Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, December 02, 1901, Page 5, Image 5

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enure week.
la "1a M&scotte."
"What Happened to Ctciost. Per
sons la the vicinity of Morrison, and
Second streets Saturday evening, during
a heavy shower, were startled by two
reports like pistol shots following each
other in quick succession, and by seeing
a bicyclist peacefully wheeling up Morri
son street plunge headlong to the pave
ment. Many at first Imagined that the
man had been shot by an anarchist or
some other assassin, but he struggled to
his feet in an instant. It was then dis
covered that the rear wheel of the bi
cycle had collapsed, or been blown to
smithereens. It was in es many separate
and distinct parts as one of the wheels
of the deacon's old "one-hoss shay,"
when they concluded to go out of busi
ness. Some thought a bomb or dynamite
cartridge had exploded under the wheel,
but on examination it was ascertained
that the rubber tubes -with which the
wheel was tired had exploded, completely
shattering the wooden rim. The rider
was not seriously injured, and hastened
to run off his machine on the remaining
wheel, and get under shelter as speedily
as possible. His opinion of things that
run on wind has been changed for the
To Ikpkotb ITirst Street. There is a
scheme on foot to have First street im
proved from. Madison to the bridge across
the Marquam Gulch, where the lines of
the City & Suburban and the Portland
Railway Company are now held in check
by the frail condition of the bridge,
which is not substantial enough to allow
of cars being run across it. Property
owners along the street mentioned are
taking a lively interest in the proposed
improvement, and without doubt a ma
jority of them will sign the petition be
ing circulated. Residents on First south
of Sheridan are taking steps to organize
an improvement club, with the intention
of securing the cxtention of one or Doth
the railway lines which now end at Sher
idan street. First street used to be the
principal thoroughfare in South Portland,
but since the Holladay car line ceased to
be operated it has been neglected, and
has fallen to the rear. Improvement is
the order of the day at present, north
and south, east and west, and there Is
a rustling of dry bones. Great changes
are being contemplated in the way of
Improvement to streets, sidewalks and
buildings in the near future.
Poplar Trees Cot Down. At the cor
ner of Fifth and Flanders streets, a row
of large poplars on both streets are be
ing removed, with the usual concomi
tants of smashed sidewalks, etc The
trees were planted In front of eome little
old-fashioned homes many years ago, and
have completely outgrown and over
shadowed the buildings, and tend mater
ially to hasten their decay. There are a
number of tows of such poplars in that
neighborhood, which have long since out
grown their beauty and usefulness, and
all of which, now that a spirit of improve
ment is beginning to awake In that long
neglected section, are likely soon to dis
appear. At the corner of Fifth and
Burnslde streets is a little old-fashioned
house, standing back from the street.
The yard in front is taken up by a pair
of huge old poplars, which make the lit
tle old house look like 30 cents. "When
Fifth street is extended through to North
Fifth these will disappear before the
march of improvement.
"W. E. Hurd Goes East. W. E. Hurd
and wife left Saturday evening for New
York, to be gone until March. Mr. Hurd
is part owner and manager of three
groups of mines in the Granite and
Sumpter districts, about 40 -miles from
Baker City. He goes East to make his
annual report to his partners, and to
consult with them about future opera
tions, and business generally. The group
of mines of which Mr. Hurd is in charge
are the Chelan, PotosI and Smuggler. He
has had from 20 to 30 men employed all
the year and has expended about 525,000
on development work. Several hundred
tons of ore have been shipped to show
the quality of the work and to produce
some $8000. As the cost of hauling and
shipping ore to the smelter Is too great
the company s now awaiting for a smel
ter to be put up near the mines.
Second Crop op Pears. Specimens of
pears of a second crop of this season
grown in the orchard of County Re
corder S. C. Beach, at Peninsular, have
been left at The Oregonian office. The
tree blossomed for the second time in
July, so the pears have had ample time
to mature. They are of medium size and
fairly ripe, but contain no seeds, and
only faint indications of any core.
Whether this is characteristic of the va
riety is not known, as Mr. Beach has not
furnished samples of the first crop. In
years where there is a long fine Autumn,
second crops of raspberries, strawberries,
apples, etc, are not uncommon, but It Is
seldom that any of these freaks are 60
well grown and matured as Mr. Beach's
Meeting op First 1905 Fair Committee.
Matters of importance connected -with
the Lewis and Clark Fair will be con
sidered at a meeting held this afternoon
at 6 o clock in the Oregon Mining Ex
change, by the provisional committee of
the Fair, appointed by the Board of Trade
and Manufacturers' Association. This is
the original committee, out of which
grew the committee on incorporation, and
although the subjects for discussion
have not been given out, the indications
are that the meeting will be a very inter
esting one, and all committee members
are asked to be present.
