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THE HOUSING OREGONIAX, TUESDAY, JAJfUARX 23, 1900.
CITY NtWS IN BRIEF
THE QREGOXIAX TELEPHONES.
Managing Editor Main
Sunday Editor.. Main
City Editor Main
Society Editor Main
Superintendent Building Main
East Side Office East
BAKER THEATER f3d and Tamhlll)
Watson's Orientals. Tonight at 8:15.
EMPIRE THEATER (12th and Morrison)
"The Little Church Around the Corner."
Tonight at SUB.
GRAND THEATER (Park and "Washington)
Continuous vaudeville, 2:30, 7:30 and 8
PANTAGES' THEATER (4th and Stark)
Continuous vaudeville. 2:30, 7:30 and 9
STAR THEATER (Park and Washington)
Continuous vaudeville. 2:30, 7:30, 0 P. M.
Funeral, of O. B. Blair. The funeral
of O. B. Blair was held from his late
home at Sycamore, near the O. W. P.
Co.'s line, and the interment was in
Multnomah Cemetery. Rev. H. I. St.
Clair conducted a short service at his
' home, and the casket was removed to
the Pleasant Valley Union Church, where
he delivered a funeral .discourse. Mr.
Blair was born at Cleveland, O.. in 1853.
and died Sunday, January 14, 1905. "With
his wife he came to Portland In 18S6,
where they lived until three years ago.
when they moved to Sycamore. He
leaves a wife and three children An
drew J., Julia E. Blair and an infant.
There are four sisters Mrs. L.cna Col
ycr. Mrs. Etla Bussard, Mrs. Maggie
Holt and Mrs. Eva Colyer. Mr. Blair
tore an excellent reputation among his
Will. Hold Old Franchise. Tho Mil
waukle "Water Company, which applied
for a new franchise 'from the Council al
Its last meeting and rejectpd the condi
tions, will continue to do business under
the original franchise, rather than ac
cept the conditions imposed by the new
one. The Council thought that the city
was entitled to 5 per cent, of the gross
income, but the owners of the plant yrald
that they could not grant such a conces
sion and do business. C. Kerr, a mem
ber of the company, said they could do
business under the present franchise. "It
was contemplated," he said, "to enlarge
the plant to the extent of $2,000 to take
In territory not at present supplied with
water, but this would not be done. We
shall Eave our money we expected to
spend in extension."
Slow Work on Culvert. Owing to
the marshy character of the bottom of
the slough on Grand avenue, between
East Stark and Oak streets, where a
large culvert is being built before the fill'
Is made, the work progresses very rfow
ly. A pile driver has been at work on
the foundation for over two weeks, but
It is not completed. One pile must be
driven on top of another In order to reach
a solid footing. The "drain" will be of
timbers -4x4, but none of these have yet
been laid. The actual work of filling up
Grand avenue will not be undertaken un
til the embankment on East Morrison
street is finished and this drain is com
pleted, which may be the latter part of
Graduates Give Entertainment. Un
der the auspices of the February class
from the Brooklyn school. Charles- E.
Phipps, the palm whistler, gave a pleas
ing entertainment yesterday afternoon in
the assembly hall. There was a large
attendance. Mr. Phipps used the violin,
mandolin, a bicycle pump, nail puller, and
several other articles in making music.
He was able to produce excellent music
with equal facility on any of these arti
cles. The audience was delighted with
the entertainment. The members of the
class had candy stands and sold candy.
For the school the graduating class real
ized $23.56, which will be used for the
library and other matters.
Civil Service Examination. The Unit
ed States Civil Service Commission an
nounce that February 21 an examina
tion will be held in this city for the po
sition of engineer-fireman in the custodian
service, at Portland. From this examina
tion certification will be made to fill a
vacancy In the postoffice and court-house
building at a salary of $900 per annum.
Persons desiring to compete should call
on Z. A. Leigh, postoffice department,
Rev. Nelson Allen "Will Lecture.
