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THE MORXIXG OKEGOSIAN. FHIDAY. DECEMBER SO, 1904
TELLS THE JOT
BROWHELL IS ALSO HEARD
United States Marshal
thews Is Called,
HENRY MEbDRUM TESTIFIES"
Federal Grand Jury Will Be In Ses
sion Three-Weeks More Only In
dictments of Lesser lmpor-
tance This -Week.
The Federal grand Jury ;may be doing
a great deal but It Is making but very
little noise about It. Up to this time It
has been possible, to a greatcr-or a lesser,
extent, to judge, from the personnel of
those who were summoned to give their
testimony, something of the nature of
what they would say to the Jurors. This
time has now passed, und no one outside
of tho grand-jury room an conjecture
with any reasonable' degree of certainty
Just what subjects are up for considera
tion. Sonator Mitchell has finished with what
he had to say, and so has Mr. Hermann,
and the witnesses now being summoned
are those whose connection with the cases
is not known from any former trial or
Mr. Hermann's Testimony Ends.
Blnger Hermann finished his testimony
yesterday morning at 11:30 and will not
be recalled before the jury again. He
resumed his conference in the morning
when tho Jury convened for the session of
the day, and was closeted with the inves
tigating body the rest of the forenoon.
When ho left he bade each man farewell
and seemed not to have been greatly dis
turbed by what had been said or done
during his stay in the roomJ
Baldus Gildner, formerly a cigar manu
facturer of Portland, but now a resident
of Dallas, was tho first witness called at
the. afternoon session of the jury. Mr.
Glldner"s connection with the land-fraud
cases is a mystery, as" he has not been
mentioned up to this time. He was in
the room for some time, and when he
came out, left immediately after having
received his discharge from further at
tendance from Mr. Heney.
George C. Browneil Appears.
State Senator George C. Browneil, of
Oregon City, put in an appearance at the j
Courthouse at 2 o'clock in the afternoon,
and went into seclusion irr the bailiff's
room, whore he talked of the organization
of the Legislature until called before the j
Jury at 3 o'clock. The Senator remained
In the room but a very few minutes, and
when he emerged was as affable and un
ruffled as usual and loft the building im
mediately for his home. There Is some
speculation as to what connection Mr.
Browneil has with the case at this time,
and the shortness of his stay was a sur
prise to those who were watching In the
Henry Meldrum, who has been before i
the public in connection with his conduct
while holding the office of United States
Survoyor-Goneral, was the next witness
following Senator Browneil. His stay was
also short, and when he left the room
I'nited States Marshal Matthews was
called as the next witness.
W. F. Matthews Called.
Mr. Matthews' was the last witness of
, the day, remaining before the Jury for
over half an hour. It is stated that his
rcsumony naa notning to do directly with
I he land-fraud cases, but had simply to
3o with some points desired to be cleared
up before further advance was made in
the deliberations of the jury.
After Mr. Matthews had left the room
no other witnesses were called, but the
remaining time was taken up by discus
sion in which Mr. Heney seemed to take
the leading part A short time after 4
o'clock the Jury adjourned for the night
and will again meet this morning at 10
George Sorensen, who Is under indict
ment, has returned from his Eastern trip
but has not as yet given the 54000 bond
asked by the court. He appeared before
the United States Marshal yesterday
morning and promised to have secured
his bond by today, and was therefore
given until this morning to secure the
amount asked for. Mr. Sorensen is tieep
lj grieved that he has been brought into
the land conspiracies, and states that all
his deeds will be placed in a fair and
favorable light in a short time, and that
he has no fear of what may come.
S. B. Ormsby Gets Bonds.
S. B. Ormsby has secured signers to his
bond among his- neighbors at Salem, and
will be down this morning to deposit his
surety with the clerk of the court. He
was allowed to have a day in which to
return to his home, in order to secure
his ball among his friends In his home
Dr. W. H. Davis, of Albany, will reach
Portland this morning with his bond for
54000. having secured It among his friends
and business associates in Albany.
