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ALL BUSY AS' BEES
stop the discing ot the gravel pit. The
Council, according to Mr. Heard, has no
control over such matters.
PROSPECTS OF MEW HOTELS
HOW TO PROTECT SALMON
Builders Are Laying Brick I Dr Jer m
While the Sun Shines.
I saimon industry on. -uie .racinc voast auu
In Alaska," said Dr. David 'Starr Jordan,
president of Stanford University, last
night, "I would -do two things: I would
remove all the trapa and flshwbeels from
the Columbia River and from other rivers.
and I would establish a much greater,
number of hatcheries than now exist.
Hatcheries are the key to the .situation."
Dr. Jordan came to Portland last night
from Astoria, whither he had gone, to
use his own language, "to refresh his
memory" as to the salmon situation there,
after an absence of 23 years.
Chosen by President Roosevelt to serve
on a commission of scientists to investi
gate the conditions of the salmon Indus
try in Alaska, the distinguished authority
on fishes anu the president of Stanford
university had Just returned from his
Alaskan tour, bronzed and In rugged
health, prepared to take up his duties at
the university he has guided since its
founding by Senator and Mrs. Stanford.
"It Is pitiful," said Dr. Jordan, "to see
the dimunitlon in the salmon run of today
compared with the seemingly inexhaust
ible supply of two decades ago. Of course,
I know that this is an off year, but'even
.under favorable circumstances the run is
Eastern. Mas Looldu for Site Deal
far Sale ot Down-Towa Hotel Con
tract for Posioffice Improve
ments Sooa. to Be Let.
Real Eatate Transfers.
Wednesday . 18.284
Thursday ; 21.9S3
Monday $ 11.850
Tuesday 9.105 .
Saturday ...... ..I 8.150
Total J.. . 72.705
Cexnent Sidewalk; Permits.
Tuesday ....... 400
Cost at f 1.25 per loot, $3105.
FLY TO THE RESCUE
Friends of Referendum Will
Rally in Court.
R. R. DU Ml WAY WILL DO UTMOST
Senator Mitchell May Also Appear as
Friend of the Court fllraon Fori
Denies Other Amendments Were
Pending; at Last Election.
Friends of the Initiative and referendum
amendment all over Oregon are discussing
the merit of the, decision of the Multno
mah County Circuit Court, which declared
It unconstitutional, and the probable re
sult of the appeal taken to the Supreme
Court by Attorney R. R, Dunlway, which
will be argued about August 15.
To rehearse the situation a little: The
constitutionality of the referendum, was
recently passed upon in the cast of Kad-
PRESIDENT DAVID STARR JORDAN
July and August are the best building
months of the year, and the contractors.
realizing this fact, or pushing .the com'
pletion of structures with all possible
speed. .Bast and west, north and south.
the hammers are busy, as residences and
business buildings rise from the founda
tion to he topmost floor.
The cement sidewalk business depends
largely upon favorable weather, and the
cement contractors are just as busy as
their friends of the Builders Association.
The number of sidewalk permits taken
ou last week is excellent evidence that
the old sidewalks are rapidly disappearing
and that the streets of the city will soon
be lined with modern walks. The esti
' mated average cost of $1.25 a foot is a
'very conservative estimate. The total cost
'Of laying the walks for which permits
were made out last week will probably be
Several business structures of the smaller
type "were started during the past seven
days. The Dolph estate has, begun the
destruction of the old Veterinary Hospital
at Fifth and Jefferson streets, and will
expend $12,000 on a new1 building to be oc
cupio& by stores.
Jl two-story brick building will shortly
bo erected by Ralph W. Hoyt on the west
clde of Seventh street, between Washing
ton and Alder streets. Harrington & Son
Trill construct a brick building at Seventh
n& Everett streets. This will cost In the
Neighborhood of $50,000. Where fire re
cently destroyed the building at the north
east corner of Seventh and Gllsan streets,
H- Wemme, the owner of the property,
UriH Boon begin reconstruction.
