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TIIE MORNING OREGONIAN, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1916.
IRC HAIL WILL
KEEP SEVEN SHIPS
Liquidation Halted and Sale to
Grace & Co. Rescinded
, by Stockholders.
F'.AG STAYS ON PACIFIC
A' tion of Directors Formally Ap
proved by Stockholders at New
York Meeting Majority In
terest Held by Grace.
NEW TOKK. Feb. 18. (Special.)
Liquidation of the Pacific Mail Steam
ship Company, which was undertaken
by the Southern Pacific Company, own
er of a majority of the stock, on the
ground that It was not profitable to
retain the line under the onerous bur
dens proposed by the La Follette sea
mens act, has been halted and the Pa
cific mail will continue in operation.
The announcement was made today
following: a meeting of stockholders.
The present owners of the majority
interest in Pacific Mail are vv. R
Grace & Co.. who recently acquired
110.800 shares from the Southern Pa
cific Company for $10 a shatje, after
the distribution of $25 a share from
the proceeds of the sale of the com
pany's four largest vessels. They have
decided, in view of the fact that the
Pacific Mail steamship's flag is wel
and favorably known to the trade lr
Central and South America, to keep the
charter alive and to continue the oper
ation of the Pacific Mail Company.
Vessels Will Be Returned.
To make this step legal, the stock
holders approved action by their di
rectors, looking: to the return of the
seven smaller ships recently sold torthe
American International Corporation.
These are the steamships Peru. City of
Para, Newport. Aztec, San Juan. San
.lose and Pennslyvania. The sale of
these vessels for $1,250,000 was effected
. by the Southern Pacific, and it was an
: nounced at the time that they would be
operated for the new owners by W. R.
Grace & Co.
Soon afterward the remaining assets
of the Pacific Mail Company were ac
quired by W. R. Grace & Co., who
agreed to pay an additional $2.50 a
share If the assets showed that value
upon appraisal. The same terms were
offered to minority holders.
Fleet to Remain Intact.
The effect of the new arrangement
Is to cancel the recent sale of the seven
smaller vessels to the American Inter
national Corporation and leave them In
possession of the Pacific Mall Steam
ship Company, now owned and operated
by W. R. Grace & Co. There is a close
community of interest between the cor
poration and W. R. Grace & Co.
Officials of the American Interna
tional Corporation explained that the
decision to buy the vessels had Deen
reached through a desire to keep the
American flag on the Pacific and that
when W. R. Grace Co. obtained pos
session of the other assets the corpo
ration was glad to cancel its purchase
.agreement. 'As a result the only fleet
of American-owned vessels In the Pa
cific will remain intact.
yesterday as though they "enjoyed
Spring practice. There are a number
of persons in pleasant weather who
dally visit the waterfront with pack
ages of waste bread and such food,
and their consideration temporarily
takes the birds from their usual pas
time of following in the wake of ves
sels for the galley discard.
Weather prophets of the beach re
ceived a setback Thursday, when they
opined that the fact seagulls were
Hying unusually high betokened the
approach of a storm. "Captain" Budd,
watching their nights from Ash-street
dock, said It was safe to form a pool
on a shift of weather, but he recalled
the declaration when even more pleas
ant conditions were experienced yesterday.
Work of loading the steamer Tamalpais
wit h lumber for the West Coast is going
ahead at the Multnomah mill and she la to
be cleared today.
That tho Elmore fleet will not call In the
.Siuslaw in the future was given out yes
terday , by Joseph Pratt, Portland agent. No
reason was assigned for the change. The
Tillamook and Patay. of that lUe, got a-?n.y
yesterday, the former for Bandon and way
ports and tho latter for Tillamook. The Tll
Imook Is to be laid np after her present
voyage, which is the first she has made in
several weeks, having undergone an over
hauling at Astoria.
That a new light has been established on
the easterly sld- the south entrance to
the looks and canal at Oregon City was an
nounced yesterday at the headquarters of
the 17th lighthouse district. Superintendent
Hoadley left yesterday for Puget hound on
an Inspection trln and will attend the
launching at Seattle this morning of the
now tender Rose.
Having, finished tho first cut of 320 feet
in width in Ihe new Slaughter's channel,
the Oovprnment dredge Multnomah was
shifted to the upper end of the channel yes-
terdav to make a second cut that will he
".r.r feet wide for tart of the distance and
taper to 200 feet.
On the arrival of the Kentuckian, of the
American-Hawaiian line, last night, she im
mediately began discharging cargo. The
vessel has more than 3300 tons of New York
freight, and on unloading that will take
on about 0h tons for the Hawaiian lsianas,
sailing direct for Honolulu, early next week.
The vessel is in command of Captain De
lano, who made numerous acquaintances
here oa his last voyage. '
Completing her trip from Bandon, the
steamer Coqullle, purchased by the Shaver
line for towing purposes on the river,
reached Astoria at 3 o'clock yesterday after
noon and will probably be in the harbor to
day. She left Bandon Thursday morning
and was first reported off the entrance to
the Columbia shortly before noon yesterday,
covering the distance as had been estimated.
Captain James Stewart, here last as mas
ter of the British ship Bay of Biscay, has
returned from abroad to assume command
of tho British bark Trldonia, which Is dis
charging ballast at Llnnton. Captain Beat
tie, who brought the vessel here, was given
command at Newcastle. N. S. W., and will
return home from Portland.
in tow pf the Port of Portland tng Wal
lula.. the French hark Notre Dame d'Arvor,
which reached the river from Melbourne
Thurndav, arrived up last night ami. berthed
at the North Pacific mill to unload ballast.
m GORmlGKS ORDER
I take full charge of the Second Portland
district February 29, responsibility for
which is at present vested in Colonel
St. Helens Will Have Capac
ity of 1,500,000 Feet.
