8 THE. SUNDAY OREGONIAN, HORTtAND, AUGUST M 6, ,1905? i FOR PINGREE PLAN Mayor Lane Will Adopt It in . Portland. USE OF VACANT LOTS HERE It Is Proposed to Ask Owners to Permit the "Worthy Poor to Cultivate Them for Gar den 'Truck. Mayor Lane has about concluded to .adopt the Pingree .system in the matter of providing occupations for some of the deserving poor of the community, and to ask certain owners of available vacant lots for permission to use these holdings in connection with gardening operations on a small scale of those too old and in firm to earn a living through the ordin ary process of labor, and who have an aversion to entering any public institu tion of a charitable character. He says that it is his intention to sug gest the matter to some of the benevolent associaions and endeavor to secure their cooperation, and believes that under the climatic conditions prevailing In this neighborhood, in connection with the gen eral productive character of the soil, a man is competent to earn a good living by cultivating the ground carefully, no matter how old he is. "Any man is capable of doing a little work," said the Mayor in discussing tfrc subject yesterday, "and it does not re quire a great deal to keep thepe people . in ordinary comfort. I am sure there are lots of worthy people here who are ac tually suffering for the necessities of life because they arc too proud to solicit alms, and who would appreciate any ef fort in their behalf that would tend to enable them to earn an honest living without appealing to the cold charities of mankind." The Pingree system has been operated with gratifying success in a number of largo cities. It originated quite a while ago with Mayor Pingree, of Detroit. Mich., who applied it as a remedy to certain local conditions. In that particular instance, vacant lots were secured and planted to potatoes and other garden truck, and while there are no records of any great fortunes having been made, it is a fact that it was the medium by which the pathways of many deserving persons were paved with enough comforts td reward those who promulgated the idea. BAD RECORD Of MITCHELL KJTOWX TO TACOMA POLICE AS A PERSISTENT THIEF. Lady Gold Watch Found on Ills Per son la Supposed to Have Been Purloined. Investigation by the police has devel oped "what is believed to have been a remarkable plan on the part of pris oners in the City Jail to secure their liberty by assisting Francis Mitchell in his attempt to tunnel out of his cell, Friday night. It is believed now that he had friends in the cells below, and that they kept singing to drown any noise he might make while using a spoon to scrape the plaster from the floor overhead. Mitchell did not succeed in his at tempt to break jail, but it is believed that had he done so he would have also tried to liberate at least some of the prisoners on the ground floor. Mitchell was arraigned before Municipal Judge Cameron yesterday on a charge of lar ceny and was held to the grand Jury. Mitchell is believed to be a desperate and experienced roomworker. He was brought to bay by the activity of Head quarters Detectives Kerrigan and Snow, who arrested him early Friday morning arid locked him up in the City Jail. He was captured on a description furnished by the Tacoma officials. Mitchell was recently under arrest there. He was sentenced to the rock pile, but escaped. Detectives Kerrigan and Snow are now endeavoring to ascertain where and how Mitchell came into possession of a lady's watch, of the most delicate variety. It is a gold timepiece, and with it was a chatelain and a small pin. These were found in Mitchell's sock when he was searched at headquarters, and are believed to have been stolen from some room. They are being held for Identification. Information received from Tacoma yesterday by Detectives Kerrigan and Snow Is to the effect that Mitchell was a persistent thief there. He was ar rested for stealing goods from several rooms. He was known as LeRoy, and had given the police much trouble. Mitchell was associated -with a gang rounded up by Kerrigan and Snow Fri day, one of whom has been held to the grand Jury and the other two were discharged yesterday from the Munici pal Court and ordered to leave the city Immediately. X-RAYS KILLS SCIENTIST Mrs. Elizabeth Aschelm Exposes Herself Too Often. SAN