An addition is to be mai to the list of
Una .residences of Portland. W. B. Ayer,
tha millionaire sawmill man, is to erect
m elegant residence at the corner of
Nineteenth and Johnson streets. Plans
which Slave already been drawn up show
the structure to be one of the most taste
ful &nd spacious thus far designed in the
city. It is to he "built of brick and stone
and will cost $40,000,
That the cry for new hotels Is soon to
bo answered Is almost lassured. A promi
nent notel man of St. Louis was In the
?clty last week inspecting several sites for
sbostelriea of the better class. His name
la withheld by the real estate man who Is
trying to find a location for the syndi
cate which the hotel man represents.
Transactions in the real estato market
last week were of little Importance. The
largest sale was that by J. F. O'Sbea, of
tha Union, Meat Company, and others, to
George E. Jacobs, of portions of the block
at Third and Burnslde streets, for $30,000.
It is Tumored that negotiations for the
transfer of one of the down-town hotels
ere being made by newcomers to the city.
If consummated, the purchase will be an
nounced in a short time.
Some contractor, local or Eastern, will
get a big piece of work out of the altera
tions to the Postofnce, the bids for which
.will be opened August 15. The cost of
altering the building according to the
plans drawn up by the Government archi
tects will be about $200,000, and will require
two years for completion. It Is thought
doubtful by some if any of the Portland
contractors -will undertake the work, but
If they do. it will show that the local men
ore able to handle anything in the build
ing line which comes along.
The first block of the new Alder-street
asphalt pavement Is laid, and the re
mainder from Seventh to Lownsdale
Btreets will be pushed as rapidly as pos
Bible. This will have a great effect -upon
Alder street, which has for years been
little more than a side street.
It may be noticed that a great propor
tlon ot the new buildings announced are
on or near Seventh street. With the com
pletion of the new pavement, another
thoroughfare has been added to the list
of Portland's business streets. Tnis nas
tad the effect of extending the trade line
further up Washington and Morrison
streets, and now that Alder street will
have a pavement fit to walk on it will
also share in the extension of the business
AGAINST GRAVEL PITS.
Residents of Woodlawn Hold Meet
ing to Protest.
To protest against the opening of new
cravel pits in Woodlawn an open air
meettog of the residents of that 'locality
was held yesterday afternoon at East
Eighth street-and Ainsworth avenue. The
meeting was Attended by 50 interested
people of "Woodlawn. M. Billings was
made chairman of the session.
A new gravel pit has just been opened
at the scene of the protest meeting by
Contractor O'NeU. Those who live In the
vicinity characterize the pit as a general
nuisance, a danger and an unsightly hole
In the ground. It Is the center of a resi
dence district, a $4000 dwelling being sit
uated on the edge of the pit.
.A fund was started to employ counsel
to see what could be done to stop the
digging ot the pit. Every one contributed
to the fund, none giving lesa than $5. A
"number pledged themselves to double their
'Subscriptions if necessary.
East Eighth street is the only improved
street in "Woodlawn and the residents are
United in making a - protest against its
?eing torn -up and converted into a gravel
A committee was appointed to secure
legal advice and to report at the next
meeting, which will be held tomorrow
evening at the engine-house of Wood
lawn. This committee is composed of
Charles Holloway, John T. Gregg, Lewis
A. Patterson, and M. Billings.
Councilman A. F. Flegel, of the
El even thi Ward, was present at the meet
ing 'and' told those assembled that In his
opinion the Council could do nothing to
WHO TVILL REPORT TO PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT OX ALASKA
much smaller than it used to be. For this
blame the numerous flshwheels and
traps along the river, which work Inces
santly day and night. Neither do the
fish have a respite of one day a week, as
used to be the case. I think that bateh-
eries should be established along the river
up "as far as Idaho, so that the Spring
run may be taken care of and replen
"How does the situation In Alaska im
press you?" quenea tne reporter. "Are
the fish up there In danger of being exterminated?"
