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THE SUM AY OREGONIAN, PORTLAND, OCTOBER 20, 1DOT.
Pioneer Mayor of Portland, ' Hale and Hearty
George Collier Robbins Is Leading a Retired Life at San Diego,. California
GEORGE- Collier Robbins. pioneer of
1852. the subject of this sketch, is
if - topically American stock. His pa
ternal ancestors were among the earliest
Puritan families that came to Massa
chusetts. The branch from which he 13
'descended moved to Connecticut. At
jRocky Hill.. jlt Hartford.-the old Rob
tins homestead still stands and Is (until
"recently, at least) still in the possession
,of the family. It Is claimed that this
"was the first house built in Connecticut
"ot American-made brick. Mr. Robbins"
.father emigrated with his wife to MIs
'souri shortly after the cession of the
Louisiana Territory by the French, com
, ins down the Ohio River In a bateau.
They founded a vlll." e in Missouri, call
ing It Troy, after Mr. Robbins' mother-s
'native town in New York. Jlere tuty
settled, and here their children were
born. George Collier Robbins, being the
.youngest of the family, was born Sep
tember 1. 1S23. .t an early age he began
. his peregrinations, and the call of adven
" ture has ever since been music to his
ear. With the American spirit of adapt
ability, a clear head and eye, and an ln
gentous turn of mind, he was ready to
. undertake anything. He tried his 'pren
tice hand at mining and smelting the
lead ore of his native state, and those of
Iowa; at quarrying building stones in
Ohio, and finally at manufacturing gold
pens at Detroit, Mich. Here he built up
quite a valuable trade, and here he mar
ried an estimable Canadian lady from
Fort Maiden, near Detroit.
- The Introduction of steel pens had the
effect of decreasing his business, and as
he was never one to wait for things to
come to him he closed his works and
moved to St. Louts, where he went into
the jewelry business. He followed this
.until the great Are destroyed the main
part of St. Louis. Gathering: together a
- stock of miscellaneous and trading stock,
he started with his young wife overland
for California in 1S51. The Fall of the
year found them at Salt Lake, where they
.spent the Winter, resuming their journey
' to California i 1 April, 1852. They reached
Sacramento on the 4th of July. Their
train being the first to arrive that year.
It was made a part of the parade.
Mrs. Robbins being taken with a fever
. of a serious nature, the store of mer-
': ehandlse, as It was sold, was paid over
to the doctors, and the young couple, on
her recovery, started for Oregon, late In
1852. with Just enough funds to pay their
steamer passage, arriving in Portland In
.October with just one dollar, which Mr.
Robbins paid the drayman for taking
their baggage to the old Metropolis Ho
tel, comer of Front and Stark streets.
Looking about for employment, Mr. Rob-
bins was informed that there was a cry
ing want for a watchmaker in the young
metropolis of Oregon. The information
was all he needed. He at once flung his
. banner to the breeze and began to tinker
and clean all the dead watches and
clocks in Oregon The following is his
WATCHES AND JEWELRY.
I i Geo. C. Robbins,
Watchmaker and Jeweler.
Takes pleasure In "announcing to the
citizens of Oregon that he has perma
nently established himself in Portland,
where he is prepared to repair all kinds
of fine watches, jewelry, etc., with neat-
ness and punctuality.
Geo. C. R. hopes by strict attention to
business, and a desire to please, to merit
' a share of public patronage.
Room on Front St., one door below Ladd
October 30. 1E51
This appeared In the Oregon Weekly
Times of October 30, 1S52. John Orvis
. Waterman was editor of the paper and
William Davis Carter, printer.
- That there had been a crying want .was
.evidenced by the fact that his little ven
ture grew until he had a large business.
,He brought In skilled workmen from San
MANY PATRONS IN PORTLAND
FOR GET-RICH-QUICK SCHEMES
Agents for Oil and Mining Stock Find Plenty of Customers in Sections
Where Money Is Plentiful.
AVE you noticed the number of
fakers, mining stock sharks,
get-rlch-quick artists, and other
members of the sure-thing gang where,
you get your money back with a fortune
tied to It, who' are working in Portland
of late?" asked a man in the Portland
hotel last night. "These bunco people
who are- just within the law. and not al
ways even that, both male and female,
always gather where the money Is the
easiest, just as flies in Summer swarm
"'around the' sweetest dish. Compara
tively close times now on in the other
parts of the . country have starved this
class out, and they are now gathering In
ihis section of the country because money
is still easy here and the people not yet
educated to all the wiles and smooth
schemes to annex the coin without work
or value returned.
"A sucker Is born every minute and this
class figures that Portland Is no exception
to the rule. When money Is easy to get,
as. It is now in this city, compared to
others, some people who think every one
"-else is honest just because they them
selves are will take a big. chance in the
"' wild hope of making a fortune over night.
V "When a man or a woman comes Into
: town with a glib fairy-tale about gold
to be had for the digging, away off In
some far country or hid In deserts vast
and wild, and oners you a scrap of paper
he,- or she, calls 'raining stock, 'oil
stock," or any other such raaglo name,
" you had better throw your money to the
- newsboys than let such financial vultures
have it. . .
