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THE SUJiDAi OREGOIAX, PORTLAND, JANUARY 14, 1900.
i SITE OF BRIDGE
River Pilots Stati' Reasons in
: Document to-po Before
:: - Public-Rearing:
WOULD PROTEGT-SH iPPI NG
. Captain EmkenjSajSiPlloti Welcome
, . tlic XorUifBunk- Hond, Int.Sug
pest O'thcr itC3 Tor Crow-
. Captain Hamr'ETnkenrxttpre?Mitnff-ih
river pilots "-of.lhis port, .has drafted, a
protest to ba' Wed with, tho Port 6f Port
land next Tuesday aJlchiognVKircn tlrat
ooay win Jiearsppjscuous iw uiu nvi'fw
tioa for permission -"granting the cgfn
struction of tilts ' p'rojKJScd iCorthcrn- Pa
cific railroad bridge acrpss the Willam-
;ettc, near the foot of. Swan isianu. ano
.protest sets forth" 1'ts grounds Jn -detail,
and Captain Emkenbclicves, that even
tho Northern Pacific people will ;concede
tho objections to bo just.and proper.- j. "
"Jn speaking for tho pilots, IwJIl'say
that wo aro not opposed lo. tho construc
tion of a bridge." said Captain ,Emkcn,
"Wo are glad to sec the railroad enter
(Portland and know that a bridge Is neres-
Duo to. Arrive.
Steamer From. Date.
Senator. San Francisco Jan. 14
Aragonla, Orient Jan. 17
Columbia, San Francisco Jan. 19
Alliance, Eureka-Coos Say. ..Jan. 22
Northland, San Francisco.... Jan. 24
Ileanekc, San Francisco. .....Jan. 27
Due to Depart.
Stcarppr Destination. Date
Despatch, San Francisco Jan. 15
Nome City. San Pedro. ...... .Jan. 15
Cascade, San Francisco Jan. 10
Snnator, San Francisco Jan. 10
Columbia, San Francisco Jan. 21
Alliance. Euroka-Cees Bay. ..Jan. 21
Northland, San Pedre.- Jan. 2S
Aragonia, Orient Jan. 2S
Roanoke. Ls Angeles Ian. :i0
sary, but care should be taken that It is
rplaced where It will offer the least possi
ble obstruction to shipping; Railroad
and water traffic goes hand in hand, and
it is far from our intention of attempting
to place hindrance in the way of prog
reps; but it Is ioor policy to build up one
industry at the expense of another fully
"There are several good locations for
the bridge. "VYc would much prefer to
have it strung across the river between
the steel bridge and the Alblna ferry, for
with four bridges already across tho har
bor wo may as well have live. Another
good place is to be found t Linnton,
where ihc river forms a deep basin ex
cellently adapted fcr anchorage.
JThc .protest goes on to state that the
erection of any bridge acro.su the "Wil
lamette between Swan Island and St.
Johns would simply fence off. the lower
harbor, where the greater part of tho
shipping is done. It pays that "a good'
channel has been secured, with the re
sult that shipowners are now sending
larger ships here than ever before and
feel reasonably safe in so doing. Steam
ers are now coming here averaging from
SJO' to 450 feet in length. The steamer
"Knight Errant," recently here. Is 510
feet long, and the "Imaun," recently
here, left drawing 25 feet 7 Inches, and she
is4o feet long. The channel from- the
north pojnt of Swan Island to the pro
fosed.drawbrIdge of the Portland & Seat
tip Railway Company has a depth of 23
feet at low water. Said channel is a
dredged channel and is only 300 feet wide,
and the distance from the north point of
Swan Island to the proposed bridge is
4S00 feet. The distance from the steel
fridge across the Willamette River to the
proposed bridge Is 'four mllee, more or
less. . ' , .
In this connection the protest says:
Assuming that one of these large ves
sels has been loaded In the harbor at
Portland and has proceeded down the
river, until she reaches the bend at the
foot of Swan Island, where the bridge will
Be first visible, the question presents it
self to the master of the ship: "What are
you going, to do with a 400-root ship head
ing for a drawbridge in a 300-foot channel
with a rapid current, if the bridge is not
opened promptly in response to the ship's
signal?" You cannot anchor, as there
are no suitable anchor grounds available.
The only means of stopping the ship
would bo to let her go Into the bank of
the river, thereby blocking the channel
and making It necessary to lighter the
ship, at a great expense, in order to gel
"There is a large eddy to the north and
east of Swan Island light, and the current
fit. the river at that point Is bad. especial
ly so in the freshet season, which extends
from November until May. Dur'ng that
time the current from the west of Swan
island sweeps across towards the east
shore of the river, -making it extremely
dangerous. In that a steamer would have
difficulty in preventing the current from
carrying her broadside upon the piers of
the proposed bridge.
