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THE MOILING OHEGONIAN, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1901.
OLDS, TOli I KING
Last day for Special Sale of Bisque Statuary, Vases and
Candelabra Crockery department. . . New Ailovcr Laces,
Gold Embroidered Satins and Persian Mousseiine De Soie,
More New Fancy L'Aiglon Belts and Neckwear.
A NEW GROUP OF SPECIAL BARGAINS
FOR THRIFTY BUYERS
AT HALF OR LESS
About eighty of last Winter's
capes to bs closed out this
week at as absurdly little
prices as were the jackets
last week. We will sell
KERSEY CLOTH CAPE3
Sinale or double, braid or fur
trimmed, black, brown, green j
or navy, usual price $7.50, 1
At 9 ftfc ozrU I
4&V lMMjfKJ VU VI I
Navy and black cloth capes,
Usual price $3.00.
At $1.50 each
Richly embroidered, either
plain or box pleat back,
usual price $9.75,
At $3.98 each
All useful all the year round
garments forthosewho value
comfort more than style.
Special Sale of
Black Taffeta Silks
During balance of week only,
$1.35 quality, 36inches wide
for $1.19 yard; 75c quality,
19 inches wide for 64-c yard;
65c quality, 19 inches wide
for 52c yard.
FOR NEW DRY BOOK
Many Wish the Governor to
Veto the Bill
AND MANY URGE HIM TO SIGN
It In Pointed Ont That the Principal
Section Is Amulenonn Heavy
Taxpayers WHKnjr to
Stand the Burden.
There is more than an additional town
ship of land in the new district known as
the Port of Portland. All that part of
"Western Multnomah lying north of town
ship 1 north was formerly excluded from
the district. In the bill now before the
Governor for his approval or disapproval
no part of the county west of the line
between ranges 2 and 3 is outside the
Port of Portland. That takes In about
a township and a half, at and below the
mouth of the Willamette River. Mr.
Hughes roughly estimates the taxable
valuation in the new territory at about
1100,000. It Is within the scope of opera
tions of corporation, and was Included
In the Jiew limits, because the Port of
Portland Commission might find It ad
visable to do some of its work In that
section, rather than for the little ad
ditional revenue that would thus be ob
tained. The section authorizing the Port of
Portland to build or acquire and operate
a drydock is as follows:
Bee C. The said the Port of Portland shall
have power to. In its discretion, acquire, own
and hold a sight for, and to erect, hold, own
and operate a drydock, at and within the
boundaries of the Port of Portland, on the
"Willamette River, on the terms and conditions
following', that is to say: 1. That the said
drydock shall not be less than of sufficient
elze and capacity to accommodate vessels of
400 feet In lenjrth. 2. That the same shall be
constructed of the style or pattern known as
a floating: drydock, that is, so as to float and
rle and fall with the water in the river. 3.
That f&id drydock shall be permanently located
In or on a site to be secured therefor by pur-
chase, lease or ffirt. and which shall be so ex
cavated aa to allow of the dock floating: there
in, which site shall be on boundaries of the
Port of Portland. 4. That said dock shall be so
located and constructed as that at extreme
low water In the Willamette River the same
shall admit vessels drawing 20 feet of water;
provided, always, that nothing herein con
tained shall be construed as to authorize the
said the Port of Portland to carry on the
work of repairing, cleaning or painting ves
sels, but that under such rules and regulations
and changes as the said Port of Portland may
make, and that paid dock shall be at all times
open to the various mechanics of the City of
Portland lor the performing of such work.
A great deal at influence is being brought
to bear for and against the approval of
the bill, on the ground that it is am
biguous and that It authorizes burden
some taxation. It gives authority to ex
pend 5400,000 in building or acquiring a
drydock, to be located "on boundaries
of the Port of Portland." This expendi
ture, in addition to that already Incurred
by the Port of Portland, Is deemed by
many to be an unwarranted burden on
the taxpayers, and this is being urged by
some against approval of the measure.
