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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, TUESPAY, JULY, 8,1902.'
BLUE FOR PORTAGE
Board of Trade Report on
Paul Mohr Road.
SAYS PORTLAND IS TO BLAME
Negotiations for Control by Ontslde
Influences on Small Investment
Prospect for Alaska Steamer
Service Car Wheel Factory.
Considerable Interest was manifested In
the Board of Trade meeting held last
night. The most Important matter -was
the report of the committee on railroads
reciting: what had been done toward re
habilitating the Paul F.' Mohr transpor
tation enterprise and placing- the blamo
for non-success at Portland s door.
Chairman Austin, of the committee hav
ing in charge the matter of promoting a
steamship line to Alaska, reported the
prospect favorable for getting that en
terprise on its feet If responsible people
would take an Interest in It. President
Beach, Secretary Moore and Mr. Austin
were appointed a committee to get re
sponsible leadership for the ship line.
The secretary's pay was rateed from $100
to $150 a month. Several communications
were received, among them one from a
manufacturer of car wheels at Knoxvllle,
Tenn.. making Inquiry about the condi
tions for establishing his industry here.
These were referred to the proper com
mittees. There was some discussion
about a proper location for the proposed
drydook, and Secretary Moore and Messrs.
Bankln. Gulnean, Rountree and Fisk
were appointed to Investigate the matter
and report to the board.
Status of The Dnlles-Portng-e Road.
Joseph Gaston, chairman of the com
mittee on railroads, made the following
statement of the condition and prospects
of the Paul Mohr portage' railroad around
the dalles of the Columbia River:
I greatly repret that I am unablo to report
the success of the Board of Trade plan to
complete the portage railroad, and that there
are no prospects of the Immediate completion
of that road on any other plan. The plan this
board proposed was a good one. It prqposed
to adjust, harmonize and satiety all the con
flicting interests in that property by an ar
rangement that should liquidate al old claims
and vest the property In a new company. It
provided a contract with both the old com
panies which should cancel all the old mort
gages and retire all the stocks and bonds of
the Columbia Railway & Navigation Company
and pay off and discharge all the claims of the
Central Navigation & Construction Company.
This last named company had failed In Us con
tract to complete the road; but as it had ex
pended a large amount In grading, bridging and
for ties and rails and other materials, It had a
claim at deast in equity which was entitled -to
consideration. And besides this, the construc
tion company was In tlebt to various persons,
subcontractors, laborers and merchants, foun
dryraen and mlllmen In this city who had per
formed labor on the road or furnished materials
for it on the steamboats that were built. These
creditors were unpaid, and although most of
them had 'no legal recourse against the rail
road Itself, as thoy could file no Hens on It.
yet they had acted In good faith towards the
enterprise, and not only this bosrd, but also Mr.
Mohr. thought that the reorganization of the
concern should be so shaped as to provide for
these unsecured creditors, and the plan adopted
did so provide for them. And besides these
claims there were chattel mortgages on the
rails In the track, contractors liens on the
right of way, bankers who had advanced money
to both the old companies on their bonds and
notes, and general creditors of the construction
company for merchandise, materials and serv
ices, all of which had claims Justly, If not le
gally, entitled to consideration; and which. It
appeared to this board, should be merged in the
new deal and by funding them In a long bond,
make the enterprise pay and settle up and
clear off everything, as it was well able to do
if the road was completed as proposed.
To carry out this Idea of the board, articles
of Incorporation were prepared and signed to
incorporate a new icompany, to be called The
Columbia River Company, with a capital stock
of ?1.000,000. For stock In this new company,
the contract provided that the owners of the
portage road should sell and transfer the road
and all Its rights, property and franchises of
every description to the new corporation; that
the new company should thereon Issue $300,000
first-mortgage bonds, bearing Interest at 6 per
cent, and, being a first lien on all the prop
erty so received from the old company, and on
all additions to such property in the way of
terminals, extensions of the line and steam
boats 'built; which $300,000 of bonds were to
be disposed of at par to the people of Portland,
Lewiston and towns In the Inland Umpire,
and with $133,000 proceeds of the bonds, pay
off all the claims of the lien creditors, chattel
mortgages and bank debts, and with the re
maining $1C7,000 of such proceeds, to complete
the portage road to Columbus, provide equip
ment, terminal facilities and one steamboat
and four barges on the upper river.
