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PORTLAND. OREGON, THURSDAY. AUGUST 19, 1915.
VOL. LV. NO. 1 "7.078.
TEXAS DEATH LIST
IS MORE THAN 100
Damage Is Estimated
500 GALVESTON HOUSES FALL
1CCO Feet of Seawall Washed
Out; Causeway Breaks.
CITY IS WITHOUT WATER
Miip Wrecked and Martial law 1
llrd Iiouloa aad s-erser,!
Ovne-r Cities and Town Suf-
frr Enormous Damage.
DaVaTHw LtrOD O OlTH
EAST TCI t lOHt.
WltS tar .tlon of th
flood-tw.rt ar la Texa not t
heard from. In estlmat of
known d4 t:
Virginia Point 5 Port Arthur
Ualtfitna II Sylvan Beach t
Mxitani Point !! Seabrook z
Hitchcock I Houiton I
La Port 7.
PALLA.a. Tex.. A-iC II Pi raw t word
from th storm-swept communlHH of
th. Southeast Trias toast brought de
tail of th tropl.-al hurrlcan which
put Galveston, llou-lon. Tnu City anj
core of other elite and town In ltr
p.rlt. With larg sectlona of th dis
trict t unheard from, the death liat
rmr than !'". Iha heaviest re
ported to being from Virginia Tolnt.
Tha property d.mag mar exceed
: it, . . with Galveston contributing
Calf that amount.
Lao Fjallaaalra laewwaptet.
Property !" tilifflain wer vagu
t-.pt In a f " w Instance. Houston.
Trial .My n-l Port Arthur advices
S.a fairly definite- figure for those
place., btit most of th cthrr Iowm ro
porta! In sts-h phrase, aa "consider
able." "very hey- and "not rt estl
pafat!. Some of t ht estimate .arc aa fol
r.tiM ra Baaltir DaaauaaeaV.
T omparattvelv amall lo.a of Itf
I. atf nouted fc re..lente to th Irpsofii
of "H. The population Monday night
aizM ref-is in th. stronger buildings
of t rtt. where in the disastrous
irrm of IS r aiit tliey remained In
t"ir home... 'f.erirs K'-'ita against th
ga' whicn took th llir of .
r.aitrojil. funniii; Into th city to
ri i h I annotin. e.t lhv had b-cun mov
Ini all ava tabl m.n and machinery
lnt t atorni irr from North Texas j
to repair tra k an. wairr mama, out
nt. procr.aa 1 jtlow.
In br.rmc tho brunt of th atnrm.
i;Ufiton 11 ind and Bolivar Peninsula
ard aa barrterj to brrak tir fon-e
of tna hirr.-an j;jiin.i tho littio bay
aftpra in.m . hi-h kirt ti larc body
of jtr Ijlna In tfi north of the
Ivtnl The ba ton hava sufforcd
hittr. but prnhMr 5lv born aarrd
from utter rfriaMatton
rait trm.ta I aobtalaabl.
TVrndl'la ao-onni of the lo.r In
tN.ti. Ieer town hat not been thu
f.e oMjtnaM. hul the loa. of Urea l
p-oportlonate'e rfaalf r In ra'h of the
loan. tn In ttalveaton.
In Virjtma Point, the north end of
t?:e va'i.e., more than a av-nre are
d.-l. at Tfj "ltr I. of whom
- soldiers, are reported drowned,
.even at t'.a a'irte a rwl three at Lnrh
At llouaton two were kl!Ted d'irtnK
th. .form. on. W. II. Kan. a car
fr.r, killed hy a fallms ham. and the
other, an unidentified nesro. killrj by
a live wire. Tie property lo.s haa been
etl;iJitl ,t 1 3, .
The l-urrt-ar.e atritfk lloueton. av
eord pi to re;irt. reaiMra here, ahort-
a'lr r-r wire to t;alve.toa had
heen l"t out of i'wnmli!il by the
.tornt. The burthan waa devtared to
he th wort In t'ie hl.tory of the city.
I'amai w a. wro-iKht rhtefly to build
ing r. t:a wind and to mervhamliac
rwi y wler. Ileal lly.
Alone the iulf -oat. tha torm e -a.-ted
a heavy toll In properly loe.
T'tAt Otty. a'ro. tJ.e bjy from lal
veaton. suffered damage amounting; to
f i..). The oond dlvt.lon ramp of
the t nlted State. Army wa. destroyed,
a. were arrrot:matrty I je buliilms.
rnot of Ihem -otta:e. No word ha
been received tontc'it from I'oirt Boli
var, directly a-rot the narrowest part
of the bar from l.alvr.ton.
