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THE MOHXTXG OREGON! AN, FRIDAY JANUARY 2G, 1917.
MEXICO GETS HINT
Proposed Provisions 6f New
Constitution Are Not Ap
v proved by Lansing.
CONFISCATION IS FEARED
Secretary Also Calls Attention to
Article Permitting Executive to
. . Expel Foreigners With
. out Snowing Cause.
MEXICO CITT, Jan. 25. Secretary' of
State Lansing has sent to General Car
ranza through Charles B. Parker,
American charge d'affaires here, a com
munication in regard to certain pro
visions which it has been proposed to
Include in the new Mexican constitu
tion. The communication calls attention to
the article vesting the executive power
to appropriate "property without ju
dicial recourse and also the article pro
viding that civil commercial companies
cannot own properties of a greater
area than is necessary to accomplish
the purpose for which they are formed
and placing the power to determine
what area is necessary in the hands
of the executive.
Provision Might Be Confiscatory.
The communication says that if the
latter provision were made retroactive
it might be confiscatory, as no pro
vision is made for compensation.
Attention is called to the article pro
viding that there be no exemption from
taxation. If this had a retroactive ef
feet, says the Lansing communication.
It would impair contracts of many for
eign corporations now operating under
agreements providing periods of ex
emption by the federal or state gov
Regarding article 33, dealing with
the expulsion of obnoxious foreigners
objection is made because the proposed
article permits the executive to expel
anyone, without recourse to appeal,
whose presence is deemed inadvisable
by him. The letter says that this is
not in accord with the usual practice
of nations that cause be clearly shown.
Objection Made to OH Provision.
Mr. Parker also has sent to General
Carranza a statement from Secretary
Lansing protesting against the pro
posed article in the new constitution
which stipulates that special conces
Eions must be obtained by exploiters
of oil lands, and allows companies now
owning such lands one year in which
to secure new concessions in order to
protect the rights they already have
The statement says this article ap
parently means virtual nationalization
of Mexican oil lands and it might prove
confiscatory of foreign owned property.
FCTUEE RELATION'S AFFECTED
Numerous Complaints Received From
Americans in Mexico.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 25. Future re
lations of the Mexican de facto gov
ernment with the United States may be
materially affected by the manner in
which the suggestion of Secretary
Lansing regarding the proposed radi
cal changes in the constitution are re-
ceived by General Carranza and the
members of the convention now in ses
sion at Queretaro.
Protest delivered to the Foreign Of'
fice in Mexico City today against in
corporation in the new constitution of
provisions limiting property holdings
of foreigners and providing for other
restrictions of the rights of foreigners,
was made after the receipt at the State
Department of numerous complaints
irom Americans now in Mexico.
'LEAK' HEARING MONDAY
REPRESENTATIVE HENRY SAYS IN
VESTIGATION WILL BE RESUMED.
Bernard Baructa and J. P. Morgan May
Be Called Early Wall-Street
I . Brokers File Reports.
NEW YORK, Jan. 25. The Inquiry
into tne alleged 'leak" of advance in
formation on President Wilson's peace
note will be resumed here Monday,
Jtepresentative Kobert J. Henry, chair
man of the House rules committee, an
"We will have abundant data on
hand," declared Mr. Henry, "to go
aneaa without a break In the Inquiry.'
Regarding Information sought con
oerning transactions on the New York
Stock Exchange within the period of
the alleged ' leak, Mr. Henry said:
"In my judgment we will have every
thing we want in less than five days.'
He added that the committee had
met with no "refusals" from brokers.
"We are encountering no hostility
from them," said Mr. Henry. "A num
ber of statements have be n received
from them complying with the commit
Bernard Baruch, and possibly 3. P.
Morgan, as well as others familiar with
Wall-street affairs, may be among the
first witnesses called, according to Mr.
"Only those people mentioned In Mr.
Lawson's testimony and Mr. Latrson
himself will be called to the witness
stand If it is shown they are links in
the facts developed by the committee's
inquiry, Mr. Henry concluded.
LABOR OPPOSED TO PEACE
British Conference Votes Down Pro
posal Three to One.
MANCHESTER, England. Jan. 25.
The labor conference today rejected b
a VAte of more than three to one
resolution favoring the immediate or'fe
of peace proposals.
Immediate conscription of accumu
lated wealth to lighten the financial
burdens of the war was demanded in
resolution adopted unanimously. Th
resolution calls for taxation of not less
than 15 shillings on the pound on un
earned incomes, direct taxation of lan
and nationalization of the banking
FOREIGN LOANS INDORSED
Banker Says Nations Have Borrowed
Only Fraction of Wealth.
PITTSBURG. Jan. 25. The enormou
loans made to the warring countries o
Europe are good Investments, accord
ing to Festus J. Wade, a banker of St.
