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THE 3IORXIXG OREGOXIAX. WEDNESDAY. JULY S8, 1900,
TIE BUSES SUIT
Attorney H. C. King Alleges
Magistrate Wastes Coun
ty's Days by Absence.'
COMPLAINT TO BE FILED
Lawyer Aver Jurist Devotes Tax
payers' Honrs to Private Practice.
He Demands Accounting to
Auditor and Salary Keturn
Attorney H. C. Kins will file a peti
tion in mandamus in th Circuit Court
today to compel County Judge Web
ster to make a statement to the County
Auditor citing the periods he has been
absent from his office on private busi
ness since his election in 1906. The
attorney charges neglect of duty on the
part of Judge Webster, and complains
that the magistrate has drawn money
from the county fund for services he
has not rendered.
Attorney King states that in the
event of Judge Webster not returning
to the county money which, he says,
has been drawn illegally, the District
Attorney will be asked to institute pro
ceedings to compel its return.
The complainant recites that the laws
uf Oregon provide that each county
officer shall, at the close or eacn
month's business, make a sworn state
ment of the time he has spent in the
county's service. This, says the com
plainant. Judge Webster has not done,
and it is alleged the Jurist has been ab
sent from his office on private business
about half of his term of office. After
the preliminary recitations, the petition
That durine all of said time from the
ftrt day of July. It, until thf data of Aline
this 'petition, defendant Has raila ana n
lertrd his duty ns surh County Judse and
officer of said Multnomah County. Oregon
in not rendering-, at the close of business
inch and every mnth during all of said
time, a verified statement to the County
Auditor of said Multnomah County. Ore-
pon. h " wins; the amount due him for terv-
rendered during the month, ana eacn
nd every month, and ha failed and neg
lected to make auch statement or any
utitf ment. filed with said County Auditor
or at all. showing the time, or times, he
wa absent from his said office during said
time on the performance of his private
duties, and when he va aben: from his
said office for any reasons other than the
performance of his offlcal duties as County
Judse of Multnomah County. Oregon, and
has wholly failed and neglected to comply
with the law of the State of Oregon aa
set forth in section 214 of Bellinger and
Cotton's Annotated Codes and Statutes of
That during said time defendant haa
been out of the County of Multnomah. State
of Oregon, a great many times and for a
considerable length of time, the exact num
ber of which and the duration thereof be
ing unknown to relator, on his own private
buKlnesa and not In the performance of hla
official duties as county Judge or saia
M uitnomah Jounty, State of Oregon, and
that the time he was thus absent from his
off ice and not on the performance of his
official duties amounts. In the estimation
and belief of relator, to about half of said
time between the said date of the first day
of July. lfto. and the date of filing this
petition. That defendant was absent from
hi office and not in the performance of
his official duties from May lfA0, t
Mv '26. Ho9, and that he failed and neg
lected to file a statement of this with the
County Auditor of said Multnomah County,
as required by law. and that the taxpayers
of Multnomah County. Oregon, paid said
defendant during all of said time, and that
defendant made no reduction or rebate In
his salary for time consumed In attending
to his own private business and law prje
tice in other parts of the state and outside
of Multnomah County, while he was absent
A BIT OF OLD MEXICO
Live Canal Scenes la Maxcaltatan,
the Mexican Venice.
Dillon Wallace in Outing.
At the end of an hour our canoe en
tered a maze of beautiful lagunas. With
tropical foliage rising high above our
heads on either aide, we wound our way
In and nut amongst them until Anally we
burst through Into a wider space to be
hold La, Lagtma de las Slete Cielos the
Lake of the Seven Heavens. The banks
were lined with beautiful lavender-hued
water hi lea. small Islands of them float
ing loose, and th. air charred with their
delicate perfume. This Illy Is known as
I.a Kelna del Agtia (the queen of the
watrr. and certainly deserves Its name.
