THE SUNDAY OREGONIAN. PORTLAND. OCTOBER 20, 1907, 7 DON'T WANT BONDS Hood RiverTaxpayers Oppose Action of City Council. ADVICE COMES TOO LATE Believing Sew Water System Was Wanted, Council Calls Election, Only to Learn People Want to Buy the Old System. HOOD RIVER, Or., Oect. 19. (Spe cial.) As the result of a mass meet Ins of Hood River taxpayers last night In the Commercial Club rooms to con elder the election to be held Monday for the purpose of voting bonds to es tablish a new water system. Hood River's Common Council Is placed in the embarrassing position of apparent ly going against the wishes of the peo ple and of being unable to extricate itself. The meeting was called to discover the sentiment of the people In regard to issuing $70,000 in bonds to estab lish a water system in opposition to the one now owned by the Hood River Electric Light, Power & Water Com-, pany, which has offered to sell its system to the city for $40,000. A large number of representative citizens was present and after much discussion unanimously voted that the sentiment of the meeting was against the city Issuing bonds to "establish a new system and In favor of voting bonds to the amount of (40,000 or $50. 000 and purchasing the system now in use. However, the election has already been ordered and the amount of the proposed bond Issue stated as $70,000 In the legal notices printed. Water Company Offers to Sell. The Councllmen state that they are willing to pay $35,000 for the present water system. The water company claims this Is $15,000 less than it is worth, but has offered to compromise for $40,000. This offer the Council re fused and called an election to vote $70,000 in bonds to build a new sys tem. The opposition of the taxpayers to their proposition has caused intense excitement and the election Monday will be a warm contest. The decision of the City Council to have an election to vote on the water question Is the outcome of a long standing desire on the part of many Hood River taxpayers to have munic ipal ownership of the water system. The matter is complicated by the fact that some of them want to purchase the present plant and others are in favor of Issuing bonds to cover the building of a new system which will be taken from a spring owned by the city, several miles from town. An ex pert secured by the City Council to make an estimate on the value of the present water system placed it at $40, 000, the amount now asked for It by the water company. Charges Made In Handbills. The matter . has Involved the most prominent business and professional men in the city and has placed the members of the City Council In a most uncomfortable position, as. several of them have stated that they thought they were following out the desires of the taxpayers In calling the bond election. A feature that Injected considerable acrimony into the matter was the dis tribution of handbills on the streets to day, which were unsigned, making statements that are said by the water company to be libelous and which if says must be retracted or a suit for Damages will ensue. GIRIS DEATH MYSTERIOUS Receives Small Package by Mall, and Dies as If by Poison. ROSEBURO. Or., Oct. 19. After getting a small package In the mall from Rose burg. Thursday morning, the contents of which were not seen by other members of the family. Miss Maude Davis, acred 19, of Wilbur, died at her home about 11 o clock that night, under circumstances pointing to poison. Miss Davis appeared in her usual health all day, and was suddenly taken violently ill at 10 o clock Thursday night. . She had just come back to the house after being absent from It a few minutes. She fell to the floor In a spasm and ex pired in an hour. No reason is given by her parents, Mr, and Mrs. George Davis, why their daugh ter should wish to destroy herself, and If she did take the poison Intentionally It must have been done while she was momentarily absent from the house, as no vial of any kind' was found about the dwelling. Dr. E. V. Hoover, In company with Coroner Hammltt, will make an examina tlon for traces of poison. WALLA WALLA THIEVES BUST Four Robberies Reported, Supposed' ly Deed of Pair Followers. WALLA WALLA, Wash., Oct. 19. (Special.) The police this afternoon made , public four robberies supposed to have been committed Thursday and Friday nights. In which goods to the amount of several hundred dollars have been stolen, supposedly Dy tmeves following the fair. (7. H. Ludeman, of Spokane, at D' Acres Hotel, had a suit case, with railroad transportation, baggage checks and per sonal elects said to De valued at $300, stolen from the checkroom. Forty pairs of trousers and two dozen shirts were stolen from the Bee Hive store. A por tion of the goods was found near the Jones-Scott warehouse. The police assert there is absolutely no clew to the identity of the thieves. Dur ing the past week some of the worst crooks In the country have been In the city and officers have been making an extra effort to prevent robberies. No