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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 10. 1914.
REPORT OF GERMAN
Oregon City Pastor in Father
land Says All Prisoners
Are Well Treated.
ENEMY DECLARED BRUTAL
Belgians Said to Have Treacherous
ly Shot Red Cross Folk, Refugees
Mistreated in France, Poles
Welcome Kaiser's Troops.
Stoutly refuting the reports that
German soldiers are mistreating1 their
prisoners, Rev. H. Mau, pastor of the
German church at Oregon City, who
Is now visiting at his old home In
Kiel, Germany, has written a state
ment of conditions to his friends in
He firmly asserts that many lies
art being circulated about alleged
scandalous acts said to have been com
mitted by the Germans, who, he says,
remain a people of honor, even at a
time of war.
On the other hand, the Rev. Mr.
Mau claims that the troops of Bel
gium, France and Russia have been
guilty of acts violating military honor.
Own Services Offered Country-
Mr. Mau's letter, translated from the
German, is, in part, as follows:
"It concerns the interest of our Ger
man nation that the actual facts may
become known abroad, for the most
scandalous lies are being spread every
where by our enemies concerning the
manner in which the Germans are
treating foreigners. This must be re
futed. America indeed stands In friend
ly neutrality toward our cause and
ought to know that we Germans, even
In time of need, remain people of honor
and do not become rascals.
"Here on a vacation visit, I have put
myself at the disposal of the father
land and shall not return to America
until after the war.
"In the foreign newspapers at the
very beginning of the conflict between
Germany and Austria on the one side
and Russia, England, France and Bel
gium on the other, reports were spread
abroad concerning alleged scandalous
treatment of the adherents of other
nations on the part of our soldiers and
tribunals. In contradiction whereof it
Is to be assured that these allegations
are manifestly contrary to the facts.
Prisoners May Earn Money.
"For example, we have here in Kiel
170 Russian prisoners. They are kindly
treated and well cared for, as the
writer has been able to ascertain for
himself. Opportunity is even given to
them to earn something for themselves
In the wheat harvest as far as they
are in condition to do so.
"In the Russian border cities the
people have received our conquering
troops with rejoicing, as they could no
longer endure under the Russian knout
and treatment. Warsaw, In Russian
Poland, looks with longing to the ar
rival of our troops, hoping to be re
leased of unbearable conditions. Every
where It is emphasized on the part of
the commanders that the captured ene
mies, as well as their women and chil
dren, are to be treated with the great
est consideration, and acts to the con
trary are severely punished. The Ger
man soldier remains of knightly spirit.
Belgians Are Accused
"On the contrary. It is certain that
our enemies have behaved themselves
toward our people as if they were still
in the condition of the darkest middle
ages. In Belgium, at Liege, which our
troops have captured with the greatest
bravery, they lured a sanitary division
designated with the Red Cross into the
city and then shot down the physi
cians and nurses. Also in Liege they
set up a Red Cross flag on a house
and put German wounded therein.
These wounded were found asphyxiated
on the next day. After the surrender
of the city our people were shot at
from many windows. These are deeds
which cry to heaven and which will
"Also in France scandalous acts have
been done against our countrymen.
Families journeying to Germany were
-severely mistreated and were conducted
to the border like cattle.
"In Russia harmless Germans were
Imply shot down; and captured Ger
mans are there treated with inde
scribable cruelty. All possible imae
Jnary statements concerning the result
of the war and disasters therein are
spread, while the great general staff
in Berlin has earnestly warned against
the publication of any kind of false
reports. Yesterday the general staff
had It announced through the news
papers that no defeat would be con
cealed. Nothing except facts should
reach publicity, but that the people
must wait until the general stuff
should givo out tho official news."
DROUGHT CAUSE UNUSUAL
Unequal Distribution and Not Less
Rainfall Reasons Given.
OREGON AGRICULTURAL COL
LEGE, Corvallis, Sept 9. (Special.)
The extreme drought from which the
country has Just recovered was not due,
as Is generally supposed, to less rain
fall than the normal supply, but rather
to unequal distribution, excessive tem
perature and the prevalence of drying
Weather reports of the Agricultural
College for the year 1914 show that
during the first seven months there
was an excess rainfall of 2:18 inches
above the normal. With the exception
of June every month has shown con
ftiderable increase In temperature over
the normal and the excess for the en
tire period is 13.8 degrees. This fact,
taken In connection with the unusual
strength of prevailing winds, accounts,
in a large measure, for the drouth and
its influence upon plants. This un
favorable condition doubtless has been
Intensified by the deviation in cultural
methods due to the extremely heavy
rainfall of Winter and early Spring.
The excess rainfall as recorded by the
t ollege, together with the temperature
from the normal as indicated by the
plus and minus signs, is shown by the
Rainfall for flrat leven months of 1914
A ugust 00
CHINOOK IS MAKING GAINS
.September Survey Ordered to
Made on Bar Xext Week.
Unofficial soundings made In the
channel acroes the Columbia River bar
being cut by the government dredge
Chinook, placa the depth, at 30 feet,
which is an increase of three feet since
the big machine began her 1914 cam
paign. R. E. Hlckson, junior engineer
in the office of Colonel McKinstry
Corps of Engineers. U. S. A., ts to leave
with a party next week to conduct the
September survey, a task that will re
quire about a week. When that is
completed the exact changes In the
bar will be made known.
