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TUT! MOTiXTXa OREGOXIAN. WEDNESDAY, lATCCII 22, 1916.
Flames Destroy 125 Business
Houses and Wide Area
1 of Dwellings.
LOSS IS ABOUT $2,000,000
P'lre Department Is Powerless and
. Conflagration Spreads Kapitlly.
Telephone Girl Risks liife to
Save Company's Books.
BON'HAM, Tex., March 21. At least
60 per cent of the residential and basi
ness district of Paris, Tex., 30 miles
from here, had been destroyed at mid
nlRht tonight by tlie fire which started
late this afternoon, according to re
ports here. IS'o casualties have been re
TARIS, Tex., Marcn 21. Fire which
started in the warehouse of the Long
Transportation Company and which
quickly spread to the Paris Cotton
Compress late today had done dam
age estimated at about ?2. 000, 000 late
More than 30 blocks of residences
and business buildings are in ruins.
Only 13 out of more than 140 bus!
ness buildings were left standing at
10:30 o'clock tonight. The fire was
till burning at that hour, having
passed the public square into the North
fc-ide je'sidential district.
Large residences in the fashionable
part of the city, smaller houses in the
factory and mill districts and substan
tial brick buildings were destroyed.
This section has been without rain
for more than 50 days and the frame
buildings were quickly consumed. The
fire department was powerless. The
scarcity of water was an impediment.
-7 Blocks of Residences Go.
It is 18 blocks from the compress to
the center of the business district. This
district was laid in ruins In less than
an hour, the fire leaving in its wake
a path from one to three blocks wide.
A total of 27 blocks comprised the
burned area in the residence district.
The fire reached the public square
on which the large business buildings
face. In these are located the ex
changes of two telephone companies
and one telegraph company. Telephone
girls were forced to flee their posts.
The chief operator of the telephone
company risked her life to go back
into the burning exchange to rescue
the company's books' and records.
On the east side of the public square
the Merrick Hotel was destroyed and
the fire was extended to the north side
of the square by the burning of this
building. North of the hotel are more
business buildings of a less substantial
T.arjEce Concerns Wiped Out.
Probably the heaviest loser by the
disaster is Crook, Record & Co., a large
wholesale concern, which lost a four
tory brick building and stock of an
estimated value of $400,000.
The Gibraltar Hotel, a newer struc
ture than the Merrick, which cost about
JS00.O00, was threatened early tonight.
This is two blocks east of the Merrick
PLOWDEN STOTT virtually has de
cided to become a candidate for
re-election to the lower house of
the Legislature. He expects formally
to announce himself for the Re
publican primary nomination within a
few days. Mr. Stott was an active and
aggressive member of the lower house
of the last session, and served as chair
man of the committee on medicine,
pharmacy and. dentistry. He is well
known as an athlete, and is prominent
In the affairs of he Multnomah Club.
T. M. Hurlburt, Sheriff of Multnomah
County, who is a candidate for re-election
to a second term, was one of the
invited guests and speakers at a meet
ing of the Alberta Women's Improve
ment Club last night. Mr. Hurlburt
Fpoke on law enforcement and the de
terrent influence on law breakers of
n earnest effort by officials to en
force the laws strictly and impartially.
He discussed briefly the record of his
office in this connection and spoke of
the work done in enforcing the new
prohibition law through the county.
His deputies had been drilled on legal
aspects of this law for weeks before
it went into effect and were prepared
for all contingencies.
Elmer S. McCormick, principal- of the
Gresham school, who is a candidate for
the Republican nomination for County
School Superintendent of Multnomah
County, has been teaching for 25 years.
He was superintendent of the Coburg,
Or., schools and principal of the Coburg
High School from 1911 to 1913. In
1914-15 he was rural school supervisor
in Clackamas County and a teacher in
the Oregon City Training School. He
removed to Gresham, in Multnomah
County, to become principal there at
the opening of the present school year.
Prior to coming to Oregon Mr. Mc
Cormick was for four years superin
tendent of schools in Dickinson County,
Kansas. An organization called the
Rural Teachers' Association, of which
Floyd D. Moore, principal of the Sylvan
school, is president and F. B. Keelan,
principal of the Wichita school, is vice
president, was formed recently to work
in his behalf.
Looks as if nothing could stop this
parenthesis epidemic among the can
didates. Now comes H. C. (Hal) Rees,
candidate for the Republican nomina
tion 'for Sheriff of Union County, to
Join the throng of parenthesis boys,
running under what might be termed
their un-Christlan names for various
offices in the state. He goes on the
parenthesis roster along with E. W.
Curley) Wilson. W. M. (Pike) Davis,
J. H. (Slim) Brown, (Little) Joe . H.
Brown. William A. (Bill) Himes and
Sanford (Sam) B. Taylor, all of whom
are parenthesissing gaily through the
political announcements columns. Who
knows, with these examples to Inspire
him, E. R. (Painless) Parker may yet
carry out his threat to run for State
Senator from Multnomah County?
The A. A.. Muck Boosters' Club has
presented women of the Lincoln Re
publican Club with a 20-foot American
An "appeal to intelligence, not to
prejudice." was made by Circuit Judge
Gatens, candidate for re-election. In a
speech at the Vernon School last night
to the Alberta Women's Improvement
Club. He advocated keeping the Ju
diciary out of politics, and named
Presidents Roosevelt. Taft and Cleve
land, and Governors Chamberlain and
Withycombe as men who had named
Hotel, and has a chance, it is said, of
escaping the flames.
