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THE MORXIXG OltEGONIAN, FRIDAY, MAT 1G. 1919. ' 19
EXTRA COAL COSTS
. WILL BE EQUALIZED
Port of Portland Commission
Makes Intention Clear.
DOCK SPACE TO BE AMPLE
Deliberations on Development of
Swan Island Delayed Until Slough
Improrcment Is Decided.
Questions relative to extra costs of
coal for steamers at this port have been
met by the Port of Portland commission
with a statement that such charges will
be equalized immediately for any steam
ship line operating on permanent and
regular schedule from this city.
Max H. Houser, president of the Port
f Portland, made that clear yesterday,
at a joint meeting of the port body with
the commission of public docks.
'"We have taken up the coal problem,
but for the present do not wish to act
until the future plans of the shipping
board are made known or until com
petitive shipping is prospective again,
yet any accredited representatives of
Jinea contemplating running here can
receive assurance they will be pro
tected," said Mr. Houser.
Port Ready If Necessary.
D. C. O'Reilly, of the port commission,
eaid the port stood ready to furnish
coal any time it was necessary, but
that it was not desired to go into the
business unless compelled to as a means
of regulating charges.
Besides Mr. Houser and Mr. O'Reilly,
the Port of Portland was represented
by J. D. Kenworthy, Phil Metschan. Jr.,
and Andrew Porter, with John Doyle,
superintendent. Of the dock commis
sion there were present Charles B.
Moores, chairman, F. C. Knapp, A. H.
Averill and John H. Burgard, with
Chief Engineer Hegardt.
The meeting gave little consideration
to the talked-of development of Swan
Island, it being said further delibera
tions on that feature could well be de
layed until it was ascertained what Is
to be done relative to the proposed im
provement of Columbia slough for ter
Much time was devoted to discussing
dock space for different cargo, es
pecially with reference to the St. Johns
terminal. Mr. Houser said that onco
the private and public docks were
cleared of wheat he felt there would
be ample space for shipping demands.
Mr. Hegardt said that in loading the
steamer West Munham for the orient
it was proved the same business could
not have been taken care of by any
other single berth in the harbor, for
heavy shipments were handled direct
from the cars to the ship.
Right Man for Manager Sought.
Mr. Knapp gave it as his opinion that
Jf the Port of Portland was able to
retain the right man for the position
cf manager of the proposed freight bu
reau, which has been on the tapis for
the past few months, the future of the
port would be assured. He said so
many problems came up in both com
missions that could not be gone into
In detail while one man havintr author
ity in such matters could accomplish
In connection with facilities at the
St. Johns terminal, the dock commis
sion members said they were a unit on
iroviding storage tanks for molasses,
eoyo bean oil, cocoanut oil, and such
cargo expected to move here from Pa
cific ports, as soon as one of the port
dredges could complete a fill on the
eite selected for them at St. Johns.
No headway was made in -the matter
of providing an additional drydock.
Fort of Portland members said they
were getting out plans for a large pon
toon to be added to the St. Johns dry
cock equipment, and would ask for
bids if the dock commission did not
concl'ide to go ahead with its own dock.
Mr. Houser said he believed an addi
tional pontoon would make the present
dock suitable for any demands that
might be met in the next year or two.
Ihe two bodies will meet again in two
months unless necessity arises for an
IUTSSIAN JIISSIOX WHIi PAT
Jort Charges at Seattle Absorbed,
, Vessels May Sail.
SEATTLE, May 15. After a confer
ence held here today between the port
commissioners, representatives of the
railroad administration and the Rus
sian mission on ways and communlca
tions, the Kussian mission agreed to
absorb most of the charges against the
eteamers West Helix and Meiwu Maru,
which the port commission declined to
allow to sail for Vladivostok with rail
road material until the wharfage hand
ling charges were paid. The Russian
mission will take care of the balance
of the charges and consequently the
yessels will be allowed to leave.
Three log Rafts to San Diego.
ASTORIA. Or., May 15. (Special.)
The Benson Lumber company is to ship
three rafts of logs to San Diego this
summer. Two of the rafts have been
completed at the company's plant at
Wallace slough and the first one will
leave for the south about June 20.
ARMY OFFICER IS BOOSTED
Arizona Militiamen Want Soldier as
FHOEXIX, Ariz. From France has
come information that the two remain
ing members of the Arizona militia gen
cral staff have recommended to Gover
nor Thomas L. Campbell the appoint
ment of Captain Walter S. Ingalls, 158th
infantry, as adjutant-general, vice
Colonel Charles Harris. It is under
stood that this lias come as a blow to
Harris, who had hoped for support from
the staff he had created and of which
he claims still to hold membership.
