Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, November 27, 1906, Page 5, Image 5

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    THE MORNING OREGOXIAJf, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 1906.
INSPECTORS HOLD
LIMINE INQUIRY
Passenger Boat Is in Fault,
According to Evidence
Introduced.
CROSSED CASCADE'S BOWS
Masters and IMlots of Vessels In
volved Do Not Agree as to Thick
et ncss of I'os at Time of Colli
sion News of AVaterfront.
The evidence Introduced before United
States Inspectors Edwards and Fuller
yesterday tended to show that the
steamer Lurllne which was aunk in colli
sion with the steamer Cascade, was more
at fault than was the latter vessel. Tho
inquiry was inaugurated by the govern
ment officials to ascertain which vessel
was at fault in the recent accident and
also to discover if the officers of each
vessel had complied with the navigation
laws.
During the morning session Captain
I.arklns and Pilot Kane Olney of the
Minken steamer were placed on the stand.
. Captain Kdwards conducted the inquiry
on the part of the government, while the
interests of the Vancouver Transporta
tion Company were taken care of by
Judge Ruftis Mallory, and Thomas X.
Strong looked after the case of his con
stituents, the 'North Paciiic Lumber Com
pany, which concern operates the steamer
Cascade.
. From the testimony of Pilots Olney and
Harton, who were on duty on their re
spective boats at the time of the col
lision, foggy or thick weather was not
struck until the respective eYaJ't ap
proached Rainier. Relative to the thick
ness of the foghank encountered, the
jillols do not agree, for Olney stated
that lights ashore could be discerned for
over 1000 feet shortly before the colli
sion, while Barton stated that he was
tiarely able to distinguish the llghfij of a
sawmill about 500 feet on his port side
about opposite the pilot house of the
Cascade.
l.urllne Crossed Cascade's Bows.
According to early statements at the
time of the accident it was announced
that the l.urllne was proceeding up
stream on her way to Portland, hut this
was disproved at the inquiry for all state
clients seem to agree that she was headed
towards the Oregon shore when struck
by tho Cascade, while crossing tho bows
of the latter craft. This was evidently
due to the fact that she had not yet
touched at Rainier, and was about to
make a landing to leave off some little
freight and baggage destined for that
point.
Captain William R Iarklns of the L.ur
lino admitted in his testimony that the
metHllic life boat on the lurlinc was
equipped with wooden plugs Instead of
automatic self baling plugs.
According to the master of the sunken
steamer metallic life raft Xo. 2 and a
wooden worR boat were lowered at the
time of the collision, and the former was
found to be taking water on account of
the plug falling out, which was im
mediately replaced. Under rroj examina
tion Captain Larkins explained that it
was customary to examine all the boats
and life apparatus once a week, and that
this custom had been followed on the
j .11 1 line.
Pilot Olney stated that Just before ap
proaching Rainier, the fog hank settled
on the course of his .vessel and he com
menced blowing the fog whistle, and that
he heard the whistles of the Cascade,
which was coming down stream.
Other members of the crew of the Tjur
line were examined, and according to
them It seemed as though the l.urllne
was attempting to cross the Cascade's
bows. The watchman of the l.urllne
was most clear on this point. He said
that he had heard four fog signals from
the Cascade and live from the l-.urline
before the impact was felt.
i.aptaln McNary of the Cascade proved
a good witness, for ho answered all ques
tions put to him clearly and without
hesitation. Ho stated that as near as he
could estimate, the Cascade was 4eit or
fi feet off shore when the collision
occurred. He was awakened shortly be
fore the impact and was sitting on the
edge of his berth when the crash came,
lie rushed to the pilot house and assumed
command, giving orders to hack away
clc:ir of tho l.urllne. When she was
clear of the wreckage McNary pulled
the Cascades along side the Lurllne,
which was apparently in a sinking condi
tion, and commenced taking off the pas
sengers and crew of the ptrleken craft,
which was accomplished without any con
fusion. l.u i li no Would Have Capsized.
The master of the cascade also stated
that in his opinion the l.urlino would
have capsized were it not for the proxi
mity of Ids vessel. The Lurline lurched
two or throe times, but finally settled
right side up on an even keel at the bot
tom of the river, and lay submerged to
her hurricane deck, and her bow point
ing down stream.
