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THE OREGON DAILY JOUHNAIi, POttTLAND. THURSDAY EVENIKO, "JAXUATIT" 14, 1904.
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The Afternoon session, and the dos
ing one, of the Northwest Fruitgrower'
association yesterday, served as an op-
- portunlty for -the Canadian and Ameri
can delegates to say nice things about
each other. The British Columbia peo
ple were of course convinced that they
had the finest fruit land and raised 'the
best specimens of everything they tried
to grow of any section on earth, but
apart from this natural enthusiasm, they
thought their American brothers were
nice people to know, and said various
pleasant things about the relations of
the two nations In a way that showed
- their heart was 4n. their-good wiahea
" The staid ' convention of serious
minded fruitgrowers, which has through
, Its entire session attended strictly to
business, was enthused over the Cana
dian speeches, as It. had not been over
any other ' topic or discussion. - Even
codling moth and apple blight were for
To Work Hand la Hand.
- Tou Americans and we English have
together a great work to do," said Mr.
our trust, given us by a beneficent provi
dence If We do not endeavor to maintain
the peace. of the world, and should we
not try as far as it' Is Jn the, power of
men and nations to 'Obey the command
wafted to earth with, all the, melodyvof
heavenly muslo 'Peace on earth, .good
will to men?' We; the. English-speaking
peoples have a mission and a duty,
and the old dislike and distrust are
passing. I am still amazed at the Ignor
ance : I And on both sides of the line
concerning the other people, but It Is
being broken down."
J. C Metcalf, "president of the Brit
ish Columbia Fruitgrowers' association,
followed, and said:
"The British Columbia delegation de
sires to offer Its congratulations to the
, people of the American Northwest von
their natural advantages and beauty of
scenery. We are deeply grateful for
the kindness shown us during our stay
among you. and some day hope to re
ciprocate, when you come to our prov
ince. ' .' v
"We have passed out of the mining
stage. .We have In Canada advanced
from the hunting and trapping stage,
are rapidly leaving , the lumber period
and are coming to the agricultural and
especially the orchard epoch. Our ag
riculturists and orchardlsts are nur
tured by provincial and dominion dona
tions and aid of other sorts, and strict
laws help us to maintain a high stan
dard. We are not worrying over the
market question, as you are down here,
for our home markets' will provide un
limited demand for years to come. We
are not content with our transportation
facilities, and as an association the or
ganisation I represent ' as president has
endeavored .to better . conditions, . We
believe our service has been bad. '
Have Troubles of Their Own.'
'"Wo 'find .a general lack of care for
fruit shipments In refrigerator .cars on
.the part of railroad agents and employes
In general. We discover that freight
rates, are excessive and that express
rsifs are Bearing them company. ,,We
also are not supplied with cars as we
believe We should be, and have not been
able to get a very satisfactory answer
irom our railroad men, but hope to
carry on the fight until we do get what
we need. " - -.
President E. Smith of the Northwest
association responded to the warm trib
ute of the Canadian delegates and said
that ao great Was the regard for Canada
in the minds of his fellows that the
country expected to keep on sending
jiunareas or tnousands of strong, able
and hardy men into the newer districts
to make opportunity and build up the
empire. , , .
"And we are going. to. keep on living
ciose neignDors to you good people up
there," concluded the president, "until
the schoolboy in bounding Canada will
say It Is bounded on the west by the
Pacific and on the other three sides by
Prunes for Distribution.
Mr. Cunningham of Salem at this Junc
ture appealed to the prune men of the
association to donate generously some
of their prunes for distribution. "- The
prune leaders had decided to distribute
thousands of pounds of prunes to St
Louis visitors, and found that at least
jive . cars would be needed. ' As the
prunes had to be shipped In 60 days the
peed of immediate action was urged.
