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THE MORNING OKEGONIAN, FBIDAY, APRIL" 4, 190Z.
STEAMSHIPS RUN LIGHT
THE ORD3NTAL FLOUR TRADE IS
Heavy Stock at Hong; Kong Paget
Sound Steamer Sail With Hair a
Cargro-First April Ship.
The Oriental flour business has fallen
away to very small proportions, and the
steamship lines operating: between this
coast and Hong; Kong and way ports are
heavy sufferers in consequence, and if it
continues, some of the vessels will be com
pelled to retire from the field. Mall ad
vices from Hong Kong, under date of
March 11, report stocks aggregating 1.C00,
000 quarter sacks, of which 1,000.000
were Oregon and Washington, and the
remainaer California brands. "With this
enormous stock hanging over the market,
prices were rapidly drifting from bad to
worse, and It -was practically Impossible
to .work any new business. Exchange
was lower and there was a. generally un
satisfactory condition of affairs. Many
of the flour merchants were selling below
cost in order to unload before the wet
season began and spoiled their stocks.
The demand Is reported to have reached
Its limit some time before the letter was
written, and was Insufficient to keep the
market clear with so much coming in all
the time. So many shipments have been
made direct to the northern ports that
the Bong Kong merchants are no longer
able to work off a surplus In that direc
tion. The Portland & Asiatic line has not
yet felt the full force of this flattening
out of the business, as the Indrapura,
sailing yesterday morning, carried nearly
45,000 barrels, and the Maria, now loading,
will carry upward of 40,000 barrels. The
steamship Duke of Fife, sailing from
Puget Sound yesterday, was obliged to go
out almost empty. She had but 2000 bar
rels of flour, and hardly enough miscel
laneous freight to keep her In ballast
trim. The Japan market is not much
better than that of Hong Kong, as the
cargo saved from the wrecked steamship
Knight Companion is still hanging over
that market. About 40,000 barrels of the
flour on the Knight Companion was for
Hong Kong, and as this Is four times as
much as Japan has been taking from a
single steamer when it was dumped on the
Japan market at bargain rates, it demor
alized matters for a long time.
The entire cargo of the Duke of Fife
was less than 1000 tons, according to the
manifest printed In the Tacoma News,
and a portion of this was lumber.
GRAIN FLEET LEAVING.
For First Time Since September, In
Port List Lean Than 24,000 Tons.
The French bark Bldart sailed yesterday
morning for Queenstown or Falmouth for
orders, and for the first time since last
September the list of grain tonnage In the
river has fallen below 24,000 tons net reg
ister. On "September 20. 1901, the figures
were 24,002 tons, and a day later an incom
ing fleet brought them up to 30,867 tons.
The departures a few days later set the
figures back to 27,067 tons on October 5.
They passed 40,000 tons October 29, and
on November 19 were up to record propor
tions, with 54.912 tons net register in the
river under charter for wheat-loading. A
month later there were but 32,721 tons in
the river, but on December 30 heavy ar
rivals swelled the list to 59,833 tons, and
on January 8 the largest list on record
was htre, the total net register amount
ing to 63,233 tons, the fleet numbering 37
ships. From this figure there was a drop
to 27,553 tons, February 22, but on March
10 there were 46,050 tons.
Since then, there has been a steady de
cline in the amount in port, and yester
day but 23,042 tons net remained after the
departure of the BMartu These figures
wijl- be cut .down to much smaller pro
portions In a few days,. as there are four
ships, the Lota, Barmbek, Inchcape Rock
and Rockhurst, now at Astoria, ready for
sea, and the Marlon Lightbody is ready
to leave down. Meanwhile the en-route
list has reached and passed low-water
mark for the seascn, and Is now rapidly
climbing upward again.
Master of French Bark Sigrhis a Dan
Mr. C. Henri Labbe, French Consular
agent, has sent the following notice to
the branch hydrographlc office:
"I beg to Inform you that Monsieur
Crolgnou, master of the French bark
Ernest Legouve, reports the following
" 'December 17, 15dIT at 4 P. M., while
sailing under a fair northeast breeze, be
ing in latitude 35:14 south, and longitude
152:58 -nest, he passed within about 150
meters of a rock, over which there was
very. Uttle water. At 4:20 he perceived
another rock directly ahead. He then
put about and again noted the first rock,
and saw that it was about 100 meters long
and that the water was breaking white
over It. The Instructions speak of rocks
seen by the ship Jupiter In the night of
December 3, 1878, and situated in latitude
36:57 south, longitude 152:35 west. As
longitude the rocks seen by him corre
spond by about 23 miles, but the difference
Is too great -to be the Jupiter.' "
FIRST APRIL SHIP.
