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AY' OTEGONIAN. PORTLAND APRIL 1, 1900.
Wheat and Flour Exports Ex
ceeded Those of February.
FLOUR TRADE IS STILL HEAVY
Over 10,000,000 Bnsbels of lSOO Crop
Una Been Moved Fast "Work
on the Elder.
The British ship Poseidon cleared yes
terday for Queenstown or Falmouth for
orders with 95,512 bushels of -wheat, val
uod at $51,576. The Poseidon was dis
patched by Kerr. Clifford & Co.. and
from San Francisco, and this was dis
charged, and she was coaled and loaded
full up for the return trip with about
1500 tons of miscellaneous produce, and
ot 7 o'clock Friday evening: was again
ready for sea. Included In the 13 hours
which she spent In port were two moves
to different docks when she was picking
up her cargo. The steamer was delayed
for a few hours by fog yesterday morn
ing, but reached Astoria shortly before
soon, and passed on to sea shortly after
The steamship Columbia, looking as
bright as a dollar. Is back on the route
again, and arrived up last evening. Like
the Elder, she was delayed slightly by
the fog. and also by a heavy freight for
Astoria, but she made a fast run up the
F1I13I FREIGHT MAHKET.
Some Chartering for Xext Season,
So Jfenr-by Ships Taken.
The freight market Is still very firm,
with no new engagements reported dur
ing the past week, except for new sea
son loading. A few ships have been
TONNAGE EN ROUTE AND IN PORT.
Vessels Chartered or Available for Grain Cargoes From the
W. J. Plrrle
St a. Rosalia
129 T. T. &Co.
tap. F. M. Co.
M.. W. & Co.
B G. & Co.
B.. G. & Co.
M.. W. & Co.
T.. T. & Co.
T.. Y. & Co.
ket. Buenos Ayres also shows an ad
vance, and for May-June loading, which
is practically prompt loading. 70s has
been done for Nagasaki. In other direc
tions there has been small inquiry, and,
as In yie case with Australian ports quo
ed above as nominal, the figures are
based upon last transactions .recorded.
STABBED A STEAMER.
Unfortunate Mistake of a CombatlT
bat Reckless Swordflsb.
Until the steamer Charles Nelson went
Into the drydock Skipper Anderson wai
not aware that his vessel had been upper
cut by a full-grown xlphlas gladlus. says
a San Francisco paper. He did know,
however, that something landed on the
steamer's solar plexus, side-stepped and
got away somewhere between Hawaii and
this port. The Nelson leaked after the
blow, so the skipper had her hauled out
at the Union Iron Works.
An operation by the carpenters disclosed
nine inches of a swordflsh blade or snout
imbedded in a plank near the keel. The
sword, which must have snapped off close
to the xlphlas gladlus face, extended
through seven inches or nard plank and
projected two Inches into the steamer's
vitals. In breaking away the swordnsh
lunged aft and knocked one blade off the
Had the xlphlas been game, he might
have put the Nelson and her cargo of
sugar out of the business. The loss of his
toadstabber disconcerted the big fish early
In the fight, and this fact is all that
saved the able seamen. When the skipper
felt the Jolt, he thought the Jim Jeffries
of the deep had butted into him and that
his finish was In sight. The damage to
her propeller made the Nelson somewhat
groggy, but she got Into port all right.
After much hard work the carpenters
extracted the sword and sent It to the
Academy of Sciences for a souvenir. What
the fish will do with the blade be bit on
the propeller puzzles Captain Anderson.
Having lost his own blade the xlphlas will
probably keep the metal one as a souve
nir of the meeting In mldocean.
"The swordnsh was doubtless looking
for fight and mistook the steamer for a
whale." said the skipper. "Her hull Is
black and In the night would look like a
whale to anything coming up from the
depths. We didn't feel It when the fish
stabbed us. He hit the hull low down on
the port side and with his harpoon pointed
slightly aft. The wrench to his broadside
as the steamer forged ahead murt have
snapped the sword and turned him adrift.
We all felt the shock when the fish and
the propeller collided, but didn't know
what caused It."
