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THE MORNING OREGONIAN. SATTTRDAT, FEBRUARY 17, 1917.
PORTLAND BRIEF Mi
RATE CASE FILER
Potential Water Competition
Held to Exist War Inter
TARIFF ADVANCE OPPOSED
Iaclflo Coast Industries, Including
Shipbuilding, Said to Be Seri
ously Threatened History
of Eatemaking Covered.
Water competition always has exer
cised a controlling Influence on. trans
On the theorem the Portland Traf
fic and Transportation Association,
through its attorneys. Joseph N. Teal
and William C. McCulloch, has sub
mitted a brief to the Interstate Com
merce Commission, showing that con
ditions do not Justify the readjustment
of transcontinental rates, and that ter
minal points are entitled to lower
commodity rates than, Intermediate
It is emphasized that the only basis
tinder which either stability of rates
or permanency will be obtained In
granting fourth-section relief Is com
pletely to sever a water-compelled rate
at a port trom an Inherently reasonable
rate to an Intermediate point. It is
admitted that If an interior point has
e. just and reasonable rate, subject al
ways to the rule that it cannot exceed
the rate to the port plus the local
back, such interior point Is obtaining
every right to which it is entitled.
Kate-Making Is Surveyed.
The brief gives a complete survey
of transcontinental rate-making since
the time the first transcontinental
train steamed- into Oakland, Cal., in
3S69. It is pointed out that before
that time all commerce of any conse
quence, between the two coasts, had
been by water: that there had been
active water transportation, and it has
continued to be active up to the pres
Because the operation. of ships
Tnrougn the .Panama Canal was Inter
rupted for a time by slides and be
cause coast traffic through the Canal
has been reduced to a minimum from
the fact that most of the vessels now
are engaged In trans-Atlantic traffic
In carrying provisions and munitions
to the belligerents in Europe, the hia
tus of domestic shipping is only tern
porary and that traffic through the
Canal will assume greater proportions
than ever after the war. Even now
potential competition exists, and as far
as transcontinental rate-making is con
cerned, it should apply Just as strongly
as if water traffic between the two
coasts were at its height.
Pacific Industrie Threatened.
It is declared that In face of such un-
forseen and temporary conditions, the
Commission ought not compel the
railroads to raise their rates to Pacific
Coast terminals. It is shown that if
an advance is ordered. Pacific Coast
Industries would be seriously hand!
One of the Industries that would be
specially hard hit would be shlpbuild
lng. It is shown that the proposed
advance on rates on steel, amounting
to 2 a ton, would increase the manu
facturing cost of vessels materially
and might have the effect of killing
the industry, which now involves mil
lions of dollars.
In this connection. It Is pointed out
that interior points could not be af
fected. Inasmuch as by the very nature
of their natural locations they cannot
engage In shipbuilding.
Proposed advances would seriously
affect other Industries. The loganberry
Juice industry naturally would suffer
as it would be compelled to tie up
additional Large sums In glass con
tainers because of the increased rate
In shipping them West. Eastbound
rates on canned goods, wool, hops and
other commodities produced on the Pa
cific Coast also have been increased
hut the railroads have voluntarily
postponed tlio effective date until
Spokane Stand Disputed.
It is declared that the Commission
has power to grant relief asked for,
and Issue is taken with the Spokane
Merchants' Association, which under
takes to say that potential water com
petition cannot be given any consid
eration by the Commission and that
relief must be denied to the carriers.
In, referring to potential water com
petition the attorneys for the Portland
"Potential water competition does not
necessarily result from the mere exist
ence of water, capable of navigation.
It exists where there has always been
a service by watec, where the existin
business justifies and Induces service
by water, where water transportation
Is a natural method of transportation
and one long in use. While, as stated
there is now no regular service between
the coasts, and sailings are Infrequent
yet the ocean is there, free and open
and in due time regular service will be
War's Effects Discussed.
TMscussing the effect of the Euro
pean war. the attorneys say:
"It is obvious this matter would no
he before the Commission at all, except
' for one reason the European, or world
war. The slides In the Panama Canal
have long since been removed and w
have the assurance of the Governme.n
that the canal will be kept open. Th
real cause today, that may not exist
tomorrow, is the temporary withdrawal
of ships for other service.
"It is conceded by everyone that th
condition is but temporary. It is con
ceded the cause is abnormal, and one
that could not have been in contempla
tion of the lawmakers. A rate struc
ture of many years' standing, affecting
the movement of the traffic of a con
tinent, as well as business and indus
try which have been built up under it.
Is directly concerned in the result of
Natural Basts A named Vot.
The natural advantages of location
nre emphasized as follows: "It is our
Judgment that the only way discrim
ination can be avoided, all places se
cure their natural advantages of loca
tion, and the benefit of the water serv
ice be extended as far as possible. Is to
base rates on natural conditions, and
not attempt through artificial adjust
ments or percentage relationships to
reconcile the inherently irreconcilable.
"With respect to water competition
a port city has a natural advantage
over an Inland city. It is purely and
simply an advantage of location, and
the Commission has announced on many
occasions, and in this case, that 'ship
pers must enjoy and suffer the advan
tages and disadvantages of their loca
tion, and adjust themselves to the
The question at issue involves the
whole structure of transcontinental
rate-making, and every terminal point
and many interior points have sub
mitted arguments showing how the re
spective communities might be affect
ed. On account of the supreme impor
tance of the nueaUon, it la believed, that
the Commission will render Its findings
at a reasonably early date.
BRIDGE TRAFFIC SLACKENS
Receipts for Day Cp to 4 P. M.
$88.35, Aside From Trolleys.
Traffic across the Interstate bridge
yesterday was somewhat less than on
the preceding- day, according to figures
prepared by A. C. Rae.
