THE OREGON DAILY JOURNAL, PORTLAND. THURSDAY EVENING. DECEMBER t, 110. Any Gentleman Would Be Pleased And delighted to be remembered at Christmas time with a practical and useful present, such as j t ,','' , '' Overcoat Raincoat Fancy Vest Gloves Lounging Robe Suspenders Neckwear House Jackets Stiff Hat, Soft Hat, Silk Hat, Opera Hat. We have a well selected stock of exclusive styles at popular prices. Buffum & Pendleton CLOTHIERS, HATTERS, FURNISHERS 311 Morrison St, opp. Postoffice ELLERIC SAILORS SUFFER HARDSHIPS Without Proper Accommodations Quarantine Regulations at As toria Were Very Severe. WERE EXPOSED FOR AN HOUR TO CHILLY BLASTS Captain McLeod Still Suffers from Smallpox and First Of ficer Commands Ship. . PENSION DAY FOR UNCLE SAM'S WARDS Busiest of the Year for County Clerk Fields. Who Attests i Papers. MANY WIDOWS CROWD THE LONG COUNTERS Time Deals Harshly with Him, and Soon the Old Soldier Will Answer Taps. Pension days ar th busleat of th jear In the county cUrk'i office. Mon day from the Utn the doors opened at t o'clock until they closed Mr. Fields and his deputies were busy every min ute. Four times a year this scene Is enacted. The large office Is crowded with the veterans of the Civil war or widows of veterans. Strange as It may seem, widows pre dominate. The soldier who carried the musket through the long, bloody years lost much of that vitality which pre serves old age, and' In ITts place at the long counter In the county clerk's of fice stands his widow with the legal paper, waiting for her "voucher" to be made out properly and signed. And this is very particular work. ITncle Bam Is quick to catch mistakes. Every letter in the name must corre spond with every letter In the same name which has gone before. The name has to be signed four times, and there must be no variation In the signatures. Then the witnesses, three of them, must sign, and the signatures must be st tested by the county clerk or a notary publtc. Most of the soldiers and widows, to whom the m exhibited while awaiting their turn at the long counter. Many of them have no means of liv ing aside from this small pittance granted them each Quarter by the gov ernment. Some of them do not need the .money, as they have comfortable homes 'with sons or daughters; a very few haw homes of their own. On the other hand, mora than half a hundred would starve but for the penalon. Of the total number of vouchers signed the money represented the biggest part of the family Income on more than nine tenths of the cases. A pension. Individually, Is but a small pittance. The average Is a little over 18 a month. Ordinary soldiers and soldiers' widows receive but 124 every quarter. Unless the soldier can show that he received wounds or contracted disease In the service which Injured him for life he gets only i a month snd bis widow will get no more. The largest pension signed for Monday was ttt a month, but, the pensioner had lost an arm and had' been otherwise Injured. Looking at those who crowded sgalnst each other before the long counter It wss apparent that the time would come when there would be no pension day at the county courthouse. The steps were slow, the faces wrinkled, worn and hardened, the hair gray and the shoulders stooped. The soldier's widow brought daughters and granddaughters as witnesses. Many men wore tVe faded blue, but the hue of the old coat was no dimmer than the color of the eyes, for time bears more heavily on the soldier than on the soldier's widow- MAY HAVE TO ENLARGE SPACE FOR LIVESTOCK Commlsslonr Richard Ccott. who rep resented the Lewis snd Clark show st tthe National Live Stock convention, haa returned from Chicago. H states that stockmen are deeply Interested In the Portland fair, especially the ranchers of the middle west, and he would not be surprised If It became necessary to enlarge the present reser vation for live stock, so numerous will be the exhibits In this department. President Ooode's dispatches today ter pension Is are from Chicago. He will leave that Ilka the breath of life, walk manv lona. i cltv tomorrow for Washington on 1m- wearr blocks to have their vouchers at- j portant fair bualness snd will start for tested by the clerk to save the fees ' horn In time to reach here December It. charged by notaries public. The contractor has agreed to have The number of vouchers which County the Liberal Arts palace ready'tn turn over Clerk Flelda Is asked to attest every to the state commission Saturday night, quarter varies. Monday more than 200 and a large force Is at work applying passed through the office, and of this the finishing touches to that structure, number more than half were those of According' to the terms of the contract, widows. They all looked old and feeble, the building will not receive. Its final and one oould not but