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THE SUNDAY OREGOXIAX, P0RTLA:O)rUGUST-26T19a6.
IS AFTER TRADE
STEAMSHIPS WHICH THE NORTHWESTERN STEAMSHIP COMPANY WILL PROBABLY PUT ON THE PORTLAND-SAN FRANCISCO RUN
Will Shortly Have Four Steam
ships on Portland-San
INCREASE .GRAIN SHIPPING
Three Docks Have Been Remodeled
to Accommodate' Traffic, and
Steamer Columbia Will Be
Placed on the Run.
STEAMSHIPS ORIZABA AND
The steamships Orizaba and Sar
atoga of the Northwestern Steam
ship Company are the vessels se
lected to be placed on the Portland
and San Francisco run In op
position to the vessels of the Harrl
man line, and both steamers will
be sent to Portland after the close
of the Nome season next month. '
Thev are commodious steamers,
and will accommodate both passen
gers and freight, and are expected
to add new Impetus to the coast
wise trade out of this city. These
vessels were secured through the
efforts of the local commercial or
ganizations, whose members had
become incensed because of inade
quate service given this city by the
With the securing of the steamship Az
tec as an additional carrier on the Port
land and San Francisco run, the San
Francisco & Portland Steamship Com
pany, a branch of the Harriman system.
Is figuring on handling the largest ship
ments of grain In the history of the line.
Heretofore the dockage facilities of the
local port have handicapped the grain
shipments to the southern port to a
marked degree, but this year me addition
to the carrying fleet and the remodeling
and reconstruction of several of the docks
will assist materially In advancing the
Interests of the shippers.
Four of the docks fronting the river
have been increased in capacity and are
ready to accommodate almost double the
tonnage of grain that was handled there
last season. These enlarged docks are the
ft. R. & N. dock In Albina, the Pacific
Coast Elevator dock, and the Irving dock,
nil of which have an increased capacity
for grainhandllng, which, with the late
announcement of the Increased steamship
service between Portland and the Califor
nia metropolis, will greatly assist the
Rraln-transporting trade between the two
The agents of the San Francisco & Port
land Steamship Company are confident
that they will Increase the grain-shipping
"business between the two ports mentioned
tiuite materially, and they have received
communications from the O. R. & N. to
the effect that the company is prepared
to supply a greater quantity of wheat
from the Inland country than ever before.
This communication was the principal In
centive to the ordering of the steamship
Aztec on the local run. The Harriman
Bystem expects to have the steamer Col
umbia in commission within" the next
two weeks, which, with the two steamers,
Barracouta and Costa Rica, on the run,
will make four vessels of that line plying
out of here, two of which, the Columbia
and Costa Rica, will carry passengers lri
addition to their freight traffic. .
The local representatives of the company
point to the Seattle line of the Pacific
Coast Steamship Company as an evidence
t,hat they are not discriminating against
Portland, for they claim that the com
bined tonnage of the steamers Queen,
Umatilla and City of Puebla, running
from Seattle to San Francisco Is not
much greater than that of the steamer
Aztec. The Sound port has the Independ
ent vessels Buckman and Watson, in ad
dition to the Pacific Coast line, but even
with these two, the Harriman agents
claim that, the tonnage will not equal that
of the four boats of their system on the
local run. and they are not worrying over
the coming of the steamers Orizaba and
Saratoga, of the Northwest line.
The palatial passenger and freight
steamship Columbia will be ready for op
eration as soon as her new rudder posts,
which were ordered In the East, arrive
and are installed at San Francisco.
All four of the vessels mentioned will be
kept on the Portland and San Francisco
run as long as the trade conditions war
rant their operation, and if the trade -falls
off slightly, the first vessel that will be
taken ofT will be the Costa Rica, which
Is tHe smallest of the fleet.
