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THE MORNING OEEGONIAN, THURSDAY,.
JANTJARY 1, 1903.
HUSKY MEN TO MEET
The Reliance and Multnomah
Elevens Line Up Today.
CRACK TEAM FROM THE SOUTH
Famous Players Will Be In the New
Year's Gridiron Strnffgle McMil
lan and "Woodruff to Don
Their Canvas Suits.
Fourteen husky football-players arrived
in Portland last night from the Reliance
Athletic Club, of San Francisco, and put
up at the Hotel Portland. Eleven o these
same husky players will line up against
the team from the Multnomah Club on
Multnomah Field this afternoon to -wrestle
for victor' and honor.
The men, whose names firo given below
in the line-up, are accompanied by Man
ager Pete Smith. Many of them have
played on famous teams this year.
Scheldt is from Carlisle, Kelsey from
Berkeley, Lewitt from Berkeley, Wilbur
and W. McGee from Stanford, and Xi. A.
McGee from Santa Clara College, whoso
team held the Stanford "varsity down to a
G-to-0 score this season.
The men who compose the Reliance
team are all experts, and will give Mult
nomah the hardest game of the year by
far if they come anywhere near expecta
tions. They weigh more than the local
players, but they are a trifle less adept
as to team work, many of them not hav
ing played with the club before this year,
so that chances are about even.
Owing to the fact that Chauncey Bishop,
Multnomah's star right half, has gone to
Philadelphia, George McMillan will be
shifted' back to that position, and "Wood
ruff, the old-time guard, will be put in
place of Van Voorhis, who is under the
weather. Van Doozer, of the Chicago
Athletic Club, will put on a suit again,
appearing at the end position.
Indications are for one of the biggest
crowds that has ever appeared on Mult
nomah Field. All the side-line rooters
are worked up over the game, and the in
terest is intense.
Today's line-up will be:
Multnomah. Position. Reliance.
Dowling L E R Wilbur
Kirkley (Capt.)..L T R..(CapL) Hamilton
Woodruff L G R Koster
Kellar C Percy
Valentine R G L "Wares
Pratt R T L Scheldt
Van Doozer R E L Lewltt
Stott Q L. McGee
Kerrigan L H R "W. McGee
McMillan R H L Doroughty
Cook F Kelsey
The Reliance and Multnomah Football
teams will occupy the upper boxes at the
Marquara Grand Theater tonight to wit
ness James A. Heme's beautiful play of
FAVORITES SCORE ONCE MORE.
Kenilwortli "Wins After a Close
StrnsRle at Insleside.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 21. Three fa
vorites and a second choice scored at
Ingleslde today. The weather was show
ery and the track slow. The six-furlong
handicap was the feature of the card.
Kenllworth, the favorite, after fighting
it out with Stuyve for a time, drew away.
and won from Byron Rose and Princess
TItania., In the fifth race Ishtar and
Horton had a struggle, but Ransch did
not ride the favorite to advantage the
last part, and Ishtar won by a nose. Re
sults: Futurity course, selling Mike Murphy
won, Gladys Bell second, Bernata third;
One mile, selling The Major won,
Leader second, Orfeo third; time, 1:44'.
Six furlongs Kenllworth won. Byron
Rose second, Princess TItania third;
One mile and 50 yards, selling Ishtar
won, Horton second, Constellator third;
Races at Xmt Orleans.
NEW ORLEANS, Dec SL Crescent
City race results:
One mile Melbourne Eclipse won, Mem
phian second, Spec thlrdr time, 1:48 3-5.
Six furlongs Pyrrho won. Alpaca sec
ond, Zack Ford third; time, 1:18.
Mile and a half Potheen won, Erne
second, Georgia Gardner third; time,
One mile Honolulu won, Harry New
second, Hargis third; time, 1:45.
Commissions on California Races
Accepted, Portland Club Cafe, 130 Fifth
street. Direct from the tracks.
WANT TO COACH OREGON.
Many Applications for Head Coach,
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, Eugene,
.Dec. 3L Special.) Football "Manager
Graham has received a great many appli
cations for the position of head coach for
next season. Among those already on
hand is one from an ex-captain of Michl.
gan, another from Purdue, and several
from New England colleges. There is eome
talk of establishing the graduate coach
system, but there is a general demand for
Kaarsberg or some other equally good
Californlan. Kaarsberg turned out the
best college team that the Northwest ever
saw when he was with Oregon in 1900,
and should he return next year, an equally
good eleven can be turned out.
