Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, January 11, 1917, Page 20, Image 20

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Another Conference Between
Special Committee and Mr.
- Bowles Is Due Today.
.Various Crafts Meet to Consider
Proposal for Union Iron Works'..
Scale Northwest Steel Plant
Y Operates All Departments.
A conference between J. R. Bow les,
president of the Northwest Steel 0 om
pany, and the committee represer ting
the striking metal workers at , that
plant probably will be held today, and
It is possible that a settlement f the
trouble may be made promptly. i
Different crafts now out on strike
met yesterday and considered tho prop
osition made Tuesday by President
Bowles that the establishmen t will
agree to pay the scale in effect at the
Union Iron Works. San Kranfjlsco, a
closed-shop concern.
The unions met separately yester
day. They will hold further sessions
today, when they either will register
their agreement with Mr. Bowies' offer
or they will make a countor- proposi
tion that is likely to be svffcrmitted to
him today. He is waiting a, x-eply from
the unions as to what thpsy will do
with his offer. The next move is up to
What proposal the unionr: will make.
In the event they do not s .gree to ac
cept the Union Iron Worlo i scale, they
will not divulge until thie y have con
err with Mr. Bowles.
After this conference mass meet
ing of all the crafts wil l be called, and
any tentative agreemei it between Mr.
Bowles and the commit etee will be re
ferred to the men for ratification. This
mass meeting likely -w ill be held to
morrow. Mr. Bowles said yestir srday that, con
sidering material conditions, the plant
was getting back to xt ormal.
"Every tool is ruiar ning today," he
declared. He said t or Is should not be
understood as being 'co the effect that
the plant is operatirsfr as it did before
the strike, as the n tht shift3 are not
now being worked.
As far as the Wil famette Steel & Iron
Works is concerned . the strikers took
no steps whatever ytesterday. As Presi-r
dent B. C. Ball doe s not care to treat
with the unions, the unions can do
nothing but leave aim alone, it is .said.
The strike, howl jver, is still on as
against that esta blishment, but the
plant is said to h ve a large proportion
of its normal fort ;e at work.
Portland Goes. Down, but Steamer
Brazil Effect i Rescue of Company.
Captain H. I I. Rees, master of the
steamer Portlaj id, reported lost recent
ly off the Bern ludas. is alive and well,
as are all men bers of the crew of that
chip. They am e on their way to Kirk
wail. England,, aboard, the steamer Bra
all,, which ret med them. But the Port
land Is at ths bottom of the sea.
To Captain, Oliver P. Rankin, master
of the steau ier Rose City, are many
Portland f r ends of Captain Rees in
debted for I he good news, for he sent
word imme f.iatelv on 1 .nrn i n nf
rescue, wh J ch reached San Francisco
In a cablegram from the French inter
ests who o i vned the Portland.
The. Port! land plied btween this har
fcor and C:i lifornia plants of the Globe
Grain & Milling Company, after. being
brought f om the East, until shortly
after the ar broke out, when she went
to the At d1 mtlc and several months ago
was sold io French interests. She left
Havre on her last voyage, November
22, and Or ecember 14 was in distress 78
miles oft the Bermudas, being reached
Decembej- 16 by the Italian steamer
Umbria, i which got a line aboard after
two dayj, but in heavy weather the
Portland broke away and disappeared
Decemtn a- 18. The master of the Um
bria reflrorted at Norfolk December 22
and it was assumed Captain Rees and
the ere ar had gone down with the ship.
McD innville Millers to Buy Boat.
M'MJOSrNVILLE, Or., Jan. 10. (Special.)-;
-Managers of the two flouring
mills ' at McMinnville, acting in con
junct J on with the warehousemen at
Daytlrjn and Newberg, are negotiating
lor a,he purchase of a steamboat of
froni. 100 to 150 tons carrying capacity,
to p'ly the Willamette and Yamhill
Rivars between Portland and McMinn
villm. One of the O. C. T. boats is the
subject of consideration. The men in
terested are all heavy shippers, who
con I emplate being able to load such a
boaj . the year around.
Lumber Schooner Chartered.
STORTH BEND. Or.. Jan. 10. (Spe
cial 1.) The Bertie Minor, a sailing
sc iooner formerly in Coos Bay and Co-
qur ille River trade, is chartered for sev
enal trips between Coos Bay and Hono
lulu, carrying lumber for the North
B ind Mill & Lumber Company. The
vt issel carries 350,000 feet of lumber,
JU id her first trip will be made about
IX Cinor Is expected In port this week
from San Francisco.
i jiarine .notes.