From this point It lined our way with a
profusion of blossoms. The lilies are
brought down In masses by the rivers
f-o:n interior lakes during the rainy sea
son flood chiefly through the Santiago
T::o and Lake Chapala and floated
thr-iush tie laguma when the miasma is
reeling into the clear waters of La La
gun.! i d? Ins Slete Cielos. you se at the
bottom what Is apparently an Immense
pile of silver money, and gravely our
cn.-emen Informed us that It was In fact
real money, but lying In a place encanta-d-
lenchanted). It was transformed Into
shells when brought to the surface,
or. ly those who possess tha proper
charm can bring the silver up un
changed. Lone long ago. it was lost
there by a Spanish boat, and the spirits
of the water enchanted tha place and
no man ever learned the secret and
necessary charm to enable him to re
cover the silver unchanged. It Ilea there
In and out we turned amongst the
entrancing lagunas, one passing
throuah a lor arch of green, called
by the natives "El Canon." No one
canoeman knows all of these water
ways, and it could easily be imagined
how a stranger might become hope
lessly entangled and lost amongst them.
Fach has Its Individual name, like the
street of a city, and Is called a "calle"
(street!. Trained from early youth, the
native boatman learns one section only,
and never ventures beyond his known
Soon we saw the "clmaron" (shrimp
nets. some, of twisted reeds, some of
twine, and then suddenly swung Into
a lake in the center of which. lying
l'w In the water, appeared the village
Mexcaltatan Is built In the form of
a cartwheel, with the plaxa for a hub.
and canals lined with huts of reeds and
poles reaching up to It, like spokes,
from the outer rim of water. Very
picturesque and entrancing the little
town looked as we approached. The sun
was Just dropplr behind the lagunas
to the westward, lighting the tops of
graceful cocoanut palnie. which rose
Mgh above the plaza, and setting on
fire the red-tiled roofs of the gray huts
below, while the murky canals beneath
lay In deep and somber shadow. A bit
of old Mexico, solitary and alone, un
touched and unmarred by tha march
of civilization. It seemed to breathe
something of the mystery of tha for
gotten days of its founders.
It was o'clock when we landed.
The tide waa out. and the canals were
row naked black mud and mire. Under
the guidance of the canoemen, we
p.cked our war along a footpath that
followed one of the canals of the plaza,
and to the store of Kaiser's friend.
Senor Fortunato Martin. Senor Martin
aaw us coming, and met us at the door
with a most sincere welcome. He and
Kaiser fell upon each other's necks
and embraced before our formal Intro
duction took place. When we were final
ly made acquainted with our host, we
deposited our artillery under his
counter, as a mark of confidence in him
and to show the world in general that
we were not afraid even without the
protecting influence of firearms. Then
we took our way across town to a
hut where supper had been engaged
Our arrival had been heralded broad
cast. Before we had gone a block our
progress resembled a circus bandwagon
parade, and I believe every. child In
the town was at our heels. They had
never seen a white man before, nor peo
ple attired so strangely, and we were
veritable curiosities. We might have
gone on exhibition and charged an ad
mission fee. with profitable results.
At the hut where we were to eat
supper, a talkative iron-gray senora
received us. and bade us In Spanish,
"Sit down supper will be ready soon."
She was quite puffed up with pride
that she should have the honor of
entertaining us, and was plainly the
envy of two or three neighbor women,
who were with her when we came, but
hurried away upon our entrance, doubt
less to notify the folk at home to come
and have a peep at the curious-looking
strangers. We had hardly seated our
selves when we discovered the place
surrounded on all sides by a crowd
of men. women and children, old and
young, large and small, peering in at
us through the cracks, or rather bars,
of the hut. for it waa unplastered and
resembled more of a cage than a house.
I realized then how menagerie monkeys
must feel if they feel or think at all.
when on exhibition before gaping
Presently supper was served, con
sisting of three kinds of fish, the local
names of which are "robolo." "llza
mocho." and "Constantino." The fish
was exceedingly well cqoked, and ac
companied by tortillas and coffee. We
used our fingers In lieu of knives an
forks, appendages of civilization not
yet introduced into this quiet corner
of the world. Fish is naturally the food
staple here, and. Indeed,- but few of
the people eat meat at all. and many
of them have never learnd its taste,
excepting perhaps the flesh of water
fowl, which are usually so plentiful and
tame they can be had for the killing.
We dallied over our meal, and when
at length we arose to go, our crowd of
spectators had dwindled away to a few
stragglers. This was a great relief, for
modest men. such as our party waa
composed of. could not but feel em
barrassed with so much popularity thus
unexpectedly thrust upon them, and
without attendance we quietly sto".
back to Senor Martin's. Here we we-e
introduced to his bosom friend, the
Jefe. or mayor, who also, I believe, in
this Instance, acted as perfecto. The
Jefe. like Senor Martin, was a native
of Teplc, and, like him, of Indian des
scent. He Is the ruler of Mexcaltatan,
while Senor Martin, his adjoining
neighbor. Is proprietor of a general
store and gambling resort. Thus the
two are the great men or tne piace.
