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THE 3IORXIXG. OREGONIAX, TUESDAY, -31 AY 13, 1919.
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jGrahamona to Be Put on Run
. by Veteran Rivermen.
SERVICE IS EXPERIMENTAL
If Business Warrants, Sailings Will
Be Made Permanent and
Tlespondins to a call from the inland
empire for water transportation facili
ties from Portlana, the Oregon City
Transportation company, -which with
drew from the Portland-Salem-Corval-lis
route last year after 33 years' serv
ice, has decided to inaugurate a Port-land-Lewiston
service with -the steamer
CJrahamona. She will operate on a
weekly schedule and is to make her
first trip about June 1.
The Grahamona is the largest of the
fleet controlled by the company, two
other 'steamers of which are the Po
mona and Oregona. The Pomona 13
running between Portland and Upper
Willamette points under charter to
former employes of the company and,
so far as is indicated no will be con
tinued in that service.
Vessel to Be Refitted.
Captains A. TV. and A. B. Graham and
Captain Clyde Raabe, who were asso
ciated for years in the Oregon City
Transportation company, continue in
control and they intend to maintain
the same name, not wishing to rein
corporate until a thorough trial has
been given the new route
The Grahamona is to have additional
keelsons put in and the guards
sponsoned out, with a few minor
changes to fit her for the upper Colum
bia conditions. She will burn coal,
though wood has been used as fuel
before. The vessel is fitted with tanks
for oil. In pioneering on the Port-land-Lewiston
route the operators feel
that the price of oil is a handicap.
"We will not handle freight between
Portland and The Dalles, that section
of the route being already well taken
care of by lines in operation, so our
efforts will be confined to the terri
tory between The Dalles and Lewis
ton." said Captain A. B. Graham yes
terday. Ample Business Expected.
"There is every reason to expect
the Grahamona will receive consider--j
able freight for the interior, but if
the service is to be continued we ex
' pect shipi . there to assist in obtain
ing consignment for Portland, for a
"After 33 years on the Willamette
- river, during which time we have had
varied experiences with steamers, we
. feel that the Grahamona is a vessel
-best suited to the swift-water condi
tions of the upper Columbia and Snake,
a steamer that can cover the run in
low water periods, which, before, has
ra.ijser1 thn withdrawal nf vessels that
have made the Snake territory."
; COTTERAL- TAKES FCLli CARGO
Wood Steamer Expected to Handle
1,500,000 Feet of Ties.
i That the wood steamer Cotteral will
-load a tie cargo measuring at least
X 3,500, 000 feet is the guess of Manager
'.Stubbe of the Columbia Pacific Ship
,ping company, who has started thi
vessel loading at Linnton and will have
her shift today to Rainier for more of
J the railroad material, which is to be
J dispatched for Philadelphia. The
steamer Klamath, which the company
loaded on Grays Harbor, got away from
J there Saturday with 1,352,000 feet of
.ties, but it is felt that-her loading was
.regulated to a degree by her draft.
She was started seaward with 21.6 feet
ian allowance being made because of
low water depths at the entrance to
As the wood steamers can be put
Jtlown to the limit of their marks in
Ithe Columbia river it is felt those of
Jthe Hough and Ferris type should carry
1,500,000 feet. The Ballin type steam-J-ers,
such as the Ashburn, cleared last
month, loaded in excess of 1,500.000
;UMBER MAY GO TO EUROPE
Government Solicits Combination Tie
',. and Timber Cargoes.
Combination cargoes of ties and mer
chantable lumber for Europe may be
, dispatched . from the Pacific coast if
lumber manufacturers and brokers
care to avail themselves of an offer
t from the shipping board, which has
given out that more of the wood steam
ers may be taken for tie business to
ports across the Atlantic.
C. D. Kennedy, Portland agent for
the division of operation, yesterday re
ceived the following telegram on the
. . runner European tie Dusvness is
wood steamers. Northern exporters are
solicited to offer full cargoes of ties
for wood steamers, England or con
tinental ports between Havre and Rot
terdam, both inclusive, at $45, with
option up to 200,000 feet of lumber of
such sizes and lengths as steamer can
conveniently handle, at 150 a thousand
feet for lumber, all freight prepaid.
OIL ENGINES FOR NEW SHIPS
Hulls to Bo Sold May Be Given Mo-
Investigations are being carried on
by manufacturers of heavy oil engines
.with a i view to their installation in
some of the wood hulls built by the
i emergency fleet corporation, which
were intended originally as steamers,
but that are now being offered for sale
1 in an uncompleted state. Bids are to
i thp f IcPt in t h O i: 0 1 1. r -j n .1 fin t V. a .