hold-ups have been reported, and only one or two Instances are known of pick' pockets being at work. GOOD GRADES FOR IjYTLE ROAD Surveyors Working Near Olney Headed for Smith's Point. ASTORIA. Or., Oct. 19. (Special.) The Lytle surveyors who are running lines for a route for a proposed railroad be tween this city and the Nehalem Valley via the Youngs and Klaskantne Rivers, are now working several miles this side of Olney. They have found an excellent pass over the divide, the heaviest grades being 1.6 per cent on the north slope and 1.5 per cent on the south slope. This Is much better than the grades found on th route formerly surveyed via the Lewi and Clark and Humbug Rivers. As near as can be learned the surveyors are heading for a point near the east end of the Astoria & Columbia River Railroad bridge at Smith's Point, and from there across Young's Bay to the tract recently purchased by the company for terminals. REFORMERS DISLIKE MR. WU Send Cablegram to Empress Dow ager Protesting Against Him. .'' ASTORIA Or.. Oct. 19. At a meeting of the local branch of the Chinese Re form Association It was decided that the returning of the former Chinese Min ister to the United States is not tor tne best interest of the purposes of the as sociation, and in carrying out this be lief a cablegram was sent to the Em press Dowager at Pekin, protesting against the appointment and requesting that she withdraw it. This cablegram was sent to the representative of the association at Pekin for delivery, and, al though In cipher, cost $58. The local members of the association number about 5C0, and it Is understood that all the dif ferent associations on the Coast have sent similar- telegrams to the Queen Dowager. TRAIN TUMBLES INTO CREEK Rolls 300 Feet Down Mountain, Killing Fireman. VANCOUVER, B. C., Oct. 19. (Special.) -A work train yesterday Jumped the track of a trestle on the main line of the Canadian Pacific Railway at Rogers Pass, in the Rocky Mountains, and fell a dis tance of 300 feet. At the bottom the loco motive and cars rolled over and over, finally failing into the bed of Beaver Creek. Alexander Johnson, fireman, was killed and four others were badly Injured. The train was reduced to scrap iron and splin ters. Switchmen Go Back to Work. TACOMA, Wash., Oct. 19. (Special.) Announcement is made by the of ficials of the Northern Pacific Rail road Company that the switchmen's strike is settled and that the men have gone back to work. About 50 men were out In the Tacoma yards. as to whether the switchmen got their increase of wages asked for has not been officially announced from the headquarters of the Railroad Men's Union at St. Paul, but It Is understood they have reached a satisfactory agree ment whereby the strike was adjusted on a compromise. Hawaiian Girls at Astoria. ASTORIA. Or., Oct. 19. (Speclal.)-The Hawaiian young ladles who are making a tour of the Pacific Coast visited Astoria today and were entertained by a commit tee of ladies appointed by the Chamber of Commerce. During the afternoon a reception In honor of the visitors wa"s given at the residence of Mrs. C. L. Hous ton, and later in the day they were taken to various points of Interest about the city; This evening the party left for Sea side and will return to Portland tomor row morning. Resolutions by W. C. T. U. EUGENE, Or.. Oct. 19. Soecial.) At the State Convention W. C. T. U., which closed here Friday, resolutions were passed condemning the practice of poly gamy and calling for a constitutional amendment urging the elimination of liquor advertisements in metropolitan Journals; the securing of men and women on scnool boards to enforce scientific tem perance instruction in public schools, and the employment of teachers and directors who abstain from the use of tobacco. i aw -J;, -i-"- ," 'i-, t-'w- ,.-. M',v-- . .,1 ' - -1 -fc -; ' - F- K:4ui Bit i eB vw r fili H' 1- J'4l k - hJr il :: tV - tfi?ru!w7;i riP y Atr -wijX tt! :: ' 1 I . . " " hlFSS?i5 H SM J sun iKrS- - - Lii ; - mJwki - 1, ifHii- An U pr ir M4L 'f If nil r-ir L ; , - - -X asi TZzr- ' j4M7M : INTERIOR OF MACHINERY ERECTIOX SHOP OF WILLAMETTE IRON & STEEL WORKS, SHOWING LOGGING! ENGINES BUILT HERE. The accompanying illustration shows the Interior of the machinery erecting shop of the Willamette Iron & Steel Works, one of Portland's largest Industrial goncerns. The shop scene shows one end of the erecting floor, which is devoted to the building of logging engines. This industry Is naturally a thriving one in this locality, and great progress has been made In perfecting this type of logging machinery. Among the engines shown in the Illustration is a large 12x14 road engine for Southern California, two engines for New Zealand, one for Idaho and two for Alaska. This shows the diversity of patronage enjoyed by the Portland concern. During the past few years Eastern competition has been prac tically eliminated, ' " , KEEP WOOD PULP Canadian Paper Men Object to Its Export. DETRIMENT OF INDUSTRY Manufacturers Get Pulp In