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-THE HOEHHTG 0BEGT3HIAjy TUESDAY, APBIL 18, 1905.
TRIALS SET FO
THE II TERM
Tanner-Creek Sewer Cases to
Come Before the Cir
DEFENSE ASSERTS! FRAUD
peclarcs That Men "Were Bribed by
Eneiiales to Do Poor Work, but
,f: district Attorney Thinks
The TannerCreelc sewer criminal cases
will be tried in the State Circuit Court
next .month, "beginning with the trial of
E. M, Rlner. May 5. The case against
R. M. lUner -will follow on May 10. The
trial of ex-City Engineer "William C. El-lio"tt-has
been set for May 15. The date
of the. J. VL Cavwood and Henry Chand
ler trials lias not yet been fixed. The
attorneys ior the defense, have stated that
they, are ready to proceed -with tne rriais,
and District Attorney Manning says there
iHli Twi-nn further nostoonement. The
District Attorney -and opposing counsel
have agreed upon the dates mentioned.
As There are a great many witnesses to
examine. It is expected tnat eacn xnai
will consume four or five days.
The fmrtnnts obtained continuances
before on the ground that they desired, if
possible, to secure tne attenaance oi miss
ing witnesses to prove the existence of
o mnmirflw tn iniure the Riners by caus
ing men employed on the sewer to do
Door "work. Enemies or tne Jtuners are
isatA tn Vin.VA formed this dot.
Mr Mnnnintr avs he does not think
there is anything in this story, and further
that such evidence would not be admiss
ible because the Riners and City Engineer
TT.inn fcrnvrl a statement before the Ex
ecutive Board of the city that they had
personal knowledge to the effect that
the work had been completed according
to the plans and specincauons.
TVia Viritaerv rAKCs scainst J. B. Bridces.
Ttnhert WaJtifield and G. B. Thomas were
to have been set yesterday morning for
trial, but, owing to tne absence of Tnom.'
as. this -was not done. They will, how
ever, be set for trial sometime next
month, and altogether the May term of
court will be a busy and interesting ses
"SUES TO KECOVER RENT.
Under Statutes Is Entitled to Claim
Double Amount Due.
Jacob Deckenbach yesterday began suit
in, the State Circuit Court to recover 4112
rent for a store in a building at East
Morrison street and Grand avenue occu
pied by D. C. RIma as a saloon.
Rima bought the saloon for $1600 from
Lake, and contended that Xeckenbach at
the time of the purchase agreed to exe
cute him a written lease, and afterwards
refused to do so. Ieckenbach filed a suit
of forcible entry and detainer In the
East Side Justice Court to obtain pos
session of the premises. Rima resisted
and appealed to the State Circuit Court,
won the case, but lost in the Supreme
Court. He filed a bond to pay all dam
ages which may be awarded against him,
and to satisfy any judgment given against
him in the Appellate Court, signed by
"W. E. Schlmpff and Sig SIchel as sureties.
Deckenbach now sues Rima, and Schlmpff
and Sichel to recover the rent from Sep
tember 1. 1903, to February 4, 1905, at the
rate of $120 a month, which amounts to
$2056. Deckenbach also invokes the stat
utes whfch allows him as a penalty to
recover double the amount of rent in a
case of this kind, which makes a total of
Rima alleges that the cause of the trou
ble and his ejectment from the premises
-was that he was selling a certain kind of
beer which was made at Astoria, and re
fused to sell another brew.
SAYS WIND BLEW DOWN HOUSE
Defendant Company Makes Its An
swer in Damage Suit.
The building which collapsed and fell
upon Charles Ochs on June 9, 1904, the
Oregon - Furniture Manufacturing Com
pany 'says "was blown down by a wind
storm, and the company was not to
blame. This Is the answer made by the
Oregon Furniture Company in the State
Circuit Court to the damage suit against
it filed by Ochs. He was seriously In
jured, and thinks the company ought to
pay for the consequences resulting from
the .fall of the structure. The building,
whicn-was in course of construction, was
to be used to store lumber, and for a dry
kiln. The answer recites that June Is
usually a mild month, and, contrary to
the usual expectancy of weather for that
period of the year, a very violent wind
storm arose and blew the building down.
The accident is said to have been un
avoidable. Further, it is alleged that
Ochs, who "was working in the building,
assumed the ordinary hazards and risks
of his employment, and is not entitled
to recover damages.
