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- - - TIIE 3I0KXING OREGOXIAX, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1909.
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suMtN u its
Levee Bursts and Water Over
flows Tehama, Cutting "
. Gap. in Railroad.
PASSENGER TRAINS STOP
K trtVlt-'JFgft JDeep J n 7 -Teha ma
and Krerj House Flooded S 1 1 d es
Block Koad and Traffic
"With Oregon Ceases.
REtDIN'G, CaV Feb. 3. Tfia flood
burden ir shifted today from Shasta
County" to Tehama County. ' The crest
of the wave reached Red Bluff at noon,
when the river stood at 30 feet six
Inches, more than two feet higher than
ever before. -
The levee north of the town of Te
hama broke and water ran six feet
deep through the main street and was
Jfi Inches deep In the railroad depot.
tery house' In the town was flooded
and "occupants fTed to higher ground.
A mile of Southern Paolflo track at
Tehama was washed away.
Division Superintendent Sherman, on
a special train, left Red Bluff at 4
o"clock to relieve the people of Tehama
as far as possible. The river has been
falling at Tehama since noon and the
worst Is over.
No trains have passed through Sac
ramento canyon today. Four land
slides this side of Delta broke the way
and they cannot be cleared before to
morrow evening. Four southbound
passenger trains are held at Dunsmulr.
Northbound passenger trains can no
longer come to Red Bluff, owing to
the missing mile of track at Tehama.
RIVER IS CIUIfGIXO COCRSE
Sacramento, Breaking Height Rec
ord, Seeks w Channel.
RED BLUFF, Cal., Feb. 3. The Sacra
mento River, swollen by the rains of this
week, has reached the SO feet. 6 Inches
mark, two feet higher than ever before
since a record has been kept, and It Is
still rising. The stream which now is cut-'-tlng
out a new channel east of thin town,
has carried away over jrs.000 worth of
lumber and uprooted sycamore trees two
feet In diameter. The large warehouses
at the steamboat landing have been an
chored to the shore by ropes.
-' The East apprpach to the Southern Pa
"cifle bridge across the Sacramento River
"atrehama haa been carried away, imped
ing railroad traffic between San Francisco
and Oregon. The Dribble Creek bridge,
' just north of Red Bluff, Is In great dan
ger and may be swept away.
ISLAND FORTS ARE NAMED
Many Famous Officers Honored
r WASHINGTON. Feb. 3. Brevet Briga--dlrr-General
Rene E. de Russy. IT. 8. A.,
' who served with distinction during the
-AVar of 1812 and the Civil War, has been
, honored by Slaving the military reserva
tio at Kalal. Island of Oahu. Hawaii,
-named Fort De Russy. The military res-
ervation at Kapahuli. island of Oahu. has
- been named Fort Ruger, In honor of Ma-rJor-General
Thomas H. Ruger. U. S. A..
- who served with distinction In the Civil
. In honor of Brevet Major-General Em
ory Upton, L a A., the military reserva
tion at Queen Emma Point, Island of
Oahu. Hawaii, has been iiamed for Upton.
Brigadier-General Rnval T. iArank. U. S.
A., has been honored by having the mili
tary reservation on Carabao Island. Phil
ippine Islands, named Fort Arank.
' Batteries at various reservations have
been named In honor of Brigadier-General
Gustavus A. De Russy. U. S. V.: Colonel
Leverett H. Walker. U. S. A.; Major Ben
jamin H. Randolph. U. S. A.: Major
'Frank A. Harlow, U. 8. A.: Colonel John
E. Greer. U. a A.; Captain William F.
Croaton, U. S. A., and Captain Edgar F.
Koehler, IT. a A.
FINAL VOTE ON TRACKS
Valker-OUs Antl-Kacing Bill Is Ex
pec ted to Pass.
o' SACRAMENTO. Cal.. Feb. 3. The final
vote on the Walker-Otis anti-race bill
will be taken In the Senate tomorrow
morning, having been made a special or
der by that body. Consideration of the
.'measure was to have been taken today
with a view of finally disposing of it. but
Senator Walker, who Introduced the bill,
agreed to wait another 24 hours.
; The opponents of the bill will continue
tiv -fight its passage to the end. but It is
conceded on ;all aides that their efforts
-will- be fruitless, and that the bill will
pass by. a vote, of at .least four to one.