Canada, Ship to United States, Make It Into Paper and Sell the Fin ished Product In Dominion. OTTAWA, Oct. 19. (Special.) For some time there has been a strong movement in Canada In favor of a rad ical change in the fiscal condition gov erning the export of pulp wood to the United States. This movement, which has for months been growing in force and intensity, culminated In the de mand of a deputation from the pulp and paper manufacturers of the Dominion, who came to Ottawa and petitioned the government that the exportation of pulp -wood from Canada should be pro hibited. It is maintained not only by those interested in the manufacture of pulp and paper in this country, but by im partial authorities who have studied the question, that Canada, which has probably the greatest supply in the world of spruce for the manufacture of paper, has made little progress in that line of industry. Laws Are to Blame. It Is alleged that the cause of this is to be found In the laws that permit the export of pulp wood to the United States at a price which enables the American manufacturer to get h?a raw material from Canada, turn it into pa per and then sell the finished product In Canada to the serious detriment of the home Industry. This seems amply to be borne out by the faet that so far as the production of paper itself Is concerned, although the quantity has greatly Increased since 1888, there were actually fewer mills In operation In Canada in 1905 than In 1888. In the United States, however, there were 176 mills in 1900 and over 1200 mills in 1905. . Ontario Forbids Export. It is from the Province of Quebec that the paper producers of the United States draw their largest supplies of the raw material. Ontario already for bids the export of sawlogs and It has Just been announced that the govern ment of this province will hereafter only grant pulp wood concessions on Crown lands to such persons as will agree to manufacture all their pulp wood into paper within the province. All the large pulp and paper concerns in the Eastern part of the United States are looking to Canada for a large portion, if not all of their wood supply. Tom Kelly Missing. Tom Kelly, whose home is at 814 First street, is reported to the police as missing since early Friday morn ing. When he left he said he was going to work for F. E. Beach & Co., but when he failed to return home in quiry was made and It developed that ie had not been to that firm's place of business at all that day. He Is 17 years old. " ' SUICIDENOT A MURDER Detective Promptly Unravels Mys terious Death of Hlllman Citizen. SEATTLE, Wash.. Oct. 19. (Special.) Because he couldn't raise the money to pay for the Icecream, cake and candy which he had intended to use at a party at his house last night, given primarily for several little children. Clay EL Logan, S3 years old, a resident of Hlllman City, sought out a lonely place on the road between Hillman City and Brighton Beach and shot himself through the heart. To make it appear that he had been held up and robbed by a highwayman, Logan pulled the pockets of his trousers and vest wrongside out. The weapon with which Logan committed the deed was found this morning 40 feet away from the spot where John W. Grubb. of Hillman City, stumbled into Logan's body as Grubb was on his way home from church. When the case was first reported to the police, last night after Logan shot himself, it was believed that he had been the victim of a highway man. Not until this morning, when Detective Tom Ryan found the revolver, was the suicide theory advanced. Detectives Frank W. Clark. H. C. Adams and Charles Phillips were sent to Hillman City and after interviewing several per sons obtained evidence that convinced them that Logan killed himself. SEEKS ARREST IRATE PARENT Oregon City Man Declares Father- in-Law Ordered Him Away. OREGON CITY, Or., Oct. 19. (Special.) A German named Olson, ' residing in West Oregon City, came across the river this evening and endeavored to secure the' arrest of his father-in-law for threat ening his life. Acording to Olsen's story he went to the home of his wife's parents and was met at the door by his assailant, who displayed a revolver, and, using for cible language, ordered him off the prem ises. Olson secured the warrant, but as Sheriff Beattle is out of the city and his deputy resides in Willamette, - he was obliged to go to that suburb In. order to secure an officer to make the arrest. Residents of the West Side say that there is considerable bitterness between the two men. Their First Pupils Are Boys. ALBANY, Or., Oct. 19. (Special.) Two well-known Albany young wom en who graduated last year from the normal department of Albany College have begun their pedagogical experi ence under the unusal condition that practically all of their first pupils are boys. Miss Vlda Nannel is teaching her first school in what is known as the Weazel Flat district, near Lyona, and as the district is a small one, seven boys constitute the entire at tendance at