'A few of those schemes are the result
of enthusiastic faith in some impossible
project by a man or woman with more
seal than Judgment, but the vast majority
of them are simply cold-blooded robberies
of the honest and guileless by the smooth
frauds who can talk but who will- not
. work. They all have the same general
air. A man of experience can tell them
at a glance. They generally have a few
remarks to make about savings banks
paying only 3 or 4 per cent while their
. daixllnc scheme Is sure to pay a dollar
- lor every cent 'invested.' Then they al
most always, especially mining and oil
schemers, have a list of stocks in legiti
mate mines or wells that have In the
past years gone up from cents to dollars.
The assumption they convey without 'Just
saying so is that their 0wn pet scheme Is
sure to do likewise. A few pious lines
about 'caring for one's family." or
'providing for old age' and' all that, are
run. Usually these alleged mines or oil
wells are located near some paying prop
erty; If possible a mine 'or well that In
the past has produced millions. But al
though the alleged mine or well may be
near a good property, local conditions
make It absolutely worthless for every
thing but to use as bait for suckers.
"These bunco' artists usually assume a
very dlgnlfled air, usually fatherly or
motherly, and want you to come in whne
the stock Is 'cheap,' Just so as-to show
their good will toward you. Then they tra
fully make use of other honest people by
paying them commissions to sell 'stock'
to their friends. The women are partic
ularly easy prey along these lines.
"The 'stock' Is aiways 'going up ; that
is, in the advertlsin gmatter the sharks
! turn out.. They raise the price for their
" "XT -1
George Collier Robbins, Ploaeer
Mayor of Portland.
Francisco, and next to Tucker, of San
Francisco, had the largest business of the
kind upon the Coast. General Joseph
Hooker once referred to Mr. Robbins as
the "Tiffany of Oregon."
His business grew apace, and when
the Cariboo and other gold mining ex
citements came, he added assaying to the
other arts practiced in his establishment.
In those days coin was rather scarce, and
Robbins' (50 ingots, melted and stamped
by him, were current coin throughout
Genial and generous, he . had many
friends, and soon became prominent
enough to be elected Mayor of the town.
This was in April, 18S0. In this capacity
he had the honor of entertaining Lady
Franklin, relict of Sir John Franklin, of
Arctic fame, who visited Portland en
route for the north coast where ehe went
in search of alleged relies of her hus
band's unfortunate expedition. Mayor
Robbins also entertained General Wlnfield
Scott, and was the Intimate friend of
Generals Grant. Sheridan and Hooker,
who at the time were humble Captains
and Lieutenants engaged in keeping the
For seven or eight years Mr. Robbln's
affairs prospered wonderfully. Believing
in the great growth to come of the little
town, he discounted the future by buying
real estate. Being energetic, honest and
ambitious, there seemed to be no limit
to his possibilities; but he was to have
his setbacks, '-he first came in this wise.
During the Indian wars money was re
quired to purchase supplies and stock.
The Army office ra issued what was
known as '.'Oregon War Scrip." The peo
ple were afraid of it. Mr. Robbins. ' pin
ning his faith upon the integrity of the
Government, made that Government's
credit good by buying all the scrip which
was offered him. He mortgaged property
and otherwise borrowed money to do so.
The war over, the Government de
murred about redeeming the scrip.
Mr. Robbins and others, who had trust
ed In the honor of the Government,
sent an agent to Washington to rep
resent them and collect their dues.
The Government red-tape department
first cut the face value of the scrip
nearly in two, and then, the Civil War
having started, paid the other half in
depreciated greenbacke. As If this was
not enough, the trusted agent tarried
in New York and played the cotton
market with, the money he had col
lected. He never returned to Oregon,
green goods from 60 to 90 cents and then
announce that the 'stock has gone up ten
cents this week, and will go to 75 next
Monday." Try to sell some of their stock
to this class of "brokers' and they will
side-step and when pinned down, will re
fuse to take It off your hands for half
what you paid for it. And that within an
hour after you have bought It of them,
in spite of the fact that they assure you
that it will "go up" next day or next week.
When the sucker crop is all harvested,
or the United StateB mail authorities
fliially get too close on their trail, the
whole 'company' suddenly 'goes up" oyer
night and that is all there is to It.
"One could talk for days, could argue
with a man or woman who has the gam
bling fever In their . blood, and these
smooth sharks will sell them their worth
less 'stock' In spite of all you can do. A
sucker Is born every minute, and always
will be." '
DAILY CITY STATISTICS
, Births. v
BARRY To the wife of James Barry,
401 Pacific. October 15. a son.
MOWREY To the wife of Charles "B.
Mowrey, of 253 Hdlladay avenue, at Ma
ternity Hospital, October 12, a daughter.
SCHLEGEL To the wife of Charles
August Schlegel. 84 Glbbs, October 15, a J
WARREN To the wife of Frederic Les
lie Warren."' of Astoria, at 136 Currey,
October 8, a daughter.
HJORTEN - WIDEN Hans HJorten.
city, 27; Tekla Widen, 25.
WALL-BURNETT James Wall, city,
26; Mildred Burnett. 25.
ROGLIONE At 269 Baker, October IT,
Rosa Rogllone, aged 1 month 22 days.
SCOTT At 742 Overton, October 13.
Marcia Besley Scott, aged 9 months t
WILLIAM TALLMAN One-story frame
dwelling, East Fifteenth, between Kill
lngsworth and Surman, J200.
GEORGE EVENS One-story frame
dwelling. East Twenty-sixth, near Powell
Vallev Road, J1500.
GEORGE ROSS One-story frame dwell
ing. East Thirty-fifth, between East
Market and Stephens, $1800.
-THOMPSON & OGDEN Repairing
dwellings, Borthwlck, between Russell
and Page, 100.
