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THE OREGON SUNDAY JOURNAL. PORTLAND, SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 13, 1C37.
REUNION OF THE HEJIAIiKABLE ABBOTT FAMILY NEAR EUGENE
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The reunion of the Abbott family was held this week at Crowe, twelve miles west6TEugehe,in the Odd Fdlows' Hall. It was
the first time that five pioneer children who crossed the plains from Missouri in 1852, losing on the way their parents and one grand
parent by cholera and other diseases, had been under the same roof, since their first dispersal soon after arriving in. Oregon. They
ana an tneir living aescenuama die m mc picture.
Costly , Barracks , Erected to
Accommodate More Troops
Than Needed.' '
TINKERING OF MANY
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Mounted . Infantry . Bchoolt Built
Wberv.Ther Are Not Needed and
Colossal Sums Throws ' Away
Foolishly. 1 . "
" ' , (Joanil SoMtal arrlo.) :
London. Aug. IT. Por reral years
past suecMilT secrstarlea of stats bars
been tinkering with John Bull's army.
They begin by making great promises
of sweeping reformations and they end
by leaving things as Dad or worse than
they found them. Of this a striking il
lustration has just been rurnlshed by
the report of the commute of publle
account which has been Issued as a
parliamentary paper. It la a startling
record of the scandalous waste of pub
lic noney through b Incompetence of
officers charged with. Important ad-'
rnlnistratlve f unotlona the same thing
which caused so many "regrettable in
cidents" In the South African war.
Of the numerous cases cited It will
suffice to mention only a few. At Alder
ehot (20,00 was expended on a shed
to provide accommodation for the con
struction of a big military balloon. Bo
slowly did the manufacture of the bal
loon proceed, however, tha by the
it was nearlr finished a lot of
other buHdlngs had arisen la the Imme
diate vicinity and enrwaed so thickly
about the shed that the balloon could
not be got out of it and given a chance
to soar. The shed bed to be taken down
and reerected elsewhere and the Job
this time cost $6M00. ,
' Doabls Accommodations.
At'Tldworth nearly $5,000,000 was
expended In building barracks for eight
infantry regiments though accommoda
tion for only four Was needed. The sur
plus barracks are being altered at oon
aiderable cost to houe a cavalry regi
ment and other troops. Quite recently
1160.000 was spent on the erection of
mounted Infantry school at Kast Bul
ford. That school has now been closed,
the money has been lost. Near Fermoy
$171,000 was expended on the purchase
of a sits for soother mounted infantry
achooL Then the war office solons
decided that they did not want a school
there either. Meanwhile nbody has lout
Ms Job In consequence of these coloesal
blunders and noDody is to be prose
cuted. The most discouraging feature
of the report Is the statement made by
the committee that It Is without assur
ance that a more satisfactory result
may be expected In the future, "as the
military directors who now frame esti
mates and control the progress of ex-
only get to know their work thoroughly
by the time they have to ro."
' Tlaksclar VoUoy rails. .,",
' Which means that the tinkering policy
pursued by successive secretaries of
atete is a hopeless) failure and that !
better. The root or rne trouble lies
In the fact that the army Is regarded
as a sort of preserve for the sons of ,
the enstnoracy ana or - weaitny men.
rently, General Badfn-.!" well said, "They
join the army unaDie to mane a precis
follow military Instruction In the , sim
pler problems." .,
That such men should make eolossal
blunders and wasts mllllnns when they
get thachance le only what might be
expected of them. The British army
will continue to be the costliest and
moat Inefficient of any first-rate power
as long os the bulk of Its officers are
arlstocratlo blockheada . .
; IS BIG IliDUSTRY
Output in Portland and
Vicinity Is 410,000 Daily. ,
Many Factories, v
Author of "My Old Dutch"
; Returns " to Stage to
; i T?lay Melodrama. .'. ? ; )
SPECTACULAR PLAY ? ; .
