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t THE OREGON DAILY JOURNAIJ. PORTLAND, SATPRPAYV EVENING. JULY 90. 1904.
Congressmen Seeking Solution t)f Shipping Prob
: km Spend Day Viewing the; SightsWhat
They riaye Done on Their National Toun r
. Th members of th marine mml
" sion arrived la Portland last night from
"I Taeoma, wher they fceld - their lat
; hearing. They were met at the union
'-' atatloa by a committee from the chara
"" ber of commerce and escorted to the
Portland hotel. The party la compoaed
of Senator J. H. Galllnger. chairman of
-- - the comrateeinn; Congressman and Mra
i E. a Minor of Milwaukee, Congressman
- and Mr. Thomas Splght and "their
V daughters of Mississippi. Congressman
- and Mra. WV E. Humphrey of Washings
." ton, Wlnthrop L. Marvin, secretary of
the commission, and Thomas F. SJiuey,
. the cemmlaalon'a stenographer,'
f ' . . fnls morning several member of the
jarty took a trip about the city In street,
cars. Congressmen Minor and Splght,
i, being wearied by travel and having some I
... private correspondence to aticna 10, aia
,'not accompany, the .party, which was
compoaed of Senator Galllnger, Con
'": gressman and, Mrs. Humphrey, t Mr.
'Thomas Splght and her daughters, and
- Mrs. P. J. Mann, representing the Port-
' land' Women's club. The women - went
independently, under , the guidance wf
Mr. Mann, who took there over the line
- of the Portland railway sad around the
new loop on Portland heights. They
were delighted with what they say and
f pronounced Portland the moat beautiful
ly located city they had visited.
, ' The men of the party went In an ob
' servatlon car of the City A Suburban
railway and visited Mt Tabor, Irving
; 'ton and south Portland, Tha sky was
clear and fine views of the mountains
' were secured.. Frequent axciwmatlnna of
admiration from members of the party
' were In evidence of their favorable opln-
r--,4oft-of Portland a- residence c)ty-Th
conductor of the observation car proved
a. valuable ally of the tourists. ,
-' Returning to the Portland hotel the
' . party took luncheon, and at S o'clock
", thla afternoon they boarded' the U. 8.
lighthouse tender Heather end took a'
' very Interesting trip on the Willamette
' as far as the Columbia river, securing a
good Idea of Portland's waterfront and
harbor. Portland women whe accom-
panted them On the afternoon trip were!
.' Mra. K. Pr Fraser, Mrs. Win Johnson,
' ' Mrs. Palton, Mrs. Dr. Norri Cox, Mrs.
, Rosa Hoyt, Mrs. H. M. Carlock and Mra.
;. IP. J. Mann. This evening's reception at
' the Commercial olub parlors will be for
'; the men, and the women will be the
guests of the management at the Baker
theatre. Tomorrow there will be street
, car rides, but no setprogram. and most
of the day will be given over to rest. ...
.... jj0n(jay morning at 10:10 o'clock " at'
) the Commercial club rooms the -com-.
mission will open Us hearing for Port
land American shipping Interests, mar
chants, and American , seamen. Bena-
tur Galllnger says; v - .
"Wa- And that it costs, acoorfllng .to
the testimony of shipbuilders, from SO
to CO per cent more to build ships in
America than In foreign porta. It costs
more to operate American ships with
American seamen under American reg
ulations than it does to operate for
eign ships. The result is that American
Shipping is on the decline. We find a
strong sentiment is opposed to any di
rect subsidy to American bottoms, but
nearly everybody admits that there Is
great need of some measure that will
enable Americans to revive . American
shipbuilding. . ... .'"
"Among tha plans suggested Is that
of postal subvention. We are now pay
lng million a year to ships that carry
the mails, under the act of I85. which
wss a compromise , measure, granting
bnly fhree-auarter of the amount for
mall service that had been contemplated
In the original bllL Had the full amount
been granted It . would have gone far
toward restoring the desired conditions.
Were more money available for mall
carrying, more encouragement could be
given to American lines and new onea
could be eatabllshed. James J. Hill
favor a bounty on American exports.
such as grain, lumbar and meat, but
that Is expressly forbidden by the con
stitution.. We have received much val
uable information on this trip, and from
it we hope to form the basis of a meas
ure that wtlr lead to revival of Ameri
can ahlpplng over the seas. ,
"The commission, which was appointed
for this purpose, started Its inquiry at
New York CltyrMay II, devoting three
days to that port. Then we went to
Philadelphia, three days, Baltimore one
day, Boston' two days, and then took a
recess, resuming the inquiry at Detroit
after the Chicago convention, where we
spent one day. then went to Cleveland
for two days. ' At Cleveland we held
one of the most important sessions, for
the reason that thla Is a ssnter of Amer
lean manufacturing for export trade.
