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THE PORTOF TACOMA
City of Destiny Has Taken a
-New Lease of Life.
GREAT WORK OF NORTHERN PACIFIC
Paaret SobbI Porta Making; Poor
Headway as Rivals of Portland
la the "Wheat Business.
mCQMA, Wash., Sept 30. (Staff
correspondence.) The bats and the, owls,
to which Henry Watterson gave such
prominent mention in his tribute to Ta
eoma year or two ago, have ail moved
out of the business blocks in this city,
and from appearances more profitable
tenants arc also occupying most of the
residences. This City of Destiny, the na
ture of which is not yet clear, la alive
and breathing again. Even as returning
Spring awakens a croak in the bullfrog,
ab does returning life manifest itself in
the Taooma newspapers, which, of late,
have had much to say about Portland's
decadence as a marine port, and 'the at
tendant rise of Tacoma, Portland's ma
rine growth Is steady. It has not been
Interrupted, nor will .It ever be Inter
rupted by Tacoma, but It does not neces
sarily follow from that line of reasoning
that Tacoma is not Jncrca&lng her sphere
of usefulness. 'I he idea that one town
must be wiped from the map," in order
that another town may advance. In a
country of rjipld growth and marvelous
industrial development, .aeems to be pop
ular with the Tacoma newspapers, but is
hardly warranted by conditions of by re
sults. Tacoma as a seaport is making consid
erable headway in the grain business,
but Is not at the expense of Portland.
The Sound' dty will ship moresrain pro.
portionately during the season of U900-)1
than was shipped by them during the
season just closed. They will do this, not
because it is a cheaper port for ships, for
isuch is not the case, but because there
is a larger amount of wheat directly trib
utary to Tacoma than ever before. There
are a tfreat mai.y people In Tacoma who
delight in indulging in "pipe dreams"
about the time when all of the wheat
of Oreron, Washington and Idhho, ex
cepting that produced in the Willamette
Valley, will find ltB way to market b- tha
Puget Sound ports. Some of these cheert
ful idiots accept prophesies of this kind
as certain of fulfillment. The same spe
cies of Insanity affects a f ew 'Portlanders
-and quite a number of Astorians,, They
argue, with a tenacity worthy of ,a better
cause, that all of the wheat produced
east of the Cascade Mountains should be
hauled to Portland or Astoria, and thence
put afloat These catch-as-catch-can
wrestlers with great economic problem
apparently do not stop to consider that
neither the Northern Pacific or the O. R".
& Nn, Co: is going out of , business In this
country, for this is what, the result wpajjd
be 'if one road secured. all of the trafflp.
ThevBlg, Bend country is-turning off one
,of. jthe largest ctods on record, ,andall
oi una grain isi auoug, ine une-ana orancn
ea of 4he Northern Paclfifa Railway,,, and
5lS4tot'dh the1 line "ofcstlie a It &-X. Co.
The "Northern" 'Paciflc. either through su
perior judgment1 luck,, nerve, or -whatever
you are inclined-to term it, has tapped
'-the- x:Ich Clearwater -Valley, in Idaho and
will haul up that awful grade In Potlatch
Canyon, and also up over the Cascade
Mountains, an immense amount of wheat
, which the O. R. & N. Co. -cannot touch.
because it is off their line. Of course,
'Mr. Fulton assures us that the Northern
Pacific wilL haul that wheat 145 miles bo
yond Tacoma to Portland; but looking
-at the matter from a cold' business-stand
point there is a haunting suspicion' that
Mr. Fulton should' tell 'that to the ma
rines, and not to men who are in a meas
ure familiar with the expense per ton
per mile, etc, of moving freight
Port Charges Compared.
The Northern Pacific is doing more for
Tacoma at the present time than it has
ever done before, and its present efforts
Wive the merit of a, good, solid 'business
foundation. " Tho road is no longer en-
'gag"ed in manipulating wildcat real estate
and booming townsltes, but it Is covering
its .water-f ront hofdlngs in this city with
acresof big warehouses, which will han
dle thewheat which its increasing mile
age of feeders Is making tributary to
this port It Is making a first-class har.
bor where nothing but tldeflats greeted
the eye a-year ago, and within a year It
will be unnecessary for ships to tempt
the fate of the Andalena by tying up to
buoys in the present bottomless harbor
at the mercy of the gales which sweep
over Commencement Bay.