The construction of a drawbridge at tho
mouth of the harbor, as proposed, must
necessarily result in" great" "hazards to
The usual way to handle ships through
bridges In the port of Portland Is to ,se
oure the services of two. powerful, -tugboats
to assist the ship through the
bridges, -and If the proposed bridge la con
structed across the mouth of the. Jowcr
harbor at the point indicated, it would be
Ufcessary to retain tho services of said
tugboats the entire distance from Port
land .to.St, Johns, about four miles, which
would involve a largo additional expense,
and seriously hamper shipping.
Tho jjilots will also protest against the
proposed extension of the harbor lines at
"rwia's Point, a.t. the faot. of .Swan Isl
and, for permission of which application
has been made to Major S. W. Roessler,
United States Engineers. .
DERELICT IX STORM.
Steamer "W. U. Kruger Being: Towed
; . . , to San Francisco.
SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 13. The
steamer W. II. Kruger, in tow of the
steamers Sea Foam and Brunswick,
passed Point .Reyes' this morning. A
heavy gale is .blowing: and it will be
almost Impossible, for the vessels to.
cross the harbor bar until the storm
abates. - There are a number of pas
sengers on the, TV. H. Kruger which is
commanded by Captain Norberg, an -experienced
The Kruger left Fort Bragg Thurs
day for this port, became disabled yes
terday and drifted ashore near Casper,
on the Mendocino County coast. The
Sea Foam went to the rescue and suc
ceeded In pulling- her from the peril
ous position. The Brunswick was also
rent to the scene, and went to tho as
sistance of the Sea Foam to tow the
dls&bledVvessel to. this port. The "TV. IL
.Krurer, J reported to "be in&. water
logged condition and to have lost her
deckload of lumber. How seriously
she Js damaged will not be known. She
belongs to the Union Lumbor Com
pany. SAILOR USES IROX BAR.
UAJEiJEcxdinand Hits Shipmate Over
:, Head- jn Fit of Anger.
-A. E. "Fpratirxnd'1 s the name of a quick
tempered sallqr on .bqard the French bark
Asie, and s'esterday at noon he forgot
himself to the.cxtent .of striking a ship
mate with an utfprojidupceable name over
me Head with an iron, bar wniie the two
were deep in the 'hpldLprparlng the ves
sel for her cargo,. The. blow laid the
scalp open for several .Inches, and It is
considered remarkable thaT tho skull was
..not fractured. In the absence of a phy
sician, the first o'fficcr dressed the wound.
Harbormaster Ben BlgHn was notified
by telephone, and he at once repaired to
Ihe'iShlD" at Monteorrierv dock, and nlaced
"lhedangerous man under? arrest. Assault
and battery was "the charge-placed against
me name ol -rsrqinana. at. ine x-oncc o ta
li on, where he was looked" up. The caso
will come up Monday, when it- will be up
to the clenk ro-unrayer the katers of the
.name of ..the sajlor vho, is -npw nursing a
very- sore -hCMid. - -
"WHEAT STEAMER DAMAGED.
rAbcrgcIdlc-Fronr-l'ortlimd, Hit by
- YOKOHAMA Jan.; 33.-Tho Japanese
steainer' Hbngkong. rrbko'Jrom hor moor
iojgs d1jrjng.ji5.galp hcrjtpaay and collided
with the'ilrltlsh stoaiper AWgdldo, from
Portland, Or. Tho latter was badly dam
aged but tho Hohgkolig Maru was only
slightly injured. - "
Tfib Abprgieldo'Ift Astoria November 14
for Yokohama and Yokoichl with 1S3.503
bushejs oC wheat, valued at The
'cargo 'Was furnished by G. "V. McNcar &
MM AT WIVES MERCY
STOHM DUIVIJS IllG CLYDI2 I.1XER
PnnMciincrs and Creir Are Mint Off
I-'rom Shore by IIlRb 'rn
ATLANTIC CITY. N. J.. Jan. IX. The
CO portions who comprise the passen
gers and crew of the big Clyde lino
steamer Cherokee, whlchvvcnt ashore
early yesterday in Brlgantlne Shoal,
arc completely cut oft from the out-f-ldc
world tonight. Not since 4 o'clock
this afternoon has there been a signal
from the steamer. At this hour the
captain signalled that all were well
and that his vessel was lying cany,
with its none atuck deep in the sund.
Earlier in the day a signal hud been
received from the stranded steamer
asking that lighters be sent out as
soon as possible. "When- this message
was received, word was dispatched to
the Delaware Breakwater for the
lighter and they arc expected to reach
the Cherokee, early tomorrow morning;.
