JL4 ..THE MOKJKLN& OREGQNIAN, SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 1905. Is Still Young. Despite His Eighty-Six Years THERE Is an elderly man, looking possibly 60 years old; living just across the way .from Mayor "Wil liams, on Eighteenth street. It la Lieutenant-Colonel Theodore J. Eckerson, who entered the United States Army 67 years ago. Prom that it would appear that ie could count more than the &2 Autumns that the Mayor lias seen. In fact fee Is 86. This young old -man has lived retired in Portland for a long time. When lie was placed on the retired list tie came to Portland because the best portion of his life had been identified with Oregon, the case with many another well-known Army officer. -He came and lived her because it had come to be his country, though be had served in all portions of the continent and those who nave been fortunate enough to know him, and, his wife have heard many tales of the time when this was the frontier. Colonel Eckcrson has lived very quietly, like all men who "Save suffered hardship in youth and known stirring times. The petty activities have had no attraction for him. Ho has not been prone to look upon his own eventful ca--reer as anything out of tne usual, and -has taken it all in the line of duty. But he has a biographer. Lieutenant 'Colonel J. A. Watrous, also retired, has '.been tattling of tho doings of his com patriot, and there has appeared in an Eastern paper a full account of the life of Colonel Eckerson. "I do not know where Colonel "Wat roufl may have secured his information regarding my career," said the old sol Uler when shown the article, "but he has it correct." The story as told by Colonel "Watroua follows: Colonel Eckerson was a printer, but from early boyhood had desired to be come an American soldier. That ex plains why he ran away and enlisted in th Third United States Infantry December 20, 1838. He 1b now 86 years old and has been in the Army 67 years. After serving five years he re-enllst-ed in the same regiment, and then en listed in the First United States Artil lery, with which he served until 1853, when, by good fortune, he was promot ed to military storekeeper. He served as a private through the Seminole and Mexican Wars. For a time he waa clerk at brigade headquarters in Mexico and had opportunities to meet many of the officers. Among them were Lieutenant U. S. Grant, of the Fourth infantry. From the Mexican War to his death General Grant was a stanch friend of Soldier Eckerson. At the battle of Churubusoo Private Eckerson was one of six, including Cap tain Smith, of the Third Infantry, to volunteer to scale the walls and enter the Mexican fort. For this service he was given a certificate by the Secretary of War. That was before medals were issued. Sergeant Eckerson met Captain Grant at Vancouver Barracks in the early '60s, soon after the Captain was assigned to that station. Other officers at barracks in those days were Second Lieutenant Philip H. Sheridan, Captain Ruins In-g-alls and Captain McFeeley, all of whom afterwards won high rank. Through the efforts of Captain Grant these officers became interested In Sergeant Eckerson, and joined in a successful request that he be appointed military storekeeper. That placed him In charge of the arsenal at Vancouver. In one of the Indian wars Military Storekeeper Eckerson was a greater man than the Brigadier-Generaral com manding the department. The com manding officer was at San Francicco, nearly 800 miles away. In 1855 the Governors of Oregon and Washington called upon the military storekeeper for arms and ammunition. The Indians had been committing nu merous depredations, had killed many settlers, burned houses and stolen stock. A general uprising of settlers resulted. The settlers were anxious to punish the savages, but they were without arms and ammunition. Hence tne call of the Governors for guns, powder and lead. Eckerson submitted the request to General John E. Wood, commander of the Army on the Pacific Coast. General Wood promptly returned answer that the request must riot be granted, saying there was no authority for it By this time the Indians were re doubling their efforts and scores of innocent women and children were be ing slaughtered. The Governors re newed their demand for arms. The storekeeper had heretofore always obeyed orders. Should he disobey now? He was close enough to the scene of action to -crltness the smoke of the burning himes. Early on morning he asked himself: "What aro these guns for, and why is this ammunition here? I will Issue all they ask for. If it costs my commis sion." The guns were issued, 3000 of them, w ith the necessary ammunition. Good