"----t- Jittttfa TOpnmm W PAGES 13 TO 24 PART TWO r- PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 1, 1900. NO. 13. VOL. XIX. m. Gadsby THE HOUSEFURNISHER )SBY BLOCK ,RAT CARPET SALE Tapestry Brussels Carpet This Week, Made, Laid on your Floor with Lining, zUt? zr . rof ST' Before Ihe Spring Rush commences we are prepared to make Special Prices on Carpets, and would advise the public to get to work with the Spring house cleaning early.' Carpets are advancing in price, but we will keep at '99 prices as long as possible. The Tapestry Brussels Carpet we offer to make at 75c is not the cheap kind, it is a good medium grade and guaranteed to give good service for 7 years we have others as tow as 50c per yard but do not recommend them. We carry in stock: Smith's Best Axmtnsters at $1.23 per yard Beatty's Extra Velvets at $1.25 per yard Lowell Body Brussels at $1.25 per yard Smith's Extra Brussels at $1.00 per yard Sanford's Velvets, Extra, at Saxony Axmtnsters, at tapestry Brussels, Smith s, pdras Brussels, at all wool, at i". all-wool filling, at half wool, at grain Smyrna Rugs, fnew Oriental effects 'all dtscrlptlons. 'alog free to country pjjjjjjaur Wm. Gadsby, The Housef urnisher CORNER FIRST ANDWASHINQTON Jif- y DON'T COME OUT EASTER SUNDAY in a "hand-me-down" suit or overcoat. Have your garments made to order by WgSV IT WILL COST YOU LESS for goods of equal value, and they will wear longer and look better, and will be made as you like them, and will give you quite a different appearance than if you wore ready-made. We'll be pleased to show you our large stock of new Spring and Summer Woolens. YOU'LL BE PLEASED WITH THE GOODS AND PRICES Satisfaction guaranteed in all cases. All work made in this city by best jour, tailors. Garments to order in eight hours, if required. Samples mailed. Garments expressed. kfAsv 108 Third St, near Washington Corner First and Washington 75c per Yard $1.13 per yard . $1.15 per yard at 75c per yard 50c per yard 65c per yard 55c per yard 45c per yard 40c per yard Pro-Brussels Rugs, Ingrain Art and colorings. Everything In stock to furnish customers. FAIRBANKS' SPEECH Argument for the Puerto Rico Tariff. THE BILL PRACTICALLY COMPLETED After Tfro Store Dajri' Debate the Final Tote Will Be Taken Tuesday Afternoon. "WASHINGTON. March 3L So far as the committee In charge of tho measure Is concerned, the Puerto Klcan bill was completed today with the exception of two amendments, which Senators ha.t e- quested should lis over until Monday. The nnl two day' debate on the bill will begin at U o'clock Monday. At 4 o'clock Tuesday afternoon the votes will be taken on the pending amendments and the bill. The feature of today's session was an ex haustive discussion of the pending meas ure by Fairbanks, of Indiana. Partic ular Interest was manifested by Senators on both sides of the chamber In the speech. In view of the attitude of Fairbanks' col league. Beverldge. Several of the Indiana membets of the House listened to the speech, and a cordial hearing was given Fairbanks by Senators of all parties. He supported vigorously and unequivocally the pending measure. The Proceedings. Foster (Rep. Wash.) offered and hid passed a. resolution directing the Secretary of uie Navy to report what surveys had been made In Islands recently occupied by the United States. Consideration of the Puerto IUcan otll being resumed. Bacon (Dem. Go.) made a statement concerning the substitute he offered yesterday for the pending unfin ished business. He desired, he said, to arrogate to himself no credit for the sub stitute, as It was the measure originally prepared by Foraker (Ken. O.), amended slightly. He could not speak for nil the members on his side of the chamber, but he knew that as he had Introduced the measure In -the utmost gti faitn, rame Democrats would support It. It present ed, he thought, the best proposition yet made as to Puerto Rico, inasmuch as it provided a free territorial governm'Jit of the United States. Foraker said he was not Insensible to the compliment paid him by Bacon In adopt ing his "original draft" of the Puerto Rico measure, and was Inclined to con gratulate him upon having reached the point where he (Foraker) was two mi-rfhs ago. The bill, as he now regarded it, waj entirely Inadequate, although at tho time he drafted it he deemed It an excellent measure. It did not, however, provide for many particulars covered by the p Mln,? -bill, and he declared it was utterly nod equate tor the purposes