The total number of persons cross
ing- the structure from 12 o'clock:
Thursday niRht to 4 P. M. yesterday,
when the bridge relief changed, was
4a3. The number of autos passing
over during that time was 297 and the
number of animal-drawn vehicles 36.
Tolls taken in, not including the
money due as the result of streetcar
traffic, was $86.35. The total amount
taken in during the preceding day was
Today Is expected to be a heavy one
for traffic on the bridge.
MOTHER SEEKS RUNAWAY
Aleck Kites Will Not Be Punished
but Ticket Will Be Sent.
If Aleck Elies. of Roslyn. Wash.,
who ran away from home because he
eared that his father would whip him.
will write to his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
John Elles, a return ticket will be
his by the next mail. Furthermore,
the promised punishment will be for
gotten in their Joy at having him home
Mrs. Elies has written an appeal
ing letter to The Oregonlan asking
aid In the search for her son, whose
mischief has been forgiven. He came
from Roslyn to Portland.
Aleck Is 15 years old, tall and slen
der, with light hair and blue eyes.
He has a half-inch scar between tne lip
SALVATION WORKER COMING
Brigadier Mary Stlllwell to Talk on
Why Girls Go Wrong.
Brigadier Mary Stlllwell. of Chicago,
n charge of tne slums worn oi
Salvation Army, will be In Portland
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of
next week, and will give one invitation
ecture at the Portland Hotel parlors
on Thursday alternoon. rsora. nuus
Deth. in charge of the Portland Salva
tion Army Rescue Home, i.i in charge
of the arrangements for the lecture.
and is sending out about zao invita
Brigadier StUlwell's subject will be
Why Girls Go Wrong and the Pre
ventive. She has made an extensive
Btudv cf slum conditions, and her dis
coveries are o special Interest to social
workers. The lecture will begin at
DUE TO ARRIVE.
Name. From late.
F. A. Kilburn. ... San Francisco. .... - Feb.
Northern Pacific. Ban Francisco. .... .Feb.
Rose City -. . . ... .los Angeies. ...... r bd.
Breakwater. .... .San Francisco. .... -Feb.
.Beaver Los Angeles. ...... reD.
DUfi TO DKPART.
Hum. For Tite.
Celilo San Diego Feb. 17
Harvard K.K. lor iA.-H D....l-eD.
Vole S.F. for L. A,-S.l.. . Feb.
J. 13. Stetson. . . . .San Diego Feb.
b . A. Kiiuurn. . . . bun ruiicisco. .... .J4 eo.
Northern Pacific. San Francisco Feb.
Hose City . .Loi Angeles. ...... ieb.
Breakwater. .... -San Francisco Feb.
Klamath,. ....... San Francisco. .... .Feb.
Beaver. Los Angeles. ...... Feb.
Movements of Vessels.
PORTLAND, Feb. 1 6. Sailed Steamers
Beaver, for San Francisco and San Pedro
Despatch, for San Francisco; F. S. Loop and
J. A. Chanalor, for San Francisco; Multno
mah and Willamette, lor ban Pedro via San
ASTORIA, Feb. 16. Sailed at 9 A. M.
Steamers Klamath and San Gabriel, for San
Pedro; at 9:1a, tug Oneonta towing motor
schooner S. 1. AUard, for San Francisco; a'
lO:10 A. M., steamer Breakwater, for San
Francisco via Coos Bay and Eureka; at 8:40
P. M., steamer J. A. Ch&nslor, for San Fran
EUREKA. Feb. 15. Sailed Steamer F. A.
Kilburn. from San Francisco for Coos Bay
SAN PEDRO. Feb. 15. Arrived Steamer
Rose City, from Portland via San Francisco.
SAN FRANCISCO. Feb. 16. Arrived
Steamers Santa Cruz, from Antofagasta
Santa Monica, from Willapa. Sailed Steam
ers Elizabeth, tor London; Daisy Putman,
for Aberdeen; Nippon Maru (Japanese), for
Hongkong; Bee, ior Bellingham; Hardy, for
SEATTLE. Fob. 16. Arrived Steamers
Umatilla, from San Pedro ; Admiral Evans,
from Southwestern and Southeastern Alaska
Nome City, from El Segundo; schooner St.
Francis, from San Francisco ; barge Barra-
couta, front Any ox, B. C Sailed Steamers
Alaska, tor Southeastern ana bouta western
Alaska; Santa Ana, for Southeastern Alanka;
Governor, for San Diego; Shidzuoka, Maru
( Jaranese), for Hongkong; Protetiilaua, ior
Manila, via, Yokohama.
Marconi Wireless Reports.
fAU positions reported at 8 F. Feb. 16,
unless otherwise designated.)
LOGAN, San Francisco for Manila, 106
miles wrst of Honolulu, Feb. 10.
LURLINE. Honolulu for San Francisco,
l-illo milts from han Francisco, Feb. 10.
MANOA, Sau Francisco fur Honolulu, 672
miies from San Francisco, Feb. 15.
ENTERPRISE, Hooiulu for San Francisco,
72J miles from San Francisco, Fef. 13.
WILU ELM IX A. left Honoiulu for Hilo at
5 P. M-. Feb. 15.
ECUADOR. San Francisco for Orient. 043
miles from San Francisco. Feb. 13.
GREAT NORTHERN, San Francisco for
Honoiulu, 000 miles 9outhwest of San Pedro,
ATLAS. San Francisco for Portland, 32
miles from Riqhmond.
QUEEN. San Francisco for San Pedro, 4
miles south of Pigeon Point. ,
MOFFETT. San Francisco for Kahului. 35
miles from San Francisco.
SENATOR, San Francisco for Seattle, 200
miles from Seattle.
YOSEMITE, San Francisco for Port Gam
ble, tf miles south of Columbia River.
