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THE SUNDAY OREGOXIAN, rPOKTliAND, DEOEM131SK 31, 1903.
WOULD ABOLISH IT
Annual Taxpayers' Meetings
METHOD IS ANTIQUATED
School Board Thinks It Should Have
as Much Power as County Com
missioners; and Bill Will Go
to Next Legislature.
Almost general dissatisfaction seems lo
prevail in educational circles relative to
the custom of holding annual taxpayers'
meetings for the purpose of considering
the tax levy and other matters pertain
ing to the local public schools. The sys
tem has been gradually growing in pop
ular disfavor, until the climax was
reached Wednesday night, when only 27
citizens, two of whom were women,
turned out to listen to the cut-and-dricd
Research among the archives of the
past indicates that the idea has been in
ogue a long time, although nobody ap
pears to fcnow Just when it originated.
Captain H. S. Alien, clerk of the School
Board, says it was in operation as long
ago as he can remember, and appears
to have been handed down from genera
lion to generation, as a relic of district
si hool days. According to Captain Allen,
it has been crowing worse each year, so
far Ins the identification of alleged tax
payers Is concerned, and a year ago,
when the question of Increase of salaries
among the teachers was discussed at the
annual meeting, the teachers themselves
arc charged with having participated in
the proceedings, and voted in a solid
body to raise their own pay, merely be
cause there was no way of telling who
Ras entitled to exercise the right of suf
frage. Bill lo Abolish Failed.
A bill to abolish the system was pre
sented at the last session of the legisla
ture, but for some reason or other never
became a law. An effort will probably
be made at the next meeting of the State
lawmakers to dp away with it entirely,
and also place the City Board of "Educa
tion under the jurisdiction of the munici
pal government. Many of those ap
proached upon the subject seem to think
that the educational department of the
municipality is one of Its integral parts,
sis much as any other Institution, and
should be properly recognized as such by
On the other hand, there are those who
claim that by reason of the local school
department being conducted as an inde
pendent corporation, it is practically di
vorced from politics. Its elections are
not held at the same time as other elec
tions, and even the boundaries of pre
cinct No. 1, embracing the city schools,
are not the same as those of the munici
pality. A. L. Mills, who was a member of the
last Legislature, was outspoken yester
day in his objections to the ancient sys
tem of holding so-called taxpayers' meet
ings each year. He seemed to think a
school board, composed of five competent
members, was just as capable of making
a tax levy for the city school department
as the three County Commissioners are
for Multnomah County, and this opinion
appears to be shared by the community.
Mr. Mills stated that a bill was intro
duced In the Legislature last Winter
abolishing the annual taxpayers' meet
ings, but somehow or other, he said, the
measure never reached a third reading.
Mrs. Sitton States Position.
Mrs. L. W. Sitton. chairman of the
City Board of Education, stated last
night thatshe was decidedly opposed to
holding the annual meetings, and charac
terized them as an offshoot of a system
prevailing among country villages in the
New England States. Directors I. N.
Flelschner and J. "V. Beach have like
wise expressed themselves against the
practice, while it Is believed Directors
Herman Wittenberg and Richard Will
iams are also opposed to the idea.
Superintendent of Schools Frank Rigler
is strong in his belief that the system
ought to be abolished, and in fact, every
official spoken to upon the subject ap
peared to feel that if the Council could
be intrusted with the municipal tax levy,
and the three Commissioners with the
levy for Multnomah County, the, five
school directors ought certainly to be
endowed with the exclusive right of fix
ing the rate for School District No. 1.
Clerk Allen ventured the statement
that in all his experience, covering a
period of many years, he never knew of
an instance where the report of the
School Board was not finally adopted at
these annual meetings, although occa
sionally some property-owner came pre
pared with a, speech in opposition.
NEW GAME IS GENTLE
"Ice Football" Has Xo Kicks and Xo
MINNEAPOLIS. Dec. 30. Special.)
That John Carstcns Invention "ice foot
ball" is a success was proved when the
Columbian lined up against a strong
picked team and defeated the latter by
a score of 10 to 0. This was the test of
the feasibility of the new contest and
the excellent results of the trial have
shown Its worth. Only 15-mlnutc halves
were played in the test game. One touch
down was scored in each half. Though
the Columbia came out with the score
and blanked their opponents, the game
was one of the most exciting ever played
in the city. Nine mon compose the Ice
football team and though the funda
mentals of the gridiron game are re
tained in Carstens game, the tagging
instead of tackling, and the use of the
list in punts removes the dangers that
straight football -would hold. None of the
Interest of the contest is lost-
DOLLAR'S CARGO SHIFTS
Alaska Steamer Compelled to lluu
for Xeali Bay Harbor.
SKATTI..E. Wash., Dec SO. (Special. )-
The steamer Harold Dollar, the tlrst boat
ti clear direct for Seward. Alaska, has
ber-n compelled to put back into Neah
Bhv to trim her cargo. She started out
with a deckload of lumber and ran into
The teeth of the same gale that sent the
Ill-fated Pass of Melford ashore on Van
After beating about off Cape Flatten.'
for two days, the cargo shifted and the
steamer was compelled to put back into
th straits for fcty. She ran before the
sxlc and got into Neah Bay without scri
ous damage, but it will require several
days to right her and enable the steamer
To start out again. She will probably
wait until the storm abates.
