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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, FRIDAY, MAY 10, 190i.
"VST- !(.!( i
MORE THAN A MILLION
BKORMOUS ARRIVALS OP PORT
XAXD WHEAT AT EUROPE.
"Scream Cargo "Worth. $8000 More
Than Last Year To Establish.
Station, at North. Head.
Arrivals out of grain from Portland
at Queenstown for the first three days
of this week -were over 1,000,000 bushels
of wheat, and 87,512 bushels of barley.
These are the heaviest arrivals that
have ever been reported from this port
In so short a space of time, and are due
to long passages made by some of the
November and December ships, and short
passages made by some of the January
ships. The ships arriving out at Queens
town or Falmouth on Monday. Tuesday
and "Wednesday of this week and the
cargo carried by them were as follows:
Leicester Castle ,4'S?
General MHlinet 3.g9
H. S. Charlotte U9.619
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IxjuIs Pasteur, bj,wm
Cromartyshire also carried S7.512 bush
els of barley.
The Leicester Castle, which arrived out
"Wednesday, made the longest passage
of the season to date, being out 168 days.
The Morven was 151 days on the way,
and her arrival leaves but two of the
1S00 ships yet to be heard from. They
are the Dunsure and Ardencraig. The
French bark Louis Pasteur, which ar
rived out yesterday, made a fine run of
119 days, and the General Melllnet got
In one day under the average by arriv
ing In 129 days. Seventeen of the Jan
uary ships are still on the way, but the
arrivals out for the rest of the week will
probably be quite heavy.
NORTH HEAD STATION.
Weather Bureau "Will Improve the
Service at the aioutft of the River.
"Weather Forecast Ofllcial E. A. Beals
and Architect E. M. Lazarus left today
for North Head, at the mouth of the
Columbia, to select a -site for a station
for reporting the arrival and departure
of vessels and the condition of the bar
at the mouth of the Columbia -River. The
station at the mouth of the river will
be in direct communication with Mr.
Beal's headquarters In this city, and the
reports Issued will be of great value to
the shipping community.
Mr. Beals has just returned from
Tatoosh Island, at the entrance of the
Straits of Fuca, where a station will be
erected for the purpose of reporting
ehips entering Puget Sound. This Island
is but a short distance from Port Cres
cent, on the mainland, and as its shores
are very rocky, a cable cannot be used
to advantage without', continual repairs.
To overcome this, wireless telegraphy
will be tried, and if successful will prove
of great assistance to Pacific coast snip
ping. COULD NOT ENTER NEHAIEM.
Old Channel Stopped Up "While Nevr
One Is Beins Formed.
ASTORIA, May 9. As the eteamer Sue
H. Elmore was coming tip from Tilla
mook yesterday, an attempt was made to
stop In at Nehalem to take on passengers
and freight, but the" vessel was unable
to enter the harbor, as the channel waa
stopped up. Captain Schrader, of the
Elmore, explains that an effort is being
made there to form a new channel which
would be a better and more direct one,
but while so doing the old channel has
been made so shallow that there Is now
no channel at all with sufficient depth
of water to take a vessel in or out. He
believes1, however, that the desired chan
nel will be finally cut through. Captain
Schrader also says that the tug Vosburg
and the barge C. H. "Wheeler are bar
bound at Nehalem for this reason.
"WHEAT "WAS CHEAPER.
Kerens' Cargo "Worth Nearly 98000
More Than Last Year.
The German ship Nereus, which cleared
yesterday, will leave down today. The
Nereus. which was dispatched by Bal
four, Guthrie & Co., has aboard 104,801
bushels of wheat, valued at $62,SSL While
wheat is considered pretty cheap at the
present time, it has been but little over
a year since it was materially cheaper
than it is now. The Nereus was cleared
from Portland In January, 1900. by the
Portland Flouring Mills Company with
102,906 bushels of the cereal valued at but
$55,000. It is thus apparent that with
practically the same sized cargo there
has been an increase in value of nearly
SSOOO. The freight rate on her present
trip is slightly over 40 shillings and a year
ago was 3Ss 9d.
New Record for Day's Run.
NEW YORK, May 9. The Hamburg
American line steamship Deutschland
which arrived In port this afternoon from
Hamburg. Southampton and Cherbourg,
succeeded In making a day's run on this
day's voyage which surpassed any previ
ous day's record In the history of steam
navigation. Five hundred and eighty
seven knots, or 676.61 statute miles, Is the
record of the Deutschland's run from noon
May S to noon today.
Three Vessels Off for Nome.
