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THEJIOBMXa OREGONIAN, WEDNESDAY, JASTTJABY 10, 1906.
APPLE IS KING
Horticulturists Make Fine Ex
hibits and Listen to In
CUPS AWARDED AS PRIZES
Hood River' Leads tlic List, but
Other localities Make a Fine
'Showing and Capture
Some of Trophies.
AWARD OF CUrS.
Northern Spies, A. Holladay, Scap
poosc Jonathan, A. Holladay, Scappoose.
Arkansas Black. "William Erck,
Baldwin, M. O. Lownsdalc, La
Lady Apple. A I. Ma?on. Hood
Yellow Newtown, Thomas E. Avery,
SpltzenberK. A. P. Batoham. Moslcr.
First best commercial exhibit, J. L.
Carter. Hood River.
Second, commercial exhibit, R. B.
Tucker. Hood River.
Honorable mention: Ortley, Potcr
Mohr. Hood River; Ben Davis. M. O.
Lownsdale. La Fayette; Jonathan.
Captain Gordon Voorhles, Mcdford;
Baldwin. F. W. Wallace. McMlnnvllle.
The Oregon State Horticultural Society
opened its annual meeting yesterday
morning In the Knights of Pythias Hall,
-uarquam building, with the largest at
tendance in Its history and the finest ex
niblt of apples ever made In the Pacific
Northwest. While the display is much
smaller than the famous one of the Hood
JUver biennial fruit show a year ago the
past Fall, which eventually won the St,
acquis gold medal for Oregon, or the ex
hibit at the Lewis and Clark Exposition,
it is conceded by the many expert fruit
growers now In the city that the quality
of apples exceeds anything ever shown by
vrcgon or any other Northwest state.
Seven handsome cups were awarded yes
terday afternoon by comnetent Indies.
The exhibits were so evenly matched that
11 was a difficult task to make the de
cisions, and in the case of Yellow New
towns competition was so even that the
decision was made on the shape of the
apples, all other points being exactly
Competition In Baldwins.
The Baldwins were also exceedingly dif
ficult to Judge., for the displays were all
of such excellence that it was hard to
differentiate. The prize finally went to
-Mr. Lownsdale, but the specimens dis
played by Mr. Marquam. of Hood River,
and Mr. Wallace, of McMlnnvllle. were
just as good to the ordinary observer.
There was no cup offered for tiie Ortley
variety, but the display of these apples
made by Peter Mohr, of Hood River, was
so perfect that it caused unusual com
ment, both size and quality being beyond
criticism. The Spltzcnberg exhibits were
in close competition, and the fruit of this
popular variety is being Improved upon
constantly, it being one of the finest ap
ples in this section of the country, both
as a shipper and as an apple of beautiful
appearance and fine flavor. Probably the
most beautiful fruit on the long tables
was the Hyde's King of the West, all of
them being large, beautifully shaped and
the coloring exquisite. The Arkansas
Blacks were also especially line.
Will Protect Oregon Fruit by Law.
The large attendance at this meeting is
especially gratifying to the promoters of
the society, for it indicates a uniform
movement for co-operation in the fruit
industry and for better fruiL Legislation
for the protection of growers is a ques
tion which has come before the meeting
already, and it is probable that some
definite action will be taken to secure
National laws to this end. Oregon fruit
men arc tired of having fruit from other
ectlons, in many instances of doubtful
quality, marked as coming from Hood
River, the Willamette Valley or Southern
Oregon, and it is very probable that Sen
ator Fulton will be requested to introduce
a bill on the name lines that the one for
the protection of Columbia River salmon
is framed. The presence of many women
at yesterday's session indicated a growing
interest among them in fruit-raising, and
the fact that many women of this state
are actively and successfully engaged in
this industry is most gratifying to the
promoters of Greater Oregon.
Few Exhibits From Southern Oregon.
