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THE HORNING OREGONIAtf, SATURDAY. DECEMBER 2S, 1901.
SUNK IN ASTORIA HARBOR
FRENCH BARK HEXRIETTB A VIC
TIM OF THE BIG GALE.
Drnsrcred Anchors and Streclc a Rock
"Was Lumber-Laden From Port
land for Europe.
ASTORIA, Dec 27. The French bark
Henrlette. with a cargo of redwood lum
ber for Europe, Is at the bottom of the
river a short distance out from the
wharves opposite Kopp's brewer In Up
pertown. Yesterday afternoon and the
night previous, the bark had dragged her
anchors, and was well outside the river
channel toward the shore, and a tug went
to her to take her to a safe anchorage In
the lower harbor, but the tug's services
were declined. At low water last even
ing, shortly after 8 o'clock, the bark set
tled on some hard object and immediate
ly began to leak. The tide at the time was
extremely low, registering 1.9 feet below
zero, one of the lowest of the year.
The pumps were manned, but the water
began to make headway until 2 o'clock,
this morning, when the officers and crew
left her. and shortly afterwards she keeled
over and sank. At high tide her poop
deck Is awash. There are known to be
a number of large boulders at the placo
where the vessel lies, and it is believed
that she settled on one of these, which
forced a hole through her bottom, but the
real character and extent of her injuries
have not been determined.
The owners of the vessel have been no
tified of the accident, but no reply has yet
been received from them. The vessel is
so far out of the ship's channel that she
is no menace to navigation, but the longer
she is permitted to remain there will in
crease the damage to the hull. It will be
o. difficult matter to lighter her cargo in
her present position, and there Is no place
near at hand where the vessel can be
(The French bark Henrlette, which is at
the bottom of Astoria harbor. Is a diminu
tive craft of the old school. She was
built on the Seine in 1S74, and, from her
appearance when she reached Portland, 27
years later, she has had but few repairs
since she was built The little craft sailed
away from Franco over two years ago,
clearing from Dunkirk in command of
Captain Canevet, for Nossl Be, on the
Island of Madagascar. She arrived at that
port December 28, 1899, remaining there
about two months and then proceeding
to Rangoon. At that port, she was Joined
by a new master. Captain Marie, and May
26, 1900, sailed for the west coast of South
America. It was well into October before
she finally reached Iqulqul, and here an
other captain awaited her, and on Jan
uary 13, 1901, she sailed for Hlogo, Japan.
In command of Captain Durls. She
reached Hiogo In May, and sailed June 8
She had been cruising over the greater
part of the world in ballast, but at Hako
date she loaded sulphur and sailed for
Honolulu, arriving at the Island port. Au
gust 12. Ships were scarce and freights
high at that time, and the vessel was char
tered by Kerr, GIfford & Co., of this city,
to proceed to Portland and load wheat.
She arrived here the latter part of Sep
tember, and In such bad condition that
her charterers refused to accept her for
wheat loading. The decks were in bad
shape, and, taking her all round, she was
about as disreputable appearing a craft
ns has entered the port In many days.
Being condemned as a wheat-carrier, the
vessel accepted a charter for lumber to
the United Kingdom, Balfour, Guthrie &
Co. loading her with about 400,000 feet of
lumber, nearly all of it being California
redwood, which was brought to this city
on steam schooners from Fort Bragg and
Captain Durls, who brought the vessel
to Portland, gave up the command here,
and was succeeded by Captain Vaughn,
the fourth commander the craft has had
since she left Dunkirk, two years ago.
The Hennette Is so old and tender that
some doubt Is expressed about her being
raised and repaired. There was a rumor
on the street yesterday to the effect that
the O. R. & N. tug Wallula was In some
manner blamed for the vessel grounding
where she did. Superintendent Conway,
of the O. R. & N. water lines, received "a
report from his Astoria agent denying
that the tug was In any way to blame for
the accident. When the vessel commenced
to drag her anchors the "Wallula went to
her assistance, but the master of the Hen
rlette declined the services of the tug.)
MAKING FAST PASSAGE.
Portland Ship Shovrlnp the Ad
vantage of Frewh Water Harbor.
