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THE MORNING OREGON! AN, THURSDAY, JANUARY
JAPAN IS OH VERGE
OF NEW ELECTION
iTerauchi Cabinet May Be of
Short Life Under Strong
Fire of Opposition.
VIGOROUS DEFENSE MADE
JPremier Qnestions Sincerity of Ger
many's Peace Move Foreign
Minister Charges Design
to Occupy All China.
TOKIO, Jan. 24. Japan Is confronted
with an internal crisis. The opposition
to the administration of Count Terau
chl has opened a vigorous campaign on
the ground that the Terauchl non-partisan
cabinet was formed In violation
of the spirit of the constitution.
Count Terauchi and Viscount Motono.
Foreign Minister, delivered addresses
In defense of the administration In
the diet today. The press expects the
outcome of the crisis .o be dissolution
of the government and a new election.
Premier Terauchi said that Japan
was working in unreserved union with
the allies and said that Germany's
peace proposal was rejected because It
was not inspired by a sincere desire
The Premier declared that the Gov
ernment was paying particular atten
tion to Us relations with China and
would spare no pains to cultivata
"I need scarcely remind you," the
Premier continued, "that armament Is
an indispensable means of national
America' Friendship Desired.
In the course of a lengthy address.
In which he unequivocally asserted that
Germany's ambition for world hege
mony was the true cause of the war.
Viscount Motono dwelt particularly on
the relations between the United States
and Japan. He said that Japan had
always wished to maintain the most
sincerely amicable relations with
Viscount Motono charged that Ger
many had seized Tsing-Tau In 1898
preparatory to the occupation later of
all of China. He said Japan had en
tered the war to defend her particular
Interests and those of her allies and
of all humanity.
"On this war." Viscount Motono con
tinued, "depends the liberty of nations.
If the entente vfctory is incomplete it
Is hardly necessary to remark that
peace in the Far East, for which Japan
has made such sacrifices, is gravely
Referring to the failure of the en
tente aUies In their reply to President
"W'llson'l recent note, to make allusion
as to the disposition of Germany's col
onies, which attracted attention of
Japan, Viscount Motono explained that
the reply did not contain all the condi
tions of peace.
Japan Not EgotlKtlcnl.
Viscount Motono maintained the
greatest cause for China's mistrust of
Japan was the regrettable Japanese
tendency to interfere in China's domes
tic quarrels. "What Japan feared most.
lie said, was the disintegration of
China, but she would do everything to
The Foreign Minister asserted that
Japan's friendly policies must be recip
rocated by China, which must recognize
Japan's special rights in Southern Man
rhuria and Kastern Mongolia. Japan
should recognize the immense inter
ests of other nations in China, co-oper
ate with powers with which there are
Fpecial arrangements and, generally
Fpeaking, to conciliate her interests
with those of other nations.
"Japan has no intention of pursuing
n egotistical policy," Viscount Motono
concluded. "She believes she can reach
a complete understanding with the in
terested powers for the good of China
CARVER PERMITS READ
TWO OK THREE MEASURES
WAIT DATE FOR PASSAGE.
April 1 to See Operation of Bases on
i Proposed Lines If FrtnrhUcs Are
i Granted by City.
Two of t'-e three franchises sought
by Stephen Carver for a city-wide
Jitney service were read first and sec
ond times by the City Council yester
day and put over for 30 days for final
passage. The two measures have
passed the period of official advert!
ing. The first of the three was read
twice about 10. days ago.
The first franchise, that covering the
southeastern part of the city, will be
up for final passage February 14, and
when passed will go over for 60 days
before going into effect. This is re
quired by the city sharter.
Th.e second and third measures will
be up for final passage i ebruary 28
The second one covers the East Side
north of Belmont street, and the third
the West Side.
The action of the Council means that
the Carver service will start on April
1 on all the lines but those in the
southeast section, where service will
be started about 10 days prior to that
Mr. Carver proposes to operate large
buses on a schedule to all the principal
parts of the city, including the suburbs.
He will grant transfers between lines
and will furnish bonds aggregating
$27,500 for the protection of the public
and bonds aggregating $2500 to guar
antee establishment of the service and
continuance for at least six months.
REFORM CODE SOUGHT
JUDGES ARE WORKING OUT BILL
TO MODIFY FELOXV.
Only Offenders Sent to Prison Would
Be So Branded Under Scheme of
A man will not be branded a felon,
no matter what crime short of murder
he may commit, so long as he is not
sentenced to the Penitentiary, if the
tentative amendment being prepared by
Circuit Judge Gatens for consideration
by other Judges of the Circuit Court is
adopted snd passes the Legislature.
Judge Gatens was selected to draft a
tentative bill, at a meeting held in
the chambers of Judge Gantenbein yes
terday by Judges Gantenbein, Gatens
.and Tucker. They were selected by
the other Judges to prepare a report
on the matter of abolishing fixed
With the abolition of the fixed In-
determinate sentence the bill, as tenta
tively outlined by Judge Gatens, would
give the committing: magistrate power
to sentence a man to the County Jail
or to pay a fine or he could parole
him for any offense but murder. If a
man was found g-uilty of highway rob
bery, but instead of being sent to the
Penitentiary he was sentenced to a
term there and paroled, or was given
a Jail sentence or fine, he would be
considered guilty of a misdemeanor, if
Judge Gatens ideas are carried out.
The ' new method Is advocated as
working toward the reformation of the
criminal. It is held to be only Just
and humane to allow the trial Judge to
decide the penalty which shall be paid
by the criminal, because no two cases
EX-JUDGE JVTGINN SUES
Action for Damages Is Began for
Widow of Auto Victim.
Ex-Judge Henry E. McGinn filed his
first case in the Circuit Court since re
turning from the bench to the practice
of law yesterday, when he instituted
suit in favor of the widow of Thomas
Doherty, the street-sweeper, who was
run down and killed by an automobile
of the Hazelwood Company, January S,
The action is for $7500 damages. The
accident happened at night at the ln-
ersection of Broadway and Hoyt street.
