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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1903.
NEWS IN BRIEF
Room Mam 667
Editor - Slain 638
Ward's Ills illntrel uomjian).
something over a week ago by
West Logging Company, of Ta
na were lanaea irom me iwai
I 11. Ul'IIIH IM.aUV a
c nt th month nf a ravine, iust
rn. 11 ivhh Ti'iMHitsi uy duuic
engines being landed that toe
a. t .n .lw.e
a sawmill there, TMf however.
the case. The company owns a
nil ji iiiauui au iit
Cape Horn, and the engines have
ni from th Columbia over a dl-
had hauled themselves safclv over
ujii uiv wiumuw. a lie miiu vii
toward the Washougal Is licav-
)tneu, uui iiiu ran uwi il
and the tibcr 13 now to be cut
of dry Hmbs" on the Waahougal
I n,isi mp finn-n thflt river.
of Piedmont, Woodlawn. Penln-
t.... I TI 1 . ..alii ,. ..
U llUftllV I H ! n .111 BLlll L llllJJUi
ree cellverv of mall matter, w itn-
the city. They know they are
y oo not Bet it. it is not tnc jaun
RRipr rnasmar wnn nils 1 1 i m 1 1-
that they be admitted to the free
district and that Fulton be taken
nt TnW nnd Mnntnvlllft. nnd hft
J. W. Irwin, assistant superln
of the free delivery system of
ted States, with headnunrters at
raenioned be admitted. lie can
ine oracr. xne aenartmeni was
Portland Height and Wlilam-
irnT r rranltwl 1 1 r rnnrw IT
diuuu uiai. districts aire ttiitruiiru
graded and Improved streets and
before letter-carriers are ap-
for them, but this Is not always
upon. If the people keep on agi-
GTH UECOUIXQ VALUABLE. 1
carry a tooth or two crown by
egged elk as a charm or badge.
A newly initiated member of
or i.iKB was inauinnir the price
teeth a day or "two ago. He
-.1 1 inti nnrn npnpnnPfi Tinnn inn
Borne imitation teeth Have been
celluloid, hundred of genuine
rnnnil nr n iatp pr'd mnnv tpofrt
The teeth most highly valued
tar till they are quite yellow. The
which $10 was asked had several
bands of yellow and white. It
xniv iifiiiiikmi ii i in iiiiiti;. mi in
nil on nlrl nno nt thnt Tt wna n
niu Rnprampn. Ann run iikpiv in
cated. The hunter who kills an
is likely to receive more for the
an lor the carcass.
Weather Hoped Fort. The
nr inp nprrpr in inp nrpninpr
turday last has been so marked
Winter is so far advanced that
KM Llltl k 1UC .Ilk,., n IlLE I
disagreeable weather for the eea-
reached Saturday. While that
btless the very worst dav of the
so far, with the ground really
with snow for a while nnd skim
en considered a bad day any-
ero. ana mere was none or the
cold or scarcity of fuel which
inter at the East 93 trying to the
nnri:r iiiiiiriini'ii 1 1 1 nnnn nv
nri ftan hpfp Ttrntt n lAnri nf v.r
abwood whitened with snow be-
while the air was yet raw anc
temperature. This one spectacle
h of that sort of thing to last a
the kind will be ceen this Win
Sickness ijf the ClTT. There is
kness at present than usual in the
the weather, such as colds, grip
eumonia. The City Board of
Is obliged to keep two persons
greater part of the time look-
such cases among the Door. The
or the board.. William R. Wal-
lscd annually to meet the ex-
least $6000 should be raised this
the work of the board increases
growth of the city. The sub-
s soon amounted to $3000. but
If It would be a difficult Job to
.air. waipoie is still work-
y in nope mat new contributors
found to contribute the amount
Meat Packers Cokiko. A
win arrive In Portland Tuesday
with an Idea of lookinc over
III ill. ;MiIU11.1llIIIt'llI ni Tt ITIAflT
plant. Such a plant as Is contem-
u w'a ikst. uk it Vi. iu AinU
oast, and would mark the first
en py mis city toward Decomlntr
er of the meat Industry of the
acre is no reason wny l-oriiana
ot be a meat-packlntr center, with
nir an?A or inp mpmp ivoffrt-
bo hoped that the deal now on
1 materialize into a full-fleged
ment, which Vill make a good1
to Portland's payroll.
meeting of Multnomah Alliance.
pwiav evenmc. tPDniaiT ill . nr inn
of I. H. Amos, K3 Hawthorne
Iterary and musical programme
Wants a Cixbk. The
that on March 10 an examlna-
be held in this city for the po-
clerk. Qualified In mechanical and
hical drafting. Persons desiring
of the board of examiners.
