The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, May 22, 1910, Page 13, Image 13

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22. 19 lO.
Star Appears in West, but Not
Where Astronomers Say
It Should Be. .
Troressor Daniels Believes Passage
of Globe Through Appenaage Is
Day Before Time Set, Arguing
JVom Position of ' Body.
Halley's comet has been discovered
at last, and as a small ball oi diffused
light above the western hills, it proved
to many of the hundreds of people in
Portland who viewed it last night a
source of mixed interest and disap
pointment. The description given of the comet is
that it looks much like a lamp at some
distance away, shinln through thin
cloth. In this and in no other way does
It differ from the appearance of other
tars, for to see its tail last night
would require some stretch of the
The really ;eculiar leature of the
comet is its failure to appear in the
places assigned to it by the astrono
mers, for as seen last night it was
a -out one hour and a half higher in
the sky than it would have been had
It appeared where the scientists de
clared it would be. In other words, it
was an hour and a half later in set
ting than was scheduled.
Professor J. W. Daniels, of this
'City, has observed the star, and
from the fact that it was nearly an
hour and a half higher from the sun
than it should have been, according to
the astronomers. Professor Daniels as
sarts tlat the comet's tail had passed
la earth a day ahead of schedule, or
a May 17.
Frofessor Daniels submitted draw
ings last night, showing the position
of the comet in the sky. Concerning
the comet he gave out the following
statement last night:
professor Daniels Describes Comet.
"After searching the skies in the
more immediate vicinity cf the setting
aun. hundreds of Portland's citizens on
Council Crest Friday evening viewed
the elusive wanderer's head, at an unlooked-for
altitude In the heavens, and
father from the sun by nearly an hour
and 30 minutes than the time sched
uled by mathematicians in astronomy.
"The accompanying cut faithfully
represents the relative positions of sun
and comet's head at the moment of
sunset. The fact that the comet is
now seen in the western skies estab
lishes beyond argument the correctness
of my contention that it had passed
the earth; and . Its great altitude is
likewise proof conclusively that it djd
so some days ago, its great distance
from the sun compelling the conviction
. that the transit occurred certainly as
early as May 18, and further suggesting
that the conjunction of sun, comet and
earth occurred a day earlier than that
date, to-wlt, -May 17.
'This argument is based upon the
errors implied in the difference between
the time set in astronomical tables
for the setting of the comet and the
time of that setting as actually dem
onstrated by the ocular testimony of
hundreds of people Friday night,
watches in hand; a difference of nearly
one and one-half hours.
"Now a day's difference in the posi
tion of the comet relative to the sun
corresponds to about one hour, more
or less, of apparent distance of comet
from sun, and to about seven or eight
degrees of altitude at this point of
l ie comet's ellipse.
Good Vrievv Monday Night.
"In other words, the apparent dis
tance of the comet northwest from the
aun last night was wholly unexpected
and altogether too great to have been
made between May 18 at 8 P. M. and
May 20 at the like hour, a period of
two days, and the difference in the cal
culated time for comet set and that
of its actu-.l setting, as witnessed last
evening from the Crest, corresponds
practically to a difference of about one
day in the comet's solar transit; and
this again argues one day earlier; that
Is, May 17, instead of May 18.
"I am strongly inclined to believe
that this error accounts for the 'con
fusion of the past two or three days
among astronomers relative to the
whereabouts of the comet.
"The presence of a nearly full moon
Friday night forestalled any possibility
of seeing the tail, and there Is little
probability of the tall manifesting its
feeble lines before Monday night, as
the moon will be much brighter for
three or four nights, notwithstanding
Its position in the eastern heavens will
be more favorable for cometary dis
play. If the skies are clear during the
time of lunar eclipse next Monday
night It is quite probable that the
comet will be seen entire while the
moon is in earth's shadow. This, al
though not the final, will be far the
tnost advantageous time for comet
Viewing, as the darkened skies will
afford the pale-blue of the tenuous tall
Its very best background.
"Let me add that an early and long
arch of the eastern skies on the
Morning of May 21 (Saturday), for
which a stay had been made at the
Crest all night, failed to discover to
eye or instrument any suggestion of
any cometary presence, notwithstand
ing a clear, dark sky, the moon having
retired low in the west."