A lecture will be given this evening at S
r- M. in the Fourth Presbyterian Church,
First street, between Gibbs and Whitta-
fcer. by the Rev. Nelson Allen, of the
Cumberland Church. His subject Is.
"Jean valjean. or the aBttle Royal Be
tween the Demons and Angels for the
Soul of Jean Valjean." Admission is
free. The lecture will be under the au
spices of the South Portland Literary As
Special. . Services. Special services
were started last night In the First Unit
cd Brethren Church. East Morrison and
Fifteenth streets, and will continue every
evening aunng the week. Bishop Will
iam Bell, D. D will preach Wednesday
evening, and every evening for the re
mainder of the week, and will remain In
Portland over Sunday.
Warehouse on Switch to Lease. We
will build brick warehouse to suit tenant
on the southwest corner of Eighteenth
and Upshur streets; long lease. Rountree
ic Diamond, 241 Stark street, corner Sec
ond. Sheriff's Sale About 800,000 good,
hard-burnt brick. Wednesday. Januarv
31. 2 P. M. Howe's brick yard, end of
.tuenmona. waveny car line. For nar.
tlculars Bernstein & Cohen, Washington
Orders taken Jap, pajamas, linens, ki
monos, silverware, etc. up to noon todav.
Maln 2897. Mrs. Frohman leaves for Japan
xomgnu .rarior c, Hotel Portland.
For Sale Lot fine office furniture;
new Remington. 301 Fcnton Building.
Roses, best kinds, 2 and 3 years old,
25c. at 112 23d sL Phone Main 603.
Wqoster, the Booster, 408 Washington.
GRAND OPERA ORDERS.
Season and Single Opera Orders Re
ceived, Beginning Tomorrow.
Beginning tomorrow, mall orders will
be .received for the Savage Grand Opera
Company, for both In and out of town
The following repertoire will be given at
the Marquam Grand Theater: Monday
night, February 5, "Tannhauser"; Tues
day night. February 6, "La Boheme";
Wednesday afternoon, February 7, "Loh
engrin"; Wednesday night. "FausL"
Season orders will take preference over
single opera orders. Mail orders inclos
ing an addressed stamped envelope stat
ing operas and prices wanted will be
filled and returned in the order received.
Season mall orders taken out before sea
son window sale, January 29. Single
opera mall orders taken out January 30,
before single opera window sale, February
L Address orders and make checks and
money orders payable to W. T. Pangle,
Marquam Grand Theater. Phone Main
BSS, Marquam Grand Theater, for any in
Greatest bargains ever offered In Mt.
Hood shirts. Fancy French percales
worth $1.50 for 50c; another line for men
and boya at 25c and 35c Come'qulck.
M' ALLEN & M'DONNELL.
Milwaukie Country ClHfe.
Eastern and California races. Take Sell
wood and Oregon City cars. First and
, , Hlch-GraSe Kaaos far Kent
And; sold en easy payment. Piano tuHlaz
fcud repairing. H. aheimr. 72 Tklr St.
Sonata for flute and piano (Handel),
Mons. Fleury and Mons. Decreus;
aria, "O Mlo." piccolo tavalo (Leon
cavallo), Mr. Von Norden; violin
Zlgeunerwelsen (Sarasate), Mile. Jea
nette Vermorel; stances, "fiapho"
(Gounod). Mme. Emma Calve; "La
Jolle J?"llle de Perth" (Bizet). Mons.
Bouxmann; songs, (a) "Since My
Love" (Old English), (b) "Ich Rief
lm Wald" (Bohm). Mr. Von JJorden;
aria. "Porle de Brazllle" (David).
Mme. Emma Calve; violin olo. "Ro
mance" (LTAmbroslo). Mile. Jeanette
Vermorel; aria. "I Cor" CFIegler),
Mons. Bouxmann; "Habanera." from
"Carmen" (Bizet). Mme. Emma Calve.
Direction John Cort and S. Kronberg
You cannot say anything about It ex
cept exclaim perfection.