Either. Senators Wolfe or Leavltt will
probably then move for te reconsidera
tions "but" beyond possibly delaying the
ultimate passage of tbe measure for a
day or two. such a course will not, it Is
beileved, prevent the bill from going to
he Governor for his signature.
FALL FROM WAGON FATAL
Klamath Falls' Man; Dragged to
Death "Coder Load of "Wood.
KLAMATH FALLS. Or.. Feb. 3. (Spe
cial.) At 2,:20 this afternoon, while haul
ing a load of wood on. iligh-street, Ernest
Foule was thrown from his wagon, falling
on the tongue, then under the wagon,
irhe lines cailSht around his neck and he
was-drscg'jr-several hundred feet, 'sus
taining TinleroM Injuries from which he
"died at 4 P. M. without fully recovering
Mr. Souie was a prominent citizen and
an old resident of this section. He leaves
a wife and one child.
CONDENSED NEWS BY WIRE
Burlington. X. J. Marian Woolman.
-daughter of Gcorsjs Woolman, who died
Jiving- her a fortune estimated at K0O.000,
i now the Trl1 of Samuel A. Hewitt, a
jjaptaln In the BalvaUoa Army.
Nw Tork. Ptssfnrera In the Pennsyl
vania Railroad station at Jersey City were
siorrlned Tuesday night to a the head of
man lodged on the cowcatcher of a. loco
jnotlve as It drew Into the dpot. ' -It de--etnped
that the victim was W. Leber,
xnrieral foreman ot a grain company, who
Jiad been atruck at Rahway, N. J., early In
San Diego; Cal. In accordance with muA
Jn orders received from Washington, the
watlr torpedo fleet, which has been in local
jwaterS'tha last several weeks, sailed Wed
nesday for Mare Island Navy-Yard. These
orders are In direct contradiction to those
xaoaivwd a few days ago, which provided tor
a practice cruise as far north as Port Har
ford. The cruiser Albany also sailed.
New Bedford. Mass. Although she Ilea a
the bottom of the Atlantic. In the open sea.
at a d-plh estimated from JH to 60 fathoms,
attempts may be made a an experiment, to
nln the White Htar liner Itepublic. W . W.
Wllherapoon. of the John Arbucklo w reck
ing -ompany..,who had charge ot the work
of raising the -cruiser Yankee, is n"W figur
ing on the probable damage to the KJpubllc.
Pittsburg. Cutting her third set of teeth
at the age of T years and complica
tions produced by it. are assigned as the
cauae of the death of Mra. Thrrvse Suckflel.
at McKeeeport. Ten grandchildren and 13
great grandchildren are among her descend
ants, and several of the latter were teething
simultaneously with their great-grandmother.
Xew Tork. A quarterly dividend of m
per cent and an extra dividend of 5 per cent
on Its common stock waa declared Wednea
day by the American Tobacco Company.
El Paso; T-x. The Ariaona Territorial
Council Tuesday afternoon passed a bill
alrendv adopted by the Houae. abolishing
the Arizona Hangers. The measure now goes
to tho Governor, who. it la said, will veto
It. The bill is a Democratic measure. The
Democrats charge that the Republicans use
the Rangers for political purposes.
Washington. An appropriation of 13000
Is sought by the Department of Commerce
and Labor for repairing Government build
ings on the fur seal Islands, St. Paul and St.
New York. As the result of an Investi
gation Inaugurated by William H. Edwards,
Street Cleaning Commlsaionor. eight em
ployes of that department and the foreman
of a private contractor were arraigned Wed
nesday on charges of grand larceny by the
use of fraudulent tickets. These tickets were
Iseued to drivers of snow wagons, and at
test to their removal of wagon-loada ot
anow from the streets. It la estimated
that the frauds would have coat the city
150.000 if the Street cleaning commissioner
had not detected them.
PEOPLE WIN IN ELECTION
RADICAL REFORMS CARRY AT
Municipal Ownership, Consolidation
of Cities and Harbor Ide
All Win Out..
LOS AXGELES, Feb. . The reform
element of Los Angeles won a substan
tial victory as a result of yesterday's
election. In the adoption by popular vote
ot a large number of Important amend
ments to the city charter, and the defeat
of one or two others which they opposed.