Books bought and cold, Jones
re, 31 Alder street-
Got His Trees Mixed. A resident of
the Nob Hill district, who takes great
Interest In beautifying his lawn, and who
Is a connoUseur In the line of shrubs, some
time ago planted two "monkey-puirle"
trees, and now Is in a puzzle about them.
The tree is nicknamed from the fact that
owing to the peculiarity of Its foliage"
it is impossible for a monkey to climb
It. The man In question ret out two of
these trees of the same size some years
ago. Under one he placed a lot of
manure, and under the other a sack of
oyster shells. One grew with great
rapidity, attaining a height of 11 feet in
a few years, while the other only grew to
nvc feet. Then he purchased a new home
and had these trees removed to IL Their
identity became lost In the shuffle, and
now he docs not know which one had the
shells or which had the manure under It
This will appear a matter of no im
portance to most people, but to the owner
of the treen it Is a vital question. He
Is inclined to believe that his soil lacks
lime, and that the tree wh(ch had the
oyster shells under It grew fartcft. He
has been obliged. In order to settle this
question, to have many analyses made of
his oll, at large expense, and yet does
not know which tree the shells were un
der. It is more of a puzzlie to him than
the trees are to a monkey.
Report a Work or Art. The sixth an
nual report of the Forest, Fish and Game
Commission of the State of New York, for
the year ltOO. Iu without doubt the most
magnificent book of the kind ever pub
lished anywhere, and cannot fall to give
all who sec It an exalted opinion of the
state which sends out such documents.
It contains 31 large pages, beautifully
printed on fine paper, and profusely Il
lustrated, with forest scenes, colored
plates of game birds and fishes, which nre
genuine works of art. Minor articles are
Instructive papers on "Balt-MInnows."
"Fishes and Mollusks of Iake Chautau
qua," "Interesting Game Birds," "Aquatic
Insects of the Saranac Region." etc, all
Illustrated with colored plates. , The
chapters on 'forestry are exhaustive, cover
every detail, and arc profusely illustrated.
In all there are nearly 300 Illustrations,
many full-page and about half of them
In colors, the whole making up such a
work as only the great State of New York
can afford, although the forestry, fishes
and game of Oregon far excel those of
OrrosED to Change in Crrr Jaii-
The recommendation of the Chief of Po
llco that the city Jail be removed from
Its prnsent location to a site between the
City Hail and the County Courthouse Is
not considered favorably by Mayor Will
iams. "In my opinion." said the Mayor
yesterday, "the property now occupied by
the Jail Is the proper site for a Jail. It is
convenient to the district that Is com
monly called the North End, in which
three-fourths of the arrests of the city
are made. The prisoners are Invariably
taken up below Ash street, and It requires
but a short time to bring them to the
Jail If the station were removed to the
Cly Hall and County Courthouse district
there would be no benefit to the officers,
and the wagon would have only longer
trips to make. Anyhow, we do not need
the wagon up this way, for there are 10
arrcHts In the lower end where there Is
one in South Portland."
Houeixss Children. The number of
girls and boys now at the Receiving Home
or the Boys- and Girls' Aid Society Is .
among whom nre two or three girls, aged
from 11 to 13, for whom It is desired to
secure places In families where they can
attend school. There are also several
smaller girls and little boys for whom It
is hoped to obtain places In families' for
WHO STRUCK THE HARDER?
Cnnlile to Decide by Machine, Ttvo
Men round Encb. Other.
After trying their strength on a striking
machine yesterday. Otto Fountain, col
ored, and Mike Reddy quarreled as to
who could strike the harder blow and com
menced to hammer each other's faces to
decide. Both are now In Jail on a charge
of fighting, and Reddy Is minus a large
piece from his right cheek, which the
colored man removed with his teeth.
"I can lick four nlggerc," said Reddy, as
the officer placed him under arrcet, "but
this fellow bit me like a dog."
In one of the North End saloons, a
crowd was gathered about a striking' ma
chine, when the gentleman from Ireland
challenged the strongest man in the crowd
to strike, the loser to pay both nickels.
The negro, who has a reputation as a hard
hitter, accepted the challenge at once and
they both lined up for a content.
"Can't tell nothing by that machine,"
said the African after the burly Irishman
had hurled his weight against the machine
and registered ten pounds higher than his
adversary's lick. "It's all In the way you
hit them. "That's no teet of the strength
of your blow."