Improvements at Depot. Since the
south wing of the Union depot has been
opened up and signs of dinning-room.
lunch counter, baths and barber shop
appear in the windows, the depot appears
much more complete and business-like
than before. Travelers on arriving at
the depot find all these things very con
venient, and they are very well patron
ized. Railroad men say that the Union
depot and terminal grounds in Portland
are among the most complete and best
managed in the country a fact of which
Manager E. Lyons and many others have
long been aware.
The Old-Folks Home. The bszaar and
fair In aid of the Old Folks Home opens
at S o clock this evening in the Taber
nacle building, Twelfth and Morrison
streets. Addresses by Mayor Rowe and
others and a fine musical entertainment,
under supervision of the Cathedral Parish
committee, will inaugurate the fair. At
noon tomorrow and during the fair a
substantial lunch will be served to busi
ness men and others.
Bast Home Directors Gratefui
The thanks of the Baby Home directors
are hereby extended for the generous and
substantial offerings made to the Home
T?tJi" In,mate d"-ing the past week.
L a me i Breat need- an through
the kindness of many friends has be
come a season of grateful thanksgiving,
i rade ball will be given by Port-
;tnd ?rne,50n-en of Woodcraft, at
their hall Abington building. Friday
evening. December 6. Six handsome
prizes to be given. Prize waltz.
Lecture of Dr. Ely. ."Evolution or
Industrial Society." before the Economic
League, at Unitarian Church, December
3, 8 P. M. Admission to the general pub
lic, 25 cents.
The Dalles-Portland Route, Regu
lator Line Steamers, From Oak
Street Dock Daily, at 7 A. M.
Orders taken for Initialed handker
chiefs and table linen sets. John Cran,
204 Macleay building.
Dr. Edward N. "Wilson has returned to
his olfice, 304 Oregonian building.
Congregational Bazaar. The ladies
of the First Congregational Church will
hold their afternoon tea and annual bazaar
on Tuesday and "Wednesday of this week,
from 2 until 10 o'clock each afternoon
and evening, in the parlors of the church,
corner Park and Madison streets. The
various committees will have for sale a
large variety of articles useful and orna
mental, and most desirable for Christmas
gifts. At the fancy work table, Mrs. H.
"W. Cardwell, chairman, will be offered
fine needlework, articles choice and dainty.
At the art table. Miss Jessie George,
chairman, will be found a fine collec
tion of pictures and artistic art novelties.
The handkerchiefs and bags booth. Miss
Gaylord, chairman, will have for sale
handkerchiefs and quantities of bags of
all sizes and for all purposes of use and
ornament. The candy table. Miss Laura
Smith, chairman, will offer tempting
home-made confections. Tea, chocolate
and lemonade will be served by Mrs. H.
H. Northup, Mrs. Gaylord and others
No reservations or sales will be made
until 2 P. M. Tuesday. Admission free.
Professor Ivey's Lecture Wednes
day. At the "White Temple, "Wednesday
evening. December 4, the distinguished
artist. Professor J. Ivey, will deliver his
famous lecture, "Seeing the Invisible in
Nature." This Is the first of the course
to bo given under the auspices of the
Federated "Women's Clubs of the city,
and a rare treat is in "store for lovers
of art. Professor Ivey is clearly the fore
most speaker of today In his particular
field, handling his subject with a grasp
of principle, breadth of treatment, chaste
diction and musical rhythm, found only
in tho highest art. Admission is CO cents.
Tickets can be secured from presidents of
tho clubs, at the club Journal office,
Chamber of Commerce, and at the door.
Remember the date, December 4.
Smelt Season NEAn at Hand. The ar
rival of Columbia River smelt in the mar
ket may be looked for any time now,
unless there is to be a cold "Winter, in
which case the smelt know what Is com
ing and will stay in the ocean till a more
propitious time. They did not use to ar
rive so early, but of late years have put
in their appearance as early sometimes
as December 4, and on one occasion
smelt were had for breakfast here on
Thanksgiving day. It is generally some
time after the first ones arrive before the
main school shows up. During this time
the fishermen, who catch any. obtain a
high price for them. A few pounds then
are worth as much as the same number
of bushels when the season is at its
Civil Service Examination. The
United States Civil Service Commission
announces that on December 30-31 an ex
amination will be held in this city for the
position of, heating and ventilating drafts
men, and on January 2, 3 and 4 for the
position of mechanical draftsmen. From
these examinations certification will be
made to fill existing vacancies. Persons
desiring to compete should at once ad
dress the Civil Service Commission, Wash
ington, D. C. for application blanks.
Multnomah Prohibition Alliance.
