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THE OKEtiOIAW, 'TUESDAY, 3IARCH H. 1908.
USE SURPLUS FDR
Local Traction Company Plans !
Many Improvements and
Extensions This Year.
ANNOUNCE ANNUAL BUDGET
Airbrakes and Fenders on Cars, Re
laying of Tracks, and Clubhouses
for Its Employes Are Among
the Different Items.
Every cent of surplus earnings above
the money required to operate the prop-
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MADIIO-T-STREKT BRIDGE, SHOWIXO THE LOG JAM PILED VP AGACXST IT AND EXTENDING
rty of the Portland Railway. Light &
Power Company during the coming year
will be turned hack mto the Improvement
of the street railway lines and the elec
tric light and power service. . Not only
that, but from 500,000 to J1.000.DOO ad
ditional will be expended by the company
on permanent betterments and exten
sions this year. The amount of ad
ditional money expended, beyond the sur
plus earnings, will depend upon the con
dition of the bond market in the East.
If the securities can be disposed of, more
improvements will be made.
The budget for the year has just been
completed. This task occupied C M.
Clark, president of the executive com
mittee and member of the Philadelphia
banking flfm of E. W. Clark & Co.. which
controls the property, almost all the past
week, which he spent in Portland. He
was In conference with President Benage
S. Josselyn and other officers of the com
pany, a great deal of the time while
here. Mr. Clark left the city yesterday
for Denver, where he will stop a short
time, going from there to Philadelphia,
stopping, however, at different cities en
List of the Improvements.
Improvements pmtcmplated dining the
present year Include extensive street
Paving and track relaying, In accordance
with the city ordinances requiring the
streetcar company to pave the space be
tween Its tracks and for a few inches on
each side: the equipment of cars with air
brakes; clubhouses for employes of the
company; new fenders, when the type of
lifesaver shall be agreed upon by the city
authorities: double tracking .the main
passenger line of the O. W". P. from the
Inman-Ponlsen trestle to Hawthorne
avenue: the bonding of tracks: new feed
wires: paving at Salem: electrical lights
and power, both street and service instal
lation, including meters, lamps, trans
formers, etc.; a concrete dam around a
portion of the falls at Oregon City: exten
s'ons to the carbarns at Piedmont, Sav
ler and East Ankeny streets: the erection
of carbarns for the O. W. P. division at
ioif Links Junction, together with other
Improvements which have not yet been
fully determined upon.
The position of the management of the
company means that every cent earned
in excess of actual operating expenses
will go back Into the property to improve
11 and provide better service for Port
land. President Josselyn says this has
been the custom of his company for
soma time. In discussing this matter,
President Makes Statement.
"The opinion seems to be that our prop
erties are earning a great amount of
money. While we admit that the results
do show surplus earnings, not one cent of
it has been taken out of the state, but
II has been put back into the property
and In excess of surplus earn
ings waa spent here by the company In
the yesr 1W In order to keep up with
the phenomlnal growth of the city and
Its attendant requirements, both In the
street . railway and electric light exten
sions and equipment.
"We are very well satisfied to let the
public have the benefits of all our sur
plus earnings as assisting towards the
upbuilding of th community and Its
diversified interests. We could easily
spend In this manner from I2.sco.ono to J3.
nai.000 during IK In excess of our sur
plus earnings If the financial conditions
of th country were favorable for the
purchase of bond by Investors, but larger
i-e.nce.rn than ours are also finding ft
difficult to finance their requirements
for betterments, improvements and exten
sion and we shall also be forced to cut
our cloth according to our pattern until
there is a better market for first-class
securities than at present.
"However, we shall discount the future
to the extent of ordering a large amount
of new paasenger equipment for .deliv
ery this Fall. In the hopes of conditions
changing by that time so that the obli
gation can be financed. Beyond this, we
hall be forced to go low and contract
only for those Item in the way of bet-
tprmenti and additions that we ar cer
tain of being able to pay for out of our
The list of betterments in the year's
hurt ftp t does not include a number of im
provements planned for the coming year,
amonr them being the trolley terminal
projected for First and Pine streets and
the company's office building. However,
the delay in this and other plans is due
directly to the condition of the money
market and the difficulty . in placing
CHAXOE IX " RAILWAY OFFICE
J. I. Springer Succeeds J. A. Boyce
With Great Northern.