SEATTLE. May 9. Three vessels left
this port for Nome today, carrying an ag
gregate of 80 passengers. The Dora calls
at Juneau, Valdes. Kodiak and Dutch
Harbor en route. The Deering has a party
aboard for Unimak Island, who will re
turn in the Fall on the return trip of the
Deering from Behrlng Sea. The Anaconda
goes by way of Virgin Bay with a cargo
partly for the mine at Ellmar and partly
"Bill?" McCabe Dotvn East.
Captain "W. L. McGabe, formerly of the
stevedoring firm of Brown & McCabe of
this city, is receiving considerable news
paper mention In the East on account
of his electric grain conveyor. He Is
back East selling these useful con
trivances, and the Eastern stevedores ap
parently have struck something else that
,was new and valuable from the West.
The Firemen Mutinied.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, May 9. The Brit
ish steamer Louisiana, Captain Edwards,
from Liverpool, April 18. via Colon, has
just arrived here. Captain Edwards
turned over nine of his firemen and coal
trimmers to the custody of the Kingston
police for refusing to work while at sea.
Their Rates Lowered.
LIMA. Peru, May S. In view of the
competition in freights via Panama, all
steamship lines passing by the Straite
of Magellan have considerably lowered
their freight rates on sugar, wool and
Will Not Consolidate.
LIVERPOOL, May 9. The officials of
both the Cunard and White Star lines
unqualifiedly deny the New York reports
that the two lines are to consolidate In
srder to meet the Morgan competition.
The German bark Paul Isenberg made
a fast run down the river yesterday,
going through from Portland In less than
The steamer Geo. W. Elder Is " due
from San Francisco this morning. The
Columbia is due at San Francisco from
this port this morning.
The British bark Hawthornbank will
finish loading tomorrow and will be fol-i
lowed early next week by the Fulwood.
Domestic and Foreign Ports.
ASTORIA, May 9. Arrived at 4:20 P. M.
Schooner Novelty from San Francisco.
Arrived down at 4:20 P. M. German
bark Paul Isenberg. Condition of the bar
at 5 P. M. moderate, wind northwest,
San Francisco, May 9. Sailed Schooner
Lizzie Vance, Gray's Harbor.
Tacoma Arrived May S Steamer
Czarina from Seattle.
San Diego Sailed May 8 H. B. S.
Warspite, for Esqulmault.
Falmouth Arrived May 8 British ship
Leicester Castle, from Oregon; French
bark General Melllnet, from Oregon.
Seattle Sailed "May 7 Schooner Martha
W. Tuft for Cape Nome.
Port Townsend Arrived May 8
Schooner W. F. Jewett, from San Pedro.
Passed May 8 British ship Morven,
from Oregon for United Kingdom.
Hong Kong Sailed April 9 British ship
Mozambique, for Tacoma.
Seattle Sailed May 8 Steamer Czarina,
Nanaimo Arrived May 8 Steamer San
Mateo, from Port Los Angeles.
Port Pirie Arrived May 8 Bark Abby
Palmer, from Blakeley.
San Pedro Arrived May 7 Schooner
Laura Madsen, from Gray's Harbor; 8th,
steamer Newburg, from Gray's Harbor.
Yokohama Sailed May 7 German bark
Birma, for Townsend.
Falmouth, May 9 Arrived British bark
Kilmallle, from Tacoma; French bark
Louis Pasteur, from Oregon.
Sailed May 8 French bark MHlinet,
from Oregon, for Hamburg.
New York, May 9 Arrived Deutsch
land, from Hamburg.
Hoqulam, Wash, May 9. Sailed
Schooner C. S. Holmes, from Aberdeen
for Santa Rosalia.
Lizard, May 9. Passed New York,
from Southampton to Antwerp.
Cherbourg, May 9. Arrived Columbia,
from New York via Plymouth, for Ham
burg and proceeded.
Naples, May 9. Arrived Allen, from
New York via Gibraltar, for Genoa and
St. Michaels, May 9. Arrived Liguria,
from New York for Naples and Genoa.
Rotterdam, May 9. Sailed Amsterdam,
for Boulogne and New York.
Liverpool, May 9. Sailed New England,
for Queenstown and Boston.
London, May 9. Sailed Mesaba, for
Halifax, May 9. Arrived Corean, from
Glasgow and Liverpool via St. Johns, N.
F., for Philadelphia.
St. Vincent Arrived previously Robert
Adamson, from Portland, Or., via Callao.
Liverpool, May 9. Arrived Teutonic",
from New York; Waesland, from Phila
delphia. Plymouth, May 9. Arrived Columbia,
from New York for Cherbourg and Ham
burg. Shanghai Sailed May 5 Steamer Al
mond Branch, for Port Townsend.
