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THE MORKING OREGONIAN, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1905.
CASE ON T DM
Trial to Begin.
BOTH SIDES ARE READY
List of Witnesses for. Prosecu
tion Is Kept Dark.
HIGH OFFICIALS AMONG THEM
Case Is Expected to Be Long, Tedious
and Hard Fought, and Jury May
Be Secured With Great
S. A. D. Puter, co-defendant in the
famous case of the United States of
.America vs. S. A. D. Puter, Horace G.
McKlnley, Marie I Ware, Emma L
"Watson. . Frank H. "Walgamot and D. TV.
Tarpley. the trial of which is to com
mence in tho Federal Court this moraine,
is ready for the ordeal.
For days the preparation for tho battle
has been going on and now both sides are
waiting. A portentlous sllenco fills the
vicinity of the prosecution, but the office
of tho District Attorney waves aloft' a
list of witnesses, long, imposing and re
puted deadly, but at this time inacces
sible to the public.
The defendants, when tho trial Is com
menced, will have to plead to the charge
of defrauding the Government out of 12
quarter-sections of land In township 11
couth, range 7 east, being land In the
Cascade Mountains.. In addition to this
aiario Ware and Horace G. McKInley
will answer to the charge of having
forged false and fictitious names to en
tries. Case Will Be Tedious.
The case will be a long one, a wearying
procession of witnesses after a desperate
struggle for jurors. For the past year
the alleged gigantic swindle has been in
the mind of nearly everyone in the state
and has been made more sensational by
the presence of two women in the list of
defendants, one of whom is the daughter
of a man who was prominent in tho state
during his life. For this reason of sensa
tionalism the task of collecting a Jury
will be a hard one. It is thought that
but few men capable of serving will be
found who have not heard, read and dis
cussed the merits of the case. It is pos
sible that two days 6r more may elapse
before the case comes to trial, and the
first witness is heard.
"What the prosecution will do, what line
of attack It will follow is a mystery
known only to John H. Hall, the District
Attorney, Francis J. Heney, of San Fran
cisco, who will help Mr. Hall conduct the
case, and A. R. Greene, special Inspector
of the Interior Department, who has
gathered much of the evidence. Each of
these gentlemen knows what Is about to
happen, b:t neither will tell.
Long List of Witnesses.
Tho prosecution will show, so it is said,
beyond a shadow of a doubt, that ficti
tious names were used and false entries
were made with Intent to defraud; that
no settlement, improvement or cultivation
was made on the land acquired; that the
Jlctltlous entrymen transferred their Il
legal holdings to Emma L. Watson and
others, who, in turn, deeded it to the state
in exchango for lieu land. All this was
Illegal, a conspiracy and a fraud, so It Is
claimed, and can be proven by a long list
"However this trial may go," said one
Sho knows what the prosecution is about
do", "a suit will be brought to set aside
the titles to the land In question on the
ground of fraud and conspiracy."
"What will tho prosecution do in the
caso tomorrow?" Mr. Heney was asked.
"A good General never tells his plan of
attack," was tho laconic response. "He
may claim everything, but tell nothing.
I think that every one of the seven de
fendants will be surely convicted, for wo
have tho witnesses to testify to the facts
that will convict."
"What about the long list of witnesses
for the prosecution. Who are they and
are they as prominent and as high In
position as Is rumored?"
Mr. Heney smiled guilelessly through
"I don't want to tell," he said.
This list of witnesses, It is said, is a
long one- Tho entire Oregon City Land
Office will attend the trial. Blnger Her
mann, who was at the time of the con
spiracy, tho Commissioner of the General
Land Office, will also bo served with a
subpoena by the prosecution. Others high
uo will sit by the side of those not so
high and toll what they know about Gov
ernment land as their names are called,
and from the testimony of somo of them
most startling information is expected to
DIVINE HAND Iff HISTORY.
Rev. William E. Randall Makes
"It is a reason .for Thanksgiving that
the great body of Americans stand for
religious emancipation, a safeguarded
home, the humanities, federation as tho
welfare word of the new century."
These were the words of Rev. William
E. Randall at the Central Baptist Church.
East Side, yesterday. He preached on
the topic "Divine Hand In American His
tory." Rev. Mr. Randall said in part:
"The thoughtful student of the philos
ophy of history, the purpose that runs
silently through the centuries. Is filled
with a conviction that Providence timed
th rise of America for a master part in
the drama of the gcs. Our 3,000.000 square
miles Is the largest area ever occupied
by a homogeneuos population. Our till
able land exceeds the productive area of
Europe, Asia and Africa.
