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CARMEN'S PAY IS UP
City & Suburban Makes
increase of Wages.
ADVANCE, $14,000 PER -YEAR
Request of Employe Fnlly Granted,
Except aa to Overtime ?2 25 Fer
Day of 10 Hoars, $2 Fer
Notice -was yesterday posted at the
barns of the City & Suburban Railway
Company substantially granting the re
quest of the employes for an increase of
pay. The "advance thus amicably ar
ranged for dates from March 1, and means
an additional expenditure for labor by
this company of about $14,000 a year.
The letter from the company to the com
mittee representing the employes, giving
notice of the Increase, Is as follows:
Messrs. Traub, Morris, Stearns, Valentin.
Ixgan, Hnffard, Spencer and Shaw, Employes'
"Wage- Committee Gentlemen: I am Instructed
by the board of directors of this company to
Inform you that, after careful consideration of
your request for an Increase of pay, they
have decided to adopt the schedule prepared'
by you. with the exception that night runs
may reach a maximum of 10 hours, and day
runs 10 hours and 30 minutes without extra
pay. While most of tho runs are consid
erably less than 10 hours. It Is not practicable
to keep all day runs within this limit, and
some few of the night runs may reach It.
This, tho directors feel, should be made with
out extra pay, and also that tripper runs may
be added without materially Increasing the
Tou will, of course, appreciate that this
schedule Involves a very large addition to the
monthly expenses, and the directors feel that
you will readily agree that the small concession
Is not unreasonable.
In accordance with the above the rates of
pay for all carmen, beginning March 1. will
be as follows:
For regular day runs not exceeding 10 hours
and SO minutes. $2 25 per day.
For regular night runs, not exceeding 10
hours, $2 per day.
All overtime for regular men, 22 cents
per hour: extra men. 20 cents per hour straight.
I am further directed by the board to ex
press to you its appreciation of the loyalty
of the employes to the interests of the com
pany, especially for having conducted this
negotiation for Increase of pay in so frank
and open a manner and through the medium
of employes of long and faithful service. Re
spectfully yours, C. F. SWIGERT,
Secretary and Treasurer.
January 23 the committee had a con
ference with the officers of the company
and presented the request of the car op
eratives for an advance of pay. The day
men wanted $2 25 per day of 10 hours, with
23 cents per hour for extra time. The
night men wanted minimum pay of $2 per
night, for any number of hours up to 10,
with 25 cents per hour for all time over
As heretofore arranged, the day men
worked full 10 hours and received $2 per
day. Night men worked an average of
eight hours a day and resolved an aver
age of Jl SO for the service. Both sets of
men were paid 20 cents per hour and they
wanted their pay increased to 22 cents,
an Increase of 12 per cent. There was
no grievance on any other score.
"Under the new schedule the men will
receive $2 and 52 25 per day, respectively,
which was the main thing desired, though
the allowance for overtime is not all thy
asked, and they are asked to work a lit
tle longer lor the new wage. The men
understand that the tripper runs will not
be paid for extra and that this arrange
ment may require the night men to work
in some cases as many as 12 hours a
day without extra pay.
The employes generally express satisfac
tion with the new -arrangement, as it
gives them, a chance to earn more money
WHY PORTLAND PLAYERS LOST
Basket-Ball Team Complains of Un
fair Treatment at Monmouth.
The Portland All-Star basket-ball team
returned from Its Monmouth trip yester
day. The members feel greatly disap
pointed over the result of the game Sat
urday. The boys claim that many things
worked to their disadvantage, and helped
to lose the game. In the first place, two
of tho regular players could not ac
company tho team, and this proved a de
cided handicap. Then again, the train
upon which the team left Portland was
delayed by a wreck, and the players did
not arrive at Monmouth until' after 10
P. M. The boya had no chance to limber
up, but went right to playing In the poor
ly lighted gymnasium. Tho hall Is very
small, and tho spectators sat right on
the side lines, leaving no space for the
players to get tho ball without plunging
Into them. Monmouth has a .good team,
but the referee. Physical Director Forbes
allowed the school players to rest and
play for wind every few minutes, thus do
laying the game greatly.
Portland could not get accustomed to
the hall during the first half, and Mon
mouth succeeded in getting 9 points to
Portland's 1. During the second half
Portland .got together and scored 12 points,
as also did Monmouth. It was in this
half that Portland's men think that Mon
mouth did not give them the full 20 min
utes' playing time. Four times did the ref
eree stop the game to allow the Mon
mouth players rest, which is strictly
against the rules, and after 20 minutes had
elapsed, time was called on the game.
Portland's players say that they should
have had at least 7 minutes' more time,
as the half began at 10:40 and ended at
21, and -no time was deducted for the
numerous delays. This was substantiated
by many of the spectators.
The game ended In Monmouth's favor,
21 to 13, but the Portland players agree
that another game shall be played before
Monmouth claims the championship. Af
ter the game the teams were nicely enter
tained, and general good feeling prevailed
The Puget Sound trip has been post
poned one week, on account of Victoria
being unable to secure the hall on the
dates set. The Portland tram will leave
on Wednesday. March 12. playing Seattle,
"Victoria and Vancouver in succession.