. . . . .
4 and it is believed some will seek to
J purchase with the idea of converting
a few into motor vessels.
J The emergency fleet corporation has
decided to equip two hulls of the Penin-
sula type with twin engines, each of
750 horse power, though the rig of the
i -vessel will be changed so as to give
" them the tophamper of a schooner, the
; STEAMER ALLEBEX LAUNCHED
Emergency Fleet Vessel Product of
ASTORIA. Or., May 12. (Special.)
The hull of the emergency fleet steam
er Alleben. a Hough type craft, was
j. launched at the McEachern yards to-
,-clay. Mrs. Clay WiHiams. wife of the
chief caulker at the yard, acted as
fponpor and christened the vessel as it
slid down the ways. She was presented
with a handsome gift from the com
pany as a memento of the occasion.
The Alleben is 100 per cent completed
and will be taken to the Astoria Ma
rine Tron Works to have her machinery
Two other hulls are practically ready
for launching at this yard, and one. of
them will be placed in the water in
about ten days.
TUADATIX DOES RECORD WORK
Port Dredge Handles Sand at Rate
That Is XTnexpectcd.
Pumping etratght eand from the bed
of North Portland harbor proved such
easy work for the Port of Portland
dredge Tualatin yesterday that part of
the space she was expected to fill in
10 days may be covered in three. The
dredge was sent there at the solicita
tion of the Peninsula Industrial com
pany in connection with a fill of 250,000
cubic yards to be made on the eite of
the forthcoming exhibition of the Pa
cific Livestock association, as the
dredge Sandy, an 18-inch machine,
sprung a leak and sank.
The Tualatin is a 30-inch dredge and
it was arranged that her main dis
charge pipe be connected with four
shore pipes of the size used by the
Sandy, the shore lines being on trestles.
In half a day's run yesterday the Tual
atin made most unexpected progress
and, unless the character of material
changes, ehe will finish the task in
three-fourths of the time estimated.
WOOD SHIP DTJE FOR FLOUR
Government to 3Iove Last of Substi
tutes Product Front Coast.
Notice has been definitely given by
the United States food administration
grain corporation that wood stemers
available here will not be used for
general flour cargoes, though one is
being negotiated for to "clean up"
about 3000 tons of old flour that is
lying at Portland and on Puget Sound.
The flour is part of that gathered
last year, when the government called
on all having reserve stocks to con
tribute toward a general pool, which
was made up to assist in relieving
SHIPBUILDING KEEPS ITS PACE
American Yards Turn Out 2 04
Steamships Since January 1.
WASHINGTON. May 12. Shipbuild
ing this year has continued the fast
pace set during the war. The shipping
board announced today that from Janu
ary 1 to May 7 American yards turned
out 204 steamships of 781,980 gross tons,
all except 39 of which were of steel
April was the banner month, the total
deliveries being 93 ships of 320,820
gross tons, an increase of 57,000 tons
over the record set last October.
Triangular Run Arranged.
' SEATTLE. May 12. Within the next
week the 3800-ton steel steamer Glo
rieta is due at Seattle to start the tri
angular run between Seattle, Honolulu
and San Francisco of the Matson Nav
igation company. Four vessels will be
maintained on the route, with a sailing
every ten days. In command of the
Glorieta will be Captain John A. OBrien,
veteran master, who has navigated
Alaskan waters for 24 years.
More Japanese Ships Coming.
SEATTLE, May 12. Two new Japan
ese, freighters shortly will appear on
th,e Puget Sound-orient trade route,
according to announcements made to
day. The 12,000-ton Tagao Maru, near
ing completion in Japan for Suzuki &
Co,, is expected here June 20. The
10,100-ton Tomei Maru of the Ocean
Transport company, is due here next
week to inaugurate that company's
monthly service to the orient.
Tacoma Ship Movements Reported.
TACOMA. May 12. Ninety-five deep
sea vessels, carrying a total of 116,393
tons, entered this port during April,
according to the report of Harbormas
ter W. G. Rowland, given out today.
There were 97 deep-sea departures car
rying 118,161 tons, the report stated. .
Movements of Vessels.
PORTLAND, May 12. Sailed at 6 A. M.
Steamer El Segundo, for San Francisco.
Sailed at 9 A. 31. New steamer Flavel, for
sea trial trip. Sailed at S P. M. Steamer
Daisy Matthews, from "Westport, for San
Pedro. British auxiliary sctiooner Alalahat
left up from St. Helens, tor Portland, at
4 P. M.
ASTORIA, May 12. Arrived at 5 A. M.
