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THE OREGON DAILY JOURNAL. PORTLAND, THUR8DAY EVENING NOVBifBBK
WORK LOOKED ON
People Aroused Over the Determination of the City Council to
Have a Full Investigation of All Public Structures Be
fore Accepting or Paying for Them.
PORTLAND PAYS TOO MUCH
Ail Bridges Constructed Lately
Will Be Closely Scrutinized
Which Shell Have Full
"Whereas. There are rumor and In
sinuation current that the bridge acroaa
the river at Morrison street, the bridge
at South First street aad 'th bridge t
South Front street are not being con
struct ed according to plana and specifi
cs t Ions; and
"Wberea, There are complaints that
the bridge at Willamette Heights will
not be completed within the time allow
ance; therefore), be It
! "Resolved, Tost a special committee
of C. K. Rumetin. Sanford Whiting ami
M Poeller be and lwre Is appointed to
take such step OS are deemed neces
sary by than to ascertain the facts con
cerning the bridges above named Said
. committee Is directed to report in writ-
. lng Its findings, together with such rec
ommendations as they deem proper in
' the matter." . T
This resolution wss adopted it' the
special meeting of the city counc il yea
' terday and the question Is being asked:
What Will the new Investigating com
mittee bring ta light? '
7 ' Expectation la keen, both from what
has been done In the sewer scandal and
from -numerous rumors that have been
afloat regarding the specific objects of
the next inquiry. Down on First street.
where Marquajn gulch Is spanned by a
new steel structure, taxpayers were
grouped at different times this morning
. and Involved In animated discussion.
"Worge than the sewer Job." said one
"All a Job." said another; "nothing but
i Jobbery. Look at the caving fill behind
the pier, the cracked retaining wall
' the shallow foundation Mocks."
- Up near Willamette Heights was an
. other refrain, aa pedestrians clambered
down the bank, wended a little foot
bridge and got back Into the won
channel of truffle again after an error
"Well, they have got to work agasi
at last. See they commenced yes
, day on the steel work. Buppose ws
get a bridge here some time In the
Other taxpayers found vent to their
' feelings through offering modes of re
lief; "Since It has become necessary to ap
point special committees from the qbun-
. oil to hire engineering talent foi in
specting Improvements before pa ylng
for them, what use la the city engl leer
ing department? Taxpayers can have
no confidence In a man or office with
such damning evl&suo against thekn aa
that produced the present week. We
have spent a million aad three quarters
dollars in public improvements this
, year, with no better atamp upon its ex
cellence than that placed upon the Tan
ner creek; job. What have ws for our
This suggests th state af mind of
many cttisens. It represents On) J) a
mall portion or the advice being given
to members of the council who srs re
garded as possessed of power to remedy
conditions. It was this dlscuslon that
Induced Councilman Zimmerman to pr-
sent' the resolution appointing sn lnvesV 1
FALLS ON RAILWAY
IN EPILEPTIC FIT
Frank Griffith, a Deserting Sail
or's Apprentice, Found
(Special Dispatch to The Journal. 1
Woodburn, Or., Nov. If. Prank Grif
fith, a ship a apprentice, was found on
the Southern Pacific railway track In
South Woodburn with his neck on the
rail laat night, where ha had evidently
fallen In an epileptic fit He regained
consciousness this morning and says he
deserted from a British merchantman In
Portland and was on his way to hla
home in Honolulu. He had been driven
from tha Overland train outh, where
he was stealing a ride.
Two companions robbed Griffith after
he fell of an overcoat, hla shoes and
ll.t To In money. There is no evidence
of his having been clubbed, aa waa stat
ed in Portland paper this morning.
Six month ago, he says, he was
knocked down by a mate on a British
ship and his skull was cracked. A por
tion of the skull waa removed and no
plate put In. He la about 21 years of
sge, of good appearance, now talks ra
tionally, and his papers show that he
la wall connected.
