Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, November 23, 1906, Page 12, Image 12

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

More Important to Shippers
Than Other Projects, Says
T. B. Wilcox.
I'nobslructril Entrance to Columbia
River llrst Great Enterprise to
Bo Consummated Must Bo
I nited to Attain EnU.
Now that it Is definitely known that
the Chief of Enulnecrs in his recom
mendations and report to Congress haa
approved and advUsed the early and un
interrupted completion of the Columbia
River Jetty, local commercial bodies and
those interested In the improvement of
the Columbia River will concentrate
their energies towards securing the ac
ceptance by Congress of the recommen
dations made.
Summarized, the report of General Mac
kenzie to the Secretary of War. which Is
practically a full verification of the sus
tentions offered by Colonel Roessler for
the Improvement of the Columbia, carries
the idea that the one project of vital lm
portance at this time Is the uninter
rupted completion of the .1etty at the
mouth of the river, it Is estimated that
In round figures. $2,500,000 is required to
complete the south ietty. To cover this
n immediate appropriation of Sl.000.0tH)
Is asked, with the recommendation that
the remainder be made available by plac
1ng the Improvement under the continu
ing contract system. In view of the neces
sity for the completion of the bar lm
provement it l.s the opinion, even among
government officials, that appropriations
for various other improvements of the
Columbia- and Willamette Rivers should
If necessary, be held down to the mini
mum required for the maintenance of the
projects under way in order to give full
benefit to the jetty of the next appropria
tion to be made.
The Jetty has come to be considered
rot only by the local officials but those
In Washington as well, as of paramount
importance In the improvement of the
Columbia River and the development of
the only great water highway from the
Interior to the Pacific ocean. This realiza
tion, though somewhat tardy. Is evidenced
In the recommendations made and ap
proved that the work should no longer be
. prosecuted piecemeal under occasional
small appropriations, but should be per
formed under an act of Congress that
would enable the construction to go on
uninterruptedly until completed. As sug
gested in Colonel Roessler's report, the
past experience has proven that to un
dertake such a project under the provision
of funds made simply from time to time
and In uncertain amounts. Is not only un
wise but costly. In the Immediate case
f the Jetty It has been shown that many
thousands of dollars have been actually
wasted through the destruction bv the
elements of former work while operations
were at a standstill awaiting further ap
"Pieeemeal" Work Condemned.
Colonel Roessler. In his report strongly
condemned the "piecemeal , manner of
work on the Jetty and In this he has the
fullest support both from his superiors In
Washington and from local Interests.
Whether or not the Columbia River
jetty will receive all that Is asked for
It will now depend largely on the total
amount of appropriation granted by Con
gress for rivers and harbors, and upon
the efforts made by local Interests on
behalf of this particular Improvement.
With a SrAOOO.OOO river and harbor bill It
Is possible that Oregon will receive its
full recommendations, including the plac
ing of the Jetty under the continuing con
tract system. With any less amount ap
propriated It Is problematical as to what
extent the various Improvements and pro
jects will participate. Big and powerful
Interests will appear -before the river and
harbor committee demanding that they
be fully recognized, and with a small ap
propriation It will be a difficult matter to
fully appease all sections. The Ohio
River project, which seeks from $40,000,000
to $50,000,000. for the canalization of the
river from Pittsburg to Its junction with
the Mississippi, will have back of it the
. most powerful influences possible to
obtain. James J. Hill's approved project
for the deepening to a IS foot channel of
the Illinois River, will do all possible to
set a big slice of the $35,000,000 needed to
perform the work. Many other big im
provements, such as the harbors of Bos
ton and New York and other ports will
appear before the committee seeking im
mense sums of money, and It is this fact
which to the minds of those Interested
makes it Imperative that not only should
the people" Of Oregon and Washington use
Hll their influence on their congressional
representatives to secure what Is abso
lutely needed for this section, but to in
sure the passage of an appropriation of
sufficient amount to satisfv the various
present projects throughout the country.
It Is more than likely that In the pre
sentation of the Columbia River demands
It will be urged to provide fully for the
completion of the jetty even tbough ap
propriations for other improvements of
- the river have to be cut down.
Let's do the big thing first and get it
completed and then go after the other Im
provements equally as hard and get them
also," Is the expressed sentiment. In this
connection T. B. Wilcox, a leading worker
in the tight for an Improved and open
river, says:
View of T. B. Wilcox.
