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TOeToKEGCI EYEING, JAXTTAIIY' 2, ; 1903. ' ''
PLAN TO BEAT ADDICKSJ
We furnished more homes than we elid in any previous year ef our twenty-one years of store
keeihg in Portland. , If the homes furnished by us were put side by side, it would make a ..
: strins'longer than any street of the city. v This goes to show that we are satisfyintf the public
when it comes to FURNITURE, CARPETS, ETC.
Diiniig tlle Month of January We Will Make it Interesting to Those
Who are Considering the Purchase of Furniture.
Sends Thrill Through
- Gambling World
Their Purpose Said to Be Selection
of Place of Business
What foes "the prese'nceT" In FdrtTand
of Ed and Frank Plncus. the big former
SeatUs (ramblers, mean?
' That l the query which is being ban
died about from mouth to mouth In the
gambling- world of Portland today. The
two Seattle sports have been here since
. yesterday, and have been meandering
about the city as If In search of some
thing. - It Is most probable, according to
Information obtained by The Journal,
that, they Intend to go Into the gambling
business here, having been closed down
tighter than the proverbial drum In the
City on the Sound.
The Plncus brothers ruled the Seat
tle gambling -world for years, even dic
tating, if 1 said, the policy of the police
department there. J
During ihe palmy days of gambling
In Seattle they were supreme, and held
way' tintll a new administration went
into office, when they were dethroned by
Johnny Clancy, who. In company -with
- George V. Piper, now holds the keys to
the situation there. However, these
two men; desiring certain things to
come. pass, yetit too. far and caused
a fight to. occur in the ranks of the
gamblers; with the result tbat Chief of
Police Sullivan, closed all gambling. '
w ilOODOOED IN SEATTLE.
Things have gone wrong with the
Plncus boys since, and they , have been
forced to look to other fields of opera-
tarn, i. AKtoMii3M50aM-"J ' -mmtoitelKf.
a closed town, nevertheless. the gamblers
are not leaving here In droves, and there
is more than a suspicion that their path
way is not covered entirely with thorns.
Therefore, it is argued, there are oppor
tunities hare - for the fallen gambling
kings t)f Seattle, and that here they pro
pye to-etfok la. hef uture.
... Cnlet of Police McLauchlan. when In
treviewed this morning by a Journal
reporter, said that all gambling Is
closed. " tight so far as he knows. "If
there is any gambling now. It is in
places I have not yet discovered." said
ths chief.- "I have shifted my men," he
continued, "Into places that have re
cently been discovered where gambling
was in operation.. I will make it hot for
the gamblers, and If they do any busi
ness, they will have to keep on the
move and dodge me and my men first."
, Regarding a rumor that gambling had
proceededtJla;ofinis-Whjer,e., ..policemen .
were "on guard duty," Mayor Williams
stated yesterday that he believed- the-
cumstance . , P
CHAINED LIKE DOGS.
VIENNA, Jan. 2. Dr. Molotkoft, a
well known Russian insanity expert, has
Just published an account of his investi
gations of the conditions of lunatics in
Siberia, from which it appears that ex
cept in the big towns, there is not a
single asylum in all that vast country.
The Siberian custom, he says, Is to
chain the lunatic up like a savage dog
for the rest of his life, which this brutal
usage serves to shorten materially;
Mr. Molotkoft found one peasant who
had been tied to a stake for 18 years,
by a chain less than a yard in length.
His own son had forged the fetters,
while 'his wife and children were living
comfortably In a cottage a stone's throw
from "themadman's- stake, - In another
case. Dr. Molotkoft discovered an old man
65 years .of age. who had been chained
In one Spot for 24 years without having
been moved once
He cites the case of one young man
who was chained to the ground so tight
ly that be could neither stand nor sit
upright,, and, but for the doctor's inter
vention, would have spent the rest of
his life in a recumbent position.
SENATOR CLARK'S NEW CITY
SALT LAKH Cfft, Utah 'Jan. 2.
