The Oregon daily journal. (Portland, Or.) 1902-1972, February 03, 1904, Page 4, Image 4

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SaysiPe-ru-na h a. Splendid Ca-i
I tarrhal Tonid 4 l
C Guy Wakefield arid Ross Nichols as Officers
Accused of Fraud on Complaint of Postoffi.ce
Inspector Promoters Fall Out,
- - TJ3UC&Y OVEB C. B. Q.
maiL uroiowAUT at the isstt-
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' tct sttrjeot today.
conditio v oood ro TAil-SOWH
Trt of the Morrison street bridge
material shipment will be divided and
the American Bridge company to pre
serve Its .standing will not allow the
Burlington to control the entire move
ment of 100 cars; from statements made
by tire traffic manager of the American
; Brldga company and assurance re
. iceived by local freight agents this hope
is today expressed. Many of the local
gents have srirred u their EaMern
headquarters over this ' $35,000 freight
plum, and conferences between the head
officials of Eastern roads and the Ameri
can Bridge company has apparently re
sulted in this big shipment being to
iom extent changed. ,
' Til "Q" Representative.
"The Pacific Construction company
sked that their portion of this ship
ment routed over the Burlington on
account of the interest of a "Q" repre
sentative in the' matter." is the state
ment of the American Bridge company's
Eastern traffic manager.
' This statement was made to the gen
eral representative of a Chicago-Omaha
: road and was transmitted to the local
agent. In, the same letter comes the as
surance that the American Bridge com
pany will not allow the entire shipment
te go to the Burlington, but will send
' a portion of It over other routes. Ac
cording to this Eastern advice the local
agents of the Pacific Construction com
pany are mistaken when they assert
that they have the entire control of the
. shipment. The American Bridge com
pany states that a portion of this ship
ment was routed according to the dic
tate of the Portland representative, but
a portion is still kept unpledged and will
be routed over some 'other line than the
According to local railway agents the
' American Bridge company retains the
routing of iia business In the East be
cause of its connection with many rail
roads. As the chief supplier of struc
tural steel and iron the American Bridge
.company sells to many roads their
bridge and roadbed material. In order
to preserve their standing the company
routes Its shipments as a rule over the
several lines that patronize It, and in
no case sends a lot of 100 cars over one
line when there are others available
'that are its patrons.
V Construction Company's Story.
- It Is denied by representatives of the
Pacific Construction company that this
shipment is' not controlled entirely, by
them and that the trust does not sell
Its material f. o. b. Pittsbur. or To
ledo. or any other Eastern point. The
Pacific Construction company holds that
it bought the material with the under
Standing that the routine was tn re.
main in As hands and denies that at any
" time steel or structural material cannot
be purchased from the trust delivered
' at Pittsburg, with the purchaser to pay
the freight and route as he desires.
In the matter of public shipments,
that Is, in the cases where the material
comes from the East for the city's use
or the county's use, and in all cases
where the taxpayers of the city and
. county pay the freight because of the
added cost the. improvement means on
account of the freight, railroad men
contend that lines with their chief, in
terests In the city and county should
receive the chief benefit Where the
railroads as taxpayers have to bear a
big share of the public burden, they feel
they should be given consideration when
the public has " shipments which It
should disperse and which it pays for.
What Terminal Lisas raid.
According- to the tax returns the vari
ous terminal lines in Portland in 1902
paid the following amounts to the city
and county In taxes: Northern Pacific,
J,S1.15; Southern Pacific, 912.340.38;
Oregon Railroad & Navigation company,
4S6.359.41. On this basis the O. R. &
Jf. have more than 10 times the right to
Mpect public shipments than has the
Northern Pacific, and about three times
the expectation of the Southern Pacific.
When a shipment of $36,000 in value,
therefore, goes to the terminal lines,
the least interested because of the pull
a nonterminal line has on the city busi
ness, then other lines with greater in
terests at stake have, in their opinion,
grounds of complaint and abide by the
proposition that public shipments should
be distributed with some regard for the
Interest local railroads have In the city's
welfare and ln: some proportion, cer
tainly not an inverse one. to the amount
of actual cash these lines pay to the
city's support. " .
City ft Suburban.
The statement made concerning the
. shipment of City & Suburban freight
over the Burlington proves later to have
been erroneous, u was made on the
authority of freight men presumedly
versed in the routing of shipments from
the East to Portland, but who were
misinformed concerning the routing of
the business of the City A Suburban for
the past year,, as investigation of the
records Of terminal freight offices shows
that during the paist year the Union Pa
cific received the traffic of the company.