As a means for lifting Colonel Harris
from the position to which he clings,
it is understood that Governor Campbell
Is not disinclined to accept the sug
pestlon. He has named as adjutant
. general Colenel E. P. Grlmstead, late o
the 158th. ut Grimstead still is on duty
In France and is certain of appointmen
in the regular army if he desires con
tinuing as a soldier.
Ingalls also is in France, held as
witness in a courtmartial case, but i
expected back soon. He is the son of
Major Frank S. Ingalls, the first cap
tain of a national guard company in
. Arizona and latterly surveyor-general
jJJILE GETS TO JERUSALEM
.General Allenby Pipe Water Buried
TTnder the Sand.
One of the legends or prophecies dat
Inr back even to bibical times has been
the proverb, built on the hopelessness
of the situation from the Hebrai
standpoint, that "Jerusalem will neve
be free until the waters of the Nil
I flow into the Holy City." The origi
' f this strange prophecy is unknown
and the Impossibility of such an event
gave the legend almost a humorous
turn through its very sadness. But
what has happened?
Up to the time when General Edward
Allenby was appointed head of the ex
pedition, the British had not done very
well in the Holy Land. The Turks
seemed to be having all the best of it
But General Allenby went from Egypt
over the deserts, building a railroad
behind him for supplies and reserves
as he advanced. As he drove the Turks
before him, they poisoned the wells, as
he knew they would. So, in order to
upply his forces with pure water, he
began the construction of a pipeline
from the Nile.
Today the waters of the Nile do In
deed flow into the Holy City and the
prophecy has come true. General Al-
enby has made Jerusalem free and
sanitary and it now depends upon the
mes to give the necessary permanence
to the situation that will make the cltv
iree xorever or the local entanglements
and jealousies and the great shrine of
the entire world.
The Nile flows to Jerusalem.
SOLVING TRADE UNREST
Co-operation and Buying Slock in
England's establishment of a national
industrial council, equally representa
tlve of labor and capital, is for Eng
land a revolutionary step, but we have
had the substance of this plan in th
nited States for a long time. During
the war a special board was created to
care for labor disputes, but before the
war the practice was growing in many
industries of settling differences in the
Many of our large corporations have
Introduced conferences on industrial
problems which have succeeded in re
storing to industry the old personal
relationship and mutual confidence and
respect between employer and worker.
An increasing number of companies are
giving practical expression to the
thought that labor and capital are part-
ers and that their interests are com
mon. Coincident with the incorpora
tlon of Endlcott, Johnson & Co., a large
shoe manufacturing concern, a plan has
een adopted by which all profits above
certain percentage reserved for the
tocks shall be equally divided between
the workers and the owners of the
common stock. George Eastman has
perfected a plan to give $6,000,000 of
his kodak stock to his employes. These
shares will be sold to old employes at
the car value of J100 a share on an
asy payment plan, the proceeds or
$1,000,000 to go into an employes' wel
fare fund. As the market value of the
tock is nearly $6,000,000. this is the
size of Mr. Eastmans gift to hlsem
These Instances are noted, not as
omething extraordinary or unusua
ut merely as examples or the most
recent cases which show the general
trend of American industry. The basis
f these and similar plans is the recog-
ition on the part of employers that
the prosperity of a business is due to
the mutual effort of employers and
workers. Is not this the key to the
solution of industrial unrest?
BLACK-BAG" WOMAN DEAD
Quaint Arizona and Washington
Figures Pases Away.
PHOENIX. Ariz. Mrs. Anna White
known In Washington as "the woman
wtih the black bag," is dead, passing
away here at the age of 79. She left
seven children, one of them, Jack, tor
ix years sheriff of Cochise county, and
two other sons now in Bisbee. fehe
was the widow of Patrick White, once
a soldier of the 8th Infantry, who died
5 years ago.
When White was discharged from
the army he took up a farm just north
of what was considered the northern
ine of the Fort McDowell military res
ervation. Army surveys showed the
White home within the reservation and
so. about 1878. the family was ejected
and the farm buildings were destroyed
by order of Captain Adna K. Chaffee,
6th cavalry, later commander of the
army. Nearly 20 years later the origin
al survey was found to have been cor
rect, the Whites thus being sustained
n their contention.
For more than 30 years Mrs. White
made yearly trips to Washington to
push before the war and interior de
partments and congress her claim for
reparation. She was said to have been
one of the most expert of lobbyists,
while her knowledge of the depart
ments and their officials was little
short of inspired At first she wanted
$100,000, this claim being later reduced
JOHN MUIR LIKED WORK
Preferred Dife Among Wild Xaturc
and Study, to Teaching.