Preparatory to the Prohibiten Party
State Coni-ention, which is to be held on
next Friday at A. 0 U. W. Hall, there
will be held a special meeting of Multno
mah Prohibition Alliance at G. A. II
Hall, First and Taylor streets, on "Wed
nesday evening, December 4. The meet
ing will be an open one. The public is
Meeting of "Woman's Club. A special
meeting of the "Woman's Club has been
called for Tuesday, December 3. at 2 P.
M., in the Sclling-Hirsch building, for
the purpose of discussing and voting on
the "color" question. The Lewis and
Clark Exposition will also be considered,
with a view to malcing practical the re
cent indorsement given by the club.
Buy Bronze Monarch stock today at its
first call at the Oregon Mining Stock
Exchange, or telephone Oak 551. Never
so cheap again.
A. O. U. "W. attention! Industry's
dance "Wednesday, December 4, 1M1
Arion Hall.
"When They Attacked a Stranprc Ani
mal, They Were Well, Worsted.
It was a sapient Frenchman who first
noted the difference between hunting and
being hunted by the tiger, but few sports
men in these days of breech-loaders,
smokeless powder and automatic shell ex
tracters, have any experience In the last
mentioned style of hunting. Most wild ani
mals of this region avoid man Instinc
tively, but there Is one which, by virtue
of Its strength, takes the middle of thp
road as his right and turns out for noth
lng that walks the earth.
Charley Potter and Herbert Walker
better known as "Doc" while on thel-"
way to their duck lake over on the Co
lumbia bottom a few days ago, had an
encounter with one of these animals. It
was about 4 A. M on a very dark, foggy
morning, when one could hardly see be
yond the end of his nose. As they were
climbing the narrow trail over a hill,
their dog bayed the animal In the brush,
and began barking furiously. A moment
later he was yelping "bloody murder,"
and snorting and howling as if the life
was being strangled out of him. Potter,
who was ahead, called the dog to heel,
and he came tearing out of the brush
with the animal, which looked In the fog
as big as a bale of wool, following close
at his heels. The dog rushed back be
hind the men, and the animal followea
after, deliberately and calmly. "Load
your gun, Charley, load your gun," yeiiea
Doc, "he Is coming right at us."
Potter threw down the sack of decoys
he was carrying, and slipping a i-ll
Into his gun. fired hurriedly. He missed
the animal, which continued to advance,
head and tail erect
Potter fumbled in his pouch for another
shell, but before he could get It into
his gun, the animal had opened fire on
him with the ammunition furnished it by
Nature. Doc dropped his decoys and gun.
and ran for his life.
The skunk had climbed over Potter's
sack of decoys, and was about to walk
over him by the time he was ready to
shoot, and the charge of shot tore the lit
tle animal all to pieces, and made a hole
in the soft ground big enough to bury it
in, beside loading the asmospnere wltn
an efiluvlum so dense that It could have
been cut In blocks with a sDade.
Then Potter followed Doc, and they
compared notes and congratulated them
selves that they were alive.
It was quite daylight before they were
able to recover their decoys, and pro
ceed to the lake, and put them out They
sat in their blind several hours, and al
though there were plenty of ducks flym
they all Hew high and wide; nary a one
ever came within gunshot of their decoys
or them. '
Finally ther tumbled to the fact that
they were "skunked" In more ways than
one, and they started for home, endeavor
ing as far as possible tr keep from meet
ing or getting near any one. It was sev
eral days before they were In condition to
attend to business, and even then people
who came In would ask what It was that
smelt so queer In the shop. Next time
they meet a skunk they will leave the
road clear for him.
Movement of Those Well Known In
the Pacific Northwest.
Captain John P. Hains, now at Fort
Stevens, Is ordered to the command of
the Fifteenth Field Battery, at Manila.
Ell L. Huggins, who was well known "in
Portland while on General Miles' staff,
has just been promoted to be a full Cohv
nel of cavalry.
Lieutenant W. H. Tobln, who served at
Vancouver with the California Volun
teers, is now in the regular Army, and
has been ordered to Fort Stevens. He
was recently presented by brother officers
with- a handsome artillery saber.
Lieutenant J. F. Gohn, Fourteenth In
fantry, is now on recruiting duty at Bos
ton. Mass.
Lieutenant James Regan, Jr., Four
teenth Infantry, was recently married at
Washington to Miss Consuelo Yznaga.
Mrs. Captain J. S. Mallory has Joined
her husband at St Paul, Minn.
No Subscription "Will Be Tafcea Until
Febmary Death of Peter X.
Johnstone, Shipbuilder.
A well attended meeting of the Soldiers'
Monument Association was held S'thterday
afternoon at G4 Grand avenue. M. L.
