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THE MOBNING OEEGONIAN, SATUBDAY, NOVEMBEB 10, 1906.
TO GEPOUTOF COURT
'Tylova to Reorganize East Side
' Railway Company.
TO-BE SOLD UNDER FORECLOSURE
How the Court of Appeals Re-vermeil
District Court and Awarded Bonds
to Morris &. Whitehead.
December 8, 1893; but & few months after
It "was completed," the East Sido Railway
went Into the hands of a receiver for
the United States Court, and It has been
operated under a receivership ever since.
On the Sth of next month the road is to
be sold under foreclosure. The decree
was recently made In accordance with a
decision of the United States Circuit
Court of Appeals, in J3ah Francisco, over
ruling the opinion of Judge Bellinger ren
dered In June, 1S69. Morris & Whitehead
wsro the plaintiffs In- the suit, and the
reorganization of the Bast Side Hallway
Company will be under control of this
corporation. The $300,000 of bonds on
which the foreclosure Is based were de
posited as collateral security for a debt
of $163,000 only. The bonds had, been put
Into possession of the German Savings &
Loan Society, of San Francisco, as col
lateral security for the payment of two
notes, executed In 1S93, by James and G.
A. Steel, one for 130,000, and the other
for 183,000. April 26, 1S97, the German
Savings & Loan Society transferred the
Steel notes and bonds to Albert Meyer,'
and the next day Meyer sent a letter to
the Steels, the Bast Side Hallway Com
pany and divers creditors, demanding
payment of the notes, and on the same
day be published notice of the proposed
sals of the bonds May 11 succeeding. The
sale came on, and Morris & Whitehead
bid -In the bonds for H73.CS9; only $10,000
of which was actually paid In cash. The
same day Meyer transferred the bonds, to
Morris & Whitehead and tho notes back
to the German Savings & Loan Solcety,
which the next day assigned them to
Morris & Whitehead in consideration of
the payment of $4970 10, the sum due on
them over and above the amount brought
by the sale of the bonds The balance
due on the bonds, $103,539, Morris &
Whitehead obtained by a short loan from
Wells, Fargo & Co. pledging the- bonds
cls security, and a day or two later re
paid Wells, IUrgo & Co. with money bor
rowed from t&e German Savings & Xroan
This is the process by which Morris &
Whitehead claimed to ha-e obtained title
to all the bonds lodged as collateral for
the payment of the Steel notes for $1C3,
000. In his opinion, Judge Bellinger re
cited al the negotiations, and concluded
"The real character of the transaction
ehows through all this circumlocution.
The German Savings & Loan Society was
not seeking to realize upon its securities,
but to effect a transfer of the title of
the bonds held by it to Morris & White
head. The sale, If It can be so called,
was not a cash sale, as advertised, ex
cept as to the $10,000. which, when the
amount Involved is considered, appears to
be too small a sum to have operated as
an Inducement for what was done. The
debt of the Steels, except as to $4970, was
simply transferred to Morris & White
bead. I am satisfied that the solvency of
these bankers was not an Inducement for
the transfer. The security for the debt
was the bonds. The German Savings &
Loan Society was merely playing Into the
hands of Morris & Whitehead, and if
the former has no pecuniary share In tho
title derived from tho sale, yet its con
duct has all the consequences of such an
Interest to the debtors, whose property
was sold. But whether the pledgor -may
buy at his own sale Is not considered.
It Is enough to defeat the sale that it
was contrived between the seller and
buyer in order to get the pledgor's title
at a sacrifice of his Interest, with that
result. I am of the opinion that the pur
chasers of these bonds are only entitled
to a decree for the amount of the debts
for which the bonds were pledged, and
Interest and costs, and this conclusion Is
based upon the fact that the sale to Mor
ris & Whitehead was prearranged, be
tween the parties; that it was contrived
between them as a means of acquiring
the property pledged, and that it is Im
material whether the German Savings &
Loan Society have any Interest In the
sale or not.' In reaching this, conclusion I
assume, from the earning capacity of the
railway, as shown by what appears In
the case, that the bonds have a value
Creatly In excess of the price-bid for them
at tho sale. If this is so. It Is uncon
Ecionable that the mortgagor, or, -what Is
the same thing, the creditors, shall lose
this excess by the expedient of this sale,
while some $5000 of the original debt re
mains unsatisfied In the hands of the
purchasers at the sale."
An appeal was taken from Judge Bel
linger's decision, and the hearing was
before United States Circuit Judges Gil
bert -and Ross and United States, District
Judge Hawlcy. Judge Ross delivered the
opinion of the court, which was filed Oc
tober 1 last After referring to the fore
going statement of Judge Bellinger, Judge
'fWe are unable to concur In these views
ot the court below. We find npthlng In
the record "Justifying tho conclusion that
Morris & Whitehead, In purchasing the
bonds in question, were In any way act
ing for the German. Savings & Loan So
ciety, or that the Savings & Loan Soci
ety had any interest whatever in that
purchase. Three of the officers of the
bank who testified In the cause testified
explicitly that the bank had no such in
terest, and the circumstances 'of the case,
so far from impeaching or tending to im
peach that testimony, in our opinion
Btrongly corroborates it The bank had
been trying for a long time to collect the
loans. The borrowers had been unable to
bay either principal or interest. Both of
them, as well as the railway company,
all of whose stock they really owned, were
Insolvent and hard pressed for money.
All of the property of the railway com
pany was In the hands of a receiver ap
pointed by the court, who. for lack of
means to operate It, had been compelled
to issue, under the orders of the court,
receiver's certificates, which wore made
prior liens to the mortgage. Under such
circumstances, what more natural than
that tho Savings & Loan Society should
be anxious to realize upon its loans and
to aid any one worthy of confidence found
willing to buy the bonds? Morris &
Whitehead, a Portland banking corpora
tion, had examined the property of the
railway company, and1 no doubt satisfied
Itself that by judicious management the
property could be made to pay. It was a
corporation of good financial standing,
according to tho evidence in the case,
fcad one to which the bank of Wells.
