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VOL. I. ?2fm '171
'PORTLAND OREGON; THURSDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 25. 1902.
PRICE EIVE CENTS.
claims to hav paid! to b made! The case
was taken under advisement
Judg Sear yesterday denied the mo
tion to quash th service of summons In
tbe,dlvorce caae Of Littler vi Littler. The
point mad was that 'as neither of the
parti to th action resided In this coun
ty, .the court has no Jurisdiction. The
court held otherwis.
MERGER OFF -
At Least for the Present Beef
, Trust Is Balked. .
0'DonneII Arrested by' London
Police Riot Averted.
Is Very Steadily Going
CONDITION OF FUND
Reports From La Camas District
State Pcoplrlrc Getting .
Ii work of helping the nely nr
Ifferer la steaaily goln on. Thw
morning three members of the executive
committee met and heard the refloru
of the secretary. Those present were
Dr. , Hill, Councilman Flegel and Mr.
A report waa read from Special Agent
Valentine Brown, stating that he has
covered the Fern Prairie and Ireland dis
tricts, the burned districts tributary o
La Comas and Sunnyglde. He will
cover the Shanghlgh and Cape Horn dis
tricts today. Mr. Brown writes:
"The state of things is not as bad as
represpnted, ns the more prosperous and
influential people have helped the poor
people temporarily. There is no starva
tion and tents have been upplled to
nearly all who have lost houses still
there Is much Inconvenience."
Two new cases from the Cape Town
district were reported. Mr. Babln Bald
that he had heard of some suffering at
Reuben, and hud written to the poHt
master there to Investigate them, but as
yet has received no answer.
CONDITION OK Fl'ND.
There were J5.899.60 turned In to the
committee, of which $2,427.06 has already
been spent. Besides this there are about
$200 outstanding for which merchandiso
can be had. Some contributions did not
pass through the hands of this commit
tee these funds will amount to about
J1.800. There is about 11,200 outstanding
yet from the theater benefits.
If any one mlHses the athletic exhi
bition at the Exposition building tomor
row night he will miss a good thing, Th
exhibition will consist of boxing, wrest
ling,, sparring and general athletic ex
erclses. Bob Fltsslmmons will box two
rounds each 'with Tracey, Cook and .his
sparring partner. Tracey and Peming
are practicing now( for their great six
round match. J6 Acton and Alex De
France will wrestle and the Multnomah
and Portland Athletic clubs, the Turn
Verein and the T. M. C. A. will eacn
have their quota of participants. This
promises to be a magnificent exhibition
worth going miles to see. The price of a
ticket is low and everyone should see
that he Is provided with one.
The ladles in charge of the distributing
depot request that more blankets and
bedding be sent, as there are enormous
demands for these supplies. There is
also necessary clean white rags for tho
sick people. Anyone having these things
will do a good act by sending them down
to the depot at 12 First street.
AID FOR NEEDY.
The Journal Is in receipt of a donation
of $19 to the relief of the fire sufferers
from A. B. Potter, of Klondyke, Ore.
The money will be turned over to SweJ!
the fund started In this behalf by tne
Attendance Good and Attractions
(Journal Special Service.)
EUGENE, Sept. 25. Eugene's street
fair and carnival opened yesterday after
noon in a hard shower of rain, but the
attendance was large and all the attrac
tions were well patronized. A parade of
considerable merit, beaded by the Fourth
Regiment band, of this city, was had in
the mud before the formal opening of
the fair. Queen Marie I was crowned
last night amid a blaze of glory. Mayor
G. R. Chrisman presented the ; crown
and Prime Minister Charles A. ;Hardy
read the proclamation. M. S. Wallls, sec
retary of the carnival board, had charge
of the ceremonies.
SINK WITH SHIP
The Danube Goes to the Bottom,
Carrying Fourteen Witi It.
VIENNA. Sept 25. Fourteen people
were drowned as the result of the sink
ing of a uteamshlp on the Danube near
here today. "
Ona of. lb moat' disastrous shfpWfecRs
that has occurred In this vicinity for some
time was the sinking of the steamship
Danube at an early, hour this morning.
