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THE, MORNING , OEEGONIAN, THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 19-05.
Will IS SWIFT
Multnomah-Seattle Meet Very
HONORS ARE ABOUT EVEN
Multnomah Wins Wrestling Match,
but Boxing Contest Is Declared a
Draw People Crowd Gym- ,
nasium to See Games.
Portland and Seattle mixed up In
a fistic and -wrestling engagement last
night and when the melee was over,
Portland had -won the wrestling bout
and Seattle drew a draw in the boxing
honors. The event was the intcrurban
meeting of the Multnomah Athletic
Club and the Seattle Athletic Club,
and the big gymnasium of the former
club was crowded to standing room.
Mayor Williams was there. So was
Colonel David Dunne, and a host of
other prominent club members and
well-known men about town.
The ring was pitched In the center
of tne gymnasium and those who came
late found the scats all taken and were
contented to take the floor. They were
Fattened to do this, for the show, un
like moat amateur events was a good
one and if kept up to the high standard
of last night will prove a very attrac
tive drawing card and will make the
club even more popular than it Is.
Coman Wins From Teller.
Boxing led the fun of the evening.
The first event was between Will Co
man and George Teller, a couple of
115-pound youngsters. They battled
for three rounds. The mill was full of
ginger for both lads were willing. At
tne end of tne third rouml Coman was
turned the winner.. The main events
of the evening, however, were the box
ing match between B. Franks, of the
M. A. A. C, and E. Bennett, S. A. A. C,
and the wrestling bout between Dave
Miller, of S. A. A. C, and Alex De
France, of the M. A. A. C. When It
came to weights Bennett was many
pounds heavier than Franks, so the
medal for which the boya were to fight
was withheld. The battle was to
have gone three rounds, but at the end
of tne third canto the honors were so
even that Referee Ed Gloss called for
another round. At the ' end of the
fourth round honors were still even, so
the battle was declared a draw.
Franks put up a game battle. He was
the .aggressor throughout and always car
ried the fight to the lad from Seattle.
Bennett was the shiftiest of the two and
was content to allow the Multnomah boy
to bring the fight to him. In the mix-ups
Franks showed to a better advantage, but
Bennett had It on him when it came to
long-range work. Bennett is a dainty
boxer, and shifty on his feet, bu without
much of a punch.
De France Throws Miller.
Alex De France had no trouble In defeat
ing Dave Miller In the wrestling match. De
France won the first fall m Jig time. He
secured a one-arm strangle on Davis and
the Seattle man, not .knowing how to
break the hold, gave up quickly- The sec
ond bout lasted longer, but it was clear
from the start that De France had Miller
at his mercy, and on the second ,f all won
the match with ease. In the wrestlers'
preliminary match for the club champion
ship. K. Montague won from Dr.'Tuttle
In two straight falls. Bud Smith, of Van
couver, was Teferee.
The second ring battle was between H.
Nicker and Paul Belt. Nicker won In the
llfth round, with a knock-out. In the
third battle, O. Draga won from J. Doug
las op a foul. Douglas failed to follow
the conditions, that of not hitting in the
clinches, nd after twice forgetting the
Instructions was disqualified by Referee
Both the boxing and the wrestling show
that the Multnomah Club has among its
members some very clever amateur ma
terial. Boxing Instructor J. F. Rennlck.
in the short time he has been teaching the
boys to box, has made a wonderful de
velopment and will, if he keeps on. have
a string of amateur boxers that will be
hard to beat.
FOOTBALL CLUB ORGANIZED.
Devotees of the Association Game
Getting Ready for the Sport.
After a lapse of two years, during: which
time there has been "nuthln doln" the
Portland Association Football Club was
organised at a meeting: held last nlg-ht in
the Chamber of Commerce building:, when
these officers were elected for the en
suing: season: Honorary president. George
J. Cameron: vice-president, John Dickson;
Secretary. Colin V. Dylnent: treasurer, G.
Kennerly; captain. R. A. Stewart; execu
tive committee. C. A. Stewart, J. G. Kll
peck and Alexander C. Rae. The open
ing: game will be played Saturday after
noon at 3 o'clock on grounds to be after
ward selected on the East Side, between
elevens of the Portlands and sailors from
the British ships now In the harbor.
