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THE MORNING ..OREGONIAN, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 1905.
iJECT Tfl REIT
Fishermen Say They
Will' Not "Bay.'
LANGFITT SAYS THEY WILL
Right to Use Sand Island Is
MAJOR ASKS BIDS FOR LEASE
Whole Controversy ' May Be Taken
Into the Courts by the Seine
Men, Who Insist That
They Are Right.
Major Langfltt the Government cus
todian of. the Colombia, and the fisher
men of the lower river have locked horns
over the respective rights of the Govern
ment and the natives n the vicinity of
Band Island, and tvar is promised. The
Major says he -won't and the natives say
tie Trill have to, and that if he does not
the courts -will he asked to make him,
and in the meantime the whole thins is
in the hands of the War Department,
hut while they wait the fishermen are
preparing to make a fight should the de
cision of the Secretary be against them.
At the mouth of the Columbia lies Sand
Island, Government land, which has -long
been used by the seiners of the lower
river as a fishing ground, or as a landing
place upon which to draw the jiets when
they have been filled with the catch. To
the south of the island, but still on the
Washington side of . the river, has ibeen
for many years the fishing grounds of
the seiners who have dredged the bottom
of the river, removed all snags and ob
structions and made It possible for use
In working the nets. For the use of this
stretch of water the fishermen have paid
the State of Washington certain licenses,
obeyfng in turn the regulations as to sire
of net and scope of territory to be used.
tFor the use of the Island nothing has
Decides for Revenue.
Major Langfitt decided some time ago,
however, that the Government should
receive some revenue from the use of the
land, and accordingly, acting on the ad
vice of the department, divided the island
into five parts and advertised for bids.
Intending to lease the Island to those
fishermen who would pay the best price
to the Government for the privilege of
using the land as a landing place for their
Against this action a storm of protest
has arisen, and on Saturday last a com
mittee of rive, headed by Senator Fulton,
called upon Major Langfitt to present the
elde of the fishermen In the controversy.
Their arguments were listened to and
were sent to the department at Washing
ton., which will decide the question and
make some recommendation to the Gov
ernment Engineer at Portland in a short
time. Inasmuch as the Major was acting
on the advice or by iho permission of
the department In advertising for the
bids, it is thought that there will be no
change in the plans. In thai case, the
controversy will in all probability be
taken to the courts.
The trouble between the trapmen and
the seiners at tho mouth of the river Is
of long standing and bitter, though of
late years it has been slumbering. Prior
to 3893 the channel to the north of Sand
Island was filled with flshtraps and seines
until it was almost Impossible for the
vessels to pass either up or down the
river. The contention was very bitter be
tween tho seiners and the trapmen and
for a time there were riots which had
to be quelled by state troops.
Question of Traps.
This trouble was stopped, or at least
the cause for It was removed by Major
Kandbury. at that time tho United States
Engineer at Portland, who fixed' channel
lines along the river to the north of Sand
Island, extending practically 900 feet from
the shore on either side. This left a
space of 000 feet on the north bank of
the Island and along the Washington side
of the river, in which seines and fish
traps could be worked, while at the same
time a good and sufficient channel was
lemaluing In the center of the river and
to the north of the island.
At the time of the establishment of
the channel lines six traps of an average
value of $2000 each were ordered out of
the channel by Major Handbury, but the
order was disregarded by the owners.
The matter was taken4 into the courts
and the owners, 34 in all, were indicted by
me eaerai grand Jury. Upon this the
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traps were removed within the limits and
upon recommendation of the Secretary of
War and the Attorney-General the cases
against the owners were dismissed.
Since that time there has been peace
between the trapowners and the seine
men until this year, when several men
went to Major Langfitt and asked permis
sion to place 12 traps outside the chan
nel lines to the west of Sand Island. The
proposition amounted to a change in the
channel lines at the west end of the isl
and In order to allow the operation of
the traps. The permission was granted
by the Major, and arrangements were
made to set up the traps between the Isl
and and Cape Disappointment. This shut
off practically all of the gllnetters" drlftJ
aoove, gave tne iower-nver traps ine
great advantage over those 300 situated
above and caused a great cry to come up
from all the fishermen of the river, with
the exception of the lucky owners of the
A petition was prepared by the gillnet
men. and to this the trapmen of Baker's
Bay Joined, stating that the establish
ment of the new traps would ruin the
fishing of the upper traps and would
break the channel rules of Major Hand
bury. Owing to the obstruction to the
channel promised by the new traps, the
steamboatmen of the river also signed
the petition, which was presented to Ma
jor Langfitt last Saturday.
