Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, July 17, 1900, Page 8, Image 8

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Longshoremen to the Number
" of 150 Quit Work.
All the Docks on the Water Pront
' Are Affected Jlfo Settlement
In Sight.
The longshoremen on every grain Aock
along the vraxer front aro on a 6trike,
the purpose of which i& to secure for
them 40 cents an hour, and 50 cents an
hour for overtime. They are now receiv
ing" 30 cents an hours. About 150 longshore
men are out, besides a crew of & dozen
men engaged: In loading cars with piles,
who struck In sympathy with the wharf
men. The strike came ao a surprise to
the managers of the docks, who had
been considering a petition from the men
demanding more wages, and, although It
is probable that rather than employ new
hands they will moke some effort to
reach an agreement with the men, noth
ing of this kind, was done yesterday.
Although the strike really han no con
nection with the walk-out at the Alns
worth Dock Sunday morning, It wea un
doubtedly precipitated by the trouble
there. That It was not merely a sym
pathetic strike, however, waa proven by
the fact that when yesterday afternoon
the O. R. & N, Co. yielded to the demand
for higher wages and set a crew of men
at work handling the cargo of the Brae
mar at 40 and 50 cents an hour, the grain
laborers continued: to remain out. When
the strike began yesterday morning thoy
had. no organization. The union wa
broken up five years ago, and. there wao
no one vested, with, authority to order the
walk-out. The men employed at "Victoria
Dock, probably spurred by the news of
the strike on the Alnsworth Dock, -decided
that they had waited long enough for
an answer to their petition for higher
wages, and left work, proceeding to Irving
Dock, where they gathered in the laborers
there, and crossed the river to Green
wich Dock, enllBtlng as recruits to "their
army of voluntarily Unemployed all the
longshoremen at" that wharf. The strik
ers, now numbering a considerable force,
went from the Greenwick Dock back
across the river, visiting Columbia Dock
No. 2, Oceanic. Montgomery, and finally
the dock of the Pacific Coast Elevator
Company, in every Instance Inducing the
men to quit work.
Having thus succeeded In tying up work,
they adjourned to Schranz Hall, on Helm
street, in Lower Albino, where they effect
ed a temporary organization, without,
however, choosing any officers, and passed
resolutions declaring their intention to
stand together until they secured, the
wages -demanded. It li their intention to
meet today in the samelace for the pur
pose of forming a union.
No Disorder Amons Strikers.
There was not the last disorder or
unruly conduct on the part of the men.
They talked quietly among themselves,
argued quietly with the men whom they
desired to quit v, ork, and made no threats
or bluster. They appeared to be in the
best of humor all the time, talking and
joking among themselves. After the
meeting many of them -went to their
homes, while others collected in the Al
blna Exchange and Curtin'a saloon, both
near the East Side docks, and played
cards or dlacu&sed the situation.
At the Oceanic Dock the men remained
about the premises, having apparently
Quit work with great reluctance. Man
ager Scott went out during the afternoon
and talked to them a few minutes, advis
ing them to go back to work until they
received a reply to their petition. This
they seemed disposed to do, but were evi
dently loth to take any action that would
get them into trouble with the main body
of the strikers. It was finally agreed to
find out, if possible, who was at the
head of the strike (this being a matter
which not even the strikers themselves
seem to know) and address a letter to
him, stating that they would return to
work this morning and remain at work
until tlje end of the week, or until they
heard from their employers, Balfour,
Guthrie & Co. A letter was prepared,
and some of the men took it to the
saloon where the other strikers were
gathered, but they declined to say wheth
er or not they had presented It.
Trouble Lonjr BreTringr.
The dissatisfaction which culminated in
yesterday's walk-out has been growing
for about two weeks. At that time the
impression became general among the
men that they ought to receive the same
wages as were paid five years ago viz., 40
cents an hour through the dayi and 50
cents an hour for overtime. The matter
was very generally discussed, and a week
ago the managera of each of the several
docks received petitions, signed by all the
men in their employ, requesting that the
old rate of wages be restored. Friday the
managers of the docks held a meeting
to discuss the petitions, but arrived at no
conclusion. Sunday afterrioon .they held
a second meeting, at which it is said that
an agreement was reached, but desiring
to communicate with their owners before
replying to the men. thoy adjourned to
meet today. Yesterday morning the walk
out occurred, and now the matter will
be left entirely to the owners of the
docks, who may or may not meet the
.demands of the men, as they see fit
Mr. Scott's Statement.
"W. K. Scott, manager for Balfour,
Guthrie & Co. of the Oceanic, Montgomery
No. 2 and Mersey Docks, was seen yes
terday afternoon regarding the strike.
He eaid:
"I think it was hardly fair f on the men
to walk out before we had time to con
sider their petition. I do not believe that
tbo men on this dock wanted to strike,
and I think, they would be glad to go to
work now. Some of them have been here
for 12 years, and all of them are steady
men and flno longshoremen. We hod a
meeting yesterday to discuss the petitions
for more wages which have been ad
dressed, to every one of the dock manag
ers. Wo were going to have another
meeting today, and It is very possible
that something might have been done for
the petitioners, had, "they not been so
hasty in their action. They came down
here in a crowd and simply took .the
trucks out of our men's hands. They went
on down the beach and visited every dock,
inducing the men to walk out everywhere.
"The men have always been treated: well
by our company. They get plenty of over
time, which enable them to make good
money, and it is seldom that a man leaves
here Saturday night without a $20 gold
piece in his pocket. Five years ago, when
It was necessary to cut down wages, tbo
men accepted the cut without a murmur.
