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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1900.
BUREAU OF JUSTICE
Annual Report of Attorney
YEAR'S FEDERAL LITIGATION
An Increased Appropriation Recom
mended for the Xevr Building
for the Department In the
"WASHINGTON, Dec. 3. Attorney-General
Griggs today sent els annual report
to Congress. It opens with a statement
of the condition of the -work of the United
States Supreme Court, -which shows that
870 appellate cases were docketed and 371
were disposed of, leaving 303 cases still
pending. July 1, 1S99. there were 3137
United States convicts in the various
prisons and reformatories of the country,
against 2932 at the close of the last fiscal
In 507 of the 1C02 civil suits terminated
during the last fiscal year. Judgments
were for the United States; In 206, against
the United States; 4S9 were either dis
missed or discontinued, and 28 were ap
pealed. Of the 17.033 criminal prosecu
tions terminated during the last year, 197
were prosecutions under the customs
laws. In which there were 126 convictions;
C275 under the internal revenue laws. In
which there were 3749 convictions; 1153
under the postofllce laws, In which there
were 772 convictions; six under natural
ization acts; four were discontinued and
two entered nolle prosse; 963 under the
interstate laws. In which there were 630
convictions: 206 under the pension laws.
In which there were 32 convictions; S1S0
miscellaneous prosecutions, in which
there were . 4SS0 convictions. The aggre
gate amount of the judgments rendered
In favor of the United States in civil suits
during the last year was $663,299, and the
amount actually collected on these judg
ments was $52,795, while $52,74S was ob
tained during the year on judgments ren
dered In former years for the United
States, and $27,130 was otherwise realized
In civil mlts. The aggregate amount of
fines, forfeitures and penalties Imposed
during- the year In criminal prosecutions
was $705,137, and the amount of these fines,
Jsrfeltures and penalties collected during
the year was $104,020, while $S203 was real
ized on fines, forfeitures and penalties
Imposed In former years.
The Attorney-General repeats his recom
mendation of last year that Congress pro
ilde for an appeal on the part of the
Government In cases of decisions ad
verse to the United States by courts on
demurrers interposed to Indictments.
Owing to the increase in the price of
building material, the Attorney-General
nsks for an Increase of the limit and an
additional appropriation which will enable
the department to construct a new build
ing for the Department of Justice of a
gtyle and finish that would be in keep
ing -with the dignity of the Government
end a credit to the National capital.
TRIBUTE TO WHITMAN.
Recognition of the College
Founded in His Memory.
Chicago Inter Ocean.
Fifty-three years ago today, Marcus
"Whitman, his wife and 12 other persons
perished in the massacre at "Walllatpu. It
has been the custom of the Inter Ocean
for a scries of years to recall this event
with the hope of arousing patriotic peo
ple to do justice to Whitman's memory.
Five years ago Dr. Gunsaulus, in com
menting upon Whitman's public services
and the proposition to make Whitman
College a monument to his work, used
these words: "Whitman was more to the
ulterior Northwest than John Howard has
ever been to the Northeast of our com
mon country. Nothing but such an insti
tution may represent all the ideas and in
spirations which were the wealth of such
n man's brain and heart, and his gift to
the Republic He was the advance cou
rier of the truths on which alone repub
lics and democracies may endure."
Such was the strenuous life of the
American people for nearly 50 years after
Whitman's death that, notwithstanding
the efforts of historians, his enemies were
left free to belittle his work. A few
months after his end came the excite
ment over the discovery of gold in Cali
fornia. That was followed by the great
war for the Union, by the struggle over
reconstruction, and by the era of railroad
building. It was not until 1S95 that the
people were aroused to a knowledge of
At that time the grave where Whit
man's body rested was unmarked by any
monument. The college which one of the
co-workers of Whitman, Dr. Ellis, had
established to his memory was slowly
perishing In its poverty. The very name
of the man who saved Oregon to the
United States seemed to be marked for
Then a Chicago philanthropist came to
the rescue. The churches of this city
took up his work and a $200,000 endow
ment was raised for the college. Eighteen
additional acres for the campus were se
cured adjoining the six where the old-Institution
stood A memorial 2iall costing
$50,000 was built. Mainly by the aid of
patriotic women, a $28,000 dormitory was
built, and both buildings, complete, were
dedicated this year.
Unon the 50th anniversary of Whit
man's death the pioneers of Oregon and
Washington erected and dedicated a mar
ble monument and placed over the neg
lected grave a handsome mausoleum,
while the people of the vicinity erected a
memorial church at the scene of the mas
sacre. The best men of the time, for the last
three years, have done ample justice to
the long-neglected hero, and Marcus
Whitman Is taking his place among the
Nation's recognized benefactors.
NO PERPETUAL CANDIDACY.
Consistent Bryan Oricaji Nott Calls
for His Retirement.
' Chicago Chronicle.
The suggestion of Senator Vest that
his sort of thing need not necessarily
b continued indefinitely comes at an
opportune time and it should receive
attention. There are Intimations from
Lireoln. Neb., that some sort of a ful
mlnctlon preliminary to another cam
paign la In preparation. There are sug
gestions from the same place of extensive
epeech-maklng tours soon to begin. There
ore-hltts of an Immediate resumption In
that quarter of the industry of running
for theAPresldeney or what they call
running for the Presidency in the Popul
lstlc statesj There are prospects that the
eminent Silver Republicans, Socialists
and Populists who hae been giving can
didates and principles to the Democratic
party for four or five years past are
on the point tl resuming operations as
though nothing had happened. There is
a good deal of ilovlatlon and assertion
on the part of various professors of
socialism ,and doctors of distress and
calamity, all Indicating that another
"battle" is looked for and will soon be
gin. Probably many thousands of the peo
ple, probably millions .of them, who look
listlessly upon political matters in gen
eral and do not necessarily vote the
Democratic ticket, are laboring under the
delusion that Mr. Bryan's candidacy is
to go right on as a matter of course.