FRANK LOLLER One-story frame
shop. Pacific, between Union and Grand,
N. E. LEWIS Repairing bakery. Base
Line, between Ebey and Misner, J150.
J. C. WELCH Repairing barn. Twelfth,
between Flanders and Glisan, J100.
A. C. Lindsay to Edward E. Aldrlch.
north 16 2-3 feet of lot S and south
16 2-3 fct ot lot 8. block 4. Wil
son's Add t CO
Bugene Cohn et al. to Enoa Bttn
court, bKlnnlng at point In east
line of block 122. City, 100 ft
south from northeast comer of said
block, thene went 100 feet. thnc
south, to outh line of Stephen Coffin '
D. L! C, thence east to southeast
comer of said block, thence north
9i feet to beginning 10
B H. and Aurora W. Bowman to San
and Katie Billings, lota 1. 2 and
25. block 12. Boise's Add TSO
B. H. and Aurora W. Bowman to
Sam and Katie Billings, lots 8 and
4. block 12. Bolae's Add BOO
Portland Trust Company of Oregon
to C. and D. Franklin, lot 2. block
122. Woodstock .- n
Frederick S. and Kdlth O. Smith to
Patrick J. Farlay, lot 3. block 8,
and but a small part of the money
was ever sent back. This spelled ruin
for Mr. Robbins and many others. He
struggled on with his business 'for a
year or two and. was then - obliged .to
grlve it up. ' Undaunted, however, ne
started out afresh) thle time for Idaho,
"&here he opened and placed upon the
market the "Poorman Mine," the most
celebrated mine in Idaho at that time.
The story-of his adventures In Idaho
would fill a volume, as he engaged in
mining, building and operating a saw
mill, and for self-protection was com
pelled to fight Indians more or less.
All in all, his life was a most strenu
When the "White Pine" excitement
broke out in Nevada, in 1869, It found
Mr. Robbins there. "White Pine" did
not last, and in returning he stopped
at Eureka, where there were silver
and lead ores which no one knew how
to smelt- .The old Mlsslouri experience
here stood him in good stead. He plied
up an adobe furnace, burnt charcoal,
and demonstrated that the work could
be economically done. The result has
been at least 130,000,000 of metal pro
duction from the Eureka camp alone.
Nor was this all. From Eureka spread
the knowledge which resulted in the
almost countless profits from this in
dustry in Utah and Colorado. Eureka
was called the "School of American
Lead Smelting" for many years, and
George Collier Robbins was it first
In 1875 Mr. Robbins was unfortunate
enough to break his kneecap, which
practically crippled him for life, and
of course much Impairing his physical
activity. Nevertheless, he has found
time to venture to the Lake of the
Woods, In Canada; to what were then
virgin mining fields in"" Montana; to
visit the coal and iron fields of Ala
bama; to spend a year in gold mining1
in Georgia, and some time in Texas
and New Mexico.
He to now living a retired life at San
Diego, Cal., at the ripe old age of 84,
where every one knows and loves and
reveres the tall white-bearded old gentle
man. ' Thdugh at so advanced an age,
weak of body and with impaired vision,
his mental faculties are perfect. - Those
who have the pleasure of his intimate
acquaintance are surprised at his wonder
ful memory for, names, dates and details.
In talking of his early Oregon experi
ences, he will suddenly be reminded of
something: he will go to his drawers or
shelves and take down a scrapbook con
taining a clipping from (probably The
Oregonian) some newspaper bearing upon
the very point something long since for
gotten by every one save himself. His
scrapbooks are really a complete history
of the times and places of his wander
ings; and those bearing upon Oregon
would doubtless prove valuable to the
Historical Society of this state.'
The writer remembers two maps shown
hira by Mr. Robbins. one drawn by the
Government Engineer showing the mili
tary disposition at the Battle of Spokane.
Buch notes as "position of Captain Dent's
Infantry," "Lieutenant Sheridan's Bat
tery," . and the map signed "eGorge B.
McClellan, U. 6. Engineers." These are
the names of - persons who since then
have become famous. The other map
was of the Eastern Washington, Idaho
and British Columbia territory, with most
of the names spelled wrong, that is, ac
cording to the present mode of spelling,
and the sketched unsurveyed portions, so
different from the accurately made maps
of recent years but, nevertheless, more
Interesting, If only to show the matter of
It is a nice thing to remember these
old pioneers and be able to say that one
has heard their talks; and among those
the most interesting la the venerable old
gentleman whose varied and valuable
career has been so lightly sketched in the
foregoing. GEORGE H. HIME3.
subdivision St. 'John Heights 700
Harvey and S. A. Northrup to Cha.
W. Keller, lot 5.b!ock 68. Bellwood 1,800
Chaa. W. and Jeanle M. Keller to Har
vey an S. A. Northrup. lot 5, block
68. Sellwood 1.800
Mary Bishop Cannon and Richard D.
Cannon to O. R. 4 N. Co., lots 8,
7 and 8, block 65. Peninsular Add.
