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TOE MORNING OltEGONIAN. TUESDAY, JUNE 22, 1915.
RAILROADS TO ASK
DISMISSAL OF SUITS
Ownership of Steamers by Hill
Lines Said to Be Parallel of
O.-W. R. & N. Condition.
TESTIMONY IS DUE TODAY
High Officials or Great STorthern
and Northern. Pacific In. Port
land for Hearing and Ship
pers Also Will Testify.
Attorneys for the affected railroads
probably will make a motion before
Examiner Mackiey, of the Interstate
Commerce Commission, this morning to
have the case against the Great North
ern and Northern Pacific, for alleged
illegal ownership of the steamers of
the tsame name, dismissed.
The Commission has started an in
vestigation of the case to determine
whether or not the ownership of the
steamers by the rail lines is in viola
tion of the interstate commerce code.
The examiner will take the testimony
of the carriers and of other witnesses
The Great Northern and Northern
Pacific railways make no secret of the
fact that they own the steamers. Their
ownership is effected through their
joint ownership of the stock In the
North Bank railroad, which, in turn,
owns the stock of the Great Northern
Pacific Steamship Company, the owner
and operator of the steamers.
The steamers were built for opera
tion between Flavel, at the mouth of
the Columbia River, and San Francisco.
They were completed early this year
and now are in commission on that run.
The railroads contend that the steam
ship service is intended merely as an
extension of their rail service, and that
they do not compete with the parent
rail lines. '
The Supreme Court recently held that
the O.-W. R. & N. Company's ownership
of the steamers Bear, Beaver and Rose
City, employed in a similar capacity, is
legal. The rail and steamship relation
ships in the two cases are identical, it
is said. For that reason It is probable
that the railroad attorneys will ask for
a dismissal of the case, but it is believed
that Examiner Mackiey is without au
thority to grant it.
Carey & Kerr, of Portland, will rep
resent the steamship company and the
North Bank road. E. C. Lindley, of St.
Paul, general counsel for the Great
Northern, wil represent that road, and
Judge G. T. Ried, of Tacoma, the North
ern Pacific. James G. Woodworth, of St.
Paul, traffic vice-president of the North
ern Pacific: W. P. Kenney, of St. Paul,
traffic vice-president of the Great North
ern: M. J. Costello, of Seattle, assistant
traffic manager of . the Great Northern,
and Cal E. Stone, of San Francisco,
traffic manager of the Great Northern
Pacific Steamship Company, are here to
attend the hearing. It is probable that
all of them will testify. Shippers over
the railroads and the steamship line
also will be used as witnesses. The
hearing will be held in the Federal
WAGES GIVEN' OXE OJj SIX
Sick Cook Discharged and Others
Captain ?'BlIly" Krebs, of the steamer
Mackinaw, can diagnose the condition
of sailors at a glance. He proved it
yesterday. The cook of the Mackinaw,
a negro, petitioned to be relieved from
a trip to Australia, pleading that he
suffered from a "misery" Wi the form
of rheumatism. Captain Krebs agreed
with him, but suggetsed that as a mat
ter of form he obtain a physician's
certificate to that effect. He did and
received his pay at the Custom-House
Then five others lined up. All were
more or less subjected to discomfort
in a physical way. Captain Krebs
refused to be convinced. He pointed
out two who deserted and the others
lie said were not to be paid off, unless
they prevailed on a more experienced
practitioner than himself to find them
unfit for a trip on the briny deep.
I'nited States Inspectors Edwards and
Fuller caused the Bhip to be inspected
and found her in condition, dispelling
a rumor that she was unseaworthy.
The vessel was floated from the public
O.rydock yesterday and begins load
ing tomorrow for Australia. Others of
the crew are content to make the
HOSE CITY TO BE OVERHAULED
Liner Readies Port Few Hours Late
Because or Delay in South.
As the "popular" liner Rose City Is
due- for a slight overhauling on her
forthcoming southbound voyage she
will carry passengers only for San
Francisco on sailing Saturday. The
work was outlined recently, but It was
not deemed best to miss time until the
latter part of June, so the vessel will
reach San Francisco June 2S. and leave
there for Portland on schedule July 4,
the interval being sufficient to do the
She arrived In the river at 5 o'clock
yesterday afternoon. having been a
few hours behind schedule leaving San
Francisco. The vessel had a full list
of passengers, there being 190 aboard.
Her first-class capacity Is 171 per
sons, so she had a fair representation
in the steerage, considering the sea
eon. In the hold was approximately
1000 tons of cargo.
Grace Ship Loads 186,863 Bushels
of Wheat for Sydney.
loading C000 tons of wheat and
petting away about 4 o'clock for
Sydney, Australia, was the performance
yesterday of the Grace liner Colusa,
Captain Lobez. which reached the
harbor at 10:30 o'clock Sunday from
San Francisco and started working at
1 o'clock, taking aboard 3600 tons of
wheat before her half dozen gangs of
longshoremen knocked off that day.
Captain Lobez cleared the ship yes
terday with 186,863 bushels of wheat
valued at $182,191. The Colusa was
to have voyaged to Vladivostok, ac
cording to advance information re
ceived by G. r. McDowell, Portland
"gent for the line, but a change was
made and wheat purchased for the
trip to the Antipodes. She will be
followed in that direction by the
Mackinaw and the British steamer
Derwent P.iver, both of which should
leave the harbor this week.
REAVER HAS 4 10 TRAVELERS
Extra Quarters Provided for Many
Vnable lo Get Cabin Berths.
First-class accommodations were ex
hausted last week on the steamer
Beaver, which left at 9 o'clock yester
day morning for San Francisco and
I,os Angeles, but a number of male
cabin . passengers were taken care of
yesterday when they purchased steer
age berths at $12, the lowest first-class
fare, and were given the -freedom of
the ship and served in the saloon. ' It
was by far the largest list on the "Bi
Three" from here this year.