Marion LltbodjrCIe'nrs for Queens
tovrn nt; a'low Freigrht Rate.
The British ship Marlon Lightbody
finished loading- yesterday morning, and
will clear today with 122,878 bushels of
wheat valued" at $79,87L She was dis
patched by Kerr, Glfford & Co., and Is
the first vessel of the April fleet to leave
port. This is the Marlon Lightbody's
third trip from Portland, and her present
cargo Is the smallest she has yet taken
away trom the port. Her owners have
been rather unfortunate in having the
ship reach this port at .an unfavorable
time for freights. On her first trip here
she came In unchartered In February, 1896,
at a time when freights were at very low
ebb. The best offer that was made her
was" 22s 6d, and, rather than accept that
rate, her owners bought a cargo from J.
R. Cameron and floated It themselves, but
were still losers by the operation, as
nejther the wheat nor the freight market
improved. On that voyage the vessel car
ried 123,002 bushels of wheat. She came
to Portland again last season, and loaded
122,996 bushels of wheat at a 40-shlllIng
rate. This season she goes out at 25 shil
lings, which Is about the bottom of the
market for the season to date.
VICTORIA'S BIG FLEET.
Nearly Forty Ships Now Headed for
the Canadian Port.
There 1s a fleet of between 30 and 40
sailing ships on the way to Victoria, says
the Colonist one of the largest fleets
listed for that port for some time. There
are seven laden ships coming from Eng
land, a dozen or more lumber carriers
from various ports, to load lumber at
Chemainus, five or six going to Hastings
end the Burrard Inlet mills, for lumber,
a fleet of four from Hong Kong in ballast
for orders, and. several other cargo-carriers
coming in ballast seeking or for qr
ders. The fleet bound to Chemainus In
cludes the Star" of Bengal, now at San
Francisco; the German ship Ostara, from
Santa Rosalia; Antigone, from Santa Ro
salia; Lake Leman, from Iqulque; India,
from Taltal; George Thompson and Juan
Mara.no, from Valparaiso, and a number
of -other vessels. The J. D. Everett Is
en route from Manila, and the bark Chal
lenger from San Francisco to Burrard
Inlet; the Artemis is coming from Santa
Rosalia in ballast, to load salmon on ac
count of Robert Ward, "and the Deccan,
Invermay, Duns Law end Vlsurgls are en
route from Honolulu for orders, as well as
some other vessels not yet listed.
MUCH "WRECKAGE ASHORE.
Life Buoy of the Mattcavrnn "Washed
Up South of Flattery.
PORT TOWNSEND. "Wash., April 3.
Neah Bay Indians, returning from the
coast south of Cape Flatters', report that
the beach Is strewn in places with a large
amount of wreckage, consisting of pieces
of boats, oars, spars and rigging from ves
sels. They say that they never saw such
a large amount of wreckage. At Quilla
yute. In a pile of wreckage, a life buoy
was found with the name "Matteawan"
on it. The buoy was brought to Neah
Bay and turned over to the Indian agent,
who sent It to Tacoma on the steamer
Alice Gertrude today.
Repairs to Government Vessels.
SEATTLE, April 3. Repair work on the
coast and geodetic survey boats Patter
son and Gedney is well under way. "When
completed the two vessels will be ready
for a hard cruise in Alaskan waters this
Summer In the execution of the survey
work on the north coast line. The larger
amount of repairs will be to the Patter
son. The Gedney is in fairly good shape,
a considerable sum having been spent
upon her last season.
The main and spar decks on the Patter
son will be entirely rebuilt. In addition
two new boilers will be Installed and the
entire vessel overhauled. The Gedney will
have but one boiler replaced. The Pat
terson will be out of commission for more
than another month.
Remission of Fine Asked For.
ASTORIA, April 3. President "Wheeler,
of the Wheeler Lumber Company, owner
of the tug George R Vosburg, was fined
$500 by Collector of Customs Fox a few
days ago for carrying 2S passengers. Her
certificate allows her but 12. He has flled
a protest to the -Treasury Department,
asking that the fine be remitted. Accom
panying the protest are affidavits by Cap
tain Loll and the purser, stating there
were only 12 passengers on board, the
other persons being the crew of 14 and
several children, for whom no fare was
collected. The tug's inspection certificate
limits tho number of her crew to nine.
The papers have bpen forwarded to Wash
ington, where a decision will be rendered.
Death of a. Sailor.