Pratt president of the association, pre
sided. He said that, owing to the Interest
absorbed in the 1S05 fair, and other mat
ters at this time, an active canvass for
funds had not been undertaken, although
the outlook was very promising, and al
ready $200 had been pledged.
After reading and approval of the min
utes, the question of the location of the
monument, which will be erected In Lone
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Mrs. W. T. Whltlock Is the woman who rave the Information that led to
the arrest ot the two murderers, Dajton and " ade, w ho were rooming at her
house. Mrs. Whltlock'a suspicions tfere aroused by tho peculiar manner In which
the men acted, and she was positive that these men were In some way mixed up
in the case, but she did not Intend to inform the authorities until she had ob
tained a little more evidence against them. However, when she found her bureau
and drawers forced open, and realized that she had been robbed. rtie immedi
ately Informed the police, as she was afraid that the men were about to leave
town. The result was that all concerned were captured and placed under ar
rest. To Mrs. "Whltlock is due a considerable part of the credit of landing these
Mrs. "Whltlock's maiden name was Annie H. Miller. She was born in Dacn-
4 port la., and eamc across the plains in
v P?11ca When 1 years of ace she came to Portland, where she remained three J
T j ears, after wMch she went to Oregon Clt. There hc was married. In 187C, to X
X V. T. WhStlock. In 1KJ she returned to Portland, Where she has resided ever i
i since. T
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Fir Cemetery, was discussed. Captain J.
H. McMillen, who had Interviewed the
owners of the Lone Fir Association, said
that he had been given assurances that
the ground required for the monument
would be donated, and that there would
be no trouble from that source. The only
question to be .settled was how much
would be required, it was ascertained
that the park block In the cemetery. In
which public functions arc he'd, is ISOxiZfi.
The association desires 50x30 in about the
center of ihls block, with the perpetual
use of the walks extending to it. The
association decided that the ground se
cured for the monument shall be deeded
to the City of Portland for a soldiers
Monument. On completion of the mon
ument, it w:ll be unveiled and turned over
to the Mayor and the City of Portland.
After extended discussion. It was de
cided not to make an active canvass until
after February 1, owirg to the deniunds
being made at present on the liberality ot
the public for the churltab'e Institutions-.
It was ..-ought that by that time all
these various demands will have been sup
plied. However, the canvassing commit
tee was Instructed to accept any subscrip
tion offered, but a special effort will not
be made till after February 1.
It was reported that tevcral of the G.
A. R. pets had contributed toward the
expenrcs of the association, and Captain
J. H McMlt'.cn was elected treasurer. On
mo.Jon it was decided that all money
raised for tne erection of the monument
ohall be deposited In the banks designated
to the credit of tne Soldiers' Monument
Association, and drawn out only by war
rant signed by the secretary and presi
dent; aso that the secretary shall keep a
list of all subscriptions, and by whom
made, for record purposes.
Chairman Pratt reported that the women
of Sumner Relief r'orps had raised over
$100 for the monument. Subscriptions to
the amount of $100 had .also been secured
without soliciting. Tncse reports were
considered encouraging, and every mem
ber of the committee feels confident that
enough money can be raised to erect a
creditable monument and have It ready
for unveling and dedication by May 30,
1903. On the coming Memorial day the
ground will be dedicated with an appro
priate ceremony.
While the association is composed of
members of the G. A. R. posts, the move
ment includes all soldiers, the hardy pio
neers, who gave their lives fighting
against the savages, as well as those of
tne C'vll, Mexican, and Spanish-American
Wars. The association adjourned to
meet again the first Sunday In February
at 61 Grand avenue, at 2:30 o'clock.
He Whm One of the Owner of the
Willamette Shipyard.
Peter N. Johnstone, a well-known ship
carpenter, dlejl at his home, 300 East
Tenth street, Stephens' Addition, yester
day morning, at 3:20 o'clock, after an ill
ness of seven weeks. He was 47 years old,
and had been a resident of the Coast for
the past 20 years. Ldlnburgh, Scotland,
was his native place, and his business has
been that of shipbuilding.
For seven years he w as one of the part
ners In the Willamette shipyard, at tho
foot of East Clay street, which turned
out many boats and prospered until the
financial slump came, when the company
had to close down. Mr. Johnstone was a
member of the Masonic order In Scot
land, and occasionally visited Portland
lodges. The funeral service will be held at
r. S. Dunnlng's chapel, East Sixth and
East Alder streets, tomorrow afternoon
at 2:30.
Organization Wan Recently Effected
and OlHcers Elected.
Recently a woman's club was formed
at Troutdale, with the following officers:
Mrs. P. Williams, president; Mrs. Veda
Coleman, vice-president; Mrs. Vanderver,
recording secretary; Mrs. A. Shields, sec
retary; Mrs. O. F. Tipton, treasurer; Mrs.