By many It Is regarded as a habit. By
others It 4s looked, upon, s aa j&coupa-
Hon. By still others it Is viewed as an
Infliction to be borne with resignation.
To all of these the utterance of Senator
Vest will come as a distinct surprise,
because there has been, nothing of late
In Democratic thought, speech or action
calculated to suggest even the possibility
of other leadership.
It Is a hopeful Indication that the
Democratic party is about to come out
of Its trance when men like Senator
Vest and Congressman Catchlngs show
signs of waking up. They come from
states which bad not a little to do with
the new departure which put the Democ
racy to sleep. It Is meet and proper that
they should be amonjg the first to
They and all other Democrats may be
assured of one thing: The Bryan can
didacy, which was Popullstlc In Its ori
gin and motive, will continue while a
hope of Democratic endorsement and sup
port shall be held out. When that hope
snail have been removed the "contin
uous performance" will come to an
East and "West, the Tendency I In
the Direction of Harmony.
A generation ago the largest consolida
tions were those of the railroads, and
now again, after a period in which In;
dustrlal combinations attained great
prominence, the railroads are leading in
the economic movement toward concen
tration of management. The changes
made In the directorate of the Baltimore
& Ohio at Its last annual meeting Illus
trates the movement. Two of the 12 di
rectors of the Baltimore fc Ohio are now
vice-presidents of the Pennsylvania Rail
road, and five of them are Important offi
cers of the Southern Pacific and Great
i Northern Railroads. The significance of
the presence In the board of two Penn-"
sylvanla officials Is understood to be that
the Pennsylvania and the Baltimore &
Ohio will hereafter work together in har
mony and abstain from rate wars. The
presence of two officials of the Southern
Pacific and one of the Great Northern is
not susceptible of very definite explana
tion, but Is understood to mean that here
after regard for the general railroad sit
uation is to prevail over local and per
sonal Impulses. The Chesapeake & Ohio
apd the Norfolk & Western have Come
definitely. It is understood, under the con
trol of their former trunk-line rivals. The
Seaboard Air Line consolidation Is a
striking Instance of the aggregation of
roads formerly unconnected.
The Southern Railway has Just pur
chased the Louisville, Evansvllle & St.
Louis Railway, 35$ miles long. Increasing
its aggregate mileage to 78S6 miles, and
giving It rank as the seventh of the great
railway systems of the country. The ac
quisition will doubtless make the South
ern a more active factor In Northern and
Western business and extend its sphere
of influence over 11 states. The story
that It Is about to be absorbed by the
Pennsylvania Railroad through a 999-year
lease on the strength of a guarantee of
dividends on preferred stock seems to be
without solid foundation In Its present
form, but It is not unlikely that the de
sired identity of policy will be secured
ultimately by a combination of owner
ship, as in the cases of the Baltimore &
Ohio, Cheasapeake & Ohio and Norfolk &
Western. The Central of New Jersey,
with 6S4 miles of road, has not yet been
leased, as reported, but will be controlled.
It Is said. Indirectly, through the medium
of the Baltimore & Ohio, which is to ac
quire it. The absorption by the Baltimore
& Ohio of the Baltimore & Ohio South
western has long been discounted. A
coming together of the Southern, the At
lantic Coast Line .and the Seaboard Air
Line Is discussed, but Its realization is
perhaps in the remote future.
In the far West Important consolidations
are In Drogrcss and others of "gigantic"
proportions are asserted with more or less
posltlveness. The Southern Pacific has
nurchased control of the Pacific Mail.
This seems to be a fact, but the rumored
plan of a joint stock control of the South
ern Pacific and Atchison, Topeka & Santa
Fe systems lack confirmation. Somewhat
doubtful also Is the reported "alliance"
of the Great Northern, Union Pacific and
Northern Pacific, the first two to control
the latter. Another version of the story
is that the Great Northern alone has se
cured control of the Northern Pacific.
Notwlthshtandlng denials It continues to
be asserted confidently by a well-informed
party that the three companies
have really made an alliance through an
Interchange of stock and community of
ownership, which will Tesult In the cessa
tion of competition and the abolishment
of needless expenses, including consoli
dation of the competing Pacific steam
ship lines. The great financial Interests
represented In these companies are de
termined that their property shall not be
wasted In rate wars, but shall be con
ducted on sound business principles, but
It is not believed that there Is to be con
solidation In any shape or form. For tho
like object of averting wasting competi
tion a trackage agreement between the
Great Northern. Union Pacific and Ore
gon Railroad & Navigation companies is
Teported. That these combinations will
soon take place, as alleged, no careful
person will assert, but It Is beyond con
tradiction that the securities and stock
of Western companies, as well as of East
er and Southern companies, have passed
into the possession of new owners who
want returns on their investments through
a business-like operation cf their prop
erties and know how to end losses due to
May Kendall In Longman's.
A cripple on the wayside rmss,
I watch the people come and so;
To many a fair abode they pass,
Ladies and knights, a. toodly show.
But thouch my lips prefer no sound,
No less from all men I require:
"Oh, say. I pray you. have sou found
The country ot jour heart's desire?"
Some pass with pity for my lot.
Some pass, nor heed, and others nine
A clanee of scorn that wounds me not,
-who in mr heart am murmuring:
"Ah. could you buy. or could I sell.