"Whatever that machine says is right,"
Insisted the Irishman, strutting proudly
about the raloon and looking defiance at
hie opponent, who had failed to Impart the
necessary strength to win the contest.
Now. Mr. Fountain was not willing to
allow his reputation as a hard hitter to
rest on the whimsical action of a nlckel-ln-the-slot
machine, and Reddy having
won the contest fairly wan not willing to.
admit that the negro could etrtke so
powerful a blow as he. From an argu
ment they were soon In a quarrel and a
moment later were testing the force ot
their blows upon each other's faces. Reddy
was sustaining hla reputation well until
the negro closed In on him and got a, piece
of Reddy's cheek between hl teeth. A
wail of pain arose from the fighter, which
attracted the attention of a passing of
ficer, who. ran In to see what the trouble
might be. Both of the men were taken
In charge and placed where they can test
their strength agalnet a cement wall. Dr.
Zan was called to dress the wound on
Reddy's face and eays that he may have
a distressing time of It before he Is
ARE NOT INTERESTED.
Residents of Sellwooil Seem Apathe
tic About Ferry.
The following letter pas recelvea yester
day by Frank Hacheney, one of the most
earnest promoters of the South Portland
Scllwood ferry project, from Senator
George T. Myers, one of the members of
the Multnomah delegation in the upper
Louae of the Legislature:
"I have endeavored to get the Multno
mah County delegation to act on Senate
bill 5, relative to a ferry at Sellwood, but
I am sorry to aiy that they decline to do
this. The reason Is that the people of
Sellwood manifest very little Interest in
Residents of South Portland who were
seen last night said the majority of the
Sellwood people really did not appear to
be interested In the project. They had ac
tively worked for the passage of several
previous bills, and their efforts had been
defeated each time. They were getting
discouraged, and many of them looked
upon the bill as a .forlorn hope.
A member of the delegation said the
objection to the bill was the expense of
operating a ferry between South Port
land and Sellwood. The promoters had
said that the total cost per month would
not exceed $500. but the estimate of the
delegation Is about $1000. The South Port
land and Sellwood people were invited at
the meeting of January 31 to submit fig
ures as to the cost ot operation, but so
far they ha-e not done so, and until they
do, continued the member, no action on
the bill will be taken.
WHERE TO DINE.
The 'best people patronize the Portland
Restaurant, 305 Washington street.
IIlKb-Grn.de I'innos for Rent.
Sold on easy installments. Pianos tuned
and repaired. H. Slnshelmtr. 72 Third St.
For s Social Came ot Billiard.
Parlors. 127 Cth, adjoining OregonUa Bids.
AT THE THEATERS
Jasper Starbuck, ....... .George Alison.
Margaret Starbuck Mlna Gleason
Lou Starbuck Elsie Etroond
Jim Starbuck Bennett Boutnard
Uge Petfrs wyilam Ilernanl
Tom Elliott William Lamp
Judge Elliott Robrrt SldJle
Mrs. Mayneld Cathrtne Countl's
Klntchln Frd Mower
Eltpeth Graham McNeill
Laz Spencer William II. Dills
Mosc Blake Howard Russell
Captain Johnson Wade Rhine
Deputy Foster. Thomas Delaney
Ople Read's four-act character drama.
"The Starbucks," was twice produced
yesterday at Baker's Theater, and every
scat was occupied. Everybody concerned
In the production did his or her level best,
and the result was a high artistic success.
The play Is not one In which pretty gowns
and evening dress can be worn, as the
theme deals with the rugged home life of
Tennessee mountaineers who make more
or less whisky without troubling to pay
the Government tax. It Is a sterling
American play. No such material for a
stage attraction exists In any other coun
try under the sun.
"Charley's Aunt" and "Men and Wo
men" arc essentially English. When wc
wish to point to an unmistakably Amer
ican play, it must be to "The Starbucks."
Carlyle Moore staged the drama, and the
setting in the third scene Illustrating Jas
per Starbuck's farmhouse, with a country
stream coursing through a valley and the
mountains In the distance, shows an ex
ceedingly fine bit of stagecraft. In this
line. Mr. Moore has probably few. If any,
rivals along, the Pacific Coast.
