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"THE OREGON DAILY JOURNAL', PORTLAND, MONDAY EVENING, MARCH 21, 1901
Structure Removed to Prevent Further Damages
to Buildings Over Ravine Foul Sewer .
Waters r May Cause Disease,
To prevent further damage by the
muddy torrent which continues its
; as a result of the blockade of the Tanner-creek,
sewer, city workmen today
tore away the long: Chapman-street
. bridge,' which spans the ravine between
Morrison-ana Washington streets. , The
bridge leaned heavily toward the east
yesterday and this morning threatened
Immediately to the east of. the bridge
at the Intersection of Morrison and
Nineteenth streets . Is a large frame
.structure, used as a. boarding-house by
ours, vance. It Is a double house and is
adjoined on the east by a similar build
ing, which is conducted as a millinery
and dressmaking establishment by Mrs.
K. MacKibbon. The buildings are on a
level with Morrison street, but erected
high above the ground. In the rear at
a depth of 60 feet yawns an unsightly
chasm, where the. angry flood swirls in
yellow torrents,, constantly undermining
the foundations of the buildings . above.
The bridge began to lean toward the
houses this morning, and a gang 'tt
workmen was immediately set to Wotk
to tear away the structure before a ck-:
tastrophe resulted. Occupants of the
houses beat a hasty retreat before the
.furnishings of the dwellings were .left,
, however, in the hope that the buildings
would be saved, i Shortly before noon
the workmen had completed the task of
tearing away the bridge to such an ex
tent as to Justify the belief on the part
of thecity engineer's department that
the destruction of the houses had been
Fences Acs Destroyed.
At Multnomah field the flood received
unlimited aid at the hands of the storm
In playing havoc with the club's prop
erty. The undermining of the embank
ments which rise from the field, to
gether with the wind which swept
across the city Saturday, destroyed S00
feet of the 12-foot fence on the west
side of the field. One hundred feet of
the 30-foot fence on the east' Is thitat
ened and may fall at any time.
Up to this time there has been no
damage sustained by ; the Exposition
building In spite of alarming rumors to
the contrary. The building is set on ce
ment piers sunk to a considerable depth
and has been practically uninjured by
the. flood. None of the occupantsof the
building has felt the least alartn.
"The building has not sunk at all,
nor has It been - damaged in the least,"
said E. J Misner, one of the proprie
tors of the Fashion stables, which oc
cupy a portion of the building. VWe
have moved none of our horses nor' rigs
and the other people In the bulhSlng
have not been alarmed. We do not, an
ticipate any damage because of the deep
foundations and the elevation of it the
floor above the water." . s K
Waters Breed Disease, j ,
:' Already an exodus has begun from
the immediate vicinity of the damaged
sewer by people who fear the effects of
the foul-smelling water.
"I , don't think the building I occupy
will collapse as did a number of others,"
said Alex. Routledge, proprietor of the
Portland Oyster house, 142 Nineteenth
Street, "but that would probably be bet
ter than the. results of this foul water
being backed up here for so , long, a
time. I don't know whether it will
cause the spreading of disease through
out the neighborhood or not, but sewer
water usually cbntalna a lot of noisome
impurities, and X won't take any chances
of a contagion. A number of other peo
ple besides myself have decided upon1
the same course and we will all move."
Workmen were engaged today In en
deavoring to recover the' cars from tfie
wreck of the Multnomah carbarn, which
went down Friday night' The cars are
not very badly damaged, . and It Is be
lieved that they will again be ready for
service at a cost of tl,o6o.
The flood rises and falls irregularly,
leaving those-in charge of the work ou
the sewer In a constant state of uncer
tainty. It still cover Multnomah field,
and adjacent territory to the depth of
six or seven feet '
FIVE HORSES PUT
OUT OF THEIR MISERY
Humane Officer Reslng has been called
upon to shoot five fine horses within the
past three days. Yesterday he slaugh
tered a handsome'anlmal, the property of
Julius Mayer, of the firm of Flecken
stein. Mayer & Co., valued at .1260. It
became entangled in wires said to be
long to the Paciflo States Telephone and
Telegraph company, on First street, and
broke a front leg. -To end Its misery it
Yesterday a 1,400-pound horse, ' be
longing to a teamster at the corner of
(Eas.t SUth .and Grantstreets. was.. let
out 'to water in' the yard. Becoming
playful, the animal started to run. it
leaped over the fence onto a cement
sidewalk, breaking a front leg. It had
to be shot- - "
Saturday a sick horse belonging to the
Fireside Wood company, had'to be shot
and a horse belonging to a man at SOI
Twenty-first street north had to , be
killed, being afflicted with blood poison
ing. Friday a horse belonging to a man
living at 446 Gllsan street, had to be
shot because it stepped on a nail last
week, .and.blood !jlaonlng,.set. In. It
was valued at $230. .s V
McBridq's AntI - Railroad
Bunch Shaken Up by
' ' (Special Dispatch to The Journal.)
