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THE SUNDAY OREGOKIAN, PORTLAND, FEBRUARY 23, 1902.
BOATYARDS ARE ALL BUSY
XWVEIl CRAFT UNDER CONSTRUC
TION OR REPAIR.
Lively Movement In Deep-Water
Shipping at the Moutli of River
Occnn Freight Situation.
There Is more activity in the Portland
boatyards at the present time than there
has been at any previous Reason for many
years. Not only are the yards well filled
up with work now, but all of them arc
figuring on numerous craft to be con
structed In the Spring: and early Summer.
The yard of the Portland Shipbuilding
Company, in South Portland. Is perhaps
the most Interesting place Just at pres
ent, on account of the building" at that
yird of the monster dredge for the port
of Portland. "While the big craft has
not yet assumed shape, thousands of feet
of lumber and timbers of all shapes and
sizes are scattered around where the
framework Is gruduily arising out of
chaos. This craft will be 225 feet long,
2 feet beam and 11 feet depth of hold.
At the same yard work 15 well tinder
way on a couple of wood barges for the
port of Portland. These barges arc 103
feet long by 30 feet beam.
Ji'st &outh of the barges' the steamer
IVlles City is perched on the ways, and
Midcr the supervision of Captain Sher
mr.11 Short Is receiving 1 complete over
haul's'!;, which wiil result In her going
Into the water in about 10 days in better
shapr than ever. She has been replanked,
caulked throughout, equipped with new
c 1 ndcr timbers, new king post and now
cibr.Cers, her old 14-inch cylinders being
re i lacrd with lC-Inch, with the same
ptivike as the old ones. Her boiler Is al
lowed a Menm pressure of 2.7) pounds to
te squaie Inch, and when she again en
ters the water, much better ?pecd is ex
pected. The steamer Bonlta was launched
T-om the ways at this yard yesterday,
aff r a general overhauling, and the
brge Wilcox was launched a few days
rarr. The strn-wheel steamer which
fras been under construction here for the
Orient has been completed, and workmen
yesteroay wore completing the work of
"knocking It down" for shipment. AH
of the woodwork. Including the cabin, was
handled in this yard, and the "Willamette
Iron Works are supplying the engines.
Across the Madison-street bridge, at
. Johnson's yard, an immense lumber barge
for the Nehilem lumber trade is under
construction. It Is the staunchest craft
that has ever been built in this yard,
and It will require a pretty heavy gale
at sea to put It out of business. The
craft is 1D0 feet long, and is flat-bottomed
and not a beauty to look at, but
has the appearance of being staunch
enough to Manel considerable bumping on
Nehalem and Tlllamcok Bars, where she
will be employed. In front of this barge
the frames of a trim-looking stern-wheeler
are in place, and most of the planking
is on. This steamer Is building for Cap
tain Charles II 111, to take the place of
the steamer Governor Newell, the engines
of the latter steamer to be shifted to the
new hull as soon as It Is completed.
At Joseph Supply's yard, Juht above the
Morrison-street bridge, a large force of
men are at work finishing a couple of big
barges for the Government for use In car
rying rock to the Fort Stevens jetty.
These barges are 122 feet long, 32 feet
beam and 9 feet depth of hold, and have
a carrying capacity of over COO tons each.
Mr. Supple is also placing the finishing
touches on what promises to be the fast
est craft ever built in this city. It is a
small, clean-limbed propeller, built from
a design of F. A. Ballln, for Robert In
man. It is a very pretty boat and is
equipped with triple-expansion compound
engines which will drive it through the
.water at torpedo-boat speed.
The O. R. & N. yards in North Port
land were being cleaned up yesterday
preparatory to hauling out the Willam
ette River steamer Modoc, which will
tike the place of the Ruth on the ways.
When the Ruth was hauled out for re
pairs, made necessary by a Willamette
River snag, she was given a pretty thor
ough overhauling and the Modoc will
now receive the same treatment. All of
tho boat-builders are figuring on new
craft of dlfferont sizes and types for va
rious trades In this vicinity, and the out
put of the yards for 1902 will probably
exceed that of any previous year. Somo
complaint is heard of a shortage of help,
rnd any man who knows anything about
boat-building need not long be out of
work at the present time.
JuiIrc Hnnford Malceii Another De
otfelou Favorable to Tujf boiitinen.