Reliance to Play Chemavra.
CHEMAV7A, On, Dec 2L-(Special.-)
Negotiations were closed today by the
Chemewa Indian Training School football
team for a game with the Reliance team,
of San Francisco, to be played in this
city on the Willamette .University campus
next Saturday afternoon. The Callfor
nians are riven a guarantee of 5150, and
the game promises to be one of the most
Interesting of the season in the North
west. COLUMBIA WINS AT CHESS.
College Quadrangular College Chess
NEW YORK, Dec. 3L The Uth quad
rangular college chess tournament among
Columbia, Harvard, Yale and Princeton,
came to an end tonight. Columbia, with
half a point in the lead, broke even in her
games with Yale in the final round, find
thereby won the tournament.
The final score:
Harvard 6 0
Columbia 7 w.
Tale 7 B
Princeton 34 St4
Today the presidents of the four chess
clubs accepted, the challenge of Oxford
and Cambridge for the fifth annual cable
chess match for the Isaac L. Rice trophy.
GANS AND SIEGER FIGHT A DRAW.
Gans Has Advantage, but Cannot
jand Knock-Out Blorr.
BOSTON, Dec. SL Joe Gans. of Balti
more, and Charles Sieger, of Hoboken,
faced each other for 10 rounds at the Cri
terion Athletic Club tonight, and the bat
tle was declared a draw. Gans looked to
be a winner when they lined up in the
Urst round, but in tfie next three he was
careful and did not try to punch Sieger.
uv,v... viiuia inmost nn-
ished his opponent, and again in the
eighth, ninth and tenth he made savage
attacks, but could not get the right open
ing. Sieger did not have a chance to win, but
proved so strong and cautious that Gans
could not land the knockout blow.
Hunt Club Paper Chase.
The New Year paper chaae by members
of the Portland Hunt Club will take place
this morning, and horsemen and horse
women will meet at 10 o'clock at East
Twelfth street and Holladay avenue,
where the start will take place. The finish
will be only a few blocks away, and It Is
to be hoped that there will be a large at
tendance. The course will be about eight
miles, the hares being Mrs. F. O. Down
ing and T. T. Strain. Spectators can see
the start and finish by going on the Irving
ton trolley cars.
Trlanpmlar College Chess Score.
NEW YORK, Dec. 3L The fourth an
nual tournament of the Triangular Col
lege Chess League, consisting iof Brown,
Cornell and the University of Pennsyl
vania, was begun here today. The tour
nament will be continued for the rest of
the week, one round to be played each
day. The score after the completion of
the first round was: Pennsylvania, 1;
Cornell, 1; Brown,
Sloan Says Valet Is a Thief.
LONDON, Dec 31. Tod Sloan's valet,
a Swiss named Carloz, was remanded at
a Police Court here today, charred with
stealing the American jockey's diamond
sleeve links valued at $425, a dress suit
and other articles. Sloan, who said he do
Fired to go abroad, was bound over to
attend the trial.
Battery Team Leaves for Astoria.
VANCOUVER, Wash., Dec 31. (Spe
cial.) The Eighth and Twenty-sixth Bat
tery football team left here today to play
the Astoria team at Astoria tomorrow.
The battery team has not yet met defeat
this year, and expects to win at Astoria
Sullivan Whips Eddie Toy.
ST. LOUIS, Dec. 3L Brooklyn Tommy
Sullivan won the decision over Eddy Toy.
of San Francisco, in a 20-round boxing
contest at the West End Athletic Club
tonight. Toy put up a bird contest, but
was badly punished.
Noted SportinK Man Dead.
LONDON, Dec 31. Edward Weatherby,
former secretary of the Jockey Club, and
publisher of the racing calendar, the offi
cial organ of the club. Is dead.
RECORDS NOW UP TO DATE
County Clerk's Office "Will Try to
Keep From Falling: Behind.
All of County Clerk Fields' deputies will
tern over a new leaf on Friday morning,
because at the closing hour yesterday tho
records had all been written up to date
In the recording department, where some
time ago the records were six weeks be
hind, the books in future will be kept
even up, and no documents will be given
to tho employes of abstract companies
until after they have been entered In the
books. Heretofore, - because the books
were not kept up to date, the abstractors
were allowed to copy deeds and mortgages
as fast as they were received In the office,
if necessary. In the Circuit Court de
partment and in the County Clerk's of
fice proper the clerks were through when
they quit yesterday.