Southern Oregon was soundly scored for
not being well represented, the only ex
hibit made from that productive region
being one by Captain Gordon Voorhles
which was not of selected fruiL Captain
Voorhles has an orchard near Medford or
SOO acres, and there was much disappoint
ment expressed over the fact that he did
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not make a better exhibit. Clay & Meder
have an orchard of pears In the same
locality -which comprises 640 acres, the
rows of trees being Just one mile long
each way. The Hood River orchards are
not so extensive as those of Southern
Oregon, but when it comes to showing the
right kind of fruit and carrying off prizes
tne little valley l right to the front- In
this exhibit it took five of the seven cups
offered, and had one honorable mention
in the four given.
Dr. J. R. Cardwcli, president or the
society, opened the morning session at 10
o'clock, and made an eloquent and hearty
address of welcome, referring to the mag
nincent horticultural display at the Ex
position last Summer, and the favorable
comment it excited among visitors of
note. The morning programme Included
an able paper by L. M. Gilbert, of Salem
on' "How and Where to Plant Prunes.'
As in the planting of apple and other
fruit orchards. Mr. Gilbert advocates the
thorough working and reworking of the
soil before planting and adxises against
placing trees, too close together.
H. C. Atwcll's Paper.
In the "Experiences of an Amateur
Fruitgrower in Oregon," H. C. Atweli. of
Forest Grove, admitted himself to be per
plexed as to the proper culture of a prune
orchard and asked advice and general
discussion on whether a disc or a plow
should be used in certain Instances,
"Nomenclature" was the subject of an
interesting discourse by J. B. Pilkington.
of Portland, who stated that a standard
should be established for the naming and
classifying of orchard products.
George Hlmes gave an Interesting de
scrlption of "Pioneer Horticulture" in
the afternoon session, and A. I. Mason
of Hood River, in "A Plain Talk to Fruit
growers." handled the subject without
gloves, telling the orchardists that one
careless packer or grower could do more
harm In a season than 20 good men could
efface in many seasons. Careful cultiva
tion, clean orchards and plenty of spray
ing were his slogans. He also npoke of
the advantages of growers co-operating
for mutual benefit.
Paper on Grape Culture.
One of the best papers of the day
was that of J. F. Broctjc. of Milwaukic
who is a grape specialist. "The Grape
in Oregon" -was the subject of his ad
dress, and it is conceded that no man
in the state knows more of the subject
than he. He went fully Into the details
of the culture of this fruit, omitting no
detail which could be of interest or
advantage to the amateur grower.
Lioyd G. Reynolds, of Salem, epoke
on "Some Problems." the principal of
these being the question of proper
ponenizatlon. The fact that opinions
concerning pollen izatlon have radical
ly changed of late years was forcibly
brought out, and the varieties which
should be planted with large orchards
for this purpose were fully discussed.
Fruit Inspector's Work.
County Fruit Inspector J. H. Reid
was an active member of the conven
tion and had much to do with its suc
cess. The appropriation of $450 made
oy me county tor Inspection Is divided
into two portions, half being ex pen Jed
in me city and tho other in the coun
try. As has already been spent in
Portland by Inspector Reid he is now
engaged In his country work, and is
only absent from his post in Portland
Decau.se or lack of funds for the pur
pose. Many other prominent fruit
growers -were at the session of ves-
terday. C. E. Hoskins. of Gold Hill, who
is caneu tne Burbank of Orejron. -was
among these. Mr. Hoskins raises all
varieties of small fruits, cherries be
ing a hobby -with him. He is the orig
inator of many varieties, amonir them
being the Occident, Orient. Hoskins.
Lake and others. A. R. Castner, of
Hood River, who is known over the
state as a successful ann1imjm un
taking great interest in the proceed
ings, and A. I. Mason and Glaud Mar
quam -were also active. "IV. H. Newell,
of Gaston, -who grows grapes and Is
commissioner of the first district, was
present, and J. L. Carter -was ex
pressing his gratification over the
handsome cup he has to carry home for
the best commercial pack. Mr. Car
ter's apples won the first m-Ize f tim
big display which was sent to St.
Louis from Hood River, so he feels that
his apples are the best in the world.
i no attention of roseirrownrs nnd
lovers Is called to the fact that "W. L.
Slbson will have a paper this afternoon
on "The Rose in Oregon." and every
one Interested in tho subject is Invited
to attend. This will doubtloss h en
joyed by the many women of Portland
who so successfully raL fln
Today's programme follows:
Programme for Today.
fl:30 A. M. "Economic pyiiv.,.
