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PORTLAND. OREGON, StTNDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 20, 1904.
PRICE FIVE CEST9.
EGRET IS flUT
Exacjt FMse Known
TUNNEL 18 IK BAD STATE
rfFynp.rts' Rp.nnrt Shows More
Defects Than Suspected,
-WATER BREAKS THROUGH TOP
Summary of Written Statements Pre-
.sentedCio Star Chamber Session
4Shows Charges Against Tan
ner Sewer Substantiated.
WHAT TIIE EXPERTS POUND IN
THE TANNER-CBEEK SEWEB.
That the plans had been changed so
that cheaper sewer was built In place
of the expensive new sewer charged
.. . I ... .
THat jnorurr waa usea on tne oui-
tdejrlng bricks only.-.
Ffrhat InTDlacesahere is only one ring
gXjKat tK6 mortar. was Improperly
' -That water Is pouring into the sewer
- JThatfor 70 feet there-Is no bottom.
That the arch rests on mud -sills In
stead of concrete.
That the arch Is not true and will
"soon spread out in places. .
'That in one spot immediate repair
lk "necessary or the tunnel will col
lapse before Spring.
. Hidden until next Wednesday ac
'cording to schedule, the facts con
cerning the condition of the Tanner
Creek sewer are known at last. The
Oregonian Is able this morning: to pre
sent a complete summary of the report
of the four expert examiners, whose
written statements were considered at
.'the Jocked-door session of the special
Investigation committee of the Council
In brief, the report shows a far -worse
Ftate of affairs than -was suspected by
the property-owners when they asked
for examination. A photograph in
cluded In the report, shows one point
where the water is pouring through
the top of the big tunnel, showing a
lack of mortar between the bricks.
Another section Is recommended for
Immediate repair, else the tunnel "will
collapse before Spring.
Two separate plans were drawn up
by the City Engineer's Department for
the big sewer. One, plan A,, was for the
construction of a new tunnel. Plan B
was for tho repair of the old sewer,
which could still be utilized in places..
According to the report, however. 22
feet, at 54 per lineal foot, was taken
off Plan B by the contractor and 32
feet, at 520 per lineal foot, added to
plan A Thus 1175 feet would have
been allowed at the rate of $20 a foot,
and 32 feet have been taken off the
lower-rated repair job.
Brick Work Without Mortar.
Examination of the brick work dis
closes the fact that CO per cent shows
no mortar. Where mortar Is shown it
proved to be a mixture of 4 to 1 In-
stead of 2 to 1. that is, four parts of
sand were used to one part of cement.
The Inside ring of the tunnel shows
that mortar was used to some extent,
but in breaking through tho two out
side rings, the exports found the bricks
to be dry, and when removed they were
as clean as when shipped from the
Only one ring of brick was found In
certain stated places in the tunnel. All
through the report the exact location
of all defects Is clearly stated. Three
rings were called for in the speclflca
HISTORY OF CONTRACT.
July 15 Four bids opened by Execu
tive Board; afterwards all refused be
cause lowest was $13,000 above City En
gineer's estimate of $25,000.
July 23 New bids opened, and R. M.
.Rlner"s $32,500 accepted.
October 12 First written remonstrance
October 22 Sewer accepted by Execu
tive .Board on recommendation of sewer
Two additional manholes and Ml cubic
,-yards of concrete bring total bills to
tions. Also it Is stated that these brick
were laid flat instead of edgewise as
required. In two other places where
the walls were broken through two
rings of brick were discovered.
Seventy Feet Without Bottom.
Seventy feet of the sewer has no
bottom at all. The arch rests on mud
Samples of concrete were secured by
the committee and placed In sacks "as
the stuff had no adhesive quality," say
the report. Where concrete was found,
just enough cement was mixed with
sand and stone to give it color. Through
plan -A the new sewer the bottom
is resting on sand and gravel, "termed
Sewer Has Not Been Tamped.
The sewer has not been tamped, and
"any weight coming on the arch would
cause the shell to spread." This is a
serious defect. The transverse egg-
enaped tunnel was planned particularly
to resist the tremendous weight of
earth upon it, for from Its location In
the bottom of a rapidly-filling gulch
this weight was an important element
to be reckoned with.
Arch In Two Places Not True.
