14 THE MORNING OEEGOMAN, .SATURDAY, SISraSMJBER 19, 11XJ3 EASY WORK, BIG PAY Sacramento Firm Offers Bait to Letter-Writers. C0PYISTST0GET$20AHUNDRED Portland Woman Follow Instruc tions, Sends 50 Cents, and Then Find She Must Victimize 100 Friends Before Being Paid. A fraud petty in Its character, cruel be cause it victimizes only those who can ill afford to lose even 50 cents many years old and yet young with the perpetua South of all schemes based on the eternal c?eduli?y of the human race Is being worked with some success in Oregon by different gangs of sharpers who reside in Chicago. St Louis, Sacramento, and else- WTheeir method, which Is practically the same in all cases. Is to advertise : In i yarl ousnewspapers for women to write letters SThome and to promise for this work the attractive pay of $20 a hundred. Were Oils promise to be fulfilled, pretty nearly any body could make, several hundred dollars Evert applicant for this remunerative job receives a circular which conveys the glad tidings that the applicant is hereby appointed to write letters, and that the company will pay prpmptly at the end of eacl week "20 cents for each letter sent us. as stated in our letter of Instructions sent to employes." The circular proceeds to say that In or der to prove the applicant's good faith and to cover the cost of material It will be necessary to send the company 50 cents. When this is done the applicant receives a number of copies of the circular and in ductions to write a short postscript to it saying that she knows the company's offer to be a good one. and then to mail the circulars to friends or acquaintances. For each letter containing 50 cents which Is re ceived by the company from these friends the company will pay 20 cents, and for no others. And thus the hope of easy work and big pay fades from the victim. Mrs. Effle Brandt, who lives at 264 East Thirtieth street, recently answered an ad vertisement of the foregoing description Inserted bv the Pacific Supply Company, of Sacramento. Cal. In reply she received a circular which addressed her as "Dear Friend" and proceeded as follows: "Your application is received, and in re plv beg to say we have given you the em ployment and shall be pleased to have you COMMENCE "WORK AT ONCE. ."The work is easy, and the position will not Interfere with your household duties, as you are not compelled to write any cer tain number of copies per day. "We pay you promptly eevry week at the rate of TWENTY DOLLARS PER HUNDRED, OR TWENTY CENTS FOR EACH L.ETER gent us as stated In our printed circular of instructions to em ployes. The letter which we send you to copy contains only 5 words, or eight lines In all. We tell you this frankly because we have seen copies of letters from other firms that are so long you could not earn more than 52 or $3 per week. "We state everything plainly, so there can be no jnlsunderstandlng between us; another thing. YOU GET PAID PROMPT LY EACH WEEK; we do not compel you to work a month before receiving your money, as other firms do." The circular then passes on to more im portant matters. "You don't pay one penny, or anything." It says, encouraging ly, "except FIFTY CENTS, which we ask you to send us along with the order blank herewith Inclosed .for which we send you, all charges prepaid, goods for your own use which we are advertising, so you can see exactly what you are writing about. You receive full value for this small amount, so you can't possibly lose any thing. This Is .the only payment to be made, and will not be called for again, no matter how long you work for us." The Pacific Supply Company Is much grieved at tfte baseness .of human nature. Its use of the word "unscrupulous" tingles with horror. "It Is necessary," continues the circu lar, "to ask for this small amount to pro tect ourselves from unscrupulous persons who answer advertisements only to get what they can for nothing. We don't think for one moment that you are one of this kind of people, or we would not an swer your application, but we found it necessary to adopt this rule with every body." "I guess I'm an Idiot," said Mrs. Brandt yesterday, "but I needed the money and I sent the supply company 50 cents. In re ply I 'got a number of the same circulars that I had received In answer to my first letter, and a box of headache powders. "The company said for me to write a note at the bottom of all these circulars saying that I had accepted tljelr offer and had found It to pay very well. I was then to mall them to people who knew me and who would be influenced by my recommen dation. Then the company said It would remit me 20 cents for each letter received from my friends containing 50 cents. I didn't think this would be honest, so I just did nothing and made up my mind that my 50 cents was gone to people who were smarter than I. Mrs. Brandt then remembered the head ache powders. The reporter wondered aloud what use they were, and Mrs. Brandt had an explanation. "When the people who answer the ad vertisement get the company's answer." said she, "they are liable to have such a headache that the powders will bo useful." COAL NEAR PORTLAND. Yet-City Pays HIgn Prices for "Wood Fuel. "It is strange that the people of a prosperous city like Portland should go on burning wood at high prices and suf fering for a lack of good fuel when on the west slope of the Coast Range within 40 miles of this city there are vast coal measures and the finest