Judge Hanford, of Seattle, Is the tug
boatman's friend, and few indeed are the
tjrlvage cases which come before him
that do not prove remunerative for the
men on tho rescuing vessel. The latest
decision made by Judge Hanford was in
the case of the steamer Washtenaw and
tug Pioneer against the steajner C. D.
Lane. During a storm near Cape Flat
tery, In December, 1000, the Washtenaw
found the Lane In a waterlogged condi
tion about two miles from shore, and in
imminent danger. The collier gave her a
line and made an attempt to tow her,
but the lino broke. The C. D. Lane was
obliged to anchor and the Washtenaw re
turned to the Sound and sent the tug
Pioneer to the rescue. Judge Hanford, in
giving judgment In the case, severely
condemned the carrying of Insecure tow
ing lines. The Judge found that the
Warhtenaw did not render salvage serv
Ice. but was to be rewarded as a mes
senger; that the Pioneer gave meritorious
serlcc and earned reasonable salvage,
and the Wanderer, which also wnt to
the rescue, although not exposed to risk
as she did not go outside the Straits
was also entitled to a reasonable allow
ance. The awards were as follows: "To
tho" Saginaw Steel Steamship Company,
J1C00; and to the captain of the Washte
naw, 5100; and to. each of the other mem
bers of the crew, $10: to the Puget Sound
Tugboat Company, $2500; to the captain of
the Pioneer, ?300: to the mate and chief
engineer. $200 each; and to each of the
BIO FLEET MOVING.
Eleven Vcnsel Crossed Out of the
Columbia River Yesterday.
Steam and sail vessels carrying a total
of nearly -tO.OCO tons of Oregon products
crossed out from Astoria yesterday, and
three other big thips came in for cargoes.
It was the nearest to a clean-up of the
stormbound fleet that has been made for
several weeks, and had there been a suf
ficient number of pilots, every vessel that
was ready for sea would have crossed
out. The fleet commenced moving at 31
o'clock, when the coasting steamers Alli
ance and George W. Elder crofted out.
fol'.owcd by the barkentln Addenda,
bound for Valparaiso. At non the big
steamship Pembrokeshire, which has been
delayed for several weeks, undergoing re-
airs, rtarted cut, and with her went the
stcamrhlp Hatasu, for "Vladivostok;
Rlcckl-raes. I rby, Cambrian Warrior, LI ta.
for Qucenstown or Falmouth for orders,
and the Bertha, for Hamburg direct. Two
hoirs later the big German bark KenbeK,
the isj-gest siller In the port, crossed out.
Whiie the pilots were sailing this fleet
out the tugs brought In the British ships
B.ti.kielgh and Sierra Ventana, whlcn
have been In the offing for several days,
ard the French bark Bldart, which comes
"rom Nantes in ballast. The Banklclgh
ri'l Sierra Ventana arc both under char
vjr. but the Bidart is disengaged.
THE WANDERER CHARTERED.
Grain Freights Ifljrucr Oat of Tn
coam Than From Portland.
The British ship Wanderer, which has
been lying idle at Port Townsend for the
past three weeks, was reported chartered
yesterday, at 27 shillings, to load at Ta
coma. As a number of near-by ships have
been offering at Portland at 26 shillings
within the past few days, it is apparent
that some shipowners have a preference
for this port, and up to date Portland Is
the only port on the Pacific Cewst where
a imiall ship has been chartered this sea
son as low as 23 shillings. The situation
In California remains practically un
changed. There is stm a fleet of over
W.O'.'O tons net register waiting for busi
ness, and a fleet nearly as large in port
under charter. The charter of the 'Wan
derer on Puget Sound leaves the steamers
Wllhelmlna and Folmlna alone on the dis
engaged list. The Pax and the Lord
Shaftesbury are still disengaged at this
port. Lumber freights are quoted by San
Francisco brokers as follows:
Sydney. 3ss 9dtfj41s 3d; Melbourne or Ad
elaide. -iGs M'vufe; Port Plrle. 46s 3d; Fre
mantle, 57s GdftGOs; Geraldton, 7s CdfiOHs;
Suva, 5055Ts; Noumea. 47s fdi."0s; Wesi
Coast. 50sPI52s Cd, Plsagua Range; Callao
Range. 50s52s Cd; Guayaquil, 52s CdliOOs;
Guaymas or Santa Rosalia. 586 S 50: Ha
waii, $7 ?Aii$: Buenos Ayres, 00s: Hong
Kong, 37s Cdif?52r. CI; Shanghai. 40?ffc!s ;a;
Kaio Chow or Wei Hal Wei. 17s Cd8:
Japan. 37s Cdf&ISs 6d; Manila. 4Ssf752s Cd:
Port Arthur. 47s 6d560s; Taku. 47s Gd?52s
Cd; Niu Chwang. 47s Cd52s Cd; Calcutta.
