Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, July 18, 1900, Page 8, Image 8

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He Tb-lnlc There Is Worlc for Bsxely
r Three Thousand 2Ien on the
Beech Great Losses.
Nome la a delusion and a snare, ac
cording: to J. Hawley, a teamster, "Who
has lived for 22, years in Portland, and
who returned last night from the north.
All is not sold that glitters, and he pre
dicts that of the 26,000 people who he
says have gone there this Spring, 95 per
cent will learn the fact to their sorrow.
Nearly everybody will lose, some will be
destitute in a terrible land, and the very
few successful ones will run the gauntlet
of Mr. Hawley does not ques
tion that Nome once possessed the yel
low sand, but he pictures that place as
a thoroughly washed and scraped beach
now, from which men are barely getting
sustenance for the period of their work.
When seen at his home, 376 Larrabee
street, last evening, Mr. Hawley said:
"I left here on the first voyage of the
Geo. W. Elder, May 26. We got to Dutch
Harbor June 7, left there on the 8th, and
reached Nome June 14, after a very pleas
ant and comfortable trip. June 15 there
were 42 steamers in what is called the
harbor of Nome, and a short time prior
there were 62 at one time. About 20,000
people have reached that place by steam
ships, and at least 6000 came down the
Yukon and reached Nome by what is
known as the overland route. Between
Nome River, on the east of the place, and
Cripple River, on the west, is a distance
of about 12 miles. Along this stretch
of the beach there are about 25.000 people
camped. Their tents are close together as
they can be staked, and are often three
and four deep. Hardly ever is there floor
ing in the tents, but I believe most of
the people have cots to sleep on. There
are a few thousand outside the boundaries
I have indicated.
"This is of the population. Of the op
portunities I do not believe there Is em
ployment for 3000 people in the entire belt
along there, including all engaged In res
taurants and other institutions in the
city. I think It Is impossible for more
than that .number to be doing anything.
Along this same district there must be 500
machines for working the sands of the
beaoh or placer claims, which have cost
for construction all the way from ?500 to
$100,000. I would say that not over 300 of
SSSL ?Zu,aZvhth !
loaves 200 that will never be started, and
some will never be set up. There is one
company there owning a machine built in
New Jersey, which is said to have cost
$103,000. It Is still on the steamer C. D.
Lang, and will never be taken from the
vessel nntll It returns to Puget Sound.
This company sees the futility of trjlng
to do anything there. There are four
other machines I know of In particular
that cost In the aggregate SCO.000, that will
not be set up at all, but they have been
landed already. One of these Is a dredge
for working in the water, and the others
are for working the beach above water.
Dr. A. C. Smith's machine was to be ready
for operation about July 5 It Is intended
to work In the water, altogether, and
does not require any beach for its opera
tion. Of the 300 machines working or
ready to work. I do not think one of them
will make enough to pay for even the
freight of hauling them to Nome, not
mentioning their cost. I saw some of
them taking out sand and never heard of
any getting pav dirt from the sand under
the water. Of the beach, It has been
worked oer at least five times since the
claims were first, discovered, and the first
working got most there was In It. What
can there be for the machines now?
"I knew a man who went up there,
named O'Connor. He had 300 tons of gen
eral merchandise, on which he paid In
freight alone $12 000. He also took up a
fine, ball-bearing delivers' wagon to dis
tribute his stock of groceries, etc.. to the
residents along the beach. He will lose
between $40,000 and $50 000. He has a large
quantity of whisky in his stock, which he
can sell in Nome for $1 less a gallon than
he paid for it at home, besides losing the
freight. There is enough whisky to last
the entire populitlon of that community
for a year or over in Nome now, and I
think there i? two years' supply. Every
miner or person going took about three
months' provisions with him. and some
much more. Many merchants took up
largo stores, and they cannot sell any
thing. Prices of all such goods are way
"The miners working the beach have
been averaging about $3 a day per man,
so I am told by the best informed there,
working with the pan and rocker. This
includes the very best claims on the
beach. I know of two men who worked
their Tockers 10 days, and they made
about $1 50 a day each for that period.
Both are well-known men of Portland.
"One of the most serious complications
there arises from the fact that all the
claims staked the year-previous were re
staked again last January. Men would
start out from Nome, three or four in the
party, taking a team of 10 or 12 dogs, and
hauling all the stakes they could. They
staked anywhere and everywhere, wheth
er claims had been staked before or not,
unless a man was standing over his prop
erty with a gun. Thus claim after claim,
acre after acre, wore taken up, and those
getting such right are now either trjlng
to hold their claims by force, sell them
to new men, or "keeping them from being
worked until title is settled In court.
Mines that had been worked the year
previous were taken in this manner, such
as those on Anvil and Buster Creeks.
Belcher's claims, on Anvil CrceTc, were
taken up by these men, and when Belch
er went out to work them in the Spring
he found squatters holding onto them.
After much trouble he Anally succeeded
in getting them off. Others refuse to go,
emphasizing their refusal with a gun. I
do not believe there are over 25 claims
being worked In that entire district. The
title to so many Is in question that people
do not know what to do. Then there are
very few claims on these creeks. You
would think them great rivers, but they
are mere dips In the ground. On Anvil
Creek there are only about 11 claims that
have anything, and even the claims said
to be good often Pay little or nothing.
On Buster Creek there are three claims.
