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-r : THE SUX II A Y. - OREGOXIAX,. PORTLAND,-..3IA.Y 9, ,-1909-
MYSTERY OF SEA
MAY BE SOLVED
Captain John B. Warren Re
. ported Alive and Inmate of
Hospital in Chile.
MASTER OF SILBERHORN
Insane Man at Valparaiso Has Been
Identified as Skipper or Famous
Craft Supposed to Have
Burned Off West Coast.
Captain John Benjamin Warren,
master of the British bark Silberhorn,
ments are: Length, 134 feet: beam,
22.2 feet; depth of hold, 5.5 feet; gross
tona, 195.93; net tons. 118. The total
cost of the Hyak Is $60,000. She will
be operated on Puget Sound. Of the
fleet of four vessels owned by thj Kit
sap Transportation Company, three
have been built by Joseph Supple.
"If the Hyak does not do better
than 20 miles an hour, I will quit build
ing boats and take to a farm," said
Mr. Supple yesterday after the launch
ing. "I have corrected several defects
of the Kitsap in the construction of
the new boat and the Kitsap has been
knocking out better than 18V4 miles for
the past two years:"
In command of Captain J. J. Rey
nolds, the Hyak will make a trial trip
Monday. On Tuesday morning she will
start for the Sound. She will make the
voyage In command of Captain Rey
nolds, who took the Kitsap around
three years ago.
Steamer Mascot Ties T7p for Repairs
The steamer "Undine has been placed
on the Lewis River Tun in place of
the steamer Mascot, which has been
tied up for repairs. The Mascot will
be out of commission only two or
three days. At present the Lewis River
is low the ' boats cannot go higher up
than the forks.
"With passengers and freight for Coos
Bay, the steamship Alliance sailed last
The steamship Rose City sailed for
Hill Lines Will Meet Canadian
SCHEDULE CUT TO ST. PAUL
North Coast Limited Will Run Over
North Bank Tracks From Port- .
land Great Northern Also
Cuts Its Running Time.
To meet the competition of the Soo-Spokane-Portland
train, the Northern
Pacific Railway will, after May 23, run
the North Coast Limited over the track
of the North Bank through solid to
St. Paul, reducing the present sched
ule by 17 hours. This is the first inti
mation that has been given of the
way the new service has threatened
NEW VESSEL LAUNCHED FOR SERVICE ON PUGET SOUND
f , ,, , , , , j
-;-r-ju-r . Jl,
. a i iii mil i i in mi i i mm a
STBAMKR HYAK, OWNED BV KITSAP TRANSPORTATION COMPANY
which was lost in the South Pacific,
supposedly with all hands. Including
the master, his wife and child, is re
ported to be confined in a hospital at
Valparaiso. Chile, suffering from an
unbalanced mind. Steps toward a pos
itive Identification of the man have
taken by John Gray, father-in-law of
Captain Warrem The following ad
vertisement has been inserted in , the
Glasgow Gazette: '
WANTEP A resectable sailor whol has
SAHd Svlth Oaptaln John Benittmln Warren,
trfte ot the four-muster barque Kilberhnrn,
who is supposed to be loM. to po to Val
paraiso to identify the above named man.
l"or Darttculars apply to John Oray, Spring
liouit. &lyn Hoad. Skerton. Lancaster.
The above brings to mind one of the
most famous sea mysteries of recent
. years. The Silberhorn. in command of
Captain John B. Warren, who was ac
companied by his wife and daughter,
aud with a crew of 24 men and four
apprentices, sailed from Newcastle. N.
S. V., in June, 1907, for Iquique with a
cargo of coal. July 16 she was reported
as being in latitude 40 S., longitude
. After that the craft was reported
many times but she newer arrived at
any port. ' One vessel reported her as
on fire off the west entrance to the
Straits of Magellan. Again another
hip sent in a report that the Silber
horn was seen ofj! the coast of Juan
Kernandc (sajrl to have' been the home
of 'the original Robinson Crusoe.) She
was supposed to have. been!seen in var
ious parts of the South Pacific.
