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THE MORNING OREGQNIAN, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, 1903.
N LAN D STEAMERS
Many New Craft to Be Com
. pleted This Year.
EXCURSION BOAT FOR DALLES
Four Steamers to Be Constructed at
Portland for Paget Sound Trade
Xcw Stcrnivheeler for Upper
Inland navigation in the Pacific North
west oromisee to enjoy a. irreater boom
this year than ever before, and more elab
orate preparations are being made to
handle the growing business than have
been In evidence since the early SO's, when
steamboatlng -was at its height. The latest
craft scheduled for construction in -thia
city is a mammoth sternwheeler, which
will be built in East Portland as t?oon as
the mysterious propeller now nearing
completion Is launched. The stern
wheeler is for the same parties who are
building the propeller, and who are also
arranging for the construction of an
other propeller built on similar lines to
the one now nearly re'ady for service. The
identity of the owners o the three big
et earners has been kept a pretty close
secret, but one of the owners is said to
be a wealthy brewer at OlymDla, and all
three of the steamers are for eervice on
Another big sternwheeler which will be
built at Portland for Puget Sound trade Is
the new flyer which the Pacific Coast
Steamship Company will place on the
Seattle-Bellingham Bay route. Plans for
the machinery and hull of this boat have
been prepared by Portland engineers and
draughtsmen and the work of construc
tion will shortly commence. The building
of. these boats will result in large sums
of money being distributed in this city,
and before they are out of way the work
of constructing a number of steamers for
the Columbia and "Willamette River fleet
will be under way.
The most Important steamer scheduled
for construction for local use this year Is
a big sternwheeler which will be placed
in the excursion trade on the route be
tween Portland andThe Dalles. The new
steamer will be about 160 feet long and
will have power sufficient to enable her
to make a round trip a day between Port
land and The Dalles. The cabins will be
lnished with a view to giving plenty -of
light and an unobstructed view of both
sides of the river. The dining-room will
be on the lower" deck. There will be
plenty of space for freight, but the steam
er will be essentially a. paeeenger craft,
and will cater to the tourist travel, which
has been steadily Increasing since the
"White Collar line began operations with
the Bailey Gatzert two years ago. Unless
there is unexpected delay in securing the
machinery, the new craft will be complet
ed in tlmq for the Summer travel.
The steamer Telephone, the old grey
hound of the Columbia, will be practically
rebuilt and will assist the other boats of
the "White Collar line during the Summer
season. The steamer Astorian, of the
"White Collar line, will be equipped with a
new boiler and heavy machinery. Increas
ing her speed and making hr a -valued ad
dition to the down-river fleet. If the bid
of the North Pacific Mills for the steamer
Cascades of the Columbia is accepted,
that ancient craft will be reconstructed
into one of the finest towboats on the
river. The Cascades has an excellent
model and great power, and with a new
boiler and her hull strengthened to handle
her power, she will again become one of
the crack towboats of the river. Owing
to the Increased cost, of everything used
in the construction of a steamer, the ex
pense of remodelling and rebuilding these
steamers will be nearly as great as their
original cost and they will also be, as .good
and in some respects better than when
they were first built.
. Several other river steamers are under
consideration, but the difficulty in secur
ing machinery on time is Interfering with
the plans of owners. Local boiler works
and machine shops are crowded with
orders, and the situation is much the
same all over the country, very few of the
Eastern concerns taking contracts to de
liver steamboat engines or boilers under
one year's time. The mosquito fleet at
Astoria will receive numerous additions
this season, and quite a pretentious tug
is under construction for the Columbia
Mills at Knappton.
The, most important craft to be turned
out on the upper river this season is the
new steamer Imnaha, which Joseph
Supple, of this city, is building at Lewis
ton, for the Lewlston Southern Naviga
tion Company. Most of the work on this
steamer was done In this city, and she
was shipped up the river in knock-down
form and is now put together and nearly
ready to launch. There has been some'
jdelay in securing her boilers, and she will
go into the water without them. The
Imnaha was. constructed to run on the
Upper Snake between Lewlston and
Imnaha, and is built unusually strong to
withstand the perils of that route. The
new craft is 125 feet long. 26 feet beam
and of very light draft She is equipped
with boilers which will be granted a
jpressure of 250 pounds to the square inch.
""The route is obstructed in places by a 12
mHe current, and if the powerful engines
of kthe steamer are unable to push her
over them additional power will be sup
plied by powerful steam capstans ope
rated by duplex engines, which will draw
the boat over the rapids by steel cables.
