Gen
eral Summers, Appraiser, Colonel Dunne,
Collector of Internal Revenue and other
members of the Federal officials. During
the day Senators McBride and Simon and
ex-Senator Mitchell were visited, with all
of whom the Assistant Secretary is well
acquainted. He also briefly Inspected the
different departments under his Jurisdic
tion, and pronounced everything in ex
cellent condition. The new Custom-house
was critically observed from without and
within. This building seemed to please
the Assistant Secretary very much, and
he Joined In the general regret that it did
not contain sufficient floor space to ac
commodate all the Federal offices in Port
land. From his remarks, it appeared he
heartily indorsed the effort made some
time ago to Increase the space of the
Collector of Customs Patterson took ad
vantage of Mr. Spaulding's presence here
to urge upon him the necessity for having
a tea inspector' here. Some 2000 cases of
tea now being unloaded from the Brae
mar are billed to towns in Utah, Dakota
and Iowa, to which they cannot be for
A Special Sale in :
With lace effect Regular price $1.50
tote.00. Today at
78c, 8$c, 98c yd.
A new line at Linen Counter.
Swiss ruffled J
Scarfs And '
At special prices. ' w
60c, 65c, 90v $1.50 $2
Ends of 6$c$ $1.50 Tapestry
The balance of our best
Wash Silks, 39c yd.
For the balance of our ladles
Lawn Dressing Sacques
. Thclatetfabricout,yd. IOC
warded unless the duty is paid here, and
there ar& also shipments for Portland
dealers, all of jwhich must be Inspected
before the duties can be paid. Other car
goes ofytea will be arriving here, and it
is very tesirabie that there should be an
inspector herej'-and it is hoped that Mr.
Spauldlng will -attend to this matter.
B0ARJT OF PUBLIC WORKS.
First .Meeting Devoted to Inntractlns
Srfrae of 'the City Employes.
The Board of .Public Works held its
first regular Tweeting jesterday, Messrs.
Mills, Breymjjn, Williams, Burrell and
CItyv Engineer Chase being present- Mr.
Chase-was desirous of being excused from
taking a. seat as a member of the board,
being of opinion that no could better
serve the Interests of the pub.Ic as a
servant of that body. It was, however,
decided by the Mayor and the board that
the charter required him to serve aa a
member of the board, by section 173 of
the charter. Section 171, however, re
quires the Mayor to appoint five members
pf the Boara of. Public Works, and Mayor
Rowe will appoint another member as
soon as he finds the right kind of a man.
so that the board will consist of six
members. Instead of five, as was pre
sumably intended.' Until this additional
member is named the board v. Ill get along
The board decided to hold it3 meeting
in the ante-room of the Mayor's office,
where there are mahogany chairs and a
maho?iny tabic, and although not all
young being somowhat dlflident, they
concluddd to hold a secret session, so re
porters wero excluded. A s nopals of
the business done was furnished by Aud
itor Devlin, "who actc"3 as clorfc.-
The first matter taken under consid
eration "was the construction and repair
of sidewalks. It tvas decided to refer
the matter to the City Attorney for a
written opinion ns to the best method of
collecting the cost of repairs made to
sidewalks in front of private property.
The policy of tho board will be to push
sidewalk improvements and repairs to
promote the better appearance of the
Superintendent of Street Cleaning and
Sprinkling W. A- Hart and Foreman
Ferguson, of the city barn, were called
before the bbard and had what is ex
pected of them explained to them. They
are to keep the streets cleaned and
sprinkled, and will be allowed to select
their own employes and will be held re
sponsible for, them. If tho result Is not
satisfactory, there will bo trouble for
Foreman Ferguson was Instructed as
to how affairs In the city barrv. ar to
be conducted and the method to be adopt
ed in purchasing feed and other supplies
for the future. H.e was directed to pre
pare estimates of the supplies required
for six months, and proposals will be
asked for f or .furnishing them, to be de
livered in such quantities and at, such
times as may be desirable. Of late all
such supplies have been bought in open
The remainder of the session was spent
in discussing the matter of repairing
bridges and streets; how such repairs can
best be carried out and the best method
of providing funds for the expense, there
of. In accordance with a request made
at the first Informal meeting of the board,
it was furnished with complete lists of
all tho employes in various city depart
ments under their control, viz., the City
Engineer's department, park department,
crematory, street cleaning and sprinkling
department and the City Hall.
