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THE SUSfJJAT OREGONIAJf, PORTLAND. NOVEMBER 2, 1913.
HARRIHAN MEN EYE
BEAR; WHY? ASKED
Union Pacific Directors Visit
Steamer at Wharf, Con
OFFICERS' REPORTS ASKED
Possible Competition With Hill Un.
rs Xext Year Thought Reason of
Ignored by Party.
Significance Is attache to the visit
yesterday morning of B. Tu Wlnchell.
director or traffic, of the' Union Pa
cific, with headquarters at Chicago;
W. Averlll Harrlman. son of the late
K. H. Harrlman. and a director of the
Union Pcclfic, and J. P. O'Brien, vice
president and general manager of the
O.-W. It. & N., aa well as of the San
Kranciseo & Portland Steamship Com
pany, aboard the steamer Bear at Alns
worth dock, as the matter of building
two new steamers for that fleet has
been under consideration.
In company 'with W. 13. "Wells, gen
eral agent of the steamship line, and
piloted by First Officer Dunning, of
the Bear, the party went through all
departments of the vessel above the
main deck. The members were prin
cipally Interested In passenger accom
modations and the amount of business
handled at different seasons. Though
the Bear Is not due to sail until 4
o'clock this afternoon, she was "ship
shape" as far as could be expected. In
view of the fact that preparations were
under way for her departure.
In not visiting the engine-room of the
vessel, the officials overlooked a plant
that s said to have no equal on the
Pacific Coast In point of order and
cleanliness, save that the Beaver, her
sister ship, boaTsts the same reputation.
Chief Engineer Jackson, who is the
pioneer of the "Big Three" fleet, has
no greater pride than the compartment
wherein reposes the propelling mech
anism. Marine men declare no naval
vessel surpasses the Bear and Beaver
on engine-room appearances. It is re
garded probable that in the considera
tion of engines for the new ships the
officials depend on experts for selec
tion, as theirs Is more a railroad train
ing, hence their inspection . was con
fined to decks, staterooms and lounging
Offloers of the three steamers, Bear,
Beaver and Rose City, have been asked
to file with the management written
opinions as to their ideas on how the
ships could be Improved In each de
partment, and voluminous reports have
gone In. Opposition expected next Sum
mer when the Hill liners are in opera
tion is taken as the main reason why
the steamship fleet is under consider
ation by the Union Pacifio men. They
paid some attention to AJnsworth dock,
which has been reported many times as
about to be replaced by a modern struc
ture. As the site of the old Alaska
dock, adjoining Alnsworth on the south,
is virtually cleared, river men point
out that construction could be started
there, beginning at the north side of
the O.-W. R. & N. bridge and one unit
of a new dock completed and used by
vessels, while Alnsworth was recon
structed, without Interfering with their
BEX OP GLASnS ON COAST
Portlund Shippers Offered More
Space for December Cargo.
Third of the "Den" fleet to be head
ed for Portland by the Royal Mall is
on Puget Sound, the British steamer
Den of Glamls, which ha: reported at
Victoria after a 16-day passage from
Yokohama. She will be here In about
a week and Is expected to sail direct,
as outbound cargo will be taken on at
Seattle and Tacoma. The Den of Ruth
ven was the Initial ship of the class to
come, and she was followed by the
Den of Cromble. The Den of Alrlle is
due in December.
Reports from Waterhouse & Co, of
Seattle, agents for the line, are that
there will be more space available for
December loading. That is partly ac
counted for by the fact that privately
chartered vessels will load for the Par
Kast; also that the Den of Alrlle will
probably go from here to Oriental har
bors. Instead of returning to Puget
Sound outbound. With extra steamers
to be sent from the North, she will
have more Portland space. New rates
on flour and wheat from the Coast to
the Orient, an advance of 50 cents a
ton, became effective yesterday.
SEATTTJE SHITS QtrAKAXTIXED
Kan Francisco Closed to Xorthern
Vessels Until Fumigated.
San Francisco has declared against
Seattle because rats have been dis
covered at the Northern port infected
with bubonlo plague, and Dr. Glover,
chief quarantine officer within the
Golden Gate, has given orders for the
fumigation of all vessels reaching San
Francisco from Seattle. His Instruc
tions emanated from Washington.
' As the Royal Mall and Hamburg
American steamers come here from Se
attle, also being bound from the Orient
and Manila, where plague is reported,
the same precautions will undoubtedly
be carried out at Astoria. The disposl.
tlon of Dr. Marcellus, City Health
Officer, and Captain Speler, head of the
harber patrol force, is to hasten the
catching of rats along the waterfront
so that examinations may establish
whether there is need to guard against
rats now here.
STEAMERS WAXTED FOR FAIR
Bayocean May Be Joined by Other
H. J. Cocoran, of San Francisco, for
merly with the North Pacific Steamship
Company, and who organized a cor
poration that purchased the passenger
yacht Bayocean here, from the Potter
Realty Company, during the Summer,
spent part of last week In the city
negotiating for other vessels that are
expected to be used on San Francisco
Bay during the 1915 Fair.
Mr. Cocoran left for Seattle yester
day morning, accompanied by Mrs.
Cocoran, and It is supposed that he
will Inspect vessels there that are
purchasable. One of the steamers said
to have been considered by him here
was the Monarch, which is tied up at
the old Victoria dock site.
.MICKEY LEADS SIMPLE LIFE
Irish Character, on LightresscI Re
members Shore Robbery.
