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THE MORNING O REG ONI AN, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6. 1916. .17
BOPP PUT ON TRIAL
Charge of Violation of Neutral
ity Is Outlined.
250 WITNESSES WAITING
Prosecutor Says Government Will
Prove German Official Conspired
to Place Bomb In Ships
ana Blow Up Tunnels.
AT FRAVCISCO. Dec. 5. John W.
Preston, United States District Attor
ney, opened the Government's prosecu
tion today against Franz Bopp, German
Consul-General, and attaches of his of
fice, chargred with dynamiting conspir
acies in violation of neutrality laws,
by declaring- the Government would
prove that the defendants successfully
conspired to blow up a barge loaded
with 30 tons of dynamite In Seattle
harbor May 29,' 1915. He declared that
Louis J. Smith, Government Informer,
told him that he received 'a bonus of
$300 on the steps of St. Mary's Church
here subsequent to the explosion.
Preston outlined further the Govern
ment's case by his declarations that ef
forts were made to place bombs in four
munition ships sailing' from Tacoma
and Seattle early in 1915 and that the
conspirators planned destruction of
Grand Trunk Railway tunnels and
railroad property In British Columbia.
The prosecution will attempt to show,
through Smith, that Smith received a
promise of $300 a month out of Gor
man consulate fund for his dynamit
ing activities at Seattle, Tacoma and
Victoria. Johannes Van Koolbergen,
nother of the defendants, has success
fully placed himself beyond extradi
tion. Through C. C. Crowley, a former
railroad detective, It is charged that
Smith and Van Koolbergen planted
bomb j In British Columbia and In the
fct. Claire tunnol of the Grand Trunk
Railway under the Detroit River.
It was Indicated today that Bopp
and his co-defendants will take the
About 100 witnesses were eliminated
today by the defense conceding cer
tain minor facts. About 250 others
have been subpenaed from all parts
of the country. '
' jroughout Preston's lengthy out
line of the prosecution's case Bopp sat
at strict attention in Judge 'William
H. Hunt's court.
GIRL SLAYER PROTESTS
(Continued From First Page.)
land. But I must ask for Justice and
so must you."
Counsel Scores Prosecution.
In closing for the defense Attorney
Mulligan attacked Prosecuting Attor
ney "Wade Parks and Special Prose
cutor Wheeler for the manner In which
they conducted the prosecution.
"My client passes through this sting-
Ins .ordeal only because she set out
In defense of her honor, her reputa
tion," said Mr. Mulligan. "I regret that
in this state and in this community
there is no protection for the stranger
within the gates. I have wondered
why a helpless woman was refused the
protection that every civilized com
munity has offered."
The defense acked the Jury either to
acauit Miss Colby or sentence her to
Previously Miss Colby, a screaming,
struggling tangle of humanity, had
been borne from the courtroom five
minutes after W. R. Parks, County At
torney, had begun his appeaj for her
Complicity I Charged.
In her frenzy she charged the prose
cutor with complicity In a conspiracy
to kill A. C. Thomas, the crime with
which Miss Colby stands charged.
Twice she broke out with wild
charges of falsehood, and demanded the
right to talk. The lawyer continued
his argument after she had been
brought back to court, once more con
trolled. H. C. Schulz. who followed the prose
cutor. Joined with him in the discus
sion of the Sanders County political
Mr. Parks was reprimanded by Judge
Clements for his mention of public
Mrs. Thomas, wife of the dead man,
sat in the court weeping, as did Mrs.
F. J. Coolidge, mother of the defend
ant. Mother's Testimony Recalled.
"We knew Mr. Thomas," Mr. Parks
raid, "arid what do you know about
Miea Colby? iSlie has been here only
a short time; he was here long. That
insult, recounted endlessly in this case,
rests on her own words.
"They will play tip his insult end
lessly, in trie appeal for sympathy. Just
one point before you consider it.
"Mrs. Coolidge, the defendant's
mother, has testified herself t.iat Misa
Colby was a private detective in Spo
kane." . . . .
Miss Colby had been watcrring the
lawyer closely, with a queer gleam In
her eye. She rose to her feet, tearing
from her shoulder the cloak she wore.
"You lie." she said in hushed tones,
and an the prosecutor turned to the in
terruption she screamed and threw her
. self forward. "You lie, I won't stand
it. I will tell. You. told me 1 should
kill hini. You told mo I was Justified."
CJirl Removed From lontf. ,
She was screaming now ana trem
bling while her attorneys, mother and
the Sheriff and baliffs clustered around
her. bearing? her out of the court.
"No. no. I can't stand it," she said.
"I won't stand It. Let me go."
"Sit down, Mr. Parks," the court In
structed. From the hallways Miss Colby's high
pitched wailing and the sound of. her
struggles lasted for minutes. Mrs.