Knough Portlands will play on the sailor
eleven to make the latter a strong- one.
Games may be arranged with Ilwaco at
llwaco, "Wash., May 30, and In this city
at the athletic grounds of the I-ewis and
Clark Exposition. July 1. Games are also
discussed with South Bend and Tacoma
clubs during the early Exposition period,
but the season will finish at the end of
June and begin again in September.
Many members of the Portland club are
also members of the Portland Lacrosse
Club, and the lacrosse and association
football players will mutually assist each
other in playing these two forms of out
door sport. It is calculated tnat there
are about 150 association football players
in this city and vicinity, and all who wish
to Join the Portland Association Club are
asked to communicate with the secretary.
Colin V. Dyment, room 800, Oregonian
ALMOST LOSES INDOOR GAME
Company H Has Hard Work to Pre
vent Company E From Winning.
A badly crippled team, with three new
men In the fleld and' only three of the
players in their regular positions, very
licarly let Company E win a game of In
door baseball from Company II last night
at the Armory. It was only luck and
Dobie's batting that allowed H to hold
up its reputation last night, Austin. In
the box for H, failed to play his accus
tomed game as far as pitching is con
corned. Company E played a good home and
flayed hard. Henderson. Es new pitcher,
lroved to be a comer In the Indoor game.
lp to the sixth inning It was anybody's
game, but In the last three Innings H
braced up and won out by a score of
10 to 7. Score by Innings:
Company H 11211013 10
Company E 0 12013000 7
Batteries H, Austin and Doble; E, Hen
derson and Fisher.
VmpireB Thing and Jameson.
At the present time Battery A and
companies B and H are tied tor the
championship, each having won four
games and each having two games to
Next Saturday the tie between there
three teime will be broken, when the
Battery and B tntet oa the diamond. This
gam yr rliw to fee a. xt tut tmt'V-c
one, for the two teams are evenly
matched and each is Tent on defeating
COULD NOT HIT GARVIN.
Marfager McCredie's Team Again De
feats Bakersf ield.
BAKERS FIELD, CaL, March. S. (Spe
cial.) The score today was 16 to 2 in
favor of Portland. Bakersfield worked
savagely, being full of encouragement
after their great showing last Sunday,
but they could not begin to hit Garvin
or the other pitchers. Coe is being played
behind the bat & great deal.
There was quite a collision near the
right field fence today. Bert Jones and
Van. Buren both went for a high fly and
cams together. Van dashed Into Jones
and knocked him flat. He arose quickly,
but complained of badly bruised ribs. Van
Buren received some slight damage on the
left side and lost his wind for a few sec
onds. Jones retired, but Van Buren con
tinued playing. He made five runs.
Swindells and McLean arrived late last
evening. Pitchers Glllpatrick and Cates
sent McCredie a dispatch from Sacra
mento 'to the effect that they were en
route on the Owl. Road-running will be
Indulged in tomorrow. McCredie has
CARTOONIST MURPHY WATCHES AMATEUR CONTESTS AT
INQUIRED MR. NICKtj
heard that Jack Doyle h.as started for
Efforts to Settle War Feud.
SPOKANE. "Wash., March 8. (Spe
cial.) All efforts to settle the baseball
war between the Pacific National
League and the Northwestern League
have failed. D. E. Dug-dale, of Seattle,
and John McCloskey, who is W. H.
Lucas right-hand bower In the North
western League, arrived In Spokane to
day. The question of. Spokane deserting
the Pacific National League and going
over to the Northwestern League was
threshed out. Mr. Williams again re
fused to have anything to do with the
league on the Coast, partly because
W. H. Lucas was identified with the
league and partly because the British
Columbia cities could not play Sunday
Mr. Lucas and Mr. McCloskey have
made overtures to the Spokane Trac
tion Company to erect a ball park. No
definite arrangements have been made
as to the park, and the Traction Com
pany and Mr. McCloskey are awaiting
the arrival of Mr. Lucas to make final
arrangements. No definite promises
have yet been made to the Northwest
ern League that the park will be built.
