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HISS ALIEN HAS
SAY RATIONS ARE
THEvONLY 'WAY-DUFFY'S" IS SOLD)
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MAY REMAIN OPEN
COT HOI TIES
POOR AWD SCARCE
BEWARE OF FRAUDS. ii
City and County Authorities Considering the Pos
sibility of Allowing Pedestrian Travel to
Continue During Construction WorL
' Pandlng an investigation of the terms
' of the contract by himself and an opinion
br the city attorney. County Judge Web
ster will make no order closing the Morrison-street
bridge; to pedestrlaps.
'We wish to know the legal status of
th case clearly before proceeding," said
Judge Webster, "So far as compatible
with the safety of the public and the con
venience -of the contractors we wish to
accommodate the public. If it Is decided
. to leave the bridge open for pedestrians
. we shall doubtless put up signs warning
people of danger and statins that the city
end county refuse to be responsible for
Injuries which may happen to those walk
ing across. At present it is unsettled
whether a suit. If, brought, would be
against the city or the county," It Is also
robabI that in case the footpath on
the bridge is left open policemen will
: be stationed there to look out for the
public as far as possible."
; The storm of protest aroused at the an
nouncement that pedestrian traffic was
to be stopped across the Morrison-street
bridge on Monday and that a special car
would carry passengers from, Frent to
East Water street for Z cents a trip com
'pelled the bridge, committee of the city
council to modify its plan and yesterday
they announced "that people could con
tinue walking on the bridge, but that
they would do so at their own risk. Two
deputy sheriffs and two policemen are
to be on doty there during the day and
will try to. prevent accidents, but if the
luckless pedestrians are hurt they will
have no legal redress.
Sig Slchel wanted to know If it was not
possible to operate 4 free car for the
people's accommodation, but several of
his confreres insisted that the privilege
was sure (o be abused and there was also
some question as to who should pay for
the operation of the car.' In fact, there
were so many questions as to the legality
of several phases of the bridge question
that City Attorney McNary was appealed
to. He will report In a few days.
Mr. Howell argued that It was an Im
position to charge people 2 cents to ride
across the bridge. "and there are many
on the east side and elsewhere who can
not afford to pay it," he insisted.
C. F. 8wlgert of the City & Suburban
insisted that somebody was trying to
make political capita out'of the agita
tion. .We discussed the question thor
oughly," he continued, "and thought that
we had reached the only possible solu
tion to the trouble. The price is not too
much and I do not think the people
should kick at paying it."
The officials of the contracting firm
do not look upon this solution of the
question with very'' much favor. They
anticipate all sorts of trouble from the
mixing up of streetcar, vehicle and pe
destrian traffic. - "There is great danger
of accident," stated Vice-president But
ler, "and we will not be responsible for
any damages. Building operations will
also be delayed and If only all traffic
could be suspended ws could build he
bridge in two-thirds the time It will
V(. .in..,.., . , i. , i i lIMMiu ..i.,., in
Aftermath of the Silverf iejd Fur Robbery Ap
: pears to Be a Scramble for Reward, and
Strange Rumors Are Afloat
f I. Jacobs,' manager Of the- Sllverheld.
fur store, says that he was approached
early this week by an attorney repre
senting himself .as coming from Sheriff
W. A. Storey and asked how much
would be put up for the return of the
13.600 worth of seal skins stolen from
the fur establishment February 12. The
lawyer, who did hot give him name to
Mr. Jacobs, was referred to Detectives
Pay and Weiner in regard to the re
ward. The detectives states that they
werevnot seen by any ambassador of the
it is now claimed that there was a
strong- effort on the part of, the sheriffs
office to "butt in" on the reward, and
there is a rumor afloat to the effect that
two deputies of Storey's called on Man
ager Jacobs early this week and asked
,iiim to arrange to have the prisoners
taken to the county jail and the goods
turned up. Jacobs would not confirm
this rumor and the truth of it could
not be verified today. But Jacobs did
admit that the attorney, whoever he
was. called " upon him, claiming td be
from the sheriff's office, asking as to
the amount to be paid for the return
of the stolen furs and saying that the
seal skins might be returned if Kelley
and Cullen were sent to the count!