J Cruisers 'Were sent out by the Bri
tish: government to look for. the miss
ing": bark. No trace of her could be
f oumi. ' She .was . placed on. the list as
lost, the 'insurance -paiti ' and the Bri
tish government paid the ,. loss claims
to the families of the 'members of the
. -Several months ago an insane -man
was brought to the hospital at Val-.
paralffo. .Aa inmate, of -the hospital
Identified htm as Captain' John B. War
ren, master of the Silberhorn. From
what little conld be gained from the
Hatient . the story., told' by the person
who .identified 'him was-lorne -out. He
told a tale of having been wrecked,
cast ashore, wandering in Patagonia
and amassing a fortune in mines in
the southern end ot the Southern hemisphere-.
Captain -Warren was well known to
many-of the ship masters now in port.
A brother of the man whose identity
Is sought,' was once mate with Captain
King of the British ship Glenalvon,
now tied; Up at the Oceanic dock in
CI.AV M.VCFAm,ANE CXKAKS
British . Steamship Gets Away With
Oargo of liumber for Shanghai.
t-artrtl with 3.S81.20O feet of lumber,
valued, at $39,393. the British steamship
Clan Macfarlane cleared for Shanghai
yesterday. She will leave down at day
light this morning. The Clan Macfar
lane.ls the first lumber packet to get
away for. May. off shore, and was dis
patched by the Pacific Kxport Lumber
A number of lumber cargoes will be
cleared during the month and May ex
ports, foreign, will be larger, than for
many months. Tho.clHmand Is steadily
increasing and several charters. for the
"West Coast will be clo.scd In. the near
HYAK SLIDES DOWN THE WAYS
New Puget Sound Steamer Launched
at Supple's Yard.
Miss Mary Gaxzam. the 13-year-old
daughter of W. L Gazzam, president
of the Kitsap Transportation N.av I na
tion Company, broke a bottle of wine
over the how of the new steamer
Hyak as that craft started down the
Vay at the Supple yards yesterday
afternoon. The launching was one of
the most successful ever made in
Portland. There was not a single
hitch In the programme, and on signal
from Mr- Supple the .fastenings were
knocked out and the vessel started for
The Hyak waa designed and built
fey- Joseph Supple and her measure-
San Francisco yesterday with 300 pas
sengers and a full cargo.
The steamship State of California is
due to arrive tomorrow evening from
The steamship Sue H. Elmore arrived
' STEAMER INTELLIGENCE.
Due to Arrive.
Name. From. Date.
Sue H. Elmore. Tillamook." In port
Ara-o Tillamook. ... May 9
Breakwater. . . .Coos Bay. .... May 9
Eureka ..Eureka May .10
State of Cal. . . .Fan Francisco May 31
Riverside San Francisco May It
Geo. W. Elder. .San Pedro. . . . May It
Alliance , Coos Bay... .. .May 13
Rose city San Francisco May 17
Alesla Hong-kong. . . .May -0
Scheduled to Depart.
Name. For. riate.
Sue H. Elmore. Tillamook. . . .May JO
Ariro Tillamook. .. .May It.
Breakwater. .. Coos Bav May 12
Riverside San Francisco May l:t
Geo W. Elder. -San Pedro. .. .May l:t
Alliance. ... , . .Ocos Bay May 15
State of Cal. . . .Pan Francisco May 15
Alesia Hongkong. . . .May 20
Rose City San Francisco May
Entered Saturday. '
St. Helens. Am. steamship (Jami
son), with ballast, from Pug-et Sound.
. Cleared Saturday. ' ..
Clan Macfarlane, Br. steamship'
(Price), with lumber., (or ."Shanghai.
Northland. Am.- .steamship (Eflck
son), with 840,000 feet- of lumber, for
. San Francisco. . .... U
up yesterday morning from Tillamook
with passengers and .freight. L
With full cargo of lumber- for
Shanghai, the"Briti6h " steamship ""Clan
M'acfarlanet will leave, down this-morn-ing..
''In coirihi&n'd of "Captain Jamison,' the
steam schooner St: Helens arrived - up
yesterday morning in ballast, from Pu
get Saund. , r. ? !
It has been reported that the Nor
wegian steamship Jotliou will corns to
Portland for grain. She is 'now at
Guayamas with coal for Nanaimo.
Arrivals and Departures."!.