Rumorc were in circulation here to
day that the crew of the Brlgantlne
life-savlngr station had been lost while
returning to the shore from the Cher
okee, Communication with the Cher
okee dispelled the fears of the friends
of the life-savers w-lien it .was learned
that the men were wife on. board, tho
Old captains who arc familiar with
the coast hereabouts way there is no
danger of the Cherokee going to piucea
so Ions' as her bow can be kept in the
soft bed of sand. The only danger, they
say, would be in the wave . striking
the.veascl broadside and tlirbwiitfr Jt
Tnc wind tonight had full en to about
30 miles ui hour and hope is enter
tained that before morning: the gale
will have spent Its force,
"WILL CHARTER STEAM 12 IS.
Jlarry iToung. Leaves tor-San. Fran
cisco on Important Mission.
Harry Young; agent for the North.
Pacific Steamshin Cnmnanv. irft for
San Francisco last night In the in
terest of the newly Incorporated Inde
pendent Ticket Company and also Co
arrange" for a steamotf to" .go on the
Portland-Yaqulna Ba3ui oarjy In th-n
Spring. He will endeavor to charter a
vessel of 'not more than ten fotft draft
but still of a capacity for not less than
juo tons or freight. and about T0 pas
Before hs "departure. Mr. Yhunc- rn-
ceived a message from -Charles.-P-. Doe,
manager of the Noriir "ParAr Krnam.
ship Company, stat'n&.that 1!ie -steamer
Roanoke would sail.- 4f or, Portland on
me -win 01 mis month 10 rosumereg"
ular service between t1f1snnrt-aha ts
Stieks in Sort 3Iud.
SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. Tho Me
diants Exchange has received a dispatch
irom i-ori uownsend stating tlwtt the
American shin Elwell rfrlftbri
high tide tills morning during a southeast
gaic sne is reported to be fast in the
soft mud about a mile west of Port
Hudson. The Elwell was bound from An
con to Port Towhsend in ballast.
AVrccked on First Trip.
VICTORIA. B. C!. Jan. IS Tho. n!m.
Nell is a total wreck at Metlakatlah,
having drifted on a rock off Point T?i.nr
on January during a heavy gale. Tho
Nell was burned a year ago and ivas re
built and lengthened. She was on her
first trip to Victoria when wrecked. Cap
tain -Oliver and crew have abandoned the
Eil'crlc Duo Here Tuesday.
There will be a rush at the North Pa
cific lumber mills for a couple of days in
order to make room for ih Wp Priti.h
steamer Ellcric,. .which is dic .to. arrive
Tuesday from Comox to load for Aus-
uiiiut. j jic iuenc is now -at the Brit
ish Columbia nort and
yesterday stated that she would sail Mon-
oay ior tne uoiumc-ia River.
Rough Bar DeIaysShipping.
ASTORIA Jan. 13. The '.imr rra
very rough today, with a
running- and no vessels were able to
cross out. The.'steamer Alliance vont
down to the bar, but -was 'compelled
10 lurji uacK.
Windy .on Fitget Sound,
TACOMA, JatrL OZA-HeaCy. -.winds are
blowing $ff the-;crfd4oh1g3it; a 25-
iahii.gfe to Shipping $ q
BELLINGHAM. Wash;. Jtfn. 13..So
far as known no serious damage to
shipping: has occurred in this vicinity
in the storm blowing; over the lower'
Sound since last night
Launch Fox Seized by Sbcrlff.
ASTORTA. fir.. .Tin. rSnli i" tu-
fasoMne lauach Fox, which arrived' here
6o ,-.vire(;uMfia; jiacorna. ; The
wind. -Is from- the Welft'an'dlt-"greatest
velocity will " be. .across the. north' -end of
the Sound. '- -.;,: z-
this morning from Portland, was seized
today by Sheriff Linville under execu
tion In tho case of the First National
Bank vs. John Reld, to recover payment
of a note for 5S70 and In the case brought
by Fulton Bros, against Captain Reld
to recover 5197 attorneys' fees.
Jean Baptistc Leaves Up.
ASTORIA. Or., Jan. 13. Special.)-The
French bark Jean Baptiste. which dis
charged 00 tons of coal at this port, left
up the river this morning for Portland,
where she will unload the balance of her
Sargent Towed, to Knappton.
ASTORIA, Or.. Jan. 13. Special.) The
American ship C F. Sargent was towed
across tho river to Knappton today. She
will load lumber for New York.
The barkentlne Forest Home left down
yestorday morning bound for San Fran
cisco. Tho steam schooner Sequoia Is coming
to Portland from San Francisco by way
The steamer Asuncion arrived at the
Portsmouth tanks during the night with
a cargo of olL
The steamer. ToKcnham has shifted to
the dolphins, where she will receive lum
ber from barges.