Judge McGinn is assisted in the action
by Attorney R. Citron.
Suit for $2o00 damages was begun
yesterday by S. Blumbergr against
James Kerns and the Abbott Company
for injuries sustained January 27, 1916,
when he was run down by an automo
bile at Sixth and Ankeny streets.
'0TAT0 FUTURE PREDICTED
Springfield Mayor Says 1000 Cars
Will Be Grown Annually.
EUGENE. Or.. Jan. 24. (Special.)
One thousand cars of potatoes will be
grown annually in the territory tribu
tary to Eugene and Springfield in the
near future, according to a prediction
made by Mayor E. E. Morrison, of
Springfield, in an address before the
Eugene Chamber of Commerce today.
Mr. Morrison, who is the largest potato
buyer in thia section of the state, as
serted that there was no danger of the
business being overdone.
Mr. Morrison three years ago brought
the first carload of seed potatoes to
Springfield and induced the farmers to
grow potatoes, guaranteeing to pay
them 75 cents a hundred for their
The Willamette Valley potatoes. He
claims, are the equal of almost any
grown In the West.
DUE TO ARRIVE.
Name. From Date.
Northern Pacific. . San Francisco. . . .In port
V. A. Kllbnra San Francisco. ...Jan. 25
Rose City ... .Los Angeles. ... ..Jan. 27
Breakwater... .... San Francisco. .. .Jan. SO
Beaver. ...... . .. ..Los Angeles. .. ...Feb. 2
DUB TO DEPART.
Name. for Date.
Northern Pacific. . .San Francisco. . . .Jan. 25
Yale S.K. for LA.-S.D. Jan 28
F. A. KHburn. .... .San Francisco. . . .Jan. 26
Harvard S.F. for L A.-S.D. . Jan. 27
Hose City ......... .Los Angeles. .... .Jan. -M
Klamath..... San Diego...- .Jan. 80
Breakwater. ...... San Francisco. .. . Jan. 81
Wapama. ......... San Diego. ...... .Feb. 2
Beaver. .......... l-oa Angeles. .... .Feb. 4
WAPAJIA IS IX THIRD PLACE
Klamath Heads McConnick lane in
Passengers for Quarter.
In the number of passengers carried
on the Coast during the past three
months, which means to and from any
ports from Puget Sound as far south
San Diego, the steamer Klamath
leads the well-known McCormick fleet
with the steamer Celllo second. The
Wapama., dubbed flagship of the line,
has fallen to third 1 place and the
Multnomah is fourth.
In the number of travelers from Port
land alone the Wapama leads, but
Puget Sound and Grays Harbor busi
ness has picked up, so the Celilo and
Multnomah have gained. As to the
Klamath, being the first of the new
fleet turned out and having plied long
before the others made their appear
ance, she has a patronage all her own
in most of the ports. The Wapama left
St. Helens yesterday with 650,000 feet
of lumber in the hold and a deckload
of Diling. bound for San Francisco, and
on discharging that she proceeds to
CITY OF ST. HELENS FIXED
S. I. Allard Due to Take Water When
River Ascends Guagc.
When the auxiliary schooner City of
St. Helens is ready in March or April,
she being the third of the five-masted
type ordered for the McCormick coterie.
Balfour. Guthrie & o. will loaa ner
with lumber for the Antipodes, she
having been fixed for Sydney with the
option of Newcastle or Port Pirie.
The S. I. Allard. second of the fleet,
as the City of Portland was first, is
readv for launching, but H. F. Mc
Cormick, In charge of the St. Helens
Shipbuilding Company, prefers to have
from two to three reet more water
than at present. The river here has
begun dropping slightly again, being
3.1 feet above zero yesterday, but it
is probable the stream will remain
fairly stationary for a few days. The
Allard is chartered for three voyages
to Australia, and the City of Portland,
now on her way to Homolu after the
first trip, is to make three others under
ELEVATOR MEETING FEB. 2
Interior Committeemen to Convene
With Portland Dock Board.
Because of inability to assemble
members of a special committee named
at the Corvallls agricultural meeting
early in the month on bulk grain han
dling, in connection with the movement
here for the erection of an elevator,
they will not meet today with the Com
mission of Public Docks, but a special
session Is to be arranged with the ex
pectation the committeemen will be in
the city February 2.
The details are to be worked out
largely by Professor George B. Hislop.
of the Oregon Agricultural College,
who sent a message yesterday as to the
later date being selected. Others of
the committee are A. S. Roberts and
J. T. Akdisson, of The Dalles: W. W.
Harrah and R. O. Barnhart, of Pendle
ton, and H. B. Davidhiser, of Joseph.
The Commission will gather in regu
lar session- this morning, mostly routine
business being on the calendar.
SICSLAW IS TO BE SURVEYED
Purpose Is to Determine What Im
provements Will Be Necessary.
EUGENE. Or.. Jan. 24. (Special.)
Stations from which to take bearings
for the purpose of making a survey
of the Siuslaw River, from its mouth
to Acme, have been established, ac
cording to I. B. Cushman, of Acme,
chairman of the Port of Siuslaw, who
is in Eugene today.
Mr. Cushman says the survey is to
be made in detail from the railroad to
the sea, and will be the basis for de
termining what improvements shall o
undertaken on the river. The latest
authentic statement is that there Is 18
feet of water on the Siuslaw bar at
high tide, he said.
LOADED GRAFT MOVE
Unkai Maru No. 2 Leaves.
Another Seaman Deserts.
CAPTO SHIFTS TO LINNTON
Local Representative of New York
Firm Fixes Five Vessels Xor-
wegian Steamer Hendrlk
Ibsen Engaged on Coast. '
Departure of the Japanese tramp
Unkai Maru No. 2 from the harbor last
night, fully loaded, and the shifting of
the Norwegian steamer Capto from
Wauna to Linnton to complete her load,
were incidents yesterday in the pres
ent movement of lumoer from Oregon
to India, Bombay being the market
The Unkai Maru carried with her
2,451,391 feet, according to her correc
ted manifest, the value of which was
J24.502. Her charterers are the Pacific
Export Lumber Company. The Capto,
which is of the new steel fleet and
was finished at San Francisco early
in the month, is sailing at present in
the service of Comyn, Mackall & Co
and' it is expected her cargo, tht
first two lots of which were worked
at Westport and Wauna, will comprisi
3.500,000 feet when she Is ready to
leave the Clark & Wilson mill at Linn
ton for Bombay.