Second Man Causes Death.
LAKE GENEVA. Wis.. Dec. 30. (Spe
cial.) Louis Erb shot and killed his wife
at 3:30 this evening and then shot himself.
d-ing instantly. The couple had been
having domestic troubles'for some time
over the alleged attentions of another
man to Mra. Erb.
A rtner am I and a. lover bold.
And th earth Is my lady fair.
I love her In every shape and rulsfl
And I sine of her beautle rare.
I brave the. fierce rtorra on the mountain top
And hout to the sentinel pine.
Hurrah! hurrah! you are keeplnir the faith.
And Euardint this dear love of mine.
"With unowshoe and skeo and fharp te of
We fly like the swUt arrow by.
And race with the reindeer to lay at her feet
Our offerlnes. Old Winter and X.
Far out on the prairie and upland plain.
Where the wild Western winds blow free,
I watch brave Summer with flowers and grain.
Weave chapleta to lay at her knee.
The inland lakes in emerald, frame.
And margins of sllvccand sold.
Are mirrors whose Mlfelomr efforts -aro vain
To picture the charms they behold.
Old ocean In rasing In futile wrath
And lashlnc his waves Into foam,
Thouch iosslnc his Mercs and sifts at her
Alan! ho no farther can come.
And then under palms 'neath the South tra
She's a queen In a jeweled crown,
I worship all day and dream all tho night.
And treasure her veriest frown.
Irene Pomeroy Shields In Recreation Maga
zine for September.
High ride the Sun;
Alt day his couriers run
To pleasure me, to bring me forma and dyes,
Of flowers I love, to -warm
So bright he is!
Thoso lovely tints are his
That patnt the rainbow; roses. only slow
Because le made them so.
And planets wait his sign
For he Is strong;
And when the black clouds throng
To shroud his face, still, still behind their
The great sun doth not fall.
Nor ever ccaee the while
Thou art the sun:
Why shouldst thou le undone
Because of clouds? Thine own the generous
That lights thee: still the same
Though all the face of day
Thou art the sun:
Though clouds confront thee, nene
Arc thine One task thou hast, to shine
On worlds that darkly pine
Till all their forests spring
Mary Howe Tottcn in "Thorold and Other
Just by the Way.
The girl was christened Charity and theie
was no dl snarl ty
Between her name and nature, but I al
ways wondered how
Her parents. In her childhood, guessed tho
By which she'd be distinguished but I do
not wonder now.
"Lon suffering and kltjd" she Is. and of.
that moacst xnina sn if
That "vaunteth not herself" and thus my
.loan rrrarr fche TvlnB.
So senerous and forgiving, and to all my
faults so buna sue is
That. In my case, he "cevereth a multi
tude of sins."
Much undeserving blame she bears In fact.
not fha nom, Mhe heAr
That once I asked her how her parents made
"Not prophecy at all.' she said. "The nam
I got when small." she said.
"Just meant that I 'began at home.' an
babies should," she said.
The National Kntblcm.
Dear, starry Old Glory.
The pride of the air;
Wherever we look
We see It float there.
The emblem of liberty,
Whef'cr it may be.
Our National pride
The pride of the - free.
When called to arms.
What a woul-thrilllnc sight.
To men ever ready
To battle for right.
To fight for one's flag
Brings a feeling of bliss;
There Is no other
Such emotion as this.
When the Nation Is fired
With war'fl real alarms.
Every llberty-lovlng citizen
At once springs to arms.
He'a a base traitor.
Who'er he may be.
Should he ever prove fale
To the flag of the free!
That bright, starry banner
Forever -will wave.
O'er the land and the sea
And Americans brave!
W. O. Smlthers In Brooklyn Eagle.
CHICAGO, Dec. 4. Special corres
pondence.) John R. "Walsh's exit as
a banker today was accompanied by
many pathetic incidents at the magnifi
cent bank building in Monroe street,
which he had erected but a few years
"While the draymon were shouting their
orders and tugging at the mahogany
desks that Mr. Walsh had used so many
years In the bank structure, the financier
walked nervously up and down the mar
Occasionally he glanced over the exqui
sitely decorated walls and the elaborate
marble adornments and. like the Moor
of Granada, heaved a sigh, as he turned
his back on the tender associations re
called by the walls and the office fix
tures. Clerks Grasp Ills Hand.
Mr. Walsh, if a hard man. did not show
it today. Many of the clerks In the big
bank, who had never spoken to him and
who knew him only as the head of the
institution, had the pleasure of grasping
the fallen banker's hand.
Mr. Walsh, after the last vestige of his
office furniture had disappeared through
the corridor, sullied with grimy hands
for the first time since its polished sur
face brightened this office of many mem
orable conferences, walked sadly and
alone out into the main room. He looked
down at the floor for a few minutes, lost
in deep thought.
Then he drew his head back, and In the
movement there was the momentary
flash of the old indomitable spirit. His
lips were pressed tightly together for a
moment, and then a smile relieved the
Wishes Them Merry Christmas.
