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THE MORXIXG OREG0XIAX, 5IOM)AY, AUGUST ZG. 1907.
Fruit Inspector Armstrong
Finds Irregularity In
FUNGUS IS CALLED SCALE
Shipment of Oregon Peaches Thrown
Out of Commission House as
Infected Evidence Collected
to Be Used as Basis for Suit.
SALEM, Or.. Aug. 25. (Special.)
That Washington fruit Inspectors ig
norantly or wilfully misrepresent Ore
gon fruit and condemn it for diseases
with which it ia not affected, has been
proved bv Fruit Inspector E. C. Arm
strong, who has returned from Tacoma
where he cleverly caught an inspector
condemning Oregon peaches for San
A week ago, Clyde Lafolette. a well
known peaehgrower, of Mission Bot
tom, shipped 80 boxes of peaches to a
commission house in Tacoma and the
fruit was condemned and destroyed, on
the ground that it was infested with
Mr! Lafolette knew that the charge
was untrue. He enlisted the aid of
Fruit Inspector Armstrong and made
up another shipment of 50 boxes. Arm
strong and Lafolette proceeding to
Tacoma on the same train.
Inspector Gathers Evidence.
They were loitering carelessly in the
Commission House when Inspector
Hatch examined the peaches and con
demned them for scale. Affecting idle
curiosity, Armstrong inquired what
scale is and what it looked like, and
the inspector pointed out the scale
As one peach after another was
pointed out a3 infected with scale,
Armstrong managed to slip the con
Semned fruit Into his pocket. When
he had thus secured all the evidence
he needed, he and Lafolette made
themselves known. The Inspector ad
hered to his contention, as he must
necessarily do or admit that his con
demnation and destruction of the 80
boxes was an error.
Horticultural Commissioner Huntley
was called in and he, too, pronounced
the spots on the peaches to be scale.
But the commission merchant and the
Oregon Inspector, as well as Mr. La
folette, are thoroughly familiar with
fruit pests and knew the spots on the
peaches were not scale marks and they
took a box of the condemned peaches
as evidence in a law suit which Is to
be brought. A sample of the peaches
was sent, to the Entomologist at Ore
gon Agricultural College, to the Ento
mologist at Washington Agricultural
College and to the Department of Agri
culture at Washington, D. C.
Charge of Infection Unfounded.
Inspector Hatch objected to the Ore
gon men taking a box of the peaches
away with them and asserted his right
to condemn the whole lot, but they
took the box, just the same. The com
mission merchant also put a box In cold
storage to hold as evidence.
Mr. Armstrong said today upon his
return that there Is absolutely no foun
dation for the charge that Lafolette's
peaches were infected with scale. Mr.
Armstrong and the inspector from Tarn
hill County made a thorough inspection
of the Lafolette orchard a week ago
and found scale on only a few trees
where a neighbor's infected trees hang
over the fence. The diseased peaches
on these trees are not picked for ship
ment. "The spots that were declared to be
scale marks were a harmless fungus
growth," says Mr. Armstrong. "The
scale is as different from fungus as a
hos is from hazel brush. One is animal
life and the other vegetable."
"The fact of the matter is ....at they
are determined to discriminate against
Oregon fruit. I found scale-Infested fruit
on sale in the open market, and yet they
were condemning Oregon fruit that had
not the slightest indication of scale.
Condemned Fruit Not Destroyed.
"More than that, we secured evidence
that the fruit was not destroyed after
being condemned, but that the Inspector
gave some of It away and plied the rest
upon the ground, put a few live coals
on It and then went away, permitting the
people living in the neighbornood to pull
the boxes of peaches out of tile pile and
carry them home. If those peaches could
have spread a disease at all they could
do so as well after being condemned as
"I don't know what the outcome of a
suit In Washington will be, for a Wash
ington Jury might be prejudiced In favor
of the Washington Inspector. But there
is absolutely no foundation for the
charge that these peaches had scale. The
Inspector at first condemned the whole
shipment and ordered It destroyed. When
we argued the matter with him he passed
It all but seven boxes. Then he made
his condemnation read for scale and fun
gus, thereby hoping to protect himself
But Washington fruit is not condemned
according to that standard, and It is of
that we complain."
