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THE OREGON DAILY JOURNAL, PORXLyD, FRIDAY -EVENING JULY 25, 1902. - i J
Heetine of the Fair Directors at Which Several
j : Prospective Sites Were Eliminated rrom
-i'v " the Contest
AN INFORMAL BALLOT.
Willamette Heights tract
Abrams and Knox tract
Hawthorne , Park
University Park .
And the probabilities are that
Hawthorne Park "will be (elected
as the site for the Lewie and
Clark Centennial Exposition ot 1905.
as will be seen by a perusal of
that which follows:
" -" From 7:45 until 9:25 o'clock last even
i . tng the Board of -Directors of the Lewi
1 and Clark Centennial Exposition wrestled
) ' with the fair site question, only to rele
; , gate the whole matter to the executive
i (committee of the board, with Instruc
tions to Investigate the desirability of
', the several sites offered, nominate its
t - preference and submit that conclusion
to the full board at a regular meeting to
b beld on the evening ot September 12.
A casual perusal of the Informal ballot
: taken oa the question of location of the
Kslr, as given herewith, might lead the
' reader to at once conclude that It was as
' good as settled that the exposition will be
. located on the tract ot land' at the foot
1 of .Willamette Heights, In the extreme
northwestern section of the. city,, but such
t ' conclusion would most certainly be at
f ;ariance with the facts. The ballot was
t not taken for the' purpose of location,' but
..that sites offered which have no chance
.'of selection might be eliminated from con.
' -.IderatldnTTWWr from" xpiive enffttCi
. . ,lng Investigation.
' Director W. D , Wheelwright, In fact,
1 ' Voiced the sentiment of those who cast
' the ' Informal vote for the Willamette
Sleights tract when be said;
'The sub-committee has made but a
t .'Very superficial examination! It knows
nothing of the engineering difficulties
Which may be encountered In the prepar
ttUoa of a lake, and until all these mat-
, ters are carefully enquired Into, and
-,' afJiorougbly Investigated, I apprehend that
t" ' s Yote wa have taken amounts to noth-
ing, so far as the actual location of the
. . exposition la concerned:"
. . THE MEETING.
! The meeting was called to order by Dl
j ectcr Wolfe, second vice-president, who
1 presided throughout Its session. Trcsl
1 JentCqrbett and Director ISL W Scott
I Arete absent at the Coast, those present
i , being Directors . Wolfe, Wesslnger, De
1 ers. Mallory, O' Shea, Fried, C. E. Ladtl,
;""tefllsi Bates,' Flelschner. Wheelwright,
"rt.fer and Fen ton.
. The first busineea on hand was the re
port of tbe sub tonunlttee, composul of
, . i'lnctors .Wesslnger, Mills and Dresser,
, a printed at a previous meeting to jx
anilne sites offered for the Fair, including
; the City Park. This committee had pre
; Piously recommended the City Park,
: ui when the dlfflculties of transp-uta-t
ilun of passengers to that point were
I j made apparent, Mr. Wesslnger, chdlrmnn
of the committee; said his committee e--'jiired
to withdraw its recommendation.
'A communication from the City and Su
burban and Portland Railway Compir.ies
. stated that to extend and equip tlielr
, lines to the park summit would cost, by
i oqe route considered, 1350,000 and by an
' other 90.000. Estimating the attendance
a the exposition at an average of 8000
l : per day for 140 days, and that 80 per cent
! ,pfho8e attending would ride, tea gross
earnhigs of1 the companies would amount
to $S9,000, and (jgurlng a net profit of 10
r pef cent on this business, the street car
. companies would realize (35,840 net.
i . j FAVORABLE SITES.
Sites other than the City, Park. Havf
v thorne Park and Willamette Heights,
i " Dtrt discussed with small consideration,
h arid with th City Park eliminated from
I vi the contest the offerings were speedily
, narrowd down to the Willamette Heights
i - tract, or rather the low land at the foot
, f Wlllamtt Heights, and Hawthorne
j Furk iirtd the adjoining Ladd tract.
THE GOVERNMENT TO
r IRRIGATE SIXTY MILLION
ACRES OF ARID LAND
ff- , (Journal Special Service.)
