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About The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current | View Entire Issue (June 23, 1912)
CRAFT CAUGHT III
Passenger on Dora Describes
Terrible Race to Escape
SHIP SAILS SEA OF BLACK
Blinding Hall of Ash Falls Covering
All, Lightning- Flashes and
Searchlights Show as on
Inky Velret Curtain.
8 E WARD, Alaska. June 11. (Spe
cial.) A vivid pen picture of the re
cent volcanic disturbance that occurred
to the westward is given by J. E.
Thwaltes, United States mall clerk of
tha steamer Dora, plying between Bew
ard and Unalaska.
"On the morning of June 6, while we
were on our way from Unalaska to
Seward." said Mr. Thwaltes. "we called
In at the cannery town of Uyak, on the
west side of Kodlak Island. While
there the residents reported that for
several days there had been the sound
of muffled explosions and that numer
ous earthquake shocks had been noted,
and that as a consequence some appre
hension t felt. On leaving Uyak we
entered on our regular course along
the Shelllkoff Straits for a few miles
and at 1 o'clock we turned Into Kup-
reanoff Straits, on our easterly way
toward Kodlak, our next point of call.
"Tha day was exceptionally fine and
all of the passengers, were on deck,
lounging about and smoking, when the
lookout called, "Volcano smoke on the
port bow.' Gazing westward on the
mainland, an Immense column of smoke
was seen ascending skyward, its di
ameter seemingly at least a mile. Cap
tain McMullen. of the rora. identified
It as Katmal Volcano, and the distance
tl miles due west.
Wonder Tans to Terror.
"At that time we did not know Kat
mal was an active volcano, as records
show that it has been Inactive for
mora than 20 years. Cameras were
brought on deck, but the volcano was
so far distant It was almost Impossible
to get a picture. The amazing spec
tacle was watched by all hands with
intense Interest until suddenly it
dawned upon us that the mountain was
fading from view and that a heavy
cloud was moving toward the ship.
Soon the cloud hid Mount Katmal and
we suddenly realized that the cloud
was not a ralncloud but a cloud of vol
canic ashes. .
"Suddenly the great black mass was
split asunder by an almost blinding
flash of lightning and the crash of
thunder that followed startled the na
tive crew, who bad never before beard
anything so terrifying. As the light
breeze that had sprung up carried the
cloud In our direction, the lightning be
came common and the thunder was al
most one continuous roar. Three hours
after we witnessed the first outburst
from Mount Katmal we were 75 miles
away and the cloud of ashes was di
rectly over the ship. It was then 4
P. M. and the sun was not due to set
until 10 P. M., but as the cloud passed
overhead the air darkened with a dark
ness that was different from anything
we bad ever seen before.
"It was then -that we recognized
the real nature of the cloud and then
with a low powered boat we started
the race for Kodlak, in a desperate at
tempt to beat out the death that we
felt hovered overhead, and warn the
Inhabitants. All steam was crowded on
In tha attempt to get In before tne
cloud completely enveloped us and com
plete darkness settled over our little
ship. On either side there was a streak
of daylight, but we seemed to be steam
ing down a shadowed path in a gnasuy
Ask Covers Deck.
"By 6 o'clock the cloud had settled so
that we started the electric lights. In
order to see our way about the ship.
There was still light enough to see
to navigate the ship through the nar
row danarerous straits. boon parti
cles of white ash began to fall on deck
and then we knew that It was vol
canic ash. The lookouts began to com
plain that the ashes were getting in
their eyes and blinding them, while
on tha cliffs and Jutting rocks that we
ware passing the ashes had whitened
and showed ghastly In the gathering
"Tha Dora had threaded the last
tortuous channel that leads Into the
harbor of Kodlak and with the goal
only five miles away the daylight sud
denly was snuffed out like a candle and
ws war afloat In a fog of inky black
ness. The darkness was absolute and
what added to the danger the air was
filled with tha volcanlo ash and fine
sllllca sand that cut tha skin like a
million needle points.
"And now under the cover of the
deepest darkness the fall of ashes and
aand began in real earnest. It fell
In whirls and eddies. A million whirl
pools seemed hidden la the air and the
dust waa whirled Into every place on
the ship. There was no escape from
It. Windows were battened down and
all entrances to the wheelbouse bat
tened with blankets and still no escape.