Ijouis. speaking before the National
Foreign Trade Council, which convene
ere today. He asserted that -to de
elop foreign trade American business
men must develop credit among for-
There is misconception In the minds
of the public concerning: loans made
to the warring: nations of Europe, for
beyond the peradventure of a doubt
these loans will be paid at maturity
nd they will prove prime investments
for the public." said Mr. Wade. "The
warring: nations, you must remember.
ave at this time only borrowed three-
fourths of 1 per cent of their national
To develop foreign trade you must
develop foreign credit and you must
not fear for the faithfulness and fidel
ity of the warring nations. They are
APER MEN MEET TODAY
FEDERAL COMMISSIONERS TO AT
TEND CHICAGO CONFERENCE.
American Publishers and Manufacture
era to Talk Over Shortage Sit
. nation With Canadians.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 25. Three mem
bers of the Federal Trade Commission
Commisioners Parry, Harris and Davles
left for Chicago today to attend a
onference tomorrow between Ameri
can newspaper publishers and Canadian
nd American paper manufacturers.
who announced they wished to co-operate
with publishers in overcoming an
apparent news print shortage. The
Trade Commission has delayed its news
rint investigation report until after
Intimations from Canada that no em
bargo will be put on paper exports and
that any price-fixing measures that
may be passed will not go into imme
diate force have relieved Trade Com
mission officials of a fear that the
Canadian situation might again upset
the American news print market. The
report that Canada would limit exports
had made them apprehensive that a
more severe shortage than yet pro-
uced would be felt in the United
It is believed here that Canada's re
ported embargo move was in the nature
f a threat to Canadian paper producers
to force them to agree ".o a price-fix
ing measure. The order, as it is said to
have been contemplated, would have
restricted exports to 80 per cent of
the Canadian production. This, it is
said, would have kept within the Do
minion much more paper than Canadian
publishers needed and would have
brought prices in Canada tumbling. Its
effect would have been directly oppo
site within the United States.
FOREIGNER SINGS WAY IN
Vocal Performance Satisfies Boston
BOSTON; Jan. 25. Domino Paclficlo.
30 years of age, sang his way Into the
country today. He had been detained
because of his imperfect physical con
dition. "Give me a chance," said Paclficlo,
1 am an opera singer."
"Sing, then," challenged an immigra
Before a board of special Inquiry Pa
clficlo sang an aria from "La Tosca."
At its conclusion applause echoed
through Commonwealth Pier, and the
board of inquiry unanimously voted It
was not likely Paclficlo would become
a public charge.
VILLA INVITES FOREIGNERS
Circulars Distributed in EI Paso
EL PASO, Jan. 25 Circulars printed
n English were being circulated here
today Inviting all owners of foreign
properties to return to that part of
Northern Mexico now held by Villa and
offering guarantees to all who re
turn, as well as protection for their
properties. The circular was signed by
an American agent of Villa and. -was
"Villa is the strong man of Mexico."
JOKER INTRODUCES BILL
Representative Brownell Repudiates
Authorship in Displeasure.
STATE CAPITOL, Salem. Or., Jan. 25.
(Special.) Someone put over a cruel
joke on Representative Brownell this
afternoon and the member from Clack.
amas doesn't like It. The joker intro
duced a bill bearing Brownell's name
to repeal the law regulating chiroprac
tics in the state.
Brownell insists that he had no in
tention of proposing such a law, and
will ask to have the bill withdrawn
the first thing tomorrow morning.
PRICE OF FURS INCREASES
Purchases for Use Abroad Exceed
All Previous Records.
NEW YORK, Jan. 25. Total sales of
raw furs at the four-day auction
which closed here today, amounted to
nearly $1,500,000. Purchases for ship
ment abroad were said to have been
heavier than at any previous auction
of this character.
Comparison of prices with those of
September, 1916, showed that leopard
skins had gone up 40 per cent; Si
berian squirrel, 50 per cent: raccoon
(Northern), 15 per cent, and raccoon
(Southern). 20 per cent.
PROGRAMME CAUSES SPLIT
Democratic Senators Refer Subject
Back to Steering Committee.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 25. Democrats of
the Senate, after-a three-hour debate in
caucus tonight over a legislative pro
gramme for the remainder of the ses
sion, found themselves in disagree
ment over measures that should take
The whole subject was referred back
to the steering committee with instruc
tions to report to the caucus at a later
LEWIS YET HAS LIBERTY
Clatskanie Youth Gives Slip to
Sheriff and Ills Posse.
CLATSKANIE, Or., Jan. 25. (Spe
cial.) Raymond Lewis. 17 years old
who is being sought in connection with
the alleged attack on 9-year-old Mar-
gareta Hill, is still at large.