Beattle, .March 21. Governor Mo
Bride's bunch received a severe shaking
up Saturday when the Republican county
committee voted to hold only one con
vention this year. S. H. Piles and John
L. Wilson, rival senatorial candidates,
but ' working together for two conventions,-
were Jarred by the same blow
which was delivered by the railroad
forces, under the leadership of State
Senator J. J. Smith. The action, of tne
committee Saturday was the concluding
chapter in-a long and very vicious fight
which has been waging in this county
for weeks. The first chapter closed when
the state central committee, In a meet
ing here some weeks ago, started , the
strenuous governor on the toboggan slide
by declaring for one convention. Instead
of two. .. i
Since the action of the county com
mittee Saturday, which was a distinct
victory for Smith, the latter' s guber
natorial stock has soared skyward. The
most remarkable feature, of the matter,
however, ' is thai humiliation of Sam
Piles, who until he entered the senatorial
contest was a veritable idol In the minds
of King county Republicans. - By a
series of unfortunate moves Piles has
so handicapped IMmself that he may al
most be termed out of the running, un
less he showsftrecuperatlvo powers pos
sessed by the thoroughbreds which are
raised in his native state of Kentucky,
Wles Stakes IClstakM. '-'rH
Mr. Piles' first mistake was to an
nounce his candidacy, after consulting
with a number of business men, promi
nent among whom was the Democratic
proprietor of The-Times, and at the
same time overlooking the seven Repub
lican hold-over - senators from this
county. Then he tied up too 'strongly
with R. H. Ballinger, the ' mayoralty
candidate, who was so viciously knifed
at the recent election, as The Journal
has told. Finally Mr. Piles made the
worst blunder of all when he formed an
alliance with John I Wilson's friends
and went down to the meeting of the
county committee Saturday to plead for
two conventions. He lost this fight and
his followers are distinctly disheartened.
The members of the county committee
have been - hunted and badgered from
one end of the county for weeks by
the friends of Senator Smith on one side
and the adherents of Piles and Wilson
on the other. When Senator Smith,
backed by a number of hold-over sena
tors and prominent politicians, became
a candidate for governor, Plies and Wil
son at once trained their batteries on
him and caused the Idea to be spread
broadcast that 'If King county's dele
gation to the state convention asked for
the governorship, It would materially
lessen her chances of securing the sen
atorship, to which she has laid claim for
so many yeara. This argument ought
to be effective with the people, but Sen
ator Smith's popularity and the strong
repugnance of the Republican voters to-!
wards anything smacking of a deal be
tween Piles and Wilson won the day for
the gubernatorial candidate. Piles and
Wilson have no other Interest in com
mon, having long been bitter political
enemies. It was Piles as much as any
man in the state who caused the down
fail of J. jU Wilson In 1899, Eaoh
is Jealous . of , the other's ascen
dancy. Wilson- Is distinctly unpopular
In this county, and when Piles was found
in his company he lost prestige at once.
The Gubernatorial Question.
Not mentioning the loss of dignity In
volved in the appearance of a senatorial
candidate in a petty committee squabble,
Mr. - Piles has been unfortunate In all
his late movements, making enemies
especially in the selection of his political
advisers and -the loss of nearly every
cause he has espoused. . As a matter
of fact, ' the Indorsement of Senator
Smith for governor will not diminish
Mr. Piles' chances, providing he goes
straight into the fight -to win the leg
islative delegation for himself.. On the
other hand,' however, Senator Smith, by
controlling the delegation from ' the
south commissioner district, -comprising
nearly a third of the convention, will Je
in a position to make combinations with
candidates for sheriff, ' auditor, etc., wb.
have "goods to deliver" in the conven
tion. His ascendancy means the total
eclipse of the McBrlde-Preston Influence,
in this county and ought to silence the'
talk made by the governor's press-agents
that he. has some chance of carrying
King county for his commission hobby.
SUm and Wilson Slay Join.