Rate Is 200 Shillings.
The vessels receive 200 shillings on
eacn looo feet for the 'voyage. The
Unkai Maru is expected to return to
the Pacific and probably the Capto as
well, the latter being under time char
ter to Andrew Weir & Co., who relet
aer to Comyn, Mackall & Co. for tht
xor reports yesterday were
that charter rates were soaring again
a-na me aemand is such that one firm
now represented here, acted for the
owners in the fixture of five vessels
Tuesday. The latest engagement for
x-aciiic Dusiness was that of the Nor
wegian steamer Henrik Ibsen last
Japanese Seaman Deserts.
Another desertion from the Unkai
Maru, which worked cargo at the In-man-Poulsen
dock, was reported ti
united States immigration officials
yesterday, K. Morita, a Japanese quar
termaster being missing.
A reward of J25 is offered by the
master of the vessel for information
which may lead to the detention of
the deserter, or of any of the three
others who escaped while the vessel
was In port here. According to the
report of the ship's officers, Morita
was 32 years of age, 5 feet 1 inch in
height, and had closelv cliooed hair.
He wore a hunting cap, a dark gray
coat ana vsst, a red wool in undershirt,
and blue sailor trousers. He was able
to speak a little English. His absenoe
was first noticed about noon yesterday.
When the Unkai Maru left the har
bor yesterday afternoon she carried
another sailor. K. Makihata. who de
serted from the Kenkon Maru No. I
nere aoout two years ago. He was
found in hiding about a month ago
near the Twelve-Mile house, on tht
Base Line road, by officers of the Im
NEW SHIPYARD IS STARTED
Tools Are Ordered for Plant to Be
Headed by Joseph Supple.
Receipt of Information Tuesday that
contracts had been signed for two
wooden vessels to be built by Joseph
Supple. Fred A. Ballin and J. B. C.
Lockwood for the Gaston, Williams &
Wigmore Steamship Corporation of
New York, was followed yesterday by
the placing of orders by Mr. Lockwood
for numerous tools and other gear for
the shops that must be arranged for
well in advance of the yard being laid
The vessels are to be reinforced
with steel and the bulwarks will be
of the same material. The hulls wii
be diagonal planked and, being of 4000
tons deadweight capacity, they will
be the largest yet turned out on the
Coast by wooden builders. The ves
sels will be schooner rigged and have
auxiliary power, twin screws being
driven by engines of 300-horsepower
each, inton engines being utilized.
Mr. Supple is expected home from New
York next week and Mr. Ballin later
and as soon as possible the yard site
north of the east approach of the Haw
thorne avenue bridge will be prepared
for three ways with assembling space
in the rear. The location is ideal for
team, water and railroad transporta
ISLANDS DRAW PORTLAXDERS
Other Cities Represented on Sailing
of Turbiner Great Northern.
Sailing on the Great Northern from
San Francisco today for the Hawaiian
Islands are the following people from
the Northwest, booked in advance:
From Portland Miss E. E. Carter,
Mrs. Robert Hahn, Mrs. F. B. Grinnell
Miss M. Jugleman, Miss M. Bon. J. C
Black, A. R- Sutton, Mr. and Mrs. P. E.
Jones, Mrs. George . F. Fuller and
daughter. From Spokane Mr. and
Mrs. E. J. Roberts. From Helena,
Mont. Mrs. W. F. Scott and daughter.
From Seattle Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Jack
son and daughter. Miss Mabel Mc
The Northern Pacific, which has re
mained on the San Francisco- Flavel
schedule during the Winter, reported
in the river yesterday with good cargo
and numerous passengers and she
leaves today on the return with as
surances of brisk business.
MORSE'S SISTER IS VICTOR
Chancellor Says Woman's Fight for
Steamships Is Right.
NEWARK. N. J., Jan. 24. Vice-Chan
cellor Lane decided in an opinion filed
today that Miss Jennie It. Morse, siete
of Charles W. Morse, had proved he
charges in her suit against the Metro
politan Steamship Company of New
Jersey, in which she is a stockholder,
for an accounting and to recover th
former steamships Yale and Harvard
now plying on the Pacific Count. Mr
Lane reserved decision as to what re-
lief rfiould be accorded her.
Miss Morse complained in her action
that the Yale' and Harvard were taken
off the New York-Boston route in -or
der to eliminate competition with th
freight boats of the New Haven road.
Movements of Vessels.
PORTLAND, Jan. 24. Arrived Steam
Daisy r reeman. irom on rrancisco. Sails
Steamers Wapama and Beaver, for Sa:
Pedro via San Francisco; Japanese steamer
Unkai Maru No. xor uombay.
ASTORIA. Jan. 24. Arrived at mldnirh
and left up at 1 A. M.. steamer Northland,
from San Pedro. Arrived at and left
at 10:0 . A. M.. steamer Daisy Freem;
from San Francisco. Arrived at 11 and left
up at 11:W) A. M steamer La Primera,
from ban rrancisco. Anvea St :.u l. l
steamer Northern Pacific from San Fran
claco. Sailed at 4:40 P. M., steamer Beaver,
for San trancaco ana ban fedro.
SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 24. Arrived at
A. 31., steamer Despatch, from Portland;
A. M-. steamer Daisy, from Columbia
River. January 23. Sailed at 10:80 P. M-.
teamer Multnomah, from Columbia River.
for San Pedro: steamer Santa Monica, for
the Columbia River. Arrived at 10:30 P. M..
teamer Johan Poulsen. from th. Columbia
SAX PEDRO, Jan. 23. Arrived at 4 P. M..
steamer J. A. Chanslor, from Portland.