Another serious defect is that the
arch in two places is -not true, and
therefore could not withstand any
Svelght, Bock, concrete and brick to the
extent -of two to eight inches are
' found as debris throughout the into
rlor of the plan A portion of the sewer.
Far less concrete has been used than
the specifications call for. ' This was one
of the first contentions made by the
"We do not see at tHls time how the
sewer can be tamped,"says the report.
Here is one of the gravest defects, for
tamping should have been done through
out the construction.
Concrete Foundation Omitted.
As to plan B, the repair Job, tho ex
aminers found tht the entire length is
laid on the outer Ting of brick of the
old sewer, instead of being imbedded In
the concrete foundation called for. E. W.
Blner has said this was done with the
permission of Mr. EUlbtt, but no deduc
tion on account of this utilization of tho
old bricks was made In the bills. .The
experts did not concern themselves with
this feature of the case, however.
This report, covering several typewrit
ten, pages and including half a dozen
photographs taken by flashlight, is
signed by the four experts who went
through the sewer, taking four days In
the work. Two of them, B. S. Greenleaf
and J. H. Cunningham, were recommend
ed to the Council committee by the pro
testing property-owners, represented by
B. W. Montague and J. C. Moreland. The
others, Peter Flynn and George Knight,
were selected directly by tho committee.
One set of flashlight photographs was
spoiled by the falling of the apparatus
Into the torrent of water which rushed
down the big tube throughout the In
vetlgatlon. This report was gone over In detail at
the -session of the committee Friday, at
which several of the property-owners
were present by Invitation. The veil of
secrecy hanging over the meeting is also
lifting. It was a warm session lasting
for two and a half hours, and those who
attended' say It was a trying ordeal to
City Engineer Is Questioned.
Here Is one of the Questions asked City
Engineer Elliott by the committee:
"What have you to say with reference
to this report, and the condition in which
you found the sewer?"
"It may be as the report states, for all
I know." said Mr. Elliott. "Mr. Caywood,
who passed the civil service examination,
was my Inspector."
-Bight here Is where trouble loomaAup
for the City Engineer. When thaflBj
cefVtance of the Tanner-Creek sewerJBSs
first tjuestloned, following tho first" pro-
tests of nroDerty-owners. Mr. Elliott-, re
peatedly stated that he knew of. hlsown 1
knowledge that it was a good Iob:.Buty
her said last Tuesday tno same as at me
session Friday, that he relied Upon his
jjamcs Caywood, the inspector on the
sewer for 60 days, working 12 hours a
day, was not found In the City Hall when
the Inspection Item came up before the
committee. Mr. Elliott said he believed
him to be sick. Mr. Zimmerman sug
gested that the city physician visit him.
It Is reported that the inspector soon
after appeared. Ills testimony revealed
little or nothing, however.
Contractor Stands Pat.
E. W. Blner, who. with his father.
built the sewer, was present during the
greater part '.of the session. . He was
asked If he would 'repair the sewer as
the experts' report called for. He said
no, that the report meant practically the
building of a new sewer, and he would
not do it.
OFFICIAL REPORT WEDNESDAY
Special Committee Investigating the
Sewer Scandal Will Then Be Heard.
Tho official report of the committee
is to be made to the special meeting of
the Council Wednesday afternoon. The
session has been called lor tnat purpose,
and a lively meeting Is anticipated.
The committee which has been investi
gating the Tanner-creek sewer scandal Is
composed of X Zimmerman, Councilman
of the Sixth Ward; H. B. Albee. of the
Ninth Ward, and B. D. Sigler, of the
Fifth Ward. The committee was created
by a resolution introduced by C. E. Bume-
lin. chairman of the -street committee.
November 2. The statement that the ex-
LOCATION OF SEWER.
Hide out Washington street, and just
before you reach the Exposition build
ing look to the left. A deep gulch runs
through the extra-size block bounded by
Lownsdale, Chapman, Alder and Wash
ington streets. It Is half-filled with all
kinds of debris old planks, cans, logs,
sweepings, earth from excavations and
broken crockery. Running diagonally
from Lownsdale and Washington streets
to the corner of the Multnomah Field
is that portion of the Tanner-Creek
sewer under investigation. In places It
is CO feet below the surface. The scan
dal surrounding Its construction Is
perts had been appointed by the sewer
committee of the Council which appeared
In yesterday's Oregonian was an error.
