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riO MORXING OREGONIAN, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1907.
Fourteen Persons Hurt
Smashup on the Southern
Pacific Near McCoy.
NONE FATALLY INJURED
Five Coaches Thrown From Track
and Overturned Travelers Nar
rowly Escape Death by Fire.
Cause of Wreck Unknown.
Train No. 2. the Corvallls passenger,
which left Portland yesterday morning at
7 o'clock over the West Side division of
the Southern Pacific, was derailed at 11
o'clock a mile north of McCoy, Polk
County. Fourteen persons were hurt, two
i :.; .:.i:n Scholfleld, of Cornelius, sus
t .f.-i i:.e most severe injuries. He was
bru s ; about the head, but Is not
tho:p: t to be fatally hurt. Mr. Scholfleld
Is well known in the Willamette Valley,
and Is a regent of the Monmouth Normal
School. Ho is the father of State Senator
Srholfield. of Clatsop County.
E. N. Burwell, who lives at 505 "Williams
avenue, the postal clerk on the train, was
also quite badly hurt, but will recover.
The five cars of the train, three of
which were well filled with passengers,
left the r:i:lfl and turned over, almost
clear of ti: track. The locomotive re
mained upright, with only one truck off
There were wild scenes in the passenger
coaches when the crash came. Passen
sers were thrown from their feats. A
coal stove was overturned in one of the
cars and one woman's dress caught fire.
This caused intense excitement, as the
doors of the cars were jammed shut and
escape from cremation seemed impossible.
The fire was extinguished, however, and
the doors of the cars were beaten down,
allowing the imprisoned passengers to es
cape. . .
The cause of the accident was not re
ported to the Portland offices of the
Southern Pacific yesterday. From the
peculiur position of the locomotive after
the derailment of the cars, It was puzzling
to the officials to determine what brought
about the wreck. Conflicting reports were
received, a broken rail and spreading rails
being assigned as causes of the accident
A relief train carrying physicians was
started from Monmouth for McCoy as
soon as news of the accident reached
there, and about the same time a wreck
train left Portland. The injured were
cared for and taken to their destinations
The line was cleared in a. short time,
the cars being lifted back on the track
and taken to Corvallis. There was no
material damage to the equipment.
CRISIS NEAR AT ST. JOHNS
City Hall Contractors May Be Forced
to Relinquish Job.
A crisis seems to have been reached In
the affairs of St. Johns new city hall.
City Attorney GreeDe and Recorder
Thorndyke yesterday prepared a notice
to be served on the contractors, Youngs
ferdorf & Son, that the city will take
charge of the building and complete it,
and forbidding Youngsferdorf & Son
from doing anything further on the
structure. It is set forth in the notice
that the contract, entered" into October
10, 1906, required the part contracted
for to be finished by January 1, 1907, all
of which had not been complied with by
Youngsferdorf & Son, as much of the
work remains .unfinished and has been
practically suspended for several weeks.
Youngsferdorf & Son's contract
amounted to $7,963, of which the city has
paid $2000. It is estimated that it will
take about $S00 to complete the contract.
There Is still another contract, held by
Crook & Walton, to complete the Interior
of the new building as soon as Youngs
ferdorf & Son finish their portion.
The notices were written out by Re
corder Thorndyke yesterday, but Mayor
Hinman was not prepared to say whether
lie would sign them. He said that he
would have to give the matter careful
consideration before he would sign the
paper that requires Youngsferdorf & Son
to relinquish their contract. If the city
takes charge of the work, as proposed.
It must go ahead to complete the build
ing so the inside contractors. Crook &
Walton, can begin their work. It must
also pay all outstanding bills from the
fund left on hand. Recorder Thorndyke
says that it Is not known how much
these amount to, but as the city has
over $5000 of the contractors' money on
hand. It seems to be protected against
It is possible that Mayor Hinman may
await the action of the Council next
Tuesday evening, rather than take the
responsibility of notifying the contract
ors to quit.
DEMANDS BIG DAMAGES
Mrs. .W. A. Burdette's Suit Against
Streetcar Company on Trial.
Fifty thousand dollars Is the amount
of the damages asked by Mrs. W. A.
