THE MORNING OEEGONIAN, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER" 28, l&Oi. TWQftiVALSMEET Dr. Kuykendall Comesas Carter Goes. BOTH SEEK SAME. OFFICE Presidency of the State Senate Bone of Contention. MULTNOMAH SENATORS SHY They Resist Blandishments of the Ashland Candidate Lane County Aspirant Arrives to .Look After His Fences. The jmlscfooa-t of state Senatorial politics is so quickaned by Carter stimulants that XuvkondRll specialists have been called Sntr consultation. Banker Carter started bark to his Ashland home last night after a two days stay In Multnomah County, just a liandbroadth of time after Physi cian Kuykondall arrived from Eugene. The same 'bus that unloaded the Lane iran. at the Imperial Hotel took the Jack son man on board for the return trip. Hello!" cried Mr. Carter as he spied Dr. Kuykendall through the evening gloom and the post-Christmas drizzle. Again "Hollo," for the banker was as de lighted as surprised. Rival Senators Meet. "Was the doctor pleased? To be sure. " Hello," he exclaimed just as effusively, ar.d both indulged In one of those soft, moist handshakes that they learned from Elncer Hermann and George Brownoll. Delighted." 'De-lighted." And they both looked it I " Come down to sec Santa Claus?" asked the banker, with a color of doubt in his voire. "No," replied the dootor jocularly, "I came down to attend the Carter meeting." "Ha, ha." "Ha, ha." "Too late," -responded Mr. Cartor, whose caucus had boon, held the night before. .the show's all over," and ho was right, for the actors had flown to the four winds. The doctor was sorry or at least looked !t, for ho said: "Can't you call them to gether again?" This tlmo it was the banker's turn to be sorry. "Can't; thcy'ro gone," he re plied, and then. "I mean gone home," and, thus amended, the sontimcnt stood ap proved as herewith read. "Done any 'business?" queried tho Eu gene man, raising the pitch of his voice, for the 'bus was bearing the banker away. "Oh, yes," shot back the Ashland man, ' you can have the field all to yourself now," .and off clattered the 'bus. Carter Flirts "With Multnomah. But bad tho Ashland banker really ac complished much in Multnomah? In this county Itself, nay; in tho state, yea. For be it known, he found the Multnomah Senators an enigma and all Immutable save one, and that seventh even a mys tery too. Still, tho one was halfway in clined to flirt with tho banker; that was some comfort anyhow, even if the six ethers wore not susceptible to political goo-goo eyes. But other counties sent braves to tho Carter pow-wow six of them smoked the pipe of peace in tho Carter wigwam Mon day night and pledged one another to fight to tho death the tribe of Kuykendall. And in thoir own tribe they counted not only themselves there present but four c 'hers making ten and yet moro than that, for they strongly hoped 'that such braves would lino up with them as Not tingham of Multnomah, Brownell of Clackamas, Croisan and Hobson of Marion, Coke of Coos and even Laughary of Polk. Multnomah Men Evasive. So tho Carter pow-wow was a delightful fractal function in so far as Multnomah was not concerned. Out of it has sprung la determination to fight Kuykendall until somebody gots "licked." The function buildcd up tho hopes of the anti-Kuyken- dall people as did not seem possible two weeks ago. And now Senator Kuykendall has come down to Portland to see whether the six Multnomah men who resisted the Carter blandishments will take up with him. The Ashland man expects them to do so; indeed he said it right out just befow his departure last night. He had found them undecided, vague and disposed to let things sweat. The Presi dent of the Senate could not be elected without Multnomah's six, they said; then why not wait and make terms later when pork shall have risen in value. Mitchell WiH Not Take Part. Ever slnco last Summer when Dr. Kuykendall, aided by Senator Fulton, forced Brownoll out of tho fight. It has been generally supposed that the political organization with which six Senators in this county act in accord would boost Kuykendall. That Carter expects the organization thus to ally itself is evident from his own remarks, though ho says ho is extremely desirous of making terms with this county's Senators and tried hard to do so during his visit. Senator Mitchell was understood to desire tfcV election of Kuykendall, as well as was Senator Ful ton. But sinco Senator Mitchell' re turn he has said repeatedly that he would not so much as lift a finger in behalf of anybody's candidacy. Furthermore, the State Senators from Multnomah County have declared over and over again that they have made no choice; neither have they received any suggestions from head quarters. That they are undecided is evident from tho call which Herbert Holm an, chairman of the Multnomah dele gation, issued yesterday for a meeting of tho 20 members, for discussion of th6 courso this county should pursue