Glasgow Sailed May 8 Assyrian, for
Queenstown, May 9. Sailed Oceanic,
from Liverpool for New York.
New York, May 9. Arrived Pennsyl
vania, from Hamburg. Sailed Grosser
Kurfurst, for Bremen via Cherbourg;
Fuerst Bismarck, for Sanrourg via Plym
outh and Cherbourg; La Champagne, for
Havre; Werra, for Naples; Belgravia, for
WANTS TO SELL AN ABSTRACT
Block Books Offered to ihe
County for $25,000.
H. N. Scott, manager of the Portland
Abstract Company, desires to sell Mult
nomah County a set of block books, 60 In
number, showing all transactions of rec
ord of the county In up-to-date form, for
?25,000. He agrees to accept In payment
tax certificates, or deeds to be made from
the July eale of delinquent tax property.
From these books Mr. Scott states that
all back taxes against' any piece of prop
erty can be seen at a glance, all unpaid
sewer assessments, mortgages, etc. He
further asserts that his books would be
of great assistance to the county in car
rying out the law for the transfer of
property similar to the Torrens land sys
tem of records, passed at the last Legis
Mr. Scott yesterday submitted his offer
to the Board of County Commissioners,
but no action has yet been taken.
The delinquent tax-rolls in possession of
the County Clerk are divided into years,
and to ascertain the old taxes due against
a piece of property, it is necessary to go
through them all. The books of the county
should be up to date, the same as those
of Mr. Scott; but the statute does not call
for anything of the kind.
DAILY CITY STATISTICS.
John H. Sax, 24; Addle M. Harms, 22.
Mary L. Steel, two-story building. Sev
enth street, between Madison and Jeffer
Julia H. Bauer, two-story dwelling.
Nineteenth street, between Glisan and
, Birth Returns.
May 3, girl to wife of George Albers, 850
April 19, girl to wife of Fremont "Rob
erts, 343 Water street.
May Z girl to wife of Charles H, War
ner, 266i Baker street.
May 7, James R. Little, 40 years, First
and Main streets, acute pneumonia.
May 9, Genevieve Anderson, 36 years,
corner Third and Pine, pneumonia.
May 8, James H. Griffin, 28 years, St
Vincent's Hospital, acute pneumonia.
Laura Fox, 5SS East Eighth street, diph
theria. Josephine Follett, 251 Cherry street, diph
theria. Real Estate Transfers.
L. S. Webster to Louise LInner,
lot 11, block 3, Lincoln Park", May
4, 1901 $ 200 00
John A Wlckstrom and wife o B.
R. Everet lots 1 and 2, block 14,
Glencoe Park, May 3 ., 360 00
Stephen Balnes and wife to Alex
ander Browning, strip of land 16
feet wide. NW. Y. of SW. sec
tion 13, T. 1 S., R. 3 E., for road,
November 12, 1900 100
John Bonser to Mrs. Jennie Hayne,
lots 11 and 12. block 6, Gay's Ad
dition, May 9 100
T. Farrell to J. C. Farrell, S. 33 1-3
feet lot 7, block 194, East Port
land, May 3 700 00
A is. King and wife to George W.
Bates, lot S, block 8, King's Sec
ond Addition. May 6 2,200 00
J. V. Beach, administrator of estate
Eliza J. Murphy, to Charles E.
Ladd, lots 11 and 12, block 5,
Eliza J. Murphy's Addition, Feb
ruary 11 360 00
Percv H. Blyth et ux. to Annie H.
Betts. lot 6. block 28, Willamette
Heights Addition. May 8 1,200 OQ
Sheriff, for East Side Railway Co.
et al.. to P. H. Marlay, lot 1,
block 2, Park Addition, April 25.. 100 00
William Reldt et ux. to A M. Lind
he. S. of NW. of SW. hi of
section 10. T. 2 N.. R. 2 W.. May 6 1 00
Andrew Baldwin to Tyler Wood
ward trustee, blocks 6 and 7, Ful-
ton. April 26 4.000 00
Sheriff, for Fred Hass. to A W.
Miller, lots 7, 8. 14 and 15, block 40,
Tremont. April 9 .'. 3 65
Sheriff for Augusta Miller,' to A.
W. Miller, lot a. diock 40, Tre
mont, April 9
Pacific Coast Abstract Guaranty & Trust
Co., A B. Manley secy.; W. Y. Masters
attv. Abstracts, trusts, title insurance,
loans. 201-5-6-7 Failing bldg.. 3d and Wash.
A new military law of Peru makes every
citizen liable to compulsory service from
19 to 50 years. The army has five classes
the regular, supernumerary, first re
serve, second reserve, and national suard.