To settle the claims of the unsecured t cred
itors 'or the construction company (who were
mostly Portland merchants and mlllmen), the
contract provided that they should have second
mortgage bonds or stock of the new company,
or If they preferred to do so, to have first
mortgage bonds equal to the amount of their
claims, provided they would take and pay for
an additional amount of first-mortgage bondB
equal to their claims.
To give the bond purchasers a voice In man
aging the road, the contract provided they
should have a bonus of $50 stock given with
each $100 bond, and that none of the stock in
the new company should ever be sold or trans
ferred to any competing railroad company or
its officers or agents; and that all the stock
issued to the present owners of the road in
payment of their Interests should be placed In
escrow for three years, subject to an option to
the purchasers of the bonds, and to the Board
of Trade. --whereby the bond purchasers or the
public- could, through the Board of Trade, pur
chase the entlro Interest of the present owners
of the property, the first-mortgage bonds being
received at vox as cash; and that from the
opening of the road the freight rates, by the
road and connecting boats, should be at least
25 uer cent less than existing rates between
same points and- distances, and that the river
line should meet any future cut in rates which
competing roads might make.
Of course, there was a time limit on the ex
ecution of this plan, which would be enforced
by expiration of equities of redemption under
the Sheriffs sales of the property in the State
of Washington. But there was ample time to
have carried it out and protect all the rights,
equities and Just claims of every creditor of
the road If there had been any real hearty
financial support given it In Portland. This
was the second effort to Interest the business
men of Portland In this Important work, ana
it cannot be said that an earnest effort was
not made. All the details of the plan were
given to capitalists of commanding influence In
the city, and submitted to the public for dis
cussion, and everybody had a chance to make
suggestions, all through the months of March,
April. May and June. A canvass of leading
capitalists was made In the towns of Lewistqn,
Spokane, Walla. Walla, Pullman, Genesee,
Takluia and" other towns Interested In the up
pefountry. and suoh encouragement was given
by those people that the work was sure to be
a success If Portland would do half as well.
Xiewlston people alone offered to take $05,000
v of the bonds at par. and had the cash ready.
And after canvassing the subject with the
business men of eastern Oregon and Washlng
ton.vand receiving so many assurances of sup
port, a canvass was made amog the capitalists
and business men of. Portland. Numerous
meetings were held with leading capitalists,
merchants and property-holders of Portland;
ana Messrs J. F. Watson. Walter F. Burrell,
A. L. Mills and J. Couch Flanders, and others
gave freely of their time and energy to an
effort to arouse an Interest In the matter and
bring Portland capital to support It. It was
soon discovered that there were many objec
tions anddlfficultlcs in the way of successful
consummation of the plan agreed upon, or of
any other plan.
A larze number of people were unwilling to
subscribe to what seemed to them to be a pub
lic donation after having pressed their resources
in behalf of tho Lewis and Clark Exposition.
The apathy, if not opposition, of a strong
financial elemont to any portage road because
It might Interfere with the Lyle and Goldendale
Railroad. In which they had already Invested
considerable money. ,
The Indifference, If not opposition, of another
Influential financial element, voiced by a lead
ing bank, who objected to the proposition, be
cause it was not a good bargain, and because
it called fcr too much money and stock to
settle with the lien creditors and old stockhold
ers, and because they held that It was a scheme
to pull chestnuts out of the fire for some
body. The holding back of a third class of men who
believed that procrastination was tho best pol
icy to 'freeze out" the old company and get
the property on better terms than now offered.
The discouragement produced by the pessim
ists who argue that the portage railroad hav
ing already failed, will be sure to fall again,
and that any money put into it would be
wasted rfhd lost.