I can see no reason why they should havo
walked out, at least without giving us
some warning."
Slanngrer Brush's Statement.
Manager Brush, of the Pacific Coast
Elevator Company, was seen yesterday
evening at the office of the dock, and
gave a statement of the situation there.
He said:
"We had at work, this morning loading
a ship about 40 men. The best of feel
ing prevailed. The request from, the men
for an Increase of wages had been re
ceived from them and had been turned
over to the owners of the dock, but it
had not yot been answered. I had a con
ference with some of the other managers
of the other docks Sunday afternoon, but
as not all were present, we took no action,
but deferred doing anything until Tues
day, when we were to meet again, but
owing to the strike I don't think we can
do anything. The matter, of course, is
now In the hands of the owners of these
docks to say whether or not they will
accede to the demands. We had been
paying 25 cents an hour, but recently ad
vanced tages to 30 cents an hour. Our
work in the elevator docks Is generally
continuous, and a good man can make at
30 cents an hour from 42 40 to $2 per day,
which is fair wages for unskilled labor.
We had a good gang of men here, and
there was no complaint We never had
any trouble before. I don't suppose my
men would have quit until they bad re
ceived an answer, at least, to their re
quest, but the crowd from the other docks
coming around where they were at work,
thoy flwarmed around and we could not
continue work. Probably half qutt out
of eympatliy wjlth th. others. I don't
knowwwhat will be done. That Is In the
hands of the owners of the docks, now
that the men ha ye walked out before re
ceiving an answer to their demand. We
have much work on hand here loading
ships. I received 50 cars of grain this
afternoon. We are blocked up, of course.
I corwider that we give fair employment
in tho docks. In the "Winter and rainy
weather, handling grain here under cover
Is much better than outside work can be.
On tho whole, the man handling a truck
makes about as much as a carpenter the
year round, and 'perhaps- more on an av
erage. Then it does not take a man that
Is vigorous long to learn how to handle
a truck. Two or three weeks' practice
and; he can get along all right. We have
only one class of skilled workmen on the
docks, and that If the sack-sewers. The
others are unskilled workmen. All on this
deck are excellent men, and I haven't a
word of blame to ,utterv I trust the mat
ter will be adjusted at an early day. We
havo plenty or work for the men."
While Mr. Brush was talking, h was
engaged In paying off his men. They
laughed and jolted 'together, and seemed
on the best of terms.
Manager Fairfonl's Statement.
Manager Falrfoul, of Irving Dock, was
at the dock yesterday. He said that the
men employed there had joined In a peti
tion to the owners of the dock, asking for
an increase of 10 cents, an hour from 30 to
40 cents. They bad quit with .the others.
The matter, be said, would probably bo
adjusted this afternoon, when there would
bo a conference. There were about 12
men employed there. The strike did. not
cause any blockade at present, owing to
slack hipjnont of wheat from the In
terior. He spoke in the highest terms of
the men. 'Manager Hedges, of tbe irving
ton Dock, was absent. His men presented
bim with their petition. He indorsed It
and sent it to tho owners of the dock.
Striker' Side of the Case.
The men state that they are fully en
titled to the increase asked for, on ac
count of tbo hard work, its temporary
nature, and for the reason, they assert,
that they had been promised It, They
state that during the- depression a few
years ago they accepted a reduction, on
the promise that with the return of bet
ter times their wagc-y should be restored
to what they had been. They represent
that the work Is very uncertain. One of
the men gave an Instance where he
showed-up at the, dock, every day for a
week, and then only received 50 cents for
his week,
'3Ve received, many times," remarked
another, "only $5 In a week for our work,
and ve have to support our families on
that' small -sum. If we got work all tho
time, It would be another thing; but "we
don't We may get two, three, four or
flvo days one week, and then -next week
perhaps none at alL The work is terrific.
It breaks down the big SwedJrih young
men In a phort time. There is not an
easy place anywheTe about a grain dock.
To stick to the work of trucking grain
and swinging the sacks on the high stacks
will wear out and kill the best man that
ever lived. I can show you young fel
lows who a few years ago were vigorous,
but who are now broken down under the
physical strain of the heavy work, and
this work Is worth 40 cents an hour, if
anything. It Is little enough that the
men are acting. The times are better,
and the dock-owners can well afford the
Uttlo advance of 10 cents that we are
There was no sign of yielding yesterday
evening. The men say they won't work
for 30 cents an hour. They will quietly
stay away from the docks, and there Is
no expectation of any trouble. Except
at tbe Pacific Coast Elevator and Oceania
Company's Docks there is little grain
being handled at any- of the docks, al
though there bar been some work In
progress at all of them.
Some Action Today.
It Is likely that some action looking
toward a resumption of work on the docks
will be taken today. Wli'le a continued
strike at this time will not necessarily
paralyze business. It will pcrlously Incon
venience the railroad comoany by tying
up its cars, and it will probably not be
the policy of the owners of the docks to
aKow the wheal to stand still, even
though they are forced to employ men
other than tbe strlkera. It Is not believed
that the full demands of tbe men will be
acceded to. In Tacoma the maximum.
wages for longshoremen Is 25 cents an
hour, and an advance to 40 in Portland
would not be calculated to make this a
cheaper port The shippers moat con
cerned are Balfour, Guthrie & Co., Glrvln
& Eyre, Kerr. Glfford & Co.. G. W, Mo
Near & Co. and the Pacific Coast Eleva
tor Company.