The number of steamboats in this In
spection district was increased in 1902
by the addition of 19 vessels of 6971 tons
net register, and it is almost a certainty
that a much greater number will be added
this year. Perhaps the most gratifying
feature of the business is the fact, that
all the steamboats now in condition to
-run on the "Willamette and Columbia
Rivers are busy all of the time. This
is especially true of the towboats, which
are kept moving night and day. "While
arrangements have already been made
for the construction, of tbe two propellers
and two sternwheelers for Puget Sound,
it is not Improbable that another stern
wheeler will be built in Portland for a
Puget Sound route. Captain U. B. Scott,
who built the famous. Telephone and the
Flyer, has the plans for a sternwheeler
for Puget Sound trade, which is expected
to beat anything on earth.- "With his
sons he now owns the steamers City of
Everett and Greyhound on the Seattle
Everett run. and it is to take the place
of the Greyhound that he will build the
new scorcher. He has not decided where
she will be built, but as he built his fast
est and best boats at Portland, it is not
improbable that the new craft will also
be constructed here. The Flyer, now on
the Seattle-Tacoma run, was" built by
Captain Scott about 10 years ago, and is
still covering more miles ery yearfthan
any other Inland steamer In the world,
with very lew ocean steamers beating
her record for number of inlles traveled
and none of them approaching it for num
ber of miles traveled in same number of
, hours during the entire year.
ORIENT AKD THE FAIR.
John "Barrett Does Good "Work for
John Barrett is doing good work for the
Lewis and Clark Exposition in-the Orient.
Mr. Barrett has recently been in Ceylon,
and the Ceylon Independent, the 'princi
pal publication of Malaysia, published the
following news item on December 4, 1902:
Although It might seem that the American
people would reach the limit of expositions In
the great St Louis "World's Fair, which will
be held In 1904, the people living In the North
west American States of Oregon, "Washington,
Idaho and Montana have decided to hold an
exposition In 1905 In commemoration of the
lOO anniversary, of the first exploration of
. mat section by tbe famous explorers, Lewis
! and Clark, In 1805. This Exposition will not;
I be on k large a scale as that at St. Louis, but
It will be sufficiently extensive and comprehen
sive to deserve the attention or foreign coun
tries. The Hon. John Barrett, the Commis
sioner-General for the St. Louis "World's Fair,
who has been doing such excellent work In
Ceylon for that undertaking, leaves today for
India to confer with Viceroy Lord Curson. and
attend the coronation durbar at Delhi, has
kindly given the Independent some Information
In regard to the Lewis and Clark Exposition.
Mr. Barrett Eald:
"The Lewis and Clark Exposition will be held
in Portland, the principal city of the State of
Oregon, in the northwest section of the United
States during the year 1905. It will be open
about four months after the close of the St.
Louis World's Fair (or approximately April 1.
1905), and so enable exhibitors to transfer read- I
ily their exhibits from St Louis to Portland, t
and thus obtain the advantage of two expo
sltlons. While I have no official connection ;
whatever with the Lewis and Clark Exposition. (
I feel a deep Interest in its success because I '
am a resident of Oregon and a great believer J
In the future development and prosperity of
that section of the United States. I am hope- '
ful that nearly all the foreign countries, espe- I
dally those or Asia, will see fit to continue
their exhibits at Portland after they are
through with the former. They will certainly !
derive benefits therefrom that will compensate ,
them for the slight extra expense Involved, and I
j the brief extra time required. The manage-
mcnt of the Lewis and Clark Exposition will i
j make special arrangements to convey exhibits I
I to Portland, and will offer foreign exhibitors .
levery facility they can desire. Portland Is 'a I
' city .or about 100.000 or population, located on I
! the " Columbia River, which separate Oregon i
J from the State of Washington. It has excellont
hotels. Is a railway center, and a pwt to and
from which steamers regularly ply to all parts
ui wie i-aciiic. ine aiaies oi wregon, wasn
inglon, Idaho and Montana represent a com
bined area of nearly 350,000 square miles, and
yet are In the Infancy of their material devel
opment They contain a vast variety of re
sources, and will eventually support 20 times
tho population they have at present. The peo
ple In that section are progressive and pros
perous, and will tako great Interest in the ex
hibits of foreign countries, particularly those
coming from Asia. Oregon and Washington
have a coast line on the Pacific of almost 1000 '
miles, and are much concerned about the
growth of trans-Pacific commcrw. Thnv i
to build up a market In Asia for their exports
and to buy from the far East articles that they
lift nnf nnniu T . . .. . .
... '""-" ro. i vrusi mat Ceylon
will see fit to transfer the magnificent exhibit
it is preparing for St. Louis, either entirely
or In part to Portland, after the close of the
Louisiana Purchase Exposition."
Final Ceremony of Recent Church-Debt-ItulMinc:
vith appropriate ceremonies, and in
the presence of a large audience, the $1500
mortgage on the Central Methodist Epis
copal Church, of Alblna, was burned last
night the match being struck by ex
Mayor C. H. Hill, who subscribed $500 to
the fund. On the platform were: Rev.
"W. T. Kerr, tho pastor; J. W. Powell,
Rev. L. E. Rockwell. D. D., Rev. A. N.
Fisher and T. S. McDaniels. Mr. Kerr
had charge of the programme.
