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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, FRIDAY. MAY 2, 1913.
SUIT IS INDORSED
Docks Commission, Piqued by
Company's Action, Backs
Request to Council.
LEGAL RIGHTS QUESTIONED
Failure to Send Representative to
Discuss Situation on Front Street
XorUj of Thurman Is Cause.
Dock Sites Taken Up.
Piqued by the attitude of the North
ern Pacific Terminal Company In not
convening in Joint assembly with the
Commission of Public Docks to discuss
the merits of a franchise under which
the company operates on Front street,
north of Thurman. but instead writing
that It could be utilized for belt-line
purposes for a financial consideration,
the Commission yesterday backed a re
quest to the Council that suit be Insti
tuted to determine If the tracks are
History In connection with the mat
ter was gone over to the effect that a
meeting had been held with Ed Lyons,
manager of the Northern Pacific Ter
minal Company, and It was understood
from his demeanor that he would take
the question up with directors of the
corporation and recommend that all
concerned meet In company, as he fa
vored the move. The plan of the Com
mission of Public Docks was for the
track north of Thurman street to be
thrown open as a common-user line and
then obtain permission to build south
rf Thurman street. It is held by the
Commission that prior to 1S83 a fran
chise was granted the company to lay
tracks north to Thurman street, but
when the city limits were extended
from there and the center of the track
rhanged. through an amendment to the
franchise, it Is contended the com
pany thereby earned the privilege of
building north of Thurman.
Bowles Explains situation.
J. R- Bowles, of the Northwest Eteel
Company, which occupies property In
cluded In the West Side dock site under
a lease from the Star Sand Company,
which will expire In two years, was
In consultation with the Commission
to ascertain definitely, if possible.
whether the municipality would insist
on using the property after thecon
demnatlon proceedings. He said it
would not work a hardship on the
company to relinquish Its dock after
the Summer months, hut that tttere was
between 6000 and 7000 tons of steel
xtored In the yards and 6S days would
! required to move that at a cost of
J 30.000. To move the entire plant
would take three to four months, he
said. About 93000 worth of steel was
In transit, he said, some coming on the
Danish steamer Klna from Europe, two
lots being due via the American
Hawaiian service in July and August
end another consignment from Europe
later that would come on a vessel not
vet declared. He said if the plant
could be moved In January, when bus!
ness was slack, the damage to be paid
by the city would be minimized.
As tha condemnation suit against the
Star Sand Company Is set for May 14.
It was decided to await its outcome, as
the decision may assist In solving the
Northwest Steel Company s dilemma.
G. B. Hegardt. chief engineer of the
Commission, reported that arrange,
ments had been made to drive test piles
on the Martin dock property and test
holes would be bored on the Star Sand
Company's holdings to determine the
character of the foundation.
Joint Meeting Planned.
H. E. Plummer. building inspector.
wrote the Commission that, pending
legal proceedings Instituted, no steps
were being taken to prevent the in
man-Poulsen Lumber Company from
constructing a new dock across street
ends, but that no permits were being
issued for the work.
In a letter from the Port of Port
land Commission it was stated that as
soon as additional data were gathered
on harbor conditions a joint meeting
would be arranged with the Commis
sion of Public Docks. In reference to
that an opinion was read from City
Letters were read from J. D. Far re 11.
president of the O.-W. B, & NV and
Balfour. Guthrie & Co.. commenting
on reports forwarded concerning the
New York dock system -Hnd methods
of handling cargo.
F. W. Mulkey. chairman of the Com
mission, went on record yesterday as
favoring the construction of the East
Side dock simultaneously with work
on the West Side structure.
dress of white and brown and to get
better acquainted with shipping an
commercial Interests of the river ter
rttory, as well as the men who do
things on North Beach, a party of O.
W. K. & N. officials will leave Ash
street dock at 9 o'clock this morning
aboard the vessel for Astoria and Meg
ler, stopping en route at various points.
The Harvest Queen has been give
an overhauling that "Captain " Ed
Budd, superintendent of water lines,
says places her In a class by herself,
while every stick of her woodwork
exposed to view has received a fresh
coat of paint. The cabin has been
scrubbed and retlnted and she is ready
to go on the Astoria route on her re
turn, replacing the steamer Hassalo,
which Is to be given the same atten
tlon. Among the officials who will
make the trip are William McMurray,
general passenger agent: A. C. Martin,
assistant general passenger agent; R.