"The salmon In all parts of the Coast,"
answered Dr. Jordan, "are too numerous
to be exterminated, and the Alaskan sit
uation seems to me to be very hopeful.
The canneries up there are. observing the
law as far as It Is possible for them to do
so, and while the fish are not as good in
quality as the salmon ot the Columbia
River, they have some excellent
Dr. Jordan's Intimation that it is not
possible for the Alaskan canneries to
fully observe the law Is based principally
on the fact that a Federal statute pro
vides that all canneries in the district
shall maintain hatcheries at their own
expense to replenish the supply.
"That Is Infantile legislation, observed
Dr. Jordan, "the brand, that is mada In
Washington to be disregarded by practical
men in Alaska. To observe the law ,
would entail an annual expense that I
would put all but the largest canneries
out of business. What should be done
in my opinion, is for the Goverment to
establish a number of hatcheries at ad
vantageous points and to place a tax on
the entire product, which would practical
ly pay the operating expenses of the
nurseries. A single well-equipped hatch
ery will cost nearly $70,000. This Is a large
Investment for an Individual cannery to
make, and, besides, In' many places the
spawning grounds are so situated that
it would be either impossible or useless
to maintain any hatchery at all at that
Some years ago H. M. Kutchln, a special
agent of the Treasury Department, made
a report on the salmon Industry in
Alaska In which he said that "every law
governing the industry was being dally
violated by every cannery in Alaska.
"This is all changed now," said Dr.
Jordan. "The canneries in the North
are generally observing the law. There are
a number of exceptions of course, to
which I shall refer In my report."
Dr. Jordan stated that the" greatest
trouble In Alaska arose from the fact that
the canners thero packed so many hump-
oacKs last year, tnat this cheaper grade
of fish could not be sold.
"I understand," said he, "that practical
ly all of last year's nack of- these fish
still remains unsold and. can be" purchased
toaay ior tne actual cost of canning.'
ur. joraan leaves for California this
morning, where he will prepare his re
port for transmission to Washington
First NlRht'at the Empire.
Tonight is "first night" at the Empire
Theater a weekly event of importance.
Dotn in theatrical and social circles ,ln
Portland. Manager George L. Baker will
present for the coming seven days a uro
gramme wnicn gutters with clever fea
ture acts, among which the novel turn of
Lutz brothers and the brilliant club-
swinging of Fred Waddell take the lead.
The German character sketches of the
Waldron brothers, with the comicalities
of "Robinson and Grant, the laughable
Llllputlans, are among the many remain
ing specialties that will make everybody
From the Sheep Country.
Sherman County Observer.
The trial balance shows $212,000 paid for
coyote scalps for the benefit of every
sheepman in Oregon, yet a howl was set
up to kill an appropriation, of $165,000 for
a state portage railway which Is to open
the Columbia River to all the people of a
region covering territory equal to five
Eastern States. We do not intimate that
all sheepmen joined the senseless warble.
but enough oxthem did to make the bal
ance ashamed of them.
Don't wait "until you" are slpk before
trying Carter's Little Liver-Pills, but get
a viai at once, vxou can't tao tnem with
out isatJiii, ..."'
drafted the! direct-nomination law for In
troduction 'In the last Legislature. In ex
pressing biit views ot the status of the ref
erendum amendment, Mr. Ford takes the
position, IK opposition to the court, that
this was the only amendment before the
people at khe time It was proposed in
"I think the. Initiative and referendum
was regularly and legally adopted, said
Mr. Ford ti)day. "It was proposed In the
Legislative Assembly in 18, and adopted
by both houses at that time, and it was
by that Legislative Assembly 'referred to
the Legislative Assembly to be chosen at
the next general election,' which waa on
the 'first Monday in June. 1300; that Leg
islative Assembly so chosen organized In
January, 19DL when both houses again
agreed to the amendment and passed an
act submitting the amendment to the
voters at the election of June, 1902, at
which election 62.62 of the legal voters
of Oregon voted In favor of the amend
ment, and only 5668 against it.