Edmund P. Shelton. Portland" "TI11
Hop in Oregon." Albert Ray. Po'rtland?
TMie Home Orchard"
Scappoose; "Hood River Methods" vr'
H. Shenard. Hood Pk-nr- -nn
The Rose In Orecon ." w" j. s'iho
Portland: "The Outlook" R i!
Hood River. District reports: W K
Newell. Gaston: A. H. pjircnn tJLu..l
Judd Goer, Cove; R. H. Weber, The
Dalles; election of officers, new busi-
Orcgon Water Power Election.
At the annual meetlnc of th niny,-
era of the Oregon Water Power Company,
yesterday afternoon, the
directors which has served during the past
-' "" ic-nreieo. j nis board Is com
posed of William H. Hurlburt. J. Frank
" -"r, rrca s. .MOITIS and
A. B. Croasman. At the meeting the
routine business for the year was dis
cussed, and the general business of tho
company was gone over. It Is probable
that the same officers will be retained to
direct the board in Its work during tho
coming year. These are: W. H. Hurlburt.
president: J. F. Watson, vice-president:
W. T. Muir, secretary, and Fred S. Mor
How Detectives Learned the
Identity of the Slayer
ARLINGTON GIVES THE TIP
"Tattoo" Kelly Had Acted In lhc
Capacity of "Pigeon" for the
DONE BY "STOOL 11GEOXS."
The tool plscon" pyztexn In the
Centennial Hotel hold-up and murder
case, which has been solved by the
"syfttem." has worked two ways.
Kelly himself, a recognized "Moot
plKroa," killed Thomas Fleramlnga
while robbinc tne barroom with
"Hlney" Rassman. The crime wan
too larr for the department to over
look. And other "plceona" were 'or
dered te turn up the perpetrators,
which waa done tarouch the efforts
of Georpe Arlington, a "tool plseon."
and others who were ordered to work
up the case by the detectives.
Chief Crltzmaeher denied that the
"syiftem" was responsible for the
capture, and mid last nlsht that It
was not true. That "plKeoas," have
been worlclnc day" and night on the
case however. Is known, notwith
standing any statements to the con
trary from the Chief or detectives,
who desire all the story of maklnc
the capture. It In an open secret at
police headquarters that no one can
be turned up without the help et a
"plKeon" or by a confesMen, excowt
that detectives In occasional 'cases
may fall foul of a criminal thraich
One highwayman and a murderer. "Tat
too" Kelly, will probably be ssnt to the
gallows; another. "Helney" Rassman. will
probably be sentenced to the" Penitentiary
on a charge of highway robbery. a a re
sult of the Centennial Hotel hold-up and
murder case. By the confession of Rass
man. wormed out of him because of evi
dence given by "stool pigeons" who. to
gain a little protection, have worked on
the case with tho detectives, the
hold-up and murder mystery which baf
fled the sleuth department has been
cleared up, and the department Is being
congratulated on a capture of two dopper-
atc men. who would have remained at
large but for the "backsliding" of certain
'stool pigeons" who "peached."
Given the Information.
Five days before Rassman and Kelly
were arrested enough information to con-
ict both men was In the bands of the
District Attorney, but owing to the ab
sence of Rassman in Tacoma. Kelly was
not arrested. As soon a? Rassman was
located Kelly was taken Into custody
and arrangements for a confession were
Before Rassman was taken from the
Jail in Tacoma the doal was "framed."
Knowing that if taken from Tacoma he
would have to face a charge of murder
here he agreed to peach" on his mur
derous colleague. Rassman returned to
Portland without requisition papers and
came willingly and cheerfully with the
detectives sonj. to the Sound city to bring
mm here. He was confined in an exclu
sive cell, where neither Kelly nor any
other "stool pigeon" could get near him.
Kelly, who is to stand trial on the mur
der charge, instead of being confined In
the murderers' cell, is locked up with
other vags. criminals and "pigeons" In
the jail proper. To sec that the deal went
through Rassman s brother-in-law ar
rived In Portland Sunday afternoon to
look after his relative's Interests.
