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THE MORXrNG OREGONIAN. FRIDAY, JUXE 26, 1908.
Orient the consignee failed in business
and the shipment was ordered returned.
As there is nothing about the bran to in
dicate its American origin to Uncle Sam's
satisfaction, duty at the rate of. 20 per
cent will be collected at this port.
IN AN NUAL SHOOT
REJECT ALL K ELTON BIDS
Steel Structure of Spokane,
Portland & Seattle Rail
LAST BOLT IN YESTERDAY
Whistles Announce End of Great
Task Workmen Enjoy Hair Hol
iday Structure Greatest ot
Kind in ' America.
VANCOUVER. Wash.. June 15. (Spe
clal.) -Riveting of the last steel bolt in
the 52,000,010 double-track bridge of the
Spokane. S"attlo & Portland Railroad
which spans the Columbia River at this
point, was completed at 2:12 this after
noon. Whistles In factories and steam
boats, in shrill acclaim, announced the
practical completion of this great under
taking, and Engineer Crosby, in charge
of construction, granted a half-holiday
to his crew of 130 workmen.
There were no formal ceremonies at
tendant upon the completion of the work
today. The steel workers were given a
half-holiday and saloons about town are
understood to have furnished refresh
ments free to the men who have been
engaged on the construction of the bridge
for over a year. The men marched about
town in a body and at times made the
welkin ring with their shouts of join
Engineer Crosby, for the Kelly-Atkin
son Construction Company, states that all
work on the bridge will be completed
within a few weeks. Only a few details
are yet to be taken care of.
The . steel construction of this bridge
was begun June 15, 1907, and approxi
mately 15,000 tons of steel has been used.
The bridge is nearly two miles long.
Longest Steel Bridge in America.
The new steel structure of the Spo
kane, Portland & Seattle Is the only
bridge to be thrown across the Lower
Columbia River and it is a magniticent
and costly fabric of steel beams and bolts.
The bridge has cost about $2,000,000 and
is one of the longest structures of Its
kind on the American continent.
The exact total length of steel struc
tures on this bridge is 2S06 feet 10 inches.
The piers, numbered from one to ten,
inclusive, have been founded by pneu
matic process. Pier two, which is the
pivot pier of the draw span, was built
in 1S90 by the late George S. Morlson.
At that time the construction of a
single-track bridge was begun, but later
With the exception of piers one, two
three and four, and the north abutment,
where a stratum of gravel could be
reached, all pneumatic piers were stopped
at a depth of 80 feet below low water
in pure sand. The caissons were all
made of wood, filled with concrete.
Spans High Above Water.
The superstructure was designed so as
to provide a net clearance, horizontally,
of 27 feet six inches between trusses and I
vertically of 22 feet six inches above the
basse of the rail. The tracks are spaced
13 feet between centers. The clearance
between the highest water known in
the Columbia at that point and the lowest
point on the superstructure has been fixed
at six feet.
The drawspan is operated at present
with a gasoline, engine connected to a
dynamo which generates a three-phase
alternating current. The current Is then
distributed among the various motors
which turn the span and operate the end
lifts and rail latches. Provision Is also
made for connecting outside power to
the motors direct, so that two sources
of power may eventually be provided.
Viaduct Across Shuws Island.
The viaduct across Shaws Island, which
Is a part of the bridge, consists of 26
spans of deck-plate girders, each 80 feet
long between bearings, four girders to
each span, making 104 girders in all.
These spans rest .on concrete piers, which
are founded on piles. The length of the
viaduct is 2135 feet six Inches. The re
son for constructing this viaduct instead
of an embankment is to provide sufficient
waterway in case of extreme high water,
thus reducing the possibility of scouring
the piers or in any other way Injuring
the Washington channel bridge.
The Oregon Slough bridge, which con
nects with the viaduct and the bridge
across the main channel, making a con
tinuous structure, consists of seven fixed
through spans approximately 162 feet long
between centers of piers and one draw
span 332 feet 10 3-8 inches long. The to
tal length of this brodge is 1466 feet 11
- Inches. To this should be added a 67-foot
approach girder on the southwest end
of the bridge.
TO RECLAIM 10,000 ACRES
Million-Dollar Project Talked Of for
SPOKANE, Wash., June 25. (Special.)
The steering committee appointed by pur
chasers of Brewster Flat lands met at
Wen&tchee last evening to consider a
proposition from George Crane and as
sociates, of Spokane, looking to irriga
tion of the now waterless lands. Crane
and associates own water rights in the
Methow River. One million dollars is the
sum estimated to complete an irrigation
ystem for the 10,000 acres. While the de
tails of the plan are not divulged, the
steering committee favored the proposi
tion offered by the Irrigation ditch pro
moters, which is a co-operative basis, the
:and-ownors furnishing the land and
Crane and others the water.