The Burtonteel Cry Goods Company,
another large wholesale concern, lofct
its plant and stock valued at about
J200.000. The Smiley Apartments, in
the residential section, completed last
Fall at a cost of $300,000, was a total
The palatial home of R. F. Scott,
completed about three weeks ago, was
STATE USES CONVICT BRICK
Product Not Offered in Coi petition
With Free Labor.
SALEM, Or., March 21. (Special.)
The State Board of Control today ad
vised a delegation representing the
Portland Clayworkers' Association that
under the law it is the duty of the
board to provide work for convicts at
the Penitentiary and that it felt the
prison brick plant should be operated.
The delegation was informed that the
brick manufactured is used only by
state institutions and not in competi
tion with free labor.
The Clayworkers' Association a few
days ago protested to the board against
the manufacture of brick at the prison.
Respecting a protest received from
the Portland Chamber of Commerce
against the prison inmates making
brooms, the board instructed Secretary
Goodin to notify the Chamber that no
brooms were being made at the prison.
STOCKHOLDERS VOTING YES
Plan to lid Committee Handle Can
nery Meeting Favor.
NEWBERG, Or., March 21. (Special.)
Consent of the stockholders to turn
over the property of the Newberg Can
nery Association to a committee of
three to mak$ such disposition of It
as may seem proper is rapidly being
At a meeting of the trustees last
Saturday a resolution was adopted
placing the property in the hands of
a committee of three. Presidents of
local banks are on this committee.
The cannery's affairs are in a good
financial condition. Several offers oT
buyers are now being considered. The
presidents of the banks have been
stockholders in the cannery, which is
a co-operative concern, since its or
ganization. VANC0UVERW0MAN DEAD
Mrs. " Sarali Ellen Smith Is Vic
tim of Apoplexy.
VANCOUVER, Wash., March 21.
(Special.) Mrs. Sarah Ellen Smith, 76
years old. mother of Miles R. Smith,
a local ex-Councilman, is dead of apo
plexy at her home on West Sixteenth
street, after a brief illness.
Mrs. Smith was a member or the
First Baptist Church, the Dorcas So
ciety and the Women's Christian Tem
perance Union. She was a native of
Ohio, though she lived" in St. Louis,
Mich., for 50 years, coming to Van
couver with her daughter, Miss Cor
nelia Smith. 11 years ago.
The funeral will be held from the
Limber funeral parlors at 2 P. M.
Milwaukee to Build Idaho Branch.
SPOKANE. Wash., March 21. The
Milwaukee Railroad, it was announced
here today, will begin construction of
a branch railroad nine miles long in
Emerald Creek Valley, Idaho. The
road will connect with the Boville
branch at Fernwood. The. new road
will make accessible 200.000,000 feet
of timber, owned principally by the
Milwaukee Land Company.
judges irrespective of party affilia
tions. SALEM, Or., March 21. (Special.)
"Irrigation, rural credits, roads, in
dustries, payrolls, agricultural develop
ment by sane economical legislation."
This Is the slogan adopted by Vernon
A, Forbes, of Bend, who filed declara
tion of candidacy today with Secretary
of State Olcott for the Republican
nomination for Representative in the
Legislature from the Twenty-First
District. Mr. Forbes is an attorney and
was a member of the lower house in
the last Legislature.
In his statement to voters Mr. Forbes
declares he will work to obtain sane
laws that will make possible the irri
gation of the state's arid lands, the es
tablishment of a rural credit system
and the construction of good roads or
the benefit of rural communities.
Another of last year's members of
the lower house has filed his declara
tion of candidacy. Charles Childs, of
Brownsville, Linn County. today
notified the Secretary of State of his
intention to seek the Republican nomi
nation and re-election. He asserts he
is in favor of "economy in appropria
tions and lower taxes."
From the Sixteenth Representative
District, H. A. Dedman, of Canby, sends
In his declaration of candidacy for the
Republican nomination for Representa
tive in the next Legislature. He also
X Elmer S. McCormick, of Gresham, t
a Candidate for County School
announces a platform of "economy, bet
ter roads and the elimination of un
necessary boards and commissions."
Park B. Beatty, of Brownsville, has
decided to try for nomination and elec
tion to the lower house of the next
legislature from the Second District.
Mr. Beatty Is a Republican. "I promise
nothing but a faithful, honest and able
performance of duty." he declares in
his declaration filed with the Secretary
ROSEBURG. Or.. March 21. (Spe
cial.) Robert T. Ashworth. ex-Deputy
Sheriff here, today announced his can
didacy for the office of Assessor at the
Democratic primary election to be held
on May 19. Prior to coming to Rose
burg several years ago Mr. Ashworth
lived on a ranch near Gardiner.
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CHARTER IS SETTLED
Agreement Reached Over Sale
of Steamer Mackinaw.
OLD CRAFT PRICE $300,000
Sum Paid for Cancellation of Con
tract Is Reported Close to the
Amount Expected to Be
Realized on Cargo.
