The Oregon daily journal. (Portland, Or.) 1902-1972, January 12, 1904, Page 6, Image 6

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Liberals Td How . $163,000 Hfeht Be Spent
Without Providing for Play GroundsSeat-;
tie's Experience with Bonds Discouraging.-
Conference of Major Langfitf, Gov. Chamberlain
, and StateJ0fficers with 0. R. & N. Officials
Discuss Securing Right of Way. .
sctJBT pat nr cxroxs. WHICH
Yisrrora the ims paib.
To place the Portland schools'ln f .a.
' thoroughly habitable and sanitary eon
iditlon and to provide for. the natural in-
crease Jin. attendance previous to the
k opening of the next school year, wowld
; require 163,000, In v the opinion of
achool officials who have investigated
t the local situation. Those holding these
:; views are among the number who favor
' the larger levy for new buildings and
additions. ;". -'".' : :-
' The conservative members In the board
1 of education think that a Bum approxl
'xnating $90,000 sufficient for present
' needs. Chairman Wittenberg put the
fi gu relit I125.U OOTbuTthis Is said to be
Intended as a compromise.
The liberals in the matter of school
"appropriations say that - they have flg-
v red , closely In determining that the
following improvements are absolutely
necessary: , ,
Four-room addition to the Clin' . '
ton-Kelly school . 14.000
Four-room add. to the Brook
. J lyn school . 14.000
Tour-room building at". East
- 28th and East Couch ..,.;, , . 14,000
; Eight-room addition to the Al
; bina-Central school 25.000
Four-room addition to the Ports
mouth school . . . . . .. . . 14.0fc0
Four-room addition to the South
r Portland school 14,000
Renovation at Atkinson school..' 30,000
- f-SchooHrite-and S-roora bldgbe- :
tween Couch and Chapman
schools . . ' 38,000
lAn alternative proposition of 4- .
room add. to Couch school, :,. 14,000
An Alternative.
There is an alternative proposition,
conceded by the people , who ' desire . a
large levy. In the erection of a four
room addition to the Couch school at a
cost of $14,000, instead , of purchasing
the site and erecting a new eight-room
building between the Couch and Chap
man schools. This, however. . they de
clare, would be only postponing the in
evitable construction of a new building
nomewhere in that locality, for the dis
tance between the two schools is 25
Mocks and the Intervening section has
increased largely in population.
"In the first place the Couch school
3s In very poor condition and It would
Je a waste of money, to erect any ad
dition to It." saia one taxpayer today.
"'The grounds are already . pretty well
vised up by the school structure and an
Washington, Jan. 12. St. Louts gets
the Democratic convention on the sec-
nd ballot The vote was 8 to 81. Chi-
cago wanted a refund of the unused
The cigarette invaded their household
and parted Grace Miller from her hus
band. '' ; -; '
In her suit for divorce from Fred Mil
ler,' which wss filed In the state circuit
court today, Mrs. Miller alleges that her
husband smoked not only during the day,
tout" he also insisted upon using ciga
rettes and tobacco in other forms after
they had retired. - His habit of smoking
After a short absence from the county
jnlL John C. Fsbrlcius was returned to
Sheriff Storey's hostelry again today.
Fabrlulus, who was serving a, six
months' sentence for robbing a local
church last summer, made his escape
last Friday morning and this morning
he was caught by Patrolman Grlf Rob
erts, who found him asleep in a restaur
ant at Third and Everett streets. -
Although the fugitive had shaved off
the luxuriant beard which he grew while
io confinement, the officer recognised
him at once And took him to the city
-jail despite the man's strong protest
.that it was a case of mistaken-identity,
'lie was locked up and later was turned
over to the county authorities.
"I could have been 2,000 miles away,"
Mid Fabrictus. "If I had tried to leav.
'Eut as soon as I got a drink of whisky
It was all off with me and here I am
On -his person Fabrlcius had a candle,
.which is part of the paraphernalia of a
house sneak, hut the prisoner told the
officers he had had no opoprtunlty to
upe it.
Fabrlcius is said by the detectives to
he nothing but a church thief. When
arrested several months ago he .stole a
. (tommunion set and other articles. He
had but a few days more to serve wheu
he made his escape: Me was employed
In the jail -office as a trusty.,
' Word was received that the . Southern
FHClfio railroad bridge over the Santiare
river in Linn county wss endangered by
high water. A pile driver was ordered
to the bridge to strengthen its sup-
1 The Santlam" river at this point Is
constantly , changing its . .course. The
hfid is now 600 feet from the old chan
nel and every winter it changes a little
more. 1
A steel bridge is to be built across
the Santlam this year, ...
ro xtbdxboo opebatiob.
