The Oregon daily journal. (Portland, Or.) 1902-1972, January 30, 1904, Page 5, Image 5

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Jacob Duback wbs burled at Vancouver
cemetery. East Vancouver, Wash., this
afternoon, after funeral services at his
John TV Grayson, )u While Seeing the Elephant
;in San Francisco, Passes Worthless Checks
His Arrest May Follow
farmhouse, nine miles east of Vancou-
: (Sa Francisco Bureau of. The Journal.) i
San Francisco, Jan. 30,-r-John. T.
' Grayson, the son of a wealthy mining
man of Portland, has got himself Into a
lot of trouble during his sojourn in this
city. '
Yesterday afternoon, when he re
turned to the Palace hotel he found the
door of his room locked against him, and
: a protest made at the office of the hos
telry brought the prompt response: that
; he rrould no longer be a welcome, guest
u-t least not until he "had made good the
amount of a check he had drawn upon a
local bank and cashed at the hotel.
. It developed later that', other checks
bearing the words, "no funds, were
outstanding against Grayson,, and that
the holders were seriously contemplat
ing having the young -man arrested. . -,"
. Cut a Wide Bwath. v
Grayson arrived here three days ago
from Portland and at once began to out
a' wide swath about town. . lie had con
siderable money at the ' start, and
flashed' it about in a reckless manner.
He developed aliklngcfor automobiling
and began hiring machines to carry him
around on his circle of frolic and fun.
lie Anally concluded that it would be
' Cheaper for him to purchase an auto
mobile outright, than to pay the price of
hire. Accordingly he visited an anto
moblle - company and there selected a
machine and; handed to Manager Har
tigan, a check on Wells, Fargo & Co.'s
bank for $2,250, the price settled upon
between them for the vehicle. -Cheok
Pound Worthies.
As Grayson Is a novice at automobil
ing, the manager of the concern . sug
gested that before undertaking to run
the machine himself he should make A
few trial trips under the direction of "a
chaufTeur, a proposition the young man
readily accepted and 10 minutes later
Grayson and the man were park-ward
bound on the trial trip. ' v .
Returning to the city, Grayson ordered
the chauffeuer to take him to his hotel,
and the machine was sent back to the
automobiling repository, arriving , there
Just as a clerk returned from the bank
with Grayson's check marked, "no
. funds." '
.Mora Trouble at the Hotel.
While the automobile people were de
liberating over what action they should
The clerks and stenographers at the
county courthouse are becoming well
acquainted with the habits of a young
married man living in one of the flats
across Fifth street. Among other things
they, are learning on Just whtch days he
shaves. Today was shave day, and the
clerks in a body assembled in the office
of the circuit ' Court clerk to watch tha
performance. .
Attired, in an elegant suit of aebra
underwear, the economical husband soon
made his appearance at one of the front
windows of his flat, from which the
eurtalns were removed. He fastened
the mirror to the window: frame,
stropped his rasor, and the fun was on.
From across the street the clerks and
stenographers took in his every move.
After shaving his face and adminis
tering to himself an exquisite face mas
sage, the young husband discovered that
oar tooonra company, Abb
rox otbeb Bxnxsnros.
The contracts for furnishing logs for
the Forestry building of the Lewis and
Clark fair were this afternoon awarded
to the Benson Logging . company and
Broughton & Wiggins, by the directors
of the state commission. The first named
firm secured the contract for furnishing
the large logs and the other for furnish
ing the smaller onea and the poles. The
contracts call for delivery within 80
days. The. cost to the fair will be in
the neighborhood of $8,000. t
The directors examined the plans for
the four, large buildings of the fair and
read the general plans, specifications and
rules governing the construction con
tracts, but took no official action.
"All the plans have not been sub
mltted," said Secretary E. C. Glltner,
"but those on hand were gone over so
thoroughly today that when all are sub
mitted official action can be taken within
half an hour."
A week ago tonight the Commercial
' club elected' a new board of governors
consisting of C. J. H. Thatcher, E.
Ehrman, R. Kennedy, W. B. Glafke. W.
H. Wynian, L. Gorllnger and R. L. Stev-
ens. Tonight the board will elect new
--officers, to fill the vacancies caused by
the expiration of the term of President
H. M. Cake, Vice-President James Jack
son, Secretary W. E. Coman, Treasurer
Slg EMchol. Assistant Beoretary P. L.
