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THE MORNING' OREGONIAtf,. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1903.
FIGHTERS IN GOOD FORM
BETTING IS EVEX OX sniLL-niLEY
Bath PtikIIUU Claim That They Will
"Win, and It Seemn Hard to
rick a "Winner.
The way orders for seats for the Nelll
Rlley boxing contest are pouring in has
surprised the most sanguine expectations
of the local managers and they are taking
every precaution to have ample seating
capacity for ull who care to attend. The
little knocks sent over from Seattle have
not had the desired effect, as the local
admirers of the manly art have too much
confidence in Day and Grant to pay at
tention of the soreheads on Puget Sound,
who wished the contest to tike place
Nelll and Riley have trained to the min
ute. Both are at the required weight
and will enter the ring at the Exposi
tion building fit to put up the banner
contest of their careers, whether it be a
winning or losing one.
Riley was seen at his quarters yester
day, after coming In from a ten-mllo
spin. He was covered with perspiration
and the statement mado by him that he
was two pounds lighter than when he
started out was borne out by his appear
ance. Ills superb condition was noted by
those present and brought remarks of
approbation. "He is hard as nails," was
one of them, and "Fast as chain light
ning," was added by a man who hid seen
him work In the gymnasium Saturday af
ternoon. That the abovo remarks fitly
describe his condition cannot be gain
said. This, added to youth and strength.
Justifies the opinion that he will undoubt
edly give Nelll the hirdest and best rub
ever seen In the local arena. If he docs
Nelll is not working very hard In the
gymnasium, but takes to the road early
every morning. He says: "Road work Is
all I need to build up my strength. I
have found nothing better for that pur
pose and will stick to It. I hive boxed
but twice since my arrival in Portland,
as I have come to the conclusion that
there Is nothing left for me to learn
about It. I have fought all of the best
men In the world In my class with the
exception of Tommy Ryan and walcott.
as my record will show, and have profited
by the experience gained. Therefore, I
cannot see why some of the so-called
wise ones talk of making Riley a favorite
over me. I assure you I will beat him.
I took Mr. Riley's meisure in our last
contest and "will win from him.
Kid Calms feels badly over the state
ment made by Riley that the Nelll combi
nation would be a sick looking lot on its
return to California, and says: If Jimmy
Riley will consent there need be no loser's
end to our purse In the preliminary. I will
be only too glad to box. him winner take
Ross and Sayer. who appear In the ten
.round preliminary, are In fine fettle and
will put up a fast and interesting bout.
The betting on the contest has become
quite brisk. Even money rules and the
adherents of both men are backing their
THE LIGHTWEIGHT MATCH.
Local Managers Did "Well "When They
Obtnlned Brltt and O'Keefe,
Fred T. Merrill, who has Just returned
from an extended trip to the East, says
he saw a number of boxing matches while
he was" gone, but that they were not up. to
the standard be expected.
"While In Chicago and Philadelphia," he
said yesterday, "I took time to visit some
of their best boxing shows, and I assure
you that I saw but one contest that
equaled In any way those given by the
Portland Pastime Club. I think that the
local managers should be congratulated
In 'getting the Britt-O'Keefe match, as the
latter Is considered In Chicago as the
coming lightweight champion."
The articles of agreement for the Brltt
O'Keefe fight, which will take place here
on March 9, were signed In San Francisco
Saturday afternoon. O'Keefe Is expected
to leave San Francisco for Portland this
evening, accompanied by his manager.
Hart, of Chicago. Speaking of the two
men. George Slier says:
"When Jimmy Brltt defeated Frank
Erne and drew the color line on Joe
Gans It was thought he. would grow
stale .for the want of something to do In
the walloping business. Recently, how
ever, he has been besieged with chal
lenges. The first fling taken at him was
by 'Kid' Parker, at one time a champion
possibility, but at present has been.'
Following In rapid succession came chal
lenges from 'Young Corbett, Jack
O'Keefe and Benny Yanger.
"Corbett's proposition was to fight at
128 pounds, welgk In at 6 o'clock, or 130
pounds ringside, weights which were con
sidered too light by Jimmy. O Keefe ot
tered to take him at any weight, and
1 anger named 128 at 3 o clock or 130 ring'
side, or the same conditions Brltt agreed
Jimmy, It seems, wants to get a whack
ways had charge of the training of the
track men, has decided that he win not
be able this year to look after the boys,
as his duties In his department have been
greatly Increased. For the last three
years the professor has been noted for the
large number of fast men he has developed
In the 100-yard dash, the 210-yard, the 410
yard and the half-mile run. Every old
man will feel exceptionally sorry to see
Professor van der Vere give up the work.