Burdette from the Portland Railway
Company because of a streetcar accident
which incapacitated her for active busi
ness and religious work. As postmistress
at Montavilla, a member of the Catholic
Church and of the Women of Woodcraft,
Mrs. Burdette says she was an active
worker prior to last May, when a Monta
villa car knocked her down and dragged
her about 40 feet. This accident rendered
her a physical and nervous wreck, she
The damage suit is one of the largest
ever placed on trial in the State Circuit
Court. The taking of testimony was
commenced yesterday In Judge Ganten
bein's division and the case will prob
ably occupy several days.
Mrs. Burdette was the star witness
yesterday. Using crutches she took the
witness stand and said her health had
been ruined. Last May she endeavored
to board a car at the west approach of
the Morrison-street bridge, she said. Be
fore she was fairly on the car started
up, knocking her to the ground and
dragging her some distance, severely in
juring her. Not only was she incapaci
tated physically, but her mind was Im
paired and her eyesight . weakened, she
Doctors Cardwell and Rand, who at
tended her after the accident, gave cor
Tolorative testimony. Mrs. Louise De
Card, a neighbor, told of Mrs. Burdette's
active Ufe previous to the accident. It
was shown that at the time of the acci
dent Mrs. Burdette weieghed 240 pounds,
while her present weight is 211 pounds.
Further testimony for the plaintiff will
heard today and the streetcar com
fany will then have an Inning. It is
understood that contributory negligence
will figure largely in the defense of the
EXTRAVAGANCE IS REBUKED
Court Gives G. Ii. Peaslee Divorce
From Recreant Wife.
George I Peaslee, member of a local
printing firm, was given a divorce in the
State Circuit Court yesterday, the techni
cal grounds for a decree being desertion.
The facts brought out before Judge
Frazer revealed that Mrs. M. . Willie
Peaslee has wealthy relatives residing
at San Jose, Cal., with whom she pre
fers to remain. Over two years ago she
left her home In Portland and returned
to San Jose, where she has been residing
since, having an allowance of $100 a
month from Mr. Peaslee. Mr.- Peaslee
says he has been remitting the allowance
regularly, sometimes in greater amounts
than J100 a month, but never less. Be
sides this money the wife had an income
from property of her own.
It was shown that Mrs. Peaslee came
to Portland recently to look after some
property and insisted on having her al
lowance increased to $150 a month, saying
she could not get along on less. Follow
ing this visit and her return home the
divorce proceedings were instituted by
'It appears that the defendant prefers
money and the society of wealthy rela
tives to a good husband." said Judge
Frazer In passing on the case. The Peas
lees were married In 1SS6 at San Jose and
lived in Portland until 1904. when Mrs.
Peaslee returned to California.
In sharp contrast to this case was the
divorce granted to Mrs. Jennie Thayer
from Dave Thayer. It was shown that
during the six years of their married life
Thayer has contributed nothing to the
wife s support and she has been com
pelled to earn her own living as a wait
Mary L. Anderson was given a divorce
from Charles A. Anderson because of de
sertion and was awarded the custody of
their two minor children.
Christina Swenson was allowed a di
vorce from Bengt Swenson because of
cruel and Inhuman treatment. After
their marriage in 1904 Swenson took to
drinking and three months ago deserted
her and her two children.
EAGER TO OBTAIN REBATE
Taxpayers Throng Office of Sheriff
Stevens at Courthouse.
The Multnomah County tax rolls were
opened yesterday in the tax collecting de
partment of the Sheriff's office and there
was a mighty rush of taxpayers to profit
by the 3 per cent rebate. A score of clerks
in that office were the busiest people at
the County Courthouse yesterday. The
rebate will be allowed until March 15.
A total of $2,839,462 In taxes is to be
collected this year, an advance of about
$700,000 over last. In view of the general
prosperity it is believed there will be
few failures to pay and that all payments
will be in before the end of the year.
W. C. BRISTOL GOES SOUTH
Will Argue Land-Fraud Cases
Circuit Court of Appeals.
united States District Attorney W. C.
Bristol will leave Portland on Tuesday
next for San Francisco, where he goes
to appear before the United States Cir
cuit Court of Appeals in connection with
"a number of Oregon land fraud cases
which will come up on appeal. In addi
tion to the arguments he will make in
the land fraud cases, there are a num
ber of other United States cases that
will demand his attention,
v While in California, the appealed cases
of Williamson. Dr. Van Gessner, Biggs,
Miller and Kineart and Charles Nickell
will come up. For some time past Mr.