Sailed at 1 P. M.. steames. Rose City, for
Portland via Ban Francisco.
6AM FRA-VCISCO. Jan. 24. Arrived
Steamers El Sesundo, barge 91, from Oleum
for Seattle; Despatch, Daisy, from Portland:
Avalon. from Grays Harbor: San Jacinto.
from Victoria; Adeline Smith, from Coos
Bay; Panuco. from Tacoma: Centralia.
from Champerico. Sailed Steamers Oyleric
(British), for London: Oulnault. for urays
Harbor; Carlos, for Grays Harbor; Matsonla,
for Honolulu; bark General D'Negrier
rencn), for Queenstown.
SEATTLE. Wash.. Jan. 24. Arrived
Steamers Alki. from Southeastern Alaska:
Davenport, from San Francisco. Sailed
Steamers Admiral Evans, for Southwestern
Alaska; Cordova, for Southwestern Alaska.
Pacific Coast Shipping Notes.
COOS BAT. Or.. Jan. 24. fSpeclal. The
steamship Breakwater, delayed yesterday in
port, sailed for San Francisco today.
The steamship F. A. Kilburn arrived Irom
San Francisco and Eureka.
The steam schooner A. M. Simpson ar
rived from San Francisco and Is loading
lumber at the Buehner mill.
GRATS HARBOR. Wash.. Jan. 24. (Spe
cial.) The steamer Coronado arrived and
Is loading at the Bay City mill.
The steamer Provldencla cleared xrom iiw
A. J. West mill for Port Gamble, where
he will complete a lumber cargo for Santa
Rosalia. Mexico. She carried 700,000 feet
of lumber from Aberdeen.
The steamer Daisy Gadsby cleared rrom
the National mill. Hoqulam, for San Pedro.
The Doris Is due tomorrow ana tne ean
aclnto and Helene on Friday, all from San
ASTORIA. Or.. Jan. 24. (Special.) Car
rying a heavy cargo of freight and a large
number of passengers from Astona anu
Portland, the steamer Beaver sailed today
for San Francisco and San Pedro.
The schooner Honolpu finished loading
lumber today at Westport and will sail
within a few days for Sydney.
The steam schooner Northland arrived this
morning from San Francisco and went to
Westport. where she Is to load 400.OUU reel
of lumber. She will complete her cargo
at ft. Helens.
The Norwegian steamer Capto rinlsnea
taking on lumber today at Wauna and
h'fted to Linnton.
The steamer Northern Pacific arrived to-
.v fmm Ran Fmnrliu-o. bringing a ca
pacity cargo of treleht and a fair list of
The steam schooner La Primers arrived
today from San Francisco with a cargo of
asphaltum for Portland. She will load box
hooks for a return cargo.
Rrirrlnr fr.icht for Astoria and Port
land, the steam schooner Daisy Freeman
arrived today from San Francisco.
SEATTLE, Wash.. Jan. 24. (Special.)
The steamer Al-kl. from Southeastern
Alaska, with freight and passengers ror tne
Border Line Company, and the steamer
Davenport, from San Francisco, were the
onlv arrivals today.
Satllnas included the steamer Aamirai
Evans, for Southeastern and Southwestern
Alaska, at o'clock tonight, with 80 pass
engers and a capacity freight cargo, and the
freighter Cordova, for Southeastern and
outhwestern Alaska via Nanalmo. K.
at 10:4O P. M. The Cordova loaded partial
carflro of lumber here and will complete with
coal at Nanalmo hefore proceeding norm.
The sailing of the steamer presinent.
scheduled for 11 A. M.. southbound. Friday,
has ben postponed until 4 P. M., the same
RAN VRANCIPCO. Cal.. Jan. 24. fSfe-
rlal.) Bringing the usual cargo of island
freight and seven cabin passengers, the
Matson liner Lurline arrived rrom Hawaii
late Tuesday night.
According to advices rrom tne rcasx. tne
bark Beluga, former whaler out of this port,
has been sold to Eastern parties for 127.500.
She Is now on the South American west
coast and win be delivered on arrival here.
Another high price In shlo sales was
ouched with a sale of the Matson steamer
Bllonlan. 4000 tons, of the Matson Navi
gation Company. Captain J. H. Rinrter. act-
nr as broker, bought the vessel ror I4nu.wtu.
according to officials of the selling com
pany. Captain RInder would not say for
whom he was acting, but Intimated that the
Hllonlan would be delivered to her new own
era on the Atlantic Coast.
Taking out her capacity of passengers
and loaded to the water line with freight.
he Matson flagship Matsonla steamed Tor
Honolulu and Hllo today. So great was the
demand for space that part of the steerage
was turned Into a dormitory and 16 male
first-class passengers were bunked there for
An evidence of bow Japanese shipping Is
tnklner charge of transportation across the
Pacific from San Francisco Is evidenced by
the fact that seven T. K. K. steamers win
arrive here and leave this port during the
month of February. These vessels will move,
outward and inward, a total of nearly 100,-
000 tons of freight.'
Six of the vessels will arrive from the
Orient and leave for ports in the Far East,
while one comes from Orient ports and con
tinues to South America,
Marconi Wireless Reports.
(All ponltlons reported at 8 P. M. Jan
uary 24 unless otherwise designated.)
BREAKWATER, Portland for San Fran
cisco, via Coos Bay and Eureka, 80 miles
north of Eureka.
BEAVER. Portland for Fan Francisco. B2
miles south of Columbia River.
SENATOR. San Francisco for Seattle, 80
miles south of Columbia River.
QUEEN San Francisco for Seattle, 19
miles north of Cape Blanco.
CURACAO, Nanalmo for San Francisco, 7
miles south of Cape Blanco.
K1LBCHX. Coos Bay for Portland. 83
nlles north of Coos Bay.
I YOSEMITE, San Francisco for Puget
Sound ports, off Coos Bay.
ALAM h. u A . coraova lor Seattle, euz miles
from Cape Flattery at noon January 23.