Thomas was crying audibly through IU
Presently Miss Colby was brought
back, utmost self-controlled, and Mr.
l arks proceeded.
Plnnned Defense Charted.
"She came here from Spokane," the
attorney said, "to take a job in a drug
store that she could not hold. She went
to work for a paper; visibly to my
mind, her actions for a whole day be
fore the tragedy constitute a planned
"She threw herself in company with
Mr. Ainsworth, she went through all
those performances that have been told
"She says she decided at the last to
leave town, instead of shooting. Be
cause she lost strength, she says, she
could not get upstairs. But she was
strong enough. to go outside, stand and
wait and shoot. She stood off Mr.
Mosier, a man of experience with the
"They have brought witnesses here
from Spokane. Was she insane w;ien
the insulted the German-American sup
porters of Mr. Mulligan? Why is it not
probable that she was' In the employ
of higher powers, that she was seeking
to defeat Mulligan instead of help
ing' Miss Colby nearly lost control of
herself again, she gasped, and was held
back by a deputy sheriff.
Mr. Parks dwelt long on what he
classed as the "dirty linen" of Spokane
politics, "ail brought into the case." he
said. He told of her occupation as" an
employment agent, "a business abol
ished by law because of Its pernicious
ness in Washington." Mr. Parks said,
"but Miss Colby in Spokane tried to
carry it on in violation of the law."
Judge Clements, In his charge, pointed
out to the jury that homicide could
be lawful as well as unlawful, and de-r
fined murder in first and second de
gree and manslaughter. All these ver
dicts, as well as an acquittal, he held
"Killing without malice," he said,
"under the law of Montana, is man
slaughter. Before the Jury is author
ized to find the defendant guilty of
murder In the first degree, you must
find that her action was willful, pre
meditated and taken in malice.
"If you have a reasonable doubt on
any of these facts, you should acquit
her of murder in the first degree and
find her guilty of murder In the second
degree. If you have a reasonable doubt
that the elements of that crime exist
you may find her guilty of man
slaughter or acquit her.
Insanity la Defined.
"The law presumes all persons not
imbeciles, idiots or insane to be of
sound mind. Insanity in the criminal
law la a defect In the mind which
will not allow it to form he intent
which is an element of crime. If It ap
pears that the intent was formed be
fore the act, the homicide is murder.
If it was formed in the heat of pas
sion, it Is manslaughter. It Is Im
possible for an insane person to have
a criminal intent. If you have a rea
sonable doubt as to whether she was
insane or not, it is your duty to acquit
Evidence and its weight, reasonable
doubt, the term "malice" and ot -r
terms used in the trial were explained
at full length.
Summing up, the court said that the
Jury could fix the punishment.
"For murder in the first degree, you
may direct either life Imprisonment or
death," said Judge Clements. "For
murder in the second degree, the min
imum Is 10 years and the maximum
is life. In case of manslaughter, the
maximum is 10 years and the min
imum is one day. All of you must
ELECTRIC AWARDS GIVEN
MORRISON COMPANY GETS FIRST
FOR WINDOW DISPLAY.
Meter Frank's Takes Prise In Class
of General Stores and Reports of
Increased Sulea Are Made.
Morrison Electric Company, in the
Pittock Block, won first prize of $15
for the best window display for Ameri
can Electrical week. This firm was
in the class of houses handling elec
trical supplies exclusively.
Second prize of $5 was awarded to E.
L. Knight and Company, 449 Washing
ton street, and honorable mention was
given Smith-McCoy Electric Company,
571 Washington street.
Judges us this class were: A. S.
Moody, A. Jassman, W. J. Masterson, C.
Hodsdon and F. D. Luce.
In the class of general stores carry
ing electrical supplies, the first prize
for the best electrical show window
went to Meier & Frank Company, $15.
Second prize of $5 went to Olds, Wort
man & King and honorable mention to
Woodard. Clarke & Company. Judges
in this class were A. D. Moores and
O. G. Bowen.
All of the merchants have reported
to the committee and marked increase
In purchases of electrical goods since
the beginning of the celebration has
Both the Portland Railway, Light &
Power Company and the Northwestern
Electric Company have received hun
dreds of visitors for inspection of their
plants, and the daily number of visi
tors is steadily increasing. The big
steam curtain on top of the Pittock
block, which is featured by the North
western Electric Company, is a strik
ing attraction each night. Twelve
thousand candle-power incandescents
and 20,000 candle-power flood lights
are employed and 20,000 pounds of
steam are used each night to make the
brilliant effect, which is to be seen
from all parts of the city.
TWO PLAYS PLEAS
"MOO.N'DOWW AND kHBlKS.VS HUS
BAND" (ilVE B LKAtiia
Mrs. C. N. McArthur Plays Role De-
Hurutfully and Othrra Perform in
Way That Entertains Audience.