"Colonel Roessler and tho Chief En
gineers have emphasized the importance
of the Jetty at the mouth of tho Columbia
river by recommending that provision be
made at once for Its uninterrupted com
pletion, and It 1 now up to the people of
Portland anil, the Columbia river basin
to see that such provision Is made. It
will not do to carry on tho work of the
Jetty as It has been performed in the past
that is. spending a lot of money on
trestle and tramway work only to see
It go out before operations can be re
sumed tinder another appropriation. Such
course can find no Justification from
any point of view it is costly; it simply
retards the progress of the work, and It
Is mighty poor business management.
"My understanding is that any appro
priation that falls short of a provision
for the completion of the jetty, or at
least for continuous work on the project
until completed, is practically useless. Tho
remaining work to be done forms Itself
Into a 'hurry-up' Job, which should not
Ira undertaken ecxept under a provision
for its entire completion. Anything
short of this Jeopardizes such expendi
ture as might be made.
"The recommendation of the Chief of
nglnecrs for $1,000,000 tinder the next
r and harbor bill, with authority for
additional million and a half under a
,ning contract and to be appro-
at suhsequent sessions under the
'Ivil bill is the only intelligent
rhensive manner of proceeding
mailable contracts can
io completion of the
appropriations can
be financed as heretofore through local
banks. . - "
"We should see to it that he Jetty Is
completed the first thing, and In this
work the people of Portland and of Ore
gon and the entire Columbia river basin
should join hands and insure success.
Some $5,000,000 has been expended on the
jetty up to this time, from which we can
get but little benefit without the expendi
ture of further sums. With the expendi
ture of another J2.300.0n0. the United
States engineer seem positive, we shall
obtain a satisfactory depth of water and
receive the full benefit of the entire sum
expended. At present we are reaping lit
tle or no benefit from the $5,000,000 already
expended, ana cannot until the full work
Is completed.
Influence on Commerce.
"The completion of the Jetty is impera
tive, and of the first Importance. With
a railroad on each side of the Columbia
river, the lines reaching through their
ramifications all producing sections of the
entire Northwest, transportation facilities
will be available to move the produce of
the country to the seaboard at some
price. With the opening of the river to
the sea. which it is believed the Jetty
will accomplish, we shall have established
uninterrupted connection between the
producing sections and foreign consumers
and business will flow in increasing vol
ume down and out of the Columbia river.
"With such facilities established the
opening of the upper river for influence
on rates will be In order and the people of
the interior who Join with Portland
opening the mouth of the river will find
Portland just as willing to join with
them In the opening of the upper river,
"At present, if the upper river were
opened, It would take a long time to con
struct feeders to make its water and
rates available to more than a limited
section, while the open river to the sea
and the existing railroads will conler an
immediate benefit to all sections.
As l have frequently said, I am
heartily in favor of opening- the upper
river, but I feel that such compared
with the importance of the opening of
the river to the sea is of compara
tlvtly small Importance and somewhat
premature. -
"A division of the funds which Con
gress will be willing: to appropriate
for. Improvements In this section. If
divided between the Jetty, the lower
and upper rivers, will necessarily com
pel such slow procedure In the. com
pletion of each that It will be years
before we have the benefit of either
one. With the completion of the open
river to the sea, the resulting business
to come down the Columbia River will
make more apparent and demonstrnto
In a greater way the importance of tho
opening or the upper river.
Differential in Portland's Favor.
"It may be said that I view this
matter only from the standpoint of
wheat shipments, but It is an axiom
of trade that where the products of a
country are marketed Its supplies will
be rfrocured. WTith two railroads on
water grades down the Columbia River
1 shall be disappointed If the rate on
grain to Portland, or some point on
the Columbia River, Is not- made less
than to Puget Sound. I believe that
the bulk of the grain, whether des
tined to Puget Sound or to Portland,
will follow down the water grades of
the Columbia River, and it is hardly
fair to presume that railroads will care
to haul from the Columbia River to
Puget Sound without compensation If
the business can find an equally good
and cheap outlet from the Columbia
"I also believe that when the neces
sity of hauling; over the mountains Is
abrogated by the completion of the
Columbia River line, wheat rates to
the seaboard will be reduced, and" the
further argument offered for discharg
ing it on the Columbia River rather
than hauling: it to Puget Sound.