Is Carefully Coached.
When all was in readiness Rassman ex
pressed a desire to speak with the Dis
trict Attorney. He probably knew les.
of what a District Attorney is than a cow
about astronomy, but had been carefully
coached how to bring the meeting about.
Sunday night Rassman became impatient
for the interview and arrangements wero
made to meet District Attorney Manning!
Monday morning, which was done, and
the formality of a confession whioh would
look well only In writing was gone
through with, after it had been made a
eek before to the dctectlx'es.
Kelly and Rassman would both n rob-
ably have never been behind the bars If
it had not been for the "system." In this
case, however, the "system" has worked
both ways. Kelly, who has acted in the
capacity of. a "pigeon." and has been
confined in the city prison before, became
001a cnougn io commit murder, was ar
rested the day following, but wa re
leased. He told Rassman that thiri m
no danger and that he could remain In
Portland. He advised Rassman.
to leave the city for a while. But h
system," when public opinion was
aroused, was brought into vogue a train
and orders went sent out that the right
men must be turned up. Night after
night "pigeons" dropped into the station
to report progress.
George C. Arlington, Pigeon.
George G Arlington, who is himself a.
confessed conspirator In the hold-up busl
ness, and who will be held as a witness
against Kelly, was one of the hardest-
working "pigeons" on the sleuth depart
ment staff, and it was through him that
most of the evldenco was obtained upon
which the arrest of the two highwaymen
Arlington has occupied a. cell In the city
prison night after night on a charge of
vagrancy. He was ordered out of the city
by Judge Cameron, but. under the protcc
tion of Bruin's staff, was allowed o stay
in the city. He walked boldly into the
station at 1 o'clock Monday morning and
asked to see Bruin, and IT not Bruin, Kcr
ngan and Snow.
"I've worked for Bruin, Snow and Ker
rigan on this case, and I want to sec
them," said Arlington to Captain Bailey.
"I thought you were ordered out of the
city." said Captain Bailey.
"Well I was. but Cap Bruin said I could
stay, and I am going to be a witness for
Kerrigan and Snow In this Kelly bus!
ness, but after that I guess I will get
How the "Pigeons" Worked.
"Do you know that Kelly was one of
tne highwaymen who held up the Centcn
nlair was asked by an Orcgonlan re
porter, who was not known to Arlington.
'Do I know It? Well, say now, I know
that he hangs around Tom Fallon's dump.
and that he has asked me to go out with
him on some of his jobs. I know lots o
things that I won't tell. But I know this
'Helney has done Jobs here, and that
after each one he has disappeared for a
little while. I gue.is he went to Tacoma.
Say, who are you. anyway?"
The conversation was here cut off by
Captain Bailey ordering Arlington to be
locked behind the bars. Arlington smiled.
as much as to say that Bruin would sea
that he was released. Arlington was re
leased the following morning. An hour
following this another "pigeon" asked to
see Kerrigan and Snow, and they began
to arrive at the station in such numbers
that the Jail was almost swamped.
SPLIT ON WATER FRANCHISE
Mlhvauldc Council and Water Com
pany Cannot Agree on Terms.
The Milwaukic Council and the Milwau
kle ater Company have locked horns
over the question & a new franchise for
which the company made application at
the meeting Monday evening. C. Kerr,
O. B. Fisch and J. Bcrkemeir. residents.
are the owners of the present plant erect
od last year at a cost of $2000. As It cov
ers but a portion of the town, the com
pany aaxed for a franchise which would
enable it to extend mains and erect a
16.0CO-galIon reservoir east of the South
ern Pacific Railway. The ordinance pre
sented by the company gives the city 10
per cent of the profits, after operating
expenses are paid. Council asked that
the franchise be amended so that the city
woum receive 5 per cent of the gross in
come ot the company. All three members
of the company were present, and they
declared that they would not agree to
such terms, and no action was taken on
the ordinance. Members of the company
said that the income was small, and there
were no profits on the investment, and
now to tax the gross Income of the com
pany 5 per cent would be outrageous, and
they could not tolerate It.