Pastime Club Trying to Arrange a
Contest Between Them.
The managers of the Pastime Club are
endeavoring to arrange i match between
Mike Donovan and "Dutch" Thurston,
and It Is quite likely that the above
named boxers will do a turn with the
gloves .on either the 20th or 27th of March.
Both Donovan and Thurston are 148
pound men, and are among the best men
in their class
A comparison of their records shows
that they are evenly matched, and they
ought to put up a great fight before the
local club. Articles have been forwarded
to both men, who are now In California,
and it is expected that the match will be
definitely arranged within a few days.
Goff After a Fight.
Charley Goff, tho well-known middle
weight pugilist, passed through Portland
yesterday, en route from Spokane to San
Francisco, where he wishes to arrange a
bout with Ryan or anybody else in hia
. Helena Gets Good Players.
The Helena Baseball Club has signed
11 players for the coming season. They
are: Jack Flannery, shortstop; John E.
Sullivan, catcher; T. B. Keefe, catcher;
B. Bruyette, third base; J. Casey, second
base; "William Clark, first base; W. B.
Gilman, left field; Jamea A. Wiggs, pitch
er; Henry Gehrlng, pitcher; Thomas B.
Hamilton, second base; Pat Ryan, right
field. Manager Flannery expects to sign
only one more player.
Members of Oatdeer Committee.
Chairman H. W. Kerrigan, of the M.
A, A. C. outdoor athletic committee, has
selected H. H. Herdman, Jr., and Frank
B. Watklns as associate members of the
committee. Both Mr. 'Herdman and Mr.
Watklns are fully qualified for work In
this Important capacity, and the club Is
fortunate In having such & capable out
Players Contracts Approved.
President TV. H. Lucas, of the Pacific
Northwest Baseball League, yesterday ap
proved the following contracts:
For Portland Samuel Vlgneux, playing
manager and catcher; Jacob Delsol, short
stop; Fred Weed, fielder.
For Spokane Harry P. Reitz, second
baseman; Carl B. Wood, catcher; John H.
Bolm, pitcher. ,
Finals ia Billiard Tournament.
On Wednesday night H. G. Foster and
H. A. Weis will play 100 points even to de
termine winners of first and second prizes
In the billiard tournament, which has
been In process at the Mujtnomah Ama
teur Athletic Club. The winners In Inst
night's games were H. A. Weis and C. W.
RACES AT OAKLAND.
Favorites and Seconds Divided the
Honors on a Heavy Track.
SAN FR&NCISCO, March 3. Favorites
and second choices divided the honors at
Oakland today. The track was very
heavy and holding.
Jockey Bullman will leave Wednesday
for New York, to report at the Behnont
Seven furlongs, selling Courtier won,
Harry Thatcher second. Irate third; time,
Five and a half furlongs, selling Do
reen won, Larry Wilt second, Estada
third; time. 1:15.
Half mile, purse Delsego won, Oroslus
second. Discharged third; time, 0:54.
Seven furlongs, selling Lodestar won,
Rushflclds second, Sunello third; time,
Six furlongs Edlnborough won, Jerld
second, Sir Dougal third; time, 1:22.
Futurity course, selling Sea Lion won.
Educate second, Ned Dennis third; time,
Races at Xevr Orleans.
NEW ORLEANS. March 3. Crescent
Six furlongs Tho Four Hundred won,
Dolce Far NIente second, Rose of May
third; time, 1:14.
One and one-sixteenth miles, selling
Chickadee won, Josie F. second. Vassal
Dance third; time, 1:.
Six furlongs Merry Maker won, The
Messenger second, Allopath third; time.
Six furlongs Imp Albula won. Van
Hoorebeke second, Balm of Gilead third;
One mile and 70 yards, selling Felix
Bard won. Sir Florian second, Beana
third; time, 1:45.
One mile John Grigsby won, Pharaoh
second, Woodtrice third; time, 1:41.
Martin Licensed to Ride in England.
LONDON, March 3. The license com
mittee of the Jockey Club today exam
ined a number of Jockeys previous to de
ciding on their licenses. The investiga
tions included several prominent English
riders whose bank accounts are allesod
to show profitable relations with F. T.
Kelly, the Bradford bookmaker, and oth
ers concerned In the Bank of Liverpool
frauds. While the committee's decisions
were not announced, it was understood
that at least two of the most prominent
Jockeys will rot appear on the turf In
the year 1902. The committee granted a
license to J. H. Martin, the American
Jockey, whose first mount will be In the
International Chess Tonrnnxnent.
MONTE CARLO. March 3. In the in
ternational chess tournament this morn
ing Plllsbury was successful over Tar
rasch, Napier over MIescs, Gunsberg over
Maroczy and Mason over Mortimer, Pop
lel resigned his adjourned game with
Marshall from the 13th round without
further play. In the afternoon, Popiel
and Schlechter drew; Wolf won from
Eisenberg and Marco from Marshall.