Early In the afternoon the best meth
ods of spraying were again threshed
out It was evident from he first that
no two men would agree on any one
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moths, and that spray of some sort
would perhaps bother these Insects. The
)daho people said that experts from
Utah who said two sprayings were
enough, and that lime was not needed
in arid districts In the spray mixture,
were false prophets, and asked that the
t'tah experts take It back before some
Idaho frultman. who had no better sense,
There is no specific for
consumption. The nearest
approach to a cure is right
living ai4 Scott's Emulsion.
No matter what the treat
ment may be Scott's Emul
sion will prove a valuable'
addition. It has often turned
the scale of health the right
way. Because Scott's Emul
sion contains the pure cod
liver oil it furnishes heat and
fat The hypophosphites pro
vide tissue-food, Mbod-food
and marrow-food. .. The cofn
bination of the two represents
a wonderful form of nourish
ment and one that can be
readily taken and retained at
any stage of the disease.
Scott's Emulsion gives best
results when used most reg
ularly. 'Made a part of the
consumptive's regulaipdiet it
Occasional use., of (Scott's
Emulsion is a test unfair to
the Emulsion and the patient
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could ' follow their advice ' and lnclden
tally lose half his crop.
FranegTowers la the Air.
"It" is . Just such - rasa statements.'
said Mr. McPherson of Boise. 'that
throws our people up in - the air and
makes them too bothered to spray at all
I know we need lime in our spraying
fluid; I know we need to spray at least
every 10 days when the moths are thick;
I know that we have only one method
in our country in spraying time,' and
that is to take a team and a power
pump and make the orchard think a cy
clone has hit it We," and the speaker
raised on his toes in his earnestness,
give those trees hell, gentlemen, and
they need it in Idaho."
Utah people were also reminded that
Idaho fruit took the prize at tfc Utah
state fair, and that this fruit was
sprayed with a lime mixture and given
It in frequent doses.. ,
The Utah delegation replied that it
was because they had been foolish
enough to 'pay attention to Idaho bulla
tins and doped their trees with lime;
had caked the calyx of the flowers
with a wad of lime and had whitewashed
their trees so that the otchard could be
seen for 10 miles, that the evil days bad
fallen on 'them. They were absolutely
certain that In their country the codling
moth needed only two doses' of poison
if he got them at the right time. "You
can't" go out in the orchard and" wave
around a nozzle full of Paris green and
get results at least . we can't," re
marked an Ogden p. an, and applause fol
lowed. . . It was settled that every man had bet
ter be his own spraymaster, and like
the apple scab, the pruning method, the
cultivation question, the Ben Davis prob
lem, the irrigation issue, and a dozen
other live and extremely debatable ques
tions, the spray for . the codling -moth
was left in its former state of unfixed
Beport oa Transportation.
At the close of the session the trans
portation committee reported. The com
mittee, had been in conference with the
representatives, of local lines and had
taken up various questions. The North
west Fruitgrowers! association desired
that the O. ft. & N.'Co., make a one-fare
rate to Boise next year for the conven
tion, . since the Boise -trip was such a
long and -roundabout one. .The O. R. A
N. representative was not present and
the matter will later be taken up with
the company. Should me rate not be
made many delegates stated they would
be unable to attend, and thought the
convention might be a failure.
Ilora Befrigerator Can.
The committee also reported that it
had asked for better refrigerator serv
ice between Hood River and the East,
especially for strawberries, the last sea
son showing 'that the companies did not'
have sufficient cars for the demand. The
agents had shown that there were sev
eral hundred new refrigerator cars to
be placed in use on the Western lines
next year, and this difficulty was re
garded as removed.
Bates oa Apple.
The association had also asked that
the rates on the lower grade of apples
to points west of the Missouri river
from Oregon and Washington be reduced
to the former scale. The present rate
Is 78 cents per 100 pounds; the old
rate was 60 cents per 100. The grow
ers stated they were willing to pay 'the
freight tariffs on fancy (foods, but in
order to enter the Western markets with
cheap fruit they would need every 'ad
vantage, and the restoration of the old
rate was deemed essential. The rail
road men agreed to take this question
up at their March meeting, when such
general matters are determined.
