Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, June 22, 1910, Page 3, Image 3

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    rfE MORNING- OREGONIAN, N WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 1910-
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EAST SWELTERS
IN TORRID HEAT
Four Dead, Many Insane, 50
Prostrated Hot Wave's Toll
in New York.
MULTITUDES SEEK PARKS
Xo Cooling Breeze Relieves Suffer
ing: In Crowded Tenement Sec
tions At Washington Mer
cury Climbs to 100.
NEW YORK. Juno 21. (Special.) Four
deaths, three of them In Brooklyn, many
persons driven insane and 50 or more
prostrations, marked today the hottest
as well as the longest day of the year.
The thermometer registered "88 at 6
o'clock. Every park In the lower part
of the city was crowded, and Central
Park and Riverside Drive were the goals
of swarms of sweltering men, women and
children.
At Coney Island, it was estimated that
at least 10,000 eprsons slept on the sands.
Captain Galvln had 35 patrolmen detailed
to watch over them. Coney was crowded
all day long, the number of visitors be
ing estimated at 150,000.
In the city the recreation piers had not
a foot of spare space. Entire families
left their stuffy homes to breathe the
air which was fresh, if 'not cool. Along
the North and East rivers the residents
of the lower East and. West sides, which,
because of congested conditions, suffered
more than other sections, thousands spent
the night on roofs or fire escapes. The
penny ice cream and lemonade vendors
did a thriving business.
But New York City was not the hot
test spot on earth, according: to the
Government Weather Bureau. In Wash
ington, Senators and Congressmen were
sweltering with a temperature of 100.
Cincinnati was the next hottest spot In
the East, the mercury there mounting
to 86. St. Louis and Boston suffered
with the thermometer registering 84
and 82 respectively. In all these places
the weather was cloudy and. because of
the high humidity, there was much suf
fering and many prostrations. It was.
74 in Atlantic City and, with a clear
sky, was Just about the most comfort
able spot in the East.
NEWSBOY PROVES HERO
Comrade, Half Drowned, Held
Above Water Until Police Come.
NEW YORK, June 21. A prosaic
police report told today how the cour
age and endurance of 18-year-old An
tonio Teleso, an East Side rlewsboy.
saved the life yesterday of Dominick
i'redo, 8 years old, as the boy was
drowning in a water tank on the roof
of a six-story tenement house where
he lives. .
When playing on the roof with the
other children, the Fredo boy climbed
to the top of-the water tank, which is
12 feet high. Sitting astride the edge,
he .lost his balance ..and- fell into the
water. "
When the-, policemen, hurriedly sum-'
mcned, reached the roof,; they beheld
a hand tightly gripping the edge of
the water tank. The policemen
scrambled to the top of the tank and.
found that the hand clinging to the
edge was that of young Teleso, whose
other hand clutched In an unbreakable
grasp the collar of little Dominick,
thus keeping him above the water.
Leaning over, one of the policemen
picked up the smaller boy and then
dragged out Teleso, who was almost
exhausted.
To all appearance Dominick was
dead, but the policemen finally resus
citated him.
FREIGHT TERMINAL BSGUN
Milwaukee Road to Guard Against
Congestion In Chicago.
CHICAGO, June 21. The Chicago,
Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad Com
pany has begun work on one of the
largest freight yard terminals in the
Chicago shipping district, to be located
between Mannheim and Bensonville, on
the Council Bluffs division of the road.
The location Is about 15 miles from the
Union passenger station of Chicago.
The purpose of the company in es
tablishing a mammoth outside terminal
is to prevent the repetition of traffic
congestion such as was experienced
in Chicago by all railroads last Winter
and which cost the loss to the St. Paul
road of nearly $500,000 revenue in a
single month.
The cost of the present improvement
will be approximately $600,000. In
time, however, .the freight terminal
facilities at the new location, it is
said, will cover four times , as much
ground as the present improvements.
The St. Paul company has purchased
in the vicinity of the two towns named
S00 acres or land, at a cost, of more
than $1,300,000.