, j Carrying 1200 tons or wheat for San Fran
1 I Cisco, loaded by the Globe Grain & Milling
' 4 Company, tne steamer norwooa B&iiea at o
! o'clock last night on her last voyage from
i Portland this season. On being discharged
' ' In the south, she will load for Beilingham.
there to be gotten ready for the 1917 Alaska
season in tho interest or ner owners, tne pa
cific American h lsnenes.
In spite of all doubts that the Japanese
steamer Unkal Mara No. 2 had cargo for
Portlaitfd. a message from Seattle yesterday
' notified Portlanders that she was bringing
a small consignment rrom japan, l-ne ves
sel is due about Sunday and loads lumber
fei fnr Romoav. About 600 tons of sul
phur brought from the Orient to Vancouver,
B. C-, by the Japanese steamer Unkai Maru
Xo. 5, is to rcacn nere in a xew nays aooara
the steamer British -Columbia.
Chester Kellogg, manager of the Kellogg
Transportation Company, as well as mem
bers of the crew of the steamer Joseph
Kellogg, and many other friends, attended
tho funeral at li-eiso yesteraay or iapiaiu
A. O. Kruse, who died there Sunday night.
Captain Kruse had been with the Kellogg
v line many years.
Alhert .T. Price, tor a lengthy period mas
, ter of the gasoline ferry Queen, operated
' between The Dalles and the Washington
" shore, yesterday relinquished command to
Edmund pecK.
First Officer Clyde Parker, of the steamer
Beaver, returned aboard that ship yesterday
after having been ashore one voyage. .He
was married at San Francisco Christmas day
to Miss Murray and their home will be In
that city.
R. J. A. O'Reilly, of the Diamond O fleet.
' relinquished his duties last night for a short
time and left for California, where he will
compare the weather with Oregon's bracing
ozone and expects to be as happy as ever to
3 To load the last of her lumber cargo, th
steamer J. B. Stetson shitted from St.
" Helens to Westport last night and sails tot
San Diego tomorrow.
Her shaft having broken the steamer
Paloma. of the Columbia Digger company')
flag, was towed here from the Lower Wil
lamette 'j.-estftrday by the tug E. L. Thomp
son. A new shaft will be ordered cast at
Montiina Cattleman Takes Friends
ami Auto on Foldat's Packet.
As tar as Kalispel, Mont., has spread
the j.-eputation of Captain John Foldat
and.. Purser Jack Pennington, of the
McfJormlck flagship Wapama, as is
evidenced by the fact that Hamilton
Le3, a stockman of that region, with
Mi -, and Mrs. D. H. Pierce as his guests, waited in the city until the sail
io.g of the ship today. Mr. Lee is ship
ping two automobiles as well and the
p arty will Winter at Los Angeles.
Frank Bollam, Portland agent for the
Tiine, said yesterday the last ticket
aboard the Wapama was sold at noon.
The J. B. Stetson has been listed to
sail tomorrow and the Klamath goes
Sunday, all in that service.
Schedule of Liner Arriving Yester
day Is Advanced One Day.
Spurred by knowledge that the sail
ing hour had been advanced one day.
"Wilbur Brown.
The dulcet-toned ukulele has
broken into about everything, in
eluding sorority houses and
According to ukulele history. It
was Bill Baily who played the
blooming thing down In Hono
lulu town, but It's "Bill" Brown
who is playing it at Fantages
this week, and the Pantages Bill
has the Honolulu Bill looking
like a six-spot in a pinochle deck,
sort of out of place. Wilbur
Brown plays it Just like it had
asked him to kind of loose and
carelesslike, and he gets a -world
of music out of it. He also plays
what he calls a ukulele banjo.
For a banjo, it looks a bit ane
mic not well, at all; but it gives
off most robust harmony, not
withstanding its miserable health.
so she is due to get away tomorrow
afternoon for California instead of Sat
urday, Captain Mason brought the
Beaver, flagship of the San Francisco
& Portland line, into port yesterday
afternoon at 4 o'clock, 47 hours from
the Golden Gate. The work of hustling
cargo was inaugurated immediately, so
ne may get away on schedule at 3
On the next trip the Beaver will
likewise go through a hurried period
of less duration, as she is due here
January 22, and sails the following day.
After that she will be on a six-day
schedule with the Rose City. The ves
el brought cargo tl-is time that had
been loaded at San Pedro, by the steam
er Northwestern, the latter discharg
ng at San Francisco, as she was re
turned to her owners at Seattle after
having made one voyage south.
Steamer Schedule.
Kirne From Data,
Northern Pacific. ..San Francisco. ... In port
Beaver .Los Angeles. ... . In port
f. A. KllDurn ban ranclseo. . .. J an. . 11
Breakwater. ....... San Francisco. .Jan. 12
Rose City. Los Angeles.. ... Jan. 1
Name. For Date.
