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VOL. LVNO. 17.1GI.
POKTLAND, OREGON, SATURDAY, NOVE3IBER 27, 1915.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
LUMBER Oil RISE,
10,000 RAISED FOR
TO HANG PRISONER
pledge io mm
WILSON MAKES HO
JEWS OF PALESTINE
Rabbi S. S. Wise Gets
The W rather.
XOSHIIItrO COMMOTES WITII
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 48
AKIZOXA OFFICER IS THREAT
ENED WITH CONTEMPT ACTION.
4ra; minimum, 40 drfreea.
snuiTS or Axcmons.
TODAY'S Occasional rain; alnda mostly
Plants Now Are Over
crowded With Orders
SURPLUS STOCKS DECREASING
Jacoma Meeting Decides to
EASTERN AGENT PLANNED
l".h-Kelly Official aj ("oiktth
j, Ha Rrfad ""-ever I Offer and
Other Com panle Itata Takra
hollcitor Ott of Road.
f TACOMA. VTttK. Nov. IC -5'ULj
-ta ad-Mion la atat.m.nt showing
tm artel raedlttea hM greatly I
Mil ae.f arte advaaeod. Humeri
f la Wt Ceul Lumber
ta'-r. AawM-U'.loa Isia af.rrooa al
Pi. nrr:y maa'lna; shew ,4 vtdBe
lt ta lnvf mtu.'ry la ea tb oa
l ef M!ir "-b. TS-r. wr about
Tl ' urn rm., (' m-t ef w torn
a(.a44 ta t4rii( nj Informal
. lima IMljM. vblk ItM-lad.'d a
Bo. k trial
film Ar Mtataa.
fur brought out al Ik ia.tt
tr-ct Tal ep t a4-
n.-.t li ,1'Ma IK. tl f w w.ake.
n-4 ortf v .a bn tarvi.d
" at llal f'ur. M-a la wltkln
t r.e" f It. I1tj prtc; stocks aa
4 al ( tntl reporting tar lhl
Ptl and ttl. fo 4te,
.r tt v.er al Not .m b. r froea
l t ta r a a. arty vry g'4
a-1 ffV., a inff gr4 ef Iamb.,
:rt No. I in N J v. rural gra'a
f:orlnr. I kr ' tru ft. bav l-Te4
i-iit ir ar bow tteal Iavl wt;
t Iftj '! a4 la eoe-. lastaace
T&a lf! pf II UaWltllH al
tft.if morning- .,atoa v;4 la cUlft
U. mim la t W...I C.l Unt.r
an.." .ki!T.ii, to brc4.n Ik
atop. af th m.mbar.kts.
"im. Mill Ref. e4ra,
rC!mt.ai ar.r4 kr "
(r?.ron, wtu talked al Ik. vacua
ant IC w plainly brought ant tkal
O ti:n 9.rma arc itixlui totsr
a n.v.r p.for la brio ih. atlrT
si af l l.pr. on. rtaklucnial
af aa I".;.ra iir.-t . offl-a aa.
anoa.?.4 tr "-rtry Tbcrt Rabcm-k.
aMiaiioa a Ie,9rier lo aa to
atd at V.oMpo!i tutu s f . w 4ra.
. C. rw- ot. af lh Boaik-KfKf
timr CoM. af Orsa. ai4 ta
VH lit M d trl. ita r(tin( all
t lr raa kaaii a. aa4 thai
ki. f rm k4 r.fu4 aa orJ.r for
-t..1, rntly arao,a Ika prlr
14 nt rem la wht araat4.
C. t K1b:t. af IVMUB4. rprtd
n arV.a !:im ar (.(tine th.ra.
av4 II w fooa4 r. fmm II. St
to ; jt lv,r thr ffl... aa4 kra.
tt:a ararat.-r 4-lra.J lbl Ik
p.,,4t.1.r b:!: A4 lak.a Ih.ir lrT..
tac jna aff !a r4 aaM lh ka4
all t.-. kaslsa.a Id.r coaH pro4a-..
II prt in tla Nortk.,( haak4
a-1nc. aa4 t&at tha a-.r!ia nooi4
B prI-, for fulura d.Ui.rr.
