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THE M0E2TCNG OEEGONIAN, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1900.
Oregon's Marketable Products
for the Vear 1900.
TRANSPORTATION LINES CROWDED
Trade in Jfenrlr AH Lines Active,
Bailneu Condition Favorable
and Outlook Encouraging;.
Oregon thJs year sends to market out
side the state products as follows:
Lumber, carloads ........ 22,000
Livestock, carloads ...... 2,500
Salmon, cases 300,000
Wool, pounds ......... ..14,000,000
Hops, bales 75,000
Potatoes, bushels 1,300.000
Dried prunes, pounds. ... .14,000.000
Green fruit, pounds. ..... .14,000,000
Wheat, bushels ....12,000,000
Value of domestic exports
from the port of Portland
for 10 months of 1000... $0,710,181
This Is tha banner "year for the State
of Oregon, all things considered, as It Is
for the entire Pacific Northwest, and
the country at large, for that matter.
There have been greater yields of certain
crops, certain localities have done better
In their special products, but for general
prosperity the year 1900 Btands at the
head. It is not boom. It is not unhealthy
Inflation; it is the vigorous result of nor
mal development, and may be resolved
Into the factors, native resources, work
and confidence. The elimination of any
of these factors would unsettle business
and make trouble.
Shipments of livestock from Oregon
have been light this year. Eastern Ore
gon haB scarcely more than half as many
horses and cattle as ranged there five
years ago, and the number of sheep Is
also less. High prices take the stock and
settlers take the range. Last year's ship
ments were probably twice as heavy as
those of this year. Ontario, which is said
to be the greatest cattle-shipping station
In the United States, has sent put this
season only about 15 per cent as many
oarloa'ds of livestock as It sniped in 1SS3.
A good many cattle are driven out from
Lake and Klamath counties to the Cali
fornia market, and other bands go to the
railroad at Wlnnemucca, Nov., or Alturas,
In the figures for the prune output the
product of Clark County, "Washington, Is
Included. Tils season's prune crop is the
best ever grown in Oregon except that
of the year 1898. The strawberry and
cherry crops of early Summer are con
sidered In shipments of green fruit.
In the statement of salmon output the
pickled and frozen salmon about 150 car
The movement of merchandise was nev
er so active. Hundreds of carloads of ore
go out of Eastern Oregon. All the trans
portation lines are crowded to the limit
and cannot move freight as fast as it
offers. The top notch of the Fall rush
has been passed, however, and pressure
is slightly diminishing. Market conditions
are healthy, trade Is active in nearly all
lines, general business Is satisfactory,
and they promise to continue so.
JUMPED HIS BOARD BILL.
Portland Man Arrested In Sacra
mento, but Released.
SACRAMENTO. Cal., Nov. 13. W. J.
Etoneham was arrested in this city this
morning upon the arrival of the Oregon
express train, upon telegraphic request
of the Chief of Police of Portland, for
embezzlement. Stoneham denies that he
has committed any crime, and says he
cannot understand why he was arrested.
He was accompanied by ,hls wife and
baby. Shortly after noon today Stoneham
was released from custody, upon the re
ceipt of another message from the Chief
of Police of Portland.
rStoneham Is an Englishman, about 40
years old, and was engaged in the stock
broker business, and had an office with
Ashley & Rumelln. the advertising agents
He boarded, with his family, at 215
Twelfth street, and left owing the land
lady 5120, removing his trunks and other
effects surreptitiously. She states that he
came In late Sunday afternoon and In
formed her he was going out to dine. He
was somewhat agitated, and one of the
other boarders remarked, after Stoneham
bad gone out: "That man appears to be
In a sweat. Is he always In such a
sweat?" The next morning she found his
room empty and his baggage gone, and
upon inquiry at the office of Ashley &
Rumelln, was told by Mr. Rumelln that
he had advanced Stoneham 3S5 Saturday
Slght with which to pay his board. This,
it appears, was obtained by Stoneham
falsely representing that his wife had
been ordered out of doors because of de
fault In the payment of the bill, etone
ham is said to have owed bills to vari
ous business men. Chief of Police Mc
Lauohlan, when asked concerning the
case, said that he telegraphed the Sac
ramento authorities to release Stoneham,
on the advice of the District Attorney,
for the reason. It Is presumed, that there
was no law on which to hold him.
McKlnley's Plurality 5612 McCrMc
ens Plurality 3020.
Following is the official vote of Mult
nomah County as canvassed yesterday by
County Clerk Holmes and Justices Krae
sner and Vreeland:
Tihnon Ford 9913
J. C. Fullerton 9949
W. J. Furnish .. 90Oi
O. F. Paxton 9&H
Ernest Kroner 4416
Walter M. Pierce 4436
Doll Stuart 4404
John AVhitaker 4403
N. A Davis 455
2C. F. Jenkins 444
42..F. Mills 437
F. R. Spauldlng 433
T. V. B. Embree 13
Lueus Henry 12
J. L. Hill 13
John C. Luce 16
N. P. J. Folen 354
Joseph Moindl 347
J. Frank Porter 343
C P. Rutherford 351
Qoar Cox. Pro .....1003
Thomas Hans, Soc. Dem 349
B. J. Jeffery, Dem 4M3
John McCraken, Rep 7829
J. B. Simmons, Cit--Dem.-UnIon 897
Frank M. Thompson, Soc Labor 241
Trnlnlnsr-Ground for Balltossers.
