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p THE HORSING- OKEGOyiAX, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 190G.
SITE FOR BRIDGE
Port of Portland Commission
Will Make Inspection
CONTENTION OF RAILWAY
ortn-jannk Jlond Shows Why the
Swan Island Crossing Is the
Best Place to Span the
uo study" iho Swan-Island hridRC
question, members of the Port of Port
land Commission will examine that
part of the river from a steamboat In
a. few days, accompanied by river pi
lots who aro opposed to allowing the
bridge at Swan Island, or want It built
fiO feet above low water, and by engi
neers of the North Bank railroad, which
seeks an inlet to Portland at that point.
The commission will then hold a con
ference with the pilots and represen
tatives of tnc railroad. This, meeting:
t-xppcieu i or toaay. dui cnairman
Pease, of the Commission, said last
night that It would not be held for
"Will Submit Report.
At the meeting, the railroad will sub
mit a report settintr forth that the
Swan-Island site is the best, not only
lor its own interests, but also for those
of navigation: that 44 feet above low
water is as high as the road can afford
to build its bridge and that (50 feet
would, be prohibitive. Tho report lias
been prepared by B. U Crosby, princi
pal assistant engineer. Vancouver-
rortiand bridge, and X. D. Miller, chief
onsineer of the road.
Tue railroad plan to establish a big
ireight yard north of Guild's likc, at
the western end of the bridge, owing
to the Inability of present freight yards
io Handle its traflie. The only ground
available tor the new yards is that
which the road lias selected.
Track Free of Curvature.
To the new yards, the railroad seeks
iiacK free of curvature and heavy
Kraoes. j ne bwan-Island brides will-
Afford that kind of track, but a bridge
nownere else will do so. If further
down stream, extreme curvature would
rosult. which tho road has avoided at
nigii expense all the way from Kenne-
-uid ii me bridge were raised to M
i t above high water, this would cause
a heavy grade, on the western ypproach,
"...v.,uui,, 1-urvamrc 10 eignt-
hhij. ui one oegree. which would bn
lour um.-s as heavy as the maximum
graue on the railroad.
Report of the Railroad.
The report of the railroad follows:
nAV.VIPJ,carlnB bofore the commission.
n i w,tn regard to
j-.vi.uacu uiiukc 01 me j'ortland &
w!f.I" .i"waf. a,cross tc Willamette
Co . " viiiiiuy 01 tne drydock, it
v,an urged upon the commission that the
clearance under its bridge above low to
i,aV Vwl 111 onier to accommodate
what Is known as the "mosquito licet."
fn towln pt,cularl" the boats employed
that the yards be kept above the deration
of that high water.
Tou will see that if the bridge In raised
to an elevation of 60rfeet above low wa
ter a connection with the present Xorth
Pacinc tracks could not be made until
the foot of Nineteenth street In the City
of Portland is reached, and that this
would require an embankment across
Guild's Lake averaging 30 feet in height,
with a maximum height in places of near
ly 40 feet, and over what is known as
Kltrldge Lake an average fill of over 45
fecL anrf m-pr ti-hat l l-nns-n nn TVnra np'
Lake a fill of 60 feet. The enormous quan
tity oi material required to make this em
bankment can be imagined.
As at present located the ground that
would be available for a yard between the
proposed location and the nresent North
ern Pacific main line will have to be tilled
to an averace of less than ton feet. s-
cepting the most southerly portion, which
ior a snort distance might require an
average of 15 to 20 feet. If the higher
grade line which runs out at Nineteenth
street is used, to use this same property
for yard purposes would require an addi
tional fill over the entire length of over
AVouId Exceed Maximum Grade.
