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TO BEGIN AT ONCE
Federal Government Orders
FIVE ITEMS INCLUDED
Mouth of Willamette, Harbor in
Xorth Portland and Cowlitz
River Among Projects.
Instructions o proceed with pre
liminary examination of the channel
between the mouth of the Willam
ette river and Vancouver, North
Portland harbor, the Cowlitz river.
Deep river and Deer Island slough
and recommend whether survey be
made with a view to improvements
as outlined in the authorization bill
recently passed, have been received
by Major Richard Park, corps of
engineers, U. S. A.
As to the channel to Vancouver,
the original project for which a
low-water depth of 20 feet, the bill
calls for preliminary examination
and report as to the United States
maintaining a 25-foot channel, if
such a depth is established by the
Port of Vancouver.
Hurhor Channel Included.
The North Portland harbor item
is with respect to a channel 300 feet
wide and 25 feet deep from the
interstate bridge to the mail channel
near the mouth of the Willamette
including the consideration of co
operation by local interests. That
channel was improved by the Port
of Portland last year, provision be
ing1 made through action of the leg
islature, and recent reports show it
to have shoaled.
On the Cowlitz river the examina
tion will be made with a view of
preparing plans and estimates .of
cost of control of flood waters,
while the Deer island and Deep
river items contemplate general bet
terments. All reports will be for
warded to the chief of engineers,
and on their being acted on will be
determined a definite programme.
I'utilie Jlenrinpr at Kelso.
As to the Cowlitz river work
Major Park will conduct a public
hearing at Kelso at 11 o'clock Fri
day morning with respect to an ap
plication from the Long-Bell Lum
ber company to utilize part of the
estuary of the stream for log boom
purposes, agreeing to improve the
opposite side as a channel. The
hearing will be conducted at the
office of the company, and testimony
will be considered for or against
the application. The company plans
a log boom on its property, where
an immense lumber manufacturing
enterprise will be established,
ureugmg ana omer worK being;
already under way, but such addi
tional space is regarded essential
that the proposal for utilizing part
of the river area has been made.
DOCK WORKKKS AGAIN BUSY
Activities at Terminal No. 2 Are
on Inerea.se Steadily.
Business at terminal No. 2 this
week promises to give the dock
force ample jobs since the delivery
of 4O00 barrels of cement there Sat
urday by the steamer Wahkeena. A
larger cargo than usual followed on
the arrival Monday of the steamer
Senator of the Admiral line, which
leaves there this morning with about
an equal load, afforded plenty of
activity in making deliveries. In
addition the steamer Multnomah is
due there today with 4000 barrels of
cement, the Annette Rolph Avlll be
there tomorrow and the Lehigh of
the Nawsco intercoastal service,
should be tied up there Friday with
a varied assortment o.f consign
ments. The location of the terminal at
the foot of East Washington street
has proved convenient in many ways,
and except for delays at times at
bridges the actual hauling distance
as compared with some of the lower
west side berths has made it de
sirable for delivery of freight to
west side zones. On the dispatch of
freight by railroad, facilities are
satisfactory as demonstrated Mon
day when 16 cars were handled with
general merchandise. In those load
ed was included much sugar from
DOCK BOXD ISSUE DROPPED
Mayor of North Bend Says People
Will Not Vote Improvement.
NORTH BEXD, Or., Oct. 10. (Spe
cial ) Mayor Loggie declares that
the people of North Bend consider
the proposed bond issue of $75,00-0
too -much for the city to expend at
this time for a new municipal dock,
and the measure will not go on
the ballot this fall, as it seems cer
tain of defeat. The city is in a
peculiar position with regard to
general water shipping, having no
public dock where vessels will call,
as the dock has been condemned by
the city and freighting cannot be
done over the dock.
Under the stress of necessity the
Kruse & Banks shipyard, three
quarters of a mile from the center
of the city, is taking care of such
craft as call there to discharge
Mate Held for Brutal Assault.
ABERDEEN, Wash., Oct. 10.
(Special.) Fred Hansen, 44. former
mate of the barkentine Rolph, was
yesterday bound over to the Ta
coma federal grand jury to answer
a charge of a brutal assault on an
able seaman while the Rolph was
on the high seas on the way to
Callao, Peru, last February. His
bond was fixed at $5000 by United
States Commissioner T. H. McKay.
Hansen is accused of having beaten
a sailor with a knotted rope, then
.slugged him with an iron bar.
Boiler for Tug- Vnder Way,
Construction of a Scotch mar'ne
boiler for the government tug Wil
son to replace one now in service
is under way at the plant of the
Wilamette Iron & Steel Works, and
the vessel is to be here in about six
weeks so the installation may be
cn-ried out. There may be other
work performed of a minor charac
ter while the Wilson-is in port.
Pari nc Coast Shipping: Xotes.
ASTOr.lA, Or.: Oct. 10. (Special.)
The motor schooner Sierra arrived at
3 o'clock this afternoon from San Pedro
am went to Wnstporc to load lumber.
Urinetng (rneral orients L cargo for
Fnrrland, the steamer West Kader ar
rived at S:IS this afternoon from Japan.
The British steamer Canadian Ott
rver arrived at 11:39 this morn-frig
fmm Ocean Falls. B. C. and after !;--rhartnn
( tons of wood pulp here,
left at P. M. for San Pedro.
The steam schooner Annett Rolph
arrived at 1 o'clock this momln from
fan Francisco and la discharging bariey
a,t the port terminals, as well as load
ing barbed wire for San Francisco. She
will shift to Portland tonight.
The steamer Depere, due from Grays
Harbor, is to load 20 tona of flour here
for South America.
The steamer Forest King; with lumber
from Portland and Wauna, left a-t 4:30
today for i5an Pedro.
