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THE MOUSING OEEGONIAN, THURSDAY, BECEMBEB 5, 1901.
THE WHEELER'S FATE
Derelict Barge Pounded to
Pieces in the Breakers.
COLORED COOK WAS DROWNED
Craft "Wits Abandoned by the Tag:
VoHburs; Seven Days Ago
Struck the Denck Near
NEWPORT, Or., Dec. 4. The lumber
barge C. H. Wheeler, bound from Ne--
halem to San Francisco, with 552.000 feet
of lumber, went ashore two miles south
of Yaquina bar about 10 o'clock this
morning. The Wheeler, which tvos lost
in a jtorm off Cape Blanco, by the tug
Vosburg, November 27, has been making
her way up the coast ever since. She
was sighted early this morning by the
life crew, directly opposite the station,
being about three miles off shore, signal
ing for a tug. but there was none here
to go to her assistance. She had main
sail, foresail and jib set, and was slow
ly making her way north, but drifting in
shore all the time. About 9 A. JL she
was close to the outside line of the break
ers. The crew then lowered the mainsail
in hopes of bringing her around on an
other tack. Falling in this they attempted
to make for the bar, and sail her into the
bay, but their attempt was futile, as
they could not steer her. The wind was
light and the tide ebbing. Their last
hope had vanished, and before them was
nothing but the white lines of the break
ers, and the chance of a watery grave.
They soon passed over the flrst line of
breakers, and then big waves rolled upon
them, carrying away the mainmast.
Coles Swept Overboard.
The colored cook, J. W. Coles, was swept
overboard, and was seen clinging to
wreckage a short time afterward, but
evidently did not survive long. Such a
fury of waves beat on shore that Captain
Wellander knew that an effort to launch
the surfboat would be futile. Life-savers
ran the beach apparatus out on the beach
to a point where it was believed the barge
would come ashore after passing the line
of breakers. On the outer reef the barge
seemed to be in a calm place, with head
to sea. It was thought the anchor had
been let go, and that she would ride there
in safety for a time at least. In a few
minutes it was clear that she was still
drifting, and Anally she swung broadside
to the sea. A large comber rolled over her,
throwing her on beam ends, and every
thing above decks went by the board. One
of the men clung to some wreckage and
came ashore half a mile above the place
of the wreck. The other two stayed with
the main deckload, which followed in the
wake of the derelict, about two miles to
the southward, where she struck. It was
a very close call for these two, as they
would be first on one end of the lumber
as the sea would throw it high in the air,
and then would scramble for the other
end. They were almost exhausted when
the life-saving crew, who dashed into
the surf above their waists, throwing
the unfortunate men a line. The third
seaman was more dead than alive when
picked up by two surfmen. He sustained
several external injuries, none serious.
The sailors found hot coffee and warm
clothing awaiting them at the life-savers'
quarters. The Wheeler was drove well
up on shore, and $art of her cargo can
uc J-ne survivors were: T. Peter
son. San Francisco; A. Peterson, Aber
deen, Wash.; if. Yderman, Nehalem. The
lost, J. W. Coles, of San Francisco. Sea
man A. Peterson gives the following ac
count of their experience:
Story of a. Survivor.
The Wheeler, in tow of the tug Vos
hurg, left Coos Bay Monday, having put
in there on account of a stress of weather.
When about 70 miles off shore, at 7 P M
on the 27th, the hawser parted, as we "supl
posed. We showed lights, put up a piece
of the mainsail to keep her head to the
sea, and at the same time one of the
crew got a bright light to show the posi
tion of the barge. Wo saw the lights of
the tug for about 15 minutes after break
ing adrift. After getting up sail we
worked the vessel up to the wind, but
could make no headway, and drifted
northwest for about 35 hours. Friday at
11 A. M. we tacked about and made an
easterly course until Saturday morning,
when we struck a heavy southeast gale.
There was a heavy sea running all the
time, but we took very little water
aboard. We drifted north-northwest until
Sunday morning, then about 8 A. jtf. tho
wind shifted and we steered east-southeast,
continuing on this course up to Mon
day morning, when we got a heavy gale
from the southward, later changing to
southwest Tuesday night atlA.JL we
got a wind In shore and sighted Yaquina
headlight about 7 P. M. Provisions were
exhausted by this time and we tried to
' 'bout-ship.' but were unable to work her
around. All this time the wind was blow
ing so hard that we were unable to carrv
sail. About 12 o'clock the wind calmed
down and we made sail and tried to head
off shore, but in spite of all our effort.,-
the vessel kept drifting m closer until off
laqulna Bay. It was then that we de
cided to try and make this bay, as it was
Impossible to keep her off shore any
longer. We tried to head the vessel for
the entrance, but she was quite unman
ageable and would not answer her helm
and drifted over the south spit.