,s the line Is loeaipd. this lnrmlnal vnnl
will have to be raised sufficiently In or
der to reach it on lh maximum irrarfo ho
that it will be itself on a trade of 0.2 nor
siujiini, towards tne south. A slight
grade of this sort in a yard, while not
aiways oesiraulc. is not a fatal objection;
iui u msicaa oi carrying out the maxi
mum grade, the track was carrion" Hnw-n
from the proposed greater elevation so as
to reach the crane of th xnrthpm Pa
cific track near the south end of the pro
posed yard and the yard built on that
Kittue. ii would thpn rmulrp n croon
through the entire yard of 0.6 per cent, or
wirce times tne maximum trade, and
very tram going north out of tho yard
nuum require to he immimhi nut nvr
grade of three times the maximum of the
J'ortland & Seattle Itailway. It would be
out of the question to raise the yards to
any such extent or to adopt any such
kiiuc ii. as would ne necessary, the
yard was kent down to the nresrnt nm-
posed elevation with a grade of 0.2 per
io reacn it irom tnc proposed eleva
tion oi w ieet aoove low water would re
quire a grade , of 0.8 per cent. In case
there should be misunderstanding with
regard to nirures shown on ihi nrnnio
where 0.C1 is shown, we will explain that
the. resistance due to the curvature at
inis noint manes un th luianno nr th
0.8 per cent. This grade would be four
times the maximum .of the Portland &.
Seattle Kallwav. and would moan that a
given engine could pull less than TA per
cent of its train over that grade as com
pared with what It could null on th hni-
ancc of the road.
"What the Profile Shows.
Reference to iho nrofli win cin- u-,
the adODtlon Of this lilehor nlnu-ittftn .-IU
also raise the srnri north nf tUn nnmn,
crossing, and that, using the maximum
grado of 0.2 per cent. It will not intor-sort
with the nresent located irmAn iin ,,..n
it reaches a point nearly 2 miles north
f the north end of the bridge; that the
embankment between n ntu
the bridge and the hill at St. Johns will
have a maximum height of 70 feet and
that It will averaco Oi fiv v .m
notice that Hie grade through the hill will
fc iifp very materially, reducing the
amount of earth which will be available'
. r V'?rn,bankmpnt on the north side of
the MIIamette and al.n nn
of the Columbia River north of the cut
and for .the large amount of filing iiccp.
sary on the south side of the Willamette
' vonKineni and yards.
It would annrnr in nu ilmi
slon can clearly see. from the forecolng
statoment that any action on their part
plac iig the bridge at such an elevation
"um iiu pivicjiiiy pronioitivc.
Principal Assistant Jiiiciner Viitifv..fi.
N. n "rit.T.T?r
Chief Engineer l'ortland & Scattie Ry.
HANDS WON'T TALK
Refuses on Witness-Stand to
WALLULA PACIFIC OFFICIAL
Hill lcn Declare That Road Is
Harrlman Dummy, Purpose or
Which Is to Block the
VANCOUVER, Wash., Jan. 21
Adopting the tactics of -well-known
Eastern magnates who refuse to answer
when trust Inquiries arc instituted
Senator E. M. Rands, of Vancouver,
secretary of the Wallula Pacific, for
merly the Columbia Valley Railroad
Company, has declined to give the
names of the owners of the road or the
intentions of the stockholders In regard
to its construction. In a suit now pend
ing, in which the Columbia Valley is
the plaintiff, and William McCready,
homesteader o Klickitat County,
Washington, is defendant. It which the
railroad company is suing for the per
formanco of a contract, alleged to have
been entered Into some years ago be
tween the corporation and the settler,
and involving the transfer of a right
of way across the McCready farm. Sen
ator Rands has defied the authority of
the courts to make him tell the secrets
of the company, and while Special Com
missioner Frank E. Vaughn, before
whom the examination of Witness
Rands was conducted, had not the
power to commit the recalcitrant for
contempt, a second hearing is expected
to come up before Judge W. W. McCre-
dle, of the Superior Court, when Sena
tor Ran.Is is liable to be lined for con
tempt of court if he persists In his re
fusal to answer the questions put to
Backed by Hill Attorneys.
JOINT RATES FOR SOUND
j.n-v.'i.v .uj Settle rrM.
PETE WITH PORTLAND.
O. R. &
Gives Tlin.cn f"lflc
Samc Tariff Into Eastern
. The reason advanced for th!. hoin
it would be dangerous for these towboats
to atteillDt to take a raft nf lnn
the bridge if they were limited to tho i'A
.draw,Ic.nlnSS which it Is proposed to Joint rates on hay. barlev. and nni. t
Joint rates on merchandise from Ta.
u-uinn. ana Seattle To all no nts on the
a. in fc-astern Washington, and
OPWlDW M 'eit Tjeona and Scattie from .nVl T Eastern
.lauiiisiuii puinis on tne u. R. & x.
line have been decided upon and will be
made effective on Fehrtmrv t h.
