Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, July 19, 1912, Image 18

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NO. 4.
American Can Company Makes
Plea Before Commission
of Public Docks.
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A. B. Winfre. Counsel for Concern,
Speaks on Proposed West Side
Dork Site, Where Com
pany's Plant Now Stands.
There was on old fashioned shirt
waist party held yesterday after
noon on the fifth floor of the Worcester
building, the guests including some of
the best known men in the city.
While there was an absence of dec
orations and Summer Ices, it was pro
nounced one of the most comfortable
events of the season, and It resolved
Itself Into a session of the Commission
of Public Docks.
Some of the members did not pre
tend to display the latest in their at
tire. Suspenders of new and old de
sign were worn and there was a vest
or two, though one member, F. W.
Mulkey, did not find it sufficiently
warm to remove his coat, even when
there were three ballots taken for the
nomination of clerk and a deadlock fol
lowed. M'ratker la "Blessed."
Ben Selling's feelings with refer
ence to warm weather were not aired
because he was out of the city, but
- every other Commissioner had such
caustic things to say of the atmospheric
situation that Harbormaster Speier
; removed his featherweight Jacket out
of sympathy.
A. B. WInfree, as counsel for the
American Can Company, whose plant
is on the proposed West Side dock
; site, at the foot of Fourteenth street,
: was there with members of the corpor-
atlon and a strong plea was made for
! the Commission to reconsider its de
: termination to condemn the land. No
;' promises were made and Commissioners
'. Kellaher and Cornwall will meet this
afternoon with the same men to dis-
W .ItnaHnn .1.11 talk lt ATI what
basis floor space will be leased In the
: done warenouse.
It Is averred that the American Can
Company cannot move Its plant in less
than a year and a half, first because
there are so many contracts on hand In
which deliveries have been guaranteed,
and secondly owing to the amount of
machinery and equipment that must be
Boad Sale Authorised.
An ordinance was read and passed
authorizing the sale of $1,500,000 of
bonds, being a portion of the issue of
$2,100,000 voted at the election of No
vember . 1910. The bonds draw 4ti
per cent and have a life of 50 years,
but are redeemable after 30 years.
Some time was spent In discussing the
advisability of having the legality of
the bonds passed on by an Eastern firm
as a means of expediting the transfer
after a bid had been accepted. It was
voted not to make such a move a part
of the ordinance or notice of sale.
In that connection it was said by
Chairman Mulkey. that he did not ex
pect that all property in either of the
two dock sites would be available for
construction work by September 1, be
cause of the manner In which the con
demnation proceedings will have to be
It was suggested that If the low
stage of water In the Willamette was
not taken advantage o'., wooden piling
could not be used fr the foundation,
and that concrete piling would have to
be substituted. Mr. Mulkey said he
believed the docks should be ready at
the opening of the Panama Canal and
in order to do he would favor shoulder
ing the extra expense, even though it
reached $60,000.
Early Estimate Wanted.
It was voted that an ordinance be
drawn for the removal of improvements
owned by the Standard Box & Lumber
Company on East Oak street, between
East Water street and the riverfront.
A request was read from Mayor Rush
light asking that the estimate of funds
that probahly will be required for 1913.
be died with the City Auditor not later
than September 30. 1S12. for use in
connection with the official budget.
James Laldlaw, British consul, re
quested that the report of the New
"Vork engineers comprising the ad
i vtsory committee, which tiled a lengthy
. estimate with recommendations in con
' nection with the general dock plan, be
released for publication in England,
where the Government will distribute it
for the benefit of shipping Interests.
It was voted to release the report for
general European publication.
Plans are being made for the ex
tension of all sewers that flow into the
river at dock sites, so the outfall will
be carried through the bulkhead and
thereby reach deep water. Engineer
Staritford, of New York, who was here
with the engineer committee, wrote
that he has forwarded by express,
specifications and drawings of the docks
and warehouses.
Ckaagrs Are Made.
Some changes are being made, one in
the slue of elevators for the East Side
warehouse, which will be 6x12 feet in
stead of having one cage IS feet square.
Brick is to be used for the floors of
the lower docks, the reason given be
ing that it is cheaper than asphalt
and less liable to damage during fresh
ets. The floors of the upper docks will
be wooden blocks instead of concrete.