Baseball Player Breaks Ankle.
Dudley Clarke, residing at 255 Four
teenth street, and a student of the Port
land Academy, sustained a broken ankle
while practicing baseball Tuesday. Clarke
la a member of the Academy first team,
playing the position of first base, and
when he received his Injury was prac
ticing on the Multnomah Field. Clarke Is
only 17 years of age, but has made a rec
ord in the athletic field. He was a promi
nent member of last year's Academy foot
ball team and also played first base for
the Company H Indoor baseball team.
League Meeting in Spokane.
SALT LAKE, Utah. March S. President
W. D. t Rishel, of the Pacific National
League, today Issued a call for a meeting
of the league to be held In Spokane on
Wednesday, March 15. It is expected that
final arrangements will be made at this
meeting for the coming baseball season.
A. L. Craig, general passenger agent
of the O. R. & N., who has been visit
ing the Tab it lan Islands, for the past
month, will return to Portland on Sat
urday next, accompanied by Mrs.
Craig, who has been with Mr. Craig on
C. M. Levy, assistant to the president
of toe Northern Pacific at Tacoma, was
In the city yesterday visiting the local
offices of the Northern Pacific line. Mr.
Levy Is returning from a trip to Cali
fornia points and left last night for his
home at Tacoma.
NEW YORK. March S.-4Special.)
Northwestern people registered at New
York hotels today as follows:
From Portland J. F. Cord ray and wife,
at the Hotel Astor; P. J. Jennings, at the
From Seattle J. A. Hughe.1?, at. the
Herald Square; J. H. McGraw. at the Im
perial. Balloon Mail Slow but Sure.
NEW YORK. March S. A message
asking for assistance, which was sent
from Franx Josef Land by balloon by
Evelyn B. Baldwin, the Arctic explorer.
Just prior to his return from the Arctic
regions In the Summer of 1902, has Just
been received by Mrs. Baldwin from the
American Consul-General at Christlanla,
Norway. It was picked up In January
by a fisherman at Tanafjprd, Norway, on
the east side of North Cape, and was
forwarded by him to the American Con-sul-GeneraL
Several similar messages,
some of them picked up off the coast of
Iceland, reached the United States within
11 months of their date of dispatch.
Coal Miners Smashed to Pieces.
WHEELING, W. Va.. March S. By the
breaking of a cable In the Shrewsbury
coal mine, near Charles town, today, foar
miners were killed and 10 others seriously
hurt. Four of the Injured will die- The
men were precipitated to the base of the
mountain, 1W0 feet. Several wr fright
S ' " ' D
GALLS UPON POLICE
Captain of Barkentine T. P.
Emigh Fears Trouble.
PICKETS FOR LONGSHOREMEN
Row'Between Two Unions Over Cargo
Loading-Threatens to Culminate
in Clash at Portia'nd Lum
ber Company's Dock.
The trouble between the Sailors
Union and the longshoremen, which
has been brewing for a long time,
reached the point yesterday where the
police were called upon. The scene of
the threatened disturbance was at the
Portland Lumber Company's mill where
the barkentine T. P. Emigh Is loading
As is customary with this class of
vessels, the work of putting on cargo
Is performed by the members of toe
crew. The Longshoremen's Union
claims that the work properly belongs
to them. This has been the bone of con
tention between tne two organizations
and efforts have been made repeatedly
to reach a settlement, but without
avail. There was no open rupture be
tween the two unions yesterday, but
the longshoremen were said to have
placed pickets on the scene, and this
led Captain Ipsen, of the barkenilne, to
appeal for police protection. In his view
of the matter the trouble was likely to
come to a head today. The captain made
his application .to Chief Hunt last
evening and the Chief promised to send
Captain Bailey and a detail of officers
to the dock this morning. With this
guard the sailors will be able to com
plete the 'essel's cargo without Inter
ference, even If such were Intended by'
the longshoremen, wnlcb they emphat
The barkentine Koko Head, which
will be floated from the drydock this
morning, will also load lumber for the
Orient, and It is thought along the
waterfront that trouble may likewise
crop out over the loading of her.