; WILL BE VEHICLE
or to writ
the Koyal Mllltar;
mclieh jrecieely or even
grammatically." Tho commandant of
yai Military college at Sandhurst,
correiponds to Americas West
Point, Is still more o,utspoken In his
condemnation of the young swells who
come to him to be tusnedT Into army
officers.' "Cadets from publio schools,
he writes, "cannot use the pen, they
cannot write, or unmpose, or think. They
have neither Judgment nor Imagination;
they are Ignorant of history and geog
raphy; In fact, they are quit unfit to
' The output of the brick kilns of Fort
land and -vicinity amounts to about 440,
004 per day. The factories ire In opera
tion usually during ths months of May,
June' July, August and a part of Sep
tember. The pressed brick, or, facing
brick, are nearly . all from the Pacific
Face Brick company, which was form
erly the Nswberg Brick oompany. ! This
Is ths only plant of ths kind making a
specialty of pressed brick for this mar
ket. The output of this factory for
HOT wilt be about two and a half mil
lions of pressed and stiff clay brick, f
This gives' one:' soma idea of ths
amount of brick ose'd In ths construc
tion of Portland's buildings. The num
ber of facing brick used In a building
is not so great as one piignt suppose as
they are only used as a veneer, or face.
the balance of the wall being con
structed of the common red brick. The
walls of the new Wells-Fargo building
contain only about 100,000 ol stiff clay
lacing ones. , ...
The cost of manufacture has material'
ly Increased owing to the advance In
the price of wood and labor. Wood Is
about $1.60 per cord higher than last
year. Laborer! s re paid from $1.60 to
$4 per day of eight hours. It seems
almost ' lraposslbls to get men to cut
wood at any price. Wood dealers say
that it Is not safe to bid on furnish
ing wood under contract for that rea
Common brick is selling for f 10 per
thousand, delivered. Pressed brick for
- The following are ths principal facto
H am aunnlvinar the Portland market with
ths approximate thousands capaclty-f remembered
daily: A. N. wins, 40; et Johns Brick
company, 1 to ZO; Western Clay Man
ufacturing company, II; i a Kern. 40
James Anderson, $2; Peter Hobklrk, 10
A. Koomisson, 16; McMahon Brothers.
26; Hoover 20; Kalk A Son, 22; Estacada
Brick A Tils company, 16; Randies
Klnsey, 10; Close Brick company, 12
and Frleburg Brothers, now building I
factory on the Canyon road with a oa
Dacttv of 40 thousand.
The Paclflo Facs Brick company bow
nae its raciory at newDerg, out-will
soon erect a new plant costing about
$160 000 at WlUamina. A railroad la
being built from Sheridan to their clay
bank near WlUamina,' about seven miles
from Sheridan. The output of this plant
will be 40 thousand per day of dry and
stiff clay face brick. This company has
a special process used In the manufac
ture of its products. It may be interest
ing to know that the red elay used
comes ' from Newberg, the whits clay
from WlUamina, and the buff clay from
Iluena Vista. With these clays different
shades of brick are made by varying ths
proportlona - . ' - -
'1 ns Liamona enex company, oriice at
foot of Ankeny street and works near
Vancouver, have a capacity of 26.000
brick a day, but Its main products are
all kinds of sewer pipe,- drain pipe, flre-
prooflng ana terra ootta chimneys. The
oompany employs 70 men. .
Singer of Coster Songs Accepts Lead
tng Bole In "The Sina of Socletr,"
Which 'Will Be Brought Over From
England. .v-:'-'v V '
New Hatchet-leg Beady.
' (go-da! Dtspatck te The leeraaLl
Eugene. Or Aug. 17. The McKentle
and Blusfaw hatcheries, ' which have
been built this summer, are ready for
ths fall catch of salmon, from which
ths eggs will be taken for the spawn.
A great-deal of Interest Is being taken
In the hatcheries, for It la hoped they
will rejuvenate the risning inausiry,
Metzger sells diamond at It per cent
pront. sii wasn. si.