Pilot Pred Barton of the Cascade was
the next witness and he was on the stand
when the Inquiry adjourned until this
morning. During the time he occupied
the stand he stated that the fog came up
shortly after he had passed the bend
going into Rainier, a distance of about
four miles from the scene of the acci
dent. The Cascade was running at fair
speed and shortly afterward the pilot
heard the whistles of the Lurline and
gave the signal to stop the engines of his
craft. Pilot Barton stated that the first
he saw of the Lurline was the green
light and that no mast head light was
visible. He claims that he gave the
signal to reverse his engines as soon as
the light was seen, and that the collision
occurred about one half minute there
after, the Cascade striking the l.urllne
almost amidships.
Tho examination of Pilot Barton will be
"continued this morning and the inquiry
will probably require the entire day and
part of tomorrow before concluding, as
the insTiectors intend to make a thorough
Investigation of all matters pertainnlg
or leading up to the rollislon.
AVIMj improve bar. service
Harrlnian System Assures Chamber
of Commerce of Reforms.
According to advices received by the
Chamber of Commerce, the bar towage
service conducted by the O. R. & N.
Co.. Is to be improved in the very near
future. The statement also conveys
the intelligence that Bar Pilot Bailey,
who is alleged to have attempted to
extort $10,000 from Cpptaln Corvee, of
the French bark l.a Pereuse, Is to be
retired. Bailey is master of the tug
Tatoosh. The recent agitation caused
by the two wrecks at the mouth of the
Columbia lias caused tho company to
act.
While the pilots are In the employ
of the Harrlnian system, they are under
the jurisdiction of the State Board of
I'ilot Commissioners, which body ad-
Justs all disputes and investigates all
matters pertaining to pilotage at the
mouth of the Columbia.
The O. R. & N. Co. has made many
improvements in this service recently.
and In spite of this, there is said to
be room for several more urgent re
forms, and it is this latter defect that
the company has agreed to improve.
CAPTAIX DORAX IN COMMAND
Former Master Again In Charge of
Popular Passenger Steamer.
The popular passenger liner Colum
bia, of the San Francisco & Portland
Steamship Company, arrived at Ains
worth dock yesterday morning, after
a fair trip up the Coast from the Bay
City.
Captain Doran, who was in command
of this vessel before she met with the
accident by overturning in the San
Francisco drydock at the time of the
earthquake, and who has since been
In command of the Barracouta, is agair
in charge of the Columbia. He failed
to reach San Francisco in time to takt
his vessel out on her first voyage since
her mishap, but assumed charge im
mediately on her return from Portland.
The big liner brought nearly her full
complement of passengers, and is pret
ty thoroughly booked for her return
voyage tomorrow evening.
STEAMSHIP OFF DRYDOCK.
Big Tramp Manchester Port Suc
cessfully Lowered Into Stream.
The big British tramp" steamship
Manchester Port was successfully low
ered from the drydock last evening,
after undergoing an overhauling pre
paratory to receiving a mixed cargo at
this port. She will be brought up to
one of the local mills this morning, and
the work of putting In a portion of her
lumber cargo will be started. She will
take about 2,000,000 feet of fir and
80.000 bushels of wheat on her outward
journey. She is to load i for Taylor,
Young & Co.
Vessels Clear at Astoria.
ASTORIA, Or., Nov. 26. (Special.) The
steamer Meteor cleared at the Custom
House last evening for San Pedro with
a cargo of 411.000 feet of railway ties,
loaded at St. Helens, and 1,160,000 feet of
lumber, loaded at Rainier.
The steam schooner Thomas L. Wand
cleared today for San Francisco with a
cargo of 700,000 feet of lumber, loaded at
Vancouver.
The schooner Alice McDonald also
cleared today for San Francisco. She car
ries a cargo of 650.000 feet of lumber,
loaded at Rainier.
Laldlaw to Preside Over Court.
ASTORIA, Or., Nov. 26. (Special.) At
the request of British Vice-Consul P. L.