Flake. Patt.n. t'aplen and Itollover
tao are Blivar Pemn.u!a towns, from
whten rto word t.as been brouaht since
la the Peanmont section. Port A r -ur
t?abtne. eatna ras. and ICounl
Lake were delueed and are reported te
base been heavy lo.-.
lAteat eattmates of th. dead In the
L.land city Itself placed th number
t I- j
It Is feared, however, that the loss
of life la eti.trw-te surroundin tialves-
iCac;dad ea ra 2. Celama X.) i
CAMP FOR BUSINESS
MEN IS DESIGNATED
MIIlTVItV TRAIM.XU TO BE
Glfc- IX OllTHHST.
Ame-rlraa Ike Mte Is Chosen and
IkrUlls Probably Will Ii Worked
Oat at Yanroaver liarracl..
ORK'iONlAX NEWS BVRKAC. "Wash
ington. AuT. If. A business men's
ramp, similar to that at riattsburc. N.
la tw be established Immediately at
Amerlcao lka. near Tscoma. and to
be open ta businesa men of all th
Northwestern states dealrlna; military
Orders to tbla effect hav been Is
sued to General Murray, commanding
the Weatern division at tan Francisco.
Selection of officers to art aa Inatruc
tor will b made by General Murray,
probably throucb the department com
mander at Vancouver Barracks, who
also will be entrusted with working
out the details.
So successful bsa been the riatts
bura: ramp and so many men have ap
plied for Instruction there that th
War Department haa been encouraged
to extend, thta work all or th coun
No time has been fixed aa to th
duration of th camp at' American
SAN FRANCISCO. Aug. IT. When
the enrollment office received the
names of business aod professional
men willing to submit to four weeks
of military Instruction at tha Presidio
camp closed tonight 4,1 names had been
received. Enrollment closes August 20.
By that data HO names must be se
cured or lh training; camp will not be
held. Unly 11 nsmes wer nrolled to
day. TREE YIELDS $3000 CROP
Alligator Pear Inanrrd Agaln.t Wind
and Fir for 30.O0O.
ORHGONIAN NEWS BL 'REAL'. Wash
ington. Aug. !. What appears to be
the most valuable fruit tree In the
world stands at Whlttler. In Los An
geles founty. Cal. It Is an avacado
(alligator pearl, and Is Insured against
wind and fire by IJoyds. of London,
to th amount of t:)04.
The value of this tree arises from
tha great value of Its product. This
trea laat year yielded two pears, which
sveraged to the owner So cents each.
It alao produced $lii worth of bud
wood, making a total production for
the ysar of IJ'W.
63 TONS OF SUGAR WANTED
Inmates of Washington Inslltatlons
Average X Pound-. Monthly.
ol.VMPlA. Wash.. Auc. 1. tSpeclal.)
Th .State Board of Control has Just
as-rrtalned that Inmates and employes
of the 11 state Institutions consume
bout three pound of sugar eacn
month, according to requirement of
...i...ini endenta for the neat SIX
The Board will open bids on Septem
ber 13 for supplying the state with 1-S.-
pound of sugar, approximately l
ton, Six montha aao tha Board bought
l tons. There were soil inmntea sou
at ut employes In state Institutions
AUSTRALIAN GOLD COMES
Two Million IHllar to Be? Itrcolncd
Into American .Money.
SAN FRANCISCO. Aug. 1. Two mil
lion dollara In gold sovereigns of Brit
ish coinage arrived here today on the
steamer Ventura. shlppeJ by Austra
lian banker and consigned to three
San Francisco banks, to be coined at
tha I ntte-l States branch mint here
Into gold coins of the United States.
The shipment of th gold here. In
spite of heavy transportation and In
surance charged w as raid by the banks
to be profitable ecau.e of th low
rale of exchange at present.
PARIS GETS CHEAPER BEEF
Kotrlcllon on Importe Irom Amer
ica Arc Komoved.
PARIS. Aug. 1. Tha government
committee In charge of provisioning of
Paris decided today to recommend that
all restrictions be removed from the
rale of refrigerated meat Imported
from America. Hitherto only certain
dealer hae been jcrmltttd to sell this
The average prlc of a carcass Is
equivalent to al-out li cent a pound,
lower than for domestic b"ef.