B. Miller, traffic manager: Harvey
Lounsbury. general freight agent
Dae to Arrive.
Name. From. !
Bum .Los Angeles.. In port
Bear Los Angeles.. May 3
Bmkvtter. ...Cooa Bar May S
Eos H. Elmore. Tillamook.. ..May 4
hotnoke Pan Dleio.... Mar a
Alliance. .. .Eureka May
Oeo. XT. Kldr..San Diego.... May 11
v.i. nr mla...H
Har I.o Ancele. . May
Harvard 6.F. to L.A May
Camina .... 8an Francisco May
:nK..r.r. .. .Coos timf, .... JU ay
EuoH. Elmore. Tillamook. ...May
fc.ar Loa Angelas. . May
Roanoke... ....San Diego.... May
Alllarce Eureka ?!a,r
Ceo. VT. Eider. .Ban Diego.... May
Europeaa and Oriental Serrloa.
.-.. From Daf.
jiarpagua......SeHttl. ...... In port
Kentra,...... Vancouver... May
Klna. London. .....Juno
Sithonia Hamourg.... May
Falls of Orchy .London
Faronla Hamburg.... Juno
C. F. Laelss. ...Hamburg July
fr'n ot Calls. . Antwerp Aug.
Brlasavla Hamburg Aug.
Harrasu .Orient May
Krntra Knslsnd May
Klthonla Kambuti May
Falla ot orchy .Orient 'una
Fa.onla ...Hamburg.... July
C. F. Laelsx. .. .Hamburg Aug.
Ralnh Blalsdel. auditor; Arthur C.
Spencer, of the legal department;
George W. BoschKe. cmer engineer,
with "Captain" Budd as cicerone.
root DESERT MAXSnU MARL'
At irclci-s Law Docs ot Apply to
Cargo Ships Vntil July 1.
Captain John Salter is shy four men
in the crew of the Japanese steamer
Manshu Marn. as the quartet slipped
over the side while the vessel was on
the way from Rainier to Portland
Wednesday night, and they were missed
at t o'clock yesterday morning. None
nf the Japanese who created a dis
turbance on the former visit of the
tramp are In the crew, as they are in
prison In Japan awaiting trial.
While a new law requiring vessels
carrying over 50 persons, regardless of
nationality, to be equipped with wire
lees on leaving an American port. Is In
effect with reference to passenger ves
sels. Captain Salter says be has been
Informed that It has no bearing on
cargo carriers until July 1, so he will
be permitted to leave. The crew num
bers li now. and as watchmen are em
ployed and the sailors locked In their
quarters at night, be hopes to retain
I.OXGS3IOKEMEX TO .COXVEXE
Portland representatives Leave for
San Pedro Sleeting.
Delegates to the Pactflo Coast con
vention of the International Longshore
men's Association, which will be held
st San Pedro May 5 to 10. left Portland
last night. The party was headed by
A. J. Madsen. secretary and treasurer
of the Pacific Coast District, as a
delegate from Local No. C. E. A. Barnes
and Gus liars ch also will represent that
body. C Johnston was a delegate from
Local No. S. and William Randall from
lcal No. 4. the latter comprising the
T. V. O'Conner, vice-president of the
International Association, who Is at
Seattle on a visit, will likewise attend
the convention It Is said that there
will be no change with reference to
conditions at Portland, but the conven
tion may adopt means of eliminating
non-nnlon men from the Puget Sound
HARVEST QUEEN IS OX JACXT
O.-W. K- X. Department Heads to
Cover Kiver Territory. .
To show off the steamer Harvest
Queen as she appears In her Summer
With 600,000 feet of lumber, the
steamer Iaoua was cleared yesterday
and sailed for San Diego. The schooner
Irene left down from St. Helens wun
lumber for San Francisco.
To load piling on deck, the steamer
Tellowstone left the harbor last eve
ning for Stella. The steamer Willam
ette, which arrived yesterday with pas-
sengers from the south, returned to St.
Helens last evening to load empty creo
sote drums, which she will carry to
Vancouver, B. C, and call at Seattle
returning to California.
Schedule No. 2 of the Hamburg-American
line's trans-Pacific freight serv
ice was Issued yesterday, owing to
tha expected earlier arrival of the Ger
man steamer Sltbonla, first of the fleet
to come here, which Is now due May iz,
though in the first schedule she was
looked for May 17.. Consequently she
will sail from Portland May 10 Instead
of May 23.