Cherry of this city, British Consul James
I.aldlaw, of Portland, has consented to
preside at the naval court of inquiry to
investigate the circumstances surround
ing the stranding of the four-masted Brit
ish bark Galena, on Clatsop beach on the
morning of November 13. The court will
be convened in this city during next week.
Marine Notes.
The work of loading the Portland
and Asiatic liner Numantia Is being
rushed with extra gangs of longshore
men, for the company desires to get
her away Wednesday morning.
The steamship Roanoke of the North
Pacific Steamship Company's line has
been laid up for temporary repairs, and
for a trip or two the Geo. W. Elder will
look after the trade along the coast.
The French barks Hoche and La
Pereuse shifted to the grain docks yes
terday to commence loading wheat for
the United Kingdom. The Hoche went
to Montgomery No. 2, and La Pereuse
to Centennial dock.
The sum of $S001 was shipped by the
local Collector of Customs to San Fran
cisco yesterday. The shipment repre
sented the moneys collected on the
cargoes of the British ship Brodick
Castle, the French bark. Empereur
Menelik and the German steamer Nu
mantia. The Geo. W. Klder reached San Fran
cisco yesterday for the first time in
nearly two years. She left here last
Wednesday and called at Eureka on
the way South. She is scheduled to
come directly North from the Bay City,
but will call at San Pedro on her next
voyage.
Arrivals and Departures.
ASTORIA, Nov. 2. Condition ot th bar
at r P. M., moderate: wind north 8 miles,
weatiicr clear. Arrived at 7:o5 and left
up at lt:;(0 A. M. Steamer Argyll, from
San Francisco. Sailed at 8 A. M. Steamer
Thomas 1.. Wand, for San Francisco. Salted
at 0 A. M. Krmich bark l.a Tour d'Au-
vergne, for Dublin. -Sailed at 9:05 A. M.
British steamer Fulhani, for Shanghai.
Salted at 9:20 A. M. French bark Sully,
for United Klngdojn for orders. Sailed at
11 A. M. Schooner . S. Holmes, for San
Franrtsco. Arrived down at 2 P. M. Ship
Berlin. Left up at S:'M P. M. Schooner
YV. F. Jewett.
San Kranilseo, Nov. 26. Arrived Steam
ers Costa Rice. Geo. W. Klder, from Port
land, and Tiverton, from Astoria; schooner
Muhcl liale. from Portland.
San redro, Nov. 20. Arrived Steamer
Robert Dollar, from Astoria.
San Francisco, Nov. 20. Arrived Siberia,
from HoncUong. Yokohama and Honolulu:
steamer Cascade, from Willapa; steamer
Breakwater, from Coos Bay; steamer Ti
verton, from Astoria; steamer Costa Rica,
from Astoria; schooner William Renton,
from Willapa; steamer G. V. Klder, from
Astoria, amooner A. B. Johnson, from
Gray's Harbor; schooner Oceania. Vance,
from Coos Bay. Sailed Steamer Jim But
ler, for Gray's Harbor.
St. Vincent, C. V., Nov. 26. Arrived pre
vlously Ammon. from Seattle, San Fran
cisco, etc., for Hamburg.
TWO CLAIMANTS TO GRIP
Travelers From Seattle Tell Troubles
to Police.
"The Troubles of a Traveler, or Who
Stole the Grip" was the title of a drama
enacted in several acts, the final of
which occurred at the Police Station Im
mediately after the arrival of the belated
Northern Pacific train this morning.
J. H. Kcttlesen, a business man of CIn
cinnati. suffered the loss of a line grip
containing a suit of clothes and some ar
ticles of wearing apparel while sojourn
ing at the Hotel Northern at Seattle last
Friday afternoon. The police department
of the Sound metropolis was unable to
find anv trace of It.
On boarding the train for Portland
yesterday. Kettlesen caught sight of his
missing baggage in the possession of a
young man . named Leo Berman, who
claimed that he had purchased the article
In a Seattle second-hand store just be
fore taking the train for Portland. Ket-
telsen Immediately claimed his property
and the young man refused to give It
up unless the price the article cost him
was forthcoming. When the train ar
rived in this city Officer Burri was called
upon to unravel the tangle. He very
promptly sent both men to the police
station and then allowed them to present
their "troubles to Captain Bailey.