"Take Topkuk to Illustrate how excite
ment is created over nothing. You have
heard of the .great Topkuk. That Is 60
miles east of Nome. It was found first
by two half-breeds, who quarreled over
it. and through their trouble a whlto man
located It. There is one strip Just 500 leet
long, then another strip about 200 feet In
length. Above this is another strip of 300
feet, which Is the whole of Topkuk. The
first man who went there took out on an
average about $1000 a day. One man took
out -$2300 in two nights, working below
the level of the water by balling out. The
highest amount taken out by anybody
there was $18,000. After that there is
nothing to be found.
"The deepest digging I saw there was
eight feet, which was on Cripple River.
At this depth It runs Into that clay that
acts like a spone when it thaws out, and
below which nothing has ever been found.
Sometimes this clalsh substance is found
10 inches below the surface. I talked to
a prominent mining man who has had
wide experience In many parts of the
world, and he said he would not pay 5
cents an acre for the entire tundra, of
which so much is being said. Over a
great part of It a very shallow digging
tfinds this claylsh substance. C. X. Lane,
the largest mining man there, employs
constantlv 50 men prospecting for him.
""Major Bberhardt, the Army surgeon
in charge there, said on July 1 that there
were IS cases of smallpox In the hospital
and there were 102 reported in their tents.
Smallpox had been epidemic there about
25 days then. Nearly everybody there
has bad colds, the number I believe
reaching at least 75 per cent. Most of
those dying, which are numerous, sue
cumb to pneumonia. It is the worst place J
for pneumonia I ever saw. Thfl hospitals
are full of pneumonia cases. In the In
dian camp alongside of where I "boarded
the Garonne, coming down, five of the
Indians died of pneumonia in one day.
The weather was fine all the time I was
there, and people seemed to have .an
abundance of warm clothes. It snowed
a little one day.
"J believe there are 5000 people In Nome
today or the day I left who did not have
Jld each. They have no work, cannot
get It, cannot get transportation out, and
do not know what to do. I heard Cap
tain Conradla, of the steamship Garonne,
on which I came down, say five or six
times that he could have loaded his
steamship two or three times with men
willing to work their way back to the
States. Many of them were very Intelligent-looking
men, well dressed and ap
parently not accustomed to roughing It;
in fact, nearly ail are good-looking men.
I was there from June 14 to July 2, and
during that time there were 10 men killed,
every one, except one, being reported as
the result of a row over mining rights.
The Major-Surgeon -said after the first
rain he expected a terrible epidemic of
typhoid. There is no sanitation what
ever in Nome. Out on the tundra the
refuse goes right down in the tundra, and
little holes are made, from which the peo
ple get their drinking water. This will
bring on awful epidemics of typhoid in
the closely packed places. By sinking
a hole two feet deep in the tundra ice is
reached, and. after a little thawing very
cold water soon fills the opening. When
this water is boiled it tastes smoky, and
after being set aside for one night has a
foul-looking vapor on the surface."
Mary Ah era's Lecntee Claim
Declared If nil and Void.
Catherine Theresa Clark yesterday filed
suit in the State Circuit Court against
Robert Catlln and wife to have a claim
of defendants to property at Twenty
first and Everett streets, valued at $20,000,
adjudged null and void. The property is
known as the Ahem tract, and is held
by plaintiff by deed of gift from her
aunt, Mary Ahern, dated April 20, 1S97.
The plaintiff alleges In her complaint
that February 9 1000, she filed a suit
praying for a reformation of cortain deeds
to this property, and that in accordance
with her complaint, on March 10, 1900, a
decree was made by the court granting
the relief prayed for, and on March 23
the decree of reformation was duly re
corded in the record of deeds of Multno
mah County. Miss Clark avers that
Robert Catlln and his wife claim an ln-
tArnef Iw tA nrrttwrfv iArtTrt tr Via
tfsnt. the nature of which Is to her un-
known, and she asks that they be com
pelled to come Into court and disclose the
Mark O'Neill, plaintiffs attorney, states
that soon after the death of Mary Ahern
a deed was filed by Catlln from Mary
Ahern to him for this and other prop
erty, valued altogether at probably $30,000.
The other property referred to had been
disposed of- by Catherine Clark, one
piece to Dr. A. J. Gfesy, and the other
piece to George Myers. These two
pieces are not placed In issue in this suit.
The deed hefd by Qatlln states a, nomi
nal consideration, and Is dated a short
time subsequent to the deed of Mary
Ahern to Miss Clark. Catlln will doubt
less explain In his answer to this suit
what the nature of his claim is.
In her will Mary Ahern devised her re
maining property, appraised at $14,000, to
Catherine Theresa Clark.
Chargres Attain at Hla 'Wife.
John "Watrln, whose wife, Helene Wat
rin. has sued him for a divorce, charging
him with indulging too freely in intoxicat
ing liquors, has filed an answer denying
the accusation, and alleging that his wife
16 at fault. The parties were married in
Prussia, in 1S6S. Watrln in his answer
avers that during the whole bf their
married life, and particularly during the
last few years, the plaintiff- has treated
him in a cruel manner, and rendered his
life burdensome. Soon after their union
he says he observed that she was lazy
and slovenly about her housekeeping. In
1SS0, he states that he had occasion to
take a trip East, and left her sufficient
rponey to pay all expenses whllo he was
absent, and found upon his return that
she had sold all f their household furni
ture, and squandered the money. Watrln
further alleges that his wife frequently
refused to prepare his breakfast, and
wished him dead; that she has an un
governable temper, and for the purpose
of aggravating him has lept upon the
floor with a. large knife, with which she
threatened to Injure him. He says he
always furnished her with a comfortable
home. He also makes other charges
against her. The litigants have con
siderable property, of-whlch Mrs. Watrln
asks her share.