This work of tho Northern Pacific, while
.not giving Tacoma any- advantages which
will enable her to draw much now business
from, the territory of the O. R. & Nt Co.,
which may .be also termed Portland's
territory, will better enable her to handle
the Increasing business on territory which
the geographical location allots her. As
to any other advantages, they do not ex
ist, except occasionally, at Intervals,
which will be explained later, and which
are offsat by other advantages possessed
by Portland and not by Tacoma. The
Portland ship pays bar pilotage at the
mouth of the Columbia, the Tacoma ship
pays none: but the entire cost of towing
and pilotage- on the .Portland ship from
sea to port and return is no greater than
the cost of towage alone from Flattery
to Tacoma and return. The Portland
stevedore puts wheat aboard the ship for
25 cents per tonj, while the Tacoma
stevedore is paid 30 cents per ton, an ad
vantage of from $150 to $200 on each cargo
in favor of Portland. Water, wharfage
and tying up to a buoy in the harbor are
all charged for in Tacoma, and are free
in Portland. Wheathandlers and dock
men are paid from 25 cents to S5 cents per
hour on the docks here, compared with
SO and 40" cents per hour in Portland, but
the savjng in this direction Is inconse
quential In comparison with the difference
in other Items mentioned, and even this
will be equalized when returning pros
perity gives the Tacoma dock laborer an
excuse for demanding the same wages as
are paid, for the sime work in Portland.
Stores and-provisions are practically the
same in both ports, with a slight per
centage in Portland's favor in the case of
potatoes and other vegetables.
Matter of Grain Inspection.
Perhaps the most unnecessary of all of
the extra expenses which are saddled on
Tacoma and not on Portland Is the state
grain Inspection service. Here Is t a di
rect charge against the farmer of 75 cents
per car for a service which is of no bene
fit, whatever to him. The grain export
ers who handle all of the wheat of the
Northwest, and the Liverpool buyers who
market it on the other 'side, pay no at
tention whatever to the grades estab
lished by the Washington State Grain
Commission, and this week in Portland
the grain committee of the Portland
Chamber of Commerce will establish the
grade on which Washington wheat as
well as Oregon wheat will be sold, and
not a car of this wheat that is marketed
in Portland will be subjected tb the un
necessary expense incurred .in shipping
it Into the jurisdictkmof the Tacoma
Tie Case of "Peer Jack'
And now to onfc of tho mostexpensive
necessities of the ship, the sailor. This
is an especially Interesting subject at this
time, when Tacoma is endeavoring to
mako a little capital out of a temporary
dlsagi cement between the Portland ex
porters and the sailor' boarding-house
men. To read tho hysterical "specials"
and "regular" yarns in tho Tacoma pa
per, the impression migh be gained that
all of tho Portland exporters "had com
menced packing, up, preparatory to com
ingfc'to Puget Sox nd, whtre. a rare race
of boarding-house men existed, and sail
ors clambered over the rail of oiitward
bound ships, lagging to make the' voyage
on the captain's terms. This. Utopian
dream is dispelled,' hnwever; by an inves
tigation of the icts in tire case. The
present rates demand Pd'ah-fciid for deep
water sailors out of Sound ports are $65
to $75 per man. Wages are $20 per month,
and aside from this one month's advance,
tho remainder of the amount .comes out
of the ship. These ratesw&re in fore
while the,.. Portland boardinsahouse men
were shipping men for $55 per man, and
as the Portland men maintained that $35
rate for over a year, And expressed a
willingness to continue it indefinitely, so
long as they were given the business, it
can easily be understood that It is a, aim.
