Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, December 09, 1904, Page 7, Image 7

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Lawyers Presence Fails to
Move Port of Portland.
Bowers Company Seeks Payment on
an Ancient Claim, but Commis
sion Says No Bids fop We '
nona's Boiler Opened.
Most of the time of the two hours' ces
sion of the Port of Portland. Commission
yesterday was devoted to a discussion of
the merit of the rubber sleeves furnished
by the Bowers Rubber Company, of San
Francisco. These articles are used in join
ins the sections of pipe through which
the dredges discharge their material. Mr.
Gray, the representative of the company,
was on hand to press for the payment of
an old bill, and he was accompanied by
his attorney. Judge Charles H. Carey.
Tho Port of Portland entered into a
contract with the rubber company on Feb
ruary 21. 1902, for 36 sleeves. Twenty-six
were paid for. but the remaining ten were
found to be defective, and the payment for
them. $935.50. was held up. The board took
this action on the recommendation of Its
former engineer, J. B. C. Lockwood. The
report of Mr. Lock wood, the contract,
specifications and other papers relating to
the matter were read and the subject was
discussed at great length. It was shown
that the sleeves in question had not stood
the required test, but it was pointed out
by Mr. Gray and Judge Carey that they
had been subjected to unusual service. In
order to settle the matter, which has been
hanging fire for a long time, Mr. Thomas
moved that the bill be allowed in full.
Mr. 'Willis seconded the motion, but Mr.
Drlscoll opposed it, saying the company
had not fulfilled its contract, and Presi
dent Swigert declared the material had
not been according to specifications. On
the rollcall all the Commissioners voted
"No" except Messrs Thomas and "Willis.
Captain Spencer suggested that the
Bowers people be paid for tho Iron work in
connection with the sleeves, and a com
mittee consisting of Commissioners Drls
coll, Pease and "Willis was appointed to in
vestigate this matter and arrange a com
promise. The Columbia Contract Company, which
recently used the dredge Portland at Van
couver, asked that the charges be reduced,
as It was unable to operate the dredge the
lull time. The board agreed to cut down
the per diem charge one-half, exclusive of
the operating expenses.
The Peninsula Lumber Company, in a
letter, demanded that the Port of Port
land remove 100,000 yards of material de
posited by the dredge Columbia back of
the St. Johns dike. No action was taken,
the letter being placed on file.
The matter of fixing the 1905 Port of
Portland tax levy was referred to Com
missioners Adams and Willis with power
to act.
Bids for a new bollorfor the steamer
Wenona were then opened as follows:
Antoria Iron TVorks f2
Willamette Boiler "Works 1KW
Portland Boiler Works JJ
Marine Iron "Works. 18t
Mr. Thomas was in favor of giving the
contract to the "Willamette Boiler "Works,
as the lowest bidders. It specified a shell
7-32 of an inch in thickness, while the
others offered five-eightha iron. There
was eome controversy over the matter,
and it was decided to postpone it until
. next week, when the affair will ho settled
at tt'Sspecial meeting.
Wiil. Finish Her Cargo for Orient at
San Francisco.
The steamer Ellerlc arrived up early
yesterday morning and tied up at the
O. R. & N. dock at Albina. where a good
start" was made in loading her. Because
of her lateness in arriving, owing to her
slow trip across the Pacific and her de
tention at quarantine, much of tho
freight reservations on the steamer wero
cancelled, so she will have to go to San
Francisco to complete her cargo. Her
outward freight from this port will con
sist of about 1500 tons, of which 450 tons
will be flour, the remainder Iron, cotton
and miscellaneous goods. It is expected
to get the steamer away from here Sun
day. The regular liner Numantia will also
Fall on Sunday, carrying a full cargo of
WOO tons to tho Orient, consisting of 42,
29S barrels of flour and quantities of nails,
lumber, sewing machines and tobacco.
Requires Sails and Repairs.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. S. The schoon
er John G. North, bound from Port
Townsend to South American ports with
a cargo of lumber, put into this port to
day for a new set of sails and repairs
which were rendered necessary "by the
effects of a gale she encountered off the
mouth of the Columbia RIVer.