COUNTY PAYS ITS TAXES.
County Cleric Ordered to Issue a
"Warrant to the Sheriff.
The County Court yesterday made an
order requiring the County Clerk to issue
a warrant in favor of the Sheriff In pay
ment of taxes heretofore bid In by the
county at delinquent tax sales. There are
1200 pieces of such property, and the
amount of taxes due on the same on the
1901 tax roll was about $3200. The taxes on
each piece run from 3 cents up. The
property consists of cheap suburban lots,
and some day the county will "sell them
and realize the taxes paid and a hand
some profit. Of the $3200 the City of Port
land will get Its share, -about one-quarter,
and the school districts will receive their
share. What Is left w'Hl go into the
county treasury. The state taxes have al
ready teen paid.
No Heirs for Brendle.
E. Quackenbush, administrator of the
estate of John Brendle, deceased, filed a
report In the County Court yesterday of
the sale of property In Alblna for 56500.
Brendle died about 12 years ago, and no
heirs have been found. The property has
been in the hands of administrators since,
and the rents have been used to keep the
buildings In repair. Claims resulting from
the expenses of the administration, attor
ney's fees and other claims will about use
up the proceeds of the sale of the prop
erty. Sues Husband for Divorce.
Mary Pflrter has sued Edward Pflrter
for a divorce on the ground of cruel treat
ment. They were married in Vancouver,
Wash., in May, 1SSS, and have one child,
of which plaintiff asks the custody. She
states In her complaint that her husband
is a brewer and earns 525 per week. She
asks the court to make an order requiring
him to contribute 55 per week for the sup
port of the child.
Articles of Incorporation.
Articles of incorporation of the Key
stone Lumber Company were filed in tho
County Clerk's office yesterday by W. B.
Edwards, Charles P. Little and Samuel
Connell. The capital stock Is 525,000.
Teresa Gugllelmo was appointed in the
County Court yesterday administratrix
of the estate of her husband, Salvator
Gugllelmo, valued at 52000.
Martha Boiling and Theodore D. Brat
ton have filed suit in the State Circuit
Court against P. H. Marlay to quiet title
to a lot in Sunnyslde Addition.
Frank M. Warren, administrator of the"
estate of Nancy B. Atkinson, deceased,
petitioned the County Court yesterday for
leave to sell the real property, valued at
about 511,000. The heirs are Edward tM.
Atkinson and Anna S. Warren,
suit against B. Stephens and F. K. Mc
Carver, doing business as the Young
America restaurant, to recover 5432. The
claims are as follows: Kindorf Bros.,
5145; Taubenhelmer & Schmeer, 556; D.
Kellaher, 546; Weatherly Creamery Com
pany, 5144; A. Gellnsky & Sons. f39.
NO SECRET ABOUT DEAL
Steel Trust's Defense of Bond-Conversion
TRENTON, N. J.7Dec 3L-Counsel for
toe United States Steel Corporation today
filed in the Court of Errors and Appeals
a brief reply to the argument of counsel
for J. Aspinwall Hodge, who is seeking to
restrain the conversion of 5200,000,000 of
the preferred stock of the corporation into
5 per cent bonds.
The brief in the main relies upon the
adjudications in the Berger case, which
was some time ago decided by the courts
in favor of the steel corporation. The pa
per says there are only two points that
have not been settled by the courts. One
is whether the corporation has continu
ously and regularly paid four quarterly
dividends, thus complying with the re
quirements of the act of 1902, under which
the conversion was made. The other
point is whether tho disclosure of the per
sonal interest of some of the directors in
the syndicate that was to do the under
writing was sufficient to warrant the
The brief says that the attack upon the
certificates of the value of the corpora
tion's property is not worthy of serious
consideration. It is argued also that there
is no doubt but that the directors acted
in good faith for the benefit of all the
stockholders; hat the stockholders had
full jiotico of their Interest in the syndi
cate, and that there was no concealment
and no secret profit.
GRIM IS TO BE MANAGER
PORTLAND NORTHWEST BALL
TEAM IN HIS HANDS.
