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THE MORNING, OREGONIAN, THURSDAY, "APRIL 4, 19.01.
SITES FOR BRYDQGK
Port of Portland Examines
the River to St, Johns.
SEVERAL GOOD PLACES FOUND
Eevr Jersey Builder SnKsrests & lo
cation Near the Machine Shops of
Portland to Accommodate
The first step for the dryaock author
ized "by the Legislature of 1901, was taken
by the Fort of Portland Commission yes
terday afternoon. W. P. Bunyon, presi
dent of the Perth Amboy Drydock Com
pany, of Perth Amboy. N. J., accompan
ied the Commission on a ride down the
river as far as St. Johns. He examined
the river on both sides for a suitable site,
and gave such Information as it was pos
sible for a man to eive who viewed the
shores from a moving: boat. Mr. Runyon
will study the subject and meet with the
Commission in a few days to outline his
conclusions and probably to submit an
estimate of the cost of the drydock.
The Commission met at 2:30 .for a brief
business session. After bills had been
audited, Commissioners Hughes, McCrak
en, Selling'. Banfield, Keilly and Swigert,
accompanied by Mr. Runyon, boarded the
steamer -Harvest Queen at the foot of Ash
street. A. L. Mohler, president of the
C. R. & N., and H. "W. Corbett were wait
ing for the party, and a few minutes af
ter 3 the steamer swung into the chan
nel and headed north. On the way down
Mr. Runyon asked a great many ques
tions about the shipping of Portland
which were answered by Mr. Mohler
and Mr. Hughes. The Harvest Queen was
turned around at St. Johns for the home1
trip, and all hands went to work picking
out drydock sites and discussing their
Mr. Hughes pointed to what he thought
was a good location inside the dyke be
tween Cone's saw mill and St. Johns. Mr
Runyon took a look at. it and said it was
favorable, "but too far away from the ma
chine shops of the. city.
"My original plan," said Mr. Hughes,
"was to have the drydock built in the
city, but my bill was amended in the
legislature so as to permit building any
where on the "Willamette River."
"You were right," said Mr. Runyon.,
"The drydock in Portland's case should
be built In the city, if possible."
i A core to the east of the northern point
of Swan Island and under the hill on
Iwhlch Portland University stands took
Mr. Corbett's eye.
How is that for a location?" asked
Ir. Corbett. Mr. Runyon said the ground
looked to be too low.
Commissioner Selling said there was a
o. 1 location just south of the Port
land Fluring Mills. When the steamer
was abreast of this place all took alook
at it and agreed that Commissioner Sel
ling's Judgment was good. The land be
longs to the railroads. Mr. Corbett be
came enthusiastic Turning to President
Mohler, he asked if the property was for
"No," said President Mohler. "We
want that land for warehouses."
From the flouring mills the Harvest
Queen crossed to the west side of the
river to the O. R. & K. boneyard, follow
ing the shore to the Ash-street dock. In
the bend of the river north of the Eastern
Lumber Company's mill, Mr. Runyon se
lected what he considered the best site
seen on the trip. He -said lie would not-
''"el Justified in passing Anally upon it
Wthout making a personal examination
if the ground, "but he thought its sheltered
?sltlon from currents and close proximity
to machine shops recommended It to se
After the trip Mr. Runyon went to the
office of Commissioner Banfield and met
State Senator R. X. Inman, who recom
mended a site south of the Madison-street
bridge and furnished data about lumber
prices and wages of labor. Mr. Runyon
was very much surprised to learn that
clear, planed lumber, suitable for drydock
"building, can be manufactured in Port
land for about $12 a thousand. "Why,"
he said, "such lumber costs us $27 a thou
sand at Perth Amboy."
"Would you recommend a wooden dry
dock?" asked Commissioner Banfield.
"'By all means build it of wood," said
Mr. Runyon. "A good wooden dock will
last for 35 or 40 years. The portion under
water will not rot, and the part above
Tgiter will stay in condition if it is prop
??ly painted and repaired when repairs
Mr. Runyon thought that, from a cas
ual study of local conditions, an end-on
dock, that is, one the entrance to which
is flush with the river, would be best.
He might have to modify this opinion, he
said, after he had given careful study to
currents and other subjects. A drydock
with a basin having 40 feet of water at
low water would answer all present needs.
Explaining his preference for a location
near machine shops, Mr. Runyon said:
"A drydock to be successful must be
attractive. Everything should Te handy,
so that work may be done with the great
est expedition. Nearness of machine shops
Is very essential. In my plant in New
Jersey, the machine shops are about 400
feet from the drydock. That is too far,
and there is complaint that the workmen
spend as much time on the road between
the drydock and the machine shops as
they do upon the work. My impression,
hurriedly formed, is that there Is not
enough marine business in Portland to
justify the building of suitable indepen
dent machine shops near the drydock if
the dock should be located away from
the city, say in the vicinity of St. Johns,
In that case, the marine work would have
to be hauled from Portland or else you
would have to put up with a small plant
alongside of the drydock. Either policy
would not be satisfactory, and you -would
find that shipowners would aim to have
as little repairing as possible done in
Jand instead of giving all necessary
rwork $o the city.'