South Bend Mill Breaks Down.
SOUTH BEND, "Wash., Dec S. (Spe
cial.) Owing to an accident in the Simp
son mill last week, wherein an engine
was wrecked, the barkentine Arago was
this morning towed around to Aberdeen
"by the tug Astoria for a lumber cargo.
Domestic and Foreign Ports.
ASTORIA. Dec a Arrived down at 2:30 and
sailed, at 11:20 A. M. Steamer Columbia, for
Ban Francisco. Arrived dorm at 6 A. M. and
Young Girl Renounces the World
Miss Delia. Irene Daly of Seattle, Becomes Sister Mary
Rosalia Sister Mary Batnildis Takes Perpetual Vows.
mr NBEUNG in the quaint little chapel
m at St. Mary's Academy, with her
I I eyes on the .beautiful picture of the
Sacred Mother and Child, Miss Delia Irene
Daly, of Seattle, a beautiful 20-year-old
girl, whose parents live in Fremont, Neb.,
renounced the world forever, and took the
veil of sisterhood in the order of the
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and
Mary at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon.
A few minutes later. Sister Mary Bathfi
dis. who has been seven years in the
order, made her perpetual vows and gave
her life to the service of the church.
The services, presided over by Arch
bishop Christie and Rev. Father Murphy,
were very impressive. The chapel was
crowded with sisters of the order, pupils
at the Academy, and friends and relatives.
"Mcthinks it most appropriate, during
this feast of the Immaculate Conception,
for a young girl, pure In heart and mind",
to make the vows which bind her forever
to the services of Christ." said the arch
bishop. "The order of the Holy Names of
Jesus and Mary is a teachlng.order, whose
dufy it is to teach the young in the pro
tective and uplifting influence of the
church. A young woman could do no
nobler thing than to consecrate her life
to such a worthy and Godlike task."
His grace spoke briefly on the work of
tho order and commended those who were
about to link themselves to it forever.
The moments which followed were Im
pressive and solemn. Kneeling before the
archbishop, her eyes looking past him to
the image above. Miss Delia Irene Daly
declared her intention of taking the veil
of sisterhood and renouncing the world,
.forever. His trace questioned .the appli
sailed at 12:10 P. M. Steamer Alliance, for
Eureka. Sailed at 8 A. M. Steamer Elmore,
for Tillamook. Sailed at 11:20 A. M. Schoon
er J. M. Weathenrax, for San Francisco. Ar
rived down and sailed at 2:55. P. M. Steamer
Aberdeen, for San. Fraaclsco. Condition of the
bar at S P. M., moderate; wind eaat; weather
San. Francisco, Dec 8. Arrived at 8 A. M.
Steamer Aurella, from Portland. Sailed at
11:30 A. M. Steamer Geo. W. Elder, for Port
land. Arrived Schooner .Marion, from Gray's
Harbor; rt.ea.mer Breakwater, from Coos Bay.
Sailed Schooner Ensign, for Gray's Harbor;
schooner Volant, for Gray's Harbor; nteamer
ChJco, for Cocullle River; German steamer
"Karl and Ella, for Caroline Islands; schooner
W. H. Marston. for HHo.
W. C. T. U. Propose to Have Its Pro
visions Enforced.
PORTLAND. Dec 7. (To the Editor.) Will
yon please jmbllsh the following tobacco law
of the State of Oregon, which was enacted by
the request of the W. C T. IT.? We hope to
have it enforced.
Aeelstant'BecordlnB Secretary.