CHICAGO. Nov. 13. President James
A. Hart, of the Chicago National Base
ball Club, has returned from his three
weeks' vacation trip through the West
and South, with enthusiastic reports of
the advantages to be found in California
for a Spring training ground. As a re
sult of Mr. Hart's visit to the Coast the
Orphans are quite likely to make the
journey to California early next Spring
te condition themselves for the cham
pionship race of 190L although nothing
definite has yet been decided in the mat
ter beyond looking over the ground. Los
Angeles is the partlcurar spot on the map
which Mr. Hart considers most desirable,
and the people of that city are anxious
to have the team go there to train. Pres
ident Hart said:
TX Aid. not complete details of the trip,
but from present Indications we un
doubtedly will select Los Angeles for our
training place next Spring. The trip will.
of course, be very expensive, but we can
cut down expenses considerably by play
ing exhibition games on the Coast with
the local baseball team a. There are a
number of good teams on the Coast."
Boys and Girls' Aid Society Makes
The recular monthly meeting of the
board of trustees of the Boys' and Girls'
Aid Society was held yesterday afternoon
in the United States Court room, when
there were present, Dr. T. L. Eliot, F. E.
Beach. L. I Hawkins, Mrs. W. A. Bu
chanan. Mrs. C. R Templeton, Mrs. Levi
"White, Mrs. J. A. Sladen and Superintend
enut Gardner. In the absence of the
president, P. B. Beach presided.
The report of the superintendent was
read-for the month of October, showing
the number of children received and dis
posed of as follows: By voluntary re
linquishment of parents, 6; rescued from
bad relatives, 6; informally from court or
jail, 1; returned or recalled, 11; cared for
temporarily, 4, making a total of 26. Dis
posed of: Condition B, or Indenture, 10;
condition C. or for legal adoption, 4; with
relatives under surveillance, 11; total 25.
On hand October L 18. 36; received dur
ing the month, 26; disposed of during the
month, 25; leaving on hand November
The report of Mrs. C. R. Templeton,
secretary of the ladies advisory board,
was then read as follows:
"The ladies' auxiliary is pleased to re
port that while performing their duty
of visiting the Home, they were favorably
Impressed with the general condition. The
house is always well kept, well lighted,
well ventilated, warm and comfortable.
Among recent improvements -wo are glad
to mention that the building has been
provided with a flre-esoape. Another
very desirable Improvement is the con
tribution of what our superintendent calls
. "roothouse a kind of cellar above
ground, where potatoes, apples and other
fruits and vegetables are stored for Win
ter. "The children in our care enjoy good
health. It was my pleasure recently to
visit the Home one Sunday afternoon, and
was much gratified to see the children
gathered together spending the afternoon
In singing gospel hymns, while one of
their number played the organ. The
happy expression of their faces told that
they have not only a shelter, but a home.
If numbers means prosperity, we are sure-,
ly very prosperous Just now. The large
building is filled and new calls for char
itable service are coming from every di
rection. To say larger numbers Is to say
larger needs; therefore, as Thanksgiving
day Is coming near, we would like to re
mind our patrons and friends of their for
mer generosity and beer of them to re
member us this year also in proportion
of the various blessings they were per
mitted to enjoy.
"Thanksgiving is less in words than In
kindly deeds, and what can be kindlier
than helping those that cannot help them
selves, the Innocent victims of contrary
circumstances of misery, sin and moral
degradation? Anything that a child can
eat, drink or wear is welcome, and we
hope to see our shelves and storerooms
filled with all kinds of good things. The
public schools have always taken a hearty
Interest in our work, and they will sure
ly not forget to be true to their good
record. Our teachers are noble-minded
and generously disposed, and their pupils
always gladly respond to a timely appeal
In behalf of a worthy cause.
"The choicest reward of a good deed is
the consciousness of having done it, and
he will have the most exquisite Thanks
giving festival who gives others reason
"MRS. C. R. TBMPLETON, Secretary."
IN THE SEVERAL COURTS.
Swindler Dixon to Be Tried for Korff-erj-His
The trial of George Dixon on an in
dictment charging him with forging the
name ofl Henry Ackerman to the ac
knowledgment part of the fraudulent
Henry Wilson deed, was .continued yes
terday by Judge George until Thurs
day morning, after a consultation be
tween his honor, and Attorneys Henry
St. Rayner, J. C. Moreland and District
It is stated that one of the particular
reasons of the prosecution for desiring to
get through with the cases against Dixon
as soon as It can conveniently be done,
is that it is an expense and trouble to
keep Mrs. Mattie Frost, the principal
witness, here. The authorities have been
tracing Dixon's career since his ar
rest, and it is said have ascertained that
prior to- his advent In Denver where
ho was mixed up in a case of this
same kind, he worked In New Tfork at
his trade of painter and- paper-hanger.
His bankbook shows that he had 3700
when he arrived at Seattle, most of
which he checked out.
Lulu N. Bishop, of Dayton, milliner,
filed a petition In bankruptcy in the
United States Court yesterday. Her lia
bilities amount to 3604 43; assets, 3170.
