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THE MORNING OREGONIAN. THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 1903.
EUREKA IS GREAT
New Copper Camp of Wal
lowa Will Beat Butte.
DEVELOPING OK SRAHD SCALE
Caatern Company Erecting Mill and
Smelter, Builds Itonil Over Ilng
gcd. Mountains and Reamer to
FIT Klrer Copper entlfal.
As yet & mere hamlet, "but perhaps des
tined to become the great copper camp of
the -world such la Eureka, in Wallowa
County, -where the Imnaha flowa Into
Snake River. Vast evidences of copper
wealth in a region so rugged and hard
of access that prospector and capitalist
have feared to search Its stupendous
heights and plunging slopes of such is the
talo from the lips of J. X. Williamson.
Oregon's Representative to Congress. The
earth has opened up i marvel there and
a new town is on the road to fame, per
haps another rival of Butte.
Sir. Williamson has Just returned from
Wallowa County. Yesterday he stayed
over in Portland on his way to Astoria.
"It's a tremendous enterprise at Eureka,"
eaid he. "The company, backed by Chi
cago capital, has secured a mineral prop
erty worth $1,000,000. It Is spending half a
million dollars in machinery and develop
ment. It is building a stamp mill and
smelter to cost $2,000, and baa construct
ed a steamboat at a cost of 520,000, and
eight miles of road at a cost of 510,000,
down a mountain which drops 4000, feet
before reaching Snake River. The com
pany is putting In two sawmills, and has
on electric plant with which it drills eight
or ten feet dally, working night and day."
Eureka is only a few weeks old, but
already it has a 100-room hotel, two mer
chandise stores, a drug store, a black
smith shop and a population of 100. Pros
pectors, some In parties of half a dozen
men or more, are digging into the moun
tains high and low. The dumps stand out
against the mountain sides around and
above the town. "They look llge badger
holes," said Mr. Williamson
"My visit to the place wast mainly to
enable me to gather information about the
region. I mast confer that I was In
formed In ways I had no idea of. And
most othor citizens of the state, I think,
will find as many things to marvel at as
I did. Wallowa County is developing tre
mendously fast. Ifs remarkable, wonder
ful, the pace at which the county la set
tling. Oregon as a whole realises only
faintly what Wallowa lfl doing.
"Thousands and thousands of acres of
land are being made tillable by private
Irrigation projects near Enterprise and
Joseph. Many miles of canal are being
dug. One man, Jennings, I believe, ie his
name, is preparing to Irrigate his ranch of
1000 acres. This Irrigation work has been
under way for about two years, I under
stand, and its fruit will soon appear. I
must say that Wallowa Valley can no
where bo surpassed for its beauty and
fertility. Even beautiful Grand Ronde
cannot outdo Wallowa's charms."
The Journey from Elgin to Joseph. En
terprise and Eureka Is made by wagon.
"The country is in great need of Improved
transportation facilities," said Mr. Will
iamson. "This need could be satisfied by
an electric railroad from Elgin. The en
ergy that Is working so many marvels
under tbe handicap of poor transportation
would certainly work miracles with a rail
road." Mr. Williamson then described tho fer
tility of Wallowa lands for the various
products of agriculture. He did not forget
to mention the livestock industry, which
Is attaining large proportions, nor the
peerless' hogs, lor which that industry is
particularly noted. Tho wheat-fed hogs
of Wallowa have no superior anywhere
on earth, not even in the corn-fed regions
of the Middle West.
Part of Mr. Williamson's mission was
to look after the establishment of mall
service between Eureka and Joseph. This
service will soon be instituted.
Vp to a few weeks ago all the supplies
of Eureka and all the heavy mining ma
chinery had to be hauled by horses from
Elgin. The long pull was extremely diffi
cult and expensive, owing to the rugged -xices
of the country through which the
road coursed its way to Snake River.
But recently a steamboat, the Imnaha,
has been plying between Eureka and Lcw
iston, a distance of 45 miles. This steam
boat Is worked hard, and Is unable to
transport all the freight that is in wait
ing. She has conveyed large quantities of
machinery and lumber up to Eureka.
Trade between the two places is grow
ing rapidly," aald Mr. Williamson. "Mer
chants of Lewlston already have said that
tho trado has hud an :ippreclable effect on
Tho Snako and Imnaha Rivers flow in
very deep canyons. The gorge of the
Snake has been tho terror of many a
pioneer and of many a tra-eler. When a
person approaches from Joseph and sud
denly looks Into the canyon of the Im
naha, his vision sink; to a depth of 4000
feet before it reachs the river. Down
this height the wagon road winds Its way
for a distance of eight miles before It
"The town has had a remarkably fast
growth." said Mr. Wllltam.-wn. "No, there
are no dwellings yet. but houses will be
put up Just as soon as the mwmills get
to operating. The mining company has
about SOW acres from which to cut tim
ber. Just now tho jeople are living in
camps. Only a few men have their fami
lies with them, but in a short time the
community will be enjoying the conven
iences of modern social life."
