li THE MORXIXG OREGON! AN, FRIDAY. JANUAB? 1SUD. OPPOSES TAX BILL Taxpayers' League Objects to Improvement Act. BELIEVES IT TO BE UNJUST Petition Takes Strong Stand, Urging That City Should Not Pay for Dis trict Improvements Suggests Original Plans Be Followed. The Taxpayers' League Is opposed to House bill No. 130. The members of this body see In It many objectionable features and urges that the bill, which provides primarily for the city to levy special taxes for the construction of bridges elsewhere than across the "Willamette, should not pass. In a petition to the Legislature the ex ecutive committee of the league sets out that such an enactment would saddle upon city at large minor improve ments that benefit the few. It is also set out that there are two un-pald-for bridge,? across Marquam Gulch 330 feet apart; that the City Coun cil having originally planned to pay the :ost of these through a district assess ment should adhere to this plan. In fact It la suggested that the council acted In bad faith In providing for the payment of the cost of the bridges and other im provements in this manner, having evi dently intended from the first to carry tho matter into the Legislature. Here Is the league's official statement In full: Portland. Or.. January 19. 1005. To the Legislative Assembly of the State of Ore gon: The undersigned, the executive com mittee of the Taxpayers' League of the City of Portland. Multnomah County. 3t&te of Oregon, do hereby protest against the passage of an art known as House bill Ho. 130. to authorize the City of Portland to levy special taxes and to appropriate the proceeds of the same in the construc-i tlon of such bridges, elsewhere than across the Willamette Hli-er, in the City of Port land, the estimated cost of which by said city shall not amount to less than $20,000 each, and for the payment for HUe bridges which have been constructed or are now under construction by said city and not paid for. and to pay Interest upon the money due upon contracts for the con struction of such bridges, and to limit the amount of such special taxes for any one year. etc. Meaninc of the Bill. And thereabout your petitioners respectful ly show: That under and by virtue of the provisions of section 1 of said act the City of Port land Is authorized to levy each year a special tax in addition to the tax authorized by its charter, of not to exceed - mills upon the dollar upon all the taxable property of the city, to be used for the purpose of paying for the construction of bridges in said city, elsewhere than across the Wil lamette River, the estimated cost of which by said city shall amount to not less than 30.000 each, and to pay for any like bridges, not across the Willamette River, which were constructed by the city In the year 1004, and which are not yet paid for, or which are now in the course of con struction under contract with this city; the provisions of the act, however, not to in clude elevated roadways, tramways, or other structures than bridges across gulches and ravines. That by section i! of said act the City of Portland Is further authorized, until said special tax shall have been collected, to pay out of Its general fund, and after the said tax shall hae been collected to pay out of said special tax fund, legal Intercut upon, all money due upon contracts for the construction of bridge or bridges built by the City of Portland in the year 1S)04, and which are now under construction under contract with said city: and directing that said city shall take no further steps or proceedings under its charter towards the collection of special assessments for the construction of said bridges referred to. Section 3 provides that the power and au thority authorized by the act shall be en forced and exercised by the city, and that said bridges shall be constructed under and In accordance with the provisions of its charter. Said act further repeals all other acts or parts of acts in so far as they con flict with the provisions of the proposed act. Said bill also has an emergency clause. Said bill, if passed, is practically a repeal and amendment ot certain provisions of the charter of the City of Portland, without on Its face purporting to be such change or amendment, and no such amendments or changes should be adopted, in our opinion, under any circumstances without being first submitted to the vote of the people of the 'City of Portland. No Authority In Charter. Tour petitioners further show that there is no authority under and by lrtue of the I charter of the City of Portland, under thei provisions of which said bridges were con structed, to pay interest thereon, and the lds were made and