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FLAMES LICK UP
; Grain and Hops Burn Also and
' ' Loss at Port Costa Is
HEAT TWISTS S. P. TRACKS
Kive Trains Held on Main Line Till
Fire Is Over Origin Unknown. .
For Over 25 Years California
Grain Shipped From Here. 1
, SAN FRANCISCO, May 31. Two thou
sand feet of the Nevada grain docks, lo-
; cated on tho bay at Port Costa, 30 miles
from here, where for 25 years all the
grain from California for foroitrn nnrta
lias been loaded, were destroyed by firs
I'MiiKin. ine loss is estimated at nearly
Besides the docks. 900 tons of grain,
100 tons of hops and several cars laden
with wheat and lumber were burned.
The origin of the Are ls unknown. The
first alarm was given about 6 o'clock
and within 46 minutes the two Immense
docks, a large warehouse, the big
"grader" and the dock and warehouse
offices were a mass of flames, while great
clouds of black smoke rolled over the
For a time tho big plant of the Asso
ciated Pipe Line Company with thous
ands of gallons of oil stored in its
tanks was in danger and only the most
strenuous efforts saved it.-
So intense became the heat that the
rails of the Southern Pacific Company's
main line, which runs close to the docks
at this point, were twisted and warped
and five passenger trains were held for
several hours before they could pass.
The docks were owned by the Nevada
"Warehouse & Dock Company, of San
Francisco, and were built in 1884. For
a quarter of a century ships have
loaded millions of bushels of grain here
for the markets of the world.
Officials of the company, it is said,
place the loss at between $500,000 and
MUST CHANGE TICKETS
Closing of Heilig Compels Manage
ment to Show Goodwin at Baker.
- Owing to the closing of the Helllg The
" ater, the engagement of Nat C. Good-
win and Edna Goodrich, which was to
" have opened there tonight, will be given
- in the Baker Theater.
Purchasers of tickets for any of the
. Goodwln-Goodrlch performances are re-
, quested to present their tickets at the
.. box office erf the Baker Theater and re--cetve
in exchange Baker Theater tickets.
fThe opening bill for tonight and the spe
cial Thursday matinee will be "The East
r erner." Jomorrow and Thursday ' nights
"The Genius" will be presented.
. "The Burgomaster." the Rose Festival
'attraction, which was booked for the
'Heilig Theater, will be given at the
' Baker, the seat sale for which will be-
gin Friday morning at 10 o'clock at the
Baker Theater box office.
TUG SENT TO QUARANTINE
AYater Tanks of Samson Will Be
ASTORIA, Or., May 31 (Special. )
Under the direction of the City Physl
clnn. Dr. Clara Reames, the tug Samson,
" which an investigation has shown Is a
breeding place for typhoid germs, will
be taken to the Federal quarantine sta
tion tomorrow morning, when Dr. Holt,
the Government quarantine officer, will
-have her tanks cleansed with the proper
The officers of the vessel have also
agreed that in the future no river water
will be pumped into the tanks, and only
water from the mains will be used for
domestic purposes on board the craft.
As soon as. the tug is released from the
rmarnntlne station she will be glveji a
clean bill of health that will permit her
to tie up at the city wharves.
WILL WED CHICAGO GIRL
Engagement of Julius Jacoby, of
Portland, Is Announced.
CHICAGO. May 31. (Special.) Mr and
Mrs. Guettel 4746 Indiana avenue, an
nounce the engagement of their daughter
Elsa t Julius Jacoby. of Portland, Or.
Mr. Jacoby Is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Sol Jacoby. . of 173 North Seventeenth
street. He was educated in the public
schools of this city and has a large circle
of friends here. He has resided In Chi
cago for several yeara and is employed
by a commercial house there.
WILL BE INTERRED HERE
Body of M. If. Meyers, Snow-slide
Victim Has Been Recovered.
The body of Marshall H Meyers who
was killed in a snowslide in Abercromble
Canyon, Alaska, on May 27. has been re.
covered and will be sent to Portland for
Interment. Marshall Meyers was famil
iarly known as "Shorty" Meyers among
his Portland friends. His father and
mother and three brothers . have their
home at 142 East Thirty-fourth street
Tho father and two of the brothers are
employes of the Portland Railway.' Light
& Power Company.