The association also complained of
the express rates between Walla Walla
and Oregon points and the sound, and
desired this rate cut to a living figure
for the shipper. This will also be taken
up at the March meeting. The report
of the committee was adopted and Pres
ldenc Smith called the attention of the
convention to the opportunity in Man
churla to dispose of cheap apples.
Apple for the Chinese.
"Tha Chinese want hard and cheap
appies. xney . don't care," said he.
"whether ., these apples be wormy, or
gnarled, or russet; or scabby. They
must be hard and firm and cheap. Why,'
they, would even take Ben Davis over
mere, ana we had better unload our
poor stuff on China than on the Eastern
markets, in my opinion." . :
The present rate to Manchuria Is 40
cents a box, about twice the wheat ship
ping cnarge, ana me transportation com'
mlttee of the association will endeavor
to have -he O. R. & N. cut this rate
sufficiently to allow some trial ship
menu to Manchuria.
Tha committee also asked that the
railroads give them free transportation
lor nve cars 01 prunes to St. Louis, as
the prunes were 'to be given away for the
advertising of the Northwest This
question will be determined by the in
terested roads at a later date.
In his first report which was filed in
the county . court yesterday, County
Health Officer Dudley Evans explains
what was accomplished by the health
board last year under the law passed bv
tha legislature at the regular session in
1.03. The law provides that the county
Judge and the county physician shall
constitute a county board of health,
have power to appoint a health officer.
to suppress ana control contagious and
lniectious diseases, collect," vital 8ta
Mr. Evans says in his report that
health conditions have improved greatly
since the law went into effect Efforts
are. constantly being made , to keep all
persons suffering from contagious dis
eases from coming here from outside
counties and other states. . '
The superintendents of street rail
ways, railroads and ateamboat lines were
reported to have adopted a system of
In the matter of charity, Mr. Evans
says that every application for medical
assistance is carefully investigated.. He
recommends that a more auitable ward
for consumptive patients at the county
hospital De arranged, so that the "pa
tients will have more air and sunshine,
He also suggests that an employment
bureau be established, as be believes
that many applicants for relief would be
permanently assisted if there was any
way that work could be obtained for
them through the medium of the
Last year there were many applicants
for relief, and the record shows that 365
persons, or one a day, were admitted to
the county hospital and farm.
GARDEN TRUCK TO
("What's them turnips and things doln'
here?' asked a slim delegate from Utah,
eyeing a pile of garden truck piled in
front of the Baker theatre by some en
thusiastic conventional who was adver
tising the products of his home town.
; "Those,' remarked Montie B. Owlnn
of Idaho, "are for the use of speakers.
Tou see this is a theatre and that garden
truck is given the audience along with
their delegate badges in case remarks
reflecting on their communities become
too pointed."!. ..-.-, ...... .
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The new mammoth Pacific Mall liner
Mongolia is expected to start from Cam
den, N. J.,- for this coast about tha 1st
of February, and her advent is being
awaited . with great interest, as the
steamer will be the largest passenger
liner on this coast The Mongolia was
recently purchased by the Pacific Mall
company, , which at the. same time
bought her sister ship, the Manchuria,
R. P. Schwerin, the general manager of
the Paclflo Mall company, departed for
the East several days ago to start the
steamer on her voyage to this coast.