Calve Is perfection as a singer.
Her concert last night at the Marquam
Grand Theater drew music-lovers those
who desired to see a celebrity and those
who wanted to congregate together to
be seen at an Important event. The ani
mated sea of humanity, robed In the finest
It had, was expectant, hopeful, quivering
with curiosity, then gradually ebullient,
and finally entirely unrestrained in en
thusiasm. Calve is supreme. There is no doubt of
It. She is In the very height of hur
prime the greatest soprano of them all.
Last night's concert proved this to
everyone who attended. It was the un
equivocal verdict of all who heard her.
1 have seldom been present at so good
a concert In all respects so generally sat
isfactory an occasion, characterized as It
was by the utmost good taste and Judg
ment. I do not believe there was one per
son there who did not go home satisfied
with the evening's entertainment and
Madame Calve is so groat an artist,
both as a singer and as an actress, that
-the natural Inclination is to let slip the
leash of unmeasured praise and spread
over a page with eloquence. But no words
can reach her. No words can tell the
beauty and lusciousncss of her voice. No
words can describe the perfect grace of
her movements, the electric Impact of her
personality, the fascinating play of her
infinitely changing moods, the ineffable
loveablencss of her temperament. She
charms. She's a siren. Her voice is the
most delicious sound 1 ever heard. I
heard it once before, and I listened lately
to a whisper that she was waning. Don't
believe It, She is not waning. Her voice
Is at the highest notch of prime, some
thing indescribably sweet, and touching
the very acme of one's highest Ideal of
a soprano. If music is the language of
the soul, now I know what a soul means.
It is true that sopranos usually haxe
merely clearness and, perhaps, strength.
Eamcs. for Instance, can get behind an
orchestra of 100. and you can hear her
above them clearljv-but she docs not send
sweetness to you. Now, Calve sends to
your ear a tender, melodious, luscious
tone, that appeals both to your culture
and to your heart.
She is of the French or Italian school
(they are both about the same). She be
gan as a contralto and has worked 20
years, or more, with her voice. In the
Immense category of grand opera the
experience has been gained that renders
her the most wonderful woman alive in
several of the greatest roles. She has
been singled out and acknowledged to be
supreme in several grand opera roles.
But it is quite another matter to step
out on the concert stage and be a great
artist in the same manner that Blspham
can do It, for example. Without the sur
roundings and stimulating circumstances
of a grand opera production, the help of
orchestra, the scenic mimicry, the band
of players, the run of the story, the flame
and inspiration of the operatic stage, it
Is a severe test to try to represent the
feeling, enter Into the spirit of the selec
tion. Impart the requisite tang and attain
the required artistic impression. In fact,
but very few even of the greatest operatic
singers can successfully attain musical
recitation without the limelight and the
spiritual help of the operatic stage.
In contrast Calve Is simply a Dusc. She
Is largo, and still you do not notice the
fact, for her movements are exquisitely
graceful. She suits the action, the facial
expression, to the word. Her Infinite va
riety, her archness, her nimble intellect,
her easy mastery of all technique, com
bine to set you almost delirious In your
admiration of this rare woman. She Is
irrrcslstlble when you first look upon her.
She takes you completely Into her power
when she Rings. And she has the un
bounded privilege of growing upon you
even some more after you have acknowl
edged to your self that she Is the most
wonderful prima donna In the world.
These hurried phrases, to record the ap
pearance In our midst of one of the great
cst divas the operatic or concert stage has
Phroso, "the mechanical doll," which
heads the new bill that opened at the
Grand yesterday afternoon, is a vaude
ville treat. Whether It is man or- ma
chine is hard to make out, although it
acts much more like a machine. Just
what it is, each one Is left to answer for
himself. Fact of the matter is. It is a
but, on second thought, you'd better fig
ure it out for yourself. The thing walks,
gesticulates, and finally speaks. There
are a number of other good features on
the new programme. Mr. and Mrs. "Rob
bins present a one-act sketch, iiie Morn
ing After": De Carlo and Stokes have a
good comedy act; Oro and Nelson do a
good comedy-acrobatic turn; Lillian Mel
bourne proves herself a comedienne of
real ability. Master Harold Hoff sings an
Illustrated song, and a new set of mov
ing pictures Is shown on the blograph.
