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THE MOUSING OUEGONIAN, F7UDAY, DECEMBEU 20, 1901.
WHO GETS INSURANCE?
MOTHER. AND WIFE OF LEROY
STRIXGHA3I IX A LAWSUIT.
Poller o ?2000 Was to Go to Mother
Before His Marriage Change to
"Wife "Was Xot Completed.
Judge Sears is to decide whether Maud
SL Strlngham, the wife, or Laura Dillon,
the mother, shall receive ?2000 Insurance on
the life of Leroy Strlngham, deceased,
payable by the Modern Woodmen, of Amer
ica. The order, not desiring to llgure in
the controversy, has turned the money
over to Clerk of the Circuit Court J. P.
Kennedy, subject to the decree In the
Strlngham was a member of Oregon Fir
Camp, and his beneficiary certificate was
taken out by him In favor of his mother.
He was married on May 19, 1901, and died
on July 28, after a brief Illness. Three
days after his marriage Stringhavn sur
rendered his Insurance papers to the lodge
with instructions to Insert the name ot
his wife as the beneficiary. Instead of his
H. H. Nye, clerk of Oregon Fir Camp,
testified that this was done, and that
Strlngham filled out the transfer blank In
favor of his wife, but did not pay the fee
of 50 cents required. Mr. Nye stated that
he put the policy In his desk and that
Strlngham never returned to pay the fee.
The by-laws of the order provide that be
fore a policy can be changed the clerk of
the local camp shall collect 50 cents from
the applicant and then send the certificate
to the head camp in Illinois. The new
policy Is made out and returned to the
local camp, and by it is delivered to tho
member. There 1 a rule of the order
that If the transfer has not been effected
Before the member dies It does not take
Nye testified that he sent the policy to
the head camp the day after Strlngham
died, on July 29. He failed to mall it be
fore that time, because he was waiting to
receive the fee.
Mrs. Strlngham testified that she is 23
years old, and that her husband was sick
only four days before he died.
Captain W. P. Dilion was called as a
witness, and was excused before he had
given any evidence.
George A. Broile, counsel for Mrs.
Strlngham, argue J that the Intent of the
deceased was that his wife shall receive
the insurance and that the court ought
to so decide.
Ogelsby Young and "W. T. "Vaughn, at
torneys for Mrs. Dillon, argued that
Strlngham had ample opportunity to per
fect the change, but did not do It. They
submitted various authorities. It Is stat
ed that Mrs. Strlngham rejected an offer
to -compromise. Judge Sears took the case
ELECTIOX JUDGES AXD CLERKS.
Appointments Will Be Made Under
Xew Law in January.
Early next month the County Court
will appoint judges and clerks of election
for the 70 election precincts, in conform
ity with the act passed at the last ses
sion of the Legislature.
The new law is a change from the old
system in various particulars. In the
city limits the judges and clerks serve
at the primary as well as at the general
election. Objections may be made to the
appointees, and heard and passed upon
by the County Court. Double election J
boards are allowed in the larger pre- I
clncts In order to facilitate the count of
the votes polled. Only the Republican
and Democratic parties arc to be recog
nized In the selections.
The principal features of the law are
The County Court shall, at the regular
term In January preceding a general
election, appoint three judges and three
clerks of election to serve for a period
of two years. These judges and clerks
shall each be duly qualified electors In
the precinct for which they are appoint
ed and shall be able to read, write and
speak the English language.
No more than two judges or two clerks
shall be members of the same nolitical
party, and they shall be appointed from 1
the two political parties which respective- J
ly cast the highest and next highest num
ber of votes for the Presidential electors
of the United States at the last preced
At least ten days before any election
authorized by law the County Court shall
designate one polling place for each pre
cinct, and fill all vacancies that may
happen among judges and clerks by rea
son of death, removal from the precinct,
disqualification, or cxcusal by the board
for good and sufficient cause.
In all election precincts in which were
cast 150 or more ballots at the last gen
eral election, or in which the County
Court believes that many ballots will be
cast at the next general election, the
County Court may likewise appoint at
the January term an additional board,
consisting of three Judges and three
clerks of election, for each precinct. The
second board shall relieve the first board
at 7 P. M. on election day and remain in
charge of the polls and count the ballots
until 7 o'clock the following morning,
when the first board shall return and take
up the count, and they shall relieve each
other every 12 hours until the count Is
Immediately after the appointment of
the judges and clerks the County Court
shall make a complete list showing the
names for each precinct and post the
same In a conspicuous place In his office,
and keep the same posted for three
All electors shall be entitled to make
and file with the County Clerk, without
charge, their objections, remonstrances,
and suggestions, In respect to the ap
pointments. At 10 o'clock A. M., on the second
Wednesday of the following February
term, the several County Courts shall
hear all objections, remonstrances and
suggestions from electors in regard to
judges" and clerks, and continue In ses
sion from day to day without permitting
other business to interfere therewith, un
til all such objections, etc, are heard and
determined and decisions announced.