For the next few minutes many of the
clerks were treated to a surprise wholly
unexpected. Mr. Walsh walked down
along the line, grasping the hand of each
employe. To all he spoke a few words
of cheer and wished them all a. merry
Christmas' and happy New Year.
Tears glistened In the eyes of several
f nni' mfn -hev bMieW the suf
fering of their chief, which he was so
well concealing. One boy. who had never
spoken to Mr. Walsh before, broke down
when the fallen leader took his hand and
spoke to him tenderly. The youth turned
his face away. and. as Mr. Walsh passed
on to the next clerk, drew a handker
chief from his pocket and dashed away
JF. D. Kellogg. Mr. Walsh's 'private sec
Thoec MIrty Blue Eye.
Fhe sold me a book, and I do not know why;
She told me a book I ha4 sworn sot to buy;
I declared up and down I would .not even
Hut I bioke my resolve and she sold rae her
She was such a sweet las jo unwitting and
With a wealth of dark hair and a fetching
blue rye. -
And I frowned, upon her with a threatening
But she paid me no heed only took out
X had .sworn not to look, but the told e a
Of a mother bedridden, so won and so frail.
And of sisters and brothers, so young, to
And herself all alone, for dear father was
Quite unfitted she waa for the winning of
Father had been so good, hut dear father
And the fortune they'd cause to believe had
Well a rascally partner; you know how It Is.
So the bread must be won, and the, rett
were so young.
With the mother bedridden some lesion of
But of course, if I chow, ane would never
And her eyes shone with' tears like two stars
through a mist.
So she sold me the book, and the reason Is
She would sell me another It she came again:
But they tell me dear father ts hearty and
Content to be dead for the sake of a sale.
And the bedridden mother, to feeble and
As she said. Is bedridden but only at sight;
And ther are younger children, all crying
But all he knows of them is what she has
So she sold me and sold me hr book it Is
But here, all alone, for mr life I can't tell
If it was her sad story I could sot resist.
Or her eyes that shone wet like two stars
through a mist.
J. W. Foley in New Tork Times.
Great forests darkly loomed above
Our central shrine, the enooinouse ccar.
And o'er dim paths cur youthful love
This center sought from far and near.
One little square behind It lay
Where. Year bv rear. In creamy white.
The mandrake bloomed In sunny May.
And veiled Its apples from the ucnu
No thieving Angers stole beneath
The pale umbrella, pearled with dew.
For legend told us certain death
Lurked where the yellow mandrake grew.
One happy eve the teacher sM.
"Tomorrow brings great freedom's day.
And you may have two hours Instead
Of one in which to romp and play."
There was a lad of sunny hair
And eyes like heaven's dlvlnest blue,
"Who thought these hours some sign should
Of how the Nation's freedom grew.
He led the two-soofe boys and rirls
In marches through the sylvan nhade;
The SUra and Stripes his hand unfurls.
His step the drum-beat measure made.
Then, halting round the mandrake bed.
In faultless accent, alow and strong.
The declaration, grave he read
The echoing words Its truths prolong.
"Now to the feasst!" our leader cried.
"No poison in the mandrake when
Brave patriots its sweets have tried.
Fall to. fall to. my merry men!"
The tiny field of tempting gold
Was stripped, of beauty, and we know
.Had the fruit's poison been ten-fold
No patriot would have feared the foe.
Later, when war's grim clarion called,
lTh lad, with eyes of hearenly blue.
By. Ouijers,.awful mountains walled.
Faced -death, -and victory's bugle blew.
Jane X. Patterns' In Boston Transcript.
Hew often In your Ironings do yeu hear the
Of some disheartened brother that he "got in
That with the world against mm. it wan
hard to win.
And silver lining to the clouds was only tin?
How often have jou heard him tell that he
The only target In the world that ce-uid be hit?
Tou tell him. you juft tell him. It he makes
With a persistent effort he can get oat rlcht.
The growling, carping pessimist It "all In
With weary, whining waitings as a chronic
It's enough U draw a swear from a good old
To hear him chanting dirges' In as Icehouse
An atmosphere of indigo I always Ms.
And funeral lineaments adom his phiz.
He Is the fellow ought to with his btaUln
Tell his troubles to policemen and get la
right. Harry S. Chester.
Quits His Old Stronghold
retary for the past six years. lost his
voice entirely as the partings were being
spoken. He had superintended the re
moral of the office fixtures until he saw
his employer taking leave of the old em
ployes. Kellogg. In a choking voice, said:
"It's too bad too bad! He's feeling
this thing very deply. but he's covering
it up. It would make any man feel badly
to walk out of a building like this and
feel that It was lost to him. even tempo
rarily." A party of clerks gathered about the
door and expressed themselves freely.
"He'll show 'em a trick yet before he's
done with 'cm." said one of the boys,
who had just opened his envelope and
found a Christmas present there In the
shape of a $10 bill. ,
"If they think they've got the old man
in the ditch for good thcj're badly mis
taken." said another, as he unconscious
ly doubled up his fist.