uru wns made of them. The savages were severely punished by the settlers. Captain Eckerson promptly reported his action to the Secretary of War, at that time Jefferson Davis. Mr. Davis approved the action of Eckerson and directed him to accept the receipts of the Governors of Oregon and Washing ton for the arms and ammunition, and to 'drop them in his next report. The re ceipts of the two Governors are now in the possession of the Oregon His torical Society and highly prized. While a Sergeant, Eckerson was di rected to take six men across the Co lumbia River from Vancouver, in a yawl, and arrest an Indian chief, who had murdered some woodcutters, a short distance up the Columbia. The camp was safely reached and an effort made to arrest the chief, but he stoutly resisted. A halfbreed told the Indians they had hetter submit: If they did not, a large force would be sent over and likely kill him, whereupon the chief was given up. When they were in the middle of the stream, on the way back, the water fairly boiling, the Indian sat upright, placed a hand on either side of the yawl and began to rock it. It was In xlanger of overturning. That was his aim. Eckerson struck the chief a stun ning blow on the head thus saving the .lives or the party. The Indian was delivered and placed under a heavy guard, but was not tried. He attempted to escape. The guard planted a bullet In his brain and he was "a good Indian." A halfbreed rode Into Vancouver Barracks "and reported that the soldiers at the Cascades had been surprised by a band of Indians and taken refuge in the blockhouse. Second Lieutenant Philip H. Sheridan, later General, vol unteered to go to the rescue. Taking 20 or 30 men. he loaded a supply qf ammunition and provision on the schooner Mary. Two old howitzers were taken. Sheridan, after sailing as close to the blockhouse as possible, double-sotted the howitzers and fired Into the sav ages, that being their first Intimation of danger. A few shots scattered them and the little force commanded by Ser geant McGrath was overjoyed. While General Grant was at City Point, early In 186a. he recalled his old friends. Eckerson, through an appllca- "t satiaia J.1E U X.K.N ANT-COLOXEC THEODORE J. ECKERSON, KETXSHD. ....... ............, tlon, and asked President Lincoln to commission him Captain and Assistant Quartermaster. Here is General Grant's letter: "Headquarters Armies of the United States. City Point, Va., Feb. 3. 18C5. To the President of the United States: I most heartily approve the application of Theodore J. Eckerson for the ap pointment as Assistant Quartermaster in the Begular Army. He has served for more than 25 years Jn the Army and has maintained high character. He Is efficient and well acquainted with the duties of almost every department of service. I know him personally and can vouch for what I say of him. He will make a most excellent Quarter master to have on the Pacific Coast, where he has been long and favorably known. U. S. Grant, Lieutenant-General." He was appointed and served with great credit, retiring as Major over 20 years ago, receiving a new rank under the act of April 23. 1904. While President. General- Grant ap pointed one of Major Eckerson's sons a Lieutenant in the regulars and sent another son to West Point. There Is an Interesting story con nected with the appointment to West Point. Major Eckerson had been anx ious that his boy should go to the Military Academy. While on leave, he went to Washington. They called upon the President, who said there was no vacancy at that time, but that he would keep the young man in mind. Two or three days alter that the Ma jor and his wife were on the White House grounds when he heard some one call: "Major! O, Major!" Looking back, he saw General Grant. walking towards them. When ho reached them the President said: "Major, I thought you and the young man's mother might be glad to know that I have Just nominated your son to West Point; one of the candidates who had been nominated has failed, thus leaving a vacancy." Lieutenant-Coldnel Eckerson is a member of the society of the Sons of the American Revolution, his grand father having been a soldier in the New Jersey Continentals, and he was STATE SOCIETIES' QUARTERS It Is Planned to Have a Central Meeting Place. The presidents of the several state so cieties In Portland met In the rooms of the Commercial Club yesterday and de cided that permanent headquarters to be used by all the state societies should be engaged. W. M. Cake was elected chair man ol the meeting and presided over a stlning debate as to the merits of state societies, which served to make every president present more enthusiastic re