The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, July 28, 1912, Page 15, Image 15

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Owners Describe Actions of
Pets to Health Officer.
North Bank and Hill Lines Offer
Great Showing for
Fiscal Year.
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On North Bank and Electric Lines
Many Notable Improvements
Hare Been Made In Ore
gon and Washington.
In the last 12 months the North
Bank railroad, and the Hill lines in
Oregon and Washington have expend
ed more than $8,000,000 in improve
ments and betterments. This state
ment has Just been prepared to cover
the fiscal, year ending June 30. For
the first six months of the present
year the expenditures have totaled
more than $4,000,000.
In this report are included the North
Bank road between Portland and Spo-
kane and the division to Astoria and
'Clatsop Beach points, Oregon Trunk
railway, Oregon Electric railway. Spo
ikane & Inland Empire system. Pacific
A Eastern railway. The Dalles, Port
land & Astoria Navigation Company
and the United Railways.
Remarkable progressive development
is shown by these figures on the part
of the Hill lines in Oregon and Wash
ington and represent in the grand
total of expenditures many betterments
to the North Bank line to Spokane, im
provements to the Oregon Trunk ex
tending into Central Oregon and the
' extension of the Oregon Electric from
6alem to Eugene, besides improvements
ito the United Railways, the Hill elect
ric line that has recently opened the
North Tualatin Valley country.
Luce Contracts I'nder Way.
At present the company is greatly
Improving its Portland-Spokane line
and several large contracts are under
way. The fill in the trestle over the
Little White Salmon River Is costing
$85,000. This work is in progress near
Cooks station. The military reserva
tion bridges near Vancouver are being
filled at a cost of $50,000. A fill in the
bridge over the White Salmon River is
costing $31,000. One of the largest
contracts of this kind is the fill in
the Sprague Gulch tunnel at a cost of
more than $400,000. Another large
contract is the lining of the Kablotus
tunnel, to cost $78,000. The L.yle
trestle fill will cost $100,000.
Probably one of the most important
betterments to the North Bank road
is the reduction of the only seven
degree curve to three degrees to con
form with the established curvature of
the road for its entire length. This
will enable the company to operate its
trains at fast speed without reduction
at this point. The work Is in progress
near Cascades. Three-degree curva
tures make it possible for companies
to operate long trains at fast speed
with the greatest degree of comfort for
passengers, a feature in modern rail-
Is also an established three-degree
curvature electric road, on steam road
Improvements at Spokane.
On the Spokane & Inland Empire
system a number of big improvements
are under way. The new line on
North Adams street. Spokane, repre
sents an expenditure of $25,000. The
Post-street l!n In the same city cost
$12,000, and other large items bring the
total cost of Improvements for this
spoke in the hub of the Hill system
In Oregon and Washington to more
than $250,000 since January 1, 1912.
Rapid progress Is being made on the
extension of the Oregon Electric be
tween Albany and Eugene. Regular
service has been maintained since July
4 on the Portland-Salem-Albany line.
When the service is inaugurated to
Eugene the Oregon Electric will repre
sent a total Investment of $4,500,000.
Eugene business men are now making
preparations to welcome the first train
over the electric line and propose to
hold even a greater celebration than
did Albany when the first official
train reached that city Independence
day. New stations are to be erected at
both Albany and Eugene. Plans for
the Albany structure call for a build
ing to cost more than $15,000. The
Eugene depot will cost $20,000. The
freight, passenger and express facilities
will be ample for years to come.
Plana Ready for Portland.
With plans already announced for
the East Side terminals and the Union
Depot matter likely to be settled In the
near future, further expenditures by
the Hill lines for betterments in Port
land, and Oregon and Washington in
general, will be large. The work now
In progress on the Hill system in the
two states is in keeping with the policy
of the company to provide and main
tain the most modern railroad possible.
This means new extensions, additional
equipment to meet increase in traffic,
and such improvements and better
ments as will keep the Hill roads In line
with the rapid progress of the country
which they serve.