In the United States Court yesterday
in the case of Charles N. Reed vs. the
Northwest Railway Company, Judge Bel
linger made an order requiring defendant
to appear and show cause, November 26.
In the case of Morris & Whitehead vs.
the East Side Railway Company, an or
der was made requiring the receiver to
The trial of the suit of E. M. Lazarus
against Frank B. Gibson to recoer J1C50
architect's, fees for preparing plans, fcr
a crematory and columbarium to ba
erected in Portland, was begun before
Judge Frazer and a jury yesterday, and
will be concluded today.
The attorneys of James L. Warren
were allowed by Judge George jester
day until November '30 to file a transenpt
of appeal to the Supreme Court. War
ren Is under life sentence for the murder
of William S. Kirk, but has not yet been
taken to the Penitentiary, and may be
permitted to remain in the County Jail
until the case on appeal 1b determined.
CLOCK REFORM IN SPAIN.
The nours Will Run From. One to
The Queen of Spain has signed a decree
establishing the method of accounting
time which omits the "A M." and "P.
M." of the oresent universal system. In
all railway, mall, telegraph, telephone and
steamship service in the Peninsula and
the Ballearic Islands, and In all the min
isterial offices, the courts and oil public
works, time will hereafter be regulated by
the time of the Greenwich Observatory,
commonly known as Western European
time. The computation of the hours will
be made from the hour of midnight to
the following midnight in hours from 1 to
24, omitting the words "tarde" (afternoon)
and "noche" (night), heretofore In cus
tomary use. The hour of midnight will be
designated at 24. These regulations are to
take effect January 1, 190L Government
officials are directed to observe and carry
Leut the decree, and all of their respective
departments ana Dureaus.
Frank Williams, of Johnstown, Fa.,
left nearly $300,000 In his will to Lehigh
University, where he had been a student.
The fund is to be named after him, and
its Income Is to be loaned to poor and de
serving students, who shall give their in
dividual notes. None of the notes is to
run longer than 10 years, and when paid
the money Is to be returned to the fund,
thus making it constanUylncrease
FOR FARMERS' BENEFIT
Eg TO BE HELD BY THE
O. It. 2. CO.
Northwestern Communities W1U Be
Given the Benefit of Scientists'
As a part of the O. R, & N. Co.'s policy
of encouraging and stlmulatlng-the farm
ers of the state to adopt more progressive
and diversified methods, a series of in
stitutes are to be held this month at
Milton, Tekoa, Colfax and Pullman,
Wash. At these Institutes the leading
lecturers and Instructors of the Agricul
tural Colleges will be present, to give the
farmers the benefit of their experiments
in agricultural science.
The first of these O. R. & N. Insti
tutes will be held at Milton, November
20 and 21. These will be followed by Insti
tutes at Tekoa, November 23 and 24; at
Colfax, November 3L and at Pullman,
The lecturers and their subjects at the
Milton institute are as follows:
H. T. French, professor of agriculture
SERVED WITH DISTINCTION IN LUZON,
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CAPTAIN CHARLES T. SMITH, NEW COMMANDER OF COMPANY E.
Captain Charles T. Smith, who has Just been made Captain of Company B, Third Oregon
Regiment, served as Captain in the "Washington National Guard, which was organized In 1838
at Waltsburg. On the outbreak of the Spanish war he rallied to the defense of the Stars and
Stripes with the now famous First Washington Regiment, which proceeded to service In
Luzon In 1838 His regiment lost heaUly while in the Eighth Army Corps in the Islands,
and Captain Smith heard the Filipinos' bulletswhlx past his ears In the engagements at
Santa Ana, Slngalong Road, San Pedro, Macate, Paslg, Pateros, Laguna de Bey, Taytay and
At the musterlnr-out of the First Washington, Captain Smith received a more than hon
orable discharge, as that document stamps him an "excellent soldier In every respect," and
he is especially mentioned by the Brigade Commander for conspicuous gallantry at Morong.
The Captain is a native of Dubuque, la., 39 years of age, and has a family of five
wife, three little girls and a boy. He Is a machinist by occupation, and at present Is em
ployed by tho Portland Cracker Company as .assistant engineer. He considers himself an
Oregonlan boy, as most of his youth waaspent at St. Paul, in Marlon County., Ho was for
10 years chief of the Waltsburg Fire Department, and Is a worthy member of the L a a F.
and A O. V. W.
at the Idaho State Agricultural College,
at Moscow, subject, "Silos and 'Their
Professor W. J. Splllman, of the Wash
ington State Agricultural College, at Pull
man, subject, "Dairy Cows and Their
Dr. E. N. Hutchinson, of the United
States Bureau of Animal Industry, sub
ject, "Our Markets."
Hon. C. L. Smith, of Minnesota, sub,
ject, "What Dairying Has Done for the
Hon. E. L. Smith, of Hood River, pres
ident of the Oregon State Horticultural
Society, subject, "Oregon Fruit."