Fargo & Co, was willing to and did loan
he,6S9 for the purpose of enabling it to
WZ the bonds in question. It may be.
ind'. probably is, true that tho bank of
Wells, Fargo & Co. was assured that the
loan would be repaid within a few days
by money loaned to Morris & Whitehead
by tho Savings & Loan Society. But we
lee nothing Illegal or wrong In that. If
it be true.
"We are of opinion that the record
Ifcews Morris & Whitehead to be the
legal and equitable owners of the whole
bf the 300 bonds in suit, and, as they were
keoured by a first mortgage upon all of
the defendant Tallway company, that they
Ire entitled, to a decree for the full
imount of the face of the bonds, tc
rether with the Interest due thereon, and
to & decree of foreclosure and sale of the
bortgaged property as against all of the
defendants to the cross bill, subject to
Inch receiver's certificates as have proper
precedence over the mortgage Hen.".
The sale Is advertised to take place" at
pnanua avenue. SeUwood. at 2 P.-3L, De-
Prescott and Wallace McCamant, as spe
cial master commissioners of the United
States Circuit Court. Morris & White
head hold claims against the property to
an amount between $500,000 and $600,000,
for which, of course, nothing like face
value was paid. This puts Morris &
Whitehead In control of the reorganiza
tion, of the company, for no one supposes
outside bidders would go against such
odds the .property would not warrant It.
The claims which Morris & Whitehead
hold are applicable at the face, with ac
crued Interest, -on the purchase of the
property, at the foreclosure sale. And
then there will be a considerable amount
of claims unsatisfied.
Tho East Side Hallway Company was
owned by James and George A- Steel,
with the exception of one share of stock
In the name of J. B. Cleland, who was
secretary of tho corporation. This new
turn in the affairs of tho railway will
leave the. Steels without anything- for
their Investment In the Oregon City trol
ley line, which was something like $2C0,
000 ih xash. The road and equipment cost
about $500,000. James Steel said yesterday
that but for the course of Morris &
Whitehead he' would have been able to
extricate the railway enterprise from Its.
embarrassment and make It a paying
"When we were looking for purchaser
for our bonds," said Mr. Steel, "Mr
Morris was introduced to me as a man
who would be likely to help us out. 1
had a0ng talk with him, revealed all the
Inside of our affairs to him, and told him
all about our plans for straightening out
our difficulties and getting our property
into our awn hands again. Instead of
buying our bonds, as had been his pro
fessed purpose lit getting my statement,
he went to work, with the information, I
had thus given him In confldanco, to un
dermine and balk us at every turn and
rob us of our property, and he has ap
parently succeeded. He seews to have
the law on his side, but It is by no means
Justice; It is not honorable business."
Mr. Morris aid to a reporter that his
control of tho East Bide Railway was
purely a business matter; that there was
no sentiment or feeling in it. He said
tho question had been fought out In the
courts, which had decided that ho was
right, and that was all there was to It.
In the past two years, under -the su
perintendent ot A.L. Maxwell, the East
Side Hallway has considerably more than
paid operating expenses. It has kept up
the Interest on the outstanding receiver's
certificates previously Issued, and has ac
cumulated a surplus1 of something l'ke
$10,000, and considerable improvements
have been made in the physical condition
of the property. Its power to earn money
is steadily Increasing.
MANILA CURRENCY TROUBLES
Difficulties Caused by Scarcity of
WASHINGTON, Nov. L (Special to
New York Journal of Commerce.) The
reformation of the currency system of the
Philippines will be taken up In earnest
as soon as other pressing matters before
the President and the War Department
have been disposed of. Some of the Army
officers now In the Islands have been com
plaining that the banks were "deprecia
ting American gold." What they appear
to mean by this in more scientific par
lance, is that Mexican silver dollars have
risen above the Custom-House value in
American gold. The reasons for the rise
are not any Increase in the price of sil
ver bullion, but the scarcity of Mexican
sller coins, which are practically the
standard and the medium of exchange in
the Philippines, and also the great vol
ume of business now done in the islands.
General MacArthur tried to remedy this
rise in Mexican silver by urging upon the
banks somewhat drastic methods. The
banks offered to pay out silver at tho
ratio he desired If he would turn over
to them the silver which reached the
Treasury. Tills has been done to some
extent, but the essential difficulty of
scarcity has not been completely reme
died. The Mexican dollars have risen to
about 52.5 cents when their bullion value
is nearer 46 cents, and there are fears
that they may go as high as 55 cents.
The Mexican fiscal system, in spite of tho
free coinage of silver prevailing there,
combined with the considerable cost for
Interest and transportation in sending
bullion to Mexico having it coined and
transporting it( to the Philippines, .seem
to stand la the-.way of large shipments
of Mexican dollars to the Islands. The
willingness of the banks and the Treasury
to-put afloat all the dollars which come
into their hands is relieving the situation
somewhat, but does not promise a final
and satisfactory remedy.
The fluctuations in value of the Mexi
can silver dollar in relation to gofd have
caused a good deal of trouble to .tfie ac
counting officers of the Government. The
official value of the Mexican sliver dollar
having been put at 50 cents, officers who
have paid them out for public dues, at
tho markot rate, when It was 43 or 43
cents,, (have found a heavy deficit on their
hands. Under present conditions they can
cover a balance Into the Treasury or into
their pockets, but the officials In Wash
ington are not entirely satisfied with eith
er condition The War Department made
some allowances to officers to cover their
exchange deficits when the value of the
coin was low, but it is felt in many quar
ters that these charges for exchange
should be Imposed upon tho revenues of
the Islands and not upon the Federal
Treasury. The banks came to the rescue
early In the American occupation In the
matter of preventing the congestion of
gold, which was being shipped largely
from San Francisco, and the gold supply
does not now seem to be excessive. The
expenses- of the Government are met
from funds furnished by the banks at
Manila, the banks receiving their pay
in drafts upon New York or other points
where they have exchange to settle. This
arrangement, while solving a part of tho
monetary problem, has not met the de
mand for a larger supply of the currency
of the country, which consists of the" Mex
ican dollars. Their value has fluctuated
materially and Is a source of dissat
isfaction to the soldiers and to the na
tives as well as to the accounting offi
cers, whero precision is 'so strongly In
Several remedies requiring comprehen
sive action by the Government of the
United States have been suggested, but it
is not yet settled which will be adopted.