Telchmann and Tschigoran adjourned
their game In an even position and Jan
owskl won from Scheve.
HOW TEE SEIDS FEASTED.
Chinese Family Gives Bnnqnets to
All Its Many Conslnx.
There was a sound of revelry last night
In the Chinese restaurant at the corner of
Second and Pine. The occasion was a re
union of the members of the Sold family.
This family Is represented in Portland by
about SO men and boys, to say nothing of
the women and girls, who did not attend
the reunion. Eight tables were spread in
the spacious banquet hall of the res
taurant, laid with 12 to 14 covers each, and
the Scids, with Charley Twin Wo. Rev.
Chan Sing Kai and a few other invited
guests, filled the whole of them. The pio
neer member of the family here Is Seld
Back, who has been a resident of Port
land for 34 years, and comes as near being
Americanized as it Is possible for a native
of China to be. The other members ot
the Seld family have been In this country
from 20 to 30 years, and are all workers
and self-supporting, not a loafer among
them, as Seld Back proudly stated. Nearly
all of them are "cannery boys," who will
soon be going off to work in canneries all
the way from the Columbia to Alaska, and
this reunion was to give them a chance to
be all together before that scattering.
The banquet was spread In lavish stylo,
all the delicacies and luxuries of the Chi
nese cuisine being provided. As in Chi
nese names the family name comes first,
as Smith John, so in their banquet the
dessert is partaken of first, and sakes,
fruits, pastry, nuts, etc., were served first.
Then came green turtle, sharks' fins, pre
served eels, birds' nest pudding, and, of
course, plenty of pork, of which Chineso
are very fond, and in addition many deli
cacies of which outsiders know nothing. A
full band furnished a continuous musical
performance for the celebration, and all
enjoyed themselves. The charge for the
banquet was J3 a plate, and there were
wines and liquors for those who wanted
The Seld family halls from a valley
some 60 miles from Hong Kong, one of the
most beautiful places Imaginable, to hear
them tell It, where there are great fields
of rice and abundance of apricots and
Insurance Company Suspends.
DENVER, March S. The Western Mu
tual Stock Insurance Company has sus
pended, after a career of about 12-months.
The embarrassment Is said to be duo
tn InahlHtv in onllnot nvt nrnnlnm nntna
,and heavy drains by extra heavy losses
uiruuga ueaui ui siock. ine policies is
sued by the company amounted to about
If Baby Is Cattlas; Teeth,
Be sure and use that old and well-jried remedy,
Mrs. Window's Soothing Syrup, for chlldrea
teething. It soothes the child, softens the guau,
allays all pttn. cures wind colic and diarrhoea.
Preferred Stock Oysters.
Biggest oysters, finest flavor, biggest
When you suffer from sick headache,
dizziness, constipation, etc, remember
Carter's Little Liver Pills trill relieve
vou. One clll is a dose.
MR. ALBERS BRINGS SUIT
TAKES THE CLUBBIXG CASE ETTO
Aslcs 910,000 Damages From Police
men Church, Caffee aad Roberta,
aad Commissioner Rankin.
Suit has been filed In the State Circuit
Court by John Henry Albers. of the Al
oers & Schneider Company, against O. P.
Church, Jameo Roberts, Edward T CafTee
and Charles N. Rankin, for $10,000 dam
ages for injuries sustained by the club
bing he alleges he received at the hands
of the three first-named defendants when
his store was In flames. Sunday, February
23. Mr. Rankin, who Is a member of the
Board of Police Commissioners Is made a
party to the suit because, it is asserted,
he "aided and abetted" the three police
men in their attack upon the plaintiff.
The papers In the case were drawn by
Judge Henry E. McGinn, attorney for Al
bers. The complaint, after stating that
Church, Roberts and Caffee were regular
police officers of the city and were on
duty at the fire, alleges:
"That whilst at said fire, the plaintiff
was attempting to enter and go into his
i .. . T1llota
ARE YOU REGISTERED?
Are your friends and em
ployes registered? If yotl are
a business man, how maoy of
your clerks and other workers
arp qualified to vote at the
primary election a week from
next Saturday? Tou will have
to hurry. But 10 days remain
before the registration books
will be closed. Five days this
week and five days next week.
Regret when it is too late will
not demolish the machine and
dethrone the Boss. Votes will
do! To vote, you must reg
ister. To register, you must
be at the Courthouse before
Fri lay .night, March 14.
premises, which were in danger of being
consumed by the flames, the defendants
(Church. Caffee and Roberts) being armed
wlthdangerous weapons, towlt, billet clubs
such as are usually carried by policemen,
did lay violent hands upon the plaintiff
and did unlawfully and maliciously make
an assault upon the plaintiff -nith the said
policemen's clubs, a dangerous weapon, as
aforesaid;' and him, the said plaintiff did
then und there beat, wound and ill treat
with said clubs and with their hands and
fistjy-to such an extent that he was
clubbed into insensibility; his head was
cut In a number of places, hla body badly
Jaiuiscd; he wis made sick, lame and dis
ordered, and so remain, and nil of thlc,
too, was done to the plaintiff when ho was
quietly pursuing his own affairs, without
Injury to any one.
