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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1904.
10 SELL HIS ROAD
Lytie Goes to Make Dick
er With Harriman.
DEAL HAS BEEN ARRANGED
Columbia Southern Soon to
MAY BE EXTENDED TO BEND
Frlce Placed on Road Is $1,400,000
and Transfer Will Be Completed
In 'New York Branch Is a
E. H. Harriman has bought the Colum
bia Southern Railway, running from
Biggs Station on the Columbia .River to
Shanlko in Waco county. This is the
assertion now being made along railroad
row, whether with authority or without
Is not known.
E. B. Lytle, president and general man
ager of the company. Is now in the
East for the purpose, it is variously
stated, of simply visiting the different
points of interest, Including the St.
Louis fair, and, last and most probable,
of closing the deal for the transfer of the
road. A good deal of credence is given
to the latter theory for the reason that
Mr. Lytle left the city suddenly on Octo
ber 29, In response to a telegram from
The price paid for the property is a
matter of speculation, as none of the
officials of the O. R. & N. or of the
Columbia Southern seem to know that
there Is. anything in the wind. That the
sale has been made, however, is not
denied, being simply .stated that nothing
is known of the deal.
The Columbia Southern was built six
or seven years ago and Is now bonded
for $40,000. Interest being guaranteed by
the O. R. & N. There Is little equip
ment, the corporation owning three loco
motives and eight cars. All of the roll
ing stock required In the operation of the
road Is rented from the O. R. & N., requi
sition being made to the latter company
whenever It is necessary to have more
cars than are owned by the branch
Rumor has it that Mr. Harriman will
pay the stockholders $20,000 a mile, which
would make the purchase price for the
70 miles operated $1,400,000.
It has been reported that the Harriman
interests were after the Columbia South
ern at various times of late, but up to
this time nothing definite has appeared
which would lend color to the belief.
It is the admitted intention of the O. R.
& N., or at least of the management
back of that road, to build into the
central part of the state as soon as
4 conditions will warrant the expense
and demonstrate that a road through
the section would be self-supporting.
The Arlington-Condon branch has been
commenced in pursuance of this policy,
and this road will be extended as soon
as conditions allow.
Surveys have been made as far into
the interior as Bend, the line leading
past Prlneville from Shanlko, the pres
ent terminal of the Columbia Southern.
It is, therefore, the supposition that. If
the story of the purchase is true, it will
not be a great while before the line is
extended farther south than It is at
present, whether to Prlneville or to
Bend depending upon the conditions
holding at the time the extension Is
The Columbia Southern has been oper
ated at a profit even with the added
expense of rental of cars from' the
O. R. & N., and this fact lends more
color to the theory that the purchase
has been made. It Is expected that
as soon as Mr. Lytle reaches New
York, and has time to confer with the
Harriman management, the announcement
of the purchase and sale will be made
in this territory. Until that time the
officials at this end of the line are not
In a position to say anything and will
for that reason make no statement.
NEW ROUTE TO OREGON CITY
O. W. P. & Ry. Co. Runs Cars Over
The Oregon Water Power & Railway
Company started Its new service over the
Sprlngwater branch line yesterday morn
ing, sending the first Oregon City cars out
over the new line at 6:40 o'clock In the
morning. It is expected that the running
time between Portland and Oregon City
will be reduced from 1 hour and 20 min
utes to E0 minutes, making a reduction of
30 minutes In the trip each way.
By the new Oregon City schedule there
will be no stops beyond the freight shops
on the cast end of the Madison-street
bridge until the golf links are reached,
and as the new track up the river is in
good condition, some fast time will be
made by the new route.
The old schedule of 40 minutes Trill be
maintained on the Oregon City run, but
the decrease In running time will enable
the company to take one car from the
number formerly used. The first car to
leave the city will start at 4:30 In the
morning with the early papers, and the
first regular car will leave the station at
the intersection of Tlrst and Alder streets
t 6:40 o'clock. Cars will leave that point
every 40 minutes thereafter during the
day until 12 o'clock midnight, the last
through car leaving the city at 11:20.
The Sell wood service will be cut from
a 20 to a 15-mlnute service, the chango
helng made necessary by the removal of
the Oregon City cars from the Sellwood
line. The Sellwood cars will leave the
Alder-street station on the hour and 15
minutes thereafter. The company now
has two new "Winter cars on the Oregon
City run, which are the best to be found
on any road in the Northwest. They are
fitted with all of the conveniences to be
found In a standard-guage car, including
heat, toilet-rooms, smoklng-compartments
and hat and bundle-racks. The service will
be shortened as the increasing population
of the district between Oregon City and
Portland will warrant, it being the policy
of the company to give- the best service
possible with the earning capacity of the
CONSOLIDATION A FACT.
