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TTT12 JIORXITfG OREOOXTAN, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1914.
ICE BAB Tfl TRAFFIC
Government Asked for Use of
Dredge to Free Channel.
MANY BOATS ARE TIED UP
Borne Aids to Navigation, Reported
Carried Away and Service on
i Several Lines, Including Coeur
d'AIene Lake, Stops.
Fearing that drifting Ice in the Co
lumbia may seriously interfere with
the navigation of ocean-groins vessels,
as it has with the stern-wheel fleet, a
request was made yesterday of Colonel
WcKinstry that either the dredge
Chinook or Clatsop be assigned to the
task of bucking: Ice in the vicinity of
Warrior Rock, where roost trouble has
The steamer Beaver, due to sail at 3
o'clock for California, will be dispatched
on time and the steamer Breakwater
will leave this evening for Coos Bay.
It is not doubted that the steamers can
make their way to the lower river, yet
it is not desired to force them through
the ice if it becomes dangerously thick,
when it might be possible to have one
of the Government steamers clear a
Henry L. Beck, inspector of the 17th
lighthouse district, received 'a report
yesterday that the dolphin and beacon
marking Hunter's Bar had been carried
out by Ice and he understood, that
others had shifted, while men in charge
of lights in that district report to him
that they were unable to keep beacons
burning because of their inability to
force a small boat or launch through
Warning? Given IVavlgators.
Mr. Beck has warned navigators that
the ice may carry away all light struc
tures and spar buoys, while he has in
structed the master of the tender Man
sanita to watch conditions closely on
the lower river and if the ice runs
heavy to remove all gas buoys, replacing
them with spar buoys. That will be a
temporary step. The same course is
followed in the East where running ice
Convinced that the tieup of the river
fleet would extend for some time, of
ficials of transportation companies yes
terday began laying off crews of steam
ers held here, only one or two officers
and watchmen being retained on each.
On the lower river the steamer Lurline
is running to Astoria and the Joseph
Kellogg to Kelso, though the former
went down via the Willamette Slough
route yesterday and it was feared the
Kellogg might not reach Kelso easily,
owing to reports that the mouth of the
stream was being blocked by floating
"Captain" Budd and Captain Works,
of the O.-W. R. & Is., went to the Co
lumbia yesterday to view the running
ice, and as a result no change in orders
was given the steamer Harvest Queen,
which has been held here since her re
turn from Astoria Saturday night. Be
sides the Snake River fleet of the com
pany being tied up, the steamer Har
rison, operating on Coeur d'AIene Lake,
was ordered out of service yesterday,
the lake being frozen over.
Middle Columbia Blocked.
On the Middle Columbia it is said ice
blocks the stream from Crate's Point to
The Dalles, a distance of four miles.
On The Dalles-Celilo Canal project
steam shovel crews and gangs em
ployed on rip-rapping are working and
the cold weather has not interfered, as
no- concreting was under way.
At Rainier the ice near shore is said
to have been so thick yesterday that a
channel was cut so logs could be hauled
into one of the mills.
The gasoline propeller Eftin, which
plies between Portland and river cities
as far as Astoria, has been tied up.
Passengers for the steamer J. B.
Stetson and the steamer Northland,
which sail tomorrow, go from here by
train in the morning, those for the
Stetson disembarking at Rainier and
for the Northland at Astoria. The lat
ter left here yesterday for St. Helens
to start loading lumber, her hull having
been protected with sheatin.
Orders for starting down with the
British ship Oenturlon today were can
celed. She is loaded with wheat for
England and is to go as soon as con
Slush Ice made its appearance in the
river here yesterday morning, though
about daylight it was said to have
been frozen virtually across the har
bor. As a result of the cold the stream
fell 1.2 feet in 24 hours ending at 8
o'clock in tho morning, so the stage
above zero was 1.7 feet.
London through the canal to this Coast
will , consist of the new "Glen" ships
Glenglye and Gleneffer and "Shire" line
vessels Cardiganshire and Carnarvon
shire. The Glengyle also is listed for Fort
land in the regular London-Oriental-Pacific
Coast service, being due in Feb
ruary, and it may be that she is to be
sent home through the canal. The
Glenroy. coming the latter part of Jan
uary, proceeds direct from British Co
lumbia to Vladivostok, and loads there
for London, eliminating the usual Orien
tal ports. It is understood that tho
company will continue the trans-Pacific
service when the canal is in operation,
so that' an around-the-world line will
CAPTAIN OF STRANGER BACKED
Charge of Drunkenness Denied and
Pasenger Witnesses Relied On.
