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THE MORNING ASTORIAN, WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 1904.
The manufacturers of Royal Baking
Powder have had forty years of scientific
Every method of bread-and-cake rais
ing has been exhaustively studied in this
country and abroad.
The result is a perfect product in Royal
Baking Powder. There is no substitute
for it. The purity and efficiency of
Royal Baking Powder have been com
mended by the highest authorities.
These facts mean two important
things to all housekeepers:
First: that Royal Baking Powder is
healthful and makes wholesome food.'
Second: that Royal Baking Powder
makes food good to taste.
Assembly Devotes Mornipg Ses
sion to Conferring Degree
' Upon Members.
REPORTS IN THE AFTERNOON
Busy Times Will Come Today
aml This Afternoon Officers
Will Be Chosen to Act
the Coining Year.
Odd Fellows Had Interesting
Business Session Yesterday
HAD HOT TIME LAST NIGHT
Danced and Held Social Session
Until Wee Honrs of Morning
Program for the Day.
GRAND PATRIARCH W. . N.
Green of Eugene.
GRAND HIGH PRIEST-Claude
Gatch of Salem. "
GRAND WARDEN W. I. Vawter
Thomas F. Ryan of Oregon City.
GRAND JUNIOR WARDEN 8.
C. Beckwith of Portland.
GRAND SCRIBE E. E. Sharon of
GRAND TREASURER W. W.
Francie of Halsey.
The above officers of the grand lodge,
t O. O. F., were chosen yesterday aft
ernon at the business meeting which
terminated shortly before 5 o'clock. The
majority of the officers were elected
with little or no opposition. W. N.
Green, the newly-elected grand patri
arch, thanked the delegates for the
honor bestowed upon him.
Delegates who arrived by boat and
train at an early hour this morning had
no difficulty in finding accommodations
and were on hand promptly when the
encampment was called to order. The
greatest harmony and good will pre
vailed, and after a social hour the dele
gates 3ettled down to business with a
determination to get it finished and
The Interesting feature of the morn
ing session was the report of the grand
acrlbe, E. E. Sharon. The report showed
that there were 47 encampments In the
state; that the membership December
31. 1902, was 1982, and that the mem
bership December 31, 1903, was 2239,
the gain having been 257. The reports
of all the other officers were likewise
of interest to members of the encamp
ment. After hearing the reports the
encampment adjourned until after din
ner. Upon reassembling the election
of officers waa taken up, and at 6
o'clock all the business before the gath
ering bad been disposed of.
Last night at the Occident hotel the
Grand Representatives' Association
gave a banquet of a social nature. A
great number of the delegates were in
attendance. Tonight the great banquet
of the Muscovites takes place at the
same hostelry. During the afternoon
a number of the delegates, together
with their families, made a Journey to
the bar on the launch Fox, returning
to Astoria highly pleased with the con
"This is the first time I have ever
seen the Pacific," said a delegate from
Pendleton, "and I shall always remem
ber Astoria because of the trip I have
had in this little boat. I hesitated at
first about coming to the convention,
but now I am glad that I came."
"I have learned more about the sal
mon industry today than I ever knew
before," said another, "and the spirit
of the people of Astoria toward myself
and the other delegates is so cordial
that if it will help them for me to eat
salmon I Intend to place a standing
order for that commodity with my
While the Rebekahs were not in ses
sion the ladies amused themselves in
various ways. Some 60 marvelled at
the mystery of the tide and listened
with admiration while their more for
tunate sisters, who have lived near the
It was -estimated last evening that
fully 650 Odd Fellows were in the city.
The convention is one of the most har
monious and enthusiastic that has been
held in years. '
VOTE ON RETIREMENT.
Two Important Actions of General
Los Angeles, May 17. Action on two
important matters was taken by the
general conference of the MethodiHt
church at today's session. The report
of the committee on eplscopay recom
mended that the conference elect eight
bishops to fill the vacancies caused by
death, resignation and retirement dur
ing the present quadriennlum was
adopted. After a close, heated and re
markable debate between Dr. James M.