Captain Hinder, who is to command the
vessels-isal ready "-at-Camdent-and-has
char-re of the steamer, which in exnected
to go on her. trial trip in. a few weeks. '
The Mongolia measures 620 feet In
length, has a beam of 66 feet and a
draught of S3 feet. She has four masts.
one . funnel and six decks. The vessel.
has accommodations for 850 saloon pas
sengers and in her capacious hold Ve
can carry 16,000 tons measurement She
Is expected to average It knots,' and will
be the fastest vessel on the Pacific. '
There is a arreat deal of conlectiire
concerning the. use -to which the Paclflo
Mall company Intends to put the two
new vessels. 'It is generally. understood
that two of, the British steamers now
being operated by the O. and O. Una
will be replaced by the Mongolia and
Manchuria. : It is also rumored that the
steamers may run in Harrlman's Port
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200 TONS CEMENT
The steam schooner Aurelia arrived
in port this morning 'from San Fran
cisco. Officers of the vessel report that
they had a fine passage up the coast
the recent windstorm having subsided
somewhat before they sailed. , .
The Aurelia brought up 200 tons of
cement which' was discharged at the
Oak street dock. It is consigned to
Nottingham ft Co. Lumber, will' be
taken-out on the return voyage.
Early Tuesday evening tha steamer
Prentiss reached port from 'the bay city.
In coming up the- river her machinery
got out of order, and the trip was con
siderably prolonged. She is moored at
the Inman-Poulsen mill, where a cargo
of lumber will be taken aboard.
The schooner A. F. Coats left down
at noon yesterday with a lumber cargo
1 or can reo.ro. '
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Washington Rosarlo strait Bell
Rock buoy replaced in position. Refer
ring to Notice to Mariners No. 48 (2407)
of 1903, the lighthouse inspector gives
further notice that Belle Rock buoy, a
black first-class can, reported out of po
sition Novemoer li, was replaced on De
cember 4, 1903. v , 4.
British Columbia, Queen Charlotte
sound Blunden harbor, Uncharted rock
Commander J. F. Parry, R. N., H. B.
m. o. ugeria, reports that a rock with I
feet on it at low water lies 300 yards N.
7 degrees E. true (NE. E. mag.)
from Bartlett point northernmost point
01 KoDinson island, Blunden harbor,
wueen unanotte sound.
Alaska Clarence straits Tongass
narrows North Guard Island Tempo
rary light established. On December 1
19U3, a temporary fixed white lens-Ian
tern was established on the North Guard
Island near the northern entrance to
The light is shown from a temporary
platform S3 feet above water and will be
discontinued after the permanent light
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Commander Calkins of the litrhthouse
department wui take a cruise in a few
days up the coast on the tender Man
sanua. lie will visit Puget Sound and
expects to extend Bis trip as far north
as Wrangle, Alaska, inspecting the lights
and buoys. It Is the intention to replace
number of the lights. A new aaa
nuoy win probably be established at the
mouth oi tne Columbia river.
BUSIEST MAN AND
THE BUSIEST PLACE
The busiest place in Portland durina
convention week where is itT Those
employed at the headquarters of the
National Livestock association declare
it is the secretary's office. This la evi
dently true, for from 8 o'clock In the
morning until no one but Charles F,
Martin, tne secretary knows when at
night tne place la open and crowded
with delegates, visitors and newspaper
secretary Martin and his assistants
are busy people and about tha only time
aunng tne aay tne rormer gets time to
sit down Is when attending the actual
convention sessions. There are a thou
sand and one little details that require
his attention, countless Questions to
answer, scores of letters to dictate, and
in addition to this he finds time to oc
casionally tell one of his stories, the
sioca oi wnicn is never depleted.
Those who have known Mr. Martin
during his seven years as secretary of
the National Livestock association, de
clare he is one of the most wonderful
secretaries in the United States, and
much of the success of the association
Is due to his labors. During Mr. Mar
tin's two-months' stay in Portland he
has made a great many friends, and
his departure after the jclose of the con
vention will be regretted. He wasor-
merly a newspaperman, and at one'tlme
connected with the associated press. His
newspaper training makes him a valu
able man to members of the press, and
he Is seldom too busy to find time to chat
with the reporters.
Mrs. Martin Is with her husband at the
Portland hotel and has made an exten
sive acquaintance in local social circles.