Mar . boqI pte.a. tr.nc'h.
fo of t waak.r asit'a, mora f ta
Wti'f ar'MI aai b.fi.r r, atlon, a.
ta tk te4 itry aa.J lh Oov.ram.8t
w.r mitnlH a 8M4.4 la a aapr
r.4 T '! Carr. p.ctJ ii.ti f
ta ! f Comm.rv-.. wba ka koa
la'Mtin !c oft.r roei!lon ce tkla
Col Lt Tr. Crr baa com
p.-ecd bl work aad la returelaar Eaat.
rr.l-'.r.i J. It 11:04. t. ta Ma qtiar
r!y rpart. r.comm.Bdad thai tb
trasca errica ef tba aaaartatloa la Ore
fs b 4 aOBriria4 asleoa It bcam
a"ie aad won'k'T me.tlace a
a.!4 fjr aed-r isa t'ebruarr reor
faauatii'a p aa,
s r.tn.4 aiu: Mtirrcn ixily
tj' Mill Are .wlliac HaplJIy
and Nra Care Are AtatUble.
r.i .i:.xai or . xr. :. f .-pc.t
Tet-ti, rar:oai, at Oroa lamber
a- t.n ,a ;t4 eeery day rrern Ee
a, ai ivruun ei lewae lo pointa
ta rMifia. a i-oC'l.a la Ce tenet J U
May. I:mi.lf af ta lioataara la
''. !) arr:4 la lU,a tuUay (rem
Tl. eorttce It fr. (It car tbat La,
B'a pre:nt la !e I rrr Willau.tta
Va: ar fe a, era! aseetx, la aradially
l.a.n rc. .;irr J : a la Coi'ael alar
Jie , t ; 1 cmpsy ws .a4ls
enipty t-' tl rare ta Kmcbo aad t-
li-ntmr leva, ea l braact liae aa
Ish: a p.a:&!e. Wits tie la?rae
ef t.le a-mber af frisi ca.'e t'.e aa p.
ef l)br w..l (ncraaae cos:pr.
Colonel Mar fiw.rr ka4 clarj r
CI lu.a ant ;m. bore diricl. wtt
w i ri.'r la riM.borc lie wi.l r
SBa.'a a abrt t ta.
BCM3 PLOT FRUSTRATED
(ltmp to Wtnl laatncy Mrasrra
Important I-akr Canal.
U VTrstU Nov. S. TS 4tary
- f a bom s.a f? Moairwal
Jli.ra.t Coaay's factory f rvta;rat-t,
i,- poll t:i... aa Bt'efr9t lo wreck
gjl tj'i:r. "nl. tie baak ef
arkKa lk tat tor y U a. I aa I el.
formal AaaoiBrrawol of Conclusion
of Arccaaioa Md at Imperial
Maaaoleaia ar Kioto.
KIOTO. No. I Accompanied by tba
bola court, tmparor Toblhlto left
bra thla" moraine for Iraaamano
snura. la tha aubarba ef Kioto, lo visit
tha mauaolaa of Ua Emparora Kakako.
Sink, and KomtL Tbia waa to panalt
tba Emparor to par b' rapa-t aa4
imi! anaatiBca tha cooclualoa of
tba accaanloa to tba aplrlta of aTral
of hla Itcporlal pr4aora, aa ba bad
aoo a prTlou!r bafora tba mauaolaa
of Emparor Jlmma and Emparor ilut-
Emparor Kokaka u tha irt
rraadfatfear of tba lata Emparor Mut
aablto. Emparor Mnke tba fraadfatbar
aad Emparor Konrl tba fatbar of Em
pror al'jtsublco. Tba tomba of tboaa
Emparora ara at tba same place Ja a
c.ar.rul bamlat earned Imacumaao.
Tha crmoBll cndueld before lb
maaola aa Iba uou aa at W-a mau-
ola of Empcrora Jlmma aad Mutaa
bito. Aflr OBl.htDC kla worship tba Em
paror aed tka Imparlal raUaua ratoraad
to the lo:prl palae bra.
$700 IN LOOT NOT CLAIMED
Tlf of tpr-lal ratrolmaa) to
Good aa t BldatlM4 and a!ud
... . . . .A XT. a
at Brir " r '"" "
It. r. CoartB. - ante of tha epaciai
- - . . . 1 v ...
patrolman m cajti
-r lk. ..sr. a ba erae ampiajra 10
atwk. atlm t are claimed arllblo
fear 4.t. aaaouacd tltlTa 1111
.r .,i.rU. Tbat aiblck baa ba
14 tiif:4 a tola will be rtarn4 to
Iba original o"Br t4ar.
