Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, December 29, 1904, Page 14, Image 14

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River Collier Sinks With
Crew Aboard.
Tons of Coal Cover Unknown
Dead Man,
All Hands Were at Work Unloading
Coal at Columbia Dock No. 2
When Craft Suddenly Turns
Turtle Heroic Work.
UNKNOWN MAN Burled beneath
3S0 tens of coal at the bottom of the
.Frank S. Willis, bruised about head
an4 arms.
Jahn Svenson, legs badly cut by
fating coal: taken from water nearly
Alex Johnson, head out by coal, left
arm wronohed.
John Carlson, crushed about breast,
ne oye badly Injured.
One unknown man was instantly killed
and four others painfully Injured at 5
o'clock yesterday afternoon, by the sud
den capsizing of the barge Monarch,
laden with coal for the steamer Arabia,
alongside which the barge was moored
at the time of the accident.
William Doyle, foreman of the barge,
was not on the boat at the time of the
accident, having loft it but a few mo
mants before to telephone to the head
quarters of the Orejron Round Lumber
Company, owners of the boat. The
other omploycs were working for the O.
R. & X. Co.. which has the contract for
coaling the ship.
D. C. O'Reilly, general manager of the
Orogon Round Lumber Company, de
clares the accident was due to the barge
being unloaded improperly and allowed
to sink to one side.
W. J. Seaman, who was foreman of
the barge until three days ago, states
that he quit working because the craft
was absolutely unseaworthy and it was
Impossible to pump out the water as fast
as It entered the vessel. The men and
officers of the Arabia state that the boat
was being unloaded properly and that the
barge sank because of the listing of the
boat, due to the amount of water In the
Police officers were sent to the scene as
soon as Police Headquarters was no
tified of the accident, and Coroner Finley
arrived shortly to take charge. Diver
Hugh Brady was unable to raise the body
of the dead man last night. It is believed
the unfortunate is burled beneath tons
of coal.
No Warning Was Had.
The accident occurred without a sec
ond's warning. The men had removed
about 228 tons of the 600 tons with which
the barge had been loaded. The un
known man who lost his life was on the
outer side of the vessel working at the
pumps. The other four were unloading
the coal. Foreman William Doyle had
Just loft the barge to go to a telephone
to communicate with the office of the
Orogon Round Lumber Company.
Suddenly, the barge listed to one side.
The men working did not notice it. think
ing the listing was caused by the waves
of a passing steamer. Officers on the
steamer: Arabia cried to warn the men, but
before they could understand the barge
swerved quickly to one side, completely
"turned turtle" and the men were thrown
down into the fearful vortex in the path
of 3S0 tons of coal.
Four Taken From River.
By the force of the wave following the
movement of the barge, four of the five
man were thrown out between the barge
and the steamer, some of them being
burled completely out of the water. Their
cries could be heard above the hissing of
the turbulent waters.
J. Schultz. chief officer of the Arabia,
and A. H. Langer. second officer, immedi
ately ordered life-preservers thrown to
the struggling men, lowered the lifeboats
and threw out lifelines. Carlson, who is
an export swimmer, swam at once to the
ladder at the ship's side and climbed to
the deck, from whence he was carried be
low and cared for. Sveqson was lifted
by meaas of a line to within a few feet
of the rail, when the line parted and he
dropped Into the water again. He swam
to another line, tied it around his form
and remained in this position until picked
up by a lifeboat. Johnson was rescued
with the greatest difficulty. He was near
ly ovorcome when he reached the surface,
and sank again. One of the men of the
Arabia sprang from the vessel to tho
rescuo and managed to save Johnson from
a watery grave, the lifeboat soon coming
to his aid. Willis was also rescued with
groat difficulty.
Arabia's Men Do Heroic Work.
But for the heroic work and presense of
mind of the officers and men of tho
steamer Arabia it is doubtful if any of
the unfortunates would have survived. As
noon as the four men were taken aboard
the steamer and carried to the quarters of
the seamen, it was ascertained that an
other was still missing, and that he was
the unknown employe. The lifeboats con
tinued the search in the darkness for some
time, but wore unable to find any trace
of the man.
At this juncture the police were notified
by W. J. Seaman, an eye-witness of the
accident and ex-foreman of the ill-fated
barge. Coroner Finley was also notified
as soon as it was learned that one man
had lost his life. The police and Coroner
were soon upon the scene, but were un
able to do anything: A guard was left
on tho scene of the disaster.