"Survey .the unfolding of great move
ments that made the America of today
possible. The ICth century yielded an in
tellectual quickening. The minds and
souls of men throbbed. The following
century created the new. commonwealth
of England, with principles that were to
permeate the New World. The 18th. cen
tury welded tho American colonies into
a Republic and set hope thrilling through
the civilised world. The 19th century ex
panded C.OOO.000 people to 80.000.000; an
Atlantic Ocean borderland into a conti
nent; a timid people into a giant Nation,
peaceful in spirit, terrible in war, the
marvel of the ages. Mulhall says, "If we
take a survey of mankind in ancient or
modern times, as regards the physical,
mechanical and intellectual force of na
tions, we find nothing to compare with
the United States."
"The details of our National history are
as suggestive of the presence of a divine
hand as tho greater movements. Strong
European nations were making moves
upon the chessboard of the world for posi
tions in America. Whaf chance had a
new nation. Just emerging from stormy
"In 1SC0. by treaty. Napoleon regained
the vast area known as the Louisiana
Territory, which had been ceded to Spain
37 years previous. Three years later,
rather than permit the possessions to fall
to England, within 12 days of the open
ing of hostilities, in a most providential
manner the area came to us. It was
then or never!
"In ISIS we exchanged Texas for Span
ish holdings, receiving Florida', a strip
across three additional states, and all
claim to the Columbia River country.
Twenty-five years later Texas returned to
us, and the treaty following the war with
Mexico gave us four additional territories,
including California. It was then or
never, for within one year gold was dis
covered and the territory would not have
"The political destiny of the area from
which Oregon, Washington and Idaho
were formed vibrated in the balances at
-Champoeg. A majority of two persons
turned the scales in our favor.
"The Divine Hand timed the Invention
of machinery for transportation and har
vesting, making it possible to utilize the
vast expanse of the continent.
"The Divine Hand guided us through the
saddest shadows that fell upon our Na
tion from 1B61 to 1SG3, when brothers for
a time forgot their relation and met in
the conflict of war. '
TO STUDY MANUAL TRAINING
Public School Pupils Will Enter
Workshops Tuesday Morning.
The culmination of many years of dis
cussion, pro and con, of mingled, agita
tion and lethargy, of meetings school
board meetings, taxpayers ' meetings. In
dignation metlngs, will be reached to
morrow morning, when the pupils of tho
public schools of Portland will have tho
gates of manual training thrown open to
At five school centers classes will begin,
the pupils from other schools to go to
these various workrooms for their In
struction. Shops have been fitted up at
the Harrison and Davis Schools, on tho
West Side, and at the Stephens, Holla
day and Thompson on the East Side, and
a competent teacher at ech of these lo
cations, all under the general manage
ment and supervision of W. J. Standley,
will receive classes dally.
Mr. Standley has planned to have each
pupil of the public schools receive one
lesson weekly of an hour and a quarter
duration. This will keep the five work
rooms, which have been fitted up for tho
introducton of the new branch, occupied
during school hours. The equipment has
not yet arrived, but is on the road and
is expected to arrive In a few days. In
the meantime lessons will be given In
mechanical drawing and pattern-making,
which can easily be done without the use
of many tools. As each pupil will have
to be provided with a work apron. It is
Mr. Standley's Intention to have them
make their first pattern that of an apron.
Tho patterns satisfactorily drawn, the
pupils will fashion the aprons at home,
and by the time this Is done It Is hoped
that the tools for further work will be
Great interest is being manifested by the
scholars in manual training, the boys es
pecially being anxious to get to work in
a shop with tools which always have
such a fascination for youth. The work
will be commenced on a perfectly prac
tical basis, and only such tilings taught
as will be of material benefit to tho
pupils in tho future. Boys who will somo
day take up a trade will be able to lay
the foundation for it now, and girls will
be able to learn homo lessons and school
lessons at the same time.
In order that there shall be an impetus
for excellency in work. Colonel I. Lc
Hawkins has agreed to give the use of a
case in the City Museum for the exhibi
tion of the most meritorious work. There
Is to be an exhibit at the Exposition next
year and the pupils will work with that
end in view from the beginning. Mr.