The following propositions were adopted:
Enabling the city to acquire and oper
ate all public utilities, and prohibiting
the sale of a public utility owned by the
city except by a two-thirds vote of the
people; elections of all city Councllmen
at large: providing for consolidation of
Los Angeles and adjoining cities under
the borough form of government, and
enabling the city to take important steps
In the control and maintenance of a har
bor. All propositions for raises in salaries
for city officers were overwhelmingly
voted down. The proposed amendment
to extend the limit of the life of public
franchises to be granted from 21 to 35
years was also badly defeated. .
BUCHANAN STILL HOPEFUL
American Commissioner Believe
Venezuelan Afflar May Be Settled.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 8. A dispatch
came to the State Department today from
Caracas from American Special Commis
sioner Buchanan. It was said that the
condition of affairs does not present a
situation Indicating any serious hind
rance In reaching an agreement between
the United States and Veneiuela. ,
Germany Signs Treaty. .
CARACAS. Jan. 31. via Wlllemstad,
Feb. S. Baron von Seckendorff. the Ger
man Minister of Venezuela, and Foreign
M lifts ter Guinan signed, on January 26,
a treaty of friendship, commerce and
navigation between the two governments.'
This agreement contains a most favored
nation clause for Germany, and Its con
clusion Is an outcome of ten years' of
FOOTBALL OF MAGNATES
Kohlsaat Begins Hearing in Chicago
CHICAGO, Feb. . Charging fraud
against the Chicago & -Alton, the Balti
more & Ohio and Messrs. Gould, Hani-
man and Stillman, the intervening pe
tition of minority stockholders of the
Chicago Terminal Transfer Company
came up for hearing before Judge Kohl
saat in the United States Circuit Court
It ia alleged that in 1905 the terminal
company mortgaged Its property, Includ
ing a lease by the Baltimore & Ohio, for
Jlo.OCO.OOO at 6 per cent, to form a new'
company to build a line from Chicago to
St. Louis. It is asserted that Mr. Gould
and his associates, fearing competition
against the Alton, secured control of hte
stock of the new company and so manip
ulated Its affairs that it could not. pay
Interest on the mortgage. Then the Bal
timore & Ohio, two years ago. filed a
motion to foreclose the mortgage.
DEADLOCK STILL UNBROKEN
Twenty-sixth Ballot In Illinois and
SPRINGFIELD, 111.. Feb. 3.-The 26th
Joint ballot for United States Senator
taken today ' was without - result. It
showed a gain of two votes, one in -the
Senate and one In the House for Senator
Hopkins. On the Democratic side 10
Representatives voted for Carter H. Har
rison, or Chicago. The vote stood: Hop
kins, 75; Foss, 19; Stringer, 65; Shurtleff,
16; Mason, S: MeKinley. 1; Lowden, 1;
Calhoua. 2;. Harrison, 10; Sherman, 1
Stephenson Shy Four Voles.
MADISON, Wis., Feb. S. United States
Senator Stephenson received but 61 votes
in Joint assembly today, lacking four of
re-election. There " were four members
absent, two from each house. . '
Famous Athlete In Portland.
Captain DuncanC. Ross, aged 68 years,
but does not look it, who was once the.
world's champion all-around athlete, -arrived
in Portland yesterday.- Ross earned
the title of Captain iff the United States
Army, and also claims the championship
at wrestling .Irish style. During his stay
In Portland Ross will meet many of his
old friends, among whom 'are Alex Smith,
Joe Acton. John S. Barnes, and 'Patsy
Water Drives Ont Families.
ASTORIA. Or,. Feb. 3. (Special.) Be
cause of the breaks in the dikes caused
by the big ddes and) gales soma weeks
ago have not been repaired, a, tract in
the vicinity of Warrenton was flooded at
high watet1 both yesterday and today. In
some Instances people residing on the
lowlands were compelled to use boats in
going to and from their residences.
TO CCRB A COLD IX OXE DAT
Take LAXATIVE BKOMO Quinine Tablets.
Druggists refund money if it falls to eure.
B. W. GKQVS'S signature Is on each box. 25c
LADLES' HOME . JOURNAL
STYLE BOOKS A second
shipment at the pattern counter,
20c pattern free.
