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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1906.
SEALS TAKE BOTH
Listless Exhibition of the Na
tional Sport Seen by
REFUGEES IN THEIR GLORY
Sojourners From the Well-Shaken
Southland Have Chance to Cheer,
and They Make Most ol It.
Home Team Rotten.
PACHTO COAST I-EAGCE.
. Tetterday's Results.
Eaa Francisco 6-3, Portland 3-5.
Los Angeles 0-17. Oakland 1-4.
Seattle 1-4. Fresno 0-2.
Man flint f the Clubs.
"Won. Lost. PC.
Portland SO , 45 .64
San. Francisco 77 67 -J75
Los Angeles 72 74 .493
Seattle TO 70 .oO
Oakland 66 81 .449
Fresno 49 85 .306
Several centuries ago Bill Shakespeare
told of a young fellow whose olfactory
nerves were tuned to high C. so he sent
him to Denmark. Hamlet that was his
same although, he Is not generally known
to ball players, because he never got out
of the amateur ranks reported back what
his smeller detected, that there was
something rotten In Denmark. Had Bill
Shakespeare, who Is also unknown to
ball players, have sent the Dane with
the screwy sky-pieoe to Vaughn street
yesterday afternoon he would have come
away wearing cloth pins and begged Mr.
Beutelspacher, the fumigator man, for a
treatment of disinfection.
Honest, It wasn't a double-barrelled
game that thbse 3S00 saw. They sat
through three' hours and 50 minutes and
the gloom, which settled over the grounds
long before the final spasm was tolled off
was in keeping with the feeling of dis
gust that filled the minds of those 3S00
as they hurried to cold soup and delayed
dinners. And you can't blame them.
Think of IS men, ancient and youthful
may as well make it 19, so as to include
the ump slopping around for 16 innings
and consuming three hours and 50 min
utes, with about only ten minutes of
actual good baseball played In both
Callff and Welsh pitched the first game.
Everything, from satin-lined, velvet
trimmed, bone-head plays to flashes of
real baseball, was tossed Into the ses
sion. Yes, and it mustn't be forgotten
that Wheeler found new use for a hand
kerchief. He was considerate enough to
tarn his back on the grandstand while he
bound up his bungling calf with the ker
chief. The Seals tucked the game away in a
6-to-3 finish, and in the second game they
made it 6 to 6. Even with, the first dis
courager, the fans stuck it out for the
second game. Only a few refugees, who
had the skidoo sign hung on them by the
earthquake and are now enjoying a roof
over their heads because they are in our
midst, waxed Jubilant and happy. The
few got their money's worth. They sat
behind Parke Wilson's lucky crew and
made lots of noise for a nice-looking lot
of young men. It was a fine Sabbath
cubing for the homeless ones.
Charley Moore hooked up with the ex
purgated rooky Myers in the second fool
Isher. Rooky Myers must have been dec
orated with horseshoes by Wilson when
he went into the game, for he won a
game that brought to mind what Hamlet
said about Denmark. In the first two
Innings. Myers was as wobbly as the raw
est recruit, and five runs were tolled for
us. That's where we stopped. In the
third Moore blew up and the Seals hav
ing made one in the second, chased five
over the pan la the third. It was a
ehame, but hopes will go glimmering even
on Sunday. Ben Henderson was trotted
out of right field and pitched four Innings
without giving the sojourners a. sem
blance of a bingle. McCredle's affection
ate companion, that boil, kept him out
of the pastime.
The only real feature of the game was
the appearance of Catcher Carson. Car
son had to suffer for the gobs of disgust
that filtered through the breasts of those
300 put-ups. He was toasted, and most
unjustly so, because of a few bum heaves
lie made to bases and because he dropped
a. couple of fouls. It's dollars to rusty
pins that the cranky fans who criticised
him were as short on gray matter as a
gnat In the first game he hit safely,
and in the second game ha drove out
three as pretty singles as were ever
clouted from a bat. They counted in the
run-getting, also. On top of this fine bit
of work be stole two bases. That's going
some, for a man who has just spent five
days on board a railroad train.
The Seals and our now justly famous
three-ln-a-row tumblers will hook up in
a final game this afternoon. This will
positively be San Francisco's last ap
pearance on any stage in the Northwest
this year. The scores (carry smelling
salts when you read them):
First Game, i t
AB P. IB PO
McHale. ef 4
Smith. Sb 4
Kane. 2b 5
Henderson, rf 3
Carson, o - 3
Lister, lb 4
Callff. p 4
Totals 33 8 5 27
AB R IB PO
6pencer, cf 4 1 i S
Mohler, 2b 5 2 2 S
TVheeler, es 3 0 11
Hlldebrand. If 0 10 6
Irwin. 3b 3 0 2 0
Williams, lb 3 i 0 6
Walthour. rf S 0 0 2
"Wilson, c S 1 1 5
Welch, p 4 0 1 0
Totals.. 29 6 8 2
SCORE BY INNINGS.
