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About Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937 | View Entire Issue (May 4, 1915)
THE MORXING OREGOXIAX,
TUESDAY, 3fAT 4, 1915.
INSURANCE RATE IS
APT TO BE RAISED
Warning Is Given by State
Commissioner Urging Pre
: cautionary Measures.
COMPANIES' LOSSES CITED
Mr. Wells Declares Reduction of
l'ire losses Cannot Be Expected
Vnless JubHc Co-operates
With. Fire Bureau Head.
SALEM, Or., May 3. (Special.)
Ftate Insurance Commissioner Wells to
day Issued a warning to property hold
ers of Portland that unless they co
operated more extensively with Tire
Marshal Stevens they could not expect
a reduction of losses from tire.
Declaring that the insurance com
panies were operating at a big loss in
Oregon. Air. 'Wells said he believed they
soon would ask permission to increase
"Tha annual statements filed by the
various lire insurance companies show
that the net premium income for 114
was $3,858,212.90 and thu losses were
$2. 590.353. 65," continued Mr. Wells.
"Thia leaves a balance to the insurance
companies over losses of $1,-67,853.25,
and it Is estimated that the average
expense for companies to transact busi
ness in this state will average 40 per
cent. The expense of doing business
Is made up by agents' commissions,
taxes, license fees, supplies, advertising,
salaries and clerical hire.
"The already extremely heavy loss
ratio for 1915 has caused the insurance
companies to become nervous, and all
companies operating in Oregon with
Pacific departments located In San Fran
cisco at a recent meeting discussed the
abnormally excessive losses in Oregon,
and as a result a committee was ap
pointed to visit this state and investi
gate conditions. This committee prob
ably will ask the Insurance Commis
sioner to allow an increase of rates.
".No business concerns care to con
tinue business at a loss, but while the
raising of rates amount to more in
come to the companies, under the
present conditions, losses would con
tinue regardless of the increase.
. "If the citizens of Portland would
assist Fire Marshal Stevens and listen
more to the warnings he and .his
deputies are giving- they would, be
better off. They should pay more at
tention to cleanliness about their
premises, as Well as those of neighbors.
Instead of passing everything up to the
"Mr. Stevens has the right idea, but
when he steps on the toes of prominent
property owners he finds himself in
"The property owners of Portland
have never been compelled to keep
their premises in order, and those wao
objeca to doing so seef not to realize
that their property might be the next
to be destroyed. They should also bear
In mind a possible loss of lives of oc
cupants of the buildings, as well as
firemen who are called to save the
.TILLAMOOK ROAD WORK ON
.Route for Antos to Beaches to Be
Completed This Season.
ROCKA.WAT. Or., May 3. (Special.)
A large forco of men and machinery
are at work on the Bar View Wheeler
road, in Tillamook County, from its
present terminus, at Ocean Lake on
Garibaldi Beach, through Rose City
Beach, Twin Rocks, Midway, Salt-Air,
Elmore Park. Rockaway and Seaview,
to Lake Lytle. where the work will
end for this season.
The road thus far will be completed
In about four weeks, making it possi
ble for autos to come direct to the Til
lamook County beaches this Summer.
The picturesque road is a continua
tion of the Tillamook-Bar View high
way. The Hicks-Rlefenberg Company
has the contract.
There is a considerable awakening
of activity at the beach points. "Build
It now" seems to be the slogan.
The ' Wheeler-Tillamook motor will
h put In service in a few days and
the gay Summer crowds will soon hold
lng more than 20,000 population, is not
officially recognized as a city of the
In addition to the bonds, which cost
the Jitney operators $95 each, or $100
on terms, and the $5 flat jitney license
fee, the operators will be faced June
10 with the necessity of getting general
licenses at the increased rate provided
in the new motor code, which is 50
cents a horsepower for hire machines.
LARGE SAVING PREDICTED
Reduced Freight Rate Order Is In
Effect in Washington.
OLYMPIA. Wash., May 3. (Special.)
An order entered Saturday by the
Public Service Commission, requiring
reduced freight rates on coal from
Roslyn mines to all points in Washing
ton, will effect an annual saving of
$100,000 or more to Washington con
sumers, O. C. Calderhead, rate expert of
the Commission, estimates.
On the busts of present business the
new rates will mean a reduction of
nearly $35,000 in annual receipts of the
Northern Pacific, that road declares.
