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THE 3I0RXIXG OREGOXIAN, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1918.
REFORMS FOR COURT
Legislative Commission Wi
. Present Two Measures.
LAW'S DELAY IS PROBLEM
It port Point Ont That, With Com
plicated System, Method of Han
teninf TTp Decisions I Hard.
KECOMXEXD.4TI05I OP L1W
Glvej the Chief Justice of ths
Supreme Court authority to have
Circa a Judge hold Circuit Court
in any county.
In emergencies, empower the
Chief Justice to summon three
Circuit Judges to serve with the
Supreme Court in disposing of ac
Use the present Judicial ma
chinery Instead of creating more
The "law't delay" is due to too
much law. The Initiative and the
Legislature frrlnd out an unlimit
ed number of laws. Making- laws
is almost a passion in Oregon.
There Is a lack of oo-operatlon
by courti, attorneys, jurors and
witnesses, all tending to cause
delay and clog the machinery.
Two bills are offered to the Leels
lature for enactment by the Commls.
Ion on Law Reform, which are eat
culated to speed up the legal machin
cry of the atate and to overcome the
accumulation of unJeelded cases' whfch
are constantly on the increase. The
rrstem of procedure, reports the com
mission. II as simple as ran be tx
"pected. but the trouble is with the loss
of time in trying cases and the Inter
minable number of new laws which are
popping up at each session of the Leg
islature and between times through the
This commission was appointed in ac
cordance with a Joint resolution
adopted at the HIT session of the Leg
islature and those appointed to serve
were: Ben Selling. Judge Oeorge -Burnett.
Charles H. Carey, Judge A. S.
Bennett. W. D. Fenton. E. K. Bryson
and Judge Percy R. Kelly.
Sftaer Reports Hade.
'While all of the members concur in
the report and recommendation of the
two bills, there are two minor reports,
one by Ben Selling and Charlea H.
rarer and the other by Judge P. K,
The main recommendation follows:
"In our Judrment. the much talked
5 HAIR COMING OUT? j
Dandruff causes a feverish irritation
f the ecalp. the hair roots brink,
loosen and then the hair cornea out fast
To stop falling hair at once and rid the
scalp of every particle ot dandrurr, gel
a small bottle of Danderlne at any
drugstore for a few cents, pour a little
In roar hand and ruD it into tne ecalp.
After several applications the hair
tops coming out and yon eaa I Had
any dandruff. Adv.
Look, Mother I See if Tongue Is
Coated, Breath Hot or
California Syrup of Figs" Cant
Harm Tender Stomach.
,fc LIrer, Bowels.
Every tnotnar realises, arter giving
aer children "Vainer ma syrup 01 iga
that tils la their ideal laxative, because
they love Its pleasant taste and it til or
ujtniy cleanses the tenner little atom
aca. liver and bo els without griping-
V. hen crocs. Irritable, feverish, or
breath la bad. stomacn aour. look uu
tongue, mot Deri If coated, give a tea
sooontul of tnls barmteas "fruit laxa
tive," and In a few hour all the foul
constipated waeie. aour bile and undi
gested food peases out of the bowels,
tn4 yea have a well, playful child again.
When the lltUe system la lull of cold,
throat sore, has stomach-ache, diar
rhoea. Indigestion, colic remember, a
good "Inside cleansing should always
tm the nrst treatment given.
bullions ot mothers keep "California
Eyrnp of rigs" handy; they Kcow a tea.
spoonful today aavee a sick child to
morrow. Ask your druggist for a
bottle of "California yrup of Pigs,"
which has directions for babies,
children of all ages and. crown-ops
printed on the bottle. Beware of coua
terferts sold here, so don't be fooled.
Get the genuine, made by "California
rig Byrup Company."
, AGAIN INCREASED
Lait month we manofactartd
6,800,000 pconds of
Can we erre rout
KOETHWEST STEEL CO,
CHILD IS BILIOUS'
of law's delay la not due so much to
inherent defects in the Judicial system
of our state as to administrative causes.
The Oregon code of procedure is as
plain and simple as it reasonably can
be. consistent with the fundamental
principle of giving to every litigant
his day In court or opportunity to be
heard In his own behalf, and of afford
Ing him aa Plain statement of his op
ponent's cause of action or ground of
"A fruitful cause of congestion in
the business of the courts is the pro
penslty almost passionto enact. laws.
Under the initiative the people at large
and almost every little village in the
state, besides the legislative assembly
Itself, constitute sources of new enact
ments. A glance, at the bound volumes
of the session law. will disclose that
the mass of legislation has constantly
increased at each succeeding biennial
session of the legislative assembly for
the last 40 years and the new devices
for lawmaking under the initiative
have not by any means been Idle.
Legal Syetean resettled.
"The greater part of the enactments
are amendatory to laws allready adopt
ed. thus keeping- the legal system in a
more or less unsettled state. This has
a direct tendency to Increase litigation.
for parties dissatisfied with the con
tinnal change of the laws are prone to
appeal to the courts for a determination
of their validity and conformity to the
"In the actual administration of the
business of the courts there are so
many different persons participating
therein that blame for the present con
creation cannot safely or Justly be im
puted to any one Individual or class.
A dilatory Jury or absent witness great
ly retards the progress of court work.
Members of the bar anxious to accom
modate each other by postponement
may delay business. Many Judges lack
administrative capacity. Much time Is
wasted by prolonged Interrogation of
Jurors and witnesses. All these factors
combine to pile up the aggregate of
procrastination. The effectual correc
tlon of the evil requires the co-opera
tion of all concerned and la largely be
yond the scope of practical legislation.
Cssw of Delay Many.
The failure of anyone, either of
Judges, attorneys. Jurors or witnesses,
to co-operate In the disposition of busi
ness creates more delay proportionately
than the majority can overcome, in
system where on principle every man Is
entitled to be heard In his own behalf
the evil complained of cannot be en
tirely eradicated' short of conferring
upon the court arbitrary and almost
tyrannical power to hasten the admin
istration of the law. No liberty-loving
people would ever consent to vest in
any public servant such authority.