ASTORIA, April 3. Charles Sweeney,
second mate of tlio three-masted schooner
Lizzie Vance, which arrived in from San
Francisco yesterday, died last night un
der rather peculiar circumstances. In
the afternoon he came ashore, end soon
became Intoxicated. He then went to
the schooner John A., and, boarding her,
lay down. It was noticed that he was
breathing unnaturally and a physician was
called. The sailor was found to be suf
fering from heart failure, and expired
shortly afterward. Sweeney was an un
married man, about 30 years of age, and is
believed to have been a native of San
Francisco. His body will be burled here.
"Will Not Increase Shipments.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, April 3. The
sugar shippers here, while appreciating
the offer of the Elder-Dempster Company
to carry sugar hence to England free of
charge pending the relief extended by the
actual abolition of the bounty system,
doubt whether the offer will materially In
crease shipments or give the planters as
sistance, seeing that 80 per cent of the
production is exported to America. The
planters were hoping for substantial as
sistance from the British Government.
Ship Captains Heavily Fined.
SEATTLE, April 3. Thornton J. Morris
and George A. Murk, two ships captains,
accused of brutally beating Nels Jenson,
second mate of the schooner Maid of Or
leans, were found guilty of assault and
battery and were fined $150 each and costs
by Judge Griffin today. The case occupied
two days in the criminal department of
the Superior Court.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 3. Tho torpedo-boat
destroyers, Paul Jones and
Preble, have been placed in drydock at
the Union Iron Works, for the purpose, It
is reported, of having their bottoms re
built. Neither vessel has made satisfac
tory speed, both having a tendency to
drag, and they require somewhat of an
Fonr Boats on The Dalles Run.
THE DALLES, Or., April 3. Both the
White Collar Line and the Dalles, Port
land & Astoria Navigation Company have
two boats on The Dalles-Portland run,
the White Collar Line now operating the
Bonlta and Tahoma, and the D. P. & A.
N. Co", running the Regulator and G. W.
Shaver. There Is considerable passenger
travel on the river at the present time.
May Be a Treasure Ship.
VICTORIA, B. C April 3. A dispatch
from Carmanah. Point reports that a brig
antine resembling the Blakeley, which
sailed from here early In the year, with
an expedition to search for the Cocos
Island treasure, was off Clallam Bay this
Steamer Tacoma Arrives.
VICTORIA, B. C., April 3. The steamer
Tacoma, from Yokohama, arrived this
evening. She passed the ship Senator In
the Straits, bound to Seattle from Glas
gow. Domestic and Foreign Ports.
ASTORIA, April 3. Sailed at 8 A. M. Brit
ish Bteamer Indrapura, for Hong Konj? and
way porta; British ship Fulwood, for Callao;
French bark Bldart, for United Kingdom, for
orders; steamer Elder, for San Francisco. Ar
rived down, at 8 A. M. British ship Inchcapo
Bock. Condition of the bar at 4 P. M., Mode
rate; wind south; weather showery.
San Francisco, April 3. Arrived
Schooner Maggie C Russ, from Coos Bay.
Sailed Ship Two Brothers, for Chlgnlck Bay;
steamer Columbia, for Astoria; steamer Cen
tennial, for Cook Inlet; schooner Webfoot,
for Coos Bay; bark Tidal "Wave, for Port
Gamble; barkentlno Quickstep, for Tacoma;
steamer Newburg, for Gray's Harbor.
Havre, April 3. Arrived Latouralne, from
Naples, April 3. Arrived Hohenzollcrn, from
New York for Genoa.
Liverpool. April 3 Arrived Teutonic, from
Singapore, April 1. Arrived Hyson, from
Liverpool for China, Japan and Seattle
Madeira, April 3 Arrived Denblgshlre,
fromTacoma a. St. Vincent. C V., for Naples.
New York, April 1. SaHed La Savole, for
Havre; Crefeld, for Bremen; American, for
Hamburg. April 8. Sailed Numantla, for
' Queenstown, April 3. Sailed Westerland.
for Philadelphia; Germanic, for New York;
both from Liverpool.
Manila, April 1. Sailed Indrashama, for
Port Bald, April 3 Arrived Moyune, from
Liverpool, for Shanghai and British Columbia.
San Francisco, April 3. Sailed, at 11:30 A.
M. Steamer Columbia, for Portland.
Queenstown, April 2. Arrived German bark
Werra, from Portland.
San Pedro, April 2, Arrived Steamer Ful
ton, from Portland.
Seattle, April 3. Arrived Steamship Kalsow,
from Port Townsend; U. S. S. Grant, from
cruise: steamer Trader, from Tacoma; ship
Guy C. Goss, from San Francisco-
Tacoma, April 3., Arrhed, April 2 Ship
Dashing "Wave, from San Francisco; steam
schooner Queen of Pacific, from fishing. Sailed
British steamship Duke of Fife, from Hone
Kong; April 2, British ship Tamar, from
Queenstown; steamer Santa Ana, from "San
Hoqulam, April 3. Arrived Schooner Lllll
bonne, from San Francisco for Aberdeen;
schoner Henry Wilson, from San Francisco for
Aberdeen: schooner Dauntless, from San Pedro
Irving Unveils Carte Wlndoir.