Mrs. C. J. Fonington of lone. Or., is
at SV Vincent's hospital, where she will
have n operation performed. She is
the wife "f . the O.Jt, & N. company's
gcni at. ions - .-.- , , 1
addition would take in all , the y play
ground ' that' remains." ' V,
The Atkinson school renovations, will
be made, that is certain, but five of
the proposed additions must be left; out.
Just which will be. in the list cannot
be determined until it comes to a vote.
Omitting the new school between the
Couch and Chapman buildings would
reduce the total to $126,000, but this
would hop even 'provide for an addition
at the Couch school, now already filled
to the capacity. It would' mean also
cutting out two more proposed four
room additions and reducing a four-
room to a two-room addition.
Bo Playgrounds Provided For. -
in making this list provision for play
grounds has-been entirely, ignored.
Neither ; are general repairs, considered,
as they are provided for under another
Item of expense already definitely
adopted and Including alterations to the
High school, which will cost ,10,000.
A few express the opinion that now is
also the best time to buy building sites,
representing that land will never again
be as cheap as at present. '
The general impression is that no
special election will be held upon a
bonding proposition. The difficulty will
be fought out on the lines of a special
tax levy, the amount of which , will be
determined by a-majority vote at the
taxpayers', meeting that Is to be- held
next-Thursday. A number-of-lntereated
property owners have communicated
with the Seattle-authorities, where the
bonding plan, was adopted, and the. re
plies seemed to be somewhat discourag
tng to that plan.' It appears that Seattle
is now bonded to 1 about $1,000,000 for
schools, and the people find they have
overstepped the. limit. ; ') , "
- The beard of- education - had another
round .with . the new building proposi
tion at the regular session held last
night, but adjourned ho nearer an under
standing than when it convened. Chair
man Wittenberg still Insists that It
would be sheer folly to consider, any
appropriation . of v less than $125,000,
while theopposltlon maintain their claims
that the smaller sum would be suffi
cient. Unless some compromise can be
reached two reports will probably be
presented for the taxpayers' meeting
Thursday, the suggestion of the major
ity and a minority report from Chair
man Wittenberg, explaining his posi
tion. '
portion of the guarantee and the sale
of J.000 tickets which caused the decls-
ion against her. July is the date fixed
for the opening, .
cigarettes after he bad gone to 'bed ar(
noyed her greatly, and caused her se
rious illness. , ,
8he also alleges that he refused, to de
sist from the habit when she requested
him to do so, and told .stories reflecting
upon her. m
The Millers were married in Portland
on November 2$. 1902, And have, one
child, about two months old.
Chicago, 'Jan. 12. -Six' thousand em
ployes of the city and of the United
States government located at Chicago
have hit upon a plan which will give
them all the advantages - of belonging
to a labor union without their becoming
in fact members of such an organisation.
Ten thousand acres of land has been
acquired In the state of Chihuahua, Mex
ico, and is at the present time held un
der an option. This land is proposed as
the property of the corporation which is
to. be.(formed. Of this corporation,
which is ostensibly to be a land-holding
organisation, policemen, firemen and
postal employes are to be shareholders,
and all deliberations of the body are to
be held behind closed doors. ' The offi
cials recently ordered that city employes
must not form a union. 1 '
Hans Olson, father of Fred I Olson,
clerk of the municipal court, underwent
ah operation for the removal of a can
cer at, St Vincents hospital. In spite
of the patient's advanced use, 82. years,
he passed through the ordeal better than
many younger men might undergo it.
and the latest report from the hospital
Is that he will recover. Mr. Olson, who
was 82' years of age December 16 last,
lives at Port Blakelcy, Wash. For seven
years he has suffered with a cancer in
his left cheek, lip and nostril. ' The
operation was performed by Drs. Louis
Buck and .William Jones.
In the divorce case of Nellie E.
Glutsch against Emil Olutsch, Circuit
Judge Sears decided this morning that
Glutsch -should pay his wife alimony in
the sura of $30 a month. Glutsch. the
court, found, earns a salary of $100 a
month, and can easily afford to give his
wife less than one-third of that sum.