The Chinook is working on the same
range as in 1913, though when she
started this season there was but 27
feet of water there. The channel's north
wall is about 6400 feet from the end
of the south jetty and for 1000 feet
from the latter there Is a 30-foot chan
nel. The Chinook is digging a channel
1000 feet wide and between the two
the least water is 24 feet, which was
found on a lump and It drops in both
directions to deep water. It is fully
expected that the channel off the end
of the jetty has widened and deepened
since the June survey and if the chan
nel dug by the Chinook "stands up"
scouring is looked for between the two
Captain O. Kellogg has again donned
the toga of port captain of the Kellogg
Transportation Company, after having
spent the season at Cannon Beach,
Coming here to load a lumber cargo,
the schooner Inca reported at Port
Townsend yesterday, having arrived
from East London, which port she
quitted May 23.
Work of loading a full cargo of lum
ber aboard the schooner Samar was be
gun at Linnton yesterday. She Is to
be cleared for Callao under charter to
W. R. Grace & Co.
Colonel McKinstry, Corps of Engin
eers, U. S. A., In charge of War De
partment improvements in the Second
Oregon District, leaves today for the
East, on a trip that will occupy a
In shifting berths at Oak-street dock
yesterday without the use of her pow-
tho gasoline schooner Enterprise
was carried into the stream, but the
harbor patrol launch went to her as
sistance in gaining the dock.
Her crew having worked day and
night to install heaters and other com
forts for inclement weather aboard the
steamer Georgiana, she will leave for
Astoria on time this morning, resuming
her daily round trips. The steamer
Undine, which relieved her, will go into
Bound for Newport and Toledo the
gasoline schooner Ahwenada was
cleared yesterday with a full cargo. The
steamer Portland was entered from San
Pedro with 2500 barrels of fuel oil for
the Union Oil Company and is to load
wheat for the return.
Steamers of the Shaver Transporta
tion Company will be sent to Wallace
Slough Saturday to tow the last cigar
shaped raft of the season from the Ben
son Logging Company's plant to the
lower harbor, where it will be turned
over to a tug for the long trip to San
Arrangements have been made to dis
charge the coal cargo of the British
ship Kirkcudbrightshire at AstorU. and
she starts working there today. The
vessel arrived Tuesday from Newcastle,
Australia. It is supposed that part of
her load of fuel will be retained as bal
last until she is towed here, where she
loads wheat under charter to Balfour,
Guthrie & Co.
In tow of the steamer Ocklahama the
German bark Dalbek shifts today from
Linnton to a berth at Victoria dolphins,
where she Is to remain until after the
war abroad. The Norwegian ship
Nordhav finished loading wheat for the
United Kingdom at Irving dock yester
day and shifted into the stream. The
British steamer Saxon Monarch comes
into the harbor from Linnton this
morning and will go to Irving dock for
a full load.
FIREMAN'S CARNIVAL OPENS
Shows Dot 'Streets While Youngsters
Flock to 3Ierry-Go-Round.
OREGON CITY, Or., Sept, 9. (Spe
clal.) -The fireman's street carnival
opened this evening with a parade at
7 o'clock. It will last four days.
The fete is given under the direction
of the local firemen's association by
the Rose City Amusement Company of
Portland. Sideshows of every kind and
color are scattered along Main street
from Fifth to Ninth street. It is ex
pected that the largest crowds will be
in town I' riday and baturday.
The city authorities have more than
doubled the size of the police force to
enforce strictly the liquor ordinances.
The new policemen were sworn in this
morning and are acting directly under
DAILY METEOROLOGICAL REPORT.
PORTLAND. Sept. 9. Maximum temper
ature, 66.6 degrees; minimum, 48.8 degrees.
River reading at 8 A. M 2.6 feet; change
In last 24 hours. 0.6 foot fall. Total rainfall
(C P. M. to 3 P. M.), 0.03 inch; total rain
fall since September 1, 1914, 1.05 inches;
normal rainfall since September 1, 0.3T Inch;
excess of rainfall since September L 1914,
0.6S Inch. Total sunshine September 9.
9 hours, 20 minutes- possible sunshine, 12
hours, 53 minutes. Barometer (reduced to
sea-level) at 5 P. M., B0.27 inches.
6S 0.001 4INW
70O. 00 8 NW
64 0.00 16 W
Los Angelea ....
New Orleans. . . .
North Yakima. . .
San Francisco. . .
Tatoosh Island . . .
TSiO.01! (!SW ;Cloudy
8S O.00 lOiSE
04 0.00 IS NE
74 0.01 12 SE
oeio.o; c se
7SO.00 6 SW
70 0. 00
M0.OMI3U9I 'Ft. cloudy
62 0.04 12, SE Rain
70'0. 00112 NW Clear
6410.00 4W Clear
66:0.00 SISW Cloudy
66 0. OOl 4'NW Clear
70 H.00 4 SW Clear
6G10.00 6 IN Clear
Yellowstone Park. I 600.00112!S
An energetic disturbance is central near
Prince Rupert. j. u ana a large nign
pressure area overlies the North Pacific and
Northern Rocky Mountain States. Showers
have occurred in the Northern States be
tween the Rocky Mountains and the Mis
sissippi River and it was raining this even
ing; at Tatoosh Island, Washington. The
temperatures have risen in this district and
in Northern California.
