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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, WEDNESDAY, OOIOBEB 26, 1904.
SEEK LOWER RATES
Jobbers Confer With , Railroad
NO--DECISION IS REACHED
Arguments Are Reduced to Writing,
and Will Be Submitted to Heads
of Transcontinental Lines
in the East.
The old effort on the part or the North
west jobbers to secure lower distributive
rates from the Coast to the interior has
broken out again and is now being consid
ered by the heads of the transcontinental
lines running Into the Northwest terri
tory. On Saturday last a meeting- was held In
the office of R. B. Miller, general freight
agent of the O. R. & N., for the discus
sion of this question. At the meeting
were Mr. Miller, as host and representa
tive of the O. R. & N.; J. C. Eden, as
sistant traffic manager of the Northern
Pacific, from. Seattle; "W. E. Co man, gen
eral freight and passenger agent of the
Southern Pacific; Samuel Fulton, general
freight agent of the Northern Pacific, of
Portland, representing the transcontinen
tal roads running into the Northwest.
As the representatives of the Jobbers'
Association, James S. Goldsmith, of Se
attle; Frederick Mottet. of Tacoma, and
I. A. Lewis, W. H. Beharrell and W. A.
Mears, all of Portland, attended the con
ference. After the meeting those who had been
present declined to discuss what had been
done, saying it was not at that time
proper to make any statement until the
questions had been discussed with other
members of the executive committee of
Testerday, however, "W. A. Mears an
nounced that the meeting had been be
tween representatives of the executive
committee of the North Pacific Jobbers'
Association and the traffic heads of the
Northwest lines making terminal rates
into Portland, Seattle and Tacoma. Sev
eral matters were under discussion, but
the principal one was the question of
lower distributive rates from Portland,
Seattle and Tacoma to the interior points.
The present terminal rates are not ex
cessively high, and the association has
made no complaint against them, but in
the estimation of the shippers the dis
tributive rates back from the centers of
trade are entirely too high and ought to
At the meeting the question was dis
cussed at' length and the arguments of the
shippers fully set forth. It was then re
quested by the traffic men that the argu
ments of the jobbers be reduced to writ
ing and submitted to them In full. The
matter would then be referred to the head
offices of the companies for their advice,
and after hearing from them another
meeting would be held at which some ar
rangement would in all probability be
effected to the advantage of the business
men of the Northwest.
HARR1MAN MAY GET ROAD.
Option on Chicago Great Western Is
Said to Have Been Secured.
ST. PAUL, Oct. 23. The Dispatch today
says: It is said here on apparently relia
ble information that the Union Pacific
Ry. has secured an option on the Chicago
Great "Western property. No details are
given, nor is a confirmation obtainable
President Stlckney, when asked by the
Associated Press to confirm the report
that the Union Pacific Railway had an
option on the Great Western, said:
"I have nothing to say for publica
tion.' Mr. Thorne on Tour of Oregon Lines.
EL E. Calvin, general manager of the O.
R. & N. and Southern Pacific lines In
Oregon, left yesterday accompanied by
"W. V. S. Thorne, of New York, director
of purchases for the Harrlman lines, for
a tour of Inspection over the Southern
Pacific lines as far as Dunsmulr. The
trip will take a couple of days, as stops
will be made at the principal points along
the line, especially at those places where
improvements are either being made or
contemplated. Mr. Thorne will continue
his trip to San Francisco after being
loft by Mr. Calvin, and will return to
his home In New York over the southern
lines of the Harrlman interests.
Officials Profess Ignorance.
OMAHA, Oct. 25. At Union Pacific
headquarters in this city nothing was
known of that road having secured an
option on the Chicago Great Western.
TO HAKE WAR IMPOSSIBLE.
Arbitration Society Urges an Anglo
CHICAGO. Oct. 25. To bring about the
negotiation of a permanent Anglo-American
treaty to provide for the settlement
of all differences between the United
States and Great Britain has been the
object of an important meeting of the In
ternational Arbitration Society of Chi
cago. Dr. Edmund J. James, president of the
University of Illinois, presided. Judge
James M. Dickinson, counsel for the
United States in the Alaska boundary
case, proposed the adoption qf a plat
form Indicating the precise object of
the society, and this was done. The res
olution will be sent to the President, Sec
retary of State Hay, and the chairman of
tho Senate committee on foreign affairs.