"Our Jobbing merchants are thorough
ly Intrenched In Eastern Oregon and
Washington, and to a far greater ex
tent than the Puget Sound merchants,
and they, too, should welcome any
means that will Increase the flow of
products down the Columbia River, for
such certainly must Increase the re
turn flow of their merchandise.
"Thus are shown some of the neces
sities which demand the assurance of
the completion of the Columbia River
Jetty, but to secure $2,500,000 for a
single project. In a comparatively
sparsely settled community and to a
considerable ext,ent considered of lit-
tie political Importance nationally, re
quires extraordinary efforts, but ex
traordinary efforts should and must be
made. There must be a concerted ac
tion on the part of our own commer
cial bodies and those of the interior, as
well as the employment of every Indi
vidual influence that can be obtained.
Personally, I am willing to do any
thing that I can do, and shall feel that
any labor, trouble or expense which I
may Incur In attaining this end will be
to hasten the growth and importance
of Portland and Its tributary country.
"The main tiling now Is to secure
assurance of the immediate completion
of the jetty. This will give us the open
highway to the sea and then we can
devote all energies to the development
of the Interior."
Harriman Train and Engine
Crews Ask Increase.
Employes on Oregon Lines Sow
Ready to Submit Their Re
quests Companies Willing ,
to Discuss the Matter. .
Train and engine crews on the O. R. &
N. and the Southern Pacific will present
their request for an increase In wages
as soon as a meeting can be arranged
with General Superintendent Buckley.
During the coming week such a confer
ence will probably be held. It Is thought
that the request of tho employes of the
Oregon roads is part of a concerted
movement and Is In line with the de
mand for a 10 per cent Increase mado by
all trainmen employed on the railways
west of Chicago.
The customary thirty-day notice of a
proposed change In the existing contract
between employes and employers- has
been given by the men and they are
anxious to talk over their request with
the general superintendent. Mr. Buck
ley was out of the city yesterday, but
Is expected to return today. While the
main line was threatened with washouts
during the recent storms, he was com
pelled to give his undivided attention to
keeping the system in operation, but now
that this trouble is over he will probably
take up the wage question with the men.
The demands made will vary with con
ditlons and cannot be learned until the
case 1b presented to the railway man
agement. In the main, it is understood,
a general advance in wages Is desired.
What reply the railway officials will
make to the request cannot be learned.
Willingness to take the matter up with
the trainmen and learn whit their de
mands are is expressed.
About 350 trainmen are employed by the
Oregon lines - of the Harriman system
and all are understood to be workin,
together for Increased wages. The pay
varies with every division. Engineers
are now paid from $4 to $4.60 a day.
Firemen receive from $2.40 to $2.90. The
pay of conductors and brakemen varies
on different runs.
A voluntary Increase in wages has just
been made by the -Harriman lines in its
shops.- Repair men in the car shops have
been given advances of from 10 to 30
cents a day and boiler makers have been
given an Increase from 34 to 40 cents an
hour. This increase affects a large num
ber of men.
!. T, Dlckerson Calls Her a Med
dler She Has Him Arrested.
A family row that led to the arrest of
R. T. Dlckerson. yesterday afternoon, is
said to have been caused by Delia M.
Rhude"s habit of telephoning her sister,
Mrs. Dlckerson, to the effect that Dlck
erson had been secretly meeting another
young woman" on the streets of late. This
was the story told by Dlckerson and his
wife at police headquarters yesterday.
wi,ile Dlckerson was waiting for his sis
ter-in-law to file a charge of "using abu
sive language" against him. Miss Rhude
declares that he entered a local dry goods
store, where she Is employed, and Insulted
her by calling her vile names. The case
Is set for trial In the Municipal Court this
"This la the result of a determined ef
fort on my sister-in-law's part to break
up my home," said Dlckerson. "I went to
the store where she works last Monday to
demand an explanation of her action in
telephoning to my wife, telling her that I
was making dates with another young
woman who clerks in the same store.
'The manager called both women Into
the office where I was seated and asked
the young woman named by Miss Rhude
if she knew me. She replied that she had
never seen me. At that Miss Rhude
leaped to her feet and said: 'You do, too,
know him; you have been meeting' him
right along." The manager, however, dis
mtsed both women from the office, saying
ne was certain tne other young woman
did not know me. I returned to the store
yesterday to buy some shoes. Then Miss
Rhude had me arrested, saying I had in
sulted her."
