TIIE MORNING OREGONTAN, MONDAY, JULY 22. 1907. TROUBLE BRE FOR HELLERS Oregon Prohibitionists Plan ning War of Extermination Against the Saloons. BATTLE IN CLACKAMAS "Wide-Open" County Likely to Be Made Scene ot Attempt to Sup. press Liquor Traffic Under the Artman Decision. Unless the morning sun of moral re form under the blue laws succeeds In dissipating the Sunday glnmill dews along the shady banks of the rolling Clacka mas, action attacking the salpon as an institution, not merely as a Sunday law vlolater. Is likely to be instituted. The prohibition talks made In the Paclflo Northwest during the past few days by such men as Judge S. R. Artman, Rev. John G. Woolley, Oliver W. Stewart and many others who spoke at the recent Chautauqua Assembly, have sown seeds of reform In fertile soil, and their con-, tentlon that the liquor license is uncon stitutional has been given much serious thought. For this reason, and because of the weekly disturbances and debauches along the Cazadero electric line, Oregon may' have the honor of instituting legal action with a view to having the question of the constitutionality of the liquor license tanen clear to the Supreme Court of the United States for final settlement. Many people, individually and affiliated with reform movements In this city, have taken up the matter of nailing down the lid In Clackamas County, outside of Ore gon City, with District Attorney Gilbert Hedges, but he has Ignored their pleas entirely. B. Lee Paget, who lives in Clackamas County, and who is treasurer for the Prohibition party in this state, even went so far as to write a long letter to Mr. Hedges, Inclosing newspaper clippings and editorials on the situation. Hedges Ignores All Pleas. Mr. Paget also asked Hedges to enforce the law in Clackamas just as Mr. Man ning Is enforcing it in Multnomah Coun ty, and made his appeal on behalf of the citizenship of the county and on be half of the Oak Grove Improvement As sociation, of which Mr. Paget is presi dent. Paget closed his letter with the statement: "Our county cannot afford to have much advertising of this char acter." District Attorney Hedges did not even do Mr. Paget the courtesy of acknowledg ing receipt of the communication or of answering it in any way. Several members of the Municipal As sociation of this city also requested Mr. Hedges to close the saloons in Estacada, Barton, Boring, Eagle Creek and at San dy, and the only satisfaction they got, they say, was this: Hedges told them If they would swear out informations against the saloonmen, he would issue warrants. '"So you see," said Mr. Paget, in com menting on the situation, last night, "it is pretty clearly up to Mr. Hedges. We have done all we can do in the wayof urging him to do his duty, but to my notion you have to go far back of a mere District Attorney to root out the evil. I don't see any solution of ITie liquor evil so long as the Government licenses the trafflo. Refuse saloonmen licenses and the Sunday-closing agitation would no longer be an issue or a matter to argue about." Mr. Paget added that he stood ready to assist any organized movement look ing to the closing of the Clackamas County saloons on Sunday, and would en list the efforts of his party leaders in the state. El S. J. McAllister, who until recently was counsel for the State Anti-Saloon League, and is still an earnest worker for reform, wants, to get to the bottom of the matter, and If he is able to secure the necessary assistance "111 start the war of extermination on the saloon In Oregon. Lawyer Willing to 6erve. "We will make Clackamas County the example, if you like," he said last night. "I am willing and ready to draw up a brief, if we can get a relator to sign it, and we will bring Injunction proceedings to close up all the saloons, not only on Sundays but on every other day in the week. "We will strike the blow in Clacka mas County, if necessary. That will set tle Sunday closing for good and all. I would like to see the fight carried up to the Supreme Court of the United States, and let the highest tribunal in the land interpret the Constitution with regard to the sale of Intoxicating liquor. The matter will get to the Supreme Court sooner or later along the very lines Judge Artman has explained to us here, and Oregon might as well have the credit for taking the initiative as any other state. And I venture the prophecy that when the Supreme Court of the United States does consider the question. It will knock out every liquor license in Amer ica. There is no right granted by the Constitution allowing a