Dr. W. McLean, state veterinarian, sub
Hon. J. W. Bailey, State Dairy and
Food Commissioner, subject, "What I Am
Professor Fletcher, formerly of Cornell
University, now professor of horticulture
at the Washington State Agricultural
College, subject, "Diseases of FrUt
Other lecturers will take part In the
At Milton also there will be an event
of Interest In the opening of the co-operative
creamery lately established there,
which Is one of the latest and most up-to-date
creameries ever run on the co-operative
plan. The O. R. & N. Co. last
year sent two representatives from Mil
ton to Minnesota to make a tour of the
state and to Investigate the creamery In
dustry. Mr. Ballou and Dr. Dorathy were
selected by the local dairymen to go to
examine and report on the dairying con
ditions there, and also aa to the best
creamery methods. They unanimously
selected the one to be opened as the only
proper method. By this creamery they
can "produce butter at 1 to 1 cents a
pound, where It formerly cost them 4 to
8 cents. The creamery is Demg duui ana
finished on. purely co-operative lines. The
plans and specifications call for a dupli
cate of the most Improved creamery In
Minnesota, and were furnished by Pro
fessor Hacker, of the Agricultural Col
lege of Minnesota, an authority on dairy
matters. He selected all the machinery
of the most Improved pattern, which Is
now being put In place ready for the
opening day. The stockholders of the
creamery have secured at a good, round
salary the president of the Minnesota
Freeborn Company creameries.
There will be delegates to this meeting
from Moscow, Idaho; Pullman, Tekoa,
Pomeroy, Dayton, Wash.; La Grande and
FIGHT FOR FREIGHT.
Interior Jobbers Don't Want East
ern Contention to Prevail. -
Secretary J. E. Utt, of the Omaha Cdm
merclal Club, is quoted as fallows upon
the question of putting the entire jobbing
trade of the reat West in the hands of
"Our great fight will be to keep the
freight men from eliminating the carload
rates In the territory covered by the
Western classification, which Includes ev-
JLerythlng west ot Chicago, Eastern dis-
tributors have been demanding for the
past twenty-five years that carload rates
be eliminated and less than carload rates'
substituted. This year their efforts have
been exceptionally active, and we will
have a battle on our hands to combat the
movement. The elimination of carload
rates would drive the Western jobber out
of business, inasmuch as a. big share of
his profit comes In the saving he makes
on freight by getting it in carload lots.
If the carload rates were wiped out the
Western jobber would be placed on jm
equal footing, so far as railroad rates
are concerned, with the Eastern distrib
utor, and It would be a death blow to
our Western commercial interests.
"I am confident that our phase of the
question will meet with the support of the
railroads. It would be a direct Blap to
the Industries of the West If the carload
rates should be withdrawn, and, inas
much as all of the railroads belonging to
the Western classification are largely de
pendent upon the territory west of Chi
cago and St. Louis for the bulk of their
patronage they will hardly listen to the
honeyed words and arguments of Chicago,
St. Louis and Eastern distributors."
FALL RUSH EASING OFF.
Getting FreiKht Trains Over the Sls
lciyouB Injured Men Recovering;.
The Fall rush in transportation has
passed its tensest stage, and the pressure
Is materially lessening. The Southern
Pacific had such a volume of freight to
move out of Oregon that Its facilities fell
far short of supplying the demand a few
weeks ago, and traffic Tanked up on the
north side ot the SIsklyous until Super
intendent Fields went to Ashland person
ally to supervise its movement on that
division. He spent about two weeks there,
and managed to clear up the situation.
But he found it a hard Job to get freight
trains over the heavy grade of the Sis
klyous. Work as he might he could not
get more than 100 cars from Ashland to
Hornbrook, a distance of 33 miles. In Zi
hours, and he had 15 big mountain locomo
tives, "hogs," that were kept busy all the
time. From Ashland to Siskiyou station,
the summit. Is 17 miles, and the elevation
increases 2232 feet. This makes the aver
age grade 131 feet to the mile, and it is
much steeper than that in some places.
Mr. Fields happened to be in Roseburg
when the wreck of last Thursday oc
curred, a short distance below there. This
was the fourth time he happened to be
there when accidents or robberies dis
turbed the even tenor of things. Each
time he was where he could handle the
trouble to best advantage.
The survivors of those injured last Sat
urday are getting along reasonably well.
Engineer Drennan's right hand has been
amputated, which ends his career as a
locomotive engineer, but otherwise he will
probably come through without perma
nent disability. Fireman Riddle will have
one foot less for the remainder of his life.
RECORD TO BE PROUD OF.
How Northern Pacific Has Come
From Bankruptcy to Prosperity.
NEW YORK, Nov. 13.-The dissolution
of the Northern Pacific voting trust nearly
a year before the expiration of Its natural
life under the reorganized agreement is
an event unusual and unique in railroad
financiering. The Northern Pacific man
agement has actually broken all records
by the promptness and thoroughness with
which that great railroad property has
been built from bankruptcy to a sound
financial plane, with an established 4 per
cent per annum dividend-paying rate. The
voting trust is composed as follows: J.
Plerpont Morgan, Dr. George von Sie
mens, Johnston Livingston, August Bel
mont and Charles Lanier. In consequence
of the prosperous condition of the prop
erty, these trustees haVe determined to
surrender their trust on January 1, IDOL
Instead of waiting until November 1, lSOL
The Gnynor Hearlngr.