The tank steamer W. F. Herrtn 'ar
rived at 11:30 today from California
with fuel oil and went to Portland.
- Bringing a cargo of fuel oil, the tank
steamer Captain A. F. Lucas arrived at
11:30 today from California, en route
The steamer Steel Inventor, from New
York via San Francisco, arrived at 11:30
today from California and proceeded to
The British steamer Gla-morganehire,
with general freight from Portland and
flour and spruce lumber from Astoria,
left at 8:30 this morning for Europ.
via San Francisco.
The steam schooner -Willamette ar
rived at 7:30 last night from San Fran
cisco, bringing barley and asphaltum,
which she is to discharge at Portland.
She will load lumber at St. Helens.
A dense fo?, both inside- the river and
at sea, interfered materially with the
movement of ves.els last ryight and sev
eral were compelled to wait outside
until this morning before crossing.
The steam schooner F. H. Ioop ar
rived at 10 o'clock this morning from
San Francisco ajid is loading lumber at
Warrenton. She will ehift tomorrow
morning to Westport. where she will
complete her cargo.
After discharging fuel oil in Portland
the tank steamer W. S.. Porter left at
12:30 today for California.
After discharging fregiht in Portland
the steam schooner Daisy is scheduled to
shift tonight to Kn-appton. where she
win load iiio.ooo reet of lumber.
The stetm schooner Multnomah ar
riveed at 11:15 today, from Sat Fran
cisco with freight for Portland and will
load Jumber at St. Helens.
COOS BAT. Or.. Oct. 10. (Special.)
The gasoline schooner Osprey, Captain
Dave Calvin, arrived from Rogue river
today for a general merchandise cargo
for Gold Beach.
The fishing schooner Daiwy arrived in
port, having a lumber cargo loaded,' at
the cuehner mi IK
The steam eehooner Martha Buehner
departed for San Pedro.
The steamer Admiral Goodrich, which
came in yesterday from Portland, de
parted for Eureka and San Francisco
after taking on al umber shipment at
the terminal dock.
GRAYS HARBOR, Wash., Oct. 10.
(Special.) The steamers Mundelta, Tam
alpais and Edna Christensen went down
the. bay this afternoon, expecting to
clear late today for their respective des
tinations. The Mundelta. loaded with
yearly 2,000,000 .feet of lumber from sev
eral harbor mills, is destined ' for New
York, the Edna Chrtstensen for the
Donovan ya,rds in San Pedro and the
Tamalpais for the E. K. Wood docks at
The steamer Santa Eulalfa shifted this
afternoon from the Northwestern mill,
Hoquiam. to the Grays Harbor mill, also
Construction of" a radio house at the
Grays Harbor Stevedore company's of
fice on East Heron street is now nearing
completion. When the house Is ready
the radio outfit will be installed imme
diately. It will be one of the most
powerful outfits in the northwest, with
a sending radius of about 100O miles.
TACOMA. Wash., Oct. 10. There was
an increased number of deep-sea vessels
in and out of Tacoma during the last
month when compared with September
of last year, the report of Harbormaster
Rowland shows. In September this year
the arrivals numbered 115, or 284,573
tons. The departures were 113 or 12K4.712
tons. Last year there were 8(i arrivals
of 217,Utl tuns and 85 departures of
271,191 tons. In this list during the last
month there were 50 foreign ships.
In his report to Mayor Wawcett, Har
bormaster Rowland calls attention to the
-need of a drydock here and cites the
steamer Santa Cruz and Captain O. B.
Lindholm. The Santa Cruz of the Gracce
line shifted to Seattle to drydock and at
considerable expense to the owners of
the ship, and then returned here to load.
This is a frequent case.
At the port piers today the Willhilo
of the Williams line was loading for
the east coast. This vessel was expected
to shift to the smelter during the even
ing or twrorrow morning to load. The
Japanese steamers Nanka Maru and Ori
dono Maru were both taking cargo here
for the orient. The Oridono was expected
to sail during the afternoon for Yoko
hama via ports. The Quinauit, in the
coasting trade, returned to the port pier
from the Puget Sound Lumber company
mill to finish loading lumber for Cali
fornia. The Hawaii Maru of the Asuka Sho
shen Kaisha line returned from Van
couver. B. C., this morning and com
menced loading grain for Europe. The
Hawaii sails from Tacoma October 20.
The Ed na, which arrived at the ter
minal dock with cargo, loaded marble, '
canned goods and other freight today
and shifted to Seattle. The vessel will 1
return here tomorrow to complete her
The Wheatland Montana of the Ad
miral line is expected at the Tacoma
grain dock this week to load oriental
i. ine -resident AIcKinley is due
next week to load here for Manila.
The American-Hawaiian lino will
represented here at Tacoma this week
UJ feis. ine Georgian was an
arrival today at the Baker dock from
the east coast with freight
Ohfoan is due Wednesday. The Georgian
win sail outbound Wednesday evennie-
oth vessels have a large amount of
ua iitrifni to load Here.
I he Japanese steam pi- or-)i
shifted to Vancouver tonight to complete
' - """3in iviaru is expected
here to load for the orient this week
The Celilio. from San Francfsco,' is
looked for tomorrow at )ha i
Rambler to Go to Alaska.
KELSO, Wash..- Oct. in (Cn0
cial.) C. F. Kletsch of this city
who is president of the Alaska Blue
Fox Farm company, has purchased
the Boat Rambler, a combination
motor and sail boat, which he will
use in the operation of prospecting
parties along: the Alaskan coast
The boat is 42 feet in length
To Arrive at Portland.
Vessel From. Data.
