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THE SUNDAY OREGOIAN, PORTLAND, MARCH 1900.
SHERMAN COUNTY BOOM
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FAIUIS FOIJOW THE RAILROAD.
Fonr Hundred 3iea at "Worlc on. the
Extension SlianlUo, BoBrboa
Sherman County to booming In conse
quence of the extension of the Columbia
Southern Railroad from Moro south, ac
cording to Archie Mason, the contractor
In charge of that work, -who is visiting
Ills family In Portland. The track Is now
.laid 22 miles south of Moro, and the road
bed finished for 10 miles further. There are
over 400 men whites and Japs at work,
and Mr. Mason expects to see the rails
laid to Shanlko, the terminus, by April 13.
New settlers are building cabins on tha
prairies In all directions, he says, and all
the agricultural land In Sherman County
is likely to be taken up under the home
stead act, this Spring. Many of these
newcomers are plowing and sowing, and
the acreage set to grain will be the largest
In the history of the county.
Building has begun In the new metrop
olis of Shanlko. A hotel, saloon and sev
eral business houses are In progress of
erection, while stockyards and grain ware
nouses are being built at points along the
now line. It Is expected that 50,000 sheep
will be shorn and dipped in Shanlko this
season, the wool being shipped away by
rail. A number of business men of Moro
and The Dalles are preparing to establish
."branch houses in Shanlko.
Bourbon, a new town, has been started
on the line, eight miles south of Grass
JValley, and this Is going to be quite an Im
portant point, as a largo graingrowing and
Btockraislng country will be tributary. The
town of Kent, five miles southeast of Bour
Ibon, will be moved to the line, and a
'sidetrack will be constructed at "Wilcox,
eight miles south of Kent. A depot and
-water tank are to be constructed at Grass
"Valley, where two big warehouses are
aalready nearly completed. The telegraph
lino is to be extended from TPasco to
ifihanlko right away.
"Wheat looks splendid," Mr. Mason
fsays, "and all signs point to an Immense
crop as well as a large acreage. If grain
ls only a fair price next Fall, Sherman
(County farmers will have twenties to
Ithrow at the birds."
STREET RAILS TOO HIGH.
Teamsters Complain of Consequent
Damage to Velilclcs.
Many teamsters who have occasion to
'drive on First street, between Burnslde
'and Madison, complain of the street-car
tracks being so high above the pavement.
iFlrst street Is a very busy thoroughfare,
and its six strings of rail jutting out
above the pavement have been ruinous
-to vehicles of all descriptions for the past
two years. Teamsters are frequently
obliged to turn out to permit the pass
age of a street-car, and in doing so the
wagon tires are caught by the projecting
rails, wheels are "dished" and axles
broken short off at the hub. A group of
teamsters stood at the corner of First
and "Washington streets the other day,
discussing the unsatisfactory condition of
the thoroughfare. "I have seen dozens of
wagons badly Injured within the past two
years," one of them said, "and the wheel--wrights
of Portland are given many a Job
they would not get If these street-car rails
v.-ero set down where they belong, or the
pavement raised to their level." He point
ed to a frog and switch between "Wash
ington and Stark streets, and said: "When
a man drives along that V. his wagon
wheels are drawn together as he proceeds
In one direction, or they are spread out
when he drives in the other. In this way
the wheels are 'dished' outward or inward,
according to the direction the wagon Is
taking, and there is no possible show to
get out of the track, as the wheels cannot
cross these high rails except at right
angles. The heavier the load the greater
the difficulty and the more expensive the
"Then, in crossing these First-street
tracks on any of tho streets leading up
Jroni the river, a man Is liable to break
a spring, as the rails have to be met with
a bump, just like driving up on to the
f tone curb of that sidewalk. Second street
Is worse In this respect than First, but
that street Is not traveled so much. The
brick pavement north of Stark street has
been worn down along the edge of tho
rails, and so is more dangerous than
whore tho wood block pavement exists,
but it is all as bad as can be, from Madi
son street down."
An examination of .the street suggests
that the pavement between the rails was
originally laid too low, and the grinding
motion of wheels within six Inches of tho
rails has formed trenches into which
wagon -wheels are prone to drop. In try
ing to turn out of these hard ruts, tha
damage is usually done.