But No Changes Are Made In Opera-
tlon of Merged Street Railways.
If the people who patronized the
street cars yesterday thought that they
would be able to see any difference
In the cars or in the serlvce, due to
the consolidation, they were mistaken and
will continue to "be for nearly a month
It is announced by the management
that there will be no changes made
at this time, either in the management
of the company or in the personnel of
the employes. Since the time that the
first announcement of th impending
change was made there has been much
speculation on the part of the employes
and office men of the two companies
as to what result the merging would -hold
for them. It has "been the cur
rent belief on the part of many of the
men employed "by the two companies
that as soon as the change was made
there would be a reorganization in the
office forces of the new company and
that many of the men working for the
one or the other would "be allowed to go.
This is, however, denied by the man
agement, for the time, at least.
There can be no immediate consolida
tion of the shops or of the barns of
the companies for the reason that
neither the buildings of the Port
land Railway Company or of the City
& Suburban would he large enough to
accommodate the cars that would have
to bt stored. It Is, therefore, an
nounced that there will be no Immedi
ate change at either the shops or the
barns. The work on the Piedmont
shops is progressing, and as soon as
that Is done there may be some altera
tion of present conditions. There still
remain to be built large barns for the
use of the consolidated company, but at
this time even the .location of them has
not been determined. The ground now
used at Twenty-fourth and Savler
streets Is at present the accepted loca
tion for the new building, but the
future plans of the new company may
Now, there are two distinct operating
depatments and each department has
been wondering which will be the first
to go. The decision of the manage
ment not to make changes will relieve
this uncertainty for a time at least.
In the office forces there is the same
feeling of uncertainty, but there Is no
prospect of change. The location of the
different departments of the service may
be changed for the sake of convenience,
but the old force of employes will be
r.etalned as they are for the present and
perhaps no change will be made.
The consolidation Is now one in practice
but not In fact, nor will it be until
the middle of the month, when all of
the property has been deeded to the
Portland & Consolidated, and the new
company has secured full ownership and
charge of the holdings of the old cor
porations. Until that time there will be
no new policies inaugurated and no new
arrangements In traffic handling or com
HEARD PORTLAND IS HEALTHY
Joseph MacDonald, Formerly Man
ager of Treadwell, Will Live Here.
Joseph MacDonald, one of the most
prominent mining men of the United
States, and for a number of years man
ager of the celebrated Treadwell proper
ties on Douglas Island, Alaska, has come
to Portland to live and to raise his family
of children. Yesterday he purchased
through Rountree & Diamond the E. L.
Harmon house on the northeast corner
of Twenty-second and Lovejoy streets.
He will move into his new residence as
soon as his furniture can be Installed. Mr.
MacDonald Is now stopping at the Port
land Hotel. He said last night, in speak
ing of his change of residence:
"I have temporarily severed my con
nection -with Alaska mining, as I am
seeking to restore my health. I, have al
ways heard that Portland was a healthy
city and a good place in which to raise
children, so I have brought my family
here to live."
Mr. MacDonald was manager of the
Bunker Hill and Sullivan mine in the
Coeur d'Alene district at the time of the
riots there, and he became so well known
on account of his ability in handling men
at that time that he was made manager
of the Treadwell mine, the largest quartz
mine In the world. Since he has had
charge of this property It has had Its
period of greatest productivity. This
mine has produced In net profits over
$7,000,000, more than the purchase price
paid by the United States for the whole
The coming of Mr. MacDonald to Port
land adds one more to the number of
wealthy mining men who have made this
city their home within the past few years.
MEW BARBEB 0EDINAUCE.
City Health Officer Is Fearful of Skin
The spread of barber's Itch, the plague
of all men who do not shave themselves,
has Induced Dr. H. R. Biersdorf, the city
health officer, to frame an ordinance
whlc he will place before the Council to
day ffcxiyc a more-sanitary condition of
all shopH, render penalty of fine. Com
plaints haw come to him from many
sources which ked him to the belief that
many shops are far from well taken care
of, and he intends to force the owners to
follow certain rules.
They must be very particular about
towels, using one but once; they must not
use alum in the stick, applying it to one
face after another; they must wash their
hands thoroughly after finishing with each
customer and they must likewise dip their
instruments in boiling water, thus ster
illzing them, after each use.