GIRL BREAKS PONIES.
ChlM of 1 1 Trains Shetlands, Shows
Perfect Mastery of Steeds.
London Cor. Chicago Inter Ocean.
Near the picturesque Elizabethan farm
house in Buckinghamshire, which is her
home, a little English lassie named
Gwennle Thompson may be seen on any
fine day Just now breaking in her
mother's Shetland ponies.
Mrs. Thompson occupies tne is innings
farm at the top of a hill a mile from
Chalfont St. Peter, and two miles from
Gerrards Cross Station. She and her two
daughters milk cows and perform the
miscellaneous tasks of a farmstead,
which to them are pleasures, with the
minimum of hired assistance.
But the stud of "Sheltles" is the pride
of the Nlnnlngs. and has become famous.
"People sometimes come here." said
Mrs. Thompson, "and say they want a
cheap pony 'anything will do." I never
like doing business with them. I remem
ber how angry my husband was the first
time this happened, for he" started the
stud. People ought to want the best they
can get for their children. A common
pony may be vicious and really dangerous.
"We make friends of all our ponies.
One little foal romps with Gwen on the
grass, sits on her lap and plays with her
like a kitten. Another used to come In
regularly for his bottle of milk when it
was due, and walk into the sitting-room,
plainly asking for it." '
It was delightful to see the perfect
mastery Miss Gwennle showed over the
potnes. which she rode barebacked.
About the farm she generally goes bare
foot. She Is 11 years old.
"Gwennle first walks the ponies about
the lanes," said Mrs. Thompson, "and
then rides them. She seldom has a fall,
and doesn't mind a tumble if the pony Is
not hurt. It Is because the Sheltle has
such a perfect temper that he is the ideal
"I love the ponies best of all," said
Gwennle. her fair curls flying in the wind
from beneath her bonnet. "I don't think
I could be happy away from the farm,
but I couldn't bear to leave the ponies.
The little ones have to go away as they
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grow up, but only one at a time. I make
them all est out of my hand, and I am
sure they all lov. me aa I love them."
Smallpox Germ Discovered.
Rio de Janeiro Corr. New York Sun.
Dr. Oswaldo Crua, Director-General of
the Sanitary Service, makes announce
ment to the Rio de Janeiro Academy of
Medicine that the microbe of smallpox.
w:ilch is of animal origin, had been dis
covered 'urtns bacteriological researches
at the Oswaldo Cruz Institute by Drs.
Henrique Beaurepaire de Arago an J
BIG SCORES IDE
Fourth Regiment Riflemen Are
Making Fine Record
FIELD PROBLEM TODAY
While Half of Southern Oregon Reg
iment Continues Target Practice,
Others Will Take Vp Mimic
Warfare About Clackamas. "
Several of the most remarkable Indi
vidual scores In marksmanship made
during the present target season were
effected by the Fourth Oregon Infantry
riflemen at the Clackamas range yes
terday. The most unusual were In skirm
ish firing, several runs being made that
registered better than 90 and one total
Private Mooney, qf Cottage Grove, waa
the marksman to roll up a total of 97
points out of 100 possible. When it Is
taken Into consideration that the Tiring
Is at a small target and that shots are
fired at six different distances, the score
of 97 is one to be remembered. The
riflemen to total 90 In their skirmish
runs were Sergeant Snodgrass and Ser
geant Potts, of Cottage Grove. Private
Stingley. of McMinnville. made 89; Pri
vate Bennett, of McMinnville. 85, and
Private McClellan, of Ashland, 75.
The First Battalion, in command of
Major Hamlin, of Roseburg, spent the
forenoon on the short and mid-ranges.
One of the best scores of the week in
slow fire was made by Lieutenant Comp
ton. of McMinnville. At 600 yards he
made the exceptional score of 47 out of
50. at 600 yards 42, at 300 yards 44 and
at 200 yards 41. Private Stingley, of the
same company, made 46 at duO yards and
44 at 600.