And finally the opposition of the optimists,
who pretend to believe that, on account of the
recent Congressional appropriation tho country
will get the benefits of an open river in a few
months by a Government canal and locks, and,
therefore, it is useless to have a portare road
It was objected also that certain of the old
stockholders should have the management.
This objection was promptly met by offering,
the management and expenditure of all money
to Messrs. Watson. Burrell. Mills and Flanders
and better names than these cannot be found
And so the time In which this Important
enterprise should have been financed and work
commenced was wasted In meetings; apathy
and indifference, and for want of a trifling out
lay, Portland has lost its greatest opportunity
at the most critical period In the career of the
city to control the means of dominating and
controlling the commerce of the North Pa
cific Coast for all the future.
On May 17, the rails In the track were sold
under a decree of the court: on May 24, the
property and rights of way of the company
were sold by the Sheriff to satisfy contractors'
liens, and the further effort to Interest cap
italists to take the property and hold It to pro
ttcj the interests of this city, has been aban
doned. A few individuals, not heretofore in
terested In the matter, are now taking steps
to purchase In the Sheriff's titles to the port
age railroad property, buy ui the outstanding
bonds and foreclose the existing mortgages, so
as to get a clean title to the property for the
least possible outlay of cash. This proceeding
may tak& years of litigation, but In the end
it will wipe out all the floating debt, unsecured
creditors and old stockholders, and give the
purchasers the most Influential and valuable
piece of property In this country, for its cost.
It will then be Independent of all' other In
terests, and will be operated or, sold out so
as to make the most money for lu. owners,
without regard to the interests of Portland.
This report was looked upon as ending
the service of the Board of Trade In the
project for the present. It was filed with
out further action.
GOULDS AND COOS BAY.
Intimation From Chicago That Is Old
CHICAGO, July 7. Renewed activity in
completing the surveys of the propooed
line of railroad to Coos Bay, with an ex-,
tension probably to Portland, Or., and the
acquirement of options on properties at
the former place that will be very valua
ble only in the event of the completion of
the road, have started, speculation as to
the interest behind the proposed line. It
is being pointed out that the railroad sit
uation west of the Rocky Mountains fa
vors the supposition that the Gould inter
est would profit most largely by the con
struction of a new line from Salt Lake
to Coos Bay, and the Eastern Oregon coun
try. Such a line would rive the Goulds a
route through to the Coast.
Complaint About Machinery Itntcs.
CHICAGO, July 7. Complaint has been
made the rates on machinery to the North
west over the Northern Pacific and Great
Northern have not been taken Into con
sideration in the recent reduction of gen
eral freight rates to the distributing points
Irt that territory. Fully SO per cent of the
machinery which goes to the Northwest
is from Chicago. Fanners at intermedi
ate points between the Mississippi River
and the Pacific Coast say that the carload
rates on this class of. freight to Spokane,
one of the interior distributing points, is
$96 more than the rate, of Coast points. It
Is also made apparent that while there is
a fiat rate from Eastern terminals of these
roads to the Coast of $1 25 per 100 pounds
on agricultural machinery, the rate from
Chicago to the interior distributing points
of the Northwest is $1 C5; that from St.
Louis and from Upper Missouri River
points Is 20 cents lower than the Chicago
rates, but still 20 cents above the through
rates. Competition for through business
is the alleged cause of the higher rates to
"Western Union Ordered t6 Vacate.
PHILADELPHIA. July 7. President
Cassatt, of the Pennsylvania Railroad,
announced today that the Western Union
Company had been notified to remove Its
property from the railroad company prem
ises not later than September 30. Presi
dent Cassatt said:
"We have given the Westeren Union
Company until Sptember 30 to remove its
instruments and other property from our
offices. We do not look for any trouble.
The contract with the Western Union has
expired, and we made a new one with the
Postal Telegraph Company."
The Postal Telegraph Company began
today to handle business over the Penn
sylvania wires east of Pittsburg and Erie.
To Qnild Electric Rond.