"That during all the times that the de
fendants, ChUrch. Roberts and Caffee,
were engaged in so unlawfully and mali
ciously assaulting, beating and bruising
the plaintiff, the said defendant. Charles
N. Rankin, was present, and by word of
mouth unlawfully aided, abetted and en
couraged said officers in so unlawfully and
maliciously beating and 111 treating the
plaintiff as aforesaid."
The plaintiff asks that he be granted
Judgment in the sum of flO.000 latGO fqr
damages actually sustained and SXXX) as
exemplary damages. He ao asks that
the defendants be required to pay the
charges of his physician and eurgeon and
the cost of medicine supplied him, and for
his costs and disbursements in the action.
NEW COURT TERM OPEXS.
List of Jurors Who Will Serve Dar
The March term of the State Circuit
Court opened yesterday with a large at
tendance of lawyers and considerable busi
ness was transacted. As Invariably hap
pens, about one-half of the persons sum
moned to serve as Jurors for the term
were excused for various reasons. The
names of the persons excused were as
follows: Alex Matthles. Isaac Lawlor,
Isadora Lang. R. H. Loutitt, William
Eccles, Matthew Steele, David A. Mor
ris. W. R. Stokes, J. C. Bayer. T. A.
Galback, Frank Dayton, Henry Fas
bender, W. L. Dinsmoor, George Ormsby,
W. T. B. Nicholson. Burt H!ck3. W. W.
Bretherton. Ferdinand Opitz. Victor A.
Avery, L. C. Henrlchscn. Fred Eggert.
A. A. Ncwhall, W. J. Van Schuyver,
J. M. Arthur. Thomas P. Patterson, Otto
Nelson. O. J. Croce.
William Macbeth and E. M. Sargent
did not answer when their names were
W. Wlntermantle. I. Grant Foster. I. H.
Page, Joseph Fcttlg, Carl Carlson and
Alex Johnson were not served by the
lhe remaining Jurors who will serve
are F. N. Lasley, W. T. Legg, Vcrlin
Ennis, Charles T. ICamm, Philip Lawton,
P. O. Lundln, Robert J. Jones, W. H.
Courtney, A. G. Long. L. B. Chipman,
George A. Williams, William Forest, W.
J..Ferrell, J. S. Otis, Hiram Terwllllger,
W. L. Archambeau, Sylvanus C. Arml
tage. C. N. Prond. L. C. Newell, Alex
Refiling. Owen Martin, M. PIckert. Pat
Holland, Patrick, Harnett. Bernard Pape,
L. S. Normandin, Isaac Hill, Edward D.
Barnes, Charles B. Bartel, Big Wert
heimer, S. D. Paddock, Isaac Gevurtz,
Alfred Baker, J. M. Nlckum.
Cases have been set for trial as fol
lows: March 4 State of Oregon vs. William Grimes;
B. G. Piatt, trustee, v. J. H. Peters ct al;
State of Oregon vs. Sturman and Nelce.
March 0 State vs. V. Htnkle; William Hearn,
administrator, vs. Rachel Loutitt; Zllllngcr vs.
Debenedetti et al.
March 7 State of Oregon vs. Green; C.
G. Adams vs. City & Suburban Railway Co.;
K. G. Piatt, trustee, vs. J. B. Teon.
March 10 Versteeg vs. John Kern ct al: Al
bert Boblnson s. Taku Fishing Co.; W. P.
Whlto vs. J. H. Woodward and Alnsworth
Bank; A. J. Langworthy vs. City A Suburban
March 12 George Anderson vs. City & Sub
urban Railway Co.; Louis Roesango vs.
March 14 Ettte Hatneld vs. Robert Hat
field; O. R, & N. Co. vs. J. H. Oatman et
March IT George W. Proebstel vs. Foster
& Greene; Horace Blgelow vs. A. M. Cox.
March 18 John Klemas vs. Mary Dempsey;
M. Blamauer vs. Rlbert Hlghet.
March lfrMary A. Kelleher vs. County
Court ot Multnomah: Peters & Roberts vs. "W.
P. Fuller Co.; Estelle Mager vs. Phil Nels.
March 20 G. L. Vandcrhoof vs. L. J.
Schnell; John B. Frost vs. Pacific States Sav
ings. Loan & Building Company; S. Hlckllng
vs. Charles H. Hlckllng.
March 21 A. H. Harrington vs. Pacific States
Savings. Loan & Building Co.
Other coses will be set later on.
DAMAGE CASE SETTLED.
Salt of Bernard Wolfard Withdrawn
by Mutual Consent.
..ww.utu, ! lucuwu, i
i?1 tne Southern Pacific Company for
540.000 damages because of tvmnnni in
juries sustained at Snowden, on the Ash
land division, on February 8, 101, was dis
missed by Judge Sears yesterday, on mo
tion of plaintiff's attorney, Thomas O'Day.