forests In the world." This remark was made to a reporter yes terday by ex-County Assessor . Greenleaf, who has lately made an extensive ex cursion along the ocean side of the Coast Bange. "Just-think of it," said he, "wo. used to get wood for $2.50 a cord and a China man sawed and spilt and carried it in fqr SO cents. Now we pay $4 or ?4.25 for a :ord of fir wood, 60 cents for sawing It, and $1 for having it split and carried in, which is nearly double what we used to pay. All wood within easy hauling distance of Portland is gone. There was plenty of the best of wood on the hills back of the city In those days. Dealers are now hauling two cords as easily as they used to haul one, but they have to haul twice as far, so most of the wood comes in on trains and barges, but the best still comes from the hills and is called farmer's wood. "We need" manufactories here and in order to get them we need cheap fuel. There Is something wrong. I can't under stand it. Here, within 40 miles of the city is plenty of coal. Some of the veins have been worked and Nehalem coal Is" known to be of good quality. It is strange that Portland capitalists do not build a railroad to these coal deposits. The pass in the range is only 11C0 or 1200 feet above sea level, and there is 25 miles in which -to make that ascent. "I have been all through the country on the west side of the Coast Range and know what I am talking about," continued Mr. Greenleaf, "and a. road on not more tiaat a 2 per, cent grade can be built in there that would furnish Portland Trith a plentiful supply or coal and alL the -wood, desired." From Mr. Greenleafs earnestness In this matter It Is probable that he has just been negotiating for a supply of fuel for Winter and has come to the conclusion that he could get It cheaper if there -was' a railroad Into the Nehalem Valley. FLOOD SWEEPS A RESORT Famous Alpine "Watering; Place In Austria Suffers Serious Damage. NEW YORK, Sept. IS. A disaster in the shape of a storm has fallen on this place, says the Herald dispatch from Bad Gas teln, a famous Alpine watering place, In Austria. Snow fell on top of accumulated enow and then came a heavy rain, and on both sides of the, valley from the great ranges of m6untaTns for miles came spurt ing forth turbulent cataracts. The water from these rushed Into the Aachen, a small but rapidly flowing river, which runs through the center of the valley, and the mountain stream became a whirl ing mass of turbid waters, rushing at such a rate that wherever it took a sharp turn the danger threatened the banks. The famous waterfall which runs through Bad Gasteln became a thundering mass of furious water, roaring down its rocky bed, causing all the houses in the neighborhood to vibrate from its force. The climax came at 11 o'clock Thursday evening. About that hour the main street of the usually quiet town, where people go to bed early, resounded with the ominous sound of long, loud bugle calls, recognized in the neighborhood as the call of alarm and the signal that assistance was badly needed. The citizens hurriedly dressed and made for the street. The waterfall had Increased to mighty propor tions. Trees and great masses of wood came thundering down. Earlier In the evening the electric lights all over the town had gone out, and the upper bridge on thi! main road to the Bockstein had fallen. A little later the one below the big waterfall gave way. The electric works, which supplied the Imperial Hotel, were completely wrecked. The dynamo was washed into the bed of the torrent. AH communication with the nearest station here. Lend Gasteln, has been cut off owing to the . fall of the bridge, and the few visitors remaining here are temporarily imprisoned. IMMIGRATION IS ILLEGAL Xearly All the Japanese In Hawaii Got in by Crooked Work. HONOLULU, SepT18. Edward Rosen berg, traveling agent of the American Federation of Labor for the Philippines, China and Japan, who has been investi gating conditions In Hawaii, makes the announcement that 99 per cent of the Japanese coming here are Illegally assist ed Immigrants. Hundreds are arriving monthly. He says he will so report to the federation, which will probably take steps to stop them. Xo Cars to Ship Shingle. ELMA, Wash., Sept. 18. (Special.) Nearly all of the shingle mills In this vicinity are closed on account of the low prices of shingles and scarcity of box cars. Lumber mills are running, as lum ber can be shipped on flat cars, which are more plentiful than box cars. A. W. Dem lng's mill will start again next Monday. FROM CANYON CITY TO FOSSIL A Trip of One Hundred Miles in the John Day Country. From Canyon City to Fossil, seats of government for adjoining counties, Grant and Wheeler, respectively, is a distance of 115 miles. The route Is Interesting from the variety of the scenery it pre sents. It passes through valleys of the John Day River, over rolling hills, through rock-walled canyons and over a timber covered mountain. It was late In the forenoon of one of these tranquil Summer days, so common in Eastern Oregon, that the writer began his trip from Canyon City to Fossil, rid ing on horseback, which is the most con vpnlnenr. thoneh not nltvnv?? thft nlpnsant- est method of traveling In this portion ! of the state. Passing down Canyon Creek for a distance of two miles, over the rocky bed of old placer mines, and the road suddenly turns with a bend In the canyon, and the traveler finds himself in the