Joseph A. Boyce, contracting: freight
asent for the Great Northern Railway
here, has resigned his position, effect
ive as soon as his place can be filled,
Mr. Boyce has been offered a position
with the insurance and investment
business of W. L. Morgan. Mr. Boyce
has been with the Great Northern for
the past two years, having come to the
Hill forces from the Portland offices
of the New York .Central Lines, where
he was city passenger agent. He is
one of the beat known railroad men in
John I. Springer, traveling freight
and passenger agent for the Great
Northern, with headquarters here, is
slated to fill the position made vacant
by the resignation of Mr. Boyce. Mr.
Springer has been working outside the
city for the same business that Mr.
Boyce solicited in Portland. He Is
thoroughly familiar with the require
ments of the position and has had
much experience as a city freight so
licitor. He was formerly connected
with the Wisconsin Central ofTice here,
after which he served for a year in
railroad offices on Puget Sound. Au
thority to place Mr. Springer in the
vacancy Is expected by William Har
der, general agent for the Great North
ern, from the eastern traffic officials
within the next few days.
ESTATE OF GREAT VALUE
Heirs of R. R. Thompson Will Re
ceive $4,00 0,000 Legacy.
R. R. Thompson, the pioneer steam
boat man of Portland, who died In San
Francisco last week, left a fortune es
timated at $4,000,000. The nucleus of
his fortune was acquired in operat
ing the steamers owned by the Oregon
Steam Navigation Company, In which
Mr. Thompson was the second largest
stockholder, Captain J. C. Alnsworth,
the president of the company, being
The bulk of Mr. Thompson's fortune
consists of the Alameda WaJer Works,
stock in a power company that sup
plies the Mission district of San Fran
cisco, stock in the Bank of California,
together with meny bonds, other se
curities and a large amount of personal
property. He owned 14 brick build
ings. In San Francisco that were- de
stroyed by the earthquake.
Mr. Thompson was a shrewd opera
tor and speculated extensively In San
Francisco real estate. For the last
three years of his life he. did not leave
his house, but he Is said to have in
vested t. 000,000 In real estate in that
time. He lived In he old Hearst man
sion at Van Ness avenue and Pine
street, for which he paid $192,000.
There were ten children in the
Thompson family, four boys and six
girls. Ellen Thompson, who was al
ways an Invalid, and Mrs. Linderman
died some time ago. The remaining
heirs to. the Thompson estate are as
follows: Mrs. Eliza King. Alameda;
Mrs. Sarah Pollock, Alameda; Louis
Thompson. Yamhill County, Oregon;
Mr. Charles Tates. San Francisco; Wal
ter Thompson, Los Angeles: R- H.
Thompson, 214 Thirteenth street, Port
land; Mrs. Ivy Borden and Frank
Thompson. San Francisco.
The provisions of Mr. Thompson's
will dividing the estate among the
heirs have not been learned in Port
land as yet, but news of It is expected
here within a few days.
Sues for Value of Furniture.
Delia Kennedy Is suing William J.
Hawkins and Bingham & McClelland in
the Circuit Court, to recover 1750 dam
ages. She say 'that ber furniture was
damaged when the wall of a building
fell out last year at First and Columbia
streets. The workmen had dug a cellar
for a new building close to the old struc
ture, with the result that the earth gave
way, causing the wall to fall.
Wyoming Town Burned Out.
SHOSHONE. Wyo.. March IS. The
larger part of the business district in
this city was destroyed today by Are.
which started in a saloon. Damage
If Baby Is Cutting Teeth
B sure and us that old well-tried rvmedr.
Mr v lnslow's eootals Syrup, for ehiidrea
iainm. it soouies tne- cnua. softens
lumj, auays paui. coitc
Bee ad of J. A. Reid Co.
Spectacle tLOO at MaUger'.