Mr. Runyon's company owns three big
floating drydocks at Perth Amboy. which
is 16 miles from. New York. When the
Spanish War broke out it had finished a
fourth floating' -dock which the Govern
ment bought and towed to Pensacola, Fla,
The Government bought this dock after
Inspecting a member of docks along the
Atlantic seaboard. Mr. Runyon Is mak
ing a tour -of the Pacific Coast. He came
here from 'San Francisco, and will leave
in a few days for Puget Sound. When he
reached Portland the Port of Portland
Commission invited him to give his opin
ion on the subject of drydocks and dry
dock sites. He said he feels highly com
plimented at the action of the Commis
sion, and added that he has not en
tered Into any business agreement with
The members of the Commission wish
it to be understood that their trip with
Mr. Runyon yesterday is not a request
for the offering of drydock sites. They are
not Teadyfor that aspect of the subject.
Anyway, the Commission need not ask
any person to sell his property nor be
held up in the matter of price. When the
Commission finds the site it wants it
-will offer the owner a reasonable cash
price for bis land. If the offer is re
fused, the Commission will exercise its
right of eminent domain and begin con
demnation proceedings in the" courts.
An. Explanatory Statement.
PORTLAND, Or., April 2, (To the Edi
tor.) I bave seen an article In your issue
of this morning, wherein you refer rath
er disparagingly to a New York com
mercial Journal which is "working" the
business men of this community. I as
sume that you refer to our paper, the
New York Commercial.
My visit to Portland is in response to
communications we received from your
Chamber of Commerce, and from Indi
vidual firms here who are subscribers to
our paper, asking why we did not print
more news from Portland. On my arrival
I explained that we -would be pleased to
put In our special service In Portland,
and devote one column dally to the busi
ness news from this city and Oregon,
provided we could secure sufficient sub
scriptions and advertisements here to
Justify us In so doing. Neither at this
hearing or on any subsequent occasion
have I claimed that the Commercial was
an Associated Press paper. Neither have
I stated or inferred that our news would
be sent over the Associated Press wires,
or printed in any other paper than our
It Is special local news that we make
a specialty of printing, for the very sim
ple reason that the business men want
it, and because of its proven value to
those localities where we have it in oper
ation. D. O. HAYNES,
Publisher New York Commercial.
Committee Report, Stirring Ad
dresses and Election of Officers.
The Woman's Missionary Society of the
Presbytery of Portland met In the Spring
session yesterday morning at the West
minster Presbyterian Church, East Tenth
and Weidler streets. The morning session
was fairly well atended the number in
creasing considerably in the afternoon.
Mrs. W. S. Holt, president of the so
ciety, called the meeting to order at 10
o'clock, and, after brief devotional serv
ices, reports from the various secretaries
were read and accepted. The reports,
showing the work and aim of the organ
ization, aroused deep interest, as they
were of a very encouraging nature.
A special feature of the morning session
was the address on "Alaska" by Mrs. Mc
Clelland, whose husband is associated
with the training school at Sitka. She
gave a clever sketch of the training of
an Esquimaux girl from birth to mar
riage, Including her training in the school.
The speaker remarked that the inherited
vice, superstition and roving disposition
of the people were the greatst difficul
ties to "be met with in the missionaries'
efforts to civilize them.
Following an enjoyable basket luncheon
at the noon Intermission, Mrs. McClure,
a returned missionary from China, spoke
of her work in that field. Her remarks
were delivered In a forcible manner and
with feeling. "If the conversion of
heathen people," she said, "depended en
tirely upon the amount of preaching and
praying the missionary did, the conver
sion would be slow, as there was so much
to contend with. First. It was the lan
guage, and then It was the terrible perse
cutions to be met that called forth all the
stamina and strength in a missionary's
make-up." Mrs. McClure further stated
that the ignorance of the Chinese was so
appalling and so dense that she some
times felt when sitting beside one of the
women as though a shadow were cast over
her. The very atmosphere was heavy and
charged with superstition, ignorance and
degredation. In closing, the speaker said:
"As the swarming horde of heathens
pass constantly back and forth, steeped
in heathenism, It needs all the courage
a missionary has to sustain and Inspire
him. He does his work from pure love
and needs a great amount of cheerful
Mrs. S. E. Miller then gave a report of
the work among the colored people of tha.
South. Interesting papers, dealing Inti
mately with the work of the organization,
were also read by Mrs. J. "V. Mllligan
and Mrs. Elder. An interesting feature of
the programme was the song by Mrs. E.
B. Kan. Mrs. Luis Hugh and Low Woy.
The election of officers resulted In the
following: President, Mrs. W. S. Holt;
recording secretary. Miss M. Agnes Kelly;
corresponding secretary. Mrs. I. P. Camp
bell; band secretary. Miss Hattie Morse;
box secretary, Mrs. Mary S. Ward; Sun
day school secretary,' Mrs. Walt; secretary
Y. P.S. C. E., Miss Louise Ross; secre
tary of literature, Mrs. Harrlden; treas
urer, Mrs. E. B. Coman; vice-presidents,
Mrs. K. N. Scott. Mrs. A. N. Worth, Mrs.
James Garson, Mrs. J. Wilson, Mrs. S. E.
Miller, Mrs. M. Lelnenueber, Mrs. E.
Bronaugh. A collection amounting to
$12 60 was taken, and the meeting closed
with remarks by the president, Mrs. W.
S. Holt. The next Spring meeting of the
society will be held In the First Presby
Sirs. J. N. TckI Describes the Passion
Play as Slie Savr It.