shady streets of the old but attractive town of John Day. The town marks the Junction of Canyon Creek with the John Day River, but as I have described the place In a pre vious article, it is not necessary for me to again tell of its features of Interest, nor of the great mining dredge that Is dig ging gold from the river banks near at hand. But imagine, if you can, that you are riding with me xlown the long, narrow val ley, where .a continuous line of willows In dicate the winding course of the rlv.er through the grassy meadows. Tou watch with Interest the crews of men gathering the hay and hoisting it to the tops of high stacks. In this work some are using wag ons and others are using bucks, a kind of large rake that moves ahead of -the horses and gathers the hay. The latter is a great labor-saver, for it picks up the hay and transfers It to the derrick for elevation to the top of the stack without once requiring the use of a pitchfork. Maud Muller would have been without a Job had these machines been in use in her time. After passing down the river for a few miles, the traveler turns in his saddle to take another look at higher peaks of the Blue Mountains that he Is leaving behind him. A branch of the mountains lies south of him, but the higher points. Canyon Mountain and Strawberry Butte, are in the rear and. their steep, timbered slopes loom up tall and majestic through the blue haze that gave the range its name. The scene is indeed picturesque. Eight miles below John Day, in a little nook in the side of the valley. Is Mount Vernon. It consists of a postofflce, a sin gle store, a blacksmith shop and a feed stable. It Is probable that in time a town of some importance will grow up there, for there Is a good agricultural country above and below it on the river "bottom. It was noon when I arrived at Mount Vernon, and my effort to get a meal was unsuccessful, so I was compelled to sub sist on some canned stuff bought at tho store. Tho stable was .closed and I had some difficulty in finding the owner, and the independent attitude he exhibited was rather amusing. He was at dinner, and when I asked him if I could get my horse fed some grain he replied: "I don't have any grain, and I don't think you can get any here, though, maybe, the folks up the lane there have some. If you want to feed your horse some hay, why Just tie him In a stall and go up a ladder in side and throw him down some." It is certainly fortunate for the traveler that he rarely meets with such indifferent peo ple in Eastern Oregon. After paying the man for the hay I had fed my horse., I resumed my Journey, but I found but little difference in the char acter of the John Day Valley below Mount Vernon than that I had seen In the morn ing. There was a continuation of green fields and meadows where hay had been freshly cut. v It was after dark when'DayvIlle was reached. It Is a little place, and is also named after John Day, the Hudson Bay Company's representative of early times in this country. There was no trouble In obtaining good accommodations here for myself and horse, and I was rather fa vorably Impressed with the. place. Day vllle consists of two hotels, a feed stable, postofflce, one store and two saloons. The main occupation of people in the surround ing country Is stockralslng, and nearly all the tillable land near It Is used In the production of hay. Dayvllle Is 35 miles from Canyon City, and a few miles below It I crossed the line between Grant and Wheeler coun ties. About this place the road leaves the. course of the river, and crosses a series of rolling hills that are barren and CUTS TrfE WAY ' TARIFF RBGUIiATOIt COMPANY APPLIES LOW RATE TO DALLES CITY. Cheap Traveling' for the People of Upper Columbia. Towns Susque hanna's Stormy Trip. There Is no likelihood of the trouble be- j tween the Regulator and Spencer lines' being patched up In the immediate future. As evidence of Its determination to control the upper . river business, the Regulator Company yesterday applied the cut rates that have been In effect on the steamer Bailey Gatiert also to the steamer- Dalles City. The latter Is the way boat that leaves up on the same days as the Gatzerti and the Charles R. Spencer. Since the be-' ginning of the struggle the Spencer Com pany has applied the cut rates between, Portland and way landings, as well as be tween Portland and The Dalles, the Reg ulator Company contenting Itself with cutting only the Portland-Dalles rate. The new tariff, which was ordered yester day by General Auditor Simons, who Is in The Dalles, Is 50 cents for the round trip to any point between Portland and The Dalles. Under the new arrangement, the Gatzert is to stop at Washougal, Cascade Locks, Stevenson, White Salmon, Hood River, Lyle and The Dalles. All other landings are to be made by the L)alles City. No move In retaliation has been made by the Spencer lne, which has a 50-cent single-trip rate to The Dalles and to way points. Captain Spencer says he Is satis fled with the business he is getting, and will keep the cut rates, in force Indefinite ly. The O. R& N. has taken no part in the warfare yet, but as soon as it finds its rail business diverted to the water lines it will be forced1 also to reduce rates to protect Itself. IX A BLOW OFF THE HORN. Stormy Voyage of the Susquehanna From Baltimore. SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 18. The Amer ican ship Susquehanna sailed into the har bor today, ending