Henry Young is supposed to bo in Cali
fornia, but It is not thought that he will
return to Portland for trial. As the crime
for which he is Indicted la not an extra
ditable one, it is very doubtful as to
whether or not ho will ever be brought
to face the charge against him. There
are others, besides, who are of more im
portance to the case of tho Government
at this time, and no especial effort will be
wasted on tho former football player from
Sessions to Last Three Weeks.
Tho grand jury will in all probability bo
In session for three weeks more. Judging
from what seems to be the course of tho
Government. There are many witnesses
to bo brought before the body who have
not as yet been brought to Portland, and
some df them will need time in which to
tell what they know about the situation.
Mr. Heney has delayed his intended de
parture for Washington for another month
and will not leave Portland until some
time in February. After the land-fraud
cases have been finished, there are other
matters which will bo brought up by Dis
trict Attorney HalL
It Is not expected that indictments will
be returned against Senator Mitchell and
Mr. Hermann, If any are returned, until
during the coming week. As far as is
known but little evidence has been given
relating to the charges which It is thought
will be brought against the two Congress
men. It is probable, however, that some
indictments or a lesser Importance may
bo returned during the latter part of this
week or the first of next
Heir to Wealth Is Missing.
NEW TORK. Dec. 29. Heirs to the es
tate of Jacob Lawson, a manufacturer who
died recently from accidental asphyxia
tion at his. home in Brooklyn, are seek
ing to locate his son, Edward J.. sup
posed to be somewhere In the West. Law
son, who was supposed to be only fairly
well off, was found to have left an estate
amounting to 51,500,000. to be divided among
three sons and a daughter. The missing
son, Edward, Is said to have gone to Cali
fornia some years ago, after a disagree
ment 'with the father, but recently was
heard from In St. Louis.
SEEN TO CLIMB TEE MOUNTAIN
Franklin and Mrs. Bouton Were Often
' COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Dec 29.
Many new clews were received by the po
lice today to strengthen and verify the
information which they already bad as to
the time Milton Franklin, alias Bouton,
was in this city in company with Mrs:
Bessie Bouton, believed to be the victim
of the Mount Cutler murder.
The last trace the police have of the
couple dates back to. October 20. Shortly
prior to this they are known to have
takn several drives In the direction of
neyenne uanyon, ana were seen oy citi
zens who now remember the description
of the couple. They were also seen climb
"ing the sides of Cutler Mountain. The
efforts of the police are now directed to
ascertaining the time when Franklin left
this city and whether alone or accompan
ied by Mrs- Bouton.
Movements of Mrs. Bouton.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Dec 29.
Proceeding on the theory that the- vic
tim of the Cutler Mountain murder' 'is
none other than Mrs. Bessie - Bouton,
the Chief of Police is engaged In check
ing up the movements of Mrs. Bouton
and Milton Franklin from the time they
arrived in -Denver. The results so far
attained, in brief, are these:
'''The couple arrived in Denver May 15,
and left there on July 13. They arrived
in Salt Lake City tho following day, and
left two days later for the Pacific Coast.
They arrived in Santa Barbara about
the middle of August, and left there the
latter part of 'that month. They finally
reached New Orleans, but from there
the Chief has been unable to trace them.
Nor has he been able to learn the time
of their arrival In this city, 'or where
they stopped while here. The conclusion
has been reached that the woman was
murdered on one of the last four days
of November, and that the deed was
committed by Franklin, who is probably
In the safe seclusion of London. Eng
land, by this time."
MBS. CHAD WICK MAY LEAVE JAIL
Bail Is Said to Be Ready When She
Gives the Word.
CLEVELAND, Dec. 29. The Plaindealer
tomorrow will print the following:
It was reliably stated last night that
Mrs. Cassie L. Chadwlck will be released
on bail within a few days. At least, an
effort will be made in that direction.
Mrs. Chadwick herself has expressed her
desire to terminate her residence In the
county's bastile, and, according to her
attorney. Jay P. Dawley, she alone has
the deciding ballot on the question.
"Ball can be given In ample quantity."
declared Dawley. "The minute she wants
to she will be released on bail."