DRY DOCK PROMISED TAC03IA
Structure to Accommodate Biggest
of Vessels Will Cost $1,500,000.
TACOMA, Wash., Feb. 18. .(Special.)
Construction of what is eventually
New Steamer to Be Built at Lnlniil b AJLryd,c LSpa"" f
afloat is to be started off Point De
fiance within the near future, follow
ing an agreement between the Tacoma
Smelting Company and the Metropol
tan Park entered into today.
The drydock. when the breakwater
to be constructed now by the smelting
company is turned into the larger
proposition, will cost approximately
$1,500,000. The breakwater will be
1000 feet long and 40 feet across.
The smelting company will build the
breakwater with slag from its plant,
Having exhausted its own available
dumping ground the concern decided
to make the offer. At the rate of 20
000 tons of slag a month it will take
more than a year to build the break
JAPANESE IN MARKET, TOO
Xegotiations Cnder Way for Con
struction of Steel Shipbuilding
Plant by Northwest and Wil
lamette Steel Companies.
ACTIVITY VOTED IN SHIP
Charlt a R. McCormick interests
order steamer to carry 1,500,000
feet of lumber, to be completed
January 1, 1917.
Kobe firm asks for bids on
construction at Portland of four
modern steamers for delivery as
soon as possible. .
Negotiations under way for es
tablishment of steel shipbuilding
News From Northwest Ports.
HOQTJIAM. Wash.. Feb. 18. (SDeclal.l
ine roar-masted scnooner Fred J. Wood ar
rived this afternoon. 70 days oat from Mel
bourne. She reported an uneventful pas-
sago. After moving to the Ltnstrom ship
yards in Aberdeen for general hull over
hauling and painting, she vvlll he towed to
the K. K. Wood mill In Hoquiam for a full
carpo ot lumber lor tne return voyaite.
The four-masted schooner Espada has
completed at the Lytle mill a full cargo of
lumber for Antotagasta, Chile, and will be
towed down the harbor tomorrow.
Captain Matt Peasley. made famous in
stories by Peter B. Kyne. is master of the
Fred J. Wood. His wife is aboard also. He
made the round trip from Grays Harbor in
six months to a day.
ASTORIA. Or.. Feb. 18. (Special.) The
British steamer Greystoke Castle sailed to-
aay tor tne unnea ningaom wnn grain -irom
OLD DECISION IS INDORSED
Itecord of Sale to W. R. Grace & Co.
Is Formally Cleared.
SAN" FRANCISCO, Feb. IS. John H.
Rosetter. manager of W. K. Grace &
Co. and vice-president and general
manager of the Pacific Mail Company,
"The action of the stockholders in
rescinding the Bale of the Pacific Mail
Panama fleet to W. R. Grace & Co.
was the formal indorsement of a deci
sion reached months ago. The Pacific
Mail Company is owned by the Amer
ican International Mercantile Marine
and W. R. Grace & Co.
"The officials of the Mercantile Ma
rine were undecided at first as to
-whether or not they wanted to operate
"these steamers as part of the Pacific
Mail Company. It was decided to
operate them, and today's action in
New York clears the record of their
sale to Grace & Co."
The ships that were sold to W. R.
Grace & Co. are operated by the Pa
cific Mail between San Francisco and
Panama and way ports. Prior to the
tale of its Panama fleet the Pacific
Mail disposed of its trans-Pacific fleet
TWO BAG CARGOES ARRANGED
v Summer Schedule.
DUE "tO ARRIVE.
Name. From Date.
Bear Los Angeles In port
Breakwater tan Diego reo. ...
Beaver Los Angeles Feb. "3
Koanoke San Diego Feb. 27
F. A. Kilburn San Francisco. ... Feb. 27
Northern Pacific. . .San Francisco. ...Mar. V
DUE TO DEPART.
Name. For Date.
Bf-ar Lo Angelea Feb. 1
Wapama San Diego Feb. 20
Breakwater San Diego Feb. 23
Celllo San Diego Feb. 24
Beaver , .Los Angeiea. . . . . Feb. tfi
F. A. Kilburn San Francisco. ... Feb. 2S
Koanoke San Diego Mar. 1
Northern Taclfic. . .San Francisco Mar. M
DUE TO ARRIVE.
Name. From Date.
Kentuckian New York In port
Honolulan .New York Mar. JS
Georslan New York April 1
DUE TO DEPART.
Name. For Date.
Kentuckian....... Honolulu. Feb. 24
Georgian. ........ .Honolulu. ....... April 4
.Atagosau Maru Brings Part of
Gunny Load to Portland.
Portland is to receive direct ship
ments of gunny bags from Calcutta
amounting to 4500 bales aboard the
Japanese steamer Atagosan Maru,
which Mitsui & Co. have chartered to
load there for San Francisco and this
harbor. On discharging here she loads
American shipments for the return to
the Far East. The Atagosan Maru
was formerly the Alberta and under the
She Is the second vessel chartered
on the Coast to handle bags and burlap
so far this season, and more are ex
perted to be taken, while shipments
will be made as usual jan regular lines.
Swayne & Hoyt recently took the Brit
ish tramp King Malcolm for gunnies
from Calcutta, and her cargo, it is un
derstood, is to be handled in the in
terest of the Bernes Bag Company.
ROTARLANS CHARTER BEAR
Jjlncr to Carry San Franctecoans on
Special Trip Tuesday.