Social prestige and histrionic ability
united in the presentation of two plays
last night at the kittle Theater on
Twenty-third street, near Washington.
ine productions were made under gen
eral direction of the Drama League,
and the individual direction of Eleanor
"Moondown," the first playlet, is the
work of a Portlander, Jack Reed, who
is one of the better known among the
younger American writers.
Marie, a sophisticated working girl.
wno nas tatcen to tne 'easiest way.
was splendidly played by Marjorie
Hoffman. Sylvia, a younger working
girl, whose mind is filled with illusions
and whose heart is filled with romance
was exquisitely portrayed by Imogens
The second play was "Helena's Hus
band, a modern satire on ancient
tireek glory, with its old-time atmos
phere, clothes and characters set forth
in modern English.
Mrs. Clifton N. McArthur. wife of
Representative McArthur. was delight
ful and picturesque as the spoiled and
petulant Beauty, Helena, the Queen.
Majjon Ehrman was the King Mene-
laus, dubbed Mu-Mu by Helena. Sallle
Hart was a dusky slave girl. John
Kelly played Analytikos, the old 11
brarian, with whom the King conferred
in his- woes, and Ferdinand Smith
made a capital shepherd.
The lighting -effects, of the Little
Theater stage have been, entirely
etiangen under the direction of Dr
Ralp Feuton, and the improvement
is a notable and artistic achievement.
Miss Dorothy Gilbert was in charge of
the stage settings and costumes, and
kept these faithful to the story. Mrs.
Large's work as director of the players
was evidenced m their capital work
and lack of restraint.
Parole of Robber Revoked.
The parole of James Mange'', one o
a gang of young men who beat and
roDDed isawura smith last Fall, was
revoked yesterday, and he began serv
ing his sentence of six months in the
county Jail. Mangers was to report
to Judge Davis. He made one report
and on the night of that report got
drunk to celebrate the occasion. It
landed him back in jail. Le Roy
Forbes, leader of the gang, is In the
Parole Violator Sent to Prison.
Tim Sullivan, who changed his alias
four times since his arrest under th
name ofi Fred Donnelly, at Roseburg
several weeks ago, left for the penl
lentiary- yesterday to serve some re
maimng time on a two to 20-year sen
tenoe, on which he had been paroled.
bullivan paid for a proposed automo
bile trip to California with a bogu
check to George Meine, of Portland.
His former conviction was In Coo
County for forgery. - - -
G. F. FULLER IS DEAD
Prominent Marine Man Is Vic
tim of Apoplexy.
FRIENDS HERE NUMEROUS
Office of United States Inspector of
Boilers Occupied 1 7 Years After
Beginning as Fireman fu
neral to Be Today.
George F. Fuller, for 17 years United
States inspector of boilers here, and
who retired 13 months ago because of
illness, died yesterday "of apdplexy.
Probably no man connected with mari
time affairs of this district was better
known nor held in greater esteem.
From his appointment to the Fed
eral service. May 6. 1898, until he re
signed, Mr. Fuller is said to have ad
ministered the affafrs of his office so
that even though compelled at times
to deal severely with licensed officers,
he gave up his responsibilities without
the loss of a friend. During the entire
time he was associated with Captain
E. S. Edwards, United States inspector
of hulls, and the -names of Edwards
and Fuller in connection with marine
George F. Fuller, ex-Federal
Boiler Inspector. Who Died Yes
terday. matters are the best known of any in
tie Government service on the Coast.
He was succeeded Ty John Wynn.
Career Begun as Fireman.
Mr. Fuller was born at Chico. Cal.,
November 17, I860, and spent his early
ire tnere. graduating from the Chico
Normal School, and he came to Port
land in 1879. His steamboat experi
ence was largely confined to the fleets
of the Oregon Steam Navigation Com
pany and the O.-W. R. & N., and. while
De began as a fireman on the Willam
ette River, he was transferred to the
Middle Columbia route and soon moved
up to the berth of assistant engineer,
serving in that capacity for a time
aboard the famous sternwheeler R. R.
Thompson, of which he was made chief
engineer in 1881.
In the "Marine History of the Pa
cific Northwest," edited by E. W.
Wright and published in 1895. Mr.
Wright says: "The splendid work of
the Thompson .during the many years
-Mr. Fuller served with her is a high
compliment to his ability."
At tne time the Thompson was the
urgest sternwheeler in the world, and
the 13 years he spent in charge of her
engines caused Mr. Fuller to evince a
pride in the vessel that was not for
gotten as the years passed. -
Wife and Uanahter Survive.
In 1890 Mr. Fuller married Miss Eva
Jerome, daughter of the late Captain
iieorge ana xsancy Jerome, and Mrs.