Griffith ay she swam ashore when
he deserted his ship In Portland, and
hs Is now In great fear of the offlcera
of the ship, claiming that If caught his
lif would pay the forfeit
MRS. FLANNAGAN LANDS
MR. BURGLAR IN JAIL
(Journal special service.)
Staring. III.. Nor. 14. Marry ' Dyer Ik
In Jail nursing serious wound he re
ceived while attempting to rob the home
of Mrs. Anna Flannagan. a widow,
Tuesday evening. Mrs. Flannagan waa
awakened by a noise and saw a burg
lar sitting In the room. Armed with a
piece of emitting frame, she entered the
-1 have fatared wish salee for ehlrtralz tea
Dae rear mo laaiAsrtl I bases taktas Caeear
2r oaeilaaaiea If he assies ef a wees 1 noueed
pi las begaa to dlaepp.sr and al Ika end af aS
Eae the U as Stoakle m at all. Ceeeerel
4ose westers for ai. I an aaMraly esrM eA
Ilk. a caw ass." tfeerfe girder. Napoleon. 0.
war ' The geaslae ask let
raeseaisefl a ears ee yea weaay seek.
Sterna, Raoaady Co.. Chicago or M.V. jag
IHU SALE, 111 MUMI MBS
FOR BUILDING MATERIAL
or In Course of Construction
Control of the Matter.
tlgatlng commutes for the Morriaon
street bridge, the Marquam gulch First
street bridge, the Marquam guloh Front
street bridge and the Portland heights
WW Bagta Investigation at Ones.
Councilman C E. Rumelln la chair
man tif the committee, the other mem
ber being Dr. Sanford Whiting and M.
Foellar. Mr. Rumelln Is ill at his home,
but expects to be able to get out la a
day or so again and says that Investi
gations will proceed Immediately,
"We will have to secure ths services
of exports for the Investigation," said
ha this morning. "I am not a bridge
builder nor a civil engineer and there
fora am unable to Judge of such engi
neering questions as will be Involved.
But Impartial men will be' secured aad
the work will proceed at once."
Councilman Zimmerman's statement In
open meeting yesterday that he dtd not
believe there had been a contract let
for the paat ..year, and possibly three
years, when bidders were not In soma
kind of a pool, has created another stlr.l
Ha ststed this morning unhesitatingly!
that Portland waa paying far too much
for Its street work.
"I believe we pay hare for concrete
and pavement work IS to 20 per cent
more than Seattle and Tacoma. Why
la if so? Cement and wages should be
aa low in Portland aa on the Sound, and
we should have the same grade and
olaas of street pavement laid here for
a little money, or. Jess, than Is enjoyed
by our neighbors. The conditions
brought to light warrant careful acrut
thy of all public work. We are paying
heavy taxes and are entitled to big re
suits, and not to be made the victim
This summary of the situation by a
member of the council, who waa chair
man of the Tanner creek sewer investi
gation committee and haa been la close
touch with all work done, arouses inter
est Coming as It does on the keels of
disclosures wherein contractors ware
proved In a pool to extort high prices
from taxpayers, the statement is com
manding grave attention.
'The final bid for the Tanner creek
work waa 18.000 less than ths first bid
put In by the firm," continued Mr. Zim
merman." In the investigation the con
tractor admitted that there waa 112.000
profit in his present contract Say he
la making 112.000 now, and had he got
the additional ts.000 which waa first
framed op aa the levy against tha tax
payers, there would have been a profit
of f 10.000 In a Job that some men assure
ms could have been done for less than
This avowed stats of affairs Is what
la causing tha consternation. Nearly
S1.000.QP0 ha been expended daring the
year for public Improvements, according
to the statement of City Engineer El
liott, when explaining the demands upon
his time. If much of this great aum has
hewn on any such plan of disbursement
as ths Tanner creek Job reveals, the city
1 a grievous sufferer..
room and while the burglar was ran
sacking a bookcase the woman pounded
him on the head. The third blow
knocked him down. Taw woman then
disarmed the man, while he was dased.
and at the point of a revolver com
manded him to walk to the police sta
tion, a distance of six block. A sur
geon had to care for hi wound. In
which operation he wa assisted by tha
determined Mrs. Flannagan.