LUCAS, towing barge 05. Seattle for Rich
mond, 535 miles from Richmond.
KILBURN, Coos Bay for Portland, bar
bound in Coos Bay.
GOVERNOR, Seattle for San Francisco, 5
miles west of Slip Point.
RICHMOND, with barge 03 In tow. San
Francisco for San Pedro, off Point Concep-
PENNSYLVANIA. Balboa for San Fran
cisco, 076 miles south of San Francisco.
NEWPORT. San Francisco for Balboa.
leaving Mazatlan at 9 P. M.
ROSE CITY, San Pedro for Ban Fran
cisco. 12 miles west of Point Vincent,
ASUNCION, Richmond for Powell River, 60
miles north of Blanco.
CURACO, San Francisco for Eureka, bar-
bound outside Eureka.
IDAHO, Grays Harbor for San Pedro. 280
miles north of San Francisco.
CORONADO. San Francisco for Grays Har
bor. 10a miles north of San Francisco.
Colombia River Bar Report.
NORTH HEAD. Feb. 16. Condition of the
bar at 5 P. M. Sea, moderate; wind, north
west, J3 miles.
Tides at Astoria Saturday.
S:26 A. M 8.3 feetl:52 A. M 4.1 feet
10:24 P. M....6.1 feeti3:5S P. M. 0.2 foot
Vessels Entered Yesterday.
American steamer Celilo, ballast, from, San
Vessels Cleared Yesterday.
American steamer Celilo, &25.000 feet lum
ber, for &a.n Pedro; American eteamer Xe-
apatch. general carg-o. ior ban ranclsco.
Daylight Saving Made Permanent
PARIS, Feb. 16. The Chamber of
Deputies today adopted a bill perma
nently advancing the legal time one
hour during the Summer. The setting
forward of the clocks Is to begin the
first Sunday in April and this time will
be In forca until the first Sunday In
CHINOOK HAS PILOT
Captain Archie E. Cann Ap-
pointed by Major JewetL
MARINER KNOWS VESSEL
Present Master Acted as Pilot on
Arrival of Boat 14 Years Ago
and Had Same Position
All Through 1916.
It was 14 years ajro today that the
United States dredge Chinook entered
the Columbia River, reporting: for duty
to maintain the channel at the entrance
and the first pilot to step aboard and
who served some time after, until her
officers became familiar with the con
ditions, was Captain Archie E. Cann.
who was yesterday named by Major
Jewett, Corps of Engineers. U. S. A as
"mol,;' '""c i
Ins Chinook was originally a!
Britisher,-having: been built at Belfast
u o. auu to tne u"-
ernment fleet following- the outbreak
ouiriian-Amencan war, oems
known as the Grant in the transport
service. As such she carried troops to
the Philippines both from New York
. . L " i,uli.us m
"u" . - H on lno raciiio sine
cuiivenca into a urease. i
captain cann served as pilot on the I
Chinook all of the 1916 season. Captain
11. X. fayne being: master, and on the
latter's resignation, effective February I
1. Captain Cann was considered with
the result his annointment was made
lrnnnm ,...j. . , .j,.,.,. p
tered on his duties, orders having been
given to assemble part of the crew to I
assist contractors In getting- ready fori
the annual overhauling-. I
Bill Marhoff. chief engineer, has
. . . . , . ... I
stood by" the big- dlsrirer since the
ufy duo wem uuo cQinmission as Bucn.
un ner arrival nere tnere were two
expert dredge masters aboard, detailed
to initiate Captain Dunbar, who recent-
lv fflmmlttAil milnlrlA. .nrl rt-tn Tov
. . . " ' " ; , "
prr.t-i , iiaruurniHaier Bi roruana, into
me gamo ui oar areasinir. uapiain
opeier remainea aDoara until the latter I
part of 1004. when he wan assigned toat
duty as river inspector for the Oov-
when he was appointed harbormaster
Needless to recall Is . the fact that
when the Chinook came the entrance
channel was far from being" in the
state it la today, with 40 feet at low
water and to facilitate her operation
there it was found necessary to re
model her in 1910, when much of the
superstructure was removed and de
creased her draft. Later the two 20-
Inch suctions were augmented with two
30-inch suctions. Helser & Unden are
to be awarded a contract for overhaul
ing- the vessel on a bid of $15,201.90 and
it is hoped to have her strain at the
entrance May 1. Two shifts will be
employed, numbering about 70 men.
For years Captain Cann has been !
identified with maritime prowth at
the mouth of the Columbia, having
served on tups there, then was master
of the pilot schooners, first skipper of
old lifThtvessel No. 50, now belne- con-
verted Into a motorshlp at Supplesing and a record crowd of Northwest ship
yard and in addition served as a bar
LOCKS BUSY LAST SEA SOX
Two Companies Patronized Canal
Route During 1916 Period.
Fretgrht handled throusrh the Oregron
City locks at th falls of tne Willam
ette durlnjr 1916, ag-greg-ated 137,638 1
tons and there were 7866 persons car
ried through the waterway as passen
gers. The Oreg-on City Transportation
Company maintained Its service be
tween Portland and Corvallis when
the stag-e of water permitted, and dur-
Inir most of the year Salem was served, I
while the Yamhill River section was
included at times. In addition the
c.4-AamA lA, Ann 1 !1 n H . n rt t h A V a m hill I
the latter part or tne year, sne oe-
lnsr operated by the Lewis River Nav-
1 e-a tlort Comoanv. I
TmnrAVAmntll rimVlnPn for Trt DA car- I
rled out this season promise to assist
navigation materially during the low-
water periods, as the locks are to be
deepened where less than six feet of
water is to be had at the zero stage.
