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X THE OREGON i)AILY JOURNAL, -PORTLAND, SATURDAY EVENING. MARCHES,
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"(Continued from. Fs go On.)
4ale-for prompt payment, making a
.rate of SS cents. ;: ,' .
"The- Question of the price of gas
came up for" "discussion among the di
rectors last August.", said Mr. Adam a.
Did yoii evet. sec a RgECT:ifecd dop ash !
TTRft anp orilv a few of the dfttai1s:thnt my ymr
"We were not all agreed ' aa to the
-amount of ieauullOirtrpeTftdrTnial
time, so we compromised on a reduction
of 10 centH '" further reducr
and niakc "PERFECTS", better.
tlon to II to take place Mar 1 of this
" li J . i A
year.t 1 with a t cent discount. ;TWi
r-'- - .win go tutp effect May l
The laat hour of the aesalon waa oc-
eupled In llatenlng to the teetlmortr of
gaa consumers who Jiad been subpoe
naed to tell , of oausee of complaint
' agalnat the gaa company.
r.1 a. glass's -ruur
The attempt to. prove by the teetl
mony of Edgar M. Piper that the stock
. of the gaa company Is -largely water,
waa a ludicrous failure and the die
, eomflture t the Oregonlan forcea waa
palpable. So utter waa the collapse -of
thla charge that Judge - McGinn waa
-.' forced to make a diversion by attack
.. '." Ing the validity of the gaa company'a
-franchise a aubject .wnully foreign to
the purpose of the gaa company's ln
- i vest Igat Ion. Attorneys for the gaa com
" , pany called .his attention to the fact
. -that the lnveatlgatlng committee was
' charged only with inquiry into the .price
W and qualify of gaa. -and had no power to
,a Inquire legal -jaisUoce raised
y an attack on tno legality or tne Iran
i'' chlHe. ' t -
-- But Judge -MoOlnn persisted and. read
' at great length from decisions of atate
i"aud ..federal oourta to show that the
out consent of the legislature, - worked
a forfeiture. Not until the committee
tne question or tne price ana quality
of gas d ldJildg!
-When K. B. ' Piper was aikedl to state
what' he could aa to 'the Oregonlan
charges that the stock of the gag com
panyls wntred, he. entered n,a,hla-
Tt6ryof the company, from the granting
of the original franchise. The witness
admitted that bis information waa au
. second hand.- "common report," and that
ea.to the details of the sale to the
' present company fn 14t he had no In
formation. In so far aa the . witnea
stated facta he told only what had been
told earlier la the investigation by C.
F. A dam a. The only extraordinary part
of Mr. Piper's testimony was the deduo
ttona which he drew from the facta, and
on cross-examination he waa forced to
... menia. , . .
Considers took All Water. W
" w Briefly told, the testimony of the wit
nessea was aa follows: In 181 the
Portland Gaslight company transferred
Its stock to Mills. Adama and White
house, for an unknown consideration?
Thfese three men then sold to the Pbrt-
- land ni ' comoanr. the new company.
which had been capitalised tor 11.000.-
i. ftflff.ln bftnd fiTano,aa -in . tefc
A tJn 192 the old company a earning
Wf I q p,vvv ,11, .mm uiv vuw
- new company bore t per cent Interest
- a fixed charge amounting to $40,000 per
: annum bad been imposed. "Mow much
money or actual value the-old com
pany got for Its property the witness
"had noa Idea." He believed, however,
that the million In bonds given by the4
present company waa. full, payment for
tne prorrjty ana inn iu, iiw-k
' pure water." " ' ' "T "r '
In 1801, aaidjhe witness, the Portland
"Ge ' company t found : It impossible "to
. stagger longer under- Its load of In
debtedness and determined on reorgani
sation. It waa agreed that of 'the
$1.000.6((0 of stock outstanding all butlbe $1,087$ per thousand feet. If the
JoO.OOO should be canceled. The bond
holders agreed to cancel one half of
their 11.000.000 worth of bonda and. TO
accept" la lleu.of the canceled -bonde
71 1500,000 bf if atoofcvjThe -bandholdera
further agreed to advance $260,000 in
rcash for whlch they received that
amount rn new bonds, thefnOny"goini
1 Into tb-raaury,- Finally the- bond'
holders consented to a reduction In the
rate of Interest on the bonds from to
( per cent, and aa the bonda had still
,; il year to run It Waa agreed that the
heldera ahould 'be compensated for this
loss of Interest by receiving 1160,000 la
atock. .- ---
"' Where Piper railed.