a short but stormy voy age from Baltimore with a cargo of coal. Captain Bailey reported that all went well until almost within sight of the entrance to the Straits of Lemalre, when the wind that had been blowing rrom the north suddenly swung around and came from the south with hurricane violence. The storm continued' day after day, and the ship was 19 days in getting around the Horn. During the blow the boatswain was washed "from the forecastle head and dashed against the bulwarks by the force of the water that rushed over the ship. He was so hadly Injured that he died a few hours afterward. VIOLATED CUSTOMS LAW. American Tugboat In Trouble at Vancouver, II. C. The American tug Wyadda, which towed the barkentlne Blakeley to Vancouver, B. C, rendered herself liable to a fine of $400 by breaking the Customs regulations. Owing to the fact that there were exten uating circumstances connected with the case, the fine was not Imposed, but the quite uninhabited. In some of the gulches are streams 'of clear spring water, and their courses are marked with willows and cottonwood trees. It was in one of these hollows that I found a corral where a number of men were engaged In "dipping" sheep. It was the first time I had ever seen this kind of work being done, and It was of no little Interest to me. . "Dipping" Is a medicinal bath that is given sheep to cure and prevent the dis ease called scab. The liquid Is placed In a long, deep trough that Is only wide enough for one sheep to pass along It at a time. Two or three men catch the sheep and drop them In at one end of the trough, and several other men stand along its side and push the frightened animals forward by the aid of long, forked sticks. An In cline at the other end of the trough allows the sheep to escape Into another part of the corral. After taking a picture of the men and their sheep, I was soon plodding along over the series of low hills. It was after noon when I arrived at Spanish Gulch, the most noted mining camp of thla section. Many acres of ground have been moved here in the process of placer mining. Some . very large nuggets have been dug out here, and there is much more gold that will be obtained in years to come. Lack of water causes the operations to progress slowly, and. In turn, each mlneowner has nearly the entire use of It for a" season. A little more than a mile from Spanish Gulch and the scene changes. The road leaves the rolling hills and descends into a kind of basin, or wide canyon. In the bottom of which are a few buildings, one being a store and a postoffice. The place Is known, geographically, as Antone. In the hollows coming down from the timber line are occasional ranches that add va riety to the scene. At a stage station about a mile below Antone, I was able to obtain a very good meal. The young man of the family was particularly sociable, and told me of his trips to Portland, and of his visit to The Oregonlan building. He expressed some very logical Views on the range question, and I was so Interested in his conversa tion that I departed with regret. The afternoon ride was a long and tire some one. With the exception of a level valley In which there was a continuous row of-ranches for flveT5r six miles, the road was up and down steep hills. It grew dark before I reached Mitchell, and when I came around a curve In a deep canyon and saw the lights gleaming from the windows directly In front of ine. It was with a sense of deep relief. Mitchell is an interesting little, town built in the bed of a narrow canyon. There is a single street that curves with the canyon, and as the -town grows it will have to enlarge In length rather than in width. Although the population Is only about 175. there Is much business activity, for it is a trading point for a large section of range country- It Is one of the oldest places In this part of the. state, and this, together with Its novel 'location, is one reason of Its being so well known. It Is a town with many characteristics that are peculiarly Its own. It was late in the forenoon of the day. after my arrival there that I left Mitchell and rode out a few miles to take lunch at a farmhouse. Until the John Day River was again reached, which was 18 miles from Mitchell, the road lays over a rather unattractive range of hills. At the point where the river Is reached there aro sev eral ranches scattered along a narrow val ley, and after going about half a mile be yond the place where I forded theu river I put up for the night with the people who keep the Twickenham postofflce. On the following morning I started in good season on the last part of my ride to Fossil, which was 22 miles away. Dur ing my long ride through varied scenery from Canyon City, there was no other stretch of country that Interested me so much as that between Twickenham and Fossil. The road goes over a high moun tain, and much of the way is through tall pine timber. It was a warm day, but in the timber's cool shade there was re freshment. Occasionally I stopped to get a drink from one of the many cool springs that lined the wayl Below the timber line the road follows a creek that Is bordered, with the houses of farmers and ranchers. At last the road follows the creek into a narrower bottom, which only extends for a little distance, and as I emerged from It I saw, with pleasure, the trees and roofs of the pretty little town of Fossil. LIONEL A JOHNSON. master of the Wyadda Teceived. a