The investigation into the complete rec
ords -was made at the request of Mr.
SwlgerC manager of the company, who
wrote as fallows concerning the state
ment :
"I note that this evening's Journal, in
the article headed 'Via Airship or God
riard Routes,' quite gratuitously drags
the City & Suburban Railway company
Into this controversy by making it ap
pear that our freight is now invaria
bly routed C. B. & Q. This statement
Is an- absolute and unqualified false
hood and I trust you will give me the
source of your information and also
see that this Is denied. I shall be
7 plotted to give you documentary proof
of my statement if you deem it neces
(Journal Special Sprrloe.)
,".St. Louis, Feb. 3. The Democratic
national committee adjourned at noon
rto meet bub In April 10. It was decided
to make no reservation for seats until
the April meeting when newspapermen
will be appointed to take charge of the
matter. The committee reserved the
entire Jefferson hotel for convention
' The O. W. T. 4 H, R. Co.. has promised
. to establish a public park on three blocks
of land lu the suburb of Kenwood, pro
tiding the city, council will vacate por
tlons of certain streets and the Beiiwood
board of trade1 has requested such action
. from the council, v '
The executive ronmlttee of the Di
rect Primary Nominations Law league
met in the office of Bauer & Green,
chamber of commerce, at 11:30 o'clock
this morning for the purpose of adopt
ing a title for the proposed law to be
submitted to the people at the election
next June. The members of the com
mittee present were George M. Orton,
vlce-presidpnt and acting president dur
ing the absence of President A. L. Mills
from Portland. F. McKercher, W. S.
U'Ren, H. (3. Kundret. Charles B. Lock
wood and J. F. Welch, representing at
Astoria the American Federated trades.
Mr. Welch objected to section 11 of
the proposed law, asserting that it
would disfranchise all political parties
casting less than 26 ' per cent of the
vote for representative in congress.
This section reads as follows:
'A political party within the mean
ing of this act is an affiliation of elec
tors representing a political party or
organization, which, at the next general
election preceedlng polled for its can
didate for representative in congress at
least 25 per cent of the entire vote cast
for that office in the state. Every such
political party shall nominate all Its
candidates for public office, under the
provisions of this law and not in any
other manner, and it shall not be al
lowed to nominate any candidate in the
manner provided by section 2791 of Bel
linger & Cotton's Annotated Codes and
Statutes of Oregon."
Welch Picks a Flaw.
Mr. Welch wanted to know what
chance political parties casting less than
25 per cent of the total vote for repre
sentative would have under this section.
"They will be excluded from the elec
tions," he said. "I cannot see any other
conclusion to draw from the reading
of the seotion. If any of you gentlemen
can place any other construction of the
reading of it I would like to be enlight
Chairman Orton and Mr. U'Ren ex
plained that parties casting less than 25
per cent of the vpte for representative
were taken care of in the old -way by
section 2791 of the election law, and
were in no manner excluded from ex
pressing themselves at the polls or mak
ing nominations. They reiterated that
the reading of the section as above
quoted permitted of no dispute or con
fusion on that point, laying great em
phasis on the word "such" as indicat
ing that parties casting less than 25
per cent were not included.
Mr. Welch could not see It that way.
He arose Beveral times and argued to
the contrary.
'I am supported in my view that par
ties casting less than 25 per cent by
some good lawyers, and I think they are
right. If lawyers disagree thus early as
to this law, what Is going to happen
"What lawyers told you that?" asked
Mr. U'Ren.
"Well. John II. Smith and his brother,
for instance," replied Mr. Welch.
"Tou'll Have to Show Ma."
"John H. Smith is a pretty good
lawyer, but if he told you that he Is off.
I do not think he read the preceding
sections. It is clear to all of us that
you are wrong in your view of the law,
said Mr. U'Ren.
"I am from Missouri, and you'll have
to show me," said Mr. Welch. "I want
to go on record against this thing, so
that I cannot be blamed in the future.
He moved the adoption of a substitute
making changes in section 11 In accord
with his view. When the chair put the
motion Mr. U'Ren said decisively:
"I rise to a point of order. There is
no second to the motion.
Mr. Welch could get no second to the
New York. Feb. 3. Another was
added to the list of American girls who
have wedded titled foreigners when
Miss Margot Stone, daughter of Mrs,
Joseph F. Stone, became the bride today
of Count Alexander Beroldlngen, of
Austria. The ceremony was performed
In the church of the Incarnation, the
Rev. William M. Grosvenor officiating.