contracts let and accepted, well knowing this to be the fact. Your petitioners further show that under and by virtue of the authority granted by the charter of the City of Portland, the Council has power to create districts to (cover Improvements not limited in area and only limited to property which the Council deems specially benefited thereby. That shortly after the present charter of rthe City of Portland went into effect the residents of South Portland, feeling the taeed of better street Improvements and connections with the main portion of the city, urged upon the Council of the City of Portland the building of a number of fills and bridges in that portion of the city. That In accordance with the express de sire of a large number ot the residents of 'the southern portion of the City of Portland the Council proceeded to make and enter Unto contracts for building bridges and mak ing nils throughout said taction ot the city. That early In the year 1003 it was deter mined by the Council to erect a bridge on 'First street across Marquam Gulch. In the City of Portland, and in purusuance of the charter provisions In such cases made and pro vided, laid out a district containing lots and parcels of land which said Council deemed spe cially benefited by euch Improvement, said lota numbering 8142; That on the 1st day of October. 1003. a con tract for the erection of a pteel brldce on eld First street, crowing Marquam Gulch, was let for the sum of 549.639. and on Sep tember 23, 1904. said bridge was accepted for the sum of $59,36(1.10; that the preliminary CMesament covering the lots specially benefited by said Improvement was duly advertised on the h day ot November. 1JK4: That said proposed assessment has been ob jected to by numerous property-holders, and the cost thereof has been computed three times-; that the present condition thereof U that said assessment is again being computed; That thereafter and on or about August IS. 1904. a contract for another steel bridge on Front street, crossing said Marquam Gulch, was let tor the contract price of $53,313; that, in addition to cald price, there wilt be other amounts to pay. bated upon the quantities or material furnished and work done on said bridge, and which, in the opinion of petition ers, will make the cost of said bridge net !e than $05,000; Small District Benefitted. That the district found by the Council to be specially benefited by said Improvement con tains S142 lots; that said bridge Is within 200 feet ot the First-street bridge above referred to; That there were numerous protests against the said improvement, not being sufficient In number, however, to defeat the same; Your petitioner further how that Water and Hood streets, about 300 feet east or Front rtrcet, were also improved with a tonr b'.otk pavement during the year 1904, which also furnish connection with South Poruand, That on March 22, 1904. a contract was let for the building of a bridge n Tnurman street, in he City or Portland, at the con tract price of $30,364: that the same ha been completed and will come before tfce Executive Board for acceptanee on January 1: for the sum of $34,956.13; mat Inctodrtf In the assssement district found by the Council to be special- benefited by i!d bridge are about S33 lots; That each and all of said bridges were built and all proceeding? thereabout taken under the provisions of the charter of the City ot Portland, and no citizen thereof had the rlgNt of protest or the right to be heard in connec tion therewith, excepting those situated with in the assessment district; nor had they any right to be heard as to the neeessltr of two expensive bridges Mtuated 200 feet apart; That under and by virtue of the provisions of the franchises of the City & Suburban Railway Company, and of the Portland Rail way Company, now known as Portland Con eolldated Street Railway Company. One-fourth of the cost of each of said bridges and the maintenance thereof H to be borne by zald street railway company; but under the pro visions of the proposed act the cost thereof will be thrown on the City of Portland, and the eald street railway company may be dis charged of its obligations under its franchises: That on its face, it is manifestly unfair and unjust at this time to endeavor to cast upon the entire city the cost oi these bridges, when the Council of said city have already declared officially and determined the partic ular portions of the city to be benefited there by, and when taxpayers in other portions ot the city had no voice as to the necessity or character or number ot said bridges; .Entitled to Fajrncos, That within the city limits ot the City ot Portland there are about 