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THE MORNTXG OREQONIAN; MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 1901.
CITY NEWS IN BRIEF
XRQVAX GRANT-"The Sorrow, of Satan."
GORDRArs-RlohardV and Pringle'. ilia-
iIE3-ilOPOLITAX-"A Husband on Salary."
Captored x Deer. Woody Island,
away down the Columbia, Is a favorite
"Winter haunt of deer, which swim to it
from the mainland and stay there till
vegetation begins to start in the Spring.
It is a low, flat island, and during the
late Hood In the rivers a considerable
part of It was overflowed. A big- buck
concluded to swim out and take to the
liills and tall timber on the Washington
side. The distance he had to swim was.
In a straight line, about two miles, but
the strong current carried him away
down. When he finally succeeded in
reaching the shore. It was 'nearly Ave
miles from Where he started, and he was
so weak and exhausted that he could
mt stand. Two men who were cutting
wood near the shore saw the exhausted
animal come ashore, and, securing a piece
of rope, made an easy capture of "him.
They placed hint in a shed, and when
they went to see him at evening he had
bo far recovered his strength and nerve
that he made a vicious attack on them.
?Iad it not been that he had shed his
Cntlera, he would. have "got" one of his
captors. They concluded to let him rest
till marnlng before further meddling with
Hm. A man who came along offered fi
tor the deer, but the bid was rejected
"When the men went to see the animal
In the morning he was gone, rope and
all, and his captors are puzzled to know
"whether he got away or was stolen by
the man who wanted to buy him. If the
man stole the buek and attempted to lead
him off, his remains will probably be
found not far away.
QrALiTT in Ducks. Wild ducks have
rot been so plentiful as usual in the
markets of late. The high water has given
them more territory to feed over and re
strlcted the hunters to narrower limits,
and it is not so easy to bag-a lot of ducks
as it was. A number of sportsmen were
dlscusplng on Saturday the prospects for
the Sunday Bport. when a bystander
switched the conversation to the question
of which was the best duck. Of course, a
majority at once named the canvas-back.
Some insisted that good mallards are Just
as good as. canvas-backs, and others that
teal, or even widgeon, properly broiled,
are equal to the best. Finally, one of the
party. vho was at one time in the res
taurant business, remarked that It all de
pended on circumstances. He said he had
served many mergansers and many a
flsh-duck as canvas-backs, and tho per
sons who ate them assured him that
they were the finest canvas-backs they
had ever had. Severs 1 of the sportsmen
refused to believe this yarn, and said
no one could eat a flsh-duck and imagine
that it was a canvas-back. The old ca
terer insisted that he was right, and said
he served fish-ducks and mergansers late
Qt night or early in the morning, and
only to persons who had been out on a
bender. He pounded the fowls as round
steak is pounded, and served them rare
and hot, with plenty of condiments.
Exchanging Smooth Quakers. a par
agraph published a few days ago in reply
to an Inquiry, stating that the Govern
ment redeemed smooth silver coins at par,
and thi the First National Bank sent
large quantities of smooth coins to the
Subtreasury at San Francisco, and' re
ceived new ones for them, has, it is
learned, been the cause of no little niv
noyance to Mr. Ross, the deft-handed,
eagle-eyed paying teller of that institu
tion. It was not intended tfiat any one
should form an idea that if ho had a
smooth quarter or dime he could run to
the bank and have it changed for a now
one. People ought to know that banks
are not for such purposes, and are not in
the redemption business, as it would re
quire the services of a special clork to
wait on people who wished o exchange
old coins for new. Grocers, saloon-keepers
and all classes of business men who
do business wHh the bank should take
smooth auarters and pay them to tho
bank, where they will be separated and
sent to the Subtreasury and will go out
of circulation, and sve many people the
trouble of trying to pass them. But
every Tom. Dick and Harry who happens
to get hold of a smooth quarter or a
bad one must not Imagine that he can
run to a bank and get it exchanged for
PErrLKD Skunk Galls. A country boy
was peddling a string of skunk gallB in the
Chinese quarter Saturday without meot
Ing with much success. The Chinese did
not appear anxious to invest in his per
fumery or medicine, whichever it was.
He had been told that skunk galls were
highly prized by Chinese, and was asking
51 apiece for them, but was finally glad
to seU the whole string about a dozen
for $L When asked where he had found
bo many skunks, he said they had been
tearing down an old barn on the farm,
and In an old stone wall built against
the side hill he found a whole colony of
skunks. He killed all he could, but a lot
got away. He said he had a. grudge
against this gang of skunks, for last Fall
he fell in with some of them one evening
In a narrow lane, and he was sprayed by
them more effectually than any kind o?
patent spraying machine would spray
fruit trees He did not know whether
the "solution" would kill the codlin moth
or not, but says there were no flies of
any kind around him for some time after
his encounter with the skunks.