The man who stands next In favor Is J.
C. Knight, who coached so successfully
last season's football team. Mr. Knight
is an all-round athlete, and If he is en
gaged an agreement will be made to se
cure his services for both baseball and
With rowing, little will be done, as the
'varsity is not in a financial condition to
begin the sport this Spring. In this di
vision of athletics Knight has his best
recommendations and best records. It is
the sincere hope of every one that by the
coming year the university will be able
to take up this truest of sports.
Roseburg and Eugene High Schools for a
competltvc debate. Managers Dixon, of
Roseburg, and Evans, of Eugene, having
made final details yesterday. The debate,
according to agreement, will be held In
THE INCREASE OF HUMUS
PROSPECTS AUG BRIGHT.
"WnnhlnKton Agricultural College
Will Hnvr "Wlnnlnn Track Tenm.
WASHINGTON AGRICULTURAL. COL
LEGE. Pullman. Feb. 8. (Special.)
Active training has commenced, at the
Washington Agricultural College, for
baseball and track events.
Captain Barnard and Coich Lougheed
are ripldly selecting the best material
from the large squad of aspirants out Tor
places on the biseball team. Many mem
bers of last year's team are back, and are
out trying for positions. Miller, last
year s catcher, will be found at his old
position; but for the pitching staff, there
are several new candidates. Among the
likely ones are Wallace. Lasher. Worley
and Parker. The make-up of the Infield la
rather uncertain as yet. except the Initial
bag. which will be held down by Captain
Birnard. For positions In the outfield.
Stuht, Thorpe and Anderson are old
players and are trying hard to get their
The prospects for a -good track team
were never better, nearly 50 men being
hard at work In the gymnasium every
diy. Captain Person has divided the men
Into two divisions, one being made up
of the men tryins-out for field events, the
other consisting of those who are trying
for track work. Among the strong men
In the first group are such likely athletes
as Burke. Lasher. Thomie. Rchorn. Good
win. Proff. Brooks and Captain Person.
Some of the promising candidates In the
running and Jumping events are Godman.
Conglll. Pare. Rosenoff, Maloney, Sopp,
Anderson, Woods, Rodgers, Parker. It Is
proposed this year to secure a meet with
the university of Oregon, and Manager
Turner Is bending every effort to arrange
the nnanclil end of the matter. This year
It Is the tum of the local team to go to
Seattle and meet the team from the Uni
versity of Washington.
Practical Snesestlonii From a Prac
tical Man on the Subject.
PORTLAND, Feb. 5.-To the Editor.)
I would like to say a few things on the
subject of how to Increase the amount
of humus In our Valley soils. In the most
economical manner. First, humus Is a
vegetable carbon, formed In the soil by
the growth and decay of plants, and every
fertile soil is found to posess a large
quantity of It Constant cropping our
Valley soil to grain without rotation or
other crops has greatly reduced Its humus
and consequently reduced the ability of
the soli to return to the agriculturist so
great a grain crop as It used to 20 or 30
years ago. How shall we best reproduce
this humus in the soil? Is the idea your
writer would like to present to your
readers. Humus is not a plant food It
self. It Is a retainer of the essentials
for plant growth, such as moisture, nitro
gen, etc, and it Is destroyed by oxida
tion and exposure to the sun's rays.
Hence it requires to be reproduced by the
successful farmer. I find It Is a great close of the century since the completion
niG STAKES AT BRIGHTOX.
970,000 In Premium Lint for the
Meeting In AuRufit.
NEW YORK. Feb. 8.-C. A. McCuIly,
secretary of the New York Trotting Asso
ciation, announces the stakes for the
grand circuit meeting at Brighton Beach
next August. There are five stakes val
ued at $13,000, the largest amount ever
offered at any one meeting for light har
The richest prize Is the Bonner Memo
rial, for 2:12 trotters, which has a guar
anteed value of $20,000, double the amount
given last year. The Brighton, for 2:10
pacers, is also Increased to twice its
amount in 1902, and is now worth J10.000.