...- . ... .wU.t,.vu..db .itio uui
stated by counsel. The trial- of tho case I
mo amount of the compromise was not
was begun in the moraine. The lurv m
empaneled and sworn, and the cmenlnsr
statements to the Jury were made bv
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the attorneys. When court convened for
the afternoon session, Judge "O'Day arose
and announced that they had agreed to
a settlement of the case, and reauested
that an order of OismiMfci b entered
OREGONIAN, TUESDAY, MAECH ?, 1902.
and the Jury discharged. Wolf&rd com
plained that one of his legs was so mashed
that It became necessary to amputate it
below the knee, and the other was badly
crushed and mangled, and ha was bruised
and otherwise Injured.
Insurance ia Installments.
Judge George and a Jury were engaged
yesterday in the trial of the suit ot
Augusta Larson against tho Order of
Washington, to recover $3000 Insurance
on av benefit certificate executed In her
favor on the life of her husband, Guataf
A. Larson, deceased. The defendant does
not dispute the liability and offers to set
tle the claim at the rate of $50 per month,
and Ms tendered Into court about 5S00.
payments which have become due and pay
able since tho death of Larson. W. C.
.Bristol, who la representing Mrs. Larson
as attorney, contends that the whole sum
should be paid at once, and he made
several speeches, as the trial progressed,
In which he denounced the order for not
settling up at once. H. K, Sargent ap
peared as attorney for the defendant.
The trial will be concluded today.
New Telephone Company.
Articles of incorporation were filed yes
terday of the Midway Telegraph & Tele
phone Company, by Harry V. Gates. Hel
en M. Gates, Oliver B. Gates and Charles
Cogswell; capital stock. $4000. The ob
jects announced are to acquire, cither
by purchase or construction, and to op
erate a telephone and telegraph business
In Oregon and California. The papers
were executed in Washington County be
fore S. B. Huston, notary public. The
principal office Is to be located m Port
land. Assault Case Dismissed.
On motion of District Attorney Cham
berlain, a charge against Frank Valliant,
alias Harry Johnson, of assault on Bertha
Flood, was dismissed by Judgo Frazer
yesterday. Valliant is a barber. Hvlnir nt
The Dalles, and he has all along denied'
inc cnarge. united states District At
torney John H. Hall appeared as his at
torney. Xotes of the Court.
The Inventory and appraisement jp the
estate of Mary J. Parrish, deceased, was
filed in the County Court yesterday. The
property Is' valued at $3000.
Tho Inventory was filed yesterday In
tho estate of Hanley H. Holmes, de
ceased. The valuation of the property Is
56100, of which J1700 is cash.
Incorporation articles wero filed yester
day of the Vesuvius Mining Company, by
W. W.. Gibbs, A. H. Wiilett and J. C.
Moreland; capital stock, $2;000,000.
"Not a true bill" was returned by the
District Attorney yesterday In the case
of Lulu Watson and Claude Brlggs,
charged with larceny In a dwelling-house
of $32 from John Lee, on February 13.
P. Selling yesterday fikd suit In the
State Circuit Court against G. W. Hunt,
and M. L. Pipes, as administrator of the
estate of R. S. Strahan. deceased, to re
cover $3S25 on a note executed by Mcrsrs.
Hunt and Strahan to F. S. Akin In the
year lS&i. The complaint sets forth that
Pipes, as administrator of the Strahan
estate, has rejected and disallowed the
Susie W. Smith, administratrix of the
estate of Preston C. Smith, deceased,
petitioned the County Court yesterday
for authority to sell the real property In
order to pay claims amounting to about
?2T,000. The estate includes water-front
property at the foot of Harrison street.
Portland Heights property, lots in Car
ter's Addition and various other lots and
acreage valued at a large sum.
VALUE OF JBEET GROWING.
Western Indnstry the Farmers Do
Not Want to See Killed.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27. The ways and
means committee of the House recently
gave a hearing to D. C. Corbin, of Spo
kane, in opposition to the proposed re
duction of duty on Cuban sugar. Mr.
Corbin Is largely Interested In the one
beet sugar factor In Washington, and
contended stoutly for the preservation of
the present duty on the Cuban product.
He told the committee that the farmers
of his state could not Understand the
proposition to lower the duty on sugar
from Cuba, and that pending action on
the proposed Cuban reciprocity scheme
there was a general ctandstill in the in
dustry, both at the factories and among
the farmers. He quoted one of the lead
ing farmers of Eastern Washington, who
"I don't understand one thing. Now,
the farmer never has had very much pro
tection. I have been a protectionist be
cause 1 believed In this tort of talk
that generally prosperous times through
out the country are a good thing for the
farmer; they give him a good market
and good prices, etc. Wo never needed
any protection on our wheat,, because
that goes to foreign markets. But here
Is an Industry coming up which Is very
profitable to us. I can see that It Is
going to be a great thing for us, and 11
appears that this Is the first thing to be
attacked. The farmer nover got much
"Now ho has a chance In a new indus
try here to do .nomcthing for hinvelf, and
they are not going to allow him to do It.