The standing sewer committee of the-
Council has had nothing to do with the
Investigation thus far, although Mr. Sig
ler, one of its members, is also a member
of the special Investigation committee.
Such a resolution was necessary, as the
jurisdiction of -the standing committee
would not warrant Its ordering such a
Mr. Sigler thinks that the criticism of
the star chamber methods of the com
mittee is altogether undeserved.
"In the first place the Council exceeded
its authority In ordering such an In
vestlgatlon," said he yesterday. The
Council by the present charter is a purely
legislative body, it authorizes the Execu
tlve Board to make an improvement, and
directs the City Engineer to prepare thf
plans and specifications. Then It has noth
ing more to do with the Improvement ud
til the time comes to enact an (Ordinance
for the assessment of a district to pay
for that Improvement.
"In this case the only excuse for th
action of the Council In appointing the
committee was to learn whether It was
proper that tho assessment ordinance
should be passed. The City Engineer had
reported favorably upon the Tanner
creek sewer; the Executive Board had
accepted IL In reality, therefore, there
was nothing else for the Council to do but
to pass the assessment ordinance. Not a
complaint could have legally been made
against the Council had It done so in
stead of starting this Investigation.
"People still hold the Idea that the
Council does everything as to letting con
tracts and accepting the work. 3,'he Coun
cil hasn't a thing to do with such mat
tcrs according to the present charter. All
I ask Is, put the blame where It belongs-
The Council has certainly acted squarely
In this case."
In connection with this, one of the pro
testing property-owners said the other
day that he had recently changed his
opinion of the Council; that he has al
ways considered the Council Chamber a
den of thieves, but that the treatment
accorded the property-owners In this case
had forced a new opinion upon him.
As to the Executive Board, It took the
word of the City Engineer and accepted
the sewer. The appearance of a lawyer
representing anonymous clients one day
'Concluded on Second Page.)
LOSE TO 43
RepublicansWon in Ore
gon by 42,896 Votes.
TOTAL BALLOT, 90,268
Official Returns From All the
Counties but Curry.
MANY DID NOT GO TO POLLS
Prohibition Carried in Six Counties-
Socialists Show Gain Since 1900
of Over 6000 Votes, Casting
a Total of 7615.
COilTATiATIYE VOTE SINCE 1836.
180. 1SKH. 1000. isa.
Republican .60.453 40,413 45,520 4S.779
Democrat ...17.457 30,503 33.3S5
Socialist 7.615 6,763 1.41M
Prohibition . 3,861 5,263 2,636
Populist .... 782 203
Totals 90,263 87.056 84.144 05,441
Vote on State Treasurer In state elec
tion. ,r JL.
Official.. returns fromV revery county
except Curry , show the 'Bepublican plt-
rality In the last election to be 42,838
and the total vote In the Btate 90,268.
This Is tho largest plurality the Be
publican ticket ever received and the
heaviest vote ever cast In a Preslden
tial election In Oregon except In 1896,
when the money question brought out
a total vote of 95,441. That the vote
of 1904 was so large is due chiefly to
the prohibition Issue, which threw into
the campaign a local Interest that
could not be aroused by discussion of
One of the noteworthy features of
the returns Is the evidence of the rapid
growth of socialism, the vote of the
Socialist party having grown from 1494
in 1900, to -5763 In 1902, and. 7615 In 1904.
Compared with, the Vote of four years
ago, the returns show a Bepublican
gain of 14,000 votes, and a Democratic
loss of 16,000. Comparisons can scarce
ly bo made with the vote of 1S96, for In
that year the opposition to tho Bepub
lican party was represented by a fu
sion organization In which the strength
of the Democratic party could not be
very accurately estimated.
The Influence of the prohibition ques
tion In bringing out the voters in this
OREGON VOTE FOR PRESIDENT. 1004.
M 1 03
3 o 2.
5 - g.