garding the work of the new organiza tions. The societies, through their several pres idents, expressed a wish to "get to gether" and work through united effort. It was universally conceded that It would be better to engage one headquarters for all the societies, a move that will admit of more pretentious headquarters being engaged and at the same time center the Interests of the several groups. No decision was reached beyond a deter mination to engage a headquarters, and a committee of three was appointed by Chairman Cake to look over the town and discover available apartments. A meet ing will be held In the near future, pos sibly In the same place, at which time the committee will report and definite action be taken. New Band at Sllverton. SILVERTON, Or., March 17. (Spe cial.) Sllverton Is to be well supplied with music this season, for in addition to the Marine Band, which has done such good service for a number of years, a new band has been organized by the young men between tho ages of 15 and 20 years, to be known as the Crescent Band. They have secured Gustave Oppllnger for Instructor. Last evening a St. Patrick's hall was given in the opera-house under the auspices of the band, the music being furnished by Steolhammer's Orchestra. The mem bers of the band are: Robert Mount, Oscar Bentson, H. S. Plllsbury, Arthur Steelhammer, C B. Bentson, Frank Wray, Cal Schlador. Willie Steelhammer. Albert Durant, Al bert Desart, J. K- Kaser, George Steel hammer. Milblrd Wray. Albert Lichty, Lloyd Riches, Joe Ludowltske, Oscar Olsen. Law Students Give a Banquet. The Junior class of the University of Ore gon law school gave a banquet Thursday night in honor of Lieutenant Richard Wctherill. of the Nineteenth Infantry, who Is soon to leave for the Philippines. During his stay In Vancouver Lieutenant Wetherlll has been an attendant at the law school and belonged to tho present Junior class. The affair was given at the Calumet and was largely attended by tne memners or the class. SEE X' ALLEN & WBOmtELL For table linens, napkins, towelB, hemmed sheets and pillow cases, blankets, auilta. curtains and draperies. We are head quarters for the wide-awake cash buyer. recently made an honorary member of the Spanish War Society. He has long been a member of the Loyal Legion and the Grand Army of the Republic. "Fifty-five years ago, when Colonel Eckerson was stationed at Vancouver Barracks, he wrote a poem one day and published it in an old periodical, the Oregon Spectator. Secretary George H. Hlmes, of the Oregon Historical So ciety, dug this np one day a few years ago, and It was thought fitting to place the original In the corner-stone of the monument to Lewis and Clark, which was laid May 21, 1903. The poem fol lows: Oregon. Thro' the mist of coming years From this vale of hopes and fears. There's a future bright appears, Bolueg on; And thy sons, ami 4 their toll. On this far. far distant soil. Shall be proudly seen to smile. ' Oregon J Tho no more a foreign rod Is extended o'er thy sod. But thy hills and vales are trod By the free; Tho the children cf the North In their might have sallied forth. To assert Columbia's worth Gloriously! Tet alas! the parent hand That should nurs so. bright a lasd. Doth but faintly, feebly stand For Its son; While with anxious eyes we look On the homes ve once forsook. Fierce and savage tribes to brook, Oregon I But we laugh despair to scorn! Tho forgotten and forlorn, "We predict the coming mom Thro the gloom; "When thy sons and daughters fair. Sweetly reft of grief and care. Shall a Nation's bounty share. And a home! For the day Is drawing nigh "When a long-negleeted cry Not In vain shall raise on high. "We are Onel" t And thy sons, amid their toll On this fair though distant soli. Shall In sweet contentment smile. Oregon! THEO. J. ECKERSON. RED CROSS HTJBSE IN PORTLAND Mrs. M. Lincoln, Who Oregon Regi ment Remembers, Is Here. Mrs. M. Lincoln, the Methodist deacon ess who represents the Red Cross Society at the Presidio, San Francisco, is spend ing a few weeks' vacation in Portland, the guest of Mrs. Osmon Royal, &U East Morrison street. Members of the Second Oregon Regi ment who served in the Philippines re member her kindly ministrations, the care she took of them In the hospital, and the letters she wrote for them. For five years Mrs. Lincoln has devoted her entire at tcntion to the welfare of soldiers. Her work at the Presidio Is so highly appre ciated that the officers with their wives and daughters contribute enough from their own purses to enable her to continue her chosen work. It Is expected that she will give an address on her experiences with Army men before returning to San Francisco. BURIED BIS MONEY AND FORGOT Nevada Pauper Dies Leaving Gold Coin In His Cabin. 