THj3 MORNTN'G OREGONIAN, WEDNESDAY, . OCTOBER 25, 1905. VISITORS SPEAK IN , PISE OF GiH Portland Able to Meet All Re quirements of National Ed ucational Association. SO. . SAY ITS OFFICERS President Schacfcr -and Treasurer Wilkinson Declare That Tliea- . tors, Halls and Churches Arc Adequate. "We arc firmly convinced that Portland is In a. position to meet every requirement for the holding of the annual convention ot the National Educational Association," said Nathan C. Schaefer. the president of that organization, wiio arrived here yesterday morning in company with J. Is. Wilkinson, troasurer. and also a member of the executive committee, on their tour of inspection relative to the selection of a meeting place for the next annual -gath-vrtug. Continuing, Mr. Schaefer said: "We have visited your theaters, halla and churches and they are more than ade quate to accommodate the needs of this great- convention. We are delighted -with th scenery of Oregon, and above every thing elee, with the spirit of the people. I consider that this city would be a very plejumitt place for our. next meeting." The two representatives of the National Educational Association arrived on the moraine; train from San Francisco. They were met at the depot by Tom Rlchard- hi. manager of the Commercial Club; J. H. Ackeriroui. State School Superin tendent: Frank Rlgler, Superintendent of th City Schools; and William McMur ray. representing the Harrlman lines. After breakfasting at the Hotel Portland, ihey spent the day Brlving about the city, and among other places of interest visited the Exposition grounds. They had noth ing but praise for Portland, and it Is con fidently expected that this city will be honored with the presence of the conven tion next July- In the afternoon at 4 o'clock the visitors were given an opportunity to ,meot and address the teachers of the city in the assembly room at the High School. Su perintendent Rigier presided and Intro duced the guests. President Schaefer, who also State Superintendent of Schools in Pennsylvania, told of the pleasure It afforded him to meet so large a corps of teachers. "At some of the cities we have visited." he said, "they have confined themselves to showing us their great bulktings and resources. I am glad to find a committee that lets us come in contact with the real center of Interest the teach ers of your city." Most of Mr. Schaefer's remarks were dvotod to a consideration of the public school curriculum. "This is the battle ground." he said, "upon which more than half of the educational battles of the last decade have been fought, and it Is time that we were reaching some definite con clusions. We have been introducing a great many branch studies and side lines in our public schools, and it Is a question if all of this lias been done wisely. I myself favor putting the emphasis upon the fundamental branches 'readln', writ ing and rithmetic.' I do not mean to say that I believe In doing away with all the' more modern branches. Our progress re quires these, but If a school neglects tne rudiments for the so-called -reformed methods. It Is missing Its real 'purpose." In conclusion Mr. Sohaefor told of his efforts to secure higher salaries for teachers. He aseertod that teaching was the most underpaid as well as the most deserving of the professions, and that he believed tlte time is near when the puMic will recognize and remedy this con dition. Refuse Iiow Salaries. Dr. J. N. Wilkinson, who is president of the Kansas State Normal School at Emporia, gave an excellent address, which, though brief, made one point whlcli was portlcularly well received by the teachers: "You are a discredit to the profession If you allow yourselves to accept low salaries. Hold, high the stand ard of teaching." Tom Richardson, of the Commercial flub, told of the efforts that had been made to secure the convention for Port land. At the close of the meeting the c-vrc2 U4tr anAiru IU tJU ill ruining places of entertainment for the thousands who will come If the convention is held here. They will report to Superintendent Rigier today, and it Is expected to show the -visitors that all entertainment has been provided for, before their departure this evening. At noon today a reception will be hold In the rooms of the Commercial Club to give the visitors an opportunity to meet the representative business men of the city. This will be followed by an Informal luncheon. Decision In November. Both Mr. Shaefcr and Mr. Wilkinson were reticent about discussing Portland's chancer of being chosen as the meeting place of the association. They stated that nothing