After the opening selection by the choir
Dr. Rockwell made a short address, in
the course of which he congratulated tho
church on the event and predicted a
great ruture for its work. Dr. Fisher
also made some remarks. S. U. Downs ,
read the historical sketch of the 'church.
He said that It was founded In the Spring !
ul iado in a smaii ouilding In Lower Al-
oina, on which occasion Rev. Alfred
Kummer delivered the sermon. Rev. G.
M. Pierce took charge, procured plans
from the East and erected the present
building. Dr. Kummer preached the dedi
catory sermon, when 51000 was raised. A
debt of 51000 was contracted. Rev. G. M.
Pierce was in charge three years, when
Rev. G. W. Grannls was appointed, and
while he was pastor the debt was In
creased to 53000 by erecting a parsonage.
S. P. "WHson was pastor for six months.
He was succeeded by Rev. D. D. "Waters,
who served three years. Rev. "W. T. Kerr!
the present pastor, was appointed, and is
now serving his fifth year. Mr. Downs
also covered the main features of the
different branches of the church work.
At the conclusion of the sketch J. "W.
Powell made some appropriate remarks,
expressing his pleasure at the privilege
of being present to 'witness the burning
of the mortgage. T. S. McDaniels fol
lowed in a humorous speech. He carried
a package under his arm, which he
opened, and disclosed a beautiful silver
spoon. It was a present to Mr. Powell
from the congregation, and there was
inscribed on the spoon the record of his
work in Portland, Alblna, Lewlston and
Fairhaven. An inscription stated that at
these meeting 190 had been converted.
Mr. Powell received the token with fit
Just before the ceremony of the burn
ing of the mortgage Dr. Rockwell, in be
half of the congregation, called Rev. and
Mrs. Kerr to the platform, and there pre
sented them with a set of silver knives,
forks and spoons as a token of the high
esteem in which they are held, and also
in honor of their 33d wedding anniversary.
PASTOR OF CENTRAL METHODIST CHURCH, WHOSE MORTGAGE
WAS BURNED LAST EVENIN G.
There was much applause as Mr. Kerr
tried to express his thanks for the pres
Then- the mortgage was burned. Ex-
Mayor C. H. Hill, supported by three o
tne charter members, struck a match.
and soon tho document went up In flames,
wniie tne congregation sang the doxology.
Tne central Church is one of the five
that were starteM by Rev. G. M. Pierce
12 years ago. The others are Trinity, of
btepnens' Addition: woodlawn. Patton
and University. All carried debts, but
are now entirely clear. ,'
There remains the 5500 -debt on the
manse, but nearly enough money has been
paid in to take It up. When all payments
are made, the residue will be used
making needed improvements.
((I A ftff MA nAI ITIPI 1 HI))
I AM Nil MI 1 1 I I !( IAN"
1 rl"1 nv ' I ULIIV;inil
BUT 3IR. BROWXELL SAYS HE WILL
..PRESIDE OVER THE SENATE.
Clackamas County Stnte Senator Is
Confident of Havinpr Sixteen Votes
and Perhaps One Over.
"I may be fooled," said State Senator
Brownell last night, "but I don't think I
am. I am not crazy, neither am I un
"Have any statesmen come to town?"
asked the reporter.
"I don't know of any," responded the
Clackamas gentleman. "But there's Mr.
Harris, who has come down from
"Is he a statesman?"
"Well, he's an exceedingly bright and
popular young man. Now. Mr. Reporter,
CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE
without desire to offend you in the least
I shall tell you that I don't know any
thing about politics, and, therefore, I
haven't anything to tell you."
"Who's going to be elected Senator?"
"Really, I don't know. I wish I did,"
and Mr. Brownell came up real close and
gazed raeltlngly into the face of the re
porter. "Is Mr. Fulton the leading candidate?"
"Mr. Fulton, I hear, has a good many
votes, -but whether enough to elect him I
dpn't know. I'm not his political man
ager. I'm not a politician."
"Indeed?" commented, the listener, and
had to believe, because Mr. Brownell had
holff of the lapels of his coat
"Yes, that's right! Mm nothing but a
lawyer who has a little practice up at
Oregon City," and the speaker looked the
paragon of humility.
"But you made Oregon's two last Sen
ators, you know."
Mr. Brownell assented modestly and
went on: "What little success I have at
tained has been due to my steadfast ad
herence to . one cardinal principle, and
here the Clackamas gentleman opened his
large eyes still wider and gulped. "Do you
know what that principle is?"
"No," the reporter didn't, but he
thought It must be something very noble,
"Well, it's to be fair, square and honest
Remember that It's a good principle to
stand by in politics as well as in busi
ness:" "Will you be elected president of the
"To be. sure' I shall?'
"Have you 16 votes?" .
"I huve." N
"And no more?"-
"Well, er yes, "I've got one more. I've
got enough to elect me and over."
