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VOL. III. NO. 240.
PORTLAND. OREGON. SATURDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 10, 1904 SIXTEEN PAGES.
PRICE PTVE CENTS.
CRUMBLING MORTAR, LITTLE CONCRETE, POOR WORKMANSHIP,
SAY MAYOR'S INVESTIGATORS ON TANNER CREEK SEWER
Second Report Is Even
More Severe Than
MAYOR WILL DELAY
ACTION TILL MONDAY
Wilt Call Executive Board Into
Private Consultation to Decide
What Steps Shall Be Taken
That the Tannar creek sewer baa not
been built according to plana and speci
fications there la now no room for
Aa a result of the latest Investigation.
City Engineer Elliott, Assistant City
Engineer Oeorga Scoggln. Inspector J.
M. Caywood and Contractors R. M.
Rlner & Son are undar aa heavy cloud
aa thay ware oh the day the report of
the former committee waa made to the
council. All efforts to shift responsi
bility for the deplorable Job have proven
futile. It la upon the shoulders of these
man that the responsibility reats and
there la every likelihood that the recom
mendations of the city council regard
ing the removal of the tin oanolals
will be caj-rled out.
The report of W. W. Goodrich and G.
Wlagate. the experts appointed by Mayor
Williams, shows several grave defects,
which war not mentioned In tha former
report and thay also enumerate several
defecta named by the former committee.
Tha moat serious defects pointed out
are that tha excavations mad In ex
cess of tha requirements hava not been
tilled with concrete aa called for in the
plana and specifications, aa tha spaces
between tha completed sewer and the
timbers, placed to support the opening,
while the sewer was being built, were
not filled and tamped with concrete.
Elliott Tries to Explain.
City Engineer Elliott attempts to ex
plain the first named defect by stating
that the contractor received no money
for excavating and that ha took out Just
aa little earth aa possible.
"I did not deem It necessary," said
he, "to fill thaaa placaa with concrete,
aa the property owners hava to pay for
It In order to All these excavations
with concrete It would cost the prop
erty owners between 116.000 and 610,
000. I did not feel Justified In spend
ing that amount of money."
He further claima that tha aeepages
noted will occur In any sawer unlaaa It
la built of perfectly waterproof ma
terial. "I am satisfied with tha report." said
Elliott, "as I think It a fair one. My
contentiona regarding the length of the
ewer have been substantiated by tha
The report of Ft. B. laimaon and N.
A. King, the property owners, substan
tiates almoat In detail the report of the
former committee. They aay It la In a
very bad condition and that It will be
nscessary to rebuild certain portion of
'the sewer in order to make It conform
to plans and spsclflcatlona. , :
Mayor Wants Advice.
Mayor Williams says he does not
know what action he will take against
tha city engineer. He desires to have
the auvice of members of the executive
board who ara hla advisors. He will
hold a private consultation with tham
next Monday afternoon when a plan of
procedure will be mapped out.
"I will tske no steps now," said ha
today. "When I maks up my mind what
I am going to do in thla matter I will
make It publlc.'l.
At the meeting of tha executive board
yesterday afternoon Whitney L Boise
Introduced a resolution rescinding the
acceptance of the Tanner creek sewer.
The resolution waa unanimously adopted
This action leavea the eewer unfin
ished and It is now up to the contractors
to repair the drain according to plans
and speclficatione. It will not again
be accepted until the sewer Is built to
the estlsfac.tlon of the executive board.
Property Owners' Beport.
E W. Rlner stated this morning that
ha doaa not Intend to repair the holea
made In the sewer by the experts un
less he Is to be 'allowed to put the
entire sewer In order. He says It will
coat a large sum to fill tne holes cut
In tha drain. The report of the prop
erty owners follow:
Honorable George H. Williams, Mayor
of ths City of Portland:
Sir: We. tha undersigned, members
of a committee appointed by you to
make an examination of the new "Tan
ner creek sewer," snd to report the con
dition In which we found the same, and
the probable cost of putting the same
In such a condition as to conform to
the plans and specifications under which
said sawer wss constructed, respect
That we exsmlned said eewer on De
cember I and 7. 14, In conjunction with
Messrs. Goodrich snd Wlngste, the
other Members of your committee.