Arrangements may be made today
for the issuance of a special excursion
permit' for -the steamer Bear to carry
StQ Rotarians of San Francisco from
their native city to the Farralone
Islands, when the ceremony of burying
the hammer or some such instrument
14 to be observed. The trip is to be
made after the arrival of the Bear
The Bear sails from Portland at 3
o'clock this afternoon, and will carry
among her passengers 30 Or 40 linemen
of the Pacific States Telephone & Tele
frraph Company's corp., who were or
dered here from San Francisco and Los
Angeles to aid in the rehabilitation of
. the company's system, following- 'the
. recent silver thaw. The Bear will
I fcave a capacity cargo.
; rOUTLAXDERS FEK0 GULLS
Opening of Spring Starts Practice
Among Winged Catchers.
- One of the pleasant weather pas
" limes along the waterfront, that of
feeding seagulls frem docks and
" bridges, has been taken up with the
' change experienced during the past
week from snow and Ice. and there
. were a number out yesterday. Most
of the gulls worked vp high averages
;Jast year in catching pieces of bread
;ca the fly, and' they were on the wing
Marconi Wireless Reports. y
All positions reported at 8 P. M. Feb
ruary 18 uhIcm otherwise designated.)
I-urllne. Honolulu for San Francisco, .134S
miles from Han Francisco, February 17.
Kntirnrisc Sun Francisco for Honolulu,
I2!:t miles from San Francisco, February 17.
Hllonian Seattlo for Honolulu 213 miles
from Cape Flattery, February 1.
Manoa, San r'ranclsro for Honolulu, 693
miles from San r-rancisco. February 17.
Hyades. Honolulu for San Francisco, 2u6
miles from San Francisco. February 17.
(Jreat Northern. San Francisco for Hono
lulu, miles from San Francisco, Feb
Bessie Doll3r, Orient for San Francisco.
lo."iO miles from San Francisco, February 17.
WMhelmfna. left Honolulu for Hilo 0 F. M.
Thomas. San Francisco for Manila, 91
miles west of Honolulu, February 17.
Logan, Balboa for Manila. IV22 miles
west of Honolulu, February 1".
Porter, iiontercy for Portland, 111 miles
fro m M o n t c-rev.
Topeka, Eureka for San trancisco, 12
miles north of Point Arena.
San Kamon. Portland for San Francisco,
40 miles south of Point Arena.
Aroline. San Pedro for San Francisco, five
miles north of Point Sur.
President. San Pedro for San Francisco,
5 miles south of San Francisco.
Breakwater, San Francisco for Portland,
17 miles north of San Francisco.
Queen. San" Francisco for San Pedro, eight
miles north of Pigeon Point.
Koanoke. Port rand for San Francisco, 75
miles north f San Francisco.
Coronado. Aherdeen for San Francisco, 45
miles south of Blanco. .
Herrin, Llnnton for Monterey, 310 miles
south of tr.e loiumbia K Ivor.
Klamath. Tacoma for San Francisco, 15
miles north of Cape Blanco.
Mills, Portland for Martinez, 477 miles
Asuncion, Portland for Richmond, 436
miles north of Richmond.
Congress. San Francisco for Seattle, 122
miles north of Cape Blanco.
Bradford. San Francisco for Taltal, 2290
miles south of San Francisco, February 1 7.
Desot-, San Francisco for Plsagua, 1861
mites south of San Francisco, February 17.
Newport, Balboa for San Francisco,
AcaJutla, February 17.
Peru, San Francisco for Balboa, at San
Alliance, San Pedro for Corinth, 61 miles
south of San Diego.
San Jose, Balboa for San Francisco, 550
miles south of San Francisco.
Speedwell, San Pedro for San Francisco,
18 miles north or San Pedro.
Cuzco, San Francisco for Callao, 1107 miles
south of ban Francisco.
Centralla, San Francisco for Mazatlan, 720
mnes sou in or ban I'earo.
Chanslor, Monterey for Everett, arrived
Governor, Victoria for San Francisco, off
Movements of Vessels.
PORTLAND, Feb. IS. Arrived Steamer
Kentuckian, from New York via way ports
French bark Notre Dame d'Arvor. from
Melbourne, balled Steamer F. A. Kilburn.
for San Francisco via Coos Bay and Eureka.
Astoria, Feb. IS. Arrived at 7 :4." and
left up at t A. M., steamer Kentuckian.
from New York via way ports. Sailed at
9: CO A. . M., steamer Mills, for Monterey;
at 9:40 A. M., cteamer Asuncion, for San
Francisco; at 11:40 A. M., British steamer
Greystoke Castle and Norwegian steamer
Wascana, for United Kingdom. Arrived at
3 P. M., steamer Coqullle, from Bandon.
San Francisco. Feb. 18. Sailed at mid
night, steamer Carmel, for Portland.
Feb. 17 Arrived at 0 and sailed at 1 1
P. M., steamer Multnomah, from Portland
for San Pedro.
Astoria. Feb. 17. Arrived down at 5:40
P. M-, Norwegian steamer Wascana. Left
up at S P. M., French baric Notre Dame
Rio Janeiro, Feb. 15. Arrived Steamer
Aran, from Sn Francisco for London.
Antofaasta. Feb. 17. Arrived Steamer
La H:ibra. from San Francisco.
Mejllones. Feb. 17. Arrived Steamer
Falcon, from Belllngham.
San Francisco. Feb. IS. Arrived Alva
rada, from Tacoma; Baja California, Cale
ta. from Coloso; Colonel E. I Drake, from
Vancouver; Hardy, from Coos Bay ;' Fair
Oaks, from Iquique: Admiral Dewey, from
Seattle: Rainier, from Port Ludlow. Sailed
Steamers Yellowstone, towing" tug Ida W.,
for Coos Bay; Olympic, for Bellingham;
Carmel, for Portland.