Count Rubldo Zlchy, of the AuBtrlag.
embassy at Washington, was among th
ushers, and the other attendants In
eluded well known young society people
of New York, Providence, and several
Other cities. Following the church cere
mony, there was a. largely attended re
ceptlon at the residence of the bride's
mother in East Thirty-eightn street.
London, Feb. 8. According to a re
port from Aylesbury prison, Mrs. Flor
ence Maybrick Is In excellent health and
spirits, and looking forward confidently
to her release this summer. An lnci
dent occurred recently which was much
talked of by working-class people who
reside In the neighborhood of the prison
A workman had been allowed to enter
the prison to execute some repairs, and
in the course of his labors he cut his
hand rather severely. Mrs. Maybrick
happened to be near, and she at once
brought some lint and cotton and ban
daged the man's hand as well and as
quickly as any doctor could have done it.
Blnghampton, N. Y., Feb. 3. The an
nual reunion of Scottish -Rite bodies of
the valley of Blnghampton began at the
Masonic temple here today and will last
until the end of the week. The confer
ring of degrees is the principal business
of the round-up. although considerable
time will be devoted to features of en
tertainment. Masons of high degree are
here from New York, Buffalo, Rochester,
Albany, Syracuse, Scranton and numer
ous other cities.
Ran Francisco, Fob. 3. William Ew-
Ing was, found guilty today of using th
mall to defraud. As secretary of the
Standard Oil Development company he
was accused of gathering several thou
sand dollars from Inventors throughout
the coast region and it develops that ho
had very little property to back up the
glowing promises he made.
(Journal Special Her.lec )
London. Feb. 3. Former I'oKtmaster-
Genernl Thomas James of the United
State today married Edith, the daughter
of Alderman Golhourne in Slmkespeare's
church at Stratford-on-Avon. The bride
is 30 years old. and James Is 73..-Only
relatives and ile f riends'were present
(Winhlnictnn Bureau of Th" Journal. )
Washington, Feb. 3. Walter O. Fry
was appointed a regular and Oeorgfl Fry
a substitute rural carrier at Aurora to
C. Guy Wakefield and Ross Nichols of
the Older of Fraternal Home Buyers
were placed under arrest this afternoon
by Deputy United States Marshal A. A,
Roberts, on complaint sworn to by O. C.
Riches, postal inspector, who charges
them with attempting to defraud Emily
J. Sanders of Tim Dalles, and of using
the United States mails to further their
scheme. The complaint also cites one
John Doe, whose true name is unknown
as a party to the alleged offense. The
men under arrest are in the office of the
United States marshal and will be
taken before Commissioner E. D. McKee
for preliminary examination.
The complaint states that on Sep
tember 25, 1903, C. Guy Wakefield, al
leged secretary of the Order of Fra
ternal Home Buyers, and Ross Nichols,
alleged president, attempted to defraud
Emily J. Sanders of The Dalles by in
citing and inducing her to become a
shareholder and Invest in the Order of
Fraternal Home Buyers, which falsely
pretended to enable the owner of shares
to obtain a home before 20 months.
A letter containing the following con
tract is alleged to have been deposited in
the Portland postoffice, addressed to
Emily J. Sanders, at The Dalles. "That
she agreed to pay the sum of 38 as a
registration fee and the further sum of
$4 per month for 20 months and that
C. Guy Wakefield and Ross Nichols on
behalf of the Fraternal Home Buyers
promised and agreed to pay the woman
the sum of $2,000" with intent to de
fraud her of the $8 and the $4 per
James H. Head of 405 First street, C.
E. Harbaugh and Charles H. Glass are
named as witnesses for the government
The complaint is issued because of al
leged violation of section 5480, revised
statutes as amended March 2, 1889.
bixteen hundred contract - holders in
the Fraternal Order of Home Bulldert,
are busy guessing as to the outcome of
the controversy now on between the
heads of the corporation. The company
has two sets of officers, and legal pro
ceedings will be inaugurated by Attor
ney Sargent to establish which faction
has the right to manage the business.
C. Guy Wakefield has had the doors
of the offices barred against him, and
given to understand by C. E. Harbaugh,
who lays claim to being the legal presi
dent and general manager, that he need
not come around, as his association
with the Home Builders has ceased, ow
ing to the terms of certain agreements
entered into between the two some
months ago.
Mr. Wakefield gave his side of the
case as follows:
"I have put my money arid energy into
the upbuilding of the business, and now
an effort is being made to turn me out.