On the other hand, many large taxpay
ers take the opposite view, and are urging
the Governor to sign the bill, saying It
is the only chance Portland has to get a
drydock, and that they are willing to bear
their share of the tax. t
AGREED ON A T" RAIL.
Street Itnilvc-ays and Board of Pub
lic Work Come to Ternm.
The Board of Public "Works met yester
day afternoon, chiefly for the considera
tion of the kind of rail to be laid down
on Third street by the City & Suburban
Railway Company. General Manager H.
C. Campbell and President Tyler Wood
ard were present to explain to the board
the advantage of the T rail both to the
city and the railway company. The rails
that the company proposes to lay down
are described as being seven-Inch, S0
pound rails and CO feet in length. These
will be the heaviest street-car rails ever
used in Portland, and the joints will be
welded so as to avoid bumps. The foun
dations under the track are to be dug to
All Silk Ribbons
At 19c yard
Usual price 30c. This reduc
tion due to a change soon to
take place in our ribbon stock.
These are soft, glossy, new
things, either plain or fancy
patterns, and are very desir"
able for neckwear or decora
Closing many small lots of
flannel, serge and cheviot
waists, either of sailor or of
"mothers' friend" styles.
Usual price to $1.00,
All at 37c each
Ladies' Vests 2Qc ea.
Medium weight Egyptian
yarn, double felled seams,
excellent finish. Usual price
Prime 25c grade
At I7c pair
Fast black brilliant cotton,
double heels, toes and soles,
high spliced ankles, season
a good depth, filled with macadam, then
with a six-Inch layer of concrete, and the
surface covering to be of Belgian blocks.
This plan seemed to meet the approval of
the majority of the board, and the com
pany was requested to submit formal pro
posals for the carrying out of the Im
provement. A contract will then prob
ably be made for the maintenance of the
street between the rails by the company.
The City Attorney -was instructed to
draw up a contract for street lighting and
city lights with the Portland General
Electric Company for the amount author
ized of ?33,000 a year, or for 542,000 if a
less number of lights -were taken.
It was decided to advertise for bids for
the street improvements authorized at the
last meeting of the City Council.
Mr. Burrell reported on observations
made in San Francisco on the contract
system of street cleaning and street
sprinkling In vogue there, whereby pay
ment is made per square yard for tho
street space actually cleaned or sprinkled.
President A. L. Mills, of the board, left
for the East last evening, and, during
his trip, will Investigate the system fol
lowed In Eastern cities in street clean
ing and sprinkling and various other
BICYCLE LICENSE IS $i.
Legislature Changed the Fee in Mr.
The bicycle bill prepared by W. W.
Bretherton was passed by the Legisla
ture in its original form, except in the
provision for licensing bicycles of riders
using cycle paths, the amount to be re
quired was raised from 25 cents to $1 per
annum. Mr. Bretherton remarked yester
day that he did not altogether approve of
the change, but said he was glad the
bill was put through, otherwise there
might have been no legislation on the sub
ject that would have been effective. The
object of Mr. Bretherton's bill was to
give the County Court power to build
city paths where they were wanted. He
consulted with the County Commissioners
of Multnomah on this point, and they were
of the opinion that the County Court
should have that power. Inasmuch as a
cycle path Is really a part of the road and
should be under the control of the county.
"When the bill was first brought up be
fore the Multnomah delegation there was
strong opposition to considering It, and It
came near being shelved. Its provisions
were explained, however, and it was then
pushed through. The objection urged
against It was that the license was man
datory on all wheels, but when It was
understood that the license could be col
lected only from those who used the cycle
paths there was no further objection to It.
Governor Geer, said Mr. Bretheton, -was
very much interested in the measure, as
he is quite an enthusiastic wheelman,
and he, with others, thought that the li
cense should be placed at 51 per annum
for those who make general use of the
cycle paths. To them 23 cents seemed al
together too small and would not yield
enough money to make the collection of
the license even an object, and hence fl
was inserted. Mr. Bretherton's object in
providing a license was to raise a sum
sufficient to maintain and keep In repair
paths already constructed, and he con
sidered 23 cents enough for that purpose.