The new rates put Western Washing
ton on a "short ton" basis for the first
time, giving Seattle and Tacoma a re
duction from a long ton rate of $1.50.
equivalent to $1.34 for a short ton, to
$1.15, give Spokane and Walla Walla
25-cent reductions, tirays Harbor 10
cents and North Yakima 5 cents.
NO SMOKE IN STATE IS AIM
Washington Forester Begins Cam
paign for Clear Summer Views.
OLYMPIA. Wash., May 3. (Special.)
State Forester and Fire Warden Fer
ris has launched an "anti-smoke" cam
paign, sending 2S0O copies of a circular
letter to all commercial organizations,
scnools, newspapers, ministers of the
gospel, women's clubs, granges and per
sons or Individuals dealing with the
The letter is an appeal for individual
efforts in preventing and stamping out
forest fires, with the especial purpose
of preventing the atmosphere from be
ing clouded with smoke this Summer,
shutting off the view of the, natural
beauties of the state from tourists go
ing to and returning from the Califor
'BETTER BABIES' SHOW SET
First of Series Near Hood River Is
to Be Given Friday.
HOOD RIVER. Or.. May 3. (Spe
cial.) The first of a series of "Better
Babies" exhibits, arranged by the
Mothers' clubs of the county, will be
held Friday at the Pine Grove Metho
dist Episcopal Church, when Mrs. J. S.
Booth, who received her training as
a nurse In a Portland hospital, will
lecture on methods of feeding and car
ing for infants.
Dr. J. M. Waugh wilt deliver an ad
dress on "The Right of the Child to
Be Well-Born."' Mrs. K. O. Dutro will
tell of the manner in which babies
entering the contests are judged. An
other "Better Babies" exhibit will be
held on May 22.
2 FOREST FIRES STARTED
One Blaze in Green Timber Near
Montesano Is Controlled.
ABERDEEN, Wash.. May 3. (SDe-
ciaL) Two forest fires started today
in the green timber several miles east
of Montesano and apparently are grow-
nig wvibo witn me aia oi a sun east
breeze. The fires are near the Schaf-
fer and Lester camps and in both cases
were started by sparks from donkey
The full crews of workmen at both
camps have been placed at work fight
ing tne tire. word from the Lester
camp today was to he effect that the
fire there was under control. Schaffer
camp could not bo reached by tele-
MAY FESTIVITIES ARE SET
Queen to Be Crowned and Games
Held Friday at McMlnnville.
M'MINNVILLE, Or.. May S. (Spe
clal.) The May festivities, at which
Queen Dale I will be crowned, will
take place on the college campus Fri
day. May 7. An automobile parade
will open the lestivities. The entire
college, the local company of the Na
tional Guard. Company A of the Third
Infantry and other organizations of the
city will take part In the parade. Next
will come the crowning ceremonies.
The winding of the May pole will be
followed by a baseball game between
the Chemawa Indians and the college
team. A field -meet also will be held,
All stores and other business places
will close from 10 to 3 o'clock. Queen
Dale is the daughter of O. P. Coahaw,
of Roseburg, a college trustee.
"WEEK END" IS BRILLIANT
"A Bachelor's Romance" Is One of
Features at College.
OREGON AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE
Corvallis. May 3 (Special.) This
year's junior week-end, staged by the
class of 1916. has been one of the most
Kuccesstul ever given on the college
campus. The junior play, "A Bachelor's
Romance," began the festivities Friday
mgnt ani was wen received by
capacity House. Miss Mildred Manuel
t Oakland, Cal.. and Kenneth Fox. of
Portland, took The leading ' roles and
tcored a ceciaed nit.
The "prom," which was given Sat
urday night in the new gymnasium
was the most elaborate and brilliant
aortal function or tne year.
faturday rresnmen green caps were
burned. Vespers today closed the
173 JITNEYS ARE BONDED
Seattle Has 103 That Face Added
Flat Rate License Fee.
OLYMPIA, Wash., May 3. (Special.)
Jn hundred ami seventy-three Jit
ney buses and four automobile stages,
operating in the four officially recog
nised first-class cities of Washington,
now have filed $2r00 surety bonds with'
Secretary of State Howell and are in
possession of state licenses. Seattle
has 103, Spokane 35, Tacoma 26 and
Everett 13. Belllngham, though hav-
DELAY IS IRRITANT
American Packers Call Tac
tics of British Dilatory.