The Chanel Improvement project from
Portland to Oresron City calls ror
low-water depth of six feet and the
locks will be deepened to conform to
XYLOPIIOXi: WARNS VISITORS
Chines "TMshpan" No Longer Used
as Signal on Ieck of Iilner Beaver.
For vears the esthetic temperament
of Captain Mason, of the liner Beaver,
has revolted asrainst tne use ot a
crashing, vibrating Chinese gong In
warning visitors to leave the ship in
advance of sailing, so yesterday
neatlv iacketed waiter created a furor
among the dock habitues when he ap
peared on deck and executed a tuneful
warning on a xylophone. it may ne
that some of those whoigo aboard to
bid adieu to friends will not hear the
summons, but It surely creates less
stir, eliminates jarring noise, and fi-
nally the skipper Is satisfied the new
device is In harmony with the atmos
phere of the ship.
The Beaver carried su caom ana
about 30 steerage travelers when she
got away yesterday Captain Terry, who
is outfitting the new Mexican packet
Angel here, was on the dock to say
farewell tc) Mrs. Terry and child, who
are to visit at San Francisco until the
Angel reaches there for the installa
tion of her machinery.
BARKEXTIXE RETRIEVER IS IX
Vessel Is 123 Days Out From Port
SEATTLE. Feb. 16. The barkentlne
Retriever, which was reported short of
provisions at sea'and for which search
had been made, arrived at Clallam Bay
this morning In tow.
The captain of the Retriever said
that his vessel was not In distress. He
was unable to make Grays Harbor, he
said, and therefore ran for the strait
to get supplies and a tug.
The Retriever. 12 3 days out from
Port Adelaide, Australia, bound for
Grays Harbor, was spoken short of
provisions r eoruary i Dy tne steam -
ship Lansing off the Southwest Wash-
lngton coast. The Retriever said she
had been trying for eight days to reach
Grays Harbor, but adverse winds pre
vented. Captain Ross, his wife and 11
men are on the Retriever.
Laden with close to 1.500.000 feet of lum
ber, the schooner H. TC. Hall will be ready
to leave Westport today or tomorrow. She
is to head for Sydney and is sailing in the
interest of Comyn. Mackall At Co.
Portland sent a delegation to Seattle last
night to be on hand at 11 o'clock this morn
ing, when the new motorshlp Oregon, build
ing on the East Waterway for tha Alaska
Pacific Navigation Company for the Alaska
trade. Is launched. Nan Burckhardt. ths
8-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mra. a. A.
Burckhardt. of this city, will be sponsor.
J linn, wua ftOOQ Aast o himbai, ths
1 steamer Celilo was cleared yesterday for
ban Fedro and aa.ll today. Th Multnomah
and Willamette got away from St. Helens
yesterday with full cargoes for the same
Loaded to eanarrltv. t Vi m r TVtnalcri.
of the Border line, left Albers dock, at noon
yesterday for San Francisco.
Xo In vest 1 c-ate reanesta for additional aids
rack, of the 17th lighthouse district, spent
J . in max vicinity.
Al v ins has been ilrncd u master of the
steamer Metlako. relieving R. E. Caples.
and E. J. Delaet la the present maater of the
tug wenona. succeeding E. R. Mooney.
Discarded cable, said to, weta-h eaT-aral
tons, haa been located off Municipal Dock
No. 2 and It la expected the Government
englneera will be asked to have the dredge
Mathloma raise It. aa It Is regarded dan
ceroua should a veaael anchor there.
Major J. J. Htttlns-er. Portland arait of
the Alaska Englneerlnc Cnmmlilian. haa
been informed that bide will b. stuhiiJ at
Seattle March 8 for supplying a number of
commodities, for which he haa specifications.
Carl M. Johnson, mate aboard the steamer
Mathloma. haa been named lockmaater in
charge of the Yamhill River locks.
ASTORIA YTXXi HAVE TKIAI
Xew Auxiliary to Make Run Today
and Official Trip Is Tuesday.
Further trial la to be riven the new
four-masted auxiliary schooner As
toria, of A. O. Andersen Company's
fleet, 'which will be taken for a short
spin today, and her official trial will
probably be held Tuesday. The vessel
haa been on the Port of Portland dry-
uocs ior minor work.
The Alnha hunt k. .v.. r t.
Shipbuilding: Company, will be the next
i tne new class to have a spin here
and during: the Summer there will be
several tested. Since auxiliary ships
have been seen under way here prob-
ably the most important testa awaited
are those on the 8800-ton freighters
ocng duiii Dy the- Northwest Steel
company. The first of these should
be ready before Spring: passes.
toii r . . . . ... .
" v""'- "PP"B Joies.
beatTLB. Wash.. Feb. 18. (Special.)
Arrivals from the south were heavy today.
" prang in rrom San Francisco
ou rrom ban redro via San Kran-
- 1" - - .included were the steamer Umatilla.
wnn passengers and a full freight
cargo, at 6 A. M.. from Ban Francisco and
the south; the Libby. McNeil & Llbby can-
"ery amp et. Francis In tow of the tug
T.yeo' . 4:30 A- M-' the steam schooner
V m an .h. Afi V, - l .
ana tne oil tankf r El tieKundo at
7:ao a m .n w . f.T
u ne at. jrrancli will sail for the North
"o c winery service early next month.
no Bteamer Admiral Evans arrived at
IT , ia ""swni ana soutn-
M?' Alaska, with 100 passengers and
tons or carg-o, mainly ore.
Departures Included th mtmmr llo.Va
ror coutneastem and Southwestern A inxkn.
Wltn passengers and & iair rreig-bt caro
0 M.; the freighter Santa Ana for
hfftr" Alaka- ylth lumber and can-
231 passengers and capacity cargo, 'at 11
A. M.: steamer Shidzuoka Maru. of the
- K.. at 10 A. M.. with a full first
camn -TasJ,enr. and. a full general
cargo tor the Orient; the Blue Funnel liner
Protesilaus for Manila via Yokohama at
A. M., with full cargo and light paHsenirer
list. The Shidzuoka Maru carried among
ner passengers benor ranclsco Vicuna.