The law follows:
An act to prohibit the ale cf tobacco,
cigars, or garettes to minors under the age
of 18 years, and the use of tobacco, cigars
and cigarettes by each minors In ny public
place, and to repeal the act entitled. An act
to prohibit the sale of tobacco, cigars or cigar
ettes to minors nnder tho age of 18 years, ap
proved February 18. 1880. Enacted by the
Legislative Assembly of tb State of Oregon:
Section 1. It shall be unlawful to sell,
barter, trade, give or In anymanner furnish
to any minor under the. age of 18 years any
tobacco, cigar, or cigarette In any form, or
any compound In which tobacco forms a com
ponent part, without the written consent or
order of such minor's parent or guardian, and
when wich minor has no parent or guardian,
then in that case consent may be given by
the County Court, sitting for the transaction
of county business, upon the proper application
ln the county la which said minor may have
his residence.
Sec. 2. Any perwon violating the provisions
of this act shall, upon conviction, be fined In
any sum not lees than two dollars nor more
than fifty dollars.
Sec 3. It shall bo unlawful for any minor
under the age of 18 years to smoke, or In any
way use any cigar, cigarette or tobacco In
any form whatsoever In any public highway,
rtreet, place, square, or resort.
Sec 4. Any minor violating the provisions
of this act shall, upon conviction, be fined In
any cum not leas than one nor more than ten
dollars, or by Imprisonment at the option of
the court, two days for each often?.
Sec 3. Justices of the peace shall have
concurrent Jurisdiction with the Circuit Court
for all offenses arising under this acU
Sec 6. The act entitled. "An act to prohibit
the sale of tobacco, cigars, or cigarettes to
minors under the age of 18 years, approved
February 18, 18S9, and all other acts and parts
of acts Inconsistent with this act are hereby
repealed. Inasmuch as the present law upon
the subject is incomplete, and an emergency
exists, this act ahall be In force from and after
it approval by the Governor.
Commercial Interests of the Country
to Be Discussed.
Among the Institutes to be held during
the Exposition will probably be one relat
ing to the commercial Interests of the
country, for which plans are now being
formulated by a number of business men
who wtfl co-operate with the Exposition
management in securing such an institute
or congress, to oe neia aunng me
part of the Fair. The idea will be to get
the agents of the various groat commer
cial enterprises, for the purpose of ex
changing ideas regarding American com
mercial interests.
In a recent interview on this subject
Major Alfred Sears, an expert on South
American commerce, in outlining the pro
posed congress, says:
ot tnTi. A mpHrvnn 'bureau. sunDorted
by the" American republics, has done much
of late years to promote connaence ana
increase -commerce between nations rep
resented In its work. Many articles of use
and luxury are to be found south of the
equator on. .the Pacific Coast and then,
too, there is a market by direct purchase
for every production of the Pacific
"The freighters are in favor of the
southern voyage as compared with the
western passage into the region of ty
phoons, while the respective distances
rule in the same direction. American ex
ports to the Orient last year amounted
to $37,400,000, while to the South Pacific
ports they were of the value of 555,850,000.
Twelve nations control 18,000 miles' of
shore line along the American continent
and while extraordinary enterprise has
been shown in the development of our
commerce with the Orient, the superior
value of American trade with the ports of
this continent call for some such general
movement as this proposed commercial In
stitute in order to stimulate interest In
getting a share of the business of the
Southern ports on these waters now pay
ing dividends to Germany and England."
University Park Office Entered by
Burglars Early This Morning.
About 2 o'clock this morning the Uni
versity Park Postoffico was entered and
robbed of a quantity of stamps and 15
cents in money. Clerk Hemstoclc, hearing
suspicious noises, entered the office soon
after, and discovered results or the rob
bery. He notified the police immediately,
No clew of the robber's Identity could be
That man could own his own home If he
were not so extravagant." "Tfes. but what
would be the use? It he owned his home he
would simply mortgage it." Washington
cant closely, after the manner of the
ritual, and her answers came clear and
strong. In a voice thrilling with deter
mination. Miss Daly received the veil and retired,
to reappear in a few moments in the garb
of the order. Once more she kneeled be
fore his grace, while sisters detached the
white veil and clothed the supplicant with
other garments of the order.
Archbishop Christie looked at the can
didate closely, closed, his eyes a moment
in prayer, and then announced in a voice
that had a note of sweetness in it:
"Be known no more as Miss Delia Irene
Daly; hereafter be known as Sister
Mary Rosalia."