Sometimes, In fighting the whale, the
xlphlas attacks the tall In the hope of dis
abling the enemy. The churning propeller
may have further convinced the swordflsh
that he had a whale to deal with, which
delusion Induced him to monkey with the
submarine buzz saw.
A small leak started In the plank pierced
by the bony beak of the firh, but not
enough to do any damage.
ly America Maru. from San Francisco
for Hong Kong; Sikh, from Tacoma.
Philadelphia, March SL Balled Belgen
land. for Liverpool.
Bremen. March SL Sailed Rheln. for
Hong Kong. March SL Arrived Lady
Jolcey, from San Francisco.
Hamburg. March SL Arrived Touts,
from San Francisco, etc.
Rotterdam Sailed March 30 Maasdam,
for New York.
Cherbourg, March SL Sailed St. Louis,
from Southampton for New York.
Antwerp. March SL Sailed Western
land, for New York.
Liverpool. March SL Sailed Etruria,
for New York.
Havre. March SL Sailed IAqultolne,
for New York.
Liverpool. March 31. Sailed Georglc.
for New York.
New York. March SL Sailed Graf Wal
dersee. for Hamburg via Cherbourg and
Plymouth r Mesaba. for London; Callfor-
permanent, and finally become the main
line extending through the tract along the
east side of the buildings. .Another switch
will swing around the west side of the
buildings, and tbo grojnds of the ntw
shops, which will take up 1100x600 feet,
will b practically encircled and grtd
Ironed with a system of tracks. There
will be no turntable, as Jn the Albina
terminal grounds, but the heavy engines
will be shifted about on transfer table.
The building of this spur from the main
linn means that active bulldlas operaL'ocs
will now begin, .tnd the contractor Rill
havo his hands full in a few days with a
tig force of men at work. The COO.tl'")
brick which will be neelcd will soon be
delivered from Kern's yard, where they
are now being burned especially for the
The Southern Paclfle Band.
The Southern Pacific band, has now en
tered on the third year of Its existence.
Antwerp 2,924 1 Liverpool 1.036
Calcutta l,F2o I Nagasaki 5.141
Honolulu 11.755 1 Nantes 1.705
Hong Kong ..- 3.C51 ' HIoko 8.457
Shanghai 6.077 Santa Rosalia 2.151
Cape Town 1.5S6 1 Tslntau LC51
IjOndon ... .. 1.663
Total tonnage en route, 79.9SL Same time in 1S99, 15.S77. Same time in 1S9S, 43,895.
Same time In 1S97, 15,506.
GRAIN TON-fAGE IS THE RIVER.
Mar. 15jlsle of Arran
Mar. 22 Inverness-shlro
"Mar. 22 William Law
T"54 fitfl. nnxnlt.i
IPCS Sta. Rosalia
K-. U. &. CO
Port. G. Co
CoL No. 2
P. F. M. Co I Flour Mill
Total tonnage In the river. 12,132. Same time in 1S99. 2S.KO tons. Same time in
1SSS. 1S.0S3 tons. In 1S97. SSS3 tons.
GitAi.r ToyjxAnc cr route to puget sou-cn.
137R. P. Rlthet
SL, W. & Co.
M AV. & CO.
R. P. Rlthet
R. P. Rlthet
M..W. & Co.
M.. W. & Co.
Total tonnage en route. 28.:
...3., G. & Co.
Same time In 1599. 17.517.
?TOT OS THE ISSIDB.
Mr. Sevrnll Unable to Secure a Shnre
of the Army Transport Work.
Tho recent visit of Arthur Sewall to
Washington, according to a New York
paper, revived before the War Depart
ment a struggle that he has been making
for months to gain contracts for carrying
Government property by his modern sail
ing ships between San Francisco and Ma
nila. The Government has been paying
fabulous prices for the transportation ot
horses and carts, and the thousand and
one articles that an army must have. Mr.
Sewall has several splendid sailing ships
on the Pacific Ocean, and would like ta
send them to Manila, where they could
load with bemp as a return cargo. He
promised the War Department that he
would have a ship leaving San Francisco
for Manila every 15 days, and that there
would practically e little difference In
time of passage from that of a steam ves
sel. All his representations, however, have
been of no avail. The Quartermaster's
Department has steadily set itself against
Mr. Sewall's propositions and sent ship
loads of horses and equipments by steam
vessels that have to return in ballast.
