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THE M0ROTN3 OREGONIAN, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1903.
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STRUCK ROCK IN FOG
Captain of Francois Coppee
Lost His Reckoning.
THIRTEEN OF CREW SAVED'
Captain and Eiflht Sailors Yet Unac
counted ForMen Refuse to Obey
Commands of Skipper-Story
SAN FRAXCISCO, Nov. 22. A rait con
taining the first mate and three sailors of
the wrecked French bark Francois Coppee
came ashore In Tomalcs Bay this after
noon and the men. after securing succor at
a neighboring ranch, were driven to a
railway station and reached this city to
night. These survivors ore .all Frenchmen
and the story they told disproves the
curlier suspicions of a mutiny on board,
their statements being borne out "by cor
According to their narrative, the Coppee
hud been sailing la a log for three days
on dead reckoning and Captain Irneye,
Friday night, believed that he was on the
Ban Francisco side of tho Farrallon Isl
tnds, -when, as the disaster proved, he "was
nearer the coast line. The four men have
a very vague Idea as to the time or place
where the ship struck on the rock In To
malcs Bay. They say that the night was
very stormy and huge waves were dashing
violently against the ship after she struck.
It was deemed advisable to launch two
small boats first, but these were lost In
the angry seas, but fortunately they had
no occupants. Then the big lifeboat was
provisioned and successfully launched and
held fast with a rope, but when nine men
had been lowered into it, the rope parted.
The lifeboat was then in danger of being
hashed to pieces and there was no way of
getting back to tho ship, and in self-preservation
the nine men were compelled to
pull away. They were later picked up by
The four men who camo to San Francisco-
tonight then constructed a rough raft
and took the chanco of being washed
ashore. What became of the captain and
eight sailors yet unaccounted for. tho first
mate could not say. A small boat con
taining two pairs of oars, a life preserver
and a hat, drifted ashore in Tomales Bay
this afternoon. The boat was from the
Coppee. This is believed to be one of the
small boats that were los.t In the launch
ing. Edward O'Nell, one of the survivors,
later furnished a statement of the wreck
that puts a different phaso on the con
duct of the nine men in the lifeboat. He
raid the nine were fighting and clamoring
among themselves and, refusing to listen
to the commands of the captain to stand
by the ship, pulled away. Fifteen men
were then left In the ship and when day
break came she was fast going to pieces.
It was then found that land was 100 yards
away -and tho captain gave the order to
swim ashore. Only four reached land and
the captain end ten others were not seen
again. One body was seen as it was be
ing dashed against the rocks.
Tho four men who camo to San Fran
cisco tonight are First Mate Edward
Nolere and Seamen August Victor, Adolph
Victor and Edward O'Nell. "The nine men
picked up by the Scotia arc: James "Webb,
Fred Olsen, Samuel Rays, Edward Ander
son. W. G. Taylor, Jean Convinlls, Nlel
Louis. Fred Briken, C Augustus
LARGE FODDER CONTRACT. -
Bids Invited for Furnishing Over Ten
The Government Is out with another big
order for fodder for shipment to the
Philippines. Proposals are Invited for
furnishing 5135 tons of hay and 4820 tons
of oats for early delivery at Portland,
Seattle. Tacoma or San Francisco. The
bids will bo received until noon, Decem
ber 22 at the office of Captain F. A. Grant,
Quartermaster United States Army, at
The specificaions require that the hay
and oats be of the best quality. Tho hay
Is to be compressed to eighty feet or less
per ton, and tho oats are to be double
sacked. This fodder, which is intended
for tho use of the Army mules and horses
In the Philippines, will be shipped by
transport from the port of delivery to
NO WORK ON THE BAR.
Fog Too Thick for Dredge Chinook to
ASTORIA. Or., Nov. 23. (Special.)
Owing to tho thick fog about the mouth
of the river, no attempt was made today
to work on tho bar with the Government
dredgo Chinook. No buoys have been
placed along the channel which It Is
proposed to dredge, and tho dense fog
made It impossible to pick up the ranges
on shore. Captain A. E. Cann, the bar
pilot, has been engaged to accompany
the dredge during her work on the bar
and he will remain with the vessel until
her officers are familiar with conditions
nbout the mouth of the river. Just where
in attempt to cut a channel through will
be made will not be known by the public
until after the dredge begins operations.