The mountains have unlimited stores of
copper. Beyond Snako River to the east
ward lies the Sevon Devils district- Tho
physical character of the whole country
roundabout bears unmistakable evidences
of copper. "Those evidences are so ex
tensive." tsld Mr. Williamson, "and the
region is bo vast, that -the greatest mln
irsfr camp in the world may spring Into ex
istence there. When a single company
ventures to invest half a million dollars
at Eureka, the -rigns are that very rich
stores of wealth are buried under these
Tho region has not teen developed bufore
because no company lias hitherto appeared
which has had sufficient money to over
come the extreme difficulties of transpor
tation. IDAHO MINES BOOMING.
P. f. Shelby Tell of Froprresm in
Thunder Mountain Country.
"The mining industry in Idaho is boom
ing." said P. P. Shelby, 'former manager
of the. Great Xorthitrn Railroad on the
Pacific Coast, but now manager of tho
Pacific. Idaho & Northern, which Is being
extended from Weiser Into the Seven
Devils country, as ho sat on the veranda
of the Portland breathing in the evening
breeze with obvious sajoyment. "I am In
terested in the Thunder Mountain country,
having a controlllajr interest in seven
claims, but have nothing for sale. I am
simply developing my claim. Many poo.
pie aro coming in from Colorado. "Penn
sylvania and Missouri and developing
tholr properties. The Dewey mill Is work
ing right altng and turning out gold.
The state of Idaho lias put up 530,140 and
the big mining companies have subscribed
another J3i,000 and are balMlng a wagon
road frcm Long Valley to Tauador
Mountain, which they expect to have
finished by October.
"The Pacific Idaho & Northern road is
"built from Weiser to Council. 60 miles, and
expects to resume work soon and build
It 40 miles farther. Tho Ladd Metals
Company, of your city, U also zivin? ns
smelting facilities. It has. one smelter
erected at 'Mineral and is building another
at Homestead. Or.. Just across the Snake
River from Seven Devils. It has shipped
In the machinery and expects to have It
In operation in 40 days."
Mr. Shelby Is one of many railroad men
who have branched out from railroading
to make a success of mining. J. D. Far
rell, president of the Pacific Coast Compa
ny, resigned the office of general superin
tendent of the Great Northern, to operate
mines in the Slocan district of British
Columbia, by which he made a com
fortable fortune. D. Cv Corbln. the build
er of the Spokane Falls & Northern, and
E. J. Roberta, formerly chief engineer of
that road, also invested largely in the
Trail Creek and Boundary Creek districts
of British Columbia usd came out ahead.
GOULD WILL BE CAPTAIN
To fiacceed Baker la Command of
Major F. S. Baker will be succeeded in
command of Company F. Third Infantry,
O. X. G., by First "Lieutenant William I
Gould, who Is to be elected Captain. Ser
geant Albert H. Wey will be chosen First
lieutenant to succeed lieutenant Gould.
The election of lieutenant Gould and
Sergeant Wey was made certain at a cau
cus held by Company F at the Armory
last evening. Each man was unanimous
ly agreed upon for his position. If possi
ble the formal election will be held Mon
day e-ening. An election will be called
by Adjutant-General Gantenbein as soon
as formal notice of the vacancy is con
veyed to him by Major Baker.
Mr. Gould is employed in the Mer
chants National Bank and Mr. Wey is
cashier for Mason, Ehrman & Co. Both
aro well known In Portland.
The selection of lieutenant Gould as
Captain of Company F Is the logical result
of the promotion of Captain Baker. He
hegan his service with Company F when
Major Baker Joined the organlratlon, and
has served as First lieutenant under Mr.
Baker for tho entire length of time during
which the latter was in comriand of the
company. lieutenant Gould Is an excel
lent tactician, and has the confidence of
the men in the company.
Both Mr. Gould and Mr. Wey have
served in the National Guard for more
than four years. Mr. Gould was mado a
Sergeant In Company F when the com
pany was organized, five years ago, and
bad prior to that time been a member
of the guard. Sergeant Wey served for
three years aa Second Sergeant In Com
If any surprise outside military circles
Is occasioned by the election, it will be
from tho fact that Sergeant Wey is
chosen to succeed lieutenant Gould as
First lieutenant. Mr. Wey Is well known
in Portland, and popular among members
of the National Guard. His ability as a
commanding officer is responsible for his
The fact that would make the election
surprising is that Mr. Wey's term of en
listment recently expired and he was not
closely identified with the company at the
time he was picked to succeed lieutenant
Gould. His four years' work with the
company Is satisfactory guarantee of his
No change in tho office of Second lieu
tenant of Company F is caused by Major
Baker's promotion. This is a position held
by W. F. Allen, and he will continue to
hold a commission as Second lieutenant.
It Is expected that commissions will
Issue to Major Baker, Captain Gould and
lieutenant Wey before the Third Infantry
goes into camp next month, and there will
be no breaks In the list of officers when
the organization Is in the field.
Whatever his decision may be with re
gard to the detail to go to Fort Leaven
worth for a year's study, Major Baker is
certain to go with the Third Infantry into
camp. It Is understood in military circles
that it is not necessary to convey an Inti
mation of an officer's intention to respond
or refuse to go to Leavenworth until Sep
tember, and Major Baker will not make
an answer until that time.