1 RENO. Nev.. March 17. William Prll- man, E0 years of age, died in the asylum here yesterday, apparently a pauper. At one time he was well to do. He came from Rye Patch, ?ev.. a few days ago, When the old man passed away a message was sent to a friend at Rye Patch, who immediately started a search of Prii man's cabin, and beneath a board found c can containing $1500 in coin. He ar rived here today with the money and ar ranged for the old man's funeral. Prilman. It appears, dreading to die a pauper, buried his money before he lost his mind, and then forgot it. It is prob able that more wealth is hidden about the cabin, and further search will be made. Castro's Suit Is Dismissed. The suit of Louis Castro against the Portland Baseball Company to recover S70 balance alleged due on a contract to play ball for the season of ISO, was dismissed by Judge Sears yesterday on motion of Dan J. Malarkey. attorney. The litigants settled the case. Castro was hired as shortstop and was dismissed be fore the season closed. He obtained other employment and consequently his attor ney agreed to compromise the case. Exile Prom Home. Every year sees thousands of pale and emaciated people leaving their homes for the benefit a change of climate affords them. A large number of these poor sufferers who are thus exiled from home are affected with throat or lung troubles, asthma, bronchitis or consumption, which can invariably be traced back to a severe cold. Xo one would neglect a cold could he foresee such a termination. To go to a warmer climate for one's health Is ex pensive and seldom altogether . satisfac tory. The prompt use of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy will save an this expense and worry. This remedy Is widely known for Its prompt cures of caucus and colds and thousands have testified to the perma nent reuer. uier iislvo received oy its use. or saae oy ut arugguis. ROW ON RiYER FRONT Clash Between Longshoremen and Sailors. GUNPLAY CAUSES AN ARREST Policemen Detailed to Portland Mill Prevent More Serious Disturbance War Regarded as Inevitable Between Two Unions. There was another chapter in the water-front strife yesterday that, in the opinion of shipping people, brings closer the threatened war between the rival unions of sailors and longshoremen. The trouble took place at .the Portland lum ber mill, and led to the arrest of Charles Buck, a Sailors' Union man. The pres ence of police prevented any serious dis turbance. Men belonging to the Sailors' Union were engaged In loading the barkentlne T. P. Kmlgh at the Portland mllL A dozen or more longshoremen were em ployed on other vessels at the same dock. The bitter feeling between the two organi zations had opportunity to crop out with the men thus working side by side, and from taunts they nearly came to blows. The sailors say a longshoreman named Connelly started In to abuse them, pay ing particular attention to Buck. The lat ter, expecting trouble, had armed himself with a revolver, which he drew when the excitement was at its height. He did not use It, however, but sought refuge from the angry longshoremen In a near-by sa loon. A policeman was quickly on his trail, and found Buck in the saloon with his weapon still in his band in readiness for business. The officer at once dis armed him and took him to the station. Several officers remained on the scene during the rest of the day, which proba bly prevented a further outbreak. Gus Johnson, another member of the Sailors' Union, living at the Hotel Rhein pfalz, who has been employed on the Emlgb, complained at the police station last night that he had been assaulted In the evening at Second and Burnslde streets by a longshoreman. He was told to come around In the morning and swear out a warrant against his assailant. Captain Ipsea, the master of the Emigh. complains sorely of the trouble caused him by the conflict between tho two unions. He says he has already lost two days on account of It, and fears his sailing may be further delayed. The cap tain declares that, unless the trouble Is soon settled, he will apply to the Chief of Police for protection for his men. The longshoremen still insist that they have no intention of hampering the load ing of the Emigh or any other vessel that may have a contract with tho Sailors Union. They say they are being unjustly treated, but will do nothing to embarrass the commerce of the port. They lay all the blame for the recent disturbances on the sailors, who, they say,, have con verted their union headquarters into a regular arsenal, with the Intention of car rying things with