6 o f :
? 1 ? i :
950 54 349 15
443 136 74 13
6S3 144 426 77
339 41 259 10
221 CI 161 11
499 95 342 33
266 18 117 7
100 6 2 2
918 95 3SS 33
195 2S 47 4
317 32 123 9
1S7 7 78 4
i 7SS 133 307 29
333 45 197
190 9 27 8
1118 9 5 10
1,166 234 357 64
179 15 US 4
1,206 297 409 77
279 78 75 23
1,090 312 302 64
235 79 157 7
2,324 620 1,849 73
521 120 126 27
163 6 34 6
136 65 H9 4
840 224 266 24
776 112 202 20
255 34 99 . 8
536 226 234 23
4S5 150 120 58
162 14 22 7
. 647 2S2 214 22
17,457 3.861 7,615 782
No election on prohibition.
Prohibition carried in only precinct
election In Clatsop; lost In only precinct
election In Wallowa.
OREGON VOTE EOR PROinBITION',-1004.
No election on prohibition; i
Prohibition carried. In -only ..precinct
.election In-Clatsop: losf lnionly- precinct
election In Wallowa.
election Is shown by a comparison of
votes In counties where the prohibition
question was submitted, with -the "vote
in counties where no prohibition fight
had "been raised. Thus, Polk County,
which had no vote on prohibition this
year, fell off 110 in its total vote, while
Marion, an adjoining county, in which
the prohibition question was presented,.
experienced a gain of 180 -votes in the
Josephine County, whose voters were
not asked to pass upon the merits of
the prohibition question, fell off 2S0 in
Its total vote, while Jackson, adjoin
ing, made a slight gain in tho number
of votes cast, the -prohibition issue
serving to overcome tne apathy whlcn
otherwise characterized the campaign.
Even the warm fight under the provi
sions of the local option law did not
bring out enough votes to make the
total vote as great as In the state elec
tion last June, when 93,906 votes were
cast for Congressman and 93,608 for
In 23 counties In which there was a
vote on prohibition, there were cast
29,245 votes for and 42.902 against,
showing a majority of 13,657 against
prohibition. Prohibition carried in six
counties, two in the Willamette val
ley, Benton and Tamhlll, one In East
ern Oregon, Gilliam and three on the
coast, Tillamook. Coos and Curry.
Tho accompanying tame snows tne
vote In tho several counties. The fig
ures for Curry County are estimated.
except that the Bepublican plurality
shown, 243, Is known to be correct.
FOUNDERED IN MID OCEAN.
Such a Report Is Current Regarding
Red Star Line.
LONDON, Nov. 20. A news agency re
port from Brussels states that rumors
are afloat at Antwerp that the Be'dT'Star
Line steamer Kroonland foundered In
mldocean. Officials of the company here
deny all knowledge of the alleged dis
aster, and discredit tho rumors'
Fireman' Fatally Injured.
LAFAYETTE, Ind., Nov. 19. The Fos-
ten.fumlturo store was comDletelr de
stroyed by fire today. LSss. $100,000. Ben-
il&nMn O'Connor, at ydetnan, was fatally
tfnjn-ed by a.faUjfand" U other firemen
wcje overcometby smoke.
dONTENTS OP TODAY'S PAPEE
YESTERDATS WEATHER Maximum tem
perature, 52 degrees; minimum temperature,
42 degrees. Precipitation, .48 of an Inch.
TODAY'S WEATHER Occasional rain, eouth-
west winds decreasing in force.
Japanese diplomats fear Chile and Argentina.
will sell warships to Russia, despite, official
denials. Page 2.
St. Petersburg- has reports that booming of
cannon Is constant at Mukden. Page 2.
Stoessel estimates recent Japanese losses at
Port Arthur at 10.000. Page 2.
Japanese gain more positions at Port Arthur,
Fire destroys Missouri building at St. ZxuIs
Exposition; one flxsmaa' is killed and bctct&I
Injured. P&gQ 1.
Salt Lake man, with mania to kill women,
assaults a. young gul la beart of cur.
Forepaugh & Sells circus pay. wagon la broken
into and $30,000 stolen. Page 3.
San Francisco unions tender Federation of
Labor delegates a banquet. Page 14.
Representatives of Zemstovs meet at St. Peters
burg, and decide to as Czar to give them
a voice In national affairs. Page
Irish Nationalist party faces a crisis, three
strong factions telling Redmond he must
deert O'Brien or they will him. Page 3.
Statue of Frederick the Great, gift of the
Kaiser to America, is unveiled and accepted
with great ceremony at Washington. Page
Naval estimates for year ending June 30, 1900,
are $17,372,443 over the last appropriation.