So far as the plot Is concerned, it Is
simple, nnd It Is a matter of congratula
tion that tho story Is told without any
gun play, and that nobody meets a vio
lent death. Lige Peters, the villain, played
by William Bernard, has an old feud.wlth
Jasper Starbuck (George Alison), because
a Starbuck once killed a Peters, for cause;
nnd Uge Peters loves Starbuck's daugh
ter. Lou. His suit Is scorned, and he asks
the old farmer for $1000 hush money, say
ing that If the money Is not forthcoming
he. In his official capacity as Deputy
United States Marshal, will Inform on
Starbuck for making "moonshine" whis
ky. Few were prepared to see such a
fine study of the character of tho grizzled
Tennessee mountaineer as was portrayed
by George Alison. The part fits him like
a glove, and Is the lest work he has so
far done at tho theater. In his original
character of Laz Spencer, a country youth
with an unconscious, dry humor, W. H.
Dills achieved a great triumph. He al
tered his facial expression and voice, and
played on a mouthharp. His work war
that of a real artist. He liad an able
partner In Howard Russell, who played
Moso Blake, a country lout. Mr. Russell
played well and drew laughter, but the
manner of his 'peaking was wearisome
after a while. "Mlna Gleason acted ex
cellently as Mrs. Starbuck. William Ber
nard was splendid as Lige Peters. Els
pcth Graham McNeill and Fred Mower
both blacked up for the occasion as ne
groes, and gave excellent character stu
dies. "The Starbucks" will be played at
Baker's Theater for the rest of tho week.
"Zaza," with the favorite, emotional
actrcsc. Florence Roberts, In the name
part, will play to a tremendous house at
the Marquam Grand this evening. Judging
from the reports of a record-breaking box
office ca!e. The clever star has a host
of warm admirers here, her previous ap
pearances having thoroughly established
her reputation as the best emotional artist
seen here In many years. While she has
won additional fame throughout the coun
try In her Impersonations of the other
roles contained In her extensive reper
toire, "Zaza" will always be the one which
is held In highest favor by the average
theater-goer, and many Insist that her
portrayal of this character is her most
lmpresslvo accompllabment. She un
doubtedly reaches the heights ot positive
genius in her rendition of this role, which
requires much more than the ordinary
talent in Its proper Interpretation. Miss
Robets haa demonstrated that this role Iri
the particular one in which he Is enabled
to show her marvelous emotional ability
and dramatic genius to greatest advant
age. She Is supported by an even stronger
organization than that of last season, and
a new production accompanies the pre
sentation of "Zaza."
The sale of seals is on for the entire
repertoire, which contains pome plays en
tirely new to this city. "Zaza" will play
tomorrow evening ako, to be followed by
two nights of "The Unwelcome Mrs.
W. II. McMahan. of Corvallis, Is at the
C H. Porter, of Spokane, is staying at
John H. Sherwood, of New York, is at
R. Alexander, a merchant of Pendleton,
is at tho Imperial.
Dr. J. A. Gelsendorffer, of The Dallee, Is
a guest at the Perkins.
Senator John L. Rand, of Baker City,
spent Sunday at the Imperial.
Don McKay, a well-known business man
of Denver, Is at the Portland.
CE.De Camp, a lumberman of Loo
Angeles, Is a guest at the Portland.
. C H. G'otzein, a shoe manufacturer of
St. Paul, is stopping at the Pqrtland.
C E. Cochran and P. W. Crawford, two
prominent attorneys of Union, are at the
Rev. Robert J. Peterson, of Sin Fran
cisco, la spending a few days in town,
the guest of relatives.
W. E. Travis, of Salt Lake, who Is
largely interested in Government mall con
tracts, is at the Norton,
Manager H. C Bowers, of the Portland.,
has invited the Northwestern Hotel Men's
Association to hold their next meeting In
Sam Thai!, manager for Florence Rob
erts, and one of the most popular the
atrical men In the country, Is at the
Frank Jaynes. superintendent ot the
Western Union lines on the Pacific Coaet,
is In town for a few days and has rooms
at the- Portland.
General O. O. Howard, who haa been
the guest or his daughter, Mrs. Captain
James T. Gray, during his etay In the
city, will leaVe this morning for his home
In Burlington, Vt,
John L. Relsser, formerly a member of
the Wisconsin Legislature, Is at the St,
Charles. He Is secretary and treasurer of
a lumber company recently organized in
Duluth, and Is here closing a deal, which
will give the company a large area of
Oregon timber land.
NEW YORK. Feb. 8.-(Speclal.-The
following Northwest people were regis
tered at New York hotels today:
From Portland W. Sheehy and F.
Sheehy, at the Grand Union: J. Simon, at
From Seattle C W. Jennings and wife,
at the Hoffman; H. Morgan, at the Na
vsrre. From Spokane M. Zeetosch, at the
Grand Union; C. H. WIHIama, at the
Vomig Woman Killed.