Work Had Delayed Accident.
Tho unfortunate "unknown," who, last
night, lay in a sopulcher of ruins, had.
without knowing it, pumped for his life
for two hours prior to the accident.
About 3 o'clock. Foreman Doyle became
awaro of the fact that the barge was
filling rapidly, and, not desiring to take
one of the other employes from the work
of coaling the Arabia, he looked for a
man to sot to work on the pumps. The
unknown victim was on Columbia Dock.
JCo. 2, at which the Arabia is moored,
and immediately told the foreman he was
looking for work. He was employed and
told to pump.
With all his strength the man set to
work. It is apparent, from the state
ments of eye-witnesses, that he could
not pump the water out of the hold of
tho barge as fast as it entered. He was
working on that side of the barge which
went under, and in such a position that
the slipping coal must have .pinned him
as he fell into the stream. Without know
ing It the man had been pumping for his
life and had lost.
Who Is Dead Man?
Who the unfortunate Is is a question
none could solve last night. He was a
man perhaps 30 or 35 years of age, looked
as though he was used to hard knocks,
but had the appearance of one recently
recovered from a severe siege of sickness.
It Is not known whether the man was a
newcomer from the East, whether he Is
alone, or whether he has. friends and
relatives in this city or vicinlts'. No dis
appearances were reported to the police
last night, and no inquiries made, as
probably would have been the case had
the man been living with his family or
with relatives. None of the rivermen who
saw him had ever seen him before. It is
probable that be was a newcomer and
that his first job in Portland ended In
Story of an Eyc-Witness.
W. J. Seaman, who was foreman of the
ill-fated barge until three days ago,- was
an eye-witness of the accident. He said:
"I think the capsizing was caused by the
weight of water in the hull of the craft.
1 noticed the boat was listing, then I
heard the men on the Arabia call out. The
next moment the barge whirled to one
side, turned completely over and rested
bottom-side up.
"I quit working on tho barge three days
ago, partly because I had a better Job
offered me. but mostly because I consid
ered the boat entirely unseaworthy and
dangerous. The seams were so strained
that the pumps had to be kept working all
the time to keep her from sinking. We
had to work the pumps day and night.
While I was foreman, as I left the barge
ei'ery night I cautioned the men to keep
on a lookout as she was liable to go over
any minute. I did not consider her safe
at all."
Says Barge Was Seaworthy.
On the other hand. D. C. O'Reilly, the
manager of the Oregon Round Lumber
Company, makes the following statement:
"Seaman was discharged because ne
would not carry out orders and refused to
handle the barge as he was directed. He
was 'sore' at the company on account of
his dismissal and speaks as he docs he
cause he believes it will hurt us. The In
cidental cause of the accident, I believe,
was the waves from passing boats, but I
believe that the direct cause was the fact
that the men were not unloading the boat
properly, had taken all the coal from one
side and end. thus leaving the other end
to settle until the water reached the deck
and this, combined with the weight of the
coal, caused the craft to capsize."
Coroner Finley will have a search made
today for the body of the dead man and
will make an effort to locate friends or
relatives, or to identify him. An Investi
gation will perhaps follow as soon as evi
dence can be collected, and the blame for
the accident properly placed.
Barge Was Old Boat.
The barge was an old boat. She was
built for the Government 40 years ago, and
has been in service continually ever since,
with repairs at frequent Intervals. She
Is at present owned by the Oregon Round
Lumber Company and used almost alto
gether In coaling ships. She was rented to
coal the Arabia by the O. R. & X. Co.,
who had the contract to supply that ship
with coal. At present the barge is In the
river at tho scene of the accident, but
floats upside down. The rail of the Arabia,
to which the barge was moored, was torn
away when the accident took place. Tho
water at the scene of the accident, before
Columbia dock Xo. 2, Is between 30 and 40
feet deep.
Acting Consul-General Reports to
Washington Government.