That the report of tha other members
of the commutes has not been presented
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Earl Gray, Governor-General of
State on His Arrival
EARL GREY TAKE
New Governor General of Canad
Building at Halifax Immediately Upon Landing This
Morning He Is a Strong Imperialist.
(Journal Special Service.)
Halifax, Dec. 10. Earl Grey, gov
ernor-general of Canada, landed at 11
o'clock thla morning from the Allan
line steamship Parisian and took the
oath of office in the Provincial building.
A distinguished delegation had assem-
bled to welcome the new governor-general,
who with hla family and aides-decamp
were passenger on tha vessel.
Among those present to take purt In the
reception were representatives of To
ronto, Ottawa and various other cities of
he eastern provinces. The welcome ac
corded him was strangely at variance
with what might have been expected,
had It followed the lines conjectured by
the London authority, who, upon Lord
Grey's being elected to the position, said,
"Cannot Imagine a selection more entire
ly disadvantageous to the empire." The
Dublin Freemen's Journal declared the
appointment to bo "morally Indefensi
ble." However, tha criticisms emanated
from the Liberals, who oppose anything
in the "Tine of imperialism or the ap
pointments any British official known
WATCHMAN LOSES HIS
WAY IN NEVADA MINE
(Journal Special Service.)
Hon". Nev., Dec. 10. I.ost In a mine
tunnel, within a short distance of rela
tives and friends. Thomas Craxe was
found when near death and the hope of
the searchers waa about gone.
Craae, who is a watchman In shaft No.
5 of the Brunswick lode, at Virginia
City, Nov., waa found In one of tha tun
nels of tha mine. He had been In the
mine for five days, without food and
water, and tha doctors express little
hope of his recovery. His entire right
side Is paralyzed, and he Is unable to
move or speak. Monday evening he
went Into the mine, apparently In the
best of health. He did not return next
morning, and his wife notified the min
ers, who started a search, but did not
aucceed in locating him until today.
It la thought ha entered a shaft which
was abandoned, to Inveatlgate a noise,
and was suddenly stricken with paraly
sis. His face ahowa signs of great suf
fering. TWENTY-THREE COLLEGE
GIRLS GET SPANKINGS
(Journal Special Service.)
Chicago," Dec. 10. Before an audience
of 400 persons at the Art Institute, 21
girl students were spanked aa one of tha
requirements of the ceremonies of Initia
tion. There waa only one man present.
Ha was Dr. William R. Harper. Ha nei
ther blushed nor cracked a smile, but
looked straight ahead. He waa in oil.
and gased out from a gold frame. There
was a great frolic for the women, how
Tha initiates crawled the gauntlet on
their hands snd knees beneath a succes
sion of arches and overturned ehslra.
The girls moved south, and ths Initiation
Waa delivered from that direction. When
they entered. In black skirts and gunny-
sack Jumpers, I hey saw King Arthur, tha
archbishop of Canterbury aad II knights
Canada, Who Waa Received in
in Halifax. N. S., Today.
a Is Sworn in in the Provincial
to be committed to the imperialist Idea.
Tha prediction was made by many of his
opponents that "tha sari will have to be
careful how he aire his Imperialist aspi
rations In-Canada If he wants to have a
fairly easy time at Government house.
Walt till the Quebec antl-lmperlallsts
get after him."
Lord Grey la a atrong Imperialist, and
tha Canadian Liberals, who dislike his
Imperialism, take their cue from the
radical London Dally News, which says:
'The Canadian constitution is unfortu
nately not entirely proof against oppor
tunities for mlschlef-maklng. and aa a
Jingo Chamberlalnite Earl Grey may be
trusted to make the most of tham."
Lord Grey waa born in 1851, and had
the prince consort. King Edward's fath
er, aa a godfather. He was later private
aecretary to the prince consort and to
Ha was one of the principal organisers
of the Central public-house trust, a plan
for regulating the sale of Intoxicating
liquors, which has been copied In the
Subway tRvern of New York.
at a round table waiting. Immediately
the crawling began. Each delivered a
chastisement, and every alap brought
SEVEN SAILORS DROWN
IN WRECK OF STEAMER
(Journal Special Sanies,)
Colombo, Ceylon. Deo. 1. The Brit
ish steamer Becundra was wrecked today
In Gallee harbor and seven of her crew
Efforts on the part of fishermen to
rescue the drowning men almoat cost
the lives of the would-be life-savers Tha
Becundra la reported to have been lost
through a mistake In bearings while
traveling In a dense fog.