"Yes, and It won't be two years either
before they find It out." said another In
a husky voice
Mr. Walsh, while waiting for his car
riage, walked across the floor, apparently
realizing that It was the last time and
looked out through the great doors which
had been swung shut. He whirled around
of a sudden, ran his long, bony fingers
through his hair, as was his wont when
solying some Intricate financial puzzle,
and then walked back to the old office,
carrying himself erect and stepping firm
ly. He refused to acknowledge defeat,
even when they were moving him out
with drays and vans.
Walsh's One Hope.
Mr. Walsh waited until after he was
Informed that the drays had started
across the city with his office fixtures
before he put on his coal and walked sad
ly from the place. He was drlrcn to the
Grand Central railroad station. Harrison
street and Fifth avenue, where are locat
ed the general offices of the Southern In
diana Railroad, the 6ne hope of the tem
porarily vanquished financial leader of
the Middle Wet
Mr. Walsh has maintained for several
years offices which occupy the entire sec
ond floor and a portion of the fourth
floor of this building, and it is here that
he will bun himself in his railroad ven
tures immediately. His chief clerk. .Mr.
Kellogg. Is the only one of the old bank
force that accompanies the fallen banker
and the retrenched railroad magnate.
"We will be at our desk In the Grand
Central station tomorrow morning, and
from that time forth we shall be glad to
meet the old friends." said Mr- Kellogg,
as the cabman gave him a budge and
pointed to the open door.
Awosg the personal effects taken from
The Sad Case or Percival.
Percival Peterkln Ptolemy Jones
Was his znaranta pride and only son.
And. as she suggested In dulcet tones.
Waa really a most remarkable one;
So when he yelled
His mamma would trot.
And she also ran
If to yell he forgot.
And she kept him In cotton batting. tyo.
As an anxious mamma, of course, must do.
Oh. be was a lulu, as every one owns.
This Terciral Peterkln Ptolemy Joaea.
Now, Percival Peterkln Ptolemy Jones
Was called by his mamma "My ownty tub."
But the neighbors fractured their telephones
By terming him through them, "That un
At six feet high
He wore knee pants;
He had but to yell.
And his mamma wculd dance;
And she wore herself both frail and slim
By running and Jumping and watting on him.
And did he reciprocate? I guesa not!
Does the kettle know when the water Is hot?
Well, his mamma died It was most unkind
And Percival wept, a tear or so.:
And the cause of his grief wasn't hard to
He was sorry, quite for himself, you
And they did not hang
His mamma's hope.
For they felt that he
"Wasn't worth the rope;
And he still lives on, as such things can.
Much more than a boy, much lesa than a
And the- neighbors say, as tbelr heads they
"Just give it a, same, and the whole talng
Just note the moral It's tacked right here
of Percival Peterkln Ptolemy Jones;
There Is a many a lad. oh. far and near.
Who a fool mamma to his sorrow owns;
He Is coddled and nursed,
He's his. mamma's bop.
But at -the end of It all
II is not worth rope.
Tou can't nurse a youth into being a man;
If you will not -whip, why, tne great world
The mamma may call him "My ownty son!"
Says the w6rld. aa it kicks nun. xne wa
of a gun!" ,
A, j. Watcrbouie in San Fraaclico CaU.
The Story of riaccr Dan.
"Ye talk of men's love for wlmmen-or paah-
un," said Placer Dan.
"But. fer love thet Is strong an holy, I bask
on man love tar man.
"D'ye know El Dorado Charlie, what opened
the Mohawk vein?
He" rich now lives in th city, as rides on
s, speshul train.
"He hedn't found no bonanza, them day.
when be used ter dls
Aroun' In th' hltls, promise's, ex pectin' te:
strike It big.
"An', likewise, he bed a partner by Bans'
o Chicago Dick.
Them two, they wux more than brothern.
never seen men so thick.
"Well, one day him an' his partner wux ridla
Death Valler way.
When, all on a sudden, Charlie, he finds It Is
time to pray.
"His canteen wux dry powder, an' - nary
a snrlnc In sight.
He knowed what It meant no water 'Mil
they hit camp thet nlxht.
"He never lets on. does Charlie (knowed
Dick hedn't 'neff fer two).
But Jest sets un In tb saddle. Says he. T
kin stick It through.
"He nachully keels right over; not makln
a mortal sound.
An. If his pard hedn't grabbed him. he sure
would o hit th ground.
"Well. Dick, he wus skalrt plum craxy,
What's matter, or pard!' saya he.
Says Charlie. "Git on t" water, and don't
waste no time on me.
Well, stranger. Dick held his partner up
stralcht on thet burro s back.
A-walkln along beside him, as leadln' th'
"It must o been three r four hours ntll th
tamo cum In sight.
Dick carried his pard to water an then he
give up th fight.
"When Charlie comes to. nex mornln, an
looks fer his pard again.
Dick lays with his dead hand clawin th
ledge o th' Monawit vein."
Louis J. Stellmann In Sunset Magazine,
In the long, long nights of Winter,
When the frost Is at the door.
When the wind cries round the casement
"Summer coram no more"
Memory, smiling, brings us treasure
From her store.
When the lonely storm, grown wilder.
Shrieks Its rune or death and fate.