They insist that they are a home com
pany and had put money in the nlant
more for the good of Mllwaukie than for
any great profit they expected from the
investment. The General Electric Com
pany had come In for a franchise, they
said, and had offered nothing in return.
and the owners of the Mllwaukie. Water
company could not understand why they
should be taxed 5 per cent on their gross
Income, which would amount practlcaily
to confiscation of their Investment.
Whether there will be a compromise re
mains to be seen.
At this meeting the Portland General
Electric Company presented an applica
tion for a franchise for 23 years in the
form of an ordinance, without restric
tions or giving the city anything. It was
ordered posted so the people could see its
On motion I. G rat ton was granted a
license o sell liquor at the Milwaukic
Clubhouse for one year. It was also vot
ed that the tax levy be fixed at 3 mills
Mayor Schindlcr made the following an.
polnlmcnt for the year: President of the
Council. PhlUp Strelb; finance. Council-
men juaunews and HIvely: fire and
water. Counciimen HIvely. Webster and
Strelb: health and police. Counciimen
Webster. Matthews and Hivclvr streets
and public property. Counciimen Strelb.
Webster and HIvely: llehts and fran
chises. Counciimen Strelb, HIvely and
The bonds of City Treasurer Lcyman
were approved, It was announced that
the city had purchased a hose reel and
Alexander Hamilton Banquet.
At the Hotel Portland tonlzht. thn
American Patriotic Club will commemo
rate the anniversary of the birth of Alcx-
anaer Hamilton with a banquet. It Js
expected that there will be a lanre at
tendance of members. The following nro-
gramroe has been prepared:
Address by the vice-president. W. D.
Wheelwright, who will be the tcastmaster;
"To the Memory of Our Ite President.
C. B. Bellinger." C E. S. Wood; "Alexander
Hamilton." Q force H. Williams: "United
States Finances." A L. Mills; "Empire
State The Home of Hamilton." Rev.
Stephen S. Wlce.
Chamber of Commerce Wil
TO NAME OTHER OFFICERS
Annual 3fectlng and Banquet of the
Organization "Will Be Held, Be
ginning at 6 o'clock
The annual meeting or the Portland
Chamber of Commerce will be held to
night at 6 o'clock, when the officers for
the ensuing year will be elected. Stand
Ing committees of the organization will
also submit their reports. Following the
election of the officers and the submitting
of the reports, the members of the Cham
ber of Commerce will adjourn to the Com
mercial Club, where a banquet will be
It is presumed, and the supposition is
based wholly upon the precedent which
has been followed for several years in the
election of officers, that R. R. Hoge will
be elected president to succeed W. D.
W heelwrlght. Mr. Hoge is now vice-pres
ident of the organization, and It has been
the custom of the organization to elect
the occupant of this position president at
the annual meetings. Whether this prece
dent will be followed this year Temains
to be seen, as no information on the sub
ject has been given out by the presiding
officers of the Chamber of Commerce.
- Will Submit Report.
At the business meeting tonight Presi
dent Wheelwright will submit a report on
what has been accomplished by the
Chamber of Commerce during the last
year. The transportation committee.
which submitted an extensive report sev
eral weeks ago. will submit an addition
to the first report.
The banquet will be one of the most
elaborate ever held In the City of Port
land, and it Is expected that it will be
attended by nearly 300 persons. All of
the members of the Chamber of Com
merce have been Invited, and many other
prominent citizens who are not members
of the organization will undoubtedly be
At the banquet the opening address will
be made by the newly elected president.
Other addresses will be made by W. W.
Cotton. H. M. Cake, president or the
Portland Commercial Club; Mayor Lane:
J. A. Filchcr. Commissioner from Cali
fornia to the Lewis and Clark Exposi
tion, and R. Livingstone. There will be
solos by J. W. Alexander, selections by
the Boyer Quartet, and other amusement
Reception Committee Chosen.
The reception committee, which will be
present to receive the guests and the new
L X. Flelschncr. W. L. Boise, Harry
L. Corbett. James Mcl. Wood. Henrv
Hahh. George Taylor. W. J. Burns. R.
Livingstone. S. M. Mears. Edward Cook-
Ingham. R. R. Hoge, Jay Smith. Huch
McGuIre, Julius L. Meier, Paul Wes
slnger. J. Ernest Laidlaw, A. H. Dex'crs.