He says the law Is all right and will
stand, but If found Imperfect In any way
it can be remedied, the main object being
to get something done, and this was ac
complished. According to the bill, its provisions are
mandatory for Multnomah County, which
has the population that the new law
requires to make It so, but in all other
counties, where the population is under
the requirement (and all outside of Mult
nomah have less). It is optional. The va
rious County Courts can do as they see
fit, when a petition Is presented to them
for construction of a path. "With this dis
tinction construction of cycle paths will
come under the control of the County
Courts. There had been much complaint
in this county that wheelmen and wheel
women who never used the cycle paths
had to help pay for their construction,
and this is what led to the movement for
breaking down the old law. but under
the new law the 51 license can be collected
only from those who use the paths, thus
doing away with one cause of complaint;
but the point will be In collecting the Jl
Imposed. The Sheriff is required to do this
with his other duties. A great many will
gladly pay the 51. but a great many others
will not pay, and will continue to use the
paths Just the same as those who do pay.
The Sheriff is authorized to proceed
against those who use paths and who
have no license tag, and the cost to such
a one will be about C5. In Wisconsin it
costs a wheelman 550 who is caught rid
ing a cycle path without a license tag.
Still to collect this tax will require spe
cial deputies to watch the paths. Mr.
Bretherton does not think the law per
fect, but believes a good start has been
made in the right direction. The collec
tion of the license of 51 will probably com
mence at the time general taxes become
Eyes tested free of charge by com- j
J2 superb line of newest
in pinks, blues and navy.
Splendid value at 71
10c. Today only, at
JLUUtL lHTTb.RSt OCv
See display in Millinery
English and American
are combined in the
"WJIMPIL PURE Qcn
BYE" Silks OJt
The Ideal Slllc for Waists.
on sale in sheet music
18 NEW LOCOMOTIVES
HEAVY ROLLING STOCK FOR THE
O. R. & S. Co.
RiKKcr Ensinei Thnn Are Now on
the System Immcnnc Prenaed Steel
Cars on the Way.
The O. R. & N. has contracted for IS
new locomotives and 20 large, pressed
steel ballast or ore cars to be delivered
before July. Two of the locomotives,
switch engines weighing 120,000 pounds
each apart from tender, and all the bal
last cars, are now on the way to Oregon
this side of Omaha. The other 1G loco
motives are expected to be delivered In
May and June.
Six of the new machines will be pas
senger locomotives weighing 160,003 pounds
each, with 20x2&-lnch cylinders. Ten of
them will be freight engines weighing 1S3,-
000 each. These are compound engines
with cylinders 15x26xC0 Inches. Each of
the tanks will be of GC00 gallons ca
pacity. Each of the tenders will weigh
103,000 pounds. These will be by far the
largest locomotives on the system, the
biggest now in operation weighing but
STILL SETTLERS ARE COMIXG.
400 Left St. Paul Ycjiterdny for
Washington and. Oregon.
ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 26. The number
of today's westbound homeseekers is
about the same as a week ago. Addi
tional coaches were attached to the reg
ular trains to the limit of the hauling
capacity of the locomotives. On the "Soo"
line there were a large number of pas
sengers for North Dakota. Perhaps In all
the Great Northern and Northern Pacific
carried out 400 homeseekers for "Wash
ington and Oregon. Tomorrow's trains,
however, will be as large, if not larger,
than those of a week ago. The general
passenger agents of each road have or
dered one extra train each and are pre
pared to send out an additional train.
Reports received by them Indicate that
there will be a great rush tomorrow. The
traffic Is about equally divided. All will
go through to Washington. Three car
loads of today's passengers came from
Another Road for Klamath Fall.
KLAMATH FALLS, Or.. Feb. 24.
Through San Francisco sources facts have
come to the surface regarding the co
operation of the Southern Pacific Com
pany and owners of large tracts of
Klamath County timber for the building
or a railroad from Klamathon, Cal., up the
Klamath River to Klamath Falls. The
Pakegama Sugar Pine Lumber Company
Is the leader among Interested timber
owners. This company has Its mills at
Klamathon. to which point logs are float
ed down the Klamath River, necessitating
much waste, besides great Inconvenience.