Strskt Pobtoffick Boxes. People In
quire why no cards have been placed
on the letter boxes about town, show
ing at what hours mall is collected from
them. The reason is that all the boxes are
not yet in place. As every change or- ad
dition In the system makes a change in
the time for the carriers to collect from
tho boxes, it is not practicable to place
tho cards until all the boxes are in posl
tlcn. There are about SO posts in position
about the city, for which no letter boxes
have yet been received, and it is under
stood that a number of boxes have been
sh'pncl from the East lately, which are
hot the kind required for the posts that
have been put out. When these boxes ar
rive further delay will be caused, as they
till have to be changed or sent back and
twanged, or the pots will have to be
tlXfrd over, or something else done. To ex
pect the PostofRce Department to send
cut the rlirht kind and right number of
boxes and posts would be asking too
New EtjbctrkvCar MoTons. The new
and powerful motors on the "S" cars of
the 01y & Suburban Railway Companv
are a vast improvement over the old ones
wMch is much appreciated by patrons.
The new motors compare with the old
as 50 horsepower to 30 horsepower, but
their capacity is not expressed Just that
wav A heavily-loaded car fitted with
one -f the new motors goes up the steep
est ir-sde on the line without the least
slowing down, and makes fast time. The
moto-s are being put in as rapidly as
tosNe and in a short time all the cars
wl'l vave them
FRrrTaROWMls, Convention. All per
sons Interested in the convention of the
Northwest Fruitgrowers Association,
roropr'sing Oregon, Washington, Idaho.
Mortana and British Columbia, which Is
to bo held In Portland, February 5. 6
and 7 are requested to meet at the office
of the State Board of Horticulture. 216
Washington street, this afternoon at 3
ifc'ock, for the purpose of organizing a
comm ttee to arrange for the convention
Scrvets or Public Lands. United
States Surveyor-General Habersham is re
ceiving applications from all parts of the
tate for surveys of public lands. This
chows that numerous settlers are arriv
ing The prospect is that the appropria
tion of $2 000 made for surveys of public
lands in this state for the year ending
Tune 30, 1901. will fee exhausted by that
Wm G Buot Fratbrnitt. Important
meeting Unitarian Church parlors, Tues
day :mp m
Spratxno fruit trees. Joe Fones, 421 Cth.
Fortune-Tzllino bt Birds. The man
from Sohuabenland or the Tyrol, who
stands on the street corner and enables
people to learn what fortune has in store
for them by the assistance of some parra
keets and Java sparrows, is a. stolid, sa
turnine fellow. He seldom says or does
anything to attract attention to his birds,
apparently not being able to keep his pipe
out of his mouth long enough. Business
was dull with him a day or two ago, and
dimes were scarcer than hen's teeth, and
he felt obliged to make an extra effort,
as even the parrakeets began to look as
If they would die of inanition. He used
his oratory on a Shifty-eyed fellow who
had stopped to look at the birds, and had
about persuaded him to Invest a dime
when he noticed on the cage a sign set
ting forth that the wise birds would tell
one his past and future life. He im
mediately returned the dime to his pocket.
His past was probably .something he did
not care to see In print, and he was
doubtless wise in not ascertaining what
the future has In store for him. The fortune-teller
will do more business if he
gives up telling people their past -lives.
Dzrirable Houses in Demand. House
agents report few desirable houses for
rent, and numerous demands for them. As
usual, there are quite a number of houses
which, on account of some undesirable
feature, are vacant, and a few the rent
of which is higher than the majority of
people care to pay. Many contemplate
building this season, and are already tak
ing out building permits. Flats which will
rent for $25 to ?30 per month, and are
convenient to the business part of town,
are in demand; and quite a, number of
buildings In flats will be built In the
Summer. Persons who want yard room op
grounds must go farther out, but many
business men have not time for this. A
business man who has been living in a
flat went across the river a few days ago
with an agent to look at a lot. Ho had
thought of building a residence where he
could have more room and quiet Un
fortunately for his plans, the draw of the
bridge he crossed was held open some
timo on account of the flood, and he had
to wait at another draw as he was com
ing back. He said he could not stand
that sort of thing, and would stay awhile
longer In a flat near his business.
Chinese Practice Shooting. Several
Chinese who were practicing in a Third
street shooting gallery Saturday kept up
such a fusillade that they attracted a
crowd of spectators. It sounded as If a
gang of cowboys of the hard-drinking,
rapid-shooting genius had been turned
loose In the gallery. The shooters were,
however, plain, ordinary Chlre'e. projarly
with a Boxer strain in them, but they
were shooters from Shootersvlllo, and kept
a number of repeating rifles hot. It Is
not certain that they hit any of the
running -deer, flying birds, or skipping
hares, which served as targets, but they
fired with rapidity, if not precision, and
seemed to be enjoying the idea that every
shot might have killed an enemy. If it
should ever happen that every Chinaman
in China should become possessed of a
repeating rifle and a ten of fixed am
munition, China would be a more un
wholesome place of residence for foreign
ers than ever.