DACIA IS RENAMED YSER
.Irnrrlran Steamship Sclxcd by
lYancr o In Neva Owncrh!p. .
PARIS. Aug. IV The steamship
Pacta, condemned by a French prise
court, owing t her transfer from Ger
man to American registry after th
outbreak of the war. has been sold.
Her new French owner ha renamed
her the Y.cr. She sailed today under
the trl-color from Cherbourg for
Cardiff, to take on a cargo of coal for
Clarke Oddfellows Plonk: Saturday.
KllnJKKIKLD. Wash- Aug. li.
I Special. Nearly Z09 Oddfellows w ith
their families and friends of this place
will board the special mat will leave
Klaicfleld Saturday at S o'clock for
Battle Ground Lake on tne annual ex
cursion of the Oddfellows of Clarke
County. At Vancouver the special will
pick up aout JOS mora picnicker,
lrg detegatlone will com from both
Cams and WhoasJ.
Czar Loses SecondLine
RUSSIANS NEARLY ENVELOPED
IVilna Under Incessant Aerial
Raid; Evacuation Planned.
GERMANS GET 400 CANNON
Von Markenscn Is Altacklns Outer
Works of Drest-Litovsk In South.
Ilrltlsh Expert Thinks Move
Against I'ctrogrjd Likely.
LONDON. Aug. IS. Kovno. th
northern fortress of th Russian sec
ond line of retreat, has been stormed
aad captured by the Germans, and
Vllna. to miles east. Is under an In
ceasant bombardment by airmen, and
s-asaratlons are being made to evac
uate tha city.
General von Mackensen's army has
attacked the outer works of Breat
Lltovsk. tha southernmost fortress of
the Russian second line
More than too cannon and vast
amounts of other war materials were
csptured by the German at Kovno.
according to a Berlin report.
All Metal BelnaT Reaaoved.
Th Governor-General of Vllna bas
ordered the removal of the equipments
of factories and of banks, together
with supplies of metals. Including
church bells, leather and everything
els which might be useful to the In
vaders. Horses and livestock are be
ing taken away.
Preparation for the evacuation of
Btllystoclt continue. The town Is In
darkness at night ca account of at
tacks by German aircraft
Reports reaching here from Poland
are that Russians, who remained In
Warsaw after It capture, have been
removed to the Interior of Germany.
Fertreaa Takea by Stares.
Th text of tha atalement Issued to
day by tha Germany army headquar
ter staff report as follows:
"Army group of Field Marshal von
Hlndenburg The fortress of Kovno.
together with all its forts and Innum
erable quantities of material. Including
mora than 4"0 cannon, fell Into Ger
man possession In the course of the
night. The fortress was taken by
storm In the face of the most stubborn
resistance on tin part of th enemy.
"The armies of General von Schols
and General von Gall will penetrated
further towards tha east. Our fore
most divisions are approaching th
.ve.rlevk Farta Fall.
"Before Novogeoralevsk two further
forts on the northeastern front were
captured by storm. We took 00 pris
oners and captured io cannon.
"Army group of General Field
Marshal Prince Ieopold of Bavaria
The left wing met with renewed strong
.luned. on laj 3. 4'olumn 4-
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
IE5TEHDATK Msxlraum temperature. M
larers. minimum, vtt desr..
TOD It s-Kjlr. alth northerly winds.
French ni count on another year of war
Germans capture Kovno and bombard Vllna.
Villa, acceptance of peace plan received In
Washington. Pas. li.
miliary ramp for business men to be as
tabllshed at American Lake. Page r.
Man leads In race for presidency of Na
tional Educational Association, rase
Governor Wlthycomb praises Oreon build
in and Mr. Benson commends those whs
reoeresent Stat, at exposition. Pas S.
Contemplated American loan to foreign
countrtes will b. much reduced. Pace e.
More lhn l"0 dead In Texas atorm-swept
dla-iict. rase J.
Ex-lov.rnor Hlaton denounces Mayor of At
lanta, rase 1J.
Caatl t.eaau. results Sslt Lake 1. Port'
land. 0: Los Angiles. 11. Kan Francisco.
B; Vernon. S-2. Oakland. 1-3. Page 12.
Thousands see Braves beat St. Louis In
t-to-1 fame. Pace li
William Johnnton. former Oreaon champion.
In treat form defeats wsshburn. Pas. 13.
Western states are naming delegates for
water power conference to be held at
Salem. Pag 5
Cemmereial aad Marine.
Water to be let Into Dalles-Celllo canal to
day. Page 14.