"Who are they?"
"Would it be proper to publish their
JJI'm afraid It wouldn't Now, tell me
honest, would It?" '
The reporter had almost convinced Mr.
SlffJ WUld 1 thrPthI"f
to publish the names, when a new thought
GEORGE C. BROWNELL, OF CLACKA MAS COUNTY.
suddenly struck the Clackamas gentleman
and the reporter's opportunity vanished.
"I see by an evening paper," resumed
Mr. Brownell, "an article In which 15
votes are recorded for Dr. Smith and 10
for me," and the speaker affectionately
clasped both hands of the reporter.
"Indeed?" responded the pencilTpusher,
looking Into the profound depths of the
gentleman's soul through the large ocular
"Five." whispered Mr. Brownell, "of
those Senators grouped under Dr. Smith's
name," and the speaker grew more confi
dential, "five of them will vote for me.
They will be greatly surprised when they
see that newspaper article."
The reporter wag Just about to learn who
those five were, when another sudden
thought took the Senator away again.
"I think I shall succeed. I may be
fooled, but I don't think so. Pontics Is a
strange business. Everybody in It has
been disappointed at some time or other,
and the Senator sighed.
Mr. Brownell was reminded that nobody
nan Deen disappointed fewer times than
he, and he went on:
"I have been elected to the Senate three
times. I am not overambltlous. but I think
that my service entitles me to this recog
nition. I have no higher political desire
than that I want nothing more. I have
worked hard for the party and taken my
share of the rough work sometimes more
than my share of it," and Mr. Brownell
"To what do you attribute your success,
Senator, other lhan your close adherence
to fairness, squareness and honesty?"
"To my own efforts," and Mr. Brown
ell's affectionate eyes beamed proudly on
the reporter. "Whatever I have achieved
I have done by myself. There has been
nobody to help me, except possibly Senator
Mitchell, who gave me some help, but who
has received Just as much service In re
turn. "I have done a lot of hard work for the
party," continued Mr. Brownell, "and
haven't always received due credit Some
times I have even received abuse." The
Senator looked exceedingly injured.
I in uiuc uc u. cuueus on unnea states
"I do not know," responded Mr. Brown
"But do you think things point toward
"Yes, I do," was the candid renlv. and
L-the reporter rejoiced, for he had not run
across so confidential a lawmaker for a
long time past "I am a caucus man. I
was for a caucus last time."
"Who will be speaker of the House?"
"I don't know. Really, I don't But
say. The Oregonlan Is a great newspaper
a very great newspaper. In my honest
opinion, it Is the best in the United States.
In 1SS6 those editorials on the sliver ques
tionwell, sir, they were the best I ever
read. By the way, are you going to
Yes, perhaps the reporter would.
"Well, when you come, you let me know.
I'll do anything I can for you."
The interviewer responded that he didn't
want anything from the Legislature ex
cept perhaps the privilege of sitting inside
"Well, you let me know, and I'll get you
inside the bar, or up on the platform, or
anywhere you want to go."
"What will you do If you are elected
"What will I do? Young man. I will
make a record for fairness and squareness.
I shall appoint committees with which all
interests will be satisfied. Good evening,"
and the gentleman disappeared behind the
curtain of Havana vapors which came
from a bevy of his friends In the other
corner of the room.
Mr. Brownell will return to Oregon City
ACROBATS TANGLED UP.
Formerly Partners, They Disagree,
and Lnter Declare Peace.
Through some misunderstanding Zan
fretta and Mason, a team of traveling
i acrobats, agreed to disagree and brought
their troubles into the Police Court yes
terday. Each made a charge against the
.other and swore he would Invoke the
mighty power of the law to right the
great wrong that had been done him.
Mason, so ran one complaint said that
he would kill his partner, who was the
heavy man of the team, and had brutally
assaulted him. With this awful threat
haunting him, Zanfretta was afraid to
walk the streets, and wished that his for
mer friend might be placed under a peace
Mason, on the other hand, had been so
cruelly beaten that he ached for revenge,
"and insisted that the heavy man should
pay the penalty of his rash act The
Initiative step in the action of both had
been made under the Influence of liquor,
and when they appeared yesterday their
fighting spirit had been somewhaf sub
dued. As they sat 'opposite each other
they commenced to think how good It
would seem to be friends again. Mason
"motioned to A.. Walter Wolfe, whom 'he
had employed to defend him and prose
cute his partner, and a whispered con
sultation was held. Zanfretta was then
called, and together they patahed" up the
trouble. Each signed a statement de
claring his willingness to forfeit all
charges against the other, and their cases
Better Than a Plaster.
A piece of flannel dampened with Cham
berlain's Pain Balm and bound on the af
fected parte. Is better than a plaster for
a lame back, and for pains in the side or
cnest Pain Balm has no superior as a
eanenuemraC ll? gfy
ail drueeistsL v
DOWN WITH THE CROWS
SPORTSMEN ALSO HAVE A. GRIEV
ANCE AGAINST KINGFISHERS.