On receipt of news March 5 that the
steamer Mackinaw had been soldby
Flood Bros, to Japanese interests, her
name was stricken from the list of ves
sels en route to Portland to load grain,
it being assumed that she would re
main in Japanese, waters. It was not
until yesterday tnat a settlement was
reached' regarding her charter. It is
said a sum was paid for its cancella
tion close to the amount expected to be
realized on her cargo had she loaded
Shipping men here gained a compre
hensive insight into the marked up
ward trend in tonnage values when it
was learned that the Mackinaw had
brought $300,000. It was not alone be
cause of the fact she had been sold by
the Robert Dollar Company to James
and George Flood for $100,000 about
the time of her departure from here
June 26. 1915. but that a ship of her
age and type would bring such a
figure. She was turned out in 1890 at
West Bay City, Mich., and eventually
found her way to the Coast.
Her voyage from here last year was
with grain for Melbourne, and she was
fixed for another trip by M. H. Houser
when the sale to the Oriental interests
interfered. She had been chartered at
a good figure and her cargo was de
pended on, so a considerable sum is
said to have passed to make up for her
Her last voyage from the Antipodes
to British Columbia was featured by a
breakdown and she was assisted by a
tug for considerable distance after hav
ing been reported about 500 miles off
the Columbia in trouble. She was
loaded for Vladivostok and made her
way via Honolulu and Muroran. In
the future she is expected ' to trade
along the Far Eastern Coast. Reports
from the other side are that Japanese
owners are increasing their fleets as
rapidly as possible, in spite of the
unusual increase In ship prices, aim
ing to be in a position to handle vast
commercial business immediately n a
revival expected after the European
COAL BURNER IS ' IX HARBOR
Coquille River Uses Expensive Fuel
and Earnings Equal Expenses.
One of the few coal-burners remain
ing in the coasting fleet, the steamer
Coquille River, Captain Rossen, at
tracted attention at Couch-street dock
yesterday, partly because of her size
as well as the fact she is not an oil-
burner. The vessel is 20 years old.
and is in such good condition generally
that her owners have ordered oil in
stalled.' and that will be done in about
three weejts. In that way her fuel bills
will be lowered two-thirds.
The coming of the Coquille River
brought out a new phase of the coal
situation. She took on 114 tons of coal
at San Francisco that cost $8 a ton.
At Astoria she took more at a saving
of $1.75 a ton, and on the next voyage
Captain Rossen says he will coal at
Portland, through which he can save
$2.50 a ton, the fuel being Washington
coal. There have been times of late
at San Franciscor he says, when only
20 to 30 tons of coal could be secured
because of a shortage.
The steamer will load about 400,000
feet of lumber here for the McCormick
interests, and even with freights at $5
a thousand feet her earnings will just
about offset expenses.
KLMORE COMES OUT SHORTLY
Tillamook Is to Go on Portland-
Coos Bay Run Saturday.
Looking for favorable sea conditions
early in April, plans are being consid
ered for returning the steamer Sue H.
Elmore to the Portland-Tillamook
route. She had been laid up at Astoria
since the advent of Winter storms and
has been overhauled.
The gasoline schooner Tillamook, of
that fleet, which goes on the Portland
Coos Bay route, reachedthe harbor last
night and is to sail Saturday night
from Albers dock No. 3. Her departure
next week will be Thursday night and
thereafter she will sail every Wednes
day night. She will leave Coos Bay
every Saturday night.
The gasoline schooner Patsy Is due
tomorrow and will sail Friday for ports
as far as Bandon. Through the inau
guration of the Portland-Coos Bay
service it is hoped to draw more mer
chandise business, which has gone to
San Francisco because transportation
facilities from here were overtaxed.
MERGER OF PORTS PROPOSED
Lincoln County Ready to Back Im
provement of Vaquina Bay.
NEWPORT, Or., March 21. (Special.)
A joint meeting was held here Satur
day by committees appointed by the
commercial clubs of Newport and To
ledo to take steps to consolidate the
port districts in Lincoln County- into
one big district. The object is to take
in the whole country, so that the rais
ing of funds for the proposed improve
ment of Yaquina Bay will not fall
heavily on any one district.
A letter from Lieutenant-Colonel
Charles L. Potter, United States En
gineers, says that the Yaquina Bay sur
vey, approved by the board of en
gineers, will begin in May or June.
Immediately following this survey,
steps will be taken to obtain the nec
essary approval of Congress to com
plete the project. One-half the cost of
such work has been guaranteed by Lin
72 -MILE GALE AT ASTORIA
Bar Reported Rough, bnt Xo Dam
age Is Done to Shipping.
ASTORIA. Or.. March 21. (Special.)
The equinoctial gale which struck
this section early today was one of
the most severe of the season while it
continued. The wind at North Head
attained, a rate of 72 miles, an hour
and the rain came down in torrents.
The bar waa reported exceedingly
rough, but no damage Either to ship
ping or on shore has been reported.
Tonight the wind subsided and the
Indications are favorable for better
WAPAMA HAS ALL LIFEBOATS
Steamer Only Carrier on Paciric Side
to Discard Liferafts. -
Among all the vessels in the Pacific
Coast passenger trade Captain Foldat
says the steamer Wapama, flagship of
the McCormick flag, stands out as the
only one not carrying liferafts, the last
having been replaced with a steel life
boat at San Francisco. Boatage aboard
the Wapama today is more than enough
for her full license for passengers and
tne entire crew.