CANNERY AT KELSO TO OPEN
Will Give Employment at First to SO
and Later to 100.
KELSO. Wash., Aug. 25. ( Special.)
The vegetable and fruit canery of the
Kelso Fruitgrowers' Association has
been completed and the act of caring
for the Fall fruit crop will begin tomor
row. This is one of the largest can
neries between Portland and Seattle,
being ten feet longer and five feet
wider than the Puyallup cannery. The
building, machinery and necessary fix
tures for this season's operation will
aggregate a cost of about $6500. Thirty
people will be put to work In the morn
ing, and later employment will be
found for over 100.
CALL PROSECUTION" A FARCE
Mineworkers Comment on Moyer
and Pettibone Cases.
HELENA. Mont., Aug. 25. (Special.)
After selecting Helena as the conven
tion city for next year and choosing
Sheridan. Wyo., as headquarters, the
United Mine Workers of America for dis
trict No. 22. embracing the States of Mon
tana and Wyoming, have concluded their
annual convention in this city. All of
the old officers. Including President
Thomas Gibson, of Livingston, were re
elected. President Gibson has appointed
the members of the committees for each
district in the two states, who will meet
, with the operators here August 26, for the
purpose of arranging the wage scale for
' the ensuing year. '
TJiat the miners will seek an advance
in wages is a foregone conclusion. The
report of the finance committee shows the
organization to be In splendid shape,
despite the fact that there was a small
deficit during the last six months, this
being due to extraordinary expenses in
organizing the Southern Wyoming field.
Prior to adjournment, the mine workers
adopted resolutions on the Moyer and
Fettibone cases now pending at Boise,
Idaho. In essence they are to the effect
that the evidence adduced at the trial of
Haywood will make the Moyer-Pettibono
cases little more than a farce and travesty
on justice, and assert that it was gotten
up for the evident purpose of discrediting
union labor. Further "persecution" of
Moyer and Pettibone is inveighed against.
ALDERMAN'S TROUBLES THICK
Sent Out of Town and Sued for Di
vorce AH In One Day.
OREGON CITY, Or., Aug. 25. (Special.)
Albert A. Alderman, of Salem, was
escorted out of town this afternoon by an
officer and Just before the departure of
his train he was served with a summons
in a divorce suit filed by Anna J. Alder
man. The unhappy pair were marr:ed in
Salem, July 22, 1903. and the plaintiff
alleges cruel and inhuman treatment,
stating that in December, 1905, her hus
band became violently angry, threw her
around and tore nearly all of her clothes
off, and at other times he violently as
saulted and choked her.
Mrs. Alderman, whose maiden name was
Anna J. Wheeler, left her husband July
10. and a short time ago came to Oregon
City. Alderman arrived here Thursday
and spent the night with his wife In
the Electric Hotel. Testerday she re
fused to see him, and the angry .man
went to the house at Twelfth and Jack
son streets, where she was staying and
threatened to kill her. He was promptly
arrested by Officers Shaw and Cooke and
landed in the city Jail, where he re
mained until sent out of town.
BECAUSE HE DID NOT LOOSEN'
HE GOES OVERBOARD.
Passing Sunday on Scow . With
Friends, He Holds too Tightly .
to Money and Gets Ducking.
SEATTLE, Wash., Aug. 25. (Special.)
Andrew Mason was a member of a party
of five who celebrated Sunday on a scow
boat on the Seattle tide flats. Mason
had all the money and he did not spend
fast enough to suit his companions, and
they are said to have taken his money
away from him and then tossed him
The water is not very deep and he
managed to reach a mudbank, where he
clung for an hour or more until J. D.
Dodge, a stable hand, saw and rescued
him. Later the police rounded up
Mason's four companions. They do not
tell a very clear story.
FIVE OUT OF 65 DO NOT PASS
Successful Examination in Clacka
mas County Is Ended.
OREGON CITY, Or.. Aug. 25. (Special.)