Intended. The pending question was on the anvial ment offered by Allen (Pop. Neb.), pro viding that the bill should designate Puer to Rico as a.' territory of the United States. Allen read a brief 'prepared by H. F. Ran. dolph, a member of the New York bur on the "Constitutional status of jur Is land possessions." A few mrcrtes earlier. Allen had been refused permission to have the brief printed as a, public document, McCbmas (Rep. Md.) objecting. After Allen had read about one of the U pages of the brief, he was given permission to print it as a part of his remarks. McComas then had read a recent state ment of Mr. Havemeyer. president of the American Sugar Refining Company, In which he argued In favor of the free ad mission Into the United States of the sugar from Puerto Rico, and expressed the belief that the time would come soon when it would be admitted free. McComas ad verted sarcastically to the agreement upon tho Puerto Rlcan question, which he said Havemeyer and Allen were in. When that section of the bill relating to the legislative assembly of Puerto Hloo was reached. Pettus (Dem. Ala.) offered this amendment: "That the Legislative Assemblyof Puerto Rico shall have no power or authority to enact any law in conflict with the Con stitution of the United States." The amendment was lost. It to 31. Fairbanks (Rep. Ind.) then n'Hr-jned the Senate In support of the pending meas ure. Senator Fairbanks said in part: ' "Whether the Constitution extend? au tomatically to a territory acquired has been a much debated question. Divergent views have lcen and will be slxarply en tertained uron the subject- dach differ ences of opinion will continue until the Supreme Court shall determine the ques tion. Its supreme Judgment will be ac cepted by the country. Until it shall in. tcrpret the power of Congress under the Constitution, Congress should reserve to itself the widest possible liberty, the amplest discretion in dealing with the r-roblems and conditions which are now facing us. The greatest danger in dealing with the new problems which engage our attention is undue haste, inconsiderate ac tion. There will be no difficulty in solving them if we will be content to act only upon ample In' rmatlon and be willing to retrace our etc If we go wrong." Fairbanks presented In detail interest ing Information regarding Puerto Rico, Its people. Its trade. Its commerce and its productions. He sh wed that the es timated revenue from the 15 per cent duty on the basis of lost year's commerce would be 1307,756. "Every dollar is to be faithfully dedi cated to the benefit of the Puerto Rlcans," he said. "Not a cent is to be retained and used for the benefit of the United States. And yet those on the opposite side of the chamber challenge the imposi tion as if It were conceived In an un generous spirit and for an unholy pur pose. "The statement has been frequently made that the duties were modified and imposed at the dictation of the sugar and tobacco trusts. Let us briefly analyze the situation. The interest of the trusts If interest they have Is limited to the two articles, sugar and tobacco, which are exported to the United States. The sugar trust, we are advised, is Interested chief ly. If not exclusively, in the refining of sugar. The least observant mind must perceive that it is Interested in the ab solute free admission of raw sugar, and that it Is In the very nature of things opposed to the imposition of any duty whatever. It is inconceivable that It would advocate the lmposltlon'of a duty upon its raw product, so as to Increase the price thereof itself, unless we at tribute to it less sagacity than It Is sup posed to possess. "What Is said with respect to the sugar trust applies with equal force to the to bacco trust- The removal of the entire duty and unrestricted free trade would undoubtedly meet with its cordial and enthusiastic approval "For one, I would regard myself recre ant to the trust committed to me and false to the best interests of the people of the United States If I did not by my vote compel these trusts and their allied Interests to pay some part of maintain ing the Puerto Rlcan government, which they do pay under the duty upon their raw products, rather than increase the direct taxes upon the people In the Island, or, in tne alternative, appropriate It from J the Treasury ot the United States. We rest the justification of the pending bill upon the broad ana simple proposition that it Is the duty of Congress to pro vide