The towel part of the bill applies to
none but the poorer classes of shops, but
the alum stick, the washing of hands and
Instruments applies to a great many of the
better class shops. The itch has crept out
from the best shops In the city.
One clause will appeal to everyone who
ever enters a barbershop. The proposed
ordinance forbids barbers who are not
licensed physicians to prescribe for any
skin complaint. There Is a question
whether this would relieve the customer
from refusing to Indulge in a bottle of
something or other for the scalp and hair.
BIRTHDAY OF AN EMPEROR.
Japanese Will Celebrate' Mikado's
Natal Anniversary Tomorrow.
Tomorrow is the 53d birthday of the
Emperor of Japan, and the event will
be fittingly celebrated by patriotic Japan
ese subjects throughout the country
Those of Portland will endeavor to show
the public how proud they are of him.
From 10 A. M. until 2 P.M. a reception
in the offices of the local Japanese Con
sul, T. Alba, will be held, and in the
evening at 8:S0 an elaborate programme
will be rendered In the Allsky Hall, Third
and Morrison, to which the publlcs cor
dially Invited. A banquet is In contem
plation, but permanent arrangements for
this feature have not been made. The
programme will be:
Music by Brown's Band; rolling up of
curtain hiding picture of the Mikado;
singing of the Japanese national hymn.
"Kimigayo," by the audience; reading of
the Emperor s edict, by T. Alba, local
Vice-Consul for Japan; address; song on
the Emperor's birthday, by Mr. Fujiyama
and three young Japanese: address by
H. Kamamoto; address by S. Wakabaya-
shl; song on the Russo-Japanese War
by the audience: address by S. Xoskloka;
address: singing of the national hymn;
salute to the Emperor. "Banzai;" rolling
down of the curtain.
Voter Is Entitled to Relief.
LEXINGTON. Ky.. Nov. 1--Judge Par
ker today made an important ruling un
der the election law. It was in; the case
of R. J. McMlchael, who complained that
the Democratic registration officers by
dilatory tactics had prevented him from
registering, and he asked lor a mandatory
injunction. The court held that he was
entitled to relief, but was not yet ready
to decide upon the exact form. Similar
applications have heretofore been denied
Best Treatment far a CoJ-d.
Hunt the world over and you will not
find anything better than Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy for a cold. "When you
take It tou do not have to remain in-
usual. It counteracts any tendency of
a cold toward pneumonia. For sale by all
aoors, out can so aoouc your auus as
NEW LINE OF ACTION
Ordinance to Revoke Tele
phone Franchise Coming.
PRIEST BEHIND MOVEMENT
Mayor Williams Thinks the Council
Could Not Proceed Against Com
pany In This Way, Even
If It Would.
An ordinance will be introduced at the
meeting of the Council this afternoon to
revoke the franchise of the Pacific States
Telephone and Telegraph Company on the
ground that the service furnished by the
company Is unsatisfactory, and in the
same ordinance another franchise will be
advertised for, to be granted with a clause
absolutely demanding service of a stated
The man behind the movement, or
rather at the head of the men behind it.
Is Rev. Father James H. Black, and it
is declared that the movement has not
come about because of the recent strike
of the employes of the company, but that
the action is taken only to get better tele
phone service. It is stated that another
company Is In the field, and that they are
willing to guarantee satisfactory sen-Ice
if granted a franchise.
It Is claimed by those behind the move
ment that the franchise of the company
exists only by sufferance of the people.
and that It may be legally revoked at any
time. In case the service given is not up
to the usual standard. Father Black
has spoken to several members of the
Council who are agreeable to the move
ment, and should the Council decline to
adopt the ordinance at the meeting to
day the petition will be prepared and pre
sented to the Council formally.
"The move Is not for the purpose of
taking any hand In the strike of the com
pany's employes," said Father Black
yesterday. "Numbers of our citizens are
dissatisfied with the service the company
is giving and they want to do all In
their power to compel the company hold
ing the franchise to give it up, that a
better company may get possession of It.
For the differences between the company
and Its employes we care nothing. I know
of no reason why the franchise cannot
be revoked. The company Is allowed to
operate by the will of the people, through
the people's representatives, and when It
does not fulfill a part of its contract it
is time for the people to step In and de
mand that the franchise be revoked. If
the company takes the matter Into the
courts It will do no harm, for the com
pany may attempt to establish Its rights
In a legal manner, but they will discover
that they will have to give good service
in order to win the fight."
No one about the City Hall takes the
reported effort to disfranchise the tele
phone company very seriously.
"It could only be on great provocation
that a Council could revoke the franchise
of a company which has as much Invest
ed here as the telephone company has."
said Mayor "Williams yesterday. "It would
be almost impossible to do so simply by
an ordinance, anyway."