Mr. Sewall's agent in Washington has
been persistent, but to no purpose. The
Maine man was anxious to have his pen
nant flying In the Government service and
was willing to bid far below the prices
bid by steamship firms, some of them
Enshsh firms. Mr. Sewall looked Into the
matter further during his visit there, but
it is understood that he was not able to
change the situation at all.
The Tides nt Astoria.
(Week beginning April 2.)
GRAIS TOSSAGE OS rL'GET SOUSD.
A cents or
Feb. 23 Inverclyde
Mar. 16 Achnashle
Mar. 23 Cumberland
;e In port. 12.159. Same time
1 1933 Antwerp
in 1?93. 11.S77.
B.. G. & CalTacoma
B.. G. & Co. (Seattle
It. P. Rlthet Victoria
IK.. G. & Co. Seattle
IB., G. & Co. .Tacoma
jB., G. & Co. Tacoma
iK.. G. & Co.'Scattle
brlnjrs the European grain fleet from
Portland up to a total of eight ves
sels for the month closing yesterday.
These vessels carried a total of 776.031
bushels of wheat, valued at 3425.016. The
March wheat shipments were further In
creased by over CS.000 bushels of wheat,
which were shipped to Japan by tho
steamship Doyu Maru and by the regu
lar liner Abergeld'e. There were no flour
shipments to Europe last month, but to
the Orient and San Francisco they
amounted to 11S.OO0 barrels. The bulk o
the Oriental shipment went forward by
the liner Abergeldle, and the Strath
gyle, but the Doyu Maru and the Elm
Branch each took a small consignment
of flour. The total shipments, flour In
cluded, for the month were 1.379,615 bush
els. In addition to the shipments by steam
er from Portland to the Orient, this port
has dispatched, rlnce the beginning of tho
cereal year, July L 1S99. 76 cargoes of
wheat and flour. During the rame period
Seattle and Tacoma have dispatched 24
cargoes, the month Just closing being the
best of the season on the Sound. On ac
count of Portland exporters being unable
to secure all the room needed on the,
Portland line, considerable flour was di
verted to the various Sound lines during
March, with the result that flour ship
ments from Seattle and Tacoma were
the largest on record, totaling 158,916 bar
rels. Four cargoes of wheat were also
discharged from the Sound cities during
the month the Angerona. Englchom, Col
bert and Allegiance carrying 349.490 bush
els of wheat. A summary of the month's
shipments from Portland, with details of
the season's fleet to date. Is herewith
Steamship Geo. AV. Elder Discharged
and Loaded In Thirteen Houm.
Tho steamer Geo. W. Elder, which ar
rived up from San Francisco at 6 o'clock, I
Frldiy morning, was discharged and'
loaded in about the shortest time possible.
Eho had on board about 200 tons of freight '
taken up recently for various canceling
dates, running from August to December.
Forty shillings seems to be the ruling
price, and, while exporters are obliged to
protect their lntcrc-sts by taktrg a few
of these ships for new-crop buslncsi. they
steadfastly refuse to pay the fancy rates
demanded by owners for this season
loading. There is at least one free ship
very clop nt hand, but her owners have
been steadily holding out for 4S shillings,
nnd thus far have not found any one
willing to pay such an extravagant rate.
The Commercial News ha the following
review of the freight situation In the Bay
"With but one disengaged vessel In port
suitable for grain, a light chartered list
and few vessels due. with last year's
crop practically Intact, a superficial glance
nt the market would lead to the belief
that any figure would be paid for ships.
The consuming markets of the world,
however, nre being supplied from othef
than Pacific Coast sources, to such an
extent that grain prices are moderate,
and as our wheat must sell In compe
tition witn tnat or the ren cf the world
exporters must work at a loss "or await a
more favorable turn of events. They are
taking the latter course, and. while the
Jessomcne Is asking "all the traffic will
bear." there Is a pronounced Indifference
to secure her at the flgure demanded.