Work Resumed on tbe Braemar.
At noon yesterday work unloading the
cargo of tbe Oriental liner Braemar was
resumed by the regular steamship long
shoremen of the O. B, & N. Co. This
was a concession on the part of the com
pany, which, however, refused to take
back any of tho men who struck Sunday,
although paying the wages demanded.
The men went to work at once there
being plenty of them to handle the cargo,
and the dock was full of the sound cf
rumbling trucks all the afternoon.
Real Estate Transfers.
W. H. Hopper and wife to A. F.
Washburn, lot 7, block 16, Mount
Tabor Villa, July 9 1
Octavla & Seymour to E. I Thomp
son, N. of lot 2, block 20, Kings
Second addition. Twenty-second and
Kearney streets, July 7 1000
A Larapert to E. H. Lampert, lot 6,
block 31, Central Alblna, April 19.
182S .77...... 1
Anna KrlmbeL Joseph Relff et at.
to Kate Rybergand Lizzie Arnold,
lot 2, block 207, Couch addition, July
12 3000
J. H. Hovedogaard and wife to C. V.
and E. X. Pfaff, lots 17 and 19, block
2, Midway, July 14 160
Annie M. Rodney and Henry F. Rod
ney to A. El Latourette, trustee,
lots 1 and 2. block 4, Hawthorne
Place, July 12 1000
M. C. Dammieler and husband to J.
H. Montgomery, 17x55 feet, Jot 4,
block 6, Buckman's addition! July
12 5
E. F. Riley-et ux., to United States,
lot 7, 8, 9. 10. section 16, T. 1 S. R.
6 E., containing J46 acres; also N
of S. E. M of the N. W. of sec
tion 24T. 1 S , R. 5 B. July 10 1
Adam Schmltt t6 Franciska Schraltt
1 acres Thomas Stephens' D. I. C
Milwaukie, July 14 1000
Marriage License.
John M. Elskarop, aged 28. Mary Fay,
aged 22; Relnhold Schmidt 26, Sophie Reh-
mann. 22; L. C. Chapman, 29, Carrie Par-
rott 21; George Burgess, SO, Kate Briggs,
St. Paul us a Horse Market.
Spokane Spokesman-Review.
- Tho July sales of horses at the St
Paul horse market exceeded anything In
.the history of the yards, more than 25 000
horses being rold. They were disposed
of at the rate of 40 carloads an hour1, the
buyers being from all parts of the coun
try, a few foreigners being represented.
The majority of these horses are from
the ranges of North Dakota and Mon
tana. The bidding was sharp and tho
prices ran high, showing a good demand,
which, though prevailing for several
month has never reached the present
proportiona The sales at the St Paul
horse market during the past six months
put it In tho lead, as the chief . market
in the United States. More .than 10.000
animals were disposed of. Of this num
ber, the Northern Pacific brought to St
Paul from the ranges 50,000 horses.
Women with pale, colorless faces, who
feel .weak and discouraged will receive
both" mental and bodily vigor by using
Carter's Little Liver PHIs.
SQ IT UNfflNQTITHTIflNA! Ojyear3. r r subscriptions. If this Is
IJ I I UllLUn J I 1 I U 1 lUnAL; not aonc, the J1000 is to be paid to the
Aa Early Decision Is Expected Com
ment on Conflicting Opinions -of
the Saprcme Court.
Tho bicycle tax case was argued and
submitted before Judge Sears yesterday,
and a decision as to the constitutionality
of the law will be handed down soon
J. A. Ellis, whose bicycle was seized be
cause he refused to pay the tax, Is the
plaintiff in the suit, and Sheriff Frazier
is the defendant
District Attorney Chamberlain defended
the law for Multnomah County, and Rob
ert G. Morrow appeared as attornoy for
bicyclists Interested in paths, who desire
to see. the law upheld. J. D. Fenton made
the arguments as attorney for the plain
tiff. He asserted that the law Is con
trary to no fewor than eight different
sections of the constitution, all of which
aro set forth in his complaint The point
Is that the law Is special. In Its action
and provisions, as it applies only to a
few counties. In the Btate, and that it
grants certain citizens and classes of cltl
zens privileges and Immunities which do
Frank A. Heitkemper, one of tho Representatives from Multnomah County, is of German
descent, and was born on Jackson day, January 8. 1S71, in Springfield, O. In 1873 his par
ents moved to Winneshiek County, Iowa, and in 1870 to Nebraska, where bo attended school
until ha was 18 years of age. At the age of 14. he was employed by the First National
Bank, of Columbus, Neb., as messenger, and soon worked up to assistant bookkeeper. The fam
ily resided also in Hastings, Neb, for several years, and in 1889 came to Portland, where
the young man engaged in the Jewelry business with his father. Mr. Reitkomper U a
Democrat, and tbe present year is the first time be was nominated for a public office, and
tbe results are very gratifying to his friends. Although- one of the younger men on the ticket,
he received tbe second highest vote of the Representatives elected. He served seven years
in old Company X, First Regiment. O. N. O. and has taken a lively interest In National
Guard matters. He is also an ardent fisherman, and takes great Interest in wheeling. Na
tional Guard affairs, game laws and bicycle laws will undoubtedly receive his attention,
along with tile more important and weighty measures which will come up during the next
session of tho Legislature. Mr. Heitkemper was married in 1884 to Miss Maud M. Allard,
daughter of Mr. J. J. Allard, a well and faiorably known pioneer of Portland.
not bolong to all citizens. It Is also con
tended that the bill originated In tho Sen
ate, and should have originated In the
House of Representatives.