man to sell in toxicating liquor- It is merely a privi lege, and I am sure it will be held un constitutional, on the ground of being destructive to public morals, inimical to society, corruptive of our citizenship and dangerous to publio weal. "Something should be done to make the officials of Clackamas County do their duty, Just as they do in this county. I will put my shoulder to the wheel." "Is a Shame," Says Stone. "It Is a shame." said H. W. Stone gen eral secretary of the local Y. M. C. A., "that such conditions should exist over in our neighboring county. The Jaw is a state law, and it applies there as strongly as it does here. I hardly think, however, that our citizens here should be called upon to chastise public officials over there in this matter. They know their duty and ought to be honest and coura geous enough to enforce them without being hit over the head with a club." FInlay McKercher, another devoted Pro hibitionist, says he Is willing to carry the war Into Clackamas County if somebody .1.. rnt of - r-t thA mrw.Tnent. He thinks the citizens of Clackamas County should arise in their mlgnt ana protest to jjio trlct Attorney Hedges, and if they can't l tVio nfflrlnl f n rin his dUtV. Mr. McKercher would like to see every citi zen of Multnomah County go ever to Oregon City and Join In the protest "Let them start it over there," said McKercher, "and we will lend our moral Bupport to the movement. It is an out rage on public decency that a little strip of country out through Clackamas Coun ty should be allowed to violate the Sunday-closing law when all other portions of it are forced to obey." The question of compelling District At torney Hedges to go on record to force him to show his hand as either with or against the law-and-order people of Clackamas County is likely to be brought to the attention of the Municipal Associa tion, early this week, the protest to be made that the thousands of people who desire to go to the Clackamas Sundays for an outing or a picnic should not be forced to endure the Insults and indigni ties of the drunken rabble that goes out there for no - other reason than to get beastly Intoxicated and raise bedlam on the streetcars on the way back to town. Portland Will Protest- - "The emptying of a pack of drunken men and women Into the streets of Port land every Sunday night Is the com plaint which the reform movements of Multnomah County and Portland will no doubt lodpe with Mr. Hedges before the present week is over, and an attempt will be made to have the issue settled by next Sunday. Should this fail, the in junction weapon will be resorted to. That Is the programme which was in formally discussed by several members of the Prohibition party and Municipal Association at the Y. M. C. A. yesterday afternoon. ELMA LID JAMMED DOWN TIGHT Confectionery and Other Stores Are Closed as Well as Saloons. ELMA, Wash., July 21.--(SpeciaL) For the first time in the history of Elma, the doors of her ealoons are not swinging open to the public, and the key is turned in the confectionery and other stores that were in former days accustomed to doing business on Sun day. The lid is on tight, by order of the sheriff, the local authorities having taken no action whatever in the mat ter. "I might as well have stayed at home today." is the remark of many residing outside the city who came to town today, and find the town closed tight, with nothing to do but walk the streets, or go to church. ABERDEEN IS NOT THIRSTI No Attempt Made to Enforce Sun day-Closing Law. ABERDEEN, Wash., -July 2. (Spe cial.) There was no attempt today to enforce the Sunday closing law, neither the county nor city authorities acting. There is talk of a determined move by those who favor Sunday closing by next week. a Montcsano Jealous of Aberdeen. MONTBSANO, Wash., July 2L (Spe cial.) Everything In Chehalls County was closed today except Aberdeen, it being reported here that the Prosecuting Attorney, who gave the orders for the general close down, said he had no au thority over Aberdeen, as It was a city of the second class. Everything in Mon tesano was closed tight, but there was considerable feeling on account of Aber deen's remaining open. ' The Sheriff gave the notices Saturday afternoon. BRITISH TRAMS GQMPARED NATIONAL CrVIO FEDERATION MAKES REPORT. States Conditions Existing on Municipally-Owned Street Rail way Systems. KEJW YORK, July 21. The operation of British street railways by municipalities and privately owned corporations respec tively, is considered in great detail In two reviews of expert reports on the