H. Mellmann, of San Francisco, who Is
constructing an electric railway from
Pendleton, Or., to Walla Walla and Day
ton. Wash., went to Walla "Walja last
evening, accompanied by electric and hy
draulic engineers, for the purpose of In
specting the water and power sites in
the different localities on the line of road
in order to ascertain the most
desirable point at which to erect the
power-house. The company has a number
of options on different properties, and ono
water site on the Walla Walla River has
been presented to them, by tho City of
Milton, Or. Work will be commenced im
mediately. Xotv xv Line Down the Slnnlmv.
EUGENE, Or.. July 7. Colonel J. A.
Straight left today for the East, and it
Is reported that his mission is in connec
tion with a new railroad to cross the Cas
cade Mountains by the McKenzle Pass
and reach the coast at Florence. He has
been here In company with James Archi
bald, of Pennsylvania, and A. E. Fitch, of
New York, a lawyer and a civil engineer,
said to be In the employ of the Gould
interests. They have been examining
property along the proposed line.
Sale of Arkansas &: Choctaw.
ST. LOUIS. July .7. The Arkansas &
Choctaw Railroad has been purchased by
the St. Louis & San Francisco, giving the
Frisco road S5 miles of newly constructed
track through the Red River district, in
Indian Territory. It Is stated the consld-'
eratlon was about $5,000,000. The formal
transfer will take plfice July 10.
Hopeful of Alnskn's Farms.
COLUMBUS. 0.. July 7. Secretary Wil
son delivered the principal address at the
formal Inaugural exercises of the grad
uate school of agriculture at the chapel of
Ohio State University tonight. Speaking
of the agricultural possibilities in Alaska,
he predicted that the day is not far dis
tant when the value of Its agricultural
products will exceed that of its mlnesv
New York Navy-Yard Will Baild It.
WASHINGTON. July 7. Secretary
Moody, after consultation with his bureau
chiefs, gave "orders that one of the battle
ships authorized at the last session of
Congress be constructed at the New York
PILES CURED WITHOUT THE ICNIFE.
Itching, Blind, Bleeding or Protruding Piles.
No Cure. No Pay. Druggists are autaorlted by
manufacturers of Faro Ointment to refund
money where It fails to cure any case of piles,
no matter of how long standing. Cures ordi
nary cases in six days; the worst cases In four
teen days. .One application gives ease and rest
Believes Itching instantly. This is a new dis
covery and is the only pile remedy sold on
Positive guarantee, no cure no pay. Price, 50a.
f your druggist don't keep It in stock send u
50c in stamps and we will forward same by
mall. Manufactured by Paris Med. Co., St
Louis. Mo., who alio manufacture the celebrat
ed cold cure. Laxatlv Bromo-Qulalno Tablets.
BIG SHIP AND SMALL RATE
MAMMOTH GERMAN VESSEL CHAR
TERED FOR 1003 LOADING.
Small Vessel Chartered, for Flour
Loading Work Began on New
Tub for the Government.
Advices from New York yesterday re
port the charter of the German bark Al
ster to load at Portland In January, 1503.
at 2Ss. The Alster is a mammoth craft
of 2935 tons net register, and is accord
ingly the largest craft yet listed for
new-season loading. The vessel is now at
Antwerp discharging a cargo of wheat
from Puget Sound, and it is not known
whether she is coming direct to Portland
from Antwerp or by way of California
ports. Local exporters 'disclaim knowl
edge of the charter, and regard it as a
speculative venture, or possibly an en
gagement made by Fowler &. Ca, JTcw
York exporters, who have announced
their Intention of operating In this fleld
during the coming season. The German
bark Werra, one of the smallest of last
season's grain fleet, has also been char
tered to load flour at this port In No
vember or December. She is a vessel of
S57 tons net register, or less than one
third the size of the mammom Alster,
and Is the only vessel on the en route Hat
smaller than 1000 tons net register. The
Alster has never visited Portland, but
a number of other ships of the same line
have been here, among them being the
Alsterufer, Alstcrkamp and Alsterschwan,
the latter again heading for the Coast
under charter to load at either Portland
or Puget Sound. ,
Unless the Alster brings outward cargo
from Europe, the rate will not prove very
remunerative for her owners. Rates on
oil to the Orient have fallen so low, how
ever that It hardly pays a vessel to cross
the Atlantic In ballast to secure a cargo
and then repeat the performance on the
Pacific before she can find another one.