San Francisco 2 1 0 0 0 1 2
Hits 2 2 1110 1
Portland 1 0 0 0 O 0 1
Hits 1 O 1 0 0 0 1
Struck out By Callff. 5; by Welch. 5.
Bases on: balls Off Welen, 8 Two-base
fcits Sweeney and Mohler. Double plays
Califf to Lister to Carson: Smith to Kane to
Lister. Sacrifice hits Wheeler 2). Hllde
brand (3). Spencer. Irwin. Walthour and
Wilson. Stolen bases McHale (3). Irwin,
Smith, Spencer. Hlldebrand and Wheeler.
Hit by pitched balls Williams and Hllde
brand. First bass on errors Portland, 2.
6an Francisco. 5. Left on bases Portland.
9: Ban Francisco, 6. Time of game Two
hours and 8 minutes. Umpire Mahaffey.
AB K IB PO A E
.8 2 0 1 0 0
.3 1 1 10 0
.3 0 0 1 3 1
.2 0 0 2 3 0
. 3 0 3 2 0 1
Kane. 2b .
Henderson, p and rf .
-rsoOc c. ............ .
Lister, lb ...... S 0 0 8 0 0
Moore, rf 3 0 1 2 0 0
Totals 24 5 T 21 8 8
AB B IB PO A E
Spencer, cf 3 1 12 0 2
Mohler. 2b 4 0 O 4 4 2
Wheeler, ss 3 1 0 0 1 0
Hiiaebrana. ix 1 2 o o i
Irwin. 3b - 4 1.2 8 0 0
Williams, lb.. 4 10 4 0
Walthour. rf 2 0 110 0
Spies, o ,v 3 O 0 6 4 1
Myers. p.... 8 0 0 1 1 0
Totals .26 6 (21 10 H
SCORE BY INNINGS.
Portland 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 5
Hits 2 1110 11 7
San Francisco 0 1 6 0 0 0 0 6
Hits 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 4
Struck out By Moore. 1: by Henderson.
1 : bv Myers. 4. Bases on balls Off Moore.
2: off Henderson. 2: off Myers. 4. Two-base
hit Irwin. Sacrifice hits Sweenev and
Spencer. Stolen bases McHale, Mitchell,
Kane (2) and Carson (2). Hit by pitched
balls By Moore, Wheeler: by Henderson.
"Walthour. First base on errors Portland.
2: San Francisco. 2. Wild pitch Moore.
Innings pitched By Moore, 3: by Hender
son. 4. Hits Off Moore. 4. Time of game
One hour and 45 minutes. Umpire Ma
haffey. Fresno Drops Two Games.
SEATTLE. Sept. 16 Seattle took both,
games of a double header with. Fresno
today. Fresno had the lead in the first
up to the ninth, when Seattle tied,
O'Banion becoming nervous. McGregor
finished the game but Kane and Van
Buren got timely hits, bringing In the
winning run. Hoag was hit hard at
critical moments. Garvin was effective
when he had to be. The scores:
Seattle 110100111 17 13 2
Fresno 2 02011000 06 11 3
Batteries Jones and Blankenship;
O'Banion, McGregor and Hogan.
Seattle 2 0 11 4 S 4
Fresno 0 110 02 5 2
Batteries Garvan and Hansen; Hoag
Even Break at Oakland.
OAKLAND. Sept. 16. Los Angeles and
Oakland broke even today. In the morn
ing game Oakland's errors equalled the
hits. The afternoon game was a tie
up to the tenth when Oakland bunched
hits and won out. The scores:
Los Angeles 0 1 2 3 4 1 5 1 017 17 2
Oakland 1020010004 11 11
Batteries Randolph and Eager; Hop
kins and Bliss. ' -
Los Angeles 1 00002100 0 t 11 4
Oakland 3 00000100 15 9 S
Batteries Nagls and Buckley; Graham
J NATIONAL LEAGUE.
Standing of the Clubs.
. Won. Lost. P C.
Chicago 105 32 .769
New York S6 4S .642
Pittsburg S2 ' 50 .624
Phlldaelphla 71 70 .503
Cincinnati 58 78 .425
Brooklyn 54 79 .406
St. Louis 48 M" .S53
Boston 42 95 .307
Cincinnati 2-2, St. Louis 1-3.
CINCINNATI. Sept. 16. The Cincinnati
team won the first and tied the second
game in a double-header with St. Louis
here today. In the last game it was
agreed that the game should terminate at
5 o'clock. At that time Cincinnati was at
bat and one man out with the score a
tie and Emslie called the game. Klem
umpired the first game and left for the
East early and ESmslie umpired the sec
ond. The scores:
Cincinnati 2 6 lj St. Louis 1 9 4
Batteries Ewlng and Schlie; Rhodes
St. Louis 2 4 31 Cincinnati ....3 5 1
Batteries Esslck and McLean; Thomp
son and Noonan.