Captain A. J. Geer, master of the
steamer Stranger, against whom an
accusation of drunkenness was lodged
before United States Inspectors Ed
Wards and Fuller by J. T. Hume, who
was a passenger on the Stranger,
Friday, when she struck' on Dalles
Rock and was beached while en route
to the Cascade Locks from The Dalles,
has filed a written report of the acci
dent. As soon as Captain Geer can
leave the vessel an investigation will
Charles Steelsmith, superintendent
for The Dalles-Columbia line, which
has the Stranger under charter, says,
as far as he could learn, there was no
intoxicated person at tho wheel of the
Stranger during the trip. Not only
does Captain Geer deny being under
the influence of liquor, he says, but
others of the crew and passengers who
remained aboard express the same view.
DECK LOAD TOLlrS DISCUSSED
Decision Not Reached in Matter of
Panama Canal Collections.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 21. Whether or
not a deckload is subject to tolls on a
steamer passing through the Panama
HCanal was discussed at length without
a decision today by Secretary Garrison,
Attorney-General Gregory, Judge-Advo
cate-General Crowder, of the Army, ana
Major Boggs, the purchasing officer of
the Panama Canal.
Certain large lumber interests on the
Pacific Coast are protesting against
paying tolls on deckloads of lumber,
contending that the act of Congress
fixing the amount and method of col
lecting tolls especially provided for the
measurement of the net tonnage of the
interior of the vessel and conferred no
authority for measuring and taxing
Further conferences on the subject
will be held at the War Department.
O WEEXEE HEAD TAX STIT.T. liVE
Captain Collins, However, Seeks Re
fund of Eight Dollars.
Following the departure from the
river Sunday' or the British bark
Oweenee, which is headett for the United
Kingdom with a grain cargo, it was
discovered that head tax was paid on
only two sailors, though three deserted
the vessel here. It is probable that $4
head tax due will be collected through
the-British Bhip Centurion, which be
longs to the same owners.
Yet Captain Collins, of the Oweenee,
figured that he was $8 short when his
ehlp was ready to leave port, because
on the arrival of his wife and son, the
latter a few months old, at San Fran
cisco from Australia, M was charged
for each of them. They went to sea
on the Oweenee. Mrs. Collins being
signed as stewardess, and Captain Col
lins made an effort to recover the $8,
but was informed the application must
be made through the authorities at San
Francisco. The law provides for a re
fund of head tax when persons paying
It are simply passing through the
TRAMP IS TAKEX FOR GRAIN
Two Steamers to Be Dispatched Ear
ly in January by Strauss & Co.
Strauss & Company yesterday char
tered the British steamer Muncaster
Castle for Portland grain loading. She
is reported to have steamed from Moji
December 9 and is looked for in the
river the last of the week or early
next week. She is a carrier of 3056
tons, net register, and it is probable
her cargo will be made up of wheat
and oats. The new British steamer
Onwen, which Strauss & Company re
cently engaged, is to be here for early
January loading. -
The Sierra Miranda and Centurion
finished loading wheat yesterday and
hauled into the stream. The former
has aboard 2351 tons of the cereal and
the Centurion 28-13 tons. Tho Hafrsfjord
was shifted from the Globe elevator to
the North Bank dock and will work the
remainder of her load there.
CAXAIi TO GET NEW LINERS
Four Ships of Royal Mall Service
Announced lor Run.
Although Frank Waterhouse & Co.
has not been Informed that the British
Admiralty has turned back the big,
new liners Cardiganshire and Carnar
vonshire to the Royal Mail line, it is
announced from San Francisco that the
tleet to be started after January 1 from
LYRIC'S LAUGHS . MANY
AUD1EXCE EX JOYS "HIKE JUST IZZT
IX MEXICO" ALL THROUGH.
"Melody of Lore" and "Tango In the
Sky" Please Santa Clans to Appear
Today for Children.
"Mike and Izzy In Mexico," presented
by Al Franks and his merry company
at the Lyric, is a laugh-producer from
the opening chorus to the grand finale.