Tho schooner Aurora arrived up yester
day -frpm Rainier and went to. the Port
land Mills to finish her lumber cargo.
The French bark La Rochejaquelln wxnt
to thft coal bunkers yesterday to tako a
supply of fuel for her donkey engine.
Captain H. Baker, of Detroit; Mich., Is
expected to arrive itj Portland this week
to figure on floating the steamer Geo. -"W.
Tho British ship Saint Mungo sails this
morning for the United Kingdom for or
ders. Captain Buchan Is being congratu
lated for not having lost a single sailor
while in the harbor.
Major Alfred Palmer has arrived from
San Francisco to succeed Captain Jesse
M. Baker, local Quartermaster of tho
United States Army, who has been trana
f erred to Seattle. Major Palmer served
in Manila until recently.
Commander J. P. AVerllch, who is to re
lievo Captain Heilner as local Lighthouse
Inspector.- will arrive Monday from "Wash
ington to assume his new duties. Com
mander Heilner Is In San Francisco at
tending the court-martial of the ofllcers
who were on the Bennington at the time
sho blew up.
Domestic and Foreign Ports.
ASTORIA, Jan. 13. Condition f the bar
at 8 A. M.. rouph; wind. suth; weather.
cktHdy. Arrived down at 0 A. M-, rtewncr
Alliance: arrived down at 9:15 A. M.. British
bark VaR4ara and barkentisio Georgina;
outftJ4e at 9 A. M.. a three-masted bark; ar
rived and left up at 3 P. M- steamer Asun
cion, from San Francisco; arrived down at
o I. teamr Bee.
New York. Jan. 13. Arrived Rotterdam,
Plymouth. Jan. 13. Arrived St. Iuis,
from New York.
DAY OF FRANKLIN'S BIRTH
I'UIIMC I.IHHAltY ARRANGES
HIMory of Great American Life and
"Writing for the Two Hun
The Portland Public Library is taking
deep interest In the approaching (200th
anniversary of Benjamin Franklin's birth,
and, for the convenience of the reading
public,- a complete bulletin of circulating
books is posted and the books conveniently
at hand. "The man for whom the history
of science and the history of empires con
tend with each other" has had many
books written concerning his life and his
scienUiic'uccompllshments. The reforencc
room also contains much of interest on
tho subject, and even the children's room
Is well supplied. On Wednesday after
noon. Miss Hassler will tell the children
stories of the life of Franklin, and give
them some idea of what he did for the
The county work is progressing favor
ably under the supervision of Miss Fox.
who has taken hold of her new duties
with great enthusiasm. On January 30 a
meeting was held at Linnton and a free
reading-room organized. The citizens of
that town .took the proposition up eagerly,
and wasted no time In getting quarters
for the new library. Mr. Kinsman, one
of those present, volunteered to make the
tables and racks for the books, and the
Linnton Mills donated the necessary lum
ber, this makes -it possible to open the
new room next Tuesday, after which It
will be open every evening at S o'clock.
The officers arc: President. Mr. McCor
mlck; secretary. Harry Deverel; treas
urer, Mr. Johnson; librarian. Mr. Shafer.
A traveling library will be sent out from
the Public Library tomorrow.
Gresham also has a now library, which
was organized January 6, with Dr. J. W.
Short as president; Mrs. W. Clanahan,
vice-president; H. L. St. Clair, secretary.
and D. J. Culey, treasurer. A fresh library
was sent to est Portland last week, and
Enginehouse No. 6 was supplied with
The books on Franklin which can be
taken from the Library are:
90.2 K36 Brlggs. C. F. Franklin. (See
Homes of American statesman, pp. 63-76.)
SC3.2 B634f Bolton. Mrs. S. K. Benja
min Franklin. - (See her Famous Amer
ican Statesmen, pp. 3S-76.)
B FS31c Ceremonies attending the un
veiling of the statue of Benjamin Frank
lin. B FS31F Ford, P. L. Many-sided Frank
lin. B F S31 Franklin, Benjamin. Autobi
ography. 80S FS31 Franklin, Benjamin. Life and
correspondence. (Sec his Works, v. 7-10.)
925 G235-Garnctt. William. Bcn'amin
Franklin. (See his Heroes of Science, pp.
B FS31H Hale. E. E.. and Hale. E. tl.
Jr. Franklin In France,
926 HS78-HubcrU P. G. Benjamin Frank
lin. fSec his Inventors, pp. 5-44.)
B- FS31Mc McMastcr. J. B. Benlamln
Franklin as a man of letters.'
B FS31P Parton, James. Life -and times
of Benjamin Franklin.
SIS FS31s Franklin. Bcniamln. Prefarrj.
proverbs and poems.