It was clearly shown that the grip be
longed to Kettlesen. but the recent pur
chaser could not be convinced that he
was liable to Imprisonment for having
stolen property in his possession, and
as Kettlesen was unwilling to place a
charge against him. it was decided to
await the coming of the morn before the
case was argued any further and the
claimants to the baggage left for their
hotels, while the troublemaking grip was
taken in charge by the police.
SHOUTS HIS WRATH
Mayor Shindler Defies Milwau
kie Convention.
ANOTHER MAN NOMINATED
Ike Mullen, Reform Candidate, Wins
Place at Head of Ticket Fist
Fight Is Narrowly
Averted.
"You are a pack of rascals and rats;
that's what you are, to throw me down
the way you have tonight in this con
vention, after all that I have done for
Mllwaukle. I .defy you rascals. I
shall run independent, and I am going
to be re-elected Mayor of Mllwaukle."
Mayor Shindler thundered forth hl
opinions at the convention held last
night in the Milwaukie City Hall when
William shindler. Mayor of Mil
waukie. he found that he had been defeated
for the nomination for Mayor by Ike
Mullen. The vote was as follows:
William Shindler, 34; Ike Mullen, 37.
At the opening of the convention all
appeared peaceful enough, and the bal-
otlng for Mayor went ahead. (. Jv.
Ballard was chairman of the meeting
and J. S. Roach was secretary. When
the result was announced Mayor
Shindler advanced to the front and,
standing behind the table, delivered a
EPCTch that would have been the envy
of "Pitchfork" Tillman for vigor and
vituperation. At every word he
brought his fist down on the solid oak
table with such force that it was near
ly split in two, and the lights trem
bled. After denouncing his opponents, he
declared that he had spent hundreds of
dollars out of his own pocket to build
up and Improve Mllwaukle, at scarcely
any cost to the taxpayers, yet lie had
been turned down in the convention.
Turning to ex-Marshal A.H. Dowling,
he denounced him personally as the
man who had defeated him in the con
vention and made some offensive per
sonal allusions to him.
Kx-Marshal Dowling, who is a big
stocky fellow, was on his feet in a
flaoh, and peeled his coat in an in
stant, preparatory to Jumping on
Mayor Shindler. They were but a few
feet apart. Marshal Cauley jumped
In front of Dowling and held him back
with the assistance of some others, and
prevented a riot in the convention.
The friends of Mayor Shindler and his
opponents were on their feet in an in
stant, and had Dowling and the Mayor
come together there would have been
a. srcneral fight.
Quiet was finally restored and Mayor
Shindler went on with his speech. He
challenired the meeting to appoint ex
perts to examine the books of the city
and report before next Monday, so the
people could see how the finances
stood. He pointed to the erection of
the City Hall without cose to me tax
navors. and then took his scat.
"Yet," said Ben Irwin, "this .very
hall was erected by the wages of
shame. The money of the gambler has
gone into this building, but we hope
to drive the monster out of our
midst. Mr. Shindler is all right, but
y. ninnnt stand opposition.
Ike Mullen, candidate for Mayor,
came forward and made a lew re
marks, expressing regret at the dis
nlgv of feeline:.
The other candidates were as fol
lows: Councilmen, Dr. W. T. Houser
and Grant Barker; Recorder, r reu
T ohman: Treasurer, K. J . Jiimei
Marshal, Edward Paetsch. This ticket
will be called the "Citizens' Ticket.
Mayor Shindler will run alone on the
'"Independent I lCKet.
0. R. & N. PICTURE SPECIAL
Scenery Will Be Photographed From
Swiftly Moving Train.
: nitnra RriAcinl " the first
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train of its kind to be operated over an
Oregon railroad, win db run uui.
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It will commence the work. Just decided
upon of pnotograpning tue vumm
versed by the O. R. & N. between Port
land and The Dalles. Later specials of
a similar type will be run to complete the
work. ,
The special will consist of a locomotive
and a flat car. The car will be run
i 3 V,o antrino UTld' Will Crrv COm-
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-.-. nnnaFQtiia fr,,- tnkinir consecutive
pieio i I ;
photographs on long strips of him that
will be developed later auu i un mivs,..
nint.iro muchinps all over the
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country, spreading broadcast the claims
of the Columbia mver to some oi ma
most magnificent scenery on this or any
other continent.