Jail.. . ,, .......
Kelley was arrested with Matt Cullen
last Sunday night by Detectives Day
and Weiner and 8ergeant Carpenter.
Cullen had the goods and Kelley main
tained he knew nothing of the rob
bery, lie was released Thursday night
and today is as free as the birds of the
Early this morning G. F. Mclnnes was
held up near his home, 81 Seventh street,
and robbed of $5 cash, a gold watch',
a Jeweled stickpin, a handsome ring and
a revolver. The highwayman is de
scribed as being about six feet tall, well
built in proportion and cool and deter
mined in his work. All this i&ilies with
the description of JCelley. The police
say they do not know the whereabouts
of Kelley, but it is said that a sharp
lookout is being kept for him.
Kelley admitted to Municipal Judge
Ifogue that he had served a term of
three years in Joliet penitentiary, and
the police know him as one of the most
desperate and clever of criminals. The
robbery of the Silverfleld store proves
his ability, for there appears no doubt
that he broke into the home of Andrew
Kan at Sunnyside recently and secured
the impression of his key to the store
next to Silverfleld's . in' order that he
might enter there) and perpetrate the
Notwithstanding that 'District Attor
ney Manning said yesterday that he did
not give his consent to the release of
Kelley, he today gave out the following
statement: ' t
"1 wished to prosecute the man. but
there seemed no evidence , whatever
whereby he could be convicted. Man
ager Jacobs seemed anxious to recover
the goods, and stated that If the goods
were returned ha would be willing
to drop' the case against Kelley. .,
"The man should have been sent on a
commitment to the county Jail, after
he had returned the goods to Silverfleld,
so that I could have filled out a true in
formation against Kelley.1 Then the reo-
oros would have been straight. As it
was, Kelley was turned loose from the
city jail without a record of any com
mitment, or anything to show what had
Become or this man."
l consulted attorneys, and they
seemed to be of the opinion that Kelley
cuuia noi oe convicted," said Manager L
jaeoDs. or silverfleld's. "I wanted the
furs, and was willing that Kelley be let
go, ii ne oe me means or having- them
returned to me. I saw Manning, and he
although at first wanting to prosecute
the case, said that he did not see how
Kelley could be convicted, and if I was
willing to drop the case if the goods
were recovered, he would agree to it."'
u is still asserted that no part of the
rewara ror the return of the furs has as
yet been paid, but Manager Jacobs said
today that in due time the 1300 will be
turned over to Detective Da v. and that
he understood that a portion of it was to
go to the man who told where the furs
It is claimed in nolice clrl that
Kelley knows who robbed the resident
of Slgmund Frank of $4,000 worth of
diamonds recently, for . the return of
which there is a standing reward of
ouo. it is only natural, therefore, say
many omcers, ror me detectives tn
sire to clear iu the Frank rnhhertr
which has been hanging Are for a inn
time. Those seemingly in a position to
know state that Keey knows where the
rranK diamonds are at present, and this
may explain why he is at large today.
SSATTX.B OXKL WHO SEEKS KXS
. TBOWIO CABEEB ABVTES XV
TBISOO DEFENDS H1B X.OVE
POB BEATTXiB CAPITALIST AWD
WIX.Ii EWTEB SCHOOL
(Special Dispatch to The Journal.)
Ban Francisco, Feb. 20. Miss Clio
Allen, a pretty Seattle society girl 19
years old, who created a sensation by
suddenly leaving home because of her
love for Frank Kilbourne, a Seattle
business man, is in this city.. She is
stopping at the Grand hotel. Detectives
scoured the city but failed to locate her,
She forsook her home a week ago,
went to a leading hotel in the town,
where she remained for the night and
then came to this city. The day afftr
ner disappearance a remarkable story
of her youthful and probably foolish
ambitions and love for a married man,
who has since openly confessed that this
love is mutuelj and that he purposes to
financially aid her. Set Seattle society
agog; ana has since been the main topic
oi. discussion there.
Miss Allen is a pretty type of woman.
shapely, fair and strongly imbued with
the thought of future hlstronic success.