SIS FS31 Franklin, Benjamin. Poor
SOS !FS3i Franklin. Bcniamln- WorV
SELECTIONS FROM FRANKLIN'S
S0S.S M123 Too dear for the whistle (See
Lincoln literary collection.)
S018 B435 v. 2 Frankllns toast. Pflmbl
against persecution. Turning the grind
stone, i&ee upen sesame, v. 2.)
S10.S M423 Franklin, Benjamin, Letter
to -Benjamin Webb. Letter to Samuel
Mather. Way lo wealth, (See Master
pieces of American literature)
S03.S B1S1 3 Wav to make mnnor. nlonii-
in every man's pocket. (See Harper's
school speaker, v. 3.)
Calvary Baptist Roll Call.
The annual roll call and hanmiot nf
Calvary Baptist Church, East Eighth
and Grant streets., wan nartirJnntwi n
by members of the church and congrega
tion rnaay ntgnu Alter supper the pas
tor. Rev. A. Lawrence Black, presided,
while a programme was rendered. Includ
ing nn orcan voluntary bv Mr. nnc
recitation by Miss. Florence Cornell and
violin solo by Miss Glcnola Scrlbncr. Out
of a" membership of ISO, some 105 respond
ed lo their , names, cither In person or
bv letter. Deacon J. W. Howell.
the charter naeaabers, save a krif hUj
(Sh Fraaclco Examiner.)
Two Sisters and Uncle Cured
Without Knife or Pain,
Km XUnbctk HedBT lSettf Mrt!
tree. Sua Tr&acbce, CiL, lost Imt mstkarl
abrat a ycr t after a rurtfcal eyenUea
twr a imp la Twr krMtk Urs. Ucdar
feer tiaUr eaak kit a lart lorn la ar
T&reatrt, wklaa keens a pelwMwg atiaj
caaocr. PearlBr tiy weald die u U4 ikei
asatlter Lbey rafuied f rati em.
Hearlag cf Mr. Crorta-nlU'c (We Arf
lixta KTacue, Oakltad, CaL) Tee triable
ear -vitleat kalfe or pala ay a -vssderfol
Facile Iilaad plaat extract, tick titter asd
alio xa aacle hx caaoera ert4 witkia tk
oae Boatk. aso, atraaiflly, irltkeat ooef
taWac the other. Tkete seted" saaetr trp-'
clxlUU "vks dlscerered aat ate thU reaHr,
ears kandrede ef ca&can that so oae katj
tli Lime elTet aad the pttleati erer kse-er,
a boat. Tkey ckrrr aothlcrtaatil cared aad,
08 er If they fall. The corn are male;
la the privacy of the patieat'i ova keme.
Dr. aad Mrx. Dr. Coxaaley & Co. are t&
ectora -who evred Mr. E. J. (Lockr) Bal4
via. Arcadia, CaL, of thre easeers jact
tkree yeara axo after X-ray kad saa4e his.
rack worse. Other phyiiclazj tbcsxlt ke
eoald aot he cured and would die la a few
aaoath. Hli teetlraony la his ova wordz Is
la Dr. Chxsaley'e hook, which la the heat
Ter publUhed oa ctscera, It eoatalas
jrreof that aay lamp la weenan! breut U
aoer, auto that any tuaor, Icaap or aara
sa the Up, face or anywhere la cancer.
Dr. Chamler la declared hj kit patleata
to be ens ef the meat hoaett. tlEcare aad
kjad-bearted doctora ther ever kcew He
te the beet authority In America cs the care
ef caacert,. harlnr cured xacre la thLrtj
tkree yeara thaa aar other doctor Hrlag.
To set the doctor bock free, wrlta to x!
Third ttreef, San FraBcItco. Cal. '
tory of the church, showing Its growth
from a mission in tho days of ferns and
no East Side street-cars, to its prewnt
proportions. Rev. James A. Clarke, edi
tor of the Pad tic Baptist, spoke on the
subject of the church today and its Held,
emphasizing the Importance of Improving
the present time. J. Homer Clark read
a paper entitled. "A Dream Shall It
Become a Reality?" describing a church
such as Calvary might hope to become
Seld Gain, the Chinese interpreter, sang
"Beyond the Gates of Paradise" and
after responding to an encore, the con
gregation. King the "Glory Song." and
dispersed with a general feeling of good
fellowship. FLAWS IN PRIMARY LAW
Dudley Evans Says Defects Arc Jrany,
and Calls for Organization.
PORTLAND, Jan. 13.-(To the Editor.)
The Initiative and the direct primary
have placed great power In the hands of
the common people. The new methods
long have been considered Ideal, but with
their adoption comes realization of the
duty imposed on the electors, to enable
them to secure the bencfitsL
Tho law Is calculated to dethrone the
party "boss," and give every man a
square deal before the people and to do
away with slated conventions, against
which no man could hope for success, no
matter what his qualifications, unless- he
was on the list of cligibles, as submitted
by the boss.