"We are determined to set ourselves
right with the Portland merchants." said
a representative of the Harriman system
yesterday, "and all four of these vessels
will be operated out of here as long as
the trade warrants It. We have tried our
best to get the steamers for the route, and
have eventually succeeded In procuring
the Aztec, in addition to the other two
vessels, and will shortly have the Colum
bia on the route. With this fleet and the
added dockage facilities, we expect to
beat all previous records in grain hand
ling on the southern run."
It was announced yesterday that the
steamer Aztec would leave San Francisco,
August IS, and would leave Portland on
the return trip September 8. This vesser
Is a large carrier, having a capacity of
over 6000 tons, and 13 expected to handle
r. large portion of the grain shipments to
AGENT IS HELD FOU TRIAL
Union Representative Remanded at
Preliminary Trial at Aberdeen.
ABERDEEN. Wash., Aug. 25. (Special.)
William Gohl, agent of the Sailors'
"nlon. was today, after a preliminary ex
amination, held for trial In the Superior
Court on the charge of using arms and
trying to intimidate the crew of the
schooner Fearless prior to her voyage tq
Mexico. Gohl was the only witness for
his side. Captain Hanson, of" a small
launch, testified to having taken Gohl to
the schooner's side. Captain Lillinuist
of the Fearless, will be detained from
sailing on a bond which he gave for his
appearance at the trial. He was ready
to go witn his snip to Valparaiso. Gobi's
bond was fixed nt J.-00.
niAXCE TO SAVE TWICKENHAM
.stranded Vessel May Be Pulled Off
San Juan Rocks Shortly.
VICTORIA. B. C, Aug. 25. The latest
advices from the stranded steamer
Twickenham on San Juan Island are that
the chances of salvage are good. ' The
vessel Is held forwnrd under No. 1 hold
wlilch Is full of watiT, though the other
three holds are dry. The wrecking
steamer Salvor ts standing by and divers
are down Investigating the extent of the
Injuries. Their report will be made this
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afternoon and tho work of wrecking will
then be commenced. The steamer Maude
with scows is lightering the cargo from
the between decks of No. 1 hold, and
the water soaked cargo Is dissolving fast.
The- steamer la resting easy and weather
conditions are favorable. There is a rise
and fall of three feet of water. The
steamer is valued at $225,000 and the cargo
at C20.000, all covered by Insurance.
Captain Merriam Desires to Get
According to advices received by Agent
iF. L. Greenough yesterday, the steamer
F. A. Kllburn will leave Portland one
day earlier than advertised, for she Is
expected to reach Portland Monday and
Captain Merriam desires to leave on the
Southern trip Wednesday evening. The
vessel reached Marshfleld, yesterday and
was somewhat light as compared to her
former trips, and should get away from
that port this morning, which would
bring her Into Portland about tomorrow
In response to an urgent message from
the local agent for the Immediate plac
ing of another vessel on the coastwise
run by the Watsonville Navigation Com
pany, Agent Greenough received a reply
to the effect that It was Impossible to
secure another craft and that the F. A.
Kllburn would have to do for the pres
ent at least.
This vessel, as well as other coasting
craft, has found it Impossible to care
for all the freight that Is available for
shipment, and the agents of this steamer
ae well as the .other lines have been en
deavoring to secure vessels to relieve the
Several days ago It was found nteoes
sary to refuse freight for the coming
voyage of the Kllburn. for already there
Is more than enough freight on her dock
to tax her utmost capacity on the out
ward trip, and. the same conditions pre
vail on the Couch-street dock, from
which the steamer Alliance is scheduled
to sail tomorrow evening.
MAXCIIVRIA RESTSj EASIER.
Stranded Liner in Better Position
and Officers Are Confident.
HONOLULU. Aug. 23. The steamer
Manchuria has shifted to a slightly better
position and the agents and Captain Saun
ders are more confident. Five hundred
baT8 of flour have been damaged by wa
ter. The vessel Is sunk from six to seven
feet In the bed of the ocean. It Is now
believed that the removal of the Manchu
ria's engines may be necessary before she
cen be floated. This Is considered a very
Steamer for Lewis River.