Standley is confident that there will be a
creditable showing by them, as he has
bright apprentices .who will soon develop
into professional workmen In the various
Multiply the "Men's Resorts."
PORTLAND. Nov. IS. (To the Editor.) I
passed yesterday the fine building to bo used
as 'The Men's Resort." and it struck me that,
whether a county goes dry or not. places with
that object should multiply everywhere. It
neema hard when a man has to say, "The sa
loon is the only place where I can spend a com
Social wants are real ones, and have to be
supplied somehow. If all churches had
one of its gathering' or working rooms always
open as a "men's resort," the saloon would
have a formidable rival. The churches; too,
would be bringing "applied Christianity" to
the worklngman In the most Christ-like way.
Numbers of men avail themselves of the ad
vantages arranged for them. Directly the
cocoa houses were opened in Liverpool tons of
cocoa were used weekly In preference to the
gin at the corner "public-house." The com
panies that started the "people's palaces" In
England found them a good business proposi
tion. 10 per -cent being paid on capital In
vested. It Is to be hoped that la the counties that
have gone "dry" great efforts will be made to
provide many a men's resort on a. moderate
scale, where & man
"Can sit and talk.
Or read or think.
In safety, 'cause
Without the drink!"
L. A. NASH.
STOP FOB COUJKS HOT SPRINGS.
A covered platform has been - erected
by the O. R. & N. immediately opposite
Collins Hot Springs for the accommoda
tion of passengers who desire to -visit this
resort- The Spokane Flyer, trains 3 and
4, stop at this point on nag to take on or
let off passengers. A commodious launch
meets and carries all passengers and bag
gage across the river to the hotel.
WILL NOT RESIGN
Register Bridges of Roseburg
Has No Thought of Retiring.
CHARGES ON FILE AT CAPITAL
Land Office Official Says He Knows
Nothing of Their Nature Sec
retary Hitchcock Said to
Desire a Change. .
J. T. Bridges, Register of the Rose
burg Land Office, was at the Imperial
DEFENDANTS IN THE LAft'D-FRAUD
Saturday night, having come to Portland
to islt his daughter, who is a student
at St. Helen's Hall, and to accompany
her home for the Thanksgiving holidays.
"Speaking for myself," said Mr. Bridges
when asked concerning tho report that
he was about to hand his resignation to
the department, "I will say that I have
no thought of resigning. Up to this time
I have had no Information telling mo of
any charges against me or the conduct
of the office. I know that Inspector A.
R. Greene has been making an investi
gation of the office, and has been tak
ing testimony, but so far he has made no
charges, so far as I have been informed.
I can therefore make no statement at
this time one way or the other, for I havo
no Information upon which to base them.
"Every one knows the history of the
reappointment of J. H. Booth as Receiver
and myself as Register," stated Mr.
Bridges In discussing the subject. "It
will be remembered that Mr. McMillan
was sent to make an investigation into
the conduct of the office. He spent 12
days in Roseburg, and at the end of that
time, at a risk to himself, for another
inspector had been removed from office
immediately after submitting a favorable
report on the conduct of a California
office, he submitted a report favorable to
the transaction of the business and the
conduct of the Roseburg office.
"Mr. Hitchcock, upon the receipt of the
report, recommended to President Roose
velt that two new men be appointed to
succeed Mr. Booth and myself. The Or
egon delegation, at our request, asked to
be allowed to see the report unfavorable
to us, but this was denied by Mr. Hitch
cock upon the ground that such reports
were for the information of the depart
ment. The question was taken up with the
President, who made an appointment for
Senator Mitchell, Senator Fulton and Sec
retary Hitchcock to meet at tho White
"During this meeting, and while Senator
Mitchell and Mr. Hitchcock were arguing
some question, the President picked up
the report of Mr. McMillan and read it.
Upon finishing the reading he asked uie
secretary if he had read the report. Mr.
Hitchcock said that he had not, but that
it had been given him with the informa
tion that It was adverse to the conduct
of Mr. Bridges and Mr. Booth.
" 'I can believe,' President Roosevelt
is reported to have said, 'that you have
not read the report, for It is the reverse
of unfavorable, and if you have nothing
more to offer against the reappointment
of the gentlemen, I will order them ap
pointed again.' "
The appointments were made a short
time after that meeting, but In the opin
ion of Mr. Bridges the secretary Is still
after him, and for that reason Inspector
Greene has been making an investigation
of the office.