Amon ike artirl tbat not
Ml " a -.ad.- are .ll.rara. eara-
ar. old coin, riavlrtc utnlle an4
otb.r uch Ihlas that were rmov4
from lb Courts rltuar ha It
1 ranaacked bjr the dtaclla.
VAR TAKES KAISER'S ROOF
Mrtal to tta l ard la Making MaaW
lloru for Army.
rt.r:U IHarUad. via Tarla. Nee.
:. Tba coppr roof ta bib tabva
from tba Imperial caetle at Ioaaa:k-
Inca. Crmanjr. and will be t4 ia tb
manufacture ef Biunlnona of r. To la
roof el(ba many ton.
Ta KmBeror rldn- la flerlla
waa litl lr 5.plratr bT a comml
Ion aad a llat of metala waa da-
Beaded. It reported recently that
lha base copper roof of the cathedral
at irmn r b! d:rraatld.
WOMEN SAFE AT BITLIS
Aatidy for Tiro Mllonarlre la
TarWIh Town Allayed.
BOSTON. Sox. it. Antl'ly for Iba
af.tr of Mtaa Gr1aal Mctxrea aad
Miae Mrrtl O. tlhaae. mlaeloBartea at
tiitlia. Turkey. bo fcae been rrported
k!i:4. waa alla)cd todr arhea tb
Amariraa Moard of Commlalvnera for
Kot.ics V!lon learned t brooch tba
Am-rl.-a Embaaay at Contantlnop!a
tbat they were welL
The two women were the only ml.
Ion workers to remain at B It t la after
the eacuallot of the country In tb
lt-lnitjr cf Via laat June.
NEW LINER FF FOK ISLES
;rral onlern lla ISO Piwiurm
HA.V TRANClswro. No. !. The linar
Great Northern aalled frorq here tojay
wita a paaa.ncrr Hat of 490 oa br
iBlllal trip lo IB Hawaiian lalaads to
leetabllab a four and one.h!f-dar re
Ice betwaaa there aad Pacific Coast
port. frt wi:t call at Lo Acgaiaa aad
Itllo, T. II. on tb voyage lo Honolulu,
bat will rotura directly from Honolulu
la Pan Francisco.
Tb aew schedule short. n by a day
lb customary tlni required - for tb
GERMAN CRUISER IS SUNK
Fraaettlob IU-ortrd Victim of Al-
lie' Mbmsrlne la lUltlc.
LO.N'PO.V. Nov. ! Tb German pro
tected cruU.r Frauaalob haa been ub
by a ubmar;ae ef the antral alll.a off
IS aouta.ra coast of Swaden. accord
ing ta a erni-ffu-lal announcement
m4 at Pe'rocrad. a.) a d.epalcfc I
tb. C.Btral N Acacy.
Tb Fraaaaiob 1 aa a (Xolert4 cruia
ar af ItTl tone aad waa built la ll.
NAVY TO GET DIRIGIBLE
Caglne-- l:timte .N cw Ita I loon
Will !l llmdy la Month.
PORrsOl"TM. N. II, Nov. Si. Work
oa a dirlg'.bl war balloon for tba Navy
w;; begin at Ik Navy. yard bare oa
f,ubr la. It waa annouacad today.
Tb airahiB will be IT f,t long and
! I,t ia diameter. It wi: coat llf.-
and Naval n:ar t tnate the
work wi;l b ronspletad In a month.
Tba tr;: wiil b kelj la Ihi vicinity.
IJatrr Iirctlnra to Go. .
f ATT Li;. Wnt. Nov. :. Governor
Lister aval a lelaxrara lo H.ary ford
to-lay. declining tie Invitation to b-j
can a tnrnbr ef lb peace miasioaj
lo Korop. b.caua. af praaaur af oZt-I ?
Peace Advocates Cal
at White House.
TIME DECLARED OPPORTUNE
Visitors Say Practical Re
suits Would Be Attained.
