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THE MORNING OEEGONIAK. THURSDAY, APIHL 9, 1903.
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rflR PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS
But CIvlI-SerTlce Commissioner Sax
No FceShoold. lie 'Chorird, and
the Yj-ik C A. "Wants 1 tor
-KacU hO-YnJ-tl Bacc
Have the members of the Health Board
and the City Ph-clan the right to charge
applicants for positions on the police and
lire forces J3.D0 for physical examination?
That la th momentous auestlon that la
perplexlns the brains of the members' of
the Civil service commission.
At the meeting held Tueslar afternoon.
the commissioners appointed two members
. of the .Health Board, Health Commissioner
Blersdorf and City Physician Zan. to ex
amine all .applicants ender the new rules.
The T.M.C A. was also requested to al
loir the cos of Its gymnasium In -which to
hold the running trials, to see If each man
could run the required 0 yards In 15
Testerdey came the hitch. It mis In
formally reported from Dm. Savior. Jones,
Zan and, Blersdorf that K.E0 would be the
price for such examinations. The Y. 1L
C A. thought that 11 each would be about
right to charge for the running races.
"One dollar a race la good money,
quoth Mr. 71003011.
"Better make It fl for 15 seconds." said
Mr. Willis, who was figuring rapidly.
"That amounts to H per minute, and
kh per hour. Taking an elsht-hour day
that makes about 13000 per day. Te. It
seems very good money."
"I think It would be a good plan to go
into tne gymnasium business, said air.
"Yes said Mr. Willis. "Particularly In
tne running part.
The members did not appear to like the
proposition of paying the required 11. and
jar. wiuie continued:
"WelL we must trv the llultr.omah Club
and If they will not be reasonable, why
we will Just hold the races In the street"
"If the day were nice, that would be all
right," oald the Mayor.
"But we might do better yet," suggested
uir. vnuis. -just mate It a public exhl
Uoix and charge to get In. Why. there
would be crowds to see the officers run.
and then we could get enough to pay the
ooctora to .examine."
The doctor matter was also taken un.
and the members decided that It was not
quite right to pay 1150.
Section SU of the charter was quoted,
and It seemed conclusive evidence that the
physicians had no right to charge the
The section amone other thlnsrs nrorldes
". . . The commission shall control all
examinations ana shall designate the per
sons who shall act as examiners at any
examination. Whenever a person in the
official service of the city Is designated by
the commtosion. ho shall, without -being
wiuui-u iu extra compensation therefore,
act as such examiner. ..."
, This was taken to mean that the Board
of Health should examine free if required
to do so, Meanwhile the- secretary of the
commlmlon was requested to communicate
with the physicians, and secure their
Biuirinents. ana air. courteney was direct
ed to see the Y. M. C A. authorities.
W ATE It BOAItD MEETS.
Bids Received for Supplying: Iron
The Wn f- rtAi4 . -
- - - web jcaiciuAjr sou
opened a number of proposals for furnish-
... 11 vii pipe aunng tne bummer. Three
bids were referred to the superintendent
for lnvcKtlc-nttnn Rma..1 -..!( ,
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water mains were denied, owing to the
tne petitioners were already
supplied. Bids for supplying castlron pipe
during the coming season were read as
Oregon Iron &. SteeLCompany. VS3 to $11
per ton. and 3& cents per pound for spe
cial raStlnCTR- T-klU'f-l trt Knw I
days from contract, and to continue at
AAA . . .
w w iuns per montn.
Martin Pipe & Foundry Company. San
Francisco, 111 per ton and 3H cents per
rjounit for nntvl&l f-natlnra
IU D. Wood & Co.. Philadelphia. $12.50
w r jer wn, 4 t-iw cents per pound, for
cuunsv. 1 aeiivery oy steamer,
quotations $3 per tqn less.
Hoflus & Co.. Seattle. $41 to U3 per ton.
3K cents oer TnuAd-fnr rvw!,l .(.,
The superintendent reported the receipts
iur water cum uunng Aiarcn, 13U3, $2Jv
ZS&.U; increase over March. UKB. $3755.15.
The quarterly statement was read as fol
On hand January L 1S03 rjafKt
Receipts ................ 30.613.01
Total ; lia.171.4C
On hand March 33. 1903 $ so sftiss
The engineer reported that the large
main crossing the Willamette River could
not be lowered until July 1. A copy of the
report was ordered sent to the Port of
The firs committee presented a com
munication requesting that all the hy
drants be set In place by the Water Rnard
Superintendent Dodge said he was In fa
Tor of granting the -request, but It was
voted that the hydrants be set by the
water uoaru. ana me expense paid by
the fire department.
It was ordered that 4000 copies of the
rules and regulations be printed, as the
old supply was nearly exhausted. A com.
munleatlon was received from the Wil
lamette Boiler Works, requesting that the
rates for Urge consumers be modified, but
the Board decided that no modification
A. L. MILLS RESIGXS.
IV, L. GIIub Appointed His Successor
on Executive Board.
