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TIIE 3IORXIXG OBEGONIAX, SATUKPAY. SEPTEMBER 1, 1906.
HILL" ROADS ANSWER
File Cross-Bilk in Injunction
Suit Brought by 0. R. & N.
ATTACK COMMISSION LAW
Claim Act Creating Body Is Uncon
stitutional and Void Point Out
It Permits. '
. OLYMPIA, Wash., Aug. 31. (Special)
The Northern Pacilic and Great
Northern today each served on At
torney General Atkinson a cross bill of
complaint In the Injunction proceedings
begun before the Federal Court at
Seattle and set by Judge Hanford for
hearing: September 8. The bills filed
by thtse roads follow the general lines
laid down by the Oregon Railroad and
Navigation Company in Its complaint.
, The railroad commission law Is de
clared to be unconstitutional and void
on the grounds
First that it discriminates between
common carriers operated by steam
and taeir competitors operated by elec
Second that it does not provide
for as fair. Impartial and complete
a hearing for any railroad company as
it does for shippers " who make com
plaints to the commission.
The Great Northern pleads further
that it Is injured by the order of the
railroad commission compelling It to
deliver wheat at Tacoma, thus com
pelliriK It to divide its revenue with
the Northern Pacific to reach a market
that is not any better than the Seattle
market. It contends, therefore, that
no Injury can be shown as a result ol
its refusal to deliver wheat to Tacoma,
CONRAD'S CRIME IS OUTLAWED
Tacoma Councilman ..Cannot Be
Ousted Even If Found Guilty.
TACOMA, Wash., Aug. 31. (Special.)
Even though the Council, at its hearing
of the charges against Councilman Con
rad, on September 20, finds him guilty and
declares his seat vacant, Conrad may, if
he so desires, serve out his term. This
is the opinion of some of the ablest attor
neys in the city. If the Council should
declare Mr. Conrad guilty he can, ff he
desires, take the matter into tho Superior
Meanwhile, there is no law to prevent
him from holding his seat and performing
his duties as Councilman, and it would be
impossible to get the case through the
tiuprcme Court before his term of office
expires, next March.
Another interesting point Is that the
crime of soliciting a bribe, as it is defined
by the state laws, can be committed by
state legislators only. That leaves the
crime, If committed by a Councilman, a
common-law crime, and the Btatute of
limitations for a common-law crime is
According to the charges preferred, the
alleged crime was committed August 30
of last year, and is outlawed.
SKELETONS NOT RECOVERED
Surf Prevents the Searchers From
Reaching Scene of Valencia.
VICTORIA, B. C. Aug. 31.-The Gov
ernment steamer Quadra arrived today
from the west coast. The steamer was
unable, owing to a heavy surf, to In
vestigate the finding of a lifeboat with
eight skeletons In It in a cave, 000 yards
from where the Valencia was wrecked
with such heavy loss of life in January
last. A report was brought to the Agent
of Marine from Ughtkeeper Daykin, at
Carnianah, by the Quadra detailing the
circumstance of the ghastly discovery.
A life raft was In an adjoining cave, but
there was no sign of anyone having
reached shore in it.
I.lghtkeeper Daykin reported to the
effect that Identification of the bodies
was considered impossible. He believes
the boat and the skeletons could be re
covered with favorable weather condi
tions. KILLS OLD-TIME ENEMY.
MontanaMan Evens Up Scores With
a Revolver Bullet.
MISSOULA. Mont., Aug. 31. A special
dispatch to the Missoullan from Saltese
tonight says that Ed Flynn, a mining
man, was shot and instantly killed by
Alvin McKtnney at 6 o'clock this eve
Ing. There had been a standing quarrel
between the two men for years, and Mc
Klnney bears tho scar from a bullet said
to have been fired by Flynn years ago.
Both men had been drinking today, and
when they met, Flynn drew a knifn and
attacked McKinney Inflicting several
slight wounds. McKinney thereupon drew
a revolver and fired two bullets into
McKinney Is under arrest and will be
brought to Missoula tomorrow.
FATAL ACCIDENT AT ELMA
Ethan Wathers Knocked Into Mill
pond by Falling Saw log; .
ELMA, Wash.. Aug. 31. (Special.)
Ethan Wathers was knocked off a car by
a log which he was unloading today
and thrown Into the mlllpond of the
White Star Lumber Company, being
killed either by the blow, or stunned and
drowned. The body was recovered 30
Wathers was about 30 years old, and
leaves a wife and one child. He was
a member of the Odd Fellows, and had
lived here many years.
