TOE MORNING OltEGONIAN. TUESDAY, JUNE 22, 1915. 13 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 here today. 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 building. WAGES GIVEN' OXE OJj SIX Sick Cook Discharged and Others Develop Ailment. 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 yesterday afternoon. 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 voyage. 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 overhauling. 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. COIXSA'S DISPATCH RAPID 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 aiuitnoman. 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. Steamer Schedule. DUE Name. Northern Pacific. . Geo. W. Elder Hose City Breakwater. ...... F. A. Kilburn Great Northern. . . Bear Itoanoke. ...... Santa Clara Beaver DUE Name. Santa Barbara.... Geo. W. Elder. ... . HarvarJ. ......... Multnomah ....... F. A. Kilburn Break v. ater. ...... Great Northern. .. W a pama ......... Yale. i Northern Pacific. . J. B. Stetson Rose. City Northland Santa Clara. ...... Roanoke. , Willamette. ...... Bear Yosemite. ........ Celllo , Beaver. .......... Klamath Portland DUE Name. ' Isthmi n Hawaiian. ........ Honolulan. ....... Panaman. ........ DUE Name. Isthmian. ........ Hawaiian. ... ... ., Honolulan Panaman TO ARRIVE. From .San Francisco. . . , San Diego . Jjus AnKeicB. . . . . . Coos Bay. ....... .San Francisco. .. .San Francisco. . . .Los A ngeltiii. . San Diego. ...... . .San FranclFco. . . .Los Angeles. . . . . TO DEPAKT. For .San Francisco... . an Diego....... , S. F. to L. A fc.i Diego. ...... San Francisco... . Coos Bay .San Francisco. . . . San Diego . . . ... . . . S. F. to L. A .San Francisco. . . Diego. ...... J.oa Angeles .Los Angeles. . . . . . .an Francisco. . . . San Diego .San Diego. ...... . I. OR Angeles. .San Diego Date-. .In port Jn port In port .In port .June 23 .Jiin 23 -J una 26 June. 27 .June 2s .July 1 Date. .June 23 June z3 -June .June 24 .June "24 . June 24 ..June 24 June .June 25 ..June 2o .June ' .June 26 -June 23 June 21) .June U0 -July 1 -July 1 .July 2 .July 6 July 6 . ban Diego. ...... .Los Angeles . Honolulu -Atlantic Service. TO ARRIVE. From .New York. . . . , New York . .New York. A'ew York. . . X . . TO DEPART. For .New York. ...... . .New York .New York .New York ....... J my lo Date. July 3 July 13 July 16 July 2-5 Date. July e July 16 July 19 July 2t! 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 Portland. 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 Francisco. 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 York. 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. High. Low. $-.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. . 12,484 VIEW-LIHER 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 lined up. 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 when here. 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 be replaced. 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 given. t 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. Marine Notes. 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 . : u i t t v , - ; 1 , 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 of distillate. 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 space. 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 Knapoton.. 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 Point Wilson. 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 Francisco. " 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 Point Copcepclon. 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 ily recognized. .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 side delivery. 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 serious. 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 Agency. Saturday. 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 out 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 Bank. - 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 Bank building. 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. 3 O c S S S -Wither 2 c s x, r E a O ; ; Baker Boise ........... ,Boston Calgary ........ Chicago Colfax , Denver ......... Dea Moines Duluth Eureka Galveston ...... Helena . . Jacksonville .... Kansas city .... IjOS Angeles .... MarshrielU Med ford Minneapolis Montreal ....... Mew Orleans .... New York North Head North Yakima , . Pend leton Phoenix pocatollo Portland ........ Roseburfr ....... Sacramento .... St. L.ouis Salt Iiko San Francisco . . Seattle Ppokane ........ Tacoma Tatoosh Inland, . Walla Walla Washington .... Winnipeg Clear Clour Pt. cloudy uiear Clear Oiea r Cioudy Clear Pt. nlOTidv Cloudy Clear Clear Pt. cloudy -iear Clear 600 SU l 74 0 720 OS 0 74 jO 5tl0 S2 0 SD'O -Clear Clear Rain Pt. cloudy Clear Clear Pt. cloudy Clear Clear 102'0 4 N Clear Clear 7S0 70'0 S:'!o fcU'O. 80,1 80 O fiUj 720 800 74 0 6O0 Ml 0 70 US o. 4 N'W 8 N Idea. Clear Clear .OOrlO'S .70 8 .NW .00-12 .N'W ,00'24'W .00:10 N lear Clear Clear Clear Clear Clear Clear Clear .00 41 N'W ,001 4 N OO 4'SW .00) 4KB 00 4 B Cloudy iPt. cloudy 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 winds. FORECASTS. Portland and vicinity Fair, warmer; northwesterly -winds. 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 S-' O.xlO. SiiW ( 7J0.O0( 4 SW I so:w.ui;it.sw .1 oro.ooi. .1. f su o.oo; g sw 1 8010. OO b'NW i G8I0.34-1S W I I 5S O.OOl 6-NW S(i;0. 0010 Ii I VL-0.00! S'E 1 jmju.utf Jir-tivv 74'o.ou s'aw .00 S N W .00 14NW .08,101 W .OO 4 SS .001 4W .00 'lo N W .004 uVW .001 4'W -00'12 W Compete All Impurities To Abandon System Blood Troubles Can not' Re main If Properly Treated. 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. i 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 Marriage Licenses. 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 boulevard. 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. Births. 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 Per Una. 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. MEUTIXO NOTICES. 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. ft- WASHINGTON COMMAND- ERY. NO. 13ReuIar con- Sfv-Sk clave th 3aa lunar sii is (Tuesday) evenine. rtier of Temple. Vis- Knights courteously tnvuert to ttttencl. ROUliXvX MAiiTYN, Recorder. XX If AMUSEMENTS. 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 MAUDE ADAMS In Barrie's 4-Act Comsdy, QUALITY STREET. 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. HAMPTON QUARTETTE 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. gg Oaks Portland's Greatest Amusement Tark. TODAY'S PROGRAMME?! 2:30 P. Bt AND 8:30 P. M. Orchestral Concerts, Boston Trou badours In "The Rounders" and BLFRIDA IIEXLEK WE1STEI. MEETING NOTICES. 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. BORN. CART WRIGHT Iji London. England. June 21. 1915. to Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Cart wright, a son. DIED. 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. FCSEBAC NOTICES. 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 Cemetery. 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. IXSERAL DIRECTORS. 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. Lady attendant. BREEZE & SNOOK, bunnyslde Parlors; auto bean. 102U Belmont at. Tabor IZia, B 152 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. FLOB1ST8. - 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 building. MONUMENTS. PORTLAND Marble Works, 269 4th itT. opposite City ilaii, buildma ot memorial.