FRANCISCO, Augr. 5. (Special.) Mrs. Elizabeth Aschelm, one of the most expert radiographers In the X'nited States, died at her home in this city two days ago. Mrs. Aschelm has been a noted experimenter with the X ray and it Is said her death was partly caused from too frequent exposure to the rays. Several months ago Mrs. Aschelm sustained burns that necessitated the amputation of her right arm. The opera tion was performed at the German Hos pital. Mrs. Aschelm began experimenting wltn the X-ray in 1894. Her laboratory at 611 Sutter street was among the most complete on the Coast. She -was a member of the Roentgen X-Ray Society and for a number of years attended to all the radiograph work for the United States Army. DOCTORS DO NOT PASS Big Percentage of Failures at Med ical Examination. Out of 58 applicants who took the ex amination before the State Board of Medical Examiners, early in July, to bo permitted to practice medicine in the State of Oregon, only 22 passed. The re port of tho State Board of Medical Exam iners was completed yesterday by Secre tary Dr Byron E. Miller. The examina tion was held in Portland at the Ys M. C A. headquarters. Dr Miller, who is of Portland, stated last night upon submitting: the report that .nearly alt pi thoso who failed were re-. cent graduates from medical colleges. He said the percentage of failure was "un usually large, which he attributes to the increasing' carelessness of the teachers in the colleges. He said that while many of the students who failed were good in Latin, many of them were very poor in spelling, and fell down on the simplest and easiest words of the English lan guage. The physicians who passed were most all old experienced doctors who have come to Oregon from other states. The State Board of Examiners is com posed of Dr. A. B. Gillls. of Salem, presi dent; Dr. H. E. Curry. Baker City, treas urer; Dr. Byron E. Miller, of Portland, secretary: Dr. W. E." Carll, Oregon City, and Dr. A. C. Panton. of Portland. Those who passed the examination were A. R. Douglas, F. H. Dannasch. C M. Erb, W. Gavey. M. J. Gerdes. J. A. Hafelstan. E. Kester. N. C. MacLafferty, B. G. Monkman, R. C. McDanlel. J. G. Ncwgard, A. F. Eether. T. A. Snook. 8. M. Wendt, J. C. Woodward, J. A. Mc II wain. G.'T. Midford, F. C Robinson, B. F. Roller, J. P. Walsh, J. T. Wood and H. B. Day. JOHN P. WELBES MISSING Ironmoulder. Starts for Portland and Disappears. John P. Welbes. of Russelvtlle. disap peared from his home on June 31 and. since that time no trace of .him has been founds On the day of his disappearance he left for Portland and was ieen by friends traveling In this direction but whether or not he reached the city is un known. Mr. Welbes was an ironmould er. was aynan of good habits and no cause can bo discovered for his disap pearance. He leaves at home a wife and two children, who would be glad to re ceive any information leading to a clew as to the fate of the husband and father. FAVORS FARMERS COMBINE Evening Star Grange Discusses This Subject and the Worm Pest. Members of Evening Star Grange. No. 27, Patrons of Husbandry, held an insti tute yesterday in their hall, on the Sec tion Dine road, in which the matter of farmers forming a combine and organiz ing a bureau of Information, and the worm pests were considered. J. W. Brock, acting as lecturer, presided in the after noon over the institute. C. JL Welch spoke strongly in- favor of the farmers of the state forming a combine in the sale and handling of their products, set ting forth that In this way they would get bettor prices. Others favored the plan. The "matter was continued for fu ture action. Arthur H. Nichols spoke on "The Worm Pest," and claimed that the present worm that is giving so much trouble was not the army worm at all, but the cutworm. He said that the army worm was longer and had yellow stripes on its body. C Milem, A. F. Miller, Mrs. Barbara Crom well, of Gray's River Valley, Wash.; Judgo J. F. Caples and others spoke. Mrs. Cromwell told of the experience of farmers in Gray's Valley, and said that she got much valuable information at the Government building on the Expo sition grounds", and recommended the farmers to go there for information. The discussion took a wide scope, and it was decided to continue it until next meeting, when all are Invited to come prepared to suggest