A. L. Mills, for a number of years a
member of the Board of Public Works
and later of the Kxecutlve Board, yester
day filed his resignation with the Mayor,
and IU U GUmn will be appointed in his
place. Mr. Mills has recently assumed
new duties, owing to the death of the late
Mr. Corbett, and these were too pressing
to admit of his giving any great amount
of time to the Executive Board work.
Mr. Mills was chairman of the last
Beard of Public Works, and was thor
oughly conversant with the details of the
city affairs. He was an lmaortant mem
ber of the Executive Board, and the other
members greatly regret to see him leave.
PROFITS OF MILLIONS.
Enormous Karnlnsra of United States
NEW YORK, ArrtTs. The first annual
report to the stockholders of the United
States Steel Corporation fcr the year end
ing December 31, 1303. has Just been Is
sued. The Income account for the year
shows total net earnings of all properties,
after deducting expenditures for repairs
and maintenance, also Interest on bonds
fur the subsidiary companies, of $133,MS.
754. lers sinking funds on bonds of sub
sidiary companies. $ct.051: depreciation
snd extinguishment funds. $(.S3L710: extra
crdlcary replacement funds, t3.315.eE: spe
cla. funds for depreciation and Improve
ments. $10,000,000; total. $3t,744,3SJ: balance
CI net earnings for the year. J10SJM.S7I;
Interest on United States Steel Corporation
bonds for y . r ? ,r tw. w . jt
. " .,,s,mv, NWUK
... states meei L&rporauoa Donas
--- M,vrj.w;; total. ti,d,U;
Mlanc. JVO.JOC.m; dividends. 7 per cent
preferred stock. $3.73X177: common 4 per
cenU J30i3HSSO: total. I31.D9J.fC7, leaving
unciviaea profits or surplus for the year.
ta.7M.az. Previous surplus. 34X00340
total surplus December 3, $77,S74.5?7 which
Includes the capital surplus of $3,000,000
provided at date of organization.
The physical condition of the properties
s seen icuy maintained during this
year, the cost of which has been changed
to current expenses and the amount ex
pended by all properties for maintenance,
renewals and extraordinary replacements
The average number of employes In the
service or all property during the enure
year was 1GS.1I7. receiving for salaries and
wages. $1203&3I3. The total number of
stockholders In March. 1903. was 3SLH9. an
Increase of 15,(10. This does not Include
the subscription for preferred stock by
the 27,379 employes who were granted the
opportunity to participate In the -profits
"of the. organization through the purchase
ot preterred stock of the corporation.
RED CROSS IS SPLIT.
Prominent Members Suspended for
Opposing; Clara Barton.
NEW YORK. April S Walter P. Phil-
board of control of the J ted Cross Societr,
usQea announcement mat tne execu-
uuwvAdutl Us,b 4-3 OS UiC
nasi Mttvo WCril UJiUK IU UU01 AlES UAf
iw i.i uui 1,11c prcsiaency. Axcons tne
XVflahlntTfrintansi ymnjr,A 4 ... r.-M
John M. Wilson. TV. K. Van Reypen (Sur-
sruu-ucnenii 01 uie javyj; ionn v. ros
ter (ex-Sfcretary ot State); Harriet Blaine
Anna Ilooserelt Cowles (slater of Presi
went pwevei;, ana unary a. Herbert
A-aciuiij- 01 ice sXavy;.
Thl! formal nntUa rf ttiwanartnn
eni 10 eacn 01 tne dieclpllned members:
. u uuuiicu tiioi a i u, uieci
Ins of the executive committee of the Ited
m-m - AwaM. itpitl V J J A Tl Gl B
bV VOtfi Ot thiS sTfSUf lvt rrtmmUfM mi.
fs"ru uuiu lucuuersQip ana ail pnviiesCt)
iuviuuvr, uie coarge agains( you be-
"Flrat That vnn hnvt nttmnt n Ata-
aujjl iu ursanizauon.
v a kMa IUVI lai
sent to Congress and known as House
uwuiuuii jiu, ritty-seventn (congress,
secunu session, you nave aenumed an attl
tude unbecoming a member of the organl
Tou are hereby notified to appear be-
execuure committee at a time
and place agreed upon later and show
cause why said susnenslon shoitM nnt
In the DUbllc flnnminrmnt Tihfttln.
"This nrirrnMlv nnll v. a ..j
In order to end the persistent attempt to
uuucuu Jim sanon ana disrupt fhe
Red Cross Society. The efforts of the
minority to farce the retirement of Miss
Barton have proved absolutely futile and
have not met with the eupport of the
'Amone Mtax IXsri
such men as William T. Wardell, who
n fiiiain 01 tne ew rork Red Cross
Society during the Spanish-American War.
raisins: $2G0(Vja tnr th rv ,J
- -.vu wiura n ui A iu
Ua. and who has since established the
v.rao xiospitai in tnis city.