This bill will be presented all week.
One of the most remarkable exhibitions
of gymnastic feats ever witnessed in Port
land is offered by the Weber family fea
ture act at Pantages vaudeville house,
this week. Ranging in age from S3 to 5
years, every one of the seven members of
the family is an accomplished athlete,
acrobat and gymnast, and they do many
amazing feats. There is quite a list of
other good things on the programme. The
Golden Gate Quartet is made up 'of good
singers, who discourse excellent music,
old and new, in pleasing variety; Mead
ows and Lassare are a brace of funny
fellows who are really funny: Arncldo
does a good balancing act; Pearl and
Flood present a rollicking comedj sketch
act; Leo White sings an illustrated bal
lad, and a new series of moving pictures
concludes the entertainment. The same
bill will continue through the week.
Miss Annie Abbott la the feature at the
Star this week. Her exhibition is quite as
remarkable as -when last seen here, and
her feat of lifting, without exertion, great
weights. Is as perplexing as ever. The
"Georgia Masrnet." as she Is eommonlv
known, was received by well-filled houses
yesterday, ana ner exru&iuon was greatly
enjoyed. The Star has & number of other
good vaudeville acts, lncludlsc the "Rob
erts Four." In a pretty, romantic sketch,
"The Itollinaker's XHlemma"; the Mc
Hearys la a s4ngiBg, dasci&g aad talking
Calve at Marquam
Madam Emma Cnlrr.
ever known,' cannot Include a critical ex
amination or analysis of the dolectablo
programme set forth last evening. In beg
ging all people not to maltreat themselves
by missing the present chance to hear
and sec Calve and her company wherever
they go. I must merely speak in passing
of the splendid qualities that character
ise each person who contributes to this
uncommon largess of music First. Calve
beautiful, black-eyed, raven-haired, be
witching Calve with a voice that will
sing love Into your heart, and a smile
that would make you tear up railroads
or burn cities to serve her! Withal the
greatest kind of an actress.
In the opening number a conata for
flute and piano, Mons Fleur Fleury and
Mons. Decreus made their Instruments
breathe Handel's heavenly harmonies.
Mr. Bcrrick von Norden used his not over
strong tenor voice o pleasingly In the
aria. "O Mlo," that he was obliged to re
spond with an encore. Mile. Jeanette
Vermorel's violin playing Is dreamily en
ticing. She shuts her eyes, and is in
clined to be declamatory, but the ecstatic
soul of her fairly talks through her
violin. She was slightly ragged in some
difficult passages which arc always prop
erly called musical gymnastics, but when
she gave an encore on the G string and
later on touched us all with delicate,
mute-stringed ecstasies she won us.
Then came Calve.
In the Stances from "Sapho." with
flute obllgato. you could scarcely- dis
tinguish her evanescent, crystalline upper,
notes from the flute. Fact. Again. In
the ninth number, aria "Perle de Bra
zllle," Madame Calve displayed the wide
range. She can soar, and also her -notes
can sound the depths. And those liquid,
overswect, angelic bird tones in the up
per register may or may not b separated
from the lovely flute playing of that true
artist, Mons. Fleury. Mons. Bouxmann.
the splendid basso, who had two num
bers, took the audience by storm. He is
a magnetic robusto with the energy and
itarneptness of a bull. His facile method
with his magnificent, flexible basso was
delightful, and he just could not keep
down his penchant for stage work. The
people greeted him with loyal glee.