Reconsiders His Permission.
Upon the presentation of the case by
the committee It was announced by Ma
jor Langfitt that he would reconsider his
permission and would make no changes
In the channel lines, thus barring the 12
new traps from the west side of the isl
and. But the Sand Island lease is still star
ing the seiners in the face and promises
o do so for some time to come. Major
Langfitt says that he was working under
the Instructions of the department when
he divided the island and advertised for
the bids of lease. He further says that
while the matter is in the hands of the
department and he does not know what
the decision will be, he Is of the opinion
that his stand will be considered right.
The fishermen have been enjoying tho
free use of the island for many years,
and though they have spent money in
clearing up the grounds, yet they have
reaped their reward.
Major Langfitt does not care whether
or not the seiners use the waters, but it
is the lands of the island In which he
Is interested. At the same time he is
of the opinion that without the island
upon which to land, the water would be
of little use, for the nets have to be
handled upon land.
The fishermen, on their side, claim that
they have rights in the matter which can
be shown to be good in the courts, and
promise to take their case to the law
before submittlng.to pay rent to the Gov
ernment. They ask to arbitrate by
praying In their petition that the present
conditions may be allowed to maintain
for another year at least, but this conces
sion meets with little favor.
The seiners have been active in the
preparations for war and have retained
C. C. Dalton to represent them from this
time until the matter Is settled either In
or out of the courts.
TREES TO STOP DOS - FIGHT
As Result Woman Appears at Station
In Tattered Condition.
An old woman, beaten and battered,
was found at First and Columbia streets
early yesterday morning whose two bull
terriers had run foul of a bulldog. Try
ing to save her animals from Jnjury, she
had been knocked down and dragged
about on the sidewalk. When she ap
peared in the police station she was much
disheveled In attire and showed signs
of having been drinking. When searched
by the station matron she was discovered
to have $205 on her yersonl
When she was taken to the third floor
of tho station-house, her dogs were turned
loose, but they would not leave and
showed great attachment to their mis
tress. They tried even means to get
above the second floor, but could not.
They ran up the outside stairway and
down the inside and even got on the roof
of the patrol-wagon stable.
Policeman Johnny Price, who drives the
patrol on the second relief, was caring
for hi horses when he heard a pitter-
patter on the roof. A second and a small
fraction alter ne .rusnea into too
tlon-house shouting, "Quick, quick; pris
oners AsenTln? over the roof."
Captain Bailey and two officers dashed
from behind the desk with their revolvers
and hurried rapidly to the door. Outside
they looked "up at the roof, and from be
tween two outstretched legs a bull ter
rier's head could be seen lifting itself
preparatory to a mournful howl which
Missouri Society Will Affiliate.
The meeting ofthe Missouri Society held
in the Chamber of Commerce Hall last
night was well attended. President Arthur
Langguth, of the Michigan Society of Ore
gon, was present, and presented an Invi
tation to the Missouri ana to attend the
social to be given by his society next
Tuesday evening. The Invitation was
unanimously accepted, and the State of
Missouri will be well represented.
After a discussion Is was decided by the
society to affiliate with the other state so
cieties in the establishment of joint head
After the disposal of business Bobertus
Love, the Pike County poet and a recent
arrival In Portland from Missouri, enter
tained the society with readings from his
book of poems.
MAr SHOWING SCENE OF CONTROVERSY BETWEEN FISHERMEN OF LOWER
HE WILL BE HANGED
Guglielmo Must Suffer for His
SUPREME COURT DECLARES
Prisoner Killed a Girl, Was Found
Guilty of Murder, and His Ap
peal to the Highest Tribu
nal Fails Him.
Frank Guglielmo will be sentenced to
day by Judge Cleland to be hanged for
the murder of Freda Guarascla. The man
date was received from the Supreme
Court yesterday, and there is no oc
casion for any delay in pronouncing the
death sentence for the second time.
Guglielmo shot and killed the girl at her
home at Harrison and Sixth streets. In
June, 1901. He was convicted by a jury
In Judge Cleland's court, the trial begin-,
ning on June 2S and ending on June 30.
At the trial 36 witnesses were examined.
On July 13 last. Judge Cleland sen
tenced Guglielmo to be hanged on
Wednesday. August 17. The condemned
man was taken to the penitentiary, the
place of execution, when his attorneys
appealed the case, and he was returned
to the County Jail, where he now Is.
According to law, at least 30 days' time
must elapse from the time of sentence
until the execution.
Guglielmo is resigned to his fate. He Is
visited frequently by an Italian Catholic
priest, who administers spiritual consola
tion to him.