23.000 acres of land of varying physical characteristics, and eacn and every portion of said city 1k entitled to be treated fairly, justly and equitably, and It is unfair and unjust to saddle upon certain portions of the city, the property-holders whereof have for years been constructing. maintaining and repairing irtreets for the use of the general public the cost ot Improve ments of special benefit to property situated In other portions of the city; That there is no similarity of conditions be tween bridges crossing the Willamette River and bridges crossing gulches in various por tions of the city, for the WlHamette River absolutely divides the city Into two parts, and there can be no communication between the two main portions without the use of bridges or ferries, and therefore the entire city as Huch Is directly benefited by euch con nection; furthermore, before the law providing for the building of the Morrison-street bridge became effective it was submitted to the vote of the people of the city; Furthermore, your petitioners have reason to believe., from the refusal ot the Council or the CJfy of Portland to levy the ansessments for these bridges when completed and for the fills made In South Portland, and from a pro posed agreement of certain members ot sala City Council to pay Interest for causing delay In the payment therefor, that it was never the Intention of some members of the Council to have the district created therefor pay for these bridges and fills, but to carry the mat ter along until the meeting of the Legislature, and then by legislative nactraent have the charter Indirectly amended, and the cost there of cast upon the entire city. Such, in our opinion, being the original Intention of said members of the Council, It would have been but fair and Just to have waited before making these Improvements tn order to determine whether or not the city would care to pay for this character ot Improvement or to have them made: That a copy ot this petition be lent to the chairman of the Multnomah delegation of the Legislative Assembly of the State of Oregon, and copies thereof be furnished to the dally papers of the City of Portland. Wherefore, your petitioners pray that sala act be not passed or enacted into law; and do respectfully but firmly protect against the parage of the same. F. W: Mulkey. president: Leo Frlede, R. L. Gllsan, S. A. Brown, Isem White. L. J. Goldsmith. W. M. Ladd, executive committee. WANTS CONTRACTORS -PAID. Taxpayers' League Sends Petition to City Council. The Taxpayers League has draughted a petition which will be presented to the council at its next meeting, and which Is in text of a nature that threatens war with the council members unless assess ment is made for the payment of con tracts on certain improvements which were accepted in 1901. Apparently the main contention of the taxpayers is that members of the coun cil have agreed to puy contractors Inter est on deferred payments; and as this is In opposition to the charter, the petition avers, uny attempt to assess for the pay ment of such interest will be fought in court. The payment held up by the council, according to the petition, aggregate 598, 6SG.30, and are for the construction of the Marquam Gulch Bridge, two tills on Front street and one on First. All the contracts have been duly accept ed, says the petition, and there Is no rea son why the contracts are not paid, ex cepting that the council has adopted no method for collecting the assessment. Concluding, the petition is as follows: Your petitioners have further been advised that the reason the Council has not and will not agree upon said aske&sment Is because of the Intention of at least one, and pos sibly others thereof, to have the cost there of cast upon the city and havo the city as a whole pay therefor and pay the Interest thereon; and in connection therewith your petitioners desire to advise the Council that In their opinion this method of treating contractors who have faithfully performed their contracts Is calculated to prevent re liable contractors from bidding upon city work, enhance the price of such work, and nerlously affect the credit of the contractors and bring into contempt the law under which this city is acting and has Its ex istence. Your petitioners further desire to advise the Council that they protest against the acts of the Council in not providing, through the means authorized by the charter, for the collection of money Justly due these contractors for the work done, and so far as lies in their power will contest and de feat any attempt to require the city to pay interest on deferred payments; aad that it warrants are issued therefor, they