Probate Matters.
The third account of the executors of
the estate of Nancy H. Bills, deceased,
was filed. The receipts were $1771 and
$1289 was paid out.
J. G. McElroy, administrator of the
estate of Josephine Thompson, deceased,
filed his final report. The appraised value
of the estate was $9456, and there Is $S92
cash on hand. The children who are the
heirs are all minors, and John B. Coffey
Is their guardian. The estate Is to be
distributed when the youngest child be
comes of age.
The final account of the estate of Henry
Thompson, deceased, who was the hus
band of Josephine Thompson, was filed
several days ago. He left considerable
property, and the heirs are the same.
Thompson's wife survived his death by
only about one hour.
Bankruptcy Caie.
John W. Dixon, of Milton, UmatUla
County, yesterday filed a petition In bank
ruptcy In the United States Court. His
liabilities amount to $306, which, he al
leges, have mostly accrued on account of
sickness in his family. His property
consists of a span tf horses and a wagon,
used In his efforts to earn a living, and
one of his creditors has attached the
wagon. Hence- he desires to be declared
a bankrupt.
E, H. Connor, of Oretown, Tillamook
County, yesterday filed a petition in bank
' .XJigS" SJJS
and his assets to $210, of which $183 Is
claimed as exempt. As none of his cred
itors resjde in Tillamook County, he asks
that the matter be referred to M. D. It.
Rhodes, referee In bankruptcy, at Mc
Mlnnville. Maxwell Appointed Peacemaker.
A hearing was had 4n the United States
Court yesterday on a motion in the case
of It. Brown et aL vs. "R. Jacobs et al.,
for the appointment of a fifth director by
the court. The court granted the motion
and named A. L. Maxwell as the fifth
director. .
. Court Note.
The cases of the United States vb. the
Columbia Gold Mining Company and vs.
J. G. &. J. T. English,-charged with cut
ting timber on Govornment lands, were
yesterday set for hearing In the United.
States Court on July 25.
The petition of Wong Ah Dong for a
writ of habeas corpus, was denied by
Judge Bellinger yesterday, and iDong
will be deported unless ho finds some way
out of his dilemma. He Is a young' fel
low, who hails from Salem, and alleges
that he Is a native-born, but Collector
of -Customs Patterson refused to accept
his statements and the court evidently
does not believe them.
In the suit of Julia E. Hoffman, execu
trix of" the estate of, Lee Hoffman, de
ceased, against Agnes Reed, Robert Bell,
trustees; P. L. Willis decree was
rendered against Willis In the State Cir
cuit Court yesterday for $9000, and fore
closing a mortgage on property in South
ern Portland. The 'mortgage was exe
cuted In May, 1S93. The decree' also set
ties the rlchts and ownership of othw
defendants to certain lands and lots.
Proprietors of Six Gaxalilins-Houaeai
Reapond to Warrant and
Give Bonds.
The first gun In the campaign against
gambling In the City of Portland. Inaugu
rated by District Attorney Chamberlain,
Mayor Rowe and Chief of Police Mc
Lauchlan, was fired last evening, when
the Proprietors of th nrlnHnnl lramhllnir-
houses were arrested and compelled to!
give casn Donds of $200 each. Those ar-
rested were August Erickson. Tom Wll-'
Hams, Ed Blazlcr, Fred Fritz, Scott Mor
rell and Frank J Hellen.
The proceedings were quiet and very i
little commotion was aroused. The move-
Robert D. Inman, Senator from Multnomah County, was born In Miami. County, Ohio,
August 11, 1S53. When about J2 years old he -went to live- with W. H: Davidson, a neigh
bor. Soon after this his father died, and Mr. Davidson having decided to migrate to Oregon,
the boy had the choice of solar to lUe with relatUea or taking his chances in the West.
He choose the latter, and the start was made by ox team for a seven" months' Journey of
exposure, adventure and danger, through stream, oer rough mountain and the weary
alkali plains and sagebrush desert, until the cool green valley of the Willamette was reached.
On the Journey the train of CO wagons was attacked by Indians In Wyoming, near where
Laramie now stands, and several Immigrant were killed. His youth ran a good deal to
athletics, and at 17 he devoted his -vim and muscle to the edification- of circus-loving
Americans, but as such work was not his ambition, he soon tackled Industrial life by
piling lumber In the yard of Willamette mills. Here his natural taates asserted themselves
in the direction of machinery and mechanics, and after seen years he graduated at the
head of the mechanical department of that institution. Senator Inman was one of the or
ganizers of the North Pacific Mill Company, "fen years ago he Joined his, present partners
In the Inman. Poulsen Co, and the present mill is a monument to his skill and intelligence.