As E. C Giltner. secretary of the
Chamber of Commerce, who has acted
as secretary of the Commission. Is to
leave the city, on a vacation it was
voted to have Chief Engineer Hegardt
act temporarily, and It was deemed
wise to resume balloting for a clerk,
which had resulted in a deadlock at
previous session.
The names of Charles J. Honeyman.
emploved in the City Auditor's office,
and F. I. Randall, a member of the
staff of the City Water Department,
were placed In nomination again and
though three ballots were taken the
vote resulted the same, two for each
man. The return of Ben Selling to
the city In time to participate in the
next meeting may change the com
plexion of the balloting, yet Commis
sioner Cornwall expects to leave town
Sunday and remain absent for two
weeks, so there will be but four to
vote in any event.
' Channel Improvements Halt Until
Water Recedes.
Water In the Columbia River may not
fall sufficiently to permit dredging to
be resumed on the upper river for a
month or six weeks, according to in
formation obtained at the office of
Major Morrow. Corps of Engineers. U.
S A., who recently ordered the dredge
i'matilla to Kennewlck. She will re
main there until one of the drill scows
Joins her. and that wljl be when funds
are available following the passage of
the rivers and harbors bill.
Travelers who have reached the riv
er after passing through the Clear
water country, say that there is an
Before the new steamer M. F. Henderson started from the ways at the plant of the Portland Ship
building Company yesterday her engines were set in motion and her wheel "turned over." so when she
struck the water at 3 o'clock she Immediately backed and made a landing to let off a few who took the
Mide then beaded through the harbor to the Shaver dock. She will be inspe cted in
week will go into commission. The first Henderson was lost July 21. 1911, below Bugby Hole, after
having been struck by the tug Samson. The new steamer Is of the same size and appearance, being fit
ted wfth the old machinery and much of the equipment. The new steamer Sarah Dixon, which replaces
the rieamer destroyed1 Janyuary 18. 1912. through a boiler explosion. In which three of the crew lost their
lives. Is under construction and will be finished in seven months.
abundance of snow remaining in the
hills, and so long as that melts slowly
the river will not drop to a suitable
working stage soon. Major Morrow
has mapped out a large amount of work
on the Columbia to be carried out dur
ing the low water season, and If ap
propriations are forthcoming when the
water reaches a normal stage, consid
erable can be accomplished before
Bay of Biscay Is Taken at 81s 3d
for Lumber Loading.
Neame Company have set a new
mark for lumber charters to the United
Kingdom as the engagement of the
British shin Bay of Biscay has been
made at 81s 3d. The vessel is on the-j
way to Callao from Cardiff and she is
the first fixed for that business in a
long time.
Freights to South African ports range
from "5 to 77 shillings, 6d, and to Syd
ney they are 50 and 51 shillings. In
some cases even 61s 3d. while 62s 6d, to
65 shillings is being paid to Valparaiso.
It Is reported from San Francisco that
virtually all tonnage owned there that
Is fit for handling lumber has been
cleaned up on foreign business and few
will be available In advance ot January.
A strong demand Is said to exist for
vessels on the West Coast that will
be due soon and the coastwise market
holds brisk, with most of the tonnage
under engagement.
Projects at Siuslaw and Coos Bay
Said to Be Progressing.
. - - hal ! vATnnvert near
i nn i the Hunth has de
creased from one to two feet, the im
provement project under way at that
harbor will be finished and it is thought
v.- v. - iiitui, will h hrouo-ht to a
close during the present month. A
dredge employed mere in oumik
:u And It will be ordered out
of commission at the same time.
Information from tne siusiaw Dis
trict Is that Johnson, Anderson & Com
pany are making headway. From Coos
Bay comes word that the 18-foot chan
nel protect to Marshfleld will be com.
Due to Arrive.
Name. From Date.