The British ship Brabloch, the first ship
of the September fleet, arrived out at
Queenstown yesterday, after a fast pass
age of 115 days from this port. She
was the sixth sailing ship of the 1901-02
grain fleet to sail from this port, and the
average of the six is the best that has
ever been reported for so many of the
early ships from Portland. Three ot
them, the Dumfriesshire. Madagascar
and Brabloch, have made the run In 115
days, the Nal was 125 days, the Argus
127 days, and the Nivelle 129 days, the
average passage for the half dozen being
but 121 days. The Portland fleet as usual
is showing up from two to three weeks
ahead of other coast ports, the Puget
Sound ships which have already reported
showing average passages 27 days slower
than the Portland ships. San Francisco
makes a slightly better showing than
Puget Sound, but the average passage of
her ships arriving out this season is 12
days slower than, the passages of the
The three sailing ships of the present
season's fleet which have already arrived
out from Puget Sound are the Clan Gal
bralth 128 days, Mozambique 13S days, and
Claverdon 178 days, an average of 148 days.
The six vessels already arrived out from
Ban Francisco are as follows: Cardigan
shire 115 days, Monkbarns 124 days. Sierra
Eetrella 125 days, Chlpperkyle 134 days,
Beaumanolr 147 days, Pythomene 153 days,
an average of 133 days.
RICKMERS RAN AMUCK.
Bis German Bark One of the Vic
tims of the Gale on Paget SoHnd.
The German bark Robert Rickmers, a
well-known craft In this port, became
mixed up with some other victims of the
storm at Seattle Thursday night. The
Fost-Intelllgencer has the following re
garding the accident:
'The storm got the German bark Rick
mers Into violent action "Wednesday
night- with serious damage to two other
ocean-going craft, the schooners Stimson
and Mildred. All three vessels were at
anchor under the "West Point Bluff, near
the entrance to Ballard harbor. At the
height of the storm the Rickmers set up
a marine stampede. Sho dragged her
anchors and tore down the Sound toward
Richmond beach, fouling first the Mildred
and then the Stimson. Both vessels were
dragged about a mile and a half, each
schooner losing her Jib-boom and the
Mildred also her windlass. At no time,
however, was the Rickmers ashore, as
reported. She was practically uninjured.
During the day one of the Puget Sound
Tugboat Company's tugs towed her to
Tacoma. where she is now loading.
ARGYLL'S BIG CARGO.
Steamship Is Ready for Sea After
Nine Days' Stay in Port.
The British steamship Argyll was
cleared last evening by the Northwestern
"Warehouse Company with 179.7S3 bushels
of wheat. She goes to St. Vincent for
orders, and has been In the river but nine
days. As two of these were holidays, her
time for receiving her lining and loading
over 5000 tons of wheat was less than a
week. The British steamship Pembrok
hlre, which arrived about the same time
as the Argyll, will finish loading tonight.
She will probably take a small amount of
lighterage at Astoria, as she Is a much
larger steamer than the Argyll. The lat
ter vessel Is the 18th wheat vessel to clear
this month. She will leave down the
river at daylight, drawing 23 feet 6 inches,
and nb delay is anticipated this side of
TWO VESSELS ASHORE.
Gale Has Played Havoc With Pugret
PORT TOWNSEND, Dec 27. Reports
of damage to shipping In the recent storm
are meager, but thus far it Is known that
three vessels were driven ashore.
The schooner Minnie A. Caine, in tow
of the Magic, was caught In a storm
Christmas night, and was being towed be
fore the gale. So strong was the wind
that the schooner nearly ran down the
tug, and the hawser had to be cut in
order to save the latter. The captain of
the schooner was on the tug, and as the
hawser was cut loose he gave the mate
a course to Port Townscnd, and later the
vessel piled up on Smith Island.
At one time today. It was reported that
the Packard was ashore on Trial Island,
but, according to reports brought here
by the steamer North Pacific, this vessel
is not ashore on Trial Island, but after
dragging her anchors in Royal Roads,
brought up Just outside of Brotchy ledge,
near the entrance to Victoria harbor.
