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THE, SUNDAY 'OR EG ONI AX, PORTLAND,, MAY 3. 1903.
SERIOUS FIRE IN
Depot, Store, Postoffice and
Three Residences Quickly
Burn to the Ground.
DAMAGE UP IN THOUSANDS
Conflagration Starts From Defective
Flue In Residence of Mrs. Martha
Kced Strong Wind Helps to
. Spread the Flames.
ROSEBURG, Or., May 2. (Special.)
The little village of Wilbur, eight miles
north of Iloseburg, was the scene of a
disastrous conflagration this after
noon. The lire started from a de
fective flue in the residence of Mrs.
Martha Reed, and under the influence
of a strong south wind, communicated
to the general merchandise store of
T. J. Williams, and from there to the
residence of Mrs. M. Wilson, who was
also the postmaster and conducted the
office in the front room of her dwell
ing. The Are also consumed a new
house which had just been erected by
Mrs. Wilson adjoining the one she oc
cupied. From the Wilson residence the fire
swept across the county road and
quickly consumed the Southern Pa
cific depot. Kxtent of the loss has not
yet been determined, but will amount
to many thousand dollars.
STATE'S 1JEVEXUE IXCIIEASES
Receipts From Insurance Tax In
Washington $143. 53 in 1907.
OLYMPJA, Wash., May 2. Receipt
of the state Insurance Department for
1907 aggregated $143,653.55, an In
crease of $19,374.27 over 1906, accord
ing to the report of Deputy Insurance
Commissioner J. H. Schlvely, printed
and made public today. The report
shows 297 Insurance companies doing
business In the state, of which 54 are
During the year 31 companies were
withdrawn from business here. Amer
ican fire insurance companies wrote
during the year gross risks aggregat
ing more than $206,000,000. with gross
premiums of more than $4,000,000, and
paid $990,000 losses. Foreign Are com
panies wrote risks aggregating $97,
000.000, collected nearly $2,000,000 In
premiums and paid not quite $500,000
in losses. Marine insurance aggregat
ed $67,000,000 in risks, $475,000 pre
miums and $5,279,152 losses.
Life Insurance risks written aggre
gated more than $20,000,000. making
more than $100,000,000 of life Insurance
risks in force at the end of the year.
Premiums said for the year were about
$3,400,000 and- losses paid were less
than $T2?.000. These figures do not in
clude fraternal Insurance, which wrote
risks -aggregating more than $18,000,
000 in the year, and at the en of the
year"' had risks in force aggregating
nearly $125,000,000, on which assess
ments were collected aggregating about
$978, 000. from which losses of $882,000
were paid. An interesting, feature of
the repoi t Is the detailed statement of
the business of the Washington Insur
E.XSTERDAV SEEKS SEW JOB
Tax Commissioner Will Make Race
OLTMFIA. Wash., May 2. (Special.)
Tax .Commissioner J. H. Kasterday, of
Tncotna, will resign to make a canvass
for the Republican nomination for Attorney-General.
This announcement is
positive, although the formal announce
ment may not be made for several weeks.
Kasterday will remain on the Commis
sion until a number of Important, suits he
has In charge for the Commission are
"Joe1' Kasterday is practically the
father of the tax commission idea and
author of the bill which brought the com
mission into being. Jt is betraying no
confidence to state that for a long time
he has not been in sympathy with the
other members of the Commission Rock
well of Spokane and Frost of Ellensburg.
The first biennial: report of the Com
mission showed that the three members
were at variance on the matter of taxa
tion or exemption of money and credits.
Kasterday favored exemption and secured
the passage of the Gunn bill last ses
sion, which permitted that exemption.
Recently the two other members of the
Commission, backed up by the Attorney
General, sent an authorization to all
County Assessors directing that the Gunn
law be ignored.
Kasterday feels that as a minority
member of the Commission he can ac
complish nothing if opposed by his fellow-members
and for weeks past has been
considering the demands of his friends
that he make the race for Attorney-General.
While Kasterday himself declines
to discuss the matter, it is a safe pre
diction bis resignation will be presented
to the Governor as soon as Mead re
turns from his Eastern trip.