in or ganization of the two houses. Are Multnomah Votes Needed. That Multnomah's six -united Sena tors can name tho President has been tho current belief all along. That be lief has been shared by Mr. Carter and Dr. Kuykondall alike. The Doctor be lieves it still, but the banker said last night that though he needed Multno xnah's six he could still cut the pie without them It they did. not desire to go into his game. Senator Kuykendall has boon confident all through his can didacy, not only of his own election, but of Multnomah's support. He has not, however, cultivated any member of the Multnomah Senatorial delegation a fact that has encouraged the belief that he was relying- on the promise of the organization. But if this county's six Senators are fancy free, as is Nottingham, It3 sev enth, two questions are presented to them: First, will they offer a candidate for President from Multnomah? Sec ond, If not, will they flock to the Kuy kendaU or the Carter camp? If Multnomah is to offer a son of its own, that person undoubtedly will be, Dan J. Malarkey, for thetwo other Senators boomed for the honor F. P. Mays and C W. Hodson-r-have refused to run. If Mr. Malarkey should be backed up by his entire delegation, it is believed that he would probably enter the race. In the past week strong influences have been endeavoring to pull him into the game. It la well known, however, that he is resolved to work in accord with his delegation. Carter workers found this out when they tried to Induce him to their camp, and they do not hope for his aid unless Multnomah's six shall go over to their Fide. Four Senators from Eastern Oregon, who are in the anti-Kuykendall camp, wish to vote for a Multnomah man. Their spokesmen in the last two days have been N. Whealdon, of Wasco, and Jay Bower man, of Gilliam, who announced" that their preferred man is Mr. Malarkey, and that, if he should not enter tho Hats, they would stay with Carter, and if he could not make the goal they would line up with Brownell sooner than with Kuyken dall. C. W. Nottingham is understood to be kindly disposed to Senator Malarkey for President; therefore, if Malarkey should be supported by the solid five, Eastern Oregon's four would swell his quota to 11 votes, counting his own. The two additional votes necessary to make the 13 for the caucus nomination could easily be picked up elsewhere. Therefore it is evident that Malarkey needs only the solid' support of his own county to win. But men in Carter's anti Kuykendall camp have said that Malarkey could win even without the solid support of Multnomah. They carried their propo sition to him in that shape, but he turned it down. Who Is Multnomah's Choice? If Malarkoy should not be Multnomah's candidate, for whom will this county vote Kuykendall or Carter or will it di vide its votes -between the two? These questions may be decided tonight. Just as Mr. Carter was making off last night he left the following words behind: "If Multnomah le not to have a candi date of its own, as I believe will be the cape, a better policy than the unit rule. It seems to mo, would be for each Senator to choose his own candidate. In that way they will certainly represent their county to better advantage. To the argument that Multnomah should vote so as to gain strength for Its candidate in 1907, let me say that more of my supporters will be In the noxt Legislature than Dr. Kuykendall will have." BIG MEN IS THE COJSPANY. Directory Announced of the Illinois Tunnel Corporation. CHICAGO. Dec 27. Tho Chicago Subway Company, owned and con trolled by tho largest railroad and fi nancial interests of the country, made announcement today that among the prominent men in the directory of tho Illinois Tunnel Company, the operat ing company, will be the following: A. J. Earling, president Chicago, Mil waukee & St. Paul railway; E. P. Rip ley, president of the Santa Fe railway; George H. Harris, president of the Burlington system; S. M. Felton, pres ident of the Chicago ' and Alton; J. Kruttschnltt, director of maintenance and ways, Southern Pacific and Union Pacific, railways; B. 1 "Wlnchell, pres ident Rock Island Company; C. A. Bird, vice-president Gould linos; F. D. Underwood, president Erie railroad; Benjamin Thomas, president Chicago and Westorn Indiana railway; P. A. Valentine, vice-president Armour and Company; Albert G. Wheeler, presi dent Illinois Tunnel Company. Among additional directors to be announced lator, will be representatives of the Vanderbilt lines, the Pennsylvania railway and the Chicago and North western railway. The Chicago Subway Company owns the stock of the Illinois Tunnel Com pany, the Illinois Telephone Construc tion Company and the Chicago Ware house and Terminal Company. The tunnel company will operate the tun nel constructed in Chicago for trans fer of freight, merchandise, mall, newspapers and packages between business houses and the railway sta tions. Tho Illinois