Three other purses for 2:20 trotters, 2:20
pacers and Z:Z5 class, open to 4-year-old
trotters, are fixed at tfOOO each. Entries
for these five contests will close on March
7. Some 13 other classes will be arranged
later, bringing the total premium list to
ajr. least J70.000. All these early closing
races are on the Brighton Beach- plan of
sending nonwlnners to the stable after
three heats. The events probably will
be best two In three beats.
Commission on California Races
Accepted. Portland Club Cafe. 130 Fifth
street. Direct from the tracks.
Pitcher Thatcher, who has been signed
by Manager Vlgneux from the New York
State league., arrived In Portland yester-
any irom Lancaster, Pa. Thatcher Is a
stalking slx-fdotcr. weighing about 200
pounds, and promises to be one of the
Portland Coast team's best men. Mana
ger Vlgneux says he will undoubtedly
come up to an expectations, and that he
was one of the best players on the Illon.
N. Y., team, where he played last season.
Concerning the signing of Fred Weed.
me cracK nrst Dascman of the 1902 Port.
land team, .the Cleveland Plain Dealer
rays: "Weed, the outfielder secured by
Armour from the Portland club of the Pa
cific Northwest League, evidently has not
oecn scared by the threats of President
Lucas, of that league, that he would be
fined 41000 If he persisted In playing out
side the little North X'esterc organization
during the season of 1S03, as Armour le-
celved a letter yesterday from Weed say.
ing that he would surely report at New
urieans on time.
me oaie 01 reporting, saying that he did
his proposition to fight at 12S pounds.
weigh in at 6 o'clock; The conquerer of
McGovern, however, thought better of his
proposition and positively refused to have
any nstic dealings wun iintt. u Keefe
and Yanger were ready to talk business
with Jimmy and word was received on
Friday by O'Keefe's manager, Sig Hart,
that Harry corbett had arranged a meet
lng between Jimmy and Jack, to take
place at Portland, Or., next month.
"Hart and O'Keefe will leave for Port
land tomorrow. In point of science and
ring generalship O'Keefe Is without doubt
the equal to Brltt.'
not want to be late."
ATHLETICS AT A STANDSTILL.
University of "Washington Students
and Faculty Fall to Agree.
UNIVERSITY OF "WASHINGTON. Se
attle, Feb. 8. Special.) Athletic affairs
at the University of Washington are at
a complete standstill. The faculty has
initiated a system for the control of man-
Utah's Tackle Goes to Pennsylvania.
SALT LAKE. Feb. 8.-Joe Zililiran. the
big tackle of the University of Utah foot
ball eleven, and regarded as one of the
fastest men that ever played in the West.
left last night for Philadelphia, where
he will take up a four-year course of study
ai me university or Pennsylvania. ZI11I
gan will try for a. position on the Pennsyl
vania varsity eleven. ZUIlgan s work
last season attracted much attention, and
local Pennsylvania alumni have been cor
responding for some time with the view to
having mm enter the Eastern Institution.
Boxer Broke Ills Thumb,
The spectators of the Multnomah boxlnc
tournament, and the friends of Franlr
Watklns. will be sorry to learn that ho
suffered a fracture of his thumb In the
match on Saturday evening with French.
The fight between these two boxers was
agershlps which, has not altogether met ,n the nshtwelght cla. and lasted three
with the approval of the students. Owing
to the mismanagement by student officers
the faculty decided to take matters In
their own hands to a limited degree, and
they adopted the Idea of a graduate man
ager to have general supervision over all
the dinerent managers of the various
branches of athletics. They also retained
for themselves the power to submit a list
of nominees from which the students must
That all athletics should be under one
head readily met with the sanction from
the 'varsity association, but as to the
list submitted there has been much com
plaint, for only one name was handed
In that of the present football manager.
William T. Laube. As to the person
ality of the candidate, the students have
no objections, and had the election been
left open to their association he would
have undoubtedly been their unanimous
choice. That the faculty, however, should
dictate to the student body whom they
should select has met with much opposi
tion from many students.
The students eay that unless the ac
tion of their governing body should be re
voked they will refuse to take up athletics,
while on the other hand the faculty
stands determined to call off all athletic
contests unless Its regulations are fol
A compromise, will likely be affected
some time during the coming week.
Laube and a number-of men who are close
ly associated with athletics Intend -to do
everything within their power, so that a
definite understanding may be reached
which will be satisfactory to both parties.
The possibilities for success on the
track and on the baseball diamond were
never brighter than at the present, and
If the existing difficulty is overcome the
university will go after the champion.
ship of the Spring sports full of hope.