be impressed with! coat of paint until Just before the open the patience and good nature which they Ing of the fair. Stripped of every veatlge of clothing and dipped In a long vat like so many sheep. Is an experience which the offi cers and crew of the Hrltlsh steamship Ellerlc claim they went through at the quarantine station near Astoria the other day. When the process was concluded the men had to stand In a nude stste under an old shed until their clothes were fumigated. The building was open on all sides, and the sailors say they were badly chilled by the wintry blasts be fore thsy were permitted to depart. "I have been around the world," sold James Findlay, first officer of the El lerlc, which reached port this morn ing, "and I never aaw anything In the line of a quarantine station so poorly equipped as the den prepared for that purpose at the mouth of the Columbia river. It Is a horrible place, and a blight upon civilisation. Had they not been unusually strong and robust, thu "men on the Ellerlc could not have sur vived the terrible ordeal through which they went. "Cpon arriving at the station all on board the vessel were led out to en old shed. We were told to disrobe and take a plunge in a vat which had been filled with some sort of Ingredient supposed to be capable of removing whatever smallpox germs there might be on our bodies. The wind came sweeping in .upon us. and we were half frosen when we climbed out of the liquid. As our clothes had to be fumigated, we had to stand there shivering for almost an hour before the garments were turned over to us. Of course, We had extra clothing on the ship, but as they were also being fumigated, they did not do us any good. The only accommodations at the station for sick patients consists of a couple of -enlserable huts, which are almost bare of furniture." i" Durlpg the Illness of Captain Mc Leod. Mr. Findlay will have command of the steamer, and may have charge of her on the outward trip. The ves sel is moored at the Alblna dock, and will begin receiving cargo this 'after noon. Owing to her destination there Is but a small quantity of freight for her at the docks. After taking on about 1 600 tons It la planned for her to go to San Francisco and complete the cargo. She will likely leave for the California metropolis about Sunday or Monday. Had she not been held at the mouth of the rlrer the steamer would have been provided with a full cargo at Port land. FRENCH BARK'S ROUGH TRIP ' JLU Frenchman declare they will have walkaway, the Germans think that the money might as wall be turned over to thorn at once, the Italians are connaent of aulnlnc an easy victory, while the Americans are figuring on how they had better spend the stakes. A cablegram states that the steamer Arugonla reached Hongkong yesterday from Portland, To permit Inspection by Captains Ed wards and Fuller, the steamer lone will He at her dock tomorrow. The steamer Stranger has been engaged to go out on her run to Washuugal. Qraln-htden, the French bark Europe left for the sea yeHterday afternoon. bound for the United .Kingdom. The oriental liner Numantla shifted this afternoon from the Alblna dock to the Portland flouring mills, where she will complete her cargo. The schooner 8. T. Alexander will move this afternoon from Columbia dock No. 1 to the Portland lumber mill, where she will receive a cargo for San Pedro. A new directory prepared by O. F Wallace of t he custom-house shows there are 1ST officials and employes In the building. Since last year there have been IS changes, 21 appointments and in tranafers from the list then making up the directory. Captain Edwards and Fuller will In spent the steamer Vulcan this after noon. F. C. Hageman received a letter this morning from Captain Peters, master of the British steamship Tottenham, which is lying at Vancouver, B. C, discharging a cargo of Java sngar. The captain atated that his vessel Is not chartered for the outward trip. The officers and crew of the Italian ship S. Celeste are observing holiday today and no cargo Is being put In the hold of the vessel. Martha Bloux Encounters Tery storms ob Toyae Trom Swansea. Heavy weather was encountered by the French bark Martha Koux as she was rounding Cape Horn. The vessel arrived In port yesterday evening. A gale carried away the covering from one of the hatohes. and the rudder got out of repair. As a result the big bark drifted about aimlessly on the rough seas for almost two days. Finally the weather .moderated and the rudder, was put In working order. No other storms of consequence occurred until the mouth of the Columbia river was reached, when a strong gale drove the ship out to sea, and five days elapsed before the river was again sighted. When the vessel reached Astoria she had been on the trip from Swansea. England. 