"I know nothing directly of what is or
will be charged," continued Mr. Bridges,
"but I have heard indirectly of what may
be Included in Mr. Greene's report. About
a month ago the office was instrumental,
in sending J. W. Gardner and William
H. McCrossen, two timber locators, to
Portland, where they were convicted of
having changed the markings on corner
posts in order to locate homeseckers
fraudulently. These men would mark the
corner-posts of occupied and good land
with the descriptions of land not filed
upon and practically worthless. They
would then take people to this land, show
it to them and have them file upon It,
believing they were securing good land,
while. In fact, they were being located
on the worthless pieces. The office turned
these people down hard and had them
convicted of changing, the markings on
"Some time ago," continued Mr. Bridges,
coming to the point of the story and the
source of his suspicions, "J. W. Gardner
got drunk and while in one of the sa
loons of Roseburg, said that he and hi 3
partner would get Booth and mo yet. He
also said that he would show that the
Land Office had been opened in the night
and entries made, and that there was
some entanglement with the script lo
cators. This statement was without
foundation whatever. A short time after
this Mr. Greene came, and as Gardner
and McCrossen were the principal wit
nesses, I suppose they are attempting to
make good their threats."
Further than this Mr. Bridges did not
wish to discuss the matter. Being in the
dark as to the charges which have been
made against him, he Is not in a position
to make any statement other than that
he is in the office and has no intention
of resigning' or. so far as he can see, ha3
no cause to consider such a step. He
left last night for his home, accompanied
by his daughter.
The foregoing statement was made -.by
Mr. Bridges, In response to tne following
telegram, received by The Oregonian Fri
day and withheld from publication until
Mr. Bridges could be seen:
WASHINGTON. Nor. DO. Following
close upon searching investigation that
has been made into the affairs of the
Roseburg Land Office, intimation has
reached Secretary Hitchcock that Regis
ter J. T. Bridges and Receiver James H.
Booth, stand ready to tender their resig
nations, if the Secretay desires to accept
them. From the same source it is learned
that Senator Mitchell is hurrying to
Washington to ascertain Just what, the
investigation of the Rosehurg office de
veloped, and what facts have been brought
to light which would warrant these offi
cers, so soon after their reappointment.
In wishing quietly to withdraw from serv
ice. It is recalled that Bridges and Booth
were reappointed only after-a protracted
fight made for them by the entire Ore
gon delegation. They were both indorsed
for reappointment In Octdber, 1903, but
Secretary Hitchcock promptly interposed
objections to Booth's reappointment, be
cause of his connection with the Booth
Kelly Lumber Company, and later ob
jected to Bridges. His objection held oft
the appointments until February 29, when
both Bridges and Booth were nominated,
following a conference which the Oregon
Senators had with the President. Before
CASES WHOSE TRIAL BEGINS TODAY
the President consented to reappoint
Booth, he insisted that he should severe
his connections with the Booth-Kelly
Company, and this Booth promised to do.
Further than this, the President could
find no reason for opposing the wish of
No Intimation whatever is given as to
what condition has been found to exist
at the Roseburg Land Office, but it is
said sufficient showing has been made to
Justify the Secretary of the Interior in
intimating a desire that the Register and
Receiver withdraw from the service.
UNWORTHY CHUECH MEMBERS
Why Workingmen Do Not Fill the
PORTLAND. Nov. 19. (To the Editor.) It Is
often asked, and at present especially. What
Is the reason that workingmen do not belong
to or attend, the church? An evening paper
cays ft is because the churches are opposed to
some entertainments enjoyed by the working
men. There is some truth in that. But it may
also be said by enlightened workingmen. and
they are many, that the creeds, senseless and
unnatural In many respects, ore a great ob
jection. Certainly. And still these are not the
The real stumbling blocks are the life and
doings of the church members. If It really is
true that ideas are above matter, that what is
done to "one of these little ones" Is regarded
as of great value "In heaven," how is it then
that commercialism, the curse of our age, and
to "be seen by men" have Just as strong hold
on church people, sometimes more, as on
"children of this world"? I do not favor the
liquor traffic, and think we would be better
without it, but I have never taken part In any
campaign against liquor-dealers, as I have
ofen found them as good, and often better,
than their customers and those who do not
drink. And when I read lately in your paper
how & certain brewer the writer was never
acquainted with the man gave some money to
his workingmen: no blowing of the trumpet,
eimply "This Is from papa," I came very near
weeping from delight, and 1 believe that
brewer was far more a child of Gocf than many
prominent church members. A wealthy woman
of a "liberal" congregation died lately, and
the papers have had a good deal to say about
her gifts, but not a word Is mentioned about
that woman having given a single cent to her
servant girls or laborers I suppose she hired
some or anything of that kind. The sum of
$00,000 Is given o make the "world better,"
and I suggest that nothing better could be
done than to hunt up fifty worthy workingmen
there may be some in that very congregation
and give them $1000 apiece to build a home.