Gothic Star Europe Oct. 10
Steel Inventor Seattle Oct. 30
Walter Luckenbach.New York Oct. 19
City of Durham. ...New York Oct. 11
Lehigh Portland, Me. Oct. 11
West Katen S. America. . .Oct. 11
Ohioan . .Europe Oct. 13
Paui Luck en bach . . .New York . . . .Oct. 14
Georgian New York... Oct. 15
West Kader Orient Oct. 10
Adra. Farrasrut San Diego Oct. 16
Wm. A. McKennev. -New York. .. Oct. 19
Ad ui. Goodrich S.F and way. Oct. Itt
To .Depart from Portland.
Vessel For. Data.
Eagl New York.. . .Oct. 10
Hose City san Fran. . . .Oct. 11
Senator pan Diego. .. .Oct. 11
Steel Inventor New York. . . .Oct. 1
Walter Luckenbach-New York Oct. 13
1 ayoi Maru Japan Oct. 14
Eastern Sailor Orient Oct. li
Georgian New York....Oc 27
Admirtl Farrajrut. . . San Dieyo... Oct" IS
Wm. S. McKlnney. .New York. Oct" 20
Admiral Goodrich S.F. and way. Oct. 21
' Yeseele In Port,
Annette Rolph -Couch street. -
Baron Cawdor West Oregon mi;i.
Benvorlirft Penineula mill.
Daisy Matthews St. Helens.
dauntless. .......... Astoria.
Devon City Peninsula mill.
Eastern Satior Globe mill.
Eagle . -Terminal No. 1
&cuia Astoria. x
Ktna Maru Astoria
Forest King. ...... Prescott.
F. S. LfOOp Warrenton,
Frank Li. Stout Westport.
Geo. Washington. ... Terminal No. 4.
K- V. Kruse Victoria Dolphin.
La Merced Port. Ves. Oil mill.
Margaret Couarhlan. Inmnn-Poulaen'a
Nankok Maru Westport.
wiegon Pine. . Peninsuia mfll.
Oregon Fir Peninsula mill
Pawiet St -ln!'n? Moor inn.
Rose City Ainsworth dock
Senator Terminal No. 2
n-: Mead North Bank Dock.
Willamette J-ifft up.
oi.Maru St. Helens.
Closing time for the trans-Pacific
maUs at the Portland main post office ia
as follows tone hour earlier at Station G
.IS2 Oak street:
For Hawaii.." :4Fi P. M.. Octoher 18, per
steamer Maul, from San Francisco.
For Japan. China and Philippines.
11:30 P- M October 13. per aieamer
President Madtson. from Seattle
For Haws i and China. 7:4.; P M. Oct
1. r"r teamer Pres. Cleveland, from
For Hawaii and Australia. 1 A. M.,
Oct. 1. Pr steamer Sonoma, from San
BUILDING SHIPS SLUMPS
V. S. LOSS IS GREATEST IN
WO K I, D -WI D E REDUCTION.
England, France and Holland
Lead America With Japan and
Dominions at Heels.
NEW YORK. Oct. 10. A world
wide slump in shipbuilding with the
United States showing by far the
greatest loss was disclosed today in
litfures compiled by Lloyds Register.
With reference to this country the
register shows that:
1. Counting only ships on which
work actually is in progress, the
United States is led by England,
France and Holland. Japan and
British dominions are right on the
heels of the United States,
2. The United States is building
only 6 per cent of the world's ton
nage; England is building 60 per
cent and the other maritime nations
34 per cent combined.
3. This country has only 150.000
tons of ships in the yards; has not
contracted for any new ones since
last July 1, and has largely sus
pended work on those already on
'A. America's decline since the
post-armistice peak of vessel con
struction has been 4,036.000 tons
a goodly percentage of the decline
for all the world, which aggregates
only 5,346,000 tons.
5. Her shipyards are building
only one-third as much tonnage as
they were a year ago; Great Bri
tain's are building one-half.
6. t America is building today only
2000 tons more of freight bottoms
than she was at the outbreak of the
world war In July, 1914 ; all other
nations taking into account the
wholesale suspension of building
during the last three months, aggre
gate 919,000 tons above the pre-war
construction totals; Great Britain is
building 1,200.000 tons, compared
with 1.750,000 she had under way in
Lloyds points to these figures as
a "striking indication of how the
volume of shipbuilding is falling off
through the scarcity of new orders
to replace work to be completed."
"During the last quarter the ship
yards of all countries combined
started on new work aggregating
only 187,527 gross tons, while in the
same period 476,000 tons of shippin
were launched, the launchings being
more than two and one-half times
the volume of new work."
In the United States it is shown
there have been virtually no ne
launchings in the three months, or
no new orders. Great Britain's
launchings have been nearly four
times her new contracts.
The register alio notes a sharp
decrease in the construction of
tankers throughout the world, the
decline in the last quarter having
been 140,000 gross tons.
Report From Mouth of Colombia.
NORTH HEAD. Oct. 10. Condition of
trie Bf a at a P. M., moderate: wind.
TALES HALT WEDDING
(Continue From First Taev
sibility which he alone will bear,
unless these friends, at the proper
time and place, volunteer to repeat
what they told to him."
Charges Held Unfounded.
"The statements of Mr. Candler's
'friends are utterly unfounded, and
untrue, and I do not believe that
they are even believed by him," Mrs.
de Bouchele said in reply to the
statement issued by 3Ir. Thompson.
"At any rate, the first statement in
his letters to me before I came to
Atlanta accused me of receiving
men in my room during: the reunion
here in 1919. This I disproved in
the presence of Mr. Candler and his
son. They then charged me with
pleading- wit ha traveling salesman
to come and. see me in my room , at
the Piedmont hotel, and only allow
ing him to leave me on his promise
to come and see me in New Orleans."
