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THE OREGON DAILY JOURNAL, PORTLAND, THURSDAY EVENING, DECEMBER , ltd
N LLIONS SPENT
Harriman Lines Are Renewing
Stock and Extending Roads
in All Directions.
THOUSANDS OF CARS AND
ENGINES ARE ORDERED
Many Improvements Will Be
Made in Oregon Roads Be
ginning Earfy in Year.
i in ml reds of thousands of dollars are
L-eli.g Kpent by the Hurrlmiin lines for
iii-w equipment and reconstruction. e
IJe the two gAsoVrle motor cars that
.lie hcing built for experimental aubur
ban service between Portland and Forest
tlrove the manaKement ha p'ueed or
der for 10 Baldwin locomotlveH. l.(50
I. ( are and 00 Mock cure, to be built
by the American Car Foundry com
pany, and luta asked for bids on 200 flat
'r and 35 tank cars. The cara are to
have steel frames ami the bo earn are
! ho of the heavy type, with a capacity
. of' 100,000 pound.
The new equipment U to be divided
between the various Hafrlman road.
The Oregon River & Navigation company
(eta 300 box cara. the Soulfccrn Pacific
200 flat cars, 300 box ears, 700 stock
cara and 3S tank cara; th Short lin.
300 box , and the new San Pedro
" line 7S0 box cars and 300 stock cara.
Nearly all of the big order of 100 Bald
win locomotives will come to the South
ern Pacific and Um O. It & N. lines.
The Southern Pacific will set 7 heavy
i canoollrtatton locomotives. The O. R. ft
N (eta six of that sort and four loco
motives of the Pacific type. Ten simple
, switching engines go to the Union JPa
clflc and four to the Oregon Short line.
Safin of Tremendous Power.
The Pacific locomotive, which at
the finest type of equipment, weigh
223,000 pounds. There Is 141.000 pounds
weight on their drivers, and these wheels
are lx and a half feet In diameter. The
engines have a working steam pressure
of 200 pounds, a tank capacity of 7,000
gallons snd a coal capacity of 14 tons.
Besides the half million dollar en
largements and Improvement of the
Lower Alblna shop, and the building
of a new line 47 mile from Arlington
to Condon, the company I pushing the
work of reconstruction of bridges, fill
ing Of culverts, rebuilding stations and
relaying tracks with heavier rails all
along the old line In Oregon. The
main line of .the O. R. ft N. extends
from Portland to I 'mat Ilia, where It
forks, the line running east, terminat
ing at Huntington, and forming a Junc
tion with the Oregon Short I. inc. the
line running north terminating at Spo
kane and connecting with the Great
Northern. An Important branch ex
tends from Tekoa, Wash., to Wallace.
Idaho, and handle the output of the
-Coeur d'Alea mines. Including the
Condon branch, thera will be 1.175 miles
The number and magnitude of wa
terway on the line can be appreciated
when It I stated that there are ft
Iron and steel bridges, and 860 pile and
frame trestle bridges.
teal Bridge At Portland.
Th most important are the steel
bridge across th Willamette at Port
land and similar bridge across the
Snake river at Rlparla. .There are saven
crossings of Umatilla river. 13 cross
ings of Meaeham creek, two crossings of
the Grand Ronde. three crossings of
Powder river and 33 crossings of Burnt
river There are 13 crSShtnCS of the
Soy jit Palouse river on the branch be
tween Takna ana Wallace.
General Manager Calvin gives this
summary f he Improvement work
done on th lines this year: There have
been IS irmriern ateel bridges erected.
with concrete abutments and piers, the
most lmoortnnt of which la acrosa the
Spokane river. Anqther largo bridge
is iii r, in h tiif Mouth Turk 4U ' ' " ' "
,1 Moil, i rltr at Cil.ildo Idaho. Klgllty
three cast Iron culverts have been placed,
tinder tilled bridge or through worn
out wooden culvert. Between 60 and
60 mllea of go-pound rails have been
i, -in I-., i foe old rails, and from 40
to f,0 mllea of trucK has been ballatcd
Since the road came under Its present
control In 1K9. said Mr. Calvin, many
, i inirirnveinenta have ! n
nn .,... Hi flllinv or change Of 111
there have benn ellmlnatafl J73 bridges
eiua! to about 11 miles.