In the Breakers.
"After getting Into the breakers, we
shipped a tremendous sea, and the main
mast and rigging were carried away, with
a large portion of the deckload. A few
minutes later another sea swept the rest
of the deckload overboard. Coles and
Seaman Yederman were carried overboard
by the flrst sea.. Yederman drifted ashore,
clinging to a plank, and was picked up
by -the life crew. Coles, who had si life
preserver on, drifted around with the
wreckage, and that was the last seen of
him by us. I and T. Peterson were swept
overboard by the second sea that boarded
the vessel, but managed to keep on top
of the great mass of lumber that formed
a kind of raft In the lee of the vessel as
she drifted down the beach In the surf,
until nearly opposite the life station,
where we were rescued from our perilous
position by the life crew.
Spoken by the Robert Dollar.
"Yederman is badly bruised and cut
about the head and legs. We escaped
with some slight bruises. The life-saving
crew did everything possible for, our com
fort. About 12 M. on Tuesday the steamer
Robert Dollar, going north, answered the
distress signal which we have kept flying
since -we were cast loose. She came up
close to our lee and told us to get a tow
Unc ready. We attempted to pass a lino
to the Dollar by making a small line fa?t
to a barrel and letting It drift to the
jjtcamer. but the barrel . drifted to wind
ward, while the steamer lay to leeward.
After waiting a short time and failing to
get a line, the steamer departed, leaving
us to our doom. That was the only sail
we sighted. It seems that the Dollar
could have got our line if she had gone
tp windward. I cannot Imagine how w
ever got to shore, as the sea kept break
ing continually over us. and tossing our
raft about In the air in an indescribable
From the moment the vessel was sighted
the life-saving crew was In readiness to
give all the assistance possible, and but
for their promptness. Seaman Yederman's
life would have been lost, as he was help
less from the cold battering of tho surf
when he drifted Into shoal water.
The crew severely condemns the captain
of the tug for deserting them. They say
he had taken on a fresh supply of coal
at Coos Bay, -while aboard the Wheeler
was another hawser better than the one
ASTORIA, Dec. 4. When the news
reached here this morning- that the dere
lict lumber-laden barge C H. Wheeler
had been sighted off Yaquina, her prin
cipal owner, C. H. Wheeler, the Xehalem
mlllman, was in Astoria, and made ar
rangements to have the tug Samson go to
her relief, but before she could be got
ready to start, word came that the barge
had gone Into the breakers and had been 1
CL-AItA BROWX "WRECKED.
Xear Al-ICi Point.
SEATTLE, Dec. 4. The steamer Clara
Brown, one of the largest sternwheelers
on the Sound, was driven ashore at Al-
l Kl Point last night at 7 o'clock, during
the gale which raged all night. In trying
to round the point on her usual trip to
Seattle from Tacoma. the steamer repeat
edly broached to, and was in imminent
danger of foundering. She was complete
ly unmanageable. She finally drove up
on the beach half a mile south of the
point The passengers Jumped overboard
and made their way through the surf.
The beach was fortunately sandy. The
gale has continued all day and the weath
er side of the boat has been battered In.
She is full of water, but she will proba
bly be saved unless the gale becomes
much worse. It Is not thought that her
YAQUINA 3AY, "WHERE
hull is badly damaged, owing to the char
acter of the beach where she came
No other sternwheel steamer on the
Sound would have weathered what the
Clara Brown did last night Her firm
ness, her depth of draft and' her strength
kept the vessel from going bodily over
or foundering In the heavy seas Into
which she constantly tumbled despite ev
ery effort to keep her oji an even keel.
The Clara Brown, Captain Charles Cad
well, left Tacoma early last evening on
her usual run to this city, knowing a
gale was coming, but not realizing wfiat
the fury of the gale would be. It was
blowing moderately on the Sound from
the southeast, which rather speeded the
vessel on her course. Not long after
leaving Tacoma the wind shifted into the
southwest and soon came up a living
gale that was not long In whipping up the
sea. The vessel passed Port Robinson
Lighthouse and rounded into the long,
straight stretch of over a dozen miles to
Al-Ki Point The sea was pounding on
the shore and breaking into surf white
and deep as a big snow bank, and the
crew realized then that they would have
a spell of It when the time came for
rounding Al-Ki Point Long before tne
steamer reached the point the fury of tne
gale almost made It Impossible to keep
the boat on her course and up to her
work. The Brown draws about 3 to
four feet of water, a much greater depth
than the average of sternwheel steam
ers, and In this and her comparatively
low upperworks lay the steamer's compar
ative safety from serious damage.
RUSSIAN TONNAGE DUTIES.