Among the friends of Major Baker the
conviction Is growing that he will remain
In Portland and tho detail may be offered
another member of the regiment. Major
Baker Is inclined to believe that private
life offers greater Inducements, through
business channels, than Is held out to men
in the regular Army. Unless he overcomes
this feeling it Is doubtful whether he ac
cepts the detail.
In the event an Army were to be called
Into the field, connection with the Na
tional Guard Insures Major Baker a posi
tion in the service. Under the Dick bill
the guard, or any part of It called Into
servico, would be accepted as an organi
zation, and under such circumstances Ma
jor Baker would go out In whatever posi
tion he was filling at tho time. At present
he Is a Major, a position considerably In
advanco of any he would be likely to at
tain for several years In the regular
Army. This fact has Its weight In deter
mining the officer's action.
EVEREST AGAIN" BANDMASTER.
Scheme to Add IlroTrn's to Third
KcRlment Band Falls.
John H. Everest has been reappointed
bandmaster of the Third Regiment. Ore
gon National Guard, and he and the
band have enlisted for another three
years. Tholr time for ro-enllstlng re
cently expired. Some little time ago. It
was talked of among musicians In this
city that there was a probability of the
members of Brown's Park Band Joining
the Third Regiment Band, with Charles
L. Brown as leader, so that one big mili
tary band be formed superior to any
other of a like nature along the entlro
Pacific Coast. But after inquiries were
made. It was pointed out that such an
amalgamation was not possible, as many
of the members of Brown's Band are em
ployed In various theater orchestras and
they cannot get leave of absenco when
the Third Reglmont Band would be or
dered on duty out of the city. So
the deal with Brown's Band fell through,
and It was considered also that the
"Brownies" would have a more satisfac
tory and profitable future as a separate
At every concert given by Brown's
Band this season, better and more artis
tic work Is being done, and tho playing
and blending are showing up as well as
could be desired by tho most exacting
critic. The business men who have sub
scribed to the fund are pleased with the
success of the band, and there Is little
doubt that tho subscription bo in
creased next season, allowing more brass
hand Instruments and timpani to be
ADVANCE IN ADVERTISING
American Lend in the Art.
Frank Presbery, of Npw York, tho well
known advirtlsing agent and vice-president
of the Association of American Ad
vertising Agents, in a recent lecture at
Chautauqua on the "Evolution In Adver
"Advertising Is as old as the human
race, but it has two histories, the his
tory of advertising as an institution, and
Its history aa an art. The history of the
art of advertising hegan yesterday, but
advertising proper runs back through the
ages and Into the haze that hides tho
beginnings of humanity. Advertising in
our own country began with the estab
lishment of newspapers, and America
may fairly claim to have developed ad
vertising as an art. Tho .development of
advertising Is very recent, a matter of
less than 3 years.
"Advertising has wrought a revolution
In the periodical literature within the
last two decades and has Drought down
tho cost of our newspapers, giving us
more of them and enlarging their circu
lation and influence. We are a Nation of
advertisers. America also leads In the ex
cellence of its advertisements from an
artistic, as well as literary standpoint.
It is one of the modern manifestations
of a part of our machinery for living, and
it is Improving the lives of the masses
by cheapening luxuries and teaching their
HORSE TAKES HIS LIFE
COMMITS SUICIDE RATHER THAN
Owner Tries to Start en a Drive
When the Animal Crashes Its
A. H. Metcalf, of the East Side, owns
a ranch of 40 acres on Deny Creek, and
while there Sunday a valuable horse com
mitted suicide by knocking his brains
out agalnsj; the ground, rather than work.
Mr. Metcalf, who has handled horses all
his life, says it was the most remark
able case he ever saw or heard of.
"Tho horse," he said, "had "been "Yrorked
before and never given trouble. I hitched
the animal up to have a" little drive,
hut when I tried to start the hprse he
refused to budge. I went to bis head and
caught hold of the bridle intending to
lead the animal a little way. I started to
pull on the bridle gently, when the horse
made a sudden quick awing of his head
and struck the back and side of his bead
on the ground a hard blow. It was done
so quickly that I could hardly tell how It
happened. The horse fell over In the
harness. I then started to remove the
harness, but before I had finished the
animal waa stone dead. It all occurred In
a few minutes. On examination I found
that tbe skull of the horse had been
crushed. I looked for a rock or some
thing hard on which the horse could
have struck his head, but found nothing.
The animal had simply struck his head
against the ground with such' force as
to crush his skull."
DEPOT FOR G41ESHAM.
Oregon "Water Power & Railway
Company Makes Improvements.
At Gresbam work is in progress on a
depot building on Johnson Creek for the
Oregon Water Power & Railway Com
pany, which will be an ample structure.
Leading to the depot there is a heavy
grade from the main portion of Gres
ham which will bother a team with a
load, but this can be remedied by filling
up the embankment. At one end of the
depot the foundation for a subpower
statlon has been completed. A deep con
crete foundation has been laid for the
dynamo. Large quantities of concrete,
sand and gravel have been sent for this
substation. This will be a transmitter,
or subpower-Btatlon, so that Gresham
can be supplied with electricity for lights
and for power If desired. As Gresham is
central to a great farming district, elec
tric power may bo used for many pur
poses. Since the railway was completed Gres
ham has become a bustling, prosperous
town. A number of excellent business
buildings have been built In Gresham,
which have more than taken the place
of tho ones which were burned down.
