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THE" SUNDAY' JtEGOXIAX, PORTLAND, DBOEMKR, .1905.
High Wind Starts Bark La
Rochejaquelin in Harbor.
STORM DELAYS LAUNCHING
Towboats Attempt to Shift Vessels
in the Harbor, but Are Com
. pellcd . to TCeturn to
' Their Docks'.
DUTIES ON IMPORTS COIXECTED
AT TORTLAND DURING THIJ
Januaiy . .
February . ,
October . . .
As a result of tJic terrlllc wind ship
ping was almoFi at a standstill In the
harbor yesterday and several disas
ters were narrowly averted. Jn the
morning, when the billows were. beating-
high on the wharves and the bridge
piers, the French bark I-a llocheja
quelttt dragged her anchors . In the
stream below the Albina ferry course
and would have gone on the beach
bad not a second anchor been dropped
hurriedly. With two'lioDks in the mud.
the big square-rlggor held hcr own
against the fierce attacks of the gale.
The launching of the new steamer
C. K. Wentworth from the ways at
the Portland Shipbuilding Company's'
yards wa postponed because of the
wind. Everything 'was In readiness to
have the hull slide Into the water at 3
o'clock but at tile appointed hour the
velocity of the wind. was. still such aa
to make the undertaking hazardous
and the builders concluded to postpone
the champagne 'douche until '5 o'clock
next Tuesday afternoon.
Tho towboats started out in the
morning to shilt some of the grain
;arrlert In the harbor but their pilots
soon discovered that danger lurked In
their path arid so' "returned to thelt
docks ami tied up. The sailors of the
Finnish Bark Isabel Wrownc took sonic
chances when they pulled from Mar
tin & dock to let a small river craft to
the dock to take on some cement but
they succeeded in hauling the vessel
back to the berth without accident.
According to Assistant District Fore
caster A. B. Wollaber, the storm has
spent Itself and is passing eastward,
but nevertheless occasional blows may
be looked for. The barometer was down
to a very low notch. 20.41. the. lowest
on record except on March 10. 1904,
when the reading showed 28.93. At that
time the wind attained a velocity of
S4. miles an hour at the mouth of the
Conditions off the bar " yesleruay
were dangerous to navigation and
news of wrecks was anticipated. Fear
were entertained for the safety of the
French bark Jean Baptlste whlcn bad
been reported In -the breakers, but at
1 o'clock In the afternoon she was
towed into the bay by two tugs that
had gone to her assistance. The vessel
lost two anchors, however. In saving
herself from piling up on the beach.
FALLS OF DKE C1IARTEKED
Demand for Lumber-Carriers, but
Grain Freight Market Is Quiet.
Another sailing vessel, considered
available for grain, hns been taken for
lumber leading. Yefitcrday afternoon,
the British ship Falls of Dec was
chartered by the American Trading
v'ompany to load for Manila, and she
will commence receiving cargo shortly
after the first or the month. The Falls
of Dee arrived In the harbor Novem
ber 21 from Hamburg and finished
discharging several days ago.
With the charter of the Falls of Dee.
the dlsengased Jlcet in the river is re
duced to three vessels, the British ships
Brabloch and EukasonI and the French
bark David d'Angers. These too, will
probably be taken for lumber as the
demand for lumber carriers is quite
active, while there appears to be little
demand for wheat carriers just at
present. In commenting upon market
conditions the San Francisco Commer
cial says that lumber business has been
fairly active, particularly in the di
rection of the AVest Coast, where 42s
fid Is being paid to Valparaiso, for or
ders, and the usual 2s Gd less direct
and 40s to a direct nitrate port. A
couple of vessels have been fixed for
lumber to New York at 31&.50. one
from Portland and one from Pugct'
Sound. The French bark Guethary
fixed, for wheat loading In the North,
a nonunion ship, gets 25s. The British
ship Blythswood gets 50s" from Port
land to Halkoug. The E. G. Griggs gets
3Ss to Melbourne wharf and 14s Ctt
back from Newcastle to Honolulu with
coal. Eureka to Sydney has been done
at 35s and Eureka to Callao about 50s.
also Eureka to United Kingdom at 45s.
Sydney and Newcastle has been don
from British Columbia at 36s. and
from the Sound at 33s 3d with the op
tion of. 33s to Sydney direct.
COLLISION AT NEW YORK.
Dutch Steamer August Kcssler Seri
NEW YORK, Dec. 30. The Dutch
steamer August Kessler bound to this
city from Port Natal, was beached to
night off the North Bank light in lower
New York Bay. the result of a collision.
After the KeseJer had passed Sandy Hook
atd was sailing up the lower bay to
ouarantinc a heavily laden scow was
swerved out of its- course by the high
wind and rough sea and the steamer
smashed Into It. The accident occurred
so suddenly that the commander of the
Kessler did not hare time to change his
voursc or reverse his engines. Several of
the bow plates were broken and a number
of others were loosened and the water
rurhed Into the hold so rapidly that the
captain decided to beach his vessel to
prevent her trom sinking.
The Keslcr Is a vessel of 3197 tons, not
Dynamitc-Ladcn Steamer Crasltcs
Into Schooner Aground".
WILMINGTON, DeL,, Dec. 30. Laden
with, dynamite, the steamship Pennsyl
vania, irm New Yrk, for Sn Fran
cises via PWtafieipM. crashed into the
hofflr ?rst Palmer today while the
schooMr wa grHHd on C berry Island
if I. h mlaw&re River. o treat
was tkelMPAUMt. altbaugh the tti-
"'cm occurred pre amyngni, u
until late In the' afternoon that the ves
sels were separated.