The darkness was so thick that you
could feel it.
"Bright clusters of electric lights
were not visible fer more than three
tttt. and the searchlight seemed to be
thrown on a black velvet curtain 10
feet from the ship. There was no pene
trating the thick, dusty atmosphere.
Helta Pierce Blackness.
"The flashes of lightning were truly
magnificent and seemed to be the only
thing that could penetrate the mantle
of night. The heavy rolling thunder
that followed the flashes seemed muf
fled and as the Jagged forks of light
eut the ash clouds, followed by the
rumble of thunder it seemed that noth
ing could be added to the inferno that
hovered about the ship, and still It was
two hours till sunset.
"Gulls and shore birds came hurtling
through the air and striking the rig
gleg fell dying on the decks. The
thermometer began to rise. With all
porta closed conditions on board be
oame almost unbearable. Captain M:
Uullen kept on the course as long as
possible and when within three miles
of Kodlak gave up the effort and
turned and ran for the open sea. As
the ship draw away from the shore the
wind freshened from the west and sail
waa added to steam In an effort to get
sway from the stifling cloud.
"For 10 weary, dusty hours we sped
from tha center of the Inky cloud and
than for the first time a ray of light
waa noticed ahead. It was a fiery red
glow that changed to a murky yellow
as wa pounded through the opaque
gloom and an hour later we got out
from under the cloud and had a breath
of para ocean air and oh. how good It
"During the night the wind bad
freshened and by the time ws got out
Who did not save Borne
part of his earnings and who
did not make the most of his
opportunities. "When found
note whether or not he is
successf uL You will find he
never had a Bank Account
and never thought it worth
while to save. In short, you
will find a failure.
Do otherwise. Any sum
convenient to you will start
an account with us.
SAVINGS & TRUST
Sixth and Washington Sts.
Open Saturday Evenings
6 to' 8.
Into the light it was blowing a gale,
but no one minded it at all." ,
MILL AIDS EMPLOYES
WIMiAJLETTE PULP A PAPER
COMPANY TO START SOOX.
Tract of Iand Bought on Which
Model Homes Will Be Built and
Sold for Cost on Easy Terms.
OREGON CITY. Oft. June XI (Spe
cial.) In order to aid its employes
and make them better satisfied with
conditions the Willamette Pulp
Paper Company will found a little city
for them on the West Side near the
schoolhouse. The concern has about
760 employes, and at least half of them
will be benefited within a year. A
tract of 68 acres has been purchased
which will be cleared Immediately and
platted jSttls Summer. It is the com
pany a plan as ouumea uy a -l. juu
Raln. mill manaarer. to divide the land
Into one-quarter-acre tracts, lots 100
by 100 feet or 50 By zuu teet, aa ae
sired, and to reserve one block for
park purposes. .
Modern dwellings will be erected by
the company for the employes, to be
paid for on monthly Installments equal
to rent. No Interest will be charged.
This method of home-building and buying;-Mr.
McBaln declares, will make
It possible for every employe w own
his own home within a few years. The
work of clearing and platting win oe
completed by August 15, ana it is
thouKht that several or we nomes wui
be finished by Winter. The houses
will be of bungalow type containing
Ave or six rooms. The lots win do
fenced and will face a road connecting
with the suspension bridge. Mr. Mc
Rnin savs that the men are enthu
siastic over the plan, and he believes
the majority of them will laice aavan
tr of the opportunity offered. The
company recently established a bonus
system which has resulted In the em
ployes increasing xueir w
output of the mill being Increased.
PEOPLE'S MARKET REOPENS
nun nt fir a In our old store.
- Ai.nroii thA l&rze store at 208
,a t4 mtrmot in tha same block
as the old store, and will open Monday
morning with an aosoiuieiy new
of groceries, meats, etc AU prices ad
vertised for Saturday will prevail dur
ing this week, name teiepnone num
Fall River Application Made.
. . wr rm Tun. 99. Sneci&Ll
tSALfU, V... " " ' '
The Fall River Irrigation Company has
made an application w mo
.w -.-. L'.n ur fnr water for a
ina Di.ii . "'rv'" - .
Carey Act project of 2500 acres of pub
lic and private land from the Fall
River, a tributary of the Ies
chutes River. According to figures In
the office of the State Engineer the
overflow of the river is practically all
taken up and it is possible the water
may not b allowed.