Many new cottages are being put up, and
the place shows a substantial growth.
Many farmers do business here, and It
will bo a shipping point for a largo dis
trict. Vlclonn Dogr Cnnacn LI Mention.
Tae Constable's suit in Justice Seton's
court to determine rights of property in
the case of Scott Alderson and wife
against Constable Keenan. which was to
have been tried out before a Constable's
Jury yesterday, was withdrawn. It was
the outgrowth of a suit for damages of
Lilian Kane against Scott Alderson and
wife, caused by injuries sustained by her
from the bite of a dog owned by Mr. and
Mrs. Alderson. Judgment was rendered
by Justice Scton for 530 for plaintiff, and
Constable Keenan seized some property to
secure the amount. The withdrawal of
the Constable's case was the result of a
damage suit for 51150 started by Mr. and
Mrs. Alderson against Constable Keenan
alleged to have been sustained through
seizure of property to make good the 550
Judgment. Constable Keenan says he Is
not worrying much over the outcome of
Milwnukle Route GroYrlnrr.
Wayne Bunnell, carrier for tho rural
mall route south from Mllwaukle, says
that there has been a great increase In
the amount of mall now delivered over
what he handled for the first few months.
He says that he now 'handles more than
6000 pieces per month. The people on that
route were a little slow to appreciate hav
ing mall delivered at their homes every
day. but have come to realize Its advan
tages. There are more Germans living on
this route than can be found on any other
In the state. Mr. Bunnell goes south to
the Clackamas River and to the Willam
ette River on the west. When he first
commenced delivering on that route, many
people took no papers, but now they are
Funeral of Nettle Sltjuby.
The funeral of Miss Nettle SIgsby, the
IS-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Slushy, who died at her home at
Mount Tabor Tuesday, was held yesterday
afternoon from the M. E. Church, In Center
Addition. Rev. J, Newell conducted the
services. A large number of friends of
the family were present. Multnomah
cemetery was the place of interment. Miss
SIgsby was taken sick Saturday. She
came to Portland with her parents about
a year ago.
East Side Note.
James Lyons and family have gone to
St. Martin's Springs for a few days.
Justice Waldemar Seton has returned
from his vacation, and yesterday heard
civil cases in his court.
Dr. Curtis Holcomb. of Alblna, is re
ceiving; the congratulations of his friends
over the success of his latest poem, which
has been purchased by an advertising
John T. Whalley and family, of Alblna,
are off on a Summer tour. They left
some time ago in a two-horse wagon. In
tending to go to Mount Hood, and thence
to Crater Lake.
The contractors arc completing the Rus
sellvllle Schoolhouse. It will be ready for
the opening this Fall. The painters will
soon finish their work. The district will
have the largest building outslde.of Mount
Tabor In the county, and the only, one
provided with an assembly halL
A force of men are excavating for the
basement of the modern two-story brick
building of Lambert & Sargent, on the
southeast corner of Grand avenue and
East Alder street The full lot, 50x50
feet, will be occupied by this building.
The corner room will be reserved for the
Tha physician attending little Hawthorne
Ribensdorf. who was trampled by a horse
several weeks ago, reports the child out of
danger. While the blow on the head from
the Iron cork of the horse's shoe was a
heavy one, the skull was not fracturcjd, as
supposed. The child was unconscious for
4S hours. It is not thought that an oper
ation will be necessary at any time.
H. Kesterson, of Sycamore, near Powell
Valley, was thrown from his wagon yes
terday while coming to the city with a
load of cordwood and his left leg was
broken above the knee. Dr. J. H. Hick
man set the broken limb and sent him
home. His horses became frightened at a
street-car at Mount Tabor, and, running
away, threw Kesterson from the wagon.
Unless repaired soon, the bridge across
Stephens Sloush. on East Eighth street,
will have to be closed to teams. The sur
face already has been patched in more
than SCO spots with slabwood, and daily
holes are broken. At the north end of the
structure the planks are giving way. The
bridge Is Important and constantly used
by teams. Nothing short of a new deck
will make the bridge safe.
Dr. "Wood Will Soon Surrender.
NEW IORK. Aug. 13. Persons Inter
ested In the case announce that "with La a
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few days" Dr. John D. Woods and his
wife, who are being sought In connection
with the death of Colonel William J. Best,
at San Rafael. Cal., last April, will sur
render to the prosecutor of Essex County,
New Jersey, in Newark. It is declared
that the Doctor will make as a condition
that the Indictment for larceny of Colonel
Best's Jewelry against Dr. Woods In San
Rafael Is not to be used as a subterfuge
to get him to California and then bring
forth an indictment for murder. Woods Is
said to be In hiding near Asbury Park.
He has been reported seen dozens of
times since the search began. Only a
few days ago a member of the Best fam
ily, who had been actively pursuing the
Doctor, stated that he had seen him on a
train near Asbury Park, "but could not
learn where his destination was." Inter
est In the caso has gradually subsided.
TO SETTLE UP ESTATES.