An accident which could not be prevented
caused the men to lose control of the
vessel and It was but a short time until
she sank. The boat went down so rap-
' Idly that it was Impossible for those on
board to secure means of escape, con-
' sequently fourteen persons were drowned
and others seriously Injured In their
adeavors to gt away from the wreck.
OMAHA. Sept, 25. The taking of ln
ventories of the packing bouses Here was
stopped today on orders received from
Chicago. This leads to th belief that
the proposed merger Is off. at least for
the present, owing to President Roose
velt' hostility to trusts.
KANSAS CITT, Sept. 25.-The packing
houses have Issued orders forbidding
their employes to discuss the beef trust
on the penalty of being discharged.
The Mayo Runs Into the Liner
j LIVERPOOL, Sept. 25.-The Dublin
steamer Mayo collided this morning In
a fog with the White Star liner Teuton
ic as th latter celared Mersey. The
Dublin was badly damaged, but the Teu
tonic waa not disabled.
Many Illegitimate Child
ren of Lepers
MR DOLE TESTIFIES
Says Salary Appropriation Is Too
Small Republican Cam
. ' Journal Special Bervlce.)
HONOLULU, Sept 16. Judge Burton
conducted the Jjiqulry for the senatorial
commission today. It was developed that
Father Wendelln's charge of illegal co
habitation among the Leper colony was
tolerated by the Board of Health and
that one-half the children born last year
NOT ENOUGH MONEY.
HONOLULU, Sept. 16. Attorney-General
Dole testified before the senatorial
commission today that the appropriation
for salaries in his department was too
low to obtain employes outside of natives;
that the cost of living mere is twice
what it is In Portland. Senator Mitchell
wanted to know about the police sys
tem. Mr. Dole said th government cen
tralized It to an extent unknown in the
States, but that it Is possible todo so
on account of the small size of the coun
try. The Republican campaign was opened
here for Prince Kuhlo by. the silver
tongued orator, Tom Fitch. He talked,
several hours on the principles of the
G. O. P.
The Navy Department has granted an
extension of nliie months asked by Cotton
Brothers to complete the Pearl Harbor
SALEM HOP MARKET
Prices Are Good, but Growers Are
Holding for 22 Cents.
(Journal Special Service.)
SALEM, Sept. 25. The hop market has
opened here by the sale of 200 bales -of
hops at 2H4 cents a pound, made last
evening. The growers are generally hold
ing their hops high, and a bid of 22
cents for a lot of 100 bales of choice hops
was declined last night, the grower re
ceiving the offer deciding to hold them
for higher prices.
Hop picking generally is over, and the
crop will soon be In the bale. The last
contingent of pickers from Portland, 250
people, left. Marion county yesterday, re
turning to the city over the Southern Pa
cific. The' shipping of hops is beginning,
the first to go east from this county
being a ear load now being loaded at
Brooks, and taken In on a contract made
DILLON,' Mont.. Sept. 25. The Pioneer
Society of Montana began Its nineteenth
annual meeting In this city loday. " Mem
bers are in" attendance from Helena, An
aconda, Red Rock. Deed Lodge, and other
places throughout the state and from
all Indteatton the reunion Will be on of
the most successful In the history of the
society. The visitors are expected to re
main here for several days and elaborate
arrangements have been completed for
. f j i . '.
TO SUCCEED WHITE.
BERLIN, Sept. , 2i Russian Ambassa
dor! Towet will "succeed Ambassador
white In Germany. News of, Roosevelt's
decision reached bere this afternoon.
The Fight Which Ended
Trying to Prove That the Baldwins
Were the Aggressors
in the Fight.
The trial of George Baldwin for the
murder of Frank Carlson was resumed
before Judge George and Jury this morn
ing. Four witnesses were examined for
the prosecution but three of them had
practically the same story to telt They
were witnesses of the fist fight which
ended in Carlson's death.