Sheriff Stanwood and his -posse had
a "wild-goose chase today to West-
port, 12 miles from here, on a clew
that young Lewis might be making for
the steam schooner Honipu, loading
timber there for New Zealand. Lewi
was not found. The boat left last .night
CHARITY HEADS SUED
Consignment of Unleavened
Bread Eaten by Rats. -
PLAINTIFF IS RULED OUT
Officials of Three Organizations.
Made Defendants, Declare Chi
cago House Had Agreed to
Take Back Unsold Portion.
- Payment for 2Q00 pounds of unleav
ened bread, .which has been the "piece
de resistance" at numerous rat ban
quets, was sought from officers of the
South Portland Benevolent Association
and the Portland Free Hebrew School
in a suit at .issue before Circuit Judge
Davis yesterday. The bread was that
PUGET SOUND VESSEL BECOMES
WHO WILL INSTALL ENGINES
VX8- -'- "Hi
STEAMER KCSKOKWIM RIVER.
left over from sales for the benefit of
Judge Davis held that the officers
were not personally liable for the debts
of the charitable organizations and dis
missed the case. The organizations
have not been sued because they have
no sinking funds out of which a Judg
ment could be paid, said Attorney Mor
ris Goldstein, who represented the de
The ruling of Judge Davis reversed
the decision of District Judge Dayton
that the officers were responsible for
the payment of the balance of a prom-
ssory note for S404.7O, on which izuu
had been paid.
Suit was brought by H. C. Smith on
the claim assigned to him by the Wit
tenberg Matzohs Company, of Chicago,
against N. Director, president of the
benevolent association, M. Abrams,
head of the Hebrew school, A. Rosen
feld and J. Asher.
The "matzohs," or unleavened bread.
was sent to Portland at the instance.
t was asserted, of P. Wittenberg, or
Portland, a relative of the head of the
Chicago house. There were 4800 pounds
sent to be sold at a charity sale during
Easter week. The defense contended
that the contract was arranged at a
ow Drice. chiefly because of tne ad
vertisement for the particular brand of
matzohs. and that all not sold was to
have been taken back.
The bread was not taken hack, and
rats got into it, spoiling it for human
There was a babel of tongues auring
the hearing before Judge Davis, and
Roscoe Hunt, court reporter, found the
reporting of rapid-fire Anglo-Hebrew
nuzzling task. Judge uavis iook a
hand In straightening out the stories
and Attorney Goldstein acted as coun
sel and interpreter. The records of the
organizations were In Hebrew but were
translated as read by tne attorney.
GRAIN ELEVATOR URGED
PROFESSOR HfRn, OF O. A. C AD
DRESSES DOCK COMMISSION.
Central Oregon Looks to Portland to
Provide Bulk Handling; Facilities.
Election Is in June.
Most encouraging news is being
drawn from the Inland Empire relative
to steps by Individual growers and cer
tain communities toward providing ad
ditional grain elevator facilities for
handling the. crop in bulk, and Profes
sor G. L. Hurd, engaged in extension
work on marketing and other produce
features at the Oregon Agricultural
College, told members of the Commis
sion of Public Docks yesterday of sev
eral cases of such new projects.
Due to the absence of some mem
bers there was not a quorum present
yesterday, so the Commission postponed
its session until Tuesday afternoon at
Professor Hurd said that he had Just
returned from a trip Into the Central
Oregon country, and found everywhere
confidence in the plans of the Port-
landers for the erection of an adequate
grain elevator here. He said that at
Dufur an elevator for holding 150.00C
bushels was to start and two more are
being arranged for in Wasco County,
where there are five at present. G. A.
Gorth, of The Dalles, and five others
interested in the Shuttler's Flats coun
try, six miles south of Arlington, are
working on one of 150,000 bushels ca
pacity. There are five elevators
planned In Morrow County.
Tre Dock Commission is being urge4
to continue its efforts for such a plant
and not less than 1.000,000 bushels is
talked of as the probable capacity,
wrile some favor greater storage space.
The voters are to pass on the necessary
bond issue in June.
Westher forecasted for tne North Pacifle
Coast today is partly cloudy with moderate
westerly winds. Reports from North Head
at 5 o'clock yesterday were that the sea
was smooth and the wind from the north
west, eight miles an hour being registered.
After having occupied a dock st the foot
of Eighth street, Oregon City, for years.
the Yellow Stack line shifts Its berth
the new Busch dock on Cross street there
Her Inward cargo from San Francisco
being discharged, the steamer Daisy Free
man left last night for Aberdeen, where
she loads lumber for the California trade.
The steamer i.a Pnmera came In from the
Goldea CiU with SM barrels of asitha.lt.
also empty wooden and iron barrels and
oil cases, and loads box snooks for the re
turn. Captain A. W. Graham, of the Yellow
Stack fleet. Is on a tour of the Upper Wil
lamette In the Interests of the service.