TRACK CLEAR- AT CANTARA
Five Belated Southern Pacific Trains
Pass Through Ashland.
ASHLAND. Or.. Aug. 31. (Special.)
The Southern Pacific track was finally
cleared at Cantara today and tonight five
belated through trains reached Ashland
en route to Portland. The first train
carried the California delegation to the
Irrigation Congress at Boise and the
last section will have the Los Angeles
excursionists to the Orient.
DEAD OF TIIE NORTHWEST
EUGENE. Or., Aug. 31. (Special.) Ar
thur Comegys. a former Southern Pacific
agent, died at the home of his parents.
Mr. and Mrs. Presley Comegys. here to
tUy of consumption. Illness compelled
him to quit work as agent for the-Southern
Pacific at Salem. Comegys was a
native of Lane County, aged 32 years.
Hla wife survives him.
LA GRANDE. Or.. Aug. 31. (Special.)
Micajah Baker died at his home In
this city, Wednesday evening, at the age
of TB years. He had been in falling
health for more than a year and his
death was not unexpected. Mr. Baker
was a pioneer of the valley, coming here
with his family in the Fall of 1862. When
he took up his residence in La Grande
and began the practice of law, the town
could boast of only five houses.
During his active life Mr. Baker was
one of the foremost men in the com
munity, political and otherwise, and was
identified in the promotion of all public
enterprises. He was one of the founders
of the old Blue Mountain University, as
well as one of the organizers of the La
Grande National Bank, of which Insti
tution he was the first president.
Mr. Baker leaves, besides a wife, seven
children, as follows: Joseph F., Sanford,
Horace G., Lloyd L., James V., Mrs
Jessie G. Watott and Miss Carrie B
BOY DROWNED AT " ASTORIA
Eight-Year-Old William Haggblom
Falls From Launch'.
ASTORIA, Or., Aug. 31. (Special.)
William Haggblom, the 8-year-old son
of Captain and Mrs. John Haggblom,
was drowned this evening by falling
overboard while attempting to board his
father's launch, The S. Schmidt & Co.,
which was lying at her wharf.
The body was recovered about two
FINDS NOTE IN BOTTLE SET
ADRIFT IN 1882.
Dropped Overboard at Norfolk, Va.,
and Picked Up in the
SEATTLE, Wash, Aug. SI. (Special)
Aa the bark Golden Gate kicked up
her heels to the freshening breeze
which drove her merrily out of the
Norfolk. Va., harbor on June 12. 18S2,
first Mate Joseph Keller inclosed a
note in a tightly sealed bottle and
dropped it over the side.
Two weeks ago, G. W. Loveberry,
who lives at South Seattle, saw a bot
tle bobbing np and down in the waters
of Puget Sound. He fished the bottle
out, opened it and found In It the note
written by First Mate Keller nearly a
quarter of a century ago. '
Mr. Loveberry forwarded the note
to Norfolk and has received word that
an attempt is being made by residents
of that city to locate, it possible, the
writer or some one of his relatives.
Other bottles containing notes have
been found floating in the ocean at
various times, but it is doubtful It there
is a case on record where one has
drifted as far, or so long as has the
ono in question.
Mr. Loveberry states that the paper
was in a good state of preservation, but
the writing was nearly undecipherable
on account of age.
DROWNED IN THE COWLITZ
A. Sinclair, of Oregon City, Falls
From Steamer's Deck.
KELSO. "Wash., -Aug. 31. A. Sinclair, a
deckhand on the steamer Northwest, fell
from the boat into the waters of the
Cowlitz River about 1:S0 o'clock this
morning and was drowned. The exact
cause of the Accident is unknown, but
it is said that Sinclair was slightly un
der the Influence of liquor. The unfor
tunate man s parents reside at Oregon
City, on Fifth street, and Chief of Police
Burns, of that place, was notified by
long-distance telephone, and broke the
news of the accident to them. Ail ef
forts to find the body have so far proved
Falls From Porch In Sleep.
WOODBURN, Or., Aug. 31. Bert
Gossage, an employe on the Southern
Pacific oil tank at this point, was
found in front of the Smallman boarding-house
this morning in an uncon
scious condition. During the night he
had gone out of a second-story win
dow to the porch roof and rolled off
to the ground. Dr. Shorey was called
in and found a fracture of the collar
bone and concussion of the brain.
The man is in a serious condition.
He Is single and his parents are prom
inent citizens of Petaluma, Cal.