Telephone Con struction Company not only does the construction work of the tunnel cdm pany, but will also enter contracts for tho handling of excavations, and de liver building material for new build ings through the tunnels, and will also do in Chicago similar work to which the Realty Company does in New York. The Chicago Warehouse and Terminal Company will handle all the ware house and terminal business in connec tion with the tunnel business. BRITT ND COUBETT TO MIX. Denver Lad Will Get a Chance to Redeem Himself. SAX FRANCISCO. Cal., Dec. 27. Sport ing Editor The Oregonian I am figur ing on matching Jimmy Britt with Young Corbett In February. Britt wants me to go to England with him. "We may make tho trip after he fights Corbett. JAMES COFFROTH, Yoscmite Club. This means that California fight fans aro in for another great battle. Britt beat Corbett by a very narrow margin in a sensational fight, a battle a great many say was better than the Britt-Nolson fight which Britt recently won. Corbett hash always contended that he was robbed, and ever since Jimmy's last fight the Denver boy lias been after Britt for a return engagement. To show that ho means business, Cor bett has gone into training. He will take tho next two months to fit himself for the fight and has promised that ho will work as he never has before. He will do all of his early work out on a farm. He does this to get away from the city's temptations. Masonic Officers Installed. A joint installation of the recently elected officers of Mount Tabor Lodge Xo. 42, "Washington Lodge No. 46 and Hawthorne Lodge Xo. Ill, A. F. & A. M., was held in the Masonic Hall, in the Burkhard building, last night The installation ceremonies were con ducted by Past Master H. B. Adams, as sisted by George P. Lent as marshal. Tho meeting closed with a small banquet, at which the usual toasts were given and good cheer prevailed. The officers Installed were as follows: Mount Tabor Xo. 42 A. A. Bailey, W. M.; "W. B. Potter S. W.; L. de Yarmond, J. W.; George P. Lent, secretary; John W. Green. S. D.; W. H. Woodruff. J. D.; J. S. McCord, S. S.; E. A McPherson, J. S. Washington No. 45 E. F. Hitchcock, W. M.; L. D. Freeland, S. W.; Karl V. Live ley, J. W.; R. B. McClung, treasurer; J. H. Richmond, secretary; B. P. Messman, S. D.; A, M. Wright, J. D.; B. E. Davis, S. S.; Holman G. Norton, J. S. Hawthorne Xo. Ill G. T. Galllgan W. M.; A. E. Bellows, S. W.; P. A. Combs, J. W.; H. H. Newhall, treasurer; C. E. Millere, secretary; S. W. Stryker, S. D.; C E. Rogers, J. D.; H. Burgoyne, S. S.; F. S. Willis, J. S.; W. B. Hall, twyer. Statement of Shipments. The Portland Chamber of Commerce has agreed with tho Bureau of Statistics of the Department of Commerce to fur nish a monthly statement of the ship ments of lumber, grain and flour from the Port of Portland. The reports will be sent In by the middle of each month, and will be Included in the regular monthly report of the bureau. DO YOU WEAR GLASSES? Properly fitting glasses and MURINE promote Eye comfort. Murine makes weak Eyes strong. Druggists and opticians, or Murine Eye F.emedy Co.. Chicago. CALVIN IS NAMED Persistent Rumor That He Will Manage Southern Pacific. IS NOW TOURING CALIFORNIA While Report Lacks Confirmation, There Is Reason for Belief That Harriman Lines Manager Will Succeed Markham. No word has been received at the office of General Manager E. E. Calvin con firming the report that Mr. Calvin Is to be appointed manager of tho Southern OPPOSING CANDIDATES FOR PRESIDENCY OF THE STATE SENATE K. V. CARTER, OF JACKSON Pacific to succeed C. H. Markham, whose resignation was tendered spmo time ago. It is not known In Portland, whether or not there is truth in tho rumor, but the persistence with which Mr. Calvin's name Is linked to the San Francisco office lends color to tho story. It was said a very few . days after the fact of Mr. Markham's resignation had been puD llshed. that Mr. Calvin would be his suc cessor", and the story, though novcr con firmed, has likewise Ticvcr been denied. Therefore tho publication of yesterday in all probability may be authentic. B. -E. Calvin, who is now tho general manager of the Harriman lines In Ore gon, is known throughout the system as "The Silent Man" becauso ho will never talk for publication unless what he has to say comes practically as an announce ment from the company. It is to this trait that a great deal of his success in the railroad world Is attributed. Mr. Calvin was born in Indianapolis, October 1C, 1858, and entered railroad work In 1873. In 1875 he was a telegraph operator for tho Indianapolis, Cincinnati & La Fayette Railroad. The next year he spent in -school, but returned to the op erator's desk tho following 5ear, sorving as operator and station agent for tho Union Pacific company from April, 1S77, until March, 1SS2. Forges Rapidly Ahead. From station agent to train dispatcher was the next step taken by Mr. Calvin and ho