The County Board of Examiners, School
Superintendent J. C. Zlnser, Professor T.
J. Gary, of Willamette, and Professor
L. A. Read, of Parkplace. have completed
the markings of the examination papers
of applicants for county certificates. Out
of 85 teachers who took the examination,
there were only five failures, and 21 se
cured first grade, 26 second grade, 12
third grade and one primary. The suc
cessful applicants follow:
First grade Pearl Bailey, Bonnie L
Sunderland, Alice M. Shannon, Samuel J.
Flint, Elnora GInther. Katie A. Wilson,
Lillian Newton, Edith Armstrong:, Efne
Grace, Loretta. Scodgan, Florence E. Belch
inger. Thomas D. Miner, Vlctorlne Wilson,
Ida Mae Stevens, Alice E. Rltter, Clemen
tina D. Bradford, Edith Karr. Alta Shank,
J. G. Noe, Edna Armstrong, Irene Carter.
Second grade Edna O. KenKnlght,
Blanche Retherford, Ceclle O. Cutter, Car
rie Blehl, Emily O'Malley, Ida Mae Dale,
May Munson, Etta Holllster, Stella O. Wo
mer, Linda Mae Womer, Oa 1. Calkins,
Mabel L. Smith, Kate M. Snodgrass.
Blanche E. Miller. Cora A. Seeley. Jessie
M. Fouts, Alma Zell Glbons, Wlnnifred E.
Roake, Grade Mae Smith. Ellen C.
Moehnke, Nine B. Heacock, Sadie McKen
zle. Ray Fish, Clara Koerner, Diana
Ekern. Eva Smith.
Third grade Clara Law, Mary A. Wil
son, Pearl Slevers, Ethel M. Strong. Nellie
I.. Miller. Tres-sle Cumins. William Snidow.
Mary A. Seott. Fredeborg Hult, Elizabeth
Bradbury, Lena Kester, Lulu F. Ramsey.
Primary certificate Elizabeth Kelly.
GAME LAWS BEING VIOLATED
Ruthless Slaughter or Elk and
Dynamiting of Fish.
ELMA, Wash., Aug. 25. (Special.)
Word reached here today that grave of
fenses against the game laws of the
state have been recently perpetrated in
this and the adjoining county of Ma
son. Game Warden Sanderson, of Ma
son County, has been on the trail of
pot-hunters that killed within the last
few days two elk just across the Ma
son County line in Chehalls County.
They were beyond the reach of his
authority, and he was helpless In the
matter further than to report the mat
ter to the authorities of Chehalis Coun
ty. Not only have elk been killed out
of season, but near Camp Five of the
Simpson Logging Company, the. snrall
streams have been dynamited and hun
dreds of fish killed and left in the
water, only part of the fish killed being
SUPERVISORS FIRE WARDENS
Have Authority to Issue Permits to
Set Out Brush Fires.
OREGON CITY, Or.. Aug. 25. (Special.)
All of the road supervisors of Clacka
mas County have been made fire wardens
by the State Board of Forestry, and tney
will be empowered to issue permits to set
out fires to residents of this county,
serving without compensation.
This action was taken at the instance
of County Judge G. B. Dimlck, who was
pestered with applications for permits
to set out brush fires for the purpose of
burning slashings. County Clerk F. W.
Greenman has also ben a victim of the
new law, with which the farmers are not
generally familiar, and most of them
make application to the County Clerk, as
has been the custom for the last two
TEST CASE UNDER NEW LAW
Washington to Bring Action Against
OLYMPIA. Wash., Aug. 25. (Spe
cial.) Complaints against the O. R. &
N., Northern Pacific and Great North
ern, charging these roads with viola
tion of the new 16-hour labor law, and
demanding payment of $1000 penalty
by each road, was sworn to today by
This is the first test of the new law
prohibiting continuous employment of
railroad men for more than 16 hours
for trainwork at a time. The law was
passed at the last session of the Legis
lature, and is copied from the Federal
IS M CLOSED
All Gear Being Taken From
Are Cleaning Up. '
SEASON NOT A FAILURE
Results of the Pack Disappointing,
Though Difficulty in Filling Chi
nese Contracts and Advance
Orders Fish Very Large.