164 days. She brought a cargo of 2.600 tons of coal, which will be discharged at the gas dock. The Martha Roux Is In command or Captain Gamier, who wss here two years ago with the same vessel. He reports that on November it he spoke the French bark Join Ville, which was bound for San Francisco from Antwerp. "All well" was reported. SAILOR'S NARROW ESCAPE. Australian Coal $7.50 PER TON We are now delivering the Richmond, the best Aus tralian Coal, for $7.50 per ton. This is an unusually low price for this grade of coal and it will pay you to buy your winter's supply at this time. We also carry in stock all of the best grades of domestic CoaL HOLMES COAL & ICE CO. 353 STARK STREET nrreptdtlooaly LtSTSI Hospital and Al- KOOSt Bleeds to Death. Weak from the loss of blood. James Larson, a sailor from the steamer Aber deen, stsggered Into the sailors' union hall yesterday evening. nn naa ne noi received medical attention at one It l doubtful If he could have survived much longer. Caught In the hoisting machinery of the vessel, one of the fingers of the un fortunate man was torn from Its socket. An ambulance was called and he was conveyed to a hospital. The wound was dressed, but not wishing to remain there the sailor slipped away and started on feet tt the union headquarters. Be fore he had proceeded far the wound be gan to bleed profusely. But he wanted to be among his mates, and as he kept on he left a trail of blood. He was taken to the Oood Samaritan hospital, where he will be kept until he Is out of dan Sr. MARINE NOTES. Astoria. Dec. t. Arrived down at 2:0 a. m.. steamer Columbia. Arrived down at 6 a. m., steamer Alli ance Sailed at I a. m . steamer El mors, for Tillamook. Arrived down at Tongue Point, steamer Aberdeen. Sailed at 11:20 a. m . schooner J. M. Weatherwax and steamer Columbia, for Ban Francisco. Ban Francisco, Dec. t. Balled at 11:10 a. m.. steamer George W. Elder, for Portland. Arrived at t a. m steamer Aurella. from Portland. Astoria, Dec. 7. Left up at I p. m , British steamer Ellerlc. Astoria, Dec, I. Balled at 12:10, stesmer Alliance, for Eureka. Astoria, I" 8. Condition of the bar at 8 a. m.. moderate; wind east; weather cloudy. , ALONG THE WATERFRONT. KILBURN ALLOWED TO DOCK Steamer Despatch left for Astoria last evening with a part of her lumber cargo. It will be completed at the mill of the Tongue Point Lumber company. F. P. Bsumgsrtner, local agent for the Aberdeen, accompanied her to the lower river. Sailors from all the ships In the har hor are diligently practicing for the boat race on the afternoon of December 14. A substantial purse is to be given to the winner of the contest Th Britlaa say they are going to Win, the No Truth In Bsport that She Was Denied Privileges at Marshf isld. Officers of th ateamar F. A. Kllburn which arrived this morning from Ban Francisco, state that they were not pre vented from landing at Marshfleld on the way up the coast. "We have a dock of our own In that town." said Captain Thompson this morning, "and there are several other docks at which we have landing privi lege. Consequently no one would be In a position to lssus order for us not to land there. We moored at our wnari in the town, and after discharging and taking on freight we went overdo North Bend, where we aio effected a landing without being ordered away. There ax several public docks at both place." There Is considerable rivalry between the owners of th Kllburn and th Cali fornia & Oregon Coast Steamship com pany, which operates, the steamer Alli ance. A dispatch rrom Msrshfleld yes terday atated that the business men there did not want the Kllburn to make port of witty calls at that place, and she was not permitted to land at any of the dock, which ware said to belong to pri vate parties. Captain Thompson says that he does not know from whom the report emanated. The Kllburn brought 276 tons of gen eral merchandise from Sun Francisco and Coos Bay points, and 85 passengers, The steamer goes out tomorrow night. why The leona was late. Low Water U th silver and th a a Sandbar. The steamer Leona. th opposition boat to the Kamm line, did not return to Portland until 11 o'clock last night. She tuck on a sandbar below La Center. To make up for lost time the t earner again went out on the trip an hour later. Cap tain Graham report the Lewi river la at such a low atag that It will be Im possible to go more than a short dis tance above th forks of the stream. He ay passengers will be taken to La Center by means of hacks or skiffs. Th Kamm boat la also forced to (top at th fork at th river, th passengers and freight being conveyed on a gasolln launch the balance of the distance. lovomnro Oanramax maiao Innumerable flsgs and signal pen nant have been Hying all day from the masts of th barkentln James John son and the schooner Honotpu and Mlndora