No. 4 600
. Fllley to O. M. J&cobaon. Iota
18 nd 14. block 4. Fllley Park..., 223
Norm O. Seamon to W. C. Nlchobr
7-10 acre, tract "D." In partition
milt. Moss vs. Moss, See. 6. T. 1 S.,
R. 1 B. 100
T. H. and Nellie V. Meade to Helen
Harper Farnum, lot 4, block 0,
John Irvlng-'s First Add. 10
J. L. Hartm&n et at. to Clarence R.
and Harry B. Wa-e;oner, lot 1,
block 4; lot 1, block 10; lot T,
block 6. subd. 6L John Helghta,
et. John . l
J. Tt. and Carrie c. Bills to Mary A.
Hume, lot and fractional lot 14,
block 63. Sellwood 700
ChaaH. Thompson to L. Sparks, lot
2. block 8. Powers tract 400
Herman Metsgar. trustee, et al. to
Stephen Shohert, lot 27, block 1, ,
Reservoir Park : 250
Geo. McOowan to J. T,. Martin, lot
. block "L," Portsmouth Villa
Mabel CConnell to Geo. MeGowan. lot '
2o, block "L." Portsmouth Villa
. E 60
Ar.eta Land Co. to E. C. Pierce, lot -IS.
block 10. ATleta Park No. 2 1
Edwin T. and T-surs. W. Hatch to
"Mairgle J. Reed, lot 10, block 18. -Williams
Ave. Add 8.600
Arlt Land Co. to John B. Matthews,
lot 1. block 10. Ina Fark 10
Andrew and Stella Smith to L. F.
Hudson. 8. Mr of N". W. H and S.
E. 14 of Sec. 10; N. E." 14 of S. K.
H of Sec. 11; N. E. of Pec. 14;
N. W. 12 of N. K. and S. H of
N. B. U and V. E. H of N. W.
and S. hi of N. w. VJ of Sec.
15; ant S. H of N. of Weather
by D. U C, T. 2 N.. R. 2 W 1
F. P. Sheasareeti to Mary A. Shesa- .
freen. lot 18, block 23, Southern
Frank A. Sweeney to F, P. Sheas- '
green, lots 1 and 3, block 6. Swee
ney's dd J.200
M. W. and A. L. Little to F. P.
Sbeasgreen. lot 20, block 23. South
ern Portland B60
Alfred and Martha Haworth to Jos. '
W". Cave. 4 acres beginning at point
HftO.98 feet south of southeast cor
ner of W. H. Maxwell's farm. Sec.
20. T. 1 8.. R. -4 E 400
Wm. W. and Laura A. Brietow to
John W. Beckett, undivided 4 of
south 4 of lot 4. Glenwood Park.. 10
Lillian and Geo. J. Kurt to J J.
Fltig-erold block 8, M. Patton's
AiM. to Alblna 8.750
Point View Real Estate Oo. to Ren
ben H. Collins, lots 23 and 24, block
20, Point View 225
John Keneflck to Nellie C. Kene- .
lick, east 50 feet of lot g and north
4 feet of east 60 feet of lot 7,
block . Hanson' a Addw . 1
John E. and Abble C. Colvln to O.
A. Slgnalneas and Oacar RdwarCe,
lots 8, 10. 11 and 12. block 20.
College Place 2,000
Gertrude H. and Wm. H. Muagrove to
n. A. Slgnalneaa, lota 1, 2. 8 and 4,
block 14. Collea-e Place s. 10
Conrad and Marl Wolfe to Barbara
Moaer. west H of lot 21. block, 8.
excepting south 25 feet. Alblna 1.700
Gua and Bella Simon to Victor Land
Co.. lota 5. , 7 and 8, block 2.
Hlhemla Savings Bank to Czarina O.
Wllaon, lots 11 and 12. block 8,
Swan Add. 825
Geo. H. and Mlnnla L. Hill to L. H.
Plnkham. lota 9 and 10, block 18,
Irving-ton Investment Co. to Adella
L. Putnam, lot 8 and north hi of
lot 9, block -88, Irvlngton 1,350
M. C. and Ada B. Hargrove to Taylor -
. Bishop. Iota 1, 2. 5. 8. 21, 22. 7, 8.
19. 20, 10. 17 block 1. LaDene
Park - 10
Total ...8 25.018
Edmond Naudts to L. P. R. Le
Compte. lot 4. block 11. City
View Park Addition I 10
Prank and Mathilda Naudlts to
L. P. R. LeCompte, lot 3. block 11,
City View Park Addition 10
Merchants Savings & Trust Com
pany to Joseph M. .Healy, lots 1,
2, 4 to 9 Inclusive, block 26; lots
5 to 8 Inclusive, block 25, Council '
Crest Park 10
Alfred and Walter Press to Mary ;
Ann McGlashan, lot 8, block 3,
Barrett's Addition L825
M. A. M. and Mabel W. Ashley to
George B. Harder, lots 14 and 15,
block 7, Laurelwood Park
George B. and Eda R Harder to
to A. M. Lull, lots 14 and 15. block
7, Laurelwood Park
Mary E. Wright 'to Adam Treber,
lot 1L block 16, North Irvlngton
Taylor Bishop to M. T. Hargrove,
lots 1. 2, 5, 6. 7, 8. 8, 19. 20. 21 and
22. block 1, LaDene Park
Catherine Ralston to Jessie E.
' Northrop, lot o, block 85, Tremont
George W. Prindle to Glen Foulkes,
7V4 acres, commencing at point 160
rods, east from southwest corner
of section 7. T. L S.. R. 1 E
Henry C. and Prances R. Wulf to
A. W. Graham, lots 5. 6, 7, S and
9. block 6, Nash's First Addition
Elizabeth C. Adklns to Julia E.
Hoare, lots 15 and 16, block 61,
West Portland Park
John W. H. Adkins to Julia E.