As the present plans of improvement
contemplate the development of only
200 acres, 600 acres will be left for
future enlargement. :
CYCLONE'S PRANKS UNIQUE
Woman Picked From Bed and Car
ried 2 5 Kect, Uninjured.
FORT MORGAN, Col., June 21.
Lifted from the bed In which she was
sleeping by a cyclone which demol
ished the house, Mrs. W. Randolph, the
wife of a ranchman living near here,
last night was carried 25 feet through
the air and deposited In a wagon that
stood in the yard behind the house.
Beyond a few minor bruises and the
nervous shock resulting from her ex
perience, the woman apparently has
suffered no injury. Two children 'in
the bed with Mrs. Randolph were Un
harmed. New Man Heads Yale Medical.
NEW HAVEN. Conn.. June 21 Of
ficial announcement is made today that
Dr. George E. Blumer. of this city, will
succeed Dr. Herbert C. Smith, of the
Yale Medical School. Dr. Smith has
been at the head of the school for ths
last 25 years and recently announced
his determination to retire. Dr. rtlumer
is a professor of theory and practice of
medicine at the school.
Ants Drive People From Homes.
KIOWA. "Kan., June 21. There is an
all-Summer Job waiting for a man who
can rid this own of ants. The ants at
first Just bothered the residents by de-
ANGRY MAN FATALLY WOUNDS SON-IN-LAW, AND THEN
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stroylng lawns. Then they moved Into
houses and began infesting pantries and
other places where edibles were kept.
After that the Insects began to darn
age clothing. Becoming braver, they
attacked people while they slept. Sev
eral families having given up hope rt
ridding their households of the pests,
have moved from here.
"WET" ELECTED DIRECTOR
School Election in Roseburg Decided
by Close Vote.
ROSEBURG, Or., June 21. (Special.)
"Wets" and "drys" contested the issue
here yesterday In the school question,
and A. T. Marshall, candidate of the
wets," was elected by a majority of six
votes over B. S. Nichols.
The vote was: Marshall, 154; Nichols,
148. The election was the most exciting
held here in many years. '
YOUNG MEN WIN PRIZES
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seniors won and pulled the alumni stal
warts td the opposite shore with lusty
goodwill. The alumni. also lost the base
ban game- to the seniors, 3 to 0, but won
from the varsity " team at tennis. The
score 'was 7-5, 6-4,' 6-4. ;
Tomorrow Ends Commencement.
Tomorrow will be the concluding day
of the commencement,- when the 93 resi
dent seniors will be presented with their
degrees. At 10 o'clock in the, morning
professor Thomas Nixon .Carver,. Ph. D.,
LL. D., head of the political science de
partment at Harvard, will deliver the
commencement address. The alumni din
ner will begin at 1:30 in the afternoon and
the reception and ball will take place in
the evening. Both will be In the new
gymnasium.
Hoosevelt Excites Smuggler.
NEW YORK, June" 21.-lsaac Pol
lock, a cloak and sultmaker of this
city, who came over on the same steam
ship as did President Roosevelt, is
under $1000 cash bail, pending exam
ination before the United States Com
missioner in Hoboken, N. J., as to
why $3000 worth of Jewelry found on
his person by a customs Inspector was
not declared. His explanation is an un
usual one. He says there were exciting
times on the steamship all the way be
cause of Roosevelt's presence on board
and being of an excitable temperament,
he forgot to declare the Jewelry.
Smugglers Move to Xogales.
NOGALES, Ariz., June 21. Customs of
ficials have discovered that the head
quarters of the opium smuggling opera
tions have been transferred from El Paso,
where numerous arrests have been made
recently, to this point. Opium is sent out
of Mexico in bond through the mails by
way of El Paso and back into Mexico, at
this point, where, owing to the fact that
there are few guards. It is easier to get
it over the line and out to California for
disposal.
Millers Defend Bleached Flour.
KANSAS CITY. June 21. By a vote
of 25 to 18. the Southwestern Hard
Winter Wheat Millers' League, in ses
sion here today., adopted a resolution
approving the practice ' of bleaching
flour. The resolution also pledged the
'financial and moral support" of the
body to continue the defense of
bleached flour -"to the courts of last
resort," If necessary.