FLOUR AND MACHINERY.
Bulk of the Cargo on the China
All the cargo for- the Portland &.
Asiatic liner Numantia will be stowed
away this evening and at daybreak to
morrow morning the steamer will leave
down the river bound for Hongkong
and way ports. The total value of the
steamer's freight amounts to $337,769
and like the cargoes lately sent out by
this line Is composed principally of
flour and machinery.
The flour shipments aggregate 37,300
barrels and are destined for the usual
Oriental ports. Tho remainder of the
cargo consists of 529 packages and ISO
cases of machinery, 32,649 bushels of
barley. 4S5 boxes of tlnplate, 225 crates
of bicycles, 296 bags of dried salt sal
mon, 1250 kegs of nails, 100 bundles of
sole leather. 75 packages of boiler
plate. 12 cases of canned goods, 5 crates
of smoked meats and 30 cases of
ELLERIC IN PORT.
Steamer Begins Loading Barley
Cargo for Japan.
The British steamer Ellerlc arrived
up early yesterday morning and began
loading barley at Oceanic dock for
Japan. The officers report an unevent
ful passage across the Pacific from
MoJI. When off the Japanese Coast they
spoke the big Great Northern liner
Minnesota and in midocean sighted the
Portland & Asiatic steamer NIcomedia.
The men on the Ellerlc believe the
steamer's cargo Is destined ultimately
for Port Arthur and say that most of
the tramp steamers loading or chart
ered to load on this Coast will take
their supplies to the newly-acquIreJ
Japanese possession. According to their
statements. It Is the intention of the
Japanese government to stock up Port
Arthur with provisions enough to last
a force of 100,000 men for three years,
evidently in the fear that the Russians
may again try to capture the place.
Cascade Runs Ashore.
SAN FRANCISCO. March S. The
Merchants' Exchange has received word
that the steam schooner Cascade, from
San Pedro to this city, ran ashore last
night at Port Dunne. The extent of
the damage to the vessel is not known.
A tug has been sent to her assistance.
The British steamer Rax Elba sailed
from Seattle at S o'clock yesterday
morning for this port and is due here
The steamer 8t. Paul left San Fran.
eUce yMttrdajr Been on bar first trip
k -O ASWfcY tJ ft . ASf
to Portland. She Is due here Friday
evening- and will sail back Sunday
The British ship Oweenee left down
yesterday morning bound for Port
Natal with 2.111,000 feet of lumber,
valued at $20,000.
Domestic arid Foreign Ports. .
ASTORIA. March 8. Sailed last nlsht
Sieatatr Roanoke, for Port Lea Angeles and
ccaat porta. ArrtTed down at 2:20 A. It. and
nUfed at 1 P. M. Steamer Columbia, for an
Fraaclaco. Arrived down it 4 F. SI. and sailed
at 6 P. M. Steamer Alliance. Arrived at 8
A. M. Steamers Harrison, from Alsea. and
Gerald C, from Nehalem." Condition of the
bar at 3 P- M., smooth; wind east; weathr
San Francisco, March 8. Sailed at 12:30 P.
M. Steamer. St. Paul, for Portland. Arrived
Schooners Mabel Gale and John F. Miller, from
Portland. Sailed at 4 P. M. Steamer Kedondo.
for Portland and coast ports. Arrived laot
ntjht Steamer Aberdeen, from Portland. Ar
rivedBritish bark Doris, from Xewcattlc.
England; steamer Konrsod, from Seattle;
fcbooner Eric, from Belltngfeara; schooner Lily,
from TJmpqua. Sailed Steamer Siberia, for
Honr Kanjr: bark Reaper, fcr Port Gamble.
Lima, March 8. Sailed Italian crciser Um
bria. from Payta, for San Francisco .
Karatsu. March 7. Salted Indrapnra, for
Tokchama. March 8. Arrived previously
THE MULTNOMAH CLUB
Kmperor of China, from Vancouver: Korea.
from San Francisco, via Honolulu; Ehlnana
Mara, from Seattle, via Victoria, for Honr
Hons Konff, March S. Sailed Empress of
Japan, for Vancouver, B. C, via Shanghai,
NacasaU and Tokoharoa.
