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industry. For the past week experi
ments have been conducted by the wire
less station at Brant Rock, which Is
equipped with a wireless telephone, with
a small vessel stationed among the fleet,
12 miles out in Massachusetts Bay. Re
cently the fishermen wished to learn the
prices ruling In the Boston market- The
operator on the wireless fitted boat called
up Brant Rock, asking the price of fish
in Boston and received the information
FIVE FACE BARS
THE DEAF MADE TO HEAR
The Story of the Electrical Engineer
Geo. P. Way, Whose Lost Hearing
Was Restored by Mis Invention
Informations Returned by Dep
uty District Attorney.
THE SUNDAY OREGOXIAX. PORTLAND, NOVEMBER, 4, 1906.
OF SKAGIT WRECK
a 9 n
Second Mate of lil-Fated Ves
sel Tells Thrilling Story
EIGHT BATTLE FOR LIFE
After Terrible struggle Tliey Succeed
in Reaching Shore Captain Hose
and Cook Pinnock Ilcfuse to
Leave Ship and Are Lost.
SEATTLE, Wash., Nov. 2. (Special.)
Eight men huddled on the forecastle
head of a vessel fast pounding to piecea
on a rocky promontory; eight souls
struggling in a boiling surf for their
, lives, now being dashed against cruel
rocks, now climbing bruised and bleed
ing over the sea-swept reef, or fighting
midst a chaos of floating wreckage,
and two men going to their doom, are
some of the sights which met the gaze
of John Shulte, second mate of the ill
fated barkentine Skagit, which was
dashed ashore oft the Vancouver Island
coast on the morning of Chltober 25.
Ten men were aboard the luckless
Skagit, but two never reached the shore
alive, her captain, Lewis W. Rose, and
Cook Thomas Pinnock, refused to fol
low the other eight and lost their lives.
John Shulte, second mate of the
Skagit, arrived in Seattle yesterday
morning and gives a vivid description
of the events subsequent to the vessel's
striking and the terrible fight for life
on the part of those saved. Shulte was
on watch when the vessel struck at 12
o'clock. At that time he received or
ders to wear ship and heard the order
to head her east, one-half north. A
strong gale was blowing from the
At 2 o'clock the lookout reported
sighting a flashlight almost dead ahead
and the master ordered her course set
east one-half south. At 5:50 o'clock
First Officer Lenco was called to take
the morning watch. Immediately the
craft was headed due east. Five min
utes later the Skagit crashed on the
Then havoc reigned supreme. Seas
of tremendous height swept over the
vessel's stern and swirled waist high
along her decks. One of her topmasts
went over the side, followed a second
later by the topgallant mast. To escape
Injury from falling spars, blocks and
tackle, all hands retreated to the cabin.
Five minutes after the first crash of
falling rigging, the mainmast went
over, followed a second later by the
mlzzcnm:ust. All hands then came on
dock and went aft. Hanging to any
thing they could get hold of, the ten
men waited, for what, not one of them
knew. So forcible were the seas which
swept the craft that her after cabin
was stoven in and shortly afterward
her starboard quarter was torn away
by the sea.
It was then that the men realized the
vessel was doomed, and that if they
wished to save themselves, the time
had arrived to take their chances. For
ward the forecastle head afforded a
safer shelter from the sea, but between
the poop deck and the forecastle head
was a mass of debris, tossed hither and
thither by the waves, which continu
ously boarded her.
Finally Second Mate Shulte, First
Mate Lenco and. four of the men started
for the forecastle head. At this time the
craft wns lying over on her beam
ends, and the men were forced to climb
along her bulwarks, hanging on for life
whenever a sea caine over tiiem. On
the after deck Captain Rose, Cook Fln-loH-k,
the donkeyman an,d one sailor
remained. Realizing that to remain aft
meant death, the donkeyman and sailor
followed the others forward. At that
time there was only one side of the
after cabin left, and a portion of the
I-or nearly five hours the men re
mained clinging to the forecastle head
and when finally that portion of the
vessel began to break up it was decided
that all hands must take their chances
by swimming. First officer Lenco was
the first to slide down the rope and let
go. The men watched ' him struggle
and cheered when he finally half stag
gered, half crawled to safety over the
rocks. Then one of the sailors made
tlie attempt, and succeeded in getting
nshore. Second Mate Shulte was the
third to leave. lie was not so lucky as
the two former shipmates. After free
ing himself from the jumbled mass of
debris near the ship's side, he was
thrown high up on a huge rock, only a
second later to bo lifted still higher
and hurled into a sort of miniature
basin, a hole in the rocks.