The British ship King David, well known
in this port, has been chartered to load
oil at New York In August-September at
17 cents one port or IS cents two ports In
Japan. This is 10 cents per case under
the rate prevailing a year ago, and makes
a difference of nearly $10,000 in the profits
of a single voyage of the ship. Nitrate
freights are also very dull, and It Is re
ported that the German bark Aster, now
bound to the west coast of South America
with cargo, is unable to secure a cargo at
the nitrate ports, and will come north to
FRIEND OF THE SAILOR.
Judge Hanford, of Seattle, Awards
Wages to a Deserting Seaman.
Judge Hanford, In the United States
District Court at Seattle, has Just rendered
a decision which will be of considerable
Interest all along the coast, where sailor
desertions are of every-day occurrence
during the shipping season. The Judge
has given a judgment for a libellant In
the action of an American seaman, him
self practically a deserter, to recover
wages for services on a foreign ship.
Similar action has been commenced
against a great many ships in Portland
at various times, but the decision of
Judge Hanford's is said to be the first
rendered In favor of the sailor. The Brit
ish ship Troop was the vessel which Is
held responsible for the desertor's wages,
and as her owners are pretty good fight
ers, the case may be appealed.
In the course of his written opinion
Judge Hanford calls attention to the
fact that rigorous laws have ljeen enact
ed by the United States for the sup
pression of schemes and devices by sharp
ers, crimps and boarding-house men to
cheat sailors out of their wages, and
these laws, the court declares, by their
own provisions, apply as well to foreign
vessels as to vessels of the United. States.
Michael Blake, an American citizen.
Joined the British ship Troop at Phila
delphia. He claimed to haVe been put
aboard the vessel without his consent; jn
fact, "shanghaied." On the shipping ar
ticles a signature purporting to be his ap
peared, and he was classed as second
mate. The articles also showed that he
had been paid one month's wages In ad
vance, such payment Itself being In vio
lation of the Federal statutes.
Blake went with the Troop from Phila
delphia to Corea, acting as second mate.
From Corea the Troop came to Puget
Sound and secured charter to take lum
ber from Tacoma to Melbourne, Aus
tralia. When the vessel arrived at Ta
coma Blake left her. Having again
reached American shores, he did not wait
to be discharged, but quit the x vessel
without leave. He demanded payment
of wages from the time the ship left
Philadelphia. Captain A. F. Kenney,
master of the Troop, refused payment,
whereupon Blake began suit, and through
his attorney. A. W. Buddress, of Port
Townsend, libeled thehlp.
LOWER YUKON ABANDONED.
Big Transportation Companies Will
Ship by the Upper Route.
According to advices from Dawson re
ceived from arrivals by the steamers
Princess May, says" the Victoria Colonist,
the lower river Is being abandoned alto
gether by the North American Trading &
Transportation Company. That company,"
according to a report current at Dawson,
will tie up its lower-river steamers and
ship all Its freight into the district over
the White Pass and by the upper river.
The Northern Commercial Company,
which Is an amalgamation of the two
companies, Alaska Commercial and Alaska
Exploratlonvarc still doing tho greater
percentage of the trade, and the means
they adopt shows why the Victoria and
Vancouver houses have a declining trade
with the northern district. If a retailer at
Dawson needs a carload of canned goods
from SImcoe, Ont, or a carload of brooms
from Oshkosh, the big Northern company
will sell to him at 10 per cent on the In
voiced cost, with the addition of $40 per
ton freight, or 2 cents a pound, which is
at least as good, if it Is not better, than
he could do by getting the goods In Vic
toria at the Initial cost. The business
which this company does Is. enormous,
and at least $50,000 a month Is turned over.