Satsop Rancher Is Murdered.
MONTESANO, Wash., Aug. 31. Ernest
Maas, a Satsop rancher, lies dead in the
hospital here, as the result of wounds
Inflicted by George Spaulding, a neigh
bor, about ten days ago. The quarrel
was directly traceable to a family feud
of long standing, which reached its cul
mination when some of Maas' cattle got
out and wandered onto land belonging
to Spaulding. Spaulding objected to their
presence, and upon the appearance of
Maas a heated argument took place,
followed by blows.
Pacific Traction Enters Tacoma.
TACOMA, Wash.. Aug. 31. The Pacific
Traction Company has finally carried its
fight against the Tacoma Railway &
Power Company Into the city. The Coun
cil has granted the Pacific Traction three
franchises for lines in the city proper that
will parallel those of the T. R. & P.
General Manager Felt announces that
this means that the Pacific Traction in
tends to have lines throughout the city in
competition with the Tacoma Railway &
Geer Takes Editorial Charge.
PENDLETON, Or., Aug. 31. (Spe
cial). T. T. Geer today assumed full
editorial charge of the Pendleton Trib
une and from this time on will devote
his energies to newspaper work in the
Eastern Oregon field. He has pur
chased a half interest In the plant from
E. P. Dodd, its former owner and will
control the editorial policy of the paper,
while Mr. Dodd will assume the duties
of the business management.
Stolen Papers Are Recovered.
ASHLAND, Or., Aug. 31. (Special).
Boys playing under the railroad trestle
which spans Ashland Creek found the
valuable papers, which together with
JlOO in cash were secured by the bur
glars who cracked the safe in Holms
Bros, store In this city recently. The
box which had contained the cash was
also found with Its lock broken. The
burglars had apparently stopped at this
spot to divide their plunder.
Carnahan's Bond Is Approved.
ASTORIA. Or., Aug. 31. (Special.)
Clark W. Carnahan received a telegram
this evening from the Acting Secretary
of the Treasury, stating that his bond as
Collector of Customs at Astoria had been
approved and instructing him to take
the oath of office and enter upon the
duties at once. Mr. Carnahan will as
sume the office tomorrow morning.
Drowned In Yellowstone Park.
HELENA. Mont.. Aug. 31. A meager
account was received here today of a
double drowning in the Yellowstone Lake
In the National Park, cays a Record spe
cial from Livingston. Six people were
out In a rowboat fishing. The lake be
came rough and the boat capsized. A
soldier and a tourist were drowned.
Will Not Ask Railroads for Re
ports Under Law of 1885.
BELIEVES IT IS REPEALED
Passes Matter Up to Governor Who
Can Instruct Prosecuting Attor
neys to Take Action If
He Sees Fit.
SALEM, Or., Aug. 31. (Special.)
That the act of 18S5, requiring rail
roads to report annually to the Secre
tary of State, was repealed by the act
of 1887 creating the Railroad Commis
sion and the act of 1898 repealing the
act of 1887, is the opinion of Secretary
of State Dunbar. Recently a question
was raised whether the act of 1885 had
been repealed and Governor Chamber
lain wrote to Mr. Dunbar asking him
to call upon the railroads for annual
reports. Mr. Dunbar not only believes
that the act has been repealed but feels
quite certain that if it be still in force
It 18 the duty of prosecuting attor
neys, under the direction of the Gov
ernor, to compel compliance with its
Hence he will not call upon the rail
roads for reports. It will then be up to
Governor Chamberlain to take such
steps as he may deem best.
Revealed Railroad Profits.
The reports provided for by the act
of 1885 contained such information as
would show the net profits or losses
of the operation of a railroad. The re
ports were to be filed in the office or
the Secretary of State. When the Leg
islature of 1887 created a railroad com
mission it provided that the commis
sion should have power to prescribe
the form of these reports and that the
reports should be filed with the com-
Isslon. The Legislature in 1898 re
pealed the act of 1887 and in doing
so referred to chapter 73 of Hill's code
of which the act of 1885 was a part.
in such a way that it might be under
stood that the latter act was ex
Always Treated "as Repealed.
All previous state administrations
and the railroads have construed the
act of 1898 as repealing all of chapter
73 of Hill's code. In the Bellinger &
Cotton code the act of 1885 was re
tained with the explanation that there
may be some doubt whether it has
But Secretary of State Dunbar sees
nothing In the law that authorizes him
to call upon the railroads for reports.