ASTORIA, Or.. Aug. 25. (Special.)
Promptly at noon today the Spring fishing
season in the Columbia River closed and
all gear was taken from the water, al
though It will probably be Monday after
noon or Tuesday morning before a com-
nlet cleanup will be made in the various
packing houses. While the result has been
disappointing, when compared with former
seasons and the pack of the canned pro
duct is considerably behind that of last
year, the season has not been a failure
by any means as the figures will show.
The season has been a peculiar one In
that there has not been since the opening
a single big "run" of salmon. It is true
there have been a few spurts at odd
times, but they were confined almost ex
clusively to he lower harbor and the
gillnetters, who have made drifts in the
vicinity of the mouth of the river made
good hauls, while those operating further
up the river have not done nearly so well.
Another peculiar feature of the season is
that the fish have averaged unusually
large and probably 65 per cent of the
catch was of salmon weighing 25 pounds
each or over and thus commanding the
higher price "of 7 cents per pound. This
fact resulted In the majority of the fish
during a great portion of the season going
to the cold storage plants and the pack
of that product Is as a consequence much
larger in proportion than Is the canned
article. While the output of the can
neries is probably from 2fi to 30 per cent
behind that of last season, the total catch
of fish In tons is not over 20 per cent
short of that of 1906.
Behind on Contracts.
Late in the season, when the trapB
and the seines failed to make any hauls
of note, the packers became alarmed that
they would be far behind on their Chinese
contracts as well as upon their selling
orders and many of the big fish were
accordingly turned Into the canneries. In
order also further to protect themselves
on their Chinese contracts the majority
of the canners put up half-pound cans
almost exclusively. In fact it is estimated
that fully 70 per cent of the season's
canned salmon is packed in "naif-pound
cans, and still only one or two of the
packers who made contracts with the
Chinese workers have been able to fill
them. As these contracts are at the rate
of 42 cents per case, the loss sustained by
the packers will amount to a total of sev
eral thousands of dollars.
Heavy sales were made in advance
by the various packers and these will
now of course be filled pro rata, prob
ably on a basis of about 40 per cent,
as the orders were considered larger
than the pack of a year ago. The
shortage will be especially heavy on
orders for one-pound tails and flats,
as comparatively small amounts were
packed in those classes of cans.
Accurate Estimate Difficult.
Owing to the fact of much of the
pack being put up In half-cases and
the further fact that the packers are
averse to giving anywhere near accu
rate figures, because of the expected
trouble with their customers in pro
rating the pack. It is' doubly difficult
this year to secure an accurate esti
mate of the number of cases canned.
It is probable that in the neighbor
hood of 280,000 "cases" of salmon have
been packed on the Columbia River,
but these are "as they run," the ma
jority being half cases. What is com
monly known as a case of salmon Is
48 one-pound cans and figuring on this
basis, the season's pack on the Colum
bia River is estimated at 195,500 cases
or about 65.000 cases below that of
last year. The cold storage pack Is,
however, much better, amounting to
about 7910 tierces of 800 each or near
ly 900 tierces ahead of last season.