Work of barging railroad ties from mills
here, to be stored at Kalama until a vessel
Is sent by the British Admiralty to load
them for England, has been started. One
bares is loading at the St. Johns mill and
another took soma tlea there and was shitt
ed to the Portland mill, from where she
goes to Inman-Pouleen's and when through
there will be towed. In company with the
first barge, to Kalama.
It has been decided to have the steam
er Tahoma. of the People's line, resume
service to The Dalles Monday. Ice has
about left the Middle Columbia and river
men do not expect another freezup this
Major Amos A. Fries. Corps of Engineers.
TJ. S. A., is now In full otficlal charge of
the projects In the First Portland District,
the formal transfer from Major Jewett hav
ing been accomplished yesterday. Major
Jewett now will devote all time to the Sec
ond Portland District.
Part of her lumber cargo having been
worked at Westport. the steamer North
land shifted last night to St. Helens.
Walter Stirling, a well-known marine div
er, who has returned from the Coast coun
try, says some residents of the Alsea Bay
district are suffering from lack of supplies
from Portland, duo to vessels of the mos
quito fleet being unable to make the port
regularly In rough weather.
With about 2.S0O.O0O feet of lumber
aboard the new Norwegian steamer dtp to.
Captain E. Klleasen. reached the Clark A
Wilson mill at Ltnnton at 3 o'clock yes
terday afternoon. She took 2.000.000 feet
at Westport. and S00.U00 feet st Wauna. and
PROPERTY OF PORTLAND ERS,
OF TORPEDO-BOAT FOX.
will load 800.000 feet at Linnton. clearing
then for Bombay on her maiden voyage
with cargo. The Capto la of 4623 tons cross
and 3073 tons net register.
Marconi Wireless Keports.
(All positions reported st 8 P. M., Janu
ary zo, unless otherwise aesignaiea.
SENATOR, San Francisco for Seattle. 20
miles east of Flattery.
QUEEN. San Francisco for Seattle, seven
miles south of Tatoosh.
WILLAMETTE. Urays Harbor for San
Francisco. 70 miles south of Grays Harbor.
WAPAMA. St. Helens for San Francisco,
miles south of the Columbia River.
NORTHERN PACIFIC. Flavel for San
Francisco, lift miles south of the Columbia
YOSEMITE, San Francisco for Puget Sound
potts, six miles south of Grays Harbor.
COLUMBIA, San Francisco for Champerlco.
1657 miles south of San Francisco at 8 P.
M-. January 1M.
SAN JUAN, San Francisco for Balboa. 19
miles west of Salina Cruz at 8 P. M., Janu
PERU, Balboa for San Francisco, at Cham
NEWPORT. Balboa for San Francisco, will
arrive at MazaClan at 6 A. &L. January 2V
CELILO. San Pedro for Sasi Francisco, 15
miles west of San Pedro. .
KLAMATH, San Pedro for San Francisco,
15 miles east of Point Concepcion.
GREAT NORTHERN. San Pedro for Hono
lulu. &tH miles from San Pedro.
GOVERNOR. San Pedro for Sap Francisco,
15 miles we?t of Hueneme.
EL SEGUNDO. Richmond for San Diego,
154 miles north of San Diego.
IAQUA. San Pedro for San Francisco, off
ASTRAL, San Francisco for the Orient,
miles from San Francisco at 8 P. M.
EUCADOR. Orient for San Francisco, 1975
miles rrom San Francisco at 8 P, M.. Jan
WILHELMINA, Honolulu for San Fran
cisco. 1055 miles from San Francisco at 8
P. M., January 24.
STANDARD ARROW. 6an Francisco for
the Orient, 1627 miles from San Francisco
at 8 P. M., January 24.
ATLAS. Honolulu for Richmond. 789
miles from San Francisco at 8 P. M.. Jan
MATSONIA. San Francisco for Honolulu,
90 miles from San Francisco at 8 P. M..
ADELINE SMITH. San Francisco for Coos
Bay. 167 miles north of San Francisco.
Beaver. Portland for San Francisco, 130
miles north of San Francisco.
ROSE CITY, San Francisco for Portland.
14 miles north of Point Reyes.
CUKACAO, Nanaimo for San Francisco.
seven miles south of Point Arena.
ADMIRAL GOODRICH. San Francisco for
Vancouver, 250 miles north of San Francisco.
XT. S. Xaval Radio Reports.
ALAMEDA, Cordova for Seattle, nassed
PUEBLO, arrived at San Francisco.
NERO, arrived at San Francisco from
SATURN, arrived at San Francisco from
SAN DIEGO departed from Eureka for
ADMIRAL FARRAGUT, San Francisco for
Seattle. i0 miles north of San Francisco.
Colombia River Bar Report.
