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THE 3IOKXIXG- OREG OMAX, SATURDAT, JUNE 6, 1914. "
TO MASON'S CREW
John Walker Says Ferryhands
Refused to Respond to
His Calls for Help.
DOCK FIRE ORIGIN TRACED
Witnesses at Inquest Say Sparks
Prom Grain Being Burned on
Nearby Wharf Responsible,
but Owner Makes Denial.
Witnesses before the Coroner's In
quest yesterday afternoon into the
t deaths of Alex Balogh and AVilliam
Sterling-, drowned in the Northwest
Door Company's mill Wednesday,
traced the start of the fire di
rectly to the burning heaps of grain
' left by the fire which destroyed, the
Montgomery and Columbia doctts in
March, and which have been smoulder
ing ever since.
The testimony of L. O. Ross, of the
firm of Allen & Lewis, and two em
ployes of the Lewis estate was con
trary to this theory. Mr. Ross
was called first and said that two
men by day and one at night guarded
the fire which the company started
in the grain in order to destroy it
jn accordance with a notice served on
Allen & Lewis by the city health
bureau three weeks ago.
Fred Lundy, an employe of the burned
mill, who lives at 230 Vi Russell street
J. 1''. Sampson, night watchman at the
mills, whose residence is 177 Knott
street, and John Walker, a tent maker,
of 303 Mississippi avenue, all thought
- that the fire in the mill started from
the burning heaps of grain.
Deputy District Attorney Roblson
assisted Coroner Slocum in the inves
tigation. The family of William Ster
ling was represented by Q. L. Matthews
and Balogh s estate was represented
by G. G. Schmitt, of Schmitt & Schmitt-
John Walker, who tried to save the
two men who were drowned, told a
thrilling story of his attempt, and se
verely scored the crew of the ferry
boat W. S. Mason, who, he said, ran
their boat out into the stream and re
fused to respond to his calls for help
to save the two men when they were
about to drown.
i ' Walker Tell Ilia Story.
Walker, who said his business too
. him past the place of the fire three
times a day, said that on Sunday he
saw a spark from the grain light on
the floor of the mill just inside the
wooden fence, and he pushed aside the
palings and put it out before it did
harm. lie said that he remonstrated
with the guards who were stirring up
the burning grain, and they told him
to mind his own business. He said
lie saw the bulkhead nearest the ferry
Klip and the mill burning several times
Jn the past three weeks.
"When I came down to the ferry
. landing after the fire had broken out.
said Walker, "I tried to run down upon
the slip, but the flames were too hot.
So I ran across the burning grain on
the dock next, and climbed down to
-" the edge of the slip. The ferryboat
was just pulling out. The flames were
so hot that 1 had to put my straw
hat up to my face, and it was badly
burned. Then I saw one of the three
men on the end of the mill wharf Jump
on top of the women's cabin of the
ferryboat just as the boat was pulling
out. The others slid down the pilings
into the water a. minute later.
Rescue Not Attempted.
"1 shouted to the boat and the men
on deck waved their hands at me and
; shouted something back that I could
not hear. 1 yelled that If they would
put out a boat I would swim to It and
try to rescue the men. but they paid no
attention to me. They ran the ferry
out into the stream and I found I could
not save the men and so went back to
land. My face, hands and clothes were
( One of the men struggled a long
. time in the water and the ferryboat
couia nave run out 250 feet, lowered a
boat and still saved him, but they did
not. He must have gone up and down
14 or 15 times.
Sampson said that several times re
cently he carried water to put out fires
that were started by sparks from the
burning grain. I told the watchmen
on the grain docks about it, and they
Faid that they were only employes, paid
to do what they were doing."
Lundy testified that one of the
drowned men was his companion in
playing a hose on the flames shortly
after they started. When the blaze be
came too hot, he said, he abandoned
the hose and jumped down upon the
ferry, and so escaped. The others were
Tiot so quick, and blinded by the thick
smoke, he believed, they became lost
and wandered to the edge of the mill
Speed of Flames Rapid,
'"I manned the hose as long as I
could." said Lundy, "but the water quit
coming and It was foolish to try and
utop the -fire, so I jumped off. It all
happened in five minutes."
"Mayor Albee gave the company per
mission to burn the grain," said Ross.
"He gave it to W. F. Grier, our city
sales manager. It was verbal. Nobody
ever told us that the smoke was an
noying anyone and we were not told
that there was danger of fire. Some
.. body turned in a fire alarm after we
had started burning the grain, but after
that we were not interfered with."
Under questioning by Deputy District
Attorney Robison. he said that the
total cost of hauling the grain, 400
tons, to the city crematory for burning
would have been $800., "We did not con
Kider doing that at any time," he said.
, "'We tried to get a place to dump it at
one time, but could not find one."
Eye Wltne. Testifies.