Guardians and Executors Are Called
Guardians of estates and administrators
and executors are being called to time by
County Judge Webster with a request for
reports of the condition of affairs, and In
some cases sensational developments may
result. In one Instance already it is stat
ed that'an administrator has failed to ac
count for a sale of property amounting
to 5500, and he will bo cited to appear
before the court to show cause why he
has not done so, and what has become
There arje 1500 "guardianship cases cov
ering a period of years past, in which re
ports aro lacking, and about 3000 cases
where reports arc long overdue from ad
ministrators and executors. Some of
these date back for 10 or 15 years.
H. H. Northup, when he filled tho offico
of County Judge, endeavored to have
these old cases cleaned up, and succeeded
to some extent, and Judge Cake also tried
to do as much as he could in that direc
tion. Judge Webster has taken hold vigorous
ly, and it is his intention to Inform all
guardians, administrators and executors
that reports are expected at once. There
Is no doubt that In numerous instances
the estates have been fully settled, but
the fact does not appear In the court rec
ords. In some cases the guardians, etc.,
are. dead, and a final adjustment will be
a difficult. If not impossible, matter.
In addition to Informing guardians, ad
ministrators and executors, that reports
are wanted. Judge Webster has also In
structed his clerk. Jay Upton, to advise
the bondsmen concerning the delinquency.
Samples of the letters which are being
mailed are as follows:
Madam You appear oa guardian of the per
ron and estate of and under date of May 29,
1003. you were requested, through 'your at
torney, to file a report in the matter. Xo
report has been filed. Tou are now Informed
that unless- tats -Ybtter I. Riven your lmm.-
rilnff. Attnntfnn nnfi n Y-rw-i t flliwl b r-x'l n
the condition of your wards and their estates, j
proceed legs wm De commenced against you.
Dear Sir Tou appear as bondsman for J.
II., guardian of the person and estate of B.
St., a minor. Guardian was requested June
15, 1003, to file a report with this court show
ing the condition of the ward and his estate
Xo report has been filed and no answer had
been received to my letter. Toa are now
called upon as bondsman to have a report
filed Jn this matter as requested. You will
be allowed ten days in which to attend to
Dear Sir On August 2, J8S3, you were ap
pointed guardian of your children. No re
ports have ever been filed, as required by law,
and no Inventory of the estate has been filed.
Tou will be allowed ten days in which to file
an Inventory and a report showing fully all
receipts and disbursements since your ap
pointment and tho present condition of your
FIRST CLAIM AGAINST COUNTY.
Oocnr Collins Injured In Bridge Ac
cident Asks for Settlement.
The first claim growing out of tho Morrison-street
bridge accident was presented
to the County Court yesterday by Attor
neys Dan J. Mnlarkey, G. G. Gammans
and Otto J. Kraemer, representing Oscar
Collins. Mr. Malarkey said that the Joists
and stringers of the bridge were In a de
fective condition, and repairs ought to
have been made by the county authorities
long ago. Judge Webster, after hearing
tho argument, took the matter under ad
visement. The attorney says that if the County
Court declines to make a settlement, ult
for 52000 damages will be filed In the State
Circuit Court. The complaint will recite
that the county authorities, knowing of
the dangerous condition of the bridge,
should have prevented such a large gath
ering on the structure. The County Court
will undoubtedly refuse to pay this claim,
because there are a large number of oth
ers In the hands of these lawyers, and
It will be deemed wise to secure a de
cision of the higher court concerning the
liability of the county, as the sum total
of all the claims will be very large, and
the county has no money to pay.
The county will probably take the posi
tion that the people, in overcrowding the
bridge, which is a public thoroughfare,
did so at their own risk and peril, and
that the railing which gave way was
only a guard to prevent ''persons crossing
the bridge from falling overboard, and
was safe under ordinary circumstances,
but not sufficiently strong to stand the
enormous weight put upon It by the ex
cited crowd gathered to see yie swimming
TV. C. BLAIR NOT A MODEL MAN.
Wife Says lie Is Jealons, Drinks to
Excess, and Falls to Provide.
Clara A. Blair, who says her husband,
William C. Blair is insanely Jealous,
drinks Intoxicants to excess, and does
not support her, has commenced suit
against him for a divorce In the State
Circuit Court. She states In her complaint
that she was married to Blair at Alsea In
1SS7, and the Issue of the union Is two
children, of which she asks to be awarded
the legal custody. She complains that
Blair, besides getting drunk, made a prac
tice of keeping a loaded revolver under the
pillow, and once threatened to kill her.
compelling her to call upon the police for
Suit to recover a balance of 5230 on a
note for 5600 was commenced In the State
Circuit Court yesterday by the Portland
Trust Company against George W.
Joe Stlner has sued the Great Northern
Railway Company In the State Circuit
Court to recover 5305 damages .on account
of the alleged failure of the company to
deliver certain articles of furniture,
dishes, clothing and other goods shipped
from Whatcom to -Portland.
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OREGON OPTICAL CO.,
173 Fourth. Street, Near Yamhill
net, the well-known manager of the Ar
lington Hotel of Washington, has leased
the new 21-story hotel, costing 53,500,000,
at the corner of Fifty-fifth street and Fifth
avenue. New York. The lease runs 21
years and provides for two renewals of
21 years each. The hotel will be one of
the finest in America.