NEW YORK, Nov. 13. The examination
In the case of the three Gaynor brothers
and B. D. Greene was resumed today with
the cross-examination of Campbell Ford,
an engineer. His testimony was techni
cal. Thomas F. Gaynor, a relative of the
accused contractors, was next examined.
He said he heard the Government officials
express themselves as being satisfied with
the work done. Frank Crisp was the last
witness of the day, and said the mat
tresses sunk at the jetty- were, in his
oplnioQt solidly built.' -
TOSSED BY AN ANGRY BULL
NARROW ESCAPE OF COLUMBIA
Death of Mrs. Axilla Beclcwith
Nlsht School Literary Society
Other East Side Nevro.
Samuel Scott, a well-known farmer of
Columbia Slough, was attacked by an
infuriated Jersey bull Monday evening In
the barn, and narrowly escaped being
killed before he could get out of reach of
the animal. Mr. Scott was tossed to the
celling of the barn once, and then again
thrown on his shoulder, fracturing the
shoulder-blade. He also received other
The animal had been tied In the barn
several days, and was In a had humor
Monday evening when Mr. Scott went In
side to turn him loose. He had been
tied In one corner of the barn to a stick
above the manger, which he pulled loose.
The animal usually had been tractable
enough, and when Mr. Scott went into
the barn he had no fear of him. and
walked over between him and the wall.
Here he was hemmed In so he could not
escape the attack which followed. With
out warning, the bull suddenly lowered
his head and made a dash at Mr. Scott,
who was against the wall and could not
get out of the way. The bull causht him
on his horns and tossed him up nearly
to the ceiling" of the barn, and when
Mr. Scott came down attacked him the
second time, throwing him to one side.
He fell with great force, but, realizing
his great danger should the beast reach
him again, managed to crawl out of the
barn. The bull was Infuriated, and it
was very fortunate that Mr. Scott was
able to crawl out of hla reach, or he
might have been killed.
Mr. Scott managed to reach hla home,
which Is but a short distance away. He
was badly bruised. The horns of the
bull injured one leg. but he did not think
he had been seriously hurt. However, he
suffered during the night severely. Yes
terday morning he was 'brought In, and,
on examination by Dr. D. Raffety it was
discovered that his left shoulder-blade
was broken by the fall. His other bruises
are severe, but not serious. Mr. Scott
said he had a vey narrow escape, and
for a short time he thought it was all up
The two locomotives which met in col
lision near Roseburg, on the Southern
Pacific, last week, have been brought to
the shops on the East Side. The engines
are Nos. 1765 and 1756, and they were
literally torn to "pieces. No worse wreck
has ever happened on this division. What
is left of them Is on several cars, and
there are simply thousands of pieces. On
the cars are the fragments of the two
tenders. Here are piled up twisted bars
and plates, cylinders and heavy iron parts
in every conceivable shape. The locomo
tives were brought down on their wheels
and are In the same position they were
In after the collision. The front ends of
the boilers are elevated, riddled and torn,
showing something of the terrlflo force
with which they came together. In the
center the drive-wheels are lifted about
six inches above the track, as the en
tire bodies of the locomotives were bent
upwards. Men who have been on the di
vision for a great many years say this
is the worst wreck that had ever been
brought to the shops. There is hardly a
bolt or bar In either locomotive. that is
not bent or broken. The great mass of
fragments on the flatcars tells something
of the force of the collision, and the hun
dreds of people who have viewed the
wreck have wondered how it was possi
ble that any one of the trainmen should
have escaped instant death.
Death of Mrs. Arllla Beekvrlth.
"Mrs." Arflla Beckwith, "widow of tne late
William Beckwith, died at the home of
her son, Harry Beckwith, 535 East Burn
side street, corner East Twelfth, yester
day forenoon at 11:30, from a stroke of
paralysis. Two years ago she had a
stroke of paralysis, but partially recov
ered from it, and had enjoyed fair health
up to Monday noon, when she was at
tacked by a secona stroke, and lingered
until yesterday. Mrs. Beckwith was born
In Indiana, April 14, 1833. She was mar
ried at Pana, HI., May 4, 1S56, and was
one of the early -settlers and founders of
Pana. In 1885 she and her husband, Will
lam Beckwith, came to Portland, and
made their home with their son Harry
up to their death. Her husband died
June 7, 1900. Mrs. Beckwith was a mem
ber of the Second Baptist Church, and
also wasa member of Martha Washing
ton chapter, No. 14, Order of the Eastern
Star. She was highly esteemed by all
who knew her, and was a thoroughly
Christian woman. Two sons Harry and
Louis Beckwith survive her. The funer
al will take place tomorrow afternoon at
2 o'clock, from the house. Martha Wash
ington chapter will have charge of the
services. Rev, Ray Palmer will conduct
services at the house.
The Waves Rolled High.
Dr. O. D. Thornton, who went over to
Washington to recover a valuable hunt
ing dog, has returned with the dog. While
absent he had a rather hard experience.
The dog was lost In the timber some dis
tance back from Cape Horn on the Wash
ington side of the river. Gus Emerlch,
who was hunting with the dog when It
strayed away, went with Dr. Thornton,
and they recovered the animal after some
trouble. They came back to the Columbia
River Saturday evening, expecting to
cross over to the Oregon side In time to
catch the train for Portland. They start
ed across the river In a small boat In
charge of an old settler named Brown,
but a heavy gale came up, and the waves
nearly swamped their frail craft before
they could return to the Washington side.