Wheat market unsettled at Chicago. Pag IT.
War stocks still monoDollse Interest aad
I'niied State steel hits new top flgur.
Wheat buyers aay little wheat would depress
market. Pace li.
Portland aad Vicinity.
Rivera and harbors committee arrive aad
goes right to work. Pag 1.
Mrs. Joseph Fels. single tax lecturer, ar
rive, la Portland. Page .
Funeral of Charles Allaky to be held to
day. Pag 0.
Senator fit one. of Missouri. Portland visitor.
Weather report, ue.ta and forecast. Page IT.
DORY SAILS 1800 MILES
To Alai-ka Fishermen Make Voyage
In l-l'ool I'lut-Bottom Boat.
SAN FRANCISCO. Aug. 18. After a
voyage of 18(10 miles from U'ngs. Alas
ka, in a 16-foot, flat-bottomed cod
fishing dory, Thomas R. Thompson and
John Abranis, Alaska fishermen, sailed
Into San Franciscu harbor last night.
They made the trip In 45 days.
The dory, which had been condemned,
they bought for $5. They decked it
with canvas and provisioned it with
canned goods and hardtack. The bard
tack turned mouldy and their drink
ing water went bad. but a fortunate
encounter with the steamer Quinault
enabled them to replenish their stores.
VALUATION NOT REQUIRED
shippers X-ot Compelled by Law to
WASHINGTON. Aug. 18. Because of
contusion among shippers over declsra
tlons of value, a statement was Issued
by the Interstate Commerce Commis
sion today explaining that there is no
provision in the interstate commerce
law or the Cummins amendment or In
any Interstate Commerce Commission
ruling that requires a declaration as to
the value of property shipped In Inter
The law does provide penalties for
obtsintn; special rates by making false
statements of value.
Yrnizclos Will Accept.
Ia'iNPON. Ana. IS. Kx - Premier
Fleutherlos Venizelos today notined
Kins Conctantlne of his readiness to
form a new Grecian Cabinet in suc
cession to the Gounarls ministry, which
resigned at the opening of the Grecian
parliament yesterday, according to a
dispatch to the Central News -Agency
HE WOULD BE IF THAT DOG
FRANCE STEELED TO
LONG PERIOD OF WAR
Allies Are Expected to
Help by Spring.
People Believe Roumania Will
Join at Agreed Moment.
DUTCH RUMOR CREDITED
Story Circulated That England lias
3Iade Agreement th Holland
to Permit Attack on Bel.
glum by Way of Rear.
BT CAROLYN WILSON.
(Copyright, 1918. by the Chicago Tribune.
Published by Arrangement.)
PARIS, July 29. A nonth ago you
could not have found anyone to admit
that the war would go through an
other Winter campaign. No matter if
a man feared it. he wouldn't admit it;
it was beyond the possibilities of ac
tuality. In Just a short month, spread by I
know not what vague rumor, the opin
ion has now gained force until every
one says calmly that the war will un
doubtedly last another Winter and
"We shall continue to bear the
strain,' snld a Frenchman to me, "Just
as we have borne it from the begin
ning, until, the English and Russians
get really to work, and that probably
won't be until next Spring."
Hope ef New Allies Kntertalned.
When Itouma...a will enter no one
seems even to prophesy. Most people
profess to know that the agreement
has been signed some weeks now, sim
ilar to that signed with Italy long In
advance, by which the . Roumanians
agree to come In when .wanted by the
It Is also currently said her that
Holland has been "fixed" by the Eng
lish. Of course, it was well known that
Holland was doing an immense export
and import business for Germany, and
toe English wished to put a stop to It.
The theory advanced here in Paris is
that England threatened to call on her
ally, Japan, to take the Dutch colo
nies in the Pacific if Holland did not
slop this generous trsding with the
enemy; optimists say that the agree
ment calls for free entrance into Hol
land of English soldiers at such time
as England may want to attack Bel
glum from the rear. But that bas a
fanciful ring born of a hopeful mind,
Swltaerlaad Already Cared For. .
Switzerland is pretty well cared for.
Shi imports to such a huge extent that
failure on her part to comply with the
conditions of the allies would lead to
practical starvation for her people.
For ber 4.000,000 inhabitants she Im
ports about 8400,000,000 of goods, and
at the present time both her agricul
ture and industry are enfeebled owing
Concluded on Pace 3, Column 3.)