Work of Great Magnitude.
t. ,.-, i tt til ruble yards of
new embankment for the new roadbed
o created. In all. there have been .0
castiron pipe culvert placed under tilled
i.i.. uriitKii or worn-out culverts, a
concrete arch culverts have been built,
ind til steel bridges have been crecluu.
Tweutj six separate changes of line
have been made, the length of original
ired being over 43 mllea, ef
fecting a shortening of about one and a
half miles. There have been 1 curve
eliminated. During the same period the
company has replaced light rails with
v,.. i follows: 152 miles of
7ftound rail; 204 miles with 80-pound
rail, 33 miles with 86-pound rail; U
miles with 0-pound rglL
Pmnu ration has been made for ex
baliaatln operations an the
Oregon line during the year 10. and
at tho aame time a number of new steel
bridges will take the places of woodin
bridges. Other Improvement to th
roadbed will be made a fast a prac
ticable. The line from Arlington to Condon,
contract for which stipulated that the
h.iri.. nd track work ahould be com
pleted by December 31. will not be done
i... n... tin. There has been delay In
.i,- .,,tim work, and the line will not
be ready for operation until ome time
after the first of the yesr.
ERECT STATE HOUSE
The Washington state commission to
the Lewi and Clark expoltlon, after
visiting the fair grounds yesterday,
held a brief business session at head
quarters and decldad to aak the Wash
ington legislature for an appropriation
of 7S,000 to be expended on the repre
sentation of the state. It wa agreed
that a le sum would be inadequate.
Thare waa a quorum preaent-G. W.
It peasiee. president; Frank J. Parker,
J. G. Megler and G. L u mis ley. acre
tarv. It was explained to them that
fliere Is a tremendous demand for space
Tokia Dispatch States Russian
Cruiser Bayan Burned and
MAKING EFFORT TO CUT
OFF GARRISON SUPPLIES
Placing Heavy Cannon in Po
sition to Sink Junks and
(Journal Special Service.)
Toklo, Dec. 8. Dispatches from Port
Arthur stat that the remaining Rus
sian uh I on have been annihilated. The
cruiser Bayan wes flrd- by Japane
shells and Is now burning without the
aliarhtest chance of being saved. Th
So vast mil has also been sunk.
The commander of th Japanese naval
Lattery at Port Arthur repb 'OI
"Observetlon taken on December
from 203-Meter hill show that the turret
ship Polava He sunken a reported
December . The battleship Retvlxan
seems to have sunk, her stern being un
der water. The bombardment of De
cember 7 heavily damaged the battleship
Pobleda. which 1 lltlng to tarDoaro,
showing the westward portion of her
hull, which a painted red.
The placing ef heavy cannon on 208
Meter hill to enable th Japanese to
sink junk and other craft that ar
bringing uppll for the Port Arthur
garrison from Chetoo 1 Deing repiaiy
(Journal 8pectl Service )
Mukden, Dec. 8. Genera) Grippenberg,
who who wa recently appointed com
mander of the Second Manchurlan army,
arrived here from St. Petersburg today.
(Journal Bpectal Berrica.)
Washington. Dec. 8 Japan ha ac
cepted Roosevelt's Invitation to paftlel
pat In a econd peaoe conference at Th
CHRISTMAS DAY GAME
WITH THE FARMERS
Late thla afUrnoon Manager Wstklrs
of the Multnomah Amateur Athletic
&? zrss urnno-t zrs-ss
mo" " ' L,,, pleted negotiation for a football game
lty eilsts for a separate " with th Oregon Agriculture college on
t'nder the guidance of Secretary Free
man, the visitors Inspected the grounds
and finally selected space for a build
ing lrr th plot lying south and east of
the Agricultural palace. There a hand
some structure will be put up. but the
exact coat of It la still a matter un
The commission consists of the same
member who carried the St. Louis ex
hibit to succes. Preidnt .peasiee ex-
nressed the opinion that th legislature
of rrs state will not hesitate about mak
ing the 374.000 appropriation, ana n
stated further that every penny or jt
will be expended Judiciously, with a
view to. making Washington's repre
sentation the hat of all tat.
Men's Sewed Oak Soles 65c.
Extra select. lOe; Ladies', 40o and
50c. Goodyear Shoe Repair Factory,
near Gss company's office, Yamhill
street "W call and deliver fr.