It was too dangerous to cross that night,
and Dr. Thornton said the waves rolled
so high when they were out on the river
he was very glad to get back to shore.
They spent the night rather uncomforta
bly in a shack, and came on to Portland
the next day on a steamer.
Night School Literary Society.
The night school at the Central build
ing, under charge of Professor Stanley,
has organized a literary society, which
promises to be very helpful to the stu
dents. William Wldner was elected tem
porary president, and Mls3 Catherine Sln
nott temporary secretary. A constitution
and by-laws have been adopted, and next
Friday night permanent officers will be
elected. The Intention Is to use the soci
ety in connection with the regular work
of the school. Two nights of the week
.will be given to the organization in gen
eral discussions and literary worK. wnen
well under way, methods of legislative
bodies will be practically studied and
exemplified. The society will resolve It
self Into a City Council, or legislative
body. The young men and young women
attending this night school are determiner,
to make their work effective. In all lines,
and this society just formed will be used
to promote facility of expression and In
terchange ot Ideas on practical topics.
Remembered Their Pnitor.
The members and friends of the First
United Evangelical Church, East Tenth
and East Sherman streets, called at the
manse of the pastor and wife. Rev. and
Mrs. C. T. Hurd, a few evenings ago, and
left many tokens of their kindly feeling,
In the way of liberal donations for the
larder. Mr. and Mrs. Hurd have com
menced keeping house In the church
manse, corner East Tenth and East Sher
East Side Note.
The outside of the Calvary Baptist
Church, corner East Grant and East
Elehth streets, is being repainted.
The. contractors haTebesan.on3na lm
provement of East Grant street, between
East Seventh and East Twelfth streets.
It will be graded and graveled.
Rev. Mr. Pierce, pastor of the Memorial
Evangelical Church, corner East Eight
eenth and East Tibbetts streets, was
kicked on the right side yesterday by
horse he drives. One rib was broken.
Mr. Pierce will be laid up several days.
Fred L. Keenan, who has "been In St.
Yincenfs Hospital for the past three
months, is improving, and is able to be
up and about. He left the hospital Mon
day, and was taken home. His friends
will be glad to hear of his complete re
covery, after his long illness.
Dr. Wise, room 614. The Dekum.
FROM MR. HUGHES AGAIN.
The Old Question of Rail vs. Water
PORTLAND, Nov7l (To the Editor )
In your Issue of this morning. Mr. Ham
mond intimates that the true point in
his argument has been overlooked. I un
derstood the question to be, which, as be
tween Portland and Astoria, Is the cheap
er seaport. The correct answer to this
question Is to be found In the cost of
transportation between the two points. If
what m,lght be called land transporta
tionthat is railroad or river steamer
is cheaper than sea transportation that
is, the hold of the seagoing vessel As
toria or the mouth of the river Is the
proper point. If the hold of the sea
going vezsel is the cheaper of the two,
which It unquestionably is, Portland Is
the proper point, Mr. Hammond appears
to consider the true question to be, not
whether It will cost the producer less to
transport his products, but whether the
present cost Is such that the Portland
railroads can afford to support his road.
If the Portland railroads are charging
such a rate to Portland as that, there Is
a moral obligation on them to pay to
carry the product of the country 100 miles
further by the same expensive means
they necessarily employ to get It to Port
land, that fact does not give Mr. Ham
mond a claim. They are simply over
charging the producer, and the claim on
the Portland railroads is in favor ef the
producer for a reduction of the rate to
Portland to a fair basis. Mr. Hammond
or his road can have no claim, save that
which Is based on ability to carry the
freight cheaper than it can be carried
In the hold of the seagoing vessel. When
he can do this, It will not be necessary
for him to make a claim. That Mr.
Huntington might be willing to take from
his stockholders in his Valey road to put
in his own pocket as owner of the road
from Gobel to Astoria, or that Mr. Mellen
might be willing to take from one pocket
of the Northern Pacific to put It in the
other, on the small amount of freight his
road carries, In order to secure for his
road from Portland to Gobel a profit
on the four-fifths or five-sixths of the
total business of Portland, with which he
now has no connection. Is not at all to
be wondered at. This Is a business propo
sition. But the willingness of Mr. Hunt
ington or Mr. Mellen to feather their
own nests In this manner scarcely reaches
the dignity of logical argument. If Mr.
Hammond is half the railroad man he
pretends to be, he knows that making
Astoria a common point would not give
him any part of the seagoing freight,
save on the basis of being the cheaper
carrier, or self-interest In the ownership
of his road. No railroad operated on a
sound business basis would pay him 31
for what would cost It 25 cents In the
hold of a seagoing vessel. If vessels could
be chartered cheaper to Astoria, which
they could not; If the cost of the towage
up the river was not more than onset by
the advantages of the fresh water, which
it is; the Portland railroad would pay
the 25 cents Instead of the 3L and he or
his road would gain nothing. The record
of the Portland grain fleet as against
the Sound shows that the fresh-water
harbor, in cleaning the bottoms of the
vessels, pays more to the ship than the
cost of towage. For what else Is Seattle
about to spend .millions to make a foesh
water harbor of Lake Washington?