FOOD PRODUCTS HELD "UP
Neutral Countries Join With Ship
pers in Urging That Hearing of
Prize-Court Cases Be Expe
dited to Aid Xeutrals.
LONDON. April 20. (Correspond
ence of the Associated Tress.) vVith
millions of dollars' worth of provisions
tied url by the British Admiralty and
virtually no opportunity to ship food
stuffs to Norway, Denmark and Swe
den. European representatives of
American packers have lost all pa
tience and what they call the dilatory
tactics of English officials, and are
no longer disposed to accept in good
faith the promises of the British For
eign Office and Admiralty that imme
diate steps will be taken to facilitate
neutral trade. with neutral countries.
The refusal of Sir Samuel Evans,
Judge of the prize court, to grant im
mediate trial to the Norwegian ships
Alfred Nobel, Bjohnstjerne Bjornson,
Kim and Fridland, which were seized
at Kirkwal in November, was the
worst blow which neutral ships" and
shipping have had so far. The hear-
ng was fixed for June 7. on the re
quest of the counsel for the crown,
who pleaded for more time to Investi
gate tho cases.
Attorneys for the Norwegian ship
owners pleaded their clients would be
ruined by further delay and urged
that sufficient time had been allowed
already for investigation.
All four of these Norwegian ships
carry extensive American cargoes,
chiefly packers' products. Wheat car
goes on these ships have been taken
over ' by the English Government and
paid for. The same Is true of copper
cargoes, but the packing-house prod
ucts have been detained Indefinitely
n spite of efforts to have them re-eased.
In addition to these four "ships, 12
others which carried packers' products
have been thrown into the prize court
These are the Arkansas. Antilla,
Frogner, Elsa. Grekland, Maracas.
New Sweden. Kjorsford, Balta, Segur
anca. Taurus and Stavn. All these
goods have been held pending Investigation.
WATER POLLUTION CHARGE
Chewelali Sues United Copper Com
pany for $25,000 Damages.
COLVILLE. Wash.. May 3. (Spe
cial.) The City of. Chewelah yester
day filed its complaint in the Superior
court of Stevens County in the case
of Chewelah, a municipal corporation,
vs. the United Copper Mining Com
pany, claiming damages in the sum of
$25,000 for the alleged pollution of the
source of the city water supply.
It is charged that the United Cop
per Mining Company in the develop
ment of Its mining enterprises within
the watershed of Chewelah Creek has
polluted the source of the city's supply.
YAKIMA VISIT ARRANGED
Congressional Appropriations Com
mittee Puts Ban on Banquets.
NORTH YAKIMA. Wash.. May 3.
(Special.) Two days, instead of one.
win bo devoted by the Congressional
appropriations committee to the Yaki
ma valley, when it reaches North
Yakima, June 20.
The committee asks that no ban
quets or speechmaking be provided for,
and that the entire visit be given up
to seeing the country. J
One day will be occupied in driving
over the Sunnyside and Tieton units
of the project, and one day will be
spent at the storage reservoirs.
HOOD RIVER APPLES FEW
Despite Enormous Crops, Shortage
Prevails on Choice Product.
HOOD RIVER, Or., May 3. (Spe
cial.) Despite the enormous . apple
crop prevailing in all parts of the
United States last year, extra fancy
fruit is at a premium here now. Prac
tically all high qualify apples have
been shipped and sold. Grocers have
difficulty in securing enough apples to
supply the Hood River trade.
H. M. Huxley, of the Apple Growers'
Association, made a round of the places
of business yesterday endeavoring to
secure boxes of fancy fruit. His quest
Caldwell Section Helped by Rain.
CALDWELL,' Idaho. May 3. (Spe
cial.) The storm which visited this
section. Thursday and Friday did in
calculable good. The total precipita
tion, which is estimated as not less
than an inch, was needed. Dry-land
crops have received the moisture need
ed to give them a healthy start. No
losses of sheep have been reported
Unless yon say "h'ORLIGK'S
you may got a ouastituto
W. H. COCHRANE ON BOARD
Spokane Man Assumes Position Va
cated by II. T. Jones.
OLYMPIA. Wash., May 3. (Special.)
W. H. Cochran, of Spokane, Friday
assumed membership on the Board
Control, succeeding to the position va
cated a month ago by H. T. Jones, who
retired after 12 years of service. Jones
when appointed took the position va
cated by Ernest Lister, now Governor,
who appointed Mr. Cochran.