remedies for the pests. Master J. J. Johnson presided. A banquet was spread at noon. Many vis itors from out of the state were present. PERSQNALMEJVT10N. T. J. O'Brien and family, living at GO East Ninth street north, have gone to Eeavlew for the oresent month. Edward Cerf and Miss Theresa Cerf ar rived from San Francisco yesterday and are the guesta of Mrs. E. Slchel. Rev. E. M. Bliss, pastor of the Fourth Baptist Church, of Albina. is 'spending his vacation at Alameda 'with his family. He will be absent for several weeks. James Cxaib. clerk of the East Side Court, is Hoendlnc his vacation at Mount Hood. The latest report from him was that he had shot a farmer's calf, mistak ing it for a white deer. John C. Shillock, an attorney of Minne apolis, and brother of Max M. Shillock, of this city, has decided to locate in Port land, and has opened an office in tne Washington building. Rev. N. Shuon. oresldlng elder. Portland district, was compelled to leave the Evangelical camp ground, at Jennings Lodec. Fridav, and return to his home in Portland, on account of slcknesa. Mr. Shuoo was fcellns: hotter yesterday and exDected to return to the camp ground, but not to participate in the meetings, as his health will not Dermlt mental strain. CHICAGO, Aug. E. (Special.) Oregon ians registered today as follows: From Portland M. M. Bryan. H. H. BHbr at the Auditorium; J. E. Lee. T. P. I Bacon, at the Majestic; E. M, Bain, at wie ajicii .-orincrn; u. M. -tJrusn, ti. tJ. Holmee. at the Palmer House. From Independence E. O. Blosoli, G. A. Rice, at the Morrison. From Toledo A. J. Stone and wife, at the Kaiserhof. ALASKA EXCURSION. $60 Round Trip $60 On the largest and best of Alaskan steamers, the Alaska Flyer, Jefferson, sailing from Seattle August 10, 9 P. M. Rates include everything. Phone or call for reservations, tickets and information at the Alaska S. S. Co., Frank Woolsoy Co.. Portland Agents, 252 Oak street. Phone Main S6. DAYLIGHT DOWN COLUaiBIA. Ob "T. J. rotter," Qhsph ef Klrer IioU. Don't MUs It. T. J. Potter sails for Astoria and North Beach as follows: August 8. 9 A. M.; August 9, 9:40 A. M.; August 10, 10:45 A. M; August 11. 11:50 A. M.; August 12. 1:15 P. M. Don't fall to see the Lower. Colum bia from decks 'of this magnificent boat. Particulars and G. R. it N. Summer book by asking C W. Stinger, city -ticket areat. Third and TVwhlngtpa rtrtett, Fortkai p t j John P. Well, of nuelviUc. MORE BUILDING ACTIVITY MUCH CONSTRUCTION WORK NOW OX AND MORE PLANNED. Many Thousand of Dollars Are Being Expended in the Erection of Business Structures. The following buildings are either under construction or the plan have been ' drawn: Tull & GIbbc. Seventh and Morri son. eIght-tory brick, 00.000. "WellB-Fargo & Co.. Sixth and Oak, elRht-Btory brick, $150,000. A. J. Glesy and T. Scott Brooke, Second and Stark, four-story brick, $35,000. E. E. Richardson, North Thirteenth and Johnson, four-story brick, $70,000. Concordia Club. Sixteenth and Mor rison, clubhouse, $40,000. -William Fliedner. Tenth and Wash Inirton, four-story brick. $60,000. Order of Elks. Seventh and Stark, four-story brick. $07,000. (Almost finished.) F. S. Harmon & Co., wholesale furni ture dealers, will ocupy a $70,090 four story brick, covering half a block on the south side of Johnson street, be tween Thirteenth and North Fourteenth streets, before five months have passed. This is in accordance with the terms of a real estate deal made iti the city during the past week by R. M. Wilbcr. who on Thursday last completed nego tiations with E. R. Richardson, a capi talist of New York, who has been look ing over many cities for real estate In vestment. On the samo day a contract was closed with the Harmon Furniture Company for the erection of a four story building to be used by it under a ten-year lease. The contracts for the construction of the building have al ready been let, and work will begin at once, the terms of the building con tracts calling for completion In four months from the date of commence ment. The new building will be a four-story brick structure, covering the entire half-block. It will have a full base ment two electric elevators, steam heat, electric lights and all of the latest and modern Improvements In the con struction of large manufacturing and business houses. Mr. Richardson, the purchaser of