I have not a 5-cent piece that I se
cured during my connection with the
Home Builders. On the other hand, I
am held responsible for and practically
owe 36,000, which I must pay if the
attempt of the men who are now trying
to gain control of the company is suc
cessful. Out of the 1,000 shares iof
stock I own 580, which with $854 are
now in escrow. Harbaugh and Altman,
who are now the alleged heads of the
company, never put a cent into the busi
ness, and are taking advantage of cir
cumstances to beat me out of my own.
"The whole history of the company
is open and above board. It was organ
ized in December, 1902. John Manning
was the attbrney who wrote up the in
corporation papers. He had nothing fur
ther to do with it. The nrst omcers
were Ross Nichols, J. A. Taylor, H. W.
Benkhe, D. W. Franklin, J. L. Udell and
C. G. Wakefield. About four months
afterward J. A. Taylor resigned and Mr.
Udell was taken blind, and at a special
election I was put in as manager. At
this time the business of the company
had not prospered as anticipated, and
many debts had piled up. I took the
management and to put things on their
feet mortgaged my home and put the
money Into the company. When the
company first started I put up money on
my stock to get things to going, and
with my stock and the money put up
consider that my Interest in the com
pany is now worth about $7,500. .Mr.
Harbaugh started with the company as
an agent, and the business growing so
rapidly I put him as my assistant in the
office. He took $500 worth of the stock,
but never paid a cent on It. He has
since secured more on the same basis.
C. W. Altman has 10 shares of the
stock, for which he has never paid a
Julia Walters, a waitress In the Vi
enna cafe, 251 Morrison street, was ex
amined as an insane person before Judge
Webster in the county court this morn
ing, and ordered committed tfi the asy
lum at Sirlem.
She was noticed acting peculiarly
shortly after 6 o'clock last evening. P.
F. Wcmland. one of the proprietors of
the cafe, noticed her in the back yard,
where she had oarried several bowls of
soup. These she was Industriously ar
ranging in a row.
With added emphasis Chief of Police
Hunt this morning instructed the offi
cers of the day detail to secure evi
dence against all men on their beats who
are living off the earnings of women.
As published by The Journal yester
day the chief told his officers to bring
in names and evidence, and he would
see what course of action to pursue. He
repeated this today and Informed the
rank and file not to make- arrests but to
present the facts to headquarters.
. "Bring In the names and evidence to
me," he added, "and I will eee about
getting out the warrants for the
In thejlne stood Patrolman John
Quinton, the stately officer who walks
Washington street during the day time.
This policeman Is one of the oldest and
best known on the local force and bis
"My resignation from the manage
ment of the company and selling out
was on account of bad health. The
terms were that my successors were to
replace with other good security all the
collateral that I was responsible for to
the company and release that which I
had put up. This, with $864 that was
in the, .expense fund, ' was placed in
escrow and were to be redeemed for
$7,600. I went to Spokane and was later
informed that they would not put up the
money as agveed, and that upon my re
tiring from the company that Harbaugh
had a legal right to my position.
"They have Blnce refused to give me
any satisfaction or to allow me to
exercise my rights with the company. I
hold the majority of the Btock and
under the incorporation have the right
to name the officers, which I took ad
vantage of yesterday. Harbaugh and
Altman have refused to give up the
books or the key to the office.
"The J. C. Evans mentioned in &
newspaper report as having been one of
the promoters of the company Is all
wrong. He- never put a cent into It,
nor had anything to do Vith it He was
employed as a . waiter at the Winter
Garden, and spread a report that he had
fallen heir to $250,000, which was all hot
air. He was afterward arrested for
robbery at that place and escaped for
the reason that Mace Green, the pro
prietor of tho Winter Garden, refused
to appear against him.
"The story that last night I tried to
break into the offices with the help of
a locksmith is a lie. I went to the police
station and asked why a policeman was
on guard and by whose orders. I went
up this morning to put a padlock on the
door, but was not permitted to do so
by Watchman Nash.
"I am willing that the case should be
heard on its merits and let the courts
decide whether or not I have a right in
the company, and Instructed my attor
ney to take the necessary steps to estab
lish my rights.
"The books have been experted sev
eral times and everything is straight.
No matter what will happen the con
tract holders cannot lose any money, as
all they have paid in has gone into the
building fund with the exeeptlen of
that provided for in . special assess
ments." Following is a statement made by C.