"To whatever causes or variety ot
reasons the congestion of business in
the courts may be attributed, the fact
s that the Supreme Court and a con
slderable part of the Circuit Courts
have before them many undetermined
cases waiting for their turn to be
heard and decided. The personnel of
the Supreme Court was Increased from
three to five, and later to seven, clas
sifying the latter number into two
departments. This is merely palliative
and only in part effective toward the
Bt Cenrt Tends to Delay.
The ideal to be attained In the de
cision of any case is that it hare the
examination and concurrence of all of
the members of the court. The only
benefit obtained by increasing the
membership of the court is that there
are more writers available to formulate
pinions axpreaslng the decisions of
the court. In a sense, the greater the
umber of Judges who must examine
nd concur in the determination of an
sue. the greater the delay In arrlv
ng at a decision, for as a practical
matter there are more chances for dis
agreement and greater difficulty In ad
justment among a large number of
men than among a few.
"Respecting the circuit Judges, the
Legislative Assembly has of late years
increased their number to such an ex
tent that there la an average of less
than two counties to each circuit
Judge. There Is a congestion of busi
ness in the Circuit Court of somw of
the larger countlrj. With this fact in
view thia commission haa framed a
bill authorizing and empowering the
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court,
as the principal officer in the Judicial
system of the state, to command the
services of every circuit Judge In any
county to hold Circuit Court and thus
bring the great number of these of
fleers to the performance of the
great accumulation of Judicial bus!
nesa throughout the atate. This bill
Is designed to expedite the business
of the Circuit Court.
Seewat Bill Prepared.
The number of Circuit Judges is so
great also that in addition to their
duties provided for in this bill. It la
believed that they can be made avail
able for the disposition of the accumu
lated mass of litigation in the Supreme
Court. To that end, a second bill has
been prepared to give to the Chief Jus
tice the authority to call to the aid of
the Supreme Court at any time three
Circuit Judges, who, for the time being,
will be amalgamated with the Justices
of that court Into three departments
Instead of the present two, thus adding
to its working force.
"In short, the design is to make
available the services of all the judges
of the state for the transaction of all
the Judicial business, and to employ
the materials we have at hand for the
performance of the task before us,
without making any radical change in
the Judiciary. The proposed legislation
will constitute a flexible scheme for
use only as occasion shall require It.
In other words, the plan Is to use more
efficiently the present Judicial system
without the addition of any new of
ficers It is believed that if these pro
posed measures are adopted they will
aro m. lone wav toward the exDedttlon
of the business of the court! and great
ly aid in the solution of the present
Wtmti Jarera Favored.
The minority report by Messrs. Sell
ing and Carey proposes merging prac
tically all courts Into one court, but
with divisions for Appellate duty and
Circuit duty, the Judges to be made
available for work whenever needed, by
and through an executive board of the
court Itself, which may assign Judges
Judge Kenya minority report
touches on details, which. In many
instances, coincide with the statements
In the majority report, such as crit
icism of the manner of interrogating
Jurors and the like. Judge Kelly also
says that In nearly every Instance
where a woman's Interests are at stake
as opposed to those of a man, men
jurors pay the homage of chivalry. The
service of women upon Juries would
correct this Injustice, he contends
Judge Kelly also suggests that jurors
be compensated by the hour instead 01
by the day, being paid for the time
actually consumed in attendance upon
Ions of court. He also suggests
a board of conciliation to which each
proposed litigant should aubmlt a
statement of hi oause. and this board
would determine wbetherthe plaintiff
would be Justified in starting suit.
Statistic Are Given,
table of statistic is submitted
by the commission showing how the
wheels of the law turn round in Ore
gon. This -table discloses that there
were 98S cases filed In all .counties
in one year: in Multnomah County
there were 1518 cases filed. Contested
cases tried In all counties In one year
were 17S. of which 909 were with a
Jury. Non-contested alvorce cases
tried in all counties In one year were
50S1. Total cases tried In all Circuit
Courts In one year, 1874. The year
was from July I, 117. to June so,
Phant four want ada to The Oreco-
nlan. Phone Main 70J0, A C09S.
CONTRACT FDR FRAI.CE
Eighteenth Schooner Will Go
on Trial Trip Today.
FOUNDATION YARD HOPEFUL
Result ot Survey Made of Possibili
ties of Conversion to Steel Plant
Are Eagerly Awaited.
Completion of the eighteenth French
steam auxiliary schooner by the Foun
datlon Company will be approached
today with the holding of the official
trial trip of the Lunevllle. The last
and twentieth carrier e . the fleet is
scheduled to go down the river on her
trial spin December 23. The first cal
culation that the plant would have its
work completed by Christmas eve will
be lowered by one day.
In a survey of the property, with a
view of turning it into a steel plant,
as contemplated In an investigation
conducted last week by Captain F.
Tristan, of the French IJlgh Commis
sion, It is said that considerable of the
present plant will be left untouched.
such as the jolnershop and some of the
smaller buildings. The main sawshed
would have to be razed and part of
the gear there would not be required
for steel vessels, but already some of
it has been shipped to the company's
plant at Victoria. '
Paul B. Thompson, superintendent of
the Portland property since Summer,
has acceptecV the superlntendency of
the Victoria yrd and left for that city.
Assistant Superintendent Cralr is in
charge of the rtbrtland plant.. He will
attend to. all f Utal details of closing
up me rrencn contracts.
