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HE MORNING OREGONIAU FRIDAY, MAY .6, 1904.
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CLAIMS OF SPOKANE
Merits of Controversy as to
COAST CITIES MUST BE ALERT
Secretary Mears, of New Jobbers' As
sociation, Shows That Spokane's
Claim Is Unjust and Cannot
Be Conceded by Railroads.
A direct Issue is joined between the
shippers of Sjokane and the North Pacific
Jobbers & Manufacturers' Association
which has been organized by the shippers
of Portland, Seattle and Tacoma for the
purpose of defending the Interest of the
Coast cities in freight matters and con
testing the claims of Spokane. The ques
tion at issue with Spokane was thus ex
plained to The Oregonian yesterday by
W. A, Hears, secretary of the association,
which will complete permanent organiza
tion at a meeting of the Commercial Club
at 3 P. M. today.
"I do not know what troubles the trans
continental railroads had prior to my
coming to this Coast, but I do know that,
almost as soon as the Northern Pacific
Railroad- reached tidewater at Tacoma,
fipokane began to be heard from, and ever
6lnce 1890 has kept up a steady roar,
claiming she has been discriminated
against by railroads. It may perhaps
be of Interest to some of your readers to
know how the rates to such interior
points were originally instituted. Why.
they were higher, on most commodities,
than to terminal points situated 400 or 500
miles further west; what Spokane's con
tention really is; why the railroads have
not conceded it; and why this city, to
gether with all other Pacific Coast termi
nals from San Francisco north, Is vitally
interested in the problem.
"Let us suppose there were no trans
continental railroads, no railroad nearer
to this Coast than, say the Mississippi
Jtlver; let us suppose that Spokane has
grown to her present size without any
railroad connection. "What sort of a
freight rate would a Spokane merchant
have to pay on goods originating in New
York or Boston? Naturally, he would find
It much quicker and cheaper to ship his
goods around the Horn by vessel to
Tacoma, Seattle or Portland and haul
them by team back to Spokane. "What
would" his freight rate be? It would be
the ocean freight rate to one of the above
Pacific Coast points, plus the rates
charged by the teamsters back. Or, In
railroad parlance, it would be the ocean
rate to Pacific Coast terminals, plus the
Basis of Terminal Rates.
"Then there was the theory on which
the original tariff sheets were issued and
the basis for ascertaining a freight rate
to any interior point. Why? Because if
a railroad charged more than this to
haul the goods direct from the Eastern
shipping point to Spokane, the Spokane
bhlpper would at once ship such com
modities as could be shipped by water by
the "round-the-Horn route,' and the rail
road would only get the local freight rate
back to Spokane, and It would be use
less to charge less, for the railroad Issues
being practically pooled, the Spokane
shipper could not get his freight rate
cheaper by any other route. The above
explanation answers my first two propo
sitions, namely, how these interior freight
rates to Interior points were originally
instituted and why railroads charge more
on some commodities to Spokane than to
"This theory, that the freight rate to
an Interior point a few hundred miles
back from the Coast, should be the rate
to the terminals, plus the local back, does
not In any way violate the law that a
common carrier shall not charge a higher
rate on a given article to a shorter dis
tance than it does to a longer distance,
which is roughly describing the 'long and
short-haul' clause of the Interstate Com
merce Commission law. because the water
competition (by ocean) forces the rail
roads to make such rates. This question
was so decided by the Interstate Com
merce Commission years ago.
Question Already Decided.
"Briefly stated. Spokane's present con
tention Is that she Is being grossly dis
criminated against by the railroads. In
that they do not grant her rates equiva
lent to the rates granted terminal points,
plus 23 per cent of the local back. In
1SS9. when I was a resident of Spokane
and took active part In prosecuting her
suit against the transcontinental rail
roads her contention was that she should
have as low rates as those given the
terminal cities San Francisco, Portland.