It Is the intention of the defense to
show that the fight was prearranged and
for a money wager. In this the state
produced Adolph Muotfow who proved an
excellent witness, testifying that he saw
the wager made and that the proffer came
from the defendant's father.
A TOUGH ON THE) STAND.
Alfred Carlson, brother of the dead
man. was the first witness. Twice Judge
George was obliged to warn the witness
to refrain from profanity, under penalty
of being sent to Jail for contempt of
Carlson described the light in a general
way, saying it was started as a rough
and tumble mill and continued as such
until his brother received a punch In the
stomach followed by one on the Jaw. Then
both fighters went to the ground and
commenced to wrestle for an upper posi
tion. This deceased secured. Old man
Baldwin vthen ran and started to pull
Carlson off his son. "Seventy" Baldwin
then ran In and punched Carlson once In
the face. The crowd separated the two
and old man Baldwin announced that the
fight would continue In a fair stand-up
manner. The principals agreed to that
and the mill was continued for about 15
minutes when deceased fell unconscious
to the ground. He had received a blow
In the solar plexus Just -before he fell.
The defense endeavored to show on
cross-examination that th Carlsons wer;e
the real aggressors In the fight and that
the brothers of the dead man were pres
ent and urged Frank on and gave advice
as how to proceed. Witness held to his
main story however.
Max Johnson and John Hamilton, wit
nesses of the affray, were not able to
throw any additional light on the hom
icide. SAW WAGER MADE.
Adolph Murchow, the State's star wit
ness of the day, next took the stand. , Ha
testified that two nights previous to the
fatal fight he was proceeding ijome on
his bicycle, when he came upfWth a
crowd on a corner. As he recognlxed
several he stopped to see what was going
on. In the crowd were old man Baldwin
and Frank Carlson. H swore, he said, he.
heard Baldwin say:
"I've got a boy who can lick any ona
of his weight in the country and I'll bet
$5 on It." Carlson spoke up and Bald:
"I can lick him myself."
The men then commenced ' to make
the match. Carlson had something over
$3. while Baldwin only could produce $1.
The match was accordingly made for the
latter amount, the money being put up
in witness's hands as stakeholder.
f After the knockout old Baldwin mw
tloned to Murchow to hand over th
"I did not do so," testified the witness,
"but said, 'No, wait awhile.' I still re
tain the i2, as no one has since claimed
GIRLS TO TESTIFY.
Some Interesting testimony Js expected
this afternoon, when Josephine Smith
and Ida Fiedler, the two girls over whom
deceased and defendant bad trouble over
the Sunday night previous to the tragedy,
will bewailed. It is contended, that this
trouble really led up to the fatal fight,
and that when old man Baldwin offered
to bet the $S he was really Intending
his remarks for Carlson instead of any
one else in the crowd.
COURT HOUSE NOTES.
F. Nj,, Keenan, Jointly charged- with
Chester Harvey and James Hughes with
holding up an old man named Wm. Cun
ningham and robbing him of $5, sprung a
surprise in the Circuit Court yesterday by
entering a plea of guilty. His two alleged
partners In crime have been tried, Hughes
being acquitted and the Jury In the case
of Harvey falling to agree. It la thought
the police made a mistake and that
Keenan's two pals made their escape. The
latter will be" sentenced Friday.
The motion to set aside the service of
summons in the case of Fred Frits vs the
Washington Rational Building & Loan
Associatlonwas to have com up today
for argument but at the request of coun
sel the matter has been continued until
October 7. Fritz holds investment stock
In. the company which he claims is worth
$1905 while the company only offered him
$700, claiming that was all it could af
fotsd ta giva, owing to AeaeMiatioB . In
the value of the stock owing to dull J
times. Fritz secured Judgment by default
and now the company wants the case re
Marjory Coles has sued.dames W. Coles
'for a divorce on the grounds of cruel and
Inhuman treatment. She also asks- tho
court to enjoin him from selling property;
valued at 16,000. I
..Judge Cleland heard the suit of 8. Bit-,
yeffleld,' the furrier, against- Julius I
Meier, to recover a set of blue prints held
by the defendant and which SUverfleld
Planting of WiUoNvs Recommended
to - Sfop Shifting Sands -:
TACOMA. Sept JS. Hugh Baker, who
has spent th past year in the North
west In the Interest of the forestry de
partment of th Government has devoted
the past, summer fn the investigation
of condition along the Columbia River.