WILL CONTEST IS CONTINUED
Contesting Heirs to Reed Estate
Granted More Time.
The hearing of the contest of the heirs
at law against the will of the late
Amanda W. Heed was continued in the
County Court yesterday by Judge Web
ster until April 27.
William McGregory, attorney for the
heirs, asked for a postponement of two
months to allow him to secure evidence
of certain of the heirs who reside In Los
Angeles and other places outside of the
State of Oregon.
Joseph "Simon, M. L. Pipes and Cyrus
A. Dolph, counsel for the state,-oppo3ed
such a long continuance, saying the con
test tied up the estate, and they desired
to get through with it as soon as pos
sible. After some discussion on both sides
the court decided to postpone the hear
ing for one month.
Mr. Gregory next asked for the appoint,
ment of a referee in Los Angeles to
take the testimony of the heirs living in
Southern California. The opposing counsel
objected, arguing that the law governing
probate proceedings did not admit of the
appointment of a referee to take evidence
in a case of this kind. The proper method.
they argued, was for depositions to be
taken before a commissioner.
The difference between having a ref
eree and having depositions taken is that
a referee sits as a judge and may ques
tion witnesses, and the attorneys on both
sides may be present and take part In
the examination, and where a deposi
tion is taken tho questions to be asked
are sent to the commissioner in writing,
including the questions to be asked upon
cross-examination. The answers to both
are written down. Before the questions
are sent they are submitted by the at
torneys to each other.
Judge Webster, after listening to the
arguments, decided In favor of deposi
tions. Loan Case In Federal Courts.
The case of the United States Saving
& Loan Company, of St. Paul, vs. H. B.
Parker, of Astoria, made its second ap
pearance in the Federal Court yesterday,
after having been sent back by the
United States Court of Appeals for re
trial. The company is suing to recover money
lent Parker In 1S93. The defense contends
that this loan has been fully paid to
gether with Interest, and also asserts that
at the time tho loan was made the com
pany's agents misled him by false repre
sentations. Judge BeQlnger has taken
the case under advisement.
Wife Refused to Join Him.
Leonard A. Brush, a resident of Benton
County, seeks to obtain a divorce from
Ella R. Brush, to whom he was married in
1S68 In Wisconsin. They lived together
32 years, or until May. 1900, when they
separated. Brush in his complaint sets
forth that for business .reasons he found
Jt necessary to move from one city to the
other in the State of Iowa, and his wife
refused to accompany him. and has re
mained away from him ever since.
Mother Loses Custody of Child.
Effie St. Clair. 3 years old, was sur
rendered to the custody of the Boys and
Girls' Aid Society by an order made by
Judge Webster yesterday. The court
further ordered that the little girl be per
mitted to live with relatives named
Winters, who reside in East Portland,
Ms Most Economical
Because it makes Better
And more Healthful food.
ROYAt. BAKING POWDER CO. NEW YORK.
under the surveillance of the society. The
mother of the child has been living in a
covered wagon at Troutdale and her con
duct caused residents of the place to ap
point: a committee to complain against
her to the authorities. She was frequent
ly Intoxicated and associated with men.
The father of the child. William St.
Clair, appeared In court and testified that
he was a laborer employed at the Fair
grounds, and was not with his wife at
Troutdale. He admitted that she drank.
Subpenas for Witnesses Served.
Subpenas for witnesses in the cases
against ex-City Engineer Elliott, J. M.
Cay wood. IL M. and E. W. Rlner and
Henry L. Chandler are being served by
Deputy Sheriffs. The Elliott case is set
for trial April 3, and the others are to
follow. In the Elliott case the number
of witnesses for the prosecution is 35.
Flic Incorporation Articles.
Articles of Incorporation of "A Trip to
XIagara Falls Concession Company" were
filed In the County Clerk's ofllco yester
day by M. Mack, F. A. Clark and A" A.
Grenell. capital stock 510,000. The pur
pose of the company Is to cany on an
exhibition and entertainment at Chs
Lewis and Clark Exposition.
Makes Desertion Plea for Divorce.
Charles E. Wilcox has sued Rosa J.
Wilcox for a divorce because of desertion
beginning In October. 1903. He sets forth
In his complaint that he begged her sev
eral times to return and live with film,
and that she refused to do so. They were
married In 1S96.
Says Husband Deserted Her.
Clara M. Griffin has sued John P.
Griffin for' a divorce, and she also asks
that her maiden name, Reynolds, be re
stored to her. They were married In
Portland In October. 1901. and she says
beleft her In January 1901.
FOE RIVER AND HARBOR WORK
Official Papers Show New Projects
Heretofore Not Mentioned.
