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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 1905.
MUST PUT UP BOND
HAD TWO HUSBANDS
THREE OF THE PROMINENT RAILROAD OFFICIALS NOW IN PORTLAND
Traction Company Asked to
Show Good Faith,
TO ASSURE HILLSBORO LINE
Street Committee Recommends Tha
Oregon Traction Company Get a
Franchise From City Property-Holders
At the meeting of the street committee
of the City Council in the City Hall yes
terday afternoon, -while It was recom
mended that the Oregon Traction Com
pany be granted a franchise in the City of
Portland for a proposed electric line to
Hillsboro, it was suggested that a 510.000
cash bond be given in lieu of a $25,000
surety bond, and that it be stipulated in
the agreement that the road must be con
structed through to Hillsboro.
Councilmen Zimmerman, Bentley and
Rumelin apparently feel that the Oregon
Traction will not build to Hillsboro un
less it Is forced to. Said Mr. Rumelln:
"We wish some assurance that the
road "will be built to the country and
bring us some traffic. If we grant this
franchise to you and the road is only
'built to the city limits you will tap a dis
trict as good as that through which the
"Washington and Twenty-third street line
runs, and I think that is the best-paying
road in Portland."
A petition was presented by "W. T. Muir,
attorney of the Oregon Traction Company,
from Stark-street property-owners, re
questing that the road come into the bus
iness section of Portland over that thor
oughfare. Paul "Wesslnger and Herman
"Wittenberg were present In behalf of
Twelfth-street property-owners and stated
that they were perfectly willing to have
that street used for the line.
Overton-street property-owners were
well represented and finally succeeded in
having the proposition to put the road on
that street turned down. Percy Blyth, of
the Russell & Blyth Company, was pres
ent, representing his Interests on "Willam
ette Heights, and vigorously opposed the
Shows Plans of Route.
H. A. Brandon, consulting engineer, im
ported from San Francisco for the occa-j
slon by the Oregon Traction Company,
showed plans of the proposed route and
explained that It would be impracticable
to use Pettygrove street as the "Overton
property-owners desired, insofar as the
company would have to construct over a
12 per cent grade.
Marshall street, in his opinion, was the
most desirable for his clients, but in con
sultation with L. Y. Keady it was de
cided to abandon any hope of obtaining
this street, insofar as it was thought that
more serious protests would ensue. It was
finally recommended by the committee
that the route In the city for the new line
should bo as follows:
Along Stark to Twelfth, thence on
Twelfth to Pettygrove, thence on Petty
grove to Twenty-sixth, thence south on
Twenty-sixth to Overton street, thence
along the contour of Willamette Heights,
taking the grade to a point at Twenty
Ninth and Quimby. and thence to the city
The matter of the assessment for Up
shur street was discussed, J. N. Teal and
H. E. Noble representing the property
owners. There was some question as to
whether or hot the railroad company
would pay its allotment of the assess
ment. It was decided that they probably
would and the matter tabled for further
ANNUAL BAN0.UET TONIGHT.
Portland Commercial Club Will En
tertain Prominent Guests.
The eleventh annual banquet of the
Portland Commercial Club takes place
this evening at 7 o'clock at the clubrooms
in the Chamber of Commerce building.
Governors Chamberlain and Mead will be
present and deliver addresses. Governor
Gooding of Idaho, who Is confined to his
bed by sickness, cannot attend, but ho
dictated his speech from his sick-bed and
has sent his secretary. James McMillan,
to read It to the guests. Mr. McMillan
will arrive in Portland this morning.
Governor Mead is expected this after
noon. The guests will gather promptly at 6:30
o'clock and enjoy a social half hour be
fore the banquet, which is to begin
promptly at 7. The list of toasts is as
Address of the President. II. M. Cnkf-
"Oregon's "Welcome" Governor George K.
"Washington and the Pacific Northwest"
Governor Albert B. Mead.
"Idaho's Message" From Governor F. It.
Gooding, read by Executive Secretary Janes
"Oregon's Interest in Irrigation" Judge Ste
phen A Lowell, Pendleton.
"The Relation ot Commercial Bodies" Will
iam D. Wheelwright.
"A Glimpse of the Past" Mayor George H.
'The Outlook" Harvey W. Scott.
In addition to these speakers there will
be about 0 shorter addresses. A num
ber of prominent railway officials will be
among the guests, and General Williams,
tT. S. A., and other Army officers, will at
tend. The banquet halls have been tastily
decorated for the occasion.
END OF CUE CONTEST.