Mrs. Chadwlck Is reported to have said
last night her original reasons for refus
ing, bail no longer exist and she Is now
ready to avail herself of the proffered aid.
Alienist Visits Mrs. Chadwick.
CLEVELAND Dec 29. Dr. a T. Alrt-
rlch, an alienist, called upon Mrs. Chad
wlck at the. County Jail today and had
a conierence with ner. Dr. Aldrlch has
been called as an expert in a number
of criminal cases heretofore whrrn h
defense claimed Insanity. The visit of
Dr. Aldrlch today is taken to indicate
the line of defense that will be set up
In Mrs. Chadwlck's caee.
Resigns as Warden.
OLTMPIA. Wash.. Dec 29. fSnerinl 1
F. A. Dryden, warden of the state peni
tentiary, nas directed a letter to the State
Board of Control tendering his TesIrnnHnn
as warden, to take effect immediately up
on the Inauguration of the new adminis
tration, or as soon thereafter as his suc
cessor can qualify. Chairman Grant Neal,
or tne board, declined to give, out any
reasons for the resignation, If any are
mentioned by Mr. Drydten.
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DEBUTANTES AND FINE MUSIC
Alexander Farewell Concert One of Season's Notable Events
Quartet from the song cycle. "In.
a Persian Garden," (Liza Lehmann),
Mrs. Rose Bloch Bauer, Mrs Walter
Reed, Arthur L. Alexander, and Dom
J. Zan; sone, "O, That We Two
Were Maying," '(Nevln), and "Gon
dolier's Sontr," (De Koven), Mrs. An
na Selkirk Norton; prologue from "II
PaBllacd" (Leoncavallo) Dom J. Zan;
Aria from "Tonnhauser," "Dlch The
tire Halle" (Wagner), Mrs. Rom
Bloch Bauer; songs, "FrUche Briso,"
(Max Strange), "Don Juan's Sere
nade. (Tschalkowsky), "A Toi,"
(Bomberg). A L. Alexander; "Largo,"
(JIandel-Damrosch), and "Absent,"
(Godard), Orpheus Male Chorus:
"Pastorale In E minor," (Scarlatti),
and "En" Courant," (Godard), Mrs.
William A. Knight; scene and rondo,
(Cbe Faro Scnza Eurldlce." (Gluck),
Mrs. Norton; aria from "Joan of Arc,"
"Farewell. Te Htllff," (Tschalkoweky),
Mrs. Fletcher Linn; duct and quar
tet from "In a Persian Garden," (Leh
mann). Mrs Bauer, Mrs Reed, Mr.
AlezandeV and Mr. Zan; song, "Lo
Chevalier Bolle-Etoile," (Augusta
Holmes), Mrs. "Walter Reed; three
songs. "Dream Song From 'Manon "
(Massenet). "Ich GrolU Nicht,"
(Schumann), "Amour, Amour." (Alex
ander), A. L. Alexander.
Shakespeare In his "Romeo and Juliet"
says: "Good night, good night; parting Is
such sweet sorrow." And the farewell
concert given last night at the White
Temple before a large society audience,
composed principally of musical people,
was an eloquent "good-bye" to the guest
of the occasion, Arthur L. Alexander,
tenor and accompanist, who leaves this
city early next month to make his home
In Paris, France, where he will further
perfect himself in his studies.
Alas, on many occasions when musi
cal es are given. It is difficult to fill a hall
with people when moderate prices are
charged, and it Is a remarkable tribute to
the popularity of Mr. Alexander and those
who appeared with him on the same plat
form that the church -was filled last night
with people who paid $1 apiece to be
present The concert is one of the most
memorable of tho season, from the ex
cellence of the music and from the num
ber of debutantes who made their flrat
appearance before the public and pleased.