Crrr Board of Charities. The City
Board of Charities is much in need of
children's cast-off clothing and shoes, and
clothing and shoes for grown persons, and
will be obliged-lor donations from the
charitably disposed Superintendent Wal
pole Is making his annual canvass for
funds. His subscriptions began as usual
with $M0, and on the first page of his
book they run from that amount down
to $S0. The amount subscribed usually lp
about $6000, though In 1S9S-4. tho time of
the Coxey army, $12,000 was raised. Sub
scriptions are quite liberal this year, and
Mr. Walpole thinks they will aggregate
perhaps $6000. He has a large list of
persons who contribute $1 per month, and
another list who contribute 50 cents per
month. The beard will soon Issue a report
of receipts and expenditures for tho past
three years. No report has been issued
within that time, principally on account
of the expense attached to publication.
Tramps Askinq Aid. The City Board of
Charities has received an unusual number
o applications for assistance of late, and
has had from 15 to 20 men sawing wood
to pay for meals and lodging. There has
been a great Influx of tramps from th
Puget Sound cities and elsewhere, and
they are applying for assistance vory
freely. When they are asked to saw a
quarter of a cord of wood for a meal and
a night's lodging, the number of appli
cants soon diminishes. Many of the men
say they are from Nome or nir sections
of Alaska, and are "dead b ." There
are some very decent fellows among them
but the majority are professional tramps.
Burglars Make Two Hauls. A new
gang of burglars sneaked Into town yes
terday and robbed two houses of articles
valued at about $CS0. The Royal lodglng
houso was first visited, and one of th'e
guests' rooms was looted of clothing and
bric-a-brac, which was packed up in a
grip and carried off. H. L. Levy's house,
770 Johnson street, was next visited, dur
ing the temporary absence of the family,
and silverware and clothing stolen.
Exhibition of Original Water Colors.
Commencing Monday afternoon and clos
Ing Saturday evening, the most Important
collection of landscape, marine and genre
paintings ever brought to the city. Don't
fall to see them this week. Exhibition
and sale Is arranged for to open In New
York City on February 4. Bernstoln's,
307 "Washington street.
Salmon Stocks Short. George T. Myers
returned Saturday from a flying business
trip to San Francisco. He says the pros
pects for sales of salmon are good, as
there Is no stock on hand. Mr. Myers will
send "the boys" to Alaska this season
to look after his Interests, while he will
remain here to supervlso business In this
Stereopticon Pictures of the PasMon
Play will bo given at Calvary Presby
terian Church, corner Eleventh and Clay
streets, Tuesday evening, at 8 o'clock. Ad
mission, 25 cents.
"The Life of Christ in Art." Stereopti
con, Westminster Presbyterian Church.
Given by the pastor, Monday evening, 7:39.
Admission, 10 cents.
THOMAS CONNELL'S CASE.
Motion for a Nevr Trial in. the Crim
The case of the Hartford Insurance
Company against Thomas Connell. which
was tried in the Circuit Court, last week,
resulting In a verdict for defendant, at
tracted the attention of lawyers, because
of the difference between, the laws of
Oregon and Washington on the subject of
evidence in criminal cases. In Oregon
there, can be no conviction on the uncor
roborated testimony of an alleged accom
plice. In Washington, there can be con
viction If the jury believes the alleged ac
complice. Mr. Connell. according to
Chamberlain. Thomas & Kraemer, his at
torneys, was convicted of arson In Steven
son on evidence similar to that advanced
by the plaintiff in last week's trial. Mr.
Connell's attorneys will now press the
motion for a new trial whioh Is pending
before Judge Miller In the Superior Court,
at Vancouver. As soon as the Jury in
the civil action returned a verdict in his
favor Saturday, Mr. Connell went to Van
couver and arranged to have the motion
for the new trial set down for hearing.
It will be called up some time this week.
W. E. Thomas, one of Mr. ConneH's at
torneys, sild yesterday that he had no
doubt of a favorable outcome of the case.
"The testimony that convicted Mr. Con
nell for arson at Stevenson." he said,
"would not be considered for a moment
la. an Oregon court."
WHERE TO DIKE.
Unless you make the test, how are you
to knew the excellent qualities of the
Portland Restaurant? 305 Washington.
Ladles' All-Wool Waists, 75c Dp.
N. T. Mer. Co.. 205 Third.
EW CITY CHARTER
Taxpayers to Be Protected
EXTRA HILL FOR THIS YEAR
Representative Hcltlcemper Says the
Acts of Delegation Will Have Full
Publicity, and There Will
Be Xo "Railrondins."