Steamer Halco, from San Pedro. Ar
rived down at 6:30 A. 11. Barge .No. 3,
from Portland. Arrived at 1:10 P. M. and
left up at 4:05 P. M. Steamer Rose City,
from San r rancisco.
SYDNEY", May 6. Arrived Schooner W.
H. Marston, from Columbia river. ,
SAN FRANCISCO, May 12. Sailed
Steamer W. F. Herrin, towing schooner
Monterey, for Portland.
SAN FRANCISCO. May 11. Sailed at 3
P. M. steamer City of Topeka, for Port
land, via KureKa ana tool joay.
SAN PEDRO, May 12. Sailed last night
Steamer Santiam, for Columbia river.
PHILADELPHIA. May 12. Arrtved
Musketo, from Seattle.
TIEN-TSIN, May 4. Arrived Acme, from
tcotse Mav 6. Arrived Empress
Japan, from Vancouver, B. C; Hyieisan
Maru, from Seattle.
VLADIVOSTOK. May 12. Arrived Stan-
Icy Dollar, from San Francisco.
6TDNBT, N. S. W.. May 3. Arrived
Coolgardie. from San Francisco
NAGASAKI. May 3. Sailed Euyo. for
. Sailed Ecuador,
for San Francisco.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 12. Arrived
Steamnr 01um. from Tacoma. Sailed
Steamers W. F. Herrin, barge Monterey
for Portland; Oridono Maru (Japanese?, for
TLO ILO, May 1. Arrived Rangoon
Maru, from San Francisco.
SHANGHAI. May 3. Arrived Colombia,
from tan rancisco.
SEATTLE. Wash.. May 12. Arrived-
Steamers Manila Maru, from Manila; Ad
miral Rodman, from Southeast Alaska
Governor, from San Diego; schooner Bain
bridge, in tow of Tye, from Honolulu
Sailed Steamer Alaska, for Southcas
TACOMA. Wash., Mav 12. Sailed
yuaora (Jiritisn). tor Vancouver, B. C.
Brookhave. for . Poughkeepsie. N. y.; Ad
miral Schley and Jacona, for Seattle; Daven
port, ror fcan rancisco via Everett; tugs
feariess anu. r aircni:a, towing null Elestra,
V. S. Xaval Radio Reports.
(All positions reported at S P. M. yester.
EL SEGUNDO. towing barge 3308 to Rich
mono, otis miles nortn or .Richmond.
MUFrETT, Seattle for San Pedro, 800
miles norm or .-an t-edro.
FRANK. H. BUCK. Everett for San Pedro,
miles soutn or rjverett.
HORACE X. BAXTER. Eagle Harbni- rr
fean r-'rancisco, 4m t miles north of San Fran
KAiMbR, t-an Francisco for Seattle, oak
mines rrora ocaine.
QLEEN, Wilmington for San Francis
juu mnes irom Wilmington.
1-KE81U11.M. San Francisco for "Wilmln-.
luii. - iiiiiT-n buulii ol j oim our.
Kbunuuu, Seattle for San Pedro, 10:
mus irom ian x'eclro.
atlas. Point Wells for Richmond, 78;
mnes irom menmona.
KlUH.MU.ND. with barge 07. In tow" Bun
Pedro for Seattle. S3 miles from Seattle.
STEADFAST, San Francisco for Portland.
41 miles south of Columbia river at 9 P. M.
Tides at Astoria Tuesday.
1:21 A. M...7.0 fectl7:30 A. M -Ol foot
0:07 P. M...Q.8 feet'7:23 P. M 2.8 eet
Columbia River Bar Report.
NORTH HEAD. May 12. Condition of the
bar at ." P. M. : Sea, moderate; wind, south
west. 3 2 miles.
Thone your want ads to The Orego
nian. Phone Main 7070, A C035.
TEN-MILL CITY TAX
WILL BE ASKED FOR
Voters to Pass on Bond Meas
ures Totaling $1,657,000.
COUNCIL PREPARES BALLOT
Measures to Be Submitted Explained
Fully by Mayor and City
An amendment to the city charter
eeking; authority for a 10-mlll levy
by the city instead of 9, as at present.
nd bond measures totaling; il. 657. 000
will be presented to the voters of Port
land by the city council at the special
reconstruction election June 3. In ad-
ltion, one measure authorizing; a sim
plification in the procedure necessary
to extend streets and another author
izing; the annexation of a small piece
f property owned by the Peninsula
Lumber company will be on the ballot
at the special election.
The city council in presentinsr the
measure authorizing; a 10-mill levy, it
was explained, does eo in order .to se
cure necessary money with which to
ncrease salaries of city employes
where it is necessary and to provide
the means of increasing; some city de
partments to secure the proper effi-
Ten-Mill LfTy Needed.