On the contrary, the act of 1885 ex
pressly provides that in case of ta.il
ure to report, prosecutions shall be
brought by the District Attorneys.
under direction of the Governor.
He will therefore leave the Governor
to test the validity of the law in the
maner which the law Itself points out.
FIRE CHIEFS CLOSE SESSION
Convention at Calgary a Pleasant
Affair Meet Next at Centralla.
CALGARY, Alberta, Aug. 31. (Special.)
-The 14th annual convention of Pacific
Coast Fire Chiefs1 closed today after a
most successful meeting. About 100 del
egates attended the meeting and many
instructive papers were read. The session
ended this morning with the election of
officers for the ensuing year. Chief
Thomas Watson, of Victoria, was chosen
President, and Chief Foster, of Astoria;
Chief Grainger, of Davenport, and Chief
Kelly, of Wallace, vice-presidents for Ore
gon, Washington and Idaho, respectively.
Chief Yoran, of Eugene, was unanimous
ly elected secretary.
David Campbell, of Portland, retired
from the chair amid cheers- and to the
tune of "He Is a Jolly Good Fellow,"
having proved himself one of the most
popular presidents the association has
ever had. -
The next convention will be held at
The afternoon was spent in Are drills
and a drive about Calgary. The conven
tion closed with a banquet to the chiefs,
tendered by the City of Calgary.
PRIMARY FIGHT IS CLOSE
LEGISLATIVE TICKET UNCER
TAIN IN SEATTLE.
Republican Leaders Test Their
Strength All County Offi
cers to Be Renominated.
SEATTLE. Aug. 81. (Special.) The Re
publican primaries held tonight were pro
ductive of fights only in a few precincts
where legislative interests were at stake.
In the close Senatorial contests George U.
Piper settled .'the question of his control
of the Thirty-fourth District by winning
almost every precinct. He took the fourth
precinct of the Fourth Ward, where a
hard fight was made against him, 4 to 1.
A. T. Van de Vanter and R. D. Nichols
will have to stack up against each other in
the convention to settle the Thirty-first
District fight E. M. Williams has won, on
the face of the returns, against "Watson
Allen in the Thirty-second. Howard
Sweeney will probably defeat A. H. Beebe
for Representative in the Thirty-seventh
Senatorial District, which E. B. Palmer
represents at present In the Senate.
It appears tonight that the entire list of
county officers eligible for renominatlon
will be on the ticket again, and In addi
tion A. L, Rutherford will be named as
Commissioner in the North District and
T. A. Parish will be chosen for Assessor.,
The certainties in the Senatorial fights
are I. B. Knickerbocker, P. L. Allen.
George U. Piper, Joseph Lyons and Robert
Booth, with R. D. Nichols and E. M. Wil
liams as probable nominees, and either
D. C. Conover or Joslah Collins as a vic
tor over State Senator W. G. Potts.
Conover can win this fight if the matter
of five delegates' votes is settled tomor
row, but this outcome is uncertain. Potts,
though badly cripple politically, is not yet
entirely out of the fight.
The convention will be held Tuesday.
PIONEER KILLED IN RUNAWAY
A. F. McBrlde Meets a Violent Death
Near Sweet Home.
LEBANON, Or., Aug. 31. A. F. Mc
Brlde, a prominent farmer and a pio
neer of Linn County, was accidentally
killed late yesterday afternoon near
Sweet Home by being thrown from a
wagon loaded with lumber. For many
years he had lived on a farm near
Waterloo, five miles above Lebanon,
on the Santiam. Yesterday morning
he went to the John Weddle sawmill.
above Sweet Home, for a load of lura
ber. After getting his load he started
home and a short distance from the
mill, in coming down a steep hill, the
team ran away and threw him from
the wagon, th wheels passing over
'ntm, breaking his legs and crushing
his body in a fearful manner, from the
effects of which he died in about an
hour, before medical attendance ar
rived. He was an early pioneer to
Oregon, an Indian war Veteran and
was 77 years old. He leaves a widow
and two grown children.
STOLEN HORSES RECAPTURED
Grant County Officers Also Capture
Alleged Thief In Idaho.
BAKER CITY, Or., Aug. 31. (Special.)
As the result of instructions from the
owner , to get the animals and the thief
at any cost, officers from Grant County
today passed through Baker City with
19 stolen horses and the alleged rustler,
Ed Williams. The animals were taken
from McHaley, the stock king of the
John Day Valley, who gave the order to
break up a desperate gang.