MOOREHEAD, Ky.. Feb. S. Mose Ste
gall, -a young white woman, was shot and
killed here today by Ben Martin. It Is
said Martin 'was drinking. Ho declares
the shooting was accidental.
llnrrr "Ward's Mlnatrels.
"While the Band Is Playing Dixie,"
"I Still Love You." Jean Wilson.
"Soldier Boy." Albert Dlsque.
"I'm Coin' to Leave." John Neff.
"Kiss Tourself Good-Bye." Harry
The Furniture Man." Harry Van
"Laughing Sonr." George Christo
pher. Monologue, Harry Ward.
"The Lone Hottentot," Manvro.
Musical comedians. Flske and Rogers.
"Six Months In Jail." Van Fossen.
Varen and Wilson.
Ladder gymnast. Ben Lucter.
Dancers. Irers and Nea.
Electrical bag-puncher. Herschel.
Clean-cut, bright fun. good singing and
clever specialties ail go to make up
Harry Ward's minstrel show, which ap
peared twice yesterday at Cordray's
Theater to well filled houses. The scenery
used in the first part is one of the pret
tiest bits of stagecraft seen here in a
minstrel show for a long time. The com
pany is strong In tenors and shines In
vocal solos. The voices blend well to
gether and the aggregation is an excellent
one. considering Its size, nnd the fact that
It was only organized three years ago.
Those who performed yesterday are most
ly young men. with clear, vigorous voices,
and tho acting In the duos was very
amusing. The company carries Its own
There was much Interest manifested In
the appearance of Albert Dlsquc, a Salem
boy who Joined the minstrels ony four
weeks ago, and In the audience was his
wife, who came from Salem to hear her
husband sing. Dlsque has a sympathetic
tenor voice of much promise, and his
treatment of "Soldier noy" with Its catch
ing refrain was very enjoyable. He was
encored. Harry Ward Is a host In him
self, being an excellent story teller and
singer, nnd he Injected considerable laugh
ter into his song "Kiss Yourself Good
Bye." Harry Van Fossen In his "Furni
ture Man" made himself solid with the
audience, in his singing and dancing,
and received three encores. So did his
partner, John Neff. In a humorous ditty.
"I Still Love You," a sentimental ballad,
was Jean Wilson's contribution, and he
displayed an excellent tenor voice. Ot
course the end-men were there with their
"bones," tambourines. Jokes and tilts with
the Interlocutor. Charles Flske. Only the
end men appear in black face.
Manvro, a contortionist, does some re
markable feats In the gymnastic depart
ment, and the gallery went Into ecstasies
when he twisted himself Into the inside
of a barrel and out again. Ben Luclcr
does clever work In Jumping from a lad
der, and Herschel Is worth seeing In his
bag punching. "Six Months in Jail" is an
amusing act in which the comedians are
scared by a ghost, Harry Ward's Min
strels will appear at Cordray's Theater
this and tomorrow evening.
FLORIDA FOREST FIRE.
Vivid Description Given In a Private
Letter to a Portlnnder.
The following vivid description of a
forest fire In Florida, by Miss Jane M.
Cornwall, Is from a private letter to rela
tives in this city. Miss Cornwall is a
sister of George M. Cornwall, of the Ore
"How little we thought as we read the
awful descriptions ot the forest fires of
Oregon and Washington that away down
here, on our orange grove only a clear
ing in the woods that we, too, were soon
to pass through an experience which it
not, fortunately, so severe, was yet suffi
ciently realistic to deepen our sympathies
with the sufferers in the Northwest, These
fires, though strictly prohibited by law,
are of almost annual occurrence; the own
ers of large herds of cattle, desirous of
fresh Spring pasture, set fire at some
point, and If the wind be favorable It soon
"A fire had been observed In our quar
ter of 'the timber" for a, day or two by
the steadily advancing smoke, and about
noon of the second day the hurried" ar
rival of a neighbor (to be within sight is
close proximity In the bush, you know)
whose smoked and blackened appearance
only too fully corroborated his excited de
scription ot the hand-to-hand struggle an
other settler and he had had all morning
with tho terrible foe. roused us to our
fast approaching danger.
"AH through dinner the smoke was get
ting denser and the roar of the fire be
coming clearer and nearer every minute.