HiS LICENSE REVOKED.
Captain Mclntyre Severely Criticised
by Steamboat Inspectors.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 23. Captain
James B. Mclntyre, who had command of
the steamer South Portland when she was
wrecked at Cape Blanco, Oregon, October
19, today had his license revoked by the
United States Local Inspectors.
The offlclals severely criticised Mcln
tyre. They declared that his ship was
poorly managed In that he never had a
fire or boat drill while he was master of
her, and they charged him with being un
skilled In his navigation and grossly neg
ligent In taking soundings and steering his
Steamboat Aurelia Seized.
Carl H. Barstow yesterday filed suit
against the steamboat Aurelia to recover
$1319 for ship chandlery materials and
other goods and appliances furnished for
the vessel at Prosper, Coos County, by
Lwls, Anderson, Foard & Co., at the re
quest of George Ross, contractor, and TV.
J. Rogers and Fred Russell, owners. The
Aurelia is lying at the foot of Lincoln
street and was seized by the Sheriff on a
warrant of arrest.
An Involuntary Passenger.
VICTORIA, B. C, Nov. 23. The steamer
Wlefleld, which arrived from San Fran
cisco this morning, brought Captain
Johnson, a San Francisco pilot, who was
carried away, being unable to reach tho
pilot boat In the heavy weather off the
Lost Apprentice at Sea.
VICTORIA, B. C, Nov. 23. Tho British
ship Pass of Kllllcrankle, which arrived
from Liverpool this morning, lost one of
her apprentices off Capo Horn, he having
fallen from the mainyard and drowned be
fore rescuers could reach him.
Astoria Marine Notes.
ASTORIA. Nov. 23. (Special.) Captain
"William H. Smith was today appointed by
Collector of Customs Robb as temporary
master of the Custom-House launch
Patrol, pending the appointment of a per
manent ono by the department at "Wash
ington: Captain Bailey, of the bar tug Tatoosh,
Is taking a short vacation and during his
absence Captain M. D. Staples, the bar
pilot, is in command of the tug.
Spencer Cut Rate.
The rate war between tho Regulator
and Spencer lines has been dragging on
for a long time without much excitement,
but now Captain Spencer has cut the fare
on his boat .from 50 cents to 25 cents and
things are getting warm again. The new
rate on the Spencer, which is the same
as that on the Gatzert, applies to any
points between Portland and The Dalles.
Passenger travel Is light at this time of
Atlantic Liner Aground.
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 23. The" Atlan
tic transport lino steamer Minnesota, from
London for Philadelphia, grounded today
during a' fog two miles below Reedy Island
light, In the Delaware Bay. She Is lying
easy and will probably float at high tide.
Montcalm Clears for Europe.
The French bark Montcalm cleared yes
terday for Queenstown for orders with
22,400 bushels of wheat and 53,570 bushels
of barley of a total value of 57G.S47. She
Is dispatched by Kerr, Glfford & Co. Tho
bark will leave down In a few days.
Norwegian Bark Wrecked.
COPENHAGEN, Nov. 23. The Norwe
gian bark Capella, bound from ArendaL
Norway, for Table Bay, Cape Colony, has
been wrecked off Borbjerg, Jutland. The
crew of 15'men. were drowned.
Navarro at Marshfield.
MARSHFIELD, Or., Nov. 23. (Special.)
The steamer Navarro arrived last night
from Portland with a full cargo of freight
She will sail on her return trip tomorrow
Domestic and Foreign Ports.
ASTORIA. Or., Nov. 23. Arrived last night
Schooner Glendale, from San Francisco. Con
dition of the bar at 3 P. M., smooth; -wind
southeast; weather clear.
Is'ew York, Nov. 23. Arrived Furnessia,
from Glasgow; Minnehaha, from London.
Plymouth, Nov. 23. Arrived Kaiser Wil-
helxn II, from. New York.