Mr. Goldman Tells About Spokane
. . .T XTI Ill-r-
William Goldman, the last remaining
member of the Portland baseball club In
the Pacific Northwest Baseball League,
arrived home yesterday morning from
Spokane, where he went to attend the
annual meeting of the league. Mr. Gold
man says that he was not treated right
at the meeting, and that there Is some
doubt in his mind whether it was entirely
legal. He also eays that Jack Grim is
ocheduled to manage the Northwest
team to be put in Portland.
"What did we do at the meeting? I
guess you mean what did they do at the
meeting?" he declared. "They wouldn't
have mo at all. They wouldn't even in
troduce me to the members present that
I didn't know, and then they had the
nerve to say that they were treating me
with consideration. Lucas wrote to Mr.
Whltemore that. the meeting would bevJ
held, and when I went up they said that
Portland didn't need any representative,
and that whatever had been written to
Whltemore was eent for him alone.
"After they let me in, they called the
roll, and the name of Portland never
once appeared In It, either. I don't think
that that was legal, and I have an at-,
torney In Spokane looking up the matter
for me, andjn the end I think that the
league will have to dig up the 5750. I
fail to see how any meeting of the league
can be legal when one of the clubs la left
out, and I will fight for my rights.
"Among other things, the clubs talked
of the matter of subscribing 52000 each
for the Portland club, so that the Webfoot
team would get a good organization In the
field. I don't know yet who will be
Lucas' manager here, but everybody says
It will be Jack Grim, and, as he has been
hanging around here for some time, I
suppose it Is true. He was in Spokane
at the time of the meeting, and Is yet
for that matter, I guees.
"The Portland club would have put a
team In the field, if the league people had
not taken the franchise from us. First
they took the franchise, and then our for
feit money, and I don't think that is right
for the people here. It certainly does not
inspire them with much confidence abont
putting up money. Yes, we would have
put in a team if we had been allowed to
hold the franchise.
"The people at the meeting were very
much surprised when 1 told them that I
thought that Lucas was hand In glove
with Dugdale in the Seattle club. I gave
them another surprise when I told then?
that Lucas at one time owned part of the
Portland club, and that he afterward
drew out the cash and put it behind
"No. I don't see how they could Ignore
my claim, and I will have my lawyer look
Into the matter and eee if they can take
away the franchise and the forfeit money
Mr. Goldman also said that he had de
cided to get out of baseball and watch
the present war from afar.
The grounds on the east side of the
river, which were engaged by President
Lucas for the Northwest League have not
been leased yet, and the option will expire
on Friday. When seen yesterday, Whit
ney L. Boise, who owns the property, said:
"No, Mr. Lucas has not yet taken the
grounds, but I think he will before Friday.
I see that he says he has sent the money,
but we haven't received it yet. It will be
all right, however, if it gets here before
"I think that the grounds are ideal for
a park, as they are good and level, and
,but little work will have to be done on
them to make them suitable. There are
a couple of shacks that will have to coma
down, but that Is all. There couldn't be
a better place as regards car lines. There
are practically three right within two
blocks, the line along Grand avenue on
the west, on East Morrison on the north,
and the Mount Tabor and Mount Scott
lines on the south on Hawthorne avenue.
They are within ten minutes walk from
the main part of town, and will serve Mr.
Lucas very well for the purpose, I think."
The Spokesman-Review, of Spokanet has
the following interesting item about the
Fred Merrill, the Portland, Or., bicycle man,
now In the East, Is negotiating for the pur
chase of the Portland baseball team and fran
chise. This Is the team which has caused the
most trouble during the recent battle between
the Northwest Leaguo and the California
League. Should Mr. Merrill get control of tho
team he will manage it during the coming sea
son, although Harry Green, of this city, will
own a half Interest in the team.
Councilman Merrill Is In the East at the
present time, but, from what the fans
say around town, there seems to be but
small belief that he will enter baseball.
JAY ANDREWS HERE.
Manager of Spokane Team Spends
Day With Visrneux.
Manager Jay Andrews, of the Spokane
team for 1903, arrived in Portland yester
day morning from San Francisco, and
will leave for the Eastern Washington
town this evening. Manager Andrews
spent the day with Sammy VIgneux, with
whom he Is on the most intimate terms.
When seen last night by an Oregonlari
reporter he said:
"No, I am not In town about baseball.
