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THE SUNDAY OREGONIAN, PORTLAND, MARCH 11, 1900.
FAVOR AMERICAN SHIPS
BRITISH VESSELS CUT OUT OF CAPE
Actioa of Treasury Department 'Will
Cancel Maay Contracts Made
"With Canadian Carriers.
PORT TOWNSEND, March 10. Advices
from Washington say that th Treasury
Department has taken a decided stand
relative to chipping American goods via
Canadian points into Alaska in British
vessels, and has instructed the Collector
of Customs to collect duty on all goods
arriving in Alaska, on British vessels, even
If they are accompanied with trport cer
tificates. Many shippers to Alaska obtain
export certificates and send their goods
to Vancouver, and other points, and
thence to Alaska in British vessels, there
by working an Injury to American vessels.
This order v.'ill practically debar British
vessels from entering the Nome trade in
freight-carrying business. It is said that
many American Arms have already con
tracted with British vessels for the deliv
ery of large consignments of merchandise
at Nome, but owing to the ruling of thfl
Treasury Department, these contracts will
have to be canceled.
DAWSOX MOVIXG TO NOME.
Six Expeditions Have Left for the
New District Already.
"WASHINGTON. March 10. Under date
of Dawson City. January 14, VJce-Consul
Morrison reports that 19 'expeditions have
3eft Dawson for Cope Nome since Decem
ber 6, and as soon as the weather moder
ates many more will -tart. The popula
tion of Dawson is 6000 less than last year.
Late news from Nome confirms the re
ports of the richness of the district and
announces new finds in the interior, but
lack of fuel prohibits these from being
worked in winter. Typhoid fever has
appeared with increasing mortality.
In Dawson the revenue from liquor per
mits for the year is placed at $100,000.
Saloon licenses are worth 52500 per an
num. Prices are still up. Profits on drugs
are placed at 300 per cent, groceries 203
per Cent, hardware 4Q0 per cent. Beer is
worth $100 a barrel and whisky 140 to ?S0
per gallon. Owing to the flooding of
mines the gold output may be kept down.
It 1$ estimated at between $25,000,000 and.
CHILD SERIOUSLY SCALDED.
Fell Into a. Tub of Hot "VVater She
VANCOUVER, TVash., March 10. The 3-year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Keever
fell into a tub of hot water this mornjng,
severely scalding it about the neck, arms
and body. The physician who attended
the child thinks It will ultimately recover,
but will probably be permanently disfig
ured. The child's parents are strangers In.
the city, having recently come here from
Woman Adjudged Insane.
Sheriff Marsh will leave tomorrow for
Stellaqoom, with Mrs. Martha Patterson,
who was today -adjudged insane. Mrs.
Patterson is well known in this city, of
.which rhe has been a lifelong resident.
The death of her husband, which occurred
at the asylum, at Stellacoom, about two
years ago, seemed to unbalance her mind,
and since that time her condition has
grown gradually worse.
Surrendered to United States.
John "Wood, alias Henry Moyalt, "who
was arrested here yesterday by Sheriff
Marsh, and City Marshal Nerton. on in
formation furnished by Seattle authori
ties, for land swindling, was taken Into
custody by Deputy United States Marshal
Stringer, who immediately left with his
prisoner for Seattle.
Liquor License Granted.
The County Commissioners held a spe
cial session today and granted a liquor
license to August "Webber, of "Washougal.
In the. case of the application of George
H. Eckard, a remonstrance was filed with
the Commissioners some time ago, bj
D. E. Lunsford and others, residing in the
neighborhood of Bckard's place, just east
of Vancouver Barracks. After listening to
the statements of several of the remon
strants and a number of witnesses in
Eqkardfc behalf, the. Commissioners grant
ed him a license.
BLEW DOWN LIGHT POLES.
Heavy "Wind Visits Baker City Xe-n-s
of the District.
BAKER CITY. March 9. Early this
morning one of the most violent wind
storms "ever experienced In this locality
swept over this city, doing, however, but
little damage. The wind blew in roaring
blasts from the south for nearly two
.hours, blowing down several electric poles.
Residences rocked on their foundations,
causing consternation among the inhab
itants until the wind ceased its frolics.
Improvements In Progress.
Several handsome residences, will be
erected in this city at an early date, the
plans for which are now in the hands of
the architects. The buildings will be of
brick, and of the latest style of architect
ure. A number of small cottages are also
under cqurse of erection in different parts
of the city. The scarcity of building ma
terial alone w.111 prevent a phenomenal
record in building- in Baker City the com
County Recorder McCord today pur
chased what is known as the McCord cor
ner on Front street for JSOOO. The prop
erty is in the heart of the city, and is
considered a bargain. It was purchased
from the S. B. McCord estate.
Tho Arlington Hotel changed hands to
day. Tho new management will remodel
and improve the house preparatory to tho
Rains in Grant County.
The snow is rapidly disappearing on the
mountains in the Quartzburg mining dis
trict in Grant County, owing to the late
rains. As a consequence development
work is being rapidly pushed on many of
the mines in the district The rains, how
ever, have rendered almost impassable
the roads leading into the country, and
mining supply teams find much difficulty
In reaching tholr destinations.
Sumpter's Xevr Postmaster.
Frank G. Jewett has received notice of
his appointment as Postmaster of Sump
ter, vice Mr. Kahler, resigned.
1V03IAX CnOSE TO LEAVE TOIVX.
Rather Than Stand Prosecution, for
Larceliy of United States Mail.