The conditions are favorable for showers
Thursday in Washinffton and for increasing
cloudiness, followed by showers in North-
' west Oregon and Northern Idaho. Fair
weather will continue in Southern and
Eastern Oregon and Northern Idaho.
Portland and vicinity Thursday, Increas
ing cloudiness, probably followed by show
ers during the afternoon or night. Winds
shifting to southerly.
Oregon Thursday, fair, except increasing
cloudiness, followed by showers northwest
portion. Northerly winds, shifting to south
erly. Washington Thursday, showers west, in
creasing cloudiness, followed by showers east
portion. Winds becoming southerly and In
creasing to a moderate gale along the coast.
Idaho Thursday, fair south, increasing
cloudiness, followed by showers north por
tion. X WARD A, SSALS, District Forecaster.
NEW DOCK ASSURED
0.-W. R. & N. Company to
Build North of Oceanic Site.
AREA 560 BY 120 FEET
Two More Wharfs on East Side Pro
posed, One on Lombard Property
and Second by Southern Pa
cific at Bnrnside Bridge.
Responding to the request of shippera
(or more dockage facilities to offset
loss of space due to the destruction of
Montgomery Dock No. 1, Columbia
Dock No. 2. and Oceanic dock, all of
which were burned this year, the O.-W .
R. & N., has decided to erect a modern
dock 560 feet long and 120 feet wide
on the East Side, the exact location be
ing about 200 feet north of the site of
Construction will be started at once
mm all nlans have been completed and
approved, estimates made and all othei
preliminaries attended to. it is in
tended to have the structure in readi
ness for cargo by November 1. It will
be of heavy mill construction, the same
as Municipal Dock No. 1, equipped with
sprinkler system and fire-walls.
"We have completed all our plans for
the new dock," said J. R. Holman, chief
engineer for the O.-W. R. & N. Com
pany, yesterday, "and will ask permis
sion of the Commission of Public
Docks tomorrow to begin work. We al
ready have filed our plans with the
dock commission's engineer.
"We are prepared to begin work
within 24 hours after permission Is
granted, and if we are allowed to start
activity tomorrow we will have the
dock completed by November 1.
"It Is our intention to make the
structure complete and modern in every
particular, although it will not be as
heavy as the new Municipal Dock No.
1 recently completed."
On the same side of the harbor, but
below the plant of the Portland Flour
ing Mills Company, two docks are to be
built on the Lombard property, permis
sion for which has been granted. The
Southern Pacific is to build an open
dock for handling lumber brought from
the Willamette Valley that is intended
for shipment by water, between the
East approach of Burnstde - street
bridge and a hop warehouse maintained
by the company on the northr On the
West Side, extending from Clay to Mill
streets, a new dock has been completed
on the Smith property, and the North
Bank interests are to build on the East
Side between the Morrison-street and
The O.-W. R. & N. recently leased Al
blna dock to Balfour, Guthrie & Co. for
use as a grain warehouse, only the
southern 100 feet of the dock, on which
is located a patent slip, being retained
for movement of freight to and rrom
river steamers. It was thought for a
time that the company would extend
Albina dock on the south as a means of
affording additional space, but the fact
that a railroad slip reaches the river
there and several steamers discharge
there precluded the property being im
proved to that extent.
Albina dock is 561 feet long and 100
feet wide, with capacity of 18,000 tons,
so the new dock will be larger. Mont
gomery Dock No. 1 had a capacity of
12,000 tons and Oceanic dock 20,000
tons, the latter being 811 feet long,
while Columbia Dock No. 2 was of
20,000 tons capacity. The North Bank
dock is 900 feet long, though the prop
erty is 1000 feet, and Municipal Dock
No. 1 will have a covered section of 955
feet and a pier and slip in addition, all
covering 1075 feet.
Shipments for the O.-W. R. & N.,
bound to or from rail points, will be
handled for a time over Ainsworth
dock, the capacity of which is estimated
at 8,000 tons. The Interruption of the
Oriental steamship service because of
the war has resulted in little flour
moving from the interior, but there are
expected to be numerous small ship
ments now that the Royal Mail fleet
has resumed operation and space must
be available for its reception.
Balfour, Guthrie & Co. will begin the
installation of a cleaning plant on Al
bina dock immediately, as it will take
the place of Oceanic dock In every way.
Because of rail connections Albina dock
Is declared well located for grain hand
ling and there are tracks that can be
used for temporary storage.
STEAMER SCHEDULE CHANGED
Round Trips Possible to Cascades
Daily Until Spring.
Fall and Winter tourists are to be
given opportunity to visit tne iameu
Middle Columbia Kiver and its cas
cades every week day through a new
schedule Steve McDonald, superintend
ent of The Dalles, Portland & Astoria
Navigation Company, has decided on
that goes into effect tomorrow, as the
steamers Bailey Gatzert and Dalles
City will meet in the Cascade Locks
and passengers can be transferred.