Hoare, lots 15 and 16, block 67,
West Portland Park ..;
Edward W. Silcner to W. W. Rus
sell. Iota 12 and 13, block 114, Uni
Moore Investment Company to
Cecelia Duncan, lots 10, 11. 12 and
13, block 11, Vernon
Prank S. and Bertha L. Hallock to
Ora I. D. Vanderhof, lot 25, block
4, Arleta Park No. 3 .
Louise E. Hamilton to Caroline -Strong,
tracts 14 and 18, and east
10 feet of tract 17, Riverside: also
lots 3 and 5. block "E." Highland
Park: also lots 6 and 7, block 13.
Olga W. and W. O. Brown to
Josephine H. Boolte, 69 by 40 feet
in Gideon Tlbbett's donation land
Cecilia and James H. Duncan to R
W. Fisher, lots 10, 11, 12 and 13,
block 11. Vernon
Anna and D. C. Marston to Equit
able Savings & Loan Association,
block 13, Woodlawn
Janet L. and W. O. Boon to Mary
J. J&nney. lots 9 and 10, block 15,
Kern ' Park
Frank and Julia A. Lee to Wil
liam L. Brewster, trustee, land In
Tlbbett's donation land claim....
C. E. Pendell to Aza Hamilton et
a tracts 10. 14. and 18, Riverside,
and part of tract 17
Charles E. Pendell to Emma Ham
ilton, same as described above...
Kate and E. W. Goff to Charles
Nelson, west 33 1-3 feet of lot 9.
block 23, Alblna Homestead
Jane G. Buck man to G. H. Eeeler
and A. R. Cadle, lot 18, Lamar
gent Park No. 2
Margaret J. Rlggs to Charles 9.
Riggs, lot 8, block 1, subdivision
of west 230 feet .of lot "N," M.
Charles S. RIgss to Ellsha and
Sarah Jane Riggs, lot 8. block L
sibdivislon west 230 feet of lot "N"
in M. Patton tract
Clarke-Clemson-Blumauer ero. to
George W. Brown, lots 3 to 7,
13, 14, 16, block 1: lots 1 to 15. 18
to 21. block 2; lots 4 to 18. block
3; all blocks 4 and 5; lots 1 to 5,
block 6; lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 10. 11,
block 7; lots 4 and 6, block 8; lots
1 to 14. 16,. 25 to 28. block 9; all
blocks 10, IL 12 and 13, Clemson
Addition ' 100
N. M. and Pearl McDanlel to
Henry D. Lensch. south 18 feet
6 Inches of lot 1, block 16, Glen
coe Park 1
C. P. and Mabel F. Jordan "et al
to Henry D. Lensch, lot 8, block
16. Glenooe Park 10
The Land Company of Oregon to
Francis Weist. lots 8 and . 9.
block 22. City View Park 1,160
Marie Velguth to Dehlla E. .Wag
ner, west M of lots 11 and 12.
block 63, Irvlngton 10
B. J. and Llszle E. Young to Sadie
Clinkett. lot 7, block 2, Henry's
Have your abstracta made by the Security
Abstract as Trust Co.. 7 Chamber of Com.
DAILY METEOROLOGICAL REPORTS
PORTLAND, Oct. 19. Maximum tempera
ture, 68 degrees; minimum, 49 degrees. River
reading at 8' A. M-. 8.8 feet; change in last
24 hours, rise .1 foot. Total .rainfall (6 P.
M. to 5 P. M ), trace; total rainfall since
September 1, 1907. 2.18 Inches: normal rain
fall. 4.04 lnchee; deficiency, 1.91 Inches. Total
aunshlne October 18. 6 hours, 42 minutes;
possible sunshine, 10 hours, 48 minutes.
Barometer (reduced to sea-level), at 6 P. M.,
PACIFIC COAST WEATHER.
Observations taken' at 6 P. M., Paclflo time,
741 T. ! 4
6810. 0O 41N
521 T 110'RE
There is a notable absence of decided fea
tures on the weather map this evening, and
the pressure is remarkably uniform over the
Pacific Coast and Plateau region. It la
highest over Weatern Washington, while a
slight depression exlsta over the Interior of
Northern California. The difference Ijs very
slight, however, and the barometric gradient
southward Is very gentle. Cloudiness1 prevalla
over Northwestern Oregon and Western Wash
ington, but elsewhere clear skies obtain.
Traces of rain fell a.t Portland. North Head
and Boise during the day, and a thunder
storm was reported from Pocatello, which,
however, was unaccompanied by rain." The
changea In temperature were slight and un
important. The indications point to fair weather, over
this forecast district Sunday.
For the 28 hours ending midnight. Oct. 20:
Portland and vicinity Probably fair; north
Western Oregon and Western Washington
Probably fair; northerly winds.
Eastern Oregon. Eastern Washington and
Idaho Probably fair. L. LODHOLZ.
Local Forecaster temporarily In charge.
Thaws Confident of Acquittal.
NEW YORK, Oct. 19. Harry Thaw,
who has been working on a brief to
be used by his attorney at his second
trial, turned the document over to Mar
tin W. Littleton, his chief counsel, to
day. Evelyn Nesblt-Thaw has ..recov
ered her health and visits her husband
aially at the Tombs. As ehe was leav
ing today she said her husband was
In good health and spirits and that
both she and her husband were con
fident thaa the second trial, to begin
in December, will result in" acquittal.
Although the little boy In France wears
a cap on the atreet. It la thought proper
for a girl to go bareheaded.