OAKESDALE, Wash., March 10. Yes
terday Miss Catherine A. Helmer, a young
woman of this city, was given 24 hours to
leaye town or submit to arrest and pros
ecution on a charge of robbing the United
States. roallv Tho first vaternative 'was
accepted, and Miss Helmer is now on the
way to her former home in Oregon.
The story of Miss Helmer's downfall !s
a tragedy of unrequited love. Miss Hel
jner, who is SI years old, a refined and
cultured woman, of prepossessing appear
ance. Is a member of the United Brethren
Church, and the organist of the church
at Oakesdale. Among her warmest
friends during the past eight or nine years
was Mrs. LUHe Gllstrap, a younger wom
an, who separated at the marriage altar
from her husband, who is now in Eugene,
and Who is also a member of the United
About three years ago Charles Helmer,
a cousin of Miss Helmer, came to Oakes
dale, and engaged In business. He was
very friendly with his cousin, and fri
corted her constantly. Six months ago,
however, Charles Helmer, it was noticed,
was most frequently m the company of
Mrs. Gllstrap. Last week Helmer sold
out his business, and, without bidding his
fair cousin adieu, left Oakesdale for Spo
kane, Tuesday. Miss Helmer, going to
th postofflce, asked for the Helmer mall,
and also for Mrs. Gllstrap's letters, say
ing she would give them to her. There
was one letter to Mrs, Gllstrap, post
marked Spokane, and in Charles Helmer's
handwriting. This Miss Helmer opened
Later in the day Mrs. Gllstrap called
for the mall at the office, and received a
package containing Helmer's photograph.
She remarked to the delivery clerk. "There
should also be a letter," and he then told
her what Miss Helmer had done. Mrs.
Gllstray hunted Miss Helmer up and
charged her with the offense, which the
latter at first denied, but ?ater admitted,
and gave up tho. purloined letter. Mrs.
Gllstrap's father called the attention of
the church authorities to the trouble be
tween the. women, with the result noted.
TO BUILD A NEW SCHOOLHOUSE.
North. 'Yakima Considering: the Prop
osition of Issuing? Bonds.
. NORTH YAKIMA, Wash., March 10.
The School Board last night" decided to
submit to the voters of this district a
prpposltion to issue bonds to build the
new schoolhouse. The board lias already
been authorized to put up the building
and -contract Indebtedness therefor. It Is
going ahead with the preliminary work,
arranging for the site and for plans for
the house. The members of the board are
of the opinion, however, that It will be
cheaper to issue the bonds of the district,
and much more convenient, as the Issu
ance of warrants to the amount of $10,000
or 511,000 would make It difficult to keep
'the warrants for ordinary expenses after
wards worth a fair price. A special elec
tion will be held on the 24th ol March.
Assessor Robert Scott has selected the
following deputies to assist him in making
the 1900 assessment: Office men, Harry
Coonse and W. M. Hall; field men, Harry
Van Horn. Kennewlck; W. M. Scott. Kip
na; William F.nn, Prosser; Wallace
Goodsell, Sunnyslde; R. W. Scott, North
Yakima; J. N. Scott, Selah; Newt Wil
cox. Cowyche; D. J. Stephens, Ahtanum;
Joseph Parrott, Mount Adams d'etrlct.
Work on tho assessment has already com
menced, and will require about 60 dajs'
The attendance of the Methodist Church
has incicLd so rapidly since Rev. J. H.
Woods assumed the pastorate that the
building is not large enough to accommo
date the people. The board of trustees at
its last meeting decided to make addi
tions to the church which will cost about
The Council has taken up the matter pf
numbering the houses of North Yakima,
and plans are being considered. This is
considered a necessary step, as the busi
ness of the pestofflce is increasing so rap
Idly that free delivery of the mails will
be established in a short time. Postmaster
Sperry said today that he feels reasonably
certain that the business w'll be great
enough this year to secure free delivery.
TO WITHHOLD SCALP MONEY.
Benton County "Will Avralt Disposi
tion of Mnlrnomah County Case.
CORVALLIS, Or.. March 10. For the
present, Benton County will withhold pay
ment to the State Treasurer of the acalp
bounty tax. The tax was duly levied uj
the County Court, and taxpayers are now
paying it along with other taxes at the
Sheriff's office. At this week's session of
the court, howerer, there was presented a
petltipn, in, which taxpayers asked that
present payment of the tax to the State
Treasurer bo withheld. The petition was
predicated on the failure of Multnomah
County to levy the tax. and on a general
idea that tho law s unconstitutional. The
prayer of the petition was granted, and
the County Treasurer has been instructed
not to remit scalp bounty money to tho
Hilda Hobson Discharged.
Hilda Hobson was discharged at a pre
liminary examination in Justice Hojgate's
Court yesterday afternoon. The evidence
failed to show that there was any attempt
by the woman to make a theft of the horse
and buggy hired of Liveryman Elgin. She
merely drove the outfit to Harrisburg, and
there 16ft it In the livery stable, to be
recovered by the Corvallts liveryman in
his own way. After her discharge, a purse
of $5 c-r $7 was contributed by local sym
pathizers, and the woman was put in a
buggy and sent to Albany, whence she
averred she would go to Eugene.
JOY IX M'MINNVILLE,
Reception of the "Winner In the In
tercollegiate Oratorical Contest.
M'MINNVILLE, Or., March 10. The
town has been wild with joy today over
tbe victory of Mr. Thompson, McMinn
vllle College's contestant in the state In
tercollegiate oratorical contest. The band
and about 500 citizens were at the train
to greet the victor and the McMInnville
contingent. He was escorted through the
city through a driving rain. A reception
waa held for him tonight by the college
faculty and college delegates. On Monday
evening a public reception will be held.