With not a single hull on the stock
the 10 ways -present a gloomy aspect
these days, but the "hone that the steel
Plant programme will be realized serves
to make the loyal employes of the
company feel that it will be many a
day before the property la stripped
to Become the "bone yard of the O.
w. it. 6c N. ... '
On the acceptance ' of the last shin
tne duties of Captain E. C. Genereaux,
rrencn representative, and bis con
structlon assistant. Captain KUdalL
will terminate, but in the event French
steel ships are laid down. It will be
scarcely four months when the French
supervisory force again Is on the
GOLDEN SHORE JX RIVER
Craft Makes Colombia With Copra
81 Days Frorh Sydney.
Eighty-one days ' from Sydney the
schooner Oolden Shore was picked un
off the entrance to the Columbia Kiver
yesterday and towed inside. She has
a cargo of copra. The vessel will be
discharged by Brown & McCabe, acting
agents, ana afterward will load a lum
ber cargo for the return voyajre.
There are other carriers that have
been taken for copra and will be on
tne way during the next few weeks.
ut it is believed thai since war con
ditions have been replaced by peace
once more tnere will be an Increase In
the shipment of copra from the South
Seas to Europe. In the Philippines the
restriction on the exportation of copra
bas resulted in a larger number of
presses being built, so only oil is sent
from the Islands to the United States.
The movement of copra has given many
of the schooner and barkentine. fleet
return cargoes this way and bas pVoved
DEEP-WATER PASSAGE ASKED
Cutting Off of Landing at Hood
River Is Feared.
HOOD RIVER, Or, Dec 11. (Spa
cial.) Jack Bagley. local agent for the
People s Navigation Company, has asked
the Commercial Club to obtain co-operation
by the Government In dredging a
passage from deep water to the local
landing of river steamers Mr. Bagley
ays the Columbia is reaching a record
"Hood River has washed a deposit of
sand into the channel of the Colum
bia," says Mr. Bagley, "which will soon
cut us off from landing here. The Gov
ernment has a dredge at Cascade Locks.
If it will be allowed, our boats will
bring It here for work of dredging that
should be attended to at once. Hun
dreds of .boxes of apples and livestock
are shipped to Portland from Hood
Ulver in the v Inter months."
DECK TEST GIVEN STEAMERS
Before) Ships Leave . It Will Be
Proven Scams Are Tight.
In the series of severe tests given
wooden steamers finished here for the
Kmergency Fleet Corporation Is a test
for determining whether the decks are
tight In all seams. It Is made by clos
ing the scuppers and flooding the deck
The ships are put through a run of
24 hours continuous operation, all of
their machinery being tried out
thoroughly. Most of the steamers have
bucked heavy seas and are believed to
have succeeded under conditions far
So far not a vessel has been de
livered officially this month, but the
work is advancing so a number should
be ready before 1919.
UPPER RIVER APPLES MOVING
Steamboat Lines Include Frnit Ship
ments With Daily . Freight.
- On the steamer Nespelem, of the Peo
ple's line, which arrived last night from
The Dalles, were shipments of applos
from the Middle Columbia River dis
trict aggregating 6000 boxes. The
steamer Tahoma also is carrying fruit.
while The Dalles-Columbia line, with
the steamers J. N. Teal and Twin Cities,
is handling its share of the business.
Much of the fruit ia for the Portland
market, but some is moving out of the
city. Shipments East for European
buyers are being taken care of on cars
direct from the point of assembling.
Pacific Coast Shipping Notes.
ASTORIA. Or, Deo. 11. (Special. A tel
egram was received this afternoon asking
that the bar tug and pilots keep a lookout
for a cargo-laden barge which was lost oil
Newport yesterday by the launch Peterson.
The bars was belns towed from Nenalem
to Yaquma with equipment and material
tor the Miami Quarry Compan).
The Emergency Fleet steamer Aiken, from
Portland, crossed out at 6:40 this morning
for a 34-hour trial run at sea.
The French steamer Nancy, which has
been taking on bunker coal here, expects
to sill tomorrow for Prance with a cargo
ot flour from Portland. '
The Emergency Fleet steamer Moraine,
loading box shooka here, will be ready to
sail lor Honolulu about Saturday. Some
minor repairs are being made to her ma
chinery. Carrying a cargo of 1.067.000 feet of lum
ber from Portland, the steam schooner Daisy
Mathews sailed at 8:50 today (or Ean Pedro.
Bringing cargo tor Portland, the schooner
Oolden Shore arrived at 2 WO this afternoon
from 6dJey, Australia, pha will sot be
boarded by the quarantine officer before
After discharging fuel oil In Portland,
the tank steamer Captain A. F. Lucas sailed
for California at 4:50 this afternoon. ,
The Emergency Fleet steamer Caddoneck.
' from Portland, sailed at 3:40 this afternoon
tor Saa Francisco.
BAN- FB AN CISCO, Deo. 11. (Special.)
Shipping men here believe that compara
tively few contracts will be let to the ship
building plants for new vessels by Amer
icans, as a result of the order of the Ship
ping Board which permits the builders to
bid for private work. One of the prom
inent ship operators said today the feeling
prevails that nothing will be done In new
construction until action is taken by the
Government to dispose of Its ships. Some
believe that the entire fleet will be char
tered at a rate that will permit operation
at a profit and others are certain that the
Government will mark off a considerable
porlon of the Initial cost and sell at the
discounted figure. The shippers all agree
that It will be fallacy to order new ships
at the present high price which will have
to compete with other vessels that will be
secured for considerably less.
One of the largest consignments ef coffee
brought Into port for some time arrived
today on the Pacific Mall steamer New
port, commanded by .Captain H. L. Jones.
The Newport brought coffee, cocoa, and
treasure worth S128.000.
The Paolfle Mail steamer City of Para,
Captain McKlnnon. sailed for Balboa today.
This is the first Christmas ship to leave
port this year. The cabins were dressed
In holly and a costume had been provided
. c.nt, Claus. I
Relief to American shippers will be given
by installing Government ships In the serv
i,. -m United States ports to Hawaii, the
Orient, Australia. South America and other
places in the near luiure. according to aa
raoeived by the Chamber of Com
merce from Director of Operations John H.