.MeCann. The old officers have per
formed their duties in, a satisfactory
V manner, and a number of, The new dlree
tors have expressed themselves to the
effect that they are In favor of urging
that the same men retain their offices for
another term. '
Mrs. Huston, wife of post commander
Col. Joseph Huston of Vancouver bar
racks, will give a general reception
probably on Thursday. February 11. to
the post and department and society
people of Portland. The affair will be
held at Hie Huston residence, and will
h the biggest' function held at vane",
ver in a long time.-'
take, Grayson was having trouble at the
Palace over a check he had cashed there
and was finally, compelled to seek lodg
ings elsewhere. When the automobile
representative .sought Grayson at the
Palace, the young man had disappeared.
Late last? night it was learned, that
Grayson had ' obtained ' temporary
quarters at the Windsor hotel.
' "I have .disinherited my son and
washed my hands of him," said John T.
Grayson this, afternoon, referring to his
son's escapade in San Francisco. "He
has been in similar trouble) and worse,
many 'times before,- and I have stood
by him and paid his" bills. I have paid,
and paid and paid-patd from New York
to Europe and back to Portland. . When
he left here a. week ago for San Fran
cisco,!., told: him I would pay nothing
more for hinv and if he did not under
stand, me then he will now,, for I shall
not help , him out of the San Francisco
scrape. r- r , ,'. . ...
."He has had all the chances a father
could give a son. .',; He was in. the United
States naval academy at Annapolis, got
into trouble . there over money" matters
and r was dishonorably discharged. , He
has had a number bf good positions, but
it would be only a few weeks after I put
him. on his feet repeatedly, till he would
go wrong again. I have paid out $2,000
to settle ' his bills since last May. I
would not, have done it except for the
intercession : of friends old friends of
mine, and- to prevent publicity. ,
"Buying automobiles la an old trick
of his," said Colonel. Grayson with some
bitterness. "He bought two in New
York last November,; giving two checks
for $1,000 each.. He has been nearly
all over the world, and the boy is only
22 year old my eldest son. He got so
bad here that 1 would not let him live
in my house. I did not want him to as
sociate with the other children. My
present j wife, who , is not Temple's
mother, also objected to his presence
here."'.. .-':, ... - : .., ! , -.
A sight draft for $1,000 drawn by his
son 'in San Francisco, and signed "Jr T.
Grayson," was presented ; to , Colonel
Grayson this . morning by Wells, Fargo
& Co's. bank by messenger. He declined
to honor it
Colonel Grayson has been very ill for
several days with pleurisy, and is still
unable to leave his bed. '.,:
his neck needed similar treatment. But
he found a way out of the dilemma..'
A little woman attired in a light blue
lounging robe soon appeared on the
scene, and as deftly wielded the rasor
as the pupil of a barber correspondence
school. Then she gently rubbed his neck.
The clerks enjoyed the performance
immensely. .. .
That's the kind of a wife to have,"
said one. .'
"Derned If X don't get married my
self, mused another. : .
4.. "Wonder where he got that under
wear?' commented the third.
One of the stenographers took offense
at the sight and telephoned to 'the office
of the sheriff, and Deputy Herman
Schnelden armed with a warrant from
the kangaroo court, soon appeared on the
scene. He joined the crowd of specta
tors and forgot to serve the warrant.
It Is up to the board of fire under
writers of the Pacific to definitely
state to the city council what' reduction
Is to be made In local Insurance rates.
The council has submitted a report 'in
writing, stating what the olty of Port
land intends to do in the way of better
fire protection, and asking for an early
reply from the board of underwriters.
In the communication to J. C. Stone,
surveyor in charge of the district, the
council states that the paid and call
force consists of about 128 men at the
present time, about half of whom are
paid men.
It is proposed to make -all these men
permanent on full pay.
"In addition to the above changes.'
Says the report, ."in the present depart
ment there will be added in-the near
future the flreboat now under construc
tion at a cost of $60,000, and which will
be equipped with the very latest im
provements In pumps, water towers,
searchlights, etc. s '
"There is also to be Installed in the
vicinity of the union depot one first-
class engine and hose company.
"Thore will bo instated in South
Portland,, In the vicinity of Jones' mill,
an engine and hose company,
"Engine companies will also be estab
llshed In the vicinity of Highland and
Brooklyn, mn the east side of the river,
and the company at Sunnyslde will be
given the lull number of men."