Another teamster said: "If First street
was paved like Burnside-street bridge, the
rails would give no trouble. Rail and
pavement should bo nearer on a level on
MATINEE CROWD IMMENSE.
-Largest Afternoon Audience in. His
tory of Metropolitan.
The audience at the Metropolitan The
ater at the matinee performance of "Red,
White and Blue" yesterday afternoon
was the largest afternoon crowd In the
blstory of the house. It was perhaps the
best matinee attendance that any Poet
land theater has ever had. The crowd
was also very enthusiastic All the seats
were sold, up stairs and down, and many
people stood up during the entire per
formance. Early in tho afternoon the
management was forced to stop the sale
of tickets and refuse money for admit
tance. The performance of the brilliant
military play was rushed through with
a dash and vigor that was gratifying,
and the entire production was highly ap
preciated by the Immense crowd. The
enthusiasm was greatest and the applause
was wildest when bright and pretty
Georgie Cooper came on and sang the
popular coon songs that have won for
ber so much fame and have given Port
land theater-goers so much pleasure.
The company will present "Red, White
and Blue" at a special matinee perform
ance this afternoon, as well as again In
the evening. Matinees on Sunday are an
innovation In Portland, and it Is be
lieved they will be popular.
PLEASANT SIGN OF SPRING.
First Lamb of the Season Makes Its
One of the most pleasant of all the har
bingers of the glad springtime was in
evidence, to the chosen few at least, yes
terday. It was a sign at a butcher shop
bearing this legend:
: Spring Lamb Today. :
The quantity of spring lamb offered to
housekeepers was small, but the quality
was excellent and the demand great. It
was not exactly a bargain-counter sale,
as the prices ranged from $1 25 to $1 50 per
quarter, according to size and location,
north or south. It Is understood there
wlil be plenty of spring lamb on the mar
ket this week, at about the same price.
If Ualiy Ik Cnttlnpr Teeth,
Be sure and use that old and well-tried remedy
Mrs. IVInsiow's Soothing Syrup, for children
teething. It soothes the child, softens the gums,
allays all pain, cures wind colic and diarrhoea.
"He that lives well is not ignorant." He
knows that Hood's Sarsaparilla will keep
him in health.
Pianos Organs. Wiley B. Allen Co.
THE BOOK OF THE YEAR
"TO HAVE AND TO HOLD"
Mary Johnston's latest success that bids fair to rival "Prisoners of
Hope." Publishers' price, $L50. Our price, $115.
Another Shipment of
Silk and Wool Black French Broches
' j " In rich and exquisite original designs.
$2.75, $3.50, $4.50 Yard
Alto Kew English Mohair PJerolas. $1.50, $1.75, $2.00 yard.
AT BLACK GOODS COUNTER.
Entirely new Silk and "Wool (novelty weave) Grenadines In Gray,
Mode, Hello, Castor and Old Rose. $15.00 pattern. t
Now Foulo Plaids, In Pastel colorings, $L00, $1.50 yard.
Black Peau de Sole is in high favor now. A special purchase en
ables us to offer a quality of Black Peau de Sole, at $1.25 yard, that is
so superior to prevailing qualities offered at that price that it constitutes
this offering as one of exceptional attraction.
"Wo show an enormous variety of color combinations and designs in
Anderson's Liberty Twill Foulards
At $1.00 Yard
With another assortment of Pulley Belts and Pulley Collars.
The Upholstery and Curtain Department
Has been enlarged to twice Its former size. "We offer as an inaugural
m 200 pieces of finest imported Swiss Sash Curtaining in dots, wreaths, fieur-
de-lls. floral and geometrical desiens. at special nrlces for three davs.
Free front adulteration,
d torts, crndc spirits and
other harmful ingredi
ents. Absolutely pure.