New Schedule of Chargres at Vladl
TACOMA, Dec 4. Oriental advices say
that the Russian authorities at Vladivo
stok have withdrawn the new tonnage
duties recently Imposed there on all for
eign vessels. Heretofore all vessels have
paid harbor charges amounting to 30 ko
pecks per mast In October the Japanese
steamship Yamashlro Maru was com
pelled to pay 1500 rubles as additional
tonnage duties before she was allowed
to enter. The amount was paid under
protest, the Japanese Consul being In-,
formed that these charges were author
ized by the new Russian tariff.
The Consul then demanded that Japan
ese vessels be declared exempt under
a clause of the tariff excepting vessels of
all nations entitled to the most-favored-natlon
treatment The Russian customs
officers decided the case In Japan's favor,
and the next Japanese steamship to en
ter paid only the usual charges.
According to dispatches received at Yo
kohama a number of American vessels
were required to pay the new tonnage du
ties at the same time. It was expected
that the money would be returned and
American steamers olaced on the same
footing as those of Japan.
TWO BAltGES MISSING.
Ten Lives Are Imperiled in the Bay
S'j;. JOHN, N. B., Dec. . The tug Gyp
sum King. Captain Blizzard, arrived here
this afternoon with one steel barge in
tow and reported that two other barges,
the Gypsum King and the Gypsum Queen,
broke away from the tow this morning
about six miles off Point Le Preaux, In
the Bay of Fundy. There are grave fears
that the barges with their crews of five
men each are lost though the captain has
hopes that, as they are schooner rigged
and fitted with sails, they may have been
able to make through the storm.
Domestic and Forelsrn Ports.
ASTOItlA, Dec 4. Arrived down at 11 A. M,
Danish bark Princesse Marie. Left up at 1
P. M. Norwegian bark Olivia. Condition of
bar at 5 P. M.. rough; wind southwest, weath
San Francisco, Dec A. Arrived Steamer Se
quoia, from Portland; eteamer Lakme. from
Columbia River; schooner Alcalde, from Gray'a
Harbor. Sailed Steamer Columbia, for As
toria; steamer Newburrr, for Gray's Harbor;
steamer Tenus. ror aaufmith.
Yokohama, Nov. 20. Arrived Thyra, from
Portland. Or., and San Francisco for Hon?;
Konjf. Sailed Nov. 2 Empress of India, from
Honfj Kong for Vancouver.
Hong Kong, Dec 3. Sailed Duke of Fife,
Cochin. Dec A. Sailed Yangste, from Seat
tle. Hlogo. tc, via Suez.
Cherbourg. Dec. 4. Arrived Patricia, from
Plymouth for Hamburg.
New York. Dec 4. Sailed Cevlc. for Liver
pool; Philadelphia, for Southampton; Zeeland,
for Antwerp, via Cherbourg; Majestic, for Liverpool-Rotterdam.
Dec 4. Arrived Statendam,
from New York.
Queenstown. Dec A. Arrived Celtic, from
New York for Liverpool. Sailed Ultonla, from
Liverpool for Boston.
Southampton. Dec 4. Sailed Kaiser "Wil
helm der Grosse, from Bremen for New York.
Tacoma, Dec 4. Arrived Steamer Washte
naw, from San Francisco.
New York. Dec 4. Arrived Oceanic, from
Seattle, Dec 4. Sailed Steamer Pleiades,
for Son Francisco.
HJMJHBwdr IMF' H i WWTWIfii vVi ' iWHHHMBIMWHw
KETTESEN GETS $10,000
DAMAGES AGAINST BU.VKER HILI,
Jfc SUL.LIVAX 3IIXIXG COMPANY.
He Fell Down a. Shaft and Wag Se
verely Injured This He Contend
ed Wa. Due to Negligence.
After an hour's deliberation, the Jury
returned a verdict of $10,000 in favor of
Gunder Kettlesen, whose suit against the
Bunker Hill & Sullivan Mining Com
pany was tried In the United States Dis
trict Court yesterday.
The plaintiff was injured by falling
down a 90-foot chute In the company's
mine near Wardner, Idaho, and brought
suit for 1 10.000 damaees. setting: ud the
contention that the defendant was negll- j
gent in not providing him with the neces-
defendant's negligence. The plaintiff's
claim for damages was based on the con-
tentlon that the chute was from 60 -to 90
feet In length, and that the incline was
very steep and dangerous. Kettlesen was
very badly Injured by his fall, and It was
conceded by both sides that his Injuries
were of a permanent nature.
The defense denied any negligence, con-
tending that the plaintiff received his in-
THE LUMBER BARGE O. H. WHEELER WENT A SHORE.