FORD'S SCHEME IS SIMPLE
Oat of Trcnchce by Chrlntmaa and
XcTcr Rack Atln. .Automo
bile Makrr Trlla Maaa
Sfrellnc la Hla 3Iotto.
w AKHTNGTOV. Not. .Efforta to
win rreatdeat Wllaons support for a
conference of neutral to Initiate peace
propoaala la Europe reached a climax
today wban alma. Roeika Scbwrrnmer,
of Hano-ary, and Mrs. Ethel Snowden.
wire of a member of the British Par.
llanent. called at tha White Houae
with a peraonal appeal and word that
they had definite information tbat tha
majority of tba bellia-erent nations
would not turn deaf ears to iociii-
tlooa from a neutral aatbeiinc.
Tby talked with tba Prealdent for
snore than balf aa hour aad went away
murk pleaaed orer their reception,
thoufb the rrealdent bad made ao
eOO tnaaatir Callere.
About t9 peace advocate, freeh from
a man maetlnc bold at a Wasblnftoa
theater, accompanied the Ireeldnt's
rallara to tb White Houae. applaudlna;
tbm aa tbey enlarrd and left tba ex
The rrealdent waa arced to Initial
a peace conference or at least to slff-
fiiry that be would appoint a drlesal
from tb Lnlted Ftat If another nu
tral natioa called en, lie waa told
that women peace adroeatea who have
vlaited every brl.licrcct and neutral
natioa lr llurec bailer from talka
with ofri-ll, abroad
result would follow, ila alao waa la
forn.ad that Henry Ford, the Detroit
automobil roanufacturr b'rra to co
operal with the women, bad In his
poaaeaalon alatemenla, some of tbem
elfned. from officials la some of tb
principal countries on both sides of tb
Kuropean conflict, to the general ef.
feet that they would Interpose no ob
lection to tb calling of a conference
of neutrala to make peace propoaala.
WUaaw Relieved laaareeaed. )
Mme. Hch wlromer. who saw the Frea
Ideat several months afo on the sam
subject and who was not optimistic
then, said tonlKht that she believed the
Pre.ldont was deeply Impressed wltb
the Information laid before him.
"The ITesldrnl mad no definite
promise. aba added, "bat I think you
will bear eomethlcf from the Whit
House before Iocs'."
At tbe Wblt House It was said that
there would be no statement regarding
tb cjI. I'p to this time the position
of the rrealdent has been tbat ha has
heard nothing from Europe wblch
leads Aim to bellev that tbe time Is
opportune for blm lo take any sir p.
At the maea meeting today reaolu
I Bar tr a? IIIJiv- 1 I V. I 1. I V
German editor ea little hope of early vto-
tory. rase 1
Bu'cariaaa turn atteatloe ta Aaala-Traack
(arcea. raa .
Mlkade Informs spirits ef predaeessor tbat
he has formally aecende4 ta t&roaa
Americans kill io Villa snipers la border
skirmish. Pan X
Bmoot ear MeAdeo statement usslas fig
ures. Pass A.
WtlMia makes no pledge to women pasc
advocates. Pa( 1.
Tornado la second 'VTlsaeter to Hot Bprtar
aa4 vicinity within two years, rage
Gridiron toll for season IS Uvea. Pag a.
Baa Traaeiaco dateetlv la Oermaa pay bald
for munition slot, peg a.
Arisen vardan rafuae to bang condemned
prlaonar. Pag 1.
Orasoo big winnar la bsrtlenltur at Sxpo-
altloa. rasa li.
West haa another chase soon "ta show
tba Eaat la football. Pag U.
Waahlncton is expected to pisy very team
la Kortcvest next year. Fag i
Crowa of CO fx'0 experts at Army-Navy
(era today, pace 12.
lc nnk attracts S0W on colics BlghC
Inveatltatlus dl'doaM that qoarrel led ta
lilllroaa double alarms at Amity, pas a.
Contractor aak mandamus on Engl&i
Lewla. Paa 4.
tamtffmn declar trad shows big tm-
provement. Pag 1.
flood la Coos River joy to losiera. P( a.
teanmerctal aad Maria a.
Tl'hMt offrrrncs larger In soma Interior so
nona pa it.
btronccr mum market at Chlcaao cm report
ef dacreasea wirtar ecreaae. ras 11.
8.naattonal advances scored by specialties.
Manufacturing eperatlesa en broader acala
Sale ef ftrtmtr Shoehnne and demands oa
lonnu may Incre lumber rate.
1 as. 1.
rartlaad aa4 Tlclaity.