ASKS A SIGNIFICANT QUESTION
Counsel Inquired if Wood Was Piled
for Buying or Selling.
"Vas the wood piled- the way you peo
ple buy it, or was it piled the way you
This significant question was asked by
Roger B. Slnnott yesterday in Judge Cle
land's court, during the trial of the suit
of the. Pioneer Morrison-Street Fuel Com
pany against Churchley Bros., rival fuel
dealers. The dispute concerns 2S8 cords
of wood "which "was at Adams Landing,
Scappoose Bay, which the plaintiffs al
lege the defendants unlawfully took pos
sesslon of, and they sue for Its value,
$710. Churchley Bros, say they purchased
James O. Spencer occupied the witness
stand and hadJust stated that the
Pioneer Company had. advanced money
to pay for cuttinc- the wood and told of
measuring some of It, when Mr. Slnnott
interrupted to inaulre if wood was
measured the same by dealers when it
was Dougat as When it was sold. The
witness responded: "I don't understand
that question. I suppose when you sell
a cord of wood, you sell a cord of wood."
Counsel subsided, and the trial proceeded.
WILD NOT ACCEPT PERRY-BOAT
City 3Iust First Place Craft in Good
The members of the County Commis
sioners Court will not accept the new
Albina ferryboat, Lionel R. Webster, un
til they are satisfied that all necessary
changes have been made to put the boat
in good running order. Mayor Williams
and a party consisting of city officials
had the boat operated last week "by a
wards expressed the opinion thai the boat
Judge Webster still says that the boat
is not properly equipped, and Commission
ers Barnes and Xiightner are of the same
mind. Speaking of the matter yesterday.
Judge Webster said: "One of the long
arm-cranks which operate the wheels ac
tually wabbles from side to Eide and
knocks and pounds. The boiler itself is
shaky, and the old engine would not pump
water more than half the time. I know
that we had as capable men on the boat
when we made the trial trip as had the
city, and I know the boat was unmanage
able. It Is useless for the city to say that
the craft meets with all the provisions of
the contract. However, we are going to
investigate it thoroughly before we do
anything further. I am not going to ac
cept another boat unless it is completed,
for the last one cost us over $1000 to fit
it up so it could be used."
Jurors Drawn for the May Term.
The following jurors for the May term
of the State Circuit Court, which, begins
May 1, were drawn from the Jury, list yes
John Alstadt, florist; D. C. Anderson.
merchant; Carl Abendroth, laborer; Hiram
R. Alden, dentist; Ira E. Allen, bookkeep
er; Ernest W. Ball, druggist; Roy C
Bateman, merchant; John Bays, con
tractor; A. W. Bird, capitalist; Frank
Botefuhr, merchant; Joseph J. Bowen,
merchant; Otto F. Brandes, salesman; Al
bert Brix, merchant; F. Scott Brooke,
real estate; William M. Cake, Sr., phy
sician; August Carlson, manufacturer; H.
T. Clarke, superintendent; Al Cleveland,
farmer; J. W. Cook, salmon packer; Wil
liam H. Courtney, capitalist; Adolph De
kum, hardware; W. A. Dempsey, manu
facturer; William Donnovan, tranafer; M.
J. Driscoll, stableman; A. H. Ellers, mer
chant; A. J. Jan no, farmer; Henry J.
Fish, paints; Henry Fleckensteln, mer
chant; J. M. Fowler, captain; Sigmond
Frank, merchant; Harry S. Godshell, la
borer; H. D. Crandon, manufacturer;
Frank Hacheny, real estate; J. L.
Hartman, Insurance; M. P. Henderson,
manufacturer: T. I. HIckey, yardman;
William HIckey, captain; Frank B.
Hlggins. clerk; J. J. Jennings, furniture;
P. E. C Johnson, merchant; Penumbra
Kelly, clerk; S. J. LaFrance, merchant;
Austin Lewis, farmer; William Macbeth,
clerk: J. M. McBrlde. salesman: S. B.
McBrlde, blacksmith; Roy McLean, sales
man; W. W. Miner, marbleworker; Johan
Poulsen, millman; J. H. Peterson, livery
man; Jacob Plttenger. dairyman: C. E.