Well Informed ' Republicans are ex
pecting that Piles and Wilson will, now
combine aad. make a bitter fight against
Senator Smith. They will be re-inforced
by the McBrlde-Preston . anti-railroad
wing of the party and, under the cir
cumstances, much bitter factional feel
ing Is sure to be engendered. - Many of
Plies' friends believe that his only hope
is to cut loose from both Mcfirlde and
Wilson and make his own fight avoid
ing anything savoring of hostility to
the railroads. There is little anti-rail-road
sentiment In King county. The
McBrlde element here that Is fighting
the railroads can be likened only to the
Populist element of a . few years ago.
They win no battles, they have no legit
imate complaint to make, and they are
generally "disgruntled." ' ,
Wilson has no popular following In
the county, and the same may be said of
the governor, whose overweening am
bitions and whose eccentricities, to use
a mild term, are well understood.
Mr. Wilson's fast-ebbing Influence can'
be understood when it is known that
after his friends had personally plead
with members of the committee to vote
for two, conventions, thus eliminating
Senator Smith's candidacy from present
consideration, they failed to land a man
who - had been Wilson followers for
years. - This -is- notably true In the case
of Committeeman Ooddard of the Ninth
ward, for- years one of the ex-senator's
most trusted followers, but who refused
to vote at Saturday's meeting, although
by so doing he would have defeated
SOIJUIXrKES OASOXJCTB XJLTJJTCX.
Deputy Collector Barnes returned last
evening from Independence, Or., where
ho took government measurements of a
gasoline launch owned by Capt George
Skinner of that place. . Her dimensions
are as follows: Length, 6S.S feet; width,
9 feet; depth of hold,. 3 feet, and carry
ing capacity, II tons. 5 She will be op
erated between Salem and Independence,
carrying both freight and 'passengers.
Croup Instantly relieved. Dr. Thomas
Eclectrto- Oil. ' Perfectly safe. Never
fails. At any drug store.
New York's Great Philan
thropist an(l Ex-Mayor
. -. (Journal Special Berries.)
New York, March 21. William R.
Grace, multi-millionaire, - philanthropist
and Democratlo politician died at his
residence In this city at noon today; af
ter a brief Illness.
With ' the passing of Mr. Grace goes
one of the most famous of New York's
men. One of his last acts which at
tracted attention was the settlement of
the Peruvian debt of $40,000,000.
He was twice mayor of New York on
the Democratlo ticket, in 1881 and; again
In 188. ..V. ":W v. :::.
As a philanthropist his efforts were
always of the practical turn. In 1897
he founded the Institute which bears
his name rind which was for the pur
pose of affording women and girls a
practical education . In stenography,
dressmaking, millinery, and domeatlo
science. The institution Is credited with
rendering's, small army of women self
supporting. --' ;r:'r,-.: . .:.'
Mr, Grace was always prominent in
Irish affairs, being a native of Ireland
where he was born In 1832. He came to
America when but 14 years of age, as
a stowaway... He organised - the .New
York and Paciflo Steamship Co., and at
the time of his death was a director In
many steamship lines, banks and com
GEORGE MOHLER :
George Mohler, father of A. I
Mohler, president of the O. R.
& N. Co., .died at his home, 789
' Lovejoy street yesterday morning
4 at 9:36. Mr. Mohler had long
4 - suffered with heart disease, and
succumbed to an attack of this
malady. Mr. Mohler was 78
4 years of age at the time of his
death, and had resided In this
4 city for nearly two years, com-
lng here from St Paul, Minn.'
Mr. Mohler leaves two children,
President A. I Mohler and G. J.
Mohler, general agent of the O. .
R. & N. Co., at Spokane. . The
tuneral will be held at the resl-
e dence on Lovejoy. street tomor-
row afternoon at I o'clock.. It'
will be private. -
r HEADACHES TBOIC COLDS.
Lintlm Bromo Qoinlne removes the einie.
TO get tii genabM call tor the full nam
and look for the signature of B. W. Giore.
25 eenta.- .
LURKS DEATH AND
DANGER IN THE FO
Britain's Coast Claims Many Wrecks Liner
merian Crashes Into , Steamer Glangrant
Lady Cairns Sinks With Her .Crew
(Journal Special Service.) v ;
Holyhead, March 21. The American
liner Merian, enveloped in a fog In night
time darkness, this morning crashed into
the British steamer Glangrant Both
vessels drew away with -reversed en
gines . for an examination of , Injuries,
but remained within hailing distance.
