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THE MORNIK OBEGONIAff. SATURDAY, 2IABCH 18, 190p.
New Legislative Apportion-nHo;Madein-1907.
BASED ON THE 1905' CENSUS
Eastern Part of Oregon and Multno
fjmah County WW Probably Be
jky htrNext Assembly.
SALEM. Or., March 17. (Special.) A
legislative apportionment,-based upon
ithe state census of 1SK. must be made by
thejXeitelature of 1507, and for that reason
If behooyes -each county to see that a.
XuU'f enumeration of inhabitants is made
-Jthis.-year.. The .growth pt Eastern Oreton
and of the -Ciry .of Portland in the last
five years is opposed to have been more
rapid than tbe growth of the "Willamette
Galley counties, and -if the state census
e&ould show much pi a. difference, CAuU
pornah County and Eastern Oregon may
profit by securing larger representation
.Article ,4 of the state constitution limits
the number of Senators to SO and of Rep
resentatives to W. and section .of that
The number of Senators and Representatives
hall, st me eeeeion.sext toUowlnj: tn enumer
ation fit ths Jatblteats by the United -Stata.
cr thl state, be fired by law, and apportioned
em one the several counties according to 'the
number of -white population in each. And the
ratio of Senators' and" Seprtsentaiives ball be
determined by dividing tbe -whole number of
white population of such county or district by
m)ch Tecpectlve. ratios; and when a fraction
rtball result" trom such division, -which shall
exceed one-half of such ratio, .such county or
district" ehall be entitled to a member for such
And In case any county shall not have the
requisite population to entitle such county to a
member, then such county ehall be attached to
some adjoining- county for Senatorial or Bep
" JFroni computations made by Labor Com
missioner O, JP .Hoff laBt Bummer, that
official reached the conclusion that some
Of the older settled Valley counties are
not-increasing very rapidly in population.
His .report showing that opinion raised a
storm of criticism from the counties' that
received an unfavorable showing, but
Cojnmlssloner JHoff asserted that his com
putations were made According to plans
approved by the best statisticians, and
he anticipates that the census will bear
out. bis. figures. .
The apportionment into Senatorial -and
Representative districts is sot always
made in strict compliance with the .con
stitution, and therefore some counties et
'"larger representation than their popu
lation entitles them to, while other coun
ties get less. Should the Legislature of
1907 -be actuated by a desire to iollow
tbe constitution, there might be some im-t
portant changes In the apportionment of
:Marlon County, for example, has now
five 'Representatives, but it is difficult to
see how that county could claim more
-than four nn4r the Federal census .of
190). The total population of the state
Was i2,oS6, and the ratio lor the Appor
tionment of CO Representatives would be
onefor each GS91 inhabitants. Tbe Fed
eral -rcensus gave Marion County .27,713 in
habitant, or a small fraction more than
enough for four Representatives. That
Is a computation upon the total popula
tion, -but the constitution requires that
the apportionment be made 'according 'to
the -white population. The number of
white Inhabitants in -1900 was 294.5S2, and
the ratio according to the constitution
shouy. be one 'Representative . to every
5?&.whlfe persons. Marlon County "had a
Vbite population of 26,837, entitling It to
Only four Representatives.
Baker -County had a white population of
14,916, entitling it to two Representatives,
but the last apportionment gave Baker
only one Representative.
Douglas County, .which had a smaller
white . population titan Baker, was .given
two -Representatives and a joint Repre
sentative with Jackson.
Multnomah is the county that would
probably gain most by a strict following
of the constitution. That county bad a
white population of $Z.02b. '.according & the
last census, entitling the county to li Rep
resentatives, with a good fraction to'spare
tpr a Joint Representative with some oth
er" county. The last apportionment, how
ever, gave Multnomah but 12 Representa
tives and one jointly with Clackamas.
In the apportionment of Senators not
eo many discrepancies are to be .found, tor
the ' ratio is twice as large, and it is
necessary to make more joint districts,
but a strict following of the constitution
would bring about somo changes.
"It js worthy of note that two years ago
the Eastern Oregon bounties bad a total
of IS Representatives and eight Senators,
while now they have but 13 Representa
tives and seven Senators. '
Discrimination in fa-vor of or against
certain counties has been made in the
past chiefly for political reasons. Marion
County is strongly Republican;, and hence
was given one more Representative than
it: was entitled to. The political complec
tlon of the state has changed, however,
and nearly every county is now Republi
can. This fact may cause the next Legis
lature to be more liberal with some of the
counties in making the next apportion
ment, especially if the changes In popu
lation support a strong demand for a
change in the apportionment. To be safe
against losing a Representath'e, Marion
CQunty will need to show by her census
that her population has kept pace with
that of other portions of the state.