Bristol has been busily engaged in pre
paring briefs in all of the cases, and he
will argue them before the Circuit Court
of Appeals. Just how long it will take
to dispose of all of the arguments in
the cases Mr. Bristol does not know,
but he will not remain in San Francisco
longer than is necessary.
On account of the great amount of
work that has been piling up in the of
fice, and more especially now that the
rang of postofflce robbers has been
rounded up. It is expected that upon Mr.
Bristol's return a grand jury will be
called. In addition to the many United
States prisoners that are awaiting their
turn before a Federal grand jury, there
are a half dozen or more very import
ant land fraud cases, which are ready
for a grand jury investigation. While
Mr. Bristol is in San Francisco Assist
ant United States Attorney James Cole
will have charge of the office.
Digging the Big Ditch.
The contractors who are digging the
big ditch across the Peninsula for, the
Portland & Seattle Railway Company
have secured a powerful steam shovel
to be used at the North end of the cut.
They landed the big shovel and a loco
motive in St. Johns, and are moving
them slowinly up the hill to the Willam
ette boulevard. A moveable track Is be
ing laid in front of the locomotive. A
track has been laid along the right-of-way
across the Peninsula and when the
steam shovel is in operation, rapid pro
gress will be made. From the Willam
ette River end the trench is being cut
toy means of a powerful stream of water
driven into the bank. j
Olympic Club Selects Lot.
The Olympic Athletic Club of Milwau
kle has selected a building lot, and will
proceed with the erection bf a hall this
Spring. The club gives a masquerade
ball this evening at the band hall to as
sist in carrying out its plans.
Work of State
T the annual meeting of the State
Board of Health, December 27, the
secretary reported as follows con
cerning the work of the board:
The board was organized by act of Feb
ruary, 10O3, and at once began its duties.
Under this act. the County Judge and Coun
ty Physician constituted the County Board
of Health. In 1D05, this was changed so
that the County Judge and County Commis
sioners of the county and the Mayor and
Common Council of each incorporated city
constituted the respective Boards of Health,
and these appointed a physician who was
the health officer of the appointing board.
Under this act, each county has appointed
a physician, and nearly every Incorporated
city or town, except in those in which the
appointment was made by ordinance, as was
also provided by the Board of Health law.
Soon after the organization of the board
smallpox became epidemic in various parts
of the state, and the situation was at once
taken In hand by the State Board, result
ing In the control of the disease, and dem
onstrating the good results that followed
the active co-operation of the state and
county and city boards. The secretary was
also sent to San Francisco to study the bu
bonic plague situation and, while his state
was not visited by the disease, the methods
employed in combating- it were thoroughly
worked out and all preparations made for
combating it, should it appear.
Work After Heppner Disaster.
The State board, also, through its member
at Pendleton, Dr. C. J. Smith, assumed en
tire control of the sanitation ' after the
Heppner disaster, and but for lack of funds
would have secured the same favorable re
sults in lone and neighboring towns as at
Heppner. As it was, Heppner escaped with
LOT BRINGS 570.000
Property Opposite the Heilig
Theater Changes Hands.
BOUGHT BY EMANUEL MAY
George F. Rodgers, of Salem, Bought
the Lot One fear Ago for $3 6,
000 Valley Capitalist Makes
Shrewd Investments in City.
An important transaction in upper
Washnigton street property occurred yes
terday when Emanuel May purchased the
southwest " corner of Fourteenth and
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A new state to be called Lincoln will be formed, from the States of Idaho, Oregon and Washington, if Spokane busi
ness men have their way. Eastern Washington will lose a slice of territory, so will Eastern Oregon and the panhandle
will be cut off Northern Idaho.' President Goodall, of the Spokane Chamber of Commerce, has appointed the following
committee to confer on the question of the formation of the new state: Mr. Goodall himself Is one of the committee and
the others appointed by him are: F. H. Mason, M. P. Hartson. H. L. Bleecker, Sam 'H. Stern, X. W. Durham and A. A.