subject made to the National Civic Federation Commission on Public Ownership. The re views were prepared by. members of the commission after an exhaustive investiga tion of the .systems treated, and were made publlo today. They are based upon technical reports compiled by expert en gineers who, with the reviewers, spent several months in the British cities where the several lines are operated. The re views are by William J. Clark, of New York, as an opponent of municipalization, and Professor Frank Parsons, of Boston, as an advocate of publlo ownership and operation. . Mr. Clark is general manager of the foreign department of the General Electric Company. Professor Parsons has been a student of municipal ownership for years, and is the author of several works on that subject, among them, "The Rail ways, the Trusts and the People." In his review Mr. Clark compares the tramways of Great Britain with the private enterprises of the United States, much to the advantage of the latter. He declares that the American trac tion systems under private ownership are far more progressive than those of England,' Scotland and Ireland; that they give far better suburban service, that cars are lees crowded and that lines are being extended with far greater rapidity. This he attributes to the absence of restrictions in the United States as compared with Great Brialn) where, he says, private traction enterprises are given franchises only on almost prohibitive terms. The dif ference of rate of fare in the two coun tries, Mr. Clark eays. Is more than off set by the great number of free trans fers given by the American systems. He says that while on the face of re ports it would appear that municipal operation of lines in some of the cities of Great Britain had been a success, as a matter of fact just the op posite Is true. He says the private companies In the United Kingdom give a superior service as compared with the municipally operated lines. Professor Parsons on the other hand, expresses the opinion that municipal ownership of British tramway systems has been successful from every point of view. He sets forth that the muni cipalities were the first to show a progressive spirit in changing from horse cars to electric systems; that their lines have been well managed and the service Improved, and that fares have been lowered In spite of the fact that the hours of labor of employes were shortened, while in many in stances wages were increased. The comparisons he makes are between British publicly-owned and privately owned companies, and in this connec tion he declares that the British plants must be measured by British and not by American standards. The conditions and habits of the people are different, he says, and these differences must be taken into account in the Judgment of the management of tramways. Pro fessor Parsons also notes that in Eng land the payment of a fare means that the passenger has a seat and not merely the right to transit. Estimate of Wheat Crop. GARFIELD, Wash., July SL (Special.) John W. Arrasmith the Washington State Grain Inspector, recently made a tour of the wheat districts of the Inland Empire. Mr. Arrasmith said: 'The State of Washington will produce this year from 30,000,000 to 35,000.000 bushels of wheat Of course exceptional conditions may come between this and harvest time to cut these figures down,but Ix do not apprehend any. Taking the general sit uation Into consideration conditions easi ly warrant the predlotion ot an average yield. All the wheat in the Inland Em pire will either find a market on the Coast, this season or will go to the in terior flour mills. I expect farmers to have a good market with wheat starting off at 70 cents In the interior." , At the Tobacco Exhibition In London, worn mad cigarettes at the rat or 120 In 30 minutes. "CHECK FISHING." ADVISES ELMORE Astoria Man Says Too Many Salmon Are Caught in Columbia River. HE WANTS CLOSED SUNDAY Urges Wheels Stop From August 15 to October, and Suggests Corre spond in gw Concessions by the Lower River. Made glad by the arrival of a school of salmon in the Columbia River early last week, the fishery men have turned sad because the salmon, have'dwindled again. Such was the testimony last night of Samuel Elmore, of Astoria, vice-president and general manager of the Columbia River Packers' Association, commonly known as the "combine." Though Mr. El more did not use the word "sad," he told of the falling off in the fish run which could have no other meaning, since sal mon-hunters are never happy unless mak ing money. Wherefore, the