If you want a real metropolitan newspaper, with
all the metropolitan features,
If you want the most complete news service in the
If you want to know what is going on in Portland,
If you want to laugh with Chinimie Fadden,
If you have any children arid want to hear them
laugh at the raffle of Maud, the Captain's Christmas
gift and all the other funny colored picture series
which The Journal prints simultaneously with the
There is just one
THE SUNDAY JOURNAL
Face Value of Mrs. Chad
wick's Securities Is
ALL SEAR NAME OF THE
GREAT STEEL MAGNATE
Notes Are Placed in Evidence
Before Grand Jury Mrs.
Chadwick, in the Tombs,
Recovers Her Nerve.
- (Journal Special Berries.)
Cleveland, Dec. 10. The mysterious
"securities" held in trust by Banker
Reynolds for Mrs. Chadwick, which
were announced valueless yesterday,
consists of a note for $6,000,000 algned
by Andrew Carnegie and certificate of
trusteeship which states that Carnegie
has In his possession stocks and bonds
to the amount of f 7.500.000 held In trust
for Mrs. Chsdwlck.
This paper also bears the signature
of Andrew Carnegie. Theae papers rep
resent the principal beats on which Mrs.
Chadwick conducted her financial sys
tem. The note for J5.000.0o0 is believed
to have been written, and sgrwd by the
same person who executed the ivstaar for
609,000 arid $260,000 held by OuVOberlln
bank. The note for $5,000,000 was exe
cu,ted in 1902. All these securities will
be placed In evidence before tha Cuya
hoga county grand Jury in the Investiga
tion here today. Banker Reynolds Is said
to have loaned Mrs. Chadwick his entire
H. W. Bell wss this morning appointed
receiver of the alleged securities held by
The Lorain county grand Jury st
Oberltn. Investigating the Chadwick
case, reported today that It would re
turn no Indictment as none of the al
leged criminal acts under consideration
had been committed In Lorain county.
PACES HER CELL.
Mrs. Chadwick Much Agitated by a port
(Journal Special Service.)
New York. Dec. 10 Mrs. Chadwick
atlll languishes In the Tombs this morn
ing, but before the day Is over her law
yer, Phillip Carpenter, is expected to de
posit $16,000 ball which will give the
woman her freedom. After breakfast
this morning she read In tha morning
papers the account of tha discovery
that bar $6,000,000 worth of securities,
held by Banker Reynolds, are worthless.
It waa ths first she knew that this fact
had been made puhllc and after reading
tha papers she excitedly paced her cell.
Mrs- Chadwick has quite regained her
remarkable nerve. Dr. Levin, the city
phyalcian, declared thla morning that
the woman Is perfectly sound physically.
To the guard before bar cell this
morning she said: "Well, this Is the
last dsy of torture, thsnk Heaven."
It Is practically certain that Mrs.
Chadwick will not go to Cleveland even
U- she secures bull, -(she-4a-under order
from Commissioner Shields to appear
before him a week from today.
It waa learned today that two lawyers,
one from Chicago and one from Phila
delphia, had an Interview with the pris
oner last night. In case the prisoner
is released on ball United Statea secret
service men will keep cloaa watch on her
At 11 o'clock Lawyer Carpenter had
not obtained ball and at that hour
seemed to have lost confidence that the
cash would be forthcoming. He was,
however, continuing his efforts.
After a conference between Mrs.
Chadwick, Attorney Powers snd Attor
ney Carpenter, it was snnounced that
the prisoner still wished to waive exam
ination and return to Cleveland, but
would not leave before Monday, if then.
Else Like It in
New York American' and the Philadelphia North
If you want to think with James Bryce. author of
"The American Commonwealth,"
If you want to please your wife or your mother
or your sister with the newest thing in fashions.