Noted BoKton Church to Call Pastor.
BOSTON. Aug. 19. The question of call
ing the Rev. Dr. P. S. Henson. of Brook
lyn, and formerly of Chicago, to the long
vacant pulpit of Tremont Temple will
doubtless be acted on at the meeting of
the trustees early next month. A large
number of the deacons and members of
tho congregation are said to favor the
former Chlcagoan. Rev. Dr. W. J. Will
iamson, of St. Louis, also Is being con
sidered. EXCURSION RATES EAST.
Via Great Northern Railway.
Chicago and return $7L5o
St. Louis and return 67.50
Peoria and return 69.23
St. Paul and return " CO. 00
Minneapolis and return 60.00
Duluth and return 60.00
Dates of sale August IS and 19, August
25 and 26. Ticket good for 90 days.
For full Information call on or address
H. DICKSON. City Ticket Agent.
122 Third St.. Portland. Or.
Palpitation of the heart, nervousness,
tremblings, nervous headache, cold hands
and feet, pain In the back, relieved by
Carter's Little Liver Pills.
Havo you friends coming from the East?
If 00. send their names to tbe Denver Sc
Rio Grande office. 12 Third street. Port
DAILY METEOROLOGICAL REPORT.
PORTLAND, Aug. 10, 8 P. II. Maximum
temperature. 77; minimum temperature. GO;
river reading, 11 A. 11., 5.7 feet; change In
24 hours, .2 of a foot; total precipitation.
5 P. M. to 0 P. M., 0; total precipitation since
September 1, 1002. 41.37 inches; normal pre
cipitation since September 1. 1002. 46.42 inches;
deficiency. 5.05 Inches; total sunshine August
IS. 1903. 14:00; possible sunshine, 14:00; barom
eter, reduced to sea level, at 5 P. M., 29.93.
PACIFIC COAST WEATHER.
Kamloope, B. C.
North Head ....
Salt Lake City.
San Francisco .
Tatoosh Island .
Walla Walla ..
0.001 Jj NW
0.00 121 S
74 0.001 tt SE
60 0.01 30! SW
SS 0.00 10! SW
During the last 12 hours light showers have
Send It Back to be served
fresh from the package. J
I Help frequently leave J
the food in an open dish I
where it absorbs moisture
1 from the air. t I
2 This don't hurt it a par-
tide, but detracts from the
pleasing crispness that
' many enjoy. - ;
I A moment in the oven
will restore it. I
I Insist upon good rich
cream with your Grape-
: Nuts. 2
Cars of Organs
AH received yesterday and
all are included in our
Sale, on which we are of-
' fering such big induce
ments at this time.
"We have the stock bouRht for our
neTT xtore vrhlcb. Is heinjc erected for
us at the corner of Sixth and Mor
rison, vrliere tve ttIII have the finest,
largest an,d most up-to-date piano
store oa the Coast. We expect to
Bet Into It by the first of October, so
It makes It necessary for us to dis
pose ot several hundred pianos be
fore that time. If you are Rolnjr to
bay a. pis.no vrlthin the next six
aoathK you do not want to let this
opportunity slip. Here arc the
lirlces that are brlnsrlnt? the trade
and you have the choice of our en
tire line of hlgh-Krade Rood In all
the latest styles and fancy woods.
Regular S40O Pianos go for $324
Regular $359 Pianos go for $284
Regular $300 Pianos go for $238
Regular S250 Pianos go for $196
Regular $225 Pianos go for $1 72
All are subject to terms of $6.00, IS.00
and $10.00 per month. "We Intend to
"break the record" in piano selling dur
ing this sale and are offering numerous
inducements to accomplish this result.
Come early and take your choice of this
"bunch of beauties." V
ALLEN & GILBERT-
The Wiley B. Allen Co.
209-211 First Street
fallen along the Immediate "Washington coast,
and a thtnder storm 'with light rain occurred
at Pocatello. It is decidedly cooler in North
era and Eastern Oregon. Washington and
Idaho. The Indications are for generally fair
weather In this district Thursday.
Portland and vicinity Cloudy in tho morn
ing, followed by fair during the afternoon;
west to northwest winds.
Western Oregon Fair; except showers during
the morning near north coast; -westerly winds.
Western Washington Fair, except showers
near the coast; westerly winds.
Eastern Oregon. Eastern Washington and
Northern Idaho Fair, slightly cooler.
Southern Idaho Partly cloudy, with possibly
showers and thunder storms east portion;
EDtVARD A. REALS. District Forecaster.
AUCTION SALES TODAY.
At Oilman's auction-rooms, 413 Washington
St.. at 10 o" clock. A. II. S. 1. . Gllman, auc
tioneer. At Raker's auction-house, corner Alder and
Park sts. Sale at 10 A. M. George Raker &
COLUMHIA LODGE. NO. 114, A.
F. & A. M. Regular communication
this (Thursday) evening, 8 o'clock.
Masonic Temple, 3d and Alder sts.
M. M. decree. All Masons Invited.
Refreshments. Ry order of W. M.
D. S. PAGUB. Secretary.
OREGON COMMANDERT. NO.