When the appointments have been an
nounced at the February term the Coun
ty Clerk shall prepare a revised list and
keep the same In a conspicuous place In
his office for two years. The appointees
shall be notified In writing, and must file
a written acceptance. The Judge or
clerk who -accepts and falls to attend
promptly and perform his duties shall
be deemed In contempt of court, and
shall be summarily summoned to appear
before the court, and In every case of
wilful neglect shall be fined not to ex
ceed $50. or Imprisonment not to exceed
one month In the County Jail.
In case of neglect or omission of the
appointee to accept within two weeks
after notification, the County Court shall
appoint some other person in the same
open, public and fair method as in the
TO CLOSE UP AN OLD ESTATE.
Plans of James John for Schools In
St. Johns May Now Be Realized.
Robert Catlln was appointed adminis
trator of the estate of James John, de
ceased, and required to file a bond in the
sum of $15,000.
James John founded the town of St.
Johns. He died In June, 18S6, and In
his will provided that his estate be used
to establish schools at SL Johns, trustees
to be appointed for that purpose 15 years
after his death by the Judges of the
State Circuit Court, which time has now
arrived. After his death the heirs con
tested the will and the litigation was pro
longed for several years and cost sev
eral thousand dollars. The heirs were
The executors named in the will were
Philip T. Smith and C. "W. Burrage, and
It Is further stated In the Instrument In
this connection that in the event of
either declining to serve, John Cat
lln accept the trust. Burrage is dead,
and Smith a few months ago resigned
as executor. Robert Catlln was then
appointed special administrator, and now
has been given full powers as adminis
trator by the County Court.
James John's Ideas of the schools which
he desired should be supported from the
proceeds of his estate were much great
er than the size of the estate will per
mit of, but he evidently thought the
property would Increase in value very
largely before the expiration of the 15
years allowed before the trustees to take
charge, of the scheme were to be appoint
ed. But this has not come to pass, and
It Is doubtful If the provisions of the
will can be carried out at all. It among
other things makes mention of a 550,000
fund, and the estate is not worth any
thing like any such sum of money, and
perhaps never will be. Considerable of
It was wasted In the litigation. What
will be done if it is Impossible to carry
out the terms of the will remains to be
determined. Perhaps the heirs will even
yet get the nroperty.
"WANTS $500 BACIC
"W. H. Saxryer Lnmber Co. Sues Re
ceiver Xlxon lor Deposit.
Arguments were heard by Judge Frazer
yesterday morning on the petition of
the W. H. Sawyer Lumber Company for
the return of $500 paid to Richard Nixon,
receiver of the Portland Savings Bank,
as an advance on the purchase price of
10,500 acres of land In Klamath County.
The company negotiated for the purchase
of the property, which consists largely
of timber lands, and some swamp lands,
and was to pay 520,000. After the $500
was deposited to bind the contract, a
dispute arose about the payment of some
Interest, and the company also contended
that Mr. Nixon could not furnish good
title. The land was refused and the re
turn of the $500 was demanded.
According to Mr. Nixon, one of the
agents of the company told him after
cruising the land, it had been decided
not to take It, and to sell It to some one
else If possible. He contends that the
$500 was forfeited by the statement, and
lurther, that ne naa to aaveruse me
land over again and sell it at public
auction, and that he has distributed the
funds of the bank in the payment of the
final dividend. The court took the mat
ter under advisement.
O'FARRELL "WILL IX PROBATE.
Property Is Valned at ?4000 Flnnl
Accounts in T. P. Scott's Estate.
The will of Joseph L. O'Farrell, de
ceased, was admitted to probate In the
County Court yesterday. The estate is
valued at $4000, and consists principally
of property In Couch Addition. It Is de
vised to Catherine O'Farrell and at her
death to the sons of George, William and
Joseph L. O'Farrell. She Is named as ex
ecutrix without bands.
The final account of Thomazlne P. Scott,
administratrix of the estate of Thomazlne
Eudey, deceased, was filed. The estate Is
valued at $10,000, and there Is also $3219
cash. She Is the sole heir.
Ada M. Hart petitioned to be appointed
administratrix of the estate of her
brother. Frederick R. Hart, deceased, val
ued at $1100.