definite would be determined until the latter part of November. From their general conversation, 'however, it is inferred that they are looking with favor upon tho invitation extended by this city. BELIEVE" KSSffl DIG DETECTIVES THINK MURDERED JAP HAD REVENGE. Fugitive Murderer Is Thought to Have Received Fatal Wounds From His Victim. KInta Kasaoka, the murderer of S. Sa saki, a Japanese who was stabbed to death at 2:30 o'clock Monday morning, is thought to be lying at the point of death In a room in the North End as the re sult of wounds inflicted by the murdered man before he expired. The detectives base this belief on the factthat a large clasp knife found by Ed ward Gassett on the door stop in front of a poolroom was covered with blood and was evidently carried by Sasaki. The knife when found was nearly a block from, the scene of the stabbing and'un doubtedly had been dropped by Sasaki as he fell through the door of the pool room. Kasaoka Is known to have run up Ev erett street after the cutting, and as there is a great quantity of blood along the sidewalk scattered in spots from side to side. It is thought possible that ICasa oka as well as Sasaki was stabbed. So far the detectives have been unable to locate the murderer, and the Japan ese who are said to be working with the detectives aro also unable to throw any light on his whereabouts. The Japs are considered as secretive as the Chinese, and will not. unless compelled to do so, glvo any information leading to the ar rest of Kasaoka. One of the Japanese said yesterday: "If one Japanese is killed what is the use of hanging another as long as the first is dead?" For two nights the detectives have be lieved that they would locate Kasaoka, but so far he is as far from capture as on the morning of the murder. It Is be lieved, though, that he as well as Sasaki was stabbed. -and that he is dead or is recovering in some Japanese lodging house. In Trouble Over "Check. Charles A Landes, a traveling man from San FrancIsJco, gave to B. J. Monti, proprietor of the Main Exchange saloon, a certified check for $250 as security for a loan of 520, and last night was locked up on a charge-pf obtaining money under false pretenses. Monti alleges that the check is worthless and that Landes has tried to bunco him. Landes says that the check is good and requested the police to wire to San Francisco to substantiate his word. The check given to Monti is signed by C. A Landes in favor of himself and Is on the paper used by the Commercial Na tional Bank. Landes was arrested in a pool joint at First and Madison streets last night by Detective Carpenter. Accident at Play "Proves Fatal. James Cook, the 10-year-old son of William Cook, at St. Johns, died soon after midnight as the result of an acci dent while at play. .He was thrown from a seesaw, lighting on his head and shoul- PRESIDENT AND TREASURER OF THE NATIONAL EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION VISIT PORTLAND x. c. sciiAEnsn, or nAimisntiRG. dors. After his arrival at home, whither he walked with slight assistance, medical aid was summoned and a broken shoulder bono set. No other Injuries were appar ent, but the mother was roused late at night by his death struggle. Robbed Poor Old Soldier. Because he Is paralyzed and Is unable to give change to his customors, an old soldier known as "Old John" was made the victim of hoodlums Monday night whon they grabbed a cigar box from In front of the old man's eyes thinking it was his box of change, and mude their escape. "Old John" keeps a small cigar stand at Twentioth and Washing ton .streets and purchasers of his wares are allowed to take tholr change from a cigar box which he keeps for small change. Thinking that they were get ting the little box of money the hood lums grabbed a box of cigars and made their oscape. Contract Let for Mill. ABERDEEN, Wash.OcL 24. (Special.) A J. West has let the contract for his proposed sawmill at Junction City, on the edge of town. The mill and other addi tions will be constructed on the latest Improved methods. Especial attention will be given to Eastern trade. EPITOMIZES TWO YEARS OF TRAVEL Charles Kohn Finds' Lessons in Municipalities of Europe and Points Impor tance of Good Roads to Attract Tourists. T HE secret of the enormous travol 1 of Americans In Europe annual ly, making tours of the Alps Instead of visiting the splendid sconery of the Pa cific Coast and Anrcrican Rockies. Is the absence of good roads," said Charles' Kohn. who has Just returned from two years travel abroad. "In Switzerland one sees scores of Americans touring in 'their uutos and