Mrs. de Bouchele said she would
demand arid "would have a retrac
tion of slanderous charges against
her character and the names of the
persons responsible for their d is
semination . in Atlanta and else
where." Wedding All Arranged.
She had journeyed to Chattanooga
several days ago, Mrs. de Bouchele
said, after Mr. Candler had tele
graphed her at Reno that "circum
stances positively prevent my fill
ing engagement with you on Sep
All arrangements had been com
pleted for the wedding to take place
the evening: of September 20, Mra
de Bouchele said. Mutual friends
had obtained the promise of the only
Methodist minister in Reno to re
main over from a vacation in order
to perform the ceremony in compli
ance with Mr. Candler's wishes.
On Friday before the date set for
the wedding, she received Mr. Cand
ler's first telegram stating his in
ability to fill the engagement. She
then again planned to postpone it
as he had written her he was busy
engaged in completing a bank mer
ger and wanted to finish it before
leaving on the Philippine honey
moon they had planned.
Charge Related In Letter.
In a second telegram definitely
breaking the engagement, she said
he stated that he was writing full
particulars. The letter told of the
charge which had been made against
Then followed her efforts to have
him give the names of the inform
ants which he had steadfastly re
fused to do. "With her attorney,
Harry Gamble, of New Orleans, she
again made efforts to obtain the
names of the men who accused her.
Mr. Gamble cameto At lan ta from
Chattanooga last week and it was
after her inability to obtain the
names that Mrs. de Bouchele came
Mr de Bouchele in her statement
today which followed the conference
with Mr. Candler and his son, Asa
Jr.. said she could not understand
the attitude of the capitalist. "'I
felt sorry for him," her statement
read. "He told me he still loves me
and wants to marry me, and that he
does not believe this hideous slander
which has been taken to him. and
yet he refused to give the name of
the man or men who accused me."
Plana ot Revealed.
"He told me he was wretched and
unhappy and did not care whether
he lived or died. He aid he would
prefer for me to go home and await
a while and announce the breaking
of the engagement and give as my
reason anything detrimental to his
character that I might see fit. Of
course, I would not do such a thing,
for I know nothing against his
character, although I insist that he
owes it to me to give me the names
of those who acccuse me."
Mrs. de Bouchele declined to state
what action she would institute, if
any, to force a disclosure of the
identity of those he said had ac
cused her. Mrs. de Bouchele's state
"ilr. Candler and I were to have
been married on September 20. All
arrangements were made, clergy
man engaged, cards of announce
ment printed, and we were to be at
home here in Atlanta on Octo
"On September 15 he wrote me
that it would not be fair to marry
me and bring me here, where I
would be slighted on account of re
ports "circulated here against me.
Heart Declared Broken.
"These reports, according to him,
were that during a confederate re
union in Atlanta three or four years
ago, when I had the supreme honor
of being chaperone general, and
when I was attended every moment,
I had solicited two men to visit
me at the hotel at night.
"These reports had been brought
io him, he said, from 'sources he was
bound to believe, just before he was
to take the train for our wedding.
They would, he said, follow me
wherever I might go. I would never
be able to hold my head up again:
Tbis hideous slander and Mr.
Candler's reception of It and his
saying my future is ruined, have
broken my heart; but my will is not
broken, and I have faith that God
will give me courage to defend
"I have come here against all my
tiaining. against all my instincts,
but a good name is all that woman
has, and I mean to put the dastards
who have contrived this despicable
scheme to destroy me behind the
bars if there is any justice
in Georgia. 4
Candlers Oppoae Wedding.
"I have always known that the
Candlers opposed my marriage to
Mr. Candler, and he will not deny
that twice after our engagement,
long after, I offered to release-him.
"He vehemently refused and cried
that I was cruel to suggest it.
"Who is cruel now?
"It was never necessary on that
count to put this foul dishonor on
"But they have blundered.
"This clumsy conspiracy fixes the
time so fortunately for me that I
can prove my innocence against all
the perjurers and hired assassins
they can bring.
"I was chaperone-general at the
reunion of Confederate veterans in
a suite of rooms with other women
of unimpeachable character and
under conditions so highly honor
able to me that none but desperate,
stupid dolts, or people recklessly
certain of their power in Atlanta
would ever conceive the idea of
making me out a common degraded
woman in the very hour that I was
crowned with the very highest and
most sacred .honor that can come
to a southern woman.
"When I received Mr. Candler's
letter containing this abominable
charge and saying I could not come
to Atlanta without insult I imme
diately left for the south and came
to Chattanooga, for I was loath to
come to Atlanta.
"From there I asked Mr. Candler
for the names of my accusers and
who were his informants. He de
clined to give the information and
made the astonishing statement that
it was best for me not to know.
"A woman's reputation to be
stolen and she to accept it and to be
dismissed with a goody-goody pat
on the shoulder!
"I sent an attorney to represent
to Mr. Candler th right to defend
myself from these slanderers, if
there were any suclt persons, which
I had then begun to doubt.
"It is unbelievable, but he still
refused to divulge the names, and
seemed to expect me to go quietly
off in some remote corner of the
world to hide and leave him and his
family triumphant here to sneer
more at unsuspecting' women.
Traveling Salenman In Case.
"The only satisfaction given the
attorney was these solicited visits
were to' be understood not as mere
social calls but for improper pur
poses; that one of the visitors Was
a traveling salesman.
"I do not believe any men, or man,
has made any such statements, but
if there are such they have been
brought to this villainy, and I call
on the respectable and honorable
class of the traveling salesmen to
investigate him oi; them and protect
a defenseless .woman against con
spiracy and perjury.