REFUSED TO AUDIT BILLS
CLAIMS AGAINST THE COUNTY
"WITHOUT POPE'S O. K.
But the Commissioners Ordered
Them Paid Just the Same Inter
pretation of New Contract Law.
County Auditor Pope yesterday refused
to audit certain bills for county supplies
because the supplies were not purchased
under contract from the lowest bidder,
as provided by the Driscoll bill, passed at
the last session of the Legislature.
Despite this refusal, the Board of Coun
ty Commissioners ordered the bills paid.
They were for small sums, the largest
one being that of Cooke Bros., for $96 70
for potatoes for the Poor Farm, but the
Auditor, backed by an opinion from the
District Attorney; thought he was justi-
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GENERAL JAMES CLARKE TOLMAN.
ASHLAND, Or., May 9. General James Clarke Tolman, probably the oldest
of the living pioneers of this district, and for. many years among the foremost
representative men of Oregon, reached his 8Sth birthday March 12. He has al
ways been remarkably vigorous, but has recently, become much enfeebled. He
lives at Tolman Springs, 12 miles south of Ashland. General Tolman waa born
In "Washington County, Ohio. He apprenticed himself at the age of 17 years to a
leather manufacturer, and learned that trade. His education was obtained at the
university at Athens, O. He was an enthusiastic Whig from his earliest years,
and was an earnest supporter of General Harrison for President In the unsuccess
ful campaign of 1830. He moved to Iowa In 1839 with his tfamlly, and engaged
In farming. He emigrated to the Pacific Coast In 1840, lured by the discovery of
gold In California. He returned to Iowa in good fortune in 1851. April 27,
1852, he married Elizabeth E. Coe, and 46 hours afterward was on the way with
his bride to Oregon, piloting a train of emigrants -acrdsa the plains. He settled
. near Ashland, which has since been his home. General Tolman served as County
Judge of Jackson County from 1858 to 1860 with much ability. In 1874 he. was
the Republican candidate for Governor of Oregon. In 1878 he was appointed Surveyor-General
of Oregon by President Hayes, and was reappointed In 1882 by
President Arthur. General Tolman has lived a useful life, and commands the uni
versal respect of his fellow citizens.
fled In withholding his approval of them.
He made a separate list of them, marked
"no contract," and submitted it to the
County Court, as follows: Honeyman,
DeHart & Co., $6 80; R. M. Wade & Co.,
?2 75; Crane & Co., $17 37; Standard Oil
Co., $3 90; the Kilham Stationary Co., 52;
the J. K. Gill Co., ?1 50; F. W. Baltes &
Co.. ?18 70; W. P. Berger, 2 50; the NIcolal
Bros. Co., $2; Woodard, Clarke & Co.,
52 85; VInce's Market, ?15 84; Wadhams
& Co., $15 43; L. Mayer, $5 55; W. P.
Fuller & Co., $3 88; Cooke Bros., 596 70;
Avery & Co., $2 60; Jones Lumber Co.,
$48 12; Charles L. Mastick & Co., $15 36;
Pacific Iron Works, $3 55; J. J. Kadderly,
$16 07; Honeyman, DeHart & Co., $3; Ore
gon Fuel Co., 51.
Auditor Pope submitted the following
communication to the board upon the
To the Honorable County Court, Multnomah
County, Oregon Gentlemen: Quite a number
of claims against Multnomah County having
been presented at my office, which do not con
form to the letter of the law, I beg to submit
The Legislature of 1901 passed a law (see
page 400, sec. 6) providing that In Multnomah
County "all contracts relating to county busi
ness and all purchases of county supplies shall
be made by the County Court. All supplies
shall be advertised for and purchased from the
lowest responsible bidder."
Session Laws of 1001, page. 138, section 1,
provides: "In counties of GO.uou or more popu
lation no contract shall be entered into by any
County Court or by any Board of County Com
missioners for any public works, or the pur
chase of any supplies or materials, until after
bids have been submitted to the County Court
or the Board of County Commissioners upon
specifications therefor." And then sets forth
the manner o advertising and soliciting blda
Page 139, sec. 3, provides: "Any warrants
drawn In pursuance of any contract far pub
lic work or the purchase of any supplies or
material, unless upon public bidding therefor,
as hereinbefore directed, shall, be void and
unenforclb'-, whether In the hands of lnnont
third parties or otherwise."
Being unable to find any exception to the
rule or provision for emergencies, or urgent
necessities, I asked the Hon. George E. Cham
berlain, District Attorney, for his construc
tion of the intent and meaning of the law.