Tacoma and Seattle. That suit was hotly
contested and the three transcontinental
railroads then In existence (Southern Pa
cific. Union Pacific and Northern Pacific)
were most ably represented. It is not
now necessary to go into the details of
the suit; suffice It to say the decision was
that, on such goods as would bear trans
portation around the Horn, the railroads
wore warranted In charging 'the terminal
rate, plus the local back,' but on such
goods as would not bear transportation
around the Horn, the rate should be not
to exceed $2 per cent of the through rate
to the terminal cities. This decision has
been obeyed by the railroads; in fact,
they have gone further; as on many such
articles Spokane is now enjoying terminal
rates. I believe If a list of the goods on
which she now has terminal rates were
closely scanned. It would be discovered
that some of them would bear transpor
tation around the Horn also.
Advantages Spokane Enjoys.
"Contentions of this kind with the rail
roads simply mean that one city Is striv
ing to obtain more territory for the dis
tribution of its goods at the expense of
another city or cities. There is no just
cause for the contention as far as Spokane
is concerned. She is centrally located
in a region of vast fertility and wealth.
She entirely commands the territory 150
miles on, evory sldo of her. She has
steadily grown year by year, and now,
although she has been on the map for
less than 20 years, claims E0.000 Inhabi
tants. But she is young and active, her
merchants are progressive and wide
awake and believe, if the railroads would
only give her better rates from the East,
she would control more territory and per
haps put the Coast cities out of business.
She forgets that the tonnage controlled
by the Coast cities is thousands as against
her units: that the railroads cannot af
ford to give her rates that will tend to
restrict the territory of the Coast cities
any more than they could afford to ob
literate her from tire map for the ad
vantage of the terminal cities; Spokane
seems to bo oblivious of the fact that
she now enjoys much better distributive
rates than do the Coast clues and that,
in proportion to her size, she controls
moro territory than does any one of the
Coast Must Be Vigilant.
"The most difficult question which rail
road officials have to solve today Is this
very question of so arranging their
tariffs as to do Justice to themselves and
to the various cities situated on their
lines, and it is fair to presume that,
when they come to finally settle this
Spokane question, the Coast cities need
have no fear that their interests will be
jeopardized or that Spokane's ability to
distribute merchandise of any kind will
be increased so as to shut out larger and
more powerful interests In other parts of
the country, providing always the termi
nal cities show the railroads plainly that
In any question of this kind they must
be reckoned with, and that their Inter
ests, being much heavier, should be para
mount. The trouble in the past has been
that we have not watched our Interests
closely enough In this direction; we have
been too supine; we have not paid enough
attention td Spokane's contentions, until
the railroads have almost been warranted
In believing that wo felt it was not of
much concern to us. We must change
all this; we must assert our rights; we
must insist upon retaining the territory
that is ours; and contention on Spokane's
part must be met by contention on our
part. In this way and by a proper pre
sentation of the facts, we shall hold
BUBGLABS BOB SALOONS.
Get Little Money for Their Pains,
but Take Some Drinks.,
Burglars were busy during the early
hours of yesterday morning at the Cal
ifornia and Peerless saloons, the former
at 153 Front street and the latter at 212
Alder street, both in the same block. At
either saloon the robbers received but a
few dollars for their trouble, but left
empty glasses on the bars, showing: that
they had little fear of being discovered
while at work.
Entrance to the California saloon was
effected from the rear. The robber broke
a window in a back room of the saloon,
and after finding the door leading from
the back room to the bar-room locked,
cut out one of the lower panels of the
door and gained entrance to the front
..Five or six dollars In the cash register
rewarded the thief, who took a drink,
leaving the empty glass on the bar, and
made his escape by climbing the stair
way to the second floor, descending by
way of the hall stairs and springing the
double doors on Front street, near the
entrance of the saloon.
At the Peerless saloon the thief or
thieves tarried longer. The iron grating
in the sidewalk in front of the saloon
furnished the means of gaining admit
tance, the thief groping his way through
the basement and coming up to the bar
room from the storeroom. A few dollars
at the Peerless made up all the booty the
robber stole, although he left two empty
glasses on the bar, leading to the belief
that there were two burglars, and ate
a lunch In the Peerless restaurant, to
which entrance was gained by the entry
way leading from the saloon.