. WASHINGTON, July 25.-As rapidly as
they can be orsanllted surveying partus
; wlll be sent out to select and lay out
', Irrigation sites In tbe Western States
benefiting by the recent Congressional
f legislation. Although the statement has
OVER THE WIRES.
' In less than an hour a cloudburst and
. windstorm, at Irwin, Pa., caused 8200,000
damage last night ?No lives were lout,
r The ' Panhandle Limited, St. Louis to
New fork, was wrecked last night neat
Xenla, Ohio. , Ths train then took fire
and the engineer and three Pullman pas
sengers Were burned to a crisp.
Coal In New York has jumped to 88.00
per ton. Tbe output is computed to be.
over eleven million tons short of that for
the tame- period last year;
President Mitchell, of the United Mine
.Workers, left Chicago last night to re
turn to Wllkesbarre, Pa., where fc wUI
take ctlve charge of tbe. bis; strike.
The British Medio! Journal of London
denies the stories that the King Is still In
danger. The royal physicians say they
are quite satisfied with his condition. .
The Lehigh Coat Company has reopened'
:.-Na, f mine' e.t,Tftmagua, Pa, This la
As to the Willamette Heights tract
Chairman Wesslnger made an elaborate
report. He went Into the subject in grea
detail havtns SDant all the time at hi
command, five days. In Investigating the
feasibility of locating the Fair at tha
place, terms upon which property own
ers would permit the use of their hold
Ings. the question of transportation and
that of controlling the water in the ad
joining slough so as to form a lagoon
suitable for acquatlc sports.
The transportation problm was easily
solved, the street railway companies re
porting that, by a loop similar to tha
of Morrison. Third and Yamhill streets,
one tnlnute service could be maintained
Agreements In writing with many of the
property owners were secured, offering
their grounds for the psyment of taxes
One block, containing 174 lota, worth
810,500. belonging to the German Savings
& Loan Association of San Francisco,
would be purchased by local capitalists
and offered for the payment of taxes, and
another small holding, rented for tlt0
per year, would have to be settled for.
The tract consists of about 76 acres, and
adjoining this is a slough, filled with
water when the river is at its present
stage, which it was thought could be con
verted Into a lake for water sports,
boating, etc. Considerable dyking would
bave to' be done, however, and embank
ments constructed to hold the water, aa
the water In the slough disappears with
the falling of the river, and about the
latter part of Augus. or tha first of Sep
tember only an unsightly mud hole re
mains. This appeared to be the one seri
ous objection to that location. No one
knew the cost ot the Maintenance of a
lake there, the expense of dyking, the
building of embankments, dredging, etc.
In fact, it had been reported that the
water could not be confined at ail be
cause of the porous condition of the soil
between the slough and the river, and
this asseveration had great weight with
COST OF A LAUOON.
A this point came up the question of
employing competent civil engineers to
determine the cost of confining the waters
of the slough, and it was that all other
site might not claim the same favor
from the directors that a vote was sug
geated and taken with the result an
nouneed above. The ballot -was In no
sense Indicative of the final vote on the
Fair location. That no englnerlng dim
cultles exist at Hawthorne Parte Iras well
known, and it was to get the Willamette
Heights proposition before the directors
without loading upon them the various
other sites that might claim similar
treatment and attention, that the infor
mal vote was taken. If It be true thit
it will cost 830,000, or near that amount.
to maintain a lagoon at the Willamette
Heights slough, then it is almost certain
that Hawthorne Park will win the prlxe
The river bridges are the only drawback
to that site now, but it seemed to be
conceded that the Morrison street bridge
must be rebuilt anyway, broadening it
to the width of the street, and that the
next Legislature will be asked to author
lze the levying of a special county tax for
Finally the whole matter of nil was
lbft to thfr executive committee, which
will Investigate the Wllamette Heights
lake question, and report at the mvliny
to be held on September IT. '
Director H. W. Scott, absent at the
Coast, sent a strong letter favoring Haw
thorne Park, and Director H..W. ,t"or
betf dn:ln support of the Ctty Park
Now that this Jatter site is out of the
question,' it Is believed that Mr. Cor
bett will turn to Hawthorne. As It waa
voted that no site will be elected with
less than. & votes. It is believed that
Willamette Heights cannot marshal that
number, and that Hawthorne' Park will
yet win out,, ;
been made that within the next century
200,WO,UOO acres of orld land can be re
claimed by Irrigation. F. H. Newell ot
the Geological Survey and secretary of
the American Forestry Association, eatl
mates that not more than 60,000,000 acres
can be so. reclaimed.
the first large mine -to resume operations
since the anthracite strike started. .