How cold and com, and ball and squire,
Tou'd tladly give, like me to dwell
In th country ot the heart's desire I"
Ton travelers In lands afar.
With that world-huncer In your eyes.
On every sea your ealleys are.
Tour dances dare the darkest skies;'
Tet for some land unseen, uncuessed.
Tour earer spirits faint and tire;
I know the country of your quest
Tho country of the heart's desire.
A sudden terror veils you round,
Tou kAers, even as you,reet;
So close, so dear, your lles are bound.
Tour spirits hae no room to meet.
Have peace! .There Is a deeper faith.
And there is a diviner fire.
A love more stronc than time or death.
In the country of the heart's desire.
And friends rass by with loyal mien.
They are together lonely yetl
A subtle barrier between,
A loncinPi and a dim regret.
But they are wholly satisfied.
And they have done with doubt and ire,
Wtlh rrlef and partinc, who abide
In the country of the heart's desire.
My country is a dream, you say?
Nay. jours are dreams, and they shall cease.
And jrours ar visions, day by day
Wherein you strive to nna your peace i
But fair, and fadeless, and supreme.
The home to which all souls aspire.
The only land that Is no dream
The country of the heart's desire.
If Baby Is Cutting Teeth.
Be sure and use that old and well-tried remedy.
Mrs. WlEslow's Soothlnr Syrup, for children
teething. It soothes the child, softens the gums,
allajs all pain, cures wind colic and diarrhoea,
One taken every night stimulates the
lfjf. mH riff tytt hllA nnil lmnrnr
I the digestion and appetite. Carter's Little
JLlAveo PjJlx. fXa:t iorget thi.
IN THE SEVERAL COURTS
EFFORT TO BREAK THE WILI. OF
His Wldovr Asserts That Undue In-
tBCBOe Was Used to Her Otto
Detriment Court Notes.
In the Probate Court yesterday, Jtoy
Cecil Holman. by his guardian ad litem,
Edward Holman, filed a. contest of the
last will and testament made by John
W. Holman. who died February IS, aged
5L Among numerous other allegations,
the complaint recites that what purport
ed to be the will of John W. Holman was
admitted to probate on February ZL Cer
tain real property, including land on
SauvleVs Island, was devised to Lusetta
Holman. the widow, Roy Holman, a. son,
and to Ruth Holman, a daughter, equally
these brlncr the second wife and her
children by decedent. To the children
of the first wife was bequeathed the homo
on Everett street, to wit: Anna Sophia and
John Wheeler Holman; to Georso Hol-
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Joan Tanner, who died at his residence, 405 West Park; street, was born in
Obrrhollan. Switzerland, February 10, 1810. He en me to the United States in 1848,
to the Pacific Coast In 1652, and located In Portland In 1S57. He was married by
Kev. C C Stratton to Harriett G. Woodcock, January 24, 18C7. His wife died
In 1878. He leaves one child from this union, John B. Tanner. Mr. Tanner was
one of the first, if not the first, cooper who started a business here. This was
continued until the hlc fire in 1873. He was a quiet, conscientious man, and as
a Christian he was most devont and zealous. His funeral will take place from
Taylor-Street M. E. Church at 1:30 this attemoon.
man, a nephew, was bequeathed watches.
Jewelry and $250 In money, while to Beulah
Holman, wife of his nephew, Charles
Holman, thc-plano. To Lusetta Holman,
the wife, was "also bequeathed the house
hold furniture and the residue of prop
erty nofmentloned In the will.
It also was stated In the will that the
decedent had made a 1)111 of sale of the
truck and forwarding business to his son,
Warren J. Holman, ana nephew, Charles
Holman; also property In Couch's Ad
dition, to be held In trust by Charles Hol-man-for
the benefit of Warren J. Holman,
and by said will confirmed the trust. The
value of the Portland residence property
is 15000, and the total value of all tho
estate is $7423 75.
The complaint further alleges that the
total value of the estate bequeathed to
the widow and her two children does not
exceed $700; that Charles and Warren J.
Holman were nominated as executors, and
are now serving as such.
Further allegations are made that John
W. Holman.. was not in his right mind,
feeble and Incapacitated for doing busi
ness for himself, and that he was co
erced by fraudulent misrepresentations,
eta, to make and execute the will; that
the widow was not permitted to see him,
and that he was not permitted to return
to his wife during his last days; that the
decedent was unduly influenced by
Charles Holman and other immediate
relatives, etc Williams, Wood & Lln
thlcum and W. A. Cleland are the attor
neys for the petitioner, and it is asked
that the will be declared null and void
and set aside, and that an administrator
, Cases Disposed Of.
In Judge Frazer's court the suit of La
Roy Davidson et aL vs. The Benson Log
ging Company was dismissed.
The suit of the Hartford Insurance Com
pany vs. Thomas Connell will be argued
The charge of larceny against James
Riley was dismissed on motion of the
District Attorney, the prosecuting witness
falling to appear.
The suit of Franny and Riley vs. M. J.
McMah'on was taken under advlsdment.
The demurrer of plaintiff In the suit
of W. P. Babcock against the O. R. & N.
Co. was sustained, the court holding that
the passenger should have never gone on
board the train until his ticket was
properly Indorsed in. the office or depot
of the company. He could recover on
contract on account of the conductor not
permitting Tilm'to continue on his Jour
ney, but was not entitled to other dam
ages. The case will likely be appealed to
the Supreme Court.