"Why was this brought against
me in Atlanta, distant from my home
and friends, where the Candlers are
so powerful that people call the
city Candlerville? '
"Already investigators and detec
tives have combed my life in New
Orleans in vain.
"Judge Candler had gone there
early in the summer.
"Immediately after that a stream
of ugly letters began to flow into
Atlanta, it is said.
Detectives Are Kmployed.
"I know tie employed detectives.
My negro chauffeur, who had been
with me nine years, was so hounded
by repeated visits of the detectives
to his home in the country, 40 miles
from New Orleans, that the boy was
brought into suspicion with his wife
and neighbors and had to leave
home and hunt work elsewhere.
"It is an honor to this negro boy
that he resisted the 'inducements
offered him and went away to the
heavy labor on the rice fields rather
than sell his employer, who had
never been otherwise than kind to
"With all this nothing was found
against me and the wedding was to
be held September 20.
"Will any just human being be
lieve that the transfer of these in
famous attempts against me to At
lanta at the last minute just in time
to prevent Mr. Candler from step
ping on the train was other than a
lust desperate attempt to break up
the marriage at the expense of the
destruction of a woman who had
never done them any harm, and who
would have released Mr. Candler at
any time he would have asked it in
an honorable way?
"I have humbled myself again and
again to entreat, to implore Mr.
Candler to place me where I can
"I never believed till now that he
was, that he could be a party to this
"I will never submit.
"If the laws of Georgia will, pun
ish these conspirators for theeir
crime against me -they ehall be
KUrbt Is Only Safety.
"Only as - a last resort have I
gotten my consent to make thia
'An open fight against these un
derground burrows is my only
safety. I have no other course. I
have not a living male relative."
Mrs. De Bouchele asserted that
she demanded of Mr. Candler "to
know the . name of this traveling
salesman. He refused to tell me.-j
He still refuses. But now he tells
me. when he and his son came here
to see me, that he did not talk to
the man himself that the man
talkede to his son, Ast Jr.. that
there is not one man. but two."
Declaring that she was in Chat
tanooga about 10 days prior -to com
ing to Atlanta. Mrs. De Bouchele
said she registered there under the
name of "Mrs. C. D. Rogers." for
the purpose of "escaping those nasty
detectives who are foil-owing me."
Long-Bell Company Has Stage.
KELSO. Wash.. Oct. 10. (Spe
cial.) The Long-Bell Lumber com-
panv has received the first of the
large new stages which it will op
erate on the run from Kelso to the
ferry at their mill site. This stage
has a capacity of 20 passengers.
PROFIT BY PADDING
LAID TO APPRAISER
Own Property Held Valued
Far Over Sale Price.
STATEMENT IS ISSUED
Bonus Commission Denies Charge
or H. J. Overturf That Dis
missal Was Political.
In explanation of its reasons for
dismissing H. J. Overturf of Bend
as appraiser for Deschutes county
the world war veterans' state aid
cjmmission at a meeting in Port
land Monday gave out a statement
specifjcally charging that Overturf
had not only been guilty of nu
merous other derelictions, but In
one instance had actually padded an
appraisal of property owned by him
in order to sell it to an ex-service
The name of the ex-service man
was not mentioned.
"Ovarturf filled out the soldier's
application blank," said the state
ment, which was signed by four
members. Governor Olcott not being
present, "and in his own handwrit
ing represented and caused the
service man to swear that he was
purchasing the property from Over
turf for $4100 when in truth he was
buying it for J3200 from Overturf,
without putting up a dollar of
money, having, pursuant to Over
turf's suggestion, according to the
sworn testmiony of the service man,
represented the value and purchase
price at J4100 in order to obtain
the maximum loan of 3000 from the
Statement I Iiiotd.
Following is the commission's
statement in full:
At the regular meeting of the
world war veterans' state aid com
mission, attended by all five com
missioners, on October 2, the com
mission summarily removed H. J.
Overturf of Bend as appraiser for
the commission in Deschutes county.
Mr. Overturf had been one of the
commission's agents since the be
ginning of the state's operations in
administering the soldiers' home
and farm loan law, which appoint
ment was unanimously made by the
In removing Mr. Overturf from
this position of trust the commission
was moved by a firm and unani
mous conviction that he had not
represented either the best inter
ests of the state of Oregon or of the
ex-servfe men of Deschutes county,
but had interested himself in the
disposal of his own property in
recommending the lending of money
voted by the people for the benefit
of ex-service men.
Mr. Overrurf subsequent to the
commission's action has issued a
public statement charging that the
action was the result of political
animosities between himself and
the chairman of the board. Governor
In addition to being an unwar
ranted and wholly unfounded at
tack upon the governor this is also
a reflection upon the integrity of
every member of the commission.
The motion for Mr. Overturf's
prompt dismissal from his position
of trust in connection with the han
dling of soldier aid moneys was not
made nor was it seconded by the
chairman of the board. However,
all members of the commission were
of one mind and, after hearing the
mass of facts and circumstances
whic it had gathered affecting Mr.
Overturf's operations as an ap
praiser, it was the prompt and
unanimous decision that he be dis
missed. Grand Jury Probe Considered.
In reaching this decision the com
mission also decided that ir was its
duty to refer the facts and circum
stances in connection with land
appraisals in Deschutes county to
the attorney-general of the state
with the end in view of having the
grand jury for Deschutes county
make a thorough investigation.
The commission made no charges
of crime against Mr. Overturf or
anv other person. But it did con
clude that the facts it had consid
ered in reaching its decisions ougnt
to be made the subject of further
inquiry by the proper authorities
for the purpose of determining
whether any further action beyond
the removal of the appraiser was
necessary further to safeguard the
proper interests of the ex-service
men and of the state.
