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THE MORNING OEEGONIAN, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11. 1902.
STRIKE 13 NOW ON
Union Steamboat Engineers
BUT TIE-UP IS NOT COMPLETE
Seventy aien Are Said to Be Out,
"With More to FoIIott Owners Sny
Boats Will Be Operated What
Both Sides Say.
The strike of marine engineers began
yesterday, as scheduled. It will gain
Its full momentum by today or tomor
row. River traffic did not suffer much
Interruption yesterday. The union en
gineers left their posts as soon as their
boats arrived at Portland. Their lead
ers say that in a day or two all the
union, members will be out. On the other
hand, the steamboat owners declare they
have enough men to keep traffic moving.
There Is no likelihood that the strike
will spread to other unions. The marine
engineers are not actively affiliated with
the Federated Trades, and owe allegiance
only to the National body. Attempts to
to join the engineers with the other local
unions have not succeeded so far, The
union of engineers claims 140 members.
The officers of the organization estimated
last night that about 70 engineers had
joined the strike. The others would
strike also as soon as their boats re
turned to Portland.
The O. It. & N. boats are tied up, but
other transportation companies claim to
have enough non-union engineers to
keep their boats moving. The Potter
and Hassalo failed to get away yesterday.
The White Collar line, Regulator line,
Shaver Transportation Company, Van
couver Transportation Company and
Kellogg Transforation Company gave as
surance that their boats would be run
ning as usual today, with non-union en
gineers If necessary. The Oregon City
Transportation Company sent out the
Altona in the morning but did not know
whether the Pomona would leave this
morning or not.
Where the Dispute HanB.
The engineers say they have struck
because eight members of the union have
not been reinstated in the positions
vacated In the July strike. They aver
that the strike was declared off because
the boat owners agreed to take back the
men who struck, within a period of 30
days. They maintain that the boat
owners have not kept good faith with
them in this agreement.
The other side contends that it did not
promise to reinstate the striking engi
neers. It admits that It did agree to
reinstate the strikers in places that were
vacant at the end of the strike. The
boat owners declare that they cannot
reasonably be expeced to discharge the
men who were faithful to them during
the strike, especially when they made
no promise thot they would do so. They
assert that this part of the agreement is
extant in black and white in the cor
respondence between them and the union.
They defy the union to produce any proof
that the agreement was other than as
ebove stated and they invite the union
to give the correspondence to the news
papers so that the public may read and
Hence, the kernel of the whole dis
pute is this: The engineers Insist the
steamboat men were agreed to a. certain
definite proposal. The steamboat men, on
their side. Insist that they didn't so agree.
The authority of the one side is thus up
good and hard against the authority of
the other side. The recourse of the
engineers is the arbitrament of a strike.
Question of Wanes.
Another important point oh which the
strike is hung is that of wages. The
engineers demand an increase of 10 per
cent in their pay. The boat owners re
fuse to give it. "We are entitled to it,"
say the engineers. "Our business does
not justify it," return the others.
Maximum wages at present, of chief
engineers, are $100 a month, and of as
sistants $75 a month. Minimum wages
arc $90 and $C0 a month, respectively.
The union has submitted a schedule of
wages to the owners of steamboats. It
Oias been Ignored. The engineers de
manded that the schedule go into effect
yesterday. The only response was a re
fusal. The schedule is aS follows:
Flrst-claca chief engineer, $110 month.
Flrst-clasa assistant engineer, ?85 month.
Second-clasS' chief engineer, $100 month.
I Second-class assistant engineer, $75 month.
Third-class chief engineer, $00 month.
It is understood that this schedule and rate
Is in addition to board and comfortable ac
commodations while In service.
Harbor work or towing service of three days
or less, $5 per day, 12 hours to constitute a
Boatyard sen-Ice. $3 50 per day of nine
First-class to Include and cover steamers T.
ij. Potter, Hassalo, Harvest Queen, Bailey Gat
teert, Lurllne, Ocklahama and R. II. Thompson,
or like Bteamers In like service.