Seattle. Feb. 1-S. Arrived El Seirundo.
Admiral Schley, Northland, from San Fran
cisco: Admiral Evans, from Southwestern
Alaska. Sailed Steamers Governor, for
San Diego; JenVrson, Alkl, for Southeastern
Alaska: lxlon (Mruisni. lor Manila; is or in
land for San Francisco.
Ba boa. Feb. J Naiiea steamers J, A.
Moffett, for San Francisco, towing barge f3;
Paralso. from San Francisco for Guayaquil.
Shanghai. Feb. 3 7 Arrived steamer Nip
pon Maru. from San Francisco. Sailed, 16th
Steamer Yucatan for San Francisco.
Stavanger. Feb. IS. Arrived Steamer
Arabien, from San Francisco.
One day's developments in Portland's fvortIand- As ereFad ial,Ie,d to, havl
maritime sphere show that there are ln Pnrnnnfi h- h,fi rnmiS tn
numerous puasiunuiea lur una, uwuui- do, the steamer was delayed here over night
incr a center for the construction or for fumigation.
deep-water-men of both wooden and The gasoline schooner Mirene arrived dur
steel tvoes tne night from Waldport with general
Information became current yester- n,r . H6WO(ian n .fB.m.. vfl
aay mat me ivicoormiCK nne, w men tucklan arrived today from New York via
operates from Ban Diepro and otner the Straits of Magellan and San Francisco
California norts to Portland, handling; with part cargo for Portland.
general cargro this way and returning Th tank steamers Mills and Asuncion
with lumber, has decided on building "yiitjrtlSaf01" discharlDS
another steamer, of much the same Tne Norwegian steamer "Wascana sailed
general type as others of the fleet, but today for the United Kingdom, with a cargo
larger and capable of carrying about of grain from Portland.
500.000 feet more lumber, giving her a "he steam schooner Daisy Putnam with
ranoitv f 1 Rnn Ann Sh ho lumoer irora roriitmu, me v eater n reguu
mill, Westport, and Wauna. shifted to
turned out at the plant of the St. Knappton during the niht to load 140.000
.ntjitrna on ipou i lain g tompany uy ou.uu- feet 0f lumber, sne win sail ior san Fran
ary 1. 1917. The company is completing! cisco tonight.
the auxiliary schooner City of Portland The work of discharging the deckioad ot
month; a second of the same type and r0rt will then be maae to pump out the hold.
size is under way. and a third has been
ordered to be started when the City of COOS BAY", Or.. Fftb. 18. (Special.) The
Portland is completed, while yet an- steam schooner Westenjer "Tfi??!"
omer auxiliary scnooner nas oeen . -H nt VnPth -R-nd
started there for Captain William Foe obscured the Coos Bay bar this noon
Wrightson, of Mobile, Ala., for the and no vessels have been sighted since, nor
Mobile-Cuban trade, to be ready in has any departed. The Cape Arago fog
WORK IS INDICATED
Secretary McAdoo Asks for
Increase in Allotment of
Funds for Year.
$850,000 NOW DESIRED
tablishinsr a United States naval base
on the Columbia River near Astoria is
tirgred in a resolution adopted today by
the Salem Commercial Club.
The obtaining of a naval base of the
first class at the mouth of the Colum
bia Is declared to be an "essential and
vital element of the preparedness pro
gramme for National defense." The
resolution indorses the bill recently in
troduced in the House of Representa
tives by W. C. Hawley. of this district,
providing for establishing: . the naval
base for an initial expenditure of
$3,000,000 for the purpose.
Another resolution adopted by the
club indorses the movement for the
state publication of textbooks for ele
mentary schools. Copies of this resolu
tion will be sent to all other commer
cial bodies of Oregon with the request
tnat they bacK the plan for obtaining
legislative sanction for state-published
CHINESE TELLS NEED
Many Who Are Educated Do
Not Do Right. Says Speaker.
Work Probably Will Start Soon and
HequestyMade Congress Gives
Pronyse of Completion
by June 30, 1917.
ORKGON1AN NEWS BUREAU. "Wash
ington, Feb. 18. The Secretary of the
Treasury today sent to Congress sup
plemental estimates for appropriations
GRAPES SOUR, SAYS BERLIN
German Press Minimize Importance
of Fall of Erzcrnm.
BERLIN, via London. -Feb. 18. The
Berlin newspapers generally accept as
true the announcement from Petrograd
of the capture of Erzerum, although It
has not been confirmed from Turkish
sources. The press is Inclined to mini
mize the importance of the Russian
The Lokal Anzieger flays the forts
for public buildings which can De prof-I at Erzerum were old and probably con
itably expended during the coming fis
He recommends that the Portland ap-
proprfation be increased to $8o0,000.
that the Roseburg appropriation be in
creased to J128.000, and Vancouver item
to S155.000. These increased appro
priations, if authorized in the sundry
civil bill, will permit continuous work.
News that the Secraiary of the Treas
ury has recommended that the Portland
appropriation for public buildings for
the fiscal year ending June 30, 1917, be
increased to $850,000. his previous rec- DAI I A9 IWFIM ATTAPK QUIT
1 $425,000, is ... ... vwi
tamed no guns that were not built
more than 20 years ago. It points out
that tne mountainous district to the
west of Erzerum makes possible effect
lve opposition by the Turks to pur
The Tageblatt thinks the political re
sults may be more important than the
military consequences. It believes the
effect on the military situation will not
be great, as the fortress can servo the
Russians for only unimportant local
ommendation having been
the first sign of hope to a waiting city
that the beginning of work on the new
postoffice is actually near at hand.