Mr. Alexander, naturally, was, the center
of friendly attention, and this gifted
young musician probably got the recep
tion of his life. He 'was down on the pro
gramme for six songs, and each time he
was vociferously encored. His voice Is
stronger than when he first sang at a
private musicale at the Hobart-Curtis,
September 13, and although It Is sweet
and tender in quality. It lacks resonant
power. But this will all arrive with the
coming years, as Mr. Alexander is still a
youth. In his songs he showed mastery
of both German and French, his encores
being Clay's "I'll Sing Tho Songs of
Araby," and Jan Gall's "Maidens With
ELOPERS ARE TAKEN
.Runaway. Couple From Seattle
GIRL IS SIXTEEN YEARS OLD
G.'M.. Landerking, Age 50, Meets His
Love ja Tacoma, and They Go
to The Dalles to Be
, y . .TMarried.
" WJien , detectives arrested G.'M. Lan
derking, .50 years old, yesterday, on a
charge of kidnaping, It story of the clope-
C. M. LANDERKING AND HELEN BASKETT LANDERKING.
ment of a pretty 15-year-old girl, a meet
ing in Tacoma, a flight to The Dalles,
final marriage and return to Portland,
was brought to light. The prlsonor as
serts his innocence, as does also the wife,
but today he will be taken back to Seat
tle, where the girl's parents have pre
ferred charges against him.
The father, M. A. Baskett, of Seattle,
is the complainant. The arrest was made
by Detectives Hartman and Vaughn, upon
telegraphic instructions from Chief of Po
lice Delaney, of Seattle.
Although able to prove tho marriage
and to show that the girl Is his wife, he
was held at the City Jail by order of
Chief Hunt, and slept In a cell last night.
His wife occupied quarters In the receiv
ing home of the Boys' and Girls' Aid
Society, as there Is no fit place for an
innocent woman in Portland's city prison.
Landerking and his wife, formerly Miss
Helen Baskett, were willing to talk of the
affair, and at police headquarters the
prisoner related his side ot the whole
the Lips So Rosy." At least the Bemberg
and Schumann numbers on the pro
gramme last night were also sung by him
at his musicale last September, but they
were none the worse for another hearing.
It is a treat to listen to a slngor who so
artistically plays his own accompaniments
and Invests all his work with such deft,
Mrs. Norton, contralto, in making her
first public appearance here, met with a
cordial reception, and her deep, mellow
contralto voice was heard with pleasure
In tho ever-loved Nevln's "O That We
Two Were Maying." Her tone Js a good,
even one, and no doubt many vocal stu
dents envied Mrs. Norton her calm, col
lected platform manner and hcr distinct
enunciation. Her encore was a careful
repetition of tho Nevln number. Mrs.
Fletcher Linn is not known as a concert
singer here, and she. showed marked prog
ress In her art by tho fine Interpretation
she showed in the "Joan of Arc" num
ber. Her voice is a pleasant one and she
throws a warmth Into her singing that is
commendable. Her encore was a number,
like Tschalkowsky's selection, that Li not
well known here, Walthew's "May Day."
Mrs. William A. Knight, planiste, ought
to play more in public, as she Is a most
welcome addition to Portland's piano so
loists. Her touch Is a dainty one, and
her work full of pleasant light and shade,
with skillful technique. Her encore was
Nevin's "Shepherds All and Maidens
The Orpheus male chorus, Mr. Alexan
der, conductor, turned out 15 voices, and
the singers can be congratulated on the
fine impression they made. True, people
expected more singers In the chorus, but
the boys sang so well last night that the
absent ones whoever they are wero not
missed. The chorus was best In unaccom
panied work, and showed a beauty of ex
pression and attention to piano and forte
effect that was pleasing. The encore was
"Marching." by Brahms. The Alexander
quartet Mrs. Bauer, Mrs. Reed, Mr. Al
exander and Mr. Zan covered itself with
everj- mark of popular favor. The voices
blended well In the Lehmann selections,
and It is too bad that tho quartet has
met only to part. Mrs. Rose Bloch Bauer,
in einging Wagner's "Dlch Theure Hallo,"
chose a most ambitious number, but in
her most dramatic singing she invested
the number with a fire and triumphant Joy
that Gadski did not venture to give. Mrs.
Bauer caught the true Wagner spirit, and
her top notes were admirable. Her en
core was "The Tears at tho Spring"
(Beach). Mrs. Reed excelled herself in the
Massenet selection, and was- In grand
voice. She received a tempestuous double
recall, and was forced to sing two. songs
Mayhew's "Shoggy Shoo" and "Kevin's
"The Nightingale and the Rose" before
the audience would allow her to go. She
never made a better appearance here.