filled the dispatcher's desk from April, 1SS2, until June 1, 1SS7. Ho was also conductor and trainmaster of the Union Pacific for a time. On Juno 1, 18S7, Mr. Calvin was pro moted to the position of division superin tendent of the Missouri Pacific system and filled the place until February 22, 3891. He was placed In charge of the Idaho division of the Union Pacific system, on February '22, 1S9L and remained In that THE NEW YEAR'S OREGONIAN The bet advertisement for the 1005 Fair that Oregon's people can send to their friends in the East, will bo a copy of tho New Year's Oregoniaa that will bo published Monday morning next. Tho illustrations of tho beautiful Ex position buildings and tho Exposition grounds will be made a special feature of tbo New Year's number. The paper will be mailed to any address in the United State or Canada, postago prepaid, for 10 cents a copy. Address The Oregonian. Fortland, Or. capacity until he became tho genoral su perintendent of the International & Great Xorthcrn, on June 1, 1835. He held that position until March 16, 1S37, when ho was appointed general superintendent of the Oregon Short Line at Salt Lake City. He was transferred to Portland April 1, 1904, as the general manager of the O. R. & X. Company, and tho posi tion was further enlarged to include the Southern Pacific lines In Orogon. He now has the supervision of the entire Harriman property in the state. Position an Important One. The office of manager of tho Southern Pacific, to which Mr. Calvin Is said to have been appointed, is a larger one than that which he now holds, as It controls several times the mileage governed by the Oregon office. Mr. Calvin Is now on his way home from Salt Lake City and is conlng over the California lines of the Southern Pa cific, which lends added likelihood to the story of his promotion. HICKEY AFTER HALL. Pitcher Seeks Revenge on Seattle Manager for Release. SEATTLE, Wash., Dec. 27. (Spe cial.) Jack Hickey has sued the Seat tle Baseball Club for $241.63 alleged to be due him on account of salary. The suit grows out of an attempt on the part of the Seattle club to release Hickey when the team started on its last southern trip. Hickey had been signed when he re turned from the East. The wise south paw refused a player's contract, and had a special agreement providing for payment for the rest of tho season. Be fore the team started .south, Hickey was notified of his release, and promptly brought around an attorney, who told the club officials that Hickey must be paid In full. Hickey was then offered a new contract, to sign, but complained of a cramp In his hand. When the team went south,. Manager Buss Hall refused to take Hickey, but when Oakland was reached, the south paw was notified by wire that he wa released for " failure to appear ' for work. HIckey is bringing the suit principally for revenge, because h thinks he was used hero, where he i popular, to draw a crowd. CHRISTMAS STILL WITH TJS. Several Pretty Entertainments Given La6t Evening. The Interior of Taylor-Street Methodist Episcopal Church presenteda very bright and attractive appearance last night when the Sunday school held its Christmas cele bration. The decorations, which everyone greatly admired, were of evergreen and rich, red ribbon, the ribbon being tied In large bows to fasten the wreaths and. garlands which hung from the galleries and columns. The programme, which was one of ex ceptionally good arrangement, Included carols by the children, recitations, a can tata. "Christmas Snow Storms," and ended with remarks by Rev. F. B. Short, D. D., pastor of the church. Glee at Sacred Heart Parish. Tho children of Sacred Heart parish wore given a Christmas tree last evening at Sacred Heart Hall, a programme 'of carols and recitations accompanying the COUNTY. ceremony of giving presents. Music by members of the Caledonian Society was an interesting feature of the entertain ment as were songs by the children of the Sacred Heart school. Miss Annie Kawal skl sang a Polish song. Miss Agnes Kar neth a Gorman song and Miss Rosle Bert an Italian song. Each wore a peasant costume of tlie country represented. Brother Theodul and Father Gregory ar ranged tho programme. Aid Society Celebration. Christmas was celebrated last evening at the Boys' and Girls' Aid Society, a glit tering tree well loaded with presents hav ing been set up in the dining-room. The programme which preceded Santa Claus distribution of gifts was opened with an address of welcome by Gale Har ford. The remainder of the pro gramme was as follows: Chorus, "Bright Sells of Christmastime;" recitation, "Our Hired Girl," Jessie Wells; reci tation, "My Little Brother," Lester Dutcher; song, "Sweetly on Christmas Morning," Emma Bell, LUa Ford, Jessie Wells and Mabel Borarth; . recitation, "Cora and Her Kitten," Fern Flowers; recitation, "Learn to Endure," Wllllo Gra ham; chorus, "Holy Xlght;" recitation, ''Dollle's Rival." Henrietta