Wapama. ......... San Diego. ...... .Jan. 11
Northern pacific. San Francisco. .. . Jan. 11
F. A Kllbum. ..... San F:anclsco. . . .Jan.
Yale S.F. for L.A.-3.D. Jan.
Beaver ..Los Angeles. .... .Jan.
J. B. Stetson San Diego Jan.
Harvard lor 1aA.-s.1j.. Jan.
Breakwater. ..... San Francisco. .Jan
Klamath. ......... San Diego. ...... .Jan.
Rose City... Loi Ange!es Jan,
Marconi Wireless Reports.
(AU Doslttons renorted st 8 P. M. Jan. 10
unless otherwise designatea.)
Senator, San Francisco for Beilingham, 39
miles north of Mendocino.
Logan. San Francisco for Manila. 1259
miles from ban Francisco January a.
Multnomah, ban ranclseo lor ban Pedro.
15 miles north of Point bur.
Richmond. Port Aneeles for San Pedro.
56ti miles north of San Pedro.
Scofleld. Richmond tor Seattle. 80 miles
north of Richmond.
Umatilla. Seattle for San Francisco. 32
miles south of Blunts Reef -
Topeka, San Francisco for Eureka, ten
miles south of Point Arena.
Adeline Smith, San Francisco for Coos
Bay. 91 miles north of San Francisco.
Iaaua, San Pedro lor san Francisco. 73
miles south of Pigeon Point.
San Jose. San Francisco for Balboa, 30
miles outh of Mazatian January 9.
Caddo, Antoxagasto lor ban Pedro. 600
miles from San Pedro.
Moffett. towing barge 93. San Francisco
lor Balboa, 65s miles south of San Fran'
Jim Butler, San ' Francisco for Santa Ro
salia, 235 miles south ot San Francisco.
Celilo. Ean Pedro for San Francisco, off
i-oinL x irmin.
Minnesota. Newport News for Pearl Bar
bor. 209 miles northwest of Balboa.
Grace Dollar. San Francisco for Port'
land, logbour.3 outside Columbia River.
Curacao. Seattle for San Francisco. ISO
miles south or Flattery.
Willamette. Grays Harbor for Astoria, fog.
bound off Columbia River. '
Kllburn, Coos Bay for Portland, barbound
insiae coos uay.
Lucas, towing barge 95, Seattle for Rich
mond. 516 miles north of Richmond.
Breakwater, San Francisco for Portland
315 miles north of San Francisn.
Queen, San Francisco for Seattle, 72 miles
north of Cape Blanco.
Cusco. San Francisco for Puget Sound, 637
miles north of San Francisco.
Oregon. San Francisco for Balboa, five
miles Bonm or win Francisco.
Wllhelmina, San Francisco for Honolulu.
uw miies rrom ban r ranclseo.
Standard Arrow, Orient for San Francisco
C30 miles west or San Francisco.
Atlas, Richmond for Honolulu, 820 mill
west of San FranclBCo.
Tides at Astoria Thursday.
High. Low.
8r00 A M 7.? foet!8:58 A. M 3.3 feet
2:2 P. M......8.3 feetl:18 P. M 0.6 foot
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Scandinavian Interests Say
Norwegian Law Is Not Af
fecting Contracts Here.
A. Kelmann Reports That Nearly
$2,000,000 Is on Hand to Pay
Shipbuilders Who Are Be
hind on Construction.
Final payment made late yesterday
at San Francisco on the new Norwegian
teamer Capto, a vessel of 3575 tons net
register, built for Stolt Nielsen, of Nor
way, is pointed to by A. Reimann,
American representative of A. O. An
dersen & Co., as illustrating that legis
lation in Norway is not interfering
with all I ship contracts placed in the
United States.
In fact Mr, Reimann, who is spending
the Winter here and from the Portland
office is directing the affairs of the
ig Danish concern, being in touch by
cable with Scandinavian interests dally,
says he does not believe any financial
rrangements entered into with re-
ponsible Scandinavians will be effect-
d in any manner, except such as in
the case of the Capto, when details
hinging on delivery were of a techni
cal character and existing solely be
tween the builders and the owner, not
aving to do in any way with Nor
wegian conditions.
Capto Relet for 20O Shillings.
The Capto was taken over under six
months charter by Andrew Weir &
Co. at a rate of 35 shillings, the en
gagement being negotiated through A
Andersen & Co. at 200 shillings for
voyage to Bombay, and she loads a
lumber cargo of 3,500.000 feet at Wau-
na, Westport and Linnton. She was to
ave put out from the Golden Gate last
lght and it is her maiden voyage.