The main body of the conflagration was
coming In a northeasterly direction, de
scribing a half circle, but little as yet
could be seen for the dense smoke that
'volumed and vast and rolling far sur
rounded and shrouded It, By and by a
few thin, bright forks of flame were now
and then discernible as for an Instant tho
wind raised the edge of the murky cloud,
then utter darkness closed down like a
curtain. Gathering force, the flames soon
leaped beyond the smoky barrier, how
ever, and rolled forward In billows. Wider
and still wider the bright line of fire ex
tended, till it was very soon miles In
length, while a breeze from the east
fanned It into further awful grandeur.
Soon tho leaping wave caught nearer to us.
the tall resinous pines, wrapping the trees
in flame, tho fiery tongues licking fast
to the topmost branches, which waved and
floated like living things In torture.
Meanwhile the tire was steadly gaining
force and, amidst the roar ot flames, came
the echoing crash after crash ot falling
trees. Our grove and vegetabe garden
are wholly surrounded by tall pines
slmpy,a clearing in the primeval forest.
All round our fencing, however, the fire
guard furrow had been cut some time
before, but It felt slender enough protec
tion. I can assure you, from the sea of
flame which was now rapidly encircling
us on all sides. Already we could feel
the heat from the wave of Ire and the
stifling breath of the smoke. With all
haste everything that would burn was
removed as far from the fence as pos
sible, the hens unceremoniously fastened
In their coops, all loose tools picked up
with many a hasty, anxious glance
around our little domain, and then, like
sailors who had snugged their canvas,
we waited the fast approaching tempest
with all the calmness we could com
mand. By this time the Are had com
pletely surrounded us and .blazed and
crackled with nerve-shaking nearness. It
failed to cross the guard furrow, however,
and our ordeal, though literally fiery, was
not of very long duration It was to'o
fierce to last long. Gradually the storm
of flame rolled backwards, leaving a
train of sable smoke and blackened earth
In Its wake, as desolate as though the
destroying angel had spread his wings
through our woods.
"As the curtain of evening fell, the
scene seemed to revive In wlerdness and
grandeur. Away down through the natu
ral avenues of stately pines could be seen
the flaming, swaying trees, that from
trunk to topmost bough were all ablaze,
like lofty pillars of fire, while at Inter
vals In the gathering gloom thero still
fell on our ears the Incessant crashing
of falling Umber sharp and clear as the
discharge ot cannon. When morning
dawned the fire hnd exhausted Itself, but
tho smoky cloud still hung over the sad
dening scene of blackened desolation,
that might have served, as an Illustration
tor some of Dante's gruesome guesses of
the nether region.
"JANE M. CORNWALL."
Fnneral of Finley I'crrlne.
SALEM. Or., Feb. 8. (Special.) Impres
sive funeral services were held over the
remains of the- late Finley C. Perrlne In
the Masonic Tmple In this city tfclo after-
More Popular Than Ever
What amusement device In the world
today will give you more genuine pleas
ure and fun than an Edison phonograph?
Every pleasure that sound can give Is
rondensed on Its cylinders; all of the
lite operatic selections, vaudeville
sketches, violin and banjo solos, all of
the popular soncs of the day, and even
mandolin solos by L. Seigel can be had.
Edison phonographs range from $10 to
$30 In price. The new molded records
are 60 cents each, or $5 per dozen. Cata
logues on application We have Just re
ceived an Invoice ot these new molded
records. Call and hear them. Visitors
Graves & Co.'s Music Store
124 SIXTH, near Wash.
Victor and Graphophone Talking Ma
chines and Supplies.
noon. The services wero held under the
auspices of the Marons. the Knights
Templar Commandry performing the rit
ualistic work. A brief address was de
livered by Rev. W. C. Kantner, whone re
marks were based on the scriptural text:
"For In the midst of life we are in death."
DON'T ADD A DOLLAR.
II. II. Jiortlmp Cries a Unit nt In
creasing Illirtlen of Debt.
PORTLAND. FebTT.-(To the Editor.)
I recently addressed a communication to
The Oregonlan in regard to the issue of
$100,000 for the construction of a new
bridge at Morrison street,
I crave your further Indulgence In this
matter, as the indebtedness resting on
thU community was not fully shown In
that communication. And I again trouble
you because of the Importance of the sub
ject to this community.
The lntedbtcdncps of the city was shown
to be $2.111,S00, which carries an annual
Interest charge of $10S,10; the water bpnds,
Portland and East Portland, are $3,150,000.
which carry an annual Interest charge of
$100,000. In addition there are outstand
ing warrants of Multnomah County,
amounting to over $500,000. carrying an an
nual Interest charge of $30,000. There are
also Port ot Portland bonds amounting
to $450,000. earning an annual Interest
charge of $2,500. There is also an in
debtedncss against, the Port of Portland
today of over $300,000, which that corpor
atlon Is seeking to have bonded by the
present Legislature, and which will carry
an annual interest charge of over $15,000.