"The sharp prow of the steamship cut
lato the schooner's stern for a distance
of 30 feet. That the Pennsylvania's cargo
of dynamite did not explode Is regarded
as little -short of miraculous. The Pres
cott Palmer is hard aground and is in
danger of breaking In two. The damage
to the schooner is estimated at 530.000.
Captain Carlisle, of the schooner, as
serts that there was no fog when the
Pennsylvania struck his craft and he has
filed a libel against the owners of the
steamer and the latter has been seized
by United States Marshal Flynn.
The Prescott Palmer Is owned by Will,
lam D. Halmcr. of Boston, for which port
she was bound with 44O0 tons of coaL
The Pennsylvania is owned by the North
western Steamship Company, of Seattle.
TERRIBLE SEAS OFF BAR.
Pilot Anderson Brings Hcporl With
French Bark Jean Baptlste.
ASTORIA, Or.. Doc. 30.-(SpecIal.)-The
French bark Jean Baptlste arrived in
this afternoon. S7 days from New Castle.
N. S. W-, with a cargo of 2.551 tons 'of
coal for Elmore & Co. of this city. She is
the vessel that was at anchor off North
Head yesterday, but was not In the
breakers, and comes In uninjured except
that she lost two apchors with several
fathoms of chain. Captain Dolahuye. mas
ter of the bark.-reports a tedious but un
eventful trip across the Pacific, the ves
sel being delayed by .contrary winds.
The Jean Baptlste arrived Off the mouth
of the river eight days ago, and since that
time has encountered a succession of
heavy gales. Pilot Anderson boarded her
Thursday night, and yesterday morning,
with a strong southwest wind blowing, he
headed for the bar. He ran In close and.
Captain Anderson says, knowing that if
he rah- off-shore again he would be car
ried far to the north, lie decided to drop
anchor and wait for the tugs. This he
did at 7 o'clock yesterday morning, in
eighteen fathoms of water, off North
Head and about three miles outside the
breakers. The tug Wallula reached the
bark and put a hawser aboard about
three hours later, and as some trouble
was experienced In raising the anchor. It
and several fathoms of chain wore
Owing to the strong southerly wind and
the heavy seas running, the one tug could
make but little headwey with the tow.
and about 1 o'clock In the afternoon the
tug Tatoosh also put a hawser on board.
As this was being done the other anchor
was knocked overboard, and It dragged
along until It was also slipped. Being Im
possible to bring the bark Inside when
the bar was reached late in afternoon,
the two tugs kept hor in tow until high
tide today, when they brought her In.
While crossing, the Wallula's hawser
parted, and the Tatoosh was compelled
to complete the tow -alone. As the bark
had no anchors, she was docked at the
The tugboat men report very rough seas
outside. About 2 o'clock this morning the
wind shifted from the south to northeast,
and today It shifted to the north. "Cap
tain Stuart, of the Cape Disappointment
life saving crew, reports thin evening that
a strong northwest wind Is blowing and
tho bar is unusually rough.
BUILD BOAT IN EAST
Paclfie Coast Company Gets Ixiw
Fifjurcs From New York.
SEATTLE. Wash.. Dec. 30. Special.)
Tho Pacific Coast Company will prob
ably build its nvw steel passenger
steamer. 400 foot In IHgth, designed
for the passenger trade between Seat
tle and San Francisco, on the Atlantic
Coast. The New York Shipbuilding
Company not only underbid the Pacific
Coast firms but offers t deliver the
boat within 12 months. The Union Iron
Works wanted IS month, explaining
that a six months' delay occurs in
awaiting the receipt of steel. Moran
Bros., of Scuttle, wanted 14 months
after materials were received.-
The Pacific Coast Company believes
better workmanship is done by the Pa
cific Cons firms, though satisfied th
New York roncrti will turn out un
excellent boat. But the experionce of
the Spreckles Line, which had to have
three of Its Hawaiian liners thorough
ly gone over on this Coast after their
construction In the East, throws a
snadow over the Atlantic Coast con
cerns. It will require two months' time
to get a new boat around the Horn
after Its completion. Cargo can be s-
iue to .vmvr. f
Ptflamer From. Date. J
Aurella. San FraneUoe Jan. 1 I
DeFpttch. San Franelsee Jan. 4 I
Northland, San Francises Jnn. 4 J
Senator. San Francisco. . ... .7.1 an. 4
Joanle. San Pedro Jan. 5
South Bay, San Franc4c. . . .Jan. 5 T
Roanoke, San Francisco Jan. IT. 1
Aragonla. Orient Jan. IS f
Due to Urpart. I
Steamer Destination. Date. j
Alliance Eursrka.COK Bay. ..Jan.
vutuuiuix. rain rraiK-inw jho. i
jTascadc. San Franc4e Jan. 2
Despatch. San Francisco Jan. 2
Aurella. San Franc!c.......Jan. 4
Northland. San Pedro Jan. 0
Senator. San Franelso Jan. G
Aragonla. Orient Jan. 2J
Carrying wait. f
cured to defray operating expenses,
but the time of the trip is lost.
The formal award of contract will be
made by the board of directors In Now
York. A econd boat of the same tpe
will be built as soon as the first Ss
Names of Lost Crew.