Not for many months has the lure-of
rlties sidetracked Mickey O'Rourke,
rhlef "inglneer" of the light vessel
Columbia, from his prayerful determin
ation to shape a course far from tie
troublous seas of metropolitan zones,
since his experience a year ago at San
Francisco, when, after, a Journey from
here on the steamer Beaver, he was
set upon and robbed.
Captain Nell sen. skipper of the light
vessel, who was In the city yesterday,
says the hero of John Fleming Wil
son's stories has pocketed for the pres
ent all desire to walk on the mainland.
For about eight months Mlokey
O'Rourke has remained aboard the Co
lumbia, and if there Is any restlessness
bothering his frame, he counsels with
"Whist, avlck," admonished Mickey,
as Captain Nellsen was about to climb
over the side and head for Astoria.
" "Tis a small favor ol do be askin'
'f yez, but sh'ud eny 'f me frlnds load
yez down wld prlslnts, mind yez don't
burden yersllf. 'TIs not meself thot'l
go ashore; et least entll ther's more In
me Joompers thin th' rapskalllons tuk
from me et 'Frisco."
PORT'S BARLEY EXPORTS BIG
This City Stands Fourth In Septem
ber Wheat Movement.
Of 250. 651 bushels of barley exported
from the United States during Septem
ber, Portland sent away 123.404 bush
els, as shown In the monthly state
ment of the Department of Commerce,
which reached the Custom-House yes
terday. In wheat shipments for September,
Portland ranked fourth. New York hav
ing exported 2,710,747 bushels; Mary
land, 1,712,297 bushels; Galveston. 1,
295,360, and Portland. 1,245,483 bushels.
Steamer Butte launched.
ASTORIA. Or.. Nov. 1. (Special.)
The new steamer Butte, that Is to re
place the Wenona on the Grays River
run, was launched at the Wilson yards
this afternoon. The craft Is 75 feet
in length, 22 feet beanf and will draw
3.5 feet. She Is equipped with a 140
horsepower engine and Is fitted for
both passenger and freight service.
CUE TO ARRIVE.
Name. From. Date
Bear . .Los Angeles .In port
Sue H. Elmore Tillamook, ft ... . Nov. 2
Roanoke San Diego Nov. 2
Alliance Eureka. ...... ...Kov. Z
Breakwater. ...... Coos Bay. . . . . Nov. 2
hone City .San Pedro Nov. 8
Beaver. .Los Angelas. .... .Nov. k
Yucatan .San Diego Nov.
..Los Angeles. ..
. . . . Los Angeles. . .
F. tu L. A...
. Coos Bay
Sue H Elmore.
. . .Tillamook.
. . .Coos Bay ......
. . S. V. to L. A
. . an Diego
.. Ban Francisco.
.. .San Diego.
. .Los Angeles. . .
. . .Los Angeles. . .
. . .San Francisco.
Alliance. . . .
Koanoke. . . .
Rose City. . .
Beaver. . . . i
EUROPEAN AND ORIENTAL SERVICE.
Name. From. Date.
C. Ferd Laelss. ... .Manila ..Nov. 4
Andalusia Hamburg. ...... ..Deo. 4
Den of Glamls London.... Nov. 8
Slthonia Hamburg .Dec. 31
Den of Alrlle London Deo. 26
Merionethshire. ... London. ........ .Jan. in
Glenroy London -Feb. 16
Crown of Toledo. . . Glasgow Feb 28
Cardiganshire London -Mar. 16
C. FerU Laelsz Manila Nov. 8
Den of Glamls London .....Nov. 18
Andalusia Hamburg ..Deo. lo
Den of Alrlle London ..Deo. 31
Btthonla Hamburg Jan. 7
Merionethshire. ... London. ........ .Jan. 24
Glenroy .London. ........ .Feb. 21
Cardiganshire London .Mar. 21
Movements of Vessels.
PORTLAND, Nov. 1. Arrived German
ship .Werner Vlnnen, from Antofogasta.
Sailed 6steamers Northland and E. fcL.
Vance, for Los Angeles; steamer Carlos, for
Astoria, Nov. 1. Sailed at 9:30 A. M.
Steamer Columbia: at 1:30 A. M. Steamer
Rosalie Mahoney, for San Francisco. Sailed
at 3 P. M. Steamer Paralso, for San Fran
cisco. csan Francisco, Nov. 1. Sailed at 8 A. M.
British steamer Hawkhead. for Portland.
Arrived at noon Steamer Yucatan, from
Raymond. Wash., Oot. 31. Arrived
Steamer John A. Hooper, from Portland.
San Franclaco, Oct. 81. Sailed at 8 P. M.
Steamer Atlas, for Portland.
Taku Bar. Oct. 29. Arrived British
steamer Den of Ruthven, from Portland.
Raymond, Wash., Nov. X. SpeclaL)
Freight steamer Coaster arrived at 11 A. M.
today from San Francisco.
San Franolsco, Nov. 1. Arrived Steam
ers Knterprlse, from Hllo; Prometheus (Ger
man), from callao: Col. E L. Drake, barge
l, from Seattle; Yucatan, from Portland.
Sailed Steamers Hawkhead (British), for
Portland; Mexican, for Sallna Cruz; Con
gress, for Seattle; Elizabeth, for Handon;
Evalon, for Wlllapa.
London, Nov. 1. Sailed teamer Merion
ethshire (from Sunderland and Antwerp),
for Portland. Or.
Manila, Nov. 1. Arrived previously
Steamers Mongolia, from San Francisco;
Nile, from San Francisco.
Yokohama, Nov. 1. Arrived Steamer
AJax, from Vancouver.