NORTH HEAD. Jan. 25. Condition of the
bar at 6 P. M. Sea smooth, wind northwest.
WOMEN OUT FOR OFFICE
Canyonville Nominates Eight of Fair
Sex and Man MarshaL
ROSEBUEQ, Or., Jan. 25. (Special.)
For the city election to be held at
Canyonville on February 6 the follow
ing officers were placed in nomination
Council. Mrs. Clara Shaw. Mrs. Bar
bara Hopkins, Mrs. Clara Willis, Mrs.
Minnie Cornutt, Mre. D. Lablanc and
Mrs. W. R. Stock; Recorder. Miss Myra
McGilvary; Treasurer, David Hughes
Marshal, F. M. Hopkine. Mrs. Hop
kins, who seeks a seat on the Council.
was 'at one time Mayor of Canyonville.
DUE TO ARRIVE.
Name. From rat
F. A. Kllburn......San Francisco. ... In port
Rose City.... .Los Angeles n.
Northern Pacific. . San Francisco. . . Jan. 28
Breakwater. ...... San Francisco. .. -Ju.
Beaver... Los Angeles. .....Feb. 2
DCE TO DEPART.
Nama. for Date.
Yale S.F. for L.A S.D. Jan. 28
F. A. Kilburn. .... .Pan Francisco. . . . Jan. 26
Harvard S.F. for LA S.D. -Jan. 27
Hose City. ......... I -OS Anveles....- - Jan, 2H
Klamath San Diego Jaa.
Northern Pacific. ,ia ranclsco. . . .Jaa. 80
Breakwater. ...... ban Francisco. . . -a. a
Wapama. ......... San Diego. ..... .Feb. 2
Beaver. ... M. u.Los Angeles....., Feb. 4
VESSEL IS SOLD
Alaska Fisheries Interests Buy
ENGINES TO BE REPLACED
Bollers and Machinery of Old Tor-pedo-Boat
Fox Will Be Installed.
Same Concern Builds
Charles A. Burckhardt and associates
of Portland yesterday became the own
ers of the steamer Kuskokwim River,
the vessel being purchased at Seattle.
The terms were not given out. neither
was the plan for her future operation.
but it is assumed she will ply in the
A feature of the transaction Is the
purchase of two boilers and the en
gines taken from the United States tor
pedo-boat Fox. a vessel well known in
the service In her day. and recently
on duty with the Grays Harbor Di
vision of the Washington Naval Militia.
but later ordered sold by the Navy De
The Kuskowlm River Is at present
equipped with two Metx Si Weiss oll-
Durning engines of 150-horsepower
each, and they will be replaced with
the machinery taken from the Fox.
though as each of the Navy's engines
is of 800-horsepower, they are to be
changed to develop about 400-horse-
power, and It is estimated that will
give about 200 revolutions and a speed
of 12 knots. The vessel Is 150 feet
long, with a beam of 36 feet and depth
of hold of 11 feet, and her present
draft loaded is 13 feet.
Mr. Burckhardt ie president of the
Alaska Pacific Fisheries, which con
trols extensive business In Alaska, ana
the firm is Interested in the Alaska
Pacific Navigation Company, which is
building a twin-screw motorship at
Seattle, named the Oregon, which will
be launched February 17. She will go
Into the Alaska trade and, being a
combined passenger and freight vessel.
is counted on to play an important
part In that business. She will have
two oll-burnlng engines, each of 600
horsepower, and Is 240 feet long, 42
feet beam and 23 feet depth of hold.
carrying 2700 tons deadweight, or 1,
500.000 feet of lumber.
. Another vessel of the same type, but
265 feet long, 45 feet beam and 25 feet
deep, is planned, but will not be laid
down until later in the season. The
Oregon will be documented here.
PORT AMENDMENTS DRAFTED
Commission Meets Today to Recom
mend Changes to Legislature.
To consider proposed amendments to
the Port of Portland charter that will
authorize the Commission to proceed
with dredging in North Portland har
bor, as well as erect and maintain coal
bunkers for supplying fuel to vessels
If It so selects, a special session of
that body Is to be convened at 4 o'clock
this afternoon. Judge Carey, represent
ing North Portland harbor Industries,
and C. C. Colt, head of the Union Meat
Company, will explain the amendments
the former "has drafted. The Supreme
Court recently decided that an attempt
made In the 1912 election to amend the
charter to Include the same provision
failed because only the Legislature or
the voters of the entire. state have that
The Commission likewise will take
up the matter of recommending work
on the Hayden Island dyke that extends
across the upper entrance of North
Portland Harbor. Major Jewett. Corps
of Engineers. U. S. A., had requested
the Commission to make recommenda
tions as to the work, and the members
will act today. The Peninsula Indus
trial Company also will be heard In
"PURE CUSSEDXESS" SAYS CAP
Mix-TJp Between Telegraph and Dis
patch Takes Inspectors South.