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amusement enterprise that exhibits anl-
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America, besides sending the films abroad
for exhibition. But. me purpose 01 me j.
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possible the charms of the Columbia
River and attract tourists to trus
in w.. nAnmniih(ii at thA same time.
Therefore the O. R. & N. will aid the
promoters of the amusement feature in
every possible way.
In connection with the "See America
First"' crusade that is being carried on by
the railroads throughout the country,
views of Oregon scenery in the principal
cities are bound to direct tourist travel
this way. Pictures are becoming more
.and more popular as a means of scenic
advertising, and motion pictures attract
attention where stereotyped railroad ad
vertising fails of its purpose. It is with
this idea that the railroad company lends
Its assistance to the . photography of its
chief attractions.
When completed, the films may do duty
In a hundred cities before they are worn
out. After being run a week in one
place, they are sent to another show
place, which is a spoke in the circuit,
and run there for a week or more.
Then they jump to another city, and this
is kept up until the films are no longer
sehviceable. In this way very many
people who have never even heard
of the Columbia River are likely to be
come quite well acquainted with its
scenic offerings.
J. H. O'Neill, traveling passenger
agent for the O. R. & N'., will accompany
the moving picture men who go out to
day. The special will leave the union
depot shortly after No. 2 pulls out at
9:30, and will run up the river on that
train's time. No pictures will be taken
going out, but the camera will be worked
coming back, when thj sun will be well
up. An expert operator will work the
apparatus.
O. R. & X. SCHEDULE CHANGED
Trains to Leave and Arrive Later to
Meet Winter Conditions.
Several important changes in the sched
ule of the O. R. & N. are announced by
the passenger department. Beginning De
cember 2, train No. 1, the Chicago-Port
land Special, i west-bound, will leave
Huntington at 4:35 A. M., arriving at
Pendleton at 11:06 A. M. and Umatilla at
12:30 P. M. The train will reach Port
land at 7:23 P. M., arriving at
7:25 P. M. Instead of 6:00 P. M.. as at
present. There will be no change In the
time of No. 2, the east-bound Chicago
Portland Special.
No. 5, the Chicago, Kansas City and
Portland Express, will, after December
2, leave Huntington at 5:15 P. M., arriving
at Portland at 9:30 A. M., Instead of 7:15.
as formerly. This schedule Includes a
stop of 20 minutes at Bonneville for
breakfast.
The Spokane Flyer, No. 4, will here
after leave Portland at 7 P. M., Instead
of 6:15, arriving at Umatilla at 2 A. M-,
Walla Walla at 5 P. M., and Spokane
at 11:15 A. M. There will be no change
n the time of No. 3, the west-bound
Flyer.
On the Washington division there will
be a change in the schedule of No. 8,
wnicn will leave Pendleton at lluo A. si.,
arriving at Spokane at 9:30 P. M. No
change will be made in the time of No.
.. on the Washington division, nor of
No. 6, on the Oregon division.
The changes in timecards are made
with a view to meeting the Winter con
ditions, and similar schedules are placed
in effect each Fall. With the change in
service, the needs of the passenger traf-
nc along the line will be better met.
PREPARIXG TO Bl'RY WIRES
Portland General Electric Will Cse
Latest System of Conduits.
Plans are being perfected by the Port
land General Electric Company for laying
Its wires underground. The evident in
tention is to have the best and latest
system of underground wiring for the
company s superintending engineer. F. G.
Sykes, and his assistant, H. S. Sladen,
distributing engineer, have 'been sent
East to inspect similar underground sys
tems in the bigger cities of the country
They have already visited New Orleans,
Kansas City, Washington, Philadelphia
New York and Boston and will inspect
other cities where the underground plan
his been introduced. Upon the return of
the engineers, work will be begun here
and a system Installed which is fully up
to the times in every particular.
Goes With Ilwaco Railroad.