Detectives Snow and Kerrigan were as
signed to the case as soon as the rob
bery was reported at the Police Sta
tion shortly after 6 o'clock yesterday
morning, and worked 'hard on the case all
day, but up to a late hour last night
found no clew that might lead to the
capture of the burglars. The fact that
both saloons are in the same block leads
to the belief that the robberies were com
mitted by the same men, at least this Is
the opinion gleaned from the police of
ficers at the station, who appeared much
Interested in the case. The robbery has
caused much gossip at the Police Sta
tion, and officers gossiped much as to
whether It would be possible to locate
the thieves who so cleverly covered up
every possible clew to their identity.
BAISING FUND P0B GEANGE.
Committee Hs Received Subscrip
tions Amounting to $1000.
The committee soliciting for a 52500 fund
for the entertainment of the National
Grange Convention has almost reached
the $1000 mark. The new subscriptions are
rreIously acknowledged $G25.00
Fletechner. Mayer & Co 25.00
H Welnhard 20.00
W P. Fuller & Co 20.00
Closset & Devers 20.00
Citizens' Bank - 10.00
Oeorge W. Bates 10.00
M. Seller & Co 10.00
The Title Guarantee Trust Co 10.00
Pacific Paper Co 10.00
Albers Biw. Milling Co. 10.00
Lans & Co 10.00
"Wadhams & Kerr Bros.... 10.00
Acme Mills Co 5 00
IV. H. McMonles & Co 5.00
Henry Everdlnc 5.00
"W. B. Glance Co COO
Bell & Co 5.00
C. W. Nottingham 5.00
Mark Levy V Co 5.00
Alfred Nlblln 5 00
The Charles V. Beebe Co 5.00
Ame & Harris 5.00
California Powder Works 5.00
De Laval Dairy Supply Co 5.00
Gauld & Kline Co ,5.00
The George Lawrence Co 5.00
F. H. Page 5.00
Welch, The American Clothier 6 00
Cash , 11.50
TO EAISE FUND FOB F0TJBTH.
Summer Fiesta Organization Can
vasses for $12,000 Celebration.
The committee of the Summer Fiesta or
ganization given the task of soliciting
$12,000 for the Fourth of July celebration,
parades, fireworks and entertainment of
the officers of the "United States warships
to be In Portland at that time obtained
$2000 yesterday afternoon In three hours.
They had also many promises and expect
to raise at least $1000 In one donation. The
money will not be expended upon the
Fiesta Itself but upon the public demon
strations. News was received yesterday that the
Wyoming, the Preble and the Paul Jones
and two other warships, the names of
which are not yet known, will be Jn port
by June 27, and will remain here over the
Fourth. Personal invitations will be sent
by Mayor Williams to the commanders of
the vessels and the officer In charge of
the fleet. General Funston and staff and
the officers In command of troops in the
Department of the Columbia will also bo
asked to participate in the Fourth of
$200,000 HBEL SUIT.
Dr. K. V. Pierce's Company, The
World's Dispensary Medical Association,
of Buffalo, N. Y., has brought a suit for
libel against the publishers of The La
dles' Home Journal, of Philadelphia, for
$200,000 damages. The sworn complaint
has been filed in the Clerk's office at Buf
falo. N. Y. It appears from this that The
Ladles' Home Journal In a recent num
ber published an attack on patent medi
cines. This article charged that the well
known remedy called "Doctor Pierce's
Favorite Prescription," contained 17 per
cent of alcohol, also certain drugs, and
that these Ingredients made the medicine
harmful and dangerous. The sworn com
plaint shows that the above statement Is
wholly and absolutely false In every par
ticular, and that the medicine contains no
deleterious Ingredients whatever, and
none of the ingredients stated In the ar
ticle so published, being made of cer
tain extracts of medicinal plants and
roots harmless to the most delicate con
stitution. When called upon. Dr. V. Mott Pierce,
an officer of the company, said:
"In a recent article. The Ladles' Home
Journal made this wholly unfounded at
tack upon our remedy. The charges made
against our medicine are absolutely false,
as the complaint in our suit shows. We
find it-hard to understand how a repu
table magazine of the high standing and
enormous circulation of the Ladies' Home
Journal should make such a damaging
statement without taking" pains to ascer
tain the facts. The remedy, "Doctor
Pierce's Favorite Prescription.' is so well
and favorably known, and has such a
wide sale, that we could not afford to al
low such a charge to pass unanswered.