Miss Rhude's sister refused even to
speak to her, and declared to Captain
Moore that her husband had done nothing
wrong ana that sne aid not believe what
her sister had said against him.
Dickerson Is a landscape artist who lives
on the Patton road. He said he had plen
ty or money in the bank, and when his
bail was fixed at $40 cash he sent his wife
out and secured the coin at once. Dlck
erson was arrested by Acting Detective
Hill. At first the prisoner refused to ac
company the officer without a warrant.
but a patrol-wagon was summoned and he
was given a ride to police headquarters.
after which the warrant was secured from
Bailiff McDonald, of the Municipal Court.
Those Who Wish to Dractice ecTmnmo-
should bny Carter's Little Liver Pills,
torty niilo fj, vial: onlir one Pill a
dose, - -
Plants in This State and in Southern
Washington ' Loso Heavily.
Output Curtailed.
That the layman may gain some idea of
the magnitude of the lumber Industry in
this state, a list of Oregon mills and mills
in Washington towns tributary to Port
land Is appended. It shows the extent of
the leading Industry of the two states.
which is now nearly paralyzed by the car
shortage. The annual output of each mill.
under normal conditions Is also given.
The output of 1909 will be sadly curtailed
by the failure of the railways to supply
cars, which is forcing many of the mills
on the list to shut down.
It is safe to say that nearly every mill
on the list is a loser in a greater or less
degree because no cars are to be had for
lumber loading. Each mill owner would
tell the same story of serious losses, di
rectly due to the shortage.
The Oregon mills are:
Peilee Lumber Co., Alrlie. 700.000
Ruble Bros., Alsea 4o,oiU
Anlauf Bros., Anlauf
Afchland Mfg. Co., Ashland 2.000.000
Astoria Box Co., Astoria...-
Ol&tsop Mill Co., Astoria 20.0tjO,XM
Tongue Point Lumber Co.. Astoria U,tMjo,ouo
S. H. Kauftman, Aurora.- 700.000
Baeby Lumber Co.. Aurora Sw.tXtu
C O. MrFherynn, Berlin 800,000
Norton Bros. Lumber Co., Blachly l.uoo.OOU
Bridal Veil Lumber Co., Bridal
Veil : 18.000.0oo
is. it. LostiDaugh, Bridge
H. B. Moyer. Brownsville....
Sheridan Lumber Co., Buell..
Buxton Lumber Co., Buxton..
J. R. Pickett. Canvonvllle. ..
Carlton Lumber Co.. Carlton 15,000,000
v inn mver iumoer 4t,o.. cascade
Union LoKKlng & Lumber Co.,
Cedar Mills
Tlehenor Lumber Co.. Clatskanie. .
Clatskanie Lumber Co., Clatrtkanle - 18,uoo,ouo
Pitt Oregon dumber uo., Clals
kanle Curtain Spur Lumber Co.. Comstoek
Stewart Sc Delaney, Comstot-k. . . .
Wm. skldmorft & Son, Oomstock..
Oorvallla Kawmill Co.. Corvatiis..
McKlbben Bros.. Cottag-e Grove..
Brown Lumber Co., Cottage Grove
J. H. Chambers, Cottage' Grove. ., .
A. I. Owens & Fon. Cottage, Grove
Johnson Bros., Cornelius
Cody Lumber Co., toqullle
Calapoota Lumber Co., Crawfords
ville . . .'
W. w. Johnson Lumber Co., Dallaa
"Willamette Valley Lumber Co..
Dallas 12.000.000
ueurge ieuner, .-.r., uaya vreeK...
fci . W. Iier, Pay ton
Hoover lumber Co., Detroit
H. M. Parvin & Cruz an Bro.,
f". M Chapman. Divide
D. W. Hotter. Divide
G. P. Miller. Divide : .'
Frank J. Taylor, Divide...
Chambers Lumber Co.. Dorena....
Pane Lumber Co., Drain
.Palmer Lumber Co., Drain
Klk Creek Lumber Co., Drain....
IV. J. Long, BlBln
Haney Bros.. Klkton -.
The Walters & Son Lumber Co.,
Elmora .
Booth-Kelly Lumber Co.. Kugene..