Wednesdays War Moyes
OVNO. one of the crucial points In
the Russian defensive in the north.
has been captured by the Germans, and
the road to the Vilna. Warsaw and Pe
trograd Railway is now open to the
troops of Emperor William.
The capture of the fortress was an
other triumph for the German 16-rinch
guns, which throughout the present war
have been brought against no fortifica
tions they were unable to reduce. With
the fortress of Kovno the Germans have
aken more than 400 guns, and. accord
ing to their account, an enormous
quantity of war materials.
This, however, is not the most Im
portant part of the matter to the Rus
sians. Besides opening the way to
Vilna. which Is an open town, and from
which most of the inhabitants have de
parted and from which everything that
might be. of use to the invaders has been
removed, the fall of the fortress takes
away the last protection, with the ex
ception of the Russian field army, to
the main-line railway ' to the capital,
and also places the Germans in a posi
tion to threaten the flanks of the Rus
sian armies retiring to the Brest-Li-tovsk
line and those operating in
Grand Duke Nicholas apparently ex
pected the fall of Kovno, for his armies
are hastening their retirement in Po
land eastward. They still hold their
own from Kovno to the south of Osso
wetz. but south of that they are being
pressed from the northwest by Gen
erals von Schalz and von Gallwitz, and
from the west from Archduke Leopold,
who has crossed the Rug River and is
approaching the Brest-Litovsk and
Biaiystok railway. It is the same in
the south, where General von Macken
sen, after many rebuffs, finally has suc
ceeded in driving the Muscovites into
their outer positions of the fortress of
For the first time since he, began his
retirement from Western Galicia in
May, Grand Duke Nicholas, in the opin
ion of military observers, finds part of
his army in serious danger of envel
opment. The military writers express
curiosity as to how he will extricate
The Russian troops are in orderly
retreat, as is evidenced by the fact that
outside of the guns taken with the
fortress of Kovno or captured in the
forts of Novogeorgievsk, two more of
which have fallen, the Germans make
no claim to the capture of artillery. It
would appear also that few prisoners
have been taken, which doubtless
means that a considerable part of the
Austro-Germans in their most recent
advance have not met with serious
fighting. . -
With Kovno in German hands, and
another German army across the Bug,
south of Brest-Litovsk, a speedy exit,
according to military Observers, is the
only safe one for the Russians if they
are to escape before the second set of
pincers prepared for them are closed.
While fighting to crush the Russian
army, the German are finding time for
minor activities in other fields. They
carried out their seventeenth air raid
on England on Tuesday night, visit
ing eastern counties, ' where they
dropped bombs, which, according to
the official communication, killed 10
and wounded 30. As in the last raid,
the Admiralty reports that it believes
that one of the Zeppelins, of which
there was supposed to be four, was
The German submarines also have
been busy and during the day the
sinking of three British and three neu
tral steamers and a trawler has been
As an offset to the German successes
in the East, the French official com
munication reports further gains for
the French troops in the Vosges, while
General Sir lan Hamilton, commander
of the allies' forces on the Gallipoli
Peninsula, announces an advance by the
new force of allied troops, which landed
at Suvla Bay, and the repulse of a Tur
kish attack against the right flank of
the Australians. The Turks, on the
other hand, say that all the British
attacks were repulsed.
Any progress made by the British at
Suvla Bay would, according to the mili
tary experts, be important, as it would
threaten the Turks, who are facing the
Australians down tne coast and. like
the other operations against Turkey,
would have an influence on the Balkan
States, which seemingly are about to
decide 'which set of belligerents they
will join. Serbia probably will make
her reply this week to the suggestion
of the entente ministers that she cede
Macedonia to Bulgaria. Opinion is di
vided in Serbia as to what the reply
will be. but it is expected it will be
it Is asserted, would like to
await the outcome of the Greek crisis
before giving her decision. This, how
ever, is likely to continue for some days,
and is expected to end in an agreement
between King Constantine and the new
Premier. M. Venizelos, which will guar
antee the continued neutrality of
SCHEDULE CHANGE CURBED
Washington Railroads lose Right of
Alterations "at Pleasure."
OL.TMP1A. Wash.. Aug. 18. (Spe
cial.) The time-worn device on rail
road timetables announcing that the
railroad "reserves the right to change
this schedule at pleasure" or without
notice, ts doomed in the State of Wash
ington, unless the railroads can offer a
The Public Service Commission today
made an order forbidding changing: of
tire eta Dies without 10 days' notice,
posted beforehand In the stations.