The fact Is the 'Favorite Prescription is
composed of extracts of medicinal plants,
roots and herbs, which would not harm
the most delicate system. It is a false and
unfounded attack upon the good name
and repute of our company."
Pimples, bolls and other humors of the blood
are exsel'.ed by Hood'e SixapartU&.
WINS ANOTHER RACE
Dales Cily Again Comes in
Ahead of Spencer.
M'AKES MORE LANDINGS, TOO
Things Are Getting Varm on the Up
per Columbia Route-Low Rec
ord for Grain Charters
There was another interesting steam
boat race 'down the Columbia yesterday
between the Dalles City and the' Charles j
it. bpencer that kept the passengers on
those boats wrought up to a high pitch of
excitement. Iwas nip and tuck between
the two craft a good part of the way.
Like the preceding run down the river,
the Dalles City came out of the contest
The Regulator Company's boat won yes
terday's race by five minutes, but on the
trip down from The Dalles sh.e, called at
12 landings, while the Spencer made only
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ten stops. Had they both made an even
number of landings, the Dalles City would
thereby have largely increased her lead.
The actual running time of the latter
boat between The Dalles and Portland
was four hours and 55 minutes, or within
three minutes of the record time that she
made on the down trip Tuesday.
Both steamers left The Dalles together
a few minutes after 7 o'clock yesterday
morning. As the Dalles City made an
extra landing on the first half of the trip,
the Spencer passed ahead of her and
reached the locks first- The Regulator
boat was compelled to wait until her
rival was "locked" through before her
turn came. Then she made up for lost
time by speeding down the river like a
greyhound. Here she also made one land
ing more than the Spencer did, but In
spite of that fact she eventually caught
up with the Spencer and passed her at
Butler's. The rest of the way the Dalles
City was ahead, and at just 1:54 P. M.
she passed through the draw of the steel
bridge, being followed five minutes later
by the Spencer. The strong downstream
current In" the Columbia was not en
tirely responsible for the Dalles City's
speed, as she made the run around, from
Vancouver In 59 minutes.
Each boat had about 35 passengers and
some through and way freight. Traffic is
not heavy yet, but that does not Inter
fere -with the keenness of the competi
tion between the two lines. When warm
weather finally comes and the tourist
travel begins, things will be doing on the
scenic route. The rivalry between the
two boats has aroused great Interest
among people living along the Upper Co
lumbia, and passengers on the steamers
report that at every wharf and landing
this side of The Dalles a crowd can be
seen cheering the boat that Is ahead.
"We are not racing," said General Man
ager Campbell, of the Regulator line, yes
terday. "We are not pushing the Dalles
City In any wajv and the boat is only
going at her normal speed. Every one
knows that she is a fast boat, and there
Is no reason to be surprised because she
gets In first. We are caring for all the
business on the line, and though we do
not stop at every hall, no one can reason
ably be dissatisfied with the service we are
TENDER M'CRAKEN FLOATED.
More Ballast for the Drydock Pon
toons. Several members of the Port of Port
land Commission went down to the dry
dock yesterday to see the tender John
McCrakcn floated. The tender had been
on the dock since Saturday, receiving a
few needed repairs. The stem required
some fixing up, and parts of her hull were
resheathed. The tug was put back In the
water without much effort. As she is
small, only one pontoon was used in dock
Four of the pontoons were given an
other submerging test, and the apparatus
worked to the satisfaction of every one.
It has been found that the sections will
require more ballast until the timbers
have become watersoaked, and the Com
mission has let a contract to Smyth &
Howard to supply 200 tons of rock at SO
cents a ton for that purpose. The rock
was being loaded on a barge at the con
tractor's dock yesterday, and will, be
taken down to St. Johns today.
NEW STEAMBOAT SERVICE.
Jessie Harkins Will Run to Suburbs
t Down the River.