Juries' as a result of his own carelessness. J
The lawyers for both sides say that the
matter was fully and fairly handled by j
Judge Bellinger, and that his charge to
the Jury Indicated a thorough grasp of
the facts and law In the case. The Jury
retired at 4:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon.
Thomas O'Day. of Portland, and F. C.
Robertson, of Spokane, represented the
plaintiff, and Rufus Mallory. of Portland,
SENSATION IN FERRIS CASE.
Gibbons Said to Have Offered ?300
for Polnonlnp- Plaintiff.
The sensational feature of the trial of
the 520,000 damage suit of Clarence Stanley
Ferris against Thomas Gibbons was the
evidence of Edward Murray that Gibbons
offered him $500 If he would poison Ferris.
Murray, from the year 1SS6 to 1900, was
a conductor In the employ of the City &
Suburban Railway Company, and Is a
friend of Ferris. He Is at present work
ing as a conductor on a Seattle street rail
way. He testified that he and Gibbons
had a number of drinks together In a sa
loon, and Gibbons asked him if he wanted
to make some easy money. Gibbons said
he would fix up a bottle for him to give
Ferris a drink, but to be careful not to
drink any of It himself, and agreed to
give him ?500 if he would do the Job.
On cross-examination by S. C. Spencer,
of counsel for the defendant witness told
what saloon the conversation occurred in,
and said he had paid his own expenses
here from Seattle. He was asked If his
wife had not commenced divorce proceed
ings against him In this county, and the
question was objected to.
The evidence of Mrs. Ferguson, called
by the plaintiff, was very favorable to
the defense. Mrs. Ferris was brought
to Mrs. Ferguson's home In the month
of December, 1900. by Mr. Gibbons, and
remained there from Saturday until Mon
day. This was Just after Mrs. Ferris left
her husband. The witness said:
"Margaret said she wanted a divorce.
She said she could not live with her hus
band; but that Mr. Gibbons did not want
her to get a divorce, and said he would
not have anything to do with her If she
got a divorce from her husband. She was
very nervous and excited at the time."
Mr. Spencer Didn't she state, as a rea
son why she could not live with Ferris,
that he locked her up In a closet, and
threatened to kill her If she didn't deed
her property to him?
"Yes, she did."
"Didn't she also say that while she was
at McCartney's house her husband tele
phoned to her and threatened to take her
away In the hurry-up wagon?"
"What other reason did she give for
being afraid of him?"
"She said he threatened to kill her if she
didn't turn over her money and property
to him. and that she was afraid to take
medicine from him, for fear he would
Mrs. A. Weisenbach, an aunt of Mrs.
Ferris, testified that Gibbons spoke against
Ferris, and said if Mrs. Ferris had been
sane a little longer she would have ob
tained a divorce from Ferris. Gibbons,
she testified, said on a certain occasion
that if his girl died he would kill that
Mrs. Gibson, another aunt, testified that
Gibbon? Influenced the girl's mind so that
she was somewhat afraid of her husband,
and Gibbons also Intimated that Ferris
was responsible for his wife's Insanity.
Mrs. Gay. a nurse, testified that Ferris
was affectionate to his wife.
S. F. Clarke testified that he met Gib
bons one day on Fourth street. Gibbons
referred to the death of the baby of Mr.
and Mrs. Ferris, and said it would be
better if Mrs. Ferris was also dead.
Isaac Allen, whose son, Scott Allen, Is
the father of Margaret Ferris, testified
that when Margaret's mother died. Gib
bons and his wife got the child. His son
sort of willed It to them. Mr. Allen said
they did not visit the child afterward, and
was proceeding to say that It was because
Gibbons sent them word not to do so,
when an objection was made by Mr.
Spencer. Judge Sears sustained the ob
jection, and the witness was then ex
cused. Mrs. Wyllc a sister of Mr. Ferris, was
the next witness. She testified that after
Mrs. Ferris left her husband and went to
the home of the McCartneys, she went to
see her. Mrs. Ferris promised to return
to her husband the next morning, but did
not do it as she afterward stated, because
of the Influence Gibbons had over her.
She said Stanley had been unkind to her
and had assaulted her with a stick of
wood, hut she subsequently admitted that
Stanley was only playing. When the baby
died. Gibbons, who had been drinking,
was quarrelsome. He objected to a min
ister being sent for. saying It was too
late, because the child had not been chrisU
Mr. Spencer Didn't you tell McCartney
your brother was going to kill him and
Gibbons for harboring her?