BIO STURGEON CAUGHT NEAeWiNIEB
This picture shows a sturcrcon caught by : Charley Miller,
;cr fisherman, and is said to beat the record for sturgeon
t i i that section for years. The fish tipped the beam at 231
. measuring 7 feet, 10 inches. The sturgeon catch is getting
1 smaller each year and for the last four or five years
- sturgeon caught in that stretch of the river have
i 12 1 1 ?.0 pounds. . The salmon catch, on the contrary,
y px'l this yrar, 6everal 60 to CO-pound Chinooks
;: : ! rcr'.t in at one hauL
J . ' ' By Haden Church. '
' " (By a gtaff Carress-aoeat.)
- London. Aug. 17 Most American playgoers,-one
Imagines have head Albert
Chevalier sing his coster songs "My
Old Dutch" and the rest, and now they
are to have a chance of seeing him" In
melodrama. ; This opportunity is com
ing to Londoners first. Chevalier having
Just agreed to create one of ths lead
ing role In "The Bin of Society," the
big spectacular play which . will be
given , at Prury Lane theatre in Sep
tember, but it la part oftha plan that
the author of "Knocked 'Em in the Ola
Kent road" shall play the same part in
America when, at the. end of the Lon
don run, the entire production Is
shinned across ths Atlantic.
. Arrangement for the latter event
are, I am told, complete, though It Is
a bit too early yet to publish ths de
tails. Meanwhile It may be news to
most people at horns as It Is to be the
younger generation of playgoers hero.
that In selecting to exchange the con
cert platform for the regular stage
Chevalier is only returning to his orig
inal vocation. -. It Is a tact, however,
that Ion a before "Mrs. 'Enry 'Awklns'
and ths rest of his coster ditties msds
Mm known on both sides or the water.
Chevalier, had -won a prominent place
among British actors.- On of his best
performances was given
in "Dr. Bin," when he appeared with
the Kendala: and it was not until bad
luck kept him "resting" for several
months that he feU In with the advice
of friends who had heard his coster
ditties, and decided to try them In pub
lio. "Pocketing his pride," as he ex
pressed It he went on as a "turn" at
the Pavilion music hall and - success
was instantaneous. Sine tthat tlm
be seldom has been seen on the regular
stags la London and nsysr in ins uniteo
,' ew Kay Is Bsafc -
According te all accounts, bowsver,
Chevalier win have a ' chance to dis
play his gifts as an actor to ths beat
advantage in "Ths Bins of Society,"
for In writing It those two Drury Lane
stalwarts. Cecil Kaieign . ana xienry
Hamilton are said to have gone
themselves several - better. ror ins
last two seasons ' Hall Cains has
provided the autumn attraction at
vThe Lane," but now the au
thors Of "Ths Great 'Ruby." White
Heather" and ths rest have come back
Into their own, and the result Is, as
usual, a play vary much "of the peri-
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In sptts of their title, ths authors
are not tlltine? at all ths sins of so
ciety, but only one. That on Is ths
bridge mania.1' and ws are to see how
the. ramlnar tirosensltles of the beautl
ful heroine bring her almost (but not
ouite. of course) to ruin. Also, ss
Americans who know Drury Lane me!
odrams wilt not need to be told,, there
are "big scenes without end. - One of
thess represents the - Pontlfex Bridge
club, Mayfalr. where the heroine sus
tains some of her blggent losses; an
other a aarden oarty at Windsor, with
a "ripping" view of the Thames and
It houseboats, and the "biggest" of
all the race-course at Longchampa
with its members of ths "rreat world
and the "half world" too, "on dreaa pa
rade. As this Is about th greatest
show of frocks and frills to be found
In Europe, the representation of It on
the stave should be worth seeing.
Besides Chevalier, two of the clever,
est women on the London stage will
appear In the Drury Lane -production
of "Ths Bins of Society." and prob
ably in1 the American production, too.
tnese are i;onniance wouier, wno win
Mav the ram bl In a- heroine, and Fanny
Brongh, who appeared with Hawtrey
in "The Man rrom 5iananey s - and wno.
