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DATES ARE SET
Northwest Association Makes
Out Its Speed Programme
for Coming Season.
BIG PURSES ARE HUNG UP
State Fair Offers Total or $22,000,
Seattle $17,500 and' Portland
$16,600 Sleeting lteflecti
Success of Organisation.
HARMS') RACING DATES.
Ra'-lna- dates wfr allotted yester
dsr hy the North Pacific Fair Asso
clatlon as follows:
Portland September 20 to 23.
Kpokarie Same as Portland.
Kverett August 30 to Sept. 4.
Kuifne September 6 to 11.
Salem September 13 to IS.
Seattle Sptem1er 27 to Oct. 2.
Walla Walla October 4 to .
lywlston S.'r! 27-Oct. 2.
Boise October 11 to 16.
With the legislatures throughout the
country putting the nan on the gambling
and of the thoroughbred racing game,
light harness racing, which was bo pop
ular a few years ago. is again coming
Into Its own. That gambling Is not neces
sary to draw crowds, especially when it
" conies to harness races, has been dem
onstrated In a number of places in the
Northwest where racing is held under
the auspices of the North Pacillc Fair
Association. The proof of this statement
was borne out by statements made by
the delegates who yesterday attended the
annual meeting of the association, held
In the oftices of the Rural Spirit.
It was shown by thesa reports in cities
where the ban had been placed on pool
selling and gambling, owners raced their
horses to win and the races in general
were on a higher scale. The Oregon
State fair was the first to stop book
making and pool-selling on the races.
Ealem has given th scheme a two years'
trial and President W. F. Matlock said
he Is positive that the crowds are larger
and the interest just as keen in all of
.the events. Spokane and Portland tried
Jt last year and from the looks of things
Seattle will be compelled to do the same.
All Cities Are Satisfied.
rr.e fixing of the racing dates was, of
course, the most important business
transacted by the delegates. In years
past, this task has been no. small mat
' -ttr but this "year the dates were allotted
and every delegate went home satisfied.
Portland and Spokane are the only two
cities in the circuit with conflicting dates.
This could not be avoided and will in no
wav interfere with high-class horses
racing at both points. Portland, of
course, will get the best horses "for two
reasons. The purses offered by the
Country Club will naturally attract the
best of the light-harness horses that re
main on the Coast to race this Sum
ner. Another thing that will have a ten
dency to keep the high-class trotters and
pacers from going to Spokane this year,
W that the fair management at Spokane
is going to try the American Derby sys
tem of handicapping.
Spokane is attempting something that
has not as yet been successfully worked
out. The fact that Secretary Robert Coe
grove is going to hang up two J1500
purses for his handicap free--for-all trot
and pace, will, of course, attract some
horsemen. The system is all right for
horsemen of great wealth, Dut owners
and trainers whose bank accounts are
slender, will shy away from handicap
trotting and pacing events. It puts the
race on a hard speculative basis. In the
American Derby the handicap used is
feet to the second. Spokane will try
the 4o feet handicap to the second, with
the time. 2:25 taken as a baMs for the
scratch horse, with every heat a race.
Jn case of a dead heat, each horse will
be credited with having won the heat
and in case of a tie in heats, the horses
tvlng will be forced to race it on. The
same thing was tried once at Seattle and
proved a dismal failure.
This yeir the North Pacific Fair As
sociation, which includes Portland. Salem,
Seattle. Spokane. Everett, Eugene, Boise,
Ivwiston and "Walla "Walla, will dis
tribute nearly J100.000 in stakes and
purses. The Oregon State Fair, of course,
leads in the big money and this year
will hang up "U2.000. Seattle will come
rxt with J17.300 and Portland next with
t- , r Thrown a former member or
the Portland Hunt Club, is secretary of
the Western Washington Fair Associa
tion. Mr. Brown has plans on foot to
give, in addition to the regular week
allotted by the association, a 30-day
meeting, beginning in June. His associa
tion Is offering 11 10u0 pursea and one
$1500 purse. The other $5000 will go to
the purses and stakes raced for during
the long meeting.