Judge Sears questioned at tho outset of
the argument whether the law was not
unconstitutional because it is local and
not general In Its character, according
to the decision of tho Supreme Court In
tho case of Manning vs. Kllppel. Mr.
Chamberlain, In answer, sold that when
tho case was first presented to him ho
was of the opinion, and believed the law
was unconstitutional, not only In theory
but because of this decision. But on ex
amination he discovered the opinion In
the case of Manning vs. Kllppel has been
overruled, and reasoned out of exist
ence by other decisions, not yet published
In the Oregon reports, but reported in
the Pacific Reporter.
Mr. Chamberlain went on to say that
ho thought the Supreme Court had gono
to unreasonable lengths in sustaining
laws of this character; in his judgment
they were clearly unconstitutional, but
the Supreme Court had almost invariably
upheld them, except In the cose referred
to by the court, and now It had practical
ly reversed Itself even In that case.
Hence, In spite of his personal Judgment
and opinion as to the constitutionality
of these special laws, applying only to
certain counties of the state, he would
contend that by virtue of the decisions
of the Supreme Court this law is valid
and constitutional also.
"I think counsel for tho plaintiff will
admit" ho said, turning to Mr. Fenton,
"that the decision in the Manning case
has been reasoned out of existence and
consideration by the decision In the Bell
"Well," Mr. Fenton replied, "I am free
to say that I am not at all satisfied with
the reasoning In the Bell case."
Mr. Chamberlain held that tho law
ought to be held constitutional In conse
quence of tho decisions of the Oregon Su
preme Court, and he cited notably the
wagon road case. As to the bill originat
ing in tho Senate, Instead of tho house,
he showed that under the decisions of tho
Supreme Court this was hot "a bill for
raising revenue," in contemplation of tho
constitution. That means' only the gen
eral revenue law.
Mr. Fenton made a strong argument in
favor of the complaint and submitted
numerous authorities sustaining his po
sition. He also dissected the various de
cisions of tho Oregon Supreme Court,
which, ho asserted, were not adverse to
his case.
Francis M. Warren's Will.
The will of Francis M. Warren, de
ceased, was admitted to probate In the
County Court yesterday, and Frank M.
Warren, named In the instrument "was
appointed as executor. The estato is val
ued at about $30,000, and Is devised as fol
lows: To William J. Warren, a brother of
the testator, and his wife,- of Cathlamet
Wash., lots 6, 7, 8 and 9, block Q. town
of Cathlamet; also $50 per month during
their lifetime, to be paid out of the in
come of real estate at Park and Salmon
streets; to Mrs. Eliza W. Cbpp, of Wa
quolt Mass., a sister, $300 per annum for
life. The rest and residuo of tho estato
Is devised to Frank M. Warren, a son of
the deceased. The will it dated April 13,
1S9S. A codicil of the same date provides
that Mrs. Nellie G.' White, a niece, shall
receive $500, and Mary E. Illsley, a niece,
a llko sum; Charles A. and William J.
Warren arc also devised $500 eaqh. Frank
M. Warren, as trustee, is to Invest $1000
and. pay the income to the poor fund of
tho First Congregational Church. The
codicil also provides for the payment of
$1000 towards tho payment of the $20,000
indebtedness of the First Congregational
Churcbv-when-the indebtedness shall first
have been reduced to $10,000 within five
poor fund trustees, and the income ap
plied to the poor fund.
Local Rales of & S on t hern Oregon'
Camp in. 1852.
Lewiston (Idaho) Teller.
D. J. "Northcutt, of Melrose, hands the
Teller a copy of tho first mining laws ever
enacted north of the California line. He
says the meeting was held on Canyon
Crock, a tributary of Josephine Creek, on
the first day of April. 18S2. Forty miners
assembled under a big fir tree, and or
I ganised by electing Mr. Northcutt chair
man and Philip Althouse clerk. This
meeting laid the foundation not only for .
the laws that now govern all the camps
In this district, then Included within the
Territory of Oregon, but the whole United!
states. These simple but comprenensive
rules are surely historical Items for the.
consideration of not only miners and pros
pectors, but the legal fraternity, as well,
may study them witb profit Following Is
the copy:
"Know all men by these presents, that
I the miners in council assembled, on this
the first day of April, A. D 1852, do or
dain and adopt the following rules and
regulations to govern this camp:
"Resolved, First that 50 yards shall
constitute a claim in the bed of the creek,
extending to high water on "each side.
"Resolved, Second, that 40 feet shall con-
stltute a bank or bar claim on the face
extending back to the hill or mountain.
"Resolved, Third, that all claims not
worked when workable, after five days,
bo forfeited or Jumpable,
"Resolved, Fourth, that all disputes
arising from mining claims shall be set
tled by arbitration, and the decision shall
be final. E. J. NORTHCUTT,
"Attest: Philip Althouse, Clerk."