He recommend that the Government
plant willow nd other trees along the
riven 'claiming - that this will stop the
shifting sands which!, cause the railroads
such great losses, besides Interfering with
river navigation. This would doubtless
solv the vexed .problem, but the expense
connected with It would be so great that
the Government alone could attempt it.
, ' - '.'
The Board of Engineers
Necessity for Improvement Quite
Evident No Conclusions
Representative Malcolm A. Moody has
Just returned from a trip up to The
Dallea n nil Collin. TVhnn aMtn hv m. Jour- I
nal reporter he expret lad himself as fol
lows: "I have Just returned from a trip up
to the locks, where the special board
of United States Engineers, accompanied
by Captain W. ('. !.angfltt and myself,
looked over the ground In regards to re
moving the obstructions at The Dalles,
Celllo, Ten and Five Mile Rapids.
"While in Portland a few days ago I
arranged for transportation"!, the
board. Mr. Mohler of the OR. & N.
kindly, put a special car at our dlnponal
and we left last Monday evening. On
Tuesday morning we 'took on an engine
at The Dalles and pulled out to a point
Just below OHlo Fans.' where we were
ferried over to the proposed site of the
upper locks, over on the Washington side.
The engineers went over the ground of
the propose canal, crossing back to our
special car and thence going to Celllo
Falls, returning to Ten Mile Rapids. It
is here where the Hart project contem
plates drawing out by a submerged dam
h&The Dalles Gorge or Five Mile Rapids.
After examining these falls and Stlllway
over on the Washington side, we ran our
car to The Dalles Gorge, where we spent
several hours looking over the proposed
dam site. The Intention is to work the
way down through the natural canal,
which the Hart project proposed to util
lie by deepening and widening.
AT CASCADE! L!CKS.
"We then returned to The Dalles,
where we remained until morning. On
our way down we stopped at the Cascade
Locks, where we spent about a half hour.
These locks were planned and largely
constructed by Captain Edward Burr, one
of the members of the present board.
"As yet no conclusions were drawn, al
though the board is very much impressed
with the Importance of overcoming the
Representative Moody is very much in
terested In the Improvement and Is anx
ious to do his utmost to bring about
the completion In the most acceptable
way. , t
The members of the board are Lieutenant-Colonel
William H. Heuer, Majer
William L. Marshall, Captain Edward
Burr, Captain Cassius E. Gillette and
Captain Charles H. Mclnstry. Captain
W. C. Langfltt and Representative Mal
colm A. Moody accompanied the board.
HIS HOPES DASHED.
Speaking of Jay Cooke, the founder df
the Northern Pacific evidences of whose
faith are well known in Portland, a Min
nesota man In the city states that Gould
has ever maintained his great water
power rights on the St. Louis River, near
Duluth. They have been retained In Mr.
Cooke's family, through all the vicissi
tudes of fortune. The lands and rights
have cost his friends millions to carry
and maintain, and now, as one of the
goMippers put It. he is near his end. bis
own hopes unrealised.
The City and Hubruban Railway com
pany at its' annual meeting held Tues
day re-elected th following board of
director: Tyler Woodward, H.. W. Cor
bett.. C. A. Dolph, Rufus. Mallory and
H, C. Campbell. .Th officers re-elected
were: Tylr Woodward, president: H. W.
Corbett,- vice-president? C. V. Swigei't,
secretary and manager.; : Miss Mae F.
Then Shot and Killed
Piqued Because He Was Treated
Discourteously The Guests
WASHINGTON. Sept. 25. The Golden
Eagle-Jlotel here was uiniust destroyed
with aynamite at an early hour this
morning by Frank McKee.