Buckley and Dr. Thomas B. Neeley, the
two foremost parliamentarians of the
Methodist church, the conference
adopted the report of the special Judic
iary committee, which finds that the
conference has no executive authority
to district eplscopay, that is, to sub
stitute the diocesan for the present
Itenerant form of residency and ad
The dealled vote on the retirement of
the bishops was given out today. It
waa aa follows: Total vote cast 63.
For retirement, Andrews, 585: Fobs,
600; Vincent, 685; MaUUUeu, 618;
The election of eight bishops will
begin tomorrow morning and Is ex
pected to occupy considerable time.
The Rebekah assembly of the state
of Oregon yesterday convened In this
city, made preparations for the busy
times to come, and adjourned late In
the afternon to make ready for the
entertainment and dance given last
night- Members of Gateway lodge of
Astoria estimate' that between 250 and
300 Rebekah delegates are In the city
for the convention.
The assembly la holding forth at
Pythian castle. There the convention
gathered at 9 yesterday morning, the
following officers being in attendance:
President. Llssle Howell of Oregon
City; vicerpresident, Nora Harnett of
Athena; warden, Ella Fraaer of Eu
lene; secretary, Ora Cos per of Dalian;
treasurer, Ella Harding of LaGrande.
The morning session waa entirely
taken up with the conferring of the
assembly degree. About 100 ladles and
60 gentlemen were thus decorated, and
by the ttem the ceremony waa con
cluded the dinner hour had arrived.
Adjournment was then taken until aft
ernoon, when the standing committees
were appointed by the president The
committees lost no time In getting ito
work and many of them will be able
to make reports at today's session.
The report of Secretary Cosper shows
that there were 106 lodges of Re
bekahs In the state December 31, 1902,
while on May 1. 1904 there were 119
lodges, an Increase of 13. The num
ber of brother members of the order
at the end of 1902 was 2639 and the
number of sister members 4422. Dur
ing the year there were Initiated 630
brother and 825 sister members, while
35 brothers and 72 sisters were admit
ted by card and 23 brothers and 35
sisters reinstated. The number ex
pelled dropped, withdrawn and de
ceased was 26S brothers and 417 sis
ters. The gain In brothers waa 320,
and In sixers 615. a most satisfactory
showing. The present brother mem
bership Is 2959 and the sister member
The report shows the per capita ex
pense for the year to have been $1.33,
the per capita Income to have been
$1.49, and the per capita assets to be
This morning the session of the as
sembly will be resumed. The commit
tees will have their reports to present
and the convention will get down to
actual business. The belief is ex
pressed by members that the election
of officers will not take place until late
this afternoon. The session of the as
sembly will doubtless last until to
morrow noon, if the delegates manage
to get through by that time. The aea
slon Is proving a most interesting one.
The entertainment given last night
by Beaver lodge of Odd Fellows and
Gateway lodge of Rebekahs waa even
more thoroughly pleasant than the en
tertainers had expected. The big pa
vilion was thronged during the night
with Odd Fellows and Rebekahs. The
address of welcome waa delivered by
Mayor .Surprenant and Byron E. Mil
ler responded on behalf of the city's
guests. During the evening refresh
ments were served, and It was mid
night before the merry-makers depart
ed from the hall.
the seat. The one who waa making
an effort to get on the aeat fired
hot which was apparently accidental
and the horses jumped. Gruff plied
the whip at the same time and the
team lunged ahead. Shots were fired
after the wagon, but the driver would
not stop. .-.
Two policemen saw one of the nin
and fired at him. The other irwn
slipped away during the revolver fight.