"The contention that the amendment is
invalid because other constitutional
amendments were pending at the time this
amendment was proposed is. In my judg
ment, untenable under section 1 of article
17 of the constitution. I do not think any
other amendment was pending at that
"When the four amendments were pro
posed and adopted In 1BS3 by both houses
of the Legislative Assembly they were 're
ferred to the Legislative Assembly to be
chosen at tho next general election, which
occurred on the first Monday in June, 1S94
That Legislative Assembly so chosen met
and organized In January, 1S95, when both
of Its houses agreed to the amendments,
and It became Its duty to submit such
amendments to the electors of the state
'and cause the same to be published with
out delay at least four weeks in several
newspapers published In this state,' which
it neglected to do, and thereupon the
four amendments lapsed and ceased to be
any longer pending at all.
"In 1S95 ths Legislative Assembly pro
posed the equal-suffrage amendment,
which was agreed to by a majority vote
of the two houses, and it was 'referred
to the Legislative Assembly to be chosen
at the next general election.' which oc
curred on the first Monday in June. 1S96.
That Legislative Assembly met at the
capital in January, 1697, but only ope
house got permanently organized; the
other house remaining disorganized until
the end of the 40 days, when all of the
memberes quit and went home. This
being the Legislative Assembly 'chosen by
the people at tho general election next
after.the Legislative Assembly of 1S95,' and
it falling to discharge the duty of pars
ing upon this amendment, it also lapsed,
and therefore ceased to be pending any
where. -So, when the initiative and refer
endum amendment was proposed and
agreed to In the' Legislative Assembly of
1899. there was at that time no other
amendment legally pending, either before
the Legislative Assembly or the people,
and It was by that Legislative Assembly
'referred to the Legislative Assembly to
be chosen at the next general election,'
which occurred on the first Monday In
June, 1900; that Legislative Assembly or
ganized In January ,01, and this amend
ment was agreed to by both houses, and
an act passed submitting it to the voters
of Oregon at the general election "held on
the first Monday In June, 1902, when it
was ratified by the people, as I have al
"Section I of article 17 of the constltu
uon provides tnat 'any amendment or
amendments to this constitution may be
proposed In either branch of the Legis
lative Assembly, and If the same shall be
agreed to by a majority of all the mem
bers elected to each of the two houses.
such proposed amendment or amendments
shall, with the ayes and noes thereon, be
entered on their journals and referred to
the Legislative Assembly to be chosen at
tho next general election: and if In the
Legislative Assembly so next chosen such
proposed amendment or amendments shall
be agreed to by a majority of all tho
members elected to each house, then it
shall be the duty of the Legislative As
sembly to submit such amendment or
amendments to the electors of the state
and cause the same to be published with
out delay at least four consecutive weeks
in several newiroapers published in this
state, and it a majority of said electors
hall ratify the same, such amendment
or amendments shall become a part of
this constitution.' It will thus be seen
that since 1893 the only amendment which
has been submitted legally to the people
under this article of our constitution Is
the initiative and referendum amendment.
It was the duty of the Legislative As
sembly In 1S95 to pass an act submitting
the four amendments then agreed to, and
which had been referred to it by the 1S93
Legislative Assembly, to the electors of
the state at the next general election, 'and
cause the same lo be publlshd without de
lay at least four successive- weeks in sev
eral newspapers published In this state,'
and when the 1S93 Legislative Assembly
failed to perform this duty Its agreement
to the four amendments amounted to
nothing and they lapsed and went out of
existence and never could come up again
under the constitution without being re-
1 think that section 1 of article 17 Is
certainly quite clear on all of these points.
and I conclude that the Initiative and ref
erendum amendment was legally proposed,
and it was certainly regularly submitted
and adopted In all respects and bythe
largest vote ever cast for any measure
coming before the people of our state.
and Is, in my opinion, a part of the con
stitution oi uregon."
derly vs. tho City of Portland. In this
suit Kadderly, through his attorney, Mr.