The move was necessary because of
the demand for tickets and the fact
steerage travel at this season is lighter
than at other times made it possible
for the company to arrange Additional
berths. They were made up the same
as in the cabin and conveniences were
included as far as thev could be oro
vided. Reservations are beimr made on
lonowing steamers and large crowds
are looked lor on the Geo. W. Elder.
sailing tomorrow night, on the Kilburn
Thursday, on the Rose City, leaving
Saturday morning, and on the independ
ent vessels Santa Barbara. Wapama and
CHIXA S TEA MEIi COMES NEXT
Bankok Maru Due Xet Week With
Shipment of Linseed From Orient.
Municipal Dock No. 1 is to have
another offshore cargo to handle Mon
day on the arrival of the Japanese
steamer Bankoku Maru. which is
making her way from the Far East,
she having left. Tientsin June 2 to
proceed by way of San Francisco. The
vessel is bringing 600 tons of linseed
to Portland and then loads for the re
turn with a full cargo of lumber, to be
dispatched by the China Import & Ex
port Lumber Company.
The Bankoku Maru was due to start
working cargo within the Golden Gate
today and it is planned to discharge
stuff consigned for that city so she can
steam here by Monday. There are no
other carriers under charter to the
company at present, but additional ton
nage is to be taken when steamers
are available. -
' MARINE INTELLIGENCE.
Northern Pacific. .
Geo. W. Elder
F. A. Kilburn
Great Northern. . .
Geo. W. Elder. ... .
F. A. Kilburn
Break v. ater. ......
Great Northern. ..
W a pama .........
Northern Pacific. .
J. B. Stetson
Santa Clara. ......
Hawaiian. ... ... .,
.San Francisco. . .
, San Diego
. Jjus AnKeicB. . . . .
. Coos Bay. .......
.San Francisco. ..
.San Francisco. . .
.Los A ngeltiii.
. San Diego. ......
. .San FranclFco. . .
.Los Angeles. . . . .
. an Diego.......
, S. F. to L. A
fc.i Diego. ......
. Coos Bay
.San Francisco. . .
. San Diego . . . ... . .
. S. F. to L. A
.San Francisco. . .
.Los Angeles. . . . .
. .an Francisco. . .
. San Diego
.San Diego. ......
. I. OR Angeles.
-J una 26
. June 24
. ban Diego. ......
.New York. . . .
, New York .
A'ew York. . . X . .
.New York. ......
. .New York
.New York .......
J my lo
Xews From Oregon Ports.
ASTORIA, Or., June 21. (Special.)
The steamer Olympic arrived today from
Ban Francisco and went to Knappton,
where she is to load 350.000 feet of lumber.
The steamer BreakwaLer arrived this
morning from Coos Bay with freight and
passengers for Astoria and Portland.
The steamer Nehalem sailed Sunday after
noon for San Pedro with a cargo of lumber
from the Hammond mill.
The steam schooner Dalsv Putnam, -which
arrived last evening from Portland, went to
Knappton to load 350, 000 feet of lumber.
i ne tanK steamer wm. F. Herrln sailed
today for California, after dischareinic a
cargo of fuel oil.
The steam schooner .Tohan Poulsen ar
rived this afternoon from S!an Francisco
and goes to St. Helens to load lumber.
The steamer Santa Clara sailed this
morning for Coos Bay. Eureka and San
Francisco with freight and passengers from
Astoria and Portland.
The steam schooner- Santa Barbara ar
rived this morning from San Francisco and
went to Westport to load lumber.
Captain H. T. Payne, formerly master of
the- steam schooner Olson fic Mahony, ar
rived yesterday to accept a position as pilot
on the dredge Chinook.
The steamer Rose City arrived this after
noon from San Francisco and San Pedre
with freight and passengers for Astoria and
The steamer Beaver sailed this evening
for California ports.
COOS BAY. Or.. June 21. (Special.)
Arriving last night from Rogue River, the
gasoline schooner Gjoa loaded freight for
the Seaborg Company and sailed on the re
turn trip tonight.
The tug oleaner sailed at 2 o'clock with
freight for towns on the Umpqua River.
Carrying miscellaneous freight for Gold
Beach and Wedderburn, the gasoline
schooner Rtamer sailed for Rogue Illver at
6 A. M.
The steamer Adeline Smith arrived from
San Francisco at 5:30 this evening.
Freighted with household poods and oilier
commodities, the gasoline schooner Standard
sailed for Bandon at 2:30 o'clock.
GARDINER, Or., June 21. (Special.)
The steamer San Gabriel arrived Tuesday
from San Francisco, loaded with freight,
after being in dry dock in that city three
weeks undergoing repairs. She sailed Satur
day for San Pedro loaded with lumber for
the Gardiner Mill Company.
Movements of Vessels.
PORTLAND, Jun 21. Arrived Steam
ers Catania, from Port fc'an Luis; Geo. W.
Elder, from San Diego, via way porta;
Breakwater, from Coos Bay; Shasta, from
San Pedro, via San Francisco. Sailed
Steamers. Beaver, for San Francisco and
Sun Pedro; W. F. Herrin. for San Fran
cisco; Catania, for Port San Luis; Colusa,
for Sydney, via San Francisco.
Astoria,- June 21. Arrived at 2 and left
vp at .3:30 A. 3d., steamer Breakwater,
from Coos Bay. Arrived at 10:15 and left
up at 3:30 P. M., steamer John Poulsen,
from San Francisco. Sailed at 11:45 A.M.,
steame.-s Santa Clara, for San Francisco,
via way ports; W. F. Herrln, for Monterey.
Arrived at 1:30 P.M., steamer Olympic,
from San Francisco. Arrived down at B:30
and sailed at 5:43 P.M.. steamer Beaver,
for San Francisco and Sun Pedro. Arrived
at 5 and left up at 7 P. M-, steamer Rose
City, from San Pedro and San Francisco.
San Francisco, June 21. Arrived at 8
A. M.. steamers St. Helens, from Portland,
for West Coast; Yosemite, from Portland;
British bark lnverness-Bhire. from Free
mantle, for Portland, put into Hobart dis
masted. June 2 Sailed at 4 P.M., steam
er Willamette, from Portland, for San Pedro.