Every moment of his career has been one of activity and progressjveness, until success
has crowned his effort, and today he Is president of one of the largest Industrial corporations
of Oregon. SenaCor Inman married at the age of 22, Miss Guild, daughter of Peter Guild,
one of Oregon's pioneers. Senator Inman Is a Democrat. In 1802 he was elected to the
House of Representatives as a Democrat-Citizen In 1804 he was the fusion candidate for
Mayor of Portland. In 1000 he was elected to the Senate as a Cltlseni
ment was rumored in gambling circles,
and the men at the head of the large
houses accepted It with the best
grace possible. At a conference yes
terday afternoon, held in the of
fice of the Chief of Police, the author
ities determined to proceed immediate
ly upon the plan adopted of regulating
gambling, and warrants were prepared by
the District Attorney, and served last
evening by the police department All of
the men for whom they were Issued called
at once .at the police station and gave
cash bonds to the required amount. Chief
of Police McLauchlan stated last evening
that the arregt of these men was the first
step towards regulating the gambling
traffic, and lhat other proceedings would
follow in the natural course of events.
No steps were taken yesterday against
the smaller establishments conducting
games of chance, but these are not to be
oterlooked In the general movement. The
Chinese houses have not yet been mo
lested, nor have the places conducting,
lotteries or selling lottery tickets. All
these are to be regulated in the du
course of time. Nickel-in-the-slot ma
chines of all kinds are also to be con
sidered as gambling devices and to re
ceive early attention from the authori
ties. A peremptory order has been Issued
against the location of all gambling out
fits and devices on the ground floors of
buildings. This will be enforced imme
diately, and the downstairs places must
close up, and the consequent attractive
ness of such houses upon the youthful
and inexperienced will In a large measure
be destroyed.
.Not the least of the factors to bo con
sidered In this movement Is the revenue
which the city government will receive
through the collection of the fines Im
posed during the time this policy Is en
forced. The exact amount realized can
not be estimated, but a considerable sum
should bo turned Into the general fund
from this source. For the past two years
the Municipal Court has not paid the
expenses of its own operation by the
revenues received from fines and the
forfeiture of balL There Is a general dis
position manifest on the part of leading
citizens to insist that the institutions
made necessary by the lawless classes
should be supported. If possible, entirely
from the revenues seoured from the fines
and penalties Imposed to repress crime.
The gamblers hnVe contributed but little
to the fund and the repressive jneasures
against them should contribute materially
toward the desired result.
The gamblers themselves are not dis
posed to fight the officials. "We are pow
erless," said one last evening, "and un
able to fight the movement. We will
comply with our orders in every respect.
The table3 and devices will be removed
from the ground floors at once, and the
policy of the authorities will be generally
carried out." .
Escaped Youth Caught.
Two of the three youths who escaped
Monday from the State Reform School
at Salem were arrested yesterday by Of
ficers Jameson, Smith and Shown. The
boys caught were Raymond Johnson, a
colored boy .17 years old, and Thomas
Burke, a white boy, also 17 years old.
and the officers will divide a reward of
$30 for their capture. Charles Daniels,
a 15-year-old boy, dark complexion, height
5 feet 7 Inches, weight 123 pounds, clad
in dark blue overalls, -Is yet to be ap
prehended. R. R. Rllcy'a Estate
. The, final account of H. S. Allen, sole
surviving executor of 'the will "of R. R.
Rlley, deceased, was filed yesterday. The
estate consisted of consldontble real es
tate, which was taken on mortgage fore
closure proceedings. What Hlttle money
was realized was ued up in paying
attorneys to defend and prosecute suits,
etc. The fees of the executor amount to
$420, and there Is not .sufficient money on
hand to pay the same in fulll Bonnie V.
Riley, who recently came to hr death In
Paris, France, as the result of injuries
sustained in Jumping from a window,
was the daughter of the deceased and one
of the heirs. She. oxte& thk estate $750
and. Interest on account of a note execut
ed to her father. She was sued and a
Jud cment was obtained against her for
$12C0. and J6S3 belonging to ,her from her
mother's estate was attached and the
money realized for the? otherxstate. Riley
died eight or 10 years ago.
G. W Ford, of Pullman, Wash., is at
the Perkins.
Edgar J. Dlven. a Nw York merchant,
is at the Perkins. 1 '
X). H. Flthlan, a prominent merchant
of Chicago, Is among yesterday's arrivals
at the Perkins.
G. M. Westgate, of Albany, Is regis
tered at the Portland.
Rev. O. D. Taylor, of The Dalles, Is
an arrival at the Imperial.
Anthony and Albert Moore, of. Bridal
Veir. are at the St Charles;
Charles O. Bates and wife, of Tacoma,
are registered at the Portland.
Frank D. Wells is registered at the
Portland from Yukon, Alaska.
J. O. Macintosh, a shecpowner, of Dil
lon, Mont, is at the St Charles.
Captain H. A. Matthews, of Astoria,
registered at the Imperial yesterday.
W. W. Alverson. an Insurance adjuster,
of San Francisco, is at the" Imperial.
Frank P. Hogan, a prominent business
man of Spokane, is a "guest at the Im
perial. F. J, Martin, a prominent attorney of
McMlnnville, registered yesterday at the
W. B. Buffln. a farmer! of Independ
ence, registered yesterday at the St
Charles. - . ,
William Ketchum, "a sheepman from
The Dalles, registered yesterday at the
.Perkins. .
A. E. Reamcs, of Jacksonville, District
Attorney-elect of Jackson County, is at
the Imperial. ,
Claude Brlggs, a weH-kn.own fruit or
chard owner of North Taklma, is & guest
at the Portland.
Daniel Sullivan, chief clerk of the St
Charles Hotel, left yesterday for his va
cation at Yaqulna Bay.