London. March 8. Sailed TJarda. from Ham.
burg, for San Francisco, via South American
JOCKEY BONNER DISAPPEARS.
Rather Than Sign Contract He Runs
SAN FRANCISCO, March S. In the fast
time of one minute fiat, Glendennlng tip
toed his field In the first race at Emery
vllle today. He was a favorite at 3 to 5
and won pulled up. Three favorites and
three well-played second choices won
Weather clear, track fast. Jockey Bon
ner, the colored rider, who was supposed
to pilot the horses of Walter Jennings
for the next two years,, has disappeared.
It was rumored at the track today that he
haa been advised to decline to sign a
contract with Walter Jennings and bad
decided that going away was the best way
out oi tne dilemma, lie was at the
stables last night, but was not on hand
this afternoon to fulfill his engagements.
Five furlongs Glendennlnr won. Pickaway
second, lied an third; time. 1:00.
Four furjons! lsabeau won, Avonalki aecond.
Apni-B rrwe third; time. 0:4&5L
Futurity course My Order won, . Edrodun sec
ond, Meada third; time, lJO;.
Mile and 100 yards Scherzo won. Andrew
Maclc second. Estoertn third; time. 1:45;.
Seven furlongs Hugh McGowan won. Bab
econd. Serenity third: time. l-JSGZ.
One mile Meisterslnser won. Tannhauier sec
ond, Silurian third; tune, 1:42H.'
Only One Favorite Wins.
LOS ANGELES. Cal., March S. John
A. Scott at 3 to 1 won by a nose from the
favorite. Lord of the Heath. In the "third
race at Ascot today. Lustig was the only
successful favorite. Weather clear, track
Six furlones TClnifreda won, Mida Powell
second, Hindoo Princess third; tune. 1:15$;.
Mile and 70 yards Lustls won. Gentle Harry
second. Ripper third; time. 1:47.
Six furlonss John A. Scott won. Lord of the
Heath second. Bailey third; tune. 1:14;. .
Mile and a elxteenth. handicap Clncinnatus
won. Fbncaata second. Sheriff Bell third; time.
Six. furlonsa Cloverton won, Cerro Santa sec
ond. MeUaltatla third; time. 1:143;.
One mile Panlque won. Dod Anderson.second.
Tryon tniro; time. !:.
New Orleans Results.
NEW ORLEANS, March E. Crescent
One mile Fruit won. Clover Hampton second.
Mon Amour turn; tune, i: -5.
Mile and 70 yards AlUnda won. Lady Free
Knight second, Goldaga third; time, 1:47.
Mile and a quarter Blue Mint won. Mint
Bed second, Calthnets third; time.
Premier stake?. Are furloncs Leonard Joe
Hayman won. Jim McGlnnls second. Salnada
third; lime. 1:02.
Special, one mile Rapid Water won, Phil
Finch second. Right Boj-al third; time. 1:33 4-5.
Six and a half furlongs Bountiful won. Ha.
drian second. Clique third; time. 1 :14 3-3.
Mile and 70 yards Blennen Worth won. Ex
clamation second. Male Hanlon third; time,
Racing at Hot Springs. '
HOT SPRINGS. Ark.. March 8. Oak
Three and a half furionr MaglnU. won,
Avtston second. Jack's Queen third; tune. d!44.
Six and a half furloncs Canxjoharie won.
Inflammable second, Loone third; tune, 13 2-5.
Mile and a sixteenth Gus Heldorn won, Tos-
caa second, Allan third; time. 1:50 3-5.
Six furloncs Black Art won. Shady Lad sec
ond, wild Irishman third; time. 1:10-3-5,
Four furioacs YTea won. Dr. Hellsworth sec
ond. Peter the Great third; time, 0:30 2-5.
Goes Suth to Talk Athletics.
SEATTLE, Wash., March 8. Robert H.
Evans, manager of athletics at the Uni
versify of Washington,. leaves tomorrow
morning for San Francisco, where he will
arrange schedules for the University of
Washington this Spring and next Fall.