Ihe" hea-y Increaso in population in
Portland in the past two years and the
rapld. development In Eastern Oregon, to
gether with the fact, that Multnomah
County and Eastern Oregon have not now
as large "a. representation in the lower
house as they are entitled to, make it
quite probable that some of the Western
Oregon' Counties will lose some in repre
sentation by the next apportionment. '
It 's now up to the Assessor of each
county to see that his county bas a full
numeration of inhabitants, -not only for
the protection of Its interests in the ap
portionment of Senators and Representa
tives, "but for the purpose of showing that
his county is .growing and not standing
still .or retrograding.
PROGRAMME OF CONVENTION
Willamette Development League
Meete March -23.
SALEM. Or-. March 17. (Special.)
The mutual interests of "Western Ore
gon counties will be discussed at a
"Willamette Valley Development League
convention to be held in. Salem Thurs
day. March 23. Delegates will be pres
ent from every part of the state west
of the Cascades. Even Coos County,
which sometimes is claimed as a part
of California, commercially, will be
represented. Timely topics will be 'dis
cussed at afternoon and1 evening- ses
sions and the meeting- will close with
a banquet given by, the Greater Salem
Commercial Club at .the WUlamette
"Arrangements for the convention.
'naye been completed and the- pro
gramme was Issued today." A pro
gramme of, toasts for the banquet will
be prepared later. The work? of the
convention. ,wl J be as ollows:
; " Forenoon. Session, 11:S0.
Gall to order, by-J.vU, Stocklon,-of Salem.
Address of" welcome, by Hon. Frank Davey.
pCSailera, - .
. "neKTonse by Hon. Torn Richardson, of Port
cUqaggg temporarj' chairman nJ scre-
Appolntment of committees and adjournment.
Exhibition drill by Salem Fire Department.
. Altera oo Session, l:St. "
Taking photograph t convention on steps of
"Report of committee on organisation and elec
tion of officers.
Address. 'Telephones as x aieaas of Dcvel-pmenV-Hon.
J. C. Cooper, of JlcMlnnvIue.
Andrea; Trrjojsent of Oregon Water
Bowers." Boa. TV. IT. Kllllngswortb, cf Port,
Andrew. -"Wheat a the Staple of "Wettcrn
tkregon." lion. C. A. Wtgate. of Albany.
Addreas, Salem Dallas Talis City Rail
road." Jj. Gerllnger. of Dallas.
Address, Transportation and Oar Manurac
tonse," iloru X. H. Bingham, cf Cottage Grove.
Andreas. "Beauarxlcg Our Homes !n the
dues," Hon. Charles Ji. Jfoores, of Salem. .
Address. 1ttSuenee Upon Oct- Development
of a Proper .Exhibit at the lria and Clark
Fair." W. I. Tooxe. of Woocbum.
Exmg in, 7:20.
Addrcae, "Higher Education us a Factor In
the Development pf Oreroo." .President P. L.
Campbell. Oregon Etat tJalversJty..
Addrtas, "Good itoada .as Developers," Hon.
Jof:o -K. Scott, of'Ealem. .
Address. "JCecearttjr of Trolley Lines in Wil
lamette "Valley G. A. Hurley, of Independ
ence. Addresx. -"Development of Our CitiesL" Mayor
F. W. TVaters. of ISalfra.
Report Irom icciznties and committees.
The Southern Pacific lias granted a
rate of one and one-third ..fares for
the. round trip tor the convention. The
arrangements lor the convention are
in charge cf the following committees:
Committee of reception Mayor T. "5V. Waters,
H. V. Patten. 3. G. Grabam. Ccload L.
Page. I. A- Manning.
Committee onliatl and decorations T. K. Cor
jaellus, Eesry IV. Heym T, A. "WIS5n9-
General committee E. Hofer, J. L. -fitocVton,
Albany Vin From Pacific College.
ALEAXr. Or., March 17 (Special.)
Albany College "won from Pacific Col
lege in the intercollegiate debate held
in this city tonight. The decision of
the Judges, was unanimous -in .favor of
-the Albany debaters, -who defended the
negative of the. question: Resolvea.
That reciprocity is a better method of
regulating our international commer
cial intercourse than a protective
Pacific was represented by Lewis
Saunders, R. W. Reese and T. L.
Straight, and Albany by Ralph "W.