John Muir. one of the greatest nat
uralists of the country, was born in
Dunbar, Scotland, one of a family of
eight children. When he was 11 the
familv decided to try tneir iuck in
the new world, so they came to th
United States and pushed as far west
as Wisconsin. All this was wild land
in those days. John Muir and his
brothers helped clear a farm from
the wilderness and it is likely the
future great man's love of flowers
and plants developed then.
He managed alter a time to get
college education, then he promptly
disappeared into the wilderness, show-
ine up at long Intervals to work on
farms long enough to earn money for
bread; then he would disappar again.
Tramping always, he went through the
west and Canada studying the plant
life, down through the east to Florida
and Cuba, over Panama and up into
California, finally settling in the
Yosemite valley. Here he started a
mill to make ahis living, while he clas
sified notes taken on his long wan
derings. He guided Emerson through
the Yosemite' and Emerson wrote or
him. "He is more wonderful than
Professorships were offered him, but
he always refused, preferring a life
among wild nature and study to teach
ing. He made a particular study or
the glacial period and found 65 small
residual glaciers on High Sierra.
Jail 5tlstaten for Theater.
It was not often that old Mr. Mean-
em gave his family a good time, but
victory Christmas was different. i,ven
he intended to make a splash.
Full of good resolutions, therefore,
he rang up the local theater where
"Puss in Boots" was in full swing.
"I want four seats for tonight," ue
told the boxoffice over the telephone.
"Sorry, but we don't reserve seats,
came the faint reply. First come
first served, is our rule."
"But surely I can reserve the seats
now we shan't stand a jhance other
wise." "Oh!" said the vote, chuckling, "I
am not so sure about that"
Mr. Meanem promptly lost his temper.
"Look here," he stormed, send some
one to the phone who iinows the the
"This isn't a theater at all," replied
the voice. "This is til Jail."
Leaders of the lumbesr Industry say
that supplies of pine n the south will
be exhausted in 10 yesn adn that with
in about seven years more than 3000
mills will go out of existence. The
problem of supplies for paper mills and
other industries in the east using spe
cialized materials already has become
FREED OF ACCUSATION
Charges of Favoritism
High Prices Refuted.
COUNSEL HOLDS HEARING
Stenographic Record of Investigation
Will Be Made Open' for In
spection by Public.
Charges have not been sustained and
no evidence was offered on which even
criticism could be based against C. D.
Kennedy, Portland agent for the divi
sion of operation, members of his staff
or corporations operating government
steamers, says Thomas A. Thacher, of
San Francisco, counsel for the Shipping
Board and Emergency Fleet Corpora
tion, who yesterday concluded a hear
ing on accusations made by W. J. Jones,
a Portland stevedore.
Immediately on statements and affi
davitts being filed, setting forth al
leged discrimination against Mr. Jones,
over charges for lumber used in lining
ships, as well as for labor, and favor
itism in the purchase of supplies, the
Shipping Board ordered an investiga
tion. John H. Rosseter, director of the
division of operation, advised Mr. Jones
that steps had been taken at once to
go into the matter and Mr. Thacher was
sent from San Francisco. On the case
being closed yesterday Mr. Thacher sent
the following telegram to Harold H.
Eby, at San Francisco, assistant direc
tor of operation and in charge of the
Pacific coast agencies:
"Investigation taking three days con
cluded. Mr. Jones calling all witnesses
desired by him and all witnesses being
examined by Mr. Jones or by his coun
sel, Mr. Moser as fully as Mr. Jones de
sired. Investigation showed nothing
for which either Mr. Kennedy or any
one in this office, or any operator,
could be criticised. Listening to testi
mony I am convinced that Mr. Kennedy
Is an able and efficient agent for oper
ating division in Portland, and for good
of Feet Corporation I sincerely hope
yVu can persuade him not to resign.
Regret exceedingly that the cost of this
futile Investigation will run about loOO
for stenographers' record alone, besides
other considerable additional expense
to the government. I am directing that
one copy of the testimony be held at
this office, open to the. inspection of
the public, so that any ne who doubts
the thoroughness of investigation can
Gus Moser. attorney for some of those
intertsted with Mr. Jones, was present
at the sessions of Wednesday and yes
terday. It is said the concluding day
was featured at times by different wit
nesses cross examining each other so
points were aired a second time.
Mr. Kennedy has' been firm in his
intention of leaving the service after
the charges were thoroughly gone into,
and he has not intimated whether solic
itation on the part of his superiors for
him to remain will be considered.
WHEAT WILL. LEAVE ASTORIA
First Full Cargo of Cereal to Go to
ASTORIA, Or, May 15. f Special. J
The first full cargo of wheat ever
shipped foreign from the port of As
toria terminals will leave here in about
two weeks. This announcement was
made today following a conference of
the port officials with Otto Kettenbach
of the federal grain corporation. The
shipment is to consist of 8000 tons of
sacked grain that is now stored in the
port warehouse and it is to go to
Europe. The announcement was also
made that a steamer will be here next
week to load a cargo of flour at the
port dock for foreign consignment.