He will confer with the athletic man
as era of Stanford and California and
seek to establish intercollegiate relations
wtaerevee waialExtw caa ester a t
FOUGHT ON MONITOR
Captain W. W. Goodrich One
of the Survivors.
REUNION AT FAIR IS PLANNED
Captains Creager and Hemphill Will
Come to Portland This Summer
Today Is Forty-Third Anni
versary of Naval Battle.
Captain W. W. Goodrich, of the firm of
Goodrich &. Goodrich, architects, of Port
land, Is one of the three survivors of
the gallant crew of 37 men that fought on
tho Monitor In Its great naval battle with
the Merrlmac. The others are Captain
Creager, now sailing the Proteus Out of
New York, and Captain Hemphill, now In
command of tho Xearsarge. These two
men have arranged to attend the Lewi3
and Clark Exposition this Summer and
Captain Goodrich is awaiting their visit
with a great deal of anticipation. They
will hold a small, but nevertheless oneof
tho most .eventful and Interesting, re
unions ever held as a result of the
"Forty-threo years ago tomorrow," said
Captain Goodrich yesterday afternoon, "I
was aboard the Monitor In the famous
engagement with the Merrlmac I still
carry with me marks of that famous
fight," continued Mr. Goodrich, holding
out his right hand, which was slightly
disfigured from bones being broken. "The
drum of my right ear was also ruined by
the terrible concussions of the two 11-inch
smooth-bores carried by, tho Monitor.
as everyooay Knows, went on .air.
Goodrich, "John Ericsson was the de
signer of the Monitor. The money for
the building of the ship was furnished by
Charles H. Bushnell and as I was em
ployed by them as a marine architect, I
laid the Monitor down and superintended
her construction. At the time of the en
gagement of the two ironclads, the Moni
tor belonged to Ericsson and Bushnell.
although It was afterwards purchased by
Ridiculed by the Populace.
"From the very first the vessel was ridi
culed by the populace and even the Gov
ernment experts. The vessel wa3 built
with the understanding that if it proved
sdescessful it would be purchased by the
Government. President Lincoln gave
Ericsson and Bushnell his word to this
effect. The boat was launched in,' New
York amid hisses and sneers. Everyone
believed It would sink when launched and
were greatly surprised when It righted.
"The vessel was manned by Lieuten
ant Worden and 38 men of the United
States Navy. I went along with the ves
sel as a representative of Ericsson and
Bushnell, but was given an appoint
ment as acting ensign. When we left
New York harbor there were three dead
negroes hanging to a lamp post. The
mob assembled, composed of sympathizer
of the South, threw rotten eggs and jeered
at us. Several men even went so far as
to try to tear down one of the dead
negroes and throw him upon the boat.
We left, however, before they could get
the noose from off the negro s neck.
"After we left the capes .of the Dela
ware we encountered a West Indian hur
rlcane. Three times our fires were put
out by waves pouring over the smoke
stack. Several times one of the men and
myself were obliged to go out on the
deck and hold a mattress over the stack
so that they could get up steam In the
"We arrived In Chesapeake Bay March
9, after four days of the hurricane. ve
got there early in the morning. As we
were crossing the harbor we saw the old
frigate Congress blow up. That was our
first intimation that the Merrlmac had
gotten in her work. We dropped our
anchor and reported to the commanding
officers of the Minnesota. The sailors on
that ship made great fun of the Monitor.
calling her the 'cheese box. At about
six bells that morning we were ordered
out, as the Merrlmac was seen coming
down the Elizabeth. River. We circled
around and around our giant antagonist
and at 8 bells the first shot was fired. The
great battle between ironclads was on.
This fight made the navies of the world
obsolete and useless.
Terrific Naval Duel.
"Our shots would strike the Merrimac's
sides rather high. Several of the Con
federate creW afterwards told me that
each shot made kindling wood of the
backing under the Merrimac's plating.