Mr. Northcutt adds by way of Identifica
tion the following personal history:
"I claim the honor of being one of the
earliest pioneers, having landed In Port
land, Or., on the 17th day of September,
1SS1, having made the journey across tho
plains frqm Springfield, 111., with ox
teams that year. After a rest of four
daj at the Skidmore House, in company
with three others, I started to the gold
mines. We went In a boat up the Willam
ette River, through TJmpqua Valley, to
the gold mines of Northern California;
met Aaron Rose and stayed with him over
night at the first camp that ho made,
where Roseburg now stands; fell in with
a pack train going to the mines, and
landed on Josephine Creek the 10th of
October, 1S51. This was the only mining
camp In Oregon Territory at that time,
which included all thehtry from the
southern line of Ore?l to the British line,
and east to the Rocky Mountains, where
there are thousands of mining camps to
day. I was a partner with A. Q. Walling,
the printer, in 1S52. on Althouse Creak:
was with General Lang at the Indian
fight on Evans Creek, where he was
wounded in the arm. In 1S55; was with
General A. J. Smith (then Captain) at the
battle of Hungry Hill. In 1855; was with
the Oregon Cavalry In 18S1-S4, In this coun
try: and In 18G7 with the First United
States Cavalry, under General Crook. I
havo been in 18 Indian fights twice
wounded. I am a well and hearty man
today; never have been sick an hour on
this Coast, and I am now 70 years of ago.
Tours truly, E. J. NORTHCrm."
His Nepbertv Objeeta to Carlyles
"Prejudiced View."
BALTIMORE, July 10. (To tho Editor.)
Your editorial reading of "La Fayette"
Is quite true, but Carlyla's Idea of La
Fayette Is one of prejudice against all
French and Frenchmen. Carlyle never
spoke or wrote a kind word for tho
French. General La Fayette was my
uncle, and knowing of uncle perhaps as
much as Carlyle, I wish to refute his
(Carlyle's) Ideas. Again, pleaso remember
La' Fayette's time was one of transition
from monarchy to republicanism, and
like all changes from the earliest times
to date, there will be vacillations and, a
pendulum swinging, of Ideas, which you
call "failure in La Fayette." Hardly a
correct fact La Fayette changed and
vacillated as ho observed the American
experiment and saw Its future for Eu
rope, and the revolution brewing in
France, its outcome was uncertain.
Please kindly bear In mind that as a for
eigner and with French or Latin Ideas,
what Is vacillation Is only searching after
the truth. I know your paper Is just
for Judge Goodwin., of the Salt Lake
Tribune, has told trie so. Kindly look at
uncle with Amerlcap eyes of freedom, as
he foretold, and not otit of Carlyle's pre
judiced eyes, as an 'Englishman looks at
a Frenchman. A .
Train Wrectt In California.
STOCKTON. CatjJuly is. An East
bound J3anta Fe passenger train, going
50 miles an hour, crashed Into a freight
traln-about a mile west of 'Antloch at 10:30
last night. Three freight cars and tho
freight train caboose were wrecked. No
one was hurt ( ' '
Nine-Hundred-Ton Salmon Salp
Chartered at 4T OdDarIc McXcar
Lost Marine Notes.
If- there are any longer any doubts about
a good stiff market for ocean freights
they should be set at rest by the charter
yesterday of the British schooner Rlmac
to load salmon at Victoria or tho Fraser
River, for United Kingdom, at 47s 6d.
The Rlmac Is a four-masted steel schooner
which has just reached Esquimalt with
a cargo of coal from Cardiff. She was
sent out to the Coast to engage In the
foreign lumber trade, but the rate offered
for an outward cargo of salmon was
so attractive that she was pressed Into
that service. A schooner In the round-the-Horn
trade Is something of a novelty
but this Is the second time the Rlmac
has attempted it She is a steel vessel
of S55 tons net and 946 tons gross regis
ter, built at Glasgow In 1S92. Her dimen
sions are: Length, 210 feet; beam, 35.5
feet; depth of hold. 15.8 feet On her
previous trip to the Coast she loaded lum
ber at a northern port for the west
coast of South Africa, and from there
took a cargo of nitrate to England. It
was also reported that a larger vessel
had been taken for salmon loading with
the option of wheat at 45s 3d. Thus
far 45 shillings Is the highest rate paid
for a straight grain charter, but at
least four vessels have been chartered
at that rate for Portland loading, among
tho latest reported being the Blalrhoyle
and the Portia.
One of the "Greatest Shorrs on
Earth" In the Bottom of Umpqaa.
The Australian circus, a mammoth ag
gregation of wonders, came to grief on
the Umpqua River, In Southern Oregon
a few days. It came up the Coast by
wagon from California until Gardiner
was reached. At this point it started
up the river on a scow In tow of the
steamer Eva, and after making a fow
miles, the scow suddenly went to tho
bottom in about 15 feet of water. It
contained eight horses and four wagons,
as well as a tent and a lot of other par
aphernalia, with three men on board
to look after It The men and five of
the horses escaped, but tho rest of the
outfit went down with the scow. A
span of mules and a 'portion of tho cir
cus property were on the steamer Eva.
and these with the remnants of the
circus were taken back to Gardiner to
await the settlement of losses and tho
reunion of forces.
Steamboat Inspectors Edwards and Ful
ler, of" this city, are at Gardiner this
week, and will probably make a rigid
examination of the trouble and may In
sist on the circus having a new boiler
before it can commence running again.
Tufir Maggie Rescued From Slnslavr
Bar Iffearly Ready for Service.
The tug Maggie, which came so near
to being a total wreck on the Sluslaw
bar a few months ago. Is due at Port
land this week, to receive ,the finishing
touches on her engines and boiler, which
wero damaged at the time of the wreck.