In past seasons tourists have either
been obliged to make the round trip
on those steamers, requiring two days,
or cover the journey to the Locks one
way by train. Now the Bailey Gatzert
leaves here Monday, Wednesday and
Friday at 7 A. M.. departing from The
Dalles the following morning at 10
o'clock. The Dalles City departs from
Portland Tuesday, Thursday and Sat
urday at 7 A. M., and The Dalles the
following day at 10 A. M. The Gatzert
made her last daily round trip to The
Dalles yesterday and lays over here
today to wash her boiler. On the
weekly schedule she lays over bunaays
at Portland and the Danes city lays
over at The Danes. inrougn mat ar
rangement tourists from Portland can
go as far as tne cascaaes eacn uay,
returning to Portland at t o ciock tnat
evening. The Summer season has been
satisfactory and unless weather condi
tions are unfavorable the uatzert
makes her last faunday round trip to
the Locks September 13.
CHANGE AT tMATILI;A REEF
Light Vessel Is Replaced Tempor
arily by Relief Ship.
Mariners are being notified by Henry
L. Beck, inspector of the Seventeenth
Lighthouse District, of the following
changes in uavigation aids:
Umatilla reef light vessel temporar
ily replaced by relief light vessel. Relief
light vessel shows lights and sound
fog signals having the same char
acteristics as those of the station
vessel. Relief light vessel differs from
the station vessel.
Willapa Bay Light Station Char
acteristic of light changed to fixed
white varied by a white flash every
20 seconds. The candlepower of the
fixed light is increased to 2900 candles
and of the flash to 12,000 candles.
Xe w s Fro ni O regon Port s .
ASTORIA. Or., Sept. 9. (Special.)
The steamer Sue H. Elmore sailed to
day for Tillamook with a cargo of
The steamer Rose City arrived to
day from San Francisco and San Pedro
and- the steamer Beaver sailed for
this port this evening.
The steam schooner Northland sailed
today for San Francisco with a cargo
of grain and lumber.
The British ship Kirkcudbrightshire
arrived at 10 o'clock last evening, 60
days from Newcastle, Australia. She
brings a cargo of 2340 tons of coal
the greater portion of which will be
discharged at the Sanborn wharf,
after which she will proceed to Port
land to load grain. Captain Roberts,
her master, reports an uneventful trip
across the Pacific and he had not
heard that war had been declared until
informed by a passing steamer yester
Captain Hammarstrom. of the light
house tender Heather, is now taking
his annual vacation and will leave
next Monday for San Francisco. The
Heather left yesterday for Puget
Sound with supplies for light stations
in that section.
The Columbia River Packers' Asso
ciation's ship Reuce arrived this after
noon from Chlgnlk Bay, Alaska, bring
ing the canned salmon packed at the
COOS BAT, Or., Sept. . (Special.)
The steam schooner Nann Smith will
sail for San Francisco tomorrow.
The steam schooner Yellowstone is
due from Portland tomorrow afternoon.
The gasoline schooner Randolph
sailed for Rogue River at 11 A. M
DUE TO ARRIVE.
Name. From Date.
Breakwater Coos Bay In port
Rose City .Los Angeles In port
Geo. W. Elder .Eureka sept, n
Yucatan .San Diego Sept. 1.
Rear Los Aneeles Sept. 14
Beaver Los Angeles -Sept. l'J
Iioanoke San Diego Sept. -0
DUE TO DEPART.
'flm. For Date.
Rreqlrwator Coos BaV Sept. 10
Klamath San Diego Sept. 10
Paraiso San Francisco. .. .Sept. 10
Celilo San Diego Sept. 11
Yale 8. F. to L. A Sept. II
Harvard 45. F. to L A Sept. 12
San Ramon San Francisco. ... Sept. 12
Geo. W. Elder .Eureka Sept. 4.8
Rose City Los Angelea Sept. 14
Yucatan .San Diego Sept. 10
Bear Los Angeles Sept. Ill
Roanoke San Diego Sept. 23
Beaver Los Angeles .Sept. 24
Northland San Francisco. . . . Sept. 26
EUROPEAN AND ORIENTAL SERVICE.
Name. From Date.
Andalusia Hamburg Ind'f't
Monmouthshire. .. .London Sept. 15
Cardiganshire London Nov. 15
Den or Airiie Xionaon -oepu
Brasilia Hamburg Nov. 22
Merionethshire London Oct. 25
Belgravia Hamburg Oct. 2b
Name. For Date.
Andalusia Hamburg Ind'f't
Monmouthshire. .. .London Sept. 20
DenofAlrlle London -Oct. 1
Merionethshire. ... London Nov. 2
Belgravia Hamburg Nov. 3
Cardiganshire London Nov. 18
Brasilia Hamburg Nov. 2V
Name. For Date.
Qulnault Skagway Sept. 12
Thos. L.Wand -Skagway Sept. 15
J. B. Stetson Skagway Sept. IK
Movements of Vessels.