the school thus far. Miss Mabel Schultz is teaching for the first time at Miller's Station, five miles north of Albany, and of the 12 pupils In her school 11 are boys. Metzger & Co., Jewelers and Opticians, $42 Washington Street. ERROR VERY COSTLY Engineer Mistakes1 Saturday for Friday Wreck Results. ONE MAN DEAD, TWO HURT Trains on Pasco Branch Northern Pacif ic Crash Head-on With Ter rific Force Near Pendleton. Howe's Fatal Blunder. PENDLETON, Or., Oct 19. (Special.) Charles Burnett, of EUensburg, the fire man who was Injured In the disastrous collision on the Pasco branch of the Northern Pacific, three miles east of Pendleton, at 11:30 o'clock this afternoon, died at St. Anthony's Hospital at 6:30 o'clock this evening. Both of Burnett's legs were crushed fiat below the knees and the surgeons worked heroically In an effort to revive him sufficiently to amputate the man gled limbs, but without avail. The body will be shipped at once to EUensburg. Engineer G. W. Wise, of Pasco, suf fered concussion of the brain, but is ex pected to live. Express Messenger Prln gle.'of Seattle, was only slightly cut on the head. The three were the only ones injured. The collision occurred between a light engine and the incoming Northern" Pa cific passenger train from Pasco, on a curve Just east of the bridge and was the result of the engineer of the light en gine, James Howe, mistaking Saturday "for Friday. Howe had orders to take engine 1366, left here for repairs, to Pas co. . He had orders against the passen ger train, but thinking it was Friday, started to run to a siding outside of the city on the passenger train's time. Fridays the passenger train goes to Athena and does not arrive here until 12:30, but Saturdays the trip to Athena is cut out and the time of arrival is 10:30. The passenger was late and this added to Engineer Howe's confusion of the time. The collision was of terrific force. The tender of the passenger en gine was telescoped into the cab and over Into the boiler. Burnett and Wise were caught between the tender and boiler-head and were res cued amid the escaping steam with great difficulty by Conductor G. R. Berthelot and his crew. None of the passengers was injured. A relief train was run over the'. O. R. & N., which parallels the Northern. Pacific here, to bring back the wounded. There Is talk here of calling an In quest to determine the responsibility of Engineer Howe, of the light engine. He and his fireman escaped Injury. TEAM DROWNS AT FERRY SUP Valuable Horses Dragged Vndcr the Water by Heavy Transfer Wagon. VANCOUVER. Wash., Oct. 19. (Spe cial.) While driving his valuable team of horses attached to a transfer wagon on the scow now doing duty as the Eleven Beauties Must Find Homes Surely During the Coming Week SOME EXCEPTIONALLY FANCY-CASED HIGHEST-GRADE UPRIGHTS iOF SPECIAL DESIGN OFFERED AT ALMOST HALF PRICE Deposits in Oregon Trust & Savings Bank will Be Accepted for Only Three Days Longer If Yon Are in Doubt as to the Returns Eventually at the Bank, Here's Your Chance to Realize Dollar for Dollar, and Effect a Most Substantial Saving Besides. During the coming week we are de termined to make special efforts to find eleven well-to-do homes which can atfford to own the following ex traordinarily choice and costly pianos that have come to us of late and are too expensive to employ In the repular course of everyday piano selling. These instruments are masterpieces of the various makers, have been sent to us without orders from time to time, and we want them out of the way quickly now. Three superb Buch & Gerts pianos, the very costliest and most elaborately hand-carved designs ever seen in Port land, instruments that usually retail for $600 never less than $575 will be sold by Ellers Piano House first thing this coming week at the price of an ordinary piano. We could not publish the cut price it would harm the stand ing and reputation of this superb make; we'll not tell you that you can get one of these beauties for half price but come and see; we are posi tive you will be one of the very first buyers the chance to get so choice and exclusive a piano at this cut price will never be presented again. There is also a most unusually fine fanciest mahogany HaddorfC piano, largest specially selected Orchestral Grand size, and then there is a superb specially designed exhibition style of the now far-famed Hobart M. Cable piano, also In most superb San Do mingo mahogany case. These two in--struments also being exhibition pia nos, and out of the ordinary catalogue styles, are to go at a tremendous sac rifice we want them out of the way. A specially choice 1908 style of the Kimball piano a sample instrument sent here for Inspection and criticism the only one of Us kind west of the factory, is also included in this cut price offering. Then there Is a superb mottled Eng lish walnut cased Crown piano, also an exhibition style, that will not ap pear in regular catalogue. This su perb instrument also is to go and that quickly. A simply