"What the Council will do is a difficult
question. There are four Catholics in
the Council. John P. Sharkey. D. T.
Sherrett, Louis ZImmermann and Matt
Foeller. Any Councilman, however, may
Introduce an ordinance by request This
does not mean that he favors Its pass
age. The franchise ordinance under which
the telephone company Is now operating
Is fully 15 years old. It has not been un
earthed for so long that it Is not known
whether there Is any clause In It which
makes the franchise dependable upon the
.The general sentiment among the Coun
cllmen Is that the company should be
taken to task in some manner for the
service now given the public Even since
the new girls took the striking operators'
places complaints have been constant.
SEED KEEPS OUT OF COURT.
Fails to Defend $10,000 Damage Suit
John S. Seed failed to appear before
Judge Frazer yesterday to defend the
suit brought against him by Orville D.
Jennings to recover $10,000 for alienating
his wife's affections. He was not even
represented by an attorney.
Seed was served with the summons and
complaint in Oregon City, and his coun
sel, J. C. Moreland, advised him not to
file any answer on the ground that the
service In Clackamas County was not
good, but Judge George held to the con
trary. The question before the court yester
day was merely the matter of assessing
damages, as Seed, having failed to file
an answer, -was declared in default and
was not entitled to a jury trial. Testi
mony was offered showing that Seed re
sides in Portland and that he went to Ore
gon City to try to dodge the damage case.
The evidence In the Jennings divorce suit
was also admitted in evidence, which Is
sufficient for all the purposes of the dam
Judge Frazer will render a decision later
on. Seed can appeal to the Supreme Court
on the question of jurisdiction.
OFFICE MAKES PROFIT OF $1200
October a Good Month, According to
County Clerk Fields' Report.
The profit in the County Clerk's office
for the month of October was $1200, which
is the best showing made In this office
since County Clerk Fields took charge of
It, nearly three years ago. Yesterday Mr.
Fields submitted a comparative statement
to the County Court covering the month
of October for the past four years, as fol
Dep't. 1001. 1902. 1903. 1904.
Circuit..? 883.05 $1,667.80 $1,34 8. SO 51,300.85
County.. 811.25 678.75 M1.S0 S00.75
Record's- 921.97 1,002.35 UiU.60 1,289.13
Total.. $2,328.27 $2,246.60 $3,454.40 $3,390.75
1901. 1902. 1903. 1904.
Salary... $3,385.01 $2,336.47 $2,304.79 $2,006.07
Supplies. 219.05 6S0.73 377.4S 124.00
Total.. $3,604.06 $3,047.20 $2,682.23 $2,190.67
Expense to county,. 1&01.... $1,277.79
Expene to' county, 1902 800.30
Profit to county. 1903. ........ 772.14
Profit to county, 1904................. 1.2O0.0S
SAYS THEY WERE "PHONY."
Henry Westermlre Resists Suit to
Compel Him. to Pay for Jewelry.
"It was phony jewelry" was the de
fense offered by Henry Westermlre who
was sued by the Puritan Manufacturing
Company, of Iowa City. Ia to recover
$380 for a bill of merchandise consisting
of cua-Duttons, stlcK-plns, chains, brace
lets, etc. The case was on trial yesterday
before Judge Sears and the plaintiff was
satisfied to present only depoeitioas as
testimony through Charles J. Schnabel,
"Westermlre informed the court Ihe
jewelry was sold to him by C. G. Schober,
agent of the Puritan Company, who rep
resented the goods to be a fafr quality ot
gold-plate, but weslermlro said he found
upon Investigation that Ibe stuff was
absolutely "cultus" and he never offered
any of it formate and Instead sent it back
to the company. The box of goods Is now
In the express office. The Puritan Manu
facturing Company having refused to take
it out. It Is now suing Westermlre un
der a contract made by him with the
agent. The company recently sued Mur
phy Bros., of Albina. to collect a bill for
the same kind of jewelry. Mr. Goesner
also bought goods and was a witness
against "the company.
G. Heltkemper, the well-known jeweler,
who examined samples of the jewelry,
said it was brass, some of It was slightly
washed with gold, but it was so slight
that the gold would wear off in a day or
a week. In a few cases it might wear a
month. Rolled gold was one-twentieth
gold, there was no rolled gold in the lot.
and no gods that a jewelry house would
carry. Judge Sears took the case under
Schober, the agent of the Puritan Manu
facturing Company, married a girl named
Miss Powers while he was in Portland,
and deserted her. Her mother is said to
have paid some of bis debts including
checks that were not regular.