Sol Blumauer. EL M. Brannlck. David X.
Mosessohn. W. D. Fenton, William Gads
by. J. L. Hartman. A. L. Craig. Adolphe
Wolfe. Dr. K. Jt. J. Mackenzie. S. G.
Reed. Lewis Russell. Ben Selling, W. H.
McMurray, Dr. H. W. Coe and Charles
OPTION OF SCHOOL GROUND
Midway Improvement Association
Wants Entire Block Secured.
At a meeting of the Midway Improve
ment Association, last eveninr. Pmnt
Gibson. presiding. It was decided to se
cure an option on an entire block or
ground for the proposed schoolhouse In
that neighborhood. A committee of five
was appointed to take the matter of se
curing this option. The Board of Educa
tion has decided to put ud a four.ronm
schoolhouse for next year at Midway.
The association also decided to ask for
five fire hydrants for that neighborhood.
This meeting was held in the new hall,
Mr. Gibson, president of the
declares that nothing less that an entire
block should be purchased for school pur
poses, as that section Is rapidly settling
up. "The Ladd tract." he said, "must be
tnrown on tne market, and it will s.itu
rapidly. We shall want a 10 or ls-room
schoolhouse before many years between
the Brooklyn and Sellwoood building
The plans for the four-room building- for
this section will Include the final erection
of a large building."
Harrlsburg Votes for Saloon.
HARRISBURG, Or.. Jan. 0. (Srjrlal
The election of officers to mvom thi-
clty for the ensuing year took place yes-
in a. very quiei ana orderly man
ner. Barney May was elected Mnvnr t
Anderson Recorder. F. J. Stenhpno
Marshal, J. L. Norwood Treasurer. Th
election of Counciimen hinged on the wet
and do question. The wets won hv
big majority and Harrisburg will have a
THE QUEEN OF
II BE FOOTPADS
Policeman and Watchman Ar
rest the Two.
SUSPICIONS WERE AROUSED
It Is Thought They Were Following
a Man With tho Intention of
Holding Him Up, When
They Were Captured.
WATCHMAX BEYERS ASSISTS
In the arrest of two men dunooeed
to be nlshway robbers early yester
day mornlnsr, Julius Beyers, a night
watchman, rendered -very valuable as
sistance to Patrolman Joon.'
Beyers Is a man of long- experience
In police work, and until the election
of Mayor Lane was a special police
man. He la now divested of author
ity, but maintains his Interests on
the same territory In opposition to
tho special officer appointed by Mayor
To efTect the capture of the two
suspects, who were believed to be following-
a man for the purpose of hold
ing him up. Patrolman Jodon needed
assistance, which was readily given
by Watchman Beyers.
Deputy City Attorney Fitzgerald yester
day morning delivered a ringing speech
to Municipal Judge Cameron. In which
he strongly urged that stern punishment
be meted out to vagrants, especially those
found on the streets at tmseemlv hnnn
of the night with loaded revolvers. For
the protection of the respectable citizens
of Portland, he declared, these offenders
must be dealt with in a harsh manner,
esneciallr lust at nresent. tvhn hnlH.nn
and robberies were frequent.
The direct cause of Mr. Fitzgerald's ad
dress was the presence of two young men.
claiming- to come from vvoodburn. one of
whom had a heaw-caliber revolver, loan
ed, when he was searched at police Head
quarters, at an early hour In the morn
ing. This man gave his name as Gordon
Dickie, and his companion gave the namo
of Esmond Hall. Both or these are be
lieved tO be fictitious. Both nrlsnnAn artl
suspected or being highwaymen, and were
caught by Patrolman Jodon and ex-Spe-
ciai Policeman Beyers at 1:30 A. M. at
First and Tavlor streets. Whin flrsf won
by the officer, they were walking rapidly
south on Third street, preceded about one
block by a man. who was hurrying as fast
as possinie witnout running.