An unusually Interesting meeting of the
literary society of the First Congrega
tional Church was held yesterday after
noon, the parlors dpwnstalrs being crowd
ed to overflowing with an audience of
The chief feature of the entertainment
was a paper by Mrs. J. N. Teal, of this
city, on the Passion Play at Ober-Ammer-gau,
which she witnessed while abroad
last year. Her description was vivid and
realistic, holding her listeners spellbound.
She explained that this solemn dramatic
portrayal of the Crucifixion, held every
10 years, was in commemoration of the
city's deliverance long ago. from the
plague. It is a blending of religion and
art. The young German peasant of 25
who took the role of Christ in 1900, was
described as having an ideal face for It.
There were 18 acts, and between these
came tableaus and grand solemn choruses
which anticipated and explained the next
act. A preliminary scene pictured the
expulsion of Adam and Eve from Para
dise. This was followed after the Inter
vening tableaus and choral music by a
great and thrilling act, in which the peas
ant Christ, clad in a soft, woolen robe of
gray and crimson, and with the bearing of
a very God, drove the money-changers
from, the temple. The entire drama was
made to hinge on this act The fifth act,
that of the Lord's Supper, was a careful
copy of Leonarda da Vinci's great paint
ing, and was, perhaps, the most beautiful
of all the scenes. Later, on the despair
of "Judas (prefaced by the despair of Cain)
was a marvelous piece of acting, eclipsed
only by the terribly realistic scene on the
cross, in which the Christ, with a face
In which anguish mingled with meek obe
dience yielded himself to the Father's
wllL The Descent from the Cross was. a
faithful copy of Rubens' picture of that
name In Antwerp. Mrs. Teal described
the audience of 6000 peole as so affected by
the picture of the Passion that a great
sob burst from it, an irrepressible groan
of pain and grief.
In addition to Mrs. Teal's graphic paper
on Ober-Ammergau. Mrs. Rose Bloch
Bauer gave two highly enjoyable vocal
numbers, and Mrs. Gus Kuhn was heard
on the violin. A collection of $71 18 was
taken up for the benefit of home missions.
Exempt From Poll Tax.
PORTLAND. April 2. (To the Editor.)
Under the new law pertaining to pay
ments of $4 poll tax by "every male
inhabitant of this state over 21 years and
under 50 years of age, unless by law ex
empt," will you please give me a list of
exemption, particularly those brought
about by military service.
The law of 1901 provides: "All active
members of the Oregon National Guard
are hereby declared exempt from all mili
tary, poll, or road tax."
Another statute' relating to poll tax is
as follows: "A poll tax of $1 shall be
assessed upon every male Inhabitant of
this state between the ages of 21 and 50
years, except all active or exempt fire
men who have been members of any com
pany for a period of one year preceding
the assessment of taxes, which tax shall
be collected and used for county pur
poses." Dr. Wise, room 614, The Dekum.
IN THE COMMON COUNCIL
VACATION OB 8UIXIVAW GULCH
STREETS VOTED DOWN.
Consolidation Bonds to the Amoant
ef $ 56,500 Ordered Refanded Fire
Commissioners Want Engine.
At the meeting of-the Common Council,
yesterday, the matter of the vacation of
certain streets in Sullivan's .Gurch was
disposed of by the petition for vacation
being denied. An ordinance to prevent
the obstruction of streets and public
places, and providing for the Impounding
of vehicles left on the streets, was Intro
duced. An ordinance authorizing the is
suance of $25,000 of improvement bonds
was passed. An ordinance providing for
the laying of artificial stone sidewalks
on a large number of streets before July
1, 1904, was introduced. On suggestion of
Mayor Rowe, the Charter Commission was
tendered the use of the Council chamber
for its sessions. The Board of Fire Com
missioners asked for 56000 to put a first
class engine into service. An ordinance
authorizing issue of bonds for refund
ing $56,600 of bonds assumed at the time
of consolidation was passed. Mayor Rowe
presided, and all the members were pres
ent except Bronaugh and Gllsan.
Sullivan's Gulch Streets Disposed Of.
Early in the session Mr. Masters called
attention to the fact that a. number of
persons Interested In the matter of the
proposed vacation of streets In Holladay
Addition were present, and for their con
venience moved that the regular order of
business be dispensed with and this mat
ter taken up and disposed of, which mo
M. L. Pipes appeared for the Oregon
Real Estate Company, the .owners of Hol
laday Addition, and, after a communica
tion from the company offering,, In caso
the desired vacation of streets was ,made,
to donate to the city a right of way for
a sewer through Sullivan's Gulch, and a
protest against the proposed vacation,
signed by about 150 persons, had been
read, he proceeded to explain that the
company's reasons for desiring the vaca
tion was that they might replat the prop
erty In a manner to render It more avail
able and valuable.
Thomas .N. Strong and Judge Bellinger
made forcible speeches against the vaca
tion of the streets, and Ju'dge Pipes re
plied briefly to their arguments. The dis
cussion showed what widely different
views people can take of the same sub
ject. The ordinance providing for the vaca
tion of the streets was then put on its
final passage, and was defeated by: Ayes,
1; noes, 8; Holbrook voting, aye.
An ordinance providing for laying per
manent sidewalks on a number of streets
before July ,1, 1904, was introduced by
Mr. Mulkey, read twice and referred to
the committee on streets. It Is given in
full In another column.