XO REWARD FORTHCOMING.
Fulton Parle Hold-Up Man nw No
Price on His Head.
A reward for the arrest of the Fulton
hold-up man Is still unannounced. Judge
Cake said yesterday: "If we knew who
the man is we might offer a reward of
$100, but as there is no way to Identify
him it would be hard to tell when we had
the right man under arrest. If there was
something by which we could mark him
it would be easier for us to proceed."
Xcw Suits Filed.
The Portland Trust Company has sued
John H. and Annie E. Guerln to foreclose
a mortgage for $G6 on two lots at Wood
lawn. Suit has been filed by Adam P. Gray
against Enoch and Ida Spangler to fore
close a mortgage for $155 on a lot in East
E. G. Clark has sued Mary Frances
Swift Clark, Samuel F. Swift et al., to
foreclose a mortgage for $1600 on lot 3,
block 2, annex to Central Park.
In the case of L. P. Bolander vs. Sallng,
demurrer to the answer, set for Friday,
In the United States Court yesterday
In. the case of I. L. Patterson vs. Balfour,
Guthrie & Co., et al.. a motion to modify
the decree was set for hearing on Mon
day, December 23.
LOST BOAT HAD NO RUDDER
Testimony In Plnmore Inquiry as
to Cause of Its "Wreck. ,
The Plnmore court of Inquiry spent yes
terday taking testimony. Examination of
witnesses may be finished today, but a
decision may not be reached by the court
until next week. One of the questions the
court Is considering most Is that of bal
last. The problem Is to ascertain whether
1000 tons of ballast was sufficient for the
22S6-ton ship. Although the vessel had
only 890 tons when she came here four
years ago, It Is inferred from the ques
tions of the court that 1000 tons is deemed
Insufficient. One of the Important facts
brought out yesterday was that the boat
which was capsized by the surf was not
In the best of seaworthy condition. It
was somewhat leaky and had no rudder.
This accounts for Its capsizing in the
The witnesses were Harold Quick, ap
prentice; Harold Nye, apprentice; Captain
J. A. Robblns, master of the Falkland
bank, and John George and Albert Corn
Quick testified that the stem of the boat
was broken off at the top and that the
stern post was split. But he did not think
these Injuries Impaired its seaworthiness.
The boat had been used at Santa Rosalia,
where it was In a leaky condition. If it
had been provided with air tanks, as the
captain's boat was, there would have
been more chance of landing safely. The
captain of the Falklandbank testified that
his ship of 17S1 tons, about 500 less than
the Plnmore, came here from Santa
Rosalia with 1030 tons of ballast. The
Plnmore, however, is of a type of vessel
which does not require so much ballast
as his ship. He was near the mouth of
the river when the Plnmore was in dis
tress, and described the weather as very
squally and changeable from December 1
to December 5. He thought the crew Jus
tified In leaving the Plnmore.
Albert Cornwall, seaman, gave the usual
evidence and said that the cause of the
wreck of the mate's boat was the want
of a rudder, which had been lost. It was
Impossible to steer with an oar.
B. B. RICH FIVE CIGAR STORES
Purchasing Power Given Values on
Clffnrs by the Box.
No question that purchasing power en
ables B. B. Rich to give cigars In first
quality and full factory size only cigars
by the box sold at any B. B. Rich cigar
store will be only from well-known man
ufacturers. Pipes, cigar-holders and cigar-cases
are all guaranteed to be first
quality goods at prices that are right.
IT HELPS TO IMPROVE YOUR
We have many novplties in smokers'
sets, tables, tobacco jars, cigar and ci
garette cases, all suitable for holiday
gifts. You need not look further.
S1G SICHEE & CO.,
Opposite Chamber of Commerce,
MR.BEACH FOR PRESIDENT
SUCCEEDS MR, CONXELL AT HEAD
OF BOARD OF TRADE.
IV. M. Killinsflworth for Vice-President,
and Tyler "Woodward for
Treanrer Xo" Secretary Yet.
F. .E. Beach was elected president of the
Portland Board of Trade yesterday, to
succeed Samuel Connell, whose term ex
pired. William Kllllngsworth was elect
ed vice-president to succeed P. L. Willis.
Tyler Woodward was re-elected treasurer.
The election of secretary was postponed
until next meeting of the directors. C.
W. Miller consenting to serve until a
change is made.
Mr. Beach, the new president. Is a char
ter member of tho board, and has served
as director for two years. He has been
PROMINENT NORTHWEST LUMBERMAN.