Th nhvlr.nu i-nnrlmlnn fnim Plpr'
teetlmony . waa that all the "water" In
' the capitalisation of the Portland Gas
' company-had been aqUecsed out by the
. reorganisation of 1901, when 5 per cent
of the stock waa surrendered and can
celed. - Judge McGinn hastily Inter
ejected ' the suggestion that .there was
. .,"! 50,00 of high finance" In the reor
ganisation of the company and the wit'
. nesa promptly replied that "it. looked
. that way.'
Slnoe.th reorganisation In 1901, the
. company has Issued 9800,000 of new
stock, all of -which, said the witness,
. hss been paid for In cash,- dollar for
dollar. - Judge McGinn' again came to
the reaoue and asked if it was not the
' Tact that the more stock la Issued the
' heavier becomes the grind on the con
sumer. Mr. pipnr again thought that It
J'looked that way,!'
' - The ' crose-examlnfitlon waa devoted
""" entirely tq,. Adding out why Mr ; Piper
Uiouglrtr here-wafcwaer rinth preeen
'. capitalisation of th gus company, when,
'. ' by his own admission, every dollar of
atock na bonds represented an actual
- rnveatmene-ei-eneqnat amount of
' money.' The editor repeated hia former
declare tlon that when the'present com
pany bought out the eld company In
1892, paying a million in bonds and
mill ton -i-alotk(the. stoclt waa-rail
'.'water. ,'" ,
; Very well,' said Mr. Wood; "but on
the reorganisation of the company
1901 all but $50,000 of this atock waa
- LOGGING AND HOISTING ENGINES
J1ABINK AND ETEAMB.
' HEAVY SAWMILL SPECIALTIES f: '
, V . . POWER TRANSMITTING MACHINERY
" Guaranteed heavier, stronger and of better design than, sim
" liar machinery built elsewhere. We believe what we say and
stand behind it-J.'" -' :,V':?- .''-.' v' f i'. :"'l:JJ.?2L
Villamette Iron arid Steel VorKs
" PORTLAND, OREGON, U. S. A.
I . . - c1fT I III- '
oanceled and absolutely wiped out,; waa
u . not?" . ; - - - ., ;
Tea". admltUd Plper
'. a thl.! pnlnt Ih. Mil, dlssn.
pea red r ' continued the attorney
"Th,n rPf" "mnHhnMera -Blir..
rendered one half of their bonda which
were a Hen on the proDer:
stock in place of them, they really gave
value-for the stock
Pfper-thought that-the bondholders'
money waa "loaf and It waa with aome
dlf f lculty that Mr.AVood--flnaJly
ootainea tne . aammsion . mat tne
atook ' given 'to -the . bondholders
In -lieu of their bonds was
paid for by the surrendered bonda,
" AaaOyslag the Testimony.
Tou said that the $800.00. of stock
which haa been ao.ld by. the company
since 1901 waa issued by Ita 'mere flat,'
and that the - more atock- la lasued the
heavier the grind, will be on .the con
sumers. If the stockholders" of this
company, expend $300,000 . thla . summer
the money goea Into extensions, lent it
right-that the money ahould pay Inter
est to the men who put It InT la any'
one hurt thereby 7",. . -. .v.v-'r
The wltneaa was obliged to acknowl
edge that, bis former testimony on this
nnint hail Hen mlHtjtken r r-'
I don't thlnkJL-waS tlni
explained. "It la perfectly clear thai
aa a ' company grows - and Us business
grows. It must tnvast greater sums In
improvements. I think I would better
correct my former.