1, K. T. Special conclave this
evening at 8 P. M. Order of the
Temple. Sir Knights courteous
ly Invited to attend.
W. S. MACRUM. Recorder.
FITCH August 8. 1903, to the wife of C. W.
Fitch, of Cornelius, a daughter.
HENGEVELD At Llnnton, Or., August 19,
1003, Jacob Hengeveld, aged 70 years, 4
months and 21 days. Funeral notice hereafter.
J. I'. iTlNLET fc SON. PruzrenitT
Funeral Directors and Eiubalmen,
car. 3d and 31udlou streets. Com.
petent lady asa't. Both phoaes N'o. U.
EDWARD UOL31AN, Undertaker.
4tlx and Yamhill sts. Rena Minaun.
lady assistant. Both rhonea No. CU7.
CLARKE BKOi FINE KLO WEILS,
rioral Ueilgui, ZtHii Morrison.
DUN'NIXG A CAMPION. UNDERTAK
ERS, have moved to 45 X. Utn.
K. S. DCN'N'INO. Undertaker. 414 E.
Alder. Lady assistant. Tel. East CX.
ILLUSTRATION NO. 12.
The Oldest Trut Company in Oregon.
PORTLAND TRUST COMPANY OF
Incorporated April 22, 18S7.
Last year there was a very prudent and
thrifty reverend gentleman living In Southern
Oregon. He procured from ua two of our cer
tificates of deposit, payable on 90 days' call,
with interest at 4 per cent per annum. A
short time ago one of these certificates came
back to us from New York City. The reverend
gentleman had made an investment, and he
found that his certificate was as good as cash
to make payment for the same.
It is always good to have your money draw
ing interest until you find a permanent Invest
ment. Call on us and let us give you further
examples of how these certificates work.
PORTLAND TRUST COMPANY OF OREGON,
100 THIRD STREET.
DON'T FAIL TO HEAK THE CECDUAN.
the perfect piano-player, before purchasing.
Manufacturers' Piano Co., No. 345 Alder st.
Fine new pianos; high-grade and not dam
aged, for $133, factory price.
SHEEHY BROS. MOVED TO 2S2Ja YAMHILL
St., near 4th. Phone Main 3072.
Buy Your Goal Noit!
Special rates on 5 tons and upwards. Tele
phone Main 142S, King Coal Company.
Ob unprctrd city and fajm property.
R. LIVINGTSONE. 22 StarX t-
Lots for sals on favorable terms. Apply to
Hen.T Hewett & Co.. room 223 Sherlock bldg.,
corner 3d and Oak ots.
Fine quarter-block, S. W. cor. East 0th and
Weidler. HoUada7s; one block to cars.
A. D. MARSHALL. 62 3d st.
On improved city and farm property. Building
loans. Inst&llrcwkt loan- WM. If A CHASTER,
ill Worcester block.
Oa Portland real ts.t st lowest rates.
TU-'e Insured. Abstract furnished.
Title Guarantee S. Trust Co.
I Chamber of Ccmrsercc
TWELFTH AND l!.1!SQ!f
'Phone Main 7S.
GEO. L. BAKER. Resident Manager.
Another Great BUI A Real Show
Positively last week ot thl3 great fun-maker-
O BIG ACTS
Evening. 50. 20, 10. Matinee. 20. 10.
Matinees Wednesday, Saturday. Sunday.
3S00 Seats. Phone Main 2271.
latli and TVnshnston Sts.
A GREAT NOVELTY SHOW.
A GREAT NOVELTY SHOW.
MOVING PICTURE BASEBALL CROWD.
MOVING PICTURE BASEBALL CROWD.
AMATEURS FRIDAY NIGHT
AMATEURS FRIDAY NIGHT
Entire Change Programme Sunday.
GET THE HABIT.
It costs only 10 cents general admission.
Room 417 Oregonlan Bldg.
Phone Main 2498.
Rooming-houses from sellers who will sell
right for buyers wanting- to buy right-
Vacant lots, either Inside or corner, within
Eleventh and Third. Taylor and Burnslde,
Best country hotel or good saloon. in good
Desirable homes for buyers, not -less than
eight rooms, with plenty yardroom. East
or West Side; no objection' ..Portland
Good logging tract tributary to Columbia
River. 8 or 10 miles away will do, If feas
ible route for railroad.
Three to five acres, with not less than 7
room house, near end 'or close to some car
line giving good service to city.
Send us your property price and terms, and
It tight, secure quick sales.
FOR SALE REAL ESTATE.
$4000 ELEGANT HOME NEAR PIEDMONT,
nine large rooms, full brick basement, bath
and toilet; best money can buy;, four blocks
from school, one block to street-car: one
block to Willamette boulevard; Portland City
water; 100x100 feet of ground; street graded;
fruit and flowers; will take' half in Willam
ette Valley Improved farm; $5U0 cash, $ 1S0O
on or before three years. Interest 7 per cent.
Francis I. McKenna, owner, lot Sixth st.,
iron stairs. Marquam bldg.
$1000 o-room cottage, Woodlawn.
il6c0 ti-room house. Columbia Heights.
?1700 0 rooms, basement, bath, cornor lot,
$1500 7-room. cottage, 62Hxl20 feet, Mt. Ta
bor: a snap.