And for what reason? I read theipapcrs,
and they say It Is because the Cubans
are poor and have got to be helped.
Where does the American farmer come
in? it Is all very well about Cuba; but
wc have been spending a great many
hundreds of millions of dollars to assist
the Cubans, and have given the lives of a
great many of our men. Now it appears
that we arc under obligations to Cuba.
That is the thing that I don't under
stand. It seems to me that It Is the
other way about that they ought to be
under some obligations to us; but it seems
that the argument is that we are still
under obligations to them, 'and that we
must help them out.
"I have not any objection to doing that
if they will divide up this thing a littlo
bit. They propose to hit the fanner. I
read the other day that the steel trust
has made In the last year something over
JIOO.OOO.OOO on a vers highly protected
product which they make. Now this
must be cither a business proposition or
It must be a purely philanthropic propo
sition. If it is a business proposition. It
seems to me that It Is not business-like
to destroy an Industry which Is becom
ing very valuable to the American farm
er for J.he sake of helping somebody In
distress" who Is foreign to us. It Is all
very well to help other people, but let us
help ourselves first. The American farm
er needs help as well aa they do, and we
think that charity should begin at home,
if there Is going to be anything of that
Continuing, Mr. Corbin said:
"This Industry is going to be a great
thing for our state. They are agitating
now the question of building two more
factories there, which, of course, they will
not do unless they think they can make
money out of the -enterprise. As a mat
ter of course, they are not going to put
in their money and lose it If they can
help It. I very much hope that nothing
will be done to Jeopardize the Industry.
Of course, if It Is, we who have put our
money Into It will lose It.
"We now have but one factory, with a
dally capacity of iOQ tons of beets. Last
year there were between 2000 and "3000
acres under beet cultivation, and this
year we expect to have 4000."
This arrument of Mr. Corbin -was nre
luceu ay a. genenu aiuicweai rc&a.ruiii
the beet sugar Industry of the State of
faced by a general statement regarding
Wjmhlnartnn !n which connection h snid
"'In introducing this Industry out there
the conditions generally are very favor
able. We get a very high-grade product.
The beets which I bought from the farm
eo iiui fear &vcia&cu iwuui 72 t
cent, with a coefficient of purity of about
ers last year averaged about i7 per
S6. This Is about the average.
"Of course the farmers there knew
IlULlllUg UUUUl OU&CL1 UCCUi X2UVYCVC1, W
our agricultural experiment station ex-
periments t have been made with sugar
beets that have been planted for a so-
rfp nt vcm. and nnalvnp have hn
made which ehow that the climate and
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Always Ask for Diamond Dyes
TAKE NO OTHER.
the soil are particularly adapted to the
cultivation of this root. But the farm
ers themselves have had no experience
with It, and I suppose that the first sea
son there were not a half dozen men
who had ever cultivated the beet before
or who knew anything about it.
"The country out there Is a wheat coun
try, and, like all those Northwestern
States, tho first thing the farmers did
there was to raise wheat. They did that
until they exhausted their lands, and
they became very foul, as they are now
In Eastern Washington. Weeds, wild
oats, and all manner of foul stuff from
a constant succession of wheat crops
have grown up, and although our soil Is
remarkably fertile and rich, It begins to
show the result of this continuous pro
duction of wheat. The farmer raises
wheat because It Is an easy crop to
make and does not require very hard
labor: so he drifts along until he finds
that Is, they are beginning to find in our
country there that that sort of farming
will not do. He Is getting poorer all
the time. That has been the experience
In Iowa, Minnesota, Dakota and all of
the wheat states. So he has come, to the
conclusion that he has got to do' some
thing or other. He has got to diversify
his farming In order to live and make any
money, or even to keep even.
"There Is one thing about this sugar
beet crop which Is a most Important thing
to the farmer. It is not supposed that
any farmer contemplating raising sugar
beets Is going to devote his entire farm
to that product. He takes a certain part
of his farm and puts it In condition to
raise sugar beets; and when I say 'In
condition' I mean first-class condition,
for he has to do It When he commences
raising sugar beets he has to do intense
farming; he cannot do it in the slipshod
way that he can when he Is raising
wheat, when the lands are virgin and
anything will grow under any conditions.
He must get down and. do intense farm
ing, aa I say.
"The consequence Is that he gets his
land In first-class condition. The farmer
who plows his land for wheat plows It
about four or five inches deep, and keeps
plowing It that way year after year, and
never plows any deeper. But when he
goes to, raising a beet crop he has got to
plow the land 12 Inches deep or 15 inches
deep, and he has got to put It Into con
dition to raise his crop.
"Now, after that Is done and this has
been demonstrated In that locality this
year after he has had It In beets two
years one of the best farmers In our re
gion told me that he had been raising
beets on a little plot of 10 acres which
he had in wheat, off and on, every year
for the last 20 years up to the last two
years, and on that 10 acres of ground,
plowed up In a 120-acre field, he raised 20
bushels to the acre more than he did on
the other ground, which was exactly the
same. That shows what you can do
after this crop of beets hns been culti
vated for two years on a field. A man
then can raise as much wheat on .65 acres
of ground as he could on 100 acres of
exactly the same ground before this crop
of beets was raised on it. .