That a new Norwegian law obligates
owners to Invest 40 per cent of their
profits In Norway, or otherwise pay a
tax in that amount, has made it im
possible for owners to continue prompt
payments here, especially in cases re
orted in which it is said British own
ers have furnished 60 per cent and Nor
wegians promised to pay 40 per cent
on new contracts, is ald by Mr. Rei
mann not to apply in any way to con
tracts they have handled.
The company has contracted for six
steel vessels with the Albina Engine &
Machine Works, in which it is inter
ested; also eight wooden auxiliary
schooners are provided for at the Mc-
Eachern Ship Company s plant at As
toria, which A. O. Andersen & Co. con
trols, and Mr. Reimann asserts finan
cial arrangements for them are posi
tively assured. Commenting on the re
ports yesterday, he gave out the fol
lowing statement:
Delay Not Financial.
The last payment for the Norwegian
steamer Capto had arrived in this coun
try and was only withheld owing to a
technical question between the build
ers and the owners technical repre
entative, pending final instructions
from Norway, which were received yes
As to a report that 60 per cent Brit
ish capital and 40 per cent Norwegian
capital is interested in certain vessels,
that certainly does not apply to any
vessel contracted by or through us and.
we have reason to believe, does not ap
ply to any other contracts made in this
country for Norwegian account.
There is no reason to believe that
any payments for contracts made with
responsible Scandinavian concerns will
by any means be delayed or withheld.
This seems ta be one of the many ru
mors about conditions in Scandinavia,
evidently created by the lack of knowl-
dge of conditions there.
Up to the present, no payments from
any of our Norwegian friends have
been stopped or even delayed. In fact,
we hold between $1,500,000 and $2,000.-
000, due later than anticipated, owing
to backwardness of several builders
construction as compared with contract
Steamer Will Make Coast Trijs Be
fore Loading Cargo for Peru.
Jack Noyes. Portland manager for
the Globe Grain & Milling Company,
had reason to appreciate the saying.
It's an ill wind that blows nobody
good," when he closed for the char
ter of the steamer Northland, which
starts loading between 1300 and 1400
tons of wheat here today for San Pedro
Mr. Noyes had taken space - on the
steamer Northwestern for January de
livery of wheat in the south. On her
way to San Francisco she and the
Northland were in collision. The
Northland came here for repairs and
was to continue to Grays Harbor to
load lumber for Peru. On the North
western reaching San Francisco, after
having completed the trip to San Pedro.
her owners recalled her to Seattle, so
Mr. Noyes lost his chance of shipping
wheat on her. But the Northland, being
handy here, he prevailed on the owners
to extend the time for loading lumber
for Peru, so she will take care of his
January deliveries. The vessel comes
off the Oregon drydock today, and
works the first wheat at North Bank
dock, shifting thfen to the Globe mill.
Inspection of Records at Port of
Portland Office Is Under Way.
Port bodies to meet today are the
Commission of Public Docks, which will
have the first 1917 session this morn
ing. and tho Port of Portland Commls
sion. the second 1917 gatnering of
which will be convened this afternoon.
The recent meeting at Corvallis, at
which shipment of grain in bulk was
gone into, may produce features at to
day's meeting of the Dock Commission
and it is not improbable additional
steps will be taken in the plan for the
establishment of adequate elevator fa
cilities here.
As to the Port of Portland It is ex
pected there will be a long calendar.
Arrangements made wnereDy w. j.
Bristol, attorney, is to go over record
of the Port at the Instance of certain
business men and bankers have been
taken advantage of, an accountant hav
ing started the work at the headquar
ters of the Commission.
Pacific Coast Shipping Jfotes. .
GRAYS HARBOR, Wash.. Jan. 10. (Spe
cial.) The steamer Tamalpais arrived and
is loading at the E. K. Wood mill. Ho
quiam. The schooner Alvena, loadins- at the Grays
Harbor Commercial Company mill, will com
plete a cargo for Sydney by Friday.
The schooners Dauntless, Beulah and
Caroline, now discharging- cargoes at Hon
olulu, will return to Grays Harbor for car
goes. SEATTLE. Wash., Jan. lO. (Special.)
The steamer Valdez sailed for San Fran
cisco via Nanalmo, B. C, at 1:30 P. M. to
day, she will load a cargo of coal at Na
nalmo for San Francisco. .
Seattle representatives of the Alaskan En-
glneering Commission announced today that
the U. S. A. transport Crook, now lying
here waiting for repairs, will be used all
of next season by the commission on a
direct run from Seattle to Anchorage with
supplies. She will sail on her first voyage
early in April.
ASTORIA, Or., Jan. 10. (Special.)