Fuller survives, with their grown
The funeral is to be held at 10:30
o'clock tomorrow from Finley's chapel,
and interment will be at Riverview
Cemetery, where, private services are
to be conducted. Pallbearers will be
A. F. Merrill, clerk at the office of the
inspectors during the entire tenure of
Office of Mr. Fuller; George Q. Weldin,
assistant Inspector of boilers at pres
ent, and who served under Mr. Fuller
for a lengthy period: Daniel Kern, head
of the Columbia Contract Company;
Captain J. W. Shaver, of the Shaver
Transportation Company; K. W. Wright.
manager of the Port, of Portland, and
L. R. Fields, ex-superintendent of the
Southern Pacific, friends of the de
ceased, who had known Him since he
cast his lot in the Northwest.
DALLES CONGESTION LIFTED
Temporary Loss of Dalles City to
Service Not Serious.
Damage to the steamer Dalles City
by fire yesterday will not seriously
hamper the service of the Regulator
line, though another steamer may not
be placed on her run, as flour, apples
and other products held at The Dalles
and Hood River for movement by that
rieet had been transported, the last lot
being delivered here Monday night. The
me day more cars were distributed
to river shippers than before, so they
can move products East.
The steamer State of Washington Is
on the route, she having alternated
with The Dalles City, and probably will
continue the service until The Dalles
City is repaired. The company has the
steamer Bailey Gatlert available, but
with the congestion of freight lifted. It
is believed one steamer can take care
of the traffic. The People's line has
the Tahoma in service, and she will
be joined again by the Stranger when
the latter s overhauling is finished.
STRONG WINDS FELT INLAND
Moderate M'ewterly Winds Looked For
Today on North Pacific Coast.
Strong southwest winds of 3 miles
an hour at Roseburg. and of 34 miles
southwest, at Baker yesterday, indi
cated the movement of the big blow of
the past few days inland, and at North
Head at 6 o'clock yesterday the wind
was 24 miles from the west, with a
moderately rough Bea. and Tatoosh re
ported only 12 miles from the same di
rection. The Weather Bureau's ocean
forecast for today is moderate westerly
winds along the North Paifio Coast,
with fair weather.
The steamer Santiam got away yes
terday for San Pedro with the steamers
Nehalem, . Iau.ua, Daisy Putnam and
Norwood for San Francisco. The
Beaver, which sailed Sunday and ran
into heavy weather, reported at San
Francisco at 7 o'clock yesterday morn
ing, less than a day late.
Yamhill Locks Closed.
Rising waters in the Yamhill River
have covered the locks, say steamboat
rue u, and JlcMlnnville cannot be
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reached. The Yellow Stack steamer
Pomona leaves today for Dayton and
the Woodland, returned yesterday after
failing to get beyond that point. The
Willamette rose one foot at Eugene
for 24 hours ending at 8 o'clock yes
terday, and in the same time the
stream rose two feet at Albany, one
and two-tenths feet at Salem, six
tenths of a foot at Oregon City and
YTLLA3IE7TTE CHANNEL CJLEAR
Snagging Operations Required Only
Beyond Oorvallia This Year.
Persistence has won for the United
States engineering force here a clear
channel from Portland to Corvallis, as
far as snags figure In channel condi
tions, it being said that the marine
road is free from such obstructions.
The Government steamer Mathloma,
which is detailed for such work In ad
dition to dredging with her dipper
gear, was dispatched yesterday to re
move snags from the channel between
Corvallis and Peoria, the road beyond
the first point being reported to be less
free than the lower stretch. As bet
ter navigation conditions prevail with
higher water, the Yellow Stack steam
ers will make occasional trips to
Peoria for farm products.
The Mathloma worked two days In an
endeavor to raise a runaway barge,
the east side of Swan Is-
lonA Tha Kcrond attempt resulted in
the barge breaking loose, and it drifted
downstream, not being located again.
In the event it reappears. Major Jewett
says it will be removed Immediately.
WIXDBER, MAKES THIRD TRIP
Globe Grain & Milling Co. to Ship
San Francisco Cargo in January.
Jack Noyes, manager of the Globe
Grain & Milling Company, yesieruo.
closed with the owners oi tne
Windber for a third trip of that vessel
from Portland In the domestic wheat
. :,. has made one voyage from
here to San Pedro with wheat and pa-
per.and should leave tne nouintm
today. On reaching here she works a
,,, .o-o-n fnr San Pedro and on the
third voyage, to be made between Janu
ary 1 and 16, sne will prowcu ""'J
far as San Francisco.