Zellar Defeats Banks in Finals at
The billiard tournament which has been
attracting a great deal of attention at the
Multnomah Club came to a close last
eight when C. W. Zellar m6t and defeated
S. L. Banks In the linals. The tourna
ment has lasted for six weeks and was
divided Into four classes. A great number
of players have taken part in the tourna
ment and there was considerable Interest
taken In tho final events.
Zellar. who played ICO points to Banks'
65, won the first prize, a handsome medal.
A handsome cue went to Mr. Banks as
eecond prize. Following the billiard
tournament will begin the pool contest,
which will start next week.
MYSTERY NOT EXPLAINED.
Nelson Walker Remains Unconscious,
but Doctor Expects Recovery.
kelson Walker, hurt in a mysterious
jnanner at his doorstep late Wednesday
night. Is still unconscious at his home.
The attending physician states his firm
belief In tho young man's ultimate recov
ery. The police still believe the victim of
the accident slipped and fell, breaking his
collar-bone and causing concussion of the
brain. "Women who are said to have
stated they heard him order some one out
of the yard that night cannot be located
by the detectives.
Big Real Estate Deal.
Councilman John P. -Sharkey yesterday
sold the three-story frame building at
tbe rortheast corner of Park and- Yam
hill streets to EL EL Redfield. of Glendaie.
for a consideration of JISJXK). The lot
measures BO feet by 60 feet, and It Is
understood that Mr. Redfield Is not to
alter the building at present.
THE XAND PE0SECTTTI0NS.
Loose Ideas of Many of Our People
as to Law and Right.
' CORVALUS. Or.. Jan. 27. (To the Editor.)
Some of the country papers seem to be com
plaining because a "Senator and Representa
tive In Congress -are being prosecuted for
crimes against the Government. Would It
not be a good plan to suspend Judgment until
the courts let goT If the idols are dean, their
positions would be all the more secure In
public confidence. But If It should happen,
for Instance, that the charges are true, then
what position would those critics be in?
I ha-e noticed that the antagonism to Sec
retary Hitchcock l especially keen. I have
been trying to estimate the cause for this.
Plenty of reasons, .suggest themselves. I have
been wondering If It la possible that a low
opinion of the land Jaws can account for that
hostility. It would seem even ro. For the
reason that many persons, most highly es
teemed an citizens and neighbors all over Ore
gon, do not hesitate to take up homesteads,
often several days Journey from their home
and business and place of abode; visit those
claims once or twice a year, and make final
proof In which they swear that the claim Is
their actual place of residence. There Is a
vast difference between an actual and a the
oretical residence. A great man saM. not
very long ago, that alt he need do to trans
port hlmtelf to any dnsired place was to will
It. and he would to all Intents and purposes
be there by that mere act of the will. That
was the declaration of a giat man gene mad.
He was mad on that theme. The case of the
homesteader seems to me equally absurd. He
swears he has actually resided on the land all
the months and years the law requires, al
though the kind of homesteader I have men
tioned, himself and his two witnesses, who
usually are in the same boat, and the officer
taking the final proof, and all his neighbors,
friends, relatives and acquaintances, who know
him at his place of business and at hla home
ounng the period of his theoretical residence
on the claim, well know his affidavit Is false,
and that her commits perjury, as do his wit
nesses, when this proof Is made. Why do
homesteaders swear falsely In this manner?
It must be remembered that this particular
brand of perjury includes many of the sup
posedly best citizens all over this state, and
probably elsewhere throughout the West. A
man Insisted to me recently that It was not
wrong In Itself to pass bogus money, or to
smuggle contraband goods Into the country
without paying the duty. That a man-made
law could not Impose a moral restraint so
long as no Individual was wronged. Now I
have found In conversations with persons that
there Is a general Idea prevalent that a loose
construction of this matter ot residence on
aome remote homestead claim Is all right,
and that the Government means a theoretical
residence, especially when It is beyond the
ability of any one man to clear up the av
erage Oregon homestead and make a living on
It, much less support a family there. So they
content themselves with an occasional visit,
and In dut time make their final proof.
Just suppose, now, that, no matter how
roundly Intrenched behind the statutes of lim
itation and of the doctrine that an innocent
purchaser for value and without notice of
fraud should imagine his homestead tlUe to
be when transferred to another, after proof.
It should develop that the courts would, on
proof of this fraud In the matter of residence,
set aside the proof or the patent and restore
the claim to the public domain, to become even
the prey of some scripter, or other lawless
freebooters, as furcMtwi In vnur aitm-tiai v
'other day. In that event, how would this mat
ter or residence appear to this homesteader?