"When misfortune's footsteps linger
Near the close barred gate
Hope, beside the hearthstone nestled.
Over road and doorway drifted
Heam the star dust of th? snow.
Tet we reck not since beside us.
In the firelight's glow.
Leaps the deep-eyed Love that all men
Fain would know.
Elizabeth Roberts MacDonald In New Orleans
the bank office to the railroad office were
several drawers filled with pay checks
and old papers of the Chicago ball club,
which Mr. Walsh owned for many years.
Many personal memoirs and notebooks
filled with data on financial projects and
industrial propositions were packed Into
the boxes, which filled two large vans.
Committee Votes Gifts.
The clearing-house committee, which
went into session at the bank early In
the afternoon, caught some of the pathet
ic side of the hour and Immediately voted
a Christmas present to the Large clerical
force. Every employe of the bank was
voted a gift, ranging from $3 to 330.
Technically this was put on the ledger
as nay for overtime since the clearing
house committee took charge of the de
funct banks, but It amounted to a visit
from Santa Claus. who was carrying out
the orders of the committee
Private-Depositors All Paid.
With the close of business yesterday
the deposits of the three defunct banks
were practically liquidated, with the ex
ception of the of public funds,
which will be left In the bank for the
present. There remained In the Chicago
National Bank last night less than SS59,
CttD of deposits.
These were !n the vaults the day be
fore, and Mr. Bosworth, the president
pro tern., resorted to his postal card ap
peals to get the depositors to come In and
get their money. So few responded to
the appeal yesterday that a second batch
of postal cards was sent out late In the
afternoon. The withdrawal of these
funds will practically wind up the liqui
dation of the deposit?.
Xo Hoik; of Home Rule.
LONDON. Dec. 21. (Spcclal. Sir Ed
ward Grey, the Foreign Minister. In a
speech last night at Emblcton. declared
there is no hope for home rule. If the
Uberals present a bill in Parliament sim
ilar to the measure of ICO. he declared it
would not even pass the House of Com
mons. New Zealand's Victorious Team.
LONDON. Dec 3S. Tho' New Zealand
football team finished its tour today by
defeating Swansea by to 3. This was the
visitors' 3rd game. The total number of
points is New Zealand Sid' and the United
Searches for Hate Violation.
GUTHRIE, O. T., Dec S9. (Special.)
Under orders ef the Department of Jus-
tJce. District Attorney Peck today set
exit letters to commercial ctefes in all
parts of Oklahoma asfcln-g particulars ot
uhs violations, of law by railroad, rata
rebates and general vfotatkm of the trust
laws. On such evidence states wll be
based and prosecution commenced.
KENTUCKY POLITICS WARM
Senatorial Combat in BlHCgrass State
LOUIS.1IXK Ky.. Dec 3X With the
closing- of headquarters here tonight and
the departure' of the chief figures in the
fight for the scat in the United States
Senate now held by J. C. S. Blackburn,
the center or political activity which has
attracted legislators and their friends to
Louisville during the past week will be
transferred over Sunday to Frankfort.
where the struggle In caucuses and per
haps on the Legislature floor will be re
newed early-next week. The three-cornered
fight for the Senatorial honor has
been -vigorously -waged for weeks. Mr.
Blackburn's opponents are Judge Thom
as H. Pa$-nter, of the Kentucky Court of
Appeals, and "V. B. Haldeman, of the
Ohio Legislature Begins.
COLUMBUS, Ohio. Dec si (Special.)
Caucuses were held this afternoon and
tonight by both branches of the Legisla
ture, tho Republicans, who have a. work
ing majority In tho Bouse, named CoU
Carmine Thompson, of Ironton. for Speak
er, i nc senate Is controlled by the Dem
ocrats, and In that body J. "W. "Williams
was chosen President pro tern. The Leg
islature will meet Monday, listen to Gov
ernor Hcrrick's farewell message and
then adjourn to Monday, January 8. when
Governor-elect Fattlson will ba Inaugu
rated. BOMB-WIELDERS HOLD CITY
Government Cannot Control Barce
lona Anarchists Who Kill.
BARCELONA. Dec 30. An extraordi
nary situation prevails here. The. city Is
terrorized by a band of anarchists and
bomb outrages, entailing losses of life.
take place at regular intervals. The ef
forts of the government to prevent these
have been Ineffectual.
Traffic Resumed on Bnllroads.
ST. PETERSBURG. Dec 30.-M. Ayk
rnoff. a member of the Senate, has been
appointed Minister of Justice.
Traffic has been resumed on the Mitau-
indau and MItau-Riga railroads at Bar
anovitch. Government of Minsk.
Troops restored order without bloodshed.
KIEPF. Dec 30. Passenger service has
been restored on the Southwestern Rail
road and freight traffic Is gradually be
Odessa Has Quieted Down.
LONDON. Dec CO. The Times, In Its
second edition today, publishes a dispatch
from Odessa which announces that the
crisis there Is over. Public sentiment has
cooled under martial law. two-thirds of
the strikers will be back at work today
and the majority of the leaders have been
Man Kills in Saloon.
DALLAS. Tex.. Dec CO. (Special.) E.