WASHINGTON, Dec 28. Conditions in
Morocco have apparently entered on a
critical stage, according to cable advices
received at the State Department from
Hoffman Philip, acting American Consul
General at Tangier. After reciting the
indefinite postponement of tho French
mission, the recalling of the military mis
sion, the French Consul and warning all
French subjects away from Fez, Mr. Phil
ip added that the foreign Ministers, In
cluding himself, were awaiting instruc
tions. Mr. Pierce, .Third Assistant Secretary
of State, promptly cabled Mr. Philip, di
recting him In the event that serious trou
ble appeared imminent, to advise Ameri
can citizens in Morocco to come into Tan
gier. The Consul-General is directed to
observe strict Impartiality and keep the
department fully advised.
Cures Sore Eyes. Makes weak Eyes
strong. Murine don't smart, it soothes
Eye pain. Druggists and opticians.
Heard in the Trouble Shop
The Tale of Seaman Hanta Poor
Mount Tabor Helped to Reform
TROUBLES never come singly, Is the
opinion of Seaman TonI Harita, of
the good ship Saint Celeste, which
rides at her anchor in the harbor of Port
land while her hold Is being crammed with
cargo. Seaman Harita today wears a sor
rowful face and calls on Neptune to
cause the river to rage until It reaches
the Municipal Court and wets the feet
of the Municipal Judge.
In the first place, Harita was one of
the brawny seamen who failed to row tho
boat of the Saint Celeste to victory In the
Christmas day international race. After
the defeat of the crew, despair seized upon
Harita like a flame, and, of course, it was
highly necessary to quench the flame.
Harita quenched it. And thereby hangs
a tale.
Immediately after quenching the flame,
Harita regained the deck of the Saint Ce
leste. He held in his hand a small rifle,
which he patted lovingly. His mind was
upon the villains who had dared to row
a boat better than the men from the Saint
Celeste could row one. But actual murder
was not In the mind of Harita. He allowed
his imagination to work, a-nd in his Ital
ian heart the murder was committed with
out any bloody forms of men journeying
to the undertaking parlors of the Coroner.
Harita raised his gun, pointed It at an
innocent seagull and fired. The seagull
said Its prayers, clapped Its wings to his
sides quickly and fell Into the cold depths
of the Willamette where he duly expired.
"E-tal-ya!" cried Harita. In his mind
the gull represented the crew of the Dum
friesshire, which had shown the men of
the Saint Celeste how to row a race. An
other shot brought down another gull,
then Harita's eyesight grew so bad he
could hit nothing. After that certain of
ficers came with a certain warrant and
Harita was led away.
Yesterday he faced Judge Hogue. There
was a learned counsel employed to de
fend him. The learned counsel explained
that only In England and tho United
States Is there a law against shooting
gulls; that in South America, In France
and Italy It is permissible. He also ex
plained that Harita was ignorant of the
law, which did not excuse him, but which
was an extenuating circumstance In one
sense of the word.
Judge Hogue remembered that he was
presiding over a court In the United States
and that South America was outside his
"Ten dollars," said His Honor.
And Harita paid.
GERALD ran his fingers through his
hair and grew red in the face. Judge
Hogue smiled. Lottie and Charlie Smith,
sitting In the prisoners' dock, didn't know
whether to smile or look serious, so they
looked penitent.
Production Increased, Despite
Fewer Sheep Raised.
Flocks the Smallest on Record Since
1898 Slow Growth of the Indus
try Notwithstanding Ding
ley Protective Tariff.
The National Association of Wool Man
ufacturers, with headquarters at Boston,
has Just issued its annual review of the
wool trade for the year 1S04. It contains
valuable statistics and informatalon of
this industry-, carefully compiled by W. J.
Battlson. According to the report the
number of sheep fit for shearing April 1,
1904, was 38,342,072, as compared with 39,
2S4.000 the preceding year. This shows a
falling off in the United States flock of
941,928. It Is the smallest number of sheep
on record since 189S, when the number
was but a little short of what It Is in 1904.
But notwithstanding this reduction in
the flocks the quantity of wool produced
has increased according to these estimates
4,333,032 pounds, the gain being accounted
for in the increased average weight of tho
fleece, which is placed at 6.50 pounds this
The best advertisement for the 1905 Pair that Oregon's people can (tend to
their friends in the East, will be a copy of the New Year's Oregonlaa that
will be published Monday morning next. The Illustrations of the .beautiful Ex
position buildings aad the Exposition grounds will be made a special feature
of the New Year's number. The paper will be mailed to any address in the
United States or Canada, postage prepaid, for 10 cents a copy. AdOressVTho
Oreffonlan, Fort land. Or.