, MEETING NOTICES.
PORTLAND COMPANY, NO. 107, W. O.
W., will give a mtlltary whlt party. Wednea
day evening, October 23, In the- W. O. W.
temple, 11th St., bet. Alder and Wash. Lanc
ing and refreshments. Admission, 15c.
LADIES OF THE O. A. R. Tuesday even
ing, October 22, Winslow Meade Circle, Ladles
of the O. A. R.. will give a basket social at
their hall. Drew building, 162 2d ., corner
Morrison st. Sisters and comrades invited.
ARBUTUS CIRCLE. 273, Women of Wood
craft Military whist and dancing party
will be given Friday, October 25. at their
temple. 12S 11th tt. Admission, 15 cents;
PORTLAND LODGE, NO. 102, MODERN
FORESTERS, will give a, whist party and
dance In their ball, 106H Third at., Monday
evening. October 21. Admlaaton, 150. AU
THEJ HOMESTEADERS WILL GIVH A
military whist Thursday evening. Oct. 24, In
the Western Academy of Music Hall, 2d and
Morrison sup. Friends ade cordially Invited.
Refreahments and dancing. Admission 15c.
GEO. WASHINGTON CAMP. NO. 281, W.
O. W., will givm Its fir art military whim party
Tuesday evening, Oct. '22. Ther will b irood
prizes, good music dancing' and n-frhi-mentn.
Admission 15c. Come and biinc your
Grand Central Station Time Card
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North Coast A Chicago Limited.
Puget Sound Limited..........
North Coast Limited
Portland Express ..............
Overland Express ,.
Puget Sound Limited
B:30 a. m.
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4:80 p. m.
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OREGON RAILROAD A NAVIGATION CO.
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Spokane Flyer ..,
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ASTORIA A COLUMBIA RIVER.
Lea vine Port Inn d
Astoria & Seaside Express
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HAWTHORNE LODGE, NO. Ill,
A. F. & A. M. Stated communica
tion Monday evening. October 21, at
7:80. The matter of removing from
our preeent qu&rtera to tha new Ma-
aonlo temple on tne west bine wm
come up for consideration. Every member la
urged to be present. By order of th IV.' M.
C. E. MILLER. Sec.
MARTHA WASHINGTON CHAP
TER. NO. 14. O. S. Ortlcera and
members requested to aaaist at fu
neral of filater Mary Hurlburt, late
rf TrnutriA. Chantfr. No. 80. Serv
ices at Greaham. Special car leaves
eaat end of Madison bridere 1 P. M. today.
By order of TV. M .
BELLE RICHMOND, Setfy.
CALEDONIAN CLUB Halloween eoclal.
Drew Hall, 2d and Morrison. Saturday, 26th,
8 P. M.
OT.SO?f Oct. 18. to the wife of TCrnt Olaon.
a prominent prune-grower of Galea Creek, a
son weiKhlr-c 15S ounces, the parents of
. whom are the best-pleased couple In the
land because it Is a' boy. Dr. C, L Large
PENDER In this city. Oct. 19. at the home
or her daughter, Mrs. E. J. Lever, of 280
Page street, Elizabeth McClelland Fender.
ared 67 year., 1 month. 3 day. Remains
at zeuer-ttyrnes company parlor.. Funeral
LINDBERG At reeldenee. SOT Montgomery
Oct. is. Mary Queenle. aged 19 yearn,
beloved wife of Charles Llndberg and
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Johnston
and alater of Harry Johnston. Funeral will
take place from residence Monday. Oct. 21,
at 8:30 A. M.. thence to the Cathedral. ISth
and Davis sts.. at 0 A. M., where requiem
masa will be offered. Interment Mt. Cal
vary Ometery. Frtenda respectfully in
vited. Omit flowers.
BtJRNBSS At the family residence. 752
Waaco at.. October IS, Marian Helena
Burnes. aged 11 A-ear, 9 montha and 22
days, beloved daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
David G. Burneas. Friends are Teepeetfully
Invited to attend the funeral aervleea,
whIHi will ba held at the Trinity Church,
corner 19th and Everett ste.. at 2 P. M.
today (Sunday, October 30). Interment
Ht'RLBTTRT The funeral of Mary Hurl-
burt, wife of John A. Hurlburt. will take
place at 2 P. M- Sunday. October 20. 1907.
at Greaham. Or., under the auspices of
the Eastern Star. A. F. A. M. Special
car laavea with the remalna from Mat
approach of Madison-street bridge, port
land, at 1 P. M-. Sunday. FrTfrnda art
Invited. Interment Oresham Cemetery.
HORNSTROM In this city, OctobeV 19,
at the family residence, 414 First at., Frank
Homstrom, aged 76 year. Friends are re
spectfully Invited to attend the funeral serv
ices, which will be held, at the above resi
dence, at 2 P. M. Monday, October 21. In
terment River View Cenietery.
8TTLES Mrs. Edna Johnson Style died at
the home of her parents, Mr. and Mra. E.
T. Johnson, October 17. aged 23 years, 8
monthe and IB days. Funeral from Flnley
& Son's undertaking parlors, Monday. Octo
ber 21. 2 P. M. Interment at Rlvervlew
DOLPH Funeral of the late Augusta Mulkey
Dolph. widow of the late J. X, Dolph, wilt
take place at the White Temple, Monday
afternoon, Oct. 21. at 2:30 o'clock. Inter
ment at 'the cemetery .private.