The case of the United States vs. Sher
iff Llnvllle and Constable Kelly, of As
toria, charged with Interfering with a
deputy United States Marshal in the dis
charge of his duty, which had Teen set
for trial yesterday, wa3 continued until
December 18. on account of its being im
possible for C. W. Fulton, counsel for
defendants, to be present. This Is the
case In which, four sailors sent down to
their ship at Astoria In charge ot a deputy
Marshal were taken from him on what
was supposed to be a trumped-up charge
of stealing a pair of blankets. The sailors
pleaded guilty to the charge, as they
were desirous ot getting away from their
Fay Sevcre'a Third Trial.
Fay Severe, charged with the murder
of Emma Golden, was up for a third
trial yesterday, the Jury having failed to
agree on a verdict on two former occa
sions. When court adjourned yesterday
evening 10 out of the required 12 Jurymen
had been secured. At a former trial it
took two days to secure a jury. Both
District Attorney George E. Chamberlain
and Deputy John Manning are prosecut
ing the case.
Equity Cases Considered.
The following equity suits were con
sidered In Judge Cleland's court: City
ot PorU&ndys. C Logus etaL; demurrer
to complaint submitted. J. H. Fox vs.
James Webb et al.; motion to make com
plaint more definite and certain allowed
In part and denied In part. Joseph Dun
ning vs. M. G. Morgan; demurrer to
amended complaint submitted. Cleveland
Rockwell vs. Portland Savings Bank; pe
tition of receiver granted.
Set for Hearlasj.
Judge Cleland set dates for hearing the
following divorce suits: Antonio vs. Car
men Perrelll. December 10; Eliza vs. J. F.
Churchill, Martha vs. Horatio Morrison,
Minnie vs. Harry Palmer, Mattle vs.
George W. Cromwell, December 14; Charles
vs. Ermlnla Thompson, January 15, 190L
E. E. Wilson was admitted to practice
in the United States Court yesterday, on
motion of United States Attorney HalL
Cora E. Tucker has been granted a
divorce from George F. Tucker at Hllls
boro, on the ground of cruel treatment.
The trial jury summoned for the United
States Circuit Court appeared yesterday.
Twenty-six answered to their names, and
were excused from further attendance
until Wednesday morning.
The examination of the Dodson brothers
and Duffy, arrested on a charge of mak
ing counterfeit silver coin, which was
to have been held "before United States
Commissioner E. D. McKee yesterday,
was postponed till' 10 o'clock this- morn
ing. All Jury cases not heard this week will
be postponed until the January term of
the Circuit Court, as the petit Jury will
bo discharged from further service at the
end of the week.
Two foreclosure suits were filed yester
dayClara Harris vs. C. F. Schermerhorn
et aL, for $1500; the German Savings &
Loan Association vs. L. N. Riley; $5000
on west half of lots 5 and 6, block 20.
The case of Larky Logan, indicted for
stabbing another Indian on the Slletz
Indian Reservation, will come up in the
United States Court this morning for ar
gument on the jurisdiction of the court
in the case.
In Judge George's court the charge
against L Kopper of taking $500 belonging
to Thomas Clark was dismissed on ac
count of Insufficiency of proof. Henry
Dillon was sentenced to three months in
the county jail on a charge of larceny.
THE SOLACE OF BOOKS.
Defeated Candidates Can Find Bala
la Realms of Literature.
The book shelf Is a mine. The candi
date beaten or the merchant distressed
by the vision of inexorable notes may
alike find it golden or nerve-soothing.
Taste the resignation of old Aeschylus
and forget the sting. Take a look at
Napoleon and wonder If mental strain,
however prolonged, can overcome one
really stout of heart. Wade through the
ponderous paragraphs of Macaulay and
marvel how he found the time. Absorb
some of Emerson's polish, or. If you be
really thoughtful, delve. Into the gloom
of Poe. Or If your mood be sentimental
or lightsome read Bulwer through
smoked, glasses, or pace awhile through
Thackeray's bejeweled world. If frivol
ously Inclined there Is always the rascal,
Omar, and for modern cynicism, Le Gal
llenne. All thse and more. In times of stress
and unrest your book shelf Is really your
best friend. If you are too tired or too
nervous to read you may always take the
books down and remove the dust from
their covers, gently and with reverence,
with a little chamois rag. Even that
occupation will prove restful. It Is a
part of the blessed balm that lies la the
possession of books.
Irish Farmers Their Own Bankers.
One of the great features of the co
operative movement which Is doing so
much to promote the welfare of the Irish
people Is to be found in the agricultural
banks, or credit associations, conducted on
the system first Introduced In Germany by
Herr Ralffersen In 1S49. Where money Is
scarce a number of people form, them
selves into a society, and on their Joint
unlimited engagement to be responsible
for its liabilities are able to obtain money
enough for their needs. They borrow at
4 or 5 per cent and lend at 6 per cent
the difference going toward expenses and
reserve. On deposits from its members
the bank allows 4 per cent considerably
more than the Postofflce Savings Bank.
There are now 52 of these banks at work
In Ireland, with a membership of over 4000.
ADDITIONAL TOURIST SERVICE.
The rapidly increasing, travel via the
Rio Grande Western Railway has neces
sitated Inaugurating another through
tourist car line to the East The new cars
leave Salt Lake every Wednesday, via
the Colorado Midland and Burlington
Route, without change of cars, making
connections with trains leaving Portland
every Monday. This service is In ad
dition to the seven other personally con
ducted excursion cars, operated via the
R. G. W. Ry., In connection with the
D. & R. G C R, I. & P.. Illinois Cen
tral, Missouri Pacific or Burlington
routes, to all points East
For tickets. Information or literature,
call on or address J. u. Aiansneta, gen
eral agent 3 Washington street. Port-
J land, Oo,
THE POTTER'S BIG BOILER
LARGEST STEAM GENERATOR. THAT
EVER REACHED PORTLAND.