Officers ot the Second Life Guards, of
which King Edward Is honorary colonel,
have vilely abused Second Lieutenant C.
D. Gregson because he was "socially un
desirable." A rigid investigation will be
James Reeves, of Atoka, I. T.. has con
fessed to the trlpple murder of bis wife,
her mother and John Knuckles. He waa
jealous of the latter.
Governor Taft. of the Philippines, sailed
yesterday for the Islands from Naples,
The Pope has granted Mrs. John W.
Mackay speclaj permission to hold sen
vices over the dead body Of her husband
In London. '
To Anna Rank-inf St Tlncenfs hospital,
on July ?, a. girl.-
. To Mrs. Harry White, 122 Union av.
tnus, on July 10, a boy.
DRAYTON HAS ;
(Continued from Flrst Page.)
she been from her apirtments to any ex
Drayton, so The Journal was Informed,
had called unon Mrs. Tuck twjo or three
times, but there was nothing in appear,
ance to Indicate aughO but formal friend
ship between them. '
Regarding the publication of the faots
in the case yesterday, Mrs. Tuck said:
MRS. TUCK INTERVIEWED.
"I have been grossly misjudged in this
affair, and have been done the greatest
injustice that ever I suffered. I have a
no time been In need of money. Of thai .
have plenty. 1 can pay all ot my bras
wherever I go, and shall at no moment
have to worry on that score.
" I was not compelled to leave the Ho.
tel Portland, and left only because I pre
ferred the quiet of this excelent, refined
rooming house, where one may be away
from the greater publicity' of a large
"Regarding Mr. Drayton, 1 know that
he had plenty of money with which to
pay all obligations he contracted, and that
he did not intend to wrong anyone. If
anyone has yet shown wherein he did that
which even suggested such a course to be
contemplated, 1 have overlooked the evl
dtnee. It has not been uduced, so far us
my knowledge govs. I'
"I left the Kust, permit me to say, be
cause I desired to live in the West. I be
lieve tha. 1 would be happier here, and
am grieved that so unfortunate an affair
should occur as this that has placed me
in the wrong light." -
Mrs. Tuck occupied- a suite , of three
rooms, and had taken there all Of the lit
tle bric-a-brac that women of culture love
to have around them-. She- was apparently
of good education, charming personality,
refined manner, and 'qualified to win her
way to social popularity through thi
force: of strong mental .'traits. ' i
Drayton appeared to; be- somewhat cot
down, and to have suffered disappoint.
ront in the JjrustralJgnoi' .dans, that In
volved nis resilience jn inj eivy. ne as
serted that lie Intended to remain here.
to enter business, perhaps the newspaper
business, and proposed to win his way,
so he said, without assistance from oth
HAD MONEY TO BURN.
'I could have all of the money I want,
were J willing to accept it with the pro
viso that I ur,nilt to the dictates of those
of my family who hold different views
regarding what I should do, I like freer
rein than they will give me, and there
fore It was my desire to act Independent
ly of them all
"I want to aHsert, and I can prove It.
too, tliiit, . werf TfcfiMtig to accept tho
restrictions my people would place upon
me, I could have liberal sum of money
with .which to establish myself In busi
ness. U may sound rather extravagant
but I could have more money ,to bring
here than most of the people Whoha I en.
tertuined, were I less Independent as I
have heretofore said.
I huve desired to acquit myself as man
in Portland, and, had this unfortunate
matter not come uj, I would have re
mained and sought some avenue for the
employment of what talents I possess,
and striven to become a useful member
of this community.
All of my bills huve been puid. and at
not lime have I been in trouble to meet
all obligations that were Incurred by me.
Clackamas County Pion
eer Gone" -
(Journal Stpctj! SrVlceT'!,.
OREGON CITV, July 25. -Charles W.