The Idea suggests Itself that the direct
primary, applied to election of delegates
to a convention, would accomplish the
same ends as this law and afford a safer
plan of representation, for example: All
the precincts to select delegates- to a
convention, along the lines as now pro
posed, for candidates for nomination.
However, we have the present system and
the question remains: How most intelli
gently to carry out its provisions, without
sacrificing party lines entirely at the gen
It is a well-known fact that the ordi
nary voter, be he laborer or merchant. Is
busy with his own struggle for existence.
yet he can hardly expect the direct pri
mary matter to work out Its own destiny
with no attempt at organized efforL
If no system of voluntary organization
Is effected, the poor man cannot hope to
be selected as a party candidate, against
one with means at his command to put
up a machine or his own. What chance
has a poor man to receive the nomination
or recommendation for United States Sen
ator, If the X0 or more newspapers of this
state take no Interest In pointing out his
merIU? He that can afford to exploit his
candidacy through their advertising col
umns will have an advantage not to be
The present law. to fulfill Its crand nos-
sibilltles, makes It incumbent on volun
tary organizations to select, by fair and
honest methods, the best men and make
recommendations for their nomination.
Under the law, without such organiza
tions, there are no means of making a
campaign except by personal effort and
paid newspaper exploitation: no commit
tee on meetings, no public speakers, noth
ing to get a man's candidacy before the
public except the newspapers, and at so
much a line at that. Does' It not leave
the primary at the mercy of a compara
tively few men. to set them ud and shut
out all others than their favorites from
the use of the party name even If Che
vote cast should be small at the- primary?
At tne primary,, the plan is to elect
committeemen to constitute a party or
ganization to manage the campaign "of
the party candidates. This method has
both Its good and Its bad side from my
point of view. In the first place, any one
that can secure a 2 per cent signature to
a petition may become a candidate, but
m the absence of an organized effort.
how Is the average voter to tell which
ones represent the best Interests of the
party or who possesses tho best qualifica
tions for office? Then, too, the candi
dates must express themselves on the
ballot In not more than 12 words as to
their principles. This seems a number
wholly Inadequate to cover the ground In
many Instances, yet the candidate cannot
be allowed much If any more, owing to
the great numoer or canaldatee on tha
One good feature Is that the small per
cent of signers required will allow all
qualified electors, who wish to .serve In
an elective public office, equal opportu
nities to becoma candidates. But- that
throws down the bars arid with no guid
ing organization, the fittest jSen or even
fit men may not be selected In many In
If a candidate wishes to make a stump
campaign who is to set up the meetings,
and attend to the countless details nec
esiary If there be no organization? Tho
rich man can pay for such work but
what about the poor man?
Then there Is the great work of regis
txatk-to ka -lkad altar. Alkrw, rl
Powers' January Sale
This week, a great effort will be made to break all former
selling records. Our floors are filled with the World's
best in Furniture, Carpets and Housefurnishings all at
prices that assure you savings way out of the ordinary.
Installment Credit, as practiced by this establishment, is the
modern method of relieving: the wage-earners' burden. No
salary-worker can furnish a home AT ONCE if he has to pay
cash for his furniture and household goods. It is a matter of
months, and often years, of pinching- and saving. By our plan,
he can furnish A HOME COMPLETE IN 24 HOURS, and he
can take" months to pay the bill. He uses his furniture while
paying for it He has no cares and worries. He doesn't have to
deny himself or family anything and it doesn't interfere with his
living expenses. We give our absolute guarantee with every pur
chase, and if goods are not as represented, we return your money.
We. issue series No. 4 in our Furniture-Building Contest .Be
sure and COME DOWN TO THE STORE and get your dia
gram. On account of our JANUARY SALE rush we will be un
able to award prizes until Feb. 10 instead of Feb. 3, as advertised.
REMEMBER, $125 IN GOLD TO THE WINNER
say that if the press and public do not
help there will he a woeful lack of inter
est. Who Is to circulate the petitions for
state offices In at least one-tenth of the
precincts In at least seven counties? It
means practically three campaigns cir
culation of petition, primary election and
All this means 'great expense and hard
work and the result to be fenred is a
disinclination of the best man. If he hap.
pens to be poor to Incur the expense with
out the assistance of an organization.
Who will watch his count In the hun
dreds of precincts of this state? It seems
to me almost hopeless for a poor man.
especially If he be new to the public,
to attempt nomination. Of course, the
old and well-known office-holder will havo
a machine of his own. by virtue of being
tho incumbent, but what chance has the
Space forbids the setting forth of tho
many other objections that could be sug
gested. We must organize, and there
must be a turning out of the representa
tive members of all parties If that Is nec
essary to effect the organization, or all
party lines will be disregarded.