" -'tt'"'i oy me parties who urged
ihit fri,CqU,fSr.,.enL , upon, the commission
. nj additional grade which would be
,-1'"" un uie ranroaa would not be anv
particular disadvantage, as it would not
be excessive. 1
Presents Its Statement.
In answer to tho claims mo.i i. ,i
the railway company presents the
iiKflu,1? the j'upstion of danger to
T,. ,ui " Jl woulu nard y seem
that this Doint was -n-oii toi.. i
Tc S, fact ,that the opening prodded is
A.. !,.,," ' l,,u" ai an other bridce
Xcth; wi,Ianiette River "rough which
un- wining raits of loc
fvery day. and in a location where ever?
I bR. to e Passed at a different
r.V?..u t . nerp, mere is not room
-..v,ue,n uruirt'ii me two Wldges for tho
boat to get her tow of logs straightened
out before reaching the next bridge
whereas In the case of the bridge as ro-
ffiV1 18 ,a 5lra-ht run for ' the
ftrldge for nearly a mile and a half b".
uw,,d 11 wouII sent as though there
o?nUld,?c n diffleully whatever in a boat
going through either one or the other of
the two openlnge.
AVouId Give Temporary Relief.
i,.n if th? i,n.dCp raised to the
height requested, it would only accommo-
il X b2ats dur5n,T a Portion of the
jear. as whenever the water was un in
freight department of tho. HnrrimnA iin
These rates are made in connection with
11,1 -uriaeni macule via Wallula Junc-
liun. ana anect tne entire O. R. & X.
ivrmory in iastern Washington.
These new rates are the samo a lhnc,
which apply from Portland to the terri
tory, and will allow the Pinroi fin.mrt
ciwcs io enter tne Jobbing field on an
equal footing with Portland in what has
heretofore been Portland
Similar tariff- In connortinn linnot really prevent the new road U a.
Great Xorthern are In course of prepar- surpd- I,ut It can doubtless obstruct con-
uuuii. ana n is n oped by the freight dc- I ""-""" " nunn-oaiiK line -and post
partment of the O. n. x. v . , pone its entry Into Portland "
into effect on the same dato n-ift, "Tlie men whose names annear behind
other innovations. the Wallula Pacinc could not 1.1.11,1 -
The ner' rates are the final ron 'wheelbarrow track through Vancouver on
...X, -Muiiiuu iiiHi was oeen carried on by I , , , w. ' wn-u a urn oin-
the jobbers of Piicoi- Snunj - i - cla'. but It is conceded that hi
.iu wiiil-u .iMiation nas toeen championed I - i yperuoic.
The homesteader, McCready. was rep
resented by James B. Kerr, assistant
general counsel for the Northern Pa
cific, with ofllces at St. Taul and at
torney also for the Portland &
Seattle Railway, and A. L,. Miller, local
counsel it Vancouver for the North
ern Pacini. Senator Rands was repre
sented ly .Martin U Pines, of Portland.
and it was upon the suggestion of his
counsel that the witness remained
mute. Mr. Kerr aked that tho min
utes of all the. moctlngs of the hoard
of trustees of the Wallula Pjrlfl l.o
Introduced. This was declined by S
rotary Hands, with tho oxcention that
he offered to exhibit the minutes of tiie
meeting at which the line was located.
uecds for the right of way and the cor
respondence concerning proxies from the
New York stockholders were asked for.
but Mr. Rands declined to produce them.
Mr. Kerr wanted to know where th
money came from to organize the corpo
ration, but no answer was forthcoming
to this query, cither. Secrctarv Rands
was asked If the New York stockholders
instructed him about the construction of
the road. This remained unanswered.
Mr. Kerr asked the witness if there was
a resolution of intent to build the road.
As to all these pertinent questions Sena
tor Rands returned the stereotyped answer
that he declined to answer for the pres
ent, upon the advice of his counsel. Mr.
Kerr wanted to know if the Wallula Pa
cific had any authority to go through -th
military' reservation at Vancouver Bar
racks. Secretary Rands also refused to
Gcrllngcr Xot Disturbed.
L. Gerllnger, president of the Wallula.
x-u:j.ic views aenator uands action with
equanimity. "Rands could not tell who
owns the road If he wanted to. h de
clared. "He does not know who owns It."
