The Oregon daily journal. (Portland, Or.) 1902-1972, February 15, 1904, Page 5, Image 5

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NOTICE. Salem anbacrlbera will pteaaa tak
rxtlre that Th Journal mrocf baa bean trana.
tarred to E. E. Davla, laO atata afreet, who
will racalva aubacrlptiona, comoUtluU, pt
KkDta, ate. . ... .
Salem, Feb." 15.Late Saturday after
noon L. H. McMahan, , a local attorney,
filed tin inunction suit . In the circuit
court . against Superintendent! C. W,
James and Warden Frank Curtis charg
ing: them, with using, state ' moneys in
buying furniture and supplies for the
benefit of 'their own families,' and in
using convict trusties to wait upon them.
J. W. Jones Is the plaintiff in the suit
on behalf of himself anA. "the other tax
payers of the state."
, This action was not entirely unex
pected. For - some time It has been
known here that McMahan (who has
tried to be a, leader in every political
party ever organized here, with the' pos
sible exception of- the Prohibitionists),
Hxier ne rauea as a dictator 01 patron
age, at the penitentiary, has threatened
trouble for the prison authorities. He
secured the appointment of W. H. Fouts
of Columbia county as a shop guard.
: Warden McFherson, finding the new
guard unfit for the duty; assigned him
to . the ' less-remunerative position of
nlghtwatch. This brought McMahan up
in arms, and a good-sized row followed.
nut about this time Mr, Mcrnerson re
signed, and Frank Curtis was appointed
warden. Fputs was again given place
In the shops, but some six weeks ago he
and another- guard,, quarreled at the
prison, a gross violation of the rules,
and both were discharged by Superin
tendent James. Mr. - James says . that
McMahan called on him and asked -that
Fouts be reinstated, complimenting the
administration on the splendid success
actained at the prison and stating that
her wanted his uncle, Mr. Fouts, 40 par
ticipate in this success. When his ap
plication was refused McMahan threat
ened trouble, and since that time - he
wrote an article attacking the adminis
tration of the prison on lines similar
to this complaint, and .submitted it to
the governor, saying that It would be
published In the Oregonlan unless his
demands were complied with. He again
met with refusal, and his article was
forwarded to the Portland morning
paper two weeks ago and la said to have
been" sent hy ' that paper to Its Salem
correspondent for verification. Thus far
the article has not been published,
It has been Impossible thus far to
find who J, W; Jones Is, and many
people here believe that he Is closely
allied to J, W. Smith, who, with "47
others," published a number of articles
attacking city officials here several years
go when a ' hot city' campaign was
being waged, with McMahan as one of
the men most actively engaged in the
war on the officials. v
To Fertilise Arid Xrfuid.
Saturday afternoon an application was
filed with the state land board by the
Deschutes Irrigation & Power company
for 80,000 acres of arid lands, under the
Carey arid land act. and this In addi
tion to the lands held by the Pilot Butte
Development company and the Oregon
Irritation comnanv hath nf ohM lmva
been bought out and absorbed by the
new company, will give the latter 210,
000 acres of arid land to be reclaimed.
The new corporation has, by, absorbing
the two older concerns, settled the con
flict between the latter, and the recla
mation of the arid lands In 'the ; Des
chutes country will be under one of the
most powerful companies ever perfected.
The maps filed by the new company
show that the plan is to go some eight
miles further up the Deschutes river
than was contemplated by either of 'the
old concerns, thus placing far more land
under , the ditches of the company, and
making a far greater area irrigable.
One of the flumes of the new company,
where it leaves the river, will be SO
feet wide and about 10 feet deep. There
will be two of these flumes, one 6f them
taking the water from the river at Bend,
the other eight miles further up. The
main canals will be about 130 miles long,
and there will be hundreds of miles of
mall canals and ditches through which
water, will be distributed to the lands.
' The company expects to begin work
Immediately and in three or four months
expects to have water on some of, the
new arid lands, when-tne work of set
. tltng the .lands will, be commenced at
once. The cost or the lands will be
112 per acre for the water lien. In addl
Uon to the price to bej paid the state.
. Yesterday was one of the worst days
experienced In Salem m several years.'
