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Big Oriental Unr Numantra May
V Ba iUanad and Paintad at .
" ' ;-'-Sti Johns.' ;' ; ' v'-'J- r '..
T WITH THAT END IN VIEW
Reduction of, ChargM Hu Cauacd
-r O wucn of Frtighf n to Conrider
th Advltabllity of Repalrincfrhera
Htr Inttcad of la Hongkong. .
, Trouh Tjrlor. TToun a Co., loc.
ACnt (or th Kambttrff-Amriea Una.'
nCotlatlons r blnv mad with the
lert of Fvrtland'for placlnt tha steam
ship Numantla on ' tha drydock at St.
johna for cleaning ami painting- early
thla week. - - ' - -''
If tha deal oa through tha Numan
tla will ba tha largeat craft aver put on
tha drydoek, and thla will ba tha' first
opportunity that haa been had to teat
tha machinery. Tha - vaasala rapalrad
there hava bean ( email capacity; the
majority : ware schooners of laaa than
l.aaa- ton not- reglsterr 1- floating
haaa reaaala only two pontoona wera
;itlllaed: with a steamer of tha Numan.
tla's proportions ail tl( pontoona ; will
have to ba used. '..
; Tha Numantla la Itt leet long and
of 4. IIS tona grose register Maaaurlng
from stem to . stem aba will ran eon
atderably over 460 feat In length The
drydock.ia capable of handling a veaaat
J0 feet long and of f.0,000 tona capa
city; a steamer of th Numantla' ala
la sufficient to teat thoroughly It ca
pabilities. -,. . - .
for tha 4aat few days tha steamer
haa been Idle: eh Is scheduled to sail
about tha middle of tha month. On
of th reasons, ildprobablr-tha meat
Important, for tha decision to clean hec
hare la found In tha fact that tha Port
of Portland commission haa deeraaeed
th dock due very materially. Th
oaneia will ba . peramtatUtewkaap. -hat
on tha dock three extra laydaya without
made with th hope of -retting the busl-
nese of the' Hamburf-Amrlci-n tin.
noci; in oe
: -TFSTFD IIOl'J
,Irtofor It vssle have all been
1- docked at Hongkong: the chargea for
he earn work la held to be more rea
onable at Portland tnan in ina erwm.
Jf the owners are satisfied with the
work done te the Numantla at the local
dock It la believed they will decide t
ha all the oriental liner plying from
tha Columbia river docked her Instead
Of .at tne. cninese pen. , .
v- BREAKS THE RECORD.
toUMf Telegraph Xakee Trt Prom
U , Atwfto la hre e4 a Xalf Bear. '
4nrl and Portland were brke yester-
. day. by th etamr Tlgrapk. wnicn
. rnvrd the ISO-mil trtch In I hour
-nf a ininut.,- :", - . '
Bha.lrft th elty by h sea at I
orlnrk and t f:IO last night h was
-lIviFt alftn " t Alder street doct.
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showing of Fall
the world over
moat half an hour. Th beet tlm here
tofore' made en that route waa by the
old eteamer Telephone-a number of
year ago; aha made the run In hour
mtf'tr IBtnute. ' --r---',. '"-
From now on tha Telegraph will not
atop at any of the way landings). - Cap
tain Rtgga declare that It Is possible
for th eteamer to complete th paasage
In 4 hour and 41 ranutesv and aome day
In the near future h la : going v to
prava It. - -. j- - n. :. . ' . v :.:..'
SAILORS A3 FIREMEN.
Orrwa of tha Bedondand strmger Work
h t Thly" Prlday
' Had It not been for th valiant aenr-
,c formed bjr:CaptainVAWln:nd
crew of the steamer Redondo and Cap
tain Martin and men .of th steam
schooner W,, H. : Kruger -,tt4 A bellvd
by the waterfront contingent that th
entire plant of the Eastern Western
mill and possibly all the buildings In
that part of the north aide would bar
gone up In amok on Friday
When the fir broke out the! craft
wer lying at the mill receiving lumber.
There were SO men In the two crews,
and th skipper lined their force up
for. battl Immediately After- they a w
th firebrand carried acroea the river
by the strong wind, trticklly both v easels-
had stee.ro up. Long before the
land force arrived from up town the
Redondo had three 11 nee of hoae on the
dock -and -distributed over an area of
40 feet square. The Kruger waa lying
at the lower end of the dock and not
In a position te conduct a fight from
a point of vantage Ilk th other vessel,
but her men qutokly got hose out and
kept th lumbar in tha north yard of
th mill from burning.