Beaver San Pedro. .. .In port
Breakwater.... Cooi Bay In port
I.thmlsn Sallna Cnis... July 19
Sue H. Elmore. Tillamook July 21
Roanoke in DIo July 21
Bear San Pedro July 21
Anvil Bandon July 22
Alliance Eureka July 22
Rote City San Pedro. ...July -
Goo. W. Elder. -San Dieso . . .July -9
Nevadan ...... Sallna Crux. .July SO
T.vr- Sallna Crus. ..Au. Is
Nbraskan Sallna Crux. . -Auk. 21
To Depart.
Name. For Data
Breakwater. ..Coos Bay July 19
Tale S. F. to L. A.. July 19
Harvard S. F. to I.. A.. July 20
Bearer San Pedro July 21
Sue H. Elmore. Tillamook July 23
Itthmlan. ..... Sallna Crus. ..July 23
Anvil .Pandon July 24
Roanoke San Dleg-o July 24
Alliance Eureka July 21
Bear San Pedro. .. .July 20
Geo. W. Elder. .San Dlero July 31
Rose City San Pedro. ...July 31
Nevadan Sallna Crus. . Aug.
Lyra Sallna Crus. . .Aus- 17
Nebrukan. ... .Sallna Crux. ..Aug. 25
pleted early In September, but that does
not mean that work on the bar will be
suspended, as the new dredge. Colonel
MIchle.'ls being constructed at Seattle
for that purpose. There also win De
maintenance continued Inside the bar.
Marine Xotes.
Lumber laden for Cape Town the
British ship Segura left down yester
day In tow of the steamer Monarch.
Official measurements of the new
steamer America, completed by Cus
tom House Inspectors are: Length
110 feet, beam 18.5 feet, depth of hold
6.7 feet, and 97.5 gross tons.
Oliver J. Olson, of the Olson & Ma
hony line, left last night for the East
via the Canadian Pacific to be prea
ent at the launching of the new steam
er California, at Wilmington, Del., Au
gust 15.
A. B. Wastell. manager of the Open
River Transportation Company, has re
turned from a Journey Into the wheat
belt of Oregon, and says that in the
vicinity of Arlington, Condon and
Roosevelt threshing is under way and
the crop was large.
Captain F. Lundy has been made
skipper of the steamer Relief, operat
ing on the Upper Columbia, succeed
ing Captain W. R. Thomas, and Cap
tain J. L. Reeder is master of the
steamer Iralda during the vacation of
Captain C I. Hooghklrk.
Astoria advices are that letters have
been received from members of the
crew of the battleship Oregon stating
that when she was en route over the
bar. bound from Portland for Seattle,
she lost a man overboard, but he was
rescued. He lost his footing while
catheadlng the anchor.
G. L. Blair, general freight -agent
of the San Francisco & Portland
Steamship Company, reached the city
yesterday from the Golden Gate,
though h tarried en ronta in Shasta
County to pass a week. Mr. Blair says
his trip Is one of the periodical kind
that has to do with gathering new
business in this territory. .
Bound for San Pedro with lumber
the steamer Yosemite sailed last even
ing from St. Johns and the steamer
Yellowstone left for Rainier and Oak
Point to load 800.000 feet for San
Francisco. The British tramp River
Forth finished loading at Prescott for
Sydney and will leave down early to
day. She is under engagement to J.
J. Moore & Co.
WMth the completion of the new Har
rlman bridge and the operation of the
double lift draw the question arose
among rlvermen yesterday as to what
signal muBt be given Dy steamers ue
siring to pass through. Major Mo
Indoe. Corps of Engineers. U. S. A.
holds that as the old Steel bridge is
to be torn out within six months the
signal used for that will be recog
nized by the operators of the new
structure, one long and one short
Movements of Vessels.
PORTLAND, July 18. Arrived Steamer
Oleum, from Port Saa Luis. Sailed SI earn
er Yosemite. for San Pedro; steamer Carlos,
for San Francisco.
Astoria, juiy in. oauea i w a.
Gasoline schooner Anvil, for Bandon and
way ports. Sailed at 2 P. M. Steamer
p. M. Steamer Geo. W. Elder, for San
Diego and way ports. Amru l .
left up at 2:30 P. M. Steamer Oleum, from
fori &an i.uib.
San Kranolsco, July IS. Sailed at 8 P.