It was decided to call a conference in
Chicago later in the year, of commercial,
industrial, municipal, legal and philan
thropic societies and other organizations,
to adopt means to bring about a perma
nent Anglo-American treaty.
' PEOBLEM PROM GHETTO.
Hebrews Adopt Wise Measures for
.Care of Immigrants.
The continuous influx of Jews to this
country from various parts of Europe,
and especially from Russia, might create
some apprehension but for the fact that
the Hebrew race, probably more than any
other, looks after the welfare of its own,
and that the individual Jew is disposed to
One of the sanest forms of relief and
one that promises unlimited good is the
establishment of farm schools after the
fashion of the one at Doylestown, Pa.
This institution has Just celebrated Its
eighth anniversary and has good reason to
be proud of its success. Tho object of the
school is to educate young Hebrews to
become leaders and teachers of farming
and then send them out over the coun
try to establish schools in which Jewish
immigrants may be trained to useful
ness. By -force of circumstances the Jew has
been compelled for the most part to take
up trading pursuits of some kind. He
has little knowledge of farm life, but has
an instinct for trade. He seeks the large
cities, and can live In mean circumstances
if he must. The result Is the ghetto. Lit
tle or no capital Is required for existence
here and he lives in an unhealthy hand-to-mouth
Dr. Krauskopf, president of the farm
school. whlch Is called the National Farm
School of the Eighth Sucooth Harvest J
Pilgrimage, declares the institution to be
the bridge from the steerage of the ocean
vessel to the broad acres of the South
and "West, and predicts that by means of
it Jewish colonies which have hitherto
been failures will eventually become
bread-producers as well as bread-winners
and under the healthiest conditions.
Naturally Intelligent and remarkably
economical, the Jew will find on the farm
a good -opportunity for the exercise of hl3
powers the more so, as farming each
year becomes more scientific, more the
work of tho head and less that of the
hands. He may not find it the "land
flowing with milk and honey," but he can
easily convert it Into one. Canaan Is in
Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas no less
than In Palestine.
ASK TEACHERS SPARE THE ROD
New York EucatIonaI Authorities
Memorialized by Glasgow Society.
NEW YORK Oct 25. A petition has
been received by the school authorities of
greater New York from the Society for
the Reform of School Discipline at Glas
gow, asking that the teachers here spare
the rod as an instrument of discipline In
the public schools.
Since the Principals' Association peti
tioned the Board of Education in June
last to restore corporal punishment, the
matter has been hanging by a thread
which the committee on elementary
schools may cut at any time.
When the petition of the Principals' As
sociation was presented, last June, those
who supported it declared there were some
school children of such disposition that
they will respond to no mode of discipline
other than the rod. It was stated that
234 out of 296 principals favored the repeal
of the existing anti-corporal punishment
The petition just received from Glas
"The English Board of Education has
recently Issued a declaration .against the
use of corporal punishment in tho schools
of this country, based largely on the evils
arising out of its use here as compared
with the evidence afforded by the success'
of American schools.
"British educationists regard educa
tional progress In America with the
greatest Interest and speculation and 'be
lieve that moro Is to be learned from
American originality and initiative than
from "&ose of any other country."
ANOTHER WOMAN IN CASE.
Unknown Female May Have Incited
Assault on Mrs. Thomasson.
PEORIA, 111., Oct. 25. Oliver Kratzert,
whose name has been connected with that
of Mrs. Nellie Thomasson, gave out a
statement today, in which he declared
that a woman who formerly lived in Chi
cago, but is now living in Peoria, may
have been responsible for the assault upon
Mrs. Thomasson by Richard Hlggins. All
efforts to get him to divulge her Identity
It was learned today that John G. Hlg
gins, tho elder, who was away from
Peoria at the time of the assault upon
Mrs. Thomasson, was In tho city last Sun
day, but left within a few hours, osten
sibly for New York City. It Is eald, how
ever, that he started toward California.
Arthur L. Tubbs in Everybody's.
It is generally the woman with a fine
carriage who is most willing to walk.
"While there's life, there's hope" is not
exactly the motto for an undertaker.
The girl of the period seldom comes to
a full stop until she finds the young man
of the interrogation-point.
