23 THE 3IORXIXG. OREGONIAX, TUESDAY, -31 AY 13, 1919. PORTLAND LEWISTOW wrpnn to nnrniTC VLOOLL IU UrLnHlL jGrahamona to Be Put on Run . by Veteran Rivermen. SERVICE IS EXPERIMENTAL If Business Warrants, Sailings Will Be Made Permanent and Boats Added. 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 the harbor. 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 jfeet. ;UMBER MAY GO TO EUROPE j 1 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 subject: . . 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- tor-ship Equipment. 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 McEacliern Yards. 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 . installed. 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 distress abroad. 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 construction. 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 San Francisco. 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 San Francisco. YOKOHAMA. May . 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 Dublin. 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 Alaska. 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, zor Seattle. 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 CISCO. 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. lliRh. Low. 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 Commissioncrs. 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- ency. 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 tions. 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 instances. 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 proved. 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 mill. 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 building. 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 river. 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 Prescott mills. 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 ranee. 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 n. uart. 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. " THE WEATHER. win STATIONS. Weather. Baker .... 36 41 r.o n.oo;..iw icioudv Boise .... Boston . . S8 O.00I. .iNWIPt. cloudy 4 ir ;n i. 1,11' rrc main 80 o.ooi. .ISW Cloudy Calgary ... Chicago 41 50.00!12:N Pt. cloudy uenver 4 74 O.OOI14,NWiPt. cloudy Dei Moines... ( 021 64 0.00. ..fiB H'loudy Eurek; 441 54 0.00 20 N Iclear 6fl 7s:o.34l..lN Clear Galveston . . . Helena ...... Juneaut 401 r.O O.t.OjlS W Cloudy 42 OI0.2S. .IK Rain 62l nS O.fiu!12110 Cloudy f.4l 72 0.OO10 SW Clear 381 BO O. 14ilO;NW Clear 34 64 0. 001. .NW Clear 481 70 0.00!.. IS Cloudy 781 7SI1.4..ISE Cloudy 44 64 0.00 141NW1 Rain Kansas City. Los Augeles. Marshfleld .. Med ford Minneapolis . New Orleans.. lew l ork . . . North Head. 441 52 0. OS UiSW JPt. cloudy 34 64I0.0OI..IW jpt. cloudy 601 0H 0.00I. . W U'lear North Yakima Phoenix . . Pocatello - 00 r.8 O.O0 24 SW IPt, cloudy Portland 44 eois.jM-.IE I it. cloudy Roseburg . M'U .ntr . . i:n w jiear 2 7S (t.Ol);li(!.NW Clear 50 4'o.oo!loirc Cloudy Sacramento St. Louis.. Salt Lake. San Iiego 5l 7o o.ooi. ..v Pt. cloudy r tjH'u.oui . . w ii.iear r.o "O O.oo lfl'W Clear 441 54 O.Ol HiS Raln ...I .VJiO.OCI . . I ICIoudy San Francisco. Seattle Sitka Spokane 8s r.so.m i::w IPt. cloudy 42! 52 O.Jo 101W Cloudy 421 .V'.0.4O'l0i!jVr Icioudy 2S 56.0.OO, . .i It'lear ...I 60 o.ooi. .isV IPt. cloudy Tacoma Tatoosh Island Valdcit Walla Walla W ashlngton. il nw:w.ut';..i o.iear Winnipeg . . -I 481 OOll'O a jPt- cloudy tA. Jkl. today. P. M. report ot preceding FORKCAbTS. Portland and vicinity Kalr; light to heavy front v gentle westerly winds. Oregon Fair; light t heavy frost; gentle westerly winds. 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 mornint?. iJJWARD U WELLS, Alet-sorologiaU . LAND COMMISSION 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 dependence. 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 possible date. 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 flames. 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 matting. TRAVELERS' Cl'IDe. SERVICE RESUMED 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. STEAMERS 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. rkose Main AUSTRALIA 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 IE ASPIRIN I want " Bayer Tablets "Bayer Cross" "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 Seventeenth street. CURRAN-W'ISBMAN-Mathew Currsn, 28. Pendleton. Or., and Myril L. Wiseman, 20, Rainier hotl. BROAD-IRVIX James C. Broad, lecal. Spokane. Wash., and Wanda I. Irvin, lesal, Imperial hotel. tiBCHRlST-SEARS John J. Sechrlt. S3. Ballston. Or., and Carrie L. Sears, 24. coo Second street. 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.'. Portland hotel. BlRGERS-PARSOX Arthur T. Tlurcers. 27. Lenox hotel, and Ella Parsons, 1J, 'Manx hotel. 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 street. 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 & MACHINE WORKS UIC. Was. Cernfoot, President. STEEL SHIPBUILDERS Plata t aad General Office, Portias,! Orearosu EAST SIDE MILL & LUMBER CO. Lumber Manufacturers Foot of Spokane Avenue, Portland, Oregon WAS TALCUM of Aspirin " with the Genuine! Safe! 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 Also capsules. 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 burn. Or. MORGAN-ALEXANDER Grover Morgan. .13, of Portland, and Viola Alexander, SI, of Vanrouver. Vah. SIl'OI.A-HB.M.MIO Ed. Slpola. SO. of Portland, and Miss Lanni Henimiff, 30, of Portland. MAYHEW-COSGROVE Fred Mayhew, 30. of Portland, and Margaret Cosgrove. 24, of Portland. WALKER-CLARKE Robert Walker, legal, of Portland, and Helen Clarke, legal. of Portland. 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, STEEL, 6TKCCTCRt. P HATES. HATES. BABS, RIVETS. BOLTS, VrSET BODS. PABRICATFn MATERIA I iOR BRIDOF.S. BlTtDISGS, T-VAKS, TOWERS. SHIPS. NORTHWEST BRinGK Jt IRO-V COMPANY rOSTLAND. ns 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 Neustadter Bros. Maaafaetorere ot "Boss of the Road" Overalls "TANDARU SU1KT. PORTLAND, OREGON.