when asked why they make the yearly pilgrimage to that country Invariably respond: 'Why, there -are no such roads as these at home.' Whose fault Is it but our own? In that country one can And good accommodations 'at every moun tain inn luxuries and .tecessitles of every manner, shape and form, and 1 11 roads leading to them are of the best character. The great troublo aero in Oregon is that wo pay too much atten tion to politics, devoting our attention to having elections as freuntly as possible instead of applying our ener gies in improving the roads leading to our grand scenic attractions jiot sur passed by any in the world. Take ad vantage of the magnificent rnountcln scenery possessed and advertise it to the world as is done in Europe, after having made it possible for travelers to reach the beauty spots and peoplo would soon know of. beautiful Oregon, which, I am sorry to say, very ow of those1 who travel extensively know Is on the map. Less local option and more license, utilizing tho revenue to build roads would be better for the country. "We enjoyed Switzerland immensely during the Summer months, when its grand mountains and Its good hotels, to be found in every nook and corner, but we have here at home mountain scen ery equally as grand, but lack the roads to get an opportunity to enjoy it Where we do huve mountain Toads they are for the most part rough, and if not ac tually Impassible it is hard work in stead of a pleasure to travel such iso lated trails and at the end places for refreshment either are not to be found or the precinct Is dry, Fatherland In Advance of Europe. "Germany, I think. Is by far the most prosperous and go-ahead country on the continent. Berlin is the XoremoBt city with Vienna a good second, and ranking with Paris as the handsomest in arcnitecture and civic attractions. GIRLS M. IN NEED Many Unable to Find Employ menf Since Close of Fair. TRAVELERS' AID ASKS HELP Organization That Protected 1500 Young Women During Exposi tion Finds That It Must Continue Its Mission. The Travelers' Aid Association has de cided to continue the work it began In Portland at the opening of the Exposition, as the need of its services to women and girls seems even greater now than It has done at any period. The statement Is sent out by the officials of the association pa president. J. X. WILKINSON, that the work for 12 months cost 51200. and that with this amount about 1600 girls and women were saved from deplor able fates. Mora than half of the inonoy used was cent from the East, the rest being contributed here In Portland, but $200 is still necessary to finish the work to the end of November. There is some money pledged which has not yet been paid In, and it would be an accommodation If the subscribers would attend to the matter promptly, as there is pressing need for It at present. Mrs. C. R. Templeton, chairman of the finance committee, is authorized by the association to make an appeal to the public for funds to-contlnue this necessary work. No canvass has yet been made for money, and It is hoped that there will be a sufficient number of Interested citizens willing to assist In this work to volunteer subscriptions. Since the close of the Ex position great numbers of women and girls have been thrown out of employ ment, many of them without means of re turning to their homes or finding other positions. There are more distressing cases to be attended to than there were during the Fair, and the Travelers" Akl feels that it cannot shirk the duty which lies before It. Those who will lend their help llnancfally to this work will please send their money to W. R. Mackenzie. Worcester building. "I thought'! would not be so busy when Nuremburg is different from any other city, with Its walls and gates and for tifications still well preserved around the old part of the city. One Sunday at the city park at Nuremburg we saw 40,000 men, women and children eating and drinking and enjoying themselves and not one Intoxicated person in tho whole number. Such sights may be seen there or In Munich dally. In Munich women are employed as street cleaners, and In Vienna we saw women carrying brick and mortar for buildings in course of construction and saw womon "work ing on railroad grades. In fact through out Europe women work more than men, and it is not unusual to see women and dogs drawing small wagons, performing- labor that in this country Is done with horses. "Poverty does not seem prevalent in European countries, with the excep tion of certain sections of Itnly. We spent two Winters in the beautiful South of France and Italy, where so many