While she Is In a dangerous position, yet
she is not in Imminent danger unless an
other storm should come up. The Santa
Dasa is reported ashore on Trial Island.
The schooner Minnie A. Calne is high and
dry on the north side of Smith Island.
When she struck, it was extremely high
tide, and she went on the sandy beach.
The crew Is aboard, and the ballast is
being dumped overboard, and an effort
will be made to float her.
The British bark Bankburn is reported
as missing. She was anchored In Royal
Roads, and her Captain was ashore when
the storm came up. He was unable to
get aboard, and during the night the
ship broke from anchorage, since which
time nothing has been seen or heard of
her, but it Is believed she was driven
by the storm Into some bay among the
islands, where she found an anchorage.
Tugs have been sent to the assistance
of all, and the condition of affairs will
not be known until they return.
Voshnrs's Master Arrested.
ASTORIA. Dec. 27. Captain Chris
Ahues, formerly master of the tug George
R. Vosburg, was arrested by Deputy
United States Marshal Roberts today, on
an Information filed before United States
Commissioner Sladen, of Portland, and
signed by Algol Peterson, a sailor. The
Information charges that, through crim
inal negligence and misconduct. Captain
Ahues caused the death of J. W. Cole,
cook on the lumber barge Wheeler, which
broke adrift from the tug Vosburg, on
the evening of November 27, and was aft
erwards wrecked on the coast. It alleges
that proper "diligence was not exercised by
the captain in trying to rescue the barge.
The preliminary hearing of the charges
against Captain Ahues was held before
United States Commissioner Thomson,
this afternoon, and the case was dismissed
because there was not sufficient evidence
to warrant prosecution.
Bnrnlnpr Liner at Seattle.
SEATTLE, Dec 27. The steamship
Shlnano, of the Nippon Yusen Kalsha
Line, arrived In the harbor today, the fire
which forced her to return from sea still
burning In her hold. The fire, which is
confined to the forward part of the hold,
is being kept well under control. Her
hold has been kept filled with steam since
It was discovered, December 22, 1025 miles
off Cape Flattery. The first Intimation of
affairs was smoke issuing from the fore
castle. The hatches were Immediately
battened down and the steam turned Into
Steamer for Alaska.
ASTORIA. Dec 27. The Astoria Iron
Works closed a contract, this afternoon,
with J. T. Barron, of the Thllnket Pack
ing Company, to construct a steamer, to
be used In connection with the company'!.
Alaska canneries. The steamer will bo
equipped with compound engines, surface
condensers and Scotch marine boilers. She
Is to have a speed of 10 knots per hour,
and the contract price Is J15.C00.
Gale on Newfoundland Coast.
ST. JOHN'S, N. F., Dec 27. A furious
gale swept the coast of Newfoundland
last night and wrought much destruction
among the shipping and fishing properties
at Bay of Islands, where several Ameri
can vessels were seeking cargoes oJ her
ring. At Placentla. on the west coast, the
fishing-boats suffered great damage, and
the wharves and water front buildings
GnlRorm Cnstle Not Sighted.
ASTORIA, Dec 27. The report brought
in from the pilot schooner a few days
ago that the British bark Galgorm Castle,
from Table Bay, was outside with a pilot
on board, was an error. The vessel re
ferred to was the bark Castor, which ar
rived today. The Galgorm has not been
Sighted a Derelict.
ASTORIA, Doc 27. The British bark
Castor, which arrived In this afternoon
from Tocopllla, reports sighting a dere
lict yesterday afternoon two miles west
southwest of the lightship. The craft
was bottom up and resembled the hull of
a small schooner. It Is thought to be some
hulk that has been reported off the coast
Grounded In the Harlior.
ASTORIA, Dec 27. The British ship
Rlversdale, which arrived down this after
noon, grounded on the sands nar the
Sylvia de Grasse Reef, and was hung up
for some time. Captain Porter says that
only the vessel's nose touched the sands,
and her hull was not Injured.
Domestic and Foreign Ports.
ASTORIA. Dec 27. Left up at-11:20 A. M.