There arc a score of other railroad men
who. although not so near the workln
affairs of the mysterious Wallula Pacinc
claim a closer knowledge of the road than
Its own officers.
"There is nothing to ft." say railroad
men. The Wallula Pacific never intoiwie
to build anywhere, and Is maintained for
the sole purpose of delaying the construc
tion of the Portland & Seattle. Thnt It
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AD. MEN HOLD SESSION
Man to IncTcn.vc -Membership n (j,c
The Portland Ad. Men's league heltl it
regular semi-monthly session in the towr
room of the Chamber of Commerce last
iiiKht with a good attendance. Th
sion was a business one. :iml sonm foa
tures f th by-laws were disciisecd with
a view to Improving tin organization. It
was deckled that hereafter absent mom.
bers might retain membership by the pay-
im-ni ui . inr, uisinu or 9 cents a
mouth, as is now renuireI. which Ik "th
same as the dues coik-ctcd from resident
Sliort discussions of various
advertising were discussed hv S H t.vii-
janoer. t,eorg. Estes. R. M. Hall, chair- f
man of the exi-cuHvo committee, who. In
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the absuiK-e of rreWent II. c. 'hitiir
occupied the chair: C. J. Owen. Kmil Held.
. B. Porter. Secretarj- Soil Dozorth ami
It was deckled that h t-HmiMirii for ..
members shouM le begun, as it luut
found there are many residents of Port
land eMeible to ntembership who havf ihH
beu Invited to Join. Upon the suggestion
f Mr. Kites, a novel ilan will im-.IujKk-
Ih adoptwl to lengthen the membership
roll. On a certain !ay r man who has
been selected as a dt-sirabb
tne i-ague win revive a runiber or lottcrs
irom morns asking lam to join tl'
ganizatkiii. In i-ase he does not imme
diately sign an application, an equal num
ber of other members will write to him
ihi the day followlnr. .umI ench duy he
will receive numerous InvUatloiis to join.
In case tiie apjrals !tllf go unheeded. It
is propoeed thtit each memlier write to
the prospective Ad. Man on the same
day. asking him to Join.
Mr. Kt-3 to'd his experience- in organ
izing the telegraphers on thu Southern
racilie some years ago. which ho accom
plished by this means, unionizing the
men. from Portland to New Orleans, rim-
man in t tan proved obdurate.' and at Iat
1000 letters were sent this operator on on
day. asking him to join the union. The
appeal failed, and Mr. Kstes said he then
wrote to tho Czar of Russia, asking him
to write the man and ask him to join the
union. Whether the Czar ever did or not.
Mr. Estes said he never learned.
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fore been practlcallv Poriln,i 'frrH.
alone with the Seattle and Tacoma mer
chants, and enlarge the jobbing and
iwiuu-Hie ai.trici8 or tho oIMm -n-uii
It acts in the reverse with Portland. The
esiamisnment or the rates means that
jrwiwrtiiu jooDcrs win nave active com
thnxtSlixkSfS ,wIamette Rivers petition in the intermounUdn field, where
bnoVe 1 aa uuuer tno ciurc mis time tnoy nave had no more
.With regard to the statement thai tha" PBlVe
increase in c-rade rennlrwi nr,,,i,i c
a serious inconvenience to the railwav
company, it is to be considered that this
o?monLlsspc!dln a cO' large amount
of money to obtain a low-srade line as
an entrance to the City of Portland- thai
anVKTi Rrade from P8CO to Port!
and is 0.2 of 1 per cent, or practically 10 -feet
per mile. We are now nifcnrf 'ti,-.
uSo6"!1 Lth.e lnr expenditure A
A.YJiX l .i. 1"U''ULU io mtiKe ana Intro
TAUTFEST HAS XARROW
CAPE FROM DEATH.
As an Inrtlontlnn nr ... .
filling to do Tto avoid heaVycK fJSS
Y ? mrUkem."J. cite the-cso
buildimr a linA r.YucV w,"Lcn .to.dn5'
,rSc;'t ?.u"? "SiLiSftt over tlie
ri o Z " L5.r,"ana ani Trout-
Hcscucd by His Brother and Two
Firemen, Who Hastily
Dig Him Out.
Dummy for Hnrrimnn.