Manufacturers testified that they were
lean ships, as the facilities offered byj
foreign ships are inadequate, especially
for the South American and oriental
trade. They say the mlddlewest ha as
large an Interest in the question as
have the seaports. , . -i '.,
"After a recess we resumed the in
quiry at Milwaukee, and then came
weet to Seattle. .Here we held a two
days' session, and then spent two days
at Teoomav From Portland we go to
Ban Francisco, a very important point
on account of the' number of American
steamship and sailing lines operating
in the foreign trade. Several days will
be devoted to" the' hearing there, and
then we go to gulf port and back; to
the Atlantic coast."
CHIEF HUNT NOW
. READY FOR RAIDS
'Chief of Police Hunt today declared
-that-If -his patrolman find any .open
1 gambling ; game In Portland - he will
raid the games. He declared he had in-
'. structed the police to Investigate and if
they found any game running, to make
' arrests. . , , . V
'.' Late yesterday afternoon Chief Hunt
- declared that all of the Chinese fan-tan
games were running full blast, with out
pouts stationed to signal in case of the
'Officers, but today he said he was not
positive as to the status of the case.'
"I have ordered that all gambler be
arrested, should any of the patrolmen
find actual violation of the law." aald
Chief Hunt. "And you can depend upon
it that if the men find any gambling
going on, anreats will be wajU.". , .,
j-. "Have you decided to raid -the-gnmee,
should you find anyT" waaaaked of the
Chief. , - . .
"Well, Tom - Word seems to be doing
a good deal of that sort of thing now,
-and I hardly care to say Just what I
Shall do, but I have ordered arrests
where gambling is found, if it Is found."
"How extensive ts your order, as to
future gambling, should It develop that
the. games should open?" was asked.
"I simply ssy that my men have or-
, ders to arrest gamblers, should ' they
find games running," was the only gn
awer from the chief.
At the time Sheriff Word closed the
town aa far as gambling 1 ooncerned.
It wa predicted that tha mayor would
not permit It to resume.. Tha statement
oi enter Hunt today seems to bear but
the accuracy of the prediction.
. The poolrooms of the city will not be
allowed to open, even ahould they so
desire, according to Deputy City At
torney ntsgeraid. He stated today
that he had looked over the city ordi
nance against the poolrooms and finds
that . he can prevent their operation.
Mayor Williams closed the poolrooms.
While the proprietors of the gambling
nouses wnicn were recently closed by
Sheriff Word looked on the chargea pre
ferred In the municipal court aa a mat
ter of little Importance and forfeited
their ball rather than appear, they take
a different view of the proceedings in
the-circuit court Demurrer to three
complaints were filed in the circuit
court this morning by Attorneys Spen
cer dc Davis. ; -,-,...
The demurrers are to the Informations
Charging Peter Grant Nate Solomon and
Harvey Dale, or the Portland club, Eu
gene Blaster and August Erickson with
conducting games of vlntuna. or "Jl."
on July II. ; These were the first three
informations filed on complaint of At.
torney Dan R. Murphy, representing
james aicueviit. . i... .... . , .
It is alleged in the demurrer that the
Informations do not contain facts suf
ficient to constitute a crime. When the
trials are held the Portland Club will
also te represented by Attorney Ed Men
; WITTE WILL NOT BE
j FLEHVE'S SUCCESSOR
(Journal Special Scrrlee.) -Vienna,
July 10. M. Wltte. president
ot the council of ministers, today denied
that he should succeed Minister Plebve,
claiming that his mlnistertnl career was
closed and that he had no desire to again
take up the great responsibilities and
burdens of state. This was In answer
to dispatches from St Petersburg which
stated that the. czar would probably ten
der him the portfolio made vacant by
Plehve'a death and thst with it would go
the title of chancellor.
: Dispatches from St Petersburg today
state that mourning throughout the cap
ital continues for the assassination.
Requiem services were held last night
and prayers will continue, until the 'day
of the funeral, which la Sunday.
' , rXTS HTXTOZsTTS AataEgTID.
"' ' iJooroal Special HcttIo.-)
, Rome, July 30.-A small anti-Russia
' dnmonstmtton was mnde In Rome today
, by a body of students, five of whom
. were arrested.
' ; ' COMMITTED TO ASTX.TTM.