When Sister Mary Rosalia turned from
the altar her eyes were downcast, but on
her lips was the ghost of a smile a smile
full of sweetness, of purity, of satisfac
tion at her act. Sister Mary Rosalia came
to Seattle from her home In Fremont,
Neb., about three years ago, was edu
cated in a, convent and reached the de
termination to become a sister of the or
der and give her life in the order's service.
She passed the period of probation suc
cessfully and yesterday her desires were
gained. She Is known to the other sisters
of the order as a woman of sweet dispo
sition, intellectual, and Is expecled to be
come a model sister.
Sister Mary Batnildis, who took the per
petual vows, 'has been connected with the
order for seven years. She is at present
filling an important post at St. Mary's
High Mass at St. Francis.
High mass was celebrated yesterday
forenoon In St. Francis Church, East
Elsvacth. sat Oak streets,. In the presence
in His Mind the Special Legislative
Act of 1901 "in Regard to Fair
Grounds Is Not Repealed.
The opinion of Attorney-General Craw
ford that the special Legislative act of
1901. authorizing the State Fair Board to
regulate the sale of liquor .on the State
Fair grounds, has not been repealed by
the local option act, has given rise to tho
question whether the special acts con
tained in municipal charters giving the
same power to City Councils has been re
pealed or whether Councils can reassert
that power in towns and precincts of
towns which "went dry" November 8 or
which may "go dry" hereafter. But the
Attorney-General, In the same opinion,
held that that power of Councils is sus
pended in any town or precinct of a town
which adopts prohibition under the local
option law, inasmuch as that law makes
special reference to municipal charters.
Thus the local option law supersedes
charter provisions, permitting City Coun
cils to Issue licenses. The Attorney
General's opinion, therefore, harmonizes
with that of Judge George in the box
ordinance decision, who held that laws
at variance with the local option law
are suspended whenever the means pro
vided for doing so in the local option
law are adopted In prohibition elections.
Because the local option law makes no
mention of the act relating to the sale
of liquor at the State Fair, the rule is
held to prevail that the general law will
not repeal by Implication a prior special
act on the same subject.
The question as to the State Fair went
up to the Attorney-General from W. H.
Downing, president of the State Fair
Board. Says Mr. Crawford:
The first thing to determine is the efTect to
be given to the local-option law, and I am of
the opinion that It should be given tho same
consideration and have the same effect as
though enacted by the Legislature. The fact
that It became a law by direct vote of the
people In pursuance of Initiative petition, does
not give the act the standing of a constitu
tion, but tho amendment of our constitution
allowing direct legislation by means of Initia
tive petition Is only another mode of enacting
laws, and laws so created must be In har
mony with the constitution, and are subject
to the same rules of construction as acts
parsed by the Legislature.
The local-option law went Into effect June 24,
1904, upon proclamation of the Governor. It
was general throughout the state, and the
only question Is whether It repealed the special
act above referred to, giving the board power
to license the sale of liquor. There is no pro
vision in the latter act expressly repealing the
former, and It is a general rule of statutory
construction that a later statute, general In
Its nature and terms, and not expressly re
pealing a prior special statute, will ordinarily
not affect the special provisions of the earlier
statute, unless repeal Is expressly named or
necessarily Implied from the language of the
later statute and the subject-matter thereof.
What the Press Agents Say.
Famous Ben Greet Players in Great
Morality Play at the Marquam.
This afternoon at 3 o'clock the famous
Ben Greet players, of London, will pre
sent the great morality play of the 15th
century. "Everyman," at the Marquam
Grand Theater. The entire clergy of the
city have been invited to .witness this
sacred offering and many have accepted.
One of 'the most interesting of all tho
sentences penned by clergymen concern
ing "Everyman," Is by Archbishop Ryan,
of Philadelphia, who summed up briefly
his impression of "Everyman" in these
words: "I have heard many sermons,
and preached many, but never anything
as powerful as this." "Everyman" will
not be played tonight, but will be pre
sented again tomorrow afternoon- and
Fetching Farce-Comedy Well Done by
tie Stock Company.