Professor Van der Vere, who has al-
rounds. At the end, French was declared
the winner, and Watklns was In such bad
condition that he withdrew from a match
in the welterweight class. After the
evenlng'e entertainment. It was found that
he uad broken his thumb.
Association Circuit Xot Decided.
CHICAGO, Feb. S. The American As-
soclatlon owners, after a session, of sev
eral hours today, finally adjourned until
tomorrow, witcout reaching any decision
regarding the question of circuit. Ac.
cording to President Hlckey the Invasion
of. Chicago was not discussed today. It
can be said on cooa auuionty that, bar
ring unexpected developments, the circuit
will remain the same as It was last season.
CorvnIIU Defeats MeMlnnville.
OREGON AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE
Corvallls, Feb. 8. (Special.) In a basket.
ball game played here last evening, the
team from the Oregon Agricultural Col
lege defeated the team from McMInnville
College by a score of 30 to 4.
Instructor May Gs to "Wisconsin
SALT LAKE. Feb. 8. Harvey Holmes.
Instructor of athletics at the University
of Uath. has been offered complete charge
of college athletics at the University of
"Wisconsin for the Summer term.
TALKS LEWIS AND CLARK
DESCENDANT OF THE EXPLORER
SPEAKS OF 1003 FAIR.
This Centennial Exposition Enter
prise In Xorr Attracting At-,
tentlon In the East.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, "Wash
ington, Feb. 4. The Lewis and Clark Ex
position is fast coming to the notice of the
people of the East, and one of Its most
earnest advocates and most successful ad
vertisers resides here In Washington. At
his instance the Washington Post recent
ly printed the following story regarding
the 1905 Exposition and relative topics:
Tho expositions which are being
planned for SL Louis in 1504 and In
Portland In 1505 have awakened Inter
est In the families of the Nation's two
great expansionists. Captain Meriwether
Lewis, and Captain "William Clark, who,
with a party of 43, were the first white
men to cross the Rocky Mountains and
reach tho Pacific Coast.
Qt the many thousands of people who
find pride In the events attending the
known country. They passed the head
waters of the Missouri and then started
directly west over the continental divide.
The traditions of the expedition say that
the men were many times reduced to the
verge of starvation.- and when they
reached the mouth of the Columbia River
their moccasins and clothes were torn to
tatters, their ammunition exhausted, and
nearly every member of the party almost
disabled from the hardships of the trip.
Major Clark, the grandson of Captain
Clark, has had peculiar honors heaped
upon him. He Is the eldest son of the
eldest son. and a hereditary descendant of
an officer Of the Revolutionary War, so
that he Is entitled to be a member of one
of the Cincinnati and Aztec .societies. For
several years he was one of the members
of the Board of Surveys. Collectors and
Appraisers at the port of New York, ami
Is now being prominently mentioned for a
Government appointment tb work of the
same character In New York.
FEAST OF THE ROBINS.
An Annual Ilnnimet With All Acces
sories Graphically Described.
PORTLAND, Feb. 7. To the Editor.)
Perhaps one of the most Interesting,
harmonious and largely attended bin
quets of its kind ever witnessed in Port
land was held on Sunday last on the resi
dence grounds of the late Judge Whalley.
The weather, though crisp and chilly, did
not deter tho arriving of guests as early
OFFICERS OF THE CHINESE YOUNG PEOPLE'S ASSOCIATION
The Chinese Young People's Association was recently organized, and last week held Its first public entertainment. The
photograph shows tbe officers. In the top row reading from right to left are: Lee Hong, second secretary; Chan Quong. vice
president; Chan Hong, second treasurer. In the lower row are: James Kan, secretary-treasurer; and C. P. Uule, president.
bird could get Its vest outside of such
quintlties of food in so short a time.
Observing as we did these happy creat
ures from 7 A. M. till after sundown,
ample time was given wherein to note
their queer operations. After eating sev
eral berries they would fly to the neigh
boring trees seemingly to rest and give
a little time for digestion. But soon
back they came to the tempting red fruit
apparently as hungry as ever. The trees
bearing the berries are fully 20 feet high,
with wide, spreading branches, a mass of
red In the morning, but were stripped of
their fruit at the close of the day.