With the opening of the line to Eu
gene this Fall, and with service al
ready given the district between Port'
land and Albany, the electric service to
the Willamette alley, as inaugurated
by the Hill lines on the initiative of
James J. Hill, has provided a most
necessary adjunct to the intensive ag
riculture for which the Willamette
Valley is famous. It has given fast and
frequent trains for people and products,
brought the country closer to the city
and given the city the benefits of the
country, the result of electric transpor
tation, according to railroad men who
have given the question much study In
recent years.
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The above branch was brought to Portland by Dr. J. R. Cardwell,
who has just returned from Sundale, near The Dalles. The fruit is
firm and of best quality and on the little branch were 70 apricots.
Dr. Cardwell is one of the oldest planters in that section and has a
flourishing orchard on his tract. The crop there is exceptionally heavy,
3 -year-old trees bearing as much as 100 pounds of fruit.
Another product of the section is grapes. The fruit clusters on
the vines in bunches weighing nine pounds each. The best thriving
variety was imported from Europe.
Fnnlnment Worth $100,000 to Be
Installed at White Salmon
Project Upon Arrival.
Fugitive Must Return to Ohio.
Clyde Curran, formerly a superin
tendent of construction In the employ
of a contracting firm at Norwood,
Ohio, was arrested yesterday by the
Burns Detective Agency on a charge
of being a fugitive from justice, and
was turned over to the police. Curran,
who is of clean-cut appearance, was
discovered in a lodging house at Third
and Pine streets, where he has been
living with his wife. It is charged
against him that while at Norwood he
deposited a forged check in the First
National Bank of Norwood to the
amount of $450. and thereafter pro
ceeded to draw checks In his own namt
on the bank, finally drawing the entire
amount of the worthless check in this
way. Norwood admitted his identity.
An officer is on the way from Cincin
nati to take him back.
Snecial machinery costing between
$75,000 and $100,000 is on the way from
the East for use in the construction of
the dam and rower plant of the North
western Electric Company on the White
Salmon River. Virtually all the costly
preliminary work on the project nas
been completed and work on the dam
itself will begin as soon as. me ma
chlnery can be Installed.
The preliminary work has included
the driving of four tunnels and the
building of a wooden flume 800 feet
long. In which the entire flow of the
White Salmon River will be carried
past the site of the dam during its
construction. Workmen are now put-
tlna- in a cofferdam across the stream
at the upper end of the flume. The
force of the torrent against this cof
ferdam will raise the water nearly six
feet high so that It can run into the
mouth of the flume.
One of the pieces of machinery for
which a special order had to be placed
In the East is a huge concrete mixer
that can turn out 200 tons of concrete
a day. Six steam hoisting engines and
a rock crusher are also on the way,
The rock crusher wrll provide all the
sand and crushed rock necessary in
the dam work. The 30.000 tons of this
material required will be quarried out
of a cliff 400 feet above the aim,
crushed, automatically screened and as
sorted into sires and dropped to the
concrete mixer by gravity.
Another expensive piece of machinery
Is an auxiliary electric plant that will
be used In furnishing electrical power
needed In the construction work. Parts
of this plant are now on the ground
and set up. It will be situated at the
lower end of the flume and will gen
erate 300 horsepower. The rock crush
er, concrete mixer and other machinery
will be run by electricity.
As the railroad station at Underwood
is three miles from the dam. how to
transDort this heavy machinery, some
pieces of which weigh several tons, up
to the dam has presented a stiff prob
lem. It has been met by constructing a
special roadway for part of the way
and widening and improving tne pres
ent mid in other places. Between 25
and 30 teams are now employed on this
The dam and power plant are to be
completed and ready for use on Jan
uary 1, 1913. Twenty thousand horse
power will be generated. With the
completion of this plant, work will be
ein on another plant on the Klickitat
River, from which the Northwestern
Electric Company will get 30,000 add!
tional horsepower.