Oregon Fish and Game Association
Recommends Change in
Crows and kingfishers found detcrmiped
enemies last night at the annual meeting
of the Oregon Fish and Game Associa
tion Geess narrowly escaped like treat
ment and at one periffd It seemed that a
motion would pass recommending that the
law be changed so that sportsmen could
blaze nwey at geese every day In the
year, but geese found, unexpected cham
pions and were left In the "protected"
Secretary A. E. Gcbhardt, chairman of
the committee on legislation, read a re
port recommending certain changes in the
game laws of Oregon, and. after discus
sion, the association- announced itself in
favor of these new provisions:
IXer Close season from December 1 to Au
gust 15, the following year.
Ducks, geese, swan and snipe Season 13
shortened one month, the open season being
from September 1 to February 1. The limit as
to the number that may be killed In one day.
the same as under the present law.
Pheasants In that portion of the state west
af the Cascades the season will open September
15 and close November 1. the sale to be entire
ly prohibited. East of the Cascade, open sea
son from September 1 to November 1.
Prairie chicken To close altogether until Sep
tember. 1005, and the sale of these upland
birds prohibited: Prairie chicken, grouse. naT
tive pheasant, ruffed grouse; China pheasant
quail. Bob White and partridge.
Nonresident hunters A fee of $10.
Rscommendntion That the Game Warden
shall have power to appoint a number of Dep
uty Game Wardens, not less than six. as ho
may deem necessary, the total appropriation
for the Game Warden's department to be S1S.
000. Proposed legislation for the protection of trout
and other game fish and to compel the placing
of screens In millraces. Irrigation itnches or
canals taking or receiving water from any riv
er, creek, stream or lake in the State of Ore
gon: Section 1. Any person or persons, corporation
or corporations, owning, In whoe or In part,
or leasing, operating, or having In charge,
any mlllrace. Irrigation ditch or canal taking
or receiving lta waters from any river, creek,
stream or lake In which fish have been placed
or may exist shall put. or cause to be placed,
and maintain, over the Inlet of said ditch, ca
nal or millract, a wire screen or such construc
tion and fineness, strength and qually. as shall
prevent any such fish from entering such ditch,
canal or mlllrace, when required to do so by
tho Master Fish Warden. Any person or cor
poration violating the provisions of this section,
or who shall neglect or refuse to put up or
maintain such screen, shall be guilty of a mis
demeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be
punished by a fine of not less than $10, nor
more than . $100, and may be Imprisoned at the
rate or per day until such fine be paid or
satisnea; provided, that the continuance from
day to day of the neglect or refusal, after no
tification. In writing, by the Master Fish War
dent, shall constitute a separate offense.
Black bass Prohibitory Jaw, to be repealed.
Crows A bounty of 5 cents for each crow.'
These officers were elected for the ensu
ing year: President J. N. Teal. Portland;
vice-president, J. E. Ivrause, Pendleton;
secretary, A. E. Gebhardt Portland; treas
urer, John Cran, Portland! directors. Dr.
A. C. Panton, James Taylor. F. B. Thorn.
E. F. Tucker, J. D. Honevman. all of this
city, and H. S. Garfield. Pendleton; W.
x. wrignt. union; E. D.JTIchenor, Clats
kanle; Edwin Stone, Albany; L. S. Fritz,
The Dalles, and Alexander Martin, Klam-
atn r ails.
The secretary's rerort showwi thnt
there ar 410 members on the roll, 101 of
wnom joined during the past year, the
whole membership representing Portland,
Pendleton. Albany, Union. Clatskanie,
Astoria, Athena, Salem. Klamath Falls,
Hobsonville, Dufur, Heppner, Perry
Gibbon. The Dalles. La Grande, Marsh
field, Viento. Eugene, Sellwood. Carlton,
Seaside, Oregon City. Oswego, Medford,
Pilot Rock, Bay City, Tillamook. New
York City and Washington, D. C. The
treasurer's report showed receipts of
5352 82 and expenditures of S24S 33.
"From -a legal standpoint." went on
Secretary Gebhardt, "the game law drawn
up at the suggestion of the association
and adopted by our last Legislature,
seems, to have stood the test very well,
and I am pleased to report that its valid
ity and constitutionality have been up
held by both state and Federal courts In
any instnac-. in which any of Its provis
ions have been questioned. There is a
very noticeable Increase in the interest
manifested by the people of Oregon in the
protection of fish and game, and it Is,
perhaps, not too much to say that the
work of the association is beginning to
be felt in every section of the state,, ex
cept, perhaps, those remote regions where
we have no members, and where it is
very difficult to apprehend and arrest
violators of the law.