Certainly every member of the robin
family within the city limits was present
at this festival, and If any were over
looked (n first Invitations, messengers
were dispatched to bring the forgotten
ones to the feast. To see S00 or more
robins gathered upon the trees of a single
block. Is a sight well worth witnessing,
and Is lirgely due to the efforts of the
Human Society in protecting the birds of
our city and state. Without birds Insects
would soon destroy all fruit and veg
etable products of the earth. Few per
sons care for birds or tho brute creatures
which contribute so lirgely to man's com
forts and needs, and simply because they
fail to study their' habits and usefulness.
The robins In Portland ore a source of
enjoyment to all lovers of birds. As
Spring Is now approaching our lawns will
soon be covered with these welcome mes
sengers, and children should be encour
aged In treating them kindly, which will
be fully repaid with many a sweet song.
W. G. SHANAHAN,
Cor. Sec Oregon Humane Society. ,
Our Present Co-operative Piano
Club Is Nearly Complete
But Ten More of Our Very
Choicest Pianos Remain and
But Nineteen of the Regular
The ChlcnKO nt Xaples.
NAPLES, Feb. S. Rear-Admiral Crown
inshield, aboard his flagship, the cruiser
Chicago, arrived here today from Algiers.
He will proceed to Alexandria and return
here later. It Is reported that he will be
back here for the gathering of the Italian
and Russian fleets on the occasion of the
Czar's coming vloit.
AT TUB HOTELS.
loss to apply farmyard manure to fallow
lands that are poor In humus, and by ex
periment I have found that the only safe
way to apply It is on a grass sod. Then
the infiltration of its contents by the rains
stimulates the growth of root fibers, even
when the temperature and season Is not
favorable to top growth. This greatly
increases the humus, and at the same
time makes a very safe filter to hold the
valuable part of the manure, and the re
sult Is a great Increase of crop.
I find the best way to do Is to haul
all. the fertilizers from the stables direct
to the grass sod and spread at once, as
by this method the formation of humus
Is going on continually, but of course the
supply of farmyard manure Is so limited
that this will only answer for a compara
tively small amount of land. The next
best method that I know of to replenish
humus 'Is by the use of clovers and the
vetch, but In doing this a very necessary
factor Is gypsum, or land plaster. Of the
part that land plaster takes as a fertil
izer none of the scientists agree, and
none of their theories seem to stand criti
cism. Baron Lieblg showed by experi
ment that the sulphuric acid of the gyp
sum became resolved into sulphate of
ammonia and the lime became carbonate
of lime by the action of air and rain
water, and, although the sulphate of am
monia Is a very good fertilizer, both to
grains and grasses, yet by actual experi
ment gypsum has no beneficial effect on
grains. Its beneficial action seems to be
confined to plants that possess bacteria
germs that have been proved by our Ex
periment Stations to possess the power
of feeding on atmospheric nitrogen, such
as clover, satnforn. vetches and potatoes.
We know that by applying from 50 to 100
pounds of land plaster per acre to these
crops In late "Winter or early Spring It
will Increase their yield two and even
threefold, and consequently the amount
of humus will be correspondingly In
creased, and, taking Into consideration
the value of that humus as a retainer of
the nitrogen gathered by those plants,
one can easily see that clover, tares and
land plaster are the mediums whereby our
soils can be brought up to their original
Professor Cyril G. Hopkins, of the Uni
versity of Illinois, says there Is as much
nitrogen exposed to ono square Inch of
the earth's surface as Is contained In one
ton of ordinary farmyard manure, and
the commercial value of nitrogen as a fer.
tlllzer is about 15 cents per pound. I find
tho application of 100 pounds of land
plaster per acre on- my old stump pas
tures during January and February will
bring up a rank growth of native and
white clover, and I am certain by sowing
vetches and land plaster or. our old, worn.
out stump pastures we can bring them
up to the very highest state of fertility
witnout even grubbing and plowing them.
"When this is properly understood we shall
soon fill our Valley soli with humus and
eonsequently Increase our fertility to a
very great degree.
FAVOR WIDENING HIGHWAY
Rlckreall Wins nt Mcillnnyllle.
M-'MINNVILLE. Or.. Feb. 8. (Special.)
The Rlckreall basket-ball team rolled
up a score of 13 to 6 In a match game
played here last night with the McMInn
ville High School team.
Hlch Schools to Debate.
EUGENE. Or., Feb. 8. (Special.) Ar
rangements have been made between the
Will Connect Columbia Slonrjli, Base
Line, Section, Powell and Foster.
On account of the unfinished condition
of Union Church, East Mount Tabor, the
mad meeting, which Was to have been
held there Saturday night, was postponed.