I am Just passing through to Spokane,
where I will begin work on the new team
for next year. I am an old friend of
Sammy's, and all the leagues In the world
would not make us enemies. Sammy has
a wonder sure in Chiles, as he is one
of the best hitters there is on tho dia
mond today. He will be a wonder for the
Portland team, and will make a mark for
the Portland club." "
3IASS PLAYS THE THINGS.
Football Coach Says They Are Essen
tial to the Game.
NEW YORK. Dec. 3L In the. face of
attacks made by several college presi
dents against the present system of mass
plays in football game, Dr. Carl Wil
liams, head coach of the University of
Pennsylvania, eleven, has come out as a
strong advocates of this style of play.
Dr. Williams declares that a change In
the rules will only work harm to the
"It would be a serious mistake to elim
inate concerted attack," says Dr. Wil
liams. "To do so would be to deprive the
game of its distinctive character, and seri
ously to impair, " if not ruin it. The out
er' about brutality Is much exaggerated.
The present regulations reduce the chance
of slugging" or roughing to a minimum.
The brutality Is in the man, not in the
rules. If a player wants to be brutal he
will be in any style of attack.
'The American game would soon de
generate into something similar to the
English game If the rules should be
changed. English football is only a pre
paratory game, not calling for the strat
egic skill the Americans have gradually
developed. In the American game weight
and strength are not the sole requisites.
Never before were speed, agility and the
power of quick thought as essential to the
successful player. Often a lighter play
'er is preferred to a. heavier one, because
he is less clumsy, keeps his feet better,
and is quicker to profit by openings In the
Dr. Williams does not believe that this
agitation will result in any changes in
the rules. There has been no marked in
crease in fatalities, he says, and he thinks
he is warranted in saying that the only
players who get seriously Lurt are mem
bers of smaller college elevens, who have
not received the proper training, and
hence are not able to stand the severities
of the game. It is absurd, in his opinion,
to assume that the authorities of the vari
ous universities could successfully revise
the rules, for they are merr who know
little about football, and what they say Is
mostly hearsay. He says that few In
structors have any objection to the game
as It is played today.
AT THE THEATERS.
The Bostonlans closed their remarkably
successful engagement last evening with
a magnificent production of the new opera
"Maid Marian." The Marquam was
crowded with a swagger audience, which
gave enthusiastic attention to the per
formance, which Is more spectacular, and
as a whole of rather higher order mu
sically than "Robin Hood." It was a
wonderfully happy thought of De Koven
and Smith when they determined to uti
lize the most popular of all English tra
ditions in an opera, and It was another
almost equally happy when they hit
upon the Idea of continuing the story
and the familliar characters In Maid "Ma
rian. In this piece the Sheriff of Not
tingham continues his plotting to subvert
the happiness of Maid Marian and Robin.
The latter now Earl of Huntington has
gone to the crusades, without yet having
had opportunity to marry the Maid, who
awaits his return anxiously. The Sheriff
and, Guy of GIsborne try to convince
her that Robin Is not loyal but rather
enjoying himself too well In Palestine.
As a result, the Maid and Little John,
Friar Luck, Will Scarlet and all the rest
of the old Sherwood foresters hie them
to the Holy Land, followed by the Sheriff
and 'Guy in disguise.
For a time the jolly old villain of a
Sheriff triumphs and having got Robin
and his followers into the hands of the
Saracens, he returns to Huntington Cas
tle. He lords It at the castle but the
return of Robin foils him at last and for
punishment the Sheriff has to marry
Dame Durden, who has .pursued him as
persistently through this opera as through
The scenery and costuming of the camp
of tho Crusaders gives opportunities for
many beautiful spectacular effects. It is
said to have cost 532,000 to stage thl3
opera. While, of course. It will not rival
"Robin Hood" In popularity, It Is one
that will attract the same people again
many times over.
Among the many fine songs, the solo
"Can I Forget" by Miss Van Studdlfdrd
In the last act especially evoked applause
from the most cultivated music-lovers
present. It Is a particularly difficult song,
which proved the high capacity and con
trol of her voice. The "Forest Song" by
Mr. McDonald, and the "Here's to Good
Liquor Song" by Howard Chambers, in
the first act also were warmly encored.
Mr. Barnabae has a funny topical song
and some of the best and freshest jokes
heard In a long time. One would like to
see such a clever actor as he Is In some
star comedy part like the "Rivals" or
"Dr. Panglos" for Instance.
NEW YEAR'S MATINEES.
At the Mnrquam.