E. Harbaugh and C. W. Altman, in which
they explain their attitude:
"Portland, Or., Feb. 3. In reply to
the statement in the Oregonian of this
morning, we will say that we absolutely
deny having had anything to do with
the writing of the article.
"We now positively affirm that upon
examination of the books of the com
pany we find that C. Guy Wakefield had
been Installed as secretary and man
ager of The Order ol Fraternal Home
Buyers about eight months. We have
placed an expert bookkeeper to work
upon the books of said company, but he
has not yet completed the examination,
and we are unable at tne present time
to give out a oorrect statement of the
affairs of the company during the past
secretary's administration.
"We wish to say further that, some
time in December, Mr. Paul Custer re
signed as vice-president of the company;
that Mr. Wakefield, as the records will
show, called a meeting of the directors,
and Mr. Harbaugh was elected as vice
president to fill the vacancy; that a
short time thereafter Ross Nichols re
signed as president of said company,
and at a meeting of the directors, Mr.
C. W. Altman was elected to fill the va
cancy. Not long thereafter Mr. Wako
field voluntarily resigned the office of
secretary and manager, and Mr. C. E.
Harbaugh was elected by the directors
to fill the office of secretary and man
ager, and has since exercised the office
of secretary and manager.
"Some time after Mr. Wakefield had
tendered his resignation he came into
the office and attempted to assume au
thority, upon which he was advised that
he could not do business in that way.
Yesterday an attempt was made to hold
a meeting of the stockholders, who
would, as we presume, elect him to such
office as he might desire. We claim that
having been legally and regularly
elected as officers of the company to the
offices we now hold, that we are the only
officers the company has, and as such
we shall endeavor to perform the duties
required of us until we are relieved by
the courts.
"What are you trying to do'?" he asked.
"Oh, you go away don't bother me,"
she replied. "I am under the influence
of the supreme being."
Mr. Wemland at once appelated that
the woman was insane and summoned
a physician. She was later taken to her
room at 207 Sixth street, and this morn
Ing arraigned before the county court.
Julia Walters is about 30 years of age.
An uncle residing at Kerns, Wash., has
been communicated with. ,
friends are legion. Yesterday the offi
cer asked Chief Hunt what was to be
done with such human parasites who
also followed gambling for a livelihood.
This question evidently displeased the
head of the department.
"Officer Quinton, what did you mean
by asking me what you did yesterday?"
inquired Chief Hunt, evidently some
what wrathful. ,
"I-was simply looking for information,
chief," replied the officer, respectfully.
"I also had Other questions to pro
pound." "Well, it seems to me that a man
with the experience you have should
know these things without asking," re
torted the chief, before the entire squad.
Chief Hunt was very angry, as was
shown by the following bit of sarcasm:
"I have heard you brag about what
you know of police work. Now, you
know the law, why do ou ask such
"Because I was seeking orders," said
Quinton. "Gambling- Is not a legiti
mate occupation, and I wanted to know
if It was to be recognized as such In the
case of a man living with a woman."
"As long as gambling Is tolerated It
would be difficult to convict such a man
of vagrancy If he were working In a
gambling house," wa the substance Of
the chief's reply: (
Patrolman Quinton felt aggrieved and
chagrined at the chief's public censure.
With the other officers he Is wondering
w'.iere to turn for Information If he can
rot go to .his superior without . being
. "I know the law." said the officer, "but
I simply asked for orders."
Councilman Flegel does not Intend to
drop agitation over the granting of a
license to Eugene Blaster to operate a
second story saloon in the notorious
Paris house, formerly called the Brey
man building. Probably, he will bring
the question up again at a special ses
sion of the liquor license comlmttee,
which has been called to assemble di
rectly after the regular council meeting
"I guess I am Just about foolish
enough to put my hands in tho fire,"
answered Mr. Flegel yesterday when
asked whether he intended to prosecute
the matter any furtheh , "The license
was one which had already been turned
down and under the circumstances was
particularly obnoxious to me. I do not
believe for a minute that anything
wrong' was intended, but there Is a reso
lution of the council now on the books
which will cover just such, cases and is
intended to prevent occurrences of the
It is not thought that the matter will
be brought up in the council today, but
unless the license Is revoked by the com
mittee there will probably be a mi
nority report calling for a vote of the
council at the, next session.
Clark Lotan Blamed.