the property, considers that he has found a bargain. He has looked over the Held throughout the West, and has decided that there are greater opportunities for Investment in Portland than in any other city visited by him. OPPOSED TO A GUARDIAN Aged Oakland Bridegroom Says' He xCan Xrook Out for Himself. OAKLAND. Cal., Aug. 5. (Special.) William M. Belts, aged 7S years, principal owner of the Bctts Manufacturing Com pany In San Francisco, who on July 27 married his housekeeper, Mrs. Grace E. Forsythe, against the wlsnes of his fam ily, is preparing to make a determined opposition to the guardianship proceed ings Instituted by his son-in-law. A, H. McDonald. The petition for guardianship over the aged groom came up for hearing today before Judge Waste. Through Justice of -the Peace Robert Edgar, acting as his4 attorney. Belts filed an answer to the petition alleging that he Is perfectly com petent to look after hia own affairs and that he needs no guardian. The relatives are represented by Attor neys Gibson. Woolner and Ryker. They stated that the case would be hard fought, so Judge Waste granted a continuance until next Friday. Betts former wite. Mrs. Elizabeth Betts. died April 13 last. June 18 Betts was ap pointed administrator of her estate, which is valued at about 45000. The two chil dren, 3Irs. MacDonald and Percy G. Betts. assigned their Interest In the estate to their father. When It developed that the GRANDEST PANORAMA IN AMERICA. For a period of tnree -weeks the great snow-dad peaks of the Cascade Mountains l.&ve been obscured by an atmospheric haze, irhlcn has envel oped this whole country. These crest mountains. Ore in number, ranging from 10.000 to 14.500 feet high, are now visible and can only be seen from the top of the lewli and Clark Observatory, situated 1000 .feet aboTe the city. No stranger should miss this treat, which has no equal on the American, continent. Come and eat your lunch eon among the clouds, free from heat and nies, at the Observatory Cafe. 1 Take Portland Heights cars; get off tat Hawthorne Terrace; electric ele-Vator. ' elder Betts was contemplating marriage with his housekeeper the children rose up In protest. Finding that their protests were un heeded, they had A. H. MacDonald file a petition for letters of guardianship over the aged capitalist July 25. On the -following morning Betts obtained a license to marry Mrs. Forsythe and the cere mony was performed at the residence in Berkeley. The age of Mrs. Forsythe was given as ft years. TRYING TO COVER TRACKS District Attorney Suppresses News of Cotton Scandal Inquiry. OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash ington, Aug. 5-SInce the grand Jury In Washington began its Investigation into the cotton scandal, the court officials in the District of Columbia have become very sensitive. Several newspapers, thirsting for tho news, have made fran tic efforts to ascertain what was going on in the' grand Jury-room, and .some of them printed Trhat purported to be run ning accounts of each day's proceedings. This wont on for- several days, until the District Attorney made the rounds of the,! newspaper omces and warned tne Conors and correspondents that any reporter seeking to obtain information about grand Jury proceedings was in contempt of court, and that any newspaper printing the proceedings was alike in contempt. This warning had the desired effect; tho full reports of Jury proceedings soon ceased. This Is vthe- first time, however, that any effort has been made in Washington to Invoke this especial contempt law. During other sessions of the grand Jury, reports of the proceedings have been printed and nothing was said. But the men who are conducting me cotton in vestigation are very touchy lately, 'bo cause of the obstacles they are encounter ing. They axe especially Incensed be cause of two enormous bungles that wore made In allowing Chief Statistician Hyde to get away to Europe, and his assistant, Mr. Holmes, to hike away to Canada, be yond the reach of a subpena. By these errors the Government has lost two of its most valuable witnesses; possibly In tended victims, and this fact may acr count Xor the dlsgruntlemcnt of the court officials. Then, too. the papers were probably getting too near the. facta to suit the District Attorney. HE ASKS AID OF OREGON Jacob A. Riis Seeks