will con test the lawfulness of the same and will insist upon the personal liability of the persons authorizing the issue or Issuing the same. Wherefore, your petitioners pray that the assessment for said Improvements proceed In due course of law, and that the said lm--provements be paid for as provided in the city charter of the City ot Portland. V. "W. Mulkey. president, and L. Y. Goldsmith, secretary, sign the petition. Woodmen to Entertain. This evening the "One Thousand" campaign committee, "Woodmen of the World, will give the eighth of its series of free entertainments at Mult nomah Camp's hall, East Sixth and Alder streets. This entertainment will be entirely different from any yet given by the committee. Among- the social features will be an exhibition of Jlu JItsti by Professor Ringler and two clever Japanese athletes. The attend ance is limited to men only. Professor W. C. Hawley, of Salem, one f the head "managers of the order, will de liver an Interesting address. Workmen Install Officers. Summit Lodge. A. O. U. W.. at Boring, last night held its installation and the following were put In office: John Davis, past master workman: Edward Edwards, master workman: Charles Pugh, overseer; J. 8. Murphy, foreman; Oscar McClung. recorder: William Morand, financier: Wal ter Wllmath. guide; Orvlllc Palmer, in side guard. An oyster supper was partaken of after the more serious lodge routine and the members and families present pro nounce the affair a most enjoyable one. Cases Set in Supreme Court. SALEM. Or.. Jan. IS. (Special.) Cases were today set for hearing In the Supreme Court as follows: January 31 Thornburg vs. Gutrldge, State ex. r.el. Thornburg- vs. Gutrldge. February 1 Kaston vs. Storey. Kas ton vs. Paxton. February 2- -Stlnchcombe vjv the i j New York Life Insurance Compam, J I State vs. Clarke HQBEN HEADSBOARD Sailor Boarding-House Com mission Is Organized. POLICY NOT YET DETERMINED Columbia River Lightship Brought Here After Four Years' Hard Service Dalles City on the Ways Arrival of Christel. The new Suilor Boardlhg-House Com mission is ready now for business. A meeting was held yesterday by tho three members "William MacMaster. Captain Andrew Hoben and A. M. Smith and the Commission was formally organized by the election of Captain Hoben as presi dent and Mr. MacMaster as secretary and treasurer. Captain Hoben. much a gal net his will, accepted the position at the head of the board, but the other members right ly Judged that he was the best qualified for the place by his long experience with shipping matters and his knowledge of conditions at this and other ports. The policy of the new Commission was Captain Andrew Hoben, Elected Pres ident of the Sailor Hoarding-House-Commission. not fully outlined, as a bill Is now before the Legislature providing for changes in the law. The object of the bill is to per mit such charitable institutions as the Seamen's Mission and the People' Insti tute to place sailors on shipboard without paying the boarding-house license of $230. When this bill and any others that may be introduced are finally acted upon, the Commlealon. will determine upon a pol icy. The meeting yesterday was held In the office of Mr. MacMaster, In the "Worcester block, but In the future the Commission will meet In the rooms of the Chamber of Commerce, in the Mohawk building, at the call of the President There Is only one sailor boarding-house in operation now, that of Jack Grant and the "White brothers, and it is not consid ered likely that they will rush up and pay the high license in a hurry. In view of tho condition of shipping at the pres ent time. The grain movement is at an end for the season, and the harbor will soon be almost barren of oversea sailing ships of all kinds. The few craft yet to leave will not have many vacancies to fill, and, therefore, the boarding masters would probably" not consider themselves Justified In taking out licences until there Is a revival in the shipping Industry. REPAIRS TO LIGHTSHIP. Vessel Will Afterwards Be Brought Here and Put on Drydock. The Columbia River lightship Is moored at the coal bunkers, where she will re main several days while repairs are be ing attended to. The Portland Iron Works has the contract for the work, which will consist In the placing of new tubes In her boiler and making some re pairs to her machinery- The work will cost about $700. The lightship will leave down for her station off the river next week, and in the Spring will be brought back here for a general overhauling, when she will toe placed on the drydock. The lightship has been in continuous service off the river in all kinds of weather since 1901. In that