Roads to 'Carry Exhibits Tree,
SALEM. Or, July 27. (Special.) The
Southern Pacific has forwarded to Su
perintendent Alderman rules to govern
the carrying of exhibits to and from
the State Fair, that road agreeing to
carry such exhibits for children's In
dustrial contests free. The Oregon
Electric and the United Railways have
also agreed to take the same attitude
and will carry such exhibits free.
Alderson Fined $100 for Working
Horses Pronounced Vnfit.
For working a team Of horses, after
lepeated warnings by himself, accord
ing tn the testimony of Humane Offi
cer Crate, W. S. Alderson, driver of an
ice wagon, was fined $100 by Judge
Taswell, In the Municipal Court yes-
Sergeant Crate testified that the
horses had sores on their shoulders, and
that their physical condition was so
poor they were not in shape to work.
Some time ago Alderson was before
the court for working the horses, and
at that time hs was warned not to
work them until they were In better
condition. Despite the-warning, it is
said he worked them, and when cau
tioned b- the humane office became de-
""lderson, who pleaded his own case,
explained that he did not work thi
horses regularly, but used them only
occasionally, when necessary to give
other torses used by him a rest. He
also said his only object was to keep
them in condition.
"Why, that team'll pull a load of Ice
wun three ton on it, declared he.
"No it won't," retorted Special Prose
cutor Robert Tucker.
"I don't mean I'll make it do It, but
I mean It can do it," Alderson said.
He declared that he kept the horses
in oest condition, and that their con
dition was not aggravated.
When found guilty by the court, he
asked that the fine be made large
enough to permit him to appeal the
case, and a fine of $100 was Imposed.
Petition to Transfer Water Rights
Cases Threatens Body's Use.
SALEM. Or., July 27. (Special.)
Should It be determined as the re
sult of a petition which has been filed
with the State Engineer that the ques
tion of adjudication of water rights
may be transferred from the state
courts or the board of control to the
federal courts. It will result in prac
tically doing away with the efficiency
of the board of control.
Hearing as to water rights on the
Sylvies River has been set for August
26. No provision is made in the state
law for the Federal court to assume
jurisdiction, but the Pacific Livestock
Company, of San Francisco, declaring
itself to be a foreign corporation, has
filed a petition asking for a transfer
to those courts.
Inasmuch as foreign owners have
water rights on practically every
stream in the state, should the peti
tion be granted and the contention of
the company hold good, it would give
the possibility of throwing practicallv
all water right disputes into the Fed
eral courts. It is probable the en
gineer will deny the petition and com
pel the company to secure an injunc
tion which will take the expense from
the settlers and throw it onto the com
pany and the state.
People Are Either Terrified o
Amused at Mention of Rabies,
. Says Dr. White, and Men
ace Is Not to Be Ignored.
'Every describable and indescribable
antic of almost every dog in Portland
has been reported at this office today,"
said Dr. Calvin & White, of the State
Board of Health, yesterday, discussing
the present epidemic of rabies which
Is a matter of anxiety to people all
over the city.
Two new remediea have been
received already at the office and a
wire arrived from the Hygienic Labor
atory of the United States, Public
Health Office in Washington, D. C,
during the course of the day, in which
it was stated that four additional
remedies, as yet untried here, were be
ing sent, with the announcement that
all demands' for supply of material in
connection with the outbreak could be
supplied immediately.
While large numbers of people are
seriously alarmed, others seem to
think that rabies is nothing serious.
or else they show a lamentable ignor
ance on the subject," said Dr. White.
One case, an 8-year-old boy named
Smith, living at 75 North Thirteenth
street, who was bitten on the uppe
lip by a collie, was not reported until
today, though the boy was bitten
Wide Area Affected.
As a result of calls from all direc
tlons, inspection visits were paid to
the corner of Twenty-third and Wash
ington streets, to Mount Tabor and to
Alberta street district, a range suffl
clently wide to show the difflcultie
to be encountered in case the outbreak
In connection with the possibility of
an epidemic. Dr. White mentioned the
little Spits dog that died. It had two
other companions constantly with it.