LINER RAMMED BY FLOAT
AND A PANIC FOLLOWS
(Journal Special Serriee.)
New York. Nov. 24. The Velcoe liner
Nord America wa rammed by a New
York. New Haven A Hgxtford railway
float In the harbor, off Liberty island,
laat evening, and a hole 10 feet long and
six feet wide ripped In her hull two feet
above the water line.
More than 1.400 ateerage passengers
returning to Italy were aboard and a
panic for a short time threatened to
cause loss of life. A misunderstanding
of signals ta the alleged cause of the
collision. The Nord America will have
to go on the dry dock for some time and
her passengers will be transferred to
another vessel ef the line.
OF UNION IS ARRESTED
(Journal pedal Service. I
Cleveland. Ohio, Nov. 24. President
Valentine of the Natlonsl Foundry
Workers' union was this morning taken
Into custody by a detective from Cincin
nati, where he will be taken to answer
charge In connection with tb asaaults
on non-union moulder.
(Journal Special Serrlet )
Salinas, cel., Nov. 14. Oaatrovllle'a
Chinatown waa burned last night. The
Are waa started by a woman cooking.
Grease from the pan became Ignited and
set the house afire The flames soon
spread, and there being no Are depart
ment all buildings in Chinatown, soma
20 in number, burned.
The loss Is estimated at nearly 320,
foo. ISItaSI FOB WAS.
(Joornal Special Service.)
Rome, Nov. 24. A dlepatch to the
Italian newspaper Mllltalre from Pekln
says that subscription lists are being
opened throughout China for war funds.
It Is feared that If peace 1 not con
cluded In the far east speedily, China
will be forced Into the conflict.
(Joarssl Special Serriee. )
Washington, Nov. 14. Lak Bluff.
miles from Chicago, will secure a naval
training station. The president today
returned the report of tha commission,
which selected the site, with hi ap
proval. mid enioi sails
(Jsaraal Special Service. (
London. Nov. 14. IOrd Curaon, vice
roy af India, left for hi post this morn-
TOUGH LITTLE BOY
IN GIRL'S CLOTHES
Johnny Walker Escapes from
Charitable Institution, but
Is Soon Discovered.
TELLS OF ADVENTURES
WITH 8TREET URCHINS
Is Taught All the New Winks to
Youths Who Flirted
"Oh, I make a crackajack girl, I do.
Nobody would have known me If some
guy hadn't piped me off to Detective
This was the utterance of little Johnny
Walker, who ran away from the Boys'
and Girls' Aid society whlls attired In
girl' clothing, when he waa taken to
the police ststlon laat night.- Ths boy
was away from the institution five
hours, and wa discovered by Deteo
Uv Hswley hiding In a scow at the foot
of Montgomery street.
. The practice prevail at the aoolety of
attiring boy who run away In female
apparel. This Is done for two reason.
First, because It I deemed a punish
ment, and secondly, a a deterrent to
future runaway. .1
Johnny ha ran away several times.
The girls' clothing failed to make a hit
with him, but it did not stop him from
escaping from the Institution.
It was about o'clock yesterday even-'
lng when he got away. He wa tsaced
by Detective Hawley to this side of the
river. After spending a short time there
he wa returned to the society
"I guess I make a good-looking girl."
said the Incorrigible youngster, with a
grin. When taken into custody "All this
boys on the street tried to mash ms, and
I cave 'em the latest In wlnkaf-you bet
Gee! I had to slid around corner and
run like biases two or three time tb
get away from fellers that thought
they had won me out for sure."
LONG-LOST DIAMOND IS
DISCOVERED BY POLICE
Five months ago Captain Joseph M.
Healy of the Healy Investment company
lost a diamond stud valued at $171. It
waa recovered this morning by Detec
tive Day and Welnet. while being pad
dled on tha street by G. 8 1 oval I. Th
,1 mtmr 1 1 ii hatra l.nrnaH whn la rawmn.