"Shore Acres" will be the matineo bill
at the Marquam today at 2:15. Prices are
To, 50 and 25 cents.
For a jolly good New Year's time, go to
the matinee at Cordray's and see Sullivan
and Mack, Mazie Trumbull, with the jolly
choruses, dancing and music.
"SHORE ACRES" OPENS TODAY.
The New Year's Attraction at the
Mnrquam Today and Tonight.
This afternoon at 2:15 o'clock "Shore
Acres," James A. Heme's beautiful home
play will begin an engagement at the
Marquam Grand Theater of five perform
ances, including a matinee Saturday.
If James A. Herne had never written
another word, "Shore Acres" would have
sufficed to place him In the foremost rank
of native dramatists. In this ideal comedy-drama
of American home life, the
actor-dramatist has sought to portray a
people who have never been previously
exploited on the stage, and by' so doing
has opened a field that has the merit
of originality and freshness. He has told
a simple story, but told It so well that
It bears many a repetition. A finished
actor himself, and fully conversant with
the details of the stage, he made ef
fective use of many little devices, that
add so greatly to the enjoyment of a per
formance of this kind. The company en
gaged for this season Is, with hut few
exceptions, the same that appeared with
it last season and. In fact, for the last 10
seasons. James T. Galloway, who plays
Nathaniel Berry, was a memoer'of Mr.
Heme's own company and give3 a most
delightful and Intelligent portrayal of this
quaint and homely hero. Atkins Law
rence, as Martin Berry, has met with
equal success, and the same may be said
of all the players In this organization.
Seats are now selling for the entire en
gagement. Sale for "Captain Jinks."
The advance sale of seats will begin to
morrow (Friday) morning at 10 o'clock
for "Captain Jinks," which comes to the
Marquam Grand Theater next Monday,
Tuesday and Wednesday nights, January
5, 6 and 7. "Captain Jinks of the Horse
Marines," by Clyde Fitch ran almost
continuously for one year at the Garrlck
Theater In New York, which was a longer
run than any Clyde Fitch comedy ever
had. This brightest effort from the pen of
the most prolific playwright this coun
try has ever known Is a comedy which
particularly appeals to women because of
Its genuine touches of human nature, Its
abundant humor and its whimsicalities
of the heroine, Mme. Trentonl. The part
of this American prima donna, who Is on
a visit to her native country, is played by
Miss Elizabeth Kennedy, a young actress
who has achieved great distinction In her
impersonation of the character. Miss
Kennedy Is. tall and statuesque, remind
ing one of a character drawn by Gibson
or a study by Christy. The title role.
that of Captain Jinks, will bo played by
uneoaore naDcocK. Tnere are 40 people In
the organization, which also includes an
entire corps de ballet, executing a dance
as it was done in grand opera 20 years
"Sandy Bottom" at Cordray's.
Hampton & Hopkins' magnificent pro
duction of "Sandy Bottom," which comes
to Cordray's for one week, commencing
matinee Sunday, January 4, like the "Old
Homestead" and "Sag Harbor," appeals to
the general public taste. It deals natur
ally with life as It Is among the sun-kissed
hills of Arkansas, where the scenes are
laid. There Is no clap-trap or artificial
elements In the play. It is a mirror of hu
man nature that Is graphically pictured.
Being a drama, of course there are excit
ing Incidents and pathetic scenes, but they
are relieved by wholesome comedy, so the
play possesses light and shadow In vari
ous forms. The company la a large and
competent one, and the scenery new and
picturesque. The company carries abso
lutely every piece of scenery used In the
play. The usual ladles' and children's mat
inee will be given Saturday.
A. B. MiUsap, a merchant of Lebanon,
Is at the St. Charles.
Henry Kaylor. of the Long Beach Hotel,
Long Beach, Wash., Is at the SL Charles.
Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Rudy are spending
the holidays with relatives "and friends
In Indianapolis and Vincennes, Ind.
Mr. Jacob Wortman, of McMlnnville,
the private banker of Yamhill County, is
in the city, accompanied by his wife,
spending New Year's - with relatives.
NEW YORK, ' Dec 3L (Special.)
Northwestern people registered at New
York hotels today as follows:
From Portland Ml83 B. Wagblan, at
From Seattle H. . Morgan, at the Na
From Spokane Dr. E. Bunton, C F.
Clough, at tho Imperial.