Portland Chamber of Commerce supports
Astoria rata fiant. Pag a.
Vlata House tour of Columbia Highway to
morrow arranged. Pag 9..
Cbwr ia kaynot of electrical campaign.
Rabbi M. 8. Wik, of New York. Is In city
ea Jl.brew relirf nuMlnn. Page 1.
Pole, will clieerve Independence day Uecem.
ber i. Pag IX.
rtuad levy In doubl Pag IX
Electricity la found big Bid In home. Page 7.
j.wa gtv (10. Ova to ar vtctlma Page 1.
treather rrrt. tat ndrr."L Page 17.
LAND IS S0LpF0R TAXES
City Dlspoaea of 21 Parcel. While
S3 Owners Pax t'p.
Twenty-three parcels of property lo
arlous parta of the city sold at auc
Ion yesterday for !.': 01 at a sal
beld at the Clly Hall for delinquency
in street and aawcr aasessments. Thar
war many bidders. Tb property was
old only for tbo amount of the assess
ments against It.
Owners of 13 parcels listed for sale
aved the day for themselves by pay
ing up their assessments shortly be
fore tbe hour of the sale. Tbe next
clinquency sale will be on December
when Irvlngton property will be
sold for sewer delinquency. Tb total
clinquency ia US. 000.
KITCHENER 'VISITS ROME
llrttlnli t'ar eevretarjr Confers WIlJi
ROME, via Paris. Nov. !. Field
Marshal Karl Kitchener. British Becre-
ary for War, today bad an hour's In
terview with Premier Salandra and
later conferred with Baron Sonnino.
Secretary of Foreign Affairs.
Karl Kitchener took luncheon at the
British Embassy, the Italian Ministers
of War and Colonies being present
In the afternoon ha saw General Porro.
under-chief of the general staff.
FORD TO ADVERTISE AMERICA ON THE BATTLEFIELDS OF EUROPE.
Sum in Half Hour.
PLIGHT OF RACE BRINGS TEARS
Story of Plague and Starva
tion Graphically Told.
BEN SELLING GIVES $1500
Julius Meier Contributes $1000 and
Mrs. Sigmund I Yank $650, Fol
lowed by Several Gifts of $500
Each $150,000 Sought.
Generous-hearted members of the
Congregation Beth Israel raised $10,-
000 in less than balf an bour last night
to buy food for starving Jews in Pal
estine, where, as In the Biblical days
of old, the people axe afflicted with
The story of the plight of tha
dwellers of ancient Judes. whose mis
eries have been pitiably increased by
the war. was told by the eloquent Rab
bi Stephen S. Wine, of the Free Byna
cogue of New York City.
It touched the congregation deeply.
Many persons were In tears as Dr.
Wise pictured the sufferings of the
Plight af People la Pictured.
Ho told how men and women and
children are starving because of the
heavy burden of war taxes, imposed
by the Turkish government, added to
whicu is their loss of Income due to
the shutting off of all exportation of
the products of the country.
Ho told how a plague of locusts has
passed over Palestine and eateu up the
products of tbe land.
He told bow 30,000 families are liv
ing a miserable existence on an allow
ance of a quarter to balf a franc a
week (5 to, 10 cents) for each person.
supplied by a relief organixatlon from
the United States. Even this meager
pittance, he said, waa in danger of be-
ii g reduced because funds were run
nlng low. -
And then be told how Louis D. Bran-
dels, of Boston, had asked him to go
West, because he had formerly been
n the West, and ask the people to help
save those in Palestine.
livery Cent to Go to Seedy.
I told him."" said Dr. Wise, "that
would come provided that every penny
gather goes for food for tbe hungry,
without one cent of deduction for any
You will ak roe the question,'
ontlnued Dr. WUe. 'How. much shall
give you? how shall I give? Before
answer let me tell you a little story
"I received tbo. other day a letter
from a woman in JNew Zealand. She
enclosed five shillings, whicb she
asked rue to apply to the relief of tbe
ews of Palestine.
Five snilllngs! That is not a large
sum. But let me tell you what it
meant to her. In her letter, she told
how this five shillings was the entire,
amount she had earned In a week, and
how she wanted to give more but felt
(c'oncludrd on Pag 111, Column 1.)
Condemned Man Declared by Phy
sicians to Be Insane, Though
Death Warrant Signed.