In conclusion, I wish to thank Mr. Ham
mond for the information given as to the
steamships being built by Mr. HUL Mr.
Hill has been building these ships for
these many years, and It has been a
mystery to me why they were so long
building. It would appear from Mr. Ham
mond's statement that the delay has
arisen from their growing and expanding
qualities. They began as 10.000-ton vessels
and have expanded to 34,000 tons each. If
they continue to grow they will be mar
vels, indeed. But if they Increase in size
what will Mr. Hill do with them? Ships
drawing 30 feet can be used to advan
tage In but one port In China Hong
Kong. They can Just get inside the break
water at Yokohama, but they would be
aground or dangerously near It at low
tide. It is barely possible that Mr. Hill
will know more of seaports In, a few years
than he does at present.
ELLIS G. HUGHES.
BURGLAR IN THE HOUSE.
Tried to Chloroform the Wife of a
CHICAGO, Nov. 13. A negro burglar
forced his way to the apartments of Mrs.
Orrin W. Potter, wife of the millionaire
steel man and banker, in her home. 130
Lakeshore Drive, shortly after 1 o'clock
thla morning, and when discovered In the
act of applying a sponge saturated with
chloroform to the nostrils of his victim,
struck her a fierce blow on the head with
a slung-shot. The shock of the blow
rendered Mrs. Potter unconscious and the
doctors who were called fear that she
may not recover.
Just before being struck Mrs. Potter
roused the household with a shrill cry for
help. Mrs. Potter's daughters. Miss Mar
garet and Miss Bessie, heard their mo
ther's screams for help and rushed to her
bedchamber. When they saw the rob
ber they fled Into the street and called
for help. The robber fled as soon as the
young women began screaming In the
street. After he had gone the daughters
returned to the house, called a physician
for their mother and then notified the
police of what had happened.
This Is the second burglary In the Pot
ter residence since last Spring. In April
last porch climbers secured 318,000 In dla-.
monds and Jewelry. This morning the
Intruder was frightened away before he
had secured anything:
When the police arrived they found
Mrs. Potter still unconscious. Blood was
streaming from her head and by the side
of the bed was found a small bottle on,
which was a label bearing the word
chloroform. The police believe that they
have an important clew In the label on
the bottle, as they hope to get a definite
description of the man who purchased
Miss Margaret Potter was also over
come by the shock she received when, the
robber threatened her and through fear
of her mother's condition, and it was
necessary to give her medical attention.
Had not Mrs. Potter been awakened by
the robber it is thought that he would
have succeeded in securing many thou
sand dollars' worth of Jewelry. Her
room is away from those of the other
members of the family, and it is thought
he would have been able to work unmo
lested. California Dry "Wine Vlntnere.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 13. The Chron
"Quality, rather than quantity, is the
distinctive mark of tho California dry
wine vintage of 1900. The production wil'
be about the same as that of last rea
son, but the high standard of 1SS3 will be
attained. The best authorities agree In
placing the amount of wine fermented
as from 13,500000 to 15.000,000 gal'ons of
dry and 7.000,000 gallons of the sweet va
rieties. The grapegrowers both In the
dry and the sweet wine districts had a
profitable year. The yield of dry wines
in the various counties of the vintage Just
- jLolose. is vory neat th follorrfax fletn-ea:
Sonoma, 8.500,000 to 9,000.000 gallons, Saa
ta Clara, 3,500,000 to 3,000,000 gallons: Napa.
1,500,000 gallons; Contra Costa, 300,060 gal.
Ions, and Alemeda County, from LOCft.OOO
to 1,500,000 gallons."
THE DEATH ROLL,
Captalnr John Hart.
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 13. Captahl
John. Hart, of Buban filibustering fame.
died today of apoplexy. During the year
lSSS, two of Captain Hart's vessels, tha
Bermuda and the Lauroda, made frequent
trips to Cuba with arms and ammunition
for tho Cubans. Captain Hart ftaa con
victed In December, 1806, of participating
in. a filibustering expedition, and w&s sen
tenced to two years' imprisonment. In
February, lSSS, the sentence was put Into
execution, and in June of the same year
Captain Hart was pardoned by President
McKinley. Captain Hart was born bx
Virginia 41 years ago.
Fitzgerald the Ped-ntrian.
NEW YORK. Nov. 13. Patrick J. Fit.
gerald, once champion six-day walker of
the world, and still holder of the 100
hour go-as-you,-please record, is dead at
his home In Long Island City. He died
from dropsy after a brief Illness.
Thomas H. CasvreU.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 13. Thomas;
Hubbard Caswell, sovereign grand com
mander of the Ancient and Accepted Scot
tish Rite, of the southern jurisdiction of
the United States of America, died at hla
home In this city today, aged 75.
Jesse James' Wldoir.
KANSAS CITY. Mo., Nor. 13. Mra,
Zerelda James, widow of Jesse James, the
noted Southwestern bandit, died at her
home hero today of a complication ot
diseases, after a lingering illness.
The Old Household Medicine.
Perry Davis' Paln-Klller for cramps.
DAILY METEOROLOGICAL REPORT.