Mrs. Clementine Bullock of Portland
ia a delegate to the Rebekah conven
I. H. Carter waa down from Portland
yesterday. II returned on the night
Mrs. Iclllla M. Sears of Albany la
among the delegate to the Rebekuh
Senator Megler came down from
Breekfleld yesterday to attend the Odd
Mr. and Mrs. Amos Vaaa of Salem
are attending the sessions of the Odd
Fellows and Rebekahs.
Mlsa Clara Munson, The Astorlan's
west aide correspondent. Is In the city,
attending the Rebekah assembly.
L. E. Carter, northwestern manager
for the Northwestern Life Insurance
Company, is down from Portland.
Mrs. Ella J. Metzger of Dallas and
Mrs. Ida Foster of Grants Pass, past
presidents of the Rebekahs are attend
ing the assembly.
Misses Sophie and Susie Ryman,
Portland delegates to the Rebekah
convention, are In the city, guests of
Miss Alma Johnson.
E. H. Krlpet. superintendent of the
telegraph lines of the O. It A N. Co..
came down from Portland yesterday
and went over to llwaco.
FLOUR UP A NOTCH.
Francisco Mills Raise Twenty
Cents Per Barrel.
San Francisco, May 17. Local flour
mills today made a reduction of 20
cents per barrel. Quotations to the
trade are now $4.60 to $4.35 per barrel
for family extras and $4.65 to $4.80 for
bakers' extras. The decline Is attrib
uted to the dullness of trade and competition.
Portland. May 17. For Oregon,
Wednesday, showers; slightly warmer
In southwest portion; southwesterly
Railroad Meeting Postponed.
New York. May 17. The annual
meeting of the directors and stockhold
ers of the Northern Pnclflc railroad
has been postponed until June 17.
Chicago the Scene of Another
Attempt of Bold Highwayman.
Chicago, May 17. Three hlghwayn-
mea attempted to rob a United States
registered mail wagon early today near
the Chicago St Northwestern railroad
station. The accidental discharge If a
revolver frustrated their plans and
they escaped after a duel with the po
lice. . ' "
When the driver of the wagon, E. 3.
Graff, waa driving past an alley three
men ran out into the street In front of
his horses. Two of the men tried to
stop the team by grabbing the bridles
and the third undertook to tfll mb on
To Keep Young.
What Is old age, anyway? Scientists
tell us It Is a kind of atrophy of the
tissues and organs connected with the
changes in the blood vessels. To coun
teract this tendency we must supply
the tissues and organs with healthy
blood. Life, therefore, depends to a
great extent upon our ability to keep
the circulatory system In a healthy
condition. The best methods of doing
this may be briefly summarized as fol
Take plenty of exercise In the out
door air, preferably In the country.
away from the city, says What to Eat.
The best exercise Is a long walk in
the country, and the benefit of such a
walk Is Increased If only a very small
quantity of fluid and food be taken
during the walk. A good lunch for such
a walk is a sandwich and an organge.
This walk In the open air not only
enriches the blood with oxygen, but It
strengthens the skin and nervous sys
tem, and through this the digestive
Great moderation In the amount of
food, and especially of flesh food, should
be practised, particularly by old peo
ple. There is no longer any doubt that
moderate meat eating after the ''merid
ian of life" Is reached is conducive to
Drink distilled water and plenty of
It after the age of 40 years is reached.
Most water is too "hard" for drinking
purposes. The lime and other alkalies
and salts in it tend to harden the arter
ies and tissues, and that means "old
age." Moreover, "soft" or distilled
water is a dissolvent and tends to ab
sorb the poisons and gases in the body.
The following announcement from
the Army and Navy Journal of April
16, will be read with interest by As
torlans: "The engagement is announced
of Miss May Nlckerson, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. William H. Nlckerson of
Eureka, Cal., to Lieutenant Nathaniel
E. Bower, corps of engineers, U. S. A."
Mlsa Nlckerson Is a sister of Mrs. II.