LONDON, April 3. Sir Henry Irving
unveiled a memorial window in honor of
the late D'Oyley Carte in the Chapel
Royal, Savoy, today, in the presence of
the widow and a large gathering of
FAVORS TO NORTHWEST IN JUNE
Union Pacific Isaacs Handsome
Folder, Qnotinjr Rates and Terms
and Picturing: Portland.
"Portland and the Northwest" Is the.
title of a folder Just Issued by the Union
Pacific Railroad. Its object Is to give
Information about means of reaching the
National Convention of the Travelers'
Protective Association of America, to be
held in Portland, June 3-7; the supreme
lodge of the Ancient Order of United
Workmen, to be held in Portland, June
10-20; and the Young People's Christian
Union of the'Unlted Presbyterian church,
to meet In Tacoma. July 23-27. On account
of the Tacoma meeting tickets from the
East will be sold to Portland on the same
terms as to Tacoma. The dates of sale
for the T. P. A. and the A. O. U. W.
meetings to be held In Portland will be
May 27 to June 8, Inclusive. For tho
NAMED FOR JOINT SENATOR, MULTNOMAH AND
CLACKAMAS, BY REPUBLICANS.
Christian Union meeting In Tacoma the
dates of sale will be July 16-21, Inclusive.
The rates and conditions quoted are as
From Missouri River terminals.
Council Bluffs to Kansas City, In
elusive ..: ffo 00
From Chicago 50 00
From St. Louis 47 50
From Peoria- 4S 00
For the Portland meetings going pass
age must be continuous to first Colorado
or Wyoming points en route; west thereof
And east of Oregon, stop-overs may be
made at any point within 10 days from
date of sale, and after reaching Oregon, at
any point within going transit limit of 53
days from, date of sale. Returning, stop
overs allowed within final limit at and
west of Colorado common points, Chey
enne to Trinidad, Inclusive, and points
west of St. Paul, Minn., and Port Arthur;
east thereof tickets only good for con
tinuous passage. Final -return limit, 60
days from date of sale.
For the Tacoma meeting tho same ar
rangements will be In effect, except that
stop-overs will be allowed at and west
of first Colorado or Wyoming point en
route up to and Including September 10.
Final return limit, September 15.
The circular starts out with a blrds
eyo view of the City of Portland. Other
Illustrations are the Shoshone Falls, In
Idaho, Mount St Helens, in Washing
ton, an Oregon mountain scene. Elk
Mountain, in Colorado, and a map of
the Union Pacific system, including tho
Southern Pacific. About 1500 words of
matter descriptive of the country along
the Union Pacific. Oregon Short Line and
O. R. & N. Railways and some condensed
time tables fill the remainder of the
dozen pages of the folder. All the Illus
trations and the cover designs were made
expressly for this publication, and the de
scriptive matter was specially complied
for it It makes Portland and the North
west the prominent features, and Is a
valuable advertisement for the country.
General Passenger Agent Fee, of the
Northern Pacific, has Issued a circular
authorizing the same rates to the Tacoma"
and Portland meetings as are quoted by
the Union Pacific, making Seattle, Tacorna
and Portland common points for all that
business. James Charlton, of the Trans
continental Passenger Association, sends
notice of this authorization to the mem
bers of his association for their informa
tion and guidance. Neither the Union Pa
cific nor the Northern Pacific are mem
bers of that association, which does not
yet appear to have taken any definite ac
tion with reference to tho rates for these
meetings in the Northwest.
NEW PLACE FOR PEARSON.
Assistant Superintendent of Eastern
Part of Northern Pacific.
ST. PAUL. April 3. The affairs handled
by the operating department of the North
ern Pacific have Increased so greatly In
volume that a new office was created to
day to become operative April 15. The
new office Is that jof assistant general
superintendent, with headquarters In St.
Paul. The office will not coniflct with a
similar office on. the western portion of
the system, held By A. "W. Law. who will
remain In Tacoma. A. J. Pearson has
been appointed to the new office, and will
have Jurisdiction under General Superin
tendent Kimberly over the eastern portion
of the road.
Mr. Pearson has been superintendent for
the Pacific division, with headquarters at
Tacoma. Newman Kline, at present divis
ion superintendent of the company for the
Yellowstone division, with headquarters
at Glendlve, Mont, has been appointed
superintendent for the Pacific division.