Except the vessels that -arrived during
the week, and which were chartered long
before arrival, there has been absolutely
nothing to report regarding this depart
ment. "For lumber, prompt loading at North
ern ports, rates are as follows: Sydney.
53s 9dj55s: Melbourne or Adelaide. 63s 9d
Gfi: Port Plrle. 56s 3dg57s 6d: Frcmantle.
Cfcs 9d70: Geraldton. TOsgTls 2d; -West
Coast, 62s 6d665s. PIsagua range: Cal
lao range. 61s SdfC2s Cd; Buenos Ayres,
70s71s 3d: Shanghai. G0sls 3d; Klao
Chou. 61S 3dg62s 6d: Nagasaki. 70s; Port
Arthur. 66s 3dg7s 6d; Tien Tsln. 67s Cd
6Ss 9d; New Chwang. C7s CdgCSs 9d;
Vladlvestock. 5SsT56s 3d; South Africa.
70S72s Cd: United Kingdom. 8Os0S2s Cd.
The above rates show a strong and ad
vancing market for Sydney, Melbourne
and Adelaide, while for other Australian
ports there has been no demand, and
these quotations, therefore, are purely
nomlnalbased en last transactions. Re
cently 5s. Valparaiso for orders, was
done, showing the strength of that mar-
Thursday ... .
Saturday ... .
Saturday .. ..
Grain Fleet Movements.
The British bark Samaritan left down
the river yesterday morning, nnd will be
followed today by the Poseidon, which
cleared yesterday morning. The first ship
of the April fleet will undoubtedly be the
Thornllebank, which Is being rushed along
In order to make room on the Elevator
dock, which Is pretty well filled. There
have been no arrivals In the river for thi
past week, and. unless several of tha
ships headed In this direction make pretty
good pasjagea. the April fleet will not be
as large as that of the month Just
Frenrh Liner Launched.
ST. NAZAIRE. France. March 3L Pres
ident Louhet was present at the launching
of the Trans-Atlnntlque Company's steam
er Savole here today.. The Savole Is the
largest steamr ever built In a French
yard, and Is Intended for the American
Domestic nnd Forelrrn Ports.
ASTORIA. March 31. Arrived at C A. M.
and left up at 11:40 Steamer Columbia,
from San Francisco. Arrived down and
called Steamer Geo. W. Elder, for San
Francisco; steamer Aberdeen, for San
Franclrco. Condition of the bar at 5 P.
M.. smooth; wind southwest; weather
San Francisco. March 3L Sailed Steam
er Bristol, for Chemalnus; ship Georcs
Schofleld. for Chlgnlk Bay; steamer Kar
luk, whaling; steamer Areata, for Coos
Bay; bark Levi G. Burgess, for Tacoma.
Arrived Stenmer Rival, from Coos Bay;
steamer State of California, from Port
land; steamer Washtenaw, from , Tacoma.
Port Los Angeles Sailed March 30
Steamer Mlneola, for Nanalmo.
San Pedro Arrived March 29 Steamer
National City, from Gray's Harbor.
Seattle Arrived March SO Steamer Al
KI. from Skagway.
Yokohama Sailed March 30 British
steamer Goodwin, for Tacoma.
Grimsby Arrived March 20 British ship
Drumburton. from Oregon.
Shanghai In port February 22 British
bark Bandanelrla, for Puget Sound.
Nagasaki Sailed March 27 German ship
Peru, for Port Townsend.
Yokohama Arrived prior to March a-
Steamer Sikh, from Tacoma.
London. March SL Arrived Europa,
from New York.
Liverpool. March SL Arrived Campa
nia, from New York.
Southampton, March SL Arrived Ken
sington, for Antwerp from Now York.
New York, March 3L Arrived SL Paul,
from Southampton: Lucanla. from Liv
erpool; Phoenicia, from Hamburg.
Yokohama. March SL Arrived previous-
1899-1900 GRAIN FLEET. FROM PORTLAND.
Clearing Date. Flag. Rig. Name, Tonnage,
Destination and Shipper.
