The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, March 05, 1905, PART TWO, Page 10, Image 10

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Northern Pacific" Back
pf Railway Sale.
Need Columbia River & North
ern to Complete System.
Lyle-Goldendale Road May Ee Ex
tended Through Yakjma Valley,
and Project of Building Down
Columbia River Revived.
The developments of yesterday In the
jwle of the Columbia River &. Northern
'Railway tend to the further establish
ment of the theory that the property has
in reality been sold to representatives
of the Northern Pacific.
It Is learned that the road was bought
by Henry P. Scott & Co., bankers, of Wil
mington. Del., -who aro In turn said to be
'backed by a syndicate of Philadelphia
trod Baltimore capitalists. Mr. Scott and
Ihls party are now in Southern California
ior a short visit, and -will return to Port
land in a couple of weeks, by -which time
their attorney's. Teal & Minor, "-will have
!jtnlshed the examination into tho titles
end records of the property. "When that
formality Is finished, the Eastern hank
ers -vrtll pay the purchase price agreed
upon, which is approximately 51,000,000.
The capital stock of the Columbia
Northern, as stated yesterday, is approx
imately $280,000. while its bonded debt is
SS66.000. or about $20,000 a mile for its 41
miles of road. The Regulator Line of
steamboats is capitalized for $50,000 and
has so bonded debt. The stockholders
tv ho put their stock in escrow pending the
ale of the property are: Ladd & Tilton.
T. B-. Wilcox, W. B. Ayer, Rufus Mallory,
UL L. Mills, C. F. Swigert, H. C. Camp
bell, W. P. Hawley, E. B. Piper, William
rMacMaster, George W. Simons, M. W.
Smith, ti. A. Lewis, W. E. Robertson,
S3. E. Mallory and Charles A. Cogswell.
The price agreed upon between Mr.
Scott and the representatives of the
stockholders was, as stated, very close
to $1,000,000.
Northern Pacific Seeks New Route.
For many years the Northern Pacific
Jias been waiting and watching for a
shorter route to the East than tbe one
now ia use from Portland to Tacoma
and then to the East across the State of
Washington. All' of this time the eyes
of the management of the Northern Pa
cific have been turned longingly toward
the north bank of the Columbia River;
and it has become a settled belief and an
acknowledged thing among railroad men
that the route would be yet adopted by
the Northern Pacific, and that before
many years had passed Portland would
tee tho first of the trains come here over
the new route. There is but little doubt
of this dream having come true before
tills, had it not been for the unfortunate
battla entered Into between the transcon
tinental lines and the entanglements of
the Northern Securities Company. These
things have retarded railroad building In
the Northwest to a great extent and still
hold back the wheels of progress. But
of late the atmosphere seems to be chang
ing, and the rumors of new railroad en
terprises arc thick in the air.
It Is known that the Columbia Northern
did not pay a good and sufficient return
on the investment, and for this reason it
is. not likely that a band of trained men
of flnanco would pay the face value for
the stocks and other details of the prop
erty with a vlow to simple speculation
It Is also known that should the road
have been extended farther to the north
or the northeast It would have now been
In a hotter financial condition, owing to
the greater business it could have dono
with tho same equipment. It is alro
known that at one time it was recom
mended by the management of the road
that the tracks be extended at least as
far towards the northeast as Bicklcton
In order to gain control of the business
from tbe rich country tributary to the ex
tension. At the sime time. It was further
suggested that should the track bo pushed
through the Yakima Valley it would have
access to the business of a valley which
would put the road on a paying basis
and make It possible to yield dividends to
the Investors. But the proposition was
never carried out, as It was thought to be
a risky investment by those interested.
As a. link in a chain, however, or even
R8 ar tributary line to the Northern Pa
dfici the tracks or the Columbia North
ern would be of great value to the larger
road. These tracks now reach for 41
miles from the bans of the Columbia
into the heart of a. wonderfully rich coun
try. Reaching farther to the northeast,
the line would tap the Yakima Valley,
than which there is not a richer in all the
Northwest. At last the tributary line
could tap the main track of the Northern
Pacific at Prosser or farther to the north
Vest, thus opening a very rich land to
railroad service.