Second-class to Include and cover steamers
jSpokane. Lewlston, Norma, Hannoford, Uma
tilla. Dalles City. Metlako. E. B. Jones, Hen
Berson, Ruth. Modoc, Elmore. Pomona, Altona,
Regulator, Tahoma, Game Cock. Albany, As
torian, Undine, lone. Mascot. Glenola, Vulcan.
2klar!a, ICo Wonder, J. Kellogg, North-West,
Sarah Dixon, Fannie, City of Eugene. Her
cules, C. K. Spencer, Eugene, or like steamers
.In like service.
Third-class to Include and cover steamers
Hustler, Kchanl, Iralda. Chester, Republic,
America, Leona, Paloma, Wenona, G. W.
Walker. Gray Eagle, Alblna ferry-boat, or like
'steamers In like service.
All engineers who vacated their positions on
July 1, 1002, or previous thereto, on account
of these differences, to be reinstated by tho
Chief engineer to have the selection and ap
pointment of his entire crew.
All complaints and grievances to be adjusted
by owner, agent or manager, and no engineer
to be dismissed without a full, fair and Im
partial trial. No "black list" to be recognized
All steamers on runs of 13 hours or more to
(carry two engineers.
This demand was drawn up and pre
sented by President Uhler, of the National
Marine Engineers' Beneficial Association.
Mr. Uhler was here last week. He sub
mitted the demand In a conclave of boat
' owners and union leaders. This was on
'last Wednesday. A long pow-wow grew
"out of it, and the conferees separated
without having smoked the pipe of peace.
Then came the order from the National
organization for the local body to strike.
- "It Is thus up to us to strike," said Presi
dent W. H. Marshall, of the local union,
yesterday, "and so strike we must and
struck we have. The matter has now gone
entirely from our hands."
The engineers insist that the wages de
tmanded are only fair, and that the wage?
received are relatively lower than any
where in the United States for the same
service. They say that President Uhler
proved thla to the boat-owners, and that
they could not refute It; that he also laid
before them absolute proof that they were
trying to bring in men from the outside.
In order to smash the local union. They
.maintain further that he showed them
that river traffic warranted a raise in
wages. They aver also that, owing to the
Irregularity of employment, their yearly
income is proportionately smaller than the
(mopthly pay which they demand. "I have
worked as engineer for the O. R. & N. for
23 years." said a striker yesterday, "and
I do not earn an average of over $70 a
month." The engineers complain that
they have to be on duty longer than In
any other occupation. A boat that runs
night and day has only two engineers, and
each must therefore serve 32hours out of
cv ry 24. They complain that the steamer
Elmore, for example, when she is on the
up-river run, operates not only all day.
but nearly all night, with one4 engineer.
Other boats complained of as having only
one engineer are the Joseph Kellogg, Al
tona, Modoc, Pomona, Leona and Kehani.
These boats frequently have more than
"See that engineer?" asked President
Marshall. "Well, he has been so hard
worked that for two months he didn't see
his wife by daylight."
The steamboat men deny that they work
tqeir engineers so strenuously. They say
that 'the long runs complained of come
very seldom, and that a boat is tied up
so often in the course of a run that en
gineers have frequent rests. A towboat
man asserted that his boats are frequently
laid up several days .a time, and that the
pay of his men goes on just the same,
The engineers retort that even when a
boat is tied up at such periods they have
to work on repairs and are kept busy the
whole time as machinists.
Another sticking point is whether the
chief engineer shall have the selection of
his crew. "He is responsible before the
law," said F. F. Smith, secretary of the
union, yesterday, "for the safety of his
machinery. "Why, then, should he not
choose the men who shall work under
him? Chief engineers everywhere else do
this. If we are responsible for the ma
chinery we must appoint the men who
shall run It. Inefficient men are frequent
ly foisted off on us because they are
friends or brothers or cousins or nephews
of the boat-owners. We will not stand
for this any longer."
The boat-owners respond thnt the cap
tain Is responsible for the safety of his
boat. "It is necessary to discipline that
he should be," they declare. "A master
of a ship or a steamboat must be master
of every man on it. It will not do for
engineers to be officers. Divided authority
will not work. We have captains to run
our boats, and we hold them accountable
for everything on board. This is business
and it Is reason."