W. Lair Thompson was born in Linn
County, near Albany, January 1, 1880. He
received his common-school education in
the Albany public schools, and then he
worked three years on tho Albany Herald
as compositor. Three years ago he en
tered McMInnville College in the classical
course, and therefore is in the sophomore
yea. He stands well in his classes, and
Is a ready and forcible debater. He Is the
son of Rev. Rufus Thompson, of Albany,
and a nephew of W. Lair Hill. Mr.
Thompson will represent Oregon In the
interstate contest, in which Oregon,
Washington and: Idaho will compete.
DISPOSES OF LARGE ESTATE.
Linn's "Wealthiest Woman Gave Es
tate to Her Brothers.
ALBANY, Or., March 10. The will of
the late Jane Kees, Linn County's wealth
iest woman, was filed for record today,
withW. H. Goltra as executor. She leavea
her farm of 382 acres to her nephew.
Charles H. Greer, and the remainder of
her estate, mostly In money, amounting
to nearly $100,000, to her brothers, William
and George Greer, and their 11 children,
share and chare alike. The heirs reside
near Walla Walla.
Cyrus Stewart, of Salem.
SALEM. March 10. Cyrus Stewart died
at his home In South Salem today of the
grip. Deceased was born on the Atlantic
Ocean while his parents were en route
from Scotland, 61 years ago. He has lived
in -Salem about feven years, and was a
cooper by occupation. He left a -wife and
one step-child. The funeral -will take place
tomorrow afternoon -under the auspices of
the Masonic fraternity, pf which order he
was a member.
Mrs. Richard Braync.
ASTORIA. March 10. Mrs. Richard
Brayne died today at her home on Young's
River, from the effects of a stroke of
paralysis. The deceased was 6S years of
age, and left a husband and one daugh
ter. Her funeral will be held on Monday,
with the interment in Greenwood ceme
tery. X. N. Smith, of Oalvville.
ALBANY, Or., March 10. I. N. Smith,
Sr., of Oakville. died yesterday afternoon
at the age of 90 years. .He came to Ore
gon from Iowa in 1S73. He left a wife and
several sons, among them Dr. Smith, of
Gets More Money Now.
WASHINGTON, March lO.-T. F. Hank,
of Pierce County, Washington, clerk in
the Indian office, has been promoted to re-
celve ?10W a year.
FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED
ATTORNEY'S OPINION ON
Ho Holds That a Second Company
Canaot Use the Tracks of the
City Attorney J. M. Long has given an
opinion in the matter of the proposed
Fifth-street franchise as to whether the
Council could grant to a second street
car company right of way over the fran
chise of another company previously
granted. He holds that the second com
pany cannot be given rights in the same
part of the street occupied by the first;
but If the Council desires. It can grant
a franchise alongside of the previous one,
if there Is sufficient room in the street.
As the first franchise occupies the center
.of tho street, and a double track on either
side would so obstruct vehicle traffic as
to make It almost if not entirely Imprac
tical, the opinion is rather against the
Portland Traction Company.
The question arises out of a request by
the Portland Traction Company for a
right of way over the First-street bridge
at Marquam Gulch, that South Portlanfi
may be reached In the Fifth-street exten
sion of the company's line. Before the
request was made, the Transcontinental
Company had secured a franchise over
the same bridge for tho Corbctt-street ex
tention into the Fulton district. This lat
ter franchise gave right of way over the
only three accessible bridges spanning
Marquam Gulch to .practically one com
pany, as the City & Suburban, through
franchise and leases, controlled all three.
The effort of the PorLand Traction Com
pany to secure the privilege of crossing
one of the bridges, not exclusively, but
co-ordinately with the other company,
caused the contest before the committee
on streets of the Council, to which tho
matter was referred.
The Portland .Traction Company may
find easier solution of the problem how
to reach South Portland, as at the last
meeting of the committee H. C. Campbell,
manager of the City & Suburban, stated
that the company's lease of the old Second-street
line would soon expire, and
tho Portland Traction Company might be
able to make arrangements with that
concern. Judge Northup, counsel for the
latter company, holds that a franchise is
for public convenience, and therefore Is
not exclusive where puollc convenience
Is to be subserved, and that the Council
may grant a franchise to a- second com
pany over that route used by another.
Action hr the committee has been await
ing the City Attorney's opinion. If some
agreement Is not reached in regard to
the Second-street line, a legal contest may
be one of the developments of tha future.
Mr. Long's opinion is as follows:
City Attorney's Opinion.
"Portland, March 10. J. A. Martin,
Chairman Street Committee. Sir: Your
honorable committee submitted to me a
draft of an ordinance In favor of the
Traction Company locating a street-car
line on First and other streets.
"This ordinance provides for the for
feiture of a franchise on First street In
favor of the Transcontinental Company,
under ordinance C017. Since this question
was submitted to me, Mr. Fuller, of the
Traction Company, has stated that they
do npt now ask for the forfeiture of the
franchise of the Transcontinental Com
pany. "The ordinance of the Transcontinental
Company and also the proposed ordinance
both provide for the location of a line as
near the center of tht street as practi
cable, and each makes provision for the
time of running the cars.