Professor Thomas McClelland, of For
est Grove, president of Pacific University,
is registered at the Perkins.
1 J. A. St. Martin and wife, proprietors
of the hot springs resort at Wind River,
are staying at the St Charles.
W. B. and H. W. Eldridge, of Pocatello,
who returned on the Farallon from Caps
Nome, are registered at the St. Charles.
Rudolph Herold, Jr., John F. Llebe,
Miss L. Habelncht and Miss Eva R. Her
old, of San Francisco, are guests at the
Colonel John W. Link; special agent of
the Treasury Department at Tacoma, was
in the city yesterday, to 'meet General
Spauldlng. ,
NEW YORK. July 17. Northwestern
people registered at New York hotels to
day as follows:
From Portland J. K. Gill and wife, at
the Ashland; J. C. N6rthrup, at the Bar
tholdle; Mrs. J. K. Aliens.! at the Grand
Union. l
'From Baker City T. G. Myers, at the
From Tacoma D. -Gross, at the Belve
dere. From Seattle W. V. Radley, at the Bel
vedere. From Spokane H. M. Hoyt at the Park
WASHINGTON, July 17. Superintendent
1 J. C. Levlngood, of the Fort Spokane In
dian School, Washington, is In the city,
conferring with the Indian Bureau.
A Dodicer's Platform.
New Haven Register.
When Mr. Bryan was asked why the
income tax was suppressed, the reporter
was referred to Senator Jones. Mr. Bryan
says the plank was left out by design, but
he refused to tell why It Js now In order
to explain why the attack on the Supremo
Court was also omitted. "It Is possible,
after all, that Mr. Bryan is standing on a
dodger's platform.
Tiro Million Sac5ca of "Flaar at Hong
Kong- Avraitlnar Re-ialpxaent
City's" Exports and Xmporta.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 17. 'The trou
bles in China will cause a suspension
of our trade In flour and other commodi
ties," said William Whlley, Hong Kong
representative of a big California mill
ing company who arrived from the Orient
"When I left Hong Kong," he added,
"business was dead there and at Shang
hai. At least 2,000,000 sacks of flour were
at Hong Kong that could not be delivered
in. the Interior. A great quantity of flour
has gone forward since, and that is also
held up. Most of this Is from Oregon.
It was a great loss. The Chinese who
purchased that to sell again will ho the
"But of course, whjle that trouble
lasts, the Pacific Coast trade in flour
with all parts df China affected must
come to a stop. The entire flour trade
with China Is carried on with the Pa
cific Coast States and. there will be loss
to this coast by the suspension. Out
side of flour, the principal Imports of
China from the United States are cotton,
oil and machinery. The loss will be dis
tributed all over the country. The flour
now in China that cannot be sold In the
interior is worth about 51,500,000. The
supplies for the allies that may be sent
out will not compensate us for the loss
of Chinese trade.
"Japan will also be a larger loser In the
flour trade as the supply for Northern
China goes In via Japan. The Chinese
will not suffer for food. They will live
on flsh and rice as they did before they
had flour."
Cnatom-Honse Statiatica Make a
Very Satlafactory Showing.
Notwithstanding the fact that there
was a very heavy decrease In the amount
of wheat shipped from Portland last sea
son, as compared with the previous sea
son, Custom-House returns make a very
satisfactory showing. The statistics by
months for the two years are as fol
lows: ,
Exports lS3S-99. ISSV'00.
July fc21,820 $o59,St3
August 293,219 440,815
September 613,574 234,349
October 1,214,614 928,590
November ,- 1,459,241 1.1S3.&8
December 1.332,636 882,032
January .T 573,852 1,066,928
February 497,532 643,475
March 955,403 66b,925
April 515;754 492.74S
May 253,130 678,018
June 391,967 627,404
Totals J8.963.762
Imports lSS3-'99.
July 1 110,996
August 66.015
September 276,758
October 250,949
November 93,634
December 112,146
January 47,479
February 63,436
March ...M 148,640
April 2U
May 226,720
JUne 70,553
5 110,563
,.1.602,665V 11,784,173
The Wreck ol tke Catherine Sudden
Sold for a Song at Kome.
The wreck, of the barkentlne Catherine
Sudden, which was dismasted by being
Crushed In the Ice, was sold for salvage
three- weeks ago at Nome. When she
left San Francisco recently her cargo
alone was valued at J12S.0OO, but the entire
proceeds of the sale was but J9S95 50.
The Pacific Steam Whaling Company
bought 160 tons of coal In her for but
540O. when coal has been" selling there
recently at the rate of J200 a ton. . The
hull brought but $1350, being bought by
the same company, when the cost of the
ship recently was $15,000. The fittings,
donkey engine, etc, brought $530. Thomas
L. Pellttler bought 26 barrels of his
own whisky for J810; the Blanch Mining
Company bought their own, consignment
a large lot of machinery, for $95", and the
Alaska Venture Company bought their
own $7000 plant for $1600. The sale oc
cupied three hours.
Steamship Braenaar the Only Deep
Water Craft Working.
Ths steamship Braemar, of tha Orien
tal line, was the only deep-water craft
working In the harbor yesterday, the
strikers still holding out for more than 30
cents an hour. The strike is not worry
ing the shippers very much, as the char
ters of all the ships in port are drawn
with a "strike clause," lay days not
counting while the strike is on. The
better class of dock laborers who were
not in sympathy with the strike and who
were satisfied to work for .double the
wages paid In the East are not at' all
pleased with the outlook. They fear that
30 cents an hour will bring too many
laborers here to compete with them and
that the rate will drop back to 20 and 25
cents per hour.