Islble for .the loss of the stone, end only
the reluctance or Mr. Healy to having
himself made the object of publicity
prevent a prosecution.
It appears that the ring was In the
Eicket of a fanoy waistcoat which wa
nt to a laundry Juno IT. It was
Issed shortly afterward, and the los.
was reported to the police. At that time
nil the elothtng of Mr. Healy at the
laundry wa overhauled, but the atone
could not be found.
SWhen Stovall waa taken into custody
hi afternoon he Informed the detec
ivea that ha had been given the stud
a sell by a woman who 1 employed
t the laundry. Tha officers say they
verified his story.
CONTESTANTS OF MRS
REED'S WILL ARE HERE
Henry C. Wood of San Francisco and
3, C. Bralnerd of Pasadena. Cal.. are
In the city. They are among the heirs.
of the late Mrs. Amanda W. Reed, who,
among other public bequest, left 31.-
000,000 for the founding and mainte
nance of a manual training school in
this oity. The will Is to be contested
by California heir.
While the purpose of the visit to this
City of Mr. Wood and Mr. Bralnerd
haa been kept a close secret. It la pre
sumed that they are here to visit other
relatives in order to ascertain the de
talis of certain facts which will be
brought out In the course of the liti
gation. It la said that they are endeav
oring to aecure the assistance ut certain 1
relatives wno are not consiaerea as nrm
In their determination to oppose the
claims of the California heirs aa others.
They have made no offers of compromise
to legal or other representatives of
the estate. Indeed It Is said that such
offer would not be heard.
SALOON LICENSE NEAR
FIRE HOUSE REFUSED
At a apeclsl meeting of the liquor
license committee of the city council
yesterday afternoon the application of
E. Emmert for a license to conduct a
saloon at 108 Waablngton was rejected.
This saloon waa to be located very near
engine company No. 1 of the Portland
Are department and within 410 feet of
the High school. Before the applica
tion waa received, strong remonstrance
from the residents of that vicinity was
placed on file.
After a ahort discussion on ths loca
tion of tb saloon at this place the
committee refused to -arrant the license.
Retail licenses were granted a fol
low: C. C. Walker, 220 Crosby street;
Madden A Howe, 12 Second street.
The following transfer of licenses
were made: J. Sinner to Stephen Stlts,
422 Falling street; B. Plenlnlck to Ver
non Koonts, 111 East Twenty-eighth
street; J. N. Klein to Lehman A Peter
son, 516 North Front street; H. J.
Krouse to J. Bplcker, 76 North Sixth
POLICE DO NOT BELIEVE
THIS HOLDUP STORy
According to the story which he gave
the police this morning, J. C. Harris of
446 Lara h-o street, was the victim of
a bold holdup last night In front of
hi residence. He says he was com
pelled at the point of a revolver to give
up 118, all the money he had In hi
pockets. Though they will glv no rea
son, ths polio say that they are In
clined to place llltle credence In Harris'
The alleged victim says the robber
wore no mask, but had a blaok slouch
hat pulled down over hla ya. Th af
fair, he says, happened abortly after 11
o'clock. He thinks this Is tbs same
man that he saw standing on a corner
near his residence the previous night.
The revolver used, he says, waa nickel
plated. MOBBTIaTO IAIIIAZ.L
(Journal Special Serriee t
Los Angeles. Nov, 24. Seattle: Runs.
1; hits, 1; error. 2. Total, 1. Los An
geles: Run, 1; hits. ; errors. 4. Total.
1. Batteries: Hogg and Leahy; Gray
San Francisco, Nov. 24. The morning
gam ended In a score of San Francisco
2 against Oakland' t.
Allan A Lewis' Best Brand.
BETTER CARE OF
Female Ward in Course of Con
struction on Third Story
of Police Building.
DEPARTMENT THAT WAS
SORELY NEEDED BY CITY
Witnesses and Those Who
Sought Police Protection
Herded Without Cages.