year, against 6.25 pounds in 1903. The re
port says that on the whole the wools
were well grown, without tenderness and
of good staple, due to one of the mildest
Winters experienced for years on tho
ranges, and to an abundance of succulent
The production of pulled wool for the
year Is estimated at 42,000,000 pounds,
bringing the total product for 1904 to 291,
783,032 pounds. The year 1S93, when the
production was 348,533,133 pounds, marked
the high point in wool production in this
country, and the flock of 47,273,553 was
also the largest on record. From 1S93
there was a gradual falling off In pro
duction, due. It has been said, to the op
eration of free wool, until 1S97, when the
clip of 259,153,251 pounds was the smallest
since 1SS0.
In July, 1S97. the present tariff on im
ported wool went into effect, and for sev
eral years thereafter there was a gradual
(but small) increase, the high point being
touched in 1902 with a production of 316,
341,032 pounds, but 32,197.106 pounds less
than the maximum record of 1893. In 1903
the production fell off about 30,000,000
pounds from the previous year, and that of
the present year Is about 4,333,032 pounds
in excess of last year. In round figures
there has been a shrinkage of about 57,
000,000 pounds in wool production in this
country since 1S93.
These statistics show that notwith
standing the Dingley protective tariff, tho
production in 1904, or seven years after its
enactment, is only about 32,000,000 pounds
more than it was in 1897, when the full
effect of free wool on the industry was
felt. The overcrowding of the Western
ranges and the increasing demand for
mutton as an article of food are given by
some authorities as the principal causes
of the slow growth of the Industry under
a fostering tariff, the actual flock in the
United States decreasing about 4,000,000
the past two years.
In regard to Mr. Battison's figures of
production for Montana and Wyoming, the
two largest producing sections of the
country, there is some doubt. The former
state Is credited with a production of
37,773,000 pounds and the .latter with 29.
450.000 pounds, showing an increase from
1903 of 7,173,000 pounds in Montana and of
750,000 pounds in Wyoming. It Is the gen
eral opinion of members of the Boston
wool trade, those who are in close touch
with conditions In those sections, buying
and marketing the bulk of the clips, that
neither produced much if any more this
year than last. It Is estimated by some
that the Montana clip did not reach much
above 30,000,000 pounds, and the maximum
"If Your Honor thinks you can reform
these people, I am willing to let you have
the chance," said the Deputy City Attor
ney. "I thank you for the chance," said tho
The Deputy City Attorney grew red in
the face again.
"We've got a little home in Mount Ta
bor; we ca go there and live," announced
Mrs. Smith.
"I've got a barber shop downtown and
I'm going there to work," said Mr. Smith.
o, he's not." said Mrs. Smith. "He's
going home with me."
"She can go where she pleases; she got
me into this trouble," said the lord and
"He got me into It, Tour Honor," said
the woman.
His Honor threw his hands Into the air
and called for help. Bailiff Goltz rushed
to the rescue. Counsel for the defend
ants found himself In a delightful mixup.
He had been engaged by the husband and
wife to defend them against charges of
vagrancy. Now the husband and wife
were each accusing the other, and he
knew not which way to turn. The hus
band had testified that he had no funds,
but took nothing, on the other hand, from
his wife. The wife had said that she did
not earn funds In an unlawful manner.
"I'm going to live in Mount Tabor," as
serted the wife again.
"I'm not," said the husband.
His Honor thought long and earnestly.
Then he told the couple to go their sev
eral ways and sin no more. As they
reached the door they held a hurried con
versation and then announced:
"We'll both go and live In Mount Ta
bor. Your Honor."
"Poor Mount Tabor." said the court.
WANT to start the New Year right,"
1 said Johnnie when he appeared be
fore Judge Hogue. Johnnie's- other name
is Murphy.
"How do you mean?" questioned His
"I want to be a good man. Vm going to
stop drinking and work all tho time and
save money and buy a home. I'm going
to be -ood to my wife. That's what I
Think you'll dp it?" asked the Judge.
"I guess I can," said Johnnie.
"I know you can," said His Honor, "for
30 days, anyway. You'll not drink, you'll
work on the rockplle, and you'll not savo
money or buy a home. But I think It will
do you good. When you get out well,
when you get out you better get to work
or get out of town. An officer has just
told me that you have no wife to be good
to. That will be all."