Tho vessel wns hauled out near Flor
ence, by Captain H. Andersen, of this
city, who built ways for this special
purpose, and since she has been out of
water, sho has been so thoroughly
overhauled, that she is now better than
before the accident The schooner Ber
wick, which was thrown on the beach at
the samo time, has been making regular
trips to San Francisco for several weeks,
and Is apparently none the worse for her
thrilling adventure. The experience of
these vessels will lessen the terrors of
the Sluslaw bar, as both of the victims
aro a long ways from being total wrecks.
A Well-Knovrn American Vessel
Wrecked oa a Reef.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 16. The steam
er Coptic arrived hero today from Chinese
and Japanese ports, via Honolulu. From
the latter place news comes of the loss
of the American, bark McNear, on Dow
sett Reef, near Laysan Island. The
treacherous currents in the vicinity of
reef were responsible for the wreck, which
occurred during tho night of May 14.
The crew and passengers, numbering 33
persons, took to tho boats, and after
spending two days on tho water, sighted
Laysan Island, where they landed. On
June 24, the bark Ceylon left Laysan for
Honolulu, with tho survivors of the Mc
Near disaster, and arrived in Honolulu,
on July 7. The McNear was bound for
Laysan when tho wreck occurred, and was
to have returned to Honolulu with a car
go of guano from that place.
Marine Notes.
The British bark Mlstley Hall. Captain
Logan, ship and master both well known
In this port was towed Into Montevideo
a few days, while en route from Liver
pool, for 9an Francisco.
The Ocklahoma, which has towed more
big ships in a shorter space of, time
than any other boat that over stirred the
waters of the Willamette, arrived up
from Astoria early Sunday 'afternoon
with her double tow, the Rigel and tho
The French bark Marechal do Vllllera
left down the river yesterday In tow of
tho Ocklahoma. The Lizzie Bell is
still In tho stream. Dispatch of the
other vessels In port has been delayed
by the strike among the longshoremen.
The barkentlno Tarn CShanter arrived
in San Francisco yesterday afternoon
after a flying passage of less than five
days to San Francisco. This is not
equal to her record, but Is pretty fast
fast tlmo for a lumber drogher.
Domestic and Foreign Ports.
; A6TORIA, July 16. Sailed British
bark Flfeshlra for Oueenstnwn. nr TTftl-
Tnouth. for orders. Arrived down French
Dane Marechal Vllllers. Condition of
tho bar at 5 P. M., smooth; weather,
hazy; wind, northwest
Redondo, July IS. Arrived Schooner
La Gironde, from Gray's Harbor.
San Francisco, July 16. Arrived Bar
kentlne Tam O'Shanter, from Knappton.
Sailed Schooner Laura May, for Wlllapa
Seattle, Sailed July 14. Steamer Cot
tage City, for Sitka; steamer Roanoke,
for Nome.
Honolulu, Arrived July 6. Steamer War
limoo. from Victoria; July 8, Barkentlne
Kllkitat from Port Gamble. Sailed
July 2 Ship Hero, for Port Townsend;
July 4 Bark Carondelet for Port Town
send; British steamer Miowera, for Vic
toria. Seattle. July 1C Arrived Steamer Hum
boldt from Skagway.
Shanghai Arrived previously Bark
Elizabeth Nicholson, from Port Blokeloy.
New York, July 16. Arrived Servta,
from Liverpool; Manltou, from London;
Ethiopia, from Glasgow.
Antwerp, July 15, Arrived Kensington,
from New York.
Plymouth. July 14. Sailed Rotterdam,
for New York.
Marsollles, July 16. Arrived Karaman
ia, from New York, fo:r :Leghorn.
Yokohama, July 14. Arrived previously
China, from San Francisco, via H6no
lulu, for Hong Kong: Glenogle, from
Hong Kong, for Tacoma; Idzuma Maru,
from Seattle, for Hong Kong and Manila.
Hoauiam-Wash. Julv 13 Sailed Sehoon-
.er Laura Madsen, from Aberdeen, for
uu 4ouuowi, OI.UUUI1CI : ilia. AICA.U ,
from Aberdeen, for San Francisco. Ar
rivedSchooner Eureka, from Hawaiian
Islands; schooner Jennie Thelln. from
Bristol Bay; Alaska, for Hoqularo,
Boston, July 16. Sailed Peruvian, for
Gibraltar, July: 1:6. Passed California,
from Genoa, for New York.
Bureau Cro-rrded With TVorJc and
Crowded for Space
WASHINGTON, "july 1L Whereas a
short time ago the Census Office in Wash
ington was, because of its busy appear
ance, termed the "Census Workshop' its
name has subsequently been changed to
the "Census Bake-Oven." And the change
of name Is well warranted. The building
occupied by tho census is, except for the
front a vast on-3tory shed, erected In a
hurry, and for the express purpose of ac
commodating the census force. The front
is a two-story structure, where are lo
cated the ofilces of, all the officials of the
bureau, but the "punchers1' and most of
the poor clerks are packed away In the
back or body of tho building, two vast
halls, covering half a square, under a
huge skylight Being a one-storf affair,
and in the direct rays of the sun. It can
easily be imagined that there are cooler
places to be found. It is a fact that
Washington, with its miles of asphalt
pavements, is one of the warmest cities
in tho United States, and. with few ex
ceptions, nowhere Is the heat felt more,
on account of the almost always present
humidity in the atmosphere. A one-story
building. Into which are crowded nearly
2000 persons, undor the unhindered rays
of the sun. with the mere protection of a
whitewash coat over the gloss, is a place
of torture to the poor census employes on
tho many hot days that Washington has
so far experienced. It Is a act that there
are a number of trained nurses constantly
present In tho office to look after clerks
who succumb to the beat and are pros
trated at their desks. - The great trouble
Is that the Government has -no building
of its own In which to quarter the census
every 10 years, and rented quarters have
to be resorted to. This year one of tbe
local real estate sharks, with a vast tract
of land that was once used as a coal-yard,
but -which he could not dell at a desirable
figure, brought his Influence to bear, and
was authorized to put up this cheap,
.shoddy building for the census, on the
promise that the Government would rent
It 'He well knew that when the census
was completed, his same Influence would
Insure the further rental of the building
for storage-rooms for either the House or
Senate, If It would not Insure the pur
chase outright of the property at a good
round figure. His shrewdness It of the
first degree, but as a result the hundreds
of poor clerks are subjected to dally tor
ture, when a properly constructed build
ing might have saved them. As a matter
of fact there will never be a satisfactory
Census Office, until the Government takes
the matter In hftnd and constructs a suit
able Census Office for Itself.