Within a abort time women who are
placed under arrest will receive the con
sideration due their sex. Owing to lack
of accommodation at ' the city prison
they 'have hitherto been subjected to
Work waa renewed on the women's
ward in the third story of the police
building, at Second and Oak streets, yes
terday. The cement flooring has already
been laid, and other parta of the struc
ture completed, necessary to construc
tion or the cells, yesterday began the
labor of ins tail lng the metal work of
The plan of Chief Hunt contemplate
five cell for women, each to hold three
persona. Each of the ceils win be used
for a certain claas or criminals, in
addition, two rooms will be provided for
women who are not charged with any
offense, but may be detained aa wit
nesses or for other reasons. When tha
structure I completed such women will
not have to associate with acknowledged
"To show how badly such a ward 1
needed." aald Chief Hunt, "take the case
of little Eunice l,ovelle Downing, or
rather. Mrs. McGann. as her marriage,
I believe, I not disputed. She and her
youthful husband were brought In here.
These young people were married, and
the only Idea In bringing them here was
to discover the circumstance. Yet the
girl had to be placed in the society of
depraved women, and kept there all
night. True, the matron waa present,
hut It must have been very humiliating
to the girl, and will not remain with her
as a pleasant memory. Her husband had
to be Incarcerated with aoclal outcast
hobo (sad, thieve. Neither deserved
such tredtment, and yet with present
accommodations It could not be avoided
"Frequently It happens that women
reach the city late at night, and fall to
find their friends. They have to appeal
to the police for protection unfit the
next day. If they arrive In the city
at a reasonable hour they are referred
to the Toung Women's Christian asso
ciation, which ha been very kind in
this regsrd in the past. Otherwise, they
have to be placed in the society of bad
women for the night When this ward
la completed these regrettable - things
will be avoided."
CAMERA IS A WITNESS
(Continued from Page One.)
Tangled forest and rock mountain Bide,
apparently almost Impenetrable to even
the moat experienced woodsman, ahowed
the remarkable play which Henry Barr
had given to hi Imagination.
-We .won Hi ilka to see the picture.
tray," put in Judge -Pipes, and they were
passed over the defendants' attorneys
while Puter and McKlnley leaned over
the shoulders of those in front of them
to get a glimpse of the exhibit. Then
they went to the Jury. .
Henry Young wa another of the al
leged settlers who had built a cabin,
cleared several acres, raised crops and
cut a trail. But none of the evidences
of these achievements could be found by
Mr. Barber and his companions.
Barr mads homestead application for
the aouthwest 14 of section 14, alleging
In his affidavit that In September. 1812,
he established a residence upon the
claim, built a log house 11x14 snd a
barn, besldea placing Several acrea
under cultivation. The value of the im
provements he declared to be 1400.
Barr swore that he lived on the land
continuously from 1192 to 1100, except
for four or flv months every year, and
that for eight or nine year he had
railed cropa upon th land. The chief
value of th land, he declared, waa for
"Did you find a log house or any signs
of a house of any- kind on this land J"
asked Mr. Heney.
"f found no house and no signs of one.
None of the land had ever been culti
vated. Much of the ground was under
two feet of snow, although It was the
16th of June when I was there."
O'Day WLna a Laugh.
Judge O'Day promptly Interposed an
objection on the ground that if the
ground waa snow-covered its character
could not have been apparent.
"Yon think then," Inquired Judge Bel
linger, "that the anow might have con
cealed the barnf
Judge O'Day resumed hi seat In dis
comfiture while the bailiff quelled the
outburst of laughter that ran through
the court room.
A complete history of the Investiga
tion had been kept by the witness in a
dally diary, but his recollection of the
facts waa so complete that he made no
use of It during hi testimony. . A large
map of the township had been suspended
In the courtroom, and the witness indi
cated upon it the route traveled each
day by himself and hla companlona.
There are few places In Oregon more
Inaccessible or more forbidding to the
settler thsn township 11 south, range 7.