Dunlway, attempted to prevent the reas
sessment of East Burnslde street, stating
that tho new city charter, under which
tho reassessment was made, was not in
force for SO days after, its passage. The
reason alleged by Kadderly was that the
referendum amendment contained a clause
saying that with a few exceptions no
measure should go Into effect until 90
days after its passage by the Legislature.
The new city charter was put into effect
Immediately by an emergency clause, and
this, 'according to the argument of Kad-
derly's attorney, made the reassessment
The Circuit Court, as was stated in Tho
Oregonlan at the time, .decided that the re
assessment was legal because the refer
endum amendment was unconstitutional
and of no effect. From this decision Kad
derly has appealed, and there the matter
rests for the present.
In the meantime many friends of tho.
referendum point out an alleged improb
ability of an adequate or full presentation
of the measure being made in its behalf
before the Supreme Court.
"Mr. Dunlway," they say, "is person
ally opposed to the referendum. He thinks
it is an unwise law, and nevertheless in
this suit he is. placed in tho anomalous
position of arguing for it."
AH of which Mr. Dunlway admits, but
he says further:
"inose wno tear tnat i mignt not put
my best efforts forward In behalf of the
referendum amendment forget that every
attorney has a professional Interest in his
work. I am convinced that the referen
dum is not a beneficial law, but I am also
V,n 4-ro ln.a4 rn -ill..
: V"r, VJZZSZrZ Ivryers Will Hold Conference
Oregon, and that it is In effect today. Tho h- uruvovj. un, juiy lopccnu. .
Circuit Court says not, but I believe that
the court is in error and shall use my
best endeavors to convince the Supreme
Court of the Justice of my position. 1
"If the City Attorney prepares his brief
in time I will ask the court to set the
hearing in August, before the court ad
journs. It will probably be about the mid
dle of the month, perhaps the 15th. All
my arguments are set forth in the brief
published. In this morning's Oregonlan.
Ali I can say Is in that I believe that the
Circuit Court has said about all it can in
the matter, and that few arguments upon
that side will be advanced."
W. S. TTRen, an attorney of Oregon
Cltj, popularly known as the father of
the Initiative and referendum, will appear
as a "inena ot tne court ' in tne case, ana
as such will submit a supplementary brief.
The case will be argued by Mr. Dunlway,
and yesterday It was reported that both
Senators Mitchell and Fulton, would ap
pear before the Supreme Court and argue
n behalf of the amendment. This report
seems, however, to be unfounded.
First I've heard of It," said Senator
Mitchell, when the subject was broached
to him yesterday. "I really believe that
the referendum is constitutional and that
the Circuit Court has erred, but I have
not heard anything of my taking an active
part in the defense of the measure. It Is
possible, however, that I may prepare a
supplemental brief and appear as a "friend
of the court," which Is often done In such
THINKS LAW CONSTITUTIONAL.
Attorney Says RefcrefitlHm "Was Only
Amendment Before People In 1800.
SALEM, Or., July 26. (Special.)
Whether the initiative and referendum
amendment was legally adopted continues
to be the foremost subject of public dis
cussion, and it promises to maintain that
position until the question fs settled by the
Supreme Court. Quite naturally, the
friends of the referendum are taking the
most active part in the discussion, for
they feel that if they win it must be by
snatching victory from defeat. Those who
believe, that the referendum was. not; le
gally adopted are satisfying themselves by
quoting the decision of the Circuit Court
and the construction placed upon the con
stitutional provisions by the Legislature
One of the strongest friends of the ref
erendum in Salem is Tllmon Ford, one of
the ablest lawyers in the state. He has
long been an, advocate of direct legisla
tion, and was one of tho men appointed
on the direct-legislation committee which
S. TTRen, who is one of the attorneys
who expects to appear before the Supreme
Court In the interest of the initiative and
referendum amendment, stated that sev
eral lawyers, who will appear In behalf
of the amendment before the Supreme
Court, will hold a conference within a
few days when a definite plan of action
will be decided upon, and, until this action
had been taken ho would say nothing as
to the fight that it Is proposed shall be
made. Mr. TJren stated, however, that
during the coming week there will be
filed In the Supreme Court a petition by
prominent politicians and lawyers of the
state, asking permission to appear by
brief and -oral argument in further con
sideration of the amendment as it will
come before the Appellate Court.