M. Steamer tjoasier, lor rui
rived Steamer Bear. from Can Pidro:
steamer Roanoke, from San Diego; steamer
n . T-, 1 i ,1 esilari at S A. M .
Steamer Temple E. Dorr, for Portland.
trIIPni,a iniv is Arrived Steamer Alli
ance, from Portland.
fori aan uuis. juiy id. vn "
er J. A. Chanslor, from Portland.
San KTancisco. juiy jo. vm,, i-.,
from Seattle; Peru, from Ancon; Rose City.
from romanu, x. a- ni.. - - -----
Sailed Steamers Ashtabula. for Antoro-
gasta; roaster, ror i-oruanu , ... ....
Banrton: sr-honner Hugh Hogan. for Bandon.
. . , t..i.. i A Ivjul Kan t ix-
briel. Umpqua River; Ohehalis. Aberdeen.
General Hubbard. Aberdeen, with Shoshone
In tow. Sailed President, Puget Sound;
... . i. u i wiilBTia- trair
mamain. i-ori.iw.iiu. -. ...- .
Oaks. Grays Harbor.
Seattle. July 18. Arrived Steamers Shld
zuoka Maru, from Yokohama: Northland,
from Sitka: Humboldt, from Skagway.
Sailed Steamers Atlas and barge, for San
Columbia River Bar Report.
Condition at the mouth of the river at 5
i vf smooth: wind south, six miles;
weather cloudy. ,
Tides at Astoria Friday.
High. Low.
l it i M TO fet!10:44 A. M 0.3 feet
aioo P.' M 8-S feetU:87 P. M....1.T feet
William Hawley, of Salem, is at the
a. W. Burrows, a Ridgefleld merchant,
Is at the Cornelius.
a. L. Dawson, of Spokane, is regis
tered at the Annex.
J. R. ,'Xowe. a tourist from Stuart,
la., is at thd Bowers.
TV tv fimith. a CaDe Horn mining-
man, is at the Portland.
v w Settlemeir. a Woodburn florist.
is registered at the Oregon.
James R. Wainwright, of Honolulu,
Is registered at the Bowers.
Henry J. Pierce, a Spokane lumber
man', Is 'at the Multnomah.
xr tv V. SchlmDff. of Astoria, Is
registered at the Portland.
7n. Ttnsendorf. a merchant of inde
pendence, is at the Perkins.
S. P. Smith and family from New
castle, Pa., are at the Oregon.
Edwin Knoble. a manufacturing agent
of Tacoma, is at the Multnomah.
David Lasar, a San Francisco business
man. is registered at the Bowers.
of San Francisco, is at the Portland.
E. H Stirling, a banker of San Fran
cisco, is registered at the Cornelius.
J. C. Carruthers, a miningman of isei
son, B. C, is registered at the Ore
gon. -Mr tj Tea.w a vnllmflrl contractor
of Roseburg, is registered at the Cor
Ex-Governor Toole, of Montana, is
registered at the Multnomah from
Charles J. Van Duyn, a pioneer mer
chant of Tygh Valley, is registered at
the Perkins.
TviiK,, s VaArelev. a real estate
owner and agent of Spokane, is regis
tered at tne i-ort-iano.
J. Acheson and W. H. Fawcett, Spo
kane business men, are registered at
the Multomah.
W. S. Seale. a large owner of Cana
dian lands. Is registered at the Mult
nomah from Vancouver.
Alfred Costello, a retired leather
dealer, and Charles E. Peck, an insur
ance man, or isew ion, are u
Louisa Harder and Vallie Harder, sis
ters of the assignment manager of the
Falrmount Hotel in San Francisco, are
at rh flrezon
G. L. Blair, general freight agent of
. . - . D Dm .1 h4 C,Avt-
the San r ranciscu rui""
ship Company, is registered at the
Portland from San Francisco.
CHICAGO. July 18. (Special.) The
following from Oregon are registered
at Chicago hotels:
Portland Congress. H E. Edwards;
Great Northern, Mr. and Mrs. H. W.
Eugene Brtvoort, J. E. Kelly.
Government to Rear Trees and
Shrubs on Umatilla .Wing.
E. G. Hopson, in Charge of Prelim
inary Work, Says Owners and Set
tlers Are Prompt and Prog
ress Is Gratifying-.