During the past few weeks repre
sentatives of a British steamship com
pany have been here arranging for the
establishing of a line of steamers to
ply from the Columbia river to Europe,
but the great drawback has been the
lack of warehouse space for discharg
ing and assembling cargoes. The dis
patching of these cargoes will greatly
relieve the congestion at the terminals
and provide the needed room for the
transfer of general freight.
Tariff Increase Cancalcd.
SEATTLE, May 15. Seattle's port
commission today canceled the tariff
which went into effect May 1 and which
made an increase of DO cents a ton in
cargo handling. charg s, because other
dock companies had failed to make the
same increase. The port's tariff, $1 a
ton, tiow is the eame as that of the rail
road terminal docks and will remain
s6 until all dock companies put into
effect simultaneously the higher tariff.
Pacific Coast Shipping Notes.
COOS BAT. Or.. May 15. (Special.) The
gasoline schooner Rustler arrived this mora
inf? from Roffue river at 1 o'clock.
The tug Klihyam came into this port last
night to tow the barkentlne Benicla to sea.
but rough water on the bar prevented de
parture today. The Klihyam, which is the
property of the port of Bandon, will remain
until she can t&Ke the 12enlcla to sea.
SAN FRANCISCO. May 15. (Special.)
The China mail liner Chna, Captain Dun
nine;, is scheduled to arrive from Honolulu
and the orient tomorrow at daylight, accord-
ins to wireless advices received today.
United States Inspectors of Hulls and
Boilers rjolan and Guthrie have ordered cer
tain Chang's in the furnace burning equip
ment of the steamer Ozette, which arrived
here from Seattle two days ago wlth a lot
of Red Cross cargo damaged as a result
of a fire which occurred after leaving the
Sound port. It is explained that the system
at present Installed results in' the heating
of the upper port bulkhead. The report
does not say that the fire was caused by
any defect of the furnace apparatus.
Investigation of the damage to the engine
of t-he oil tanker La Brea by the United
States inspectors of hulls and boilers today
showed that the "follower" bolt became
loose and jammed against the cylinder head.
The small bolt was responsible for the
crippling of the engine. Another will be
put in place ana the snip will be ready to
proceed to sea.
"Preparing for a voyage to the Kuskokwim
river, the old steamer Ozmo Is being fitted
out here by the Northern Commercial com
pany to carry passengers and freight. ' She
will carry to the north & full equipment for
reducing the cinnabar ores that have been
located on the Kuskokwim. Good Quantities
or commercial quicksilver can be produced
there, according to Oenerai Superintendent
W. H. Fairbanks of the Northern Commercial
SEATTLE,' May 15. (Special.) Ballard
waterfront Interests started a movement to-
day to have the government install a double-
lock system for ocean-going vessels) in the
Lake Washington canal, so that if one lock
goes out of commission the shipping of the
district will not be delayed. The movement
was started by lumber and shingle manu
facturers when they learned that the big
lock is to be closed shortly for repairs.
The manufacturers say that the closing of
the big lock from time to time for repairs
handicaps business in the Ballard district.
The government engineer announced re
cently that the main or big lock will be
closed at 1 P. M. June 2. and will remain
closed from 1 4to 20 days for a general over
hauling and repairs. The small lock will he
open for vessels 123 feft long, less than 30
feet beam and 16 feet draft, averaging nine
knots in speed.
The new full-powered wooden motorship
Trolitlnd. first product of the Elliott Bay
Shipbuilding company's Duwamish water
way plant, returned to port today after a
trial trip of pronounced success. The vessel
maneuvered besutifuly a?id her Diesel
Sines worked like a charm.
The vessel was built by the Elliott B;
plant tor the American Motorship company
owned by the Gram interests of Norway
and on her trial trip showed that she Is one
of the best wooden carriers turned out by
Seattle to date. She Is of 30O0 deadweight
The steamers West Helix and Meiwu Maru
will not sail from the port commission dock
at Smith Cove Saturday, loaded with rail
road equipment for Vladivostock. unless the
Russian commission of ways and communi
cation settles the charges due the port of
Seattle before that time.
The port has placed a lien upon the ves
se!s to obtain wharfajre charfres for the
handling of the cargo which Is now on board
the vessels and also to obtain S7ft04.4 due
the port from the Kussian commission for
the handling; of the cargo of the Tokufuku
Maru, which sailed on April 12.
ABERDEEN', Wash.. May 13. 'Special.