Potter, merchant; R. A. Proudfoote, res
taurant; H. J. Schemer, grocery; S. F. SI
ferd. clerk; Samuel Strouss, restaurant;
C H. Thompson, broker; rf. C. Toraelson,
real estate: T. S. Townsend, creamery; J,
I. Vestal, druggist.
Wants Damages for Loss of Eye.
The trial of the suit of Manuel Nunez
Perelra against the Star Sand Company
for $30,000 damages for the loss of an
eye, was resumed before Judge Sears yes
terday. Perelra testified that he was
wording ai me rocK crusner when a
box full ot rock was raised from a flat
boat with an engine, and derrick, and
the rock dumped into the crusher. The
hooks attached to the chain of the box.
and thence to a rope which extended to
the derrick, became unfastened. The engi
neer carelessly continued to work the
engine, causing the hooks to swing about
violently, and one of them struck plain
tiff in the eye. The accident occurred
on April 5, 1904. He was taken to the
hospital where he remained some time,
and in September was compelled to re
turn to the hospital.
On cross-examination O. F. Paxton, at
torney for the defense, endeavored to
show that the Star Sand Company of
fered to furnish necessary medical treat
ment, and paid the second hospital bill,
and agreed to pay the first one. which
Perelra paid. Perelra was also asked If
he had not consulted Judge Munly and
Dan J. Malarkey concerning his case, and
If they both had declined to bring suit
for Jiim. Just before court adjourned
for the day, Paxton argued a motion for
Sues Street Railway for Injuries.
C. Ben Riesland alleges that he was
thrown off a streetcar at Union and Ains
worth avenues by the conductor on April
last and seriously injured. He filed suit
against the Portland Consolidated Rail
way Company In the State Circuit Court
yesterday .for $10,000 damages. Riesland
says in his complaint that he desired to
go from the car and gave a signal to that
effect. The motorman slacked the speed
of the car, and he proceed to the lower
step preparatory to alighting. The con
ductor then. Riesland aver?, without prov
ocation, wilfully and maliciously assault
ed, cursed and kicked him. forcing, him to
release his hold on the car. which in the
meantime had started up and attained a
speed of 20 miles an hour. The plaintiff
alleges that he was thrown with great
violence to the -earth and sustained many
bruises and abrasions on his body nnd
limbs, and injuries to the knee and of the
hand and wrist.
File Incorporation Articles.
Articles of incorporation of the Water
Chutes Company were filed in the office
of the County Clerk yesterday by J. J.
Tinker, William Jacobsen and A. C. X.
Berry. The purposes of the corporation
are to erect and maintain water chutes
or contrivances known as "chute the
chutes" at places of public amusement,
expositions, etc The amount of the cap
ital stock is $10,000.
John H. Bowman, D. F. Knapp and B.
K. Knapp filed incorporation articles yes
terday of the Western Paint & Chemical
Company; capita stock, $25,000.
Child's Face Burned by X-Ray.
The suit of C. A. Ball agalnBt Doctor
Ralph C. Walker to recover $10,000 dam
ages because of severe burns about the
face and head sustained by his little
daughter, Helen, resulting from X-rays
treatment administered by Dr. Walker,
will be submitted to the Jury this morn
ing by Judge Frazer. Arguments were
made yesterday afternoon by Gus C.
Moser for the plaintiff, and W. W. Cotton
for the defense. Witnesses called by the
defendant were Doctors F. Gullette,
George F. Wilson and J. C. King.
Boys Accused of Trespass.
Fred Rice, Fred Fuchs and Arthur
Westerman, all of boyish years, ap
peared before Justice Reld yesterday
charged with trespass upon information
of Ellis Raab. It is alleged the boys
wrongfully entered the . premises of
Raab on the Canyon road about a quar
ter of a mile west of Sylvan. The de
fendants were given further time in
which to plead.
Dispute Over Wages Due.
The case of Mrs. J. M. Wharton vs. S.