The vessel unloaded1 part of her in
ward cargo at Couch-street dock yes
terday, then hauled up to- Oak street
and shifted to Supple's wharf. In all
she had 1005 tons, which is more than
the largest in the Coast trade carry on
an average each northbound trip. Jack
Pennington, steward of the ship, who
was on shore leave two weeks, rejoined
FREIGHT CONGESTION HOLDS
Beaver Duo With More Than 2000
Tons and Loads Out to Capacity.
It requires a guide these days for a
stranger to find the way around Ains
worth dock, where tons upon tons of
freight is stacked, awaiting shipment
to California, wnne inbound cargo is
increasing, and even with the steamers
Beaver and Bear working on weekly
schedules, they have been unable to
keep the dock clear- -
On the Beaver, due today from Los
Angeles and San Francisco, are 2250
tons of cargo, the largest northbound
load routed on that line in the past
few years. The ship is bringing loO
passengers. When she departs Satur
day it is not improbable she will have
the heaviest-cargo in a year, and the
indications are travel will show a spurt.
All lines operating here have more
shipments offered than can be taken
care of at present.
STRIKE HOLDS STEAMER
CREW IS USED TO FILL' COMPLE
MENTS OP MAIL. nOl'Tia VESSELS,
Owners' Association President and
Committee From Union Confer, but
No Agreement Is Made.
SEATTLE, Wash., March 21. One
vessel, the steamer Puget, which plies
between Seattle and San Juan Island
points at the lower end. of Puget
Sound, was unable to make its usual
trips today because of the strike of 400
members of the Puget Sound Steam
Officials of the Puget Sound Navi
gation Company said the Puget was
laid up temporarily because members
of her crew who did not strike were
used to fill the complements of vessels
on mail routes. They expect to obtain
enough new men to send the Puget on
her run tomorrow, they said.
W. L. Gazzam, president of the Puget
Sound Steamboat Owners Asseociation,
conferred with a committee represent
ing: the union today. He said nothing
came of the conference, as the owners
had rejected all the men's demands.
Steamboat company officials said that
between 250 and 400 men were on
Bound for Ipswich for orders, th -French
hark HnnrhBir o waa cleared yesterday with
a grain cargo made up of IS. 667 bushels
of wheat, valued at 50,..34, ana 114,110
bushels of barley at $148,827.
ivlth 4OOO00 feet of lumber, the steamer
Coquille River was cleared yesterday for
Kan Francisco. She left last nlKht for
St. Helens to load. The steamer Wapama
was cleared for Los Angeles witn i,ixju,uuu
feet and will work part of that at Linn
ton, finishing at St. Helens so as to sail
Friday. Another of the California lumber
fleet, the Santa Baroara, sans irom west
port tonight. .
To load several hundred tons of steel
and like carpo. the Japanese steamer Ban
Koku Maru shifted from the Clarlc Wil
son mill to the North Bank depot last
night. She had taken on about halt of
the cargo awaiting her there for Shanghai
hefore starting her lumber load and will
complete the latter at lnman-Poulsen's.
On her return to Portland, the steamer
J. N. Teal was due to leave i.ewiston
lnt nlrht. The Twin Cities will reach
Rlparia today from Portland. So far The
Dalles-CoIumDla line nas louna Bounuuiit
business for the two vessels, and, with
good stages of water, they Have carried
In tn. of the tue Wallula, the French
bark Bossuet. which reached the river
Monday morning from Ellesmereport. lert
up from Astoria at :30 o'clock yesterday.
Rrlnelnc full loads of general freight
consigned to the Parr-McCormlck line the
steamers Davenpfirt and Northland left San
Francisco yesterday. xne lortniana -win
be operated hereafter by the Parr-MeCor-mlck
company, a controlling Interest In
the vessel having been purchased from
the Dodge line.
Leaving Coos Bay yesterday, the steamer
Breakwater, Captain Macgenn, is due in the
river today and sails on her return to aan
Diego and way ports Friday night.
Laden with fuel oil, the schooner Mon
terey was towed to sea from Monterey
yesterdav by the tanker Frank TI. Buck,
which will handle the schooner to the
Columbia. Until this time the Monterey
has been towed by the tug Kavlgator.
Regarding reports that Argentine freights
have declined 17 shillings since Friday, ex
porters say they have no advice, though
having reason to believe there has been
easier tone to grain freights.
On ending her work this week at Puget
Island, the Government dredge Clatsop will
be Med uP until after the June freshet.
She cftstomarilv works In the estuary of
the Columbia,' but of lato has been as far
upstream as Walker's Island.
San Francisco scribes have announced the
appointment of Kent W. Clark, purser of
the trans-Pacific liner China until her last
vovage. as purser of the turblner Chlyo
Maru. of the Toyo Kisen Kalsha fleet. He
leaves the Golden Gate next week on
the Tenvo Maru to join his new ship. Mr.
Clark was with the Pacific Mall fleet for
vears, and then served as purser of the
steamer Beaver, of the "Big Three" fleet,
for two years, returning to the 'Pacific
Mall and taking the purser's berth on the
Manchuria until the Pacific Mail sold Its
fleet last year.
i News From Northwest Ports.
ASTORIA, March 21. tSpeclaT. 1 Bring
ing freight for Astoria and Portland, the
steam schooner Helene arrived from San
The steam schooner Daisy sailed during
the night for San Francisro with lumber
from Westport and Knanpton,
The Columbia River Packers' Association
ship St. Nicholas has been shifted from
Young's Bay to load cannery supplies for
Nushagak River. Alaska.