SHOCK CAUSED SERIOUS FALL
Lineman Sues Portland Railway Com
pany for Damages.
Suit for $5308 damages on account of per
sonal injuries was commenced in the
State Circuit Court yesterday by George
H. Gentzkow against The Portland Rail
way Company. The plaintiff is a line
man employed by the Pacific States Tele
phone and Telegraph Company. He says
that on August ti, 1904. he climbed a pole
on Russell street, near Williams avenue,
and because the trolley service wire of
the railway company was not In proper
place, he received a heavy shock of elec
trlclty, causing him to fall from the pole
to the ground. He says he sustained a
fracture of -Ulz bones of bis right leg,
and that his knee was also Jnjuxed.
WILL OF GEORGEH. CHANCE.
Bequests Are Made to Children
Widow Gets Residue.
The will of the late George H. Chance,
deceased, was admitted to probate in the
County Court yesterday. The property
is valued at $11,500 and there is also some
insurance. To Alice M. Kenny, a daugh
ter. Is bequeathed $200; to Charles H.
Chance. $500; to Arthur W. Chance, $300; to
Anna B. and Elsie W. Chance, each ten
shares of stock In the United States Na
tional Bank, and to Clara Bray and
Phoebe W. Warren. $50 each. Provision
Is made for Sarah E. Chance, an invalid
daughter, and the remainder of the es
tate Is devised to the wife, Sophia B.
Two Children Get All.
The will of Benjamin Roop. deceased,
was admitted to probate In the County
Court yesterday. The property Is valued
at $905 and is bequeathed in equal shares
to Estella Drake and Eliza Jane Mor
gan In equal shares. The will states that
the testator has made no provision for his
other children because at the death of
their mother, Estella Drake. Eliza J. Mor
gan and William A. Roop assigned to him
their interest In their mother's estate,
while the others did not do so. William
A. Roop has received 40 acres of land as
Esther D. Hamilton has filed suit for
divorce In Marlon County against J. L.
Hamilton and the papers were served here
yesterday by the Sheriff.
LOW WATER IN RIVER.
It Has Been Lower in Former Years,
but Will Rise Gradually.
During October there has been very low
water on the Upper Willamette, but the
present rains. If continuous for a few
days, will bring: a gradual rise and the
river will probably remain up from now
on. Meanwhile, In spite of the low water,
the up-river boats to Salem and beyond
have made their regular trips without
hindrance. The new dipper dredge No.
1. which has been working on the bars,
especially about the mouth of the Yam
hill River, has deepened the channel so
that very little sparring over has been
necessary, and that only for a day or
The river stages at Portland during
October have ranged from a little less
than one foot to four feet above low
water. The lowest was on the 18, -0.7
feet above, but on the 3d and yesterday
it stood Just one foot. In the interim it
varied according to tide.
A better point of observation Is Salem,
where the river has only varied from day
to day by tenths of feet, from the 4th
to the 10th registering 0.2 above low
water and on the 31st 0.3.
At no time has the river been below
zero on the water gauge this Fall- For
merly It has frequently. The lowest reg-'
Istercd at Portland was 2.2 below on De
cember 8. 1890. November 6, 188S It
was 1.1 below. And on several other
occasions the zero mark has been above
water. Several times in the past three
years It has been lower than this year.
In February, March and September of
last year, the gauge showed 2.2, the lowest
registered. "October 11 and 12 of 1902
marked 0.5 above and October, "J 501, was
much the same as this year with 0.4 as
the lowest mark.
SURE SHE WAS DECEIVED.
Mrs. C. Jaskcey Thinks Her Marriage
Mrs. Christina Jaskcey, of Vancouver,
Wash., suspects that J. C Barnes tricked
her into a- mock marl age, and to obtain
Information in regard to it she called at
the County Clerk's office yesterday and
interviewed Clerk Fields. The records
show that a llcenso was Issued on Septem
ber 22 for J. C Barnes, aged 4L and Mrs.
Christina Jaskcey, aged 31, and the wit
ness who signed-the marriage license af
fidavit was Joseph Hawkins. Mr. Fields'
searching further ascertained that no
marriage certificate to the effect that the
marriage was duly solemnized by one au
thorized to do so has been returned to
his office, and told his visitor so.
"When Mr. Barnes proposed that we
come to Portland and be married I readily
assented because I thought a, great deal
of him. That evening he took me to a
house the location of which I am not
familiar with, and the ceremony was per
formed. Mr. Barnes explained to me
that the Judge was busy and could not
attend to the ceremony, and had sent his
clerk. I did not think anything was
wrong, and the ceremony was performed.