STEAMER. JLIXDSAV IS SOLD
Brings $30,000 at Receiver's Sale.
Troubles Not Vet at End.
ABERDEEN. Wash., May 2. (Special.)
The steamer A. G. Lindsay brought
$20,000 at a receivers sale today. The
buyer was Dr. Smith, who represents a
local syndicate. The Lindsay was pur
chased at Cleveland. Ohio, a year ago
with a fund subscribed by local capital
ists and a lot of small stockholders. Be
fore the Lindsay arrived the lumber
market was dead and the original capital
of the company had been swallowed up
and debts amounting to $30,000 accumu
lated through bad management and ill
luck. The company then went into the
hands of a receiver and the sale of the
Lindsay was ordered.
The Union Bank & Trust Company has
a Judgment against the vessel on a
promissory note for $14,500. In addition
to these troubles, others are to come,
several small stockholders having started
suit against E. A. Rupert and others
charging them with false representation
in connection with the solicitation of
One of these suits has been started by
Father Gribben. an aged Catholic priest,
who was Induced to place all of his sav
ings, $1200, In the scheme. ,
'lewis cocntv for brxax
Democrats Also Go on Record as Op
posed to Tightening of Lid.
CH EH ALTS, Wash.. May 2. (Special.)
I5wis -County delegates elected today to
the Democratic State Convention: Cal
Carson, C. W, Long, S. A. V. Eaton, W.
W. Canon, T. H. McCleary. -Alex-Mc-l
Neil. John Galvln, Theodore Hoss. August
kiihii, B. B. Hanson. George r. wan,
J. H. West. Frank McNulty. C. P. Twiss,
H. D. McDonald. J. F. Linhart. J. A.
Wright, A. Schooley, J. M. Ponder, A. G.
Henderson, F. Donahoe. L. Kuehner.
Resolutions were adopted declaring for
Bryan first, last and all the time, and
indirectly criticising the putting on of the
lid in this county. A motion carried en
thusiastically asking that the state con
vention be changed to Seattle and that
the meeting be held while the fleet is
SHELBY EXTENDS THE SERVICE
Wells-Fargo Superintendent Dou
bles Delivery Area at Salem.
SALEM. Or.. May 2. (Special.) In re
sponse to the request of the Salem Board
of Trade, the Wells-Fargo Express Com
pany today doubled its free delivery area
in this city. There has been a demand
for this extended service for several
years, but no definite effort was made
until the Board recently appointed Clar
ence Bishop, T. C. Smith, Jr., and G. G.
Brown to urge the claims of Salem pat
rons of the company. Today the com
mittee and Secretary A. F. Hofer took
Superintendent Eugene Shelby, of San
Francisco, for a drive over the city and
immediately upon the return Mr. Shelby
ordered the establishment of the new
OXEIDA FOR BRADY AXD TAFT
Pocatello Man Gets Social Delega
tion From the Southeast.
POCATELLO. Idaho. May 2. (Special.)
By instructing its 20 delegates to the
Republican state convention to vote for
James H. Brady until he is nominated for
Governor, Oneida County today brought
the total instructed strength of tle Po
catello man to 104 In the southwest, out
of a grand total of 303 votes. In the con
vention. Bear Lake, a solid Brady County, is
yet to hear from. Fremont, Bannock,
Bingham and Twin Falls have already de
clared for the Republican state chair
man. Oneida County is unequivocally for
Tal't for President and Brady for Governor.
MAY PRANK PROVES TRAGEDY
Seattle Boy Hangs Basket on Door
and Is Shot for His Pains.
SEATTLE. May 2. Eddie Gregg, 12
years old, placed a basket of flowers
on the frnot door knob of A. W. Cope
land's home at Foy Station, a few miles
from Seattle yesterday, as a May day
custom. He rang the bell, nobody
came, he rang again. Mrs. Copeland
answered, did not see the flowers, but
saw the boy run. Gregg rang again,
when Copeland opened the door and
fired with a shotgun. The boy received
the load in the thigh and may die of
Democrats Indorse Barrett.