Salt Lake, Utah, Jan. SO. Arthur B
Lewis, tile leading copper man In this
state, announces that within the next
three weeks a consolidation of the lead
lng copper properties of Utah and Ne
vada will occur controlling 8,000 acres
under the title of the Monarch Mines
and Smelter company, capitalised for
$3Q.OOO,000 under the laws of Maine
Edward - M. ' Brannick, vice-president
and general manager of the Sturiebaker
company gave a dinner to a party of
friends last evening at the Arlington
club. ' Col. Joseph Huston, post com
mander at Vancouver barracks, was the
guest of honor, and the other guests
were: ' Judge Bellinger. Colonel Tucker
and Ma J. H. L. Recs, paymasters, U. S.
A.; O. F. Paxton. Jury Commissioner
Reed,- J. Couch Flanders and Captain
Stewart, C S. A. . , '
': Beached high and dry, opposite Rain'
ier, the steamer Albany, Captain Whit'
comb, lay. all day yesterday basking in
the sunshine like a sea lion, .and there
she was compelled to remain until the
flood tide came to bear her away on the
rolling bosom of the Columbia. It was
all caused by a last year s tide book.
Before proceeding from Portland down
the river the other day,' Captain Whit
comb took the precaution to secure a
tide- book.; These useful little booklets
are kept on hand at the Shaver dock .for
free distribution among: the river navi
gators. When Captain Whltcomb .called
there to get one, Capt. James Shaver,
who looks after the premises, was not
in, . An assistant .was at the desk, but
RS-Jt happened he knew nothing about
the books. v .
"Don't give me away," whispered Whit
comb, confidentially, ''and I will soon get
one myself. , I think I know where they
are kept."
The obliging clerk promised and the
commander of the Albany was soon rum
maging about in eearqh of the printed
matter which tells all about the revolu
tion of tlio moon on Its axis, other lumln
aiies of the planetary system, high and
low tides, and much otner .Information.
In & comparatively short time be drew
forth from a dusty shelf the object of his
search, and beaming with satisfaction he
left the dock to board his waiting
steamer, v ' . :
Down the river the craft was soon
speeding at about 12 knots an hour. Op
posite Rainier yesterday morning the ves
sel was headed for the Washington shore.
The captain consulted his tide-book,
which Informed him that it was the
proper time to make a landing in order
to get the benefit of the flood tide. A
full head of steam was turned on and
the; handsome Albany went gliding, over
the waters like a graceful swan. A mo
ment later she was in shallow water and
could not move either forward or aft,
to the port or starboard. She was stuck
in the sands and every minute the water
was becoming lower.
"There is something wrong.", murmured
the captain, and he again consulted his
book. To his horror he made the dis
covery that he had last year's tide-book
and then he understood everything. The
tides last year were operating Just op
posite to what they are this year. In
other words he went into the shore on
an ebb tide.
"It served him Just right," said Captain
Shaver - this : morning. "He should ' not
have sniped that tide-book."
One of the cleverest singing and dia
lect comedy teams that has visited
Portland in a long while proved to be
the rnost enjoyable feature on the pro
gram for the Elks' benefit at
the ' Marquam Grand ' " last even
ing. A. - Lincoln Hart and Rea Irvln
make up the duo of Germans, the tall
and angular and the short and fat, rfind
iney iniroaucea an , entirely original
sketch, "At the Stage Door," which was
excruciatingly funny. They sing and
dance exceptionally well and were re
peatediy encored.
The entire program was artistically
and musically a treat, and was accord
ingly greatly enjoyed by the large audi
ences present. Mr. Leo Copper and Miss.
Ethel Hepburn gave a domestic sketch
from the French, "On His Devoted
Head," which proved quite entertaining,
and a comedy sketch entitled "Petticoat
Perfidy" gave ample opportunity for re
fined comedy. Another skit that was
liberally applauded was "Destiny," in
which Miss Ralph. Mrs. Clark. Eugene
Ballts arid Lynton Athey appeared 'to
great advantage, Mr. Athey did some
exceptionally fine work. "Her First
Lesson," in which Misses T. Kern and
M. Kelly and Wesley Spang and C. Bur
roughs appeared, was a very creditable
nttfflir. Eight -pupils from Professor
Begg's dancing academy performed a
dainty and picturesque minuet.
The musical numbers were spendldly
received. : Slg. C. Ferrari and N. W,
Doughty aang a selection from the opera
Puritana," and Mrs. Miller Perkins and
Mme, C. Ferrari rendered soprano solos.