Knotts, Ross B. Miller and Evert L
Jones. The Judges were President P.
L. Campbell, of the University, of Ore
gon; Rev. Prank Stannard, of Newberg;
and Rev. W. P. White, of Albany.
Takes Time to Reach Coast.
VICTORIA, March 17. F. TV. Morse,
vice-president xif the Grand Trunk Pa
cific . Railway, left Victoria today for
.the East, after -vain attempts to secure
"a land grant, from the British Colum
bia, government -as a subsidy for the
railway jylthlri the borders of the prov
ince. He said that his proposals not be
ing; accepted, tbe company would now
act independently of the province and
the company would not now begin work
at tbe Pacific end, constructing from
tbe iEast and reaching the Coast in
Plan for Larger Iron Work.
ASHLAND, Or., March 17. Special.)
The- Ashland Iron Works Company,
whose plant was partially destroyed by
fire a few months ago, bas let the con
tract for new buildings and machinery
on a new site and on jl greatly enlarged
scale. The company has been reorganized
with a nominal capital of I30.6G0, but the
plant when completed will represent an
Investment of more nearly S75.O00. It is
said. The new buildings are to be com
pleted and the new plant Installed by
Prune Trees About to Bloom.
CORVALL1S, Or.. March 1". Special.)
By tbe latter part of next week tbe
Italian prunes In the big 153-acre .orchard
north of Corvallls will be in full bloom.
Tbe event Is nearly a month ahead of
time, tbe usual date being about mid
April. Five years ago the same orchard
began blossoming March Ju. and that sea
son yielded a bcavy crop. Peach, almond
and apricot trees In the vicinity have
nearly finished blooming.
No. Comments to Make.
SAN FRAJfCISCO. March 17. V. V.
Grajensky and A. D. Popetoff. officials of
the Russian postal service, "who have been
in Port Arthur -for several years', have ar
rived on the steamer Qhina. on their way
to Russia..' Both .the officials refused to
comment upon the conduct of military af
fairs at Port Arthur, stating that they
would be censured if they criticised the"
'military operations or said anything re
garding the surrender.
Irrigation In Yakima Valley.
NORTH YAKIMA. Wash., March 17.
(Special.) The Government will probably
take up an irrigation scheme in Yakima
at an early date. Engineer Noble, of the
Reclamation Department, in a letter writ
ten to H. B. Scudder today, says that
the Palouse scheme ias been bung up for
a time and be will be here soon to con
sider plans in the Yakima Valley.
Nineteenth in Excellent Condition.
VANCOUVER BARRACKS. Wash.,
March 17- (Special.) Major 'Lee Febbi
ger, Inspector-General of the Division of
tbe Pacific, arrived at this post last even
ing and this morntng and . today made
a thorough inspection of the post -and
the JTlneteenth infantry. He reports the
Nineteenth to' be in excellent condition
and well able to go into tbe tropical
New Siding at Goble and Kalama.
KALAMA, . Wash., March 17. Special.)
About 6000 feet of additional sidetrack
will be built at Kalama by the Northern
Pacific this Summer, to accommodate the
Nearly or quite as much new siding
Trill be built at Goble. where a. large
crew of men are now at work. The In
creased yard room is badly needed on
both sides of the river.
Barbers' Jury Does Not Agree.
OREGON CITY, Or., March 17. (Spe
cial.) "Falling to reach an agreement. Jus
tice Stlpp this evening discharged the
Jury in the case of State of Oregon against
Ernest Case, who was charged, with vio
lating the state barber Jaw The case
was concluded after -3 o'clock and sub
mitted, but the Jury could not agree on
Sealers Report From Rio Janeiro.
VICTORIA. B. C March 17. The
scaling" schooners Enterprise and E. B.
Marvin, of Victoria, havo been report
ed from Rio Janeiro with 1200 and 1G0O
fckics respectively. They were ordered
to Victoria, -but owing: to mishaps are
returning to Halifax to rent.
Judge C. M. Klncald
COLFAX, Wash-. March 17. (Spe
cial.) Judge C M. Klncald, prominent
attorney.'politiclan and farmer and pio
neer of Whitman Cojuntx, died today of
jinoumonia. louowing: an -operation tor
abscess in too bead.
Judge Klncald had lived on a farm
near Colfax for 30 years and practiced
law In towns. He was Probate Judge In
territorial days and Democratic nom
inee for Superior Judge in iSSi. He
was 64 years old and left a widow, six
sons and one daugnter. The funeral will
occur from tbe Methodist CMirch to
morrow nnder the auspices of the Whit
man County Bar Association. Thp Su
perior Court adjourned In bis honor.