"I understand that the question submit
ted to me Is the question of the power
of the Council to pass an ordinance au
thorizing a car Une to be located on the
samo route now occupied by another line,
An ordinance authorizing a railway to oc
cupy a street Is a license until It Is ac
cepted by the company and the line lo
cated; it then becomes a grant and right;
that is, the ties and rails In the street
are of no greater force than the right to
operate cars, because tho object of the
grant is to facilitate public travel by tho
operation of cars; therefore, the tracks
In the street become but. a part of the
mechanical device used m the operation
"At the time of the passage of ordinance
C017, In favor of the Transcontinental Com
pany, the charter authorized tho Common
Council to regulate the" use of streets,
roads, highways and public places for the
foot passengers, animals, vehicles, cars,
street railways and locomotives (sub. 2S,
page W, laws of 18S5); to build, construct
and erect landings at the foot of streets
terminating at the Willamette River; to
permit, allow and regulate the laying
down of tracks for street-cars and other
railroads upon such street or streets as
the Council may designate. (Sub. 22, page
4(0. laws of 1SS9.)
"The charter of 1893 and the charter of
1S9S both provide that all existing ordi
nances of the City of Portland, as now
Incorporated shall continue In force, unless
Inconsistent with the charters of 1E93 and
189S, respectively, and the charters of 1893
and 1S9S both authorized the laying down
of street-car lines In the streets, and are
similar In phraseology to the charter In
force In 1SS9.
"Ordinance 0017, In favor of the Trans
continental Company, provided for a
double or single track laid In the center
of the street, for the erection of poles and
wires, provides for the running time and
also provides that It shall be unlawful
for any person or persons to obstruct the
railway or railways during the construc
tion or operation of the 'same. Section
7 provides for the penalty In case of fail
ure to operate the road. Rates of fare
are lixed and a license to be paid for the
cars it provided for.
"Subdivision 18, of tho bill of rights, of
tho constitution of our state, provides
that private property shall not be taken
for public use nor the particular service
of any man be demanded without just
compensation, nor, except in case of the
state, without said compensation first as
sessed and tendered. Subdivision 20 pro
vides that no laws shall bo passed grant
ing to any citizen, or class of, privileges
or immunities which upon the same terms
shall not equally apply to all citizens.
Subdivision 21 provides taat no ex-post-facto
law, or law Imparlng the obligation
of contracts shall ever be passed.
"The authorities all agree that street
railways Is a public use, for which char
ters may bo granted to lay down lines
and operate cars thereon, and that the
only ground upon which street-car com
panies can be deprived of their right to
operate lines upon a street would be that
the use of the street for street railway
purposes materially impaired Its useful
ness as a public highway, and the result
of holding that It so Impaired Its use would
be to remove all street-care from the
streets; and I do not understand that such
a condition exists.
"The authorities also hold that tho fran
chise, when accepted and thetroad con
structed and put In operation, becomes
a grant of a right, only revocable when
the operation of cars destroys Its useful
ness as a public street; but .not for the
reason that another company might want
to uso the street or that the Common
Council might think another company
would be more satisfactory or better terms
and conditions could be secured from
them. Therefore, the very fact that they
aro seeking to havo another franchise
upon the street admits that It does not
impair Its usefulness for streets pur
poses. "In some states the constitution or stat
utes providing for the formation of pri
vate corporations for the purpose of op
erating railways, and in some cities the
franchises that are granted to these cor
porations to occupy streets, preserve the
right in the state or tne municipal au
thorities lo modify pr change the terms
of the grant. Uqdcr suqh a state law or
under such a condition inva franchise f
granted to a street railway company the
municipal authorities would undoubtedly
have the right to authorize more than one
street-car company to occupy the same
space and all of the authorities agree that
In the absence of specific authority that
a franchise to occupy astreet Is not ex
clusive as to the street, and that the
Council have power to authorize a second
company to lay down Us tracks on the
street, providing they do not occupy the
space used by the company making the
prior location In operating its cars, for no
one has a right to complain that the
streets "are used in a peculiar manner,
even if it causes Inconvenience, so long
as he himself is allowed tho use of the
street In his .peculiar mode.
"I therefore, am of the opinion that the
company which secures the first grant
and actually occupies the street Is author
ized to use that portion occupied by it,
and its right is paramount and exclusive
In the absence of statutory or franchise
"This proposition Is supported by an
overwhelming weight of authority, and If
you deem It advisable you have the au
thority to grant to the second company
tho right to occupy that portion of the
streets not occupied by the first company.
"The rules that I have laid down apply
to the Common Council In granting the
franchise, and the railway company's
rights thereunder; but this opinion does
not cover tho question of rights of adja
cent property-owners or the public to
require street-cars to be operated, or Ho
interference with access to the property
resulting from such operation, ror I do
not understand that that question Is be
TO COME BEFORE THE PUBLIC
Multnomah Republican Bar Will
Hold Meeting Tomorrow Night.
The Multnomah Republican Bar will
place Itself before the public on Monday
evening, when a meeting will be held in
the United States Courtroom at S o'clock.
All members of the bar are expected to be
present, and other persons interested in
the welfare of such an organization are
Invited to attend. The following lawyers
are reported to have consented to address
the meeting: George H. Williams, L. B.
Cox. Alfred F. Sears, jr., L. R. Web
ster. Henry St. Rayner, Richard Williams,
J. W. Whalley, T. N. Strong. John F. Lo
gan, Dan J. Malarkey, Henry E. McGinn.
The declaration of principles will be
vigorously and earnestly discussed.
j.'hose who have thus far signed the
membership roll of the organization are:
George H. Williams. Frank F. Freeman.
Peter H. Ward. j. c Veazie.
John H. Woodward. 8ol Bloom.
XV. M. Gregory. Charle3 M. Morgan.
Lionel R. ebster. H. J. Scfculdermun.
it. hi. Moodv.
W. E. Parker. 1r.
John H. Mitchell.
XV. M. Cake.
Henry St. Rayner,
F. P. Mays.
Charles H. Carey.
