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THE OREGON DAILY JOURNAL, PORTLAND, SATURDAY EVENING. JANUARY 2. 1904.
Oil MANY HUES
IAMMAHT BEGINS WOBX ABB
THEM SEEKS TO BE NO CAUSE
' TOB OENEBAI, ALABK THAT THE
CITY WXX,Xi BE TTJBNED OYEX
' GSEATIiY UXDEB HEW HAYOB. '.
Political, Social Educational , ul Xn
' dastrial Hatters . Discussed Briefly
SHary-Baising Psver Strike Depart
ments Pignres on the Population of
- the Stat Next Dsmocratio Convention
Journal Special Service.) .
New York; Jan. 2. After al! It
teems that New York will not have such
a terrible time under the administra
tion of , Tammany tiall. Mayor McClel
lan. who' does his first real work in his
new office today, is a man of exemplary
character and he has surrounded him
' self with a cabinet of men whose repu
tations have stood the closest scrutiny.
"What the city wants is a clean, fair and
squanj government; and , if these men
will continue to live up to all that they
have planned, Tammany will haye, at
the end of two years, done more to re
deem itself in the eyes of New Yorkers
than ever before in its history.
- Tammany to Go Slow.
One thins; is certain, and that is that
Tammany will have to "go slow" in the
matter of .spending money. ' The admin
istration which has Just retired added
enormously, though necessarily, to the
city debt, and the margin over the city's
bonded indebtedness will prove too small
for further issue, for city improvements
proposed and under consideration. Asa
result Tammany's chance, to do crooked
work, if there is really any -Such in
tention In existence, will not come, until
it makes up the appropriation for next
BsJary-Bslsing Paver. J,
'A salary-raising fever has been rag
ing in the city departments, but it is
doubtful if it will last; in fact the
new board of aldermen is said to have
gone on record as intending to check
it. To allow the increases that have
been asked would mean a serious crip
pling of the heads of the departments
as they would be practically without
leeway in the salaries accounts. The
board of estimate will not take action
of the matter for some time.-:
Xo Bier Combination. -
There is no truth in the rumor that
negotiations to form a great beer com
bination are in progress among brew
ers. Experience has shown that similar
movements in other cities have proved
detrimental to the trade., Some of the
smaller breweries may be amalgamated
with one or another large concern, but
there 'Is -no likelihood of a concerted
movement to organize a trust.;'
Another Matter of Brisks.
Another matter pertaining to drinks
' or stimulants Is also engaging the pub
'lie attention, but in a different way.
"The Woman's1 Christian, Temperance
' union of Mount Vernon,- one of the lead
, ing suburban towns of New York City.
) have started a crusade against . con
fectioners who sell ' brandy drops to
'children which, promises to be wsged
:' with vigor. It is asserted that the sale
, of these drops has become so alarming
In Mount . Vornon that mothers whose
children have been in the habit of buy-
, ing this sort of candy deemed It neces
sary to bring the matter to the attention
of the W. C. T. V.. whlcft is composed
,. of til a most prominent women in town.
Population of the State.
Some interesting figures concerning
the population of the state of New York
have Just been published. ' They show
the increase from 1698 until 1S0O. when
' the last census was taken. - , In 1698
the figures were 18,007. In 1900, 7.288,012.
' The greatest breadth' of the state east
to west is 326.48 miles, while from
New York harbor to the boundary line
of Canada it is 325 miles in length,
In this estimate is not included Long
Island, which extends along the Atlantic
ocean for 100 miles to the northeastward
from New York harbor. The are of
the state Is 49,170 square miles. Of
this 47,620 square miles Is land, embrac
ing 80,476,820 acres. ; ?
A Popular Woman.
It Is doubtful if any newspaper wo
man in the United States was more pop
ular than the late Harriet Hubbard
Ayer, whose articles on beauty made
her famous.4 She was particularly ln-
, forested in friendless girls and several
of her friends, having this In mind,
have started a movement to establish a
shelter for homeless girls as a memo
rial to Mrs. . Ayer. The women A In
charge of the undertaking propose to
carry out many of Mrs. Ayer's plans
for the bettering, of the conditions of
working girls In New York. "
:'..'' The Lady Usher.
The New York theatre which recently
introduced the startling Innovation of
lady ushers reports great success with
.1 lie experiment The men who selected
. them may have had in mind a "Congress
of All Nations," but . so far the "big
eight," as the ushers are called, are
much prettier and more pleasing than
some "lady . barbers," who were " ex
ploited here a few years ago.