Armstrong, ngel 57, dropped irdegd of
heart disease yestcrdajf afterrto'pa; He
was a prominent citizen of Clackamas
County', and left a wife. son and Ave
daughters. The funeral will be held to
University Students Reunion.
The former itidents of the Portland
I'niversily he I I a reunion Wednesday
veiling on the cumpus by the river front
Arrangements were perfected whereby the
occasion should be made a permanent
thing, en organization formed to be known
as "The Association of the Loyal 8u;
dents of Portland University." The offi
cers elected were, R. V. Glass, president,
and Miss Rose Hatfield, secretary. There
was a committee of three appointed to
arrange for next year's meeting, com
posed of A. J. Bender, Miss Nina Killings-
worth and MlRs. Grace Gilliam. The fol
lowing former students were present:
Ethel McCollum. Myra J. Sharp, Roy N.
Glass, F. B. Tucker, Rose Hatfield. Nina
Killlngsworth, Isolene Shaver, K. O. Ben
der, Flora L. Vincent, L. May . Carey,
Ernj. E."' Benson, G. H. Pierce. Elvera
vic:or. arne wane, mrs. x.uiu ttnine-
hart Myers, M."H. Carter, Asa C. Bur
dlck. Lilly Vincent Haley, C. A. Dotson,
Mrs. M. H. Carter. A. J. Bender, Faye
Killlngsworth. C. I Cuse. George W.
Berrian, Grace A. Gilliam.
A delightful luncheon was enjoyed at
about 10 o'clock. The meeting was a
thoroughly enjoyable one, the only ele
ment of regret being that every one of the
former students and professors of the In
stitution could not have been present
W. Bacon, Gantenbein andV geilwood.
B. W. Wool folk, Dakota, and Wiscon
sin, cottage; J400. "-
Samuel Holm, Williams and H alsey,
two-story dwelling; $109.
J. Benkier, East Main and East Twenty.
first, two-story awellingi $1200.
Geo. Gardner, Fourth and Sherman, re
To Be in Portland Aug
ust 4 Arrangements
for Mass Meeting
H. O. Kundret, editor of the Portland
Labor Press, received this morning the
following telegram from Samuel Gora-
pers, who is now lo San Francisco:
"1 have wired Organiser Oebhart. of
Salem, to arrange for a mass meeting,
Am advised that' he is out of town. Pro
ceed to Salem and have mass meeting
arranged for Sunday evening, August t.
Morris and I will attend.
(Signed.) "SAMUEL GOMPERS."
Mr. Kundret says that he will go over
to the state capital In a day or two and
arrange for a reception and mass meet
ing. He will probably be accompanied
by G. T. Harry, president of the State
Federation of Labor, Excursions will be
run from Eugene and Albany for the
benefit of the public, who wish to hear
the noted labor orators. Quite a num
ber of people here have signified, their
intentlone of going to,Salem on the even
lng of the Sd to meet the distinguished
Venezuelan Insurgents Said to be
Victorious. . V ..1,
CASTRO MOVESjQN LA GUAYRA
(Scrlpps-McRae News Association.)
WASHINGTON, July 25,-The Navy
Department today" received the following
dispatch from Commander McLean, of
the cruiser Cincinnati, dated at La
"President Castro, of Venezuela, with
troops, embarked for La Guayra at Bar
celona yesterday.: They leave only 300
ioldlers at Barcelona.-.. It Is rumored that
Valencia lias been taken by the insurg
ents." , ' o4
Coal Operators- W Reopen the
Virginia Mines- oa July 28.
(Scrlppa-McRae News Association.)
CHARLESTON, Va., July S. The coal
operators have posted notices in the Ka
nawha and New River fields that all the
mines will resume operations on the 28th,
and all employe's hot reporting for duty
may consider themselves ' discharged.
Eviction proceedings will be taken
against strikers who are occupying com
By the breaking down of a bridge near
Holhrook yesterday afternoon, Gustav
Leben was instantly killed, Anton Spald-
neberg very badly Injured, and two horses
Loben has been working for Mr Wort-
man who lives about three miles from
Holbrook, and was hfl tiling posts Wthe
Forbes & Davis spur ' of the Northern
Pacific railroad. The bridge at Reeky
Point gave way while he was crossing
with a load, and he and the horses- Were
precipitated 25 feet into the gulch below.