C. W. Houston, trainmaster, will assume
charge of the Yellowstone division. The
appointments were announced today in a
circular Issued by General Superintendent
M. C. Kimberly.
OREGON IN S. P. EXHIBIT.
Will Have Equal Shovr With Cali
forniaNot Till 1004.
Some time ago The Oregohlan copied
from a "San Francisco paper the an
nouncement that the Southern Pacific
Company would make an extensive ex
hibit of California products and Industries
at the St Louis Exposition. General Pas-
senger Agent Craig, of the O. R. & N.,
took the matter up with Assistant Traf
fic Director Campbell, with, a view to
ascertaining why there should be ap
parent discrimination against Oregon In
railroad exhibits at that exposition. It
was traced to W. H. -Mills, land agent of
the Southern Pacific, who originated the
plan of making a great Southern Pacific
display at St Louis, and fie officially de
clares that Oregon will be Included with
California in whatever display the com
pany shall make, that there will be no
discrimination whatever against Oregon,
and that this state shall have full credit
for its productions. This letter Mr. Camp
bell sent to Mr. Craig.
Incidentally Mr. Mills says that no prep
arations for collecting this exhibit have
yet been made, because It Is generally
understood that the St. Louis Fair can
not take place In 1903, as has been an
nounced. It being understood that St.
Louis cannot possibly have the exposition
ready for opening before 1904, It Is deemed
unwise to make collections that will be
come stale by that time. Mr. Craig also
says that St. Louis people with whom he
has come In contact seem pretty well
settled In the belief that the fair cannot
open until 1904. But Oregon will be well
represented there whenever It shall open.
PURCHASE COLORADO SOUTHERN.
In Interest of Rock Island Exten
sion of Salt Lake.
DENVER, April 3. The News today
Speaking of the recent sale of the Colo-
rado & Southern Railway, a Denver man
who-clalmed to have his information from
officials of the -Colorado & Southern said:
"It is true that control'of the Colorado
& Southern has been purchased by per
sons acting In the Interest of the Chicago,
Rock Island & Pacific Road. The pro
posed Increase of J15,000,000 In the capital
of tho Rock Island which will be voted on
by the stockholders of that road on June
4, Is for the purpose of extending the Clear
Creek branch of the Colorado & Southern
across the range, through Middle Park
and Routt County, thds establishing an
air line from Denver o Salt Lake. The
branch will leave the Clear Creek Road
near Empire and cross the range near
"Part of the understanding is that the
Colorado & Southern will dispose of its
half interest In the Colorado Midland, pre
sumably to the Denver & Rio Grande. The
extension will be built by a construction
company, and the claim Is that It will cost
not to exceed $15,000,000. The Colorado &.
Southern has three different surveys
across the state, one of which was cross
sectioned 10 years ago."
The News also hints at the probability
of a powerful triple alliance having been
formed between the Colorado & Southern,
the Rock Island and the Colorado Fuel &
Iron Company, the latter concern being
particularly Interested In the development
of tho coal and Iron deposits of North
western Colorado, through which territory
the proposed extension of the Colorado &
Southern will pass on its way to Salt
Two Air Lines.
CHICAGO April 3. The Record-Herald
tomorrow will say:
"Two projects are now credited to the
Rock Island management which will
change materially the railroad map of tho
West and Southwest and bring in new and
possibly disturbing conditions. One Is the
building of the line from Fort Worth to
Galveston and the other Is the purchase of
the Colorado & Southern with a view to
extending tho Clear Creek branch of the
line across the range through Middle Park
and Routt Counties. Colorado, thereby es
tablishing an air line from Denver to
Salt Lake. Officials of the company to
day admitted that surveys for such a Gal
veston line were being made. It is said
that if built the new line will pass through
Dallas, Tex., and thence will bo nn air
line to Galveston."
HARRIMAN COMING TO PORTLAND.
Now On His "Way Through California
Stubbs Also to Come.
E. H. Harriman, head of the Union
Pacific and Southern Pacific system. Is
now in California on his way to visit the
Pacific Northwest He came back from
Mexico early lost week, and spent a few
days In the Colorado Canyon. A week
ago today he reached Los Angeles, and
since then he ha3 been examining South
ern California, The San Jose Board of
Trade sent him an Invitation to an auto
mobile excursion through the Santa Clara
Valley, and he accepted It for some time
In the week beginning next Tuesday. It
la not expected that he will reach, San
Francisco until about March 15. He will
remain there a few days, and then move
northward, and he Is expected to arrive
in Portland some time in the last week
of the month. But he Is a Jaw unto him
self on this trip, and he may hasten or
retard his speed at any stage o'f the jour
ney, and the time of his arrival In Port
land may vary considerably from that
Indicated so far. It Is possible that he
will bo here shortly after tho middle of
the month. He travels by; special train.