For two more days only Portland play
lovers will have an opportunity to see
"Mistakes Will Happen" at the cozy Co
lumbia, and It is an opportunity that
should not be lost.
The play fairly scintillates with gems
of wit and drollery.
It Is both epigrammatic and humorous
a rare combination.
It is clean and pure. Not a single offen
sive word or Innuendo brings a blush to
the cheek of modesty.
To miss "Mistakes Will Happen" is the
greatest mistake that could happen 'to.
"Darkest Russia."
The engagement of "Darkest Russia"
at the Empire Theater will close Sat
urday night. Tomorrow afternoon there
will be a special bargain matinee, which
will give all lovers of intense drama an
opportunity of seeing- one of the great
Eastern successes at a very small price
of admission. It is the intention of the
management of the Empire Theater to
share with the public its profits on this
"The Prodigal Daughter."
"The Prodigal Daughter." the great
melodrama by Henry Pettlt and Sir Au-
of a great congregation that filled the
large auditorium to overflowing. Rev.
Father J. H. Black was the celebrant.
Gregorian chant by the boys' choir of 30,
attired In cassock and surplice, added
much to the Impresslveness of the serv
Feast of Immaculate Conception Ob
served in Catholic Churches.
The Feast of the Immaculate Conception.-
This is one of the great festivals
of the Catholic Church, and was cele
brated with pomp and stately ceremonial
yesterday In all churches of the Cath
olic faith. The occasion was alsa the
50th anniversary of the definition of the
dogma of the Immaculate Conception, In
stituted 50 years ago by Pope Pius IX. At
the cathedral of the Immaculate Concep
tion, at 10:30 o'clock yesterday morning.
Pontifical high mass was celebrated by
Archbishop Christie, assisted by these
priests: Assistant priest. Rev. Father
Thompson: deacon of the mass. Rev
.Father J. D. Murphy; subdeacon, Mr. De
Lormler; deacons of honor, Rev. Fath.
ers Hennessy and Mattlngly; master of
ceremonies, Ignatius Mclntee. Rev.
Father Hennessy preached the sermon on
the meaning of the feast. The altar of
tho blessed virgin, which was recently
provided with a beautiful statue of Car
rara marble, symbolic of the immaculate
conception, was decorated for the occa
slon. Last evening, appropriate services
were held in the cathedral and several
young women of the parish were received
as members of the Blessed virgin So
Mrs. Mary E. Meserve, of
Salisbury, Mass., was cured of
I Anaemia, a disease in which
there is an actual deficiency of
the blood, by the use of
Dr. Wiffitrnx' Pink P2k
for Pile People
She says: "The first symptom
was an unusual paleness. Later the
blood seemed to have all left my
body. I had shortness of breath and .
flattering of the hexrt; was de
pressed, morose and peevish. I suf
fered for two years. Physicians did
me, little good but I am now a well
wow in because I took twelve boxes
of Dr. Williams' Ptnk Pills."
These pills really make new
blood and have cured obstinate
cases of rheumatism, scrofula
and erysipelas. They are es
pecially useful to growing girls
. . SeU by all Dragpit.
gustus Harris, which Is. now in prepara
tion at the Columbia Theater, opening at
the regular Sunday matinee December
11. is undoubtedly the largest, most elab
orate and beautiful production yet put
forward by the superb Columbia Stock
Company. Tho play includes the entire
strength of the company, and the race
horse scene at least 100 extra people. It
will run all the week beginning next Sun
day afternoon and everyone should se
cure their seats early, as there will bo
a rush.
Advance Sale Today.
Florence Roberts, who opens what
promises to be a remarkably brilliant
engagement at 'the Marquam Grand on
Monday and Tuesday nights with "Zasa."