MARIPOSA. Ketchikan lor Juneau, off
Taku Head 8 P. M.
DORA, geldovla for Kodlak. anchored off
Mill Bay Rocks In thick fog.
TUO GOLIAH, towlug Washtucna, north
bound, off North Peak.
MULTNOMAH, Fan Francisco for San
Pedro. 28 miles west of Point Concepcion.
KLAMATH. Fan Diego for San Pedro. 30
miles north of Point Loma.
GREAT NORTHERN. San Pedro for Hon
olulu, 46 miles west of San Pedro.
SCOFIELD, San Francisco for Hongkong?.
814 miles west of lightship.
VENEZUELA. San Francisco for Orient. 32
miles west of Honolulu January 23.
ASTRAL. San Francisco for Orient. 2100
miles from San Francisco January 23.
EL PEGU.MM, Richmond for San Diego.
DRAKE. Point Wells for San Pedro. 268
miles north of Fan Pedro.
TOPEKA. Eureka for San Francisco. 24
miles north of Point Arena.
UMATILLA. Seattle for San Francisco. 43
miles south of Blunts reef.
LUCAS, towing barge 95, Port Angeles for
Richmond, o miles north of Richmond.
U. S. Naval Radio Reports.
TURRET- CROWN. towing barn. rt
Pedro for Balboa, 120 miles south, of San
Dieiro. at noon.
TATOOSH. towing Acapulco. San Vran-
clsco for Nanalmo, off Cape Blanco st 1 P. M.
U. K. MiUBa passed oint Arsuello
at 1 P. M.
S. S. TEXAN, 1847 miles from Honolulu at
PROV1DENCIA. 45 miles north of Gran
VALDEZ, San Francisco for Tacoma. 20
miles soutn or cape f lattery.
ADMIRAL. GOODRICH. San Francisco for
Vancouver, 3d miles north of San Francisco.
Tides at Astoria Thursday.
2:30 A. M 8.9 feet!8:86 A. M.. l.T feet
2:16 P. M 9.5 feet0:00 P. M....-0.7 foot
Vessels Entered Yesterday.
American steamer Wapama. general cargo,
from Fan Francisco.
Gasoline schooner MIrene, general cargo.
Irom jsenaiem sua jvwpen. -
Vessels Cleared Yesterday.
American steamer Wapama, 1.000,000 feet
lumber, xor Ran rearo.
tiasoune scnooner nirfne, general cargo,
for Florence and Newport.
Japanese steamer Unkai Maru No. 2. 2,-
4uU,uvu leei fuuioer, lor xtomoay.
Columbia River Bar Report.
NOF.TH HEAD. Jan. 24. Condition of the
bar at 5 P. M.: Sea. obscured; wind, south
$22 a Ton for Pears Offered.
NORTH YAKIMA. Wash.. Jan. 24
(Special.) Representatives of a can
nery at The Dalles are here offering;
$22 a ton for pears on contract the
coming; season. They say they want
PACK CLEANING UP
Alaska Salmon Nearly Out of
PRICES AT HIGH LEVEL
Last of the Red Tails, Red Flats
and Colioe Halves Disposed
Of This Week Output
In Recent Tears.
The Alsska salmon pack of 1916. consisting-
of 4,633.783 cases of tails. 118,450 cases
of flats snd 164,457 cases of halves, a total
of 4.916.690 cases, of an estimated value of
S23.803.399. Is now almost entirely out of
first hands. The -ast of the red talis, red
flats and Cohoe tails were disposed of this
week. No Cohoes In flats, chum halves or
pink flats remain unsold. The stock of
pink halves remaining does not exceed 2500
cases, while there are only about 10,000
cases of Cohoe halves. 100.000 cases of pink
talis. B0O0 cases of pink halves and 75.000
cases of chum tails In packers' hands.
The rreat strength of the salmon mar
ket is shown by the ranee of prices on
Alaska fish prevailing now, in comparison
with the opening prices announced a few
months ago. The comparison follows:
Red tails II. BO IJ.oo
Red flats l.TS 2.2X
Bed halves 1.2S l.Ko
Cohoe tails 1.30 1.75
Cohoe halves f!i LIS
Pink Talis . 1.25
Pink halves TO .no
Chum tails RS 1.10
Chum halves 65 .80
Figures that have been compiled by Kelley-
Clarke Company show the Alaska salmon
pack of the past three years to have been
Grades IMS, 19is 1014
King !!5.42 86.136 48.135
Red 2.120.0AO 1.025.134 2.201.514
Medium red... 2H5.227 121.20-i lisft.715
1,764.79. 1.876.414 n.41
700.966 474. CIS 645.246
Totals 4.910,600 4.483.547 4.040.023
The total Alaska pack of years prior to
1914 was as follows:
The same firm gives the following figures
on the Puget Sound salmon pack for the
past three years
P. S'd pinks.?.
Totals 710.318 1.268.731
Puget Sound pinks run biennially. They
are due again in 1917. The approximate
value of the 1916 Puget Sound pack was
Total Puget Sound packs for years prior
1912 i 415.889
1009 1.561. 824
LOCAL WHEAT MARKET IS FTRMER
Coat Mills Are Interested and Bales Are
Made In East.
While not sctlve, the wheat market was
firmer yesterday and bids at the local ex
change were raised 1 to 3 cents. There was
inquiry from the East and several good
sales were made to Eastern millers. Coast
millers were also la the market, and San
Francisco was strong for both milling snd
feed wheat. Country bids were about the
same as on the preceding day and farmers
were not conspicuous ss sellers.
Two hundred tons of January oats were
sold at the exchange at $36.50. Barley bids
were a half lower.
The accumulation of bay on local tracks
is being gradually cleaned up.
The Liverpool cable said:
"Wheat firm with a good demand. Ex
port offers light. Corn firm with light Ar
gentine offers. Oats firm, spot demand goot,
offers light. Flour strong but dull, millers'
"Argentine weather generally clear and
hot. freights strong. Rosarlo reports bad
weather. France wet and situation bad; frost
snd snow is of utmost Importance; demand
for foreign wheat large. Australia esti
mates indicate wheat yield of 130,000,000
bushels. Broomhall agent says estimate of
100,000,000 bushels will not be exceeded."