plo matter to put Ihe Portland rate back
to $55 per man. and perhaps lower, and,
thus give Portland a decided advantage
over the Sound ports. This, of course,
cannot oe done -without the co-operation
of the owners and captains' but when
the matter is thoroughly understood, tho
rates will bo as low or lower In Portland
than they are on Puget Sound. Owing to
the large numter of vessels plying from
Sound ports, the business of shipping
sailors js much more extensive here than
on the Columbia, but it is all handled by
one man, Dave Evans, of Tacoma. Hav
ing control o the entire field he is in -a
position to do better by the ship" than
he would be if the business was split up;
but he subceeds in keeping rates up to a
point dangerously near where a "roar"
is liable to be forthcoming at any mo
ment and when tho "roar,, does come,
the same results will follow;tas;'have been
noted times without number on the Co
lumbiarates drop back fori a time. ,Aa
to desertions, there is no difference what
ever between the Sound ports and Eort
land, and for that matter any other port
on earth, where there Js an opportunity
for the. sailor to enjoy the pleasures of a
turn ashore. The boats of the sailor
boarding-house- men are alongside of a
ship before the-"anchor goes doVn, and
here, as elsewhere, noN very pressing In
ducements arejjieeded to bring Jack over
tho -rail, .leaviBgr his wages behind him.
Views of 'Captain Corning:. .
The British bark Howard Di Troop is
loading wheat at Tacoma this week. Her
master, Captain Corning, wilMong be re-
(membered on the Columbia JUver. for it
waa lua strong iignt against ,we Jrortiana
boarding-house men that directly resulted
In the establishment t of the $55 rate out
,of Portland. After Captain Corning had
beat the boarding-house gangr.to a stand-.
,stlll, it was an easy matter to make terms
witn znerty, una tnose terms,; ir in etrect
..today, would maka FortjanuVllie cheapest
jPorkon.the Pacific, Ocjmfc fparsllors, Capp
talnin pcrrlriy'loadedatofAyjad ,flrst in
lS74.-andt,'hasWaen coining tothe '.Ciaast
aX-regular Intervals since that;fJhie,'Jie
is agtkmavno'nior,than'ihAryi in
itelllgence, and his long exp4Heticev as a
shipmaster adds wejght' to his views on.
the present dlfflrulty. When 'told of tie
effects of his bl lf,ht against the boarding-house
men, h stated. ' . t
, "I think that $55, or even $60, per man
is not an unreasonable .rate, taking it ope
season with another, and think it would
.be. better to have a regularly established
rate which could De df-pended oh, than
,the uncertiin lates which are always cre
ating trouble. I think It would have, been
better for shipmasters to have 'afded in
maintaining that uniform rate than to
have aided the opposition in breaking it
up. A $55 rate for sailors, and a less
domineering manner on the part -of some
of the boarding-house keepers would make
Portland a very attractive port for ships."
Records Shows Where Advantage Is.
It is thus apparent 'that Puget Sound
has no advantage of any permanence over
Portland In the matter of shipping sailors.
The other advantage alluded to, previous
ly as occurring occasionally lies in the
heayy export lumber business and -thfc
coal trade, which bring to Puget Sound a
large fleet of vessels. When freights
(Concluded on Fifth Page.)
SUMMARY OF IMPORTANT NEWS.
Hoodlums at Victor, Colo., attacked Governor
Boosevelt. Page 1.
Hanna is trying: to setile the miners strike.
Paije 2. ' ,
Bryan spoke on trusts in Nebraska Clty.
Conger will not yet begin negotiations with
the Chinese commission. Page 2.
,Germany may modify her attitude. Pago 2-
Salisbury has not yet formally replied to tho
German note. Page 2.
Outposts south of Manila were attacked by
rebels. Page 8.
Fighting "In other parts of the islands. -Pago 8.
Business of the Philippine Civil Service Com-,
mission, Page 3.
There is much oratory but little enthusiasm In
the English Parliamentary campaign.
The Boer defeat is complete. Page 8.
No probability of -war between Chile and her'
neighbors. Page 8.
There were no outbreaks in the anthracite re
gion. Pago, 5.
More mines were tied up. Pago 5.
Markle's men resume work pending arbitra
tion of their grievances. Page 5. ,
James Howard was convicted of the Goebel
murder. Page. 3.
The United Typothetae will fight the union
label. Page 3.
The steamer Robert Dollar, bound for Nome,
is probably lost Page 4.
Salrm stove foundry and machine shop de-
stroed by fire. Page 4.
Consul McCook reports on condition at Daw
son. Pasre 4.
Stand of hopgrowers for 15 cents per pound or
. better prices -has been weakened. Page 4.
