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THE 3I0RXIXG. OREGON! AX, SATURDAY, JANUARY 5, 1918.
WEST NOT CHOSEN
Rumor of Selection of L C. Gil
man 'and J. D. Farrell Is
UNIFICATION PLANS MADE
Conference- of Western Committee
of Railroad President Discusses
CuttJns Off Travel Lninrles
ana Shipping -Rales.
Ttsports that U C. Gil man. president
of the North Bank road, and J. D. Far
relt. president of ths O.-W. R. A N.
Company, had been appointed by Secre
tary McAdoo to too manaa-ement of
Oregon arij Washington railway lines.
were ls;orously denied by President
UHman last night.
Ths report was circulated yesterday
upon ths return of President oilman
from a conference, of ths Western Kail
road Wax Board, where plans for the
Immediate unification of ths roads were
-Neither Mr. Farrell nor myself hairs
received any such appointment, said
ilr. ;tlman. "It Is true that ws ars
members of ths Western committee of
railway presidents, appointed some tlms
ac by ths Amsrlcan Railway Associ
ation, which is not In existence under
the new realms, and it Is probable that
ths srronecus report Is based upon that
BSanl anil la rrrie.
Mr. Gl!man made It clear that ths
TVstrn "board, which has Just com
pleted Its conference In Dan Francisco,
la still In rTl-. however, represenl
Inc ttm territory embraced In Oregon,
Washington. Idaho. Western Montana.
Nevada and California. Its other mem
bers are President Sproule. of the
Southern Pacific; E. P. Ripley, of the
tanta Fe. and C M. Levy, of the West
In carrying out the unification plans
the conference delegated iceneral su
pervision to Messrs. Farrell and Gil
man In ths Northern section and to Mr.
tiproal. of ths Southern Pacific, and
A. H. Payson. of the Santa Fe. In ths
Southern section. Such supervision Is
only In line with the duties of the
Presidential committee and does not
partake of the nature of new appoint
ment by Director-General McAdoo.
Mr. Oilman said that the conference
evolved no definite plan for handling
traffic on the raclflc Coast, other than
th announced elimination of passen
irer travel luxuries, and ths privilege
ef shippers to empress a preference for
the routine; of freight The latter pro-l-lon
may be sst aside If traffic con
ditions ar best served by such action.
aalletttas: Got ta Dtarara.
The solicitation of freight and pas
senger patronage has been cast to ths
discard, and Important manges in
schedule are prsdlctsd to occur In the
A meeting of railway officials, for
the consideration of flood conditions.
hel dat Seattle, was attended by F. I
Tlonlnson. J. P. CBrlen and William
M.-M array, of tha O.-W. R. A N- and
A. D. Charlton, of tha Northern Pa
cific, who returned yesterday.
The officials declare that the se
Ice now afforded between Portland and
Seattle, and other northern points. Is
excellent, considering the conditions
Imposed by high water along the
The nlcht sspresa trains between
Portland and Seattle, and ths express
to Tacoma. will carry sleepers, but
reservations will not be made upon
telephoned requests Reservations and
tickets may only b procured at ths
ticket offices of the O..W. R. N. the
Northern Pacific and the Great North-
PASTOR TWICE ROBBED
DR. JOSHUA TAX! FIELD LOSES
hat. orrnroAT ad At to.
Maealaa Take rswsa street la Front
f raarea. Walla Wearlac Assaret
Disappears Press Stady.
While Dr. Joshua Ftansfleld. pastor
ef the First Methodist F.plsca! Church,
met a children's class' Thursday after
noon at o'clock, aa unknown thief en
tered his study aad made away with
the pastor's hat and overcoat. Isevtng
a tattered old bat In their place. The
theft was not discovered until the class
waa dismissed an dthe pastor had re
tired to his study.
This loss sbould hare been enough
for one dsy. but Dr. S'ansflstd was
cbl'ced to accept further loss aa grace
fully as possible. Arriving outside ths
church he found that his auto, a seven
passenger car. had been taken, evident
ly by the same thief. Dr. Stanafleld
commented on the fact that his car was
lurked and the key ta bis pocket.
t'pon going from his home to a wed
cleg yesterday morning. Dr. Stansfield
aaw his automobile parked at Four
teenth and Market streets, aad Immedi
ately took possession of It. From Its
appearance, the car had been driven
about by Joy-riders and badly used,
several of the spokes having been
broken and other parts being scratched
WOMAN ROBBED OF PURSE
lira. F. K. Powell Loses Handbag
Aftrr Struggle With Thief.
Mrs. P. E. Powell. T3 Gllssn street,
was robbed of a handbag containing
srbout f i last night by a purse-snatcher
who attacked her In front of the home,
ef Mrs. Laura Halltnan. North Twen
ty -second street. Mrs. Powell tried to
f:ght the robber off. but lost ths bag
after she had been thrown to her
knees and ths handle of the bag had
been torn off. 4
Patrolmen Tally and Morris searched
the neighborhood for the robber, but
had no success, as Mrs. Powsll could
ot describe her assailant.
ALLEGED I. W. W. ARRESTED
Astoria Prisoner Taken to Portland
by Immigration Inspector Gooch.