New York, Nov. 23. Arrived Zeelanfl, from
liondon, Nov. 2& Arrived Mlnnetoaka, from
San Francisco, Nov. 23. Arrived Steamer
James Dollar, from Seattle; steamer Queen,
from "Victoria. Sailed Tuc Sea Rover, for
Tacoma, Nov. 23. Arrived Schooner Annie
Larsen. from San Pedro; t earner Montara,
from San Francisco. Sailed Steamship Lyra,
for the Orient, via Seattle; schooner Manila,
for San Pedro.
Seattle, Nov. 23. Arrived, steamer Al-Kl.
from Skagway; steamer Lyra, from Tacoma.
Sailed, steamer Humboldt for San Francisco;
steamer Farallon for Skagway; steamer
Nome City for Portland.
Hoqulam, "Wash., Nov. JS.-ailed Schooner
Fred J. "Wood,, from Hoqulam, for Guaymas,
Mexico. Arrived Steamer Coqullle River, from
San Francisco, for Aberdeen.
DEMAND NEW SCHOOL.
Residents of Brooklyn to Hold Mass
There will be a mass meeting of property-owners
and residents of Brooklyn
this evening, lnBlanckJs Hall, on Powell
street, to consider tho schoolhouse situa
tion, and appoint a committee to co-oper-at
with a like committee from the Moth
ers Club. The object is to stir up the in
terest of the people in the effort to secure
the -appropriation needed for a modern
schoolhouse. That the residents may
have an understanding of the situation,
and the taxpayers of the district an Idea
of conditions, two separate investigations
of the main building on Mllwaukle ave
nue and the annex on Pdwell street have
been made by a committee of citizens and
a committee from the Mothers' Club.
Of tho Brooklyn building tho report
Tho outside of the Brooklyn bulldln? was
whitewashed about eight years ago, but this
coating has long apo disappeared. No general
repairs have ever been mado on tho Brooklyn
bulldlnsr, at least for the past eight years or
longer, and but for the efforts of the teachers
the rooms would be in a much worse condition
than at present. The Board of Health of
Portland would .not hesitate to condemn the
building as wholly unsulted in every way
for the housing of ohlldrpn. and as- a constant
menace to the health of every child who
attends the school. This is shown by tho
dingy and blackened walls, the broken and
cracked plaster in every room in tho building,
ahattering of the windows and the general
ramshackle condition of the. building above
the basement. The commltee is pleased to
speak well of the basement. It is in good con
dition. Tho report then directs attention to the
chapel building on Powell and East
As tho Brooklyn building is too small to
accommodate the pupils, about 70 aro sent
to the Lee Chapel, where there are two rooms
and two teachers. It is hardly possible to
convey an "Idea of tho outrageous condition
of this building, and we can only ask parents
to go and examine it for themselves. If the
Board of Health should happed to visit this
annex there is hardly a doubt but it would be
condemned at once. This building was put
up over 30 years ago. It rests flats on the
ground. Its walls are thin boards. There
is no ventilation. Heated by stoves, one mo
ment if is overheated, and the next chilled.
The teachers end children who are unfortunate
enough to have to occupy this building after
attending there for a trail become pale
and sick, and it becomes necessary to change
them back to the main building on Mllwaukle
street, as too long confinement In the disease
breeding atmosphere of this annex would re
sult in wholesale sickness. The rooms are
so constructed that ventilation and pure air
are imporsible. The floor resting practically
close to the ground, absorbs tho dampness
so much that the feet of tho children on
extremely cold days are never comfortable,
and this is a serious menace. It may be
questioned whether there Is anotherschoolhouse
in the state where tho conditions are so bad.
The toilet closets are placed close to the walls
of the building in the back end. To reach
them the pupils must walk through the rain
and under the eves for the entire length of
the building. In the warm weather tho win
dows of the back classroom, cannot be raised
without admitting a horrible stench from
these closets, and hence must be kept closed,
no matter how suffocatingly hot it may be.
Just how much sickness has already resulted
from housing children in these rooms or how
many deaths may be attributed to them can
only bo conjectured.
Copper Company Asks Review.