BRINGS BIG . GOLD CARGO
Steamship Spokane Due at Seattle
Monday With $1,510,000.
SEATTLE, June 25. The steamship
Spokane is due in Seattle at 9 o'clock
Monday morning with $1,510,000 In Alaska
Sold In her strong boxes. The Spokane
ff.is reported to the Pacific Coast Steam
ship Company from Wrangel yesterday
ind left thRt port, according to the mes
sage, Wednesday night, southbound.
Of the treasure. Jl. 500. 000 Is consigned
:o the mails. The other $10,000 Is sent
ay express. The treasure comes from
Dawson and Yukon River points and is
the long-expected shipment from that
listrict which has been delayed by the
ate opening of the river.
Portland Bran Must Pay Duty.
f KA.M,isi. u, June l lie cargo
31 wie tsnusn steamsmp .viacMijian uls-
rharged the other day at the China basin
wharf included 17.500 bags of bran from
loniekong. This bran' was originally
(hipped to Hongkong, part from Portland
ind the remainder from Puget Sound.
Captain Generaux Ordered to Make
Attempt to Kaise Vessel.
ASTORIA, Or., June 25. (Special.)
The board of marine underwriters of
San Francisco has rejected all the bids
received a few days ago for floating
the steam schooner Minnie E. Kelton,
which Is sunk and capsized In the Co
lumbia River below Smiths Point.
The board this afternoon authorized
Captain E. C. Generaux. salvor for the
underwriters, to take entire charge of
the salvage of the vessel, and he will
make another attempt to float her.
Captain Gencreaux will leave tomor
row morning, for Portland to secure
additional gear with which to prosecute
the work, and he expects to begin
operations about nfext Monday.
It is understood his plan will be to
place a large barge on each side of the
steamer with spars running from one
to the other. Cables will then be run
under the steamer and fastened to the
barges, which will be filled with water
at low tide, the cables hauled tight,
and as the tide makes, the water will
water will .
rges, thus I
Dies suffl- I
be pumped out of the barge;
placing a strain on the cab
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Victor H. Umber, of Forest Mrs. Limber, Formerly Mlaa Edna
FOREST GROVE, Or., June 25. (Special.) Victor H. Limber, of
this city, and Miss Edna Merrick, of Portland, were married at the Pres
byterian Westminster Church here Wednesday afternoon. Rev. Henry
Marcott officiating. Mr. Limber is a well-known business man here.
After taking a short honeymoon Mr. and Mrs. Limber will come to this
city and occupy a nicely furnished cottage in South Park.
While the bran was on Its way to the
cient to float the sunken craft. The
Kelton Is so water soaked and so much
sand has accumulated in her hold that
even after being floated she will prob
ably have to be supported by barges on
her way to the dry dock.
OLD VESSEL DEATHTRAP
Wreck Off Spanish Coast Causes
Loss of 85 Lives.
CORUNNA, Spain, June 25. Latest
reports show that 85 persons are miss
ing as a result of the sinking of the
steamship Larache. The rescued num
ber 65. The captain sank with his
ship. Most of the passengers on the
Larache were residents of the Argen
tine Republic. The Larache was little
more than an old tub and she proved
a veritable death trap when she struck
on the rocks near Muros. She sank in
a few minutes, leaving the passengers
and crew struggling in the water. The
small boats on the Larache were either
smashed or capsized.
It has been ascertained that the
number of passengers and crew of the
Larache totaled 150. Sixty-five persona
are known to have been saved, but
the fate of the other 85 is not known,
and It Is feared that most of them
PIONEERS HOLD REUNION
Polk County Early Settlers Enjoy
Banquet at Dallas Street Fair.
DALLAS. Or., June 25. (Special.) The
celebration of the annual reunion of the
pioneers of Polk County, held In this city
today, opened the street fair, which will
continue until Saturday night. About 6000
people were In attendance. The address
of the day was delivered Jby Judge Wil
liam Kaiser, of Salem, and at the closing
of the juorning programme the pioneers
who were present, about 100 in number,
were entertained at a banquet given by
the city, in the Woodman Hall. At the
business meeting, held in the afternoon.
Dr. T. V. Bembree, of Dallas, was elected
president of the Polk County Pioneer
Association, to succeed Hon. J. H. Haw
ley, of Monmouth. William Grant, of
Dallas, was elected vice-president and
J. . D. Smith, secretary.
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UKIUTiE OF THE SPOKAISK, PORTLAND & SEATTLE RAILROAD AT VAXCOUVKR, VHICH WAS
Orders Issued for Competition
on Salem Range July
. 20 to 24.