In the case of Anna Stearns against
Theodore Stearns, the court refused to
modify the decree of divorce granted.
Under . the . decree- Stearns must con
tribute $30 a month for the support of
his former wife and 6hi)dren He asked
that the sum be reduced, and while his
petition was denied, the court informed
his attorneys that they might (lie an
other application if circumstances de
manded it, -i
Slot machine men are active today in
distributing1' their devices to the sa
loons and cigar stores of the city. Sev
eral, weeks ago ' the machine men , were
arrested and forfeited $2,000 in bail,
presumably under ' the impression that
that was a license , to gamble for a
month. Next day .the money machines
were closed.-' Some arrangement . has
been made to place them In commission.
Chief of 'Police Hunt yesterday gave
his men instructions that a machine
from which money came pouring out in
payment of a winning number, or color
should b classed as a money device,
but that one- paying In trade checks
would -fwt come-under -this head.
On this showing Conn, Magoon, Grif
fith and Smith are again in the slot ma
chine business, conducted on a -. trade
basis. '
E. O. Magoon said today; "I am glad
we are opening up oh the trade basis.
We will not be required to pay a fine
in this manner, and the machine men
will do better than if they operated cash
paying machines and had to , make a
monthly donation to th city. I have
my machines fixed so that they will pay
only checks, and under the ruling of the
city attorney and Chief Hunt, it is legal
to feed the machines, with coin. - This
is better for the saloonkeeper as any
winning made must be used in trade,
where with a money paying system
some of the wlnntngs are carried away.
The-blg machines- ar e-now-classed with
the., small card devices at the cigar
Store." "."''. -';?:,.-':-' : ,
Councilman ; Albee of the committee
appointed to investigate the rumor that
Chief of Police Hunt had made a defi
nite promise that money slot machines
wouldbe allowed ta run under the fine
system, and on, the strength of this se
cured $2,000 then close them, says that
thtf investigation is bringing nothinr to
light to substantiate the story.
Among the stockmen who arrived this
morning to attend the convention was a
happy crowd from Eastern Washington.
They were E. E. Elliot, professor of ag
riculture at the Washington Agricul
tural college and president of the Inland
Breeders' Stock association; J. S. Klun
gard, of Pullman, Wash., treasurer of
the stock association; J. 1 Smith of the
Haxelwood Cream company of Spokane;
Theodore Reed of Wasco;" delegate at
large, and P,. F. Byrnes of Wasco.
M. C. Price of Provo said: "If the
government would handle the forest re
serves so that all could have the-same-beneflts
it would be of great advantage.
As it is now, in some sections, the big
stockmen have the monopoly, and it is a
struggle for the little fellows." ,
P. M. Clegg of Utah said: ,4We don't
notice the effects of the meat combine
so much as the actions of some of th
railroads. Since January 1 the passage
of a man back on a shipment of two or
three car loads of stock, as has been cus
tomary before, has not been allowed
without additional, charge. Freight
rates are getting steeper. This may not
be universal, but we are beginning to;
feel it in our section not a little."
"We cattlemen up in the Payette
country do not amount to anything
now," laughingly, remarked Capt, H
Irwin of Payette, Idaho, when he was
asked how the cattle Industry in his
section was thriving. "Twelve or, IS
years ago," 'resumed the captain, "It
was nothing unusual for myself and my
neighbors to round up 16,000 to 20,000
cattle in the Weiser country, but now
we have only small bunches. I my.
self have only 600 or 600. How do I
account for the decrease? . The sheep
men ran us out. They are the people:
and we have' to take a back seat Still
we are not losing any money. .
"We have found that one small un
dertaking well managed is worth more
than a great one. that cannot be care
fully! looked after. We do not have to
risk tne loss of $10,000 or $16,000 for
hay every year without the certainty of
a return, for now we know Just where
we stand and can tell what revenue we
will reap from the Investment"
One of ; the leading stockmen who
came from The Dalles is W. B. Kirk.
Mr. Kirk says that the hog product has
been shipped out and that fat cattle are
scarce in his section.1 At The Dalles
W. B. Ketchum is feeding 2,300 head of
sheep. .
The gamblers of Portland continue to
pour their monthly tribute into the, city
coffers, and today $60 were added to the
collections of the month, -none of the de
fendants appearing to fight 'the cases.
The poker game proprietors who each
forfeited $20 are M. H. Egglestein, L.