Portland homes expecting visitors
during tha Elks' Convention should be
illuminated, in keeping with the gen
eral festive spirit that will be in the
air during the week of July 8 to 13.
We make a specialty of home fllumi-nation.
Store, office building and general
decorating by means of electricity ar
tistically and economically done by
Ihe a J. Walsh Co.
lighting. Fixtures and Electrical Con
Sll Stark St, Bet. 6th and 6th.
' Both Phones.
t5j : i -d ji a a n,n Tnni'oe TTahia .TrkTi t"ti n Patterns. Latest Styles in All Sizes, lOo and 15o
.r XaUIAlcM .a, ua tin ma fcp .a. g awa . g ; .
Home Journal Style Books Are 25o, With a 15o Pattern Free, Thus Reducing the Cost to Only lOo
The New Poplins
New Mercerized Poplins of beautiful
finish shown in colors and white.
Special at 25 a yard. ,
New Irish Linnette in flowers, fig
ures and dots with pretty borders.
Special for this sale at 20 a yard.
The Most in Value, the Best in Quality
Colored Linens in the popular shades
of blue and pink; full 36 inches wide.
Special at 40 a yard.
Indian Head Suitings of splendid
weight, shown in white and colors.
Special at 15 a yard.
Money Goes Far When Used at This Store, Especially Is This Evident Dunng This Sale
In the mid-season period when you are seeking overflowing measures of economy, do not forget thai LAST year your search ended at this
S! ALWAYS goes far, wSrf quality never disappoints where stocks are ever fresh and new and e'
,.,,., tw-, vpor vat f-prtain neriods it is more Evident, especially m the month of June, wnen House-
cleaning" is in vigorous progress in every department. Head the economy hints here listed
Quick Goodbye to a Great Overstock
Fine Summer Silks
It is better for us, as well as for you, to reduce our prices when
the demand exists than to wait for the season's end, and hence
this great June Sale of Summer Silks. Disregarding the actual
worth or cost of these beautirui ssiiks, we nave grouped mem u
l - 1 J 4 fa 1 ' J .-, -J lA.r
and marked tne various lines at jus amerero Jtxiu
ered prices price reductions which we are sure will
cause rapid selling and immediate stock reduction.
Thousands of Yards of the Choicest New Silks in Plain
Shades and 2icn Uolorings
Lot 1 85c Taffetas at 49
19-inch Real Swiss Taffetas, shown in
all wanted plain" shades, guaranteed
perfect in weave and finish.
Lot 2 65c Taffetas at 29
20 to 27-inch Lining Taffetas, plain and
fancy poplins, jacquard, printed and
pin-striped "Wash Silks.
Lot 3 at 45 Yard
Swiss Messalines, 19 inches wide,
shown in all the best plain shades. A
beautiful finished Silk very much un-derpriced.
Lot 7 $1.00 Foulards at 69
24-inch Silk and Satin Foulards the world's best makes. Silks that are guar
anteed spot-proof and perfect in both weave and finish. Shown here in a won
derful variety of designs and colorings.
Lot 8 $1.50 Black 45-Inch Peau De Cygne at ..... . ... . .98
Lot 4--at 68 Yard
French Messalines, full 27 inches wide,
shown in an endless assortment of solid
colors. A strictly high-grade Silk.
Lot 5 at 69 Yard
Best Dollar Silks from 19 to'27 inches
wide; the season's choicest weaves in
all colors and patterns.
Lot 6 at 39 Yard
Our. 50c and 65c Foulards, shown in an
enormous assortment of correct new
designs and colorings. They come in
both satin and silk finish.
Lot 9 $1.25 Bla,ck. 36-inch
heavy messalines at
Lot 10 $1.00 Black, 36-inch
Swiss Messalines at
Lot 11 $1.50 Skinner's Yard-
Wide Satins at ......
Lot 12 $1.00 Satins, guar
anteed two seasons, at. ... I .