Interviewed relative to changes In the
city charter, Representative F. A. Holt
kemper, secretary of the Multnomah dele
gation, made the following statement yes
terday: "The members of the delegation are
agreed that It is not the function of the
Legislature to novern the city, but simply
to mark out the sphere of Its action, so
that when the city has a good Council
Its powers tf administration will not be
unreasonably hampered, and yet to place
such safeguards In the charter that the
taxpayers will be protected from an ex
travagant or reckless body. It is the
Iviirpose of the delegation to give the peo
ple an crnoKtinliy to make a charter of
their own by a lepresentatlve commission
of 5M citizens, which will have authority
to draw up a chuner and submit it to the
people for ratiicatlon. This charter will
then be Mibmitln.1 to the next Legislature,
If approved. Whether this commission
will be named in the act has not been de
"Progress on the charter Is slow, be
cause every pont Is thoroughly discussed
by the delegation, and every member
hoard Trerr arc not two or three men
trying to railroad anything through. The
delegation will meet In Salem Tuesday
evening, and continue to meet until the
charter is finished. Full publicity will
be given all tht provisions of the bill be
fore It is introduced.
"One of tne important matters under
discussion Is le'ief of the city government
in its pret.it state. The city will be
helped out in one way by cutting off a
few extravagances. If this is not enough
the matter is under consideration to au
thorize a small special mlllage levy for
this year, to put things in good shape
again. In the ntw charter the tax levy
Will not be m.'Xii&ed but will remain at
"It should be understood that the pro
posed economies that relate to the reduc
tion of salaries will not affect tho pres
ent office-holders, but will take effect at
the close of their terms.
"In regard to the commissions: The
Multnomah delegation is bound by its
platform to make them representative and
responsible to the people. We have not
yet determined whether they shall be
elected by the people or appointed by the
Mayor. On this point there is diversity
of opinion In the delegation. Personally,
I am In favor of giving the appointing
power to the Mayor and 'holding him re
sponsible to the people for his policy and
administration. I believe this system
'would give better results. There will be,
however, no wholesale turning out of
office of existing commissions, and nam
ing new ones In the act. The delegation
is not actuated by political motives, nor
does It Intend to favor any political fac
tion. No one will be disappointed by this
action, except political bosses looking for
"Wo have made the Municipal Court
Clerk the clerk of t the Police and Fire
Commissions, and given his appointment
"to the Mayor. This, and file fact that the
Mayor will serve without salary, will
make quite a saving.
"It has been a tremendous piece of work
revising the city charter, and the delega
tion has simply had one object In view
to draft a charter that would be reason
able and just, and that would not hamper
tho city in having a satisfactory adminis
tration of Its affairs. Nevertheless we re
alize that there are certain defects and
extravagances In the old charter, and
these we are trying to correct.
"Perhaps the greatest Innovation In the
new charter Is In regard to the mainte
nance of the city's streets. In the past
the heavy taxpayers have opposed pay
ment by the city of the expense of keep
ing streets In order after they have been
Improved. But the condition of the streets
has been so bad that taxpayers agree
that It is wise to provide in the new
charter that, when a street is once im
proved, it shall be kept In repair during
Its natural life by the city. For this pur
pose revenue Is to be provided, and a
recommendation has been made that
three-fourths of a mill be levied for t'his
purpose. In addition, all the receipts of
the vehicle tax, which Is to be authorized
for the purposes of revenue, will go into
the street repair fund.
"A subject of Interest to bicycle riders
will be found in the provision empower
ing the levy of a small, reasonable tax
on bicycles for the construction of bi
cycle paths In the city on streets desig
nated by the City Council, the work to
be carried out under t!ho direction of the
FINE MINSTREL SHOW.
Richards and Prinsle Troupe 3InUe
a Skit at Cordray's.
Richards and Pringle's Minstrels, all
new, and with the best and brightest
first part and olio they have, ever as
sembled, appeared before a packed house
at Cordray's list night, and made a de
cided hit with their excellent perform
ance. The audience expected something
good In the way of minstrelsy, and they
were not disappointed, for, from the
beautiful first part, with its sumptuous
Japanese setting, to the concluding num
ber In the specialty bill, everything Tas
bright and lively, and, save fqr one or
two aged Jokes, without which no min
strel show could hope to succeed, bran
The curtain rises on a garden scene in
the realm of the Mikado, gleaming with
oriental splendor, and tinkling with a
myriad of glittering lights. The min
strels, in the guise of gentlemen of
Japan, greet the audience with selections'
from "The Mikado," and, hiving made
their welcome secure, proceed to provide
a first-class entertainment. The members
in the first part come rapidly. Dick
Thomas, an unctuous comedian, sings
"You Ain't the Hottes Coon in Town"
in a rollicking fashion that results in a
boisterous recall. J. A. Watts, In a fal
setto tenor, renders "You Tell Me Your
Dream," with chorus. Arhle Stevenson
sings an ode to his "razzer" that is
worth hearing. C. A. Hughes, balladlst,
contributes a sentimental number. Kid
Langford raises the hair of the audience
with his "Ghost of a Coon," R. L. Wil
son sings "Asleep In the Deep " and
Harry Fiddler, who Is without exception
the best colored comedian ever seen in
Portland, gives astonishingly clever Im
itations, and sings a coon song that is
the hit of the evening.