"Now. gentlemen. I do not call this
wholly an accident, but pure cussedness
on the part of Allan Panter, master of
the steamer Telegraph." wrote Captain
Thomas D. White, of the steamer Dis
patch, In an official report to United
States Steamboat Inspectors Edwards
and Wynn, relative to a collision be
tween the vessels at 3:40 o'clock Mon
day at Prosper, on the south bank of
the Coquille River. The inspectors will
hold an Investigation at Bandon Feb
Captain Panter also filed a report,
and both agree that the steamers were
at Prosper; that the Telegraph was
backing from the wharf and, when the
Dispatch left her berth, both came to
gether, the Dispatch suffering loss of
about 20 feet of her house on the after
port quarter, wherein Is located her
IilGRTVESSEIj " TO BE SHIFTED
Bureau Requests Skippers to Com
ment on Change in Moorings.
To moor the Columbia River light-
vessel on a line with the main channel
range, and at the same time shift her
further seaward with the expectation
of having better mooring ground, the
Bureau of Lighthouses proposes to haul
the vessel one and one-eighth miles
180 degrees from her present position.
The regular vessel Is here undergoing
an overhauling, and relief lighthouse
vessel No. 92 Is on station, to be with
drawn February "15, when the former
Is in commission. Meanwhile masters
of vessels plying to the Columbia River
are asked to communicate with the
office of Inspector Warrack. express
ing their views as to the comtemplated
AXXIE COMINGS GOES OX ROCK
Steamer Sinks In Camas Slough
With Cargo Taken On Here.
After striking a rock in Camas Slough
at 3 o'clock yesterday atternon. on her
arrival at the paper mill from Portland
with 250 tons of pulp, the steamer
Annie Comings, of the Western Trans
portation & Towing Company's line,
sank. It was reported last night that
most of the house over her wheel was
under water. Unusually low water pre
vails on the Middle Columbia, and that
contributed toward the accident-
Immediately on word of the plight of
the Comings being made known here
officials of the company arranged to
dispatch the steamer Georgia Burton
to the scene with two barges and
chains. The latter will be slung be
neath the vessel and she will be raised
between two barges.
Pacific Coast Shipping Notes.
ASTORIA. Or.. Jan. 23. (Special.) The
lumber-laden schooner Honotpu was brought
down from Westport today and is expected
to sail tomorrow for New Zealand.
The coast guard cutter Manning Is to sail
tomorrow for San Francisco ea route vim the
Panama Canal for Baltimore.
After discharging fuel oil at Astoria and
Portland, tha tank steamer Washtenaw
sailed for California. She was delayed for
several hours by the fog when coming down
Cringing freight and passengers for As-
torla and Portland,
burn arrived from
reka and Coos Bay.
th steamer F.
Loaded to capacity with general freight
and carrying about 2. XI passengers, the
steanter Northern Pacific sailed for San
The steam schooner Westerner has
finished loading lumber at Knappton and
la expected to sail tonight for San Fran
cisco. Carrying a cargo of lumber from 8t.
Helens, the steam schooner Wapama sailed
for San Francisco.
The steam schooner Dais? Matthews Is
due from San Francisco to load lumber at
Rainier and si Helens.
GRAYS HARBOR. Jan. 23. (Special.)
The steamers Charles Chrlstenson. Willam
ette and O. C. Llndauer cleared for South
ern California. The Chrlstennon loaded at
Aberdeen Lumber A Shingle Mill: the Wil
lamette at the National and the G. C. Lln
dauer at A. J. West mllL
The schooner Resolute Is at the Endresen
yards to have a spar replaced, when she will
shift to the E. K. Wood mill to load for
Five steamers sre due from California by
Sunday night, these being the Doris,
Helen. San Jacinto, Carlos and Qulnault.
SEATTLE. Wash., Jan. 23. (Special.)
The motorship George Washington, first
veasel of the Norway-Pacific line to reach
Seattle, arrived st 10 o'clock this morning
from Copenhagen via Norfolk and Sin Fran
cisco. The Vtaael, which has cargo on board
taken on at ' San Francisco, will complete
here with flour and lumber and sail direct
for Chrtstlanla. probably Sunday.
The steamer Alameda, which was due st
Seattle this sfternoon. transferred her BO
passengers to the Jefferson down-sound and
proceeded direct to Tacoms to unload 1200
tons of ore. The Jetferson arrived at
5:30 P. M.
Suzuki Co.. Japanese Importers and ex
porters, opened Pacific Coast headquarters
PAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 2.V (Special.)
After a short stay at Eureka at the scone
of the wreck of the Milwaukee, the cruiser
Pueblo returned to port this morning.