The commission's action in regard
to Mr. Overturf was final and con
clusive and no further investigation
was needed in order for the commis
sion to determine that he had not
performed his duties with a proper
regard for the interests of the state
or ex-service men.
In concluding that Mr. Overturf
had padded the values of property
for the purpose of gaining state
loans the commission was unable to
minimize that dereliction in its own
mind on the grounds of his possible
sympathy for the ex-service men,
since one of the most flagrant cases
was one in which Mr. Overturf was
disposing of his own property and
therefore stood to profit personally
from the transaction at the manifest
expense of both the ex-service men
of Oregon and of the taxpayers oi
Other Transactions Charged.
This particular case, which is re
ferred to only as showing the true
reason for Mr. Overturf's dismissal
as being for the best interests of
ex-service men and the state, was
one wherein Mr. Overturf, as owner
and AUer of the property, proceeded
to ' t as appraiser himself, and
after entering into a contract with
the purchaser to sell the same for
$3200, filled out the soldier's appli
cation blank and in his own hand
writing Mr. Overturf represents and
causes the service man to swear that
he is purchasing the property from
Overturf for $4100, when in truth
and in fact he is buying it ior $3200
from Overturf without actually put
ting up a dollar of money, having,
pursuant to Overturf's suggestion,
according to the sworn testimony
of the service man, represented the
value and purchase price at $4100
in order to secure the maximum loan
of $3000 from the state.
After filling out the application
blank referred to Mr. Overturf
makes, signs and returns to the
commission an appraisal qf $4100
upon the property which he is sell
ing for $3200.
There are numerous other trans
actions that guided the commission
in dismissing Mr. Overturf. In ar
riving at its decision the commis
sion found no other course that was
consistent with the proper perform
ance of its duties. The members
of the commission can only regret
that there has been consequent in
convenience to the ex-service men
of Deschutes county growing out of
the derelictions of duty of its agents
and invites attention to the fact
that it acted promptly and fully the
instant that all the facts in this
case had been determined.
SAM A. KOZER.
Serretarv of State.
GEORGE A. WHJTE.
Ad j'Jt ant-General.
ARTHUR C. SPENCER. Member.
LYMAN a. RICE, Member.
East Side Club to Meet,
City candidates and state measures
will be discussed at the regular
monthly meeting of the East Side
Business Men's club to be held at
the club rooms on Thursday night,
October 19. The meeting will be
known as the pre-election gathering
aid the two-minute speeches by each
of the candidates for city commis
sioner telling why he should be
elected will be the curtain-raiser
after a dinner has been served in
the banquet room by the ladies of
the Central Presbyterian church. The
compulsory school measure will be
debated with William F. Woodward,
school director, urging the passage
of the measure and Judge James P.
tSapleton opposing it. Other meas
ures will be discussed.
YOUNG TEXAN IS WONDER
Galveston Boy Columbia Vnlvers
Ity's Latest Prodegy.
NEW YORK, Oct. 10. Columbia
university's latest academic prodigy,
Daniel Berman, 12 years old, who
bails from Galveston, Texas, told his
professors and classmates today
that he expected to complete ht
four-year course in 24 years. If
he does, officials at the university
say, he will establish a world's rec
ord, even for prodigies.
Daniel, who entered the freshman
class this fall, yearns so much for
an education that he will attend
summer school. He weights only
98 pounds, but has hopes of putting
on enough weight to play football.
He expects to become a lawyer.
Carline Extension Asked. '
Petitions are being circulated in
the eBaumont district requesting
that the eBaumont street carline be
extended to provide better trans
portation facilities for the people re
siding in the district from Siskiyou
to Fremont streets, from Forty-Second
street East. It is held that the
Portland Railway. Light & Power
company promised an extension of
the line at the time of the campaign
to raise carfares-to 8 cetns. Officials
of the company are said to have of
fered little encouragement to a visit
ing delegation, but to have said they
would take cognizance of a petition
signed b ythe residents.
Stevedore's Back Broken.
HOQUIAM. Wash., Oct. 10. (Spe
cial.) Breaking of a sling, precipi
tating a load of lumber' to the lecH
of the schooner Santa Eulalia, load
ing &t Northwestern mill, here, this
morning, part of the load striking
John Dougherty, stevedore, break
ing his back, crushing his chest and
breaking one leg. At the hospital
where he was taken, it was said to
night he had small chance of recov
ery. A sister in the Isle of Man is
his only known relative.
Visiting Is Still Hazardous.
A man must be careful of the
company he keeps, and if the hof.t is
a moonshiner the guest is taking a
chance with his liberty, contended
United States Commissioner Frarer.
yesterday in holding Albert Bach
for grand jury investigation on a
charge of violating the prohibition
law. Bach was arrested at 4100
Sixty-eighth avenue, where a dis
mantled still and a quantity of mash
were found. Bach declared he was
only a visitor at the house.
Ship Reports by Radio.
By the Radio Corporation of America,
(The Radio Corporation of America, in
eo-operatlftn with the United States public
health service and the Spamen's Church
Institute, will receive requests for medical
rr surgical advice through lta KPH ban
Francisco wtatlon without cost.)
All positions reported st 8 V. M. Mon
day unless otherwise Indicated.
ATLANTA CITY, San Fedro for Yoko
hama. 1952 miles west ot San Pedro,
October 8. , ,
COLONEL E. L. DRAKE. Honolulu
for San Pedro. 90 mllea from Honolulu,
HEFFRON. Manila tor nan r rm-im:u,
860 miles west of Honolulu, noon. Octo-
bewArOTAPTJ. Newcastle for Vancouver.
1200 miles west of San Francisco. Octo-
CITT OF LOS ANGELES, Fan Pedro
for Honolulu. 392 miies west of ban
Pedro, October 8.