"Tes8 of the D'Drbcrvilles" is annuonced
for Wednesday night and will be followed
In turn on Thursday by the delightfully
funny romantic comedy ""The Adventure
of Lady Ursula." Friday night and Sat
urady afternoon Miss Roberts makes her
first essay here at the Ibsen drama. "A
Doll's House." Saturday night the en
gagement terminates with the presenta
tion of Gulmera's pretty romance of
Spain. "Marta of the Lowlands." The
supporting company is particularly strong
and ' Includes Melbourne MacDowcll as
leading man. The seat sale for all per
formances opens this morning.
"A Little Outcast."
E. J. Carpenter's "A Little Outcast"
company, with its splendid scenic equip
ment, will be the attraction at the Em-,
plre Theater four nights starting with a
matinee next Sundav. This hlrr "ou-
York production Is a melodrama cirthe
cleanest type, having every essence of
numan mteresy ana is, without doubt.
uiu tol Hung di lis Kinu yet proaucca.
"The Billionaire" at the Columbia.
Klaw and Erlanser's two-act musical
comedy, "The Billionaire," with 0 peo
ple In the company, will be tho attrac
tion at tho Columbia Theater next Thurs
day night and .Friday afternoon. Decem
ber 15 and 16. The advance sale of scats
will open next Tuesday morning, Decem
ber 13, in the lobby of the Marquam
Grand Theater.
The Grand Still Pleases.
The CTeat bill nresented n.t tho nrunfl
this week has drawn the largest audiences
of the season and It has given very gen
eral satisfaction. The performers seem to
have increased In nonularitv a th wool-
draws to a close, and many of the turns
now are applauded as they make their
first entrances. Th nirt nrffV,i Villi c
"by long odds the most magnificent that
nas ever Deen seen in .foriiana, ana it Is
likely to set the town on fire.
Amateur Night at Arcade.
Tonight Is amateur night at tho Ar
cade, when the begirmers in vaudeville
will appear In eccentric acts. The regu
lar progamme, with such star performers
as the Montague Sisters, dashing sou-
If so where?
Dry, hacking- cough? .
Foul tongue?
Loss of appetite?
Lack of energy?
Pain in stomach?
General weakness?
These are but a few of the signs of
Some others are: Wind in the stom
ach or bowels; constipation or diarrhea;
pale complexion; spots'before the eyes;
dizziness; loss of flesh; Irritability; sleep
lessness; nervousness.
All these symptom will plague and
torment you, and will never permanent
ly leave you, onfco you suffer from them;
only are sure. In time, to get worse, if
not treated by the best known scientific
method of cure Stuart's Dyspepsia
These curative tablets are composed
of Ingredients which modern knowledge
of the true Inward processes of diges
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safest, surest and most scientific com
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health brought on by this much-dreaded
A disease so "protean" or change
able in its manifestations, assuming so
many forms, characterized by so many
different symptoms that, more times
than not, it Is mistaken for some other
disease altogether, and the poor patient
may die. or at best allow the seeds of
permanent, chronic sickness, to germi
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So it is a real danger we ask you to
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Even if disordered digestion Is not
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They will help to make your food
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Shake off your sickness with Stuart's
Dyspepsia Tablets.-
A comfortable and good-looking chair makes
a substantial sort of Christmas present that ought
to please most anybody. We'd like you to take
a look at our Morris Chairs while you're doing
your holiday shopping. For comfort, good looks
and general worthiness they're rather out of the ordinary. Tifty new designs in golden oak,
weathered oak and mahogany. Some have rod backs and many of them have the automatic
back that you can adjust without getting up. They're all well made and handsomely finished
with comfortable cushions. We're always glad to show goods, so don't hesitate about stak
ing up our time. That's what we're here for. a '
$9 to $45
Sale of
Today and
brettes, and Campbell and Shepp. fanci
ful comedians, will be given complete.
Next week the Great Rennee family of
singing and character-change artists 13
the big feature act.
Tonight at the Daker.
If you llko a thoroughly good vaude
ville bill you should not fall to see the
offering- at. the Baker this week. It
combines more of the elements of
greatness than often falls to the lot of
a theater to present. James Nesbltt,
the talented Irish monologulst, has an
act that has few equals on the stage.