BUTTE, Mont; Nov. 22. Tho United
Copper-Company, through ono of Its at
torneys, has filed In the Federal Court
notice that a petition will be presented to
the United States Supremo Court for a
writ of certiorari, asking the higher court
to review the action of the Circuit Court
of Appeals and Judgo Knowles In grant
ing the Butte As Boston Company permis
sion to Inspect the underground workings
of the Rarus, Pennsylvania, Michael Dev
ltt and Johnstown claims. According to
the notice, the petition will be presented
to the Supreme Court November SO. This
Is the case In which Judge Knowles re
cently mado an order permitting an un
derground survey to ascertain whether,
as claimed by the Butte & Boston Com
pany, the United Copper Company em
ployes were violating tho Injunction In
the famous Michael Devltt case.
An Excellent Cough Medicine for Children
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy is a favor
ite with the mothers of small children. It
can always be depended upon as a quick
cure for coughs, colds and croup. It has
been the standard and main reliance of
thousands of mothers for many years
and never disappoints them. It is pleas
ant to take, which is Important, when a
medicine must be given to a. small child.
As It contains no opium or other harmful
drug, there is no danger whatever In giv
ing it. For sale by all druggists.
BYRON Z. HOLMES IS DEAD
PROMINENT CITIZEN SUCCUMBS
TO LONG ILLNESS.
Was Well Known as Life-Long Dem
ocrat, Business-Man and ex
After an Illness of four months, during
which time he suffered from typhoid
fever and complications, Byron Zebrlska
Holmes, 53 years old, a well-known citi
zen and life-long Democrat, died shortly
after 6 o'clock yesterday morning at the
old Francis residence at the northwest
corner of Tenth and Waashlngton streets.
His father was Thomas J. Holmes, who
was elected Mayor of this city June 17,
1S67, and died tho following day, in his
B. Z. Holmes was born In New Jersey
In 1S47, and eight years later, along with
other members of his family, he ar-,
rived In Portland by way of the Isthmus
of Panama. The old Holmes house stood
on the block bounded by Second, Third,
Davis and Everett streets, and was a fa
miliar landmark In the city's early days.
The estate at the time Mayor Holmes died
was worth 5100,000. B. Z. Holmes received
a liberal education, principally in the pub
lic schools of the city. In 1871, he married
Miss Hulda Grace Francis, a. daughter
of tho late Allen Francis, who was at that
time and for several years afterward
United State9 Consul at "Victoria, B. C.
Her Uncle, Major Simeon Francis, who
came -to Portland from Springfield, 111.,
In 1E6L assumed in that year editorial
management of The Oregonlan. T. J.
Dryer. Its editor up to that time, carried
tho electoral vote of Oregon to Washing
ton, D. C, and was appointed by Presi
dent Lincoln Minister to the Sandwich
Islands, In 1S62, Mr. Francis was ap
pointed a Paymaster in the regular army,
with the rank of Major, President Lin
coln and he having been personal friends
Although often asked to run for office,
B. Z. Holmes Invariably declined the
honor, except In 1S7S, when ho was elected
to the State Legislature. For several
years Mr. Holmes was connected with
the Willamette Iron Works, now the Wil
lamette Iron & Steel Works. In the days
of tho volunteer flro department, he wa3
ono of Its active members, and at the
time of his death was vice-president of
the Exempt Firemen's Association. Ho
left a widow and three sisters, Mrs.
Alice J. Strowbridge, of this city, and
Mrs. M. A. Heuston and Mrs. -Teresa E.
Coulson, of New York. The funeral will
take place from his late residence at 1:30
P. M. tomorrow.
A life-long friend of B. Z. Holmes
writes: "Byron Z. Holmes was one of tho
most unassuming and retiring of men, yet
possessed of a keen sense of wit and
humor. I have never known him to lose
his temper, no matter how great tho prov
ocation, nor speak an 111-word of any one.
Nothing conld give him greater pain than
to see any one abuse a dumb animal. His
deeds of charity were known only to him
self and those who profited by them.
Many a helping hand he had quietly held
out to old acquaintances who happened to
bo Improvident and had fallen by tho
TO END LUMBER TE0UBLE.
Plan. Will Be Announced This
Ben Campbell, assistant traffic director
of the Harriman system, left last night
on the O. R. & N. He will go to Ogden,
where with other railroad officials he will
attend the ceremony of formally opening
the Ogden-Lucln cut-off.