PORT TOWNS END. Dee. 30. Follow
ing are the names of the sailors who.
It is supposed, lost their lives In the
wreck of the British ship Pass of Mel
fort last Tuesday night:
Harry Scougall. master. Britisher:
W. Baldwin, first officer. Britisher;
Hans Meyer, second officer. German;
George Planders. third officer. Amorl
can: I B. Bruce. American: Charles
Hayes. American; E. Crawford. Ameri
can; J. W. Kern. American; J. H. Kip
ling. Britisher; R. Stuart. Britisher;
John Dorsey, Britisher; D. M. Culgan.
Scotch: Charles J. Swanson. Sweden;
F. Swcnsen. Norway; John KIrchman,
German; J. Lira. Chill; Thomas Kellcy,
Dan Rosetto. A. Wognor. P. Bushor,
George Nelson. D. Mclnnls. w. Wor
mcll. G. B. Hardwick. G. Phillips, John
Seaton. D. G. Retrie. A. Grant, F. G. C
Blches, F- S. Townson. Elnar WcIJonen,
Joseph Bertschy. It. G. Sharpc A. Kllp
perberg. Collision Orr Chilean Coast.
1QUIQUE. Chile, Dc. ). The German
tank steamer Sals. Captain Battels, from
Hamburg and London, bound to San
Franclsico. has been In collision with the
Brltlrh steamer Endslolgh. The Sals was
not damaged, but the Endslcigh had a
number of plafss stove In on the port
sloe above the water-line and leaks.
Recommends Change la System.
Immigration Inspector Barbour Is of
the opinion that som changes should
be made in the matter of holding cap
tains recfoa!ble for deserting mem
bers f their C1iIh crews. The pres
ent law. He, says. il' holds a cayfcai
responsible when h "permits the land-
ing of a Chinese." Of course, bo cap
taia permits a Chinese to lfi." said
the Inspector, "In such cases as have
recently come before this offlce. and
It Is a question whether they can be
BRINGING DEAD SAILORS.
Steamer Salvor Returns to Victoria
From Pass or 3Ielroct Wreck.
VICTORIA. B. C. Dec 30. The steamer
Salvor passed Carmanah Point at Z P. M.,
In-bound from the wreck of the bark
"Pass of Mtlfort." It Is reported the Sal
vor is bringing In bodies of seamen
recovered from the wreck which remained
unburied. Nothing could be done by the
wreckers, the lost bark having been
broken up by the heavy seas.
Settlers are continuing the search for
bodies and those recovered after the
departure of the Salvor will, be buried
at. UcluleL The Salvor is expected here
New Schooner Launched. '
ABERDEEN. Wash., Dec. 30. -Special.)
The steam schoonor Thomas I
Wand was launched from Lindstrom's
yards this afternoon during a snow
storm. She is the last of the three
sister vessels costing about $70,000
each. Her dimensions arc: Length,
1S7 feot; beam. 3S feoL and depth.
10s feet. The Wand is owned by the
Olsens. of San Francisco, and was
christened by Klara Anderson, of Can
ton. S- D.
Advance May Be Saved.
BANDON. Or- Dec 30. Special.)
The schooner Advance, which sailed
from San Francisco December 20 for
this port, and was blown against the
jetty last night, had her rudder and
rudder-post carried away, but the ves
sel Is lying In an easy position near
the lighthouse. An attempt will be
made to float her tonight.
Alliance a nil Columbia In.
The steamers Alliance and Colum
bia arrived at 11 o'clock last night,
neither of them Ixavlng experienced
any difficulty on account of tho rough
weather off the CoasL The Columbia
sighted the French bark Jean Baptlste
f s tow of two tugs.
Two Grain-Carriers Clear.
' The French bark Emma Laurens and
the British bark Wray Castle cleared
yesterday afternoon. the former for
Grimsby direct and the latter for Quccns
town or Falmouth for orders. Balfour,
Guthrie & Co. . furnished both cargoes.
The Emma Iiurens has 109.2aS bushels of
wheat, valued at JS2.103. and the Wray
Castle carries 167.101 bushels of wheat,
valued at JWCO. Both will leave down
as soon as towboats becotno, available
Would Race Tor Bis Money.
No definite understanding has been
reached concerning the proposed lifeboat
races on Now Ywir's day. but Captain
Prltchard. of thr ship Blythswood. is
anxious that other captains in the port
accept his challenge calling for $100 on
each and wrj1 boat that en tors. The
matter will be settled today.
Stenni Schooner Bee Clears.
ASTORIA. Dec. 30. Speclal.)-The
stjtam schooner Bee cleared at tho cus-tom-hous
today for San Francisco with
a cargo of OJ7.0W feet of lnmber. Of the
cargo 200.000 feet was loaded at Van
couver. 350.O0C fci't was taken on at the
Astoria Box Company's mill In this city,
and 57,009 feet was loaded at Portland.
Trump Steamer Outside.
ASTORIA. Dec. 3.-Speclal.) Captain
Bailey of the tug Tatoosh sighted a tramp
steamship today that was heading off
shore, and the schooner Hugh Hogan. fifty
days out from San Pedro for Tlllampok.
The steamship is tltought to be the Tot
tenham. "Will Be Towed to San Francisco.
ABERDEEN. Whs Dec. 30. (Spe
cial.) The hew stom schooner May
fair is being loaded at the Hart Wood
mill. She will be towed to San Fran
clsoo for her machinery.