From Rainier the Norwegian steamer
Terrier will enter the harbor today,
going to Inman-Poulsen's to load lum
ber. She halls from Acapulco and Is
under engagement to Balfour, Guthrie
& Co. for Australian loading. The Nor
wegian steamer Mathilda will shift to
day from Westport to Prescott and la
ter continue to St. Johns. The same
arm has her for Australia.
As Captain Levi Snyder, master of
the gasoline schooner Anvil, which is
on the beach at Sluslaw, where she
struck April 11. has filed his report,
United States Inspectors Edwards and
Fuller have set May 6 as the date for
an Investigation of the accident. Cap
tain L. Veysey, prlnolpal owner in tne
vessel, says he fully expects to float
her on the next high tide, if gear is
delivered on time-
Captain George McNelly, who en
tered on his duties yesterday as a
member of the Columbia River Pilots'
Association, took the gasoline schooner
Patsy to the lower harbor as his first
charge. Captain Isaac Turppa, who
succeeded Captain McNelly as master
of the steamer Ocklahama, Joined that
vessel in June, 1909, as mate and pilot.
A year later he was made pilot. A. L.
Pease, Jr., who has been appointed
pilot, went aboard in 1909 and worked
up from deckhand and watchman.
Movements of Vessels.
PORTLAND. May 1. Arrived steamer
Willamette, from San Diego; steamer W. F.
Herrin. from Port San Luis: Japanese
steamer Manshu Mara, from Karatau. bailed
.steamer Multnomah. for San Diego;
steamer Oeo. W. tvlder. for ban Diego;
steamer Iaqua. for San Diego; gasoline
schooner Patsy. for Bandon; ateamer
Maverick, for Ban Francisco.
Astoria. May 1. Arrived down at a ana
sailed at 9:1a A. M. Schooner W. F. Jewett,
for San Francisco. Arrived at C and loft up
at 7:15 A. M. Steamer Willamette, from
an Francisco. balled at c:30 A. M.
Steamer O. M. Clark, for San Pedro. Failed
at 7 A. M. Steamer Navajo, for ban Fran
Cisco. Sailed at Itf A. M- btoamer Port
land, for ban Pedro. Arrived at 11:10 A. M.
Steamer General Hubbard, from Chlgnlk.
Sailed at 11:16 A. M. Gasoline sohooner
Tillamook, for Bandon.
6an Francisco. May 1- Arrived Sohooner
Beulah. from Columbia River. balled
noon steamer Rosa City, for San Pedro.
Sailed last night Steamer Bee. for Port
Coos Bay. May L Arrived at A. at
Steamer Breakwater, from Portland.
Point Revee. May 1. Passed at 1 F. M.
Steamer Stanley Dollar, from Portland, for
San Pedro. H
San Pedro. April 10. Arrived Steamer
Hornet, from Columbia River.
Astoria. April SO. Arrived at f and left
up at 11 P. M. Norwegian steamer Terrier,
from Acapulco. Left up at g:S0 P. M
Norwegian ateamer Mathilda. Arrived at 11
P. M. and loft up at midnight Steamer
w. K. Herrin. from Port Ban Luis.
San Francisco. May 1. Arrived Steamer
F. S. Loop, from Everett; Adeline Smith,
Homer. Coos Bay; Fair Haven. Ludlow;
schooner Beulah, from the Columbia River.
Departed Steamers Atlas. Barge 91, Se
attle: Bear, Alaska, via Seattle.
Columbia Blver Bar Report.
Condition at the month of the river at 6
P. M.. smooth; wind, southwest. It miles;
Tides at Astoria Friday.
High Water. Low Water. .
10:99 A. M...4.7 feet t:n9 A. M...S.0 feet
10:5 P. M...S.1 feet, 4:61 P. M...9.9 feet
JUVENILE MARKET IS IDEA
Women Arranging; to Put School
Products on Sale.