The answer of the engineers to this is
that the navigation laws of he United
States do not give a captain authority
over the engine-room, and that all en
gineers arc recognized as officers by the
United States laws.
The engineers contend that they shall
not be dismissed from service unless
cause is shown in a fair. Impartial trial.
They aver that petty malice has fre
quently deprived them of employment
and that a blacklist has been used against
them. They present what they deem In
disputable proof that a blacklist has ex
isted and allege that members of the
union have actually seen the blacklist.
The boat owners deny the existence of
a blacklist In the past or in the present,
"Of course we always give a man a
'fair and Impartial trial' before we dis
miss him," said one of them. "But the
union insists that it shall conduct the
trial and judge a man's fitness to operate
our property. If we should try to judge
a man's fitness to be president of the
union wouldn't we have a hornets' nest
about our ears? We Intend to run our
own business and to choose men who
suit us. It is Just as reasonable for an
engineer to be agreeable to us as for
us to be agreeable to him. If it comes
to a show-down we can engineer the
boats ourselves. We have done It be
fore and we can do it now."
The engineers answer this by saying
that they are perfectly willing for the
owners to be judges of a man's fitness
The strongest argument of the boat
owners is that they cannot afford to pay
the increased wages demanded. "We
offered to let Mr. Uhlen go over our
books and accounts," they say," "to
prove that our profits are not what he
imagined them to be. We made this
proposal to him In the conference. He
turned it down. It is an undeniable fact
that the profits of . steamboatlng here
have been nothing more than a bare living
to boat owners. To be sure we keep
our boats In repairs; If we didn't, we
couldn t run them. But this does not
prove we are making money. Many
engineers are now getting more out of
the boats than are the owners. Of course,
cost of living is higher, but who stands
for it if we don't? We have to board
the engineers and this is worth the
equivalent of $30 or $40 a month, on
shore. The engineers are already earn
ing the equivalent of $125 to $14p a month.
We are lucky if we can get that much
Engineers say they should be paid $30
or $40 a month in cold cash, to live in
the miserable quarters that most of the
boats provide. On some of the boats the
food is in keeping with these accommo
dations. "We can show things on steam
boats that will make people wonder that
we endure them," declared an engineer.
"They are not known by the public. This
Is good for the public but bad for us."
The boat owners further Insist that not
eight engineers have not been reinstated.
but only two, that the six others have
found work, and the two could get work
If they wanted it.
Steamboats which are already paying
the wages demanded, namely $100 and $75
a month, for second-class engineers, are
the Hercules and C R, Spencer, and $90
a month for third-class engineers, the
Iralda, Republic, America and Alblna
ferry. Boats that are paying the union
scale for chiefs, but not for seconds, are
the Dalles City, Metlako, Regulator,
Tahoma, Glenola and Sarah Dixon. Sec
ond engineers of the first and second
class get $60 a month, except on Astoria
passenger boats, where they get $75.
DEATH OF MRS. EGAN. '
Pioneer ol 1853 Passes Away Quite
Mrs. Maria Darling Egan, a well-known
pioneer woman, relict of the late John
H. Egan, died at the home of her daugh
ter, Mrs. Isaac Lawler, Tuesday evening,
just at the close of her 70th year. She
was born in Onondaga County, New York,
September 22, 1S32. Her mother,, Mrs.
Mercy Sheppard Darling, passed away
when Mrs. Egan was quite young, bo that
she grew to womanhood in the Belshaw
family, and went with that family to
Huron, O., then to Crown Point, Ind.,' and
from that place started with the William
Belshaw party In the Spring of 1853, and
arrived in Oregon in September of that
year, locating first at Portland, and a lit
tle later- in Yamhill County, near the foot
of Chehalem Mountain. Late in 1853 she
was married to Mr. Egan, who was one of
the small party of whites surrounded by
several hundred Indians at Battle Rock,
near Port Orford, In June, 1851.