PORTLAND, May 8. Arrlw'd Steamship
St. Helens, from Puget Sound; steamship Sue
11. Elmore, from Tillamook. Sailed Steam
ship Roae City, for San Francisco; steamship
Alliame. for Coos Bay; steameliip Northland,
for San Francisco: meamshlp Majestic, for
San Francisco, from St. Helens.
Astoria. May 8. Condition at - the mouth
of the river at 5 P. M.. smooth; wind south
west . 10 . miles; weather, cloudy. Arrived
down at J2:SO A. M. and sailed at 1 :.10
P. M. Steajner Yosemite, ., for Sen Pedro.
Arrived at 12:36 and left up at 2:i0 P. M.
steamer Roma, from San Francisco Ar
rived at 3 P. M. Schooner Virginia., from
San Francisco. Sailed at 4:lo P. M. Steamer
South Bay. for San Francisco. Sailed at 3:50
P. M. Gasoline sloop Delia. Arrived down
at .1:40 ard sailed at 6:20 P. M. Steamer
Rose City, for San Francisco. Sailed at 4:66
P. M. steamer Johan Pouisen, for San Fran
cisco. San Francioco. May. 8. Arrived at 6 A. M.
steamer Shoshone, from Columbia River.
Sailed at 1 P. M. Steamer -State of Cali
fornia, for Portland. Arrived at A. M. and
milled at 2 P. M. Steamer Geo. W. . Elder,
from San Pedro for Portland.- - "
Port San Luis, May 8. Sailed yesterday
Steamer l.aneinc. for Portland.
Antwerp, May 8. Sailed yesterdsyV-French
berk General Faldherbe. for Portland.
Tides a Astoria, Sunday.
High Water. Low Water. "
3:4" A. M. 8.7 feet'fl:45 A. M.... 0.5 foot
4:20 P. M e. feet':4Q P. M . . 3.8 feet
BARBERS THREATEN STRIKE
Spokane Union Strops Insist Wage
. Agreement Has Xot Been Kept.
SPOKANE. Wash., May 8. The Spo
kane Barbers' Union has voted that all
its members shall go out on strike next
Monday morning. This will cripple near
ly all the shops in the city, there being
but four- nonunion shops of any impor
tance in the city.
The union men declare the Master Bar
bers" Association signed an agreement
last "Winter to raise wages from 316 to
318 per week on May 1- That date passed,
and the wages have not gone up.
Columbus, O. Mrs. Gladden, wife of Rev.
Washington Gladden, of the First Congrega
tion! Ohuroa. died Saturday.
to cut Into the Hill line and the
prompt meeting of the competition
promises considerable good for the
Formerly the North Coast Limited
ran only as far as St Paul, where
vexatious delays were necessary be
fore a train could be obtained over
the Burlington to Chicago. After May
23 -the -North Coast Limited will use
the Burlington tracks from St. Paul
to Chicago. -
There will "be besides two transcon
tinental trains daily from Portland to
St. Paul, making three dally transcon
tinental trains to St. Paul. A daily
transcontinental train will be run from
Portland to Kansas City and L -. Louis,
that will make as fast time as any
other transcontinental train to both
places and will cut the schedule con
siderably . of the road running to
The North Coast Limited is timed to
leave Portland after May 23 at 9:15
A. M. reaching Chicago, at 11 o'clock
the morning of the third day, thus oc
cupying 72 hours.
On the same date a new local serv
ice to Seattle goes into effeet, when
there will be four trains a day each
way, in place of three trains as at
present. . One of the new trains will
run solid to Vancouver, B. C., making
the run from Seattle to Vancouver
over the tracks of the Great Northern.
It is said that in this way the Hill lines
are replying to the intrusion by the
C. P. R. on what the Northern Pacific
is said to consider Hill territory.
The trains to the Sound will leave
Union Depot at 8 A. M., 10 A. M., 3:30
P. M. and 12:01 A. M. The afternoon
train will be known as the Puget Sound
Limited. The arrival of the trains from
Puget Sound will be 7 A. M., 4:13 P. M.,
8:35 P. M. and 10 P. M. The last train
Is from British Columbia. The run to
Vancouver takes exactly 12 hours.
