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NOT ENOUGH FISH
iGreat Shortage In Season's
'ALU ALONG PACIFIC COAST
VQsa&tltr ob. Market Is 2,000,000
Cases Less Than Lait Year Sca
i sob: Almost Total Failure ob
'Z. Paget Sound and ob Frazer.
With 2,000.000 cases less of salmon In the
market than at this time last year Pacific
Coast prices are growing pretty stiff. The
Eastern trade has been slow to awaken to
the reality, bjit it is getting Its eyes open
Columbia River packers won't profit
from the rising prices because they are
Sold out. "I doubt," said a packer yes
terday, "If the Columbia River has 5000
The Pacific Coast pack this year is 1,000,
00 cases smaller than it was last year
and 2,000,000 cases short of the output in
1901. Last year about 1.000,000 cases went
,over from the preceding pack. The output
of the canneries raised the available sup
ply to 5.000,000 cases. This year no stocks
are carried over and the new supply will
be about 3,000,000 cases.
"No," said a Columbia River packer,
"we're not sorry we're sold out. We had
contracts at profitable figures and made
our deliveries. The bulk of the Columbia
pack went at $1.35 for pound taels. Since
then the market has moved up to $1.40.
But it's merely a nominal market; no sup
plies are to be had."
Big: Shortage on Sound.
A big shortage exists on Puget Sound,
Where extreme estimates place the output
jDf sockeyes at 140,000 cases. Last year the
sockeye pack there was 339,000 cases and
the year before that it was 1,103,000. It's
a decidedly gloomy outlook for the Puget
Sound packers, and they have suffered
3ieavy losses. Their sockeye season is
ended and the market offers no Induce
ment for packing cohoes and chums. Last
year Puget Sound put up 100,000 cases of
cohoes and 95,000 cases of chums, but
very few will be packed this season. Puget
Sound is a miserable failure In comparison
with Its 539.000 cases of salmon in 1902 and
1,416,000 cases in 190L
Alaska and British Columbia Short.
The Alaska output gives promise of
being 500,000 cases short of last year. The
exact Alaska figures will -not be available
lor some time yet. Reports are conflict
ing. "If Alaska puts tip 1.500,000 cases of
reds," said a packer yesterday, -"it will be
doing well." Last year the output of
Alaska reds was between 1,750,000 and
2,000,000. The most liberal estimates for
this season make out a big shortage.
1 British Columbia may fall 200,000 cases
behind its sockeye output of 1902. The run
of sockeyes has been deplorable, both in
Fraser River and the Northern fisheries
of British Columbia. The sockeyes Is an
nounced to be but 1SO.O00 cases, which is
100,000 cases less than that of last year.
All along the coast, in Alaska, British Co
lumbia, Washington, Oregon and Califor
nia the packs are short, and their aggre
gate will fall 1,000,000 cases or more below
ast year's product.
In 1901 and 1902 the Pacific Coast Pack
Alaska 2.032.83S 2.03S39
British Columbia 1,206,473 625,982
Plight Sound .-. 1,414,990 538,997
Columbia Elver 251.2G5 3S2.704
Wlllapa 71.300 04.085
Gray's Harbor 51.900 58.000
Sacramento 17,500 14,043
-Klamath River ...... 2.375 2,600
Totals 5,048.773 4,224,750
Total estimated In 1903, 3,000,000 cases.
Packers Can't Fill Contract.
Puget Sound packers have fixed $L50 as
he price for talis and $LC0 for fiats. These
figures are. not in the market, however,
for there Is really no market at all. Re
ports from there are to the effect that
packers are not filling one-third of their
contracts. On Columbia River the con
tracts are usually subject to pack, but
how they run on Puget Sound is not well
known here. And inasmuch as salmon
are impossible to get, it will go hard with
unsuccessful packers who are compelled
to find salmon for deliveries. The market
tor Puget Sound sockeyes opened this
season at $1.10 for talis. Their actual
value at present, If there was a market,
"would probably be about $1.30. Columbia
Rivers opened at $1-35 and have gone up
to $1.40. The Alaska market has not yet
opened, but, when it does so, the price
of reds may start at $1.15 or $1.20. "There's
ino need of juggling with figures this year
!to save the market," said a canneryman.