R.,ur. Rosseter has requested that the
Pacific shipping and maritime committee
of the Associated Chamber of Commerce
of the Pacific Coast send all possible data
concerning steamer routes and class of ships
cons BAT - Or.. Dec. 11. (Special.)
Four days have passed without a sailing or
arrival at this port.
The steam schooner Martna Buenner wem
down the bay this morning to depart for
San Pedro, but was prevemea Dy rougn
Twentv soldiers who had been guaraing
the Kruse A Banks and Coos Bay shipyards
plants since early in September have been
withdrawn and leK this morning for Fort
r.awtnn to he mustered out of the service.
Th. Hniieh.tvne vessels lainax. construct'
ed at the Kruse A Banks yard, and the
Mesa, built by thaw Coos Bay Shipbuilding
Company, are being taken irom in mmv
vrri tinrVa and will be moored at the rail
rpad docks here until the Government Is
ready to place them in service.
. President A. E. Adelsperger. of the Coos
Bay Shipbuilding Company, when in San
Pr.nr..ra learned that the Balllet. con
structed by his company, had made several
round trips to Honolulu and behaved well
and delivered dry cargoes in an. instances.
GRAYS HARBOR, Wash., Dee. 11. (Spei
-i.i kArrivd itfil M. today, the schoon
er Carmel. from Ban Francisco, which will
load lumber at the Lytle mill at Hoquiam
for San Pedro.
Arrived, the schooner Defiance, this after
noon. She will load a cargo of lumber at
the E. K. . Wood mill for Melbourne, Aus
Making her first port of call en her new
schedule between Portland and San Fran
cisco, the Pacific Steamship Company's liner
City of Topeka reached Eureka from the
Golden Gate Tuesday afternoon and contin
ued here yesterday. The vessel Is due here
Saturday and sails on the return Monday.
The schedule for the City oft Topeka allows
for delays during the winter penoa, so
It is hoped to keep her on time.
Regarding a, report that the liner Rose
City, of the San Francisco A Portland
Steamship Company's flag. Is to be laid up
for an overhauling. It was said yesterday
it had not been decided, though she may
be overhauled following her forthcoming
voyage If another vessel can be chartered
with which to replace her. The Rose City
is looked tor here Tuesday and sails Thurs
day. J. H. Baxter, president or tne uougias r ir
RminitBtinn ComDanv. Is In the city en route
to his Seattle home from Washington, after
having been In the scrimmage with the
Shipping Board regarding wood ship con
tracts. Chamber of Commerce ' representatives
hv h.,n invited with the Port of Portland
Commission to meet with the Commission of
Public Docks at 11 o'clock this morning tor
a discussion of harbor development matters.
It I, said the time will probably be devoted
main, tn considering the tvne. location and
other details ol the proposed iz,uuv-ton ury
in a message to the Merchants' Excnange
yesterday It was reported the auxiliary
schooner Elvira Stolt had reported at
Shanghai leaking. She left here September
32 and called at Honolulu, getting away
from the Hawaiian harbor October it.
To fin her oil tanks, the auxiliary achoon
er CJty of St. Helens leaves Inman-Poulsen's
mill for Llnnton this morning ana on getting
her fuel aboard she is expected to continue
down stream, bound for Shanghai with a
capacity cargo of lumber.
On belnsr floated from the St. Johns dry
dock yesterday, the steamer Bensonla was
returned to the plant of her builders, the
O. M. Standifer Construction corporation.
To work the last of her lumber cargo for
Southern California, the steamer Ernest H.
Meyer shitted yesterday from the Eastern
A Western mill to St. Helens. The ves
sel loads a west coast cargo hers on her
Pinal InsDeetlon of the 88-ton steel steamer
West Zda was made yesterday under the
direction of United States Steamvessel In
spectors Edwards and Wynn. She la to go
on her trial trip 'next week. The Inspection
of the new wood steamers Aiken and Fort
Stevens will be carried on today and that
of the steamer Benxonla tomorrow.
It Is planned to start pumping on the
sunken steamer Pronto today. At daylight
It Is thought her deck will be above water.
If space Is available en the ways of the
Portland ShlDbulldlng Company, at Fulton.
she will he taken there to be hauled out.
Port of Portland representatives- were
d resent at the plant of the Zlmmerman-
Wells-Brown Company yesterday to witness
a test with a new locomotive crane that is
to be used at the St. Johns coal dock. The
crane has a boom 40 feet long and lifts from
20 to 2.1 tons at a time.
Ending her 24-hour sea trial, the new
wood steamer Aiken Is looked for In the
harbor todav and the next to go outside will
be the steamer Kanakee, which ia scheduled
to leave Saturday.
Lieutenant Jones, or the sea service bo
reau. Is In receipt of Instructions to sign
men from training stations In Emergency
Fleet Corporation vessels In such numbers
that they comprise not less than 73 per cent
of each crew. The order will prevent many
older men with sea experience rrom snip
T,nr. In the future only-United States Navy
radio operators are to be placed aboard the
new Federal ships.
Movements of Vessels.
iT-vT!TA Dec. 11. Sailed at 8:80 A xr
Steamer Aiken, on trial trip. Sailed at 0:80
a M. Steamer tor ban
c. Arrived at 2:80 P. M. Schnnn
Golden snore, uum .--."dj. u.nan. eaueo
t 8:30 Bieam aioj aaiucai, tor Ban
vrmr.KK. Dec 11. Arrived at S P. V
Steamer City or lopexa. irom San Fran
cisco, for .roniaou vi V.U9S -Daj.
sniKCH.il. Dee. 11. The anxlllarv
..nr Elvira ftoii is nere lealtlnr. a
survey will oe neio.
civ TRANCISCO. Dee. 10. Sailed a A
p jj. steamer Atlas, for Portland.
im TMEGO. Dee. 10. Arrived Steain.-
CeUlo. from fortiana via can fraacisco.
vrmHCA. Dec. 10. Arrived Barge I....