Taking out a full cargo of barley, the
French bark General De Negrler got away
today for Queenstown.
The American schooners Camlno. ni tons;
Luzon. 512 tons, and Okanogan. 600 tons,
have been chartered by Balfour. Guthrie &
Co. to carry lumber from Puget stiund to
the West Coat on private terms for Feb
ruary or March loading.
Among departures for Northern ports to
day were the barge Monterey In tow of the
tug Navigator for Portland; steamer Rose
City, for Portland; steamer Adeline Smlt.t,
for Coos Bay; steamer Meteor, for Astoria,
and steamer Hoqulam. for Wlllapa.
Movements of Vessels.
PORTLAND. Jan. 2.t c,..-..
F. A. Kilburn. from San Francisco via Eu
reka and Coos Bay. Sailed Steamers Daisy
freeman, lor Grays Harbor: Washtenaw, for
Port San Luis.
ASTORIA. Jan. Ml. Arrived at 10.50 A.
M. and left up at 12:50 P. M.. steamer F.-A.
Kllbum. from San Francisco via Eureka
and Coos Bay. Sailed at 8 A. M.. steamer
Wapama. for San Diego via way ports; at
2 P. M., steamer Washtenaw, for Port San
Luis; at 2:20 P. M.. steamer Northern Pa
cific, for San Francisco. Arrived down at
2:30 P. M., schooner Honolpu.
SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 23. Sailed at 9
A. M.. tug Navigator, towing schooner Mon
terey, for Portland. January 24. Arrived
at 3 P. M.. steamer Rose City, from San
Pedro for Portland. Sailed at 5 P. M..
steamer Santlam, from San Pedro for Co
. EUREKA, Jan. 25. Arrived at 9 A, M-.
steamer Breakwater, from Portland and
Coos Bay for San Francisco.
COOS BAT, Jan. 24. Sailed at 5 P. M..
steamer F. A. Kilburn. from San Francisco
and Eureka for Portland.
SAN PEDRO. Jan. 24. Sailed Steamer
J. a. tnantlor. for Portland. Arrived
Steamers Necanicum and Solano, from the
SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 25. Arrived
Steamer Umatilla, from Seattle. Sailed
meamers Aaeune smith, for Coos Bay
Oleum. Admiral Farragut. for Seattle: Ho
quiam. ror lllapa; schooner Meteor, tor
ioe v.oiumoia ttlver.
TACOMA, Wash.. Jan. 23. Arrived
oieamer amez. rrom San Francisco: steam
ers Alameda. Latouche, from Southwestern
Alaska; steamer Admiral Schley, from Van
couver. SEATTLE. Wash.. Jan. S. Arrived
rieamers ueorge Washington, from Copen
hagen: Amur, from Anyox. B. C; Selkirk,
from Na"nalmo. B. C. : Eastholm. Admiral
ecn ley. irom Vancouver. B. C. Sailed
Steamers Amur, for Nanaimo; Eastholm,
Selkirk, for Vancouver.
Tides at Astoria Friday.
3:10 A. M o.l feetU:27 A. M 1.3 feet
3:08 P. M .8.7 feetB:4t P. M 0.0 loot
Vessels Entered Yesterday.
American steamer Daisy Freeman, general
cargo, from San Francisco.
American steamer La Primers, general
cargo, from San Francisco.
Gasoline schooner Koamer, general cargo,
Vessels Cleared Yesterday.
American steamer Daisy Freeman, ballast,
Gasoline schooner Roamer. general cargo,
for Coos Say.
RUBBER PLOT DISCLOSED
SEIZURE IS MADE ON BELGIAN RE
LIEF SHIP AT NEW YORK.
Five Members of Crew Arrested by
. Customs Officers CJerman Ies
t i nation Is Learned.
NEW YORK, -3&n. 25 Five men.
members of the crew of the Belgian
steamship Samland, in service of the
Belgian Relief Commission, were ar
rested here today and 300 pounds of
manufactured rubber, alleged to ha ire
been smuggled aboard the ship, was
seized by officers of the United States
customs neutrality squad. . ,
The men arrested and five others not
yet In custody are charged with con
spiracy to defraud the United States
through evasion of customs' regula
tions. It was learned that a plot to buy.
manufactured rubber, such as gloves,
dental appliances, etc. In this country,
presumably for shipment to Germany,
had been hatched In Rotterdam.
11 BAKER BOYS JOIN ARMY
Among Number Is -Student of Med
ical School at Portland.
PENDLETON. Or.. Jan. 23. (Special.)
Wellington P. Holland, a Baker boy
who has been attending the University
of Oregon medical school In Portland,
has enlisted In the medical corps of
the United States Army. Jack Morte
son and Gerald Wilson, of Baker, also
enlisted in the Infantry yesterday at
the Pendleton recruiting station.