Hew .Tork Wants Xt. ',
Assisted by a local newspaper,' many
prominent politicians are working as
hard as they, know how to secure tha
next Democratic national convention for
New York. While the city has .many
advantages, there is also one great ob
jection to a convention's being held
here, and that IS its location. Most of
the delegates would have to take long
railway journeys, entailing much loss
of time and an extra expenditure of
money. New . Yorkers meet this argu
ment, however, with the statement that
' the convention has gone six times to
Baltimore, and ; the Republicans ones,
while there have been three Republican
conventions at Philadelphia and two'
; Democratic.' There certainly Is nd bet
ter convention hall In the country than
Madison .Square garden .and New
York's hold accommodations are am
ple for comfort, and that' without ex
cessive Increased charge for the host
that will attend .the 'convention., It is
also argued that 1904 would be a good
year for a New, York convention, as
this state Is to be one of the hottest
battle-ground's in the contest , t
' The City Alarmed.
New York's gay element . Is alarmed
t .the possibility of , there being no
; French ball this year. The idea that a
neHson will pass without any Parisian
gayety at Madison Square garden, or
any decolette danseuses dexterously re
moving top hats with their toes seems
Incredible. Time was when the ''French
hull" deserved its celebrity as a social
function unique of Its kind. , (t marked
the climax of a season's dissipation for
the callow youth. ' The sight of the
lrens there and thq memory of cold
liottlps provided him with memories of
Juvenile' "real devillshness" sufficient
for a lifetime. The excuse given for
the discontinuance . of the halls is a
fliiHiirUl stringency among amusement
lovers. Perhaps they have also grown
ion innocuous m attract,
A Bard Jos."
lmpreBtario Jlelnrlch Conried Is And-
Ing the management of the Metropolitan
Opera ' huse a different' undertaking
from conducting the Irving Palace thea
tre, which he did so excellently. Justly
or unjustly. Mr. Conreid is being criti
cised for numerous and unexpected de
fects in. stage management at , the op
eratic performances. Mr. Grau did not
escape , censure in respect to this de
tail, but Mr. Conreid had gained well
earned renown as a stage manager, and
something; like perfection was expected.
No fault is found with the singers, but
there is vast room for Improvement In
the matter of stage management '. ,
A Common Dlseass.
"New Yorkitis," the victim of which
is- Imbued with an overweening sense
of the importance of New York and New
Yorkers, is a very common disease here,
but another malady which may be even
more prevalent is Thumeritis manhat
tanensis," according to a well-known
physician, or "New York shoulder," The
malady-comes from hanging on to the
straps In the trolley and elevated cars
and three-fourths of all strap-hangers
are said to suffer from enlarged shoul
ders and intermittent pains, which are
attributed to rheumatism.
KIR. FURNISH BACK
TXXXXS ASA B. TXOXSQX OUGHT
TO BE BEXXSTATEB XV OFFICE
IMPROVED XX HEAIiTK BUT SATS
BE IS PEBHAXEXTXT ' OUT OP
POXfXTXCAXj PXEX.D. ' ' . :,
William J. Furnish of Fendletin is a
firm believer In the honesty and integ
rity of Asa B. Thomson, the suspended
receiver of the La Grande land ofllce. :
- f'When a man is vindicated by the
courts," said Mr. FurnJsh, who was in
Portland yesterday. "I think It an injus
tice that he should be deprived of his po
sition and rubjected to further humilia
tion. . I have "known Asa B. Thomson
since he was a little boy, and I never,
until the bribery charge was brought,
heard. a word against him. Whether he
is reinstated or not, I shall always feel
that be should have been."
Mr. , and Mrs. Furnish arrived yes
terday from, " California, where thy
have been for. the past two months on
account of Mr. Furnish's health. "I am
feeling much better," he said, "but I
am taking ' things easy, for I lo not
want another set ' back." Mr. and Mrs.
Furnish will return home tomorrow.
"I have not paid much attention to
politics or ' any thing else except my
health," he added, "and I don't know
what's going on." ,
. Mr. Furnish was the Republican can
didate for governor at the last election
but since then lias, 'taken but a small
part in politics. Last summer when Mr.
Furnish was in Portland he made the
statement to The Journal that he .al
ways expected to figure lit politics, inas
much as he was a c it I sen, and when the
time came to vote would cast his ballot.-'
- . v- - . " V-.v ' -
Tll .Vepeat what T said befors," he
remarked this morning, -"and that Is, I
still expect to vote when the time comes.
Further than that, however, I am not la
politics." ' - ' :..-'. --
Business ; conditions in California, he
said, are very ; good, and the outlooll
Is promising. "I was In and around
Oakland and . Sacramento toost of th
time, and never went into town. . I was
looking ' for quiet and rest, and I am
thankful that I am able to be back.".