As each tierce of pickled salmon con
tains an average of 800 pounds of
cured fish and as one-third the weight
is lost in cleaning, this cold storage
pack represents 4219 tons of raw sal
mon, and as 30 tons of fish are re
quired for each thousand cases, the
cold storage pack is equal to 140,600
cases of canned product. So the total
output of the fisheries if all had been
canned would amount to 336,100 cases,
a failing off of 46,400 cases from last
The prices for raw fish ranged from
5 to 7 cents per pound, with an average
of over 6 cents. Figuring on 30 tons to
1J00 cases the cannery and cold storage
packs represent a total of 10,085 tons of
raw fish, for which about -20 per ton
of $1,210,200 was paid the gillnetters,
seiners and trappers, the greater por
tion going to the gillnetters. The
tons of fish caught last year was about
1500 In excess of the figures given above.
There were also about 4o0 tons of salmon
this year sold In the open markets, and
this will cut the shortage In the catch
materially. It was an especially poor
season for many of the Inside traps on
the north side of the river, and the ma
jority of the seiners did little until t-e
past few weeks.- To give accurate fig
ures on the packs is impossible, but the
estimated number of full cases put up oy
the individual canneries is aa follows:
Sanborn-Cutting Company 17.000
Tallant-Grant Packing Company 13,00
McGowan & Sons (to canneries) 12.000
A. Booth Packing Company , 13.000
Altoona Packing Company 9,000
Megler .' , 7,000
Warren Packing 'Company (two can
Fishermen's Co-operative 21.000
Pillar Rock Packing Company 12.000
Columbia River Packers (five can
The estimated number of tierces of
pickled fish put up by each of the indi
vidual cold storage plants Is as follows:
Fishermen's Co-operative Company ... .1,800
Tallant-Grant Packing Company ...... 500
Sanborn-Cuttlng Company 650
6. Schmidt & Co, 675
J. Llndenberger f... ........ 425
Warren Packing; Company 535
Columbia River Packers 2,350
Klevenhusen & Co 350
Vendyssel Packing Company .......... 625
Estacada Bridge Still Undecided.
6REGON CITY, Or., Aug. 25. (Special.)
County Judge G. B. Dimlck, Commis
sioners John Lewellen and Thomas B.
Klllen. who have under consideration the
establishment of a View high bridge
across the Clackamas River at Estacada,
accompanied by City Engineer Wilfred Ai
White, made an examination of conditions
there. The engineer will make plans and
estimates from his survey of both the
upper and lower sites, as the sentiment of
the people of Estacada is divided over the
location of the new structure, consider
able feeling has been aroused against the
proposed removal of the bridge from its
DEFY SUNDAY-CLOSING LAW
Thirsty Ones Find Mecca in Seattle
SEATTLE. Wash., Aug. 25. (Special.)
The first attempt to beat the Sunday
closing law was made at Georgetown to
day, when a group of saloon men, headed
by Roxy Reber and W. F. Robb, the
latter president of the Georgetown Liquor
Association, opened the Country Inn
Club. A special bar was opened, meals
were served in eight dining rooms and
liquors were as easy to get as on a
. The Georgetown liquor dealers incor
porated two weeks ago and before admit
ting any thirsty patrons today they maue
him sign an application for membership
and go through a formal election to the
club. The Georgetown city officials made
no attempt to close the bar and the
county authorities did not interfere. The
Georgetown syndicate expects a contest
ever the validity of the club organization.
Ready to Mine Coal.
KELSO, Wash., Aug. 25. (Special.)
The grade of the Inman-Poulsen Log
ging Company has been completed and
the rails are now being laid on the
line to the Coal Creek Coal & Mining
Co.'s mine. Orders are now being tak
en for coal to be delivered in Kelso
and Catlln by the first of September at
19 per ton. As soon as the local orders
have been filled the company will begin
shipping by barge to Portland.
IS TO BE SETTLED
OPEN PARTS OF CASCADE AND
Adopt Lottery System, Thus Doing
Away With the Usual Rush.
75 Applicants Waiting.
THE DALLES, Or.. Aug. 25. (Special.-,
In accordance with the notice Issued
May 11, 1907. by the Commissioner of the
General Land Office, portions of the Cas
cade and Heppner reserves, heretofore
withdrawn from settlement for forestry
r.i.rposes, will be thrown open to entry,
filing and selection tomorrow morning
upon the opening of the local land office.
These lands lie. for the most part, in
the Southwest portion of the Heppner
Reserve, North of the town of Spray and
include parts of seven townships. Frac
tional parts of three other townships
thrown open are situated on the borders
of the Warm Spring Indian Rerservatlon
on the Matolas River. One isolated tract
of 120 acres lies a few miles South of
The Dalles on the Mosfer Divide. The
usual rush and line up at the doors of
the local office have been obviated by
the officers' adoption of the lottery sys
tem, by which all applicants for filing
will draw numbers and be called to the
counter in regular order. About 75 ap
plicants are now In evidence and it Is
probable that more will appear before
the opening of the land office at 9 o'clock
DROVE HIM TO THE ASYLUM.