Snow and rain fell all day long, and
as the ground was already thoroughly
saturated as the result of the last week's
aui, iuo BLrceiD u& una uuy ' are coy
ered with water mixed with anow and
lush. ,- , . , . .
inn. condition 01 anairs : is making
things disagreeable at the penitentiary,
where the old dlnlngroom for the guards
in the basement under the superinten
dent's office hi flooded to a depth of sev
eral reet. The concrete floor in this
part of the building, laid many years
go, nas cracked badly; in fact, is
now about worn out, and the water seeps
in until it stands several feet deep on
the floor. These rooms so flooded are
not -now used., the new dlnlnarronm- tnr
the guards, under the turnkeys room
and office and chapel, having been com
pleted for use as a dlnlngroom for the
officers. The floor of these a part merits
is enough' higher than the old one to
prevent the water ever coming In.
The Multnomah County Colored Polit
ical club has been organised, with 100
charter members. Officers elected are:
Julius Severe, president; , Charles H.
Walker, Joseph Foster, George Hard I if.
R. P. Root, John M. Green, vice-presi
dents; A. is, Duncan, secretary: , G. I
Joell, , corresponding secretary; Joe
ciarx. chairman or executive commit'
tee; Dave O, Thornton, treasurer: Wll
Ham Holly, sergeant at arms. The club
will meet-every Wednesday at 8:80 s.
m. at Rlchilleu hall, corner Second and
Everett streets.
Salt Rheum. Ringworm, Itch,
Acne, or other skin troubles.
promptlyrelievedand cured by
This scientific germicide, which
is iiarmiess, vurcs vy Killing
disease terms. . Used and
endorsed fcy the medical
profession everywhere. Sold
by leading druggists. If not
at yours, send 25 cents for a
trial bottle. The genuine bears
my signature. Accept no
substitutes. Address
tireairacMt ar 11mm
NOTICE. The agency .,' and eorreapondenca
Wcrk for rba Journal is now being done by
B. W. Kelly, who haa bla headquarter In the
F(tnl Telegriph office, where newa ltema will
bo titicen . and cooiplalnu and - uUqlutluu
rice! ted and remedied. , .
r Saturday afternoon there was a very
exciting runaway 'up. Main street, The
team of 2. E.; Kellogg, a farmer of
Mount Pleasant, became frightened at
something ' uphear .:; theifactoryThe
dash up Main : s treet , resembled - la ex
citement the pictures one sees now and
then of a runaway battery at the battle
of Waterloo. Would-be heroes rushed
out and waved their arms in an attempt
to stop the horses, i The 'horses were
finally stopped when they had run them
selves out of breath down towards
Green Point Afterwards could be
heard,- from the corner ' loafers, of
bravery in stopping frightened horses
"when I was but a boy.",
. Intermediates Won,1 , ,
.One of the most' exciting games of
basket ball ever, played in the city was
seen In the local Y. M. C. A. gymnasium
Saturday night, when -the intermediates
walloped the brawny , seniors from the
Salem. I.- M. C. A.-v, '-y.'V
At no time was the contest in doubt.
When , Case, Peters and Cook of the
Oregon City team ; could not make
scores. Edgar Williams and his brother
Arthur, would thrpw difficult goals from
the field that swelled the Oregon City
score.' ' Arthur was very,- expert in
throwing the goals, and much credit is
due him for the winning of the game.
The final score was 18 to. t la Oregon
City's favor. '.-- :
v-: There was a good crowd and they
were fair . in their ' applause and . the
Salem , bunch' did not feel they vnere
errrong strangers. Salem. played a good
game and made some :' good : rallies . to
win, but could not keep the locals from
piling up the score. 7 ?:
The risk Jubilee SUars.
Next Friday the Y. M. C. A. offers,
at the Methodist church, the Fisk Jubi
lee Singers, who are under the manage
ment ; of Charles Mumford. . These
singers are national in their reputation
and always please. ' levers of planta
tion songs of the before the war period
cannot afford to miss this concert:; The
Fisk Jubilee Singers were first organ
ized at Fisk university, Nashville, Tenn.,
in 1871, and since that time they have
been pleasing audiences from New York
to Sau Francisco . with : their quaint
melody.' : '.'";.:';.
Cantata Tomorrow Sight. :
Tonight will be held the last rehearsal
of the "Queen Esther" opera. i It Will
be a dress rehearsal and everybody is
supposed to know his part ... Saturday
the entire cast went to the opera house
and held a rehearsal there. ' The entire
cast was there and the stage was well
filled. The principals have 'mastered
their' lines and. they all sing exception
ally well. : Mr. Robinson Is to be con
gratulated on the way he has trained
the slnsert. There are sdtae good
voices In the city and they will be heard
to good advantage Tuesday and Wed
nesday nights. The singing of the
chorus Is very good, as is also that; of
the maids In waiting and the scarf
girls. In all It will be one of the best
musical ' treats ever offered in Oregon
City. v
Last Saturday Charles Geotjen filed a
suit In the circuit court against Dr. W.