.Since 1S9S prices have been:
, Columbia. Puget,
River. Sound. Alaska.
,1898 $1.05 $0.93 $0.90
1899 1.25 l.51.10 95
1900 1.501.70 1.231.40 1.10
11901 1.501.40 1.00 95092
il002 1.35 1.25 0592fc
11903 - 1.351.45 1.10
Annual Paclc Since ISO 7.
Since 1S97 the Pacific Coast pack has
been disposed of as follows, according to
the trade Register:
Carry-over from 1S9G ................. None.
Consumption 1. 3,000,000
Great Demand Prom Abroad.
London and Liverpool markets will
make heavy requisitions on Alaska on ac
count of the failure of British Columbia.
"The market Is going to be good and
sun," was the remark of a Columbia
packer, "but we're not in it. Tes. it looks
Tvell for us next year, and yet you can't
tell, iou see when you get prices up to
$1.50 you've got a very, sensitive, unstable
"But the shortage at Puget Sound Is
going to be a good thing for Columbia
River. It lifts the pressure of Puget
Gound from one pack. A great deal of
Puget Sound stuff is sold under Columbia
River labels. That's what hurts our bus
iness. Already we Columbia packers feel
the relief. We have noticed that places m
the middle West absorb our salmon now
more readily. We could probably have
disposed of 150,000 more cases -without
very much depression from present prices
But that year 1901 was a corker for us
Columbia folks. Under a 5,000,000 Pacific
Coast pack our prices went down to $1.05."
There has been a general cleaning up on
the Columbia River "until little old or new
stock remains In first hands.
Condition on Fraser River.
Charles Corby, manager of the Pacific
Selling Company, last week said in an in
terview at Seattle:
I have Just returned, from a visit to Van
couver, New "Westminster and Stevenson, B,
C, at which lf.tter point, on the Fraser, most
of the salmon canneries are located, and the
conditions, so ar as the pack of sockeyes for
the ecason is concerned, are most deplorable.
The run bas been virtually a failure, the total
pack, up to this time, being: only about 180,000
cases, as compared with about 950,000 cases
fcifc-iiuiaber. cf the! canaerle jrero preparing
tn 1nai, 'fnr tfcjt -nn nfl u it TH reported
by th Fish Commtesloaer for British Columbia.
int nn fn Wm!tihAi of -TPfc no SOCk.
eye salmon had yet reached the spawning
STOunos or tne upper eraser, a meeting
called by tha Fraser -River Packers" Assocla-
tlBTL thrrmirh It tprrot.irv Mr. TV. T. Burdls.
by wire, to the Minister of Marine and Fish
eries at Ottawa, advising' that It was lmpera-
to declare a cloze season from Aucust 29 to
September 12, Inclusive, In order to savo mo
industry from threatened annihilation.
TMthr thmiifVi n lnrV- nf nnnrpclalion Of tha
actual conditions by the officials of the de
partment, or on account of a possible general
election in the near ruture, wmcn aeierreu
tha British Columbia members of Parliament
from fcrclns the issue as opposed to the fish
ermen, nrho tpera not in favor of a close sSa-
son, the department declined to take any ac
tion toward that end, an& t loom auif as
though the earners on Puget Sound would do
made to suffer equally with their Canadian
cousins across the border.
Price Don't Compensate tor Short
Since my return" hero prices have been made
upon Pusret Sound sockeyes In the American
market on the basis of $1.50 for tails; $1.60
for flats, and $1 for half-pounds, and which.
while they may appear high, aro not sufficient
ly so to protect the canneries engaged in the
Industry from a heavy loss; nor, as a matter
of fact, are they nearly as high as salmon
values were a year ago, when. In proportion
to the pack, the demand was not equal to
that which exists throughout the world for this
Within the past 15 years Columbia River
salmon has been sold as .high as $2 per dozen,
f. o. b.7- Coast, and within the past five years
a large percentage of the pack of Puget Sound
sockeyes was marketed on the basis of $1.40,
$1.55 and 95o for tails, flats and halves, re
spectively, at a time when, comparatively
speaking, there was sufficient to supply the
normal requirements of the then consumptive
"When It Is taken into consideration that at
the present time we are face to face with
a total shortage of 2,000,000 cases of salmon, at
a time when the consumptive demand Is
greater than ever before In the history of the
trade. It would 'seem as though the conditions
fully warranted the action taken by the pack
ers, and that the natural laws of supply and
demand will dispose of the pack, limited as
It is. In due season.