Seattle, June 21. Arrived at 2 A. M..
steamer Santa Clara, from Portland, for
New York, via way ports.
San Pedro, June 21. Arrived Steamers
Bear, from Portland, via San Francisco;
Roanoke, from Portland, for San Diego, via.
way ports; Shoshone, from Columbia River.
Algoa Bay, June 21. Sailed, Norwegian
bark Llndrield. for Portland.
Aberdeen. June 2i. Sailed at 6 P. M..
steamer Celllo, from Portlund, for Sun
Astoria. .Tune II. Arrived at' 7 P. M-.
steamer Santa Barbara, from San Fran
cisco. san Francisco. June 21. Arrived Steam
ers uovernor. irom Seattle; City of Puebla,
from Victoria; Yosemite and St. Helens,
from Astoria: Avalon, from Wlllapa;
Korea.- from Hongkong. Sailed Steamers
Carmel, for Aberdeen; El Segundo, with
barge 91. for Seattle.
Liverpool, Junx 20. Sailed June 19,
Prometheus, for Seattle.
Blyth, June Arrived Steamer
Portland, from San Francisco, via New
Yokohama. June 17. Sailed, steamer
Mexico Maru. for Seattle.
Seattle. Wash., June 21. Arrived
Northwestern, from Southwestern Alaska:
President, from San Diego: Redondo. from
Southeastern Alaska; Santa Clara, from
New York; Asuncion, Admiral Dewey and
Nome City, from San Francisco: Prince
Rupert, from Prince Rupert. Sailed Alki
and Jefferson, for Southeastern Alaska;
Asuncion, for San Francisco.
Title at Astoria Tuesday.
$-.32 A. M S. ft.2:.". A. M 1.4 ft.
8:2S P. M .S.8 ft.il :4 P. M.:....2.7 ft.
Columbia River Bar Report.
NORTH HEAT, June 21. Condition "of
the bar at P. M. . Sea smooth; wind
northwest, 24 miles.
To compete with Calcutta's present street
railway system a company has boen formeu
which will nlaee 10O motor buses and 400
cars for freight in service within a year. .
Second Day Crowd Greater, in
Comparison, Than First.
27,963 TWO-DAY TOTAL
XorUiern . Pacific Visitors Inspect
All Parts of Vessel With Men
and OiTicers as Guides Ship's
Rudder Replaced Today.
It was a regular holiday throng that
climbed aboard the crack Northern Pa
cific yesterday between 8 and 6 o'clock,
and probably no other attraction, not
even excepting a naval vessel, has
drawn such a crowd on a week day,
for there were 12,434 persons checked
on the 6hip. Considering that Sunday's
visitors were 15,479, yesterday was a
bigger day in comparison because of
the number held away by business. The
official count for two days is 27,963.
There was a noon rush, clerks and
others making their way to the ship
at 11:30, and until after 1 o'clock hun
dreds gave up at least part of their
lunch hour to walk her decks. During
the afternoon the number of women
and children increased materially, and.
Captain A. T. Hunter, Command
ing; the l.iner Sorthera Pa
cific unlike conditions Sunday, when there
waa such a crush at 5 o'clock, none
was turned away.
Every person going aboard the after
gangway was counted, and on the ves
sel they were kept moving in a steady
stream, leaving by way of the forward
gangway. Regardless of the way the
visitors arrived, they went over the
plank in the order in which they
Visitor Ask Many Qnentlon.
Harbormaster Speier and men of the
harbor patrol force were on hand and
directed the movement of the visitors,
while, on the Northern Pacific, offi
cers and men under them did their
share in explaining gear and its uses,
rates, speed, dimensions of the liner
and a hundred and one additional
queries that only landsmen appear to
think of. In fact, they say there were
more questions asked than would bo
the cae aboard a man-o'-war.
In checking over the totals for both
days Harbormaster Speier says each
day's attendance was much heavier
than has been recorded aboard any na
val vessel making the harbor, one rea
son assigned being that the ship was
so easy to reach. Berthed In the new
slip at Municipal Dock No. 1, she has
an ideal position for the convenience of
the public, as well as of those on the
vessel, in contrast to the position of
naval vessels that lay in the stream
It was the first public reception held
aboard either the Northern Pacific or
Great Northern. At San Diego there
was a crowd aboard the Great Northern
when she arrived from Philadelphia via
the Canal, but visitors there were ad
mitted on passes.
Souvenir Hunters Absent.
At other ports the ships have been
inspected in the same way. The two
days' "open house" has not lost the
public any' friends on board, for there!
was a remarKaDie absence of souvenir
hunters, and the only lost article re
ported was a child's coat, which waa
round and left in the purser's office.
Captain Hunter said yesterday that
he appreciated the interest displayed
in the vessel by Portlanders, and com
ments on the cleanly appearance and
general shipshape condition of things
were flattering. In return he compli
mented visitors on their deportment
and demeanor, for he eaid that, despite
warm weather and the crush at times,
there was remarkable absence of fault
finding. In that connection he gave
the harbor patrol full credit for the
manner in which the guests were as
sisted to and- from the vessel a task
that the officers of the ship left with
Captain Speier and his subordinates.
Yesterday terminated the visiting
period, and no others will be permitted
to inspect the ship, as she is to be
lifted on the Oregon drydock this
morning to have her rudder shipped.
The drydock pontoon will be shifted
from its location to the vessel as she
lays in the slip, so there will be no
occasion to change her berth. The
rudder will be placed in position on
the drydock and the latter sunk and
hauled beneath the stent of the liner,
then pumped out so that the rudder can
Repairs are to be completed tomor
row, and Captain Hunter says the ship
will get under way at 8 o'clock Thurs
day morning for Flavel. tailing from
there on schedule .Friday. The Great
Northern, which has been under repairs
at San Francisco, sails from there to
day In -command of Captain Ahman and
leaves Flavel on time Thursday.