In tha vicinity of th Redondo. It la
aid that fully ISO small flrea were
raging before an engine from the city
reached tb scene. - Th sailors worked
Ilk demon Id their efforts to- prevent
a spread of tha' bias. Th larger
fire demanded their attention, first,
and when theae were got under'eontrol
they gave their attention to tha smaller
blase which - were- continually spring
ing, up all around them. In thia man
ner they fought for about SO minute
before the first fire sngin arrived from
th city, t After the. trained fireman
shewed up the seaman continued .their
labor until all danger waa ever. The
clothe of very man In th outfit wer
iWThoaa sailors". s14 a-tocal ahlpplng
man yesterday afternoon,.- 'rendered
moat efficient serrtr, and It is, my
opinion that they not only saved the
mill but -the entire north end, as Well
ths. Jb (Hidings L jMCjthtfalr ground.
No praise would be too lavish . for
The steamers were In danger of catch-
rng flrewhll th men- were protecting
th mill property. . Big grata ahtptaenti
wer In the hold of each, the Redondo
having :o tona of wheat and th Kruger-J0O
,Th work C-ffitlng out th Redondo
with deckload of lumber waa ' torn,
pleted yesterday afternoon - and h
ailed last night for Baa Francisco.
NORTH KINO ON THE WAYS.
tatloa f th
Sk Vh Badly
"That an examination might be made
f the' bottom ef her hull tb steamer
North King waa hauled en1 the way
yesterday afternoon at.th Supple ship
yards. B5e"" haa -. Just returned' from
Nuahaguk, Alaska, where, ahe accom
panied the aalmen fleet from the Colum
bia river taat spring. - While going up
th coast a terrific gal almoet sent her
to- the hettonv Her house and all tha
- -r works wer damaged and th llfs-
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289; Washington Street-rllotel Perkins Building
boats were carried away. "She put Into
BUM where ahe was put Into condition
to proceed north. I .r..- :'';
After inspecting the' yeasel for th
uBderwrReri ysterday?Captarn Hoben
recommended that a new houae be built.
It la probable that he will make almllar
recommendations relative to portion of
th hull. Th North King la owned by
the VWarren, Packing .company of thia
city. Aha will remain In port until th
sajraon season next spring, when she
will again be sent north.
,. The American ship C. F. Eargent. Cap
tain Frya. la expected from . Nuahagak
today or tomorrow. She la the only one
of the Columbia river aalmon fleet that
haa not put in an appearance. The Bar
gent sailed on August 17. and it re
quires abount 18 days for a sailing -res-eei-to
make -thpaaeag from Bristol
bay. Th North King towed her to aea
the day aha left , for -the south. 81ie
la bringing a full cargo of canned aal
mon. which will be s discharged at the
Alaska dock, v . ... "." . ' ' -". ' : j,'
FIRST WOMAN STOWAWAY.
TsJ-mcta Oarriea arid Toward T aides
iWs Kid tm BId t Join aTweetheart.
. This morning at daylight the steamer
Valencia will sail for. San Francisco
with a full list of passengers. -She ar
rived from Seattle last night after an
uneventful trip.' It has beeri about five
weeka since the Valencia's last visit to
this port. but-'n- that-time she has cov
ered a good part of tha coast. ' On her
arrival at tha Bay City more than a
month ago she Bailed for Alaska with
a cargo of freight and more than 400
paasengers, going as far aa Vsldea. She
made the paaage -in six daya and aeven
hours and the officers say It la the
quickest time the trip: waa ever made.
. A little excitement wis added to the
monotony of the voyage by a woman
shipping in man's clothing at th. Bay
City aa a stowaway. - When : ahe - waa
found h bold .among the freight she
pleaded plteously to be allowed to go
to .Vaidea. explaining that aha was en
gaged to' be married aa soon aa ahe
reached, there.. The officers say -'that
she did marry a - proapector the aame
day that -ahe landed at th northern
port. - Captain Johnson Is in command
of the Valencia,- but states he does not
know where th vessel will be placed In
regular aervlce whn she arrives at the
California metropolis. For tha past two
months she has been tramping..
rt Toek Ba Three Week t Bmild Ai
inn Doak Chat Wa Ban4 rriday.
Cf thLOrefon Railroad A Navigation
company 'that'The "AlbtiuV doCKrahlcTl
wa burnedV the other dayv waa built In
Jut three weeks. Warehouse room was
badly needed . by the - company at the
time, and the structure we s rushed to
completion by all the force that could
be worked to advahtsge. It la believed
th same hast will b mad In th-mat-
tor of rebuilding the dock, aa space for
freight will soon be at a premium. .
EUREKA COMES FOR WHEAT.
Biff Ttnaty- Oeaarter WOI Xrfmd" Barf
- - '-- Oargo for Oallforam.