Meier 3b Frank Company
Meier (2b Frank Company
Demonstration all this week of Romford's Phosphate Baking Powder Basement.
Trunks, Traveling Bags, Smt Cases Every size and etyle Third Floor.
. Just received New shipment of Men's Panama Hats at low prices.
Hourly Sales for Today
. Condensed List Circulars with items fully described given out at
the different entrances, or see pesterday's Oregonian.
8 to 9 A. M.
9 to 10 A. M.
-Screen Doors 79c each
Brooms 19c each
Stock Ties 6c each
$5.00- Mackintoshes $1.15
1 1 to 12 A. M.
Silk-Crepe Stocks 49c Each
25c to 40c Fancy Combs 1c
Huck Towels 7 c Each
Curtain Ends 21c Piece
Outing Flannel Gowns
Bead Chain Bargains
Fabric Gloves 19c Pair
Ribbon Strips 5 c
Bath Sponges 8c Each
12 to 1 P. M.
10 to 11 A.
$2.25, $3 .Shoes $1 pair
60c. 75c Wash SHks 43c
Ladies' Hose at 35c a air
Damaged Ware at 1-4 Price
Lawns and Dimities 8 c yard
Ladies' Vests at 12c each
Liberty Satin Ribbon 22c
35c and 40c Handk'fs21c
Sewing Tables 87c Each
Trimmed Hats at 59c Each
Parasols at One-half Price
1 to 2 P. M.
Shirtwaist Suiting 13c yard
Fountain Pens at 51c each
$1.50 Bibles 89c
$2.00 Pictures $1.23
50c Link Cuff Buttons 15c
Children's Hose 16c
Hose Supporters 29c
Gingham Aprons 19c
Coffee Mills 22c
2 to 3 P.
Children's Handkerchiefs 3c
Waist Sets 16c
Boys' Shirts 35c
Little Minister 19c
4 to 5 P. M.
White Organdie 32c Yard
Traveling Bags $1.87
Food Choppers $1.98
35c to 65c Belts 9c each
Flannelettes 1 1c per Yard
50c Music Folios 21c
Pillow Cases 13c
Picture Framing at 1-5 Off
Men's Nightshirts 69c each
Hammock Stands $5.55 ea.
$2 White Shirtwaists at 89c
Misses' $16 Suits at $3.85
3 to 4 P. M.
Flannelette Wrappers 73c
Walking Skirts $.1.59 Each
Smyrna Rugs $1.07 Each
Mixed Suitings 38c Yard
Twilled Crash 3c Yard
. 8c- Lace 3c Bolt
$1.25 Pictures 89c
Boys' Khaki Suits at $1.19
Porch Cushions at 13c Each
Children's Waists 12c Each
Pudding Dishes at 9c a piece
Writing Tablets at 6c Each
Kid Gloves 79c
$1.00 Waist Silks 69c
Ladies' Slippers 50c
35c, 75c Appliques 1 1c yd
50c Corset Covers 29c
Children's Dresses 69c
Collar and Cuff Sets 9c
$18 and $20 Suits at $9.85
$22.50 Suits for $11.85
One-fourth Off on Mirrors
Meier & Frank Company
Meier &. Frank Company
Meier & Frank Company
application of one new member was re
ceived. The August meeting win do on
the third Saturday at 2 P. Ml
WHEELS TO TURN TODAY-
Defends tl(e RefcreadHra.