Word is expected daily of the consum
matien of the negotiations pending for
some time past between United States
Senators Clark of Montana and Stewart
of Nevada for the purchase of the Las
Vegas" ranch In Southern Nevada by
Clark. 'The object of the purchase is
said to be the building of a new city
nearly midway between Loa Anpeles and
Salt Lake on the San Pedro, Los An
Keles.A Salt Lake Railruad. Las Vegas
ranch 1s in Lincoln County. Nevada, and
the property Is described as exceptional
ly fertile. Included ore 1.S00 acres of
fUlable land, with 600 inches of water.
The purchase price will be about Suo.OOO.
It Is Intended to establish the new city,
round houses, shops and other adjuncts
necessary for a railroad town such as
that proposed. The ranch proper is said
to be a garden epot, productive of somi
tropical. and citrus products of all kinds.
VVIULIAU R. HARPER
The remarkable ' progress, made by
lie University of Chicago is largely due
the energy and ability of its presl
i nt, "William R. Harper. He has been
'tially successful in securing generous
at to the institution, which Is now
agaificenUy endowet .
DOVER, Del:, Jan. 2. The political pot In Delaware Is beginning to boll
furiously when the approach of the contest which ' will be waged in the
Legislature over the election of two United States Senators. Possibility
that the eight., regular Republicans who hold the balance between the Dem
ocrats and the Addlcks Republicans will make a combination with either
side has set all politicians to figuring. Indication of the attitude of the
regulars will be given next Monday night, when three caucuses will be
held here to prepare for the organization of the Legislature next day. It
is understood that the Democrats will nominate their own officers, but will
also appoint a committee to secretly meet the regular Republicans to agree
to some plan whereby the Democrats will aid the. regulars in the organisa
tion of both houses, putting regulars In every office, to the complete defeat
of the Addicks followers. It Is believed that the Union Republicans, who
are determined to vote for J. Edward Addlcks for United States Senator for
both of the present vacancies until he 1m elected to one. will also confer with
Tactions will oe neiu ivrunuuy iiigm,
the two vacant Benatorshlps will be
Gigantic Trust WilT Soon Begin
CHICA.GO, Jan, 2.-CapltaI W the
amount of nearly $1,000,000,000 will. It
As said,, be represented In the formation
of the- glgantievgas trust which will in
clude the different companies of nearly
an me principal cute of Murope.
The scheme originated with a Chi
cago 'man, and Chicago capital, princi
pally that or this Peoples' Gas Light and
Coke Company, Is to be largely repre
sented in the i proposed deal. Immense
capital from -New York Is also In pros
pect and according to trustworthy in
formation John ' D. Rockefeller will be
a stockholder tothe extent of $300,000.
000. . Other New Tork capitalists said
to be interested- are Anthony Brady, a
large stockholder in the Third Avenue
elevated road and also a director and
large stockholder of .the Peoples' Gas
Light and Coke Company of Chicago;
D. O. Mills, also a stockholder in the
People's Gas Light and Coke Company,
and A. R. Flower, who is largely inter
ested in New . York and Chicago gas
enterprises. . ..'
The prime movers In this venture are
C. K. O. Billings of the Peoples' Gas
Light and Coke Company and Anthony
Brady. Within a week Mr. Hillings
will leave New York for Paris with
the Intention of perfecting the deal.
Attorney A. S. Trudy, who represents
Mr. Billings Jn, many of his Chicago
business transactions, while not ac
knowledging .that his client's trip to
Paris was for the purpose of forming
a gas trust, said: "What Charles T.
Yerkes is to London in matters per
taining to traction ventures and inter-estSj-C.--'
K. BMUnsrs" wiivut to 'Paris
and otWr large cities of Europe in the
manufacture and holdings of gas.".
"The Parisians," said Mr. Trude, "as
well as the promoters and those Inter
ested In gaB in all other large cities
of Europe, know- well the powers Mr.
Billings possesses. He has many in
ventions of his' own and lias shown
conclusively that the gas made In Chi
cago Is far superior in candle power to
that manufactured' .In foreign cities.
Mr. Billings and Irfo associates have
unlimited capital behind them to pro
mote uny new". .venture of magnitude
which they may undertake. -
"John D. Rockefeller, who is a friend
nf Mr. Billlng-a, mny be largely inter
ested In the denl and lie may be counted
on for, say. g.lOO.ObO.000.