Kraft. If the new state should be formed, Spokane would probably be the capital.
Washington streets for $70,000. The
owner was George F. Rodgers, of Salem,
and the sale was made through the
agency of E. J. Daly and W. B. Streeter.
The property sold consists of a single
lot with 100 feet frontage upon Washing
ton street and 50 feet upon Fourteenth.
It Is improved with two-story frame
buildings, now paying a fair return on
the purchase price. The growing busi
ness on upper Washington street will
justify more valuable Improvements upon
this property which Is capable of produc
ing a greater revenue than at present.
The sale is a good instance of the rapid
rise in Washington street holdings
during the past year. Mr. Rodgers bought
the property from Robert Wilson,
through the same agency a little more
than one year ago, for $36,000. He has
spent a small amount in improvements,
but his sale for $70,000 almost doubles his
Mr. Rodgers is one of the up-Valley men
who have operated extensively in Port
land real estate. He has made several
investments here, each of Which has
netted a substantial profit. Among his
purchases was that of a lot on Seventh
street, between Oak and Ankeny for
$25,000. After holdnig this lot for a few
months he sold it at an advance of
$10,000 to W. D. Fenton who is now plan
ning to build upon it. Both transactions
were made by Daly and Streeter. Mr.
Rodgers with others, Is the owner of the
quarter-block at the northeast comer of
Thirteenth and Washington streets.
Plans are now being considered for the
Improvement of this holding with alx
Mr. ' May, the purchaser of the Fourteenth-street
lot, recently bought through
Daly and Streeter the quarter-block at
the northwest corner of Front and Clay
streets for $40,000. The deed has not yet
passed but Mr. May Is reported to have
sold the property for $50,000. The prop-
Board of Health in
no epidemic, while typhoid fever raged in
the adjoining devastated towns to an alarm
Data regarding the water supply and
sewer systems have been received from 65
cities and towns. Bacteriological' examina
tion of the water supplies of the following
cities have been made, and in many cases
several re-examinations in order to deter
mine the exact condition of the water sup
ply: Portland, Oregon City, Salem, Albany,
McMlnnville, Independence, Pendleton, Ba
ker City, Klamath Falls, Halsey, Union, Cor
vallls, Enterprise, ' Grass Valley, Lafayette.
Le Grande, Monmouth, Pilot Rock, Rose
burg, (North and South Umpqua), St. Johns.
Sheridan, Perry. Cove, Levy, St. . Mary's
Home, Beaverton. Willamette River water,
McKay Creek (Eastern Oregon). Altogether,
over 120 examinations have been made. Be
sides this, up to September 30. 1906. over
16O0 examinations of sputum, blood, water,
diphtheria, typhoid fever, etc., have been
made in the laboratory. ,
Visits to Various Towns.
"Visits by the members of the State Board
of Health have been made to the follow
ing places: Prinevllle, Shanlko and adjacent
towns In the smallpox epidemic; Heppner
and adjacent towns after the flood; Salem
to Investigate water supply, sewer system
and inspect state institutions; Eugene to In
vestigate typhoid fever epidemic, water sup
ply and sewer system and to designate
source of water supply for Eugene to meet
existing conditions; Newport to investigate
water supply and sewer system; Klamath
Falls for the same purpose; Monmouth to
investigate State Normal School, also, for
same purpose, Drain, Ashland, Pendleton,
University of Oregon and Agricultural Col
lege and Weston Normal School; Neskowln,
'on account of diphtheria epidemic which oc
curred during the presence there of a large
erty Is Improved; with a four-story brlcki
occupied as a storage warehouse.
Grindstaft & Schalk sold yesterday to
J. P. Jensen and Samuel H. Graham a
property, 55x100 on Madison street, be
tween First and Second. It is improved
with shacks, occupied by Chinese. Grind
staff & Schalk sold this property to R.
M. Wilson for the Fechhelmer estate, a
month ago for $16,500. January 12 the
firm bought it back at an advance afjrt
has now sold It at' an Increase of $S500
over the price which it brought one
CLOSES ONLY ONE QUARRY
Council Committee Remodels the
Belding Blasting Ordinance.
The Nickum & Kelly and the Sweeney
quarries within the city limits will not be
forced to close down under the ordinance
recently passed by the Council prohibit
ing the operation of stone quarries within
ten blocks of a public school building, as
the limit is to be cut down to nine blocks.