Replying -to me. Mr. Chamberlain, after fully
reviewing, the wording of the statute, says:
"These are In substance the provisions of
the bill, and It Is my opinion that It was In
tended to. and does, cover all supplies and ma
terials of every kind and nature for the use
of the county. It Includes stationery. Poor
Farm supplies, hospital and jail supplies, ma
terials furnished in connection with the con
tracts for Dubhc works and tools used In rhe
construction of roads. I note that you say If
the act does apply to every purchase, however
small, by or for the county, the delay In ad
vertising might result in serious loss to the
county, and the expense would often exceed
the cost of the supplies required; but that Is
not a Question with which the county of
ficials have to do. The Legislature in Its wis
dom has seen fit to impose these conditions
upon those whose duty It is to have work per
formed, and to furnish material and supplies
for the use of the county. To carry out the
terms of the act may be an inconvenience and
It may be in certain cases expensive, but I
cannot see any way to avoid the performance
of the duties imposed. Estimates of supplies
and material for the use of the county will
have to be made, . . . and contracts let
therefor undei the provisions of the act, other
wise warrants which may be drawn for the
paymen. of supplies furnished to the county
will be void and unenforclble, whether in the
hands of Innocent third parties or otherwise."
Having before me the law and the clear,
positive and unmistakable opinion of the Hon
orable District Attorney. I have made a list
of claims against the county which do not
meet my approval, for the reason that they do
not conform with the law quoted and the con
struction of that law by our county's legal
adviser. Bids have not been solicited by ad
vertisement for some of such supplies and ma
terial. - and for some contracts have not been
tnade nor bonds furnished, as provided by law.
In view of these conditions, 1 am constrained
to recommend that the credit of thla counry
be not Impaired by the issuing of warrants
upon Its treasury that are of doubtful or no
Judge Cake and the Commissioners lis
tened attentively and after the Auditor
had finished they looked over the list of
bills and approved them all. and or
dered them paid without a dissenting
County Clerk Holmes states that he will
issue the warrants.
PETRIFIED GOOSE EGG.
Multnomah County Man Has a Geo
A J. Howell, a watchman on the rail
road trestle near Elk Rock, Multnomah
County, has what appears to be a petri
fied goose ess, and If L. L. Hawkins, of
the Portland Free Museum, casts his eyes
on It, there will very likely be a scram
ble for Its possession. The rock was
picked up on a bar In the Willamette
River, not far from Oswego, six weeks
ago, by E. F. Wright, a citizen of Mc
Mlnnville. Its longitudinal diameter is
3 Inches, and Its greatest thickness is
2V4 inches. It weighs a little more than
a pound, and Is of dull drab color, smooth
as a freshly-laid egg, and yet nothing but
rock, so far as Is positively known. The
more one examines it, the more it looks
like an egg. Finally, to decide the mat
ter, Mr. Howell will have It sawed in two.
Should Its internal arrangements prove
it to have been an egg, the sections will
be more of a curiosity than ever, the
owner thinks, but If it should turn out
an ordinary chunk of quartz, rounded and
smoothed by ages of attrition, Its value
as a curio will suffer a discount.
Mr. Howell also has a petrified wasp's
nest, which has all the appearance of a
honey comb. This was picked up In the
same neighborhood as the egg. In fact,
quite a number of relics of bygone
ages have been found In that quarter, and
adorn the interior of a cabinet in Mr.
Howell's possession. In 'the list is a
perfect biscuit, so far as size, shape and
color are concerned. He tells his friends
It was one of the hot rolls he .used to
make in his bachelor days, and its
weight and solidity very much resemble
the sour-dough biscuit of the miner's
"Grand Covilee of tHe
Scenery, resources and possibilities of
one of nature's wonder spots. In next
Sunday's Oregonlan. Profusely Illus
trated article by J. "W. Tollman. Order
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vance. ABOUT OREGON ONLY.
Entertainment at Immnnuel Bnptlat
The young people of Immanuel Baptist
Church will give an entertainment this
evening In celebration of the discovery
of the Columbia River. This is an Ore
gon entertainment and is arranged es
pecially to entertain and Instruct In re
gard to Oregon history. There will be
addresses and songs by native sons and
daughters and others. No admission will
be charged. A special invitation is ex
tended to the public and particularly
to native sons, daughters and pioneers.
The following Is the program:
"Discovery of the Columbia River," Rev.
S. C. Lapham.
Quartet, "Sweet Oregon," Native Sons
"First Expedition to the Great River of
the West," Arthur L. Veazie.
Song, "Webfoot Land," C. A Alvord.
"The First City of the River," Mrs.
Kittle M. Stark.
Song. "Beautiful Willamette," Miss May
Norcro'ss, Miss Florence Jones, Mr. Hale,
Mr. Alvord. ,.