There was no escape in that manner,
and Second Mate Shulte was forced to
again plunge into the sea and make his
way back to the Skagit for another try.
There was no chance to swim,, and the
officer says it was a case of "go where
the sea saw fit to throw you." On the
second attempt Shulte was once more
hurled on the rocks. This time he hung
on. Near him ho sighted two pieces
of timber, a portion of the vessel's
knees, and a plank. 'With the aid of
the plank, which he shoved oft ahead
of him, Shulte once more took to the
water, and this time succeeded in
reaching the beach.
On the bench then gathered the
eight men, and on lookfng off toward
the wreck they could see Cook Pinnock
silhouetted against the horizon. They
waved and shouted for him to come
and save himself, but he remained im
movable, and finally disappeared.
After a consultation, the eight men
set out in search of help. Finding no
signs of civilization, the party decided
to build a shelter. With planks and
boards, upon the beach the men built
a little cabin and crawled into it to
escape from the biting wind.
I,ater, after another expedition for
help bad started out, an Indian came
along the trail, and guided the party to
the home of David Logan, a lineman
stationed a few miles away. There the
survivors were cared for.
On returning to the wreck, which by
this time was high and dry on the end
of a little peninsula of rocks, the In
dian and Logan boarded the craft, also
accompanied by a missionary.
There, lying on his face, was Cook
Pinnock. Whether the man was
drowned or killed by the force of the
waves could not be told. None of the
men know definitely just how Captain
Rose met his death. By some It Is said
he attempted to make shore as did the
survivors, while others say that he
would not leave his ship until the last
man had gone, and was eventually
washed overboard and drowned.
XKW VSE FOR AVIRFXKSS.
I lsliing Fleet at Sea Will lie Kept in
Touch With Market.
MARSH FIELD, Mass., Nov. .3. The
wireless telephone, It Is said, has suc
cessfully entered into the deep-sea fishing
VKSSEL NOT IX DISTRESS.
Tug Wallula Fails In Kifort to Bring
In Unknown Bark.
ASTORIA, Or.. Nov. 3. (Special.) The
identity of the four-masted bark which
was reported north of the mouth of the
Columbia River yesterday has not been
learned, but that she was not flying sig
nals of distress, as was currently re
ported, is certain. When the bark was
sighted from the lookout station she was
2f miies north of the river, and the tug
Wallula immediately started after her.
After getting outside the tug ran into a
severe gale, but was able to get within
about six miles of the bark, which was
in ballast. The bark looked like the
overdue Iverna. As she had three lower
topsails, foresail and main upper topsails
set and was headed off shore, the tug
could not overtake her.. She had no sig
nals of any kind flying.
The Wallula remained outside all night,
cruising about, but nothing more was
seen of the bark, which had evidently
run off shore to escape the force of the
gale. The night outside is said to have
been a terrible one, with the southwest
wind blowing at a high velocity, vivid
lightning and high seas, which washed
clear over the tug. This morning there
was no trace of the bark, and Captain
Reed decided to come inside, which he
did over an exceptionally rough bar.
WILL DISCUSS PRESENT LAW'S
Shipping Men Will Hold Important
Meeting in New York This Week.
NEW YORK, Nov. 3. An important
meeting of the American Association of
Masters, Mates and Pilots will be held
In this city November 12 and 13. The
laws governing the navigation of steam
vessels will be discussed. The object
sought for is to make recommendations,
if possible, for amendments to the differ
ent laws governing the navigation of
steam vessels. Addresses will be made
by General George Filler, United States
Supervising Inspector-General of Steam
Vessels: Ira Harris, United States Super
vising Inspector of Steam Vessels for Sec
ond District; W. Irving Coonis, the well
known marine underwriter; W. S. Van
Kureau. State Supervising Inspector of
Steam Vessels for the Inland Lakes; John
Sllva. president of the American Associa
tion of Masters and Pilots. The subjects
to be discussed will include the inland
rule as laid down by the Government and
the s responsibility of the masters and
pilots to the board of underwriters.
STEAMER NORTHWEST SINKS
River Boat Strikes Rock and Goes
Down in the Cowlitz.