"Now, that is what we need, and that
Is what Is needed all over the country
that Is. In the Western States especially,
because their methods of farming have
been a little slipshod and they have not
really done good work, which they have
to do now that they soe the necessity for
It, and so they are taking hold of It in
the proper way.
"Of course, the proper method of farm
ing, as these farmers arc beginning to
find out, Is diversity of crops and rota
tion of crops. It goes without saying
that It Is necessary t6 get the best re
sults. They have not understood that
heretofore, but they are beginning to un
derstand it now. My first year there was
pretty nearly an absolute failure. The
farmers did not do any good, and the
factory did not do any good. Last year
they did a great deal better, and the
farmers became very much encouraged.
They are Intensely Interested In this mat
ter now, and I can show you why. Up
to within the last 12 months you could
buy farms there and there arc not finer
lands anywhere in the world for from
$20 to $25 per acre. That was about all
they were worth to raise wheat on. Tou
cannot buy some of those farms today
for $50 an acre.
"They have actually doubled in price
in anticipation of the profitable crop
which they have now. It is the most
profitable crop they have ever had. Last
year, on those very lands that have been
selling for from $20 to $25 an acre, they
have made a net profit, after charging
everything charging the farmer's own
labor, his boys' work, his teams' work
and everything else from $10 to $26 and
$27 an acre net. In other words, they
have made practically the value of their
land In one seasen."
ONCE A WEEK.
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Via Rio Grande lines, either via Hunt
ington or Sacramento, to all points East.
Through sleeper to Chicago, etc. Magnifi
cent scenery. Call for lowest rates, etc.,
ft Rio Grande offlca, No. 13i Third street.
Goes Into battle with his
well disciplined and have seen hard service. The same
thing applies to a good musical firm. If their pianos
and organs have a reputation for good service and have
seen many years of testing, they are half sold when or
dered from the factory. That is why such pianos as the
KNABE. STECK, HARDMAN, FISCHER. PACKARD
and LUDWIG have won in the battle of competition a
reputation that many another piano factory has fought
WE REALIZE ,
What it means to feel one has such resources behind
him when it comes to selling such pianos as these. In fact,
it makes competition easy.
W HAT WE KNOW ABOUT ORGANS
Tou know also, and that Is that the ESTET, MASON &
HAMLIN. PACKARD and CCHICAGO COTTAGE are the
only best organs made. Write us for terms and catalogues
of both pianos and organs and Information as to our easy
ALLEN & GILBERT CO.
Successor to The Wllsy B. Allen Co.
2J9-211 First Street
i i $mm
Those $3.00 Silk
2S6 Washington St.
Near Woodard. Clarke &'Co.
DAIRIES MUST B.E CLEAN
COMMISSIONER BAILEY TO INAUGU
RATE A CAMPAIGN OF PURITY.
The Animals Mast Be Healthy and
Milk Will Have to Stand
Dairymen about Portland will hive to
look spry. Food and Dairy Commission- f
er J. W. Bailey Is going to Inspect all
dairies that supply Portland with milk.
He has their names recorded in a big
book. State Veterinarian William Mc
Lean will accompany him in his pere
grinations, and they will start on their
crusade In a few days. Their intention
is to help dairies to clean up.
According to Mr. Bailey's records, there
are 4000 cows within a radius of eight
miles from Portland, supp.ying Portland
consumers with milk. The number of
dairies Is 142. The number of cows In
each dairy ranges from one to 1S2. II is
provided by law that any dal;y that sells
milk in a city of 10,000 or more Inhabi
tants shall register with Commissioner
Bailey its name and location and receive
a number, which shall be displayed on
delivery wagons. As to the care of cows,
the law says:
Whcncows are kept by any person for dairy
purpose, either for butter or cheese, or for
the production of milk or cream for sale, and
are confined In stables, such cows so con
flnert shall each be allowed at least eight
hundred cubic feet of &lr space, and such
cows so stabled shall not be confined facing
each other closer than 10 feet: and all stables
where such cows are kept shall be well 'venti
lated and kept In good, healthful condition;
and If there be any suspected diseased cows
or other animal belonging to or about any
dairy, the said Dairy and Food Commissioner
shall notify the State Veterinarian; and if any
dairy above stated Is found to be In a filthy
or unhealthful condition the Dairy and Food
Commissioner shall notify the proprietor that
said dairy must be put In a healthful condi
tion within three days; and in the event of
the failure of said proprietor to put said dairy
in a healthful condition within three days
from the receipt of said notice, he or they shall
be deemed sullty of a misdemeanor, and shall
be punished as hereinafter provided for viola
tion of this act.
Mr. Bailey has condemned a cow?owned
by a man named Tantfelt, at East Third,
and East Everett streets. The cow was
affected with a sort of eczema.
A woman brought in a sarapS of milk
from Bethany, Washington County, the
other day. She said her local crenmry
allowed her only 3.6 per cent of butter
fat, and she thought she was cheated.