It Is now T)rnnnfvt that . I t .
shall takp n th.
organization throughout the entire coun
try, as contemplated some months ago by
Miaa Barton and outlined In her report at
FIGURES OF HEROIC SIZE
World's Fair at St. Louis Have Large
WEEHAWKRV KJ T a ,t o -n- .
Bitter, director of the department of
sculsture of th T,Ti.i9n. r v r
position; Gustav Hi Gerlach. superinten-
ju. uittners snop, and a score
Of Workmen 4iova In, - .
of the heroic-size statuary which Is to
w TT.. ,c "a s i air grounds and
uut.umgs. air. lienach says the number
Of CTOUDS madll nnri Kofw n.BA c.
. ."o ....... t ,m si,
Louis is nearly twice as large as for
"e i-an-Amencan Exposition ot the
Chicago World's Fair. There will be some.
nucic uetween att and 300 groups.
The figures already sent away were near
ly all of heroic size, varying from eight
to II feet In height. Among them were
the four erent nltves fn- h hm4
metallurgy building, two male and two
iurM were too large to be loaded
Into even one of th fetter emi..
without separation. The four big pieces
o tui auuie in two or moro sections,
which wets accurately fitted together be
fore they were flnallv innrfiwi imn k M-
The weight of one of the parts of any
w ...lxj . auvut llw pounas xne lower
portion of the figure, symbolizing civiliza
tion for tbn T'tuaral 1H. TT.,n
so tall that It could Just bo passed through
uuurwaj. ine upper portion of the
body and the pedestal were carefully
Stowed beside It anil ih ihu. . .
filled the space between the end of the
car ana its side door.
One of the pair of mammoth lions for
the decoration nf th trmnn
completed within the next five days. Theoe
figures will be It feet long and about
eieht feet wM , n ...t .v.-
nwwwuuk VJ . fciltj
poses, nearly 15 feet high. Four men fig
ures for the mines and metallurgy build
ing, each over 12 feet high, and typifying
coaL copper, iron and gold, will go for
ward abt,ut the same- time as the first
Hon. The big Centaur and Cupid, for the
Liberal Arts Building, will be shipped
probably tomorrow, the female figure for
the colonnade of the Varied Industries
Building, which Bruno Louis ZIm Is mod
eling, will be mAr fVtr tnman i,kt..
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Xoted ns an Expert Ilelnsman.
THE IU.B1 rtr- lnHl Q c i.t
, " -. .-'.. u. loimjuw-.
Thonu A tt rst hA AttA . , 1. , ,
-. uim v ,11 ITSt"
dtnee In this city Monday afternoon, was
uuc hi uib oesi-Known residents of East
ern Oregon and Washington, having lived
In thin vlrlnlt. fnp t V k ..n 1 1 tt.
-j . . ...w .-. . J tai B. no
was born in Wisconsin. October 17, ISC,
luui.ug witn cis parents to California
WhW! hilt !t VMt, ttf Q rr-n 1TI t .. . ....
J -" - " - - . . u .J JUUiil
was spent in that state and In Nevada un
til his 17th year, when he icame to East
ern Oregon, settling at Cross Hollows. In
At an. early age he became an expert
relnftmnn md fmm 1 1. maMm.ku .
....... ... w VVUUUCU..TU1CR.
of his residence In Oregon hao been known
as an expert stage-driver and handler of
horses, an occupation which he had fol
lowed until the past few years. In 1STS
no was mrare to juss iiarj- i. Kerns, of
East Portlsnd. n nd In n... .v.
. , lli iue
Dalles, where toe had since resided and
carried cn an extensive livery business.
He served one term as Sheriff of Wasco
County. Tor two years he had been In
ffllllnsr hefl.fh Mr T'f - ,
of the local Order of Oddfellows, the
jteoeaans ana women or the World.
His wife survives him, with three chil
dren: Elmer. Rex and Lulu all nf tht.
SEVERI3 ATTACK OP GRIP.
Cured by One Bottle of Chamber-
Iain's Conzh Remedy.
The nonest Truth na Stnted by Frank
W Perry, ccitor 01 the Enter
prise, Shortsvllle, Jf. Y.
"When I had an attack of th f-r4r i.
Winter (the second one! I actuajnr nt.i
mvself with one bottle of Chambr!in-.
Cough Remedy. This U the honest truth.