In connection with tho prices which have
been named for the pack of Puget Sound sock
eyes. there Is one feature which the domestio
market will have to contend against this sea
eon, and that la the extraordinary demand for
red fish from the United Kingdom, Australia
and South Africa.
The United Kingdom alone, from September,
1901. to September, 1902, imported upwards of
1,700,000 cases -of red salmon, and the stocks
reported there at this time are less than
500,000 cases, as compared with 1,200,000 cases
on hand at the same date last year. Prices
have advanced at London and Liverpool 5 shil
lings per case since July 1, and there are those
who predict a further advance of from 2 to 3
shillings, on account of the shortage now re
ported from all the red salmon districts. As
a matter of fact, tho reports up to this time
would indicate that there have not been suf
ficient sockeye salmon packed to fill the normal
requirements of tho English market until the
new pack Is available without taking Into
consideration the demand from other export
centers and the United States domestic market.
In the columns of a morning paper I notice.
an editorial on the shortage of salmon, from
which I quote as follows: "The pack of Bock
eye salmon for the' year Is only about one-
third as large as was anticipated. This will
reduce by an enormous amount the ordinary
season's disbursements in this Industry on
This Is misleading to a very great extent.
and the article in question was evidently writ
ten by one who is rot thoroughly conversant
with the conditions, as It is a well-known fact
that a failure of the pack on Puget Sound
will affect disbursements much less than in
any other waters where salmon Is packed. The
reasons for this are obvious, and many, one of
the principal being that complete preparations
are required to be made by the conditions on
Puget Sound long before the date upon which
the salmon run Is supposed to commence. The
driving, equipment and maintenance of traps
is a very heavy Item, the cost of which for
putting In and maintaining ranges from $SO0O
to $16,000 per trap for tho season.
Canneries must be placed In commislson, tin.
solder, pig lead, box shooks, labels and a
thousand and one necessities that go toward
making up and completing the pack must be
on hand. Tugs, cannery-tenders, plledrivers,
flshscrews, dories, crews and equipment, all
of which cover a very large expenditure, must
be provided for and be ready when the season
opens. Another large item of, expense Is the
Chinese contract, which Is an all-important
factor in the putting up of a pack.
SQUALL RIPS UP TENTS.
Soldiers nt Gearbart Have Taste of
GEARHART, Or., Sept. 6. (Special.)
In spite of the fact that rain was one
of the prevailing features of the day at
Camp Summers, there was a large crowd
of visitors who spent most of their time
In taking in the sights of the camp
grounds. There were a number of people
direct from Portland, but most of them
.came from Astoria and Seaside.
Late Saturday night, long after every
one was asleep and when least expected,
a squall came up from the south and
forced its way through the camp, rip
ping up a number of the tents, including
Captain Smith's and Major McDonnell's.
The wind, in lifting Major McDonnell's
tent, broke his mirror and the Major, be
ing rather superstitious, has begun, to
worry because he is afraid of having
seven years' bad luck. The rain which
commenced to fall heavily last night con
tinued most all Sunday in a drenching
manner and most of the boys will sleep
on wet beds tonight.
There were church services In the old
Auditorium In the forenoon conducted by
Chaplain W. S. Gilbert Almost every
man in the camp who was not on guard
or special detail was present and the
chaplain thanked them for their good at
tendance. The subject of the sermon
was "Patriotism and the Soldier." Mrs.
Walter Reed sang "Thy Will be Done,"
and Miss Agnes Watts and Mrs. Reed in
duet sang "Morning Land." During the
service the congregation sang a number
of National hymns.