RAINS CEASE, BUT
RIVERS STILL RISE
to be Improbable unless the drift should
collect, or the Madison bridge went
WORST OVER AT FEXDLETOX
Railroad Suffers Heavily Part of
PENDLETON, Or., March IS. (Spe
cial.) The crest of the flood In the
Umatilla River reached this city about
8 o'clock this morning. Since that
time the water has been steadily re
ceding, and as the night Is clear and
cool It Is believed all danger of further
damage will soon be passed.
The O. R. & -. has been the greatest
sufferer, though gardeners along the
river bottoms have sustained great
damage. All day the city was shut off
by train to the north as well as to the
east and west. Late this evening,
however, the Spokane train went out,
the damaged bridge near Milton hav- I
mg Deen repaired.
Nearly 1000 feet of track in the vicin.-
lty of Duncan, 30 miles east of ''here,
is out of commission, 500 of it being
washed away, and the other 500 cov
ered by a slide. A large new steel
bridge at Nolin. 20 miles west of here,
has been forced out of line and it is un
safe for trains, while men have b&en
working day and night to save a half
mile of fill in the outskirts of this city,
adjacent to a steel bridge that has only
been In commission a few days. - Crews
are also being worked at a hundred
threatened places along the line. No
particular damage has been sustained
In this city, though eight blocks in the
residence district of the lower end were
partially flooded and several merchants
have been forced to move out of their
basements. One large grocery store
has been put out of commission tem
porarily. It Is believed that the worst is over,
though It will be a day or two before
main line service on the O. R. & N. is
TAKE WET RIDE IJf BUGGY
Albany Couple Swept Hundred Feet
Down Swirling Stream.,
ALBANY, Or.. March 16. (Special.)
The Willamette rose Ave feet today
and Is now 12 feet above low water
mark, but as tributary streams have
begun to fall the river Is not expected
to reach flood.
At Lebanon the headgates of the
flume at the Lebanon paper mills went
out, and at that city the river was re
ported full of cordwood which had
been washed away from the sidehills
farther tip the river.
The log boom in the South Santlam,
at the head of the Lebanon canal, four
miles above Lebanon, went out Sunday
evening. Few logs were In the boom.
A remarkable escape from a serious
accident occurred near Sanderson's
bridge, east of this city Sunday even
ing. A buggy containing O. H. MuUer
and Miss Jean Day,' of Lacomb, was
washed 100 yards by the swirling water
and did not upset, the horse and busgy
finally striking ground, and being driven
to safety. The buggy was actually
washed over a barbed-wire fence and
for over 50 yards among the fruit trees
of H Bryant's orchard.
VSIXG BOATS OX THE STREETS
Woodland School Forced to Close
Because of Flood.
WOODLAND, Wash., March 1. (Spe
cial.) The Lewis River Is on a rampage.
The whole of the lower partof the town
has been under water for the past 24
hours, but the water has fallen about 12
inohea since morning. The sckoolhouse
and the office of the Woodland Echo can
only be reached by boat or high rubber
boots. School has been suspended un
til the water subsides.
Peterson's boom, a mile above town,
went out last night, and about l.Qno.0(4
feet of' logs went down the river. These,
with other logs end debris, are jammed
above ahe Northern Pacific bridge.
Considerable damage has been reported
to wagon roads along the liver above, and
In one place the river has cut into the
hillside and taken the road out entirely.
MA XV LOGS REPORTED LOST
Freshets in Eastern Clark County Do
WASHOCGAL, Wash.. March 16. (Spe
cial.) Since the burning of the timber in
this district Ave years ago. the logging
operations have been of large propor
tions and millions of feet of logs were
lodged and jammed for mile along the
Washougal River. What ths splashing of
the dams in low water could cot do the
freshet has done. The logs, released in
large quantities, were sent plunging
down the stream. A number of jams
The damage to property along the
stream is considerable, but the breaking
of the railroad bridge at Camas is by far
the greatest. A large section of this
bridge was carried out and many piling
broken in the trestle. Not less than
6.000.000 or c.000.000 feet of logs are piled
up against it and the work of repair will
be seriously hindered. For a time the
wagon bridge was threatened.
The streams above have been swollen,
but It is impossible at this time to learn
the extent .of the damage. The crossing
on Lawton Creek, four miles above, has
been washed out. A large slide on the
Mt. Pleasant wagon road occurred where
a fill had been put In, and it is impassa
ble. Another slide on the North Bank
occurred further up, extending for some
600 feet along the line. It is almost cer
tain that some of the logging dams on
the Washougal have gone out.