German bark Bertha. British ship Irby. Ar
rived at 1 P. M. British steamship Strathryle.
from San Francisco: British bark Castor, from
Tocapllla. Arrived down at 3:20 P. M. British
ship Rlversdale. Left up at 3.S0 P. II. Brit
ish steamship StrathBjie. Arrived down at 1
P. M. Schooner J. M. Coleman. Condition of
the bar at 5 P. 1L, rough; wind west; weather
San Francisco, Do. W. Arrived Steamer
Pleiades, from Cotnox; ship Eclipse, from Seat
tle. Sailed Steamer City of Puebla. for Vic
toria; schooner C. 8. Holmes, for Gray's Har
bor; steamer Asuncion, for Tacoma.
Tacoma, Dec 27. Arrived December 2& Ger
man bark Robert Rickmers, from Japan; Amer
ican steamship Czarina, from San Francisco.
Sailed December 27 British ship Scottish
Lochs, for Queenstown: American steamship
Washtenaw, for San Francisco.
St. Vincent Arrived Dec 26. Glen Logan,
from Tacoma, via Coquimbo.
Havre. Dec 27. Arrived La Bretagne, from
Tenerlfte, iec 27. Soiled Is Is, from Ham
burg, Genoa, etc
Hong; Kong Arrived Dec 25. Empress of
China, from Vancouver, via Yokohama.
Hoqulam Sailed Dec 20. Steamer Grace
Dollar, from Hoqulam for San Francisco.
Augustus L. Allen.
POUGHKEEPSIE. N. Y.. Dec. 27. Au
gustus L. Allen, one of the original trus
tees of Vassar College, is dead, aged 32.
In 1S50 he was chairman of the commit
tee appointed to welcome home the late
Professor S. F. B. Morse, Inventor of the
telegraph, after his return from his first
protracted trip to Europe.
One Dentist Working for Another.
BROWNSVILLE. Or., Dec. 26. (To the
Editor.) I wish S'ou would state In your
paper and make a little correction In re
gard to my practicing dentistry 'at
Brownsville, -Or. I am not working by
myself, but under Dr. Aumstead.
J. W. LEHMAN.
In Turkestan every wedding engagement be
gins with the payment of a substantial con
sideration to the girl's parents. . If the girl
Jilts her lover the engagement gift has to be
returned, unleas the parents have another
daughter to give as a substitute.
GUESTS OF ALL NATIONS
ONE HUNDRED ENJOY CHRISTMAS
DINNER AT MEN'S RESORT.
Stalvrart Laborers Sit Down to Feast
and Gnln an Insight Into
Worlc of Institution.
Christmas dinner, with the other inci
dentals which cheer the river man, was
served at the Men's Resort. North Third
street, last evening to about 100 guests
from all nations. The repast was under
the .direction of the Resort committee,
which consists of William MacMasters,
chairman. Rev. E. P. Hill, S. C. Kerr,
Miller Murdoch, A. S. Putallo. C. H.
Madeley, Rev. E. D. Soper, and Rev. E.
W. St. Pierre, pastor of St. John's Pres
The mn whn Mthnrofl nt th rilnnor I
were of the splendid type of the laborer.
The majority of them were giants In
physical strength, and few of them were
old. Assembled in the reading-room,
they talked familiarly together, and
GOOD BARGAIN IN THE PURCHASE OF ALBINA
The City of Portland has unquestionably made a fair bargain in the purchase
of the Albina Water Works. The price Is $200,000. of which $150,000 U to be cash
at the time of transfer, and ?25.000 is to be paid in one year and .J25.000 In two
j ears, deferred payments bearing Interest at the rate of 5 per cent. Assuming
that the $200,000 investment la 5 per cent money, the fixed Interest charge against
the Albina plant would be $10,000 per annum. As a matter of fact, the city sells
its water bonds at a premium of 12 to 15 per cent, and therefore the investment
net the purchaser only about 4H per cent. If the bonds run 30 years to ma
turity. But $10,000 will do for an outside estimate. The cost of maintenance
and operation will not exceed $5000 per annum. The total expense, then. Is not
to exceed $15,000 per annum. The groin earnings of the Albina Water Works have
for several years averaged $30,000. The net revenue of the plant to the city will
be at least $15,000.