With a railroad, the mills will be located
in tho forests. At Klamath Falls the line
will connect by steamers with Upper
Klamath Lake and tributary streams,
thus opening to market over 350.CCO acres
of valuable pine lying north and north
west of here.
In addition to tho lumber business,
stockraising, agriculture, dairying and
various other Interests will contribute
large support and have long -warranted
the Introduction of a railroad.
This proposed road, which It is reliably
reported will be constructed without de
lay. Is one of several lines projected from
different directions to Klamath Falls,
and there is every assurance that much
needed railroad facilities will not longer
be withheld from this county.
Preparing for Sale of D. Jfc R. G.
DENVER. Colo., Feb. 26. The Post to
"The final inspection of the Denver &
Rio Grande before Its sale to the East
ern railroad syndicate began at 7 o'clock
this morning. President Jeffcry and Gen
eral Manager Metcalfe, of the Denver &
Rio Grande, left Denver at that hour in
a special train, with the right of way
over the entire system.
"The two men will note carefully the
condition of the tracks and rolling stock
and will fix a price upon the system in ac
cordance with Instructions from the board
More Men on Oregon City Sonthcrn
OREGON CITY. Feb. 26. An additional
force of men was put to work this morn
ing by the Oregon City & Southern Rail
way, and construction is now being
pushed between Oregon City and Cane
mah. It is the intention to have all this
road completed to the southern limits
of Canemah by April 1, except the cross
ings over the Southern Pacific tracks.
It Is said that President Mellln. of the
Northern Pacific, will be out to the Pa
cific Coast the latter part of the week.
Martin L. Sykes, vice-president of the
Artistic Picture Framing at Popular
J break in
Our entire stock of Mir'
rors at prices cut
20 to 33
below regular prices.
12c stand and hand mirrors at 03
15c stand and hand mirrors at 03
25c triplicate and hand mirrors at.. .17
33c stand mirrors ..: 22
50c triplicate mirrors 33
Toe hand mirrors 59
51.00 hand mirrors 79
54.00 boudoir mirrors 3.15
$6.00 boudoir parlor mirrors 4.50
510 boudoir and parlor mirrors.... 8.00
518.50 boudoir and parlor mirrors.. 14.00
JI big special purchase of
Turkish towels and hem.'
med huck towels enables
us to offer exceptional
12$c, 18c, 23c
Chicago & Northwestern and the Chicago,
St. Paul. Minneapolis & Omaha lines, will
retire in June.
William C. Campbell, of Spokane, claims
to be the inventor of a double deck live
stock and fruit car. Interested with him
Is F. M. Humphrey of Pendleton.
A special from Pullman states that the
Palouse & Lcwlston branch of the North
ern Pacific, which is now open to Julla
ctta, Idaho, will not be open to Lewiston
before Sunday or Monday. Passengers
for Lewiston go to Upiontown, thence
S0USA AT THE MARQUAM.
The Splendid Worlc of His Band In
Sousa comes this year fresh from Eu
ropean trlumps such as have never be
fore been won by an American military
band. It was not to be wondered at,
therefore. If some feeling of patriotic
pride should enter into the enthusiastic
greeting given him yesterday afternoon
and evening at the Marquam. It was not
so large an audience In the afternoon as
he has been accustomed to on his pre
vious visits to Portland, but It was fully
as clamorous for encores, and In the even
ing the theater was crowded from pit to
dome with enthusiastic admirers of the
band. From, the moment the curtain went
up and Sousa was seen standing erect and
handsome, baton in hand, among his CO
men, the fusillade of aplpause began, and
broke out with unabated force at the
close of every number, the climax being
reached after Sousa's new march, "Hall
to the Spirit of Liberty," which was com
posed for the dedication of the Lafayette
monument in Paris. July i, 1900. During
several selections the appreciative audi
ence, not able to wait to show Its ap
proval, event went so far as to Join In
with the brass.