The horses were found in Pocatello,
Idaho, in Williams' charge. The chase
cost $700, more than the animals were
FREEZES OUT FOREIGNERS
CHINA SHUTS THEM OUT OF
CONTROL OF CUSTOMS.
American and British Merchants
Alarmed at Enmity China Will
Imitate Japan's Constitution.
VICTORIA, B. C, Aug. 31. Advices re
ceived from Pekin by the steamer Tartar
tell of increasing anti-foreign machina
tions. The Pekin correspondent of the
Toklo Mainlchl reports that Tung Saoyi,
Vlce-Mlnister of Foreign Affairs, Is tak
ing advantage of his growing influence
in the government to strengthen - the
powers of Chinese appointed Directors of
Customs, having the support of the anti
foreign element among the Chinese.
The correspondent says American and
British communities are much incensed
at the ' Chinese attitude, Americans In
particular feeling great anxiety as to the
future course of events in China. The
Pekin police have instructed Chinese that
no premises of any kind must be rented
The same correspondent says that the
Chinese commissioners who have re
turned from travels abroad have had a
conference with the Emperor and Em
press Dowager ana the decision was
reached to formulate a constitution for
EIGHTY YEARS A MASON.
K - el
OtU Eddr. of Rookford. III.
ROCKFORD. III.. Aue. 81. (Spe
cial.) Otis Eddy, of this city, who
celefbraUdi recently the 102d anni
versary of his birth, enjoys the honor
and distinction of trains the oldest
Master Mason in the worjd. Eighty
consecutive years as a Mason
is the record, of which Mr. Eddy
points with pride. He was born In
Burrilvllle, R. I., August S8. 1804.
Mr. Eddy's Masonlo career tarted
May 20. 1826, at which time he
joined Friendship Iodg-e, A. F. & A.
M., at Chepachet. R. I., and pawed
to the degree of Maeter Mason In
June, 1823. He has. therefore, been a
Mason 80 years and two months.
During thte time he has affiliated
with Blackatone River Lortge, Mans.;
Mountains ha 1e Lodge, Downeyvllle.
Cal.; Morning Star Lodge, Rochester,
Minn., and finally with E. F. W.
Ellla Lodge, of Rockford. of which he
hae bee a member since May 25,
China, probably on similar lines to that
of Japan, which the commissioners fav
ored most as suiting conditions in China.
The Asahl a correspondent says drastic
changes in the central and provincial ad
ministrations are contemplated. At
Pekin there will be a Premier and two
general Secretaries to control the eight
state departments and in each vice
royalty the administration will be divided
into seven sections. Chltung Chou Fun is
quoted to the effect that the constitu
tional government in China will be es
tablished in the course of from 10 to 15
Rev. Timothy Richards, an American
missionary, has been invited by the Chi
nese Government to advise the foreign
officers of China regarding the negotia
tion of a convention for the control of
missionaries in China.
Large purchases of arms and munitions
have been made by Mongolian Princes
from German firms at Tientsin, the mu
nitions, including quick-firing guns, rifles
end ammunition, being transported from
Tientsin by caravans to Mongolia.
Greenoughs Buy Copper King.
SPOKANE. Wash.. Aug. 31. It I
tlcally assured that T. I Greenoueh and
W. D. Greenough have secured control of
the Copper King mine near Mullan.
Idaho. They are believed to have paid
at about the rate of $300,000 for the mine.
They are also rumored to have secured
the Calumet " group. These purchases,
with their present holdings, would give
them' over three miles on the Snowstorm
Maccabees Tent Dissolves.
LA GRANDE, Or.. Aug. 31. Special.)
-rThe Imbler Tent, Knights of the Mac
cabees, has been dissolved and the mem
bership has been taken into Friendship
Tent, No. 31, of La Grande.
Fire Destroys Entire Town.
SONORA, Cal., Aug. 31. Fire this after
noon destroyed every business house in
the mining town of Stent. Thirty-three
buildings were burned, causing a loss of
$75,000. There was no water supply
YACHT ZEPHYR WINS
Free-for-All Race at Astoria
a Splendid Contest.
ELEVEN BOATS ENTERED
Winner Covers Six-Mile Course in
58 Minutes 28 Seconds, Cor
rected Time Other Events
ASTORIA, Or., Aug. 31. (Special.) The
second day of the regatta opened with
overcast akles and for a time it was
feared rain would put a sudden stop to
the sports, but before the hour for be
ginning the races, the sun broke through
the overhanging clouds and the day
proved to be as beautiful as could be
desired. The crowd in attendance was
much larger than yesterday's and the
day's events proved fully as exciting and
The water sports began, according to
programme, upon the arrival of Queen
Esther, her retinue, Admiral Kuettner
and his staff at the grandstand. The
first event was a log-rolling contest be
tween Spencer and Anderson, two ex
perts at the game, and they furnished
much amusement. After a tussle lasting
over half an hour. Spencer succeeded in
throwing Anderson into the water and
won the contest.