Reading Between the lines of the lor
mal recommendation, it carries an orn
cial intimation that worK not only will
start soon, but that the postoffice build
ing itself may be completed and ready
for equipment by June 30. 1917,
One million dollars has been appro
priated by Congress for the postoffice.
Of this amount the supervising archl
tect at Portland has apportioned $850,
000 for the building and $150,000 for
equipment and furnishing. It is the
custom for Congress to make such ap
To Correct Impression Over Polk
County Statement Is Signed.
DALLAS. Or., Feb. 18. (Special.)
Five members of the Dallas City Coun
cil in a signed statement today an
nounced the injunction suit- recently
commenced to test the right of the
County Court to levy taxes within the
City of Dallas to raise funds with which
to aid in the construction of the inter-
county bridge at West Salem.
In the statement it is said that the
PPTlflrt hna kOr.n 1 r-ll 1 ;j t ail mtnw tia
propriatlons available according to the COUnty that Dallas, as a municipal cor-
Juno and cost $60,000.
Japanese Want VchucIs Built.
A firm of Japanese vessel owners
located at Kobe were heard from yes
terday in a request that a Portland
firm bid on four modern carriers, all
steamers, one of 3000 to -1000 tons, the
next to be from 4000 to 5000 tons, the
third from 6000 to 7000 tons, and the
fourth from 8000 to 10,000 tons. It was
promised that if plants here would
undertake to construct the ships a rep
resentative of the company would be
ordered here at once to confer with
The information was "Conveyed to
Bert C. Ball, president of the Willam
ette Iron & Steel Works, who may be
ln a position shortly to handle such
work. It has been known for some
time that the Willamette Iron & Steel
Works was interested in having an
independent plant established on the
river where steel could be assembled
for the construction of hulls of steam
ers, the preference being that another
concern handle that part of contracts.
while the Willamette interests would Mr.
build machinery and boilers.
St. Helens Plant Won't Change.
An effort was made to. have the St.
Helens Shipbuilding Company join ln
such a departure, enlarging the St.
Helens plant and installing additional
machinery, as at present only wooden
vessels are built there. The St. Helens
corporation preferred to continue
wooden construction, though strong
pressure was brought to bear, as was
published In The Oregonian, December
Now the plan Is for the Willamette
Iron & Steel Works, the plant which Is
at the foot of Seventeenth street, to
join with the Northwest Steel Company,
located at the foot of Sheridan street,
in a shipyard
Fiorn was blowing constantly this afternoon
and the fog became thicker.
ABERDEEN. Wash., Feb. 18. (Special.)
The schooner Ariel. 64 days from Sydney,
expected here shortly to load. Six other
windjammers are en route to Grays Harbor,
but most or them are not due lor luiiy
Vessels Kntered Yesterday.
American steamer F. A. Kilburn, eeneral
cargo, from San Francisco and way ports.
Vessels Cleared Yesterday.
American steamer F. A. Kilburn, general
carw. for San Francisco via way ports.
Gasoline schooner TlllamooR. general
cargo, tor roast ports.
CLAIMS BILL MAY PUSS
measure: for aid of sherhax
COINTV SETTLERS DEPARTURE,
Sinnott Has Tabulated Amounts
Aggregating 994,6-18 Approved
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, Feb. 17. Representative Sinnott
having obtained a favorable report on
his Sherman County settlers' bill, is
hopefuh of procuring its passage
through the House when irt the
claims calendar is reached. The bill
differs radically from previous bills
for the settlement of these long-stand'
ing claims, in that it specifies the
amount to be paid to. each individual
whose claim has been approved by the
Interior Department and by the claims
committee of the House. Only claims
amounts recommended for expenditure
by the Secretary of the Treasury, by
providing revenue against the amounts
to be so expended.
Lewis P. Hobart, the ban Francisco
architect who drew up the plans for the
Postoffice building, is now at Wash
ington talking it over with the super
vising architect. Inasmuch as Secre
tary McAdoo has raised his estimate of
the amount that can be profitably ex
pended from $425,000, as reported a few
days ago, to $850,000, the exact amount
apportioned to the building, it looks
as if the supervising architect had de
cided the whole building can be com
pleted within the coming fiscal year.
SHERIDAN APPEAL HEARD
poration, was behind the injunction
suit in order to avoid paying its just
proportion of the cost of the Salem
bridge, and it was to correct this that
the statement was made. Responsibil
ity for the suit is entirely shifted to
the individual plaintiff. The injunc
tion was denied by Judge Belt, who
holds that a city could not exempt it
self from liability for its proportion of
taxes for the construction of inter-
MISSIONARIES ARE PRAISED
rSOON "FLASHES" ARE SEEN
Arguments Made in Behalf of Con
victed Kosebnrg Banker.
ROSEBURG. Or.. Feb. 1 8. (Special.)
Arguments in the appealed case of
T. R. Sheridan, a former Roseburg
banker, who was convicted in the Fed
eral Court at Portland some time ago
on two charges 0 abstracting funds
from a National, banking association,
were heard before the Court of Ap
peals at San Francisco today, accord
ing to word received by local attorneys.
It was asserted by the prosecution
at the time of Mr. Sheridan's trial In
Portland that he withdrew the funds of
David Hull, of Roseburg, and Mrs.
T ...n.--, fi-nrv. honlf nf whlih
he was president and applied the FRIENDLY SUIT IS CLOSED
money to nis personal use. ne is unuer
sentence to serve five vears at McNeil's
Island. Prior to his arrest Mr. Sheri- Record Made for Sale of Kpiscopal
dan was one of the most prominent , .
hanker in Oregon. School Property.