An added attraction was Caribou Dan
and his trained bear Pete. The pro
gramme says that Pete is the only
cinnamon bear before the footlights.
The musical comedy is in one act
and one scene, and deals with the ex
perience of two Americans, Mike (Lew
Dunbar) and Izzy A1 Franks). Mike's
son Barney (Joe Kemper) is stranded
in Mexico and owes a large hotel bill.
His father is after him with a shotgun,
but on learning that Barney is held in
the mountains for a large ransom the
father "dashes madly" to the front
After many complications in which
Mike's wife marries, his partner Izzy
on the presumption that Mike was
killed on his way to rescue his son, the
play ends with everything coming to
him who waits.
Jeanne Mai and girls "put across"
"Melody of Love" in fine style, after
which Joe Kemper and girls rendered
"It's a Long, Long Way to Tipperary."
Four encores were necessary before the
audience would let the show continue.
That famous "Looks Like Something the
Cat Dragged In" was brought to light
again yesterday by Marie Celestlne.
Marie was at her best and hes ren-
derization" of the song was a scream.
Lew Dunbar did a "Tango in the Sky."
and a specialty was added to the pleas
ing bill with Misses Burney, Anglers,
Miller and Rex in the roles of dancers.
Lillie Sutherland was heard in "Cele
bration Day in Tennessee." .
This afternoon the management of
the Lyric will hold a Santa Claus
matinee for the benefit of the children.
"Mike.and Izzy in Mexico" will be pre
sented at the Lyric for the remainder
of the week.
SIORE RIVAL-" TUGS TO tOME
Puget Sound Company Will Handle
Ships Between Portland and Sea.
George E. Plummer, manager of the
Puget Sound Tugboat Company. Is here
from Seattle In connection with the en
trance of tugs of that Une into compe
tition wtih the Port of Portland in the
Columbia bar service. He says that the
tugs Tatoosh and Pioneer will soon be
off the river to assist the Goliah, which
reached the river Thursday, but cruised
so far at sea looking for inbound ships
that her presence was not discovered
by the Port tugs until Sunday.
It has been given out by Mr. Plummer
that his tugs will bring ships to Port
land and return them to sea. river
steamers being utilized only in shift
ing them in the harbor. Any of the
independent pilots will be carried on
the tugs when going to sea to board an
inbound ship, he says.
LTJRMXE MEETS ICE JAMS
Return Trip IVom Astoria to Be
Made Only as Far as Cathlamet.
ASTORIA, Or.. Dec. 21. (Special.)
The river steamer Lurline, which ar
rived from Portland tonight, encoun
tered a large amount of freshly-formed
ice, as well as numerous cakes that had
floated from the Upper Columbia.
The ice jams extend down as far as
Cathlamet. The Lurline left on the
return trip at 7 o'clock tonight, but ex
pects to run only as far as Cathlamet
or Eagle Cliff, where she will remain
Xews From Oregon Ports.
COOS BAY. Or., Dec. 21. (Special.)
The steamer Adeline Smith arrived
this forenoon from San Francisco,
being four days and three hours on
the round trip. The vessel is loading
lumber for San Francisco and Bay
Arriving today the steamship Geo.
W. Elder was several hours later than
usual, crossing in at 1:20. The ship
had a fair consignment of freight,
much parcel post mail and many pas
sengers. " i '
The gasoline schooner Rustler sailed
this morning at 9 o'clock. Captain Skog
In- charge, for Florence and other
Siuslaw towns. -
The gasoline schooner Roamer is
loading for a quick trip to the Rogue
Bar conditions are still excellent on
this portion of Oregon Coast.
Vessels plying here are receiving
good shipments of steelhead salmon,
the cold storage plant of this city
finding the run on the Coquille River
is much larger than usual.
ASTORIA, Or., Def. 21. (Special.)
The steam schooner William Chatham
arrived this afternoon from Seattle and
will load at Portland under charter to
Grace & Co., for South America.
The tank steamers Wm. F. Herrin
and Asuncion sailed today for Cali
fornia, after discharging fuel oil here
and at Portland.
The gasoline schooner Mirene arrived
this1 morning from Waldport in ballast
en route to Portland.