H. Abramsbrought to recover $50 al
leged to be lue as salary, was heard
by Justice Reld yesterday and taken
under advisement. Mrs. Wharton claims
this amount for services rendered In
the tailor shop of the defendant, while
he answers that there Is but $3 due
Very Bad Cough Cured by Chamberlain's
For three months Mr. Gall Wood
worth of Stevens Point, Wis., was trou
bled with a very bad cough. He doc
tored continually, but got no perma
nent relief until he used Chamber
lain's Cough Remedy, which effected
a cure. A great many others have had
a Jike experience. Most cough medi
cines are merely palliative that is,
they give only temporary relief while
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy cures the
disease that causes the coughing and
effects a permanent cure. No one can
afford to neglect a cough, for a per
sistent cougn Is the first symptom of
consumption, the most fatal of all dis
eases. This remedy ia. xor sale by all
TOWN FOR DAY
With English Exclusiveness He
Holds Himself Quite
AN EXPATRIATED AMERICAN
After His Recent Somewhat Cold
Criticism of Western Life and
Men, the Novelist Declines
to Be Interviewed.
Henry James, one of America's leading
writers and critics of the ways and man
ners of men, spent a quiet day In Portland
yesterday. He came to the Portland Ho
tel late Sunday night, and registered sim
ply Henry James, London, by that show
ing he did not consider this country his
A man of extraordinary literary ability
and the foremoBt exponent of stylo among
HENRY JAMES, THE FAMOUS NOVELIST. WHO SPENT YESTERDAY SIGHT
SEEING IN PORTLAND.
the class of American authors of whom j
he and William Dean Howells are easily
the greatest, Henry- James has forsaken
America for 30 years, taking up almost
continuous residence In England and
becoming In the end almost an
Englishman himself. Admiring the
English qualities which arc most
un-American, exclusiveness and re- attention to duty. The Governoc thinks
serve, he has found life more to his liking ; It Is impossible "for a boatman to be at
irt the world's metropolis, and since the tentive to duties which have been abol-
ius nas spent almost an his time there.
Each trip to this country has become
shorter and he has finally become prac
tically an. alien.
Has the English Reserve.
Admiring reserve, he has many times
criticised the American open manner, par
ticularly when It became "gushing." Since
he has been In this country on the pres
ent journey he has on one or two occa
sion made rather open comment on the
people, especially Westerners, which have
not been taken with altogether a good
grace. The Westerners have not fancied
criticism from a Londoner, who, although
of their own blood, does not sympathize
with the country's healthy enthusiasm.
President Roosevelt himself has come in
for a share of his criticism, and. the
newspapers taking up the comments. Mr.
James has retired into Iris shell and re
fused to see any newspaper representa
tives. Yesterday at the Portland Mr. James
declined- to see a reporter. He showed a
decided inclination for his own company
and as far as known spoke to no one
beside the desk clerk and the baggage
man. Spends Day on the Streets.
Mr. James spent a pleasant day, how
ever, and was about the streets most of
the time. Short and stocky, smooth
shaven and rather inclined to stoutness,
he was dressed In a loose, English-cut
traveling suit and paid little heed to the
occasional sprinkling of rain. He visited
the Fair grounds for a short tlrfe, but
the thing which seemed to Interest him
most was the life of the streets. He
avoided introductions to clubs and was
not formally entertained, as the case with
most distinguished -men who come to Port
land. Though scarcely a more distin
guished man has been here for many
months, Portland was not given an op
portunity to show its hospitality, as by
the time that It became known that Mr.
James was here, he had already left for
the Sound. He has been spending several
weeks In California and was traveling
nortnward to see the country' on his way
East. And knowing that the best way to
become acquainted with the life of the
pedple Is to wander about the town, see
ing the best and the worst, Mr. James
followed his own bent and went his own
Some of the better-known books writ
ten by Henry James are "Trans-Atlantic
Sketches," "The Americans," "The Euro
peans," "The Awkward Age," "A Little
Tour of France" and "The Sacred Font,"
besides several volumes of short stories
and sketches. His writings are regarded
by many as difficult to read on. account
of his Involved style, but to those who
admire his style, there is none to compare
with It for comprehensiveness of expres
sion. Association Football Plans.
Plans for the opening games of the'
season were discussed at a meeting last
night of the executive committee of
the Portland Association Football Club.
It was decided that the first game will
be played with two Portland elevens
In this city about the middle of May,
when it is hoped that among the spec
tators may be counted some of the
members of the British societies in
town. Secretary Dyment was instruct
ed to arrange for a match between
Portland and the strong eleven of Il
waco, at Ilwaco, about the end of May.