revenue for the territory belonging to It. and to provide it in a just and equitable manner. There Is no power save Congress which can legislate for Puerto Rico. It is entirely within the competence of Congress to burden them, but to do so would be in contravention of the genius of our institutions and con trary to the wishes of the Congress and the people." At the conclusion of Fairbanks re marks. Davis (Rep. Minn.) presented a compilation of tariff statistics In sup port of the remarks he had made a few days ago, some points in which he said had been challenged. Consideration of amendments was then proceeded with. The first was an amend ment offered by Allen and accepted by Foraker. that "no public Indebtedness ot Puerto Rico, or of any municipality there of, shall be authorized or allowed In ex cess of 7 per cent of the aggregate tax valuation of its property." The commit tee had fixed tho limit at 10 per cent ot the tax valuation. The committee amendments, with the exception of two one relating to the question ot oKlzenshtp of Puerto Rlcans, and the other fixing the qualifications j of a delegate to tne iiouse or represen tatives of the United States were agreed to. After a brief executive session, the Sen ate at 4:19 P. M. adjourned until II o'clock Monday morning. The following bills were passed: To refund to W. T. Scott and one other 32750 each, which they had paid as sureties of Davis B. Bonfoy, of Texas: to estab lish light and fog signals at Brown's Point. Puget Sound; for the relief of I ,VJt Gllman Saw tell; to enable John Collins, a subject ot Great Britain, to dispose ot his rights, title and Interest to certain lands held in New Mexico. RUSSIAN DEMANDS. Corea Called Upon for CeMion. Another LONDON. March M. The Times has the following from Seoul, capital of Co rea: M. Pavloff, the Russian Minister, recently-demanded from Corea the cession of a coaling station to a Russian steam ship company at Atkinson Point, com mandlng Mesampho Harbor, and to pre vent o. counter-claim by Japanese of the neighboring area, he demanded that Corea should not alienate In any form any por tion of Kojedo Island to any other power. Yesterday, at an imperial audience, for reasons not given, but surmised. M. Pav loff modified his original demand, asking Instead of Atkinson Point another site within the treaty limits of Mesampho. This demand Is unobjectionable. At the same time, however, he Insisted on the nonallenatlon of Kojedo. His action In dicates that Russia claims the reversion of this Island, which is of high strategic al value as commanding the Corean Straits, and is bound to provoke Japan ese opposition. YOKOHAMA, March 3L The Japanese press asserts that the Russian squadron Is still at Chemulpo, and that It will probably proceed to Mesampho to en force the demands made. It is believed that. In the event of Corea yielding, Japan will demand a similar concession on the Corean coast. British Cruisers at Tales. TIEN-TSIN. China, March 31. Tho British second-class cruiser Hermlona and the third-class cruiser Brisk have arrived at Taku. Juvenile Slavery. NEW, YORK. March 3L The Herald says: Demands will be made on the State Board, ot Charities for an investigation of the New York Juvenile Asylum's methods of indenturing children left temporarily In Its charge. Three cases have been dis covered where children, who had been sur rendered to the asylum for two years have been Indentured to Western farmers for the entire period of their minority. "White slavery, that is what It amounts to," declared Michael J. Scanlan. counsel for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, who Is Investigating the case of Joseph Blllottl. whose three children, two girls and a boy, have been apprenticed in Illi nois until they became of age, despite the father's protests. Mr. Fcanlan says he has learned It is a common thing for the asylum authorities to disregard the temporary surrenders and the protests of parents in sending children out of the state to work on farms until they become of age. Harvard Won the Debate. NEW HAVEN, Conn., March 3L Har vard w.on the, annual" debate with Yale last night, "the question being: "Resolved. That Puerto Rico should be included In the customs boundaries of the United States." Harvard had the affirmative side of the question. Harvard was repre sented by Wilbur Morse, of Philadelphia; Ellas Mayer, ot Chicago, and Harry A. Yeomnns, of Spokane. Wash. Yale's speakers were Mason Trowbridge, of Chi cago; Ashley