dressing down at the hands or Collector of Customs B'oweli that he will not forget in a hurry. Every foreign bottom entering that port must enter o,t the Customs. If vessels are berthing at any of the wharves along the city front, .the entering is done after the berth is made, but In the case of a vessel going up the Inlet, a Customs officer must be taken on board before the second Nar rows is reached. The Wyadda entered with the Blakeley, In tow, and made di rectly for Barnet. She did not heave to and pick up a Customs officer as she is .required to by law. The matter was re ported, and when the Wyadda came down from Barnet she was pounced upon by the Customs men. The master of the tug pleaded ignorance as anexcuse, and stated that he had been informed by men familiar with the port laws that it would riot be necessary for him to enter till the retth-n from Barnet. For that reason the fine, jvas not Imposed. The Collector of Customs states that th'e next similar case td come before him will be severely dealt with. SHIPPING TRADE DEPRESSED. Serious Effect Upon Business at Lloyd's. Recent advices from London are to the effect that the depression in the shipping trade Is having a serious effect upon business at Lloyd's Premiums are not only abnormally low, but owners are de creasing the valuation of their vessels. For instance, a steamer valued at 40,003 last year Is regarded as worth 35,000 this year. Hundreds of Idle bojits are laid up in all the principal ports. Those owners who, are sufficiently fortu nate to secure freights are compelled to charter at reduced prices and this also tends to depreciate insurance. While the. three preceding years were re garded as excellent, it is admitted that this year the total made will fall short of the average amount by many thousand pounds. A first-class vessel which would yield five guineas per cent last year Will now produce only four and a half guineas per cent. Ordinarily tramp steamers which were Insured last year at 9 per cent are at present bringing 8 per cent. The difference in the price of premiums involves a large sum when it is remem bered that the value of the boats Insured has declined from 5 to as much in some cases as 20 per cent. The owners may Insure the remainder against - total loss, but this can be done at 2& per cent. For the vessels which are laid up waiting for freights the under writers merely receive a nominal premium of Is 6d per month. As there Is little prospect of an early Improvement, a rise in rates may be ex pected. Owners having decided to com bat the depression, Lloyd's will In turn make up for the lack of Insurance by In creasing the cost. Meanwhile shareholders In shipping companies are receiving an nual reports minus the dividends. CONSTRUCTING IMMENSE SHIPS. Many Large Vessels... Afloat, lut Greater Ones Are Building. The rank of the biggest ships In the world, according to their registered ton nage, is as follows: " Tonnage. Minnesota 21.000 Dakota 20,990 Cedrk: '. .....20,904 Celtic . 20,800 Oceanic 17,274 Kronprinz Wilhelm 14.90S Columbus 14,800 Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse 14,349 Mlnnc-taka 13,400 Mlnnedora 13.400 Minnehaha 1 13,403 Minneapolis ' 13.401 Cymric -..13 396 Finla-.'d 12J60 Kroonland 12,760 Kaiser Wilhelm 12,000 Korea r - 11.27G Slberlu 11,276 The Cedric, Celtic, Oceanic, Kaiser Wil helm der Grosse and Kronprlnz Wilhelm and Lucanla, all have 30,000-horse power engines. The new Kaiser Wilhelm II has engines of 42,000-horse power, and Is there fore th'e fastest passenger steamer afloat. The Cunard Company is now building two steamers-' which will surpass every thing, being 760 feet long, 80 feet beam, 28. 000 tons and 65,000-horse power, t which would make the Great Eastern look very small, for It was 19,000 tons, 2700-horse power and 6S0 feet long. MAXAUEXSB SAILS FOR SIBERIA. r Dnnisli Vice-Consul Expresses Sat isfaction "With Settlement. SEATTLE, Sept 18. After vexatious de lays occasioned by charges preferred against the vessel and the Northeastern Siberian Company,' the steamship Man auense sailed tonight for Siberia by way of Nome. While she took a crew com posed principally of Russians, her corn mander Captain S. S. Connauton, and of ficers aro all Americans. John P. Jacobson, Danish VIce-Jonsul, stated tonight that the Manauense man agement had done more than he required respecting the settlement. Bought a Profitable Wreck. NEW YORK. Sept. 18. Officials of a Bayonne, N. J., oil company are cha grined over the discovery' that they sold for $1800 a vessel full of oil and naphtha worth 540,000. The steamer Maria took fire at the Bayonne plant two months ago and was towed out in the bay to burn. It was thought that its cargo had been con sumed in the blaze, In which the lives of two men were lost. The Bayonne con cern offered the ship for sale, and when the buyers had docked the supposed wreck a few hours later, it was found the valuable cargo had escaped destruction Movements of Vessels. ASTORIA, Or., Sept 18. (Special.) The schooners Volant and Guide are tiue to ar rive at JHobsonvllle, on Tillamook Bay, from San Francisco to load lumber. Tho schooner Oakland with 500,000 feet of lumber loaded at Nehalem for San Francisco was towed to sea by the tug George R. Vosburg on Wednesday. The steam schooner Sequoia arrived at Nehalem on Wednesday with a cargo of general merchandise, and after taking on 150,000 feet of lumber sailed on Thursday for