Although Harvey W: Bcott waa again
present at the investigation, he was not
called to the witness stand. - The ex
amination of C F: Adama, the presi
dent of the gaa company, developed some
interesting facts. In testifying to tne
customary allowance for depreciation In
a s plant he said It ahould be figured
at from "7 to 16 per cent of the' value
of the plant, but that the 'Portland Gas
company . had charged off; on an aver
age,- leas than 1- per cent. i n toiai
coat of gaa In Portland. the present
timet including manufacture, distribution.
administration, depreciation (figured at
tVfc per cent),- ( per cent dividends on
the-stock and Interest on bonds, would
rate or aiviaenaa on .- wt f
cent the coat-per thousand feet of gaa
would be $V1T4$., At 10 per cent, the
cost would oe i .!.
Cost of labor Here Ze XlffW
Comparisons with other cities are
difficult, said Mr. Adama. becaui of
the varlationa In price-of labor, price
of materials, volume of output, num
ber of consumers and other condition
Three quarters, of the gas com pan lea
work their men In 12-hour ahlfta, while
the Portland company : works . three
ahifta . of eight hours each. Increasing
the cost of labor -about 60 per ' cent
The daily output of gas In Portland Is
about 1.000,000feet; In Ios Angeles
about 6.000.000, and In Ban Franr.iafio
front 8,000,000 to 11,000,900 feet.
In New York the number of consume
era la 'about 600 for each mile of main.
In Portland the number la from 100 to
110 on the west side and from $0 to 6
on. the eaat.alde.- -; , .;
Mr. Adama testified that the gas com
pany' had never paid a cent for politi
cal or legislative purposes, nor do the
directors receive any compensation;-. In
the laat five years the expenses for
legal fees had not been over $300 or $400.
As president of the comptny Mr. Adams
drawa a aalary of . I860 a' 'month. A
superintendent waa formerly' employed
at $500 a month, "but buaineaa become
ao poor we had to let him go and I took
his Place," testified Mr. Adams.
"What salary did "you draw' as super
intendantr' asked Mr; Teal.. , , ,
"Nothing.", i - t
. "And how long, did you draw that
galaryrlarrsr-- -i ' -
"Five yearaT1 anawered lb WHneM.
. Mr. Adama atated that during the
present year the company will spend at
least $360,000 In extensions and Improve
mentv The bulk of th extensions will
be on the eaat aide. . ' . ;,
- - - ew Witneases mespoad.'. '
Although aom T6 wltnesaes had been
aubpoenaed- acarcely. .one - In ten - re
sponded when their names were called.
Of those who did testify several de
clared that they bad nor cause com'
plaint, and that the gaa waa satlsfso-
I I it' tW?-.?
rrt f itssm
k I r -1 f 1 1 wa;r ;.'-r- t
- ' .
lory.. .Why they. had beea-subpoenaed
theydid -not" know.; r "."
.There were others, however, who told
a different, etory and complained that
their . gas bills bad been extortionate.
Perhaps the most striking testimony of
this description waa' given by George
H. Howell, a compositor In the employ
of the .-Oregonlan. ' He produced his
bills for the. months of October, No
vember and December for -the - years
1903, 1904 and 1906. The total bills for
the laat three months of 1903 were $18;
for the like period-In 1904, $1 (.10; for
the rorreeprmdlng tlmt In 1806,- $ 21.20.1
Mr.. Howell .admitted that he had
changed his residence about a year ago,
but insisted that there had been ho in
crease In his consumption of gaa. -'
"I found It cheaper to burn. -gas at
$1.60 than when the price dropped to
aald Howell. He testified that
he" complained .to the company, but suc
ceeded only once In getting a reduotion.