ASTORIA. Or, Jan. 4. (Special.)
That the I"epartmenl of Juatlc has not
abandonsd Its prosecution of the L W.
W. Is Indicated by an arrest here to
day, when Donald Frassr. an alleged
organiser for the L W. W waa taken
Into custody by Immigration Inspector
Gooch en instructions from the Fsdsral
ltstr1ct Attornsy's office. The man was
found at the local L W. W. hsadquar-
ters and was taken to Portland to
night. Fraaer waa here about the time that
wholesale arrests of. L W. W. officials
were made In various sections of the
country, but slipped out of sight. While
no official announcement has been made
regarding; the .charge against Fraser.
It Is understood the arrest Is a con
tinuance of the operations to break up
the activities of the so-called Indus-,
272 'DRUNK' CASES LISTED
Though Astoria Is "Bone Dry" Some
Istquors Are Dispensed.
ASTORIA. Or.. Jan. 4. Special.)
Notwithstanding the fact that Oregon
Is a "bone-dry" state, figures compiled
by the police department show that of
u4 arrests made by the department
during the year 117. I7J or over one
third, were for drunkenness.' Tbe total
fines collected during the year were
17414 50. The banner month for the
department was September, when there
were 102 arrests. 4S being for over-ln
dulgence In Intoxicating liquors.
During the early Spring and Summer
conslderabls quantities of contraband
whisky were smuggled Into this port
on ateamers arriving from San Fran
cisco, but that trade has been broken
up. practically, and the Inebriates de
pend now almoet solely upon tht vari
ous concoctions, known as "prohibition
whisky," which they procure at drug
NEEDLE CAUSES TROUBLE
Implement Penetrates Arm of
ticorRe Pratt While lie Sleeps.
ETC EXE. Or' Jan. 4 (Special.)
George Pratt, of Springfield, ran a
needie Into his arm while asleep, and
did not notice It until he was dressing
the next morning. He then saw what
appeared to be a 'raveling of white
thread hanging from his coatslssva and
gavs It a pulL His action caused con
siderable pain, and upon Investigating
he discovered the needle.
Mr. Pratt summoned some friends
and an effort was made to extract the
needle, but without success. He came
to Eugene yesterday, and a physician,
after makings n X-ray examination.
cut the flesh and removed tbe needle.
CORVALLIS WOMEN ACTIVE
Army and Navy Auxiliary to Be Or
ganized This Afternoon.
CORVALLIS. Or.. Jan. 4. (Special)
Corvallis women are to organise an
Army and Navy auxiliary here tomor
row afternoon. A meeting Is called for
1 o'clock at the City Hall, to which
every woman having any relatives In
any branch of tha war service Is In
vited. It Is proposed to cement together the
common ties existing Between me
women represented by men serving un
der the fisg not only for their own mu
tual benefit, but that they may be of
greater service to those at the front.
GREEK OFFICERS REMOVED
Army leaders Loyal to Kaler Are
Removed From Athens.
ATHENS. Jan. 4. Mora than 400 of
ficers) of the Greek army, who had re
jected the overtures made to them by
tha present regime and continued to
proclaim their conviction In tha ulti
mata victory of Germany and the re
instatement of Constsntlne as King,
have been dismissed from the service
and removed from Athens.
The Minister of War states that they
are enjoying full liberty In the islands
to which they have been sent.
EUGENE LAD TO DO HIS BIT
Donald Cresswrll Will Sing
Recite for Red Cross.
EUGENE. Or.. Jan. i. (Special.)
Donald Cresswell. aged S years, plans
to do his bit for the Red Cross. He Is
rsgarded as being clever In songs and
recitations for a child, lis had heard
that some of tha country's famous art
ists bad given use of their talents to
the cause, so he has decided to try. and
announced that he will sing songs and
give rscltationa on one of the corners
In the business district here Saturday
afternoon at 1:10 o'clock.
Money derived from a collection will
be given to the Red Cross.
t Barrels of Wine Found In Home.
VANCOUVER. Wash., Jan. 4. (Spe
cial.) A- Forchlna. an Italian, waa ra
rested by officials from the Sheriff s
office and the city police last night,
charged wlui violation of the prohibi
tion law. Three barrels of wine, con
tallng SI gallons each, were found In
his home, and tests will be made to
determine the percentage of alcohol.
Mr. Porrhlna'a bond waa placed at
tieoo, and being unable to furnish It.
Is In ths county Jail. His home Is on
the Fourth Plain road.
Two Indu-trlal Accidents Fatal.
SALEM. Or.. Jan. 4. (Special.) Two
fatal accidents were Included In the 241
reported to the Industrial Accident
Commission for the week endtng Janu
ary 1. Inclusive. N. I. Crockett. Not I.
logger, and Gertrude Newport, Astoria.
rook, were the victims of the fatal ic'
rldents. All told I?i of the accidents
reported were subject to the provisions
of ths compensation act.
Artillery. Corps Boys to Train.
ASTORIA. Or Jan. 4. (Special.)
About I privates and non-commissioned
officers from the Oregon Coast
Artillery Corrs left today for Camp
Lewis to go Into training and take ex
aminations for commissions. Among
the number were hergeants Zimmer
man and Hamilton, of the Ninth Com
pany, of this city.