PENDLETON, Or., May 2. (Special.)
At a meeting of the Democratic .County
central committee in this city this after
noun delegates were chosen for the state
convention as follows: Will M. Peterson,
James Johns, Colonel J. H. Raley. Will
Moore, R. F. Johnson. David Taylor, J.
N: Scott and D. N. -Feebler.
A resolution was also adopted indors
ing the candidacy of C. A. Barrett, the
Republican Statement No. 1 candidate for
the Legislature, and all the Independent
candidates for the various offices.
Grant Papers Change Hands.
PRAIRIE CITY, Or.. May 2. (Special.)
The Prairie City Miner publication and
printing plant has been sold to W. E.
Weir, editor of the Long Creek Ranger,
and Jesse A. Allen, editor of the Monu
ment Enterprise, A. M. F. Kirchlieiner,
the former owner of the Miner, retiring
from the newspaper business for the
present. Mr. Allen has just sold the
Enterprise to Mr. Amblom. former editor
of that publication, but Mr. Weir is still
the owner of the Ranger, intending to sell
Douglas Delegates Anti-Bourne.
ROSEBURG, Or., May 2. (Special.)
The Republican County Convention was
held in this city this afternoon. Nine
delegates were selected to attend the
state and congressional conventions to
be held In Portland on May 14. They
are: Frank E Alley, A. C. Marsters, F.
H. Conn, H. Gallup, K. L. Miller, G. H.
Sonnemann, W. T. Emmery, John E.
Love and J. H. Batty. This delegation
In political complexion is decidedly
Local Option Issue In Douglas.
ROSEBURG, Or., May 2. (Special.)
A petition to put the question of pro
htbtion up to the voters of Douglas
County again was filed with County
Clerk Agee on Friday. The petition
bears 854 signatures, or 354 more than
Is required. In the election of 1904 the
question of local option In the county
carried by a vote of 2099 to 1382. In
the election of 1906 the county defeated
a proposition to amend the law.
Form Xcw Lodge at Dallas.
DALLAS, Or., May 2. (Special.) A
lodge of the Fraternal Brotherhood
was organized at Dallas Thursday
night, with 35 charter members. State
Manager F. E. Taylor, accompanied by
A. J. Starkey, deputy supreme presi
dent, were present to initiate the can
didates. Elsie Boyd, a prominent mer
chant was elected president and Sam
uel Ray secretary.
Dasent to Boost for Linn County.
ALBANY, Or., May 2. (Special.) Bury
I. Dasent. secretary of the Albany Com
mercial Club, took charge of the publicity
work of the club today. The Commercial
Club has secured temporary offices in
the I. O. O. F. building, with Dr. A. J.
Hodges, one of the club directors, and
headquarters will be located there until
arrangements are complete for permanent
Fat Hogs Eat Poisoned Grain.
'NORTH POWDER, Or., May 2. G. A.
Caspar, a prominent farmer close to
North Powder, as usual with farmers in
grain-planting season, put out squirrel
poison, but got 10 of the fine fattening
hogs belonging to one of the town butch
ers, E. Jarman, the hogs having broken
Into the Caspar field yesterday morning.
. Japanese Servants Form Union.
VANCOUVER. B. C, May 2. A meet
ing will be held in Vancouver this evening
by Japanese for the purpose of complet
ing the organization of Japanese
sen-ants. The Japanese boys who
work in Vancouver have decided to form
a union. They will demand an Increase
and establish a uniform rate of wages.
Will Tow Willapa South.
ABERDEEN, Wash., May 2. (Spe
cial.), The steamer Chehalis sailed to
day with a cargo for San Francisco,
but will stop at Raymond en route to
tow the new steamer Wallapa, recently
launched there, to San. Francisco for
FIRST TRAIN MR
RIVER GRADE ROAD
(Continued From First Page.)
that the people could not fail of ap
preciation, but Lewiston still kept up
the fight for a rail outlet by the
matchless water-level grade down the
river, and when today she witnessed
the fulfillment or long-deferred hopes,
the people were fairly wild with joy,
and their exultation was shared to the
limit by the Portlanders, especially
those whose knowledge of the possi
bilities of the future enabled them to
more fully grasp' the tremendous im
port. Resources Astound Visitors.