The importation of Mexican silver dol
lars does not seem to be taking place auto
matically, but might he brought about
under certain conditions. The proposition
has also been made that the mint at
Manila be thrown open to the free coin
age ot silver. This would cure the scar
city of money, but would tend to force
the Mexican dollar down to the value
of the bullion it contained. It would .not
cure the fluctuations of the dollar In
American gold. The only method thus far
presented to tho officials for curing tho
fluctuations is the creation of a fixed
rate ot exchange for the coins and its
maintenance by limited coinage on Gov
ernment account and the creation of a
gold reserve. This is substantially the
method ot British India. The scarcity of
coins would be, cured by the' increase in
the quantity and their fluctuations 'would
bo prevented by making them redeemable
in gold and paying them out for gold.
The entire subject Is felt to demand such
careful consideration that it will prob
ably be taken up by the Cabinet after
the return of the President, and Secretary
Gage may be asked to submit a plan, based
upon the application of his economic train
ing to the facts presented by the Army
officers. It the coinage ot a new silver
dollar Is decided upon for the Philippines,
bearing devices showing the sovereignty
of the United States, it will be a signifi
cant step in the direction of the perpetua
tion of American control ot the islands.
If Baby Is Cnttlnff Teeth,
Be sure and use that old andwell-trfsd. remedy,
UrJWlnsloirs Soothlnr -Syrup, for children
teathlsgi It soothes the child, scf tent the gums.
STRONG TONE IN TRADE
COTTOX, -WOOI. AJtD JROX ASS AUti
Nearly All Lines ot Business Show am
Improvement Wceldy Trade
Heview Bonis Clearing.
NEW YORK, Nov. 9. Bradstreet'a to
morrow will say:
There is a stronger tone in cotton and
wool, the former largely because of re
ports, or tears, of crop damage, while
the latter Is, Arm at former quotations on
a volume, of business -equal to lately en
larged totals. Cereals are, as a whole,
dull and lack speculative Interest.
Wheat is practically unchanged, early
reports of Argentine crop damage fail
ing to bring out much buying, and the
latter In turn inducing realizing. Corn is
only fractionally higher, while hog prod
ucts are rather slow and weak. It 1 s
from that long-time barometer of trade,
tho Iron trade, that-relatively the best re
ports as to the demand and the prices
come. While a considerable volume of
business was 'displayed, Just previous to
election, the quanlty of sales reported
since has been very satisfactory. Chicago
reports the past week's sales of 75,000
tons the largest of any week this year.
A slmluar report comes from Birmingham,
where 110,00 tons are reported placed
within the" past 10 days, while Pittsburg
reports the sales of finished material the
heaviest since last Spring. A similar re
port as to sales of pig Iron comes from
Cincinnati. The iron sales have been
largely at an advance of 50 to 75 cents
per ton, while bars and structural ma
terial have either been advanced or the
makers are now holding meetings to
agree upon increases. v
A large part of the business in cruder
forms is reported to have been on export
account, despite the reports of falling iron
prices abroad, and the very high freight
rates. A heavy business has been also
done in rails at full prices, but figures
of quantities are withheld. Some heavy
sales of bridge material and structural
steel are reported at New York. Hard.
ware has moved rather better of late.
Other metals are quieter, except tin,
which is slightly higher after the late
Hopefulness as to improvement la Fall
demand, now that the election is over
and cold weather has arrived, 1b re
ported in all sections, but nowhere Is the
feeling of confidence so marked as in the
South. Despite the recent decline in cot
ton, the feeling in that section is notably
cheerful. In the West, dry goods, cloth
ing, shoes and hardware are moving bet
ter. In the EastMeather, shoes, wool, to
bacco, and coal are firm and outlook for
business Is regarded as favorable. On
the Pacific Coast, export trade with our
new possessions and with Asia has been
good. California reports the large area
planted in grain helped by recent rains.
Refined sugar is almost alone among the
staples lower on the week by 15 cents,
but this is mainly due to the decreased
price of raw on enlarged supply.
Wheat (Including flour) shipments for
the week aggregate 3,555,507 bushels,
against 3,612,421 bushels last week, 4,650,642
bushels in the corresponding week of 1S99,
2,774,693 bushels in 1898, 5,445,542 bushels in
1897, and 4.664,615 bushels In 1S96. From
July 1 to date this season wheat exports
are 67,412,071 bushels, against 77,239.658
bushels last season, and 77,620,216 bushels
Filures for the week in the United
States number 161, against 165 last week,
183 In this week a year ago, 185 In 189S,
27J in 1895, and 258 in 1S96.
Canadian failures for tho week number
17, against 16 last week, 23 in this week
a yean ago, SO in 1898, 33 In 1897, and 44 in
THE FINANCIAL -WORLD. ;
Result of tho Election Caused Great
NEW YORK, Nov. 9. Bradstreefs
financial review tomorrow will say:
"Speculation awaited the Presidential
election with confidence, despite nervous
ness In some quarters and the hardening
of money on the eve ot the decision. The
stock exchange community, moreover, has,
since election, celebrated the triumph of
sound-money principles and the expecta-tlon-
of thovfurther business prosperity by
a strong and active market. At the end
of last week there was a conservative
feeling, due to higher money and a dis
position to restrict speculative obliga
tions, though the indications were that
large interests had satisfied themselves
about the result, and were giving tho
market support. On last Saturday and
Monday the market was strong, owing
largely to the tendency of shorts to cover.