PORTLAND. Sept. 9. Arrived Steam
ers Portland, from San Francisco; Rose City,
from San Pedro and San Francisco. Sailed
Steamers Northland, for San Francisco;
Roanoke, for San Diego via San Francisco;
Orerunlan. for Puget Sound; Santa Cruz, for
New York and way ports; Beaver, for San
Pwlrn vln. San Francisco.
Astoria, Sept. . Arrived at s and lett up
at 10:45 A. M., steamer Rose City, from San
Pedro and San Francisco. aauea at a a.
M., steamer Sue H. Elmore, for Tillamook,
Left un at midnight, steamer i'ortiana. Ar
rived down at 4:20 nd sailed at 6 P. M
steamer Beaver, for San Francisco and San
Pedro. Arrived at 4:30 P. M.. ship Reuse.
Norfolk. Vs.. Sept. 9. Arrived Steame
Atlantic, from Boston, for Portland, Or,
Sailed, Montoso, for Seattle.
San Francisco. Sept. 9. Sailed at 6 A. M
.termer Washir.etonlan. for Portland. Ar
rived at noon, steamer Daisy Putman, from
Portland. September 8 Sailed at 7 P.
steamer Multnomah, at 10 P. M., F. H. Leg
re.it. for Portland.
Victoria, Sept. 9. Arrived British steam
ship Monmouthshire, from London, for Port
San Pedro, Sept. 8. Arrived and sailed
Steamer Yosemlte, trom fortiana, ior oau
Diego. Sailed Steamer Yucatan, for Fort
San Pedro. Sept. 9. Arrived Steamer
rp fmm Portland via. San Francisco.
Eureka. Sept. 8. Arrived Steamer Geo
W. Elder, from Portland.
Tutonsh. SeDt. 9. Passed at 10:20 A. M
steamer Quinault, from Skagway, for Port
Port Townsend. Sept. 9. Arrived
Rchnnner Tncs. from East London, for Afl,
toria: British steamer English Monarch,
Atnrla Sent. 8. Arrived at 8 P. M
British ship Kirkcudbrightshire, from New
Castle. Australia. Arrived at 11 P. M
steamer Portland, from San Francisco.
Tides at Astoria Thursday.
It Ao P.
M 6.1 feetl 9:41 A. M 3.1 feet
M 8.0 feet 11:06 P. M 1.2 feet
Columbia River Bar Report
NORTH HEAD, Sept. 9. Condition of the
bar at 5 P. M. : Bar, smooth; wind, north
west, 6 miles.
Marconi Wireless Reports.
A11 nositions reported at 8 P. M., Septem
ber y, uniefes oiucmiMi ucsiguiiicu.
Northland. Portland for San Francisco
i ev miim nuti Pnlumbift River.
El Seffundo. Richmond for Ketchikan, 472
nnrth nf Kan Francisco.
Columbia, Aberdeen for San Francisco, 10
miles south uoiumma Kiver.
Beaver. Portland for San Francisco, 80
TriiAa anntri rnliimhift River.
Citv of Seattle, southbound, in Active
Willamette. Seattle for San Francisco,
Governor, Anacortes for Tacoma, off Part,
ridjte Poiu. , .
J, A. Hooper, San Francisco for Belling
ham. off Slip Point. ' .. ,
onr-nri off Mazatlan. September 8
T.v-rfl' Pnn Francisco for New York, 454
ennth nr Sn Pedro. SeDtember 8
Citv of Para. San Francisco for Balboa,
800 miles south of San Francisco, Septem
firacn nollar. Bandon for San Pedro,
miles south of San Francisco.
Oleum. San Diego for Port Harford,
miles south of Port Harlora.
4vnnma San Francisco for Sydney,
tm-rr, Run Francisco. SeDtember 8.
Manrhuria. Yokohama for Honolulu, 626
miles from Honolulu, September S.
Siberia, San Francisco for Orient,
miias nut Scntpmber 8.
Chanslo'r, Honolulu for Monterey, 164 miles
m Hnnninln Sootember h.
Nome City Mukilteo for San Francisco, 10
miles north of Point Reyes
L-ucas, Point Wells for Richmond, 10 mllea
south of Point Arena.
Sr.ott Everett for San Pedro, off Port
Toniiinr Port San Luis for Oleum, 95
mi miTTi of San Francisco.
Santa Rita, fori aan ijuis ior oroiuo, u-
miles north or aan r rajiuisoo.
Herrln, San Francisco for Monterey,
mllac frnm MnnteraV.
Congress, San Francisco for Seattle, eight
miles north of Point Arena.
Lerrgett. San Franclsoo for Portland,
Hanalei, Eureka for San Francisco,
mllee south of Blunts Reef.
Falcon. Port Angeles for San Pedro,
miles north of Point Arena,
Falcon. Port Angeles for San Pedro,
miles uorth of Point Arena.
Yucatan, San Pedro for San Francisco,
miles north of Pledras Blancas.
Matsonia, San Francisco for Honolulu,
Oueen. Seattle 'for San Francisco, four
Ttrn-th of Cane Blanco.
Buck, Everett for San Francisco. 578 miles
south of Everett.
Admiral Schley, San Francisco for Seattle,
n tntio north of San Francisco.