The Ladue company and other northern
companies, which, although smaller, have
a very large business, also have adopted
a similar arrangement with the small'
dealers, and this adds to the advantage
they maintain over the outside dealers.
LOST A CYLINDER-HEAD.
Steamer Regulator Meets With Ac
cident Near Cascade Locks.
Honors are easy with the rival j team
boat lines on the Portland-Dalles zoute.
A few. weeks ago the steamer Metlako,
of the ' White Collar Line, blew out a
cylinder-head, damaging the boat and
slightly injuring a passenger. Yesterday
the Regulator, of the Regulator Line, un
derwent a-elmllar experience with similar
results. The accident to the Regulator
happened between the cannery and the
locks, and there was a large crowd on
board at the time. The steamer Dalles
City was sent to the rescue i nd the pas
sengers transferred. The latter steamer
will take the run of the Regulator today,
bringing the delegates to the food and
STOLEN FROM THE SHIP.
Relics Intended for King Edward
NEW YORK. July 7. There is much ex
citement on board the ship Attractor,
moored at the Morris-Street Dock. Jersey
City, owing to the stealing of the most
precious thing on board part of an old
ship's bell, bearing the inscription, "Prince
of Wales, 1740," and consigned to King
Edward of England. The bell, or rather
the pieces of It, were Intrusted o the carej
oi captain scotc accoraing to nis story,
by the British officials of Kingston, Ja-
malca, the captain promising: to forward
them to the King upon his arrival in port
here. The relic, together with coins, valued
at more than $10,000, had been recovered
from the sea by native fishermen, at a
point near Kingston, and turned' over to
the British officials, who, upon discovering
the inscription, decided to send it to King
Edward as a coronation gift.
Captain Scott was about to sail and he
agreed to bring the bell to New York. The
relic was in two parts, having been
broken by the blasting necessary to re
lease it from the rocks. 'Captain S.cott
told the story of the bell, and a few hours
laier it was mysteriously removed from
the ship's hold.
NEW GOVERN3IENT STEAMER.
Contractor Joseph Sapple Preparing
to Start Work on the Craft.
Joseph Supple, who received the contract
for building the new steam Government
tender for Forts Stevens and Canby. Is
making preparations at his boatyard to
commence work. The lines of the vessel
have been laid out on the floor surface,
and the heavy, timbers are on hand.
The boat Is to be completed in five
months. The ship carpenters' strike has
no- effect on Government work, as all em
ployes work eight hours per day. The new
boat will be S5 feet long, IS Ject wide, and
8 feet deep. She will be provided with
fore-and-aft compound engines, 10- and 22
bore cylinders, with 14-lncb stroke, and
with a water-tube boiler. The boat will
have capacity for 100 passengers. The
contract price is $23,0C0. Owing to the
strike, Mr. Supplo says he does not ex
pect to do much private work at present.
Tup? Swnmncd nt Vnncdnver.
VANCOUVER. B. C. July 7. The tug
Superior. Captain Marchant, was lost In
the harbor at 4 o'clock this' afternoon.
Her crew of seven were all rescued by
boatti from H. M. S. Shccrwatcr. The
Superior was towing in a boom of logs
and, getting in the tideway, was swamped.
She will probably be a total loss. The
vessel was owned by Captain French.
Domestic and Foreign Ports.
ASTORIA, July 7. Sailed at 10:40 A. M.
Steamer Columbia, for San Francisco. Condi
tion of the bar at 4 P. M., smooth; wind west;
weather clear. .
Antwerp. Sailed July 4 British ship BIdston
Hill, for Portland.
Callao. July 7. Arrived prior to July 7
Barkentlnet Chchalls, from Astoria.
New Tork. July 7. Arrived Anchorla, from
Plymouth, July 7. Arrived Kronprlnz Wll
helm, from New York.
Gibraltar, July 7. Arrived Allcr, from New
York for Naoles and Genoa.
West Hortlepool. Salltd July 5-Mathllda,
Plymouth. July 7. aSlled Patricia, from
Hamburg for New York.