Seattle has a tine .racing plant and a
very fast half-mile track. By giving
harness and perhaps some running races
during June, the Seattle management be
lieves It will attract horsemen and give
them a chance to get their horses ready
for the Fall circuit and at the same
time make enough to pay their training
expenses. ' air. Brown will fix it with the
National Trotting Association, so that
horses that win at his meeting will not
be marked, because the racea will all
be half-mile events.
During the afternoon the annual elec
tion was held and a committee was
named to revise the bylaws of the as
portation. All of the officers were re
elected for another year with W. F. Mat
lock, of Pendlt-ton. president: Robert IT.
Cosgrove. of Spokane. vice-president,
and M. D. Wisdom, secretary and treas
urer. Mr. Wisslom will again spend a
month in California getting entries for
the stake and purs events. This year
there are nearly lo very high-class
harness horses Wintering on the Cali
fornia tracks and with Mr. Wisdom's
well-known ability to get owners to send
their stables north Instead of sending
them on the Grand Circuit, he will be the
means of bringing to this section of the
country many high-claps speed marvels.
Mr. Wisdom will endeavor to get Bud
' Ible. the greatest of all great lieht
harness drivers, to drive in an exl.ibl
!... .-w.a nt Portland and rtoswiblv Salem
and Seattle. The work of engaging a
starter is also left with Mr. Wisdom.
Programme for State Fair.
The speed programme for the Country
Club this year will include district races
for horsea owned "in Oregon. Washing
ton. Idaho. Montana. British Columbia
and Alberta. The Salem programme fol
lows: Monda. September 13 2-year-oM trot,
J4H0- 2:12 pare, JhiiO; 2:2.". tro:, $si)0.
Tue'sdav 2:20 pace. .-.(: 2:li trot.
JJrtuO; 3-year-old trot. 2:23 class. ISOO.
Wednesday 3-year-old pace, 2:20 class.
:00; 2:8 paeo. .100i; 2:30 trot. $S00.
Thursday 2-vear-old race. J400; 2:20
pace. eiSOO: 2:12 trot. S0H.
4 Friday 2:20 trot. $800; 2:05 paca, $1000;
consolation pace. J 1000.
Saturday 2:15 pace. 1000: free-for-all
trot. $1000: consolation trot. 11000.
Those marked with a are for district
Kvents of Country Club.
The Portland speed programme follows:
Monday. S"ptemh-r 20 3-year-r.M pace,
: 2:12 pa'-e. fiH: 2 20 trot. O0.
Tuesday 2:0.-. pace. 11000: 2:20 class,
-jvar-old pace. :.0U: 2:30 trot. $500.
Wednesday 2:25 trot, '$500; 2:12 trot,
2500; 2:25 class. J-year-old trot, $500.
Thursday 2:08 pace. $2500; 2:25 trot.
$S0; 2:15 pace. $S00.
Friday 2:20 pace. $800: free-for-all trot,
Cliinn- cnnuilntlnn trot. S.r00.
Saturday 2:13 trot. $S00: consolation
...... - - n . ijnn
Those marked with a are for 'district
Itaclng Dates at Seattle.
The Seattle speed programme fol
lows: Monday. September 27 2:20 pace, best 8
In ft heats. low. , . .
Tuesday 2:o trot, best three ll 5 heats.
Jlftno- pace. Dear a in o neais,
Wednesday 2:18 pace, best 3 In 5 heats,
inn. a tmt ht 2 In & heats. $1000.
Thursday 3:25 trot, best S in 5 heats.
$i:.00-- 2:15 pace, best 3 In 6 heats. liooo.
Friday 2:10 pace, best 3 In 5 heats. JlilOO
fr..fnr.nil i rot . best 3 In 5 heats. $1000.
Saturday 2:1s trot, best 3 In 5 heats.
11000; free-for-all pace, oeat .i in
J1000: 2:12 trot, beat 3 In 5 heats. flOOO.
Late closing events aggregating near
ly $5000 in pursea will be announced
Everett Speed Programme.
The Everett speed programme will be
Tuesday. AuBtist So 2:25 pace, $300; 8-
year-olrt trot. 4". ... u
Wednesday 2:40 trot. $500: 3-ycar-old
'"Thursday 2:14 pace. 500: 2:27 trot 500.