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business for himself. His business
ability and Integrity attracted the attention of John DuBoIs, Sr., and Mr. Vos
burg was made his manager, which position he occupied foV a number of years.
On the death of John DuBols he was retained by the former's successor, John E.
DuBols, to look after his interests In Oregon. He was also president of the
"Wheeler Lumber Company, of Xehalem.
The funeral of Mr. Vosburg will be held tomorrow forenoon at 10:30 from
St. David's Episcopal Church, East Morrison, near East Twelfth street.
a resident of Portland since 1S74, and is
engaged in the paint and oil business.
He Is known as an enthusiastic worker
on behalf of the city, and as one of the
most faithful and energetic of the board
of directors, rarely missing the, weekly
meetings, and always ready to assist on
special committees. Much of the good
work done by the Board of Trade within
the past two years is duo to Mr. Beach's
energy In committee work.
W. M. Kllllngsworth, the new vice
president, Is also an enthusiastic rustler
In matters of public Improvement. He
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Iliia llVt"U III JTUl LIUHU UKLLll all Ilia III;,
and Is one of the main originators of the
present Board of Trade, having devoted
considerable time and work to making the
body the popular and useful organization
It has become. He is engaged in the
real estate business, and is, therefore,
personally Interested in the growth of the
city and in the increase in land values.
The board decided yesterday to go on
with the matter of consulting with the
United States engineers In regard to Im
provements needed at the mouth of the
Columbia River, and the committee of
three appointed to meet a like committee
of the Chamber of Commerce and of the
Manufacturers' Association will proceed
to arrange for a meeting with the latter
body, the Chamber of Commerce having
declined to act In the matter. J. "W.
Cruthers, who Is a member of this special
committee, spoke of the Inadequate light
ship and tug service at the mouth of the
river, and he referred to one vessel that
was recently . obliged to put about and
sail for a Washington coast port because
of this lack of service.
Mr. ConneJI, who is another member of
the committee, said: "If we were to take
the Chamber of Commerce at Its word,
and decline to Interest ourselves In the
Improvement of the aids to navigation
at the mouth of the Columbia, for fear
the Government might withhold further
assistance, there was very little use In our
meeting with the rivers and harbors
committee which visited Portland last
Summer. "We might have said to these
gentlemen: 'We have nothing to do with
the improvement of the Columbia River
or of the bar. The "United States engi
neers will attend to that.' I hope the
Chamber of Commerce will reconsider the
matter and appoint a committee to act
with us In conferring with our Congres
sional delegation and with the United
The board decided to furnish M. W.
Wllklns with several thousand folders for
circulation in the East.
H. E. Ankeny, a well-known citizen of
Jacksonville, is at the Imperial. He said
he did not know he was a candidate for
Governor until he reached Portland.
L. R. Stlnson, of Salem, grand recorder
of the grand lodge, Knights of Pythias,
is In the city on business connected with
the order, and is a guest at the Imperial.
Sam Aplln. of Dllley, Or., is at the St.
Charles. Mr. Aplln Is a leading merchant
In his section of the state, and Is In the
city for an additional line of holiday
Leopold F. Schmld. the Olympia brewer.
Is at the Imperial with Mr. and Mr. H.
Speckart and Miss Speckart, of Ger
many who are touring the Pacific North- ,
Joseph Perault, Attorney-General of j
Idaho, was In the city yesterday to take ;
his daughter home to Boise City for the t
holidays. Miss Perault attends St. Hel- j
Robert Gibson, owner and editor of the
Astoria News, and P. B. Sovey, city editor
of the Morning Astorlan, both of Astoria,
are In the city on business connected wltn
their respective papers.
C. L. Rankin, a logging man from
Palmer, who Is at the St. Charles, re
ports the timber Industries In his locality
flourishing, and the prospects point to a
still greater activity during tho coming
" . , . . . .. .
E. D. Brlggs, of Ashland, and A. R.
Mattoon, of Riddle, both of whom were
members of the last Legislature were In
the city yesterday. Messrs. Brlggs and
Mattoon denied that their presence here
had any pollUcal signlllcance.
W. T. Chutter and Fred Barker, of As-
torla. who are In the city on business, are
prominent cannerymen on the lower river,
Mr. Chutter ls manager for the A. Booth
Packing Company, and Mr. Barker Is a
member of the Arm of George & Barker.
Mr. and Mrs. John H. Scott, of Salem,
are registered at the Imperial. Mr. Scott
is County Judge of Marlon County, and
was recently married to Miss Maud Mar
tin, a charming young woman of Salem.
