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About The morning Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1899-1930 | View Entire Issue (June 12, 1908)
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A. V. ALLEN
SOLE AGENT FOR BAKER'S BARRINGTON HALL STEEL
PIIONES-711 AND 3871 BRANCH PHONE-713
TRANSFER IS IDE
Vancouver Traction Company
Now in Full Possession
ORGANIZATION OF NEW CO.
Will First Complete Plans For Road
in the City The Country Lines to
be Taken up Later Cars to be of
VANCOUVER, Wash., June 11.
The formal papers in the transfer of
the street railway line from the Wash
ington. Railway & Power Company to
the Vancouver Traction Company
were completed yesterday afternoon
and the new concern is now in com
plete possession. At the same time
final organization of the new com
pany was effected, with the election
of W. J. Paterson of Baker City as
president, and A. Welch of Portland
as vice-president and general man
ager. The trustees are: W. J. Pat
terson, A. Welch, E. W. Hall, E. M.
Rands and L .B. McLane
One of the officials of the company
stated last evening, that all arrange
ments had been made for the com
pletion of the lines in the city and
that work would be resumed within
the next week. The intention of the
company is first to complete the
road in the city and have the cars
running as soon as possible. It was
stated that cars for the use of the
road had already been contracted for,
and would be ready within two
months. The cars will be new and
of the most modern pattern. While it
is the alleged intention of the man
agement of the company eventually
extend the line into the country, no
definite action along this line will be
taken at present. Nothing will be
done looking to further extensions
until the road in the city has been
completed and put in operation.
There are several directions into
the county in which the road might
be extended with apparent profit, but
it is stated that considerable time will
be required to determine which of
these directions would prove the
best investment at this time. It is
expected that at the next meeting of
the council the new franchise asked
for by the Traction Company will be
granted, as the provisions are prac
tically the same as those of the ones
under which the road was started,
with the exception of changes in the
rontes in the northern portion of the
city, which will prove more satisfac
tory to the residents, and have al
ready been indorsed by them.
Requested To Attend.
The members of the Scandinavian
Benevolent Society, are requested to
attend the funeral of our late brother,
Conrad Anderson, this (Friday) af
ternoon at 10:30 o'clock from Pohl's
undertaking parlors. By order
ED HALSETH, President.
JOHN NORDSTROM, Secretary.
WORK HURRIED ON
ROCK DELIVERIES TO BE IN
CREASED SOON FROM 2000
TO 4500 TONS DAILY.
Rock deliveries at the Columbia
River jetty will be increased soon
from 2000 tons daily to about 4500
tons, and the work of pushing the
structure to competion will be rushed,
says the Portland Telegram. Owing
to the bad weather which has prevail
ed at the bar the greater part of the
Spring it is feared that the project
cannot be completed before the
stormy season starts. But it will be
so closely finished as to be about as
serviceable as though every rock had
been put in place.
Gerald Bagnall, the United States
Engineer who is iu charge of opera
tions at the mouth of the Columbia,
arrived at the city this morning and
is well pleased with the progress
which has been made. He says the
limited rock deliveries and the in
clement weather have delayed the
work more than had been anticipated,
but everything is getting in shape so
that the best of results will follow be
fore many days ealpse. The output
at the quarries was not so great as
had been expected on the start, but
this matter will soon be remedied.
There will be no trouble in taking
care of all the shipments which can
be forwarded at the jetty site.
"Until very recently the bar has
been too rough to permit of the sur
vey now under way of being carried
on continuously," says Mr. Bagnall.
"As a consequence, it will take from
ten days to two weeks more to com
plete the soundings. While I am hop
ing thlt an increased depth of water
will be found, it is yet too early to
state with any degree of accuracy
just what the survey will reveal. As
a matter of fact, I will be unable to
tell much about it until the job has
Mr. Bagnall is sure that the jetty
will be the means of causing the bar
channel to scour out to a much great
er depth. He says that the new
dredge, which is nearing completion
on the Atlantic coast to take the
place of the W. S. Ladd, will be
around here before Fall. It is the
intention to use her on the bar occa
sional to assist in maintaining a
deep channel. She is of the suction
type and of twice the capacity as the
Ladd, which could not be utilized at
With a modern dredge in service
down that way and the jetty practi
cally completed this Fall, there is
every assurance that the channel
across the Columbia River bar will
be deepened to the 30-foot mark at
low tide before another season rolls
around. When that has been done
there will be sufficient water at the
entrance to the river to accommodate
the largest ship or steamer that ever
visited a Pacific Coast port.
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Historic And Charming
Manager Hanlin, of the Astoria
Theatre, makes the plcasi.;? an
nouncement that the Georgia Harper
Company, which opens at his popular
house on Sunday evening, June 21st,
will send the initial curtian up on
"Nell Gwyne," the famous and beau
tiful historic play. The trouple is
composed of sixteen clever people,
and will be accompanied by a talent
ed scenic artist direct from Los An
geles. The company is happily known
in Astoria having played a satisfac
tory engagement here about three
years ago, and is prepared to outdo
the successes of that period. Miss
Georgia Harper is among the very
leaders of the leading ladies of the
American stage,and is ably supported
by Joseph Detrick, an actor of pro
nounced accomplishment. It is at
ready conceded the company will
present a series of fine plays to the
certain gratification of the Astoria
Died At Portland
Edward Edwards, age 32 years and
an old resident of Astoria died at
Portland yesterday, of an abscess of
the brain after a short illness. He was
shipped on last night's train to Gil
baugh's undertaking parlors. The
deceased formerly resided at 1405
Harrison avenue, this city, and is wefl
known, having worked at the carpent
er busness for many years. He leaves
a wife and a thild of IS months, be
sides a brother and many friends and
acquaintances to mourn his death.