Recently during slight disagreements with
Barnes I have had reason to suspect from
remarks "he made that all is not as it
should be and now that I find nq marriage
certificate has ever been returned, I am
Mr. Shields sent the "woman to see Dis
trict Atorney Manning who will Investi
gate the case.
South Bend "Now Has "Water.
SOUTH BEND, Or.. Nov. L (Special.)
Heavy showers of rain fell during Sat
urday night and all day yesterday. This
very much relieved the water situation.
Residents on high ground can once more
get water. This has been the dry est sea
son known here. For five months but lit
tle rain has fallen, and that at long- inter
vals. STOP FOR COIXTNS HOT STXXXGS.
A covered platform has been erected
by the O. R. St N. Immediately opposite
Celling Hot Springs for the accommoda
tion of passengers who desire to visit this
resort. The Spokane Flyer, trains 3 and
i, stop attiMs point on flag to take on or
let on pass it gers. a. comnoawus tauncn
meets and carries ail passengers aad bar
gag -across to nvr to um aeMk.
TO VIEW THE WEST
Passenger Agents Coming to
See for Themselves.
FAIR IS TO. BE EXPLOITED
Railroad Men From East Will Visit
Portland That They May Be Able
to Describe Wonders on
A. M. Cleland, general passenger agent
of, the Northern Pacific at St. Paul, will,
on Thursday next, head a special train
load of his division passenger and immi
gration agents, which will leave St. Paul
for a tour of inspection over the lines of
the Northwest. Mr. Cleland will conduct
the party in person, and will be accom
panied by C. W. Mott, of St. Paul, chief
of the immigration department. The rest
of the party will be made up of the dis
trict passenger and immigration agents
from every section of the country covered
and served by the Northern Pacific In
the party will be: District Passenger
Agents C. E. Foster, of Boston: W. G.
Mason, of Buffalo; J. C Thompson. Chi
cago; J. J. Ferry, Cincinnati; E. D. Rock
well. Des Moines: W. H. Whitaker, De
troit; C P. O'Donnell, Indianapolis;
Charles C. Trott, Milwaukee; P. W. Pum
mlll, Philadelphia; C. E. Brison. Pitts
burg; D. B. Gardner, St. Louis, and Har
ry W. Street, St. Paul; General Agent of
the Passenger Department C. A.. Mat
thews, Chicago; Traveling Immigration
Agent J. L. Daugherty, Chicago; Travel
ing Freight and Passenger Agent D. L.
Robb. Cincinnati; Traveling Immigration
Agent H. B. Brynlng, Kansas City; Dis
trict Freight and Passenger Agent G. W.
Hardlsty, Montreal; General Agent Pas
senger Department W. F. Mershon. New
York; Traveling Immigration Agent C. C.
Morrison, Omaha, and Contracting
Freight Agent W. M. Burk, St. Paul.
The sole object of the trip as planned
by Mr. Cleland will be to make the pas
senger and Immigration agents better ac
quainted with the territory covered by
the lines of the Northern Pacific system.
He has had the plan under consideration
for some time, and was .led to its final
announcement. In part, by the desire of
the company to help to the greatest pos
sible extent the Lewis and Clark Fair.
A short time ago Governor Chamberlain
appointed 300 of the passenger and Immi
gration agents of the Northern Pacific
as special commissioners for the Fair, It
being understood that these appointees
would do all in their power to acquaint
the people of the East with the scope and
purpose of the Exposition. This move on
the part of the Governor further -Influenced
Mr. Cleland, and, as a result, he
decided to bring the district heads of the
passenger and immigration departments
over the territory, so that they would be
better able to direct the work of exploita
tion. These men, on their return, will
know something of the advantages and
resources of the country, and will be
able to tell the people of the East from
personal experience what can be expect
ed from a visit to the West.
In the Northwest territory the party
will stop at Butte. Helena, Spokane,
Walla Walla, Kennewlck. Yakima, El
lensburg, Seattle, Tacoma, Victoria, Van
couver and Everett, and In Oregon at
Pendleton and Portland.
The Itinerary of the party has not been
announced, but It will give ample time in
Portland for the visitors to make a thor
ough inspection of the country adjacent
to Portland, and of the grounds of the
Exposition. All of the branch lines of the
Northern Pacific will be gone over, which
will take the party over the Washington
and Columbia River road through the
Walla Walla and Umatilla country e the
terminal of the road at Pendleton.