F. E. Harlow, Mrs. J. Douglas, Mrs.
Peck, board of directors.
The object of the club Is for social Im
provement and benefit of the library.
Thp club meets once every two weeks.
A lecture course Is being given this club,
on "Parliamentary Law," by G. O. Rey
nolds. These meetings are largely attended.
Will Build Church Wlthont Debt.
The Third Presbyterian Church con
tinues to hold services In the Odd Fel
lows' building, corner East Pine and
Grand avenue, while the old building Is
being fixed up on East Thirteenth and
East Pine streets. The building com
mittee Is moving cautiously In letting
contracts for erection of the new church.
First estimates of the cost of the struc
ture have been exceeded by 51000, and the
whole cost Is now placed at 56000. One
object sought Is to complete the build
ing without leaving a big debt hanging
over it
Faneral of Mrs. Ethel L. Tourney.
The funeral of Mrs. Ethel L. Tourney,
of South Bend, Wash., was conducted
an ox team in 1SGI, settling at The
Saturday by Martha Washington Chap
ter. Order Eastern Star. At the close of
the services the body was shipped to
Iowa for burial. Mrs. Tourney was patt
matron of the South Bend Chapter, East
ern Star. She died at Good Samaritan
Hospital. By request of the South Bend
Chapter the Martha Washington Chapter
of the East Side conducted the services.
Extent'liipr Street".
The owners of the tract between Wil
liams and Union avenues will Improve
Monroe street between these avenues,
and also improve Rodney avenue between
Morris and Ivy streets. This will open
up that part of the city. The tract Is
part of the Hogue-Cathn property, which
has remained a barrier to growth in Upper
A'blna for many years. It has at last
given way to the march of improvement.
Knit Side Xotes.v
.The crossing of the Brooklyn and Car
shops branch of the City & Suburban
Railway Company at the intersection of
East Grant and Grand avenue has been
finished. Connection across the Stephens
bridge will be made at once, when the
track will be ballasted quickly through to
Mllwaukie street. Cars may be operated
that far by the first of the year.
The Sunnyside Congregational Church
has been collecting clothing and other
useful articles, which are to be forward-
j ed to needy families In the Black Hills
oeiore t-nnstmas, as an orierlng. Rev.
R. A. Rowley, superintendent of the Con
gregational Sunday School and Publish
ing Society, will see to the distribution
of the goods.
Wis.. Bros., dentists. Both phones. The
Ambulance Driver Travels Through
"Wind and Italn on Alarm.
The troubles of an ambulance driver
were forcibly Illustrated by an incident
which happened Saturday. Relatives of
a young colored man. who Is sick with
consumption, telephoned to the ambulance
driver to take the patient to a hospital.
"The price will be $2, madam." said
the driver, politely. A surprised exclam
ation came over the 'phone, and a voice
said that the family could not pay any
thing. "Walt a minute," said the driver.
He consulted his boss, told thu npenllnr
j circumstances, and received authority to
nam the patient free of charge. This
was telephoned.
So the horses were attached to the
newly-washed ambulance, and they tore
away to South Portland In the mud and
rain. Horses, wheels and harness were
freely bespattered with mud. The surprise
of the ambulance driver can be Imagined,
however, when he drove up to the pa
tient's home, to find the County Hospital
ambulance already there.
"I'm after a consumptive patient," said
the driver of the private ambulance.
"So am I," said the t:ounty man.
On Investigation Jt was discovered that
both ambulances had been called to the
house for the same patient, and both
drivers were wrathy. In the middle or
the discussion a colored woman appeared
at the door, and said sharply: "What do
you white folks want?"
j "I've been sent to take the young man
to tne hospital," said the driver of the
private ambulance.
"Well, he ain't a-goln' today; so there,"
said the woman, closing the door. There
was nothing to do but to drive back
again, and scrub the horses, and again
wash the mud off the ambulance. In
quiry revealed the fact that the patient
was not afterward taken to the County
Suitable food promotes health and happi
ness. You can get It at the Portland Res
taurant, 305 Washington st., near Fifth.
Dyspepsia in its worst forms will yield
to the use of Carter's Little Nerve Pills,
aided by Carter's Little Liver PHIsl Dose.
I one of each after eating.
Mystery of tie Magic Circle and the
Vanished Thousands Remain
Come, gentle Hope, with one gay smile remove
The l&stlnc sadness of an aching heart.
Thus sings the poet and thus sing the
people who mourn the untimely departure
of Professor C. Emerson Hope. Where
there's life there's Hope, but that's the
question which Is troubling the ones false
ly left behind, and also the police. Nei
ther Professor Hope nor his satellite, the
Star of Mystery. Professor Allen, has left
a single vestige. The other poet who said
that true Hope is swift and flics with
swallow's wings must have had In mind
the true and only Hope.