"During the year approximately 177,000
trout have been planted and distributed
as follows: Eastern brook trout Uma
tilla County, 35,000; Wasco County, "l0,000;
Washington County, 10,000; Yamhill Coun
ty, 10,000; "Multnomah County, 2000; Clack
amas County, 35.000; Marion County, 10,
000; Columbia County, 10.000; Lake Supe
rior lake trout Multnomah County, 1000;
Lane County, 000; Lincoln County, 10,000,
and Yamhill County, 26,877. In addition,
5000 Eastern brook trout were planted in
Hamilton Creek. Wrashington, and 5000
steelhead trout were, planted in the Clat
skanie las July."
When the campaign against the crows
opened, those birds had very few friends
present and at the outset a bounty of
10 cents' was proposed for each dead crow.
"I think that the crows can take pretty
good care of themselves," announced Mr.
"That's so." said several voicea
"And," continued the previous speaker,
"I don't think that It Is a good thing
to have a bounty on crows, for they sel
dom destroy game birds. I think crows
search for other articles of food:"
"The crow Is the worst enemy we have.
He destroys lots., of game birds," an
nounced a member from Eastern Oregon.
"The crow is the greatest enemy the
ring-necked pheasant has," remarked Mr.
Reeder. "I have repeatedly noticed a
crow finding a pheasant He calls the
other crows, and the next minute they
swoop down on that pheasant, and It's
all off with him. Crows will steal chick
ens, turkeys and young birds still In their
nests. "What are crows good for any
way? The only possible "thing I can
think of is- that they are good for de
"I have seen crows destroy grouse," re-!
marked A. H. Sunderman, of Pilot Rock.
"They have gone after eggs in the nests
of singing birds in our section. The great-
est enemy of the trout, however, is the
kingfisher. I will follow a kingfisher as
far as I am able, to get him. By all
means let us have a bounty on the crow."
"Let us make the bounty 10 cents for
every crow," suggested Justice Kraemer.
The crows' enemies applauded, with Joy.
But in the course of conversation sev
eral speakers thought the state could
not afford the high rate, and as a com
promise the sum of 5 cents was named.
It was recommended that tho Game
Warden have power to Issue a permit
by which persons can take game birds to
any portion of the state for breeding pur
In opening the fight against geese, a
motion was made that the association
recommend that there be no close season
for geese. "The farmers throughout the
state are bitter enemies of the goose,"
declared Dr. Langworthy. "The gooEe
ruins thousands of dollars worth of grain.
We ought to look to the farmers' Inter
ests first, and not to the Interests of
"Geeso are being eliminated very fast"
remarked- Mr. Teal. Then a motion pre
vailed that there should not be any close
season for geese, and other business was
taken upi But the goose question still
DR. B. E. WRIGHT. ' Office hours:
Graduate Iowa State Univ. Sundays. 10 A.
bothered the members, and at the first
chance the previous- motion was reconsid
ered. "Tnls year geese should be given
the same protection under our law? a3
ducks, swans and snipe," pleaded one
"The goose can take care of himself,"
spoke up Dr. Harry McKay. "I am In
favor of making the open season all the
year round. We need have no fear that
the goojpe is going to be exterminated, al
though mighty hunters go after him with
guns." But ultimately a motion pre
vailed by which the goose was placed on
A. H. Sunderman said that a new law
j ought to be enacted prohibiting anyone
I from catching more than 50 trout in any
j one day In Oregon. "The present limit on
j the catch of trout 125 is took hlgh when
( we see dozens of fish lying wasted after
they havo been caught, no good to any
body." President Teal announced In
closing that a smoker will shortly be held
In connection with the association, at
which a number of short papers on the
habits of game might be read and a
social evening spent
HE BID TOO LOW.
Contractor Asks Board of Public
WorkB to Let Him Off.
At the meeting of the Board of Public
Works yesterday. J. R. O'Neill, the low
est responsible bidder for the Improve
ment of East "Washington, East Alder,
East Morrison and Eist Thirty-seventh
streets, asked to be released from his
bid, as the compensation was not equal to
the expense. O'Neill had bid for the en
tire improvement of the streets named,
and he was successful so far as the fills
went. In the cuts Bechel Bros, bid
lower and got the contract The board
did not feel like releasing a contractor
from his bid, and referred the matter to
the engineering committee.
An extension of 30 days was granted to
Smyth & Howard, contractors, for- the
cement sidewalk Improvement on Sixth
street from Taylor to Irving, In which
to complete the work. The request for
an extension was due to unfavorable
weather, which prevented the laying of
Contracts for street Improvements
which were opened it the last meeting
were awarded to the lowest bidder, except
In the O'Neill matter, which was. laid
upon the table awaiting the report of the
An offer of ?50 for the old pavilion
building was received from W. S. White
and A. L. Llewellyn, who agreed to tear
the structure down for the lumber. The
proposition was referred to the Common
Estimates for the month were adopted
as follows: Street cleaning depirtment.