Byrne and West, in their rural comedy
sketch; delight the audiences at their
every appearance. The Onrls, five of
the finest globe-rollers and jugglers In
the world, are seen at their best.
All Good at Bijou.
The Bijou programme -this week is
just like the watch which will be
given away at 9 o'clock this evening,
good from one end to the other. Qulzlna
Is one of the cleverest and most grace
ful contortionists seon here for many
a long: day. Hlldebrandt is a wonder
as a strong man. Violet Ross' art
studies are a delightful novelty. For a
chance at the watch, you must go 10 a
Lyric's Big Star.
The Lyric has the vaudeville star of
the week in Mitchell, the remarkable
king- of ventriloquists. His work 13
marvellous enough to amaze even those
foTniiinr -with this sort of an act. He
has proven himself the most entertain
ing performer in this line tnat nas ever
appeared in Portland. Gene Kins and
hl3 cocker spaniel are also proving
themselves to be great favorites with
the audiences.
Coupon Matinee at the Star. j
TnHnv nri the Tecular weekly coupon
matinees at the Star Theater. The cou- I
pon will be found on page 10 of this issue j
of The Oregonlan. One or tne greatest
acts ever put on the vaudeville stage for la that of the Three DeGraus.
entitled "Foxy Grandpa and the Three
Bad Boys. An act tnat appeals to tne
.rAtm.nn la the double-voice singing of
Miss Cole Frances Bower, a talented
prima donna.
Next week a great all-feature bill starts
on Monday. .
American Exports This Year Likely
to Be Larger Than Ever Before.
"WASHINGTON, Dec. S. Experts of
manufactures in the calendar year 1904
will not only exceed the highest figures
of any earlier year, but may probably
pass the 5500,000.000 line, as against $434,
000,000 in the high-record year, tho fiscal
year 1300; $131,000,000 In 1890. $103,000,000
in 1SS0. $65,000,000 In 1870, and $40,000,000 In
I860. Not only will manufactures as a
whole make their highest record during
the present year, but this is also true of
Iron and steel manufactures, which fona
the largest group of manufactures ex
ported and which seem likely to show for
tho calendar year a total exportation of
$120,000,000. as" against $122,000,000 In the
high-record fiscal year 1900. $26,000,000 In
1S90, $15,000,000 in 1S80, $13,000,000 in 1870 and
$6,000,000 in 1S60. ' 'JfVHH
These estimates of the exports of man
ufactures of all classes and of iron and
steel manufactures as a single class dur
ing the year which ends with the present
month are based upon ten months' figures
already Issued by the Department of Com
merce and Labor through its Bureau of
Statistics, and accepting the figures of
October as a fair measure of the pros
pective figures of December. For the ten
months ending with October, 1304, manu
factures exported amounted to $412,946,036;
for the single month of October the total
of manufactures exported was $47,355.67S.
Thus, should the November and Decem
ber exports of manufactures average as
high as those for the month of October,
the total for the year would exceed $500,
000.000 and stand $06,000,000 above tha high
est record made in the exports of manu
factures during any earlier fiscal year,
those of the fiscal year 1900, when the
total value of manufactures exported was
Of Iron and steel manufactures, the ex
ports during the ten months ending with
October, 1904, were $103,350,413, and those of
the month of October, $12,798,451. Should
the November and December exports
average as high as those of the month of
October, the total for the year would ex
ceed $130,000,000, against $121,913,543 In the
fiscal year 1900.
This Increase in the value of manufac
tures exported occurs chiefly in mineral
oils, copper, and manufactures of iron
and steel. Of mineral oils, the value of
the exports during the ten months ending
with October. 1904, was $62,601,566. against
$52,755,863 in the corresponding- months of
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1903, while measured by quantity the total
exports of illuminating oils (the chief Item
under the general term of manufactured
mineral oils) in the ten months of 1904
amounted to 641.780.039 gallons, asainst
565,201,897 in the same months of
1903. Of copper, the value of the exports
aunng the ten months ending with Octo
ber, 1904. was $60,792,375, while the quantity
of ingots, bars, plates and old copper
(wnich form the principal articles in the
group, manufactures of copper) showed a
total exportation during tho ten months
amounting to 4o6.9SO.031 pounds, against
239,492,542 pounds in the corresponding
montns or 1D03.