Ilwaco is a formidable proposition in
the football line, but it is asserted by
those who know that Portland at last
has an association eleven that will beat
all opponents on the Pacific Coast. So
all comers will be welcome. A con
versation took place about football
games at the Lewis and Clark Exposi
tion this Summer, and It is thought
that In addition to the Portlands, teams
representing these towns will try for
tor la, B. C, two clubs; and one club
from each of these places: San Fran
cisco, South Bend, Ilwaco, Fossil, Se
attle and Tacoma. Letters will be
written In a day or two by the Port
lands' secretary to representatives ot
all association football clubs in the Pa
cific Northwest telling them about the
approaching association football tour
nament at the Exposition.
ONLY WORK TO DRAW PAY
Boatman at Astoria Is Therefore
Disapproved by Governor.
SALEM, Or., April 17. (Special.) The
action of the last Legislature in elect
ing a boatman at Astoria received ex
ecutive disapproval today when Governor
Chamberlain refused to approve the boat
man's official bond.
The Governor had no objection to the
sufficiency of the bondsmen, but takes
the position that the boatman's office was
abolished by implication. The work of
the boatman is to take the Health Of
ficer out to ships, which have entered the
harbor at Astoria, and for this he re
ceives a salary of $500 a year. The last
Legislature abolished the position of
Health Officer, but did not repeal the
law creating the office of boatman.
It will be remembered that the election
of a boatman was used as a subterfuge
to get the Senate and House of Represent
atives Into joint convention In order that
the members of the Legislature might be
taken by surprise and a vacancy on the
Port of Portland Commission filled.
At that time James Keating, of Astoria,
was elected boatman to succeed him
self. The law creating the office fixes
the term at two years, and does not pro
vide that he shall hold until his suc
cessor is elected and qualified. Since the
Governor has refused to approve the
bond, it would seem that Koatinsr is out.
The Governor remarked tonight that if
mandamus proceedings should be brought
and he be compelled to approve the bond,
he will remove Keating from office under
that section of the statute which author
izes him to remove the boatman for in-
Will Sell Seized Fishnets.
ASTORIA, Or., April 17. (Special.)-A
suit was filed In the Circuit Court today
by Fish Warden Van' Dusen against An
ton Pederson, asking that a gillnet, con
sisting of 270 fathoms, which was seized
on March 17, be condemned and ordered
sold. A letter was received today by the
firsh warden from W. W. Smith, who
has been acting as water bailiff on the
Clackamas and Willamette Rivers, stat
ing tnat during the closed season he had
seized 12 setnets and one gillnet, all of
which had been shipped to this city
LA FAYETTE-ST. JOSEPH CUT-OFF AUTHORIZED BY
GENERAL MANAGER WORTH 1NGTON
JfAP SHOWING THE NKW LINE AN'II THE OLD UOAJJ WHICH WILL BE
Construction on the La Fayette-SL Joseph cut-oft on the West Side division
of the Southern Paclflc has been authorized by General Manager B. A. Worthlnjt
ton and work will bein as soon as the men can be gathered together and taken
to the ground.
It was printed some time ago that the tracks between St. Joseph and La Fay
ette would be linked together for the purpose of betterment in the traffic arrange
ment5 and on account of econpmy in maintenance, but yesterday wan the first of
ficial announcement that nan been made.
Mr. Worthlngttn in making public his Intended action said yesterday afternoon:
"I have Just authorized the construction of the cut-off between La Fayette,
on 'the Tamhlli division', to St. Joseph, on the Wert Side division, two and one-quar-'
ter miles In length. The new track will pass through the town of La. Fayette
and akirt alone the north bank of the Yamhill - River without crossing the
stream. This new line will cost approximately 363,000. There will be 8.5 miles of
-the. Yamhill division abandoned by -this cut-off. from La Fayette to Whlteson,
which has been difficult to maintain owing to the large bridge croaelng the Tarn
. hill River, .together with many email trestles. The distance to be traversed from
La Fayette to Whlteson will be Just one mile- In excess of the present mileage.
By tht construction of this cut-off direct train erv!ce will be given from Sheri
dan. Dundee and the principal towns in Yamhill County, with McMInnvllle, the
county seat, which will undoubtedly be very much appreciated by the people fn
The new line wIU necessitate the construction of three fair-eized trestles, none
of which, however, will be so high or so long aa the bridge and trestle now main
tained over the Yamhill River at La Fayette. The latter will be abandoned and
the -track will be taken, up for the entire eight miles between La Fayette and
Whlteeon. but (rince there are no towns along the line the abandonment will work
no hardship to any of the residents. One reason for the construction of the cut-off
la that It would require practically the same amount to rebuild or repair the
trestles over the eight miles of road as it would to make the short new line and
do away with the expensive stretch ot track.