The. river steamer Northwest, plying be
tween Cowlitz and Portland, Is now lying
on the beach three miles above Kalama
with a hole stove in her bottom. The
accident occurred Friday while the. North
west was on her regular return trip to
Portland. When Just above Kalama she
struck a rock. The steamer was im
mediately beached and the passengers
and crew safely landed. ,
The full extent of the damage is not
yet known, but it is not regarded as seri
ous by the Kellogg Transportation Com
pany, the owners of the boat.
The steamer Georgia Burton, carrying
divers, a complete wrecking outfit and
towing two cargoes, left for the scene
of the accident yesterday and it is an
ticipated that but little difficulty will be
met with in the raising of the wrecked
The Altona was chartered yesterday and
is now taking the run of the Northwest
pending her return to service.
Bark Again Disappears Off Bar.
Nothing was seen yesterday of the four
masted bark reported off the bar on
Thursday and it Is believed that under
stress of the present gale she had to
put to sea again. The tug Wallula. which
answered the call of the North Head look
out, returned Inside the bar Friday night
without having located the bark. It is
the general impression that the bark seen
on Friday was the long-looked-for Iverna,
which was spoken by the French bark
Sally off the mouth of the river on Oc
tober IS. It is not likely that the bark
having put to sea will be heard of again
for several days at least.
Tli Villa de Mulhouse will shift from
Oceanic to Irving dock today.
The British ship Allerton will finish
loading at Montgomery dock Monday.
The steamer Northland left for San
Francisco last night with a full cargo
A large steamer, presumably the Aztec,
was reported outside the bar yesterday
The Marechal de Castoirs is en route
up the river In tow of the Harvest Queen
and will arrive here today.
The French bark Empcreur Menelik
will discharge part of her cargo at As
toria before coming to Portland.
The Strathnairn will finish discharging
her cement cargo at Mersey dock tomor
row and is expected to leave for the
Sound by Tuesday or Wednesday.
The British ship Stronsa, from Callao
in ballast and under charter to Balfour,
Guthrie & Co., left up from Astoria yes
terday and is due in .the stream this
The French ship Genevieve Molinos
went into the stream yesterday from
Oceanic dock. She will be taken down
to Astoria tomorrow In company with the
lumber schooner Sailor Boy.
Advices have been received that the
British steamship Manchester Port, un
der charter to load grain and lumber
for Germany, is due to arrive from the
West Coast about November 17.
Captain Eberhardt. of the German
steamer Eva, spent the day yesterday in
receiving congratulations and passing
cigars around among his friends, the oc
casion being the Captain's thirty-sixth
A. F. Frey, private secretary to R. P.
Sehwerin, vice-president and general man
ager of the Harriman steamship lines,
has been promoted to the ' position of
assistant to Mr. Sehwerin, vice Edwin
Orrett. resigned. Mr. Frey's headquar
ters will be in San Francisco.
Arrivals and Departures.
ASTORIA, Nov. 8. Condition of the bar
at 5 P. M., obscured; wind southeast 22
miloH; weather rainy. Arrived down at a
A. M., bark C. B. Kenney. Arrived down at
D A. M.. German ship Nerelde. Left up at
10:15 A. M . British ship Stronsa. Left up
at 12 M., French bark Marechal d" Castries.
Outsldo at 6 P. M., a large steamer. Arrived
down at 5 P. M., Nome City from Stella,
San Francisco, Nov. 8. Arrived Ship
Leyland Brothers, British (Morgan), from
Antwerp; steamer Edith, from Seattle; whal
ing schooner Monterey, from Vnalaska.
Sailed Bark Ocean, for Ipswich; steamer
BlackTHoth, for'Aberdeen ; steamer Alameda,
fur Honolulu; steamer Spokane, for Victoria,
etc.; steamer Oregonian, for New York, via
Taeoma and Seattle; schooner Lizzie Vance,
for Gray's Harbor; schooner Ruth E. God
frey, for Port Townsend; schooner Nokomls.
for Olympla; barkentine Archer, for Roche
Hongkong, Nov. 8. Sailed Empress of
China from Hlgo and Hongkong, for Vancouver.
TO BE ARRAIGNED AT ONCE
Dan Currier, Betah Smith, Homer
Warner, John Peyton and Frank
BouthUller Are Quintet Which
Must Answer Grave Charges.
Late yesterday afternoon Deputy
District Attorney Moser filed informa
tions against five different persons,
charging criminal offenses In each in
stance. All nave heretofore been ar
rested, and. with a single exception,
are now in custody. One of the al
leged culprits is out on ball. The en
tire group of alleged offenders will be
arraigned in the State Circuit Court
some timo tomorrow.