M. S. Barker, Eugene
Kw?ene Lumber Co., Kugene
Falls City Lumber Co., Falls nty
Vv. H. Lyda. Forest Grove
V. H. Williams & Son. Forest
Klngdnn Bros., Fort Klamuth
1). S. Wheeler & Son, Friend
Clarence Miller, Gales Creek
Albert M. Clemene, Gervais.. .
Glendale Lumber Co., Glendale....
J. M. Hamblin Son. Glenwood..
B. G. Jones. Goble, Box 24
Gohlc Milling Co., Goble
Carstens Hartley. Oreenvlue. . . .
A. M. Slopum, Heppner
Middle Valley Mill. Hood River
c. A. Frantz. Hopkins
A. J. Lais. -Hubbard
Oregon- Lumber Co., Inglis. Hood
River and Vlento
Jefferson Mill Co.. Jefferson......
Banner Mills, Lacomb
Chas. E. Clark, lacomb
J. M. Wiley. Lebanon
Smith t Loftln. lbanon
John L. Spoo. Lebanon
Dillon & Gomez, Lebanon
I, eon& Mills Lumber Co., Leona....
Clark & Wlleon Lumber Co., Llnn-
W. C. Shortridge. London
Addison Bros. A Ross. Lorane
Lost Valley Land & Lumber Co..
Lost Valley ,
Lyons Lumber Co., LyonR
Hyland Lumber Co.. Mabel
c. -J. Bimeral, Macleay,....
Fischer Bros., Marcola
Iowa Lumber & Box Co., Medford
Butte Falh Sugar Pine Lumber
Co., Medford
A. J. Stevens. Medford
B. V. Dlller, Melrose.,
Menominee Lumber Co.. Menomi
nee Clarke & Baktr, Millwood,. .......
1. 000.01 10
1. SO. 00(
1. 200,000
a, 01 10,000
400. 000
0. 000.1kio
17, OIK). 000
, 1.-.0.000
1. titio.ntto
. 400.000
1.. son. 000
.son, 000
Curtlsji Lumber Co., Mill City.... 20.7PO.OOO
dinger Bros., Milion 600.000
Marvin & Son. Monroe 300,000
VYm. Mortenson. Mount Angel, R.
F. D. No. i 1.0O0.000
D. L. Trullinger, Mullno 500.000
Myrtle Lumber Co., Myrtle Creek 8,000.000
Chns. K. Spaulding Lumber Co.,
Newberg 20.000,000
North Powder Lumber Co., North
Powder 8,000,000
Eugene Cumins Oregon City
B. K. Linn, Oregon City 500,000
V. F. Harris, Oregon City, R. F.
D. No. i 800.t00
Chewaucan Lumber Co., Paisley.. 200,000
Benton County Lumber Co., Phllo-
math . 4,0ft0,0oo
L L. Detrlck. Pltteburg 200,000.
1-lronghton & Wiggins Lumber Co.,
427 Chamber o Commerce. Port-,
Doernbecher Mfg. Co., Portland.. 600,000
East Side Mil! & Lumber Co., Port
land 20,000,000
Eastern A Western Lumber Co.,
Portland 90.000.ono
Jones Lumber Co., Portland 2,000.000
Multnomah Lumber & Box Co.,
Portland 10,000,000
Patterson Lumber Co.. 223 Lum
ber Exchange. Portland a.onn.ono
Nor. Pacific Lumber Co.. Portland 70,000,000
Oregon & Washington Lumber Co.,
Portland IS.OOO.OOO
Peninsula Lumber Co., Portland..
Portland Lumber Co.. Portland... 05.000,000
Standard Box & Lumber Co.. Port
land 20.000.000
Union Box & Lumber Co.. Portland 1.000,000
Stanley-smith Lumber Co., McKay
building. Portland 30,000,000
Paeiftc Coast Hardwood Mfg. Co. ,
Sherlock building. Portland .
Westport Lumber Co., 2S- Concord
building. Portland 7,000,000
North Coast Co-operative Lumber
Co.. 22V4 Washington St., Port,
land 7 1,000,000
Keyetone. Lumber Co., Station B.