MAKAWKLL. KaanapaU for San Fran
cisco, 457 mileo from San Francisco.
October 8. .
MAl'NOANUI. San Francisco for Syd
ney, 780 miles from 6an Francisco,. Octo
' WAPAMA, Everett for San Francisco,
170 miles north ot San Francisco.
CEL1LO. San Francisco for Seattle, 4.3
miles north of San Francisco.
WEST KADER. latitude 48:42 north,
longitude 135:55 wet, orient for Portland.-
MAUI, Honolulu for fan Francisco.
486 miles from Saa Francisco. October 8.
ALGONQUIN, ban Francisco tor Tsinn
tau, 1394 miles from baa Francisco,
WEST KADER. Shlmiaxu tor t-oriiano,
500 miles from Columbia river, Octo
THOMAS. Manila for San Francisco.
1696 miles from San Francisco, October 8.
CITY OF HONOLULU, Honolulu for
Los Ange!e. 412 mile east of Honolulu,
M ATSONI A, San Francisco for Hono
lulu. 1537 miles from ban Francisco.
ATLAS. El Segundo for Tacoma, 456
miles from Tacoma.
BOOB Y ALL A, Portland for San Fran
cisco, 179 milee) from San Francisco.
SEA LION, towing barge 93. Eureka
for Richmond, 210 miles from Richmond.
STUART DOLLAR. San Francisco for
Seattle, 255 miles north of ban Fran
cisco. ANNETTE ROLPH Swn Francisco for
Portland, 15 miles south of Columbia
CHARLIE WATSON, Richmond for
Point Well 99 miles from Point Wells.
RICHOND. Richmond for Vancouver,
B. C, 270 miles from Vancouver.
NORTHLAND. San Francisco for
Bellingham, 200 miles from San Fran
cisco. DOROTHT ALEXANDER. Seattle, .or
San Francisco, 214 milea from San Fran
cisco. W. S. RHEEM, San Pedro for Rich
mond, 15 miles from Riohmond.
L1EBRE. beatUe for ban Pedro. 80
miles from Seattle.
W. S. MILLER, San Pedro for Rich
mond, 258 miles from Richmond.
CASINIA. Los Angeles for Honolulu,
130 miles from ban Pedro.
POMONA, Seattle, for Yokohama, 1353
miies from Seattle. October 8.
ELDRIDGE, Seattle for Yokohama.
1250 miles from Seattle. October 8.
MAZATLAN. Kamchatka via Dutch
harbor, for Seattle, 780 miles from Kam
chatka, October 8.
VALDEZ, Nome for Seward, 67 miles
from Unlmak pass, October 8.
PRESIDENT JEFFERSON, Seattle for
Yokohama. 2551 miles from Seattle. Oc
BAYCHIMO. Siberia for Vancouver. 725
miles from Petropavlovsk. October 8.
MONTAGUE, Portland for Yokohama.
545 miles from Yokohama, October 8.
DIANA DOLLAR. San Francisco for
Yokohama. 3268 miles from San Fran
cisco, October 8.
ADMIRAL EVANS. discharin at
Kodiak. October 8.
STARR; arrived at Unalaska. Octo
CURACAO, at Sitka. October 8.
ADMIRAL WATSON. Juneau for Yaku
tat 76 mllea from Yakutat. October 8.
SKaGWAV, at Drier bay. October 8.
VICTORIA, Seattle for Nome. 27
miles from Seattle. October 8.
BABINDA. San Francisco for Portland.
37 miles from San Francisco.
JOHANNA SMITH. Cooa bay for San
Francisco. 97 miles north ot ban Fran
cisco. H. M. STOREY, Richmond for San
Pedro, 117 miles from Richmond.
EL SEGUNDO. Wlllbrldge for El See-undo,
333 miles from El Segundo. -
H. T. HARPER, Richmond for El S
gundo. lfl.1 miles from Richmond.
RAINIER, Port Angeles for San Fran
cisco. 66 miles from San Francisco.
WEST IVAN. Yokohama for San
Pedro, 214 miles from San Pedro.
CHINA, Honolulu for San Francisco,
710 miles west of San Francisco.
CAPT. A. F. LUCAS, El Segundo for
Willbridge, 148 miles from Wlllbrldge.
HOLLYWOOD, Newcastle for San
Francisco, 1475 mllea from San Fran
cisco. BROAD ARROW, Takn bar for flan
Francisco. 1137 miles west of Baa Fran
cisco. STEEL AGE. Honolulu for San Fran
cisco. 1101 miles east of Honolulu, noon.
COTTON PLANT, 6aa Francisco for
Before Yra Plaa a Jssrarr, a Jaaaataa ra-lfl
6.1 Third street, rOHTI... l. Brss4wsr 9mm.
V. li. Dearoa, ;aeral Airsl, !'. IH-a't.
ri i .. .in mi t .
NORTH ATLANTIC & WESTERN S. S. CO.
rort:and. M. Jton New York fkl'i Trillm'ra. Ch'rlssCr
COin T4ARBOR I .
VHsH Oct. IS Oct. f , v. .......
AKTltiAS Nov. 1A sv. 18 Nov. S3
bulbil WAliAt.ll !.
101 Third St. THE ADMIRAL LINK. Pacific t oast Agents, Rrsasasr 4al
Coos bar, 83 mllea north of Sao Fran
cisco. CHARLIE WATSON, Richmond for
Point Wells, 99 miles from Point Wen,.
STEEL INVENTOR. Everett for Port
land. 17 miles east of Flattery.
WEST ISI.1P. Seattle for Uraya har
bor, 165 miles from Seattle.
l.IBHY MAINE, Taku for Seattle. 219
miles from Seattle.