Ed L.' Gaffney. junior clerk in the office
of General Manager O'Brien, of the Har-
riman lines, leaves December 1 to accept
a position with the Ilwaco Railroad &
Navigation Company at Ilwaco. He has
been In the general manager's office for
the past few years and has made jnany
friends in local railroad circles, who re'
gret to see him leave town.
SHIPPERS WILL SUE fiOi
TRY TO FORCE NORTHERN" PA
CIFIC TO FURNISH CARS.
Action Will Also Be Brought Before
tlie Interstate Commerce Commit--tee,
Which W ill Meet at Tacoma.
TACOMA, Nov. 26. Suit will be insti
tuted in the Federal Court in this district
against the Northern Pacific Railway
Company by the Pacific Coast Lumber
Manufacturers' Association for a writ of
mandamus to compel the railway company
to furnish cars; also for a forfeiture of
the charter for a violation of the same
as a common carrier.
An action will also be brought before
the Interstate Commerce Committee,
which will ell In Tacoma to consider the
'complaints of delay and discrimination in
handling lumber products. A complaint
will also be filed with the State Railroad
Commission.
The executive committee of the Pacific
Coast Lumber Manufacturers' Associa
tion, which was empowered by the asso
ciation to institute any action deemed
necessary, has instructed attorneys to be
gin thfe legal proceedings outlined.
Commission's Demurrer Overruled.
SEATTLE,. Nov. 26. Judge Hanford,
of the Federal Court, today overruled
the demurrer filed by the Washington
State Railway Commission to the com
plaint brought by the O. R. & N.. Co.
against the joint wheat rate order of
the commission. The injunction against
the operation of the joint rate con
tinues until the ease is finally heard.
Judge Hanford held that the rail
road complaint must be answered;
that It states facts sufficient for an
action, and that he cannot decide the
merits of the issue until he has a
grasp of the entire case.
KEEPING UP ITS RECORD
Fiery Coal Mine in Indian Territory
Explodes Again.
WILBURTOX. I. T.. Nov. 26. With a
record of 19 horrible deaths during the
pat year, the Degnan & McConnoll mine
No. 19 at Wilburton blew up with fright
ful force this evening. Six men in the
shaft miracuously escaped. It cannot be
determined tonight whether any lives
were lost.
Ministers Condemn Congo Atrocities.
NEW YORK, Nov. 26. Resolutions con
demning the alleged atrocities in the
Congo Free State and an appeal to the
American State Department' to do every
thing In Its power to "lead the nations
of the world to forbid further Injustices
In the Congo Free State," were passed
today at two big meetings of Presbyte
rians and Baptist ministers.
Stokes Kells Blooded Horses.
NEW YORK. Nov. 26. W. E. D. Stokes,
who has a stock farm in Kentucky, today
disposed of a collection of horses of his
own breeding by bis stallions Patchen
Wilkes and J. J. Audubon, to George
Floyd-Jones, a New York banker, for
$30,000. The grand total of horses sold
at the Old Glory sale was 107 for $23,755.
The new river steamer Hazel Weir
has been given her trial trip, and was
found to be satisfactory in every par
ticular. She will go on the Lewis River
run in the near future.
SHI WARMS UP
.HT GRAFT CHARGE
Has Hot Time at Pittsburg
and Snaps Fingers at
Leading Citizens. .
ABOUT POSTOFFICE SITE
Protest Against His Selection Brings
Him to Scene, but, When Chal
lenged, None Will Father
' Charges of Grafting.
PITTSBURG, Nov. 26. Secretary of the
Treasury Shaw, who came to Pittsburg
today to inspect sites for a postoffice
building, left for Washington tonight after
a most strenuous day, in which he trav
eled over a great deal of the center of
the city and held meetings with the rep
resentatives of the various business men's
organizations, which were characterized
by heated arguments, in which, the Presi
dent's Cabinet officer did not hesitate to
express himself. At one of the meetings
the Secretary snapped his finger In the
face of H. D. W. English, president of
the local Chamber of Commerce, who
left the hearing, declaring it was a farce.
After viewing the various sites off ered,
Mr. Shaw announced that ha would make
a statement upon the matter when he had
reached Washington.
Protests Against Site.