a high hand. "Go through the second-hand stores In the North End and try to buy a revolver," said one of them yesterday, "and you will not find a single one for sale. The sailors have bought them all up." This tho Sailors' Union people indig nantly deny. They declare that above all they are opposed to violence, but they do not propose to be browbeaten by the longshoremen. "We are infringing on no law," they say. "We are entitled to this work, and when we sign United States articles, we believe we are entitled to protection." DUMFRIESSHIRE IS CHARTERED Big Bark Will Take a Cargo of Lum ber to Melbourne. The British bark Dumfriesshire, after being Idle In port for seven months, se cured a charter yesterday. She was taken by J. J. Moore & Co., of San Francisco, to load lumber here for Melbourne. The brief cablegram that Captain Fernaux re ceived from the owners contained no fur ther particulars. The Dumfriesshire arrived here August 29 last with a cargo of coal from Swansea. The ship Is in the combine and as Its owners held out for the union rate of 27s 6d for grain, they were unable to se cure business, rates of non-union ships declining far below this figure. If the lumber cargo can be secured without de lay. Captain Fernaux expects to be on hlj way to Australia In five or six weeks' time. He thinks his vessel Wll probably take coal at Newcastle and return to this coast for new crop wheat, arriving here about next New Tear's day. The Dumfriesshire will carry a cargo of about 2,250.000 feet of lumber. Her en gagement leaves but three free ships in nort suitable for this kind of business, the Christel, Lonsdale and Pythomene. They have a combined capacity of 4,600,000 feet and will probably be engaged for lumber carrying before the new wheat comes on. LAUNCHING OF ARAGON. Largest Steamer of the Royal Mall Packet Line. BELFAST, March 17. The launching this week at Queen s Island of the Royal Mall Steam Packet Company's new steam er Aragon, built by Messrs. Harland & Wolff, was a notable event. The naming ceremony was performed by Lady Fitx- wllllam. The building of this steamer marks an epoch In the history of the Royal Mall Company, for besides being the finest steamer In the fleet, the Aragon will be the largest steamer engaged in the South African trade. Her dimensions are Length. 627 feet 6 inches; beam, 90 feet. with a gross register of about 10,000 tons. Sne Is designed to carry a large quantity of cargo, but her passenger accommoda tions are her chief feature. By the adoption of Messrs. Harland & Wolffs latest balance quadruple type of engines vibration is greatly reduced. There Is a double set of engines for the twin screw. The Aragon, which is a schooner' rigged vessel, will start on her maiden voyage to South Africa on July 19. The launching took place in the Abercom Basin. In the afternoon Mr. and Mrs. Pirrie entertained a large number of guests at luncheon at Ornlston. LEADS IN WHEAT EXPORTS. Portland's Shipments Last Month Larger Than Any Other Port. February proved a dull month in the line of wheat exports all over the coun try. but this city led all othar ports, ac cording to the bulletin of the Department of Commerce and Labor. The shipments from the district of the Willamette were 110,045 bushels, valued at fl.438. Puget Sound s exports last month amounted to SS22 bushels, worth "32-13, and San Fran Cisco shipped only 117 bushels of- a value of 2121. Shipments of all other points were 3103 bushels, worth J3S31. In flour exports. New York was In the lead with 132,165 barrels; Philadelphia shipped 89,28 Ibarrels; Puget Sound, 62,730 barrels: Superior. Eusbz barrels; Baltimore, 51,375 barrels; Portland. 42,936 barrels, and San Francisco, 23,01 barrels. Profits of Compulsory Pilotage VICTORIA. B. C. March 17. Th Board of Trade, at a general nyeeang. has adopted the report of its special commit tee named for the Investigation of pilot age matters generally, the net finding of which committee was embraced in the fol lowing paragraphs of an extensive report: That there are about 1100 vessels entering the port of Victoria from sea annually; that about 100 per annum are docked by pilots, leaving about 1003 which are docked unaided; that there are five pilots en gaged to do the work; that their average earnings for ten years amounted to about $15,000 per annum (actual earnings for 13 months ending December. 