Reed, in tow of tug Hercules, from Columbia
RAV PEDRO. Dec. 10. Arrived Stoma,
Halco, from Columbia River.
SAT FRANCISCO, Dee. 11. Arrived
Steamer Fort Leavenworth, from Coos Bay.
Sailed Steamer Queen, for Seattle.
NEW YORK, Dee. 1L Arrived Steamer
Adriatic from Liverpool; steamer Aacanlua,
from Liverpool. Sailed Steamers Mlnne
kahda, for London; Ore a, for Liverpool;
Cretlc. for Liverpool.
COPENHAGEN. Dee. T. Arrived Steamer
United States from New York via Chris
tian la. J
BORDEAUX, Dee. 8. Arrived Steamer
West Homhew, from Seattle via Saa Fran
cisco. SEATTLE, Dee. 11. Arrived Steamers
Valdez, from Cordova; Davenport, from San
Diego; Tokal Mam, from Singapore; Des
patch, Admiral Nicholson, from Southeast
ern Alaska. Departed Steamers Chicago
Marti, for Yokohama; Protesllaus, for Hong
kong; City of Seattle, for Southeastern
Alaska: Alameda, for Southeastern-Southwestern
TACOMA, Dee. 1L Arrived Steamer
Ellhu Thompson, from Akutan; tank steamer
Argyll, from San Francisco: steamer Quadra,
from Britannia Beach; steamer Amur, from.
Vancouver. Departed Steamers Alameda,
for Alaska; Victoria, for Seattle. -v
V. S. Naval Radio Reports. -
(AD positions reported at 8 F. 31. yester
day unless otherwise indicated.)
. WASHTENAW. Martlnex for Seattle, 174
miles north of San Francisco.
D. C. SCOFIELD, San Pedro for Point
Wells, 528 miles from Point Wells.
A. C. SMITH, San Francisco for Marsh
field, 270 miles north of San Francisco.
TOSEMITE. Port Ludlow, for San Fran
clsco, 63 miles south of Cape Blanco.
Tides at Astoria Thursday.
7:41 A. M....8.9 feet 11:05 A. M 2.8 feet
8:23 P. M....8.6 feet 2:40 P. M 1.9 feet
The Willamette River at Portland will
remain nearly stationary during the next
two or three days except as affected by the
tiae. High tides Thursday win oe aoout i
A M. and 1:45 P. M.
Columbia River Bar Br port.
NORTH HEAD, Dec. 11. Condition of the
bar at 5 P. M. : Bea moderate; wind south
west. 14 miles: cloudy.
DAILY CIXY STATISTICS
WAmTo Mr. and Mrs. Paul O. WahL
1129 East Franklin, November 27. a son.
FT.r.pvwvRTr.rv To Mr. and Mrs. Henry
T. Fleckensteln. 434 Harrison. November 25,
GEARY To Mr. and Mrs. Alfred T. Geary.
273 East Third. December 4, a son.
DAHLSTROM To Mr. and Mrs. Ernest
Dahlstrom. 289 Argyle, December 8, a son.
T1LI.ES To Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Tillea,
1288 East Madison. December 2, a son.
FRAZIER To Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fra
iler, 368 Kuott. November 28, a son.
ANSLET To Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Ans
ley. 1249 East Twenty-sixth. November SO,
HUNTLEY To Mr. and Mrs. Harry G.
Huntley, North Bend, Or., December 1, a
TURIN A To Mr. and Mrs. Charles A.
Turlna. 940 Clay, December 1, a daughter.
KRAMER T Mr. and Mrs. Andrew A.
Kramer, 781 Marshall, December S. a son.
PHILLIPS To Mr. and Mrs. Robert L.
Phillips. 325 Thirteenth, December 4, a son.
RINELLA To Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
Rlnells, 468 East Thirteenth, December 7.
DAVT9 To Mr. and Mrs. Floyd H. Davis,
1295 Wistaria avenue, December 1, a
ATZBERGER To Mr. and Mrs. Vincent
A Atzberger, 664 Frankfort, November 28,
CLARKE To Mr. and Mrs. Charles B.
Clarke. 463 East Forty-sixth, December 8,
SHEASGREEX To Mr. and Mrs. W. J.
Sheasgreen, 645 Broadway, November 28, a
YOUNG To Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Young.
994 Gantenbein, December 2, a daughter.
RUST-NEWMAN William G. Rust. 28, El
Cerrlto, Cel., and Ivy 21. Newman. 21, Park
CONLEY-FISH Arthur B. Conley 33. 580
Second street, and Dorothy Fish, 27, same
KXOCK-KENEWETuL Woodruff Klock,
22, Clatskanle, Or., and Gladys Kenewell,
19, Imperial Hotel.
PRIDE AUX-NEAL Alfred Prldeaux. legal
170 Fourth street, and Edith Neal, legal,
8208 Fifty-second street Southeast.
' KENNEDY-FORM AN Edgar L. Kennedy,
legal. Imperial Hotel, and Ruth K. Forman,
legal, S45 Clay street.
Traction Chief Is Held,
NEW YORK. Deo. 11. Timothy S.
Williams, president of the Brooklyn
Rapid Transit Company, four other of
ficials of the company and a motorman
were held on ar charge of manslaughter
today by Majror Hylan, who, actlnar as
a police magistrate, has conducted an
inquiry into the wreck on the com
pany's lines about a month ago, with
the loss of nearly a 'hundred lives.
DAILY METEOROLOGICAL REPORT.
PORTLAND. Or.. Dec. 11. Maximum tem
perature, 44 degrees; minimum temperature,
40 degrees. River readlnir. 8 A. M 2.4 feet:
change in last 24 hours. 0.3-foot rise. Total
rainfall (5 P. M. to 5 P. M.), .17 Inch: to
tal rainfall ilnru fi.nl.mh., 1 lOIQ in IN
inches; normal rainfall since September i.