Just before departing Mr. Campbell
said that the lumbermen's complaint
would be laid before J. C. Stubbs, traffic
director of the Harriman system, and
William Sproule, freight traffic manager
of the Southern Pacific These officials
Mr. Campbell will meet at Ogden. Mr.
Campbell safd that a plan, to remove tho
troublo will probably be announced next
week. When asked whether the matter
will be satisfactorily arranged, Mr. Camp
"I hope so; I think so. The Interests
of shippers will bo considered as fully as
the Interests of the railroad."
"How about cars?"
"That question will settle Itself. Cars
aro easier already."
"Will more cars be brought up from.
"That's In the hands of tho operating
department and I, in the traffic depart
ment, have nothing to do with It"
"But many citizens believe that your
friendliness to Portland and your Influ
ence will help to relieve tho situation."
"I'm pleased to hear it," responded Mr,
"Will the lumber rat to California from
Interior Oregon ba raised?"
"That Is for Mr. Stubbs and others to
"Will Portland and Interior Oregonf
mills- get equal rates?"
"That has not been dcclded.,,
"But will it be decided satisfactorily to
the lumber mills?"
"I have no doubt it will."
Yesterday 3Ir. Campbell had a confer
ence with the lumbermen, to whom he
spoke assuringly. Ho had hoped to see
the railroad announce a decision before ho
left Portland, but matters of detail must
be examined by Mr. Stubbs and Mr.
Sproule. At the conference were Johan
Poulsen, secretary and treasurer of In
man, Poulsen & Co.; E. T. Williams, vice
president and manager North Pacific
Lumber Company; W. B. Ayer, presi
dent Eastern & Western Lumber Com
pany; L. J. Wentworth, vice-president and
manager Portland Lumber Company; H.
H. Jones, secretary and manager Jones
Lumber Company; W. C Francis, man
ager City Retail Lumber Company.
"Wo are willing to wait a few days
longer," said one of the lumbermen last
night, "for a settlement of the trouble.
Whatever rates the railroad makes we
hopo will be permanent"
Rock Island's Fine Offices.
The offices of the Rock Island aro Just
now tho pride and boast of Railroad
Row. Under the direction of General
Agent L. B. Gorham they aro being ele
gantly furnished and decorated, and there
is nothing quite so fine among all tho
railroad offices in the city.
The signs which have lately been hung
out to attract the passing throng are
among the handsomest on tho Coast, and
tho end Is not yet Mr. Gorham an
nounces that tho Rock Island's artists
will bo hero soon to do $000 worth of
work on the office windows. The sign
work .already done has cost $210, and
seems to be worth tho monoy. The leg
end. "Tho Great Rock Island Route," is
done in gold and white -along both tho
Third and Alder-street sides of tho
building, and at tho corner 13 an elab
orate design in black and gold against a
white background. The work on the local
office is an exact duplicate of that on the
New York office of the Rock Island Com
pany, which Is the finest In the country.
The work Is most creditable to Mr. Gor
ham and tho company which he repre
sents. President Elliott at Seattle.
SEATTLE, Wash., Nov. 23.-PresIdent
Howard Elliott and a party of general
officials of the Northern Pacific reached
Seattle tonight The party will remain
hero two or threo days. It Is the Inten
tion to go to Auburn In the morning to
inspect tho Northern Pacific yards at that
point, and to devote the remainder of the
day to Seattle's water front When the
party leaves here, either Wednsday or
Thursday, a run will bo made over the
Seattle division as far north as Sumas,
stops at Everett and Whatcom being
planned. The party goes East over tho
Great Northern as far as Adrian, then
A KMSIB PREttM
HOW HIS EXPERIENCE HELPED
After Her Father's Death Miss Bue
chel Encountered Serious Difficul
ties, but Overcame Them.