A Relic of the Paul Mokr Fiasco
Captain Gage Dead The Poltal
loch Still Hard Aground.
The largest marine boiler that ever
came Into this port reached town yester
day over the Northern Pacific Railroad,
and was the object of considerable 'inter
est down In the terminal yards, near the
Union depot. The big kettle was built in
the East for the Paul Mohr steamer,
which was built a few months ago, and
after the collapse of that concern It was
purchased by the O. R. & N. Co., who
will use It In the steamer T. J. Potter.
As It stands on the car It measures 27
feet 6 Inches In length and 102 inches In
diameter. The firebox Is 10 feet long by
S feet In width, and the height of the
boiler from the floor of the firebox to
the top of the shell Is 11 feet 6 Inches.
The boiler contains 439 tubes, 2 inches in
diameter and 17 feet long, and will un
doubtedly boil water fast enough to send
the IJotter down to Astoria at a livelier
gait than ever before.
CAPTAIN GAGE DEAD.
Veteran Shipmaster Makes His Last
Port on Sunday.
Captain John W. Gage, one of
the best -known master mariners on
the Pacific Coast, died at his
home in Berkeley, Cal., Sunday.
Captain Gage was born In Maine
In 1834, and came to the Pacific Coast on
a clipper ship in 1835. He served for
a while as quartermaster on the old
steamer Oregon, and was afterward on
the Portland and San Francisco route as
mastet of the brigs Francisco, Susan
Ablgal, Fanny Major and Quaddy Belle.
He sailed the schooner Pacific In the
Umpqua River trade for three years, and
then went to the bark Occident and the
barkentlne Webfoot, being a part owner
of the latter vessel. He was master and
part owner of the barkentlne Portland
for nine years, and then went into the
steamship service. He was in command
of the steamships Edith, Beda, Al-Kl,
Umatilla and Willamette.
When the tug Wizard was placed on
the Columbia bar as an opposition boat.
Gage was given command of her and
remained at Astoria nearly a year. Ho
then took command of the old Wilming
ton and from her went to the Los An
geles, Jeannle, Santa Rosa, Eastern Ore
gon and Humboldt. About eight years
ago he was appointed Port Warden at
San Francisco, but under a change in
administration -was swept oiit. of office
and went back to the sea this time as
master of the Walla Walla, which he
commanded until about two years ago,
when he was appointed master of the
steamer State of California, remaining
with her until his last lllnes compelled
him to retire a few months ago. Cap
tain Gage was a skillful navigator, a
brave seaman and a thorough gentleman,
who will be missed by a wide circle of
' NEW TWO-BIT BOAT.
The Hereules In Service on the
Route of Cheap Fares.
The steamer Hercules started out on the
Astcria run yesterday In place of the
steamer Bailey Gatzert. The latter steam
er has been in continuous service for
nearly two years and is In need of over
hauling. The Hercules went Into service
Sunday, and the agents of tho steamship
Adato were looxing ror a towDoat to snui
the steamship down to the flour mills.
They approached Agent Crichton and
asked for the Hercules.
"What Is, there in It?" asked Crichton.
The party who came after the boat
said that they would pay $25.
"Take her and take her quick," said
Crichton. "That's one hundred fares to
Astoria and Its also a hundred miles to
Astoria. We have to haul one man ten
thousand miles In order to get $25 out of
him, and you bet we would rather move a
steamship across the river for that fig
ure." Poltalloca Hard Agroand,
ABERDEEN, Wash., Dec. 3. The
steamer Thistle took a special party from
here Sunday to see the wreck ot the
bark Poltalloch, ashore near the en
trance to Wlllapa harbor. The bark lies
well up in the sand and cannot be pulled
off. She is valued at $100,000 and is in
sured for $60,000. The storm has been so
severe the past week that vessels cannot
get over the bar at Westport. Seven
vessels are detained outside the bar and
several which left here a week ago are
still on this side of it.
Veteran Steamship Parser.
Mr. G. F. Rowell, who was for many
years purser on the Portland and San
Francisco steamers, has been appointed
Portland acent for the Gray Steamship
Company, which Is operating the Des
patch, Alliance and Del Norte on the
route t" San Francisco by way of coast
ports. Mr. Rowell was with the late
Captain Polemann on the Oregon for
many years, and also served on the Santa
Rosa and a number ot other steamships
in the Pacific Coast and O. R. & N.
Liverpool Grain Marlcets.
LIVERPOOL, Dec. 3. 'Wheat Steady;
No. 1 California, 6s 2&d; No. 2 red West
ern Winter, 5s U?id; No. 1 Northern
Spring 6s 3d. Futures, steady; December,
5s ll&d; March, 6s d.
Corn Spot American mixed new, firm,
4s 9id. Futures, steady; December, 4s d;
January, 3s lOd; March, 3s 9d.
Domestic and Foreign Ports.
ASTORIA, Dec. 3. Arrived down at 10
A. M., British bark Morven; British ship
Cromartyshire. Left up at 11:40, French
bark Louis Pasteur; at 12 M., German
bark Herzogin Sophie Charlotte; at 12:30,
German bark Ellbek; at 2:40 P. M., Ger
man bark Alsterufer. Condition of the
bar at 5 P. M., obscured; wind, south
east; weather, foggy.
Tacoma, Dec. 3. Arrived Bart .Domin
ion, from Honolulu.
San Franclsco,-Dec. 3. Arrived Steam
er Dispatch, from. Astoria; steamer Uma
tilla, from Victoria. Sailed Steamer San
Mateo, for Nanalmo.