The Impact from the 8-jch. gun rifles of
the Merrlmac on the Monitor's turret
was awful, and tho concussion of our
11-Inch, smooth-bores was Indescribable
Seven or eight of our crew were ren
"I remember one man who was backed
up against the inside wall of the turret
when the Impact of a solid shot threw
him over both guns and down the ammu
nition hatch to the lower deck. The
Merrlmac rammed us several times, ex
pecting us to turn bottom up. but the
Monitor always remained righted or else
I would not be here to tell this story. At
times the ships wero so close to each
other that we could hear the men on the
Merrlmac swearing. One time one of our
11-lnch shells struck the muzzle- of one
of the 8-lnch rifles on the Merrlmac The
force of the shot was so great that It
forced the rifle of the Merrlmac clear
across her deck against tho other side.
It killed six men and wounded a number
"Once we were abeam and our guns
less than four feet from muzzle to muz
zle. So terrific was the duel that it
sounded like a continuous roar of a line
of battleships. The fight, which began at
S bells or S o'clock Sunday morning, lasted
until 11:30 of tha same morning. At 11:45
(ho Merrlmac was In full retreat as she
was leaking In a number of places, while
the Monitor was practically uninjured.
Several weeks after this memorable sea
fight the crew of the Merrlmac blew her
up, as Norfolk had been taken and the
Ironclad had no base of supplies.
Lincoln Gives Hearty Thanks.
"Immediately after the fight I accom
panled Lieutenant Worden to Washing
ton to see the President. The Lieutenant
had lost one eye and the other eye was in
a dangerous condition. From the depot at
Washington we were hauled In a car
riage by a mob of people almost to the
White House. The horses had been un
hitched. When we met President Lincoln
he first walked over to the Lieutenant,
put his arms about him and thanked him,
He then walked over to where I was
standing and embraced me with, these
words: 'I thank you, too, Goodrich, and
all the brave boys of tha Monitor. If
you had lost that .fight, the jig would
have been up. We afterwards dined with
the President, who carved Lieutenant
Word en's meat, as the latter, unable to
see, was almost helpless."
AMATEUR LEAGUE IS FORMED
Baseball Enthusiasts Plan Schedule
for Season's Game.
It may bo a little early for baseball, but
the weather has got Into the bones of the
Portland' boys and they formed an asso
ciation last night, with two teams, the
East and the West Sides, to play a series
of seven games. Ed Rankin was elected
manager of the East Sides and Ed Jacobs
of the West Sides. Jacobs was also made
president of the association.
The first same la to be played sext Sua-
USEFUL IN ANY ROOM ARE
BISSELL'S CARPET SWEEPERS
This is the time of the year when the house needs
constant cleaning. Floor-sweeping is a "light labor" if
you have a Blssell Sweeper. It has a place in every
room in the house the dining-room because it catches
every crumb, the bedroom because it goes under the beds,
the sewing-room because it gathers every thread, the
drawing-room because it makes no dust, and the sickroom
because it is noiseless. Better have one.
NO DIRT NO DUST NO NOISE
l YOUR CRKHTj
day, and, weather permitting, the sched
ule will continue without interruption.
The enterprise proving successful, a new
schedule will be arranged and games, will
be played at the ball park on Sundays
when the professionals are not here.
The names of the players already draft
ed Into the teams are familiar to spec
tators of amateur and semi-professional
baseball games. The following men have
been mentioned as some of the players:
KIrby Drennen. Claude Schmeer, Joe Fay,
Harvey Newell, Aleck Oliver. Billy Pat
terson, Hugo Sibley, Bill Haines and
CANNOT JOIN TEE CHAMBER
Board of Trade Decides It Is Best to
Go It Alone.
The Portland Board of Trade has
made up It a, mind that there is no hope
for consolidation with the Portland
Chamber of Commerce on the lines pre
sented by it to the latter organization,
and haa therefore discharged the com
mittee of conference and appointed
another to draft a constitution and by
laws to govern the enlarged body which
is now to be created.
The board held its regular monthly
meeting last night at the new office at
113 Second street, at which there was
a large attendance.
Wallis Nash, chairman of the special
committee appointed to confer with the
Chamber of Commerce' In regard to con
soUdation, reported that In the opinion
of the committee there was no hope of
the Chamber making so radical a
change in Its organization as to become
a body of popular government, and it
was therefore the consensus of .opinion
of both committees that further consid
eration of the Question was of no use.