It was stated to the Water Committee, on authority of Us engineer, that the
plant could not be duplicated for less than $72,000, and to build another system
meant simply to Invite sharp competition, and perhaps unprofitable returns. It
Fccmed the part of wisdom, therefore, to follow the precedents heretofore estab
lished pay a reasonable price, and Incur no risk of undesirable and perhaps costly
Here Is an authorized etatement of cost of the Albina water plant:
Real estate $ 20.180 87
Tools and furniture ...'"rJiT;
Pumps and pipe lines m.biJ
Expenses of operation, taxes, etc
Net receipts 5 19.920 54
Here Is a comparative etatement of earnings for 1000 and 1001, showing the
growth of business after 25 cents reduction made January 1. 1001, to conform to
the city reduction. The estimate for 1001 la for nine, months only:
$ 2.50S C9
, 2.234 05
, 2.605 25
, 2.785 23
, 3.179 95
social Intercourse occupied the pro
gramme until dinner was announced.
The dinner consisted of turkey, salads
and other delicacies of the season, and
was under the direction of Miss Angellne
O'Neill, of the First Presbyterlon Church;
Miss Curran and Mrs. Amesbur of the
Westminster; Miss Julia Strode. Misses
Viola and Anna Charleson, of the Third
Presbyterian; Miss Barton, of the St.
John's; Miss Blank and Miss McCully,
of the Mlzpah, and Miss Moore and Mrs.
Klnean, of the Calvary Presbyterian
During tho evening, the Rev. E. P.
Hill, pastor of the First Presbyterian
Church, was asked for an address, and
responded, advising his hearers to begin
a new life with the New Year.
Dr. Hill's address was particularly edi
fying to the guests, as they had previous
ly learned of the work of a member of
the Resort from a newspaper report.
This particular member had been re
leased from the King County, Wash.,
jail and had come to Portland. Here,
after a wayward life, he entered the Re
sort, became a good Christian, went to
Chicago and entered upon evangelical
work. He has performed splendid serv
ice, and he is still securing converts.
Another convert of the Resort is now
an agent of a Bible Society and has sold
nearly 3000 Bibles among the fallen of the
East A third, who confessed himself a
deserter from the United State's Army,
was induced to face his punishment. He
did so, and a few months' good behavior 1
secured his pardon.
In addition to its efforts to secure em
ployment for men. the Resort committee
has taken up kindergarten work. A por
tion of its rooms has been given up to
kindergarten work, under the direction of
Miss Bain and Miss Jeffries. The class
Includes 30 children, among whom are
many of foreign birth.
The Resort committee expresses Its
thanks to Manager Bowers, of the Hotel
Portland, who has assisted in supplying
the dinners for several years past.
TREE FOR CATHOLIC CHILDREN".
Younsr Folic Have Merry Time
Candy Cane for Archbishop.
The children of the Catholic Cathedral
Parish were given an enjoyable Christ
mas-tree party yesterday afternoon. In
the school of tho Sisters of the Holy j June with roses, Daisy Forsythe; July
Names, corner of Sixteenth and Everett -with a boat song, Frances Ollphant; Au
streets. The Rev. Father Waters had gust with haying utensils, Judith Joy and
charge of the exercises, which were op- j Helen Scott: September with Fall flow
encd with a song. "Out From the Shad! ers. Louie Sharp; October with Autumn
OWS, D tne lowuwiiis ii.inii.-u cmiureii,
accompanied by Miss Llghtner:
Odea Jones. Margaret and Jennie Bur
ton, Lillian McHugh, Luclle Dunne. Eve
lyn and Luetta Mooney, Annie Cosgrove,
Julia Welch and Frances Gallagher.
The recitation, "ChrlstmaB," was given
by Luclle Dunne, and an address, "His
Grace and Clergy." by Annie Cosgrove.
Miss Lucy Dougherty rendered a. piano
solo and Miss Alice Dougherty a violin
solo, with Miss Lucy as accompanist. A
recitation by Frances Elvers completed
the programme, and the Most Rev. Arch
bishop Christie then made a short ad
dress to the children, speaking in his
usual happy vein.