E. G. Hopson. supervising engineer
of th. -Reclamation Service, reported
yesterday that gratifying progress was
being made in securing tne signatures
nf landowners to contracts required
by the Government before it will be
gin construction work on the west ex
tension of the Umatilla project.
The response of the owners of the
land embraced In the project in ap
proving the agreements which pledge
them to meet the charges of the im
provement has measured up to expec
tations. Settlers are also equally
prompt In giving to the Government
right-of-way agreements for the con
struction of windbreakB.
In the aggregate, these rignts-or-way
will require nearly 3000 of the
total of 30.000 acres included in the
Windbreaks to Be Used.
If the extension Is Installed, and
this seems assured at the rate the
oca aiming i, n this will
be the first project constructed by the
Government in which plantations of
trees and shrubs will be used as wind
breaks. It has been observed by the
-,....-M.n,An DaMamallnn Rnrvii'B offi
cials that the severe winds are the
most serious detriment to irrigation
projects In the Columbia River Val-
ilthmie-h tint violent the winds
prove serious in their effect because
of the light and arming cnaracier oi
the soil.
The plans of the Reclamation Serv-
f n . In.lnrfa at I, rrtll fl H I Tl IT thft entire
body of 30,000 acres with a strip of
trees and shrubs 500 feet deep. Run
ning through the lands north and south
at frannant Intervals will be Dlanted
other bodies of trees in belts about
200 feet wide. Through these strips
of trees, which will give each. tract of
ip,li,Bha innrf thA of being
entirely surrounded by woodland, will
be constructea roaaways ana me concrete-lined
laterals and canals for con
veying water onto tne various tracts.
Government to Rear Trees.
in Mh feature of the project the
Forestry Department will co-operate
with the Reclamation Service in plant
ing and rearing the tree growths. It
is planned to use for the purpose of
windbreaks the following varieties,
principally: Locust, Cottonwood, pop
lar and yellow pine.
The windbreaks are deemed essen
tial not alone to facilitate the agri
cultural development of the adjacent
Irrigable lands, but to make the? tracts
more desirable places of residence and
In the same proportion enhance their
value. The use of different trees as
windbreaks involves also a practical
Under the control of the united
States they are to be made a source
mnniv r.r fuel fencia nosts and tel
ephone poles and for the location and
establishment of public parks, road
ways. Irrigation works and for other
public facilities for the settlers within
the project as may be approved by the
Government. !
Stranger Goes Into Jewelry Store
- Ostensibly to Buy Watch Charm
and Takes $5000 in Jewels.
BOISE, Idaho, July 18. Completely
baffled over the cleverest diamond
robbery Involving J6000 worth of Jew
els, the police of this city are search
ing for a clew to the man who en
tered the Jewelry store of J. T. Laugh
lin Saturday night and slipped a wal
let containing the unset diamonds into
his pocket- Scores of private detec
tives, besides all of the plain-clothes
men of the police force, have been
For the purpose of making sure of
his ground, the robber entered the
store on the night before the robbery
and inquired about a watchcharro,
talked about it for awhile with the
There is a vast difference between a
public utility and a private calling.
One is clothed with public uses, the
other is not.
A public utility pre-supposes public con
trol and regulation. Franchises, when
granted, contain regulative features. With
in recent years the states have passed and
put into effect public utility acts, granting
power to a commission to enforce such reg- "
ulative features as it decides to order into
effect. Oregon's new law goes into effect
in November. It provides:
Power to fix rates.
To enforce service.
And to fix a valuation upon the investment.
With this law in effect, the commission
will have its hands tied effectively, if a du
plicate investment is permitted in Portland
for light and power. How?
Because in fixing the rate the commis
sion must allow a reasonable rate of inter
est on both investments that made by the
old company and the new.
Why have two investments when one is
sufficient and in the end permits of a more
economical and satisfactory rate to the
consumer? '
clerk and then went out. Saturday
he again entered the store, this time
between 6 and. S o'clock in the even
ing, when hundreds of people were
passing the place. Going up to the
clerk, he inquired about the charm
and asked him to look through the
catalogues. When the clerk retired
to the rear of the store to do so tne
robber leisurely followed him. The
big safe, located near where the clerk
Inspected the catalogues, was open at
the time. While the clerK was Dusy,
the robber quickly drew oiit the wal
let and after talking with the clerk.
who had been unable to find tne Kino
of charm the stranger wanted, walked
out of the store and disappeared, a hat
was the last seen of him.