And Johnnie went into durance vile,
firmly convinced that emotion and elo
quence are lost in a Police Court.
estimates of the trade are for 35,000,000
pounds. By the smaller estimate the in
dicated increase of total production In the
United States would be entirely wiped out
and a decrease of about 3,000,000 pounds
In the following tables It will be noticed
that the figures for the Middle States, the
so-called bright or medium wool sections,
all either show a material falling off in
production or no change at all. This is a
significant fact, in view of the widespread
consumption of wool of one-quarter blood
grade and below. The production of such
wool Is steadily but surely shrinking In
face of a consumption that Is steadily
The following table shows the number of
sheep on hand in the various states and
territories April 1, 1S04. and 1903:
1904. 1903.
Maine 230.000 230.000
New Hampshire 63.000 63.000
Vermont 160.000 160,000
Massachusetts 30,003 30,000
Rhode Island 6,500 6,500
Connecticut 30,00) 20.000
New York, 675.000 700,000
New Jersey .- 32.000 32,000
Pennsylvania 50,000 850,000
Delaware 6.500 6,500
Maryland 100,000 100.000
West Virginia.. ..s.... 475,000 475.000
Kentucky 575.000 600.000
Ohio 2,033.072 2.200.000
Michigan 1,200.000 1.400,000
Indiana 700,000 750,000
Illinois 525,000 550.000
Wisconsin 700.000 750.000
Minnesota 350.000 350.000
Iowa 540)00 600,000
Missouri 575,000 575,000
Virginia 335,000 325.000
North Carolina 205,000 205.000
South Carolina 50,000 50,000
Georgia 250,000 250.000
Florida 100.000 100.000
Alabama 200.000 200.000
Mississippi 230.000 230,000
Louisiana 155,000 155,000
Arkansas 200,000 160.100
Tennessee 260,000 275,000
Kansas 170.000 170.000
Nebraska 250.000 300.000
South Dakota 575,000 600,000
Xorth Dakota 450,000 475.000
Montana 5.576.000 5.100.000
Wyoming 3,800,000 4,100,000
Idaho 2,300,000 2,400.000
Washington 500,000 560.000
Oregon 2,000,000 2,000,000
California 1,625,000 1,625,000
Nevada 600,000 563,000
Utah 2,025.000 2,250,000
Colorado 1,300,000 1,300,000
Arizona 620,000 675,000
New Mexico 3,150.000 3.250,000
Texas 1,440.000 1,440,000
Oklahoma and Indian
Territory 60,000 60,000
Totals 38,342,072 39,2S4,000
The American flock for a series of years
was as follows:
1904 2S,342,0721S97 36,818.643
1903 39.284.0001896 3S,298,783
1902 42,184,122 1895 42,294,064
1901 41,920,900 1S94 45,048,017
1900 .,.41,883,055 1893 47,273.553
1S99 39,114.453 1892 44.938,365
1S9S 37,656,960
The following table shows tho amount
of wool, washed and unwashed, produced
in the various states and territories in
1904, compared with that of 1903:
Maine 1,380.000
New Hampshire.;.... 390,600
Vermont . 90,000
Massachuretts , 174.000
. 160.000
S 5,100.000
I. 462,500
II, 781,250
Rhode Island ' 35.750
Connecticut ...... 150.000
New York 4,050.000
New Jersey 160,000
Pennsylvania 5,100.000
Delaware 39,000
Maryland 500.000
West Virginia 2.517,000
Kentucky. ... S.S75.000
Ohio 12.19S.432
Michigan 7,800.000
Indiana 4,550.000
Illinois 3,806.250
Wisconsin ; 4,525,000
Minnesota 2,450,000
Iowa 3,510.000
Missouri 3,737.500
Virginia 1,507,500
North Carolina 820.000
South Carolina 200,000
Georgia ; 950.000
Florida 350,000
Alabama 700.000
Mississippi 920,000
Louisiana 573.500
Arkansas 800,000
Tennessee 1,105.000
Kansas 1,360,000
Nebraska 2,000,000
South Dakota 3.881,250
North Dakota 2.925.000
Montana 37,773,000
Wyoming 29,450.000
Idaho ..... 14,950.000
Washington 4.4SO.0OO
Oregon 14.500.000
California 11,781.250
Nevada 4.200,000
Utah 13.162.500
Colorado T.. 9,100,000
Arizona 4,340,000
New Mexico 17.325,000
Texas 9,360,000
Oklahoma and Indian
Territory 360,000
Total, pounds 249,783,032 245.450.000
The amount of pulled wool, always dif
ficult even to approximate. Is placed at
42,000,000 pounds, shrinking 33 per cent,
and equal to 28,140.000 pounds of clean
wool. The total wool production, there
fore, of the country for 1904 is 291.7S3.032
pounds, equal to 123,935,147 pounds of
scoured wool, the latter showing a fall
ing off from 1903 of 431.258 pounds.