Several houses with London connections
made arrangements to send orders to that
'market on Tuesday night, and as the
outcome ot the election was unmistak
able, the facilities were made use of ex
tensively. The New York buying in, Lon
don in the early hours was estimated at
60,000 shares, and caused a sharp advance
in American rails. The market on this
side opened materially higher than Mon
day's close, with a good deal of excite
ment. "There was considerable profit-taking,
supplemented by selling for London, with
fairly large short offerings by traders.
The reaction, however, failed to appear,
mainly because of the largo buying pub
lic, which promptly made its appearance.
Commission-houses were conspicuous pur
chasers, the conclusion being that the
olection had brought the public back into
the market in full force. The Offerings
were readily absorbed, and the recorded
transactions at the stock exchange on
Wednesday rose to about 1,500,000 shares,
though it is believed that tho actual
amount on that day was fully 2,000,000
shares, making It the largest single day's
business In the history of the exchange.
?losing firm on Wednesday, the next day
developed further activity, and a large
demand for stocks, despite the signs that
the enthusiasm was wearing off. London
was again a seller, but there were indica
tions that the manipulative interests were
active on the bullish side, particularly in
stocks in Brooklyn, Manhattan or Sugar,
In which the bears were numerous.
"Large buying orders seemed to appear
at concessions, and the activity, though on
a smaller scale, was sufficiently quiet to
Indicate the continued presence of the
public. The Industrials were features,
and there appeared to be a feeling that
the. election was a strong point In favor
of such stocks, and gave a basis for dis
counting any expansion in the iron and
IRON THAXJE BOOMKVG.
Ita-rr Material Is Eacerly Sought at
NEW TORK. Nov. 3. R. G. Dun & Co,s
weekly review of trade tomorrow will
Iron markets are in an encouraging con
dition. No violent speculation is threat
ened, but in numerous Instances better
demand has caused small advances. The
most notable change thus far is in pig
Iron, which is eagerly sought at all mar
kets, large contracts being placed at 25
to 50 cents a ton above the.bottom point
recently quoted. In partially manufac
tured forms, such as plates and beams.
Improvement is definite, while large build
ing operations will keep structural ma
terial moving freely. More ships are
planned and bridges require material.
Railroads are buying most products Xrea
ly. Orders for export are numerous and
foreign makers have been compelled to
reduce prices for steel rails. Spot cot
ton has not advanced as expected on the
approach of frost. Actual damage has
not come, and belief in a current yield
of. 10,000,000 bales is stronger.
Russian ports send out wheat freely.
J nd vmv1ti Argentina th outlook fath.
crop is less discouraging. Western re
ceipts are large.
A heavy cut In the. price of refined rogar
by all the large Interests brings stand-
ard granulated to $5 60.
Speculation in bides Is out of proportion
to the boot and shoe trade. Prices at
Chicago advanced for soma months, and
leather has only partially responded,
while boots and shoes average the same
price as two months ago, whan th bot
tom was Teached. Shipments from Bos
ton are slightly under recent weeks, but
there are sample orders so long as goods
do not respond to more expensive raw
material. This state of affairs cannot
continue indefinitely. The bard Wintei
weather is making havoo with the textile
industries, and almost counteracts the
election. Wool is more active at Boston
than at any previous time this year, but
speculation is reappearing. Manufacturers
buy In moderation, but sales at three
chief Eastern markets reached M5LC0O
pounds. Prices are steady and holders
are confident, although heavy stocks are
Failures for the week were 201 in the
United States against 167 last year, and
18 In Canada against 20 last year.
NEW TJORK. Nor. 0. Th6 following tail
compiled by Bradstreat. hoirs th bank clear-
lnrs at tho principal cities for the week ended
November 8, with tho percentage of increase
and decrease, as compared with ths corre
sponding week last year:
Cle&rinrs. too. Deo.
New Tork f &46.W.O0O H
Boston 114,112.000 .... &3
Chlcaco 120.406.COO .... U.2
Philadelphia 77.893.000 8.8
St. Louis .... 80.772.000 ..,. f.7
Plttsburc 27.764.000 .... L2
Baltlmor 17.00U.OOO .... 10.1
Baa Francisco 14.380,042 .... 13.4
Cincinnati -. 15,283,000 8.8 ....
Kansas City 15,650000 3.4 ....
New Orleans 13.8S4.000 8.6 ....
Minneapolis 10,106,000 .... tt.3
Detroit 8,144.000 . 4.8 ....
Cleveland , 10,042,000 .... 8.8
Louisville 7,713,000 .... 0-7
Providence 6,034,000 .... 12.5
Milwaukee .-. 6,052,000 .... 10.6
St. Paul 4,238.000 .... 15.0
Buffalo 4,920.000 .... 8.7
Omaha 6,888,000 .... 16.9
Indianapolis 6.272 000 .... 10.8
Columbus, 0 5,430,000 0.1 ....
Savannah 4,807,000 16.1 ....
Hartford 2,365,000 .... 7.2
Richmond , 3,081,000 .... 17.7
Memphis I 3 011.TX0 .... 2.1
Washington 2.607,000 .... 7.4
Peoria 2,433j000 16 3 ....
Rochester 2,600,000 18 0 ....
New HUven 1,473,000 41.3 ....
Worcester 1,016,000 12.4 ....
Atlanta- 2,646,000 10.7 ....
Salt Lake 2,332,000 .... 10.2
Springfield, Mass.... 1,789,000 18.0 ....
Fort Worth 2,120.000 23.1 ....
Portland. Me 1,237,000 .... 26.0
Portland. Or 2,857,221 15.4 ....
SC Joseph 3,558.000 7.8 ....