PrlnerviUe Has Fine View.
PRINEVILLE, Or.. May 21. Special.)
-The comet appeared last night in the
(western skies on schedule. At first the
tall was obscured somewhat by light from
the setting sun. but later it shone forth
With great brilliancy.
Lloyd CJ. Kigdon, of Salem, is at the
William Douglas, of Eugene, Is at the
J. F. Olsen, of Astoria, is at the
II. C. Jones, of Tonopah, Nev., is at
the Ramapo.
A. C. Dixon, a merchant of Eugene, Is
at the Imperial.
H. E. Sharpe. a mining man of Grants
Pass, is at the Lenox.
E. B. Hazen. a lumberman of Bridal
Veil, is at the Portland.
Mr. and Mrs. George II. Graves, of
palem, are at the Nortonla.
Clark W. ' Thompson, of Cascade
Locks, is at the Portland.
Mr. and Mrs. F. N. Mackley, of Reed
ville, are at the Perkins.
R. L, Shaw, a lumberman of Mill
City, is at the Imperial.
Ralph Budd. engineer for the Oregon
DTrunk, Is at the Cornelius.
D. W. Baker, vice-president of the
pacific Mutual Life Insurance Corn-
pany, of Los Angeles, is at the Port
land. D. W. Yoder, a business man., of
Burns, is at the Imperial.
J. H. Dunlop, a business man of Cas
cade Locks, is at the Oregon.
Mr. and Mrs. E. P.- Lyon and Mrs.
M. A. Mann, of Eugene, are at the
Theodore Falangus, postmaster at
Clifton, and Mrs. Falangus, are at the
Miss Ada M. Hart returned yesterday
from a six months' visit to Southern
C. M. Carron and W. A. Waldron,
commission brokers of Detroit, Mich.,
are at the Cornelius.
H. G. Dawson and wife, of Chicago,
who are making a tour of the Pacific
Coast, are at the Seward.
A. W. Norblod, secretary of the
Astoria Chamber of Commerce, and
Mrs. Norblod, are at the Cornelius.
Phil H. Kohl, of Wayne, Neb., is at
the Cornelius. Mr. Kohl came here to
invest in farm lands near Sheridan.
T. B. Manley, supreme president, and
E. L. Balz, supreme secretary, of the
Modern Brotherhood of America, of
Mason City, Iowa, will be in the city
May 29. to visit the local order. They
will stop at the Portland.
George H. Cecil, assistant forester for
the Portland district headquarters, left
last night for Ketchikan. Alaska, where
lie will make an inspection of National
forests. He will be absent six weeks.
It. W. Ward, of Chehalis, Wash., is at
the Lenox.
W. A. Worstell, of La Grande, is at
the Perkins.
E. D. Wagner, the Ashland editor, is
registered at the Imperial.
A. W. Ludner, a Seattle real estate
dealer, is stopping at the Oregon.
. T. W. Johnson, a prominent business
man of Biddle, Or., is at the Perkins.
J. B. Maher, a business man of El
lensburg. Or., is registered at the Per
kins, Dr. L. B. Sperry, of Los Angeles, the
well-known lecturer, is at the Cor
nelius. A. M. Brown, who has mining Inter
ests near Caldwell, Idaho, is at -the
E. S. Collins,' of Ostrander, an owner
of extensive timber lands, is stopping
at the Portland.
W. J. McConnell, an attorney from
Moscow, Idaho, is in Portland on legal
business. He is at the Imperial.
E. W. Willard, a prominent Oregon
stock buyer, has just returned from a
two months' business trip through Cali
fornia. He Is at the Imperial.
Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Gawley, of Ta
coma, who are touring the Pacific
states, are now in Portland, en routeo
California. They are at the Lenox.
Justice Martin, of the Court of Ap
peal of British Columbia, Victoria,
Canada, and the Judge in Admiralty of
the Province, was a visitor in Portland
for several days last week.