Anton Spaldenberg and another bridge
carpenter were lvadlnjr the horses 'when
the accident occurred, and Spaldenberg
fell through .with the wagon, but luckily
landed on top instead of under the posts.
He Is thought to be injured Internally,
but not fatally.
Leben was u working man. In poor cir
cumstances, and leaves a wife and eight
little children to mourn his loss.--
That Tracy is Still in the Vicinity
of Sawyer Lake.
(Serlpps-MeRae News Association.)
SEATTLE, Wash., July ffi.-The story
reported to the -officers that Tracy ap
peared at Miller's cabin is believed to be
unfoundd. Investigation shoWs that the
man was probably a hunter, and played
a practical Joke. Sheriff Cudlhee today
says; he is positive Tracy Is still in the
vicinity of Sawyer l.ake, and" that h
will not relax his vigilance at that point.
He is still confident he will capture the
Oliver Seymour Phelps, 84 Viola, Or., on
July 23, senility.
George Bygate, 71, Portland Sanator-
turn, on July 23, Brlghi'a disease.
Wong Hall, 66, 195ty Second, on July 24,
ti r!. ji . m .
balmere. 280 YayftUL, Phoma 507.
J. P. Flnley fcV 8on, UndertakW
AM Emhl miN V Aa.a.. TLf i
e.wi nwr imru wig
Jafftrson ttrtets, do flrst!st work
j i . - - - - -. -
uiu iiviwrmuiywrtn all. ...
woman,,, monumental ana
building work; 204 Third 8U Estl-
v was wwraeniy.
READY TO FIGHT
(Continued from First Page.)
can peer through a ladder, to note the
number of Portlanders who have quietly
lipped away to San Franolsco daring the
last week or so. Business men and rail.
road Officials can be counted among the
number. The ostensible object of the vis-
It there at the present time was business.
ot course, and the. great contest between
Fltzslmmons and Jeffries is merely an in
The Journal is enabled today to give the
views of prominent Portlanders on the
Mayor Williams, when asked his opln
Ion on the big battle, said: "I'm some
what behind the times on these natters,
but I think Jeffries stands to win. Fits,
they say, Is too old a man. Still he has
the reputation of being able to hand out
the stiff est jolt of any man In the bust
ness, and If he should land a straight
Jab on Jeffs solar plexus, somebody will
go down and out,"
Colonel Wledler, Secretary of Fire Com
mission"! don't know muoh about prise
fights. I have never seen but one, and
that time I made a solemn vow that if
the Lord would spare me to get home I
would never see another. .
George Scoggln, Chief Deputy Engineer
"I'm not sure that I don't prefer Fits,
While I haven't bet any money Z con
sider 10 to 4 would be a good bet it I
lost The short ender Jooks good to me."
ity Auditor Devlin -"I'm afraid Jeffries
will win out Fltzslmmons, I think, is
a has-been. Still, I'd like to see him
WHAT RAILROADERS THINK.
A. a Barker, Chicago & Northwestern
-"I believe, jeff jietf imi 'wlh. In fact, lis
dollars to doOgntjuls that be will. He's
younger than' Flttslmmohs. which will
count la'ils favor", ven though he may
hot be QUlta'so sden'tlflQ., Should old
Fttssimmon ever On, one ,ot his ter
rific smashes On ff' chin,, ha might
J. C;TW. DaTy. IrkernVPaclnc"If
Sheriff Cudlhee find's JTracy today, there's
no doubt in my mind that lanky Bob will
best bit :r,iF3t.Ms wlllJC. Jine
the question ot the site of the 1905 Lewis
and Clark Exposition."
F. R. Johnson, Canadian Pacific "I
think Jeff will win, but wlU bet on Fits.
William Harder, Jr., Canadian Pacific
Jeff ought to win, but a prise fight Is
like a horse race nobody wins until hVs
past the tape.
George Taylor, Wisconsin Central "Fita
will do the Job in 14 rounds or less."
Lihdsey, Illinois Central "Jeff will win
out In about seven rounds."