R. C. Herring Says Wife's Treatment
Caused .Nervous Prostration.
OREGON CITY. Or., Aug. 25. (Spe
cial.) The equity docket in the
Clackamas County Circuit Court has
been fattened by the filing of five di
vorce suits. There were two in which
simple desertion is alleged, and these are
the cases of Blanche S. Martin vs. El
mer Martin, and C. D. Crawford vs.
Georgia Crawford. The latter were
married in Vancouver, Wash., in
March, 1900 and the plaintiff swears
that his wife left him In Portland,
November 1 of the same year. The
Martins were married in May, 1894 in
Montana, and after living together 11
years, the husband left his wife in
R. C. Herring and his wife Parthena
E., wljo is a daughter of C. H. Gutt
ridge, of Springwater, had a stormy
time during a portion of their married
life, and the last chapter was the com
mitment of Herring to the insane asy
lum, after he had deeded his farm to his
wife. They were married August 24,
1887, and Herring had accumulated an
80-acre ranch, now worth $4500. Four
teen years after their marriage, the
complaint states, Mrs. Herring be
came irritable and quarrelsome, using
profane language towards her husband
In the presence of their 12-year-old
daughter. She Insisted that he give
her a deed to the farm and finally
Herring transferred the property to her
in the hope of keeping peace in the
family. This was apparently what
the woman wanted., for Herring
says she immediately began a
course of cruel treatment. strik
ing him with her fists and
pieces of wood. This continued until
February 9 of this year, when Herring:
became a nervous wreck and was sent
to the insane asylum, though he de
nies that he was Insane, or is at this
time, and he Is willing to undergo an
examination before three reputable
physicians. Herring asks that the land
be divided equally between them.
Anna J. Alderman has" sued Albert
E. Alderman for a divorce on the
ground of cruel and Inhuman treat
ment, and Anna Perry asks to be leg
ally separated from Bert L. Roy Perry.
They were married November 23, 1904
and on the following day Perry is al
leged to have left his wife and gone
to Molalla to a dance, where he be
came intoxicated in the presence of
people attending. His habits have
prevented him from earning a living
for his wife and daughter, aged two
Dr. Driver Seriously III.
ALBANY, Or., Aug. 25. (Special.)
Rev. Dr. I. D. Driver, pioneer minister
of this state, theologian of National
reputation and well-known character In
Oregon history, lies seriously 111 at the
home of his son, James W. Driver, in
this city, and his 'recovery is not ex
pected. In the latter part of July he
went to Eugene to preach the funeral
sermon of the late Mrs. James Camp
bell, an old friend. He had a hard trip,
and when he returned to his home near
Tangent he was ill. Three weeks ago
his condition became such that he
needed constant medical attention, and
he was brought to the home of his
son, James W. Driver, in this city.
If Baby X Cutting Teeth
Be sure and use tnat old well-tried remedy,
Mrs. Wlnslow'a Soothing Syrup, for ehUdrra
teething. It soothes the child, softens the
gums, allays pain, collo and diarrhoea.
Give instant relief In
Nasal Catarrh allay
and heal m aeons membrane, sweeten the breath.
Best gargle for sore throat. 60c. Druggists or mail.
W -m 1 A. Quickly relieve Soar
Indigestion and Dyspepsia. Surareoated tablets.
10c. or 2-yr. V. I. Hood t o., lmU,
If Mad by Hood It's Good.
CLEAN JULY RECORD
No Fatalities During Month on
WRECKS ARE NOT SERIOUS
Only Three Trainmen Injured and
One Trespasser Killed Prop
erty Loss $6 784 Mohler
Gives Rules for Safety.