SCHACHT-In this city. October 18. Henry
Schacht, aged 24 years. The funeral aerv
leea will be held at Flnley's Chapel at 10
A. M. Monday, Ootober 21. Friends invited.
JT. P. KIN LEY SOT. Funeral Directors.
No. 261 3d at., cor. Madiaon. Phone Main B.
Dunning, McEntee ft Gllbaugh. Funeral Di
rectors, 7 th Pine. Phone M. 430. Lady asat.
ERICSON TJNDERTAKING CO.. 409 Aides
St. Lady assistant. Phone Main 6183.
EDWARD HOLM AN CO., Funeral Direct
ors, 220 ltd at. Lady aaslstant. Phone M. 6(17.
ZELLKR-BYKXF.S CO.. Funeral Direct
era, 273- Russell. Eaat 1088. Lady asaiatant.
F. 8. DUNNING, Undertaker, 414 East
Alder. Lady assistant. Phone East Si.
Portland Heights Snap
The finest quarter on the Heights for
sale at a sacrifice, one block from car. L
(18 Worcester Building.
Phone Pacific 1807.
tlO.OOO WILL handle quarter-block with three
nouses, right In center of Weot Side: rent
will carry this , property, and your money
will double while you are looking for a
snap. Be M. C. La via, 18 Hamilton.
S.L. N.Gilman Realty Co.
Office 411 Washlrrton Gtrmt.
Special announcement of sale of most
desirable homestead property, by
PARCEL, NO. 1.
Commencing; at the southwest corner
of lot No. 2. block "M," Tabor Heights,
thence running: on East View street
north Iff feet, thence east 100 feet, thence
south 50 feet, thence west 100 feet to
place of beginning.
PARCEL, NO. 2.
Duplicate directly north of above, BOx
PARCEL. NO. $.
Commencing; at the southeast corner of
East View and East Stark streets,
thence east 100 feet, thence south 60 feet,
thence west 100 feet, thence north 60 feet
to place of beginning, 50x100 feet. -
PARCEL. NO. 4.
Commencing 100 feet from the north
west corner of lot No. 2, block M.
thence east 33 feet, thence south 160 feet,
thence west 36 feet, thence north ISO
feet to place of beginning, 160x35 feet. ,
ON PREMISES AT
MONDAY, OCTOBER 28, AT
2 O'CLOCK P.- M.
on terms of 25 per cent down', bal. 6, 13
and 18 months. For particulars Inquire
of the Auctioneer, or at Real Estate
Office, Tabor Heights. Gentleman on
the ground all this week and Sunday
to show the property. This la Indeed
very choice property for a home or an
Investment, and IT WILL, PAT; YOU
TO ATTEND and SECURE one or more
of THE CHOICE PARCELS. LADIES
are invited to attend the sale. Provisions
will be made for Inclement weather.
Take car marked Mount Tabor and Mor
rison street direct to property. Phones
A 4750, Main 2473, East 6060.
S. L. N. GILMAN.
GENUINE MAHOGANY AND GOLD
EN QUARTERED OAK FURNITURE.
ELEGANT AXMINSTER RUGS, ETC..
removed from family residence at West
Piedmont, to BAKER'S AUCTION
ROOMS, cor. Alder and Park, lis., for
ON TUESDAY NEXT
Comprising handBOnie MAHOGANY
rocker and settee, with detachable;
oak parlor tables, very massive PAR
LOR LAMP, several up-to-date rockers,
upholstered In GENUINE LEATHER,
parlor lounges, library tables, flat top
DESK, letter press, sanitary couches and
covers, oil paintings, WILTON and AX
MINSTER Rus 9x12. BRUSSELS and
AXMINSTER CARPETS, .oak HALL.
thee, solid brass hail lamp, mutm
TAL EXTENSION TABLE. 8 ft.; BUF
FET, box seat dining chairs, all up to
date and solid quartered oak, IRON and
BRASS beds, all steel springs, felt mat
tresses, feather pillows and bedding:
PRINCESS and other first-class dres&r
ers in quartered oak, chiffoniers, com
modes and toilet ware, Domestic, sew
ing 'machine, bookcases, china cupboard,
portieres, parlor heaters, cookstove and
other effects. ALSO, at this sale we
will sell for parties concerned, 1 VICTOR
dining table with chairs to match, 1
buffet, x rockers, 2 center tables, lounge,
portieres, heating: stoves, and other use
ful lots. Sale on TUESDAY, at 10
PARTIES FURNISHING are Invited
to Inspect the above goods tomorrow
(Monday). You will find everything.
As usual, all clean and properly dis
played for your inspection.
BAKER & SON.
ON THURSDAY NEXT
"We shall have another clean lot of
household furniture, carpets, rugs. etc.
The goods for this sale can be seen on
Wednesday. Sale 10 o'clock (Thursday.
BAKER & SON,
352-4 Alder st. Both phones.
S. L. N. GHman
' 1 Auctioneer
Gilman Auction and Commission Co
' 411 Waahlnarton Street.
SALES THIS WEEK
TUESDAY. THURSDAY v
AND FRIDAY, EACH
DAY AT 10 A. M.
Smith Premier typewriter, etc., etc,
from The Oaks, on -Tuesday.
N. B. "We buy furniture for cash.
S. L. N. Oilman, Auctioneer..
AUCTION SALE AT THE
Western Salvage Auction Jtooms
635 Waahliifi'tcm, Corner SOth.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, AT 10 A. M.
Consisting of high grade furniture,
such as oak and all kinds of hardwood;
dresser, commodes, parlor furniture.