There are also drydock bonds amounting
to $100,000, which now carry an annual In
terest charge of $16,000. but which will
likely be increased to $31,000. Thus we
have in all Indebtedness already resting
on this community (to say nothing of
school district indebtedness, of which I
am not advised) amounting to the sum
of $6,911,500, which carries an annual In
terest charge of $251,900. And it la pro
posed to add another $400,000 for the Mor
rlson-strect bridge, carrying an annual
Interest charge of $30,000.
I cry a halt. Our public Indebtedness
is already too large. Do not add another
But It may be said that the water bonds
should not be considered, because they
take care ot themselves. Ah, yes; they
take care of themselves, but how? By
meana drawn from this community; by In
direct Instead ot direct taxation; by water
rates instead ot a direct levy. The bur
den that they Impose rests heavily on
many a family.
Again. It may be said that this genera'
tion should not bear all ot the burdens,
but should allow posterity to share In
them. In other words, we should add a
new meaning to the motto. "We build
.for boeterity," by allowing posterity to"
pay therefor. Rest assured that poster
ity will have burdens ot its own to carry.
But we are now carrying out that Idea,
for all of these bonds that have been
given are payaoie years nence.
It Is a struggle for us today to meet
the Interest which is charged against ua.
What will be tho struggle when. In addl
tlon. the principal sum must be met.
But the Morrison-street bridge at this
time does net need to be reconstructed on
account ot safety. It is only a little over
flvo years ago since all of Its timbers
were renewed; nnd the life of these tim
bers is at least 12 years. Unusual care
was taken In selecting the material; and
on the completion of the work the bridge
was In a better condition than when it
was first thrown open to the public The
draw is In good shape. Its machinery has
recently bee.n overhauled, and Its work
may be assured for years to come.
It U true that the deck has to be re
newed from time to time, but this will
be the case with any bridge, old or
Nor do I take any stock In the propo
sition that a new bridge can be made self-
supporting. Until It can be shown that
a man can lift himself over the stile by
his pulling on his boot straps, I must be
lieve that the Morrison-street bridge, and
every other bridge across the river, will
bo a heavy expense to the taxpayers.
Tolls are the only thing to make a bridge
self-mipportlng, and the "question of tolls
was settled years ago, and It was settled
The railroad company which crosses the
Morrison-street brldgo has a very advan
tageous lease: and It Is not likely that it
will pay the cost of operating and the
interest on the bonds to have a new struc
ture. And if it will. In time the $100,000
must be paid.
Let the people know what we have to
meet. Let the people know out present
Indebtedness. And, think of it, all, with
the exception ot about $00,000, contracted
within la years.
Gentlemen of tho Legislative Assembly
let well enough alone. Do not Increase
our burdens. H. H. NORTHUP.
Oregon City Brevities.
OREGON CITY, Or.. Feb. 8.-(SpecIal.)
Paul Schrocder Is in the county Jail,
charged with assaulting his wires sister,
a gill under 16 years of age. He will have
an examination In the Justice Court,
Company A, Third Regiment, Oregon
National Guard, will hold an election In
the Armory tomorrow night to choose a
successor to Captain II. Lelghton Kelly,
resigned. Ever rince Captain Kelly's
resignation several months ago. the com
pany has been in charge of First Lieuten
ant Frederick W. Humphrys. who Is not
a candidate for the Captaincy. It is
very probable that Attorney J. U. Camp
bell, who was First Lieutenant of Com
pany I. Second Oregon Infantry,' will be
unanimously elected to fill the vacancy.
The company is at present about ten men
short of its full complement, but no ef
fort will be made, to recruit until the
status of the Oregon National Guard un
der the new Dick law Is determined.
For a Qnlet Game of Pool,
Parlors. 127 Cth. adjoining Oreronlan Ride.
CASTOR 1 A
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
BEST IS CHEAPEST
Rock SprlnKs Coal, delivered. .9H.50
Renton Lamp, delivered ...... .$7.O0
BOTH PIIOXES. VULCAX COAL CO.
Electric Lamps Reduced
Of current from our mains,
we have reduced the price
of lamps below cost, viz.:
15c eacli or
These ore standard, first-grads
Edison lamps that we formerly
sold at 25c each, and are made
especially for our circuits. Buy
bur lamps and get good ssrvic;.
Delivered In Dozen Lol
Free of Charge.
Portland General Electric Co.