Exclusive Portland Apents for
ROYAL WORCESTER COR
SETS 150 models A style for
any normal fig-iire.
Tr tr y 17 f - TJ siW
Week or me (U
emainMake the Most of Them
Supplies we Kitchen
JtSSA sale on small things needed every
day around tne moaeru iukiicu, au
ffmuon prices that spell big savings. Only
standard grades or mercnanuise u-
ried; therefore, see that you profit by
tnese clearance swe Bcnis.
Cake Turners,- Clearance Sale price.3
Asbestos Stove Mats, Clearance. . .4?"
Stove Lifters, Clearance Sale price 5
Can Openers, sp 1 Clearance &ate o?
" Fruit Presses, splendid values, at special 25
Coat Hooks, worth 10c the dozen, Clearance 7
Wire Strainers, worth 5c each, at the special 3?
Potato Mashers, regularly 3c each, at only 2?
Special Clearance Sale prices on Granite Iron
Ware, including Rice Boilers, Covered Buckets,
Berlin Kettles, Sauce Pans, Coffee Pots, Bread
oday Is Housekeepers
Bargains in Chinaware
Extra low prices for the Clearance Sale on Decorated Dinner
Sets of Austrian or French China ; odd lines of Decorated Havi
land China ; Plates Cups, 'Saucers, Creamers and Sugars, Tea
and Chocolate Pots, Salad and Berry Bowls, Celery and Spoon
Trays, Olives, Fruit Saucers, odd tine dishes; almost every
thing for the table, at tremendous saving in price. Special
bargains on Gas and Electric Heading Lamps and Shades.
In Linen Land
Remarkably low prices on
Floor Coverings of the sort
that the most fastidious of
home furnishers prefer
India Linon 12lc
Eighty pieces of fine India
Linon, 40 inches wide, splen
did 20c quality, IQlp
Thursday, yard L2i
Long Cloth, regular 12c
the yard; special to- Qp
day at, onljr d U
f Flannel at $1.29
Silk Embroidered Flannel, best
grade and all wool, regular
$1.50 and $1.75 grade, CI OQ
special today, yard v)li-u
Hemstitched Pillow Cases
Made from best quality IQp
sheeting, 25c value, only. I UU
gems of clever color blend
ing and artistic weaving.
Reg. $25.00 values. .$21.00
Reg. $30.00 values. .$25.00
Reg. $33.00 values. .$27.50
Reg. $35.00 values.. $29.50
Re. $37.50 values. .$31.00
Reg. $40.00 values.. $33.75
Reg. $45.00 values. .$37.50
Reg. $55.00 values. '.$46.00
OTHERS AT CORRESPONDING
16-button lepgth, come in
black or white only. A
regular $3.50 glove, but
the price for t.o-Q4 QQ
day's selling is..uliu0
Just six days more and your oppor.
tunity to buy our grades of linen at
Clearance Sale prices is over. Be
on hand promptly and take advan
tage of this opportunity for saving.
Scotch Loom Table Damask Noth
ing better for hard wear, good TO
width, fine finish, reg. S5e. '. Zu
Full Bleached Satin Damask-
heavy; worth $1.50 the
yard; special at only
Richardson 's Fine Double
Damask Our best $1.85. qual
ity; Clearance Sale CM CO
price only, per yard.OliuO
Damask Table Sets With the
cloth 2x2 yards, 2x3 yards,
2y2x2V2 yards, or 2y2x3 j'ards,
one dozen napkins to match.
$12.50 values, only.. $11.00
$14.00 values, only.. $12.30
$14.50 values, only. .$12.75
$16.00 values, only.. $14.00
Bath Towels Bleached or un
bleached ; regular 15e 1 0 1 n
quality, at the special.. IZ2u
25c grade, Clearance. .. .19
30c quality, special, each 25
500 Dozen Huck Towels
Heavy weight German linen,
damask border; regular 1 Pp
25c value, for low price. I Oil
800 Pieces Sheer India Linon
40-in. width; 20o
grade, at only.
Marseilles Bedspreads Extra
large, with handsome
raised patterns, sp '
Crochet Bedspreads Full size,
regular $1.75 quality; PI Mtt
low price of, each only.O 1 140
Regular $1.25 .grade at $1.05
White French Batiste Soft,
sheer quality, 40 inches
wide, special, yard......