BARK BOUND HERE DISMASTED
Inverness-shire Signaled in Trouble,
Says Report From. Tasmania. '
HOBART, Tasmania. June 21 The
British bark Inverness-shire, from Fre
mantle May 23 for Portland, Or, has
been signaled dismasted; location not
M. H. Houser is the charterer of the
Inverness-shire, which is a vessel of
2147 tons net registered and has loaded
here in the pact. She was on fhe way
from Freman tie about two weeks be
fore it was divulged that she had been
fixed, the assumption having been that
she was bound here seeking business.
Captain TV. P. Canty was ono of the busi
est persons on the beach yesterday, making;
a number of informal calls while his charge,
the oil tanker Catania, disgorged 19.000
barrels of liquid fuel for the Union OU Com
pany. The skipper and his floating J-ome
headed seaward at G o'clock last night.
Another oil ahip la the harbor was the
i t t v , - ;
V '' -niiiwiriiiriim .
W. F. Herrln, of the Associated fleet, which
discharged 40.000 barrels of fuel oil, 37.00O
gallons of gasoline and the same amount
larry Campion, general storekeeper for
the Port of Portland, gathered his office
belonging yesterday and shifts his head
quarters today from Ash-street dock to Mu
nicipal Dock No. 1. where the Port will
maintain a storage depot in the future. The
dredging department of the Port also will
give up Its quarters, so the Commission can
relinquish a lease on the A-Sh -street dock
After having been engaged since early in
February in making a fill at Astoria, the
Port of Portland dredge Columbia reached
the harbor at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon,
and after spending a few days making
minor repairs goee to Postoffice Bar to widen
and deepen a cut there. The dredges Wil
lamette and Portland are employed in the
harbor above Swan Island and the three will
be kept busy for a time so that the channel
will be placed In tlve best possible shape in
advance of Fall shipping. .
Announcement was made yesterday that
the Lewis River Navigation Company had
purchased the gasoline sternwheeler Wallula
from August V. Flahr. of Corvallls, and
that she would operate between Portland
and Lewis River points, while the steamer
Woodland is continued on the Portiand
McMlnnvllle route. The Wallula la equipped
with machinery first Installed in the steamer
La Center, which originally used gasoline.
Before her reconstruction the Wallula was
known as tha Uncle Bam.
Because of low water conditions on the
Upper Willamette the Tellow Stack line
has ceased to operate to Corvallls for a time,
but will continue the servioo as before be
tween Portland and- Albany and Independ
ence. As a new cylinder was being installed
aboard' the steamer State of Washington
the steamer Inland Empire was sent out In
her place td The Ialles last night, and the
State will resume her schedule tonight. The
Inland Empire arrived yesterday afternoon
from Lewiston and leaves oa the return to
morrow. In gathering more cargo for Australia the
British steamer Derwent River was shifted
yesterday afternoon from North .ktaha dock
to Montgomery dock.
Leavins- Llnnton last night the steamer
Daisy Oadsby went to Wauna to work one
day and then finishes her lumber load - at
Superintendent "Miller, of the Portland
Coos Bay steamship Company, was a pas
senger on the steamer Breakwater, arriv
ing yesterday, accompanied by Mrs. Miller
Captain Julius Allyn. who brought the
Breakwater from Astoria, said that oft
Skamokawa there was a heavy fog and- a
decidedly chilly temperature.
Returning here for a second cargo ot
grain the British . steamer Werribee is re
ported as having sailed from New
castle June 4. She left here April 3 with
a full cargo of wheat.
Marconi Wireless Reports.
(All positions reported at 8 P. M., June 31,
unless otherwise designated.)
President, San Francisco for Seattle, off
Klamath, San Francisco for Honolulu, .715
miles out, June 20.
Hanify, San Francisco for Honolulu, 864
miles out,. June 2o.
Lucas, Blehmond for Honolulu, 723 miles
out, June 20.
Hllonlan, Hilo for San Francisco, 793 m!le,s
out, June 20.
Matsonia, San Francisco for Honolulu. 1516
miles out. June 20.
Hyades, Seattle for Honolulu. 132 miles
from Cape Flattery, June 20.
Carlos, Vancouver for San Francisco, So
miles north San Francisco.
Governor, San Francisco for San Pedro,
10 miles fouth Pigeon Point.
Hattie Luckenbaoh. Norfolk for San Fran
cisco, 114 miles south San Francisco.
Willamette and South Coast. San Fran
cisco for San Pedro, 210 miles south San
Topeka. San Francisco for Eureka, So
miles north Point Reyes.
Wilhelmina, Honolulu for San Francisco.
28." miles out. x
El Segundo and barge Bl, Richmond for
Seattle, 5S miles from Richmond.
Florence Luckenbach, San Pedro for San
Francisco. 27 miles west San Pedro.
Roanoke. San Pedro for San Diego, eight
miles southeast San Pedro.
Queen. San Pedro for San Francisco, off
Speedwell, San Francisco for Coos Bay,
via Bandon, 37- miles north San Fran
cisco. Norwood. San Francisco fort Aberdeen, 60
miles north Cape Blanco.
Herrin. Llnnton for "ijonterey, 8j miles
south Columbia River.
Drake, towing barge 93. Richmond for
Seattle. 2C4 miles from Seattle.
Beaver. Portland for San Francisco, 3M
miles south of Columbia River.
Santa Clara, Astoria for Coos Bay, five
miles north Taqulna Head. "
Columbia, San Francisco for Tacoma, 487
miles north San Francisco.
Colusa, Portland for San Francisco, half
way down Columbia River.
Celllo, Grays Harbor for San Francisco, 10
miles south of Cape Blanco.
Kilburn. Eureka for Coos Bay, 54 miles
north of Eureka.
COOS BAY MILLS OPEN
INDUSTRIAL REVIVAL APP13ARS TO
BK GAIM.NG IMPETUS,
Logging Camps Reopen, Construction
Company Starts 'Work and Other
Activities Seem to Be Near.