K. f. o.. P. F. M. Co.
1 Br. shin Ijinmra. 1644. IT. K. f. a.. P. F. M. Co.
15 Br. ship Dunreggan. 1477, U. K. f. o., Slbson & Kerr
5 Br. bark Semantha, 2211. U. K. f. o., P. F. M. Co..
C T) I..-,- . .A. TT T.- CIV... a- Y
22 Br. ship Bothwell. 1986. U. K. f. o.. Kerr, Gtfford &
2S Br. shVp'kilmorV, "is69.U. K." T o."." a". O." & Co"."!
23 Br. ship Durbrldge. 212L U. K. f. a, B. G. & Co....
10 Br. ship The Hahnemann, 1937, U. K. f. o., Balfour,
uumne ez 1,0. iai
21 Br. bark Sofala. 2160, U.
4Br. bark Macduff (B). 1235, Algoa Bay, f. a, B, O.
4 Ger. shlo Nock fCl. 2121. Dublin. McNear
7 Ger. ship Carl. 1916. U. K.. f. a. Portland Grain Co..
12 Br. bark Bermuda. 2623. U. K.. f. o.. B. O. & Co
14 T t.n.1. T3..... H..II. TTia Dnrt Vflfnl V R & rV.
16 Br. ship Drumburton (D), 1773, U. K., f. o., K. G. &l
16 Br. ship Amphltrlte. 16S3. U. K., f. o.. P F. M. Co
19 Br. hark rromllebank. 2179. U. K.. f. o. EDnlnrrer
26-Br. bark Garnet Hill. 21S6. U. K., f. a, P. F. SL Co.
30-Ger. bark Ferd. Fischer. 1726. U. K.. f. o.. K. G. &
21 Br. bark Lorton (E), 12S0, Durban, f. o, B., G. & Co.
4-Br. ship St. Mungo. 1S5S. U. K. f. o.. B.. G. & C.
6 Br. bark Forfarshire. 1?00. U. K. f. o.. P. F. M. Co..
7 Br. ship Fulwood. 19S5. U. K. f. o.. P. F. M. Co
7 Br. shir Kate Thomas. 1594. U. K. f. o.. B G. & Co..
9 Br. ship Blythswood. 1492. Algoa Bay f. o., K.. G. &
10 Ger. ship Nlobe. 1939, U. K. f. o.. B., G. & Co 1114.367 67.500
15-Br. bark Royal Forth. 2919. U. K. f. o.; Epplnger ...1172.029 103,217
iiv-ur. snip uown 01 .ngmnu. -111. u. .n. 1. u.. jv., u.
& Co -
21-Br. ship Arctic Stream, 149S. U. K. f. o, P. F. M.
22 Br. ship Leylnnd Brothers. 2238, U. K. f. o.. P. F. M.
24-Ger. ship Adolf. 1651. U. K. f. o.. B.. O. & Co
27 Br. ship Crown of Germany (F), 2U1. U.K. f. o.. B.
G. & Co .
27 Br. ship Alclnous. 1576. U. K, f. o.. P. F. M. Co
2S Br. ship Verajean. 1821. Cape Town. K., G. & Co...
1 Br. ship Benlcin (G). 1S10. U. K. f. o.. G.W. McNearj
2 Br. ship Sierra Miranda, 1740. U. K. f. o., P. F. M,
7-Br. ship Klrcudbrlghtshlre. 14S2. U. K. f. o.. P. F.