Sousa, as usual, was generous with his
encores, throwing In a large number of
extras, among them several of his own
A number of Interesting novelties were
Introduced Into the -programme the Egyp
tian ballet suite, Lulglnl-Sebek, which was
languorous and full of Oriental color,
Czlbulka's ball scenes, GHIet's "Ronde
de Nult." with Its weird, swinging
rythra. Among the other selections was
the grand scene, the "Death of Aida"
(Verdi). All of these gave new proof of
the extraordinary control Sousa has over
his men In their accuracy of phrasing,
the mighty swell of their crescendos, the
captivating beauty of their pianlsslmcs,
their delicate feeling for rythm.
As to the soloists, most of the old fa
vorites are here, together with two new
ones. Miss Blanche Duffleld, the new so
prano, has a clear, fresh, ringing voice of
such flexibility that It enables her to toss
off difficult roulades and cadenzas with
the grace and freedom of a bird. She has
a peculiarly winning personality, smiling
her way into every heart. Of course, her
solo number "Prlntemps," by Leo Stern,
brought her an encore to which she re
sponded with a charming English holiday
Miss Bertha Bucklln, the violinist,
showed considerable technical ability In
Wlenlawskl's "Souvenir de Moscow." She
seems to be an ambitious young woman,
who takes her art conscientiously, her
forte being technlc, rather than any un
usual poetic Instincts, or beauty of tone
production. She was encored and respond
ed with an elfin dance by Popper Hallr.
Herbert L. Clarke, the cornet!st,:
brought a noble tone out of his In
strument. He gave one of his own com
positions, "The Bride of the Waves,"
which was followed by the "Holy City"
The numbers which most delighted the
crowded house In the evening were Arth
ur Prycr's magnificent trombone solos,
two of which were encores, and the
harmonious sextette from "Lucia dl Lam
mermoor," by cornets, trombones and eu
phonium. On the whole Sousa's band Is not heard
to such advantage at the Marquam as
in a larger auditorium, such as the Arm
ory, where they gave their concerts on
their last visit to this city.
WILL MAKE A FINK ROADWAY
Eat Taylor Street a Xevr Thorough
fare to Mount Tabor.
Work is progressing finely on East Tay
lor street Improvement and with favor
able weather it should be completed with
in the next month. The grading has
been completed and the roadbed Is now
being graveled, the gravel coming from
the Mount Tabor pit. West from East
Thirty-fourth street a number of blocks
have already been graveled, the top dress
ing put on and ready for the roller. Be
tween East Sixteenth and East Nine
teenth streets, where there Is a deep ra
vine, the fill Is standing all right. This
is the most extensive fill In a street ever
undertaken on the East Side, and the,
cost has been heavy, but there will not
be constant repairs as would be the case
had an elevated roadway been built.
East Taylor will be a fine street, being at
the highest point between the Base Line
and Hawthorne avenue and reaching
into the center of Sunnyslde, and Is the
one street that may be extended through
to West avenue, Mount Tabor, when that-
Free instructions in art embroidery work today. (Second floor.)
English walking hats our own importation, now ready.
All of Sousa's popular
and thrilling music can be
found at our book depart
ment. Included are:
"Spirit of Liberty"
"Man Behind the Gun"
"Bride Elect" March
"Hands Across the Sea"
"Stars and Stripes For
ever" "El Capitan March"
"The Charlatan March"
And others. 23c copy.
The best built, the easiest
running, many styles, new
features. They are hand
somely upholstered, en
ameled or steel running
gear, cushion or rubber
tires, "ball bearings," pat
ent hubs, adjustable parts.
The largest variety in the
Northwest. $4.25 to $30.
Continues through the
week. Best styles and all
sizes. An accumulation of
slightly imperfect goods
from the largest manufac
turer in the country.
Collars 5 c ea. 50c doz.
Cuffs 10c pair.
district is annexed to Portland. East
Taylor is open through to Mount Tabor
Reception to n. Missionary.