Eleven Baker boys have enlisted In
the Army at the Pendleton station dur
ing the last two weeks.
MAYOR ISSUES WARNING
Soliciting for Magazine. Subscrip
tions Is Declared fake.
Beware the youngster who solicits
subscriptions to magazines on the pre
tence of seeking a scholarshipl It Is
a fake, according to Mayor Albee. An
investigation has been made of the
system, and It has been found, accord
ing to the Mayor, that the scholarships
the youngsters are striving for are
Solicitation has been going on In
various parts of the city for some time,
the Mayor says. While promises are
made to the solicitors of a scholarship,
the qualifications of the contest are
n si nnrn aTinii k
an urnifuiuri y
Philadelphia, Fa.- "One year ago I
was very sick and I suffered with pains
in my side and back
until I nearly went
crazy. I went to
diff erentdoctors and
they all said I had
female trouble and
would not get any
relief until I would
be operated on. I
had suffered f or four
years before this
time.but I kept get-
medicine I took. Every month since I
svas a young girl I had suffered with
rramps in my sides at periods and was
never regular. I saw your advertise
ment in the newspaper and the picture
of & woman who had been saved from
an operation and this picture was im
pressed on my mind. The doctor bad
driven me only two more days to make
p my mind so I sent my husband to the
rug store at once for & bottle of Lydia
Pinkham's Vegetable Compound, and
i lieve me. I soon noticed a change and
.' hen I had finished the third bottle I
was cured and never felt better. I gTantv
you the privilege to publish my letter
und am only too glad to let other women
know of my cure." Mrs.THOS.McGON- 1
'GAL- 3432 Hartville Street, Fhila., Fa.
such that the prize anticipated cannot
SALVAGE ROAD PLANNED
NAVY ASKS BIDS OX TRESTLE
WRECK OF MILWAUKEE.
Temporary Elevated Railway to Be
Built Oat Through Surf and
Alongside Stranded Cruiser.
EUREKA. Cal.. Jan. 25. The wrecked
cruiser Milwaukee, before the sand
swallows It up, will serve a brief stretch
as the terminal of a temporary ele
vated railroad built out through the
surf, according to plans made public,
here today when the Navy Department
invited contractors to bid on the con
struction of trestle and track.
Bids for the construction of a trestle
from "beach to wreck must be in by
January 27, and by February 1 bids are
wanted for the construction of a rail
road from Samoa across the peninsula
to the ocean beach. Bids for the re
moval of the salvage via this surf rail
road will be opened February 7. All
bids will be opened. It was announced,
at the Navy pay office, San Francisco.
Lieutenant H. R. Bogusch and the
crew of the wrecked submarine H-3
were transferred today to the cruiser
Pueblo, on which they sailed for Mare
Island, where a board of Inquiry will
investigate the stranding of the sub
marine. Fifty of the Milwaukee's crew
also will go south as witnesses in the
Burnett Auto Skids; Damaged.
An automobile owned and driven by
Coy Burnett was damaged last night
on Division street, near Ladd avenue.
I when, in skidding, it went to the curb
ing with Impetus. Mr. Burnett, ac
companied by Mrs. Burnett and other
relatives, was hurrying, to the train.
The street had just been sprinkled and
when the brakes were applied the tlrea
failed to stick. No one was injure!.
Schwa o s Plans Unchanged.
BALTIMORE. Jan. !3. Charles "M.
Schwab, of the Bethlehem Steel Cor
poration, inspected the steel plant and
shipyards at Spairows Point olay. ar i
said there would be no curtailment, as
has been rumored, in his original plan
of making the plant here the largest on
the Atlantic seaboard at & cost of
Chamberlain Holds Training Vital.
BALTIMORE, Jan. 25. Senator Cham
berlain, of Oregon, chairman of the
Senate committee on military affairs,
declared In a speech tonight at the ban
quet of the Merchants' and Manufac
turers' Association here that compul
sory universal military training was
probably Uae most vital issue that con
During a recent thunder storm In
Lansford. Pa, lightning struck a tele
phone pole three times.
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no sparkle. Your doctor will tell you
ninety per cent of all sickness comes
from inactive bowels and liver.
Dr. Edwards, a well-known physician
in Ohio, perfected a vegetable com
pound mixed with olive oil to act on
the liver and bowels, which he gave to
his patients for years.
Dr. Edwards Olive Tablets, the sub
stitute for calomel, are gentle in their
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about that exuberance of spirit, that
natural buoyancy which should be en
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and clearing the system of impurities.
You will know Dr. Edwards' Olive
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This trouble commonly called "slck
headaohe," Is said to be due to the retention
ot urea In tbe system. Often It is stated that
a poor condition ot tbe blood is a cause ox
tbeae headaches, or that lc Is a nervous con
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Where treatment la demanded. It Is mora
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