The Western point of the trip will be at
Portland, where the longest stop will be
made. Plans are now being considered
for the "entertainment of the party. It
is proposed to turn the active worlc of
providing -entertainment over to the rail
road men of the city, who will work un
der the direction and co-operation with
the Portland Commercial Club and the
Lewis and Clark management. Every
courtesy will be extended to the visitors,
who will have shown and explained to
them every point of interest.
The Fair management expects to reap
great results from the visit, of the North
ern Pacific party, as all of the advertis
ing work of the company will be left to
them. The literature Illustrative of the
Fair will be sent to and handled by them,
and they will have the entire supervision
of the publicity work carried on by the
Northern Pacific In the Interests of the
Lewis and Clark Exposition.
TO EEAST THE CHILDREN.
Ladles' Aid Society Asks Thanksgiv
The regular monthly meeting of the
Ladles' Aid Society was held yesterday
afternoon in the First Presbyterian
church and was well attended. Mrs. H.
L. Plttock reported on the condition of
the heating apparatus of the Children's
Home, and recommended that the society
take some action as to the repair of the
present plant or the installation of a new
one. A Sunday school has been establish
ed at the Home and the society would
be pleased if each of the churches would
send a delegate out to address the chil
dren or add any feature to the school
which might be suggested by their own
-work. The hour of the Sunday school
meeting Is 2:45 P. M.
The approach of Thanksgiving brought
up the donation question and it was de
cided to ask the public for donations for
the Thanksgiving dinner and the Winter's
larder, as has been done heretofore. Com
mittees were appointed to attend to the
various details, including the receiving
and transportations of the supplies given.
Those who will serve In various capacities
are: Mrs. P. J. Mann. Mrs. Henry L.
Plttock, Mrs, C. H. Prescott, Mrs, G. W.
McBrlde, Mrs. Mark Levy. Mrs. A.
Meier, Mrs. Theodore Wygant, Mrs. Sig
Frank, Mrs. Shannon, Mrs. J. Lowenberg,
Mrs. Roberts, and Mrs. E. G. Hughes.
The supplies will be received at Woodard
& Clarke's for three days previous to
Mrs. Mann, the president, announced
that the check for $5woo nad been re
ceived from the Burreli estate, which is
the amount bequeathed by the late Mrs.
Rosa Burreil to the Children's Home.
This sum will be added to the endowment
fund and has been placed at Interest by
W. M. Ladd, who has charge of the funds
of the Home. Mrs. L Lo wens on was
elected to membership In the society.
HIS JUDGMEHT QUESTIONED.
Chief Hunt Assigns Weak Policeman
to Difficult Beat.
Police Officer Ole Nelson, who. on the
night of September 1. was shot by
Charles W. Walton, recently convicted
of highway robbery afod assault with In
tent to kill, returned to me police station
yesterday morning and reported, for dHty.
Chief Hunt assigned him to one of the
hardest and most troublesome beats In
the city on Washington street, at the
corner of Fifth whera the officer is ex
pected to do the regular duty of a cross
ing policeman. One point in favor of the
Chief Is that, at last Portland has at
least one crosainir policeman: AttMrtkm
was called, some time ago to the fact that
.croml&r poUcKMi were ndd MUr,
and Chief Hunt has acted immediately
in the matter. Officer Nelson is still very
weak, and in such a condition that a. sud
den wrench such as might be received by
catching a runaway team or scuffling
with an unwilling prisoner would be dis
astrous. The comment about Police
Headquarters Is that Officer Nelson, who
Is a very capable officer, should have been
given station duty to do. or put on a beat
In the outskirts of the city, where trou
ble is scarce.
BURGLARS BUSY MONDAY NIGHT
Enter Three Places and Try to Rob a
Burglars worked Industriously Monday
night, three successful entrances and one
attempt being reported to the police yes
terday. The work on the four places was
evidently the work of the same men, all
the places being entered in the same man
ner. At the last establishment Special Of
ficer Franklin saw the men working,
frightened them by his sudden appearance,
and chased them down Fourteenth street,
firing three times, after which the two
criminals successfully made their escape.
F. W. Fletcher's grocery store, on G1I
san street, was entered during the early
hours of yesterday morning, and the burg
lars secured 54 In small change from the
cash till. They were evidently frightened
away at this place, as change was found
scattered about over the floor, as though
the burglars had made a rapid exit. The
police were notified and detectives as
signed to the" case.