Christmas day, and It will be played, as
first announced. The announcement on
today' sporting page that there would
be no gam waa made at a time when
11 negotiations seemed to be off.
from $2.50 to $5.00
After looking through the main clothing
stores, be sure to convince, yourself
of the big variety nt
aojum Piastre abtd tamhul
We save you from 8)2. BO to G.OO on
a Man's Suit or Overcoat.
Boys' 13.60 and 44.00 Suits and Over
coats for fl. 95 S2.BO and SS.OO
Complete line of Shoes From SO) '"
91. OO saved, compared with other
DOLLS free with evary pair of LADIES'
or GIRLS' SHOES.
Ot'NS free with BOYS' SUITS or OVERCOATS.
THE STORE NOTED FOR THE BEST GOODS AT LOWEST PRICES.
Snaps for Friday and Saturday
For Early Xmas Buyers
THOSE WHO DO THEIR SHOPPING HERE EARLY WILL FIND MANY RARE
BARGAINS THAT WILL PLEASE CHRISTMAS SHOPPERS. '
An Acceptable Christmas Gift Special Line of Sweaters
New Silk Waists in blouse and plaited ef- for women ; worth $2.50, at $1.50
fects, in all the late coloring in Chiffon, Taf- i i
fetas and Peau de Soie, $.r).00, $6.00 and $7.60. QM, J ri.iV .-kswil fan
New Nun s Veiling and' Albatross Waist, in DOjrS anQUlNS J-flOOl tflpS
shirred and plaited effects. Wc have an fk new j, q and
. L. mixed goods in caps for Boys and Girls to wear
JUST RECEIVED BY EXPRESS A to scriool. '
New Line Silk Drop Skirts educed to 25
with double ruffles and accordion plaited, in 25c &dcs reduced
hrovrns, blues,-gun metals, KiminmtHrfsreicT -rMe Tarn O'SharUw rducd to. ...... ,10J
regular $7.00 value. Special for holidays
Also extra fine drop skirts, in all new 'and Chr.Stll.aS HOSiCrV
late shades'; regular $12.50 values. Special
$10.45 Those you can hang on the mantel for Santa
Claus to fill Xmas morning.
NEW RAINCOATS AND CRAVENETTES Fast doubj sole8( fleece lined;
Tourist Coats spccial at
Special for holidays- Ladics' Plain Black, drop stitch and fancy col-
$12.5i'. SU.50, $i.-.0Q, S17..-.Q. S10.-.0 $22.50 ors' rcduced from 3dC to 25
' Boys extra heavy fleece lined Hose, double
SPECIAL LINES OF knees and soles. Special l&f
Flir BOaS and SCarfS Women's all wool Hose, plain and ribbed. Spc-
ranging in price for $1.00, $1.86, $1.50, $1.75, Cial 25
$2.0(, $4,50, $3.25, $4.5(, $5.00, $6.00, $7.50, Full line of Ladies' Hose, in plain and fancy,
$10.00, $12.5') up to $20.09. in silk and lisle at popular prices.
aV,'r Our toy wonderland will please the children. Bring them in.
i V m l We arc only too pleased to show them through our toy depart
ment. See Morrison street window.
CORNER THIRD AND MORRISON STS.
sr'l ' bIHej
HC jRP NsW
LIBRARY TABLES AND ROCKERS
Comfort-Giving Rockers are the sort we're of
fering you this holiday season. The kind that give
you that "want-to-stay-there" feeling as soon as you
sit in them. You couldn't give a more acceptable
present. Lots of handsome ones in golden oak,
weathered oak, fumed oak and mahogany, with or
without leather cushions.
All-Leather Turkish Rockers we're showing in
twenty different styles. They're all guaranteed con
struction and upholstered in sterling leather. Years
of wear and luxurious comfort in every one.
New-Design Library Tables No matter how
your library is furnished we have a table for you
that will harmonise with its surroundings. Abso
lutely new patterns in golden oak, weathered oak,
fumed oak and mahogany. Round tops, square tops
and oblong tops. Heavy, massive tables and light,
graceful tables. Mission designs and new French
patterns that art very attractive. Medium sized
tables that can be used 'for cards. If you know a
library or den that needs a table you'd better see
ESPECIALLY APPROPRIATE FOR HOLIDAY QIRTS
ALL THIS WEEK
YOUR CREMT 1
ALL THIS WEEK
SAYS JAPANESE IS
NOT A WHITE MAN
Judge Hanford Decides that
Mikado's Subjects Cannot
i Sport l rpitcb to Th Jo-real.)