W. D. Stlllwell, a pioneer of 1844,
who settled near North Yamhill, came
from Tillamook a few uays ago, where
he has lived since 1876, to visit his old
friend. Green L Rowland, also a pioneer
of 1844, at North Yamhill, who for some
months has been in poor health.
J. H. Mitchell, connected with the
construction Department of the New
York Central Railroau, at Jackson,
Michigan, came to this city about a
month ago to visit his son, J. D.
Mitchell, who has been a resident of
Portland .since 1907, and probably will
remain until after the Rose Festival.
Mr. Mitchell, Sr., says that the New
York Central finds the Oregon fir the
best timber known for construction
purposes, and that it has a high value
tor inside finishing as well. The com
pany used 300 carloads in 1909, and
will use more than twice that amount
in 1910.
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen E. Thompson,
of New Haven, Conn., arrived in this
city last Tuesday. They went to Hon
olulu direct last December, and left
that place about six weeks ago, landing
in Los Angeles. Then some time was
spent in the principal California cities
before coming to Oregon. Both Mr.
and Mrs. Thompson were very positive
in their declarations that they never
had seen such beautiful and fragrant
roses as were in evidence on every hand
in Portland. Not the least of the
pleasant surprises that they had here
was the accidental finding by Mr
Thompson of a schoolmate of more
than 62 years ago, in the person of Mrs.
George H- Himes, rormerly of East
Haven, Conn.
CHICAGO. May 21. (Special.) Ore
gon people registered at Chicago hotels
today as follows:
From Portland Great Northern, A.
W. Arnold and family; C. Minslnger.
Lasalle, J. H. Nicholas, Dr. and Mrs.
Ray W. Matson.
Max Rott Is Missing. '
Inquiry has reached this city re
garding the whereabouts of Max Rott,
who left Tacoma about the middle of
December, 1909, for Portland and has
not been heard of since. His sister
and mother are very anxious to receive
some news of him or of his where
abouts. Rott is five feet eight inches
tall, has light brown hair and blue
eyes and has a slender figure. Any
information regarding the man should
be addressed to Mrs. Charles Wittee,
306 East 55th street. New York, N. Y.
Advance Granted to Telegraphers.
BOSTON, May 21. A readjustment of
the wage scale of 1000 telegraphers o!
the Boston & Maine Railroad was an
nounced today. The men will receive
an advance averaging 7 per cent.
Woman's Club Meeting Adjourned.
The social science department of the
Woman's Club will not meet until. June
13. At that time there will be a lec
ture by Mrs. Lucia F. Addlton on "He
redity and environment."
Son Born to Mr. and Mrs. Duniway.
Attorney and Mrs. Ralph R. Duniway,
of 74S East Burnside street, are rejoicing
in the arrival at their home last eve
ning of a baby boy.
Various Fenders Are Tried Out
on Dummies.
Mayor Remains but Short Time and
Results of Trial Are Considered
Unsatisfactory to Officials, but
Representative Is Pleased.
Yesterday's final test of streetcar
fenders proved as farcical as all of the
other "final" tests conducted by the City
Council committee, at Twenty-sixth and
Upshur streets, during the past few
iBut one of the committee members
was present and he came 30 minutes late.
Councilman Lombard, chairman, missed
connections with the automobile that car
ried the dignitaries to the scene where
the helpless dummies were forced to
undergo the terrific crushing given by the
testing cars, and was not present. Coun
cilman Ellis is basking on peaceful
nature's bosom at Collins Springs.
Mayor Simon arrived on time, as usual,
but he saw only three of the tests,
after which he took advantage of a stay
in the proceedings and left for the City
Hall, where he had work to do. Some
other Councilmen were present, but from
all that could be gathered there, will be
no official decision on the fender to be
approved by the Wednesday session of
the Council.
The Nelson, Martin, Brady and the car
company's fenders were tested. Of these,
the Nelson, Brad:.' and car device worked
well, as far as picking up dummies is
concerned, but It is regarded by many
as of little value in determining what
fender will or will not prove a success
in protecting the lives of accident victims.
Councilman Wallace declared that no
"dummy" test Is worth anything; that
it must be an. actual running- test on
cars operating over the lines of the com
pany every day to prove which. If any, is
worthy of adoption.