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We're ready to deliver it at any time now. It's here awaiting your approval. It's here in
"Quality" the best this or any other establishment has ever shown in Portland. We make no
exceptions. The early days of March bid you prepare for the coming season. We have antici
pated your wants and made preparations in our clothing department on a scale such as we
never attempted before. We have secured the greatest line of high-class, ready-to-wear cloth
ing made in this country that of the celebrated wholesale tailors,
THE STEIN-BLOCH CO., jUas
This, with the renowned ALFRED BENJAMIN & CO.'s artistic tailoring, and FECHHEIMER,
FISHEL & CO.'S fine garments, gives the "Moyer" the three greatest lines in America. There's
no question about the elegance of these goods. We want you to compare them with some
hat claim to be "just as good" style for style, cloth for cloth, making for making, price for
price. Look into the details and you'll buy "Moyer" clothes with a new confidence. You know
our reputation for backing up what we put in print.
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AT LOW PRICES
BANK AND OFFICE RAILING
Wire and Iron Fencing
For public buildings, residences, cemetery lots, etc
All kinds of wire works.
PORTLAND WIRE & IRON WORKS
7th and Alder Streets
Sole distributor for Oregon.
Owners and controllers.
Springtime in 1his department has been cared for with more than usual consideration. Old lines
have been culled out and bright new ones have taken their place, until the department is aglow with all
that's good, dependable and stylish. Exclusive Eastern novelties in
VESTEE SUITS WITH FANCY VESTS
DOUBLE-BREAST SUITS THREE-PIECE
For which we are Portland distributors. This celebrated clothing for boys has made a reputation on its
own merits. It's correct in style and thoroughly well made. Such advantages as double-sewed seams,
hold-fast buttons, double seats and knees, and other vital' points of wear have brought "Crescent" clothes
to the front. Every "Crescent" suit is guaranteed. If this clothing was not so much better than the ordi
nary boys' clothing, we could not say satisfaction or your money back.
WHEN YOU SEE IT IN OUR AD IT'S SO
's Lace Shoes
Ten styles of Men's fine laco
Shoes, hand-sewed, in box
calf, vlci kid; tan Russia, Jo 1A
etc; all new and all regu- jNj.ZlJ
lar H shoes; per pair Yw,"w
Six styles of Men's hand
sewed lace Shoes, black and
tan, London, opera and 6 O Of
Chesterfield toes; regular ?5 J),J-OD
lines; per pair fwv
Men's plain and square toe
Shoes, lace and Congress;
6lzcs 5 to 7. widths A, B C4 J SZ.
and C; regular price 55; a J), O
250 pairs of Ladles fine laco
Shoes, coin and Regent
toes, black and tan; kid
and vesting tops: sizes 2 " 1C
to GVi; regular $3 to H J)Z.ID
shoes; a pair
Life of Lincoln. By Tarbell....$5.00 53.95
Parson Kelly. By Mason and
Lang $1.50 51.15
Red Pottage.. Mary Cholmon-
dcJey 51.50 51.15
Via Crucls. By Marlon Craw
ford 51.50 51.15
PI0- 22c each
Becky Sharp, w -wmv..
The Popular Favorites at
Our Book Counter
FABLES IN SLANG,
WILD ANIMALS I HAVE KNOWN,
LETTERS OPR.L STEVENSON.
WHEN KNIGHTHOOD WAS IN
THE COURT OF BOYVILLE.
THE BLACK WOLF'S BREED,
PRISONERS OF HOPE,
GENTLEMAN FROM INDIANA.
Four-quart Scotch Granite 04..
Milk Pans, each AC
Hunter's Flour Sifters, JO-
Two and a half-quart Nick- A A-
eled Coffee Pots, each 4C
Decorated Cuspidors, ft-
each , y
C $ c
St FRKNK COMPHNY
New Goods in Our
Fine Tan Covert, silk lined fl s c f
Fine Tan Cloth, silk lined, d r
pearl buttons blUDU
Extra quality Tan Mixed tf A rr
Homespun Suits in black. tfr r t
blue, brown or gray blZ.DJ
Suits of Brown Mixed Diago
nal, Cheviot, brown lnvis- Jcr rr
iblo plaid and ligbt gray AlS.lil)
covert; each ysss
Ladles' Suits, excluslvo nov-(T r A ft
eltles; up to J 50.00
New lines of Ladles' Skirts, pleated
backs, appllqued pleats and pleated flar
ing flounces. New lines of Plaid Golf and
Latest patterns In the following lines:
Point d' Arabic
Point de Calais
Newest arid most artistic effects In fancy
Draperies, made to order on brief notice.