There is nothing some disdainful women
hold up to ridicule oftencr than their
The confidence man's road to success
often seems to be paved with gold bricks.
Decline in Price of Whisky.
PEORIA, I1L, Oct. 25. The basing prlco
of finished goods in tho whisky market
has declined a point, and was posted this
morning at $L24. Within two months the
price has dropped from $1.25 to $1.24. Com
petition is again assigned as the cause,
the strong fight being made between indi
vidual independents for business in addi
tion to the flght waged on the trust by all
Independents being given as the reason
for the continued reductions.
Fearful of a Riot.
NORFOLK, Va., Oct 25. Tho town of
Berkeley remains under martial law. At
a conference today between Mayor Allen
and Colonel Hlggins, commanding the
militia, it was decided it would be
necessary to keep the troops on duty until
after the funeral of tho negro, Blount,
who was lynched yesterday. The whites
are fearful of a race riot.
Women Do Thriving Business In
EALIZING that in the sight of the
law they are not liable to punish
ment for carrying on their traffic
in helpless Infants, proprietors of baby
farms and lying-in establishments. In
tho face of protests from Coroner Du
gan and a humane public, continue in
their unnatural callings.
A visit to any of these places where
babies are shown, bartered and hustled
about from place to placo with little
more consideration than Is given to do
mestic animals, convinces one of the
necessity of abolishing this evil In the
way recommended last Thursday by a
Coroner's Jury in an inquest upon the
death of one of the little unfortunates.
This recommendation suggests the es
tablishment of a bureau under tho su
pervision of the Department of Health
and Charities, which would assume sole
charge of the adoption of infants, and
further urges that a bill be Introduced
at the next session of the Legislature
making it a penal offense for any one
to buy or sell a helpless child in the
manner now pursued by the existing- es
tablishments. Seeking the places of advertisers In
an afternoon paper a reporter for the
press yesterday visited several houses
where it was stated "lovely, healthy
babies" could be had for adoption.
The house of "Mrs. Hughes," at 503
North Sixth street, was the flrst place
visited. In answer to a ring at the bell
an energetic German woman hurried to
the door. The reporter was shown Into
the rear half of a long room divided
by a frame partition, where he waited
while the woman finished a conversa
tion in German with a man In the front
part of the room.
Then Mrs. Hughes came in.
"I came to see about adopting a
baby. What are. your charges?" said
"Oh, we don't charge anything' for
them. All we ask is a good home," re
plied the woman.
"Well, I am acting for a sister who
would like to adopt a baby if it could be
done quietly and if she likes the baby.
Not knowing what the arrangements
would be, she asked me to come first."
"That's all right," said Mrs. Hughes,
growing1 confidential. "I have lots of
fine people coming here. You see, every
thing is all right and have now Just
the baby you want. He is a lovely boy,
with blue eyes, and he's just 6 weeks
old. He Is from a good family in Wil
mington and the mother was only 17
years old. Of course, your sister needn't
know all this. I'm Just telling you to
show you that the baby would turn out
"Is he healthy?" asked the reporter.
"You know there has been a lot in the
newspapers lately about these places
and the way the babies were treated?"
"Yes, but that's not the kind of a
NEW STEAMER STRANDED
MASSACHUSETTS GOES ASHORE
OFF BAHAMA ISLANDS.
Fate of Officers and Crew Is Not Re
ported Lewis River Farmers In
NASSAU, N. H., Oct 25. The Atlantic
Transport Line steamer Massachusetts,
from Cardiff for New Orleans, stranded
off Abaco, Bahama Islands, October 14.
She la resting easy.
No Word of Officers or Crew.
TAMPA, Fla., Oot. 25. The Captain of
the Spanish steamship On tan ed a, which
arrived today, reports the loss of the
steamship Massachusetts. The Captain
states that on the afternoon of October 20,
while off Stirrup Key, his Vessel was ap
proached by an American two-masted
schooner with flags at half-mast. The
schooner asked the Ontaneda to report
upon arrival at port the loss of the Mass
achusetts, the wreck having occurred 17
miles north of the old Bahama Channel.
The name of the schooner reporting the
wreck is not known. It made no mention
of loss of life.
The Massachusetts was a steamship
bound from Cardiff, England, to New Or
leans. She had a capacity for 25,000 bales
of cotton and was a brand-new vessel.