PORTLAND STUDENTS AT UNIVERSITY OF OREGON WHO
WON PRIZES FOR ORATORY.
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ATROCITIES STILL ON
CQXGO RUBBER BARBARISM TO
REACH PARLIAMENT.
British Awaken to Tales of Horror
Through Workings of Aborigines
Protection Society.
LONDON. June 18. (Special.) Though
the public has grown accustomed to tales
of horror in Congo rubber districts, a sen
sation has been caused by the allegations
made about Soutl American methods in
the correspondence between Foreign Min
ister . Sir Edward Grey and the Anti
Slavery and Aborigines' Protection So
ciety.' The society has for some time been in
possession of sworn information pointing
to practices of a particularly revolting
and barbaric nature, and all. other meth
ods having failed, they have felt im
pelled to appeal to the Foreign Secretary.
Nearly 18 months ago a protocol was
signed between the, Peruvian and Colom
bian governments, agreeing to the ap
pointment of an. international commission
for 'inquiry into the practices- alleged to
be . rampant in the. Putumayon district,
but-the .commission has not yet been ap
pointed. . . ,
What the society now desires, In view
of the information in . its possession,
which Implicates a Brtisrti syndicate and
affects several British subjects, is that
the Foreign Office, in- conjunction with
the United States Government, - should
press for the commission and get to work
and for a British representative to be
appointed on it. - '
.The Indians; of the valley are alleged to
be under conditions of slavery, compelled
to produce rubber without" pay and It
is further alleged that murder, flogging,
torture and other atrocities are common
in the exploitation of the district for rub
ber. It Is known that the British For
eign Office is not without information
and It is believed that Sir Edward Grey
is impressed with the necessity for ac
tion. . Anyway he will be closely ques
tioned in the House as to his Intentions.
Rural Carrier Appointed.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington, June 21. Chester L. Roberts was
today appointed rural carrier for Route
No. 2 at Banks, Or
Arthur Geary, Winner of Rrrknii
Prii of iimi.
Prlae of 9 too.
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TRAIN SHOWS TO 2000
PEOPLE FLOCK TO FARMING
DEMOXSTRATIOXS.
At Tekoa, Farmers' Union Makes
Visit Occasion for Safe and
Sane Celebration.
TEKOA. Wash.. June 21. (Special.)
The Oregon Railroad & Navigation
Company's farming demonstration train
was one of the principal attractions to
day at an early and safe and sane
Fourth of July celebrations at Fair
field, attended by 1000 adults and about
as many more children: The celebra
tion was given under auspices 6f the
Farmers' Union and was In the nature
of a picnic with horseraces, athletic
sports, including baseball, as additional
features to the demonstration train.
The train was the center of Interest
for more than two hours Just after
lunch and was met at the depot by the
combined Fairfield and Rockford bands.
The demonstrators were entertained at
an elaborate picnic dinner, at which an
excellent orchestra was in attendance.
Notwithstanding the attracitons fur
nished to the countryside at Fairfield,
big crowds of farmers also visited the
train at the nearby points of Rockford
and Latah. At the former place 350
listened to the lectures and went
through the train, and at the latter
400. Tonight the lectures and exhib
itions were given at Tekoa, where 250
were In attendance. In all the train
showed to 2000 persons today.
At Latah and Tekoa the milking
machine attracted especial attention by
reason of the bringing to the train of
cows that had never been milked by
machine to take the place of the ani
mals carried on the train. At Latah
it was discovered that someone had
been tampering with the machine and
clogged the valve. The trial was aban
doned there but was successfully per
formed at Tekoa.
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LOXDOX PICKPOCKET SENT
SPRAWLIXG BY BLOW OX JAW.
Attempt to Grab Young Roosevelt's
Watch Meets With RebuffCom-
' motion Attracts Crowd.
LONDON, June 18. (Special.) While
Colonel Roosevelt distinguished him
self as the guest of the Corporation of
the City of London, his son Kermit
scored a little nearer the East End in
quite a different capacity.