At last Calve sang the immortal "Ha
banera" from "Carmen." and if Jose did
not succumb to her wiles, her singing,
her ogling, her fiery parton. Jose didn't
have any blood In his veins. As kindly
and friendly recalls Calve sang "Comln
Through the Rye" (she didn't get the
right words, but she didn't know it), and
a dear little Spanish lullaby, ending the
Inimitable concert with a word to the
gallery (where her eyes are ever wont
to wander, and which she loves). She
said "Hooray!" A. H. BALLARD.
specialty; the Devoes, experts as equilib
rists and balancers; the two Droles, In a
good novelty act; W. H. Hartford, in a
new illustrated song, and a lively set of
moving pictures of tho blograph. The
same bill will be presented daily all this
H. S. Rowe, general agent for the Chi
cago. Milwaukee & St. Paul, left last
night for the Sound, where he goes to
look after the traffic interests of the
company for a few days.
T. A. Cooper, city ticket and passenger
agent for the Colorado Southern at Den
ver, is visiting In Portland, accompanied
by his wife, who formerly 11-ed her.
Mr. Cooper used to cover this territory
for the Chicago & Alton from San Fran
cisco, where he maintained headquarters.
C M. Levey, of Tacoma. third vice
president of the Northern Pacific, arrived
yesterday and spent the day in consulta
tion with attorneys for the Portland &.
Seattle Railway, presumably mapping out
schemes to overcome the Harriman oppo-
Two Urea were recorded last even
ing. Tho first waa a stilt alarm,
which called the department to the
Chicago Tailoring Shop under the
Plaza Hotel at 207 Third street. The
electric heating Irons became over
heated, causing a slight blare. Dam
An alarm from box G3 called the
firemen to the Alexander rooming
house on eTenth and Alder street,
where the chimney was found to bo
on Are. and was extinguished with
two buckets of water.
sitlon to the proposed right of way of the
Governor and Mrs. A. E. Mead, of Wash
ington, were in Portland last 'night and
registered at the Hotel Oregon. This
morning they will leave for Salt Lake
City, where Governor Mead will attend
the convention which is to be held In the
interests of the exploitation of American
NEW YORK. Jan. (Special.)
Northwestern people registered today as
Tram Portland L Aronson. at the As
tor; J. W. Opp, at the St. Denis.
From Seattle R. J. Gardner, at the
Herald Square; R. J. Phillips, at the Bel-
BLUMAUER & HOCH
KB t 110 Fmrtk Strict
A CELLULOID PLATE
When fitted Just right and satisfactory to
the wearer In every way. is a thing any
dentist can congratulate himself upon.
It's one of the products, of twentieth
century dentistry. Perhaps you're still
using one of the old ones. Suppose you
let us show you a celluloid plate?
WISE BROS., Dentists
Falling Building. Third and Washington.
S A. M. to 3 P. M. Sundays. 3 to 12. Main
vederc; Dr. J. Crutcher. at the Gllsey; W.
W. Bush, at the Brcslln.
From Tacoma L. W. Danes, at the Vic
toria; W. J. Fisher, at the Breslln.
From Astoria. Or. W. E. Tallant, at
the Hotel Astor. .
From Spokane H. M. Richards, at the
Holland; M. Weil, at the Hoffman.
CHICAGO. Jan. (Special.) Orcgont
ans registered today as follows:
Grace C W. Johnson. Salem. Windsor
Clifton H. J. Brown. Portland.
WHERE JO DINE.
All the delicacies of the season at tha
Portland Restaurant; fine, private apart
ments for parties. Open all night. 305
Washington, near Fifth.
The best six-course dinner, .with wine.
COc. 12 to S P. M.. at Scott Restaurant. 7th
and Ankcny. Fine merchants' lunch. 23c.
WHITE GOODS SALE.
Special sale of white wash materials,
plain and fancy weaves, suitable for la
dles", misses' and children's garments
Buy now. M'ALLEN & M'DONNELL.
CARU OF THANKS.
The Students Association of the North
Pacific Dental College desire to extend
their most sincere thanks to those who so
kindly lent their assistance during the
Illness and after the death of our fellow
student. Thomas McCarthy: also, to thank
Mrs. Reed for the beautiful floral offer
ing which she so kindly contributed.