The new member was active In Mon
tana politics, serving in the Legisla
ture of that state with ex-Governor
Norris before coming to Eastern Wash
ington, where he became a storm cen
ter of Democratic politics. After
serving as Democratic chairman in
Spokane County Cochran obtained the
organization indorsement for postmas
ter of Spokane, but was defeated after
a bitter fight by Dana Child, who had
the support of the Turner-Wallace fac
tion of the party.
A Tremendous Suit Sale!
Women's and IsUsses Fancy Suits
at a Fraction of Regular Prices
Dozens of handsome suits were sold yesterday, the first day of this great suit
sacrifice ; there are dozens yet to be sold. Take advantage now of the best
opportunity to buy a stylish, serviceable suit at a price in which cost and profit
have both been disregarded.
Gabardines, Poplins, Serges, Tweeds, Fancy Woolens, Belted Effects, Norfolks,
All $24.50 Fancy Suits Now
All $19.50 Fancy Suits Now
All $17.50 Fancy Suits Now
Every Reduction Absolutely Genuine
These are all 1915 Spring suits, selected with the utmost
care for my regular clientele. All are tailored with the
most thorough workmanship. Every size from misses'
16 to women's 42 is represented in this remarkable offer.
Buy Now While This Great Offer Is Presented
Balmacaans in White and Black Plaids Balmacaans in
Broken Plaids Balmacaans in White Chinchilla.
.Regularly $12.50 and $10; Special
Entire Third Floor
TCY T YTVTT" Morrison
ilyjLJL-Xl VJT AT FOURTH
CARMAN TRIAL IS ON
Five of Jury in Murder Case
Selected First Day.
WOMAN SLEEPS IN CELL
KELSO HAS $4500 BLAZE
Sum Us of Millinery and Groceries
' Are Principal Losses.
KKLSO, Wash., May 3. (Special.)
Starting about 5 A. M. yesterday in the
rear of Sparling's hat shop, a fire com
pletely destroyed the stock of Roods
of the millinery establishment, dam
aged the building badly and caused
heavy loss on stock of the Kelso Gro
cery Company, in the adjoining room.
The loss amounts to about M500, with
Sparling's hat shop, owned by Mrs.
J. L. Sparling, lost a stock valued at
about $2000, with $500 insurance. The
damage to the Kelso Grocery company
amounted to approximately $1500, with
out any insurance. The damage to the
building, which is owned by Mrs. H. J.
Page, is about $1000, fully covered by
llubbancl of Victim of Freeport
Killing Predicts Startling De
velopments, Admitting Em
ployment of Sleuths.
MINEOLA, N. Y., May 3. With five
men chosen of the 12 who will decide
her fate, Mrs. Florence Conklln Car
man, on trial here for the second time
in the Supremo Court charged with
having murdered Mrs. Louise IX Bailey
in the office of her husband. Dr. Edwin
Carman, at Freeport, on June 30 last.
was remanded to the Sheriffs custody
late today and spent the night in the
county Jail. This action was taken on
order of Justice Blackmar. following
the exhaustion of the first panel of
32 talesmen. An extra panel of 100
has been ordered to report tomorrow.
Mrs. Carman, who has been out on
bail since the Jury disagreed, at her
first trial last November, was not dis
turbed by the fact that she is to be
locked up during the trial. iShe had
come from her home in Freeport pre
pared for such an order.
"Of course I am confident of the
outcome," she said, "and do not ex
pect to remain in Jail longer than the
pendency of this trial."
As at the first trial, it developed to
day that the prosecution will rely on
the testimony of Celia Coleman, a
negro maid employed by Mrs. Carman,
and for that reason difficulty was ex
perienced in getting a Jury, 11 men
being challenged by the state because
they said they would not believe a
negro against the word of a white
William Bailey, husband of the slain
woman, Intently watched the selection
of the Jury. lie acknowledged that
he has had private detectives checking
up the testimony given by the wit
nesses for Mrs. Carman.. He also hinted
that he expected some startling de
velopments at this trial.
Ashland Chautauqua Schedule.
ASHLANH, Or., May 3. (Special.)
The 23d annual assembly of the South
ern Oregon Chautauqua Assembly will
be held here, beginning July 6. Chief
among the talent engaged for the ses
sion are IJr. Newell JJwtght HUlls, pas
tor in i lyniiiuui uurcn, nruuKiyii,
Colonel George W. Bain, of Kentucky:
Rev. Father I. J. MacGorry, dramatic
orator, of New York, and nr. Roland
A. Nichols, who in credited with having
discovered Harold Bell Wright, the
noted author of fiction. The assembly
will ba rounded out with a number of
leading musical attractions.