A gasoline sternwheeler is being built
at Stipple's boatyard for Horace Campbell.
It will be 60 feet long by 11 wide and 2
feet 8 Inches hold. It is intended for nav
igation of Lewis River. It will have a
Vermont Clears With Lumber Cargo.
ASTORIA. Or., Aug. 25. (Special.) The
British steamer Vermont finished loading
1.4O0.000 feet of lumber at the Hume mill
this morning and left for Portland, where
she will complete her cargo for Shaighal.
Italian Cruiser Off for Portland.
SAN FRANCISCO. Aug. 25.-The Italian
cruiser Dagall, which Jiad been in this
harbor for several days, sailed this after
noon for Portland, Or.
TO BE GALLED THE RELIEF
SEW OPEN RIVER STEAMER
Was to Be the Columbia but New Name
Decided Upon Yemterday Will
Be Launched Soon.
The Open River Transportation Com
pany is preparing for the launching of its
new steamer Reller, which will take place
at Blalock about September 6. The new
vessel was to have been called the Colum
bia, after the old steamer whose engines
and boiiers are being Installed in the new
craft, but as there are a number of ves
sels of that name now In operation in
this vicinity, the company decided to call
her the Relief instead.
Captain Archie Rlggs, formerly of the
steamer Charles R. Spencer, has left for
Blalock to oversee final construction work
on the new craft, of whch he will be
commander when she Is placed in com
mission at the commencement of the
The steamer Mountain Gem is lying at
Blalock awaiting the opening of -the sea
son, when she will be impressed into
service handling a portion of the grain
crop between the upper river points and
the portage road. This road has been
overhauled, and will be In fine condition
for the Fall season. A considerably larger
portion of the wheat output is expected
to be handled by the water route this
year than ever before. . and on this ac
count the Open River Transportation
Company Is using every endeavor to have
all Its available vessels ready for -the
traffic that will shortly toe inaugurated.
Announcement of the date for the han
dling of freight for the upper river coun
try will be given out next week, and about
that time the transportation companies?
will be ready to handle the grain ship
ments from the other end of the line.
BUILD NEW OIL CARRIER
Steamer W. S. Porter Launched at
NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Aug. 25. The
oil carrier W. S. Porter, being built by
the Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry
dock Company for the Associa-ted Oil
Company, of San Francisco, was launched
today and was christened by Miss Jac
quillne Bickford. The steamer will be an
oil-burner and is 400 feet long, with about
6000 gross tonnage. . The hull stuck on
the ways just before reaching the end,
but the steamer was successfully floated
uninjured with the rising of the tide.
VESSEL TOWED TO SEA.
Barjientine Amelia Which Anchored
Off North Beach Taken Out.
ASTORIA, Or.. Aug. 25. (Special.) The
barkentine Amelia, which has been at
anchor off -Long Beach since yesterday
morning, was towed to sea by the tug
Tatoosh this morning. Before the tug re
turned for. the schooner, which was at
anchor farther up the beach, the north
west wind had freshened and the schoon-
J er was able to work her wray off shore
Guy Howard to Be Repaired.
The Guy Howard, Government Engl-
neers' craft, was tnoored at Supple's ship
yard for several days, while estimates
were being made for repairs on her. She
left down the river yesterday. Estimates
will be submitted to the department for
Arrivals and Departures.
ASTORIA. Aug. 23. Condition of the bar at
5 P. M., obscured; northwest wind, weather
cloudy. Left Up at 2 A. M. Steamer Barra
couta. Left up at 3 A. M. Steamer Asuncion.
Arrived at 10 A. M. Steamer Elmore from
San Francisco, Aug. 25. Sailed at 4 P. M.
Steamer Roanoke, for Portland and way ports.
Sailed Italian crulaer Dogalla, for Portland.