Only one woman has sworn complaint
against Professor Hope. She is the one
who gave $1000 and a diamond ring to be
put In a circle of good luck. Another
woman Is said on good authority to have
consigned an equal sum to the circle or
good luck. Circles of good luck still cir
cumscribe the money, and the women are
wrestling with the old problem which
has troubled philosophers ever ulncc
thought began the solution of the circle.
If ever anybody can discover the square
of the circle, perhaps the two unfortu
nate women will be able to reach the cen
ter of the circle of good luck. A third
woman was on the point of encircling $300
In the magic charm, but she fortu
nately confided the secret to her husband,
who tipped the matter off.
The police are secretive about their
knowledge of the psychic professors, and
Information Is elusive. It seems probable
that more people than are known have'
been victimized by the magic circle.
Women were the especial dupes of the
two gentlemen of black art.
A man who had watched, them closely
during their sojourn here said yesterday
that he believed the gentlemen were In
other mischief than In telling fortunes
and casting the magic spell of the cir
cle. They never would tell where they
spent the night, and wiien either was
questioned he would reply: "Oh, I have
a room down the street."
The White Mahatraa, or Star of Mys
tery, had a slouch hat which he used at
night, and a heavy overcoat, both of
which partly concealed his face. The
man who volunteered the information yes
terday said he would not be surprised if
the professor had been engaged in hold
up work.
Meanwhile the problem of the day is
still the mystery of the circle.
Who can solve It?
C. O. Pelland Snyn It Wan "Champ
l'ooltch" Field ot Roots.
At a celebration held In Champoeg, on
the Willamette River last Spring, a con
troversy arose In regard to the moaning
or derivation of the name of that place,
which was not definitely settled. C. O.
Pelland, an old settler of that section,
has furnished The Oregonian with his
ideas on this matter, which are doubt
less correct. Mr. Pelland Is a Canadian
Frenchman, who arrived on French Prai
rie in 1S37. He stayed for some time
with F. X. Matthleu, and having had
a good education In French, he soon
picked up a fair knowledge of English,
and also of the Jargon used by the Indians
in doing business with the whites in those
He says that across the river from
Champoeg lived an old Hudson Bay man
named McKinley, and back of hia place
was a butte or hill, where a root or bulb,
something like the "camas," of which the
Indians were fond, grew in profusion.
Every Fall the Indians, women princi
pally, dug large quantities of these roots
for Winter. He dors not know what the
real name of the plant was, and now It
Is all gone the pasturing of sheep on
tho ground exterminated It," root and
branch." so to speak. The Indians called
the root, "pooitch," or that is about as
near the name as the English alphabet
c.n spell It, but there was a sort of gut
terlal or "kluck" sound In the word that
cannot be reproduced. Now "Champ" in
French means a field, and the place where
these roots used to grow was naturally
"Champooltch," or the pooitch field.
For instance. If one Inquired where a
certain Indian woman was, and was told
"Champooltch," he would know that sne
was over In the field where the "pooitch"
grew. This soon became the name ot
the landing and town, and at first was
spelled In several different ways, but fin
ally crystallzed into Champoeg, which has
persisted as the name of the town.
Mr. Pelland has resided continuously
on French Prairie for about 44 years, and
Is CI years of age, but his cheeks are as
ruddy and his eyes bright as ever, and
there Is scarcely a gray hair on hte hcarl.
He is possessed of a fund of information
in regard to the names given rivers and
places In the early history of this re
gion, whl.h It would te well that he
should write down for the benefit of fu
ture generations.
Positively cures dandruff, itching scalp,
eczema, and stops falling hair. Price, 20c,
at all druggists. Sample free. Address
Smith Bros.. Fresno, Cal.
Serloni Charge.
Frank Reed, 51 years old, was locked
up yesterday at the city Jail by Policeman
Thompson, accused of a serious charge
by A young girl named Hattie Idlewine,
of the East Side.
rferr Utgrb-Grade Piano
For rent and sold on easy Installments, to
ault the purchaser, at lowest prices. Piano-tuning
and repairing. Established
1E&. H. Sinshelmer, 72 Third street, near
ak I'hon North 551.
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bough!
Bears the
ISignatxare of
Zeffejpf&ss Zlfcs
frtsffon rr-n
! rrnt "5j"5jj
consistent urttb
Good Work
Engraving" Department
OregonJan Pufa.Co.
Ul . C 1-. DIU IT 1 bldg,.rqpms 020-7.
A Fine 3fevr ClttckerlnK Baby Grand
Specially Decorated Wltk a
Many of Portland's beautiful homes pos
sess musical Instruments, of rare value, the
majority of them having1 been sold during
the past few years by Liters Piano House.