TEAMS FROM MANY CITIES
Interest of National Guard Centers
in Contest Between Third and
Fourth Oregon Infantry
for Governor's Trophy.
Orders for the annual rifle competition
of the Oregon National Guard were issued
yesterday from the headquarters of Ad-
Jutant-Generaw. E. Finzer. The orders
cover all details of the shoot and are of
great Interest to military riflemen all
over the state. Civilian sharpshooters
will likewise take a personal interest in
the competition of this year, for, under
the auspices of the state and National
rifle associations, awards are to be made
for meritorious shooting by civilians.
The 1908 competition will be held at
Salem on the excellent range one mile
from that city. Every company in the
state service will enter a team. These
teams will begin assembling July 15, at
which date the range will be in readi
ness for the preliminary practice season.
The workof remodeling the Salem range
and getting It in complete shape will
be taken up at once. The competition
opens July 20 and continues four days.
AVill Use New Rifle.
Interest In the annual shoot is heigh
tened this year by the fact that the new
service rifle will be used by all partici
pating troops. The new Springfield rifle
has been received differently by expert
riflemen, many averring its inferiority
to the Krag for effective shooting. The
gun has hardly .been subjected to a suf
ficient trial as yet, however, conserva
tive Guardsmen say, and they are await
ing the outcome of the yearly competition
before passing final Judgment. Several
riflemen of repute declare they have
made better scores with the new service
weapon than with the Krag.
The competitive event of widest Inter
est will be the Governor's Trophy match,
for regimental championship. Necessar
ily this match arouses the keenest com
petition between the Third Oregon In
fantry, stationed at Portland. The Dalles,
Baker City, Pendleton. Oregon City,
Woodburn, Salem and Albany, and the
Fourth Oregon Infantry, stationed at Eu
gene, Roseburg, McMinnville, Cottage
Grove, Ashland and other points In
Southern Oregon. Rivalry as to effi
ciency at shooting has long existed be
tween the two Oregon regiments, but
this is the first time there has been a
formal meeting In regular competition.
The Fourth has something of an advan
tage, inasmuch as Southern Oregon has
an excellent range at Roseburg, where
everything may be practiced from a
skirmish run to 1000 yards' slow fire.
The six Portland companies of the Third
Infantry are forced to use an abbreviated
range back of the City Park, where a
skirmish run is an Impossibility and the
only thing in the way of distance firing
is a target at 600 yards.
Rules for Contest.
The competing teams will be made up
of eight men each, to be named by regi
mental commanders from members of
the regiments competing in the State
Trophy match. The distances of fire, as
shown by General Finzer's orders, will
be 200 yards' rapid fire and 800 and 1000
yards' slow fire. Ten shots will be fired
at 200 rapid, and the same at the other
ranges plus two sighting shots. The
team making the highest aggregate total
will receive the Governor's trophy, to be
competed for annually.
Other matches will be the State Tro
phy match, the State Medal match, the
State Individual match and the State
Pistol match. The pistol match is some
thing of an innovation. Entries in that
event are open to commissioned and non
Outside the Governor's Trophy match
the event of greatest Interest will be the
State Individual match. Entries in this
shoot will aggregate close to 200 marks
men, sharpshooters and expert riflemen.
The Individual match will open with a
skirmish run and continue on through
the competition ranges in both slow and
rapid fire. This year's decorations for
that event are an attractive lot. 'mere
will be one gold medal, five silver and
five bronze medals.
Two Events for Civilians.
The matches of the State Rifle Asso
ciation are, outlined In a separate pro
gramme prepared by General Finzer as
president of the Association. There will
be two events, the National Rifle Asso
ciation Trophy match and the National
Marksman's Reserve match. The first is
open to organization members, civilian
or military, and the second to any and
all citizens of the United States between
the ages of 18 and 45. Any rifle and
ammunition may be used and competitors
making an aggregate score of 50 points
at three ranges out of a possible 75 will
receive a lapel button and become en
rolled In the Adjutant-General's office of
the United States Army as a "National
Major Frank C. Baker, state Inspector
of small arms practice, will serve as chief
range officer. He has already gone over
the range at Salem and passed upon its
desirability for competition purposes.
Scores made at Salem will be consid
ered In the selecting of the team which
will represent Oregon this year in the
National Rifle Competition on the south
shore of Lake Erie. Eighteen men will
be sent, and General Finzer intends send
ing an even stronger team than last Sum
mer, when Oregon beat the whole United
"tates, regular Army and all, at 1000
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SALOONS MAKE WEAK CASE
Arguments to Defeat Prohibition Are
Heard in Pendleton Court.
PENDLETON, Or., June 25. (Speoial.)