MAESHFIELD, Or.. June 21. (Spe
cial.) There is a general improvement
in business conditions in the Coos Bay
district and although it has not been
marked, it is of such nature it is read
.Within the past five weeks three log
ging campa have resumed work, giv
ing employment to about 200 men; a
fourth camp opened and 'employs 20
men; a fifth camp is to open immediate
ly after the Fourth of July and will
employ 60 men; the Coos Bky Mill Com
pany will start operations the next
week after the Fourth of July and will
need about 40 employes; the Warren
Construction Company is laying nine
blocks of paving in the City of North
Bend and is working a large crew;
laying of steel on the Willamete-Pa-cific
started June 18, and a crew of 30
men will be buny for several months
working the tracks towards Lakeside,
and tunnel No. 7; several piling camps
are busy filling orders for the Willamette-Pacific
bridge . on Coos Bay, and
in general, lumbering is much alive.
Sawmills operating on Coos Bay in
clude the large C. A. Smith plant, the
Bay City mill, belonging -to the' same
company, the Simpson mill at Porter,
the Swayne and Hoyt mill at North
Bend, all the planlTijr mills and shingle
mill of the Smith Company, and the
Allen shingle mill at North Bend.
There is a probability that the Mac
leay mill on Kogue River will be
opened on full time this Fall and in
that event there would be a demand for
at least 100 men.
The coal industry is expected to gain
added impetus within a few weeks,
as contracts are being secured for out
FOUR ARE TRAPPED IN FIRE
Man Finds Himself Locked In Room
in Burning House. '
BAKER, Or., June 21. (Special.) :
Four persons had narrow escapes from
a fire that destroyed the residence of
Mrs. Eliza Carroll, of North Union, at 2
o'clock this morning.
John Donovan rushed into a room of
the blazing house to save some house
hold articles. The door slammed shut
and, there being no knob, he was un
able to get out. After vainly groping
in the smoke to escape he critd for
help and was rescued when nearly suf
focated. He was severely burned about
the face and hands.
Mrs. Carroll and her two sons were
asleep when the blaze started from an
unknown cause in the kitchen. The
fire had a good headway before the
smoke awakened them and they were
barely able to escape. All are ill from
the effects, and Donovan's condition is
Pure Food Law Sustained.
WASHINGTON, June 21. Constitu
tionality of the Illinois pure food law
prohibiting in effect sale of a food
preservative containing boric acid, was
upheld today by the Supreme Court.
Vnited States Oovernment Irrigation proj
ects completed or under way represent an
expenditure of more than $S5,OxH.uO' ) and
involve the reclamation of 2.04o,6u3 aires.
BAD CHECKS FACED
C. E. Rigdon Is Accused of
Many Clever "Forgeries.
POLICE LED ON CHASE
Department Stores and Others Are
Said to -Have Been Losers on
Alleged False Paper Warn
ing Leads to Arrest.
Charged wtih perpetrating clever
forgeries that have kept Portland mer
chants and police guessing for four
months and that netted him several
hundred dollars, Charles E. Rigdon. an
employe of the Thomas Mercantile
Company, with offices in the North
western Bank building, was arrested
by Patrolmen Klingensmith and Young
after a chase of several blocks shortly
after 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon.
Rigdon ran from a saloon at Seventh
and Burnside streets when a check he
presented, bearing the names of offi
cers of the Pacific Appraisal Company,
was questioned by one of the proprie
tors, as the result of a warning sent
broadcast by Francis S. Alkus, man
ager of the local Burns Detective
many Forserles Alleged. -
Names said to have been forged on
many checks passed were those of H.
F. Strong, a business man of Kelso,
Wash.: W. D. Walker, a contractor In
the McKay building, and R. A. Dean
and D. P. Ewen. officers of the Pacific
Appraisal Company, of the Abington
building. So clever were the signa
tures that the men whose names were
on the checks would hardly believe
they were forgeries without the evi
dence of checks they say they had
never written. Minute characteristics
of several of the writers were carried
In Rigdon's pockets were found 20
checks, mostly on the Pacific Appraisal
Company, all believed to have been
forged. The mysterious theft, for the
second time, of blank checks from the
offices of the appraisal company in the
Abington block, discovered Saturday
morning and telephoned to the local
Burns agency, oaused the issuance of
150 copies of a circular to merchants,
banks and individuals warning against
any Pacific Appraisal Company check
drawn on the Scandinavian-American
Stores Are Among; Losers.
Stores victimized included Olds,
Wortman & King, Woodard, Clarke
& Co., Roberts Bros, and the Lion
Clothing Company. The banks on which
the checks were drawn were Ladd &
Tilton's, the ' Merchants National and
the Scandinavian-American. The banks
lost no money. The Burns Agency,
was working in the interests of the
American and Oregon Bankers' Asso
ciations. The first check appeared March 20
and was drawn on H. F. Strong, of
Kelso. Others followed, and on March
24, the name of W. D. Walker ap
peared on checks. May 5 notices were
sent out by the Burns Company and
on May 10 appeared the first of tha
Pacific Appraisal Company forgeries.
According to Manager Alkus, of the
Burns Agency, the forgeries were the
most remarkable that have been seen
in Portland for many years.
Amounts Increase With Time.
The names for which Charles E.
Rigdon drew the checks were: C. R.
Davis, C. E. Edwards. E. C. Richards.
F. A. Roberts, F. A. Robertson and E.
D. Ritter. In one forgery the writer
gave as the address of the fictitious
person for whom it was drawn, 403
Northwestern National Bank building.
The firm which employed Rigdon had
offices at .403 Northwestern National
Rigdon is 32 years old, well dressed,
of pleasing appearance and is married.
His home is at 786 Water street.
On December 10, 1912, a Charles E.
Rigdon, mallcarrler. was convicted of
robbing- the United States mails and
served a sentence of six months.
The checks passed were for small
amounts at first, but the Pacific Ap
praisal Company checks. Instead of $10
or $15, were drawn for $30 and $40.