Oregon Man Gets Federal Position.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington, Aug. 18. C M. Hartsock, of
Albany. Or., haa been appointed tape
man and computor In the railroad valu
ation department of the Interstate
Commerce Commission. i
HARBORS BODY IS
BUSY ON ARRIVAL
Portland, Oregon City,"
OUTSIDE DELEGATES HEARD
Celilo Today and Mouth of Co
lumbia Tomorrow Itinerary.
CHAMBER TO GIVE DINNER
Members of Congressional Commit
tee Declare Information Pro
cured on Trip Will Be of
Aid to Legitimate Projects.
When the next Congress begins to
make appropriations for waterways
improvements in Oregon, the rivers
and harbors committee of the lower
house will have an abundance of direct
first-hand information on the subject.
Six members of the committee now
are in Partland for the purpose of
spectlng all improvements made In
this vicinity in the last few years and
to learn what additional Improvements
are required in the next few years.
They are making every effort to gain
all the knowledge possible while they
are here. They had a busy time yes
terday. They visited the local harbor,
the locks on the Wllltmette at Oregon
City and the Columbia River harbor
at Vancouver Wash.
Coos Ray Delegates Heard.
Besides that they held conferences
with an energetic committee from Coos
Bay and heard reports from various
other districts that are said to bo in
need of harbor development.
Today they will go to Celilo to see
the locks recently completed there at
Government expense, and will learn,
if possible, what further appropria
tions are needed to make the Colum
bia and Snake Rivers navigable be
yond their present limits.
Tomorrow they will go to the mouth
of the Columbia to see the Jotty con
struction and the dredging now in
progress there. They will Inspect,
also, the South jetty which wos com
pleted several years ago.
From the mouth of the river some
members of the committee will Bo by
water to Grays Harbor, while others
will return to Portland and start from
here for their homes.
Oregon Congressmen In Attendance.
The visiting committeemen arrived
In Portland over the Southern Pacific
at 7:20 yesterday morning, accompa
nied by Senators Lane and Chamber
lain who had met them at Crescent
City, California, and by Representa
tive Hawley, of the First District, who
had joined them at Salem. Represen
tative McArthur of Portland, who
had been Instrumental in bringing
them here met the party at the station
and escorted them to the Multnomah
hotel where they are the guests of the
Portland Chamber of Commerce.
At the head of the party Is Stephen
Ar. Sparkman, of Florida, chairman of
the committee. Others members are
George F. Burgess, of Texas, ranking
Democratic member; Charles G. Ed
wards, of Georgia; Thomas Gallagher,
of Illinois: Charles Lieb, of Indiana,
and Robert M. Swltzer, of Ohio, the
only Republican member.
Member Bring Families.
In addition. Mrs. Ewards and son,
Mrs. Gallagher, Mrs. Lieb. Mrs. Switz
er and son, C. L. Sparkman, son of
the chairman and his private secretary;
J. H. McGann, secretary of the com-'
mittee, and Josiah H. Shinn. secretary
of the Senate committee on commerce,
accompanied by Mrs. Shinn. are in the
Inasmuch as the party had been long
on the road and was dusty and tired
after many miles of weary travel, tho
formal Inspection trips did not start
until the early afternoon.
Meanwhile, however, the members of
the committee were bu3y with the Coos
Bay delegation, consisting of Henry
Sengstaekcn, secretary of the Port of
Coos Bay, and Hugh McLain. postmas
ter at Marshfield. They insisted that
the committee visit the Coos Bay dis
trict and learn, for themselves what
the needs of the port there are. But it
was explained that this was impossible.
So the delegation contented itself with
a presentation of arguments and sta
tistical information intended to con
vince the committee that Coos Bay
merits financial aid from the Govern
ment for the development of its har
bors. Coos Appeal Persistent.
Incidentally it developed that this
was not the first time that the com
mittee had heard from Coos Bay and
its needs. Even when the party was in
California, Marshfield, North Bend and
Bandon residents called upon the com
mittee individually and collect'vely and
presented their arguments. The Coos
Bay people also kept them informed
by letter and by telegraph and by
personal appeals at Grants Pass and
other points on the way to Portland.
Chairman Sparkman promised to give
the Coos Bay district earnest consid
eration. Representative Hawley, in
whose district Coos Bay is located, al
ways has been energetic on behalf of
the port there and promised the com
mittee yesterday that he will con
tinue his efforts.
"While we are not in the habit of
traveling about the country and prom
ising waterway improvements to every
port that we visit." explained Mr.
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