Contribution to Neighborhood Settlement. NEW YORK, July 23. (To the EdltorO When last Winter I lectured In your great country, never dreaming of the shadow that was even then hovering over my home, 1 had so many proofs that your people on the Pacific Coast knew and loved her who was the soul and Inspira tion of all my work, that my heart was deeply touched. And now that wc are trying in my own city to rear to her sweet and wholesome life, ended upon earth a fitting memorial, I would that some 'of the bricks might be laid by the faithful hands that shook mine such a little while ago, an age though It seems to me. The managers of the Jacob Rlls Neighborhood Settlement at iS and 50 nry street have decided to couple her name with one of the two buildings, when they have paid off the mortgage of $30,000 which too long has crippled the work. When that Is done, more than $1500 a year which now goes for interest will be turnd Into the work that reaches 2C05 soul3 with sweetening touch In that downtown of New York where the home struggles with fearful odds in a tenement-hou?e environ ment that makes "all for unrighteous ness." We havc'already $7G03 in hand, and have high hopes of succeeding within the time set, viz.. before the end of the year. If any of our Western friends def Ire to help, checks should be made out to "Clara Field, Treasurer." and sent to 45 Henry street, for the memorial mortgage fund. And will you let me here thank your peo ple for the many messages of sympathy and friendship which I have been unable personally to answer? They did help by telling us that we are truly kin. being made In his image, and that therefore there Is no death, though the body perish. JACOB A. RI1S. The Looney Bull. JEFFERSON. Or.. Aug. 5. (To the Ed itor.) I wish to Inform the public that neither I nor any other member of our family bad anything whatever to .do with the publication M the article entitled "Bull of Base Birth In The Oregonian. July SO. A correspondent Informed me over the telephone that he wanted for publication J statement from both sides, and said that Mr. Looney would be In town In a short time to give his side for publication. I told him that I did not think I had any right to give any statement, as this was In charge of the American Jersey Cattle Club. I re ferred him to the resident director and told him to publish nothing unless fr6m this source. He expressed a doubt of getting V-e Information as I directed. I. too. was satis fled that Mr. Ladd would not consent to the publication I considered this a matter of latrrest to Jersey breeders alone and our family has tried to keep it from an eager, prying public I felt sure that the club would deal In perfect fairness and publish only what it saw fit. There is a mistake In this article. I never expressed to anyone a doubt whether the real . Golden J. Exile ever existed. I had proof that Golden J Exile was registered In August. 1003. almost a year prior to Sir. Looneys purchase of the Miller bull. I do not know what the writer means by "base birth." The Miller bull was a pure-bred A. J. C C., entitled to register. MISS LOU MILLER. The Oregonian printed the article complained of on Its own responsibility. It did not deem It. necessary to con sult the American Jersey Cattle Club or anyone else about Its right to print rthe story. Inasmuch as the matter, and the swindle It exposed, were of public Interest and Importance. Civil Service Examination. An examination for chief doputy In the City Engineer's office, together with in spectors In the water service, was held yesterday at the Ladd Schoolhouse. un der the auspices of the Municipal Civil Service Commission. There were five ap plicants for the position of chief deputy. i while only six presented themselves for i examination as water inspectors, a state of affairs that is puzzling- the civil service, officials. Tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock, the physical examinations for pump engineers In the water department will be held at the office of the commission In tho City Hall, and on August 11 the regular exam ination will take place. Janitor Charged With Drunkenness. C. F. Eastman, Janitor at the Atkinson School, was arrested by Policeman West last night at Seventh, and Hall streets, and locked up In the City Jail on a charge of being drunk and