The street committee at a regular meet
ing yesterday afternoon recommended for
passage an ordinance reducing the limit
to nine blocks. This ordinance will ex
empt the two quarries.
When the Council passed the Belding
ordinance, aimed directly at the Portland
Rock Company, which intended to oper
ate in the Wood-street gulch, it was found
that the ten-block provision affected other
quarries against which there had been no
complaint. Another ordinartce waS drawn
up reducing the limit, and when it is
passed by the Council the quarries now
being worked within the city limits will
. The limit would have to be reduced to
at least eight blocks to permit the Port
land Rook Company to operate its
quarry. That company expended several
thousand dollars in preparing to open up
the quarry, which is a total loss now
that the Council has taken the action in
dicated. INDIAN LAND TO BE SOLD
Government Asks Bids on Tract in
Grand Ronde Reservation.
To dispose of traots of land lying in
the Grand Ronde Indian Reservation and
aggregating a total of 9,503.06 acres, bids
are asked by the Government and will
be received at the local land office in
the Columbia building from Monday,
February 4 to Monday, February 11.
Bidders should secure blank bids at the
land office and each offer must be ac
companied by a check, payable, to the
Secretary of the Interior, and certified
by the proper official of a National bank,
for 20 per cent of the amount of the
bid. No bid for less than $1.25 an acre
will be accepted. The land to be sold by
the Government bears some timber, but
is mostly grazing land.
Deep Snow in the Alps.
GRENOBLE. France, Feb. 1. The snow
which has fallen upon the Western Alps
is the heaviest in 20 years. It is five feet
number of campers from various parts of
the Valley; Halsey. to investigate wells sup
plying the city and individual wells; Ore
gon City, to examine filter: Port of Port
land dredge on Columbia River on account
of epidemic of diarrhoea, with a few cases
or typhoid fever; Multnomah County Poor-
xarm, to inspect septic tank, which was
condemned; Eagle Creek, on account of epi
demic of diphtheria which closed the schools
Lebanon and Gresham on account of small
pox and to enforce law relating to reporting
contagious diseases at Lebanon; Reservoir
Park, Middlesex and Woodstock, to examine
water systems; Park Place, on account of
epidemic of intestinal troubles and to in
vestigate water and milk supply; Baby
Home, to investigate milk supply and care
Bulletins of the Board.
Bulletins have been prepared on the fol
lowing subjects: (1) "Smallpox in Oregon";
(2) "Hints Upon School Hygiene"; (3) "The
Prevention of Typhoid Fever": (4) "Pre
vention and Cure of Tuberculosis"; (3)
"Method of Sewage risposal by Means of
Septic Tank System"; (6) "The Problem of
Tuberculosis Among the Poor."
Data has been collected from 65 cities' and
towns, as per Inclosed blanks, referring es
pecially to water supplies, sewer systems,
echoolhouses, etc, and from 12 cities and
towns regarding the manufacture of lea
The State Board of Health has also been
active in the establishment of the Open Air
Sanatorium at Portland.
A regular monthly bulletin has been is
sued by the State Board of Health. Visits
to teachers' institutes have been made at
Philomath, Cunemah Park and Astoria.
Reports have been received from the fol
lowing schools: State Norihal at Drain,
Monmouth, Weston and Ashland, philomath,
St. Marys Home, Beaverton, and St Mary's
Home, St. Paul.
EIGHT M II GANG
Two More Added to the List of
STRONG EVIDENCE FOUND
Federal Authorities Hope to Convict
Entire Octet of Three Post
office Robberies Others
May Be Taken.
Two more crooks have been added to
the list of men under arrest by the Fed
eral authorities in connection with the
Sellwood, St. Johns and La Camas post-
office robberies. They are William
Carter and William Clark. Both were
members of the gang arrested two weeks
ago In a Front-street lodging-house.
Carter and Clark have been doing
"bit" at Kelly Butte and were taken to
the County Jail yesterday.