GERMAN MERCHANT MARINE.
Steamers Increase In Number, Sail
ing Ships In Size.
The German Empire possesses 1011 ships
of an average capacity of over 1000 tons
each, against 576 ships of 1000 tons at this
time a year ago. Of these ships, 7S6 are
steamers and 225 sailing vessels. The In
crease in xumber Is in steamers. Today
Germany has only 10 fast steamers; four,
the Furst Bismarck, Augusta Victoria,
Columbia and Kaiserin Maria Teresa,
have been sold to Russia. Of the fore
going, S3 steamers carried mails; the oth
ers are passenger and freight steamers.
In regard to size, tho Kaiser Wllhelm II
of the North German Lloyd, with Its 20,
000 tons, leads. There are two steamers
now In course of construction for the
Hamburg-American Line which will be
even larger than the Kaiser Wllhelm IL
One of theso, the America, Is being built
In Ireland, and the other, the Euro pa. In
the shipyards of Stettin.
Of the number of ships in the Hamburg
American Line there aro 12S steamers.
The North German Lloyd has 97 steam
ers; the Hansa, in Bremen, 42; the Ger
man Levant Line, 30; the Wormann Line,
29; the Hamburg-South American Steam
ship Company, 28; tho Cosmos, 26, and
the German-Australian Steamship Com
pany, 25. There were 47 new steamers In
course of construction In April, 1S04. Of
these, 13 were for the Hamburg-American
Line, 3 for the North German Lloyd, 6
for the Hansa and 7 for the firm of H. C.
Hahn and Schleswlg. In the matter of
sailing vessels, it Is noticeable that the
number Is not increasing, but that there
13 a tendency to Increase their tonnage
capacity. The largest sailing vessels are
two five-masted ships belonging to a
Hamburg Arm. They have 50S1 and 4025
tons capacity, respectively.
FARMERS' STEAMBOAT LINE.
Lewis River People May Run Leona
in Opposition to Mascot.
A party of farmers of La Center, Wash.,
propose to embark In the steamboat busi
ness. It Is their Intention to buy the
steamer Leona, of the Oregon City Trans
portation Company, and operate her be
tween Portland and Lewls-Rlver points.
The field is now held by Jacob Kamm's
company, the Lewis River Transporta
tion Company, which has run the steamer
Mascot on the route for years. It is one
of the best-paying runs in this vicinity
and this has doubtless led the Lewis
River people to think of embarking in
the business. For the same reason, It la
natural to believe that the Kamm com
pany will not allow the field to be In
vaded without a protest, and If the Leona
goes on, a rate-war will probably be the
result It Is stated that the farmers have
secured a landing-place at Hosford's dock,
at the foot of Washington street.
The Leona, since she was withdrawn
from the Oregon City route, has been un
der charter to Kamm and has run to
the Lewis River, taking the place of the
Mascot, which has been undergoing re
pairs. The latter boat Is now ready for
Launch Party Wrecked.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 25. With a par
ty of 20 persons aboard, the launch Re-
Bartering Unfortunate Infants.
place I -keep. None of my babies have
died while xhey were little, and I have
sent out a good many. Besides, a lot
the newspapers print is not so."
"Where is this baby?"
"It's boarding over at 739 North Sev
enth street." Here she wrote the name
"Mrs. Butz" on a card with the Sev
enth street address and handed it to
"You and the lady go over there, and
if it don't suit you let me know. I will
have another one here in the course of
a week, and later expect some more."
Here the woman went so far as to
offer to contract for babies yet unborn,
but whose mothers were expected to
give birth to them in that house in the
course of a few weeks.
Referring to the case before the Cor
oner last week, where a baby died
shortly after leaving an alleged "baby
farm," Mrs. Hughes said the woman
who had wanted a baby for adoption
bad been to her .place, but 'T had
nothing that suited her," she explained
in a business-like way. After hearing
her declare that she was not breaking
any laws in her business the reporter
At the house 839 North Sixth street,
where it was advertised a "healthy
male infant" could be had for adoption
the reporter from the street was Im
pressed by the air of prosperity about
the place. A glass sign in the window
was inscribed, 'Ladies' Sanitarium." A
well-dressed young1 woman answered
the ring at the bell and the reporter
was informed in, reply to his question
that the baby had already been adopted.