The continued east wind has kept the
bar so smooth that the dredge Chinook
has been able to operate for several
days, and during the present month
she has pumped up and carried out to
sea more than 90,000 cubic yards of
sand from the channel across the
Captain Frazer, who came here in
command of the British ship Centurion,
left overland last night for England,
having retired temporarily. Captain
Jones, now master of the Centurion,
was mate of the big bark Oweenee,
both being under the same house flag.
As the Government dredge Cham
poeg completed a cut at Magoon's bar
yesterday, she ,4s to begin on another at
Meldrum's bar today.
Loaded with 855,000 feet of lumber.
the steamer F. S. Loop was cleared
yesterday for San Francisco. She en
tered from that harbor with 40,000 red
brick and 6000 fire brick.
Major Morrow, Corps of Engineers,
U. S. A., has returned from Eureka.
Cal., where he inspected the Govern
ment dredge Col. P. S. Michie, which
was sent there for three months work
after leaving Coos Bay.
J. E. Wilson, of San Francisco, as
sistant to the passenger traffic man
ager of the Pacific Coast Steamship
Company, reached the city Sunday to
arrange for the sale of tickets to Alas
ka next season, and Frank Bollara.
passenger agent here for independent
steamers, has been commissioned to
sell them. Mr. Bollara says the com
pany will place in effect special round
trip passenger fares.
That microbes are not essential to life
has been shown by an experiment with
guinea piss in France. The little ani
mals, supplied with sterllzed food and purl
fled aid, grew 80 per cent faster than
BRIDGE OFFERED COUNTY
PRICE OF 332,0000 WITH NO OTHER.
EXPENSE IS RAILROAD TENDER,
Commissioners to Consider Matter, bnt
Feel That City Ongkt to Con.
An offer to lease the upper deck of
the Harriman bridge to Multnomah
County for $52,000 a year, the railroad
company to pay all expenses and up
keep of the bridge, was made to the
County Commissioners yesterday by
President Farrell and Attorneys Spen
cer and Moody, of the Oregon-Washington
Railroad & Navigation Com
pany. The offer wa3 taken under con
sideration. Commissioner Llghtner expressed
himself as opposed to the acceptance of
this offer because it was made on
condition that the lease run for 35
years. He said he would be unwilling
to sign any lease that extended for
more than five years.
The fact that the city has been leas
ing the bridge under a different con
tract with the railroad company for
$44,000 a year and had refused a fur
ther lease st more than $18,000 a year
was referred to by Commissioners
Llghtner and Holman, who declared
themselves displeased at this alleged
attempt to shift the responsibility to
the shoulders of county officials.
Yesterday's conference was one of
the series to be held before deciding
on the railroad company's petition to
fix tolls on the upper deck of the
bridge. Tentative toll figures and
traffic estimates were submitted by
the city engineering department and
by the railroad company as a basis for
CAROL TO BE ILLUSTRATED
Methodist Sunday School Flans
Programme for Wednesday.
At the Christmas entertainment of
the Sunday school of the First Metho
dist Episcopal Church on Wednesday
night. Miss Signe Lack will read "The
Birds' Christmas Carol." She will be
assisted by Miss Ruth Ralston and
members of the Sunday school, who
will act the "carol" in tableau.
The entertainment will be given un
der the direction of Mrs. H. T. Greene",
superintendent. The members of the
Sunday school and. church will observe
Christmas by remembering those not
so fortunate as themselves. Those who
can will give money, clothing, anything
that will help someone who needs
Christmas cheer and comfort. All gifts
must be at the church not later than
Thursday morning, the committee an
nounces. After the Wednesday nlghf pro
gramme refreshments will be served.
SPECIAL MUSIC PREPARED
Elaborate Services Planned at St.
Mary's and Trinity Churches.
At St. Mary's Catholic Cathedral.
Fifteenth and Davis streets, Christmas
day there will be celebrations of solemn
high mass at 6 A. M., low masses at 7,
8 and 9 A. M. and pontifical high mass
at II 'A. M., at which latter service
Archbishop Christie will be celebrant
aid for which occasion an elaborate
musical programme has been prepared
by the choir and organist and director,
Frederick W. Goodrich. '
At Trinity Episcopal Church, Nine
teenth and Everett streets, Thursday
night at 11 o'clock there will be an
observance of evening prayer. with
midnight celebration of holy commu
nion, and Christmas day, at 11 A. M-,
there will be a full choral service of
WIFE TIRES OF TEMPTER
Complaint Sworn Against Man Who
Wrote Ardent, "Mushy" Letters.