Los Angeles 2.024,000 .... 8 2
Norfolk 1,468.000 .... 88.6
Syracuse ..; 1.148,000 .... 8.7
Des Molnea 1.444,000 .... 7.5
Nashville 1,440,000 .... 10 8
Wilmington, Del 764,000 .... 4 0
Fall River 1,147.000 6 0 ....
Grand Rapids L1GS.000 .... 13.6
Augusta, Ga.... 1.430,000 4.0 ....
Lowell 529,000 .... 11.8
Dajton, 0 1.071.000 .... 7.5
Seattle 2.C54.047 .... 10 8
Tacoma .. 042,374 .... 07
Spokane 1.172,625 .... 6.0
Sioux City 1,207,000
New Bedford 1,001.000 80 5 ....
Knoxyllle, Tenn 521,000 .... 1L2
Topeka 040,000 64.0 ....
Birmingham 808,000 .... 28 4
Wichita 631.000 6.4 ....
BInghamton 460,000 23.3 ....
Lexington, JCy 428,000 .... 10 8
Jacksonville, Fla.... 224,000 .... 12.5
Kalamazoo 330,000 .... 5 8
Akron 621,000 17.0 ....
Chattanooga. 383,000 .... 0 5
Rockford. Ill 257,000 .... 12.8
Canton. O 281.000 14.7 ....
Springfield, O 303,000 .... 4.T
Fargo, N. D 318,000 30 0 ....
Sioux Falls, S. D.... 182,000
Hastings, Neb 187.000 30.7 ....
Fremont. Neb 114.000 6 5 ....
Davenport 805,000 .... 6 2
Toledo 2,200,000 1.6
Galveston 8,308,000 .... 20
Houston ..... 10,459,000 ,.
EvansvMe 802 000 .... 11.4
Macon 726.000 .... 19.2
Little Rock 778 000 48.4 ....
Springfield. Ill 422,000 .... 2.0
Toungstown 290,000 0 9 ....
Helena 42J.O00 ..... 0.6
Colorado Springs .... 854,000
Totals U. S. $1,653,030.65 .... 0 1
Totals outside N. T..$ 607.382.827 .... 6.0
DOMINION OF 'CANADA.
Montreal 16,273,424 .... 14 6
Toronto . 12,485.490 11.2 ....
Winnipeg 2,745.778 .... 18 4
Halifax. 1,602.148 4 0 ....
Hamilton 818,029 .... 7.7
St. John. N. B s778.05t 2.9 ....
Vancouver 1,010-029 .... 18 2
Victoria 828.188 6.8 ....
Totals $ i6.C98.030 777. 777.
EAST SIDE AFFAIRS.
Work of Central Night School Other
The night school in tho Central build
ing. East Thirteenth and East Stark
streets, is proving a great, success. There
13 an 'farnest v body of young men and
young women, ranging la ages from 15
to about 20, attending, numbering 41 in all.
The teachers are Professor J, H. Stan
ley, principal of the Peninsular School,
and Miss Victor, formerly of the Port
land University. Mr. Stanley says every
one in the class Is doing good work and
the pupils are easily handled. They have
not come there for the purpose of wast
ing any time, and this enables tho teach
ers to devote their energies to Instruct
ing and helping the pupjtls. The class
meets every evening. Instructions are
given in history, arithmetic, spelling,
reading and writing. Two pupils are
studying algebra, arid the teachers give
them all the aid they can, without taking
time from the other branches. The higher
branches are not taught at the night
school, but the teachers "encourage all
who want to take thent np. This is an
excellent opportunity for young men and
tomen employed during the day to make
up lack or neglect of opportunities. The
building is easily Teached and every
young person who comes to learn will re
ceive a welcome. At the Williams-Avenue
building 26 pupils are in the class, the
largest ever had there. Professor S. U.
Downs is in charge. He has a class in
algebra which is doing finely. Others
are expected to come -in and raise the
attendance to about 30.
The Dead Fireman.
' The remains of A. J. Wllhelm, who was
killed In the railway collision near Rose
burg, were received yesterday morning
and taken to his home at 421 East Twelfth
street, corner of East Grant. The de
ceased is a son of Mr, and Mrs. L. C.
Wllhelm, and was known as an indus
trious young man. The family had lived
fn Portland for the past 10 years, and
he had been fireman for-the Southern Pa
cific for some time. He was 19 years old.
His father is employed in the Southern
Paqlflc carshops, and was at work there
when informed of the death of his son.
It is expected that the funeral will take
place Sunday, as many of the railway
employes at the shops desire to attend.
The announcement will be made tomor
row. A Citizens Meeting.
The residents of the Woodstock district
will hold a public meting tonight' to con
sider the proposition from tho city dis
trict In regard to the tuition of pupils at
tending from, the latter. At this meeting
the question will be permanently settled
one way or the other, so that the parents
of the pupils will know what is required
of them. ,
East Side Notes.
Mrs. Charles E. Ross, living at 534 Grand
avenue, south, fell a few days ago and
dislocated her knee. She is able to be
about with the aid of crutches.
The right arm of Mrs. Feaster, em
ployed at the Troy Laundry, was severely
bruised Thursday by being caught in the
mangle. No bones were broken.
The residence of Mrs.- Wprthlngton, in
Willamette addition, was robbed Thursday
while the family were absent from the
house. A shotgun and several other ar
ticles were taken.
Dr. Wise, room S14.The(Dekum.
Dyspepsia and sick, headache are re-
Zi"l"',?w-a oosaiwii, uo -axa
SEATTLE THIEF CAUGHT
POeUCE ARREST NEGRO "WHO
8TOI DIAMONDS TO BURN.
Thea He Game to Portland, Shot
Orap Game, and XjomtHia Booty
DarktowB Dlffs dp.