To Prevent Street Obstruction.
An ordinance to prevent the obstruction
of streets was introduced by Mr. Branch.
It provides that wagons, hacks, wood
racks, steam wood-saws and vehicles of
all kinds shall not be allowed to remain
on the streets or in-public places in the
city for more than three hours, when noi
in use. "Vehicles left on the streets in
violation of this ordinance shall be taken
in charge and impounded by the pound
master, and, after due notice, sold. Pen
alties for the violation of the ordinance
and provisions for costs and fees are con
tained Jn It. The ordinance was read
twice and referred to the committee on
To Refund $50,500 Bonds.
An ordinance authorizing the issuance
of 4 per cent bonds for the refunding of
$56,500 of 6 per cent bonds assumed by the
city at the time of the consolidation of
Portland, East Portland and Alblna, and
which fall due May 1, was paese'd. It Is
arranged that these bonds may be ex
changed with the holders' of the old-bond3
or sold for a premium, whichever will
be to the best advantage.
An ordinance was passed authorizing
the Issuance of 525,000, of improvement
bonds to pay for the improvement of cer
tain streets. The interested property
owners will pay the Interest1" on these
License Ordinance Amended.
An ordinance was passed amending the
"occupation license" ordinance so as to
make the annual licenses on certain ve
hicles as follows:
Butter and buttermilk wagons, 512; om
nibuses, whether a charge is made for
carrying passengers or not, 512; lunch
and waffle wagons, ?36; lunch and waffle
push carts, $24; each electric street-car,
except where street railway franchises
otherwise expressly provides a different
An ordinance was passed to oblige
hawkers and peddlers of candy, cut flow
ers, etc., to procure license tags and place
them on their 'trays, baskets, etc.
These peddlers and hawkers have been
sending out several assistants under one
license, and where these were asked to
exhibit their license It was "left at home."
When each has to have a number this
fraud cannot be committed.
An ordinance was passed fixing the li
cense of employment agents at 47 50 per
quarter, and providing that persons shall
secure permits before engaging In this
On the suggestion of Mayor Rowe, the
ordinance appropriating 5943 So out of the
general fund for the repair of Northrup
street was repealed. There is now a street
repair fund sufficient to provide for such
repairs, and the general fund has so many
demands on it that it must be guarded.
' An ordinance declaring a county road
extending through the O. R. & N. Co.'s
boatyard to be a street, and part of
Front street, was read twice and referred
to the street committee. The company
desires to be heard on this matter before
the ordinance Is put on its final passage.
An ordinance declaring the probable cost
of Improving Irving street, and appro
priating 51156, the ,cost of the improve
ment, was passed.
Ordinances declaring the proportionate
share of the cost of constructing sewers
in the following named streets and male-'
ing appropriation therefor, were passed:
Schuyler street, from Seventeenth to
Twenty-fourth, 52220 80; Sellwood "street, "
5120; East Salmon, 5243 60.
Ordinances providing for the time and
manner of improving Stephens street from
East Twelfth to Grand avenue, and an
alley In Burnsldc Addition," between Com
mercial street and" Alblna avenue, were
passed. . -
Ordinances providing for the time and
manner of constructing sewers In Morris
street, Alblna avenue and East Taylor
street were passed.
A resolution was adopted, directing the
City Engineer to prepare plans and speci
fications for the opening and extension of
Fifth street into North Fifth street, was
adopted. This is on the same principle as
the straightening of Seventh street.
A resolution directing the City Engineer
to prepare plans and specifications for the
opening of -East Fifteenth street was
Resolutions were adopted directing pub
lication of notice of the construction of
sewers in East Sixth, East Eighth, East
Twelfth and East Broadway.
A resolution was adopted in accordance
with a communication presented by
Mayor Rowe, tendering the Charter Com
mission the use of the Council Chamber
for their sessions. The gallery will enable
Interested citizens to be present at the
A communication was presented by the
Portland City- &. Oregon Railway Com
pany, asking permission to put a new
curve on their track, at the corner of
First and Madison streets. It was re--ferred
to the street committee.' It Is un-
-derstood that if the reaj&est Is granted a
curve In the- style of the-new Intersection
at, Third and Morrison wilt be put in.
A request from ithe Board of Fire Com
missioners for an additional appropriation
for putting a first-class fire engine into
service was referred to -the ways and
Petitions for the Improvement of Main
street, from Chapman to King; East
Burnslde street, from East Third to East
Fourteenth, and for the improvement of
East Mill street, from Grand avenue to
East Twelfth were granted, and the City
Engineer was directed to prepare the nec
essary plans and specifications.
The City Engineer filed reports and plats
In the -matter of the opening and laying
out of East Burnslde street from Good
sell avenue to tho east line of section 86,
arid in the matter of opening East Seven
teenth street from East Morrison to East
Taylor. Referred to the street commit
tee. A communication was presented by mer
chants' on First street, between Madison
and Clay, complaining of the "bad condi
tion of 'that street. Tho .matter was re
ferred to the street committee to inves
tigate and see whether the City &?' Sub
urban Railway Company snail be "com
pelled to put the street In order, or wheth
er the property-owners shall, petition for
the improvement of the street.
Tax for Free Library.