The Secretary's visit today was the re-,
suit of vigorous protests against his se
lection of a site for the new postoffice
building and against which the Govern
ment had begun condemnation proceed
ings. These 1 atter proceedings were
stopped when the protests reached the
Secretary, indorsed by a local Congress
man, and it was announced that the site
selected by the Secretary was offered to
the Government at double the amount
for which It was assessed. When the
condemnation proceedings were stopped
the Secretary announced his intention
personally to inspect the site offered, and
he arrived this- morning.
Shaw Resents Graft Cry.
The meeting1 of the various committees
of business men's organizations was
called shortly after the Secretary arrived
at the Federal building, and it was here
that numerous displays of anger were
made. Since the Secretary had made a
selection of the site there had been dec
larations of "graft" and before the busi
ness at hand was taken up Mr. Shaw
turned to the newspaper men present and
said:
"I would give $1000 to know the name
of the man who gave the Information that
there was graft in the hearings at Wash
ington when the real state men were
there."
Mr. Shaw said to the real estate men:
"Those of you who did not get a square
deal before me at Washington in the pre
vious hearings will please rise."
No one rose.
Tiff With President of Chamber.
The tiff with Mr. English came during
a period of the hearing when. angry re
criminations were being indulged in and
reputations for veracity were being chal
lenged. During this controversy Mr. Shaw
is alleged to have said that the chamber
amounted to no more than anybody else
and that any person could come in and
fee heard. He told the president of the
Chamber of Commerce that his organiza
tion had no weight and there was a flare
up. Mr. English denounced It as the
greatest farce he had ever seen and that
the combined business and financial Inter
ests of the ci f would probably get to
gether and appeal to the president.
CANAL- ZONE GETTING HEALTHY
No Deaths From Disease Among
Americans in Three Months.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 26. Not a single
American died on the canal zone from
disease in the last three months, accord
ing to a report the Isthmian Canal Com
mission has just received from Colonel
W. C. Gorgas, the chief sanitary officer
on the zone. The decrease in the death
rate among the employes. Colonel Gorgas
reports.' is due almost entirely to the cLe
crease in pneumonia. In October the
deaths among the canal employes were
8B negroes and 2 whites. Colonel Gorgas
says:
"I do not argue that we have found
Ponce de Leon's spring of perpetual life,
but merely that Panama Is not so bad a
place from a health point of view as gen
erally believed.
Greely to Command on Missouri.
OMAHA, Nov. 26. Orders were received
at headquarters of the Department of the
Missouri today announcing that Major
General A. W. Greely, commanding the
Northern Military division, will assume
command of the Department of the Mis
souri December 1, relieving Brigadier
General T. J. Wint, who is under orders
to proceed to Cuba to take command of
the American troofis in the island.
CARS RUN ONLY IN DAYTIME
Hamilton Calms Down American
Labor Leader Defies Officials.
HAMILTON. Ont.. Nov. 26. The street
cars are not running In Hamilton tonight,
but there is rfo sign of trouble. The cars
ran all day and up to 6 o'clock this eve
ning without being stoned or otherwise
interfered with.
Fred Fay. the leader nf the strikers,
who was ordered by the Sheriff and Chief
of Police to leave the city, is still here
and has been advised by counsel that he
cannot be deported.
CHICAGO, Nov. 26. Frederick Fay,
leader of the streetcar strike at Hamilton.
Ont., telegraphed today to W. D. Mahon,
president of the Streetcar Men's Union,
Mating that the Canadian authorities had
ordered him to leave the country at once.
Mr. Mahon replied:
"Demand protection from United States
Consul at Hamilton and stay where you
are."
Mr. Mahon will go to Hamilton and give
the Canadian officials an opportunity . to
expel him also.
Police End Mate's Lark.
T. Larsen. who claims to be third mate
on a Norwegian steamer, and a"v friend,
named Theo Forster, were out for a
time last evening, but became too noisy
and as a result spent the night in the
City Jail. During their rounds they spied
a telephone cable coll and thought It a
fine Joke to roll the coil into the street.
While they were engaged In this task
they were seen by Captain Bailey, who
sent Officers Brothers and Sorenson to
bring the revelers In.
No sooner did the bluecoats put In
their appearance than the pair started
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