MEMORIAL SALUTE FATAL
Cannon Explodes and Old Soldier
WAPAKO. O.. May 31. By a prema
ture explosion of a cannon. Henry Ma
han. aged 70 years, a former soldier
was killed at St. Marvs today, while
officially opening the Memorial day ob
servance. ZEPHYR DEAD ARE NOW 39
Injured Persons Being Cared For In
TEMPLE. Tex., May 31.,-More than a
soore of persons Injured tn the tornado
t Zephyr and who were brought here
today are being cared for in the Santa
Fe HOSDital. onnt-ta -at T 1 . i
state that up to daylight 39 bodies had
been recovered from the ruins.
FOURTEEN KXOWX TO BE DEAD
Communication Resumed With
Stricken Oklahoma District.
GUTHRIE, Okla., May 31. When
communication was resumed today
with the stricken area of Saturday's
tornado it was learned the following
persons had lost their lives:
Near Paden. Okla., Mrs. W. T. Allee
and Infant daughter; Alice, aged 11
years, and Bertha, aged 5.
Near Sparks, H. Reeves, L. Allen.
Near Arlington, eight unidentified ne
groes. ZEPHYR IX XEED OF . COFFINS
Not Enough in Stricken Town to
Bury Dead. '
EROWNWOOD, Tex.. May 3T. Late re
ports from Zephyr today, where 30 or
40 persons were killed by a tornado,
state there are not enough coffins In the
town to bury the dead. The relief fund
has reached $25,000.
WOMEN STEAL FLOWERS
OLD MAN CRIES WHEN HE
LEARNS OF HIS LOSS.
Trainmen Take Cp Collection and
Graves of Loved Ones Are Deco
rated Despite Theft.
SPOKANE, Wash., May 31. (Special.)
Four women, residents of Pullman
today outdid the petty thieves who
steal pennies from dead children's eyes,
when George Hillies, the aged pioneer
driver of the Hotel Colfax bus, fa
miliarly known as "Dad," was en route
to Moscow laden with four boxes of
flowers gathered from the garden spots
of his friends in the Palouse country,'
on his way to the graves of his wife
and two daughters on Memorial day.
His heart, as light as his load of
years and grief, caused by memories of
his departed loved ones, whose deaths
left him without a relative, would al
low, the old man boarded the O. R. &
N. train at Colfax with his precious
burden and when the train pulled from
the station he deposited the posies on
a hatrack and crowded his way to the
baggage coach to chat with the train
men, all of whom have been his friends
Nearinsr Mosonw uniiAa n . . i -
- a - " "'I'iru uauK
to the coach for his flowers, but found
them all gone but a few sprigs of
lilacs. He was unable to control his
Grrief and blirst Intn tnorci r .
the train told of the theft. Trainmen
uiaue up a collection Tor him and
GenrcrA Halo ni.An.4n- . t - .
C , A" w . 1 . . l ' 1 y, L Lilt? IIOIBI
Moscow, wired to Spokane for a fresh
The graves of Hillies" loved ones were
decorated as usual on Memorial day.
The theft has been reported to railway
NEW PASTOR FROM EAST
Rev. Frank D. Flndley Comes to
Portland From Seattle.
SEATTLE Wash KT.v -1 'o -1 x
Rev. Frank D. Flndley,- who Is go
ing to the First United Presbyterian
Church of Portland, is the son of Rev.
W. A. Flndley, a retired United Presby
terian minister. Although his parents
were Ohloans. he was born at Alle
gheny, pa., 38 years ago. He gradu
ated from the Allegheny United Pres
byterian Seminary and was given his
first charge at Mansfield, Ohio. ' Later
Yie nrunt . . 11. . . . . .
.. , ciiovnie, in cjascern tlilo,
and about a year ago came to the Third
i'ujiciian unurcn or Seattle.