The next event was the single shell
race between Ed Gloss and Dr. Patton,
both of Portland. The course was a mile
and a half with a turn and was looked
upon aa an easy win for Gloss, but it
came very near being a surprise. Gloss
had rowed easily, being contident of his
ability to win with little effort, and al
lowed Patton to take the lead by about
three boat-lengths. When about 300
yards from the finish. Gloss ran over a
thin piece of board about six inches in
length that caught on the boat fin. Be
ing unable to dislodge It, he was com
pelled to backwater for several feet.
This gave Patton such a lead that
Gloss was compelled to row his best and
he made a very pretty finish, crossing
the line a few feet to the good.
.This is the race that, according to
an agreement made between the various
clubs of Oregon, California and British
Columbia a few years ago, carries with
it the amateur championship of the Pa
cific Coast, and Gloss stated today that
he will now claim the title, inasmuch as
he had previously notified Pape, De
Brisay and Sawyers, the other three as
pirants for the title, that he would be
here to contest for it.
The race between Gloss and Patton
tomorrow promises to be an Interesting
one, as Gloss gives Patton a handicap of
one and a half minutes in a mile and a
Race Between Fishermen.
The flshlng-boat rowing race came next
and was captured by Anton Taretbochi,
with Anton Plcenich second and Domingo
Tarabochl third. The double canoe race
brought but two entries and if was won in
a cloe finish by Gloss and Ganziech.
An interesting event then followed, and
while there was no way of distinguishing
the identity of -the crews, it aroused the
enthusiasm of the spectators. It was
between two cutter crews from the Italian
cruiser Dogali for a prize of $3 and a spe
cial prize offered by Marquis Capomazza,
captain of the vessel, and Dr. Candiani.
the Italian Consul. The race was a close
one from start to flnteh, and at no time
was there more than half a boat's length
between the two crews.
The single pleasure-boat race was won
by Julius Gloss and the tug-of-war con
test between two fishing-boats was won
by Nick Tarabochl.
One of the unique races of the morning
was between two canoes, each manned by
four Shoalwater Bay Indians. The race
was over the regular course, with the ad
dition that at the finish the canoes had to
be capsized and the crews to regain their
positions in the boats. The boat captained
by Charley George reached the finish line
last, but won the contest, as its crew was
more expert in the capsizing act.
Another innovation was the water polo
ghme between two local teams, and this
resulted in a tie, each team getting one
goal. Although there were numerous other
events, such as high diving, swimming.
greased-pole walking and lifesaving ex
hibitions, in progress during the time the
racing events were being pulled off. the
morning programme closed with the dou
ble pleasure-boat race that was won by
Rennlek and Pacquln.
Sailing Races Successful.
Conditions were favorable this after
noon for the sailing races. A brisk north
west wind was blowing and some excel
lent contests were had. Especially was
this true in the free-for-all yacht race.
This was over a six-mile triangular course
that afforded abundant opportunity for a
display of seamanship. There were 11 en
tries, the Corsair being the scratch boat,
the others being allowed handicaps in ac
cordance with the Oregon Yacht Club
rules. Those entering were tho Graham,
Ross, Comet, Naiad, Gadfly, Synamox,
Kanawha, Zephyr, Hoot Mon, Anona and
Racers Get Away In Bunch.
The racers got away well bunched, and
all- held their positions until well along
on the second leg of the course, when the
winners began pulling into the lead. The
Zephyr won with the Comet less than
two minutes behind, and the Hoot Mon a
close third. Corrected time, 58:28. The
prizes were $75 and $C5.
In the Whitehall race for Io0 and $10
prizes, there were four entries: Morgan,
Robb, Wright and Hartwig. Robb won.
with Morgan second and Wright third.
The flshboat saillni? race came next for
three prizes of $45, $25 and $10, respective
ly. There were) 12 entries. M. Tarabochie
captured the first prize, C. Christensen
the second and A. Dominic the third.
The gasoline boatrace for six-horsepow
er boats was for prizes of $40 and $20.