ARREST 0F DOCTOR
Took Bullet From Head of
- ' Sharratt, af tutgeris.
SAID .ABSCESS KILLED HIM
Examinations by Newport Surgeon
Tended toiShdw That Dr. Parker
-Was Trying to-.-Shleld Mrs.
Green, rleld for Murder.
NEWPORT. On. March 17 (Spe
cial.) That Dr. t Thomas Parker swore
that E. G. Sharratt; "had come to his
death because, fit" an' abscces on the
"brain, -after the doctor "himself had
THE SUNDAY OEEGONIA1T SIX MONTHS TOE 75 CENTS.
In order to advertise the Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition,
the Oity of Portland, the State of Oregon and the Pacific" Northwest.
Tbe Orcgonian -will' mail the Sunday edition to any address
EAST OP THE SOOKY MOTTNTAINS -
six months for 75 cents. This is less thanr He "cost of the white
paper and the "postage, -which The Orcgonian jwill prepay.
Orders from 'business- houses or individuals ur xther cities in
Oregon and. "Washington, -who may avail themselves of 'tliis'exceptional
ofter will receive prompt -attention. ".' " .
This offer expires "by "limitation June 1, 1905.
THE 0REG0NIAN; Portland, .Oregon.
v Circulation Department. .
abstracted a bullet from the head of
the dead man. was what the evidence
in the preliminary trial of Mrs. Minnie
Green today tended to show. Mrs.
Green was committed to await trial in
Che Circuit Court In July.
Dr. Parker has been arrested and is
out on bonds. He is charged with being-
an accessory after thy fact. Mrs.
Green's husband is also under the mur
The trial took place at Lutgens this
afternoon. It was Dr. Parker who con
ducted the autopsy at the Coronerfs
inquest over E. G. Sharratt. The aub"
ject of the Inquest was found dead In
his bed, January 21, in the house of
the Greens, with whom he had been
boarding for some time.
At tbe .autopsy Dr. Parker declared
an abscess caused -Sharratt's death. He
derided tbe bullet theory. But the Coro
ner's jury Tefused to believe anything
of the kind and returned a verdict of
death by bullet wound.
When the body was brought to New
port Jt was examined a second time by
Dr. F. M. .Carter, who Xound that a
bullet had been removed irom the sec
ond Joint of the cervical verterbrae.
Dr. Carter therefore unhesitatingly
declared that this bullet bad. been the
cause oz anarratts dcatn. .There
seemed to be no doubt but that.lt bad
been fired Into Sharratt's bead and then
removed by some one well acquainted
with human anatomy.
Ugly rumors that Dr. Parker ab
stracted the bullet on account of a
money consideration are partially sus
tained by the evidence deduced in court
LIBEL SUIT BEGUN AT ASTORIA
Letter Signed by B. F. Allen Objected
to by "John Hahn.
ASTORIA. Or., March 17. (Special.)
The trial of Hon. Benjamin F. Allen on
a charge of libel was commenced before
a Jury in tbe Circuit Court today. -The
charge is based upon a letter signed, by
Mr. Allen and published in a local paper,
February 8. of this year, in which the -defendant
accused Hon. John Hahn of offer
ing bim 500 to vote for tbe late H. W.
Corbett for United States Senator at the
legislative session of 1901. when both Mr.
Allen and Mr. Hahn were Representa
tives from this county.
The first witnesses called by tbe prose
cution were the proprietor and -editor jot
the paper publishing the letter, and they
testified regarding Mr. Allen bringing the
letter to the office and requesting that it
John Hahn, the prosecuting witness,
was next called to the stand, but the only
questions asked bim were as to his
being a member of the" Legislature of
1201 and that tbe allegations contained
In the Allen letter referred to bim. The
attorney for the defense attempted on
cross-examination to go Into details as
to Mr. Hahn's acts during the session,
but objection was raised and sustained
by the court. Tbe prosecution then an
nounced that Its case was closed for the
The first witness for the defense was
Mr. Allen, the defendant. He testified
that soon after the lunch hour on the
last day of tbe Legislative session in 1901,
Hahn met him in tbe lobby .of the Capi
tol and. calling him to one side, said:
"George Hill, of Astoria, Is in Salem
In the interest of Corbett and will prob
ably endeavor to secure your vote. Don't
have anything to do with him, as he Is
trying to make some money out of it, and
you might as well bave all there is In it
Continuing, Mr. Allen testified that he
asked Hahn bow much there "was In It."