Every American knows that Middle
sex street or, as It is more popularly
known. Petticoat lane Is one of the
most extraordinary places In the world
on Sunday mornings. It is the great
emporium of poor Jews. Thither thou
sands of working men and women flock
from all over London on Sunday in the
hope of getting cheap second-hand
clothes and other articles of domestic
utility. Better class people, prompted
by a spirit of curiosity, also come along
many leaving the scene wiser if sad
der men.
It is notorious that the "Lane" is on
these occasions the resort of all sorts
and conditions of men whose mission in
life It is to find pigeons to pluck. All
the sharps and toughs of the racecourse
make the "Lane" the scene of their ac
tivities, and the stranger with a. watch
chain exposed is lucky If he escapes
their , attention and comes away with
his property intact.
Kermit Roosevelt with two friends
venured into the crowd the first Sunday
spent in London, but they had been
warned as to the composition of the
mass of peculiar humanity which one
would meet. So Kermit carefully left
his valuable gold watch at home and
provided himself with a common one,
worth about a dollar or so.
He was not more than a few minutes
In a crowd which was admiring the elo
quence of a dealer in spurious Jewelry,
when a light-fingered operator made a
scientific effort to annex his watch
chain, which was, like the watch, of a
common pattern.
Quick as a flash Kermit caught the
intruder on the point of the Jaw and
sent him Bprawling in the roadway. The
commotion attracted the attention of a
number of plain clothes- constables who
are always on the lookout for thieves
on Sunday mornings, but Kermit re
fused to proceed to the police headquar
ters to prosecute the thief. He was
heard to remark as he walked away
that he had been In tougher corners
than Petticoat lane and had no wish to
spend valuable time in a London police
court.
RURAL' SCHOOL IS TOPIC
State Superintendent Favors Large
Unit of Government.
UNIVERSITY OR OREGON. Eugene.
Or., June 21. (Special) The feature of
the thira session of the Educational con
ference being held here was trie speech
by State Superintendent of Public In
struction Ackerman this afternoon. In
which he advocated a larger unit for ad
ministration of rural schools.
The subject before the conference was
the problem of rural school supervision
and administration. Superintendent Wells
of Jackson County introduced the sub
ject with a paper on the movement for
more rural school supervision in other
States. L. R. Alderman of the Univer
sity of Oregon faculty and W. B. Dlllard,
superintendent of the Lane County
schools, outlined suggested plans for im
proving rural school supervision In Ore
gon. The conference will take up High
schpol problems tomorrow and discuss
High school equipment. The discussion
will be based on returns from different
schools. Professor W. P. Boynton, head
of the university physics department, will
sum up the investigation in that depart
ment. Biology will be discussed by Miss
Llla Irvin, head of that department in
the Eugen High school. Miss BessieNeyhart.
LOGGING ENGINE FACTS
98 Engines, Weighing Three Million Pounds, built and
shipped during the first 6 months of 1910.
34 Engines still on our books.
Orders for 8 of these received during the past week.
60 per cent of their value is paid to labor. This means
work, at high wages, for intelligent, . . .
INDEPENDENT MACHINISTS
There are a lot of men eligible to this classification loafing
around the city of Portland because a bunch of out-of-town
grafters have held up their hands and called a strike.
WILLAMETTE IRON & STEEL WORKS
PORTLAND, OREGON, U. S. A.
Kidder of Roseburg. Miss Maud Stlnson
of Eugene and Principal L. B. Gibson of
Hood River will speak on English liter
ature. The last session Thursday will take up
the moral problems of the High school.
Principal George Hug of the Eugene High
school will discuss athletics.
Superintendent Brlggs of Albany and
H. W. Stone of the Portland Young Men's
Christian Association will speak of the
influences the cigar . store .and Its sur
roundings have on the morals of young
students, and John Teucher of the Port
land Juvenile court will discuss truancy
and Juvenile delinquents.