9-Hr. shin Port Lotran. 1S33. U. K. f. o.. K.. G. & Co
9 Br. bark Inverurie. 1309, U. It f. o., Glrvcn & Eyre
20 Br. ship Hutton Hall. 19S0, U. K. r. o.. rort. Q. Co..
20 Ger. ship Nerelde. 1707. U. K. f. o.. K., G. & Co
22 Br. ship Principality, 1599. U. K. f. o.. Port. G. Co..
23-Ger. ship Wandsbek. 1737. U. K. f. .. G.W. McNear
27 Ger. bark Seestern, 1445. U. K. f. o.. Epplnger & Co.
29 Br. ship Glenholm. 1S04. U. K. f. o., B.. G. &. Co
2 Br. ship Edenbollymore, 1642, U. K. f. o.. G. W. Mc
I Ttr. hln Ancvra. 2198. U. K. f. o.. Portland F. M. Co
9 Ger. bark Hyon, 1140. U. K. f. o.. Portland araln Co.
ixTtr. hln Galena. 2169. U. K. f. o.. Enolnecr & Co
15 Br. bark Crlffel, 1195. U. K. f. o., Balfour, Guthrie &
15 Ger. bark Magdalene (H). 2732, Liverpool, Balfour,
Guthrie & Co "::
16 Br. ship Clackmannanshire (I). 1482, U. K. f. o.. K.,
O. & Co
17 Ger. hip Alsterkamp. 17E9. U. K. f. o., G. W. Mc-
18 Br. ship Scottish Isles. 1326. U. K. f. o., K.. O. & Co.
20 Br. ship Cralgmore. 1827. U. K. f. o.. forlland F.
20 Ft. bark Louis Pasteur. 147L U. K. f. o.. G. & E....,
25 Ger. shin Aldebaran. 1S36. U. K. f. o.. B.. G. & Co,
26 Br. bark Cambrian Warrior. 13S3. U. K. f. o., Eppln
ger & Co
rrTU-r. hln Nereus. 1H4. U. K. f. o.. Portland F. 5L Co.
30 Br. bark Haddon Hall, 1332. Yokohama. O. W. Mc
4Br. ship Colony. 150S. U. K. f. o.. Portland F. M. Co.
S Vr. hark Jule Verne. 1210. U. K. f. o.. P. G. Co
10 Br. ship Saint Enoch. 1S52. U. K. f. o.. B.. O. & Co..
19 Ger. ship aiargrema, i-jso. u. iv. i. o.. t: t. .11. lo
20-Gcr. ship Chile. 2JM. U. K. f. o.. Glnen & Eyre
23 Br. bark County of Merioneth, 1014, Cape Town, K.,
G. & Co
2S Am. ship C S. Bement, 1S, U. K. f. o.. Epplnger &
1 Br. bark Gulf Stream. 1378. U. K. f. o., Portland G.
1 Br. bark Belmont. 1115. U. K. f. o.. Portland F. M.
5 Br. hark Donna Frnncesca, 163. U. K. f. o., Glrven
& Erre t.
9 Br. bark Beechdale. 1271. U. K. f. o.. Portland F. M.
12 Br. bark Ktnfauns. 9S1. U. K. f. o.. B., G. fc Co
19 Br. bark Samaritan. 1997, U. K. f. o.. Epplnger &
20 Br. ship Isle of Arran. 1759, U. K. f. o., Portland G.
31 Br. ship Poseidon. 170S. U. K. f. o.. Kerr. Glffo-Tl &
(A) Also 10S.2C0 bushels of barley, valued at $52,500.
(B) Also 1550 cases fruit. S28SS. and 1100 cases salmon. 33470.
(O Cargo consisted of 1:0.216 bushels of barley, valued at 372,103.
(D) Also G9.525 bushels barley, valued at 333,500.
(E) Also 250 cased fruit. $723. and 500 cases salmon. J1S00.
F) Also 1?2,762 bushels barley. 300.470.
(G) Also 11X237 bushels of barley, valued at $34 354.
(H) Also iO.119 bushels barley, valued at $13,000.
(I) Also 89,425 bushels barley, valued at 1CS.C33.
Sailed tho following month.
SUMMARY TOR MARCH.
' 1500 -1SS9-
Wheat Bushels. Value. Bushels. Value.
To Europe 776.031 $ 433.016 1.M9.1J3 $ 60J.215
To the Orient 68.206 37.751
To San Francisco 2X8 1.297 78,437 47.074
Tctal wheat 816.593 $ 174.0C4 L0S7.G40 $ C5C.2S9
To the Orient 86.443
To San Francisco 32.032
Total flour 118,f0) $ 211,9:5 133,606 3S2.C54
t 22S.640 S7.SSG
Flour reduced to wheat measure..