A communication was nresented by
George H. Williams, calling attention to
the act passed by the late Legislature
authorizing the establishment and main
tenance of free libraries, and 'to provide
for their contral and protection. Judge
Williams' assumes that the Council will
be willing to levy the tax of one-fifth of
a 'mill .provided for by the act, in which
caso the necessary arrangements will be
made to secure this money for the Port
land free library. Referred to the way3
and means committee.
LADIES' RELIEF SOCIETY.
New Officers Elected Affairs of the
Home in Good 'Condition.
At the annual meeting of the Ladies'
Relief Society the following officers were
elected for the ensuing year: President,
Mrs. C. A Dolph; first vice-president,
Mrs. Helen L. Corbett; second vice-president,
Mrs, D. P. Thompson; secretary,
Mrs. Ellis G. Hughes; assistant secretary,
Miss E. Nicholson; treasurer, Mrs. T.
Adyisory committee Mrs. H. L. Pit
tock, Mrs. P. J. Mann, Mrs. D. P. Thomp
son, Mrs. A. Meier. Mrs. R. M. Wilbur.
Mrs. B. Z. Holmes, Mrb. Ernest Bross,
Mrs. A. Wolfe, Mrs. Ellis G. Hughes.
Honorary member Mrs. E. Thlelsen.
Board of trustees H W. Corbett, T. L.
Eliot. W. M. Ladd, William Wadhams,
W. F. Burrell.
The annual reports of the secretary and
the .treasurer of the Home and poard of
trustees were read and ordered placed on
file. The following is th'e report of the
To the Officers and Members of the Ladles'
Relief Society: I respectfully submit the fol
lowing report for the year ending March 31,
the average attendance at the regular month
ly meetings of the society has been from 20 to
2G. "Weekly meetings of the advisory board
are held, at tho Home, for the purpose of re
ceiving applications for admission of children
and, attending to the general needs of the in
stitution. We have on our rolls 113 members. In pro
portion to the present size of tho city, this Is
a small number. It Is earnestly hoped that
during this year there will be a great In
crease. There are at present BO children in the
Home. During the year 08 children have been
received and 22 taken out.
Formerly Itwas the rule to secure, aa soon
as possible, good homes for the older girls; or,
rather, such of these as had been given to the
Home. The advisory board deemed It best to
modify this, -and retain these girls until such
time as they are somewhat capablo of self
support. Every effort possible is being made to this
end. The matron, Mrs. "Ward, and her effi
cient corps of assistants give all the atten
tion to the training of these girls that their
time and other duties will permit. The cry
ing need of an Industrial school In connection
with the Home Is daily apparent. There Is no
question "but what this will In the" future be
solved. It cannot come too soon.
Tho past year has seen substantial addi
tions to the permanent fund of' the Home from
the daughters or Henry Falling, deceased, the
estate of E. D. 'Shattuck, deceased, and the
estate -of "William Honeyman, deceased. Tho
Home Is under many obligations to the gener
ous citizens who are making regular monthly
contributions to its working fund.
There .has been during the year little Blck
nessln the Home. Dr. Jefferds gives, aB for
many years, his services, which are most
The society Is under many obligations to the
press for its continued courtesy and gener
osity. For all donations so generously given
during "the past year we are most grateful.
At the close of its thirty-fourth year the so
ciety has much to be thankful for, as well as
a bright outlook for the future. This must
not cause us to relax our efforts to Increase
Its permanent and working funds, and thereby
MRS. ELLIS Q. HUGHES. Secretary.
- A DAY ON THE COLUMBIA
A visit to Portland is lncompleteAw!th
out devoting at least one day to the Co
lumbla'Rlver and Its magnificent scenery.
You can leave Portland at 9 A. M. any
day" on the O. R. & N. Co.'s palatial
Portland-Chicago special train, lunch at
The Dalles or in the dlnlngr-car, be back
at 4:30 P. M., and have seen the most
attractive portion of the Columbia. In
making the trip by rail you obtain a near
view .of the many beautiful cascades, and
as the track skirts the south bank of tho
river the stream and its north shore are
constantly in sight.
Should you desire a ride on a river
steamer, take the O. R. & N. Co.'s train
at 9 A. M. any day. except Sunday, for
Cascade Locks, spend a short time there,
and then board the steamer as she passes
through the locks en route to Portland.
A rqoro extensive river excursion can
be-had by leaving Ash-street dock, Port
land "(dally except Sunday), at 8 P. M. for
iAstorla. on the O. R. & N. Co.'s fast,
electric-lighted steamer "Hassalo," arriv
ing at Astoria, 100 miles distant, about
daylight; returning-, leave Astoria at 7
A. M. (except Sunday), arriving at Port
land abput 5 P. M. All meals can be had
on the steamer, and altogether the trip
Is most delightful, restful and comfort
able. 'Particulars of Willamette River trip can
also be'had upon application at the O. R.
& N Co.'s city ticket ofllce, Third and
Washington. Telephone 712.