The couple are now enjoying their honey
moon. W. H. James, business manager of the
Sacramento Bee, ls In the city, on his way
to North Yakima, where, with his little
son, he will spend the Christmas holidays
among relatives. Mr. Jones was formerly
postmaster and a well-known newspaper
man of North Yakima,
D. K. Warren, of Warrenton, who Is
1 In tho city on a business trip, is one of
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ine principal siocitnoiuers in me w,vw,wj
Columbia Drydock Company, of which A.
B. Hammond Is president. Mr. Warren
was a pioneer In Clatsop County, and has
large realty holdings between Astoria and
Dr. Harry Cliff, of this city, returned
from the scene of his coal-prospecting
operations near SL Helens yesterday. He
said several" veins of good coal have been
pierced by the drill In reaching a depth of
ISO feet. The coal contains 52 per cent of
B. F. Allen, of Astoria, who Is at the
Imperial, en route to San Francisco, was
a member of the lower house at the last
Legislature, from Clatsop County. He Is
a prominent business rjan of Astoria, and
is going to the California metropolis to
spend the holidays. Mr. Allen will make
the trip by easy stages, traveling only In
the daytime, that he may see the country.
Mrs. J. T. Ross, of Astoria, one of the
best-known musicians In the state, is at
the Portland. Mrs. Ross was recently
presented with resolutions of thanks from
tho Astoria lodge of Elks for conducting
and arranging the musical programme on
the occasion of the Elks memorial serv-
GEORGE R, VOSBURG, WHO
George R. "Vosburg, who died at
tho home of Dr. George B. Van
"Waters, his son-in-law. 140 East
Twelfth street, Wednesday even
ing, was born in Harpersvllle. N.
T., June 25, 1S29, and was the
oldest of Ave children. His father
died when he was 9 years of age.
By bis orn Industry he maintained
himself and acquired a liberal edu
cation, early receiving a thorough
Christian training. As he was the
oldest In the family. It becamo
necessary that he should not only
make his own way, but help and
sustain his widowed mother. He
had the good fortune to receive
excellent private instructions in the
classics in his early life Strict In
tegrity characterized his life, and
he was scrupulously faithful in
handling any business Intrusted to
him. When a mere boy he split
cordwood to provide means for his
education. When a young man ho
was a trusted agent for an Im
portant mercantllo and lumber
business In Pennsylvania. After
ward ho engaged In the lumber
ices, held the first Sunday this month.
The text of the resolutions was burned
on leather, and the whole was highly
Colonel W. H. Jordan was made happy
yesterday afternoon by receiving a tele
gram from Major H. F. Kendall, Twelfth
Cavalry, now commanding officer at Fort
Clark, Tex., that Mrs. Kendall, daughter
of Colonel Jordan, had given birth to a
son and named him "William Henry, for
H. D. Sanford, of Pipestone, Minn.,
came to this city a
few days and and
is looking over local surroundings. He
finds the climate a great Improvement
over that he left, and speaks of Port
land as tho most beautiful city he has
seen m me unueu siaies. except in ua wnlch ,n aU probaDluty wlU entaii an ex
matter of street cleanliness. That might Uwmrtitn nf nMriv mnnn t Trt
be Improved, In his Judgment.
Davis McCamant, the young son of
Wallace McCamant, who has been sick
for two weeks, and whose condition has
for some days been considered very crit
ical, was yesterday pronounced out of
danger by his physicians. There was
great Joy In the McCamant family on
this account, they they were the recip
ients of numerous congratulations from
James F. O'Brien, of Tacoma, Wash.,
who was in the city yesterday, en route
to California, is one of the best-known
criminal lawyers In the Sound city. He
conducted the defense for Eben Boyce, the
musician who was recently hanged In
Pierce County, for wife-murder. Mr.
O'Brien Is a brother of Steve O'Brien,
who was formerly a power in DemocraUc
politics in Tacoma.
A. T. Vandevanter, of Seattle, who Is at
the Imperial, was formerly Sheriff of King
Next Sunday's Oregonlan will
contain a symposium on Christ
mas, a lay sermon being contrib
uted each by Mrs. Thomas I.
Eliot, Hon. George H. Williams,
Professor Frank Strong:, president
of the University of Oregon, and
Hon. D. Soils Cohen.
County, Washington, and Is a prominent
! figure In Washington politics. Mr. Van
devanter was elected twice to the Sheriff's
office, and was State Senator from .King
County. Outside of politics his fancy
turns to fast horses, and he has a string
of speedy ones that have a reputation of
NEW YORK, Dec 19. Northwestern
people registered at New York hotels to
day as follows:
From Portland W. T. Hurd and wife,
C. E. Stone, at the Imperial.
From Seattle W. Hardman, at the
Raleigh; O. H. P. Lafarge, at the Neth
erland. From Spokane W. D. Wrlghter, at the
Fifth Avenue: A. R. Schoen and wife,
at the Imperial.