Samples and estimates promptly fur
nished. New Silks
We are showing new patterns In Foul
ards, and also a fine line of Plisses.
Full lines of Homespuns and the latest
plaid effects may now be found at our
Dress Goods counter.
Advance Summer Goods
Now Zephyrs, in satin stripes r
and plaids; per yard DvC
Swiss Muslins, dotted white 4 gr
ground, with striped and l jr
floral effects; per yard r
Cotton Grenadines, in black, Jr
blue, green or old rose; per 22, DC
Half-Wool Challles. 1
per yard 03C
All-Wool Challles; per yard, ; AA
50c, eOc, 5c and CpI.UU
And the Celebrated
Third and Oak Streets
Ladles' Hemstitched and Em
broidered Lawn Handker
Cambric and Nainsook, 3 to
6-Inch widths; per yard
Black Liberty Silk, with accordion-pleated
Ladles' Ribbed Cotton Vests, o
high neck and long sleeves; IOC
Pants to match
Just Received In
Fancy Goods Dept.
We have Just received several new
models In the celebrated
The only genuine imported French Cor
set on the American market, and also the
Rejane Ribbon Corset
The latest novelty to which we take
pleasure in calling the attention of the
ladles of this city.
We have Just placed in stock new lines
of Ladles Neckwear, which w'll be found
especially attractive. The Knes include
Ties, Jabots. Fichus, Bobs. Stock Collars
and Ruffs, together with Pulley Collars,
and an extenslvo variety of Ruchlngs.
At our Hosiery counter, you will find
Ladles' Hoso In plain and fancy colorings
and In all the latest shades and combina
tions. In Hslo and silk laco effects.
NEW Spring styles will be here about
tho middle of the week.
Among the Belts we are now showing
the most popular are Pulley Belts. Bog
Collar Belts. Ribbon Belts and Carved
Leather Belts, in all of which there are
a variety of styles.
THE MOST STYLISH CREATION
Are to be found at our store. We
carry the finest assortment of
IN THE WEST.
A real stylish outer garment does more for a woman's
appearance than any other single thing. .
We are always willing to show goods.
Don't fail to see our window display.
Special sale this week on Furs, Boas.
THE SILVERFIELD FIR MANUFACTURING CO.
LEASING FURRIERS OF THE WEST.
283-285 Morrison Street, Portland, Oregon
HIGHEST PRICES PAID FOR RAW FURS
Fuller's Pure Prepared Paint
Is especially adapted to the require
ments of this climate, and will out
wear all others. For sale by
i Willamette Iron k Steel Works
0 JAMES LOTAN, Manager, PORTLAND, OREGON
IRONFOUNDERS, MACHINISTS, BOILERMAKERS AND I
0 Designers and builders of Marine Engines and Boilers, Mining and
? Dredging Machinery and General Mill and Iron Work, Fire Hydrants,
o Pulleys, Shafting, etc. Correspondence solicited. Q
Library Association oF
24,000 volumes and over 200 periodicals
$5.00 a year or $1.50 a quarter
Two books" allowed on ail subscriptions
ROURS From 9:00 A. M. to 9:00 P. M. dally, except 5undays and holiday
The Stetson Hat
Wo have Just received a. line of the most
popular shapes In the celebrated Stetson
Hat, and are also showing the newest
styles in both soft and stiff Hats In black
and all the latest shades.
"We. have Just received a fine assortment
of Men's and Boys' Caps, In plain colors
and In nobby checks and plaids.
We aro now showing excellent values In
Men's Suits. Among the latest attractions
are Men's Ail-Wool Tweed Suits, very
and $14-50 a suit
Jiun a CAna rule )vuuicu iuiu Aivn-
lng finer m make, material, fit or finish
v.u uu nau. t
.50 to $24 a suit
The "Bradford," sweltest Topcoat In tho
Special Sale of
Sizes 3 to 10 years,
t Blue and
Same as above In Natural g
and Striped Crash, a suit.. O ZVt
Same In Madras Cheviot or
Crash Combination; a suit
We are now showing complete lines of
Eoys Waists In white and colored mate
rials, all good values.
Carriages and Go-Carts
Are the best made, and we invite your
attention to our stock.
& OSL COMPANY
and Alder StrecU.
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