TIIE MORXIXG OREGONIAN, FRIDAY, JULY 19, 1913. CONDEMNATION OF LAND IS OPPOSED NEW STEAMER TAKES WATER AND IMMEDIATELY HEADS THROUGH HARBOR. NO. 4. WHY MAKE THE BURDEN HEAV American Can Company Makes Plea Before Commission of Public Docks. I" ." " . - - , .. - , 1 . . ' r-; IER? MEMBERS WORK IN HEAT 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 transferred. 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 conducted. 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. COLUMBIA'S STAGE IS HIGH ' 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 M. F. HENDERSON, OF SHAVER FLEKT. 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 Winter. UNITED KINGDOM RATE HIGH 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. BAXDOX WORK XEARLY DOXE 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. 7 STEAMER INTELIJGENCK. 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 blast. 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 Francisco. 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 PERSONAL MENTION. William Hawley, of Salem, is at the Annex. 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 nelius. Ex-Governor Toole, of Montana, is registered at the Multnomah from Helena. 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 Oregon. 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. Hogue. Eugene Brtvoort, J. E. Kelly. WINDBREAK IN PLAN Government to Rear Trees and Shrubs on Umatilla .Wing. AID TO RECLAMATION SEEN 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 extension. 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 unnp.ar&DCfl 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 side. 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. ! BOISE ENJOYS MYSTERY DIAMOND ROBBERY PUZZLES POLICE FORCE. 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 baffled. 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? ' PORTLAND RAILWAY, LIGHT & POWER COMPANY 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. ORGANIZATION IS COMPLETE 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. 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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 stomach. 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