The difficulties encountered by the sur
veying party In making their way into
the township were briefly but graph
ically told. The first claim vtalted was
that of Harry C. Barr, who was origin
ally one of the defendanta In th case,
but ifhoa mysterious disappearance has
made It impossible to bring him into
Wot Uvea Camping Ground.
"There waa not even land upon which
on could camp In a tent ovr night."!
declared the witness. "It 1 a very
teep declivity, a rocky slide, where
there I not a sign of human occupation
at any time.''
Again the deadly camera had done
Ita work and photograph gav vivid
corroboration of the testimony Henry
Young' claim waa depleted aa a verita
ble precipice, where mountain, goats
might find a foothold, bat Inaccessible
to a human being.
Equally inaccessible wa the claim of
Joaeph Wilson, another of the pretended
entryinen, who, like the other, had
sworn to various improvement upon his
land nnd to half a dosen year of culti
There waa a stir whan Mr. Heney
asked: "Did you alao visit the claims
of Maud Witt and Emma PorierT"
"I did," replied the witness
Mr. Heney then read from the home
stead affidavit of Emma Porter, whom
the prdsectitlnn Identifies s ths defend-
nt Emma Watson. In ths affidavit
she swors that she was 23 years of age.
that she had entered upon the northeast
of section 12, township 11, in October,
112, that aha built a log
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house there at that time, 20x22
feet in si, that she . had also
barn, a woodshed, chickens, a horse
and a cow; that she resided on the
claim continuously thereafter until 1900.
being absent only three months each
summer, when she was engaged In earn
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ments; that She had raised cropa each
year alnce taking up tha land,, which
he declared to be chiefly valuable for
While this affidavit was raad, Emma
Wataon was burled behind a newspaper,
apparently oblivious to all that was
going on In the courtroom.
"Pld you see any signs of a house
of any kind on this claim T" asked Mr.
"I dtd not," answered the witness,
and then he launched upon a description
of the true appearance of the attractive
little homestead described in Mr. Por
ter's, affidavit. "There was not an open
piece of ground upon tha claim large
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All of the ground 1 mountainous In th
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of anyone having been upon It except at
the northwest corner, where four trees
had been felled. They lay where they
had 'fallen, and they had not been
So idlfflcult was much of the ground
that In places the witness was forced
to orawl on his hands and knees. The
pretty pastoral picture of Emma Porter
upon her little homestead, surrounded
by her horse, her cow and her chickens.
with ripening crops upon the acrea which
she had wrested from nature's wluler
neaa, was rudely shattered. Again th
photograph was in evidence and the evi
dence which It gave was of a character
that could not be shaken even by the
croas-questlonlng of the abl attorney
for th defense.
One by one the successive homeatead
affidavit we're read by Mr. Heney and
In every ease the testimony of th wit
ness was substantially the same. Once
when Mr. Heney paused to decipher the
affidavit made by Maud Witt. Judge
O'Day Interjected, sarcastically.
"We ought to have a school teacher
"If you will loan us the writer of thl
affidavit there will be no trouble In mak
ing It out." retorted the prosecuting
attorney, with an obviou reference to
the government's contention that many
of th papers In the question were writ
ten by the defendants. ,
The homestead claims of John Gra
ham, Frank H. Walgamot. Nellie Backus
and the other pretended settler were
all found to be virgin wllderne, with
out a sign that thay had ever been tra
versed by any white man save the gov
ernment surveyors. In many places Har-
ber and his party were unable to get on
the land at all. owing to Ita precipitous
character, and th photographs offered
In evidence constitute a gallery of the
lldest mountain scenery. The testi
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waa allowed to spend the night In the
lock-up with him.
Next morning the prisoner, led by his
dog and escorted by the police, waa
taken to the jail, arid at the gate the
animal whined so plteously on being
parted from Its master thai the man
waa ordered to go to the public pound
with his rsnlne companion -
Once more waa a procession formed,
the dog leading the way, and a motely
crowd bringing up the rear. At the
pound the companions were parted, the
dog howling dismally.