year, while anchored at her station, 11 miles off shore, she broke her moorings and drifted on the sands at Xorth Beach. The high winds forced her far up on the beach, and all efforts to get her into deep water proved unsuccessful. Captain J. H. Rob erts, of this city, then took the contract for floating her, which he did in a most unusual way. With the aid of horse power and steam winches he moved the vessel overland, as a. housemover would transport a dwelling, and finally launched the ship in the still waters of Baker's Bay at Ilwaco. Two months' time waa con sumed in taking the vessel across the narrow neck of land. Repairs to the lightship's hull were made while she was being moved overland, "and afterwards ehe was towed to this city, where her machinery, decks and rigging were thor oughly overhauled. Captain Harriman. who was then in charge of the lightship. Is still her master. Mr. Peterson, the first mate, was after wards transferred to the Umatilla Reef lightship and promoted to captain. FIVE SHIPS TO LEAVE SOON. Harbor Will Be Well Cleared Out Next Week. There will be a general cleaning out of the harbor fleet next week, when five deep-sea ships take their departure, one with grain, two with lumber and two in ballast. The Italian ship S. Celeste, which bids fair to be the tall-ender of the grain carriers this season, completed her barley cargo at Irving dock yesterday, after numerous delays, and will leave dowrt tho river early In the coming week, bound for the United Kingdom. The lumber vessels Anna and Falrport will also get away, the former completing her cargo at Victoria dolphins Tuesday and the latter finishing at the Xorth Pa cific Mill Wednesday. The Anna goes to China and the Falrport to Chile. The French barks Marthe Roux and Yille de Mulhouse. unable to secure business here, have been ordered by their owners to proceed in ballast to Australia. "The pros pects there are better and the ships, at the same time, will be favored In tho movement by the workings of the French bounty law. DALLES CITY ON THE WAYS. Injuries Received by Striking Sunken Rock Were Trifling. " The Regulator Line steamer Dalles City was hauled out on the ways at the Port land Shipbuilding Company's yards yes terday and an examination of her hull showed that the injuries she received in striklnc the Mibmers! rorlt near Stevcn- fee i SILK TAPESTRIES, COTTON TAPESTRIES, WOOL TAPESTRIES SILK BROCADES, SILK BROCATELLES, SILK VELOURS, COTTON VELOURS, SILK MOIRES, COTTON MOIRES, ART BURLAPS Rebuilding and Recovering Antitine Furniture Is a Specialty of Ours. No Matter How Badly It Is Damaged. We Can Restore It to Its Original Condition. We Make Furniture to Order. ESTIMATES FURNISHED. Don't hesitate to ask us to give you estimates on work you want done. We employ men for that purpose. It's part of our business. PHONE EXCHANGE 34. son were In no way serious. None of the frames were injured In any way and the sole damage consisted In a few bruised planks on the bottom. The boat came down from the upper river under her own steam and had busi ness been rushing: could have gone back temporarily on her old run until repairs could have been made, but as traffic Is light on the river, the company decided to have the repairs attended to now. The Dalles City will resume her regular serv ice la a few days. CHANGES IN' NAVIGATION AIDS Lights and Buoys Replaced or Moved In This District. Captain L. C. Hellner, lighthouse In spector, reports the following changes in lights and buoya in the Willamette and Columbia Rivers and on the coast in this district: Swan Island Bar upper post Hcht Hereto fore reported carried away, was replaced and the light re-established January 1C. Columbia River Outer buoy, a perpendicular-stripe first-class can, was moved January 7. and Is now In 52 feet of water about one half mile n. w. Vz w. of Us former position: North Bead lighthouse, n. i e.; Cape Disap pointment lighthouse, n. e. "i n.; Point Adams (discontinued) lighthouse, e U easterly. Peacock spit buoy No. O A black first-cla-vi can, found missing January 7, was replaced the same day. Inner buoy A perpendicular-stripe flrst clasa nun, was established January 9 in 25 feet of water on the Inner edge of the bar; Xorth Head lighthouse, n. 4 e.. northerly; Cape Disappointment lighthouse, n. e. by n.: Point Adams (discontinued) lightnou'e. e H s. South Channel Shoal buoy A horliontal strlpe first-class can. was discontinued Janu ary 9, the shoal spot wlhch It formerly marked having disappeared. Peacock spit buoy No. 1 A black Crst-clas can. found missing January 6, was replaced the same day. East side ot Middle Ground buoy No. G A red first-class spar, found