Chicago 5, Pittsburg 1.
CHICAGO. Sept. 16 The locals closed
their home season today with an easy
victory over Pittsburg Hildebrand
pitched a clever game, but received poor
support, wild throws by Leach and Myer
giving Chicago four of. the runs. Score:
Chicago 5 7 0 Pittsburg 1 6 3
Batteries Pfeister and Moran; Hllde
brand and Peitz.
Standing of the Clubs.
Won. Lost. P C.
New York 79 51 60S
Chicago - SO 51 .fill
Philadelphia 74 57 .565
Cleveland 72 57 .558
St. Louis . . 66 64 .509
Detroit 60 69 .47
Washington 42 S2 .339
Boston . ; S9 93 .295
Chicago 2, Detroit 0.
CHICAGO, Sept. 16. Chicago shut out
Detroit. 2 to 0 here today in a fast
pitchers' battle. Chicago scored one in
the third on a pair of singles and a
sacrifice. Another run came in the
eighth on a force out, single, double and
a single, and the visitors' only mlsplay.
At no stage of the game did the visitors
get a man past second base. The score:
R.H.E. v ' R H E.
Chicago 2 4 0 Detroit 0 5 1
Batteries Altrock and Roth; Seiver and
Cleveland 2, St. Louis 0..
ST. LOUIS, Sept 16 Cleveland defeat
ed the locals today. Howell, who opposed
Bernhardt, lost his game through wild
pitching in the first and sixth innings,
when the visitors scored their only runs.
R.H.EI , R.H.E.
St. Louis 0 3 1 Cleveland 2 7 1
Batteries Howell and Spencer; Bern
hardt and Clarke.
Will Establish Church and School.
The parish of the Redemptorist Fath
ers at Piedmont was dedicated yesterday
forenoon in a cottage at Portland boule
vard and Rodney avenue, by the Rev
Father E. K. Cantwell. This dedication
was the result of a visit to Portland last
Spring of the two Redemptorist fathers.
Rev. W. T. Bond and Rev. Joseph Bell,
of St. Louis. Mo., who came for the pur
pose of establishing a mission in Port
land, and they were guests of Rev. Fath
er W. A. Waitt. of St. Francis Church
The archbishop assigned to the fathers
that portion of the city comprising Wood
lawn. Piedmont, lying north of Alns
worth avenue and east of Greeley street.
They secured a tract on the Portland
boulevard west of Union avenue. Selection
was approved by Provincial Rev. Joseph
Firle, who visited Portland and looked
over the field. A church and school will
be erected as soon as preliminaries have
been arranged. The district is not well
settled, but is rapidly being built over.
Leased Wood Working Plant.
Barnes & Llndsley, of Spokane, have
leased the Estacada Wood Manufacturing
plant for an indefinite time. E. L. Barnes
will be with the plant most of the time
and will be the manager. Perry Boult
man is retained as foreman. The con
cern manufactures cross-arms for tele
phone poles and other wood work
ONLY A PIPE- DREAM
Ah Ton's Vision of Wealth
in Oregon Dispelled.
THROWN INTO A DUNGEON
Immigration. Officers Take Steps to
Prevent Chinese Member of
Steamship Arabia's Crew
Because he had planned to desert on
reaching this port. Ah, Ton, a Chinese
member of the crew of the Oriental
liner Arabia, which reached Portland
yesterday morning, has been lodged in
the County Jail for safe keeping, while
the vessel is in the harbor. He will be
kept in prison until the Arabia sails,
when the unhappy Chinese will be an
unwilling passenger back to his own
Ah Ton had visions of the United
States as a place where he could pile
up "heap much money plenty quick,"
but if he writes his impressions of
America when he returns to his own
people, he will be utterly- unable to
explain to them why this country is
known as "free." His description of
Oregon scenery also will be vague, for
All the way up the Columbia. River,
Ah Ton was seen to gaze Intently at
the trees along the shore. Possibly he
bad been given to understand that
money grew on them like leaves and
all that one had to do was to climb
up and shake down a pocketfuL He had
listened to the tales of other Chinese
who had been successful in making
Chinese fortunes in Oregon and had re
tired in their own country to enjoy it
In their declining years. He made up
his mind to do likewise. That he chose
Portland as the place to make his home,
while a delicate compliment to Tom
Richardson, was not appreciated by the
officials of the immigration service.
The wily Chinese had secured a cer
tificate from some fellow countryman
which, he intended to produce as evi
dence that he was entitled to remain.
The only thing that remained for him
to do was to escape from the vessel.