Ironing Wax fir 5c
Makes ironing easy, good sized
cakes on sticks, fine for polish
ing linens, etc; on sale at C
three sticks, at low price.. wu
Darning Cotton Large sized
balls, in black only; today Cn
selling at low price, 2 fonub
60-in. Tape Measures, num
bered both sides, sp'1..4
French goods, sheer and
whie, 40 inches wide,
at special, per yard
SALE IN THE- SUIT SALON
Suits at Half Price Coats worth to $30 at $9.98 All Costumes reduced One-Fourth.
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All Street Coats reduced One-Half All Children's Coats at Half Price All Bath Robes
aVHalf Price These are a few of the great bargains offered. Everything in the SUIT
DEPARTMENT IS REDUCED IN PRICE FOR THE GREAT CLEARANCE SALE
Libbey Crystal Cut Glass
LJJf D ' For many articles in this splen
nCLLT A VlCe did ware; very dainty and deli
cate in design and cutting; a large assortment. Read
the list carefully and take "advantage of these bargains.
Water Tumblers Regularly
Sherbet Cups Regularly
worth $16.50 the set; Ott nr
at the special, only. . .v)0iZu
Finger Bowls Regularly
$23.40 for six, at the P1 1 7fl
special price, only. 0 I I I U
Finger Bowl Plates Regular
ly $23.40 for sjx; at P1 1 "Trt
the special low' price. V I 1 1 1 U
5-in. " Berry ' Dishes Worth
$19.50 the set, at the PQ "7C
special low "price, set. Owl I u
Berry Bowls Regularly worth
$14.50 each, at the
special Thursday of,
$18.00 for six; at the PQ fin
special low p(rice, only.O uiUU
Water Pitchers Regularly
$18.00 value, at the PQ flft
low -price, each, only.OuiUU
Whisky Tumblers Regularly
$13.50 for set of six;
Thursday at, only
Whisky ; Jugs $16.00 00 flft
values, at low price of.OOiUU
Wine Glass es-Six in PQ Cfl
set, $19 val., Thursday.O JiuU
Wine Decanters $14
values, for only.
Washing Ammonia, large
pint bottles, household
ammonia, 15c value, Qp
for low price of only. .Ob
1-lb. Can Gibson's Soap
Powder 10c val- 7p
ue, for low price of . . I u
; Toilet Paper, 16-oz. Q p
rolls, 13c value for...Uu
10c bottle Mucilage at 7$.
100 Paper Napkins for 4
Of Every Sort
Covered enamel Roasters, 12
in. size, special price for Afn
Thursday only, each Hull
Granite Iron Kettles 3-quart
size, at the special low IQn
price, each, only IwU
Granite Iron Muffin Pans 9
hole size, at the special QCn
low price for Thursday. Ouu
Whisk Brooms, extra fine 30
Table Mats, 6 in set, for 15
Gray Enamel Dish Pans 10-qt.
size, at the special- low flf
price, each, only ZUL
Gray Enamel Milk Pans 6-qt.
size, at the special low ICn
price of, each, only...... luu
Kettle Knobs, the dozen.. 10
Vegetable Brushes, special 3
Brass Cup Hooks, dozen 10
Can Openers, each, only...32
Wire Sink Strainers, each 20
Heavy brass body 'nick-el-plated,
bathroom fixtures offered at Clearance Sale Prices.
For the Bathroom
16-in. nickel Towel Bars 28t
20-in. nickel. Towel Bars 35
, Two-arm Towel Racks at 55
.Three-arm Towel Racks 757
GILLNETTERS MAKE FIGHT
DISSATISFIED WITH . INTER
Permanent Equalization Board to
' Even County Valuations Ia
..!-' to Be Created. " '.'
SALEM, Or., Feb. 3. (Special.) Dis
satisfied with the Interstate agreement
as to salmon fishing: on ftie Columbia
River, glllnetters of- Astoria are fight
ins the bill for concurrent legislation
of Oregon and Washington. They say
that repeal of Oregon's ban on purse
seines still operates against the inter
ests of Oregon and in favor of Wash
ington. They contend that repeal of
Oregons Initiative - ban on wheels
should not ge through the Oregon Leg
islature. Clackamas and Willamette River
fisheries want Clackamas River kept
open for fishing and demand that fish
ing In the Willamette River be permit
ted two weeks earlier than the Inter
state opening on the Columbia, May 1.