CAVALRY HORSES RACE.
Excltingr Sport by Sumpter Mounted
Monday afternoon, at the Irvington
race track, Troop B, of Sumpter, enter
tained 2000 people with a series of races
by troop horses. t
Immediately after a unique drill by the
troop, a match race for one-quarter of a
mile was called between "Casey Cronln"
and "Roney Fortune," ridden respectively
by Walt Cronln and Ed Fortune. "Casey"
led td within 20 feet of the goal, when
"Roney," with a burst of speed that
would have astonished the most circum
stantial llar of the French Revolution,
pushed ahead and won by half a neck.
Tho next race was a half-mile dash.
Entries: Black "Bess, ridden by Captain T.
K. Mulr; Satan, ridden by Lieutenant J.
T. Bhelton; Mephlsto, ridden by Trooper
Deahy, and Bell of the West, ridden by
Dr. Brooks. Mephlsto won. Bell of the
West being an easy second.
The quarter of a mile free-for-all was
won by Sumpter Sport, ridden by Dr.
The one-mile hurdle was then run, and
the Sumpter Sport, ridden by Dr. Brooks,
leaped the hurdles like a jackrabblt, and
again won the money, with the Brown
Juckllngs a close second. .
The horses were shipped an last -evening's
train to Baker City, where they will
be overtaken by the men on today's pas
senger train and returned to Sumpter.
Accepted Call to Portland.
KHNDBRSON", Ky., July 17. The Rev.
Dr. Dalton, pastor of the Cumberland
Presbyterian Church here, has accepted
acall to Portland, Or.
Or. 'Sanford'a Liver Ia-rlfforator.
The b4t,I.lvn-Mllclne. A YgtaMeCnre for
Liver UK.BlllousneM. Indigestion, Constipation.
and Outing Suits
Our full lice of these elegant double tex
ture, tailor-made garments, at GREATLY
922.0O values for flT.50
$16.00 values tor .fl3.5
916.0O values for f 11.65
912JSO valnes for $0.05
iAdtes' and Misses', flannel and ala
paca, very effective color combinations,
at prices ranging from 5L50 to 59 50 a suit.
AI.SO COMPLETE IilWES OF BATIT
E?a CAPS, SHOES AND STOCKINGS.
Millinery Department ,
LADIES SAILOR HATS
White Rough Straw, latest A7 r
New York style; regular 4 I C
price, $1.00; each
Ladies' Felt Golf Hats, trim
med with folded band, soft rr
knot and quill: regular 1 3L
prices. $3.00 and $4.00; each v
Ladles' Muslin Skirts, extra,
wide, deep flounce, tucked no
and hemstitched, with ex- VQC
tra dust ruffle; each '
Ladies' Fine Muslin Draw
ers, wide flounce, trimmed fQ
with embroidery and rib- VrSC
bon laced beading; a pair..
Ladies' Muslin Drawers,
trimmed with finishing OEf
braid and clusters of tucks; 3,
a pair ....
Ladies' Muslin Corset Cov- "f
ers, hemstitched yokes and jC
embroidery edging; each..
S000 yards of Ingrain Cottage
Carpet, floral and fancy
figured designs, guaranteed
fast colors, sewed, laid and n-
lined; this week only, a 371
BOO manufacturers' samples 7Tf
of Body Brussels Carpet, O,
ltt yards long; each
STRIKERS ARE STILL OUT
THEY REFUSE AN OFFER OF C03I
PROMISE. Declined to Go to Worlc for 30 Cents
an Hour and 45 Cents an Hoar
There was a large gathering of the
dockmen" who "walked out of the grain
docks Monday for an increase of wages,
last night in Schrantz' Hall, on Helm
street. Lower Alblna, to consider the
communication received from the super
intendents of the docks. Yesterday af
ternoon at 3 o'clock the superintendents
met at the office of W. K. Scott, at th
Oceanic Dock and remained In confer
ence till about 6 o'clock. They decided
that they would offer the men 30 cents an
hour, and 45 cents for all overtime, tho
former rchedulc being CO cents an hour
and 40 cents for overtime. This decision
wos drawn up and sent to the men.