Americans Journey. There Is only one Monte Carlo, and it is a dream of perfect order, where women play the games more assiduously than the men. -where fashion and gaiety reign supreme, and where one need fear loss only through yielding to temptation to play. The famous re sort is a scene never to be forgotten, with its great Casino, only approached by that of Nice, which, however. Is of much less magnificence. "Probably an American feels more at home in Paris than In any other city on the Continent, because one meets more of his countrymen there than elsewhere. There is a lesson in the method employed there for keeping streets clean that I have not seen em ployed in any other city. Gutters are flushed twice dally and thoroughly swept, and nt 5 o'clock In the morning all of the strefets are washed. It is a most excellent system and makes Paris a clean, healthy city. In striking con trast -with our American municipali ties. Brussels is a small edition of Paris, where we spent a month with United States Consul Eder, an uncle of Mrs. Kohn. Audience With Pope 'Plus X. "While in Rome it was our honor and pleasure to have an audience with His Holiness, Pope Plus X. who gave us his hand. We received his blessing and an opportunity to kiss his ring. He has a pleasing face and striking personality, and it was through tho courtesy of Father McNally, of Port the Exposition closed," stated Mrs. Bald win, the superintendent of the Travelers' Aid. yesterday, "but I find conditions so serious now that I am busier than ever, if that is possible. The number of dis tressing cases is alarming, and it seems next to impossible to get positions for all the deserving ones who want them so much. Only yesterday I sent a girl to a business house, where I knew help was wanted, for a certain position, but when she got there 15 girls were ahead of her. That will give you something of an Idea of the unemployed girls there are around town since the Fair closed." "Where Is Matilda Schmaranzcr? PORTLAND, Oct. 21. To the Editor.) Any person knowing the whereabouts of a 17-year-old girl named Matilda Schmar anser, who s supposed to have arrived In Portland Sunday evening, October 22. at 10:55, from Winnipeg via Canadian Pacific Railway, please notify the Travelers' Aid Association. Phone Main 5267. The girl speaks no English and has been in Amer ica but a short time. LOLA G. BALDWIN, Supt. LITTLE HOPE FOR MORE PAY Doubtful if Council Will Incrcaso Health Officer's Salary. It looks as if the ways and means com mittee of the City Council and' the body as a whole were going to indulge In a OF EMPORIA KAN., TREASURER. game of shuttlecock and battledore over the Increase of Health Officer Matson's salary- A recommendation was made at the last meeting of the committee. In creasing Dr. Matson's salary from $20 to JU0 a month, so as to enable him to em ploy a young lady clerk in the Health Office. Mayor Lane had appeared personally before this committee as well as that of Judiciary and elections, and made an ear nest plea in behalf of the Increase. In the course of which he took occasion to speak in the highest terms of praise of Dr. Matson. Both committee? were will ing, and reported accordingly, but for some reasoji or other the main body of the Council saw things In a different light, with the result that Dr. Matson is up in the air so far as getting more pay is concerned, as the matter was referred back to the ways and means committee, which consists of Councllmen Wallace, chairman; Rush light. Master?. Bennett and Gray. They will likely report favorably, as before, as It appears none of them are desirous of handicapping Dr. Matson In any way. as he Is regarded very highly by nearly all the Councllmen. but the city solons are piqued at Mayor Line for a variety of reasons, and In consequence the Health Officer Is liable to get the benefit of a great many blows aimed at His Honor. land. an3 Father Murphy, of tho American College at Rome, that tho privilege was extended. We enjoyed every minute of our stay in J tho Eter nal City, with its wonderful art and ruins, and a visit to Pompeii. "Venice, with its wealth of art and history, where gondolas are one's con veyances Instead of carriages and canals are the thoroughfares. Is quite different from any other city of the world. Astoria may some day be the Venice of Oregon. The approach to the harbor of Naples, with Vesuvius In the background. Is the finest, most plo turcsque scene in the whole world, but the beggars and tilth of the city are something terrible to contemplate. "In our travels we met many Oregon j peupic, out most oi mem returned