H. K. Sargent.
John L. McGinn.
F. L. Keenan.
E. B. Coovert.
G. XV. Stapleton.
Robert G. Morrow.
E. B. Watson. y
J. E. Magers.
C. W. Miller.
S. H. Gruber.
A. L. Veazie.
R. W. Wilbur.
A. T. Lewis.
C. H. Meussdorffer, j
James N. Davis.
Joseph A. Boyce.
George H. Shinn.
XV. a Bristol.
J. F. Boothe.
J. F. Logan.
Chester V. Dolph.
B. B. Beekman.
H. G. Piatt.
H. C. Robertson.
R. T. Piatt.
George H. Durham. A. H." Tanner.
R. L. GUsan. C. Henry Labbe.
G. G. Gammans, F. R. Strong.
J. H. Mlddleton. Milton XV. Smith.
J. N. Bell. John T. McKee.
W. L. Boise. Ed W. Bingham.
George J. Cameron. John K. Kollpck.
A. W. Johnston. F. D. Chamberlain.
iiuuii v. -n.jj.ijji; Willie. j. u. Aimer.
C. A- Moore
J. XV. Whalley.
G. C. Moser.
A. J. Vantlne.
William T. Mulr.
R. A. Letter,
J. C. Moreland.
Henry E. McGinn.
Ellis G. Hughes.
XV. M. Davis.
Dan J. Malarkey.
G. B. Cellars.
A. Walter Wolf.
Thad S. Potter.
Frederick M.- Mulkey
Frank J. Raley.
R, C. Wright.
P. L. Willis.
Guy G. WTil!!s.
L. H. Tarpley.
William XV. Banks.
Arthur C. Spencer.
George XV. Joseph.
H. M. Tomllnson.
Robert F. Bell.
George L. Shepard.
E. E. Merges.
H. Y. Frcedman.
L. A. McNary.
Edward T. Taggart. J. R.Stoddard".
J. J. pMtrirpraM
S. O. Snenrpr.
Lou A. Harlow.
J. J. Johnson.
B. M. Lombard
H. H. Emmons.
John R. Oatman.
B. B. Williams.
W. A. Cleland.
Robert W. Galloway.
J. W. McGowan, of Astoria, is at the
W. H. Smith, of Tacoma, is registered
at the Perkins.
A. Chrlstensen, of Seattle, Is registered
at the Perkins.
E. M. Crolsan, of Salem, is registered at
the St. Charles.
H. S. McGowan, of Astoria, Is registered
at the Imperial.
William PIgott, of Seattle, Is registered
at tho Portland.
W. H. Godfrey, of Rossland, B. C, Is
at tho Imperial.
C. A. Andrews, of St. Louis, is registered
at the St. Charles.
H. McLean, of Vancouver, B. C, Is reg
istered at the Portland.
L. A. Conn, of Fort Stevens, Is regis
tered at tho Imperial.
C. W. E. Scott, of San Francisco, is
registered at the Portland.
State Senator John D. Daly, of Corval
11s, is registered at the Imperial.
G. P. Howell, a stockman of The Dalles,
is registered at the St. Charles.
H. H. Emerson and E. J. Dunbar, sheep
buyers, from Montana, are at the Per
kins. Louis Rosenblatt has returned from a
business trip to the large Eastern cities.
Wrhlle he retains pleasant remembrances
of the business activity and life seen
everywhere In New York, he is glad to
be home once more and able to enjoy
the balmy air for which Portland is
WASHINGTON. March 10. A. B. Camp
bell and Robert E. Straham, of Spokane,
are at the Shoreham.
'Briton and Boer.
CLEVELAND. O.. March C (To -the
Editor.) The Oregonian has printed the
fairest and ablest editorials I have read
during the South African War, and given
place to the persons who favor either
side. It rills me with surprise that per
sons who hate war should shout for the
Boer. It Is clear that for ycara the Boer
The uso of "Seventy-seven" like a
wpather-strlp, shuts out the March winds;
protects you from Grip, Colds and Pneu
monia; restores the checked circulation
(Indicated by a chill or shiver), starts the
blood coursing through the veins and so
"breaks up" a Cold.
Edition de Luxe.
If in response to your request you re
ceive Dr. Humphreys' Manual with paper
cover, don't be disappointed, the Edition
do Luxe will follow as soon as a new lot
are bound. Chapter on the Diseases of
Humphrey' Homeopathic Medicine Co., Cor.
William & John Sts.. X. T.
W1' vPfeK - VIA, i IhSEmmBkaxK
Tills striking photograph represents the three-year-old son of Mrs. Jess.
Potter of 394 South First Street, Brooklyn, IN". Y., who saya, under date of
Sept. 23, 1S09, regarding hi3 cure of a disfiguring face humor: ilybaby'3
face was covered with ringworms. We could not lay a pin between the
sores on his face and neck, and he was a sight to look at. Two doctors
attended him for three weeks, without success, when I heard of Cuticura.
I got a box of Cuticura Soap, and a box cf Cuticura Ointment. I only
applied them tfirec day, when I could see his face w.i3 better, and in four
weeks he was cured. His face is as clear aa a bell, and not a mark on it.
In all the world there Is no treatment so pure, so sweet, eo economical, so speedily effec
tive for dlstrceelng efcln and scalp humors of Infants Bnd children as Ccticcka. A warm
bath with Cuticcka Soap, ami a single anointing with Ccticuka Ointment, purest of
emollient eiln cures, followed when necessary by a mild dose of CUTicuitA Eesolvtxt,
will afford instant relief, permit rcstnnd elecp to both parent and child, and point to a
speedy, permanent, and economical cure when nil else fails. Sojd throughout the world.