Terminal receipts in cars were reported by
the Merchants Exchange as follows:
Wheat Barley Flour Oats Hay
Portland. Wed. 6
Year ago - 8
Season to date. 8602
Year ago U1U4
Season to date.
Y ear ago. . . . . ,
Seattle. Tues. .
Season to date,
THREE-CENT ADVANCE IX BCTTER
Egg Market Also Turns Strong on Active
mere win pe a s-cent advance In the
local butter market this morning. Quota
tions will be put out of 42 cents on city
prints In plain wrappers and 43 cents In
cartons. The buying price of butterfat will
also be raised 3 cents to 41 cents for No. 1
and 39 cents for No. 2 cream.
The demand for country creamery butter
was strong yesterday and extras sold easily
at. !, cents. ine supply was not equal
No change was announced In cheese
pieces, but an early advance Is looked for.
as the Eastern demand Is taking care of
J- m ess unnonrtnt m snsrp Change
during the day. At the opening the market
was no more than steady, with sales on the
street at 33 cents and sn occasional lot
picked up at naif a cent less. The demand
vae greater than the supply, however, and
buyers were soon bidding 34 cents freely
By noon the street had been cleaned up at
34 cents on shipping orders and more sggs
could have been used. The outside demand
came from points east of the Cascades,
where colder weather Is prevailing. A con
tinuation of this demand may lift the mar
Poultry and dressed meats were In fair
supply and unchanged in price.
HIGHER PRICE PAID ONIOJf GROWERS.
First Car of Imperial Valley Lettuce on
Way to Portland.
Oregon onions are now selling at country
points at $5.50 s sack, the highest price that
growers have received for several years. No
change hss been made in the buying price
The first car of head lettuce shipped
from the Imperial Valley this yesr started
on January 18 and Is coming to Portland.
The shipment was made one month earlier
than the first car last year. It consists of
300 crates, each crate containing four
dozsn beads, weighing 16 ounces or better.
The lettuce is packed, with finely chopped
Ice to insure Its arrival here in good con
Bank clearings of the Northwestern cities
yesterday were as follows:
Tort'and 12.OHO.71 1 12X9.364
Seattle .................. 2,670,V0O 456,957
Tacoma 3SS.647 70.821
Spokane 847,65i 8L203
PORTLAND MARKET QUOTATIONS
Grain. Flour. Feed. Ete
Msrchant's Exchange, noon session.
January delivery Bid.
Wheat Bid. Tr. ago.
Bluestem $ 1.66 1.13fe
poriyima ................... 1.63
Club 1.6a 1 06
Red fife 1.0
Red Russian 1.58 1.03
Oats No. 1 white feed S8 50 27.50
Barley Xo. 1 feed 39.00 2U.23
February bluestem 1.6d
March bluvstem ..................... 1.67
February fortyfold 1.63
March fortyfold 1.84
February club ....................... 1.62
March club 1.64
February Russian ................... 1.58
March Russian 1.58
February oats ...... ...... .......... 36. .",0
March oats 87. OO
February barley 89.00
March barley .. 39.00
FLOUR Patents, 18.40; straights, 17.600
7.80; Valley. $7.90; whole wheat. $8-60; gra
MILLFEED Spot prices: Bran. 126,50
per ton. shorts. $30.50 per ton; rolled bar
ley. 42 6 43.
CORN Whole, $43 per ton; cracked. 47
HAY Producer" prices: Timothy. Kast
ern Oregon. 19ti20 per ton: timothy. Val
ley, 115'aie per ton: alfalfa. fl5fc16; Val
ley grain bay. I12'al3: clover. 1L
Dairy and Country Produce.
BUTTER Cubes, extras. 37Hc: prime
firsts. 30 SO 37c; firsts. 85tr3c. Jobbing
prices; Prints, extras, 42c; cartons, 1 cent
extra: butterfat. No. 1, 41c; No. 2. 89o,
CHEESE Jobbers' buying prices, f. o. b.
dock. Portland: Tillamook triplets. 20c;
Voung Americas not quoted.
EGGS Oregon ranch, current receipts. 83
t?34c per dozen; Oregon ranch, candled. 35
6 36c per dozen: Oregon ranch, selects. S8c
POULTRY Hens, heavy. 1718c: light.
16-&17C per pound: Springs. 16618c; turkeys,
live. lS20c: dressed. 22HW-6C; ducks. 20
e--"c; geese. 12 'a 18c ,
VEAL Fancy, 14H(M5e per pound.
POKK Fancy. 13jl3Vc per pound.
Fruits and Vegetables.
Local Jobbing quotations:
TROPICAL FRUITS Oranges. navels.
$2 256 2.50: Japanese 1125 per bundle:
lemons. $3 63.75 per box; bananas, &c per
pound: grapefruit. $3 6 5.
VEGETABLES Artichokes. 90c$l.-'0 per
dozen: tomatoes. $7 per crate; cabbage. $3.50
1(4 per hundred: eKKPlant. 2.c per pound;
lettuce. $2.50: cucumbers. SL50tn2.00 per
doz.. celery. $5.50 per crate; cauliflower,
$2.50 per crate; peppers. 25 30c per pound;
sack vegetables. $1.25 per sack: sprouts. 11c
per pound ; rhubarb. 15o per pound.
POTATOES Oregon buying prices. $2Q
2.25 per hundred: sweet. $4 per hundred.
ONIONS Oregon buying prices, $5.50 per
sack, country points.
GREEN FRUITS Apples. 75c $1.50 per
box; pears. $1.752.50; cranberries. $10011
Local lobbing quotstlons:
SUGAR Fruit and berry. $7.85: Honolulu
Plantation. $7.30; Grants Pass Deet. $7.15;
California beet. $7.15; extra C. $6.95; pow
dered, in barrels. $7.85; cubes, in barrels.