Because he loufat, the landlord had
treated him discourteous! a young man
named Frank McKee, agoj8 years, be
came piqued and wrecked) the Golden
Eagle Hotel with dynamit at 4 o'clock
this morning. 4
When he realized what a terrible deed
he had done, and fearing he had been
the cause of the loss of many lives, some
of which might have been those of his
closest friends, the young mun secured
his revolver and shot himself. He died
McKee had been a rexlilent of the hotel
four years, spending his money lavishly
among strangers au well as friends. He
was considered fairly wealthy, as during
the time he lived at the Golden Kusle
he Is said to have sepnt over $ T. (It 0.
The explosion wa u terrific one and
the hotel was damaged to conxirierable
extent. The most prominent feature of
the disaster waa the escape of tin- Kuests
of the hostelry, none of whom received
any serious Injuries.
The, explosion occurred ut an early
hour of the morning, when the occupants
of the buildlng'were asloep. but no sooner
waa the report heard than the halls were
tilled with guests running back and forth
trying to find the elevator or the stairs.,
endeavoring to make their escape. Miiny
of tnem ran Into the street without wait
ing to secure their valuables or even put
on any additional clothing other, than
their night robes. As soon as the extent
of the damage was ascertained the guests
quietly returned to their rooms.
On thorough investigation It was learn
ed that Landlord Brant ani his wlf
were the only ones who received injuries
in the attempted destruction of the hotel,
and they were not hurt seriously.
New Yorkers at the hotels this riiornlng
were discussing the nominations of the
New York Republicans, two men espe
cially well known In the west. Senator
Hlgglns and John F. O'Brien, -on ill
tlc'ket, have been In the west consider
ably. The former was a son of the Mr.
Hlgglns, now deceased, of Olean. N. Y..
who made an immense fortune from
Northern Pacific lands, which ho bought
on tips from Jay Gould. These Jund
were scattered along the whole line of
the road, and were deemed "wild cat"
purchases at the time. 1 The younger
Hlgglns will be remembered as at one
time In the I'niled States hind ofllce
service as specail agent. Mr. O'Brien
had been often on the coast, ai.3 resides
BIDS ARE CLOSED.
The bids for the printing of the first
advertising leaflet of the Lewis und
Clark Fair will be closed today and the
contract to the lowest bidder awarded
tomorrow. The printers have been rath
er slow In presenting their bids, but the
publicity committee will wait no longer
as the matter of advertising the Fair
must not be further delayed. The
leaflets will be Issued to the merchant?
of this city to enclose In all their cor
respondence. WOUND . MAY BE
FAR FROM TRIVIA
WASHINGTON. Sept. 23 -There is a
general belief that President Roosevelt's
trouble Is far from trivial. It Is almost
certain that a second operation may Un
necessary. WASHINGTON. S.it. il.-Presldent
Roosevelt passed a comfortable night.
The abscess now causes him very 11c tie
annoyance beyond the quiet it necessi
tates. ATTACK TRAIN.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 25. Commander
McLean, of the Cincinnati, today cabled
"Wednesday three hundred insurgents
attempted to board a train about to
leave Empire station in an attempt to
capture Colombian officers traveling as
passengers from Colon to Panama. A
marine clubbed the leader with his mus
ket. The guurds trained the muchlne gun
an th iurgnt. a-ho- flwl pFHlMrtclyr
CALLED BAD NAMES..
N. F. SagKard. a recent arrival from
Celifornai, appeared before Prosecuting
Attorney Fitxgerald last evening and de
sired to swear out a warrant against R.
A' Marshall for calling him a hobo and a
criminal. He claimed that he wa neith
er one of these things., and wanted ju
tie through th law. Th wurrant waa not
DUBLIN, Sept 25. Great excitement
was occasioned In this city today by the
arrest of John O'Donnell, a member of
the English Parliament and a prominent
leader of the Irish home rule party.