Tired of receiving ardent love letters
and being coaxed to leave her husband,
Mrs. Christina Sementelli, aged 15
years, swore to a complaint yesterday
afternoon charging Mathew Morano
with disorderly conduct.
Mrs. Sementelli works in a restaurant,
owned by her husband, at 230 Salmon
street, and asserts that Morano had
been annoying her with many "mushy"
letters. She also states in the com
plaint that for some time past Morano
has been endeavoring to persude her to
leave her husband and live with him.
Morano has been conducting a cigar
store on Couch street.
these meetings was reached yesterday
at the regular monthly meeting of the
Methodist ministers of the city. The
pastors of the various churches of the
denomination will assist the blohop.
A resume of his visits to the many
conferences of home and foreign mis
sionary societies, Freedman's aid soci
eties and other organizations was
given by Bishop Coqke yesterday.
On New Tear's eve a watch service
will be held in the First Methodist
Church. All the Methodist churches of
the city will participate.
LEGISLATORS SEE HIGHWAY
Roadmaster Ycon Conducts Party
of Senators Over Route.
John B. Teon, County Roadmaster,
conducted a trio of State Senators over
the new Columbia Highway Sunday to
acquaint thjem with the construction
methods, that they might know how to
legislate regarding roads in other parts
of the state. In the party were Sena
tors Gus C. Moser, T. L. Perkins and
Robert S. Farrell.
"It was a wonderful sight." said
Senator Moser last night. "They cer
tainly have done a good job on the
highway. If the rest of the state can
do as well, the good roads movement
should be encouraged."
BISHOP TO LEAD REVIVAL
Methodist Churches Plan Services
Opening Monday Night.
Bishop Cooke, of the Methodist
Church in this diocese, will preside at
a series of evangelistic services which
will begin next Monday night in the
First Methodist Church. Twelfth and
Taylor streets. Decision regarding
$333,000 BONDS UP TODAY
Bidding on Improvement - Issue at
Six Per Cent to Begin.
Bids for $333,000 worth of ten-year
6 per cent Improvement bonds will be
opened this afternoon by City Com
missioner Bigelow and City Auditor
Barbur. The bonds will be sold to the
highest bidders. ,
Of the total Issue to be sold, $183,000
are in new bonds issued for street pav
ing work completed within the past
few weeks. The remainder Is an Issue
which originally was Issued in Febru
ary, 1913, and purchased by the city
for investment in one of the municipal
' .. DCS TO ARRIVfi
Name ITrom Xats
Beaver Los Angeles. ..... In port
Yucatan San Diego In port
Breakwater Coos Bay In port
Rose City -Los Angeles Dec 8
Uo. W. Elder Eurc Dec. 25
Roanoke hau Diego Dec 27
bear -. ..Los Angeles Dec -tn
DUE 'TO DEPART.
Name For Date.
Fs.rs.lso .C. B. and 8. B . . . Dec 22
Beaver Los Angeles Dec 22
Breakwater Coos Bay Dec. 22
Northland San Francisco. . . . Dec 22
i ucatan .Ban Diego Dec 23
Harvard. . F. to L. A. Dec 23
J. H. Stetson. ...... .San Diego .Dec 28
Multnoman ban Francisco. ... Dec 24
"ale S. F. to L. A. Dec 25
Ueo. w. Elder -Kureka Sec 27
Kose City .Los Angeles Dec 2i
Celllo ....San Diego Dec X0
Koanoke Los Angeles ...Dec. 80
K.lamath San Francisco. . . . Dec. SO
ar san Diego Jan. i
Willamette ..San Diego Jan. 3
oan Ramon San Francisco. .. . Jan. 15
EUROrrAN AND ORIENTAL. SERVICE.
Name. From Date.
Uienroy.... ...... .London Jan. 23
Glengyle London .Feb. 20
Uienlochy London. ......... Mar. 20
Name. For Data
Glenroy London Jan. 80
Glengyle London Feb. 26
Glenlocby London... Alar. ZJ
Marconi Wireless Reports.
(AU positions reported at 8 P. M., Decem
ber 21. unless otherwise designated.)
Colusa, San Francisco for Seattle, 537
miles from San FTanclsco.