B. Jones and Theodore Limbeck.
Daniel . Jackson and William Harris,
alias "Bad Eye" (colored), who are ac
cused of .having assaulted and robbed
William Willis in bis cabin, one mile
north of the city limits, are being tried
before Circuit Judge Sears today. Both
pleaded not guilty. Raymond Jackson,
who was "jointly indicted with them,
pleaded guilty to the charge yesterday
afternoon. lie said the three had held
up Willis in his cabin, hit him with a
club, taken $' from him, and threat
ened to burn- his. house.
David O. Van Houten, the murderer
of Al Young, was arraigned before Pre
siding Judge Cletand of the state circuit
court this morning, and had his trial set
for January 28. In the courtroom Vain
Houten appeared to be calm and col
lected, and on thai way. to and from tho
county Jail he appeared to be in an easy
state of mind and laughed and Joked
with the sheriff's officers. Van Houten
pleaded, not guilty yesterday. " .
The fraternal orders of Portland held
a meeting: for the purpose of erecting
a fraternal building at the Lewis and
Clark fair ; yesterday ; afternoon at 3
o'clock. .: H. W. Goode, director-general
of the exposition addressed the meeting.
He stated that the Louisiana Purchase
exposition will have a building costing
$200,000 but It is not the idea to pay so
much for Portland. One costing be
tween $36,000 and $40,000 will be all
that is required. Mr. Goode said that as
the corporation has otily chosen locations
for . the main building and there are
many good sites, a choice- of which
would be given the fraternal building
thout charge. -' ,.
All present at the meeting were enthu
siastic over the building. One plan . of
raising the necessary money that ' met
the approbation, of all present was that
Souvenir certificates be sold for a small
sum. giving the purchaser the privilege
of the building during the fair, t.Tha
different; orders are expected -to raise
money according to their membership
rolls, The following temporary officers
were elected:
P. A. MacPherson, grand president of
the Order of Lions, was elected tempo
rary chairman . and J. W.' Thompson,
temporary secretary. Committees were
appointed to devise ways and means,
numbered 1, 2, 3 and 4, comprised as fol
lows: Dr. W. k Manion, H. L. Day and Mrs.
Robert Lutke. . 1
Robert Q. Morrow, Sam Kafke and F.
B. Tischner.
Edward Werleln, Mrs. Dave Houston
and Ogllsby Young. - .)
Dr, C. F. Candianl, J. L. Mitchell and
Mrs. 8.' -'A. Haines". , f
These committees are each to submit
a written separate report at the meeting
to be held January 26, at S o'clock, at
the same halL. -
The orders represented at the meet
ing by committees of three are:
Royal Arcanum, Modern Woodmen of
America, ' Cristof oro " Colombo society,'
Foresters of America. Ladies of the Mac
cabees, ' Royal Neighbors of - America;
I. O. O. F. Rebekahs. Order of the East
ern Star, Woman's Relief Corps. Broth
erhood of American Yeomen, Order of
Washington, Fraternal Brotherhood. B.
P. O .Elks. Mazzlnl Benevolent society,
Knights of the Maccabees, Ancient Or
der of United Workmen, Ancient Order
United Druids, Modern Brotherhood of
America, Knights and Ladles of Secur
ity, Knights and Ladles of Honor. Wood
men of the World. United Artisans, Or
der of Lions.
After four years of litigation William
Macbeth, as trustee in bankruptcy of
the firm of J. C. Kauptsch & Co., against
M. C. Banfield and Thomas Rand, won
a victory over his opponents. Circuit
Judge Sears deciding this morning that
he was entitled to the ful) amount sued
for, which Is about $8,900, the value of
the stock Issued by. Kaupisch. Kaup
lsch owned a creamery in Portland five
years ago. He sold a great deal of
stock below par value. - Banfield, who
Is .an ex-president of the port of Port
land - commission, and Rand, who was
then his business partner, each sub
scribed for $5,000 worth of stock at its
actual value of 60 cents on the dollar.
When the firm failed the creditors tried
to collect their claims from the sub
scribers, and Attorney George W. Jo
seph, acting for Macbeth, has had the
ease constantly before the court; He
held that Banfield and Rand were liable
for the difference between the actual
and the real value of the stock, and
that they should pay the difference.