Woman Lawyer Aids I. W. W.
CHICAGO. Jan. 4. A woman lawyer.
Miss Caroline Lowe, formerly of Kan
sas, will carry part of the burden of
the defense of the Industrial Workers
of ths World from various parts of
the United States, when they come to
trial In Federal Court. The court to
day granted her the right of participa
tion. Rise In Widows Pensions freed.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
Igton. Jan 4. Representative Hawley
today appeared before ths House pen
sion committee to urge favorable ac
tion upon his bill granting widows of
Indian War vsterans the same pension
now paid widows of other soldiers,
namsly SZS a month. The committee
will determine Its action later.
O.-W. R. X. Has Surplus of Cars.
SALEM. Or.. Jan. 4. Car shortage on
the llnea of the Southern Pacific Com
pany In Oregon today totaled 110. ae
cording to the report to the Public
Service Commission. The shortags of
closed cars was BtJ and open cars 971.
The 0.-W. R. N. Company reports a
surplus of 211 cars.
Coast Only Section Making
. Good in Wood Ship
STEEL WORKERS ALSO LEAD
Pacific Yards Away Ahead of Rest
of Country In Prosecution of Gov
ernment Ship Programme.
South Has Failed Utterly.
OREGONIAN' NEWS BUREAU. Wash
Isgton. Jan. 4. The Pacific Coast is the.
one section of the United States which,
to date, has msde a creditable show
ing n ths building of ships for the
Emergency Fleet Corporation. On the
Atlantlo and Gulf coasts shipbuilding
has not come un to expectations. In
some Instances contractors have falle
utterly for one cause or another.-
This Is established by the testlmon
developed at hearings before the Senat
committee on commerce.
As a matter of fact, the Paclfl
Coast, up to the present time. Is away
ahead of the rest of the United Slate
In the prosecution of the Governmen
shipbuilding p no gramme: It h
launched the first steel and the first
wood ships: It has its work general!
much further advanced than have th
yards along the Atlantlo Coast and I
the South: it is building on more rea
sonable terms than have been asked by
many competing yards, and. In the fu
lure, the Pacific Coast will build prac
tlcally all the -wood ships, other than
those now under contract.
Steel Builders Alse Ahead.
It Is evident that In time the Atlantl
Coaat will become the principal cente
of the steel shipbuilding Industry
which is natural, considering the fai
th at the raw material must come from
the East: that the East has the bulk o
trained ship labor, and has always had
most of the steel shipyards. The mere
fact that the Government Itself Is es
tabllshlng three big fabricating yard
on the Atlantic Coast will. In time,
throw the bulk of the steel ship Indus
try to that section. But up to the
present time not even the Atlantic
Coast has been able to make a credit
able showing as against the newer
yards on the West Coast.
Another Important fact has been
firmly established by the Senate com
mlttee hearings: tbe wood ship Is not a
failure; the wood ship programme has
not been a failure on the Pacific-Coast.
Rather, the wood ship has been dm
onstrated to be a success, and such fail
ures as have occurred In the wood ship
Industry have not ' been chargeable to
the builders of the Pacific Coast. On
the contrary, the fact that the wood
ship Is a success Is due to the skill
with which wooden vessels have been
put together In Pacific Coast yards.
Eastern Failure Explained.
It Is a fact, however, that the wood
ship programme In Atlantic Coast and
Uulf yards Is. generally speaking, i
failure, due to various causes, but prl
marily to the Inability of Eastern yards
to get the big timbers which are so
essential to successful wood snip con
The South, which has been exception
ally influential at Washington, rushed
In at the outset of the war to grab big
contracts for furnishing lumber for
wood ships to be built not only In
Southern yards, but in all yards-along
the Atlantic Coast. Southern lumber
men fixed the price at which they were
to furnish this lumber. 'Then they fell
down; they could not deliver, because
they did not have the big timbers.
Through their influence wood ship
plans, in the early days, were modified
so that smaller timbers could be used.
but this plan had to be abandoned, be
cause It soon fcecame evident that the
use of such timbers as the South could
produce would endanger the ships and
render them unseaworthy. That made
It necessary for Eastern shipyards to
go to the Pacific Coast for keel timbers
and framing, and this scheme proved
Timber Available Here,
The Pacific Coast, and especially
Oregon and Washington, can produce
ail the big timbers required for wood
shipbuilding, and as fast aa required.
The South cannot. With freight cars
scarce, munitions, food and coal de
manding transportation, the Govern
ment cannot afford to allow freight
cars to be used In quantity to transport
ship timber from the Pacific Coast to
the Atlantlo and to the Guir.
Therefore, the building of wood
ships, save on the Paolflo Coast, la to
slop a hen outstanding contracts are
completed, and the wood ships of the
future will be turned out in tbe locality
where the wood Itself can be procured
The fact that the Shipping Board
hopes to place contracts during 1918
for 500.000 tons of wood ships with the
shipyards of the Pacific Coast is evi
dence enough of the record Western
shipbuilders have made to date.
Pacific Coast Shipping Notes.