missing December 20, was replaced the same day. Wlilapa Bay Wlllana Bay outside bar whistling buoy, perpendicular stripe, marked "Wlilapa" in white, picked up January H In disabled and sinking condition." was replaced January 17 by a perfect buoy. Tulallp Bay South spit buoy No. 2. a red first-class spar, reported adrift January 16, will be replaced as soon a practicable. Hale Passage Point Francis buoy No. O. a red first-class spar, reported one-quarter mile southeasterly of Its station January 6, will bo replaced aa soon as practicable. Hayden Brown Due at Tacoma. ASTORIA. Or., Jan. 19. (Special.) The master or the barkentine J. T. Kveston reports that the American bark Hayden Brown, which was sup posed to be overdue at this port from Port Los Angeles. Is not coming' to the Columbia Kiver. Just before the bark sailed her orders were changed, and she left for the St. Paul mill at Ta coma. where she will load lumber. Appeal of the Tug Traveler. ASTORIA. Or.. Jan. 13. (Special.) Tho Northwestern Lumber Company, of Hoquiam. owner of the tug- Travel er, which was fined $500 by Collector Robb a few Jays ago for towing: a barge from Gray's Harbor to this port with her crew short two men, has filed an appeal to the department in Wash' ingtim, asking- that the fine be mitigat ed. The appeal ay3 the tug has bee: SPECIAL SALE UPHOLSTERY FABRICS 20 PER CENT DISCOUNT For the balance of January we shall make this discount on all upholstery fabrics used in all new and "done-over" upholstery work brought to us before February 1. 'Twill pay you tG have your renovating down now. OUR UPHOLSTERY DEPARTMENT We'd like everyone to know that we have the hest equipped Upholstery Shop in the Northwest. . The men who work there are thoroughly compe tent and under the direction of a skilled and experienced foreman. &b work is too difficult for us to undertake. "We carry a splendidly assorted stock of fine and medium-priced Upholstery fabrics and we're always glad to have you come in and get an estimate on any work you want done; or, if you prefer, telephone us and we will call for any furniture you may want done over. You can then come in and select the fabric. We'll tell you the cost. But come this month and you'll save money. TWENTY PER CENT DISCOUNT permitted to do towing- between Gray's Harbor and Wifllapa Harbor, while carrying- but one mate and one engi neer, and the owner did not suppose It was necessary to secure two more men, when making- an extra tow of only IS miles to the Columbia river. The appeal adds that neither the owner nor the master had any deslro to evade the statutes and the shortage In the crew was an oversight. ARRIVAL OF THE CHRISTEL. German Ship Brings'Part Cargo From Shields. The well-known German ship Christel, which arrived at Astoria yesterday noon, brings a part cargo of coke, plglron and firebrick to Balfour. Guthrie & Co., from Shields. The ship will be brought up In a few days. The Christel left the Tyne July 15, and arrived at Port Los Angeles after a pass age of 13S days. She left a part of her cargo there and sailed north on New Year's day. making a fairly smart run to the Columbia River. The ship was here last Winter, sailing on January" 2 for Queenstown with 111,775 bushels of barley and 15.000 bushels of wheat. Captain "Wurthmann is still ia command of her. The vessel has no outward charter. Extensive Repairs to Manzanita. Secretary Metcalf has recommended J that $40.00) be expended on the lighthouse tender Manzanita. and If Congress passes the bill the steamer will be practically rebuilt. The Manzanita lias been in serv ice for over a quarter of a century. The Government will also build a new tender for the Eureka station and another for service In Hawaiian waters. Murderous Attack by Skipper. PLYMOUTH. England. Jan. 13. Tho British ship Tamar, from Hamburg for Seattle, put into this port today with her commander. Captain Griffiths, in irons. Later he wa3 taken into custody by the police on the charge of having attempted to murder the mate and a sailor who was at the wheel by shooting at them with a revolver. The captain was taken before a magistrate and was remanded. Centennial Rams the Amasis. SEATTLE. Jan. 13. The San Francisco steamer Centennial today rammed the German ship Amasis while the latter ves sel was loading lumber for Panama at a local wharf. The bowsprit of the Centen nial was splintered and several plates on the stern of the Amasis were strained. Marine Notes. Duties collected on imports at the Cus-tom-House for the District of the Wil lamette in the last quarter of ltM amount, ed to J15S.367. For the same period or 1303 the collections were $117,503. The owners of the Holt