Later they were removed to the third
floor of the Postofflce building and given
a mild dose of the "third degree" by
Assistant United States Attorney Cole
and the postal Inspectors. Clark, if the
line that the Federal officers are working
on proves true, will show up as the real
brains of the gang. Ever since the ar
rest of the men, Frank Wane was be
lieved to have been the head of the
gang, but now through recent develop
ments It is thought that the leadership
lies between Carter or Clark. It will not
matter which of the men under- arrest
was the leader,, for the Government has
sufficient evidence upon which to con
vict all of them.
Among the other prisoners who were
given a chance to tell what they know
yesterday was ''Swede" Anderson.
Anderson was taken to the Federal build
ing from the County Jail by a United
States deputy marshal, but after working
on him for a short time he was sen
back to Jail. Anderson stood ut and
said that he had told all he knew when
he was in the sweatbox last Monday. In
personal appearance he Is the toughest
looking customer of the gang. He
highly Indignant because of his arrest
and incarceration and he threatens when
he gets free to turn the tables on the
Federal authorities. In the toils now are
Wane, Rankins, Smith, Turnbull, Carter,
Clark, Bryant and Kelley, with others
yet to be added to the list.
Another good thing accomplished by the
arrest of the robbers is the closing of
Tom Fallon's notorious Second-street
dive. Fallon closed the doors of his
establishment yesterday morning and it
was done without the interference of the
police. Fallon took it upon himself to
close the place, but it is understood that
the police were about to ask that his
license be revoked.
Warm Winds Melt Snow and Rail
roads Suffer From Hoods.
Owing to the prevailing chinook
winds throughout the state, the Harri
man lines experienced much trouble
yesterday. There were almost contin
ual washouts on the main line of the
O. R. & N. between The Dalles and Pen
dleton, which proved a great source
of embarrassment to the operating de
partment. Creeks are high, grade em
bankments have been washed away
in places, bridges are In a weakened
condition and mud has even been
washed over the rails at some points.
There are 100 points where tracks on
the main line have been attacked by
high water as the result of the melting
of the heavy snow that fell east of
the Cascades during the recent storm.
CrewB are working desperately to keep
the line clear, and have so far been
successful, all passenger trains getting
through yesterday, and it Is expected
the same will be true today.
The operating department has not
been so successful on the Washington
division of the O. R. & N., where a large
number of slides and washouts has
occurred. There were no Spokane
trains leaving or arriving here yester
day, and there will be none come in
this morning. It is expected that the
lines will be cleared by this afternoon
so that the Spokane Flyer can get
away tonight. .
Traffic was blocked yesterday on the
Southern Pacific at the east end of
tunnel .No. 4, where Cow Creek, swollen
by the melting snow, undermined the
embankment, making It unsafe for
trains to pass. Overland train No. 14,
passing the point of trouble Thursday
afternoon, was the last train to get
by until yesterday afternoon, when the
epairs were completed. The morning
and evening overland trains of yes-
trday reached the city at 11 o clock
last night. Trains were held yesterday
at Brandt, a station five miles north
of West Fork. Late in the afternoon
the tracks were cleared and traffic
Railroad officials were encouraged
last night because of cooler conditions
and the promise of a cessation of melt
ing snows, which will cause the
streams to subside.
Service Increased to Springfield.
New schedules on the Springfield
branch of the Southern Pacific will be
started Sunday and will be continued
until the bridge in the Santiam River
at Crabtree, which was washed out some
time ago, is rebuilt. Trains will be
operated from Springfield daily to Alba
ny and on the other side of the break
in the line from Woodburn to Spring
field. The leaving time of the trains
will be practically the same as at pres
ent with slight readjustment. There will
also be modification of the tlmecard of
the trains on the Oswego branch.
Additional Tourist Sleeper.
In anticipation of a heavy colonist
business when the special home seekers'
rate is put into effect March 1, the Ore
gon Short Line and O. R. &. N. will
handle an additional tourist sleeper west
from Denver. The car will be put in
service by the Denver & Rio Grande,
and will be continued during March and
April, while the special one-way west
bound rates are in effect.
LEFT HERE UNDER CLOUD
A. GRAHAM WELIi REMEM
BERED IN PORTLAND.
Testimony Against Harrlinan Lines
at San Francisco Not Surprising
to Those Who Know Him.
Portland transportation men recall the
meteoric career in this city of R, A.