When the jury returned last night
from dinner following the afternoon
investigation the first witness exam
ined was J. A. Versteg, & former em
ploye of the Northwest Door Company
and who was an eye witness of the
fire. His testimony corroborated the
Informatian gathered from employes of
the mill during the latter part of the
W. A Singleton, 22 North Front
street, one of the laborers employed
by the Lewis estate to supervise the
destruction of grain by burning on the
fire-swept Columbia docks, was called
. to tell his version of the condition of
the fires maintained to consume worth
Mr. Singleton said he had been em
ployed for only a few days prior to
the fire of Wednesday, but his testi
mony showed him a staunch supporter
of the. contentions of his employers.
His evasiveness In responding definite
ly to questions put by Deputy District
Attorney Robinson resulted in a num
ber of parries between lawyer and wit
ness. "Danger" Answer Qualified.
Concerning the amount of danger to
bo expected from the fires In wheat
piles, the District Attorney said:
"Now, Mr. Singleton. I am going to
ask you again whether or not you be
lieve, as an engineer of experience, the
starting of a fire near the bulkhead
facing the mill was dangerous. I do
not want quibbling any longer. There
are the bodies of two men in the next
room who lost their lives in that fire,
and in their name I demand an answer,
yes or no. You will answer my question
now or you will certainly answer it
oerore the grand Jury."
Mr. Singleton admitted that there
was danger, but qualified his admission
by saying that the danger was slight
and was within his control.
Chris Anderson Berg, a laborer of
East Forty-fourth street and Seventieth
avenue, employed by the Lewis Estate
as a night watchman over the smoul
dering grain fires, also testified. Mr.
Berg was still in the chair at 10 o'clock
when Coroner Slocum adjourned the
hearing until 3 o'clock this afternoon,
A large audience filled the chapel
of Dunning & McEntee's, where the In
vestlgatlon Is being conducted.
VIAL FllIE IS MADE EASY
Court Gives $120 and 9 0 Days, but
Cuts Block Up and Paroles Mian
Leon Vial, heir to a $150,000 estate,
will pay his fine of S120, imposed for
beating Myrtle Simmons at the Palace
Hotel, in instalments of $10 a month.
He was paroled to Probation Officer
Inskeep by Judge Stevenson yesterday,
after suddenly changing his plea of not
guilty. A jail sentence of 90 days will
be suspended during good behavior.
The case caused some sensations. S.
E. Laudenslager, a friend of the wom
an, at one time said that Detectives
Mallett and Price had ordered him to
leave the matter alone, so that Vial
would not be convicted. He was taken
to face the detectives in the presence
of Chief Clark, and said he never saw
them before and did not know them.
He acknowledged that he had made a
Miss Williams told a long story of
Imprisonment and intimidation off the
witness stand, but under oath said that
her lack of desire to prosecute Vial was
her reason for not appearing in court
O.-W. R. & N. FINED $3350
Judgfe Bean Assesses $100 a Day for
Working Crew Overtime.
For violations of sections of the in
terstate commerce law relating to the
working of employes overtime, the
O.-W. R. & N. Company was fined a
total of $3350 by Judge Bean in United
States District Court.
For failure to report the overtime
put in by a freight crew for 30 days,
Judge Bean imposed the statutory fine
of $100 a day. He directed a verdict at
the conclusion of the evidence.
Because five members of a traincrew
were worked overtime in caring for a
hotbox, and it was not reported, a fine
of $250 was imposed, or $50 for each
count in the Indictment. The maximum
fine of $100 for each offense was not
imposed because at the time of the of
fense the law had not been construed
to have its present accepted meaning.
The tihrd fine was one of $100 for
working a telegrapher two shifts, or 18
hours straight. The telegrapher had
been sent to relieve the operator at
FALSE ARREST CASE FAILS
Oregon City Jury Finds for Ward
ens, Defendants in Damage Suit
OREGON CITY. June 5. (SDeclaLV
A jury in the Circuit Court returned
a verdict for the defendants in the
$3000 false arrest suit brought by John
vanaernoir against Deputy Game
Wardens Frank Ervin and Lyman
Davis. The verdict, was reached at
7:10 o'clock this evening after about
tnree hours of deliberation.
The plaintiff alleged that on Feb
ruary 5, 1913, he was arrested by the
two wardens above Cherryville for
using hounds to hunt deer. Warden
i,rvin said during the trial that the
charges were "frame-ups" and part of
a plan to secure revenge on Lyman
Davis, who is also Marshal of the
town of Sandy.
Attorney-General Crawford repre
sented the defendants and George C.
Brownell appeared for the plaintiff.
CHAPIN IS SUED ON NOTE
Papers Served on Alan Being Tried
on Charge of Fraud.
W. H. Chapin, who is on trial in Cir
cuit Judge Kavanaugh's court on a
charge of having swindled his old
friends, Mr. and Mrs. William Grace.
out of $3500 intrusted to him to Invest
for them, yesterday was served with
papers in a civil suit. The suit is
brought by James Shepard on a promis
sory note for $2500, alleged to have been
given by Chapin November 21, 1913, se
cured by mortgage on a lot in Albina.