Astoria packer proceeded to say that "something must be done," to protect the fish. Now, Mr. Elmore's com pany runs both seines and wheels, for many miles along the Columbia River, and has 12 canneries, only four of which are running. Therefore, he thinks he speaks free from prejudice when he says the industry would thrive better without wheels, and that his company would be willing to give up its wheels. Lengthen Closed Season. He is willing, also, to lengthen the closed season in the Spring by extending it to May 1 or June 1, and In the late Summer by stoppage of Ashing on August 16, Instead of August 25 all this on con dition that Ashing between Cascades and Celilo bo prohibited at low stages of the river, when salmon, as be says, cannot climb Celilo Falls, and when they fall easy victims to wheels anil seines, without any chance of escape whatever. He would therefore prohibit fishing In that part of the river after the close of the season in August, until October. Above all, he believes the closed Sunday should be enacted. "But," said he, I wouldn't Insult the Intelligence of the Legislatures of two states by telling them what laws to en act. WhyT Because they know already. Every sensible person knows. We need one day a week closed, or even two. We need the closed season lengthened. And we need stoppage of fishing near( Celilo. when the river is low and salmon1 cannot get over the falls. I would advocate fix ing a deadline, anywhere in the river, I care not at what point, above which fish ing shall be prohibited." Elmore Evades Point. It was suggested that this would mean elimination of fish wheels, of which there are some 78. But Mr. Elmore didn't like to put it that way. Said he: - "I don't urge abolition of wheels. I don't urge abolition' of any kind of gear. But the wheels should be put under re strictions such as I have suggested." It was plain from his remarks, however, that though he did not urge abolition of wheels, he believes the wheelowners should give them up and go down to tidewater to catch their fish. "They've made lots of money," he went on, "and can well afford now to come down the river, for the benefit of the Industry. There's Warren; he's come down the river and established a can neary. Seufert could do the same;- them both could give up their up-river gear. "Now, I'll tell you what we folks down the river will do; we'll give the wheelmen four weeks more fishing In the Spring if they'll give up four weeks In the Fall. We'll quit fishing one day a week, if they will. We'll not begin fishing until May 1 or June 1, and-wlll quit August 15, if they won't fish between August 15 and October. Thinks It Fair Offer. "But we shan't do any of these things If by doing them we'd be filling up those pools below Celilo with salmon, just for those up-river fellows to catch. Now I think that's a fair offer, don't you?" The person to whom the question was put pleaded .ignorance, whereupon Mr. Elmore made the remark about every sensible person's knowing how to proteot the salmon, the ways are so simple. "Protect the fish," he added, "and the river will be abundantly supplied with them every year for generations to come." And then he ventured the prediction that four years hence will behold a big run of salmon, simply because the river being high for ah unusually long perlpd this Summer, has enabled .the salmon to climb Celilo Falls ' In unusually large numbers and go to the hatcheries and natural spawning grounds. BIG PROFIT IN CHERRIES EUGENE GROWERS HAVE FINE CROP AT GOOD PRICES. Quality of Fruit Is Exoellent and Demand Encourages Increase of Present Orchards. ETJGBMB, Or., July 21. (Speolal.) Lane County is Just harvesting the last of the biggest and best cherry crop in its his tory. Not only has the yield been large and the quality fine, but the price has been good and with the packing houses, and cannery it has been possible for the grower to sell all his crop at crioes that have brought- big profits. Royal Annes have brought 5 and BH cents and Black Republicans and Blngs have not been lower than 8 cents at any time during the season and have probably averaged cents. These prices were paid-where the cherries were sold tn quantities and where they were retailed In town a larger prloe was realized. Since the season opened the Allen Pack ing Company has kept busy almost day and night about 100 people packing and canning cherries. They will finish up the cherry crop today or tomorrow. Most of the cherries handled by this company were Royal Annes, although other varie ties were accepted whenever brought