Astoria glllnetters are represented in
the Capitol by H. M. Lorntsen and Ole
J. Settem, who are working hard in
the House, although not yet with much
visible success. . .
A permanent equalization board to
eVn up county valuations for state
taxation will be created by this Leg
islature. Binghrfln, chairman of the
Senate committee on taxation, will pre
sent for that purpose the bill of the
late Tax Commission, creating a board
of assessment and taxation of public
service corporationfr'on capitalized net
earnings, enator Bingham Jias added
to the duties of the board that of equal
izing conuty valuations.
This bill was defeatedctwo years ago
by a powerful corporation lobby, and
some members of that lobby are again
in the apitol. The bill has been intro
duced by Representative Bean of Lane.
TWO-CENT LAW IS PASSED
Federal Court Expected to Veto
South Dakota Action.
PIERRE.S. D., Feb. 3. The two-cent
rate bill, as an emergency measure go
ing Into effect at once, was signed by
Governor Vessay today. It is reported
that the United States Court will issue
an Injunction against clerks of courts in
every county of the state in which the
railroads operate, to prevent putting the
law Into effect.
STOCK SWINDLE UP AGAIN
ALLEGED ' OPERATOR ARRESTED
. AT MOSCOW. ,
Charged With Obtaining Caeh.Com
- missions . for -fiale of Animals
Under False Pretenses. ; . .
COLFAX, Wash., Feb. 3. (Speclal.P
Excltement runs high again in Whitman
County among the stockmen who allege
they were swindled in the conspiracy
whereby stockmen of Eastern Washing
ton and Oregon were induced by W. R.
Clemens to sell their stock to George
Sheldon, Major Forrest, George Kimb and
J. M. Lamb, whose credit was forfeited.
They allege Clemens demanded cash com
missions for sales made.
Clemens was arraigned in Superior
Court today, charged with obtaining
under false pretenses. He pleaded not
guilty. Trial was set for Marach 10. Cash
bonds for J1500 were given Sheriff Carter
for his appearance in court today. This
bond was continued arid garnisheed by J.
O. Gillian, of Garfield; A., 1. Miller, of
Oakesdaie, and William Chamberlain, of
Colfax. The writ of garnishment was
served by Coroner L. L. Bruning on
Sheriff Carter today. .
Stockmen who allege Clemens is to
blame for their loss are reaching Colfax
from various places, all being ready to
file compjaints against ihim. The plan of
operation explained by the stockmen is
that Clemens would, offer to .sell their
stallions or jacks at -a fancy price, but
demanded cash commissions and repre
sented the quartet of buyers to be worth
J300.000. The stock was taken Into Idaho.
Several carloads were replevinedwenroute
from Lewiston to Boise. M. C. Gray, of
Pullman, who brought- the first suit
against Clemens, paid $500 cash commis
sions. Several , others paid higher
amounts, which ranged from $500 to JSOO.
IS CLOSING OUT ITS EN
TIRE STOCK OF TAILOR
MADE CLOTHES. EVERY
THING GOES AT THE COST
' OF MATERIAL, PLUS THE
LABOR OF THE TAILORS.
GET MEASURED TODAY.
CORNER SEVENTH AND STARK
DEATH RECORD OF DAY
Montana Pioneer Frels'liter.
HELENA, Mont., Feb. 3. Matthew
Carroll, one of Montana's early pioneers,
died here today of senile decay, aged 72.
He enpaged In the mercantile business at
Fort Benton in 1S59, and was the heaviest
stoekhaftler in the Diamond K. Freight
ing Company, which, prior to the advent
of the railroads had a monopoly of th
The foremost pi,
st clans and ocullti.3
of London, Parlfl,
Vienna and Berlin
declare the Thomp
son method of Bl-ht
testing the greatest
discovery made In
Optometry In the
One charge covers
the entire cost vf
Nine years In Port
land, two years in
leading hospitals and
eye clinics of Europe.
Second Floor Corbett Bldff.. .FltU an