To others who are here on their ini
tial visit -the wonderful resources of
the Lewiston country were a revela;
tlon. They all knew in a dim sort of a
way that Lewiston and Its twin sister,
Clarkston, were the center of a region
in which irrigation had worked won
ders, but few of them were prepared
for the surprising showing that was
made. Not only the desert but the
surrounding hills have blossomed as
the rose, and in automobiles and car
riages the visitors were whirled for
miles through orchards and gardens
where the combination of rich soil and
abundant water enables a single acre
to support an entire family, while men
are accumulating a competence . on
from five to ten acres. '
Portland One With Lewiston.
There is a limit, of course, to the
area of this wonderful garden patch
in the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley, but
long before that limit Is reached, the
annual fruit output alone of this val
ley will amount to so many millions
that an immense population will find
Some warmth may have been added
to the welcome given the visitors to
day from the fact that Portland men
and Portland capital are playing no
small part in the newer development of
this country. The Portlanders are in
terested quite extensively in the new
Irrigation projects and have also in
vested liberally-in other lines to such
an extent that the Lewiston people re
gard them as a part of the town.
As the list already printed shows, the
Portland delegation was from most any
point of view the best and most thor
oughly representative body of men
that ever left the city on a similar mis
sion, and the interest they. thus, dis
played in the new enterprise was fully
Small Engine Pulls Heavy Train.
The train was an unusually heavy
one, but it pulled into Riparia this
morning on time to the minute. Be
yond Riparia the printed schedule had
been lengthened 30 minutes as a pre
caution, on account of the newness of
the track, and at 9:30 the first through
train from Portland to Lewiston com
pleted Its run. The track is sfill new,
and in the hands of the construction
forces, who have not yet completed bal
lasting, but some idea of what the
matchless water-level grade means was
gained by the -fact that this big train
of 11 coaches, nearly all heavy Pull
mans and private cars, was pulled into
Lewiston by One of the smallest type
of engines in use on the O. R. & N.
On reaching the depot, the delegation
was taken in hand by the following re
Members of Reception Committee.
Or. J. B. Morris, chairman; Storey Buek,
committee secretary; o. A. KJos. C W
Mount. Robert Schleicher, E. A. Cox, Dr
S. S. Salsberg, A. S. Stacy. E. J. Hall, It.
A. Spiker. H. T. Power. F. TV. Ketten
bach. John P. Vollmer. C. V. Smith, John
T. Ray, Henry Heitfeld, D. B. Parks. R.
M. Yount. 8. u. Pvler. Joseph Alexander,
M. D. Mills, B. B. Barber. M. A. Means. L,.
R. Aldcrson, R. B. Hooper, A. K. Clarke,
J. B. Kincaid, R. C Beae.h, T. H. Bartletl.
r. EV Stookcy. K. H. Llbhy, W. F. Ketten
bach. Chris Osmers. Jt. M. Coburn. V. M.
Chastaln. W. M. Clemenson. Chris Wels
Kerber. Lester Coffin, C. A. Topping. Walter
N'innemaii. Charlos Hahn. Benjamin Kill,
W. P. Hurtburt. George H. Lake, F. W.
Sharp. B. Jacobs. K. D. . Potvln. Henry
Adame, Charles O. Kress. James McGrana.
Curtis That.her. A. R. Trimble. Dr. Leslie
Squler. O. E. Butler. Oeorge H. Black. R.
N. Wright, O. E. Guernsey, D. J. . McGilvney,
Bert Chapman, E. C. Mason.
Led by two bands and an escort of
citizens, the Portlanders marched to the
Commercial Club rooms, where they were
welcomed in short, addresses by Mayor
Chicago. Professor Henry Seeley
White, of Vassar College. has been
appointed professor of mathematics at
the University of Chicago.
Animal Gland Extracts
Made by the Van Vleck Gland Ex
tract Co., of Kansas City, Mo.,
With Offices at 705 Dekum "
Building, Portland, Or.