The steamer Daisy Gadsby sailed this after
noon for San Pedro with cargo loaded at the
Grays Harbor Lumber company's mill is
The schooner tefender cleared for Hono
lulu this afternoon with cargo loaded at the
A. J. West mill In Aberdeen.
ASTORIA, Or., May 18. (Special. A
wireless message was received today by the
Columbia River Packers' association stating
that the ship St. Nicholas arrived at Nu
shas&k river, Alaska, on May 13, and the
gasoline schooner Patsy, also from this port,
arrived there on May 11.
Submarine chasers A-5 and B-S from
Bremerton for San Francisco, put into this
port this afternoon after fuel oil.
The emergency fleet steamer Agarlsta
from. Portland sailed at 5 this afternoon
for her C4-hour trial run at eea.
Bringing freight and passengers for
Astoria and Portland, the steamer City of
Topeka arrived at 5 o'clock this morning
from San Francisco, via Eureka and Coos
Laden with, a full cargo of lumber from
Westport, the steam schooner Stanwood
sailed at 12 o'clock last night for San
The steam schooner Htlco,. Taden with
lumber from the Hammond- mil, sailed at
4 o'clock this afternoon for Ssn Pedro.
The tank steamer Wm. F. Herrln, with
the barge Monterey in tow, will arrive this
evening from California, bringing cargoes
of fuel oil for Portland.
The tank steamer Oleum with fuel oil fot
Astoria and Portland, will arrive this even
lng from California.
RATMOND. Wash.. May 15. (Special.)
The Avalon arrived from San Francisco this
afternoon and Is loading a cargo of lumber
at the Quinault mill.
Movements of Vessels.
PORTLAND. May 15. Sailed at 8:50 A.
M. Steamer Agarcsta. for sea trial trip.
ASTORIA, May 15. Sailed at midnight
Steamer Stanwood, for San Pedro. Arrived
at 5 and left un at 7:30 A. M. Steamer
City of Topeka. from San Francisco via
Eureka and Coos Bay. Arrived at 11 A. M.
U. S. submarine chasora No. 298 and
SAN FR'ANTCISCO. May 15. Arrived
Steamer El Segundo. towing barire No. US,
from Portland. Arrived Tug Sea Eas'.e.
from Astoria. Arrived Steamer Tiverton,
from Columbia river, for San Pedro, put in
for medical assistance for member of crew.
SAX FRANCISCO. May J 4. Arrived at
4 A. M. Steamer Daisy, from Columbia
river. Sailed at 4 P. M. Steamer E. 11.
Meyer, for Columbia river.
SAX FRANCISCO. May 15. Arrived
Steamers El Sejundo, from Astoria: Al
varado. from Hongkong: Hyad-s. from
Mahukona. Sailed Steamers Marshfield
and "VValilngford. for Honolulu; Providence,
for Tacoma; J. S. Moffett, for Seattle.
SEATTLE. Wash., May 15 Arrived
Steamers Lyman Stewart, from Port San
Luis: Kongosan Maru, from Kobe: Jeffer
son, from Southeast Alaska. Sailed U. S.
R. C. Bear, for Bering sea: steamers Jus
tin, for Shanghai; Western Knight, for Ma
nila; Tenpaisan Maru. for Yokohama.
TACOMA, Wash- Mar 15. Arrived
Steamer Governor, from Fan Francisco.
Sailed Steamers Justin, for Shanehal;
West Maxlmus. for Honolulu, via Seattle,
Rainier, for San Francisco; Manila Marti
(Japanese), for Vancouver. B. C.
Tides at Astoria Friday.
2:! A. M 8.T feet'0:lT A. M 0.4 foot
3:19 P. M 7.0 feeti9:f8 P. M 3.4 feel
Columbia River Ear Report.
NORTH HEAD, May 15. Condition of the
bar at 0 P. M. Sea moderate; wind south,
SWINBURNE TURNS CRITIC
He Thought "Thanatop.sis" Did Not
Leave Mnsic AVHh nim.
(New York Evening Post.)
Of our American authors, Swinburne
had his particular views. "The Great
alt' was a favorite of his as early
as 1860. when he pronounced that his
dirge or nocturne over your friend
Lincoln is a superb piece of music and
color." But Whitman failed to sustain
Swinburne's admiration; in 18S3 he
write that "It is long since I have read
anything of his which seemed to me
worthy of the nobler passages of his
Drum Taps' and the earliest "Leaves of
Grass,"" and that "the habit of vague
and flatulent verbiage seems to have
grown upon him. A single passage
long letter of 18S7 to E. C. Stedman
gives Swinburne's views of our other
"While I appreciate (I hope) the re
spective excellence of Mr. Bryant's
'Thonotopsis'- and of Mr. Lowell's 'Com
memoration Ode.' I casnot say that
either of them leaves in my ear the
echo of a single note of song. It Is
excellent good speech, but-given us as
song its first and last duty is to sing.