D. H. Welch, of Astoria, Is an arrival at
the Perkins. t
P. C Gilbert and wife, of Albany, are
at the Perkins.
J. M. Church, banker, of La Grande,
Is at the Portland.
Mrs. 8. P. Holbrook, of Butte, Is regis
tered at the Portland.
L. Michael, Mayor of Stella, regis
tered at the St Charles.
W. H. Cook, a Duluth tlmbennan. Is
registered at the Perkins.
C. W. Fulton, of Astoria, registered last
evening at the Portland.
H. S. Stebblns, a railroad man, of Se
attle, is at the Portland.
Mrs. R. J. Mutton, of St Joseph, Mo.,
In a guest at the Perkins.
Judge Dean Blanchard, of Rainier, is
registered at the St Charles.
John Rego and wife, of EUensburg,
Wash., are guests at the Perkins.
D. W. Harrison, a railroad man of
Salt Lake, is at the St Charles.
George W. Taylor, a hotel man of Castle
Rock Is a guest at the St Charles.
E. Waldo Ward and wife, of New
York City, are guests at the Portland.
Judge J. H. D. Gray, and wife, of
Astoria, are registered at the Imperial.
J. W. Balrd, a merchant of Kelso,
registered yesterday at the St Charles.
Walter H. South and Miss Bouth, of
West Virginia, are registered at the Im
perial. D. M. C Gault. a well-known news
paper man of Hlllsboro, is at the St.
John W. Llnck, a Government em
ploye at Tacoma, Is a guest at the
H. R. Robertson and tho Misses Rob
ertson, of Seattle, aro registered at tho
Dr. Charles Phelps, a prominent New
York physician, and wife, are guests at
tho Portland.
E. L. Smith, of Hood River, chairman
of the State Horticultural Board, Is at
tho Imperial.
F. D. Kuettner, auditor of ths Astoria
& Columbia River Railroad, accompanied
by his wife, is at the Imperial.
H. M. Hughes and wife, and J. K.
Loree and wife, of Boise City, are stay
ing at tho Imperial for a few days.
O. L. Spauldlng. Assistant United States
Treasurer, of Washington, D. C. ac
companied by his wife, is at tho Im
perial. Dr. Herbert S. Nichols returned a few
days ago from Europe, where he has been
pursuing the study of his profession for
the post year In London, Berlhv and Vi
enna. NEW YORK, July 16. Northwestern
people registered at New York hotels to
day as follows: C. Weyer, of Spokane,
at the Glesey; C. S.. Tllton. of Falls City,
at tho Cosmopolitan; M. Harris, of OJym
pia, at the Albert; P. Baxter and A. D.
Walker, of Seattle, at the Park-Avenue.
NEW YORK. July"l8. L. Q. Swetland.
of Portland, called at the Eastern offico
of The Oregonlan today. Mr. Swetland
is attending the Elks' reunion at Atlantic
City, and Is visiting a brother at Point
Pleasant N. J., en routo to Vermont and
New York. July 16. William Solover, of
Portland. Or., called at the Eastern of
fice of The Oregonlan July 14.
Persons suffering from sick headache,
dizziness, nausea, constipation, pain In
tho side, are asked to try one vial of
Carter's Little Liver Pills.
Work is easy
when yott eat J
the fascinating
In Holiaday and Irving ton
Locality on Tillamook tX.'v two tear' lines,
sr&dcd streets, sewer, fine residences.
ONLT.W75 TO $500 PER LOT; easy, terras,
monthly payments.
Room 100 Sherlock building.
rORTLAND. July 16. 8 P. M. Maximum
temperature. TT; minimum temperature, CO;
river reading at 11 A. M.. 10 5 t et; cbaara in
tho last 24 hours. -0.7 foot: total precipitation,
6 P. M. to 6 P. M.. 6 00; total precipitation
since Sept. 1. 1399, 2& 68 Inches: normal pre
cipitation since Sept. 1. 1800, 48.11 Inches; de
ficiency, 7.43 inches; total arqasolne--July 15,. j
10:30; possible sunshine July 15. 15:24- s
A trough of low pressure extends from North-j
em California northeasterly to Northern Idano.