Recitation, "The Low, Sweet Speech of
the Rain," Miss Ethel Walls.
Reading, "The Great Spirit of the Co
lumbia," Miss Isabella Bottler.
"The Legend of Pillar Rock," Miss Ella
Guitar solo. Bert Finn.
"A Brief Sketch of the Ship Columbia
and Incidents Pertaining to the River,"
George H. Himes.,
Song. "A Rainy Day," by three little
"A Test of Courage," Miss Julia Mark.
Reading, 'Whitman's Ride," Miss Susan
The number of saloons in Ohio' last year
was 10,348, an increase of 476 over 1890. The
license, receipts were $1.864j642.
FOR OUR SUMMER HOMES
TIMELY HINTS TO THOSE ABOUT
Pra'irle Grass Chairs and Rngs-
Many Novel and Comfortable
We live ever in the future, and while
enjoying the present, our thoughts are
usually of the coming ' season, our plans
for it. our anticipations of It, and ar
rangements must be made mentally; be
fore the necessity for change arises, says
the Evening Star. Merchants cater con
stantly to this tendency of human kind, as
Indeed, xl their business is carried on
upon this principle; before one season's
output la In the market, manufacturers
are busy with productions for still a later
one. Our shops are already gay with
pretty things to be worn after Easter, and
equally numerous are the, novelties for
house decoration for the coming Spring
and Summer, when, in this climate at
least, heavy furnishings must be put In
the background, and only thlngo that
conduce to coolness are Inviting to the
fancy. So now, with this point In view,
all wicker, straw and wire grass furniture
Is well to the fore. falrly forcing the sea
son and enticing one to forestall even
Spring shopping by securing some of the
pretty pieces while the stocko are still
fresh and complete. A few articles of this
light furniture should be in every house,
both because of its airy coolness and also
because it can be so easily moved about,
another desideratum in, warm weather.
Some years ago all such things were in"
the natural ecru coloring, then much of It
was painted white, then the green stain
became fashionable, applied after the fur
niture was made, and in the latest effects
the soft, lusterless green comes from the
material lteslf, which is the prairie grasc,
so long considered useless beyond hope.
Now all kinds of pretty shapes are made
nf these tillable creen strands and hun-
fdreds of articles are offered for choice.
These are of daintier make tnan tne
merely Summer furniture; made for porch
use, and sitting-rooms, smoking-rooms and
like apartments are very attractive In this
style. I have only recently seen a room (
furnished entirely wltn tnis grass iurm
ture, and -while it was Intended specially
fpr Summer in this case, with slight vari
ation it would be equally suitable for the
year around, especially in a suburban or
country home. Pretty rugs of the prairie
grass lay on the dark floor, some of them
stained in dark reds or blues to contrast
with the green, and woven in stripes,
usually. Of course, wool rugs could be
substituted for any but warm weather.
The sofa, In Davenport style, had velour
tufted seat cushion of ecru of a pinkish
cast, while a soft cushion at one end had
the same covering, and one on the. oppo
site end was of changeable liberty silk,
green, pink and yellow.
One big chair had a seat of velour in
Oriental iug pattern, and another one dull
red, plain velour. The walls were quite
a feature, being covered with the woven
grass matting, with panels of tapestry set
at intervals in differently shaped spaces.
These were all figure pieces, and the sub
dued shades in many colors were well
brought out by the green background.
Extra Pretty Detailn.
Several pretty tables were scattered
about. A waste-basket tied with a soft,
changeable silk scarf, and a higher bas
ket used as a jardiniere, were useful as
well as pretty minor details. Two of the
easy chairs had the broad arms-and side
basket for work or book, wnicn are su
much liked, while a light stand for mag
azines, newspapers and such debris had
their compartments and was of an at
A much gayer, but more graceiut room
may be arranged with prepared walla
and linen taffeta on couches and chairs.
Particularly eitecUve in this combination
is the arm chair with "wings," so called
the small projections high on each
side, at right angles with the back, and,
too, -the "chair tongue," which is quite
charming, and the Morris chair, alwayo
This Is rather the newest of anything
in this light furniture, but the frames,
with fine Japanese matting for seats,
backs, table tops and so on, are very
good also, and many of the English de
signprobably Oriental originally are
Bright red Summer furniture, especially
for porches and lawns, has been used
somewhat, but "the law of. harmony be
ing greater than that of contrast," green
leads again, particularly for outdoor use
where green lawns are usually some
where in the perspective. All the bright
colors of cretonne and other cotton and
linen furnishings are not to 'some people
as satisfactory as the old-fashioned gray,
striped linen for real slip covers, and for
housekeepers of this mind a novelty comes
this season in a couch cover woven the
size and shape of a Bagdad curtain, with
border and fringe finishing the ends. It
Is cool-looking and adjustable to any
couch and easily arranged. New bed
spreads ore of Marie Antoinette lace,
woven the right size and shape with cen
ter design, and square border surround
ing It, more or less elaborate.