1903, 515,331; ditto, December 31, 1S01, 512.2CS.3T); that this tabulation of facts would show that compulsory pilotage Is unnecessary; that a docking master appears to oe ail tnat Is required. At present all vessels coming to Victoria bring grist to the pilots mill. If they use the pilot they pay full fee; If they do not. they are assessed half pilot age dues. Disabled Bark Sighted. ASTORIA, Or., March 17. Captain An derson, of the schooner Luzon, which ar rived in last evening, reports - that on March 7. while in 29 North, 120.30 West, he sighted a bark with the fore top mast and royal mast carried away. He was not close enough to distinguish her .name, but from his general description she Is be lieved to be the German bark Henriette, due here from Port Los Angeles. He says that there were no signals of distress fly ing, and the vessel appeared to be all right otherwise. Hawaii Reaches Gray's Harbor. ABERDEEN", Wash.. March 17. (3 De dal.) The big steel barkentlne Hawaii came Into port last night and is lying off Hoqulam awaiting examination by the customs officers. The Hawaii Is the first steel sailing vessel to put Into this har bor. She came from Japan and made the good record of 30 days for the trip. She will take away a cargo of 1.200.000 feet of lumber for a Japanese port at the Western Mills and at Bryden t Leltch's. Chinese Crew on Navy Collier. NORFOLK. W. Vs.. March 17. Th United States collier Ajax has arrived at the Norfolk Navy-yard from the Asi atic station, after two years service in the Orient. She has a complete crew. With the eXCeotlon of br TliHnAHn- nf. fleers,, and is the first vessel of the Ameri can navy ever to arrive at this navy yard with a crew of Mongolians. Will Try to Rais the Elder. CaDtain Conwar. sunarintnndnt- -nf th water lines of the O. R. & N. ar rn re tain Turner left last nleht on th Ww. vest Queen for Goble, where they will assist todar In an attemnt to th. George W. Elder, now hanging on a sub merged rocic in the Columbia River near the Oregon shore. Cargo of the, Klose. ASTORIA. March 17. RruxMal rr American schooner CL A. TClnsi ri9iw at the custom house today for San Fran cisco witn a cargo of 505,000 feet of lum ber, loaded at Vancouver, Wash. Marine Notes. The Armv trrtnmnnr RitnM I- San Francisco Sunday. river yesterday morning barley-laden for Work has started at the foot of Oak street on a wharfboat SO feet lone bv 30 feet wide, which will be used as a landlng- piace ior launches. Before acceptance by the .Govern ment the Arago will be given a thor ough test in all respects during the next two weeks. The steamer Asuncion arrived un yester day with 20,000 barrels of crude oil from San Francisco. The Whlttler is due with 10,000 barrels of oil and ten drums of dis tillate. The Government tug Mendell In service at Fort Stevens in connection with the Jetty construction, will bo brought to Portland within a few days zor repairs. This boat was lately completed under contract awarded to the Willamette Iron Works and the results obtained on the builder's trial, trips were en tirely satisfactory. The steamer Nome City shipped yes terday from Inman, Poulsen & Co.s to the Eastern & Western mill to take on 200,000 feet of lumber, and will go back to the upper mill to finish. The schooner Alexander T. Brown, char tered by the Government from the Globe Navigation Company to transport lumber from the Philippines, arrived at Astoria yesterday In tow from Winslow. The gasoline launch Gazelle had a suc cessful trial run In the harbor yesterday. She Is to feet long and has the engine formerly in the Jessie Harkins. She will be used in the harbor during the Fair. The Indrapura, formerly of the Port land & Asiatic line, has been chartered by tne ucciaentai ec uneniai line to load at San Francisco for the Far East. The steamers Adato and Corner! c. both In Ori ental waters, have also been chartered by tbe company. The new coast survey steamer Arago, AT HIGH WATER The Flood Plays Many Pranks. Rev. William Alexander Smith, prom inent as the author of many works on Oriental travel, has written an entertaia lng account of his experience in Kansas during the floods In 1S03. He says: "We lived a full mile from the nearest point of the Saline River, but when the river overflowed It sent a flood clear Into our dooryard and we had to go about In boats, many of our neighbors suffering sad experiences both from loss of life and property. "We wife and myself had an experi ence quite unique and thereby hangs a tale. My wife for years past, and my self as well, had been annoyed, pained and worried so greatly at times by dys peptic trouble as to take much of the joy .of living out of life. "I had seen Postum so liberally spoken of and we suffered so much from coffee that one day, some months ago, I decided to try some Postum for ourselves. We liked Its aroma and taste, so we were satisfied from the start and we quit coffee. "Gradually my digestive organs have grown healthier and