The steamer Cascade entered and
cleared yesterday. She will take SW.OO)
feet of lumber to San Francisco.
The steamor Strathmor cleared for
Japan yesterday, and will leave down
today or tomorrow.
The bark C F. Sargent is at the O.
W. P. & Ry. wharf taking on ballast
preparatory to loading lumber at Knapp
ten for New York.
A new company, the 1 nlon Steam
ship Company, has been organized. nt
San Francisco to engage in the oil
carrying truffle on the Pacific Coast.
The French bark Jean Baptlste.
which arrived at Astoria yesterday,
brings a cargo of coal from Newcastle.
N. S. W., consigned to S. Elmore &
Co., of Astoria. She is at anchor off
The Eskasoni will shift to Columbia
dock No. 1 to finish discharging; the
Miltonburn' will go to the mills of
the Portland Lumber Company to load,
and the Ventura goos to the Victoria
The barkcntlnc John Palmer arrived in
the harbor ycster"day and dropped anchor
off the mills of the Eastern & Western
Lumber Company. She Is under charter
to load lumber. Her voyage up the coast
was a stormy one
Services will be held at the Seamen's
Mission at 11:30 o'clock tomorrow night.
Chaplain Bemays has goac to Tacoma.
and the services will be conducted by
Assistant Chaplain 11. Ferneyhough.
Monday night a tea will be given at the
Mission, to which all sailors In port are
Captain Harry Weber and Chief En
gineer James M. Spencer, of the steam
er Dispatch, have been suspended for
three months for failure to report the
leaking condition of the steamer's oil
tanks. The steamer caught fire nt San
Francisco December S and one boy lost
bis life, and several others were In
jured. The American bark Berlin Is reported
as coming from San Francisco to load
lumber at this. port, possibly for New
York. It is stated that should the Berlin
go to the Atlantic coast, her return to
the Pacific will be very unlikely. Like the
C. F. Sargent and the Harry fMorse. she
would probably be sold to some New
York concern to serve as a barge In the
Domestic and Foreign 'Ports.
ASTORIA. Or- Dec. 3 Cape line down.
Arrived dem during tfae nlxbt German
steamrr Arabia and acsoeser Monterey In
tew tag Denance. Arrived at 2 and left up at
23 P. M. Steamer AHiaaoe. tresi Coo Bay
apd Ecrefca. Arrived at 3 and left up at
3 -.30 V. il. Steamer Columbia, from gi
San franciKCO. Dec. 30. Arrived at 10 A.
M. Steamer Fecatnr. from Portland: ateaser
Desdorah. from Seattle; schooner Wa Ol
rea. from Gray Harbor. Sailed at 1 P.
M. Steamer Redonda. for Portland and way
pert. Sailed at 10 last sight Steamer Daisy
Mitchell, for Columbia River. Sailed Steam
r Korea, for Honckonci steamer San Jcaa.
for An con; teamer Metecr. Tor Tacoma.
aeand NorwegUn iftfeamer Tetfe KIkea.
GullHtsea. for Latyaadtb; XorwecWa ateacr
Tttaala. 1veec. for Nsaahno: Xorwaciaa
stMmr TeJlna. ta'.iw. for Coainx: rtbMtr
oM!L faming, far YkBeta-
Hoexkamr. Dec 3. Arrived CJi kM. fresa
Sb FrMctece. vfa. Hmohud, Tafcahanwu
Moto a4 XeftaL
HIIS Mil SCHEME
Government Is Not Bound tp
CHANCE AT PRIEST RAPIDS
Engineers Have Alternative If State
Insists on Carey Scheme Yaki
ma People Clearing; Way
for Government Work.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington, Dec. 30l Congressman Joaen was
Informed this morning at the oRlc of the
Reclamation Service that, in view ft the
apparent difficulty and delay In the ad
justment of water rights in the Yakima
Valley, they have instructed Engineer Ja
cobs to push vigorously investigation of
the Priest Rapids project, on the Colum
bia River. This project probably will in
volve the reclamation of 50.000 acres of
land at a cost of about J2.C0O.OCO. The Re
clamation Service desires to have ths
project in shape so that, if It is feasible
nd the Yakima people do not adjiu:: ;liHr
water rights, the money ullotted to the
Elate can be used.
There is tremendous pressure frm other
states for more money, and.- itnless &ouic
project unknown be found In Vn3hington
that can be taken up In the' near future,
the state is liable to find itself without
No Conflicting Water Rights.
A preliminary report on .the Priest
Rapids project will be made by :. end of
Winter, and. if at that time the Secre
tary Is unable to authorize the construc
tion of the Smnnyslde project. In the Yak
ima Valley, he is very apt to turn his
attention to the project over on the Co
lumbia River. Under the Priest Rapids
project there arc no confilctlni; water
rights to delay action, there is no adverse
claim of the state, as in Sunnydtde. and
the only thing to be determined I wheth
er the project is feasible and whether it
can be built for a reasonable figure.
Tho Priest Rapids project is jnllke trat
in the Yakima Valley. It requires less
storage, but a large part .' the land lit-s
several hundred feet above water, tnd it
will be necessary to pump water up onto
the mesa, utilizing vitir power developed
at Priest Rapid. This proieot has l-en
studied but little as yet. as It was less
attractive than ihe projects of the Yakima
alley, but it is known 'hat the land Is
of a very high grade, well located, and
when irrigated promises to produce the
very best crops.