After completing his record skirmish
run. Private Mooney, of Cottage Urove,
made effective scores at slow fire, scor
ing 47 at 500 yards, 42 at 300, 41 at 200 and
40 at 600 yards. Captain Johnson, of
the same company, made 43 at 200 and
An interesting team tryout occurred
early. In the afternoon when four selected
marksmen fired over the 1000-yard range
under adverse weather conditions. Al
though they had not been allowed prelim
inary practice over the range, three of
the Southern Oregon riflemen shot very
close to the 40 mark. The four men
were: Private Marquam. of Albany;
Lieutenant Cunningham, of McMinnville,
and Sergeant Potts and Private Mooney,
of Cottage Grove. Firing ten shots, each
shot of a possible value of 6, Marquam
got 5. 0. 3, 6. S. 3. 4s 4, 0, 0. Total. 25.
Lieutenant Cunningham, 4, 8, 4, 5, 4, 4, 3,
3, 5, 4. Total 39. Potts. 0, 5, 6, 6, 4. 4. 3,
4. 5, 3. Total 38. Mooney, 4. i. i. 8, 3, 3,
5, 4. 3, 3. Total 36.
Company and battalion drills occupied
the battalion commanded by Major Ham
mond, of Eugene. At 7 P. M. Major To-
ran assembled his regiment and gave a
review for Adjutant-General Flnzer. who
expressed himself aa highly pleased with
the showing made by the command.
Today blank ammunition will be issued
and problems In reconnoissancs and ad
vance and rear guard maneuvers will be
taken up. The First Battalion will be di
vided against Itself for the morning prob
lem, while the Second Battalion occupies
the rifle range. In the afternoon it la
possible the two battalions will be pitted
agalnat each other.
In the three days that remain the regi
ment will continue with hard work In the
various branches of Instruction. Colonel
Toran and his officers being determined
to get all possible out of the stay under
canvas. Invaluable assistance Is being
rendered by Captain King and Lieuten
ants Jewett and Davis, of the regular es
tablishment, who are in camp on duty
with the regiment.
Immediately upon the departure of the
Fourth for home at the end of the week,
the state rifle competition will be taken
up. Teams of riflemen from all parts of
Oregon will begin arriving Friday which,
with Saturday, will be devoted to prelim
inary practice, the first event in the an
nual competition being taken up early
RAIN SETS COAL ON FIRE
Flames Break Out Afresh in Bunk
ers at La Grande.
LA GRANDE. Or., July 27 (Special.)
Although it was thought for a time
WILL BE; ERECTED AT COST Or
that the fire which broka-out over a
week aRO In the O. R. & N. coal bunk
ers in this city had been practically ex
tlnRuished, smoke burst forth at half a
dozen places today after the rain had
been falling? for a few hours.
The company Is having th. coal load
ed on cars aa rapidly aa possible, and
are shipping- it out to Umatilla and
other places. About 2000 tons have
been shipped out of the yards. Whlla
there is no way at present toi estimate
the loss, it is practically certain that
over 20U0 tons have been damaged.
For trunks so to th. Harris Trunk Co.
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FUND NEARLY COMPLETE
ANNEX TO RECEIVING HOME TO
Enlarged Quarters Will Give Boys
and Girls' Aid Society Ad
The Boys' and Glrta' Aid Society will
erect a north wing to its present building,
at a total eost of about $7000. - Two thou
sand dollars of this amount was appro
priated by the Legislature at its laal ses
sion, and about $4700 collected from phil
anthropic citizens of Portland. The bal
ance will be made up by outside counties.
Besides the cost of the building, it will
have to be furnished, and subscriptions
are desired by the society for this pur
pose. It is thought that, with the aid
from the different counties and private
subscriptions, the goal will be reached.
The building committee consists of F.
E. Beach, J. C. Alnsworth and Robert S.
Farrell. Richard Martin, Jr., the archi
tect, has procured eight bids on the car
penter work, nine bids on the plumbing,
five blda on the heatinsr and five bids on
the electric wiring. The successful bid
ders are: Frank C. Strigl. for the wood
work, cement, brick work and painting;
Otto Wackrow, for the plumbing: J. J.
Kadderly, for heating the new building,
and the Main Electric Company for the
The accompanying Bketch shows the
building as it is now. The addition will
be on the north side, and the exterior will
correspond with the south wing. The new
wing will consist of about 17 rooms. In
the basement the present laundry ""ill be
extended. There will also be a boys
dining-room, a large bathroom fitted with
wash trough, shower and tub baths, toi
let, boys' locker-room and reading-room.