The Great Northern Railway is ar
ranging increased service to Puget
Sound to compensate for the increased
service given by the Northern Pacific
to Portland. The Oriental Limited will
run solid trains from Tacoma to Chi
cago via: the Great Northern and Bur
lington roads and will make the run
in 72 hours actual running time. The
Fast Mail will make a daily run from
Tacoma to St. Paul in 70 hours run
ning time and an entirely new train
will be put on from Seattle to Kansas
City via the Great Northern to Bill
ings and from Billings over the Bur
The Great Northern will divide equip
ment with the Northern Pacific for
the British Columbia train and proba
bly two trains will be supplied by
O. R. & BALLASTING TRACK
About $150,000 to Be Spent on Im
proving Stretches of Roadway. .
Evidencing the general Improvement
going on at present, the Oregon Rail
road & Navigation Company is engaged
in ballasting several stretches of track
at a total cost of about $150,000," The
Pleasant Valley branch, from ' Winona
to Thornton, a distance of 31 miles, will
have first attention, at , an estimated
cost of 340,000.
The most expensive stretch is the
line from Baker City to Huntington, on
which ballasting of the heaviest kind
of steel is being-laid. This stretch of
line, although only 48 -miles long, will
cost over 31(10,000. Twentjr-flve miles
of track from Pendleton to Umatilla
will have some light, work done,- at a
total cost of,14.,000. . ,
The O. R. &" N, has also placed a
heavy order for" steel rails with whioh
to relay a quantity of track. The bal
lasting of the, track is expected to en
able better running time to be made
on the O. R. & N.. and, while much of
the work is in the nature of ordinary
renewals, a general acceleration of
service seems ot be in prospect.
O. R. & X. Orders Two Motorcars.
The O. R. & N. has ordered two motor
cars for general use in the Northwest
and somewhat in the light of an experi
ment. They will cost 318.000 each and
will weigh about 60.000 pounds, some
what lighter than the usual coach.
There will be seating accommodation
What It Is Why
You Should Know
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This beautiful arch will mark the
entrance to WESTMORELAND, at
the corner of Bybee St. and Milwaukie
Ave. The design was drawn by. Doyle
& Patterson, the well-known architects,
and will be carried out in cut stone
i n n n n n n ft n n
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"WESTMORELAND" is the latest real estate project of the Columbia
Trust Company, and is certain to meet with instant favor.
"WESTMORELAND'S" location is most naturally the first query that is
on your mind. : It is close in the three-mile circle that has its center at the
Postoffice cutting through the property. On the west it is bordered by
Milwaukie avenue, on the east by the Southern Pacific Railway. Mayhap
its location will be clearer to you when we tell you that "WESTMORE:
LAND" is the western portion of the Ladd property known as "Crystal
Springs Farm.". If in your rambles around the suburbs you 've come upon
Crystal Springs Lake and Johnson Creek,-you may have wished for a home
-the Sellwood car tak-
in the vicinity. "Well, this wish can be gratified ' now."
LAND" can be easily, quickly and cheaply reached-
ing you there in fifteen minutes .,' . .. 1 .. " ....
Every man owes his family a home amidst pleasant and healthy surround
ings: and he, as the income earner, should use due care and caution in se
lecting the homesite where there is a certain: prospect of enhanced value in
the future! "WESTMORELAND" meets all these requirements. Com
pare its location as regards view of river and mountains, and accessibility
with Irvington, for instance r" WESTMORELAND" will hold its own.
That means values are sure to increase and that shortly.
Considering the desirability of "WESTMORELAND" as a residence sec
tion, the prices are very low Jots are to be had as low as $500.
In order to visit the property, take a Sellwood ear and get off at Bybee and
Milwaukie avenue. If you make the trip on Sunday you can inspect the
property at your leisure, and without fear of being importuned to buy, as
none of our salesmen transact any business on Sunday believing that six
days are ample for work and that the seventh is needed for rest. Be sure
to read the paragraph headed "Pertinent Pointers" it gives the details in
a nutshell. .
Special Inducements to Early Homebuilders If you buy a lot at WEST
MORELAND and want to build at once, see us.
TO REACH IT Take a Sellwood
car and get off at Bybee and Mil
waukie ave. every lot being with
in eight blocks of this corner.