14.S3 incnes: aenciency ot raintau since
September 1, 191a. J.H5 Inches. Sunrise,
7:43 A. M.: sunset. 4:28 P. M.: -total sun.
shine, 1 hour SO minutes; possible sunshine,
8 hours -43 minutes. Moonrlse. 12:23 P. M. :
moonset, 12:21 A. M. Barometer (reduced
sea level). 6 P. M., 29.99 inches; relative
humidity at noon, 67 per cent.
' THE WEATHER.
K K J Wind
I I a S o
3 3 5 5 a S
STATION 2 y J"! ? g WsVth.0
I 8 : : :
3 3 : " : :
e : : :
3 3 : : :
38 0.01 . . NW
30I0.00 . .N
34 0.00 . . SE
i n no . . 3tt
44 540.O4 . .SW
Kansas City ..
14 30 0.00
321 02 0.001. .
481 64 0.00 . .
32 52,0.44 ..
32 42 0.O6 . .
New York . . .
North Head ..
60 700. Ou
40 4 0.44 HiSW
26 44 0.00 . . S
1 34 0.00112ISE
Phoenix . .
40! 44 0.18il2,SW
St. Louis .
Walla Walla .
t A. M. today, "f. M. report of Receding day
Portland and vicinity Occasional rain;
Oregon Fair. except occasional rain
northwest portion; moderate southerly
Washlnrton Kain or . snow; moderate
Idaho Fair, except anow flurries south
east portion. '
EDWARD L. WELLS, Meteorologist.
Dally Matinee, 10c Only,
This week the soreamlng melange of mirth.
muslo and pretty girls.
with Dillon and Franks and the Rosebud
Chorus. Friday night Chorus Girls' Contest,
FINEST AND LARGEST
LEARN TO DAFiCE AT
EIGHT LESSONS SS.
EVERT WEEK NIGHT.
Good People. Good Crovrda.
Courteous Introducer. f
231 MORRISON ST.
50c PER COUPLE
Dancing School Open Dally.
36 46 0. 30 . . SE
86 48,0.00 .. NW
SS 54 0.00 . . S
22 36;0.00 . . SE
60 58 0.01 .. SW
42 50 0.00 .. NS
3S 4210.20 14 a I
80 8ii'0. 01 . . R
SS 44!0.24 10,SW
... 420.32 .. SW
.. . 10
40 44-0. 02 . . S
34 42(0.80 . . N
20 28 0.00 16 W
HOBAKT BOSH OKI U
In "The Sea Wolf."
"Somewhere In France
Harry and Grace Ellsworth.
Archie and Gertie Falls: Jack and Kitty
Demaco ; Official War Review;
Features of Many Musical Successes.
The Famous Baker Stock Company la
Lou Teliegen's Great Success
By Willard Mack.
The love romance of an artist.
Prfcps: 25c. '50c. Mat. 25a
Next week ''Branded."
MORRISON AT NTH
PLAYS THAT PLEASE
THE SEASON COMEDY HIT
TONIGHT AT 8:2025c, 50c, 60c
MATINEE SATURDAY, 25c
PANT A G EC
MAT. DAILY 2:30
Marty Brooks Presents
The Miniature Musical Satire,
With Phil E. Adains and a Big Nest of Song
SIX OTHER BIG ACT.
Three Performances Daily. Night Curtain
at 7 and 9.
The People's Favorite
' "HERE AND THERE"
WILLIAMS & TAYLOR
in "STEP LIVELY"
SPLENDID FEATURES 7
L WEEKDAY MATINEES 100
GUARANTEED IN EIGHT LESSONS
LADIES $2, GENTLEMEN $5
DE HONEY'S BEAUTIFUL ACADEMY
Twenty-Third and Washington.
New classes for betrlnners start Mon
day, Tuesday and Thursday evenings,
this week; lessons 8 to 11. Plenty of
firactlce. .No embarrassment. Private
essons all hours. Call afternoon or
evening:. Learn from professional
dancers. Phone Main 7656.
TOO LATE TO CLASSIFY.
CARPENTER would build garage or do re
pair work for room. L. o7, oregonlan.
A AND A. S. RITE.
The first of the Winter so
cials will be given at the Scot
tish Rite Cathedral this (Thurs
day) evening at 8:30 o'olock.
Admission by 1918-1919 card.
All Scottish Rite Masons wel-
welcome and many bring one lady. Danclnc.
cards and refreshments. By order
B. P. O. Elks NO. 142 I ir.MBrv At 170T E 17th St.. Dec. 7.
Regular meeting this (Thurs- ,0"?0l?ealo U". aged 1 ySar. U month;
day) evening. Elks' Temple. ?y,a Funeral services will be held to
8. o'clock. Come and see L5" ,S-riHv. Deo. 13. st 1 P. M.. from
what the Pep Committee I
has arranged tor the eve
ning. Visiting members wel
come. M. R. SPAULDING,
ONEONTA TRIBE NO. 2, I.
O. R. M. Regular council this
(Thursday) evening at 8 o'clock
at 112 East 6th street, corner
East Alder. Adoption degree on
class of palefaces. Members
urged to atend and assist de
gree team, tUso to pay dues
and assessments. Visiting brothers welcome.
Li. a. bUllU, (J. OI R.
THE MASTERS'. WARDENS'
AND PAST MASTERS' ASSO
CIATION of Portland will hold
Its regular meeting at the
Acacia Club. Central building,
10th and Alder sta. at 8 o'clock
(Thursday) evenins. Full attendance la
desired. By order of the president.
LHSL1E S. PARKER. Sec
K. T. Regular conclave this
(Thursday) evening at 7:30.
Annual election of officers.
Your attendance will be ap
C. F. WIEGAND.
COLUMBIA LODGE, NO. 114,
A. VF. AND A. M. Special com
munication this (Thursday)
evening at 7:30 o'clock. Masonic
Temple. Labor In the M. M. de
gree. Visiting brethren aiwuvs
welcome. By order W. M.