At tho meeting Milt Forney was elected
chairman, and he midc a short statement
of tho object of the gathering. Then
came tho reading of the communication
offering the former rate of 30 cents an
hour, with 45 cents for overtime. A long
and wide discussion followed. In which
the different phases of the subject were
dl-cussed. It was finally voted that the
proposition be not accepted, but that all
should stand for the original demand of
40 cents per hour for regular time and 50
cents' for all overtime. It was moved and
carried that a committee, composed of
1-eno man from the crew that had wo'rked
in each dock, be appointed to wait on the
:upprlntendfnts this morning and inform
them of their action. This will take place
at about 10 o'clock this morning. There
was manifested a determination to hold
out for what has been asked for.
One of the strikers desired to make a
statement concerning the situation last
evening. He said:
"We have decided that wo will not go
back unless we get what we have asked.
We think that what -n e have asked is fair
ana Just, when the kind of work is taken
Into consideration. In the past we have
dono everything to accommodate the
dock-owners. There have been times
when we have worked 40 hours, tv 1th only
10 hours' rest to accommodate them.
Sometimes there will be a single car at a
dock. We unload It in half an hour.
That means lficents for each man. Per
haps we get no more work for the week.
Somo weeks Te get only a few dollars.
Mr. Brush's statement that men can make
from ?2 40 to 5 per day Is misleading and
unfounded. If we could get $3 per day,
there would be no trouble. Again, it
takes a much longer time than three
weeks to make a good truckman. It takes
about two years to make a good work
man. In a big dock, where all the wheat
Is sent through the cleaner, only just
enough men are employed to attend to
the business, and if there is a single man
who cannot keep his part up, there 13
delay all around. Eery man must be
ablo to know his place and do It. So a
truckman cannot be classed as an un
skilled workman. Again. It was 10 days
Tuesday before we received any answer
to our cpmmunlcatlon regarding the ad
vance we asked for. When we were re
duced from 40 to SO cents, we were given
much less time. Wo were told that we
would work for 30 cents after about ttwo
days time. We will stay out unless we
get what we asked for. That Is the whole
situation In a nutshell."
The meeting that was held in Schrantz
Hall adjourned till next Tuesday night,
when It will be open only to those who
have signed the roll or who Intend to
IN THE WATER COMMITTEE
Petition to Absorb Part of tho Al
hlna Plant Other Petitions.
Several minor matters came before
the water committee at the regular
monthly meeting yesterday afternoon.
Members present were George W. Bates,
J. C. Carson. C A. Dolph, C H. Hill,
J. E. Haaeltlne, 8. E. Joaephl, William
M. Ladd, C. H. Raffety and H. W. Scott.
Mr. Dolph was chosen temporary chair
man, in the absenco of Chairman Cor
bett. The finance report for the past
month submitted by Superintendent
Dodge showed total receipts for that
period to be $25,674 15; expense of opera
tion and repairs, J277S 52, leaving a bal
ance paid to the Treasurer of $22,S97 C3.
According to instructions Issued at a
previous meeting, the superintendent re
ported that the claim of tho Bullen
Bridge Company had been settled satis
factorily to all persons concerned.