Hahn replied be did not know, but would
Jind out. That evening In the legislative
hall, tbe witness testified, Mr. Hahn said
he bad learned the price and wrote on
a piece of paper. "COCO."
.The witness replied that he could not
afford to "change" bis vote for that price
and Mr. Hahn whispered In his ear that
he could get $500 more, and if that was
not sufficient, to name his own figures,
as the offer was not limited, adding that
Representative Schumann, of Portland,
also a Democrat, would change bis vote
to COrbctt that evening and it would be
a good excuse for the witness doing the
sime. Mr. Allen also test! fled that Mr.
Hahn said "be would be personally respon
sible for tbe money. .
Tbe remainder of the afternoon session
was consumed in the examination of wit
nesses regarding the reputation of the
defendant for truth and veracity. The
trial will not be concluded before late
LEAGUE FORMED AT LAKEVJEW
Business Men Would Becpme Identl
fied. WJth State's Development.
LAKEVD3W. Or., March 17. Special.)
w v-ounty business men met at tbe
Courthouse the first of the week and or
ganized a development league amid much
enthusiasm. V. L Snedllng caUed the
meeting to order. Representative Stelwer
was elected chairman and J. W. Mai a well
secretary. Interesting and pertinent re
ports were made by Daniel Boone. George
Conn, of Parsley, and other roeakpr
Attention was called to the fact that
vW.'.w acres of rich virgin soil lay Idle
for lack of moisture, while" an abundance
ot water ran Id-many lakes in xh etmnt
there to evaporate. The ranges are fast
In "irrigation and diversified' farming.
Mr. Lippincott. chief engineer of the
Reclamation Sut-iHw frw thi Aictrir-t- ,iu
t arrive in the early Spring: with a corps
ff etfrftefsf e ake Ihororti flsvVs!llri9
tion of an likely projects for reservoirs
In the county.
The Lake County organization will be
come Affiliated with the Oregon Develop
ment League, and a delegation will at
tend the convention to be held in Port
land in AprlL Effort will be made to call
attention, to the fact that Portland Is in
danger of losing- the trade of a'large sec
tion to San Francisco.
ROAD TO BE READY IN OCTOBER
Spur From O. R. 4L N. to Run Seven
teen MIlec Up Heed River Valley.
HOOD RIVER, Or.. March 17. (Special.)
W. H. Eccles, president of the Mount
Hood Railway Company, states .that a
force of graders will be put to work on
the new railroad the first of next week.
"We Intend to push the work to -a rapid
completion." says Mr. Bcdea, "and hope
to have tbe railroad la operation by the
first of October."
The road will leave the O. R. & N. Co.'s
tracks just east, of the depot in this city;
cross the stream of Hood River Just above
the city, -continue up the east bank for
some distance and strike tbe East Side
apple belt near the Sears orchard. Tbe
road will skirt the valley, making a step
at Odell, and continue thence southwest
to the timber lands of tbe Oregon Luzn-
ber Company, a. distance by rail of about
17 miles .from this City.
It Is the companys-intention to continue
on to the Mount Hood" settlement; but not
NO MORE CHARTER-DAY RUSHES
Stanford Underclassmen Today WHI
Use Energies to Some" Purpose
CNTVERSITr OF CALIFORNIA Berk
eley, March 17. (Special.) Instead of the
usual Charter-day .rush, which bas char
acterized March 23 for the last few years,
under-classmen will celebrate this year
by building an enormous cement "C"
tomorrow on Charter Hill, back of - the
college. The Charter-day rushes have al
ways resulted disastrously -for many stu
dents, and bave been placed under the ban
bv the faculty. Last year a number of
the participants were caught by the uni
versity police and suspended from col
lege. This year the students decided to dis
continue the rushes and do something
mora patriotic, at the same time less
strenuous. Accordingly plans were drawn
up tor the erection of the "C" on the
Saturday before Charter day, and as a re
sult President Wheeler announced a- holi
day for the students who would help mix
concrete and carry It up the bill, as he
believed this would be a. much better
method of celebration than cracked heads
and suspension .from college. The fresh
men and sophomores will build the "C"
wider direction cf the civil engineering de
partment. It will be 60 XceUlall and 2S
feet broad. The hill is on such a slant
that the "C" will be seen very plainly
from .tuiy- par t. of- Berkeley .cr San Fran
cisco, i , , ;
MAY GO NORTH FROM COUNCIL
Extension of P. & 1. N. Is Said to
Be In Prospect Soon.
WEISER, Idaho, March 12. (Special.)