At 3 P. M. Colonel Gantenbeln ordered
the troops out to be reviewed by General
Summers. The men made a fine showing
and the General complimented Colonel
Gantenbeln upon their good work. Thero
was an Immense crowd standing on one
of the ridges watching the movements
Tho sun had found Its way through the
clouds Just before the parade and several
good photographs were taken.
Immediately after the review the Nine
teenth United States Infantry Band gave
a short concert in front of the Colonel's
headquarters, but was forced to quit on
account of another downpour.
Colonel Whiting of the hospital division
made the statement today that the camp
was in the very best sanitary condition,
in fact that it Is the most healthful camp
he ever saw. There has been no sickness
worthy of mention.
Corporal Upton of Company H was de
tailed to assist In the work of the ad
jutant's headquarters. There is one thing
at Gearhart whleh Is not common around
military camps and that Is so few clrls,
They are very scarce. Among those
present at the camp today were Captain
Caulklns and wife. Captain Caulkins was
Admiral Dewey's navigator and stood on
the bridge with the Admiral during the
battle of Manila. The Colonel announces
that the reviews next Wednesday and
Thursday by General Funston and staff.
Governor Chamberlain and staff and
Colonel Huston and staff will take place
at 3 P. M. on those days.
Mrs. Wise Wants a Divorce.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 6. A suit for
divorce was yesterday filed by Cella
Wise against David Samuel Wise, on the
ground of failure to provide. They were
married at Portland, Or., November 12,
1898. Mrs. Wise claims that for more
than a year, he has not provided for her,
though amply able to do so. She asks
for a divorce and $50 a month alimony,
She asserts her- husband owns "oronertv
and' has good Income, but has done her
GOING TO FIND OUT
Senator Mitchell Leaves To
night for Washington.
HE WILL SEE MR. HITCHCOCK
Wants to Know Just How the Dele
gation Stands on Land Office- Ap
pointments Snider and "Wat
son Choice for Lakevlew.
Many gentlemen of quality have called
upon Senator Mitchell In room "500" tho
past few day3. Yesterday was a particu
larly strenuous Sunday with the Senator.
All the commotion comes from the an
nouncement that the Senator will Imme
diately depart for the EastV
The various heads of departments In tho
political organization have all or nearly
all paid their respects. Those who have
not yet called will do so today, for, It
the Senator can get away tonight, he will
start Eastward by way of Tacoma. Last
week the announcement was that he would
depart Tuesday night or "earlier If ho
Senator Mitchell's rooms have been tho
scene of many conclaves lately, and groups
of gentlemen, have been eagerly watching
for the smoke therefrom. Last night C.
H. .Carey, chairman of the County Central
Committee; W. F. Matthews and Repre
sentative J. N. Williamson were among
the distinguished guests at "500." Judge
Carey and Mr. Matthews wended their
way into the hotel together from the Yam-hill-street
entrance. Many other digni
taries have been there, conspicuously
members of the County Central Committee
The Senator has endeavored since his
return home to get the organization Into
good working order. He does not stay
long enough to see all tho preliminaries
finished; therefore ho will leave the ful
fillment of his plans to his friends and to
the leaders of the County Central Com
mittee. The proposed "advisory commit
tee" of 11 members has not yet been ap
pointed, nor has any headway been made
toward creating such a body to wield the
powers of the County Central Committee.
This reorganization Is one of the matters
which the Senator will leave to the cen
The Senator will not return to Wash
ington at once, but he will reach the Na
tional capital very soon. His departure
hence will relieve him from the impor
tunities of gentlemen who desire office
and give him a respite from the many
matters which have been crowded upon
him. His arrival at Washington will en
able him to ascertain just where the dele
gation stands with President Roosevelt on
appointments to Federal Jobs.
The Knowles affair and the determina
tion of the President to rid the Lakevlew
Land Office of Brattaln and Bailey right
away are understood to furnish motives
for Senator Mitchell's early departure for
the National capital. It Is assumed In
political circles that he will make Btralght
for the Interior Department,- and Secre
tary Hitchcock, to find out the exact
status of Oregon Land Office matters.