ASTORIA. Or.. Jan. 4. (Fpeclal.) The
steamer b.arer arrived this morning from
an Pedro and San Francisco, bringing a
capacity csrfo of general freight and a fair
list of pssensera for Astoria and Portland.
After elseharging fuel oil In Portland the
tank steamer Wssittensw sailed today for
The steamer Westland. carrying cargo
from Portland, sailed this morning for or
ders. The steam schooner Santlam finished load
ing lumber today at the Hammond mlil
and left this evening for sn Pedro.
The steam schooner Daisy will finish
loading lumber tomorrow at the Knapptoa
The ateam schooner Ryder Hanlfy that ta
loading lumber at Westport will complete
her cargo tomorrow.
After discharging fuel ell at Portland the
tank steamer J. A. Cbanslor sailed today
The steam schooner Nehalera shifted dur
ing the night to Wauna to load lumber. the
will begin taking aa cargo tomorrow morn
The motor schooner Mount Rainier that
arrived yesterday from Aberdeen went to
Wauna to load lumber.
The steamer W. A. Kllborn sailed today for
Fan Francisco, after being delayed here
several davs to make repalra to her ma
chinery. This In the third time the aessel
has made the attempt to reach the Bay Tiy,
having twice been farced to put back to
port sa account of disabled machinery.
Ths steam scnooner fnasia sauea mis art-
ernoon for Ban Pedro with a cargo ot lum
ber from Portland.
The schooner Forest Home arrived this
evening. 104 daya from Melbourne. Australia,
brlnelna looo tons of wheat lor Portland.
Captain Dowllng reports a tedious trip with
rough weather off Australia and along this
coast and calms In between. Captain Dow
llng says there are plies or sacked wheat
fulhr three miles long st Melbourne with
almost no ships to carry It away.
Luntbfr shipments from the Columbia
River In the month of December were unusu-
llv llsht. Statistics prepared by Deputy
Collector Haddlx show that 20 vessels loaded
t the mills In the Lotr Columbia River
district during the month and their combined
cargoes amounted to ltf.oS0.2S4 feet of lum
ber. Nineteen or tnese vessels, carrying
l4.822.0O" feet, went to domestic porta, while
one craft wltn l.ias.-n reel or tumoer on
board. Is en route foreign. In the same
period 11 vessels loaded WH18 JM feet at
the urriver mills, making a grand total of
IV6.S2T ft ef lumber that was shipped
from ths Columbia River In cargoes during
the month of December. The lumber by
products shipped during the same month
Included 23.715 bundlea of boxshooks and
SEATTLE. Wash" Jan. 4. (Special.)
The steamer Admiral Farragut, arriving
from San Francisco this morning with 203
passengers, experienced a smooth trip all
the way up. It was the first trip In the last
six weeks in which all passengers reported
for dinner every day. Uer passengers In
cluded 17 British recruits from Los Angeles,
en route to Victoria. B. C.
The Russian steamer Shllka. with BOO
tons of pig Iron and about 1000 tons of
other steel and Iron products, mostly bars
and plates. Is due to sail at 7 A. M. Satur
day for Tacoma, where she will coal, thence
sailing direct to Yokohama and Kobe, Ja
pan. Her final destination Is presumed vto
The trial trip of the new steel atearashlp
Seattle, built for tha Shipping Board by the
Seattle Construction Drydock Company,
sill be conducted tomorrow.
George Bull, assistant engineer of the
steamer Dolphin, which arrived st the Pan
ama Canal January 2, was taken suddenly
111 and died on board ship December 27. He
waa burled at sea.
SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 4. (Special.)
The achooner Mary E. Foster, which was re
ported off Duxbury Reef Thursday by the
s:eamsh ID Idaho. In a raaiogram to ins ma
rine department of the Chamber of Com
merce, was towed into Jort today In a leak
inr condition by the tug Reliance. Thi
skipper said three daya out from Port Town
send for Honolulu with a lumber cargo, the
vevael sprung a leak In heavy weather, W 1th
the water coming into the hold at the rate
of 9 inches an hour, the course was shifted
and the schooner headed for this port. He
said the vessel was not in danger, but when
the Idaho waa sighted he took advantage of
the osportunlty to aend for a tug.
The Toyo Klsen Katsha's Persia Mara
arrived today from Oriental porta by way of
Honolulu with a good passenger list and
The steamship President, Captain Cousins,
arrived this morning from Honolulu with the
largest passenger list since being on tn
Island run and with a capacity cargo.
CONTRACTS ARE COMING
MORE WOODE5 SHIPS TO BE BUILT
OJT PACIFIC COAST.
Shipping Board's 'aval ArrkHeet Sees
Advantage of Section. Having
OREGONIAN' NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, Jan. 4. Theodore E. Ferris,
naval architect of the Shipping Board,
Is in accord with Chairman Hurley In
advocating the building of more
wooden ships in the yards of the Pa
cifio Coast. His testimony, like that of
previous witnesses. Is to the effect that
the Pacific Coast alone has been turn
ing out wooden ships with expedition,
and that that section, because of Its
timber resources, must be looked to for
the bulk of the wooden ships of the
Mr. Ferris, however, holds that the
establishment of new shipyards should
not be encouraged: that future con
tracts should, as far as possible, be
given to existing yards.