I r. i- T. ' i . 1 1 1 . . ,
- - - - 1 ....... j to umi nea ana nas two
Children. He was raised from baby-
..i. ns a. unnea fresby terlan, his
' A - '
Rev. Frank D. Flndley, Seattle
Pastor, Who Accepts Port
father having-been in charge of some
of the leading United Presbyterian
churohes of -Ohio and Pennsylvania,
He is a deep student of ;the Bible and
on able orator, according to members
of his congregation, and pastors as
sociated with him in the work. Rev
Mr. Findley's father and mother both
live in Seattle and he resided with
them for a time.
SEA YIELDS STRANGE FISH
Specimen Caught Off Cannon Beach
Puzzles Fish Experts.
ASTORIA. Or.. May 3L (Special:)
While .fishing a few days ago with- a hook
and line in the surf near Haystack Rock
on Cannon Beach, W. E. and Mark War
ren caught a strange fish that -no one
who has seen it. has been able to name!
The fish was long and Blim, being about
54 feet in length, and covered with scales
that were dotted with frequent bright
spots. The head was exceptionally large
with bulging eyes, and the big mouth
contained a number of long, sharp teeth
that resembled the blades of a small
knife. The head Is being preserved, and
Mr. Warren will send it to the) Smithson
Cottage Grove Defeats Varsity.
cOTTAGE GROVE. Or., May 31
(Special.) The University of Oregon
baseball team was defeated here to
day by the Nesmith team by a score
of 8 to 2. From start to -finish the
visitors were unable to cope with the
locals and were repeatedly fanned by
Pitcher Baker, who is conceded to be
one of the best pitchers of the Coast.
iROAD WILL BRING
MORE GRAIN HERE
Northern Pacific Organizes
Connell & Northern as
TAP : BIG . BEND COUNTRY
Will Give Direct Water-Grade Haul
From Wheat District Direct to
Portland Line to Run From
Connell North to Adrian.
SEATTLE, Wash., May 31. (Special.)
One of the first' steps toward connecting
the water-level-haul tf the North Bank
line with the Great Northern and North
ern Pacific and carrying the wheat of
the Big Bend country to Portland was
taken today, when the Northern Pacific
organized a. subsidiary company, the
Connell & Northern Railway.
This road is to be constructed by the
Northern Pacific from Connell. on the
Northern Pacific, in Eastern Washing
ton, to Adrian, on the Great Northern, a
station where the Northern Pacific un
der the guise of the Washington Central,
connects with the Great Northern. The
latter road was built from Cheney to
Coulee many years ago and taps one of
the best wheat belts In the state. At
present the wheat is turned over to the
Great Norhern at Adrian for Seattle de
livery or carried back to Cheney, a con
siderable distance, for Portland delivery.
Irrigation Lands Opened.
The new road will tap the country on
the east side of Moses Lake and open
fully 100,000 acres for irrigation. The
right- of way has already been secured
and the construction of the line will be
gin at- once. Railroad officials say as
fast as -the grade lg made from Adrian
and north from Connell, the track will
be . laid, .and before, the wheat crop of
next year is harvested it will be finding
a way to the Coast over this line. .
The new line passes through a rich
country so far as possibilities from irri
gation are concerned, and a big company
is being formed in Chicago to use the
water from Moses Lake. Rails taken
from the main line in great quantities
during the past season will suffice for
the branch line, which will have no very
heavy traffic except at certain seasons,
of the year, and rolling stock is plentful
The great wheat crops of the Big Bend
will roll southward to Portland direct
over the new line, instead of being dou
bled back on the Washington Central to
Link In North and South "Line.
With the construction of the Connell
& Northern Railway begins the start of
a cross-country line, in the central part
of the state which eventually will by the
building of a few short lines, make a
complete connection between the south
ern limit of the state and the Canadian
In building the new line the Northern
Pacific will have three outlets out of
Spokane to the Columbia River, the main
line. North Bank and Connell & North
ern, through its connection with the
NEW GRADE MAY BE SECURED
Portland-Tacoma Route Is Likely to
Avoid Heavy Climb.
CHEHALIS. Wash., May 31. The an
nouncement of the change in the plans
tn three transcontinental railroads,
whereby the Union Pacific and Great
Northern will operate between Portland
and Puget Sound over a double track
system to be built by the Northern
Pacific, has revived discussion here of
the possible abandonment of the Ne
waukum Hill route south of this city.