Rumors arc flowing thick and fast re
garding the extension of the Pacific &
Idaho Northern Railroad north from
Council. Today a telegram was received
from New York City by a prominent
railroad man that money for the exten
sion of tbe road Is now ready and wait
A special train, with General Manager
Bancroft", General Superintendent Buck
ingham and Division Superintendent
Mans on. Short Line officials, today went
over yie f, I a. on a tour of inspec
tion. What connection this visit has with
the extension of the road remains to be
seen. Governor Frank Gooding, of this
state, was a guest of the officials and
accompanied them on the trip.
Oregon, Hops Are Dirty.
BHiVERTON, Or., March 17. (Spe
claL) Fred Arthur has Just returned
from a four months' visit in England
and among other things "ho brought
back a sample of choice hops upon
comparison with which the best hops of
Oregon are found to be less clear and
bright in appearance.
Mr. Arthur says that although man,
of Oregon's hops found a market in
England this year the buyers there
complain that the bops are too dirty
and that instead of getting better they
are picked less clean each year. He
fears that the Reputation" of Oregon
hops will suffer unless there Is an lm
provement in tbe picking.
Burglars Will Ask for New Trial.
ALBANY. Or.. March 27. Special.)
The attorneys for Ed Dunn and J. A.
Crosslcy, found guilty of the charge of
robbing tbe Lebanon bank, filed a mo
tion for a new trial this afternoon. This
is understood to bo a preliminary step
toward carrying the case to the Supreme
It is alleged In the motion that on ac
count of irregularities In the proceedings
cf the court the defendants were pre
vented from securing a. fair and impartial
trial. Judge Burnett will probably act on
tbe motion Monday, when he reconvenes
court for the purpore of sentencing the
Dangled High Ln Air.
FORT STEVENS. Wash.. March 17,
While -C. A- Lawton, the painter- at tbe
fort, was working at tbe top of the 72-
foot smokestack on the neve pumphouse.
a few days since", fire was started in tne
furnaces and the rush of smoke and gas
overcame the workman. As be lost con
sciousness bis rope girdle caught on bis
chair book and the body dangled high
In air until Lawton's nelper. John McDer-
mott, succeeded in lowering him to the
ground.' La vr to a -Is recovering from the
effects of his mishap.
Both Had Same Side of Question.
MONMOUTH. Or.. March 17. (Special.)
The debate which was to have been held
here tonight between McMinnvIlIe and
the State Normal was postponed till a
later date. The reason for this was a
misunderstanding .by each team regard
ing tbe question, each having been as
signed the afflrmatlre. The secretary of
tbe league so Informed the McXlnnville
team and tbe president of the. Normal
tram. - The error was not discovered till
the team reached here. j
Cave Creek Rises Again.
PHOENIX. Ariz-. March 17; The Cave
Crcelviflood waters i reached the capital
this morn Inc. Railroad traJKciis .asraln
suspended. ' .
m eats the mm
Big Hotel at Coronado in Dan
SANDBAGS TO STAY WAVES
Men Are Kept Working Night and
Day In the Effort to Savs Val
v' ; uable'Property-fiigfi'Tide
s ' 'Comes Sunday. '
SAN DIE GO, Cab. March 17. The sea
continues to eat Into Coronado Beach
-and much, alarm is felt. The great hotel
Is being threatened-'ond aiforce of sen
arc -working night and day -dropping
bags of sarrd in front of the devastating
The boulevard has been eaten away
and several dwellings are threatened.
Tbe wooden . dwellings of Dr. Meadler,
United States Army surgeon, assigned
to Fort Rosecrans, and George Gay
are being moved. The fine brick resi
dences of Graham Babcock and Bartlett
RlcharJs. which cannot be moved, are
beinsfought for. - -
Sven-tbousand bags of sand havo
been tumbled over the bluff and 20,003
more are ready to be used. The highest
tide Is yt to come, Sunday being the
maximum, six feet three Inches.
DELAYED' TRAINS ROLLING IN
Passengers Have Tales of Hardship
and Lack of Food.
L03 ANGELES. Gal.f March 17.
The Southern Pacific reports both its
coasline and. the San Joaquin Valley di
vision open, although the tracks ln many
places -are of "the most temporary -&ort,
and traffic for several days necessarily
win move very., slowly. Five trains that
bave been held at Santa Barbara for the
past two and three days left there this
morning on their way to Los Angeles.