1 venture to say that, if the citizen with lax
Ideas of tho value of a law should realize that
his false affltovlt would result In Invalidating
the title springing from this act of homestead
on his part, that he would not swear so loose
ly. That his veneration of the law would be
Increased, and that. If he concluded to take a
homestead, he would make such arrangements
as to enable him to actually live, work, eat
and sleep on his claim seven days In each
week and 52 weeks in tho year, or else not
take up a claim.
It seems to mo that the trouble is partly
due to a low estimate of the law. The law
ought to be the most cred thing in this
Nation to every person in the Nation; and Its
enforcement ought to bring ttfl the moral eup
port of every citizen to the aid of the Gov
ernment in its endeavor to prevent and punish
tho abuse and violation ot the law. Instead
of this moral support, we find much public
criticism and abuse of prosecuting officers,
a great deal more of an unusual silence where
editorial support of the principal Involved
would do much good. It is very difficult for
a government to detect smuggling in a com
munity where every one U In the business,
and editorial silence or condemnation in tho
country press. In the regions where much of
the disregard for land laws is most apparent,
undoubtedly tends to bring those laws into
contempt and disrepute. The Oregonlan's rig
orous support of the movement to clean up
this nest ot fraud has reflected great credit
on the whole state, and it is fortunate for the
state, both now and hereafter,, that this is so,
for The Oregonlan is the real representative
of this state abroad. J. H. WILSON.
BID NOT BEING THE CASH.
President of Closed Chicago Bank
CHICAGO, Jan. 27. Receiver Edwlnr C.
Day was in charge of the Pan-American
Banking Company's affairs today. A
small number of depositors who were on
hand at the opening hour were Informed
that no statement of the concern's con
dition could be given out until later. Pres
ident W. H. Hunt was due to arrive with
funds to relieve the situation, reached
Chicago today, but Attorney Julius Held
man said Hint he had gone to Boston to
secure funds from a branch bank
there. While the receiver and his
clerks were working on the books, the
number of depositors Increased until
the corridor was crowded.
Had Worked Big Schemes.
NEW YORK, Jan. 27. William Hunt,
presldont of the Pan-American Bank. In
Chicago, which has been closed by a Con
stable, is the head of a private bank at
91 Wall street. He Is said to have been
stormbound on a train to. Chicago. Hunt,
according to the Herald, was the pro
moter of the International Bank & Trust
Company, which failed about IS months
ago. It had eight or ten branches in
Mexico and In several states. The head
offices were In this city, and the com
pany was capitalised at 51,000,000. An at
tempt to reorganize Is said to have re
sulted in the formation of the Pan-American
Cause of Death a Puzzle.
TACOMA, Wash.. Jan. 27. The body of
a well-dressed man whose identity can
not be established lies on a slab in Mel
lingor's morgue. The body was found by
three boys Wednesday evening. It was
lying upon a pile of ties not far from the
Northern Pacific tracks. In the sduthern
section of the city. Thero are no Indica
tions of violence, yet doctors are puzzled
as to the cause of death.
The man was extremely well dressed,
his outer clothing being tailor-made, and
his underclothing of rich material. He
was apparently about 35 years of age. On
a piece of cigarette paper found In the
coat was written: "Doug. Campbell. Ma
ple Vine." This was signed underneath
Fisheries Auction a Failure.
BELL1NGHAM. Wash., Jan. 27. The
fifth attempt to auction the properties
of the Pacific Packing & Navigation
Company this morning was practically a
failure. Two small sales were made.
Goorge J. Hobel. of Belllngham, bid $550
for the steamer Imogen e. and L. Good
rich, of Belllngham. offered $1000 for the
Quadra Cannery of Alaska. Both bids
will probably be rejected by the courts.
, "W. A. Peters, who said he was here to
represent an alleged combine of creditors
of the concern, stated that the advices
he expected to receive relative to bidding
had not yet arrived.
Luxuriant hair with Ite youthful color as
sured by using 1'arker s Hair tuusam.
Parker's Ginger Tonic the best cough cure.
TAXROLL IS HEAVY
Total for Past Year Takes the
COLLECTION BEGINS FEB. 1
Comparisons With Previous Years
Show Big Gain, the Total for
1904 Being $2,202,331.67
County Will Pay Debts.
The total sum of the tax roll for the
year 1104, the collection of which is to be
begun February 1, Is $2,202,331.67. This is
the largest taxroll ever known in the his
tory of Multnomah County. The 1008 tax
roll footed up Jl.9S3.S2i. and that for the
year 1902, $1,700,817.