to the cannery. ' The packing company has canned abont 11,000 cases, or 168.000 cans. Besides this, it has shipped about 40 tons of the green fruit. Mr. Allen estimates that the com pany has canned about 175 tons of Royal Annes. All these cherries, with the ex ception of about ten tons, were raised In the county. George H. Smith, the commission mer chant, has kept a force of workmen busy since the cherry season opened and has hlfiDed about 24,000 pounds of cherries, principally the Royal Annes, but some Black Republicans as well. He has hand led only the highest grade fruit for ship ping. The Seattle Produce Company has shipped out about 60,000 pounds, all green With a demand for all the cherries that can be grown many growers have made from 12 to J20 per tree, or from tSOO to $S60 per acre. The cherry industry is in Its Infancy here and the fact that cer tain lands will raise fine cherries has thus far had no Influence on its market price, but It is hardly possible that land capable of bringing such profits to the worker will continue long on the market at 25 and J35 an acre. The question of a market no longer stands In the way of success for the small fruit raiser and the presence of the can nery here insures a market for all the cherries hat can be raised for some time to come. The Royal Anne cherry of this section, on account of its size, flavor and exceptionally fine color. Is pronounced the finest In the world and the industry bids fair to attract fruit men here who will make the Oregon cherry as well and as favorably known as the Oregon apple. HARVEST LARGE IX PALOTJSE Experiments Being Tried With Hybrid Wheat From Pullman. GARFIELD. Wash.. July 21. (Special.) There is now a great activity in the wheat fields of the Palouse country and hundreds of acres are being bound and shocked dally. The hay harvest will soon be over and next week the farmer who raises hay only will have the presses at work pressing It into bales of from 150 to 250 pounds each, the pressed hay will then be hauled to the towns near by and stored for shipment when prices get at the top notch. One of the big farmers of Garfield. ex Senator R. C. McCroskey, is now in the midst of his harvest work, and expects 40,000 bushels of wheat this season from 1000 acres of land. Mr. McCroskey owns 2200 acres, but has only 1800 sown this season, the remainder being Summer fallowed and ready for seeding as soon as the harvest now on Is over. Mr. Mc Croskey has 750 acres in red. Russian wheat, 400 acres In forty-fold and 650 in choice oats. He also has a small tract In hybrid wheat bred at the Pullman ex periment station, and known as Hybrid No. 108. It is a cross between the Jones Fife and Little Club, and the Senator thinks It will combine the good qualities of them both. DIES ON WEDDIfiG FilGHT PHILIP STANBLET HANGS HIM SELF GOING TO MARRIAGE. Sends His Horse Home and Suspends Himself From Tree Body Is Found Three Months Later. 'ROSEBTJRO, Or., July 2L (Special.) The body of Philip Standley, of Camas Valley, of this county, who disappeared from his home on April 14, was found yes terday by some hunters In the mountains near where the last evidence of him was seen, hanging to a tree. It la now evident that he committed suicide. He was to marry a Miss Bushnell, of Ten Mile, and had secured the license. At the time he came to Roseburg to get his license he made out deeds to his property in favor of the girl and placed them In an envelope before leaving his home for Olalla. as it was supposed to be married. The horse he rode returned home late In the evening with the bridle fastened to the horn of the saddle, which was evidence of intentional action of his, but It was not known If he had commit ted suicide or had simply disappeared. Searching parties were formed and the hills and mountains were searched, but the body was not found for the reason that he is supposed to have climbed into the tree, for the body was discovered high up- from the ground. The Coroner has gone to the scene of the suicide, and at Investigation will be made at once. There are some circumstances pointing to the commission of a crime rather than to suicide. One year ago a brother of the deceased killed himself by hanging, and there seems to be a suicidal mania run ning in the family., RUSH TO BLUE LEDGE CAMP Sale of Copper Claim Starts Activity in Mines. JACKSONVILLE, Or., July 21. (Spe cial.) It has at last been fully dem onstrated that the only feasible route for a wagon road to the Blue Ledge copper camp is from Jacksonville. A surveying party from Yreka has been inspecting