DAILY METEOROLOGICAL REPORT.
PORTLAND. June 21. Maximum tem
perature. 70. U degrees; minimum, 41. 8 de
crees. River reading. S A. M., 7.0 feet:
chan&o In last 4 hours, none. Total rain
fall 3 P.M. to 5 P.M.), none; total rain
fall since September 1, 1914, 29.51 Inches;
normal rainfall since September 1. 43.50
inches; deficiency of rainfall since Septem
ber 1, 1!H4, 13.90 Inches. Total sunshine, 15
hours 4J minutes; possible sunshine, 15
hours 48 minutes. Barometer (reduced to
sea level), 5 P.M., 30.04 Inches.
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Helena . .
Kansas city ....
IjOS Angeles ....
Mew Orleans ....
North Yakima , .
San Francisco . .
Tatoosh Inland, .
.70 8 .NW
.00 41 N'W
,001 4 N
00 4 B
WEATHER CONDITIONS. '
Tlio pressure is high over the North Pa
cific Coast and southeastward to the Mis
sissippi Valley. The pressure is low in most
otber sections, 'with centers of depression
over Arizona and Lake Superior, respective
ly. Rains have fallen in Southern Saskatche
wan. Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota,
Illinois. Missouri, Tennessee and Florida;
the. rainfall was heavy at St. Louis; thun
der istornis were reported from Klorida. and
a temperature of 103 degrees at 5 P. M..
Pacific time, today occurred at Phoenix. The
wtather Is 10 decrees or more warmer in the
lnwer Willamette Valley, In North Central
Montana. Southern Saskatchewan. Manitoba,
Northern Minnesota end Illinois; in gen
eral temperature changes In other sections
have been unimportant.
The' conditions are favorable for fair and
continued warm weather In this district
Tuesday, with generally northwesterly
Portland and vicinity Fair, warmer;
Oregon and Washington Fair, warmer
except near the coast; northwesterly winds.
Idaho Fair and warmer.
THEODORE F. DRAKE.
Acting District Forecaster.
Bandit leader Confesses.
SAN FRANCISCO. Juno 21. Impli
cating himself as the leader of a band
of automobile bandits, according to the
police. Frank Dunn confessed today to
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To Abandon System
Blood Troubles Can not' Re
main If Properly
There is in S. S. S., the famous blood part
ner, a property that absolutely compels harm
ful influences to disintegrate and lose their
identity. No matter what they are called
nor how destructive they are there Is in S. S.
S. a powerful, searching counter influence to
annihilate the most eruptive germ, causes the
mucous linings to convert it into an inert
substance that is quickly thrown out of the
blood and out of the body by the skin, lungs,
kidneys, bowels, and destroyed in the liver.
There is not a single advance in medicine
today that in any sense is an improvement
over S. S. S. Surgery is a wonderful, mas
terful science, but when it comes to purifying
the blood S. S. S. stands alone. Thousands of
doctors have prescribed! it. Their patients
do not always know it Is fx. S. S-, because
they leave the treatment to the doctor im
plicitly. But fair-minded doctors long ago
realized that in the vegetable nature of S. S.
S. were certain ingredients that to the blood
in sickness were just as essential as the flesh
building; elements of the grains, meats, fats
and sugars of our daily food. The average
doctor Is humane and of trained intelligence.
He has seen the recoveries from worst cases
of blood trouble by the use of S. S. S. Get
a bottle of S. S. S. today of any druggist.
Accept no substitute. And if you wish
proper adrice on any form of blood trouble,
write to the Medical Adviser, The Swift Spe
cific Co.. 102 Swift Bldg., Atlanta, Ga. It is
worth, while doing so.".
14 holdups and names as his colleagues
two other men who are under arrest.
The gang has been operating- in San
Francisco with stolen automobiles for
two weeks. Eleven victims were held
up in five days and one of them wa3
shot and probably fatally wounded.
KELSO MERCHANT PASSES
Otto II. Elwell, Formerly of Port
land, Victim of Cancer at 41.
KELSO, Wash., June 21. (Special.)
Otto II. Elwell, one of the most prom
inent citizens of Kelso, succumbed Sat
urday night to a cancerous infection
for which he had undergone several
operations. He had been in the jewelry
business here for many years, and was
chorus leader and organist in the Pres
byterian Church for more than ten
years. Previous to that time he was
organist in a Portland church. He was
41 years old, and is survived by his
widow and two small sons.
Air. Elwell was a member of the Ma
sonic order and Knights of Pythias and
of the Kelso Volunteer Fire Depart
ment. In addition to his immediate
family he is survived by his parents
and five brothers.
DAILY CITY STATISTICS
ROSS-HEED J. M. Ross, legal, 540 East
Nineteenth street Noith, and Mabel K. Heed,
legal, same address.
O'CONN ELL-BYRNE James ts. O'Con
nell. 28, Downey, Idaho, and Madeline J.
Byrne, 1:2. 1110 Kast Kranklln street.
HENDRICKS-WEST Benjamin A. Hen
dricks, 33, Seattle, Wash., and Henrietta J.
West. 22, Hotel Portland
WEST-BL.ANCHABD William W. West.
20, Kverett. Wash., and Bernlce Blancnard.
2o, Hotel Portland.
HBHRICK-MEISTER Rodney Lionel
Herrick, legal, 124" Laddlngton Court, and
Anna Amelia Melster, legal, 103S Sandy
BROWN-EATON Karl S. Brown, legal,
262 Park Street, and Sylvia B. Eaton, legal,
Madison Park Apartments.
HEWITT-WAGONER Harry jr. Hewitt,
legal, 1201 Albina avenue, and Grace .
Waeoner, lecal. Hotel Oregon.
LINDEKEN-PFEIFER Conrad W. Lin
deken, 21, oOTi Webster street, and Marie A.
Pfeifer, 17, 1034 East Seventh street North.