D. Leavltt, of Melrose, Mass.. and Ferdinand Blanchard, of New ton, Mass. i Coal Famine In Germany. BERLIN, March 31. Coal shares con tinue rising through the expectation ot Increased earnings. Upper Silesia an nounces a further rise in coal tomorrow. The famine continues unabated. The Westphaljan brickmakers have established a co-operative society for the Import of foreign coal, and the Blngen Chamber of Commerce will petition the ministry to forbid coal exports. Populist Press Meeting;. JACKSON. Miss.. March 31. Captain Frank Burkltt, president of the National Reform Press Association, has Issued a I call for the association to assemble in 1 Cincinnati May' 7. i-rr vr NATION'S DEFENSE Fortifications Appropriation Bill Passed the House. IT CARRIES SEVEN MILLION DOLLARS Three Bonn' Debate Precipitated by a. General Political Speech Made by Shattuc, ot Ohio. WASHINGTON, March St. The House j today finished a hard week's work by passing tne xortmcations appropriation bill. Not a single amendment was of fered, and the bill passed as it came from the committee. It -.arries t7.093.lSS. A three hours' political debate was precip itated by a general political speech made by Shattuo of Ohio, many members on both sides being drawn into it- A reso lution was adopted to ro-elect the present board of managers of the National Sol diers' Home. The Proceedings. The House proceeded to the considera tion of the fortification appropriation bill. It wa9 agreed that general debate on the measure should not exceed one and cne half hours. Hemenway (Rep. Ind.), In charge of tho EXTERIOR. VIEW OF CREMATORY DCILDIXG. bill, explained its provisions. It carries ! S7.093.4SS, being S4,6SG,4G0 less than the es timates. He said the reductions in the es timates had been made because It had been demonstrated that the Government could manufacture Its own guns cheaper than it could buy them, and the appro priation would be sufficient to keep our gun factories .at work eight hours a day for the ensuing year. The Government, .he said, manufactured 12-lnch guns cheap er Dy fiu.wu man tney could De purcnasea, and 10-Inch guns $7500 cheaper. Shattuc (Rep. O.), under tho latitude allowed In general debate, followed with an hour's speech on general political top ics, the tariff, expansion and Southern election laws. Shattuc denounced the in consistency ot Southern statesmen In de manding that the natives In our Insular possessions be given all the immunities of American citizenship, -rrhlle they were using all their Ingenuity to rob the Southern negroes of the Constitutional rights conferred upon them. He took as his text an extract from a recent speech of Senator Tillman, of South Carolina. "This distinguished Southern Senator." said he. "while pleading for the people of the Philippines, who are by comparison SO per cent less capable of self-government than are any of our people: while claiming for them alleged Constitutional rights, while claiming that they have no right to be governed without their con sent, is at the same time admitting, and boasting of It. too. In the face of the Government Itself, that he sanctions the oppression of our own people, who under our Constitution have the same rights exactly as they have themselves. 'Would you shoot a poor Filipino Into submis sion?" he asked. 'Would you force them t become, citizens of the United States?" he queried. No, not If every person In the Philippine Islands should petition to become citizens. If they were to receive the same Inhuman treatment after sub mitting and after becoming citizens of ths United States that millions of our people who are citizens now receive In the South at the hands of tho Democratic party In shooting submission Into them, forcing them to give up their (political) citizen ship." (Applause on the Republican side.) "If you want to learn how the consent of the governed Is obtained in a larger Held, right here at home. Just .read the reports of the contested election cases which come up here annually from the Southern states. Why, sir, they vote men down there who have been dead for flvo years. They stuff ballot-boxes. They bulldoze, and they ndopt any measure and go to every extreme to acompllsh their purpose. So, Mr. Speaker, knowing all these facts as I know them. I do not attach any Importance whatever to tho Inconsistent arguments of this Cpnstltu tlonal expounder, or to the "sympathy racket' of the opposition." Richardson (Dem. Tenn.). the minority leader, challenged