Clerk Lotan came In for some blame
as to the manner - la which the license
was signed, when it first came upJ
Councilmen Whiting and Slgier affixed
their signatures to the paper, but it
was necessary to have three names to
carry. Proprietor Blazier, who operates
the saloon In question, thereupon made
two or three personal appeals to tho
open session of the committee, but was
turned down. Later Councilman Bent-
ley went to the city hall, secured the
license and took it away. He later
brought it back with his signature and
Mr. Lotan accordingly issued the license
with the special proviso written In Ink
across the face:
"Good for only 30 days."
It is said that this provision, how
ever, is entirely useless for the reason
that under the city laws a license can
be issued only for the term of a year.
It can be revoked by proper proceed
ings at any time, but unless that is done
through the regular channels a license.
once signed, holds good for the 12
How Licenses May Be Seoored.
The resolution mentioned as covering
the signing of license applications,
emanated from the council several years
ago and reads, "that no license appli
cation shall be signed except at a reg
ularly called session of the license com
mittee." This was passed and is now
embodied In the council proceedings of
that date.
"It is nothing unusual though," ex
plained Clerk Lotan, "for the members
of the committee to sign applications
outside of regular meetings. For this
reason I did not think that there was
anything wrong about the Blazier ap
plication. It had been signed by Slgier
and Whiting In regular meeting ana
when Benlley brought It tonne with his
name affixed to the paper, I made out
the license. I do not see where I can
be blamed for the transaction. I sup
posed the matter was legal enough."
None of the members of the commit
tee cared to go into the question very
fully yesterday, but their opinions on
the matter can best be judged by their
vote on the license. Originally Bent
ley, Zimmerman and Flegel were reg
istered "nay" with Slgier and Whiting
There have been numerous objections
urged . against the Blazier application,
principally that it is on the second
floor of a disreputable house; that it
has a bad character and that all sa
loons should be on the first floor. Not
many weeks ago the liquor license com
mlttee granted licenses to the down
stairs resorts in the same building on
the agreement only that they would cut
oft all connection with the upstairs
rooms. In the granting of Blaster's
application the majority of the' commit
tee allow a full-fledged saloon in a
place where it formerly refused to al
low even a stairway to a saloon down
Mr. Bentley explained that he signed
the application for a license because he
had been assured the co-operation o!
other councilmen in cutting out places
that he thought were much worse than
the saloon in the Paris house. He would
not discuss the matter further and said
if there had been any irregularity it
was not intentional.
(Journal SpecUl Serrlc.)
Helena, Mont., Feb. J. Steve 'Ozer,
a poor Swede working at odd Jobs in
this' locality during the past four
months has fallen heir to $20,000 In
cash by the death of his sister in San
Francisco. Ozer was the only heir and
search had been made for him since his
sister's death. last October. While
drinking In a Kalispell saloon two weeks
ago Ozer made a chance acquaintance
and to others he confided that he had
a rich sister in San. Francisco, but that
they had not communicated with each
Other for two years. This acquaintance
happened to read ft' notice from the
Swedish consul making Inquiry for the
missing heir, and this is how the man
was discovered in this locality. Ozer
has gone to California.
(Journal Special Serrtce.)
Halifax. N. SM Feb. S. The Canadian
Paeifle express on the Inter Colonial
railway was wrecked near here this
morning and several persons are reported
The train Jumped the track at a broken
rail near Milford, 40 miles from here,
The train was running 40 miles per hour
and with the exception of the locomotive
tho entire train went over an embank
ment. Of B0 passengers fully half were
Injured, several fatally. Tclograph
wires are down to the scene.
You think you know ginger.
Unless Schilling's Best, you
have perhaps never tasted it
pure. 1
At your grocer's; nonerback
The following ' crop reports have been
made to the loal weather bureau for
the month of January: , 1 ;
Coast Slatrlot.
Watrenton, Clatsop County The wea
ther has been a Jlttls too wet. for plow
ing or seeding; condition of pasturage
good for season; germinating of grass
or seed would be slow; condition of fruit
is good; the root crop Is No. 1 and has
kept good. ' . j
.Clatsop, Clatsop County This part of
the state is not adapted to wheat and is
altogether a stock and dairy section. .The
winter thus far i mild. ; Sheep on" pas
turage are good; mutton now rather too
fat for use. If no oold weather comes
farmers ought to rejoice.
Astoria, Clatsop County Entire winter.
Including January, has been very favor
able to pasturage, growth of root crop and
germination of grain. Grass is green
and growing, being several inches to a
foot In height when not eaten, Roses
have been blooming (ill winter. No frost
to speak of.