X. P. BRIDGE IS THREATENED
Heavy Jam of logs Collecting in the
KALAMA. Wash.. March 16. Special.)
The Lewis River boom broke yesterday
and many logs went into the Columbia.
The Vancouver train, due here in the
morning, did not arrive until late last
evening, the bridge over the Lewis River
FROM THE DRAW-SPAN TO THE
being threatened. A special train came
through this morning, but the bridge is
in great danger of being swept out at
any moment by the large number of logs
coming down the river with tremendous
The Kalama River is also out of Its
banks and has reached a higher stage
than it did during the flood of last Win
ter. The water reached its height this
morning and as the rain has ceased, no
further damage is expected.
I.EWISTOX IS WITHOUT MAIL
Miles of Railroad Track Washed
Out One Man Losea Ivife.
LEWISTON, Idaho. March 16. (Special.)
Floods In the Clearwater County are re
ceding. The Clearwater has fallen four
inches, and Is expected, under the effect
of cooler weather, to drop two feet to
night. This is one of the most sudden Spring
freshets ever known and the waters of
the Clearwater were higher than in the
June freshet of the past two years. The
city is still cut oft from railroad com
munication and the Northern. Pacific Is
not yet ready to say when It will be able
to resume. No mall has reached the city
in the past 4$ hours.
More than two miles of track and many
bridges have been washed out on the lino
down Potlatch Creek. The Pine Creek
Lumber Company,- near Kendrick. lost a
J100.000 dam and more than 1,000.000 feet
of logs. All falsework was washed from
under the new J200.000 O. R. & N. bridge
In this city. Alex Hudson, who was driv
ing a lumber raft, was drowned Sunday.
Today, for the first time In their his
tory, the O. R. & N. steamers, plying on
Snake River , between Lewlston and
Rlparia, received authority to handle
mails, and mail service will be thus pro
vided until rail lines are again in com
mission. Travel for several days will
be entirely by steamer.
O. R. & X. Resumes Schedule.
CASCADE LOCKS, Or., March 16.
(Special.) The obstruction to travel on
the main line of the O. R. & N. caused
by the huge landslide near Wyeth, S
mtlest east of here, has been removed
and for the first time since Saturday
ntght trains are now moving freely.
Two bents of the bridge crossing Eagle
Creek, three miles west of here, were
washed away Sunday, which caused No
5 to be held here all night, and it was
not until o'clock this morning that the
bridge wa put in condition to enable
No. S to proceed on Its way to Portland.
North Bank Service Delayed.
VANCOUVER, Wash., March 1. (Spe
cial.) Opening of the North Bank Rail
road, which had been scheduled to be
gin today, was delayed by several wash
out in the vicinity of Stevenson. A slide
at Butlers covered the track for several
hundred feet and a small bridge went
out at Hathaway' place, several miles
above Washougal. Several other wash
outs occurred, but these were repaired
without much delay, and it is thought
that the through train service can be put
Into effect either tomorrow or next day.
- Log Losses Small.
CASTLE ROCK. Wash., March 16
(Special.) Water in the Cowlitz is fil
ing. No harm .has been done, beyond
the loss of timber, which will not be
heavy, because the big boom at the
mouth of the river has most of the log
Logs Floated to Mills.
SHERIDAN. Or.. March 16. (Special.)
Tamhill River has risen 16 feet and is
still rising. This makes sawmill men
happy, as several million feet of logs
will be loosened up on Mill and Willa
mlna creeks, which baa a fair prospect
of not being used for the next nine
months. The thermometer stood at SO
degrees during the storm.
- Oregon City May Suffer.
OREGON CITT. Or.. March IS. (Spe
cial.) The rapid rise of the Willamette
Kiver in the past two days has sent
the water boiling over the falls and
has overflowed the basin from which
the power to run the factories on the
east side of the river is derived. To
night the walk between here and Cane
mah was flooded, and a further rise of
the river is expected to do damage in
the lower end of town.
Service Delayed In Blue Mountains.
LA GRANDE, Or.. March 16. (Special.)