G5i7tu; Vladivostok, 42s CdCH5s; South
Africa, C."Q70s, as to port; U. K., C&STcs.
KEEIi V.'ILL RE LAID TOMORROAV.
Xew Stcnmrr to Re IV.cil a a Tender wa" twwr Santa Anna for San Fran-
I clco; teamer Newport for Quadra Bar. Ar
te, mi Alaskan Cannery. r:ved-Stoamor Meteor, from- San Francisco;
ASTORIA, Feb. 22. On Monday the keel neamcr Kxce'.slor. from Valdc. Sailed Feb.
will be laid for the steamer to be built : 21 Schooner Alvena. for Tacoma.
for J. T. Barron, of Portland. The di- New York, Feb. 22. Sailed Graf Walderse.
mensions of this boat will be: Length. S5 J for Hamburg; Kalferln Maria Thereto, for
fct; beam. 20 feet; depth of hold. si j Genoa.
feet. Sh will also bo used as a tender for Antwerp. Feb. 22. Arrived Tlj;cr. from
an Alaska cannery. The same boatyard Portland. Or., via St. Vincent. Salled-Vader-
has also a contract with the Government land, for New York.
to construct three center-board sailing
boats. 18 feet In length, for us at different
lighthouse stations along the Coast,
Antelope Under Charter. '
The schooner Antelope, which arrived
In yesterday from San Francisco, is under
charter to the Columbia River Packer?
Association, to take a cargo of supplies to j
.is jiu-iv i.ui..
Steamer Alarm I.ncnelied.
The steamer Alarm, -built by Richard
Leathers for the Columbia River Packers
Association, was launched this afternoon,
and wiil be pd as a tender for its Bris
tol Bay, Alaska, cannery.
"Worlc on Sunken Ilenrletle.
Another effort was made Inst night to
pump out the 6unken French bark Hcn
rlette. but it proved unsuccessful. The
bar tug Wnllula assisted the steamer
Hercules in furnishing steam for the
pumps, and the after end of the vessel
was afloat several times, but her for
ward part would not lift.
" Released Front Quarantine.
PORT TOWNSEND. Feb. 22. The
steamer Excelsior was released from Dia
mond Point quarantine station this morn
ing, all the crew being detained at the
quarantine station except Captain Moore.
The report previously sent out, that she
did not land passengers and freight at
Valdes, was Incorrect. She landed every
thing before the tmnllpox case was dis
covered, and she was sent back here, but
was not allowed to bring any pasrenger.?
save the five who had boarded the vesj-ei
on her arrival north.
Captain Moore reports a rush from Val
des to the Ciustachina country, and that
over 00 men with big outfits have started
over the glacier, and more are preparing
to follow. Reports from that country
brought out late in the Fall were most
favorable, and many who are returning
are old-timers. The weather at Valdes
thus far during the Winter has not been
very severe, but the Miowfall has "been
remarkably heavy there, 23 feet having
fallen already, which breaks the record,
and It is probable there will be 13 feet
more before Spring opens up.
Quiet Water Front.
The French bark Asle was moved up
from Davldge's dock yesterday and the
work of repairing her will commence to
morrow. The British ship Conway ar
rived up yesterday afternoon. These two
vessels were the onb' ones of the grain
fleet in the harbor that were moving yes
terday, and matters were very quiet down
on the front. The Thyra has about com
pleted her outward enrgo, but as she is
not scheduled to sail until next Friday,
there is no rush about finishing her. The
Acme was loading lumber up at the Port
land Lumber Company's plant. The In
draveltl was not working.
WrecUnpje of Schooner Sighted.