"I didn't tell them that. I said he
Mrs. Kclsay. a colored woman, who was
employed for nine weeks In Gibbons home
-when Mr. and Mrs. Ferris lived there,
testified that Ferris and his wife were
very affectionate. They were like two
children. Gibbons took Mrs. Ferris Into
a room one day, and she afterward came
into the kitchen crying. He scolded her
for not keeping accounts straights, and
said she did not keep papers right
When Attorney Spencer began to cross
examine the witness, she said: "There is
no use cross-questioning me. I ain't going
Mr. Spencer asked her how she came
to be a witness, and she answered that
she was sent for to come to Mr. Hltchlngs
office. She said: "I received a paper and
thought I had to go, the same as I be
lieved I had to come here. This is the
flrst time I have been in court, and It
will be the last time. I wouldn't have
come If I hadn't thought It was a criminal
case. Nigger wenches In this country
don't tell lies." '
Clarence Stanley Ferris was the last
witness on his side of the case. He testi-
fled that Glbbons introduced 'him to his
adopted daUghtcr, Margaret Allen.' They
company for two" years and were
marrled October 18. 1999. They got along
as harmoniously as a man and wife could
get along. On the morning of December
7, 1900, he came home. He was employed
on the Madlson-strcet bridge, operating
the draw, and was up all night When he
came home his wife complained that her
head pained her, and he advised her to
rest He went to his room to sleep, and
she came in several times and caressed
him. When he awoke In the afternoon
she was gone. He stated that on the day
previous he had overheard Gibbons say
to Mrs. Ferris: 'You must mind what I
tell you. You must leave that man; If
you don't he will poison you. I am the
only one who has ever done anything for
When he charged Gibbons with having
made thlse statement Gibbons denied It,
saying: "I will never come between the
bark and the tree."
Ferris further said: "Gibbons poisoned
her mind against me." The witness told
of the death of their child. He said he
left It playful and well when he went to
work In the evening. At 3 o'clock in the
morning Gibbons telephoned to him that
the baby would be dead If he didn't hurry
home. He said he couldn't leave the
bridge, because he could not get a man to
take his place, and did not get home until
7 o'clock. Gibbons called him a murderer
and a brute.
Ferris next explained that $4200,, which
his wife had, was expended In repairing
her property, and 11SCO was paid for two
lots, on which they built a house. He
never squandered a cent, and the deed to
the home was In her name. When his
wife left him, he said he telephoned to
her. and she said she didn't leave of her
own accord, but Gibbons was the cause of
It. She promised to return the next day,
and when she did not come, he telephoned
again. She Informed him that Lawyer
Davis and Gibbons were keeping her there.
He next saw his wife at the Insane asylum
In August, 1601. She was completely de
mented and did not recognize him.
Ferris, on cross-examination, denied
having Ill-treated his wife.
Mrs Ferris Is now said to be recovering.
For the defense, W. O. Stitt. a neignoor
of Ferris, testified that he heard Ferris
swear at his wife, and tell her she was
all the time wanting bomething.
The trial will be resumed today.
OFFERS Jf-lOO TO D. M. WATSON.
County Will Take Some Wells, hut
D. M. Watson, who contracted to furnish
the County Poor Farm with a supply or
1.000 gallons of water dally from wells,
was offered 5100 by the County Court yes
terday for the wells that were accepted.
The full contract price was $1175, and the
County Court holds that Watson has only
supplied 4000 gallons of good water daily.
The water In the lower wells is declared
unlit for use, and they have been rejected.
One of thec is located near the cemetery,
and two others close by a creek In wfilch
It Is said there Is sewage. When the court
convened yesterday morning for the trans
action of county business. Judge Cake
said: "it has been decided by the board
not to consider the wells at the foot ot
the hill, but those at the top of the hill
will be considered. Mr. Watson's con
tract was to furninh us with 12.000 gallons
dally, and it Is estimated that he has fur
nished about 4000 gallons, which we are
now using and willing to pay for. We
will pay him $100 and allow him the right
of proceeding further and carrying out hi3
This latter means that Mr. Watson is
allowed to sink more wells. C. J. Schna-
bcl, who appeared as counsel for Watson,
said: "The court has made certain find
ings, but the only evidence was that ot
"ou understand," replied Judge Cake,
"that this Is not a lawsuit If he wants
to accept, all right; If not, he can take
the matter to- another court. This court
takes the view that the water in the
lower wells Is not fit to be used."
WANTS $10,500 DAMAGES.
Dnvld Coulter Sues II. D. Winters,
for Causinir HI" Arrest.
The trial or the suit of David Coulter
against 11. D. Winters for 510,500 damages
was begun yesterday afternoon before
Judge Frazer and a jury.