"Well, I wanted to make sure I was
at the right place," he said, "I didn't
want to adopt a child. I came to see if
you adopted children."
"Yes. Come right in," and the caller
was shown Into a well-furnished parlorl
"What are your charges for a baby, a
day or so old?" he asked.
"Fifty dollars. The age don't matter."
"Do you call for them?"
"Yes, If you let me know when it's
born. TU come day or night"
"Don't you think the evening would
be best for it; wouldn't do for anyone
to see you carrying a baby away from
the house, or would the night air hurt
a baby so young?"
"No, Indeed. We wrap them up well
and If you have an alley back of your
house no one would see me leave."
"There is Just one more matter,"
added the reporter. "No names would
appear In this, would they?"
"Well, you see, we have to be very
careful Just now," replied the young
woman, "because there is so much fuss
being made about the business. But I
don't know your name and we could
register the baby under any name you
gave us. We have to register them
down at City HalL When you pay the
money, though, your part is done. We
don't bother you again."
crult was wrecked on the rocks oft Oleum,
the wharf of the Union Oil Company, in
the heavy fog today, and for three hours
the men and women waited expecting the
frail craft to go to pieces. Two of the
party, E. A. Smith and T. A. Jones, were
washed overboard and had narrow es
capes from drowning. All pn board were
safely landed, but the boat remains on
Unadilla Is Floated.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 25. The United
States naval tug Unadilla, which ground
ed on Angel Island, was floated at high
tide, and proceeded to Mare Island appar
Domestic and Foreign Ports.
ASTORIA. Oct. 25. Arrived down at 2 A.
M. British ship Carnarvon Bay. Arrived at
10 and left up at 12:10 P. M. Steamer Aber
deen, from San Franclflco. Arrived down at
11 A. M. British ship Wray Castle. Arrived
at 4 P. at, and left up at 7:30 P. it
Steamer "W. H. Kruger, from San Francisco.
Arrived at 6 P. II. Steamer Despatch, from
San Fran dsco. Condition of the bar at 6 P.
M., smooth; wind, eouth; weather, cloudy.
San Francisco, Oct. 25. Arrived last night
Steamer Bedondo, from Portland.
New Tork, Oct, 25. Arrived Staatendam,
San Francisco, Oct. 25. Arrived Steamer
Alameda, from Honolulu. Sailed Steamer
China, for Honolulu, Yokohama and Hons
Konj; British, ship Olenburn. for Liverpool.
Arrived Schooner Joseph Runs, from Columbia
River; schooner Lilly, from TJmpo.ua; steamer
Norwood, from Belllnghnm. Sailed Schooner
Halcyon, for Astoria; steamer Centralla, for
Gray's Harbor; steamer Santa Barbara, for
P2EPABINQ FINE DISPLAY,
Granges Will Show Visitors What
Active preparations are being made for
a fine agricultural display while the Na
tional Grange is in session in Portland
next month. Clackamas, Marion and sev
eral other counties outside of Multnomah
will make a special effort to capture the
wagon offered by Studebaker Bros, for
the finest county display. In these and
other counties the Grangers are actively
preparing to add to the display. At Salem
a considerable portion of the state fair
display and produce from the state in
stitutions will be shipped to Portland,
while the Oregon Agricultural College will
send a complete collection of grains.
Mrs. Olara Waldo, who is traveling In
the Interest of the order as state lecturer,
reports much enthusiasm among the mem
bers over the coming of the National body.
Tho fruit and vegetable display from Even
ing Star Grange Fair, held last week, has
all been saved by C. H. Welch and A. F.
Miller for the National Grange. Mr. Miller
and Mr. Welch are both putting In the
present week among the business circles
of Portland bringing up the financial end
of the work.
In Washington state Master J. O. Wing
reports much activity in making displays.
Whitman, Clark and several other coun
ties will make special effort In that di
rection. The exhibit will be-made In the
Armory Hall, where the sessions of the
National Grange will be held.
Steel Trust Dividend.