Like the Norwood, engaged by the
Crown Willamette Paper Company for
80 days and possibly 60 days, the Wind
ber was taken to "relieve the conges
It Is planned to have the schooner George
B. Billings floated from the Oregon dry
dock this afternoon and to Port of Port
land Is arranging to have her twejl to As
toria at once. The vessel U to reload her
lumber cargo. , which was discharged after
l : --,rk.H into the river leaking
Official notice from Mayor Albee of the
appointment of A. H. Avert", to succeed
Dan Kellaher s a member of the Com
mission of Public Docks reached that de
partment yesterday. Mr. Averill Is to take
the oath of office and will present his
credentials at the next meeting, Decem
Rain of the past few days has delayed
caulking on the deck of the schooner Car
rier Dove, -which was floated from the Port
of Portland drydock a few days ago, after
the hull was caulked. Since she had been
moored alongside the drydock. It is hoped,
by the end of the week to finish the seams
on the "topside."
rtuHn in tli death of Oeorxe F. Fuller,
formerly Vnlted iitates Inspector of boilers
in this district. Inspectors Edwards and
Wynn yesterday postponed an investigation
that was to have been conducted Into the
flreboat George H. Williams having sus
tained damage through being struck by
the draw of the Morrlsn-stree t bridge. The
case will be reset In a day or two.
Pacific CoastShlpping Notes.
aktohta. Doc. s. (SDeclal.) Improved
conditions at the mouth of the river ana
outside today permitted several vessels to
go to sea and the harbor was cleared of
barbound craft. Among the delayed lumber-laden
steam schooners -which sailed to
day were the Santiam, from Westport and
the Hammond mill for San Pedro: the
Santa Monica, from Westport for San Fran
cisco; the Nehalem, from Westport and
St. Helens for San Francisco; the laqua.
from St. Helens for San Francisco, and the
Dulty Putnam, from Knappton for Saa
Francisco. Yesterday afternoon the latter
vessel returned to Knappton and discharged
about 10,000 feet of lumber from her deck
load, as she was topheavy.
Carrying a cargo of paper from Portland,
the steam schooner Norwood sailed today
for San Francisco.
The steamer Northern Pacific sailed to
day for San Francisco with a capacity cargo
of general freight and about 800 passen
gers. The steam schooner Johan Toulsen arrived
during the nlfrht from San Francisco and
after taking on a small quantity of lum
ber at the Hammond mill went to up-river
points to complete her car?o.
The steam schooner J. B. stetson arrived
from San Francisco, bringing freight for
Astoria and Portland.
The tug Navigator, having oil barge Mon
terey In tow, is due from California.
The steam schooner Klamath Is due from
Ean Francisco to load lumber at St. Helens.
The steam schooner Daisy Gadsby is due
from San Francisco to load lumber at Rai
nier and Portland.
The steamer Breakwater, Captain Svend
eon, arrived from Bandon with 2:10.000 feet
of lumber consigned to Sudden & Chrls
tenson. The American schooner Katherlne has
been chartered on private terms to carry
wheat from Australia to Callao.
SEATTLE, Wash., Dec. .5. (Special.)
The steamer Hnrlk Ibsen, of the Water
bouse fleet, arrived tonight from Shang
hai via Vancouver, B. C. bringing a full
cargo of Oriental products. Included in
the Seattle consignment were 9.0 tuns of
Chinese wood oil, the largest single ship
men of the commodity yet made to this
country. The Ibsen will load a full cargo
for the Orient.
The only other arrival today was the
steamer Senator, from San Francisco with
a full freiKht cargo.
Tug Gollah departed at 1 P. M. for San
Francisco via Fort Ludlow.
SAN FRANCISCO. Dec. 5. (Special.)
Reporting rough weather, which held her
back several hours, the Matson liner Wilhel
mir.a made port from Honolulu this after
noon, bringing Ills passengers and had a
large island cargo.
The transport Sheridan steamed away
yesterday for Manila via Honolulu and
Guam. The troop ship took out .'1000 tons
of Army freight and had 650 passengers.
The Oceanic liner sierra arrived ' this
morning. 19 days from Sydney, via Fago
Pfljro and Honolulu. "
The Sierra came In with a large cargo,
mostly tropical products, and 109 passen
gers. Fifty-five days from I.evuka. the schooner
Philippine arrived In port Aoday with 592
tons of copra.
The oil tanker Richmond, of the Stand
ard OH fleet, arrived t'MjaV from Anaeortes
wim jiihi oimaies or dox snooks as cargo.
The cruiser Colorado arrived from Brem
erton late this afteruoou.
The steamer U vara do will take on 1400
tons of copper ore at the Howard bunkers
at Oakland tomorrow for Tacoma. This Is
the first ship to carry ore from tha Howard
Company within a month, the company be
ing unable to charter ships for the pur
pose. The steamer Marshfield, from the Colum
bia River, discharged 12.1.O00 feet of pine
at the municipal wharf this morning.
-ABERDEEN. Wash.. Dec. B. (Special.)