University of Oregon dtTeata Oregon Agricul
tural College, 6-5. Page 1.
Yale defeats Harvard. 12-0. Page 14.
Portland Academy defeats High School, 5-0,
King County declares for Film, and Piles de
clares for a railroad commission. Page 7
Division of the spoils is making Washington
politicians very anxious. Page 6.
Barkentlno Makarvell wreck on Vancouver
Island; crew of 12 drowned. Page 7.
Storm does great damage on Northwest coast.
Only 18,000,000 salmon eggs taken In Columbia
River waters this year. Page 0.
Grant County cattle-raisers threaten summary
Justice to .rustlers, page o.
Commercial and Marine.
Active shipping movement In hops. Page 15.
Reactionary tendency of stock market-. Page 15.
New York bank statement shows large de
creases in loans and cash. Page 15.
Bad break in Chicago wheat prices. Page 15,
Advance in raisins in San Francisco market.
Page 15. -
Mystery surrounds coming of steamship El.
la my. Page 11.
Large cargo goes "out on NIcomedla. Page 11,
Umpire Christie forfeits San Francisco-Port
land game to Portland, rage 14.
Hunt Club will ride for Kerr cup Thursday.
Military board to supervise Indoor baseball
games at Armory. Page 22.
Review of events In field of sports. Page 23.
Portland and Vicinity.
Summary of sewer report, presented In star-
chamber session, discloses exact facts as to
defective- condition of Tanner-Creek sewer.
National Grange confers higher degrees. Page
New laws are proposed by Taxpayers' League.
Injunction In poolroom case is denied. Page 16.
New Josses dedicated by Chinese. Page 16.
Portage road is now an assured fact. Page 11,
Bids asked for erection of Oregon building
for Exposition. Page 10.
Dental students show freshmen new points
In life. Page 13.
High School and Portland Academy boys en
gage In riot. Page 13.
1'eaisrrs aad Departments.
Editorial. Page 4.
Church announcements. Page 25.
Classified advertisements. Pages 239.
The Simple Life. Page-35.
Best Infantry soldier In the world. Page 32.
Outcome of Russo-Japanese War. Page 35.
Today's Opportunities for Young Women.
A Bachelor's Thanksgiving. Page 32.
Mr. Dooley's Letter- Pap .42.
Jottings of Lun Jucklir. ' Page 34.
Peck's Bad Boy Abroad.' PageT4L
Book Reviews. -Page 3S.; , N.
Cartoons. Page 30. -i.
Dramatic Page 18.
Musical., Page 10.- . . t
Social.. Pagei; 20-21 -
Household aad Fashions PagesY36 and 37r
Youths'. DeprtmenLi Paces 40;'knd'4L'
Wins Game for Univer
sity of Oregon.
SCORE: U. 0F0.,6;0.A.G.,5
Giant Dow Walker Makes Sen
sational Run for Agrics, '
SAVES TEAM FROM A SHUTOUT
Muddy Field Checks Fast Work of
Eugene Eleven The Templetons
and Kerron, Williams and
Abrahams Work Well:
Oregon. Poiltlon. O. A C
Moores ... E....... Stelwer-
Arnsplger L. T Bowers
McClain-Crow .L. G Dunlap
Held r C... Walker. "Dow"
Mclntyre R. G. ..Little-Burrows
Earl R. T. Abraham
Johnson R. E Rose-Hardln
Latourette Q Rlnehart
F. Templeton '..L. H......... Williams
J. Templeton.. R. H Walker
Kerron-Grays ...F Cooper-Powell
Time of halves Twenty-five minutes.
Officials Kenneth Hamilton, Univer
sity of California, referee; W. Lair
Scores Oregon, 8; O. A C, 5.
CORVALLLS, Or., Nov. 19. Staff Corre
spondence.) University of Oregon, 6; Ore
gon Agricultural College, 5. Fancy, If you
can, 200 pounds of brawn and muscle rac
ing down a field swimming In water and
so muddy that a enlpe would have bogged
down; fancy, if you can, this giant human
form racing across this field of water
with a slimy, -mud-dripping ball tucked
under his arm. with 11 Oregon University
men howling at his heels like a pack, of
hungry wolves, and" ydtrhave a picture of
Center Walker making his sensational
Tonight In Corral lis the name of this
brawny youth Is sung from the -Hps .of
the students of the Oregon Agricultural
COULD NOT SHOW SPEED.