TO HELP OUT NEW YORK.
Arbitrary Charge for Direct Loading
Into Ship May Go.
NEW YORK, Dec 19. It has been
learned from on official source that one
of the most Important charges of a dis
criminative character on grain passing
through this port is about to be abolished,
or, at any rate, materially modified, says
the Journal of Commerce. This charge Is
the arbitrary tax of 1 per cent per bushel
imposed by the railroads on grain loaded
direct Into steamships from the railroad
i elevators. It Is -what may be termed an
,nino, -,D. nrMnniiv int.nii m
- protect tne floating elevator combinations,
When , arrlves on the Jersey shore
. ,t ls unIoaded mto bargcs w,thout cost to
the OWMr ot the n and ,a towed to
any pomt wltnln tne nBntcraBC nmlt or
New York and placed alongside a steamer,
j But a shipper. If he desires to save tho
railroad the expense of thus transferring
tg grain, and Is willing to send his
i steamer direct to the railroad elevator,
I whence the grain could be immediately
transferred from the cars to the steam-
, ship, could not do so under current regula
Uons, unless he paid the arbitrary charge
of 1 per cent per bushel.
This Is the charge which Is to be modi
fied or removed, and it Is claimed that
this will mean that business can there
after be conducted as expeditiously at this
port as at any of its rivals.
W. A. Rnblec.
PORTLAND; Dec 19. (To theEdltor.)
Could you Inform me of the name of
the United States Consul at Hong Kong,
China, through the columns of your pa
per? R. W.
DRYDOCK COST, $215,000
ENGINEER DONNELLY SAYS IT CAN
BE BUILT FOR THAT AMOUNT.
Includes Builder's Commissions, anil
Royalties on Patents A Decision
At the meeting of the Port of Portland
Commission yesterday afternoon, W. T.
Donnelly, of New York, addressed tho
members on the subject of wooden dry
docks, and the cost of constructing one of
10.000 tons lifting capacity In Portland. He
stated that, at the very outside, a dock
such as the commissioners desired to build
could be constructed for $215,000. This
price would include the 5 per cent charged
for the plans, and the 15 per cent for use
of the patents. His charges, he said,
would cover all cost of supervision and
he would place an experienced drydock
builder in charge of the work, and at the
same time visit the scene cf operations
himself when It was considered necessary.
No contract was entered into with Mr.
Donnelly, and another conference will be
held with him Saturday at 2 P. M.
P. A. Ballln. a Portland marine engi
neer, also spoke in favor of the composite
dock, and also of the steel dock, which,
he averred, could be built for less than
the estimates made by the commission,
and which would outlast a wooden dock
and prove cheaper in the end. The com
missioners, however, did not appear to
change their minds as a result of Mr.
Ballln's remarks, and there was every In
dication that a deal woultf soon be closed
with Mr. Donnelly.
There has been no talk of a site yet, al
though the commission has decided that
the dock shall be operated at some point
on the Willamette River below the steel
DEAL IN TEXAS OIL.
English Syndicate Bnys Up Valuable
NEW YORK. Dec. 19 An Important
deal Is stated to have just been consum
mated whereby British capitalists have ac
quired more substantial interest In the
Texas oil fields and will ship large quan
tities of oil to the European markets, says
the Journal of Commerce. The'capltalists
referred to are represented by the Roche
Suart syndicate, London. The syndicate Is
said to have purchased the Hogg-Swayne
property, on which It is claimed about
three-eighths of the producing wells at
Beaumont are located. The purchase price
Is stated to have been m the neighbor
hood of $6,000,000.
The crude oil will be carried by pipe
line from the Texas fields to Port Arthur,
a distance of about 3) miles, where it will
be shipped by British tank steamers to
various parts of Europe. Eleven steamers,
representing a tonnage of 20.000, varying
In capacity from 4S.W0 barrels to 35.WW
barrels, will be employed in the jscrvice.
The first voyage Is scheduled to be made
from Port Arthur February 19, when a
cargo of 35.000 barrels of crude oil will
be exported to Cette for Spanish refining
purposes. It Is also proposed to send reg
ular consignments to Rouen and Havre,
France, also to Mlddlcsuoro-on-Tees an3
The Roche-Suart syndicate has already
Issued contracts for the construction ot
storage tanks of large capacity, pipe lines
from the oil fields to Port Arthur and for
the building of a refinery at that place.
penditure of nearly J300.000. in the Port
Arthur refinery, which will be In operation
by February 1, and will have a dally ca
pacity of 000 barrels, solar oil will be
turned out for London Gas Companies
who Intend to utilize It for purposes of
enriching the qualities of their gas.