F. A. Nelson, vice-president and su
pervising master mechanic of the -American
Automatic Fender Company, of Min
neapolis, last evening made :he following
statement regarding the situation in
"The demonstration given today shows
what the American automatic air con
trolled fender is capable of, and I am
entirely satisfied with the showing we
made. It must be understood, of course,
that on account of a few sham curves
on the lines in this city, ard One or
two heavy grades, the fenders mua- be
carried at least ten inches .above che
rails here. But this is merely a detail of
construction which our company will
meet In Portland, just as we have met
them in Brooklyn. Cleveland, Jersey Oily
and other places.
"I want to say, alBo, on behalf of
myself and my company, that I greatly
appreciate the courtesy that has been
shown me here both by tho .'ty officials
and the officials of the Portland Rail
way, Light & Power Company. Having
had one or two unfortunate accident
here with my equipment 1 regard it as
a special favor that these tests hive
been continued for me until such time
as I could show what my fender will do,
which I have done at today's demonstra
Large Amount of Equipment Just
Ordered by Harrtman Llnes.v
According to the "Railway Age-Gazette"
the Harrtman lines passenger
equipment order to the Pullman Com
pany. Including 424 cars, previously
reported, will be divided as follows:
189 coaches, 87 chair, 59 baggage, 35
postal, 25 dining, 12 observation,' 16
baggage and postal and one passenger,
baggage and mail. Except the diners
and observation oars, this equipment
will have all-steel underframes and all
steel bodies. The Oregon Short Line
will receive 5$ coach, 10 chair, 5 bag
gage, 5 postal, 6 diner and 5 combina
tion cars; the Union Pacific will receive
five diners, the Oregon Railroad & Nav
igation will receive two postal, eight
baggage, four combination, two chair
and 12 coaches. The Oregon & Cali
fornia will receive four postal, six bag
gage, five combination and ten coaches;
the Central Pacific will receive 38
coaches, 30 chain ten baggage, - 11
postal, five diner and five observation
cars; the Southern Pacific will receive
58 coaches, 45 chair, 25 baggage, nine
postal, seven diner and seven observa
tion cars; the Arizona Eastern will re
ceive one passenger and mail car; the
Oregon & Washington will receive 15
coaches, five baggage, four postal, two
diner and two combination cars.
Hovenden Acres, the old Hovenden
homestead, will be put on the market
June 1, by the Union Bank & Trust
Company, in ten-acre tracts.
Bridge to Connect Xatlons.
SAN ANTONIO. Tex., May 21. It was
announced here today that the new in
ternational bridge between Brownsville,
Tex., and Matamoras, Mex., will be form
ally opened July 21 and 22. President
Taft. Colonel Roosevelt, President Diaz.
Governer Campbell of Texas, and the
Governor of Tamaullpas, Mex., hav-e, baan.
invited to atf -
Where to Get the Best Suits
and Young Men, $20 to
Scotland Sends Her Compliments
to Stein-Bloch in America
As Americans proud of your country's advance upon the markets of the world, you will read
the following letter with satisfaction." It was written by a representative of the land of the spin
ners of famous cloth, an expert who is known in his "ain countree" as one of her foremost
judges of cloth and tailoring-
It bears the letterhead of
R.W. FOUSYTH, Limited
And the date of the letter reads 25th March. 1910. The letter savs:
Messrs The Stein Bloch Company,
Rochester, N. Y.
We have just opened out the "SAC
suits, "CHESTERFIELDS, and "TUXEDOS" shipped 'by you
on 28th February - and have much pleasure in con
gratulating you upon both the style and finish of
On this side they are quite a revelation
to us in the way of highclass tailoring, and certainly
far ahead of anything that has been attempted here
in the way of ready-to-wear garments.
Respectfully yours,
Many Drownings Attributed to
' Lack of Them.
No Bids Have Been Received for
Sell wood Pool, Yet Batliing Sea-
son at Hand Devotees Clam-
or for Accommodations.
Lut bathing season's death toll In
the Willamette River is partly at
tributed to lack of free sublio baths:
Miss Mattle EL eohuylert August 20.