Portland 3.000,000
Columbia River Door Co.. Rainier 3.000,000
C. C. Wilson Lumber Co.. Ranter.. 7.2O0.O00
Oregon-Kansas Lumber Co., Rainier 7.2O0.00O
Rainier Mfll &. Lumber Co.. Rainier - 20,000.000
West Hill Lumber Co., Rainier
Wlllard Case Lumber Co., Rainier 6,000.000
Joseph Petzel. Salem, R. F. D. No. 8 300,000
Nelsoa-Wilcox Lumber Co.. Scap-
poose 2,000.000
Columbia Lumber Co., Seappoose.. 7..So0.ono
Oroner & Rowell Co., Scholia 1.250.OO0
Fred Gooch. Sclo 1,500,000
Trappist Fathers Mill & Lumber
Co.. Sclo 2.000.000
Thomas Creek Lumber Co., Sclo... OOu.ooO
Chaa. A. White, Scotts Mills
Seaside Spruce Lumber Co., Seaside 400,000
T. H. March & Co.. Sheridan 700,000
F. D. Vincent, Sherwood 1.200.000
Fischer Lumber Co., Sllverton l.OoO.OOO
Conzelmann Bros., Sherwood SOo.ono
A. J. Porter, Sllverton 2.5O0.OOO
Brewer Bros., Sllverton 800. OoO
K. W. Ross. Sllverton S00.00O
John G. Lais. Sllverton J.ooO.Oih)
Schledler 4 Hartman, Sllverton...
Le Roy Browne. Sllverton
Sllverton Lumber Co.. Sllverton... 1,000,000
Dorranee Lumber Co., Springbrook
Mohawk Lumber Co., Springfield.. 600.000
Lee Brown & Sons. Stayton l.ftoO.Ooi)
Star Lumber Co., Star 1.500,000
Geo. Taylor & Sons. Star 2.000,000
St. Johns Lumber Co.. St. Johns.. lO.nuO.OuO
Geo. W. Killian Sublimity... ftno.OOO
D. P. Weaver.- Sublimity B00.O0O
Hills & Rose Lumber Co.. Swenson l.Ooo.OOO
John H. Weddle. Sweet Home 2O0.niO
O. R. ARree. Toledo 2,0o0.v.v0
O. L. Gray, Toledo SOO.ono
Maclll Bros., Wamle l.oCO.OoO
S. S. WIgglesworth, Wallowa 800,000
Warren Lumber Co.. Warren l.Otin.000
D. 1. Kelly Lumber Co.. Warrenton B.000.0OO
Skinner & Wilson. Waterloo 800.000
Hertzler A Haskell Lumber Co.,
Woodburn 3.000.000
John Shetterly. Willamlna 800.000
t'mpqua Imp. Co., Winchester.... 25,000.000
Brlnn A Stanwood. Tankton 3,000,000
Sherman Bros., Yankton 1,500. OOO
J. H. Johnson. Seappoose 1,000,000
Washington Mills.
L. P. McCroskey, Cape Horn, Wash 2,500,000
Klickitat Pine Lumber Co., Gold-
endale 1.200.000
Kalama Lumber Co., Kalama S.noo.OOO
Baioua & Blaker, Lewisville 4.0i0.0t
Claude P. Young, Oak Point 600,000
Ostrander Railway & Timber Co.,
Ostrander 4,000,000
Plttock & Leadbetter Lumber Co.,
Vancouver 20,000,000
White Salmop Lumber Co., White
Salmon ; 3,000,000
Total .' 1 1,203.8100,000
Puget Sound Suffers by Blockade on
Northern Pacific.
The Northern Pacific was not suc
cessful in getting Its entire line be
tween Portland and Puget Sound open
for traffic yesterday, and the train that
left at 2 o'clock for Tacoma and Seat
tle was obliged to transfer its passen
gers, as usual. It Is hoped that repairs
will be completed so that-trains leav
ing today may get through without a
tfansfer. There is considerable anxiety
on the part of Puget Sound business
concerns because It is Impossible to get
freight through. The Seattle news
papers are nearly out of white paper.
as their usual supply from the Oregon
City paper mills is cut off. Unless the
line is speedily cleared, they , will be
forced to suspend publication. It may
be, however, that they will be able to
Set shipments from the East by the
Canadian Pacific.
(Ireat Northern agents here are kent
busy answering telegrams Inquiring as
to the condition of the line. Freight
officials at Seattle are anxious to get
through a consignment of about 1000
tons of wheat and fiour. a part of tho
cargo of the Hill liner Dakota, which
sails from Seattle on November 28.