Price, THE SET, SI. 25 ; or. Ctrncmu. Soap, 25c., Concim v Onn-MCXT, 50c . Cctjcoth
Kesoiaxnt Mc Potter Dauo asd Crnnf. Coep., Sole Props., Boston. "Ilovr to Cure
Baty Humors," free.
h'as been girding for blood-shedding, stir
ring other states, employing French and
German officers, enlisting Irishmen and
Europeans In great numbers, spending
millions on the latest style of ammunition
and guns while the English were using
arguments. The Boers closed the door
of peace with a bang, then rushed t6 arms
when the Briton was not ready. Why
should Americans go wild over the nar
rowest patriarchal despotism that ever
the sun shone on? Why should we hurrah
for slavcstealers? Why weep over cruel
slavemasters. who make the bloody whip
crash on human beings? Why cheer lasy
men, who send their women in droves to
work the fields a3 redskins do their
squaws? Why should the Irishman be
pro-Boer? His priest and Church could
not stand a day where the bigoted Boer
holds sway. Why the French or Germa'ir
Cathollc? The air of the Transvaal he
could not breathe; It Is the foe of his lib
erty. Why should the free voter? He
could not. In 10 years, use a ballot In the
Transvaal. Why should Christians? Read
Livingstone's "Africa." and get the etory
of deadly hate and opposition of the Boer
slavewhlppers. Why should honest men?
The Boer taxed the Uitlanders out of all
their property .to get guns to fight the
Briton. Why should a humane man? The
heathen Bcchuana tribe reproach them as
being more cruel than the cruel Kaffir
Kings. Why should any civilized man?
Aro they civilized? "What sort of civili
zation that Americans should make a
spread-eagle speech over? You say. "He
Is brave." He is in cover; so were the
Modocs in the lava beds. With French
and German officers, the best guns and on
their own land, wltn.a, long start, have not
yet .captured a fortification, apd shown"
no such brave stuff as met our soldiers un
der Lee and Stonewall Jackson. The
ONLY A SUGGESTION.
But It Has Proven of Interest and
Vnlne to Thousands.
Common sense would suggest that if one
wishes to "become fleshy and plump It can
only result from tho food we eat and di
gest and that food should be albuminous
or flesh-forming food, like eggs, beefsteak
and cereals; In other words, the kinds of
food that make flesh are the foods which
form the greater part of our dally bills of
But the trouble Is that while we eat
enough and generally too much, the stom
ach, from abuse and overwork, docs not
properly digest and assimilate It, which Is
the reason so many people remain thin
and under weight,; the digestive organs do
not completely digest the flesh-forming
beefsteak and eggs and similar wholesome
There are thousands of such who are
Tcally confirmed dyspeptics, although they
may have no particular pain or inconve
nience from their stomachs.
If such persons would lay their preju
dices aside and make a regular practice of
taking, after each meal, one or two of
Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets, the food would
be quickly and thoroughly digested, be
cause these tablets contain the natural
peptones and diastase which every weak
stomach lacks, and by supplying th's
want tho stomach is soon enabled to re
gain Its natural tone and vigor.
Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets digest every
form of flesh-forming food, meat, eggs,
broad and potatoes, and this is the reason
they so quickly build up, strengthen and
Invigorate thin, dyspeptic men, women and
Invalids and children, even the most deli
cate, use them with marked benefit as
they contain no strong, Irritating drugs, no
cathartic nor any harmful Ingredient.
Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets la the most
successful and most widely known of any
remedy for stomach troubles becauso it Is
the most reasonable and scientific of mod
Stuart's Djepepsla Tablets are sold by
every druggict In the United States and
Canada as well as In Great Britain, at SO
cents for complete treatment.
Nothing further Is required to cure any
stoniach trouble or to make thin, nerv
ous, dyspeptic people strong, plump and
1 Cure Colds . I
by keeping- your bowels open. CASCARETS "will do it without S
2 grip or gripe and drive the cold right out of you. Just as soon g
; as you "feel like taking- cold" take a CASCARBT there is 5
"i NOTHrNG SO GOOD. ft
ffi A svreet bit of candy medicine, purely vegetable, absolutely
g harmless, never grip nor gripe. A sale of over 5,000,000 boxes
gi a year 10c, 25c, 50c proves their great merit. Be sure you
5 get CASCARETS, the onlj- original, genuine Candy Cathartic,
I Best for the Bowels
lyrics of feeble poets, the gush of Bourke
Cockrans, tho burning of Consulate,
the German cartoonists, the whimperings
of silly Macrums will not avail or avert
the doom of the Modoc chief and "Naldo,"
JAMES .H- HOLLINGSHEAD.
" Happy, TUoiklt.
New York Weekly.
Hostess Play your favorite.
Miss De Thumpp Every, piece I know Is
Hostess Then er play something else.
Delicacy of Flavor.
Superiority in Quality.
Grateful and Comforting
to the Nervous or Dyspeptic.
Nutritive Qualities Unrivalled.
Your Grocer and Storekeeper Sell It.
(n Half-Pound Tins oa'.y.
Prcpercd by JAMES EPP3 & CO., ML
KcEoeopathic Ctoilsts. LoaJia,
Pacific Coast Agents. SforwsjJ & SJierwoj
DAIIiY METEOROLOGICAL ItEl'ORT.
PORTLAND. March 10. 8 P. M. Maximum
temperature. C3; minimum, temperature, 54;
river reading at 11 A. 31.. 9.S feet; char.se In
the lant 21 hours, 0.3 foot: total precipitation.