The police department and DtMHvii
Snow and Kerrigan made a good catch
wnea they arrested Billy Mack, a colored
man from Seattle. Mack had diamonds
to burn, but they were not his and his
career was nipped in th hurt hn th
police department learned of the fact. The
diamonds, to the value of $1700, were tak-
m we residence of Colonel McKee,
314 Columbia street, Seattle, and eyary
member of the Seattle tioIIca tnm Ma
been yearning to be the man to make the
capture or the daring thief. But Port
land detectives have that honor. Chief
Of Police Reed. Of Seattln nhn onmA tn
Portland yesterday, Is highly pleased with
me arrest ana recovery of the diamonds,
and said last evening:
"It Is a very nice piece of work, and
especially since the department picked up
the man the day information was re
ceived of the robbery."
Last Sunday afternoon the residence of
voionei JdoKeo In Seattle was entered
while the family was absent, and Jewels
valued at fl700 taken. In the collection
were gold bracelets, diamond rings,
adorned with rubles, emeralds and sap
phires, turquoise earrings, gold and sliver
match boxes in fact a glittering array
of gems that would mako the eyes of
any crook In the country glisten with
the lust of possession. Mack was- there.
saw them, and took them. He did a
clever piece of work, and left no clew
behind. ,A negro servant girl was ar
rested but betrayed no knowledge of tho
Wednesday morning. Chief of Police
Mclauchlan received the nowa of the
robbery and the list of stolen articles.
He Immediately detailed Detectives Snow
and Kerrigan on the case. That after
noon the detectives located one of the
stolen diamond pins, and obtained a de
scription of the negro that pawned It,
"a black man with a light tan overcoat."
An hour later they had arrested a promi
nent local colored man, Charles Turner,
who protested his innocence. While this
arrest was being made, on Everett be
tween Third and Fourth, the detectives
saw a negro making tracks to get away.
They arrested him. It was Billy Mack,
tho guilty man. The first man arrested.
Turner, Informed the detectives later that
he had pawned the ring for 15 at Mack's
icviucdc .men me inumo-screwa werev
t'uu on .macit. ie toia a novel story. He
had not stolen the diamonds. Ho had
seen a man hide something in an alley.
He had looked at tho hidden property.
He found the diamonds.
As the sweating process went on tho
police gained more and more information
and Mack confessed. And then com
menced tho rush from darktown. All the
prominent colored men of the North End
dug up diamond pins, rings and orna
ments. Mack had come to town an easy
mark, and "shotln craps" with tho local
sports had broken his bank. He would
play a game, and each tlmo would lose
another diamond. He sold a J250 diamond
lizard pin for $40. He was glad to be
locked up to get a square meal and a place
to sleep. And he was glad to divulge who
had the diamonds and about all the prop
erty has been recovered, and Chief
Reed's arrival yesterday removed the ban
of secrecy under which tho department
was held since the arrest Wednesday.
In Seattle Mack was a dlnlng-car porter
and at one time a restaurant-keeper.
He had no former criminal record.
IN THE SEVERAL COURTS.
Winter Divorce Business Opens Up
With Some Life.
Business was good in the divorce line
yesterday. Judge Cleland granted decrees
in four cases, and two now suits were
Josephine Waddell was granted a di
vorce from Jesse Waddell, because of ex
cessive drinking on the part of the de
fendant. The parties were previously di
vorced and remarried.
Elizabeth Lyman Conlon was divorced
from Francis Conlon, on the grounds ol
desertion and nonsupport. Mrs. Conlon
testified that they were married at The
Dalles In September, 1S92. Soon after their
union, while they were residing at Cas
cade Locks, she states that her husband
compelled her to leave their home, and
she did so, and went to work.
A decree was announced irt favor of
John Schoelhamer 'dissolving the bonds of
matrimony existing between him and
Katherlne Schoelhamer, because of deser
tion, which occurred In 1888.
Eva R. Dudley was divorced from
George F. Dudley on the grounds of cruel
treatment. She testified that the defend
ant drank to excess. She was awarded
the custody of tho minor children.
Birdie McKinstry has commenced suit
against Frank C McKinstry, to whom she
was married at Oakland, Cal., March 3,
1897. for a divorce, and she also asks to
bo restored to her maiden name, Slocum.
The plaintiff avers that at Roseburg on
October 25, 1837, the defendant struck her
in the face with his fist, and on March
15 last in this city beat and choked her,
and in the month of July threw her down
on the floor and repeatedly struck her
with his fists. On November 5 she alleges
that ho dragged her down stairs and
threatened to kill her. Mrs. McKinstry
also charges her husband with infidelity,
and names Hattle Lyons as corespondent.
She states that her husband earns a good
salary and asks for alimony.
Antonia Perrelll has sued Carmen Per
relll for a divorce and for the custody
of their four minor children. She accuses
the defendant of having frequently as
saulted and beaten her. They were mar
ried in Italy in 1883.
A special venire for 21 persons to serve
as Jurors to fill the regular panel la the
State Circuit Court has been drawn by
Sheriff Frazler and Court Clerk Ken
nedy, by order of Judge Sears, as fol
lows: H. B. Upham, dairyman. City View
Larkin Russell, farmer, Corbett,
George Whltaker, salesman, Portland.
Edward Everett, Insurance, Portland.
E. H. Virgil, builder, Portland.
Arnold Ruegg, farmer, Gresham.
Jacob Mitchell, grocer, Portland.
Patrick Finn, laborer, Alblna.
L. J. Kelly, farmer, Woodstock.
Louis C. Jagger, merchant, Portland.
W. B. Struble, cashier, Portland.
John Proudfltt, Janitor, Portland.
Owen Caraber, laborer, Portland.
James Humphrey, capitalist, Portland.
Frederick S. Kinsey, mechanic, Port
land. William Eccles, plumber, Portland.
George Robertson, machinist, Portland.
Joseph Howell, farmer, Columbia.
E. W. Paget, surveyor, Portland.
J. M. Arthur, machinery, Portland.
E. Halllngby, clerk, Portland.
Judge Cleland will announce decisions
-this morning at 9:30 in the following
Larch Mountain Investment Company
vs. T. A. Garbabe t al.; on merits.