Some of the grain Is also scheduled to
leave on the staamship Aki Maru,
which is under Great Northern man
agement, and will sail from Seattle
November 27.
There is a large Quantity of freight
piling up, and when the line is cleared
there will be an annoying congestion.
Oregon potatoes in large quantities are
awaiting shipment to the Sound.
Pacific Railway & Navigation Com
pany Forced to Stop, Grading.
Although wet weather Is delaying grad
ing on the Pacific Railway & Navigation
Company's line from Hillsboro to Tilla
mook, -work Is still being done on the
portals of the Hobsonville tunnel, and
during the rainy season workmen will
be employed on the tunnel to be driven
between the 20 and 30-mlle points. Grad
ing will be done all Winter when the
weather will permit.
Thirty acres of land for terminal pur
poses at Tillamook was purchased yes
terday by E. K. Lytle. the price paid be
ing tfiOOO. This gives the new line a term
inal tract of 58 acres, citizens having do
nated heretofore 28 acres. Rights of way
are being purchased near Garibaldi.
O. R. & X. Co. Is Replacing Old and
Much Weakened Structure.
GRESHAM, Or., Nov. 22. (Special.)
The railroad bridge at Troutdale
across the Sandy River came near go
ing out with the recent flood, and,
awakening to the situation, the O. R.
& N. is replacing the old structure with
a new one and had the. main span
keyed up on u foundation of piling
preparatory to rebuilding- new piers.
s to .
ssttd Mem
By tat AnUus of Latter from a Self-Had Mere hut to hit Sam
who can raise a million dollars at mm
hour's notice, bat who cant raise a boy.
10 went through five thousand a ye
but couldn't set through Harvard.
who owns a hunclt of cows on a mountain
ranKCj where they can't Rraiean hour in any
direction without stepping on the mortag.
Jonas writes to Brother William that in spite of
the fact that Jack has been given everything that
money can buy he has made a mess of his life.
Here follow some extracts from Brother Bill's
letter in reply:
, 'Jack is your problem and you're welcome to it. You
could solve it, but you won't, because Jack, isn't wheat,
or steel, or stocks, but just flesh and blood."
"If he were a million-dollar deal gone wrong, no subor
dinate could touch him. But when your son starts
for hell in a canter, you send a hired man after him to
beat him back with a club."
"Have you looked up the men who have taught Jack as
carefully as those that you have hired to run your plants ? "
"You expected him to associate with idlers and not be
to make friends among the foolish and not be a
That is a pretty big contract for one boy to fill,
even with a father working overtime to help him."
"You and your special breed of business men are all
alike. You begin in your corner groceries sanding
the sugar for pennies; and you finish in Wall Street
sanding the sugar for millions." -
1 1
5c the copy
In this week's issue of
$1.50 the year
In the next installment Jack breaks a strike in his father's Chicago plant
and almost breaks his father.
When the flood came the superintend
ent ordered the span replaced, which
was done Just In time to save the
bridge, aa the falsework went out with
the first rush of the water and drift
wood that came down.
Construction of the new bridge has
been suspended until the flood sub
sides, and the- old bridge is being
cared for In such a way that It will
probably stand many severe strains. If
within a short time. Negotiations have
been opened for one or more steamers
for the route, to be secured immediately.
Offers of vessels have been made to the
board by F. O. Ludlow, representative of
a big steamship firm of New York.
The executive committee of the board
met with Mr. I.udlow in the Board of
Trade rooms yesterday afternoon. The
Alaskan steamship line was discussed at
some length. A committee of three was
necessary, before It Is finally replaced ' named to hold another conference with
by a more modern structure.
Southern Paclfc Trains Will Prob
ably Resume Old Route Today.
The main line of the Southern Pa
cific to California will again be clear,
it Is expected, today. Repairs to the
bridge across the Santiant River at
Jefferson had progressed so far yester
day that Chief Engineer Bosehke, who
has been on tlo ground for the past
week, directing the repairs in person,
wired General Manager O'Brien and
General Passenger Agent McMurray
that trains would undoubtedly be able
to pass today-
A steel span, crossing the part of
the stream still remaining unbridged,
will' be. in place by 9 o'clock today,
wired Mr. Bosehke, and by noon it was
thought passenger trains could pass
without trouble. Freight trains will
not be allowed to use the bridge until
tomorrow morning. The placing of
this bridge in service will do away
with routing Southern Pacific trains
over the Corvallls & Eastern between
Shelburn Junction and Albany.