The estimates of production for 17 years,
together with the scoured wool equiva
lents for the same term of years have been
as follows:
Fleece and Pulled. Scoured.
. Pounds. Pounds.
SS 301,876.121 136,591,955
1SS9 295.779.479 134.795.350
1K 309.474.836 139.628.220
1S91 307.401.507 139.326.703
1S92 333,018.405 145.300.318
1893 S48.53S.13S 151,103,776
1894 325,210.712 140.292.253
IgS 291.296,726 125.718.690
1S 272.474.703 115.2S4.573r
Jf9 jp'J!3.25l 111.265.9S7
18 .2C6.720.6S4 111.661 5S1
1S99 272.191.330 113.958.463
3900 283.636.621 118.223.120
3901 202.502.382 12fi.814.690
192 316.341.032 137.912.0S3
1903 2S7.450.000 124.366.403
19W 291.783.032 123.935,147
The total value of the wool clip for the
year Is about 11 per cent "more than that
of the previous year. The average value
per pound of the fleece and the pulled
wool has increased 10 per cent and 8 per
cent, respectively. The value of the clip
has increased from $55,775,373 In 1903 to
564,940,959 In 1904.
Lecturer Says Women Should 'First
Be Ready to Support a Husband.
CHICAGO, Dec. 28. X. W. Ferris, re
cent Democratic candidate for Gover
nor of Michigan, in an address before
the National Commercial Teachers'
Federation here, has advised women
stenographers, and women In general,
not to marry until they aro In a posi
tion to support a husband.
"Until a woman is able to support a
husband, she should not contemplate
matrimony," declared Mr. Ferris.
"While I believe It is the duty of every
woman to marry, still I also believe that
before taking- so serious a step a girl
should look ahead and prepare for pos
sible future misfortunes. Therefore, every
girl should fit herself for an emergency
and be prepared to step Into her hus
band's rlace In the support of the fam
ily in tho event of anything befalling
him which will unfit him for work."
Mr. Ferris also spoke of the econom
ic and educational changes that have
taken place In the last hundred years,
and told of the advances made along
the lines of commercial education in
that time.
Unfortunate Men Had Abandoned the
Collier Elvlon, Which Burned
Near Cape Horn.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Dec 28. Captain
F. K. Fall, of the British ship Lonsdale,
from Newcastle on Tyne, just arrived at
Port Los Angeles, tells a story of picking
up 26 castaways at sea, who had" been
drifting about near Cape Horn for over
a week.
They had abandoned the British collier
Elvlon, which had burned at sea. The
Lonsdale cruised around in the vicinity
after picking up one boatload of eight
men, which had been drifting for six days,
until the entire crew of 26 men was res
cued. All but three of the men were left
at Valparaiso. The Lonsdale will proceed
from here to Portland to discharge the
remainder of her cargo.
Steamer Short of Men, and Had No
s Passenger List.
ASTORIA, Or., Dec 2S. (Special.) The
steamer L. Roscoe, which arrived In yes
terday from Florence with a general car
go, was today fined 5500 by Collector of
Customs Robb for failure to carry a com
plete crew. She was fined another $100 for
failure to have a list of her passengers.
The steamer is a vessel of 117 tons
gross, and her license requires her to have
a crew of nine men, whereas she had but
seven, being short a watchman and one
deckhand. The law provides that vessels
making a voyage of over 100 miles shall
carry a complete list of the passengers on
board, and this the Roscoe failed to do.
The steamer Is owned by O. W. Hurd, of
Florence, and Is commanded by Captain
P. Crlm.
Beef Cargo for Vladivostok.
SEATTLE. Wash., Dec. 2S. It Is under
stood that 2000 tons of salt beef will com
prise a part of the cargo of the steamship
Tacoma, which is now loading for Ori
ental and Siberian ports. The vessel Is
operated by the Northwestern Commer
cial Company, which holds valuable con
cessions from the Russian government.