OMAHA, Neb.. Aug. 25. (Special.) No
passengers or trainmen killed and no
passengers and only three trainmen in
jured is the record of the Harriman. lines
for the month of July; one trespasser
"The number of casualties on the rail
roads of the United States is not greater
than should reasonably be expected be
cause of the nature of the business, the
volume of the traffic and other causes,"
said Vice-President Mohler of the Union
Pacific, today. In discussing this achieve
ment. "Any lump statement of the casualties
on all railroads of the country, however.
Is- unjust, for the reason that It makes
no distinction between Judas Iscariot and
the rest of the Apostles. The Harriman
lines are decidedly among the rest of
The Union Pacific, in its new method of
dealing with accidents, has an elaborate
blank on which are entered all acci
dents of all kinds and all casualties. By
reference to this Mr. Mohler pointed out
that during the month of July the prop
erty loss by accidents on the Union Pa
cific system was only $6,784; that the cas
ualties were only one trespasser killed
and three trainmen Injured. This was in
a total mileage of 1.641.027 miles.
"In other words," said the vice-president,
"we ran a passenger train 1,641,027
miles at high speed without killing or
injuring a single passenger, killed no
trainmen and only Injured three."
Asked to explain how it was done. Mr.
Mohler showed the rules and regulations
of the transportation department. The
book contains 150 pages and -991 rules.
"The men who run the trains," said Mr.
Mohler, "are held strictly responsible.
They must run them according to those
rules. There is a rule for every emer
gency. When one thinks of the tremen
dous weight of the trains flying at ter
rific speed through this country one Is
surprised that there are not more wrecks.
The railroads are really very careful. It
Is to their Interest to be so, for wrecks
are expensive. But a certain percentage
of them will occur.
"The same Is true of automobiles, car
riages, kitchen fires, folding-beds and
everything. But it is the railroad acci
dents that attract the attention. All
others are looked on as unavoidable, but
the railroads are expected to conduct
their somewhat venturesome business
with a smaller percentage of accidents
than the Almighty vouchsafes to the most
sedate communities and the quietest pur
suits." STEAL THE LIEUT PLANT
JAPANESE INVASION DEPRIVES
TOWN OF ITS LIGHTS.
Man Who Holds Mortgage Against
Company Furnishing Current
Carries Away Dynamo.
BELLING HAM, Wasl)., Aug. 25.
(Special.) Friday Harbor, the metropolis
of San Juan County, is suffering from the
effect of a Japanese Invasion and is
shrouded in darkness all because a party
of men from Roche Harbor, a neighbor
ing town, walked off with its electric
light plant. Dr. Capron, with two white
lieutenants and 20 Japanese. It is alleged,
dismantled the plant which has been
lighting the town and put the dynamo
In a boat. Then Dr. Capron sailed for
his home town miles away. A mortgage
held against the mill company which
furnished the power to light the town and
In which Dr. Capron is heavily interested
Is the cause of the trouble.
Mill Working Overtime.
HOQUIAM, Wash.. Aug. 25. (Special.)
The Northwestern Lumber Company is
running Its mill five-quarter time this
week In order to get out the special
cargo of lumber for the barkentlne Mary
Winkleman loading for Hilo, H. I., and
to complete the cargo of the barkentlne
Joe. L. Eviston. Owing' to the poor run
of logs it was impossible to cut out the
order and mill work overtime In order
to avoid paying demurrage on. these
Largest and Best Selections in Portland of FURNITURE, CARPETS, RANGES,
Great Monday Sales
AS ADVERTISED SUNDAY
1000 pairs $1 and $1.50 Silk Net Gloves, 29c
All short kimonos, values to $1.00 49c
All wash kimonos, values to $2.25 98c
$1.25 45-in. figured white dress net 75c
$1.25 72-in. white and cream dress net. . . 75c
Reg $6 new ecru net waists $3.98
Big clearance sale of kid and wash belts
Monday sale of jewelry novelties at half
Sale of engraved visiting cards all styles
Monday sale of new Fall suits at $1750
NEW GOODS IN ALL DEPARTMENTS
ALTERS LI FOR
SPECIAIi DISTINCTION GIVEN
MRS. M'GILL, OF CHICAGO.