However, E. N. Stevens, of the commit
tee, says that good progress is being made
for the widening of the county cross
road to a uniform width of 60 feet be
tween the Section and Columbia Slough
roads. Between the Section and the Base
Line roads, he says, all the property
owners except two have signed a petition
for the widening. They will have to give
about 20 feet from their yards to permit
The movement now Is to open the cross.
road through to the Columbia Slouch.
which will make It over three mllctj long.
and make It one of the most Important
inorougniares in tne county, it Intersects
the Columbia Slough, the Barr, Base
Line. Section, Powell, Foster, and makes
connection with the Oregon City road.
Another Important feature of this move
ment la that this road will touch the fac
tory spur from the main line of the O. R.
& N. where It Intersects the Barr road.
The spur was secured and a strip 1300x100
was donated for it. In the hope that fac
tories might be Induced to locate on the
land adjoining. Of course It would be
necessary to have connection with all the
icounty roads at the spur, and If the. cross
road be widened and improved as desired,
there will be a connection.
of the historic expedition, none feels- a
keener interest than Major "William Han
cock Clark, the eldest "son of the eldest
son of Captain William Clark, who is now
temporarily residing at 1G0C K street, in
this. city. Major Clark has devoted him
self to a study of the exploration of Lewis
and Clark and the Incidents which led
up to their overland trip to the Pacific
Coast, and has given to historians of re
cent days much Information which had
been carefully guarded In the family
Unless something unforeseen interferes.
President Roosevelt and Major Clark will
have an Important part In the opening of
the Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposi
tion at Portland in 190a. Harvey W.
Scott, vice-president of the Exposition.
was in Washington recently, and secured
promises from both the President and
Major Clark that they would attend and
participate. If not unavoidably prevented
"from doing so.
Resrrets Lack of Records.
I regard It as lamentable," said Major
Clark, to a reporter for the Post, "that
comparatively little was recorded of the
Lewis and Clark expedition. Two years
ago Mrs. Eva Emery Dye. the Oregon
historian. . called upon me at Detroit, in
her search for Information regarding the
expedition, and she related to me some
humorous experiences. At Boston she
was unable to find anything beyond the
Government reports: She was taken to
the Washington elm, Longfellow s house,
the galleries of art, and graveyards of
Revolutionary heroes, the old tombs of
the Franklins and John Hancock, and
Otis and Adams, and Paul Revere, and
even to the lowly mound of Mother
Goose, but nobody knew anything about
Lewis and Clark.
Mrs. Dye went to Philadelphia and
called at the office of the Historical So
ciety and found that the librarian In
charge had never heard of Lewis and
Clark, and another officer said that there
must be some mistake, as there were no
documents In Philadelphia bearing upon a
Lewis and Clark expedition. At Inde
pendence Hall the curator knew nothing
of Lewis and Clark or of the existence of
Journals of the expedition. Going over to
the rooms of the American Philosophical
Society.- she made another effort. The
secretary of the society said the Journals
were In the archives, but Insisted that
they had been locked up for 100 years,
'Tho last man that saw them," the secre
tary said, "and. In my opinion, the only
man that has ever had access to them In
100' years, was Dr. Elliott Coues some
years ago." She failed, however in the
attempt to inspect the journals, the sec
retary Insisting that he could permit the
Investigation only under a special dis
pensation from tho society, given at a
"I consider It very flattering, however.
that people generally are now showing
Interest In the events of those pioneer
days. In the last year or eo several monu
ments have been erected to the two lead
ers of the expedition, and I am just In
formed that a bill has been Introduced
In the Indiana Legislature to provide an
appropriation of $0000 for a statue of
George Rogers Clark. Captain Clark's
brother, who led the famous Kaskaskla
march In Illinois, and even marched to
Detroit In his successful operations against
tho British. Tho bill contemplates plac
ing the statue In Statuary Hall at the
Lewis and Clark completed their trip to
tne Pacinc coast on November 7. 1S05,
and. returning, they arrived In St. Louis
September 23, 1SDG. The enterprise was
not inaugurated In the spirit of adven
ture or for gain, but was the result of
careful, deliberate planning and prepara
tion, under the direction of President
Jefferson, with the object of discovering
an overland route to the Western Coast.