Mr. Ferris admitted that the greatest
speed had been made by yards that
contracted to duplicate for the Ship
ping Board vessels of a type previously
built for private account, ana many 01
these vessels, be said, were equsl to
the standard type of ship adopted by
the Shipping Board. He said the great
est delay anticipated with wooden
ships on the Paclfio Coast waa on ac
count of slow delivery of machinery.
SARAH DIXOX STAYS ASHORE
Fleet of Six Steamers and Crews
Fall to Move Steamer.
When the steamer Barah Dixon slid
Into Frank Thome's pasture on Lake
River New Year's day she apparently
had In mind a permanent resting; place,
for attempts to float her were aban
doned yesterday after "all of Shaver's
steamers and, all of Shaver's men" were
unable to set her Into deep water
spaln. Tbe water fell after she
grounded and no hope la neia out mat
It will rise now.
Six steamers made fast to the Dixon
and lines running- to donkey engines
and steam capstans numbered 12, yet
not an Inch was the vessel Duagea
Captain "Jim" Shaver said yesterday.
on returning from the scene, thahe
had not aeterminea wnetner to nave a
housemover tackle the Job, probably
dredging as well to get temporary
launching ways on the Danit. or wan
until ths June rise with the hope of
getting IS feet of water there, which is
renuired to float the steamer.
The steamer La Center, a small
sternwheeler, is In another pasture be
tween the east and north forks of
Lewis River, but It Is hoped to get
her afloat without so much effort.
GERMAN FLEET KNOWN HERE
Vessels Thati yay Be Bought In Mex
ico Number 11 Sailers.
Reports that the American Govern
ment may enter Into negotiations with
the Republic of Mexico, for the pur
chase of German, tonnage laid tip at
Mexican, ports sines tbe outset of the
European war. have interested fort
and shipping men. because or uie laci
tha sailing vessels are .all well Known
In the list are th Adolph vlnnen,
EiroiL Hans. Harvewthude, Helwlg Vln-
nen, Oratava. Relnbek. Theilbek, Schur
bek, Walkure and Wandsbek.' 6ome of
those ships were listed for the Colum
bia River when the war started but.
n keeping with the plans of the Ger
man Government, all merchant ships
were ordered laid up where they were
at the time and those on the way were
ordered laid up as soon aa they arrived.
a tat way the Germans kept their ves
sels out of reach of the allies, though
n United States porta It did little good.
for America seised them last April when
a state of war with Germany, waa de-
la red. to exist- .
SMALL BOND UNITS ASKED
Secretary McAdoo Thinks Senator
McNary'a Suggestion Timely.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash-
ngton. Jan. 4. In a letter to senator
McNary, Secretary McAdoo said he re
gards as highly important the Sena
tor's suggestion that future liberty
bonds be Issued partly In 15, S10 and
J10 denominations so that people of
mlted means can Invest.
The Secretary says ths suggestion Is
"so Important he will have the matter
carefully considered," and he hopes It
will be possible to work out something
along that line.
Sew Commandant Now at Astoria.
ASTORIA. Or., Jan. 4. (Special.)
Lieutenant C C Clark arrived In the
city today to succeed Captain A. A.
Ackerman as Commandant of the first
section, 13th Naval Defense District
and also as wireless censor at this port.
Lieutenant Clark has been in command
of the Alaska Naval District with head
quarters, at Ketchikan. Captain Acker
man will leave soon to fill a shore as
signment at some point on the Altan
tic Coast. He has been stationed In
Astoria during the past nine months.
Vancouver Sets Naturalization Day.
VANCOUVER. Wash., Jan. 4. (Spe
cial.) Tomarrow, January 6, will be
the first naturalisation day ln 1918; the
other one will be the first Saturday ln
July. Coming up to get their final
papers tomorrow will be 12 candidates,
mostly English. Several have recently
filed their declaration of Intention of
FOREST HOME IS III
Vessel With Wheat Cargo 107
Days From Melbourne.
1000 TOMS ARE CARRIED
Cereal to Be Ground Into Flour
Here for Allieej Ship Is First
to Bring Grain From Aus
tralia to Portland.
Just about the time the afternoon
light was waning yesterday and just
about the time shipping men gathered
about the stove at "snug harbor" were
asking again what had become of the
schooner Forest Home, that vessel
towed Inside on the hawser of the tug
Oneonta, 107 days from Melbourne. Bhe
was reported outside once before, De
cember 20, but it transpired the vessel
sighted was the barkentine Alta, fr;om
Apia, and now discharging copra here.
The Forest Home bears the distinc
tion of being the only vessel listed for
Portland from Australia with a cargo
of wheat, there being close to 1000
tons of the cereal, which will be dis
charged at the Crown mill and ground
into flour for the use of the allies. On
discharging her load of cereal she
will take on lumber for a Pacific port.
The vessel is not only the one car
rier loaded for Portland this season.
but is the pioneer of all in the matter
of bringing wheat cargoes from the
Antipodes o Portland. On the other
hand, this harbor- has dispatched con
siderable cereal to Australia at time
when the crop there was short.