Arrived Steamer Sonoma, from Port Harford;
German steamer Abydos, from Seattle, Sailed
Steamer Meteor, for Seattle; steamer Umatilla,
for Victoria; Norwegian steamer Titalla. for
Kanalmo; steamer Roanoke, for Portland;
steamer Acme, for Gray'i Harbor. Arrived
Steamer City of Panama, from Ancon; steam
er Ashtabula' (British) from Harwood, Soura
Bay and Moil; steamer Aeauna (German),
from Hamburg; schooners Aloha, Dabel and
Victoria. Aug. 25. Sailed BrftUh ahlp
Arlatomontt from Iqutque. '
Hongkong, Aug. 25. Arrive previously
Minneota, from Seattle, via Yokohama,
Hlogo. Nagasaki and Shanghai; Aragonla,
from Portland, Or., via Yokohama.
St. Vincent, Aug. 25. Arrived previously
Steamer Kilbiurn. from Portland, Or., via
Comox, Coronel, etc.. for Genoa.
Lliard, Aug. 25. Passed French bark
FranooLi.de Ambouse, from Portland.
Redondo. Aug. 25. Arrived Steamer J. B.
Stetson, from Astoria, sad schooner Irene,
STILL PAYING NO MONEY
St. Johns Treasurer aa Skeptical as
Ever About Mayor's Two Jobs.
Affairs of St. Johns have assumed a
more complicated situation. City Treas
urer G. M. Hall refuses to cash warrants
signed by Mayor Valentine on the
grounds that he is not sure that his
signature is legal, because he holds two
"I do not think Mr. Valentine is en
titled to hold two paying offices under
the law," said Mr. Hall, "and for that
reason any warrant signed toy him may
not be legal. I want to be sure I am
right before I continue to pay out money,
as I am under $10,000 bonds. All I ask
Is for someone to convince him that he
is not entitled to hold the two offices.
If I am convinced that Mr. Valentine
can sign- the warrants legally I shall
cash them." -
Councilman Hewitt thinks the Council
proceedings are not legal and that there
will be a cloud on whatever business
the body may transact. The Mayor has
said that he will not resign the Mayor
alty until he is compelled to. Under the
situation most of the municipal business
must be suspended until the momentous
question whether Mr. Valentine can hold
down two jobs or not is settled. This
means probably that the only way to
ascertain the status of Mayor Valentine
Is to take the matter Into court and get
a decision that will be effective. City
Attorney Greene yesterday expressed the
opinion that Mr. Valentine cannot legally
hold the two offices, but that the con
dition does not affect the legality of
Council proceedings, and he think that
City Treasurer Hall would be safe in
cashing warrants when presented -for
payment, and that the only way to oust
the Mayor is through the courts.
Movable scenery w-aa first used In the
aters In 1508. Tt was Invented by Baldas
sare Peruzxl, and displayed In Rome beSnre
Leo X. '
Mm GIVES 5200 BAIL
FORMER ONTARIO PASTOR MUST
. ANSWER CHARGES,
Judge Gantenbeln, However, Suggests
Tbut Settlement Be Reached
Outaide of Court.
El H. Holman. formerly a minister of
the gospel, and at the present time en
gaged as agent for a life Insurance com
pany In Portland, gave ball in Judge
Gantenbeln's -court yesterday In the sum
of $300 to answer to a charge of beating
a board bill due Patterson & Goddard,
hotel-keepers at Ontario, Or. Mr. Hol
man was arrested Friday by Sheriff Odell,
of Malheur County, on a warrant Issued
by the Justice of the Peace at Ontario,
which was Indorsed by Justice Olson, of
this city, as good for service in Multno
mah County. Sheriff Odell did not lock
Mr. Holman up, but permitted him to go
on his own recognizance.
The matter came up before Judge Gan
tenbeln on a petition for a writ of ha
bea4,corpus. Rev. Mr. Holman was rep
resented by F. a. J. McAllister, attorney,
and" Deputy District Attorney Moser ap
'peared for Sheriff Odell.
Mr. McAllister attacked the Indorse
ment on the warrant as Improperly made
and Illegal. He also read telegrams from
Patterson & Goddard offering to release
the accused on payment of $400, and a
second telegram said $197 would be suf
ficient for a full settlement.