NEW YORK. Feb. 22. Captain Belter,
of the Morgan Line steamer El Cid. which
arrived today from New Orleans, reports
that about four miles off Sea Girt. N. J.,
he sighted the wreckage of what appeared
to be a schooner or barge. The hull had
been cut in two as if by collision. On one
of the pieces of wreckage there were two
men. one of whom was sitting down,
dressed in oil clothes, and appeared to be
J . : , , , J
I LUMBER VESSELS TAKING CARGO AT EASTEUX LUMBER
Portland's grain fleet has made tho Oregon metropolis famous all over
the world, but the lumber-shipping Industry is, to a considerable extent,
under the head of new business. Tbe Pacific Export Lumber Company has
handled a large number of steamers in this traffic, but it Is a raro occur
rence to have more than one or two sailers loading at a Portland mill.
hurt or benumbed by cold, as he did not
move or show
er stopped her engines and a boat was
manned and swung over the side ready to
lower, when a big wave swept the two
men from the wreckage and they rose no
noinctlc and Foreign Ports.
ASTOUIA. Feb. 22. Sailed at 11 A. M.
Steamer Alliance, fcr San Francisco and way
port."; stcr.yr Oero. W. Eldc-r. for San Fran
cisco: Jiarkcntlno AuJcnda. for Valparal&o.
Sailed at 12 noon llrlttrh ship BlacKbraes;
British ship Irby; British bark CUtmbrlan War
rior; Gorman hlp LKa. for Qaeenstown or
Falmouth for orders: German bark B-rtha, for
Hamburc: British steamship Pembrokeshire,
for St. Vincent., for ecders; British steanwhlp
Hatasu. for Vladivostok. Failed at 2 P. IT.
Grrman bark Belnbck. for Qaeenrtown or Tal
mouth, for orders. Arrived at 0:30 P. iL
French bark BICart. fiom Nantes: British
bark Banklelsh. from Iliiayco; British snip
Sierra Ventana. from AdslaliJ. Condition of
the bar at 5 P. M., moderate; wind routh; '
weather cloudy. I
San Francisco. Fb. 22. Arrived at 11:10 A.
M. Steamer Fulton, from Portland. Sailed at
3 P. M. Steamer Columbia, for Portland.
Hoqulam, Wcsh., Feb. 20. Arrived Steamer
any interest In the ap- from Mr. Mills' view-point. The lecture of most nf thp .,,.. or(.hnr(1s of nrnn I
cr. The other was wac- will be delivered in the A. O. U. W. Hall. , In n rt,w W!lv -- ,. ' .
mivlni ms hpnflc 'I"lii MeSTTI- fnrrtav Bnnnnfl iil Tovtn. clmote hn. I ..... ...... .... ..... w. ...... ...t.ii.4t. i
Chehalls. from San Francisco for Aberdeen.
Sailed Feb. 21 Steamer Stquoia, from Aber
deen for San Francisco. Arrived Schooner It.
C Slade. from San Pedro for Aberdeen:
schooner J. A. Garfield, from San Francisco for
San FrancUco. Feb. 22. Arrived Steamer
Fulton, from Astoria. Sailed Steamer Iris, for
Astoria.; steamer Columbia, for Astoria; steam
er Edith, for Seattle.
Tacoma, Feb. 22. Arrived American pchoon-e-r
Alver.a, from San Pedro; American cchoon
or Philippine, from San Pedro: American
rchooner Golden Shore, from Honolulu, steam
er Washtenaw, from San Francisco. Sailed
American schooner Forester, for San Fran
cisco. Yokohama, Feb. 22. Arrived previously
Honr Kong- ll.iru, from San Francisco for
St. Vincent. Feb. 22. Arrived previously
Scsnstrls. from San Francisco for Hamburg.
I.H'crpool. Feb. 22. Arrived llelgenland,
from Philadelphia: Lucanla, from New York;
Cymric, from New York. Sailed TJmbrla,
for New York.
Havre. Feb. 22. Sailed La Bretagne, for
Liverpool, Feb. 22. Sailed Cevlc, for New
Sydney. N. S. W.,
New York, Fob.
22. Sailed Ventura, from
for San Francisco.
22. Arrived Zeeland, from
22. Salled-Etrurla, for Llv-
Seattle. Feb. 22. Sailed Ship
for San Francisco; steamer Dolphin, for Skas-
Enable Dominion Line to Announce
Vhn TrtrrCn!M 1tr innnnnrttB o rrtll(lT 1
Wf.0kiy passenger service between Boston
.,nd lvemort via Oneenslown thLs r.ea-
i son -nlllncs Suturdavs maintained bv
i their famous steamers. Commonwealth
and New England, and two new twin
f-crev- steamers the Haverford and Merlon
The Dominion line will also have weekly
fnlling.- between Montreal and Portland
and Liverpool, in addition to their Bo&ton
The Haverford was built last year, and
made her first sailing from Southampton
to New York In September. The Merlon
was launched last month, and Is now re
ceiving her boilers and englner. Both
were constructed by J. Brown & Co., Lim
ited, at Clydebank. They are sister ships.