It was September 19 that the Forest
Home got away from Melbourne and
December 7 she was spoken in longi
tude" 27 north and latitude 148:24 west.
Early this year the schooner Honoipu
made a long run from that vicinity,
being 105 days from Newcastle, but
that was not even as good as the time
of the Forest Home, considering the
position of Melbourne away to the
southward. In 1908 the schooner Min
doro was 107 days making the Colum
bia River from Newcastle. The best
time this season was reeled off by the
American bark Dreadnought, ex-Ger-
man bark Kurt, which was 49 days to
The Forest Homo is to leave up be-
fore daybreak this morning; in tow of
the steamer Henderson, of the Shaver I
as me schooners Columbia River,
Spokane and Golden State are lying
oeiow Astoria, waiting; to tow out. The
schooner Alumna has finished her
cargro at Linnton and will leave down
when she gets a crew.
SHIP NAMED FOR PERSHING
5-Masted Steam Auxiliary Schooner
to Be Launched at Olympla.
OLTMPIA, Wash.. Jan. 4. (Special.)
Oeneral Pershinir Is the name select.
ed by the Ward" shipyards in Olympla
lor the- next vessel to be launched on
January 10.' The vessel, a five-masted
schooner with auxiliary oil engines of
aO horsepower, was originally con
tracted for with two others of the same
type by a Norwegian shipping: firm,
but she will undergo American registry
as the property of the Pershing Ship
ping corporation or Portland.
In length over all the General Per-
shina- measures 590 fv.r with it t
beam, 4000 tons deadweight capacity or
z.uou.oou reet of lumber. A sister shiD.
the Wergerland. first of the wooden
fleet to be launched In Olympla. is now
in drydock In Tacoma preparatory to
loading lumber for Sydney. Australia.
A third schooner of the same dimen
sions is shortly to follow the General
Pershing into the water from the Ward
It was necessary to get permission
from the War Department at Washing-
ton before the vessel could be chris
tened after the American commander
In France. Official consent was wired
to the yards this afternoon.
Wooden Builders Begin
tions for Increasing Speed
Consideration is being given the
matter of wonking night shifts in
wooden shipbuilding yards, a few now
maintaining night forces In maehlne
shops, saw sheds and the like, but In
the programme for speeding construc
tion it is hoped to Induce builders to
do eertain construction work at night.
' At the plant of the Peninsula Ship
building Company F. C. Knapp, presl- I
dent of the corporation, yesterday ap
proved plans for electric wiring in allMORE
biicus over vesscia unaen way, ana.
when the "juice"- Is distributed, in
tends putting on a night force. There
nas been riveting carried on there at
night on certain work, also a limited
amount of celling on the ships, but the
aim now is to concentrate almost as
much effort at night as during the
day, which means larger crews and a
big gain In time in turning out ves
sels. Steel shipyards have had night
crews going almost since the start, as
thene is always a large amount of shop
work to be done, besides much on the
hulls that can be carried on at night.
SCHOONER FOSTER IN DISTRESS
Tug Go to Relief of Vessel Loaded
A PACIFIC PORT, Jan. 4. Tugs to
day went to the rescue of the four-
masted schooner Mary E. Foster, which
was reported In distress north of here
last night. .
The schooner was carrying lumber
from here to another Pacific port. She
is a vessel of 950 tons and is owned by
Allen tc Robinson, of Honolulu.
There Is to be a special meeting of the
Port of Portland Commission at 8 o'clock
this afternoon. One of the matters to be
disposed of will be the designation of a
depository for the present year, in which the
treasurer la to place all funds.
For a time at least, the troubles of the
Emerald line steamer F. A. Kilburn are end
ed, for she put to sea at 11 o'clock yester
day morning, bound for San Francisco to
load a return cargo. If Federal officials
found any evidence of a plot aboard the
steamer they are not hearlding the facta.
On discharging asphalt at Portsmouth
ths steamer La Prlmera moved to the Fif
teenth-street terminal yesterday to load box
shooks for San Francisco.
To have a new foremast shipped the
auxiliary schooner Astoria shifted yester-
( day from the dock of the Willamette Iron
k Steel Works to Alblna dock, and returns
to the Iron .works today.
Having been on drydock for the shipping
of shafts and propellers the motorship James
Tlmpklns returns today to the standirer
Clarkson plant, where she was built.
As the steamboat channel at Cathlamet
was finished yesterday by the Government
dredge Wahkiakum, the marine road there
being dug to 10 feet at xero. she waa ordered
to Paget Island bar. The dredge Multno
mah, her fleetmate. which has been Idle
because of the freshet. Is to resume opera
tions next week at Hunter's.
Official Inspection of the new auxiliary
schooner Pauline, built by the McEachern
Bhln Company. Is to be held Tuesday. She
hn here for several days for fin
ouches. The steamer Wauna, of the Shaver I
j Today Tonight j
T1"E7TT T"" Broadway at Taylor.
ilLVlLiU Main 1 aad A 1123.
Remember Today- Tonight
CONTIGUOUS 11 A. M. TO 11 P. M.
Official War Films
Permission Italian Government
AMY SEAT I Lower Floor 50c
ANY TIME Balcony 25c
'Last Time Tonight.