A reception to Rev. George W. Hill, re
turned missionary, was given Monday
afternoon at the Second Baptist Church,
and was largely attended. Mr. Hill was
pastor of the church for two years some
thing over 10 years ago, just before ho
started for China as a missionary. Many
of his former friends were present to
give him greeting. He gave a pleasing
talk on his experiences in China. Mr.
Hill Is now in this country on account
of the failure of his health, and hopes
to bo fully restored.
East Side Notes.
Tr. P- H. Raffetv was summoned to
Dairy Creek, Washington County, by the
serious illness of his mother, who is a
pioneer of 1S52.
Will C. Balbach, of Grand Rapids, Mich.,
and Mrs. Mina Mason, daughter of Mrs.
Will Landauer, 925 East Stark street, are
visiting their relatives.
Work has been commenced on a two
story frame hotel building on Alblna ave
nue between Railway and Loring streets,
by John Everson. It will cost 5S000. It
will stand on the fill In Montgomery
John Conley, a well-known pioneer liv
ing near Meyer's sawmill, beyond Lents,
li.is hn serlouslv 111 with crip. There
was some Improvement yesterday. Mr. ,
Conley was among the earliest settlers In ;
V.o. nntvliVmyVirinri nnil ffpnt thpre about i
the tlmo the late Jacob Johnson settled !
on his farm.
After much delay the volunteer fire
men's building nt Sellwood Is to be light
ed by electricity. The transformer has
been put In the building and any rea
sonable number of electric lights may
be had In the hoscTOom and In the hall
on the second floor. The building has
been lighted by coal oil lamps, but there
was constant danger from explosion.
Dr. Wise, room G14. The Dekum.
ONLY A KOREAN.
Why Chinese "Would Xot Aid an
Oriental in Distress.
With an antiquated staff In one hand
and a bundle of herbs In the other, Mos
Kow, a native of Korea, fell In a faint
yesterday at Second and Davis streets,
and word was telephoned to the police
that a "Chinaman" was sick. Kow was
conveyed to police headquarters, where
he recovered, and a Chinese Interpreter
was sent for, but he turned up his nose
when ho saw the sick man. The two
Jabbered away In a sarcastic tone, and
Kow's eyes gleamed with anger. Then
the Chinese Interpreter got two of his
countrymen, and the trio gazed on Kow.
"What's all this about? Aren't you fel
lows going to help one of your country
men?" queried a police ofilcial.
"Me no savey him. and he no savey
me He Koree man," explained tho
interpreter, and he and his friends hur
Mos Kow said: "Me no go dese men.
In despair the police sent him to the
A prominent Chinaman afterward said:
"Korea Is not China, although our Em
peror has suzerainty over it. If Mos
Kow was a Chinaman, we would help him.
Mos Kow Is an herb doctor. If he Is sick,
why does he not cure himself by eating
some of his herbs? He's only a Korean."
The following data, covering a period
of 29 years, have been compiled from
the Weather Bureau records at Portland,
Temperature Mean or normal tempera
ture. 47 deg.; the warmest month was that
of 1SS9, with an average of 54; the coldest
month was that of 1S97, with an average
of 40; the highest temperature was 79. on
the 29th In 1SSS; the lowest temperature
was 20, on the 2d In 1SS6; average date on
whlch first "killing" frost occurred In
Autumn, November 26; average date on
which last "killing" frost occurred in
Spring. April 1L
Precipitation (rain and melted snow)
Average for the month, 5.54 Inches: aver
age number of days with .01 of an inch or
more, 17; the greatest monthly precipita
tion was 12.76 Inches In 1873; the least
monthly precipitation was 0.63 Inches In
1SS5; the largest amount of precipitation
recorded In any 24 consecutive hours was
2.25 inches on the 26th In 1SS3; the greatest
amount of snowfall recorded In any 24 con.
The latest in Scotch flan
nels have just come to
hand. Best quality, fine
soft finish, the prettiest of
designs. Silk stripes, dots
or figures. The daintiest
effects shown for Spring
and Summer wear. We've
40c, 45c, 50c, 60c yd.