They had no authentic maps. No route
was assigned them, and they started out
anticipating Indian savagery and treach
ery. Equipped with mathematical lnstru
ments, arms, ammunition, presents for
the Indians, medicine, and necessary
camp equipage, andf with three small boats
the party set out from St. Louis on May
11, 1S04. They ascended the Missouri
River, encountering various Indian tribes,
holding friendly pow-wows with them,
.giving them presents, and with much dif
ficulty establishing peace with the tribes.
After traveling 1000 miles they made their
camp for the "Winter In tho territory
which Is now North Dakota, remaining
there -414 months.
Endured Jinny Hardships.
In the Spring, after dispatching 14 men
back to St. Louis with documents,
trophies and collections, the diminished
party continued the journey Into tho Un
as 7 A. M., all uniformly and strikingly
clothed, both male and female. In soft,
warm gray Jackets and dark red vests.
The writer, although on uninvited guest,
was permitted to view the remarkable
scene from his window, which looks dut
upon two large hawthorn trees which
were, loaded In profusion with red berries,
and upon these trees the Joyous children
of the air were rapidly assembling. They
came In squids and companies until the
trees on the entire block were covered
.with guests awaiting their turn at the
feast. The first arrivals were promptly
announced by shrill notes from the
throats of these feathery Instruments.
and by 2 o clock fully 500 banqueters had
arrived and joined In the sumptuous feast.
Short Impromptu speeches. Interspersed
wlth4Ittle ditties, enlivened the scene, yet
the sole purpose of the banquet was to
eat, eat, cat. And eat they did. The
fruit was equal In size to a cranberry, and
when grasped In the mouths of these
hundreds of robins extended their bills
like a pair of open scissors, and In their
efforts to crush the berries presented a
laughable sight. Wo have attended clim-
bakes where ono's capacity astonished
one's self, and have heiril of the German
and his 30 or 40 glasses of beer at a sit
ting, but for rapacity and capiclty of ap
petite, Robin Redbreast takes the cake.
It seemed Incredible that so small a
A A Jacob & w. X Y
II A Munson. San P
C E De Camp & w.
C S Jones. Phlla
N Gilpin. X T
1-. L, Howe, fjngo
II Gotzlan. St Paul
W M O'Donnell. do
Max Woir. Cincinnati
Don McKay, Denver
E T Smith, Chso
E V Welles, do
L C Pond. Denver
T Thownore, Phlla
W II Crowell. san r
T H Sherwood. N T
II S HoEan. San F.
W 3 Garrett, do
Lt Mysotbus & w,
W D Gray. Milwaukee
E Stoddard, ban
V Head. Oakland. Cal
Miss Nina Larowe. city
II II Dearborn. Seattle
G A Brooke, do
S Davis. Seattle
Sam Tnoll. San F
D H llrown. Chgo
T E Gerlich. Clnclni
T T Wyman & w.
It D Talcott. Wash-
tncton. D C
C A Cohin. Chgo
W P Sherwood. St P
Cathrlne Countlss. city
uis urooKs. do
G K Went worth. Jr. do
A ti uaiiey. Seattle
N C ltlchards. Sumpter
Mlra m lirant. city
llessle Bron. do
Phil Howe. San F
E Jaeieer & w. city
W M Terrr. Salt Lake
j X Hicnaros. ao
It w Hotrman. X x
C D Williams. Buffalo
A B Clark 4 w. What
com A II Mltciell & w,
Al Bollock. San F
J R .Welty. Chehalla
A J Shanks, city
F A Mead. La Grande
H O Welkin. McMlnnv
w II McMahan. Cor
H L Ilautz. city
T G Bllgh. Vancouver
Dr E S Dudley, Pen
dleton C H Marvin. Seattle
J A Gelsendoffer, The
S F Foute. Hood River
Mrs Foute. do
Mrs T G Kelly. Spokan
-Mr s uaymond. do
C H Porter, do
E C Wlsmore. Monmthi
- smith. MUwkee
J II Lavenson. S F
II n Swltter. Eureka
B W Hughe. La Gran
J r. Miller, bumpter
A Vathy!a"ke. Boston
H E Barton. Cheyenne
MIfs C Z Green. Vane
J T Christian. S F.