Keyes; reci tation, "Just Before Christmas," Byron Jackson: duet, Gertrude Antcnrelth and Emma Bell; Chinese song, Lin TI; chorus, "Once In Royal David's City;" recitation, "When Santa Claus Comes," Irene Carter; chorus, "It Camo Upon the Midnight Clear." A Christmas entertainment was also hold at Mlzpah Presbyterian Church, the programme consisting of songs and reci tations by tho young people of the church. This programme, which was very well carried out, was given under the very capable direction of Mrs. J. M. C Miller. Holly, evergreens and flowers made pretty church decorations. Besidos the children's carols, there were" songs by Raymond Fryer, a small boy who cleverly Imper sonated Santa Claus, by Johnnie John ston, Kathleen Gordon and Miss Jessie McConnell. There were also recitations by Mildred Barton and Helen McGladc. One of the most Interesting of tho Christmas celebrations was held last even ing at ' the Japanese Mission, a number of Americans, including Bishop Mooro and Rev. H. W. Schwartz, assisting in tho programme. Mrs. James G. Wilson had trained several Japanese boys in a dia logue, and this was very bright and en tertaining. Mrs. Wilson and Mrs. Swartz played organ accompaniments for the singing. Brief addresses, combining religious and national topics were made by Bishop Mooro and Rev. S. Yoshloka, and both were heard with great interest. At tho close of the programme gifts from the Christmas tree were distributed, each guest receiving a box of candy. GOT ALL THAT WAS COMING. Baseball Club Files Answer in Player Castro's Suit. The Portland Baseball Club has filed an answer in the State Circuit Court to the suit of Louis Castro to recover $890 salary. Castro played part of last season as shortstop under a written contract which called for his services during the entire season. When he was released, prior to the expiration of the contract, he asserted that he was entitled to full salary until tho close of the season, the same as if ho continued playing. Falling to get tho money, he went into court. The answer recites that Castro played under tho Xational agreement and could be discharged under it with the usual notice. The answer further recites that Castro was paid and ad vances made to others in his behalf to the extent of $669 more than ho was entitled to, for which judgment is asked. This doubtless refers, to the monoy paid to purchase Castro from an Eastern league. Many aches and palna yield promptly to Parker'a Ginger Tonic. Try it. Parker's Hair Balsam will aave your hair. LIBRARY WORKERS P!TE STATE ASSOCIATION ORGANIZED AND OFFICERS ELECTED. W. L. Brewster Is President Object Is to Foster Library Movement and to Promote Conference. A meeting was held in the Portland Public Library building yesterday for tho purpose of organizing the Oregon Library Association. W, I. Brewster was elected president. Tho attendance exceeded the most san guine hopes of tho prime movers of the new enterprise, every college and school being represented as well as public li braries of the smaller cities In the inter ior of the state. Heretofore there were three states in the Union that had no state library association and as Oregon was considered behind In thl3 work, which is believed to be a valuable adjunct for the promotion of educational Institutions, DR. TV. KUYKENDAIX, OF LANE COUNTY. the idea of an Oregon library association was convolved. The meeting was opened by Dr. T. L. Eliot, who, after welcoming the visitors. described the purposes of tho proposed association and urged a better ac qualntance Inasmuch as the furtherance of tho scope of library work and enter prise was of common Importance. Approaching American Conference He pleaded that much interest be taken In the coming American Library Confer ence to oe held in Portland from July 3 to 8 Inclusive, saying ,lWo expect at that time representatives of libraries from, every part of the Union. It will be a large body of enthusiastic workers, meeting to discuss principles and methods. They have been "persuaded to come great distances and to hold this dis cussion in a comparatively barren field with the honorable motive of forwarding the general library movement of tho Northwesl and vlth the hopo of Illustrat ing for us the Immense importance pf that movement as the ally of home and cnurch and school In education. It is thought that theso who have begun to feel the value of public libraries, however few and scattered wo are, or however small or now our undertakings, might encourage each other by this conference and by or ganizing for future meetings." Following Dr. Eliot's address a commit tee consisting of W. L. Brewster, Miss Leach and C. Lombard! was appointed to draft a constitution, which was later unanimously adopted. Professor Marsh, of Forest Grove, and W. L. Brewster then made Impromptu ad dresses. Tho latter In spirited words ar sued that the principal object was now to get the organization