By stipulation of both sides the testi
mony of Ralph Duniway, given at the
former trial, was read to the jury yes
terday. It corroborates In part the tes
timony given Dy Mrs. Grace.
The state rested its case at 2:30
o'clock. Chapin will take the stand this
COUNTY WOULD SHIFT RISK
Insurance on Bridges to Be Can
celed, Due to City's Policies.
As the Cily of Portland recently In
sured the bridges over the Willamette
for $200,000, and the law does not allow
two corporations to insure the same
property, the County Commissioners
yesterday announced that they would
cancel the $22,000 county insurance. The
difficulty now is that the county must
pay for any damages to the bridges,
with no refund. The Commissioners
will endeavor to have the city look
after such losses in the future.
E. E. Howard, engineer for Waddell &
Harrington, reported that the damage
to the Hawthorne bridge a few days ago
was due to the woodwork being soaked
when the fire was extinguished. Al
though William Hart, the engineer, was
not blamed for the accident, he has
been reduced to be gatetender.
INDIAN MURDER REPORTED
Horseshoe Used With Fatal Effect
by Klamath Resident.
Link River BeaL an Indian of the
Klamath reservation, was killed bv
Thomas G. Smith, another Indian, on
May 27, according to a telegram re
ceived yesterday by United States Dis
trict Attorney Reames from Edsou Wat
son, superintendent of the Klamath
agency. There was an altercation be
tween the two men, apparently, which
ended by Smith striking Beal on the
head with a horseshoe, fracturing his
A complaint chareinac murder was
filed yesterday by Assistant United
States District Attorney Beckman.
Smith Is held in the jail at the Klamath
agency, and will be brought to Portland
Dy uepuiy- united States Marshal Jack
son, who is In Klamath Falls on Federal
Contract Let for Federal Floor.
OREGON IAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington, June 5. Ed Barrett, of Port
land, today received the contract for
constructing a new mezannine floor in
the old Federal building in Portland, at
LIGHTS TO FLASH
ON THIRD STREET
Current Goes On Tonight and
Thoroughfare Will Become
"The Great Light Way."
ARCHES GET FINAL TEST
Northwestern Electric Light Com
pany Volunteers to Supply Power
for Globes That Consume 8 7,
50O Watts an Sour.
Tonight will be "the night" of all
nights on Third street, hereafter to be
known as "The Great Light Way."
Promptly on the eitrhth stroke of
the clock electricity will be sent
through the wires of the 10 great steel
arcnes which span the street intersec
tions from Yamhill to Burnside streets,
will flash into light that represents
an nourly consumption of 87.500 watts
and the carnival of the Third Streeters
will be on .
The achievement of the owners of
business places and other property
along Third street amply illustrates
the possibilities of co-operation among
Some time ago George D. Lee sug
gested that the lighting of the new
arches be the occasion for a booster
street celebration. After talking it
over with J. H. Rankin, the matter was
presented to Sig Sichel, and D. E. Bow
man. Since then the first expression
of enthusiasm has kindled into a veri
table whirlwind of life.
Donations Flow In.
When these leaders went out to' look
for funds to finance the celebration
they were astonished at the generosity
and unanimity of the response. By
now practically every one interested
directly in Third street has given
something to the cause and additional
donations are still coming In from
those who were not previously ap
proached. The construction of the arches alone
has cost the "Third Streeters" approx
imately $15,000. At each of the 10 in
tersectlons a double steel arch weigh
ing nearly rive tons and spanning 82
feet has been erected by W. A. Kraner
Co., who had the general contract
for the work. . ,
Large 750-watt light globes have
been placed in the apexes of each arch
and 200 40-watt lights distributed
along its arms.
Insurance Big Item.
The two weeks' work of erecting
ana equipping the arches was exceed
ingly hazardous, but it was accom
plished without even Interfering with
the streetcar trafric. So great was the
risk because of the proximity of the
wires and trolleys that it was neces
sary to pay 16V4 per cent of the payroll
to pay the insurance.
The Northwestern Electric Company
has volunteered to supply the power
for the lighting .
While the painters were climbing
around on the arches yesterday put
ting on the finishing touches of paint.
tne switches were turned on in order
to test the globes and see that every
ming was in readiness.
It is now virtually assured that the
arches will be extended in the near
future to Glisan street on the north
and to the Market block location of
the proposed new Auditorium on the
south. The merchants and property
owners on the northern end have al
ready signed up for the improvement
ana a large enough share on the south
ern end of the street have agreed to
the extension to make the prospect
almost certain. ,
Third Streeters to Stay.
Even the name of the new organiza
tion is unique. The title. "Third
Streeters," is a distinct diversion from
the usual club and society names.
Third Streeters are not to pass out of
sight or existence by any manner or
means with the present celebration.