Coulter keeps a grocery store In Winters'
building at Grand avenue and East Davis
street Winters several months ago had
him arrested on a charge of larceny ot
50 cents' worth or wood, and after a
hearing In the Police Court the case was
dismissed. Coulter claims damages on
the ground that his reputation has been
John Manning, counsel for Winters, ad
mitted the arrest and acquittal, and con
tended that the charge had not been ma
licious. Frank Phillips testified that Win
ters on one occasion told him that he had
everything go his way. except the man
who ran tne store. When he got him qui.
It would be all right. This conversation
referred to Coulter.
R. J. Slhler, Thomas Drlscoll, Annl
Drlscoll, Mrs. C J. Stimson and M1m
Randall testified that Coulter's reputation
was good. Most or these witnesses knew
him at Kelso, Wash.
William Wood testified that Winters
tried to get Coulter out of the building
by a proceeding In the Justice Court In
ters failed and he then said he might an
better after a while. Winters prior to
that time spoke well of Coulter.
Various other witnesses were examined
to prove the good reputation of tho plain
tiff. Winters several years ago was the de-
fendant In a breach of promise suit
brought by May Osmun, and finally was
compelled to pay a Judgment of 510,500.
Judge Bloomtteld and John Dltchburn
appeared as counsel for Coulter. The trial
will be concluded today.
COUNTY TO HAVE 14 PRECINCTS.
There Will Be 14 Road Supervisors
Increase In Expense SJ2250.
The latest decision arrived at by Judge
Cake and the" County Commissioners in
regard to redisricting the county. Is to
have 14 election preclnct3, and 14 Road
Supervisors. The territory will he 'divid
ed so as to accommodate the voters as
well as possible. As each Road Super
visor earns about $750 a year, this will
Increase the expense for Road Supervisors
about $2250 annually.
In the city limits, where there have
been 54 precincts, there will In the future
be 64 On the West Side there will be
changes In all of the wards, and on the
East Side there will be two new precincts
In the Ninth Ward.
CONVICTED OF ROBBERY.
John O'Brien Found Guilty of Steal
ing a Watch from Joe Lnbelle.
John O'Brien was tried and convicted In
Judge Frazer's Court yesterday on a
charge of robbery of a watch from Joe
Labelle, on November 9, at midnight on
Burnslde street, between Second and
Labelle testified that he missed hl3
watch, but he whs under the Influence
of liquor, and did not know who took
It from him.
George Mitchell, a fruit vendor, testi
fied that he saw the tussle, and he posi
tively Identified O'Brien as the robber.
Police Sergeant O. P. Church gave evi
dence concerning the arrest of O'Brien.
STILL FIGHTING LOGGING SUIT.
Third Trial of C. O. Dergninn va. In
mnn. PoixlKcn & Co.. Beirnn.
The third trial of the suit of C. O.
Bergman vs. Inman. Poulsen &. Co., to re
cover $3500 for logs, was begun before
Judge George and a Inn' vestcrdav.
Bereman claims a-Hen under the Wash- i
!nirfnn InTW fn crtmA Irtm- nHlnk Tnnnn I
O-.. Jlt (?l44V IVj), t 4111.11 Alliiltlll,
1'oulscn & Co. obtained from a third '
party. The case has been in court since
lsu, anu nas oeen to tne Supreme Court
and back on points of law, and is still
being stubbornly fought '
Milton w Snith w t. nron-ctr -r.
David Stewart, of Chchalis. appear as ,
Tr, f. uo xx Vr o-T. '
for the defense. ' "
SUES LODGE FOR ?2000.
Loulnc Weljienfluh BrlnRfi Action
Aprnlnst A. O. U. W. for Insurance.
Louise Welssenfluh yesterday com
menced suit In the State Circuit Court
against the Grand Lodge. Ancient Order of '
United Workmen, to recover $2000 Insur-
. un au.uuui ui a ucuvuuuiry ceruu-
cate executed to her husband, Albert
It Is alleged that he became a member
of Portland Lodge, No. 27. on February
22. 1901. and died on March 7. following,
and that the payment of insurance has
been refused. -William Reld appears as
attorney in the case.
AVON SUIT THE THIRD TIME.
North Pacific Lumber Co. Secnres An
other Verdict In It Favor.
The Jury In the case of Balfour, Guthrie
& Co.. against the North Pacific Lumber
Company returned a verdict for the de
fendant In Judge Cleland's Court yester
The suit was to recover 53230 reclama
tion on account of two cargoes of lum
ber shipped to Chile several years ago.
some of which was said to be of Inferior
quality. The case has been tried three
times, and each time the defendant won.
It was sent back from the Supreme Court
recently on a technical point, for third
Articles of Incorporation.
Articles of Incorporation of the Slgler
Company were filed In the County Clerk's
office yesterday. The Incorporators are
B. D. Slgler, A. J. McDanlel and A. T.
Smith. The capital stock Is $10,000. The
objects are to deal in provisions and prod
uce. Incorpbratlon articles were filed for the
New York Consolidated Mining Company,
by S. B. Watrous. J. T. Walls and H.