The arrangements for his funeral
have not yet been arranged, and will
be announced later.
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NE. 1-4, S. 9-6-9 W.; $1600.
United States to M. J. Cannon, pat
ent for NE. 1-4 S. 7-7-7 W.
New Business Venture.
Astoria is to have another plumb
ng establishment. Messrs. E. C.
Younce and W, F. Baker, both prac
tical and expert workmen in this line
will open a business house at No. 126
Eighth street, opposite the postoffice,
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FIFTY DOLLARS REWARD.
I wilt pay the sum of $50 to whom
soever shall recover and deliver the
dead body of riiy son, Vernon Elbon,
supposed to have been drowned in
the Columbia river onSaturday, May
J. E. ELBON.
Against the Late C. Brusie of San
SAN FRANCISCO, June II. All
records in the case against the late
Judson C. Brusie, clubman and play
wright, charged with embezzlement
of the funds of the Metropolitan Sur
ety Company, were ordered stricken
front the bonds of the court, and the
bondsmen released from their obliga
tions in the matter by Police Judge
Weller today. From the bench, Judge
Welter said that he had issued the
complaint and the warrant for the ar
rest of Brusie upon statements he af
terwards learned were false. He
spoke feelingly of the dead man, and
of his friendship.
The action of Judge Weller fol
lowed an eloquent appeal for such
action .by .Attorney Samuel Short
ridge, who referred to the charges
made against Brusie as hasty, malic
ious and wicked.
The remains of Brusie, accompanied
by his widow, arrived in the city at
noon today, and were conveyed to an
undertaking establishment. Arrange
ments for the funeral ceremonies and
the cremation of the body are being
-No one appeared to press the
charges against Brusie, and it is un
derstood that they will be dropped
and his memory cleared of the stain
placed upon it.
Brusie died a few hours after his
arrest. His heart had been affected.
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Petition For Dredging Operations in
the Lewis and Deep Rivers.
Petitions have been drawn up and
placed in circulation for signatures
requesting the Oregon and Washing
ton delegations in Congress to use
their best influence toward securing
appropriations from the Government
to be expended in deepening the
channels of the Lewis and Deep
Rivers, important tributaries of the
lower Columbia. The papers are be
ing signed by representatives of the
river navigation companies, and the
business men in the small towns on
the streams needing improvement.
Relative to the Lewis River, the
petitioners aver that for practically
three months of the year the town of
La Center, on the East Fork, is with
out transportation facilities, It is ex
plained that such is the situation dur
ing the low water period, and because
of it many of the farmers make no
effort to raise much more produce than
required for home use. If the river
should be made navigable the year
around, it is predicted that the ship
ments from that section would be
Concerning the other proposed pro
ject the petitioners desire that the
Deep River channel be dredged to
seven or eight feet. At the low water
mark it is but three and a half feet
deep, which is inadequate to handle
the tra flic. The chief industry is log
ging and lumbering. Statistics have
been compiled, showing that iu 190?
the commerce was as follows: 90,000,
000 feet of logs, 10,000 barrels of
crude oil, 600 tons of steel rails, 300
tons of machinery, 3350 tons of gro
ceries and provisions, and 290,000 feet
of railroad tics.
COLUMBIA STILL RISING.
Will Probably Reach 20-Foot Mark
at Portland Sunday.
PORTLAND, June II. The rapid
rise iu the Snake River has been
checked to some extent, but the rise
of the tipper Columbia shows no
abatement. It is probable that the
stage of the river at Portland will
reach 18:5 feet by Friday morning
and 18.6 feet by Saturday morningi
with prospects of a still further rise,
River bulletin issued by Acting
While it was slightly cooler last
I June 8.
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1 Entire Change of Acta and
T Picturea on Friday.
night in that part of the Rocky
Mountains where the tributaries of
the Columbia have their sources, the
change in temperature was 0t suffic
ient to prevent the snow from melt
ing, according to the weather man.
By Sunday morning there is every in
dication that the' river at Portland
will be at a stage of 20 feet or more.
It rose 0.6 of a foot in the past 24
hours, and stood at 17.1 feet above
the low-water mark at 5 o'clock this
morning. Acting Forecaster Lodholz
predicts that it will reach a, stage of
18,5 feet tomorrow morning and 19.6
feet Saturday morning,
High temperatures prevailed
through the district yesterday. It was
92 degrees at Kamloops, B. C., 84 de
grees at Kalispel, Mont., 84 degrees'
at Spokane, and 88 degrees at Lewis
ton, There were light rains on the
west slope of the Rockies last night,
which , will assist materially in con
verting the snow into water,.