Wheat as above ,
$ 311.S7S f 14 777
Grand total wheat and flour..
To San Francisco.,
To San Francisco.
....L379.845 $ 7E6.0C9 1.702.367 $1,033,943
$ 700 23.544
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who apply. It cured Miss Emma Calen
der, at No. 130 Oak street. Vlncenne3. Ind.,
who, after spending over $500 with doctors,
had been given up to die. In Prosser.
Neb., it cured Mrs. Carl Morltz. a lady of
67. who had suffered 52 years. In Fountain
City, Wis., It cured Hon. Jacob Sexauer.
a gentleman of 70. who suffered for 33
years. In Perrysburg. Ohio. It cured Mr.
Mich. Muth. a gentleman of 70. In Heron
Lake. Minn., It cured Mrs. John Geehr,
who had suffered for 30 years. Rev. C.
Sund. of Harrlsvllle. Wis., tested this re
markable cure on two members of his
congregation, one who had suffered 15
and the other 25 years, both were com
pletely cured. Even prominent physicians
had to admit that "Gloria Tonic" Is a
positive success, among them Dr. Quin
tero, of the University of Venezuela, to
whom It was recommended by the United
States Consul. In thousands of other in
stances the result has been the same. It
cured many cases which defied hospitals,
drugs, electricity and medical skill, among
them persons over 75 years old.
Mr. Smith will send a trial package ab
solutely free of charge to any reade.- of
The Oregonlan, for he Is anxious that
everybody should profit by lite good for
tune. It Is a remarkable remedy, and
there Is no doubt but that It will cure any
case of rheumatism, no matter how severe
It may be. Mr. Smith's address In full Is
JOHN A. SMITH. 12S SUMMERFIELD
CHURCH BUILDING. MILWAUKEE.
East Sixteenth and East Stark streets
has taken down with scarlet fever, but
only the baby has smallpox. Mrs. Mc
Donnell is alone with her sick children,
her husband being at Skagway.
R. V. Short, a pioneer of 1S47. who has
been confined to hlfl bed for the past week
at his home at Sunnyslde. with an attack
of pneumonia. 13 now in a fair way to
PORTLAND. March 29. (To the Editor.)
Will you please answer the following:
First Can a Canadian become a full cit
izen of the United States (when he lives
only five years In the United States), with
out taking out h's first papers? Or has
he to take out his first papers, like any
Second How Is It, that, when the first
voters wanted to register In this city they
had to produce their full citizen papers,
and now they can register on their first
Third If a foreigner comes to this coun
try with a boy 3 years old, and the father
becomes a citizen of the United States.
Is that boy. after he is 21 years old. a full
citizen of the United States, without tak
ing out any papers at all? S.
First No. Canadians are on the same
plane as other forelcntTS.
Second An nllen is entitled to vote one
year after he has declared his Intention
to become a citizen.
Third Yes. Naturalization of the father
also naturalizes minor children.
York banker, has) been
of the Southern Paclfiri
atlve of some of the
eluding the Rothschild
have succeeded to a pi
est until recently held
Stanford estates. Ho
Civil Service Lr.l
dent has amended thej
as to authorize the CI
elon. acting In accor
the departments lntt??
mum age limitations witn respecc 10 en
S trance to positions for which such maxi
mum age limitations are not now nxea Dy
the Civil Service rules; and. in addition
to the age limits already fixed In that
section of the rule, he has fixed the age
limits for "apprentices in mints and assay
offices?' at IS to 24 years; for "keeper, as
sistant keeper and officers of lightships in
ithe lighthouse," nt IS to 50 years; for
"matron nnd assistant matron" In the
1 Indian service, at 5 to 55 years, and for
"observer in the Weather Bureau serv
ice." at IS to 20 years.
! Soldlcra and sailors who were granted
J preference under section 1754. revised
! statutes, are already exemDted from all
age limitations as such.
nla, for Marseilles; Spaamdam. fcSr Rot
terdam via Boulogne: Aller. for Genoa.
BUILDING NEW SWITCH.