E. McDaniel. president of the Dallas Ab
stract Company, and prominent in bus!
ness and politics, was shot and killed to
night in a saloon by Elmo Trimble, un
til a few days ago employed in the ofnee
of the abstract company. The two men
quarreled over business affairs. Trimble,
who Is In Jail, claims to have acted In
.Toy Morton Will Recover.
NEBRASKA CITY. Neb.. Dec 30. The
condition of Joy Morton was such this
evening that Paul Morton, who arrived
today, left tonight for New York. Mark
Morton accompanied him to Chicago and
they are satisfied that their brother will
soon have recovered from his Injuries.
Judse DeHaven Gives Opinion.
SAN FRANCISCO. Dec. 30.-United
States District Judge DeHaven today, by
agreement of counsel. hAnded down a de
cree awarding the libelant $2761. of which
130 Is to be paid H. T. Payne, in the suit
of the Crescent City Transportation Com-
I Entrance No. 1621 First Street
Our spacious and handsome new offices will occupy the entire sec-
ond floor which we have leased for a term o years. We were com-
pelled to move from our old stand, owing to lack of office room and a
large Increase In our business.
"WoadcrrtU aad Marvelous Curen -rrlthOHt the aid of the knife; -rrltk-
eat the use ef polaeas or drugs.
OUR REMEDIES are harmless, composed of choice Oriental roots.
Z herbs, buds, barks and vegetables, especially prepared and Imported dl-
rect by us from China. We have on file at our of aces hundreds of tes
Z timonlals from well-known people, residents of our city and stat, that
our remedies have cured to stay cured.
: WHY DO YOU SUFFER
WHEN YOU CAN BE CURED?
Call and consult the well-known Dr. C Gee Wo. He will bo honest
with you. CONSULTATION FREE.
Patients out of the city write for blanks, book and circular. Inclose 4-
cent stamp. Address
: The C.,Gee Wo Chinese Medicine Company
FIRST STREET, PORTLAND, OREGON.
J Please rsentioa this caper.
He Is called great because he cures ail diseases without resorting to the
knife. Call and have a Tree examination. He will tell you the exact nature of
your trouble. He treats successfully every form of female complaint, all private
and blood diseases, cancer, paralysis, tumors, rheumatism and all disorders of
the stomach, liver and kidneys. He lias had great success In curing consump-
tlon when the victim Is not too much run down by the disease, and will stop
hemorrhages In an Incredibly short time. He brews his own medicines from
m Chinese roots, herbs, buds, barks and vezetable teas, all of which are enttrelv
harmless, and whose medicinal properties are unknown to American doctors.
tv He uses In his practice over 3 different Oriental remedies. Hundreds of testi-
monials from grateful patients.
DR. WING LEE, 27 North Fifth St, Portland, Oregon
yaay vs. tke steameMp Oregoa. The Jftcl
Bi the same ltbetaat ag&msv the Saa H raa-
ccs &. Portland- Steamsaip Ceaapaay was
HAWAIIAN OFFICIALS ANGRY
Declare Jordan's Statement oC Facts
HONOLULU. Dec 30. Local officials
and physicians who were concerned In
the Investigation of the death of Mrs.
Jane Lathrop Stanford in this city, ex
pressing- Indignation over the cabled
report to the effect that President
David Starr Jordan, of the Leland Stan
ford University, has made a statement
In Denver, Col., alleging that the claim
that she died from poison had been
made the basis of a plot by the Honolulu
officials to extort large fees. Dr. Hum
phries declared today that the report
was a vicious falsehood.
In reference to the alleged state
ment by Dr. Jordan that all the facts
In the case would soon be made public.
It Is said this would be answered by
a scientific statement signed by nil
the autoposy physicians, backed by
the chemist's post mortem reports, all
the doctors agreeing that death was
due to strychnine poison.
French Agitators, Convicted.
PARIS. Dec 30. In the Assize Court of
the Seine today. 26 members of the antl
mlUtary oragnixation, accused of inciting
recruits to disloyalty and insurrection,
wore found guilty. The Jury deliberated
for two hours. The prisoners attempted
to make speeches, but were prevented.
Kdltor Has Throat Cut.
HOUSTON. Tex.. Dec. 30. Editor O. F.
McCannley. of the Cameron. Tex.. Her
ald, was killed today in his office at that
place by Wirt Terry, an employe. Mc-
Cannley's throat ' was cut from car to
ear with a pocket-knife. The difficulty
Is said to have occurred over private mat
Paul Morton's Brother Sick.
NEBRASKA CITr, Neb.. Dec. 30.
Paul Morton, of New York, president
of the Equitable Assurance Society.
arrived here this niornlntr and Is at
the bedside of his brother, Joy Mor
ton. No change is reported in the con
dition of Joy Morton.
Taxes Xot for Railroad.
LEXINGTON. Ky.. Dec 30. County
Judge Gregory today decided that the
Louisville &. Ntshviile Railroad was not
liable for back taxes on tangible and In
tangible property to the extent of J40.G0O,-
CCO. claimed In the suit brought ty Keve
nue Agent Frank Lucas.