Seattle. Wash.. Nov. 1. Arrived Steam
ers Catania, from Nome City; ship Ersklne
M. Phelps from San Francisco. Sailed-
Steamer Willamette, for San Francisco.
Tides tt Astoria- Sunday.
3:41 A. M 4.8 feetl 8:12 A. M 3.8 feat
2:S8 P. M .0 feet;iO:l P. M.. 0.8 foot
Slarconl Wireless Reports.
Korea, Ban Francisco, for Orient, 1107 miles
irom sun ifranclsco at o f. M. Oct. ol.
Santa Maria, Port dan Luis for Honolulu.
1623 miles from Port San Luis at 8 P. Al.
Lurllne. Honolulu for San Francisco, 126S
miles from San Francisco at S P. M. Goto
Honolulan. San Francisco for Honolulu, 985
miles from San Francisco at 8 P. M. Octo
Chlna. Orient for San Francisco, 8009 miles
from San Francisco at 8 P. M. October 31.
Sonoma, Sydney for San Francisco, 41
miles from Honolulu at 8 P. M. October 81.
Washtenaw. Vancouver for Port San Luis,
35 miles north of San Francisco.
Flfield. Bandon for San Francisco, 25
miles north of Point Arena.
Centralla, San Pedro for San Francisco,
11 miles north Point Sur.
Oliver J. Olson. San Pedro for San Fran
cisco, 20 miles south Pigeon Point.
Argyll. Port San Luis for Seattle. 60
miles south San Francisco.
Congress, San Francisco for Seattle. 52
miles north Point Reyes.
Arollne, Seattle, for San Franolsco. 200
miles north San Francisco.
Watson, Seattle for Sao Francisco, 176
miles from San FranclBco.
Buckman, San Francisco for Seattle, five
miles south of Point Reyes.
Rose City. San Francisco for Portland,
ten miles north of Point Reyes.
Redondo. Marshfleld for Ban Francisco, 27
miles south of Point Arena.
Columbia, Portland for San Francisco, 90
miles south of the Columbia River.
Asuncion. San Francisco for Vancouver, off
Hyades, San Francisco for Seattle, 13 miles
south of Destruction Island.
Lansing, San Luis for Juneau, 646 miles
north of San Francisco.
W. S. Porter. Everett for Monterey, 488
miles north of San Francisco.
"Willamette. Seattle for San Francisco, 20
miles north of Seattle.
General Hubbard, San Pedro for Seattle,
10 miles east of New Dungeness light.
Nome City, San Francisco for Everett,
Jefferson, Seattle for Alaska ports- 20
miles north of Active Pass.
Roman left Powder Point, B. C, for Port
San Luis, 7 P. M.
Spokane. Alaska ports for Seattle, eight
miles south of Cape Lazo, 7:80 P. M.
Falcon left Everett for San Pedro. 8 P. St.
RANCHER'S NURSE WEDS
Dorris, Cal., Man Wins , Colleen for
Bride After Accident.
KLAMATH FALLS, Or.. Nov. 1.
(Special.) The marriage of Miss Mary
Johnston and William McNalr resulted
from an accident In which Mr. Mc
Nair's leg was broken. He was brought
to the hospital in this city and nursed
by Miss Johnston, who had recently
arrived from Ireland. She had intended
to sail on the ill-fated Titanic, but
was prevented by a sudden illness.
The newlyweds will live on Mr. Mc
Nalr's ranch near Dorris, CaL,
Missouri last year produced lime valued
T EDUCE HERE
Portland to Depend on Own
Resources, Says Union
RAILROADS TO HELP ONLY
Through Rates Apply Via Columbia,
Says B. Ii. Wlnchell, but Lines
Follow Instructions of Ship
pers In Ron ting Freight.
Portland must depend upon her own
resources in building up steamship
service with the Orient- The railroads
are willing to help but will not take
B. L. Wlnchell. director of trafflo of
the Union Pacific system, who Is ac
companying Judge Robert S. Lovett,
chairman of the system, on an inspec
tion trip, said so yesterday.
So far as establishing a steamship
line to operate between Portland and
the Orient Is concerned, the Union Pa
cific has no such Intention, he de
clared. "We have through rates between
Interior points and the Orient," he
pointed out. "and these rates apply via
Portland the same aa they do via San
Francisco and Puget Sound. We are ab
solutely neutral as to the port through
which the traffic shall pass as well as
to the steamship line that shall handle
It. We have no favorite steamship
connection anywhere on this Coast.
"Portland has as good a chance as
any of the other Coast cities to de
velop an Oriental service. You have a
number of good steamship lines run
ning in here now. .If you furnish the
business no doubt you'll get direct
sailings. The railroads can't originate
the business. The railroads don't con
trol the routing. The shippers do that.
"I should think that business
originating at this port ought to go
far to keep a steamship line going with
grain, flour, lumber and other export
commodities. -As soon as the shipper
begins to realize that this port has
direct service he will route traffic
There Is no llklihood of the Union
Pacific routing Its California traffic
through Portland to connect here with
the O.-W. R. & N. water lines, says
Such a move Jiad been suggested In
view of the fact that the Union Pa
cific ho longer shares in the earnings
of the Central Pacific, over which its
California traffic moves west of Ogden.
"Time," he declared, "Is very essen
tial to shippers. They demand service
over the quickest route. Although we
would enjoy the long haul by handling
trafflc"by rail and water through Port
land, I am afraid that we would have
very little traffic were we to route
shipments that way. People would take
the quicker and shorter haul."