Port Gamble Arrived, Dec. 2 Schooner
H. D. Ben Dixon, from Honolulu.
Sydney Arrived, Dec. 2 Schooner Jaa.
H. Bruce, from Chemalnus; ship Abner
Coburn, from Port Blakeleyr
Yokohama, In port Nov. 20, bark Alster
dam, for Tacoma.
Sydney, Dec. 3. Sailed Steamer Mlowe
ra, for Vancouver.
Port Los Angeles Arrived, Dec. 2
Steamer Tltanla, from Malmo.
Seattle, Dec 3. Arrived Dec. 2 Steamer
Kintuck, from Manila; Dec. 3, ship Star of
Russia, from Honolulu.
Port Townsend, Dec 3. Passed up, Dec.
2, steamer Glanshlel, from Kobe. Arrived
Ship Westgate, from nong itong.
Tslng Tsu, Dec 3. Arrived Verona,
from San Francisco.
New York, Dec. 3. Sailed Bremen. Ar
rived, Potsdam, from Rotterdam; Weimar,
Liverpool, Dec 3. Arrived Bovlc, from
New York; Umbria, from New York.
Glasgow. Dec. 3. Arrived Pomeranian,
from Montreal; State of Nebraska, from
San Diego, Dec 3. Arrived Schooner
San Buenaventura, from Gray's Harbor.
Redonda, Dec. 3. Sailed Schooner
Orient for Wlllapa.
Hamburg, Dec 3. Arrived Belgravia,
from New York.
Liverpool. Dec 3. Arrived Waesland,
from New York.
Sydney, N. S. W., Dec 3. Sailed Ala
meda, for San Francisco, via Auckland,
Apia and Honolulu.
.WASEHtGTjOJPssC, ln4lr-AjsrfjjhJ)B. cns normooa. r0Rhj
an,t Surgeon H. Newton Klerulff United
States Army, now at Vancouver Bar
racks, Washington, is relieved from fur
ther duty In the Department of Alaska,
and will proceed to Seattle, and report
to the commanding officer of the trans
port Kintuck for duty as surgeon on that
Harry Speas, Company E, Sev
enth Infantry, Fort Egbert. Alaska, Is
transferred as a second-class private to
the Signal Corps. He will report to Ma
jor Frank Greene, signal officer. Depart
ment of Alaska, for duty aa a telegraph
operator at Fort Egbert.
ROUSED THE HOUSEHOLD.
Tvraa a Dandy Ovrl, and Poor Willie
Mourns His Loss.
"Hoo, hoo, hoo," rang through tho
house at 2 A.M.
"Great Governor! What Is that?" and
the head of the house sat up In bed
and blinked at an electric light shining
through the window.
"John, stay right where you are; I'll
not let you go down stairs to be killed,
Did you ever hear such a noise?"
"Mamma, what Is it?" came in an agi
tated whisper from the next room, and
then the daughter rushed wildly Into the
"Keep cool, now. Don't go Into no
highstrikes. I'm going down to see what
that Is." and he dug up an old muzzle
loading pistol he had carried In the Civil
War and that had been loaded since 1873.
"I'll show 'em. Every man's house 13 his
own cast "
"Hoo, hoo, hoo."
The father dropped the gun and it blew
a whole corner off the bureau. The
daughter dived under the bed and the
mother yelled "Murder!" at the top ot
"Shut up!" ordered the veteran, as he
reached for his artillery. "Stay right
where you are. I'll fight my way to
the telephone and get the police. If they
get to shooting down there don't show a
light. I know the house and they don't."
,"Hoo, hoo, hoo," Just as the old gentle
man reached the top of the stairs. He
went down like a cartwheel and shot a
hole In the celling as big as the bottom of
"Did you hear my owl?" shouted Willie,
as he dashed from the third story. "Got
him in the country yesterday and hung
him in the dining-room when I got home
last night. Hain't he a dandy?"
Poor Willie! He walks like a boy with
Inflammatory rheumatism, and the last
he saw of his owl It was flying over the
barn toward Redfleld. Detroit Free Press.
AT THE HOTELS.
W B Armstrong,
I Oppenhelmer; N" T
D Neustader, S F
J M Morrill, Los
J F Clark, Baker
J F Grayson, do
W Crozier, USA.
J M McDonald. S I
S Ofner. Chicago
Al Jacobs, N Y
C B Worsnof, Van
couver, B C
J G Megler and wf,
W B Day, Chicago
J W Sanborn, Kan C
Jj Man and wire,
J F Nally and wife
J Dunsmur, wife
and dtr, "victoria
Mrs M Joseph,
W W Curtis, city
J T Lighter, As
toria E M Rowley, Van
C H O'Brien, Chgo
C D Lewis, city
S 3 Adato
C W Williams, city
E Goldbersr. San Frn
J H Clark, San Frn
Leftoy Wagner, Cin
cinnati, O .
G W Jackson. Chgo
A A Burns, Vancouvr
airs ti ai .Murray,
Ben Herbst, N T
Mrs ofner, Chicago
L M Herman, Jngo
J Meurer, Chicago
C E Nelll, Vancouvr
J E Halstead, Du-
A J Smith and wife.
C Maglll, Evanston
G Llndgreen. St Paul
A F Lowenthal, N Y
A J Franks. Boston
E A Biers, N Y
M H Livingston, N Y
C W Fulton. Astoria
Mrs G G Lownsdale,
Mra R SInnott, The
N M Hamilton, St
G O Westgate, Al
V G Bojrrie. N T
Mrs W L Proctor,
T H Craig, N Y
A G Perry. Chgo
M R Johnson andwf,
G H Strout, N Y
G W Jackson, Chgo!