11 (35 tnnt rrnss! leneth. KM) feet: hf-am.
j ZO feet, and depth of hold, 33.9 feet. Their
5-petd is about 15 knots.
They have spacious accommodations
for first-clnss cabin passengers In a deck
house amidships. They carry 125 saloon
and 100 steerage passengers. These, ships
also have large cargo capacity, and re
frigerators for fresh beef. The Merlon
will m.tke h"er first sailing from Boston
March 22, and the Haverford May X The
sailing day from Boston and Liverpool
will bo changed early in March from
Wednesday to Saturday.
PRAISE FOR ROOSEVELT.
Grand Army Post Thanks Him for
George Wright Post, No. 1.. G. A. R.,
has adopted the following resolutions:.
Portland. Feb. 21. To the President: At a
rtated meeting- of thin post, held Friday even
Ins. February 21, 11K2, the following preamble
and resolutions were adopted by unanimous
Whereas, The recent cxecutlvo order Issued
br President Roosevelt calls for the enforce
ment by Federal officials of the act of Con
gress giving veterans of the Civil War a pref
erence In appointment to Governmental pcwl
Wherea. This Is the only Instnnce within
our recollection that the Chief Kxccutlre of
the Government has appeared to make an
earnest effort to enforce iald law In letter and
In spirit; therefore be It
Resolved, That the thanks of this post be
tendered to President Rocevelt for his kindly
consideration In thus recognizing tho rights of
veterans under the law; and bj It further
Re?oled. That the comrades of this post feel
confident that President Roosevelt will enforce
the execution of said law should It become
mcojsary at any time to appeal to him from
Federal ofllclals who may neglect or refuse to
nmke appointments. In accordance with said
executive order. D. K. ILIFF, Commander.
Attest: KUSS T. CHAMUEKUIX.'. Adjutent.
Lecture on the Trusts.
Tuesday evening, February 25, the citi
zens of Portland will be treated to a lec
ture by the social and political economist
and platform orator. Professor Walter
Thomas Mills, president of the School of
Social Economy. Subject, "The Trust-
Its Economic Development and the Remc-
- Chicago's JVctv Lniv School.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.. Feb. 2. Presi
dent Harper, of the University of Chi
cago, has been In Cambridge conferring
with the professors of the Harvard Law
School regarding the new law school which
Is to be founded at Chicago. It Is under
stood that both Professor J. H. Bcalc
and Professor Samuel Williston have been
approached with a view to securing their
services at the Chicago Institution.
First Unitarian Churrh, corner Yamhill
and Seventh streets. The morning service
is at 31. The minister. Gcorgo Croswell
Cressey, D. D.. will apeak on "Washing
ton, the Man. and the Lesson of His Pa
triotism. Applied to toe Problems of To.
dav .'' Sunday school meets at 12:30. The
William G. Eliot Fraternity meets at 1,
subject, "Don't Worry."
Let others experiment, but as for your
self, take Hood's Sarsaparllla, It never disappoints.
1 dy." Tho subject will be treated entirely j date, and which became the nnrent stock
ginning at S P. M. Admission is free
SOME MORE FRUIT TALK
(Continued from -Page 0.)
whole successful and profitable. He had
what many a man lacks at the critical
time namely, the nerve to look his fail
ures in the face and to discount their ef
fect before they could impoverish him or
seriously impair his fortunes.
In the course of my long talk with Mr.
Stewart, reported at length In my letter
of yesterday, many Interesting facts in
connection with apple production were de
veloped, but nothing that interested me
more than tho story of how tho Newtown
Pipin. which is bo general a favorite on
the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, came
into Its very' great reputation. There are.
as the apple world knows, few places
where the Newtown can be grown to per-
fectlon. Everywhere in the Mississippi
Valley It Is a failure, and it is only here
and thcro in small spots an the Atlantic
Coast that It Is a pronounced success.