Multnomah. San Francisco for Astoria, 10
miles north of yaquina Head.
Santa Clara, San Francisco for Portland,
passitiK Columbia River lightship.
Asuncion. Astoria for Richmond, SO miles
south of Tillamook.
Coronado, san Francisco for Grays Harbor,
410 miles north of San Francisco.
Admiral Schley, Seattle for San Fran
cisco, eight miles north of Yaquina Head.
Scott. San Francisco tor Astoriu, 450
miles north of San Francisco.
Yosemita. Tacoma for San Francisco,
five miles south of Columbia River.
Herrin. Linnton for Monterey, 120 miles
south of Columbia River.
Lansing;. San Luis for Vancouver. 403
miles north of San Fra:ncisco.
Falcon, Port Angeles for San Pedro, 7
miles north of Cape Mendocino.
Sierra, Honolulu for San Francisco, 1593
miles out December 20.
Hilonian, Seattle for Honolulu. 2025 miles
from Cape Flattery December 20.
Wilhelmina, San Francisco for Honolulu,
1578 miles out December 20.
Dakotan. Honolulu for New York, 2S6
miles east of Honolulu December 20.
Kilburn, San Francisco for Eureka, Itf
miles south of Point Arena.
General Hubbard, Eureka for San Pedro,
70 miles south of Eureka.
Celilo, San Francisco for Portland, 43
miles north of Point Reyes.
Buck. Monterey for Everett, 37 miles
Governor, San Francisco for San Pedro,
13 miles south of Pigeon Point.
Willamette, San Francisco for San Pedro,
15 miles south of Pigeon Point.
Leelanaw, with barge Acapulco, Nanalmo
for San Francisco, 100 miles north of San
Rose City, San Francisco for Portland, 15
miles south of Point Arena.
Topeka, Eureka for San Francisco, 47
miles south of tCape Mendocino.
Chanslor, Monterey for Honolulu, 159 miles
from Monterey. -
Nome City, Port Angeles for San Fran
cisco, 30 miles south of Point Arena.
Matsonia, Honolulu for San Francisco, 223
Nann Smith. San Francisco for Coos Bay,
47 miles north of San Francisco.
.Santa Cruz, San Francisco for New York,
1620 miles south of San Francisco, Decem
John A. Hooper. San Francisco for New
York. 2122 miles south of San Francisco
C'amlno. San Francisco for Rotterdam, 317
miles south of Kallna Cruz December 20.
El Begundo, El Segundo for San Diego,
i' .j juuea 1 1 uni can uiego.
Lewis Luckenbach, New York for San
Francisco, off Fan Diego.
J. L. Luckenbach. San Franelinn fn, Phil
adelphia, 273 miles south of Francisco at
Roanoke, San Pedro for San Diego, five
miles southeast of San Pedro.
Washtenaw, San Luis for Portland, 120
miles south of San Francisco.
Queen. San Pedro for San Francisco,
eight miles east of Point Concepclon.
Olson-Mahoney, San Francisco for New
lork, zoo miles soutn of San Francisco.
Iaqua. Ventura for San Francisco, 287
miles south of San Francisco.
Alkl, northbound, off Whlta Sand Island
Richmond. Seattle for San Francisco, 115
miles irom oeauie.
President. San Francisco for Seattle, off
Atlas, Point Wells for San Francisco, 700
"nr. 1.1 viii, omi rrxnusco.
Alameda, northbound December 20, due at
uruuva a a ji.. -aionaay.
Movements of Vessels.
PORTLAND. Dec 21. Arrived Steamer
Daisy Putnam, from San Francisco, via
Astoria. Dec. 21. Sailed at 8:30 A. M.,
steamer W, F. Herrin. for Monterev. Ar
rived at 2 and left up at 8 P. M.. steamer
Wm. Chatham, from Tacoraa. Sailed at 3:30
f. aa., steamer Asuncion, for San Fran
cisco. San Francisco. Dec. 21. Sailed at 1 A. M.,
steamer Oregonlan. for Portland. Arrived at
10 A.M.. steamer Willamette: at 11 a.m..
steamer Klamath, from Portland. Sailed at
noon, steamer Celllo; at 1 P. M., steamer
Koie city, ior Portland. December 20 Ar
rived at 3 A. M.. steamer Qulnault. from
Melbourne, Dec. 18. Sailed Norwegian
bark Skiold, for Portland.