Mr. Furnish is strongly In fsvor of
the Celllo canal and declared that he be
lieved the great majority of the peo
ple of Eastern Oregon and .Washington
were anxious to see the. "gateway to the
ocean"- opened. '"
He was asked what he thought of
former Congressman Malcolm A. Moody's
chances for renomlnatlon, but professed
Ignorance of the fact that The Dalles
man was yearning to ' again represent
his state in the lower house at Washing
ton. . . . ;' ' ,- :.v
DUST IN HIS EYES
A MOTOBKAX PXXDS EXPX.AHATIOX
POB THE SUSSEX XHDU8TXT
DXSP&AYED BT WOKEV AX.OXO
BIS BOUTS OX ! XBW TEAK'S
Just a trace of dust blew Into the
face of a passenger as . he looked 'out
of the window of a car traversing the
residence district yesterday, and: a
look of Inquiry showed him that the
cause was a woman behind a broom.
She was sweeping the cement sidewalk
In front of her house or it may have
been her employer's house and she was
doing .it with a good will. '
"Does she do that often?" asked the
passenger of the conductor when the
car stopped to add : another nickel to
the revenue of the company.
"It doVsn't happen often," was his la
. Just - then . another ' sweep of dust
showed that another brpom was in op
eration and there was another woman
behind It. " " :' -
"There must le trouble here," ob
served the- conductor, as he wiped the
dust from his eyes. "Must be a strike
The car passed through the dust
storm, snd the next object the eyes of
the conductor met was a third woman
with a broom.
"Strange why they should si I get so
Industrious of a sudden," he remarked.
"Nothing strange at all," replied the
motorman through his open door, "The
women are simply making New Year's
resolutions to work all the year. You
can't tell me any different," he belliger
ently declared to the passenger who
tried to Interpose an ' objection. "I've
seen them for eight years and know they
never sweep except on January 1. Prob
ably It's their wsy of swearing off, and
probably, as this is leap year, they are
looking for husbands who want Indus
trious wives, I guess they want motor
men, for the only places I see them
sweep is along the car lines." snd with a
grrlm you-don't-catch-me expression on
his face, he turned on the current and
the car went ahead. . ;. .
BED A PATOBXTB OOX.OB.
. Red la the fashionable color this sea
son for the maids and young matrons.
But great care should be exercised in the
shade chosen. ' A hit too bright or dark
is sure to injure the beauty of the fair
one. For party frocks it Is always ef
fective. -' ." ' '
Salt is an effective cure for Indigestion
and gives Immediate relief..
, A tshlespoonful of kerosene in a pall
ofVwntcr when you 'wash windows will
makd them uican, bright and easier to
- DELAY FIREMEN
SHODDY PAOTOBT BUBXSV WXTX
$3,000 Z.OSS AX9 ABJOXXXVa
; PX.AXTS ABB THBEATEXED 1,100
PEET OP HOSE STBETCXEO TO'
Lack of a breeze was all that pre
vented a disastrous conflagration along
Portland's water front lasti night The
shoddy mill and warehouse, of the Pa
cific Warehouse company was totally
destroyed and tho Standard Box Fao
tory plant adolnlng narrowly escaped a
fate similar to that which overtook Its
Bast Side plant which was destroyed by
fire two months ago. -
The Portland Lumber company's plant,
a short distance away, was. threatened.
The loss 'does not exceed f 3,000, with no
Only the most heroic efforts of tho
firemen, handicapped by serious ob
stacles, confined the blaze to the shoddy
factory. Tho fire Served again t,o Bhow
the great necessity of a flreboat to pro
tect the water front and the need of a
full paid department " ',-'
The shoddy plant, which was situated
on, the river bank at the foot of Mont
gomery street, was enveloped in flames
within a few seconds after the blaze
started.; The cause Is not known. Fif
teen men are employed by the firm. Hwo
of them working at night William
Kyler and a Japanese boy, G. Matlshama,
were In tho building last night At 6:15
p. m. Kyler started the dynamo and -a
few seconds later a sheet of flame burst
from a pile of shoddy. The Japanese'
ran for a place of safety, but Kyler at
tempted to save the typewriter, desk and
office records... The flames overtook him
and he wsa compelled to run for his
life. His face and hands were, painfully
John Carlson, a watchman for the
Standard Box factory, turned in an
alarm. Before the firemen had left their
quarters the enttpo ' warehouse was In
flames and the sky was Illuminated so
that the reflection was seen from all
parts of the city. The department did
as well as was possible but ,they were
greatly handicapped by the exceedingly
bad condition of the streets and the long
distance to the fire. Then they had to
lay 1.000 feet of hose.