The tank steaefter Wm. F. Herrln arrived
during the night with fuel oil for Portland.
The French bark Bosseut left today for
Portland, where she will load grain.
COOS BAY, March 21. fSpeclal.) The
steamship' Breakwater, seven hours ahead
of schedule, arrived today and sailed for
Portland. Captain Macgenn saia tne
steamship will reach Portland 12 hours
ahad of time.
Reports from the lighthouse tell of rough
wter with breaks far out to sea.
The steamer' Adeline Smith la due from
San Francisco during the night.
ABERDEEK, Wash.. March 21. (Spe
cial.) The steamer San Pedro completed
loading at the Aberdeen Lumber & Shingle
Company mill and will clear for San Fran
The steamer Westerner Is due tomorrow
and the Carlos on Thursday from San Fran
cisco. HOQrAM, Wash:, March 21. rspecial.)
Thesteam schooner Daisy Freeman ar
rived yesterday from San Francisco and has
moved to A. J. West mill at Aberdeen, to
load. She Is chartered for San Pedro at
an advance of cents over former rates.
Notice to 3Iarlners.
The following affects aids to navigation
in the 17th lighthouse district:
Columbia River entrance. correction
South letty gas and whistling buoy. 2S. er
roneously reported as missing, March 38.
Columbia River, above mouth of Wil
lamette River Hayden light reported car
ried away and extinguished. To be replaced
as soon as practicable.
Willamette River Swan Island bar lower
lig!-it heretofore reported carried away, was
replaced and relighted. March IT.
Tide at Astoria Wednesday.
2:TO A. M....K.2 feet'!:06 A. M . . -0. 2 foot
i.UU P. M....7.2 Xtit,8:16 P. M....2.3 feet
ASTORIA TO FIGHT
2 River Boats Ordered When
Railroads Ask Rehearing.
PORT COMMISSION ACTIVE
New Service to Interior to Be In
stituted as First Gun in Battle
Willi Rail Lines- Attor
ney Is Selected.
ASTORIA. Or., March 21. (Special.)
As a result of the railroad com
panies' request for a rehearing by the
Interstate Commerce Commission of
the Astoria rate case, the Port of As
toria Commission today authorized its
engineer to call for bids for the con
struction of the hulls for two-boats to
be put in service on the Columbia
River between Astoria and the interior.
Twenty-one days will be allowed the
contractors to submit their estimates.
Tne hulls for the steamers will cost
approximately $20,000 each. They will
be 210 feet long and 35 feet wide.
When completed the boats will have
a capacity of 600 tons each. When
light they will draw 21 inches of water
and when loaded to capacity four feet.
In addition to calling for bids on
the steamers. Marine Engineer Curtis
was authorized to draw plans and
specifications for a barge that will
be operated in connection with the
The actions of the railroads in op
posing the decision of the Interstate
Commerce Commission was considered
at some length. It was decided to
carry the fight on to a finish. G. B.
McLeod, president of the commission,
was authorized to confer with Attor
ney Fulton and place the matter in
his hands. Mr. Fulton will have the
assistance of the port's attorney, G.
C. Fulton, of this city.
SOUTH JETTY BUOY ADRIFT
Blow at Mouth of Columbia Carries
Valuable Aid Onto Peacock Spit.
During the gale at the mouth of the
river yesterday, when the sea was
reported decidedly rough. ' the south
jetty gas and whistling buoy went
aaritt and was reported by members of
the Point Adams Lifesaving Station as
having brought up on Peacock SDit.
captain Richardson, of the tender Man-
zanita, was in communication with In
spector Warrack here, and an effort
will be made to float the buoy when
weather permits. It is' valued at $5000.
Storm warnings were changed to the
southwest at 6:40 o'clock last night by
the Weather Bureau, and the forecast
for today is southwesterly winds of
from strong to whole gale force
near the Coast. At 8 o'clock yesterday
morning there was a 60-mile wind from
the southeast reported at North Head.
and at noon it had increased to 72 miles
from the south, attaining a maximum
velocity of SO miles, and at 5 o'clock
had decreased to 24 miles. At Seattle
the maximum was 42 miles, and at
Tatoosh 56 miles.
DUE TO ARRIVE.
Name. From Date.
Breakwater -San Diego Mar. 2-
Beaver Los Angeles Mar.
Northern Pacific. San Francisco. ..... Mar. 3
F. A. Kilburn .... San Diego M ar.
Bear. .. .- Los Ang;les Mar. 9
DUE TO DEPART.
Name. For Date.
Harvard R. F. to L. A. Mar. 22
Yale S. F. to L. A Mar.
Wapama San Diego Mar. 24
Breakwater. .... .San Diego Mar. 24
Beaver Lob Angeles Mar. 2o
Northern Pacific. San Francisco Mar. 25
Northland San Diego Mar. 2
F. A. Kilburn.... San Diego Mar. 31
Bear Los Angeles Apr. 1
Port land-At lantio Service,
DUE TO ARRIVE.
Name. From Date.
Georgian New York April 1
DUE TO DEPART.
Georgian Honolulu. ......
Movements of Vessels.
PORTLAND, March 21. Arrived Steam
ers VV. F. H err in, from Gaviota; Helene,
from San Francisco.