Eureka, where she will load redwood for San Francisco. Spruce Log; Raft From Xclialem. ASTORIA, Or., Sept. 18. (Special.) The tug George R. Vosburg "arrived In last evening from Nehalem and had In tow a raft containing 6S spruce logs, that will measure about 175,000 feet. This is the third raft that has been successfully towed from Nehalem Bay to this port by the Vosburg and the experiment Is prov ing a most profitable one to the owners. Gleaner Clears for Sun Francisco. ASTORIA, Or., Sept. 18. (Special.) The American barkentlne Gleaner cleared at the Custom-Houso today for San Fran cisco with a cargo of 670,000 feet of lum ber, loaded at the Knappton mills. Heather Goes Out "With. Supplies. ASTORIA Or., Sept. 18. (Special.) The lighthouse tender Heather crossed out this evening with supplies for the Umatilla Reef lightship and the Destruction Island light station. Dock Strike at New Orleans. NEW ORLEANS. La., Sept. 18. The commerce of this port was again tied up today by a strike of the Longshoremen, which has been revived. Not a ship Is be ing loaded. Marine Notes. The J. H. Lunsman will finish loading piles for Shanghai today. v The Red.Rock, which Is discharging coal at the O. R. & N. dock, will finish early next week. Electric lights are to be replaced on lightship No. 70, off San Francisco Heads, October 20. The Sargent has finished' discharging her cargo of Alaska salmon at Alnswofth dock, andhas gone down to Winter quar ters. Reinsurance on the overdue steamer Laureh Branch, 27 days from Coronel for Punta Arenas, has heen raised to 60 per cent. The rate on the Andora. 150 days from Baltimore for Iqulque, was advanced to 25 per cent. The steamer South Portland began load ing wheat at Montgomery dock yesterday morning, two gangs working on her. She will probably get away for San Francisco this morning. The steamer will carry about 1100-tons. ' The Lighthouse Inspector of tho TwplfHi District reports that the corrected posi tion of the Yaqulna Bay outside bar whistling buoy, perpendicularly striped,, marked "Y" In white, in 91 feet of water, Is as follows: Llfesavmg Station, S. 61 degrees E. true (E. ?i S. mag.) Yaqulna Head lighthouse, N. 11 degrees E. true (N. W. mag.). The Port Patrick will begin discharging Hamburg cargo at Greenwich dock this morning. She brings 9647 casks of cement and 147 tons of coke. Au, Astoria before coming the river she discharged 2550 casks Of cement. Th shin Is ponslimed tn GIrvin & Eyre, and Is on the free list. une steamer Despatch has entered from San Francisco with 400 tons of cement. Local United States Inspectors Edwards and 'PiiIIpt rptiirnf? vfftprr1nv frnm TVnl- lula, where they Inspected the Elsie May.' Domestic and Foreign Ports. ASTORIA, Or., Sept. 18. Sailed at 10:30 A. M. Barkentlne Gleaner, for San Francisco. Condition of the bar at 5 P. M., smooth; wind southeast: weather clear. San Pedro, Sept. 18. Arrived Steamer Rob ert Dollar, from Portland. New York, Sept. 18. Arrived Hecla, from Copenhagen. Liverpool, Sept. 18.--Arrived Germanic, from New York. . San Francisco, Sept. 18 Sailed Steamer City of Puebla, for Victoria; schooner Guide, for Tillamook; steamer Centennial, for Seattle. Arrived Schooner Stanley, from Bearing Sea. Hamburg, Sept. 18. Arrived Furst Bis marck, from 'New York. Copenhagen, Sept. 18. Arrived Norge, from New York. Liverpool, Sept. 18. Arrived Peruvian, from Halifax. New York, Sept. IS. Sailed Celtic, for Liv erpool. Sydney, N. S. W., Sept. 18. Arrived pre viously, Sierra, from San Francisco. " Tacoma, Sept. 18. Sailed Steamer Queen, for Seattle and San Francisco; steamer San Mateo, for San Francisco. Liverpool, Sept. 18. Sailed Arable, for New York, via Queenstown. New York. Sept. IS. Arrived Auguste Vic toria, from Hamburg, Southampton and Cher bourg. Queenstown, Sept. 18. Arrived Cedric, from New York, for Liverpool, and proe'eeded. Seattle, Sept. 18. Sailed Steamer James Dollar, for San Francisco; -ship Leicester Cas tle, for Tacoma; ship America, for Eagle Har bor. Lnrgest Apples In the "World. A rather handsome apple of unusual size, slightly peculiar shape, and red colored, has been sent to The Oregonlan by a farmer who desires to know what variety it belongs to. On the authority of George Lamberson, secretary of the Board of Horticultural Commissioners, It is. pronounced to be. a specimen of the "Wolf River" variety. Just where or by whom this -variety was originated Is not definitely known, but the Wolf River has the distinguished honor of being the larg est apple grown In Oregon and therefore, of course the larsrest in the .wnrld. The Gloria Mundl used to be considered the largest and It was biir enoush to satisfv most people, but It has had to take a back seat -In presence of the Wolf River. Specimens of the Wolf River were dis played at Hood River last Fall, 20 of wnicn nuea an apple box, and a regua- tion oox at. that of the size adopted. by the Northwest Fruitgrowers Association, which is the standard size In Oregon, Washington. Idaho and Montana. Snpp . mens of fine Gloria Mundl apples were also exhibited at the same time, but It took 25 of them to fill a standard box. In California, where apples to compare with those of Oregon cannot be nroduced. thsv have got un a box. narrower, shallower and longer than the Oregon box. In order tnat tney may be able to fill them with four tiers of apples. Oregon growers do not have to descend to such artful dodges, but grow apples so large that