Gland Extracts cure more nervous and
chronic diseases than all other treat
ments combined. The reason why Is ex
plained herewith: Gland Extracts con
tain the physiological elements of your
anatomy and are derived from the glands
of young, healthy sheep, and when trans
planted in ypu through the digestion fur
nishes your anatomy with the wanted
pabulum or elements that you have lost
and which is causing your present condi
tion or ill health. . .
We treat successfully all manner of
nervous and chronic diseases by this
method. All diseases of the human family
are the result of three causes only; First,
a lack of the secretions of the glandular
system; second, an over-sufficiency of
the same secretions, or the third, a per
version of the two; so you see how im
portant it is to study the trinity of the
glandular system. The disease you are
suffering with comes from a trinity or
the multiples thereof. The multiples
make the difference In the diseases and
the different forms and kinds of diseases.
Any well informed or unprejudiced physi
cian will tell you that the above state
ment is true. Then why should you fill
your system with drugs and chemicals
which are no part of you and are only
administered in order to hold your sys
tem in abeyance until nature can do the
Why not give this some thought? You
owe it to yourself. If you will call or
write, we will hand or mail you our de
scriptive treatise on our scientific treat
ment. There have been many cured in
and around Portland who have realized
the curative powers of Animal Gland Ex.
We have ' been located In suite 705,
Dekum building for the past three years,
where we have competent physicians to
diagnose your case, free . of charge,
and to give physicians instructions such
as are necessary to prescribe the Gland
Extracts. . The trade and physicians'
Van Vleck Gland Extracts
705 Dekum Bldg., Portland, Or.
Laboratories at' 912-14 Grand ave.,
Kansas City, Mo,
Heitfeld, of Lewiston, and Yount, of
Clarkston. The latter Is an ex-Oregonian
and spoke In glowing terms of the cordial
relations that had always existed 'be
tween the Lewiston people and their
Portland Still Has Lewistons Key.
"We extend to you a most cordial wel
come." said Mayor Heitfeld. "and the
city Is yours today. When the business
men of Portland visited Lewiston three
years ago I gave the key of the city to
Governor Chamberlain and H. L. Pittock
and it has not been returned. The key
hole is the same; it has not been changed,
and we invite you to make free use of
.Alayor Yount introduced his remarks
with the statement that there was about
as much difference in the size of the
cities as there Is in the size of the
Mayors, but no community could extend
a warmer welcome to the business men
of -Portland than the citizens of Clark
ston. "Look over the Lewiston orchards
this forenoon," said Mr. Yount, "and
come to Clarkston this afternoon. You
will see the result of nine years and can
foretell what Lewiston orchards .will be
nine years hence." '
Wait 20 Years Xor Train,'
"We have been waiting here for the
coming of the train from Portland for
the past 20 years." continued Mr. Yount,
"and it is here at least, even if It. Is 20
years and 20 minutes late. We like the
people of Oregon and of Portland. Many
of our flret settlers were from the good
old Willamette Valley, and you will find
Oregonians scattered through all sections
of the Inland country. We feel that we
belong to Portland and the country Is
yours if you but claim it."
The Mayors' brief addresses over, the
visitors, in automobiles and carriages,
were taken all over the city in the morn
ing, nearly all of them going out to the
new irrigation district lying several hun
dred feet above Lewiston. In the after
noon, Clarkston and vicinity were visited,
the great transformation which irrigation
has wrought in that erstwhile tract of
sand being the source of great wonder to
the visitors who had not been here for
AVhere Portland Money Is Invested.
A number of the visitors later in the
afternoon went out to the immense
reservoir, which the Lewiston Land &
Water Power Company has undertaken.
This dam, one- of the largest In the
world, when completed, will cost $175,
000, and it will hold a sufficient water
supply to Irrigate 10,000 acres of land.
This enterprise is backed by Portland
men and Is headed by Walter Burrell.
The Clarkston district is steadily in
creasing it3 area and is already sup
porting a population of 8000 people.