Bringing 1750 tons of freight and about 200
passengers, the steamer Northern Pacifle
arrived today from San Francisco.
The motor schooner Sierra cleared today
for San Pedro with 800,000 feet of lumber
from Westport, 400,000 feet from Rainier
and 50O.U0O feet from Portland. A report
late this afternoon said she was fogbound
in the lower harbor.
The schooner J. B. Stetson arrived last
evening from San Francisco and went to
St. Helens to load lumber.
-Dttngins; freight and nuxr tr.r. fn. As
toria and Portland, the steamer Beaver
arrived this morning from San, Francisco
and - San Pedro.
Tha. steam tehoonft. Wlllam,tj fmm
Grays Harbor, is reported outside the bar.
being delayed by the dense fog.
COOS BA7. Or.. Jan. 1ft rsn..l.l .
The team schooner YellowKtonA h.uvmI
one day by rough woatber, sailed today for
The steam schonner TTnv-Hw .allu tht.
afternoon with lumber consigned to San
Tbe steamshfn V. A rliK., aniv.j .
Eureka and will get awav fnr pnni.kj ...
The steam ,cbnnn.r a tut cimnMMn
rived yesterday from San Francisco, but
ftay? outside until today, when she en-
. " oimrson win snip lumber at
the Buehner mills.
SAN FRANf-Tsrrn t. m o ,.i
The Hart-Wood Lumber rnmtianu mm
placed a contract with the Matthews Ship
building Company, of Hoquiam. for the con.
tructlon of a large steam Hchnnn,. .v.
coastwise lumber trade. Th. nw r.
will have a ranacitv of 1 .umiwd r.r
umber and will h th !..... v. .... .
In the Grays Harbor district
The Matson liner Wllhelmina. with a
full passenger list and nniHi,
parted today for Honolulu. "
K.,i H ,coA todav chartered the French
bark General De Negrter to carry a cargo
of barley from this port to England at the
i i 1, . DJ sniuings. ii the port of
destination of the bark Is London or Ips
wich, the rate of lfiO shillings a ton will
R ,.The, bark arrived in this port
?r,.Ce. JS' ,nd 11 wa originally In
tended to load the vessel with a cargo of
general merchandise for France, but her
owners abandoned this Idea, owing to the
high rates demanded by the Insurance un
derwriters for the voyage.
TJ. S.'Xaval Radio Reports.
leaving Cordova for Latouche, noon. January
D,'?,C"d-Bajr for Uyak' 20 east
of Cold Bay 8 P. M. January . Tatoosh.
towing Acapulco. San Francisco, for Seattle
2j miles south of Columbia River 8PM
January 0. Slnaloa, San Franeisoo m, ' T
coma. 120 miles north of Cape Blanco 8 P
o."7,?' Northwestern. Oleum for Se
attle 8 miles south of Columbia River 8
P. M. January 10. Mariposa, loading ore at
Ellamar, noon, January 10.
SA.- rKANCIBCO. -Tti 1A to
CTJ mare Island for San
o Janu',ry l Mcculloch, Eureka for
. Movements of Vessels.
TOKTLAMJ. Jan. 1ft A nt,.-. o.
Beaver, from San Pedro via San Francisco.
" " nornooa. lor ban rf n r ! .(-n
AoivniA. Jan. i II- Snllfri mt 1 A -hi-
steamer Daisy .Putnam, for San Pedro. Ar-
v.ov ana lert up at :10 A M
"fr weaver, rrom Ban Pedro via San
SAN FRANCISCO. Jan lA-ii.' .. n
A. M., steamers Despatch, from Portland:
uiiisy. rrom Columbia River TQnt1ar.. a
C.ll.J ...n.. . J '
. i r. jm., scnooner Monterey, In tow
e .iisiui, iur A-urnana.
SAN PEDRO. Jan. 10. Arrlv.d s. ....
4eganicuni. rrom inlllmhla Tllvr 7
Arnvea, steamer Celilo, from Puget
i7r i u, S, oaueu steamer Bant lam
for Columbia River.
COOS BAT. Jan. 10. Arrived at 1ft A M
steamer K. A. Kllburn. from San Francisco
cliiu r.ufta, i or A-oruano.
ASTORIA, Jan. 9. Arrived at 3 and left
up at 5 P. M., steamer J. B. Stetson, from
San Francisco.
Steamers 1 Segundo. from Snattu. i- i .
des. from Hongkong; Despatch. Daisy, from
Astoria; Oregon, Coronado, from Grays Har
bor; Provldencia, from Santa Rosalia. Sailed
reamers u. ii. bcolleld. F. S. Loon for
Seattle; Adeline Smith, for Coos Bay; Wll
helmina, for Honolulu.