I at times kept from coughing myself to
pieces by taking a teaipoonrul of this
remedy, and when the coughing: spell
would come on at night I would take a
tJose and It seemed thst In the briefest In
terval the cough would pass off and I
would go to sleep perfectly free from
cough and Its accompanying pains. To
r that the remedy acted as a most
agreeible surprise Is putting It very mild
ly, x naa no luea tost it wouia or could
knock out the grip, simply because I had
never tried It lor s"- a purpose, but It
did It, and It seemed with the second at
tack 01 cougntng tne remeay caused It
to not only be of less duration, but the
pains were far less severe. oniI had
not used the contents of one bottle before
Mr. Grlo had bid me adieu. For sale
by ait druggists; i
FINDS BUSINESS GOOD
J. M. HAYXAFORD ARRIVES OX AX
Paclflo Xorthvrest Is Get tine the
Llomeseekers' Rush Freight
Traffic Also Heavy.
J. M. Hannatord. second vice-president
of the .Northern Pacific and general traffic
manager, la In the city. "He will be here
for a few days checking up the affairs
of the railroad. This Is one of Mr. Hanna
ford'a regular tripe taken to the Coast
for the purpose of looking after the inter,
eats of the Northern Pacific In his de
partment, Mr. Hannaford has found business con
ditions good throughout the system and
business has been csDcdally beavv in the
Wt-st. Both pasamger and freight traffic
VOGT TO BE GENERAL SECRETARY OF CHRISTIAN
VOX OGDEX VOGT, XEW GEXERAL SECRETARV OF THE TJX ITED
SOCIETY OF CUIUSTIAX EXDEAVOR.
Von 'Ordra XocU of Belplt. Wis., who has accented the Inriutloa of the
trustees of the United Society of Christian Endeavor to become general secretary
of the societr to succeed John Willis Bser. will beitn Ms new duties not later
thsn June L He Is a graduate ot Btlolt Collect.
Is Increasing In relatively the same pro.
'It Is the country west of the Montana
line that la enjoying the heaviest traf
fic." said Mr. Hannaford last night. "The
panhandle ot Idaho Is naturally Included
In thla territory.
It seems the people of the East who
are looking for new homes are turning
their attention most particularly to the
extreme .pacific Korthwest. The number
of passengers carried to this territory Is
larger than ever before In the history of
tne railroads for this period of the year.
and the freight business shows a relative
The volume of west-bound business is
r.aturtlly exceeding the cast-bound haul
at present. This Is largely due. of course.
to the rush of homes eekers.
The Northern Pacific Is taking steps
to handle the freight business of the
Coast better than ever before. There
Is little or no likelihood of a repetition
ot past car shortages during the com'
Ing year, though no matter how care
fully a railroad prepares for future bust
ness when such an unexpected Increase
of business comes as we experienced last
year wo are sometimes unable to handle
all the traffic offered.
But the Northern Pacific Is havlntr de.
llvered to It 1000 flat cart, which will be
ready ror this year's business. These
cars will enable the railroad to handle the
big lumber traffic that Is sent East from
the Northwest, and we do not expect to
feel any inconvenience.
"Of course, the east-bound traffic will
be heavier later on than the west-bound
haul. We will be compelled as hereto-
fore, to- send a large number of empties
West. It Is not good business policy to
send entpttas clear to-the Coast to handle
shlDmonts one wav. bnt whenever we
are able to get a load for a part of the
way, say to Montana, there Is less objec
tion to sending the cars through to the
Coast In order to get a load for the re.
The lumber bunness of the Northwest
Is Increasing so rapidly that It Is requir
ing a irreat effort to handle it. From
accounts I have heard, however, the lum
bermen, and more particularly the
shlnglemen. are not getting as good re
turns from their product as had been
hoped. They are selling on too dose a
margin. But there are always times
when thla Is done.
"In time the trans-Pacific trade will
have Increased to a proportion that will
furnish traffic enough for west-bound
trains to come to the Coast aa heavily
loaded as the east-bound trains depart.
But that time, nowever fast It Is an
rroaching. Is not yet here.
I thine there Is an unusually Drosner.
ous condition prevailing throughout the
entire country, and the railroads natural
ly feel the effect of It But as I say. It
Is the extreme Northwest that Is receiv
ing the most benefit.
HALF FARE TO SEE ROOSEVELT.
Railroads Arrree on Rates nt Time of
The railroads have agreed upon a rate
of one fare for the round trip to points
at which the Freetdent a special train will
stop and celebrations will be held. This
rate was announced yesterday after a
conference between General Passenger
Agent A. I Craig, of the O. R. & N.: As
sistant General Passenger Agent A. D.
Charlton, of the Northern Pacific; GenenU
Western Passenger Agent A. B. C Den
nlston. of the Great Northern, and Gen
eral Freight and Passenger Agent W. E.
Coman, of the Southern Pacific
The reduced rates will sddIv to nas-
senger travel to and from all points at
which the President's train will stop. The
question of fixing limits for the sale of
round-trip tickets has been left to the
officials of each road interested, for It Is
Impossible to make a general limit that
would fit all conditions.