JKM) ULtiU.N. BeC
CT.R LODGE NO. 219. I. O. O. F. Rem.
lar meeting today (Thursday) at 8 P. M.
at Baker HalL corner KIIIingBworth and
Hlbina aves. acuhi iikuu master will
isit. Visitors welcome.
J. .... VA. vi.s.nix, 4. u.
C. E. WILSON, Secretary.
PORTLAND TENT. NO. 1. THE MACCA
BEES, will give their regular card party and
dance this (Thursday) evening at Hall 409.
Alder street. All are Invited. Good music,
rtrtrt nrizes and a good time for all who
attend. Admission 23 cents. COMMITTEE.
MEETING NOTICES. .
UTOPIA REBEKAH LODGE. NO. KS. Ti
O. O. F. Regular meeting this (Thursday!
evening. E. 6th and E. Aluer. Initiation. Pull
attendance requested. Visitors welcome.
ANNA HOLT. Sec.
THE MACCABEES PORTLAND TENT.
NO. 1 Regular review every Thursday even
ing at hall. 409 Alder street. All members
urged to be present. Visiting sir knights wel
come. . GEO. & BAKER, R. K.
EMBLEM Jewelry, buttons, charms. Ptss,
aew designs. Jaeger Bros.. Sin SU
FRIEDLANDER'8 tor leage embltnss,
c:ass pins and medals. 310 Washington at.
LAMPrN'3 Laurence Forsythe Lamping,
age 49 years. He died at Mountain View
Sanitarium, 68th and Division sta.. Tues
day. Dec 10. He leaves a widow, lira'
peed Lamping, at Seattle: one daughier.
Nancy N., age years; one sister. Mrs
Emma Wand, at Vancouver. B. C: five
brothers, George B.. Evart and Samuel,
of Seattle; Clifton, of Portland, and Lieu
tenant Fred Lamping, of the 01st Dlvi-i
slon, now In France. Funeral notice later.'
Cnambers-Kenworthy Co. has charge of
M?y?RE ln thfs c,tT- Dec 10. Latle Ann
mo zo years, wire or Andy Mc
Clure, mother of Gwendolyn, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Harry West, sister of Mrs.
Mae Peterson, of Clatskanle. Or.; Guy E-,
V- V'd Norrle A. West. The remains
win be forwanl, ,hi, (Thn...t
ing by J. p. Flnley A Son to Clatskanle.
or., where services will be held and In-'
HILGERS At the residence. 103 North Fif-
'""' eiryet, uecemoer II, Florence lin
gers, aged 14 months, beloved daughter'
of Mr. and Mrs. Willism Hilgers. Ku-.
neral notice later. Remains are at the
.,.'?.. re1dence. Arrangements lu care,
of Miller & Tracey.
MCDONALD At the late residence, 4203
c.iiiy-rirst street Southeast, Hattie-Wo-
xjonaia. ase AO v.. m r , .
l.erch funeral parlors. .East Eleventh at
Clay street. Funeral notice later.
NIfOIj8 At n, ,a, residence. 011 East-Thirty-ninth
street, Henry H. Nichols, age.
t0 years. Remains at P. L. Lerch funeral
parlors. East Eleventh and Clay streets,
iuneral notice later.
Hn"nAi,the.r.e?1(lenc' 881 Third street.''.
PH01-" " lnlS' Rachel Ann Harden.
SF '? I 4 months lvday. Remains
, m"1 fuueral parlors. KuuersU.
BOSETT In this city. December 12. George,
Bosett, aged 82 years. Funeral notli;
later. Remains are at the residential par
lors of Miller & Tracey.
NIXON In this city. Dec.' 11. Btbr Ninon,
beloved infant son of ilr. and Mrs. -Hay-,
mond Mxon. Remains are at the reel-,
dential parlors of Miller A Tracey. ' :
BETJTER In this city. Dec 10. Carl Beuter
aaed S3 years. Remains at Dunning Mc
entee s parlors. Funeral notice later.
NTBERG m this city, Dec. 11, A. R. Nv
berg. aged 42 years. Remains at Dunning .
A McEntee's parlors. Funeral notice later.
SMITH In this city,' December 6. Opal
Wasser Smith, age 25 years, teacher of .
domestic science in Portland schools, be
loved Wife nf nirharri U Cn.t.1. 1
tenant, Quartermaster's Department Hos
pital No si, France, and daughter of L E.
Vaster, of this city; two sitters are also .
left to mourn. Mrs. Phil Marchond. of
Denver, Colo., and Mrs. Maud Brougher,
of wlnnlfred. Mont. Funeral services will
be held today (Thursday). December 12,"
at 2 P. M., at the residential funeral par-,,
lore of Wilson A Wilson, Kllllngsworth
avenue at Klrby street. Friends invited to K
CURRANA-In 'this city, Dec 11. Blanche.
beloved wife of John P. Curran, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. William A. Labale. of 30
Lincoln St.. brother of Mrs. William Ryan
and Mrs. George Leslie. ISO E. Baldwin St.:
Alice, Helen. Isabelle, Bunadette. Theo
dore, Jerome and Elias Lahaie. Funeral
will be held from Dunning A McEntee's
chapel tomorrow (Friday), Dec. 13, at 0
A M., thence to St. Lawrence Church. Sd 1
and Sherman sts., where requiem mass
will be offered at 0:80 A. M. Friends In
vited. Interment Mu Calvary Cemetery.'' '
FAUST Portland Route No. 1, December"
10. 11)1.1, Flora Ellen Faust: beloved wife .
of William G. Faust, daughter of Ephralin
Gill, -sister of F. .M., Edward E.. Raymond
W., Charles W., George H. GUI; mother
of Floretta. Virginia, Reglna. Remains
- are at W. H. Hamlltoa'e funeral pariors.