The principal items In the present roll
are as follows:
Port of Portland
City of Portland.
City of St. Johns
5O.t9S.401.OO!7.2 ! 38.4(.
bcnooi Dist. ?o. l
The balance is made up of taxes for out
side school districts In the county, about
50 in number.
Many Fractional Levies.
The cost of extending the roll was $172,
as compared with $335 a year ago. The
work this j-ear could have been done for
much less If there had not been so many
fractional levies to figure The expense,
however. Is not considered high, as In
1901 It cost $S56 to extend the taxroll. The
cost of writing the 1904 roll was JltOS.
James S. McCord had charge of the work.
County Clerk Fields turned the books orer
to Sheriff Word late yesterday afternoon,
and the Sheriff will be prepared to com
mence collecting Wednesday morning at
8 o'clock. A 3 per cent rebate is allowed
on all taxes paid in full on or before
March 15 next.
Will Pay Indebtedness.
County, Clerk Fields has prepared fig
ures showing that Multnomah County
will pay off all of Its outstanding indebt
edness this year, and will have a balance
over on January 1. 1905. He calculates
that by April 1 next the last outstanding
warrant will have been liquidated. The
figures are as follows:
January 1. IMS. liabilities SiP2.648.43
12 months bills, at 330,000 per mo.. 300.i.ihj
Due State or Oregon aso.107.50
State and county tax f7S.577.35
Road tar 12S.37C00
Poll tax 10.184.00
Fees 12 menth. at $3500 42.eO0.uo
Deduct ,. S72.755.tO
On band January 1. 1906 $ 41.tS27.45
More Game Protection.
COTTAGE GROVE. Or.. Jan. 21. To the
Editor.) I see In Tee Oregonlan a piece writ
ten by J. J. Winn, ot Esgcne. beaded. "Ex
terminate the Deer. In some ways I agree
with Mr. Wlan. but not to exterminate the
deer. I think that we should urc every means
to protect the game a Oregon. Orefrna ought
to be one of the banner states of the Union
for pame. but as it is being destroyed now by
same hogs we will soon have no game at all.
The deer In this part of the state are not be
ing exterminated by the hunter, bet by the
varmints. I ant a hound man myselt. bet I
do not keep hounds to hunt deer, but to hunt
varmints. I am tnterrrted In u mountain
ranch and have to keep hounds to protect my
About one year ago I got a men-age from
John Addison, living about 12 miles we of
Cottage Grove, asking H. H Petrle and myaMf
to bring our hounds and help capture a cougar
that was destroying his goats. "U went 12
miles through rain and storm and killed the
cougar. "We found the carcasses of Ave deer
and 13 goats which he had killed Inside of
three weeks and in a space of about ten a?res
of ground. This Is a sample of their work
er. Winn said that If the deer were exter
minated we would have no cougar, but I differ
with Zlr. Winn In that If the deer were ex
terminated the cougar and other wild animals
would prey upon the sheep, goats and other
stock of the backwoods farmer.
I think the only way to protect the deer is
to place sufficient bounty upon cougars, wild
cats and lynx to compensate a man for hunt
ing thera. Another protection to the game of
Oregon Is to prohibit their sale altogether,
placing a time limit ot 15 days on upland
birds and allowing a man the privilege of
using his dogp. for when you take a tree
sportsman's dog away from htm you are taking
away all the sport In the pastime.
I think the does should be protected at all
times for five years, for everyone ooght to
know that a doe Is not fit to eat durine the
While I am a lover of a good hound, or any
good dog. I think our friend Mr. Winn goes
to extremes when potting tbent above a Game
Warcen, tor I thing the State ot Oregon can
rrS. ' " Iff U
boast of having a good, conscientious man In
that position. Tet I think the Game Warden
was a little radical In his statements in that
the law should be to give any man the priv
ilege of killing dogs found chasing de?r, hut
I believe Mr. Baker (Gamo Warden) realizes
that would be a dangerous law to his fellow
man, for I doubt It any true sportsman would
stand by and see his dog shot.
Let every true sportsman put his shoulder
to the wheel and help protect the game In the
State ot Oregon. JOHJf BARKER.
CORVALUS. Or., Jan. 24. (To the Editor.)
1 have been reading in The Oregonlan the
different changes advocated in game laws. Per
mit me. as a man who has been farming over
20 years in Oregon, to protest otrpngly against
a hunters' lloecse of $1. Only a very small
percentage of farmers have time to take more
than a day or two nhootlng In tho Fall. For
thip, if they arc going to ktcp tne law, they
will have to pay $!. Ninety per cent of them
will hunt and not pay the license and so be
made law-breakers and another law that Is net
observed will be added to Oregon's long nrt
of laws that are not kept.