The beef is supposed to bo for the Rus
sian soldiers at Vladivostok. It Is pub
licly given out that the Tacoma Is bound
for Shanghai, but In steamship circles It
Is generally believed that the Tacoma
will proceed either directly to Vladivostok
or will try to run the blocake at Port
Arthur. A representative of the com
pany insists that the Tacoma will run
to Shanghai.
Kosmos Liner Ashore.
LONDON, Dec. 28. Advices from Pun
tas Arenas say the German steamer Aby
dos, from San Francisco via Callao, for
Hamburg, is ashore near there, and Is in
a precarious condition.
SAX FRAXCISCO, Dec. 28. The Aby
dos, Captain Garstens, of the Kosmos
Steamship Line, sailed from this city Oc
tober 7. with a general cargo for Ham
burg. She was last reported as having
left Guayaquil December 14. Her crew
consisted of about 25 men. She is a steel
screw steamer of 2472 net tonnage, her
length being 323 feet, beam 40.2 feet and
depth 24.4. She Is stanchilly constructed,
and her commander is an experienced
Minnesota's Captain Resigns.
SEATTLE, Wash., Dec. 2S. Captain
John Truebridge has resigned and Cap
tain J. H. Riner has been appointed his
successor in command of the Hill liner
Minnesota. Although nothing official has
been given out at the company's offices.
Captain Riner Is actually In command of
the steamship. Ill-health, aggravated by
the long voyage, Is suggested as the cause
of Truebrldge's resignation.
Frank Webber, steward of the Minne
sota, who came with her from the Atlan
tic, died here last night from heart dis
ease. His home was In San Francisco.
Unknown Schooner Strands.
CAPE HENRY, Va., Dec. 2S. An un
known three-masted steamer went ashore
on Diamond shoals today. No assistance
can be rendered, as the sea Is too rough.
Marine Notes.
The Glaucus will finish loading wheat
today at Irving dock, and the S. Celeste,
which has been lined at Columbia No. 2,
will move up and take her place to com
plete her cargo.
The next lumber ship to finish will be
the Hampton, at the North Pacific mill,
which will complete her cargo on Monday
or Tuesday.
Captain J. A. Brown left for San Fran
cisco yesterday on a brief business trip.
The steamer Rosecrans sailed Xorth
from Monterey yesterday with oil, and Is
due at Astoria Saturday.
The steamers Aurelia. Redondo and
Xorthland have arrived from San Fran
cisco, the last named light, the others
with general cargo, and all will sail Sat
urday night with lumber cargoes.
The schooner Andy Mahony was lifted
on the drydock yesterday for cleaning and
some minor repairs.
The Portland & Asiatic liner Aragonia
sailed from Yokohama Tuesday for this
port, with a full cargo.
George D. Gray, managing owner of the
California & Oregon Coast Steamship
Company, is in the city on a regular visit
of inspection.
Domestic and Foreign Ports.
ASTORIA. Or., Dec. 23. Arrived down at
1 A. M. Steamer Bee. Arrived down at It
A. M. and sailed at 3:40 P. M. Steamer
Columbia, for San Francisco. Left up at (J
A. M. Schooners Joseph Russ and Vir
ginia. Arrived at 3:15 P. M. Steamer El
more, from Tillamook. Condition of the
bar at 5 P. M.. rough; wind, east; weather,
Ventura, Dec. 27. Sailed Schooner
Zampa, for Portland.
St. HcIenH. Dec. 28. Passed at 3 P. M.
Schooner Virginia.
New York. Dec. 2S. Sailed Baltic, from
Liverpool, for Queonstown.
Liverpool, Dec. 28. Arrived Parisian,
from St. Johns and Halifax; Majestic, from
New York.
Naples. Dec. 2S. Arrived Llguria, from
New York. Sailed Republic, from Genoa
and New York.
Antwerp, Dee 28. Arrived Montose, from
St. John and Halifax, via London.
Hong Kong, Dec 2S. Arrived Coptic,
from San Francisco, via Honolulu and Yoko
hama. Yokohama. Dec. 28. Arrived previously
Korea, from San Francisco via Honolulu,
for Hong Kong.
Queenstown. Dec. 28. Arrived Frlesland.
from Philadelphia, Liverpool and proceeded.