Considering the condition of the field
and the cold, wet day, I am satisfied
with the score. The weather condi
tions did not give Oregon a chance to
show Just what they could do In the
way of speed. Consequently offense
and defense .was not up to the usual
Oregon was forced to punt but once
on account of Its superb offense, which
excused the fumble that caused O. A.
C. to score. O. A C also showed bril
liant offensive work, often puzzling my
defensive halfbacks. The O. A. C
defense was good, especially Walker,
the big center, who was frequently
seen tackling on the ends.
Practically the same team that play
ed today for Oregon will represent the
State University Thanksgiving at
Portland. It Is Impossible to tell at
present what the outcome will be. If
none of the boys are injured, and the
field Is fast, they will play a very fast
game, and wlU give Multnomah the
game of the year.
R. S. SMITH.
University of Oregon Coach.
College. And right that they should, for
If It had not been for Walker's great
sprint the score would have stood at 6-0,
with the Oregon Agricultural college trail
ing In the column that counts for naught.
All day It rained. AH day the wind
blew little short of a gale. Yet the ardor
of the football enthusiast burned like an
arc light when the frost has driven the
thermometer down to the zero mark. All
day a stream of farmers drove Into Cor
vallls. Early In the day a special train
from Eugene arrived, bringing the Unl
verslty of Oregon players and several
Enthusiasm in the Rain.
The rain, driven-by the gale, drove the
drops Into the faces of those who jour
neyed to the campus, soaked dresses of
the women, ran down the collars of the
men and boys that stood under, the weep
ing heavens and ran down their collars In
CHANCE TO BEAT MULTNOMAH,
The game was played on a muddy
field, which. probably militated against
Oregon than O. A. C, as the Oregon
line was the much lighter -of the two.
The score does not Indicate the rela
tlvevs'trength of the two teams, as they
lined up today, as Oregon was the bet
ter both on offensive and defensive.
Oregon was forced to punt but twice,
" but her tumbles were most costly, es
pecially so when she fumbled oa O. X. L
C 10-yard line when a sure touch
down would have been made- had It
not been for "Dow" Walker, who.
picked ap the ball and ran for 100
yards for a touchdown.
Both teams played a cons-latent
game for such a field, and the physi
cal condition of both teams was re
markable. Oregon's light team o
' 'fenze speaks' wonders for Coach
Smith's work7. I believe Oregon fca
the best chance In her career tp feeat
us Thanksgiving, and I look for a
very close; game.
.FRANK E. miKDH,
- sbtMger 2C. A. A. C
rivulets. But nowhere could you hear
even whispers of a postponed game.
Feeling ran high, and rain, hail or snow
would not have stopped the gamev
.Mere in uorvauis. up. until Koot, iniK-
lngton aiSd Bundy were crippled and out
of the game. Oregon Agricultural ColleKe
And lta friends were confident of winning.
but they took their defeat like true, good
sportsmen . that they are, and tonight in
the hotel corridors you can hear It on all
sides that the best team won. At some.
time In the past there might have been
"considerable feeling between the two In
stitutions of learning; that is, among its
athletes. It la forgotten.
Old scores are a thing of the past, for
tho Oregon Agricultural College, though
beaten by a single point, was far from.
being disgraced; Call their touchdown
lucky if you will; call their' missing an
easy goal a wretched bit of football work.
It does not matter, for they met a team
that was, on tho conditions of the ground
and weather at least three touchdowns
better than they were.
When both teams appeared on the
muddy field It was plainly evident that
the Oregon Agricultural College team was
several pounds heavier than the visitors,
and the Agricultural College students took
heart and their yells broke through the
wind-driven rain like the rattle of rapid
firing guns. But once the ball was kicked
off and It fell Into the hungry, waiting
hands of Arnsplger, and after Kerron
hit the line, both plays making big yard
age, the wlseones knew that the Jib was
up with the Oregon Agricultural College.
It was just a question of minutes before
a touchdown would be scored.
Seven Minutes to Score.
It took Just seven minutes after Arn
splger returned the Tunt, and Joe Tem
pleton was shoved over the line for the
first touchdown. The rain fell In sheets.
and a goal seemed a miracle. But this
was Joe Templeton's last college game,
his last year In school, and he was play
lng the game of his life. By a brilliant
bit of head work he made the touchdown
possible where he would have at least
an advantage of the wind. He succeeded.
and his trsnchant right foot met the ball.