The change 1 taken to mean the 'beginning of a new era In West Side trans
portation. Within a. week the new gasoline motor-car now being tested in Omaha
will be started for Its long trip acrom the country to Portland, where It will be
put in service over the West Side track as far as ' Hlllsboro or Forest Grove.
This will' be but the first step, however. It la argued, and a, short time will see the
motor-cars running over the entire length of the West Side lines. Including both di
visions. This action- will have to be taken by the Southern Pacific to protect
Its territory from the raids ot contemplated electric lines now proposed and about
to be constructed.
Want Dredge Chinook Put to
Work at Mouth of River.
LANGFITT GETS HER HERE
Senator Fulton Arranges for Meet
ing at Astoria to Consider Mat
terCofferdam Being Built
for Use on Elder.
ASTORIA, Or.. April 17.(Special.)
Major Langfltt, United States En
gineers, was here today and gave or
ders for the bar dredge Chinook to
proceed to Portland "Wednesday to be.
laid up for the Summer.
A strong effort Is being made by the
bar pilots and other local shipping in
terests to induce the department to re
scind its order and keep the dredge at
work during the coming Summer. At
the request of the pilots. Senator Ful
ton conferred with Major Langfltt to
day and arranged for a meeting be
tween the pilots and Major Langfltt
to be held here, probably next Fri
day. The plan is to invite the lead
ing shipping men of Portland to be
present, so that the matter can be
In presenting their case to Senator
Fulton and enlisting his aid In behalf
of their contention, the pilots were
most urgent In their opposition to the
dredge being taken off the bar. They
did not oppose the construction of the
jetty, but argued that the dredge Is
the only thing that will afford Imme
diate relief. In support of their con
tention they asserted that where the
dredge was at work last season there
are now 23 feet of water, whereas.
when she went to work there were but
19 feet, an Increase of four feet, and
this Increase Is due, they contended, al
most entirely to the work done by the
NICOMEDLA. IS COMING ACROSS
Aragonia Sails Tomorrow for Orient
With Full Load.
The steamship NIcomedia. the next
Portland and Asiatic liner due here, sail
ed' from Hong Kong on April 14. according
to advices received at the local office
yesterday. She will be in port about May
H. Already a large quantity of freight
has been booked for her, and nearly 40,000
barrels of flour are In sight at this early
date. It is probable that more flour reser
vations win oe maac.
The Aragonia will complete her cargo
at Albina dock and will leave down the
' river tomorrow morning bound for the
1 Orient. She will carry cargo worth about
the bulk of which goes to Japan. The
steamer will also take valuable shipments
of cotton and tobacco. .
The Numnntla. which will follow the
Xicomedia, is scheduled to sail from Port
land June 4. but may be a little later, as
she Is behind in her- schedule. If she
is not too late she will likewise carry
out a good quantity of flour. The In
creased Japanese tariff goes Into effect
on July 1, and shippers will not take the
risk of sending over much flour on her
unless It is certain she will make port
TWO STEAMB OATS ARE VISITED
Admiral Kcmpff on the Altona and
N. R. Lang.
Admiral Kempff "caught" only two
steamboats yesterday. He took them both
unawares, as Is hls custom, but never
theless found them prepared.
In company with Local United States
Inspectors Edwards and Fuller, the ad
miral boarded the steamer Altona. of the
Oregon City Transportation Company. In
the forenoon. The men were put through
the fire and boat drills and showed that
they knew their business thouroughly.
The life-saving apparatus of the steamer
was found to be In excellent condition.
In the afternoon the party visited Oregon
City and inspected the steamer N. R.
Lang, owned by the Willamette Pulp &.
Paper Company. Her crew also made a
good showing and no fault was to be
found with the vessel's equipment.
The steamers Albany and Annie Com
ings had their regular annual inspections
in the morning.
COFFERDAM FOR ALLEN.
New Plan Adopted for Raising the
Archibald Macfarlane, who is super
intending the work on the steamer Geo.