SALMON Columbia River. 1-pound talis.
$2.40 per dozen, one-halt flats, $1.50,
1-pound flats. $2.50; Alaska pinks. 1-pound
HONEY Choice. $363.25 per case.
NUTS WalnsjLs. sack lots. 18c; Brazil
nuts. 19c: filberts, luc: almonds. 18019c:
peanuts. 7c: cocoanuts. $1.10 per dozen; pe
cans, 18&19c. chestnuts. 10c.
BEANS Small white. 1114c; large white,
ILlOe; Lima, 96c: bsyous. 8.20c: pink, 8sc;
red Mexicans 94c; Manchurian. 8Vic
COFFEE Roasted, in drums, 17tj3ae.
SALT Granulated. $10.75 per ton: halt
ground loos, $11.30 per ton; SOs, $12,10 per
ton. dairy, i-i., a per ton.
RICE Southern head, 7&-?c ner pound:
broken. 4c; Japan style. 4&4Hc
litlt-Li hKUlls Apples. lOillle: anrl-
cots. 16419c: peaches. 8G10c; prunes.
talian. 8p9c; raisins. 6Vtill5Se: dates.
Persian. 15c per pound; fard. $2.50 per box;
currants. 1516c; figs. $23.50 per box.
Hops. Wool. Hides, Etc.
HOPS 1916 crop. 5 & 9c per pound.
HIDES Salted hides 25 lbs. and unl.
18c: salted stags (50 lbs. and up). 14c:
green snd salted ktp (15 lbs. to 25 lbs.).
18c; green and salted calf skins (up to 15
lbs.), 27fcy2Sc; green hides (25 lbs. and ud).
be; green stags (bu ids. and up. 12c: drv
hides. 3uc; salt hides, 25c: dry horse hides.
$1&2; salt horse bides. $35.
rELTa Dry long-wooled pelts. 24c: drv
short-wooled pelts. 17c;: dry shearlings. 10ij
25c each, salted long-wooled pelts. $leL50;
salted short-wooled pelts. 60c $1.
tallow no. 1. 4c per pound.
WOOL Eastern Oregon. fine. 24S30e
coarse, S336c: Valley, 83 41c
MOHAi K .Nominal.
CAoCAKA BAKi. Old and new. 6o ner
HAMS All sizes, choice. 28Hc; standard.
' ' i, c sKinnen. lios-lc: Dlrnln l!te. ..-
tage rol's, 17c
LARD Tierce basis: Kettle rendered.
19c: standard pure. 19c; compound. 16c
BACON Fancy. 28HW30HC; standard. 24
tj2ttc; choice. -1 ttt ic
DRY SALT bhort. clear backs. 17Hfil9e
export. 18is20c; plate. 1415V4c
BARREL GOODS Mess beef. $22: Dial.
beet, $23; brisket pork, market; tripe. $10.50
KEROSENE Water white, drums, barrels
or tank wagons. 10c; cases. 18V&22c
GASOLINE Bulk. 21VrC; cases. 8uc; naph
tha, drums. ivc; cases, 3(c; engine distil
late, drums. 10c; cases, 19c.
LINSEED OIL Raw. drums, $1.10: bar
rels. $l.u; cases. $1.1S; boiled, drums, $L12;
barrels, si.iu; cases, si.lo.
TURPENTINE In tanks, 67c: In casea
T.c; au-case lots, ic less.
DAILY METEOROLOGICAL REPORT.
PORTLAND. Jan. 24. Maximum temper
ature, 48 degrees; minimum. 41 degrees.
River reading, 8 A. M., 3.1 feet: change In
t z-t nouns, o. 1 root rail. Total rainfall
P. M to 5 P. M ) none. Total rainfall
since September 1. 1916. i:i-4v Inches: nor.
mal.v 24.37 Inches; deficiency. 10.88 lnchesi
Total sunshine, none; possible. 9 hours 24
minutes, bammelfr (reduced to sea level 1
it f. -m . au.i incnes. iteisuve numldity at
noon, 10 per cent.
tH fC C Win-'
- a SI -S 2
3 S ? 3 State of
BTATIONS. V - -r. 2 2. weather.
e 2 lo 5 2
s ? ; r
I IS 32 O.00;.
i 1 1 1 an n , .n : vw!ri...
( 22 8 O.OO;. . . W 'clear
10; 26 0.(101. .'SB iClear
24 260.d0 14 W Clear
Boston . . . .
Des Moines .
8 3i).0O . . ;SW (Cloudy
8 80 t.0i:. . NW Clesr
121 8 0.on!l8W IClear
SS' r,oo.oo;..!w Cluar
52' 5Q O.fto . ,'NW'CIoudy
16 86 0.0O'. .'SE Cloudy
56 7K 0.00 22 SW Clear
32 4 1.32,..). ... Rain
24 36 0.00,. . SW Clear
42' 64 0.00'. . W 'Clear
3(; r.8 O.oe;. . NW Clear
33 50 0.oo..'N IClear
-l-j' o n mi in'w knn.
Helena . . ...
t J uneau ....
Montreal 12' 2s 0.00 16 SW Cloudy
New Orleans.. 54 cau.M ..iNWrioudy
New York ! 24' 36 0.00 . . 'siV Cloudy
North Head.. 42 44 0.26 24 S (Rain
North Yakima! 201 46 0.00,. .rNWCIear
Phoenix . .
..j 30 r.s o.oo1 .. ink clear
..I K 2S0.OO18SE ICloudy
..( 41' 4s 0.00 . .,s ICloudy
. .1 so; 42 o.ool.. I w IClear
..! as j'o.ihi!....se Clear
..I 32' 40 'O.oo lO'.NYVlciear
St. Louis . .