Mrs. Egan was a resident of Portland
for about 4S years, and In the early days
no home was more hospitable, and she
leaves behind a fragrant memory on ac
count of the Innumerable kindly acta per
formed. Mrs. Egan had not been in ro
bust health for a number of year, yet the
end came quite unexpectedly.
More Whlslcy-to-lndlans Cases.
A dispatch wns received from Commis
sioner Hailey, of Pendleton, by United
States District Attorney Hall, yesterday,
stating that several men had been arrest
ed for selling whisky to Indians in Uma
tilla County, and that they were to be
brought before him for examination. Mr,.
Hailey did hot state the number or the
names of the prisoners, but he asked that
either Mr. Hall or his assistant, Mr.
Mays, come to Pendleton to conduct the
prosecution. As Mr. Hall could not go,
air. Mays left for Pendleton last night
PROVED HE WAS SOBER.
A Fact Which Will Have Good Bear
ing In Mnn's Case.
In the case of the man whose future Is
almost hopeless, unless he can prove that
he will quit the liquor habit, there Is one
point in his favor in the fact that "Cupi
dene" is one of the greatest remedies as
a cure for the liquor and tobacco habits.
"Cupidene" has the power of cleansing
and reconstructing the deranged system.
"Cupidene" operates by restoring the shat
tered nerves to that equilibrium that bal
ances the mental, nervous and phyelcal
powers, thus restoring the will-power and
the composure of the patient. "Cupi
dene" is sold at $1 per box, or six for fo,
at S. G. Skldmore & Co.'s. Portland. Or.
We pay postage when sendlns by mail.
DOCTORS HEAR PAPERS
STATE SOCIETY MEETS IS TWENTY-NINTH
Valuable Discussions on Important
Topics Tuberculosis and In
"Tho outdoor treatment is the only
plausible method with which to combat
pulmonary tuberculosis" was the general
opinion of the doctors, present at the
nrst session of the 29th annual convention
of the Oregon State Medical Society yes
terday. Papers on this subject were
read by Dr. E. P. Hershey, of Denver,
Colo., and Dr. Harry. Lane, of Portland.
both men of wide experience in the treat
ment of tuberculosis. The papers were
discussed by a number of leading phy
sicians of the state, and all agreed that
tuberculosis is one of the most formid
able diseases against which the medical
profession has to fight. The primary
necessity, as brought out by the discus
sion. Is to take the proper precautions
against its spread, but the disease once
contracted can be helped only by a rig
orous outdoor treatment. A number of
interesting; topics were taken up at yes
terday's meeting, and all were discussed
from a practical point of view. The
symposium of typhoid fever was full of
interest, and, although the doctors did
not all agree on minor points, valuable
Information was brought out, Tho sym
posium on infectious diseases had es
pecial interest on account of the large
amount of smallpox and other diseases of
this nature that now exist throughout
The first session of the convention was
called to order by President C. J. Smith,
of Pendleton, at 9:30 yesterday morning
in the Portland Library building. Mayor
Williams delivered the address of wel
come and spoke of the value of the work
the physicians of the state are doing and
the great advances made in the medical
profession in the past few years.
The first topic taken up was that of
infectious .diseases. Papers were read
on "The Method of Spread," by Dr. J. O.
Cobb, United States Medical Sen-ice;
"Milk and Meat as Factors In Infection,"
by E. N. Hutchinson, veterinary surgeon;
"Diagnosis of Variola," by Dr. J. C. Zan,
City Physician of Portland: "Prophylaxis
of Variola," by Dr. C. A. Cordlner. City
Physician of Astoria, Or.r "Past and Pres
ent in Diphtheria," by Dr. C. II. Wheeler,
ex-City Physician, Portland.
The speakers enlarged upon tho fact
that infectious diseases are caused by
bacteria, and that it is through these
bacteria that they are transmitted. They
confined their paper more to the pre
vention of the spread of the diseases than
to the treatment of them. "Caution,"
they said, "and a co-operation of the
public In taking the proper precautions
would soon stamp them out from among
At the afternoon session the subject of
typhoid fever was taken up. In his
paper "Modern Methods pt Diagnosis,"
Dr. A. E. Mackay gave a purely scien
tific discussion as to tho best means to
diagnose typhoid fever. 'The General
Treatment," by Dr: Holt C. Wllsom, was
a complete treatise founded upon his
own experience with the disease. Some
of the doctors did not agree with him,
when he said that cold baths and cold
applications were not a valuable means
with which to lower the temperature.