SEATTLE. Wash.. Jan. 10 a-i
Steamers Stanley Dollar, from Nanalmo, B.
Admiral bcniey. irom Vancouver r
Sailed Steamer Valdez. for San Francisco;
schooner Maid of Orleans, for Unga.
- Columbia Kiver Bar Report.
NORTH HEAD. Jan. in Pn.Httu.
bar at & P. M. : Sea. obscured: wind, north
west four miies.
Walla Wallu County Treasurer Wins
After Stormy Session.
WALLA WALLA, Wash., Jan. 10.
(Special.) After a stormy all-day ses
sion held behind Closed doors the
County Commissioners, by a split vote
tonight, approved the $300,000 bond of
County Treasurer Guy Allen Turner.
The vote was two to one. Chairman
J. L. Reavis voting against the accept
ance while Commissioners A. C. Moore
and D. C. Eaton voted to approve. S.
A. Mitchell, of Spokane, representing
the National Surety Company, of New
x-orK, me witn the board and informed
them that his company would stand
pat on the bond as written.
The recent attack on Treasurer
Turner by Mrs. C. E. Montgomery with
a horsewhip was the basis of Chairman
Reavis' opposition.
Read The Oregonian classified ads.
IT Ask any of the great army of Postum users what influ
enced them to try this beverage, and the reply nine times out
of ten will be that they were convinced .the caffeine and tan
nin in tea and coffee were harmful to health.
H Some imagine it is hard to give up coffee and tea. But it
isn't, with the delightful aroma and flavor of Postum at hand.
This flavor somewhat resembles that of a high-grade Java cof
fee, but . there is no coffee in. Postum only the nourishing
goodness of wheat, skilfully processed with a small per cent
of wholesome molasses.
H Postum comes in two forms: Postum Cereal, which has to
be boiled; Instant Postum soluble made in the cup, in
stantly. Some prefer one, some the other. Made right, they
are alike delicious, and the cost per cup is about the same.
There's better health, comfort and efficiency in .
City to Be; Ready Soon
Regulate Jitneys.
Seperate Cards for Each of Three
Plans of Operation to Be Pro
vided Strict Compliance)
With Rules Is Aim.
As soon as printers can . turn out
copies of new standard rate cards cov
ering the operation of taxicabs, for
hlre cars and jitneys, the new regula
tions will be nut in ODeration bv Citv
Commissioner Dieck. The cards were
submitted to the Council yesterday by
nr. JJiecK and they met with no ob
Under the new system the driver
may operate on a zone basis, an hour
ly basis or a mileage basis. Separate
cards ,are provided for each plan of
operation and ail cards must be fur
nished by the city, drivers being pro
hibited from furnishing their own cards
or any card not Approved by the city.
Patrons Will Profit.
The jitneys are operating now the
same as ever, but are escaping prose
cution by establishing the pretense of
operating on an hourly basis. To cover
this method of operating the driver
will be required to fill out a card for
display inside and -outside .his car and
for filing with the city, giving his
exact charge for an hour or any Dart
of an hour. He must fill out this charge
and comply with it strictly. The driver
fixes his own fare at what he wishes,
so long as the rate Is posted and is
available to all persons alike.
The result of the system will be that
parts of the city other than the present
Jitney runs will get Jitney service if
the residents want it. If the driver,
for example, posts notice of a 15-minute
haul for 5 cents, which is probably
what will be done, the driver will have
to go In any direction the passenger
demands and will have to operate in
accordance witn the passenger's re
quest for the IS minutes at the 6-cent
Rates Mast Be Vnlform,
City Attorney LaRoche has ruled that
a driver cannot charge more or less
than his posted rite, the purpose of
requiring the posted rate being to give
the entire public the benefit of the
same rates. If the drivers fall to post
anything but a rate for an hour they
will have to charge a full hour's fare.
The new arrangement will force the
Jitneys to give exactly what they do not
want to give, service elsewhere than
along their present runs along the
close-in limits of the main streetcar
lines. The Jitneys in trying to gain
the name of taxicabs, so a,s to evade
the demands of the City Council that
they obtain a franchise, have contended
that they want to be low-fare taxicabs.
The new system will enable them to
become such, but will force, them to
travel off their Jitney routes when
passengers demand.
Reply to Protest of Willbridge Res
idents -Is Issued.
Fifteen drivers of Jitneys, members
of the Jitney Drivers' Union, prepared
a reply yesterday to a protest to the
City Council, signed by 35 Willbridge
residents, against the granting of an
exclusive franchise to the union to op
erate Jitneys over the Linnton run,
which passes through Willbridge. The
reply was written by F. W. Knight, one
of the drivers, and he says it has the
approval of the rest of the drivers.