Having acquired this Information, he will
know how to proceed In regard to the
Land Office appointments. Senator Fulton
will probably start for Washington the
middle of this month, and Representative
Williamson will leave about the same
time. The time of Representative Her
mann's departure Is not known.
The resolve of tho President to let out
Brattaln and Bailey caused a good deal of
comment among the politicians yesterday.
And the intention of the President to ap
point men of his own selection, should
the Oregon delegation fail Immediately to
recommend men for the two offices, has
augmented the political buzz. From the
Information which the delegation gives out
there does not seem to be any change In
the sentiment of the members as to rec
ommendations. C. U. Snider, of Lake
view, Is understood to be the delegation's
choice for Recelver-at Lakevlew, and J. N.
Watson, of Paisley, for Register. But the
delegation has not made up its mind as to
the Reglstershlp, inasmuch as Representa
tive Hermann wants Brattaln retained.
At Burns, the successor to Charles New
ell, Receiver, will be C. E. Kenyon, A. W.
Gowan pr J. J. Donnegan. J. H. Booth,
Receiver at Roseburg, and J. T. Bridges,
Register, seem to, bo in direct lino for
"THE CALL OF THE WILD,"
Rev. W. E. Randall Attribntes Vice
to Latent Barbarism in Sinn.
"Shame that the city of Portland de
sires to derive revenue from open doors
of disaster to manhood," said Rev. Wll
Ham E. Randall last night In his sermon
in Central Baptist Church, East Side,
on "The Call of the Wild and Its Con
quest." The sermon was called out by
Jack London's story entitled "The Call
of the "Wild."
"A suggestive story recently appeared
In a well known publication under the
title 'The Call of the Wild.' Buck was
a four-year-old California dag, a noble
specimen of tho canine family. Petted
and privileged, he approached the height
of attainment. Incident to the Klondike
excitement of 1S97, Buck was stolen and
ensiavea. wnen a orutat man put a
rope around his neck, the latent 'wild'
awakened. Under the law of tooth and
fang, Instincts long dormant became alive
again. The remote past of his ancestry
throbbed through him. He responded to
mysterious voices from the forests, and
with regained liberty went upon long
journeys. Transformation was soon com
pletcd and Buck joined a band of wild
"Doubtless 'The Call of the Wild with
its penalty of reversion Is universal.
Animals hear it and, responding retro
grade. Plants hear it. Not resisted by
the assistance of man, the beautiful rose
becomes the wild thing of the hedge-row.
Men hear it. Not resisted with the as
slstance of God, the splendid being with
unmeasured possibilities experiences
tragic moral decline.
"There are disappointing exceptions to
the good results attending Indian training
at Carlisle, Chemawa, and other Govern
ment schools. Students upon leaving
school hear the call of the wild, put on
native dress and face paint and relapse
"August, 1903, presents a paradox. Our
battleships are dispatched to a coast well
civilized 3000 years ago. The Unspeakable
Turk responds to the call of tho wild.
The spirit of the past .reappears with all
the brutality of vandal hordes.
"Our homeland affords a spectacle but
little less revolting. Black fiends and
white fiends committing unmentionable
crimes. Men frenzied, ferocious, more
brutal than wild animals, torturing, and
burning these criminals. Preliminary to
these crimes and the awful retribution Is
the call of the wild.
"Persecutions that have made religious
history a record written In crimson were
not inspired by strains of heavenly music,
but by the call of the wild. In the back
ground of every scene of oppression are
persons whose hearts are responding to
the call of the wild. We unearth fossils
of men that went t their deaths clutch
ing wooden mallets and stone battle
axes. Archaeologists of the future, in
vading the tombs of today, -will find em
balmed faces with hard lines.