One of the greatest attractions at
Clarkston was the "one,-acre" farm,
which was recently written up in an
Eastern magazine in the elaborate de
tail. On this single acre more than
$1000 per year Is cleared, the owner
making an excellent living for himself
; The visitors were royally entertained
wherever they went, no cut-and-dried
programme being adhered to, but each
visitor being permitted to follow his
own inclinations and go where he
pleased. The Lewiston papers were
exceedingly complimentary in their no
tices of the event, the Evening-Teller
this afternoon commenting editorially
Alliance of Mutual Benefit.
lewiston.- at the head of navigation, and
Portland at tide water, are natural links
In the commercial chain that holds together
the bupiness interests of the country, that
binds the empire of the interior to the
metropolis at the Coast. Barriers have in
posed and deflected the current of business
that should flow between these points to
the detriment of both, but today these ob
structions are removed and natural, full,
free intercourse will be resumed.
" It Is a matter for congratulation for both
cities and the representative citizens of both
places are very properly celebrating the
event. Lewiston-Clarkston welcomes Port
land and hopes for a better acquaintance
and that the new alliance will be for our
mutual benefit. The unlocking- of the gate
way and the removal of the barriers means
great thlnys for tho Twin vTttles. and the
rich tributary country behind them that Is
now ripe for exploitation. We are convinced
also that it means better things for Port
land when, with awakened energy new en
terprise takes hold of the great natural re
sources of the Iwlston-Clearwater country
and pours the great volume of Its wealth
of products down through the open gate
way into the markets of Portland.
WEST FELLS THOMPSON
IDAHO POLITICIANS COME TO
BLOWS OX STREET.
Fight Culmination of Years of Bit
ter Factional Feeling Injured
Man Paralyzed in One Ann.
LEWISTON', Idaho, May 2.-(Special.)
Goaded to frenzy over a signed article
in an evening paper in whch G. W.
Thompson defended his faction, J. B.
West. ex-Register of the United States
Land Office, and now under indictment
for alleged land frauds, made an as
sault on Thompson this afternoon,
knocking his enemy down and attempt
ing to stamp in his face.
The fight was the culmination of a bit
ter contest between Thompson and the
"Independents." a news article of yes
terday being the direct cause. Thompson,
who is a cripple, with one arm paralyzed,
was surprised at the suddenness of the
assault and had no opportunity to de
fend himself, according to statements
made by eye witnesses.
West stated Thompson had attacked
him during six years of political fight
ing, and that he was determined that
his name should not longer be dragged
West was arraigned, and asked that
the, case continue until Monday, when
he will be tried before Police Judge
George Erb. Mr. Thompson says that
he has been threatened with violence
by three .people during . the campaign
but that this assault was unexpected.
; Burglars Fire Residence.
, NORTH YAKIMA. Wash., May 2. (Spe.
cial.) By a fire believed to have been
caused by burglars while rumaging in
the house last night in the absence of the
family, S. S. Busch, principal of Zillah
School, in the lower Valley, , lost his new
residence together with all of Its contents,
including a valuable library which had
taken many years to collect. Busch and
his family were visiting neighbors at
Fire in Penitentiary Residence.
SALEM, Or., May 2. Fire destroyed
the roof and damaged the upper rooms of
the residence of the Superintendent of the
State Penitentiary today. The Peniten
tiary and Asylum fire departments got
the fire under control after it had done
damage to the amount of about $1000. The
building is owned y the state. The fire
was due to defective wiring.
Walla Walla lor Bryan.
WALLA WALLA, Wash., May 2.
(Special.) Democrats of Walla Walla
County met In convention today and
elected delegates to the state conven
tion at Spokane. The attendance was
large and enthusiasm for William J.
Bryan apparent. W. J. Dunphy, a local
attorney, was indorsed as National committeeman.
Fashion is the least part of perfect clothing.
Inferior fabrics may" be developed into smart
models, but what about the wear? The best
fabrics and the best skill only are used in making
Likely you are giving more thought to real value
and enduring quality in clothes than you have
heretofore. It's right that you should. Chester
field Clothes possess a value that's distinctive
at first sight, and gives plenty of proof in the
after wear. We guarantee every Chesterfield
Suit to retain its shape for one year.