Iron beds, mattresses, springs, k. treas
ures, dining tables, chairs, kitchen furni
ture, and everything to furnish a house.
N. B.-ON FRIDAY, OCT. 25, 10 A. M.,
we will sell at our Auction Rooms, 635
Washington St., the complete furnishings
of a six-room cottage, consisting of
range, . heaters, bedroom sets, chairs,
tables, lace curtains, carpets, kitchen
furniture, dishes, cooking utensils, etc,
etc. C. A.. WILEY. Auctioneer.
N. B. TAYLOR
513 Chamber of Commerce
HANFORD & BLACKWELL
Railroads, Pawer Plaata, Industrial
H01 Alask Bids-. Seattle, Wash.
HARRY B. PERKS
MEMBER A. I. M. E.
CONSULTING MINING ENGINEER
Reports on mines In any part of the coun
try. toe. ttn. zes couch bldg.
BY J. T. WILSON
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
At Salesrooms, 208 First St.
The consignments for this week's
sales comprises modern parlor settees,
chairs and rockers, ladies' desk, mas
sive oak sideboard, elegant folding bed,
sanitary bed couch, set of hand-carved
Lt?Jher upholstered dining-room chairs,
NEW JOHNSON BICYCLE, rich pat
tern body Brussels carpets. 9x12 Brussels
rugs, fine Axmlnster carpets and rugs,
choice pattern linoleums, bedroom sets,
dressers, commodes, bedding, kitchen
treasure with cabinet top, gas ranges.
Majestic and other high grade steel
ranges: a fine assortment of heating
stoves, and other desirable housefurnlsh
Special Grocery and Fixture Sale
TUESDAY, OCT. 22
On the Premises, Second and
Jefferson Streets, the Oldtime
Bakeshop and Delicatessen
The ee.le comprise; portable bake
and utensils, showcases, cheese cutter,
Toledo computing scales. counters,
shelving, etc.: also an assortment of the
leading brands of fancy and staple gro
ceries, spices, extracts, provisions,
canned and bottled goods, and other
housekeeping supplies, etc.
N. B. The increasing demand for se
lect housefurnlshlngs warrants the hlgn
price we are paying for saleable furnish
ings, carpets, office fixtures, stocks and
merchandise. Phone Main 126, A 4343.
J. T. WILSON,
Portland Auction Go.'s
TUESDAY, 10 A M.
THURSDAY, 10 A. M.
FRIDAY. AT 2 P. M.
We always have the goods, nice goods,
furniture that helps to beautify your
home. So many people say. "Why,
these are nearly ail new goods. It's not
o, they have been used, and you can
get them at AUCTION PRICES. There
are round and square ex. tables, dining
chairs, buffeta, dressers, commodes, rock
ers, couches, e. tables, music cabinets,
ladies' desks, chiffoniers, comb, book
cases, VERY FINE PARLOR SET.
SILK PORTIERES. LACE CURTAINS,
bedding. metal beds, good springs,
curled hair mattresses, NEW KITCHEN
TEN STEEL RANGES,
srood as new. A great stack of the
finest grade of CARPET, etc., etc.
Counters, shelving, wall asee, show
cases, office safe, comp. scales, etc., etc
IF YOU HAVE ANYTHING TO SELL
JUST RING OUR PHONE, BECAUSE
WE BUY MORE,
WB SELL MORE.
WE PAY MORE
for furniture or other merchandise than
any other house In the city, and If you
wish to experience that satisfied feeling,
do business with
. THE PORTLAND AUCTION CO'Y.
2U First St. Main 6665, A 4121.
Don't forget our one hour Advertising
Auction Sale eath Saturday, from 2 till
3 P. M., at 211 First St.
BASIS OF ALL WEALTH
City Property aad Land.
The BAST SIDE has the GREATEST!
? ovulation, is growing the most RAP
DLY and the GREATER PORTLAND
MUST and WILL be there. In 190S
there were B3I resldenoes built on the
EAST SIDE to 100 on the West Side.
Portland la attracting more atten
tion than any city on the Coast and la
undergoing a MIGHTY TRANSFOR
MATION, and in tha next ten years
will likely make more PROGRESS than
It has In its entire past
Is the geographical center of the eUy
and la the most DESIRABLE residence
district and much of this will become
BUSINESS property. Do not overlook:
these facts when making- Investments,
and call and Inspect the property; foe
seeing ls believing.
The Oregoa Real Estate CA
8SH Third street (room 4) Portland, Or.
Quarter Block, Known aa the
on Second and Pine streets. Four
stories and basement. By
Brooke & Kiernan
91 Third Street.
Do you -want a splendid, up-to-date
home, with large attic, gas, electricity,
cement basement and furnace T Lot
76x100 feet with beautiful shrubbery,
in the prettiest part of Irvlngton. You
can buy this place on easy terms. Here
ls the best value for the money on the
Geo. D. Schalk
Main 883. A 2391.
264 Stark St.
50x100, with new . two-story build
ing. Income $100 per month. It
will pay 15 per cent net on the money
invested. The owner must raise
money. "We can make you a hand
some profit by January 1. The
property is located on East Washing-.,
ton near East 2d st.
102 2d st. Phones Main 7004, A 3651.
A GOOD BUT
5 Room Cottages
F. a HOLBROOK CO.
250 Stark Street.