The keel for another big auxiliary schooner.
which will have an over-all length of 290
I"et. nas been laid at the Grays Harbor
yards in the berth from which the San
tino was launched. This blares three of
these big vessels under construction at these
The steamer Coronado arrived and Is load
ing at tne Bay City mill.
None of 'the b&rbouTid fleet was abla to
The schooners Dauntless and Sehome TCent
oown to the lower liarbor reariv in ,ir
the former for Honolulu and the latter for
Astoria School Contracts Ijet.
ASTORIA, Or., Dec. 5. (Special.)
The School Board at its meeting this
evening awarded contracts for the erec
tion of a new 18-room central grads
school. The contracts were awarded
as follows: Construction. Astoria Con
struction Company, 161,856.45; heating
and ventilation. W. C. Laws. 13,23i.-
plumbing. W. N. Smith. 86968; wiring,
Miller & Hall. 82273: total. 884,333.45.
The building is to be completed within
STEAEB HAS FIRE
Dalles City Damaged While
Lying at Dock Here.
LOSS IS ABOUT $8000
Part of Cargo, Including Two New
Automobiles, BurnedVessel Will
Not Resume Regular Run TJp
Columbia for Pew Says.
Fire which started In the flreroom
of the steamer Dalles City, of The
Dalles. Portland & Astoria Navigation
Company's fleet, as - she was lying at
her berth, foot of Alder street, at 6
o'clock yesterday morning, threatened
for a time to destroy the boat. Fed
by oil from the burners, the flames
rapidly spread through the fore part
or tne lower deck, destroyed some of
the deck planking above and swept
up the casing surrounding the stack
D. C. O'Reilly, head of the company,
estimated the damage to the steamer
at o000, partially covered by Insur
ance. Damage to the cargo he estl
mated at between $3000 and $4000.
Mr. O'Reilly said that It would prob
ably be a week or 10 days before the
steamer could be put In shape to re
sume her regular run to The Dalles.
The Dalles City was fully loaded,
ready to go out. Fred Wright, fire
man, had started the fire under the
boiler, and there was about 30 pounds
of steam at the time the flames broke
out. He had gone aft to the engine
room for a few moments, and when he
returned the flreroom was in flames.
The Are is believed by Captain Rob
erts, of the arson squad, who made an
investigation, to have been caused by
a 'blow back" from the burners.
The Are was difficult to combat ow
Ing to the quantities of oil, which ren
dered water Ineffectual. Streams of
chemicals from the nreboats David
Campbell and George H. Williams
finally extinguished the flames. Ap
paratua responding to the alarm In
cluded Truck 1, Kngine 1, Chemical 1
and Engines 21 and 22. in charge of
Members of the crew were on board
at the time, a majority of them not
having awakened. They managed to
make their escape to- shore, some of
them with the loss of their clothing.
Two new automobiles, consigned to
The Dalles, which were badly burned,
comprised the principal cargo loss. A
large quantity of vegetables and pota
toes in sacks were also' scorched. Two
chickens and two ducks, forming a
part of the cargo, were burned to
BREAKWATER SAILS SUNDAY
Coast Ports Eliminated to Get Fleet
' Back on Schedule.
. As a means of getting the steamer
Breakwater back on schedule, orders
.have been sent from the San Francisco
office of the North Pacific Steamship
Company to dispatch her direct for the
Golden Gate on her next voyage, leav
ing here Sunday night, while the
steamer F. A. Kilburn will follow from
Portland a week from today and make
the usual calls at Marshfield and Eu
reka, - -
The Breakwater was delayed here
less than a day on her last trip, and
returned to Coos Bay on her way south
because of a blow that prevented her
making Eureka, while the Kilburn was
damaged at Eureka, so was held at
San Francisco for repairs. She is ex
pected to leave there this week.
As to other lines, the turbiner North
ern Pacific sailed yesterday, and the
Rose City, due today, sails Saturday.
The steamer Klamath is scheduled for
tomorrow and the J. B. Stetson for
NEW FREIGHT LINE PKOPOSEI)
Steamers to Be Put on Seattlc-San
Francisco Route in Fall.
SEATTLE. Wash.. Dec. 4. The
Pacific American Fisheries Company,
of Bellingham, Wash., which operates
six canneries in Alaska and two on
Puget Sound, announced today that.
beginning next Fall. Its steamers will
engage m the generar freirht-carry-ing
business, probably out of Seattle
in the California trade, during that
part of the year they are not needed
In connection with the cannery busi
ness. It is planned to put them into
the general freight trade from October
to March every year.
The company now has two steamers.
the Norwood and Windber, which are
operating out of Portland, Or., under
charter. It has under cons -'ction at
Us yards In Bellingham two steamers,
each of 2000 tons. These are almost
completed, and when they are put into
commission the keels of two oti.ers of
similar size will be laid.