Astoria, Marcn 1. Arrived at 4 and left
up at ti A. M. Steamer Helena, from Sah
Kranciscn. Left up at ti:3l A. M. French
Kan Francisco. March 21. Sallod at 1 A
M. Steamer Davenport; at t$ A. M. Steam
er Northland, for Portland. March ilO
Sailed at 8 P. M. Steamer F. A Kilburn,
from Portland and way ports for San Diego
via way ports; at 7 1. M. Steamer Beaver,
from San Pedro for Portland.
Coos Bay. March 21. Sailed at noon-
Steamer Breakwater, from San Diego and
way porta for Portland.
Monteney. March 21. Sailed Steamer F I
jr.. xjuck, lowing scnooaer jaunierey, ior
Astoria, March 20. Sailed Steamer At
las, for San Franciaco. Sailed at 9:30
Steamer Daisy, for San Francisco. Arrived
at 9 and left up at 11 P. M. Steamer W. F.
Herrln, from Gaviota.
Seattle. March 21. Arrived Steamor Jef
ferson, from Southeastern Alaska; bark W.
B. Flint, from San Franci;co. Sailed
Steamers Kurchime Maru (Japanese), for
Vladivostok; congress, for tan Francisco,
Col. E. L. Drake, for San Francisco.
San i rancisco, March 21. Arrived
Steamers Great Northern, from Honolulu;
Geo. W. Elder, from Portland ; motorshlp
San Francisco (Danish ), from Christiania,
Toyo Maru (Japanese), from Hongkong ;
Oleum, from Seattle; achooner Zampa, from
aDeete: Proviuence. ex-uison ana Manony.
from San Rosalia. Sailed Admiral Deweyp
for Seattle; Davenport, for Portland; North
land, for Portland; Sonora. for Sydney: San
Juan, for Balboa.
Naples, Marcn la. Arrived & team er san
Giovanni, from New York.
Yokohama. March xi. Arrived steamers
Chlyo Maru. from San Francisco for Hong
koi.g ; City of Pue-bla. from San Francisco
for Hongkong. failed Steamers Shlnyo
Maru, for San Francisco; 20th, Yokohama
Maru. for Tacoma.
Svdnev. N. s. w.. March 21. Arrived
Steamer Ventura, from San Francisco.
3Iarconi "Wireless Reports.
(All Dosltlons reported at 8 P. M. March
21 unless other wine designated.)
Columbia, left Honolulu for San Francisco
2:15 P. M. March 20.
China.- San Francisco Tor Orient, 1327
miles from San Francisco, March 20.
Manoa. ban Francisco for Honolulu, 157S
miles from San Francisco, March 2.
Buck, to wine baree, Monterey. Monterey
for Linnton, 110 miles north' of Monterey.
Coronado. san Krancisco tor san feuro.
10 miles south of San Francisco.
Nann Smtn. coos hay. ior han Francisco.
70 mi lea north of San Francisco.
Atlas. Portland for Richmond. 40 miles
north of Cape Blanco.
Beaver. San Francisco ror Portland, 15
Ilea south of the Columbia River.
Speedwell. San Francisco for Bandon. bar-
bound outside of the r'oquille River.
Santa Cruz. New York lor San Francisco.
1137 miles south of San Francisco, March
20, 8 P. M.
Xewoort. San Francisco for Balboa. 19S0
miles south of San Francisco. , March 20,
b P. M.
Lucas. Richmond for EI be run Co. 115
miles from EI. Sesundo.
Kilburn. San Francisco for San Pedro.
off Santa Barbara.
Chanslor Point wens ror san Francisco.
2ti9 miles south of Cape Flattery. . I
Breakwater, coos Bay ror Portland. 78
miles south of the Columbia River,
fc-i segunao. Kienmona tor teat tie. 4S8 1
miles from Rich mond.
Veuel Entered Yesterday.
American steamer Coauill River, e-eneral I
cargo, from San Francisco.
American steamer vv. Herrln. caruro of
oil, from Gaviota.
American nt-eamer wapama. general cararo. I
from San Francisco.
Vessels Cleavred Yesterday.
American steamer VV. F. Herrin. ballast.
for San Francisco. i
American steamer Cnquille River. 400.000 !
feet lumber, for San Francisco. j
American steamer wapama. 1.000.00O f eet i
lumber, for San Pedro.
French nark B on champ, cargo of arraln.
for Ipswich. j
companied by a violent electrical
storm. . ,
SHORTHORN SHOW OPENS
Many Fine Thoroughbreds to Be Put
Up for Sale Today.
Preliminary to the sale of standard
shorthorn livestock today the first an
nual SDriner shorthorn show ODened
yestervlay p.t the U'nion Stockyards. The
stock was viewed by a number of live
stock breeders and the sale this morn
ing will dispose of the following:
Class 1, bull 3 years old and over Dandee
i-037. owned by Ray Tarbell. Yankton.
Or.: Improver 2&4206, owned by P. A. Smith
Class 2. bull 2 years and tinder S Happy
naroa 4J.i.i!i. owned by W. H. Daughtrey,
North Portland, Or.; Chief Bapton 422532,
owned by George Bertrand, Olequa, Wash.;
Prince of the Real 421375. owned by Will
iam H. Daughtrey: Loyal Chief 423309,
owned by William H. Daughtrey; May Duke
4i.;ii, owned, by John E. vv yatt. Cor.