Each selection was heartily encored. In
fact, this entertainment will, go down in
the annals of the local Elks aa one of
the best shows they have eyer given.
Harry Stutsman, a well known engi
neer, suggests that the steel draw on
the Morrison street bridge be used to
replace the wooden draw which must
soon be rebuilt on the Madison street
wearing out. The Morrison-street draw
now about five years old and is fast
wearing Put. The Morrison stret draw
does not weigh more than 300 tons and
it would be cheaper to move It bodily
on piles up the river to the Madlaton
street bridge than it would be to take it
apart and cut out the rivets. :
.The suggestion has also been made
that the remaining piers be moved and
used as separate bridges ' across the
intersections of Grand and Union ave
nues spannlngy Sullivan's gulch. This
idea, however, is described as ridiculous,
for the reason that it would be next to
impossible to move the single piers en
tire across the intervening country.
. The bids on the. proposed Thurman
street steel bridge will be closed on
February 19. This structure will cost
in the neighborhood of 128,000.
After a period of six months the long
delayed meat inspection ordinance is up
again before the authorities. The com
mittee on health and police happened to
run across tne proposition in a search
of the city's archives yesterday, and
after some discussion decided to recom
mend It for passage to the council,
Becretnry of the State Board of Health
Dr. Woods Hutchinson was present and
urged the adoption of the ordinance. He
reiterated his old statement that the tax
for Inspection would easily" defray the
extra cost of paying inspectors' salaries.
The general features of this ordinance
are too well known to require added ex
planation, ' The sum and' substance of
the measure means that all dressed meat
sold nil this city must nave tne nine
label of the city's Inspector to mark It
as- first-class. ""
The ordlnsnee prohibiting explosives
was laid on the table temporarily.
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171 7
ver. ' Mr. Duback was S3, years old. - He
was the first to die of a family of Sii
persons representing three generations.
His widow; 68 years old. survives him.
He has 12 children and IS grandchildren,
most of them living on farms near Van
couver. Jacob Duback, one of his sons,
lives in Portland. , :
Wheat exports from Portland this
month were only $400,763 in four ships,
compared with U. 528, 645 in 15 shjps
last January. The reason given byex
porters is the high price of wheat' in
this country. The lumber exports are
growing, however.
The following are the' clearances for
the month in their regular order:
January 2 The German ship Chrlstel
cleared for Queenstown or Falmouth for
orders, with 14.S34 bushels of wheat
valued at $11,200. and 101,118 bushels
of barley valued at $53,987; total value
of cargo, $66,187.
January 9 The Italian ship Nlnfa
cleared tor . Cbp8l To wn.South.Afr tea,
with 1,450,000 feet-of lumber valued at
$18,850. 7
January 9 The British ship Ando
rinha cleared for orders with 18?, 461
bushels of wheat valued at $142,318.
. January 18 -The British bark Ancaloa
cleared for Durban, South Africa, with
32,023 barrels of flour -valued at $115,-
281. and general freight sufficient to in-
031. . . -
January 22 the British bark East African
cleared for Queenstown or Falmouth for
orders with 103,969 - bushels, of wheat,
valued at $77,9J7.
January 28 the barken tine Thomas P.
Emigh cleared for Honolulu with 1,179,496
feet of lumber and a. shipment of laths,
the total vnlue of the cargo being $12,032.
January 28 the American schooner For
ester cleared for Kobe, Japan, with 852,
925 feet of lumber, valued at $9,247.
Coast-wise Plaet.
January" 2 the steamer Nome City
cleared for San Francisco with 1,450 tons
of wheat.
January 2 the schooner Virginia cleared
for San Francisco with 700,000 feet of
lumber. . .
January 4 the steamer Francis H. Leg-
gett cleared for San Francisco with 300,
000 feet of lumber.
fanuary 7 the steamer"Despatcflre1eBred
for San Francisco with 600,000 feet of
January 14 the steamer G. C. Lindauer
cleared for San Francisco with 500,000 feet
of lumber. .
January 16 the steamer Aurelta cleared
for San Francisco with 550,000 feet of
lumber. -
' January 18 the steamer Prentiss cleared
for Redondo with 424,000 feet of lum
ber. L.
January 25 the schooner Henry Wilson
cleared for San Francisco with 550,000
feet of lumber.
January 28 the steamer Despatch
cleared for San Francisco with 300,000 feet
of lumber.