The olio consists of a number of good
features, chief among which Is the mu
sical "tura" of the Houseleys with their
aluminum chimes, trombones and other
Instruments. The cycle skating of Christ
tlan wis another decided novelty, the
graceful" entertainer using the first pair
of single wheel pneumatic tire skates
ever seen in Portland. The Alabama
quartet sang too few songs to satisfy
the audlence.who seemed inclined to keep
them on all the evening. Shields did
some creditable slick wire walking.
Harrv Fiddler gave a clever sketch, and
the Alabama quartet concluded the en
tertainment with a melodious and well
staged plantation skit. Taken as a
whole, the performange is the best of its
kind ever seen at Cordray's, and should
do a big week's business. It will be the
attraction the rest of the week.
TIMBER .GOING FAST.
At Present Rate of Cutting: the For
ests of America Will' Be Rased
In About Sixty Years.
Washington. A valuable report on the
lumber trade Is now being prepared for
public information by the Bureau of Sta
tistics, which estimites that the stand
ing timber in th'e United States now cov
ers an area of 1,094,496 square miles, and
contains a supply of 2,300,000,000,000 feet.
The states having the largest supply of
timber are as follows:
So, miles. I Sq miles
Texas G4,000Callfornla 44,700
Oregon 54,300Montana 42.C00
Minnesota 52,200iJeorgia .......,. 42.000
Washington ....47,7Q0,UIssouri 41,000
We are cuttfng our timber- at the rate of
about 40,000,000,000 feet a year, and if the
same average Is continued our supply will
last about 60 years. The following tables
show tho estimated supply and the an
supply, ft. cut. ft.
Southern States. 700,000.000,000 10,000,000,000
Lake region 500,000,000.000 18,000.000,000
Mountain States. 100,000,000,000 2,000,000,000
Pacific States.... 1.000,000.000.000 4,000,000,000
In Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan
last year the lumber cut amounted to
6,153,940,000 feet, which was a decided fail
ing off from the average during the last
10 years. The maximum was reached in
1S90, when the total lumber cut was 8.S98,
553,357 feet, but it has been growing less
annually until It had reached the mini
mum in 1S9S, with a total of 6.153,297,000
feet. The shingle cut in the Lake region
has been falling off In a similar manner,
the total In 1S99 being 4,320,323,850. which
has fallen off In 10 years to 2,861,497,000.
Chicago and Cleveland are the great
lumber markets of the Lakes. Last year
Chicago handled 378,546,000 feet, and Cleve
land 399,704,000. If you add South Chicago
It will increase the total of the Chicago
district to 486.2S6O00 Althouch the gen
eral trade has fallen off considerably dur
ing the last four years It has been In
creasing In Chicago.
The export of lumber isbecomlng a very
important feature of our foreign com
merce, having nearly doubled within the
last 10 years. The total exports of wood
and manufactures of wood last year were
valued at $50,598,410, most of the lumber
having been sent from the Pacific Coast
to South America and the Asiatic coun
tries. Owing to the activity of the American
Forestry Association, the Government has
at last inaugurated a systematic forestry
policy. Sustained by public sentiment.
Congress has passed laws to protect the
forest reserves by providing what
amounts to a self-supporting administra
tion. By this departure the permanent
Interests of communities dependent upon
the forests are protected, the enormous
waste that has been going on for many
years is prevented, and the commercial
supply of timber is Increased. There has
been considerable apprehension of a tim
ber famine. Industries whose depend
ence upon timber Is direct have looked
upon the disappearance of our forests
with fear for the future. Among lumber
men also there has appeared an awaken
ing as to the best pollcv to be followed In
the shrinkage of tho timbered acreage.
This discussion has taken various forms,
but the newer policy Is marked by a far
sighted system of management and the
consolidation of properties Into tracts or
ganized as large estates or as corpora
tions. They are based on the belief It en
hanced prices. Therefore, corporations
and Individuals are seeking timber as an
Investment whose value Is destined to In
crease with the demand and tho reduction
of the supply of lumber. This policy has
found place In the management of timber
lands owned by railway corporations In
the Southwest and the Northwest.
A recent volume by A. ilelard, a French
official, on the lumber situation In the
world's trade, sounds n note of warning
at the astonishing rate at which consump
tion is proceeding In the leading countries.