E; Carll and Dr. C.A. Stuart He de
mands, a judgment for 15,000 for the
death of his wife, Maggie Goetjen, who
died on July 20, after a surgical opera
tion.. " - '
' Xiosses ia Baltimore Tire.
It has. been learned here through ad
vices from I. D. Coleman, general agent
of the New York Home Insurance com
pany. In Portland, that the losses of his
company In the recenr fire In Baltimore
would not exceed $S00,000. As the New
York Home is one of the largest com'
panics in the United States it is sur-
prislnglthat the. losses are not more.
(Journal Special Berrlce.) ,
Gresham, Or., Feb.. 15, The Ep worth
League of this place held a "sock social
In the Odd Fellows hall Friday evening
last, A short program had been ar
ranged and was all rendered except one
number. The Gresham orchestra fa
vorel those present by three selections
and these were followed by vocal and In
strumental selections by several of the
young ladles present After the pro
gram, games were enjoyed until lunch
time arrived, when all retired , to the
"kitchen." Circular invitations and a
small sock about three inches In length
were given to all who were expected-to
attend. The following is a copy of the
Invitations: ' . - ,
To Be Given by the Epworth League.
This little -sock we give to you
" Is no for you to wear;
Please multiply your else by two, :
And place within, with care(
In nickels or in cents, ,
, Just twice the number that you wear
(We hope it is Immense.)
So, if you wear a No. 10
You owe us 20 see?
Which, dropped within our little sock
Will fill our hearts with glee.
Tis all we ask. It isn't much,
And hardly any trouble, .
But if you only have one foot,
We'll surely charge you double; 1
Now if you have a friend quite dear
You'd like to bring with you.
Or if you know some one who'd come.
We'll gladly give you two.
80 don't forget the place and date
"We'll answer when you knock'
And welcome you with open arms ,.
But don't forget your sock!
The proceeds of the evening netted a
neat little turn, "and after a few games
were played after supper the first sock
social of this place passed Into the mem
ory of all present .'''.,
Organised Boosevelt Club. '
A short time ago the Republicans at
this place organised a club to be known
as the Gresham Roosevelt club.. The
necessary officers were elected and regu
lar business transacted. 1 , v
. The list of membership .includes a
great many of the business men of the
place and the total membership numbers
84. Meetings at present are held on the
evening . of the first Friday In each
month, in J. D. Regners new halt, lust
east of Cleveland avenue on Powell
street. - .' ' -
A force of men has been engaged the
last few days in raising he store build
ing of Howltt & Co., of this place. It
was noticed recently that the foundation
was settled somewhat and the center of
the building showed a marked depres
sion.. The ground at this place is
spongy and the .concrete abutments set
for the foundation posts have been grad
ually settling, as a result men were en
gaged and Jackscrews procured and the
floor of the. building war soon raised to
its . former level. Mud sills have been
placed under the structure and addi
tional posts . placed thereon, thereby
strengthening he foundation and It is
hoped no further trouble will be had. ,
The harness store and hall of J. D.
Regner was slightly affected by the set
tling of the foundation of the adjoining
building. -
It ; doesn't matter if you wish to cover one room or
fix up . twenty-five, we are able to interest you in
Carpets. Our prices are. very reasonable; and we make,
lay , and , line all - carpets absolutely free of charge.
BRUSSELS CARPETS in a farc variety of designs . 83c
INGRAINS, very best ail-wool made ..J:..J;i..: . ..... 90c
AXMiNSTERS, VELVETS, Etc :....:...:...$1.50,
$50.00 WORTH
"The Store Where Your Credit Is Good"
; We are also showing the latest styles in LADIES' TAILOR-MADE SUITS, and are, very -
of Portland to see them. The swellest creations ever brought Into our store are on display.
K0TIC1.--Tb Entena atncy of Tha-Or.
n Dally Joarnal la at toa ooocaura 01 am,
. Eaton, where aubacrlptions to go by mall
Of carrier will ba recelrad.