If you want to teach your children to play the
piano by the best and simplest method yet invented.
If you care to read the breeziest theatrical letter
from New York ever published in the town.
place where you can find all of these
General Nogi, the Hero of Port Arthur on the Japanese Side. Ever
since the memorable siege this bulldog of the Japanese army has
been drawing the line of steel and cannon nearer and nearer the
doomed town until today General Stoessel is at his mercy.
Chamberlain Pardons Hightower, Accused of Disorderly Conduct,
and Says He Will Pardon Him Again if Magistrate Hogue
Executes Threat to Rearrest Him.
Governor Chamberlain this morning
pardoned Thomas Hightower, serving a
0-day sentence In the city prison for
disorderly conduct. When he heard of
this action Judge Hogue had a bench
warrant Issued for the arrest of High
tower on a charge of being out after
Hightower was arreated at 2 o'clock
In the morning of December 6 by Patrol
man Foster for tsklng hla young wife
Into saloons and permitting her to drink
in the company of other men.
Shortly after leaving the Oxford sa
loon, where they had several drinks,
paid for by other persons. Hightower
struck his wife and discolored her eye.
When they were taken to the police
station he remarked that he was glad his
wife was to be locked up. because it
"would do her good," but demurred
strongly when ha discovered that he was
also under arrest.
Hightower was found guilty on two
charges of being out after hours and
of being drunk and disorderly. He was
sentenced to serve 90 days In the city
prison- -on the second charge, and sen
tence west continued to March 6, the
date of hla release, on the first. High
tower has been on the rockpile for sev
Mrs Hightower has been at the police
station every afternoon for several days
closeted with Chief Hunt In his private
office. She left tho station with him
yesterdsy afternoon, snd Is reported to
have gone with him to the mayor's of
fice. This morning Oovernor Chamber
lain pardnnod the prisoner.
Bench Warrant for Hightower.
Judge Hogue Issued a bench warrant
for the arrest of Hightower as soon ns
he learned of the pardon. Deputy City
Attorriey Fltxgerald look an active In
terest In the case. Regarding the par
doning power of the governor. Judge
Hogue and Mr. Fltxgerald draw atten-
things and that is
tion to senior 1,67? of tha codes, which
reads as follower
"When applications Is made to the
governor for a pardon, before granting
the same he must require the judge of
the court in which the conviction waa
had, or the district attorney by whom
the action was prosecuted, to furnish
him without delay a atatement of the
facta proved in the trial, end of any
other facta having reference to the pro
priety of granting or refuaing the par
don: and thla section also appliea to an
application for the remission of a fine or
Mr. Kit I r ..' aertously questions the
right of the governor to pardon a tlty
prisoner under any clrcumatances.
"We took the sctlon wa did In this
matter becauae wa wanted to save the
woman from a life of shame," said Judge
Hogue. "Mr. Fltxgerald and I both be
lieve that her husband will accomplish
her ruin if lie is not punished for his
offenses. I am unable to understand
why Governor Chamberlain took auch
summary action without consulting me."
Governor Thought Sentence Too Severs.
Governor Chamberlain thinks the po
lice Judge did not use proper discrimina
tion In Imposing punishment in the
Hightower case He la emphatic In
expressing criticism of the sentence, and
ssys he will grsnt other psrdons In slml
lsr esses If called upon to do so.
"I pardoned Hightower becauae I
think the aentence Impoaed on him In
the police court was an outrage." said
the governor. "My action was based on
the report of the arresting officer, which
I now have before me."
Here tha governor produced from hla
veat pocket a sheet of paper containing
the written report of Policeman Foster
on the arrest of Hightower, who de
scribed the circumstance In detail with
an Indelible pencil.
"So far as I can learn," the governor
continued, "Mr. and Mrs. Hightower
came hero a few days ago from Bt.
Louis where they hsd been working In
sn exposition restaurant, he as a check
man and she In the dining room. He
has excellent recommendatlona, from re
sponsible men. One from his laat em
ployer at Bt Louis gives Mm a very
good character. I suppose he had been
drinking the night of hla arrest. He
went to the rooms occupied by hla wife.
and they bad a quarrel. Ha took some
of her clothing, and a few dollars In
money, snd went down the street, she
following, and they quarreled. Tha of
ficer then arrested them, snd the court
sent him up for three months on the
"His wife came to me. after trying all
over the city to get work, and pleaded
for his pardon. She had not a cent.