Active Work at S. P. Cnrshops East
At the Southern Pacific carshops, con
struction of the railway switch, that will
extend from the main line at the north
end of the tract, was commenced yester
day morning, and the foreman of tho crew
expects to have the switch completed to
the building site, opposite the office oc
cupied by Contractor Bridges. Monday.
The distance Is between COO and 700 feet.
The switch will pass over some low
ground, which has been filled up with dirt
from the building ground. Across Brook
lyn Creek the track will be carried on
crib work, which will be quickly con
structed. This track will be only tempo
rary, and will be used to take in material
for the big building, on which work will
be begun as Boon as possible. Contractor
Bridges has been waiting patiently for
this switch, and will send In several flat
cars loaded with cement and other ma
terial as soon as the roils are down, as he
is anxious to get the foundation of the
carshops building completed. Owing to
the character of the ground where this
and the other shops ore to be built, there
being much moisture underneath, the
foundation trenches will have to be car
ried down to gravel. The footing will
be of concrete. This switch will be mule
and is In a prosperous condition. It is
mado up entirely of employes of tho
Southern Pacific, and for amateur musi
cians they make an excellent showing.
The band comes together Tuesday and
Friday nights for practice, and it Is a
rare occurrence for any member to be ab
sent unless kept nway by business or
engagement, the Interest Is so great. At
a recent meeting, it was decided to give
an entertainment for the monument fund.
This has been under contemplation for
some time, as the band has desired to do
something for the monument to dead Sec
ond Oregon Volunteers, but the way hai
not been clear until the present. The en
tertnlnment will probably take place about
the 21st of next month.
East Side Xotes.
Rev. Ray Palmer, pastor of the Second
Baptist Church, lectured Friday night nt
Astoria, and organized a Young People's
Christian Temperance Union, with a char
ter membership ot 65.
Rev. J. J. Staub, pastor of the Funny
side Congregational Church, who has been
quite sick for over two weeks, has so far
recovered that ho will bo able to occupy
his pulpit today.
At the Patton Church, Patton addition,
a pleasing entertainment was given Friday
night by the Ladles' Aid Society. It con
sisted of songs, recitations and concert ex
ercises, and was attended by a large
Tho City Physician reports that an
other child of the McDonnell family on
Belmont In Southern Pacific.
SAN FRANCISCO. March 3L It is an
nounced that August Belmont, the New
Snle of JlK Tree.
SAN ANDREAS. Cal.. March 31. Tho
sale of the Calavera9 big trees has been
consummated. Luther Whiteside has made
good his bond of $10"j,C). due today, and
J. R. Sperry has transferred the property
to the Big Trees Company. The Govern
ment, which proposes to purchase tho
grove for a National Park, will now have
to deal with the new owners.
CURES WEAK MEN FREE
Send Name and Address Today You Can Have
It Free and Be Strong and'
Vigorous for Life.
INSURES LOVE AND A HAPPY HOME.
L. W. KNAPP. M. D.
How any man may aulckly cure him- has completely braced me up. I am just
self after years of suffering from sexual ' as vigorous as when a boy, and you crin-
weakness, lost vitality, night losses, vari
cocele, etc. and enlarge small weak or
gans to full size and vigor, blmply semi
your name ana aaaress to ur. u. w.
Knapp. 2651 Hull BIdg.. Detroit, MIciu, and j returned and enlargement Is entln
ri Trflt ,-lallv ni1 tho fp.A rwclnt with I Isfactnrv "
full directions, so that any man may eas
ily cure himself at home. This is cer
tainly a most generous offer, and the fol
lowing extracts taken from his dally mall
show what men think of his generosity.
"Dear Sir: Please accept my sincere
thanks for yours of recent date. I have
given your treatment a thorough test, and
the benefit has been extraordinary. It
not realize how hanDV I am.
"Dear Sir: Your method worked
tlfully. Results were exactly what If
co. strengtn ana vigor nave con
"Dear Sir: Yours was receivedi
had no trouble in making use ol
celpt as directed, and can truthtu
It is a boon to weak men. I am
improved in size, strength and
AH correspondence is strict)
tlai. mailed n plain sealed ,
receipt is iree ior me asiana
every man to nam is-