DAILY CITY STATISTICS.
Robert Hughson, 24 East Fourteenth street,
December 10, girl to wife of A. N. Patterson,
December 15, pirl to wife of Grant Redmond,
S16 Hendricks avenue.
F. E. Myers. 20; K. R. Wilson. 21.
Bernhard O'Hara, 40; Josephine Murphy, 22.
December IS. Mrs. Hannah E. Edelman, CO
years, 755 Hoyt street, apoplexy.
Peter McDonald, cottage, Clackamas street,
between Qulncy and Wheeler, $1200.
W. M. Davis, repairs to home, Raleigh
street, between Fifteenth and Sixteenth, ?100.
Ileal Estate Transfers.
Thomas W. Jenkins and wife to Fred
erick A. Walpolc, undivided Vt lots 2,
3, 4, C, block F. except south 15 feet
lots 2 and 3, First-street Terraces $ 550
O. W. Taylor and wife to M. Davaney,
5 acres. Sec 2. T. 1 S., R. 2 E 300
W. Cather to L. M. Willis, east 40 feet
lots 5. C, In south Vi double block Q 2000
Max Schmld and wife to E. J. Woodman,
lot 2. block 0, Feurer's Addition 300
Ellen Henderson to Charles H. Anderson,
east i lots T, 8, block 22, McMillcn's
Bertha Steiger and husband to Clara Bar
rlnger. lots 18. 10. block 19, Mount
Tabor Villa 100
Mary W. and E. O. Miller to O. W. Tay
lor, lots 12. 13, block 12, Miller's Addi
R. Lea Barnes, trustee, to E. C Bro
naugh. lots 1. 2, 3, block 0; lots 18. 19,
block 10; lots 10, 11, block 20, Arbor
Guy G. Willie and wlfo to Slvestcr
Whitcomb. lots 2. 8, block 10, Dolan's
John Rosen to Emll Rosen, lots 4, 0, S.
north V: 10, block 27, Multnomah 1
Dora A. Norman and husband to S. Scott,
lot B, Jenne tract 275
Pacific Coast Abstract, Guaranty &
Trust Co., A. B. Manley, secretary, W. Y.
Masters, attorney. 204-5-6-7 Falling bldg.
SCHEME OF RECIPROCITY.
Report Submitted to the Pan-American
CITY OF MEXICO, Dec. 19. The com
mittee on commerce and reciprocity of the
Pan-American Congress has agreed sub
stantially on Its report, which has been
prepared by Pablo Macedo, of the Mexican
delegation. On the subject of reciprocity
the committee lays special stress on the
economic systems of the different gov
ernments, as based upon theirsnecesslties,
and recognizes that many of the Ameri
can republics which up to this time have
largely exported their raw materials and
imported manufactured articles, are now,
through the growing development of their
domestic industries, tending more to util
ize their own natural products and di
minishing proportionately the importation
of foreign commodities.
Special attention is given to commercial
reciprocity among the republics of the
American Continent, and the opinion 13
expressed that a careful and tranquil In
vestigation by the different governments
will demonstrate that they can make
mutual concessions, which, with the re
ciprocal advantages derived from traffic
among themselves, will stimulate the de
velopment of their natural products and
of their native industries to the point of
compensating for any pecuniary sacrifice
which such concessions in the, beginning
may seem to impose. In support of this
view are cited freedom of exchange and
the benefits which have been enjoyed
through the reciprocity agreements which
prevail among the five republics of Cen
tral America. The committee gives Its
adhesion to the making of treaties cf com
mercial reciprocity as the fundamental
principle of pan-Americanism and most in.
harmony with the spirit of the age.
The committee recommended that within
a year a technical customs congress be
held In New York, composed of delegates
named by the different governments, who
are skilled in the technical knowledge and
t ALL POULTRY
Retail Market and Commission Hoose
Are FRESH, FANCY DRY PICKED, furnished direct from the
ranch each day. And remember, our FRESH RANCH EGGS.
Others cannot get them. Fancy, live and dressed Poultry and
Game a specialty. STRfCTLY FRESH Eggs, Butter, Cream, ali
kinds of-Dairy Products, Fresh Vegetables, and Foreign and Domes
tic Fruits and Berries. Lard, Hams and Bacon. Poultry Supplies,
NOTICE: You DON'T WANT cold-storage Turkeys, so be
sure and order where all poultry is furnished fresh each day.