Another new kind is of lace and
watered silk combined, the lace of vari
ous heavy styles. The centers are of lace
surrounded by a broad band of silk, pale
yellow, old rose or other shade; then a
wide' Insertion of laces comes witn an
other band of silk, then the wide lace
border. The edges where they Join are
irregular, like the dress laces, and so
have the effect of appliques to some ex
tent, the silk being cut away beneath to
follow these uneven outlines.
Among ljttle novelties are sofa cushions
of ecru or gray linen, or duck, with large
design painted in dull green and blue
combined, a heavy couching or cord of
the shade of the linen outlining them,
their good style depending largely on the
pattern chosen. Photograph frames are
of such heavy crash-like linen, bright red
being prominent. Flowers from wall pa
per cut out and applied are a favorite
decoration. Sometimes on the "red, sil
houette forms in black are used, and
sometimes they are embroidered; but ap
plique work leads.
That red still holds its own Is proved by
the numbers of small useful and decora
tive objects made from leather in that
color everything possible for the desk
outfit, boxes, frames and numerous odd
Dark blue leather is effectively com
bined with red and lines of gilt. A blue
box, for instance, has the bottom and
sides of blue, with the top of red, with
tlcur de lis of blue outlined In gold at set
Intervals. It Is a pretty conceit, the fa
cing being always of the red on the blue
background, only the fleur de lis design
being used, while the ideal is brought out
In many shapes.
President Chester Thorn, of the National
Bank of Commerce of Tacoma, was in the
"W, C. Ripley, formerly a well-known
Portlander, but at present manager of
the Northwestern Warehouse Company of
Tacoma, was in Portland yesterday.
Dr. J. M. P. Chalmers, of Ridgefield,
Wash., surgeon for the Oregon-Washington
Railroad, and a member of the last
Washington Legislature from Clark Coun
ty, is at the Imperial.
Manager H. S. Friedlander, who Is at
the residence of his son-in-law, E. H.
Lauer, recuperating from his accident
In Denver last December, has been made
an honorary member of the San Francisco
Fruit and Flower Mission. In recognition
of his many services to that worthy or-
ganization. Mr. Friedlander will leave
for San Francisco shortly on a business
trip. Having disposed of his interests In
T all depends upon
If you require simply a dirt remover, almost
any soap will do. But if you care at all about
the thing which is to be washed, you must
think twice before you act. Any soap will clean linens
and muslins, but Ivory Soap leaves them as white as
snow. Any soap will clean sheets and table cloths, but
Ivory Soap leaves no coarse, strong; odor. Try it once I
. . IT FLOATS.
carrmoMT ut r tnc
the various theaters in that city, it is
possible that he may decide Jo again
i locate in Portland.
WASHINGTON, D. C.May 9. Julius
M. Meier, of Portland, is at the Arling
ton. CLERICAL GARMENTS.
Clergymen Are No Longer at the
3Iercy of the Tailor.
New York Evening Post.
Up to within a few years ago clergy
men were obliged to have their clothes
made to order. It was a costly pro
ceeding, as the trade was confined to a
few high-priced tailors, who had no hesi
tation In fleecing their reverend patrons.
rne prices paid in those days for an or- tp. cj cii u
dinary suit ranged from $45 to" $00, and f !-" oanoen S CieCtriC ner-
was a very serious item of expense in 1 cuex repairs damages arising
the minister's accounts. As the pulplt'lf , ,. r.
does not pay overlarge salaries the cloth- i trom early IndlSCretiOnS.
lng bill was disproportionate, and the
shabby-genteel clerical coat was rather
common. A welcomed revolution was
started when a Broadway house some
time ago commenced the manufacture of
clerical wardrobes on a large scale, and
sent circulars to every clergyman In the
United States and Canada. The firm re
duced the prices just 50 per cent, to the
great satisfaction of the profession.
The success of the company was so
speedy as to arouse rivalry, and today In
nearly every Iargeclty there are several
concerns which make a specialty of cleri
cal clothing. Besides the regular, manu
facturer, there nre Installment dealers,
and also tailors who will rent out plerical
apparel for special occasions. The In
stallment men supply suits for the pas
tors of poor churches, missionaries and
other workeis with small but certain
salaries. The dealers who hire out cloth
ing do business chiefly with ministers
who come to the city upon private busi
ness, and have a sudden call to perform
some religious function. They occasion
ally supply young theological students
who are asked to officiate in a church or
chapel during the Summer when the reg
ular incumbent Is away on his vacation.