"If I can be satisfied that this saloon
keeper was an accomplice In working
this bunko game, I shall recommend
that the license be revoked and the man
Thin was the emphatic statement of
Chief of Police Hunt today In discussing
the operations of ' confidence men In
Portland during the past few days. The
declaration from the police chief was
evoked by the report that Fred Mc
Croskey, in whose saloon at 308 Irving
street the bunko game occurred, was an
accomplice. He is said to have assured
the "sucker" that the bogus check given
by the "big mitt" operators was genu
ine. Wednesday night a victim, name un
known, a young man on his way to West
Virginia, lost $75 in the McCroskey
saloon, but hetd not wait long-enough
to report his loss to the police. Thurs
day morning Charles King, who was
waiting over in this city while on his
way to Walla Walla, proved a second
easy victim to the amount of $138.'
King had his. wife and children at
the depot, their luggage having been
forwarded, but after the husband and
father lost hi. money the travelers were
unable to proceed. This morning, how
ever, the detectives could not find King
and it Is feared that the bunko men
have squared matters with him and in
duced him to leave.
Detective Day has learned that the
"big mitt" men were three In number.
Two engaged In card playing with the
"sucker," while the third stood watch
outside. The "bunks" have left the city,
but Day knows who they are,
Ormonde. Fla.t Jan. 30. William K,
Vanderbllu Jr., won the 50-mile auto
championship race today. The time
made was seven miles an hour, including
three turns. ...
In view of the extraordinary situation
prevailing on account of the Park school
being destroyed by flre Immediately pre
ceding the examinations. Principal
Grout' decided today that only euch
pupils will be required to take the ex-.
amlnatlons as in the Judgment of their
teachers will probably fall.
Principal Grout presided at a meeting
of the Park school teachers held at 11
o'clock this morning In room 8 at the
high school building, at Alder and Four
teenth streets. There he explained the
course to be pursued relative to the ex
aminations. At 10 o'clock next Monday morning all
Park HChool teachers are required to
meet with their pupils in the assembly
room at the high school, j At that time
cards Will be given out to those pupils
who will not be examined, indorsed "pro
moted."' The question iOf standing will
not be touched on; except In the case of
honorary promotions,.; when the ap
proximate' average in " studies for the
term will be marked on the cards, vn
mary teacher will not be required to at
tend excent on Monday,' as their
charges do not undergo examination.
Upper Grades Examined.
The only pupils of tha Park school to
begin their examinations on Tuesday
will be the upper grades. They will 'be
accommodated at the high school, sev
eral rooms in that building having been
proffered by Principal Davis of the high
school and the offer accepted. : For that
day the examinations will be confined to
the principal's class In civil government
and Miss gloat's In geography." Begin
ning Wednesday, the examinations of the
fifth grades will be held In room Z at the
high school, of the sixth in room 1, of
the seventh in room 7 and of the eighth
and ninth in room 8.
The examinations of all other classes
will not begin until Wednesday morning
at 9 o'clock. Some of the pupils will be
accommodated at the Harrison school
and others at the Atkinson. If it is
found necessary, rooms will be -utilised
at the Y. M. C. A., Calvary Presbyterian
church and one of the . Jewish syna
gogues. v
Seeking the Firebug.
Detective Hartman has been detailed
by Chief of Police Hunt to Investigate
the circumstances surrounding the fire,
So far he has discovered nothing that
can be regarded as a definite clew point
ing to arson except the fact that the
flames originated in the cupola, where
no electric wires ran, while the fires in
the furnaces were out. Everett 8mith
who lives in the vicinity of the Park
school, reported that he saw a woman
acting rather strangely iri the vicinity
of the building prior to the fire. She
waa jaot aeei.toc3nie outof the build
ing. The police attach no significance
to this Incident.
In view of certain strictures which
have been madet on the fire department
by citizens who witnessed the Are,
David Campbell, the chief, makes the
following statement:
"It has been said that more apparatus
should have been sent to the Park school
fire. This would have been useless, ss
we had all the apparatus there: we had
the facilities to use. The men used the
best Judgment possible in directing the
streams of water, of which there were
"It is true that several of the streams
were weak. This Is due to there being
only one hydrant in the Immediate vicin
ity. Two or three lines of hose had to
be laid 800 feet. The friction resulting
naturally weakened the streams. What
we need is more hydrants In certain
sections. Five or' six should be place
near every school. A contract has Jusf
been let for 60 hydrants, and they will
be placed where they are needed most.