Nothing could be better or "make the world
better" than. this. It would bring Joy to many
a struggling family. The writer knows of
men, church members, who refused a loan to
a poor man of their own congregation, a worthy
man of family, who would have paid back the
small sums asked for, with Interest, within
three months. But be could not, although he
afterwards gave monuments to the city. Late,
ly, some workingmen asked a prominent
church member, wealthy, and with full power
to do something, tor an Increase In their
wages especially as he had to pay but a very
small portion of It knowing they were under
paid. But he could not do anything. "I think
we can get men Just as cheap. If you quit."
It may be true, they may be bad even cheaper,
but where Is the Justice In such matter?
Is a man simply "a. hand," a machine? Is
he not entitled to pay that gives a decent liv.
lng for himself and family? These facts, and
others, are the rtasons why workingmen do
not care much about the churches, and what
makes Socialists every day. Tou have to mend
your ways, ladles and gentlemen of the
churches, otherwise we cannot trust you.
LADLES WILL SEE PORTLAND.
To Ride in Private Car With Wo
men's Club Committee.
All ladies of the Grange, or those ac
companying delegates, are' Invited by the
publicity committee of the Women's Club
to take a ride over the city this after
noon in a private car which has been
placed at their disposal by the Portland
Consolidated Railway Company.
Those who will accept the invitation of
the club are asked to be at First and
Washington promptly at 1 o'clock, when
the car and the hostesses will be in wait
ing to receive the guests. This committee
of the Women's Club has endeavored to
extend some hospitality to the ladles at
tending each of the conventions which
have met in Portland the past season, and
will continue to do so in the future.
Strangers seem very appreciative of the
courtesies extended through such a chan
nel and always avail themselves of the
opportunity to accept such an enter
tainment. GKAACLATEJJ KYKL.LD3.
Murine Eye Remedy cures this and other
Eyj troubles, makes we&k eyas, atroog-
LENS OF THE PUBLIC
Dr. House Thus Describes the
HE IS HEARD WITH INTEREST
Favors Suppression of Crime and Says
the Function of the Press Ms to
Conserve Public Safety and
Defend the Home.
Dr. E. L. House, pastor of the First
Congregational Church, spoka last night
on "Journalism and Journalists." This
was one of a series of sermons to pro
fessional men which Dr. House has been
delivering for several Sundays, and was
of great Interest not only to the news
paper representatives, but to the readers
of the daily press. Dr. House said:
A newspaper represents more elements In Its
make-up than any other enterprise. Capital,
mechanics, art, the channels of physical and
electrical communication, the results of science,
the resources of language, the best logic and
Imagination, the human factor from the editor
to the newsboy; all these elements enter Into
the make-up of a newspaper. There is the
political, the legal expert, the literary man, the
artist, the detective, the critic of drama, music
and fashion. In briefest review, such is the
make-up of the daily newspaper.
It la true that the public has more reason
for interest In the newspaper men than in the
character of any class of men, clergymen not
excepted. For It Is through these men that
we see the world seven days In the weeks.
They are tho lens by which we must see and
gain many of our Ideas. They represent the
greatest power in American life today. As
long as that power keeps within, its honorable,
legitimate sphere we have nothing to fear.
But we have everything to fear, our faiths,
our hopes, our schools, our homes, our courts,
our liberties and our Institutions are in danger
when tie press wantonly uses its great power
in the wrong direction.
Having made these statements, it might be
well to ask. What- are the functions of a news
paper? The first function of a newspaper
ought to be to give a birdseye view of yes
terday's events. And the" composite picture
thus presented should cot have the shadows
of life too prominent. Although the press is a
phonograph reproducing the sounds and senti
ments of the day, public morality demands the
suppression of much that is bad, so that the
press shall not become a school or suggester
The next function of a newspaper ought to
be to conserve the purity and happiness of the
home. All that makes for the dethronement
of the home should be eliminated. A paper Is
not solely to make money at any cost. It has
a grander mission -than that. Its mission ought
to be as high as heaven let it not be lowered
in the direction of the other place.