WITTER SPRINGS MEDICAL WATER
I have a large shipment' on 'steamer that
will arrive here Thursday, April 4. It will
absolutely cure dyspepsia, indigestion,
dropsy, gout, rheumatism,- kidney and
llvdr troubles, constipation, piles, inflam
mation and catarrh of the bladder, neu-.
ralgia, malaria, chills -and fever, chronic
alcoholism, old sores, venereal and all
blood diseases, catarrh, menstrual diffi
culties', dandruff, eczema, warts, erup
tions "and all skin diseases, corpulency,
epllesy. It Is the only absolute cure for
syphilis In all Its stages In the world. In
chronic, cases of above diseases will fur
nish tho water to be paid for' after cure
Is effected. F. J. Hellen, agent, 130 Fifth
WASHINGTON, April 3. Major Syd
ney W Taylor, Artillery Corps, has been
assigned as Adjutant of the Department
of the Columbia. ,
The Thirty-fifth Regiment of volunteers
is expected io arrive at San Francisco
about the 14th or, 16th inst. If they vote
to ho mustered out at San Francisco, the
War Department will respect their wishes;
Otherwise they will be sent Dy ran to
Avoid harsh purgative pills. They make
you sick and then leave you constipated.
Carter's Little Livfir Pills regulate the
bowels and cure : o'u.
HEARD POLICEMEN'S CASE
REVIEW OF DISCHARGED MEN ON
Three. Judges -Will Render. a beol-
sion Suit Against Implement
Dealer for .Large Amount.'
The case of W. O. Stltt, Gharles Ven
able, Patrick Murray and Moses L. Wal
ler, policemen, removed by the Police
Commissioners in June, 1900, was lieard
yesterday by Judges Cleland, George and
Sears, on the merits.
The main question involved Is the right
of the Commissioners to discharge police
men on the ground of lack of funds. The
civil service clause of the city charter
provides that there shall be no removal
except for insubordination, Inefficiency,
misconduct, or -violation of any law, after
a fair and Impartial trial -before the Com
missioners on a complaint filed.
The contention of John F. Logan, of
plaintlffB' counsel, was that the removal
was illegal because the office Itself was
not abolished, and numerous decisions
were cited to show that the man and the
office must go together; also that the
good faith of the transaction must appear
on the face of the .record. New York
cases vwere read where the Tammany of
ficials turned out men and appointed
others when Mayor Van Wyck came Into
office. In the present instance Mr. Logan
argued that within a month after the
men were discharged, others were ap
pointed. City Attorney Long submitted decisions
where It was held that the power of Com
missioners to terminate employment, at
least until the next appropriation -was
available, was unquestionable, and the ex
ercise of this power furnished persons no
Just ground of complaint. The right of
a hearing was wholly Inapplicable In a
case where the removal was made for
lack of appropriation, or want of funds.
It was a well-established principle that
the power to appoint where the tenure of
office is not defined, carries with It the
power of removal. Mr. Long admitted
that there was $16,000 In the police fund
at the time of the removals, but said the
fund was $13,000 short, notwithstanding
the fact. He said It was a very Import
ant thing for the city to know whether
once a man Is appointed on the police
force he is there forever, and cannot be
removed, because of lack of funds j that
was more important than the few thou
sand dollars involved.
Counsel for the plaintiffs, in closing
the case, devoted some time In an argu
ment concerning the power of the court
to determine the controversy on a writ
of review of the acts of the Board of Po
lice Commissioners, which Is the manner
of proceeding In this case. Counsel also
argued that the Legislature In the city
charter created the offices of Police Com
missioners, and provided that the office
of policeman shall last" so long, or during
good behavior, and neither the Board of
Police Commissioners nor. anybody else
except the Legislature had the power to
remove policemen during good behavior.
The arguments were long, and -were much
the same as those previously made on a
demurrer to the writ. On the point pre
viously raised by the City Attorney, that
the writ was defective because the Com
missioners were referred to 6nly as a
board, and should be named Individually,
the court decided that the latter was not
necessary, as the Commissioners were not
personally liable. Judge George dissented,
but had to give way to the other judges,
who were In the majority.
Implement Dealer Sued.
W. L. Archambeau, a dealer In agri
cultural Implements, has been sued by
Aultman, Miller & Co., of Akron, O., in
the State Circuit Court for $30S3, $472, and
$12,325, on account of mowers, binders,
etc., consigned, and other business trans
actions between them, since March, 1899.
According to the complaint filed, Archam
beau received from Aultman, Miller & Co.,
mowers, binders, etc., on consignment",
Archambeau to give his trade exclusively
In-" movers and .binders to the consignors,
and to make contracts with good, rep
utable agents within the territory cov
ered by the agreement. The prices were
agreed upon and It was provided that
Archambeau 'take contracts In triplicate
and send them to Aultman, Miller & Co.
for approval or rejection before taking
effect. All settlements were to be made
with the firm January 1, 1900. The con
tract was renewed January 12, 1900. Ar
chambeau, it is charged, wholly neglected
to submit contracts In triplicate, and on
November 1, 1900, rendered an account
showing $2842 owing to Aultman, Miller
& Co., and remitted $753 In December. By
reason of his acts In selling goods con
signed to him In violation of the con
tract, he Is accused of wilfully convert
ing the goods to his own use and owing
$30S8, which he has not paid.
For a second cause of action it Is set
forth that in the year 1900 Archambeau
received various notes for the sale of
goods amounting to $472, which the plain
tiff refuse'd to accept, and the sum Is now
' For a third cause of suit, Aultman,
Miller & Co. say that on March 3, 1S99.
they agreed to furnish Archambeau with
certain goods on consignment and renewed
the contract for the season of 1900. On
November 5, 1900, he reported the quantity
of binders, reapers and other stock on
hand Including that In the hands of
agents at Junction, Eugene, and other
points, and also machines received from
Charles H. Dodd & Co. The contract ex.
plred in December, 1900, and Archambeau,
Is It stated, refused deliver the pro
perty on April 1, of the present year,
when a demand was made upon him.