disorderly. Mrs. Eastman is the complaining witness, and charges that her husband has been guil ty of continual neglect and. abuse. The case will be called tomorrow morning be fore Municipal Judge Cameron. Go Slow, Says Mr. Goldsmith. PORTLAND. Or., Aug. 5. (To the Edi tor.) Noting the controversy In your pa per between tho Barber Asphalt Company and the Warren Bros. Company, relative to the merits of the bitullthlc pavement and the bituminous macadam pavement. I desire to warn the City Council and the Board of Public Works to be very careful and weigh this matter carefully before de ciding to opes this cl&M of improvement t to competition, for the following reasons: In the first place, the property-owners know, from actual experience, Jus what the bitullthlc pavement is and arc satis fied with It, but they do not know what the bituminous macadam is. Would It not be fair and the right thing for the Barber people to lay, at their own ex pense, one block of this pavement to show how it Is constructed and give the people a chance to see It? I have control of con siderable property, and from my experi ence, on a trip of investigation In' the East, of streets, spending considerable time and money to satisfy myself regard ing Just this thing, I am convinced that I do not want anything put down on my property but the bitullthlc pavement. The bituminous macadam thatt was used to patch Broadway In New York City was a complete failure. 1 Investigated tnis and know It for a fact. This Li covered in an article in the Municipal Journal and Engineer of May, 1. page 24t. I am de sirous of seeing fair play. I am also de sirous of having the property-owners get a dollar's worth of work for a dollar expended, and I do not believe, from my own observation.", that this Is possible with the bituminous macadam pavement L. J. GOLDSMITH. DAILY , CITT STATISTICS Marriage License. C A. Owens. 20, San Francisco; Nan Camp btU J. James Clemocs. 32. Los Angeles-; Ida Wa verlr, U. Charles L. Hanson. 43; Lel9 Thems. 30. Joseph Van BavcL 2S: Agnes Rlckards. IT. Erich Enqultt. 21: Ancle Esqulst. 20. John Leo. 53. Tacoma; CnroHne Leo. 43. TatrleJc Murphy; Loulea Bernard. 21. Srlvtster S. George. Seattle. 44; Anne Stoker. ST. Fred Wlemana. 23; Martha Sylvester, IS. Deaths. At County Caurthotue. August 4. George E. Uaherwoed. a native of England, aged 63 years. 3 months and IT days. At 410 East Eighth tret. August a, Mr Anna Dorothea Aerne. a native of St. Gael. Switzerland, aged 6T years 5 months and T days. At W)D Twenty-fourth street. August S. Louis Clark, Infant an of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Mack, a native of Oregon, age 3 ' month. j At St, Vincent's Hospital. August 3. Mrs. f Mao Pickings, a native of Oregon; aged 23 years. Births. At 323 East Weldler street, August 3. to the wife of Otto M. Eggerts, a daughter. Building Ferralt. C W. Gllmor., fowlhoute. Minnesota' ave nue, between Mason and Shaver streets. $150. Ileal Estate Transfers. a. 11. Heed to G. W. Cane, north half lots 16 and IT. block 3. Caste's Ad dition . P. j. C. Paulson and husband to J. S. Clenaghen et at. lots 13. 16. 23 and 26. block T. College Place 1 G. B. Preston ct al to A. Dawsett, 24 acres seotlon 15. T. 1 S.. R. 3 .... 1 The Title Guarantee & Trust Co. to K. Butler, lot S. btock 8. North Irvlngton N. Squires and husband to E. Cas well, lots 10 and 13. block 4. Gold smith's Addition F. M. Llchtenthaler to same, undi vided one-eighteenth Interest In same J. W. Llchtenthaler to same, all of same 4 H. B. McEwen and wife to E. Shaw, lot 2,. block -. Ravenswood J. Denholra et al to M. A. Peel et al. 573 300 400 200 730 230 300 S23 2,800 21.31 acres sections 24 and 23. T. 1 N.. n. 1 E W. T. Thompson et al to E. W. Mor rill, lot 22. De Laschmutt & Oat man's Little Homes Subdivision No. 4. section 13, T. 1 R, R. 2 E Sams to C A. Morrill, lot 23, same.. The German Savings & Loan Society to E. H. Werarne. lot 1, block 24, city .. IS, J. J, Hnhn et al to A. L. Rlndlaub. lot 0. block 2, Smlthson's Land Co.'s Addition 800 700 000 1 THINKING FOLKS need food that will keep brain and nerves well nourished else the" brain grows dull and tires quickly. Suppose you spend a few min utes studying the subject and a few days on an easy pleasant trial of GRAPE-NUTS food that will furnish a clean cut argument to drive the