Decision Rests With Ros.
The determination of the Rcclama;kn
Service to turn to this proJ?t .Vouid oc
another Inducement to Laud Commlsion
cr Ross to step aside and penult tho con
struction of the Yakima proJecU Hlu fur
ther objection may be Instrumental in
forcing the Government to temporarily
abandon the Sunnysidc and take ut the
Priest Rapids project.
CLEARING AWAY OBSTACLES
Vaklma People Buying Itnd to Se
cure Water for Government.
NORTH YAKIMA. Wash.. Doc-39-(SpecIaD
The Commercial Club otnmIt
tee In charge of the adjustment of water
rights today inaugurated a policy iilch
will result in a settlement at a cjjI of
some J50.OCO. In case the claimants canrot
be induced to sign the agrem-ints on
which the committee has been working.
Options secured on considerable property,
with water appurtenant, have jn se
cured. In case it appears that I: is neces
sary to settle the rights In this way. the
committee will ask the citizens to buy th
land and give up th watr. putting the
land under the Government scheme In
order to secure water rights later. This
plan was adopted after consultation with
Tho determination in the city to secure
the Government projects is such that It is
believed the money can be raised In a
short Um. if necessary. Options have
been taken on 1070 acres of land on the
west side of the Nnrhi Rlror in ih
Naches Vall-y. The prices to be paid. If
xnc options arc taken up. aggivgato .70,
or an averasc of about an i-hX
land includes practically all th farms but
iu uji me west stue oi me nvcr In that
ONE WOMAN'S BRIGHT IDEA
Endless Chain Sells Patent Medicine
With Net Profit to Her of 5300.
A clever woman living in the Bronx,
says the New York Globe, has adopted
the old "endless, chain" Idea to the ad
vertising of a patent medicine in a way
that bids fair to make her rich. Some
months ago she obtained from a physician
in a Western city a prescription that, in
side of two weeks, cured her of a chronic
trouble of long standing. She recom
mended it to friends, to whom she gave
copies of the prescription, and all of them
declared It was the greatest thing they
ever heard of.
Finding that the Ingredients were com
mon and Inexpensive when put up in
quantities, the woman, who wanted to
make a little money, for Christmas, had
several hundred bottles of the medicine
prepared by her druggist. Then she
wrote to every woman she knew, offering
to send a bottle of the medicine for IS
cents, on condition that the recipient
should write to five of her friends recom
mending the medicine and telling where It
could be procured. Each woman who
sent In for a bottle was assured that she
could have her money back If the medi
cine did not benefit her. but if. on the
other hand, it did her good and she wrote
in turn to her friends as requested, she
would get another bottle free whenever
one of her friends ordered one.
The enterprising woman who started
this business last September thought she
might double her capital of $00 by Christ
mas. The scheme took so well, however,
that her books show a clear profit of more
than SStt early In ovember. and the busi
ness is increasing every day.
WALKING N0W IN VOGUE
English Habit or Pcdcstrlanism Tak
ing Hold In America.
Americans are just beginning to learn,
what the English people have known for
a century, that the most Independent and
Interesting outing consists of a walking
trip. Our hurried, restless National spirit
puts us out of syasp&thy with so alow a
method of seeing the world. The latest
express train Is popular, not because it
goes through Interesting country, but be
cause It arrives at the destination a few
minutes or hours ahead of Its rival. Short
cuts are our National ambition. The,
quickest method of arriving at & result
Is the method which Instantly appeals to
ottr tempera saetat. But we are wrong.
And It dees not- require a Rtukin to con
vince us f ur CfTM-,
RusUn said the Joy C travel is In In
Terse rati Ve tim an d. xm4. expertenced
ndtrMd trTera are In snBpatfcy with
Us dtcttMM. The rMrMd Inm the bad
habit of sneaking late a town or"Rr by
the BMt unlaterestlsg rente. Baekl alley
ways, tunnels aad factories are UMnmal
vfoxk seen from a xattrsad train as it en
ters some historic capital. Tbe traveler
who obtains his -knowledge, of the coun
try from the railroad train would know
but little of Its genuine attractions. As
Hawthorne said, he would see only the
reverse of the tapestry.
In preparation for a walking trip maps
and descriptive guide books Bhould'be
consulted, so that the walker may know
something of the country through which
he is traveling. The United States Geo
graphical' Survey. Washington, issues the
most comprehensive and valuable maps
to be bad by the outdoor enthusiast. They
show every elevation, roads, towns, cab
ins and even foot trails, and are sold at
the" nominal price of 5 cents a sheet,
which sheet generally covers about ten
square miles. The various trolley com.
panies usually furnish very readable
guide books of the country through which
they go. In the matter of company,
choices are difficult. The smaller the
party the more satisfactory the outing.
Not even living with folks will be "as se
vere a tes.t of their companionship as
making a walking trip with them.
Personal differences of opinion and ec
centricities of temper come to the surface
with surprising frequency when one la
traveling afoot. I have known so small a
thing as the loss of a toothbrush to near
ly disrupt a friendly group at the end of
a 3mlle tramp over the Catskills. More
over, accommodations at waysido farm
houses. Inns and hotels are difficult to
secure on short notice for a party of any
considerable size. Four makes an Ideal
number, and If a larger graup Is inter
ested divide It In two parties, arranging
the route so that meetings may be had
at various Interesting places along the
way. This affords opportunity for com
parison and variety." No walking trip
should b begun by one who Is without
some slight training for the trip. This
training does not need'to be severe, but
it should be regular.
