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TUB SUNDAY OREGOMAX, PORTLAND, MARCH 8, 1914.
POSTOFFICE BAR IS
TO BE IMPROVED
Port of Portland Decides on
Big Work Just Inside of
CHANNEL TO BE MADE WIDE
Commission Iecides on 600 to 800
Feet and Zero Depth of 28 Feet.
SO-Inch Suction Dredge to Re
move 1,760,000 Yards.
On? of the most important of spe
" rial dredging projects decided on by
the 'Port of Portland Commission in
years was outlined yesterday by M.
Talbot, general manager, for the im
provement of the channel at Fostof
fice Bar, a short distance inside the
mouth of the Willamette. The project
means the handling of approximately
1,760,000 yards of material and the
services of one of the big 30-inch suc
tion dredges will be required for two
months and a half, in which time she
will move through a cut nearly three
The undertaking when first referred
to the United States Engineers brought
forth a recommendation that the chan
nel there be made 300 feet wide. On
further consideration by the Port of
Portland the line cf the cut was
changed so the channel will have a
width of from 600 to 800 feet at Post
office Bar proper and extending to a
point above the ranges. That means
there will be 28 feet of water at zero
for the entire distance, which will be
in conformity with work outlined to
cover the remainder of the marine road
to the sea until the authorized 30-foot
channel is under way.
"We exoect to start cn the cut about
Anril 15, using the dredge Willamette,
which will have finished digging in
North Portland harbor then," said Mr.
Talbot yesterd.iy. "It may be possible
to shift the dredge Columbia there from
the Sand Island channel and rush the
digging. The Columbia has 21 work
ing days, good weather permitting to
finish the Sand Island cut and 10 daj-3
additional will be required in which to
clean up the basin at Fort Canby, af
ter which she can be brought to Post
Pilots have sought to have the road
at Postoffice Bar widened, as so many
long and beamy steamers are being
listed, besides the conditions are such
there that passing vessels cannot be
maneuvered as freely as desired. With
two dredges at work- Captain H. T.
Groves, superintendent of dredging,
estimates that the entire cut can be
made in six weeks to two months.
. The dredge Portland, which is en
gaged in the harbor above the bridges,
is to be shifted from the West Side to
the East Side as soon as a bulkhead
under construction on Inman-Poulsen's
property is sufficiently advanced to
hold dredged material. The machine
has made such headway on the West
Side that she can be moved at any
BELGRAVIA sails tomorrow
Damaged Liner Saxonia Is With
drawn From Schedule.
Oregon products consigned to Orien
tal and European ports on the Hamburg-American
liner Belgravia, which
sails tomorrow morning, represent a
value of J200.796. The principal ship
ments are 40,106 barrels of flour val
ued at $160,424 and 1,136,369 feet, of
lumber at J12.216.
The flour is divided so 200 barrels
, go to Yokohama, 1500 barrels to
Kobe, 1000 barrels to Moji, 35,960 bar
rels to Hongkong and 1446 barrels to
Manila. There are also a box of trees
tor Kongju, Corea; 62 cases of beef
. casings for Hamburg: 2175 bales of
green salted hides for Yokohama and a
shipment of machinery for Kobe. Some
of the lumber going forward consists
of huge sticks SO inches in diameter
and running between 40 and 50 feet in
length. They will be carried on deck. '
Fritz Kirchoff, Portland agent for the
Hamburg-American, was advised by
telegraph yesterday that the liner Sax
onia, which went aground last week at
Xsingtau, China, had been withdrawn
from the service, so it is supposed her
damages were serious. The Saxonia
was to have reached Portland March
26 and her cargo is to be taken care
of on the Sudmark, due April 30. The
latter is on her first voyage and will
be an attraction, as she w,as constructed
on the Isherwood system, there being
no stanchions in her holds. She is 420
feet long, has a beam of 55 feet and
depth of hold of 29 feet. Her dead
weight capacity is 11,000 tons. The
Saxonla's cargo for Portland will prob
ably come on the Sudmark.
ALGOA MAY BE TRANSPORT
Big Freighter Held , Within Golden
Gate Month After Arrival.