Dan Currier is accused by the Dep
uty District Attorney of having given
a check for $34 to M. Slchel on Octo
ber 29, to which he had signed the
name of J. D. Burke, a fictitious per
son. The goods secured were after
ward pawned. On the same day he is
alleged to have purchased Jewelry
from A. & C. Feldenheimer. giving
them in payment a similar check for
J45. He later attempted to pass an
other check on E. J. Jaeger, of Jaeger
Bros., but the police were notified an 3
he was arrested. While en route to
the police station in custody of Detec
tive Jones, Currier made a desperate
effort to escape, and had secured a
good lead on his captors when he
stumbled and fell, after Jones had fired
several shots over his head. It Is
claimed he has confessed the Sichel
and Feldenheimer affairs, as well as
the other, and will probably plead
Betah Smith is the name of another
individual who is churged With an
overwhelming desire to attach other
persons' signatures to checks in va
rious amounts. He is accused by the
District Attorney's office with having
passed at least six spurious checks
about October 23, Fred M. Goodwin, of
Dresser & Co., being a sufferer to the
extent of 20 by this process. It is
claimed that he also forged the name
of Frank B. Kerr, of Wadhams & Kerr
Bros., to a check for a small amount,
which he made payable to James Mc
Grath. This check he indorsed with
the name of McGrath and also wrote
un lerneath "I identify this signature,"
signing Kerr's name below. In this
manner he is alleged to have defraud
ed the Portland Hardware Company,
Fred Fritz, H. Fritz, manager for Au-.
gust E. Erickson, and Charles Kirch
ner, proprietor of the Turn Halle sa
loon. Homer Warner, the 19-year-old purse
snatcher, will also come up for ar
raignment tomorrow. He has already
confessed to three different cases of
purse snatching, the most conspicuous
being that of Mrs. Adams, the elderlv
East Side woman whose hip was fracS
tured at the time of the robbery, and
who was yesterday reported by the po
lice to be in a serious condition.
Charles Greenstreet, his 15-year-old
associate upon this occasion, being
under 16 is now in charge of the de
tentiot home of the Juvenile Court,
and unless he evinces a disposition to
mend his ways will be sent to the Re
form School. The particular offense
with which Warner stands charged,
and to which he must plead tomorrow,
will be a charge of larceny from the
person of Jennie Coleman, whose purse
he is alleged to have snatched re
cently. John Peyton, a cook, residing at 211
Gihbs street, is accused of heating his
wife, Daisy, on October 26, and will
most likely be a candidate for either
the rockplle or the. whipping-post.
, Frank Bouthillier, a North End bar
tender. Is alleged to nave committed
assault and battery at Third and Pine
streets October 24 upon May Vernon,
a variety actress with whom he was
on friendly terms. He is out on bail.
JAIIi FOR INDECENT CONDUCT
Burly Negro Pleads Guilty and Get9
. 135-Day Sentence.
Dennis Brown, a brutal-looking negro,'
was yesterday sentenced to four months'
and 15 days' Imprisonment in the County
Jail by Judge Sears, after he had pleaded'
guilty to making himself a nuisance to'
residents of the East Side. The police'
laid a trap for him. with the result that
Officer Endicott apprehended him while'
in the act of annoying some v white
women, and locked him up.
Brown was frightened half out of his1
wits when the patrolman and the husband'
of one of the women he had insulted'
swooped down upon him, and for a while'
Imagined that the Georgia method was'
about to he adopted in his punishment.'
He felt much relieved when he found
out that no bodily harm was to come to'
him. and readily agreed to enter a plea'
of guilty. He will adorn the rockplle'
at Kelly Butte during the winter months.'
Articles of Incorporation of the Wilson's
Automatic Music Leaf Furniture Com
pany were filed with the County Clerk
yesterday by Harry L. Wilson. N. Wilson
and H. A. Speer, incorporators.
The will of Mrs. Emellne Bradbury,
who died here October 12 last, was ad
mitted to probate yesterday. She left an
estate valued at $5000 equally to her two
daughters, Sallie B. Forbes and Susan S.
Buffum. and her son-in-law, F. G. Buf
fum. The latter is named as executor,
to serve without bonds.