V. J. Stelnmetx, a real estate dealer,
had a big grievance ' against the gas
company on"a.ccountr of overchargeaV but
as he had failed to bring his gas bills
with him the committee decided to hear
him- at the next session, when his bills
will be produced. . ; ; - r -'
- "rrr " Xfanmdrymam Oomplaias.
" Ia T. Ollllland, manager of the Union
Laundry company, . testlfred that he did
not get the servloe formerly given, aa
there-Is not aa much heat In the gaa
as there used to be. The laundry usee
the gas. - ,. . ...-.-n...
"There - was. -oner ttmeraat-sTrmmer
when we didn't have to put any air In."
aald the wltnesa, and a laugh rah
around the -room. .
J. F. Olaxlk, a barber at 209H Third
street, complained that his gaa bills
had been too high.' The largest In
crease for any single month was -from
fl.86 In December, 190S, ttr-$5.16 In De
cember,: 1805. He-admitted that he had
never made any complaint td the gas
company with a view to having, the bill
the Oregonlan. - J "'
- JJ A. Benedict, superintendent of Zan
Brothere' factory, produced bllla for
a year past,- showing a large Increase In
the amounts of hla payments to the gaa
company.' Though "he had changed hla
realdence during the year, he believed
there had been no lncreaae In the amount
of caa used. In November, 190 his bill
waa I1.8S. .nd ihe same month a year
Jtrt jwaf i4Ur-arp6ftx-U:waa only
when cross-examined by Mr. Teal that
the witness admtttted that the 'amounts
of the targe bills of which he Was com
plaining were the gross charge and that
hla actual payments were materially
less, aa be secured the usual discount In
every esse.' In December,-105. hle grons
bill. wa $ll.5, and in January of thla
year the amount (gross) was S 1 l.SS. as
compared with fl.ts a year previous.
"I should say that Mr. Benedict had a
large-alsed kick," aald Mr. rTeal, "but
we would like to look the matter up."
ays Odor of Oas la sttrona;. "
R. 8. Farrell -complained both of the
amount of his bills and of the odor of
the gaa, which sometimes waa so bad aa
to Interfere with, cooking.
W. CPowera was aaked-what com
plaint he had against the gas company.
"Not -any."" ';" ".'''. ' '
"Is the gas satisfactory?" ,
"Perfectly, .with the exception of the
fact thatthere la sometimes-alf in the
pipes so as to Interfere with lighting
the gas." There was no trouble from
air In the pipes-except when-Hghtlng
the gas. v-.
-r-Rtbert Brady, a-plumber, bad no eom
plaint to make. ' -. -rf
Mayor Lane was called to the stand,
but he, too, hsd no complaint and was
dlsmlsed.- - J' .
Bays Flpes Are Badly bald.'
I J. Dame, a former employe of the
gas oompany and the author of two let
ters published In the Oregonlan. waa
the laat witneaa called. He declared
that the gas-company cared nothing as
to the manner In which pipes -and fix
tures are put In Inside of consumers'
houses, and the leakage from careless
work Is very heevy. To this leakage
he attributed much Illness. The wit
ness Indulged In much, criticism of the
-present supeTtntendentof -thegmr com
nanv. Dame admitted that he could
II give eatlefattlew? by his own werU.-H
although he insisiea wai no rweignea
his Job voluntarily nd was not dis
charged, tm crosa-exsmlnaUon by Mr.
Teal. Dame said: . . - .
"The only time the superintendent
made a oomplalnt about my work was
after I had said I waa going to quit.