Graham, who has been brought to the
front by his testimony before the Inter
state Commerce Commission at San
F'rancisoo. His operations here were not
such as to arouse confidence in the
After managing the Oregon-Oriental
Steamship Company here for a period
of about four months, Mr. Graham de
parted, leaving behind a. number of un
satisfied creditors. This occurred in
1901. His venture was neveri successful.
It is said, and his sudden end as a trans
portation magnate was due, not to the
throttling of the steamer line by the O.
R. . & N., but to rank mismanagement if
not actual dishonesty.
Mr. Graham came here from Coos Bay,
where he Is said to have had trouble
with the Spreckels people. He started
operations here when Dodwell & Com
pany withdrew its lino late in 1900. When
he left the city hurriedly, he owed a
part of the charter of the steamers and
was sadly in arrears all around.
It is said that when Graham's steamers
left the other side on their last trip,
with cargoes of overland freight, he col
lected the charges through to destina
tion without discharging his debt to the
O. R. & N. for carrying the freight from
Portland and East. When the freight
arrived here, no money was turned over
to the rail lines. For the good of the
port, the O. R. At N. took upon Itself the
obligation of delivering the freight
brought in the last two cargoes and paid
the connecting lines for their part in the
deliveries. Upon the arrival of the last
two steamers here, the owners took over
the ships on account of the charters re
Unbusiness-like methods are alleged to
have been the O. R. &. N.'s reasons for
refusing to have further relations with
Mr. Graham and his line. He is charged
with having matlc almost any induce
ment to shippers on the other side to se
cure their business. Rash promises were
cheerfully made and rates were cut with
Mr. Graham then went to -New Tork,
where he tiled suit against the O. R. &
N. for breach of contract. The suit
was tried out In the United States Ad
miralty Court before Judge Adams, and
Mr. Grali am lost. It was gossip at the
time that he offered a broker who took
his case half of the $000,000 asked in the
suit In return for an Introduction to Mr.
Harriman. This was secured, and Mr.
Graham preferred his claims to the head
of the Harriman system. Mr. Harriman,
in turn, referred him to Judge Cornish.
It was further reported at the time
that Mr. Graham secured a sum of
money from his broker on a check on a
Roseburg bank, where he represented
that he had funds. The check came back
protested and the broker resorted to des
perate measures to secure his money,
but finally got It.
Those who had relations wiUfc Mr.
Graham while he was in Portland shake
their heads dubiously when his name Is
THREE YEARS ITS PASTOR
Dr. Brougher to Review Work as
Minister of White Temple.
Tomorrow night, on the third anniver
sary of his pastorate. Rev. J. Whitcomb
Brougher will speak at the White Temple
on "A Portland Preacher, What is He
Good For?" Among other things he will
discuss the attitude of the pulpit to
ward the press and to politics, and will
say whether or not the pulpit Is gagged
by wealthy members of the church and
by politicians. He will review his ex
periences as a preacher during the three
years he has been In this city, tell how
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I was worried about our little girl.
"In a short time after- changing from
heavy food at breakfast and supper to
Grape-Nuts, she had no more headache,
put on flesh and now, after Ave years of
this way of living, at the age of ten she
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oth grade and in every way is a fine
"Our boy, 5 years old, has been raised
on Grape-Nuts, eats it for two meals
each day. Is very large for his age
and fine looking." Name given by Post
um Co., Battle Creek, Mich.
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he came to join the reform movement
under the administration of Mayor Wil
liams and explain his method of reaching
the masses. , The W hite Temple, Dr.
Brougher says, is one of the six best at
tended churches In the country.
At the morning service William Edgar
Geil, who has been holding meetings
here every night for the past two weeks.
and who Is known the world over as a
traveler, explorer and lecturer, will de
liver his farewell address, after which he
will leave for the East.
Today is the last day of our great Jan.
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men's suits, coats, waists, gloves, hosiery.
muslin underwear, corsets, table linens.
bedding, dress goods, etc, etc. Don't
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and falling hair are caused
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A notablo demonstration was by
Drs. Dassar and Bishop, who took
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student who was losing his hair
and naving made a pomade of
them with vaseline, rubbed the
same upon a guinea-pig, and the
'pig became bald. (See Geo. Thomas
Jackson, M. D.,.on diseases of skin,
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