Among the many instruments sold dur
ing the past week was one of the re
nowned $1000 Chickenng small grand pi
anos, in very fancy mottled mahogany
case, which was delivered Wednesday at
the beautiful home of Mrs. Trimble, on
St. Clair street, a mother's munificent
birthday gift to her most accomplished
daughter. The piano is one of the Cnlck
erlng masterpieces, one of the choicest
ever sold In Portland, and was specially
decorated under the supervision of Mr.
Ellers, with the young lady's monogram
and date of the happy event In letters of
gold, surrounded by a wreath of bronze.
Another choice instrument was secured
by Mr. Turner, for his elegant home in
lrvington. This Instrument, also a Chlck
erlng. Is accompanied by an Angelus or
chestral piano-player, by means ot which
any one can play the instrument perfect
ly, without any previous knowledge of
music or "notes."
Still another very costly piano was pur
chased yesterday afternoon by Mr. George
E. K. FIchtner, and delivered at his home
on Grant street. This is one of the re
nowned Weber instruments, In special art
case of Louis XIV design, also executed
in beautiful, rich San Domingo mahogany
Altogether eighty-three instruments were
sold at Eilcrs Piano House during the
past week, and during the coming week
the sales will undoubtedly run over the
hundred mark. Christmas Is much In evi
dence at this store, for already five fine
pianos have been selected and set aside
by provident parents, to be delivered on
Christmas day.
DECEMBER 2, 1901
"When vision falls
And sight grows dim
What better gift
For HER or Hlil
Than golden specs
Or ejcsla3s neat.
The merry Christmas
Time to greet.
The Optician.
133 Sixth St. Oregonian Building
Sixth and Washington Sts.
No More Dread
"he Denial Chair
late 5)entltlc method applied to the Rum
Xo sleep-producing agents or cocaine.
These are the only dental parlors In
PortUrd ha ring PATENTED APPLI
ANCES and Ingredients to extract. All
and apply gold crowns and porcelain
crowns undetectable from natural teerh.
and warranted for 10 yesrs, WITHOUT
THE LEAST PAIN. All work done by
?0 years experience, and each tlrpart
nent In charge of a specialist. Gtvf us
a call, and you will find us to do exactly
as we advertise. We will tell you In ad
vance exactly what your nork will cost
Nevr York Dental Pariors
Fourth and Morrison sts-. Portland. Or.
8:30 A. M. to 3 P. M.: Sundays, 8:30 A. M.
to 2 P. M.
614 First avenue. Seattle. WashlnKton.
of Every
lc to $1.00
THE CURIO STORE, 331 Morrison St.
The Dekum Building.
Full Set Teeth.... $5.00
Gold Crowns 5.00
Bridge Work 5.00
Examination free.
Teeth extracted abso-
v lutely without pain.
Cor.. Third, and Washington.
iw V(lil dl I'll) J II ll tiiA
pRI illl
Xot a dr.rlc offlce In the building)
absolutely fireproof; electric lights
and a-tciitan water; perfect sanita
tion and thoronrrh ventilation. Ele
vators rni. day and night.
AINSLIE. DR. GEORGE. PhyatcUn.. 008-600
ANDERSON. GUSTAV, Attorney-at-Law...612
ASSOCIATED PRESS. E. L. Powell. Mngr.808
AUSTEN. F. C, Manager for Oregon and
Washington Bankers Life Association ot
Des Moines. Ia 502-503
MOINES. I A.. F. C. Austen. Mgr.... 502-503
DEALS. EDW-ARD A.. Forecast Omclal U.
S. Weather Bureau 010
BENJAMIN. U. W.. Dentist 314
UINSWANGER. OTTO S.. Physician and
Surgeon 407-403
BROCK. WILBUR F., Circulator Orego
nian 501
BROWN. MYRA. M. D 313-314
BRUEKE. DR. G. E.. Phjslctan.. 412-413-414
CAMPBELL. WM. M.. Medical Referee
Equitable Life 700
CANNING, M. J 602-003
CAUKIN. G. E.. District Agent Travelers
Insurance Company "13
CORNELIUS. C. W.. Phys. and Surgeon.. 203
COLLIER. P. P., Publisher: S. P. McGuire,
Manager 413 1
DAY, J. G.. &. L N 318
DICKSON. DR. J. F.. Physician 713-714
DWYER, JOE E.. Tobaccos 403
OF NEW YORK; L. Samuel. Mgr.; Geo.