Frank T. Dodge, superintendent of
the water department, explained that
the poor, pressure "behind the streams
thrown on the fire was due to the lack
of hydrants near by, too many lengths
of hose being required. The hydrant
atth e ach oo 1, he BaldrhHd Trtron g pres
sure. -
One of the most Important facts in
connection with the fire which destroyed
the Park school, located on the block
bounded by Park, West Park, Madison
and Jefferson streets, la that the class
records, on careful examination , by
Frank Rlgler, city superintendent of
schools, are discovered to be practically
Intact. This means that all pupils can
be graded for the new year with the
least trouble and the greatest accuracy.
"Most of the records, I am glad to
say, were saved," said Mr. Rlgler. "Es
pecially does this statement apply in
the case of the highur, or--more Im
portant cjasses. There will now be a
minimum of work in assigning the pu
pils to classes for the ensuing term."-
The school piano was also saved from
the wreck, and Immediately sent to a
local house to, be cleaned and tuned.
Parents lose About $500.
The financial loss entailed by par
ents of ' pupils whose . books were de
stroyed Is much lighter than was sup
posed at first. There, were nine grades
at the Park school and 21 class rooms.
It la, estimated that not more than one
fourth the total number of books used
which were supplied by pupils' parents,
were burned or damaged so badly they
are placed out of commission for fu
ture study.
As it happened, the higher grades,
which use the costlier books, were lo
cated in rooms on the west side of the
structure. The highest three classes
were on the west side, first floor.
An exception is the seventh grade, lo
cated in the room at the northeast Cor
ner on the second floor. All the books
and furniture in this room were lost
School officials think $500 a fair esti
mate of the aggregate loss in school
books, as a large part of those destroyed
had been . purchased at second-hand
AhoTTt two-thirds the book-f arntshed
by the district were saved. Most of
the relief maps and the more expensive
apparatus used in demonstration were
taken out of the burning building and
found to be intact or only slightly damaged.-
Dictionaries, works of reference
and historical volumes Were as a rule
saved from Injury by water.
World's Pair Exhibit Boras.
The children were keenly disappointed
at the loss of the exhibit they had pre
pared for the world's fair at fit, Louis.
Not an article which, was to have been
used as an exhibit was. left in such
condition as to be deemed representative
of the school and its work. The school
exhibit of Portland at the fair will be
very creditable, but the Park school will
not figure in it.
When the children are housed in a new
school building they will also be pro
vided with a new bell. The fire marked
the passing of the old one. When the
cupola fell In the bell went with it and
lodged on the second floor. There the
heat was so intense it was cracked. It
is to be preserved aa a souvenir, i
Developments in the case.: - "Railroad
Men of Portland vs. H. W, Goddard and
the Burlington" continue to arrive as
various by-paths of. the Incident are ex
plored by railroad men. Mr. Goddard.
contrary to expectation,- did not arrive
last night. ' i .
One of the interesting ' things un
earthed by shipping clerks is thte cause
of the Burlington, shipping Morrison
bridge material over the St. Louis-Billings
route, Instead of from Chicago to
Denver. It was first announced that it
made no difference to the Burlington
whether the material came by one route
or another, but shipping clerks say that
It does make a difference of 10 and two
thirds cents a hundred pounds. '
Mora Money in Longer Bonte .
The Burlington gainst this amount by
carrying the 100 cars over the long St.
Louis-Billings haul; as their pro rata of
the entire haul is increased. On an 85
cent basis, the new rate; the Burlington
would receive about 22 cents a hundred
for the Chicago-Omaha haul, while for
the St. Louis-Billings haul It would re
ceive more than 33 cents a hundred.
Ten cents a hundred pounds means that
the Burlington gains $4,000 on the 4,000,
000 pounds.
The Oi R. & N. supposed until early
the present - week that the material
would be given to It by the. Lnlon Pa
cific. It was supposed that the Bur
lington would carry the material from
Chicago to- Denver, and that the Union
Pacific would complete the haul. So
sure were the O. R. & N. officials of this
that they showed the Pacific Construc
tion representatives good places where
the material could be unloaded, and
waterfront property of the O. R. & N,
was looked over with an eye to Its
May Yet Get a Slice.
While In the midst of this prepara
tlon the company, through Its freight
department, learned that the shipment
would not be given them. Because of
this sudden change and because of
promises made to the O. R. & N. freight
men, the eastern offices of the company
are seeking even yet a share of the ship
ment, and open predictions are being
made by freight men that the O. R. &
N. will yet secure a good share of the
Morrison bridge material.