! Priced at $10.00
$12.50 and S15.00
Of Fine Quality Serges and Mixtures
flfW 5s LA Excellent does not express
z$ei)S v their vaIue in sufficently
f ' tisk J 2. strong terms, because they are
without doubt the best Suits
we have ever shown at these
alluring prices. Furthermore,
they have arrived within the
last few weeks; they are New
York's latest. Made of fine
quality serges and mixtures,
shown in a large range of col
ors. They come in all sizes and
are handsomely tailored gar
ments. Where alteration is
necessary, a perfect fit is guar-
tBgt i if I anteea.
i!A v ,V H n. sill VYUIUCU a jufiooa uaw
-yWMSM $2.98, $3.50 and Up
You should buy tomorrow from
our immense line of stylish
now Dress Skirts. They arc
faultlessly made of excellent quality materials and are
perfect in fit and finish. They come in black, navy
and mixtures with high waist line, panel back and
fronts; also two-piece and one-sided effect. , Choose
now and save in the buying.
A Complete Sample Line of
Men's Flannel Shirts
At Less Than Manufacturer's Cost
"We were fortunate in securing at a splendid discount a prominent
manufacturer's sample line of Men's Fine Custom -Made Flannel
Shirts and now we ask you to share in our good fortune.
Over 500 Shirts, made of excellent quality flannels in shades of tan,
brown, drab, gray, blue and dark colors. They come in many styles,
made with military or low button-down collar, 2 pockets that but
ton, neat cuffs and extra well finished throughout. All sizes in the
lot, but not all sizes in each style. Arranged in four great lots and
priced as follows:
Lot 1 Best $2.00
Lot 2 Best $2.50
Lot 3 Best $3.00
Lot 4 Best $3.50
grade at . ... . ... ...
Men's $1.00 Negligee Shirts at 69
A very important offering of Men's Negligee Shirts, made of a soft
mercerized material that looks like silk and with soft button-down
collar and faced sleeves. They come in plain tan, cream 2Qp
and white and in all sizes. Regular $1 grade, on sale at
Men's Guaranteed Sox
6 Pairs at $1.50
The celebrated "Wayne knit indestructible Silk-Lisle Socks. The kind
guaranteed to wear six months without darning if worn alternate
ly. All sizes in the best shades of tan and in 10
black; 6 pairs in a box, priced at... ,P v
Men's Silk Four-in-Hand Ties, Made With Silk Embroidered Ends,
at 25c and 50 Each
Extraordinary Values in
FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN
Fortune favors you highly in this splen
did sale of high-class Summer Hosiery
and Knit Underwear. Prominent in the
display are two special offerings which
we describe briefly below. They will meet
the most exacting requirements as to
style and quality and exceed your expec
tations in lowness of price.
SILK LISLE HOSE
For children, 35c OKt
grade at J
An unusually fine-appearing and
well-wearing Stocking, made of
the finest silk-lisle with rein
forced heel and toe. They como
in white, black and the popular
shades of tan, blue, brown, pink
and red. All sizes from 5 to 9M
For women, 35c
grade at ...........
A special line of high-grade Silk
Lisle Hose, made with double
heel and toe and shown in light
or heavy weight. They come in
white, black and the wanted
shades of tan. All sizes from 8y2
A Complete Line of
Hew R. G. Corsets
Priced at $1 to $3.50
See Display Figures Morrison Street Window
"We are showing an extra large line of these popular Corsets in the
latest styles and materials for Summer wear. Come extreme low,
medium low, medium and high bust; medium, long and extreme long
hips. Materials used are coutil, plain or fancy batiste, pekin stripe
and others. A model for every figure at a price to suit all. Every
Corset sold by us absolutely guaranteed. Satisfactory wear or a
new Corset FREE.
Exceptional ILow Price Sale of
Women's Union Suits
Of fine cotton, 75c
grade at . ... . -... .
Fine seasonable-weight, perfect
fitting Cotton Union Suits, made
in an elastic rib and shown in
low-neck, sleeveless style with
cuff knee. They come in all sizes
and are the best 75c grade, on
sale at fifty cents.
Of silk lisle, $1.50 f -I (r
grade at ..pi.UU
Strictly high-grade Silk-Lisle
Union Suits, shown in low-neck
styles, sleeveless and with cuff
or lace-trimmed knee. All sizes.
Garments that fit perfectly and
are always sold at $1.50, priced
foi this sale at one dollar.
The EJew Wash Goods
In Prevailing" Weaves
i . and at Popular Prices
White Dress Linens, pure linen- fabrics of standard width and qual
ity at 60S 50 and 45 a yard.
Natural Colored Dress Linens, from 36 to 45 inches wide, at 50,
40t, 35, 25 and 20 a yard.