5T III SIX
INTEREST- OX CALL MONEY HAS
MADE CHEAT RECORD.
Maximum of Iist Week Surpassed In
Boer "War ' Panic anil, Cnm
paigni 'of IStMJ.
NEW YORK.dc se. (Special.)
Call money- at New Ybrlc this week
reached the highest rate touched In
six years past. The "Northern Paoific
pante" or May 3. 1901. did not etnial
this week's hish record. The 7.". per
cqnt then touched signified absolute
distrust, which tortunaieiy msiwu unij
for two nours. It stopped the Wall
ctreet "boom." however, for nearly a
Not ilnce December IS. I S3?, has this
week's rate been equalled. It then
touched 1SS por cent. The trouble Iay
chlefiy In Europe, where in the fac of
the "Boer War panic." markets drew
on their New York balances. Stocks
broke 1(1 to -0 points; there was ono
Stock Exchange failure in New York
and one bank failure, and it whs sev
eral months before the murkct recov
ered from the shock.
Curious Squeeze In 189C.
A very curious tight-money episode
occurred in 1C. The MeKinley-Bryan
campaign was approaching its end.
with capitalists horribly frightened.
Stock Exchange call- money hnd been
to 15 per cent repeatedly In the Sum
mer. On October 23 It suddenly ran un
to 1SS. On election Monday. November
2. the rate touched OS per cent, but
Wednesday it was down to . and 2
-per CHiit was the ruling figure for the
baiance of th season.
The case of December 1 ., l.5, was
still different. Call money had for
weeks been lending at 2 and 3 per
cent. The "Venezuela message" causcJ
a "war scare" and a wild Stock Ex
change panic followed, in the course
of whieli call money went to SO per
cent. It d!d not return to normal fig
ure; even time money held at C per
Panic or 189::.
The case of 1S33. again, had char
acteristics of its own. The high-money
rate of July 25 taat year was not a sud
den thunderclap of panic, but the se
quel to two months oC fright, bank
"runs." distrust, stock liquidation and
excessively high money rates. Yet oven
so. the maximum rate of 1S93. on the
day wnen Mitchell's Bank and the Erie
Railway failed, was but per cunt,
or 16 per cent below last Wednesday.
When It was reached tho panic was
near Its end. Relief came quickly In
a deluge or gold from Europe. In two
weeks cnl; money was down to C per
-ent and In two month It ruled at 2.
But that was a sign of mere exhaustion
Erfect of Baring Failure.
The extraordinary part or the 1S?0
money market was that 1SG per cent
was touched in five separate weeks of
the year, once in August, twice In
September, twice in November and
once In December. The rate was made
berore London's "Baring panic" of No
vember 11. and It occurred after it.
The fact was that New York had been
speculating rashly for the rise in
stocks. In total disregard of a surplus
bank reserve, which was virtually ex
hausted before the boom began. The
November money squeeze led to an
overwhelming crash In stocKS,
Blast Furnace Hurts Many.
CHICAGO. Dec. 30. (Special.) Five men
were probably fatally hurt and hundreds
of others thrown Into a panic by an ex
plosion of a blast furnace at the Illinois
Steel Company's works, in South-Chicago,
today. Nearly all the windows in the
plant were broken bv the concussion. Tho
explosion was caused by an oversupply of
gas. which the safety doors or the furnace
could not carr off. Molten ore names and
suffocating fumes belched from the fur
nace with a roar that could be heard for
Huge Wave Boards Utter.
NEW YORK. Dec. 30. The White
Star steamer Celtic, which arrived to
day from Liverpool, encountered a ter
rifle hurricane on Christmas day. A
giant wave broke over the starboard
quarter and ripped out a section of
the heavily-plated waist bulwarks. The
sea swept through the engineer's gang
way, flooded various compartments
and smashed in windows, doors and
Bark Challenger Readied.
KOBE. Japan. Dec. 30. The American
bark challenger, of San Francisco. Cap
tain Peterson, from Killisnoo. Alaska,
which caueht fire in Kli Channel, has
been beached. The vessel is being pumped
out. and it Is expected that she will be
able to proceed for Osaka In a few days.
New Line to New Zealand.
VICTORIA. B. C. Dec. M. The con
tract for a new steamship line with a
monthly service between British Colum
bian ports and New Zealand, was signed
today at Ottawa by the Canadian govern
ment and Sucknall BrqjL, of Liverpool.
General Davis Off to Europe
XIV YORK, Dee. 3ft-GeeraI Geersc
"W Davta. f the Paaama. CMwi Cnmbm
stou. salted for Km rot a today on the
steamer Xw York. 'J
M MODERN WAYS
Chinese Commission Is Soon
Coming to America.
HEADED BY HIGH OFFICIAL
All Honors Will Be Shown State De
partment Another Commission
Will. Co to Europe Tor
WASHINGTON. Dee. 3J. The Chinese
Minister here. Sir Chen Tung Liung
Cheng, called at the State Department
today to notify Secretary Root otaeial
ly of the departure from China for
this country of thy imperial commis
sion, composed of two Chinese of high
degree and .i numerous and brilliant
staff of attendants, who have been
charged by the Chinese government
with the task of studying American
political, military, naval, educational
and industrial methods.