He was under prosecution at London for
havli.g violatj the crimes act, and had
repeatedly refused to appear for trial.
Today he was apprehended at the rail
way staiion In this city and was lmmsdl
ately placed under arrest by the police.
A l.-rge crowd of home rule leaguers
gathered and attempted to forcibly res
cue O'Donnell from the police. For a
time a serious riot seemed Imminent, but
cooler heads in the crowds finally qulet
e,l the disturbance, and O Donnell peace
ably BUljmltti'd to arrest.
, KARL Dl'DLE Y ARRIVES.
Earl Du lley. the newly appointed Lord
Lleiiunant of Ireland, accompanied by
Countss Dudely.'ahd the Duke of Con
naught, entered Dublin this afternoon
with un imposing reception. , Earl Dudley
Is hated by the people of Ireland, and It
was expected that his appearance here
won rt he the filitiHl for hostile demod
strtitioin. Ijut such was not the case.
The iilizeiis deserted the streets every-"
whre, mid alien) e -reigns throughout the
elty. The Karl was unable to conceal
nls iliappolntment ut the reception ac
corded htm by the people of Ireland.
PERISHED IN THEFIRE
Cne of the Finders of Bcdies in
T. McNeill, of La ( . 'trier, Wash., Is In
the city. Mr. McNeill was a member of
ths search party that located the bodies
of the unfortunate victims who perished
on the headwaters of the Lewis river in
the forest fires.
Near one spot 11 bodies were found,
Mr. and Mrs. Smith and one child; Mr.
and Mis McKeene and one child, and
-Mr. anil Mrs. Heed and three children.
"It was. the saddest sight," said Mr.
McNeill, "that I ever saw. Reed and his
wife were lying face downward and be
tween them were two of their children
which they had evidently endeavored to
protect as long as breath remained In
Hi. -in, Each had un arm around a child.
All the clothing had been burned off, gnd
tjie bmlles presented a black and sicken
ing appearance. All the other bodies
were in the near vicinity. We took, them
to the Speiiii' Prairie burying grounits
and gave them temporary Interment
Lull r tin y will iie brought to La Center
Says He Will Anticipate All Gov
WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 Secretary
Shaw this afternoon, announced that ii
would offer to anticipate all the govern
ment Interest maturing between October
1 and the end of the fiscal year, June
Si. 'liMWt, at a rebate to the government of
two-eighths per cent per month. The
profit to the government of the offer, I.'
it be accepted by the business communi
ty, will be n quarter of a million.
SALT LAKE END
Preliminary Lines Will Be Run in
Utah at Once.
SALT LAKE. Sept. 25. Engineer
Wilkes of this city has been engaged
by the Great Central Railroad (Coos Bay
to Suit Luke). He will make up a party
Immediately for field work, running the
preliminary lines of the road in this
State. The new line will run south of
the Great Salt Lake and considerable
trestle work will be built over the water.
Secretary Shaw Says Report of
Resignation Is Ridiculous.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 25. Secretary
Shaw says the rumor of his resignation
on account of not being in harmony with
President Roosevelt is ridiculous.
COVINGTON. Ky., Sept. 25. An acci
dent In the Potts Valley mines last even
ing caused a. premature blast, entomb
ing thirteen people. It was reached after
several hours. The killed are: Robert
Craft, Edwin Tingler, Galbraith Tlngler,
Frank HSdler, Jotfn Haynes and RoSeST
Burton, the latter colored. Seven others
were badly injured, three fatally.
BAD RIILK UTTLE BUTTER.
Food and Datey Commissioner Bailey is
busy at present preparing cases against
Henry Westerman for selling -adulterated
milk and -against the La , Grande
Creamery Company for - selling short
weight, butter. -, Tli Case, will be argued
In the circuit sourt on October IB . .
Given President Mitchell
by Soldiers -
Operators Succeed in Getting Out
a Train Load of Coai,As-
sistea by Kain.