Another function of the press Is to conserve
a true American nationality a patriotism so
broad, so pure, so discriminating, so. pervading,
bo abiding, that neither demagogues nor an
archists will ever be able to shake the solid
foundations of our National Union. Some pa
pers have been likened to cotton sheets, because
a great many-people lie In them. Criticism is
legitimate, and sometimes a necessity, but
common-sense demands that rabid partisanship
and unjust criticism be eliminated from some
of our newspapers.
And then the press conserves the public safe
ty. The newspaper is our safety-valve; It Is
our public conscience: it is the artillery that
turns threatening revolutions Into needed
reformations. "There Is no doubt but what the
black ink of the newspaper has washed many
a person's life clean."
Among the demoralizing Influences that
come to the journalists, Dr. House men
tions the contact with the vicious on the
street. In the saloon: the temptation to
pessimism from dealing with the scum;
of bribery, and the great temptation to
pander to commercial Interests alone. He
said In closing that "when the press is
employed in support of morality, govern
ment, court and education, and not for
their weakening, then its services were
equal to those of the best civilization,
and then is the calling of the journalist
equal in distinction to the highest In the
REV. DR. PALMER SPEAKS.
Addresses Congregation on "Why I
Am Not an Infidel."
Ray Palmer, D. D., the former pastor of
the Second Baptist Church, occupied that
pulpit last nlgh and preached on "Why I
Am Not an Infidel." Dr. Palmer said In
"I am not an infidel in the first place
because infidelity does not satisfy my rea
son; Christianity does. Again, It makes a
diff erence what a man believes. A man In
Chicago invented a life-preserver made of
lead. He buckled it around him and Jumped
from a ship into Lake Michigan. Of course
his sincere belief did not keep him
from being drowned. The arguments of
infidels have all been answered a thou
sand times. A masterly woik against In
gersolllsm is by Father Lambert, a Cath
"Wise men told Copernicus he was a fool
for believing the world revolved upon its
axj3. He couldn't answer all their objec
tions, but he said: 'Gentlemen, I know
the world moves. A gentleman and his
wife quarreled as to whether Lord Bacon
or Shakespeare wrote the plays ascribed to
the latter. The wife said. 'When JT get to
Heaven I'll ask Mr. Shakespeare if he
wrote them.' 'Suppose he isn't there?
suggested the husband. Then you ask
him was the rejoinder.
"When the stars were said to fall Ih 1885,
an old infidel saw the strange pfeeaeseaea
and fell on his knees and cried: 'O God.
have mercy oa my souL Thou knowest I
have always been a liar.'
"Again, the ridicule of infidels never
had any weight with me. At one time a
man la the East tried to ridicule Free
Masonry out of existence. Of course he
failed. That man who ridicules my moth
er's faith, or her Bible, or her immortal
hope, has no weight with me. Some things
are too sacred to be ridiculed out of the
"Again, the mere eloquence of an infidel
has no charms for me. Ingersoll had a sil
ver tongue, his words flowed like molten
gold; spellbound he held his audiences, as
if by magic, but that was no proof he had
the truth on his side."
AFTERMATH OF THE STORM.
No Damage Done Shipping Though
Velocity of Wind Was Unusual.
As if angered by his long delay, Ore
gon Winter rushed in from the ocean yes
terday and heralded his coming with all
the elements of wind and water at his
command. As a notice of his coming the
wind started in on Saturday and aided
by a downpour of rain played havoc with
the luckless pedestrian.
This was only a preliminary, however,
for yesterday morning the elements
joined in earnest to make the day one of
real November bleakness.' Shrieking and
swirling round the corners the wind, with
rain as a helpmate, had a merry time;
not satisfied with the b'anglng of shutters,
the beating on the window panes and the
weird whistling down the shlmneys dur
ing the night, they held high carnival
during the early forenoon with those
brave enough to face them. Ruined um
brellas, hats-sent flying through the
mud-covered streets, and portly gentle
men receiving a jar of the spinal column
through a sudden slipping while rescuing
hats or umbrellas, only served to height
en the mad glee.
It has been many a day since so con
tinuous a wind and rain storm visited
this Coast. Beginning Friday the wind
storm steadily increased in intensity until
a velocity of 8S miles an hour was re
corded at Northhead yesterday morning,
while Tatoosh Island reported SO miles an
hour. In Portland a minimum of 28
miles per hour was recorded, but to those
obliged to be out in it a velocity of 40
miles seemed more correct.