four tiers fill a full-sized box without ftf ficulty. As may be Imagined, neither the won iuver nor tne liioria Mundl can be considered a choice varietv of eatinir an pie, being rather coarse grained. They win pass wnere tnere are no better eat ing annlcs and are a verv fair rate cooking apple. But they are the largest grown. BUSINESS ITEMS. If Baby Is Cutting Teeth, Be sure and use that old and well-tried remedy. Mrs. Wlnslow's Soothing Syrup, for children teething, it soothes the child, softens the gums, a'lays all pain, cures wind colic and diarrhoea. THE M1SCROSCOPE Proves That Parasites Cause Hair Loss. Nine-tenths of the diseases of the scalp and hair are caused by parasitic germs The Importance of this discovery by Pro fessor Unna, of the Charity Hospital, Hamburg, Germany, kcan not be over estimated. It explains why ordinary hair preparations, even of the most expensive .character, fall to cure dandruff; because they do not, and they can not kill the dandruff germ. The only hair prepara tlon In the world that positively destroys the dandruff parasites that burrow up the scalp into scales called scurf or dandruff. Is Newbro's Herplclde. In addition to Its destroying the dandruff germ Herplclde is also a delightful hair dressing. Sold by leading druggists. Send 10 cents la stamps for sample to the Herplclde Co., Detroit, Mfch. Promotes the growth of the hair and gives it the lustre and sllldness of youth. When the hair Is gray or faded it BRINGS BACK THE YOUTHFUL COLOR. It prevents Dandruff and hair falling and keeps the scalp clean and healthy. IS THE WORLD'S Greatest blessing. Thirty days' treatment for 25 cents. Last year S.75G.O0O cases of Rheuma tism. Catarrh, Constipation. Nervousness, Pal pitation of the Heart. Indigestion and Stomach Trouble were treated., and SO per cent were restored to health. Die 6 is a non-Toii.9or remedy for Gonorrhoea, ! Gleet.Spermatorrbicn Whites, unnatural du charges, or any infiknima coautfon. tlon of ;u neons tnenf ItheEyaNS ChE!1ICJU.C0. branes. Non-astringent Sold by Drugglcts, or sent In plain wrapper, by exprtci, prepaid, fo ?l.m. or 3 bottles, f2.7S. t'ircolw 6cnr. oa xsarat ililM Balsam 1 f fin 1 to 5 ilT. i avranucd VI f dT sT7 not ta ttritisr. "MCimTl.O.j"'"" Off EM IAN 1 Order from J Fleckenstein-Mayer Co. The skin will take care of it self if treated right. But if you encase it in wool, to prick, irritate ana aggravate n, no wonaer ir breaks out in protesting erup tions. Put Dr. Deimel Under wear next to itand you will have a skin to be proud of. All true Linen-Mesh garments bear the Dr. Deimel name. For sale at best houses everywhere. In Portland at Buffum & Pendleton. Olds, Wortman & King C. QEE WO The Great Chinese Doctor la called great be cause his wonderful cure;, are so well Known throughout the United States, and because so many people are thankful to him for caving their Uvea from OPERATIONS xie treats any rfuU sll diseases with powertul Chinese herbs, roots, buds, uark and vegetables. tuat aro entirely un- rtvjwsij"- sclenct- in this coua- t .i . v. . tne uao ui mean uaiw- try. and fo"..1, tamoua doctor know it3 foHnn1 over 600 different remedies SlthV-uSslly used in dlfrerent Mtnma, lung 11 u" t..,"-- V-tnnev fpmnla vousness. stomacn. vi,r trouble and all private Hu- Cbarses moderate. dreds of testimonials. Call "VJVULTATION FREE Patients out of the city write for blank, and circular. Inclose stamp. Address THE C. GEE WO CHINESE MEDICINE CO. 233 Alder this paper. St.. Portland. Or. Mention I have snffered with piles for thirty-six years. One year ago last April I bee.n taklntr Cascarets for constipation. In the coarse of a week I noticed the piles beean to disappear and at the end of six weeks they did not trouble me at all. Cascarets nave done wonders forme. I am entirely cured and xeel like a now mas." George Kryder, Napoleon. O. Pleasant, Palatable, Potent. Taste Good. Do Good, Never Sicken. Weaken or Gripe. 10c. 25c. 50c. Never sold In bulk. The cenulne tablet stamped CCC. Guaranteed to cure or your money back. Sterling Remedy Co., Chicago or N.Y. 593 ANNUAL SALE, TEH MILLION BOXES On account of its frightful h!deouanes3. Blood Poisoning la commonly called the King of All Diseases. It may be flther hereditary or con tracted. Once the system Is tainted with It, the disease may manifest Itself in the form of Scrofula. Eczema. Rheumatic Pains, Stiff or Swollen Joints. Eruptions or CoDDer-Col-cred Spots on the ace or Body, little Ulcers in the Moutn or on the Tongue,, Sore Throat, Swollen Tonsils. Falling out of the Hair or Eyebrows, and Anally a Leprous-like Decay of the Flesh and Bonea. If you have any of these or similar symptoms, get BROWN'S BLOOD CURE immediately. This treatment Is prac tically the result of life work. It contains no dangerous drugs or injurious medicines of any kind It goes to the very bottom of the dls easa and force3out every particle of Impurity. Soon every sign and symptom disappears, completely and forever. The blood, the tis sues the flesh, the bones and the whole sys tem' are cleansed, purified and restored to perfect health, and the patient prepared anew lor the duties and pleasures of life. BROWN'S BLOOD CURE. $2.00 a bottle, lasts a month. Made bv DR. BROWN. 