' (Journal Bptclal Serrlct.) ,
Kurens, Or.. . Feb. 16. On ' Sunday
morning-, about 7:30 o'clock, tha fire
alarm sounded and the .firemen were di
rected to the residence of R. F. Baker, a
groceryman, on High street, where the
entire upper story of the house was in
flames. After - considerable effort .the
flames were subdued, but not until the
upper portion of the building was de
stroyed.' '
The fire caught In an upper room by
sparks escaping from a defective flue.
Nearly everything of value was removed
from the building, but much damage
was done the furniture, etc., by a hard
rain, which was falling at the time-.
The house was a new one having
been erected last summer at a cost of
12.000. The loss on the building and
contents amounted to perhaps $1,500.
There was $1,500 insurance on the
building and $500 on the contents.
' Mr. Baker . came to Eugene . a- few
monthsi ago from Arizona and pur
chased the L. C Bkeels grocery, store
and the residence which -burned - from
Mrs. Dora Peters.-
Xogene Hews Votes.
. Rev. Ora C. Wright . of Ogden,: Utah!
has been called to the pastorate of the
local Baptist church, which has been
without a regular minister ' for several
months. The new pastor will arrive In
a week or two.
The $-year-old - daughter of Charles
Gray, residing JO mlles east of .Eugene,
while playing with' a gopher gun which
Had been set In the yard for the pur
pose of killing, gophers, discharged the
We are prepared , this spring- more than1 ever to fill all orders entrusted
tp us in -the above lines. We have more than doubled our stock and
added a great many different goods, so that our display is second to none
in the city. ; A cordial invitation to see these goods is extended to alL
weapon the' shot ' badly shattering her
right hand necessitating the cutting oft
of a portion of the .member. Pr. At-
wood of Eugene was called and dressed
the wound. ; .
. , J. . W. Mott, class 'of 0, will rep
resent the University of Oregon in the
coming interstate 'oratorical contest, he
having wone first place In the local
oratorical contest over four other con
testants. Ray Goodrich, '04, won sec
ond place, and he will be the university's
orator at the Interstate contest.
The exercises which were .held in Vll
lard hall Friday, evening were quite
largely attended. ,, B. F. Wagner, '04,
presided at the meeting and the Judges
were Mrs.. I.. M. Glen, E. O. Potter. '87.
and L. M. Travis, '96.. The contestants
and the subjects of their orations were:
J. W. Mott, '08, "The Patriotism of
Benedict Arnold;" M. T. Hanvllle, '05,
"The Rational Life;" Carl Davis, '05.
"George Rogers Clark;" Miss Rosa
Dodge, '04, "The Master Passion in De
mocracy;" Ray Goodrich. '04, "The Pass
ing of Absolute 'Leadership."
.Vernon ,W. Towllnson of Woodburn
has been, elected track team manager by
the university athletic council, to fill
the place left vacant by the resignation
of Virgil Earl, who has gone east to ac
cept a lucrative position. Towllnson
Is a junior and Is well known as a de
bater and student. ' v-
A benefit for' the unemployed actors
in Chicago will be given at Cordray's
theatre next Friday night Manager
W. M. Russell made the announcement
from the stage last, night that the clos
ing, of . Chicago theatres had thrown
many players out of employment, The
company playing "One Night In June,"
he 'said, would donate its services and
the management would donate the use
of the house, tso ' that the gross re
ceipts might - be turned over to the
actors'' fund. ..- ', . ' .' ; '.
; I N
A large assortment of Lace Curtains,
Portieres, Couch and Table Covers, all
colors and styles. This stock deserves
your special notice, because in it you will
undoubtedly find what you are looking for. .
The swellest and largest line of Lace Cur
tains we ever had priced .from
' , : 1 . ... ' . .
Also entirely new effects in Ruffled Cur
tains, Arabians, Irish Points, Brussels, Etc.
MOTICI. The Alba fir ar7 ef Tbe Orrtos
fallr Journal Is at tba drug aUna t Fra4
OawaoD, No. 238 Waat tint straat, where lilt
crlptlooa will be racalrad. "
(Journal Special Berrlce.)
Albany, Or.. Feb. 16.C. H. 8tewart
has received a letter from Congressman
Hermann stating that the bill Introduced
to confirm land titles had been reported
favorably by the house committee on
public lands and will probably pass at
an early date. The bill provides that
where - entries and : final proofs were
made outside the district where the
land . Is situated would become valid.