Three trains on the valley division have
started south, from Bakersfield and wffi.
reach here some time during the day. No
attempt is being made to resume the
regular schedules on the northbound
trains, although two of the delayed trains
were startcdnorth on the valley division
The Santa Fe reports its line open and
trains moving- both ways.' The line has
been cleared, and the damaged track tem
porarily restored in most places, but
trams. Uro-uroceedlmr with: great caution.
Although a large: proportion .of the pas
sengers on the westbound Santa Fe trains
that bave been stalled in the .'region of
Cajon Pass for several days were: brought
to the city last night on a special that
went out from here and met those trains
at the scene of the landslide in. the Pass,
there stillTemalned several hundreds who
are- coming In on trains to arrive today.
Travelers who have been- on these de
layed trains for a week or more bave suf
fered tbe greatest discomforts and many
of them are weak and 111 from their ex
perience. Tbe food supply on tbe dining-
cars and at the available eating-houses
was insufficient, and many went without
food for periods of 21 hours, and even
longer. It Is stated that many were so
111 that when they were trans fe rr ed across
the landslide at Ccjon Pass to. the wait
ing train on this side. It was necessary to
use improvised stretchers for the pur
pose. The women nd children especially
Passengers on the stalled Southern Pa
cific trains also suffered great Inconven
ience and discomfort. Several Of them
made their -way from the storm-bound
trains by wagons and other vehicles to
the suburbs and took the trolley lines,
reaching the city in thatway. -
In the drawing-room of one of the sleep
ers of the south-bound "owl" train, Mrs.
Carouthers, wlfo of a Los Angtles civil
engineer, who was on her way here from
San Francisco, gave birth to twins. She
was attended by two physicians, who hap
pened to be among the passengers. The
drawl rjg-room was converted into an Im
provised hospital, and neither the mother
nor the babies suffered from the unusual
Great Piece of Track Carried Away.
BAKERS FIELD, Cal., March 171 An
other disastrous washout on tbe main
line of the Santa Fe was reported at
the local offices today as a result of more
heavy rain during the night and today.
A long stretch of track east of Mojave
has been washed away, and the .trains
which were to have left Bakersfield for
the East have been held here until fur
ther notice by an order from Barstow.
Wednesday and Thursday's eastbound
limited Santa. Fe trains, and yesterday's
and this morning's overlands on the same
road, are stalled In the division yards.
It was reported at the Southern Pacific
dispatcher's office at noon that the trains
would begin running again, but shortly
before 1 o'clock a message was received
of .further washouts In tbe mountains.
At BealvUlo huge boulders fell o the
track. One rock weighing- about 100 tons
slid down on the great "loop," and other
stretches of line are said to have washed
out at that section.
Between Rosamond and Oban there
were from four to eight inches of sand
covering the rails, and a crew of ISO men
was sent out from this city to clear it
, Fruit Rots on Stalled Trains.
LOS ANGELES. CaL, March 17. Seri
ous financial loss to shippers and the
prospect of a partial famine in Los An
geles in some lines of foodstuffs, ara the
principal developments- In. -the demorali
zation of railroad traffic to and from
this -.city yesterday by reason of the
storm of Sunday and Monday, says the
Times . this morning.
Hundreds of cars of oranges, lemons,
vegetables and -other perishable (freight
destined from Southern - California to
Nearly nine-tentKs of the
cocoa bean is composed of
matter that is assimilated by
the digestive organs; while
with tea and coffee more
than half is thrown away as
waste product. Ghirardelli's
Ground Chocolate is made
from the richest substance
of the "choicest cocoa beans
and pure white sugar.
Afore convenient and economical
than cake chocolate . -
MI Me HowToi! Suffer
I Will Send The Cure
The Remarkable Offer Made By A
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where thU ofter U made. It is made by a man who has prababli: J&elped more sick,
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.wona He u wuung to help every -reaaer
of -this utlcl who needs hU beta. No mat.
ter hot" Ions you bave suffered; no matter
Kow.masy have told you that you were be
yond help, "Dr. Jamas W. Kldd has cared
thousands- of such.. He has stood the test
of time. HU name and the tarns ot Ms
remedies have, reached every civilised
country. The thousands ot .grateful pa
tients'' from all over the world who owe
-their health and in many cases, their lives
to his remarkable skill, is the best evi
dence of bis ability.
It Is Free ReadThls Offer
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Thousands have tried and found
this hand strong enough tor pall
them out of the grasp of dis
ease. "Way not ypn? Perhaps
you have, seen this offer before
sjsd read It. That did not help
yoa then. It will not help you
now. The habit of delaying baa
sent many, a man or woman to
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Write to Dr. Kldd. describe your
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you will be one of the thousands who
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Don't hesitate to tell the doctor all
about your case.