PORTLAND. Nov. 13. 0 P. M Maximum
temperature, GO; minimum temperature. 44;
river reading at 11 A. M . 4 3 feet, changs la
the past 24 hours. 0 2 foot, total precipita
tion. 5 P. M. to 5 P M , 0 00,, total precipita
tion since Sept. 1, 1000. 7 22 Inches; normal
precipitation since Sept. 1. 1000. 8.11 Inches;
aenciency. 0 80 Inch, total sunshine Nov 12,
7.21; posslblo sunshine Nov. 12. 9.36.
Pacific Const Weather.
Baker City ...
Neah Bay ....
Red Bluft ....
Sacramento . .
Salt Lake ....
Walla Walla .
620 00(12 E Pt. cloudy
i2 NW Cloudy
' w Clear
2 w Pt cloudy
0 E Clear
00 cim Pt cloudy
NE Pt. cloudy
NW Pt. cloudy
NE Pt. cloudy
The high-pressure area whloh has controlled
the weather In the North Pacific States durln
the last several days has moved eastward, and
is this evening- central over the British posses
sions north of the Dakotaa. The pressure has
fallen quite rapidly west of the Cascade3 In
Oregon and Washlnston. and a storm Is ap-l
pro&chlng the Washington Coast. A storm ofl
considerable intensity was central over thai
upper Lake region this morning. Fair weath
er has prevailed during the last 24 hours over
an sections west of the Kooky Mountains, with
temperatures ranging from 4 to 11 deg. above
the normal. The Indications are for rain In
this district Wednesday.
Forecasts made at PortlandMdirthe. 23 hours!
ending- at midnight Wednesday, November 14:
Portland and vicinity Occasional rain, cool
er: southerly winds.
Western Oregon Occasional rain; cooler tnl
north portion; southerly winds.
Western Washington Occasional rain, south-1
Eastern Oregon Cloudy and threatening. I
with probably occasional rain; cooler, south-!
Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho I
Cloudy and threatening, with probably occa-1
sionai rain: winds mostly southerly.
Southern Idaho Increasing cloudiness, possi
bly followed by showers In west portion south-1
erly winds. A B. AV OLLABEB,
CALVIN HEILIO Manager,!
iM jiifcuuj ana saiuraay Aiaunee, com
mencing Thursday, Nov 15,
HOTTS Fascinating Musical Comedy,
"A TRIP TO CHINATOWN."
"A TRIP TO CHINATOWN,"
"A TRIP TO CHINATOWN.'
Presented by a strong comedy cast, HARRXl
iiLiJ!-uiL. ana an the Favorites.
MUSIC GALORE. FUN FOR ALL.
Special prices for matinee Lower floor, BOcjl
Tonight and all week, triumphal return ot thai
aiae-spmung spasm of Jollity,
"A HOT OLD TIME"
"A HOT OLD TIME."
"A HOT OLD TIME"
"A HOT OLD TIME."
"A HOT OLD TIME."
"A HOT OLD TIME"
JOHN W. JESS as Larry Mooney.
With an Unexcelled Comnanv of Farceurs.
Everything glistens with newness, even the!
joxes. only Matinee Saturday usual prlceo.
METROPOLITAN V ' "
Third and Yairihlll sts.' Phone Grant T41.
Tonight and all week (Saturday Matinee),
the best of them all. BEN HENDRICKS, has!
made millions laugh In the play that made!
The World's Sweetest Singers (direct from
NATIONAL SWEDISH LADIE8' QUARTET.
Next attraction Hoyt'a "A Day and a Night." I
SEVENTH AND ALDER 8TS.
ALL NEW PEOPLE.
ALL NEW PEOPLE.
ALL NEW PEOPLE.
TTTT5 ROTTKrcT.T.TSS. Aerial Act.
HOJETTO & LA JESS. Acrobats, OymmutaJ
FOUR PRINCES, Comedians.
MARIE D. WOOD California Nightingale.
On Improved city and farm property, at lowest
current rates. Building loans. installment!
loans. Macmaster & Blrrell, 211 Worcester bl:
nest creamery butter BOc and
Creamerv butter 45c and
Dairy butter ........40c and 43
2 dozen eggs for 40
Sugar-cured hams life
Best side bacon, smoked 10
Turkeys, per id ,
All roods retailed at wholesale nrlces.
LA GRANDE CREAMERY. 204 YamhllL
r.ha! dairy butter........ 35e and 40c ner roll
Choice creamery butter 45c and 60c per roll
Strictly fresh eggs.. ..,.. 30c oozer
Hams, any oraaa u
Hams, ptcnlc 10
Chicxens, aressea to oraer juc pv
We retail goods at the wholesale price,
deliver to any cart of the city
PORTLAND MARKET CO 170 Third St.,
Wholesale and Retail Commission Merchant
Oregon phone Grant be.
Sale of Stocks Guaranteed.
Companies, corporations or Indlrlduala havj
ing property tor saie win oo weu io wi ,
nr-if xv mv b. aneclalty of selllnsf nit
Ing etoclc. railroad stock. Irrigating companies
xtoek-. In fact, all legitimate stock and Invest-!
menu are guaranteed the purchaser from lots 1
therefore we have no trouble in selling ctocu
or other property under our plan.
Northwestern Guarantee U.
Mora. Or.? or 119 Flrrt stt Vtta4