These in all probability have been in
fected, but they are now roaming the
streets and no one knows where they
may go.
"As for the idea of graft In the
purchase of muzzles for dogs, that I
too ridiculous to be taken seriously, if
given a moment s consideration, con-
tlnued Dr. White. "People can buy
their muzzles where they like, for
something in the neighborhood of 5
cents, and are not compelled to muzzle
their dogs when on a string or leash.
Therefore put the number of muzzles
to be bought, say at 600, or even 1000,
divide the higher sum of $500 between
the various hardware companies, even
allowing half to the company alleged
to have made a rerent investment In
muzzles, and then any one who can
find a munificent profit is a marvel.
They might just as well forbid a bit
for horses on the ground of graft."
Pit Bulldog Had Infection.
Professor E. F. Pernot, bacteriolo
gist to the Board of Health, found
negri bodies not only in the brain 'of
the pit bulldog that was killed
cently, but also in the scrapings from
the teeth, and the water from the 'eye.
He had two marvelous photograph
of the animal, one showing the curiou
snarl on the upper face of the animal,
which gives rise to the use of the word
"mad." The other reproduced a char
acteristic appearance after convulsion,
Dirt and rubbish is collected in the
mouth and the lnclsory teeth had bit
ten into the tongue.
Organization to Be Formed to Push
Sale of Douglas Fir In
Markets of World.
All lumber exporting districts In Ore
gon and Washington will be represent.
ed In an organization to be formed
soon to extend the market for lumber
products. Seven lumber manufactur
ers are members of the special com
mittee that will have charge of the
preliminary work of the organization.
E. G. Griggs, of Tacoma, president of
the St. Paul & Tacoma Lumber Com
pany, is chairman of the committee.
Representing the Columbia River mill-
men on the committee are O. M. Clark
of the Clark & Wilson Lumber Com
pany, and L. J. Wentworth, of the
Portland Lumber Company.
It is announced that the organization
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The yard of Mrs. J. Rabb Is a paradise to the children, and at the
party given in honor of Jack Sanderson, son of Dr. T. J. Sanderson,
of Scio, Or., the feature was a ride around the leafy grottoes of the
yard on the back of the Shetland owned by Carl Tucker, son of Dr. A.
C. Tucker. Helen Smith is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Smith.
The three guests of Jack Sanderson are all his cousins. Mrs. J. Raab
is his grandmother.
$26 Three Pieces $26
We Sell to All
the Trust
at Wholesale Prices
Help Us Fight the Trust
We are positively the only Independent Plumbing Supply House in the city.
We sell to all. When you buy from us you are helping to break the largest
of all trusts. We guarantee all our goods absolutely new. We carry a large
and complete line. We can furnish you first-class plumbers at $5.00 per day.
Take "S" car going south on Third, get off
First and Grant and go one block East.
proposes to effect a strong selling
agency along lines similar to those em
ployed by association handling rail
"The tidewater mills of Oregon and
Washington will be well represented
In the new organization," said O.- M.
Clark, wtio returned yesterday from
Tacoma, where a meeting of the com
mittee was held. "The lumber export
ers have never been well organized
and the export trade has been handled
in the past by the individual manu
facturers or through brokers. We be
lieve that with a general selling agency
we will be able to get better results
as well as to extend the market for
lumber in foreign countries. It Is ex
pected that a meeting of the committee
will be called soon and mat a perma,
nent organization will be effected prob
ablv this Fall."
The committee has discussed the plan
of establishing representatives in all
the lumber markets of the world where
Douglas fir is known and finds a sale.