"The . price of the commodity in all
Ruropcoix) cities 1 is considerably more
than In' Chicago,1 notwithstanding that
the labor necessary for the digging of
tunnels n nd 'the erecting oT plants Is
much cheaper there. 1 cannot uny that
a trust of pas Interests W afemtt to Ve
formed in Ruropc, but It is more than
possible that Chicago and New York
capital will soon control the output of
gas: -in nearly all of 'the. principal cities
of Europe. , '
"The men who . will -visit Paris will
have money in great plenty and will be
in a position to pay cash for everything
they get." .' .,; .
GIRLS SOLD FQR $30 EACH.
MOSCOW, Jan. I. Russian newspa
pers say that In consequence of repeated
failure of the harvests in Korea, the nale
of women and little girls has enormously
" In their homes and on the market pUiee
these poor victims of misfortune are
openly bartered to the .cry of "Buy girls
pretty girls cheap" girls!" A child
brings $2.50, a girl of 13 about 30. and
rich merchants are-isf Id to be doing a
large business in small -children of the
poor, feeding thrn-up end selling them
at handsome profit.
A BASB OPPOBTXTHZTT.
; r,e jnnn Barrett Comnanv : Now
Year sale of fixtures and . beautiful
house ornaments announced tn mid S
of today's Journal Is worth everybody's
attention. ,Here is the chance of the year
for ladies to obtain'1 unusual bargains
rn fitting up their homes. .
January iv. i nen me canuiuaies ior
From Men Who Get
All But One Expect to Be Good
After Serving Their
first day of the new year
In the usual fashion at
city's hostelry for its wayward citizens.
Some were working, others were idling,
while still others were thinking of bet
ter days. A Journal representative In
terviewed some of them, asking them
whether they made any resolutions for
the new year. The result is as follows:
Jim Casey, an old- drunk, but who
evidently has seen better days, replied to
the reporter's question In high-flown
language. He said:
"I am in here for being drunk, that is,
all. 1 have been in before, but have
made a resolution to leave the demon
liquor alone. It has been my undoing.
My boiler needs a new bottom and I
expect to rivet a non-llquor-holding bot
tom, in it. I give you my hand on It
that I will drink no more liquor."
Joe Goggln. one of the habitues of
the City Jail, was shoveling coal, but
touk time to answer the question.
"No sir, I ain't goln' to touch llkker
anymore. I expect to make this a better
year. Rum has been my downfall, an' I
knows it. So there ye've got my resolu
tion." Nate Coffman. also in for drunkenness.
Ills is a pitiable case. He la a pioneer
of 1852, but has had a hard time of life,
"You bet I'll leave liquor alone. I know
what's good for me now.. .1 am In a Bad
plight, but I took an oath yesterday
not to touch beer any more or whisky.
either. I have been In this town 60
years, and was once a respected citizen
No. sir: I don't drink any more."
One of the worst cases In the Jail Is
that of 11. Bi-ockwell, better known as
"Curley." a yom.i of about 19 years of
age. He Is a naturally lazy person, with
no ambition whatever. This is his
second term in Jail. Answering the
question of the reporter, he said:
'I didn't make no resolution, an' don't
care. 1 don't enro if I get arrested
nffalAr- nrthow-. 1 arrt- gotn' unt of town;'
an' I'll do what I please.'
Kd Johnson, a negro piano player,
known as "Silky." is an interesting mem
ber of the "rock-pile" colony. Johnson
was one of the principal witnesses in the
(Jladisee murder case. Johnson said that
he would be a " 'spectacle culled pussun
after t...s." and would keep away from
the police In me future.
MILLS WILL BE REBUILT.
GRANTS PASS, Jan. 2. Williams
Brothers, who lost their planing mills in
one of the large flres last summer, are
preparing to rebuild. Their business will
be conducted on a much larger scale
than formerly. They have purchased the
great lumber yards and retail lumber
business of the Sugar Pine Door ft Lum
ber Co., of this city. The Sugar Pine mills
will only engage in the manufacturing
of boxes for the California and Oregon
trade in the future, and In a wholesale
lumbering business Williams Brothers
have already ordered their machinery and
begun the erection of their buildings near
the Sugar Pine factory, and convenient
to the Southern Pacific Railroad. . Their
mills will be the largest in Southern Ore
gon. To Cora a Cold In On Bar
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets.
druggists refund the money If It
falls to cure. E. W. Groves signature
is oa each box. : 2S , , ,. , .