OLD YEAR PROFITABLE
BANKING .AND TRUST COMPANIES
REPORT GREAT PROGRESS.
Commercial Agencies Make Gratify
ing: Reports Unprecedented Gains
of New York Life Insurance Co.
NEW YORK. T)pp 31 Tf -a-ni
shown by the returns of the various bank
ing and trust companies that 1902 has
been as profitable as 1901. The Western
Institutions report greater progress than
In the previous year and the several
commercial agencies In the United States
and Canada make gratifying statements
as to the general business of the country.
The fire insurance companies will show
uener results tnis year than last. Among
the life Insurance camamira th niionnm
enal business and gains of the New York
Life Insurance Company are unprece
dented. President MeCall. of fhat nnm.
pany, has officially announced that the
new pam Dusiness of the vear will
exceed 5300.000.000 and the total business
In force will be over Sl.500 noo nnn it
of 5190.000.000 over 1901. It Is bel'ieved In
oantung circles here that Congress at Its
present session will take nn voir. cHnD.
iy the recent recommendations of the Sec-
rumrj vl me -treasury on financial condi
tions, and lmnortant lPB-isinUnn otnn, ,i
llnes of the plans presented by President
nuuseve lnmsmessage will follow.
NO CALL EXTENDED.
First United Prcshyterlan Church
Invites Minister to Preach.
Tho First United Presbyterian Church
decided at a congregational meeting last
evening to Invite Rev. D. Chambers Stew
art, of Buffalo, N. Y.. to preach in their
church lour Sundays as a candidate for
pastor.- It was expected that the meeting
would extend a call at once to an Eastern
minister, but the majority wished to see
and hear every candidate before any defi
nite call was made. Rev. Mr. Stewart la
one of the strongest men in the United
Presbyterian Church, and should he accept
the probable call. It would mean much -to
the organization here.
Rev. Mr. Stewart recently resigned the
pastorate of the First United Presbyterian
Church of Buffalo, and wishes to move to
another climate, as his daughter's health
Is affected by the nearness to the Lakes.
Rev. W. P. White, of Albany, the su
perintendent of missions in this presby
tery, was present at the meeting last
night, and as he has carried on the cor
respondence for securing a new pastor
since the resignation of Rev. Huber S.
Ferguson, the matter of extending the In
vitation was left In his hands. He tele
graphed to Rev. Mr. Stewart at once, .and
Is now awaiting a reply.
After the business part of the meeting
was over It became a watch party, and an
Informal literary and musical programme
was rendered and the ladles of the Aid So
ciety served refreshments.
Christian Endeavor Officers.
Tho local Christian Endeavor Union at
a meeting held at Calvary Presbyterian
Church elected the following officers:
Miss Anna B. Charleson, president; E. N.
Wonacott, vice-president; Mis3 Sarah E.
Cole, secretary; C?harles Staver, treas
urer. The address by A. J. Montgomery
on "Expanded Endeavor" has been post
poned for one month.
This Is and has been our motto
ever since we began our successful
career In 1S&4. Our Institution Is
the largest and best equipped; our
practice is the most extensive. If
you cannot call, write for colored
chart of the male anatomy, details
of our home cure system, etc. Con
250J ALDER STREET
One may sail tho seas and
that men of affairs, who are well informed, have neither the time
nor the inclination, whether on pleasure bent or business, to use those
medicines which cause excessive purgation and then leave tho Internal
organs in a constipated condition. Syrap of Fists is not built on thosn
lines. It acta naturally, acts effectively, cleanses, sweetens and strengthens
the internal organs and leaves them in a healthy condition.
If in need of a laxative remedy the most excellent is Syrup of Figs, but
when anything more than a laxative is required the safe and scientific plan
is to consult a competent physician and not to resort to those medicines
which claim to euro all manner of diseases.
The California Fig Syrup Co. was the first to manufacture a laxative remedy
which would givo satisfaction to all; a laxative which physicians could
sanction and one friend recommend to another ; so that today Its sales probably
exceed all other laxatives combined. In some places considerable quantities of
old-time cathartics and modern Imitations are still sold, but with the general
diffusion of knowledge, as to the best medicinal agents, Syrup of Figs has come
Into general use with the well-informed, becauso it i3 a remedy of known value
and ever beneficial action.