Joseph "Ward, August 28.
Ralph Kasper, August 27.
John Reed. August 1
Arthur DJork. August 15
Merrill 8. Johnson. July 27.,
Peter Ironfall. July 20.
Gilbert C. Price. July 15.
Clarence E. Vansh, July 13.
Lionel Rathbone, June 12.
Shirley E. Barker. June 3.
Henry Jensen. July 8.
Elmosl Trembly. July 2.
Frank Kail a. w. May 15.
Miss Jennie Mayo. May 12.
Alfred Bwanson. May 8.
D. M. Lindsay. May 2.
Glades c Jacobson. May 3.
Christina Eracraf, April 25.
In addition to these, the bodies of
four unidentified men were recovered,
who are believed to nave been sui
cides. This record covers less than
flare months. In September, two were
drowned in the river. Other drown
ing cases were reported In the Co
lumbia Slough and Hawthorne Park
Lake. Ten of these lives no doubt
would have been saved wtth free
A repetition of last year's bathing sea
son drowning totalities may be expect
ed this year unless the plans of the City
Park Board mature before the season
fully opens. Under the plan for free pub
lic bath, now proposed, many drown
ings will Inevitably result, according- to
Edward Holman, who several years ago.
with L Samuels, started free baths main
tained by public subscription-
Thus far. definite. plans have been made
for only one free public bath tank. It is
to be located In Sellwood. That far away
from the down-town districts, It would be
of little use, says Mr. Holman. to other
parts of the city. Though the plans of
the Park Board contemplate the construc
tion of these tanks In all the large parks
of the city, only the one In Sellwood
will be erected before Fell, and there Is
grave danger of Its failure of completion
in time.
Although advertisements for bids were
published two months ago, none has been
received. Superintendent of Parks Mische
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rkbidekt omecrron
said last night that It seemed Impossible
to get contractors to bid on the project.
The tank as proposed will be elaborate
and up-to-date in every particular. In
structors In swimming, whose services
will be free, will be stationed at each
Free public baths were established seven
years ago by Holman and Samuels, each
contributing personally to their mainte
nance. The first was located just east
of the Brunside bridge and was later re
moved to the foot of Taylor street, be
tween the Morrison and Madison-street
bridges. At the close of the season of
1908 it was turned over to the city,
and under Mayor Lane's administration
was permitted to deteriorate until in 1909
the houss and all the apparatus were
swept away by high water.
When Mayor Simon was Inducted Into
office, the season was too far advanced
to take up the question, although he ex
pressed himself as strongly favoring
free baths.
In the Park Board scheme, no baths
Boston Is soon to have an Immense
new factory for the construction of
high-grade pianos, as the Hallet &
Davis Piano Company has just awarded
contracts for an extensive plant to be
constructed on the banks of the Nepon
set River at NeponBet.
The site for tfils new piano factory
is probably one of the finest for its
purpose to be found in the country. It
is within 20 minutes' ride of Boston
City Hall, less than five minutes' walk
from the Neponset station and only
about four minutes' walk from the
Adams-square trolley cars. The build
ing will be on a branch of the New
York, New Haven & Hartford Rail
road, and the Hallet & Davis Piano
Company has a spur track of more
than 1000 feet in length on its own
property there. It will also have fine
dock facilities, where coal and other
supplies may be brought by vessel and
unloaded upon its own land.
It Is the purpose of the company to
make this new piano factory one of
the finest and best equipped of such
establishments In the world, if not the
very finest. The plans call for an ex
penditure of from J500.000 to $600,000.
The buildings will be of reinf&rced
concrete, with all Interior appointments
of the finest character.