It is likely so many people as can do so
will endeavor to visit the larger dtlco
where the longer stops are made by the
President's train. Of course citizens of
towns where a visit Is to be made will not
care to go to a larger city, even though a
more elaborate reception will be attempt
ed. Under these conditions the railroad
aarfals have a bard problem to determine
the exact limits to 'which the low rates
snau De applied;
The President's train will make stops In,
utcswu i ucuiu5 ana saiem, on the
Southern Pacific. Though these etops will
not be of more than a. half hour's duration
each, it is probable a low rata to Pnrt.
land will not be requested below Eugene.
Special rates will be given to Salem and
Roseburg. In territory further south-
In Washington stops are to be made by
the President's .train at Centralis, Che
hallo, Olympla. Tacoma and Seattle, and
ne is to viiit .Everett ana Bremerton of
the west nde cities. on the east side.
North Yakima, Walla. Walla and Spokane
cave -seen arsignatea as puces where the
President will stnp. The low rates apply
to ait tncee piacrxb
MOVE TO FORFEIT CHARTER.
Texas Railroad Commission Is After
Southern Pacific Branch,
AUSTIN. Tex.. April S. The Railroad
Commlselon today Issued an order for a
hearing' on April 14 to take up and con'
s'.der the proposition to forfeit the charter
of the San Antonio Aransas Pass Rail'
way Company, because of an altered 11.
legal Issuance of bonds to the amount ot
11,700,000, without such bonds having been
approved by the commission. It Is also
alleged that the Southern Pacific Railroad
Company owns a controlling Interest In
ROAD TO tntESCEXT CITY.
Work on Oregon Paclflo From
Grant's Pass Soon to Berfn.
SAN FRANCISCO. Amil 8. The Call
this morning says that It Is announced
from an authoritative source that the
Oreron .- PaHfli Pntiw. in o
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ator Penrose, Colonel T. M. W. Draper
uuu a. 00. uunn. tne lastnamed repre
senting Eastern capitalists, are Interested.
Is soon to begin work on a road from
Grant's Pass to Crescent City. In fact.
v u nutica mat worK will begin within
the next few days.
Clark Offers Three-Cent Fares.
LOS ANGELES. Cal. April i-An-nouncement
was made today that United
States Senator W. A. Clark, of Montana.
Is the client for whom W. M. Garland,
a local real estate dealer, made applica
tion to the City Council for & street rail
way franchise covering about S2 miles of
streets In this city. Senator Clark's ap
plication asks for
plete system of street railways, covering
vmo Miusi tupoiunt streets in tne city,
and makes It a condition that the fare
charged on the lines of the new system
shall be 3 cents.
Demands of -FrnlticrOTrers.
LOS ANGELES. April 8. Allegations
made bv the ctowmh nf Htm e-..i i-
Southern California that lower freight
rates ana quicxer Time lor shipments be
tween the Coast and the Middle West and
Atlantic nolnta am tmtwnttff n M
sldered today at a second session of the
Hearing oetore u. a, .rrouty, of the Inter
state Commerce Commission. The hulk
of the evidence presented was to the effect
that improved service by the railroads
was necessary for the fruit Industry.
Moffat Given niftbt of Way.
DENVER, April 8One of the most seri
ous obstacles in the way of the Moffat
Short Line Railroad was removed today,
when the State Land Board granted right
of way acre ra section 16, township l north,
range SO west. In Grand County, and
- -- ",'i-.iiuun u. 1110 new
Century Light & Power Company for a
Good Cheer and Good Food Go To.
Improper feeding Is the source of most
human alls. Sick people don't laugh much.
It Is the healthy and strong who see the
sunny side of everything. Pure, scien
tific food will correct most ailments and
bring laughter and good cheer In place of
sickness and gloom.
The wife of a physician In Davton. 0
says: "Before I had. finished the first
pacxage 01 (irape-xuts, which I got at
the urgent request of a friend of mine
several months ago, I was astonished to
find I was less nervous over small mat
ters and worried less over large ones,
laughed more readily and was at all times
more calm and contented than I had ever
been In my life. I found also that the
hollow places In my neck and shoulders
were filling out. and that astonished me
as I had always been very thin, aa women
with starved nerves are apt to be.
-Alter a time 1 discontinued the use
of Grape-Nuts for two months and found
the old symptoms return at once. I went
back to the use of the "food again and
feel well and strong. I can Increase my
weight at will from five to ten pounds a
month by using more or less or the food.
Before I was married I was for five run
l trained nurse; and 1 have never In all
my experience seen anything to act as
quickly and favorably aa this scientific
food." Name given' by Poitum Cox, Battle
CARGO OF INDRAPURA
LARGE SHIPMEXT OF FLOUR TO
Preliminary Trial of the Arrow Cus.
tom-House Business. In March
New Mining; Dredge.