Then he told hie-that my laat Job-wae
the bummeat Job everrurned out of
the offlce.' ? , 1 ,
INNER; CIRCLE" EXPOSED
(Continued from Page One.)'
that Slmpkina will be captured Inside
of three daye,es .detective are hot on
his tralL H said, without a doubt that
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Richard" Ac ItcCurdy, lately preIdent
f T the" Mutuai"Llfe,""hii Morris
. townj ' New, Jersey, home, and his
daughter, Mr. Louis A. Theband,
Who Accomoanicr her husband and
parenta to Paris.,
Slmpklns had a hand In. the assassina
tion. . , The evidence against St. John
J was not all that could be desired and It
way hard to connect Steve Adams with,
the crime,- although he "waa undoubt
edly ImpIicated-iB- other Crimea. ,
Swain said he could show .through
telegrams that Moyer, - Haywood and
Pettlbone were In close ' touch - with
Orchard and Slmpkina up- to- wUhlav--av
few days of the murder, and ao faxaa
he could corroborate Orchard's confes
sion he had the histories In minute de
tail of all the prisoners for alx years
past '. - -
Letters threatening violence and de
struction ' are .being received by Gov
ernor Ooodlng, Judge Smith, Prosecutor
Hawley. and all - connected ' with the
prosecution, signed "Knee bone," mailed
from Colorado, Montana and Idaho.
:,Kneebonr was shot to 'death, by 40 tnln-
ers in tne nret -oeur a Aims rran di
July 8, 18(4, and the,tame Is considered
an omlnoua threat. ,
'After telling this story-of ' his 21
murders Orchard .concluded with an ex
pression of penitence and a determina
tion to make what atonement he could.
In a broken voice he aald that he hoped
Ood would forgive him,, aa at last he
realised the. monstrous -nature of hla
cri mea and deserved all the punish-.
ment that could be meted out- ,
TO PUMP PENDLETON "
WATER BY ELECTRICITY
(Speclil Dlipetrb to The JearasL) -'
Pendleton, Or- March 8 By the terms
of an agreement which has been entered
into between the Pendleton" water com
mission and the . Northwestern . Oas
Electric company,"he city -pumping
plant is henceforth to -be operated by
electricity. The contract proposed Is for
10 years and for pumping the water the
electrlo company will be paid $4,000 the
first year and 11,100 annually for each
Under the terms of the Agreement the
oompany agrees-to Install a 78-horse-power
motor and a pump which shall
be able to pump 1.000 gallons-of water
a minute. ThO earn shall be ready for
use by June 1. 19047 When the plant
Is installed and la - working In accord
ance wfth the' contract the sum of $2,000
is to be paid the company, and at the
end of the year the remaining $1,000
for the first year's work will be paid.
Preferred Stock Censed O-eods. .
- Allen- Ai-La wis' -Beat Brand. .. . . , . . ;
:'1 Bake Union Support stead.
. (Xpui DMelrlt - The Jeereal. -
Baker City, Or., March I. In view of
the attitude taken against John L. Rand
of thla city by the labor unlona of' Port
land, at a meeting -of the Baker City
Trades s,nd-iiabor assembly resolutions
were adopted condemning the attack on
Rand, published in the Portland Labor
Press, aa "slanderous and uncalled for
and tending to mislead the people of thla
district for tho-beiwflt-f political can
didates In other parte of the atate."
Conducted on safe lines that have stood theHest of time. .Profits
of the business paid to policyholders at the end of each year.
X. Samuel, Manager, Macleay Building, 2S3 Washington St,
Portland, Qregon. " - - . -
li r: - ' V-; 47 FIRS T S TREET ; ; :M':r ?
An American Citizen Rounded
ESCAPED MONTHS LATER
AT FIRST OPPORTUNITY
Dropped Out of Line During Blind
ing Snow Storm,. Bribed a Soldier
and Swam a River to Freedom in
: Austria. " " - -: -:
' . (Jeoraal Special Serrle.)