Competition has increased to such a
point that a minister can secure a suit
of clerical clothes just as cheaply as a
business suit can be obtained.
Oor Crooked Stateaman Again.
PORTLAND, May 9. (To the Editor.)
The two following dispatches speak a
volume. The first dispatch was the first
step taken in practically bringing the
country' to a gold basis and the last dis
patch Is the legitimate fruit of the first:
Washington, Oct. 14, 1801. Phlneas Pierce.
Sumner Street, Boston, Mass.: Assistant Treas
urer Kennard has been Instructed to redeem
Treasury notes in gold.
CHAS. AW FOSTER, Secretary.
Toledo, O., May 8, 1001. Hon. Chas. Fos
ter, ex-Secretary of the Treasury, has made
application to the United States Court as a
voluntary bankruat. His debts are set down
at 9"4T,00S. with no assets.
SAVE A DAY.
Take the "Portland-Chicago Special" on
the O. R. & N. any morning at 9 o'clock,
and land In Chicago in three days. Buf
fet library cars, dining cars, Pullman,
standard and ordinary sleepers, chair
cars and the best of everything in rail
way comforts and safety appliances. Two
through trains via Huntington dally. One
train via Spokane to St. Paul in shorter
time than via any other route. For. par
ticulars and lowest rates apply at "O. R. &
N. Co. city ticket ofilce. Third and Wash
New Overland Ticket Office.
For all points East. Lowest Tates.
Superior attractions. Excellent service.
Personally conducted excursions dally, via
Rio Grande Western Railway, 122 A Third
street, entrance new Falling building.
The old bell In the tower of Baltimore's
City Hall, known as "Lord Baltimore."
resumed the striking of the hours recent
ly after a silence of five years.
Pears' soap is nothing
Pure soap is as gentle as
oil to the living skin.
Pears' is the purest and
best toilet soap in all the
All som of people ue Jr. all sorts of stores
sell it, especially druggisti.
M. ELEGAHT TOILET LUXURY,,
Used, by people of refinement
for over a quarter of a century.
what you want in a soap.
pocth.a. oamsic cocinciumati
Discretion Is ths price of
Weak and Nervous Men: Read
"Strength, Its Use and Abuse
ESTABLISHED THITY YEARS.
TEN YEARS IX PORTLAND.
"Write for my "Warning" about certain
electric belt concerns, who offer some
thing for nothing. Bewar,e of them.
Cor. -Fourth and Morrison
Portland . . -. Oregon
TEETH EXTRACTED AND FILLED
ABSOLUTELY WITHOUT PAIN by our
late scientific method applied to tht
gums. No sleep-producing agents or co
caine. These are the only dental parlors In
Portland having PATENTED APPLI
ANCES and Ingredients to v extract, nil
and apply gold crowns and procelain
crowns undetectable 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
ment in charge of a specialist. Give us
a call., and you will flna us to do exactly
as we advertise. We will tell you in ad
vance .exactly what your work will coat
by a FREE EXAMINATION.
New York Dental Parlors
Fourth and Morrison sts.. Portland. Or.
S;30 A. M. to S P. M.; Sundays. 8:30 A. M.
to 2 P. M.
614 First Avenue. Seattle. Washington.
ANOTHER WONDER OF SCIESCE.
Biology Has Proved That Dandruff
Is Caused by a Germ.
Science is dplng wonders these days In
medicine as well as in mechanics. Since
Adam delved the human race haar been
troubled with dandruff, for which no hair
preparation has heretofore proved a suc
cessful cure until Newbro's Herpicide
was put on the market It Is a scientific
preparation that kills the germ that
makes dandruff or scurf by digging Into
the scalp to get at the root of the hair,
where It saps the vitality; causing itch
ing scalp, falling hair and finally bald
ness. Without dandruff hair must grow
luxuriantly. Herpicide at all druggists.
It Is the only destroyer of dandruff. '
Chronic Constipation Cured
The most important discovery of
recent years is the positive remedy
for constipation. Cascarets Candy
Cathartic. Cure guaranteed- Genu
ine tablets stamped C. C. C. Never
sold in bulk. Druggists, ioc.
Vacuum treatment. A positive cura
without poisonous drugs for vic
tims of lost manhood, exhausting
drains, seminal weakness and. Errors
J of youth. For circulars or -infor-
fiJUUUIf. tali U4 auv.&ccia. -y V.
Restorative Co.. 203 Washington
l street. Correspondence coonQemlaL.
Or. A! T. Sanden