Clacis 3, senior yearling bull Barmpton
Ring 430122, owned by W. H. Daughtrey;
tioia ar 4i3t.i, owned by Felzer tiros..
Tangent, Or.; Gold Bar Second 418364,
owned by teller Bros.; Northern Light
4J.rjj, owned by A. D. Dunn. Wanato,
Wash.; King of Scots 4320G7, owned by A.
Chalmers, Forest Grove, Or.
Class 4, Junior yearling bull Proud Goods
430i:n. owned by T. B. Gibson Kstate.
Woodland, Cal. : Golden Prince Third 452066,
owned by A. Chalmers; Fancy Lad 433279,
owned by A. i-. Dunn, Wapato. Wash.
Good Morning 430126, owned by T. B. Gib
son Estate: Barrlngton Scot 444624. owned
by Oregon Agricultural College. Corvallis.
Class 5, cow 2 years and under 3 White
ransy ufiL'4. owned by George Bertrand
Olequa, Wash.; Blossom, bred by J. C
Smith. Corvallis. Or.
Class ' rt, senior yearling heifer Ring
leader's Rose 26!X1, owned by T. B. Gib
son; Miss Ringleader 206893. owned bv T.
B. Gibson; Ringleader's Pride 206000, owned
oy t. ts. Gibson; Sunbeam 224122, owned
by A. D- Dunn, Wapato, Wash.
Class 7, junior heifer Felicity 224112,
owned by A. D. Dunn; Miss Chalmers 2H231.
owned by Oregon Agricultural College.
Corvallis; Miss Tenth 21.i073. owned bv
Diofc Kiger. Corvallis. Or.; Miss Ninth
215072, owned by Dick Kiger; Miss Eleventh,
owned by Dick Kiger.
Champion bull Proud Goods 430131.
Champion cow Felicity 224112.
FURNISHED HOUSE LOOTED
Rugs, Chairs and Other Furniture
Found In Second-Hand Store.
Thieves rifled a furnished house at 40
East Hoyt street last Thursday, practi
cally denuding- the residence of fur
nishings. The house was untenanted
and the "loss was discovered by Donald
G. Woodward, agent, 104 Second street.
iive Brussels rugs, ten dining-room
chairs and other furniture are among
the missing articles. Neighbors re
port that a light was seen in the house
on the night of March 16, but they did
not witness the removal of the furnish
ings. Detectives Hammersley and Cahill
traced the stolen property to a second
hand store on First street, where it had
been sold for J25. The value of the
despoiled goods is considerably more
The owner of the property, Mrs. Hen
rietta Mutch, is visiting at Prince Ed
ward's Island. Canada.
JOHN S. R0WNTREE DIES
Civil War Veteran and Old-Timer In
John S. Rowntree, resident of Port
land for 26 years, died at his home at
1136 IJast Yamhill street, Monday, after
an Illness of three days. Mr. Rown
tree was born in Spartanburg County,
South Carolina, of Revolutionary an
cestry. At the outbreak of the Civil
War he enlisted in the Third South
Carolina Infantry Confederate Army.
In 1868 with his wife and six young
children he drove with a team sev
eral imndred miles to Knoxville, Tenn.
He came to Oregon in 1889. Surviving
children are: Mrs. Leese Moses, Mrs.
William Turner, William H. Rowntree,
assistant sales manager Honeyman
Hardware Company, and D. Rown
tree, of Hood River.
SALE OF LIQUOR CHARGED
Two ex-Snloonmen Ai rested for Al
Two ex-saloon proprietors, Ed Dono
van and Al Wohlers, were, arrested
yesterday by Patrolmen Miller and
Wellbrook, charged with violating the
prohibition law. They have been conducting-
a soft drink parlor at 275
When James O'Neal, a tunnel-worker
employed by the O.-W. R. & N. Com
pany, entered the place he was fol
lowed by officers, who were not in uni
form. O'Neal paid 15 cents for a drink
of whisky, the officers charge, and the
arrest of the proprietor was made.
Whisky was discovered in an old cof
ROBBERY LAID TO WOMEN
Idaho Man Causes Arrest of Negress
The old story of colored sirens and
missing- money was told by Dick- Ar
nold in Municipal Court yesterday.
Mona Roye, held on a charge of va
grancy, denied that she was -a. party
to the loss of Arnold's funds.
The complainant testified that early
yesterday he was returning from a
dancehall when two colored women
stopped him on North Park street. One
of the women embraced him, he said,
and then told him to continue his way.
A few minutes later he missed
Sergeant Van Overn and Patrolmen
Ferry and Klingensmith arrested iona
Roye in a clubroom at 91 North Park
Mr. Arnold is an Idaho hog buyer.
Judge Langguth deferred sentence.
WOMAN KILLS MAN; FREED
Prosecutor Releases Slayer Who Pro-
tected Victim of Attack.
' LOS ANGELES, March 21. Mrs. L.
A Lawson was released from custody
late today after an investigation by
the District Attorney's office of facts
surrounding the killing of F. C. Elfer
ing. & milkman, shot to death early
today by Mrs. Lawson when Elfering
attacked Mrs. V. C. Macy, a. grocery
during a quarrel over business mat
ters. The District Attorney's investigation
disclosed that Elfering was beating
Mrs. Macy on the head with a milk
bottle, when Mrs. Lawson, who had
been summoned by Hilda Macy, 13
years old, fired one shot from a re
volver which the girl thrust into her
Wahkiakum Sunday Schools to Meet.