C reat est feen tuition.
WHICH ONE SHALL I MARRY?
Nigh ta 25c. 50c 75c ; Mats. 25c 50c.
Next Week, Starting Tomorrow Matinee,
"Potash fe Perlmntter."
JOSEPH E. HOWARD In a Musical World
Rvue; Frank Crumit; Re gin a Connellt A
Ruby Craven: Roy Rice & Mary Werner:
Lo Grobs: Isabel le D'Armond & Darrell:
.TO) A NT AGE
MAT. DAILY 2:30
THE DONAI.S SISTERS.
'he Personification of American Physical
FIVE OTHER BIO ACTS.
Thres performances daily. Night curtala
t T and 9.
fleet,' Is to undergo her annual Inspection
That the river will remain nearly sta
tionary here today and probably rise slowly
tomorrow and MnnHa v 1. h. . at r f v.nt.r.
day's Weather Bureau forecast. The stream
I waa at a stage of 16.5 feet at 8 o'clock yes-
I terday morning, having fallen one foot In 24
ou.rs- ;loclt yesterday afternoon It
3t,CMBE RDE-W GOVERNMENT
Engineers Must Ask Shipping Bpard
to Help on Dredge Material.
For the second time In a few weeks
the Corps of Engineers, U. S.
through Colonel Zinn, has been unsuc
cessful In obtaining bids on lumber to
be used In the construction of a new
hull for the dredge Champoeg, there
having been no proposals on file yes
terday when the second call for tenders
was expected to bear fruit.
The Government sought to obtain
bids lor building the hull first, but a
lone proposal was received and the
price was almost double the amount of
money available for the work. Mill
men have Informed the purchasing de
partment that, because of the demand
for shipbuilding material, they cannot
furnish the order wanted for the Cham-
poeg"s hull. It has been decided to
build the hull at the Government moor
ings with day labor, and the Shipping
tioara will De asKffd to arrange tor one
of the mllls furnish the lumber at
v'",cl "" i"v;o.
BEAVER IN FROM SOUTHXAND
Liner Arrives In Good Tim Despite
Tide and Current.
Having a strong current against her.
as well as an ebb tide, thesteamer
Beaver was a trifle longer than seven
hours making her way from Astoria
yesterday, but as it was she passed the
St. Johns drydock at 4:60 o'clock and
landed her passengers in good time.
The vessel brought about 1100 tons of
cargo. Captain Rankin was off the
lightship long before daybreak, so the
vessel was at Astoria about 9 o'clock.
she will sail on time tomorrow after
Purser Heywood commented yester
day on the generosity of one California
statistician, who figured that the Beav
er covered more than 120.000 miles in
1917, whereas Mr. Heywood's figures
are a little more than half that. The
run from Portland to Los 'Angeles Is
figured at 1035 miles or 2070 miles for
the round voyage and the vessel com
pletes two and a half voyages each
Kruse & Banks Shipyard Said
Have Chance for 7 Ohter Vessels.
NORTH BEND, Or., Jan. 4. (Spe
cial.) A report was in circulation here
today that contracts had been offered
the Kruse & Banks shipyard for the
construction of seven more wooden
vessels for the Emergency Fleet Cor
poration. While the company refused
to comment on the report. It la believed
to be substantially correct.
The North Bend, first of the emer
gency fleet wooden vessela to i
launched Ln the United States, is ex
pected to leave here ln a few days to
have her engines Installed at San r ran
cisco. The second of the Bix vessels
contracted for by the Kruse & Banks
yard will leave the ways the middle of
Movements of Vessels.
PORTLAND, Jan. 4. Arrived Steamer
Beaver, from San Francisco and San Pedro.
ASTORIA. Jan. 4. Arrived at 9:15 and
left up at 10 A. M., steamer Beaver, from
San Francisco and San Pedro. Sailed at 11
A. M., steamer F. A. Kilburn, for San Fran
cisco; at 1:30 P. M., steamer Washtenaw,
for Port San Luis; at 3:30 P. M., steamer
Shasta, for San Pedro; at "4 P. M., steamer
J, A. Chanslor, for Honolulu. Arrived at
4 p. M., schooner Forest Home, from Mel
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 4. Arrived at 10
A. M., ateamer Johan Poulsen, from Bort-
SEATTLE, Jan. 4. Arrived Steamers
Despatch, from Alaska; Admiral Farragut,
from San Francisco. Sailed ateamer
Rainier, for San Franclaco.
SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 4. Arrived
Steamers Juneau, from "Seattle: Atlas, from
Tacoma. Sailed Steamer Admiral Schley,
TACOMA, Jan. 4. Departed Steamers
Rainier, for Seattle; Victoria, for Seattle;
Skagway, for Seattle; Eastholm, for Van
couver; Norwood, for Seattle.
V. S. Naval Radio Reports.
(All reports made at 8 P. M. yesterday
unlees otherwise indicated.)
ADMIRAL EVANS, Yakutat for Sitka, 50
miles west of . Sitka 8 P. M. January 3.
SANTA RITA. Tacoma for San Francisco.
30 miles south of Tatoosh.
QUEEN, 163 miles north ot Cape Blanco.