The Portland & Asiatic liner Indrapura.
completed her outward cargo at the. O. K
& N. dock at Alblna yesterday and this
morning at daybreak will leave down the
river, bound for porta ot China and Japan.
The steamer, as usual, carries a full cargo,
and moat of It Is made up of flour, of
which there are 47.93 barrels; This flour
13 destined for Yokohama, Kobe, Hong
Kong. MoJI Turn ml. Nagasaki, Port Ar
thur. Vladivostok and Shanghai. The
value of the flour cargo Is J1S7.754. The
rest of the cargo consists of feet of
lumber for Kobe, 127 barrels of bottled
beer for Shanghai, 204 casks and 215 hogs
heads -of tobacco, the first shipment for
Kobe, and the other for Yokohama: seven
bales ot newspaper and a quantity of
hardware, plants and miscellaneous arti
cles. The total value ot the Indrapura's
cargo Is C2J.339. The steamer also takes
as passengers three Chinese merchants
who are returning to their homes for a
Statement of March Transactions in
The March statement ot transactions ot
the Custom-Home In this district 'shows
a slight decrease In the. value of exports
as compared with the "February figures.
This Is. due to the falling oft in grain
shipments, as the crop-exporting year
draws to a close. The March summary
No. of vessels entered from foreign
ports ...j 1
No. of vessels cleared for foreign ports S
No. ot vessels entered ftpm domestic
ports A .21
No. of vessels cleared for domestic
ports ,.... .. 22
No. ot entries of merchandise for duty. 87
No. of entries ot merchandise free of
duty .. li
No. of entries for warehouse.- t
No. of entries for export to adjacent
British provinces 5
No. of entries from warehouse for
No. of entries tor Immediate transpor
tation without appraisement 50
Total entries ot all kinds 137
No. of entries for consumption liqui
No. of entries for warehouse liquidated.. 4
ro. 01 licenses lor coasting traae
Total number of documents to vessels.
issued ...... i
Value of exports
Receipts from all sources
Duties on imports $7,543
Fines, penalties and forfeitures 12
Miscellaneous customs receipts SSI
Official fees : &
Amount of refunds and drawbaks
paid ... - .vu
The value ot domestic exports In the
past seven months was as follows:
September 5 S72.916
March . . . .. ......... ..... ... ........ ...... Tw.tM
The tout receipts of the district In each
month were as follows:
oVntrmhM- t S2.SS2
October ....... ....... 79,033
January . -Pi
ALLIANCE REACHES PORT.
Owes Escape From Destruction to
Being; an OH Burner.
SAN FRANCISCO. April 8. The steam
schooner Alliance, which on Sunday morn-
tnr. struck an uncnartea reel on i-oini
Gorda and was later beached, arrived in
port today, having come h.ome under her
own steam and with all but four of her
passengers on board.
To the fact that the Alliance was an 011
burner. Captain Hard wick ascribes the
good fortune which attended his efforts.
Had the accident occurred while sne was
burning coal, nothing, he declares, could
have prevented her going down shortly
after striking the rock. As an oil-burner
her furnaces are high and the feeding ot
the fires a much simpler process. When
she was beached at Caspar there was Ave
feet ot water In her hold.
ARROW OUT FOR A SPIX.
Preliminary Trial Was Satisfactory
to the Builders.
The machinery of the new steamer Ar
row was given a warming up yesterday.
The boat was taken down to the mouth
of the Willamette under slow steam, and
the result was gratifying to all concerned.
The boat was In command of Captain
Thomas, who' Is to be master of her. No
attempt was made to get speed out of
her. the' Idea being merely to try the
working of her engines. After coaling up
at the bunkers, the Arrow returned to her
dock at the foot of East Oak street. Her
Tegular trial trip' will come oft in about ten
days. Among those on board the steamer
were Captain J. 3. Cochran, who has su
pervised the construction, and Captain
McCuIlach. Richard Turpln was In charge
of the engines.
PLACER MINING DREDGE.
Flfty.Thousand-Dollar Machine Be-
Ins; Bnllt Here for Use in Alaska.
Timbers are being framed at the Port-
land Lumber Company's mill for a JCO.O0O
mining dredge for use in Alaska. The
building ot this dredge has been under
taken by the Hammond Manufacturing
Company, of this city, tor the Desoto
Placer Mining Company, of Seattle. The
hull and. framework will be constructed
here and then, shipped "knocked down" to
the far North. The dredge was designed
by Frederick Powell, the engineer ot the
Hammond Company. It la to be sent to
Council City by way ot Nome.
The dredge will be SO feet long by 30
feet wide, and will have a ladder 50 feet
long, which will .permit It to ,dts to a
depth, of SO feet below the water level.
The machinery Is being constructed In
the shops of the company In this city.