The Central Pacific, he said, always
will be the Union Pacific's favorite
connection at Ogden regardless of the
outcome of the suit recently brought
by the Government to force the South
ern to sell the Central.
This is Mr. Winchell's first visit to
Portland In more than five years. It Is
his first visit, too, since he became
trafflo director of the Union Pacific
system, which, besides the Union Pa
cific proper, comprises the Oregon
Short Line and the O.-W. R. & N. Com
pany. Systems Will Work Together.
Together with J. A. Munroe, vice
president In charge of traffic of the
Union Pacific and Oregon Short Line,
Mr. Wlnchell confen-ed yesterday with
R. B. Miller, traffic manager, and
Frank W. Robinson, assistant traffic
manager of the O.-W. R. & N. Company.
The traffic officials will accompany
Judge Lovett and members of his party
on a trip over the local properties,
leaving here probably today or tomor
row. They will go to Spokane and
thence eastward over the Short Line.
A. L. Mohler, president of the Union
Pacific, who has been in Portland for
nearly a week, will accompany the
One result of the present visit of the
Eastern officials will be a closer work
ing relationship between the three
component parts of the Union Pacific
"Business for the system," will be
the slogan under which employes will
work at every station from Omaha to
Portland. "What develops business for
one part of the line Is good for the
other end," says Mr. Wlnchell.
He advises people In the Northwest
not to depend entirely upon the
Panama Canal to solve their future in
dustrial problems. The canal will help,
he says, but It Is a means only to an
end. It Is not the end, nor does It pro
vide it. People must use it to attain
their end, he suggests.
The recent success of hog and corn
production in the Northwest pleased
the visiting traffic officials particu
larly. Within a few months Mr. Wlnchell
will return to Portland and make an
extended trip with local traffic of
ficials over the entire O.-W. R. &. N.
GOOD THINGS IN MARKET
ALL the different kinds of apples
that this section produces are now
In market, the later varieties more
especially. The display is particularly
fine. The Winter Bananas take first
place, some very choice samples re
tailing at 10 cents each or three for
a quarter. Apples are now going gen
erally by the box, the average quota
tions being: Spltzenberg (fancy), 32 a
box of 100; Grimes' Golden, 31.25; King,
$1 good cooking and baking apples;
Red-cheeked Pippins! $125; Northern
Spy (fancy), $1.50; Bellefleur, 75 cents.
Cooking apples retail at about 15 cents
a dozen; fancy, for the table, 25 cents;
some very nice Winter Bananas are
offered at 8 cents each. Very select
stock, of the holiday gift class, are to
be had in small packages at $1 a box.
Our supply of grapes comes now al
most entirely from California, the re
cent touches of frost having put the
Oregon product practically out of
business. Muscats and Tokays are 35
to 40 cents a basket, but some In
viting Tokays are to be had .at two
pounds for 15 cents; Sweet Muscats 45
cents, and Concords at 80 cents a basket.-
are now about the lowest for
which good fruit can be had. A new
comer Is the Cornlchan at 60 cents a
basket, or 10 cents a pound. Grapes
are nearing the end, for this season,
though the Black Princess variety, we
are assured, can be expected from
California for a full month yet.
Florida grapefruit is In considerable
evidence In market, from 25, 20, 15,
down to 10 cents each; lemons, 35 to
40 cents a dozen, bananas (good), 25
cents a dozen.
Some very choice pears, at 60 cents
a dozen, head the procession; good
Bartletts are 30 cents a dozen; Winter
Nells. three pounds for a quarter.
Though late pears are reported almost
a failure this year In Oregon, some
very presentable Fall "butters" and
Keefers are offered, at SI. 50 a bushel.
A new supply of alligator pears, at
50 cents, and fresh mangoes at 25
cents each, are exciting the Interest of
"good livers." Cape Cod cranberries,
at 15 cents a quart; huckleberries, at
15 cents a pound, and a few strawber
ries, with a decidedly last rose of
Summer appearance, at 35 cents a box,
comprised the more prominent fresh
Thanksgiving and the Christmas
spreads are being anticipated with new
stocks of Muscat Sultana and seeded
raisins, at 10 cents a pound; orange,
lemon and citron candled peel, at 20 to
25 cents a pound; almonds, 30 cents a
pound; walnuts . and chestnuts, both
Oregon grown (the latter from the
Griffith ranch) are 25 and 20 cents a
pound, respectively; apple elder, for
table use. 40 cents a quart, and boiled
cider, for cooking, at 31.25 a gallon,
are ready to the hand of the "chef."
New arrivals In delicatessen dainties
are honey in comb, 20 cents, two for
a qnarter; smoked bacon, 45 cents a
pound box; shad roe (fresh), 10 cents
a can; mackerel. In SS-cent cans, and
t am ales at 10, 16 and 20 cents each.
Among vegetables some very select
Webber tomatoes, at 35 cents a basket;
remarkably good cauliflower, at 25, 15
and 10 cents, and new hothouse mush
rooms (the Haddlne brand) at 50 cents
a pound, attract attention. Still to be
had are evergreen corn, at 40 cents,
and the yellow variety at 30 cents a
dozen, though the supply runs low.
Sweet potatoes are now In their prime
and retail at 2 cents a pound; Hub-
Dara squash, cabbage and pumpkin are
each 2 cents a pound; celery, at 15
cents a bunch, or two for a quarter.
Is very select stock; good everyday
tomatoes are 10 cents a pound," or SO
cents a basket. Endive (or chicory),
for salads, at S cents a head, is a new
comer, but all the old standbys, both
topped and tailed, are on hand, and
do credit to their growers.