j home beforo our trip was finished. bomcoodj' Has characterized the Ameri- cans as 'a nation of travelers.' and the sobriquet Is well merited, for the peo ple of this country aro among the large patrons of the celebrated watering-places of Bohemia, of the German Empire, and of all the countries of the Old World. "London Is the busiest city of them all, and its streets are keft astonish ingly clean. The underground trans portation system Is perfect, and the traffic of the largest city In the world is conducted in' a manner to command admiration. There is much less noise and far better order maintained than In either New York or Chicago. Columbia Far Surpasses Rhine. "Our Columbia River Is far grander In its natural beauty than the Rhine. When we shall have villas along its banks and vineyards covering Its skirting, sloping hills. It will surely be one of the most Interesting and beau tiful waterways of the globe. "We made Frankfort our headquar ters while abroad. There we had the pleasure of meeting an old resident of Portland, M. Seller, who Is always happy to greet his Oregon friends. Mr. Seller, his Charming wife and beautiful daughters, cannot do enough for their friends, and showered attentions upon us. "With deep appreciation for the wonders of the Old World that came under our observation, we ara, more than glad to bo back again In God's country America and doubly so to again be with our friends in Oregon, the best section of the best country on earth. We went direct to Corvallls from New York, to visit Mrs. Kohn's family, and are now back to our old home In Portland, ready to take up the work where wc left off, and be quite satisfied to remain for some time to come. It Is a source of gratification to note the marked improvement in tho city, and to know that the Lewis and .Clark Exposition has taken high rank among world's fairs as a success, of. which I learned In New York on my homeward trip.'" I OTIHE FOH PRUHKS Students at Night School Ear nest and Diligent. FEW RULES ARE NECESSARY Attendance Is Made Up of Workers Who Aro Anxious for Educa tionTwo Hundred Pupils Arc Enrolled. A school where there are 'no tardy marks given, where pupils may come when they please and leave when they please, where there are no rules at all. In fact, beyond the simple requirement that the pupils behave themselves as ladies and gentlemen the mere idea of such a school would have a charm for many a boy and girl who Is bearing the memory of sharp reproofs received for tardiness, whispering or iome other misdemeanor tabooed by the usual school regulations. Yet there is such a school, and It meets each evening In the High School building. There are no rules, because none are needed. The pupils who attend are work ing boys and working girls, who are. there for business, without the slightest thought of play. Last evening at the High School was held the second session of the free night school, which will continue during the next five months. There was an attend ance of 134, nearly twice the number pres ent on tho opening evening. Two other schools have 35 each. The enrollment is made up almost exclusively of those who work hard throughout the day, who have no time to attend the day school, but arc unwilling to neglect an opportunity to secure an education, even though it ne cessitates hard study after long hours of work. These young people, ranging in age from 10 to 30 years, come from the offices and workshops. Many are em ployed In the factories of the city, and some stand behind the counters In the department stores all day before going to recite their lessons. Then there are newsboys and messenger boys, but not many. Many Foreigners Present. - At the night school there Is a large percentage of foreigners, representing many nationalities. There are Danes. Norwegians. French. Russians. Germans, Japanese and Swedes. Many of them cannot read or speak English when they first come to the school, and It Is neces sary to provide teachers especially adapted for Instructing this class of pu pils. All are anxious to learn, however, and Professor Edgar A. Mllner. who Is at the head of the night school. telLs of many cases where the eagerness of these for eign children to learn the language of their new home Is almost pathetic No other class of pupils, he says, are so anxious to learn and so polite and cour teous In their behavior. The studies taught In the night school Include only the common grammar school branches with the addition of bookkeep ing and commercial arithmetic. A few years. ago algebra, geometry, physics and Feveral other of the higher studies were