N. H. Bloomfield and W. A. Mulr, at
torneys for Banfield and Rand, con
tended that their clients were not 11a.
ble for the difference unless It had
been proved that the stock had been
"watered" and fraud perpetrated, and
there was no evidence of .fraud.
Judge Sears accepted Mr. Joseph's
argument and decided that a subscriber
of stock at Its actual value was liable
for Its par value.
plstrlct Forecaster Beals Is rather
Inclined to criticise the commander or
owners of the Ill-fated steamer Clallam
for taking her out into the storm after
they had been given ample warning
before the vessel sailed. Mr. Beals
states that storm warnings were ordered
at 7:15 in the morning and the steamer
did not leave her dock until 8:30.
Warning signals were also flying at
Port Townsend when the steamer passed
there.' - ..-
Mr. Beals says the , wreck reminds
him of a similar case which occurred
off the . Atlantic coast five years ago.
After warnings had been displayed by
the weather bureau the steamer Port
land sailed from Boston on November
27, 1898. for Portland, Me., and a few
hours later the vessel was wrecked.
One hundred and twenty-five lives were
When the Joint session of the Live.
stock and Woolgrowers' conventions
opened at. the Baker theatre this morn
ing, the delegates were greeted with a
convenient arrangement Placards were
placedshowing .the locations of the sev
eral delegations by states.
The placards were: Wyoming. Minne
sota, Oklahoma, Indiana, West Virginia,
Wisconsin, New Mexico, New York, Ne
braska, Colorado, South Dakota, Mon
tana, Arizona, Oregon, . Idaho,' Kansas,
Illinois, Indian Territory, Texas, Cali
fornia.' Washington. Utah, ' Missouri,
Nevada and Massachusetts. .
The decorations at the Baker in honor
of the delegates were supplemented this
morning by the 'national colors. The
pillars supporting the gallery were en
twined with the stars and stripes and
flags hung in graceful festoons from
the railings and boxes.
While loaded with cordwood and in
tow of the steamer "Annie Comings, a
barge belonging to F, W.! Leadbette,r
struck a rock, near La Camas yesterday
afternoon, and ; was sunk. ' : The, barge
was later , raised and brought to the
Portland shipyards, where it will be re
paired. Most of ths wood was saved.
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, Chicago, Jan. 12. -The - Iroquois in
quest this morning brought out wit
nesses whose testimony has t been
awaited, with Interest since the fire.
William Curran, the building inspector,
whq visited the theatre a short time be
fore the fire, has been an inspector for
18 years. He said former Chief Inspec
tor Barry gave him instructions to per
mit the . theatres to violate the ordi
nance regarding ' overcrowding. Barry
died last year. Curran received no in
structions from any one else, but Un
derstood that the theatre could . sell
standing room. The coroner aWked
Curran if he was still traveling on a
dead man's orders,, to which tho latl
replied yes, as he had no other instruc
tions. - He said Barry's successor told
him to prevent the standing in , the
aisles, but he' had no orders, to prevent
the sale of standing" room or overcrowd
ing. He further admitted that he didn't
know what the laws regarding building
inspections called for, as he never read
the instructions, rjie admitted he
didn't know who was in charge of the
atre Inspection and never had,- made a
report of the theatres inspected by him.
To his knowledge no one-hss ever been
assigned to inspect the theatres and
he "went' whenever he pleased. .'He be
lieved the theatre managers had a Tight
to refuse the inspector admission to the
house and didn't believe the inspectors
had the rlsrht of forcible entrv for an
Inspection. Whenasked howhe gained
entrance he said 'Barry gave him au
thority. '
A permanent organisation of the Di
rect Primary League was effected this
afternoon with the following officers: - 1
A. L. Mills, president: George Orton,
vice-president; W. 8. ITRren, secretary
and F.McKercher, treasurer.