At the suggestion of Emery Olm
stead, vice-president of the Northwest
ern National Bank, the organization
has been placed on a permanent basia
A committee is framing a set of per
manent by-laws, which will be in
dorsed at a meeting to be called soon.
the officers of the temporary organiza
tion are: president, Sig Sichel; secre
tary, J. H. Rankin, and treasurer, D.
These men are serious in their in
tention to advertise their street so
thoroughly that it will be brought not
only to the attention of Portlanders.
but of the people of the state at large
as wen. uney claim tor their street
that it is not only the best lighted
street in Portland, but one of the long
est, widest and busiest. They point
out mat lew, lr any, streets in town
are occupied by a larger variety of
Dustiness nouses and that surprisingly
rew or tne stores along its front are
vacant. They are determined to make
these favorable attributes all the more
pronounced in the public eye.
Herald Shoots Fame of Street.
All day yesterday a man on horse
back, dressed In a clown's costume of
yellow and white, paraded the streets
blowing a shrill bugle and shouting
the fame of Third street. Across the
horse s sides large, colored banners
told the story of tonight s entertain
ment. Thousands of blue and white
buttons with a replica of the "Great
Light Way" arches are being distrib
uted and scare-head placards are tell-
ng a different chapter of the same.
happy story of the "hot time In the old
town" in store for tonight.
Those stores that are usually open
Saturday evenings will be open for
trade tonight the same as usual, while
the others will be lighted nn and all
will be gaily decorated as If the Rose
Festival were here ahead -of schedule.
The latch string will -be out for every
Tom; Dick and Harry of Portland's
populace, and souvenirs of the occa
sion will be scattered freely. All dur
ing the evening music will be given by
the 20-plece bands. Campbell's Ameri
can band and Brown's.
OSTEOPATHS TO GATHER
JUXK 12 AND 13.
J.arsre Attendance Promised and Plan to
I.nnd Rational Meeting tor 1015
Will He Discussed.
The Oregon Osteopathic Association
will hold its 13th annual meeting at the
Multnomah Hotel next Friday and Sat
urday, June 12 and 13. Osteopathic
physicians from all parts of Oregon will
attend the convention. Osteopaths of
Portland have agreed to arrange their
work so as to be present at all the
Several matters of importance will
come before the meeting, as the Oregon
Association is working to capture for
Tortland the 1915 convention of the
American Osteopathic Association. Los
Angeles is in the race for this meeting.
As there are two osteopathic colleges
and several hundred practicing osteo
paths in Los Angeles, they are going
alter the session largely on this basis.
While Oregon, with about 150 licensed
osteopaths, cannot compete with Los
Angeles In numbers, the members of
the association here are united and are
prepared to make a warm fight to land
If Portland gets the 1915 convention
the session here next year will be at
tended by at least 1000 or 1200 delegates
and will last five or six days. Many
encouraging letters have been received
by Portland osteopaths from Eastern
osteopaths who approve of Portland as
the 1915 convention city. They are es
pecially desirous of the opportunity to
view the scenic beauties of this section
and enjoy its fine climate.
At the convention of the Washington
Osteopathic Association about two
weeks ago action was taken indorsing
Portland for the National meeting.
Dr. D. D. Young, of McMlnnvllle, Is
president and Dr. J. A. VanBrakle. of
Oregon City, secretary of the Oregon
Osteopathic Association. Among the
features of next week's convention pro
gramme will be papers by Dr. A. B.
Cunningham and Dr F. J. Feldler, of
DUB TO ARRIVE.
Kame. From Data
Be&r. . . .Los Angeles. ... . .In port
Breakwater. ...... Coos Bay. ...... ..In port
Allianc. ......... .Eureka. ..In port
Beaver. .......... Loi Angeles Jun
Yucatan. ......... an Diego. ...... Juno 7
Rose City. ... ..... Jxs Angeles June 11
Roanoke ban ieo .June 14
XTUE TO DEPART.
Name. For Date.
Harvard S. F. to L A. June C
Hear .Los Anceles. .... .June
Multnomah. ...... .San Francisco. . .June 6
Alliance. .Coos Bay ....... ..June
Breakwater. ... ..V Coos Bay June
Yale 8. F. to U A J une
Vurratait .ban Dleao. ...... June
Beaver. Lot Angeles. .....June
Hose City. ........ Los Angeles. ..June
lraralso. .......... coos Day. i une
Roanoke. ......... San Diego. ...... June
EUROPEAN AND ORIENTAL SERVICE.
N ame. From Date,
uen of Ruthven. .. .London, ..la port
Aoerde. .......... .Hamburg. ....... In port
a lenlocny . ........ London .....J una iv
riambia .. .Hamburg. ...... .June 4ta
Carnarvonshire. .. .London. ......... July j
Andalusia, ....Hamburc. ... ....July 2 4
C Ferd Laelas. ... .Hamburg. ....... July su
Seuvla. ........... Hamburg. Aug. Si
Aleaia Hamburg ........ Sept. 'ZZ
Name. For Dau
Den of Ruthven. ...London. ......... June 7
Hoerde. Hamburg. ...... . June W
Aleaia. ........... .Hamburg ....J une
Glenlochy. ........ London. ........ .July
Gambia. ......... Jiamburg. July
Carnarvonshire. ...London. ...... . Aug
Andalusia. ...... . .Hamburg. ....... Aug.