Hill, the British ship lately chartered to load lumber for Chile, have decided not to have her put on the drydock here, asserting that the charges for docking and labor are less at the 'Chilean ports, an assertion that is disputed by Portland shipping men who know the conditions In South America. The Great Northern steamship Minne sota, which will sail from Seattle for the Orient tomorrow, will take out 25,000 tons of cargo, practically a full load. Prior to Ihe arrival of the Minnesota on this coast Great Northern freicbt traffic: offl- 9 JsSSSSSfu A VVt VATIC S MAKEYOUfi OWN TERMS clals were very zealous in booking freight for shipment by her. It is due to their efforts, spread over a period of some five weeks, that the big- steamship is taking out a full cargo. Shipping men as a gen eral rule are not very optimistic regard ing the Minnesota's chances of securing another full cargo for some time. Domestic and Foreign Ports. ASTORIA. Jan. 19. Arrived down at U:30 last night and sailed at 9:30 A. M. Steamer Aurella, for San Francisco. Arrived down at 5 and sailed at 10:20 A. M. Steamer Alliance, for Coos Bay and Eureka. Arrived down at 0:45 and sailed at 9:30 A. M. U. S. dredge Chinook, for San Francisco. Arrived at 8:45 and left up at 9:40 A. SI. Steamer Geo. AV. Elder, from San Francisco. Arrived down at 8:50 and sailed at 10:43 A. SI. Steamer Re dondo, for San Francisco and coast ports. Ar rived down at 9:30 A. SL Schooner Irene. Ar rived at 9:40 and left up at 10:15 A. SI. PUTTING IT STRONG But Doesn't It Look Reasonable? This may read as though we were put ting It a little strong, because it is gen erall ythought by the majority of people that Dyspepsia in its chronic form Is in curable or practically so. But we have long since shown that Dyspepsia is cura ble, nor Is It such a difficult matter as at first appears. The trouble with Dyspeptics Is that they are continually dieting, starving themselves or going to the opposite ex treme or else deluging the already over burdened stomach with "bitters" "after dinner pills," etc. which invariably In crease the difficulty even if In some cases they do give a slight temporary relief. Such treatment of the stomach simply makes matters worse. What the stom ach wants is a rest. Now ho can tho stomach become rested, recuperated and at the same time the body nourished and sustained? This Is a great secret and this is also the secret of the uniform success of Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets. This Is a comparatively new remedy, but its suc cess and popularity leave no doubt as to Its merit. The Tablets will digest the food any way, regardless of condition of stomach. The sufferer from Dyspepsia, according to directions is to eat an abundance of good, wholesome food and use the tablets before and after each meal and the result will be that the food will be digested no matter how bad your Dyspepsia may be. because, as before stated, the tablets will digest the food even If the stomach is wholly Inactive. To Illustrate our mean ing plainly. If you take 1800 grains of meat, eggs or ordinary food and place it in a temperature of 98 degrees, and put with it one of Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets it will digest the meat or eggs almost as perfectly as If the meat was Inclosed within the stomach. The stomach may be ever so weak, yet these tablets will perform the work of digestion and the body and brain will be properly nourished and at the same time a radical, lasting cure of Dyspepsia will be made because the much abused stom ach will be given, to some extent, a much-needed rest. 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St. Helens. Jan. 10. Passed at C:30 P. SI. Steamer J. L. Bvlston. San Francisco. Jan. 19. Arrived at 2 P. SI. Steamer Columbia, from Portland. Arrived Steamer Enterprise, from Hllo; schooner De fender, from Honolpu; steamer Jcanle. from Seattle; steamer Despatch, from Astoria; steamer Areata, from Coos Bay. Sailed Schooner O. SI. Kellogg, for Slahukona; bark Kalulani. for Honolulu; ship Lynton. for Slel bourne. vlo Port Townsend; bark Hoillswora. for Now York: bark JoinvIUe. for New Cale donia; brig Lurllne. for Gray's Harbor; schoon er Advance, for Coquille; schooner Volant, for Gray's Harbor. Hong Kong. Jan. 19. Arrived Empress of India, from Vancouver, via Yokohama. I SIoJl, Jan. 19. Sailed Forest Brook, for Se- ' attle. San Francisco. Jan. 20. Arrived Steamer 1 Slanchurla, from Hong Kong, via Yokohama SAPOLIO FOR TOILET AND BATH Delicate enough for the soften skin, and yet efficacious in removinj any stain. KeeDS the akin In nrFiM , condition. 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