glvon but have beep discontinued as there was small demand for them. Most of the students are simply trying to get the rudiments of an education. Xo Trouble With Pupils. "We very seldom have any trouble with our pupils," said Professor Mllner. "A boy or girl who willingly spends his or her evenings at school appreciates the worth of an education. They waste no time; it is too precious to them. Tho only ones who ever bother us are the newsboys and the messenger boys who are com pelled to come In some cases by their parents. They usually create a disturb ance before they are here more than four nights and have to be expelled. There are some exceptions, however, and some of the most Industrious students we have had arc of this class of boys. Our only rule Is that those who come must brhave and If a pupil breaks this he is tumed out and never allowed to return. We are so busy that we have no time to bother with pupils who are not In earnest In their work." Professor Mllner has four assistants. Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Alderson. Mrs. J. B. Comstock and Mrs. Mary Leonard. Among them the pupils are evenly divided but there is no attempt at forming classes. The work Is -all individual. No other method is possible becuuse of the Irregular attendance. A pupil may come as many or as few nights each week as he desires. Last year the attetndance reached SCO and Professor Mllner expects It to be as high this Winter. If It fe. more teachers will have to be employed. Night schools are also In session at the Williams-Avenue and Sunnysldc school houses, with an attendance of about 35 each. INSURANCE MANAGEMENT Frenzied Finance and Extravagance Limited to a Few of the Companies. PORTLAND. Oct. -24. (To the Editor.) A subject of deep and genera! interest at this time is that of the conduct of life insurance as brought out by the investigating committee of the New York Legislature, the press com ments thereon, and the proposed action of tho executives of several states to revoke licenses without waiting the result of pend ing investigations. We have heard much during the past year of "frenzied finance" and Its evil result, but It bear but small proportion, to the whole business of our great country, which to trans acted on a legitimate basis. There has been "frenzied banking." by which a few great banks have been wrecked and their depositors suffered great loss, but their number Is trifling compared with thoso unquestionably sound, and no one thinks of denouncing our banking system on account of dishonest management of a few. The pending investigation is showing there has alto been "frenzied life Insurance" In the management of a few targe companies, oper ated on a hlgh-pretsure plan, but It remains to be hovn -what proportion the companies Involved bear to the whole, number of com panies and amount of business transacted. It Is the legitimate province of the press to report the evidence brought" out In all In vestigations and to comment thereon, but un less" quite well grounded In the principles and mathematics, of life Insurance, they are -apt to strike blindly and hit wide of the mark when dealing with questions of rates of pre mium, cost of Insurance, adequate reserves, and surplus. Even the usually accurate Ore gonlan maken a wild shot in Iti attempt to define surplus1 and explain the sources from which it tx derived. Lacking generally In such technical knowledge, and zealous to make the most possible for their respective Journals out of the newest sensation, news writers have made an indiscriminate attack on all life Insurance, confounding the good with the less good, the economical and con servative with the extravagant and reckless, causing unnecessary suspicion In the mlnda of policy-holders and prospective Insurants, and hampering the efforts of a corps of hard working agents and solicitors engaged in a legitimate and very ureful profession. No one In the profession wishes to excuse or condone tbe guilt or extravagance of un faithful official", but so far as yet developed the charge of paying extravagant salaries to officers, excessive commissions to agents for new business, and other kindred evils, will He only against the management of teas than half a dozen great companies madly compet ing ior supremacy. Nor is there any doubt of the ability of even those companion to pay the face of their contract a they mature, their lavish expenditures serving merely to reduce the amount' of surplus for apportionment at ma- REA P Y NOVEMBER CENTURY lifl feSI Jill THE LEADING SERIAL NOVEL OF THE YEAR Yearly subscriptions should begin