C. i-erd Laeisa. ... .Hamburg..... ...Aug.
beuvla. Hamburg. .......
Name. For Date. .
J. H. Stetson Skagway June 6
Quinaull ..Skagway........ June y
Xhoa. L. Wand Skagway June Is
Due for Inspection
Certificates ot Inspection expire on the
following vessels as Indicated: f
Ruth Portland June 6
Romer ......North Bend June o
Triumph. ........ .Astoria June
Oneonta. ......... Astoria J une
Wenonah. ........ Portland . . J una
Rowena .Portland .June
Gerald C. ..... ... .Portland ..June
T. J. Potter Portland June
C. Minsinger Portland ..June
3Iovements of Vessels.
PORTLAND, June 6. Arrived Steamers
F. H. Leggett, from San Francisco ; Alli
ance, from Eureka and Coos Bay; J. B.
Stetson, from Skagway and way ports;
Breakwater, from Coos Bay. Sailed Steam
ers F. H. Leg sett, for Grays Harbor; Brit
ish steamer Strathavon, for Australia.
Astoria, June 6. Arrived at 5 and left up
at 8 A. M. Steamer J. B. Stetson, from
Skagway and way ports. Arrived at S and
left up at 9: 15 A. M. Steamer Breakwater.
from Coos Bay.
San Francisco, June 5. Sailed at 4 P. M.
Steamer Yoeemtte, for Portland. Sailed at
8 P M. Steamer Yellowstone, for Portland
via Coos Bay.
lie don do. June sailed steamer Shasta.
Coos Bay. June 5. Arrived at 6 A. M.
Steamer .Par also, from Portland.
Rainier. Or., June 5. Arrived Steamer
May fair, from San Francisco.
Astoria. June 4. Arrived at 8:30 and left
up at 9:3U P. M. steamer r . H. Leggett.
from San Francisco. Arrived at 8:30 and
left ud at 9:50 p. M. steamer Alliance,
from Eureka and Coos Bay. Arrived at 8:30
and left up at lu P. ai. bteamer May fair,
from San Francisco.
Hongkong, June B. Arrived Seattle Maru.
irom l acoma.
Shanghai. June 4. Sailed Steamer Yoko-
hama Maru, for Tacoma.
San Franclaco, June 5. Arrived Steam
ers President, Argyll, from Seattle; Che
halls. Asuncion, from Grays Harbor: schoon
er Neptune (German) from Jalult ; steamer
Bertie Minor towing schooner Bertie Minor,
from Coquille River. Sailed Steamers Ober
on (German) for Vancouver; Yucatan, for
Astoria; schooner W. G. Irwin, for Roche
Seattle. Wash.. June 5. Arrived Steam
era Benefactor (British) from Antwerp; U.
S. Army transport Dix. from Manila. Sailed
Steamers Hyades. for Honolulu; Ne-
braekan, for Balboa; Governor, for San
Diego; Umatilla, for San Francisco.
Tides at Astoria Saturday.
11:48 A. M 6.8 feetl5:42 A. M. . 0.8 foot
11:13 P. M 9.7 feet5:18 P. M....8.1 feet
Marconi "Wireless Reports.
(All positions reported at 8 P. M. June S
uniestft otherwise) designated.)
Columbia. Aberdeen for San Francisco, off
urays tiaroor oar.
Richmond. Seattle for Richmond. 465 mil
Norwood. Grays Harbor for San Francisco,
0 miles south Grays Harbor.
Cordova. Alaska for Seattle, off Scarlet
roiai i;ju jr. june e.
Santa Ana. Alaska for Seattle. In Oueen
Charlotte Sound 8 P. M. June 4.
Alki. Alaska for Seattle, in Oueen Char-
lotte sound 8 p. u. June 4.
Admiral Watson, Seattle for San Fran
cisco, off Marrowstone Point.
Mariposa, Alaska for Seattle, off Gabrlol
Hyades. Seattle for Honolulu. E miles wet
Alki. Alaska for Seattle, off Active Pass.
Umatilla. Seattle for San Francisco, off
Cordova, Alaska for Tacoma. off Kellet's
Santa Ana. Alaska for Seattle, via Vana.
imn, in Unit of Georgia.
Pectan. Chile for San Pedro. 158 miles
utn ran r euro.
Hanalel. San Pedro for San Francisco. 24
miles west point Vincent.
H arvn rd. faa n Pedro for San Francisco.
passed Point Hueneme at 6:16 P. M.
Santa Maria. Port San Luis for Honolulu.
11 so miles out June 4.
WlUielmlna. San Francisco for Honolulu.
iz mu ci out June ,
HUonlan. Honolulu for San Franelieo
1770 miles out June 4.