Frldav 2:12 trot, """.
Saturday 2:08 pace, $1000; 2:11 trot,
The representatives attending the meet
ing were: H. F. HollenbeeK, iiugene;
C. Brown. Seattle: F. E. Alley, Rose
burg: Robert II. Cosgrove and George
T. Crane. Spokane: Dan Currie. Ev
erett: W. F. Matlock and f. A. weicn.
Salem: Will Ik Gibson. Boise; R. H.
Johnson. Walla Walla: C. W. Mount,
licwlston. and M. D. Wisdom and J. .
UHE DSGE KOBE IS OPEN
CALIFORNIA TRAIN STARTED
AXD 3LY GET THROUGH.
Damage Done "Was Ontslde of Ore
gon and Repairs Have Been
Rushed at Top Speed.
After havlna- trains blocked In Cali
fornia for three days by reason of
damage done the line by the heavy
rains and floods, the Southern Pacific
was able last night to start out the
regular California trains with the ex
pectation of having them go through
Reports received yesterday at. the
general offices here from the south in
dicated that the road would be in con
dition to carry trains by this morning.
There was still some trouble reported
in the vicinity of Dunsmuir, but it was
believed this would be overcome before
the arrival of last nigh fa trains at that
About midnight Thursday passengers
for California arrived back in Port
land after having been hauled as far
as Ashland. All the leading hotels
were filled up by these stranded pas
sengers, the majority of whom were
Kastern excursionists. They made an
other start south last night with bet
tor nrnsnwt n t reaching their destina
tion. All damage to the line of the
Southern Pacific was done in Califor
nia. It Is known, however, that re
pairs have been carried on to such an
extent that the local officials feel con
fident that the line will be open today.
A slight washout on the Astoria &
Columbia River road near Warrenton.
on the Seaside line, caused delay to
the train Thursday night. The dam
age was almost immediately repaired
and trains in both directions made
regular schedule time yesterday.
XEAV FRANCHISES IP TODAY
Council to Act Ipon Applications of
Street Railway Company.
Officials of the Portland Railway,
Light & Power Company, their legal
representatives, owners of property in
tho districts afected and other citizens
are to attend the meeting of the Coun
cil this morning, when the matter of
granting further franchises to the
streetcar company is to come before
The most important franchise to be
asked for is an extension of the lines
to the property of the Union Meat
Company, popularly known as the
Swift's plant, on the Columbia Slough.
There has arisen some difference of
opinion as to the most advantageous
route, or, at least, which street in that
vicinity should be given the line. Pat
ton avenue and an extension of the
Mississippi-avenue line- to the point
named Doth have their advocates.
Vice-President Fuller has been In
conference with attorneys and engi
neers concerning the extension for
some days, and will be prepared to
offer abundant data when called upon.
He also has taken up t-he question of
benefits to be derived, both by the dis
trict tapped and the company he repre
sents, together with probable cost to
the company In construction of the
OAK GROVE WANTS CHANGE
Objects tp Designation of Railway
Station as Center.
At the meeting of the Oak Grove Im
provement Association Thursday night.
W. Wynn Johnson delivered an address,
and the question. ."Resolved, That Agri
culture Should Be Taught In the Public
& hools," was discussed by B. Lee Paget
and H. G. Starkweather. The club de
sires change In Center the station name
at Oak Grove, and adopted a resolution
to that effect, addressed to the Portland
Railway, Light & Power Corhpany.v
The club also adopted resolutions in
dorsing the work of the State Railroad
Commission and one favoring Senate hill
No. 17t". to place street railways under
the. control of the State Railroad Com
mission. The. following committees for the en
suing year were appointed:
Public ftllitles C. W. Rtsley. O. W.
Sheik, J. A. Rupert, Charlea Blgham. L E.
Transportation B. Lee Papet. Julius F.
Broetje. V. Miller. Charles W. Rlsley, JI.
Membership John Broetje. Wayne Bun
nell, Mrs. .1 A. Rupert, H G. Starkweather,
Publicity B. C. Warren. Captain J. P.