This would mean the construction of
1 tn?!rely new line of road between
Chehalis and Winlock and would leave
Napavlne on the old main line of the
The distance frnm r-hBi.nit-
. x...c.a,i Lu win-
lock by the main line is approximately
14 miles and the distance by way of
Stearns Creek Valley, which would
be the new route, is about the same.
The advantage to be gained by using
tlie latter route would be in the matter
8rISde- The Newaukum hill between
old Newaukum station and Napavine
is the most serious Brade with which
the Northern Pacific ' has to contend
on its main line between Portland and
Tacoma. The Newaukum hill grade Is
1.2 per cent and any train of more
than very ordinary weight requires the
hill 68 helper to et over that
.TaST-to. avoId th,s heavy charge
that the Union Pacific engineers in lo
cating the line of the Oregon & Wash
ington sought out another route where
the grades would be easier, and found
it by way of Stearns Creek. Here the
heaviest grade is .6 per cent, and the
heaviest grade between Chehalis and
South Tacoma on the O. & W. is said
to be .4 per cent. The Hill interests
appreciate the value of the Stearns
CreefiT route fully, for they have a sur
If,y UP that valley paralleling the route
selected by the O. & W. engineers
Incidental to the double track agree
the thre oompanles, the O.
hls weelt ha its condemnation
suit here against the Somervllles for
right of way between Chehalis and
Centralia dismissed in the Superior
Court and their options on local realty
holdings have been allowed to lapse
However, the O. & W. has already spent
thousands of dollars in Chehalis for
right of way, having purchased some
of the best business property in the
city on the east side of the Northern
Pacific and paralleling the latter route
through the town. The total amount
thus Invested is estimated at about
lo0.000 in Chehalis alone.
Apollo Club Pleases in
- BT JOSEPH M. QTJENTIN.
IT seemed as if fortune conspired yes
I terday to do all it could to place as
many obstacles as possible in the way of
the Apollo Club, Portland's male voice
chorus, giving its second and closing
concert for the season of 1908-09.
The club members "understood that the
concert was to take place at the Heilig
Theater, and crowds, including many in
evening dress, wended their steps to the
Heilig, only to find a tall policeman
standing at the outer door, giving the in
formation that the building had been
condemned and that the concert would
take place at the Bs-ker Theater. Hurry
ing singers heard the eame tale, and in
dividuals with nerves were indignant
The quality of voices in the A.pollo
Club Is decidedly good that is, when
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these voices could be heard and when
the orchestra- wasn't playing. The voice
quality was better than at the opening
concert. The most, artistic number of
the programme was Arthur F-oote's "The
Farewell of Hiawatha" and Paul Wessin
ger sang the baritone solo with beautiful
tone quality and fine phrasing.
The soloist of the occasion was Miss
Elizabeth Harwas, soprano, who was
heard in one selection, an aria i from
Verdi's "Aida," and she scored 'a big
success. If I were a professional teacher
of music I should very naturally (for we
are all human) measure Miss Harwas
against my own pupils, but seeing that
I do not teach music and am only music
critic on a newspaper, I am unbiased.
There was great curiosity to. hear Miss
Harwas sing, because of her recent ex
perience as a professional in Italian
opera, and she did not disappoint. She
is a born singer, Just as others are born
with special gifts one to make money
and others to succeed In law or medicine
Miss Harwas has that one divine gift
wiimn no leacner can give her a natural
singing voice, and this has been culti
vated by study. She sang last night to
high B flat and aroused her audience to
enthtusiasm by the musical treat she
gave. She used Italian words exclusively
sang from memory, and both looked like
a cultivated singer and tang like one.
She is one of the new American solo
singers, and the pity of it is that she
cannot make this city her home. She
will soon be again called away to the
big ,world of music, in Europe. It's
where she ought to go. This town is only
a pleasant rest for her. Miss Harwas de
served the encore she got and repeated
a part of the aria.
The audience gave both chorus aid
soloists a kind reception. William H.
Boyer was efficient as conductor and de
serves great credit for the hard work he
has done to bring the Apollos to such
Wilson to Join Irish-Americans.
NEW YORK. May 31.-H. A. Wilson.'
English amateur champion mile runner.
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