Fqur Hundred Thousand
have -written to Dr. Kidd. Every afflic
tion of the human race in every pos
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many times over la these letters. Does
experience ln 100.000 cases mean any
thing to yon? Tour home doctor may
neyer have seen a case Just Uke yours.
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have had a thousand timet as much ex
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Out of aU the vast number who have
taken a regular course of Dr. Kldd's
treatment SO per cent have reported
immediate benefit. A treatment that
helps eight, cut o every . ten of th
most desperate cases, can you afford to
let. a chance to try It Tree, go .by 7
Cures That Seem Won
derfuf Dr. Kldd does not claim to do the im
possible or miraculous, but neverthe
less the cures told of in the many
grateful letters received from patients
are positively astonishing and marvelous-
The oUcnrtng extracts from a few
letters tell -vivid story of long suffer
ing and wonderful cures: A. Hlnkel
man. Lombard, Mont., says: "I suffered
rrom heart trouble since 1S02. more
than X can .describe. Dife was miser
able, i. iook treatment rmm rin.n. i
Si.!?.. lho .Un'td States without a particle of good. Today I km a well.
TL l an co id wish to be. and 1 owe it all to Dr. Kldd." Mrs.
iw ii:, C.e,t?nt.lmd' 1?aa" s7a: "l had rheumatism about 30 years. I could
?r l?m. UtC4ilhalr-jrIfi.fien days" use of your treatment cured me."
mT- .1 . 8vTr Va- P2 yea-rs old. a sufferer for ten years from kidney.
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STh,-.i ?rJ " hi bed; I was nearly paralyzed In my left aide. am
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f1 J?p JH' Q? "f5 and family. After seven days' treatment.- I am -able to eat
t rir,S -r.-.'S- perforin mannat labor of any kind. J know that I-am cured
ff4- t,HLank KIdd or ?, recovery." Hundreds of letters of this kind from men
and women fed of rheumatism, kidney trouble, heart disease, partial paralysis, blad
abL' stomach and bowel troubles, pUes. catarrh, bronchitis, weak lungs,
asthma, chronic coughs, nervousness, female troubles, lumbago., akin diseases, scrofula,
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Free" To All ' r '
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clearly shown by his liberal offer to send a free treatment. Nothing that he would
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postage paid. Address Dr. James "W. Kldd. Box 278. Fort "Wayne, Jnd
points East and North are practically
rotting on sidetracks, while similar train
loads of supplies for "this territory are
tied, up at various points on the Santa
Fe east of here and on the Southern Pa
cific to the north.
Heaviest Rainfall Known.
SAN DIEGO, Cal., March 17. The heavi
est rainfall ever recorded in this county
took place at Cayamaca last night. As
the result of a cloudburst, 3JS Inches of
rain fell ln a very short space of time.
The San JMego River Is a foot higher
than ever before, and the storage reser
voirs arc rapidly filling; Six billion gal
lons are already Impounded.
Vessels Have Tale of Storms.
SAN FRANCISCO. March 17. There
was another procession of Inbound vessels
'for Infants and Children,
Castona Is & BarmlesB substitute for Castor Ofl, Pare
goric, Drops and Soo thine Syrups. It is Pleasant.- It
contains seithcr Opium, -Slorpljlne nor other Narcotic
substance. It destroys "Worms and allays Peveri&kness.
It cures Diarrhoea and. "Wind. Colic It relieves Te til
ing' Troubles and, cores Constipation. It regulates the
Stomach, and Bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep.
The .Chfldren'sj Panacea The Mother's Friend.
The Eind You Have Always Bought
In Use For
TMCCKTAUft COM aW V. TT
through the Golden Gate this morning, t
they -surged along to anchorage before a
stiff northwest breeze. Eighteen vessels
coming from Coast and Hawaiian ports,
with the exception of the British ship
Kirkcudbrightshire, which came from
Antwerp, passed in 'through the Heads,
and there were several more sails Just
.showing north of the horizon. Every one
had a tale of storms to tell.
Water Contract Is Let.
TILLAMOOK, Or., March 17. Special.)
The "Water Commissioner let a contract
yesterday for a new water system to
KUlam Creek, a distance Bf-G.S milaa from
the city. . The successful bidder was
Wakefield & Jacobson, Portland, the
price being $42,780 forU mils 10-lnch wood
pipe and four miles 10-lncb Matheson Iron
Oyer 30 Years,
MOW AT TWtIT. WCSM