Papers . will be presented by Superin
tendent . Mickey of Junction . City on
student honor and Professor - Joseph
Schafer on the moral side of history and
literature. .......
COACH MYSTERY SOLVED
MUXICII XO LONGER WOXDERS
AT PHANTOM CARRIAGE.
Occupant Is- Identlifed as Russian
Millionaire, Who Always Drives
Standing, Chained to Hood.
MUNICH, June 18. (Special.) Bavarian
papers have of late had a first-class
mystery, with which to stir local inter
est. Correspondents have been writing
to tell of a strange carriage that has
been seen, with mysterious occupants.
In the park of Furstenreid. The carriage,
they declared, was the old coach In which
the mad King Otto II used to be given
the air at rights. But an official denial
came along with the declaration that
the King has not left the castle of
Furstenreid for years. Within its con
fines, he drags out his lamentable ex
istence. Still, the coach was real, so investi
gations were continued and now the ex
planation is available. One who. has seen
it more than once says:
"For many years this carriage has
rolled through the shady avenues of the
royal park and all . those who saw it
had a shiver of terror, easily understood
when it realized how weird it seemed.
I was coming home through the park
with my children, on bicycles, one even
ing recently, and we were ta'.king of the
phanton coach when one of my sons
cried suddenly: 'Look, papa, here it
comes!
"I heard the sound of hoofs, then the
rumble of a heavy carriage and sudden
ly out of the fog loomed up a somber
and mysterious equipage which passed
at a trot directly by us. It was a very
simple, old-fashioned - landau, with the
hood at the back raised. In the car
riage, standing up, was a thin man with
a long beard. It was impossible to dis
tinguish his features but he was cer
tainly attached to the hood of the car
riage by his collar or he could never have
remained standing like that with the
vehicle lurching as it was.
"This strange traveler gazed at a tat
tered may which a lackey held before
him and afterwards extended his hands
as if to say: 'All this Is mine!' The ser
vant showed the map with the listless
and weary gesture of a lunatic's guard
ian, obliged to repeat interminably the
same explanation.
"The aspect of this poor lunatic sus
pended in his carriage, and the silence of
the forest, gave me a lugubrious Im
pression which I have never been able
to shake off. Upon Inquiry, I found
that the mysterious traveler is a Rus
sian, possessor of an immense fortune,
who has been treated for a number of
years at the lunatic asylum situated on
the outskirts of the park of Furstenreid.
One of his whims is never to sit down
while driving in his carriage. That la
why he is attached to the hood."
SARK CLEARS; OTHERS ARRIVE
Two Tramps AV1II Begin Loading
Lumber and More Due in July.
Another siege of lumber activity ,on
the river is prospective through yes
terday's arrivals, while the Norwegian
tramp bark, laden for Dalney and Japa
nese ports, cleared with a cargo meas
uring 2,416,695 feet, valued at $30,722.
She was dispatched by the Pacific
Export Lumber Company, which will
load the tramp Glenlee next month.
The tramp Saint Dunstan arrived int
from Honolulu and will load at St.
Helens and St. Johns, for J. J. Moore
&. Co.
The Norwegian steamer Eir arrived
from Victoria and went to the Port
land Mill to load for Hind, Rolph &
Co., which firm will dispatch two car
goes in July.
STEAMER THREATEND BY FIRE
Alarm Proves Efficiency of Drills on
River Craft.
Fire broke out aboard the river
steamer America at 2:30 o'clock yes
terday afternoon, while she was
berthed at the foot of Alder street,
ready to leave for lower river points,
and for a short time it appeared as If
the blaze would attain serious propor
tions. It was quenched through prompt
response to the fire, whistle and assist
ance rendered by other craft.
The America's fireman had attempted
to relight the oil burner, but failed,
and without turning off the flow of
fuel rekindled a torch and tossed It
into the -firebox. Immediately there
was a "kickback" that ignited a pile
of oiled sacks. The fireman made brisk
scramble for safety.