He laid careful plans to accomplish
this, but foolishly told bs schemes to
other Chinese on the ship. They did not
keep the confidence entrusted to them
and as a consequence Ah Ton .was not
permitted to set an unshackled foot on
the shore bo so longed to explore for
As the ship drops over the horizon
on its outward voyage. Ah Ton's fare
well to inhospitable Oregon will be far
different than were his rosy visions of
opulence when America rose out of the
sea ahead of him on the trip from the
The Arabia had an uneventful voyage
across, making the run from Yokohama
in 18 days. During the last three days
of the trip, she lunged through moun
tainous seas that shook things up a
bit. As she was about half loaded, she
plunged and rolled about, instead of
wallowing through the seas. The
weather was decidedly heavy and the
tumbling of the vessel made the end of
the trip unpleasant.
The Arabia brings the last of the
recent cement shipments from Japan.
The Japanese product has been coming
from the other side on almost every
steamer during the year. With the
large number of cement ships now en
route to Portland from Antwerp, the
Japanese article will be driven out of
the market. There are now 13 ships
and ore eteamer under charter to W.
P. Fuller Company to bring cement to
the Coast from Germany, and the large
amounts arriving are expected to be
sufficient for- the large construction
needs of the Pacific Northwest for
some time. t
The principal items of the Arabia's
carge, which she will begin discharging
at Montgomery dock this morning are:
Camphor, 8S5 tubs: gunnies. 334 bales;
tea. 7000 packages: mattingt 7000 rolls;
cement 3500 barrels; curios, about 300
tons; Chinese merchandise. 700 bales. '
. Yosemite in From Bay City.
The steamer Tosemlte arrived in last
night from San Francisco, bringing a
email cargo of general merchandise. She
berthed at the Oak-street dock, and will
discharge cargo today preparatory to
taking on lumber for San Francisco. She
Is a new craft, built for coastwise carry
ing, and this is her third trip to this
Arrivals and Departures.
ASTORIA. Sept. 16. Condition of the bar
at 5 P. M.. smooth: wind northwest,
weather clear. Arrived down at 5 A- M. and
sailed at T A. M.. steamer F. A. Ellburn, for
San Francisco; left up last night, schooner
W. F. Jewett; arrived at 9:30 A. M. and
left up at 11 A. M , steamer Tosemlte. from
San Pedro; sailed at 11 A. M., bark Coloma,
tor San Diego.
San Francisco. Sept. 16 Sailed last night,
steamer Tiverton, for Portland.
San Francisco, Sept., 16 Arrived Steamer
Montara, from Seattle; schooner Robert
Searles, from Tacoma. Sailed Steamer Coya,
British, Thomas, for Autofagaata.
BEZDEK GOES TO EUGENE
WILL COACH OREGON" ATHLETES
Former University of Chicago Player
Looks for Cleaner Athletics
' in the Middle West,
Hugo Bezdek. the newly elected physi
cal director and football coach of the
University of Oregon, passed through the
city yesterday, en route to Eugene, where
he will begin his work immediately. Bez-
dek comes from the University of Chi
cago where he was graduated .this year.
He is a big fellow, with a frank, open
countenance and has every appearance
of a typical college athlete.
Bezdek is a pupil of Coach Stagg.and
has been assisting his former coach with
the early training of the Chicago players.
He and Stagg have been over the new
rules thoroughly, and have experimented
with numerous plays.
"The new rules will bring about a dif
ferent system of play," said Mr. Bezdek
last evening, "but there will be more
open work and much more punting. There
wm do more premium on speed ana skin
than on weight, and the teams that are
well grounded on every phase of the rules
will have a big advantage. Many of the
colleges of the Middle West have taken
effective measures to stamp out 'graft' In
college athletics, and I look for an era
of clean sport In all parts of the country.
Chicago has adopted a three-year rule.
according to which no freshman or post
graduate students will be allowed to com'
pete In Inter-colleglate sports. There Is a
general feeling throughout the Middle
West that each Institution should be on
Its own honor as far as the regulation
of its athletics Is concerned.
"Michigan and Chicago will not meet
this season, as they canot agree upon
terms and conditions of a contract. Michi
gan is to play Pennsylvania, and Chicago
will meet Wisconsin and other Western
teams. Eckersall. Chicago's famous quarter-back,
will be in college again. The re
port that he will be in Seattle and that
he will play with the Seattle Athletic
Club is incorrect.
T am not familiar with football con
ditions in the Northwest, but am anxious
to reach Eugene and begin work. I under
stand that Oregon has same good mater
ial and that her men play with great
spirit and determination. It is altogether
too early to make predictions as to the
results of our games."
Bezdek is a modest, manly fellow and
he made a good impression upon the
Oregon students and graduates who
called upon him yesterday. He was met
by Captain W. G. Chandler, who accom
panied him to Eugene last evening.