Frank O'Neill, Northern Pacific "Fits
will knock Jeff out, I believe. In three
rounds maybe less. Just one on the Jaw
from Frits, and all will be off with big
H. Ls Slaler, Omaha I'd pick the
younger man, Jeffries, as the winner
without doubt A man past 40 ls oast
his prime. .
. H. Sv-Rame, MUwaukeer-From what 1
have read and the opinion of the pub
lic, I believe Jeffries will win. From a
eclentlno standpoint, Fitislmmons is
thought to be the better man, but 1
am not an authority on the matter.
H. Dickson, Great Northern Fits will
Charfes W. Stinger, O. R. & N. Co-
Have been too busy to keep posted as to
the conditions of the men, but think
that Jeffries ought to win.
Thomas McCusker, Southern Pacific-
Fits will win easily, that's my opinion
George Schalk The Journal might say
that "the concensus of opinion along
Railroad Row Is in favor of Fits."
George Cooper, Chicago Great Western
Fits will win, for I have "a hunch."
W. L. Green, Great Central In order
for Jeff to get a crack at Corbett It
stands him In line to whip Fitssimmons.
I think that ne will defeat FiUsimr
R. W. Foster, the Burlington It's a
cinch that Jeffries will win.
ROUND TOWN PROPHECIES.
JulluS Caesaf, " "cofored sport Dat's, a
most fool question 'to "expound to me
again. Ilord"you last" night" who would
win. Jeff as ati'AWerldlan aiid. Fits am
an Irishman.' Has any oh e theaddacity
to think dat an Irishman can lick one
of our own conrrtrymen t If anyone has
he shows his lack of Jedgment, sah?
II. II NewhallI think that Jeffries
Will knock 1 Fltzs)mnons out in at least
eight rounds. The ex-champion Is get
ting too old, and I don't think that he
will stand any show with the Callfornlan.
H. G, Greene, treasurer of the
Building Trades Couucil Fltzslmmons is
a sure winner. All he needs is to get
In one good blow on his antagonist in
order to put him out ot business..
O. N. Pierce, business agent of the Car
penters' Union Jeffries will retain the
championship. He Is superior to Fits
simmons In every way. His build is per
fect, and his strength ana science are
recognized by everyone. Besides his
youth is in his favor.
John H. Hall, United 8tates District
Atorney No doubt one or the other will
win, unless a "draw" ls declared. Ac
cording to the belief of the gamblers,
Fltzslmmons will get the worst of th en
counter. P. A. Worthington, United States Dep
uty Marshal I haven't paid much atten
tion to the matter, but I am prepared to
hear that Fltzslmmons will surely defeat
Judge Bellinger declined to be inter
viewed. He .could not avoid showing
some interest in the matter, however.
Vaudevilles at Mt. Tabor Park
The City tt Suburban Railway has se
cured Edythe Halleje Juveniles as an
attraction at Mt. ' Tabor Park, and an
entertainment is given there every even
ing that is equal to a first-class vaude
ville house. It is given for the benefit
of the patrons of the road and without
charge.. The entertainment consists of
Illustrated songs, a cake walk by a
couple of youngsters six and nine years
of age and Songs oy a girl only 11 years
old, and" other specialty features. The
talent is first-class and well worth an
Admission price. Mt Tabor , Park Is a
good place to. spend at) evening. Cars
run -everf 'five minutes,
Louis Hunslker and wife, of Pendleton,
are guests at the Imperial. They are ac
companied bf Mrs. Victor Hunslker. of
INTENDING PURCHASERS OF
PIANOS CAN'T AFFORD TO
Why Eilers Piano House Does Not Only the
Largest Business of Any Piano House on
the Pacific Coast, but of Any House- in the
Entire United States.
" If you are thinking of buying a piano, here are bo.ik- ricm you con't
afford to disregard:
Eilers Piano House carries the largest stock of pianos and organs of any
house on the Pacifto Coast There are over 80 factories represented at our
Washington street store. This gives the purchaser a large range for.,
choice something- Indispensable in order to make a wise selection.