splendid Decker, largest orchestral upright piano, this also in superb fancy mottled mahogany case, will go at a reduotion in price of ex ferry between the Oregon shore and this city, the craft was pulled away from the slip and precipitated F. W. Anderson and the outfit Into the Co lumber River this evening. Anderson endeavored to save the horses. He loosened two tugs, but was unable to do more, and the team was drowned Gross negligence is alleged on the part of the crew of the tug which was towing the barge, and Anderson states that he will endeavor to secure dam ages. He valued his team at $500. After the animals had drowned they were anchored to the piling protecting the ferry slip being exposed to public view all the evening. Judge " Frater Reimbursed. OLYMPIA. Wash., Oct. 19. When the Creffield-Mltchell Insanity matter was up In Judge Frater's court the Prosecuting Attorney of King County applied to the actly $225, which isn't very far from half off. Then there is a most magnificent Chlckerlng upright. If ever an upright piano was worth fully as much as a baby grand, it certainly Is this instru ment. In fact, tone quality and vol ume are fully equal to If not su perior to that of a modern baby grand, but the price of this upright has been reduced a tremendous amount below its value, say J 1000. If there is a well-to-do home having the where withal to own the very choicest of American piano production, here's the opportunity in this elegant and unique Chlckerlng. It Is encased In the very richest of specially selected mahogany. A superb bench In the same superb design as the plan'o itself goes with this instrument. We'll accept your deposit. No matter how gloomy the outlook as to reorganization may seem we are still ready to arcept your deposit in the Oregon Trust & Savings bank at face, toward payment of one-half of whatever instrument you may wish to purchase, whether one of these superb specially designed uprights or a reg ular catalogue style, even if costing but $137. $128, $164 or on a second hand piano In our exchange rooms, or toward payment of a talking machine or whatever else we may have for sale in this big establishment. Now, doesn't ft seem a thrifty thing to apply your savings account toward securing a musical home? But there Is one feature of the prop osition that must not be lost sight of. This offer Is to be withdrawn after Wednesday next. Ellers Piano House are willing to accept only a certain amount of these savings accounts, and this amount is being rapidly ap proached. Furthermore, Just the in stant that all hope of reorganization is absolutely made certain, the offer will also be closed. If you wish to realize full vaiuo for your money the time to act Is now tomorrow without another day's delay. Don't take chances don't wait until It Is too late, see Filers Piano House at once. If you live out of town, write immediately. Call or address 353 Washington street,, cor ner of Park, Portland. Supreme Court for a writ of mandate di rected against the Judsre. In a statement made to the Supremo Court, Judge Frater points out that he was, through no fault of his own, put to an expense of $63 to de fend his court In the subsequent proceed ings, which proceedings resulted in the Supreme Court sustaining Frater's deci- ' sion. Frater's contention that these ex penses were properly chargeable asalnst the state is sustained by order of the Su preme Court. Too Many Don't Attend School. ALBANY. Or., Oct. 19. (Special.) The startling: information that there are 146 children in Albany between the ages of 9 and 16 years who do not at tend school was made public tod:iy from reports compiled by school offi cers. The local School Board today appointed City Marshal W. A. McOlain as truant officer, and as all of these children are amenable to the provi sions of the new compulsory education law, they will be forced to go to school. Of the 146 truant children, 7T are between the ages of 9 and 14 and 76 are. between tho ages of 14 and 16. Killed by Fall In. Lumberyard. ELMA, Wash, Oct. 19. (Special.) Ed ward Elsenberg, yard foreman and lum ber Inspector at the White Star Lumber Company's mill near Elma, died early this morning from the effects of a 14-foot fall sustained yesterday from one of the lum ber docks at the mill. The skuII was broken Juet above the temple until the brains oozed forth. Charcoal Kills Bad Breath Bad Odor of Indigestion, Smoking, Drinking or Eating Can Be Instantly Stopped. Sample Package Mailed Free. Other people notice year bad breath where you would not notice It at all. It is nauseating to other people to .stand before them and while you are talking, give them a whiff or two of your bad breath. It usually corner from food fermenting on your stomach. Sometimes you have it in the morning, that awful sour, bilious, bad breath. You cn stop that at once by swallowing one or two Stuart Charcoal Lozenges, the most powerful gas and odor absorbers ever prepared. 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