Seattle Dtc. 8. In th United States
court Judff Hntord yesterday after
noon handed down a decision In effect
that a Japae, run If h has resided In
the UnlUd States for five years and
possessed the other necessary qualifica
tions, cannot be naturalized.
The subject under consideration was
the application of Tally Klmura to be
come a cltlsen. - Th court, In rendering
his dcrton, stated that Klmura had all
the qualifications required of persona
entitled to become citizens, but he was
an Asiatic and not a white man. This
to th first time a Japanes has aver
tried to ct cltlsenshlp papers through
the United State court. Klmura
threatens to appeal to th United State
supreme court and financial aid Is prom
ised him by local Japanese.
COUNCIL MAY NOT
GET SEWER REPORT
(Continued from Page One.)
expert Into the drain with hammers
and chisels is emphatically denied by R.
B. Laraaon and N. A. King, They state
that no one with the exception of those
authorized were In the sewer, with th
exception of two or three men ent there
by the contractor to remove a dam
where they had made repairs permitted
by Mayor Williams.
Mr. I.amson stated this morning that
th ony 1 hole in the sewer had been
made by the other committee and the
mayor' committee, numbering in all
about 25. In th recent Investigation
the experts had dug all the holes, with
the exception of one which he and Mr.
King had broken.
Opinions Differ gwrdlag meport.
What the report of the committee will
be 1 th question which is blng gen
erally dicused. Many are of th opin
ion that It will b more aevera for the
city nglner and the contractor than
th former on. Other are inclined to
think that th sewer I not In a bad
condition a stated by th former com
mittee. City Engineer Elliott stated this morn
ing that lie had no Idea what th report
would be. He wa of the opinion, how
eVer, that the committee did not find -a
many defects as they expected.
The city engineer's criticism of th
civil service commission regarding th
class of men which are given him 'or
inspectors, which h claims are picked
by polltlrtons, to srouslng the Ira of the
members of the commission. It is said
that his criticism ,was aimed at J. M.
Caywood. who Was Inspector of the Tan
ner creek sewer.
It was lesrned at th civil service
office thla morning that Caywnod was
recommended by three prominent citi
zens of this city to th commission.
They are John McCrscken. who state
he has known Caywood for 40 year:
William Wadhams, who has known thn
Inspector for 20 years, and (leorge Lang
ford, who has been acquainted with him
for 26 year. Thy all attest to his
ability and Integrity.
(Journal Special gerrice.)
Rnn Francisco, Dec. . Th Miners,
eon vent Ion this morning elected the fol
lowing officers: Praaldent, Edward Ben
jamin of Ban Francisco; vice- president,
C. K. Duntnn of .Eldorado, Oil . treas
urer. J. Heniy of San Francisco. All
other officer to to be chosen by the ex-
NEGRO KNOCKS SHERIFF
DOWN AND MAKES ESCAPE
' (special Dispatch to The Jonrnal.)
Qoldendale, Of.. I'ec I. William
Smith, a negro, who waa yeterday con
victed of horae-Bteallng. mad hi es
cape from th county jail early yester
day evening. Deputy Sheriff Willi un
McOulr want to the all to lock th
prisoner up for the night. Smith
truck him over th head with a stick
of wood, knocking him down, took th
sheriff gun and escaped. McOulre was
not seriously Injured. Two other pris
oners in th jail mad no attempt to es
cape. Smith 1 about SO year of age
and heavy set. Every effort I being
mad to recapture him.
Some mens fall In lov und get ould of
It by getting married to der girl.
Mothers, Fathers and
other friends of
Your Opportunity to Buy
Useful Holiday Presents
and save one-third"
of the price.
Sale of Boys' Suits and Overcoats
$5 or $6 Suits and Overcoats for
$4.00 Suits and Overcoats for
$3.50 Suits and Overcoats for -$3.00
Suits and Overcoats for
Buy the Salsbury Hat
HOLIDAY GOODSSee Our Display
FAMOUS CLOTHING CO.
Second and Morrison Streets ,