some of Shattuc's statements relative to the advantage which tho latter claimed accrued to the country from the passage of the DIngley law. Richardson contrasted the appro priations Immediately preceding tho Spanish War with those during and sub sequent to it, contending that tho lat ter exceeded the former by 3300.000,000 annually. "That sum. said he, "rep resents the cost of the empire over tho cost of the republic" "Does not the gentleman concede that much of the expenso for the coming year grows out of the Insurrection In the Philippines?" asked Hemenway. "I do." replied Richardson, "but tho insurrection grows out of the empire." Hemenway replied to Richardson. He said he was surprised to hear the Demo cratic leader denouncing excessive ex penditures. The Democrats had shouted for war, he said, before It was declared; now they were denouncing tho expenses the war entailed. Hemenway challenged the other side to point out a single Item of extravagance in any of the appropria tion bills. In reply to this challenge, Fitzgerald (Dem. Mass.) and Jett (Dem. 111.) cited the promotion and Immediate retirement of high officers In the Army. Kenicnway offered the record of the sol diers so retired. In justification. Replying to Richardson's assertion that the Interests of the woolgrowers had been disastrously affected by the DIngley law, Hemenway said no one ever had to ex plain why everything went up under the Wilson law. William Alden Smith (Rep. Mich.) pro duced figures to show that the price of sheep had doubled under the DIngley law. I Bell (Pop. Colo.) declared that fco ex- travagance of the present Administra tion was without parallel in the history of the country. Fitzgerald (Dem. Mass.) denounced the Republican party for not being able to repress trusts, which, he said, were en Joying the principal prosperity existing In this country today, and declaring great dividends on capital Invested. Lovering (Rep. Mass.), reverting to Richardson's statement concerning the price of wool, admitted that wool had been higher abroad since the passage of tho DIngley act.v "But" he said, "the reason was mani fest to" those who understood the condi tions. Between the election of 1S36 and the passage of the law enormous quan tities of wool were Imported in antici pation of a higher tariff. That stock Is now exhausted, and the woolgrowers from now on will receive the benefits ot the tariff which the heavy anticipatory Importations prevented." Tho bill was then passed without amendment. A resolution was then adopted re-electing the present Board of Managers of the National Soldiers' Home. The minority of the committee on mer chant marine and fisheries was given until April 20 to file Its views on the ship-subsidy bllL At 3:03 P. M. the House adjourned. HO MERGING OF AGENCIES. Sew O. II. fc X. SiRn May Prove Mis leading. Yesterday sign painters were at work painting the familiar shield of tho Union Pacific and tho words "Oregon Short '.:.&&.1 ' Llne" on the windows of the O. R. & N. city ticket offices. This revived the an cient rumor that by alliance of Interests the Union Pacific and Short Line local offices were to be abolished and their business merged in the O. R. & N. city ticket office. An official of the lat ter company said that rumor was mis taken. He added that, owing to a com munity of interests, the three companies had agreed to adopt the device shown In the sign In all their offices all over the country. He said also that this did' not mean the closing of the Union Pacific or Short Line offices at all, but that In time these latter would bo similarly dec orated. CAXADIAX PACIFIC'S ACTION. This Company Also Abolishes Fre-pald-Oriler Afcenclea Here. From its headquarters at Montreal the Canadian Pacific yesterday sent impor tant Information here, showing an in clination to work in harmony with the American lines. Briefly. It announces that It will at once withdraw Its pre-pald-order agents In this territory. In speaking ot abolishing these agencies generally. General Freight and Passen ger Agent Markham, of the Southern Pacific, said yesterday: "This action on the part of the North ern lines removes an element which has been a disturbing factor In passenger rates from this territory, growing out of the facilities with which rates can be manipulated through order agents. "In consideration of the withdrawal of Northern lines from its 'territory, the Southern Pacific agrees to restore repre sentatlon via Portland. In other words, a