WII.SON To Mr. and Mrs. Oscar O. Wil
son, 74 Yamhill street. May 24, a daugh
ter. JOHNSON To Mr. and Mrs. William C.
Johnson, 207 Graham, June s. a son.
. OLSON To Mr. and Mrs. Bennet H.
Olson, 641 East Morrison. May 23. a son.
WHEELER To Mr. and Mrs. James
Wheeler, 4S3 East Fifty-third street North,
June 11. a son.
BURT To Mr. and Mrs. Walter E. A.
Burt, 11 SI East Couch. June 12, a son.
ANDERSON ,To Mr. and Mrs. Arthur
Anderson. 120 Cook avenue, .Tune 10, a son.
DOUGHEKTY To Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Dougherty, Metzger, Or., June 17, a son.
LEWIS To Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Lewis.
JM Knott Ftreet. June 14, a son
CLASSIFIED AD RATES
Etl and Sunday
One lime .12c
(Same ad txvo consecutive times. ...... ,tie
tSame ad three tonnecutlve tiroes 30e
bame ad six or seven consecutive times. .56c
The above rates apply to advertisement
under "New Today" and ail otnex claiiica
tions except tUe following:
bituationa Wanted 'Male.
bit uut ions Wanted Female.
tor Kent, Rooms-frivate .Families.
Board and Rooms Private families,
liounekeepintf Kooimn Private i-amilies.
Rate on the above classifications Is 7 cents
line t-ach insertion.
On "I'lmrge" advertisements charfe will be
based on toe number of line appearing; in
the paper, re-ardle of the number of words
In eacii line. Minimum charge, two Ilnea.
The O re k on lan will accept classified ad
vertisements over the telephone, provided
the advertiser is a subscriber to either phone.
No prices will be quoted over the phone, but
bill will be rendered the foliuwios; day.
W I ether subsequent advertisements will be
accepted over the phone depends upon the
promptness of j.ayruent of telephone adver
tisements. Situations wanted and Personal
advertisement will not be accepted over the
telephone. Orders for one insertion only will
be accepted for "Furniture for &ale." "Busi
no Opportunities "Komiiig-iiouse' and
"Wanted to Kent."
Advertisements to receive prompt classifi
cation must be in The Orefonian office be
lore 9 o'clock at nisht, except Saturday.
Clublnf? hour for The Sunday Oregon lan will
be ?iH0 o'clock Saturday night. Tue office
will be open until 10 o'clock P. M.t as usual,
and all ads received too late for proper
classification will he run, under tlio beatUac
"Too Late to Classify"
Telephone Alain 7070. A 6095.
TOO LATK TO CLASSIFY.
KOUND Ootd watch. Call up Broadway
kr5, bet. l'j and 1 P. M.
ACCTIOX 8Ar.ES TODAY.
AT BAKER'fl AUCTION" HOUE. 106-163
Park street. Fine furniture, carpets, etc.
Hale at 10 A. M.
AL KADER TEMPLE. A, A.
O. N. M. S. Ceremonial ses-
Sj-L Saturday, June 1:6, at
-fr- Masonic Temnle. West Park
and Yamli ill streets. First
section will commence at
U:H0 p. M. Second section at
P. M. Buainesa setiaion at
1:0 P. M. All petitions must
I be in by that time. Candi-
dates w ill report to the Re
corder at 3 P. M. V id i ting
nnhlfja' onrdiflllv lnvfteti-
By order of the potentate.
HUGH J. BOYD. Recorder.
ELLISON" ENCAMPMENT NO. 3, I. O. o".
V. All members are requested to meet at
J. O. O. F. Temple, First and Alder streets
this (Tuesday) at 1:30 P. M. sharp to at
tend the funeral of our deceased Patriarch,
V. K Paisley. All Odd Fellows Invited to at
tend. K. OSVOLD, Scribe.
ERY. NO. 13ReuIar con-
Sfv-Sk clave th
3aa lunar sii
is (Tuesday) evenine.
rtier of Temple. Vis-
tnvuert to ttttencl.
ROUliXvX MAiiTYN, Recorder.
w w t- T W J j Broadway, mt Taylor
JC-I.I llv Mala 1, A 1 12 -.
TONIGHT 8:15 SET"
Matinee Tomorrow. S:15.
Charles Fro h man Presents
In Barrie's 4-Act Comsdy,
Prices, both eve's and Wed Mat. Floor.
2.00. tl.50. Balcony. $1.50. SI.OO. 75c, Cue.
Gallery. 50c beat. Now Selling.
Next Thnr irL, Sat. Mat. Bat.
With motion pictures. "OLD SOUTH."
Popular Prices. 50c, S5c. S5c. Sale Today.
4 NIGHTS. BEG'N'G NEXT SUNDAY.
MATINEE WED.. JUNE 30.
The Comlo Operetta,
C API" "iiii
sfJTV-st MIZZI HAJOS
Eve's. 2 to 80c Wed. Mat.. $1.50 to COc.
MAII, ORDERS NOW. SALE' FRIDAY.
Portland's Greatest Amusement
2:30 P. Bt AND 8:30 P. M.
Orchestral Concerts, Boston Trou
badours In "The Rounders" and
BLFRIDA IIEXLEK WE1STEI.
CORINTHIAN CHAPTER NO. T.4.
O. E. S. Stated communication
this (Tuesday) evening. Masonic
Temple, S o'clock sharp. Reception
to G. C. By order W. M.
lmXHIETTA 11CABE, Sec'y.
ELLISON ENCAMPMENT. NO. 1. I. O.
O. F. Regrular meeting this (Tuesday )
evening at 8 o'clock, at I. O. O. F. Temple,
First and Alder streets. Golden Rule de
gree. Visitors always welcome.
R. OSVOLD, Scribe.
EXTRA Emblem Jewelry of all kinds;
special designs made. Jaeger Bros.. Jewelers.
CART WRIGHT Iji London. England. June
21. 1915. to Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Cart
wright, a son.