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from factory, packing, ate), far my sastssM see durla the tara of this aabacrlptloo.
It 1 to1 further that I rm pot com))ed to pares) any further records to retain
tela Qrapbopbooe daring the term of my subscription ; hot If at ar.y time and at my
own option I do parchaia 20 additional lecorda of the Columbia Pttaaagms Company
at tfarlr a Dora address, and complete this auhscristWa, the machine than become my
exclualre property forever.
Start paper (Rite)
1 do Compear
Colombia machine to the amouut of (B OO at
this OraDhophone at their
once. no. us arresrn
N. B. -Price of all (stare
NEGROES' DEBT TO THE
Last night at Bethel African M. E.
church the bazaar which ha been in
progress for the paat three days Waa
brought to a rinse with a Thanksgiving
literary and musical program under the
supervision of Rev. J. w7 Tolllver. Th
address of the evening was delivered by
Attorney McCants Stewart, his subject
being "The Negroes' Debt to the Pil
grim Fathers of Plymouth Colony."
He gave an outline of tha progress and
development of the African race as a
DeoDle in the United State, and the in
fluent e which had bean exerted in their
behalf from the time of the landing Of
the Pilgrim to tho present, calling at
tention to th fact that following the
emancipation proclamation of President
Lincoln In 1SI3 the negroes celebrated
their flrt Thanksgiving. This, after
noon and evening a dinner waa served
in the basement of the church.
ZsOMBOM sTmososT's xmoii.
From St. Jame s Gazette.
A poor man from th waat had been
treated by hla club doctor a busy,
overworked, good-hearted fellow for
glandular awaiting In th neck. Th
merest ehanc brought th patient to
London, and a concatenation of coinci
dent led to hi meeting a St. Thomas'
hospital, surgeon. "You coma up to th
hopltal." said th latter. "You'v no
glandular swelling titer." The poor
fellow went. They tepked him vr. That
sunnoKitlnus alandular swelling was a
thyroid abscess of a particularly malig
nant form. Th roan, aingly o
healthy, wa what an Insurance actuary
would term a ten minutes' life.
."Can you oome in?" they asked him.
He consented. Sir William MacCormao
took him In hand. "This is the mot
delicate of operations." ha aald. "Will
you trust us?" He would. In du course
before quit a gathering of surgical not
abilities. Sir William operated. The
case wa aa bad aa It possibly could be,
and th faintest fraction of error would
have meant certain death; but the oper
ation was perfect, one of those perform
ances of which we laymen never dream,
but which these Inspired giant In life
saving at the hospitals are accomplish
ing every oay of their splendid lives.
Next morning, before 1 o'clock, ths pa
tient was gently roused from sleep. He
opened hi eye and saw the strong,
kindly face of a roan beaming in delight
upon him It waa the great and wealthy
surgeon, who had left his bed before 6
o'clock that bitter morning to com to
see this poor, friendless man from th
wilds of the vest The patient Is A
hale msn today, and In hla part of th
world they regard St. Thomas' hospital
aa a temple ' of miracle far more aw
Inspiring than any holy well.
Oat Mart Fox lay Together.
From the Kennebec Journal.
A. A. Olnn of Prospect Ferry haa a
fine yellow coon cat. One morning re
cently he did not come in at th usual
hour, and on looking around Capt. Olnn
discovered him la a field a few rods
away, playing with a fox. They plsyed
for some tlms.
Then the cat atarted for the house, th
fox following for some instance. . Real
ising h wa too near civilisation for
hi own good ha turned and skipped for
the woods. This cat has been In th
habit of spending aoene -of hi night In
th wood. It is to he presumed It I
not their first meeting
A woman whose atern vlag spelled
trouble stepped. up to the oomplnlnt-desk
In a big store Back of th desk waa a
timid miss on of those Dresden-doll
girl who never seem to lose their baby
way and at th light of th wrathful
hopper she seemed to shrink a bit. while
Into her wide bin eyes cam what th
poets would style th look of startled
fawn. The Indignant customer began a
tirade about some mistake that had been
made in connection with a purchase, but
her anger disappeared when she saw how
much th shop girl seemed to take th
matter to heart. Finally, after calmly
CALL AT THE
Fifth and Yamhill Streets,
126 Seventh Street
And hear the Machine play,
and enter your subscrip
' tion at once.