The official copy of the river and harbor
appropriation bill and provisions for
work thereunder ust received by the
local engineers' department, contains sev
eral Items heretofore unmentloned. One
provides for the abandonment of the
project for the Improvement of Taqulna
nnri .v. A ninni nf ttnivrTWnded money on
iVthat project to the general fund. A suffi
cient amount of money will be retained,
however, for the maintenance of present
harbor conditions for two years.
The Engineers' Department Is author
ized to make examination and survey of
the Clearwater River, In Idaho, with a
view to improvement for barge naviga
tion. Astoria Harbor Is also to be ex
amined and surveyed, but for Just what
particular improvement Is not stated.
A general survey or examination will
be made of the" Columbia River and Its
tributaries above the Celllo Falls, includ
ing that portion between Wenatchoe and
Kettle Falls, with a view to -open channel
work. Other examinations and surveys
are on the Clatskanle River with a view
to straightening the channel between
Beaver Slough and Wallace Slough.
Major Langfitt will shortly take up the
work of examination on these different
Improvements and upon their completion
and approval by the department the
initial surveys will then be made.
Want Bridge Draws Regulated.
Following Is the text of the resolutions
passed by the Woodiawn Push (flub con
cerning the regulation of the opening and
closing of the bridge draws:
"Resolved. That we, tho residents1 and
citizens of Woodiawn and vicinity. In club
assembled, do hereby commend the ef
forts made by the public press and many
good citizens In their efforts to extend to
our people free and unobstructed access
across the Willamette River by providing
some regulation by which the bridge
draws may be closed; and be It further
"Resolved, That we appoint a commit
tee of five to meet and confer with other
committees appointed from other districts
for a like purpose, and that said commit
tee be instructed to call upon the County
Court and use their influence with said
court in securing the relief our people de
serve." COLUMBIA AND MAJOR LANGFITT.
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THEY MAKE DENIAL
Say They Do Not Encroach on
Possible Intervention of the American
Federation of Labor to Settle
Disputes of Two Unions
May Be Result.
National Importance has now been
assumed by the quarrel between the
longshoremen and sailors in Portland
harbor. Word has been received that
tho executive council of the American
Federation of Labor will uphold the long
shoremen in their fight to retain their
full name. Longshore, Marine and Trans
port Workers' Association.
Tho fight in Portalnd has from the
start not been so much an encroachment
of, one organization on the other as a
struggle for prestige. There has been a
disposition on the part of the long
shoremen to resent the fact that sail
ors frequently do classes of work over
which they claim jurisdiction and for
.sailors' pay which Is less than that ob
tained by the longshoremen, but the
longshoremen have had the upper hand
and have no great occasion to complain.
The sailors think that they have. They
believe the Longshoremen's Union hopes
to swallow their organization. The
longshoremen say they do not care to
encroach upon the sailors, but do not
wish to be encroached- upon them
selves. The longshoremen first added the
marine and transport portion of their
name several years ago when the sail
or on the Great Lakes had a very
strong organization and would not ad
mit Into their- union or affiliate with
the marine engineers, the cooks, wait
ers and stewards and all other classes
of men working on the vessels of the
Great Lakes. So all these various
classes affiliated with the longshore
men. Several years later the name of
the association was lengthened to in
dicate the scope of the organization.
But, they say, it never encroached upon
the sailors and never intended to do
so. That its purposes havS not been
derogatory to the sailors, they claim.
Is shown by the backing they are ob
taining in their course.
The Sailors' Union has beon organ
ized here for more than a dozen years
and has been efficient in bettering the
condition of men who follow the sea.
Its members float back and forth, but
retain membership In the organization.
Such men as Bock havo been respon
sible chiefly for the trouble which has
recently arisen, declare the longshore
men. The body of the union has been
reassured of the good intentions of
the longshoremen, though they are not
as yet on friendly terms with them.
Eventually, labor leaders believe, a
better understanding will have to be
brought about by the International
bodies of the two unions, with the
possible intervention of the American
Federation of Labor.
Comes In Interest of Smelter. Trust.
Grant B. Schley, of !New York, is ex
pected to reach Portland the latter part
of the week from San Francisco on a
tour of the Coast. Mr. Schley Is a mem
ber of the banking firm of Schley-Moore,
of New York City, a firm almost aa pow
erful as the Kujin-Loeb banking-house.
Mr. Schley Is Interested in the Chihuahua
S Pacific Railroad of Mexico, and is a
g holder in the smelter trust and in
many mining properties. It Is thought
that his visit to the Pacific Coast at this
time relates In particular to the smelter
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