Meat market specialties are wild rab
bits, from Eastern Oregon, at 85 cents
each; beef brains, at 16 cents; pig kid
neys, at 10 cents; clubhouse and pork
sausage, at 18 cents; pork tenderloins,
at 40 cents, and smoked calf tongues,
at 15 cents a pound. A Swiss dried
sausage, the Lundjager, at 20 cents a
pound, will no doubt revive memories
of home to some.
In the fish.-5-market sturgeon Is get
ting scarce, and brlnors 20 cents a
pound; Chinook salmon, 12 cents, and
steeinead ana sllverslde, 10 cents; hali
but, 10 and 121A cents: smelt. 10 centa
and California sand dabs, 20 cents a
pound. Crabs are 20 cents each, for
large, and two for a quarter for small;
clams, two dozen for 25 cents; hard
shell,-5 cents a pound.
Turkey is getting more prominently
to the front as Thanksgiving draws
near. The time-honored bird pre
sently retails at 35 cents a pound;
broilers, -25 cents, and hens 18 to 20
cents a pound.
Ranch eggs are soaring to 50 and
60 cents a dozen, but guaranteed, can
dled stock are offered at 45 centa.
Butter, 75 and 80 cents for two-pound
PRESS CLUB WILL ELECT
Three-Cornered Race of Modesty on
With the annual election of officers
coming tomorrow, the Portland Press
Club Is having the most exciting little
three-co-nered race for the presidency
in Its history.
Mark Woodruff, publicity manager
for the Portland, Eugene & Eastern; C
E. Sullivan, editor of the Catholic Sen
tinel, and John T. Dougall, of The
Spectator, are the three candidates.
Each has resolutely refused to tase
the stump in his own behalf, but their
backers are not so modest.
The election takes place tomorrow
from 10 o'clock A. M. to 7 o'clock P. M.
O. C. Merrick is in charge of the elec
tion arrangements as chairman of the
election committee. Balloting Is ex
pected to be lively all day.
While the contest for the presidency
has momentarily cast the minor offices
in shadow, there is a brisk fight for
the five places on the board of direc
tors. The candidates include: Chai-e
W. Myers. E. N. Blythe and Dean Col
lins, of The Oregonian; Don J. Sterling.
Robert A. Cronin and Harold E. Smith,
of the Journal, and George K. McCord,
Nathaniel Stevens, W. T. Buchanan and
CHINESE WOMAN INDICTED
Grand Jury to Consider Land Loca
tion Cases Convenes November 15.
Ah Hong, a Chinese woman arrested
Friday for having opium in her pos
session, was the only person indicted
by the Federal grand pury at its con
cluding session yesterday.
Not true bills were found against the
Roy Clark, charged with white sla
very; Claude Steeprow. charged with
having detained the mails . while em
ployed as a star route carrier out of
Alsea in Lincoln County; Jeanette Van
Zille, charged with white slavery; Eld
ridge K. Wheeler, charged with hav
ing started a fire in the Siskiyou Na
tional forest in Southern Oregon.
The new grand Jury, which will con
sider the fraudulent land location
cases, convenes November 15.
DAILY CITY STATISTICS
WASSTLtJFP-SCHRKIBffiR Basil Wassl
hiff, city, 2"J. and Katherene Schrelber, city.
THOMPSON-LUKE "Charles R. Thomp-son-clt3rj
2- Bnd L-o's E. Luke. city. 20.
UERGLUND-JOHNSON- Bros Asel Berg-
un4,-5llty and Agnes Matilda Johnson,
NEWTON-JONBS Arthur F. Newton,
city, legal, and Lllllo Jones, city, lepal
CHRISTE.NSEN-JOLLY-O. P. Cnrlken
sen. .amas. Wash., legal, and L. Olive Jolly,
OOPPO-ED.VO Erslllo Coppo. city 81
and Koslna Edao. city. 2L
LARSEX-OOLLINS Roy S. Larsen city
23. and Dorothy E. Collins, city. la. '
FIERCE-RYAN Dolph F. Pierce, city.
29, and Anna Rvan. city, 22.
P1ER-C5TBEDE Irvine C. Pier, Multno
mah station, 42 and Louise steede. city 81
LAGE-WILSOX- Bernhardt Hi Lage,
Hd3 River, Or., 31. and Csssle Wilson.
hV.LL-ROBERTS Dwifrht D. Hull city
23. and Rita C. Roberts, city. 19. ,
BOWMAN-EVANS Boyd K. Bowman,
city. 2S, and Lena C. Evans, city, 28.
HASTINGS-M'VEY- W. O. Hastings, city,
33, and Marlon X. McVey, city. aa.
RJnr To Mr. and Mrs. Matthew RekL
C7 Vvest Simpson street, October 19. a son.
r.-.f3 To Mr- and Mrs. Thomas Smith,
831 feavler street, October 21, a son.
CROW To Mr. and Mrs. Can C. Crow,
54 1 East Pine street. October 28, a son.
.HALE To Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hale,
51 hf, Thurman street. October 19 a son
.N 'ro Mr- aDd Mrs. EVTmund Senn.
S9i Lrshur street, October lO, a daughter
CURTESTo Mr. and Mri J. C. Curies.
12S East PAissell street, October 15 a
Change of Drive Xame Asked.
A petition has been presented to the
City Commission by property-owners In
Portland Heights asking that Steven
son's drive be changed to Market-street
drive. It is said the present name is
confusing to all not acquainted with
the street, and that the postoffice offi
cials have considerable trouble with
the house cumbering system on the
Boy Finds Torpedo, Wins Reward.