STAYTON, Or., July 26. Stayton Grange,
No. 310, at its flirt meeting since organ
ization, held last Friday, adopted the fol
lowing resolutions on tho decision of the
Multnomah Circuit Court against the in
ltiatlve and referendum amendment to the
"Whereas. By a decision lately rendered
by the Circuit Court of Multnomah
County it has been decided that the
amendment to the constitution of Oregon,
known as the Initiative and referendum, is
void; It Is the opinion of this Grange that
in the consideration of sala amendment by
said court the questions Involved were
not fully presented; that the attorney
who pretended to uphold the amendment
was anxious to liave It declared void;
that it was very unfortunate that a mat
ter of such extreme Importance to the'
people of this state should, when the test
.of Its validity came before the court for
determination have had an enemy for an
"We believe that, when the validity of
this amendment shall be presented to an
impartial court by its friends aa well as
those opposed, it will be found to be valid.
and -the expressed will of the people will
"The object of this amendment was, and
Is, to prevent vicious legislation from be
ing procured by political schemers and dis
honest lobbies; therefore, be It
"Resolved by Stayton Grange. No. 340.
That we believe it is In the Interest of
good government that this amendment be
sustained as a part of our state constitu
A goodly number were present, not
withstanding the very buey time of year
ior iarmers. uepuxy siaic joaater w. ai.
Hilllary assisted the worthy master.
James F. Cook. For novices In Grange
ROUTE OF NEW RAILROAD
Southern Pacific Will Build With Re
duced Grade, to Hlllsboro.
IThe plan is to start at WUlsburg and
build a branch line through Mllwaukie to
a point opposite Oswego, then along the
river toward Oregon City. From the
Dolnt opposite Oswego the Willamette
River will be bridged, when a railway will
be built up the Tualatin River to Hllls
This was the frank statement made yes
terday to an Oregonlan reporter by Engi
neer McLeod at Milwaukle, who has made
all the surveys of these routes for the
Southern Pacific Company. At present he
Is still at ' Mllwaukie, where he has been
for some time completing a few details
of his work. Engineer McLeod is thor
oughly Informed about tho country. He
said that, of course, he does not know
when these, extensive changes will be
made, but he did not hesitate to say that
the company la In dead earnest about
The object of building the new railway
throuch Mllwaukie to Oregon City. Is to
avoid the heavy grade south from Wills
burg. The engineer said that an engine
can hardly get up that grace witn zu cars,
but on the route ot the proposed new line
the grade that has been secured will en
able a locomotive to haul SO cars. It was
first thought that the steep, grade south
of WUlsburg might be modified by fills
and "cuts, "but It was found that the cost
would bo even greater than to build a
new lino on the route indicated. The
branch-, which will be the main line, will
leave the present railway at a point south
of WUlsburg. and. passing througn aiii-
waukle, will crosi. the track of the Oregon
Water Power & Railway company at an
elevation of about 18 feet, and then swing
around Milwaukle Heights near the ri'er.
The bridge at Oswego, said the engineer,
will be a suspension bridge, and will per
mit tho passage of steamers up and down
. Mr. McLeod was much Impressed with
the Tualatin Valley, and Is confident that
tho buildlne of the railway through It
to Hlllsboro will develop it wonderfully.
Another route Vas surveyed first on that
part of the line, but it was found Imprac
ticable, and the Tuaiaun route was nnai
ly selected. An excellent grade was se
cured through to Hlllsboro. While at
work on that route Mr. McLeod came
across a Frenchman who had half an acre
In grapes and who manufactured wine for
his own use. This wine, saia tne engineer.
was the finest he had ever tasted, from
France or anywhere else. He thought of
the time when extensive vineyards might
be planted all along the Tualatin River.
He savs that he will send a bottle of It
to Mr. Mills, of the advertising depart
ment of the Southern Pacific, to show him
NEW SAW3IILXj OF STANDARD BOX
Another Added to the East Side's In
dustries Houie-Boats Will Make
Room for Log: Rooms.