will allow a "credit oa any
time daring the year la exchange
contract, Sa Heretofore tbey were
explaining the fault, she went away
smiling. "It's a great scheme.' re
marked tha observant manager, with th
air of a man bestowing bouquets upon
himself. "You see. In every large busi
ness establishment there are bound to
be mistakes occurring; .all tb time.
When customers come back to kink about
errors, they are usually In aa linf Sail,,
able' frame of mint. If there was a man
ba k of th eomplalnt-desk, or a stronu
mindad woman, we'd have all kinds of
trouble smoothing out the kinks, becanss
th customers would keep their fighting
mood on when they encountered some
body who looked abl to take car of
him or her self. But to go up against a
pretty, timid girl disarms them, and In
a minute they are cool and ready to talk
over the situation peaceably. Th men
kicker simply couldn't raise a row with
a handsome girl, and th women well,
their motherly instincts are touched and
thay become good-humored.'"
Olrl Casta I-athar' Ballot.
MI Etta K. Morton, of Aabury Park,
N. J . mad an unusual record for a
woman on election day, when h cast a
ballot for candidates from presidential
Miss Morton's father. Justice J. K.
Morton, Is unable .to Walk. Ho was
pushed to th poll In a wheel-chair, and
on hi application tb election officers
allowed hi daughter, who had been In
structed previously, to register her lath
When th young woman emerged
blushing from behind the curtain con
cealing th voting-machln she wa
heartily applauded by th assembled
From th Houston Chronicle.
"Yes," boasted young Slowboy, "I al
ways embrace an opportunity."
"I wish I were an opportunity," replied
Ml Huggard, coyly.
And a moment or two later she wa
(Special ntepatch to The Joaroal.)
Walla Walla, Wash.. Nov. 24. First,
half: Pullman, 13; Whitman, 0.
VALUE OF CHARCOAL
yaw People Know Sow TJeefnl It X la
Fissil lg stealth sjl Beauty.
Nearly everybody knew that charcoal
la tha safest and most sfilcient disin
fectant and purifier in nature, but few
realise It value when taken Into tho
human system for the same cleansing
Charcoal 1 a remedy that the mors
you take of It the beiter; It I not a
drug at all, but simply absorb the
gases snd Impurities alwaya present In
the stomsch and lntestlnss and carried
them out of the aystem.
Charcoal sweetens the breath after
smoking, drinking or after eating onions
and other odoroua vegetables.
Charcoal effectually clears and lm-
f roves the complexion, it whitens the
eeth and further acts aa a natural and
eminently safe cathartic. .
It absorb the injurious gases which
collect In the stomach and bowela; It dis
infect th 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
In Btuarf s Chsrcoal Doseng; they ro
composed of th finest powdered Willow
charcoal, and other harmless antiseptic.)
In tablet form, or rather In the form of
large, pleasant tasting tosenges, the
charcoal being mixed with honey.
The daily ua of these lozenges will
soon tell In a mueh Improved condition
of the general health, better complex
ion, sweeter breath and purer blond, and
the beauty of It I, that no possible
harm can rssult from their continued
use, hut on the contrary, great benefit.
A Buffalo physician In speaking of
III 1.. 1 1 1 1 1 V , , w , . ' K . mmtjww. 1 (
vis Stuart' Charcoal Lozenges to all
patient suffering from gas in stomach
and bowel, and to clear the complexion
and purify the breath, mouth and
throht; I alao believe the liver Is greatly
benefited by the dslly use of them; they
eost but twenty-five cant a box at drug
stotres. snd although In some sense a
patent preparation, yet f believe I get
more and better charcoal in Stuarts
charcoal T.niengaa thn In any of th
ordinary chare oa1 tablet."