The barometer continues relatively high along
tbe North PacWc Coast. No rain haa fallen
in the Rocky Mountain and Pacific Coast
Statea.durins the last 24 hours. It ts warmer
in Nevada. Idaho. Eastern Orejon and Eastern
Washington, and temperature in this district j
rasra between 83 and 02 dee. The indications
are for fair weather, and it will be cooler
Tuesday la Northern Idaho, Eastern Washing
ton and Eastern Oreson.
Forecasts made at Portland for the 23 houjfl
ending at midnight Tuesday, July 17:
Western Oregon and Western Washington
Fair and continued warm; northerly winds.
Eastern Oregon. Eastern. Washington and
Northern Idaho Fair and cooler; southwest to
northwest winds.
Southern Idaho Fair; southwest to northwest
Portland and rlclnlty Fair and continued
warm; northerly winds.
EDWARD A JBEALS, Forecast Official.
All the wek. including Wednesday and Satuf
day Matinees,
With Miss George Elliott as Sapho. Aa !-
oraxe production; a great cast.
Popular prices.
Thar is no abatement of the tremendous
patronago. Fourth of July is over, and still
it continues. Tonight there will be a popu
lar Sunday Co-cent dinner, never befora
equaled in this city. The demand for re-1
servea seats was so great the management
naa to aeciaa mat nrat conte, first served.
The dinner will ooen oromDtlv at 15 P. XL.
continue untfr 8 P. M. Tha orchestra, haa
been augmented for Sundays; ard a select
musical programme will be given until mid
night. The 23 electric fans are keeping
things cool and comfortable, tn which nirf
wselc. on the arrival of the big motor and
ran. there will bo added ventilation through
and direct to the roof. Manager Harvey oaya i
things must be rleht and un to dati "Port.
land says we want the "Winter Garden, and
iuey mnsi nave it. to please them no es-
ccq wju oe spared to perfect everything aa
iai as Drains ana laoor can accomplish It.
Tonight prompt, courteous and eflSclent
service will be given by the new corps of
waiters. The dinner will be up to the high
est expectations, and. with the fins musical
programme, no one can fall to enjoy theto-
IVANHOE. the Famous Extempc.
raneous Singer.
nowned Electrical-Musical Experts.
Rojetta and La Jess. Marvels of th
Gymnastic World.
Lillian Wnlther. "a Favorita
Elaliw Forrest. Vocalist.
20 ROUND 20 i
20 ROUND 20 '
FOR $100 00.
FOR 3100 00.
EDDIE MURPHY, of Portland, vs. RICH
JEMTESS. f Rnnth Vnr1miA
Preliminaries. Two 4-round contestsT Bansoa
vs. McDermott. Cross vs. Murry.
Trains leave Portland Saturday 0 P.M. and1 .
u r. M
BEDS (special), with brass knobs, neat aca
durable, fe S3.
Corner Washington and First.
Floss Mattresses
Genuine sillc floss mattresses for a tenr dayss
!"" 1W J VUUDU3, 1U11 ElZB, J.AJ.
and Hammer soda, 23c; SchlUIngs baking
powuer, i-io. can. sac; 'fc-iD. can. aoc; 12-1B,
soap, 25c McKlnnon Grocery Co., 173 Third
rooms at Seaview, which we desire to rent
for the season. or will sell same at a prioa
which should suit any Intending purchaser.
Rountree & Diamond, 241 Stark, cor. Second
ANTON ZILM. teacber of violin, string quar
lector cniTTajnments, a. u. U. W. Temple.
rome uoai on Burner. lOfPJ. First st.
eaey terms, by Parrish & Watkins.
Couch, by Parrish & Watklnn.
Pays nTt dividend July 25. See Wagy, Ho
gen . wagy aDout mis stocK.
On Improved city and farm property. '
R. LIVINQSTONE. 224 Stark st
Has beea leading coal on ec&st for 20 yearsa
Pacific Coast Co.. 249 Washington st. Tel. 229.
Knight's Drug Store
Opposite Oregonlan building. 126 Sixth. Drug
ana medicines, .prescriptions a specialty.
Mortgage Loans
On Improved city and farm property, at lowtst
current rates. Building loans. Installment
lotas. Maemavter & Birr It. 311 Worcester blk.
Mortgage Loans
On Improved city property, at lowest rates.
Title Guarantee & Trust Co.
7 Chamber o? Commerce.
$2.00 for $1.00
100x100, with 6-room hard-finished, redwood
trlmmlnn. basement, modem cottage; cement
walks, windmill, large and small fruits; 'con
venience or two car tines; eiegani view, iian
on part payment.
J. A. McCULLY. 322 Chamber of Com.
And am ottering to sell my home, the east half
of block 53. HolIadajTa Addition (the ld
Cunningham homo place), with its fine nln
room house, with full basement and large at
tic, furnace heat. gas. electric bells and hot
and cold water; 25 years growth of choica
shrubbery and fruit; cement walks and step
100 feet to one car line, and two blocks from
two others; all for the price asked for bars
half-blocks In the same addition; hone of which
compare with it in location cr sightliness. It
la a beautiful, home-like home, and some on
is going to get a bargain. Time on a portion
of purchase price if wanted. Principals only;
no agents. F. A HUGGINS, 183 Third st.
No capital necessary to sell our
In every city and town in the State of Oregoa
outside of Portland. Ladles or young men who
havo two or three hours per day to spare will
find selling our teas, coffees and spices pleas
ant work, and very profitable. Write for full
particulars and catalogue.
828 Washington st, Portland. Or.
Largest tea, coffee and spice distributors, oa
the Pacific Coast.
100 stores in successful operation.