.IhismwiHintere&Lf and attract attention particularly of
those who intend to buy. You cannot fail to admire the
richness and beauty of finish, and the strength and grace
combined in the construction. We rest assured on the
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TO RUN WIRE
Chicago Man's Scheme to Draw
Power from Ethereal Regions.
CHICAGO, Jan. 2. Chicago capital
ists are backing "a Chicago man's
scheme, which on its surface appears
more Impossible of attainment than did
wireless telegraphy, when . an Incred
ulous public was first informed of the
theories which have been worked Into
The scheme Involves the harnessing
of electricity In the unknown ethereal
regions high above the earth's surface
This electricity, the originator asserts.
will furnish power and light In Inex
haustible quantities. Chicago is to be
the scene of the first experiments, and
eight acres of land ot Uevon and Clark
streets has been purchased for the erec
tion of a plant, or experimental station.
The scheme, worked out by Albert G.
Whitney to his own satisfaction and
that of the capitalists financially back
ing him. is to project a wire cable 250
miles above the earth. He says that
the atmosphere extends to a height of
about seventeen miles above the earth's
Above the atmosphere, Mr. Whitney
says, the ethereal regions are reached,
and at this point the force of gravi
tation is away from, instead of toward
the earth: The projection of 0 miles of
cable. If Mr. Whitney's theories are cor
rect, would cause the whole cable to
gravitate away from the earth, so that
he could unwind anv quantity Of cable
The new I nited State o-nio
leave Tor Venezuela waters, to Join
finest In the navy. j? ;.
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You Get Goods of Quality
When you buy here. , Weve a reputation
for that "better kind" of home furnishings
Other stores cheapen the quality - of their
goods to get prices down we force them
down on superior qualities.
WE ARE STILL IN THE OLD STAND
HENR.Y JENNING & SONS
and the' wire would maintain Us rigidity.
Mr. Whitney claims that experiments
hava shown that the ethereal regions
are surcharged with electricity and
that Uils force will be transmitted to
the earth's surface through the long
wire cable. This cable Is to be three
fourths of an Inch in diameter at the
base, narrowing to one-eighth of an
Inch at Its top.
The problem of projecting the cable
Is Mr. Whitney's secret. He asserts
that In a lifetime of scientific investiga
tion he has discovered a means of pro
jecting the cable which will be shown to
be as simple as the principle In
volved In wireless telegraphy. The
other theories as to the gravita
tion In the regions of ' ether and
the presence of electricity there are
common property he says, as scien
tific men long afo, through experiments
and tests, gained Ideas to conform with
Attorney George R. Martin Is presi
dent of the company which Mr. Whit
ney has formed to biUd the first experi
mental station. The company is Incor
porated for $56,000,000 under the laws
of South Dakota, but no stock Is on the
market, because BUf&cient money for
the building of the first station and in
cidental expenses has been put into the
company by the capitalists who have In
vestigated and are now backing Mr.
Whitney m carrying out his plans,
, Special Rates East
On January 8. 9 and 10 the Canadian
Pacific will sell round-trip tickets at re
duced rates, account National Livestock
Asosclation, to be held at Kansas City
January 13 to 18. Call at 142 Third
street for full particulars.
The time of the O. R. & N.'s "Chicago
Portland Special." which leaves Portland
every morning at 9 o'clock. Is 70 hours.
Save a working day by this route. In
quire city ticket office. Third and Washington.
BATTLESHIP JOINS DEWEY'S FLEET.
- uk... inbiwu u t..kiun iuid within a few days She' will '
Admiral Dewey's fleet. Ths Mains has a picked crew, said to be one of. the
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We want to impress upon you the fact that OUR
BEDDING IS FAULTLESS. The workmanship is of
the most careful kind, and the material of the cleanest
and best that can be secured.
ILL OMENED BUILDING.
CHICAGO, Jan. 2. The grim factory
building In which the body of Mrs. Adolph
Luetgert was disintegrated by the hus
band who murdered her Is to become a
place of life and activity again. After
standing vacant, and deserted for years,
the structure has been bought by Kelly
Brothers, makers of library furniture,
and as soon as the building can be put in
repair it will be occupied as a factory.