Senator Turner, of "Washington, returns from
'consultations with Democratic leaders
' Page 4.
Commercial and Marine. ."
Wall-street bears mako a raid on Northern
Pacific. Page 11. . ....
Buyers and sellers apart on the hop buslnoss.
First cargo of 1000 crop barley from Portland
cleared yesterday. Pago 8.
French bark General de Charette wrecked.
Council passes new1 blanket ordinance. Page 1.
Brewery e'mployes win a strike. Page 12.
Dr. G W. Que announces his determination to
remain the pastor Of Centenary M. E.
Church. Page 7r
MOB OF RUFFIANS
Assault oh .Roosevelt by Vic
tor, Colo., Toughs.
THREW STONES AND STALE EGGS
One Man Made a Personal Attack: on
the Governor, Striking? Him
With a Club.
CRIPPLE CREEK. Colo., Sept 26.
The meetings at this place tonight con
cluded a day of speechmaking by Gov
ernor Roosevelt which was not only ar
duous, but productive of extraordinary
experience. Numerous stops were made
, . o
EXPANSION OP NATIONAL BANKING BUSINESS.
Enormous Increase in Aggregate Resources on ihe Pacific
Coast in Less Than Four Years.
When Bryan was in Oregon in April he delivered a number of
speeches, in which he asked this question:, "The Republicans say the
country is prosperous, but where Is your share, of it?" A sure Index
of the prosperity of the people of the Pacific Coast is the enormous
increase in the aggregate resources of the National bonks. Mercan
tile Interests and banks are closely allied, and the prosperity of the
one Is the prosperity of the other. -'If business" is active and on a
stable basis, the resources of the banks gfotvHf 'business Is inactive
and' disturbed, the, resources of the banks decline. On.October 6, 1896,
Bryanism threatened the-country and business at every point on the
Pacific Coast was nil, with the possibility of still greater disturbance.
Merchants placed only such orders as were necessary to keep up their
stocks, and National -banks kept their loans and discounts within a
safe limit creating no obligations that could be avoided. On the
date named the aggregate resourcesof the National banks of the Pa
cific Coast were $71,018,513 47. On June 29, 1900, the date of the latest
National bank statement for which details for the entire Coast are ob
tainable, the resources were $125,849,378 69, an Increase of $54,830,865 22.
Every state and territory contribute's to this great showing of expan
sion. California leads with an increase of over $30,000,000, Washing
ton is second with over $13,600,000, and Oregon third' with over $4,000,
000. The statement of October 6, 1896, shows the condition of the
Coast when Bryan and free silver threatened Its welfare; that of June
29, 1900, shows Its condition under trade expansion, returned confi
dence and the gold standard. The two statements, compiled from the
reports of the Controller of the Currency, are placed side by side for
June 29, 1900. October 6, 1SS6. Increase.
Oregon $18,679,028 13 $14,524.606 81 $ 4.154,431 C2
Washington .1 27.69S.277 ID 14.066.C&2 96 13.621.5S1 23
Idaho 4,857,820 85 3,227,617 62 1.603,203 3
California 61.579.456 59 31.318,356 60 30.261.093 99
Utah 9.133,149 65 6,242,107 24 2.SG1.042 41
Nevada I : 552,759 35 296,047 57 256.7LI 23
Arizona 3,119,005 58 1,343,054 67 1,779t0 91
Alaska ...'.-...:.....,. 169,840 85 ' Ib9.840 S5
Totajl .,.".. .'.'.!.,..'. P.$l2a.S49.37S 69 $71,018,513 47 $54,800,865 22
fen route to Crippje Creek. At Victor,
nine miles from this city, and one of
tho most prosperous mining camps in
Colorado, the Republican "Vice-Presidential
"candidate was' repeatedly. Interrupted
by remarks from jsome of his hearers,
and when returning to his train' missiles
of different descriptions were hurled at
the party. The attack culminated In an
assault upon Governor 'Roosevelt by one
of the mob, during wlfich he was struck
with a flagstaff. The Governor's escort
surrounded him and fought off the mob
until the special train was reached, which
Immediately steamed out of the depot for
this city. The incident at Victor did 'not
prevent the Governor from filling his en
gagements' here," and tonight a force of
detectives, armed with Winchesters, ac
companied the "train as" it started 'on its
journey to Pueblo, it being necessary to
pass again through Victor. As far as
known here, the party was not molested
on Its return.