Phenomenon Due to Clouds or Hu
midity in Upper Air Strata.
If you happened to notice the moon.
either last night or the night before,
when it was appearing above the
horizon, and saw gleams of light that
seemed to-break from the moon and
vanish in indefinite lines and angles.
you were not mistaken. This is not
Several Portland moongazers no
ticed the frequent "moon flashes," and
inquiry shows the phenomenon due
either to the formation of filmy clouds
on the horizon, invisible to the naked
eye, yet of sufficient density to ob
scure the moon ever so slightly; or to
the increase of humidity in the upper
strata of air, inducing refraction of the
Silver Jubilee- of Christian Institu
tion Celebrated Willi Talks on
Work In Orient and Exten
sive Musical Protrrunime.
Educated Chinese students who
back to China without realizing the
fullness of Christianity are a nulsanrn
to the Chinese government, said Kcv.
Leo Tong at tho silver jubileo of tho
Chinese Christian Mission, celebrated
yesterday and last nlRht at the East
Side Christian Church.
"The trouble with most of our young
men who are educated in America in
that they go back to China without tho
love of God in their hearts. Th-v enter
tho civil service and become grafters.
You cannot make a Chinese a citizen
by writing him out a citizenship paper;
that will not make him loyal. Von
must teach him. He must learn r.nn
lish, learn about government, and niosl.
of all, learn Christianity.
I am glad to see women teaching
and working In America. You do not
find that ln China. Our women do not
get out and teach the. foreigners. Thc
have no ambition. Hut the missionaries
are changing China. For myself I am
glad for everything I have learned In
America. What I am the Chinese, Mis
sion has made me."
An interesting description of the life
of the Orientals and the methods of
educating and Christianiziim I hein was
given by Mrs. A A. Kcllms. l.oule
Dip, h Chinese student, told of "Wli.it
the Mission Means to Me," praising tho
work and expressing gratitude for the
benefits of American civilization .'iiui
Christianity. Law Mar, another stu
dent, sang. Several numbers were sung
by the Woodlawn choir, comprising lis
boys and girls.
Key. L. A. MelllnRcr. of tlv V oo.l-
lawn Church, talked on missionary
work in general, and said that " ilh alf
due respect to tho luynicn's mission
ary movement, most of our missiona ry
enthusiasm is mere sentiment, and wi1
are indifferent to the field at our feet."
Twenty-six Chinese boys from the
mission and their dozen teachers sang a
hymn at the. close of the service. In
the afternoon Mrs. H. L. Dunn, Mrs. W.
L. Mellincer and Mrs. L. D. ilriilmin
spoke. The East Side Young People's
Society prr,vided tho music.
w ho th n,Dft so approved have been incorporated in
sideration some time and have nego- "1". ' " k-,, 1
tiated with the Northwest Steel Com
pany, but nothing definite has been
done," said Mr. Ball yesterday. "Nego
tiations may be terminated next week
It is not settled where the yard would
be located, but. In all probability, as
the Northwest fateel Company has
ground space south of the plant, it
would be established there.
Joseph R. Bowles, president of the
Northwest Steel Company, is in San
Francisco, according to Walter B.
Beebe, vice-president of the company,
who said last night that negotiations
had not been closed.
ASTORIA STOP OPPOSED
MR. BURKE BACKS BILL TO REPEAL
Plan of Having Only One Cimtom
Home, A'ecesaltating Registration
at Aatorla, Is Assailed.
Tide at Arttoita iSaturdar.
HlEh. - Ixw.
1:2 A. M T.S feet!7:-12 A. M 2.2 feet
1:05 P. M S.4 feeti7:51 p. it., ...0.1 foot
Vessels bound to or from Portland
should not be compelled, as at present,
to stop at Astoria to file ship's papers
unless they have business there in the
way of passengers or Cargo.
That is the vierw of Collector of Cus
toms Burke, and the reason he assigns
for - supporting a measure now before
Congress, introduced by Kepresenta
tive McArthur, which has for its object
the repeal of three antiquated statutes,
which make it incumbent on masters
of vessels entering or leaving the river
to file a copy of their manifest at the
In connection with statements cred
ited to Frank Patton. of the Port of
Astoria Commission, as published in a
report of Wednesday s proceedings of
that body, that there should be only
one custom-house In the Oregon dis
trict and that located at Astoria, Col
lector Burke has issued a communica
tion, copies of which have been given
the press and forwarded to commercial
bodies here and at Astoria. Collector
'Equally absurd is the idea of hav
ing only one custom-house in the Ore
gon district and locating that at the
mouth of the river. Viewed exclu
sively in the interest of Columbia River
commerce the bills now before Con
gress itnended to relieve the Columbia
River boats from the unnecessary de
lays mentioned, should have the hearty
Support, in my judgment, of both Port
and and Astoria."
Major Jewett in Charge of District.
Under orders from the War Depart
ment, reaching here yesterday. Major
Henry C. Jewett, Corps of Engineers.
U. S. A., who was assigned to Portland
as military assistant to Colonel Mc
Klnstry, reporting in March, 1915, will
priation of $94,648. Thebill provides
for the payment of the
Harry Hill, $1235; Hiram B. Powell, de-
l.ceased, $2000: Otis B. Messlnger, $2000,
David w. Hutr, deceased, J14-10: Eliza J.
Powell, 512U5; Luther B. Hill, $S00; Alva
B. Craft. $1290; Benjamin E. Dougherty,
$16U0; Theron S. Hill, deceased, $2000;
James H. Clements, $1300; Absalom B.