Phone Main 916. 124 FIFTH STREET.
Come and see our fine line of Children's Toys. Our
wholesale trade is nearly over and we have marked our goods
to retail at wholesale prices. Also we have imported a very
fine line of Chinese and Japanese Curios, consisting of ivory
carvings, silver cloisonne, bronzes, new brassware, silk em
broideries, ladies' wrappers and gents' smoking jackets,
ANDREW KAN & CO.
COR. FOURTH AND MORRISON STS.
That will give service and
J. B. STETSON
Ladies are invited to make their
JLYJL W-J X V JL X J-
Sole Agent for
I Come Saturday Mornin
On Saturday Morning, December 21st, I shall
open to the public the largest exclusive Retail
Umbrella Emporium on the Coast at
286 WASHINGTON ST.
EXQUISITE PARISIAN NOVELTIES
in Covers and Handles. Call and inspect you
do not have to buy. I will sell a complete um
brella at less price than other firms charge for
309 MORRISON ST. (Two Stores) 286 WASHINGTON ST.
practice of tariff administration. The com
mittee recommends that the customs con
gress give Its attention to the means for
the adoption and enforcement of a com
mon commercial nomenclature.
We sell kid gloves that give satisfac
tion. We have grouped our entire stock
of fine kid gloves Into three great spe
cials, and reduced prices to 93c, $1 13 and
$1 33. We fit and warrant every pair.
Open evenings. McAllen & McDonnell.
A special lot of kid gloves for holiday
trade at 75c. They are good.
Granted by the Pan-American Ex
position for the
The New "DOMESTIC"
Two Machines in one.
Lock Stitch Chain Stitch.
S. S. SIGEL, Sole Agent
335 Morrison. Marquam Bldg.
Extra s M!itf&
RECEIVED AT THE
rami Quanta fa 9c i
unu oUpaj vaj, o
pleasure throughout the year:
Handkerchiefs Suit Cases
SILK and OPERA
selections. Open evenings.
Men's Furnisher and Hatter
JL 288 Washington
the Jameson Hat
AND ICE COMP'Y
DAILY METEOROLOGICAL REPORT.
PORTLAND. Dec. 19. 8 P. M. Maximum
temperature, 47; minimum temperature. 34;
river reading- at 11. A. 31.. 2.5 feet; change in
the past 24 hours, 0.7 foot; total precipita
tion, 5 P. 31. to 5 P. if., 0.00; total precipita
tion since Sept. 1, 1001, 13.46 Inches; norma
precipitation since Sept. 1, 1901, 1C.27 Inches;
deficiency, 2.S1 inches; total sunshine Dec. IS,
0.00; possible sunshine Dec. IS, S:36.
PACIFIC COAST WEATHER.
K M "Wind. ta
so o :
: a3 ; ? ;
, Salt Lake
, San Francisco ..
Walla "Walla ..,
j WEATHER CONDITIONS.
I Th,e area of unusually high pressure which
has enveloped the North Pacific States during
I the lart several days has moved eastward dur
ing the last 24 hours, and this evening over
lies the central valleys of the United States.
The pressure Is decreasing quite rapidly off thr
coast. Indicating the approach of a dlsturb
' ance from the ocean; but as yet Its develop-
ment is not sufficiently well defined to be given
I great weight in the forecasts, for this district.
' Fair and moderately cool weather prevails
this evening in the Rock Mountain and Pacifia
The indications are for generally fair weath.
er in this district Frldny. except west of th
Cascades, wnere rain Is probable during the
! WEATHER FORECASTS.
Forecasts made at Portland for the 2S hours
ending at mldnlsht Friday, December 20:
Portland and vicinity Increasing cloudiness,
probably followed by light rain during the
afternoon; winds becoming southerly
Western Oregon and Western Washington
Increasing cloudiness, probably followed by
rain during the afternoon; winds becoming
Eastern Oregon, Eastern Washington and
Northern Idaho Generally fair weather: east
to south winds. A. B. WOLLABER.
Acting Forecast Official.
Kamloopa, B. C.
&4 0.00 12E
210 00 NW
2 0.00 0 N'W
48 0.00 SE
52 0.00 SW
28 0 00 00 Clm
48 0 00 IS E
26 0.00 SE
47 O.OO 14 E
OS 0.00 NE
32 0.00 SE
52 0 00 NE
3h 0 00 E
64 0 00 X
34 0 00 It E
48 ft.00 SE
28 0 001 S