Matsonia. Honolulu for San Franrlim
1608 miles out June 4.
Persia. San Francisco for Orient. 795 miles
out June 4.
Sloerla. Orient for San Francisco. 410 mile
west tionoiuiu June .
Porter, Monterey for Portland. 7t mllM
nortn ban r rancisco.
Catania, San Francisco for Port San T.nfn
58 miles south San Francisco.
German steamer Hathor. Chamtterlcn fnr
ban j? rancisco, i & mues aoutn San Fran
Falcon. San Francesco for Fueet Kmimrf
anchored In Drake's Bay.
Karrasrut. han rancisco for Seattle. K
miles north Point Reyes.
Buck Everett lor Monterey. 71s mu
Rose City. San Francisco for Los An
geles, 25 miles south Point Sur.
Speedwell, ban pearo ror San Frnelift
10 miles north Peidraa Blancas.
Santa Clara. Portland for San FraneliM.
70 miles north San Francisco.
President. an Francisco for San PHro.
5 miles south Pigeon Point.
Tucatan. San Francisco for Portland.
miles north Point Reyes.
Henry T. Scott, El Segundo for Seattle.
off Point Arena.
Klamath. Tacoma for San Frnr(nrt 1
miles south Point Arena.
Coronado, Grays Harbor for San Tl?n s
miles north Point A rena.
Effective Sunday. Juno 7, train leav-
ng North Bank Station 4:55. Jeffer
son street 5:15 P. M., will run throoith
to Tualatin dally; returning-, leave
Tualatin 6 P. M.. arrive North Bank
P. II. Adv.
Samoa has been wacins a hard but sue-
cessful war against the cocoanut beella.
MUCH BARLEY SENT
Exports This Season Are Re
ported Greater Than Ever.
2,938,149 BUSHELS TOTAL
Considerable Grain to Be Moved
From Portland Daring Xext
Month Den of Ruthven Sails
With Shipment on Sunday.
With less than a month before the
1913-14 cereal season ends there Is con
siderable grain yet to be moved from
Portland. One shipment is aboard the
Royal Mall., liner ' Den of Ruthven.
amounting to 1750 tons of barley. This
will be sent to the United Kingdom.
The liner sails at daylight tomorrow.
When the Den of Ruthven sails she
will have about 1.100,000 feet of lumber,
100 tons of flour and 700 tons of general
cargo, mostly for the Orient. She goes
from Oceanic to Irving dock this morn
ing and shifts later to Albina dock.
The Hamburg-American liner Hoerda
has worked a part of 1500 tons of bar
ley at Irving dock and takes on the last
of that lot there next week.
It is reported that there is nrosnect
for more business for June that will
increase barley exports nearly 5000 ttons.
This season, it is reported, will have a
big lead over the best previous show
ing. Up to May 31 Portland had ex
ported 2,938,149 bushels of barley, while
for the entire 1912-13 season the ex
portation was 1,764,591 bushels.
There will be between 5000 and 6000
tons of wheat exported before the
month closes, as the Dutch steamer
Maria is on the way to load and will be
the tailender of the wheat fleet. Up to
May 31 all wheat shipments were 13,-
081,396 bushels, while for the 1912-13
season they were 14,752,221 bushels.
The Hoerde went from Irving dock
to Albina yesterday afternoon and in
the evening hauled up to Inman-Poul-sen's,
where she will work lumber, and
probably return to the main harbor
On the Royal Mail liner Glenlochy.
due the latter part of the month, are
1903 bales of gunnies. Other consign
ments are made up of sugar, cases of
cassia, whiskey, 147 packages of provis
ions and general stuff.
SAILERS SEEK1XG CHAJtTKRS
Annie M. Reed and Ixjrd Temple
town Offered by Owners.
Owners apparently look for increases
in the Fall grain fleet, as Hind, Rolph
& Co. have ordered the British ship
Annie M. Reed to proceed from Callao
to San Francisco in ballast, hoping that
she will be fixed prior to arrival and
perhaps may be sent here. Another
windjammer nearlng the Oolden Gate
that has not been selected for outward
business is the British bark Dord Tem
pletown. of the Eschen & Minor fleet,
which in bringing coal from Newcastle.
It is believed that Davies & Fehon
intend to load the British steamer In
veran at Eureka and Portland for Aus
tralia, as she has the option of the two
northern ports. She is bound from
Newcastle-on-Tyne for Punta Arenas
and steams up the coast in ballast, be
ing due for August-September loading.
Corn from Buenos Ayres is to be
brought to California and possibly Ore
gon aboard the British steamer
Cloughton. which Glrvln & Eyre have
taken. It Is said to be the first busi
ness of the kind done and Is the out
come of high prices for Eastern corn.
FAIiSK DECK ADDS TO SPACE
Qulnault l'lrst Alaska Carrier to
Have Change Made.