lying at th dock of th Port land Lumber company, In honor of L. J. Wentworth, the popular young general manager of the mill company, who was married last evening to Miss Stuart, 868 Fourteenth street, at the Unitarian church. FREIGHT AGENTS WILL ARRIVE TOMORROW Committee of Prominent Citi zens Have Prepared a Royal Welcome for Visitor. A party of 16 freight agents of th Northern Pactflo road will arrive In Portland tomorrow afternoon at 6:80 o'clock to Inspect the fair ground. They will be received by B. G. Fulton. L N. Flelschner, Tom Richardson and all fair officials. Saturday afternoon the visitor will go over the ground and on Saturday evening a smoker will be given in their honor at the Commercial club. There Ig But On "Swvtland't" Going to Give a Party? Luncheons, wedding, card par ties, muslcales, children's parties oclal occasions of any nature . call for something in the way of table decorations, souvenir favor, tc. In this line w carry th most extensive variety In th city and are constantly adding the latest novelties to our stock. They are Inexpensive and glv an air of distinction. Nothing adds so much to the brightness and fun of the occasion st so little cost. We can't begin to enumer ate them, but ask you to call and see th stock it's a pleasure to show them. If you don't buy. New conceits for card parties arrived last Week and new wed ding favors are expected this week. SWETLAND&SON 273 Morrison St. "Hello" Main 419 NO BRANCH STORES There l Bat On. "S wetland" " Friday. December 9 Saturday, December 10 Monday, December 12 We Will Sell . . . Ladies' Tailor Made Suits (Enumerated Below) At the Reductions Shown : : WE ARE DETERMINED : : t To Close These Garments Out During This Sale And the Prices Quoted Are Such That Goods of Equal Merit Never Will Be Sold Cheaper, Not Even During January Clearance Sales. Our regular $50.00 Blue Cheviot Suit, best effect, size 34 Friday, Saturday, Monday $35.00 Our regular $45.00 Brown Broadcloth Suit, blouse effect, size 34 Friday, Saturday, Mon day f 30.00 Our regular $75.00 Brown Novelty Suit, pleated blouse, size 34 Friday, Saturday, Mon day 950.00 Our regular $45.00 Gray Mixed Suiting Suit, box effect, size 34 Friday, Saturday, Mon- day 925. Our regular $40.00 Fancy French Suiting Suit, 3emi-fitting jacket, size 84 Friday. Sat urday, Monday v. - 925.00 Our regular $30.00 Red Mixed Novelty Goods box jacket, size 34 -Friday, Saturday. Monday 920.00 Our regular $30.00 Blue Cheviot Tourist Suit, size 34 Friday, Saturday, Monday 923.00 Our regular $42.00 Mixed Gray Novelty Tourist Jacket, size 86 Friday, Saturday, Monday 927. 00 Our regular $50.00 Mixed Gray Novelty Blouse effect, size 86 Friday, Saturday, Mon day Ar..irM 935.00 Our regular $40.00 Tan Cravenette Cloth Corset Coat, size 86 Friday, Saturday, Monday 925.00 Our regular $70.00 Black Novelty Suiting Blouse Jacket, size 36 Friday, Saturday, Mon- e..... :.. 942.00 Our regular $45.00 Brown Checked Suiting Blouse Jacket, size 36 Friday, Saturday, Monday 925.00 Our regular $60.00 Blue Broadcloth Suit, fitted jacket, size 36 Friday, Saturday, Mon day 930.00 Our. regular $50.00 Beautiful Novelty Green Suit, blouse effect, size 38 Friday, Satur day, Monday ., 932.00 Our regular $65.00 Mannish Mixed Tweed Suit, Norfolk style, size 38 Friday, Saturday, Monday 1 934.00 Our regular $50.00 Broadcloath Suit, vest effect, size 86 Friday, Sat,, Monday. . .930.00 Our regular $50.00 Plain Tan Cheviot Suk, fitted jacket, size 86 Friday, Sat, Mon 930.00 Our regular $48.00 Black Broadcloth Suit, novelty vest, size 36 Friday, Sat., Monday. 926.00 Our regular $55.00 Black All Wool Cheviot, corset coat, size 86 Friday, SaSt., Mon. .934.00 Our regular $75.00 Blue Imported Broadcloth Blouse effect, size 38 Friday, Saturday, Monday 950.00 Our regular $40.00 Black Cheviot Tourist Suit, beautifully trimmed, size 38 Friday, Sat urday, Monday 92500 Our regular $45.00 Brown Etamine Cheviot Suit, Eton effect, size 40 Fri., Sat, Mon.928.OO Our regular $45.00 Black Panama Suit, Eton Blouse effect, size 40 Fri., Sat, Mon... 920.00 Our regular $42.00 Black Cheviot Eton Suit, fancy trimmed, size 42 Fri., Sat., Mon $26.00 None of These Garments Have Been In Our Store Longer Than Two Weeks. They represent the very top of UP-TO-DATE SUITS and good styles. The workmanship could not be better in a $100.00 dress, and the materials, linings and trimmings are the best We alter all garments bought during this sale abso lutely FREE, and guarantee correct fit and satisfaction. OUR TERMS Win be especially low on these goods. We will refuse no reasonable offer. You can pay down a trifle and a small amount weekly. These bargains are the great est ever offered in high-price garments, and should be seen. Eastern Outfitting Co 390 Washington Street The Store Where Your Credit Is Good."