It was her ambition to shine before the
footlights that Incurred for her the dis
pleasure of her mother, and it waff the
sympathy extended to her by Frank H.
Kilbourne, a prominent business man in
Seattle, in the midst of her troubles at
home, that were, according to her own
admission, responsible for her sudden
flight from the northern city.
we love each other, and I do not
fear to confess it," said Miss Allen. "I
have always been a good girl and will
strive to be so in the future. The many
malicious lies that have been circulated
about Kilbourne snd myself emenated
from a young fellow in Seattle who
also loves me. I have come to San
Francisco to remain and within a few
days hope to enter a dramatic school
for my preparatory education for the
stage." Today when she learned of the
anxiety Jn Seattle over her whereabouts
she promptly telegraphed her sister and
has received a reply from her.
FRANCE IN STATE
(Journal Special Service.)
Paris, Feb. 20., The wildest rumors
are in circulation today affecting possi
ble world complications as the result of
the Russo-Japan war and are causing
semi-panlc on the Bourse where the
excitement is tremendous. French and
foreign bonds have dronned heavilv.
The evening papers say-4be-refusal of
Russia to grant Exequatur to Edwin
Morgan as the United States consul at
Dalny is exerting serious influences. The
return of the French ambassador from
England is regarded seriously.
Bt. Petersburg. Feb. 20. The accident
was due to a troop train running into an
avalanche. An official messenger today
prints a note in which Japan is charged
n ureirc or me jaw or me nations
In attacking the Russian fleet without
a formal declaration of war. Events
leading up to the trouble are reviewed,
after which the note says: "Although
the breaking off of diplomatic relations
by no means implied an opening of hos
tilities, tne Japanese government com
mitted a series of revolting- attacks on
Russian warships and merchantmen two
days before the emperor of Japan issued
a declaration or war.
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ACCEPT FAIR PLANS
; - The grounds and buildings committee
of the Lewis and Clark exposition com
mission met at 11 o'clock this morning
at its offices in the Stearns building and
considered the plans submitted by the
corporation for the buildings which the
state commission will erect. After
some discussion of the matter the com
mittee concluded that the whole matter
had best be referred to the full commis
sion without recommendation, which
will be done at Its meeting" this after
noon. The members of the committee
expressed the opinion that the plans
would be adopted with little or no
change. The commission intends to call
next Monday for bids for the erectlon of
The ways and means committee of the
state commission met at its offices in
the Stearns building this morning at
10 o clock and decided to recommend in
its report to the commission, that tho
apportionments already made shall
stand, and that any unexpended balance
from any of the exhibits shall be placed
in the hands of the general superin
tendent to be expended In his discretion
The United States transport Buford left
San Francisco for Portland this morning
and is expected to reach this city prob
ably next Monday. She will load lumber
for the Philippines and is ' expected to
take, besides, 600 marines sent here from
eastern recruiting ports.
The only bid received today at noon by
Vnlted States Quartermaster Jesse M.
Baker for the transportation of 1,200 000
feet of lumber to Manila, P. I., w.is from
Taylor, Young & Co. The bid was 234,
3no. and called for the carrying of 3,100,000
feet of lumber, almost 2,000,000 fet more
than the government desired. The ship
ramed was the British turret deik In
verness, of 8,734 gross tonnage. The In
verness sailed from Japan on the 13th
f .February, bound for Vancouver, B. C.
and is due at that port about the' 1st of
March. Her arrival here under fvorable
conditions would be about March jj.
The hid received today will he tele
graphed to the cblcr quartermaster at
Washington at ones. The opinion u that
the government will not accept the bid
as It would mean considerable loss tii
ship the amount of lumber required al
the rate named in the bid.
FLOSS CASE IS
School district No.Ml recently brought
suit against h. Ferdinand Flos to es
tablislv a lease for the site of a school
bouse. Floss was charged with tear
ing down outbuildings, lie denies the
lease waa ever made and declares the
bulldlriKS were placed on lil own prop
crty. On motion of Attorney George W
Joseph tho case was stricken from the
cahfndar indefinitely bv Jnrige Clcland
V. K. Stnwie appeared for Floss and in
advertently his name was published as
nisi oi ins uereiiuanv.