Board of Trade Receives Encourage
ment for Alaskan Steamship Line.
The project to establish a line of
steamships between Portland and Alaskan
ports has not been abandoned by the
Board of Trade and unless plans now
nearly matured fall a new transportation
lifle will be in operation out of this port
fi&la IlFgjl IliJj fill C
Every mother feels a
great dread of the pain
and danger attendant upon
the most critical period
of her life. Becoming
a mother should be a source of joy to all, but the suffering and
danger incident to the ordeal makes its anticipation one of misery.
Mother's Friend is the only remedy which relieves women of the great
pain and danger of maternity; this hoar which is dreaded as woman's
severest trial is not only made painless, but all the danger is avoided
by its use. Those who use this remedy are no longer despondent or
gloomy ; - nervousness, nausea and other distressing conditions are
overcome, the system is made ready for the coming event, and tho
serious accidents so common to the critical
hour are obviated by the use of Mother's
Friend. "It is worth its weight in gold,"
6ays many who have used it. $1.00 per
bottle at drug 6tores. Book containing
valuable information of interest to all women, will
be sent to any address free upon application to
Mr. Ludlow today and evolve a plan
whereby the steamers can be secured im
mediately and placed In operation at
once. The committee named was as fol
lows: Wallis Nash, A. B. Steinbaeh and
T. N. Stoppenbach.
The appointment of delegates to the Na
tional Rivers and Harbors Congress at
Washington. D. C. December R and 6.
and to the convention for the extension
of foreign commerce, to be held in Wash
ington in January, was authorized. The
delegates will be named aa soon as it can
be learned who among the board mem
bers will be certain to attend.
The Pacltic-Yukon exposition at Seattle
was Indorsed, resolutions asking such ac
tion having been sent the board by tho
exposition management.
Secretary I-aber reported that he had
been offered by General Manager O'Brien
the free use of an Oregon Railway &
Navigation Company car. in which to
bring apples donated by the Hood River
Commercial Club to Portland to be dis
tributed at Thanksgiving time to the
poor. Word was received yesterday from
O. R. & N. oflicials that the car would
be spotted at Hood River Monday and
hrotight to Portland Tuesday.
We Cure Men f or
Consultation Free No Pay Unless Cured
A Life-Long Cure For
I m - Iiili
Blood Poison, Skin Diseases, Sores, Ulcers, Stric
ture, Gonorrhoea, Gleet, Hydrocele, Nervous De
cline, Weakness, Piles or Chronic Diseases of the
Kidneys and Prostate.
Our offer is to you, to every one, only $10.00 for a cure, payable at
your convenience, in such sums as you can spare. Could an offer be
more generous? No matter what your trouble is if you suffer from
neglect, from want of money or from unskillful practice here is an
opportunity to get the services of a skilled specialist, a graduate phy
sician, legally registered in Oregon, with years of ripe experience in
treating complicated and special disorders of men only. It will cost
nothing to talk to us, and may bo the means of restoring yon to health
,and happiness. Why not 'call today? Our offices are very private.
You see only the doctor. If you cannot call, write for blanks, as we
extend the same liberal offer to those who cannot call. In fact, there
is no excuse for being disordered or sick while this liberal offer re
mains. It is a gift of priceless value, within the reach of all. Re
member, only $10.00 for any disease.
WEAKNESS: There are functional disturbances that are existing
in your condition that cause a waste of strength, loss of mental power,
lack of concentration, loss of the vigor and strength that you once
had; this disturbance brings you to a premature old age, debility and
in many cases results in deformity, total loss of your mind and
Remember, we treat all Genito-Urinary and Nervous Diseases of Men.
It is our desire that every man, no matter how poor he may be, if
he is afflicted with any disease which comes under our specialty, to
have you consult us about your condition, and if your case is curable
we would like to cure you, as we have cured thousands. We know
whether we can cure you, after a thorough and searching examina
tion. .We will then know whether your case is curable, and if so
we will tell you so. If you cannot call, write for symptom blanks.
Hours 9 A. M. to 5 P. M.; Evenings, 7 to 8:30; Sundays, 9,to 12.
St. Louis Medical and Surgical Dispensary