The liner was found to be but slightly
damaged, but her victim failed to es
cape as easily. Officers of the Glan
grant reported serious damage below the
water line, but with water compartments
holding sufficiently .to enable her to
reach the docks. r); -.::.. . ,:!-?:.
This afternoon the Merian arrived at
Liverpool and safely landed her passen
gers.' . .
JTew Tork Has Two Aooidsnts.
Southampton, England, March 21.
The big American, liner New York.
badly damaged below the water line by
grounding .oft Cherbourg early this
morning and with a portion of her cargo
forward afloat, went Into the drydock'
here at noon today. The extent of her
damages will not be known until a thor
ough examination has been made, but it
is now believed she will be out of serv
ice for some time. , , j
The grounding was but one of two ac
cidents the steamer sustained. Shortly .
after she took the bottom in the dense
fog prevailing at the time, she collided
with the British troopship Assays, dam
aging the latter to an unknown extent?
but not sinking her.
Five hundred troops aboard the Assays
elicited the admiration of those aboard
the New York by an admirable display
Dublin, March 21. In a collision be-
tween the German bark Mona and the '
English bark Lady Cairns,, off Dublin
bay yesterday, the latter was sunk, car
rying to death her crew of 23 men. The
Mona, badly damaged,-reached harbor.
HINDU CHILD WIFE
TELLS HER STORY
OZ7TEB SAUGKTEX, - OT
BBJOraS TEAB.S TO EYES 07 WO
XV AS SHE EXCITES COHDZTZOHS
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Mrs. Charlton Eaholm, purity evange
list and Mrs. C P. Wallace, national or
ganizer of the Indo-American woman's
Restoration league; addressed an audi
ence of 600 men yesterday afternoon at
the Y. M. C A. auditorium.
Accompanying these speakers, and
taking part in the service was the Hindu
woman, Sukhoda Banarjee, who told the
pitiful story of her life. Her knowl
edge of English Is limited, and she told
her tale In the ' simplest manner. It
seems Incredible that this slight .little
woman, who Is not yet 80 years of age,
can be a grandmother. Such Is the
truth, however, as stated by herself.
Mrs. Eaholm made a stirring appeal
to the men, warning them that as long
as "ladles' entrances" were allowed In
the saloons. Just so long would the ter
rible traffic In girls go on In their own
city, which Is Just as horrible to con
template as the wrongs and Indignities
borne by the unfortunate women in
India even more so, she said, for there
it Is the result of years ' of supersti
tious custom. Instituted by a pagan peo
ple, while In free America, It Is duo to
indifference or unwillingness - on the
part of the voters to Institute a reform.
A Touobi&r XedtaJL " '
' Sukhoda BanarJee'S simple recital of
her sufferings was so potent that at
the close of the meeting nearly all pres
ent crowded forward to sign the peti
tion presented by the - league, which,
reads;- ; '-:; " i :-;v r , : ..
"We, the undersigned, heartily Join In
the ;! petition of the Indo-American
Woman's Restoration league, to the
king and parliament of England, ' that
they protect -by special law, the little
girls of India under the age of 16, from
the horrors of child-marriage."
One prominent member of the Y. M.
C A. not only signed the petition, but
asked' if he might not become an honor-
ary member of the league, which ho did,
and paid his membership fee on the
SpOt; : 1 :H.f.f.v.v. y,.'.
Speak to Church Audience.
Mrs. Eatholm, Mrs. ' Wallace and
Sukhoda Banarjee' spoke again last even
ing In the First Congregational church
to a large audience. Many women pres
ent were In tears when Sukhoda Banar
jee finished her story, and Mrs. Eaholm
spoke most forcibly on the subject of
civil purity and made an especial ap
peal to mothers and fathers to make
home so attractive for their daughters
that no evils could draw them away.
Mrs. Eaholm will Institute a crusade
here against the saloons in general and
"side entrances" In particular, and
hopes to have the co-operation of all
friends of the movement
Mrs. Eaholm, Mrs. Wallace and Suk-'
hoda Banarjee spoke at a. meeting for
women only, held this afternoon at the
Y. M. C. A. at 2 p. m., on the subject
"The Condition of Child Life In India."
A meeting for women will be held to
morrow afternoon at the same time and
CHARGES IS MA8TEXS.
Capt John W. Brown has succeeded
Capt George McNally as master of the
river steamer Fannie, the change being
made yesterday. ," Captain McNally has
assumed command 'of the steamer Cas
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