McCormlck's saloon, at Twelfth and
Northrup streets, was also entered, the
lock of the front door being forced. At
this place the burglars secured $4.50 in
change from the cash register, and made
away with several boxes of cigars. Empty
bottles told that the thieves had stopped
to refresh themselves before leaving the
Fink's saloon, at Tenth and Northrup
streets, was entered, the lock being forced
in the same manner. Here the burglars
obtained $2.75 in change and cigars, besides
a few bottles of wine. The door was left
wide open and In this manner was discov
ered by a special officer.
At 4 o'clock yesterday morning, while
Special Officer Franklin was making his
rounds, he saw two men acting suspi
ciously near the entrance to AI Christi
son's saloon, at Fourteenth and Marshall
streets. He approached them aa quickly
as possible, bu they saw the officer, turned
and ran down Fourteenth street, with
Franklin In close pursuit. The officer
chased them to Savier street, firing three
times in an effort to stop them, but they
finally made their escape in the darkness.
In the opinion of the police all the
crimes were committed by the same men.
Several plain-clothes men were on duty
last night scattered throughout the city, in
an attempt to apprehend the thieves If
they tried their vocation again. All suspicious-looking
persons were rounded up
and sent to the station. Detective Vaughn
arrested 12 men and charged them with
vagrancy during the day.
LIVING COSTS MORE IN EAST
Oregon Man Finds Food and Rent
Higher in New York.
Henry Monnastes, who Is back from an
extended trip East, has been astonishing
his friends by telling them that living ex
penses of wage-earners are considerably
higher there than in Oregon, while, of
course, wages are less.
Ha took in the Fair at St. Louis and
afterwards, visited Chicago, Washington
and New York, In all these places looking
into the cost of living, and says he was
astonished to find that it was fully 40 per
cent higher than In Oregon- He thought
this was to be accounted for in Washing
ton, as everything Is on a grand scale
there. He made his principal Investigations
In New York, where he visited with a rel
ative, and took his turn at doing the
family marketing, in order to ascertain
the cost of the various necessaries of life.
Mr. Monnastes says the price of meats
is higher In the East than here. For
choice cuts, steaks and roasts, which he
is able to buy here for 15 cents per pound,
he had to pay 22 to 25 cents per pound. It
was remarked to him that if he could buy
choice cuts here for 15 cents he was more
fortunate than most people, as the general
price is 18 cents. He said, however, that
he was not making any misstatement in
this respect. Of course, other kinds of
meats were proportionately higher there.
Fruit and vegetables he found higher
than In Oregon. Peaches for instance were
30 cents a dozen and not very good at
that. A small cauliflower cost 15 cents.
Green corn was 25 cents a dozen ears,
even in the corn-growing country, and
other things, such as pears, plums, eta,
were very high.
Rents also are high. His relative occu
pied a fifth-floor flat, away out on One
Hundred and Eleventh street, the rental
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comfortable cottage and full lot can be
had here, much nearer the center of town.
In making his Investigations Mr. Mon
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TO CLOSE CAMPAIGN.
Series of Local Option Rallies and
The local option people have arranged
to close the campaign with a general
prayer meeting in all the Portland
churches tomorrow evening, a big meet
ing at the White Temple Sunday after
noon at 3 o'clock, and a general women's
prayer meeting in the Taylor-stret Meth
odist Episcopal church Monday afternoon.
Mrs. Ada Unruh, of th& Central W. C.
T. IT. took up the matter of holding these
meetings with the ministers Monday, and
they heartily aproved.
The general programme is as follows:
Ifccal option prayer meeting In the
churches Thursday evening; mass meet
ing Sunday afternoon in the White Tem
ple to be addressed by Dr. J. Whltcomb
Brougher, Rev. F. Burgette Short, of the
Taylor-street M. E. Church; Rev. E. L.
House, of the First Congregational
church; Mrs. Ada Unruh, national or
ganizer of the W. C. T. U.; and T. S.
McDanlels; women's prayer meeting: Mon
day afternoon for the entire city, for
which the leaders will "be selected today
at the Central W. C. T. TJ.
A local option rally in the Sunnyside
Methodist Episcopal church tomorrow
evening will be .addressed by Rev. E.
Nelson and Rev. J. J. Staub; and a. union
meeting In the Sunnyside Congregational
church Sunday evening by Rev. T. B.
Fair Plans for Great Flower Show.
ST. LOUIS, Nov. 1. The executive com
mittee of the World's Fair Flower Asso
ciation today considered plans for the
World's Fair flower show, to be held from
November 4 to 12 inclusive. Prizes ag
gregating in value $7000 will be given by
the association, together with medals and
diplomas by the exposition management
and the trustees of ths Missouri botan
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