When the archbishop concluded, Santa
Claus. in the person of Mr. Emll Scher
zlnger, entered, not through a chimney,
but through a door. Dropping his bulky
sack on the threshold, he passed up the
aisle amid tho titters of the 3'oungsters,
and after a general survey of his audl-
unro Vio TirMpntrd a. ryinrlv ranp tn tYin
archbishop and another to the Rev.
Father J. C. Hughes, of St. Lawrence
parish. Presents were distributed gen
erally then, and every boy and girl was
made happy. When the time for depar
ture came, the archbishop presented his
cane to a younger neighbor, and Fath
er Hughes, after a survey of the threaten
ing heavens, decided that an umbrella
was more useful than a cane, and like
wise disposed of his gift.
In the decoration of the tree the Sis
ters were assisted by the Misses Burke,
Jennie O'Neill, Richard Smith, and Jen
CAXTATA OF CHRISTMAS.
First Preshyterlnn Church. Children
See Santa Claus In His Glory.
The Christmas exercises at the First
Presbyterian Church partook of the na
ture of a cantata, the children participat
ing ranging In age from 12 to 14 years,
with grown people filling the adult parts.
In the "Christmas With the Pixies,"
Gene Bromley, as Lena; Malcolm Stra
han, as oule; Miss Marguerite Wllkln-
son, as the Princess, and Mr. Kellogg, as
the Prince, acquitted themselves very
creditably. As Santa Claus, Mr. Alex
ander fulfilled all the expectations of the
younger and older spectators.
HAPPY TIMES FOR HOMELESS ONES.
and Girls' Aid Society
Christmas exercises were given by the
children at the Receiving Home of the
Boys and Girls' Aid Society last even
ing, and quite a number of the friends of
the society were present. Forty children,
inmates of the Receiving Home, took
part, ranging in age from 14 to 16 years,
and all with a history of abuse, neglect or
abandonment. The children all looked
very happy, and their behavior would be
an example to many who have had better
opportunities. The numbers were exceed
ingly weh rendered, and gave great credit
to those who worked hard to prepare
them. John Webb, superintendent of St.
David's Epcopal Sunday School, conduct
ed the musical programme, assisiea oy
AHse T.nrllp Ktnnedv. nllO presided at the
organ. Mrs. W. T. Gardner, wue oi if
superintendent, prepared the programme
The faithful matron of the home, Mrs.
M. J. Graham, has quite recovered her
health, and her charges bear evidence of
$ 30.733 04
October . .
.$ 2.424 53
.. 2.242 02
. 2.410 Ik)
. 2.355 40
.. 2.4S3 54
. 2.747 00
.. 2.743 75
,. 2.779 17
. 2.0S2 85
,. 2.Co. 53
. 2.311 tV
. 2.674 20
Total $30,733 04
the care and attention bestowed on them.
Superintendent W. T. Gardner made a few
remarks on the opening of the programme,
bidding welcome to the guests and Intro
ducing the chairman of the evening.
Following is the programme:
Opening song "Joy to tho World".... Children
Recitation Aleltha Darling
Dialogue Glen Barker and Oma Hopkins
Solo Olive Loncy
Recitation Lura Barker
Recitation Howard Cox
Chorus "Brothers We" Six little boys
Recitation .. - Eddie Dolllnon
Recitation Vera Brown
Song "Sweet Christmas Angels" Children
Recitation Bertha Flood
Duet Olive Loncy and Edith Wilkinson
Recitation Bernle Hopkins
Recitation Clyde MelkcIJohn
Song "Beautiful Star" Children
Judge George H. Williams addressed the
children at the close of the programme,
and In his remarks pictured many poor
children who did not have the advantages
that these children have, and expressed
himself as both surprised and pleased with
the efforts of the little ones.
THEIR CHRISTMAS IS OVER.
Children at First Congregational
Church Have Great Time.