LUMBER CARGOES 1IEAVIEU
Grays Harbor and Willapu Harbor
Business Good in No ember.
ABERDEEN, Wash., Dec. 5. (Spe
cial.) More lumber-laden vessels
there were 39 cleared Grays Harbor
iu November than during any other
month in 1916. These carried cargoes
amounting to 27,979.000 feet, of which
4,004,000 went to foreign ports in six
Willapa Harbor in Novembrr han
dled a bigger cargo business than in
any month since the war started, ship
ments from there amounting to 12,0''6,
000. feet, carried in 16 vessels. The
steady increase during recent months
in the amount of lumber beinrr shipped
from the twin harbors is attributed
largely to the new vessels now in the
lumber trade as a result of shipbuild
DUB TO ARRIVE.
Rose v jr Los Angel's. .. .
Northe. Pacific... San Franrlsco. .
Breakwa, ? r San Francisco. .
F. A. Kllturn San Francisco. .
Beaver. I.os Angeies. . . .
DUB TO DEPART.
. . Dec. 0
J. B. Stetson
N ii thern Pacific.
Pa fer . . . .
F. A, Kilb'ira
. S.F. for L.A.-S.D. .Deo
San Diego Dec
. .San Pedro Dec.
.S.F. for L..A.-S.D. Dec.
. - Los Angeles . . .
. . San Franoisco.
. . S&n Dl-go-.
.los Angeles. ,.
. . San Frsncisco.
Marconi Wireless Reports.
Spetdwell, San Diego for Ban Pedro, pass
ing out San Diego.
Scofield. Seattle for Richmond, 23 miles
north of Richmond.
Rose City, San Francisco for Portland, lO
miles south of Northwest Seal Hocks.
Adeline Smith, San Francisco for roos
Bay, 333 mil- north of Sun Franrisco.
Oregon. Aberdeen for San Pedro, barbound
In Grays Harbor.'
F1 Segundo. Kl Segundo for Seattle, 193
miles south of Seattle.
Drake, towing barge 01. Point Wells for
Richmond. 000 miles north of Richmond.
Klumuth, San Francisco for St. Helen's,
20 miles south of Columbia River.
Northern Pacific, Flavel for San Francisco,
314 miles south of tae 'Columbia liiver.
laqua. St. Helens for San Francisco, 100
ml es south of the Columbia River.
Siaudard. Arrow, auu Fraucisco for China, J
f 3400 miles from San Francisco at 8 P.
Ecuador, San Francisco- for Orient. 1752
miles west of Honolulu at 8 P. M. Decem
J. L. Luckenlrach. San Francisco for Yo
kohama, 3530 miles from Saa Francisco at
8 P. M. December 4.
China, Orient for San Francisco. 195 miles
west of Honolulu at V P. H. December 4.
Topeka. San Francisco for Eureka. 25
miles south of Point Arena.
President. San Francisco for San Pedro.
149 miles south of San Francisco.
Acme, Woo Sunr for San Francisco.
miles .from Saa Francisco.
Enterprise.. San Francisco, tnr niln
miles from San Francisco.
Celllo. Everett for San FrMi-ln
Atlas. El fieranrin fnr Tfntiiiliit ktk w.ti-
from EI Segundo.
anta. Alicia, San Francisco for Palta
Pou. 31 miles from San Francisco a.t a
M. December 4.
V. S. Naval Radio Reports.
NORTH HEAD, Wash.. Dee. 6. (SDeclal )
Northwestern. Seward for Seattle, at La,
touche, December 4, 8 P. M.j Providencia,
San Francisco for Vancouver, 290 miles
north of San Francisco. December 4. S P. M.;
Admiral Evans, at Seldovla. westbound. n-
cember 4. 8 P. M.
C . Manning, anchored Port Ani-.l..
probably will remain here twt weeks.
SAN DIEGO. Cat. Dec. 4. (Special.)
Departures U. S. S. Nanshan. for Gulf of
Fonseca, :50 P. M.. December S: due to
arrive at 8 A. M.. December 4; TJ. S. S.
Nereus, passing- M&gdaJena. Bay at S P. M.
December 4; steamer Costa Rica, for San
Francisco. 224 miles from Sallna Crux. 8
P. M. December 4.
ban rHA.vcisro. Dee. 6. (Special.)
dciucf uuemr sailed lor San Diego De
cember o. Admiral Dewey, San Francisco
lor Seattle, 75 miles from ban Francisco
POINT ARGTTETjTjO. Cal.. Dee. . Steamer
rmviuenai, out miles south of San Fran
Cisco at 8 P. M.
Movements of Vessels.