Friday and Safurday Nighls PpK 1.14
ud Silardaj Matiaas I iL J it
SIXTH GRAND CONCERT TOUR
DID El TIE A9SP1CES OF TIE
10 VOCAL CHOI-
0 HIGHLAND DANCERS
4 nitlTISII MILITARY DUGLERS
1 GIANT DRU3I MAJOR
BOY DANCCR, ETC.
Appearing in full kilted regimentals.
Has created a furore ot enthusiasm
in 300 American cities.
PrlceM Sil.OO, 75c nnd COcj
Tickets on sale at Woodard, Clarke
& Co.'s. Fourth and AVashlneton. and
Gordon's Confectionery. 15 Third.
ARE NOW IIN
Do TO'J wnnt to buy, or secure on
Ions lease. 100x100 feet at corner of
East 'third and Pacific streets, with
biiildlm;s.adapted to manufacturing
purposes, formerly occupied by Blue
Mountain Ice Company? Artesian
well of unlimited capacity on prem
ises. If so, address
A. A. KERR
82i THIRD ST. - - Room 4
Contains no acid
Is guaranteed to be free from
any injurious ingredient. Cleans
as well as polishes
iew.nrTkce'p"!? ts . package
C. & W.
A. seir collar
j For One Week Only
Real values $1.75, $2.00
$2.25, Misses' and Little
Gents' Shoes, Lace or
Button, A A to EE, cm rn
reduced to 0 I i0U
: KNIGHT SHOE CO.
Opp. Perkins Hotel
UNNA DEFINES A CAUSE.
Enropenn Skin Sprclnllut Snyn Dan.
draff la Canned by Parnaltea.
Upon that theory, proved beyond a
doubt, a cure for dandruff was sought af
ter. Scientists, chemists, druggists and
physicians all "took a hand" and the
successful Issue Is the present product
known as "Newbro's Hcrplcide."
This remedy actually kills the parasites
that Infest the hair bulb, does Its work
most effective and contains not an atom
of substance Injurious to anything else
than the germ alone. Herplclde causes
the hair to grow as Nature Intended it
should, soft and abundant. For sale by
all druggists. Send 10 cents In sUmps for
sample to the Hcrplcide Co., Detroit.
SIXTH AND WASHINGTON ST5
TEKT1I EXTRACTED AND FILLED
ABSOLUTELY WITHOUT PAIN by out:
late sclenUtlc method aplled to tco sums.
No sleep-producing agents or cocaine.
These are the only dental parlors la
Portland having PATENTED APPLI
ANCL3 and ingredients' to extract, flu
and apply gold crowns and porcelain
crowns undetectable from natural teeth,
and warranted for 10 years. WITHOUT
THE LEAST PAIN. All work done by
GRADUATED ENTIST3 of from 12 to 20
years' experience, and each department la
charge of a specialist. Give us a call, and
you will And us to do exactly as we ad
vertise. We will tell you In advancs ex
Rctly what your work will cost by a
Set of Teeth $5.00
Gold Filling $1.00
Gold Crown $5.00
Silver Filling $ .50
In our GULJ CROWNS and 13UIUGE
WORK, of which we are making a SPE
CIALTY, the most BEAUTIFUL. PAIN
LESS AND DURABLE of all dental wort
known to the profession, you will Ilnd an
example 01 the HIGHEST ARTISTIC AT
TAINMENT, the adaptability ot which
to tho HYGIENIC conditions of tha
mouth la unquestioned.
New York Dental Parlors
MAIN OFFICE FOURTH AND MORRI
SON BT3. PORTLAND.
Branch. (U First Avenue, Seattle.
S:10 A. M. to S P. M.: Sundays. 8:30 A. M,
Cluett-Peabody shirts are the
real thing. If you want the
best to be had ask your dealer for them.
Claett Shirts $ 1.50 up
Monarch Shirts gi.oo
Cluett, Peabody & Co.
Is especially valuable during the
Summer season, when outdoor oc
cupations and sports are most ih
GRASS STAINS, MllD STAINS
and CALLOUS SPOTS
yield to it, and it is particularly
agreeable when used in the bath
after violent i-rrrMc
ALL GROCERS AND DRUGGISTS
Dr. Fred Prebn. Dckum bid:
Full tet teeth.
uoia crowns. :
Bridge work. SK
All (he Ut.it appil
ascea for dolnc perfect
work. Fred Prehn. The
Dekam. car. 3d and TVaahlsxton. Portland. Or.
SCHWAB BROS. PRINTING CO.
BEST WORK, REASON ABLE PRICES
Stark Street Phone Main 178