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is due largely to the growing amount of Insure your property with the


daily press. Formerly it was left to the Home Insurance Co.

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religious newspapers, a week or even a fortnight afterwards, to report the proceedings of such an assembly as the Methodist General Conference, or the Presbyterian General Assembly, while now the daily papers treat the action of these bodies as part of the news of the day.

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The seventy-fifth anniversary of the Unitarian Church in America was celebrated in Boston recently. Distinguished churchmen were present from all over the civilized world, and among the speakers were Edward Everett Hale, Minot J. Savage, and Rev. Robert Collyer.

Rockefeller promised, on condition that the remaining $30,000 was subscribed by the first of June, to give an endowment fund of $100,000 to the college. Leading Events

May 18—Boer delegates are in Washington, D. C.

May 19—The University of Oregon is victor in the athletic field contest with that of Washington

May 20—President Kruger is reported in London to have sued for peace.

May 21—The British forces are within 40 miles of Johannesburg.

May 23–Stubborn fight reported on Catubig Island. in the Philippines, with heavy losses to the Americans. Lord Roberts nearing the Transvaal frontier in South Africa.

May 21-Queen Victoria's eighty-fourth birthday is celebrated. “Boxers” drill openly in Peking, China.

May 25—The United States government warns China to suppress the “Boxers."

May 26—British troops cross the Vaal River. At Mafeking the garrison pays last honors to British dead.

May 27—Roberts still moving forward in the Transvaal. Kruger admits the gravity of the situation.

May 28—Eclipse of the sun is observed by President McKinley at Fort Monroe.

May 29—Lord Roberts reported to be within a day's march of Johannesburg.

May 30—Lord Roberts reaches Johannesburg. “Boxers" revolt in China assumes alarming proportions.

May 31—Johannesburg surrenders. Pretoria is in hands of the British. Foreign forces begin to land in Peking.

June 1-Lord Roberts occupies Johannesburg.

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June 2.-British official refuse to be alarmed over the movements of the “Boxers in Peking.

June 3- Aguinaldo is reported killed. June 1--Lord Roberts invests Pretoria. June 5—Pretoria surrenders. June 6—The Liberals in Japan ask Marquis Ito to accept leadership of the party.

June 7-Congress adjourns. “Boxers" still destructively active in China. General Federation of Women's Clubs in session at Milwaukee, Wis.

June 8-Great excitement prevails at Peking. “Boxers" movement hourly gaining strength.

June 9-Boers ask General Buller for three days' armestice. General Pio del Pilar is captured at Gaudaloupe, near Manila.

June 10-In Peking the situation is reported desperate.

June 11-Boers refuse to consider the war ended.

June 12—The imprisoned Chinese Experor begs to be released.

June 13-An engagement is reported between British marines and the “Boxers" at Peking.

June 14--Governor Geer of Oregon is married to Miss Trullinger, in Astoria, Oregon.

June 15 Reunion of Pioneers occurs in Portland, Oregon,


Baggy Trousers or Shabby Clothes

We call for, sponge, press and deliver one suit ot your clothing each week, sew on buttons, and sew up rips, for

$1.00 A MONTH.


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Stimulated, no doubt, by the invasion of his particular field of work-historical romances—by so many writers, Mr. Stanley Weyman has come forth from his retirement with another novel, which bears the name of "Sophia.” He will have to show considerable improvement over some previous work to hold the place he once occupied.

P. O. Box 174, Portland, Oregon. Rabbitry at 148 East 34 Street.

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Largest Clothiers


Corner Fourth and Morrison Streets

Portland, Oregon.

Health and


“In spite of the shipment of $3,500,000 gold to France, the New York loan market has been quite easy and inclined to seek a lower level. The fact that the Treasury has made another call for $5,000,000 in the national bank depositories has no apparent influence on the situation. The extreme dullness of speculation diminishes the inquiry for funds on time, and the only notable demand comes from large corporations and syndicates. The case of the London market and the reduction of the Bank of England rate from 342 to 3 per cent also has some sentimental effect upon the situation here, and Berlin's financial pressure is not regarded as likely to have any immediate consequences for the New York market. Time money has been freely offered all week at 3 per cent for thirty to ninety days, and 342 and 4 per cent for longer dates, there being less than customary scrutiny of collaterals. Call money is in good supply at 144 and 2 per cent. Mercantile paper is dull and the supply small, with rates based on 342 and 4 per cent for double names."'-Bradstreets.


OF HUMANITY Depend upon what you eat. Scientifically prepared foods are made for those who think about these things-those who wish to Be Well Stay Well

Feel Well GRANOLA, GRANOSE, CARAMEL CEREAL, GLUTEN and NUT FOODS are some of the scientific specialties manufactured by the Portland Sanitarium Health Food Co.

These foods are the result of over a quarter of a century of patient experiments, and have proved by years of use at the Sanitariums and other large medical institutions to be the most needed by the human system. Send for our booklet (free) telling all about them.


Portland, Oregon.