PHOENIX, Ariz.. Nov. 26. On certifi
cate by two physicians that William
Fa 1 tin, eentenced to do hansred today
for the murder of Carl Peterson three
years ago, waa insane. Warden Elms of
the State Penitentiary at Florence re
fused to proceed with the execution.
Attorney-General Jones, who had
warned Sims against such a course, is
preparing to file In the Supreme Court
tomorrow a petition for a citation for
contempt. The death warrant of Faltin
had been signed by all three justices of
the Supreme Co' rt-
Slms later, in accordance with tbe
statute, brought the mental condition
of Faltin to the attention of the Pinal
County Attorney, by whom it was pre
sented to the court of that county. In
vestigation of Faltin's condition will be
made not earlier than December 13.
It was the contention of the Board
of Pardons and Paroles and the Attor
ney-General that Faltin was not in
sane. It is the theory of the Attorney
General that execution could have been
legally suspended only by an order of
the court before whom the question of
insanity was brought. Without such an
order tho warden permitted the time to
pass within which the sentence could
50 MILLIONS LENT BRITAIN
American Banks Are Protected by
NEW YORK, Nov. 26. The committee
of bankers which recently was organ
ized to perfect an additional British
commercial credit today announced that
a six months' loan for $50,000,000. bear
ing this per cent interest and secured
by 11,000,000 British government bonds
had been arranged.
The bonds are to be deposited in the
Bank of England by the borrowers.
who represent eight of London's most
Other similar loans will be under
taken by American bankers as exi
gencies dictate. ,
FIRE HORSE DIES OF GRIEF
Bob," One of Oldest In Service,
Closely Follows Mate in Death.
A broken heart is given as the cause
of the death yesterday at Forest Grove
of "Bob," one of the two oldest fire
horses in the Portland service. He died
while "on pasture" after 12 years in the
On November 1 "Baldy," Bob's team
mate died at the same pasture. Since
then Bob has been frantic and appar
ently broken hearted. Baldy had beer!
In tne service 16 years. The two drew
the hearse at the funeral of the late
Fire Chief Campbell.
JOYRIDERS ARE INDICTED
Unauthorized tre of Auto Leads to
Grand Larceny Charge.
A Joy ride taken Sunday night by
Dr. Francis C. Jones, a young dentist,
and Stanley Johnson, in a borrowed
automobile, resulted in their being
bound over to the grand Jury on a
charge of grand larceny yesterday
The twp men were in a machine
owned by C. Rahn, and taken from in
front of the German House, Thirteenth
and Main streets. After a chase of
20 blocks in another automobile Pa
trolman Elliott captured the autolsts.
CREW FOR PORTLAND ILL
Sailors on Souverain Are Stricken
With Beri Beri.
PORT TOWNSEN'D. Wash., Nov. 26.
The four-masted Norwegian bark Sou
verain, which sailed from Liverpool 1G1
days ago in ballast for the Columbia
River, put in here today with six mem
bers of her crew suffering from beri
beri. One sailor. Harry Shalberg, died
I of the disease November 1 and was
buried at sea.
The ship narrowly escaped going on
the rocks while passing up the Straits
to Port Townsend.
CLEARING WEATHER IS DUE
Rainfall in November Nearly Equals
Average for Three Months.
With the barometer rising the
weather man says Portland is due to
experience merely occasional and not
continued rain for the next 24 hours.
The storm that has swept the North
west for the past few days has moved
to the Dakotas.
The precipitation of 10.32 inches so
far this month is almost equal to the
amount that normally falls from Sep
tember 1 to date, which is 11.08 inches.
BABE NOT TO BE DEPORTED
Immigration Permits Belgian
phan to Stay in America.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 26. Jeanne, a
14-months-old Belgian baby girl, re
cently brought to New York by way
of England, will be permitted to re
main in the United States, under a
decision by the Immigration Bureau to
day, overruling a deportation order by
Its officers at New York.
The case was brought to the bureau
by counsel for Mrs. Percy Proctor, for
merly Baroness von Blaefuss, who has
agreed to adoyt the child.
Parity With Ports on
Puget Sound Asked.
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTS
Proportionately Lower Charge
for This City Proposed.