The Rev. Charles Buechel, late pastor
of the German Methodist Episcopal
Church in Wichita, TCan., was one of.
the best-known-ministers of the state,
having served in. all Its principal cities
during his long pastorate. His daugh
ter. Miss Lydla Buechel, now residing
at No. 421'South Water street, Wichita,
also has a wide acquaintance, and her
evidence on an important topio will
command attention. She says:
"For six years I suffered with a ner
vous debility which physicians failed to
relieve, and finally I was confined to mV
bed, a victim of nervous prostration. I
was so nervous that I could not" sleep,
my stomach got so bad that everything
I ate hurt me, and my system became
worn out from the nervousness and lack
"When my father was alive he fre
quently took Dr. Williams Pink Pills
for Pale People when he was worn out
and nervous from preaching, and they
always helped him, so I decided to see
what they would do for -me. After tak
ing one box I experienced relief, and a
few boxes, cured me. I am perfectly
willing to have this statement pub
lished in the hope that It will be the
means of helping other sufferers to re
gain their health."
Dr. Williams' Pink Pillsl or Pale Peo
ple are an unfailing specific for all dis
eases arising from Impoverished blood
or weakened, unstrung nerves two
fruitful causes of nearly all the ail
ments to which mankind Is heir. They
have cured locomotor ataxia, partial
paralysis, St Vitus' dajice, sciatica,
neuralgia, rheumatism, nervous head
ache, the after-effects of the grip, pal
pitation of 'the heart, pale and sallow
complexions, and all lorms of weakness,
either in male or female.
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale Peo
ple are sold by all dealers, or will be
sent postpaid on receipt of price, fifty
cents a box; six boxes for two dollars
and a half, by addressing Dr. Williams
Medicine Company, Schenectady, N. Y.
Do not trust the word of a man who
says .he has the genuine Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills In bulk. None of these fa
mous pills ever leave the factory except
In packages beating the well-known
trademark composed of the seven words
"Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale
over the now Adrian cut-off to Couleo
City and into Spokano over tho Washing
To Attend Lucln Ceremony.
A party of O. R. & N. officials, con
sisting of President Mohler, General Pas
senger Agent Craig, General Freight
Agent Miller, General Attorney Cotton,
Chief Engineer Kennedy, Master Me
chanic Graham, Superintendent O'Brien,
will accQmpahy Ben 'Campbell, assistant
traffic director of the Harriman lines, to
Lucln, Utah,, today to be present at the
ceremony of driving the golden spike
which marks the completion of the Ogden
Lucln cut-off. From Ducln Mr. Campbell
will continue on his way Bast, the Port
land part- returning immediately after
MONEY SPENT TO AID NEEDY.
City Board of Charities Expends
5104 In a Year.
The City Board of Charities held its an
nual meeting In Its new quarters at Fifth
and Jefferson streets last evening. Tho
annual reports of the committees were
submitted and several interesting ad
dresses were made by persons prominently
Identified with the work.
"The report of Treasurer Charles E. Iiadd
disclosed the fact that of the year's re
ceipts, amounting to ,377.30, but 5273 was
On hand, the disbursements amounting to
$3,1M.30. The election of officers that fol
lowed the treasurer's report resulted as
follows: Andrew C. Smith, Rev. Stephen
S. Wise and J. C. Robinson, directors, for
terms of three years; C. Lombard!, for
two years, to fill the unexpired term of
Mrs. E. N. Wilson, who has left the city;
Mrs. E. T C. Stevens, to fill the unexpired
term of Rev. Alexander Blackburn; H. K.
Sargent and A. King Wilson, auditors.
W. T. Gardner of the Boys' and Girls'
Aid Society spoke on the relations of that
society to the City Board of Charities at
some length. Mrs. M. R Trumbull gave
a very interesting talk on the work of the
National Conference of Charities and Cor
rection and Rev. T. L. Eliot spoke on
the relations of the old charities to the
new. The addross of President A. N.
Strong took up the greater" part of the
time devoted to the meeting. He said in
"Over 50,000 different cases. Involving
thousands and thousands of different
treatments of poor and needy cases have
given tho City Board of Chlritles Its
diploma as a trained and experienced
charity administrator. The suffering that
it has relieved by Its speedy and effective
aid would have added materially to the
sorrow of tho world If old charitable con
ditions had prevailed.