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 1. A 16-foot
torpedo with a dummy head, believed
to have been lost from the United
States torpedo-boat Truxton, was
found floating In the surf here today
by Vernon Bishop. 14. years old. who
dragged It ashore. Rewards for the
return of Government torpedoes range
from $10 to $200.
RIVER IDEAS TOLD
Chief of Engineers Writes to
MEADE IS UNSUITABLE
Increased Number of Pumps on Chi
nook Suggested as Most Practic
able Method of Securing Quick
Action on Colombia.
A very complete resume of the atti
tude of the United States engineers In
Washington toward the Improvement of
the Columbia River channel Is in the
hands of the Portland Chamber ff
Commerce in the form of a copy of a
letter sent by Colonel Edward Burr,
acting chief of engineers, to Senator
George Chamberlain, In response to a
request that efforts be made to ex
pedite the Improvement work on the
The text of Colonel Burr's letter fol
"1. The question of expediting the
completion of the improvement of the
uoiumDia, River at Its mouth Is being
given very careful consideration, both
by the district off ioer and this office.
"2. In the annual report of the chief
of engineers for the fiscal year ending
June SO, 1918, it was recommended that
a. cash appropriation of $1,000,000 be
made In the next river and harbor act,
and that a continuing contract author
lzatlon be granted In an amount suffi
cient to complete the work. It is be
lieved that $1,000,000 is all the cash
that will be required in the next river
and harbor act, assuming that such an
act will become a law about the 30th
of June, 1814, and that another river
and harbor act and sundry civil act will
become laws not later than March 4,
Winter Work Impracticable.
"4. As you are probably aware, it is
generally impracticable to work on this
jetty or on the bar during the Winter
months, th work ordinarily closing
about December 1. After the river and
harbor act becomes a law It will take
at least two months to prepare speci
fications for any 'work which may be
authorized by the act, advertise it, make
the neoessary contracts and give the
contractor a reasonable time to begin
delivery of stone under his new con
tract. Work under the appropriation to
be made in the next river and harbor
act will therefore probably not be In
active prosecution much. If any, before
September 1, 1914 and even with the
greatest possible pushing of the work
it does not seem probable that more
than $1,000,000 will be required between
that time and March, 1915, assuming,
as stated above, that active operations
will not be carried on after December
1. However, should the river and har
bor act contain a contract authoriza
tion, as recommended, there would be
no limit to the rate at which the work
could be prosecuted.
"4. The question of Increasing the
dredging capacity of the plant at the
mouth of the river Is having careful
"5. In regard to Dr. Kinney's sug
gestion that the transport Meade be
converted into a dredge, I beg to say
that I am informed uy the chief of
the quartermaster cerps that the Meade
is now at Galveston, where she Is held
for duty with the troops at that point,
and that it would not oe practicable to
transfer her to the Engineer Depar
ment for conversion into a dredge. It
may be stated In reference to this that
previous experience gained In convert
ing the former transport Grant into
the dredge Chinook Is not such as to
Indicate the desirability of a repeti
tion. The conversion of this vessel into
a dredge practically required the con
struction of the vessel at a cost of $355,
000, and it required as long to make the
change as to have built a new dredge.
The dredgj thus obtained, moreover,
has not been as satisfactory as a ves
sel designed especially for dredging
purposes. The transports were built
primarily for passenger service, with
a relatively high speed, which means
long, narrow and sharp hulls. These
vessels roll and pitch much more than
would large sea-going dredges, which
would be designed especially for dredg
ing purposes and would have relatively
low speed and great stability.
Meade Conversion Impossible.
"6. At the present time It appears
that the most practicable method of
obtaining Increased dredging capacity
on the bar will be to Install two addi
tional pumps on the Chinook of the
same size as those now Installed. To
take out the present pumps and Install
larger pumps might and very probably
would require so many changes that
they could not be completed by the
time the next dredging season opens, as
the Installation of larger pumps would
require changes in the ship which would
not be required by the addition of two
pumps of the same size as those now
installed. While there are some disad
vantages, and If,, as now appears pos
sible, these pumps can be Installed, it
Is believed that this will nearly double
the dredging capacity of the Chinook
and will probably accomplish what
those interested in the improvement
desire In the way of dredging.
"8. No other dredges in the En
gineer Department are as large as the
Chinook, and consequently no other
dredge would be able to work as many
days on the bar as the Chinook, and
the time that any dredge, even the
Chinook, can work on the bar, except
during the Summer months, is so small
as to make It not worth while to at
tempt to employ one except during
calm weather months. Very respect
fully yours, "EDWARD BURR,
"Colonel. Corps of Engineers, Acting
Chief of Engineers."
DOCKS POOR HIDING PLACES
Harbor Police Keep Tide of Derelicts
Harbor patrolmen have been herding
undesirables away from the waterfront
during the past few nights and, as the
force operates after dark In plain
clothes, petty thieves and the like that
have been responsible for recent minor
losses on the river are finding docks
and wharves poor abiding places.
Harbormaster Speler says there has
bcB a sudden Influx of tramps, min
gling wltn them being a few criminals,
and they have hit on the harbor as a
place to start wOik. So far only a
few tools from a machine shop and
property of questionable value have
been missed. As the night shifts have
been Increased, the district Is well
MAKAWELI LOADS LUMBER
Columbia Goes to West Coast in In
terest of Grace & Co.