New laces and embroi
deries for every use.
"Perrins" gloves for
Spring wear new shades.
The 1901 shirt waists in
all styles are ready.
Cheney Bros.' Foulards,
designs and colorings the
prettiest shown this sea
son. 85c, $1.00, $1.25 yd.
Advance styles in boys'
Spring clothing now being
Entire remaining stock
at cost. The most desirable
pieces, beautifully cut. An
opportunity for buying a
gift that every lady appre
ciates at a considerable
& FRANK COMPANY
28-inch, guaranteed color, Congo handle, steel rods, only 69c
FOR TODAY ONLY
Any 25c purse, Ladies' or Gentlemen's 1 6c
A few pair of Children's Rubbers, size 8, 8, 9, 9 and 10, per pair
A good English Needle, 25 in paper, per paper
secutlve hours was (record extending to
Winter of 18S4-S3 only) was 3.0 Inches on
the 20th In 1SS7.
Clouds and weather Average number of
clear days, 6: partly cloudy days, 10;
cloudy days, 15.
Wind The prevailing winds have been
from the south; the highest velocity of
the wind was 55 miles from the South on
the 25th In 1897.
Veteran Home From Wnnhlng;ton.
ALBANY, Or., Feb. 26. Captain Jason
Wheeler, a member of tho Oregon Indian
war veterans' delegation which went to
Washington In the Interest of the Indian
War pension bill now before Congress, re
turned home this morning. He reports
great encouragement for the measure
while the delegation were in the National
capital, though subsequent events indi
cate that the bill will not be acted upon
at this session. While In Washington
the members were elven a round of re
ceptions, being entertained at several of
the big clubs and having a special con
ference with President McKlnley, who
spoke warmly In favor of the pension
GOT HER COFFEE.
And It Palled Her Oat.
"Doctor after doctor said I should not
drink strong coffee. It struck me as
peculiar that this advice should be so uni
versal. "I have been a school teacher, and a few
years ago began to feel I was pretty well
worn out and nervous, found that I was
depending more and more upon my coffee
to carry me through my day's work. Many
times, when teaching In a boarding school,
I have asked the matron for a cup of cof
fee, 'strong,' because I felt I could not
get through the recitation without it.
"Of course, I was living on borrowed
strength, and two years ago the physical
crash came. Nervous prostration and
neurasthenia. For weeks I could not
even walk or stand alone. The physician
said it would be two or three years before
I could recover so as to be able to do any
thing. My appetite was gone. I could
not sleep, and I was In a desperate con
dition, nervous and otherwise.
"I was wanting coffee very' badly, but It
was kept from me. One morning about
three weeks after the break-down, the
nurse brought me a cup of coffee of de
licious flavor. 'May I have It?' I ex
claimed. 'Yes, the doctor says It will not
hurt you now.' I could not understand
It and did not try, but just drank the
coffee, and had It every morning after
"My appetite began to return with the
first cup, and I had been enjoying it for
a month of more when sister said: 'Does
your coffee taste as good as It did before
you were sick?' 'Oh. .yes,' I said; it
never tasted better.' 'Is it strong enough
to suit you?' I said: 'It could not be
Improved.' 'Do you know," she said,
'you are not drinking Mocha or Java,
but Postum Food Coffee.' And so It was,
every grain of It.
"I had often scoffed at Postum Food
Coffee before I knew of Its value, and its
"It has been a saviour to me. Instead of
'waiting two or three years to recover
strength, I am now in good working con
dition, six months after the break-down,
and feel better than I have in 10 years
past." S. W. H . Everett, Wash. Fun
name given by Postum Cereal Co., Ltd.,
Battle Creek, Mich.
There is a reason for such rapid recov
ery. Postum Food Coffee contains the
natural phosphate of potash and albumen
from the grains of the field, which Nature
has sent for the use of humanity In the
body. These materials combine in the
human system and go to mako up the
gray matter that fills the nerve cells In
the brain and all .through the structure.
We must furnish proper materials if we
would build the proper body.
You can get those materials In a de
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