Evidence in the trial of the permanent In
junction suit prayed for by the attorneys
for the saloon people was taken today be
fore Circuit Judge Bean. Owing to the
absence from the city of County Judge
Gilliland, who is to be called as a witness,
it was not completed today, but will be
Saturday, when the arguments will also
be made and the case submitted to the
Clerk Saling and Sheriff Taylor were
the only witnesses placed on the stand to
day, and they were kept there for sev
eral hours by the cross-examination con
ducted by attorneys for the saloons. An
apparently very weak case was made,
and the saloons are continuing their prep
arations to quit.
EX-CONVICT UNDER ARREST
31an Just Released From Pen Ac
cused of Robbery at Heppner.
HEPPNBR, Or., June 25. (Special.)
Harris G. Ridelng was today taken from
the train at Arlington and Harnier Jory
was later caught at The Dalles, both men
being accused of breaking into a trunk
owned by Joseph Brown, at the O. R. &
N. depot, and taking out articles which
were sold around town. Brown swore out
the warrant today.
Rideing. who was sentenced for two
years from this county for horse stealing,
is just out of the Penitentiary. Jory is
not known here, but is said to belong at
Sunnyside, Wash. All three men recently
came here together from Portland.
Deputy Sheriff Mallory, who was taking
T. G. Earhart to the Penitentiary, arrest
ed the men and turned them over to the
authorities at Arlington and The Dalles.
Xez Perce Builds Own Road.
LEWISTON. Idaho, June 25. (Spe
clal.) Work Is about to begin on the
newly-projected railroad from Nez
Perce to a connection with the new
Grangeville extension of the Northern
Pacific at a point near Vollmer. This
road is being financed by Z. A. Johnson,
a Nez Perce capitalist, and is an inde
pendent line. It is 11 miles long and
will provide Nez Perce, which is the
principal town of the Nez Perce prairie.
with Its first mail connection with the
outside world. The capital necessary for
the construction of the road has been sub
scribed by Nez Perce people.
"Bud" Barnes on Trial Again.
WALLA WALLA, Wash., June 25. The
second trial of "Bud" Barnes, charged
with the murder of Mrs. Anna M.
Aldrlch, was begun this afternoon In the
Superior Court, the Jury having been se
cured Just before noon. Eighteen wit
nesses for the state were put on the
stand this afternoon, and a session to
night lasted until 9 o'clock. The testi
mony introduced varies but little from
that of the previous trial.
Bachelors to Judge Baby Show.
ALBANY. Or.. June 26. (Special.)
Seven well-known Albany bachelors,
prominent in the business and profes
sional circles of the city, have been
chosen as Judges of the big baby show
to be held here July 4, In connection with
the three-day celebration. They are H.
J. Jones. Frank G. Will, F. J. Devine.
Albers Sternberg, E. J. Barrett, Percy R.
Kelly and Gale S. Hill.
Christie Srt'uks to Graduates.
OREGON CITY, Or.. June 25. (Special.)
The commencement exercises of the Mc
Loughlin Institute were held last night
in McT.ouphHn Hall In the prpffnrp of a
SEAMLESS EUROPEAN RUGS
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We canuot speak too highly of this beautiful furni
ture. It is perfect alike in design and finish solid,
substantial, indestructible. The lines are severely
correct, with no meaningless ornament. The wood,
fumed by a special process, has the rich, low-toned
glow of very old furniture. The leather is of the
finest and most durable quality, beautifully finished
and colored. Every piece stands for dignity, sim
plicity and beauty. Our stock of handcraft furniture
is very large, and our prices very reasonable.
J. G. Mack & Go.
Fifth and Stark. '
large crowd of people and Most Rev.
Archbishop Christie delivered the ad
dress to the class. McLoughlin Institute,
which grew out of St. John's Parochial
and High School, has just closed a very
BUY COOS COAL-MINES
Chicago Firm Said to Have Paid
$500,000 for Property.
MARSH FIELD, Or., June 25. (Special.)
According to unofficial advices received
here, Ware & Leland, a big commission
firm of Chicago, have practically con
cluded a deal for the purchase of the
property of the Oregon Coal & Naviga
tion Company. The property includes
large tracts of land In Coos County, the
Lihby coal mine and the steamer M. F.
Plant, which plies between this place and
San Francisco. It is said that the consid
eration was approximately $500,000 and
that the new owners will greatly develop
the coal interests.
Disappears With Ills Money.
ABERDEEN, Wash., June 25. (Spe
cial. ) G. E. Gustafson, owner of a
farm at Summit, who rented his prop
erty and came here to join his family,
has disappeared with a considerable
sum of money. No reason is known
for hl.s Rt-Urtn.
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