New Torta, March S. imonf the
S.T7S steerage paaaenaers on the Hamburg-American
liner- Pennejrlvanla, ar
rivlnc yesterdar. waa . Nathan 8plesel,
an American cttlsen, who said that he
had been Imnressed into the Russian
army while on a visit to his mother last
summer. He did not succeed In roaklnf
his escape until December, when he
Amnrwwt nnf nf line, made hla war back
I to hla mother"! home and ot awas
xrom nuHia oj onuini uiurer buu
swlramlna a small river Int Austrian
territory, " ' '
Bplesel decided" laat July that he
would go back to his native town on
the Russian frontier and endeavor , to
persuade hla mother to eome to Amen
ca with him.
n''A troop of Cossacks swrrounded the
houee and arrested me," said' Bplesel,
"and took me prisoner. I was examined,
measfifed and told I would make a food
soldier. 1 served for months, not dar
ing t Show my naturalisation papers
for - fear they -would take them , from
me. --''..'.' ' '
"It was not until December that I
rot a. chance to escape. The retlment
was on the march. to Voalauk and when
night overtook us we were still march
ing. , It was snowing, and I found It
comparatlvely-jeasy-to drop out of the
SLAIN BY -T0RNAD0
(Continued from Page One.)
After the tornado had passed the un
Injured turned out to aid In the work of ,
rescuing those caught In the' debris.:
Temporary hospitals were Improvised. v
and aa fast as taken out the Injured -were
carried to them, while the dead
were placed in pyacant bulldlngjutlilsed
aa a morrue.
Heroic efforts were made by me eltl- I
sens In subduing the flames, but many
were incinerated before tin fires-were
under control. , Not much could be done
In the darkness, but with dawn thou
sands' of volunteers begun a systems tic
search for the dead and Injured.
Throughout the night guards petroled
the area of debris and wreckage by the'
light of camp fires. They were as
sisted by cltlsens as well as the police
and firemen. "A number of negroes
caught looting were summarily pun
The path of the tornado extends from
the Meridian Fertiliser company on the
south to the Meridian cotton mills ih
Georgetown, an eastern euburb. Many
of 4he box ears standing on the tracks
Of the Alabama at Pittsburg were over
turned and many oAilldlnga not other
wise hurt -were unroofed.. The vast
piles of lumber In the Roebuck com
pany'a yard were scattered over a large
'-Many Varrow Saoapea. .;
Many narrow escapes are , reported;
William Kthrldge, a young man,-waa
carried 100 yards through the air and
aet down on hie feet unhurt Twehty
one men were caught In a restaurant
and five of them killed. Mrs. R. Slngle-
lier daughter amT granaaaugnter
were killed in theif Jiome by a falling
roof. Five unknown pegroee-snd whltee
were killed In the Georgetown cotton
mills and six killed in the fertiliser
WT A-Garrett, night clerk at Camer
on's restaurant, "was carried through the
air a "couple" Ofhuhdred yards, .had -a
leg broken 'and wss otherwise seriously
Injured. F. C.Woodruff., bookkeeper of
a ruined, business house.T was pinned by
his leg. Wnlon w Druacu, unu-r un
mrkiii for 12. hour.
This morning h bodies of 18 ne-
FORCED TO SERVE
111 CZAR'S ARfilY7
..IVI.!.,..!...!.- II . .1.11. ............... - .-. - - -
77 tor us fbr Xsror &0 years,:
. -and has
AU Counterfeits, Imitations and f Jost-as-8rood are bat
;zpeiimeht& tkat trifle with and endanger the health of
Influita and ChildrciiItiBr
What is CASTOR I A
' Oaststia Is harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Pare
goric, Drops and Soothing1 gyrops. It la Pleasant. It
eon tains neither Opium, Morphine nor other NarcotlO
ambstance. Its age Is its guarantee. It destroys. Worms
and ' allays r FoVerlshncss. It , cures Diarrhoea and "Wlnd
7olio, - It reneves Teethlnjr Troubles, cures"Cdnstlpatlon '
said Flatulency. ; It assimilates the Food regulates the
".' Stomach and Bowels, Irin g healthy and natural sleep.
The Children 3 Panacea The Moth4s.Fjrt.ea4l..,;i.:.