San Francisco. July 7. Sailed Steamer Coro-
nAdrv for firnv TTnrhiAr rnmihv- CZn W TT-IH-
er. for Portland. Arrived Schooner Advent.
irom uiapa naroor.
Glasgow. Arrived July C Austrian, from
Boston; Carthagenlan and Columbia, from New
York. Sailed July 5 Arcadian, for Montreal.
Seattle. July 7. Sailed July 0 Steamer Cen
tennial, for Nome; steamer City of Topeka. for
Skagway. Arrived Steamer Despatch, from
San Francisco; steamer Indiana, from Nome;
steamer City of Seattle, from Skagway; steam
er Dolphin, from Skagway.
Hoqulam. Sailed July 0 Schooner Charles
Hanson, from Aberdeen for Bristol Bay. Alas
ka; schooner Charles R. Wilson, from Aberdeen
for San Kranclsco.
Decision in Kansas City Stock Brok
1 ers' Case.
KANSAS CITY, July 7. Judge Hook. In
the United States District Court today.
In handing down a decision In the suit
brought by the Chicago Board of Trade
against the Christie Grain & Stock Com
pany of Kansas City, to prevent the use
of the Chicago board's quotations, held
against the bucket chop on almost every
point. An appeal to the United States
Supreme Court will be taken. In Its suH
filed a year ago the Chicago Board of
Trade claimed a proprietary right In Its
quotations and under theNiew bucket shop
law sought to compel grain speculators In
different states to pay for the use of them.
The Christie Company fought the case on
the ground that the Chicago Board of
Trade Itself was a bucket shop without
standing, and further, that Its quotations
were public property. The suit was in
the form of an application by the Board
of Trade for a temporary injunction.
Judge Hook grants the temporary In
junction. Christie's attorneys announce
that a supersedeas bond would be given
which would operate to 6tay the execu
tion of the decrees pending appeal.
With the injunction stayed it will be
possible for Christie to continue getting
his quotations by secret means, as he has
been doing, without rendering himself lia
ble for contempt of court.
The suit also enjoins the Western Union
Telegraph Company and the Postal Tele
graph Company from distributing or giv
ing the Chicago board's quotations to the
The decision was something of a surprise
to Mr. Christie and hla attorneys. It had
been expected that it would be in line
with the rulings of the United" States
Courts at Cincinnati and Indianapolis re
cently, which declared that the Chicago
Board of Trade was without standing In
court because of Its own violations of the
anti-bucket shop law. .
The question of property right was not
decided In those cases.
Receivers for Match Plant.
TRENTON, N. J.. July 7. Judge Klrk
patrlck. In the United States Circuit Court,
today appointed Henry L. Holmes, of
Camden, and E. J. Patterson, of Plalnfleld,
receivers for the Atlantic Match Com
pany, of Camden. The receivers were
appointed upon application of Frank Til
ford, of New York, who declares that the
l.abllities'of the company are about $180,000
In addition to a largo mortgage of $250,00j
on Its plant The company, It Is charged,
i3 being operated at a loss of about $7000
Medal for Professor Rell.
MINNEAPOLIS. July 7. The London
Society of Fine Arts has awarded to Alex
ander Graham Bell Its 1902 medaL Mr.
Bell, who Is here In attendance at the
educational convention, received word of
the honor. Each year selection is made
of a person who has distinguished himself
In promoting art, manufactures or com
merce. Bell Is the fourth American to
receive the prize. James B. Eads. Thomas
A. Edison and David Edwin Hughes have
been selected for the honor heretofore.
Ex-Senntor Horsey Married.
NEW YORK. July 7. Ex-Senator Steph
tn W. Dorsey, of Arkansas, was married
today to Miss Laura BIgelow, at Grace
Church, by Rev. Dr. William K. Hunting
ton. Mrs. BIgelow. widow of John BIge
low, who was financial agent of the Unit
ed States Government In London 25 years,
gave the bride away. After a tour of
European cities, Mr. and Mrs. Dorsey will
make their home at Los Angeles.
I have used Pearl
ne for the last ten
satisfied with it.