S P. M. to-S P. M.. 0.03 inch; total precipitation
from Sept. 1. 1809. 20 02 Inches; normal precipi
tation from Sept. 1. 1899, 34.S2 Inches; (Ten
dency. 5 SO Inches; toUl sunshine March 9,
5:11; possible sunshine March 9. 11:34.
Tho storm area that was over British Colum
bia, Friday nl?ht has moved eastward as far
as Manltotii. and another one "haa appeared
In about the same position, which haa
caused hlsh southeast winds In JNorthern
Oregon and rain In the Sound, Straits and
cqast region. The temperature Is quite high for
the season throughout thv Paclnc States, being
deddrfly so over Northern California. South
ern Oregon and Southern Idaho. V.t Boise the
'temperature .was ip deg., at Bed Bluff Ti dcg.
and a Walla. "Walla C2 deg.
Forecasts made at Portland for the 28 hours
ending at midnight Sunday, March 11: -
Northwest Oregon and V.'cutern "Waehlngton
Occasional rain; fair In afternoon, southerly
Southern Oregon Fair; southwest winds.
Eastern; Oregon and Southern Idaho Fair;
cooler: southerly winds.
Eastorn "Washington and Northern Idaho Oc
casional rain; cooler; southerly winds.
Portland and vicinity Occcelonal rain; fair
In afternoon: southerly winds.
G. N. SALISBURY. Section Director.
For cale; flrrt-claas location.
S. E. cor. Third and-Oak. sts.
Apply room 0.
BY X C CURRIE
Fcr full rart:ru,arc of my regular weekly
eale on TMICSDAY NEXT. MARCH 15. and
ether dates fcr thla n.ct th. watch this space In
"Wednesday mpr-.Ing'e paper.
I AM oOLE PROPRIETOR OF THE NEW
AUCTION ROOM. Lfo FIRST ST., CORNER
OF MADISON. My full name la
JOHN OM?r:ELL. CURRIE. Auctioneer.
Cf PS S C0CQ!
Highest market price paid for municipal and
rchool bonds. Lowest rates on mortgage leans.
WUJ take charge cf toiatea as agent or trustca
on reasonable terms. '
V. H. FEAR. 41G Chamber cj Commerce.
BY J. T. WILS
At the Lyle JHou:e. No. 20U ThircJ St,
corner Taylor, on Monday, -
March 12th. at 10.A. M.
I will pell the almcst-new furniture cf this 10
rccm hoirt, comprising: FOUR COMPLETE
BEDROOM SUITS, walnut, oak and ash; 4 oak
bedsteads, full size; FOUR SEPARATE
DRESSERS and commodes: springs and mat
tresiea: pillows: blankets: quilts; tableware;
ABOUT 400 YARDS CARPET, nearly new, loo
of which la Smith's Beat; 50 yards Moquette
and about 100 yard3 carpet on landimr and
atalra; 60 yards linoleum; LARGE OAK HALU
TREE, with plate mirror; eeavy oak and other
rockers; couches; upholstered furniture; lace
curtains: shades and poles: portieres: rugs;
canc-fcat chairs: stands; lamps; base burner
and other heaters; VICTOR COOK STOVE,
new; extension table; kitchen table, and all
other furniture which 19 found in a well-appointed
SALE ON MONDAY NEXT. AT 10 A. M.
J. T. "WILSON. Auctioneer.
AT 25 NORTH FIFTH. COR. BURNSIDE. ON
TUESDAY". MARCH 13. AT 10 A. M.. of 8
room house, comprising: Five- bedroom suits;
sptinga and mattresses: pillows; comforters:
eneats; lounge: aUwt 200 jards carpet:' chairs
and rockers; cboK range: "utensils and dteheu.
J. T. "WILSON, Autloner.
At Salesrooms. 182 First Street, ea
Wednesday, 31arcli 14, at lO A. M
1 will sell a fin? lot of household furniture and
UPRIGHT PIANO. In ebony case. etc.. com
prising: Mam'vo. highly finished OAK SIDE
BOARD, with plate drawers and swell front;
OAK EXTENSION TABLE (10-fcbt): fine, oak
HALL TREE: i can-oeat chairs (round back):
CARVING CHAIR; G oak hfeh-back .chairs; bd
lounges; oil painting and engrainga; hanging
lamps; 2 round cant tables tereen cloth): 2 ex
tension tables; C-foot dfBce tab'c (leather cover):
mirror (4 f: a in.); uynstered settee and
sofa; can-scat chairs and ro-'Kers; good baby
buggy, rubber tires, cost $22; high-finished oak
bedroom, suit; hardwood bedroom suits: oak
and other bedsteads; separate dressers; Matus
ka folding bed; 2 Iron beds (one full, one );
springs and mattreeses: COOK RANGE, suit
able for restaurant (4 ft. 6 In. by 3 ft), and
30-gallon copper tank; MAJESTIC COOK
RANGE: other ccck stores; kitchen table;
kitchen treasure, etc
Also 3 brasa combination CHANDELIER
(electric and sas). 0 feet lcngi sorrel MARE.
8 years-, nearly 1000 rounds: 2 fox 'terriers' (flna
breed). j. t. WILSON, Auctioneer.
At 307" Hall Street, Between Fifth and
Sixth, at 10 A. M., on Thuxa-.
day, March 15.
Having ben favored by the owner with ln
jstructlcr.0 to toll, I Mil offer at auction-
ONE MASSIVE IMPORTED FRENCH 'WAL
NUT BEDROOM SUIT or 3 pfec, bedstead
and bureau being -adorneC with columns, the
third piece being a combination mirror und
lady's desk, with SECRET DRAWER, cost
$1250. This suit Is unique and unmatched in
the state or on this coast.