This commission will stop at Hono
lulu on the way across the Pacific for
a few days and Is timed to arrive In
Snn Franciseo Januury 16. At that
port the officials will be .accorded ail
of the courtesies and facilities usually
bestowed upon visiting diplomats
charged witn special missions. Travel
ing overland. the commission will
reach Washington about January 21
and will take up its residence at the
Secretary Root has already charged
Cliark-!? Denhy. the chief clerk of the
Department of State and ex-Secretary
of Legation at Pekm. with the duty
or receiving and caring tor the com
mission H behalf of the Government.
Notwithstanding the formidable task
set for them. The commissioners expect
to complete the Investigation of Amer
ican methods in three weeks, when
they will return to China. At the head
of the commission is General Tuan
Fung. He Is a Manehu and Is known In
his own province under the name of
Tokrow. At present he Is Governor of
the Province of Hunan and was recently-
acting Viceroy of Hunan and
Following closely upon this Amer
ican commission, probably coming on
the next steamer, but landing at Seat
tle Instead of San Francisco, will come
another commission headed by Hslung
Chlneng. the present Acting-Governor
of th lrovince of Shantung. This
commission Is tcdo in Europe what the
first commission Is to undertake In
America. But It will be in no haste to
reach its destination and expects to
make a stay also In Washington or
the way across tho 'continent to tkai
ship for Europe.
In sending these commissions abroad,
as the matter was explained to Mr.
Rt'Ot. the Chinese government Is seek
ing to emulate Japan and Intends to
follow the example of that nation in
freely availing itself of the best of
modern foreign ideas which can be en
grafted upon Chinese civilization.
DAILY CITY STATISTICS
Bit A Y-HAYNES Edwin Bray. 39. comer
Ninth and Irvine streets; Lillian Haynrs. 2."..
M'CABE-M'DEVITT John H. HcCabe, 40.
Helena; Frances B. McDevitt. sit
CRAllPTOX-MIDDACGH Joseph W.
Crampton, 20. SOU Gideon street; Ljdla. G.
MILLER-BRACMBAUGH John TV. W.
Milter. 2054 Washington atroct; ilona. P.
HALVERSON'-HAKRIS Oscar Halvcrson.
23; Laura Harris. 20.
SVEE-TOREMAN J. V. Svec. 32. Forest.
Wash.; Mary J. Torinan. 30.
CLASE-DE MAYER August Clase. 53, 3SS
North Seventeenth street; Clementina Do
BRCCE-BAKER L. J. Bruce, 23. Port
land Hotel; Ona Baker. 20.
HARDESTY-DE LANO Charles Edward
Hardest-. 23; Estella OeLano. 21.
BERG-SYLVESTER Louis Berg. 2U; Julia
E. Sylvester. 21.
FLANDERS-HOUSTON John Couch Flan
ders. 40; Mabel Claire Houston. 23.
LEATHERMANX-H ABERMANJi Dan
iel Leatherman. 32. 233 Fourtn street; Tllile
E. Habermann. 23.
FINE-WILSON Eben Fine, 21. Bake
Oven; Amanda Wilson. 10.
NAGEL At 070 Upshur street. December
13. to the wife of Stephen Nagel. a daughter.
SHORT At 26Ste Front street. December
23. to the wife oC Frederick W.. Short, a son.
FENTOX At s!2 Overton street. December
2S. to the wife of Jefferson Davis Fenton, a
BOOTHE At 737 Michigan avenue. De
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cember 27to the wife ot Kay W.Bdotie.
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BUSH" At Good Samaritan Hospital. De
cember "Si to. the wife ot Robert' Lee Eijsh.
of 3U MItr street, a son.
YOUNG At " SL Vtnconfs ' rluspStal, De
cember 29. Waldo O. "i'oung. a native of
Massachusetts, aged 47 years, 3 montiis and
CAMPBELL Killed hi freight trala
wreck at Canton. Wash.. December 27. An
thony B. Campbell, a native of Oregon, age-t
2tt years. 8 months and days. Kemalns
brought here lor interment.
PECK At 6Ja Union avenur. DecennV
27. James Peck, a native or eliigland.' uged
GARR At Vancouver. "Wash.. December
23. Mrs. Mary E. Garr. a native pf Indiana,
aged 33 years; 3 months and 3 days, itt
malns brought here for interment
VAN DRAX At Hotel Oregon. December
2it. Kaspar Van Dran, a native of Grmani,
iKcd 3S years. 0 months and 23 days. Kt-t
mains sent to Albany. Or., for Interment.
V.VR ITJJ A t St Vincent's Hospital, Ln--ceraber
27. Rose, daughter jr Mr. -nud Mt.
Joseph Varltz. of 375 Raleigh street, a na
tive of Hungary, aged 14 "years.
CLAYTOX At 4UU Morrison-" street. De
comber 20. Edward Clayton, a native of Vir
ginia, aged 50 years.
WISXER At I5 Tenth street, Decembec
2i. JefCery Amherst IVisner, a nutlve cf
Elmlra. N. Y.. aged 63 yearn, 7 months and
WILLIAMS At 411 Seventh stret. De
cember 2U. Mrs. Roxanna Williams, a na
tive of Hurtford. Conn., aged 00 ye.uns I
month and O days.
TISACY At 3S3 Lovejoy street. Decemb.-.
30. Michael Tracy, a nutlvu of Irolanu.
aged 70 years.