PORTLAND, Dec 5. Arrived Steamers
.i. ,r. eietson ana jonaa Foulsen, from Sa
ASTORIA, Deo. B. Arrived at T and left
up at 9 A. M steamer J. B. Stetson, from
San Francisco. Sailed at 8 A. M-, steamers
b-antlam. tor San Pedro; Nehalem, laqua.
Daisy Putnam and Santa Monica, for ban
Francisco; at 11 A, M., steamer Norwood.
ror fcan Francisco; at 2:S3 P. M., steamer
isortnern t-aclllc. lor Ban Francisco.
SAN FRANCISCO, Deo. B. Arrived t T
A. M., steamers -Beaver, from Portland, for
ban l-aro; sreK water, Irom Portland, via
Coos Bay and Eureka; at 2 F. M.. steamer
w. F. Herrln, from Portland. December 4
Sailed at 7 P. M-, steamer Rose City, from
San Pedro, for Portland.
ASTORIA, Dec. 4. Arrived at 0 and left
up at 11 P. M., steamer Johan Poulsen, from
can r rancisco.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. B. Arrived
Steamers Beaver and Breakwater, from
Portland; Sierra, from Sydney: Richmond
from Prince Rupert; Vi'llhelmtna. from Hon
olulu: Queen, from Seattle: William F. Her.
rln. from Astoria; schooner Philippine, from
LevuKa. balled steamers Newby Hall
(Norwegian), for New York; Admiral Dewey,
lor oeatue; t. A. transport isnerldan,
for Manila; San Jacinto, for Hoqulam; Yo
seraiLe, tor -uri uamDie.
SEATTLE. Dec 8. Arrived Steamers
Henrlk Ibsen, from Shanghai: Senator, from
San Francisco. Sailed Tug Gollah. for San
Tides at Astoria Wednesday
10:1S A. M 9.0 feet I 4:11 A. M 2.8 feel
ll:o" P. M . . . . 6.7 feet I 5:.tO P. M...-0.4 foot
Columbia River Bur Report.- V
NORTH HEAD, Dec. Conditio of the
bar at B P. M. : Sea. moderate; wind, west
This wise old man of science when treating on the
daily diet, and speaking of an Ideal Race, athletically
built and wholesome mentally, said :
"They will feed on barley and wheat,
baking the wheat and kneading the flour,
making: noble puddings and loaves;
is more and more becoming
Made of whole wheat and malted barley this famous
food supplies all the nourishment of the grains including
their vital mineral salts lacking in many foods but all
important for keen mental activity and sturdy physical
Every table should have its daily ration of
"There's, a Reason"
' at Grocers everywhere.
LINER HOT TO SHIFT
Northern Pacific Doing Great
SAILINGS ARE ANNOUNCED
Report That Carrier Would Be Trans
ferred to Oriental Run Denied
by Traffic Manager Embargo
by Lines Still In Force.
Reports that the turbiner Northern
Pacific, Captain Al Hunter, which is
maintaining: the service of the Great
Northern Pacific line between the
Golden Gate and Portland since the
liner Great Northern was shifted to
the California-Hawaiian route for the
Winter and Spring. might Join her
sister ship for a short time, are denied
by representatives of the company at
Traffic Manager Jackson, at San
Francisco, yesterday issued notice of
the sailing- dates of the turbiner for
January'" and February. This would
seem to dispose of rumors thaf the
Northern Pacific might be taken off
the coastwise run in the midwinter
period to help out the Hawaiian traffic
which Is brisk. ,
There is even more business on the
coastwise run than the one ship can
well take care of, under the present
conditions. It is said, and officials here
have been unable to account for the
rumors of cancelling the schedule of
the Northern Pacific.
The schedule for January and Feb
ruary of the Northern Pacific follows:
From Flavel January 2. 6. 11. 16, to,
26. 80: February 8, 8, 13.- 17, 22. 27.
From San Francisco January 4, 9, 13.
18. 23, 27; February 1. 6. 10. 15, 20. 24.
As to freight conditions, the company
has not lifted an embargo recently
made effective against shingles, lumber,
lath, grain and perishables. In spite
of that, however, there is an accumula-
tlon of miscellaneous shipments at
Flavel and while the Northern Pacific
was dispatched for San Francisco yes
terday with a full load, almost as much
remained at Flavel.
The Han Francisco & Portland Steam
ship Company, operating the Rose City
and Beaver, likewise continues Its em
bargo against perishables and certain
cargo of other kinds, though shipments
must be handled that are brought here
from the O.-W. It. & N.. territory for
delivery in California.
The Rose City, due today from the
south, has about 1S00 tons, rated a
good northbound cargo for that ship
and she carries a number of travelers.
Some are making reservations for Cali
fornia trips during the holidays, rooms
being taken for all sailings this month
on these ships and the Northern Pa
cific is drawing holiday travelers for
her sailings of December 14. 19 and 23.
they be great of limb."
the favorite food of sturdy