The first floor will have a reception-room,
assembly-room. two. bedrooms and store
room and the offices. The second floor
will consist of two dormitories, attend
ants' room and linen closet. The attic
floor will contain a hospital for the boya,
dormitory and attendants' room.
In addition to the extensions of the
main building, the society has erected a
large playhouse for the boys during tha
Winter. It consists of a large room down
stairs. 20x37, and an attic, used as a
storeroom, above. The seat ars mad.
the End! - Fair-Warning!
The biggest occasion in the way
of littlest prices and littlest pay
ments for really fine warranted
high-grade PIANOS ever wit
nessed in Portland and one that
will never come again.
Delayed Cars Are Here Now and All Will Be
Sold in a Few Days. Sale Ends Saturday!
Bring $5 or $6 and Get a Nice New Pi
ano Now. Prices $138, $162, $146,
Etc Never heretofore was it possible
to secure so much genuine piano value
for the money. Probably never again.
Come right away.
All of the Pianos included in this sale are now on display at our Re
tail Salesrooms, "the always busy corner," on Washington at Park (8th)
The prices are $138, $162,-8146. Pay $5 cash and $5 a month.
There are eighteen $300 and $350 styles reduced, $127, $164 and
$154. On these, terms are $6 cash and $6 a month.
If you wish to pay cash, an extraordinary and altogether unusual
premium of 4 per cent goes to anyone wishing to pay in full within 30
See these pianos, note the reductions; no such occasion for securing a
piano so tremendously under price will be presented again in several
years, at least. There is an awakening to prosperity throughout the East.
We found two well-known piano manufacturers with a large stock of
finished pianos. They were terribly anxious to realize. We secured these
latest high-grade pianos at a most extraordinary reduction. We pass this
advantage along to wideawake midsummer buyers.
Bear to mind, we guarantee every instrument as to quality, and also as
to price. Your money back if at any time within six months you can buy
the same grade of pianos elsewhere, East or West, at anywhere near such
Should you later on want the best in the world, the Chickering or the
Kimball, or that beautiful art piano, the Weber, or the Pianola Piano, we
will any time within two years allow total price paid for these pianos in
exchange toward the former. .
box-shape, and the covers can be raised
and used aa receptacles for books or
playthings. The new playhouse will have
electric lights and a stove for Winter.
The beautiful grounds back of the re
ceiving home cannot be surpassed for the
purpose for which they are used. They
consist of a good-sized grove, which is
divided by a fence into boys' and girls'
playgrounds. In the boys' playground
there are swings and a baseball field, and
on the girls' side there is a tennis court,
croquet lawn and swings, and It is the
intention of the superintendent soon to
put in a sand court. When the building
and the grounds are completed Superin
In response to numer
ous requests for the
repetition of the inter
esting COCOA FACTS
which we have printed
as parts of our adver
tisements, we shall re
peat the series of 30
Facts, beginning with
No. 1, which will ap
pear in an early issue
of this paper.
D. Ghirardeili Co.
THE HOME FOB FINE PIANOS
BIGGEST, BUSIEST AND BEST
353 WASHINGTON STREET
tendent Gardner says that he believes the
institution will be unsurpassed by any
home of its size in the Northwest.
HIS WRATH COSTS HIM $5
Man Who Donates $60,000 to Bible
School Is Fined for Cursing.
EUGENE, July 27. John B. Coleman, a
capitalist-philanthropist of Eugene, who
two yeara ago donated $50,000 of city
property to the Eugene Bible University.
You cannot make a good
cup of cocoa out of
poor cocoa; a poor cook
in the making. Fragrant,
delicious, nourishing. Less
than one cent a cup.
Don't ask merely for cocoa
ask for GhirardellPs.
a Christian theological school here, was
fined $5 yesterday in the city Police
Court for profanity on the street.
Coleman, who Is over f0 years of age,
was missed a foot or so by a speeding
automobile. Immediately there burst from
his lips a flood of profanity that was
heard a block by Chief of Police Far
rington. who at once arrested him. Cole
man is the owner of much property in
Eugene and some in California. He has
made many bequests. This was the first
time in his life he had been under ar
rest. Trunks, suitcases and bags. Largest
variety at Harris Trunk Co.