STEEL INVENTOR. Everett for Tort
land. 17 miles eact of Flattery.
FRKU BAXTKR. Eagle harbor for
HORAISAN MARU. Portland for Seat,
By Federal Telegraph Company.
PRESIDENT WILSON. Shlmldsu for
Yokohama. 60 mllea from Shlmldsu. Oc
PRESIDENT JEFFERSON. Peattls
for Yokohama. 2.151 mllea west of Km
attle. October 8.
MARGARET DOLLAR. Baltlmora for
San Pedro. 18HI mllea south of San
Pedro. October 8.
PRESIDENT LINCOLN. Yokohama for
Kobe. 50 mllea from Yokohama, octo-
""dILWORTH. Manila for San Fran
cisco. 41'lO miles west of San Francisco.
PRESIDENT CLEVELAND. Hong
kong for San Francisco. MiO mllea west of
ban Frsnelsco. October 8.
HARTWOorj. drays harbor for San
Francisco, 340 mllea north of San Fran-
HEALS SOUR OR
Chew a Few Pleasant Tablets
Instant atomarh relief. Hrml!
The moment "l'ape'i inapepnin
reaches the etomacn an
. i i .i nn. ut. ne Indigestion
1 1 I 1 1 1 n. -
ends. Immediate relief from flatu
lence, eases, heartburn, palpitation,
fullness or stomach pressure.
Correct your diaestlon for a few
cents. Millions keep It handy. Irus;-
gists recommend it. iuv.
CANNOT KXIST In the human body
if you will uRf Trunk Pr-tii-tlon
It Is absurd and prrpoftfrloun.
in fact, it is a pity nd a nhum- to
uffer with lthr inf la minatory,
muscular. irlatlc or any other form
Trunk n i'rcripiin i " r.rt
. . l i I T." J V" I iT ruin
depress ine nwn, n iw,., .-
the stomach; eat all the meat and
good food you wish while taklng
this prescription. It iOKS NOT con
tain any .m'uij. - r ' "
Soda. Oil of Wtnterareen or narcot
ics of any kind, hut It positively
overcomes any kind of rheumatism
or ?out on earth. WHAT MoKfc; I
YOU WANT? There Is nothing: )unt
as good, and it is Impossible to iret
omethina; better. It Is the greatest
uric acid solvent known and alo a
superior liver medicine. Trunk's
Prescription sells for 11 7 or Z for.
only at leading; aruRf init, sum
as the Laue-Iavis Drug; Co. and the
Ktout-Lvona Irusr Co. of Portland.
Save Your Hair
Seas and Oratawat to ' W- IatyraftT aart HeMof ,tS.
UESB 63 West Kader. .. .Not. latlUWSB S3 O'Rawa. .!. 1st
VOKAHMA. KOBB. HMf.KOC, MA MI. A.
CTESBES Eastern tailor. .Oct, 15thU'S6B H Pawl.t ?. 1Mb
For rates, space, etc.. appljr to
Rrsslwsr 6.-JSO KOO-AZ? Bssr. af Trade Bids. r art I.e.. Or. sea.
i JwJr- a W 'K." XJs VjswI
ii P EUROPE
Shorten ocean rovte to Europe. Two1
dav down the Sl Lawrence and only)
A dayaopensea. Sailincevcry day cro
'from Montreal and Oiirrvc Land at
Cherbourg, Southampton. Hamt-urs,
(Antwerp, Liverpool or C! j;ow.
New Turk. PO trill from an franriaf.
4 OA 1,1 N1 A. Martin- fr a l'3r.
IO nit Ira inrth of IVlr.
WILI.AMfcTTK. n K r iv foT
Port Umt 1U mi from remand.
I.4K I YOl', HWUnrham fr ra r4ra
31. niit-a north of en Kra (.
W. K. HKRKIN, Irt 'a fr Toft
larvl, 6U inil-a from Vnrt i'oai.
l.K I'AK IMI M A. rrt I.US for
fort'an'l. 6I inilra from Irltaf'S.
n I KB HA, Han ') r for t tlumt
rlvr. .".v mU-a from dn i1r.
Hl'MlKtl.l'T, Krionpro ff San
Par bar. ::4 t iltea Ku It ! B Iran
c ix .
I'A R AlfO, fjrai harho frnm
Pranuiavo. -U mtiea South f Cirajs har
bor. 4'IjARK MONT, Iavmonl fe faa
I'eMro. 141 ititlva South of Rirmniiil.
M I i.TNOM A II. an Knn. la- n fr
Port la. rd, 1 4U mi lea south ut Culume.a.
VKNKZl'Kf.A. Pan rrmnrimn for Sw
York. .".TH mte south of ha n r-lr
dl-Kl M, 1'ortlaod fr Ulrum, lH ml!f
UAPAMA. Kvertt for San franriax-o.
1"U tnile north of nan Krtnntfo.
MAN t I Ki t, 1 aroma fr nn I'Mrn,
47 miles south of nan 1'iinnaii lie'it
U BUT CHOPAKA. Waa rfrn for
Yokohama. 47 inilra mmmt of htn Ilo
o ioh-r a.
iah Asnr.i.r.n. an rir for xiar-
tir-r-f, ' m r i.r"fe.
alls from Maalrlpal Iterb K t
H Mllrlar. OrtafcOT 1 1. la A. at.
tif WXtMMdar ItonilM
run ham i kam im a
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ASTORIA AND WAY POINTS
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Fars to Anorla f 1 5 On War
13 60 Hound Trip.
Wack-End Kuund Trip 13 .
THE DALLES -HOOD RIVER
Dallr. Kac.pt pat, 7:11 A. M.
f ar lu Tha 1'allss ll.li.
Mood Ivlv.r 11. 60.
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