Lsfwtto Offers Explanation for Their
(Journal Special Sei-Tle.)
London, Feb. 20. The Russian era
bassy this afternoon, after the newspa
pers maae a great sensation of the de
parture of the Russian ambassador for
St. Petersburg, announced that no politl
cai significance whatever can be at
tached thereto, but that he had gone to
bid his son farewell before the latter
departed east with his regiment This
was received with doubt on all sides.
The French embassy also this after
noon denies that Cambon's trip to Paris
Is for other purpose than to visit his
home. It is said that not before to
morrow will a full explanation be given
the public, if then.
BTXSSIAW WATT IK BED SEA.
i - (Journal Special Serrlee.)
London, Feb. 20. A dispatch to Paris
from the entrance to the Red sea says
a squadron supposed to be that of Rus
sian Admiral Vlrehius, which had beeu
concentrated at Jibuti), has passed there
bound for Sues.
EXOBVS VBOK OBT ABTBTTB.
(Journal Special Berries.)
Bt. Petersburg. Feb. 20. Advices from
Port Arthur today say all the women
and children and most of the male civil
ians have left that place and practically
only the garrison remain.
TO PRESERVE LIFE
OF SMALL STORES
The chamber of commerce has re
ceived from the Pacific Coast Jobbers'
A Manufacturers' association of San
Francisco a resolution asking the aid of
all western senators and congressmen to
prevent the passage by congress of a
Din increasing the weight of merchan
dise that may be sent by mall.
The resolution recites that the Parcels
post bill, now pending before congress,
is inimical to the retail trade, nartlcu-
larly of the smaller cities, in that this
measure, if it becomes a law, will ex
pose them to unfair competition with
catalogue houses 2.000 or 3,000 miles
away, and would thus tend to centralize
trade in the larger cities, and the asso
ciation is unalterably opposed to the in
crease or the weight of mailable pack
ages of merchandise, and it requests all
similar organizations to unite with It in
Its opposition to this measure.
KABBISOJT MAT ESCAFB.
(Journal Speelal Serrica.)
Chicago, Feb. 80. The bulletin savs the
Iroquois grand Jury will hot hold Mayor
narrison. it Is reported that true bills
have been found against four others, in
cluding Will Davis, manager of the
theatre; Building Commissioner Williams
not adjourned, recommendations ars pos
sible. The indictments mav not be re
turned today. .,
CBAFTT MAID DEPABTS.
(Journal Special fWrlcc.) .'. ,
Washington.' I). C. Feb. 20 - Mrs.
Payne, wife of the postmaster-general,
has reported to the police the thert from
her apartment in the Arlington of 11,600
worth of Jewelry and $180, in cash; also
the coinrldental disappearance of her
jnald. All disappeared Thursday after-
' Forty-one men who were emnloveA nn
deck and in the fire' and engine room of
me - a ren en I'hinnnir tmir
afternoon for' better rations. Twenty
of them came up to Portland this morn
ing to make format complaint to Major
iangnit, A committee of two war nn.
puiuiea w jci as' spokesmen. ' At .10
o'clock they secured an audielice with
tne major, and presented their cas.
just wnat the nature of the interview
w,as is not known. When asked about
me matter. Major Langfltt said;
"A couple of the men who. were am-
ployed on the Chinook called on me this
morning..;' I do not care to make a
statement about the conversation. They
gave me their side or the storv. and
men departed. ;
"The case will be thoroughly invest!.
gated at once. If I find the hav
just complaint steps will be taken ta
'I do not believe there is anvthlna-
wrong with the rations. Ths men are
allowed exactly the same .quantity of
iooa as is served on all the other boats
in the service, as well as that furnished
at Fort Stevens, There has never been
a complaint from any of those quarters.
The cost of food per man will approxi
mate 46 or SO cents a day. and thers
is no possible chance for araftlnr. The
supplies are bought by ths department
irom Dusiness nrms that give us ths
lowest bids. Some times they are-purchased
at Portland ana other times at
Astoria. I do not' see where there Is
the-slightest opportunity for anyone to
hold back supplies from the men for
the purpose of securing; a rakeoff."