Chandler Is a well-known football player
and is a great favorite In. Portland. He
played on the Portland Academy team in
190L and has been Oregon's star end for
three years. Captain Chandler believes
that Oregon will have a very creditable
team this season. He bases his opinion
on the fact that seven or eight of last
season's veterans will be in college
again, and that Coach Bezdek. who is
fresh from the tutelage of Stagg. is more
modern and up-to-date than any other
PLAYERS ARE TOO NOISY
President Bert Sees Exhibition at
Seattle, and Acts.
SEATTLE. Wash.. Sept. 16. (Special.)
President Eugene Bert, of the Pacific
Coast League, today had a heart-to-heart
talk with Umpire Derrick, borrowed from
the Northwest League to finish out the
season cere. Yesterday President Bert
saw Pitcher Fitzgerald protest overmuch
against .Derrick's decisions and President
Bert told the umpire that he did not
want too much noise from the players.
. Derrick protested that he did not have
the authority of the regular league um
pires, and Bert Immediately gave it to
him. He told Derrick that he wanted
things run with an iron hand and he
advised tn umpire to serve notice upon
the captains of both teams that this rule
must be followed In the league. Bert
said afterward he liked Slats Davis' hard
rule, but deprecated his talkative moods.
Derrick has all of Davis' arbitrary me
thods and Bert told him to use them.
This has been one of Seattle complaints,
that the league would not send umpires
north and the temporary officials had no
authority. Bert shoved that objection
President Bert had a long talk with
Russ Hall today and went ever Seattle's
grievances. Hall is strongly Inclined to
go south, and it is probable he will do
so, but Bert is going to stay around and
see the Seattle team on the train next
Jim Agnew. who wanted to quit, is
out on Hood's Canal, enjoying a vacation.
He will come back within a few days and
Bert proposes to talk matters over with
him. Judge W. W. llcCredie, of the
Portland' team, is to be here for the
Republican state convention and Bert
wants to get him together with the Seat
tle magnates. Bert's whole attitude Is
one of conciliation and It is doing a lot
CHILD EATS OPIUM TABLETS
Two-Year-Old Son of Kev. K. G.
Rissanen Quickly Succumbs.
ASTORLA. Or., Sept. 16 (Special.)
While playing about the family home
this evening, Karl Raflel Rissanen. the
2-year-old son of Rev. K. G. Rissanen,
pastor of the Finnish' Church in Union
town, picked up and ate about 15 tablets
containing opium and strychnine.' The
child died a few minutes later.
Married "Between Cars."
OREGON CITT, Or., Sept 16. (Spe
cial.) Alice G. Comstock and Frank H.
Campbell, both of Portland, were mar
ried "between cars" in this city yes
terday afternoon. They arrived in the
city about 4:40 o'clock in the afternoon
and in the 20 minutes that Intervened
until the street-car returned to Port
land, they had procured the necessary
license at the Courthouse, located and
engaged Justice of the Peace Stlpp. who
expeditiously pronounced the ceremony
and regularly filed the certificate of
the marriage at the office of the Coun
ty Clerk before the office closed at 5
o'clock. Mr. and Mrs. Campbell returned
to Portland on the 5-o'clock car.
Italians Crack on Trees.
OREGON CITY, Or.. Sept. 16 (Special.)
The rain and scarcity of help have con
spired to do extensive damage to the
Clackamas County prune crop, which
promised a good yield with large returns
to the grower. Many Italians are crack
ing on the trees as a result of the severe
rain of the last few days, while hun
dreds of bushels of this fruit on the
ground beneath the trees are becoming
unmarketable and will be a total loss to
the grower because of the Inability to
get the necessary help to save the crop.
The driers in the vicinity of Canby are
all running to their full capacity.
Beaten and Deserted.
OREGON CITY, Or., Sept. 16. (Spe
cial.) After having submitted to fre
quent beatings at the hands of her hus
band, Mrs. Diana Meyer, with a 6-months-old
baby in her arms, called on
Deputy District Attorney Schuebel and
related a pitiful tale of mistreatment
of herself and child by Meyer, who, she
said, had deserted them, leaving them
In entirely destitute circumstances.
They came to Oregon City from Seattle
during the Lewis and Clark Fair and
invested in some property at Bolton, an
Oregon City suburb.
Hoppicklng Resumed in Clackamas.
OREGON CITY, Or., Sept. 16. (Special )
Hoppicklng was resumed In earnest in
all yards in this locality yesterday after
day afternoon and picking continued to
day. No damage has resulted to the hop
crop here on account of the rain, except
in. a. few.va.rds whr roitia nf tha vfnae
were laid on the ground on account of
the heavy foliage. The yield continues
about one-fourth below the average, but
the quality is good. Picking will be fin
ished in most of the yards in this county
by tne last or the week.
Sues for Divorce and Children.