. 20 80 0.O2.. E iCioudr
San Diego ...I 40' 66 0. 00 .. sw Clear
ian FrancUco ' :: u.oo . . in v:CIear
40 40 O.os 12 IS Rain
i'H as o.os . . sw jCioudy
Tacoma I 46' 40.01 . .SiV Rain
-1 , Island1 38 460.72 14 S Ruin
tValdex I 18 20 O.noj. .) :cioudy
Walla Walla" . ( SSl 46 0.o . .!sw Cloudy
Wsshington ..! 28' 40 0.O0 . .1NE Cloudy
Winnipeg 1-80-10 0.(10 12 W IClear
t A. M. today; P. M. report of preceding
There is a slight depression central over
Northeastern Montsna and another over
We Pay lie Apiece and Express Charges.
enip Dy rarrct i-ni or express.
43-45-47 W'-i 33d St.. New York City.
Refert-nC-s: National City Bank. N. X,
National Fark Bsr.R. N. Y.
JVa sell lois Traps a dgzan.
Eastern Tennessee, but high pressure obtains
over practically the entire countrv. Precio-
ltation hss occurred in the Northwest. West- jf
ern Canada. Northern Utah and Southern I
Louisiana. Dense fog obtained this evening I
at moulh of tbo Columbia River and norm- r I
ward xrom cape Flattery. The weather Is '
cooler In Southern Nevada, over the South
ern Rockies, in the Lower Missouri snd
Upper Mississippi valleys snd In the western
portion of the Lake Region: It Is warmer In
practicaVy all other sections. Except In
Southwestern Oregon snd Southeastern
Idaho temperatures are above normal In this
The conditions are favorable for occasional
rain Thursday In Western Washington, for
rain or snow flurries in Eastern Washington
and Northern Idaho, and for partly cloudy
and oecs?lonal!y threatening weather in the
remainder of this district Winds will bs
Portland and vicinity Partly cloudy snd
occasionally threatening weather; southerly
Oregon Psrtly cloudy and occasionally
threatening weather; southerly winds.
Washington Rain west, occasional rain
or snow flurries east portion; moderate
Idaho Snow flurries north, partly cloudy
North Pacific Cosst North Columbia,
rain, moderate southerlv winds: south Co
lumbia, fair, light variable winds.
T. FRANCIS DRAKE.
POWERS HEARING IS HELD
Commercial Interests Ask Return to
Old Train Schedule.
SALEM. Or.. Jan. 24 (Special.) The
Public Service Commission today met
with R. B. Murdock. representing the
Commercial clubs of Coquiile and Myr
tle Point, Senator L S. Smith. Repre
sentatives Tichenor and Peck, and Rep
resentatives of the Southern Pacific,
relative to the passenger service to
Powers on the new branch of the rail
road. The Portland train now pulls into
Marshfield at nlgrht, remains there the
remainder of the nlKht and goes into
Powers ini the morning. It also oper
ates on the same schedule returning
The commercial Interests have asked
for a return of the old schedule under
which the train, went directly through
from Marshfield to Powers during; the
iKht, with only a short stop at Marsh
F. Li. Senter Is Promoted.
EUGENE. Or.. Jan. 24. (Special.) F.
L. Senter, principal of the Acme schools.
today was elected supervisor of schools
n Lane County to succeed Mias Jennie
Bossen. who resigned January 1,' to
wed Alexia W. Cope, prominent farmer
f Curry County. Mr. Senter formerly
was an instructor in the Roseburg;
Russians Surprise liulgar Force.
PETROGRAD. via London, Jan. 24.
Bulgarian detachment crossing: a.
branch of the Danube opposite Tultcha
was surprised by Russian troops and
destroyed, the War Office announced
today. Prisoners to the number of 337
nd four machine guns were tsken.
(Without Cfaanice En Route)
S. S. Rose City
Sails From A Ins worth Dock
3 P. M. MONDAY, JAN CAR Y 29.
100 Golden Miles on
All Kates Include
berths and Meals
Table and Sex vice
I n excelled
The Han Francisco & Portland S. S. Co.,
Third and Yahinffton street (with
O.-W. R. fc IS'. Co.). XeU Broadway 4600,
New, Larfre, Modern and the fast
est Steamships to Scandlnav la.
Rail connections with entire con
tinent. Sailings from New York
Jan. 27-Feb. 17. Write for folders.
All Kallroad Offices Oar Agents.
R OJOLME. f
iflc Coast A ?rent j
ry St., Seattle. 1
smJIM DA! AfF?
POKTI.AM) TO SAN FKANCISCO
K. ti. NORTH KKN PACIFIC, express
train time. Sails Jan. JO, 30. Fen.
3. f. 13. -0, -J4. Cal. Str. Express leaves
(1:30 A. M. Fares S, S12.S0. 315, 317.30,
. 8. RREAT NORTHERN-, Fan Fran
cisco and 1ms Angeles to Honolulu. Jan.
M: Feb. 1: March ."V. Si: April II. 30
$130 round trip and up.
North Bank. 5th and mark
TIPKF T J Station, loth and Hoyt
OFFICES 1 ,or- tJ.
343 Wantl.. O. X. Kv.
Iiw ;i.l. Hurllngton Kjr.
San Francisco $10.00
Coos Bay $7.00
Plrat-Claaa Menli svnd Berth .
S. S. KILBURN
6 P. M FRIDAY. JAN. 26.
123a Third Street.
Phoaea Mala 13141 A. 1314.
Prince Rupert. Ketchikan. Wrangle.
Petersburg. Juneau, Tread well. IouKlaa,
Thane. Maine. MufKay, Cordova, ai
des and Seward.
Vta Seattle or lin Francisco to Tos
Angeles and San LMefto. largest ships,
unequaled service, low rates. Including
meals and berth.
For rticulars apply or telephone
PACIFIC STEAMSHIP COMPANY.
Ticket Office. tt Yahlugtm St.
Pa. Main -9 11 onto A ZZUS,
si m nsnmsiH, Suva, Nsw 2sJancl
Regular sailings hy the Canadian-Australasian
Itoyal Iail Line. Cor further particu
lar apply Canadian Pacific Kail way. 55
Third street. Portland.
LAMPORT S HTTLl
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Company's Office, 45 HroadsraT. Pf. Y.
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