Shaw, George H. Hanson. .
SEATS ARE FREE!.
Mgt'a pants Fine worsteds and all
wool cashmeres, cheviots and tweeds at
$1.50 per leg, or $3.00 pair. Values are $4,
$5 and $. Brownsville Woolen Mill Store;
Sd and Stark st.
FILES CURED IN 6 TO 14 DATS.
Paso Ointment Is feuarantead to cur any
case of Itching", blind, bleeding or protruding
pllaa In 6 to 14 daya or monay refunded. 60c.
Double-solo shoes fceep your feet dry.
Special sale prices at Rosenthal's.
Committee Recommends Stone
for Paving in Immense
COUNCIL TO SEE BIG FIGHT
Denny-Renton Company Alleges
Crooked "Work and Withdraws
Cost of. Proposed Improve
ment Will Run High.
Stone blocks will bp the material with
which a large wholesale dtntrict in North
Portland will be paved, if the City Coun
ell upholds the action taken by the street
committee yesterday afternoon. It will be
the most expensive improvement ever or-
dred In this city, and includes nearly all
of the streets in the territory containing
the largest warehouses, manufacturing
establishments and freight yards, all be
Ing north of Glisan street. City Engineer
Taylor has not estimated the cost as yet
but it will mounttup into the hundreds
or thousands or dollars, it is said.
It Is certain that the recommendatipn
of the street committee will not pass the
City Council next Wednesday, at least
not without a big fight by members who
favor calling for competitive bids, lnclud
lng stone, vitrified brick and other ma
terials, but especially brick. A petition
for brick was circulated by the Denny-
Renton Ciay & Coal Company, of Seat
tie, but the agents met with such strenu
ous opposition that their representative,
W. M. Davis, recently announced In a ses
sion of the street committee that the con
cern was discouraged; that it had been
confronted with crooked, hocus-pocus
methods in Portland, and did not care to
do business here if this was to continue.
He said that the committee could do as
It saw-fit; that his company had done all
It intended to and would let the mat
Belgian Block Petition Granted.
When the petition for Belgian blocks
came up yesterday afternoon. Councilman
Drlscoll Immediately moved that the
prayer of the petitioners be granted, and
the motion was seconded. Nearly all of
the district concerned lies In Councilman
Wallace's ward, and he studied the plat
for a time, and then said that he would
prefer to see bids for both brick and
stone, and let the contract to the lowest
.bidder; that what Portland needs greatly
Councilmen Drtecoll and Heppner de
clared that there Is competition In stone,
and that It is a home product, and better
than brick for the wholesale district. Rep
resentatives of the stone Industry ex
plained their position. saying they had
secured the beet petition, the strongest
one ever presented to the City Council,
and thought they were entitled to the
"You did a dirty, contemptible trick on
the North Fourth-street Job." heatedly re
marked Councilman Wallace, addressing
Howard Whiting, who circulated the pe
tition for stone blocks In the wholesale
district. "People who wanted brick were
worked on until they signed up for stone."
"You are mistaken." replied Mr. Whit
ing. "It was not I who did It; some one
else did that. I disclaim all responsi
bility." Grand-Avenue Fill Allowed.
"Well, It was some one working for
the Belgian block people," said Mr. Wal
lace. "North Fourth street was an ideal
place to try the brick, and you should
have kept your hands off and let It be
tried out there. You say brick has no
merit; why not let us try It out and see?"
The street committee recommended that
the Inman-Pouisen Lumber Company be
granted permission to fill Grand avenue,
from Grant to Caruthers street, with dirt,
under the direction of the City Kngineer.