Dom J. Zan again sang the prologue from
"II PagliaccI" better than before. Invest
ing the work with fire and emphasis. His
encore waa Allltson's "KIng Duncan'3
Daughter." Edgar E. Coursen was the
principal accompanist, and A. T. Baldwin
played a piano accompaniment during the
So the Alexander farewell concert has
passed Into history. Nearly every number
was encored and the audience a most en
story. He Is close to 59 years old, and
seems deeply In love with his bride of 16.
Frequently while narrating his experi
ences, ho would turn to her and seek
affirmation of bis. statements. He was
never disappointed,, for she would quickly
corroborate him In every detail.
"Blackmailer," Says Landerking.
"This Is simply' a blackmailing scheme
qn the part of Helen's parents," said
Landerking. "They, have been opposed, to
our marriage ever since I refused to pay
them 5150 In cash and sign a receipt for
several hundred dollars more which they
took, from Helen. I am willing to return
and face them, for the truth will not
hurt me. It will hurt them. This Is a
long story, but reflects, no credit upon
them, I tell you."
Here Landerking turned to his wife,
who sat beside him. "That's right, isn't
it?" ho asked of her. She said it was,
and told him to go ahead and tell all.
; Owns Claims on Tanana.
"I am a marine engineer," continued
Landerking, "and for some years have
been navigating boats on the Yukon River,
While lnAIaska I made the best of the
opportunity and staked some claims. I,
have one on the Tanana for which I was
recently offered J30,!00. I refused to sell
for It is worth many times that. I also
have property at Nome.
"I was at Seattle during last March,
and It was then that Helen and I became
engaged. I had spent considerable money
In one way and another at the old. folks'
home, and they seemed to like me and
had no objection, apparently, to the
match. I had to return North, but before
going, made Helen a present of a piano,
but made It In the name of her parents.
I remained in Alaska several months,
during which I sent Helen sums of money.
One time I sent her a check for $253. With
this she was to purchase everything need
ed for the wedding. Well, when I re
turned, I found out her parents had made
her give them all of the money I had
sent. More than that, they had com
pelled her to turn from me and to say
she would have nothing further to xio
"By investigation I learned that Helen's
parents had used the money I sent her
to purchase a team of horses and somo
furniture. Three weeks ago things came
to a crisis. I had to leave Seattle, but
Helen told me she would follow me every
where I went. Sho kept her word. We
met In Tacoma, where I had gone to
secure work, and then arranged to be
married at The Dalles, where she had
friends. We became man and wife there
on December 17."
SET EIRE TO HIS BED.
Nathan Hart Arrested for Attempted
Arson of American House.
Apparently demented, and caught In the
act of an attempt to set fire to tho Ameri
can House, on Third street, between
Davis, and Everett streets, Nathan Hart
was taken to tho Police Station at 3
o'clock this morning. r
Hart had secured a room In the hotel
for the night and at a late hour retired.
Shortly afterward three men, who hap
pened to bo In the hallway, detected an
odor of smoke, and upon investigation
found It to be In Hart's room. After gain
ing an entrance to the room they found
that the kerosene lamp had been upset
on the bed with the purpose evidently of
setting the house on fire. The fire was
put out immediately and luckily before
any damage was done. Upon the call for
rullrc, Oflicci Jones responded and took
Hart to the Central Station where he Is
held for hearing today.
Rev. Myron Coolcy, formerly editor of
the Pacific Baptist, of this city, Is In
Portland on his way to North Dakota,
where he goes to accept tho appointment
of superintendent of missioRs of that
state. He will be In charge df all Baptist
churches in North Dakota, and the post Is
an Important one. Mr. Cooley will preach
at Imrnanuel Baptist Church Sunday
morning. He has been engaged In min
isterial work in San Pedro. Cal., during
the eight months since leaving Portland.
Get Legacy From Michigan.
SALEM, Or., Dec 29. (Special.)