The city is allowed to make an
-mill levy under its present charter
and is securing- an additional levy
through the authorization by the peo-
one year ago. This extra 1-mill
evy cannot be made after next year.
and it is explained by members of the
ouncil that unless authority can be
secured to levy 10 mills no Increases
f salaries can be given nor can various
epartments which are now short of
labor be allowed to expand to handle
the business which arises.
Mayor Baker has presented the
largest programme of reconstruction
measures. The measures presented by
im call for bond issues totaling
1.107,000. They include authorization
for a new police telephone system, two
additional police sub-stations, money
with which to acquire property for ad
ditional parks and playgrounds, money
with which to build community houses,
comfort stations in various parts of the
lty and also make necessary improve
ments in various parks.
East Side Playground 'Wanted.
Under the plan for new parks, it is
proposed, should the bond measure of
aOO.000 presented in this connection
carry, to establish parks or play
grounds in the Central East Side. Al
bina. Lents, St. Johns, Alberta, Irving-
ton, and Rose City park districts. A sur
vey has been made and a report sub
mitted to Mayor Baker by a repre
sentative committee recommends parks
or playgrounds for these sections as
soon as it is possible to establish them.
A total of $527,000 In a bond Issue
s sought in order to build the com
munity houses and comfort stations as
well as make improvements in the al
ready established parks. Mayor Baker
desires $80,000 to install and equip a
new police telephone system, to re
place the present system, which he
states is inadequate. Under the present
plan. Mayor Baker says tlrat it Is im
possible to keep a proper check on the
police officers and a new system will
end to increase the efficiency of the
department. A bond issue for $100,000
presented by Mayor Baker to be
used in acquiring land and the con
struction of two new sub-police sta
Remodeling City Hall Planned.
Remodeling of the city hall is the
plan of City Commissioner Perkins, who
has presented a measure to the voters
seeking the authority for a bond issue
of $250,000. The expenditure of this
money, according to Commissioner
Perkins, will enable the city to use the
present municipal building for 15 or 20
years and should the people fail to au
thorize this bond issue, a new building
would be necessary within a very short
time. Many of the departments lack
space, although a large amount of space
is being wasted because of the present
arrangement of the building.
Commissioner Bigelow presents a
measure for a bond issue of $200,000,
which if passed will be used to con
struct eight new fire stations in vari
ous parts of the city, two new fire-boat
piers and two stations for the fire
boat crews. The buildings which are
to be replaced, according to Commis
sioner Bigelow, are in danger of col
lapsing and are insanitary in several
Property to Be Annexed.
Commissioner Barbur has presented
no measures which require an expendi
ture of money but is availing himself
of the opportunity of presenting two
measures which he deems of necessity.
One is a concurrent measure annexing
property owned by the Peninsula Lum
ber company to the city. The last leg
islature.authorized this annexation and,
although this property is surrounded
by the other city property, and derives
all the benefits of city property, it has
never been included in the corporate
limits of Portland.
The other is a measure which, if
passed, would authorize a change in
the present plan of extending streets.
which Commissioner Barbur claims Is
too complicated. The measure which
he presents in this connection failed to
pass several years ago when presented,
but Commissioners Barbur and Bige
low both said it was a measure of
worth and should be presented and ap
The city council yesterday approved
the measures which will be before the
people at the special election and will
meet today to pass ordinances and
resolutions necessary to put the meas
ures on the ballot.
. Pacific Coast Shipping Notes.
GRAYS HARBOR, Wash.. May 12. (Spe
cial.) The steamer Adria, launching of
which from the Grays Harbor- motorship
yards was postponed Friday night on a
count of the fire In that yard, was launched
at 11 o'clock Saturday. This Is the twentieth
shin launched from the motorship yards.
The steamer Helene arrived Sunday morn
ing at 9 o'clock and Is loading cargo at
the Aberdeen Lumber & Shingle company's
ASTORIA, May 12. (Special.) Coming
to load lumber at the Hammond mill, the
steam schooner Halco arrived at 6 o'clock
this morninz from San Pedro.
The steamer Rose City arrived at 1 o'clock
today from San Francisco with freight and
tiasseneers for Astoria and Portland.
After discharging fuel oil at Astoria and
Portland, tho tank steamer il begundo,
with barge No. 03 in tow, sailed for Cali
fornia at 2:3. this afternoon.
The Emergency Fleet steamer Flavel
crossed at S o'clock this afternoon on her
24-hour trial run at sea.
ine emergency r lect steamer oiviaisnt
is due from San Francisco, en route to
Portland to load flour.