P H Guthrie Dalles
Mls3 Mlra Owen,
A J Foster, Mempha
Mrs G H Richard
Mrs J W Carsteter,
U B Vagle, Corvallls
T J Clark, Pittsburg
J Sargent, Reedville
A Roas, Beaverton
Mrs G W Ashford,
Eugene Ashford, do
Mrs A B McHulln,
E T Matnes, Jew
B A Glftord. Dalles
F H Cropton, Cen-
E E Phough. Sppkne
Miss Brunker, Eagle
F Aldrich, GoldndalJMrs W H Brown,
A J Haly, Monmuth
S A Manning, Mc-
P Welch, Mosier
E B Tongue, HIlls-
T Redmond. Chgo
H G Allls. Seattle
E W Steele, Enter
prise R A McCabe, Chgo
Mrs J H Bunnell, -
Mrs Bunnell, do
J J Roulston, Adams
C P Carlson.Rathtn
X5 S Gray, Shedd
B T Jones, Toledo
C C Brower. do
T Guthrie, Rosebrd
L F Russell, wasn-
W R Watson, Seattl
A H Cohen. S F
C W Henderson, do
A E Huff. La urana
Mrs H J Lipett S F
L O Alles, Everett
B F Fielding. N Y
J B Gaunt N Y
C E Page, Castle Rk
R R Daniel, Chgo
G S Armstrong,
S J Beach, Ostrandr
J W Beach, do
E K Wood. S F
E E Whiting, Bostn
G H Richardson, do
C W. Knowles, Manager.
T E Parker, Astoria
F C Reed, Astoria
T C Stanfleld, do
Mrs Stanfleld do
R J Beckett Salem
F H Kiddle, Island
E A Holmer, Wal
T H Adams, Forest
J O Wilson. Corvallls
Mth Wilson. oo
G W Bebee. Sheridan
W T Smith, do
A Y Pinklngton, In
M Freeman, Round3
M H. Mllrose, Au
E E Wilson, Cor
F A Skinner, city
Mrs Pinklngton, do
Miss Pinklngton, do'
H Pinklngton. ao
H L Stone. Spokane
I L Patterson, Salem
R B Cowling; N Y
E L Metschan, do
A A Tusslng,
Mrs F M Fish, Denvr
Mrs J C Clark, As
toria B Rosenfeld. S F
A J Coursen. Denver
C M Buck, San Frn
Mrs Buck, San Frn
W W Turner, Hepp-
C S Carlyle. Seaside
W G Howell, Astoria
C H Page, Astoria
A A Butler. Spokne
Mrs J H Taf t Celllo
E H Belrs, N Y
TIT TuiVvin "M" "V
J P Elsenbach, N" Y
W E Bouker, ixs
R M Eldridtre. city
G S Batty. Marshal-i
J W Welch, Astoria
B T Stephens, Pom-
D I Asbury, Mc-
J W Blackburn,
Mrs Blackburn, do
Hotel BrnssTvlclc, Seattle,
European; first-class. Rates. 75c and up.
One block from depot Restaurant next
Tacoma Hotel, Tacoma.
American plan. Rates, J3 and up.
Donnelly Hotel, Tacoma.
European plan. Rates. 0c and up.
Advice to Porto Rlcans Misplaced.
Kipling's advice to England "not to
hustle the East," applies to home reform
ers. Some months ago a New England
society" for theprevention of cruelty to
animals sent to Porto Rico a large num
ber of circulars. A special paragraph
referred to the cruelty of using a frosty
bit In horses' mouths, and advised warm
ing It carefully. Inasmuch as most of
the people have never seen Ice the ad
vlea was somewhat misplaced. A. good
many years ago a clever Yankee built-
a house In sections, took it around the
Horn and set it up in Hawaii over a care
fully made cellar. The cellar still exists,
a monument to the Inappropriate. It s
a good place for centipedes to build their
homes, but beyond that as useless as
an Ice chest in Greenland.
Carpeted. Rivers In the Soudan.
Tha search for convenient ways of
transportation by which the products of
the Soudan may reach the outer world
has called attention to a remarkable phe
nomenon of vegetable life on some of tho
headwaters and tributaries of the r.Ile.
payrus and other plants, completely coi
erlng the streams and forming carpel
of vegetation two or three feet thlcl
beneath which flows the water. Nav!
tlon by smalL boats Is. -of course, entlrea
Interrupted by this obstruction, which
In places supplemented .by vines
clinging plants which ,arch the etrea
from bank to bank. Heavy floods oc
slonally sweep away the accumulator
of plants, but they are quicur r
A CHINAMAN MURDERED.
Robbery Supposed to Be the Objects
Five Miles From Tows.
About 10 o'clock last night & Chine
man, Joo Way Sow, was klUe
near his cabin about five mile
from Portland in the nelghborhoc
of the County Poor Farm. Robbery
supposed to have been the object of
murder. Two of the dead Chinaman,
companions hired a farmer to bring
body to town and the matter was Te
ported to the police at an early hot
Pittsburg Commercial Gazette:
Occasional criticism and often hype
criticism is made of the large profits
our Pennsylvania coal companies, be
their dividends as a rule are inslgnlflc
compared with the enormous profits
English coal companies last year, and thll
year those of the British, companies prom!
lse to be higher. Quite a large numbe
of companies pay 10 per cent and man
others pay 1& to 25 per -cent The Flfl
Coal Company, Ltd., for Instance, on At
gust 10, 1S99, paid an "interim dividend!
of 20 per cent; and for the Becond had
of the year paid 30 per cent, making
per cent for the year. 'The United Coll
llerles, Ltd.. paid 20 per cent for thi
previous half of the year, and for thj
last half, ending" September 30, 1900, thi
directors resolved to pay the usual 2 pe
cent on the preferred and an Interlr
dividend of 40 per cent free of income ta
on the ordinary shares. Out of the bus
plus the directors also authorized thi
purchase of 100 acres of coal lands at UdJ
dlngton, containing all -the upper and
lower seams of common coal In thai
district, the quantity ot coal being estQ
mated at over 2,000300 tp.ns. We do nol
object to these enormous dividends o ot
English cousins, but when the Unite
States proposes to enter- the export mar
ket and compete for some of this "veil
vet" we do object to beln hampered al
.home by prohibitory railway rates thai
are a practical embargo an American er
Weddings Feast la 'Germany.