OREGON CITY. Or., Sept. 16. (Spe
cial.) Anna Laura L. Benson has filed
suit for divorce from Ralelgn E. Ben
son, to whom she was married at Can
yon City, July, 1901. Desertion Is
charged by the plaintiff who asks for
the care and custody of two minor
Hops Damaged by Rain.
EUGENE, Or.. Sept. 16. (Special.) The
recent rain, by mold and breaking strings
and poles, damaged Lane County hops
to the extent of 15 to 20 per cent. Pickers
are In great demand, as growers wish to
hurry the harvest. A few yards are
Secretary Shaw at St. Louis.
ST. LOUIS. Sept 16. Secretary of the
Treasury Shaw arrived from Memphis
today and will remain until tomorrow
when he goes to Hannibal to make an
address. He has been making a cam
paign tour in several Southern States.
Secretary Shaw was to have been en
tertained at dinner at the St. Louis
Club on his arrival, but was so fatigued
that he was escorted directly to the
Jefferson Hotel, where he will rest
until he departs for Hannibal.
BAKER CITY BOOMS
City Is Not Waiting for the
Eagle Valley Railroad.
CONFIDENCE IN FUTURE
Property-Owners Erect Handsome
Business Blocks Not a Vacant
Dwelling In Town at the
BAKER CITY. Or.. Sept. IS. Baker is
not standing still waiting for the Eagle
Valley railroad. It is growing in the
meantime. There is not an empty
dwelling house in Baker that is fit for
a tenant. There is not .a vacant busi
ness block in Baker City and the new
buildings which have gone up this sum
mer are slated for immediate occupancy.
Much as it wants the railroad, and the
latest information is that it will get it.
Baker is not waiting for any such a
project to materialize its dreams of
advancement. From neighboring quar
ries Baker men are blasting native rock,
bringing it to Baker and erecting build
ings that would be a credit to any city
of double the size.
The summer , has been an Important
one in a building way. It has seen 'the
new St. Francis Cathedral roofed over
and made ready for the interior finish
ing; it has seen 'the completion of
Palmer Bros, new building; it has seen
the erection of the Rand building, the
Queen City Furniture Co's. home, and
the Shoemaker building, one of the
bigest blocks in Baker, which will house
the new Baker business college and four
of five other business enterprises.
The Cathedral is well on the way to
ward completion. Already - there has
been expended $25,000 on the handsome
structure which marks the seat of
Bishop O'Riley's see, and although only
the shell of the building is completed
what has been done is paid for. Bishop
O'Riley, by his recent work in the East,
has raised funds to put the cathedral
out of debt.
The money which has been expended
thus far has been spent almost alto
gether in Baker City for Baker materials
so far have been used throughout.
Bishop O'Riley says the cathedral will
be finished without delay.
Finest Building in Baker.
.The Shoemaker building now being
erected on First street will be the big
gest business building in Baker City. It
will be a three story structure although
only two 6tories are to be completed
this year. It occupies almost the entire
quarter block, and Is built of Baker
County stone, and will cost about $22,000.
The building Is to be completed by
October 1 and will be a handsome
The Rand building, which is being put
up by Mrs. John L. Rand, wife of the
prominent attorney. Is Mrs. Rand's per
sonal enterprise. The building is of
Baker County stone, and will cost about
$20,000 when completed.
Palmer Bros., who, have for years done
business in a little frame building not
much larger than a fair sized closet
have Just completed the erection of their
new home, on Front street. Baker's main
business street. The building is of stone
with two stories and a basement. The
second story will be used for offices.
The building with itB prism glass front,
and handsome show windows Is the
most modern in Baker. '
New Telephone Headquarters.
The Pacific States Telephone and Tele
graph Co.. is erecting a new office build
ing in Baker which will be finished for
the company's use within a few weeks.
The building is to front on First street,
on which are located the Rand and Shoe
maker buildings. It will cost about
The structure Is to be of brick, and
will be two stories and basement 60 feet
by 100 In size. The basement will be the
battery room, the first floor will be de
voted to office and store rooms, while
on the second floor will be the "hello"
girls and their switch board. The ex
cavation Is now being made and the
foundation has been started. The build
ing must be completed before the Winter
Real estate in Baker is active. The
recent purchase of an entire addition
of 460 lots by a Portland firm has
awakened new interest in real estate.
Rental properties are anything but a
drug on the Baker market.
WILL HAVE ELECTRIC LIGHT
Mosier to Be Supplied With Current
From Hood River Plant.
HOOD RIVER, Or.. Sept 16. (Special.)
Mosier may be lighted by electricity
from Hood River, a proposition having
been made the Hood River Electric Light
& Power Company to extend its wires to
that place. The distance to be traversed
is between five and six miles and if
enough patrons for electric lighting can
be secured the company will extend, its
lines. It is also proposed to supply
power for the box factory at Mosier from
the same source.
A new telephone system is being In
stalled at Mosier and a reduction has
been made in the toll between Hood
River and that point.