Adopting a plan broached when the
Dodge line took over the Portland
Alaska steamers, of decking over the
vessels to increase space for general
cargo, work has been completed on the
teamer Qulnault, which came off the
Oregon drydock yesterday.
From the forecastle aft to midway
on the hatch a false deck has been
built that extends from one side of the
ship to the other. A sort of a well
deck remains between the house and
middle of the hatch on which lumber
arid other cargo not endangered by
weather will be carried. Captain Wil
son, superintendent for the Dodge fleet,
says that from 300 to 400 tons addi
tional cargo can be carried and that it
Is intended to deck over the J. B. Stet
son, arriving last night, also the
Thomas L. Wand.
REPORT BACKS FISHING LAV
Master Attributes Grounding to XTse
of Nets on Bar.
In a report to be forwarded to Wash
ington from the office of Colonel Mc-
Kinstry, Corps of Engineers, U. S. A.,
supplementing previous statements as
to reasons for establishing a restricted
zone at the mouth of the Columbia
River, where gillnetters cannot drift,
it is to be pointed out that the master
of the gasoline schooner Randolph as
serts his vessel went on the sands there
recently because he endeavored to
avoid running into nets; also that a
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HC1 ITF OP THP
PORTLAND and All Other Points in the Northwest to
Boston $110.00 Minneapolis $ 60.00 St. Paul $ 60.00
Buffalo 92.00 Montreal 105.00 Washington 107.50
Chicago 72.50 New York 103.50 Winnipeg 60.00
Proportionately reduced fares to Many Other Point in the East. Return
through California at slightly higher fares.
FINAL RETURN LIMIT, OCTOBER 31. 1914
Liberal Stopover Privileges. Choice of Routes Returning
TWO ALL-STEEL TRAINS EAST DAILY
'The OLYMPIAN" "The COLUMBIAN"
For additional Information, call on or addresa
E. K. GARRISON.
District Freight and Passenger Agent
CHICAGO, MILWAUKEE & ST. PAUL RAILWAY
Third and Stark, Portland
Port of Portland tug sent to his as-
BiDiauva grounoea ior a lime.
The narrowest part of the zone In
which gillnettlng is not allowed is
said to be 1000 feet and at all places
is connnea Detween buoys marking
the channel. Fishing interests have
objected to the law on the ground it
works a hardship and will materially
curtail the salmon pack. Masters of
vessels are responsible for the regula
tion as they complained of the danger
to fishermen and vessels when nets
were used on the bar, also delays met
wiiu in trying 10 avoid tne nets and
TIMBERS OF MIDIj BURNING
Ferry W. S. Mason Weathers Two
Fires and Is In Service.
Debris remaining at the site of the
Northwest Door Company's plant, foot
of Albina avenue, continues to burn in
a small way and nothing has been done
there toward clearing it or salving
lumber and shingles remaining on the
river side of the dock.
On Irving dock a crowd of men was
employed yesterday emptying sacks of
feed, barley and wheat that were dam
aged by water In Wednesday's fire.
Though the fire of March 18 razed
docks to the north of the Upper Albina
ferry Blip and that of Wednesday
cleared away the door plant on the
south, the ferry slip has escaped de
struction, though damaged to a large
extent, and the steamer W. S. Mason
continues operation as of yore.
ROCHFJXE LIBELED BV SAILORS
Steam Schooner to Be Sold to Satisfy
Claims Against Her.
Acting in behalf of sailors who have
done their trick aboard ' the steam
schooner Rochelle Charles H. Aber-
cromble has caused a libel to be placed
on the vessel as a means of obtaining
amounts due for wages aggregatinsr
$600. The vessel has been seized by
-.ed States Marshal Montaz and a
date is to be fixed for her sale.
The Rochelle returned to the harbor
a week ago after having been under
charter to W. F. Swan and operated
between Puget Sound and Alaska and
it was understood she would be tied
up for at least 30 days, when she would
probably be sold.
LUMBER SHI PMENTS ENORMOUS
Grays Harbor Total for 5 Months
Greater Than 1912 and 1913.
ABERDEEN, Wash.. June 5. (Spe
cial.) Every indication points to a
great growth this year in lumber water
shipments from Grays Harbor over 1912
and 1913. It Is reported cargoes this
year probably will be 50.000,000 feet in
excess of those of any previous year.
The first five months of the present
years 201.594.000 feet of lumber have
been moved from Grays Harbor to for
eign and domestic points. During the
same period in 1912 176,484.000 feet of
lumber were shipped and in 1913 185,
News From Oregon Ports.
COOS BAT. Or.. June 6. (Special.)
J ne steam schooner Paralso arrived
from Portland today at 6 A. M.. and
will load lumber at the North Bend
Lumber Company's mill, sailing to
morrow for San Francisco at 4 P. M.
The gasoline schooner Tillamook
sailed lata yesterday for Bandon.
where she will deliver freight and load
ties for delivery on the Columbia
The gasoline schooner Mlrene has
been chartered by the Swayne & Hoyt
representatives here for freighting to
the Siuslaw River.