The consensus of opinion Is that ih
mysterious road is a dummy, deftly
worked by Harrlman wires for nutmcM
of guarding the rich territory so lonir
monopolized by him to the last possible
The surveys for the routo nf ih w.iin.
la road were made from Kennewick to
Hwaco. "Wash., six years nco. umlir tiiA
name of tho Columbia Valley. This cor
poration claims the right of way by vir
tue of contracts executed at thai ina
with the owners of land nlnnr- t
jected route. Recently th propertios were
irauficrrca io tnc wallula Pacinc, and It.
Is said the thin disguise of thn ruirrkAcn
the road fell off revcallmr a cchnmn V
nurriman people to block the entry of the J
mil road. That it Is to be used to wrinr '
concessions from the Hill forces in return J
for the removal of the obstacles to a j
speedy entry Into Portland by HIU ts said !
iu oe tne coven purpose of the nanor mil
iuiu. ivnai i esc overtures ix-iii v ir
mis is me intention or tne Harrlman man
agers, has not been divulged, and no prop
ositions have been made for an exchange
4viviiw. mj lar as Known.
dale, notwithstanding iV 7."u..ou.t- a i '
j .,7. . "- wi iiiaL in I " '"'he ijjvu ui men. irnmnn onH .Viii
20 miles of addi ionVlnn'nr f ren Std Jlth bated "hW talf an
their trains over a dlStanS fof nra fS hour yesterday afternoon on a vacant lot
,,yuV' as against -the present distant 3,lcei,l-n ano 'aer streets, while M.
dUI " fher words. they Increase their A' Tautfest worked desperately 20 feet
. " -" . "y ' vein, xxi oruer to put
out that grade. cut
Tract for Freight Yards.
our commission will understand that
in order nroDerlv to hanrii 'rii"a5
that will be brought in over this r-il S
inS n-.?ie.5f,?V Pvide a rgc tract of
.v., ounuuig mi niu puriioses ot lavlni
out a yard in which the freight trains as
they are brought in can be broke ? tor
purposes of switching to the various in-
irTinc no k Cl' anxi in 'n'ch also the
inr r t,. ' V"'"u" "-Torture, from
tvilioi, f?;:if"Yi "t we think.
underground to dig his brother out fm
a heavy cave-In. Assisted by Captain El-
11011. or xrucK uno. j. ana captain Delanev
or engine .o. 3. or the fire department,
and Patrolman Venable. the man whoe
life was despaired of was lifted out and he
It was 30 minutes of awful suspense for
the man under the crushing weight and
4U1 "'V Promcr wno was working so des
perately 10 save His life. Although the
exact extent of the injuries Is not known
Assistant City Physician Spencer states
uiai e oeueves mere will be no serious
results. The victim's head and left arm
-u"iovu. uui ne is oeneved to be In
good condition otherwise.
The Tautfests were engaged in digging
loubtediy familiar with the condi-
the hanks nf Mm Wlll .
Ti1!110 country adjacent thereto, that
fn3Sd-y-r,land h'fh is a-ailable
:w ir.r. .f"oco. 01 a yara jyjnjr south of
nronosed line t a own Detween the " locate a sewer that empties intr. th
.OTedpr?seenrhPer SiTS? i" &t St
South of ther tho fi r , i 1 ' a 1 had a large hole down to a t.
thr i,in7v;.(v. yl oeiween fr tx',u- .u... " . "4 ooui
- . j-. .vui. ..uiuieru i-ac np Hniirno ri i - v-v-- iiicv were n-nrvini, t -v
tiie rtver narrows tr.. "7: ".cl"u n'rinntr vt... " .
short distance. ha J irr.,?."uJ" I Z.ZTi" .f tne banks
After crossing SSiiA--. T ?""B 'Ke u.uu.c"iy. vea ,n' ourying A. Tautfest.
is covered with induuS "il vFSSfrt f" SP an alarm, and firemen
wuuio De practically imoossihlp m ftKtoiU I juicers responded promntiv
anv nrnner vnr-rf.r'lt!0??10.16 !. Obtain I PThllf. thv n-nrirc. promptij.
dreds gathered to witness their efforts
" me victim was taken
rr, ,rr":?,.i.i"e ton H9.
-" vuiumuia nireets.
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The line as now located with the maxl
muni , grade reaches the grade of the n??i
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