Allison, $1S75; Edsar Lewis, $llso; Kliza-
beth A. Bates, $las.": Lena Wegener, J12.SO;
kuius ri. K.ing, cnaries k.. Huff,
$1iW0; Grace T. Hill, $1625; John B. Coon,
$1420.41; Merit F. S. Henton, $1500; Robert
U Allison, $ihis; ciarK E. Brown. K1515;
Reuben D. Allison. $1430; Adolph Perrault,
$2U00; Lester A. Heath, $18:JU; Warren D.
Marshall, $15)70; Anastalle Perrault, $14(10
John Willet, 110; John W. -Willis. $800;
Diedrich Patjens. deceased, $S50; Ellen E
McLeod. now Ellen E. Somer, $S0O; George
SI. Simpson, $800; Henry Nachand. ssoo:
Casclous W. Falrchild, $833; Frank Wat-
kins, deceased. $5tH; William Daugherty,
deceased, $10:29; Alice M. Coats, deceased,
$570; Thomas J. Farra. deceased, $1700;
Edgar G. Messlnger, $1760; Louisa M. Clem
ents, jiooo; George u. Clements, sieu.i;
William Krusow. $1899.72; Thomas F.
Cochran. $300; George Meader, $2000; Will.
lam H. Andrews, $2uu0; Charlie W. Barzee,
$ltfOO; Joel H. Reed, deceased, $1370; John
O. Powell. $1400; Abraham C. Huff. $1400;
John D. Wilcox. $1200; Eugene W. GarlicK
$1400: Goodrich D. Boardman, $700; Elisha
T. vallandlngham. $1080: Frank A. Sayrs.
$1900; Wlliiam S. Powell, as transferee of
Georee W. Mark. $l.)!Mi Thomas Macken,
$1120; Jamee Macken, $1200; Joel M. Powell,
deceased, J20"o; Leon V. Moore, sin4u; r Tea
Kriijow. $:255; TTriah Serviss, $2000; Alex
ander Scott $1350; Thomas Walsh, deceased.
$480: johan Janssen, i3.o; rcimer f. neatn.
$1000: John Fulton. $1200- Carl Peetz. $2000;
John W. Messlnger, $2000.
The bill also contains the following
'That no agent, attorney, firm of at
torneys, or any persons engaged here'
tofore or hereafter in preparing, pre
senting, or prosecuting this claim shall
directly or indirectly, receive or re
tain for such service in preparing, pre
senting, or prosecuting such claim, or
for any a,ct whatsoever In connection
therewith an amount greater than-5
per centum of the amount allowed
under this bill to the person for whom
he has acted as agent or attorney.
"That no purchaser or assignee of
the claims of any of the said claim
ants shalf receive therefore a greater
amount than was paid to the claimant
for his assignment."
1-411 I lO rl IIO nOOnorO . I rT irienaiy suit orougnt Dy toisnop
UHLLHO bLUD UffUOLO HOI Walter T. Sumner, of the Episcopal
IMsneiising With Services of Road-
master Leads to Objection.
ASTORIA DEBATERS WIN
Church, for the purpose of making
record of the consent of all parties
concerned -to the diversion of the trust
fund of the Bishop Scott Academy to
other church purposes and the sale of
the 100 acres of property in Yamhill
DALLAS, Or., ' Feb. 18. (Special.) I County, was consummated yesterday
The Dallas Commercial Club held its I when Circuit Judge Gatens signed the
first regular monthly dinner at the- decree.
Hotel Gail in this city last evening. The suit was filed Wednesday, and
The club went on record as being op- the same day the answer was tiled con-
posed to the County Court dispensing senting to the decree asked. The ac
withthe services of a roadmaster. At tion was brought against heirs of the
the last meeting of the Commissioners, donors of the original property at
J. Waldo Finn, roadmaster, was re- Eighteenth and Everett streets to the
lieved from duty. This action was not ! academy. The school was losing money
due to any objection to Mr. Finn, but heavily, ana had been discontinued.
merely because the County Court de
sire,l to cut down the oneratinc- ex-
penses of the county government. MOOSE ARE UN IN STRUCT ED
unon Dublicitv and promotion to pre
pare a list of the achievements of the lowans. However, Will Be E.xpectetl
local organization since its institution
five years ago.
to Support Roosevelt.
ORCHESTRA HEARD BY 1700
Rehearsal Snid to Promise Treat
Seventeen hundred students from
Jefferson High School, St. Mary's
Academy and grade school orchestras
attended the rehearsal yesterday
morning at the Heilig Theater of the
programme that will be performed by
the Portland Symphony Orchestra to
morrow afternoon. The behavior of the
children was excellent, and a marked
lesson ln etiquette to older people.
There was no talking or whispering.
The fine rendition of the music, espe
cially of the Haydn symphony, "Fare
well," was listened to with close at
tention. Harold Bayly was conductor.
The music treat for tomorrow is a
Tillamook High School Team
Beaten on Military Topic.
ASTORIA, Or.; Feb. 18. (Special.)
The Astoria High School debating team
defeated the Tillamook High School
team tonight by a vote of two to one.
The question discussed was "Resolved.
That the United States should adopt
the essential features of the Swiss
system of military training and serv
The Astoria team consisting of Miss
es Agnes Lahti and Ethel Jacobsen,
supported the affirmative.
JAPANESE BUY- IN ISLANDS
Negotiations for More Holdings in
Philippines Under Way.
MANILA. Feb. 18. Japanese, inter
ests are negotiating for the purchase
from an American lumber company of
its mills and business In the Philip
pine Islands for $1,000,000.