.Several hundred passengers are here
waiting for the resumption of traffic over
the mountains, which to all appearances
will not be until tomorrow night. Large
stretches of O. R. & N. tracks in the
mountains are either washed out or cov
ered with mud. which keeps sliding down
as fast a removed.
Hood River Bridge Goes Out.
HOOD RIVER, Or.. March 1. The
highest water known in Hood River in
many years carried away the wagon
bridge leading from the city to the east
side of the valley at 7:30 this morning.
The structure was built in 1896 and cost
$4000. Until a new bridge can be built
the east side of the valley is practically
EAST SIDE APPROACH.
isolated from the city, except by a long
detour. The flood has also caused the
suspension of business on the Mt. Hood
Bridge Out Near Colfax.
COLFAX, Wash., March 1. (Special.)
The county bridge under construction
over Palouse River at the Lewis Mill,
six miles from Colfax, was taken out
by high water today. Constructor Owen
Horton, of Colfax, estimates his loss at
J1300. - The river at Colfax Is within one
foot of high water mark,- The' Spokane
Inland track Is under water for several
hundred feet near the fair grounds.
Klamath Light Plant Disabled.
KALAMA, Wash., March 16. (Spe
cial.) Kalama will be In darkness for
several days. Friday night a large wheel
broke at the electric light plant, 14 miles
out in the hills. A machinist and elec
trician were hurried out through the
pouring rain to repair the damage, but
no sooner had this been accomplished
than a section of the flume went out,
owing to the flood of water..
Willamette May Get $100,000.
SALEM, Or., March 16. (Special.) It
was announced tonight that there Is but
$5400 lacking to complete the $100,000 en
dowment fund for Willamette Unverslty,
and strenuous efforts will be made to
raise this amount In the nex$ few days.
The balance is necessary, as the pay-,
tnent of each subscription is conditioned
upon the whole amount being subscribed.
Tamhill at 2 7-Foot Mark.
McMINNVILLE. Or., March 1. (Spe
cial.) Urged on by a rainfall of nearly
five Inches in the past three days, the
Tamhill river is rising rapidly, and at
noon registered 27 feet. No damage
has been occasioned, but with a rise of
a few feet more, some of the lowlylng
farm lands will be inundated.
Xo Danger at Salem.
SALEM. Or.. March 1. (Special.)
Though the Willamette River has risen
rapidly at this place in the last two
days. Salem experienced but little of the
storm that prevailed further up the val
ley. Only a little more than an inch of
rain 'fell Saturday night, when more
r a fHE "House of
charming center for waists
tkat bring witk ttem tne
freshness of Spring, There is a
countless variety of dainty silks
such as have gained this house its
supremacy as the home of dis
tinctive individuality m waists.
Light taffetas and Rajah silks in
Car Service Over Madison Bridge
Temporarily Suspended t
Until further notice, on account of the repairs being
made to the Madison-street bridge, passengers on the Sell
wood, Mount Seott, and Hawthorne-avenue - lines will
transfer to and from the Portland Railway cars at Grand
and Hawthorne avenue's. Leaving time from Grand ave
nue will be 8 minutes later than the time given in Time
Card from First and Alder streets.
Passengers for Oregon City, Cazadero lines and The
Oaks" will take cars at East Morrison and "Water streets.
The leaving time at East Morrison and Water streets will
be the. same as is now shown in Time-Card leaving Port
land from First and Alder streets.
An extra service, marked "O. "NY.- P. Transfer Car," in
addition to the Waverly-Woodstock and Brooklyn cars,
will be maintained by the Portland Railway division over
the Morrison-street bridge to Grand and Hawthorne
avenues, in order to take care of the passengers on the
Sellwood, Mount Scott and Hawthorne-avenue lines.
Oregon City, Cazadero and The Oaks cars can be
reached by taking any car crossing Morrison-street bridge.
This is the day of the gentle in
medicine. Cascarets have
supplanted physics. They act in a
natural way, not with harshness.
Most of our dull days are due to inactive bowels.
Nearly all of our minor ills could be avoided by a little
Also, half of our greater ills.
Isn't it foolish to suffer, when there is such a pleasant
way to avoid it ?