A petition was up for consideration.- and
Councilman Rushlight moved that permis
sion be granted. This-fill will replace the
present broken bridge, which will not last
It is apparent that there Is to be strong
opposition to the opening and widening
of Vista avenue, on Portland Heights,
which is proposed to be used for a boule
vard, connecting parks, carrying out the
Olmsted plan. A large number of heavily-interested
people were present at the
meeting of the street committee to enter
vigorous . protests. All were prepared to
show that the viewers had not given them
fair treatment, and that their property
Is about to be confiscated. As an exam
ple," C. H. Gilbert, who lives Just south
of the Ford-street bridge, declared that
his house and lot will be destroyed, and
that the viewers allowed him but $8000
damages. He said he Is entitled to much
more than that, and said that he had
been handed a gold brick." and that he
"will fight the proposition with all de
As It was evident at once that the com
mittee could not reach any decision at its
session yesterday afternoon. It was de
cided to postpone the hearing until such
time as a special committee, named by
the residents of the heights, can report
to the street committee. It Is said that
this report will contain data that will
assist the Councilmen in reaching a de
cision. Councilman Baker has withdrawn his
objection to the opening of Alder street.
from Lownsdale to Washington street, and
the committee recommended that the im
provement be made.
BY LILIAN TINGLE.
rOLLMBiA Kiver smeit are again
within the reach of even the most
' economical of housekeepers, at 4
to 5 cents a pound. These dainty lif
tie fish are good anyway you can cook
them, rbroiled. fried, baked, boiled, or
pickled. They also make a Rood salad,
especially when boned and done up In
sour jelly flavored with celery and
onion, and a touch of splce, and served
with mayonnaise. It is one of the
easiest of salads to prepare, although
perhaps it sounds troublesome if you
have never made it. Pon't forget, too,
that egged and crumbed smelt, whether
fried or baked, are easier to handle
and daintier to serve if bent in a
circle, like Alice Whiting's "with their
tails In their mouths" or. rather, to
be accurate, passed through their eye
sockets. Skate not often seen In the markets
here, though highly esteemed in
France, is to be had this week at 15
cents a pound. It is usuaMy boiled
In court bouillon, crimped, fried, cur
ried or scalloped with Parmesan
Sea trout, at 25 cents, pound, are
On ft of the Lar crest Sawmills in
to Be Located in Portland, Opposite Fairport
In;. w3 I
301-2 Corbett Building, Cor. Fifth and Morrison Streets
very good this week: so Is chlnook
salmon, at the same price. Other avail
able fish are sole, catfish, shrimps, and
halibut, 15 cents: black-cod, tom-cod,
red snapper, 12H cents; flounder, perch,
herring, salt-water smelt, 10 cents;
lpbster. 35 cents; crab, 15 to 25 cents
each; mussels, 10 cents a pound; hard
shell clams, 5 cents a pound.
Some very good smoked fish is be
ing shown Just now, and Is decidedly
useful for "tasty" breakfast and lunch
eon dlKhes. as well as for sandwiches
and canapes. Among the best kinds
are smoked sturgeon and salmon at 30
cents a pound and Finnan haddie at
Poultry Is Inclined to be slightly
lower, although the best turkeys still
cost 30 cents a pound. Chickens cost
from 16 to 20 cents according to age
and condition: ducks and geese, 20 to
25 cents a pound. There were ifo wild
geese and rabbits to be had earlier in
the week and not much expectation of
any today. Eggs which without pre
judice or respect to their youth, I shall
here class with poultry, are slightly
lower this week. 55 cents a dozen be
ing asked' for the best Instead of last
Saturday's 70 cents. '
Japanese crown pears at 10 cents
each are newcomers In the fruit mar
ket and are said to be particularly
well flavored and Juicy as well as hand
some and most delicious In a salad.
If so. they are very different from
certain fine-looking Chinese pears of
my acquaintance which closely resem
ble turnips with aspirations to become
Oranges are Retting sweeter and
rather cheaper, costing from 20 to 60
cents a dozen. There is a good supply
of Japanese oranges at 15 cents a
dozen and limes at the same price.
Grape fruit come S for 25 cents; pin
The Monarch Lumber Company Plant to Be Com
pleted June 1 Will Have a Capacity of 450,000
Feet in 24-Hours' Run Work Has Already
Been Started and a Huge Box, Sash and
Door and Other By-product Factories Are
- to Be Operated in Connection These
Mill's Will Employ 500 Hands.