The will of Henry Helmcke, who died
in this city October 10 last, was admitted
to probate yesterday. He left a $4000
estate, consisting of real and personal
property, all of which was devised to
his wife, Magdalena Helmcke, with the
exception of J10U each to Mrs. Hannah
Helmcke, of . Sylvan, Or., and Alma
Helmcke, of this city, both adopted
daughters. His wife was also named as
executrix to serve without bonds.
Philip Daniels yesterday brought suit
in the State Circuit Court against the
Pacific Hardware & Steel Company for
$10,175 damages on account of personal
injuries alleged to have been sustained
by plaintiff last September while In the
employ of defendants. It is averred that
while engaged in pushing a loaded truck
through a dark passageway it ran over
one of his feet, crushing and mutilating
it to such an extent that if had to be
amputated. Harry Yanckwich is his at
torney. Short $20,000 in Accounts.
READING. Pa., Nov. 3. Herbert La
suer, who was treasurer of a brick com
pany, was sent to jail here today in de
fault of bail on the charge of embezzling
If Babr Is Cnttlnc Teeth
Be era re and use that old and well-tried rem
edy, Mrs. W tallow's Soothing Syrup, tor chil
dren teething. It soothes the child, setter.
the gums, allays ail ittua, cure wind eou
About eight years Mr. George P. May,
electrical engineer of the Detroit Young
Men's Christian Association, could scarce
ly hear the roaring of his own engines
as he passed
Today he is
to all appear
when ' he re
nt cif e s two
from his ears
he is quite
as badly off
ing for years
until it had
GEO. P. WAY. inventor.
he was unable to hear his wife's voice
across the dinner table, and his usefulness
as an englner was seriously threatened.
It happened, as Mr. Way tells the story,
that he was at his post In the dynamo
room one day nearly eight years ago,
and as the buzzing In his ears bothered
him more than usual he placed a curious
ly shaped tuft of cotton In his right ear.
Then a most thrilling thing happened. In
the midst of the perpetual silence that is
the torment of one shut off from the
. , - m iniml
Mr. Way will be in Portland at the Oregon Hotel, No
vember 5th to 17th, inclusive. All who are deaf should be
sure to call on him, as it will cost nothing to learn whether
he can help you or not.
Take the Elevator and the Attendant Will Show You to Mr. Way's Parlors
GEN B1GLIM WILL APPEAL
DEPOSED HARBORMASTER TO
FIGHT FOR PLACE.
"Will Take Case Before Civil Service
Commission and Perhaps
Although the police committee of the
Executive Board filed a report with the
City Auditor yesterday, recommending
the discharge of- Ben Biglin, the suspend
ed harbormaster, the latter Is not going
to acquiesce in his dismissal without a
struggle.. He announced last night that
he would appeal to the Civil Service Com
mission for a hearing, as is the privilege
of every discharged employe of the city
under the charter. He has not yet con
sulted an attorney, but announces that he
will also carry the matter into court if
there is any hope of recourse in that di
rection, as he considers the action of the
Mr. Biglln was suspended as harbor
master almost a month ago, and was
given a hearing before the police commit
tee two weeks ago. The charges against
him, which were filed by Mayor Lane,
accused him of extreme carelessness In
firing a shot while patrolling the waters
front during the. recent strike. He was
also alleged to have been negligent in the
preparation of reports.
The police committee found him guilty
of both charges. As to the reports, the
harbormaster claimed that he could not
get the information called for from the
captains of the various vessels. The
committea. suggested that he might have
obtained the information desired at the
Custom-House and from the various for
eign Consuls. The committee admitted
that many witnesses testified that Mr.
Biglin was the best harbormaster ever
serving here, but at the same time It
found that "Portland never had a harbor
master prior to Biglln who performed
any other duty than to draw his salary."
"I believe that the decision of the com
mittee was a surprise to every shipowner
and to all others along the waterfront,"
said Mr. Biglin last night. "The general
opinion as brought out by the testimony
at the Investigation was that the charges
aganst me were of a trivial character.
I shall certainly appeal the decision, and
ask for justice from the Civil Service
"Mayor Lane has always tried to han
dicap me in every way possible, and I
have not had the slightest support from
him in performing the duties of harbor
master. The Council appropriated money
last January to purchase a launch for
mv iifie, but the Executive Board never
THE VALUE OF CHARCOAL
Few Feoiile Know How ITneful It Is in Pre
serving Health and lirauty.
touts Nothing to Try.