London Dally MalL
The pomp and splendor with which wed
diners are Invested by German peasant
have recently been illustrated In the vlll
lage of Mehmke. on the- occasion or tn
marriage of a rich farmer and the daughl
ter of a neighboring landowner. Su
hundred guests were invited to the wed4
dins: breakfast, to provide which fou
oxen, four pigs, eight calves and mans
dozens of fowls were slaughtered.
thousand large cakes werfi eaten, and si
tuns of beer and some hundreds of botf
ties ot wine were emptied. Tho feasl
continued for two days. Every guest
be it remembered, brought, according
custom, his or her own. knife and fori
The mania tor combinations has struck evej
the fraternity which caters to New York's lovi
for fancy dancln?. Every professional cake
walker has cast his lot with the new organlzal
tlon. which naa raised the price of "walkingj
and caused manager to wax meditative.
After serious illness. Hood's Sarsaparlllz
imparts the strength ana vigor so mucr
are among the best known.
of the many dangerous,
wild plants and. shrubs.
To touch or handle- them
quickly produces swelling
and inflammation with in
tense itching and burning
of the skin. The eruption,
soon disappears, the suf-
ferer hopes forever; but
almost as soon as the little blisters and
pustules appeared the poison had reachec
the blood, and will break out at regulaa
intervals and each time irr a more aggra-j
vated form. This poison will loiter in the
system for years, and every atom of is
must be forced out of the blood before yot
can expect a perfect, permanent cure.
is the only cure for Poison Oak, Polsot
Itt. and all noxious plants. It is coml
posed exclusively of roots and herbs. Not
is the time to pet the poison out of you
system, as. delay makes your conditior
worse. Don't experiment longer witi
salves, washes and soaps they never cure J
Mr. S. M. Marshall, bookkeeper of the Atlanta
(Ca.) Gas X.iht Co , was poisoned witn Jfouos
U3&. AC WVW 0UIJUHii .mau.t. nut. .awut.s
other drugs, and applied externally numerous
lotions ana s&ires wun no Dcncai. ai umn ino
swelling and inflammation was eo severe he wa J
almost Diina. r orcigac years uic pcuon woow.
break out every season. His condition was rauct
hnoroved after taklaz One bottle of S.S.S.and
a few bottles cleared hisblood of the potion, and
all evidences of the duaic disappeared.
People are often, poisoned without!
knowin jj when or how; Explain your czsi
fully to our physicians, and they wilJ
cheerfully give such information and adj
vice as you require, witaout cuaigc, di
we will send at the same time an interest
ingbookon Blood -and Skin Diseases.
HE SWIFT SPECIFIC CO- ATLANTA. SA.
MARQTJAM GRAITO-CAUVTN HEILIG, MrrJ
TTrti YiiirhTS ana weuauav m.muwv, wwm-i
mencuwr Monday, Dec 3,
JULES GRATJ'S OPERA CO.
Monday and Tuesday, "Isle of Cnarapagne
Wednesday Matinee. LittleTycoon -; weane
day and Thursday, "El Capitan.
Tounff ana fowenui w'i".
tm. T-nro- finer. SI. exceot the last
rows: last 3. 75c; balcony, first 8 rows, TCoj
-.. a xn- tilery. -23c Soeclal bargain prices
v'.MnM -Wednesday Enttro lower floor J
BOc; balcony, 25c
Four Nlzhts. Commencirur Sunday, Dec X
MYRON B. RICE COMEDY COMPANY,
a.tiiinp ths Funniest of all Farces. H. A
DuSouchet's Everlasting; 'Side-Cracking-, Blsl-j
ble Dlsturoer. ..
vrv TmrEVTV flOit INDIA."
"MT FRIEND FROM INDIA."
Introducing MAY VOKES in her Original
Character of -Tilly.
NOTE. During- the- action Hf the comedy
number ot Mgn-crass specialties wm oo mi
duced by the company, usual prices.
Xf TVTR rYPrT.TTA
TMrrl mil Vamhllt st. Clarence H. Jone
Manager. Phone Grant 741. Portland's down-j
town theater. .
all this TtrppV tcith Ratnritay matinee. Fits
"Webster's unrivaled company of comedians
In tbat musical comedy surpriso.
A TrnFTRTTV TIME
Entirely rewritten and" turned ! toj fj4
Introducing our distinct novelties. Everytnlna
new, novel and original. Next attraction-
Walter Walker m "xnat aian."
OUR PRICES NEVER CHANGE.
SEYENTH AND ALDER SI
AM. NEW PEtlPLE.
ALL- NEW PEOPLE.
EPPS AND EPPS, TRUSTY AND TRUSTTJ
THE THREE VALARES, Acrobats, Gymnast
t. mT tut oiiwmio Qwall" RlnMrs.
nnnif'i aik7uwt .- .
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