WILKESBARRE. Sept. 25.-A full reV
iment is now en route to Shanendoah ami
to Old Forge, where disturbances hav
been renewed. The company from Par
sons arrived this morning and cheeretf
President Mitchell lustily as they passe4 j.
his headquarters, many of the member 1
being striking miners. At Pittston slight
disturbances this morning were prompt,
quelled by soldiers.
MAHANOY CITY, Sept. 25. During
driving rain this morning when tin i ,;
were only a few strikers about, the Norn -Mahanoy
washery succeeded in shipping.''
la cars of coal, under a heavy guard f
deputies and coal and iron police .4
o'clock this morning.
CLUBBED TO DEATH.
SCRANTON. Sept. 25,-Strlkers a
Grassy Island this forenoon clubbed Jaa.
Winston to death. His body was horribly
maltreated. James Lewi was also un
mercifully clubbed till he was uncon '
scious and his ' body Wad pelted with
stones. The perpetrators are hiding In
the mountains, i
MAKE NO DIFFERENCE.
WILKESBARRE, Sept. Z5.-Mltchell tO'
day says that the presence of three thou- - '
sand troops In the valley make no dlf- t
ference In the situation. Th strikers i
Stand solid and are confident of ultimata v
ABSENCE OF RIOTING. ,
WILKESBARRE, Sept. t5 -Report ;
from the various coal fields this morning
show the absence of rioting. Th strik
ers are evidently overawed by th pres.
ence of the troops. '
Sackett Sentenced for Mailing'
Obscene Matter Light Fine, f
O. R. Sackett pleaded guilty yesterday
In the United States District CcfSrt to
charge of sending an obscene lette '
through the malls. In March, 19M, Sack.
etty while a resident of Ontario, Or., sent'.'
an ohscene letter to John Newell, of Eleo,''
111. Newell turned the letter oven to th
proper authorities, resulting in Sackett'f "
arrest. U '
Sackett was sentenced this morning t9
a fine of $100. - - ' .
SELLING LIQUOR TO INDIANS. - -
James Berkeley, Wm. Smith. J. It.:
Smith and John R. Franklin were ar '
ruigned , before United States District
Court Judge Bellinger, on a charge ot
selling liquor to Indians. All pleaded)
guilty. 'The first three were let out on
their own recognizance and the last was
sentenced to a fine-of $100 and 60 days
imprisonment in the Jail at Pendleton.
IMPROVE ROCK PILL
Tho authorities are contemplating th
making of some improvements at th
city rock factory. During th fall and
winter, it is anticipated that th fore -will
be greatly iiwrwsedbythlnnux
of tramps.. To give opportunity to labor, '
facilities will be arranged, so that non
who fall Into the clutches ot th law,
will be without employment. A roof wilt
be placed over the works to protect the
laborers from the rain. The capacity ol
the works will also be increased. ,
TO LOWER PIPE
Bull Run Main Across Willamette
At the meeting of the East Sid Im
provement Association held Tuesday eve
ning,, there was some (Msuusslon ttt Tela-'
tion to the lowering of the Bull Run pip
line ' which crosses the river just south
of the Madison street bridge.
When the Oregon Water Power Rail
way Company purchased Its present dock
age and land for a terminal depot at thl -east
end of the bridge. It was decided
to build a more extensive wharf systeem,.
and to havfe the harbor In front ot th
property dredged to k greater depth,
At the present time it would, be mv
possible to undertake tbia (ask, s lhv
water pipe is laid so .do -to th bottom,
of the river 'that a much deeper channel
eon not ha ureA.Itnflut.breaklnf th
pipe'. The plans of the company 1 to "
the Legislature to allow the, water com--mission
to lower the pipe to a sufficient
depth so that the dredging can b don
. . . .... i.?.tSi
Clearing at Oak Park. , ? '
A, fore of men are employed at Oak
Park, clearing the timber off the Urn?
of Hartman," .Thompson & Powers. Th
firm has about sore of heavy Umber t ,
be cleared. About t.OGO fret bus alreadj ,
been take out Of the street. 1