Marriage Relations - In Canal Zone
Made to Fit Her Case by
CHICAGO, Aug. 25. To remove the
last shadow of a suspicion that Mrs. J.
Fauntleroy McGlll's marriage was not per
fectly legal. President Roosevelt, by
special executive decree, changed the
laws of the Panama Canal zone. Besides,
President Roosevelt, who approves so
much of marriages, ordered that his de
cree be obeyed, "anything In the laws of
the Republic of Panama to the contrary
notwithstanding." Bo Mrs. McGill enjoys
a high distinction she is the only Ameri
can girl for whom a nation's la us have
been changed that her marriage may be
Mrs. McGill (formerly Miss Grace Col
lins) is the daughter of Lorln C. Collins.
Justice of the Supreme Court of the canal
zone. They formerly lived at 1158 Addi
son avenue. Miss Grace was a belle in
society. She was married last Wednesday
in Grace Episcopal Church, Colon, to
Captain McGill, of the United States
Marine Corps, son of Dr. Samuel McGill,
of Leesburg, Va. Captain McGill Is on
duty on the isthmus.
Before her marriage at Colon it was
discovered that American amendments to
the Panama statutes applied to the canal
zone left a possibility of the marriage be
ing declared Invalid. President Roosevelt,
May 15, had authorized "ministers of rec
ognized religious societies" to perform
wedding ceremonies, because the Panama
laws previously only sanctioned mar
riages by priests of the Catholic Church.
Miss Collins' learned father did not con
sider the word "recognized" to be suf
ficiently defined. So President Roosevelt
had the canal zone marriage law changed
to read that "all marriages celebrated in
the canal zone by the minister of any re
ligious society or denominations author
ized by the forms or usages of his so
ciety or denomination, or by any judicial
officer in the canal zone, shall be valid,
anything in the laws of the Republic of
Panama to the contrary notwithstand
ing." SCORE HURTIN WRECK
Passenger Train Derailed on the
Denver & Rio Grande.
PUEBLO, Colo., Aug. 25. Twenty per
sons suffered Injuries and a number of
others were shocked and bruised when the
Denver & Rio Grande passenger train No.
5, westbound, was wrecked a mile east
Fernleaf, a small station about three
miles west of Pueblo, In the afternoon.
The wreck was caused by the second en
gine of the train throwing a switch,
which caused It to take the siding, de
railing and throwing it against the em
bankment. The engine carried the bag
gage, express and mall cars, a day coach
and five Pullmans from the rails.
The Becond section of No. 5. which fol
lowed close behind, and eastbound No. .
were stopped a short distance from the
scene of the wreck and passengers trans
ferred each way. The Injured were taken
to St. Leda. A temporary track will be
built around the wreck.
Following Is the list of more seriously
injured, none of whom it is thought is
Mrs. William Kelley, Colorado Springs,
hip bruised: Alice S. Coleman. Ann Arbor,
Mich., sprained back: Mrs. E. W. Dolly.
Whlttler. Cal.. ribs fractured: D. D. Sturgis.
JENNING & SONS
CROCKERY AND DRAPERIES
Corner Second and Morrison Streets
Chicago, arm and knee crushed: W. H- Put
terson. Seattle, internally Injured: H. P.
McDonald, Kansas City, crushed about the
chest: S. C. Grelner, Evansvtlle, Ind.,
TRAIN Ig DERAILED IN UTAH
Eastbound No. 6, of Rio Grande
Leaves Track No One Hurt.
GRAND JUNCTION. Colo,. Aug. 26. A
report reached here tonight that the sec
ond section of the Denver & Rio Grands
passenger train. No. 6, east bound from
Salt Lake City to Denver, was derailed!
near Provo, Utah, this afternoon, and
that several passengers were killed and a
A severe storm prevails from this point
west and only the meager details abovej
given have been received.
SALT LAKE. Utah. Aug. 25. A special
to the Herald says that passenger train
No. 6. on the Rio Grande, was derailed;
today east of Helper, but that no on wai
English locomotives which were built 1m
the year 1856 are still used on 8wedltti
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