the Applegate country east of this point for several days, but they report unfavorably on any route other than the one running from this place. Slnoe the sale of the Blue Ledge property other claims that have been lying idle for months are being ac tively exploited and new companies or ganized to develop larger and more promising prospects. Three and four stages leave Jacksonville dally loaded down with passengers and express, while every team that can b secured is put on the road hauling freight to the Blue Ledge camp. Farmers are reaping a benefit as they are finding a ready sale for their fruits and produce. The town is full to overflowing of transients who have heard of the Blue Ledge sale and are rushing no the camp. Superintendent Carnahan, of the Blue Ledge mine. Is Inspecting the operation of the electric iron smelters at Kernoult, Shasta County, Califor nia, with a view to applying the same process to the copper ore from the Blue Ledge. SAVE OX THRESHERS WAGES Linn County Farmers Unite and Run Their Own Outfit! ALBANY, Or., July 2t SpeoialO A co-operative threshing outfit will be op erated In Linn Connty this season. Twelve farmers residing near Knox Butte, four miles east of Albany, have bought a threshing machine and will op erate It themselves, and will Insure cheaper threshing, shorter hours of labor and living at home all the time during the threshing season. All will assist in the operation of the outfit, and will thresh for no one except members of the company. The outfit will work only from seven In the morning until six in the evening, The rften can thus eat breakfast and upper at home and carry lunches with, them, thus abrogating the cook wagon and the practice of sleeping away from home. They will charge regular rates tor threshing and then divide the profits, thus providing an equitable arrangement for threshing yields of different size on the different farms of the owners and the payment of extra help necessary in 1 f li i. amiw Tn -font all A rron crAman. .uu - .... - - .n-iuJIllo 1UI the season are Utopian from the view point of the harvest hand, and bid fair to be successful. The farmers who have formed this company are M. Bussard, Ira Cox, G. R, Whitlow, A. B. Marshall, Frank Lines, D. Townes, A. B. Bond, E, G, Cox, Frank Smith, Bd Smith, Frank Maxwell and H. Blalr BIG VESSEL UPSETS Kaiser Wilhelm II Keels Over While Taking Coal. WILL DELAY SAILING DAY Vessel Was Not Properly Trimmed, and- as It Careened Water Poured Into Her Bunkers and Boiler Compartment. BREMER HAVEN, Germany July 21. The North German Lloyd steamship Kaiser Wilhelm II, while coaling last evening, suddenly listed. The water poured into her bunkers and boiler com partments through the open ooal ports and the vessel careened and lay on her side on the bottom. When the tide was low her bow rested on a bank, but with the rising of the tide she slipped from that position and keeled over. The first impression was that strikers had damaged the vessel in some manner so as to cause the accident, but the com--pany's officers, after an investigation, affirmed that this was incorrect and that the accident occurred as described. After some delay the steam pumps were set to work to free the vessel of the STEAMER IXTFLUGEXCE. Iue to Arrive. Kama. Fram Date. Aiesla .Hongkong. .. .In port Henrllc Ibsen .. Fan Francisco In port Johan Poulsen. San Francisco Aug. 8 Breakwater. .. Coos Bay. ....In port Geo. W. Elder. .San Pedro . July 2 Alliance Coos Bay ...July 23 Columbia. .... .San Francisco. July 23 Redondo .Seattle In port Nome City 6 an Franclsoo July 25 Nlcomedia L4ongkonc....July 2T Costa IUca ... San Francisco July 28 Roanoke Los Angeles. . July 20 Numantla Honjrkong.... Aug. 13 Arabia Hongkong. ... Sept. IT Scheduled to Depart. Name. For Data. Johan Poulsen. San Francisoo Aug. 10 Breakwater.. . Coos Bay...... July 22 Geo. W. Elder. .Ban Pedro. ... July 25 Alliance Coos Bay.... July 25 Columbia Jan Franclsoo. July 25 Redondo Seattle. July 25 Nome City.... Ban Pedro... July 27 Aiesla. t Hongkong.... July 27 Costa Rica . ..6an Francisco July 80 Roanoke. ..... Los Angeles. . Aug. 1 Xlcomedlav. ... .Hongkong. . . Aug. 6 Numantla. .... Hongkong. . . Aug. 18 Arabia Hongkong.,.. Sept. 25 water. The cabins do not appear to be much damaged, as little water reached them, but the ship cannot be ready to sail, the company announces, for several days at the best. Meantime, the Kaiser Wllhelm's full list-of passengers for Tuesday's sailing must be transferred to other liners. Ar rangements have not yet been fully made, as it is not easy