The general opinion among freight
men Is that one factor in the Burling
ton's success was its secret agreement
to protect the old 75-cent rate In this
shipment. The rate on structural Iron
and steel was advanced to 85 cents on
January 18, but the sentiment of com
petlng lines Ib that long before -the rate
went Into effect the Burlington and the
Pacific Construction company came to
an understanding, part of which was
that the old rate was to be protected
and the 75-cent tariff was to be made.
A split in the .freight association and
even- a rate war- hangs on this proof,
one which, from the nature of things,
freight men say will be difficult to pro
duce, as evidence of secret cuts always
IS. ': ... i , ..;. . .....
An order was entered this morning
by the county board, reapportioning the
road districts in Multnomah county.
Hereafter there will be but two districts,
one being the same aa the old district
No. 4, and the other comprising the rest
of the county. The latter will be known
aa-ditrlefc Nr- 4, and the--ther as -district
No. 2. Heretofore there have been
15 districts.
H. B, Chapman, who has long been
prominent in politics as a Mitchell Re
publican, and who at one time ran for
county commissioner, has been appointed
roadmaster for the entire county and he
Is also to be road supervisor for dis
trict No. 1. J. P. Hoffman, who la one
of the present road supervisors, Is placed
In charge of district No. 2.
District No. 1, embracing the major
part of the county, has been subdivided
into 13 minor districts, corresponding
In area to the old road divisions. Over
each of these minor districts a subordi
nate supervisor will be placed in charge.
These appointments have not yet been
, The reason for the reapportionment of
the road districts Is that under the old
law, which required that; 50 per cent of
the road taxes paid b'y any district
should be expended within that district,
the city of Portland received an undue
share of the roud fund, comparatively
little being left for the country roads.
The difficulty Is obviated by the new at'
(Journal Speolal Service.)
Cheswlck, Pa., Jan. 30. Officials-today
say that the list of dead will prob
ably exceed 184.- Many bodies are be
ing brought to the foot of the shaft,
where they are Immediately placed In
coffins, as further attempts at identifi
cation In many cases are useless. The
dead mules are being brought out of the
mine this afternoon. '
Astoria, Jan. SO.AArrlved at 8 and
left up at 11 last night, steamer Aure
lla, from San Francisco. -
Arrived at 7:46 and left up at 11 a.
m., "steamer Oregon, from San Francisco.'"'-
Sailed at 11 a. m., British bark East
African, for. Queenstown or Falmouth.
San Francisco, Jan. 30. Arrived at
la. m., steamer Despatch, from Port
land, y ,
Arrived at fi a. m steamer George W.
Elder, from Portland.
Sailed at 9 a, m. steamer Acme, for
Astoria, Jan. SO. Condition of the
bar at 8 n. m smooth; light northwest
wind; weather, cloudy.
The sfejim nr-hooner Aurelta reached
port at Id pVUx-lc -this morning front
Kan FrnrlH", bringing 18'J tons Of ce
ment. Owing to contrary winds she
had a Mow iui.h,iro up tli coast, fin
tlie rt'Uivu trip she will Uke out a rarifi),
Of gi.llll.
Permits. Transfers.
Monday $ 3.700 $10,i;s
Tuesday 6.605 ,2.1.079
Wednesday ........ 21,200 . 22.6SO
Thursday ......... 1,450 25.751,
Friday 123,150 19,40 -
Total, five days.. $156,150 $200,168 '
Total, last week.. 28,640 , t "178,48 '
Gain this week.. . .$127,610 $ 21.701
There was much of. interest In the
local realty market during the present -v.
week,'" in fact' it is the banner week of '
the new year with its permits aggro- '
gating $358,150, while those of the for
mer week were $28,540, thus showing a
gain-in-the permits issued this week of
A Magnificent Church.
The largest permit taken out during
the week was for $100,000. It was Is
sued to the Episcopal church, which will v
erect an edifice more beautiful than '
any at present in the city at the cor
ner of Nineteenth and Everett streets. '
Mrs. Laura Hester will construct a I
three-story frame structure at the cor- i
ner of Sixth and Burnslde streets, at a j
cost of $15,000.