935 Arch St.. Philadel phia. For sale In Portland only by Frank Nau. Portland Hotel Pharmacy. POISON I CURE PRIMARY, SECONDARY OR TERTIARY In 20 to 40 days without tne use of potash or mercury, to stay cured forever. Reflex disorders from excesses In early life, lost manhood and debility, promptly and perma nently cured. Even case accepted under legal guarantee. Send for free book. STATE MEDICAL INSTITUTE 701 FIRST AVE.. SEATTLE. WASH. J0Q Best For M ILljJ The Dowels BLOOD THE PALATIAL egokii mm "Sot a dark office in the bnildlmrj absolutely fireproof; electric lights and artesian -water; perfect sanita tion and thorough ventilation; ele vators! run day and night. Rooc AINSLIE, DR. GEORGE. Physician and Surgeon COG-G01 ANDERSON, OUSTAV, Attorney-at-Law. .013 AsauOiAlbiJ i-ftjisa: E. L. Powell, Mgr..5iuj AUSTEN. F. C. Manager for Oregon and "Washington Bankers' Life Association of Dea Moints. "la 501'-303 BAAR, DR. GUSTAV. Phys. and Surg..b7-bua MOINES, 1A.; F. C. Austen. Mgr 502-503 BATES. PHILIP S.. Pub. Paclttc Miner... ilJ BENJAMIN. R. W.. Dentist 3H BEKNARD, G., Caanlcr Co-Operatlva Mer cantile Co 'Mi- Biis si V ANGER. OTTO S.. Physician anU Surgeon 407-403 BUGaRT. DR.. M. D., Dentist BROCK. WILBUR F., Circulator, Orego nlan .501 BROWN. MYRA. M. D 313-JH BRUERE, DR. G. E.. Phys. .411-412-41 J-U 4 CAMPBELL, WM. M., Medical Referee Equitable Life CANNING. M. J C02-tka CARD WELL, DR. J. R., Dentist 50fl CAUKIN, G. E.. District Agent Travelers" Insurance ComDanv 1S CHICAGO ARTIFICIAL LIMB CO.; J. K. Fltzhugh. Mgs tJ01( CHURCHILL, MRS. E. J 71B-717 CLINTON, RICHARD, State Manager Co operative Mercantile Co 204-20 Cur'FEtf, DR. R. C. Surgeon 405-4ot3 COGHLAN. DR. J. N .- 713-714 COLLIER, P. P., Publisher; S. P. McGulre. Manager ..V, 41S COLUMBIA GRANITE CO 417-41SI CONNELL. DR. E. DE WITT. Eye, Ear. Nose and Throat 013-6141 CU-UPERATiVE MERCANTILE CO.: J. F. Olsen. Gen. Mgr.; (5. Bernard. Cashler.2O4-203 CORNELIUS, C. W., Phys. and Surgeon... 212 DAY. J. G. & I. N 3ia DICKSON. DR. J. F.. Physician 713-714 EDITORIAL ROOMS Eighth Floor EVENING TELEGRAM 325 Alder streetj EQUITABLE LIFE ASSURANCE SO CIETY; LI Samuel. Mgr.; G. S. Smith. Cashier 3031 FENTUN. J. D., Phys. and Surg 5oa-51U FENTON, DR. HICKS C. Eye and Ear. .3111 FKNluN. MATTHEW F.. Dentist OUOI GAL VAN I, W. H.. Engineer and Draughts man - 6001 GEARY, DR. E. P., Phys. and Surgen...40U G1ESY, DR. A. J., Pnystclan and Surg..7U'J-710 GILBERT. DR. J. ALLEN. Physician.. 40l-40.ll UULU.UAX, n IiLiAM. Manager Manhat tan Life Ins. Co. of New York 20i-210 GRANT. FRANK S., Attorney-at-Law 0171 GK1SWOLD it PHEGLEY, Tailors 131 Sixth street! HAMMAM BATHS, Turkish and Russian.. 300-301-3031 HARDEN. MRS. L. K.. Stenographer 20l HOLL1STKR. DR. O. C, Physician and Surgeon .504-5051 HOSMER, DR. CHAS.. SAM'L; Phys. and Surgeons 400J 1DLEMAN. C. M.. Attorney-at-Law. .015-0161 JEFFREYS. DR. ANNICE F.. Phys. and Surgeon. Women and Children only 4001 JOHNSON. "W. C. 315-310-3171 KADY. MARK T., Supervisor of Agents Mutual Reserve Life Ins. Co 005 LANE, E. L.. Dentist ..513-514 1 LAWBAUGH. DR. E. lA 8O4-S05 LAWRENCE PUBLISHING CO 417-4181 LITTLEFIELD & CORNELIUS 2121 LITTLE FIELD, H. R.."Phys. and Surg.. 212 MACKAY. DR. A. E., Phys. and Surg.. 711-713 1 MANHATTAN LIFE INSURANCE CO. OF NEW YORK: W. Goldman, Manager. .200-210 MARSH, DR. B, J.. Phys and Surg 300-310 McCOY. NEWTON, Attorney-at-Law 715 Mcelroy, dr. j. g.. Ph-3.& Surg. 701-702-704 McGINN. HENRY E., Attorney-at-Law.311-312 McGUIRE. S. P.. Manager P. F. Collier, Publisher 415 McKENZIE. DR. P. L.. Phys. and Surg.512-13 METT. HENRY 213 MILLER. DR. HERBERT C. Dentist and Orat Surgeon CU3-G09 MOSSMAN. DR. E. Pj Dentist 513-5U MUTUAL RESERVE LIFE INS. CO.; Mark T. Kady. Supervisor of Agents. 004-005 NICHOLAS, HORACE B.. Attorncy-at-Law.713 NILES, M. M.. Cashier Manhattan Life Insurance Company of New Yorw 209 NOTTAGE, DR. G.' H., Dentist 603 NOTTINGHAM, T. W.. Mg. The Warren Construction Co. 216-21T O'CONNOR. DR. H. P.. Dentist 300-310 OLSEN, J. F., General Manager Co-opera tive Mercantile Co 2O4-203 OREGON INFIRMARY OF OSTEOPATHY 400-110 OREGONIAN BARBER SHOP, MARSCH & GEORGE, Props 120 Sixth street OREGONIAN EDUCATIONAL BUREAU. J K. Strauhal. Manager.... 200 PACIFIC MERCANTILE CO 200 PACIFIC MINER. Philip S. Bates. Pub... 215 PAGUE. B. S., Attorney-at-Law 513 PALMER BROS., Real Estate and Busi ness Chances 417-413 PORTLAND EYE AND EAR INFIRMARY Ground Floor. 133 Sixth street REED. C. J.. Executive Special Agent Manhattan Life Ins. Co. of New York. .200 REED. WALTER. Optician 133 Sixth street RICKENBACH. DR. J. F.. Eye. Ear. Nose and Throat 701-703 ROSENDALE. O. M.. Metallurgist and Mining Engineer 310 RYAN. J. B., Attorney-at-Law .515 SAMUEL. L.. Manager Equitable Life 300 , SCOTT, C. N., with Palmer Bros 417-418 SHERWOOD. J. W.. State Commander K. O. T. M." 517 SMITH. DR. ALAN WELCH. Physician and ' Surgeon 2O7-20S SMITH. DR. L. B.. Osteopath 400-410 SMITH. GEORGE S.. Cashier Equitable Life 300 STOLTE, DR. CHAS. E.. Dentist 704-705 SURGEON OF THE S. P. RY AND N. P. TERMINAL CO 709 SUPERINTENDENT'S OFFICE 201 TUCKER. DR. GEO. F.. Dentist 610-611 UMPQUA LUMBER CO.. W. J. Pender- gasft Mgr 601 VESTER. A.. Special Agent Manhattan Life ... ............................. ...203 WARREN CONSTRUCTION CO.; T. TV. Nottingham. Mgr. 216-217 WENDLING. DR. ROBT. F.. Dentist 705 WILEY. DR. JAMES O. C. Phys. & Surg.703-9 WILSON. DR. EDWARD N.. Eye. Ear. Nose and Throat... 304-303 WILSON. DR. GEO. F.. Phys. & Surg.706-707 WILSON. DR. HOLT a. Phys .& Surg.507-308 WOOD. DR. W. L.. Physician.. 411-412-413-414 Offices may Te had by applying to the superintendent of the building-, room SOI, second- llnor.