"One thing Is to be noted and that is the
harmonious action of the different charit
able associations referred to. Generally
speaking, the City Board of Charities
has the hearty co-operation of all the
charitable organizations of the city. Tho
only exception is the, so to speak,
amicable trouble we nearly always have
with new County Commissioners and
County Judges in getting them to observe
even tho most , elementry 'principles of
charitable work. After such offlclals have
been in office for a while and have ob
tained experience, they and the City
Board of Charities get along beautifully
together, but at the beginning of their
terms County Judges and Commissioners
are apt to think they know all about
charity work, and each new County Board
repeats over and over again the Initial
mistakes of Its predecessors. If only the
county of Multnomah would re-elect some
of Its tried and approved officers to suc
cessive terms, this trouble would be
largely obviated, but no. each new elec
tion brings in new men and the new men
bring in the old troubles and mistakes,
and so on ad Infinitum.
"This lack of charitable "work Is chiefly
manifested in the decision of questions of
transporting needy persons to other cities
and states. No charitable question needs
more careful handling and no other
charitable remedy is subject to such grave
abuse. Two principles in the treatment of
such cases are clearly established: First,
that It is the moral and legal duty of the
community in which poor people have ac
quired a settlement to care for them, and,
second, that a poor family allowed to wan
der Is a ruined family.
American Made Cotton Inspector.
BERLIN, Nov. 23. J. B. G. Becker, of
Hockley, Tex., has been appointed Gov
ernment Inspector of cotton on the plan
tations of German East Africa. His
headquarters will be at Sar-Es-Salaam.
The German East Africa cotton ja-op last
season, produced under the direction of
some of Booker T. Washington's pupils,
totaled 150 bales. Fresh sowings this
year are expected to triple this crop.
THE OVEnWORKED EYE,
Tho faded Eye, the red and Inflamed Eye,
the Urye that needs care, relieved by Mur
inc. Murine Eye Remedy, Co., Chicago.
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y printed on the front of every package Price Fifty Cents per bottle.
EASTERN MAILS DELAYED
SERIOUS CONGESTION ON O. R. &
N. AND SHORT LINE.
Tons of Matter Dumped In Postoffice
Daily Keep Local Offi
Between the two tasks of trying to
straighten out the delayed and congested
mall from the East and pacifying Impa
tient citizens who are "kicking" about
letters that don't come, the offlclals of
the local postoffice are having a busy
time. Almost every day mall that has
been tied up for a week or more pours
into the offico In quantities that almost
swamp the office. The employes are work
ing overtime, and all along the route be
tween Portland and Ogden, Utah, double
shifts of mall clerks are being kept busy.
Even the Increased force Is unable to re
lieve the situation to any appreciable ex
tent. The tie-up of the mall. It Is said,
seems to be most serious along tho lines
of the O. R. & N. and the Short Line.
As to the cause, tho postoffice officials
are unable to secure a definite explana
tion. Inquiry has been made by Post
master F. A. Bancroft, but tho only
answer ho has received from the railroads
Is that tho congestion Is produced by de
lays on the transcontinental lines. These
delays cause tho mall to pile up at junc
tion points In such quantities that It can
not bo handled with the speed necessary
to keep It on the move, and thus the de
lay occasioned by delayed trains Is In
creased. Tho tie-up Is assuming serious pro
portions and no little Inconvenience Is
being experienced by the business men of
the city, whose netters are being held up
for days. Recently the delay has been so
great that letters, which should have
reached here and been delivered In three
days after being sent, have been on the
road for longer than a week. Tho respon
sibility for this does not He In the local
postoffice, according to the statements of
tho postmaster. It is tho fault of tho
railroads, that fall to get tho malls
through on schedule time.
In discussing the situation yesterday.
Postmaster Bancroft said: "The congested
condition of tho mall along the line of
the O. R. & N. and Short Lino Is such that
all letters from that direction aro de
layed. This causes the mall to become
congested, and to relieve tho condition un
wieldy loads of it are thrust upon tho
Mrs. A. Canavan, of 733 Northrup street, wife of A. Canavan, who Is
employed at the City Water Works, says: "For two or throe years, owing
to kidney complaint and backache I was some days unable to attend to
my household duties at all. What I did do was under great strain and
misery. When, owing to a weak, lamo and aching back you aro unable to
sit, stand or lie, when dizzy spells are common and you are annoyed with,
headaches, despite tho uso of ordinary household remedies and more than
one medicine guaranteed to be a euro for such troubles you naturally
think a good deal of the means at last employed which gave relief. I
used Doan's Kidney Pills, getting them at the Laue-Davls Drug Co.'s
store, corner of Yamhill and Third streets, taking them according to di
rections, and I found more relief Xrom them than from all the other
remedies I ever took put together. When In conversation with anyone an
noyed with symptoms of kidney complaint I never fall to get in a good
word for Doan's Kidney Pills."