The one is most august meditation, the
other a noble expression of deep and
grave patriotic feeling on a supreme
national occasion; but the thing more
necessary, though it may be less noble
than these, is the pulse, the fire, the
passion of music the quality of a
singer, not of a solitary philosopher or
patriotic orator. Now, when Whitman
is not speaking bad prose he sings, and
when he sings at all he sings well.
Mr. Longfellow has a pretty little pipe
of his own, but surely it is very thin
and reedy. Again, whatever may be
Mr. Emerson's .merits, to talk of his
poetry seems to me like talking of the
scholarship of a child who has not
learned its letters."
NEW SALOON DISCUSSED
Breweries Are Being Changed Into
Ice Cream Plants.
Philadelphia Public Ledger.
Unless the people seeking to find a
substitute for the saloon make naste
the brewers may get there first.
The ice cream saloon may take the
place of the saloon where beer is sold.
In some' parts of the country the brew
ers have already turned from making
beer into making ice cream. What
has happened is described by James H
Collins in the current number of the
Saturday Evening Post. Mr. Collins
tells of a brewer in an eastern "dry
citv who had made 65,000 barrels of
beer annually, which he sold for about
$400,000. He turned his brewery into
an ice cream factory and turned out
800,000 gallons, which ho sold for S.
It has been the history of the prog
ress of the "dry" movement that when
the sale of alcoholic drinks ceased the
sale of ice cream and other sweets in
creased. In the city in question the
Der capita consumption of beer had
( been about eight-tenths of a barrel a
year. Wlla pruniuuiun iuo f.apiLa
consumption of ice cream rose to 33
auarts a year.
Now. when the brewers, with their
knowledge of chemical processes and
their training in absolute cleanliness,
begin to make ice cream and to pro
vide places in which it is sold under
agreeable conditions, it is possible that
the practical and successful substitute
for the liquor saloon as a social meet
ing place may be discovered. At any
rate, the substitute will appear when
the men who attempt to provide some
thing that the people really want suc
ceed in finding it.
Kingston, the capital of Jamaica, has
a population of about 80,000, including
No Funded Debt
Equitable Trust Co.,
Colonial Trust Co.,
PROPERTIES Over 100.000 acres in Texas, practically all located on the Pennsyl
vania formation which runs through the Ranger and Burkburnett oil fields. This acreage was
originally selected for the Benedum-Trees interests of Pittsburgh by Dr. W. E. Wrather. an
eminent geologist of national reputation, who was responsible for locating the famous Duke
Pool in Comanche County, Texas, where a 5,000-barrel well was brought in not long ago.
EARNINGS Pittsburgh-Texas experts are now negotiating the purchase of important
producing properties in Oklahoma. These properties alone should show net earnings for 1918 of
over 10 on the total capital stock to be issued at this time. And it is estimated that for the next
twelve months, not less than 25 will be shown on the company's present capitalization, with
out including potential earnings from wells now drilling or to be drilled in Texas, or profits from
the company's refinery at Boynton. Oklahoma. Therefore, it will easily be in a position to pay
substantial dividends at a nearby date.
MANAGEMENT T. A. Neili. the Company's President, was for 28 years Superin
tendent of the South Penn Oil Co., a Standard Oil subsidiary, while John W. Leonard, one of
the Directors, was one of the first oil producers to enter Mexico, where he secured the acreage
that formed the nucleus of the Penn-Mex Co., later sold to the Standard Oil Company. These
men, and the Company's other officials, form a staff of oil and gas operators who have thor
oughly demonstrated their ability through the profitable upbuilding of other oil enterprises with
which Standard Oil or Benedum-Trees interests have been identified.
We offer for subscription, subject to prior sale. 250,000 shores of Pittsburgh-Texas Oil &
Cas stock at $8V2 per share. Subscription books ni'Z be closed on May 20. All applications
must be accompanied by a payment of $1 per share, balance to be paid on allotment In the
event of oversubscription, ne reserve the right to reject any application, or to allot a smaller
amount than applied for. Reservations may be telegraphed, followed by remittance in first mad.
Application vrill be made in doe tourie to list this stock en the Philadelphia and Pitts
burg Stock Exchanges, as osell as the Sev York Curb, thus assuring am
active market for the stock.
R. c. MEGARGEL & co.
27 PINE STREET, NEW YORK
This imformetton is Ml rsaraXssV. bnt Is U basest om Mtatrmtnl frrm
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BANKS TWICE FIDS
SO FEAR FELT FOR FINANCING
"WHEAT EV ELEVATOR.