France, It Is estimated, consumes about
20000,000 cubic meters for firewood and
aftout 6 000000 meters of lumber, nearly
half of which latter requirement has to
be Imported. England, Germany and Bel
glum are In a similar position, as in all
these countries the Industries requiring
lumber as material of development are In
a most flourishing condition. For the
present these deficiencies In lumber sup
ply are made up from Austria-Hungary,
from Sweden and Norway, from Finland,
from Russia, from Roumanla, from Bosnia-Herzegovina
and from the United
States and Canada. These deficiencies, ac
cording to M. Melard, are made good by
the continued destruction of forests. The
world as a whole, especially the Euro
pean and North American world. In the
north temperate zone. Is rapidly exhaust
ing Its capital investment Instead of living
on Its yearly Interest In the lumber re
sources of these nations taken as a whole.
In all these possibilities the lumber
trade of the United States has a more or
less Immediate interest. That interest,
however, does not center in our ability to
compete with other countries In the eale
of manufactured lumber, but In the ca
pacity to foresee that In many respects
the United States has a monopoly of tho
best available timber resources In the
world. Of course. Canada Is now to some
extent a competitor, but to a greater ex
tent a source of raw materials for our
manufacturers. If such foresight preval's
in our lumber trade policy, the United
States will sooner or later send less of
her lumber and more wood manufactures
into the world's markets. For the fiscal
year ended June 30, 1900, the timber and
lumber exports amounted to $30,000,000 In
value, compared with $11 200.000 for manu
factures of wood. The wiser policy of the
future Is to put the emphasis on the do
mestic consumption of lumber and timber
In wood-working Industries In order to
add every possible profitable Increment 'o
the value of the products of our forests
before they leave our shores. The growth
of wood-working Industries in the South,
the progress of the furniture Industry,
the vehicle Industry and the box and bar
rel industries for foreign account all show
what can be done In this direction for tho
development of values. With the devel
opment of values will come that premium
on timber lands which must automatically
put an end to the vandalism of wasteful
OUT OF WINTER QUARTERS
Midvny Animnls Ready for the
Children living on the river front, on the
West Side, thought a new circus had
struck Portland yesterday morning, when
a caravan of museum animals passed
through town from the south. The outfit
belonged to the Midway show, which
was here at the Street Fain last Summer.
It was returning from Winter quarters at
Bertha, some four miles south of town,
on the West Side railroad. There were
portable cages of tigers, and lions, and
a few haggard camels, and donkeys, be
sides several road-worn box wagons
loaded with scenery and show properties.
The animals and goods .were stored in a
brick warehouse at the foot of Fifth
street, near the Grand Central Station,
and will remain there until the show sea
son opens In March, when they will start
for California. The camels, lions and
tigers did not do very well at Bertha,
the men said, as there was no adequate
means of keeping the animals warm,
If Baby Is Cutting Teeth.
Be sure and use that old and well-tried remedy,
Mrs Wlnslow. Soothing Syrup, for children
teething. It soothes the child, softens the Bums,
allays all pain, cures wind colic and diarrhoea.
BRICK DEPARTMENT STORJ3 FOR
Multnomah Camp of Woodmen Plan
nine to Erect a Lodge Building
AJblna has made a good start in the Im
provement line for 1901, and promises to
lead all other sections on the East Side.
The most Important building started last
week was the two-story brick department
store on Williams avenue. It will cost
over $20,000. George W. Bates is the
builder. Excavation for the basement has
been begun. The contractor will remove
a block of earth 10 feet deep and 100x90
feet square. When A. B. Manley put up a
three-story brick on Williams avenue,
a block north of the new Bates building,
about 10 years ago, he was laughed at
and his judgment criticised, but Albina's
growth has justified his enterprise. Since
then three brick buildings have been
erected on Williams avenue, and work, on
the fourth Is under way.
The street-car line on Williams avenue
will be double-tracked from Cherry street
to Killlngsworth avenue, and thence west
to Ockley Green. There is a single track
from Cherry to Stanton. This will be
shifted to one side and the second track
laid. Northward from Morris street there
Is a movement on foot to have Williams
avenue improved full width with gravel
while the double track Is being put down.
That part of the Hogue tract between
Williams and "Vancouver avenues has,
passed Into tne hands of new owners, who
announce that they will open and grade
streets hitherto closed. .This will be a
great Improvement for Upper Alblna.
In East Portland there Is a movement
looking to the erection of a department
store building on Grand avenue and East
Morrison street. A suitable building will
be put up, If a firm will lease it, but so
far nothing definite has been done. The
poor condition of Grand avenue Is a bar to
building enterprises of any sort.
Multnomah Camp. No. 77, Woodmen of
the World, Is negotiating for the purchase
of the lot 90x50 on the southeast corner
of Grand avenue and East Alder street.
The lodge will build a twostory brick
with a large hall on the second floor, if
It can secure a suitable site.