'Daisy Matchette vs. Frank Matchette;
Anna Larson vs. Olaf Larson; on merits.
May Edwards vs. Charles Edwards; on
C J. Reed et aL vs. B. G Whitehouse;
on. motion to strike out parts of an
swer. Damsse Case Settled. ,.
The County Court yesterday authorized
AA-'Apnelgren, afliiunstrafdAtice es
women who worn
Tbaee Letters Prove that Ly dia B. Pink
ham's Vegetable Compound
Makes Woman Stron&r.
, Tyfo SLetiors from Mrs. Oomia
" Deab Mbs. Petkhjoc : I have decided to ivrito
and ask jour advice in. my ease. I have been sick
off and on. for about eighteen years' and have been
V doctoring -with different doctors, also been to the
l hospital but got no relief . I am. at present la, bed
tnth womb disease. I hope through
C relief." Msa. L. Costa, Broderiok,
Der 21, 16D8.
" Dear Mas. PrirniAX : I more than
for the advice given me in your first
T TM1.1 -XT A-t-L n
ja. jtuiminiua YcgDwow wjmpouna ana n aiamoxoore
r good than all the doctors, I am now a vrell vro-
- J .. 1 i a 11 . 1
jt lower bowels bo I can neither stand
wr have a burning pain m right side of
niin suu iuu tkuio w uu ui my wors: ana rest well
at night. Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com
pound is the best in the world." Idas. K Costa,
Broderick, CftL, August 1, 1899.
Two Letters from Mrm fflarkwt
" DxAB MS3. PcnEHAV : I hare fe&rfnl nJr. n
have pain when I lie down. Menstruation is very
painful and has always been ; am also troubled
with leueorrhosa, pain in small of bock and at
times stinging pain in cheat. Would like your
advice in regard to my troubles." Mas. JfeaiB
r Haxkzbt, 166 Summit Ave., Hoboken,
" Dbas Has. FEnatAM : I was very
' I wrote to you two months ago.
' aald I had inflammation of the womb
' jl was in suon pain xnat x coma not
' or sleep. I have now taken six bottles of Yegs
' table Compound, one box of Liver Pills and -used
three packages of Sanative Wash ; also followed
' your advice in regard to other things and am
' feeling perfectly well and can do all my work."
r Mbs. Munnx Makkebt, 166 Summit
' TT. .T. .Tutm 4. 1BOQ
' ' '
Can Work All Day
" Tho doctor said my nerves were
pure. Was trou Died with hands and
also had leueorrhosa. I have taken six bottles of Vegetable Compound
and feel well once more. 1 have gained twenty-seven pounds and am
able to work all day in the store and do not feel tired when I tfet home
at night." Petba M. Lota, care of L. Wolfson, San Antonio, Texas.
Every woman knows some woman helped by
I LYDIA E. PINKHAM'S VEGETABLE COMPOUND
tate of Oscar Lundecn, deceased, to ac
cept ?250O from the O. R. & N. Co. in
settlement of a claim for damages. Lun
deen was drowned by the breaking of a
chain supporting a slip on which he was
working, thereby precipitating him into
the river. Lundeen was a 'longshore
man. Court Vote.
An execution against the property of
V. A. Marquam, in the suit of the U. S.
Mortgage & Trust Company, was issued
yesterday by the Clerk of the State Cir
cuit Court and placed In the hands of
the Sheriff, directing him to advertise
and sell the property. The amount due
is 5392.685, to which will be added costs.
The property referred to Includes the Mar
quam block and 80 acres in the Qulnn D.
L.C, where the old racetrack formerly
District Attorney Chamberlain and.Ches
ter V. Dolph, tho latter as special coun
sel for the State of Oregon, yesterday filed
proceedings In the State Circuit Court to
escheat , the balance of, the estate of Jo
seph Leonard, deceased, comprising 40
acres of land, and J471 cash. Joseph
Leonard during his lifetime lived near
Hillsdale. He was a well-known charac
ter. There are no known heirs.
Letson Balliet, whose suit to restrain
Editor Cassldy, of tho Baker City Herald,
from publishing libelous articles concern
ing him, wa3 dismissed in the United
States Court Thursday, was granted 10
day3 by Judge Bellinger yesterday in
which to llle an amended bill. He may
get up one this time which will hold water.
August Lambert, a native of Belgium,
was admitted to citizenship in the United
States Court yesterday.
M. W. Walters, of Lakevlew, who was
summoned to appear In the United States
Court here November 12, to serve as grand
Juror, was yesterday excused from at
tendance by Judge Bellinger, on oertiflcato
of a physician stating that it is physically
Impossible for him to stand the trip on
account of poqr health.
A motion for a nonsuit in tho $10,000
damage case of Severin Rasmussen
against Jnman, Poulsen & Co., was denied
by Judge Sears yesterday, after a long
argument by counsel on both sides. Wit
nesses for the defense were then called,
and the trial will probably come to an
end today. In his own behalf Rasmussen
testified concerning the injuries he re
ceived on the head from, the piece of
flying timber. He said he was knocked
The evidence for the prosecution in the
Fay Severe murder trial Is nearly all In,
and tho case for the defendant will be
begun this "morning. The defense will
be that Emma Golden provoked the quar
rel and was armed with a knife or a
razor, and that the killing was Justifiable.
This, of course, the District Attorney
refuses to concede. The case may reach
the Jury tonight. The attendance of
spectators is large.
DAILY CITY STATISTIC3.
Real Estate Transfers.
A. E. Borthwick and wife to W".
KnlDD. lot 8, block 26; lot 8, block
46, Linn ton; lots 1, 2, 3, 4 and 15,
block 3, Glenwood Park. October 17.J
D. McLaren and wife to George Shep
herd, trustee. NW. of SW. of
section 23. T. 1 N., K.5K, Novem
Richard L. Sherlock and wife to Vir
gil Conn, east 100 feet of block 64,
Couch's Addition. October 27 1000
J. D. Coleman and wife to R. K. Dunn,
E of SE. of section 18, and W.
of SW. of section 17, T. 1 S.. R.