I have failed to find In the primary law
any provision for the election of Presiden
tial electors. In the samplo ballot ac
companying the primary law there is no
mention of Presidential electors and we
must therefore consider that the intention
Is to hold a state convention under the
But docs It not seem that this is a
mistake and that it will necessitate a
special election for delegates to a state
convention? If so, under whose man
agement Is that to be held?
City Committeeman for Precinct 23.
DAILY CITY STATISTICS
CAiTPBELINEFP Gny Campbell. 21;
Cora KefT. 20.
B I SB EE-MAC HAIE R. M. Blsbee. 36.
Forest Grove; Anna T. MacHal. 21.
RAGLIONE-COLANGELO Gaetano Ragll
one. 25. COO Sixth street; Florento Colan
ROBERTSON-M'DONALD A. M. Robert
son. 25, Dawson City; Helen McDonald. 27.
JEFFERT-PRICE Robert T. Jeffery. 32.
Astoria; Ida. Price. 28.
DJXLEY At 03 East Thlrtr-flfth street.
January 11. to tha wife or Clarence M. DH
ley, a daughter.
CODY At 262 East Thirty-seventh street.
January 10, to the wife of Edward F. Cody,
a daughter. . .
FOSTER At 212 East Thirty-sixth street,
to the wife of Ellbert J. Foster, a daughter.
FLODIN At St. Vincent's Hospital. Janu
ary 13. Marlcis Flodin. a native of Norway,
aaed 23 years.
OSMOK At Butte. Mont. January 9, Miss
May Osmoa. a native of Minnesota, aged 23
years. Remains brought here for interment.
FO H RER-A t Salem, Or.. January 12.
tr.n. r.hM. - i
Dignified Credit to All
KIG At 561 East Burnside street. Janu
ary 10. John Andrew King, a native of Min
nesota, aged 20 years, 8 months and 2 days.
LARSOX At 510 North Twenty-fourth
street. January 12. Clarence Infant son
of Mr. and Mrs. X.ouia Larson, a native of
Oregon, aged 4 months and 14 days.
GOODRICH7 At 330 Belmont street, Janu
ary 13, Cuthbert Aldan. Infant son of Mr.
und Mrs. Frederick M. Goodrich, a native of
Portland, aged 2 days.
SAB EL Drowned In "Willamette. River,
foot of Jefferson street, January. 12, Joseph
Sabel, a native of New York City, aged 52
years. 2 months and 4 days.
LADD At 202 Couch street, January 7,
Dennis O. Ladd, aged 75 years.
KNOBLOCK At St. Vincent's. Hospital.
January 12, Axel Knoblockt a native of
Sweden, aged 25 years. Remains removed to
Astoria. Or., for interment.
WILLIAM SPEGEL Dwelling. Killings
worth avenue and Kankakee street. $1600.
MRS. SPEGEL Dwelling. Manhattan
street, near Union avenue. 21000.
T. W. SHAUKLAN'D Dwelling. East
Twenty-fourth and East Ash streets. $1500.
GEORGE "W. OLIVER Dwelling. Emerson
street, between Garfield street and Union
Ileal Estate Transfers.
Larkin J. Shell and wife to William
W. Wing, lot 0, block 75. SeHwood-.X 225
L Everett Fenton to C M. Alden, lot
S. block 1. Byrney Add 2,973
A- XV. Lambert, trustee, to Ed -Campbell,
parcel land, beginning 3S4.4 Xeet
X. of SV cor. Van Schuyver.D. L.
C. section 7. T- 1 X., R. 1 E. 10
T. T. Morgan to Ed Campbell, blocks 3, .
4 and E. 100 feet block 5. Milton
Add ' io
Ellen M. Hughes and husband to II. J.
Morrlaoa. W. lota 1. 4, block 149,
Couch's Add .... 1
J. J. Jonaeon and wife to O. B. Olin,
lots 37, 42, Arleta Park '225
William Morginson and wife to Viola C.
Tell. 00x40 feet, lot 3. block 7, Dolan'a
Alico Schug and husband to H. Gordon,
lot 17. block 36. Sellwood 275
Sunnyside land & Improvement Co. to
Ruth Simpson, let 14. block 40, Sun
Gcorgo F. Rogers and wife to "YV. O.
"Vood. undivided lot 8 and "V. 14
feet fractional lot 0, block 85, Ral
eigh's Add.. x
Bophlo Ohler and husband to Clara B.