The purpose of the Direct Primary
league is to effect a radical change in
the method of nominating all public of
ficials. It proposes to invoke the In
itiative to place before the voters of
Oregon a primary nominations law,
which shall do away entirely with nom
inating conventions and shall make it
possible for candidates for office to be
nominated from United States senator
down to constable. '
In order to submit the proposed law
to the people, a petition invoking the in
itiative must be prepared and signed by
8 per cent of the qualified voters of the
state. This ' petition, . together ' with a
copy of the proposed law, must then be
filed wlththe secretaryjtJtateanA4he
measure will then go before the voters
for approval or rejection, at the next
general election. It is the purpose of
the members of the Direct Primary
league to submit the primary nomina
tions law at the general election next
June, - ,
The only witness examined today in
the case against A. J. Miller, . accused
of assault with intent to kill Edward
F. Strack, was Mrsv Miller, the wife of
tne oeiendant in reply to questions
by the attorneys and by Circuit Judge
Fraser, Mrs. Miller denied that she had
used any profane language to Strack, or
that she had urged her husband to kill
him, ;When her testimony was com
pleted, Edward Mendenhall, attorney for
Miller, made the opening argument for
the defense. District Attorney Manning
will make the final argument late this
afternoon and the case, will be submit
ted to the jury. '':
Miller testified in his own behalf yes
terday afternoon. He denied that his
wife had urged him to shoot Strack,
or had used any profane language.
Miller said that Strack struck him with
out provocation, severely injured his
jawbone and chased him into the house.
When he went out again Strack started
toward him. and he fired a shot at the
ground to frighten him away. He de
clared that he had no intention of shoot
ing Strack.
Ex-County Commissioner Steele, L.
Mayer, and several other citlsens testi
fied that Miller's reputation as a peace
able man is very good.
Officers for the George Washington
camp 261, W. O. W.. will be Installed to
night at the Woodmen's hall. Tenth and
Washington streets. All Woodmen are
Invited to attend. An interesting pro
gram has been arranged snd an enjoy
able evening may be expected by all
who attend. After the exercises re
freshments will be served. The officers
to be Installed are: Consul commander,
H. A. Frederick; advisor-lieutenant, R.
E. Rassmussen; clerk, H. L. Day;
banker, I. F. Welnland; escort, U. Hoch
feld; watchman. James Robertson;
sentry. II. ,W. Kasselbaum; managers,
E. H. Beery. Dr. W. O. Manion and R. J,
Collins. .,,
Table Bay, Jan. 11. Arrived prior to
date British bark Australia, from Portland.-
Yokohama. Jan. 12. Arrived, ' Decem
ber 16 Austrian steamer Kobe, from
Portland., , ,
Hongkong, Jan. 9. Arrived British
steamer Indravelii, from, Portland.-
San - Francisco, Jan. 12. Sailed
Schooner E. B. Jackson, for ' Portland.
No date Spokane off Cape Horn
French bark La Fontaine, from Antwerp
for Portland.
Redondo, Jan. 11. Sailed Schooners
Commerce Snd Irene, for Portland;
Astoria, Jan. 11. Arrived at 4 and
left up at 8:30 p. m. Steamer Preptiss,
from San Francisco. .
- Astoria, Jan. 12. Condition of the
bar at S a. m., obscured; wind, south;
weather, foggy, dense. '
Tjie Office saloon in Washington street
has been sold and the Headquarters sa
loon on Fourth and Alder is closed pend
ing, it is said, ait adjustment of difficul
ties between members of the firm of En
yart and Talbott ' About six months
Sgrt W. I,; Enyart, a man of wealth and
J. W.1 Talbott. a. man of experience in
the 'salfwm business., formed'" a partner
ship., They operated ths Office and ths
Headquarters saloons,
y Governor Chamberlain, Secretary of
State. Dunbar. Statla Treasurer Myore,
Major Langfltt of the government engi
neer corps, President Mohler of the Ore
gon Railroad & Navigation company and
W. W. Cotton, attorney for the road,
re in -conference this afternoon over
the proposed route of the Celilo canal as
it affect the railroad's right of way.
The conference ' is being held in Presi
dent Mohler's office, and the object is
to obtain from the railroad the necessary
concessions - so that negotiations may
be consummated by the state with other
.terl"erjLwliflge--prQperly will, be, required..!
-.The route of the. canal, as first planned
by the government engineers, encroached
at several points upon the railroad's
right of way, though nowhere crossing
its tracks; The plan was not submitted
to the railroad officials until this after
noon, but In order to provide for possi
ble objection. Major Langfltt prepared
a second plan, reducing, these encroach
ments to a minimum. One of the most
Important modifications1 consisted in
moving the waterway 100 feet nearer the
river, at Five Mile rapids, where as or
iginally designed",; it approached within
a few feet of the railroad tracks. "
' Major. Latigtltt prefers to adhere to the
first plan, but in case of objections from
the railroad he Is willing to make the
"What's all those ribbons mean?" in
quired, the clerk at the cigar stand, as he
reached over the counter and deftly ex
tracted a St. Joseph badge, from; the re
porter's "coat. ,: v'.. "'.