The Willbridge residents complained
of extremely poor service. The reply
of the Jitney drivers follows:
Misstatements Are Alleged.
I 'To the residents of Willbridge. We
have noticed in The Oregonian that you
are dissatisfied with the service the
Jitney union is giving. We are sorry
and would like to give you better serv
ice, but under conditions we are serv
ing you as good as we can. You say
that you have to wait one and two
hours for a seat, and that we drove the
streetcars off, and we ride passengers
on the running boards, and that we are
a menace. We would like to disagree
with you on a few of these mlsrepre
senting statements.
"The streetcars were out of business
before we started to run. Also, we are
not standing passengers on the run
ning boards, and we are not a menace.
What would you do if it were not for
the little jitney runnig to Linnton?
There would be a few more of you
walking. Furthermore, we are not run
ning to Willbridge. We are catering
to the people of Linnton, Willbridge
being only a way point.
Co-Operation Is Sugaested.
"Now. if tho residents of Willbridge
would like to charter a car and pay the
price, we would have one there at any
time that they see fit to travel. Or, if
to Reason
"There's a Reason'-'
you had a telephone and would call up
when you are standing in the rain and
cold, we would come and get you. Why
should we start out without a passen
ger and take a chance on getting some
on the road? We are not mind readers.
We don't know whether you are there
or not- We do not believe there are 8 5
residents at Willbridge. If we depend
ed on the people of Willbridge for sup
port, we would starve to death or give
up our cars and go to the poor-farm.
There are certain parts of the day
that we load pretty heavy, but at other
times we are laying around waiting.
We can't afford to run our cars at a
loss over the road with two or three
passengers. Taking all into considera
tion, we are giving the best service ob
tainable, according to the amount of
money we are making.
Measure Would Provide City-Wide
Service and Transfc-s.
The first of three Jitney franchises
sought by Stephen Carver for a city-
wide Jitney service with transfers, pro
tection bonds, modern buses and a
schedule of service, was given first
reading by the City Council yesterday.
The measure went over for 30 days,
when it will be voted on finally.
The franchise acted on yesterday is
for lines in the southeastern part of
the city. Two others, one for the
North East Side and the other for the
West Side, will be up In about ten days
The franchise considered yesterday has
passed through the period of approval
and official advertising, and service
can be started under it in 90 days from
Northerners Think Order Does Not Af
fect Northwest Product Local
Men Lesa Sanguine.
SEATTLE. Wash. Jan. 10. The of
fice of the West Coast Lumbermen's
Association says that silver spruce, the
importation of which for aeroplane
stock has been prohibited by the Brit
ish government, as reported by the
British Consul in Portland, is not the
Sitka spruce of Oregon and Washing
ton. which is in greater demand than
ever before.
There has been no prohibition of 1m
portation of Sitka spruce from Oregon,
Washington and British Columbia, ac
cording to the association.
Silver spruce (picea parrayana). a
tree of the Rocky Mountains, has been
tried for aeroplane rods and has been
found unavailable, hence the exclu
Notice of an embargo by the British
government on further imports of sil
ver spruce from tho Pacific Northwest
for aeroplane construction was received
yesterday by Harry L. Sherwooa, tint
Ish Consul. During 1916 over 18.000,000
feet of spruce was exported from the
Pacific Northwest for building aircraft.
and It was understood large quantities
of the same material had been con-
tracted for 1917 delivery.
Consul Sherwood notified lumbermen
yesterday of his advices, but could give
no further explanation of the order.
Clear spruce for aeroplane construction
Is valuable, quotations running from
$80 to 990 per thousand feet.
Local authorities on lumbering to
not credit the report from Puget Sound
that the embargo is aimed at silver
spruce alone, but hold that it means
all spruce shipments from the Pacific
Northwest, which are Sitka and Men
zies spruce. Silver spruce does not
grow here and it is not believed an em
bargo order would be Issued against
a commodity that is not found on this
A. L. Williams, of London, who is
here studying the lumber situation,
said last night that the embargo that
has been placed on spruce by the Brit
ish government will seriously impair
spruce milling in Oregon.
Mr. Williams said that in the eyes
of the British government there was
no distinction in the species of spruce
and that the embargo meant that all
Oregon spruce manufacturing mills
would be arrecxeo.
In this he takes issue with officers
of the West Coast Lumbermen's Asso
ciation. The mills that will seriously be af
fected are the Multnomah Lumber and
Rut Factory, of Portland: the Clatsop
Mill and the Astoria Box Factory, of
Astoria: the Brighton Mills and Bmaller
ones located in various parts of the
"I believe the prohibition will only
be temporary," said Mr. Williams.