But It is not this short line that the
Northern Pacific wants. It is an outlet
to tbe sea and to the seagoing traffic It
wants a track and an easy grade across
tho State of Washington, instead of away
to the north and down, as now, to make a
short, cut to the coast. This purchase will
give, in part, what is wanted. Lylc. the
lower terminal of the little road, is below
The Dalles and less than 100 miles from
Portland. From Goldendale it Is not more
than U)3 miles to a Junction with the main
line of the Northern Pacific. The North
ern already has large" terminal facilities
In Portland and a track to them: It has
a crossing at Vancouver, and Is talking of
a better one. All that Is necessary, there
fore, in case the Columbia Northern has
passed under Northern Pacific control,
for the larger road to secure Its water
grade Is to build a short 200 mllc3 of
track along a level river bank and
through a level valley.
Taking, therefore, the known intentions
and desires of the .Northern Pacific man
agement, with the coincident circum
stances of the sale, it is almost safe to
presume with certainty that the parent of
the North Coast Limited will in a Ehort
time send its champion passenger train
over the shorter route, with great short
ening of schedule, while at the same time
it wijl benefit by the vast freight re
sources of the territory, as well as the
gateway it will hold to Oriental business
through the port of Portland.
Restaurant Is Accused of Dispensing
an Impure Article.
Justice Rcld's court was devoted yester
day to a discussion of the Qualities and
properties of milk. In an endeavor to In
sure the wholesomeness and purity of this
household necessity. Health and Food
Commissioner Bailey has taken tho part
of Sherlock Holmes against many of its-
purveyors and servers, and as an examole
F. Gamble, proprietor of the Lone Star
Tesiauranr, on iiurnslde street, was called
before Justice Reid yesterday to demon
strate that no matter what milk might be
composed of or what it contained, it was
still milk.
While the question of the purity of
.roruana s milk brought out but three wit
nesses yesterday. Commissioner Bailey
and his deputy, H. B. Taler, as against
it. ana y. Gamble, the defendant, sus
taining it, many interesting sidelights
were thrown on the subject. It would
oouDtiess surprise many people that even
in the North End one can go Into a res
taurant where out of every three gallons
of milk received by the restaurant one
gallon resolves Itsolf Into cream and is
served when a plain glass of milk Is called
for, and that the other two gallons are
placed into the coffee. Out of an average
of 60 gallons of milk a day. according to
testimony offered to Justice Reid yester
day, 20 gallons turns Into cream and Is
served the customers, and the other 40
gallons Is placed In the coffee. Such was
part of the evidence introduced by F.
Gamble in his defense yesterday against
the charge of handling Impure milk, but
while no decision was given by Justice
Reid, It is to be oonjectured that the fact
that he gets his supply of milk from
Henry Westerman. he of notorious court
room milk fame, will have considerable
weight against him. Commissioner Bailey
and Deputy Tatcr are firm in their con
viction of. the impurity of the milk sup
plied In this restaurant and base their en
tire argument upon analysis.
Justice Reid. after hearing the testi
mony, took the case under advisement,
and will announce his decision during the
coming week.
It is understood that the Health and
Food Commissioners have but started
their renewed campaign against impure
and adulterated foods, and that some
moro arrasts will follow.
Suit Over Stockton Lode.
The testimony in the suit of the Badger
Mining Company, of San Francisco,
against the Stockton Gold & Copper Min
ing Company, of Seattle, is being re
viewed by Judge Bellinger, and argu
ments In the case will botnadc on the 15th
of this month. The suit is over title to an
undivided onc-balf Interest in a claim in
the Stockton lode In the Elk.Creek mining
district. Grant County, Orejroa.
Chief of Police Says Force Is
Too Small.
In AH Hunt Thinks There Should
Be One Hundred and Fifty Pa
trolmen, and Would Increase
Pay All Around.
The three newly-appointed detectives
have entered upon their duties. They are
Joseph Reslng, L. G. Carpenter and A. G.
Vaughn. Patrolman Taylor, named to"
Joseph Resin g, Detective.
succeed Carpenter as Sergeant, will gp on
duty at 12:30 o'clock tomorrow morning-,
with Captain Bailey and the second relief.
The four men appointed as patrolmen to
fill vacancies will report for work tonight
and tomorrow night. Two will be as
signed to the first relief and two to the
second relief.
Arrangements are being made to have
detectives available on short notice, day
and night. Several will bo assigned to
night duty, but the details have not yet
been completed. They will b subject to
the orders of the Captains, In the ab
sence of the Chief.