"Will Spend Ttvo Tears in Alaska.
Adolph Le Lewes, Archie Le Lewes and
Wlllard TCenrs, three well-known Portland
young men, left last night for two years or
mining in Alaska. Yesterday afternoon a
dinner was given in their honor at the
home of Mr. Kerns' mother, Mrs. R. A.
Wills. 488 East Alder street. 17 relatives
and friends attending to say good-bye to
them. The young men went to Seattle,
where they will take steamer for Skag
way. Besides a few simple articles, the
only baggage they had was their bicycles.
They expect to wheel down the Yukon
to Dawson from White Horse Rapids.
Adolph Le Lewes, who came back from
Alaska last year with $1300, which ho
cleaned up In less than two years, 1? In
charge of the party. On his advice tho
bicycles are taken. When he was return
ing up the Yukon he saw others traveling
on wheels. At Dawson City they will sell
or store their bicycles.
Two Mail Deliveries at Sunnyside.
Sunnyside has two mall deliveries a day
under the new arrangement. The Sunny
side carrier's district formerly extended
from East Twentieth street eastward to
the dty limits. This territory has been
reduced by cutting off the portion be
tween East Twenty-ninth and East Twen
tieth streets, and the carrier Is enabled
to deliver mail morning and afternoon.
The part cut off has been added to Station
A. The Sunnyside carrier handles consid
erable mail outside of his district, but
does not go outside the district to do so.
The mall Is left at places where people
can get It-
Well Improved District.
With the Improvement 6f Hancock
street will be completed the series of
streot Improvements In Upper Alblna be
tween Williams avenue and East Seventh
street, and from Hancock north to Will
lams avenue. Every street In this district
has been improved with upland gravel.
In all thero are over 12,000 feet of grav
eled streets. That portion of Upper Al
blna has the best streets on the East
Side. Owners of houses In this district say
buildings rent better and command higher
rents than over before.
Ennt Side Notes.
Lev. H. S. Templeton, pastor of the
Westminster Presbyterian Church, will
lecture at the church this evening oh
"Christ In Art."
Special revival services will be held
every night this week at 7:20 at the First
United Evangelical Church, East Tenth
and East Sherman streets.
Tho funeral of William Capllnger, a
veteran of the Mexican and Civil Wars,
took place yepterday afternoon, under the
direction of George Wright Post. G. A, R.
The funeral of Mrs. Lena Westlund,
wife of Ole Westlund, who died at her
home In Sunrise Park, Montavllla, Janu
ary IS, took place yesterday afternoon.
Interment was in Lone Fir cemetery.
Rev. W. S. Wright, pastor of Sellwood
Presbyterian Church, preached last night
on the evils" of gambling, and the neces
sity for enforcement of the law against
It. He warned young men not to gamble.
The ladle3 of Sunnyside Congregational
Church will give a social at the home of
Mrs. M. A. McGlll, Mead building, Be'.l
mont street, Sunnyside, tomorrow even
ing. An impromptu programme will be
Otto Kleemann, superintendent of con
struction of the new machine ships of the
Southern Pacific Railway Company, re
turned a few days ago from San Fran
cisco, Sacramento and Los Angeles. Cal.
Mrs. Klconann Is spending the Winter
with her parents at Los Angeles. Hr
health is Improving.
Notice of the city's intention to Improve
East Thirty-third street, between Bel
mont street and Hawthorne avenue, is be
ing published. Property-owners between
Belmont and East Stark streets are talk
ing of having the improvement extended
north to East Stark. This will have to
be done by separate petition.
MORE LOG RAFTS.
Captain Robertson Will Build Three
at Westport, Or.
Captain" H. R. Robertson, of the Rob
ertson Raft Company, is at the Portland.
He expects to start 40 men bulldlnsr a huge
log raft at Wtestport, Or., about February
16. He Is removing the cradle from Stella,
Wash., where he has built rafts hereto
fore. He thinks everything will be in
shape within a few weeks to permit of
his rolling the piling into place for a
raft 625 feet long, which will draw be
tween 25 and Sfr feet when launched. Un
less hostile legislation head? him off. Cap
tain Robertson will construct three of
these hlg rafts at Westport the coining
"The construction of these big bundles
of piling," the captain said last even-'
lng, "will put between $75000 and $100,000
into circulation on the Lower Columbia
this season, and as most of this money
will find its way to Portland, it will help
the business men of this city that much."
captain Robertson has no doubt that
the rafts will reach San Francisco, aa
they will be secured against wreck on
tne way, no matter how rough the sea
may be. The weather will be consulted,
however, and the rafts will not be towed
to sea in a season when storms are
likely to blow up.