CARD OF THANKS.
I desire to express my gratitude and
sincere thanks to all friends and espe
cially to the officers and members of the
P. P. F. D.. for their kind attention and
for their beautiful floral offerings and
helpful services during the long illness
and death of my beloved husband.
MRS. ARMAND R. CORLISS.
If Babr I Cottlac Teeth
Be rare and use that old an well-tried rsa
edr. Mrs. WlnsloWa Soothing- Syrup, for chil
dren teclhlnc It soothe tb child. soluss
th sums, allays all pals, curia wlad colla
Abfrdern. "Wajfh. (Special.) Th Metho
dist Soclt-ty ha had plans drawn for a mod
ern church bulldlnr; that will coat between
$12,000 and $15,000.
Soak s -McKlbWa- tha dya
will "stay put."
Test a"McKibbln" tite BtitchJas
sad fmhh will staad it.
Cempare a "McKibbln" it's
made of the fiaest grades of fully gunr
suateed far felt,
Weu "McKibblrt- the etylea
are standard. Hundreds of thczn
soft sad stiff to choose from. S3.09
Beet dealers ia tho land sell them.
"Messrs. Steinway & Sons
"Dear Sirs: I am delighted to
express my admiration for your
beautiful pianofortes, which 1 re
gard without exception the best
in the world. Sincerely yours.
The world's best artists all use
and Indorse the
For alo ONLY by the
DUNDORE PIANO CO.
131 6th st., opposite Oregonlan BIdg.
Everything In sheet music small
Instruments and Victor Talking
Till Noon Today
Orders iakert JAP KIMONOS,
LINENS, DRESSES. SIRS. FROH
MAN leaves today. PARLOR C,
Vkbotrt a Rrral
A GOOD MIXER
Is what Uiey say of President
Roosevelt can say it truthfully,
too, of the linseed oil we sell for
paint mixing, because it fills the
bill in every respect. Wc would
like your paint and varnish orders,
knowing full well we can suit you
"down to the ground.'
THE BIG PAINT STORE
FISHER, THORSEN 6 CO.
Front and Morrison Streets.
Dr. T. P. WIn.
to tite Trads and Public hi
'Oregon, Washington, Idaho and
and all others of
will be delivered
(Warehouse 208 Third SL)
Atkatieiw for Agencies
Bicycles or Automobiles
SbeM fee AMressed te
Pope Manufachiring Cg.
45 f Mission St.
k SKin of Beauty is a Joy Forever
rjfi. T. FELIX GOURAUD'S ORIENTAL
CREAM OR MAGICAL BEAUTIFIER
KecoTti Tia. Ptnstes.
Frtiks. Hota Patcar.
Kua,asd Skla DlitiKi,
a erery oiesu a
oa btaatj; tai de
fies detection. It
hxs Hood tae teii
or fi7 Tears, aad
Is so hiraJejj we
Is properly tnulu
ftit cf s!a0sr
Kisie. Dr. L. A.
Sarr saM to a
Udf of the hst
toa (a patlest):
"As jtn ladles
WJI ue tits,
'(earaad'a Cm am u tia Isxii ixrzifal of I1 th
skla prjsarHoBS. or u!t by all drntU and Taaey
Ooods DcaSers la the Ualted States, Canada and Ecrope.
" Frfn.T.KOPnHS.f'rn. HnrTcrt
FOR AXX BT WOODJLSB. CT.AHmTC C
HAVANA Cigar '
defends a high repu
tation by its quality
alone Pass judg
ment on it.
Sold by the First Hotels of the. East
(St. RrzU.Att, Hfn, Savy. Brttlin andttXcri)
Offered for the Cfeetce Custom of the West.
WILDMAN, RAPHAEL CO.