Chilean Minister to Japan, with his family.
vraptain Frederick Mears. of the Alaskan
Engineering Commission, went North on the
Alaskan after a day here at the local of
fice, but gave no statement save that the
work on the road would be pushed as rapid
ly as possible.
The cold storage steamer Elihu Thomson
was chartered today on a tonnage basts by
the Western Fuel Company of San Fran
Cisco to take a cargo of 1400 tons of coal
to San Francisco from Nanaimo. She starts
loading at Nanaimo Saturday morning,
C A. Burckhardt and R. M. Semmes. f
the Alaska-Pacific Navigation Company, to
day completed the f instl details for the
launching of the big motor hip Oregon
from the local plant. The big craft will
take the water at 11 o'clock Saturday morn
ping men, including a delegation of loO from
Portland, Is expected.
COOS BAY, Or., Feb. 16, (Special.)
The steamer Adeline Smith sailed from
Marshfleld, en route to San Francisco, with
The steamship F. A. Kilburn arrived from
Eureka this afternoon, 23 hours out, being
about 10 extra hours on the way by rea-
od of a. stiff northwest wind.
ASTORIA, Or.. Fob. 16. SpectaL After
discharging fuel oil at Portland, the tank
steamer J. A. Chanalor sailed today for Cali
The gasoline schooner Mirene sal lea toaay
for WaldDort with reneral eaxiro.
Cirrviuir a full curro of lumber rrom
Westport. the steam schooner F. S. Loop
this afternoon sailed for ban Francisco.
Thu Qiivlllnrv ih(wnAP K T AlLard JuiHd
f0r can Francisco lu tow of the tug Oneonta.
The steam schooner Klamath, lumber-
laden from St. Helens, sailed toaay ror
-" aunovu. ..... . w
- r .1., hrPi .an- t
day for Kan KrancUco with lumber from
Wanna. VV eatnort. Italnler ana fort 1 an a.
Carrying irClKHl ami uiiBBnRcr aiuiu.
Portland and Astoria, the uteamw Break
water sailed today for ban J-'ranciaco via
GRAYS HARBOR. Feb. 16. (Special.)
The steamers Carlos and Grays Harbor are
In the lower harbor ready to clear Ior ban
The schooner Beulan went oown to tne
lower harbor today ready to clear for Hon
olulu. The steamer Carmel arrived ana is load
ing at theBla(5en mill.
The fillne or anmnKe suits against owners
of steamers which are cauaht hrlnKlnjr con
traband liquor into Grays Harbor was
threatened today by Mayor J. M. Pmlllps,
who believes that such a step will so a
Ions way towards endlne Illegal importa
tions into Aberdeen.
The Mayor's announcement was made at
the close of the trial of B. Htone, second
engineer on the steamer Grays Harbor,
from which 600 quarts of whisky were taken.
Stone wus accused of having an oversup
ply in his possession, but the evidence did
not implicate him and the cuse against him
SAX FRAXCTSCO, Feb. Ifl. (Special.)
The T. K. K. liner Nippon Maru got away
for the Orient this evening; with SO cabin,
22 second cabin and 100 Asiatic steerage pas
sengers. Her cargo amounted to 300 tons
and comprised cotton, general merchandise,
iron, steel and salt.
With the largest item In her cargo a ship
ment of copper ore of S00 tons, the Grace
I steamer Santa Crus arrived from the West
Coast this morning. She had two passes
gers. After .discharging her San Francisco
cargo the vessel will proceed to Puget bound
to discharge and to start loading again for
the West Coast.
Boat Speeds 30 Miles Hour.
MIAMI. Fla.. Feb. 16. Carl G.
Fisher, of Indianapolis, drove his ex
press cruiser Shadow III, over the ten
mile circular course In BIscayne Bay
here today to what Is said to be a new
record for speed boats of this class.
The Shadow III covered the distance In
20 minutes, 41 3-5 seconds, defeating
the Raven ITI owned and driven by
Charles W. Kotcher, of Detroit, and
the Boomerang, handled by her owner.
Huston Wyeth, of St. Joseph. Mo.
North Carolina has three negro nor
Where Can I Find Relief From
jtching, Terrifying Eczema
1 .. -
ThlS Question IS .Lver Oft tne
Lips of the Afflicted.
Eczema. Tetter, Erysipelas and other
terrifying conditions of the skin, are
deep-seated blood diseases, and appli
cations of ealves, lotions and washes
can only afford temporary relief, with
out reaching the real seat of the
trouble. But Just because local treat
ment has don you no good, there is
no reason to despair. You' simply have
not sought the proper 'treatment, that
is within your reach.
You have the experience of others
who have suffered as you have to guide
you to a prompt riddanoe of blood and
kin dlfiensea. 2a matte c bow tojrrl-
PORTLAND MAY BID
$1,055,000 in Supplies for
Alaska Is Government Need.
WORK WILL BE EXTENSIVE
U. P. 'Warren, Engineering Repre
sentative of Alaska Engineering
Commission, Says 6500 Men
Are to So Employed.
SEATTLE, TVsh... Feb. 16. (Special.)
Requisitions for supplies for the Gov
ernment railroad to the estimated value
of $1,055,000 have been received by C E.
Dole, purchasing agent of the Alaskan
Engineering Commission, and as fast
as the various items of the orders can
be segregated bids will be called for
through the Seattle and Portland of
fices. The order, which Is the largest re
ceived this year by Mr. Dole, practically
completes the list of the coming sea
son s supplies for the nenant-Falr-banks
division of the road and includes
the following: Food, clothing and com
missary supplies for the Government
store. $175,000: miscellaneous hardware
and building material and supplies and
50 horses and mules. 1210,000.