There are still several vacancies in the
ranks, and the four new patrolmen do
not bring tbe number up to the full quota.
There are now 59 patrolmen who have to
police the 40 square miles of territory
covered .by the city limits.
"We ought to have 150 patrolmen," said
Chief Hunt last night. "Than there should
be the office men, the jail men and patrol-wagon
drivers. With the Captains,
the Sergeants and detectives. Portland
would then be well policed. The four pa
trolmen Just appointed do not bring the
number up to the full quota. We have
only 53 patrolmen. There should be an
increase of salaries, I think the Captains
should receive at least $100 a month, ln-.
stead of $K: detectives should have the
same. Sergeants should havo at least
SS0. instead of $75. and patrolmen, jail
men and drivers should have at least $S0,
Instead of $75. There should be two mora
stations, one in Alblna and tho other
near Brooklyn. Wo also need SOO new
telephones. All of these things, I know,
the Coundlmen would grant, were it pos
sible under the circumstances.
Too Drunk to, Be Careful.
ASTORIA, Or., March SpccJaL-Af:
There should be two new et&tlons, oaa
to be located- at Alblne. sad tbe other
In. the Tic laity of Brooklyn. The pres
ent headquarters will aerr" the purpose
, locjr tbna ior the West Side.
There should be at least ISO patrolmen.
They should be paid at least ISO a
month. Officers detailed for station duty.
Jail duty and for driver should receive
the same pay.
Captains and detective should receive
at least $100 a month.
Sergeants should receive at least $90 a
month. '
There should be at least SOO new police
telephones installed. (
ter being out about an hour, tho Circuit
Court Jury returned "a verdict this after
noon In favor of the defendant In the case
of LeRoy S. Davidson against the City
of Astoria, The suit was brought to re
cover damages in the sum of 53S00 for in
juries alleged to have been sustained by
falling through! a hole in the planking
I near the foot of Sixth street, on the eve
I ning or September 5, 1301. The defense
j was that the city had erected and maln
1 tained a barricade around the hole, and
I. G. Carpenter, Defective.
that the plaintiff. was so badly intoxicated
at the time of the accident he was unablo
to exercise reasonable care and diligence
in avoiding dangerous places.
It Will Take Place at the Swedish
Lutheran Church.
The funeral services for Leonard A.
Lindhom. of this city, who died last Mon
day evening In Santa Bacbara. Cal.. of
pneumonia, will be held today in tbe
Swedish Lutheran Church, Burnsldo
street, between Tenth and Eleventh, at
2 P. M. The burial will take place in
Lone Fie Cemetery, under the auspices
of, Company H. Third Infantry, Oregon
National Guard, of which the deceased
had been a member for about one year.
A squad from the company under tho
direction of Corporal Cramer will fire
three volleys over thp grave. Three inti
mate Xrlends from Company H and three
other friends will act as pallbearers.
Leonard Lindhom was born in Clatsop
County, Oregon, and received his educa
tion in the county schools there, living
later in Astoria and coming to Portland
about six years ago, where he bad lived
since. For the past year he had been"
employed by the Pacific States Telephone
fc Telegraph Company, and when he died
be was working for the company In Santa
Barbara, Cal. The young man was well
known here, where ho had many friends.
He was nearing his 21st birthday.
Decision in Nan Patterson's Habeas
Corpus Suit.
NEW YORK. March 4. Nan Patter
son, who has once been tried on tho
charge of murdering- Caesar Younjr,
must be given another trial by May 1
or be reloased on bail. A decision to
this effect was given today by Justice
Gaynor, of the New York State Su
preme Court, in Brooklyn, on an ap
plication of Miss Patterson's counsel
for a writ of habeas corpus and review
of her case on tho ground that she had
been denied her constitutional rights
to a prompt trial. The Justice said:
"The woman is. of course, entitled to
a speedy trial. She has been tried, the
T. W. Tajlor, Sergeant.
iurtr disasrreelnc-. nix to sl-r. Tfr snnmsi
to be doubtful If tho District Attorney
moves her trial again. Unless he does
so before May 1 next, let her bo dls-
cnargea on c-aii."
Heavy Tax Receipts Shown.
Sheriff Word has collected taxes amount
ing to $411,031, to and including March 3,
and the receipts yesterday were large.