There were six entries, and the race was
won by N. Driscoll, with Wrooten and
The clay-pigeon shoot, in which there
were eight entries, was won by W. B.
Fleckenhelmer, of Portland, with Charles
Bay, of this city, second.
Marine Parade at Night.
The marine parade this evening was a
beautiful spectacle. Dozens of steamers.
launches and sailing craft, headed by the
flagship Heatiier, and each one illumin
ated with myriads of Chinese lanterns
and electric lights, formed in line and
circled about in the river off the city
front until the entire harbor appeared
one maze of colored lights.
Following the parade, a reception was
given to Queen Esther and her suite at
the residence of Admiral Kuettner.
BATTLESHIP MIKASA RAISED
Great Engineering Feat of Japan
With Exploded Vessel.
VICTORIA, B. C, Aug. 31. The
salvage of the Japanese battleship
Mikasa was a great engineering feat.
according to advices received by the
Tartar. The entire store o ammuni
tion in the warship had exploded, en
tirely destroying the magazine and
partly wrecking the torpedo rooms.
The vessel is full of mud and a number
of bodies were found imbedded in this.
Tho vessel sank September 11, 1903,
and the salvage cost $503,000. After
repeated failures the battleship was
A dramatic sequel to the death of
Field Marshal Kodama Is reported from
Japan. An old soldier of the Hiogo pre
fecture, 63 years of age, became mad
on learning of the Field Marshal's
PLAYS FOR HIGH STAKE
Hungarian Wins $5000 a Minute tor
an Hour and a Half.
It was recently ' reported in a Russian
newspaper that the Czar had cashiered a
young officer of the Imperial Guards for
having played cards for such high stakes
that he won 80,000 roubles (10.000) in
rather less than an hour, his adversaries
being two famous gamblers. Doubtless
His Imperial Majesty considered that
such a reckless young man could not be
a reliable guardian of his person, and
very probably, also, he thought it a fit
ting opportunity to put a veto on what
constitutes one of the worst vices of the
Russian aristocracy. But if His Majesty
imagined that this express rate of gam
bling constituted a record he was very
much mistaken, for it fell far below many
feats which gamblers have accomplished.
M. Justh, a Hungarian nobleman of
great wealth, holds the world's record for
winning fortunes at cards, and he has on
three or four occasions exceeded the rate
of 10,000 an hour. A few years back,
for instance, M. Justh, whose name is
almost a synonym for luck among his
acquaintances, won a trifle less than
100,000 during an hour and a hairs play
at the National Casino at Budapest, and
this was at a rate exceeding 1000 a min
ute. Of this immense fortune Count
Michael Karoly lost more than half, the
other portion being won by M. Justh for
two other players.
On another occasion the same lucky
gambler, whose honorable play Is, by the
way, absolutely beyond suspicion, sat
down to the card table and lost nearly
8000 without winning a cent; but at that
point the game turned in his favor so
completely that he rose from the table
some 14.000 richer than when he had
started play. Thus in an evening he lost
8000 and won 22.000.
Russians are perhaps the greatest gam
blers of this generation. It was another
Russian nobleman, Count Potocki, who
startled Europe a few years ago by los
ing 180.000 In a single evening at cards
the largest amount, it la believed, ever
lost at a card table by a single individual;
and the whole of this great fortune wsa
won from the Count by two gentlemen in
a little less than four hours.
The game piayed was baccarat, and the
scene of this remarkable contest was the
Jockey Club at Vienna, which has wit
nessed the ruin of some of the richest and
most reckless gamblers of modern times,
for Austrlans rank only second to Rus
sians in the love of gambling. To this
club go the most daring card players of
the wealthy aristocracy of Europe, at
tracted by the high play which is the
rule there. It is said that on the par
ticular occasion when Count Potocki lost
180,000 he was only concluding a scries
of games which had already cost him
30,000 before he sat down on the event
ful evening. Of the 160,000 he lost, H.
Von Szemere. a Hungarian Deputy, won
100,000, Prince Braganza winning the
balance of $60,000.
Extremely high play has, happily, gone
out of fashion In London, and even the
opportunities afforded by the popularity
of bridge have not effected a revival of
gambling on the scale which was com
mon enough when White's Club was the
scene of so many games of cards on which
fortunes hung. But occasionally even
nowadays very large sums of money are
Inst and won In the cardrooms of Lon
don's great clubs and mansions; and it
is but a little while ago that a certain
young gentleman lost 4000 in an evening
at bridge, playing with ladles; while it is
reported that a young guardsman sent
In his papers some weeks ago at the sug
gestion of the War Office, because it had
become known to his commanding of
ficer that he had lost 11.000 In two
evenings' play at a well-known club
where high play Is not the rule.