Before ths committee conferred with
mm tnis morning the major said:
"It is possible there is something else
aside from the food question that caused
the men to quit. There has been some
friction between the deck and enstna
departments heretofore. That may have
something to do with the dissatisfac
tion of the men now, but I do not know
that it has.
Those who quit have been paid off.
and a new force employed to take their
S. McReynolds. who was a fireman on
tho Chinook, said today: 'The whole
trouble aboard the Chinook was on ac
count of the quality of food served us.
We made complaint a week ago, and It
did no good. There were 21 men In the
mess I was In. The steward laid out
about a half dosen mutton chops. Just
enough for one of the three tables. One
of the boys asked: 'Aren't we going to
get mutton chops, too?' The Stewsrd
said he had no more. The chief engi
neer came in and we told him about it
He asked tMe steward if he had no more
meat. The stewsrd said he had. These
boys are entitled to Just the same fare
we get, the chief engineer said. But i
we didn't get it. The government al
lows each of us $15 a month for rations
but it didn't , look like we a-ot our
They served us with salt salmon
most of the time. It was good' salmon.
but too salt to eat. The rest of the
time we had hash and bread and butter,
They made the coffee with salt water.
"When we came to breakfast yester
day morning there' was ths same old
salt salmon. A fireman named Bar
rctt said: That isn't fit grub for us to
work on.' Captain Dunbar was there
and heard him. If you don't like it you
can get your money," he said. So we all
packed our kits, 41 of us. The captain
sent over to Fort Stevens and Assistant
Engineer Hegardt and 14 or 15 soldiers
under a lieutenant came over in ths
MedaL The soldiers guarded the shin
wnue uegarot paid us off.
"Ws are under civil service rulea
When ws went to be paid the man at ths
desk shoved out a paper to be signed.
I looked at It and found it was a resig
nation from ths civil service list and re
fused to sign. About half the men had
signed It, though, before we found out
what it was. Engineer Hegardt mads
no investigation when hs came to ths
Dost, just paid us off.
Then as we went off shin ws wart
treated as If ws were wnterlng a foreign
port. Every man had to open his bundle
and let tne soldiers search It Ths men
made no disturbance and were very
quiet Then they put us Into the Medal
with the soldiers and landed us awav nn
m yisioria. Aoout 20 or us cams up
from Astoria on ths train last night."
.Mr. McReynolds lives at 1020 Com
mercial street snd wears the Philippine
medal. . Hs served in ths engineer corns
unoer major juangntt m the Insular cam
CHARGES ARE TRUE
"I admit everything of which I am
accused In the suit for damages filed by
Attorney jonn Ditch burn. Moreover, I
shall Justify, as we term it in law, by
proving the truth of the charges I made
against him before the grievance com
mittee or ths Oregon Bar association."
The foregoing statement was made
this morning by Attorney Richard
Nixon, who returned to the city last
night. Attorney Nixon said his answer
to the damage suit would be filed about
ths ' middle of next week. '
SEMIOB' OV Bm.BQaP AOEBTS.
. (Journal Special BerTlcs.)
Ashland, Feb. 20. The annual meet
ing of ths Pacific Coast Association of
Railroad Traffic agents was called to
order today, . Several hundred railroad
men from Oregon, California, Washing
ton, Idaho, Montana and British Colum
bia ars In attendance. They are mak
ing an effort to secure ths meeting of
the American Association of Traffic
agents for Portland next year., They
are, also discussing rates to ths. Lewis
and Clark, and Louisiana Purchase ex
positions, and tourist and colonist rates
to ths Pacific coast district for ths com
(Journal Special Berries.)
i Welser, Idaho, Feb. 20. A messsas
was received In this city yesterday even
ing from Meadows stating that a wood
shed at the school house had collapsed
and Inspector. Laughlln. As ths Jury hasi-"'1 numbr of children were injured.
a h . i a." Intake whiaws aitaAJI 411 - - -
A later report stated that five boys were
seriously hurt. One boy had an eye put
out, another had a spiks driven Into his
knee and his back injured, and the others
were hurt less seriously. Ths heavy
snow ,1s abou,t four feet deep at the
Meadows and caused the -.collapse. -
OBBOOZf MAW A OOBBTTXh
. (Journal Special Service.)