The Jessie Harkins, the largest and fast
est gasoline launch on the river, will be
put on the Portland-St. Johns-Linnton
route tomorrow. The boat will make six
round trips a day, starting at 7 o'clock
in the morning. A fare of five cents will
be charged to the drydock and to St. Johns
wharf and 10 cents to Linnton. The time
card, as made out. provides for the launch
leaving Washington street at 7, 8:30 and
10:30 A M. and 1. 2:30 and 4 P. M. The
service will be a great convenience to
people having business at the drydock or
St Johns, especially as the boat will make
the run down there In 30 minutes.
The Harkins is owned by the Hosford
Bros, and has been engaged in business
between Vancouver and Washougal. She
is a new boat and has accommodations
for a large number of passengers.
Marechal de Noallles Chartered for
Fifteen shillings is the market rate for
French snips for grain loading here. The
Marechal de Noallles was taken at that
figure yesterday. Balfour, Guthrie & Co.
are the charterers. This Is the lowest
rate ever paid for a grain vessel here
and shows to what depression the market
has been brought by the subsidy scheme
of the French government, coupled with
he unwillingness of exporters to make en
gagements. o one but a French vessel
owner would accept such a rate. The
Noallles was offered recently to the Port
land. Flouring Mills at 16s 2d, but that
Ann turned down the offer. The vessel
arrived in port April 20 with general car
go from Hamburg, which she has been
discharging at Columbia dock No. 1. She
will have all of her iron and case goods
out today and will move down to the
bunkers to unload coal. Her place at Co
lumbia dock will be taken by the Rajore.
Two more cargo carriers have been
placed on the en route list from Europe,
the British ship Fairport and the British
bark Invermark. The former comes from
Hamburg to Meyer, Wilson & Co., the lat
ter from Antwerp to Balfour, Guthrie
BAILED THE SHIP OUT.
Alaska-Bound Vessel Springs Leak
. After Leaving San Francisco.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 5. '!A11 hands
on deck!" was the cry that late Tuesday
night roused the crew of the steamer
Nushagak. The sailors were told that
every moment counted to save themselves
from a watery grave. The men were
quickly on deck, and were Just as quick In
getting below with buckets to ball out
great quantities of water, which was fill
ing the hold of the vessel.
The Nushagak had started out on her
maiden trip and was bound for Bristol
Bay. She sailed out through the Heads
in the teeth of a whizzing northwester.
On her decks were two big launches,
weighing about SO tons. In addition to an
extraordinarily heavy cargo for asteamer
of her size. As the day wore on the wind
Increased In violence, until it registered,
according to the report of the Weather
Bureau at Point Reyes, 70 miles an hour.
The steamer, deeply laden, took the
water over her bow, and it came with
such force and volume as to smash some
small boats. Late Tuesday night the cap
tain was notified that there were nearly
four feet of water In the hold. The
pumps were ordered manned, but could
not be worked.
Then all hands ttirned to with buckets
and labored all night to stem the flood.
Once it seemed as if they were doomed,
as the water made Its way Into the en
glneroom. With the break of day they
found that they had only gotten as far as
Point Reyes, and Drake's Bay being in a
sheltered position from the damaging ele
ments, a refuge was sought there. The
wind abated some, and Captain Larsen
decided to come back to his starting place
for repairs before continuing his trip.
HEAVY LUMBER SHIPMENTS.
Five Cargoes Clear Through the Cus-tom-House
in One Day.
Five vessels, carrying In the aggregate
3,342,983 feet of lumber, cleared at the
Custom-House yesterday, the best day's
business in that line that has been done
for some time. Four of these cargoes go
coastwise and one to Hawaii. The bar
kentlne Newsboy is bound for Hllo and
carries 677,983 feet. She was taken down
to anchorage from the Portland Lumber
Company's mill yesterday and will be
towed to Astoria today by the steamer
The schooner C. S. Holmes, with 610,000
feet, for San Francisco, was the only one
of the bunch that got away yesterday,
starting soon after noon in tow of the
Queen. The barkentlne Hesper, with 800,
000 feet for San Pedro, and the schooner
Sophie Chrlstensen, carrying 840,000 feet
for San Francisco, will be taken down as
soon as a towboat can be provided. The
steamer Prentiss has also sailed for San
Francisco, taking 425,000 feet of lumber.