under way and prepare for the American Library-Assoc! atlon's Conference in July. He hoped that all library workers, trustees, teachers and people who wero Interested In libraries and who intelligently appreciated what a blessing free libraries wero to communi ties attended this meeting would carry hack to ihclr homes sufficient enthusiasm. cot only to convince themselves that they vhould attend tbo conference In July, but to instill others with tho same enthusiasm so that they too would come. Time Ripe for Organization. Dr. J. R. Wilson when called upon said that the time was ripe for organization Insofar as many young college people who were thoroughly erudite were seat tored over the remote sections 6f the state whore no libraries of any description ex isted and who wero missing opportunities to Improve their minds only through the lack of such library facilities. W. L. Brewster again took tho floor and gave an interesting discourse on tho proper method of organizing a library as sociation, saying that In his experience as trustee of the Portland Public Library in 1S99 he gleaned much valuable know! edge on the subject. The success of such an enterprise depended more upon admin istration than upon funds, building or books and he argued that It also depended largely upon two people, one to take time to arouse public sentiment and look out for the administration and. another, tho librarian, who would be willing to give his- every conscientious effort for half his worth because a person In a like capacity who worked only for what he received would be a menaco to the Institution's success as the position offered no financial inducement and must be filled by an en thusiastic w,orker. Officers Are Elected. In the morning session the following officers were nominated and elected; W. L. Brewster, president; Professor J. R. Robertson, Forest Grove, first vice- president; Mrs. C B. Kelllher, Salem, second vice-president; Miss Mary Frances Isom, secretary, and Rev. W. G. Eliot, Jr., treasurer. The meeting adjourned at the noon hour and reconvened at 2 P. M. The afternoon was taken up much the same as the morning, several workers giving their Ideas as to the necessity and maintenance of the society. County Superintendent of Schools R. F, Robinson made an address on the subject "The Relation of the Library and the Schools." He is familiar with the subject and gave a most Interesting address. Miss Hassle.r, children's librarian, spoke on tho value of collections of books and pictures In supplementing school work. The meeting adjourned sine die. At -4 o'clock tea was sarved so that those pres ent might be afforded an opportunity to become better acquainted. Oil Driving Away Salmon. OREGON CITY. Or., Doc 27. (Special.) Local fishermen complain that their vo cation is seriously Interfered with here by tho waste, of crude petroleum from the mills. It is claimed that because of a slight leakage from the storage tanks, the surface of tho river In this vicinity Is covered with the oil which is very offen sive to Sainton. As a consequence It is claimed there is a great scarcity of this fish here. TBD&UTE IftOM COLONEL MAH0N Former Secretary of Mining Congress Says Nice-Things of Cltyf Colonel Irwin Mahon, former secre tary of the American Mining Congress, which met here last Summer, has ap parently not forgotten the. city. He has published in the American Volun teer, of Carlisle, Pa., December 21, a glowing account, three columns long, of Portland and its coming Exposition. IJo says it might seem to those who have attended the St. Louis Exposition that there was nothing more in the way of fairs worth while, but that they need only come to Portland next Suminer to realize something beautiful and unique. It is not within the bounds of oxpresslon for a place to bo more" eulogized than Portland is by colonel Aiauon. une oi nis snorter flights of eloquence is: "The charming city of Portland, which hut a very few years ago was destitute of a single white man's habi tation, today stands in all the prido and glory of a great railroad, center, and famous for magnificent streets, palatial buildings, elegant churches, fine schools, comfortable hotels, adorn ed by a refinement and culture unex celled by any country in the land." EDUCATIONAL EXHIBIT PLACED Will Be Installed in Gallery of Ori ental Building. Superintendent R. F. Robinson, of the educational exhibit at the Lewis and Clark Fair, continues with tho work of securing a satisfactory display of the educational work in tho state. Yesterday the committee on exhibits decided that the large and well-lighted gallery in the Oriental building be used for this pur pose, as it is the best position an exhibit of this kind could have. An attache of the Oregon. Agricultural College told Mr. Robinson yesterday that he was arranaglng for a complete display of the work carried on at that institu tion. Mr. Robinson made one trip last week to see what