News -was received here today that an
estate In Grand Rapids, Mich., valued
at ?60.000, has come Into the possession
of C W. Parrlsh, of Burns; Halllo Par
rlsh Hinges and Nina Parrlsh, of Salem;
and Mrs. E. L Cox, of Seattle. The
property was willed to them several
years ago, but was subject to a life in
terest held by a cousin, .who recently
died. The property consists of a hotel,
which was sold today for $60,000.
Portage Road Contract Signed.
SALEM. Or., Dec. 29.-(Special.)-The
Portage Railway Commission today signed
tho contracts awarded last Monday for
the construction and equipment of the
portage road between The Dalles and
Celilo. The contracts will be taken to
Portland tomorrow morning to be signed
by the contractors.
When Yon Hare a Cold.
When troubled with a cold give Cham
berlain's Cough Remedy a" trial. It al
ways cures and is pleasant and safe to
take. The enormous sale of this remedy
at home and abroad for more than a
quarter of a century Is certainly sufficient
guarantee of Its superior excellence. For
ale by all druggists.
COST IS NOT HIGH
F. M. Butler Defends Bridge
- Company's Charges.
MAYOR ASKS FOR MORE FACTS
He Wants' to Know Actual Amount
of Mdney Paid by Pacific Con
struction Company for
The bridge commltteo of the Execu
tive .Board met In tha Mayor's reception
room at the City Hall yesterday afternoon
to take under consideration Expert
Charles S. Blhler's report and the charges
of George H. Howell relating to alleged
mismanagement In the substitution of steel
for wooden stringers on the Morrison
street bridgo. Those present were Mayo
Williams, City Engineer W. C. Elliott,
Whitney L. Boise, Rodney L Glisan, H.
W. Goddard and H .C. Wortman, tho
committee, and F. M. Butler, representing
the Pacific Construction Company.
His Honor opened the meeting by read
ing an explanatory communication from
Mr. Butler to the effect that in bidding
for the substitution of steel for wood
stringers In the Morrison-street bridge,
the Pacific Construction Company had
used the same basis of figuring as In the
original contract, and they were therefore
justified in their bid of $37,170.
Regarding the findings of Expert Blhlor
the epistle explained that his figures were
based upon the current prices of steel
existing at that time, and as the Pacific
Construction Company "was under con
tract with the American Bridge Company
to purchaso all material for tho Morrison-street
bridge, they were necessarily
forced to pay for the substituted steel
stringers at the American Bridge Com
pany's rate on previous purchases.
Relating to George H. Howell, the let
ter Implied that he was attempting to dis
credit his fellow-members of the Execu
tive Board and stated that Mr. Howell's
charges were absolutely without founda
tion and an unjust attack.
After reading the letter. His Honor stat-.
cd that fie did not deem it sufficlently
expliclt and had requested Mr. Butler to
prepare a more detailed statement ac
knowledging the money paid the American
Bridge Company and other Incidental ex
penses Incurred by his company in the
construction of the bridge.
"When can you give us that statement,
Mr. Butler?" asked Whitney L. Boise.
"Well," replied Mr. Butler, "of course,
you know, gentlemen, such a statement
as that will necessitate considerable study
and I must go over the entire matter care
fully. We are not willing to withhold
anything, but any figures I could now give
offhand would be mere suppositions and
not accurate. This substitution contract
must be made to bear Its proportion of
the contingent expenses, which naturally
arise In a proposition of this magnitude.
We have expended, to say roughly, $60,000
for contingent expenses from the time we
started work up to today expenses that
are purely contingent ones, and may not
be charged to the raw material or to any
part of the bridge.
"For instance, the other day we had to
tow a schooner through the draw, one of
the conditions settled upon us by the
United States Government, as you know.
As I was saying, we agreed to take this
loaded schooner through the draw. For
the purpose of accomplishing such things
as this wo have to maintain a tugboat
at the bridge, which is another contin
gent expense. Our boat carried the
schooner's bowline and an O. R. & N.
boat was supposed to have had a stern
line. Such was not the case, however.
