Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, December 28, 1904, Page 8, Image 8

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Dr. Kuykendall Comesas
Carter Goes.
Presidency of the State Senate
Bone of Contention.
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.
And they both looked it I
" Come down to sec Santa Claus?" asked
the banker, with a color of doubt in his
"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
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
"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."
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.
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.
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
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.
Properly fitting glasses and MURINE
promote Eye comfort. Murine makes weak
Eyes strong. Druggists and opticians, or
Murine Eye F.emedy Co.. Chicago.
Persistent Rumor That He Will
Manage Southern Pacific.
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
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,
He was placed In charge of the Idaho
division of the Union Pacific system, on
February '22, 1S9L and remained In that
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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,
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.
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."
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.
Small Mint to Be Placed at Fair by
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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,
STROHBER and others of our high-grade
Do not let this opportunity escape you.
It will have passed with the coming of the
new year.
372 and 374 Morrison Street, Corner