The petition for a continuation of the
water main on East Twenty-eighth street
was discussed and then laid on the table,
as a main cannot be laid there until the
street is improved, owing to the cuts and
fills made in this work. This street will
be graded probably about September i,
when the committee will take the matter
The petition for a main on Irving
street, between Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth,
was also denied. It appeared
that all the houses in this district except
one were bing supplied with water by
means of service pipes, and the commit
tee thought this one also could get con
nection in the same manner and thus
avoid the necessity of extending the
A long report was made on the petition
Sale of Tan Shoes
Ladles', Misses' and Children's, Tan
Shoes at the following reduced prices
Vlel Kid, Welt or Turn Soles
Regrnlar price, S34S0 special, S2.0S
Reirnlar price, 93.0O special, $2.30
Viol Kid, Vestinar or Kid Tops
Regnlar price, $2.G0 ssd X2.75: spe
Oxide Kid. J. & T. Cousins' rf
make, very nobby: regular hZ.Z3
price. 53.0 special..........' Vi-'
Vici Kid, scroll tops, newest tf-f n
toes; regular price. $2.25; JjjKV,
VIcl Kid, vesting tops, neat rfvf r
Vici Kid, Vestlnff or Kid Tops,
dressy and. serviceable! sizes 11
Resrnlar pnlce, 82.80 j special, 82.12
Re&nlnr price, $2.00; special, $1.08
Medium weight, Kid or "Vesting:
Tops; sizes 8 to 10
Resmlar price, 82.00 special, S1.T2
Rejrular price, 81.50; special, $1.33
Fancy Striped Lisle Thread
and Cotton Hose, plain and ")")
Richelieu ribbed; regular VC
price, COo; special, a pair
Ladies Chamois Gloves, f
white or natural, 10-lnch nVC
length; a pair vrv
Lisle Thread Vests and r n
Pants, white and ecru, t'L
sizes 18 to 30, a garment..
Lawns. Dimities and Braxyl
Cloths, fancy stripes and
figures, light, medium and -
dark colors; regular price, I C
15c and 20c; a yard ..
White Pique; regular price, i
20c and 23c; a yard 101
& FRMNK CO
" A HINT TO
THE SILVERFIELD FUR MANUFACTURING CO.
LEADING FURRIERS OP THE "WEST.
Highest Price Paid lor Rarr Fnrs. Send For Prico Iilst.
283-285 Morrison St.
for a main on Belmont street. Action on
it was postponed until such time as the
Rtrppt shall be reolanked. when a main
will doubtiess be laid the entire length j
nt tho strft Groat difficulties would .
bo encountered by the committee ana
unnecessary expense Incurred If an ef
fort were made at the present time.
The petition of residents about First
and Glbbs streets for Increased pressure
for additional fire protection seemed to
have little reason back of It requiring
action. Tests showed the pressure to be
from 40 to 60 pounds In the three mains
immediately adjacent, which is ns high
as the pressure of any other districts
near, and tho elevation of the place was
too great to increase the pressure with
out material changes.
A petition from the residents adjacent
to Twenty-fourth street, between Thur
man street and the St. Helens, road, was
presented to the committee asking for a
four-Inch main on X and Reed streets,
between Twenty - third and Twenty
fourth streets. In this it was stated that
there were two houses on X street with
out water, and about a dozen on Reed
street between the streets named that
wero supplied by a three-quarter Inch
service pipe, which would be too small
when these houses were connected with
the sewer now being constructed on X
and Reed streets from Twenty-fourth
street to Johnson Creek. The petitioners
also stated that tho city had authorized
the City Engineer to proceed to make
estimates for the grading and im
provement of these streets. The petition
was referred to tho engineer of the com
mittee for a report.
Another peUtlon was presented from
residents on East Thirtieth street ask
ing for tho extension of the four-inch
main on that street from Its present ter
minus GOO feet south of Hawthorne ave
nue to that avenue and thence eastward
to East Twenty-eighth street. This was
alTO referred to tho engineer for a re
port. Payment for the right of way through
a quarter secUon of land 18 miles east
of the city was asked by an old man
named Wlhlon. The claimant only asked
tho usual price paid for right of way for
the Bull Run pipe Jine through other
tracts adjacent: to his. The matter was
referred to the City Attorney.
A petition was presented from Alblna,
signed by 53 residents on Tillamook,
Thompson and Hancock streets, asking
that the committee would purchase a
part of the Alblna Water Company's
mains and pipes arid connect their dis
trict with tho Bull Run system. It was
decided that when the committee has
funds and water to spare the matter of
purchasing the entire Alblna plant will be
taken up, just as was done regarding
the East Portland and the Portland and
Willamette Heights systems. It was also
suggested that it would be unreasonable
to suppose that the Alblna Water Com
pany would be willing to sell Its plant
piecemeal. The engineer reported that
he found the pressure .long these streets.