Ilk Chevalier will have a part In which
the grave and gay are blended.
Detail Ar Withheld.
But ths management want Che
valier's part In th story- to corns
a a surprise, so details regarding It
will be withheld. It may be said, how
ever, tnat he win be given a chance
to sing and probably will Introduce
new song or two. . He tells me that
he likes his part immensely and Is look
ing forward; with special pleasure to
acting in the United fit a tea -
Americans wno use uilbert and Rul.
llvan. and who find themselves In Lon
don on August 24, no doubt will be
take themaelvee to the Savoy Theatre
where the last performances of the
famous operas In their old home will
then be given. - As Is fitting. It will be
made a very special occasion; a double
performance. In faot, which will begin
at i D, to. ao4 u4 wail, soma time
after midnight in all probability. True,
there will be an hour's Interval for re
freshments, after which the specta
tors,, who will previously have heard
the first act of "The Yeoman of the
uuara;-ana the second act of "The Oon
ao leiM." will be regaled with the last
hair of Vatlenoe" and the first of
loiantne." No part of "The Mikado,"
you observe, despite the removal of the
ban.But the veteran librettist, now
Sir W. 8. Gilbert, certainly will be on
hand, and as certainly will make a
speech. At the end the national anth
em wui D sung by the whole com
paay and o the curtain will fall for
me last on Bavoy opera at th Savoy
When It rises again It will be on one
of the productions of Messrs. Ved refine
and Barker, famous as ths popularize rs
of Bernard Shaw In London and ths
latter of whom may accept next year
"'I saiary wnicn nas been offered
him from America. .
SHOOTING AFFEAY -: v
OX BOARD! A TRAIN
(Special Dispatch to The JoamaL) .
" Olympla, Wash, Aug. 17. A shoot
ing affray took place on th Port Town
send Southern train yesterday afternoon
about 1 o'clock, shortly after It had left
Tenlno for Olympla. William Sloan
boarded the train and with scarcely any
warning drew a revolver and began
shooting at C M. Mallory, a passenger
who was on his wsy to Olympla to
swear out a warrant against Sloan, for
breach of th peace on account of
threat he bad mad against. th lif of
Mallory. ... -
Four shot were fired by Sloan, only
ons f . which took effect, the bullet
i ( : o ( ( o
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PorUand, Ore i
lodging In the arm of Mallory just
below the elbow- t .
Sloan's . wlfs recently secured a di
vorce from him, and Sloan blames Mal
lory for bis family trouble. Th wo
man I now living at Tacoma.
Metsger spectacle, tl. t4I Wash.
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' American Fruit and Nut Journal.
One of the oldest nuts In the world Is
the candle nut, which grow In th Pa
cific Islands. Ths name Is derived from
the faot that ths kernel Is so full of oil
that when dried It can be stuck In a
reed and used as a candle. ,
v The native of Hawaii roast ' these
nuts,' and after removing th ' shell re
duce th kernel to a past, which when i
seasoned with salt and pepper Is re--
ported a making an appetising dish.
The husk of th nut and th gum
which exudes from th tres have medi
cinal values. - while the burned shell I
used fn making a Indelible 4nk with
which tattooing la done. .
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the purest beer.yqu can obtain. Ten chances
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most potent tonic properties known to 'medi
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sparkle help to steady your nerves and bring
sweet refreshing sleep the . malt brings
strength and is a great aid to perfect diges
tion the water that enters inot the making
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It's good warm weather sense to drink plenty of good, -pure beer. Have a case of it
in the house continually and drink it at meal and bed times.' .
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. For a case of two dozen pints,
-for -the bottles when returned.
40c for, the bottles when returned.
49 or A11 49
It costs you only $2.00 and we allow your25c the dozen
Une dozen quarts cost you $1.75 and we allow you