Kaser. Capital stock Is $100,000.
Distribution of Cntltn Estnte.
W. W. Catlin. administrator of the es
tate of Guy Catlin. deceased, filed his final
report In the County Court yesterday.
The balance on hand for distribution is
5G449. The heirs are the administrator,
who was a brother of the deceased, and
two sisters, Sarah C. Smith, of Adrian,
Mich., and Helen M. Catlin, of Boston.
Sscs for Divorce.
Mary E. Everest has sued Martin Ever
est for a divorce, because of desertion.
They were married In 1SS5, in Washington
WADE'S BAD NAME AT HOME
Served a Term in the "Workhouse,
and Is a Toujcb.
The Newcastle News, of Newcastle,
Pa., In Its Issue of November 27, has this
to say about John Wade alias Ewlng,
arrested with W. H. Dalton charged with
the murder of James B. Morrow, on the
East Side. last month: "Wade was a res
ident of Wampum. Pa., until a little more
than a year ago. He has been on the
Pacific Coast about one year, and what
his vocation there has been Is a matter
of question with his acquaintances and
those with whom he associated In his
home town. After Wade was arrested
In Portland, It became necessary, con
sidering the feeling that was evident, to
remove the prisoner to the County Jail,
where he will be detained under a special
guard In order to ensure him from mo
lestation. Later, he will be taken to
Vancouver. Wash., where he will be
guarded from mob violence by United
States regulars. The prisoner's father
Is known here as 'Spikey Wade,' and he
and the other members of his family in
Wampum are employed In coal mines In
this region During the IS years Jack
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Wade spent In this community he be
came well-known to the criminal author
ities. For his last offense here, he was
given a term in the workhouse, after
completing which he returned to Wam
pum and left for the West"
The Portland police authorities say
that It will not be necessary to take
Wade to Vancouver, and that there was
no decision reached to take such a step.
Delayed by the Gale.
The gale which raged at the mouth of
the river Tuesday was the worst that has
occurred in many years, and the wind
blew so hard on the bay at Astoria that
tho steamer Gatzert was unable to crofs.
She left Astoria at 11:30 P. M. and after
proceeding as far as Tongue Point was
obliged to put back. The beacon lights
were out and the wind was blowing at
a Turlous rate, making progress Impossible
without grave danger. The Gatzert lert
last nlrcht from Astoria for Portland.
are most fre
quently to le
seen upon the
face, neck or
they are liable to appear upon other parts
of the body. When they legin to spread
and cat into the tlesh. sharp, piercine
j pains are felt as the underlying tissue is
destroyed and the tender nerves exposed.
Cancerous sores develop from very trifling
causes; a carbuncle orboil, swollen gland,
a little watery blister on the tongue or
lip, a wart, mole or bruise of tome kind
becomes an indolent, festering sore,
which in time degenerates into cancer.
"Ten ycara csro I J5Sf5?
asa a bozo on my icii
temple, which tho
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and bleed, then scab
I over, but would
a.lcillrr S. S. S. aWhllO
cno Boro osrhi to s-
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matter had passecl
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toOii In all about
thirty bottlos, continulntr it for aomo
timo aftor tho soro had hoa'ed. to b
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is tho only preparation on tho market
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tten irons, than ycaclalm forit. lljaUTlz
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AI.VSLIE. DR. GEORGE. Physician. .COb-0.Ul
ANDEHSOX. GL'STAV. Attorney-at-Lav...011!
ASSOCIATED PRhSS E. L. Powell. Mngr.aiW
AUS1EX. K. C. Manager for Oregon and
Warhlnyton L'ankers' tlfe Association ut
Dea Molne. Iu 30--302
BANKERS' LIFE ASSOCIATION. OF DEri
MOiXES. IA.. F. C. Austen, ilsr. ..5JJ-303
BEALS. EDWARD A.. Forecast Official U.
S. Weather Bureau 10
BENJAMIN". R. . Dentist 3M
BiXsWAXGSR. OTTO S.. Phjsiclan and
BRuCK. WILBUR F.. Circulator OreRo-
BiiOVN. MYKA. M. D SU-oU
BRl'EUE. DR. O. E.. Physician.. -tl!-!!-.- 11
BL'sjTEED. RICHARD 3a:
CA.II.i:LL. WM. M.. Medical ReO-ree
Equitable Life TOO
CAN-NtN'G. M. J C02-CUJ
CAUKiX. G. E.. District Aenl Travelers"
Insurance Company "13
CAKDUELL. DR J. R "Olt
CHURCHILL. MRS. E J 71C-7ir
COLUMBIA TELEPHONE COMPANY
CORNELIUS. C. W.. Phys. and Surgeon.. 2LTJ
COLLIER. P. F.. Publisher; S. P. McGulre.