Adeline Smith, San Francisco for Coos
Bay, 260 miles north of San Francisco.
Multnomah, San Francisco for Portland,
(e-ht miles north of Blunts Reef.
Elder, Eureka for Coos Bay, off Crescent
WEATHER POSTS TRADED
John E. Hlssong Goes to Baker and
R. C. Mize Takes Tatoosh Island.
BAKER, Or., Sept. 9. (Special.)
Baker has a new weather man today.
John E. Hissong, for the last two years
weather observer at Tatoosh Island,
the windiest spot In the globe, arrived
today from Tatoosh to take over the
R. C. Mlze, who for the last year has
been in charge of the station here,
will leave tomorrow for Tatoosh Is
land, having traded positions with Mr.
Hissong. Mr. Mize was at Tatoosh for
three "years prior to coming to Baker,
and he had become lonesome for the
whistle of a 100-mile-an-hour gale.
His family will accompany him.
Mr. Hlssong, prior to going to
Tatoosh, was for three years and a half
in the Portland weather office.
FLOUR PROBLEM UP
Shippers Say Double Sacking
May Cost Market.
NEW YORK TRADE SOUGHT
Temporary Rulings Favorable to
Pacific Coast Producers but II
Reversed It Is Said Minne
sota Could Undersell West.
"Whether flour accepted for shipment
from Portland to New York will be
double-sacked, as is demanded when
billed for South American ports to be
transported into the interior, is a ques
tion raised by some shippers, who say
that the extra sack will make a differ
ence of J2 a ton in the cost and prevent
them in landing flour at New York in
competition with Minnesota millers. If
the double-sacking is not required, they
say consignments can be sent to New
The American-Hawaiian Company.
while not accepting large lots now, has
ruled that flour will be handled when
in single bags the same as are required
for tho Oriental market. Grace & Co.
are expected to make the same move
and in time it is believed that the cus
tom will be to take flour in the same
sacks as are used for California ship
Having discharged her cargo the
American-Hawaiian steamer Oregonian
sailed last night for Puget Sound,
where, after unloading the remainder
of her freight, she will load lumber for
Pouuhkeepsie. The Norwegian steamer
Cusco, of the Grace West Coast fleet.
is due here by to tomorrow to load
flour and lumber. The Santa Cruz, of
the same flag, which plies to New
York via the Panama Canal, left last
night and calls at Astoria to take on
several hundred tons of salmon for the
The Washingtonian, of the American-
Hawaiian line, sailed from San Francis
co at 5:50 A. M. yesterday for Portland.
She is one of the 10,000-ton carriers
built last year and brings 500 tons of
cargo direct from New York, with
which she sailed July 10 by way of the
Straits of Magellan, and 785 tons that
were taken on at San Francisco, being
transferred from the Missourian, which
sailed for New York August 4 and
proceeded via the Canal. The Washing
tonian will take aboard Portland cargo
for New York and then will 50 to Pu
get Sound t j finish discharging and
work outward consignments, complet
ing at San Francisco.
MOVMOITHSHIKE IX TCESDAY
Liner Brings First Oriental Cargo
Since War Began.
Bringing the first direct Oriental
cargo since the outbreak of hostilities
in Europe, the Royal Mail liner Mon
mouthshire arrived at Victoria, B. C,
yesterday from Europe by way of the
Far East and is due at Portland Tues
day, where she will discharge approx
imately 2500 tons of commodities. Tho
plan of Frank Waterhouse & Co.,
agents for the fleet, is to dispatch the
liner on the return, September 20, and
she will have a fair cargo.
The liner Den of Airiie is to sail from
Yokohama for Portland September 22.
and the Merionethshire September 30.
All have big loads of freight, as the
temporary withdrawal of the Hamburg
American ships has left the Royal Mail
as the sole line affording service to
Portland. The former is not expected
to resume its schedule soon, owing to
the presence of Japanese, French and
British warships In the Pacific.
ROSE CITY HAS FTILIi LIST
Captain Rankin Reports Liner Had
Crowded with passengers the "Pop
ular" liner Rose City came into her
berth at the "Big Three" dock before 6
o'clock last evening after a pleasant
run from California climes. In the way
of cargo the vessel had a fair load.
Captain Rankin reported conditions
outside of the usual character at this
season, the Pacific being tranquil save
for a westerly swell. No belligerent
naval vessels were sighted and It is be
lieved none are patrolling the Oregon
Coast, as clear weather prevailed and
they could have been sighted easily.
Reservations are heavy for the return
voyage of the Rose City, which begins
The Beaver sailed yesterday morning
with 375 passengers, there being 1O0
in the steerage, which is a large list
for this period. The vessel had a ca
SALMOX FOR XEW ORLEAX'S
Cargo of Canned Fish to Be Made
Up on Cpast.
Steamship men have received infor
mation that J. K. Armsby has arranged
to load a steamer on the Pacific Coast
with salmon for New Orleans, as none
of the lines so far operated out of the
Columbia River and Puget Sound have
included New Orleans as a port of call.