Selzarca to
CHICAGO, July J7. A- special to
Record, from Ottawa, Ont, says:
The Minister of Marine has announced
that after several years' negotiation an
agreement has been reported among the
Governments of the United States, Great
Britain and Russia as to the terms of
arbitration of claims arising out of the
seizure of American and British sealing
vessels by Russian cruisers In the North
Pacific in 1S32. An arbitration will there
fore be proceeded with.
Domestic and Foreign Ports.
ASTORIA, July 17. Salled-Steamer
State of California, for San Francisco.
Condition of the bar at 5 P. M., smooth;
wind north; weather hazy. Guaymas
sailed July 2; schooner Dauntless, for
Gray's Harbor.
San Francisco, July 17. Sailed Schoon
er Charles R. Wilson, for 'Gray's Harbor-.
Arrived Steamer Umatilla, for Se
attle; steamer Walla Walla, for Victoria.
Sailed Steamer Columbia, for Portland;
steamer -Matteawan, for Tacoma.
Port Gamble Sailed July 14, bark Sem
inole, for SyVSney.
Yokohama Arrived previously to July
"14, steamer Glenogle, from Tacoma;
steamer Idsumi Maru. from Seattle.
Sailed Ship Joseph B. Thomas, for Port
Seattle, Jtjly 17. Arrived Steamer Dir
lgo, from Skagway. Sailed July 16, steam
er Centennial, for Nome; July 17, steamer
Al-Ki, for Dyca.
Victoria Arrived July Iff, steamer Hero,
from Dutch Harbor.
Kobe. July 17. Arrived Previously,
schooner Fred J. Wood, from Vancouver.
Boulogne, July 17. Arrived Potsdam,,
from. New York.
Sidney, N. S. W. Sailed July 16, Aoran
gl, for Vancouver.
Moville, July 17. Arrived Anchoria,
from New York for Glasgow.
Bremen, July 17. Arrived Trave, from
New York.
ASTORIA, July 17. Arrived Steamer
Del ,Norte, from San Francisco and way
" New York, July 17. Arrived South-
wark, from Antwerp; Friederich der
Grosse, from Bremen. Sailed? Belgravla,
for Hamburg; Kalserin Maria Theresa,
for Bremen.
Rotterdam, July 17. Arrived Potsdam,
from New York, via Boulogne.
Queenstown. July 17. Arrived Oceanic,
from New York for Liverpool, and proceeded.
Crops Tronghont the State n Fair
Following Is the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture, Climate and Crop
Bulletin of the Weather Bureau Oregon
section, for the week ending Monday,
July 16:
General Sammary.
The week has been rainless and mod
erately warm, but without damaging hot
winds. The maximum, or day, tempera
tures In Western Oregon ranged between
70 dear, and 84 deg.. and the minimum,
or night temperatures between 46 deg
and 16 deg. East of the Cascade- moun
tains these variations were for day tem
peratures between 66 deg. and 96 deg., and
for night temperatures between 46 deg.
and 66 deg.
Fall wheat continues to ripen .and fill
nicely, making everywhere a. good, plump
berry, except In the Willamette Valley,
where no Improvement Js noted. The har
vesting of Fall wheat and oats is. gen
eral all over the state, and a great deal
of grain is now in shock, and soma ha3
been stacked.
The warm weather has helped the
Spring wheat. It has a good" color, and,
taking the state as a whole, promises to
mature very nearly an average crop, not
withstanding Its damaged condition In the
Willamette Valley, due to rust, ljce and
the grain aphis.
Flax and barley are doing splendidly.
Hops are In bloom and have made a
good growth during the week. Although
hop lico are not as plentiful as urmal,
spraying Is not being neglected, but, on
the contrary, Is now In very active prog
ress throughout the hop-growing districts.
Corn Is ready for table use.
Potatoes, which up to the present time
have been very thrifty and promising, are
reported In. a few places as being af
fected by a blight which turns the vines
lack. Not enough damage, however, has
yet been done to the vines to cause any
aerious alarm, and It Is believed the
present warm and sunshiny weather will
prevent much further Injury of this char
acter. The first crop of hay has nearly all
been cut, and, as a rule. It was well cured
and safely housed.
Pasturage Is drying up somewhat, but
stock continues In excellent condition.
Blackberries and raspberries are very
plentiful. Early peaches and apples are
being marketed. The peach crop Is light,
but apples are plentiful.
Willamette Valley.
Wheatland, Yamhill County. A. P. Mag
ness. Fall wheat Is ripening fast The
warm weather of the last week has
helped all kinds of Spring grain. Barley
and oats are good average crops. There Is
a fine crop of early peaches being picked.
Blackberries are ripening. Potatoes and
hops making a heavy growth and look
ing well. Hop spraying general.
Philomath, Benton County, W. H. Boles.
Haying progressing finely. Spring grain,
gardens, potatoes and corn making rapid
growth. The week has been dry and
warm. Blackberries are coming Into the
market. Binders will soon start
Thurston. Lane County, O. A. McMa
hon. Weather warm and dry. Binders
have started. Fall wheat somewhat bet
ter than at first expected. Spring grain
rather light Haying about finished; crop
good. Many fields of potatoes are ruined
by blight, but the warm, dry weather has
checked Its progress. Wild blackberries
in the mountains are ripe.