San Francisco. Dec. 2S. Sailed at 11:30
A. M. Steamer Geo. W. Elder, for Port
land; steamer Lyman D. Foster, for Port
Townsend; bark Gleaner, for Seattle. Ar
rived at 10 A. M. Steamer F. A. Kilburn.
from Portland; steamer Shasta, from Bel
llngham. Hoqulam. Wash.. Dec 2S. Arrived
Steamer Falcon, from San- Francisco, for
Aberdeen; steamer Compeer, from San Fran
cisco, for Aberdeen; cteamer Santa Bar
bara, from San Francisco, for Aberdeen.
Close Call From Death.
Ivan Humason narrowly escaped death
In the freight elevator In the establish
ment of Blumauer-Frank Drug Company
yesterday. While calling from the second
floor to an employe below the elevator
descended and caught his head. It bore
him down and he sustained a fracture of
his nose and was otherwise badly crushed.
A surgeon was summoned and is in at
tendance. Mr. Humason will recover and
will be restored to his normal condition,
it is said.
Woman StrucK Down on Main Thor
oughfare. Mrs. Luerezlo Picane was knocked to
the sidewalk, at First and . Flanders
streets, at 3 o'clock, yesterday afternoon,
and while lying prostrate was robbed of
$20 in gold and about 5300 worth of
Jewels, diamond rings being torn from
her fingers and ears.
It was the most sensational robbery re
corded here this year, and Is believed to
have been committed by the daring
highwayman, who, on Monday night, held
up and robbed a cripple in the heart of
the city, the scene of the crime being at
Fifth and Stark streets.
The woman was homeward bound when
attacked. The man wore no mask. He
simply felled her to the sidewalk and
robbed her. The place where It occur
red is largely traveled, but this cut no
figure with the robber. It happened that
no one passed, however, and by the time
the victim was able to call for help, the
thief had made his escape As soon as
possible the woman reported her exper
ience to the police. Chief Hunt assigned
detectives to the case.
The audacity of the highwayman has
appalled the police. They hardly be
lieve he can be more than an amateur,
as they think a man of experience would
not take such desperate chances as he
does for the amount of cash he obtains.
Descriptions of all the rings taken from
the woman were furnished the police.
This will make it dangerous for the
thief to attempt to dispose of them. His
net cash gain was but $20 on this oc
casion, and from the cripple Monday
night the highwayman got but $2.10.
The police point out that the city is
nowhere near adequately patroled, many
more policemen being needed to guard
against such occurrences as this.
Few People Know How Useful It Is in
Preserving Health and Beauty.
Xearly everybody knows that charcoal
is the safest and most efficient disinfectant
and purifier In nature, but few realize Its
value when taken Into the human system
for the same cleansing purpose.
Charcoal Is a remedy that the more you
take of it the better; it is not a drug at
all. but simply absorbs the gases and im
purities always preient in the stomach
and intestines and carries them out of tho
Charcoal sweetens the breath after
smoking, drinking or after eating onions
and other odorous vegetables.
Charcoal effectually clears and Im
proves the complexion, it whitens ' tho
teeth and further acts as a natural and
eminently safe cathartic
It absorbs the injurious gases which col
lect in tho stomach and bowels: it disin
fects the mouth and throat from the
poison of catarrh.
All druggists sell charcoal In one form
or another, but probably the best char
coal and the most for the money Is in
Stuart's Charcoal Lozenges; they are
composed of the finest powdered Willow
Charcoal and other harmless antiseptics
in tablet form, or rather In the form of
large, pleasant-tasting lozenges, the char
coal being mixed with honey.
The dally use of these lozenges will soon
tell in a much improved condition of the
general health, better complexion, sweeter
breath and purer blood, and the beauty of
It Is that no possible harm can result
from their continued use, but, on the con
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A Buffalo physician, In speaking of the
benefits of charcoai, says: "I advise
Stuart's Charcoal Lozenges to all pati
ents suffering from gas In stomach and
bowels, and to clear tho complexion and
purify the breath, mouth and throat; I
also believe the liver Is greatly benefited
by the dally use of them; they cost but 23
cents a box at drug stores, and although
in some sense a patent preparation, yet I
believe I get more and better charcoal In
Stuart's Charcoal Lozenges than In any of
the ordinary charcoal tablets."
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