Increased activity has been 'mani
fested by Japanese capitalists in bid
ding for insular properties. They re
cently bought sugar-producing prop
erty formerly belonging to the Domini
can monks at Calamba, to the south
of Laguna de Bay, island of Luzon,
and they are at present considering
the purchase of several large sugar
plantations with mills and cqiupment.
DICS MOINES. la., Feb. 18. Iowa
Progressives will send an uninstructed
delegation to the National convention
of the party in Chicago June 7. This
was the decision of the State Central
Committee late today. It was the
opinion of the committeemen and other
third party men who met with them
that the delegates will have no thought
of supporting any other man for the
Presidential nomination than Theodore
A state ticket will bo brought out
through the ordinary channels of the
BOY POLICE TO HAVE BANO
Increase in Number of Members I
Also Planned at Meeting.
Plans fi recruiting the I'oitlari'l
junior police to at least 50 members
were taken up last night at the regu
lar Friday night meeting of the or
ganization at. room -'.'12 Chamber of
Commerce building. A move to organ
ize a band of 20 pieces was put under
way. A leader will bo chosen at once.
F. II. Haas, chief, presided. Other
officers present were A. Bertram, first
captain; John Wolf, first sergeant, and
Chauncey Hoi'mann, second sergeant.
About 20 members attended.
H. II. Moore, of the Oregon Social
Hygiene Society, addressed the meet
ing, after which the boys attended tho
liaker Theater, having been invited by
OREGON STUDENTS IN LEAD
Greater Number of Grammar S himl
Graduates Kntcr High School-:.
Kducatiou was characterized as the
safeguard of the. commonwealth by
I'. L. Campbell, president of l'nivei-
sity of Orepoii. in his address at Teinplo
Beth Israel last night on tho sul-
jeet "Education of a Democracy."
He declared that education was also
of impottani-e. for the production of
wealth and for tho enjoyment ot the
best kind of life.
"On an average 2 r, per cent of Ihe
students finishing grammar glades take
up high school work, sunt President
Campbell, "but In Oregon SO per cent
of the students take up high school
work. In Portland the percentage Is To
and in Eugene labt year it wns 117'.-."
STRONG BAKER MAN DIES
William. Puttcri-on Succumb
BAKE II. Or., Feb. IS. (Special. 1
William Patterson, known as "th
county s strongest man. riled at his
home hero after a six days' Illness with
diabetes. Ho was aii years old und had
lived in tho county "1 years, in late
years being a stockraiser. Whet in
health he was known to lift a. tilled
barrel of whisky oa the bar. A year
ago lie weighed St'.O pounds, but lost
100 pounds before Ills death.
He was an Elk and Is survived by
willow, one son, two sisters and three
brothers, two of whom, Edward anil
Henry, reside in Portland.
JiUmber Town Is Improving.
ELMA, Wash.. Feb. 18. (Special.)
The Vance Lumber Company at Malone
has moved from their old headquarters
into the new buildings just completed
The postoffice also has been moved
into the new community building. Ten
new residences were started yesterday
and will be built bungalow style, ln
accordance with other buildings of Ma
lone. Malone is credited with being
one of the prettiest mill towns in the
SALEM URGES NAVAL BASE
Commercial Club Backs Move for
'Prompt and Adequate Action."
SALEM, Or., Feb. 18. (Special.)
'Prompt and adequate action" for es-
Schafer Camp in Full Operation.
ELMA. Wash.. Feb. 18. (Special.)
The Schafer Bros, logging camps are
now in full operation with a crew of
80 men, and will place 20 more to
work within the next few days. They
will start logging with one of the
largest donkey engines in the county
at their present location, where they
have logs to last for the next three
years without moving their camp.
Farther back they have timber to last
for the next seven years.
Maytown Mills Have Many Orders.
CHEHALIS. Wash., Feb. 18. (Spe
cial.) The sawmill of the Maytown
Lumber Company at Maytown, on the
Milwaukee road north of this city, has
been overhauled and put in first-class
shape for business. The number of
employes has recently been increased.
The company has an abundance of
orders and a. prosperous season is
Read The Oregonian's Classified Ads,
Canadian Competition Mel.
SEATTLE. Wash., Feb. IX. The
transcontinental railroads auuounrcd
today that through fares from Alaska
points to tho East via Seattlo had been
reduced approximately $11 to meet tlio
competition of the Grand Trunk Paci
fic, which has been making lower fares
to eastern points in tho I'nilcd Slates
via Prince Rupert, H. C. The railroaos
and Alaska steamship lines agreed to
absorb the reduction proportionately.
Church Society to l'nlerlain.
The young people's society of tin-.
Norwegian Danish Methodist Clini' h,
corner of Vancouver and Skldmore ave
nues, will give a basket social ai tin-
church tonight. A musical and liter
ary entertainment will follow fie
award of the baskets. All friends and
members arc invited. , Tho young
women are to provide the lia.-kil
Kit gene Seeks Coos Trade.
EUGENE, Or., Feb. IS. (Special.)
J. O. Holt, manager of the Eugene
Fruit Growers' Association, left to. lay
for Marshfield and Coos Hay to ar
range for tho introduction of products
manufactured in the associations can
nery hero at the. time of the opening
of the Willamette. Pacific railroad be
tween Eugene and Marshfielil.
Portlantl Man Jrouned.
ASTORIA. Or., Feb. 18. (Special.)
John F. Carney, an employe of the Big
Creek Logging Company af Knappa,
was drowned today while, booming logs.
The body was recovered. Carney was
31 years old., and his home was in Port