Of iron and steel, the total exports, as
already Indicated, are $105,350,418. against
$31,696,786 In the corresponding months of
or last year. In this group, manufactures
of iron and steel, the increases occur
chiefly in pig Iron, billets. Ingots and
blooms; steel rails, steel sheets and plates,
locomotives, pipes and fittings, electrical
machinery, and tin plates. Of pig Iron,
the exports during the ten months ending
with October amount to 43,354 tons, against
13,532 tons in the corresponding months of
last year; of billets. Ingots and blooms,
273.615 tons, against 10S4 tons In the corre
sponding months of last year; steel sheets
and plates, 85,370,826 pounds, against 12.69?.
788 pounds In the corresponding months ot
last year: tin plates. 14,298.411 pounds, as
against 3S2.216 pounds in the same period
of last year; railway locomotives, 439 in
number, as against 213 In the correspond
ing months of 1903, the value of locomotive
engines exported during the ten months
of 1904 being $4,144,607. as compared with
$2,411,515 in the same months of 1903.
The Noisy Birds of the Night.
Ernest Ingersoll in Harper's for December.
All the night birds are noisy. They
cannot consort with one another in
happy companies as do the warblers
and thrushes and finches, and sing and
whisper, but must call loudly and long:
to one another in the darkness. On
coasts where petrels and certain other
night-hunting: sea-birds abound, all
day sitting- on their eggs or hiding in
burrows, you will hear no sound from
morninff till night, but after dark the
air is filled with shrill cries. The loud,
reiterated calling of the Southern
Exerr Elcin Watch Is fnllr
Kraranteed. AU jewelers liare
Euetn Watches. "Tlmem&ken
sod ThnekeeBerc.' as illnitr&ted
history of tea -watcn, sent tree
upon roqnett.
Elffo fettaal Wfltah C, Siffo. Hi,
m. Is m on ey
pio ilsin vs'k mtt m rinir
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Today and
chuck-will's-widow, and of its North
ern cousin, are familiar. A whippoor
wlll will sound its cry several hundred
times in succession without a pause.
Owls, hoot, or utter a harsh sort of
laughter, rarely pleasant to listen to.
and night-heron3 and bitterns squawk
and boom. Sweet songs occasionally
heard In the darkness are those of
wakeful day-birds, as the nightingale,
or our own oven-bird.
Timber Resources of America. 5
Across the Great Lakes in Canada
there lies one of the world's greatest
reserves of timber. In spite of the tar
iff imposed, much of this timber is to
day coining to the United States. Tho
forests of the Dominion are beginning'
to yield abundantly. More than a billion
feet of pine sawlogs arid square timber,
during a recent season, were cut upon
territory held under timber licetase
from the crown. Much of Canada's tim
ber land has not yet, even been ex
plored. In the newly-developed districts
of Algoma, which are close to the
Great Lakes, it Is-estimated that there
are more than a hundred million cords
of spruce and pulpwood, while in the
districts of Thunder Bay and Rainy
River there are nearly two hundred mil
lion cords more. A belt at least 3000
miles long- Is believed to exist in Can
ada batween Alaska and the Atlantic.
It has been estimated that, at tho
present rate of cutting, the greatest
timber resources of the United States
those of the Pacific Coast States will
bo exhausted in less than half a cen
tury. The . annual cut of shingles and
lumber' in these regions is some four
and a "half billion feet. The standing
timber of Washington, Oregon and
Northern-California at, present Is twice
that of the original timber lands o
the northern woods. Washington pro
duces about as many feet of shingles
and other lumber as Otegon and Cali
fornia together. "This state is noted for
its shingles, there being more than a
thousand shingle-mills within it3 bor
ders. At Tacoma are located the largest
sawmills in the United States.
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