53134 50: City Hall, 5534; City Engineer,
$6225: city crematory, 5548 50; pound de
DAILY METEOROLOGICAL REPORT
PORXLAJJD. Jan. 0. 8 P. M. Maximum
temperature. 53; minimum temperature, 43;
river reading, 11 A. M., 11.0 feet; change ia 24
hours, 1.3 feet; total precipitation, 5 P. M.
to 5 P. M.. 0.00; total precipitation since Sept.
1, 1902.' 24.47 inches; normal precipitation
since Sept. 1, 1902. 20.71 Inches: excess. 3.70
Inches; total cunshlne Jan. 5. 0:00; possible
sunshine- Jan. 5, 8:iSi barometer (reduced to
sea level) at 5 P. il.. 30.21.
The weather continues cloudy and threaten
ing In the North Pacific States, but as yet no
rain or snow of consequence has fallen. It Is
decidedly cooler In British Columbia and in
the Sound country, and the temperatures else
where west of the Rocky Mountains are gen
erally slightly lower than yesterday.
The Indications are for continued cloudy and
threatening weather In this district Wednes
day, with light rain or snow and slightly lower
Forecasts made at Portland for the 23 hours
ending at midnight Wednesday, January 7:
TEri'H EXTRACTED AND FILLED
ABSOLUTELY WITHOUT PAIN by our
late scientific method aplled to the gums.
No sleep-producing agents or cocaine.
These are the only dental parlors in
Portland having PATENTED APPLI
ACh,d and ingredients to extract fill
and apply gold crowns and porcelain
crowns undetectable from natural teettL
and warranted for 10 years, WITHOUT
THE LEAST PAIN. All work done by
GRADUATED ENTISTS of from 12 to 20
years' experience, and each department In
charge of a specialist Give us a call, and
you will find U3 to do exactly a3 we ad
vertise. We will tell you In advance ex
actly what your work will cost by a
Set of Teeth $5.00
Goid Filling $1.00
Gold Crown $5.00
Silver Filling ' $ .50
In our GOLu CROWNS and BRIDGE
WORK, of which we are making a SPE
CIALTY, the most BEAUTIFUL. PAIN
LESS AND DURABLE of all dental work
known to the profession, you will find an
example 01 the HIGHEST ARTISTIC AT
TAINMENT, the adaptability of which
to the HYGIENIC conditions of the
mouth iri unquestioned.
New York Dental Parlors
MAIN OFFICE FOURTH AND MORRI
SON STS. PORTLAND.
Branch. 614 First Avenue. Seattle.
S:30 A. M, to 8 P. M.: Sundays. 8:30 A. M.
to 2 P. M.
FROM THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
are sufficiently advanced to take a busi
ness or a shorthand course with us. In
fact, we admit students of any advance
ment Spelling, grammar,, arithmetic,,
penmanship, letter writing, commercial
law. bookkeeping. banking, business
forms, shorthand, typewriting, eta,
are taught Open all the year; students
admitted at any time; catalogue free.
PORTLAND BUSINESS COLLEGE
PARK AXD WASHINGTON
A. P. ARMSTRONG. LL.B., PRINCIPAL
Rock Springs Range Coal
For cookstove and small beaters tln
cleanest and beat ?S.50 per ton.
BOTH PHONES. VULCAN COAL CO.
Had way's Ready Rallef Is a cure for every pain,
tMotbfccha. netdxeae. acuralglx. rheomatbUB.
You use your teeth several times every day of your life,
and your health denends on the thorouchnpss' with
"they perform thelr work. Why, then, do you neglect
them? If you suffer the slightest pain or notice any de
cay in any of your teeth, have them attended to at once.
We guarantee the highest class of work without Inflicting
DR. B. E. WRIGHT'S gPSce
Washington, Cor. Seventh
S A. M. to 5 P. M.; evenings. 7:30 to 8:30:
M. to 12 M. Telephone North 219L
Portland and vicinity Cloudy, with light rala
or snow; cooler; northeasterly winds.
Western Oregon Cloudy, with light rain or
snow; cooler In north portion and continued
cool In south portion: northeasterly winds.
Western Washlrgton Light rain or snow;
continued cool; easterly winds.
Eastern Oregon Probably light snow; contln-
i Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho
j Prpbably light snow; cooler,
j Southern Idaho Cloudy and occasionally
j threatening. ;
PACIFIC COAST WEATHER.
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EDWARD A. REALS. Forecast Official.
MARQUAM GRAND THEATER
CALVIN HEILIG. Manager.
Tonight at S:15 o'clock, last performance of
the Big Success.
OF THE HORSE MARINES,"
Written by CLYDE FITCH.
MISS ELIZABETH KENNDY and an Excel
lent Supporting Company.
Prices Entire parquette, $1.50. Entire par
quette circle, $1. Balcony, first 3 rows. ?1;
second 3 rows. 73c; last G rows. 50c. Gallery,
35c and 2Tic. Seats are now selling.