"These?" wss the questioning answer
of ' the newspaper man as - he watched
with sorrow the departure of one of his
souvenirs. "These are livestock creden
tials. I'll explain 'em.- .
"This handsome metal bandge, with
the coat of arms of Oregon on it and the
inscription, 'Seventh ' Annual Meeting,
National Livestock association, Portland,
Or., January, 1904, is the official guest's
badge. This red ribbon with the gold
letters means reception committee. This
eweirTih1efngtneer of-th
reclamation service of the geologtcal
survey, is confined In his room at the
Hotel Portland on account of sickness,
and Is unable to see any one.- He was
attacked this morning with severe pains
and has been in bed most of the day.
His condition, however, is not consid
ered serious. Mr. Newell, tdgether'wlth
Glfford Pinchot chief , forester of the
department of agriculture, was appointed
by the president to Investigate the con-
; DIGNITY AT $1,000
V Whether Richard' Tunk suffered per
sonal damages to the extent of 11,000
from an assault or whether he suffered
personal indignity to the extent of a
like sum from the crushing of his hat
by W. B. Honeyman, are two questions
which a Jury in Judge. George's depart
ment of the state circuit court, will be
called upon to decide today. Honeyman,
sn old-time foundryman. . formerly
owned : the foundry on the southwest
corner of Front and Columbia streets.
The foundry passed into the hands of
Tunk, and Honeyman went into it to
claim a bench. It was refused him and
he tried to take it by force. He was-
ejected, but returned with his son, Ben
Honeyman, and several others, who put
Tunk to flight and obtained the bench.
Tunk asserts that Honeyman assaulted
him and stepped upon his hat .
Ths opening arguments were made be
fore Judge George this morning by W.
M. Gregory for Tunk, and by ex-County
Judge J. C. Moreland and,. Municipal
Judge H. W. Hogue for Honeyman.
"It is a big Joke, although no one
seems to apreclate it," said Attorney
Hogue. .
' ' (Journal Special Service.) '
Salem,. Jan. 12. Captain Sam White
of Baker City was here today oppos
ing the attorney for Pleasant Arm
strong in the supreme, court- Arm
strong's attorneys made an application
to the supreme court for a certificate of
probable cause to. stay the execution of
Armstrong. , The appeal is from the
order of the circuit court, fixing the date
of the execution on January, 22. The
defendant's counsel object to the execu
tion of Armstrong by i the sheriff of
Baker county for the reason that the
law under which the death warrant was
Issued has been repealed. He. also ob
jects to Armstrong's execution by the
warden of the penitentiary under the
new law, claiming that the same is an
ex-post facto, and urges that he cannot
be executed at all. . ,
(Journal Special Service.) . " i
The Dalles, Or., Jan. 12. Last night
Frank 'E. Simons, who Is proprietor of
the. Edison Novelty & Specialty com
pany, gave a' splendid entertainment at
the Vogt theatre. Mr. Simons is here
In his private car en route to Portland,
where' the company will lay oft two
weeks, prior to taking up his routo
again, which' was brought to a tem
porary clos because of an accident at
Union, Or., ; where his car was badly
damaged, and some of his performers
more or less Injured. Mr. Simons is ono
of the Brothers Simons, now . building
a vaudeville theatre at Fourth and Stark
streets, Portland, This . ' theatre Will
compose the northwest link to the chain
of vaudeville houses comprising the as
sociation of . vaudeville managers' ' cir
cuit, controlling theatres from coast to
coast - The-Company - wilt play her
again tonlght.Ven route to Portland.
. A terrible death occurred bore yester-
concessions embodied in the second plan.
The expense involved , in the changes
would not; be : great. -'.Whether these
modifications of the original route will
be necessary depends largely upon the
future plans of the railroad company..
With the change of route at Five Mile
rapids it is thought that the . Oregon
Railroad & Navigation company can
make no serious objections to- the plans
prepared by the government engineers.
The canal will infringe so slightly upon
the railroad property that it is believed,
by the state's representatives . that . the
company cannot' make. ny heavy de
mands for damages. If this expectation
Is reullzedthe grealesCdlfficuiry in- ths
way of procuring the right of way for
the canal will havebeen overcome, for
the negotiations with the other owners
of4 property , that will be required are
likely to be comparatively easy. .