Woodburn, Marlon County, T. "F. Hayes.
The last week has been very favorable
for farm work. Vegetation made rapid
.growth. Fall wheat and .Fall oats are be
ing out Spring wheat and Spring- oats
are doing well; lice are plentiful on
Spring wheat Hops are blooming .and are
in splendid condition, being freer of lice
at this time than for many years. Hay
ing Is about flnisbed; the crop is very
heavy. Gardens are in splendid condi
tion. Coast District.
Seal Rock, Lincoln County, O. D. Clark,
The week has been pleasant wijh no
cold winds and but one Hgt shower.
Gardens growing nicely. Haying Is in
progress; crop fine. Oats good, and most
ly harvested. Potatoes look well, although
some complain of their being affected by
Colambla River Valley.
Hood River, Wasco County, P.'D. H.ln-riche.-T-The
second crop of clover is ready
to cut In some fields; the stand in good.
A large crop of plums, late cherries, early
pears and apples Is now being marketed.
Some grain has- been threshed, and In re
gard to quantity and quality It Is very
good. -The old strawberry vines are be
ing cut and removed from the fields.
Blackberries are ripe and in the market
We need rain and warm weather for corn,
tomatoes and watermelons, which are
growing slowly.
Hood River. Wasco Pounty, Harbison
Bros. The week has been rather quiet
among farmers. Remnants of harvest
work have been completed and some
grain has been stacked. Orchanlfsts are
busy with spray pumps, and the apple
crbp will be- freer of wdrms than ever be
fore. Weston, Umatilla County, Maud 21.
Baker. Harvesting fully started. Tho
firat ranch cut averaged 50 bushels to the
acre- of extra fine wheat Spring-sown
grain making good? although rather slow,
growth. The potato yield will far exceed
last year's crop in quantity and quality.
Strawberries are about gone. Currants,
blackberries and raspberries plentiful.
Weather Just about right for wheat
Southern Oregon.
Melrose, Douglas County, Henry Scott
Tho week has been warm, the thermom
eter varying very little. Haying Is about
completed. The binder is at work. The
weather Is very favorable for corn and
potatoes. There will be some shortage In
tha wheat crop In this locality, but the
extent will not be known until it is
threshed. The fruit crop will be fairly
.good, except prunes, which are an entire
McTlln, Josephine County, W. A. Maa
sie. Warm, clear weather has prevailed
during the week; wind northwest Grain
hay all cut Wheat being harvested, yield
and quality good. Corn and potatoes do
ing welL Blackberries ripening, and a
fine crop.
Table Rock, Jackson County, S. M.
Nealon. Seasonable weather prevailed
during the week. Haying finished. Har
vesting general. Threshing will commence
next week. Corn and pdtatoes prpmiae
well. Blackberries are an Immense crop
Pastures drying upbut stock still looks
well. Early apples In market But very
few peaches escaped the Spring frosts.
Platean Region.
Baker City, Baker County, W, C. Mc
Gulhess. Very dry. Haying In progress,
and weather conditions are well fitted
for curing. Wheat and. oats looking welL
No complaints of rust
Section Director, Portland, Or.
Plennant Home Tfotea.
Another sawmill will be started on the
Sandy River. The machinery has already
been taken to that place. This mill will
saw out railway ties.
Haying Is now in full blast, and there
are indications of a great crop. Some
that was 'cut before the rain is so badly
damaged that it is hardly worth hauling
to market
The. committee having the arrangements
for the twelfth annual reunion in hand
has completed its arrangemnts. It will
open on July CO, and continue till August
4. The days have all been assigned and
the programmes arranged. It is intended
that veterans of all wars shall find, some
thing of Interest at this encampment All
campers will receive every assistance.
Ther will be tents on the groundsr free
to .qld.soldlersan.d rentqd reasonably to
others. Provision will be made to serve
meals on the grounds for 15 cents for
comrades and their families, and 25 cents
for others. The grounds have been, put
In tha best of condition. The committee
Is assured that thii -will be the- most suc
cessful encampment held for the past 13
years. The bicycle path from Portland
will1 make It easy wheeling, and stages
will make round trips to the groundsr
An electric lighted hotel breakfast and
lunch, a la carte, with a table d'hote
dinner, $L Commodlously and elegantly
furnished sleeping-rooms. Illuminated" by
electricity and provided with shaded
electric reading lights. An annex 10 feet
wide and 70 feet long furnished for our
guests a ladles' parlor, beautifully fur
nished, and provided, with an up-to-date,
library, and all 'the latest magazines and
periodicals. For the gentlemen a mod
ern barber shop, smoking, card rooms,
etc Electric fans, porcelain bath tubs,
convenient toilet rooms, perfect ventila
tionall found on the Northern Paclfte't
crack train, tho "North Coast LlmUedJ
This train runs daily and you can travel
on it without extra charge.
Indiana's Offer.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., July IT. Gover
nor Mount today telegraphed President
McKlnley offering the services of three
regiments and three batteries of Indiana
artillery for the protection of Americana
in China.