The Christmas exercises at the First
Congregational Church were concluded
last evening with an excellent programme
of Interest to young and old nllke. Tues
day afternoon the children and their moth
ers were entertained with simple games,
after which all gathered around the teach
er, who told, in simple words, the Christ
mas story. Illustrating her remarks with
pictures. While gazing at the brightly
lighted tree, all Joined In Christmas carols,
after which the tree was unloaded of Its
burden of candles and nuts, and each
child received a small mounted copy of
one of the pictures used In Illustrating
The Sunday school had its concluding
Christmas celebration In the church par
lors. The procession of the months was
presented and very prettily acted and
sung. The different months were repre
sented by symbols: January with sleigh
bells, Joe Graff; February with a valen
tine, Ruth Beach; March with a kite,
Walter Ackerman; April with an um
brella, Gladys Gage and Doris Ollphant;
i May with a May-pole. Marguerite Scott;
leaves, Helen Beach; November with fruit
and vegetables, Eddie Anderson; and De
cember with Santa Claus, Alfred Clarke,
and a Christmas tree. The room was
prettily decorated. The New Year sat on
his throne, attended by two pages, and
these symbols were laid at his feet. There
was a large audience present, and the
evening was greatly enjoyed.
CHILDREN HAVE GAY TIME.
Chrlstmns-Tree Party Given at First
The younger children of the First Bap
tist Church were given an enjoyable
Christmas-tree party yesterday afternoon.
The kindergarten-room, in which the tree
was placed and In which 13 the beautiful
window presented to the church by the
children of the congregation, was the
scene of the exercises. There Mrs. J.
H. Phillips and Miss A. Balrd directed
the amusements, and under their able
i charge the time was passed very pleas-
antly by the youngsters, whose ages
ranged from 2 to 6 years. Presents were.
of course, distributed from the well-decorated
tree, and the heart of every guest
was gladdened by some gift. During
the afternoon vocal numbers were ren-
dered by Bernle Mack. Henrietta Failing
and Harriet Clinton.
AKS X r r
I hi V i with Soap. PEARLINE does the work
ORDIXAXCE TAXING TELEPHONES
Decision of a Montana Judjce Fljcht
of the Pacific States Telephone
& Telegraph Company.
(San Francisco Call.)
The contention of the Pacific States j
Telephone & Telegraph Company that
the ordinance passed two years ago by
the Board of Supervisors of this city, j
placing a tax of $2 per quarter on every j
telephone In use. Is unconstltutlona', Is i
likely to be made good, judging by a re
cent decision handed down by Judge
Clements, of the District Court of Helena,
Suits nre now pending In the Superior
Courts of San Francisco County In which
the telephone company resists the ordi
nance of the Board of Supervisors as to
a tax on Its telephones. The matter Is of
vital importance to the company, for if
the ordinance Is held to be valid the cor
poration will be called upon to pay more
than $250,000 a year into the City and
County Treasury. i
The action of various Assessors In the 1
state In placing a valuation of $25 to $50 i
en each telephone of the company has j
also been resisted by the corporation, and
In the various suits now pending the de
cisions, of the courts will be affected by
the rulings made recently In Montana In
In the Montana litigation the Rocky
Mountain Bell Telephone Company re
sisted the action of William L. Steele.
Treasurer of Lewl3 and Clark Co.unty.
who sought to recover arrears of license
for two years for all telephones used by
the company In the county.
The state claimed that the Instruments
were used for local business and the e
fore were subject to taxation. The tele
phone company asserted that the tele
phones In question were part of an inter
state system of commerce and were con
sequently exempt from taxation. The as
sessment of the telephone Instruments
was also n point In the litigation.
Judge Clements, In rendering his deci
sion, held that the telephones were not
used for local purposes alone, but that
they were connected with similar Instru
ments In other states and also worked In
conjunction with telegraph companies for
the transmission of messages.
Judge Clements ruled that the tele
phones used exclusively In business with
in the State of Montana cannot be sep
arated from Its Instruments used In In
terstate business. Continuing, Judge
"Nor docs Political Code 4071. subdivi
sion 2, as amended, make such discrimin
ation, but imposes tho license tax upon
each telephone Instrument In use without
limiting the license tax upon instruments
used exclusively In local or interstate
"Each of the defendant company's In
struments used In this business is worth
the sum of $0 and no more.