Launch In a Northwester.
ASTORIA, Or..' May 5. (Special.) The
little gasoline schooner Delia arrived in
about midnight from Nestucca with a
cargo of dairy products. She was two
days making the trip up the coast as she
ran into a strong northwester and was
compelled to anchor behind Cape Lookout
for a day.
German Mall Steamer Ashore.
LISBON, May 5. The German mall
steamer Kurfurst from Zanzibar, April 14,
is ashore four miles northward of Sagres.
The forehold of the steamer is full of
water and her position is dangerous.
Chinook's Anchor Recovered.
ASTORIA, Or., May 5. (Special.) The
7000-pound anchor that was recently lost
by the Government dredge Chinook was
recovered today by Fritz DeRock, the sub
The China steamer Indrasamha left
down the river at 6:30 yesterday morning
and arrived at Astoria after a seven hours'
The Modoc went Into the towing busi
ness yesterday, shifting the schooner
Irene from Greenwich dock No. 2 to the
Portland Lumber Mills.
The Harvest Queen will leave up from
Astoria this morning towing the German
bark Nal. The barkentlne John Smith
will start up tomorrow.
Domestic and Foreign Ports.
ASTORIA. May 5. Arrived at 1 P. M. Bark
entlne John Smith, from San Pedro. Arrived
down at 1:30 P. M. British steamer Indra
samha. Condition of the bar at 5 P. M.. ob
scured; wind southeast: weather rainy.
Point Reyes, May 5. Passed at 10:30 A M.
Steamer Despatch, towing steamer Fulton,
from Port Orford for San Francisco.
Ilo Ilo, May 4. Arrived British steamer In
dravelll. from Hong Kong and way ports.
San Francisco, May 5. Arrived Barkentlne
Gleaner, from Willapa Harbor: schooner Lizzie
Prlen. from Coqullle River; schooner San Bue
na Ventura, from Gray's Harbor; schooner
Jennie Wand, from Gray's Harbor; schooner
Volunteer, from Willapa Harbor: schooner
Louis, from Willapa Harbor. Sailed Steamer
Edith, for Tacoma: steamer Umatilla, for Vic
toria: barkentlne Northwest, for Portland; tug
Sea Rover, for Seattle; German ahlp Alsterufer,
for Callao; bark W. B. Flint, for Honolulu;
steamer Francis E. Leggett. Honolulu; steamer
Sierra, for Sydney; German steamer Hermen-thls.-
Tacoma. May 5. Arrived Schooner Philip
pine, from San Pedro; steamer City of Seattle,
from Alaska. -Sailed Steamer City of Puebla,
for San Francisco; steamer City of Seattle, for
Hoquiam. Wash., May 5. (Special.) Arrived
Barkentlne Wrestler, from .San Francisco foi
Aberdeen. Sailed Steamer Llndauer. from
Aberdeen for San Francisco.
South Bend. Wash.. May 5. Sailed May 3
Steamer Sequol, for San Francisco. ' Arrlved--Schooner
Wawona, from San Pedro, Cal.
PLENTY OF ENGINES
Southern Pacific Provides
Against Car Shortage.
KRUTTSCHNITT ON A TOUR
Director of Maintenance and Opera
tion of Harriman System Visits
Portland on Tour of Inspection
Is on Way to California.
Julius Kruttschnitt, director of mainte
nance and operation of the Harriman sys
tem, was in Portland yesterday and left
last night over the Southern Pacific for
California. He was here looking over the
lines under his control for the purpose of
shaping his policy with reference to them
and to see what is needed in the way of
Improvements. He promises that there
shall be no trouble this Summer because
of a shortage of cars, and also that some
much-needed Improvement work will be
done on the lines in Oregon. He says,
however, that there will be no shortening
of the passenger time between San Fran
cisco and Portland.