She declared her cows were the best that
ever ate grass. Mr. Bailey analyzed the
milk at 3.2 per cent. The woman whs
then satisfied with the creamery.
RENTAL OF POSTOFFICE BOXES
Stephens Conies to the Relief of
Citizens of Smnll Towns.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 26. Representa
tive Stephens has come to the front with
a proposition to relieve the residents of
small towns from the annual rental of
postofflce boxes. He has Introduced a
bill authorizing the Pcetmaster-General
to purchase for the United Statco all the
potofnee boxes and box fixtures now in
use In the several postofllces where a
charge Is made for the use of such boxes.
Mr. Stephens takes the position that the
citizens of these towns do not have the
advantage of free delivery, and are com
pelled to rent postofflce boxes; and that
the amount paid In rental by each citi
zen annually would often pay for hfs
box. He further contends that It is un
just that the citizens of the large cities
should have their mall delivered to them
free when the citizens of small cities
and towns are required to pay a heavy
rental for the privilege of getting their
mall when they so after It themselves,
cr else undergo the Inconvenience of
waiting In line. On Sundays and all
legal holidays the mall Is n&t delivered at
the general delivery window, but for a
short time "after the arrival of each
mall, and If a citizen should not happen
to be on hand at that hour he would
not get his mail until next day. Ina
word, Mr. Stephen proposes that the resi
dents of small towns shall receive their
mall under the most favorable conditions,
at no expense whatever to themselves.
Preferred Steele Tomatoes.
Enchllades (with green peppers), appe
tizing. After-effects of the grip, severe cold and
fevers are quickly vanished by Hood's
flcht half won If his men are
Are about the only kinds we don't supply;
but almost every kind of electrical battery
you may want we have or can get at short
notice open circuit wrrk. for electro-plating,
for tne use of physicians and mas
seurs. Chemicals, jars, porcelain cups,
zinc and other essentials to a complete
Western. Eiectric Works
305J Washington St.,
Umbrellas that we sold last Fall for $5.00, $4.50 and
$4.00, are nearly all gone. There are some very
natty effects in borders left and they are particularly
309 Morrison St.
Near Meier & Frank Co.
DAILY METEOROLOGICAL REPORT.
PORTLAND. March 3. S P. M. Maximum .
temperature. 60; minimum temperature. 40; "
river reading at 11 A. M., 0 0 feet; change In
the past 24 hours. 1.0 foot; total precipita
tion. 5 P. M. to 5 P. M.. 0.02 Inch; total pre
cipitation since Sept. 1, 1901. 26 45 Inches; nor
mal precipitation since Sept. 1. 1901. 33.23
inches; deficiency, 0.8O Inches; total sunshine.
March 2. 2:43; possible sunshine March 2,
PACIFIC COAST "WEATHER
K 3 "Wind.
jj -a a ?
2 tsjr o o
3 s 2.
Jo y o
:. 33 : f
: i. .
Kamloops. B. C.
San Francisco .
"Walla Walla ...
A disturbance of decided character has mada
Its appearance off the Northwest "Washington
coast. It will probably move eastward during
the next 24 hours, and cause high southeast,
shifting to southwest, winds during the next
24 hours along the Oregon and "Washington
coasts and on Inland navigable waters.
Except a few small showers In Northwest
Oregon and "Western Washington, no rain of
consequence has fallen during the last 24 hours
in the states west of the Rocky Mountains.
The Indications are for rain in this district
Forecasts made at Portland for the 2S hours
ending at midnight Tuesday. March 4:
Portland and vicinity Rain, with brisk to
high southerly winds.
Oregon and Washington Rain, with brisk to
high southerly winds, and moderate southerly
gales along the coast.
Idaho Increasing cloudiness, followed by
rain; warmer In southeast portion; southerly
A properly prepared food is
one which in no way destroys
the natural salts of the grain
is a scientifically preparedfood
and the health of young and
old is benefited by its use
Cook as directed to enjoy its
delicacy All reliable grocers
.rf r o- "w-Tifr dainties" DIPT. 8
THE CARE OF THE HAIR
Bleached, it caa be resre to Its n&tunl color,
or sudz any shade desired.
The imperial Ha;r Regenerator
Is the acknowledged STANDARD HATS
OOLORING of the age. It Is eaeilr ap
pUM. cinken thn hair sots asd glossy. Is
absolutely harmlcs. Cample of hair col
ored free. Corveepondeace confidential.
lzuxrklCbea.Mlz.Ul35 W. 23d St., New fork
Ample funds at 5 to 7 per cent Interest on
favorable terms. F. V. Andrews & Co., Hamil
DOWN THEY 00
Oregon ranch eggs, 2 dos ...35 o
Sugar-cured hams 120
All goods retailed at wholesale prices.
LA GRANDE CREAMERY
2M Yamhill et.
W. T. SLATTEN, Dentist
Bridge work. $3; gold crowns,
$5; full set teeth, fully guaran
teed. 95. Extracting without
pain. Free examination.
Room 211 The Falling, cor. Third
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