In view of tne theory that time is
precious, a good deal of It Is devoted
by Special Train
to The Dalles
to help celebrate
Opening of Celilo Canal
to The Dalles
Wednesday, May 5, 1915
Oregon -Washington Railroad
& Navigation Co.
Uavra nica Depot T i.TO A. M.
Arrives The Dallea IOiSO A. M.
Special Train Service from The Dalles
to Big F.ddy and return for ceremonies
at tlie Canal. Round-trip fare 20 cents.
I.ravea Tbe Dallea iOO I'. l.
Arrlitu I'ortlaod Mldnlsht
The Oregon Society of Knglneers has.
reserved a cas on the special. Mem
bers of this party will leave The Pullcs
11:15 A. M. in this car. arriving I'elilo
(at the upper end of the canal 1 I
A. M. Returning, leave Celilo 12:5 P.
M.. arriving Big Kddy In time for the
dedication exercises. Additional ex
pense 70 cents. Lunch should be car
ried., Kverybody cordially invited to
join the engineers' party.
"It will be a Bid DAY for the Pacific
Northwest. Help properly celebrate
it. Full particulars, tickets, etc.. at
CITY TICKBT OFFICE WA!iHIMiTO AT III I HI) UTIIBKT,
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WHERE PRICE AND
QUALITY ARE EQUAL
Uon't bviv the made-ln-Oregon article
simply because it is made at home.
Compare it ir price, quality, etc., with
competing brands. If the home prod
uct loses by comparison if you think
you are not getting just as much or
more Tor your money, then the nome
manufacturers sav to vou. "Continue
buylns the Eastern brand.'' If such a
course were followed by one-half of
our buyers, Oregon would soon lead in
manufacturing. Therefore, remember
home industry, when buying, and espe
cially remember the following con
cerns whose subscriptions make thia
"AITO-LAP" TOP DRKJSSIXG,
Top and Body- Building. Painting
Auto Top Co., 525 Alder, Portland.
AUTO REPAIRING AM) KKBOI.DIXCi,
C. B. Miners & Co., Sixteenth and
Alder, Portland, Or.
The TJnlted States National Bank.
75 Third St., Portland. Or.
CANDY VOGAS'S CHOCOLATES.
Modern Confectionery Co.,
CEREALS "GOLDEN ROD,"
Golden Rod Milling .Co
CRACKERS "SIPRF.MB BRAND,"
" F. F. Haradon & Son.
ELECTRICITY Made la Orrgoa.
Portland Railway, Light & Power
Co., Portland, Oregon.
Fl'R NIT17RE HAND-MADE,
F. A. Taylor Co..
130 Tenth St.. Portland. Or.
Brewing Co.. Portland. Or.
GAS APPLIANCES AND Fl'RXA jKS,
Hess Mfg. Co..
512 Williams ave., Portland, Or.
R. M. Wade & Co., -
S22 Hawthorne ave., Portland, Or.
MONUMENTS MARBLE, GRANITE, .
Blaesing Granite Co.,
267 Third. Portland and Salem, Or.
QrcgOallfC Insurance Comprjaj
"KXCLUSIWLV O RlttON4
Horn Ofpiok. Cobmtt Bloo. Hmu.tiia)
f A V K M E T "B I Tl 1, IT H I C,"
Warren Bros. Co.,
Journal Bids., Portland. Or.
RUBBER HEELS. MEfHA.VL GOODS.
Portland Rubber Mills,
36S Kast Ninth St., Portland. Or.
made in America of the choicest selected American wheat
a food that builds sturdy men, fit for the day's work
contains more real nutriment than meat or eggs, is more
easily digested and costs much less,
the one universal breakfast cereal that has survived all the
food fads and has become a staple breadstuff, good for any
meal in any season, for youngsters and grown-ups.
Made in America
Two Shredded Wheat Biscuits, heaiad in the oven to restore crisp.
Bess, served with hot milk or cream, make a complete, nour
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delicious with fruits. TRISCUIT ia
the Shredded Wheat Wafer, eaten as
a toast with butter or 10ft cheese, or
as a substitute for white flour bread
- Made only by
The Shredded Wheat Co,
Niagara Falls, N. Y.
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