Wsshlngton, Feb. 20. The president
has sent the nomination to the senate
of Fred D. Fisher of Oregon to be ths
consul at Tamsui, Formosa,
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Special Dispatch to The JourcaL)
Pendleton. Or.. . Feb. 20.--The dele
gates of ths state Christian Endeavor
convention are in session here. Thoy
will on Monday morning take final ac
tlon on the appointment of a field sec
retary to work in Oregon. California and
Washington. The opinion of the ma
jority of the delegates is that such an
office should t be created.. A committee
consisting of Rev. D. Leppery, Miss
Alice christian. Miss Hutchinson, Rev,
J. K.i McGlllery and Mr. Mansfield has
been appointed to report. The state
omcers or Washington and Californl
will be consulted in the matter. , When
this morning's session opened the church
was crowded, and the principal feature
was the hearing of reports or the state
and county officers. President- Rock
wood of Portland gave a glowing ac
count of the growth of the societies of
this state. He said the senior societies
had a membership of nearly J, 000, and
the lists were rapidly growing. He said
it was the great activity of the young
workers that secured the banner for
Oregon in competition against all other
states or the Union.
Mrs. T. E. Oault of Oregon City SDoks
on the work of the Junior leagues, and
saia tners were 75 societies in the state,
wmcn' was a remarxaDie growth over
last year. She will give an address on
this work tomorrow afternoon. Rev.
Frank H. Maxwell of Oregon City re
ported on "Temperance and CitlsenshlD.'
He said petitions for local ontlon filed
at the state department contained nearly
iz.vuv names, ana a vots would nec
essarily have to be taken on the ques
tion throughout the state at the next
Rev. D. A. Thompson of Portland de
iiverea an aaaress tnis afternoon on
personal work. This evening a royal
reception will be given to delegates and
speakers by the church people of Pen
dleton. The feature of tomorrow's ses
sion will be a large mass-meeting held
at the opera-house ' In the evening,' at
wnicn resident Penrose of Whitman
college will deliver a sermon on "Re
newal of Life." .
RELIEF FOR SHERMAN
(Waahlngton Bureau of The Journal.)
Washington, Feb. 20. The William-
Son bill for the relief of Sherman county
settlers passed the house, which author
ises the secretary of the interior to make
an investigation and report ths amounts
or ins -claims due different people who
were ousted from lands in-Sherman
county by ths Eastern Oregon Land
Company -and report specifically on tha
claims at ths next congress.
. mBV P2UYESY XOTTZ8.
(Waahlngton Bureau -f Tha Jimr.ial.)
Wsshlngton, D, C, Feb, 20. Rural
free delivery routes ordered estsbllshed
April 1 for Beaverton", Washington
county,, with two carriers, and Orient.
Muunoman county, with one carrier.
TO BE OBSERVED
The anniversary of ths birth ofl
ueorge Washington will bs celebrated by
the local branch of the Order of the
Sons of the American Revolution. Ad
dresses will be delivered and previous
to the banquet the annual business meet
ing and election of officers of the order
will be held. Mayor Williams, president
of the society, will preside.
D. Soils Cohen will speak on "The Day
we celebrate," and Arthur P. Tifft on
"The Dutchman in the Revolution.". H.
H. Northrup will also speak. The offi
cers of the local society are Judge Wil
liams, president; Robert T. Piatt, sec
retary, and- Wfllard H. Chapiii, regis
trar. Portland's public schools and the pub
lic library will be closed during the day.
A number of the schools observed the
occasion with exercises Friday, and ths
others will hold brief entertainments
Tuesday afternoon. The children's de
partment at the library will observe
the 'occasion Tuesday afternoon. The
reading room of the library will be open
Monday afternoon from 2 o'clock until
It is not known whether the postofflcs
will be closed, as no Instructions have
yet been received from Washington.