Another and a very Important point Is that
most young American boy& and men hunt and
become used to firearms and are good shots.
If a license has to be paid lots of this hunt
ing will be stopped. This no doubt Is good
for the birds and for city people who can
afford to pay licenses, but lots of country boys
will either become law-breakers or have to
quit hunting. Should trouble ever come up
there are (owing to this hunting) hundreds of
thousand of young men fine shots all ready
to step up. In England, thank to game laws
and gun licenses, boys have not half the
epiiortunlty to get accustomed to firearms that
they have here. This England found out to
her cost In the late Boer war. when her young
men. many of them only xltghtly accustomed
to firearms, went up against the Boers who
had as hunters been accustomed to handling
firearms all their lives. I xor one say nave
no laws to make boys either law-breakers or
If funds must be raised 1 would respectfully
suggest that a license nf say $5 (over and
above any of the city dog license) be placed
on all bird doge. This would be only a Just
law. as a man with a dog tan kill several
times more birds than a man without one. To
see a well-trained dog And and set his game
is more than half the sport to a sportsman:
therefore the tire of a dog should not be pro
hibited, but the owner should pay for tho
privilege, and can generally very well afford
to do so. Hunting with dogs Is a good and
sportsmanlike way to hunt, but there Is no
question that the Increanrd use of dogs for
hunting during the last few years has almost
exterminated the Denny phaeanr.t. An old
China running or hiding In brush can fool
any number of hunters, but when a dog comes
he Ik powerless as a fairly well-bred bird dog
will And almost every bird .within a large
radius. Any legislation that Will keep down
the number of bird dogs will Increase the
number of pheasants.
Just whether hounds should be allowed to run
deer or not I am not prepared to say, but I
d" say that a heavy penalty ought to be
placed on any owner of a hound who allows
his dog to be at large during the close season
and particularly so In the Spring, when the
does are heavy with young. I have seen sev
eral cases of does being run at that time. It
Is a wicked, cruel and unsportsmanlike act.
The dog is not to blame It Is hl nature
but the owner who leaves his hounds at large
at that lime of year is and should be severely
I believe the sale of upland game should be
prohibited anyhow for a few year, and also
that feeding and wholesale daughter of ducks
should be prohibited, and. say. 20 placed as a
limit, GEORGE ARMSTRONG.
LOOK INTO BRIBERY CHARGE
Civil-Service Commission Holds a
A secret meeting was held yesterday
by the Civil Service Commission presum
ably to investigate a charge of an at
tempt to bribe and cause favoritism la
the marking of examination papers.
As to what was accomplished, reports
are mere conjecture. The meeting was
held behind closed doors and the press
excluded. None of the members of the
commission would be Interviewed.
It seems that a certain city official was
approached by an applicant for a posi
tion in the Auditor's office and an attempt
made to Induce Influence in his behalf by
bribery- The commission. It is thought,
learned of this and immediately called a
meeting with the object In view of throw
ing the applicant's name from the lists,
if it could be ascertained.
Whetjier or not the report of the at
tempted briber)' niay be accepted as au
thentic Is not divulged. The charter pro
vides that any person using undue Influ
ence toward obtaining an appointment in
the civil service has committed bribery
and is punishable according to the laws
of the state
Where Are Her Boys?
Captain Francis S. Provost, Box 21, Cox
sackie. K. Y., writes: "Please ask all
comrades and their mothers, wives, sis
ters and daughters to help an old mother
find her two boys. Shegave two boys to
her country, and now, at the age of 85.
she sorrows for their absence and longs
for their return. She wishes to see them
again before she is transferred to join
the majority in the Forever. Lt the
brothers, Charles C. Smith and George W.
Smith, of Company D. 134th Xew York.,
know that their mother wants to see
them at Middlcburg, N. Y. C. C. Smith
was last heard of in Florida; G. W. Smith
In Portland. Or.. In 1S90 or 1S3L Who
will send me the first good news of these
Babe's Clothes All Aflame.
MORO. Or.. Jan. 27. The sight or her
16-months-old baby with its clothing In
names greeted the horrified gaze of Mrs.
J. O. Elliott, of Mora, when she looked in
through the kitchen window, and although
she put out the fire with Jicr hands as
soon as possible, the child was burned so
badly that he lived only a few hours. Mrs
Elliott had left the lad alone in the kitch
en for a few minutes.
Children take lino's Care readily. It Is a
sovereign remedy for little folks' colds.