In this time a rainfall of 1.59 inch was
recorded, making the total for the past
eight days 4.02 Inches.
Notice of the coming of the storm was
sent to all Coast points early Saturday
morning by Forecaster Edward A. Beals.
But little damage has been reported as
a result of the storm. The shipping has
suffered nothing nor has any interrup
tions been caused in telegraph. or tele
The steamer Geo. W. Elder arrived
from San Francisco last night. - Although
encountering the heavy storm off the
coast it proved rather a help than a
hindrance, since it was behind the vessel
during her trip. It had the effect, how
ever, of making the larger part of her
passenger list declare themselves In favor
of land travel hereafter.
The Weather Bureau reported last night
that the storm Is practically over, but
took the precaution of saying "for the
SEWER T.TTTR A MLLLRACE.
Same Condltpn Exists as During Last
As a result of the heavy rains a torrent
of water Is rushing down the Tanner
Creek Sewer, and n sennAri crsnlnotl.
should one be deemed necessary. Is Im-
vvaoiuiu mr several aays. rme grade
throughout the sewer from the base of
King's Hill to well Jllnncr BnrncMo .t.o.f
Is very steep, and the Interior of the big
.uuu iasc nigni lookea like a mlllrace.
The SOlI Of the inilrh !j in nroMll,. V,
same condition as last January, when the
slide occurred on Alder street and the
guicn was filled with water, forcing a
rapid abandonment of the buildings facing
on Washington street. The report of the
four examiners, a summary of which was
puuiisnea in yesterday's, oregonian, con
tains the statement that one section of the
sewer needs Immediate repair or it will
cave in before Spring. Portions of the bot
tom are also reported missing.
Under these circumstances it Is well
within the range of possibilities that one
or more sections of th tnnnoi mav foil ir.
completely before the scandal surround
ing Its construction Is cleared away. The
same disastrous state of affairs that pre
vailed last January will then be repeated.
aieanwniie, tne property-owners In the
district to be tapped by the proposed
Brooklyn sewer have become alarmed at
the developments concerning the construc
tion of the Tanner-Creek sewer, and will
take steps to avoid a repetition. A meet
ing will be held within a few days to
formulate a nlan for the nnnntntmonf- nf a
special supervisor of the Brooklyn sewer.
xms sewer win do me largest in tne city,
and its cost will be over $175,000.
When the Cook-avenue sewer, the prin
cipal drain of Alblna. was built, a special
Inspector was appointed at the request of
the local improvement association. M. E
Thompson, then president of" the associa
tion, says: ,
"We had a competent Inspector appoint
ed supervisor, and he stayed with the
work from the time the excavation began
to the completion of the sewer. I know
we got a first-class job."
STATUE IS RECEIVED.
Work of Art Soon to Grace St. Mary's
The new statue of the Virgin Mary, with
the child Jesus, has just been received and
will be placed In its niche in St. Mary's
Cathedral on December 8, that date being
the occasion of the Feast of the Immacu
This statue Is of Carrara marble and is a
companion to that of the Sacred Heart
now placed on the altar of St. Mary's
The occasion of the placing of thl3
statue will be marked by a pontifical high
mass, followed by a blessing.
It is also announced that on Thanks
giving morning, at 10:30. solemn high mass
will be celebrated in St. Mary's Cathe
dral. Appalling Japanese Bravery.
According to official Japanese reports,
one, regiment which went into one of the
most desperate assaults upon the defenses
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of Port Arthur with more than 2700 ef
fective men lost 2300. Only six officers and
200 men came back, from one of the most
terrible struggles in the history of war.
Such fighting as this is disheartening to
the most stubborn, antagonists which any
army can encounter. It reveals a willing
ness literally to conquer or die, which Is
appalling to officers commanding opposing
Amenities at Eugene.
Oregon has no influence in voting lor
President, Senators- or Congressmen, on
account of the one-sided condition of her
politics. The Republican majority Is so
large that there is no chance to overcome
It, and for this reason nobody cares or
pays any attention to the elections here.
Oregon State Journal.
Perhaps if Mr. Klncald had not switched
over from Republicanism to Democracy
more Democrats' might have stayed with
the party and results would nothave been
so one-sided in Oregon. If ilr. K. had
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