Great Reduction in Prices.
As usual, the Eastern Outnttlnar Co..
890 Washington street, is having an un
usual riddance sale, during which time.
beside making great reductions in price
on all their goods, they are giving away
valuable articles with every purchase,
no matter whether the purchase be large
or small. It will be of advantage to a
great many economising people to
make their purchases now and profit by
these offerings. An immense line of
furniture, carpets,, stoves, ladies' and
gentlemen's wearing apparel, etc.. is
carried by this firm and the easy terms
and close prices should give the firm a
business record of large proportions for
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Money-paying slot machines are -not
in operation. At least this is the state
ment made by Frank Grlffitha E. o
Magoon and a representative of 8. Mor
ton Cohn, agents for the devices in the
city. They say that none of their ma
chines pay coin, but are arranged to oav
trade cnecKS. Whether the holder of
these checks gets cigars, drinks or
money, they do not know or care, aa that
part of the transaction la between the
player and the proprietor of the place
where the machine is located.
The machines pay out checks, and in
tnis respect are not violating any or
dinance in accordance with the decision
of tha city attorney.
Tha agentsaay they have no arranre
ment with the . saloonmen that auth
orlses them to pay cash for any win
nings, but redeem on a cash basis all
the slugs that a machine has bald out
ana aepena xor meir pront on the per
centage that during the play has found
its way into a pocket Inside of tha ma
chine. . . ...
Councilman Fie gel, one of the alot
machine investigating committee, said
today: 'The whole system is wrong
and should be wiped out. No matter
Are $-.60 cheaper Irf price than they
can be had for at any other dental par
lors In Portland. One dentist charges
as much as 160 for tha identical same
plates, and another mourns because the
price has gone down from 175.
The AI5a Dentists
Southeast Comer of .first and Morrison.
Telephone, Kala 1796, -.
whether a machine pays coin or .checks
that represents value ' redeemable in
merchandise, 'it' Is the duty of the po
lice chief to .enforce. the 'intent of the
law, and not permit a shallow subter
fuge to nullify its enforcement People
say that if the "law is violated, why do
not those who are so keen for reform
maJfe the - arrests- and prosecutions 'on
their own responsibility. This idea is
silly. We have a department that the
taxpayers maintain to enforce the laws.
They are paid for this purpose, and in
consideration of the compensation swear
that they, will do the will, of the people
which ia represented in. the laws. They
are not keeping faith, and are dishonest
in their pretensions and should be re
placed by men that will do their duty.'
I am getting tired of this insincerity,
deception and lack of principle on the
part of, those at the head of the admin
istration, and cannot understand that
trait of human nature which tolerates
and supports wrongdoing. As long as
the offenders have -the support of the
officials that control tha situation. It is
but little satisfaction to try and change
conditions. ' ,
"It is only natural for the slot machine
men to take advantage of -every pretext
to evade the law,, as their bread and
butter is at stake. But it is not within
my power to figure why they should be
supported in the farce by the officials,
who ars not supposed to have "any in
terest in tha affair, further than to per
form to the beat of ' their ability, the
duties which the oath of office Imposes
on them," , - , , .
AFTER 25 YEARS
- E. Rexford of Wichita-Falls,-Tex..' Is
among, the delegates to the livestock
convention. Mr, Rexford , is a pioneer
or uregon. ; While en route to Port
land on the O. R. & N. , train he recog
nizea many om landmarks 'that were
familiar to him. He used to ride along
me river on norseoacK in early days. 1
Mr. Rexford came to Oregon in-1847
with his father. - They settled about six
miles from Albany.' He left Oregon in
1B7, went to California, where, ha re
malned five years, and' subsequently re
moved to Wichita Falls. He is a farmer.
a breeder. t -Hereford cattle . and ' fine
One of the purposes of Mr. Reaford's
visit to Oregon at - this time, to find
his brother, who he has not' seen since
he left the s'tate'a quarter of 'a century
ago. He thinks his, brother is living in
tie vicinity ' of Monmouth, Or: . Mrs.