NEW TORK. Oct 25. The directors of
the United States Steel Corporation today
declared the regular quarterly dividend of
l?i per cent on the company's preferred
The net earnings for the quarter ended
September 30 were $18,773,932, a decrease of
Unfilled orders on hand September 30
aggregated 3.027,436 tons, a decrease of
701,303 tons, as compared with September
INDIANAPOLIS, Oct 25.-Judge Fran
cis Baker of the United States Circuit
Court today formally dissolved the re
ceivership of the Vandalla Railroad.
Paul Morton: A Sketch
The Navy Will Get a Brace From Its New Head.
Alfred Henry Lewis in Munsey.
There is something bracing, something
tonic, something to brighten the eye of
one's Americanism in the elevation of
Paul Morton to the head ot the United
States Navy Department If Mr. Roose
velt were called upon to prove the purity
of tho Presidential motivp he would not
have to go beyond this ono appointment
Men of push-cart politics were heard to
bewail the rise ot Mr. Morton. They
pointed out that he was once a Democrat
while remembering the Republican sort of
tho Administration. There Is an individ
ual whose kind Is frequent in both parties,
with whom partisanship Is a principle and
who lists ono's politics as chief among
one's virtues or one's vices, the alterna
tive contingent upon one's party affilia
tions. If one be of the party of tho indi
vidual adverted to, ono Is a saint; if of
the opposition, one receives darkling rat
ing. It was folk of this character, with
whom party interest la impressive beyond
public Interest and who would seo the
country sink without a sob so that they
got the party safe ashore on a hatch
cover, who were bitten of grief because
of the Cabinet coming forward of Mr.
Morton. On the other hand, those who
hold plow stilts, not offices, and live by
their industry rather than their "pull," be
hold in the advent of this man from the
West that which renews popular belief In
Mr. Morton's nomination makes vastly
for the credit of the Administration, and
tells of a White House probity from which
It sprang. And yet to those who knew
Mr. Roosevelt the now Secretary of the
Navy was no surprise. Mr. Roosevelt
against those who peddle out their integ
rity by the pint as corner hawkers peddle
peanuts. Is honest by wholesale, and Mr.
Morton Is the upcome of that honesty.
Mr. Morton made his debut In the
drama of existence on May 22, 1S57, in
Detroit and is a son of the late J. Sterling
Morton, Secretary of Agriculture In Mr.
Cleveland's second Cabinet He has put
in 30 of his 47 years In practical business
as a railroad man. He began with a
clerkship In the land department of the
Burlington company, and climbed and
climbed until, as he gives up a railway for
a public service, his rank is that of second
vice-president of the giant Santa Fe sys
tem, with 8000 miles of road to consider
and conserve. His stipend as chief of the
American Navy will be an annual SS000;
since h lays down a salary of $25,000 to
accept It the transaction does not smell
For his new duties and their best dis
charge, he possesses the cardinal at
tributes In perfection. He is strong, wjse,
brave, and, beyond all, honest If there be
anything in a strain, if blood is to tell, he
could not well avoid those traits, peculiar
ly that of honesty. With his father, in
tegrity was a kind of genius; It was mili
tant, decisive and wore a sword. The
younger Morton is the vigorous replica of
his father In those executive virtues of
steam, courage and intelligence, added to
an honesty that Is neither to be bullied
nor cajoled. Ho will have no enemies, no
friends, in the discharge of his duties;
the one headland to steer by will be the
headland of public right All this is good
for the people, while it may cripple the
Jobster in his profits.
That Mr. Morton Is lucid and sound
and of unusual native powers Is shown
by his advance from low to high in the
councils of the railroads. The railroad
business is Jealous, competitive. There can
be no triumph, no worth. True, one might
conceive of a man who by stress ot share
owning had placed himself at the head of
a great company. He might wear the
rank and claim the honor, while another
brought the wit and did the worlc This
was not the Morton pase; the Mortons
were never rich. From his first clerkship,
at a probable salary of $500 yearly, to that
$25,000 vice-presidency, Paul Morton toiled
BRIDGE CLOSED AGAIN
WORK ON MORRISON - STREET
BRIDGE INTERRUPTS TRAFFIC.
After Travel Is Resumed Again No
Further Inconvenience Is Ex
pected to Occur.
Major W. C Langfltt, Government en
gineer In charge of the rivers and har
bors for this district yesterday served
notice on the Pacific Construction Com
pany that it would be necessary to re
move the old stone pier which will be in
the middle of the east draw-space when
the Morrison-street bridge is completed.