"Want Freedom In Persia.
PARIS. Dec 30. The Petit Parisien to
day prints dispatches from Batoum an
nouncing that the religious party in .fen
sla has risen and demanded a constitu
tion. The situation Is grave and martial
law has been proclaimed at Teheran.
Major II. H. W. Hortwlp, St. Joseph.
ST. JOSEPH. 3Io Dec 30. Major H.
R. V. Hartwlg. Judge of the Buchanan
Circuit Court. ex-Mayor and wealthy
citizen, is dead at his home here. 'aged
DAILY METEOROLOGICAL REFORT.
PORTLAND. Dee,' 30. Maximum tempera
ture. 43 deg.; minimum. 3S. River reading
at S A. M.. 4.3 feet; change in past 24 hours,
fall, 0.3 of a foot. Total precipitation. I
P. 11. to 3 P. M.. 0.79 of an inch: total since
September 1. 1003. 16.92 Inches; normal
10.12 Inches: deficiency. 2.20 Inches. Total
sunshine December 29. 1905. none; possible.
S hours and 40 minutes.
The storm central off the "Washington
coast yesterday evening advanced rapidly
eastward during the last 24 hours, and is
this evening central over Eastern Washing'
ton. where it has caused rain and moder
ately high winds during today. Rain has
also fallen In Western Washington. Western
Oregon, while light snow Is reported In
Southern Idaho. The winds In the Interior
districts were more severe than along the
coast. The following maximum velocities.
are reported this evening: Walla Walla. 3G
miles, southeast; Boise. 2S miles, southeast
Pocatello, 20 miles, east: Roseburg. 30 miles,
west: Portland. 20 miles, west. The wires
are still down to the mouth of the Columbia
C. QEE WO
THE GREAT CHINESE DOCTOR
Formerly located at 353 Alder Street, Conner Third,
fer the past Ave Tears
Te the large hrlck balldlaar at southeast coraer of
First aad Morris &a streets.
DR. WING LEE !
GREAT CHINESE DOCTOR
HAS REMOVED TO
North Fifth St.
LOCATED IN PORTLAND SINCE 1880
asd the wUd velocity at North Head ta sof -known
at this of flee. No high -nrld are re-
ported la the Sewd Country or along; the
Strait of Fsca. ,
The Indications are that the sterm will
continue Us eastward movement; causlsg un
settled rainy weather in this district' Sunday
west of the Cascade Mountains, aad rain
turning to snow In the sections east of this-
range of mountains. The winds will dimin
ish in force.
"WEATHER FORECASTS. " ,
Forecasts made' at Fortland for the 2S:
hours ending at midnight. December' 31:
Portland and Tlclntty Occasional rain.
Cooler. South to west winds.
Western Oregon and Western "Washington
Occasional rain. Cooler. South to west
winds. . -
Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho
Occasional rain or snow. Cooler. Brisk
gusty south to west winds.
Eastern Oregon and Southern Idahs Snow
flurries and colder. Brisk gusty south to
PACIFIC COAST "WEATHER.
Boise I3tt 0.0ft 10iS
Helena 2 0.0o! S'SW
KamlooDs. B C. . - !.t"!o.0O' . I
Pocatcllo 22 T 124IE
Portland -4-tt0.44t rtlw
Red Bluff ...142 0.30110 S
Koseburg 44 O.B2 4 E
Sacramento 44!0.1S'12 S
Salt Lake City... '26! T I 4IS
San Francisco 0.321 HlXW
Spokane .32!0.22f S E
Seattle '42 1.01116 NW
Tatoosh Island.. ..!40'O.0OllS NW
Walla Walla i48:o.04I16!SW
A. B. WOLluVBER.
Acting District Forecaster.
ATTENTION! G. A. R. The com
rades of George Wright and Lincoln
Garfield Posts, G. A. R., and alt
old soldiers are respectfully Invited
io auena me funeral servliv nf
Comrade Jeffry Amherst "Wlsner to
day at 10:30 o'clock, at Holman's
chapel, corner of Third and Salmon
streets; It was the last request of
Comrade Wlsner to be burled by
the Grand Army.
IVANHOE LODfiR xn 1 V fv T xr.,
bers please take notice: You arc respectfully
requested to meet In our hall, efgnm floor
Marquam building, on Monday, January I.
Q iv1ny.t. T r Cl 1 ...
proceed to Eleventh and Alder streets for the
purpose 01 laying the cornerstone for our new
Pythian Temple. Visiting Knights and mem
bers of other lodges In the city are cordially
Invited to meet with u and partake tn tha
ceremonies. u. e. CROUCH. C. C.
FRED P. HOLM. K. of R. and S.
"IV PROSPECT CAMP. NO. 140-Spe-
Y'r iiiuiMuii, January t,
. O. W. Hall. All Woodmen hi
ll Vited. ReceDtion to the Consul rnm-
mander and Clerks. Officers Installed
It . Two valuable prizes for attendance.
Plenty to eaC smoke and drink.
Come. J. H. BUSH. C- CL
GEO. W. TABL.ER. Clerk..