The Puget sound tug Sea Eagle put into
port at 2:50 today after fuel.
SEATTLE, May 12. (Special.) Coming
to give every help in hia power to advance
the shipbuilding Interests of Washington
and Oregon, II. K. Frlck, the new Northern
pacific district manager of the Emergency
Fleet corporation, arrived In Seattle this
morning and Immediately went to work in
the dlxtrlct headquarters in the Securities
Vvitti nearly 3no passengers and a cargo
of general freight and supplies, the Alaska
Steamship company's liner Alaska sailed
from Seattle this morning for ports In
southeastern and southwestern Alaska. The
vessel has on board 1O0 cannery men for
the plants of the Carlisle Packing com
pany, Cordova, the San Juan Fishing az
Packing company, Seward, the Alaska Sea
Food company. ' Cordova, and the Eyak
River Packing company. The Alaska also
has employes of the Copper River c
Northwestern railway bound for Cordova.
SAN FRANCISCO! May 12. (Special.)
The Chinese bark Chin Pu, formerly the
Dutch bark Barendlne Osiria, en route from
Manila for San Francisco with a cargo of
cocoanut oil cake, has been beached near
Nagasaki on account of fire, according to
advices received today by the marine de
partment of the chamber of Commerce. It
Is believed that the vessel and cargo will be
a complete loss. The crew was saved. The
vessel was under charter to take a full
cargo of barley from this port to the United
Kingdom. The Chin Pu was turned over
to the Chinese owners several months ago.
Carrier pigeons placed on outgoing steam
ers will carry messages from passengers on
the vessels to friends on shore, ' under an
arrangement made by Eddie McCarthy,
lookout for the Marine Exchange on Meiggs
wharf. For a fixed charge a passenger may
secure one or more of three doxen birds
now in the service. On the arrival of the
pigeon at Meigg3 wharf the message will
be telephoned to Its destination.
A big consignment of Chinese wood oil,
which arrived here from the orient on the
shipping board steamship Cadaretta. Cap
tain Watts, is now being lightered from
the ship. This is one of the largest ship
ments of this, class of oil that has ever
been brought here. Many huge consign
ments of cocoanut oil have come in. The
wood ell arrived here in barrels and the
lightering concern is emptying the fluid
Into tank cars. In which the oil will be
dispatched to the east.
The American concrete steamship Faith,
which was constructed here and owned by
Comyn, Mackall & Co., has been sold to
the French-American line at New York, It
was announced today. The price is said to
be $45(1.000. The Faith Is the first big
Rhip of this type ever constructed, although
there have been numerous smaller vessels
built In the past and others are to be built.
Two others. 7500 tons deadweight each,
are now being poured at the plant of the
San Francisco Shipbuilding company here.
and the first launching is expected to take
place within 60 days.
The Koera Maru of the T. K. K. Is
scheduled to arrive from the orient via
Honolulu tomorrow, according to wireless
received by the company.
COOS BAY. Or.. May 12. (Special.)
The steam schooner Aurella. which ap
peared off the bar at noon, coming from
San Francisco, was unable to negotiate the
crossing owing to rough water.
The steamer G. C. Llndauer. laden with
lumber from the Bay Park mill, sailed for
San Pedro last night at 8 and will call
to deliver passengers at San Francisco.
The Macleay gasoline schooner Tramp ar
rived last night with fish from Rogue
The port of Coos Bay. which contem
plated the purchase of a tug, has arranged-l
with the port of Bandon to use their port
tug Klihyam. Bandon Is about 20 miles
by sea and the arrangement will be en
tirely serviceable, the two bodies assert.
TACOMA, Wash., May 12. (Special.)
There Is a distinct brightening In the out
look for marine business out of Tacoma for
the next few months. One of the pleasing
features is an improvement In oriental trae
inquiry and resumption of Atlantic coast
and Australian business. Two fdlour cargoes
will be loaded this week for the east coast,
about 18.000 tons, while there is about 000
cars of freight on the Milwaukee docks for
the orient and an average of 400 tons per
day being received.
With lumber for Poughkeepsie, N. Y.. the
wooden steamer Brookhaven sailed during
the night. This is the second lumber cargo
out Irom here for New lork ports.
It is expected that the Eldina. with flour
cargo for the east, will sail tomorrow noon.
The Manila Maru, with fire In her number
five hatch. Is due here tomorrow morning,
This hatch has not been opened and down
sound repprts say the cargo Is still smolder
ing. Marine Notes.
The schooner "Wm. K. Marston. which
sailed from Astoria March 4. reached Syd
ney. May 6, according to a message received
yesterday by the Merchants' Exchange. The
vessel carried a full lumber cargo and her
time is rated better than the average.