DAY. J G.. & I. N 318
DICKSON UK. J. F.. Physician 713-714
DWYER. JOE E. Tobaccos 4(U
EDITORIAL ROOMS Eighth Floor
EVENING TELEGRAM 3'J5 Alder Street
EQUITABLE LIFE ASSURANCE SOCI
ETY; L. Samuel. Mgr.. G. S. Smith.
FEN TON. J. D.. Phjsiclan and Surgeon. 5U0-1O
FENTON. DR. HICKS C. Eye and Ear. .511
FENTON. MATTHEW F.. Dentist 500
GALVANI. W. H.. Engineer and Draughts
GAVIN. A.. President Oregon Camera Club
GEARY. DR. EDWARD P.. Physician and
GIESY. A. J., Physician and Surgeon. -.700-710
GILBERT. DR J. ALLEN. Physician. 401-402
GILLESPY. SHERWOOD. General Agent
Mutual Life Ins. Co 404-405-400
GOLDMAN. WILLIAM. Manager Manhat
tan Life Ins Co.. of New York 200-210
GRANT. FRANK S.. Attorney-at-Law GIT
GRISWOLD &. PHEGLEY. Tailors
131 Sixth Street,
HAMMAM BATHS. Turkish and Russian.
HAMMOND. A B 31U
HOLLISTER. DR. O. C Physician, and
IDLEMAN. C M.. Attorney-at-Law.41-17-18
JOHNSON. V. C 315-318-317
KADY. MARK T.. Supervisor of Agents
Mutual Reserve Fund Life Assn.... 604-005
LITTLUFIELD. H. R-. Phyo. and Sur. 20G
MACKAY. DR. A. E.. Phys. and Surs.-7U-7Li
MANHATTAN LIFE INSURANCE CO. of
New York; W. Goldman. Manager 209-210
MARTIN. J. L. & CO.. Timber Lands.... 601
McCOY. NEWTON, Attorney-at-Law 715
McFADEN. MISS IDA E.. Stenographer. .201
McGINN. HENRY E.. Attorney-at-Law.311-12
McKENZIE. DR. P. L.. Phys. and Sur.512-13.
METT. HENRY' -13
MILLER. DR. HERBERT C. Dentist and
Oral Surgeon C0S-G0O
MOSSMAN. DR. E P.. Dentist 513-514
MUTUAL RESERVE FUND LIFE ASSN;
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McELROY. DR. J C. Phys. & Sur.701-702-703
McFARLAXD. E. B.. Secretary Columbia
Telephone Company 60S
McGUIRE. S. P.. Manager P. F. Collier.
MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE CO.. of Xew
York; Sherwood Gillespy. Gen. Agt..404-5-G
NICHOLAS. HORACE B.. Attorney-at-Law.715
XILES. M. L.. Cashier Manhattan Life In
surance Company of New York 200
OLSEN, J. F.. State Agent Tontine Sav
ings Association. Minneapolis 211
OREGON CAMERA CLUB 214-215-210-211
OREGON INFIRMARY OF OSTEOPATHY
OREGONIAN BARBER SHOP: Rudolph
Marach. Prop 120 Sixth street
OREGONIAN EDUCATIONAL BUREAU;
J. F. Strauhal. Manager .! 200
PORTLAND EYE AND EAR INFIRMARY.
Ground Floor. 133 Sixth street
QUIMBY. L. P W., Game and Forestry
REED. WALTER. Optician 133 Sixth street
RICKENBACH, Dll. J. F.. Eye. Ear. Nose
and Throat 701-703
ROSENDALE, O. M., Metallurgist and Min
ing Engineer 510
RYAN. J. B.. Attorney-at-Law 513
SAMUEL. L.. Manager Equitable Life 300
SHERWOOD. J. W., Deputy Supreme Com
mander K. O. T. M 517
SMITH. G. S.. Cashier Equitable Life 300
SMITH. DR. L. B.. Osteopath 400-410
SMITH. GEO. S.. Cashier Equitable Life.. .300
STUART. DELL. Attorney-at-Law 017-018
STOLTE. DR. CHAS. E.. Dentist 704-703
SURGEON OF THE S. P. RY. AND N. P.
TERMINAL CO 700
STROWBRIDGE. THOMAS H.. Executive
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SYSTEM COMPANY. OF OREGON 513
TONTINE SAVINGS ASSOCLVTIOX, Min
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TUCKER. DR. GEO. F.. Dentist G10-G11
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U. S. LIGHTHOUSE ENGINEERS. 13TII
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