The two Drisoners are helfcvpri tn haw
been about to hold ud and rob the- man
and It Is supposed he suspected they were
following him. as he was making rapid
time. As soon as the two strangers saw
the unirorm of aPtrolman Jodon. thtv
changed theJr route and turned cast at
the uniform of Patrolman Jodon, they
went to drive them toward First erj;nA.
cial Policeman Beyers stood at Flrt nni
Taylor and headed them off, assisting In
In the Munlrinal Court hoth nncnnra
declared they were entirely innocent of
wrongful intent, but Dickie pleaded guilty
to charges of roaming the streets after
forbidden hours and carrying a concealed
weaDon. His comnanlon nTdd not tnillttr
to an "after-hours" charge. Both de
clared they were from Woodburn, where
they said they had been working on the
section. However, they could not give the
names of any persons in Woodburn, or
the name of the section roreman.
Dickie said he and Hall had hn tn rzx
Douglas' North End saloon, and lcrt there
about 1 A. M. They intended going to
the St. Charles Hotel, he said, and they
knew where the hostelry was located, but.
strangely, they went two blocks past it.
Another peculiar ract brought out waa
that they did not bring their baggage up
town, but checked It at the Union Depot.
The officials believe this was a clever
act to dodge the police and escape from
Portland quickly, if occasion demanded.
All of these circumstances caused Mr.
Fitzgerald strongly to demand stern pun
ishment for such .characters. Judge Cam
eron held both prisoners, pending an In
vestigation, and the matter will be fur
ther heard this morning.
Many vagrants were before Judge Cam
eron, as usual, and were ordered to leave
the city. Patrolman Galbraith captured
four in the Burnslde Exchange. 235 Burn
side street, one of the North End resorts
against which the police are waging a
war at present. The necessity of rorming
a chain gang and establishing a rockpile
Is becoming more manifest each day. and
action looking toward this end will soon
be taken by the oMcIals of the court.
John Schacrer. charged with defrauding
Michael Greene, proprietor or the Garfield
Hotel, out or $S. was given until this
morning to settle up the account, and it
i3 believed ho will do this.
John Repp, a buttermilk peddler, is un
.der arrest, charged with assault and bat
tery, the complainant being W. H. Car
son. The latter is said to have made a
remark about the milk handled by Repp,
at which Repp took umbrage, and pro
ceeded to wreak his vengeance. The case
will probably be heard before Judge Cam
eron this morning.
SUPPLIED BY LI'S PLANT
ASSISTS SUCCESSFUL BIDDER
How It -Jlanagcs to Get a Division
Out of the Water-Maln
On November 27 last, the City Water
Board opened bids for supplying material
for the construction of a high-service wa
ter main from the Mount Tabor reservoir
to a connection with the mains in Kil
llngsworth avenue, a distance of approx
imately 39.CC0 linear feet.
Much surprise was expressed at the
time these proposals were opened that
the Oswego plant was not a contender
for the rich contract, involving, as it did.
an expenditure of something in excess -of
51v0.CC0. Public attention was directed to
this phase or the situation by reason or
the fact that a short time previously the
Oswego Company had been given the
same contract; but on account or the un
earthing or certain irregularities connect
ed therewith by The Orcgonlan, applying
chiefly to W. M. Ladd being- president of
the concern at the same, time that he was
the ruling spirit on the Water Board, the
contract was rescinded and new bids ad
vertised for. All the while that the pub
lic was on the anxious seat In the mat
ter, however. It waa observed that thn
officials of the Oswego Company mani
fested little concern, and the secret of
their fortitude in the matter developed.
yesterday when It became apparent that
they are sharing the benefits of the con
tract that went to the United States Cast-
iron & Foundry Company, of Chicairo.
which secured the coveted prize when the
final award was made.
Superintendent Dodge, or the City "Wa
ter Works, yesterday admitted that the
Oswego plant Is helping out its rival, but
excused the peculiarities or the transac
tion on the pica that the contract called
for certain deliveries by January 1, a
condition which the Chicago house was
unable to meet. He denied that there was
any Intrigue in relation to the bids, or
that the declination or the Oswego plant
to compete with the Eastern concern pos
sessed even the raintcst semblance of a
Arter serious Illness Hood's Sarsaparilla.
imnarts tho strencrth nnd -vlc-nf on m.i