"How take this human stuff, with its
I trends, its willing response to the call
of the "wild and' make gentle, merciful,
fair, clear-vimoned men? Task, for the
home, the school, the press, the church.
the four great forces for human wel
"The stohm dog heard and responded
to the call of the wild because condi
tions wero deliberately made hard for
him. Shame that the city of Portland
desires to derive revenue from open doors
of disaster to manhood. In his inaugural
message, our honored mayor said, It is
within our power and our plain duty to
protect public decency.' Within a few
days scores of doors of lndency were
closed. If there is law sufficient to lift
vice 12 feet into upper rooms, there Is
power to blow it sky-high or land it
without the city limits writh other slaugh
ter-houses. With reference to the gam
bling evil, the message said (In part):
1 can see no reason why this ordi
nance may not be enforced so as to pre
vent the running of such games as faro.
roulette and the like, which aro neces
sarily more or less of a public nature. I
want to see a stop put to professional
gambling at places known and advertised
by pimps and procurers, into which the
young. Inexperienced and unwary are en
ticed to be robbed and frequently ruined.
"If there is warrant of law for raid
ing a Chinese den, there Is ample law
for consummating tho Mayor's wishes.
God forbid that the city of Portland shall
settle down Into confirmed partnership
In this business of soul-slaylng. Upon
whose head will be tho blood of scores of
wayward youths pushed down to hell,
parents with broken hearts, and souls
GOOD WORK FOR SALVATION.
Colonel Brengle Addresses Overflow
ing Andlcnccs and Wins Converts.
The special meetings which the Salvation
Army Is holding at the hall occupied by-lt3
Corps No. 4, at 128 First street, continued
yesterday under tho direction, of Major
Dubbin, who Is in command of this de
There wero services in the morning.
afternoon and evening, at which Colonel
Brengle preached and Ensign Mabee sang.
The hall was crowded last night, and some
were turned away for lack of room. Men
and women stood up throughout the even
ing and gave attentive hearing to the
powerful sermons of the great evangelist.
There was a larga attendance of army
workers, and the meeting was an unqual
ified success. At each of tho services held
thus far there have been conversions, and
the cause of religion has been strength
ened and benefited through the efforts of
Colonel Brengle. The Salvation. Army in
Portland Is fortunate in having faithful
and earnest workers, and its officers are
men and women of intelligence and force.
Tho army is perhaps the greatest agency
for good in the city, and the assistance
of the distinguished officers who have vis
ited Portland during the past year has
done much to strengthen It and broaden
At the morning meeting Colonel Brengle
took for his text Hebrews 12adv, "Follow
peace with all men and holiness, without
which none shall see the Lord," and spoke
in part as follows:
"Holiness Is a necessary requisite to en
ter Heaven, but this Is not enough; we
must have peace with our fellow man.
Some people seek God and want to go to
Heaven, -but they retalq a grudge in their
hearts against somebody. They cannot
find him. Why? Because of this grxidge.
If you want to find God, first settle the
difficulty with your neighbor, be recon
ciled, and then God will be nigh unto
We must be channels through which
God can flow blessings unto others, but
not like some people who tell God, 'I want
to be a channel through which you can
bless some one; make me a blessing to
this one or that one whpm I like, but not
that man or that woman. I don't like
them; they lied about me, they swindled
me, they have slighted me.'' If you do
like that, God can never bless you. But If
you will love all men even though they
have grievously wronged, you, then God
will pour his blessings- upon you and fill
your soul with Heaven. Oh, if all men
would live after this fashion, this world
would be heaven-begun.
"God wants holy people, holy hearts.
What is holiness? It Is to be free from
anger, grudges, malice, pride, lust, envy
and all evil things which war against tho
souL Without this deliverance wo cannot
get to Heaven.
"Sin almost ruined this world: has
blighted lives and homes, divided families
and communities; and God will not allow
It to mar the peace, beauty and holiness
or Heaven. Sin cannot enter Heaven."
This morning Colonel Brengle will con
duct an officer's council at which the lead
ers In the work In the city and surround
ing towns will discuss ways and means.
There will be an evangelistic service In
the afternoon, and the meetings will con
clude this evening.
From here Colonel Brengle and Ensign
-aiaoee win visit the towns of Eastern
Oregon, and will return East, holding
meetings in Jiuano and Utah.
SPIRITUALISTS' FINAL MEETING.