Thero was a heavy current on this par
ticular day and a down-river wind. As
the schooner was coming through the
draw .her towllne broke and she crashed
helplessly Into the Sarah Dixon, and that
she did not totally wreck this boat was
little short of miraculous. Damage was
done to the extent of $800. It is not fair
to figure Just the cost of labor and ma
terials and a small percentage of profit.
Such contingent expenses as I have Just
cited, the cost of getting tho material
here, getting it to and putting it in the
bridge, are all Included In our figures.
We work under different conditions here
than in the East. We shall give you a
detailed account of all our expenditures
as soon as wo find It possible."
"Then, Mr. Butler," said Rodney L.
Glisan, "according to you, that clause of
15 per cent and the cost of material and
labor doe3 not apply to the substitution
of the stringers."
"If you had not anticipated that th
change would not be termed 'extra,' " re
plied Mr. Butler, "you would not have
stated specifically In your specifications,
'unless otherwise agreed.' We absolutely
would not have taken a contract of such
magnitude for 15 per cent and the cost of
"As the specifications provided for tho
change,' Interposed Mayor Williams, "in
my opinion It seems ridiculous to call
the steel stringers 'extras.'
"When the provision was made," con
tinued His Honor, "It was not supposed
that the substitution of the steel for wood
would come under the head of extras.
Mr. Blhler said 'that wood would answer.'
but I beg to differ with him, regardless
of his standing as an engineer. We made
a correct decision when we concluded to
make the change, finding, as we did, that
wo had sufficient funds at our disposal to
rpV th stiMtutIon."
"I do not think," said Mr. Glisan, "that
there Is any question as to tho steel being
better than wood, and I feel that we are
fortunate In getting an original bid for
less than our appropriation."
Mr. Wortman feaid that some time ago
vigorous protests were made to tho effect
that ti.e rac.iic tuiisuuciioii Company naa
used spurious materials in the Morrison
street bridge, and upon Investigation it
was found that the charges were wholly
unbased, and, quite contrary to expecta
tions, It was discovered that the materi
als were as good as the specifications re
quired. The bridge matter was finally tabled un
til Mr. Butler can prepare his second
statement, when a special meeting will
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Mount Tabor Votes to Continue as a
A mans meeting of the citizens of
Mount Tabor, held last night. In the Bap
tist Church, under the auspices of the
Mount Tabor Improvement Association,
to discuss the question of Incorporation,
voted that it waa the sense of the meet
ing' that It would be unwise to incorporate.
This vote was about 3 to 1 against Incor
poration. H. Q. Piatt presided, and at the opening
George H. Andrews, chairman of the com
mittee which prered tho charter, made
a short talk explaining the provisions of
the charter and showing the safeguards
It threw around the property-owner. Fol
lowing the statement, by Mr. Andrews
came a very he'ated discussion.
C. "W. Gay, who has been a resident of
Mount Tabor for 40 years,, spoke against
incorporation, and said he could not see
any possible advantage to come out of It
It could not hasten the time when the
people could get Bull Run water, and he
said he had It from tho members .df the
Portland Water Committee that water
could not bo supplied Mount Tabor until
another pipe line should be laid to the
head works. Mr. Gay remarked that
Mount Tabor was really a part of Port
land, and that its prosperity depended
on tho prosperity ot Portland, and
that If any change In present
conditions were to be made it would be far
better to be annexed to Portland than to
organize an Insignificant little city.
Secretary H. W. Hodges, of the Im
provement Association, made a long and
vigorous speech In favor of incorporation,
and said, among other things, that It was
In tho direction of progress, and took Mr.
Gay to task for calling Mount Tabor an
insignificant place, intimating that Mr.
Gay was not abreast of the times.
. It was plain in the end that the meet
ing was strongly against Incorporation.
It was announced from the floor that re- t
monstrances signed by about 200 voters j
were In circulation. Chairman Piatt gave
all opportunity to speak on the subject i
for or against Incorporation, and then put I
the question, the result of which sounded !
the death knell of Incorporation for the J
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been returned to Sheriff Urquhart charged
with robbing Ratkowskl's store at Napa- ,
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