W. Elder for the San Francisco insur
ance companies, has adopted a new
plan for raising the vessel. He has
ordered a cofferdam, which is being
built at the yards of the St. Johns
Shipbuilding Company, and with this
he believes the ship can be success
fully floated. The cofferdam will be
taken down to Goble Thursday and
when placed In position one more ef
fort will be made to lift the Elder
from the sharp rock on which she
The last attempt to pump out the
steamer revealed defects In one of the
bulkheads. This has been fixed, and
with the aid of the cofferdam it Is
thought that the sunken steamer can
be brought up.
Dock in Danger of Collapsing.
The Kellogg dock, at the foot of Salmon
street, came near collapsing yesterday
from excessive weight placed upon it.
Over 100 tons of farming machinery placed
on the upper dock proved too much for
the supporting" timbers. The warning
came with the cracking of the beams and
planking, but braces were hurriedly put
In by the dockmen, which will answer
temporarily until repairs can be made.
Berlin Goes to Xushaprak River.
ASTORIA, Or.. April 17.-(SpecIalO
The American ship Berlin, the first of
the local cannery fleet, crossed out today
for Nushagak River, Alaska, with- sup
plies for the Alaska Fishermen's Packing
Company's plant. The ship Sargent
cleared today for the same point, and she
Is expected to sail tomorrow, as is the
ship St. Nicholas.
Finn Captains Blow Oat the Gas.
NEW YORK. April 17. Two Finnish
sea Captains, M. Solund and N. Turn-
evist. en route from their home port.
Oeland, Finland, to Portland. Or., to take
charge of vessels, were probably fatally
overcome by gas today In the Home for
Scandinavian emigrants here. They are
in a hospital In a serious condition. They
arrived here yesterday on the American
liner St. Louis. It is believed the men
blew out the gas when they retired last
Coos Exhibits on Alliance.
The steamer Alliance, which has arrived
from Mansfield, brought up among her
other cargo the material for the Coos
County building at the Fair, and most
of the county exhibit. In the latter is a
mammoth log around which are en
twined the roots of a great spruce tree.
F. H. Brigham, who Is the architect of the
building, and W. S. Turpln. the con
tractor, were passengers on the Alliance.
The steamer Dumbarton began loading
flour at the mills yesterday morning.
The steamer Acme sailed from Van
couver yesterday afternoon with a cargo
of lumber for San Francisco.
The British ship Holt Hill will leave
down the river tomorrow bound for Xiu
chwang. with nearly 2,000,000 feet of lum
ber. The schooner Churchill has completed
her cargo of S50.GOO feet of lumber at the
North Paclflc mill and will start down
tho river Thursday.
The British- ship Blythswood, which is
well known here, has been chartered by
J. and A. Brown to load coal at New
castle for this port.
Domestic and Forclpn Ports.
ASTORIA. April 17. Condition of the bar
at P. M.. smooth: wind northwest; weather
cloudy. Arrived down at 3 and jailed at
9:S0 A. M. Steamer Columbia, for San Fran
cisco. Sailed at 0:30 A. M. American ship
Berlin, for Nushairak. Outside at 5 F. M..
a three-masted barkentlne.
San Francisco. April 17. Arrived Jit 6:30
A. 11. Steamer Redondo. from Portland and
coast porta. Arrived Steamer Cacique,
from Everett. Sailed at noon Steamer Ore
gon, for Portland.
Falmouth. April 10. Arrived French bark
Europe, from Portland.
Queenstown. April 17. Arrived French
bark Asle. from Portland.
State "Papers for Teachers.
OLYMPIA, Wash., April 17. (Special.)
At the recent meeting of the State Board
of Education, life diplomas and state cer
tificates were Issued to the following
Life diplomas J. A. Tormey, Spokane;
Thomas A. Stlger, Everett; Frank B.
Cooper, Seattle; Albertine E. Rodman,
Sunnyslde; A. Anna Hubbard. Cheney;
Avis G. Chapel. Spokane; Agnes I. Eas
son, Spokane; Lenna J. Warmoth, Sum
ner; H. H. Barton. Xorthport; Cora E.
Ingram. Dayton; George F. Thompson,
State certificates Dora C. Burgess. Ta
coma; Dorothy Cooper, Centralla; Rollin
E. Blackman. Sunnyslde; Helen L.
Baby Played With Rifle.
ECHO, Or., April 17. (Special.)