Much Material 'Wanted.
The orders for the Anchorage division
Include general construction material
and supplies at a total value of SZ00,
000; lumber. Including a single order
of 12.000,000 feet, for $350,000. and for
age to the estimated value of $100,000
The supplies for Anchorage are com
plete save for food and commisary.
The requisition for the beward di
vision is the smallest in the lot and Is
just the start for the coming season.
It totals $20,000 and is for miscella
neous hardware and lumber.
According to the requisitions the
work will be concentrated on the Ke-nana-Fairbanks
and Anchorage divis
ion during the coming Summer.
iL P. Warren, engineering represent-
atPVe of the Alaska Engineering Com
mission, said today that 6500 men will
be employed In construction In Alaska
next Bummer, an increase of 1000 over
last Summers maximum. The Seward
division will employ about 1000 men the
coming season. The Anchorage dl
vision this year will employ 3500. while
the Nenana division. In the Interior, will
have 2000 names on its payrolls.
Many Arak for Work.
Nearly 60,000 'applications for work
are on file with the commission, the
applications coming from widely scat
From present indications the rail
road's line to Chlckaloon, In the Mata
nuska coal nlds. will be completed by
August 1. Station work on the 14
miles from King's River to Chlckaloon
was let this Winter ahead of time and
the work is being rushed to completion
as rapidly as possible.
Plans for the coming season Include
the construction of all bridges in the
Seward division, so that by next Fall
the old railroad between Seward and
Mile 71 will be ready for heavy traffic.
Preliminary work is now under way
for the construction of the $300,000 rail
road bridge across the Susitna River
at the mouth of the Indian Creek.
ITALIANS' ROW IS AIRED
NEIGHBORS CHARGE 2 MEN WITH
MAKING THREATS TO KILL.
Joige Daytoa Hears Complaints, Thes
Puts Accused, Accusers and Wives
Tinder Peace Honda,
Broken English and angry accusa
tions filled the courtroom of District
Judge Dayton yesterday, when the
double hearing of Francesco Scorcia and
Francesco Novtelll. for making threats
against two of their countrymen, was
Joe Ferrant and Alberto Saraentllll
were the complaining witnesses.
Alter the heat had simmered down
and the tangle of stories had been
somewhat unwoven. Judge Dayton
reached a conclusion. He concluded
that the real cause of the trouble was
in bickerings of housewives, which
were taken up between the various
In all. he figured that it was more
or less of a neighborhood row and that
it had disturbed the district about East
Sixteenth and Clinton streets long
enough. So. with the air of a Solomon,
Judge Dayton placed the accused men,
the men who accused them, the wives
of the accused men and the wives of
the men who made the accusations
under neace bonds of J100 each.
Attorney M. G. Montrezza assisted
Deputy Attorney Dempsey in the prose
cution of the case. Attorney Albert a.
Ferrera appeared for the defense.
RIGHT ENGLISH IS TAUGHT
Class in "Correct Speech" Attracts
Many to Night School.
The new class In "correct speech" la a
unique educational feature in the night
schools of Portland. It has attracted
many men and women who wish to im
prove their conversational English.
The class has attracted especially
nersons who hold clerical and steno
graphic positions. The class' la in charge
of Kthcl Nicholas, head of the grammar
department in the night school.
Believing that the dry, technical
rules of grammar largely are wasted
on night school pupils, and that their
need is for a practical knowledge of
how to write and speak correctly, this
class plunges directly into the problem
of correcting the common errors mado
in everyday speech and writing.
German Consul Sails for Japan.
MANILA. Feb. 16. Dr. Karl Zltel-
fylng the irritation, no matter how un
bearable the itching and burning of the
skin. S. S. S. will promptly reach. the
seat of the trouble and forever rout
from the blood every trace of the dis
ease. Just as It has for others who have
suffered as you have. This grand blood
remedy has been used for more than 50
years, and you have only to give it
fair trial to be restored to perfect
Our chief medical officer is an au
thority on blood and skin disorders,
and he will take pleasure In giving
you such advice as your individual
case may need, absolutely wthout cost.
Write today, describing your case to
Medical department Swift Epeclflo Co.
ST fiwlXt Lab oratory, Atlanta. Ca,
Mat. Today T ait Tim. Tonight.
Th. Alcazar Plarsr. la
On. of th. ST" teat of detoctrro plara.
Evenlnca. 23c. BOo. 75c Mats.. 25c 60c
week, starting' Tomorrow Mat-,
The .Girl of the
Beats now selling. Buy early.
h k J The Beautiful Broeidway Star.
'fly? I fhepaxd Doninaai Maria.
I -ad FLANAGAN At TOWARDS.
- J Witt Winter.
Y.-l Orchestra. lTmrelosma.
x.-9'Z TEMPEST BCS8HISB.
rW- 1";e . -J r . . I
MATINEE DAILY 2:30,
The Wonder Wwrkrra.
MT8TT.lt V t'OMEDI,
A OTHER BIO ACT
Bexes and Io(re reeerred by phoaia.
Curtain S:S0. 1 susd .
mann r.mui coneiul-aTeneral at
Manila, for whom the United States
Government recently asked a safe con
duct from the Japanese government,
nailed today for Nagasaki on board the
United States transport Thomas. From
v.niatl Tr. Zltelmann will TO to
UNRULY BOY COMMITTED
win.HM M'LEOD 5EXT TO STATE
pi.m for Leniency to Tontn Who Shot
Juvenile Court Officer Kail o
Stay Jndxe Tan-well.