The dredge will be of what Is known as
the ladder dredge type, ot which a num
ber have been constructed by this com
pany. It win be ready for shipment to
Nome by the middle of May.
COLLIDED IX A FOG,
Atlas Liner Runslnto British Steam.
er In New York Harbor.
.NEW IORK, April 8. I"he Atlas liner
Allegheny, from Port Llmon, Costa Rica,
was badly damaged In the harbor of New
York today as the result of a -collision
with the British steamer Joseph Merry
wether, bound out for Baltimore and
Cork. Ireland. The Allegheny was struck
on the starboard side and a huge hole torn
In her. She took water rapidly, and soon
her bow was under water. She lay near
Liberty Island. The passengers, many
of them In a panic, were rescued by a
passing tug and brought to the city. The
crew remained on board, gathered at the
stern, which was not submerged.
The collision occurred during a thick fog.
The ship's water-tight compartments, six
In number, kept her from, sinking entire
ly. Tho Allegheny sailed from Port Llmon
on March 30 with 34 passengers on board.
She was built la Glasgow in 1KM.' She
was 310 feet long, ZSJS feet beam and 23
feet denth of hold. Aha r,rl,twl iav
The Allegheny left Quarantine early In
the day, but had anchored In the bay
below Bobbins Reef because of the fog. '
The MerrywetMr stood by until the
passengers, could be rescued. Her stern
was stove In and she anchored oft the
Status nt TAhertv nnttl tfco ...
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Injuries could be ascertained. The Al-
&utrujr y, iowea to nroojEiyn.
The TTnltM atntmm x-.,), r-...
Which hari a YMc K.... -. k.
' o O " TOUunaj un tUC
Allegheny, sent a float to the vessel to
uu wo tina3. .inere wero vj cars
and 101 stevedores on the float. It had
been fllnr? .,M tho . . .
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hours, when for some unknown reason It
auuucujjr iwu, Awut one-txura or me
SteVMtm-M Vm An tt. ,.. .1
....... .... ... u u. . u . uie uut;.
and were dumped Into the water. Accord
ing in Vflwmati TT.alr. ..... -,1 .
safely onto the Allegheny and later were
iAeu uu. uy anomer noat. iiaaKe de
Clares that not a single man was lost.
THETIS RUXS SHORT OF COAL,
Revenue Cutter Forced to Put Back
to San Francisco.
BAN FRANCISCO. AJirll 8. The revenue
cutter Thetis, which sailed Saturday last
for Seattle, camo back into the harbor
today short of fuel. She ran into strong
head winds and seas, and for over thre
days she fought against the storms, mak
ing little progress and all the time fast
using the small supply of coal that she
bad In. her bunkers. She had only taken
on .enough to take her to the northern
port, and there It was the Intention of the
commander to All her bunkers fo the full
est capacity. When Cape Mendocino was
reached and there were no signs of dimi
nution of the gale. Captain Healy decided
to head back' to' this port, for replenish
ment of coal. She had only a few tons of
coal left when she dropped anchor In the
Mississippi Steamer Aground.
ST. LOUIS. April 8. Word was received
at the office of the Pilots Association
today that the Lee liner steamer Stacker
Lee was aground 'at Klmmswelck. Mo.,
with a heavy- load of freight and a full
list of passengers aboard. The Stacker
Lee left -St. Louis at 9 o'clock this morn
lng for Memphis. It Is not known
whether the boat, which la one ot the
largest on the river, is In danger.
Will Remain Purely British.
CHICAGO. April 8. A dispatch to the
Inter Ocean from London says: At the
annual meeting of the shareholders of the
Cunard Steamship Company yesterday
Lord Inverclyde. the chairman, said the
Will be one long to remember
if you join one of our person
ally conducted Pullman tourist
sleeping car excursions to ST.
LOUIS or MEMPHIS, via
DENVER, where you are
given ample time to see the
city. For particulars ask
C. W. STINGER
I City Ticket Agent O. R. & N. Co. .
one's bath, for it will make tne skua bright and clear and free
it from all irritations and blemishes of the skin caused bv Prickly
Heat, Rash, flosqulto Bites, etc.
It's soothing, healing, purifying qualities are especially beneficial to
babies and young children a necessary toilet article for every house
hold you will never be without it once you have proved it's charming
efScacy. Druggists sell it 25 cents a cake.
Buy fledlcal Lake Ointment, 35 cents a box, and use it for all
eruptions of the skin. It will improve the complexion and it inval
uable tor S unborn, Windham, Eeema, Itching Piles, Mosquito
and all Insect Bites. Not greasy or iticky-,is immediately absorbed
MEDICAL LAKE REflEDIES ARE NOT PATENT MEDICINES.
MEDICAL LAKE SALTS MFG. CO., Sole Mfrs.