A great many entries and proofs ' were
made In Eastern Oregon before commis
sioners who did not heslde in the district
and the new law if passed will save
landholders ; and endless amount of
trouble. . v ' - ,
' . Albany Votes.
The social dance at the Woodmen of
(he World hall Saturday evening - was
attended by a large number. A prise
waits was one of the-attractions and
about 20 couples entered 'the contest.
P. A. King of Corvallls, and Mrs. J. J.
Hecker of The Dalles, were awarded the
honors. .f'''-,:,y,-"i'-:i . ,
The Shirtwaist club, an organisation
of young ladles, gave a Leap 'Year party
at the A. O. U. W. hall Baturday even
ing. The affair was very - successful
and enjoyable.
John W. Brown of Connecticut will
deliver a lecture on the "Triumph of
Socialism." at the courthouse Saturday
evening, February 80. .. . v ,
Hundreds of lives saved every year
by having Dr. Thotaas' Eolectrto Oil In
the house just when It is needed. Curve
croup, heals burns, cuts, wounds of ev
ery sort
Artistic Room-Size Rugs and plain fillings to match or
harmonize, are still our specialty, although we have
added carpets. Probably the largest showing of these
goods in the city is made by us. We carry Brussels,
Roxburys, Body Brussels, Velvets, Axminster, Wiltons,
and have lately received some German Axminster Rugs
(our own importation) -. which resemble very closely
genuine Orientals. ' " '
' ' VJ ySJ sy ea 9 ay ay aysjaaaa a
KOTICE, Tha PallM igeney of- The Orafoa
whura Kobacrlptlona to an by mall or can lor wl(l
ba recelree.
F1LLOON. Aient.
.... ; i
(Joonwl 8peclal Service.) '
The Dalles, Or., Feb. 15 The city
treasurer received Saturday the last as
sessment of propertytowners on Second
street, and soon work will begin again
on this street and it. will be macadam
ied the entire length.
. The contract for the improvement of
The Dalles water system was i awarded
.Saturday night to Robert Wakefield of
Portland. The work of pipe-laying will
begin within 20 days, and is to be com
pleted by June 15, The new water sys
tem will be one of the best In1 the state.
Saturday. George Smith delivered 30U
head of mutton sheep from his Klicki
tat farm, about five miles from this city,
to Charles Butler of ' Port Towrisend.
The case of D. Pennie and J. W- Hick
man vs. Gus. Gutnther and August Carl
son was decided in favor of the pjaln
tiffs. The jury was 21 hours In reach
lng'a decision. This, was to declde-who
was responsible for buying liquors for
the saloon run by Carlson et al., Ouln
ther being a silent partner in the con
cern. ;'" - v..- v.' ' '-; .'
The higher court sustained the de
olslon of Recorder Filloon in the case of
J. . J. Flynn vs. N. Hams. This case
was to settle a discussion as to which
of two real estate dealers was to re
ceive the premium for a piece of prop
erty which was sold here some time ago.
Flynn and Gtlman both claimed to have
sold the property of N. Harris, and the
jury was required to settle the discus
sion as to whether or not N. Harris was
Indebted to James Flynn In the sum of
$226, as a 5 per cent commission for the
hM li LT I ..sf? tJJ
i, '.,
anxious for the ; ladies
Because nearly everything We have is
new. Our dentists- are men of larga
experience,' and their work is always
right up to date. And these prices estab
lished, by the manager of these larice
dental parlors ought to attract the pa
tronage of every man and woman in the .
cltyt .
ilver willtngs 60e
Gold PiUings, pure. 11.00
Oold Crowns, ta-K.. $3.60
mil Ret Taeth.,..,.j....3.50 .
; Bridge Work .,.....,...$3.60 . ,
The Alba Dentists
8. S. Corner Plrst and Morrison.
Telephone, Mala 8796.
sale of the Harris property. The owner
refused to meet Fly nn's demand. Re
corder Filtoon had decided In Flynn'
favor to the amount of $125. In the Jus
tice court but an appeal was made. At
1:30 o'clock Saturday the jury brought
In a verdict renfflrming the decision of
the lower court, and also adding an
extra $109. V. H. Wilson appeared for
Flynn, and Menefee & -Wilson for Il:e
defense. '
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All the 4healin ' balsamto vlrtns of
the Norway. pine are-coneettret,'l in I
Wood's Norway l'ii! Kynm. Nitu!e;
own remedy lor coughs una collt.