could bo done in the interior of the stato towards tho securing of a suitable exhibit and will soon make another trip for the same purpose. He intends taking up all branches of school work and will devote a great deal of attention to tho securing and arrange ment of tho material. WILL MAKE LOTS OF MONEY. Small Mint to Be Placed at Fair by Government. It was decided yesterday that the offer from the Government to install two coin machines in the Government building at the Fair will bo accepted, though tho coat of operaton will fall on the man agement of the Exposition. Tho machines will be run by electricity and an expert will bo sent from Washington to take charge. All tho workings of a large mint will be shown in this exhibit, and the meth ods of making coins displayed. It 13 ex pected to be one of the chief attractions of the Government building. Tho cost of operating tho machines will bo defrayed by selling souvenir coins and medals, which will be turned out before the eyes of the visitors. Will Favor Loyal Firms. It was brought to the attention of the committee on exhibits that some local houses and manufacturers who have not aided the Exposition in any way are clamoring for the most and the best space in which to exhibit. The committee de cided that these were not to be treated with as much consideration as those who have aided the Exposition financially. They agreed, In fact, that, if necessary, they should be cut out and those who have supported the Exposition should be favored. They have adopted this measure in justice to the latter class. RAIDS GAMES IN SALOONS. Vancouver Sheriff Enforces the State Gambling Law. VAXCOUVER. Wash., Dec. 27. (Spe cial.) That Sheriff Bleseckor intends to force the state law prohibiting gambling Is clearly evident to several local saloon keepers, whose places of business havo been raided and the owners required to pay a fine of $10 each because games were found to be running in their places. Sheriff Blesecker has voiced his inten tion to see to it that the stato law pro hibiting gambling Is strictly enforced. The aid of the city police Is earnestly sought by the Sheriff to prevent infringe ment of this law in any respect. Boy Goes to Reform School. VAXCOUVER. Wash., Dee. 27. (Spe cial.) Judge A. L. Miller, of the Superior Court, committed Hubert F. Matlock to the State Reform School yesterday. The youngster was but 13 years ot age, but has been cultivating such vicious habits of late that he has gotten entirely beyond parental control. It was at the suggestion of his father, Jessie Matlock, of Hockin- son, that tho lad was committed. Played Good Ball. Evening Class basket-ball team of the Y. M. C A. was defeated last night on their own floor by tho Vancouvers, the score being 32 to 22. The game was well played, although the team work of the Washington boy3 stood out in sharp distinction to that of tho Y. M. C. A, For the Vancouvers, Percival and Sparks wero the stars, Percival throwing eight baskets from the field. The enure team, however, put up an excellent article of bau. For the Christians Urick played the best game. The line-up was as follows: Bvenlntr Class. Vancouver. Hclmrlch ...F Munger Urick F reTolval Touxur ............C Johnson Ball , G , Sparks Skans .....G w juubois Will Work for New Scales. Representative Williamson has written to the Portland Chamoer or commerce In forming it that tho Secretary of tho Trees ury has decided to give the request of the Portland organization in regard to the In stallation ot two ten-ton Government scales on the Portland water-front Imme diate attention. Some time ago the Chamber of Com merce asked the Oregon delegation to take the question up with the Treasury De partment. Scales have been placed in oth er cities at the expense of the Government for tho benefit of the shippers and the Portland body thought this city entitled to like consideration. It is probable that the scales will be put in place In a short time. Will of Mrs. Ellen BagTey. SALEM Or., Dec. 27. (Special.) The will of the late Mrs. Ellen Bagley wa3 filed for probate today. In the. will John W. Reynolds Is designated as ex ecutor and bequests are made as fol lows: Willamette University endowment fund, $500; Rev. R. B. Wilklns, a former university student, $300; donation toward nvw pipe organ for First M. E. Church, $300; Mrs. J. P. Robertson, all personal property except notes an! accounts; Miss Mabel Robertson, re mainder of estate except a 'few small bequests. The estate is valued at about $4000. VIEW DEFECTIVE SEWER WANZER AND ELLIOTT GO THROUGH TOGETHER, New City Engineer Says Tanner Creek Sewer IS Not So Bad as Hs Had Expected. Charles Wanzer, the newly appointed City Engineer, In company with W. C. Elliott, tho retiring official, made a cursory examination of tho Tanner Creek sewer yesterday morning. The trip through the sewer was taken In order that Mr. Elliott might be able, before leaving tho office January 