She showed me a list of placaa where
-she had applied vainly for work. It was
a choice with me to either let tho woman
go astrsy or let har husband get out and
take ears of her. I would do tha same
Whan tha governor's attention waa
called to the law on pardon procedure.
whl h requires thst he shall write to or
confer with the committing magistrate
or tha prosecuting stterney. he said he
was aware there -waa auch a law. but
(Continued oa lag Twe.)
Lawson Makes But Little
SAYS HIS WORK IS
NOT YET COMPLETED
Wall Street Makes Every Effort
to Restore Confidence but
Trading Rapidly Falls
rSperlal Dispatch to Tha Jearaal.)
New York. Dec. 10. Thomas Lawson
of Boston has not completed his fight
against the Standard OH Interests.
"I will pull the bottom out of Amal
gamated yet," he said, and there ara
many people who believe that he will.
Tha stock market today waa wholly
controlled by the Standard OU party,
and It being' a short session, did not
make mueh of an Interference. Tha
market ahows the following advances
at the close:
Today. Friday. Gain.
Amalgamated . . .
Hugar Kenning .
Baltimore O. . .
Chesapeake it D.
Norfolk & West.
Colorado Fuel . .
Pacific Mall ...
Union Pac. com... Ill
U. P.. preferred
..'; So I
I .. 91
1. B. Steel, com.
Western Union . . i
Tsar Serious Decline.
Wall street today did everything In
its power to restore confidence to tha
stock market, but trading showed a re
markable falling off. even for a short
day. The total sales for tho day
amounted to 810,700, against 063.900.
It is the general opinion of the trad
ers that the market has had a much too
awlft advance and that during tha com
ing week there will be a serious decline
In the entire llata.
In this the Standard Oil crowd seems
to have outdone Itself, for had the ad
vance not been so rapid a one the trade
would have taken It aa a natural rise
from a severe depression.
With the exception of a very few
stocks today there were advances all
through the list. Amalgamated t opper
showing a rise from the beginning of
the session. It closed today at 71. or
62.37 higher than that of yesterday
In Sugar Refining there waa a decid
edly better feeling today, but deaplta
thla the trading was small. Sugar
made a gain today of $1.75 over tha
closing of Friday.
The situation on the stock exchange
following the storm haa brought but
little peace, for there are borebodlngs
of further trouble. Lawson, however,
promises to smash ths list again. Ha
has given his word that ha will begin
litigation against tha.-. amalgamated
Copper company. He has promised to
shake the foundations of Standard Oil
and the great life Insurance companies.
All thla Is yet to come, snd conservative
bankers are not enthusiastic over the
In spite of the sharp recover! ea of
Amalgamated yesterday. Lawson an
nounces that he has only begun. Me
laughs at the strength of the market.
He declares thst the Standard Oil party
robbed the people through tha Amalga
mated Copper company, and says that he
will make tha Standard OU pay It all
A rumor" is In circulation in Wall
street that haa attracted much atten
tion. It waa said that tha Western
Union snd Postal Telegraph companies
were about to combine, and those on the
Inside considered It a strong tip to buy
shares of Western Union. Tha founda
tion for tha rumor Ilea apparently in
the fact that Kuhn. Loeb A Co. aaststad
In financing the Oould loan of 120.000.
000 for Missouri Pacific. The banking
house Is In close all lanes with the hig
An old-timer on the floor said yes
terday: "In all my time I have never
seen a reaction occur so quick from
such a severe break and panicky mar- .
kst than that of today. Tha puhllc la
general turned aa rapidly to tha bull
side aa they were a day before on ths
bear aide. A great many took ihw
opportunity of the break and freely
bought all good stocks. Soma of the
big holders insiesd of throwing over
their stocks on the break took sd unlsgw
of the break and bought heavily of
standard Issues. It Is tnougnt inai m
good many weak holders are ant gf
the market and It Is once more la slfeaaj .
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