Portland Is to have a novelty this
Summer In the shape of a juvenile mar
ket. Mrs. Evans, city market Inspector,
who was one of the Judges at the school
garden exhibit last Summer, believing
many of the vegetables raised by the
children superior to those offered In
the markets, has conceived the idea
of establishing in one of the down
town buildings a market for the vege
tables and flowers raised in these gar
dens. She enlisted the aid of the club
women of the city, all of whom have
gone vigorously to work to carry it to
School officials have been consulted
and will give the movement their sup
port. Within a few days the commit
tee will announce where the Juvenile
market will be established and other
JCTtY ESTIMATES 865-FOOT
STRIP AT $310,250.
Appraisals Sliotv Wlda Range
Condemnation Proceedings of City
Against Elevator Company.
Valuation of $310,250 was placed on
365 feet of waterfront wanted by the
city from -the Paclflo Milling & Eleva
tor Company for public dock purposes
by a Jury In Circuit Judge Kavanaugh's
court yesterday. This sum Is from
ST0.000 to 990.000 more than B. D. Slgler,
ex-County Assessor; George R. Funk,
a deputy assessor, and Joseph Paquet,
the city's experts testified It Is worth.
and from J56.000 to 9239,000 less than
witnesses for the defense placed its
value at. Fulton & Bowerman repre
sented the Pacific Milling & Elevator
Witnesses called yesterday py tne
milling company and their estimates
were as follows: H. H. Bancroft. 11000
front foot; W. B. Ayer. 9750.000; W.
IL Chapln. 912S0 a foot; M. W. Hunt,
91000 a foot: F. r. Kendall, iizou a
foot; C. C. Craig, $350,000, and A. C.
The amount allowed by the Jury fig
ures out at exactly $850 a front foot.
Mr. Slgler said $625 and Mr. Funk $600
and the estimate of Mr. Paquet was
substantially the same. Experts called
by the defense, prior to yesterday and
their estimates were: R. N. Tufford,
$1000 a foot; Ralph W. Hoyt, $1200 to
$1500 a foot; Samuel Connell, $1250 a
The Jury was out an hour and 40
The Pacific Milling & Elevator Com
pany property is on the west side of
the river. Just south of the Alblna fer
ry. Should -the city win this case all
the defendant company would have left.
It Is said, would be a 10-foot strip
along Front street, the western boun
dary of the tract, and a small hillock
along one side.
BISHOP'S SCHEDULE MADE
Appointments of Church Official for
May and Jnne Announced.
Bishop Scaddlng announces the fol
lowing official appointments for May
Msy 1 Ascension day. Officiate Ascen
May 4 Sunday after Ascension. Confir
mation, St. David's In morning; St. Michael's
at Roasmere. at night.
May 7 Meeting, of Board or Church Ex
May 10 Sutherlln.
May 11 Whitsunday. Sutherlln, Rose-
May 13 Meeting hospital trustees.
May IS Commencement graduate nurses
at Trinity, Portland.
May 17 Preach annual meeting Junior
Auxiliary, St. David's.
May 18 Trinity Sunday, av Confirmation
Trinity In morning; conference lay readers
P. M. ; Grace Memorial. Irvlngton. 8 P. M.
May 20- Annual Meeting Woman's Auxil
iary. St. David's convention service Pro
Cathedral at 8 P. M.
May 21 Diocesan convention at ' Trinity
Church. 10 A. M.; men's dinner at Portland
Hotel. 6:80 P. M.
May 22 Diocesan convention. Trinity
Church; missionary meeting St. David's at
May 2.1 Vancouver, B. C
May 27 - 20 International clerlcus. Vic
toria. B. C
June 1 Second Sunday after Trinity.
Portland. Ascension morning. St. Mark's, at
June a Meeting of Board of Church Ex
tension. Making of the missionary budget.
June 8 Third Sunday after Tnintty. Sa
June 8 St. Helen's Hall commencement.
June 10 McMlnnvlIle. Benediction of the
June 1 1 McMlnnvf lie. St. Barnabas day.
June 12 cove orchard. Inspect new
Bishop Scott School plans.
June IB Tacoma.
June 17 Seattle.
June 10 Portland. Conference with the
June 22 Fifth Sunday after Trinity. Cor-
June 23 Meeting of hospital trustees in
morning. Meeting of St. Helen's Hall trus
tees at night.
June 24 St. John the Baptist day. Of
ficiate St. Helen's Hall.
June 2S Receive delegates to World's
Christian citizenship Conference.