Mr. Holman admits that he stayed at
the hotel, and says his bill was $46, f
which he paid $7, and . he subsequently
boarded at a private place at Ontario.
He left these to go to Des Moines to se
cure an Insurance agency. He says he
always promised to pay the bill. Mr.
McAllister declared that It was an at
tempt at extortion, and to use the crim
inal law to collect a civil debt. Mr. Mc
Allister demanded the right to Introduce
Judge Gantenbeln agreed to release Mr.
Holman on bail, and said he, would de
cide the case next Thursday. He sug
gested that the parties get together and
settle the case out of court- H
Sheriff Odell said Rev. Mr. Holman had
a good reputation in Ontario, but. after he
left, stories were told about him not to
his credit. The officer said Holman owed
the First National Bank at Ontario $100.
It Is understood that Mr. Holman has
agreed to pay the bill, provided he can
reach an agreement with the hotel 'peo
ple as to the correct sum due.
George Schultz. a Milwaukee brewer,
Is a guest at the Perkins.
Frank Lee. a woolbuyer of Heppner, Is
a guest at the Imperial Hotel.
M. U. Gortner. a McMlnnvllIe mining
man. Is registered at the Perkins."
T. M. Baldwin, a Prlnevllle hotel prop
rietor, is registered at the Imperial Hotel.
J. H. Aitken, a merchant and politician
of Huntington, is a guest at the Perkins
H. R. Klncaid, of Eugene, ex-Secretary
of State, is a guest at the Imperial
A. C. Dixon, of Eugene, secretary of
the Booth-Kelly Lumber Company, is
registered at the Imperial Hotel.
Dr. Frank J. fcfladen, son of Captain
J. A. Sladen. Clerk of the United States
Circuit Court, left for Baltimore, Md.,
on Friday last, where he goes to occupy
a position upon the medical staff of the
John Hopkins Hospital.
Joseph Burkhard. of Los Aneeles ' Cal..
owner of the burkhard building on East
Burnslde street. Is in the city on business.
Mrs. J. Doud, of Butte, Mont., Is visit
ing her parents and brother, Mr. and Mrs.
P. J. Wallace and Elmer J. Wallace, at
8o7 ivy street.
W. H. Snedaker, general freight and
passenger agent of the Illinois Central at
Oakland, was a visitor at the Portland
office of that company yesterday.
G. 8. .Thompson, ex-Counollman of St.
Johns, has just returned from a visit to
the New England States and Wisconsin
He says he traveled over 8000 miles.
Oglesby Young, accompanied by his wTTe
and child, left last night for St. Louis,
Mo.. lor a visit witn relatives for a
month. This will be his first vacation in
14 years. Mr. Young will also transact
some business in Woonsocket, S. D., en
The many friends of Miss Louise Smith
will be distressed to learn of her desper
ate illness at Good bamarltan Hospital
with slight hopes for her recovery." Miss
Smith for several years was a pupil at
St. Helens Hall, and is the youngest
daughter of Benjamin T. Smith, of Sell-
WANTS GOOD ENGINEERS
Reclamation Service Calls for Men
Experienced In Construction.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU,
Washington, Aug. 26. The Reclama
tion Service has need of several con
struction engineers of experience In
earthwork, tunneling, concrete ma
sonry and similar operations. It 'has
called upon the Civil Service Commis
sion for an examination to be held on
October 1 to secure ellgibles.
This in the general form Is similar
to a previous examination held on
April 1, 190, from which a large num
ber of engineers have been selected.
The examination does not necessitate
the appearance of the candidates at
any particular place, but papers are to
be prepared and sent to the Commis
sion, to be received by it before Oc
tober 1. Markings will be made on
the basis of this paper, especial weight
being given to experience In one or
more lines of construction work.
The salary at first Is from $150 to
S250 per month, determined according
To gret a COOU PIANO at a low figure.