traveling passenger agent will now go out In tho field, work up business and bring It to the Southern Pacific, and our agent will sell a ticket to a passenger over any line he desires. "The practice of railroads In the West to do business through prepald-order agents Is entirely foreign to anything that has obtained In the East, and the action of the Northern lines In withdraw ing order agents simply restores on tho Coast a state of affairs formerly exist ing and which exists all over the East." nallroad Xotes. The Union Pacific will hereafter place dining-cars In through service between Ogdcn. Granger and Chicago. In the matter of a spur from tha O. R. & N. line to the site of the proposed smelter, tho company's surveyors have been for a week past making more definite and certain their preliminary lines, here tofore laid. A. B. Hart, who has long been con ductor on the Union Pacific's train be tween Portland and Chicago. In charge of tourist parties, has "been appointed pas senger agent of the company at Cincin nati, vice C. Adams, deceased. Mr. Balrd will succeed Mr. Hart Local railroad men eay that on Monday W. H. Sncdaker. the general agent of the Illinois Central, and Commercial Agent Trumbull, of tlfe line, will arrive here and open new offices for the company nt 112 Third street, to be In charge of Mr. Trum bull. These offices will be next door to tho city ticket office of the Southern Pa cific. F. M. Stndley. of Seattle. local man ager there of the Nippon Yusen Kalsha steamship line, run in connection with tho Great Northern to Japan, Is In the city. Ho states that the company is carrying out heavy cotton cargoes now to Yokohama. Tho company Is building three new steamers of 0000 tons each one on the Clyde and two In Japan. The first will go Into service this Summer. Who Canght the FlihT The deputy Game Warden was on the East Side yesterday making inquiries con cerning an alleged infraction of the game laws In the taking of about 2C0 trout from Cedar Creek, out In the neighborhood ot Revenues. How the report got out that these fish had been caught before the game season was opened Is not known, but It has been reported that two young men from the East Side were out several days ago and caught these fish. The ap pearance of the Game Warden making In quiries yesterday caused a mild sensa tion along Grand avenue, but whether there will be any developments remains to be seen. Cedar Creek is about 27 miles from Portland and a good place to catch trout. FORPARTOFTHEWAY Street Committee Favors Fifth Street Franchise. AS FAR AS THE GULCH ON FIRST Beyond That, Differences Are Still Pending A Remonstrance Filed Against Transfer Road. A franchise to the Portland Traction Company for the construction of a street, railway down Filth from Jefferson to Sherman, east on Sh-rman to Second, south on Second to Sheridan, and east on Sheridan to First, was yesterday recommended by the committee on streets of the Common Council. This is a por tion of the franchise Into South Portland asked by this company some two months ago, and carries the line to the point where the proposed route conflicts with prior holdings of other railway companies. There has been no opposition whatever to what was granted yesterday, but the differences over the other portion of the route are still pending. F. I. Fuller, superintendent and man ager of the Portland Traction Company; Judge H. H. Northup, attorney for the company, and O. F. Paxton, president ot the Portland Railway Company, all ap peared before the committee and urged granting the franchise over the undis puted territory, which wa3 to the ter minus before mentioned. There has been no opposition by property-owners along the route, or from others, and as the com pany desired to get Into shape for work, the committee readily recommended this portion of the franchise, and the matter will come before the next meeting of the Council. As for the route across Mar quam Gulch and on Into the southern end ot the city, negotiations are still pending between the Portland Traction Company and the City & Suburban Company. Neither of the parties stated yesterday that progress had been made towards an nmlcablo arrangement, but It Is under, stood there are fair prospects of the Port land Traction Company securing a desir able crossing, of the gulch without legal conflict with prior holdings. Granting the franchls? from Jefferson down to First and Sheridan has a double effect for the Portland Traction Company. It