A DAT OF SPEECHMAKING.
And a Disgraceful Incident la. the
. Town of Victor...
CRIPPLE CREEK, Colo., Sept 26.
Governor Roosevelt's first speech v today
was made at Castle Rock, where he was
introduced to the crowd standing in the
damp air by Senator Wolcott, and where
he said in part:
"We feel that to you "men of the West
we have a right to appeal. There may
be some excuse for the dwellers In great
cities, pressed down by the hard condi
tions of life In some quarters, to despair.
It may be necessary to preach to them
the gospel of hope, but to you people In
this1 state, to you with a future so
glorious in its promise, surely it ought
not to be necessary to say a word ask
ing you to look forward and not back
ward, to hope and not despair, to dare
and not shrink. It is the law of success
to dare, fo do and to endure. I ask the
men of the present day to stand straight
for the flag thatmean3 National power
and law and orderly liberty and equal
rights for all men beneath its folds."
A great demonstration was made in Col
orado Springs on the arrival of the
Rdosevelt train. The Governor made
short speeches in Temple Theater and
the Opera-House. Both places were
crowded. All business houses along the
lino oflmarch were decorated with bunt
ing. The escort consisted of the Flam
beau Club, G. A. Reorganizations and
various other civic and military bodies.
On leaving Colorado Springs, the spe
cial Roosevelt -train was split into two
sections, the first stop thereafter being at
Colorado City. The entire-population ap
peared to see the New York Governor
,and shaks his hand. Manitou was the
fnext stop. A large crowd was assembled
there to listen to the five-minute talk
of the campaigners. There were many
ladles with flag and flowers, which were
liberally bestowed on the travelers. The
train then moved on to Divide, where
there was a pause. A call was also made
at Gillette and Independence.
At Victor, a few miles from Cripple
Creek, among the miners a most unique
and demonstrative crowd assembled. In
that place four years ago 27 McKlnley
votes were cast. At present, a Mc
Klnley and Roosevelt Club has been,
ormed, now numbering 550 members,
with the numbers increasing.
t Governor Roosevelt spoke at the Ar
tmory Hall,"whlch was filled. t There were
phany Republicans in the audience, but
there were also apparently many Demo
crats, who made themselves manifest by
noisy demonstrations. Governor Roose
"In my state the man who was put on
the committee on platform to draw up an
anti-trust platform at the Kansas City
convention had at that time his pockets
stuffed with ice-trust stock. The Demo
cratic leader in New York, Richard Cro
ker, upon whom you base your only hope,
and It Is a mighty slim hope, too, wa3
another great stockholder, and If, in fact,
you were to read through the list of
stockholders In that trust, it would sound
like reading the roll of the members of
A voice cried out: "What about the
The Governor replied: "I ate it and
you will never get near enough to be hit
with a bullet or within five miles of It"
Governor Roosevelt succeeded in finish
ing his remarks, though there was an
evident intention among those present
that heshould not do so.
When the Governor left the hall with
his party to go toward the train, he was
surrounded by a company of Rough Rid
ers, commanded by Sherman Bell, one
of his own soldiers In the Spanish War.
He was also accompanied by General Cur
tis Guild; Jr., of Boston: Hon. John
Proctor Clark, of New York; General
Irving Hale, of Colorado; United StatC3
Senator Wolcott, Hon. Frank Goudy, can
didate for Governor of Colorado; Hon.
P. S. Ryder, candidate for Lieutenant
Governor, and several others.
Governor Roosevelt and his party were
on foot when a crowd, of .boys and ' ra'eh"!
began throwing rocks and shouting for
Bryan. The Rough Riders closed In
around the Governor to protect him from
assault by the mob. One man made a
personal attack upon Governor Roosevelt,
and succeeded In striking him a blow in
the breast with a stick. The assailant
was immediately knocked down by Daniel
M. Sullivan, Postmaster of Cripple Creek.
A rush was then .made by the mob to
drag the mounted men In khaki uniforms
from their horses. The men on foot also
In khaki closed around the Governor,
making a wedge which pushed through
the. crowd, and they finally succeeded In
gaining the train, which was surrounded
by the mob.