We make real estate loans.
M. Billings. 509 McKay. 3d and Stark.
TO INVESTORS IT WILL BE TO YOUR Ad
vantage to see F. Abraham at the Valley
Land Co.'s office. 43ft 1st, cor. Ash; estab
lished 15 years, which enaoles him to secure,
the best bargains In all kinds of real estate
on the market for bis customers- Hood 435.
WANTED BUYERS FOR 40 GOOD Ill
proved farms in the rain belt, within 8 miles
ot the East Oregon State Normal School;
in. the center of the largest wheat-growing
county in the State ot Oregon. Addread
Weston Real Estate Assn., Weston, Or.
LOTS 25 MINUTES' RIDE FROM BUSINESS
center; 50x100, at $75 to $175; $15 down, $5
a month, with no interest or taxes; special
half price to those who build soon; only &
few lots left on this special offer; come quick.
O. C R. Ellis, room 21, 204 Morrison st.
MODERN HOUSE. 5 ROOMS AND BATH. IN
first-class condition; lot 5UxllrU, facing east,
on East 13th st. bet. Tillamook and 'lhomp
son sts., West Irvinzton; two blocks to
Irvington car line. Title Guarantee & Trust
Co., 0 and 7 Chamber of Commerce.
J. W. OGILBEE. ROOM ll, 145. 1ST ST. 5
acre tract all in cultivation with house ot
seven rooms, one block from car line, 3 mile
southeast of Morrlson-btreet oridge; will
make a nice home- Price $3000.
DESIRABLE WEST SIDE HOME. FURNACE,
gas. porcelain bath, location unsurpassed;
also choice corner lot; special bargain for
short time; "S" car to 807 Corbett at. owner.
$1000 NEW. MODERN SIX-ROOM COTTAGE,
elegantly located, on car line; sell In lo
days at your own price; make bid on it.
Shreve & Fabllnger, 212 Ablngton bldg.
NEW 0-ROOM MODERN HOUSE, TWO S
room houses; small payment down, balance
monthly. Call SW! East 7tn st. North, near
Mason. Phone Eat 073.
FOR SALE MODBRS 7-KOOM HOUSE,
bearing fruit trees; lot 50x100. Call after
noan, 724 East 13th st. Danlgren, owner,
care Oregonlan. '
FOR SALE THREE MODERN SIX-ROOM
houses, close in; Income property, netting lo
per cent- Apply owner, Osborn Hotel, Grand
GRAIN, STOCK, FRUIT AND DAIRY
ranches In Oregon and Washington. See ua
before buying. McArthur & Mahoney, 242
SOME GREAT BARGAINS ALONG THE
line of the O. W. P. electric railway. O. R.
Addlton, Lents, Or. Mount Scott car, 5c
FOR SALE NEW 8-ROOM HOUSE AND LOT.
corner Dupont and Benton, between ferry
and steel bridge. Inquire on premises.
i'OU SAuJ- lO-KOOM. HOUSE AND TWO
lots in best residence portion of city, cheap.
Auply Mrs. W. A. Daly. 533 Morrison.
FOR SALE 5-ROOM HOUSE. LOT 6SxlW.
lawn and fruit trees. CI 3 East 26th sc. near
Clinton Kelly School. Woodstock car.
FOR SALE NEW, MODERN FIVE-ROOM
cottage and large lot, near car line; close in,
$1100. Groener & Co., 1654 3d at.
$1630 5-RQOM HOUSE. BATH. PANTRY.
. lot 100x125; fruit trees; 2 blocks car. Slsley.
FOR SALE ALL KINDS OF PROPERTY
cheap. Call at Veranda Hotel. Mllwaukle. or.
FiVE-ROOM COTTAGE FOR SALE, ALL
modern Improvements; $1000. 205 Fargo Bt.
FOR RENT FARMS.
150-ACRS FARM UNDER HIGH STATE OF
cultivation; few hours' drive from Portland;
cheap cash rent to right party. V 84$, Oro
gonlan. TUlllE't LANDS FOR SALE.
A SNAP FOR A LOGGER 644 ACRES FIR
and cedar, being N. and KE. of SW., sec
tion 7. and NW. 4 and W. of SB. and
NE of SE. section i, all in township lo N.,
PIE, Cowllts County, at $lo per acre.
Xf. W. Faulkner, owner, Anita, la. No
FOUR GOOD FIR TIMBEK RELINQUISH
ments; cruise 6,000,000 to each claim; 10
choice yellow pine timber claims; 5 farm
homesteads; all Al locations; reliable; cruis
er's fees reasonable. William Hawks, room
3oS Commercial block, cor. 2d and Washing
THE MICHIGAN TIMBER CO.,
Headquarters for Michigan and Wisconsin
FOREST RESERVE SCRIP FOR SALE IN
large or small blocks; ready for Immediate
delivery. L. W. Whiting. 408 Ablngton bldg.
Finest homestead lanas and timber Istzsa;
also holding timber for scripping in. state.
Ogden. Maxwell & Perry. Ablngton bldg.
LEWIS Jb MEAD TIMBER CQ TIMBER,
farms and real estate. 204 McKay bldg.