Speaking of the bill now before Con
gress to prohibit the towing of rafts In
Fine Instruments for Little
Money, and on Easy Pay
We are now offering every one of our
pianos, among them the three very best
instruments the world produces, handled
here In the Northwest only by Ellera
Piano House, at tremendously low prices.
We do this in order to turn the largest
possible amount of our stock Into money
or Interest-bearing paper, in order to buy
out a retiring partner's Interest.
A good piano lasts a lifetime. Nothing
can give the whole family more genuine
enjoyment and pleasure.
A good piano is an incentive to higher
education and culture an education that
will at once introduce you into the very
A musical education may stand that
little dauchtcr of yours in good stead,
should reverses of fortune ever come.
You may buy a fine piano now at Ellers
Piano House on specially easy terms of
payment. A small payment down, bal
ance In convenient monthly payments;
and you have here the largest assortment
of fine pianos to select from, embracing
the greatest variety of styles and woods
See those fancy $350 cabinet grand up
rights, now $246 and $238. Remember our
store number, 351 Washington street, In
the new Music building.
American waters, Captain Robertson said
there would be more reason to pass a '
law forbidding the shipment of lumber by
vessels In the Winter time. "There are
three derelict vesstls now between here
and San Francisco, whose whereabouta
aro unknown," he said. "These are
dangerous to navigation, aa they are prob
ably bottom up In the trough of the sea,
and may be lying directly in the path of
coasting vessels. Nobody Is looking for
them, as they are not worth the trouble,
while" If a log raft was adrift. It would bo
worth while to go out and find it."
ANNUAL SCHOOL MEETING.
Several Parts of Town Demand Ad
A large attendance is expected at tho
annual meeting of the taxpayers of Port
land school district in the High School
assembly hall this evening. The ques
tion of tax levy will come up after the
report of the School Directors has been
read. As there are several demands for
more school buildings and Tepajrsand
talk o'f kindergartens, an Interesting dis
cusslon may arise. The levy for 1900 was
4.8 mills. The Directors found the reve
nue derived none too large, and- so needed
repairs have been postponed, as well aa
the completion of new school buildings.
Central East Portland will have a strong
delegation on hand to urge the comple
tion of the new Central School, which was
begun two years ago, and suspended after
four rooms had bpen completed. The re
cent diphtheria scare In that neighbor
hood has intensiaed the demand for a new
South Portland wants more school room,
as the four rooms built on Conbett street
last year have been crowded for some
time. The Falling School, on Hooker
street, Is the only gradea school In that
section, and pupils from Fulton, as well
as from Hamilton avenue, are obliged lo
travel long distances to reach the Falling
School. 'Many residents of the southern
end of the city think that the South Port
land School should be enlarged and made
a grade'd school. Thls'would shorten the
trips of the pupils, and at the same time
relieve the crowded condition of the Fail
Afire la Opportunity.
PORTLAND, Jan. 20. (To the Editor.)
Cicero shows with much skill how untrue
it is that old age unfits men for active
employment. Much of the world's most
Important business is transacted by old
men. Thus, the Senatus Seriate as the
Latin name Implies, Is made up of seniors,
the elders. The pilot may be unable to
run up and down the mast as nimbly as
a young sailor lad, but he steers nonp
the worse for being old. For age Is op
portunity no less than youth, though In
another dress. H.
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The next term will open Monday, Feb. 4, at
9 A. M. Classes will be opened at the begin
ning of the term In Algebra, Geometry, Latin,
Greek, English History, Roman History, Phys
ical Geography. Chemistry and Botany. Spe
cial students received for one or more studies.
If taken with the regular classes or cata
logue address PORTLAND ACADEMY, Port
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Library Association of
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Two books allowed on all subscriptions
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AH shoes reduced
in price except contract
goods . .
Child's and misses school shoes1,
$1.50 and $2 values, at 75c.
Women's button and lace, mlxedjot,
values to $3.50, at 95c.
Women's button shoes, sizes 2 to
4, at 50c.
Women's storm calf and k'ld lace,
$3 values, at $1.95. ,
E. C. GODDARD & CO.
Brings on bad eyes. Aid the sight
by resting the optic nerve with a
pair of our easy glasses. They act
as a restful stimulant, relieve tho
strain and bring back health. You
can change your glasses, but not
your eyes. Take care of those you
have that their use may 'not be de
nied you In old age.
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TEETH EXTRACTED AND FILLED
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and apply gold crowns and porcelain
crowns undetectaule from natural teeth,
and warranted for 10 years. WITHOUT
THE LEAST PAIN. All work done by
GRADUATED DENTISTS of from 12 to
20 years' experience, and each depart
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a call, and you will find us to do exactly
as we advertise. We will tell you in ad
vance exactly what your work will cost
by a FREE EXAMINATION.
SET TEETH $5.00
GOLD CROWNS $5.00
GOLD FILLINGS $1.00
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Fourth and Morrison Sts., Portland, Or.
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