Nearly everybody knows that char
coal is the safest and most efficient
disinfectant and purifier in nature, but
few realize its value when taken into
the human system for the same cleans
Charcoal it a remedy that the more
you take or it the better; it is not a
drug at all, but simply absorbs the
gases and impurities always present
in the stomach and intestines and car
ries them out of the system.
Charcoal sweetens the breath after
smoking, drinking or after eating
onions and other odorous vegetables.
Charcoal effectually clears and im
proves the complexion, it whitens the
teeth and further acts as a natural
and eminently safe cathartic.
It absorbs the injurious gases which
collect In the stomach and bowels; it
disinfects the mouth and throat from
the poison of catarrh.
All druggists sell charcoal in one
form or another, but probably the best
charcoal and the most for the money
is in Stuart's Charcoal Lozenges; they
are composed of the finest powdered
Willow charcoal,, and other harmless
antiseptics in . tablet form or rather
in the form of large, pleasant tasting
lozenges, the charcoal being mixed
The daily use of these lozenges will
soon tell in a mueh improved condi
tion of the general health, better com
plexion, sweeter ' breath and - purer
blood, and the. beauty of it, is, that no
possible narm-can result. . frpm their
continued use, but,- on the contrary,
great benefit. ;. -
A Buffalo physician, in speaking: of
the benefits of charcoal, says: "I ad
vise Stuart's Charcoal Lozenges to all
patients suffering from, gas in stomach
and bowels, and to clear the complex
ion and purify the brSath, mouth anu
throat: I also believe the liver is great
ly benefited by the daily use of them;
they cost but twenty-flve cents a box
at drugstores, and although in some
sense a patent preparation, yet I be
lieve I get more and better charcoal
in Stuart's Charcoal Lozenges than in
any of tne ordinary charcoal tablets."
Send your name and address today
for a free trial package and see for
yourself. F. A. Stuart Co., 56 Stuart
Bldg., Marshall, Mich.
sounds of the busy world, there came a.
terrible crashing sound as of an earth
quake, and Mr. Way bounded across the
room, terror-stricken. Then the amazed
engineer sat down in his chair and tried
to realize what had happened. Uncon
sciously, he pulled the tuft from his ear.
Instantly he returned to the eternal si
lence that had enveloped him for years.
The sound oX the machinery eame to him
as far away; he no longer heard his as
sistant's curious questions. Then the
truth came to him and he realized that a
new day had dawned for him. Mr.- Way
rushed home to tell his wife the good
news: they were all amazed. Then for
five years he experimented constantly to
put his accidental discovery to use. .
The Way Ear Drum was the; result of
his labor, and he wore it with splendid
results. Others, of course, heard of the
marvel and he was overwhelmed with
requests for one of these little ear
phones from friends
as well as from peo
ple of whom he never
of the drums have
een sold in every
iart of the country,
and the present vol
ume of sales runs
into hundreds of
With these little
ear drums in the
ears It is almost im
IN THE CAP
possible for any catarrh to take place.
Mr. Wav, whose home office is in the Ma
jestic building. Detroit, Mich., believes
that there are very few cases of deafness
that his drums will, not relieve. '
bought it, although I asked for It repeat
edly. I was required to visit every yes
eel that came into the harbor, and I' had
to hire launches and pay for them out of
my own pocket. I also had to pay my
own streetcar fare when on my rounds,
although car fare is paid to other mem
bers of the Police Department. And all
of these expenses came out of my salary
of $100 a month."
Mayor Lane said last night that a tem
porary harbormaster would not be ap
pointed, but that one of the police force
would do duty on the waterfront. as has
been done since Mr. Biglin was suspended.
As soon as applications can be received,
however, an examination of applicants
will be held before the Civil Service Com
mission. There is practically no doubt
that the Executive Board will sustain the
report of the committee in making Mr.
Bglin's dismissal permanent.
Steamer Chiusa Goes Ashore.
HONOLULU, Nov. 3. The merchant
steamer Chiusa. from Kobe, with 5G0
immigrants for this place on board, is
ashore off the harbor in the east chan
nel. She Is believed to be in no danger.
Several Island steamers have offered to
aid in floating the stranded vessel.
Later the Chiusa was floated. It is be
lieved that she is practically undamaged.
Will Discharge Cement at Astoria.