Nestocton, Tillamook County There is
no fall grain sown here ; we are having
beautiful weather for rarm work, fruit
trees are all in good condition; stock
looks well; hay is selling for 912 to fit
a ton; pasture Is good for this time of
year. .
Traak. Tillamook County The month
has been favorable for the growth of
grass and fall-sown grain and forage;
plants are in good condition. The con
dition of fruit trees is good. Winter lay
ing hens are producing many eggs and
all poultry Is in good condition. Owing
to a snowfall of 6 Inches, which re
mained for several days, It was necessary
to feed stock. However, at present young
stock and drv milch cows are getting
good feed again and are generally In
good condition.
Glen The month opened with cold,
frosty nights and clear, bright days. The
frost was very severe on pasturage,
especially on the low ground, where it
was frozen during the entire day. The
upland range suffered very little. Warm
rains started the grass again.
Toledo, Lincoln County No killing
frost to date. Grass remains green and
makes slow growth. Fall-sown grain
donlg well. No apparent damage to fruits.
Mortality among livestock less than
Pt Turance, Lane County The past
month has been pretty wet and cold,
with some snow on the 18th and 19th. It
was quite heavy up the. creeks, about H
Inch at this place. Pasture is getting
short but all livestock Is looking up and
in good condition. Most of them have
no hay.
Gardner. Douglas County Excessive
rains, followed by snow and frost, has
made pasturage backward, but this is
usual at this season. Ranges are some
what overstocked and cattle are not doing
as well as they should. No plowing has
been done In this section.
Marsh field. Coos County Grass Is grow
ing well for this time of the year; stock
generally Is In good condition. The warm
weather some time back made people a
little uneasy about the. fruit, but as it Is
colder now its starting 1s held back so
as not to place It In any danger. The
nights are clear and frosty.
WlllametU Valley.
Scappoose, Columbia County Weather
favorable for fall-sown grain. It is also
favorable for stock and for fruit trees.
Too much rain for any kind of farming.
Rainier, Columbia County Month has
been mild; winter grain looking very
good; pasture green but very short; cat
tle wintering well considering the short
hay crop. Orchards have been somewhat
damaged by November snow; but little
pruning done. A few old meadows have
been plowed up and manured but other
wise no work has been done.
Troutdale, Multnomah County This
month we, had excessive rains except In
the last week, but. we had no frost and
we had rome rose blossoms In the gar-
Ldens the whole month; pasturage is poor
mm . large cliiiuuiil ul caui j.ceuiiig iim
to be done. Not much fall grain has
been sown on account of the stormy, wet
Marquam, Clackamas County The fall
wheat looks well and the weather la fine
for plowing and seeding; stock looks well.
Wllwaukie, Clackamas County The
early part of the month was very favor
able for plowing and seeding and more
than the average seeding has been done.
Winter wheat and oats are doing nicely.
Weather has been favorable for grass
and vegetables..-
Amity, Yamhill County The month, has
been favorable for fall and winter grain,
which is looking well but small; pastures
are very short and stocks are getting
thin, mostly being fed. Ground Is too
wet for. plowing and seeding; fruit, trees
are In good condition.
Dayton, Yamhill County Crop condi
tions for the month are very flattering for
this locality; wheat has a good color and
Is well stooled; other grains are in ex
cellent condition; cattle, sheep and other
stock ' have not looked so well for a
number of years and If no severe weather
occurs from now on stock. will be in ex
cellent condition and pasturage will be
ready to turn onto in the spring. Fruit
trees appear to be In a healthy condition
and a good deal of pruning nas already
been done.
Forest Grove, Washington County The
past month has been very favorable to
grain and grasses. Grain sown as late as
December 10 has made a good growth.
There has been no cold weather sufficient
to check the growth of grass and it re
mains green.
Alrlie, Polk County Fall grain has
made but little growth so far, though it
has a good healthy appearance; all other
vegetables seem in about the same con
dition. Weather favorable for germina
tion. Gervals, Marlon County The cold wea
ther and slight frost was beneficial by
loosening the ground and killing weeds;
grain showing a healthy growth; grass
continues to grow, stock requiring very
little feed from now on.
Aurora, Marlon County The past
month no seeding has been done; weather
has been favorable for fall-sown grain,
which has made good growth and Is in
a promising condition at this date; fruit
trees looking well and stock is in fair
Silverton, Marlon County Stock doing
fairly well but yet rather thin, showing
the effects of the unfavorable fall; but
little grain sown this month, but with
favorable weather oats sowing will be
general on the hill land the last of the
week. Fruit trees doing well; hopyards
being put In condition.