The pier will have to be blasted out for
a distance of 30 feet below the surface
of the water in order that it may not
cause any obstruction to arise in the East
Major Langfltt wants the old piers and
as much as possible of the temporary
falsework out of the way before the
strong Winter current sets In. As con
struction now stands, only one channel
through the draw is open and it has been
narrowed to 77 feet The approach of
Winter makes the opening of the two
draw channels desirable for the safety
of navigation. The narrowing of the one
channel and the total obstruction of the
other might not only make navigation
hazardous when the river was flowing
strongly but cause the lodgment of drift.
Demolition of the old draw and con
struction of the new will proceed night
and day. The grillage of the new draw
pier is almost finished. It consists of
submerged wooden piles upon which the
pier will rest As the Bteel for the draw
span Is all here there will be no waiting
for materials. Removal of the old piers
had already begun.
The bridge will be closed today for
an indefinite period of time. It is hoped
by the contractors that the obstruction
can be removed in less than two weeks,
but the rapidity of the work will depend
to a large extent upon the weather. The
order from Major Langfltt was given at
this time as the water is now at Its low
est stage and It will be easier to do the
work now than after the rains have swol
len the river.
During the time the bridge is closed
the City & Suburban will take care of Its
traffic from the East Side by tho system
of transfers adopted when the bridge was
closed for the first time several weeks
ago. All East Side passengers from the
City & Suburban will be transferred ,at
Grand avenue and East Burnslde to the
tracks of the Portland Railway Company
on Union avenue and East Burnslde. The
transfers will be good on the Portland
Railway cars, but In addition the City
& Suburban will put 12 transfer cars on
the tracks of the Portland & Suburban.
These cara will give a two-minute service
across the Burnside-street bridge and
will run from Grand avenue and East
Burnslde to Fifth street down that street
to Washington, down Washington to
First and out First to the point of start
ing. This system of transfers will be
kept up until the bridge at Morrison street
is opened to traffic again.
This will be the last long Inconvenience
that will have to be suffered by the people
of the East Side. The work on the Morrison-street
bridge will be kept up while
It is closed to traffic, and when the pier
is taken out of the channel and the bridge
is opened, there will be no delay again
unless It be for a short time during some
Sunday while the workmen put the last
touches to the structure.
Moroccan Seaport Besieged.
NEW TORK, Oct 25. Larashe, a forti
fied seaport town of 4000 Inhabitants, la
now besieged by the rebellious Sahelkla
byles, says a Herald .dispatch from Tan
gier. The European residents, fearing an
assault have appealed to the foreign le
gations for auxiliary forces.
step by step, and every slight push for
ward represented a battle and a victory.
It was not pocketbook, not pedigree, but
merit that brought him to the fore and
held him there. And now, when in hla
4Sth year he takes charge of the Navy,
he is at the crest of his strength. He
has outgrown those . cautionles3 activities
that make youth a time of peril, while
he still lives years this side of apathies
that arrive with tho Winter of one's days.
The public gets him at the superlative.
Mr. Morton, when one recalls his train
ing and executive bent could not have
been better placed for public Interest The
Navy, more than any other of the nine
departments ot the United States Gov
ernment needs a business man. It does
not call for a sailor; Indeed, while the
statement smacks of paradox, a eailor
might easily be a bad selection. The
prime demand is for him who knows dol
lars and cents, and In parting with them
will get their equivalent
The Navy Is a purchaser, and deals
with material things. The War Depart
ment wlllf In Its expenditures, deal often
er with men and their employment Seventy-five
per cent of the war money goes
for men, while 25 per cent la devoted to
contracts for material. The naval situa
tion is the other way about There comes
marching a ceaseless procession of big
contracts for battleships and cruisers and
all manners of marine things. The Secre
tary who makes these contracts, and who
must see to their carrying out should be
one trained in business to a feather-edge.
Such a man is Mr. Morton. There will
arise no specification kinks which he does
not understand; there will occur no con
tract knots that he cannot untie and solve.
He will transact public concerns as If they
were private concerns, and the country,
having paid for It may look to get Its
pound of flesh.