Because of his failure to do so, the value
of fthe goods, $12,325, is alleged to be due
Suit for Commission. .
" W. G. Bonn, has sued S. A. D. Pnter in
the State Clrouit Court to recover $4000
commissions on account of the sale of
timber lands. Bohn alleges that he met
Puter In Chicago In November, 1899, and
says that the latter promised to pay him
10 per cent of the purchase price of any
timber lands he might sell to any person
to whom Bohn would introduce him.
Bohn asserts that he had been engaged
n fha mnniifaeturlnir at timber In Wis
consin and deat extensively in timber and
lumber, ana was wen acquuuiieu wi
largo lumber and timber dealers and part
ies liable to purchase large tracts of tim
ber lands. C. A. Smith, of the State Minne
sota, purchased from Puter 000 acres of
timber lands, payings $40,000 for the same,
and Bohn states that he introduced Smith
to Puter, but has never, received the $4000
due to him as his share xf the deal.
In His Oyrn Defense.
.Dr. E. P. Mossman, defendant In the
$1000 damage suit brought by Mrs. E. E.
Wood for pulling a wrong tooth, explained
to the Jury yesterday that he pulled the
bicuspid tooth accidentally, while extract
ing the anterior root of an adjoining
tooth, having previously extracted the
posterior root. He entered Into the sub
ject at very considerable length, and was
HELPS OVER THE HILL.
Got Lots of Brain Work? Use Grape
Nuts. "I find Grape-NUts very helpful to a
man troubled with the cares and worrl
ment of business," says Louis Fink, Jr.,
of 59 South Fourth street, Philadelphia.
"At the time I commenced using the
food I-was very weak from want of prop
erly selected food.
"The help I received from the power
ful food elements In Grape-Nuts was In
''I have come" to use the food regularly
and do not think a breakfast complete
There's a reason why this food gives
one the feeling of new vitality and vigor.
Actual use proves the proposition.
it. This Is
Write for rreo
put through a long cross-examination by
J. R. Stoddard, plaintiff's attorney. He
said an accident of this nature had never
happened to him before. He did not
know he had extracted the bicuspid tooth
until Mrs. Wood afterward called his at
tention to the fact. The trial will be
The will of Daniel Lewis, deceased, was
admitted to probate in the County Court
yesterday. The estate in valued at $10,
0C0. The home place Is devised to George
H. Lewis, a son, subject to the occupation
of the widow, Rachel Lewis, who receives
the rest and residue of the estate. Her
man A. Lewis Is named as executor.
C. L. Bergevln was appointed admin
istrator of the estate of A. L. Bergevln,
deceased, valued at $110, and consisting
also of a claim against the Southern Pa
cific Comapny on account of the death of
A. L. Bergevln, which the company is
willing to settle for $90.
Louis Good was appointed administrator
of the estate of his wife, F. E. Good,
deceased, valued at $2000.
Martin J. Connolly and Mary A Con
nolly, of Portland, yesterday tlled.a. pe
tition in bankruptcy In the United States
Court. Their liabilities consisting of bills
to all sorts of tradesmen amounting to
some $800. They have no assets, and no
money to pay fees In the case.
Marshall Field & Co., of Chicago, have
filed suit against R. L. Sabln, secretary
of the Merchants' Protective Union, to re
cover possession of a large number of
pieces of suitings and linings of the value
of $2009, and $2500 damages for the al
leged unlawful detention of tha property.
John Klernan and H. S. Schwatka, part
ners In the contracting business, have
sued Tatum & B6wen to recover $241 bal
ance due on the sale of a donkey engine,
boiler and fittings. The amount realized
was $900, of which It Is said $685 was ap
plied on an account owing to Tatum &
In the United States Court yesterday
Judge Bellinger made orders dismissing
the cases of J. G. Woodworth and Charles
Altschul vs. the Columbia Southern Rail
way Company, such dismissal to act as
a bar against any subsequent suit In t'fe
same cause, and each party to pay his
Wlieat Sale at Moscow.
MOSCOW, Idaho, April 3. Twenty
thousand bushels of wheat changed hands
here today at 42 cents. Eighteen thousand
bushels went In one block to the Pacific
Coast Elevator Company. The price is 2
cents under recent quotations.
Remember that name when you want a deli
cious, appetizing, nourlshlns food drink to tako
the place ot coffee. Sold by all grocers and
liked by all who have used It. Graln-O la
made of pure grain. It aids digestion and
strengthens the nerves. It is not a stimulant
but a health builder, and the children as well
as the adults can drink it with great benefit
Costs about 4 as much as coffee. 13c and
2oc per package. Ask your grocer for
Oraln-O . ,
$ 1302 Rolls of Matting
58 Japanese lings
J 320 Packaeres of Ten
2 Packages of Rice
Will be sold at public auction, for
? account of the concerned, at the
Northern Pacific Oriental Ware
: Tuesday, Apr. 9, 2 P.M.
This cargo Is all ex. Br. S. S.