Marcotte, wife of the former pastor of
the First Presbyterian church of this
city, and Is well known In local social
C01LAR BUTTON SALE
MUST BE SOLD THIS WEEK.
See Window Display
S. DANZIGER COMPANY,
ON THE SQUARE.
A Profusion of Carpet Elegance
More patterns than the most exacting
taste could wish to inspect. AH new
mmmmmmmmmmmmmm sud fresh sod at the Fairett Prices.
Home furnishers with a love for the beautiful and artistic are fairly
reveling in the elegant display here. , Blfclow'i Body BriMeli at SUSa yd.
Saioay Axmlsiters at SI JJ yd Wllloa Velvet at $1.21 aid SI JI yd.
Dee; Pile Velvet al f I.ZI a yd. All Wool Tapestry at tOc, 90c, II aid 1.10 a yd.
YOUR CREDIT 18 GOOD WITH 7 A HE C gi
THE RELIABLE HOUSE FURNISHERS,. Mjfkmm ii llVl
Aggregate of Hundred Thousand
for New York Circuit
New Yark. May 17. Two new stakes
of $10,00 each have been added to the
program for the grand circuit races In
New York this year, raising the ag
gregate ef pVisse money to be distrib
uted among the trotters and pacers
next August to something like $100,
00. " ' ' ' -" ' "" " '
In compliance with requests from
horse owners ull over the country the
Empire City Trotting Club has decided
to open a guaranteed stake of $10,000,
all trotters of the 2:11 cluss being
eligible, to be decided at the Empire
track In the week beginning August 8.
Brighton beach will duplicate the offer
one week later. The stakes will be
known as the Knickerbocker and Lonr
Island, respectively. Entries for both
will close June 2.
NIP IT IN THE BUD.
First Appearance of Dan draff a Pore
ranaer of Fotare Balaaeaa.
That such la the case has been con
clusively proven by scientific research.
Prof. Unna, the noted European akin
specialist, declares that dandruff is the
burrowsdVup cutlole ef the scalp, caused
by paraaltas destroying the vitality in
the hair bulb. The hair becomes lifeless,
and, In time, falls but. This can be pre
vented. Newbro's Herplclde Villa this dandruff
germ, an restorer the hair to Us natural
softness and abundancy.
Herplclde is now used by thousanda of
peopleall satisfied that it Is ths most
wonderful' hair preparation on the mar
Bold by leading drunrtats. Bend 10a. ht
(rtamps for sample to- The Herplolda Co.,
Eagle Drug Store Owl Drug Btors
$51-862 Bond St. 649 Com. St
T. T. LAURIN, Proprtetoa,
WILL BUILD ICE BREAKER.
Canada Will Make Attempt to Keep 8t.
. f Lawrenoe Clear.
Montreal, May 17. It Is announced
that the Dominion government wilt
have an Ice breaker built In England
this summer for the purpose of trying
to keep the St. Lawrence open later
during the fall and also to break up the
Ice earlier In the spring. It Is calcu
lated that the shipping season at Mon-J
treal could be lengthened by 50 least
a fortnight in the full and that about
the same time could be "gained by
breaking up the Ice formation at Cape
Rouge In the spring. If the experiment
proves successful, another and larger
boat will be built and stationed at
Quebec In order to make the service
Explosion Victims Die.
Carbondale, III., May 17. Four men
In the mine explosion at Perrln,
Wednesday are dead from their In
juries. This makes a total of eight
men dead. Four others will probably
JU8T OPENED NEW GROCERY.
Groceries, tobacco, soft drinks, con
fectionery; home-made bread and
cookies, etc., etc.
T. E. MESSENGER,
Cor. Second and Astor Sts.
DON'T GOTO 8T. LOUIS
Till you call at or writs to the Chi
cago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad.
Office 134 Thirt street, Portland, Ore.
Low rates to all points east, in connec
tion with all transcontinental.
n, S. ROWS,
Cenaral Agent, ,