There were 25 diamonds in the wal
let and several cameos. The diamonds
were large, and a choice selection. The
store is Insured by the Jewelers' Pro
tective Association, which has placed
its most skilled detectives on the case.
Northwestern Fidelity Company
Formed to Acquire Marquam Block.
Organization of the Northwestern
Fidelity Company, which has been
How She
Cured Her Husband
"For five years my husband suffered
with his stomach. The medicine he took
only jravo relief for a while, nothing
curea, wnies jurs.
Sarah Baker of Not
tinghill, Mo. "Out
merchant bought
some of Chamber
lain's medicines
last fall and also re
ceived some free trial
samples of Chamber
lain's Stomach and
Liver Tablets He
gave us some of them
and I wanted my hus
band to try them. He
said it would do no
frrwrl. Til a fltrvmarh
fetf id had been troubling
fv-f' --Ji At last on Friday I
ftI3-'"'(-J not take those tablets
I was going to send for
a doctor, and he said
he would take them. By Monday he was
like another man. The blues were gone,
no more trouble with his stomach, and
the best part is that the trouble has not
returned. I cannot praise Chamber
lain's Tablets too highly."
told him if he would
Try Till Remedy at Oar Risk.
Ugly pimples and blotches not only
disfigure the face but cause unpleas
ant comments.
They are a form of eczema and
will not yield to "beauty prepara
tions" but demand rational treatment.
It was in just such conditions that
our new soothing, antiseptic skin
remedy, Saxo Salve, first proves its
great value. Apply it as directed on
going to bed only a few treatments
are necessary to show its marvelous
healing power.
A remarkable feature that gives
special value to Saxo Salve, Is its
ability to penetrate the skn and car
ry its healing, germ-destroying action
to the very seat of the disease.
We give back your money If Saxo
Balve does not satisfy you fully.
Woodard Clarke Co., druggists, Port
land, Or.
formed for the purpose of acquiring the
Marquam building, has Just been com
pleted. The incorporators are H. L.
Pittock, C. H. Carey and Emery Olm
stead. The capitalization is $500,000.
The Marquam building was sold a
few weeks ago to officials of the Port
land Trust Company and the North
western National Bank, recently or
ganized. The same set of officials
will hold the stock in the Northwest
ern Fidelity Company, which was
formed so that it will be unnecessary
for the funds of either bank to carry
the real estate Investment.
It. is probable that the Portland
Trust Company will be ready to oc
cupy its quarters In the Marquam
building within four months. Work on
reconstructing the building will begin
about Angust 1. At the same time
that the Portland Trust Company goes
into its new rooms the Northwestern
National Bank, which has a common set
of directors with the trust company,
will open for business.
Made of Wheat-TheMeai
of -All the Grains!
Rich in the most valuable food element
(Protein) the bone-building, muscle-making
substance the nourishment of meat without
its drawbacks. '
This is why "Force" develops the child
sustains the grown-up strengthens the old.
Another reason. Wheat cooked is easy
to digest and assimilate. Avoid the heavy
coarse, bulky grains that underfeed the system
but overwork the
Eat "Force "-the
Wheat 006. with a
blend of barley malt.
Appetizing Delic
ious Satisfying ready
to serve with milk and
sugar. 4
Have a "Force"
breakfast tomorrow.
Made by The H-O Company, Buffalo
1 1
Sailing 9 A. M. July 21, 26, 31, August 5, 10 15. 20. 25.
SAN FRANCISCO First-class $10.00, $12.00, $15.00. Second class $8.00.
LOS ANGELES First-class $21.50. $23.60. $26.50. Second-class $11.35.
Steamers Manchuria, Mongolia. Korea and s-lberla, also China. Nile and Persia,
Mexico, Central America, Suuth America
Ticket Office W2 THIRD STREET. Phones Main 2605. A 140.