PORTLAND. July 17.-6 P. M. Maximum
temperature, 73; minimum temperature; 81;
river reading- at 11 A M . 10 0 feet; change la
tho last 24 hours. 05 foot; toal precipita
tion, G P. M. to 0 P. M-, 0 00; total precipita
tion since Sept. 1, 1800. 38.68 lnchos;. normal
precipitation slneo SepU.1. 1899, 46.13 Inches;
deficiency, 7.45 Inches; total sunshine July JH
12 53; possible sunshine" July 16. 15.23.
The barometer continues hlsh over tho North
Pacific, States. It Is lowest oer Utah. No
rain baa fallen In the P.ocky Mountain and
Pacific Coast States during" the last 24 hours,
but a marked change to cooler weather baa
occurred In Eastern Oregon, Eastern Wash
lncton and Western Idaho. The Indications
are for fair and warmer weather in this dis
trict during tho next 24 hours.
Forecasts made at Portland for tho 2S hours
ending at midnight Wednesday, July 18:
Oregon, Washington and Northern Idaho
Fair and irarmer, except near coast; winds
shifting to easterly.
Southern Idaho Fair; warmer In west por
tion; winds mostly northerly.
Portland and vicinity Fair and wannert
north winds. jjh
BDWARD A BEALS, ForecsEt Offlclal.
All the week. Including Wednesday and Satur
day Matinees.
With Miss George Elliott as Sapho. An elab
orate production; a great cast
Popular trices.
There Is no abatement ot the tremendous
patronago Fourth of July Is over, and still
It continues. Tonight there will be a popu
lar Sunday 50-cont dinner, never befora
equaled In thl-J city. The demand for re
served seats was io great the management
had to decld tha.t first come, first served.
The dinner ulll open promptly at 5 P. M,
continue until 8 P. M The orchestra has
been augmented for Sundays, and a select
musical programme will b given until mid
night. The 2 electric fans are keeplnjr
things cool and comfortable, to which next
week, on the arrival of the big motor and
fan. there will be added ventilation through
and direct to th roof. Manager Harvey says
things must be right and up to date. Port
land says we-"nant thn Winter Garden, and
they must have it. To please them, so ex
pense will be spared to perfect -evierythinj: as
fast as brains and labor can accomplish It.
Tonight prompt courteous and efilctent
service will be given by tho new corps of
waiters. The dinner will be up to the high
est expectations, and. with the finer musical
programme, no one can fall to enjoy them
selves NEW TODAY.
Two Great Bargalm Today Only
Best grade alL-wool 2-ply carpet.. $0 57H Pr yd.
Btfst grade Smith's 8-wire tapes
try Brussels 55 per yd.
L Gtvurtz & Sons, 173-175 First SL
Guaranteed 30-pound hair, best satin tick.
full fllie. ST 50. Wn have only 50 of these mat
tresses at this price.
!. Gtvurtz & Sons. 173-175 First 5t
. j
Sideboards Special Today
I have a few oak sideboards to close out 4
112 60 each.
. Cor. .Washington and First sta.
fresh soda crackers, 50c, sweet dairy butter,
TS roll; creamery, full weight 40cr and 45o
pr square; breakfast bacon, sugar cured,
12J5c per lb.; cottage hams (no bone). 9o per
lb.; 3-plnt bottles Snider a catsup. DOc; 6 big
packages Cudahy's Pyramid Soap- Powder,
25c: 18 lbs. nice boiling beef. SI; steaks, lOo
lb. and upwards. We carry a full Una of
freh flsh. AH goods from first hands; no
middlemen. Thn California Market baa their
old phone. Red 201, and Hewitt both phones;
see book We deliver dally In Alblna and tho
East Side. P. S. Wa still give 20 lbs. of
ory sranulated sugar for SI with all general
orders of groceries of J5 and upwards.
ANTON ZILM. teacher ot violin, string quar
tets for entertainments, A. O. U. W. Temple.
& Bags. Reduction sale
for 30 days. Harris
Trunk Co , 231 Morr.
Pays next dividend July 25. See Wagy, Hen
gen & Wagy about this stock;
Knight's Drug Store
Opposite Oregonlan building. 126 Sixth. DrcgS
and medicines. Prescriptions a specialty.
. i
Telephone 229. 249 Washington sfa
Mortgage Loans
Oa Unproved city and farm property, at low
enrcat rata. Building loans. Instalfcsee
loans. Macmaster BlrralU U Wore tr bOc
Ranch Eggs, 2 Doz., 35c
Best creamery butter 40c and 45o
Dairy butter .....30c; and 85o
Sweefdairy butter 25o and 0O0
Swiss cheese -50
Cream bride - 20o
Llmburger o
In Holladay and Irvlngton
locality on Tillamook St.; two car Unscfe
graded streets, sewer, fine residences.
ONLY 375 TO S500 PER LOT; easy term
monthly payments.
Room 10A Sherlock building.
And am ottering to sell my home, the east hall
of block 5S. Holladays AddlTon (the old
Cunningham home place), with its fine nine
room house, with full basement and large at
tic, furnace heat, gas", electric bells and hot
and cold water; 25 years' growth ot choice
shrubbery and fruit; cement walks and steps;
100 feet to ono car line, and two blocks from1
two others; all for the price asked for bara
half-blocks In the same addition; nono of which
compare with It in location or sightliness. It
is a beautiful, home-like home, and some ono
Is going to get a bargain. Time on a portion
of purchase price If wanted. Principals only:
no'ageata. p. A. HUGGINS, 183 Third. . '