It never turns the
Mrs. Rev. R. G;
One of the Millions.
GOVERNOR SAVAGE HERE
NEBRASKA'S CHIEF EXECUTIVE
AND STAFF IN PORTLAND.
After Witnessing Laying of Battle
Ship's Keel in Seattlet Party Starts
on Its Home-ward Trip.
Governor Ezra P. Savage and staff, of
Nebraska, arrived on the 11:10 o'clock
train last evening from Puget Sound,
where they went to witness the ceremony
of the laying of the battle-ship Nebras-ka'-s
keel. The party spent the night In
their private car at the Union Depot. Gov
ernor Savage, who was considerably fa
tigued with the day's travel, retired early,
before the train reached Portland, but a
member of the Gubernatorial staff was
seen last evening and gave out the fol
"We were royally entertained while In
Seattle, the people there doing everything
possible to make our visit a pleasant one.
On Saturday we were escorted to the
Puget Sound navy-yard, where we saw the
famous battle-ship Oregon and the Wis
consin, the latter being In the drydock.
The party boarded the big ship, which was
floated out into midstream. This was a
decidedly novel experience, us most of us
had never been on board of a real warship
On Sunday we lunched on the transport
Warren, as guests of Captain Cannon, and
at 2:30 P. M. became guests of the Knights
Templar of Seattle, for a delightful ride
on Lake Washington.
"On Friday, evening we were given a
sumptuous banquet at the Hotel Rainier
Grand, by the Seattle Chamber of Com
merce, ex-Senator John B. Allen acting
as toastmaster. On Saturday evening the
party attended the Grand Theater, as
guests of the Seattle Dally Times. The
laying of the keel of the Nebraska was
.indeed an- Interesting ceremony, and one
that will be remembered for a long time.
We spent today at Tacoma as guests of
the Chamber of Commerce, and were given
a delightful reception. Our whole trip has
been a pleasant one, i and we appreciate
the genuine Western hospitality that has
been .accorded us. This Pacific Northwest
is -a great country with a great .future."
The party will spend the day in Portland,
breakfasting at the Hotel Portland, and
afterwards viewing the sights of the city.
Their special car Leicester will .be at
tached to this evening's Southern Pacific
overland, the party going to Los Angeles,
thence back tofSan Francisco, and from
there to Salt Lake City, before returning
to Nebraska. The personnel of the party
Is as follows: Governor Ezra P. Savage
and wife. Brigadier-General L. W. Colby,
AdJutant-General and Chief of Staff; Colo
nel G. E. Jenkins, Quartermaster anj
Commissary-General, and wife; Colonel
C. D. Evans, Surgeon-General, and wife:
Colonel Charles J. Bills, Inspector-General,
wife and daughter; Colonel Samuel Mellck.
aid. and wife; Colonel H. P. Sutton, aid,
and wife; Colonel J. W. Thomas, aid, and
wife; Coloqel C. F. Scharmann, aid, and
wife; Colonel John B. Watklns, aid, and
wife; Colonel James G. Martin, aid, and
wife; Colonel F. E. Moores. aid, and wife;
Colonel I. W. Waynlck. aid, and sister;
Colonel Frank M. Rublee, aid. attache to
staff, and wife, and Thomas H. Benton.
ex-Auditor of Nebraska. Adjufant-Gerieral
James A. Drain, of Washington, accompa
nied the party to this city.
The party is thoroughly representative
of Nebraska, and Includes many of the
leading citizens of the state. Colonel
James G. Martin Is In the livestock com
mission business, and Is one of Nebraska's
largest ranch-owners. He Is one of Gov
ernor Savage's warmest supporters. Colo
nel Frank E. Moores Is Mayor of Omaha
and, according to the testimony of others.
Is the best Mayor Omaha ever had. He Is
apt In repartee, a goodJBtory-tellcr, a fine
singer and an all-around "good fellow."
From the number of "Colonels" one might,
be led to believe that the party Is from
Kentucky, but every member pleads not
guilty. When asked whether they are Re
publicans, one of the visitors replied:
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