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railway mall clerks every day or two.
The quantity is too much for the regular
forces to handle and all available extra
men aro being kept busy. It has even
become necessary to have the men work
double shifts to get the mall disposed of
"In the office here we are having the
same difficulties to battle with. Delayed
and unwieldy lots of mall are unloaded
upon U9. The office would be swamped If
wo attempted to handle these loads with
the usual force and within regulation
shifts. The clerks are all working over
time. Some of the men that should quit
at 4 P. M. are forced to labor every night
until midnight. All available men are
being drafted Into service, and I am. glad
to saythat we are able to prevent delays
In our office, even though it has to be
done in this manner.
"I havo made a special inquiry as to
the cause of this delay, but have not re
ceived a satisfactory answer. I hopo to
be able to remedy the existing conditions
in tho near future."
LAB0E TO ENTER POLITICS.
Central Union of New York Will Try
to Form a New Party.
NEW YORK. Nov. 23. The Central La
bor Union, of thl9 city, has Inaugurated
a movement to form a purely labor po
litical pasty. A committee composed of
Democrats, Republicans and Socialists
was named to draw up a platform. The
action followed addresses by fraternal
delegates from England to the American
Federation of Labor at a meeting of
the Central Labor organizations. These
delegates told of the success of trades
unions In English politics. In England,
they said, there were now five labor rep
resentatives in tho House of Commons,
and at the next elction It was expected
that 30 more would be elected.
"Wo havo the support of the Irish party
pledged to us," said Mr. O'Grady, one of
the delegates, "and with this strength in
the British Parliament we will hold the
balance of power, and If we use It with
discretion wo shall be able to meet this
great opposition to organized labor and
force recognition of the unions through
out Great Britain."
Somo of the prominent labor men of
tho city say that as soon as a local com
mittee formulates plans, a National labor
convention will doubtless be called, prob
ably within a few weeks, and steps taken
to moke the movement national in scope.
Columbia Eleven to Visit. West.
NEW YORK, Nov. 23. Columbia's foot
hall team In all probability will journey
When a Woman's
The aches and pains that assail a woman's back when the kid
neys are sick take all the life all the energy all the ambition out
of her. Backache makes her tired ont and weary, with nerves un
strungshe must attend to daily duties even though racking kidney
pains make every motion of the body a misery. Then, too, when the
kidneys are not relieved there i3 the annoyance and danger of uri
nary disorders. Good health can only be obtained with well kidneys.
Keep the kidneys well with the greatest of modern specifics, Doan?B
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to tho Pacific slopo during tthe Christmas
holidays to lino up against the teams oi
the University of California and Leland
Stanford University. Permission to make
the trip Is said to have been obtained
from President Butler.
The trip Is planned for the Christmas
holidays because the men will have mora
time to mako the journey without inter
fering too much with their studies, but
it will be impossible for them to keep iq
Butte Men Meet President Today.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23. Representa-i
tlve J. M. Dixon, of Montana, called at
the White House today to make anal ar
rangements for the visit to the President
of the labor organizations of Butte, who
came East on invitation of the President.
They will tako luncheon with tho PresJ
ldent at tho Whlto House tomorrow. They
will visit Now York later In the week.
Are as small as homeopathic pellets, and
as easy to take as sugar. Everybody likes
them. Carter's Little Liver Pills. Try
The gold used must bo fine enough,
else it will turn dark there must be
enough of It, else It will break.
Poor bridge work Is sure to result 1
In trouble, annoyance, loss of tune
and money to tho patient.
Ours is always satisfactory 'today,
tomorrow as standard as Uncle.Sam's
Prices low enough to bo reasonable i
high enough to pay for guaranteed
work. Estimates cheerfully given.
Silver Fillings . . . . . .50c
Gold Fillings $1.00
Gold Crowns, 22k, $3.00
Full Set Teeth $3.00
Bridge Work $3.50
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