He aid that the action of the Brit
ish government would probably be fol
lowed bv similar embargoes by the
other entente allies.
Vancouver Plant Has Big Year and
Gain Is Expected In 1917.
VANCOUVER. Wash.. Jan. 10. (Spe
clal.) The cannery operated here by
the Oregon Packing Company 'has Just
completed the season's run. The can
nerv was opened last June and has
Every bit of dandruff disappears after
one or two ap. .cations of Danderlno
rubbed well into the scalp with the fin
ger tips. Get a 25-cent bottle of Dan
derine at any drug store and save your
hair. After a few applications you can't
find a particle of dandruff or any fall
ing hair, and the scalp will never itch.
Hurry, Mother! Remove Poisons
From Little Stomach,
Liver Bowels.
Give "California Syrup of Figs"
it Cross, Uuious or
No matter what ails your child, a
gentle, thorough laxative should always
be the first treatment given.
If your little one is out-of-sorts, halt
sick, isn't resting, eating and acting
naturally look. Mother! see if tongue
is coated. This is a sure sign that tha
little stomach, liver and bowels ar
clogged with waste. When cross. Irri
table, feverish, stomach sour, breath
bad or has stomach-ache, diarrhoea.
Bore throat, full of cold, give a tespoon
ful of "California Syrup of Kigs." and
in a few hours all the constipated poi
son, undigested food and sour bile gent
ly moves out of the little bowels with
out griping, and you have a well, play
ful child again.
Mothers can rest easy after giving
this harmless "lruit laxative." because
it never fails to cleanse the 11 tie one's
liver and bowels and sweeten the stom
ach and they dearly love its pleasant
taste. Full directions for babies, chil
dren of all ages and for grown-ups
printed on each bottle.
Beware of counterfeit tig syrups. Ask
your druggist for a 50-cent bottlo of
"California Syrup of Figs." then sea
that it is made by the "California Fig
S-rup Company."
been in operation most of the time
since, employing as many as 300 per
sons at one time. It is to open this
year about May 1. it is expected. The
cannery has been putting up Hood
Kiver apples for the past six weeks.
A crew will be kept busy the re
mainder of the Winter labeling the
canned goods, packing them for ship
ment, overhauling machinery and mak
ing improvements. It is probable that
the cannery will be enlarged for next
season's pack.
Damascus School Resumes.
DAMASCUS. Or.. Jan. 10. (Special.)
The Damascus public school resumed
work Monday after a two weeks' va
cation, during which time the building
received general repairs and the in
terior a fresh coat of paint. Necessary
equipment also was provided by the
Board for the serving of hot lunches
in the school.
Boys Xot Allowed to Play.
MMINXVILLE. Or., Jan. 10. (Spe
cial.) Youthful members of the social
annex of the McMinnville Commercial.
Club are chafing under a decree com
ing from the office of District Attorney
Conner, denying them the privilege of
playing at the pool tables. Heretofore
boys under 21. who were members of
the club, were not restricted by the
Vessels Entered Yesterday.
American steamer Norwood, ballast, from
San Francisco.
Vessels Cleared Yefttertlay.
American steamer Norwood. 1-00 tons
wheat for San Francisco.
Wash the poisons and toxins from
ystem before putting more
food Into stomach,
Says Inside-bathing makes any.
one look and feel clean,
weet and refreshed.
Wash yourself on the Inside before
breakfast like you do on the outside.
This is vastly more important because
the skin pores do not absorb impuri
ties into the blood, causing Illness,
while the bowel pores do.
For every ounce of food .and drink
taken into the atomach. nearly an
ounce of waste material must be car
ried out of the body. If this waste ma
terial is not eliminated day by day It
quickly ferments and generates poi
sons, gases and toxins which are ab
sorbed or sucked Into the blood stream,
through the lymph ducts which should
suck only nourishment to sustain the
A splendid health measure Is to
drink, before breakfast each. day. a
glass of real hot water with a tea
spoonful of limestone phosphate in it,
which is a harmless way to wash these
poisons, gases and toxins from the
stomach, liver, kidneys and bowels;
thus cleansing, sweetening and fresh
ening the entire alimentary canal be
fore putting more food into the
A quarter pound of limestone phos
phate costs but very little at the drug
store, but is sufficient to make any
one an enthusiast on inside-bathing.
Men and women who are accustomed
to wake up with a dull, aching head or
have furred tongue, bad taste, nasty
breath, sallow complexion, others who
have bilious attacks, acid stomach or
constipation are assured of pronounced
Improvement in both health and ap
pearance shortly. Adv.