The wheels of the Standard Box Fac
tory Company's new sawmill, at the foot
of East Ankeny and East Ash streets,
will turn "for tho first time today. The
construction of the big plant has gone
forward for several months under the
supervision of S. C. Cobb, secretary of
the company. It covers two blocks, be
sides the streets which were vacated by
the City Council for the company. The
main mill building stands alongside East
Ankeny. street and extends across East
"Water street. It is two stories, much of
the driving machinery being below the
main floor of the sawlng-room. A 400
horsepower engine stands on a concrete
foundation, which extends down to the
solid earth in the annex on tho south side
of the mill, while the boiler-house stands
about 25 feet south ot the mill plant. All
machinery la new and modern. The mill
will have a capacity of 50,000 to 100,000 feet
of lumber a day. Machinery for a band-
saw also came the past week, and will
be set up In a building yet to be put on
the block between East Water and East
The entire mill plant has been white
washed. Inside and outside, which has
suggested that the name be changed to
the White Milling Company. When the
mill Is in operation, the box factory, in
which the main portion of the output will
be used, will cover the vacant block be
tween East Water and East First streets
and East Ash and East Pine streets. The
plant will bo one of the largest on the
Coast. It will represent an Investment
of .from $100,000 to 5150,000.
For some time the nto use-boats have
been moving from the water front, be
tween East Burnslde and East Pino
streets, until but few are left. They have
to move out ot the way ot the march of
Improvements. The log booms will take
up the water front here completely. Ad
joining the plant Is the lumber dock of
the Sellwood Lumber Company, which is
being completed. This district will be one
of the liveliest portions of tho East Side
work the business was transacted with
reasonable dtep&tch and intelligence. Thai what can bo produced in Oregon.
MUST GO IX XINETY DAYS.
Milwaukle Powder-Houses Mnat Give
Guarantee to Move.
. The ordinance passed by the Mllwaukie
Council prohibits tho storing of explosives
within the corporate limits ot that place
In amounts exceeding 200 pounds, and
then only by the consent of the Council.
For violation of the provisions of the or
dinance, the penalty Is a fine- of not less
than $200 or Imprisonment. This ordi
nance was passed Juno 29, 1903, and re
ceived the signature of Mayor William
Shindler. It gives the companies having
powder on deposit In the houses 90 days
want to be reasonable," said the Mayor
yesterday, "and have given the companies
ample time In which to vacate the houses.
The ordinance will be enforced. Arrests
will follow the violation ot the ordi
The California Powder Company, which:
owns the ground on which the powder-
houses stand, has asked for another 90
daj'3' extension of time, but, while tho
Council Is willing to grant the concession
asked, it will require the company to give
positive assurances that it will move at
the end of that time. Mayor Shindler
says that, so lar, there has been no an
swer to the reply the Council made to
the company as to the conditions under
which tho Council will grant the conces
sion asked for.
If there be no reply September 29. the
powder-houses will be there contrary to
the ordinance passed and approved June
29, and arrests will follow. If the matter
gets this far, It will bring the removal of
the powder-houses Into courj. Under the
uruiuiiuces ue council nu uumuinj lu
arrest all who happen to be around the
or Schlndler seems to think the reason
tho comnany has asked for an extension
Is the encouragement It has received from
tho opposition, headed by air. aenwooa.
If the company can get an extension of
90 days after September 29. without giv
ing a guarantee to move by that time,
another election will como around tho
first Monday In December. The opposi
tion has announced that It -would not
fight the powder companies If it were In
power. Unless the powder company gives
guarantee to move, and It gets an exten
sion of 90 days. It would bring the whole
fight up again at the December "election.
This the Council does not want to hap
pen. Eaut Side Notes.
The East Twenty-elghth-Street Im
provement Association will hold a- busi
ness meeting this evening In the Mission
house on East Gllsan street.
Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Holt are enjoying
their honeymoon at their Summer-house
at Mountain View. Some years ago Mr.
Holt built a picturesque rustic Summer
house on the elevation overlooking the
grand basin of the Sandy River, from
which a view with a sweep of 25 miles In
every direction may be had. There is
an observatory on the top of the house.
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