Mosier Is said to be developing into an
important fruit shipping point. Fifteen
cars of prunes have been shipped from
there this season and its apple ship
ments, it is said, will be much increased
this year. Of late considerable land has
been taken up in Mosier Valley, and it
is expected to develop into good orchards.
A number of wealthy Portland people are
already Interested at Mosier and others
from the East have bought there lately.
RAINIER NOW . A SEAPORT
Lumber Ships Take Cargoes at Co
lumbia River Town.
RAINIER, Or. Sept 16. (Special)
Rainier Just now is making rapid
strides toward being one of the large
shipping ports of the Lower Columbia.
The activity in lumber has caused a
flurry in the demand for docks and the
manufacturers have gone to work
with a will. New docks are being built
to the channel of the river in many
places to answer the requirements of
the big lumber carriers and old docks
are being extended as rapidly as pos
sible so that the largest ships can
take cargo at the various mills.
C. C. Wilson is among those who are
building new, deep-water docks, while
the Rainier Mill & Lumber Company
and others are beginning extensions.
Further additions to the port's facili
ties will be the new docks being built
in connection with the. Beaver Lum
ber Company's mill, a little to the east
of Rainier. The water front has not
been without lumber carriers for many
months and as many as six vessels
have loaded here at one time. At pres
ent there are two ships taking on lum
ber cargoes, while three others are due
The town is prosperous. All kinds of
well of Reed
French's $190 piano.
Two cars sold in two
weeks, every custo
mer a willing refer
ence. We have but
five of these $190
pianos left $5 a
month. Read the
note below and see
what one man has
done for us.
Our illustration isn't hard to read. The Reed-French Com-
pany does just what the picture implies $5 a month and
you own a piano r nor is it an old-fashioned, rent-worn piao,
but is brand new, latest style, with all the et ceteras that go to
make up a modern piano. The piano is small but its small-
ness is in its favor, for a small piano in a small room sounds
better than a big piano ; it 's also just the piano for private
THE PRICE? (When an American sees a thing, the nest
things he asks is "What's the price?" We know, for we are of
that persuasion ourselves). The price is $190. This isn't' a retail
price by any means; it's what we call our "maker to player"
price. A retailer would want $300 for such a piano.
THESE $190 PIANOS ARE ABOUT GONE We have five
left this will be the last advertisement in reference to them
for some time.
Won't you look at the pianos? They are worth much more
than we ask for them. We make the price $190 to advertise the
piano and the Reed-French Company. .
Our warerooms (Sixth and Burnside) will be open tonight
Monday. Even if you can't buy, come and look. Encourage
ment is often worth more than pecuniary profit.
A friend worth having A gentleman (a carpenter living in this
city) bought one of our $190 pianos last Friday. At the time we asked
him to say a good word for us whenever he could. He promised to do so.
How well he kept his word is exemplified by his taking his noon hour
Saturday to brinjr a friend, who also wanted a piano. Failure doesn't
hover over an enterprise when it has friends like this.
One ninety is the price Five a month are the terms.
Reed -French Piano Mfg. Co.
"FROM MAKER TO PLAYER."
A piano house in the wholesale district Sixth and Burnside.
skilled and unskilled labor is in de
mand at top figures. The longshore
men's union is handling the lumber
cargoes to the satisfaction of ail con
cerned. WORK OX LA GRANDE MILL
Palmer Lumber Company Completes
LA GRANDE. Or., Sept. 16. (Spe
cial.) The construction work prelim
inary to the building of the mill for the
George Palmer Lumber Company was
finished last week. On this part of tne
work a force of 15 men had been en
gaged for a month. Temporary build
ings for storage and office headquar
ters are in readiness and telephone
connections have been made. Almost
dally large quantities of material. In
cluding lime, cement and lumber are
being received. Three teams are at
work transferring the material from
the cars to the mlUsite.
Engineer Seitz has been engaged
several days in various surveys, and
in a short time work will be com
menced on the excavations for the log
pond. This will be 300x500 feet with a
depth of five to eight feet. The pond
will be supplied by a pipe line from
the river. A great amount of rip rap
ping along the river banks will be re
quired for protection to the pond and
mill buildings during the periods of
high water. For this purpose the logs
cut from the millsite will be utilized.
One of the largest buildings on the
grounds will be the dry shed, which
wil be 175x375 feet. The present plans
are for band saws that will turn out
150,000 feet of lumber per day. All the
work is progressing as rapidly and as
satisfactorily as could be expected.
GRAY'S HARBOR SHIPPING.
First Six Months of. 1906 Show In
crease Over Year Before. .