At a rate of 50 shillings, the barken
tlne Makawell has. been engaged by
Gibson & Co. to load lumber here for
Australia. The barkentlne is at Hono
lulu and will proceed to the Columbia
W. R. Grace & Co. have fixed the
dltlons in Mexico are satisfactory it
is said she will discharge a part of her
load within the Golden Gate, loading
schooner Columbia for lumber from the
river to South America at 47s 6d. The
British steamer Strathness is another
carrier at Honolulu coming for lum
ber, she being under charter to Davles
& Fehon, who have also secured the
British steamer Harpagus to load for
South Africa at 76s 3d.
Duties collected at the Custom House
during October amounted to $63,490.
Receipts from all sources were $65,-
Though virtually all of the cargo of
the German ship Shurbek was aboard
yesterday afternoon, she will finish
tomorrow morning with 100 tons of
William J. Echenbaugh. chief clerk
In the towage and pilotage department
of the Port of Portland, received news
yesterday of the death of his mother,
who resided In Pennsylvania.
Oarsmen, arrayed In abbreviated rai
ment and pulling shells, were on the
river yesterday afternoon, a fact that
prompted waterfront habitues to re
prompted that there were few Northern
ports where such pastimes could be
Indulged In November 1.
Members of the Commission of Pub
lic Docks met for a sljort time yester
day morning to discuss the fortheoom
lng bond issue in the sum of $300,000.
No decision was reached as to whether
the bonds would run 80 or 50 years and
be serials or retired through a sinking
Clearances of domestic cargo yester
day comprised the steamer Carlos with
773,000 feet of lumber; Klamath. 1.
000,000 feet; O. M. Clark. 1.000.000 feet,
and Temple E. Dorr, 700,000 feet. All
are bound for Los Angeles. The steam
er Oraywood leaves St. Helens today
tor can Jb rancisco wltn lumber.
Carrying 594.220 feet of lumber the
schooner Carolina left for San Fran
olsco yesterday, being towed through
the bridges and down the river by the
steamer Ocklahama. In the event con.
of St. Johns .
School District IS. Jt..
School District 16.
School District 5.
School District a.
School District 53. Jt.
School District 02, Jt. .......
School District 67, Jt
School District S3, Jt
School District S4, Jt
Unorganized school dlstrlot.
In Port of Portland
Out of Port of Portland
a small amount of redwood there In
Its stead and proceed south.
Longshoremen will begin discharging
ballast from the German ship Werner
Vlnnen, at Linnton, tomorrow. She is
the most recent arrival of the square
riggers 'and halls from Antofogasta.
The Japanese steamer Senju Maru is
working flour with three gangs at the
Portland flour mill: the Blrkdale is re
ceiving wheat at the elevator; the
Westgate is discharging ballast at
Linnton and the Ernest Legouve is
getting rid of the last of her inward
load at Mersey dock.
MOTHER GETS CHILDREN
Court Slakes Permanent Ruling In
Avery Divorce Case.
The order giving Mrs. Grace M. Avery
temporary custody of her three children,
made when she was granted a divorce
last May, from R. D. Avery, was made
permanent vesterday by Judge Kan
anaugh. wIiJ reopened the case at the
request of the father of the children.
After considering the evidence since
September 17, Judge Kananaugh yes
terday granted a divorce to Sophia
Fowler from Melville M. Fowler, on
grounds of cruelty and Inhuman treat
ment. Mrs. Fowler was awarded $2700
permanent alimony and one-third of
Oregon real estate owned by the couple
and valued at $6900. Fowler Is a rail
road man, having held Important rail
road positions in St. Paul and in Mon
tana. Judge Davis granted a divorce to
Mattie B. Rhyne from Ell B. Rhyne.
DAILY METEOBOLOGIOAX. REPORT.
PORTLAND, Nov. 1. Maximum temper
ature, 54.8 degrees; minimum, 47.2 degrees.
River reading at 8 A- M., 3.6 feet; change In
last 24 hours, OS foot fall. Total rainfall
15 P. M. to 5 P. M-). O.06 inch; total rainfall
since September 1, 1013. 6.32 Inches; normal
rainfall since September 1. 3.70 lnohes: ex
cess of rainfall since September 1, 1813,
0.02 inch. Total sunshine November 1, 4
hours, 12 minutes; possible sunshine, 10
hours, 6 minutes. Barometer (reduced to
sea-level) at 6 P. 11., 30.09 Inches.
OB , O
3 : :
Des Moines . .
Kansas City . .
M arsh field ...
North Head . .
Pocatello . . . .
Roseburg . . . .
62 0. 12 4ISW Rain
60 O.00I14IW Clear
62 0. 00 4'W Clear
46'0. 00114 SW Clear
84JO. 001 calm Clear
62 O.OO'i 8iS JCloudy
66j0.28 4!N Cloudy
68,0.00 4NE Cloudy
52,1 T. 12iS Cloudy
6210.00 13jN Cloudy
45.0.0S 4I.V Pt. cloudy
72 0.00 gW Cloudy
62 0.86 I'.VE Clear
600.00 4.W Cloudy
46 0.00 22 N WjCloudy
62;0.0O 4 K Pt. cloudy
48 O.OOll6W iClear
62!0.00l 8 .VWiClear
j2,0.06 4!V iCloudy
I 8310.001 IV
Of U.UZ 4.N
480. 00110 SK
60 0.00'14 -S
66 0.00 4 SE
Salt Lake ...
San Francisco .
60 0.00 6IN-E
46 0.0S 4!N
48 0.O0il4SE I
Walla "Walla .