STREETS They are to be graded
and will be 24 feet wide from curb, -
"to curb. . : :..
CURBS' Six -inch -concrete Curbs
will be set on all streets. , '
; SIDEWALKS Sii-f oot concrete,
sidewalks will be laid on all
streets. ' . , -' '-'
..WATEE MAINBuU Eun water
piped to. every lot.- - -- -
" BONDED IMPROVEMENTS All
" the above improvements will be
done under the city "bonding act."
PARKING A 10 -foot parking
strip, will ' be laid out and ' shade
: trees planted thereon.'-
BUILDING LINE A fifteen-foot
building line is one of the restric
tions, this, insuring a, uniform and
BUILD. ING . RESTRICTTONS--fifteen
hundred dollars "will be the
minimum- price houses may be built
at. This insures advancement of '
value to all. ' ... - -
PERFECT VIEW You get a per--.fpet
view - of-the. mountains., and
. river. ..,.-...... ;
PRICE Lots range in price from
5j5500 upward, and will be sold
at a discount of XO per cent until
further notice. We reserve the
right to cancel this discount offer.
TERMS lO per cent down and
2 per cent per month. 5 per cent
discount for cash.
INDUCEMENTS TO EARLY
BUILDERS Those who buy a. lot
and want to build at once, will
find it to their advantage to call
Ground Floor Board of Trade Building
WANTED Wideawake, reputable salesmen to sell Westmoreland, Peninsula property, in
side business and outlying residence properties, beach, walnut and orchard acreage and gen
eral farm and ranch lands. Fair treatment and good commission.
for 70 people, parlor and emokinsr-car,
as well as baSKatte and mall compart
ments. Mr. O'Brien said he had not
decided whether to. put the new cars
on the Fourth -street service or not, but
he believed they would be tried out on
the branch from Wallula to Walla
'ALIi RED" TRAIN. EXHIBITED
Four Thousand Persons Visit New
St. Paul Passenger Train.
Described as the smartest train in the
Northwest, judging by exterior appear
ance only, the "all red," the new Cana
dian Pacific Railway, train 'on the Soo-.
Spokane-Portland run was on exhibition,
on Fourth street yesterday - and was
visited by over 4000 people. '-. r , ;
In the Interior, the-train, is very similar,
to the new O. R. & N... train for the same ;
service recently .exhibited,, with the ex-,
ception that the. C. P.: R. 'train was ex
hibited without a diner., Although it was .
stated by the officials that the equip
ment for the diner was not ready,' It was
remarked that the diner would . be at
tached to the train when it went out last
night.- - . i . . - . . -.-- v :
i Railroad men believe, that tne diner was ,
not exhibited . because of heavy: losses
suffered by the O. R. 4 "N. from petty
thievery when its train was on exhibit
a few days ago. The silver Is of a quite
elaborate . description. - -' - - - . : . ? '
. With the exception that upholstery Of
the day coaches was grass green -in color i
and the . tourist coaches were equipped '
in black leather In place of green, there
appeared to be no marked difference from
the O. R. & N. train. The train exhibited
was one of six supplied by the C. P. R-,
the other two to complete -the service
being furnished -. by the initial line the
O. R. & N. ......
The service will be a continuous ad
vertisement for Portland. The promi
nence given to "Soo-Spokane-Portland"
on every car is a permanent advertise
ment of the Pacific Northwest and the
brilliantly illuminated ' device dn the ob
servation car to the same effect Is just
FOUL PLAY SUSPECTED
WIFE THIXKS R. F. SHEPARD
WAS ROBBERS' VICTIM.
Theory Is Also Advanced That Man
Who Disappeared May Have Been
Demented at Time.
Since the strange disappearance on
April 30 of R, F. Shepard, manager of
the. lone Carpet Works, no trace of the
missing, man has been -found, and no
word -received as to his whereabouts.