On the whole, however. It seems gen
erally agreed In society that reckless
gamblinsr shall not be tolerated mri mt
the majority of clubs it is firmly disal
lowed. But not so very long ago society
regarded the man who would coolly
throw away a fortune at a game of cards
as something like a hero "broke In our
wars." The famous Colonel Mellish was
a type of the gambler who lived In the
palmy days of this state of society. He
was not a notoriously unlucky player,
but he lost a very large fortune at cards.
At a single game he once lost approxi
mately 100,090, and on other occasions
he "dropped" sums ranging from 10,000
to 40.000 without rising from the tables;
while he was known to lose 10.000 by a
single throw of dice, and to cut cards
at 1000 a time.
Different Views of Socialism.
The frequent employment of Socialism
in an offhand way has led to a general
demand for its definition, and so at great
pains the careful compiler has accumlat
ed the following explanations of the word
for the future enlightenment and guid
ance of those who now walk in darkness.
First The rational solution of all mod
ern economic, social and political prob
lems Karl. Marx.
Second An Irrational frenzy?" Ignorant
hysteria; fanatical and illiterate up
heaval. U. 9. Senator.
Third A cold, calm, logical remedy.
Joseph Medill Patterson.
Fourth Anarchy pure and simple.
Fifth Quintessence of Christianity.
O. B. R
Sixth A bait to catch the working
lasses and gain their votes and their
newspaper subscriptions. N. Y. Sun.
Seventh The alkahest. Emma Gold
man; Herr Most;. Debs.
Eighth A movement engendered out of
devotion to fellow-man. Jack London.
Ninth A movement engendered to anni
hilate fellow-man. Unbiased Critic.
And, Tenth A term shrouded In Indefi
nite meanings; anything vague and ob
scure; a word of so many meanings that
it has none such as gentleman," "Amer
ican," "professor," "artist." etc. Com
"Ask Me to Be Your Wife."
He had been courting the girl for a long
time. It happened Sunday night after
church. They were sitting on the sofa
and she looked with ineffable tenderness
into his noble blue eyes.
"Tom," she murmured, with a tremor
in her voice, "didn't you tell me once
you would be willing to do any act of
heroism for my sake?"
"Yes, Mary, and I gladly reiterate that
statement now," he replied, in confident
tones. "No noble Roman of old was fired
with a loftier ambition, a braver resolu
tion, than I."
"Well, Tom, I want you to do. some
thing really heroic for me."
"Speak, darling! What Is it?"
"Ask me to be your wife. We've been
fooling long enough."
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DIES AFTER AOTTIITION
CANYON CITY MAX IS FATALLY
HCBT AT WALLA WALLA.
Emil Cameron Falls Under Wheels
of Train Carrying Him Home
WALLA WALLA, Wash., Aug. 31.
(Special.) Emil Cameron, of Canyon City,
Or., died at the St. Mary's Hospital in
this city at 13 o'clock last night from
the effects of injuries received in an ac
cident near the O. R. & N. depot Tues
day. Cameron, who was on his way
home from Montana, where fie had been
working on the railroad, got oft the
cars at Walla Walla- to look around.
When the train started he attempted to
Jump on, but missed his footing and fell,
the wheels passing over his right arm. '
He was taken to St. Mary's Hospital,
where it was found necessary to ampu
tate the arm at the shoulder. Cameron
apparently grew stronger Immediately
after the operation, but last night be
gan to sink and died.
Forest Reserve Is Held Yp.
NORTH YAKIMA. Wash.. Aug. 31.
(Special.) The Forest Service has en
nounced that at the request of Consrev
man Jones it will withhold action on tho
formation of the forest reserve in Stev
ens County pending the receipt of peti
tions protesting against its creation. Mr.
Jones received information today from hi
secretary at Washington stating that the
Forestry 8ervice does not desire to In
terfere In any way with agricultural in
terests, but merely to preserve the timber.
Fulton Iron Works Scorched.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 31. The fire
which broKe out at the Fultoh Iron Works
early this morning destroyed only the
foundry, an Isolated building, where It
originated. The Are department hurriedly
responded to the alarm, but, owing to
the distance to be covered to reach the
works, the flames gained great headway,
and for a time the works, valued at over
$2,000,000, were threatened with destruction.
The loss will amount to over JS'VOno.
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