Kruse c Banks, of North Bend, will de
liver their last Ferris ship to the govern
ment next month, maklng-a total of four of
that type completed, while the plant also
turned out six Hough steamers for the
emergency fleet corporation. Of the total
number contracted for two were cancelled.
Bringing a full list of cabin passengers
and capacity cargo, the liner Rose City
made her berth at Alnsworth dock short
ly after 10 o'clock last night. She departed
from San Francisco at 1 o'clock Saturday
afternoon. The vessel is scheduled to leave
here on the return at 3 o'clock Thursday aft
ernoon. Both the "West Cherow and "West Totant
are to go on trial trips today, the former
from the yard of the Northwest Steel com
pany and the later from the plant of the
Columbia River Shipbuilding corporation.
The Port of Portland tug Oneonta. which
was released by the navy last week after
being in service at the Bremerton navy-yard
more than a year, is at the drydock for
minor work and the last of the week will
relieve the tug Wallula at the mouth of the
Columbia for a few days.
Of two cargoes of ties to be loaded on the
Columbia river during May. material to fill
them will be worked at "W'estport, Wauna and
Work of overhauling lightveasel No. 8
is about finished and she should return to
her station off the mouth of the Columbia
the last of the week. Captain Jacob Xiel-
sen. who was master of the vessel for a
engthy period but was given a commission
In the navy reserve force soon after the
outbreak of the war, baa returned from
Changes of masters recorded at the custom
house Include T. T. Fuller being signed on
he gas packet Columbian, replacing J.
rrer; ronas i-rinaieoury on the steamer
West Cobalt, vice Andrew Patterson, re
ported from New York: B. J. L&raon on th
Cotteral, replacing II. z. llaskins. and H. T.
Groves on the Chas. M. Grelner, in lieu of
Flour was started aboard the new steam
ers West Nohno and Cokesit yesterday and
both will get away this week.
D.Ult METEOROLOGICAL REPORT.
PORTLAND. May 12. Maximum tenner.
sture. 60 degrees: minimum. 44 d,ire
Klver reading at S A m. loft fmmt- ..nan
in last nours. o. I loot rise. Total rainfall
( o P. M. to 5 P. M.l. O.IS Inch: total ralnfull
since septemner 1. 1918, 3S.63 Inches; nor
mal rainfall since September 1. 40.88 Inches:
neuciencv oi rainrau since September 1
1918. 2.23 Inches. Sunrise. 5:42 A. M.: sun
set. 8:32 P. M. Total sunshine May 12.
nours. ji minues: nosaible sunshine. 14
nours, minutes. Moonrise. 6:38 P. M
moonset. 4:23 A. M. Barometer (reduced to
sea-level) at 5 P. M., 30.16 inches. Relative
numiaity at noon, o per cent. "
r.o n.oo;..iw icioudv
Boston . .
S8 O.00I. .iNWIPt. cloudy
;n i. 1,11' rrc main
80 o.ooi. .ISW Cloudy
50.00!12:N Pt. cloudy
74 O.OOI14,NWiPt. cloudy
Dei Moines... ( 021 64 0.00. ..fiB H'loudy
441 54 0.00 20 N Iclear
6fl 7s:o.34l..lN Clear
Galveston . . .
401 r.O O.t.OjlS W Cloudy
42 OI0.2S. .IK Rain
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f.4l 72 0.OO10 SW Clear
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tA. Jkl. today. P. M. report ot preceding
Portland and vicinity Kalr; light to heavy
front v gentle westerly winds.
Oregon Fair; light t heavy frost; gentle
Washington Probably showers west por
tlon. fair east portion; light to heavy frot
eat portion ; gentle southwesterly winds.
Idaho Fair; light to heavy frost. In the
iJJWARD U WELLS, Alet-sorologiaU .
ORGANIZES FOR WORK
Farm Home Unit Plan WiirBe
Put Into Operation.
W. L. BOISE PRESIDENT
Facilities for Settlement of Logged
Off Lands Presented by McCormick
.Lumber Co. Superintendent.
Organization of the Oregon land set
tlement commission as a corporation
was completed at a meeting of the
members of the body appointed by Gov
ernor Olcott. held yesterday at the
Chamber of Commerce, in preparation
for beginning the active work in pur
suance of the law by which it was
created. Work will be vigorously pros
ecuted in the completion of the first of
the farms under the farm home unit
plan recommended by Professor H. 13.