By this time probably 1000 or 1500 excited
people were In the vicinity, and fisticuffs
were exchanged' on all sides. Many of
the mob were armed with sticks and
'dubs, spmo with rotten potatoes, stale
eggs and lemons. The entire party re
gained the train, however, without se
rious injury, and It pulled out of the
place, with the Rough Riders on the rear
Theiincident was the only one of vio
lence that has occurred during the prog
ress of the trip, and It is reported by
Postmaster Sullivan, of Cripple Creek,
and others that the trouble- was occa
sioned by a small body of roughs, who
had been. organized and paid for the pur
pose of breaking" up the meeting. The
numbers engaged in this attempt were
few, but very violent In their attack.
Governor Roosevelt, while regretting the
occurrence, was not disturbed by the In
cident, and was ready to proceed with
his speeches In Cripple Creek.
Governor Roosevelt spoke at three
meetings in this city this evening, all of
which were Indoor meetings, and large,
orderly and appreciative. In addition to
Governor Roosevelt. Senators Wolcott
and Henry Cabot Lodge, Hon. John Proc
tor Clark, General Curtis Guild. Jr., and
several candidates on the Republican
state ticket made addresses. The speeches
of Governor Roosevelt covered the ground
gone over at other places, and were di
rected solely to militarism, imperialism
The meeting tomorrow night will be at
Pueblo. Eight speeches are scheduled
WHAT BRYAN SAID OP IT.
Would Not Believe It Was the Worlc
NEBRASKA CITY. TSTh ? . -oa
ing shown a telegram to the effect that
Theodore Roosevelt was assaulted at Vic
tor, Colo., by a band of hired roughs to
night, Mr. Bryan wrote the following
"From what I know of 'the people ot
Colorado, I am not willing to believe,
without further evidence, that they denied
Mr. Roosevelt or to any one else a fair
hearing.. If it proves true that he was
mobbed or In any way interfered with, I
am sure that It was not the work of any
political organization. There can be no
Justification for a resort to violence in
this country, and those who resort to it
injure the cause which they represent."
Conferring With, the President.
CANTON, O., Sept 26 Rear-Admiral
Walker, president of tho Nicaragua Canal
Commission, and Theodore C. Search,
president of the Manufacturers' League,
of Philadelphia, arrived from the East
this afternoon. Admiral Walker came
for a conference on canal matters, the
nature of which was not made public.
Ho spent nearly an hour with the Presi
dent The Philadelphia man came to con
fer on matters connected with the cam
paign, and had a long talk with the Presi
dent Secretary LonK In Neiv York.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 26. Secretary of
the Navy Long has gone to New York
for a few days on private business. He
is expected to return the latter part of
this week or the first of next
TAX' ON BUSINESS
Council Passes an Amended
EXPECTED TO GIVE SATISFACTION
Merchants Will Be Taxed According
to the Amount of Business They
The Common Council, at an adjourned;
meeting held yesterday, passed an ordi
nance licensing, taxing and regulating for
the purposes of city revenue, business,
trades, callings or employments within
the City of Portland, commonly known
as the blanket-license ordinance, by tho
unanimous vote ot the 10 mummers present,
Sherrett being absent. A summary ot the
ordinance is given below. The rates of
license are based on the amount of busi
ness done, and businesses are divided into
two general classes. The rates on pro
fessions are double those on business
men. The ordinance doe3 not render it
necessary for any one to expose tha
amount of business he doesr he must
simply state to which class he belong.
The statements of amount of business re
quired to be furnished will bo volun
tary statements, no affidavits beinff
necessary, and the one statement mado
at the beginning will do for the wholo
Text of the Ordinance.
"Section L It shall be unlawful for any
person, firm corporation or Joint stock;
company to engage In or carry on any of
the businesses, callings, trades or em
ployments designated In this ordinance!
within the City ot Portland, without first
obtaining a license so to do."
Section 2 provides that In applying for a,
license each person, firm or corporation
shall present to the City Treasurer a cor
rect written statement setting forth tho
kind of business, calling,, trade or employ
ment for which a license Is desired, tho
class Under the ordinance In which tha
business It graded, and place ot business.