The committee was discharged from
Upon motion President Allen waa
given the power to appoint a commit
tee to draft a constitution and by-laws
for a larger and broader organization
than the present board now is, which
work should be done at once. As soon
as tiie committee makes its report a
campaign of enlargement will be un
dertaken by the Board of Trade, with
the Intention of making it the largest,
organization of business men In the
The following new members were
elected by the board: The W. R. Insley
Company, W. C. Noon Bag" Company
and Dunham Printing' Company.
HAS ITS EYES 0B" PORTLAND
United Cigar Company May Open
and Operate Stores In This City.
The United Cigar Company has turned
Its eyes- toward Portland and would like
to make this one of the cities in which
it maintains stores and headquarters.
A month ago representatives of the com
pany were in the city looking over the
field; yesterday again. It Is said, other
men Interested in the big corporation vis
ited Portland and made an Investigation
of the conditions here. What they did
no one knows, but that there Is a move
ment on foot to found a store, or stores.
1 nthis city no one doubts.
Since the first visit of the trust rep
resentatives it has been rumored that
B. B. Rich had entered into negotiations
by which he was to sell his chain of
stores to the United Company's repre
sentatives for a magnificent sum. Again
yesterday the rumor broke out, this time
It being positively stated that Mr. Rich
had sold his properties to the trust
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agents. All of this, however, is denied
by the cigar merchant, who disclaims
having seen any of the cigar company's
men while they were In the city.
"I don't know who started the rumor
that I have sold or intend to sell." said
Mr. Rich yesterday afternoon, "I know
that the United Cigar Company has had
men in Portland looking over the situ
ation, and it is equally sure that the
company wishes to come into Portland,
but I have had no dealings with Its
representatives in any way. I have heard
that they have been la the city, but I have
not met any of them."
"I do not think It Is the habit of the
United Cigar Company to attempt to
buy a business such as mine," continued
,Mr. Rich, "for Its managers know that
I would want too much for what I own.
It Is not necessary for them to pay such
a bonus, for there is no need of their
buying a business out. They can establish,
themselves where they will. I think that
the company will come to Portland."
UNABLE TO BUY CONCESSION
Inventor of "Seeing by Telephon"
Cannot Meet Exposition's Demand.
m J. B. Fowler, the Inventor of the seeing
phone, has named his invention tho "tele
vue." and is now exhibiting it at 331 An
In the past few weeks Mr. Fowler haa
added Improvements to the invention un
til it is much more perfect in construction
and effect than formerly, it now being
possible to see not only the person in the
other booth but a large part of the In
terior of the booth a3 well.
Not having been able to meet the de
mands of the Lewis and Clark people,
who wanted too great a sum for the con
cession at the Exposition, Mr. Fowler
will take his invention to San Francisco.
Chicago and New York for exhibition
purposes. He expects to leave here about
the latter part of the month for either,
San Francisco or Chicago.
WILL ERECT NEW BUILDING
Three-Story Structure to Be Built at
Twenty-Third and Washington.
With a view to erecting a three-story
brick business block, Lewis G. Clarke,
of the firm of Woodard, Clarke & Co.,
yesterday purchased from David S.
Stearns two lots on the northeast cor
ner of Twenty-third and Washington
The plans for the building are now
being drawn up and as soon as they
have been completed work will begin.
The building will be ICO feet square with
three stories and a large basement. The
upper rooms of the structure 'will ba
used as a rooming-house but the lower
rooms will be rented as stores.
Leaps From Sixth-Story Window.
CEDAR RAPIDS, la., March S. One
man killed was the only fatality in the
$1,600,000 fire in this city last night in
the American Cereal plant. John Safe
ly, the night watchman, had gone to the
sixth story of the Hull House to examine
the condition of the store when an explo
sion occurred. Safely was either thrown
out of the building or else jumped to
the ground. He was crushed beyond
recognition. The fire waa stili burning
early today and eating its way through,
the new mill, part of which had already
been destroyed. The entire loss will
reach 51,500,000. The official list of in
surance as prepared amounts to $300,000.
The fire departments from neighboring
points assisted In fighting the flames.
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