Russell Sloan, the 22-months-old son
of Frank Sloan, of Upper Butter Creek,
was buried today. He was playing with
Mellin's Food is endorsed by the phy
sicians. Hundreds of doctors are
using Mellin's Food in their own fam
ilies for their own children. If Mel
lin's Food is good for the doctor's baby
it ought to be good for your baby.
Let us, know if you would like to try
Mellin's Food and we will send you a
sample bottle free of charge.
Mellia's 7ai !s the ONLY IafaaU'
Fed, wkica received the Graaa Prize,
the felikMt Award ef tie Leaitiaaa Pur
ciai Erjiasitlex, St, Levis, 1904. Hiik
r tkaa a tfela meaai,
MELLIN'S FOOD CO., BOSTON, MASS.
It pays to do business gener
ously. The proof: Schilling's
Best. Full-strength and pore,
and the prices only enough to
pay for the quality.
Money back. '
DUE END OF THE GRIP
rSEAOHED AFTER EIGHT YEAES OF
Disorder, Pmlpltatioa. of Heart sua d
Itofeility Ovarooaae at Last.
Mr. ZSTewman certainly had a very
tough time with the grip, and it is no
wonder that he things that the remedy
that cured hii cant be beat. His case
shows how profoundly grip poisons the
system and how obstinately it resists all
ordinary efforts to eradicate it.
Few cases can bo worse than Mr. New
man's for he had head, heart and stom
ach trembles combined with great weak
ness. He recently said:
" Thevattaolc of grip which I had eight
years ago left me in a Tery bad fix. I
'became nearly deaf and my head ached
jocm tinuatty and was filled with bissfcag
and roaring sounds. My heart fluttered
sad had regular rutming-away spells.
3iy stomach was so sore that I coold
hardly beer a touch on that part-of zny
body. I had a -great deal of pain in tha
region of my liver and the doctor said
that organ wns enlarged. My kidneys
ached so at times that I could hardly
" Didn't you-givB up and go to bed?
he was asked.
"Hb, I simply wouldn't. My head
and my back ached dreadfully, but I
obstinately dragged myself about, kept
growing worse and finally ran down to
" What did you do to got relief?"
"First I tried a-doctor, but he didma
no good. Then I took all kinds of ad
vertised preparations but nothing proved
helpful until Ihegan to use Dr. Williams'
Pink Fills. As soon as I got them I
knew that I hod at lost hit& the right
remedy fox my case. The very first box
did more ior me than anything else X
had erer taken. They gave me relief
right away and in three months they
positively cured me. I think X wbs
scarcely ever in better health in my life
than X am at present."
Mr. William A. Newman is a well
known Camden county farmer, living at
Sagrada, Missouri. His case was a se
vere test for any remedy, but Dr. Wil
liams' Pink Pills meteveryrequtroment.
Other remedies merely drive the poison
of the frrio into hiding, but Dr.WHIt.iras'
Pink Pills drive it out of tho systexm,
They are sold by every druggist.
a 22-calIber rifle and discharged tho
weapon, the bullet entering his mouta
and passing through the head. Tne
child lived six hours, but Dr. F. R.
Dorn could do nothing to save his life.
Clackamas Circuit Court Open.
OREGON CITY. Or.. April 17. (Spe
cial.) The Spring term of the Clacka
mas County Circuit Court was con
vened by Judge McBrlde this morning
Orders of default and reference wero
made in the following divorce suits; R.
Stlsh vs. J. Stish, Adelphi Allen vs. J.
Guy Allen. Iva B. Moleen vs. N. F. 11a
Ieen. A decree was rendered in the
suit of Mary A. Knox vs. Lelghton B.
Knox. In the J2000 damage suit of
William McDonald against Clackamas
County, the demurrer of the defendant
was- overruled, and the county was
given until April 21 In which to fur
Baker City AV111 Show 6300.
BAKER CITY, Or.. April 17. (Special)
The project for retaking the city census
has fallen through. It was discouraged
by the County Commissioners, and the
persons interested have ceased agitatlcn.
The Assessor says that after all correc
tions have been made and all the mae--icks
rounded up. the perfected list will
foot up 6300.
The action of Carter's Little Liver Pills
is pleasant, mild and natural. They
gently stimulate the liver and regulate
th bowels, but do not purge.
it so far as
The work will be dorve'wel!
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the Iddners and bladder. Sells on its men merits.
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