A low-pressure area of no preat energy Is
entral over Central ICorth Montana, and a.
large high-pressure central over the Ohio
Valley controls the weather In the Eastern
States. Moderately heavy rain has fallen
In Eastern Washington, Idaho, Western
Montana, Oregon. Utah and in California as
far south as Vresno. It Is much warmer in
Eastern Colorado, "Western Kansas, N-
1913 FIGURES TOLD
Assessment Recapitulation Is
Prepared by Mr. Reed".
PROPERTY IS DIVIDED
City of Portland Shows Propertj
Values of $287,206,580, While
. District Jio. 1 Totals II euro
For the information of School Trus
tees and officials of the oounty. As
sessor Reed has prepared a recapitu
lation of the county assessment fof
1913, exolusive of the public util!tle
apportionment, which has not been an
nounced, divided according to school
dlstrlots. The report shows the tbtal
amount of assessable property, real
estate and personal. In each district.
In the Port of Portland and without
the port. The grand total, exclusive 0
the utilities apportionment, assessed
last year at $31,118,909. is $308, 6S4.
030. as compared with $303,993,165 last
The city of Portland shows property
assessed at $2S7,2O6.5S0 and School Dis
trict No. 1, which includes Portland
and several outlying districts, $288,
870,805. The Itemized recapitulation
Real estate. Personal. Total.
$241.Sn.S65 $45,374,013 $2:7.2ntl.3S0
2.827.01:5 732,030 3.f..":l.0TS
835. 125 101. 01O 4:il!.in5
Bo. 440 7.SOO 02 40
6i:.Sl.'0 10.70'J 3.!M
1,687, S.'.S J. 735.810 2.323.6H5
245,431, !!." 45,4:;K.S10 2SS.l-70.Sor
3.UH.S3S SK)7.8H.S 4.47.72')
"S.775 'J.74n 72.-. 51.1
8ITO.440 l-.'S.SSO PS4.77'
2:tS.Sl 23.2 2.17.1 40
arj.SOO 20,83.1 S43.T.1.'.
82l.4) 2S.8S,'. 3.-i5.025
S4.S70 2.230 8rt.fl0rt
73.810 8.225 7fl.."35
Sll. S76 7.225 21S.SOO
112.100 11.715 128. 90S
I3S,fl0 13.0P0 2.11.770
1R2..155 tt.lSO 1SR. 735
150.0.-.5 6.835 I.IO. S0O
. ' 801.775 11.875 313 650
301.435 21.135 .".22.570
614. 15 20.010 r,34.175
. 1 .!0.f i5 1S.O05 148, Pit)
22.085 81.24! 2'4.225
33.675 685 84 360
222.300 8.3"i0 225,ii5
03.OOO IO.8OO 73.SOO
82.565 6.965 3X..-.30
70.815 6..V.O 83.3H5
1R8.7P0 12.555 201,345
214.005 4.785 248,71)0
89.8111 O.POO 3011.715
222. 30 .045 22S.405
lr.a.510 8. 660 165.170
184.025 6.465 140.4W
372.2RO 19.t25 1H2.21S
740,845 1,420.780 2.170.625
67.070 9.235 A0.305
78.7.10 3.H75 77.725
8O.07O fl.ooo 44.07O
1.650.065 73li,:.o 2.31Ki.605
183,670 25. 005 20S.765
134.040 10.040 144.080
R74.6P5 17.200 Mil, 085
Sl-"05 2.85o 815,635
02.535 95.02.1 157,560
67.800 7.010 75.710
48.405 1,070 50.075
4R3.615 5.S55 489.470
134,080 85.125 100.205
ios.220 4.885 113.105
97,483 4.M0 102.245
125.550 1.200 126.750
044. PRO 7.705 652.605
124. S30 6.645 331.475
43.07O 700 43. 770
4.010 133 4.205
32,105 4S0 82.075
80.000 2.270 42.170
104.575 700 10,-1.275
, 5. 124.0OO
breaks. South Dakota, Minnesota and the
New England Btates. The temperature has
fallen in California, Nevada and in portions
of the Canadian Northwest.
The conditions are favorable for rain Sun
day in Oregon and Idaho and for generally
fair weather In Washington.
Portland and vicinity Probably fair;
Oregon Fair northwest, rain south and
east portions: winds mostly northerly.
Washington Probably fair; northerly
Morton Schools Crowded.
MORTON, Wash., Nov. 1. (Special.)
Attendance at the public school here
has Increased to such an extent that
more seating accommodations have had
to be provided. Although a large num
ber of new houses have been built here
the past few months all were Immedi
ately occupied and there Is call for
mor. There Is not a vacant house In
Hill Railroad Deal Denied.
MILWAUKEE, Wis., Nov. 1. E. W.
Adams, secretary of the Chicago, Mil
waukee & St. Paul Railway Company,
today denied a report that James J.
Hill had acquired the Prairie du Chien
division of that road.
We are equipped to do yout
dentistry promptly, and at the
lowest possible cost to you. We
are keeping open evenings for
Full set, that fit $5.00
Gold Crown, 22k $3.50
Bridge Teeth, 22k 3.50
Gold Fillings $1.00
Silver Fillings 50
All Work Guaranteed IS Years
Corner Sixth and Washington
in Two-Story Building
KEY R0UT-E INN
A Refined Family Hotel Noted for Its excel
lent meals, perfect cleanliness, beautiful (tar
dens, children's playgrounds. Electric trains
to s. V. every 15 minutos at our door. Low
weekly rate, with meals and bath. lr.. 1
person: 27.50, 2 persons. Special low familr
rates. EITHER FLAN. J
rwn v o crown I