Where a license is desired for a merchant,
the statement shall contain the aggregate
amount of sales of goods made during tha
period of a year preceding when such
license tax becomes due. When the li
cense Is desired for a manufacturer, such
statement shall definitely state the gross
receipts for the period of a year; If for a
sawmill business, the number of thousand
logs cut during the previous threo
months; If a restaurant, gross receipts,
not including sales of liquor; if the state
ment is for a lawyer,, physician, sur
geon, dentist, veterinary surgeon, pub
lisher of a newspaper or magazine, It shall
contain the amount of receipts for a year,
with such dcllilteness tlat it may be de
termined in which class said business
should rank. If tho statement is for a
bank, banking-house, trust company or
savings bank, it shall contain the average
amount of loan and discount business
done during the preceding three months,
boarding stable for boarding horses, tho
aggregate receipts for boarding horses
during the period of one year. If any per
son, firm or corporation is unable to mako
the stawmeht because of the fact of not
having been engaged In such business for
the peridd Indicated, a license may bo
procured by paying the lowest grade in.
such business for the period of three
months, when such a statement shall bo
made for that period, and upon this the
Treasurer will determine the grade for
the ensuing year.
The receipt given by the City Treasurer
shall entitle the applicant to a liccn.io
upon presenting the same to the office of
tho City Auditor, and It Is provided that
any mistake made by the Auditor In Issu
ing the license shall not prevent a collec
tion of the correct amount of license due.
If the mistake i& not due to the incorrect
statement of the applicant. If any appli
cant obtains a license for a less grade
than Is proper by false or incorrect state
ment to the City Treasurer, he shall bo
deemed guilty of doln? business without
a license, and be subject to the penalty
prescribed for such violation, viz.. fine of
not less than 55 and not more than $300,
or Imprisonment not to exceed 90 days
All quarterly licenses shall expire March
31, June 31. September 31 and December
31, and shall be dated from the first of
the month when they become due. It is
also provided that all license taxes shall
be paid In advance. Every firm, person,
corporation or joint stock company en
gaged in whole or in part in business In
the city, selling goods, wares or merchan
dise, except liquors, and also except such
parties as are especially designated and
licensed under other portions of this ordi
nance, or by some other ordinance of the
city In force and effect, shall be classed
as merchants, and must obtain a mer
chant's license, as provide in this ordi
nance. The classification of businesses Is as fol
lows: Merchants, Per Quarters.
Amount of sales. Tax.
First class, aggregating $750,000 or
oyer $60 00
Second class, between $500,000 and
$750.000 60 CO
Third class, between $300,000 and $500,-
000 40 CO
Four class, between $200,000 and $300,-
Fifth class, between $120,000 and $200,-
000 15 00
Sixth class, between $90,000 and 120,-
000 12 CO
Seventh class, between $60,000 and
Eighth class, between $40,000 and
$eo,000 7 50
Ninth class, between $20,000 and $40,-
000 5 00
Tenth class, between $10,000 and $20,-
000 2 60
Eleventh class, between $3,000 and.
Twelfth class, between $2,000 and
Thirteenth class, aggregating loss
than $2000 ..- SO
Manufacturers, Per Quarter.
Every person, firm, corporation ot Joint
stock company engaged wholly or In part
in business in the city, where the relation
between purchaser and seller of personal
property shall be that of hiring of service
and not that of a sale of goods, wares,
merchandise, except liquors, and also ex
cept such parties as are specially desig
nated and licensed in other parts of thl3
ordinance, or by some other ordinance ot
the city, shall be termed manufacturers.
Gross receipts. Tax.
First class, aggregating $750.000 $60 00
iSecond class, hetween $500,0CO and
$750.000 50 00
Third class, between $300,000 and
$300,000 i 40 00
Fourth class, between $200,000 and
$.mC0 25 CO
Fifth class, between $120,000 and
$200,000 IE 00
Sixth class, between $90,000 and
$120,000 13 00
Seventh class, between $60,000 and
$90.000 10 00
Eighth class, between $40,000 and
$60,000 T 50
Ninth class, between $20,000 and
Tenth class, between $10,000 and
$-"0,000 2 50
Eleventh class, between $3,000 and
(Concluded on eighth Pa8.)