A very heavy OAK SIDEBOARD.w 1th French
plate bevel mirror; combination oak writing
desk; 6 high-back chairs; fine brats parlor
lamp: walnut hall tree; 2 upholstered rockers;
2 leather-seat chairs: FINE PLATE. MIRROR,
with genuine BLACK MAHOGANY FRAME;
onyx 'tables; upholpterert settee: heavy AX
MINSTER and wool carpets: hanging lamps;
hall lamps: 4-l!ght chandelier; oak rockers:
center tables: china clonit; art square; HEAVY
"WALNUT "WARDROBE, with plate - mirror
front (10 ft. high): iron bedstead, with brass
railing; ash bedsteadw; heater: cook stoe;
kitchen treasure and kitchen safe, etc
Sale at 10 A. M. prompt next Thursday.
House open on day prior to sale for inspec
tion. J. T. "WILSON, Auctioneer.
At Salesrooms, 1S2 First Street, on
Friday, March 1G, at 10 A. 31.,
Comprieing the following groceries and fixtures:
ONE "WALL CASE, with clasw elide doors and
cupboard below (0 ft. long and 7 ft. tf In. high);
email wall care; one lo-foot COUNTER, sino
lined, with cas-a drawer; Dajton COMPUTING
SCALES: 2. Fairbanks' scales and scoop; Fair
banks' meat jsealco: ball scales and candy
ecales; CASH REGISTER. 2 oak SHOWCASES;
oil tank: 12-tuOt "Swr.irg; GROCERIES? 50
BARRELS OF EASTERN OREGON HARD
"WHEAT FLOUR; 12 boxes baking powder; 2
barrelii vlnejar; one barrel syrup; teas; Map,
canned tcmatoc: washing' jiowders. etc.
The scales and other fixtures will be cold at
10 o'clock. J. T. V.'lLSON. Auctioneer.
Auction & Commission Company
S. L. N. GILMAN, Auctioneer
Both phonea. Advances.
Attractlc auction ealc of handsome furni
ture and fittings of residence. "We are Instruct
ed by Mr. B. S. Pague (U. fa. "Weather Bureau),
now in Chicago, to dispose of by public auction
On Tuaday Next, March 13
At 4H Washington Street
At 10 A. H.
Tho entire furniture and household effects of
hla residence, remoed from Piedmont for con
venince of sale. Including:
Handsome large rugs (elvet and Axmlnster);
carpeta; ,ery handsome quartered-oak china
cloaet. of latest design; solid oak bookcase, ol
fine des.gn. with plate- mirror top and heavy
glass doors; handsome edd r-ce of parlor fur
niture; corner chairs; Wakefield reception
chairs; coras; large mirror. In Tretty frame;
costly conch draperies; chiffoniers: oak arm
chairs; ohjlr3, finely upholstered In spun sl.k;
Roman seat; handiome oak sideboard, latest
design; lace curtains: chenille and Bagdad
draperlen: handsome pictured; wardrobe: oolld
oak extension table, with box-seat diners, in
oak. n suite; pier mirror; brass bedsteads,
with springs and curled-hair mattresses; bol
sters; leather pillows and other bedding; pretty
white maple dressing care, with plate glass of
unique design: white- maple rockers; odd chalra
and stands; fine oak suits, complete; window
ahade. and poles; pictures and easels; child's
Also a fin lot of palms and plants: docks:
flower stand: Royal Michigan range, with top
oen; any amount of useful articles cf .house
keeping: garden tools, etc.
"We invite the attention of buyers of first
class furniture to thl ale. TUESDAY NEXT,
AT 10 A. M at 411 "Washington sU
S. L. N. GILMAN, Auctioneer.
S. L N. GILMAN, Auctioneer
Peremptory and attractiie auction sale of
household furniture of residence. We are In
structed to sell by public auction, without re
serve, at 411 "WASHINGTON ST.. ON FRI
DAY NEXT, MARCH IS, at 10 A. M., the
furniture and flttlrgs of residence, to be re
moved to 411 "Washington st. for convenience of
sale fron South Portland and East Side. In
cluding: Brune.s carpets: fine bedroom suitor In oak
and walnut, folding beds; large mirrors: parlor
furniture: dlnlng-rcom furniture, comprising
oak extension tables, sldoboam and chairs; bed
ding; crockery: glassware; cutlery: couches;
curtain; Boon steel rargf; kitchen, treasures.
Also large lo. of houwhold effects.
Sale Friday next. March 16. at 10 A. M.
&. L. N. GILMAN. Auotloneer.
Preliminary Notice of Auction Sale
Of handsome lurniture at residence. "We aro
Instructed t dispose of tho handsome furni
ture and fittings of residence on Larrabee St.,
East Sldr, .T THE DWELLING. ON MON
J'AY. MAlf-H 19. at 1C A. M.
Full particulars la The Oresonlaa latr:
?. L. N GILMAN, Auqtloner.
On Thursday Next, March 15th
at Central Auction Rooms
Comer Alder and Park sts.. we shall sell a
quantity of household goods, furniture and car
pets, remoed from prUate hcuse on College
SA., Including: Parlor, dining and bedroom
furnishings; nearly new caryets; six-hole range,
ALSO FOR ADMINISTRATOR GOOD ROLL
TOP DESK; FLAT-TOP DESK, AND OTHER
On view "Wednesday. SALE ON THURSDAY
NEXT, AT 10' A'. M. .
CEO. BAKER &. CO.. Auctloaaera.