June 29 Portland. Pro-CathedraL Open
ing of World's Christian Citlzenshln Can-
lerence. j-resiaen at sectional conference on
Ing In Circuit Court. In It both the de
fendant in the breach of promise ac
tion and R. H. Thompson, Sr., his
father, are defendants. Its object is to
force the retransfer of shares of stock
In the R. R. Thompson Estate Com
pany, which stood in the name of R. H.
Thompson. Jr., but which were signed
over to his father prior to the com
mencement of the suit, but after it
This case will come before Circuit
Judge McGinn. In whose court the
breach of promise case was tried, on
May 23. R. H. Thompson, Sr.. has filed
In court an affidavit in which he as
serts that his son never really owned
the stock, but that it was in his name
merely as a matter of convenience. Ho
declares that he personally knew noth.
Ing of the threatened suit when he re
ceived the stock back. The value of
the stock Is said to be more than suf
ficient to cover the Judgment.
PORTLAND IS SELECTED
MONTGOMERY" WARD & CO. TO
OPEN" COAST BRAXCH.
Temporary Quarters With 80,000
Feet of Floor Space Iieased and
Building Will Be Erected.
That Eastern capitalists and busi
ness men regard Portland as the most
progressive and promising city on the
Pacific Coast was again attested yes
terday when Montgomery W ard & Co,
a big mall-order house of Chicago,
leased the building at Eighteenth and
Upshur streets, formerly occupied by
the Carman Manufacturing company,
for a distributing warehouse. It Is the
Intention, within a year or two, to
erect a large building here for use as
a branch house. The decision to locate
in Portland was made after J. C. Mad
dlson. traffic manager of the house, had
made a study of all Pacific Coast cities,
having begun his investigation three
years ago. The plant will take care
of the business of the company in
California, Oregon. Washington and
'TVs expect the business here to be
in operation by July 1, said Mr. Maa
dlson at the Portland Hotel last night.
The Carman building has eight floors
and 80,000 feet of floor space
Montomery Ward & Co. Is the plo
neer mail-order house or tne worm.
The business was established In 1872.
The firm handles virtually all kinds of
merchandise, much of which it manu
factures. It has a large number of fac
tories throughout the East. It Is cap
ltallzed at $40,000,000 and employs 6000
With the possible exception ot a rew
heads of the departments the employes
of the new concern will be Portland
AUTO THIEF CONFESSES
THREE YOUTHS ARE HELD OX
CHARGE OF JOY-RIDIXG.
BOARDS NEARLY FILLED
lato of Charter Expected to Be
Known by Midnight Saturday.
With more than 90 per cent of the
election boards completely filled and
prospects for the remaining 10 per cent
being filled today, the outlook Is that
the special charter election and primary'
nominating elections of tomorrow will
be the most successfully conducted of
any In recent years. City Auditor
Barbur announced last night that In
no prior election on record in Port
land have the boards been so well sup
plied with officials as at present. Gen
erally It has been found necessary to
select most of -the clerks and judges
at the polling places on the day of the
Of the. officials close to 45 per cent
will be women. There are approxi
mately 300 women signed up to serve
on either the day or night boards.
There will be but few precincts where
there are not women officials.
Arrangements have been completed
for handling supplies and the receiving
returns at the City Hall. Automobiles
will be on hand daring the day to
take supplies to precincts that run
It Is believed that it will be possible
to ascertain before midnight the fate
of the charter. The charter votes will
be counted first, the Republican second,
the Democratic third and the Progres
ESSAY PRIZES ARE OFFERED
Cash Awards Ilsted In Contest on
The Multnomah County Women's
Christian Temperance Union Is offering
cash prizes to the pupils of the Port
land public schools, who are writing
essays on subjects pertaining tu
hygiene as suggested Tecently by the
committee from the union.
The best essay in each fifth, sixth a
seventh grade will be entered and
awarded the one selected. In the
eighth and ninth grades the pupils are
writing on "Why Business Men Prefer
to Employ Total Abstainers." The
writer of the prize will be awarded $10.
The subject being written upon in
the high schools is "The Value of Total
Abstinence to a .Life." - A prise of $15
will be given the writer of the .winning
The papers should bear the name and
address of the writer and. should be
sent to the County W. C. T. U. head
quarters, Behnke-Walker building, by
Arrests Follow Series of Thefts of
Machines In City During
Past Few Days.