Tha steamer Eureka, under charter to
Taylor.. Young A Co.. to carry five grain
cargo from Portland te San Francisco,
arrived, last night front the. south. .Bhe
la eae of the biggest- carriers of th
coast tramp fleet and will take out 1.100
on each trip. This will tieaq, that she
will carry to California during the next
few weeks 14.000 tona of wheat, equiva
lent to three cargo ef the average
ala carried by th oriental liner. Tb
asWSWaWaBsaaa h S f- 1 1
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Eureka will not begin to take on th
first shipment until Tuesdsy on account
of Labor day. Her cargo will b r
ccivetj j jt th Irving dock, ' . .
' MARINE NOTES.
' Astoria. Sept J. Arrived at a. m.
and left up at :S0 a. ra steamer Val
encia, from 'Seattle Arrived at . m.
and left up- at noon, steamer Eureka,
from Ban Francisco. Arrived down at
11:1 a. m. and sailed at 11:1 p. m.,
steamer Spokane, for- San- Francisco.
Sailed at p. m.'" Steamer Elmore, for
Tillamook. Condition of ' the bar at
p. m smooth; wind . south; weather
San ' Franeiseo, - Sept. 2. Balled at 8
laat night, steamer -Despatch, for Port
Hongkong. Sept' T.-SaBed. Gcrmas
steamship Aragonla, for Portland.
nRi u'kurray;: coesTto
Has Racsntly Managed Publicity
Work of St. Francis Hotel but
Returns to.Oyi Work.
William JlcMurray, who I appointed
assistant general - passenger sgent of
the oomblned Harrlman rallroada In Ore
gon, Waahlngton and Idaho, will arrive
In -Portland September , 10 from San
Franclaco. where h has been In hotel
publicity work. Mr. McMurray's expert
enc In railroading haa been with th
Southern Pacific In- California. He be
gan aa clerk tn the passenger depart
ment, and advanced to more Important
clerkship until about four year ago.
when th company established a Infor
mation 'bureau at th city ticket office.
and ha ws placed tn Charge af It.
A year ago. when the new St Francis
hotel wa completed, the management
wanted a man to Introduce theadvan
tage of th hostelry to th traveling
public, sod Mr. JlcMurray - waa em
ployed. le new returns to the railroad
buetnee a assistant th General Pae-
enrer. Agent Craig, with headquarter
In Portland. .
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Of! OLD RUINS
One St. Johns Lumber Plant to
Ba Rebuilt on Larger Scale
2 V, . V. at Once. 7 '
DANIEL BRECHT MAKES
V;-v PUBUC ANNOUNCEMENT
Lot by Last Wek'B Fir Waa Much
Lew Than Waa First Stated, Hav
ing ' Been Not Mors Than Sixty
Tke eaet side efflce ef The Jearaat Is I
the etor ef sirs. r. W. UcKlsaey. too Saat
Morrlaea stnet. Xelepboae . Seat XT.
' The total , valuation of the mills
burned at St". Johns on' Friday waa not
In excess of ttO.000. ' It Is doubtful If
the loaa will exceed 140.000, and. though
th Con property waa valued at 150,000,
real estate men say that fully hay Its
value waa In th alt and that tarn 121,
000 Insurance will cover the loaa ex
cept, for soma IJ. 060 worth of lumber
In the yards. The loss to the Brecht
property is considerably heavier, but a
the transfer price waa IJ0.000 irt dif
ficult to see where a to of. more than
140.000 can be figured out
Daniel Brecht will at one rebuild his
mill and publicly announced, yesterday
to St John business men that they
need not worry about the future f hi
plant, aa It would be erected on a much
larger plan than waa the bufYied struc
ture and that work would be started on
It immediately,, so as to glv employ
ment to hi many hands who wer out
of a Job. Mr. Brecht. when- h pur
chased the plant, had planned to mater
ially enlarge it a waa announced In the
Journal at that time, and the Are only
hastened his plana and will result in a
plate$. - t '-" - - -r '" - ",!""
The .plan of Mr. Blagen tDl ffotbe
announced until It baa been determined
who bear the loaa and own th lt
o tha mill; mil ha. is kaow,nuJUt-bcJj
favor of gotng ahead and constructing
a. mill at least aa large as th on de
stroyed. STATION A KEEPS UP.
Bew Bawt Bid Festal stadUn Bxpeei
mn a aVrewth to Basin.
" Th new postal station on t'nlon ave
nue, which was opened ' a couple of
months ago, has done It share In en
abling Postmaster Mint Jo report a
record business for AngualL. Postmaster
W. S.. Halvor of the station stated. yee
terday that the atamp s,la for Angust
amounted to 11.200; 144 . domestic money
order of a value of il.SIe.1T were le
aned; It International ordere were Issusd
at value of 1471.41; 100 orders for
amounts aggregating ... 11.191 11
paid, and Ii0 plecea ef mall . i
tered. In addition to thla la'
of business, the general deli
of th eight Carrier was f
Increased. Much ef the Iner
tn the esta!.:'"" -"tt ef ts ,
! -r-..,r .' t '. r 1
craft on th east aid; hundred of 11
tars are often received In a day and as
many answers sent by the large force
of clerks; but, besides this business, tb
receipts of th ufflc how a great -gain
and that In one of the dulleat months of
the year usually, and thla Is considered
all the more remarkable-because the
fair nulnesf and tranaleat general de
livery work Eardly affect the station. .