One of these favored spots is In Albemarle
County, Virginia, which has long enjoyed
a specially favorable reputation in the
Eastern apple markets. Some 30 or more
years ago an Englishman of rank found
his way into Albemarlo County, and being
greatly pleased with the quality of the
apples which he found there, sent several
barrels as gifts to friends and distin
guished persona In England, among others
to Queen Victoria. The Queen acknowl
edged the gift In a personal letter, which
found its way to the Albemarle npnle
growers. who made It a point each year
thereafter to send her a large consign
ment of their choicest production, spe
cially polished and wrapped and packed
In varnished barrels. Whoever came Into
hospitable contact with Queen Victoria
' ior a lon8 series of years was more than
UKCiy 10 ue given opportunity 10 sample
I her American apples, and thus it came
' about that the Newtown Plpln or the 1
Albemarle Pippin, as It Is commonly called
In England grew Into a great and spe
cial fame, which lasts to this dny and
helps to make the fortune of the apple
grower of Medford and other apple dis
tricts of Oregon. And this fame is not
ilktly to suffer In the hands of our peo
ple. The Newtown Plpln of Albemarle
County, fine fruit as It is, is no match
for the Newtown Plpln grown at Metl-
j ford or Hood River and at some other
places In this sjate, and already, when
compared with the Oregon product. It
ranks as second class in the markets of
the J?ast and of Europe.
Mr. Stewart believes that he has a
very curious historical connection with
the horticulture of pioneer Oregon, though i
he was wholly unconscious of it until
after his first visit to the state In ISM.
In the coure of his examination of the
early orchards In the Willamette Valley
and of Southern Oregon In that year he
was surprised to find a range of varieties
familiar to his youth, and which, so far
ns his knowledge goes, wero never propa
gated excepting In his father's nursery at
Qulncy, 111., In the early '40s. The history
of these varieties Is a peculiar one. The
elder Stewart was a pioneer In the nur
fiery business In Illinois, and found It dif
ficult to keep up his stock In a country
so far from the sources of supply. On
one occasion he commissioned a neighbor
who was going to Onio, then a relatively
new country, to bring him a new stoilt
of scions, and as a result got a ejuan
tlty of seedlings which had been devel
oped In Ohio by settlers from New Eng
land. From this Invoice he produced a
stock of trees of a kind never, to hla knowl
edge, propagated by any other nursery;
and it was these varieties which Mr.
Stewart encountered here In 1SS1. ao great
ly to his surprise.
Upon his return to Illinois he
spoke of the matter to an old
man who as a youth had been in his
father's service, and got what may be an
interesting historical fact. It "appears
that some time In the MOs a man from
Missouri, whose name was long ago for
gotten, came to the elder Stewart's nur
sery at Quincy and bought a general as
sortment of fruit trees, which he intend
ed to take across the plains to Oregon.
They were packed with great care .or
tho Journey In a wagon bed. Mr. Stew
art has neither names nor dates In con
nection with this incident, but he is con
vinced that this wagonloctd of trees was
none other than that which Seth Lowelllng
brought across the plains at a very early
In the above picture, the British ship Fulwood is loading for Callao, the
Star of Germany for tho Orient, and the Forest Home for San Pedro. The
latter Is a new four-masted schooner of modern type and will carry near
ly 1,000,000 feet of lumber.
for the presence In all our old orchards
of the varieties which were familiar to
his boyhood, and which, as above stated,
were the special product of his father's
The facts are certainly interesting
and ruggestive, and it would be worth
the while of some enthusiastic historical
student to run them down. No other in-
cldent in connection with the pioneer in-
dustry of the country is more Interesting
than the Lewclllng enterprise, and any
new fact In relation to It Is worthy of
record. I suggest that the point be taksn
up by the State Horticultural Association
and fully Investigated.
Of course, all the horticultural energy
of Southern Oregon Is not centered In tho
Medford district, nor Is It limited to the
apple and the pear. The country about
Ashland has long been famous for Its
peaches. Peach orchards, both old and
new, abound in that region, and I know
j of nothing prettier than the many planta-
Dissolution of Copartnership
This great sale will be continued throughout the week. Enormous
reductions are crowding our store with eager buyers. With the repu
tation for high-grade merchandise which we enjoy, the prices we quote
below look little indeed. Their smallness, however, can best be ap
preciated by a personal inspection of the goods on sale. Country
orders received to March 1, will be filled at SALE PRICES.