"For years the people of Spokane have
sat around and considered that their
mining interests and ths grain were their
main standbys. It was left for ths peo
ple of Michigan, after their pine .had
given out, to come to Washington and
Idaho to find new fields." F. Lewis
Clark of 8pokane, a well known mining
man and capitalist, who is In Portland
today, declares that ,the timber Indus
try at the Falls City : Is destined to
rival even that of wheat, and he - says
the laugh Is on Spokane in allowing out
siders to find this out,
"A big lumber mill Is being built at
Spokane that Is merely the removal of
a large plant from Michigan." he said.
"During the past yesr an electrte line
21 miles in .length connecting Spokane
snd Coeur d'Alene City has been con
structed, merely for the purposs - of
transporting lumber, hut ths passenger
traffic Alone is proving , a. paying In
Mr. Clark says that this year work
on an electric line 100 miles in length
reaching south from Spokane to the
Snake river is to be constructed, and
work has already commenced.'
Steam Engineers Attention!...
There will be a meeting of the Steam
Engineers' Political club, Monday, Feb
ruary 22, 1904, at Engineers' hall, 491s
First street, t 8 p. m. All engineers In
the city, regardless of affiliation, are re
quested to be present. . -
By order Chairman' of Committee. ,
MORE ARC LIGHTS
Ths executive board yesterday opsned
bids on the proposed Thurman street
steel bridge and the stone block paving
for Hood and Water streeta The bridge
Is estimated by City Engineer Elliott to
cost 232,(00 and the street improve
ments about 240,000. Both sets of bid
were referred to Mr. Elllett for com
parison and were found to be as fol
' Thurman-street bridgs: 1 '
Hesly, Tlbbltts ft Co., San Francisco,
Northwest Light Company, Portland,
plan A, 224.990; plan B, 228,160; 2800 off
for wooden railing.
Puget Sound Bridge ft Dredging Com
pany. Seattle, plan A, 228,900; plan B,
J. B. Tollltson, Portland, plan X, ftt,
450; plan 2, 223,026.
J. W. Sweeney, Portland, 280,100.
J. H. Orlffls, Portland, 228,966. tNo
certified check, as required.
Robert Wakefield, Portland, 220,597.'
Pacific Construction company, San
Francisco and Portland, 228,299. This
included 400 cubio yards of cement, in
stead. of 200, as specified.
J. B. C. Lock wood, Portland, plan, A, ,
228,384; plan B, 226,884. 1
Irwin-Hodson company, Portland, 238,
Burrell Construction eompany, Oak
land' Cel., 327,470.
Hood and Water streets bids:
Smyth Howard, 338,577.28; J.-'W.
Sweeney, 338,479.01; Glebisch A Joclln.
339,618.73. ' ,
Additional are lights ars to be 'in.
stalled at the following points ss soon as
possible: Ford and .Madison, Ford and
Jefferson, Nineteenth and Main, Seven
teenth and Yamhill, Sixteenth snd Tay
lor, Lonsdale snd Morrison. Fourteenth
and Taylor, Thirteenth and Salmon.
Eleventh and Jefferson. Tenth and Min
Tenth and Taylor, Park and Taylor,
Eleventh and Morrison. Fourteenth and
Morrison, Eleventh and Salmon, Six
teenth and Main, Thirteenth and Jack
son, Nineteenth and Loveiov. Twentieth
and Flanders, Twenty-first and Lovejoy,
Trtuiiy-BTCuna " uverton, Twenty
third and Irving. Twentv-foiirth
Overton, East Sixteenth and Holly.
FALL FROM WAGON
FATALLY HURTS BOY
V ". (Journal Special Service.) - '
, Pendleton. Or., Feb. 20. Frank Fried
ley, a 4-year-qld son of Alfred Frledley,
a farmer of Despaln gulch; was probablv
fatally Injured this morning. He feil
from a wsgon and a wheel passed over
the side of his head, crushing his skull.
The patient is at the hospital here, with
little hopes of his recovery.
, XfZW rOSTHABTEXS.
, (Waahlngton Ruroeti of Thr- Journal.! '
Washington, Feb, 20, Ths following
postmasters have Ween sppolnterO
Mcacham, Thomas B. Wells; Ritterv 8:
. jrressing, .