in this crowded season to place the Kaiser Wllhelm's 400 first class passengers. In explanation of the accident. It Is said that the Inspector of coal stowing had not perceived that the vessel was not properly trimmed, because, as she was partially aground she kept her equilib rium. When, however, Bhe began to re float with the rising tide she suddenly went over on her side until hundreda of tons of water rushed in. WHY CHINESE CREW MUTINIED Men Blade Protest When They Were Denied Their Back Pay. VICTORIA, B. C, July 21. Further ad vices regarding the mutiny on the Brit ish Bteamer Ashtabula of the Standard Oil Company from San " Francisco, at Taku, show that the Chinese crew mu tinied beoause back pay was refused them. One man was put in Irons and the others grabbed Iron bars and showed fight. Captain Harward and his officers attacked the Chinese and shot down two. The officers escaped on a tug. The crew was turned over to the Chinese police, charged with mutiny. SPEND SUNDAY OX THE WATER Excursion Boat Leave Portland With Big Crowds. The steamer Telephone carried 600 people on her excursion to the Cascades yesterday. One man refused passage on account of the limit having been reached. The vessel left at 9 o'clock and returned at 6 in the evening. All excursion boats leaving Portland yesterday carried big crowds. The Telegraph took the limit on the run to Astoria and the list of the Joseph Kellogg showed 200. Big Liner In Collision. LONI01r, July 21. The Atlantio Trans port line steamer Minnesota, which sailed from this port yesterday bound to Phila delphia, was In collision near the Nore light vessel In the Thames off Sheerness with the small Wilson line steamer Zara of Hull. ' The Minnesota received con siderable damage and was compelled to return to her dock at Tilbury. The Zara sustained no damage and proceeded on her voyage. Marine Notes. The steamship Columbia Is due this evening from San Francisco. The steamer Redondo arrived last night from Seattle and Sound ports. The steamer Casco, fijpm San Fran cisco, arrived up yesterday afternoon. The German steamship Aiesla will move from the Alnsworth dock to the flour mills this morning. Arrivals and Departures. Astoria, July 21. Condition of the bar at 8 P. M., smooth; wind, southeast; weather, cloudy. Arrived in at 4:80 P. it. and left up at 9 A. M. Steamer Casco, from Ban Francisco. Arrived In at 6 A. M. and left up at 7 A. M. Steamer Redondo, from Seat tle. Sailed at 8 A. M. Steamer Johan Poul sen, for San Franolsco. Soiled at 10:30 A. M. Steamer Nome City, for San Fr&noisoo, Arrived down at 1:80 A. M. Schooners Llllebonne and Lotitia, Arrived at P. M Steamer Bus Elmore, from Tillamook. San Franolsco, July 81,-Sailed at noon Sohooners Boulah and King Cyrus, for Portland. Sailed at 4 P, M. Steamers Northland and Aurella, for Portland, Point Arena, July 21. Passed at 12 last night Tug Dauntless, with log raft, from Columbia River, sea, smooth. Antwerp, July 20. Battled previously French bark Pierre Lotl, for Portland. San Francisco, July 21. Arrived Steamer Mere, (German), from Hamburg; Bteamer Raymond, - from Grays Harbor. Balled Bark Andrew Welch, for Hilo; sohooner Beulah, for Astoria; schooner King Cygnus. for Astoria. PORTLAND, July 21. Arrived Steamship Hedondo, from Puget Sound; steamer Casco, from San Francisco, Tides at Astoria Today, HIGH. LOW, 11:02 A. M.,,.6 4 faet!:4S A, M.,,,,0 8 feet Mid-Summer RUG SALE Do you need a small Rug? Probably you expect to buy one or more this Fall. Every body does. That's the trouble with the Rug business: Too many customers in September; too few in July. We. want to cure this trouble by making it worth your while to buy now. Today we place scores hundreds of fine Rugs at the price of cheap Rugs. They are our best the world's best. There are many grades. The patterns are most beautiful. The prices are absolutely convincing. CI M 86-88 Third Street EXCLUSIVE CARPET HOUSE PHIL. MBTSCHAif, PresMest an Kaaager. Seventh and Wuhlnartasi European Plan - - . - - FARMERS TO HANDLE GRAIN Form Alliance and Buy Warehouse at Fairfield. FAIRFIELD, Wash., July 21. (Spe cial.) The farmers of this district have inaugurated a movement that Is soon to five an Impetus to the grain business of this city. At a meeting the past week was organized the Farmers' Alliance Warehouse Com pany which Is expected to handle the bulk of the wheat that comes to this point for shipment. The harvest this year will be the heaviest in many years and the found ing of the Alliance has occurred at an opportune time. The company is com posed of the wealthy farmers of the district including James T. Hollls, A. D. Thayer, John Steene, H. Hailing, John Lundstrom, the Blng brothers and many others. This is the strongest alliance company financially of any in the Inland Empire." The company has purchased the large warehouse north Of the Inland electric depot and will J In the future build more houses as .the demand is made for them. The twine trust may find a rtval in the Malva Castella, a new Philippine fiber plant. DAIXY METEOROI.OGICAI, REPORT. PORTLAND, July 21. Maximum tempera ture, 70 degrees; minimum temperature. 