. At flrst .it looked as If the Standard
box' plant could not bo saved. This
was situated about 16 feet south of the
shoddy plant, but the firemen found the
north end of the box factory In flames.
Engine "company 5 ran a line of hose
through the Standard plant and with the
aid of Engine 4 extinguished the flames
in this building and .confined the fire to
the shoddy plant i: . - , ,
Realizing the danger to the surround
ing property Chief Campbell sent In
spclal calls for Engine companies 1 and
3 and three lines were kept playing on
the flames which continued to burn for
two hours. Hose company 2 and Truck
company 4 was kept on the soot most
Uf the night overhauling . the tons of
shoddy and putting out the blazes. , -The
burned factory was a one-story
frame building about 100 by 60 feet In
area. -; Considerable prepared shoddy
was in the plant together with machin
ery for manufacturing the product The
building was owned by W. 1C Smith and
was worth possibly $1,000. It Is not
believed that the loss to the shoddy
plant will exceed 2,000. There was no
Insurance carried. .
The department was handicapped by
almost impassable streets. Engine 6
had to come up Front street, as it could
not get through Hood street. - Truck 3
broke a 33-foot ladder on the way to
the blase. None of ' the drivers could
urge their horses beyond a walk because
of the detep mud. v
TO BIO UP BUBXED CXTXES.
(Journal Special Settle.)
Boston, Mass.. Jan. 2. The expedition
headed by Mr. Pumpelly, the archaeolo
gist and backed by Andrew Carnegie,
starts from Boston oday to search
among the-burled cities In Western
Afghanistan and the 'Crimes, The ex
pedition is one which has long been, un
der , consideration. Last year Mr.
Pumpelly went to Russia with Profes
sor Davis of Harvard, for the purpose
of looking over the ground and to ob
tain permission from the Russian gov
ernment to conduct tho desired Investi
gations in her territory. Mr. Pumpelly
started this year In advance of the ex
pedition to complete the relations with
the Russian diplomats. The expedition
starting today .will meet Mr. Pumpelly in
Cairo, Egypt There the members ex
pect to complete the acquirement of the
data needful for their work, and thence
will proceed to the vicinity where they
will begin excavations. This section
has never before been thus searched by
scientists, and the work ojt the party Is
awaited with widespread . interest on
Its efforts will be rewarded by the find
thts .account The party expects that
Its efforts will be rewarded by the find
ing of many traces of the early tribes
who peopled this portion of the conti
nent. The return trip to America, will
be made in the early spring.
TXB TAXUZ OP CXABCOAXi.
Pew People Know Bow Useful It ia lit
Preserving Xealtn and Bsauty.
Nearly everybody knows that charcoal
la the safest and most efficient disinfec
tant and purifier In nature, but few real
ise its value when taken into the human
system for the same cleansing purpose.
Charcoal Is a remedy that the more
you take, of it the better; It is not a
drug at all, but simply- absorbs ths
gases and Impurities always present in
the stomach, and Intestines and carries
them out of the system." ,
,- Charcoal sweetens the breath after
smoking, drinking, or after eating on
ions and other odorous vegetables.
Charcoal effectually clears and Im
proves the complextlon, it whitens tho
teeth and further acts as a natural and
eminently safe cathartic ,
It absorbs the injurious gases which
collect in the stomach and bowels; It
disinfects the mouth and throat from
the poison of catarrh.
All druggists sell charcoal In one
form or another, but probably the best
charcoal and the most for the money is
tn Stusrt's Absorbent Lozenges; they
ere composed-of. the finest powdered
Willow charcoal, snd other hsrmless
antiseptics In tablet form, or rather in
the form of large, pleasant tasting loz
enges, the charcoal being mixed with
honey. - ''V" : ' . .
Ths dally use of these lozenges will
soon tell in a much Improved condition
of the genersl health, better complexion,
sweeter breath and purer blood, and the
beauty of It is, that no possible harm
can result from their continued use, but,
on the contrary, great benefit
A Buffalo physician, in speaking of
the benefits of charcoal; says: , "I ad
Vise Stuart's Absorbent Lozenges to all
patients suffering from gas In stomach
and bowels, and to clear the complexion
and purify' the breath,, -mouth and
throat;- I also believe the liver . Is
greatly benefited by the dally use of
them; they cost but twenty-five cents a
bo at drug, stores, snd although. In
some sense a patent preparation, yet I
believe I. get more .and better charcoal
In Stuart's Absorbent Lozenges than in
any of the ordinary charcoal tablets.',
"Strength and Vigor come or good
food, duly digested. 'Force,' a rendy-to
serve wheat and barley food, adds no
burden, butausuins, nourishes, Invigor
ates." , .
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