Rexford visited her : parents i It i years
ago at Albany. &.. v.., .? : ... .... ;
Tea Fer Oaat Interest Oa Money.
We are prepared to place limited uma
of money netting' 10, per cent Interest
payable monthly. Security eft mined
and' guaranteed by this ' agency. The
Ames Mercantile agency,-Ablngton build
ing. .'',;, ,:". . ', --a, ,?, ,
subs cobs rom tjhu. '
Itching piles produce . mMsture and
cause (Itching,, this form, as well as
Blind, Bleeding or Protrudlnr Piles are
cured by Dr. Bn-min.lto'i Pllo' R.mH.
8tops itching and bleeding. Absorbs tu
mors. 60o a jar. at druggists, or sent
by mall.- Treatise free. Write me about
your case. Dr. Uosanko, Phil' a. Pa. ,
MILLER IS FOUND
GUILTY AS CHARGED
After two hours the .Jury In tha case
of A. J. Miller returned a verdict of
guilty as -charged in the 'state circuit
court Tuesday- afternoon. The Jury
recommended Miller to tha mercy of
tha court and asked that a light sen
tence be imposed upon him. Edward
Mendenhall, attorney . for Miller, asked
for and was granted 10 days In which
to move for new trial. Tha charge
upon whloh ha was convicted was that
he shot B. F. Strack, a. traction engi
neer, on the Base Line road when Strack
refused to remove his engine from a
place in front of Miller's Twelve Mile
Strength and vigor come of good
food, duly digested. 'Force,' a ready-to-serve
wheat and barley food, adds no
burden, but sustains, nourishes, invigor
W H. MARKELL & CO.
1 2 1 -1 23 drand Avenue
Annual Clearance Sale
" ; l the most popular. , Remarkable Bargains
in every department of the store.
: Extra Values in Shoes Men's
; $3.00 Wet Weather Shoes
at $2.35 .
, .Made -of - heavy chrome veal,
'.leather, waterproof, heavy double
soles, perfect fitting, footform last
Men's $2.50 Kangaroo Grain
'Shoes at $1.85 "
'.Especially suited to rough winter i
wear, Urtllned, full bellows tongue,
.heavy double soles. '
Ladies' $150 to $3.00 Shoes
Lace and button, nearly all slaes, '
good styles,' but broken lots., .
v Odd lota Boya'. and Girls', Shoe ..
value 91.BS to 91.60,-at ago.
Bi Bargains in Men's vSuits and
Overcoats ' .
FIRST STEPS TAKEN
TO ORGANIZE COUNCIL
Committees from the various unions
In tha building trades 'Una met Tuesday
and took tha first step toward tha organi
sation' of a building trades council. B,
R. Welch of, tha carpenters' -union was
elected temporary , president and W.
Noffke, a member of tha painters' union,
secretary. Delegates from the following
unions were present: '' Carpenters, pajnt-era.-
laborers, plumbers and sheetmetal
It was decided to outline a plan for
tha proposed central body, put it In writ
ing and aend a copy to each of tha
unions for endorsement This will be
done at an adjourned meeting to be held
-Preferred Stock Canned Oooda,
Allen St Lewis' Best Brand.
All new style Coata of splendid
Any 18.00 Jacket at.
Any 98.80 Jaoket at.
Any 914.00 Jaoket at.
Any 910.00 Jaoket at.
Dress Skirts Sate Prices
Up-to-date Skirts at greatly re
duced prices. , ' ! .
Any 93-80 Skirt at. ...... f9.M
Aay $3.00 Skirt -at... '..... Lag
Any 93.78 Skirt at. . . . . .. .91.M
Black Cat 25c Stockings for
Boys or Girls, at 19c
; Any site, heavy or fine-ribbed.
; with triple knee,