1, to. give his successor tho advantage of any knowledge he might have on the sub Jeot of the defects to be found in the sewer construction. When asked tho result of his investi gations. Mr. Wanzer stated that he had not as yet made a thorough enough examination to have nny recommenda tions to make in any particular, but that ho had found the sewer to be in better condition and the work to be of a better grade than he had been led to believe would be the case, judging from the reports made concerning it. At a later time Mr. Wanzer will make an exhaustive examination of the big tube and will then make some recom mendations to tho Council, stating what, in his opinion, should bo dono to remedy the defects existing. SOBBED DURING PIKE. Till Tapped in Burnside Restaurant While Firemen Work. It was a stubborn blazo that resulted from a fire that broke out in the kitchen of Adolph's restaurant, 270 Burnelde street, at 11:15 last night. For nearly an hour the firemen, directed by Assistant Chief Young, battled with the situation. It required several large streams of water and chemical to conquer it. Xo one was hurt, and the damage will not exceed $3000. This was partly covered by insur ance. Special Policeman Jack Hoare saw the smoke issuing from tho building and sent In the alarm. To right and left of and behind the restaurant stood a honey comb ot little "buildings, filled with men and women. There was intense excite ment when the flames wero discovered by the dwellers, and there was a rush for places of safety. A squad of policemen from the police station quickly arrived, reinforcing tho patrolmen on the boat. It was necessary for them to drive back the throngs that surged forward to get closo to the fire. Denso columns of smoke poured out of tho burning buildings, blinding the fire men and impeding their work. They put up a good fight, however, and saved much property. Mrs. A. Deshon was the heaviest loser, and was unable to estimate the damage to hor property. Sho ha3 a confectionery atorc at 272 Burnside, and two lodging houses above. All was practically ruined. The roomers lost their goods. The Golden Eagle saloon. Fourth and Bum side, was damaged by water. Tho res aurant. where the flro started, was in jured to the extent of $1500. J. T. Col lins, who operated tho Mount Hood Em ployment Office, estimated his loss as $400. Immediately after the fire the restau rant people discovered that their money drawer had been robbed of $15. Informa tion of the loss was Immediately placed with the pollco, and detectives were as signed on the caso. Xo clew to the thief exists, and it is extremely doubt ful if any will be found. So far as Is known none but firemen were in the building, as the patrol was very strict In allowing no one to enter the buildings either during or aftor tho fire. PERS0NALHENTI0N. Mayor Williams left last night for The Dalles, where ho will execute some Im portant papers. Ho will return today. Harry E. Blood, representing Paris, Allen & Co. and W. A. Gaines &' Co., New York City, is at the Hotel Port land. Detective Joo Day left yesterday for Southern California," where ho expects to spend a month for tho benefit of his health. To Arrange for Library. A mooting will be held this evening at the Sellwood Presbyterian Church for the purpose of making plans for a library and reading-room. The Portland Library As sociation offers to make . loan of books for the branch library, and at the meeting tonight the location of the same Is to bo considered. All persons interested aro urged to be present. Not Like Football Game. The O. A. C. basket-ball team defeated the second team of the Multnomah Club by a score of 33 to 12 last night. Whllo' the score would indicate a one-sided game, it was an interesting contest. In which a good deal of clever work was done. The "Farmors" had tho bost of jt throughout, however, and were never In much danger. Free Organ Recital. An organ recital will be given this even ing at S:15 o'clock at St. David's Epis copal Church, on East Twelfth and Bel mont streets. There will be no charge for admission. Holiday Beach Rates. For the holidays the O. R. & X. makes the very low rate of $4.00 for round trip to beach points. Datc3 of sale, December 23 and 30. Final limit, January 3- Par ticulars of C. W. Stinger. City Ticket Agent. Third and Washington streets. CLEANING-UP SALE OF 1904 PIANOS TILL JANUARY 1, 1905 Sale will Include three pianos damaged in shipping, several shopworn Instruments, a few -pianos we have called In from rental and a number we have taken in exchange as part payment toward the purchase of some of our new STE1NWAY, ESTBY, EMERSON, A. B. CHASE, STROHBER and others of our high-grade pianos. OPEN" EVERY EVENING. EASY TIME PAYMENTS ACCEPTED. Do not let this opportunity escape you. It will have passed with the coming of the new year. SOULE BROS. PIANO CO. (STEINWAY DEALERS.) 372 and 374 Morrison Street, Corner 'WestPark.