CATHLAMET. Wash., March 21.
( Special. )-The first Sunday school
convention in tnis county ior n years
will be held here March 25 and 26. W.
C. Moore, general secretary of the
Western Washington Sunday School
Association, will be present, as wilt
Union Revival Service Arranged.
As an echo from the u,nion meet
ings held in the early part of January,
the four churches of Lents will unite
next Sunday evening at 7:30 in the
Evangelical Church. This action was
decided on at a meeting of the pastors
and representative lay .members at the
LklJ "l Tt
Only 10 days to'Janan
Only 15 days to China
Only 17 days to Manila
On Sma that arm Safm
To Cities Older
In Lands of
Sunshine and Flowers
Canadian Pacific' Ocean Liners
Empress of Russia
Empress of Asia
Quickest Time Across the Pacific
New overliuid toar between Yo
kohama and Sb.ng-h&i through Japan and
Korea by way of
Capital of tho Celestial Empire, thm
most wrmderful plaro in th world, with
its Fo.biJde i City, Marble Palaces, Mystic
tShriiirs, Great Wall, and Kaleidoscope
of eclcr. Only $60 frold extra abova tha
rmin'' steamship fare which is now
1337 J to shanghai. Hong Kong and Manila.
One way via Honolulu, if desired.
Oar office at each port give traveler
every assistance in planning itiuarartes
ajnd curing reliable guides.
Full information cheerfully given.
'Phone, call or writ
J. V. Murphy, General Apent
Go Third Street I oruand. Ore,
Methodist Church Monday evenincr.
Mrs. Millie Wilson, secretary of th
Lewis County Association.
C Caspers, of Monroe, is at the Cor
nelius. G. A. Logsdon, of Corvallis, is at the
F. B. Noyes, of Oakland. Cal., is at
C H. King, if McMinnville. is at the
Rev. C. H. French, of Chicago, is at
A. W. Boslough, of Ashland, is at
T. G. Thuemler, of Hubbard, is at
B. A. Lubbe, of The Dalles, is at
S. C Bartrum, of Roseburg, is at
E. B. Bishop, of Clatskanie, Or., la
at the Eaton.
J. Kenyon Bourne, of Rainier, is at
H. S. Scupham, of Cazadero. Or., is
at the Nortonia.
Dr. Frederick C. rage, of Medford.
is at the Oregon.
John M. Baker, of Cornucopia, Or.,
is at. the Portland.
James C. Cunningham, of Spokane,
is at the Portland.
Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Alder, of Salem,
Or., are at the Eaton.
J. A. Matty, of McMinnville, is reg
istered at the Perkins.
H. H. Nelson, of Newberg, is reg
istered at the Cornelius.
W. F. Laraway, of Hood River, is
registered at the Perkins.
E. G. Norris and Mrs. Norris, of Spo
kane, are at the Portland.
H. M. Fletcher, business man of Los
Angeles, is. at the Seward.
Mrs. E. C. Cross and daughter, of
Salem, are at the Seward.
Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Gibbons, of Pen
dleton, are at the Oregon.
Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Pinkham, of Spo
kane, are at the Nortonia.
Judge A. S. Bennett, of The Dalles,
is registered at the Imperial.
John J. Griesen, merchant of Wood
land, Wash., is at the Oregon.
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Protzman, of Cot
tage Grove, Or., are at the Eaton.
Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Mcintosh, of
Camas, Wash., are at the Nortonia.
W. J. Townley, of Union, Or., breeder
of thoroughbred cattle, is at the Im
perial. A. F. Coats, prominent cement and
lumber dealer, of Seattle, is at the
Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Stafford and Mr.
and Mrs. J. M. Eggleston, of Seattle,
are at the Nortonia.
Frank Meredith, of North Yakima,
secretary of the Washington State Fair
Board, is at the Imperial.
Tree Grafting Demonstrated.
MILWAUKIE. Or., March 21. (Spe
cial.) At the regular monthly meet
ing of Milwaukie Grange Saturday
George W. Burg, of Oak Grove, gave
a demonstration of the best method of
grafting trees. Mr. Burg went through
the process, explaining each step of the
operation. Emery Dye. of Oregon City,
delivered a brief talk on "Justice."
The celebration of the birthdays of
Mrs. Blanche Robbins and Miss Ella
Rowie was held in connection with
the regular exercises. Preparedness
will Ufi discussed at the next meet-ins-
NEARLY WILD WITH
Eczema. From Handsto Elbows One
Mass. Could Not Put Hands in
Water. Could Not Sleep.
HEALED BY CUTICURA
"My daughter was poisoned by salt and
It turned into eczema and from her hands
to her elbows was one mass of red, burning,
itching eruptions. It began with a rash
which was of such a. burning itching nature
that at times she was nearly wild. For
many weeks she could not put her hands in '
water and she could not sleep.
"She suffered Intensely for several weeks
and I tried wringing towels out of hot water
and putting a rubber sheet across her. but
she wasn't helped. The Doctor said to try
Cuticura Soap and Ointment. I did and
the itching and burning left her, and I used
four boxes of Cuticura Ointment together
with the Cuticura Soap and she was com
pletely healed." (Signed) Mrs. Ida Brown.
7029 Eggleston Ave.. Chicago. III.. Oct. 22.
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With 32-p. Skin Book on request. Ad
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