ZEGGIO IS TO GOME
Noted Chevalier Appointed
REPRESENTS ITALY AT FAIR
Newly-Appointed Official Is a Famous
Cavalry Officer, a Well-Known
x Journalist, and Decorated
Often for Good Service.
Exposition headquarters have been no
tified of the appointment of Chevalier
Victor Zegglo, of Florence, Italy, as commissioner-general
for Italy to the Lewis
and Clark Centennial. The appointment
Is very pleasing to the Exposition offi
cials, as the Chevalier Is thoroughly ex
perienced in Exposition work, is a
charming gentleman and will do much
to Insure the success of the social side
of the Exposition.
Chevalier Victor Zegglo was a member
of the Royal Italian Commission tc the
Louisiana Purchase Exposition. He lives
in Florence, to which city he lately re
turned from St. Louis. Immediately upon
his return he was again honored by -being
appointed commissioner-general of the
Lewis and Clark Centennial.
Is Noted Cavalry Officer.
The now commiasloncr-general has for
eight years been one of the most pro
ficient and most popular officers of Ital
ian cavalry- He was royal commissioner
to the "World's Columbian Exposition in
Chicago in 1S93, to the Exposition In San
Francisco la ISM. to the Exposition Ja
Bruxellcs In 1S97 and to Paris in lSOO. In
addlti6n to his service at St. Louis. He
is therefore well qualified to represent his
country at the Exposition to" be held in
Is Also a Journalist.
Chevalier Victor Zegglo Is also a jour
nalist, and has published several volumes,
among them being works on Expositions.
He Is an honorary consul, and has sev
eral times been decorated by his govern
ment, as well as by other European gov
ernments. He is now actively engaged in
preparing his country's participation in
the Centennial. He has formed an hon
orary committee consisting of several
deputies and senators, the honorary presi
dent being the Italian Ambassador at
"Washington. Jhe Italian Gazette states
that many applications from artists and
manufacturers have already been sent
WILL PROCEED TO BUILD.
California Will Lose No Time Ex
hibit Second Only to Oregon.
SACRAMENTO. Cal., Jan. 27. (Spe
cial.) Speaking today of the Portland
Exposition. Governor Pardee remarked
that, now that the funds are in hand, he
will go actively to work In the construc
tion of a building. Plans for the project
ed structure are nearly completed by
Burrell & Co., of Oakland. As soon as
the specifications are ready, -bids will be
'invited, both here and at Portland, and
the award will be made to whoever puts
in the lowest figures.
California's exhibit for Portland is al
ready In process of organization. A large
salvage has been made from the St. Louis
exhibit and Is now on the way to Port
land. In addition to this the work of
preparation is going on actively at home.
J. A. Filcher, of San Francisco, and
Frank "Wiggins, of Los Angeles, who rep-
Chevalier Victor Zegglo.
resented California at St. Louis, are act
ing informally in the general work of
preparation, and the Governor stated
that they would probably be commis
stoned regularly for the work at Port
land. Both have had wide experience in
such matters. Mr. Filcher was one of
the California Commissioners at Buffalo,
again at Paris and more recently at St.
Louis. Mr. "Wiggins Is the secretary' of
the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce
and has a high reputation in exploitation
The California exhibit at Portland will
gain largely from the St. Louis Fair. Tho
greater part of the exhibit Is already
created, so that practically the whole
$90,000 appropriated by the Legislature is
available for making a building at Port
land and for maintaining it during the
Exposition upon a hospitable basis.
It has been the idea of the Governor
and the Legislature to make California's
representation a striking mark of neigh
borly sentiment, and to that end it is ex
pected to be the most complete Individual
exhibit, excepting, of course, that of Ore
gon herself. A. H.
IDAHO FAVORS AN EXHIBIT.
Commissioner Marshall Assured That
Building Will Be Erected.
BOISE, Idaho. Jan. 27. (Special.) J. P.
Marshall, Special Commissioner of the
Lewis and Clark Exposition, left this af
ternoon for Denver, after spending some
days looking after Exposition Interests
among the members of the Idaho Legis
Iature. Before leaving he stated he was
confident the Legislature would provide
for a building for the Idaho exhibit-
Mr. Marshall had found a very liberal
spirit among the members, he said, to
ward the Exposition, and he was confi
dent a sufficient appropriation would be
made to enable the state to make
representative exhibit and do itself credit.
The amount, he said, would depend upon
tne reports or special committees appoint
ed to visit the state Institutions and re
port upon their needs.
The Southeastern committee left today
on Its tour. The one to go north Is await
ing the settlement of the plan for i
trip of the entire Legislature to that sec
tion of the state.