"The defendant company has been as
sessed and has paid Its property tax
for city, county and school purposes and
such taxes included In general tax on
said Instruments and the personal prop
erty of the defendant company.
"The State of Montana and the Coun
ty of Lewis and Clark are at no expense
'for the inspection or supervision of the
defendant's poles, wires or Instruments."
The Montana decision will be far-reaching
If it is upheld by the Courts of Ap
peal, as It bears on the business of the
telephone companies throughout the Re
public The Judicial determination of the value
of telephone Instruments is the first one
to be rendered In the Pacific Coast States
and will be an Important precedent In all
litigation wherein the telephone company
resists the assessment on Its property.
In the suits brought by the telephone
company to test the constitutionality of
the ordinance passed two years ago tax
ing each telephone Instrument at the rate
of $2 per quarter, the decisions up to date
have been In favor of the company. Su
perior Judge Hebbard recently rendered
two decisions In favor of the company
without going into the merits of the ordi
nance. An Italian View of Humor.
New York Evening Post.
Mr. Howells, in the North American
Review, discusses, apropos of Professor
Belleza's recent essay, "Humour; An
Italian View of Humor." The discussion,
to use Mr. Howell's word on Tolstoy, Is
pursued "In a spirit of unsparing yet con
scientious humor." The expression shows
clearly enough that Mr. Howells Is be
nignly dlsregardful of the question which
exercised minds as good as Hazlltt's and
Coleridge's the distinction between wit
and humor. It Is only by a considerable
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Catarrh Is the short route to consump
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dicious treatment of catarrh, whether lo
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The list of catarrh cures Is as long as
the moral law and the forms Jn which
they are administered, numerous and con
fusing, from sprays, inhalers, washes,
ointments, and salves to powders, liquids
The tablet form Is undoubtedly the most
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with nearly all advertised catarrh reme
dies it Is almost entirely a matter of
guess work as to what you are taking
Into your system, as the proprietors,
while making all sorts of claims -- to
what their medicines will do, alw p
It a close secret as to what they
The success and popularity of t
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The cures that Stuart's Catarrh Tablets
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j and the advantage of knowing what you
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Stuart's Catarrh Tablets meet with
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I full-sized packages.
strong, with PEAR.LINEL The
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It is a regular steaLm.entfine in
QLgainsi curt. 631
stretching of the term that Ibsen does
duty as a humorist in Mr. Howells sur
vey. In a way it may be said that Ibsen's
whole view of life Is Ironical. Think or
"Ghosts," and "The Pillars of Society,"
and "The Enemy of the People," and the
irony glares at you through the very
names. In "The Wild Duck" and "The
Doll House," and "Little Eyolf" It Is as
pitiless of the witness as of the actors;
one must humble one's self for one's own
peace's sake before the spectacle of hu
man absurdity which Includes one's self.
But, above all. "Ghosts" Is supremely
humorous, though In such a ghastly, trag
ic sort that one does not easily laugh.
When I remember this, I wonder at my
self for not having grouped Ibsen with
my other greatest humorists, scarcely be
low the level of Tolstoy. He is really
below him less In a humorous vision of
life than in the expression of it upon the
more mechanical conditions of the drama,
which Is his form, while the epic Is Tolstoy's.
GOVERNOR HUNT REFUSES
Xo Requisition Papers for Man Held
BOISE, Idaho, Dec. 27. Governor Hunt '
this evening refused to Issue a requisition
on the Governor of Oregon for the extra-
ditlon of Paul Avellne, held In Portland '
on the charge of removing property from j
the state for the purpose of defrauding
creditors. The warrant on which the ar-
rest was made was sworn out by his i
brother. Prosper Avellne, the proceedings ,
being the outcome of long-standing busi
ness troubles between the brothers. Paul
converted all his property Into cash and
left the night before judgment would have
been signed up against him. The requisi
tion was refused because it was bhown
that the real purpose of the prosecution
was to collect the Judgment. J
(Paul Avellne was arrested In Portland
on a telegraphic request from the Boise
police authorities. He was ordered re
leased on a writ of habeas corpus pro
ceeding, and was afterwards re-arvesUil
on a charge of being a fugitive from
justice, but was, however, let out on J1C00
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