Up and outward toward the goal posts it
soared. The wind caught It, deflected it a
little, but all the force of that nimble foot
withstood the onslaught of the wind, and
the oval, turning and tumbling like a
wounded bird, sailed between the posts
and the goal was made.
By the mighty booting he gave the ball
Templeton won for Oregon the college
championship of three states Oregon,
Washington and Idaho. The whistle saved
Oregon Agricultural College from another
score, for Oregon had the hall on the
farmers' ten-yard line when time was
O. A. C.s touchdown came In the second
half, when their local goal was In danger.
Oregon had worked, the ball down the
field with the same rapid' gains that char
acterized their first score. Joe Temple
ton, though he was guilty of three serious
fumbles, was playing a ripping game. In
the three fumbles he escaped luckily, but
the fates had It In for him, and In a lively
mix-up on O. A. C's ten-yard line the
greasy ball slipped from his grasp, and It
flew backwards as If It had been shot out
of a gun.
Dow Walker, a sort of Sandow H, was
on the fringe of the skirmishers, and saw
the ball scooting merrily toward Oregon's
goal. Like a panther he sprang forward.
grasped the ball, and. hiding it under
his huge shoulder, sped down the field.
Templeton howled that he had lost the
ball, but the din on the side lines drowned
his cry, and before Oregon realized what
had happened Walker was 20 yards away.
The Race of the Giant.
It must have seemed countless miles to
the goal posts to the big fellow. Once he
almost stopped, and the O. A. C. rooters
became frenzied In their agony of fear.
But he struggled on, planting his colossal
feet Into the mud and ooze, sending great
showers of muddy water right and left.
Walker saw the goal posts through bleary
eyes, stumbled and staggered on, and was
ten yards In front of the nearest Oregon
runner when he stopped.
BInehart tried and failed to kick the
goal. The boy should not be blamed for
his fluke, for it was the first time- he had
ever attempted to kick. The failure to
kick the goal, however, denied O. A. C. a
tie game, for during the re3t of 'the play
she was able to hold her own.
Both teams were weak on offensive play
and Oregon had only a shade the best on
the defensive play. Oregon made her gains
THREE OLD PLAYERS OUT OF
We were beaten fairly, and I think
the best team won. Naturally I feel
that under favorable weather condi
tions the O. A. C boys would have
played a much better game. We did
sot have a chance to show just what
our boys could do, so under the cir
cumstances I am Inclined to say that
we were lucky.
Oregon showed up very strong and
exhibited splendid team work. In
juries to three of the old players on
the team placed my boys under a
great handicap and I was forced to
use up &' number of substitutes. I do
not say this- to take any of the credit
away from Oregon because she won.
A. C. STECKLE, O. A C Coach.
by mass plays outside of tackle, and the
bright and shining stars of these plays
were Joe and Frank Templeton and Full
For O. A. C, Williams and Abrahams
were the ground-gainers. Bepeatedly they
were set outside of tackles and made yard
age when things looked the gloomiest. It
was Walker who did the great defensive
work for Oregon Agricultural College.
His great strength and stamina was what
saved O. A. C. from a worse defeat,
Not once during the two long 25-mlnute
halves uld Oregon lose the ball on downs,
while Oregon Agricultural College was
aeld for four downs. The game was ex
ceptlonally clean and fair. For a moment
or two there was a disposition on the
part of Oregon to question Walker's great
run, but Umpire Hamilton s decision was
correct and just. Over In the grandstand,
where the students of both colleges were
huddled like so many wet chickens, there
was some color-stealing, but it was all
done in the best good nature and without
On her game this afternoon, Orego
-will give Multnomah the gridiron battle
of the season. If the flay Is fine and the
grounds "dry Oregon, has a splendid chance
-at scaring, even If she has no chance o
wianing. .Manager. Watklns. of Multno
mah, practically arranged for the two offl
dais of today's game to officiate at Thurs
day's gum. . W. G, X.