NEW'YORK AND SPOKANE, WASH.
essence of the agreement with the 'gov.
ernment was-that the company should r-'
main purely British as to shareholders,
ships, board officials and employes, man-:
agement and control. In fact. In- -every
respect. Tho chairman says the directors
had not yet placed the contract for the,
construction of the proposed new 25-knot
steamships, as they desired to give the
utmost consideration to every -point be
fore placing the orders.
Pleased With the McCraken.
Captain W. E. Spencer and John Dris
coll. members of the new Port of Port
land Commission, who went down, the
river on the dredge- tender John Md
Craken on her first trip, are highly pleased
with the working of the new boat, and be
lieve that she la a -valuable acquisition
to the apparatus of the Port.
The Port ot Portland Commission has
advertised, for bids for 10M feet of SO-lnch
shoreplpe to be used with the dredga
Amason'a Lumber Carxo.
The barkenttne Amason left down the
river yesterday In tow of the Ocklahanuu
She Is bound for Tslng Tau. China, and
carries LIS piles. 17.156 feet of dressed
lumber. S3, 111 feet of rough lumber, 120.000
lath and 15 cords ot wood, of a total value
ot 321.005. The cargo was dispatched by
the Pacific Export Lumber Company.
Albion River Cannot Be Saved.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 8. The steam
er Albion River Ilea on the rocks at Bo-1
dega Head and her owners have given up
all hope of raving her.
The keel of the new steamer Telephone,
was laid at the boatyard at the foot ot
Clay street yesterday.
The steamer Alliance was floated at
Caspar. CaL, yesterday, and proceeded un
der her own steam to San Francisco.
The Alsternlxe began discharging ballast
at the Sand dock yesterday. She Is to
take on her cargo ot plies at Weldlers
The schooner Eldorado shifted yesterday
from Inman, Poulsen & Co.'s mill to the
Victoria dock dolphins, where she, will
finish loading with piles for China.
Captain F. S. Bosworth. for many years
a marine surveyor here and at one time
port warden, and now a resident of Bath..
Me.. Is paying a visit to old friends In
Domestic and Foreign Ports.
ASTORIA, April 8. Sailed' it 8 A. M.
Steamer Columbia, for San Francisco. Ar
rived down at 10 A. M. French bsrk Doc
d'Aumale. Condition ot the bar at 4-30 P. M.,
moderate: wind west: weather cloudy.
Point Beyes, April 8. Passed at 10:25 A. M.
Steamer Alliance, from Caspar.
San Francisco, April 8. Arrived t 3 A. Mf
Steamer Ruth, from Portland. Sailed at 11:30
A. SL Steamer Geo. W. Elder, for Portland.
St. Vincent. April 8. Arrived UermonthU.
from Tacoma and San Francisco, via Iqulque,
etc, for Hamburg-.
Antwerp, April 8. Sailed Nederland. for
New York. April 8. Arrived Princess Irene,
from Bremen: Potsdam, from Rotterdam.
Sailed Rotterdam, for Rotterdam: Oceanic, tor
Tacoma. April & Arrlwd United States rev
enue cutter Grant, from Port Townsend: Kor
werfan ahlo Norre, from Australia. Sailed
British ihli West Lothian, for Sydney.
N. S. W.
San Francisco. April 8. Arrived Steamer
Ruth, from Astoria: steamer. Melville Dollar,
from Everett; steamer Empire, from Coos Bay;
TJnlted 8tates steamship Thetis, from sea.
Sailed Steamer Geo. W. Elder, for Portland:
schooner- Jennie Wand, for Gray's Harbor;
schooner R. W. Bartlett, for Port Gamble:
steamer Santa, Monica, for Gray's Harbor.
Hong Kong. April 8 Arrived previously Si
beria, from San Francisco, via. Yokohama,
Hlgo and Shanghai; Tacoma. from Tacoma.
via Hong Kong and Shanzhal.
London. April 8. Sailed Silesia, from Ham
burg and Antwerp, for San Francisco, via
-South and Central American ports.
Plymouth. April 8. Arrived Pretortan. from
New York, Cherbouix and Hamburg, and pro
ceeded. Browbeat, April 8. Passed Celtic, from
New York for Queenstown and Liverpool.
St. Michaels. April 8. Arrived Vancouver.
Genoa and Naples .for Boston.
Liverpool. April 8. Sailed Germanic for
New York, via Queenstown; Belgenland. tor
Philadelphia, via Queenstown.
Queenstown, April 8. Arrived Celtic from.
New York for Liverpool andproceeded.
New York. April 8. Arrived Teutonic from
Liverpool and Queenstown; Llguria. from Na
can improve on the food which
the child gets from its mother. Mother Nature
provides us, her children, with a perfect medi
cal food in nodical Lake Salts, and fledlcal
Lake Toilet 5oap containing as it docs 10 of
these fxmotu Salts, is the purest, sweetest
medicated soap made Use It la the little