Ample Insurance Declared Snfficicnt
Protection by President of
Portland banks, at least those affili
ated in the Portland Clearing House
association, have not taken action to
refuse to advance money on wheat
that might be stored in the St. Johns
municipal elevator, according to Emery
Olmstead, president of the Northwest
ern National bank, who is president of
the Clearing House association.
The Merchants' Exchange association
named a committee Wednesday to in
vestigate the subsidence of the ele
vator and report on steps being taken
to remedy It. A. Cohn was one of the
members, saying that he had been in
formed if the elevator was in the con- i
dition reported, banks would not
finance grain held there.
'So long as the property is covered
by insurance, I know of no reason why
money would not be advanced on
wheat there." said Mr. Olmstead.
John H. Burgard of the commission
of public docks, which has the con
struction of the elevator in charge,
said yesterday there is no question In
his mind as to Insurance and regards
that as a most remote detail.
An Inspection of the elevator was
made Wednesday by the commission
and George W. Koschke and George ".
Mason, two of five members of a board
of engineers named to look into the
settlement, and it is said all the sang
uine the settlement has ceased and
that it can be guarded against in the
On the three-foot concrete mat sup
porting the elevator, which, in turn.
rests on piling, is an accumulation of
sand that collected when the site was
being filled after the elevator was be
gun, that is said to represent at least
60 per cent of the total load when the
bins are filled with wheat. As the
sand is to be removed when the walls
are finished between the mat and main
structure, it is reasoned by the en
nineers that the entire load can be
POSTAL EXPANSION URGED
Foreign Trade Convention Urges
NEW YORK- Extension of interna
tional parcel post so as to give Ameri
can exporters an equipment equal to
that of Great Britain and other foreign
countriese, was strongly urged by the
Sixth National Foreign Trade conven
tion, which has just been held in Chi
cago. The convention was attended by
about 2000 delegates from all parts of
the country and representing all factors
of American productive industry, finance
and commerce. Much of the time of the
convention was devoted to consideration
of means for expanding our foreign
trade to meet the situation resulting
from the war. and it was shown that
extension of international parcel post
facilities would be very effective. At
Fits closing session the convention adopt
ed unanimously a declaration covering
the needs of our overseas commerce
which Included the following statement
on parcel post:
"The necessity for the extension of
International parcel post Is emphasized
by the fact that the United Statese
present enjoys such communication
with but approximately one-half as
many countries as have such communl
cation with Great Britain. The recent
activity of the post office department
in seeking to extend these facilities for
the United States is highly commend
RUSSIANS EASILY BEGUILED
Bolshevist Promises of Kasy Money
PARIS. (Correspondence of As
sociated Press.) BoUtTlsra, in the
untutored mind of the Russian praletar
iat, is a system under which everybody
has plenty of money and one needs to
work only two or three hours a day,
writes a special correspondent of
L'Intransigeant from Russia. The
money they needed, the moujihs were
told, they would find in the factories,
and all they would have to do would
be to go and get it. IMsappoinmen t
awaited them in most cases, for ths
great majority of the manufacturers
were ruined, and the office cash boxes
were generally empty. The next course
was to seize the proprietor by the
throat. ,-'WJix is our money?" they
Texas Oil & Gas
Par Value To be issued, $2,650,000
$5.00 No Preferred Stock
U. S. Mortgage & Trust Co., New York
Office of Company, Pittsburgh
would demand. "The money that we've
earned by our sweat and blood?"
One plant owner answered that he
had no money, and offered to prove by
his books that he had not even enough
to keep body and soul together.
The man fumbled through the books;
but being ignorant of the rule of three,
they could not understand the entries.
Then somebody found an entry of two
million rubles under "mortcages." the
Russian for which is "Amortizatsia."
"What is this?" they demanded fur
iously. "Amortizatzia must be the name
of a woman. She has gotten our mon
ey. Who is she? Where is she?"
The unfortunate employer vainly at
tempted to explain. The mob gave him
five minutes to "confess," after which
he was shot against his factory, wall.
RED CROSS IS WITHDRAWN
Work, in Asia Minor Tnrncd Over to
NEW YORK. Withdrawal of the
American Red Cross from relief work
in Aleppo. Aintab, Marash and other
districts north of Jerusalem in Asia
Minor and- its administration by the
American committee for Armenian and
Syrian relief was announced today by
John H. Finley. commissioner for the
Hod Cross for Palestine, who has just
returned from a trip to the r-r east.
Five hundred tons of cloth and general
supplies, valued at $366,706. which have
been In warehousps here awaiting ship
ment, will be turned over to the Amer
ican committee by the Red Cross, to
gether with considerable equipment
now in Pyria.
describing conditions in the rear
east. Mr. Finley said:
rrom the one town of Aintab 30,000
Armenians were driven into the desert
to die, and now there are. so far as we
can learn, only 4000 or 5000 alive. If
this proportion holds true throughout,
then nearly 850.000 men. women and
chil'lren perished In that desert.