The Kind You Have Always
In Use Fbr Over 30 Years.
l " -BATHAiwtrr- I A Perfasscd Lixnry I -bathaswixt-;
i RICE POWDER I Fee dte SATH , I COMPLEXION SOAFJ J
il Beet leilet eowd.rr An- J SeftesM Hard Water X2Z1 "iiJflk "
slajsitixsiHir wm. 4 Mgar ncavy
I -N- tMili wind .." awtter idea rf ,.en.mr laOwr. V.ry S 1
I I , N W AT m HQ, MyaCl, M Tf ST 8WI V j
Phone Main 2000 : 263
groes, many of them partlaliycVemated,
were taken out of the ruins of the tene
ment district Many more are atlll
buried in the debrta. Twelve unidenti
fied 1 oodles were4'eoovered- from the
ruins In the manufacturing suburbs.
TAX COLLECTIONS IN "
BENTON ARE EASY
.ltSpMlLDUplch. la The fosroal.) . .
Coevallla, Or., March I. Tax collect
ing la on In full force at the Benton
eounty sheriffs office, 400 seople hav
ing already paid In their amounts. The
time for getting a rebate expires on
March It. and about 1.400 peotrfe- usual
ly take advantage, of ..the . period and
save-that-much on their takes, Every
mall brings in lettera and money jio
Sheriff Burnett, and the amount Of
money paid in' over his counter so far
this - ear -la Jl 4.3 44A1 ThU-lsboul
as- much as- had been paid at the same
timftJtajijreaL..i)iU1a tnar thn ta
roll was not turned over until February
IS, while last year It was In the handa
of tha sheriff January IS. '.
MRS, MARY MOORE IS '
-ARRESTED At C0RYALLIS
' ' (SlwHal IMipatrb te The JrvL)
Corvallla. Or., March. . Whan the
Corvallta Eastern train arrived yea.
terday from Yayulna, Mrs. Mary
Moore, who boarded It at RummlU was
met here by Deputy Sheriff Wells snd
taken Into custody on the order of the
eherlff of Linn county, where she Is
wanted on a statutory charge. She
was taken on the noon train to Albany
ft Peputy WeHa-
:. ' i i ... i I v;'"'' i n
baa borne the signature of
been made muter tits t- -
Ij- aonal soperrlaion since ltfaiftar.!-r-r
s Allow no one to deceive you In this. v.
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BANK AND OFFICE RAILING
r WIRE AND ICON FENCING . -
Barbed Wire, Wire and Lawn Fencing,
Poultry Netting, Etc. . ,
& IRON WORKS
FLANDERS ST., Near Third
MILWAUKEE IS AFTER
; HOQUIAM TIDE LANDS
gpelal Dhpetch.ee The Joemal.)
-Aberdeen. - Wash., March I. Reports -
from Hoqulam are to tha effect that
the Chicago. Milwaukee at St Paul Rail-,
road oompany, through Its representa
tives. Is getting hold of ttdelande from
tha state on the harbor. ' According to
the law,, these ttdelanda are Sold by the '
katate at an appraised value, but owners
of lands which border on the same have ,
the first right to buy them within a ' '.'
certain time. .-.'' - r '
- There-Is no evidence of such activity -here
as Is said to be prevailing at Ho-::.
qulam, but there is a rumor that the . .
rtorthenrPactflo RaHway- eom pany bee
been quietly securing additional land. '
with the Intention. It Is thought,. f ,
TO REFORM SCHOOL
(SpeeUI Din'k e The iearaalj
Eugene. Or., 1 March I Floyd Fryer
aged II years, was taken to tha reform
school from here .today. ' He Is tha soa
of J. JP. Frye ef Springfield, who says
It Is Impossible to manage the bojr.
Floyd. wh two othe hr. ran awe r
from home the first of this w-rk. hut
wss caught south of Kosohurg ant
brought back. The boye bmke Into a
car on a southbound throng friht
train. They broke opn soveral raie
of canned fruit and ealnion. whlnh eii
plled them with food for lr and a