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Missouri State Building
EXPLOSION CAUSES BLAZE
Hot-Water Heater in the Base
: merit Blows Up,
WIND FANS THE FLAMES
One Fireman Meets Death and Sev--
eral Are injured Loss Is About
$225,000, $75,000 Represent
WOBLD'S FAIR GROUNDS, St. Louis,
Nov. 19. The Missouri state building
was destroyed by Are tonight, result
ing from the explosion of a hot water
heater in the basement. Instantly the
flames shot up through the rotunda and
the north wing and cupola were a solid
mass of flames within ten minutes
after the explosion. The loss cannot
be estimated accurately, owing to the
temporary nature of the construction
material, which has no salvage value.
The principal loss Is In the contents o
the building. The building cost $145.
000, and in the building were $75,00
worth of furnishings, the most valu
able of which were portraits of ex
Missouri Governors and Supreme
Judges. These cannot be replaced;
The Are was the most spectacular
that has occurred in St. Louis in years.
Thousands of persons hurried from all
portions of the grounds, attracted by
the sheet of flames that spurted from
the top of the cupolas, making a far.
greater brilliancy than the illumina
tion of all the buildings. A wind -was
blowing from tho South, and the flamee
shot down the northern side of the
cupola and met a sheet of flames whicfc
enveloped, the northern wing. Instant
ly the building was aflame from top te
bottom la the northern half. Sparlui
were carried over the United Stati
Government building as far northwest
as the Liberal Arts Palace. Bucket
brigades were hurried to the roofs of
these Duildlngs, preventing Ignition.,,
Salvage Corps Formed.
Meantime from all quarters of the
grounds the fire departments had rer
sponded and were augmented by ap1
paratus from other Are departments.
Salvage corp3 were formed by both
Jefferson Guards and World's Fair vis
itors, and as much property as could
be secured within a few moments was
carried Into the Louisiana state pa
vilion. Eight streams of water poured
Into the burning building with, appar
ently little effect, the fire steadily eat
ing Its way until only a portion of the
South wing was left standing.
M. T. Davis, president of the World's
Fair Commission, was in the buildlni
when the explosion occurred. He said:
"The building as It stood, with.
the furnishings, cost In the neighbor
hood of $225,000. There was not
dollar of insurance. If we had endeav
ored to sell the building, we could not
probably have reallzea more thai
Mrs. Belle Hall Small, of Sedalla Mo;.
one of the state hostesses, rushed lnt
her apartments In the building to se';
Mtr some valuables. A fireman fbl"-
lowed her Into the smoke and iat
her lying: on the floor, crrorcome. Plac
ing a wet handkerchief over ner xac
he carried her into the open air, waei
Fireman Is Killed.
After the flames were under control and
had been sufficiently extinguished to ad
mit the firemen entering the building
south wall fell without warning
buried Lloyd Randolph, -driver of city en:
glne No. 2S. and Frank O'Connor, of clt
truck No. -9. Several others only escat
by a small margin. Captain Edwa
O'Neill, of World's Fair truck No. .4
seriously hurt, George Carenbach wa
killed and Jerry Fagln, of the
company, was probably fatally Injured.
It was necessary for the truck to
through the mining gulch and owing- ta
the darkness the horses lost the road
They separated when approaching a '.
tree, the pole striking the obstruct!
with terrific force, upsetting the trucl
and hurling the crew In every direction
Several streams of water were instantly
directed upon the debris- covering
men, and they were rescued before
fire spread to where they were entomt
The men were badly bruised, and It
thought Randolph is fatally injured.
Four hours after the fire was dlscove
Chief Swlngiey. of the St. Louis Sep
ment. announced that the fire, was axtSB-
gulshed. Small pillars of smoke conttnu
to rise from the ruins and scattered
of embers marked the site of XiseoutTi
World's Fair Pavilion.
ITALY FOE AKBITBATIOJr.
Ambassador is Instructed to. Sign
. Treaty With United Stater.
ROME, Nov. 19. Foreign Minister Tit
tonl today informed Ambassador Me?
that he had given- instructions to. 1
Italian Ambassador at Washington
sign an arbitration treaty with the Unit
States similar to those between the Unit
States and France and France and Gre
Will Be at Hague Conference.
BOME; Nov. 13. It Is officially
nounced that Italy has agreed, to
part In tke new peace conference at
Hague asj proposed by the united
reserving ;only the qtf-esttetig at the
of the jaaetisir aac. the. pcecraouM.