James McMillan, secretary to Governor
Gooding, left tonight to represent the
latter at the meeting of the Portland
Commercial Club. The Governor Is just
out after a very severe attack of the grip,
and his phyelcian prohibited him from
making the Intended trip. Secretary Mc
Millan will read an address prepared by
the Governor. It will outline the prob
able scope of Idaho s participation at the
One week from today Governor Mead,
of "Washington, will break ground for
the Exposition building to be erected by
his state. The Governor s party, 20 strong,
will journey to Portland In a private car,
and while in this city he will be enter
tained by the Exposition officials.
Several cars of miscellaneous exhibits
arrived at the Exposition grounds yes
terday, among them one car containing
tne statuary from St- Louis. One car of
the Oregon exhibit at St. Louis was re
turned, and the exhibits will be distrib
uted at once to their owners. Two cars
of the Alaska exhibits are expected to
arrive within a few days.
Against Arbitration Treaty.
PORTLAND. Jan. 27. (To the Editor.) I
read In your Issue of Monday that the Rev.
Dr. Stephen S. Wise announced In his address
at the opening of the People's Forum that he
expected to have a debate between "An Anglo
American, who believes this country could set
tle certain questions with England without go
ing to war with her. and a genuine Irishman
who wants war with England so that his for
mer home may be helped."
Sow If Dr. Wise wants to have such a de
bate and wants to live up to the policy ot the
People's Forum, which, according to himself.
Is "a broad and liberal platform we speak
the truth." It seems to me he should select
another type of Irishman, no less genuine than
the one he mentions!. If he will take the trou
ble to Tead your report of the meeting of the
united trisn league, new here last week, hs
will find there are plenty of genuine Irish
men who oppose the arbitration treaty, not
because they want this country to go to war
with England, but because they maintain, and
Justly, that England .should set her own house
In order before attempting to set In order the
houses of any of the other nations of the world.
"What we Irish claim, and what was plainly
set forth at the meeting of the United Irtsh
League, is this: America has no business to
go Into any such treaty with England until
England proves herself worthy to be party to
such a treaty. And we claim further that
the most effectual proof she can give of her
good faith Is Tor her to do tne work she finds
nearest to her hand Justice to Ireland. "When
ehe does eo you will not find many genuine
Irishmen opposing an arbitration treaty, but
as- leng as England's present policy towards
Ireland remains In force, ro long will the
Irish-Americana continue to protest against
America tying her hands by a treaty which
may be of much more advantage to England
than to America. England's past dealings
with us have not been altogether free from
duplicity. Therefore. "Tlmeo Danaos, et .dona
ferentes. J. T. D.
Flatheads Dying of Pneumonia.
MISSOULA. Mont.. Jan. 27. Reports
received here this evening from the
Flathead Indian Reservation are to the
effect that a serious epidemic of pneu
monia Is prevailing among the Flat
head Indians, eight deaths from the
disease being reported during the past
few days. Rainy and sloppy weather
is contributing to the spread ot the
disease and the situation is now re
garded as serious by the agent and ad
ditional physicians may be asked from
Woman Married Second and
Found First Alive. .
DIVORCED FROM HER LATEST
Delia Mahan Awarded Decree Against
Josiah Hinkle Upon Discovering
First Husband Alive Hinkle
Makes No Defense.
Delia Mahan was divorced from Josiah
Hinkle by Judge Cleland yesterday be
cause Thomas Mahan. a former husband,
is still living and she has not been legally
separated from him.
The plaintiff testified that she was mar
ried to Thomas Mahan in Kansas City,
October 1, 18S2. Some time afterward he
went away. In June, 1SSS, she was in
formed that he had been killed. On De
cember 30, 1SSG, she was married to Josiah
Hinkle at The Dalles, and at that time
had heard nothing of her former husband
for over seven years except the report ol
his death. Acting under the presumption
ot law that a person not heard from for
seven years Is dead, she too$r the second
husband. .Recently she ascertamea xnac
Mahan still lives, but Mrs. Mahan did not
enlighten the court whether they intended
to become reunited. Hinkle resides in
Prineville. He made no defense to the
suit. D. Richardson testified that he met
Mahan In Idaho and saw him last a year
ago. He said Mahan owes him some
money and his brother kept him advised
THREE FAILURES OF CUPID.
Mismated Couple? Relieved of Mari
tial Knot by Law.
Three divorces were granted by Judge
Cleland yesterday on account of desertion.