Albany, Linn County Fall wheat looks
well; but is small; month has been quite
favorable for Its growth; pasture n
good 'condition. ?i
' Lowell, Lane County We have had but
little frost or snow' this winter; fall
grain, wheat and oats are looking fine.
Astoria. Feb. 8. Arrived'at T1:Q a.
m., steamer Prentiss, from San Fran
cisco., -. ' ,' ' !'. ' '.
Colonel 11. Livingston, Member ot
th Industrial Commission ancj the lead'
log Democratic paember of th -Committee
on Appropriations In the Hons
if Representatives, whose home is at
Atlanta, Ga writes : , :
"7 tak0 pleaaun la Jolalag wftft
Oenenl Wheeler, Coagreanmaa
Brewer and others to recommending
Peruna -'as ma excellent tonic ao4
catarrh cure." Col. L. I. Uvlngttoo.
Catarrh Cared.
All phases of catarrh, acute or chronic,
are promptly and permanently cured.
It is through its operation upon the ner
vous system that Peruna has attained .
inch a world-wide reputation as a sum
and reliable remedy for all phases ol
catarrh wherever located.
Mr. Jas. O. Morin, 1179 Ontario street
Montreal, Canada, writes t
" Peruna is certainly a great catarrh
remedy. It cured me of catarrh of th
head and I gladly Indorse it. Canadian!
are peculiarly afflicted with this dlseass
and for years the doctors have tried to
overcome it with elixirs, powders and
pills, but Peruna has solved the question
and slnoe the medicine has been estab
lished here hundreds of people hav
been cured of catarrh." Jas. O. Morin,
If you do not derive prompt and satis
factory results from the use of Peruna,
write at once to Dr. Hartman, giving s
full statement of your case and he will
be pleased to give you his valuable ad
vice free.
Address Dr. Hartman, President oi
The Hartman Sanitarium. Columbus. O.
nvcx xwsTXTtmoirs work bug-
csssrtrrar nr otksb crrnss
xxfexsb or ron cxtm saox.
.There Is quite a bit of talk lately In
the various municipal departments about
the establishment of . a public employ
ment bureau to be operated In conjunc
tion, with the work of the civil service
commission. Such bureaus are found in
many other cities and are said to work
most satisfactorily. Considering- the
work accomplished, the cost is regarded
as insignificant.
"At the present time," explained one
city official today In discussing the prop
osition, 'there are so many expenses to
be met and the city's funds are at such a
low ebb that a public employment bu
reau is probably an impossibility, but
there is no question about the good
which such an office accomplishes. I un
derstand the Seattle office has made a re
markable record and some day I expect
Portland will maintain one."
The office spoken of at Seattle has
been in existence about six years. It
has grown from a small proposition to a
business that requires five or six as
sistants. At first the cost of furnishing
a Job averaged about 18 cents, but the
work has been so systematized and tha
office so' generously patronized that the
average cost per Job is now not more
than four cents. The department Is un
der the control of the civil service com
mission and is personally conducted by
Secretary Orouti.
' (Journal Special Soric.) ' i
New York, Feb. 3. J. Pierpont Mor
gan today learned of the marriage of
his nephew, George D. Morgan, to a
dainty little Japanese maiden. George
Morgan is a young millionaire and the
son of George Pall Morgan, J. P. Mor
gan's brother. He is a member of the
most exclusive circles of Lenox and
New York. The bride Is Miss Yukl
Kato of Kyoto, Japan, the daughter of a
famous and wealthy family and Is re
nowned throughout the country for he
beauty and accomplishments. - The wed
ding, which was typically American In
all its features, was solemnized In the
home of the' bride's parents in Kyoto in
the presence of the United States consul.
The ceremony was performed by' Rtv.
E. S. Booth. i ;
(Waahlngton Bureau of The Journal.) ,
Washington, Feb. S.Representtftlve
Williamson today was advised that his'
roquest for the establishment of the
Baker City forest reserve has been ap
proved by the commissioner-general of
the land office and the proclamation for
creating the reserve will Include six
townships southwest of tho city for
use In preserving the city water supply.
(Journal Spatial Rrtloev)
Fulton, Feb... J. In the Butler trial
today, John Murrell. a former member
of the St. Louis boodling combine, who
returned from Mexico, turned state's
evidence and was av state witness. Ha
described th, details of the lighting
transaction and the haggling over the
price with Butler, and the final erelpt
and division of $17,500.' MurrelPs share
was 12,600.