"'Even if it does not lower the temper
ature at once," said Dr. J. Alien Gilbert
"there will be a reaction In which the
temperature Is sometimes lowered as
much as two degrees."
"We cannot let Dr. Wilson get away
with that point so easily," said Dr. J. O.
Cobb. "Cold baths are a great agent
in the reduction of temperature," but
the short time allowed did not permit a
full debate and the point was passed up.
Papers on "Experience in Military
Camps at Vancouver and Cape Nome,
Alaska," by Major Ebert, U. S. A., Van
couver, and "Experiences in the Philip
pine Islands," Dr. Herbert C. Cardwell,
both showed that a great deal can be
accomplished by the proper antiseptic
precautions being taken, but the two did
not entirely agree as to how far this is
applicable. "I think that it is a poor
recommendation to the intelligence of
any community," said Major Ebert, "for
typhoid fever to exist among them ' as
as an epidemic It is a simple thing
to keep the disease stamped out."
Dr. Cardwell thought that it was often
impossible for the disease to bo held in
check. "In the Army especially, there
is difficulty," said he. "American
soldiers are good to obey all orders 'ex
cept those for sanitary regulations, and
they seem to think that these conflict
with certain preconceived rights."
In his paper on "Surgical Complica
tions," Dr. A. C. Panton gave an in
teresting history of peculiar cases that
he had had, and spoke of the necessity
of operating under certain conditions.
The subject of "Tuberculosis" was thn
taken up and a valuable discussion fol
lowed. "The General Treatment of
Tuberculosis" was the subject of a
paper by Dr. Hershey and he enlarged
upon the advantage of breathing the
open air. "There Is no special climate
that will cure tuberculosis," said he;
"what we need is to get out in the
open air and rough It, Let the patient
eat his food, and become hardened to
the climate. A large number of con
sumptives come to Colorado for treat
ment. There is one kind of a climate
that is good for one class of patients
and another for another. The main
thing is to'get out into the open air and
then you are sure that you are free from
being infected again."
"The Outdoor Treatment of Tubercu
losis," was the subject of Dr. Harry
Lane's paper, and he also was in favor
of the patient leading a rough outdoor
life. "We should be very careful when
out camping though," he said, "to have
a tent that' will admit the air, or It will
be worse than if we were In the house."
He also spoke of the value of having
roof gardens where tho patients could
enjoy the open air and be comfortable.
Dr. Woods Hutchinson and Dr. Cobb
both added the weight of their opinion
to that of the speakers. "I think that It
should be made a penal offense," said
Dr. Hutchinson, "for doctors to give
drugs In the treatment of tuberculosis.
It Is an established fact that the open
air treatment is the only one that Is
Dr. F. N. Van Dyke, of Grant's Pass,
gave a history of his own experience,
which bore out the position taken. "My
normal weight Is 190 pounds," Bald he.
"When I was in the East I was reduced
to 185 pounds by the action of tuber
culosis and came to Grant's Pass because
I thought that it would cure me. In
my practice I had to make a number of
long, hard rides anil had to be con
stantly exposed to the weather. Often
I had to eat wherever r could get a meal
and was forced to eat bacon and other
food that I had thought was not health
ful. You can now see what health I am
enjoying, and I am sure that It is duo
to the fact that I was forced to be out
and exposed so that I became hardened."
The matter of the new constitution
will be taken up today and the election of
officers. A large number of papers will
also be read on various subjects.
Powerful Viceroy Forced to Retire.
TAOOMA. Sent. 10. ThA stonmchin n-
torla brings news that Tao Mu, the
nOwerful VicerOV Of thp TTirnntr 'Piino-
and Kwang Si Provinces, has been forced
to resign ana retire to private lire by the
bitter and determined attacks marl unnn
him bv the eunechs of thr nnlnro nt
Pekln, whose hatred he had Incurred. .