G U-A R A N T E E
If the front of coat breaks or otherwise loses its
shape in one year's wear, we will give customer
new suit free.
$22.50 to $SO.OO
JR. M. GRAY
269-271 MORRISON STREET
Disabled by Bucking Auto.
HOQUIAM. Wash., May 2, (Special.)
Henry W. Bale, a prominent logging
operator, suffered, a broken right fore
arm today, his automobile kicking back
Vallejo, Cal. Mrs. Joseph McCarthy,
wife of Dr. Joseph McCarthy, dental
surgeon in the Navy and on duty at
Guam, died here Saturday from an over
dose of morphine taken to relieve In
somnia, after having been In a comatose
state since Wednesday. Mrs. McCarthy
was only 23 years of age and belonged to
a prominent family In Cincinnati.
Seattle, Wash. Captain Talbert Bart
Iett. one of the best-known shipping men
on Puget Sound, has been appointed and
confirmed as Consul for Peru.
King Gustar in Russia.
ST. PETERSBURG, May 2. King
Gustav of Sweden, who has come here
from Stockholm to attend tho marriage
of his son. Prince Wilhelm, to Grand
Duchess Marie Pavlovna, daughter of
Grand Duke Patil Alexandrovltch. came
to St. Petersburg from Tsarskoe-Selo
this morning. After luncheon ho called
upon the members of the Imperial fam
ily residing in the capital, and upon the
foreign ambassadors, including John W.
Kiddle, the American representative.
At Le Palais Royal, a fine line of ladies'
net waists. It will pay you to call if you
are interested in the waist buying. S7o
An enterprising American has begun to
manufacture cement tombs.
SHARES ARE NOW 50c
Will Soon Be $1.00-Don't Hesitate or You Will Regret It
NORTHWESTERN EXPLORATION AND DEVELOPMENT CO.
Our stock is being taken up with surprising rapidity. The millionaire, the merchant, the doctor,
the lawyer, the mechanic, are all buying it. Why not you? And do it now. We want to hear the
hum of the wheels of our mill within a few months, then the shipping "of our lumber, and then the
income. Will you be one of the lucky ones to share in the profits? $100 invested now will give you
a life income.
I can positively convince you that there is no better investment on the present market than the
one here oifered. . '
Think of it! Four billion feet of high-priced, hardwood, merchantable timber, located on the
Coast, accessible and easily logged, on good, wide, tidewater rivers.
The market for every foot of this vast tract is already established, and the profits will be enor
mous. Ten million feet per year can be sold in the immediate vicinity of our plant. This one market
guarantees a net profit of 30 per cent on the entire investment, and represents but a small propor
tion of our output.
This large tract of timber is located on the Pacific Coast, where we have the best shipping facili
ties to any port in the world available.
The timber consists principally of the highest-priced woods used in the manufacture of pianos,
hotel fixtures, shipbuilding, railroad and electric cars, house and office trimmings, furniture, and
many other indispensable wood commodities.
The woods comprise MAHOGANY, LIGNUM VITAE, EBONY, CEDAR, ROSEWOOD, OAK,
RUBBER, BALSAM, COPOEB A, C0C0B0LA.
The net price of this valuable tract of timber is less than 20d PER THOUSAND FEET, and
most of it finds a ready market at prices ranging from $100 to $400 per thousand.
The LIGNUM VITAE is in great demand, and marketable at more than $1000 per thousand feet.
The Board of Directors of the Northwestern Exploration & Development Co., which controls this
timber, has authorized me to sell a limited number of shares of its stock at 50 per share (par value
$1.00), for the purpose of installing a plant of sufficient size to meet the demands of the market.
I have on exhibition at my office samples of wood, (highly. polished), cut from this tract; also
cruisers' reports and other data, which will convince at once the most skeptical of the wonderful
money-making resources of this enterprise.
Call or write and secure subscription blanks. Do not delay, or you may miss the opportunity
of a lifetime. r .
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