The permits Issued during the month i
amounted to $380,738. I ;
The principal permits issued during J
the month were:
J. F. Shea, for the construction of !
a three-story structure on the northeast '
corner of Second and Ankeny streets,''-
Joseph N. Teal, three-story brlek ;
building at Thirteenth and Hoyt streets, ,
The new Independent Cracker company
took out a permit for the construction i
of a two and. one-half story : building j
on the corner of East Third and Davia 1
streets, which will cost $16,000. !
The Men's Resort of the First Pres
byterian church will construct a two- i
story brick building on the southwest
corner of Fourth end - Burnslde streets.
which will cost $12,000. The ground
upon which the structure will be erected t ,
was donate;! by the Ladd estate. It Is
valued at $25,000.
The Blazler brothers have decided t f :
erect a building on the property re-.
cently purchased by them on "Widow's
Row," which is estimated to cost $40.-
The congregation Ahaval Sholom will .
soon construct a new synagogue on the ' "
northeast corner of Park and Clay '-'
streets which will cost about $25,000...
Sales Are Much Larger. ' 4' ;
The property transfers this week! :'.
show a remarkable increase over those!,
of the previous week. The total trans- ,'.,'
fers for the first five days of the week ' ;
amounted to $200,000, as against $178.-..,.
465 during the same period of the pre-
ceding week.
.The principal transactions during. tha:
week were: " ; .
John Smith to E. Henry Wemme, lots i ,
2. 3 and 4, block 72, northeast corner), .
of Madison and Front street, $35,000. ;',
The same property was sold the same ,
day to Henry Pittock for $40,000.
Frank A. Bryant to A. C. Froom, lots
6 and 7. Mock 205, southeast corner ' i
Park and Jefferson streets, $15,000.
, The total amount of transfers dur.
lng the month of January, reach $489,-623.-
, . ,
The principal transactions during that
month were;
Samuel A. Miles to Samuel Swansnn, .
number of lota in Pleasant View addl- ,a
tion, $12,000.- . . -
Eastern & Western Lumber company
to Portland General Electric company,,,
fraction block 31 and north 40 feet block
37. Sherlock addition, $16,000.
The Western American company pur- ,
chased, a comer on Seventh and Stark .'
streets for $40,000.
E.' R. Plttelhau to Rudolph Becker, lot,
8. block 207. $10,000,
The Oregon Water Power & Railway ,.
company -purchased the northeast cor-
ner of First and Alder streets for
$40,000. ....
The annual commencement of th
grammar grade class of St. Mary's '
academy was held yesterday afternoon -and
was one of the prettiest affairs of its,
kind ever observed at that Institution.',
The youpg ladles carried out a difficult
program and their friends present were .,!
gratified at the splendid showing mart
by the students. Father Kennedy pre-,
sented the certificates. The program
was: ; " J
Governor March.... St. Mary's Ceclllana
Recitation "Regulus" ,
Miss Mary Mclilnnon. ;
Piano solo "Danse Spagnole"
Miss Georgia Wise.
Recitation "The First Sentry's Story.
Miss Josephine Curraa
Selections-from - "II Trovatore Harp v
solo, "Ah. Ehe La Morte," "Per Me
Ora Fatal."
' Miss Eleanor Nordhoff, '
Recitation "The Madonna of Pales."
Miss Mary Nolan.
Chorus .....Ninth grad '
March "Mllltalre" Duet
The of the class are: Emm
Huston of Seattle, Mona Recs, daughter
of Paymaster H. U Rees, W. 8. A.,
Hulda Erlckson. Rosalia Lashbnugh,
Agnes Kohlor, Marian Byan, Mary Shar-,
key, Florence Grant and Mary Smith,
, (Journal Special Srl.)
Mercur, Utah,' Jan. 30. The ftpera '
house. Union restaurant, three small
stores and six residences were gutted '
by fire this morning. Citlsens stopped -the
progress of the flames with snow.
The loss will reach $20,000.
Federated Trades laundry now ready
to receive order. Seventh and Qulmby.
Phone Main 1465.
naa been n.ed for over SIXTY YKAR1 !y ,V ! r,
UON3 of MOTHERS rr their t'.'i:;.; i
white TEETHING, Uh KTSiFJ'.CT f ;
it soothes iecini.n. so rn Mt'-f -
ALLAV3iirAJN;CVy 1.. v: )t i .,
la the best remedy for I'M?'' : , : '.'
I)ran;;ilH In evtry t,irt .f i! w ;
and ask for "Mr. Wtaslow'e pomim. f,?. ; '