Traffic Director Stubbs went to Mexico
with Mr. Harriman, but he was called to
attend a conference of railroad traffic of
ficials at Los Angeles a week ago last
Monday, relative to the course to be taken
by tho railroads In defending the suit
brought by the Government to prevent
Illegal rate-making. After that confer
ence Mr. Stubbs went back, it was an
nounced, to join. Mr. Harriman In the
visit to the Colorado Canyon, but has not
been with Mr. Harriman In California,
according to the dispatches, and it Is pre
sumed that "he -went on East to attend
to Important business. It Is supposed that
"be will rejoin the Harriman party in Cali
fornia, ''and will come to Portland with
Mr. Harriman. It Is understood that they
have matters of considerable importance
to consider while here, and that they are
likely to remain In Portland several days.
Columbia Southern Extension Survey
President Lytle, of the Columbia South
ern Railroad, has a report from Chief En
gineer A. E. Hammond, saying that he
had completed the survey for the pro
jected extension of the road from Shanlko
as far as Crooked River, a distance of 72
miles. Now he is at work In tho country
between Crooked River and Bend, the pro
posed terminus of the extension. The
survey thus far completed covers the most
difficult part of the line, and the engi
neers are surprised at the easy grade they
have been able to obtain. Between
Shanlko and Hay Creek, where It was
expected the grade would reach above 3
per cent, a good line has been located
with a maximum grade of but 2 per cent,
and that for only a mile and a half of the
distance. Between Hay Creek and Crooked
River the maximum grade is but L8 per
cent From that point to the end of the
line the grade will be still less.
Traffic Again Free.
BUTTE, Mont., April 3. Three Great
Northern trains blockaded for four days
by the blizzard In North Dakota arrived
late last night. The regular schedule will
be resumed tonight -Traffic also has been
resumed on the Northern Pacific in this
GREAT FALLS. Mont, April 3. Pas
sengers numbering 325 have arrived on the
snow-bound train from St. Paul. The
train wns hold in snaxr in White Earth, on
the Great Northern, three days. One child
died, a sick man became Insane, and an
other attempted suicide.
ST. PAUL, April 3. The Northern Pa
cific announced today that matters have
been arranged at McKenzIe, where floods
had Interfered with the running of trains,
so that there will be no further delay.
Tito Big; Mortgages Filed.
MINNEAPOLIS, April 3. The Northern
Pacific today filed two mortgages with the
Register of Deeds a prior lien mortgage
of $130,000,000 to the Mercantile Trust Com
pany and a general lien mortgage of $190,
000,000 to the Farmers' Loan & Trust Com
pany. Both are to be flled in every
county in which the Northern Pacific op
erates. "Will Try to Save It.
CHICAGO. April 3. Members of the
executive committee of the "Western Pas
senger Association met here today to con
sider the changed status of the organiza
tion owing to the withdrawal of the Rock
Island road. It is said a etrong effort will
be mode to prevent the dissolution of the
organization. One scheme is to consoli
date with the trans-Mlssisslppl and South
western Passenger Associations, but op
ponents of the plan argue that Interests
which would be affected by the combina
tion are too varied to permit of harmoni
Track-Raisins In Chlcas.
CHICAGO, April 3. The old City Coun
cil marked its last business session last
night by unanimously passing the Bur
lington track-elevation ordinance, which
requires the raising of 88.53 miles of
track of the Chicago, Burlington &. Quln
cy, Chicago & Northwestern, Panhandle,
Chicago Terminal Transfer, Chicago
Junction and Santa Fe Railroads. The
cost Is estimated at $2,000,000, and the
work must be completed by December
First New Train. "West.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 3. The first of
the 10 new trains recently constructed by
the Pullman Company for the dally over
land service between San .Francisco and
Chicago via the Southern Pacific, Union
Pacific and Chicago & Northwestern lines,
arrived at Oakland pier this afternoon
with a good complement of passengers.
This series of trains has C03t the lines In
question over $1,000,000. Although it had
traveled 2000 miles, tho train presented a
Denver & Northwestern.
DENVER, April 3. The Denver '&
Northwestern Railway Company today
filed amended articles of Incorporation In
which the proposed route as far as the
Colorado state line is given. The line Is
to run as heretofore published, through
Middle Park and Routt County.
The Northern Pacific city ticket office
has been moved back to temporary quar
ters In the rear of the building occupied
at the corner of Morrison and Third
streets, while Improvements in tbe build
ing aro in progress.