enables them to begin work Immediately on that portion of the line, nnd If It be comes necessary to litigate over the re mainder, the company will be In better condition to demand such franchise If Its road already extends to the point In ques tion. There at least will be no question of Its purpose to build. Transfer Rallrond. Consideration of the Front-street fran chlse for a railway line was deferred ow Ing to the absence of Chairman Martin, who has been taking an active interest In the matter. Councilman Cameron, who was chosen temporary chairman, an nounced that Mr. Martin would be pres ent at the next meeting of the committee two weeks hence, at which time the two contending parties will be heard. There were In attendance several representatives from both the Front-street property-holders and residents of South Portland, but not "nearly so many as would have been had It not been generally understood that no action would be taken. A petition, or sort of remonstrance, signed by between SO and 90 prominent property-owners of Front street, was filed. This represents a great amount of property, as some of the signers own large buildings and even blocks. To have the matter settled finally these signers lncorpo-ate In their petition the following statement: "In signing this remonstrance, we wish to be understood as protesting against any such franchise that In the future may be asked for until such time as we shall file a written notice to the con trary." This Is Intended to prevent the necessity of soon making another canvass for elg. natures, should there again be heard the statement that Front-street property-owners have changed their convictions regard ing the matter, or should the Council be again prompted to take It up at the re quest of those holding opposite views. Other Matter. No action was taken on the ordinance prepared by the water committee guarding water pipes against electrolysis. A petition for the Improvement of an alley between Fremont and Crook streets was recommended to be granted. A petition for the Improvement ot Stark street between Third and Seventh was considered, nnd the committee nsked ths City Engineer to prepare estimates of the cost. Damages asked by Mr. Isherwood for Jha city taking a 10-foot strip of his land for the road to the crematory, was Drougnt up and referred to the City Attorney for an opinion. In constructing this road a 10-foot strip on either side was asked. One man on the same side as Mr. Isher wood has been sustained In his claim, and Mr. Isherwood's position Is regarded prac tically the same. Should this 10-foot strip be lost to the city, there will be only ft 10-foot road at this point. MURDEROUS CHICKEN - THIEF Chinese "Who It minted Arrest With n. LonK Knife. Chung Lee Is the name given by a mur derous chicken-thief, who now occupies a cell In the City Prison, with a charge of larceny and assault with a dangerous weapon placed against him. On Friday night, Chung was busy confiscating chick ens from a coop of .Charles Anderson. 1113 East Washington street, when he was in terrupted by Mr. Anderson, who proceeded to arrest him. Tho Chinaman drew a long butcher knife and made a savage lunge at Ander son, who dodged the weapon and grappled with the chicken-thief. He then clung to his prisoner until he landed him In chargo of Officer Scott. About two weeks ago Robert Hamilton, who resides In the same neighborhood, heard a commotion In his chicken-house, and went out to see what the matter was. He found a Chinaman In the act ot bagging his poultry, and endeavored to capture tho thief, who suddenly drew a long knife on him. cutting an ugly gash In his breast- The onslaught was unex pected, and the Chinaman got away. Yesterday Hamilton, visited the City Prison, but could not positively identify Chung Lee as the party who had tried! to murder him. Peoplo In that portion of the East Hide have been annoyed by chicken-thieves for several weeks, and many coops have been entirely cleaned out In a single night. Chung Lee Is credited by the police with being the cause of all their troubles. His case will come up In the Municipal Court tomorrow morning. Great Joy In the Clan Johnston. Tho Dalles Chronicle. There !e Joy in the Clan Johnston, of Dufur. In the famlllea of six brothers of this county, there was never a boy tilt Sam's better half presented him with one yesterday morning. The youngster is a whopper, too. weighing 11 pounds avolrdu- JdoIs.v without a stitch ot clothes on. V it. -.-..