Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, September 19, 1903, Page 14, Image 14

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Sacramento Firm Offers Bait
to Letter-Writers.
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
."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
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."
Yet-City Pays HIgn Prices for "Wood
"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
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
"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,
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Serious Effect Upon Business at
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.
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: "
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.
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
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
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.
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.
Proves That Parasites Cause Hair
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,
Promotes the growth of the hair and
gives it the lustre and sllldness of youth.
When the hair Is gray or faded it
It prevents Dandruff and hair falling
and keeps the scalp clean and healthy.
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.
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
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
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
Cbarses moderate.
dreds of testimonials.
Patients out of the city write for blank,
and circular. Inclose stamp. Address
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
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.
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
Send for free book.
J0Q Best For
M ILljJ The Dowels
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.
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
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
Fltzhugh. Mgs tJ01(
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
Nose and Throat 013-6141
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
EVENING TELEGRAM 325 Alder streetj
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
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
131 Sixth street!
HAMMAM BATHS, Turkish and Russian..
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
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
LITTLE FIELD, H. R.."Phys. and Surg.. 212
MACKAY. DR. A. E., Phys. and Surg.. 711-713 1
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
MILLER. DR. HERBERT C. Dentist and
Orat Surgeon CU3-G09
MOSSMAN. DR. E. Pj Dentist 513-5U
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
& GEORGE, Props 120 Sixth street
J K. Strauhal. Manager.... 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
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
TUCKER. DR. GEO. F.. Dentist 610-611
gasft Mgr 601
VESTER. A.. Special Agent Manhattan
Life ... ............................. ...203
Nottingham. Mgr. 216-217
WENDLING. DR. ROBT. F.. Dentist 705
WILEY. DR. JAMES O. C. Phys. & Surg.703-9
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.