"W. D. Sanborn, Burlington agent in San
Francisco, has gotten out a circular call
ing the attention of San Francisco mer
chants to the great range of trade terri
tory In the Northwest that they do not
now reach, and suggesting that they get
Into this field more vigorously "by use of
tho Burlington lines and connections.
Immigrant Train Ditched.
UTICA, N. Y., April 3. A north-bound
passenger train on the Mohawk & Malone
division of the New York Central Rail
road jumped the track at "Woods' Lake
early today, and five coaches loaded with
immigrants were ditched. Fourteen peo
ple were hurt, but none fatally, It Is said.
Greatest ' in leaveningstrengthr ajspoonful
raises more dough, or goes further.
Working, uniformly and perfectly, it makes the
bread and cake always light and beautiful, and
there is never caused awasteof good flour, sugar,
butter and eggf
With finer food and a saving of money comes
the saving of the health of the family, and that is
the greatest economy of all.
price baking powder co,
also see that the " Ball's Head" Is on the package. Doctors
everywhero prescrfbo it and all hospitals use It exclusively In cases of coughs, colds, hoarse
ness, croup, bronchitis, and all affections of the throat. It cures quickly and permanently.
Thousands of testimonials are received from grateful patients who have been cured by
" Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup." All druggists. Lore bottles, 25c.
FREE. A Beautiful Calendar and Medical Booklet sent free postpaid to any one who
will write A. C. HEYER & CO.; Baltimore, nary land, and mention this paper.
SMALL HOPES IN MARION
DEMOCRATS DO NOT HAVE A PROM
But They Boast of Their Ability to
Elect One State Senator and
SALEM, April 3. Tho Marlon County
Democratic Convention to be held in this
city Saturday promises to be a tame af
fair. There will be no contest for places
on tho ticket, other than for Legislative
candidates. The nomination of Furnish
by the Republicans has not disconcerted
the Marlon County Democrats. They hold
that the Pendleton man will prove no
more formidable than Governor Geer
would have done. George E. Chamberlain
Is a strong favorite for Governor, and It
Is believed that the Multnomah County
man is the strongest that can be named
by the party.
The Democrats express confidence In
their ability to elect one Senator and two
Representatives, with the possible addi
tion of a Joint Senator with Linn. This 13
the extent of the Democrats' hope of
success at the forthcoming election.
VT. H. Holmes, of this city, will bo the
choice of the convention for joint Sena
tor. Those most prominently mentioned
as Senatorial candidates are: Frank Dur
bln. retiring Sheriff; Dr. "W. H. Byrd and
J. A. Jeffrey, of Salem; S. Tomllnson, of
"Woodburn, and John A. DItter, of Sub
limity. The last three men aro also men
tioned as possible candidates for Repre
sentative. Other names mentioned In con
nection with tho Legislative ticket as
Representatives are: "W. T. Slater and
G. H. Crolsan, of Salem; B. A. Northman
and Frank Mangold, of Gervals, and Gl H.
Cusslter, of Silverton.
For nominations on the county ticket
there will be little competition. For Sher
iff, B. B. Colbath, present deputy Sheriff,
Is the probable nominee, as other lead
ing aspirants for the place havo with
drawn. The race Is considered extremely
doubtful, since the Republicans havo
nominated Stelwer, of JefTeraon. A. M.
Dalrymple, a newspaper man, of this city,
may receive the nomination for Clerk.
Fred Bents, of Buttevillo, and "William
McKay, of Champoeg, will be candidate
for nomination as County Commissioner.
No names have been prominently men
tioned In connection with the offices of
Assessor, Treasurer, Recorder, Surveyor
PITTED AGAINST CROISAN.
L. H. McMahon Becomes Independent
Candidate for State Senator.
SALEM, Or., April 3. L. H. McMahon
today filed a petition signed by 54 citizens
of Marlon County, asking that he become
a candidate for the office of State Senator
from Marlon County. The signers reside
in Silverton, and are members of all po
litical parties. McMahon is an attorney
in this city. "When seen this evening and
asked the meaning of this unusual move,
Mr. MqMahon said:
"I have a desire to represont Marion
County In the Oregon Senate, and I be
lieve that, as an independent candidate, I
can be elected. To state the matter plain
ly, I am a candidate against E. M. Crol
san, one of the Republican nominees. I
have always been independent in politics,
except from 1892 to 1S96, when I was a
member of the Populist party. I believe
I can get the Populist vote entire, a largo
part of the Democratic vote, and such of
the Republicans as may not desire to vote
their own ticket straight.
"I am a candidate against Crolsan be
cause I believe I can beat him on his
official record, and the further fact that
he recently organized the Republican par
ty In Marlon County In the interests of
"I will support Chamberlain for Gov-
For forty years 7
Note. Many mixtures, made in imitation of baking
powders, are upon the market. They ar?
sold cheap, but are dear at any price, be
cause they contain alum, a corrosive poison.