Goodwin, from Japan, March 8. The
matting Is nearly au in gooa conai
tlon; the rugs are undamaged. The
tea Is loose, in sacks, having been
saved from packages In ship's hold.
The rice consists of about 500 lbs.
No. 1 China.
DCDWELL a CO., Lid., Ccn'l Agts.
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DAILY METEOROLOGICAL REl'Olt!.
PORTLAND, April 3.-8 P. M. Mashnqm
temperature, 47; minimum temperature, Xt;
rler reading at 11 A. iS. 7.G feet: change hi
the past 24 hours. 0.3 foot; total precipitation.
5 P. M. to 5 P. M., 0.24 Inch; total preejita
tlon since Sept. 1. 1000, 30.11 Inches; n0ra.1l
precipitation since Sept. 1. 100O. 3S.5(I lnehet.
deficiency, 2.45 inches; total sunshine April 2,
2:11; possible sunshine April 2. 12:48: t
Snow squalls, mixed with rain, occurred
Wednesday In tho Willamette Valley ami
Southern Oregon. Cold rains, mixed with snow,
are also reported from Southeastern MTanhhiic
ton. Eastern Oregon and Southwestern Idttito.
It Is slightly warmer In Western Oregon rd
decidedly cooler In Nevada, Utah and South
eastern Idaho. Tho temperature, howevr eea
tlnues from 10 to 20 deg. below the normal In
all ot the Rocky Mountain and Paclflo Coant
States. The indications are that the weathr
will continue unsettled in this district over
Thursday, and that frequent scattered shew
ers will occur.
Forecasts made at Portland for the 23 hour
ending at midnight Thursday. April 4:
Portland and vicinity Partly cloudy, with
probably occasional showers; southerly winda.
Western Oregon and "Western -Washington
Partly cloudy, with occasional showers; winds
Eastern Oregon Showers or snow -squall.
Eastern Washington and Northern Idah
Probably showers; warmer In north portion;
Southern Idaho Cloudy and threatening, with
probably showers or snow squalls; variable,
EDWARD A. BEALS, Forecast Official.
AUCTION SALES TODAY.
At Central Auction Rooms, cor. Alder and
Parle sts. Sale at 10 A. M. Goo. Baiter St. Cb..
KNIGHTS OF PTTHXAS. AMERICES
LODGE. NO. 1. Meets every Thursday even
ing at 8 o'clock. Auditorium. Hall. Work In
third rank tonight. The adoption of a now
code of bylaws tonight. Fraternal lnvltatkHM
extonded. J. H. MISENER, C. C.
ED C. CURTIS. K. R. S.
A. & A. B. RITE, AINS
WORTH CHAPTER OF ROSE
CROIX, NO. 1. Annual cere
emony of "extinguishing the
llghta" this evening at T!30
o'clock. Mystic banquet at 9
o'clock. By order
WASHINGTON CHAPTER. NO.
18. R A. M., will meet in speolnl
convocation this (Thursday) even
ing at 7:30. Work in M. E. M. de
gree. By order of the H. P.
CV EL. MitLER. Soc.
MINERVA LODGE, NO. 10, 1. O. O. F.
Regular meeting this (Thursday) evening. In
itiation. Visitors welcome. B. KLOTZ. Sec.
ATTENTION. I. O. O. F. Preliminary meet
ing of committees appointed to arrange for
anniversary celebration at I. O. O. F. Templo
tonight (Thursday) at 8 o'clock.
E. E. SHARON, O. S.
VANFLEET In this city, at the family resi
dence. 842 Hendricks ave., Wesley B.. son
of Mr. and Mrs. David Vanfleet, aged 1-t
years, 3 months and 20 days. Notice ot
BRAULT In this city, at the family residence.
231 Chapman St.. April 3, 1001, Alexander
Leo, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. A. J.
Brault, aged B months and 11 days. Friends
and acquaintances are respectfully Invited to
attend the services at the residence today at
1 P. M. Interment at St. Mary's cemetery.
STELBRECHT At Sunnysldo, Clackamas Co.,
Or. April 1. 1001. Charles F. Stelbrecht.
aged C7 years: father of Charles J.. Amelia
and Julia Stelbrecht and Mrs. Wm. F. Mau.
of this city. The funeral services will bo
held today at 10 A. M. at Finley. Kimball
& Co 's chapel, cor. Third and Jefterson sts.
Friends Invited. Interment at Saginaw,
EDWA.RD HOLMAIT. Cnrtertalcer.4tlv
and Ynmhlll at. Xlena Stlnaon. lady
aaslatnnt. Both phones No. COT.
Finley. Kimball A Co., Undertakers.
Lady naltnnt. 275 Third mt. Tel. O.
F. S. Dnnnlnjc. Undertaker. 414 Eat
Alder. Lady assistant. Both phones.
On Improved city and farm property.
R. LIVINGSTONE. 22 Stark it.
Received This Day
From a chicken farm BOO dozen strictly fresh
eggs, that we wanted for boiling. Will be
sold at 2 dozen 35c Store eggs, 15c dozen.
Oregon Cash Grocery, 232 North Hth st.
' Hams, White They Last, 12c lb.
5-lb. can of pur lard. 55c; In bulk. 0c lb.
Pint bottles Solder's catsup, 20c. Orangea
never were so cheap. Full boxes, large eize,
$1.00 box. Trade with us, and save money.
Oregon Cash Grocery, 232 North 14th. Both