S. Smith, Cashier 306-7-S
FENTON. J. D.. Phjslclan and Surgeon.500-10
FENTON. DR. HICKS C.. Ee and Ear.. 511
FENTON. MATTHEW F.. Dentist 509
GALVANI. W. H.. Engineer and Draughts
man 600
GAVIN, A.. President Oregon Camera Club
GEARY. DR. EDWARD P., Physician and
Surgeon 212-213
GIESY. A. J.. Physician and Surgeon... 709-710
GILBERT. DR. J. ALLEN, PhyslcIan.401-402
Mutual Life Ins. Co. 404-405-403
GOLDMAN, WILLIAM. Manager Manhat
tan Life Ins. Co., of New York 200-210
GRANT, FRANK S.. Attorney-at-Law....01T
131 Sixth Street
HAMMAM BATHS. Turkish and Russian.
HOLLISTER. DR. O. C., Physician and
Surgeon 504-505
IDLEMAN. C M., Attorney-at-Law.410-17-18
JOHNSON. W. a 315-318-31T
KADY, MARK T.. Supervisor ot Agents
Mutual Reserve Fund Life Assn.... 604-605
L1TTLEFIELD, H. R.. Phys. and Sur. 200
MACKAY, DR. A. E.. Phys. and Surg.. 711-713
New York; W. Goldman. Manager. .. .200-210
MARTIN, J. L. & CO.. Timber Lands.... 601
McCOY, NEWTON, Attorney-at-Law 715
MjFADEN, MISS IDA E., Stenographer. .201
McGINN. HENRY E.. Attorney-at-Law.311-12
McKENZIE. DR. P. L-. Phys. and Sur.512-13
MILLER. DR. HERBERT C. Dtntlst and
Oral Surgeon 603-609
MOSSMAN. DR. E. P.. Dentist 513-514
Mark T. Kady. Supervisor of Agents. 604-605
Mcelroy, dr. j g., Phys. & sur.701-702-703
McFARLAND, E. B., Secretary Columbia
Telephone Company 60d
McGUIRE, S. P.. Manager P. F. Collier,
Publisher 415
York; Sherwood Glllespy. Gen. Agt..404-5-
NICHOLAS. HORACE IS.. Attorney-at-Law.715
NILES, M. L.. Cashier Manhattan Lift In
surance Company of New York 209
OLSEN. J. F.. btate Agent Tontine Sav
ings Association. Minneapolis 211
OREGON CAMERA CLUB 214-215-216-21T.I
Marsch, Prop 120 Sixth street
J. F. Strauhal. Manager 200
Ground Floor, 1.13 Sixth street
QUIMBY. L. P W.. Game and Forestry
Warden ....515
REED. WALTER, Optician 133 Sixth street
RICKENBACH. DR. J. F Eye. Ear. Nose
and Throat 701-702
ROSJNDALE, O. M., Metallurgist and Min
ing Engineer 513
RYAN, J. B.. Attorney-at-Law 515
SAMUEL, L.. Manager Equitable Llfe....3oO
SHERWOOD. J. V.. Deputy Supreme Com
mander K. O. T. M 51T
SMITH. DR. L. B.. Osteopath 409-410
SMITH, GEO. S . Cashier Equitable Ltfo...30lJ
STUART. DELL, Attorney-at-Law.. ..617-618
STOLTD. DR. CHAS. E.. Dentist 704-705
Special Agent Mutual Life of New YoiSc.403
neapolis; J. F. Olsen. State Agent 211
TUCKER. DR. GEO. F., Dentist 010-611
U. S. WEATHER BUREAU... 907-00S-0O3-01O
DIST.. Captain W. C. Langntt. Corps of
Engineers. U. S. A- S03
C Langntt, Corps or Engineers. U. S. A..810
WATERMAN, C. H.. Cashier Mutual Life
of New York 400
WILSON. DR. EDWARD N., Physician
and Surgeon 304-205
WILSON. DR. GEO. F.. Phys. & Surg.700-707
WILSON. DR. HOLT C. Phys. & Surg.507-503
WOOD. DR. W. L., Physician.... 412-413-414
Offices mar he had by applying: to
the superintendent of the balldlnf
room 201, second floor.
Ther Are Each Cauccd by a Pestifer
ous Germ.
Ring worm and dandruff are somewhat
similar in their origin; each Is causefd by
a parasite. The germ that causes dan
druff, digs to the root of the hair, and
saps its vitality, causing falling hair, and,
finally, baldness. Without dandruff there
would never be baldness, and to cure dan
druff It Is ncecssary to kill the germ.
There has been no hair preparation tnat
would do this until the discovery of
Newbro's Herplcide. which positively
kills the dandruff germ, allays Itching
Instantly and makes hair glossy and soft
as silk. At all druggists. Take no substi
tutes. There Is nothing "Just as good."
A Nevr Collar.
Et & W "IjUBECK." "LUBECIC" E. & "W