It is understood that the Luckenbach
line will make the Louisiana harbor,
but as yet that fleet has not announced
regular service from .Portland via
The salmon ship Reuce reached the
river yesterday from Chignik with a
lull cargo of the Alaska pack for the
Columbia River Packers' Association.
There is considerable Alaskan and Co
lumbia River salmon to move to the
East and abroad and at present oper
ators of canal lines are anxious to ob
tain contracts for transporting it. Can-
ners on the river who depended on
moving tierces cf salmon to Europe
are said to be meeting with difficulty
in arranging to ship, owing to the war.
SALMOX SHIPMENTS HEAVY
Qnestion of Alaska Steamers ov
Sufficient salmon contracts are in
sight to keep the steamers of the Port
land-Alaska fleet going ior at least
three months, says Jay fa. Hamilton,
president of the Portland steamship
Company, who adds that the matter or
extending the charter of the steamer
J. B. Stetson or fixing another carrier
under consideration and has been
taken up with F. D. Parr, manager of
the line, at San Francisco.
The steamer Qulnault Is on the way
from Seattle for Astoria to discharge
more Alaska salmon and should be
here in the morning to finish unload
ing. She will be given freight for the
return so as to sail Saturday night. Mr.
Hamilton says Alaska shippers are as
enthusiastic as those at Portland over
the success of the line and that even
under the same conditions in the North
the business could not be handled next
season without larger carriers.
Dr. Thwlnif. the president of Weitern
Resrv University, says that the present
materialistic age Is an aid. Instead of a
hindrance, to the churches. "Man la at
heart religious, and the reaction from ma
terialistic things has turned him toward
the church." .
Is it possible there is a woman in this country who con
tinues to suffer without giving Lydia E. Pinkham's Vege
table Compound a trial after all the evidence that is con
tinually being published, which proves beyond contradic
tion that this grand old medicine has relieved more suffer
ing among women than any other one medicine in the world ?
We have published in the newspapers of the United States
more genuine testimonial letters than have ever been pub
lished in the interest of any other medicine for women
and every year we publish many new testimonials, all gen
uine and true. Here are three never before published :
From Mrs. S. T. Richmond, Providence, R. I.
Pkovidknck, R I. " For the benefit of women who suffer ah I havn
done I wish to state what Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound
has done for me. I did 6ome heavy lifting and the doctor said it
caused a displacement I have always been weak and I overworked
after my baby was born and inflammation set in, then nervous pros
tration, from which I did not recover until I had taken Lydia K Pink
ham's Vegetable Compound. The Comnound is mv best friend nnd
when I hear of a woman with troubles like mine I try to induce har
to take your medicine." Mrs. S. T. Richmond, 109 Waldo Street,
Providence, It. L
A Minister's Wife Writes:
Cloquet, Minn. "I have suffered very much with irregularities,
Eam and inflammation, but your wonderful medicine, Lydia K Pink
am s Vegetable Compound, has made me well and I can recommend
the same to all that are troubled with these complaints." Mrs. Jen
nie Akekman, co ltev. K. Akerman, Cloquet, Minnesota.
From Mrs. J. D. Murdoch, Quincy, Mass.
South Quincy, Mass. u The doctor said that I had organic trouble
and he doctored me for a long time and I did not get any relief. I
saw iuia rj. rmsnams vegetable Compound ad
vertised and I tried it and found relief before I had
finished the first bottle. I continued taking it all
through middle life and am now a strong, healthy
woman and earn my own living." Mrs. Jane D.
Murdoch, 25 Gordon St, South Quincy, Mass.
HBtoWrite to LYDIA E. PI N K II A M MEDICINE CO.
(CONFIDENTIAL) LYNN, MASS., forad vice.
Your letter will be opened, read and answered
by a woman and held in strict confidence.
ROGER SULLIVAN AHEAD
MARGIN IN SENATORIAL
Interest In Candidacy Increased by- Re
cent Letter From Bryan Urg-lny
Detent of Candidate.
CHICAGO. Sept. 9. Early return
from today's primary indicate that
Roger C. Sullivan has been nominated
for United States Senator by a wifla
margin over Representative Stringer.
his nearest opponent on the Demo
For the Republican Senatorial nomi
nation. Senator fiherman, who Is seek
ing to' be returned, apparently has a
safe lead over ex-United State Sen
ator Mason. It la estimated that Sher
man will run 16,000 ahead of Masou
in Cook County (Chicago).
Raymond Robins, a settlement work
er, was unopposed for the Progressive
nomination for Senator.
Interest in Sulivan's candidacy was
increased a few days ago by the re
ceipt by Cook County Democrats of a
letter from Secretary Bryan urilng
the defeat of Sullivan.
Tht woman's vote was light In
some precincts not one put in an ap
pearance. PAY $328.50 CASH
And secure usual 1650 (monthly in
stalment price elsewhere) new Playor
Piano with latest Improvements. Graves
Music Co., 151 Fourth St. Adv.
Cow Testing Association Formed.
OREGON CITT. Or., Sept. 9. (Spe
cial.) The Clackamas Cow Testing As
sociation was organized here this aft
ernoon and the following officers elect
ed: President, H. Thlessen: secretary,
N. H. Smith, and board of directors to
act with the president and secretary.