2 E.: lots 34 and 33, block 1; lot 23,
block 2; lots 30 and 35, block 3, Stan
ley; lots 33 and 34, block 4; lots 3 to
0, inclusive, block 6; lots 1. 4, 5. 6,
8, 9. 10, 11. 12 and 13, block 7; lots I
ive, block 8, Stanley No. 2; lot 7,
block 33, Peninsular Addition No. 3;
lots 12 and 13, block 9, Woodlawn,
January 24, 1SS9
Charles L. Ogle and wife to Andrew
Pluard, lot 12, block 24, west Port
land, November 5 j-... 225
The German Savings & Loan Society
to A. Grace Ross, east 25 feet of lot
4, block 12, Portland, November 2.. 1
Richard Scott, executor, to Henry M.
Williamson, lots 1 and 2, block 6,
Hanson's Addition, November 9 1533
Dora Quaret to same, same, Novem
ber 9 1
Vital Statistics for October.
The report of Health Commissioner
Menefee for the month of October has
Just been Issued. The number of births
registered during the month was SO
males 42, females 38, white 79, yellow 1.
The number of marriage licenses issued
during the month was DO. Tho number
of deaths registered during the month
was 68 males 41, females 27, white 64,
colored 1, yellow 8. Of the decedents,
21 ware natives of Oregon, 25 natives of
other states, and 22 were ot foreign birth.
Eleven were from SO to 70 years old; six
were from TO to 0 years, and two were
jjc - W. rrao-fianaoa'deaMsvtt
yon to find
letter. I used Lvdia
.. -. ., ...
or walk. I
27. J., May
weak, blood, fan-1
uted to over 30 different diseases, and a
number of accidents. To paralysis is
attributed 4; heart disease, 4; tubercu
losis. 2; meningitis, 3; typhoid fever, 3;
Inanition, 3; fracture of the skull. 3.
The number of cases of coniagious dis
eases reported during the month was
about the same as usual, except that 44
cases of scarlet fever were reported; but
no deaths are attributed to this disease.
Eighteen cases of typhoid fever were re
ported, but only three deaths. Eleven
ca&es of diphtheria were reported, but
no deaths. Of measles, eight cases; one
of chicken-pox and one of smallpox were
reported. The number of bodies brought
here for burial was 14; number taken
away, 15; deaths of persons brought here
for treatment, six.
Seth J. Story, aged:22, Leha'Ci Duley.
aged, 19; Conrad Gattman, 22rXlzzie
J. W. Beaborg, a merchant of Hwaco,
is at ths Imperial.
C D. Jessup, a hopbuyer of Balem, is
registered at the Imperial. ,
E. W. Ro33, an attorney of Castle Rook,
Wash., is at the Perkins.
L J. Anderson, a Sidney, O., manufac
turer, is at the St. Charles.
F. M. Fales, a Fales' Landing, Wash.,
stockralser. Is at the St. Charles..
Joseph T. Lawson, a San Francisco shoe
manufacturer, is at the Perkins.
H. N. Nelson, of San Francisco, a well
known politician, is at the Perkins.
A. T. Thompson, a stockman of , Monk
land,. Or., Is registered at the St. Charles.
Samuel Clark, a newspaper man ot
Washington, D. C, is registered at the
Edmund Giltner, of Salem, "private sec
retary to Senator MoBrlde, registered at
the Imperial yesterday.
The Inventory and appraisement of the
estate of Lillian H. Dundee, deceased,
was filed. The property is valued at
J. C Knesel, an Insurance man of Ma
sen City, la., is at the Perkins, while
settling up the estate of the late Dr.
Phillips, who died in Portland.
George G. Gauld, a prominent business
man of San Francisco, member of tho
San Francisco Gun Club and Prlngle Pond
Duck Club, is in Portland an his way' to
Seattle to attendythe?. Pacine-Northwest
NEW YORK, Nov. t. Northwestern
people registered at New Tork hotels to
day as follows:
From Salem The Misses Gllfry, at the
From Seattle J. C. Carter, at the Grand
From Spokane G. Glass, D. Glass, 0L
Glass and wife, at the Park Avenue.
For a Cold in the Head,
Laxative Bromo-Qulnlne Tablets.
TAKE A RECORD.
See How Many Friends Are Hart by
It would be Just as reasonable fpr a
temperance advocate to drink a little di
luted whisky as to drink coffee, for one
is as truly an Intoxicant as the ether, and
persistence In the use of coffee brings on
a variety of chronic diseases, notorious
among which are dyspepsia, heart palpi
tation (and ultimately heart failure), fre
quently constipation, kidney diseases,
many cases of weak eyes and trembling
condition of the nerves.
This is only a small percentage of the
great variety of diseases which come from
an unbalanced nervous system, caused by
the persistent dally use of tho drug caf
feine, which is the active principle of cof
fee. Another bit of prima facie evidence
about coffee is that the victims to the
habit find great difficulty in giving it up.
They will solemnly pledge to thenv
Belves day after day that they will aban
don the use of It when they know that it
is shortening their days, but morning
after morning they fall, until they grow
to despise themselves for their lack of
Any one interested in this subject
would be greatly surprised to make a
systematic Inquiry among prominent brain
workers In America. There are hun
dreds of thousands of our most prominent
people that have abandoned coffee alto
gether and are using Postuxn Food Cof
fee in its place, and for the most excellent
reasons, in the world. Many of them
testify that ill health, nervous prostra
tion, and consequent inability to work,
has In times past, pushed them back and
out of their proper standing, in life, which
they have been able to regain by the use
Of good liealthL stronsr nerves, and neat
vitality, since-coffee has been throww