Keglected often means pneumonia or consumptic-JS.
There's a quick, euro Cure the old reliable '
Bull's Cough Syrup
" THE ONE THAT OUKES."
IT IS INFALLIBLE. IT HAS STOOD THE TEST
FOR FIFTY YEARS. It prevents consumption. Miss
Sara E. Willever, Phillipsburg, N. J., giving her experi
ence, writes : "I was troubled for several month? with
a severe cough, which would have turned to consumption
but for tho timely use of Dt. iJull'3 Cough Syrup.''
SMALL DOSE, PLEASANT TO TAME,
Do not accept cheap substitutes offered by unreliable deal
ers, who aro thinking of their profit only. Ask for the old
reliable "Dr. Boll's Coath Syrup." See that toa net It:
ernor, and will Immediately begin a per
sonal campaign, the nature of which will
depend upon the way the political situa
tion shapes up."
TS INTEREST OF SHINGLES. 5
Proposal -to Abate Discrimination
Tftrougb. the Legislature.
OLYMPIA. April 3. The shingle manu
facturers of Washington have a grievance, j
jluo iiuiu tutu, uits ruuroaas aiscriminaia
against them and they can get no relief
through the ordinary channels. They have
therefore taken up In a formal manner
the proposal of electlns: shlnelemn to tha
Legislature in order to get the relief need
ed. At a meeting of shingle manufacturers '
at Seattle last week the subject was dls-,
cussed at length, and thoueh no deflnlta
action was taken, it is understood that
an organized effort will be made In thoso
sections In which there are mills, to se
cure the nomination and election of shin
gle mill proprietors to the Legislature. .
New Sawmill Projeot. "
W. D. "Wolfe, an Eastern capitalist, 13 1
in me city ror tne purpose of securing a
site upon which to erect a sawmill with
a capacity of not less than 100,000 feet of
lumber a day. Some days ago A. S.
Caton and A. P. Howard, also men of I
capital from the Eist, purchased a con-
slderable amount of property In tills clty.
and at places adjacent thereto, and an-'j
nouncea tnat they too desired to erect,
mills. They asked a bonus of $5000 andi
agreeu 10 invest $20, wv. wnen Mr. woiie
came along, the former gentlemen showed
their faith In this section by offering hjm
a site for the proposed mill and tendered
him a bonus of $3000. The offer will vervr
probably bo accepted. '
Expensive Jury Session.
The recent jury term of the Superior,
Court, of this county, cost $2893. There
were six criminal cases tried and a num-,
ber of civil actions disposed of. Court t
was in session 28 days. A peculiar fact
In connection with the term was Lhat not
a single conviction was secured.
NO CHANGE IN BOUNDARY.
Markers on Alaska Frontier Not Snr-
"WASHINGTON, April 3. Relative to the
reported attempt of the Canadian sur
veyors to change surreptitiously one of
the markers on the Canadian-Alaskan
boundary, to the disadvantage of the
United States, it Is learned that the mat
ter is one which engages the attention Qt
the authorities here at least once a year.
Some miner comes In with a story of the
discovery of a true Russian boundary
mark, and the officials Immediately direct
an Investigation. A surveyor goes out'
with his Instruments and a camp, and
comes back disgusted, since In a course
of years the mythical Russian boundary
stones never have been found. The lastj
report of the kind led to one of these
routine Investigations, the report coming
from the Coast Survey, through the Treas-,
ury Department, to the "War and Navy
Departments, which detailed expert offi
cers, and their inquiry Is still in progress.'
MASONS IN GRAND COUNCIL.
Officers Elected and Installed Ban
qnet in the Eveningr.
CORVALLIS, Or., April 2. The Grand
Council of Oregon, Ancient Free and-ifi'
cepted Masons, convened here today, 'and
the following officers were elected nd In-'
stalled: M. I. M.. H. "W. Hall. Cotvallis:
G. D. st., "W. A. Denny. Portland : G. C.
w., B. cnipman, uorvams; O- 2J., a. aui
lock. Portland; G. R.. Seth L.'Pope, Port
land; G. C, J. H. Irvine. Lebanon; G. W.t
Penumbra Kelly. Portland; G. C. of G.
O. A. Deering. Portland; G. C. of C, S. L.
In the evening the officers of "Washing
ton Council, of Portland, conferred degrees
upon five candldates-J. R. Rowland, S.
L. Hays, S. N. Wllkins, Dr. C. MacLean
and Thomas Callahan. The exercises of
the evening closed with a banquet, presid
ed over by j-L L. Kline as toastmaster.