R. L.. Badger, Henry Schneider and
Chris Nnegli. The object of tho asso
ciation is to hire an expert from the
Oregon Agricultural College to test the
cattle of its members. It is planned to
begin operations about October 1. It
is the 11th county cow testing associa
tion to be formed in the state.
Baby of Future
Much thought has been riven in late
years to the subject of maternity. In
tne Clliea (ners are
equipped with mod
ern methods. But
most women prefer
their own homes and
In tho towns and vil
lages must prefer
them. And since
this Is true we know
from the great many
splendid letters writ
ten on the) subject that our "Mother'9
Friend" Is a great help to expectant
mothers. They write of the wonderful
relief, how It seemed to allow the
muscles to expand without undue strain
and what a splendid Influence it was on
the nervous system. such helps as
"Mother's Friend" and the broader
knowledge of them should have a helpful
Influence upon babies of the future.
In a little book for Huch women these
points are more thoroughly brought out
and a copy will be mailed to anyone who
will send us their name and address.
"Mother's Friend" Is sold In all drag
stores and highly recommended for its
timely usefulness. Its safeness and the
real help it affords. Ask for it at the
store and write us for the book. Brad
field Regulator Co., 311 Lamar Bldg
Beautiful Bening. Steck. Lester
and Weber pianos must be sold at
once. Bankrupt , piano sale. This
sale was authorized by order of the
court. For full particulars, read page
7. this paper.
Actually in Hands
of Eastern Factories
WELL-TO-DO PIONEERS SHOULD
ACT QUICKLY NOW.
Baby Grands, Player Pianos, the Na
tion's Proudest Achievements, in a
Marvelous Sacrifice Sale at Big
Piano buyers In Portland are reap
ing a rich harvest.
Unusual conditions create unusual
opportunities. While pessimists art
croaking the big piano house is taking
advantage of the situation for bigger
things that are bound to come. Every
one knows that all of the Nation's
piano factories which did not shut
down altogether have accumulated
large quantities of finished pianos.
They are all anxious to sell them, so
anxious that a most unusual agree
ment was made, whereby tho manu
facturers agree to assume the expense
of disposing of as many pianos as
possible that are now on hand, EUera
Music House obligating Itself to take
new pianos from the factories at the
rate of three Instruments for every
two sold now.
Thus the establishment Is in the
hands of the representatives of these
Eastern factories. In this sale they
do not care for profit. Their purpose
Is to have as many pianos find buyers
as can possibly be found, and without
any loss of time, so as to commence
shipping the surplus from the factory.
Hence, this opportunity, this most
unusual low price sale, truly an emerg
ency sale, which will never come
again, simply because the conditions
which make this undertaking neces
sary can never again arise.
Eilers Music House has never sold
cheap-John make-believe pianos, and
Eilers Music House never will. Every
Instrument sold by Eilers Musle House
Is a guaranteed Instrument The very
finest pianos made In America are sold
by Eilers Music House. Grade for grade
and quality for quality. There Is no
Institution In the United Slates which
carries in stock so many elegant and
costly Instruments. Pianos for the dis
criminating musician: pianos for the
professonal. The Naton proudost
names, headed by the Checkering, and
the now world-renowned genuine
Autoplano player piano.
Floors full of liabv grands are no
to be had at prices frequently pa
for ordinary uprights.
Art reproducing pianos. Tna mar-
vrliius Write Mtgnon attached to a
grand piano or built within the plane
case Itself. Instruments usually selling
for S1S00, 11(50 and two of them for
In this sale we want five well-t-do
homes to buy these Instruments at
almost half price.
Superb Chlckerlng baby grands and
parlor grands and concert grands, also
Haxeltons and Sohmere and Klmballs
and Deckers, many at half price, some
for even less.
Eight concert used, grand pianos of
costliest make. 1085 for the finest
one, $885 for a baby grand that could
not be told from brand new, original
value S9J0, the sacrifice of all sacri
fices. Cash Is not necessary, take 4S
months to pay us.
Shop around everywhere, see the best
piano to be had for $160, make sure
It is a good durable piano of excel
lent tone quality, and of reliable make,
then come here and find the same
thing In this sale for $11$, and the
plain cases are $98. A deposit of $:
to show good faith will make you an
owner of one of these pianos at once.
This Is not a case of bankruptcy,
nor financial embarrassment; It Is a
prosperity sale that will appeal to
every thrifty, careful business man and
woman In this community, people who
know value when they see It, and who
have faith In the West and In the
future, and wish to make home what
it should be.
Store open day and evening until sale
closes. See these four floors full of
superb Instruments guaranteed money -back
pianos, hundreds of them marked
for sale at factory cost, and mariy for
even less than that. Kemember Eilers
vf,.-i.. U.1... ! u monev-back houee. a
,ni.j. that Inanrea positive satlKfact!
t niirchutr. Why should
gay any more" Come ana see ror your
self. Select a fine piano now and de
pend upon It you'll never regret having
done so. Eilers Music House, the Na
tion's greatest piano establishment.
Filers building. Broadway at Alder.
Ellsworth Barne and Davey, authorized
representatives for the manufacturers.