, , (gpUt mspetch to The JoanuLt
Sherman, Wash.. July SO. A son of
' Henry Averts, residing near here; has
been adjudged Insane and wa yester
day" sent to the Medical Lake 'asylum.
lie Is a young ma and his Insanity Is
thought, to l ue to te fact that he
has been a sufferer' from epileptic (Its
"during his entire life. ( ' .
: roo delats tATjrcHnra. v
(Jiwrtiat Spwtnl rle.)
Mania Barbara. Cal- The launching of
the new battleship Ohio, which was to
have taken place today, was postponed
until next Monday en account of the
heavy fog. ' .
SHOT 25 TIMES; . -
ROBBED OF $3,000
tJoamal Special Berripa.) V
, Altoona, Pa, July SO. P. F. Campbell,
Jhe superintendent of the Puritan Coal
Mining company at Puritan, and Charles
Hayes, his stable bosa companion, were
held up on the public road one mile from
Portage at 10 o'clock thla morning, shot
In ti places, and robbed of IS, 000, The
money was Intended'to pay their miners.
There were three highwaymen, all of
whom escaped. Campbell la fatally
wounded and the stable boss baejly hurt
One report statea that there was $8,000
In the stolen satchel. " T "
JOHNSON WILL NOT
(Special Ptepaleh tc The fcnrnal.)
.- Pendleton, July 30. Ous Johnson, who
was declared responsible by the cor
oner's jury for the death at Lehman
Spring Wedneeday, night of Arthur
Halney. through careleasness In handling
a pistol, will not be prosecuted. .
Coroner T, M. Henderson says that th
element of carelessness Is not such aa to
constitute a criminal charge.
. i-YSA-ou onu p&orxa.
4 '- V .' vwMHMM
. ' (Special PlipatHi to The Journal.)
" St .Helens, Or., July SO. Mary Robin
son, th,e 1 1-year-old daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Allen Robinson of this city, has
been missing slnoe yesterday morning,
and from statements made to her play
mates. Is believed to have eloped with
Edward Lope... Lope Is also missing,
but his brothers her refuse to believe he
Is connected With the girl's disappear
em's, lie has si ways been regarded as a
man tf good character. -
, AGAIN EFEECTED
X.OOAX ZitTMBZat ICLLI TOMM AS-
.' otbtzb ajtd monam omoAvx
BATZOIT TOM Tn raoTxorzov
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SSASOXS OXTBH TOM COWOOn.
' Th Portland Retail Lumber company
effected an organisation. th(. forenoon,
the following' mills being represented:
Inman-Poulsen ' company, by Johan
Poulsen; - Eastern and.: Western . Lumber
company, W, B. Ayer; "Portland Lumber
company, L. J. Went worth; Jones Lum
ber company,' 11. II. Jones; Standard
Box snd Lumber company, 8. B. Cobb;
East Side Lumber company of Bell wood,
J. M. Nlckum. The following officers
were elected: President Johan Poul
sen; vloe-president, L. J. Wentwortb;
secretary and manager,. W. C FTanols.
Tha articles of incorporation of the
Portland Lumber company were filed in
the county clerk' office yesterday after
noon,, and the Incorporators were W. C,
Francis, 11 U. Cake and O. L, Price.
The business of th new company will
be conducted on the same lines as car
ried out by the City ' Retail Lumber
comsany, that dissolved its organisa
tion Wednesday afternoon. Th North
Paclflo Lumber company did not be
come a member of. the new combine,
as It devoted 1U . attention principally
to outside and cargo shipment. The
l?ast Side Lumber - company and" the
Standard Box and Lumber company
were not members of th old combine,
but today Joined the new organisation.
When it was seen that the City Retail
Lumber 'company was destined to dis
solve, W C. Frsncis, was actlv in his
effort to form a new company) that
would 'b satisfactory In Its methods
of conducting business to the lumber
men. As soon a, th Southern Paclflo
company vacate Jth .offices, the - com
pany will remove to. rooms 4, t and I,
Canterbury block, Third and Washing
FERRY TO BE NAMED
FOR JUDGE WEBSTER
County Judge Webster wa urprlsed
this morning when occupying the bench
listening to an argument by Attorney
Charles F. Lord to have Fred A. Ball in,
the naval architect enter the room and
whisper in his ear that "the new Al
blna ferry 1 to be named the Lionel R,
Webster in his honor. The boat I al
most completed and will be christened
within a short tlma Her name wa da
elded on by the proper official at a
meeting held this morning.