Scudder. head of the farm management
department of the Oregon Agricultural
college, on the 62-acre tract near In
In organization of the corporate
body 'Whitney L. Boise was elected
president, Emery Olmstead vice-presl
dent, and the board of directors is made
up of these with the other three mem
bers. Robert Iff. Etanfield, of Stanfield;
G. H. Baker, of Bend; and Charles
Hall, of Marshfleld. The session be
gan at 0 A. M., and continued through
out the afternoon and evening, taking
a recess only for the luncheon hour
during the meeting of the members
forum of the Chamber of Commerce. W.
H. Crawford was appointed secretary
and manager, and Professor H. L. Scud
der general superintendent of field
work, investigation and construction.
Logged -Off Land Discussed.
Charles L. Wheeler, -of St. Helens,
superintendent of the McCormick Lum
ber company, appeared before the com
mission to discuss the problem of
logged-off lands. He presented a com
prehensive statement regarding the
character, present condition, 6oll and
values of these lands, and declared that
what Is now a liability in lands of this
sort may be turned into an asset more
cheaply than other lands not now in
shape to settle.
Statements as to the general soil
conditions and characteristics of large
areas of this land and also as to prac
tlcabllity of working out a feasible
plan for their preparation for settle
ment were confirmed by Professor
Scudder, and the commission appointed
a eub-committee to make full investi
gation and report to the commission
This sub-committee is composed of
Charles L. Wheeler, chairman; Ray
Simpson, Charles T. Early, Mr. Everson
and Professor H. D. Scudder.
Fair Plan To Be Worked Oat.
Mr. Wheeler said that, in his opinion
a plan could be worked out that would
enable the settlement of these lands in
co-operation with the ttmbermen on a
basis that would be fair to the pur
chasers and give an equitable return of
their value to the owners.
During the afternoon session the
commission went carefully into the
farm home unit plan, with a. view, to
its application to probably five proj
ects in different sections of the state.
The first will be that on the 62-acre
tract already tentatively selected near
Independence. The others will probably
be located, one in southern Oregon, one
in the coast district, and one in east
ern Oregon. Definite locations have
not been made for these, except the
one mentioned. Vice-President Olm
stead and Manager Crawford were in
structed to proceed with closing up
tne details lor tne first. In order that
actual w-ork may begin at the earliest
FIRE IN SHIP. STILL BURNS
Japanese Liner Readies Seattle in
Safely Passengers Remain Calm.
SEATTLE. May 1!. Fire was burn
ing in. the hold of the Japanese liner
Manila Maru when she arrived here to
day from the Orient with about 200
passengers and a cargo estimated worth
about 2,000.000. The trip was made in
13 days. When the liner tied up to
her dock here smoke was issuing from
her hold and portions of her decks and
bulkheads were warm.
Passengers aboard the Manila re
mained calm, her officers said, when
the fire was discovered last Monday
while the ship was about 1000 miles
from Cape Flatttery. Passengers were
told a wireless call for help would be
sent if the fire gained headway.
For two days and nights the officers
and crew fought the fire with steam
and water. Holes were cut in the bulk
heads and streams turned In on the
No estimate was made of the fire loss.
as the burning hold will not be opened
until the steamer reaches Tacoma,
where preparations are being made to
put out the flames. The cargo in the
hold consisted of rice, peanut oil and
S. S. ROSE CITY
Sails From Portland
to San Francisco Only
3 P. M, MAY 13,
and Every 9 Days
San. Francisco & Portland
. S. S. Lines.
Tickets at Consolidated Ticket Office.
Third and Wasklsgtoa.
Pfcoaea Mala 3S30, A 1611.
Freight, Alaaworth Deck. Broad
way A 1-4.
The Dalles and Way Points.
Sailings, Tuesdays, Thursdays aad
Saturdays, 10 P. M.
DALLES COLUMBIA LLNB
Ash St Dock. Broadway 3454
San Francisco, Los Angeles
and San Diego
Steamer Sailing; WrdsFrnlaj.IiM P.M.
M. Bollam. tint, 1SS 3d Sit.
Honolulu. Suva, Now Zealand
UNADI1H AUSTRlUStAH ROTAL MAIL lTi
Larrast, newest, beet-efaulppsd steamers
Tor fsrea and sallloss apply Caa. Pae. Kail
war. M Third St.. Portlana. or bcaarai
agent, 410 oejaeuc bl aaceurar. ii 4J
I want " Bayer Tablets
"You can't hand me any substitute for the true, genuine
'Bayer Tablet of Aaplrin' proved safe by millions"!