Close, of State Convention Marked by
The State Spiritualist Association, which
has been holding Its annual session In this
city the past week, closed Its meetings
yesterday, when services wero held
throughout the day.
At 11 A. M. the association was ad
dressed by E. S. Greenfield. Cantain J. H.
McMillan ami Jl nrnnhpr nf nthiara TVia
discussions were deVoted to the good of
tne spiritualist cause, and were listened
to wun great interest.
At the afternoon session Colonel n. A
Reed delivered the principal address, and
In the evening Rev. G. C. Love, Dr.
George W. WIgg and Charles F. Goode
were the sneakers. A snecial musical
programme was rendered, and there were
a number of recitations. There were nn
public tests yesterday, and the meetings
were devoid of sensational features.
According to the officers of the associa
tion, the spiritualist movement Is growing
In Oregon. During the present convention
a cnarter was issued to a society at
Grant's Pass, having a membership of 23.
New societies will shortly be organized at
.Bauer vaty, Asniand and Astoria.
Will Present a Wage Scale.
TELLURDDE, Colo., Sept 6. At
meeting of. tho Miners' Union held
Ophir, it was decided to present a scale
of wages and hours to the mino managers
similar to the demand made upon the
mine managers of Telluride last Monday
at. is expectea tnat tne committee w
present the scale tomorrow. The eeneml
belief Is that the mine managers will re-
iuso to make any change In present con
dltlons and that this provmg true, i
strike will be called and as a. conse
quenco the entire mining Industry of San
Miguel County will be tied up.
There is no change in the strike situa
tion in Telluride. Over 100 men left the
city today destined for Montana and
Idaho. It is estimated that nearlv
men have left this camp since the in
augurauon of the strike last Tuesday.
Lay Concrete Around Monument.
The building committee of the Lone Fir
Monument Association will lut- a mn.
tract today for laying concrete sidewalk
arouna tne snait in Park Block, Lone
Fir cemetery. The walk .win h iniri fn
a circle around the shaft, leaving spaces
at the Corners Of the momimpnf fnr p-mao
This is the first step toward beautifying
the grounds of the shaft Money Is now In
sight to send for the metal figure which
will surmount, the monument At the last
meeting or Humner Post, No. 12, G. A. R.,
an appropriation of $25 more was made
towara tne monument fund.
Lodge Talks With President Lonbet.
PARIS, Sept 6. President Loubet today
gave an auaience to senator Lodge.
For all troubles arising from urinary lrrita
Meier tik Frank Company Meier & Frank Company
STORE CLOSED ALL DAY
The first showing of the New Dress
Shapes the handsomest and most ex
tensive display of high-class Headgear
ever attempted in this city nearly one
hundred imported models are included.
Including all the magnificent New
Costumes, Wraps, Suits, Jackets, Waists
and Skirts. The showing by far the
largest and best ever seen in the West
not a new thing not a pretty garment
is missing 2d. Floor.
NOTHING IF NOT ORIGINAL
DISTINGUISH!: FEATURE OF THE
Kangaroo Conrt Where High, and'
Low Will Be Judged Opening: Pa
rade to Be One Blaze of Light.
If ever there was push and energy in
evidence In the preparatory stages of a
big amusement enterprise, ft Is to be
witnessed In the work in progress in con
nection with tho Merchants' and Manufac
turers' Carnival. The M. A. A. C. grounds,
where tho carnival will be held, Is a veri
table hive of Industry. The various com
mittees are working day and night Each
succeeding day see3 an enormous amount
of work disposed of. All this augurs well
for the success of the coming carnival.
That the 1903 carnival, under the aus
pices of the vigorous, enthusiastic and
popular Multnomah Amateur Athletic
Club, will be a great success there is no
longer any question. It will be more than
a success; It will be the most successful
carnival probably ever held on the Pacific
Coast There Is much upon which to pre
dicate this seemingly extravagant proph
ecy. The best aggregation of carnival at
tractions ever shown In Portland, a large
number of special features original with
the amusement genius of the Multnomahs
and low rates on all lines of railway and
steamboats, combine to make success cer
tain. Despite the magnitude of tho work under
way on attractions already decided upon,
new features are being added almost daily.