This Is Mr. Morton's first office; he
steps from private life into one of the
Government's most important posi
tions. It is of particular excellence
that he comes hand-free arid debtless;
there exist against him no balance in
the books of party. This condition of
political solvency will make It easy for
him to discharge to best public advan
tage the responsibilities he has as
sumed. He did not seek the place; no
politician exerted voice or influence in
his favor; he assumes his office quit
and clear of obligation. From this lib
erty of mind and hand and conscience
the Nation may hope much. It will not
see Its money and its service devoted
to the payment of debts of politics,
while the general welfare plays du
bious second fiddle, often with a soaped
bow. There has not been a Cabinet ap
pointment so free from the taint of
politics since Washington named Jef
ferson his Secretary of State in 1789.
Mr. Morton is well looking, and hand
some In a masculine way. He is six
feet tall, with deep chest and door
wide shoulders; standing- straight as a
lance, he weighs 200 pounds. It is a
fine thing to stand tall and straight
and strongk with lean flanks and chest
arched like the deck of a whaleback,
among a people who arrive "at nine
tenths of their opinions through the
eye. Mr. Morton's features, typically
American, are regular and replete of
character; the nose and Jaw and cheek
bones have an emphasis that speaks
of the executive. The forehead is full
and thoughtful, and the whole head
shows Intellectual balance like a ship
In trim. Also, one would mark in Mr.
Morton, as one would in Mr. Roosevelt
who appointed him, a tendency to do
a deal of his thinking with the brain
that lies behind the cars.
This readiness for combat like his
honesty, Mr. Morton draws from his
father, who lived and died the foe of
shams and frauds and favorltlsms .and
all snobberies, whether of public or of
private life. The fighting' quality is a
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Mr. Morton rules as naval chief, the
ring3 will be held at bay; there will be
progress and invention; no Maxim, no
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mills will not select the inspectors for
tho Government; neither will the bill
for "extras" exceed the contract price
of tho ship.
Not only has Mr. Morton a sound
head and a sound heart but he pos
sesses what for the good of a public
service is perhaps superior to either
a sound stomach. Whether in passing
or in executing a law, your dyspeptic
Is a disaster. He Is bad enough in pri
vate life, but there he Is held In check
by personal Interest Give him an of
fice, and the bridle of self Is removed;
should loss come, it will fall upon the
public; and where his dyspepsia la
acute, no fear of public loss will serve
for his restraint It Is the judgment
of several observant years in "Washing
ton that in every case and under all
conditions dyspepsia, as an emotion, is
more powerful than patriotism. "Where
fore, even more than from his good
head and his good heart, are the naval
interests of the country to have ad
vantage from Mr. Morton's good diges
tion. To eat well and to sleep well are
but bed plates for that engine called
the mind, wanting which the machine
becomes a mere heap of scrap.
Until the campaign of 1896 Mr. Mor
ton, whose political assertions had been
limited to the casting of -his ballot was
a Democrat In that year he voted for
General Palmer, and four later for Mr.
McKlnley. Several months ago he de
clared his Intention of voting- next No
vember for Mr. Roosevelt On that
record of politics the President ap
pointed him, reaping as the harvest
thereof much acrid criticism from poli
ticians. The people that Is to say, the
privates in the army of party have
found no fault with Mr. Roosevelt; in
deed, many of them, to paraphrase an
eminent utterance, are beginning to
love him for the critics he has made.
"While Mr. Morton's father was Sec
retary of Agriculture, Colonel "William
R. Morrison was head of the Interstate
Commerce Commission. Colonel Mor
rison, one of the cleanest and most
powerful Influences that ever came to
"Washington, was not celebrated as a
friend of the railways. He was not
their foe. but he watched them narrow
ly, and brought them sharply up when
they ran Into a law. On one occasion
he met the younger Morton; the latter
was a witness before his commission.
"Morton," said the Colonel to the
Secretary of Agriculture after his re
turn from the hearing, "I met your son
Paul while I was away. He was a
witness before us, and on the stand for
several hours. I was much taken In
his favor. I have never listened to a
man who made a better impression
upon me. He was as clear as a bell,
told his story as straight to the mark
as the flight of an arrow, and with
the exception of one detail had the rail
way business at his finger tips. I must
say, however, that he displayed one de
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retary. "He can't He," replied Colonel Morri
son, with a chuckle. "That is his great
railroad drawback; he can't He!"
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