SHE WOULD NOT SWEAR.
tf tl WltaiM Thinks " Jndg; . X :. n
" Baorhty Mm, and Says Bo. . .'
When Mrs. John Witsel, tt yeara of
age, took th witness stand In the cast
side Justice court yesterday aba did ao
with the determination "not to be made
light of by them air lawyer fellers," and
aha wasn't ',, .
"Hold up your right hand and .. be
sworn," directed Judge Baton. .
"EhT said tha wttn.-- -- -
"Hold up your right hand and be
sworn. cried the judg. -
I never swore In my whole life and
I ain't goln' tot begin now," said the irate
old woman, nervously- smoothing tb
front of her "gown. - --t '
'It you are not sworn, we won t know
Whether you are telling the . truth or
not" yelled Judg 8ton. In a voice that
roused tha sleeping constable in the next
room..- - . '''".!- - -.. ',-
I never- told anything but tbe truth
so long aa I hava lived end that's more
years than you'll ever se. young man,"
responded the witness, austerely. -
Tha Judge roared, but that had little
effect; .then he modulated his voice and
explained that if she would Swear ha
would be very grateful. The aged wit
ness electrified th room - by reaching
over ana - tapping nun on me coeex.
murmuring something tbt sounded Ilk
Thia waa but one of a series "of Inci
dent that mad th hearing of the case
against 3. I Patterson unusual. Patter
son waa charged with kicking Mrs. n.
Witsel of Woodstock In a -neighborhood
quarrel. H. B. Adams, assistant district
attorney, and O. W. Stapleton represent
ed the state,- while ' Baker and Fisher
pleaded the elde of the defense. . -
Mra. Witsel asserted, that wnu pick
ing peaches from a tree whtqh grew In
the yard belonging to both families Pat
terson pushed her aside and kicked her.
This testimony was corroborated by the
remarka of th sged witness and In part
by a nurse, who testified as to th natur
of the injury. . ' .....
n hi ewn behalf, rPatteraon Informed
the court that Mr. Wltzel was a terror.
and that he had long before endeavored
to have nothing to do with her. delegat
ing th lob- of collecting the rent to
a. He informed the court That she
had driven him out or hi own garden
wltha..ko ndepUheta . He asserted
that thi real catiee of th trouble was.
neeause ane paraisiea in picxing peaches
from a. tjrea that belonged to Mm, and
that when the trouble occurred from
which the suit arose he pushed by her
to go to the hous and she seised a club
end struck t him. Pstleraon aald that
In taking the club away from, her, ahe
fell and sustained the injurlea she com
plained t and which served aa tha basis
for th stste's case.
Th court decided that, though ther
wia probably considerable provocation
for th. attack, tomethlng more sever
nd direct than a fell caused the Injuries
and Patterson waa fined IJI.
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SUTTLE TIRES 0
Chief Clerk of Harriman'a Pt:
aenger ' Department . Hera
Hands In Resignation.-.
WILL ATTEND TO PRIVATE
Capable and Popular Railroad IT. .
' Surpriseg Officials of Oregon C' -road
. Navigation Compacj I,
JHia Action. . .-
George 8uttl. hlef clerk In the rr
enges department of th combined I -
riman line, ha resigned. He ha k: .
in th employ ef th Oregon RaiZre .
Navigation company 20 yearn.
"I want to gat outsid and hava t -tire
freedom of action. My -tlm w ,
be occupied with looking after my e a
affairs and I have no plana for tt' i
up any new line of bust nee," he asiO.
Mr. Buttle will continue In th toil.
tlon until a successor is ehoaen.
"If Mr. Buttle has really determined
to retire from thia department his ac
tion will be much regretted by me." said
General Passenger Agent Craig. - "I
shall regard his leaving an a distinct
loss to thla offlc." . ,
Mr. Buttl confirmed the reoort of hi
decision' to retire. He said h had seen
hard at work a long time and tt had
become n "grind.". H ha property in-
terest that will recefve hi attantloa.
He la still under-4 yeau of agn. His
railroad career began- where it end,
with the Oregon Railroad 4a Navigation
company. He atarted as m clerk in th
paaeenger oCBc and ha seen a number
of general managers and general pas
senger agent pass aero th stag.
Among hi colleague til career 1 '
regarded aav having been successful. A
boat -of friend en railroad row prw
regret that h la having the work. -
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