ABERDEEN. Sept. 16 (Special.) The
importance of Gray's Harbor as a sea
port has been set forth many times and
in many ways. Each succeeding report,
however, shows progress over the pre
ceding one. United States Deputy Col
lector of Customs Dorn has complied the
following official list of cargoes shipped
and the estimated value for the year
ending July 31 last as follows:
1905 Steam. Sail. Tot.
July 27 29 49
August 27 84 " 61
September 21 2ft 47
October 20 29 49
November 29 21 SO
December 21 81 52
January .. 24 35 59
February 24 21 45
Maren S3 2S 61
April 19 27 48
May 29 24 53
June 17 19 3ft
Total 284 324 60S
' Coastwise, 562: foreign, 46.
The total amount of lumber shipped
during this period was 342.062,651 feet and
the value of $3,902,817.
NOW IRRIGATE FROM WELLS
Grand Ronde Farmers Not Depend
ent on Streams for Water Supply.
LA GRANDE. Or.. Sept. 16. (Special-)
The use of electric power for raising
water is a scheme that is being rap
idly developed in the Grand Ronde Val
ley, and not in all cases has It been found
necessary to resort to the streams as a
sourco of water supply. P. H. Dickinson,
of May Park, has a 24 horse-power mo
tor attached to the well pump on his
five-acre tract and has all the water
needed for irrigation purposes.
In fact, the motor, does not perceptibly
lower the water in the well and even
when working in combination with the
windmill there seems to be no way to
exhaust the supply. On account of the
uncertainty of the wind the electric
motor was added.
It seems to be a demonstrable fact that
there Is any quantity of water under
neath the surface In this valley, and
some extensive undertakings are about
to be made in the way of irrigation from
wells, especially in what is known as the
Sand Ridge section. . .
LYTLE'S DEMAND IS MET
TILLAMOOK PEOPLE WILL SE
CURE RIGHT OF WAY.
Stretch of 15 Miles Betweeu Their
City and Buxton Desired
for New Railroad.
TILLAMOOK. Or.. Sept. 16. (Special. )
Another meeting of the business men of
Tillamook was held last night in the
rooms of the Tillamook Development
League with a good ''attendance to con
sider the proposition of E. E. Lytle. of
the Pacific Railway & Navigation Com
pany, who wants the people of Tillamook
to guarantee him free right of way loo
feet wide between Tillamook City and
Buxton, in Washington County, for which
he agrees to construct 15 miles of road
in Tillamook next year and have the line
finished by 190S.
It was decided at the meeting that If
50 responsible persons would sign the
bond to furnish Mr. Lytle with a free
right of way a large number of citi
zens would also sign an agreement to
help. Mr. Lytle will get the free right
of way and terminal grounds at Bay
City and Tillamook. Papers to this ef
fect have been drawn up and are being
signed, and it is expected that enough,
signers will be obtained.
Mr. Lytle's road appears to meet with
considerable favor among Tillamook peo
ple on account of the proposed route be
ing so much nearer to Portland, and as
this is a matter which concerns Port
land, it is thought that that city ought
to help the citizens here, for it is liable
to cost them considerable money to pro
cure the i rights of way and terminal
Should Mr. Hammond build his road
Into Tillamook, considerable of the trade
from this county will be diverted to As
toria and other places. W. C. King,
president of the City Council, will leave
soon for Portland to see what help can
be obtained there.
Brick Yard Rushed With Orders.
LA GRANDE, Or.. Sept. 16. (Special.)
The La Grande brickyard has 500,000 brick
on hand at the yards at Oro Dell, and
will this week fire a kiln of 400.000. There
are 30 men employed and there will be
steady work for the force as long as the
weather will permit. With the most rapid
work it will be barely possible to fill or
ders now in. On account of the impossi
bility to get labor and building material
several extensive building projects have
been deferred until next Spring.
Beet Harvest Begins Today.
LA GRANDE. Or.. Sept 16. (Special.)
If conditions continue favorable beet
digging will begin tomorrow on the Sugar
Company's farms. The hoped-for rains
are here, which were necessary to put the
Ground In proper condition for digging.
It will be at least a week before the beet
supply will Justify starting the factory.
Manager ' Bramwejl Is well pleased with
the Outlook, both as to the crop and the
prospects of a big run.
. The beet pulp has already been contract
ed to Bull & Russell, who will feed sev
eral hundred head of cattle at the fac
tory yards this Winter.
McMinaville's Realty Boom-
M'MINNVTLLE. Or., Sept. 16 (Spe
cial.) McMinnville is feeling a boom in
real estate. The price of property has
been gradually rising during the last
year and now good property is hard to
get. There are no vacant houses and
many are unable to find a place to live.
There are a half-dozen new houses now
building and contracts nave been let for
as many more.
BUSINESS ITEMS. 'I '
If Baby I Cutting- Teeth
Be wire and use that old and well-tried rem
edy, Mrs. window's Soothing Syrup, for chil
dren teething. It eootbes the child, softena
the gums, allays au pain, cures wind collo