55 degrees. River reading at 8 A. M. 13.5 feet; change in last 24 hours, fall 0.4 feet. Total rainfall, S P. M. to 5 P. M., none; total rain fall since September 1, 1906, 45.0S Inches; normal rainfall since September 1. 1908, 48.14 Inches; deficiency, 1.08 Inches. Total sunshine July 20, 15 hours 14 mlnutesi possible sunshine July 20, 15 hours 14 min utes. Barometer (reduced to sea-level) at B P. M., 29.99 Inches. WEATHER CONDITIONS. The pressure has risen decidedly over Western Washington and fallen over South ern Idaho during the past 12 hours; else where, however. It has remained practically etatlonary. A thunderstorm occurred at Baker City during the day with, however, only a trace of precipitation. A light rain fell at North Head and also at Kalispell, where rain was still falling at time of ob servation. With thes exceptions, clear weather prevailed over the Pacific Slope and Inter-Mountain region. Temperature fell decidedly over Western Washington and rose correspondingly over Eastern Washington and Idaho. The Indications point to fair weather over this forecast district Monday. FORECASTS. Portland and vicinity Fair; warmer; northwest winds. Western Oregon Fair; warmer north portion: northwest wind (SKEW Every child has a right to be well brought up. How much of this really de pends upon environment is well known. Perhaps it has not occurred to you that Eose City Park is an ideal place for the chil dren. There, they have the priceless opportunity of close association with Nature. Scenery, fresh air, pure water, healthful exercise and an absolute absence of every possible tendency toward evil. Ev ery fond father should avail himself of the excep tional offer of real estate in Kose City Park. A lot costs but little. Buy one and build your home upon it. Well be. glad to help you" in any way we can. Hartman Thompson BANKERS Chamber o! Commerce S2 ack 8l Co. Streets, Portland, Oregon. - - - - $1.00, $1.50, $2.00 per Da. Western Washington Fair; warmer! northwest winds. Eastern Oregon, Eastern Washington anc Idaho Fair. PACIFIC COAST WEATHER. Observations taken at & P. M-, Pacific time, July 21. 2 Wind." STATION. Baker City . . .. Bismarck Boise Eureka. ...... Helena ., North Head. . Pocatollo. . .. . , Portland Bed Bluff Roseburg. . ... Sacramento. . . Halt Lake Han Francisco. Spokane Seattle Ml T. I 7fll T. 4'S :r lnlNW 8 N 4 em . 4 sw 4?NE 4 NE 4 S 8 N 4!S Kti.v-sv 24'W 18:SW 16 SW Cloudy Clear Clear Clear Cloudy Cloudy Clear Clear Clear Clear Pt. cloudy Clear Pt. cloudy Clenr 04j0.00' oiru.uu 7l);'0.0f leolo.oi WO.OO K6;0.00 !12;(P.00 fcmft.nnl Wwio.on ISH'o.OOi 170:0.00, IClear T Trace. L. LODHOLZ, Acting District Forecaster. Of Spruce There are tremendous bodies of spruce timber, standing in the region of which Bay City Is the center. There will never be a busier sight in the North west than when the sawmills of Bay City begin to work upon the 30,000,000,000 feet of all kinds of timber that is ready for the ax. Spruce in almost every other locality is very scarce. It is in great demand, all the time, for boxes and shelving. These great trees are going to make Bay City the leading lumber-exporting port in the United States, bar none. People will fall all over them selves, a year hence, to buy lots in iayCity (On Tillamook Bay) Those same people could purs chase now and sell later at al most any price they might name. Water front property that can be purchased now for a few hundred dollars will be worth as many thousand. You can purchase lots for residence and business purposes in Bay City now for almost nothing. That is to say, the price is no where commensurate with the intrinsic value of the land itself. The Lytle road will be com pleted a year from now, and from that moment Bay City will be the center of a real estate activity that will cause you to remember with regret the op portunity that you missed. Take time by the forelock and inves tigate now. Bay City Land Co. 319 Lumber Exchange Portland, Ore. 170 Commercial St. Salem, Ore.