Mr. Kruttschnitt came in in his special
car Wednesday night late and remained
in the car. Yesterday he made his head
quarters in his car and did not go to the
hotel. Most of the day was spent In con
sultation with various officials of the lines
represented here. Mr. Kruttschnitt came
here from Spokane. Several days ago he
met General Manager Calvin at Pendle
ton, and they traveled together over the
Spokane branch of the line and on to
When seen yesterday afternoon Mr.
Kruttschnitt stated that his trip was for
the purpose of getting better acquainted
with the lines that he is to operate. "I
am rather green In this position," said he,
"and am out learning a few things about
the great system that I am supposed to
devise ways and means to support and
operate. I am endeavoring to go over all
the lines, to see what is needed and learn
what must be done."
Relative to the Oregon and Washington
lines, Mr. Kruttschnitt said that he was
well pleased with the prospects for the
country through which they operate.
"Considerable trouble was experienced
last year," said he, "along the line of the
Southern Pacific. That was the weak spot
in the system, but that trouble will not be
experienced this year. The difficulty last
Summer was not on account of a shortage
of cars. We had plenty of cars, but lacked
the motive power to move them. The
cause of this was that the new engines
we ordered were not delivered in time to
meet the demand.
"There will be no lack of engines this
year. We have ordered 130 new engines,
and they are of the type that can handle
big trains. Of these 40 have been deliv
ered and the others will be delivered be
fore August 1. That will glveNus suffi
cient motive power to take care of all
business along the line of the Southern Pa
cific, and there will be no occasion for
This will be welcome news to the busi
ness men and shippers who could not get
cars to mbve their products last Summer
for Jove or money. This Improvement on
the Southern Pacific will mean more to
the business Interests of the Willamette
Valley than almost any other improve
ment that could be made.
But this is not all that Mr. Kruttschnitt
has promised to do. He says that the
light rails now in use on the Southern
Pacific will be replaced by heavy ones
during the year, and the roadbed will be
greatly improved. "A great deal of work
is planned," said Mr. Kruttschnitt, "in
the line of laying heavier rails and bal
lasting the roadbeds of the lines in the
state. The Southern .Pacific needs heavy
rails and it will get them. We will see
that you have an easy ride over that line
hereafter. The other lines seem to be in
very good shape."
When asked if any improvement would
be made in the passenger time between
Portland and San Francisco, Mr. Krutt
schnitt replied that there would not. "The
time is longer than it should be," said he,
"but It could not be shortened without
working a serious inconvenience upon
the traveling public. It would be decided
ly Inconvenient to the traveling public to
leave San Francisco at a late hour at
night and arrive here before daylight in
the morning, but this Is what would have
to be If the time were shortened. The
only way we could shorten the time and
still take. care of the convenience of the
passenger would be to shdrten it 12 hours,
and you know that that Is Impossible.
Consequently there will be no change In
the passenger schedule time."
Relative to the building of the Lewiston
Riparia road, Mr. Kruttschnitt said that
he could say nothing. He stated that it
was not a matter for his consideration.
In the matter of bringing settlers to this
country and endeavoring to build up the
state, Mr. Kruttschnitt gave the assur
ance that the lines over which he presides
would do all they could to foster colonist
travel Into Oregon, and would offer all
the Inducements they could.
Line to Tap Timber Lands.
CHEHALIS, Wash., May C (Special.)
An Important contract has been filed in
the County Auditor's office between the
Eastern Railway & Lumber Company, of
Centralla, and K. J. Staples and R. A.
Eva, of Portland. By its terms the latter
gentlemen are within 30 days to com
mence the survey and construction of a
railroad to be about seven miles long
and extend from Centralla to the timber
lands of the company east of Centralia.
The railway must be completed within a
year, and a heavy penalty Is provided
for non-fulfillment of the contract.
The contract further provides that
Messrs. Staples and Eva are to have a
50-year privilege of mining coal from
the lands of the Eastern Railway & Lum
ber Company, for which a royalty of 10
cents a ton is to be paid for all coal re
moved. EAISES CEY OF KOBBEKY.
Unable to Pay a Bill, Vincent Kruske
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Vincent Kruske drew his wages for
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finally when it came for the son of Po
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realism to the tale, he telephoned the po
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