Scope of the Candy Trust.
NEW YORK. Sent. 10. A enmhlrmtlnn
of candy-manufacturers, Just Incorporated
In New Jersey under the name of the
National Candy Company, with a capital
of $9,000,000, will, according to the Journal
of Commerce, embrace 18 Western candy
houses, having an annual output, accord
ing to the promoters, of nearly 100,OOO,WW
pounds of confectionery, mostly of the
cheaper grades. The corporation com
prises concerns at Cincinnati, Chicago,
St. Louis, Buffalo, Detroit, Indianapolis,
Louisville, Minneapolis, Grand Rapids
and one or two other Western cities, u.
H. Peckham, of St. Louis, will probably
be president, and Secretary Eckert, of
Cincinnati,, chairman of the executive
RUIN IN ITS WAKE.
Devastation on Everett Street by
. Moving- a. Building.
Portland citizens residing along Everett
street, between Twentieth and Twenty
second streets, are up In arms against
the housemovers who have the moving
of the old Boys' Brigade Armory in
charge. Tho building is too wide for the
street, and a number of the finest trees
In that section of the city have been
broken and disfigured so badly that they
will have to be chopped down In order
to make the street presentable again.
The armory, which Is a little over 100
feet long, has been purchased by the di
rectors of the Bishop Scott Academy,
and Is now being taken from its old lo
cation to the academy's grounds. It
has been cut Into three sections, each
section being about 34 feet wide, and
these sections are now In the street. They
completely fill the 36-foot roadway, and
branches of trees planted along the curb
ing are being broken off by the passing
A magnificent maple tree In front ot
the residence of G. W. Hunt, at the cor
ner of Twenty-second and Everett streets,
has been broken so that its appearance
has been completely ruined. Tho broken
stumps of the branches have been sawpa
off, and the tree stands onesided, look
ing for all the world like half a tree
growing up out of mother earth. Other
trees In this same block have been ruined
and the street Itself looks, as If a cyclone
had passed through it at full blast. At
the cross streets the broken branches
and trunks have neen piled up, and there
are several of these piles along the march
of the sections, each one of them being
several feet In height.
On the block below Twenty-flrst street
the trees grow much farther out In the
street, and no doubt many more will be
spoiled when the three sections get that
far on the voyage. On Inquiry at the
City Hall It was ascertained that the
officials there are of the opinion that legal
proceedings can bo resorted to, and force
the movers to cut the building Into
smaller parts. As It Is now, eight or ten
fine trees have been mutilated already,
and the prospects are that many more
will be treated in a like manner before
the old shack gets located in ita new
W. O. Minor, of Heppner, Is in the city.
John Holman, manager of the Albany
Iron Works, at Albany, spent yesterday in
Dr. D. Siddall and A. S. MacAllster and
wife, all of The Dalles, are among visitors
to the Elks' Fair.
Will Wolf, of the Wolf Ec Hexter Com
pany, has Just returned from a six weeks'
business trip to New York.
B. S. Cook, formerly of Salem, but now a
resident of Prosser. Wash., Is in the city
for a few days, and is staying at the Per
kins. Charles Pfelffer, proprietor of the Revere
House at Albany, got away from his busi
ness long enough yesterday to spend a day
at the Carnival.
Attorney P. R. Kelly, of Albany, came
down from that place yesterday morning,
and after transacting business in Portland
returned home last evening.
J. N. Scrlber, of La Grande, is among the
prominent Eastern Oregon people who are
in the city for a visit to the Carnival. He
is staying at the Imperial.
Leo Cohn, the Albany dry-goods mer
chant, passed through Portland yesterday,
on his way to Crook County, where he will
prove up on a timber claim.
W. E. Grace, of Baker City, a member
of the last Legislature, came down from
tho windy half of Oregon yesterday, and
will be among the Shriners today.