With two auto numbers and the 1913.
license for auto 1364 In his possession
Clifford Morris. 18 years old and night
Janitor at the Majestic Theater, was
arrested late yesterday at Fourth and
stark streets by Detectives Mallett and
Price, and confessed to stealing the
automobile of J. R- Burke, a tlmberman.
of 450 East Twenty-second street
North. With him were arrested Fred
Collp, 18, who was arrested last Sum
mer on a similar charge, and Ray Em-
rick. 23 years old, a chauffeur. All were
charged with the theft or tne macnine,
which was taken from the front of the
Pantages Theater Saturday night, and
was found early Sunday in seiiwooo.
near the residence of one of the young
Fifteen auto thefts, all evidently for
joy-rldlng purposes, in the last Beven
days, caused a stir in the police depart
ment, and Detectives Price and Mallett
were assigned to Investigation of the
Joy riders. In Jail Morris confessed the
theft of the Burke machine, but the
detectives also hope to prove a large
part of the recent thefts.
The scheme used for such thefts has
been, according to the detectives, to
steal the number from a small or cheap
car and to attach it to a larger and
better machine, in which they went
Joy-riding. Policemen, paying more at
tention to the number of the license
than to the make or appearance QjfL the
automobile, were deceived by the false
RENTAL SUIT IS STARTED
Philip and I. Gevnrtz & Sons Sued
by Richard Kochler.
Allescd failure of Philip Gevurta and
I. Gevurtz & Sons, lessees of Hotel
Carlton, Fourteenth and Washington
streets, to pay the agreed rental for
the building has led to suit being
started in Circuit Court by Richard
Koehler, owner of the property. He
charges that of the April rent $570 is
still due, only $305 having been paid.
He Is also suing on two notes ex
ecuted In his favor by the defendants,
one for $1383.83, bearing date August
1, 1912, and the other for $1218.82, ex
ecuted April 23, 1913. Mr. Koehler
states that the notes were given In
consideration of bis advancing money
to pay the taxes on the leased prem
ises. The August note was for six
months. The other is a demand note.
. Club Names Committees.
ALBANY, Or., May J (Special.)
Chairmen of the committees for the
coming year's work in the Albany Com
Buffer contains water and salt
is 100 shortening
THOMPSON AND SON SUED
Sirs. Goodevo Seeks to Collect Brearh
of Promise Judgment.
In an effort to realize on a $50,000
Judgment which she received against
R. H. Thompson, Jr- in a breach of
promise case, attorneys for Mrs. Helen
Goodcve have started a new proceed-
Hooray! Baby To
Rule the House
No Longer Do Women Fear the Great
est ot All Human Blessings.
It Is a comfort to know that those mnch-
talked-of. pains that are said to precede
child bearing may
Anstlv bA Avnirlorl Kn
& woman need fear the
slightest discomfort if
she will fortify her
self with the well
known and time-honored
remedy, "ilo tit
This is a nenetrat-
ine. external aDClica- J
tion that at once softens and makes nliant !
the abdominal muscles and ligaments. They
naturally expand without the slightest
strain, and thus not only banish all tenden
cy to nervous, twitching spells, but there Is
an entire freedom from nausea, discomfort,
sleeplessness and dread that so often leave
their impress upon the babe.
The occasion is, therefore, one of un
bounded, joyful anticipation, and too much
stress cannot be laid upon the remarkable
influence which a mother's happy, pre
natal disposition has upon the health and
fortunes of the generation to come.
You will find it on sale at all drug stores
at $1.00 a bottle. Write to-day to the Brad
field Regulator Co-, 230 Lamar Bldg., At
lanta, Ga., for aa instructive book.
When you buy butter for
cooking purposes, you are
paying for25 waterand salt;
you get but 75 real shorten
ing value. In Cottolene you
get 100 shortening.
Cottolene costs much less
than good butter and gives
just as good results in short
ening and frying. Cottolene
is as cheap or cheaper than
lard gives better results
and is absolutely healthful,
which is more
than can be
said of lard.
third less is re-
nnirprl trian rvf
w h Kfr'"i
either butter m
THE N. K. FAIRBANK COMPANY
mercial Club have been named as fol
lows: Transportation and excursions.
B. H. McCune: legislation, William H.
Hornlbrook; civic Improvements, W. A.
East-burn; manufacturing, A. M. Ham
mer: finance, F. M. French; promotion
and publicity, L. E. Hamilton; railroad
relations, J. J. Hoydar; public enter
tainment, G. T. Hockensmlth: good
roads. Waldo Anderson. Each chairman
will select his own committee.