William McLeod. whose first effort to
atirtnt Probation Officer Creed Evans, of
the Juvenile Court, last Saturday was
frustrated by aJcartridge wnicn wouia
nt oxnlode and whose second attempt.
succeeded in wounding the officer in
he thumb, was committed to tne otaie
Training School at Salem by county
liHc-e Tmwell yesterday.
Mrs. Elizabeth Mcuod, or o r.ast
Triirtv-flrat street North, the Doy s
widowed mother, was hysterical when
nw of the sentence was broken to ner,
and pleaded with the Judge ior leni-ency-
. . .
Ane-rv and tearrui recriminations
against the officer he had shot, was the
bov's reception of the decision.
A strong plea was made by Attorney
John F. Logan for parole or tne 16.
Judge Tazwell said mat xne smuiorj
effect of a reform school sentence was
absolutely necessary in McLeod's case.
Automobile thefts and roDDeries. as
well as the shooting of an officer are
shown in McLeod's record.
Professor DeBusk, of the university
of Oregon, and Dr. A. L Lucas made
psychological examinations of McLeod
and reported to the court that his crim
inal tendencies were over-aeveiopea ana
that restraint was necessary In his case,
He was shown to have an active mind
and to be capable of quick thought. Dr.
M. J. Jones made a physical examina
ion of the boy and reported his genera
condition to be excellent.
TOO LATE TO CLABSTFT.
LILLIAN WALKER IS -INDISCRETION.1
TUUA T .
WASH. AT PAKK. MAT. luc; EVE. 15c
UNCALLED - FOR ANSWERS
ANSWERS ARK HELD AT THIS OFFICF.
-ll THE FOLLOWING ANSWE K CHECKS
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CLASSIFIED AD RATES
(Mmuie axl two conrunTC nnee in
bitme m1 thkr eooecutiv time ...3Mo
mjI ! or M.n rooMCUUv limft
The nbuve rates ply to d ttxroon t
ander "Nrw Today" and mil Uiec rinmmifum-
Uviu, except the followlnffs
Miuatiuu V aotrd Mif?.
h.luHtton t ntd lenal.
For lCrnt Koiuu Private Famlll.
HMrri and KoumK Private Faxniaia.
liouMeaeroiiiK Kooma Private famlUca
Kate ou tlie above ciaaaUicationa it. 7 eeote
a line each lnaerticA.
Th. llrMrmian will MffDt claanlfle
ertifmieiu. ever tbe telephone, provided tba
advertiser i a aubacriber of eitber pkoae.
No price will be uuoteU over the phone bat
Dill will DO rraurrra ine luuowiai uaj
UhMhfr ftubJeaurnt auvertiemente will
accepted over the phone depend open the
prompineaa or payment 01 leiepoone Mfr
t !ai.t Sltiiatit.uM Wanted" and r-
onal" advert iem en t will not be accepted
vrr the ieJeunone. order ior one inaertio
nnty will be accepted Ior "Furniture for
Kale," "Boiinp Opportunities." ' H-Htaing
Uouvr and aniea 10 Keat.
rvrlnna eriora In advert k cement will
rectified by repablication without additional
charre. bat ucn repuburation will not
made where the error doea not materially
aiiect ine vaiue or ine aiveruiement. .
Cancellation of orders over the teiephoaa
not recoa-nised unle confirmed the tiimt
tav In wrlttna-.
"City New In Brief" advertisements must
be presented for publication for The Ban day
Oregon ian before ft o'clock Katnrday after
noon or outer oaya publication before
PORTLAND MARBLE WORKS, 24-2 4th
t.. opposite uity aii- Main PtalU
Neu at :ns ror mem oris la
OBLAEISINC 6RANITC CO.
WASH1NOTON LOIX3T5. NO.
4. A. K. AND A. Al Special
communication this tSaturdayt
veninir. 7 o'clock. East Elahth
and Hurnsida. K. A. dtgrM.
Visitors weicora.. Oriier V. U.
JH. RICHMOND, bsc
GEORGE WA8HIVOTOX CAMP NO. 261.
WOODMEN OF THE WORLD, cordially Hi
ts you to attena tnelr oonca waanWKtoos
rliiclay prise masauerad. dane. at W. O.
W. HaiL lis 11th st.. Tuesday avanlnc P6.
?). '-'-.a aacb. Dancing 6:30i. Carols Or
chestra. EMBLEM Jawslrr. buttons, eharma Blaa.
Kaw dssicaa. Jacr Bros, 131-3 sixth, st-
FRI ED LANDER'S. Jawelara. far Emblina
Class Pliu and Presentation Medals. Dealaas
ant stlmatee furnished fraa. 310 Wash.
HODODOV la Melrose Rlchlands. Mass..
wmwT o. sifli aiary a. Moasdon. avaa
SO yeaxa, and for many years a reslaant
of thla city. Death occurred suddenly at
the residence of har niece, Mrs C I.
v. hselock. Interment took place February
10 at Ipewlch- Maas har blrt-hnlaa and
WARN" jh. is, 11T, Mrs. Bessie Warn.
ounrest aaucnter or air. and Mrs. J. M.
'an Norden. ased H2 veara U months 15
days. Funeral services today( &aturlar.
. li. al a.iic city. Or.
BROTTEN At his residence. SSS Easaaln
St., hb. 16. Hans tt rotten, ased 8 years.
xiriniini ar at tns parlors or ens fcast
bide luneral directors, 41A Cast Alder at.
Announcement of aervices In a latex Issue.
KELSON Feb. 15. Charles Nelson ared 89
years, rtemaina at uunnins at uc,ateaa
parlors. Notice of funeral later.