LOT NO. 1 Men's vici kid,
patent leather lace shoes, latest toes, single
soles, values $4.00 and So.00;
LOT NO. 6 iMen's enamel, box calf or
vici kid lace, newest toes, hand-sewed
double soles, value $5.00 and Q) j C
$6.00; now mst1
LOT NO. 14 Men's patent leather and
calf lace shoes, sizes 5 to 6 and 9 to
were from $3.00 to
LOT NO. 23 Brennan & White's cele
brated steel shod school shoes:
Boys' sizes, from 2 to 5 $1 .95
Youths' sizes, from 11 to 2 $1.70
LOT NO. 34 Ladies' satin one-strap san
dals, French heels, colors pink, blue,
yellow, lavender; were $3.50;
Notice Contract goods excepted during this sale.
Bet. Morrison and Aider
tlons which checker the mountain sides
to tho south an-l west of the city. Already
the supply far exceeds the domestic de
mand: and from orchards already planted
there Is destined to come a product great
enough to make a place for Itself in such
' markets as It may be able to reach
There Is however, this serious fact in
connection with peachgrowlng In South
ern Oregon, namely, that for all Its ex
cellence on account. Indeed, of jts pe
culiar excellence the Oregon peach Is not
a good shipping fruit. If It had the tough
skin and the fibrous pulp of the Sacra
mento peach It would not be so luscious,
to good to eat from the hand, but it would
have better carrying quality, and there
fore have higher commercial value than
It Is. There Is probably
future for the Southern Oregon peach,
but It Is one limited to such markets a3
may be reached by a brief car
riage. In the cities of the Pacific Coast
the Ashland product Is not likely to find
a serious rival, but its field is in these
relatively local markets. The Southern
Oregon small fruits are, like the peach,
of unique quality. They grow with sur
prising vigor and In surprising quantity.
Their flavor is unsurpassed. Comparison
of the Ashland strawberry with the Cali
fornia strawberry. fr example, puts the
latter wholly In the shade; but the con
dition which establishes the quality of the
Ashland fruit Is as well the condition
which limits its commercial value. It Is
too juicy, too rich, too Intrinsically good
to stand up under stress of time and
change of temperature; therefore it will
not bear long-distance transportation. Its
market must be fo.und near at hand In
San Francisco, Portland, Seattle and else
where near home. A. H.
Mr. Pratt's Side ol tlm Cane.
PHILOMATH. Or., Feb. 21. (To the Ed
itor.) An article published in The Ore
gonlan of January 29, relative to a decision
I of the State Board of Education on the
appeal of Mrs. Jennie S. Pratt from the
ruling of the County Superintendent of
Benton, is so misleading in Its character
; that It seems but just that the plain facts
I in the case be made known. The author
I of sa,t' article would make It appear that
-,Irs- ratt ,lad petitioned for special ra-
vors nt ine nnneis oi ine ataie lioara
when such intimation Is very far from
the County Superintendent's answer to the
same. Believing that she should not have
been required to write on written arithme
tic, petitioner asked to have examination
in same set aside and a re-examination in
arithmetic granted. In view of the fact
that tne decision of the State Board or-
the truth. No "special examination" was in the stamps docs not do away with one USl&ilVg&t1?t i!K.if
agreed upon between County Superintend- of the greatest sources- of danger to those cure. Iryouhareuten merrnrr. Iodide potash,
ent and petitioner at the August exam- who Insist on moistening stamps with jjndstuihaTo aches and pains. Mucons Patches in
inatlon. Neither was there any mention their tongue. ?&n"?Sn1S?iSplScst??ppg5.OI?S!5
of a "special examination" made In petl- or eyebrows falllngtout, it. Is this secondary
tJofor'f nrnfrf tn tVio cjr,f. TJmi ... in ..... ..T-..n. c? . it . -w-r r,n...n W.OOD POISO.N that ire eiinrnnteo to
ww... o ..... v. iu !. .-."i, ""--". " llllii itivcjva o.iiii linixij auuic
box calf and
LOT NO. 5
were $3.50 and
steel buckle and bow ornaments,
latest styles; now
LOT NO. 11
shoes in vici
WIDTHS ONLY, were from $3.00
to $5.00; now
LOT NO. 56
sizes 12 to 2;
LOT NO. 55
shoes, sizes 9
LOT NO. 54
shoes, sizes 2
Successor to Rosenthal Bros. & Co., Inc.
ders such re-examlnation. It Is difficult to
understand how the ruling of County Su
perintendent Is sustained. The last para
graph of petitioner to State Board Is as
"Wherefore your petitioner prays your
honorable board to set aside the exam
ination In the subject of arithmetic as de
scribed above, and that petitioner may be j
granted a new examination in the said
subject ns provided for In Rule 32, page
101', School Laws of Oregon."