King. lot 9. block 7, Stewart Park.. 1-
J. H. Meyer and wife to D. J. Finn, un
divided K lots 8, 9. 10, block 11. Mc
Klnley Park l
Jasper C McGrew and wife to Mary
Meyer, lot 9. Mt. Scott Acres...... 450
Sarah J. Buckman to came, lot 8, Mr,
Scott Acres qqq
Mary Meyer and husband to D. J. Finn.
lots 8, 9. Mt. Scott Acres 1
Emma. Luclle" McKercher to Frank
Bruhn, lota 5, 6, block 221. Holladay
Add .... ...... .................. 500
Emll Bloesfeldt and wife to Oscar Falic- "
enbertr. 10 acres, beginning N'E. cor.
SE. ' of KB. i. Section 25, T. 2
3f.. R. 2" W. , 200
Amy E. MacMaster and husband to Fred
A. Schoppe. Is. H lot T. block 113.
city, and other property... 1
John F. Wilson" and wife to Reta Yo
hann. TV. H lot 4, block 31. Central
Alblna i .. .. 700
Reta Jobann aad husband to Dr. H. B.
Biersdorf. X. H lot 4, block 31, Cen
tral Alblna .......
Woodard. Clark & Co.. to Clarke Wood-
waro utvz t-o. 101 1, 4, Block 115,-
Couch. Add v... l
nnie Powers and husband to Minnie L.
Fsrtcrv Iota 1 to 5. aad lot "V," block
f, Sreefclaa Se&rJtts .,,,, OJSS
Addle Harman et al. to Portland Wool
en Mills, lot 4, block 15. city 1
Oak Lumber Co. to Portland Woolen
Mills, lots 1 to 5, 7, 8. block 5, North
ern Hill 1
College Endowment association to same.
lots 34. 35. 36, block 14. College Place 1
Portland Woolen Mills to M. L. Hol
brook. lots 34. 35. 36. block 14. College
Place; lots 1 to 5. 7. S.'block 5. .North
ern Hill; lot 4, block 15, Goodmornlng
Industrial Land Co. to Columbia Arm
' Investment Co.. 34 acres in SE. cor.
of D. S. Southmayd D. L. C. in SW.
cor. Section 6, T. 1 X.. R. 1 E.. and
96 acres C. and P. Stump D. L. C.
Section 6. T. IX.. R. 1 E. 65.wv
Sheriff to May Jenks. parcel land begin
ning intersection 20th and W. exten
sion Clay, city 3.000
Livingston Jenks and wife to L. O. Ral-
tfton, parcel land same property...... 1.650
Portland Lone Fir Cemetery Company
to A. Welche, lot 39. block 19, Ceme
Merchants' Investment Sz Trust Com
pany to G. W. Bever, lot 9. amended
plat lots 10 to IS. 23. Mt. Scott
Percy H. BIyth and wife to Robert E.
Davis, lots 3. 4. block 28. Willamette
Heights Add 3.5v
Sycamore Real Estate Company to Val-
' entine Sl'ttel and wife, lots 27. 23.
block 6. Kern Park K,o
Joste- Flynn and husband to J. E. M.
Black, lots 15. 16. block 36. Piedmont 7i-0
C. L. Wilson to C. H. Korell. lots 9.
12. block 306. Couch's Add 1
J. A. Reed to J. J. Kadderly, lots 5,
6. block 103. East Portland 67
Edward E. Moore et al. to H. D. Win
ters, lots 7, 8. block 115. East Port
Made Victim of Silly Hoax.
After messenger boys, ice-cream ven
dors, doctors, and. to cap the climax, a
clergyman to marry her daughter to a
stranger, had called at the residence of
Mrs. Francis Sealy, at 371 Second street
Friday night. In response to hurried calls
over the telephone, the mistress of tho
house called In the aid of the police to
protect her from further molestation and
notified the captains of the department
that the perpetrator of such practical
jokes should be run to earth.
Mrs. Sealy told the messenger boy po
litely that sho had not called for
one. The Ice-cream man was sent away
from the residence with assurance that
January was a poor time of the year for
such delicacies. When the physician
'called In response to an urgent message
Mrs. Sealy became worried. But when
a clergyman knocked at the door and
announced that he was ready to marry
Mrs. Sealy"s daughter to a prospective
bridegroom, Mrs. Sealy could no nothing
else than form the idea that her daughter
Some friend of the family is supposed
to have caused all the trouble. No efforts
of the police, however, have been availing
in running down the culprit
pay Returning "Without Prisoner.
Detective Joe Day. who left Portland
for Goldhelds. Xevada, to capture C. G
Vlckery on a charge of larceny., is re
turning without tho fugitive. A telegram
was received by Chief Gritzmacher last
night from Day saying that Vickery had
made- his escape through gross careless
ness on the part of Goldflelds authorities.
Day left Goldflclds yesterday and is ex.
pacie to arriva- hare Tuesday