Representative 'J. M. Hansbrough. of
Roseburg, is . at the Imperial. He is a
member of the lower- house of the Legis
lature from Douglas and Jackson Counties.
Guy Posscn, a prominent young man, who
has been in business In Seattle for some
time, has returned to Portland to remain.
He Is a son of F. L. Possen, of the East
Dr. W. H. Byrd. who is In the city at
tending the meeting of the State Medical
Association, Is dean of the medical de
partment of Willamette University at
C. C. Brower, formerly Justice of the
Peace at Astoria, is in the city from
Klamath Falls. He went to Klamath for
the benefit of his health, and has experi
enced great improvement.
F. W. Chausse, of Grant's Pass, who is
registered at the Imperial, is a prominent
newspaper man in Southern Oregon, and is
the first man to take an automobile Into
Mrs. Margaret Maglll Lemmon, of Reno,
Nev., is visiting her aunt, Mrs. Z. P. To
zler. Mrs. Lemmon Is accompanied by
her sister-in-law, Mrs. R. S. Osburn. The
ladies are touring the Northwest.
E. Dorgan, a prominent timber-land
dealer, is in Portland from Albany. He
has recently located a large number of
Linn County people on timber claims on
the eastern slope of the Cascades.
Scott Swetland, of Vancouver, formerly
chairman of the Washington Republican
State Central Committee, returned last
night from Tacoma. He was a delegate
to the state convention, but was called
home on business.
Grand Master W. F. Butcher, of the
Gr3nd Lodge of Masons of Oregon, came
down from Baker City Tuesday and in
stituted a lodge at Moio, Sherman County.
He Is in Portland, and will be with the
Shriners at the Carnival today.
Dr. F. C. Broslus, of The Dalles, la in
tho city attending the medical association
sessions. He was Assistant Surgeon In
the Second Oregon during the campaign
in the Philippines, and Is Surgeon of the
First Separate Battalion, Oregon National
The friends of First Lieutenant Percy
Willis, United States Army, will be pleased
to learn that, he has successfully passed
his examination for promotion and is
about to receive his commission as Cap
tain. It is not now known where his new
station will be".
Dr. C. S. White, of Gervais, who is in
Portland attending the medical associa
tion meeting. Is president of the good
roads association of. his town. Nearly
every man In the road district is a mem
ber of the association, and by united ef
fort they have built several miles of first
class permanent roads leading out of Ger
vais. All the principal streets are paved
with gravel, and It Is claimed that no
other town of Its size has accomplished
as much in this direction.
NEW YORK. SeptTlO. (Special.) North
west people registered at New York- hotels
From Portland Misses Montgomery and
Mrs. J. B. Montgomery, at the Manhattan.
From Seattle E. L. Grondahl, at the
W. K. Smith Sued for ?1200.
George Good has sued W. K, Smith,
the well-known capitalist, in the State
Circuit Court to recover $1200 commis
sion on a contract to sell certain tracts
of land in Portland and vicinity. In
his complaint Good avers that he was to
sell the property for $48,000, and that
Smith refused to remove certain incum
brances on the property' and Interfered
with the sale after a purchaser bad been
Jewish New Year
Choice Of our entire stock
at half price both ladies and'gents' styles.
Meier & Frank Company
Take note of our Fifth-street window display of "Wiilamette" Sewing- Machines, then
come to the second floor and examine tham carefully the price, $25.00.
Picture Framiag to your order best workmanihip and moldings lowesprices. (2dFl.)
Carload No. 3 of Beds for
this season arrived last
week new styies, larger
variety than ever before.
Brass and enameled beds
can be bought here at a
big saving, because we
don't have to ask the big
exclusive store prices.