LOCATION IS ADVANTAGE
Resolution Adopted by Board
Directors Leaves No Doubt as
to Position, as Defined by
The Portland 'Chamber of Commerce
has declared itself lor railroad rates
for Astoria on a parity with Puget
Sound cities and a reduction of tbe
terminal rates to Portland commensu
rate with the shorter haul necessary
to this port.
Resolutions embodying these ideas
were adopted by the board of directors
yesterday, and will be submitted lo
the officials of the Spokane, Portland at
Seattle Railway, as representing tbe
position of the Chamber on the matter
and the action that it urges the rail
road to take.
Reality Board's Ileqnest Granted.
The action of tbe board yesterday
was brought about by thd request from
the Portland Realty Board to tbe
Chamber some weeks ago asking that
it indorse a set of resolutions from
the Realty Board in which a parity
of rates for Astoria and the Sound
ports was asked.
This resolution was naturally re
ferred to the bureau of transportation
as tbe branch of the Chamber befit
qualitied to handle the matter in the
light of expert knowledge," said Man-
ager George K. Hardy, of the Chamber,
last night, commenting upon the posi
tion taken by the Chamber.
Pressnre Is From All Sides.
"There was some division of opinion
in the membership of the Chamber as
to the position the Chamber should
take in the matter. The bureau of
transportation was, in the first place.
opposed to the idea of the Chamber
taking definite action or assuming a
positive position until the Interstate
Commerce Commission had made its
ruling in the Astoria rate case and it
could be known just what the exact
"There has been so much pressure
from all sides, however, that it was
deemed advisable that the Chamber go
on record at this time on the subject
of the Astoria rate. The resolution
was brought out in the form adopted
yesterday so that there may be no mis
understanding as to the position that
the Chamber takes, and it may be
clearly understood that, while tha
Chamber believes in Astoria's right to
a parity of rates with the Puget Sound
ports, it believes aiso that Portland
should have the reduction of rates to
which her geographically advantageous
position rightiully entitles her."
Proposal Made Railroad.
The position of the Chamber of Com
merce was taken on final recommenda
tion from tbe bureau of transportation.
Tbe resolution does not touch on tba
ca'se actually pending before the Inter
state Commerce Commission, but makes
a definite proposition to the Spokane,
Portland & Seattle Railroad, pointing
out the action which Portland believes
it should, in fairness to both cities,
The text of the resolutrcr. follows:
Whereas: in our Judgment, the City of
Astoria ia entitled to ralca on a parity with
Puget Sound ports from certain points a
reasonable distance from said City of Aa
tona uud said Pufiet Sound porta; and
Whereas. Tha haul to Astoria Iroin tne
territory in question ia a water-grade haul
lid involves a lesser cost per ion inau
the haul over the cascade Mountains to
Puget Sound cities; therefore, wo believe
Astoria Is justified In her contention for
said rates on a parity with Puget bound
cities; . .
Therefore be It resolved, mat we join
wliti other organizations and forces of tho
City of Portland and tho City of Astoria In
requesting the otltcera 01 me opunnc,
l'..rt litnif Xr Seattle Railway Company lo
put In full force and effect, at earliest date
possible, ralea irom cerium pomis in Wash
ington, Oregon and Idaho K- Astoria, on a
parity with i'uget Sound cities, it being un
derstood that at the same time the City of
Portland makes application for and will
expect the Spokane, Portland & Seattle
Hallway Company to put in force such
lower rates as Portland, in our Judgment,
is entitled to because of her advantages In
geographical location and tn-aiorter haul
Situation Carefully Studied.
"Action on this matter has been de
ferred for some time, pending a careful
study of the whole situation," said C. C.
Colt, president of-the Chamber of Com
merce, last night, "and the resolution
adopted embodies a c.ear statement of
our beliefs on the relative situation as
compared with Puget Sound.
"There has never been a question in
the minds of our people that Astoria is
entitled to the same rates as Puget
Sound, but we feei that Portland is
entitled to lower rates as are deserved
by reason of the water-grade haul and
the shorter distance. The resolution
contains a clear statement of this po
sition. "There had bejn considerable mis
statements and some misunderstanding
of the actual facts of the case in the
early stages of its public discussion.
Portland is glad to be of assistance to
Astoria or to any other section of the
state, but in doing so, we do not feel
that Portland is called upon to give up
any rightful advantage she may have "
by reason of her natural location. This
is no more than fair.
"The action taken by the Chamber
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