KLAMATH, San Francisco for St. ' Hel
ens. 15 miles soutn or coiumoia niver.
KILBUKS, . Stt miles soutn ot coiumDia
Tides at Astoria aturdr.
6:38 P. M
5.9 feet ...
MAT. DAILY AT t:30.
NIGHTS CONTINUOUS AT 7:30.
TODAY AND TONIGHT.
WHIRL Y GIRL Y
, Next Week. Beginning Tomorrow,'
Seats now on sale at Sher
man, Clay & Co.'s for the
St. Carlo Grand Opera Co.
engagement for 6 days,
commencing next Monday,
January 7th, under city
auspices at the Auditorium.
Special Railroad Rates
From All Points in Oregon
GEORGE WRIGHT POST,
NO. 1. The funeral of Frank
Reed, late a member of George
Wright Post, and who served In
Co. I 48th Regiment, New York
Infantry, will .be held from
Dunning St McGntee undertak
ing parlors today (Saturday),
January 5, J91S. at 2 P. M. In
terment Rose City Cemetery.
A. C. SLOAN.
Oregon Lodge, no. ioi.
A. P. AND A. M. Stated urn-
) evening at 8 o'clock. Visiting
Drethren cordlaily Invited. By
order of the W. M.
LESLIE S. PARKER, Sec.
OREGON SHRINE, NO. 1, O. W.
S. OP J. Regular communication
this (Saturday) eve.. Jan. 8. 1918. -at
8 P. M., Masonic Temple. Instal
lation of officers. By order of the
W. H. P.
CLARA B. GRAHAM. Scribe.
EMBLEM Jewelry, buttons, charms. Dlna,
New deslgna Jaeger Bros.. 131-3 Sixth at.
FR1EDLANCE R'S lor lodge emblema,
claaa pins and medala 810 Washington sc.
WOOD At the family residence. 630 East
Couch st., Jan. 4. William G. Wood, aged
.7 years. 9 months, 13 days, beloved hus
band of Matilda A. Wood, father ot Mrs.
J. R. Whitney and Arthur W. Wood, of
Portland. Remains are at Holman's funer
al parlors. Announcement of funeral later.
KASER In this city, at her late residence,
172 East Fourteenth street. December 4.
Hannah M. Kaser, aged 70 years. The
. remains are at the residence establish
ment of J. P. Flnley & Son, Montgomery
at Fifth. Notice of funeral hereafter.
HATDEN In this city, January 1, Robert
B. Hayden. aged 88 years. Notice of fu
neral later. Remains are at residential
parlors of Miller & Tracey, Washington
at Ella st.
READ January 8, Frank Read, aged 68
years, beloved husband of Mrs. Mahala
Read and father of Henry E. Read, of this
city, and Mrs Ada Henes. of Syracuse.
N. Y. Funeral services will be held at
Duanlng & McEntee's chapel today (Sat
urday), January 5, at 2 P. M. Friends
invited. Interment Rose City Cemetery.
The deceased was a member of George
Wright Post. G. A. R.
BROOK8 At Fort Sam Houston. Texas, De
cember 30, Sergf ant-Major Irwin Gordon
Brooks, son of Dr. and Mrs. F. M. Brooks,
ot 755 Johnson street. The funeral serv
ices will be held Tuesday, January 8. at
1 o'clock P. M-, at the residence estab
lishment of J. P. Flnley & Son. Montgom
ery at Fifth. Friends invited. Services at
the Portland Crematorium private. Please
KLITZKE January 3," at his late home.
6117 65th st. S. E., Herman Klitzko, aged
67 years, beloved husband of Mrs. Lena
Klltzke and father of William and Flor
ence. Funeral will be held Monday, Janu
ary 7, at 10 A. M., from the residential
funeral home of Wilson & Ross. Multno
mah at East 7th. Interment Rlverview
SMITH The funeral services at the late
Maude Hudson Smith, who died at San
Francisco, Jan. 1, teloved wife of Rod E.
Smith, will be held at Holman's funeral
parlors. Third and Salmon sts., at 11 A. M.
today (Saturday), Jan. 5. Interment River
BAZO The funeral services of the late
Clemenola Bazo, of ISO Porter st., who
died Jan. 8, aged 84 years. 9 months,
will be held at the Portland Crematorium
chapel at 2 P. M. today (Saturday), Jan. B.
Friends Invited. Remains are at Holman's
funeral parlors until 1 P. M. Saturday.
FORNEY In this city, January 2, Charles
H. Forney. Dtttt j? lrst st., agea d years.
Funeral services under the auspices of
Spanish-American War Veterans, Scout
Young Camp. No. 2, at Holman's funeral
parlors. Third and Salmon sts., at 2:30
P. M. today (Saturday), Jan. 5. Friends
Invited. Interment Rlverview cemetery.
Edward Hotman, Prea W. J. Holman, See.
J. E. Werleln. Treas.
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for all occasions artistically arranged.
CLARKE BSOI. Florists, 287 Morr.on at.
Main or A 1805. Fine flowers and floral
deslgna. No branch stores.
TONSETH FLORAL CO.. 280 Washington
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MAX M. SMITH. Main 7215. A 2121. Selling
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