On complaint of Annie Hall the bonds
of matrimony existing between her and
"William Hall were dissolved and she was
allowed to resume her maiden name, Rob
ertson. They were married In Missouri
in May, 100. Mrs. Hall testified that her
husband abandoned her over a year ago.
There is one child, which is In the custody
of the mother.
John L. Bohannon was divorced from
Anna L- Bohannon. to whom he was mar
ried in 1878. He testified that in 1S33 she
quarreled with him. left the house and
haa since refused to return. There are
six children, which are with their mother.
A divorce was granted to Sylvia v, caver
from "William H: Weaver, who deserted
her in November. 1903. one month after
their marriage. Mrs. Weaver said she did
not know why her husband went away.
Tingry Will Probated.
The will of C. G. Tingry. deceased, was
admitted to probate in the County Court
yesterday. The property consists of a
stock of jewelry, a- workshop and tools,
valued at J30CO. and 15 lots in Bartsch
Park, appraised at $2500. The entire estate
Is devised to James Gleason in trust for
Gustav James Tingry, a minor child, to
be used for the care, education and main
tenance of. the child. James Gleason Is
named as executor without bonds. The
will is dated September 16. 1904. TIngry's
wife obtained a divorce from him about
that time at Oregon City.
Judge George will decide the following
cases this morning:
Seed vs. Jennings, motion to strike out;
Piggott vs. McClurg. motion to strike out;
State vs. Goodwin, motion to strike out
Indictment; Bowen vs. Bowen. motion to
strike out complaint; State vs. Coon et
Decisions will be announced by Judge
Frazer this morning as follows:
Fire Association vs. John Allisina, on
merits; "Wells, Fargo & Co. vs. James E.
Page, et al.. on merits.
Louis Jacobs, an expressman, who, while
driving his horse and wagon across Haw
thorne avenue, at the intersection of East
Thirty-ninth street, was run into by a
car of the Oregon "Water Power & Rail
way Company, yesterday filed suit against
the company in the State Circuit Court
for JoOOO damages. The accident occurred
at 6 o'clock In the evening on October 15.
1901. Jacobs alleges that the car was
coming down a grade at a high rate of
speed without a headlight and says the
motorman neglected to ring a bell. Jacobs'
horse was killed and his wagon was de
molished, and he avers that he sustained
Injuries about the face, hands, body and
legs, and has ever since been lame.
The will of Preston "W. Gillette was ad
mitted to probate In the County Court
yesterday. By the terms of the instru
ment the widow. Mary M. Gillette, re
ceives all the household furniture, horse
and buggy, one-half of the income of the
estate and the home property at 191 Aber
nethy street. The remainder of the estate
Is bequeathed to Preston Wilson Gillette,
a son, 11 years old, to be held in trust for
him by his mother Mary M. Gillette Is
named as executrix without bonds.
L. "W. Chandler. S. "W. Keeley and A. F.
Flegel tiled articles of Incorporation of
the Alder-Street Grocery & Bakery in
the County Clerk's office yesterday. The
capital stock is placed at $1500.
Not Under Continuing Contract.
THE DALLES. Or.. Jan. 27. (To the Ed
itor.) Thanks for your lucid handling of the
subject of "The Canal"; but there are still
points unexplained. You say. In a recent Issue,
that Chairman Burton opposed the appropria
tion given under the sundry civil bill. 1903.
holding that the project was not recognized
by Congress as a continuing contract. No rea
son Is given for this opinion. I cannot find
authority for Chairman Burton's position 01
authority for the Engineer's Deiiartmerit sad
dling the expense of rlsht of way u;on Ore
gon. Until further light upon the subject, 1
think we should stand pat upon the suhjijt oi
selection, and let those who override the law
make the selection. READER.
Chairman Burton was correct In holding
that Congress did not recognize the Celtic
Canal project as being under the coutlnu-lng-contract
system, since It has never
been placed under this class of Govern
ment work. Under the present standing
of the project work can only be per
formed as appropriations are made and
funds available. In his report of June 30,
1904, however. Major "W. C. Langfltt
strongly recommended that the work
should be placed under the continuing
contract system to Insure Its early com
pletion. The project under which the canal will
now be constructed was approved by Con
gress only upon the assurance that It
would not exceed in cost the Harts
project and that J4.C0O.00O would be suffi
cient for its construction. The Harts'
project was rejected, owing to Its imprac
ticability in some features. It was later
found that if the Government had to pur
chase the right of way under the new
project the cost of the canal would exceed
the amount approved. The department
therefore took the stand that unless the
right of way was given to the Government
free of cost it would be Impossible to con
struct the canal under the approved
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