If the desired connection were made,
would be nearly 40 per cent less than
the pressure now maintained In the mains
of the Alblna' company, which supplies
Its mains by means of a pump. Where
water is supplied by gravity the pres
sure cannot be Increased without raising
the level of the pressure reservoir.
Revetting the bank of the Sandy River
at tho point where the Bull Run pipe lino
and the Clackamas County bridges cross
was referred to the construction commit
tee with authority to advertise for bids
and award the contract for construction
work. This authority was granted with
the understanding that the construction
committee would co-operate with the
Clackamas County officials in performing
the work. The revetment 13 made neces
Men's and Boys' Clothing
We quote below the reductions on a tevt
lines In order to show the trend of prices.
All-Wool Cassimere Suits;
regular price, $&C0; special
All-Wool Cassimere and
Cheviot Suits; regular
price, $10.00; special
All-Wool Cheviot and Vi
cuna Suits; regular price.
All-Wool. Fancy Worsted.
Suits: regular prices, $15.00
and 515.50: special
All-Wool Fine Worsted
Suits; regular price, 520 00;
Young Men's Suits
I Fine All-Wool Cheviot Suits; dO.TA
. sizes U to 20 years: regular jto. I il
I nrt(v. Xinm- .TwHnJ T v v
Washablo Crash, Percale and Galatea
Sailor Suits; sizes 3 to 10 years
Reirnlar price, COc, special, 35o
Regular price, 75c j special, 03 a
Refrnlar price, 81.0O; special, SSa
.Regular price, $1.25; special, OSo
All-Wool Vestee Suits; sixes tf' r
8 to 7 years; regular price, J).n j
$3.00; special yJ
All-Wool Two-Piece Suits;
sizes 8 to 15 years: regular g. r
price, $3.50 and $3.75; spe- J,J, HJ
Glass Water Bottles, each 14o
Glass Berry Dishes, each. ...... .12o
l-gallon Tin Oil Can lOo
B-Inch Wire Strainer 4c
Eastern Sognr-Cnred Ham, per
pound. ..................... .12o
Bvlres Root Beer, per bottle. ... .15c
JEagle Brand Condensed Milk,
per can ..................... .ICo
4-lu. paclcase Gennea. ........ .20o
Thirty handsome WASH SUITS, made
in the finest and most stylish materials on
the market. These suits are made in the
Eton style, and the jackets and skirts are
elaborately trimmed in white- pique, regu
lar price $8.50.
sary by the great floods in the Sandy last
Winter, due to the unusual rains.
The construction committee reported
progress in the work of tunneling bade
of reservoirs 3 and 4 In the City Park.
One tunnel has been commenced In reser
voir No. 4 and is working up tho leel
of the slldo, as indicated by tests mado
by the engineers. Work has also beerr
commenced In what la known as shuft
To Be Given at the Metropolitan
"Sapho" Is drawing very large houses,
and thoso desirous of seeing thlB noted
play will find It necessary to get their
seats some days ahead. The company
works splendidly In the piece, and It 13
a question whether tho play could hao
been presented hero by such another all
around good company.
Miss George Elliot for her thankless
part of Fanny Le Grand (Sapho) is re
ceiving curtain call after curtain call,
and in her many scenes with Jean she
comes out triumphantly.
There will bo a matinee today. Arrange
ments have been made whereby the com
pany will stage "Sapho" again on next
Sunday night. If the attendance in
creases at the rate it is now doing the
Metropolitan will not hold the audiences
that are flocking to see this famous
Mr. McKlnley Thqodore, please be less
boisterous. Seo how quiet and dignified
Mr. Stevenson is.
Mr. Bryan Adlai, liven up a little, can't
you? Just notice how Teddy there whoops
Persons suffering from sick headache,
dizziness, nausea, constipation, pain in
the side, are asked to try one vial of.
Carter's Little Liver Pills.
WOW COASTER BRAKE.
Orer 100.000 in use.
For Sale Ry AH Dealers.
FRED T. MERRILL CYCLE CO.
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