Although the local police as well as the
chiefs .of ..departments Seattle and
other cities have been notified, and cor--respohdence
with friends and relatives
established, nothing' can be done to
locale the husband. . All efforts having
"been- futile, the decision has been made
by Mrs. Shepard, who lives at 713
"Sandy road, that her husband has met
Tvttn foul play or has' been the victim
of insanity and wandered away while
In this condition. ;
' : Shepard disappeared "on the afternoon
"of" April 30 after spending the greater
part of the daylin.his office and on
business connected with it. He left the
ironse- in the morning with a slight
headache, and Mrs. Shepard gave him
medicine, which he took. She advised
him to stay at home that day but he
refused, saying that he would be all
right when he got started to work.
Then he went down, to the office and
worked until about noon, when he tel
ephoned to his wife that he would not
be able to go home to luncheon as he
was putting down a carpet on West
Park street and would eat his meal
down town. Nothing strange was no
ticed in his manner in talking over the
telephone and Mrs. Shepard did not
think any more about it until evening,
when Mr.. Shepard did not return.
Inquiries the next day resulted in
the information that Shepard returned
from the place he had been putting
down carpets to the office, where he
had talked with his foreman, after
which he signified his intention of col
lecting some bills in different parts of
town. " He was expected to be back be-,
fore 6 o'clock, but as he did not re
turn the office was closed up by the
From the time he left the office In
the afternoon he has not been seen by
any one who can be found. He had a
large amount of money upon him
which he had drawn for the purpose of
paying the weekly and monthly bills.
For this reason it is believed that he
may have been dealt with foully.
Mr. Shepard was dressed in a dark
blue coat and vest, wore light trousers
and a soft hat. He is about 44 years
old, weight 150 pounds, 5 feet 7 inches
in height and has a sandy mustache.
He has a scar on one corner of his
mouth, and the middle finger of the
right. hand is slightly disfigured. The
nail grows over the end of it. Any in
formation In regard to the missing man
will be appreciated by Mrs. Shepard.
BENEFIT TO BE BIG EVENT
Theaters Will Raise Fund for Rose
Harry Holmes, who has been selected by
the local Theatrical Managers' Associa
tion to have full charge of the arrange
mentsfor the big benefit for the Rose
Festival " fund,- has announced that the
programme which will be given at the
Baker Theater next Saturday night, will
be the finest array of diversified talent
that has ever appeared on a single show
bill in this city. .
Acts from every playhouse in the city
that is giving productions during the
week will be embraced 1n the bill. They
will vary from dramatic sketches, straight
musical numbers, acrobatic and circus
acts, to eong and dance, monologues and
sketches.. Talent will be drafted from the
clever Baker Stock Company, all of whose
members are prime favorites with local
theatergoers. The best there is In the
moving picture line in town will be sand
wiched in among the other numbers, while
the greatly augmented orchestra of 4o
pieces, which will be donated by the "Musi
cians' Union, will render several selec
The purpose of the benefit is to raise
a sum for the Rose Festival fund in lieu
of Individual contributions of the different
theaters. The theater, talent, music, pro
grammes, advertising, scenic effects and
all other features will be contributed by
the managers gratis and the Musicians" -Union
has shown its further interest in
the affair by promising Holmes to gather
together a massed band of 100 pieces for
a public street parade, on the day of the
benefit. .' " '
MOXEI FLOWS TO NKW 1'ORK..
Attracted by the Higher Botes of Interest
NEW YORK, May S The Financier 'will
say: . -
The statement of the Associated .Banks
of the City of New York lor the week end
ing May 8, shows but a slight change mo far
as loans were concerned, the decrease in
that Item having been only $1,321,900.
It Is quite evident, that new commitments
are being made, roostiy by trust companies,
the loans of these Institutions having In
creased last week $9,434,30: ' V-
The AsEociated Banks gained J3.21S.SO0 in
cash, due for the most part-to operations
with the Interior. - Deposits'- showed an In
crease of $1,609,900. The result' of the opera
tions noted was an Increase of $941,325. In
the reserve, the surplus on Saturday .stand
ing at $10,800,700. The flgures given are
those- of actual conditions on Saturday. The
report of averages showed a decrease of
$3.o7fl,7&0 in the reserve. .
The summary of state banks and trust
companies not reporting to the clearing.,
house, as already stated, revealed a further -large
increase in Inans, while net deposits
rose $20,171.00, cash decreasing $2o-4.200.'
The movement from the ' interior' has been
stimulated, by til firmer rates tundtf