. Th craft I under construction - on
this slds of the river at the foot of
Mill street. Joseph Pecquet is building
her, and Ballin Is the designing archi
tect - Before she goes into commission
a dock will hay to be secured at Al
blna, and it is expected that property
will have to be condemned and bought
In the Interest of the public .
VICTIM REVIVES AND
- REACHES THE SHORE
'(Special niapateh to Tha Joernal.)
' Welser, Idaho, July 80. In a cutting
affray that took place between two boys
nsmed Smith and Rambo on the upper
Salmon liver. Smith cut Rambo, clubbee
htm Insensible and threw bim In the
The cold water revived him and he
warn ashore. - Smith is in Jail here. .
Articles or incorporation of the Kerr
Glfford Warehouse company were filed
with County Clerk Fields this morn
ing by Peter, Thorns and Andrew Kerr
and J. C. Flanders. Ths capital stock
I 1100,000, and Portland will be the
principal place of business.
The firm of Kerr-Qlfford I well
known, a , a grain buyer In th hortb
west ' '..'.
ATTACH ROAD HOUSE
. TO SATISFY CLAIM
,..-''.'. i .
After" narrowly avoiding' being) sent
to th county Jail for failure to pay a
fine of I860, Imposed by Circuit Judge
Fraser, following the verdict of the
Jury finding him guilty of shooting E.
F. Strack In the foot A. J. Miller was
served with a writ of execution In a
civil suit yesterday and his roadhouse,
the Twelve-mile house on the Base line
road, was attached by the sheriff. .
WHOLESALE ESCAPE. .
AT PENDLETON JAIL
(Special Dtopateh to The Journal)
: Pendleton. Or., July 10. All the pris
oners confined in the city Jail, eight In
number, escaped yesterday afternoon and
last night through a hole In the rotten
floor. . AU were held for minor offenses.
- The city marshal says that a new jail
will have to be constructed If the city
expect him to hold prisoner.
C, . OOBi OTXK OJBA9B. '',
(Special Dispatch to Th Journal.)
Tillamook, Or., July 30. Frank Wlth
row, a teamster, and OI Olson, a boy
who ,was riding with hint, had a nar
row "escape from death by the over
turning of a wagon load of lumber oil
the Trask road east of this city yester
day. Wlthrow wa rendered uncon
scious by his fall and the boy , wss
burled benesth the lumber, but was not
seriously Injured. On of th horses
wa 'killed outright ' . ,
Ksrirsxs soori pxtztxobt.
(Job rati Special fttrrlca.) ,
Wilmington, Del., July 80. Bx-Secre-tary
of War Root appeared yesterday
afternoon before Judge Bradford and
pleaded- that the temporary injunction
In the Northern Securities cas be mod
ified o as to permit of a distribution of
dividends and stock not Involved in th
Hsrrlman suit. Th court refused, al
though Root pleaded that a hardship wa
being worked on smaller stockholders.
; .... bt oas sznonoir. :
(Journal Special Serrlc.)'
Chicago, July 10. Th Russell Park
hotel, n lower State street ' was this
morning badly damaged, and. three em
ployee of a restaurant more or lea in
jured, a th result of an explosion of
natural gas which wag used in the rts-
taurant for fuel. '
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What a great advantage you would have iafypur-orktEfe;
hpt summer days and nights by having an electric fan on the
top of your desk to relieve the stuffiness, and sultriness of the
atmosphere? -'-- t- i '
'- If you have never tried it you will be surprised and pleased
to note the difference in the whole atoosphere of tie office,
resulting from one of these npiseless little fellows - spinning
away at a cost of less than one cent an hour. ' r
Some folks say a fan gives them a cold. There is a right
Way and a wrong way of doing everything, and a fan 1PROP
ERLY USED will never give a cold. It is not necessary to
get directly in the current of air to derivezttie benefits, of an
electric fan. vIn fact, that is just the way NOT to get the good
out of it '
i The fan can be so adjusted as to give anything from a
zephyr to a galerIt can blow from you,or towards you,with
an oscillating fan, in both directions.
- Put in a fan and see if you cannot do your work much
"more comfdrtably,rif you cannbt do more work in a given time
and do it better than the man who is perspiring away, wishing
he were at the coast or out on a farm, and stopping every few
minutes to "Whew, but it's hot," and with another mopping
pr his brow, and one more hitch -at his shirt sleeves, wallow
again into his hot and dusty, papers. Others appreciate elec
tric fans. So would you. '
Call us by telephone and let our solicitor talk the matter
over with you. , ' " 3)
SEVENTH AND ALDER .STREETS