He has paid to County Treasurer Lewis
$323,300 and will make another return to
the Treasurer on Monday. Threo per
cent rebate is allowed on all taxes paid
In full on or before March 15. Many who
have already obtained statements will
pay by check. The collections this week
are expected to be very heavy-
Chancellor Muldrow Dead.
MEMPHIS. Tenn.. March 4. A special
from Starkville, Miss., says Chancellor
Muldrow, who served as First Assistant
Secretary of the Interior during Grover
Cleveland s second term, is ceaa at nls
home In tha,t city, aged 6S years. Judge
Muldrow was, well known throughout the
VU A- - - -
Eilers Piano House's Big, Generous, Broad Gauge, Pro
gressive Way of Selling Pianos Proving a Prac
tical Benefit to Scores of Buyers.
Yesterday evening closed one of the most
eventful weeks of our club sales. So
many of the sales made were after the
purchasers had made a most careful and
thorough Investigation of the club prop
osition and compared our pianos and
prices with other makes now offered in
the city.
Of the- numerous sales a large propor
tion, too, were pianos of the very highest
grade. The week's record shows two
beautiful Chickering uprights, one hand
some Weber, six fine Klmballs, four Les
ter, three Jacob Doll, two Hobart M.
Cable, two Schumann pianos, etc, tho
entire sales of the week, tip to the time
of this going to. press being SI pianos.
Club "A" is rapidly nearing Its close.
Prices and payments In this club are so
very moderate and the pianos so fine as
to tempt tne most exacting buyer to In-
vest And we can assure every one In
mis, as weu as in tne otner nve cmns,
they will never rezret having taken ad
vantage of this co-operative proposition.
What It Is
It is simply extending to retail buyers
the same advantage that wholesale buy
ers have It is cutting out the tremen
dous expense necessarily incurred by tho
retailer in marketing as sensitive and ex
pensive an article as a piano.
Instruments aro sold directly from the
factory to the home, the Eilers Piano
House simply acting as the selling agent
ior you.
Already nearly a tralnload of these
pianos have been sold.
Or tne ciuo xnemDeranip. wnicn is limit
ed to 1000. over a third of the member
ship has already been secured, and de
liveries are being made just as fast as
pianos are received. For those who arc
anxious to havo their Instrument deliv
ered at once, we havo so lar had enough
Instruments at our big warehouse to sup
ply them at once, and wo will use our
utmost enaeavor auring inis saie 10 do
prepared for the most urgent demand.
Commercial Club Will Preserve a
Neutral Attitude Prominent
East Side Woman Dies.
W. V. Jobes, of the Jobes Flour Mill
Company, may be a candidate for the
office of Mayor of St. Johns at tbe elec
tion on -iprll 2. It was said yesterday
on good authority that Mr. Jobes would
be an acceptable candidate to the pro
gressive element and to all elements
in the community.
The St. Johns Commercial Club has
announced that it will havo nothing to
do with tho coming election officially,
and that its members will act only In
their individual capacity, although the
organization 13 the most effective and
powerful factor In that new city. Mr.
Jobes is a member, and a business man.
"There Is nothing definite about my
being" a candidate for Mayor," said Mr.
Jobes la3t night. "Several men came
to me today and asked me if I would
consent to run. and I replied that I
would think the matter over. While I
should be very willing and glad to help
the community, I should not car to
sacrifice my business.. The first I beard
I was being considered in connection
with the office was only two, daya ago.
a HUNTSm, i
Prices and Payments
Briefly Put
Club "A" contains 157 pianos, selling
regularly at from $200 to 5300. Prices to
club members. $117 to $222. Payments $5
down and 51.25 a week.
Club "B" contains 232 pianos, selling
regularly for from $275 to $375. Prices to
club members, $186 to $278. Payments
$7.50 down and $1.60 weekly.
Club "C" contains oianos priced regu
larly at from $350 to $450. Prices to club
members, $247 to $336. Payments $12.50
down and $2 per week.
Club "D" contains 154 of tho most costly
American-made upright pianos, values
$425 to $550. Prices to club members.
$312 and up. Payments $20 to $23 down
and $2.50 per week.
Club membership 141, costliest
grands and uprights In special styles, all
of them regularly priced at over $550.
Average saving on these to club, mem
bers $147. Payments, $20 to $50 cash and
$3 to $5 weekly.