San Pedro, Dec 21. Arrived Steamer
KoanoKe. irom Portland, for San Diego,
via way ports.
Coos Bay. Dec. 21. Arrived at 1 P. M.,
Geo. W. Elder, from Portland, for Eureka.
Astoria. Deo 20. Left up at i p. M-.
steamer J. B. Stetson.
Seattle, Wash.. Deo. 21. Arrived Steam
ers. Antiochus (British), from Liverpool, via
Orient: President, from San Diego: Jeffer
son, from Southeastern Alaska; Admiral
Fnrraut and Grace Dollnr from San Fran-
TOO MTU TO CLASSIFY.
WANTED Girl for general housework:
none tut competent and experienced
need apply. 5tt5 East 23d North, corner
of Knott. Phone East 4493.
WANTED Girl for general housework;
must have experience and referencea
Phone East 1322.
GALLAGHER December 21. at 254 Cherry
street, Mrs. Agnes ( Gallagher, aged lis
years. Deiovea motner or bister limine.
.Mrs. George Dupgan, Mrs. Dan McGraw
1 and J. J. Gallagher. Funeral notice
later. Please omit flowers
Read Full Details of This Sale in Yesterday's Journal and "News
THE MOST REMARKABLE
In Years Starts at 9 o'Clock Sharp This Morning
145 Second St. Bet. Morrison and Alder
Three entire stocks of the Bankrupt Strand, Bon Marche and Money-Back
Stores, formerly owned by D. Sondheim, sold at an enormous sacrifice to
Louis Domb, San Francisco merchant.
Every solitary article in this big store bears a cut-price ticket positively unequaled in Port
land's merchandising history. "My object is to get rid of this tremendous stock at once,"
says Mr. Domb, "and former price and value is no object now." Thrifty shoppers every
where will flock to this unparalleled bargain feast and share in the mightiest money-saving
opportunity in years. - And right before Christmas, too. Come tomorrow and get here when
the doors are opened at 9 o'clock. Get the pick of the best things first.
MEN'S AND WOMEN'S SUITS, COATS AND SHOES. Children's Wear,
Dress Goods, etc. etc.; reduced to but a fraction of their real worth!
Read The Items Below They Merely Hint at What's
in Store for You Here Be Sure and Come
Men's $2 and
Suits, Coats. .
Women's $15 Silk.
and Wool Dresses
Women's 50c Silk
Women's $2 and QO
$2.50 Shoes OiC
Boys' $5 Suits
and Coats. .
To $3 Misses'
Suits, Coats. .
Men's $3 and
Men's 50c Work
Misses' and 2? 1 Q f
Children's Coats. 4 1 .OO
Hundreds of Other Articles That We Cannot Mention Here
SALE AT 1 45 SECOND STREET 1
Between Morrison and Alder
Former Bon Marche Location
Cisco- Mariposa, from Southwestern Alaska.
Sailed Steamers Richmond and Peter H.
Crowell. for San Francisco.
Norfolk. Va.. Dec 21. Bailed Steamer
Buena Ventura (from Seattle), for Swansea.
San Francisco. Dec. 21. Arrived Steam
ers Governor, from Vlctorlm: Edgar H.
Vance, from New York: Nippon M
(Japanese), from HongkonB; Willamette
and Klamath. from Astoria: schooner
Annie Iirsen. from Apia. Sailed Steamers
P.ose City, for Portland; Celllo, tor A-
'"l.'werpool. Dec. 21. Arrived Seamer
Farlev. from Seattle.
New York. Dec. 21. Arrived Steamsr
Isabella, from San Francisco.
London. Dec. HI. Arrived Steamer Mil
waukee, from San Francisco and Newport
NQueenstown, Dec. 21. Arrived Steamer
Ventura de Larrlnaga, from Portland, Or.,
and Norfolk. -
Tides at Astoria Tuesday.
3 01 A. M 7.4 ft.!11:13 A. M 3.0 ft.
4:2S P. M 7.2 Xt.ll:2P. M... 0.7 ft.
Columbia River Bar Report.
NORTH HEAD, Dec. 21. Condition of the
bar at 5 P.M. Sea smooth; .wind south
east. 10 mile?.