KNIGHTS AND LADIKS CiV SPriTRTTTV
Dance, with srood music, whist, with usual
prize, coffee and cake, all for 13 cents, on
Monday nlht. aJnuarv S. tn K. of P Mai!
Marquam bldgr.. by Centennial Council, 1311.
iinignts and Ladles of Security. Come and
have an tvenlng of pleasure. By order of
COMPANIONS OP THE FOREST Attend
the social dance Klven by Portland Circle. Xo.
03. Companions of the Forest, Monday even
ing. January i. luuti. Admission, uoc A
good time assured all.
ATTENTION LODGES Furniture and car
pets of Elks' lodgcroom. In the Marquam bldir.
lor saie. or particulars inquire John B.
Coffey. 233 Washington st. February 1. 1906.
WHIST PARTT BT ASTRA CIRCLE. A. O.
XI. W. Hall. 10th and Washington. Thursday,
January 4. Admission 15 cents; refreshments.
PECK-BEN TZON Elmer Moore reck to
Helene Gertrude Bentzon. December. 1905..
M'CARTHT At Rosedale. Southeast Salem,
Or.. December -U, to Mr. and Mrs. P. Mc
Carthy, of Portland, Or., a son. Mother
and child doinr nicely.
WALTON In this city. December 30, 1B03.
John Walton, aged 62 years.
TRACY At residence of his son. 3S5 Love-
joy st.. December 30. 1905, Michael Tracy,
aged 78 years.
CLAYTON In this city. December 29. 1003,
at 409 Morrison street. Edward Clayton,
aged 58 years. Friends and acquaint
ances are respectfully Invited to attend
the funeral services, which will be. held,
at Flnley's chapel at 2 P. M.. Tuesday.
January 2. after which the remains will
be taken to the Crematorium.
TRACY At residence of hl son. 5S5 Love-
Joy st.. Dec. 30, 1003. Michael Tracy, aged
78 years, father of Edward J.. John G..
William G. and James Tracy, of this city.
Funeral will take place from residence Mon
day. Jan. 1. 1006. at 8:43 A. M.. thence to
St. Patrick's Church. lBth and Savler sts..
at 9 A. M.. where requiem mass will be
.offered. Interment St. Mary's Cemetery.
Friends respectfully Invited.
ARMSTRONG In this city, December 23,
1003, James J. Armstrong, aged 58 years,
3 months and 26 days. Friends and ac
quaintances are respectfully Invited to at
tend the funeral services, which will be
held at the Cathedral, corner Fifteenth
and Davis streets, at 9 A. M.. Tuesday,
January 2. Services at the grave private.
WISNER In this city. December 2S. 1905. at
the family residence. 165 10th st.. Jcffery
Amherst Wlsner. aged 63 years, 7 month
7 days. Friends arc respectfully Invited to
attend the funeral service, which will b
held at Holman's Chapel, corner Third and
Salmon streets, at 10:30 A. M.. Sunday. De
cember 31. 1803. Interment Rlvervtew Cem
etery. FROST At 8:35 A. M.. December 30. 1005.
Yvonne Marie, aged 0 years. 6 months, 4
days, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George E.
Frost. Funeral service Sunday, December
31. at 2:SO P. M.. at chapel of First Pres
byterian Church. All friends and' acquaint
ance are respectfully Invited to attend.
WILLIAMS At 10 o'clock Y. M.. December
20. 1003. Mrs. George Williams, aged m
years, mother of Mrs. L. Eaaton. 411 S.
Seventh street. Cause, heart trouble and
chronic diabetes. Funeral will take place
today at 2:30 P. M.. from A. M. E. Zlon
Church. Interment at Lone Fir Cemetery.
CAMPBELL At Tacoma, Wash.. Dec. 27.
18C5. A. B. Campbell, aged 26 years. 8
months and 6 day. Funeral will take place
today. December 31. at - P. M.. from the
Evangelical Church at Lents. Friends In
vited. Interment at Multnomah Cemetery.
J. P. TTNLEY SON Funeral directors
and embalmers. No. 261 3d t- cor. Madlsoa.
Day or night calls promptly attended. Ex
perienced lady assistant whea desired. Of
fice ef County Coroner. Those MaJa 9.
DONNING, M'ENTEE GILBAUGH. gse
eesaors to DanalasT X Campion, undertakers
sad esabalmers: modern la ervary detail: 7th
aad llae. fhesa Mala 438. Lady assistant.
EDWARD HOLMAN CO.. Undertaker aad
embalm ers. have stored to their sew bulld
lax. Third aad Sabaoa. Ladr astlataat.
Telephone No. 667.
F. S. DUNNING. Undertaker. 414 Eatt
Alder. Lady assbtaai. Teleshoaa East U.
ZELLKK-BTRNES CO- Undertakers, la
kaisers. 273 KusteU. East IMS. Ladr Ut
Mortgage Loans 5, Upwards
Real Estate City and Farrn.
Insurance In AH Lines.
A. H. BIRRELL.
13-3 McKay Bldg.. TMrd. aad Stark stfc
. mxm feet, between 36th and 2tst sts..
facing south. Price bclew- market value.
V. ANDREWS & CO..
Iamilton BulltilHg-. 131 Third Street.'