United States engineers are busy pre
paring specifications .for" the improve
ment of the Columbia river In the vicln-.
ity of Three Mile rapids,; The improve
ment 'Will be the first step taken to
ward the building of the Celtlo canal,
and will consist principally 'in removing
rocks and other obstructions from the
Channel.. - t , :
The work is to be let by contract and
bids, will probably be asked for, some
time ilext month, . : ' ;
yellow one which resembles a cigar rib
bon, shows I'm from Oregon. That little
felt hat and the rabbit's foot, you took
from me is 'compliments of the 8t Jo
seph Stockyards, company.' This round
button with the sheep, mules, horses snd
cows on it is a souvenir of the, Kansas
City stockyards, and this blue ribbon 1
the press badge. This other blue ribbon
with the picture of Shoshone falls on it,
means "member of tho Idaho delegation.'
This big yellow badge is Washington
State Livestock association. This white :
ribbon printed in red is Utah. This" ,
"Tell me the rest tomorrow.'' , inter
rupted, the cigar man, "arid in the mean
time, you had better get a dray to carry
your stuff." ; v
ions relative their department In
the West They are present at the Wool
growers' and Livestock conventions '-to
gather Ideas from the delegates.
A delegation of sheepmen were , to
have waited on Engineer Newell this
morning to discuss their interests with
him and the effect Of the reclamation of
the land, but nothing of Importance was
done owing to Mr. Newell's illness The
stockmen interested will meet Mr. N(
ell tomorrow or the day after.
day morning, when a young man named
Carl Sperinlng. aged 17 years, choked to
death from whooping cough. The t
tendlng physician, however, is of tho
opinion that a tlood vessel was ruptured
In the brain, as a result of a hard spell
of coughing. The father of the boy was
working in Minnesota, and the mother
worked out by the day, as 'the family
were in straightened circumstances. The
father, Mr. Demetrius Spenning. is a
member - of the Modern Woodmen of
America, and the local lodge took tht
matter in hand and kindly assisted the
family. The funeral 'occurred ' today
from Crandall & Burget'a undertaking
parlors. .
Tined for Mistake.
Fred Heckler, of Wapanitia wail
brought before Justice So huts yester
day for having killed an elk about a
month ago back In the mountains. Th
boy had mistaken the elk for a bear, and
as the justice was satisfied he told the
truth, let him off with a ZoQ fine.
Chosen as Teacher.
Miss Martha Whealdon of this city
has been chosen as critic teacher for
the Monmouth' Normal school. She has
accepted the position and will leave for
Monmouth the latter part of this week.
':' B"nr Baseball Club.'1'
N. Whealdon's office will be the scene
of the oriranizatlon of "the first baseball
club" of The Dalles tonight. Mr. Wheal
don was a member of the recent session
of the Oregon Legislature." x .
Ths Dalles Briefs.
Timothy Brownhtll, a local real estato
man, went to Grass Valley yesterday on
a business trip.
Miss Clara Nlckclsen left yesterday on
her way to visit relatives at Alameda,
Cal. She Will be away a month.
The Dalles is. getting more than her
share of rain, but it is most welcome, al
though a bit ,of mud is the result . .
"Many farmers and ranchmen , when
they hear that word 'trusts' are fright
ened," remarked Frank E. Moore, editor
of the Chicago Drovers' Journal, "Be
cause the packers are organized, they
are down upon them for the same rca- 1
son. The packer contends that an inde
pendent packing establishment would
not be a success for the reason that the
stock industry is too diversified in this
country. .
"Before the packing Industry reached
its present stage of perfection many of
the by. products of sheep,' hogs and cat
tle went to waste. Nowadays every par
ticle almost is used, and this has a tendj
ency to lower thr price of meat."
: Mr. Moore says It is the opinion of the
packers that the independent concern is
impracticable, and it will require . a
large sum of money for-new establish
ments to gain a foothold.
.. The close-fitting turban, the toque and
the round hat shape are accepted models
for general wear. ,,
An -exceptionally smart example of
military modes is a costume of army
blue serge trimmed with black braid and
brass buttons. ,
A touch of gold in the decoration of an
all-black gown Is effective..
Black slbellne, with fibre braid, makes
a stylish blouse. ......
Fancy buttons of bone or horn in color
to match the coat are worn.
High girdles are shown on street and)
house costumes. :
The. old-fashioned Yuctia- Js pretty at
the neck and throat , x -'