with this number SS cents a copy. S4.00 a year. Tic Century Co.. Xcif York ecoooesoeooooo90oe9aaooooa WORLD'S FAIR PRIZES THE JAPANESE EXHIBITS J?300,000 Worth of Gold Medal Winners at the Lewis and Clark Exposition are now offered to yon The sale begins daily at 10 A. M. in the Oriental building'. All the Japanese exhibits will be sold. Now is the time to get a beautiful and artistic souv If you want a Christinas present 01 a wedding or birthday gift buv now and save 400 per cent 2.") CENTS ON THE DOLLAR is the ruling price. The beautiful and artistic waxes and manufactures, the art treasures of Jnpttn are "going for a song." Now's the time to sing. Y. YUMAJI, .Manager. iiteii99a(tti((i9iatiisesfi3)ottoif9ct3ftio9 turlty ef contracts or termination of Uw de ferred dividend period. Excepting then above mentioned, companies generally pay small salaries to offtven and moderate commkwlona for new buwinea, and persons of long service in the proft6n have always been well aware that the bast results to poltcy-hoIderH were to be attained la com panies of the second or third magnitude n amount of awetu. With ! yearn t perience and observation in life Insurance hlH entrance Into the profession beinjr coin cident with the advent of the km period; deferred dividend plan the writer of tMa article feels confident he can poiat out h-y-eral of the oldest life companies. Hch wtfc OEsetc materially below the 51f.oiO.(tK mark, thut have always been and ittill remain mod els of conservatism and economy in thlr management, have abstained from "frwfcd" plan:-, and aa a result have given tmtlraly satisfactory results to their patronn. It Is quite probable that the thorough In vestigations now in progress will remit in abollllon of not only extravagance ia man agement, but alsft in eliminating some t the high-priced Investment contracts, and lay ing greater stress upon protection to tht fam ily, the early and more legitimate province of life Insurance. C E. CAUKIX. WILL P0CKET DIVIDENDS Continued From Page 1.) been made to him In regard to the dis posal of his dividends, he said: "I have heard nothing; said about tho matter, air." "Will,' said the questioner, "I did not know whether anything had been said About It. It Is now reported that those who have stock In both the American Inn and the Exposition are about to decide to take their dividends from the Fair cor poration in order to assist In a small de gree towards overcoming the los sus tained by the Inn. Has such a question come up among the stockholders?" "I doift caro to say anything about that." replied Mr. Ladd. "It Is a matter of private business, and I don't wlah to discuss it." Judging by the apparent attitude of the stockholders. It would appear that there is small likelihood that the land will be bought for a park, but instead each stock holder will receive what Is coming to him as the dividend return for his investment In Exposition stock. Charge Is Modified. "Jolntlo" Hlggens. groundkeeper for the Portland Baseball Club, who as saulted Secretary Bon C. Ely, will be compelled to answer a charge of intent to commit murder with a dangerous weapon Instead of assault with Intent to kill. The former charge Is considered a more serious one. Although Ely's condition remains critical he Is thought to be out of Immediate danger, and as soon as he is able to leave his bed will appear against his assailant. Iitimber Mill Destroyed. NEW. "WESTMINSTER, B. C. Oct. 21. (Special.) Fire destroyed the entire plant of the Fraser River Lumber Company here tonight. It was owned by Talt &. Co. The damage Is $15,000. It was in sured for half. Helpless Man Robbed. "While "Uncle John" Conroy, who con ducts a small variety store at East Mor rison and East Twentieth streets, was partaking of hi3 renast Sunrinv nicht tn-n young hoodlums entered his prerafsea' and TO DAY E IN 1 R CHAS. H. O'CONNOR, Auctioneer. Los Angeles and New York. ran off with a box of cigars. Mi Cor.ny is badly t-rinplel with rheitmati-ia ar 1 was utterly helpkvs to prevent the tL-'t He te a sort of "neighborhood hxt :rr " and the residents thereabout!! are sr. .it.y Incenwd over the outrage. THE MULTNOMAH $3.00 Hat For Style and Quality . Leads Them All. SAM'L ROSENBLATT 6 CO. Corner Third and Morrison 0 'Sullivan heels of Xew Rubber are never all worn out. In everj case they are discarded only with the coining of new shoes, and then only because the grateful wearer, with gratification at having had more than his money's worth, con siders it a good investment to ha e a new pair attached. oQc, attached, at all dealers. O'SULLIVAN RUBBER CO. ' Lowell, -Mass.