It 13 true, ns set forth in the petition,
that the programme for examination pub
lished by the County Superintendent In the
county papers, the applicant was led to j
oeneve inai sne wouiu De exwmnea in
mental arithmetic and not written arith
metic, and some time after the case was
brought to the attention of the State
Board, she filed the supulcmental lead-
! lns' askin for a new examination In men-
ini uruuinenc. ai ine ncaring oeiore wc
State Board, her attorney applied to
amend tho said pleading by striking out
the word mental, and at no time elurlng
the hearing did Mrs. Pratt, through her
ctlorney. contend for an examination in
mental arithmetic or any other particular
branch of arithmetic. The evidence be
fore the board disclosed the fact that pe
titioner had been required by the County
Superintendent to write upon every branch
presecribed as a full day's work by the
State Board of Education, and then on
written arithmetic In addition. It doesn't
take a philosopher to understand that
this worked great hardship upon the ap
plicant, and she simply contended for a
new examination in whichever branch of
arithmetic the State Board should Indi
cate, which application was resisted by
the County Superintendent.
When petitioner prays to have examina
tion In arithmetic set aside and? new ex
amination granted, giving her reasons for
the same, and the examlnaUon Is granted,
as asked. It is difficult to see the "excep
tion In the case under consideration." Tha
decision orders a re-examination without
any mention of "special examination in
her behalf." S. I. PRATT.
Tlie Piano Xcxt Door.
My neighbor?, all musical, day after day.
.On that horrible Instrument ceaselessly play.
Tho youns ones play scalei and their elders the
Of composers In voyue at the various shops.
And If the whole family chance to go out.
Then the servants go In for a musical bout:
Thumping1 music-hall ijongs with an endlesi
As they roughly a.aault that piano next door.
If Indeed 'tis a fiend In that instrument dvella
And embitters my life with lt3 ear-ppllttlng
I'm unable to ray; but I think 'tis porsessd.
For by night and by day It Is never at rest.
And whenever I wake, be the hour what It
I am certain to hear It Impulsively play;
A succession of tunes It continues tu pour.
Till I audibly curse that piano next door!
Before I get up at high pressnire It goes;
It Ih tinkling away when I 3eek my repose.
Resources quite new it for torture reveals.
When, with wool In my ears, I am taking my
If I'd sit down to read or would work with a
With Us out-of-tune wlre? It accompanies etlll.
"Tls In vain that I threaten or meekly Implore;
It Is deaf, though not dumb that piano next
Of my once happy home It a mockery makes.
The anicnltiea out of existence It takes.
It Is spoiling a temper onci mild and urbane;
It Is making me I mmt admit It profane;
And, worse than all this (the whole truth let i
In dersa'r. It has led me to leam the trom
For 'tis only, mcthlnks, by that Instrument's
I can play down that noisy piano next door!
Danger cf Licking; 1'oKtage Stamps.
The London Lancet has an article in
regard to the danger of moistening post-
...... ...tfrV. 1m line a.. ...i.tA It-
age stamps are hantlleu and how they are
left lying about in all sorts of places. '
there must always be a danger of infec
tion from septic matter, so long as the
habit of licking them Is persisted In. The
Lancet claims that ca"Scs of blood pol-
soning have been directly traced to this
postal authorities do all in their power to
nrotect the pub.ic by the materials uved
to the Eaxt.
Lowest rates and most attractions via
the Klo Grande lines through Salt Lake
City and Denver. Through sleepers. Once
a week excursions. Magnificent scenery.
Before buying tickets, call at office. No.
124 Third street.
Ladies' fine kid or calf lace
shoes, hand welted, extension soles, kjd or
tips, latest toes; fiso
$4; now w$ I
LOT NO. 22 All our ladies' patent leath
er and fine bronze $5 evening slippers, cut
Ladies' button and lace
kid, all styles, but narrow
Misses' button shoes,
Children's button j
to 11; now
to 8; now
three lots are not complete in
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