One of the latest and happiest thoughts
of the amusement committee, and one that
promises to7 make a hit, Is a kangaroo
court that will deal out justice without
fear or favor each night from 6 o'clock
until the gates close. This feature of
the carnival will be in charge of Sidney
Loewenburg and C. H. Grltzmacher. A
patrol wagon will bring the subjects of
this court to the bars of Justice, and
neither the dignified occupants of the
bench nor the rustic country swain
munching peanuts while viewing the
dazzling array of attractions will escape.
A country storo, with half a dozen fea
tures never before dreamed of, will be an
other special attraction.
Much work Is being done on tne wurz
burger Strasse, which will occupy aprom
inent place on the west end of the
grounds. This will be a promenade 400
feet long, brilliantly Illuminated and of
easy access by a wide stairway, where
light refreshments may be obtained.
One special feature 13 being kept sub
rosa. This Is a discovery made at the
outskirts of the city and will probably be
exhibited in a tent by .itself
The opening day, September 14, promises
to witness one of the most gorgeous
pageants ever seen in this city. Upon this
day will take place tho parade of the
King and Queen. Harry Copeland, who
is chairman of the committee in charge
of this feature. Is practically working
night and day to make it'a success. His
excellency, Governor Chamberlain, Mayor
"Williams and the City Council -will par
ticipate in the functions of opening day.
The parade will be something out of the
ordinary. From a big tallyho, drawn by
six horses, 35 enthusiastic Multnomah
boys will blaze the way through the
streets selected for the line of march, with
5000 Roman candles and 200 pounds of red
fire. The procession will form at the
carnival grounds at 7' P. M. and move
down Fourteenth street to "Washington,
east on "Washington to Third, south on
Third to Morrison, and west on Morrison
into the grounds, where the formal open
ing ceremonies will take place. The pro
cession will not disband until after it has
passed in review before the King and
Qneen, seated upon their thrones. Fea
tures of the opening ceremonies will be
the tendering of the. keys of the city by
the Mayor and tho coronation of the King
Every member of -the M. A. A. C. not
OUR NEW CARPET AIND
Tomorrow morning we will be ready to wel
come you in our new carpet and drapery depart
ments on the second floor. They are now almost
completed and as we have moved all carpet and
drapery stock up there, we trust you will call and
see our large and varied stock of these goods.
We shall now commence work on our first
floor, which will be completely remodeled and re
decorated. We shall not allow this work to in
terfere with our daily business, so don't hesitate
to call upon us.
WE CORDIALLY INVITE
TULL & GIBBS
SUCCESSORS TO H. C. BREED EN CO.
actively tied up with committee work on
the opening night Is expected to procure
a costume ana take part In the parade.
The outriders of the Queen have already
been selected, while the maids of honor
and full court are In dally training.
According to advices received from va
rious points in the interior of the state,
the attendance from outside points will
be exceptionally large. The dates selected
for the carnival, September 14 to 23, meet
with general approval, and several large
excursions are already hooked.
Carnival Directors Meet Tonight.
The directors of the Multnomah car
nival have called a general meeting of tho
club members to be held in the gym
nasium this evening for the purpose of
discussing and completing plans for cer
tain features of the carnival.
Every member of the club 13 expected
to be present as Important mattera ara
to come before the meeting.
BEADS, BEAD NEEDLES.
"White and turquoise. Frohman Indian
Basket Rooms, Portland Hotel, parlor C.
Address nt Y. M. C. A. Meeting
Rev. C. Ross Baker, D. D., pastor of
the Baptist Church of Boise, Idaho, de
livered a helpful address at the Toung
Men's Christian Association yesterday
afternoon on "The Elements of Success."
Helpful7 as were the words, there wa3
still more Inspiration In tho man behind
Bnrlington Store Gnttcd hy Fire.
BURLINGTON, la.. Sept 6. The Paris
store was gutted by fire today and smoke
and water damaged adjacent stocks. Loss,