Cascarets save the hours.
They save the time that we waste if we are not at our .
best. They bring: good cheer. For the blues and ill
temper rarely occur when the bowels are properly
They make the breath sweet, the complexion clear,
the eyes bright
All this for ten cents per week.
Ia the eld days, people let matters run nntil they needed a lare
dose of physic.
Then they took something serere like castor oil, salts or cathartics.
- That meant abuse to the bowels.
These are the days of the gentle and natural the days of Cascarets.
Carry a box always with you. For the right way to take them is
one at a timejust as soon as you need it
Cascarets are candy tablets. They are sold by all druggists,
but never in bulk. Be sure you get the genuine, with CCC
on every tablet The price is 50c, 25c and
than two inches was reported further
south. The river was at 1VA feet tonight
and overflowing the banks at low places,
but doing no damage.
Tacoma Floods Subside.
TACOMA. March IS. After 48 hours
of apprehension lest a flood similar to
that of November, 1906. was impending,
residentsf the valleys of the White,
Black, Stuck and ruyaliup Rivers
breathed easier late this afternoon,
when the water, which had been ris
ing since Saturday, began to recede.
Reports from all portions of the threat
ened valleys late tonight indicated that
the swollen rivers were falling, and
that the streams may soon be at nor
. Seaside School Flooded.
SEASIDE, Or., March 16. (Special.)
The public school children of this city
are enjoying a holllday because the
basement . of the school building is
flooded as a result of the late storm.
This is the fourth time school has been
suspended this Winter from the same
Mrs. Hailcy Delayed at La Grande.
LA GRANDE. Or.. March (Special.)
Mr. John Hailey Is detained in this
city because of washouts in the Blue
Mountains and cannot, to all appear
ances, reach Portland In time for the
funeral of her son, the late Judge Halley.
Itching, disfiguring eruptions, rashes, boils, etc., as well as pimples,
black-heads and rough, scaly skin, show the presence of some irritating
humor in the blood. These acids and humors with which the blood is
infected are being constantly thrown off through the pores and glauds of
the skin, and the flesh is kept in an inflamed, diseased and unsightly .ou
dition. Nothing applied externally can change the condition of the blood
or prevent the outflow of these burning acids ; only constitutional treatment
can do this. Washes, salves, lotions, etc,, cannot reach the humor-laden
blood, and are therefore useless, except for the temporary comlort and clean
liness they afford. The acid poison in the blood must be removed before a
cure can be effected. S. S. S. is a real blood purifier, possessing all the
requirements necessary to neutralize and remove the humors from the circu
lation. It completely eradicates every trace of impurity and restores this
vi 'v fluid to its natural healthy state. S. S. S. c"ools the acid-heated blood v
so that instead of pouring out acrid matter on the skin, it feeds and nour
ishes it with health-sustaining properties, and then the eruptions and
diseases of the skin pass away. Book on Skin Diseases and any medical
'.cefree. ' THE SWIFT SPECIFIC CO., ATLANTA, GA.
Cents per Box
While here, he 1
Slater, an old-time
a guest of J. W.
friend of the lati
Mail Service Cut Off.
CHEHALI3, "Wash., March" II.
(Special.) Heavy rain have cut off east
ern Lewis County mail, by way of
Alpha, Tilton River being too high to
ford. Th water is receding.
To Be Open This Evening and Ever
Th dining-room of ths Nortonia Hotel
will be open this evening after the
Krelsler-Bauer concert, and will be open
hereafter every evening until 12 o'clock.
Music under direction of Herr Bettmsn.
Sulzer and Calo in Harmony.
SEATTLE, March 1. A special cable
to the Post-Intelllgencer from Fair
banks, dated March 15. says:
Congressman Sulser wires:
"Delegate Cale and I working har
moniously for Alaskan legislation.
Contrary reports unfounded. Please
send out absolute denial."
Metzger, jeweler, optician, (42 Wssh.
all the delicately refreshing shades
to harmonize with the new Spring
suits n ovel ty shades m blues,
browns, greens, stripes, checks,
dots and plain colors with man
darin or plain sleeves, all char
acterized by the long shoulder
Prices $11.50 to $16.00
392 Washington Street