In order to make room for new stock soon to arrive, we are offering a
few slightly used
pianos at S155.00. 8165.00. S175.00 anw $180.00 axd
CECILIA-" PERFECT PIANO PLAYERS AT $125. OO.
These goods are not trash that is generally offered by unscrupulous
dealers, but downright good instruments, that we fully guarantee.
Call and see us early Monday morning, you will certainly not regret
it. Payments can be made to suit you should you not wish to pay cash.
Special attention paid to country orders.
MANUFACTURERS' PIANO COMPANY
350 -ALDER STREET, PORTLAND, OR.
FREDERICK G. W. PAIGE, MANAGER.
Sole Agents Sohmer, Decker and other leading makes, and CECILIAN
PERFECT PIANO PLAYER, the player with the metal action.
J Hundreds of patterns
yes, thousands to
choose from. Cheviots,
Tweeds, Worsteds, Vi
cunas and Cashmeres.
To Your Measure
$17.50 to $40
Tt Your Measure
$4.00 to $10
We have increased the ca
pacity of our shops, so that' now
we are equipped to turn out 100
suits a week, and on time to the
very minute we promise them.
In the pnst few months we have
many times been unable to de
liver suits promptly. "We have
never turned out any hurried,
careless work, and we believe
pur patrons will understand and
appreciate the situation with
which we were confronted. You
will not be forced to wait hence
forth a single minute after the
time your suit is promised.
Inspect our new workships.
Look over our stock. We have
over 2000 patterns to show you
a finer, more fashionable as
sortment than any ever before
shown in Portland, we believe.
Elks' Building, 7th and Stark Su. 2
to the work to be done and the ability
of the eligible.
The general theory of the examina
tion is based upon the assumption that
the men who have, had practical ex
perience in construction will probably
be rusty upon mathematics and theo
retical lines of engineering outside of
their Immediate practice. It is not
desired to obtain scholars or profes
sors of engineering, but on the con
trary, to pick out men who, whatever
their theoretical education may have
been, have shown ability in handling
the men and materials and In produc
An excellent opportunity is offered
to competent and experienced men.
particularly those of middle ago who
have had ten years or more experience
LOOKING FOR COLLEGE SITE
Swedish Lutheran Synod Has Offers
From Three Northwest Points.
The Columbia Conference of the Swed
ish Lutheran Augustana Synod of North
America will hold its annual meeting at
Gresham. Wednesday, Thursday. Friday
and Saturday of next week. It repre
sents the Swedish Lutherans of Oregon.
Washington, Idaho and British Colum
bia. Following are the officers: Rev.
Martin L. Larsen, of Seattle, president:
Rev. Ci. E. Rydqulsh, of Astoria, secre
tary; Rev. C. J. Renhard. of Portland,
treasurer. Ministers of the conference
and lay delegates will be present from the
district included In the conference terri
tory. One of the most Important matters to
be considered will be the location of a
college at some point in the conference for
the Swedish Lutherans. Tenders of land
and cash have been received for this col
lege. Tacoma makes an offer of ten acres
and J3000 In cash: Moscow, Idaho, six
acres and J3000; Coeur d'Alene, Idaho,
ten acres and J25.A00. on condition that the
conference raise J75.00O. It is also reported
that a wealthy man offers J100.0OO for the
Institution if the conference will give it
Portland will have a large delegation In
attendance at the conference, and will
have say where this college shall be lo
cated, if it is decided to build, but so.fRr
no special effort has been made to get trie
Institution for Portland. In the course of
the discussion the advantages of Portland
will be set forth as a great educational
and industrial center, and it is thought
probable that it might be secured if suffi
cient inducements were offered. There1
are three centers-Portland, Seattle and
B'lKium will inon send a minion to
Abysfilnia In ordr to nlcotiat. a treaty
of commerce. Th envoys will carry as
presents to Emperor Mftnellk arms and am
munition of Bflg-lan make, varloua .cent,
and a Mlv.r toIlM set.