facts home. A strong, sturdy, money-making set of brains can be built on Grape-Nuts and trial proves it, There's a reason COST a little more than other makes, but last a lifetime. Special art styles and Weber Pianola-Pianos to be seen now at. our special downtown Fair Exhibit and Sale. Visitors are cordially invited. Special Pianola and Orchestrelle recitals every day. EILERS PIANO HOUSE 351 Washington, corner Park (Eighth) Street PIANOS L. ' Bennett and wife to J. M. Mc Kinney, W. Bybee and wife, D. L. C section 24. T. 2 N.. R. 1 W 1 Union Trust & Investment Co. to C. Martin, lot 6. block 3. Ivanhee 123 T. J. Hewitt and wife to C. Levy, C0x30 feet beginning in north line of Flanders. 60 feet west of Intersec tion of north Una of Flanders und west line of Twenty-flrst 4.000 The Alliance Truit Co., Ltd.. to A. Wetterborg. tract "J." Grovers Ad dition 1.CO0 L. Penman and husband to Mrs. E. C. Eastman, lots 1 and 2, block 4. Park Addition 300 A. J. Serene et al to C. Halverson, lot 22. block 24. Albina 2.000 J. F. Doneke to G. H. Ashley, lot S. block 1. Doneke 1,300 Sheriff to E. H. Marsh. 53 acres sec tion 13. T. 1 N., R. 2 E 1.8C3 Marries Girl He Eloped AVith. Josfph Van Bavel, 24 years old, who eloped from St. Johns with Agnes Pack ard, 17 years of age. and was arrested at Vancouver, Wash., settled the case by making the girl his wife. She is an or phan, and her sister. Mrs. Annie Nelson, signed a written consent to the marriage. The license was issued yesterday by Dep uty County Clerk W. G. Kerns. Four Structures Partly Burned. Fire, which broke out at 11 o'clock yes terday mcrnin--. partially destroyed a barn at CC3 Second street; the roof of the residence of A. J. Farmer, who is also ownr of the barn: the residence of Pe ter Taylor, at 227 Caruthers street: and the residence of John Martell. at 223 Ca "On the Road to Mandalay" Is not more beautiful nor picturesque, than on trie road to The Oaks Have a ride with us today along the hanks of the Willamette. 5 cents to the entrance, 10 cents to the grounds; and you need not go home till 1A.M. Why comment upon what we offer? More amusements than all the Coast provides. Something that big and little must enjoy, and an unequaled "Tavern" to delight the inner man. A band of artists led by D'TJrbano, himself a greater artist. A perfect resort, perfectly conducted, as the 0. W. P. & Ry. Co. conduct everything. Baths and Swimming Pool unexcelled. Dancing Pavilion with a floor of glass. A Japanese Tea House with its blend of Asiatic Imagery. A carnival of other features. Then, the event of all events. Two weeks, commencing Monday evening, August the 28th, Pain's stu pendous, thrilling spectacle, "The Last Days of Pompeii," and gorge .ous $2000 nightly display of Pain's Manhattan Beach Fireworks, rive acres of scenery, 400 performers, 100 artists. 3600, 9-ROOM HOUSE For S3SO.OO Rent Only t$3 0.00 Newly Furnished ' , Mr. Livingstone, who fitted up this place on the 1st of June has been called away from Portland. He put in Brussels carpets, handsome oak and mahogany fin ished furniture everything new, at a cost ' ' " of $600.00. He has turned the key over to us and said 'sell for $380.00. Here "is a snap for- somebody. Location, 41 N. 21st street. Apply to I. GEVURTZ & SONS; 1 73 First St. ruthers street. The origin of the fire la not known. Damage to the four struc tures will amount to about $3000. A SLAUGHTER OF PIANOS See announcement, "Used Pianos to bo Sold This Week," on eleventh page, thts Issue, for the most unusually low quotations on good used pianos which Ellera Piano House Is to sell or rent at once to make additional room for their great down-town piano exposition and World's Fair display. SPECIAL ALASKA EXCURSION $05. Steamer Cottage City, August 12. call ing at Indian villages, Skagway, Sitka, etc.. out 11 days. For full Information call Pacific Coast Steamship Company, 249 Washington street. Phono 229. CARD OF THANKS. We desire to extend our most heartfelt thanks to our friends for their tender sympathy and kindness shown us In our deep sorrow and bereavement. Very truly yours, MRS. GEORGE HOFFMAN AND FAM ILY. Many British skilled shipbuilders, till recent ly employed In the English naval dockyards, are. emigrating to the United States, where they hope to And employment In the expected expansion of the American Navy.