The Llbby coal mine has Its bunkers
full of coal awaiting shipment to the
The tug Roscoe on her return from
Taquina Bay will put 600 tons aboard
the barge Lawrence for Copenhagen
Bros, at Gardiner.
The steam schooner Nann Smith will
sail for San .Francisco Saturday at 4
ASTORIA. Or., June 5. (Special.)
The steamer J. B. Stetson arrived this
morning from Ketchikan and, after dis
charging a small amount of freight,
proceeded to Portland.
The steamer Davenport, with lumber
for San Francisco, and the steamer Ta
malpais, with lumber for San Pedro,
went to sea this morning.
The steamer Breakwater arrived this
morning from Coos Bay with freight
The Government dredge P. S. Mlchie,
which arrived a few days ago from
Coos Bay. Is still lying at Fort Steven.
Captain Reed left tonight for Portland
The woman of sedentary pursuits
has a good friend in Chamberlain's
Tablets especially for constipation
which is the principal cause of dis
orders of the stomach, sick headache
AI I .tcci Tn a imc
to consult with the engineers regarding
the repairs to the vsssel.
The steamer Alliance arrived during
the night from Eureka and Coos Bay.
The steamer believed to be the Wasp
arrived during the night and proceeded
up the river.
The British steamer Lord Sefton that
Is to return to the Columbia after dis
charging her cargo of coal at Unalaska,
will load creosoted lumber at St. Helens
The lighthouse tender Manzanita left
this morning for the mouth of the river,
where Captain Richardson shifted one
of the buoys and put supplies on board
relief lightship No. 92. It is expected
the tender will within the next few
days begin the work of changing the
bar buoys. She is scheduled to pro
ceed to Puget Sound again in the near
HARBOR TO CLOSE FOR EVENTS
Opening Day of Rose Festival Xavri-
gation Is Curtailed.
As has been the rule during marine
events at previous festivals. Govern
ment officers will order all other navi
gation suspended in the harbor Tuesday
from 10:30 to 12:15 P. M., to facilitate
the parade that will escort Queen
Thelma and her retinue from down the
river through the harbor and back to
the municipal boatlanding at Stark
street. The zone affected is between
the lower end of Ross Island and south
end of Swan Island.
In the afternoon races are to be held
between the O.-W. R. & N. and Broad
way bridges, and two motorboat events
will be over a course from the O.-W. R.
& N. bridge to Swan Island. From 1
to 5 o'clock the space between those
bridges will be closed. Authority has
been received from Washington to en
force the order, and besides the Custom-
House launch H. W. Scott and harbor
patrol launch, there will be other
speedy boats detailed for the work in
charge of deputies.
TOO Pounds of Halibut Caught.
NEWPORT. Or.. June 5. (Special.)
The Enterprise and the halibut BChoon-
er Decorah, Captain Johnson, entered
from Portland today. The Decorah
caught 700 pounds of halibut, then put
in, owing to bad weather.
On discharging most of her inward
cargo at Couch-street dock yesterday,
the steamer Francis H. Leggett went
to Linnton to unload a consignment
of. brick and is to sail for Hoquiam
to load lumber for San Francisco.
In gathering her lumber load for
California the steamer Fairhaven went
from the Eastern & Western mill to
St- Johns yesterday and last night
proceeded to Rainier. The Mayfair
goes from Rainier to sea today.
"Captain" Budd, superintendent of
the freshwater lines of the O.-W. It.
& N., ordered the steamer Lewiston
out of service on the Snake River
last night, as all grain had been moved
from that region. The vessel remains
at Lewiston for an overhauling, where
the steamer Spokane will be given
the same attention in advance of the
Fall movement of grain.
To assist the steamer Tahoma in
handling freight to The Dalles and way
points the steamer Georgia Burton will
make a. special trip from Oak-street
Alaska cargo will go aboard the
steamer J. B. . Stetson today . at the
dock of the American Can Company
and It is planned to have her bail
tonight for Skagway and way port
with a full load of freight and capacity
list of passengers.
As the steamer lone was entering
her berth at the Washington-street
dock Thursday night she struck a now
pipe railing on the float in front of
the municipal boat landing, damaging
it. Orders were issued yesterday for
repairs to be made in advance of the
opening of the Rose Festival.
H. E. Moore, traffic manager of W.
R. Grace & Co., returned to San Fran
cisco yesterday after having spent two
EL McCormick. claim agent for the
American-Hawaiian fleet, reached the
city yesterday on his way to San Fran
cisco from Puget Sound.
Soldier Arrested for Miaohicf.
ASTORIA, Or.. June 5 (Special.)
Jep Jester, an enlisted man stationed
at Fort Stevens, was arrested today on
information sworn to by David
Kindred charging him with maliciously
and wantonly destroying a fence. His
preliminary examination was held be
fore Justice Jewett at Hammond, and
he was committed to the County Jail
In default of $250 bonds to await the
action of the Circuit Court grand jury.