Great Fire Sale
Consisting of LadleV and Children's white
goods, hosiery, corsets. lace, embroidery and
fancy koqCs: custom-made ladles' silk un
dergarment, wraps, waists, etc
Everything at Cost Price
I. 1IIKO & BROS.. S3 6TH ST.
rail balfMT caarsa lies ta tae glerr of
Imperial Hair Refenerater
Is responsible for asost of tho beaatl
fal shades of kair yoa sea to-day. It
is &&aolLa$y harmless, easily ap
plied. Its use canaot bo detected
Saarpjggf hair colored free. Privacy
awsred 001 1 esujudeseG.
teMrial Oea. Juki LM W. 2M St,K.Y.
THE PARK HOTEL. HOT SPRINGS. ARK.,
opens Jan. 6, 10OO. and will remain open
hereafter throughout the year. American
and European plans. Service and cuisine of
the highest class. "Write for booklet. SPE
CIAL RATES until Feb. 15.
J. R. HATES, Lessee and Manager.
J. C "WALKER. Associate Manager.
A S12.ee Fall Set
Rsest -fee OetaiBi
chwab Printing Co.
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14TK STARI STJIS1T
o 5J Mt
Two New Industries Which Must Speedily Lead to
Al T ( 1 H 1 m r mm m
me tsiaDusnmeni 01 umer manuiac
The Portland refinery is an assured success, and also,as a natural conse
quence, the Tapid development of our oil fields, thus utilizing a vast source 6f
wealth which thus far has been but a latent prospect. Pending- the opening
of our own oil Avells many persous will probably question the feasibility of (f
transporting crude oil from California to be refined in Portland, instead of
refining it at the wells, or at the point on tide water in California to which
ine cruae oh is pipea ior snipment. it must be remembered, however, that an
oil refinery turns out some six or seven different products which would neces
sarily have Kto be shipped separately, and on which the freight rate would be
tuujjjura uveiy mgn, wane iue cruae on is snippea in tans steamers irom tide
water in California to a refinery at tide water in Portland, and can be de
livered here, transportation and cost included, for 75 cents per barrel. A
very little consideration of this point will convince anyone of the advantage
of bringing the crude product in bulk to the center of the territory over which
the finished product is to be distributed.
Of vital interest in connection with the establishment of the Portland
refinery are the conditions which put the business of such a concern safely
beyond the reach of illegitimate competition. These conditions are such that
the entire business of the refinery can be conducted without using rail trans
portation in any way, or becoming subject to exorbitant freight rates. The
average daily consumption of coal in the Pacific Northwest is 4464 barrels,
while the refinery's daily output of that commodity will be 200 barrels per
day, or i1 per cent of all the oil used in Oregon, "Washington and Idaho.
These 200 barrels can readily be marketed in Portland, Seattle and Tacoma,
whither the oil can be shipped in tank steamers, or in packages when desired.
Hence, as long as the. Columbia River, the Pacific Ocean and Puget Sound
are open waterways, no money power or corporation monopoly can obstruct
the operation of the refinery. Furthermore, for many cogent reasons, compe
tition in price is not to be feared. In the first place, coal oil selling on an
average for 14 cents per gallon can be made for 5 cents, and if "The System"
which has so long enjoyed a monopoly in the oil business should feel inclined
to inaugurate prohibitively low prices in order to crowd from the field a 200-barrel-per-day
refinery, it would necessarily have to extend such "cut" to
the entire Pacific Coast, and the Orient as well, as all this territory will afford
a market for the products of the Portland refinery. In brief, the conditions
here are so entirely different from those existing iu localities where the
Standard Oil Company has successfully crowded all competitors from the
field that the interference of that company is wholly out of the question
here, and the pertinent question is: How long will our people cower and
tremble before the domination of a rich monopoly, which, on the. Pacific Coast,
has no more power to hamper and destroy independent oil industries than
the fears of the people give to it? How long will people be governed by
fear and blindly pay exorbitant prices for an article they can manufacture
at home as well, and save the vast profits for their own community and state?