"Man alive! Haven't you heard? A Brooklyn fraud is in jail
for flooding the country with millions of counterfeit tablets. He
labeled them 'Aspirin, but they were 'talcum powder.'-"
Be sure your druggist gives you "Bayer Tablet of Aspirin"
in a Bayer package not in a pill box. Take them as directed,
without fear, for headache, rheumatism, lumbago, neuralgia, ear
ache, toothache, neuritis, colds, grippe, influenza! colds, or almost
any pain or ache in face, neck, limbs or body.
flsnii in is the trade saark ef Bayer Uanniacture ef Monoaceticacidestcr of Salicylicacid
DAILY CITY STATISTICS
Marring 0 Ureases.
SOl'ZIE-LGWIS Jack M. Sousle. 21.
Hawaii, and Gladys Lewis. 19. 321 North
CURRAN-W'ISBMAN-Mathew Currsn, 28.
Pendleton. Or., and Myril L. Wiseman, 20,
BROAD-IRVIX James C. Broad, lecal.
Spokane. Wash., and Wanda I. Irvin, lesal,
tiBCHRlST-SEARS John J. Sechrlt. S3.
Ballston. Or., and Carrie L. Sears, 24. coo
DBVEREOCX-HARVET Merrill T. Dev.
ereoux. 34. Keoma, t'anada. and Mary Gene
vieve Harvey, 23. New Perkins hotel.
G1L.LBTT-L.IAS diaries u. tilllett. '.".
Oregon hotel, and Harriett Isabel Lias. 20.'.
BlRGERS-PARSOX Arthur T. Tlurcers.
27. Lenox hotel, and Ella Parsons, 1J, 'Manx
LYNN-IIOLLIXGSWORTlt Robert Lynn,
22. 634 Commercial court, and Kern Jlol-lins-sworth.
1M. IO20 Eaal Main street.
BENDER.WELTT Krank J. Bender. 32.
Tho fralles. Or., and Elizabeth Welty, 211,
613 East Twenty-fifth street.
OOFK-Hl'NT James A. Goff, 84, Xew
berx. Or., and Lizzie Hunt, Ji. 390 Russell
N K I S-B ASSERT Kola Nets, legal. Cam
brian apartments, and Ida Katinka Bassert,
legal. Congress hotel.
Vancouver Marriage Urease.
A rOT FSON -M A U O B Owir Adolf.nn. ST.,
ELECTRIC STEEL FOUNDRY
- --'"? - .- f--- Tr- (Trio m,r'mm-'-":S.-j
atiir AMD MACHINERY STEEL CASTINGS
ARi a TV
PheBf M ftitf II Heme A 142C.
ALBINA ENGINE &
Was. Cernfoot, President.
Plata t aad General Office, Portias,!
EAST SIDE MILL &
Foot of Spokane Avenue,
of Aspirin " with the
Proper and safe dosage in each
genuine "Bayer package."
Look for the safety "Bayer Cross"
both on package and on tablets.
Boxes of 12 tablet bottles of 24 and bottles of 100
of Brush Prairie. Wuh., and Miss Myrtle
Maude, of nru.h Prairie. Wash.
SIKNGBR-SEBLT John Stenger, 2S. of
Woodburn. Or., and lSdna Seely. 19, of Wood
MORGAN-ALEXANDER Grover Morgan.
.13, of Portland, and Viola Alexander, SI, of
SIl'OI.A-HB.M.MIO Ed. Slpola. SO. of
Portland, and Miss Lanni Henimiff, 30, of
MAYHEW-COSGROVE Fred Mayhew, 30.
of Portland, and Margaret Cosgrove. 24, of
WALKER-CLARKE Robert Walker,
legal, of Portland, and Helen Clarke, legal.
Hood River to Greet Veterans.
HOOD RIVER, Or.. May 12. (Spe
cial.) Hood Milver will greet five 91st
men, veterans of the Argonne Forest,
this week, when the men return home
from Camp Lewis, where they will be
mustered out. They are: Harold Hersh
ner. Louis J. BronauKh, Robert Brat's.
Ivan Dak In and liarl Woodman. Mr.
Hershner. who will return to his placo
as assistant cashier of the Butler Bank
ing company, was the first sergeant of
the 364th field hospital company. While
in New York City, just after their ar
rival from France, the men of the com
pany presented Air. Hershner with a
handsome cold watch.
Port I find. Orfion,
6TKCCTCRt. P HATES.
PABRICATFn MATERIA I
NORTHWEST BRinGK Jt IRO-V
P. O. Boa D88. Phone Main 1193.
Specialty Foundry &
Machine Works '
Iron and Brass Castings x-
OF EVEHV DESCRIPTION.
Moulding Machines Used
Special Itatea an Small Work.
ttTtatk nnd Belmont. Portland, Or
"Boss of the Road"