ASTORIA. Or., Nov. 3. (Special.) After
several changes of orders, It is now prac
tically decided that the French bark Em
pereur Menelik will discharge 12,500 casks
of her cement cargo at this port before
proceeding to Portland. Ten thousand
casks of the cement are for the Harri
man lines, and will be reshipped to Coos
Severe Storm Off Coast.
ASTORIA. Or., Nov. 3. (Special.) While
there has been but little wind here, there
Is every reason to believe that a severe
storm is raging outsidwnot far off the
Oregon coast. The barometer Is excep
tionally low, and during the past two
days a high sea has been running, making
the bar unusually rough.
Spanish Society Meets.
The Circulo Espanol Literarlo (Spanish
Literary (Circle) met last evening at the
Room-Making Sale of Rockers
Which will last all this week, and during which we are
going" to have a Stupendous Sale of Rockers. We've
received large shipments from the East and are going
to make room for them by cleaning out our stock
On every rocker bought, whether on time or for
cash. Our stock is absolutely complete, and you'll
have no difficulty in finding what you want in it
$9.00 Rockers $6 $7.50 Rockers $5 $6.00 Rockers $4
$4.50 Rockers for $3.00 $3.50 Rockers lor $2.75
And so on all through the line. Leather, Upholstered
Veiour, Upholstered Mission, Golden Oak, Mahogany,
Reed, Den, House, no matter what kind, it's included in
THIS GREAT ROCKER SALE. ONE-THIRD OFF
CO V E
All the Credit You Want
Only $25 for
No. 22. This Is a Davenport bargain, as you will readily admit when
you see the sample. Covered in good grade of red veiour, automatic
drop, forming full size bed; large case in the base for bedding. If you
are in need of a Davenport don't fail to inspect this offer.
s "Sis 'P
Si XIm Wi
No. -246. This very stylish
China Closet is in quarter
sawed golden oak; has double
thick bent glass ends and
door; o feet high, 3 inches
wide; ornamental top set off
with bevel plate mirror 8xls
Inches nearly like cut. Sells
elsewhere for $35: Gevurtz
price only $30. $2 down, $1 a
Eclipse Heaters Save One-Third
The Fuel over other Stoves, and they are lirictul for less.
Investigate before buying.
A LITTLE DOWN; A
173-175 First Street.
home of Mrs. W. W. Robinson. The pro
gramme -consisted of the reading of an
Interesting! Spanish article, address by
Mrs. Robinson, narration of experiences
during his stay in Mexico by Mr. Kesl,
piano solo by Mrs. Kesl, recitation of a
Spanish poem by Rabbi Willner. piano
solo by the president, and an address on
the Spanish language In general by the
vice-president. Professor Vejar. The next
meeting will be with Mrs. U F. Boyd.
191 3ixth street. An interesting pro
gramme will be prepared.
Mrs. J. A. Seeds Samson Lender, a
spiritualist lecturer, will speak tonight
at Drew Kali, 162 Second street, on "Di
vinity and Evolution of Man, as Viewed
From the Celestial Spheres. " She will
be assisted by Mrs. Wilson. Admission
will be free.
On the presumption that he was wanted
in Hood River for a crime. George Bile.
l Only I
f $33 I
No. 374. A very attractive Buffet.
Just like the above cut, in finest quarter-sawed
golden oak. The top is 16x
36 inches, with French bevel plate mir
ror 12x30 inches in size. The cabinet
doors are highly ornamented with
scroll work witli glass interspersed,
forming a really beautiful glass froVit.
Others ask $45; Gevurtz price, only $33.
LITTLE AT A TIME.
an ex-convict, was arrested at Second and
Burnside streets, by I'atrol Serjeant Col
and Policeman Wanless. lie was intoxi
cated, and was booked at headtfuartera
on that charge. A telephone communica
tion from the Chief of Police of Hood
River disproved the suspicion that tha
prisoner hud escaped from the jail thorn.
He was under arrest there, but was re
-Mutual Probing C.ocs On.
NASHVILLE. Nov. 3. George L.
ter. manager of agents of the Mutual Llfa
Insurance Company, of New York, and I'l
R. Perkins, X'irc-presldent and manager
of domestic agencies of the New York
Life, both of New York City, havo been
summoned here to appear 11'ore fltHte In
surance Commissioner Reau E. Folk next
Thursday. A number of district managers,
and agents of both companies named
throughout this section have also been
summoned for the purpose of continuing
an investigation legun by Coininissionui
Folk this week.
for Laurel Stoves and Ranges