The effect of the opening of the Pana-
ma Canal, it Is agreed, will be bene
ficial to the lumbering industry of the
Pacific Coast, and it is probable that
recommendations will be made that the
Droposed organization prepare for new
business expected through that chan
The most important foreign markets
at present for Douglas fir are in tne
Orient. Australia, New Zealand, South
America, Africa. Japan and Europe. In
addition to the foreign trade, large
quantities of lumber are shipped from
the tidewater milts in Oregon and
Washington to California.
Man Who Made Misrepresentation
for Insurance sks Sew Trial.
OLTMPIA, Wash July 27.--(SpeciaL)
Petitions for rehearing of the case
of Rev. W. A. Bass against Rev. MarK
A. Matthews, of Seattle, has been filed
with the Supreme Court. The action
was instituted by Mr. Bass to recover
damages for an alleged libel, but the
lower court dismissed the suit, and its
decision was affirmed by the Supreme
Court. Plaintiff now seeks to have the
case reconsidered.
There were also filed in the bupreme
Court petitions for rehearings In the
case from Chelan County pf School Dis
trict No. 56, in which the district was
upheld when it sought to- acquire cer
tain land for school purposes by con
demnation, and In the case of Gran
ville Turner against the American
Casualty Company. In the latter action
it was held by the superior court 01
King County that Turner misrepre
sented his physical condition to tn
company's agent, and that no recovery
could be had. The judgment of the
Superior Court was reversed by the
Supreme court on appeal.
trying to catch. He lived three hours
afterward, but did not regain con
Good Roads Enthusiast Motoring to
San Francisco for Meeting.
prtn'EVILLE. Or., July 27. (Spe
cial.) Samuel Hill, of the Washington
State Highway Advisory Boara, accom-
anied by C H. BaococK, 01 mcamn
ille! and C. P. Chamberlin. of Maryhill.
Wash., passed through here last even
ing in Mr. Hill's auto on tneir way to
San Francisco to the good roads con
vention. Mr. Hill Is to be one of the prom
inent speakers at this meeting. He is
advocating an interstate highway east
of the mountains from California to
British Columbia and ' is taking this
route to familiarise himself with the
Xewberg Xad Killed by Horse.
NEWBURG, Or- July 17. (Special.)
Funeral services were held here of
Harvey C. Way, the 11-year-old son of
Mr. ad Mrs. Victor Way, of Newberg.
The lad was killed Tuesday afternoon
on a farm owned by the family Just
across the Willamette River by being
kicked in the head by a horse he was
Eufanla Postoffico Discontinued.
CENTRALIA. Wash., July 27. (Spe
cial.) Notice has been received from
the postoffice department at Washing
ton, that after August 15 the post
office at Eufaula, 40 miles southeast
of Centralis, will be discontinued.
Patrons of the office will thereafter get
their mail at Stella. Mrs. B. F. Laugh-
lin has been postmistress at Eufaula
for sometime past.
Sturgeon Four Feet Long Caught.
PASCO, Wash- July 27. (Special.)
James Lavin, one of the proprietors
of the Vlllard Hotel, while fishing in
the Columbia River near the Pasco
docks, caught a sturgeon' measuring
about four feet in length. The fish
was served to the guests of the popu
lar hostelry, of which Mr. Lavln Is
one of the proprietors.
At 85, Gave Him Vigor
and Relieved Constipation
From a mere skeleton, constipated,
no appetite, Mr. S. H. Hiestand
was restored to health, gained
20 pounds and reinvigorated till
he says he feels like a young
man again. .,
"Two years ago I was a mere
skeleton, weighed less than 100
pounds, was constipated, appetite
gone, and thought I would never
recover. I procured some Duffy's
Pure" Malt Whiskey, used it, and it
put new life into my body, and in
the course of three months gained
20 pounds. I remained well for
two years, and once more was
taken with a bad cough and appe
tite gone; also became constipat
ed. I used more of this medicine,
and am happy to say that I am
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and yet I am 85. I have been recommending it to other old people
and I have nof found one whom I persuaded to try its virtues but who
has been wonderfully benefited. S. H. Hiestand, Liberty, Ind."
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