This Means That There Will Be
for the .Pemnsui
Just imagine the immense Swift payrolls
and 500 hands in connection. It is estimat
ed that SO per cent of the employes of
the packing-houses and of the sawmill and
other industries that will locate on tne
Peninsula will live in Fairport and Kenton.
Owners of lots in Fairport will have no
trouble in selling for double what they
paid for them in a short time. Fairport
adjoins Kenton, the Swift townsite. Own
a lot in the center of this activity. Buy in
a district where values will constantly
rise and where the demand for real es
tate will be always on the increase. The
packing-houses will open July 1. Invest in
These Prices Will Positively Advance
lO Per Cent on February 15
Fairport is located directly next to Kenton, the wift townsite, where over
one million dollars has been spent to build stores,, offices, banks and homes
for employes Every .improvement made in the Swift townsite is an im
provement for Fairport Fairport has a magnificent view of rivers, lakes
and surrounding country is convenient to public schools and churches
and a short ride from the heart of the business and shopping district of
Portland Call at our office and let us tell you more of Fairport Let us
show you the property in our autos.
Our Office Is
apples, 25 to 40 cents each; Malaga
grapes, 30 cents a pound; pears, 15 and
20 cents a dozen; and cranberries at
20 cents a quart. Pink forced rhubarb,
at 15 cents a pound, and russet apples
at 25 cents a dozen are, equally with
hats of straw and flowers in the mil
linery windows, early signs of ap
proaching Spring. Besides the russets,
there are fine red-cheeked pippins,
Spltzenbergs and Ortleys to be had at
prices ranging from $1.50 to $4 a box.
Some nice fresh cocoanuts are shown
at 10 cents each.
The suply of vegetables is Just about
the same a last week young .green
onions are seen in increasing quanti
ties suggesting the "violet sandwiches"
that are best enjoyed in seclusion.
There is very good California celery
at 10 and 12 cents a bunch and nice
little radishes and chickory a well as
heart and hot-house lettuce. Cauli
flower is not as good as it was and
costs If. and 20 cents. White cabbage
Best Butter, roll .....7Sc
Milchner Herring, keg 1.10
Alaska Herring, doz 25c
Mackerel, each 10c to 40c
Anchovies, pound .15c
CLAMS AND OYSTERS.
Columbia Fish Co.
THIRD AND A5KBKL
Main 5, A 5550.
ken & Tucker
u i ii. mil a ; i.i Ey-f n l una a a
Is now 4 cents and red cabbage 5 cents
a pound. Brussels sprouts and spin
ach are both 15 cents; beans and peas,
about 25 cents a pound. Cucumbers
cost 25 cents eacii; tomatoes. 35 cents
a pound; artichokes, about 12H cents
D. C. BURNS COMPANY
. FLOUR WILL ADVANCE
Ol"R ADVIC E TO YOU IS TO BUY Fl.Ol B NOW. WE WILL GUARAN
TEE YOU AGAINST DECLINE.
WE OFFER YOU
White Lllv Klour. Fancy Patent, per bbl S4.85
White Lily Flour. Fancy Patent, per sack 1.30
' If. after thoroughly trying White Lily Flour, you are not satisfied
that you like it better than any other flour you have used before, we
ask you to feel at liberty to return the same to us and we will cheer
fully pay back your money.
Do not mind using half of the sackr-or more before you decide
as to its quality, and take as much time as you please.
8 packages of Tropic Brand Seeded Raisins for. 8 .50
Choice Table Apricots, 2s, per doz ." 1.25
Choice Table Apricots, 2s, 2 for. 2o
Clear Brook Table Peaches. 2s. per doz. 1.40
Clear Brook Table Peaches, 2Vis, 2 cans for , 25
Sliced Pineapple. 2s, 2 cans for .25
Standard Tomatoes, 2s, per doz. i0
Standard Corn, 2s. per doz 95
Fresh Kippered Herring, per doz SO
Fresh Finnan Haddie, per lb 20
D. C. BURNS COMPANY
308-210 THIRD STREET.
each: French carrots 10 cents a bunch.
Beets, turnips, large carrots, parsnips,
celeriac. salsify, squash and potatoes
sweet and white, complete the list.
New potatoes are now to be had at
124 cents a pound.