The quality of Syrup of Figs Is due not only to the excellent combination of
the laxative and carminative principles of plants, known to act most beneficially
on the system, with agreeable and refreshing aromatic liquids, but also to tho
orglnal method of manufacture. Ia order to get the genuine and its beneficial
effects one should always note tho full name of the Company California Fig
Syrup Co. printed on the front of every package, !
HENRY WEINHARD'S IMPROVEMENT.
THE ORNATE BUILDING ON THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF
FOURTH AND ALDER STREETS AN ARCHITECTURAL SUCCESS.
The five-story stone and brick building now nearing completion on
Fourth and Alder Is a splendid example of a well-carrled-out . design.
While nothing elaborate has been attempted In the way of enrichments,
yet the general result obtained Is most excellent, for the reason that the
ornamental terra cotta has been so placed as to be most effective and
pleasing. The building has fine lines and good proportions, and has "the
distinction of being of a somewhat different type from the styles usually
adopted here, and Is certainly a credit to Portland and to that progressive
pioneer business man who has erected It, Henry Weinhard, a man whose
faith In the future of our city is now seeking expression in a most sub
stantial and permanent form.
The architect of the building, Justuit F. Krumbeln, has followed the
practice of his profession in this city for many years. He has seen Port
land grow to Its present proportions, and has taken a prominent part In
planning and designing a numbeer of' of Its permanent Improvements, and
It Is to Jus credit that through his studies of this year he has been able
to produce and so successfully complete his important portion of the work.
The stone work of the building, which Is quite an important Item."and
all the brick and cement work has been entirely In the hands of George
Langfordi the well-known and reliable contractor, who has done much of
the Important mason work here for years. It has been due to Mr. Lang
ford's ability to meet and cope with the difficulties of his work and to his
untiring energy and go-ahead methods in pushing his labors to a finish
that no unnecessary delays have been experienced. The mason work of
Henry Welnhard's other building Is also being done by Mr. Langford.
Thurman and High,t skilled mechanics In their line, are doing the car
penter work, and their portion of the contract Is progressing in a perfectly
satisfactory manner. J. W. Thurman, who has charge of the work, Is a
thoroughly trustworthy man, well fitted to handle the best class of build
ing construction and do it properly. These two contractors do a great
deal of Mr. Welnhard's work.
The stone carving has been executed by R. Relfschneider, an artist,
whose work may be seen on The Oregonian building, the Dekum and the
J. C. Bayer, who has been connected with the building interests of
Portland for years, and whose present large business Is keeping him very
busy, has the contract for the copper cornice and the roofing. He has
also supplied the fine terra cotta and brick, as agent for the large firm,
Gladding, McBean & Co., of San Francisco.
Ernest Miller, the well-known contractor In painting and decorating,
has the contract for painting the building. Ernest Miller's reputation for
fine workmanship and for carrying out his work perfect to the letter is
alone a .guarantee that It will be highly satisfactory when finished.
J. D. Tresham secured the contract for the plastering, and has used
Adamant, the perfection of wall plaster. Mr. Tresham's satisfactory work
on the recently completed Custom-House here, which was plastered -with
Adamant throughout and cost about 523.000. speaks well for him.
I. K. Tuerck, who has lately purchased new property and moved his
shop on the same, and Is in a position to furnish first-class Iron work,
both constructional and ornamental, has supplied the wrought-Iron stir
rups, etc:, and has erected the fire-escape, which is an additional orna-,
mental feature of the building.
The Smith & Watson Iron Works, despite the strikes and the conse
quent difficulty experienced in obtaining iron, furnished a first-class job
of cast and wrought iron without delay.
Precemeder & Tuerck have placed the elevators In the building. This
firm has Installed a number of ele-ators here, and have several contracts
on hand now. They are the state agents for the Otis Elevator Company.
The plumbing has been done by Eccles & Co., who have been estab
lished here for a number of years, and whose reputation for good work i3
well known. They have furnished a first-class job throughout.
The electric wiring has been put In by H. B. Loverldge, proprietor of
the Portland Electrical Works, who is an exceptionally fine electrical en
gineer. Mr. Loverldge thoroughly understands his business In every par
ticular and can always be relied upon to do his work in tho very best
manner and to the full satisfaction of all concerned.
A 60-foot flagpole has been placed on the roof, at the corner, and today
the flag floats gracefully over the building, to be known as the HOHEN-STOUFEN.
visit every land and evervwhera will find.
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