stronger, my sick headache left and we both could eat al most what we pleased without discom fort. "But was this a result of the discon tinuance of tea and coffee? "The flood came and found us out ofJ Postum and shut off from all supplies In the village for eight days. But we got hold of some left over tea. and a little coffee and this we used as long as It lasted. This was the only respect In which our meals were different from what we had been using, but a change came over us. My wife thought I had more temper than grace, while I, in my turn, thought well, never mind, only she did not seem .to appear to be the jolly creature she was before flood? days. She said she did not rest well and that made her irritable and on my part I suffered pains In my digestive organs night and day that would have caused the meekest man 'to speak unadvisedly with his lips.' "Well, the clouds cleared away, the vflood abated, dry land appeared and we made ready to visit the grocery store and my wife suggested that we needed more Postum. To tell the rest In a few words, when Postum came back the domestic atmosphere became more genial. In fact about normal. Our troubles and sick feelings disappeared and there can be no doubt they were due to tea and coffee, for they quickly yielded when Postum was X I .V.I. to be used by the United States Engi neers' Department In making sound ings In connection with their harbor Improvement work, will be taken over by the Government officials today for Its two weeks official test. Domestic and Foreign Ports. ASTORIA, ilirch 17. Arrived down at C and sailed at 3:40 A. M. Steamer Alliance, for Coos Bay and Eureka. Arrived down at 6 and sailed at 0:15 A. M. Steamer Redondo. for San Francisco and coast port. Arrived at 7:05 A. M. Schooner Alexander T. Brown, from Wlnaow. Balled at 8 A. M. British steamer Raa Elba, for Tslnxtau, and schooner Beulah. for San Francisco. Arrived down at 10:30 A. 34. Schooners Polaris and C A. Kloae. Sailed at 1:30 p. 2t Schooner C. A. Klose, for Saa Francisco. Left up at 11:40 A. M. Schooner Luzon and gaso!lne ichooner Chetco. Arrived at 1:30 p. M. Schooner Churchill, from San Francisco. Outside at 5 P. 31. A four-masted echooner. Condition of tbe bar at S P. M., smooth; wind southeast; weather cloudy. San Pedro, ilay 17. Arrived Schooner Maho kona, from Portland. Saa Francisco, March 17. Arrived Steamer Senator, from Victoria; schooner Hugh Hosan, from CoQUllta River; barkentlne Argo, from Wlllapa Harbor; brig W. G. Irwin, from Roche Harbor; steamer Signal, from Coos Bay; bark Fresno, from Port Gamble; schooner Fred E. Sander, from Port Gamble; British ship "William- 341tchell. from Antwerp; British ship Kirkcudbrightshire, from Antwerp; barkentlne S. G. Wilder, from Honolulu; bark Amy Turn er, from Hllo. Sailed Steamer Santa Monica, for Gray's Harbor; echooner Winslow, for Van couver. Cleared Steamer Dakotah, for Shang hai; whaling bark Gayhead, whaling; hark Edward May. for Honolulu: et earner Sierra, for Honolulu and Sydney. Sailed German schoon er Neptune, for Jalult. Hoqulam, Wash., March 17. (Special) Ar rived Steamer J. M. Coleman, schooner Orient and barkentlne Newsboy, from San Francisco; barkentlno Hawaii, from Japan, for orders. Sailed Schooners Oliver, Oken and yMo and steamer Homer, for San Francisco. STEIZEES ST0KM A PACT0EY Nonunion Men Escorted Through tho Mob by Girls CHICAGO. March 17. Girl leaders have escorted hundreds of frightened strike-breakers to safety from the big clothing factories in the wholesale dis trict, which were besieged by 400 gar mentworkers. The company adopted this strategy when it was feared the police would be unable to prevent a serious clash between the union and nonunion workers. After It was thought the disturb ances were ended plate-glass windows valued at 9500 In the offices of Lamm : Company were shattered by strikers, who sought revenge for the arrest of three pickets for beating Emll Wlnnes, a nonunion worker and watchman. An hour later bottles and stones were hurled through the windows on the street level, and much damage was caused. The police claim the bottles contained acid Intended to destroy clothing material. Several shots were fired at the fleeing strikers by watch men, but they escaped. COCOA - i ie i!fttfnc-nisrid fram Mil nthr h I it. r.-ii a t ... J, I jiui iuu iuvur( uaiuuiu quality ana j aoeoiuic purity. sw sdsx9B 2 Jfce Lcmeg Receipt Bocl tat FRBE. S ?IinceMeat i I. SJl hr YOUR REGULAR GROCER IN 2 PIE 10c PACKAGES i i It Is Always CLEANLY, DAINTY ECONOMICAL PRACTICAL ! PREMIUM LIST IN PACKAGES 5 No Knife Needed Piles can be cured by infernal treatment. 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