Tonight j and every night this week at 8:15.
usual Matinee Saturday.
John Crittenden Webb's Great Comedy-Drama,
A beautiful story of unusual force. Interpreted
by a clever company of players. Hear the vil
N. B. Every piece .of scenery used In this
production Is carried "by the company.
Prices Evening. 25c and 50c; Matinee, 23c to
any part of house, children 10c. Next week
Miss Fannie Curtis In "Down by the Sea."
THE -BAKER THEATER
GEORGE L. BAKER, Manager.
Phones: Oregon North 1076; Columbia, 506.
Two or the largest crowds or the season yes
terday. Tonight and every night this week",
with matinee Saturday, Augustus Thomas
beautirul Southern play,
Presented In a perfect manner, by the Neill
Stock Company. Hear the -Alabama Colored
Quartet. Beautiful scenery and electrical ef
fects. The Baker prices never change. Next
week, starting Sunday matinee. "The Little
MARQUAM GRAND THEATER
CALVIN HEILIG, Manager.
Thursday and Friday nights, January S and 9,
Klrke La Shelle oresents
THE DELIGHTFUL COMIC OPERA.
One of the best attractions the Marauam
offered last season. Book by Klrke La Shelle,
music by. Julian. Edwarda " ., ,
Prices Lower floor, exce'pflasl JTrows. $1.50;
last 3 rows, 51. Balcony, first 3 rows. 51; sec
ond 3 cows, 75c; last G rows. 50c. Gallery, 35c
and 25c. Seats are now selling for both per
formances. AUCTION SALES TODAY.
By the Ford-Wilson Auction Co.. at 182 1st
St.. at 10 A. M. Wilson & Ford, auctioneer.
At Baker's auction rooms, cor. Alder and
Park sts. Sale at 2 P. M. Geo. Baker & Co.,
THE OREGON LIQUOR DEALERS' PRO
TECTIVE ASSOCIATION Will hold Its annual
meeting Wednesday, January 7. 2 P. M.. at
Red Men's Hall, corner Second and Taylor.
Election of officers and other Important busi
ness will come up before the meeting. Mem
bers do not fall to be present. By order of
President. S. A. ARATA.
D. GERMANUS. Secretary.
DEMOCRATS. ATTENTION I All Democrats
are Invited to attend an Informal smoker on
Jackson day, Thursday. Jan. 8, at 8 P. M.. In
Foresters' Hair (formerly Hibernian) Hall, 6th
and Washington sts. Don't fall to attend.
D. J. BEAKBY. Chairman of Com.
PORTLAND LODGE. NO. 55. A,
F. & A. M. Special communication
this CWednesday) evening at 7:30
o'clock. Work In F. C. degree. By
order of W. M.
L W. PRATT. Sec.
WASHINGTON LODGE. NO. 46, A.
F. & A. M. Stated communication
this (Wednesday) evening at 7:30
o'clock. Masonic Hall. Burkhard
building. Work In M. M. degree.
All M. M. cordially Invited. By order of tho
W. M. J- H. RICHMOND, Sec
Regular mcfetlng this (Wednesday) evening at
8 o'clock. Installation of officers. Visitors
welcome. ' M. OSVOLD. Sec
MULTNOMAH ENGINE CO. BENEVOLENT
ASSOCIATION. Regular annual meeting will
be held at City Hall Thursday evening. Jan. 8.
at 8 o'clock. All members are warned to ba
present. RUSS E. CHAMBERLAIN, Sec.
J. P. FINLEY & SO'S. ProtrrexnlTa
Funeral Directors and Einbalmers,
cor. 3d and Madlion atrect. Com
petent lndy ttss't. Both phones No. 9.
EDWARD HOLMAN, Undertaker.
4th and Yamhill ata. Rena Stlaaoa,
lady aaalatant. Both phones No. SOT.
On unproved city and. farm property.
K. L.IV1JNUS3TUME. 224 Stark St.
Portland Homebuilding Co.
Builds bome3 only at University Park. You.
select a lot 50x100. andVjpay down ?5 and pay
$5 monthly till your turn comes to get a
hoist after which you pay $5 monthly and 5
per cent simple annual Interest on what you
owe. Each principal payment reduces the In
terest accordingly. Each home costs 1000 In
cluding $200 for the lot. Contracts are Issued
In series of 100. When there Is paid to the
company 51O0O by all the members. They are
called together to determine whoshall get tho
money with which to build a home. The one
who gets the money pays to the others 5 per
cent interest pn the amount ach" has paid of
the S1000 loaned, therefore each member gets
5 per cent Interest on his money until he be
comes a borrower himself. Each member also
gets the Increase In the value of his lots from
the day he pays down his first 55. For further
particulars can on or address
FRANCIS I. M'KENNA, Agent.
131 6th st, Marquam bldg., Portland. Or.
100x100, ONLY FOUR
-BLOCKS FROM HO
David S. Stearns I
249 Washington Street