Taking but a cursor' glance at the facts, it seems plausible to believe
that the growing demand for electric light and gas light is diminishing the
demand for coal oil, but a little investigation into the matter quickly proves
that the reverse is true that the growing demands of our complex civiliza
tion are creating a fast increasing market for coal oil and other by-products
of an oil refinery. And especially in the Pacific Northwest is the demand
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and oil burners are coming so quickly into general use that the required gaso
lines and distillates are supplied with considerable difficulty from, distant
refineries. Fuel oil has successfully invaded Puget Sound, although good
steam coal is cheaply mined within a few miles of the shores of the Sound.
Fuel oil has been found to be so much more economical as a steam producer
in the furnaces of the steamers plying in its waters that they have been
converted one after another into oil burners, and it is well known thatthe
railroads centering here have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars for the
construction of oil tanks and oil-burning locomotives. These facts easily
explain the phenomenal increase in the figures following showing the annual
production of crude petroleum in California alone, for the years given,
1870 3,600 barrels
2SS0 4299 barrels
1890 307,360 barrels
1900 4,329,059 barrels
1905 ,...35,671,000 barrels
Of the 20 or more oil refineries located in California, none north of San
Francisco Bay, are all doing a lucrative business; and yet the Pacific North
west, using a much larger quantity of coal oil than California, is without
such an industry. Our people are paying freight rates on oil from California
and from the East, afraid to encourage an industry whjch will free them
from such an unjust burden, and not only pay handsome dividends to all
who invest in it, but prove a factor of inestimable value in the industrial
development of our state.
The complete plant of the Portland Refining & Oil Company will repre
sent an investment of .$250,000. The capital stock of the company consists
of 500,000 shares, each of the par value of $1.00. One-half of this stock is
now offered for sale at par, and stock certificates will be fully paid and
It is conservatively estimated that the gross yield of a 500-barrel
refinery will approximate in value $2000 per day, while its net average daily
profit will approximate .$1000.
These figures are taken from the following estimate, of yield, percent
ages and prices, n the basis of 550 barrels of crude oil in 26 hours, and!
the attention of all interested persons' is particularly directed to the facts
here set forth, viz: .
ESTIMATE . ,
Yield from 550 barrels crude oil (24 and 25 gravity) in 26 hours run:
Per Bar- Gal
cent rels Ions
6 33 " 1386
20 110 4620
15 82.5 3465
15 82.5 3465
10 55 2310
14 77 3234
Gasoline (86, 72, 68, 63 deg) aver
age per gallon $ J.5
Gasoline (52 deg.) OS
Coal Oil (120 Fire Test Water
Special Water White or Canners' oil .08
Stove Oil, or 41 deg. Distillate 04
Asphalt, 40,480 lbs. Per T 12.00
Lubricating Distillate (which can
be wdrked up into Engine and
Cylinder Oils, ranging in price
from 12c to 50c per gallon)
924 Loss, in vapor
100 550 Gross Daily Yield $1,998.48
COST OF PRODUCTION
Crude Oil delivered at refinery, 550 barrels, at $1.00 $550100
Process of Refining, 550 barrels at lc per gallon 231.00
Expense of maintaining business, estimated at 10 per cent
of gross yield 199.84 980.84
NET AVERAGE DAILY PROFIT $1,017.64
Surprising these figures certainly are, but the fact is that after a care
ful consideration of the oil market, the cost of crude oil, refining, selling,
etc., the estimated profit of the refinery is found to be so large that for
conservatism's sake the above statement contains maximum figures for ex
pense and minimum figures for income, with the result, in round figures, of
an annual net profit of $365,000 on a total investment of $250,000.
For more detailed information please see the prospectus of the Portland
Refining & Oil Company, which can be found at the office of C. H.McIsaac,
secretary of the Manufacturers' Association, 308 Chamber of Commerce.
Jlr. Mclsaac is also taking subscriptions to the stock and answering any
and all inquiries concerning the projected refinery.
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