MISS ASKS $50,000 BALM
Prominent Dallas Physician Sued by
Daughter of Portland Lawyer.
A suit to recover $50,000 as damages
for alleged breach of promise to marry.
in which Dr. A. B. iStarbucK, a promt
nent physician of Dallas, is defendant.
has been started In the circuit uouri
of Polk County at Dallas. Or., by Eliz
abeth Butler, daughter of N. U Butler,
rortland lawyer and leading Demo
crat of the state, residing at 788 East
Hoyt street. Mr. Butler practiced law
in Dallas for nearly 40 years prior to
coming to Portland a few years ago.
He is one of the best-Known lawyers
In her complaint Miss Butler charges
that she became the fiancee of Dr.
Starbuck October 28, 1907, and she
gives January 16, 1913, as the date on
which Dr. Starbucic is alleged to nave
repudiated his contract to marry her.
The case has caused a sensation in
Polk County because of the prominence
in that section of the state of the par
ties Involved. Miss Butler Is also well
known in musical circles in this city.
Grading Work Is Started.
EUGENE, Or.'. May 1. (Special.)
Actual construction work commenced
today on the grading of the extension
of the Booth-Kelly Company's logging
It's rich in
Order a case
Phone Slain 671
or A 2467.
"It's the Water."
By Hamburg-American and Royal
Mall lines of steamers to all Ori
ental and European ports.
We are prepared to Issue through
policies of Insurance to and from
anv ports by the above liners, on
any merchandise. Thames & Mer
sey Marine Insurance Co. .
TAYLOR, TOTJSe fc CO., Agents.
4-ia Sherlock Building, Portland. Or.
Daring the month of May round trip tickets to Southern
Oregon Points will be sold from Portland at
the following fares:
Drain . . .
.$6.50 Glendale ...
, 7.30 Grants Pass
. 7.40 Medford ....
. 7.95 Ashland .. . .
And points intermediate between Comstock and Ashland.
Tickets on sale Saturdays and Sundays good
for return Monday following.
GIVES YOU NEARLY THREE
DAYS TO VISIT
Call at City Ticket Office, 80 Sixth St., Union Depot or East
Morrison-Street Depot for further
information or address:
John M. Scott, General Passenger Agent,
road beyond Wendllng. Goodwin &
Scott, of Portland, the contractors, sent
a steam shovel to the front yesterday.
The five miles of grading are to be
completed by October 1.
University Strongly Indorsed.
CRKSWKLT, Or., May 1. (Special.)
The Commercial Club and the La
dles' Civic Improvement Club of Cres
well, in resolutions adopted at a meet
ing Tuesday night, express earnest dis
approval of any action tending to in
voke the referendum on the Unlversltf
of Oregon approprlatlons!
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In 2 and 5 pound
Full and half-size
THE AMERICAN SUGAR
New York City
GET THE NUMBER
On January 1st, 1912, there were 670,000 automobiles in the United
That means one automobile for every 133 people. "When you figure
five people to a family, that means that there is an average of one
automobile for every 26 families in the United States.
All over the country literally thousands of cars are being bought
and sold every day. It certainly is unnecessary to say that these are
not all new cars.
And yet somebody is using every one of these cars; somebody ist
getting pleasure out of them. And many people are paying just about
one-third or one-fourth what these cars originally sold for.
You have no idea how many cars are running around whose last
price was $300, or $400, or $500. You have no idea how many f our-thousand-dollar
cars are selling for a thousand.
You have probably thought that you couldn't afford a car. But if
you only knew how little some of your friends have paid for their
cars, you would get that idea out of your head mighty soon.
Over in the want ad columns of The Oregonian, under the heading
of Automobiles for Sale, you will very quickly find that you can
afford a machine as well as the rest.
A few hundred dollars and a few gallons of paint, and away you
go whizzing across the country, enjoying every minute of these new
Spring days. And wondering why you have ever waited so long for
such supreme delight.
Now turn right to these want ad columns immediately. Begin look
ing for the car that fits your pocketbook. Begin getting in touch with
these people who are trying to sell. And before you know it there will
be some gasoline music in front of your door, and it will be the most
glorious Cantata of Delight you have ever heard.
And mention The Oregonian, please, when you answer these ads.