Club "F" contains 10S pianos, being a
miscellaneous collection of odd pianos,
manufacturers' samples, discontinued 1D04
styles of Chlckerlngs, Webers. Klmballs
and a number of very excellent used
pianos. Payments $10 and $1.75 weekly.
Remember. In this sale you secure, not
only such wonderfully fine pianos as tha
Hazelton. Hobart M. Cable. Lester. Crown
Orchestral. Story & Clark, Schumann,
Haddorff. hut also your choice of our en
tire line of the Chickering, the
world's finest piano, tho celebrated
Weber of New York, the Kim
ball, either uprights or grands, and
that In all yon have a. range of over
30 makes of standard, reliable instru
ments to choose from. Time for closing
these clubs Is fast approaching. Wo will
not exceed the number limit In any club.
If you want a piano at present club
prices, you must act at once. Every in
strument fully guaranteed and money
back should instrument fall In any way
to prove exactly as represented. Eilers
Piano House, 351 Washington street, cor
ner Park.
So I cannot say at present what I
shall do, or what will be. done. I don't
know whether or not a public meeting
will be held."
A. S. Douglass, president of tbe
Commercial Club, has been mentioned
for Mayor. So also has W. H. King and
T. J1. Monahan. That there will bo two
tickets in the field goes without ques
tion, although it was said yesterday
that if Mr. Jobes would consent to run
ho might be tho only nominee lor
She Was Past President of Sumner
Women's Relief Corps, G. A. R.
Mrs. M. J. Runyon, who baa been
prominent in fraternal circles in this
city for a number of years, "died at her
home, 536 Powell street, yesterday af
ternoon at 4:15, aged 54 years, after a
lingering illness. She was surrounded
by members of her family, and though
she had been a sufferer for a number of
years the end camo peacefully. Mrs.
Runyon was bora in 1851, in Goodrich
County, Canada, of Scotch ancestry. Her
early womanhood was epent in Detroit,
Mich. In 1878 she was married to Wal
ter McFarland, builder .and contractor
and prominent member of the G. A. R.,
and shortly afterwards moved to San
Francisco, and thence to Portland. For
the past 25 years she had been a resi
dent of East Portland, respected by her
neighbors and occupying a high place
in the school and fraternal circles of
the city. During1 1903 she was president
of Sumner Women's Relief Corps, G. A."
R., and under her administration mors
members wore added to tha corps and
greater work accomplished than, ever
belore. Mrs. Runyon was also a. mem
ber of Astra Circle, No. 152, Women of
Woodcraft. She is survived by the following-
children i William W., Samuel
A. and George E. McFarland and Mrs.
Melvin G. Winatock, of Portland. Ar
rangements for the funeral have not
yet been made.
Tahiti, a dreamland, balmy climate, a
variety of scenery. One meets a- delight
ful people, kindly and generous, who ex
tend a broad welcome to visitors to this
favored land. S. S". Mariposa sails tor
Tahiti, March 14. A reduced rats for tha
round trip, $125. Send for circular. 653
Market street, San Francisco.
We desire to gratefully acknowledge and
testify to our appreciation of the sym
pathy and kindness which has been shown
us in. our bereavement occasioned by the
death of Mrs. Annie B. Payne.
But Good Old Grape-Nuts This Time.
Out at Rocky Ford, Colo., where the
wonderful melons come from, a. man had
an experience with food that he will never
"I had been running down lor a long
time, memory KOt very bad. I had that
dreadful feeling of apprehension that
i something was going to happen, and
could not get rid of it.
"I lav many nights almost without any
sleep whatever, had a. dull sick headache
most of the time, was nervous and my
stomach was in a dreadful condition.
"I had become almost a complete phys
ical wreck. Heart irregular.- My com
plexion was sallow and I had lost nesn
until I was very thin.
"At this- period I was Induced to chaegs
; my food and go on Grape-Nuts and cream.
and from tho first week x round a maxxaa
Change. I kept on steadily until now I
-hava been using the food for four-raonths.
I have gone hack, to my old weight, my
cainDlexlon is rosy and" indicates perfect
health. My memory is better than it. has
been in years. All the old stomach and
heart trouble Is gone, i sleep like a
baby at night and no one can. tell how I
aDureciate the reeling- or t nealtn
brought to me by Grape-Nuts." Noma
given by Postum Co., Battle Creek,, Mich.
Look. In each package lor-tn little doojc.
."Tha Road. to Weaville.r