"Throughout Asia Minor, beyond the
points to which the British and French
troops have advanced, the Armenians
are being persecuted by the Turks. The
fact that the armistice has been signed
makes no difference. By Individuals
and by groups, Armenians are being
killed. I know of one case where 100
Armenians were slaughtered, and an
other where 40 wer shot down all of
this since the armistice was signed."
AMERICAN GOVERNORS SING
Arizona, and New Mexico Executives
Entertained and Entertain.
JUAREZ. Mex. An American gov
ernor talking perfect Castillian Span
ish and another speaking what he
called "cowpuncher Mexican" was the
unique feature of the visit which Gov
ernor Thomas K. Campbell of Arizona
and Governor C. A. Larrazolo of New
Mexico paid to the military and civil
officials of Juarez during the welcome
home celebration in El Paso for Ari
zona and New Mexico overseas sol
Governor Larrazolo, horn in the city
of Chihuahua, speaks Spanish with all
of the eloquent phrasings of a Span
lah don. His formal speeches are espe
cially eloquent and he has the Castil
Man's gift for coining beautiful phrases
and epigramatlc expressions. Governor
Campbell, reared on the Arizona range,
picked up his Spanish from Mexicans
with whom he rode the range and,
while less elegant than the New Mex
ico governor's. Is equally expressive.
At the entertainment in their honor
Governor Larrazolo consented to sing
"La Golindrina," the famous Mexican
love song and. not to be outdone. Gov
ernor Campbell sang the wailing,
falsetto Spanish songs of the Mexican
vaquero as he rides the range on
stormy nights. Both were greatly ap
preciated and applauded by the Mexi
WEALTHY MAN SHOT DEAD
Slayer Alleges Victim Owed Her
$5000 in Royalties.
CHICAGO. 111. Paul Frederick Vol
land, wealthy head of the art.publish
ing company, which bears his name,
was shot and instantly killed in his
office here this afternoon by a woman
said to be demented.
The woman gave her Tiame as Mrs.
Vera Trepagnier and her age as 60
years. She said she was the widow of
a wealthy New Orleans sugar planter.
According fo clerks in Volland's of
fice, the woman had a hallucination
that the publishing company owed her
15000 in royalties. They-said that her
claim was visionary.
According to employese. the woman
recently brought a small picture of
George Washington for enlargement,
publication and Bale. Volland, it was
said, planned to put the picture on tho
market, but had not yet done so.
In the interview which preceded the
shooting it was said that Mrs. Trepag
nier insisted that Volland was with
holding profits from the sale of the pic
ture. Sourdoughs Rule Anchorage.
ANCHORAGE. Alaska "Sourdoughs"
control civic affairs In Anchorage, the
youngest town In the territory. In the
election last fall to select seven prop
erty owners to act as an advisory
council to the Alaskan Engineering
commission in administration of town
site business, six of the seven elected
were members of the Pioneers of Alas
ka, Igloo No. 15. In the recent school
election, all three members of the
school board elected were pioneers who
defeated four "chechacos."
Imports of coffee into this country
have Increased 100,000,000 pounds a,
year since Auirust 1. 1914.
NORTHWEST BRIDCE A IRO.X
P. O. Box 988. Phone Main 1193.
It jKcADMIRAL line.
8. S. "CITY OF TOPFKA"
9 P. M., May 17. 1U17.
To North Bend, ilarshf ield. Eureka, in
Francisco, connecting with eteamers to tos
Angles and San Dleico. Tickets sold to all
thee points and bacirajce chocked throUKtv
Tickets sold to all principal ports In Alaska.
Mak your reeervations two weeks In advance.
Klmt dteamer leaves Seattle tor Nome
and 6t. Michael June 1.
Hook vour freiKht for the orient via the
S. S. "WKST CEL.INA." MlUn June 15.
Ticket Office, 101 Third frt..
Main H A. 3335.
Loral Freight Office, Kaat 4331.
Frank. J. O'Connor, Geo. Agent-
S. S. ROSE CITY
Sails From Portland
to San Francisco Only
3 P. M, MAY 24.
and Every 9 Days
San Francisco & Portland
S. S. Lines.
Tickets at Consolidated Ticket Office.
Phones Main 353, A 661 L.
Freight. Alnswortn Dark. Broad
way -, A 1-Z4.
The Dalles and Way Points.
Sailings, Tuesdays, Thursdays and
Saturdays, 10 P. M.
DALLES COLUMBIA LINE
Ash St. Dock. Broadway 345
San Francisco, Los Angeles
and San Diego
Steamer Sailing Friday. StSO P.
M. Bollans. Agent, 122 3d St.
Phone Mala 36.
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