Don't depend on beds alone
or furniture to make the
mare go-when beds don't
sell, something else does
60 stores under one roof
here, Get our bed prices
Boys' School Suits, all-wool
cheviots and cassimeres,
sizes S to 16 years, t no
place and Nor- -2
folk styles OoVO
Boys' sailor Suits, all-wool
cheviots, royal blue and
brown, sizes 3
to 8 years pooU
Young men's fine Suits,
new patterns in tweads
and cheviots, sizes 14 to
20 years, exceptional val
$12.50 to $18
Little boys' Norfolk sailors
In royal blue, red and
brown cheviots, all ages,
big values from
$5 to $io
100 doz. pairs of boys' and
girls' heavy black cotton
Hose, absolutely fast color,
double knee, heel and toe,
all sizes; regular 25c value,
for this School Sale,
25 Great Bargains
100 dozen pairs ladies'
black lisle Hose, colored
silk embroidered ankles,
all sizes the regular 50c
grade, while they last
70 dozen ladies' plain
black cotton Ho3e, fast
color, all sizes the regu
lar 25c quality, while they
Exhibit and sale of
tern artist some
Millinery New Waists New Neckwear
800 new Hats came by Beautiful silk, flannel Never in former seasons
express last night the and cotton Waists for Fall h s th Nppt,Wfin CflMInn
newestandprettieststyles I and Winter. Styles from as Neckwear section
yet sho wn-walking and the leadinS manufacturers been 50 Ailed up with pretty
dress shapes in a of tne land' conflned t0 us creations in silk and lace ex
most attractive variety, j rUcu atfeKte novelties in the most
Nowhere in town is the called to the short sleeve fascinating styles imagin
Fall millinery display so ; lace all over waists at I able. New solid black and
extensive as here. (2d Fi.) very reasonable priees. J white oltrich feather boas.
Meier & Frank Company
cards now on sale at the
of mirnlfl silk Ties with silk fimhrnidepfid elk's head on ends &
Velvet Waist i n ;s
Velvet Waists will be very much in evidence
this Fail and Winter. They are elegant inclined
to be showy and serviceable. Foreign and do
mestic makes are represented by their best.
Fashion's demand and the supply people didn't
work along the same lines, hence there promises
to be, a big scarcity before many days. We
bought so liberally that you couldn't buy us out if
you tried over 30,000 yards65 styles, making
an assortment so large and complete that every
fancy can beeasily pleased. Prices range from
40c to $3.50 yd
Is interesting hundreds of economical mothers only
four more play days for the children then work. Of
course you want your children to make as good an
appearance as your neighbor's, and, it doesn't take a
fat purse to do the trick if you supply their needs here. Under
clothes and overclothes for boy or girl. Shoes and Hosiery
some tempting values that are finding scores of eager buyers.
Buy today rdon't wait untii Saturday or Monday.
5000 yards of Ifin. fancy
and plain striped all-silk
Ribbon, in a mammoth va
riety otpatterns and color
ings, suits for hair ribbon;
In new style just received.
Girls' Muslin Underwear.
Misses' and children's Mil
linery. Boys' Shoes
Boys' school Shoes best
wearing kind at low prices
and a useful present with
every purchase pencil
box, dozen pencils, pads,
Little gents' Shoes in all
the best leathers and styles
sizes 9 to 13$, from
Youths' Shoes, best styles
and leathers sizes 1 to 2,
from $1.50 up.
Boys' Shoes in best styles
and leathers 3ize3 24 to
54, from $1.65 up.
in School Supplies
Friday Surprise Sale
when you will soon
need this exact style
of shoe; Friday only
handsome Oil Paintingsthe work of a prominent 1
local views Drices about cruarter value. a tn -? J
For boys and giris just the
kind and qualities most de
sirable for school use.
For the boys 100 doz. col
ored border Handkerchiefs
inlarge variety of patterns,
at 3c each
For the girls 100 dozen
plain white hemstitched
Handkerchiefs, big bargain,
at 4c each
The correct un
school boy or
girl it's knit
ted gives with
come off. These
what maice the
"Nazareth" Waists popular
with thousands of mothers.
To use Armour's thunder, it's
the Waist what Am! For the
"School Sale"ail ages, 1 to
For the 681st Friday Surprise Sale.
500 pairs of ladies' Fall and Winter
storm hoes at less than cost to
manufacturer best styie toe, en
amel, box caif or vici kid, double
sole, 8-in. and 10-in. tops without
doubt the greatest shoe value we
have ver offered and just at a time
& Frank Company