Since the arrest of the sausagemaker In
1897 the building has been unoccupied,
and there Is hardly a whole pane of glass
In the entire structure, which covers
150x300 feet, and ' is four stories high.
The building stands at Diversey boulevard
and the Chicago & J4orthwestrn rail
road tracks, and was sold to the new own
ers by Mrs. .Helen Tuohy, who bought It
at a foreclosure sala November 4, 1901,
for $41,297, which was considered a re
markably low price. The consideration
In the present sale Is not revealed.
"On account of the associations I hesi
tated to buy the place," said William D.
Kelly, president of the company, ".but It
Is so well adapted to our needs that the
den! was made."
EXPENSIVE ELECTRIC PLANT.
MEXICO CITT, Jan. 2. Sir Weethian
Pearson - Son, th English - contractors
who have large Investments in Mexico,
have obtained a concession from the
Mexican government for the establish
ment of an extensive system of electrical
energy. They announce that they have
the necessary plans completed for ex
pending $12,000,000 gold In constructing
an electric generating plant In the moun
tains of the State of Puebla. where there
Is an abundance of water power. It Is
proposed to establish transmission lines
from the generating- plant to this city,
and to have available KU.000 horse power
of electrical energy for electric lights
and power for manufacturing concerns
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RUN A STORE
Co-operation to Be Tried by Fed
erated Trades at Grants Pass.
GRANTS PASS, Jan. 2. Grants Pass
Federated Trades Union and the various
organizations of labor here are preparing
to establish a co-operative store, similar
to those In vogue In the Eastern and Mid
dle State., that are controlled by the
Grange, Farmers' Alliance "and Patron
of Husbandry. Stock is blng liberally
taken up by the members of the local or
ganizations, and by the citizens o tha
county, and those who have the matter
in charge feel confident thev will have
no trouble In getting a store started.
Only groceries will be handled at first,
but It Is the Intention of the promoters
to branch out and handle all lines of
merchandise. The combining of all the
Grants Pass stores and. a mutual agree
ment to keep prices at a. high mark Is
, the lubor organizations' reason for estab
lishing a co-operative store,
AWNA HELP'S INSURANCE
ST. LOUIS, Jan. 2. Anna Held, known
In private life as Mrs. Florence Ziegfeld,
has had her lively little life insured for
the sum of $100,000. John C. Meyers,
once the champion all-round athlete of
the West. Is the man who succeeded In
Inducing Miss Held to Insure. It took
him three days to land his game. The
policy is 'said to he the largest ever is
sued In this .country on the life of a
woman. It will cost Miss Held, $6,600 a
year. The premiums are to be paid
semi-annually on two policies of $50,009
each. Miss Held had no difficulty in
passing the medical examination. Drs.
Bernard Moore and George Lyon acting
for the company. Mr. Meyers' athletia
training did him good service, for when
he succeeded in getting a strangle hold
on the actress he never let go until she
consented to take out a policy. In th
company he represented. Miss Held's
only comment was: "You are ze gentle
man persistent. I like St. Louis swift
ness.' as she attached her autograph to
TITLES THAT WILL PUZZLE
PHIIELPHIA. Jan. , 2 blfflcuitliHr
of a unique kind will attach to the dis
position of the Russian library presented
by Charlemagne Tower to the XTniversity .
of Pennsylvania!' This splendid gift is
expected tp arrive in Philadelphia ' tn
about a week.-la the meantime, many lnr
terested In Its coming are wondering
In a puzzled manner how those in charge
are going to systematically (arrange ths
books so as to have them in keeping with
the thousands of other volumes In the
university reading rooms.
Some of the titles are: Vetcheria nt
Khutorye bllz Dikankl, by Nikolai Vas.
Ilyevltch ' Gogol-Yanovsky. . Also, Statr
osvyetski Pomyeschlki and Povyest
Tom Kak Posorillis Ivan Ivanovitch s.
Ivanom NIkiforovltchem, by the same
Ivan Turgenlefs famous Zapiski Okhot
nika will be among; the arriving collection,
as will likewise his Dvoryanskaye Quy
. .-. xb ths Xomo -
Where everything else on the table It
of the finest- quality. Preferred Stoci
Canned Goods are a necessary adjunot
Try. thiem. . , ,
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