We carry more different makes of highest grade Instruments as well as
those of moderate price than any other houses can or do.' The oelabrated
Chickering, ot Boston; the beautiful Weber, of New York, and tha' now
famous and superb Kimball pianos are controlled In this field exclusively
W sell pianos much lower than other Western houses can afford to
do. An Instrument that will cost you not less than 1500 elsewhere we
sell for $418, $246 takes from us a fine piano that you will at least pay $300
for anywhere . else. We are enabled to make these prices owing to the
fact that our facilities are so muoh larger than those ot other piano houses
in the West. We buy for the four largest and busiest stores ' on ths
Pacific boast We have many exclusive advantages, and our customers
1 get the -benefit of It . ' ,
We sell pianos upon more liberal terms than you can get elsewhere;
' $10 down and $6 a month takes-from us the. choice of a most beautiful
slook.'of superb Instruments. , .
Mora pianos, better pianos, better prices, better terms these arc the
things that have enabled us to do the largest business during tha past
three months of any piano house in the United States.
Can you afford to disregard these facts, if you are thinking of buying
Do you care to own the best Instrument 1
You do. Of course you do.
Then you will see Eilers Piano House,, SU Washington street, opposite
Four fine, busy stores Portland, Ban Francisco, Sacramento and Spokane.
Don't You Want a
ing goods, including nil kinds of vehicles for either bus
iness or pleasure, and harness, whips and robes.
328-338 . Morrison St.
BRYAN GETS GAY
(Scrlpps-McRae News Association.)
ROCK ISLAND. Me., July 25. Will-
lam Jennings Bryan arrived here thia
morning and delivered an address at the
court house. In his speech he paid con
siderable attention to unjust taxation.
NEW MERGER TRUE
CHICAGO, July 23. What Is said to be
absolute confirmation of the reported pur
chase of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St.
Paul railroad by the Union Pacific, was
received here today. It Is claimed that a
majority of the stock bought by the
Rockcfeller-Harriman crowd now reposes
in a safety deposit box in New York. It
Is the Intention, so it lit said, to organize
a company to hold the securities of the
two roads on the lines of the Northern
Securities plan. . However, it ls entirely
contingent upon the outcome of the suit
now. pending against that company. Un
til the case is disposed of no public an
nouncement of the sonsummatlon, of the
deal will be made. Whatever the North
ern Securities will be compelled to do by
the court in the matter of organisation
will be 'done by the new merger.
A BLAZE IN ALBANY.
(Bcrlpps-McRaa News Association.)
ALBANY, N. Y.-The Jarge aix-story
building of. the United Shirt and Collar
Company wasj completely gutted' by fire
here this morning. The building housed
about 20 manufacturing firms. - Two fire
men lost their-Uycs and two' more were
probably fatally Injured during the pro
gress of the' flanies. V
The . dead are: ,Do$ald , Bishop ' and
James Shelley. , The property loss will
be about.half -a ttUliofu . The dead and
injured firemen were-standing on the
roof of the Columbia Hotel when the Wall
ofthe Collar Company's building top
pled over' on them. The Germania Ho
tel, the Columbia JJotel, and a number
of resldenoes werebadly damaged, '
Your old one Is just a lit
tle run down, isn't it?
You have had it so long
that yon don't care to
go riding in it. You've
put off getting a new one
long enough. Just come
in and let us show you
our complete line of driv
'WAY DOWN EAST
and said that while the poor man was
going around trying to find something to
put in his stomach the rich man was
going from one watering place to another
trying to find a stomach to put Some
PARKERSBURG, W. Va., July 15.
Judge Jackson today Instructed the
-f Ctly Marshal not to execute his order
for the arrest of William Wilson, Sec-
retary of the United Mine Worksrs, o
n charges of disobeying his injunction,
-f The decision ls due to a desire not to
' arouse more bitterness. ;
PARIS IS MENACED.
(Scrlpps-McRae News Association.)
PARIS. July 25. This morning in com.
pliartce with the order of Premier Combs'
circular enforcing the law of associations,
the Commissioner o5 Police went to the
convent of the Rue Saint Maur, where
Tuesday's demonstration occurred. The
Sisters Informed him that they Intended
to refuse to evacuate. Later some 60 men
friendly to the nuns, garrisoned the place
and prepared to make a violent defense
It necessary. They- raised a banner on
which was inscribed, "Liberty or death'
Now is tle
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