. The fire whistle, a device attached
to the boiler and used solely for alarms,
was sounded and the crew of the Iralda,
lying alongside, had the pun.p working
and a hose aboard the America in less
than a minute, while the Tahoma's
company lent a hand and before the
passengers had reached shore the lire
was subdued. The damage was nom
inal. NEW YORK, June 21. (Special.)
The following persons registered at
New York hotels today from the Pa
cific Northwest:
From Spokane At the Seville', Miss
E. Shepard; at the Wellington, G. . t
Dodson and wife.
- From Seattle At the Greenobie, O.
R. Frasch; at the Savoy, G. A. Ray; at
the Martinique, H. A. Jones.
From Tacoma At the Navarre. G.
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Sale of Untrimmed Shapes, 49c
Vacation Sale Victor
Talki
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M achines
In the mountains, at the seashore,, in the camp, the
Victor has become a requisite in making up a list of
your necessary items. In order to interest the vacation
parties we will sell until july 1 Victor Talking Ala
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For Victors Numbers 1, 2, or 3. ;r'
Dainty Wash
Selling Regularly
at $7.50
Wash Dresses for women and
Misses. Made of very good qual
ity checked gingham, in navy,
black, light blue and heliotrope.
These dainty Summer dresses
are made in the Dutch-neck style,
with short sleeves. The yoke and
sleeves are' finished with a fine
Swiss embroidery in white. The
skirt is made in the very latest
and popular tunic style and
trimmed with a wide band of the
Stamped Crepe Waists
Regular $1.00 Value
Imported Crepe Waist Patterns,
stamped in simple artistic designs.
Also has the stamped collar
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cuffs. Some in patterns
C and others in floral
These waists are particularly use
ful for traveling, as they require no
ironing.
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Crepe Kimonos
Regular
$1.50
Ladies very
stylish crepe Ki
monos or loung
ing robes. Made
in plain colors, of
red. naw blue, ca-
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C det, white, light
blue and lavender.
--;Trimmed with
a fancy border of
Persian. Has flow
ing sleeves and a
yoke formed of
double shirring.
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Grand Trunk Pacific Steamships
The New Steel Steamship
Lensrth. 320 feet Twin Screw 18
Water-Tight Bulkheads
MOST LUXURIOUS
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SIX DAYS' CRUISE
Seattle
to
Prince Rupert and Return
$36.00
Including Meals and Bertha.
Leave Seattle June 19, 26, July 3, 10. 17, 24. at Midnight Sundays.
For tickets and reservations apply to local ticket agents or J. H.
BURGIS, G. A. P. D., Grand Trunk Pacific Steamships, First avenue and
Yesler Way, Seattle, Wash.
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Values to $3.00
Here are the biggest values we
have been able to offer this year.
Untrimmed shapes in black and
burnt, in. large midsummer shapes.
In black chip and fancy straw braids.
In shapes that require but little
trimming. A bunch of flowers, a
knot of ribbon or a drape will con
vert them into stylish" trimmed hats.
There are values in this lot from
$1.50 to $3.00. We hav collected
every shape in the house at this
price and marked them
special for Wednesday. ..... K.49
New Trimmed Hats
flower trimmed, heavy silk bow
trimmings, fancy and plain . hair
braid turbans, and tailor- 1 O C
ed hats. Values to $5. Cp I J
These hats are neatly trimmed in
medium and large midsummer
shapes. We offer about 200 of
these hats on Wednesday special
$1.25.
Dresses, $4.95
and
of dots
designs.
Zephyr Ginghams
Just
Arrived
We have just
received 25 new,
dainty and pretty
patterns in plaid
zephyr Ginghams.
They come in
lavender and
m i a v c ii u t
W white, . bl
vjf white, gr
25.
tie and
ray and
white,
green and
white and pink
and white. All in
the most attrac
tive plaid designs.
These new mid
summer ginghams
are displayed on
our counters, 25
Prince Rupert'
knots
tier hour Doubla Ttnttnm
Wireless Telegraph..
ON PACIFIC COAST.
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Ictoria. Vancouver, Prince Rupert, Portland Canal,
islands, aud Stewart, the Hew tio'd
Seattle - "
to
Stewart and Return
$48.00