Through its engineers, French &
Hubbard, the company has let the con
tract to J. Fred Lines Company, of
Merlden, Conn., and work Is to begin
R. W. Forsyth, Limited, Glasgow;
and Edinburgh, are among the foremost!
men's outfitters in all Great Britain. I
Praise from so high a native source is;
doubly impressive, for it came to STEIN
BLOCH unsolicited. The welcome that
London gave the STEIN-BLOCH
SMART CLOTHES last spring is more
than duplicated
You have the opportunity now to try
on these same identical STEIN-BLOCH
SMART CLOTHES in your own home
town. Come and try on. We are the
exclusive agents.
are to be established on the river. This
Is owing to the fact that the river water
Is unsanitary, being the repository for
tho sewerage system of Portland. There
are those, however, who think that at
ieast a temporary bath should be con
structed on the river and in this way
preclude the possibility of probable
drowning of boys.
During the time the free baths were
in operation not one drowning was re
ported. Last year, of the 24 drownings,
10 may be directly attributed to the lack
of them. All bathing In the river out
side of the baths was prohibited. When
the City Park tanks are completed. It Is
the plan to have an ordinance passed to
that effect. In this way accidental drown
ings. It Is believed, would be reduced to
the minimum.
Snowfall Big Aid to Ranchers.
DENVER, Colo.. May 21. A heavy
snow storm prevails today all the way
from Northern Wyoming into Southern
SETT AT .A COST.OPBgl'WKK!N f 500.00ft J AND 1600,000.
at once. The first building will be
about 300 feet by about 80 and five
stories. It will be as well lighted and
as airy as such a structure can possi
bly be made. On this building there
will be an expenditure of owr $250,000.
The interior fittings will be of the
best quality and of fine appearance.
An underground passage will be made
connecting with the engine and boiler
house, which will be equipped with the
most modern plant of its kind. Includ
ing everything necessary for manu
facturing Its own electricity for power,
lighting and heating.
In this factory all the machinery will
be driven by individual motors, and
every sort of known labor-saving de
vice will be Installed, so that the new
establishment in this respect will be
one of the most modern in existence.
The factory will give employment to
more than 600 men.
Boston has alwayi enjoyed a reputa
tion for the building of fine pianos and
the construction of this great modern
manufacturing plant will be a long
step toward maintaining the standing
of the city as the home of high-grade
Instruments of this type.
The Hallet & Davis Company first
started manufacturing pianos in Bos
ton In 1839 and from a very small be
ginning has steadily grown until It has
come to be recognized as one of the
largest piano manufacturers in the
world. When it decided to remain In
Boston the officials of the company
began to look around for a suitable
for Men
Colorado. The weather is comparatively
warm, and most of the snow melts as It
falls. In Denver the enow storm was as
heavy as any of last Winter. The snow
will be of great benefit to ranchers and
Five Inches of snow fell at Cheyenne,
Wyo., and the storm was said to be gen
eral over that state. Telegraph service
west of Denver was s riously crippled for
a time, the wet snow pulling down the
wires in many places.
Hose Festival Gets P. O. Grounds.
WASHINGTON. May 21. The Treas
ury Department today granted Sena
tor Bourne's request that the Portland
Rose Festival managers be permitted to
erect a stand on -the postoffice lot dur
ing the time of the Rose Festival, pro
vided no revenue be derived, and the
management comply with the regula
tions prescribed by the department for
site and finally secured 12 acres on the
banks of the Neponset River.
The firm which will construct the
vast factory Is known as one of the
largest contractors in Connecticut, and
with orders calling for the Issue of the
best materials and the best kind of
workmanship, is expected to construct
a piano factory which shall bring to
Boston the distinction of having the
finest and most modern plant of the
kind to be found In the entire country.
W. H. Ham. of the firm of Hallet &
Davis, who has the matter of the con
struction of this new factory under his
personal supervision, says that just as
soon as this first building Is completed
It Is planned to start work upon a
second structure, which is to be a part
of the great whole.
In the nearly 75 years the company
has been In existence It has always
striven for superiority of construction
ami tone. In that time It has been
awarded 139 gold medals and competi
tive awards, and has received innu
merable letters of approbation from
world-renowned musical composers and
artists, while aside from these Its won
derful growth Is pointed out with pride
by members of the company as evi
dence that its alms have been attained
and recognized by the public
The celebrated Hallet & Davis pianos
are represented throughout the West
by Eilers piano- house, and Is one of
the most popular high-grade makes
handled by this great house, who are
now operating 40 storer