MINIMUM FOR GIRLS $10
Lowest Any Minor In Washington
May Ret-clvo Is $0 Weekly.
OL.YMPIA, Wash, Dec. 21 The mini
mum wage commlsBlon today estab
lished $10 as the -weekly minimum wage
for women and girls employed In offices
In any kind of clerical work, effective
February 20. Kight dollars was estab
lished as a minimum for office boys and
girls over 16 years but under 18, and $6
for both sexes under 16. The minor
regulations were adopted on the
strength of argument presented at the
recent office' help wage conference that
boys and girls needed the protection
of an adequate wage during the period
from the time they pass out from under
tho school law until they come under
the adult minimum wage law.
A. hearing of hotel employers on the
chambermaid wage regulation proposed
by the recent conference will be held
here December "8. It appears probable
that the recommendations that women
be barred from employment as cigar
clerks In hotels will be Ignored, though
such a ruling may be made applicable
to minor girls.
Norwegian Steamer Wrecked.
TURKS ISLAND. Dec 21, The Nor
wegian steamer Anita, 734 tons, from
Halifax for Jamaica, by way of Turks
Island and Santiago. Cuba, stranded on
North Caicos Island the night of De-
DO YOU GET UP
WITH A LAME BACK?
MacLaren's Mustard Cerate
Will Take Out the Kinks.
Whether it's Rheumatism. Lum
oago, or whatever the doctors call it,
you know It is painful and you want
sweet relief from that lame back.
IttacLsurea'a Mustard Cerate will do
the trick and you will feel relieved
just as soon as you have thoroughly
rubbed It in.
Do thls Now VODAT before you
forget It. Go to the nearest druggist,
get a 25c or 50c jar of Maal.aren'a
Mustard Cerate no other will do, and
nothing else just as good. Try it
night and morning for a few days on
the affected parts and you will shout
Use It for Stiff Neck, Sore Throat,
Pleurisy, Colds and . Congestion,
Bronchitis, Neuralgia, Headache.
Lumbago, Rheumatism, Sore Mus
cles, Lame Back, Chilblains, Sprains
and all kinds of Aches or Pains, it
often wards off Pneumonia.
At all druggists 25c and ,E0c. or
mailed postpaid by The MacLaren Drug
Co.. Los Angeles, CaL For a generous
sample by mall postpaid, send 10 cents
and this advertisement.
cember 19, and probably will be a total which Is being saved. The crew was
loss. Sne was carrying a general cargo, I saved.
Is This Prosperity, or What?
After the close of business Saturday night, Dec.
19th, we found that our sales for pianos and player
pianos were exactly 36 greater than they were
during the corresponding days of December, 1913.
An increase in December, 1914, over December,
1913, of 36 .
No money in the country? Please study this.
On December 19 we had received for cash pay
ments on new business and for cash sales 25Y2 vo
more money than during the same days of Decem
ber last year.
As a matter of fact these figures, we compared
with December 20th, 1913. Last yeaf. had one day
the best of it. What does this indicate? .
The reason for this brilliant record may be
found, in part, perhaps, in the fact that we have
been selling our pianos and player pianos during
this Manufacturers' Emergency and Surplus Sale
under a special agreement with the factory repre
sentatives without any retail profit; but where is
the man or institution that could 'even give pianos
away for half their cost if people of Portland and
immediate vicinity did not have the wherewithal
Furthermore, our record in the phonograph de
partment is equally satisfactory. ' In this depart
ment many of the instruments and records must be
sold at the regular established price; at the regu
lar profit. But even here the record is way ahead
of December last year.
What does this mean?
If this does not mean emphatically that the re
turn wave of prosperity and good times is upon us,
and if it does not mean that it behooves every man
and woman in Oregon to wake up to and get ready
for this new era of better times, what can it signify?
Never were indications for the return of good
times for boom times, if you please more certain
than they are right now.
Some of us saw the signs in 1898 and 1899; most
of us saw them too late. Study the signs now; and
last, but not least, do not permit your home to go
another day without possessing a good piano or
player piano such as we are selling now at these
low prices during this Manufacturers' Emergency
and Surplus Sale; nor without a good talking ma
chine, of which all makes, in all the various models,
with all the records
made by the great
talking machine com
panies are displayed
impartially, side by
side, and for sale at
talking machine head
Music House, Eilers