J A Mills. Pomeroy
J Meyer. Chicago
Mrs Meyer, do
Mrs J K Paradise,
Master Paradise, do
C II Springer, Phlla
A U Howard, Detroit
N C McLeod. Elgin
Mrs McLeod, do
S G Dorrls, Blckleton
J N Hart. Dallas
Frank Brown, J Tamh
D N McMillan. S F
F T Hurlburt. Arllngtn
T ti wuson. lone
Mrs wuson. do
F Chandler. Hood Rvr
W T Pond, do
C L Gilbert, do
C M Shelton. Goldendal
L. u Baker, do
Carl Fetters, Mora
C C Matlock. Eugene
II c uryson. w w
William Rolles. Eugen
u 11 weicn, Astoria
S II Millet, do
J W Condon. Dalles
F It Newton. Mnls
D C Bowman. Los Anl
IA J H
ro a r
Our nlano sales have been booming since
we announced our intention to Include 2o
of our choicest pianos In our new cc
onerntlve club. This club offer was origi
nally made lor the purpose of reducing our
neavy siock somewnat. out me aemanu
for our high-grade pianos virtually com
pelled our placing tnem also In the club,
as our stock of them would not warrant f
a separate club of one hundred. Fifteen.
of these best and finest finished pianos ore
already gone to say nothing of the largo
numocr 01 the original clua line so mat
we now have remaining only 10 of tho
specially admitted ones, ana 19 of the
regular line. This means our club must
close soon. "We positively cannot aftord
to sell any more than ICO pianos at this
price, and upon the exceedingly slow
payments granted to membsrs of our co
operative ciut. or these nrst-mentionea
pianos there Is but one Weber, two Chlck
erings, four Klraballs, one Bush & Gerts
and two Lesters, which we will sell at
wholesale In the club. Payments. 53 to
.j down and XI to $15 a month, according
to make. In addition tho regular club
line tlll continue to be sold for H.67, J1SS
and 1237; terms. fS down and SO a month.
These latter pianos cannot be too highly
recommended, xo possess one 01 mem. is
to have In your house an Instrument that
Is thoroughly reliable, and having a re
markably sweet, fine and lasting tone. In
case finish they are the most popular
styles of hardwood. Prospective buyers
are given every opportunity to examine,
these pianos and acquaint themselves with.
the thorougnness 01 men- mane unu mo
excellence of the materials entering Into
their construction. Every Instrument is
fully guaranteed by us. as well as by tho
factory: but. should lt fall for any reason,
to give satisiaciion. we wyi cuoaiuiu
nirA it Ka.t mftinrt tha monev nald.
This week will terminate this remarkable
value-giving sale. Those desiring to join
should communicate wun us ujiv;c.
Eilers Piano House, the largest and lead-
. . . 1 n n . W.ahlnir.
mg piano nouse on uie viui..
ton street, corner Parle, Portland, or.
Other flourishing stores San Francisco,
Spokane and Sacramento.
J L Swartz. Sumpter
Mrs swartz. do
R II Flely. S F
Mrs Otto Hellborn.
F A Megrath, St Paul
V O Itamhart. Taco
John Erlckson. Astoria
C W Cottam. S F
Samuel White. Baker
C E Cochran, Union
T H Crawford- do
J D Slater. La Grande
J II Fee, Jonn Day
Alice Martin, Carole
J L Rand. Baker City
w w Travimon. ao
R Alexander. Penaietn
J W Williams. Seattle
IV A Maxwell. Union
M P Gordon. Kamloop
Mrs Gordon, do
J Edred. Kelso
Mrs Edred. do
A S Shockley. Baker
Joe Stoddard, do
R B Talbott. W D
C L Mackenzie, Colfax
Mrs Mackenzie, do
L B Clough. Vancouvr
F A Seufert. Dalles
J Rannells & fam.
G W Johnson, do
L N Blowers. Hood IW
M P Isenberr, do
M H Isenberc. do
Chas A Gray, Salem,
Mrs Gray, 00
Geo AV Gray, do
D S K Benlck, Rosebrg
II E Cross, Oregon Jiy
W L Roble. Astoria,
C J Curtis, do
J M Both. Rainier
II M smith, Astoria,
Hotel Drnnswlck, Seattle.
European plan, popular rates. Modern
Improvements. Business center. -Near
Tncomn. Hotel. Tncomn.
American plan. Rates. J3 and up.
Hotel Donnelly, Tacoma.
First-class restaurant In connection.
Rnlnler Grand Hotel, Seattle.
European plan. Finest cafe on Coast
Hdqra. naval, military and traveling men.
Rooms en suite and single. Free shower
baths. Rates. up. H. P. Dunbar, prop.
the soap for fair,
white hands, bright
soft, ..healthful skin.
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