Railway earnings show gains for June and reports for May are 10.7 per cent larger than last year, and 16.7 per cent larger than in 1898.

The damage to the wheat crop of the Northwest is the event of chief importance. How extensive the loss may prove, in view of the widely conflicting accounts, can only be judged from the speculative markets. It is information gathered at the West that has caused a remarkable advance at Chicago, 15 cents in ten days, and the price here has advanced ii cents per bushel, though for the Septeniber option only 9 cents. The belief is that a large part of the spring wheat has been killed so as to reduce a yield expected to be close to the largest on record as to be considerably less than the world has required during the crop

S. G. Skidmore & Co.


We give special attention to Prescriptions and

the selection of High Grade Bristle Goods.


Portland, Oregon

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year now ending. Until within the past three years it would have been reasoned that any material advance in prices would neutralize the foreign condition, which had caused exports of about 180,000,000 bushels of wheat, flour included, in the closing year after 223,000,000 bushels in the previous year, and 217,000,000 bushels in the year 1898, besides exports of 213,000,000 bushels of corn in the closing year against 177,000,000 last year and 212,000,000 in the previous year. But the fact seems to indicate a more extensive and lasting increase of foreign demand than has been considered probable. Other sources of heavy export have been found disappointing. The United States continues to show enormous power of increase, if supported by prices, which, until recent years, would hardly have been regarded remarkably high. If the coming crop falls much below expectations the demand for it may prove surprising, even though prices average more than have been expected.

In iron and steel structural producers a week ago reduced the prices of beams to $1.90 and angles to $1.80 at Pittsburg, leaving only rails and tin plates, which have not been reduced from the highest point. The railworks are crowded far ahead, and the question in plates depends largely upon wages. Westcon bar is reduced to $1.55 anå steel bars to $1.50 at Pittsburg, with a general shutting down of works expected July I. Hoops are quoted lower at $2.25, and No. 27 black sheets at 3 cents, buyers asking only for small lots. There is a wide range of quotations for merchant steel, and the lower prices named for pipe has only started the demand a little, as buyers expect yet lower quotations. Minor metals are also quiet, with small transactions.--Dun's Review.


PRICES 1900 MODELS: Columbia Chainless

$75.00 Cleveland Chainless

75.00 Columbia Chain

50.00 Cleveland Chain

$40.00 and 50.00 Hartford Chain

35.00 Pennants Chain


Columbia Model No. 65, $75.

Columbia Coaster Brake furnished on Columbia and Hartford Bicycles, both chain and chainless,

$5.00 extra.


Good live agents wanted in all un occupied territory of Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana.

American Bicycle Co.

Familiar. Broker-I should think you would find farm life dull and strange after your busy life on the street.

Ex-Broker-Ah, but there are constant pleasant reminders. I keep a corner in wheat and another in corn. I water my stock daily. Now and then the bulls get after me. Indeed, instead or being dull and strange, I find the farm lively and home-like.—Town Topics.

Portland Branch Pope Sales Dept.




Treas. F. J. HARD, Sec. DIRECTORS-L. G Clarke, J. E. Haseltine, David Goodsell, P.J. Jennings, I. G. Davidson, F. V. Drake, E. A. Clem.



Reports are beginning to come in of the winter's, clean-up in the northern gold fields and in every case they exceed expectations. It was feared that the first news from Cape Nome would prove that place badly overrated, but it seems that but half has been told. Not only has Nome more than justified expectations, but new gold fields of the most promising kind have been discovered near Nome. These new discoveries simply confirm the belief of many miners of experience that only a beginning has been made in the discovery of the Northern gold fields and that subsequent discoveries will be made which will make Alaska easily the leading gold-producing country of the world. One thing, however, is established beyond doubt-the Northern gold fields will be of a permanent character, and will be the means of bringing great wealth to the Pacific Coast.

The estimate of the Klondike output this year has been placed as high as $20,000,000.

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The situation in the Northern gold fields and the opening up of the Eastern Oregon mines have brought about the establishment in Portland of two mining stock exchanges—the Oregon Mining Stock Exchange and the Portland Mining Stock Exchange. The former is located in the auditorium of the Chamber of Commerce Building, and has the following officers and directors: J. E. Hazeltine, President: F. J. Hard Secretary; David Goodsell, Treasurer. Directors: L. G. Clarke, J. E. Hazentine, David Goodsell, P. J. Jennings, I. G. Davidson, F. V. Drake, and E. A. Clem. The Portland Exchange is located at 126 First Street, and has the following officers and directors: Tyler Woodward, President: L. B. Cox, Vice-President; J. Frank Watson, Treasurer, and P. L. Willis, Secretary. Directors:

Seneca Smith. Francis I. McKenna, Samuel Cornell, Tyler Woodward, L. B. Cox,


DAVIDSON, WARD & CO., Will Bond, Buy and Sell Mines.

Will buy and sell for their customers such mining stocks as can be approved by the OREGON MINING STOCK EXCHANGE. 408 Chamber of Commerce.

Oregon Phone, Clay 833.

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