JASMANN In this city. Juno 21, Johanna
Jasmann, aged 01 years lte of ror
Montgomery street. The funeral services
will be held Wednesday, June TS. at -o'clock
P. M.. from the German "Methodist
Episcopal Church, Fifteenth and Hoyt
streets. Interment in Lone Fir Cemetery.
Friends invited. The remains are at the
residence establishment of J. P. Finley ,
Bon, Montgomery at Fifth.
KELLEHER Of S17 Tillamook St.. Jun. 21.
John D. Ivelleher, age, 46 years 4
months and 8 days, beloved husband of
Nora Kelleher and father of D. i. Kolie
her. Sirs. Robert De Reign, John F., M'.sj
Nellie, Cornelius. Joseph and Mary Kel
leher. of Portland. Funeral services
Wednesday, June 23. at 8:o0 A. M.. at st.
Mary's Church. Williams ave. and Stan
ton. Friends invited. Remains at B. T.
Barnes funeral parlors, Williams ave. and
Knott eta. Interment Mt. Calvary Cem
etery. FOUT3 In this city, June ?D, Phlletus V.
Kouts. aged H6 years 4 mon'.lis and 3 days,
husoand of Mrs. Katht-rme Fonts and
father of Seneca Fouts, of this city; Mrs.
Ruflella Fouts Letts, of Detroit. Mich., and
Philetus J. Fouta, ot this city. Tho fu
neral services will be held at St. Francis
Church, corner 1-th and East Piue ta., at
2:30 P. M. Wednesday, June 23. Friends
Invited. ' The remains are at tho conserva
tory chapel of F. S. Dunning, Inc.. East
SIdo funeral directors. 414 East Alder t
PAISLKT The funeral services of the late
V. K- Paisley, member of Woodlawn Lodge,
No 171. and Ellison Encampment, No. 1,
I. O. O. V., will be held In the Woodlawn
Methodist Episcopal Church today (Tues
day) at S:yo P- M. Interment Ko?e City
Cemetery, where services will be conduct
ed by the Oddfellows. All friends invited.
Odd Fellows requested to assemble- ac
Woodlawn Hall at o'clock.
ATTTEN" At her late residence, 1S5 East
Fifteenth street, June 21, Mrs. Loyet Au
ten aged 58 years. Hemains forwarded
by "the Holman Undertaking Company on
the S-25 A. M. Oregon Electrio train to
day ( Tuesday) Juna ZI. to Eugene. Or.,
where funeral services will be held and
Interment In family cemetery plot.
QUOGLETTI June 20, Louis Quogletti, aged
80 years. Funeral will take place from
Dmnning McEntee's chapel today (Tues
day) at 1:30 P. M. Services at St. Mich
ael's Church, corner Fourth and Mill
streets at 2 o'clock. Friends invited. In
terment Riverviow Cemetery.
CHAMBERLAIN In this city, June 2f.
Howard I). Chamberlain, aged .'11 years.
Funeral services under tho auspices of
Portland Tent. No. 1, K. O. T. M.. which
will be held at Holman's funeral parlors
at 2 P M. today (Tuesday), June
Friends' invited. Interment Multnomah
INGLA.M At MHwaukle, Or., June 20, Mary
Ingk.m, aged til years 7 months l'l days.
Tho funeral services will be held and in
terrient made at Hillsboro today (Tues
day), June 'It. at 10 o'clock A. M. Re
ma' ins are forwarded by Walter C. kei
wortny. FRANKS At the residence. 12f5 Burrac
street. June 20, Estelle Mabel. aed
years, beloved wife of Walter Franke.
Friends invited to attend funeral serv
ices, which will be held at Holman's par
lors nt 3 P. M, today (Tuesday). June 2
Interment Mount Scott Park Cemetery.
FRANKE At the residence. 1205 Burrase
street, Estelle Mabel Franke, ago 26 years,
beloved wife of Walter Franke. Funeral
will be held from Holmes funeral par
lors, Tuesday, June 22, at a P. M. Inter
ment at Mount Scott Park Cemetery.
I no only reiiucuuo uuuuiiamug
ment iu Portla&d with, prlvttia driveway.
Main a, A li'Ji).
J. P. FINLEY SON.
Montgomery, at Fifth.
.... , ..tahllan.
MR EDWARD HOLMAN, the leading
funeral director, 20 Third street, corner
talinun. Lady assistant. A 1511, Main 507.
F. S. DUNNING, INC.
East Side Funeral Directors, 414 East At-
der street. East 52. B 55.
A. R ' K I F-H CU, 5U2 WILLIAMS AVE.
Eaat lubo, C luss. Lauy attendant. Day
anu uiKiit ici ut
U L .X ,X l.X 1, jl jux l ib, luuwai
Broadway and Pius. Phone Mam u, A 405s.
BREEZE & SNOOK, bunnyslde Parlors;
auto bean. 102U Belmont at. Tabor IZia,
MILLER & TRACSY, Independent funeral
directors. Funerals as low as 20, J40, 00.
Washington and Ella sts. Main 26&1. A 7s8o.
P. L. LERCH, East lltb. and Ciay streets.
Lady assistant. East 7S1.
SK-EWES UNDERTAKING COMPANY, 3d
and Clay. Main 4152, A 2o21. Lady attendant.
' R. T BYRNES. Williams ave. and Knott.
East 1115 C 1SI43. Lady attendant.
MARTIN & FORBES CO., llorists. 817 Wash
ington. Main 2tiu, A 126U. Flowers tor all
occasions, artistically arranged.
CLARKE BROS., florists, 2S7 Morrison St.,
Mai., or A 105. Fine flowers and floral
designs. No branch storos.
PEOPLE'S FLORAL SHOP. 2d and Aider.
Designs and sprays. Marshall 592.
SUNNYSIDE Greenhouse. Fresh flowers.
Phone B 1522. E. 33d and Taylor.
MAX M. SMITH, Main 721 i. A 2121. Selling
PORTLAND Marble Works, 269 4th itT.
opposite City ilaii, buildma ot memorial.