East Seventy-ninth and Gllsan streets.
Services at the C'hurch of the Ascension,
Jb-ast seventy-sixtn and Morrison streets,
this (Thursday) morning at 0 o'clock. In
terment Mount Calvary Cemetery.
MacDO.NA LD In this city. December 10, -191S,
Robert F. MacDonald, aged ti years:
brother of William MacDonald. Deceased .
was a member of Gavel Lodge, No. 703. '
, A. F. and A. M., .New York City, and.
Bridge and Structural Iron Workers' Local.-,
No. Portland. Funeral services will be
held at Dunning A Mctlntee'f chapel, to
morrow (Frltluy), December 13. at It A.
M. Friends inv,lttad. Interment Multnomalt. ,,
ROSS At the 1-osldence. 11S1 Royal Court, .
uecemoer v, lvia, i-ienry uieve rtoss, aged
83 years, beloved husband of Alice Myrtlo
Ross, father of Alice May and Dorothy
Jan P.oss, brother of May C. and William .
A. Ross. Friends invited to attend the
funeral services, which will be held ac '
Holman's funeral parlors at 2:30 P, M.
tomorrow (Friday), December 13, 1018. In
terment Kiverview cemetery. , ,.
SLOCUM .December 11. WIS. Samuel De
Lano, aeed 10 years 6 months ; beloved
son of Dr. and Mrs. Samuel C Slocuni.
brother of Donald and Virginia Slocum. -Funeral
will be held from family real- ;
dence. :!'.'2 Summit avenue, today (Thurs
day), December 12, at 2:10 P. M. Friends:
invited. Services will be continued at the
Portland Crematorium. ;
WILCOX In this city. Dec. 10. Hilda WIL.i
cox, aged 23 years, beloved wife of Ray
Wllcbx, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter .
Hoffman; also survived by three sisters
and four brothers. Remains were for- '
warded Wednesday. Dec. 11. at 4 P. M.
under direction of Miller A Tracey. to Mc
Mlnnville, Oregon, where services will be
held and burial take place.
LEMOIN15 At Troutdale. Or., December .
It)) 8. Louis Lemoine, aged 83 years; be- ''
loved father ot Mrs. Arthur D. Cross, of,
this city. Funeral services at W. H. Hani-..,
llton funeral chapel. East Seventy-ninth
and Gllsan, toduy (Thursday), December
12, 101 S, at 10 A. M. Iutermeut Mount
Scott Park Cemetery.
RUDOLPH In this city. Dec. 11. Maude T. .
Rudolph, age 34 years, wife of George M.
Rudolph, sister of Mrs Ralph A. Watson
and Mrs. Charles E. Ramp, both of this
city. The remains are at the residence
establishment of J. P. Flnley A Son, Mont. :.
gomery at 0th.
PEA In this city, Dec. 11. Verne Pea, aged ,
11 years, beloved eon of Mr. and Mrs. P. B.
- Pea Remains were forwardod Wednea-
day. December 11, at 4 P. M.. under dl
rection of Miller & Tracey, to Kelso, Wash . ,.
where services will be held and inter
ment take place.
'MCLLIN December 10, 191S, Grace Mullln,
aged 33 years: aaugnier oi -i m. x. u. t
Brown, of 714 East Salmon street. Funeral : ,
will be held from Dunning & McEntce-"
chapel today (Thursday). December 12. at .,
11 . M. Friends invited. Interment
LEWES December 10, 1918, Robert Lewes, :
aged 38 years: nubcmuu ui io. . .
Lewes, of Linnton. Or. Funeral will ba
held from Dunning & MrEniee's chapel
today (Thuradsy). December 12, at 2:30
P. M. Frlejids Invited. Interment Rose
innarai narlors of Walter C. Ken-
worthy. 10J2-34 E. 13th St.. beiiwooa.
SMITH December 8. 1918 Margaret Smith.
aired 20 years; wife of Thomas A. Smith.
Funeral will be held from Dunning A -McEntee's
chapel today (Thursday). De
cember 12. at I P. M. Friends Invited.
Interment Mount Scott Park Cemetery.
YEATON In this city. December 10, IRIS.
F H Yeaton. sged 62 years, of Ilwaco,
Wash' The remains were forwarded by.
the' E llolman Undertaking Company to,
Ilwaco Wash., yesterday, December llf
1D18, for Interment.
STILLWELL The remains of the late Ollva
A Stiliwell will be forwarded today
(Thursday). Dec. 12. at 7 A. M., under the
dlrectioin of Miller & Tracey, to Fossil. Or.,
where services will be held and Interment
take place. 1 -
MILLHOUSE-MILLHOtTSB The funeral
services of the late Richard Mlllhouie and
son Raymond Mlllhouee. will be held to
day (Thursday), Dec 12. at 1 P. M.. at
the chapel of Miller & Tracey. Intorment
Multnomah Park Cemetery.
ALLEN The funeral services of the latu
Charles Allen, aged 42 years, will be held
today (Thursday), December 12, at 2 P.
M at the chapel of Miller A Tracey. In
terment Multnomah park cemetery.
PFLUGER The funeral services of the late
F J Pfluger will be held today (Thurs
day) Dec. 12. at 10 A. M. at the chapel
of Miller ATTracey. Interment Rose City
LUCKEY The funeral services of the late
Mrs A. A. Luckey will be held today
(Thursday), December 12, at 8:30 P. M.,
a.t the chapel or Miller A Tracey. Incin
eration ML Scott Park Crematorium.
ADAMS The remains of the late Oeorge
Adams will be interred today (Thursday),
Dec 12. under direction of Miller A Tracey
At Multnomah Park Cemetery.
' MONUMENTS. '
PORTLAND MARBLE WORKS. 2r,4--2 4th
St.. opposite City Hall. Mala Sou. Philip
j,-eu st Sons for memorlala
LAESING GRANITE CO. I
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