K. B. RICE Dwelling. Wasco street, be
tween East Twenty-second and East Twenty-fourth.
C. R. BLACK Dwelling. Albina avenue,
near Je&sup street. S1000.
WALTER REED Repair of dwelling. EaM
Third and Paelnc streets, $130.
JOSEPH BURKHARD Repair or stor..
East Burnside street, between Grand ainl
Union avenues. ?40S.
M. X. PETERSOX Barn.' Union avenua
and Ash street. ?00O.
Real Estate Transfers.
C. U. Meussrforffer to Marietta Meusa
dortTcr. parcel Samuel Hlrpie Tract,
beginning 330 feet S. and oO feet E.
ot X. K cor. block 12. Wheeler's
William A. MacRae and wife to Maude
G. Henderson, lot S. block 231, '
Couch Add 13,500
Joseph 31. Healy to Security Savings
& Trust Co.. jsAV. Vi of S.W. i ot
Sec. 3; X W . -Vi of X.W- Vi Sec. IV.
and-.N. Vs ot X.E. L Sec y. T. I
X.. It. C E. 1
Lllias Thomson to Robert F. Hall. 30xi .
10O feet, beginning S. line Gllsan
100 feet E. of E. line ot 22d 1
Mary Hackency and husband to Earl
C. Brunaugh, parcel land beginning
X.W. cor. block IS3. Caruthera Ado. 1.100
Title Guarantee & Trust Co. to J. A.
Mills, lot 2. blocjj 10. W. Piedmont. 2u
Romo Bernstein to John' Al Shcphani
and wife. 100x50 feet, beginning X. r
line Everett ICo feet E. ot- E. Unu
21st st 3.0VO
Security Savings & Trust Co. to E. C.
Mcars. Uts- 3, 4. block 20, John Irv-
mg'a Add. : 1
Portland Lone- Fir Cemetery -Co. to An-'
drea Bcrrysolk. X- lot It. block. 33,
Cemetery : - 30
Rachel Mendelson and husband to Mt-
P. Cannon, lot;. 10, II. block 10. Parte.
Add.- to Albtfla. -..vs.i i2 3W
Waldemar Seton and wife to- D.- X.
Bardowlck and wire. lots 1, 2. blogk
2S. Feurer'a Add .'.i.i 2.31MJ
D. G. Tomaslnt and wife to -Jonathan-Moore.
W. 45 rcet ot X. ,i lot '2S. .
block 1. Albina .3.0W
Mary L Miller to Robert A. Miller.
lota 13, 10. block 2S3. Couch Add.'.ji 40',U
X. J. Sails to A. C. Hoggatt and wife;c
30x5t feet, beginning. S.. line Bejraont
50 feet B. of E: line of K. 10th sti::.r.2.ijJ
Marion Venrteez and wife to Fidelity'
Trust Co.. lot S, block 11. and X.
lot 5. block 11, Blacklstone's Add... 4,3U
H. M. Cariock to Florence -Merges Car
lock, lot 13. block 20, Willamette
Heights Add I
Security Savings & Trust Co. to Helen
G. Glcsy. W. '. lot 3 and E. V lot
4. block 10. John Irvlng's First Add.
Arleta Land Co. to G. Henry Slmoson.
hi. 2S. block 3. Arleta Park Xo. 2...
Same to W. J. Reckford. lots 1, 2.
block 2.. Arleta Park Xo. 2
Mr. Jessie Zimmerman and husband
to Mathew Becker, 5 acres, beginning
193 rods E. and 152.23 rods X. of
5. W. cor. of Arehon Kelly's D. L. C.
Cella-A. Priest and husband to illrta
Max Sperger. lot 22. block 15, WU-liams-Ave.
A. W. Glesy and wife to Mabel IS.
. Todd. X. A of S. i and S. Vz of parr
eel Glddeon & Tlbbetts D. L. C
Eliza. A. Sperry et al. to John Donovan,
parcel land beginning S. line block
5. subdivision Proebrttel's Add.. S3
feet 0 Inches E. of S.W. cor. block 5
Vincent Cook to Robert H. Jonts, lot
1, block "D." Cherrydale
C. B- Stilt ami husband to W. C. AI
vord. lot 16, block 10. Orchard
Pacific States Trust Co. to W. K.
Smith, strip 20 feet wide in X.W. Vi
of S.W. V,. Sec. 15. T. 1 X.. R. 1. EC
JoveDh G. Houston and wife to H. G.
Slbray. lots 51 to 54. block "G,"
Security Savings & Trust Co. toG. D.
Peters. lots y. to, diock s, jonn irv
lne"9 First Add
William M. Ladd et al. to Frederick
H. Strong, lot ... block 1, strong s
Portland Trust Co. to Rose Bernstein.
S. 40 feet lot 2. block 12. King's Sec
ond Add - - '
Lcontlne Sargousse and husband to Jo
sephine Bartololy, E. 10 feet Tract
"F," Graver's Add., and parcel
Tract "G." beginning X.W. cor. Tract
"G." and other property Grover"s
Richard Williams to Mary "W. Gaston,
block 301. city
Ferdinand Gundorph "to J. A. Stein,
lots i. 2. block 35. Sellwood
P. H. Martay to C. K. Burnside. lots
I. block Jixceisior I
Henry D. Fostc to Victor Land Co.
lots 19. 20, 21. block 14. Wlllametto
Henrietta Adams and husband to Rob
inson Carr. lot 2. block 6, Severance
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