BAESKTT? At her residence. 1 East 28th
orth. Feb. IS, Minnie Baeeae. aged
oi rears, ostovea wus or August ttaestt
ana mother of Mary Helfrlcnt, Martha
Brandt. Minerva Landrettl. all ot this
etty. Fu.ieral services will be held today
(Saturday). Keb. IT. at 2 P. M , from the
conservatory chapel of the aat Side
Funeral Directors, 414 East Alder St.
Friends invited. Interment la Rose City
MILLER At the realdenoei S Bast Twenty
'"una street ortn. aoraary id. John w.
Allller. beloved father of Mrs. Tllla Hey
neman and Mrs. Katta French, of San
Francisco, and Mrs. Nellls Henehaw. of
this city. Remains are at the funeral
parlors of Miller A Tracey. Washington
at E.la street. Funeral services will bs
held at the Portland Crematorium today
(Saturday). February 17. at 2 P. M. Please,
omit flowers. Arrangements In cars of
Miller at Tracey.
CLARK At his residence. 8BT Knott St..
r vu. unanei uiara. ronnerly or pm
East loth st North, aged 64 years. Th
funeral services will le held today (Sat
urday). Feb. IT, at 8:30 P. M. from the
conservatory chapel of the East Side fu
neral directors. 414 East Alder st- Con
cluding services st the Portland Crema
torium. Friends Invited to attend.
RHOADES At family residence, 4B18 East
71st street 8. E.. Jerome E. Rhoadea. Fu
neral from Myer & Brady undertaking
Parlors. 10th and Water sts.. Oregon City.
Or., st 2 P. M. today (Saturday), Feb. IT.
Interment at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Liv
ing relative, brother. William t. Rhoadea.
STRAUS The funersl services of ths late
Henrietta Straus, who passed away In thla
city February 15. will be held today (Sat
urday) at 2 P. M.. from the chapel of the
Fkewos Undertaking Company. corner
Third and Clay. .Friends Invited. In
terment family lot, Rlverview Cemetery.
Edward Bslman. Pres.: "W. J. Hoi man. Sac 2
J. aw wsriein. xraas.
EDYARD HOLMAN CO.
Third and Salmon Streets
Main 507, A 1511.
miRAL Sr.KlCi-3 FOB LESS
MILLER & TRACEY
ladrpsndmt Funeral TUwcira.
Wilh. at Klls rt lb-k zotb and tlst.
alala turn, A .tut. Msa4 blOa.
j. p. n.'LEr son.
Progrtaalvs Funeral lilrctorm.
MON iViOMtltV AT FIFTH.
DUNNING M ENTEK. funeral directors.
Broadway and Flna sirsaC Fhona ilroad
way iU. A (131. lady attendant.
F. 8. OUNNUSiCJ. INC,
Kasl 81ds Funeral llractors.
414 East Alder street. East 62. B 3S3&,
A. R. ZELLER CO.. S&3 WILLIAMS AVI
ast Jii0k. mio. Ltiiy attanuanu
DAY AND N1UHT cEKVlCs.
BREEZE &. SNOOK lw;,,17ont
SKEWE3 CNDERTAKINO COMPANY. Sd
and Clay. M'n 41&i A U31. Lady attendant.
UK- AND 1IKS. W. H. HAMILTON Fa.
Bra4 service. Iw 80th and CI lean. Tao. MU.
EKlCbON Kealdence Undsrtaklne Farlorm,
12th and Morrison sis. Alain ttlAJ, A 2:att.
P. L. LEiiCH. Kaat 11th and Clay atresia.
Lady attendant. Last 7tl. B ISlM.
"THE BETTER WAY"
Homana Pctentifle "ecurlty for the Tea-S.
ttanltary protoctloa tor tne eUivlna
RIYER VIEW ABBEY
Terminus lUvervlew Carllnsw Tay lers
For Particulars Inqulra
Portland Mausoleum Co.
Phone B'iwj SSL
S3S PR toe Block.
MARTIN FORBCfl CO.. Florists. IM
Waahlnrton. Main 2SS. A 1260. Flowaxa
for all occasions artistically arranged.
CLARKE BROS., morista, 28T Morrison St.
Main or A lauo. Fins lowers and .oral
dealatia. No branch storeSL
MAX M. EM1TU. Main 721S. Jl 2121. Bell'
Ins bide.. 6th and Alder sta.
TONbETH FLORAL CO.. 285 Waatalnton
a, oeu 4th and ftth. Main B102. A 11 01.
PKUNINC. spraying, tree surgery. itraXtlnic.
expert cardeners. Nicholas. lain 41L
MOUNT SCOTT PARK
Cemetery and Crematorium
OREGON HUMANE SOCIETY
OfXico iHoom 153 C ourt house. 6 tn -at root
Phono finn S to 6 Main 87S, Home phone A
Z6S. Nijent call arter off.ee houre. Main S7M
Keport all caaea of cruelty to the above
adtlraaa. Klectno lethtvl chamber for amaJL
animaia. Horse ambulance for sick ana
disabled animals at a moment's notice. Any
one dealrtnir a dog or other pets communi
cate with ls. Call for all lost or strayed
stock, as we look after all lmpounatt.
There la no more city pound, Juat Oreoa
'KW TOD AT.
DOOLY & CO- Inc.
812 Board of Trade Bl3
i 1 1 1 II S Vnllmtted Eastern HniA,
ity and it-'arme. Insurance.
A ltiol Uonda. alar. .02
JNO. B. COFFEY
Insurance, Surety Bends
3Q4 WILCOX BLDCJ. MAIN TO
Hentlful irminH" Comfortable Horn.
A (iQu ttlHce. runrtstip of t er T Kit ard
8 -room Jiouro at o. K.M. Stark,
ner of MM, wiM be leaded to respon f.e
tenant, furnished, lrvr;u4inc piano, or wui
fv.'M on reasonable trn-'. Apply to
WlilXiXJir-Kl.lal CO .11 lLVock Block.