In marine circles the Mexican revo
lutionary situation has again become a
topic through a report that the Pacific
Mail has refused a. charter for the
steamer Algoa, which arrived at San
Francisco February 8 from Newcastle
by way of Guaymas, and it is assumed
she has been picked by the Govern
ment for the transportation of stores
and supplies In the event more active
attention !s given the Mexican prob
lem. That talk, following on a request
received last week to inspect the
steamers Bear. Beaver and Rose City
by a Naval officer to determine their
adaptability for service as troop trans
ports or scout cruisers has strength
ened the Algoa rumor. Uncle Sam is
not pressed for tonnage for handling a
small force of men, for the transports
Sheridan, Buford and Crook are at San
Francisco and the Logan is on the way
from Manila, having left there Feb
ruary 16. The Sherman and Thomas
are en route from the Golden Gate to
BEAR LOADS RECORD CARGO
California Liner Dispatched With
2654 Tons From Portland.
Captain Nopander went down the
river yesterday afternoon on the
steamer Bear exhibiting a most satis
fied smile, because of having added to
the record of that ship first place for
the largest cargo from Portland since
'the "Big Three" began operations. At
least the statistics at Ainsworth dock
set forth that the Beaver, sister ship of
the Bear, once carried 2G49 tons from
here, and the Bear 'has 2654 tons, that
includes 30 tons at Astoria, for which
space was reserved.
As crews of both vessels made much
over a few minutes gained in time
steaming between San Francisco and
Portland and the Bear finally estab
lished the fastest passage, the fact a
few more tons were carried than the
record was sufficient for them to crow.
The Bear bad a passenger list number
ing 185 persons and because of pleas
ant weather she was given a sendoff
by -the largest crowd gathered on the
dock this season.
Dock Commission Executive Draws
Measure to Utilize Overflow Lands.
Under the provisions of a measure
drafted by F. W. Mulkey, chairman of
the Commission of Public Docks, he
estimates that waterfront property
here would be regained for the tax
payers valued in excess of $10,000,000.
The Instrument is to be known as the
tldelands bill, it gives equal privileges
to incorporated cities and towns in
the state to construct and maintain
docks, wharves and similar structure
on overflow land below the' low-water
The bill contains provisions for com
pensating adjacent landowners who
have constructed docks or wharves and
for the leasing of property on water
fronts not required for municipal pur
poses to public service interests for
periods not to exceed 10 years. The
rental value is to be determined by
municipal authorities and the State
Last of the -cargo of the steamer
Leelanaw went aboard at the Crown
mill, where she shifted yesterday from j
Oceanic dock. On her manifest were
2000 tons of wheat and 500 tons of
flour for San Francisco. Besides 1000
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WIDTH OF CHANNEL AT POST OFFICE Bitt FIRST PROPOSED AND INCREASE DECIDED
tons of wheat ent south on the steam
er Bear yesterday the vessel carried
4720 sacks of flour. -.
It is intended to sail the steamer
Alliance for Coos Bay and Eureka to
night. The steamer Breakwater is due
from Coos Bay this afternoon.
Increased service between Portland
and Salem, so there will be a steamer
in each direction daily, is to be given
by the Yellow' Stack Line, with the
starting of the steamer Pomona on
the Portland-Salem run tomorrow
morning, so she will alternate with
the steamer Grahamona, operating from
Portland to Corvallis. Dayton freight
will be handled three times a week.
Laden with lumber for ports in Peru
the schooner Virginia left down yes
terday in tow of the steamer Ockla
hama.. Her Japanese oak eargo being dis
charged the steamer St. Theodore shifts
tomorrow from the Emerson Hardwood
Company's berth to Inman-Poulsen's to
load for China.
Enlisted men of the Oregon Naval
Militia will hold another of the regu
lar dances aboard the cruiser Boston
In the monthly bulletin of the De
partment of Commerce Portland is
credited with being-the second port in
the United States in the exportation of
wheat in January, New York being
first. Portland floated 1.024,588 bushels
offshore and New York . 1,785,960
First of the official river gauges
established by the Port of Portland
Commission was placed in position at
the foot of Oak street yesterday, where
the Commission's launch is housed.
Daily readings are to be recorded.
Assisted by the United States dredge
Umatilla the dredge Wallowa has been
raised from where she sank a week
ago, close to the upper entrance to
The Dalles-GelHo CanaL
Gibson & Company, operating in the
lumber trade between the Columbia
River and . Australia, have chartered
the British steamer Frankmount for a
Melbourne cargo. The vessel proceeds
to the Coast from the Orient.
Captain Smith, master of the British
ship Dunsyre, loading at Port Gamble
for South Africa, is in the city, accom
panied by Mrs. Smith, visiting .friends
met during voyages the Dunsyre made
Movements of Vessels.
PORTLAND, March 7. Sailed Steamer
Bear, for San FrancLsco and Lob Angeles;
schooner Virginia, for Paite; steamer Lee
lanaw, for dan Francisco; , steamer Catania,
tor Port San Luis.
Astoria. March 7. Outside at 5 P. M.
Steamer J. A. Chanslor. from Port San Luis.
San Francisco, March 7. Arrived at 6 A.
M. Steamer Yucatan, from Portland. Sailed
at 11 A. M. Steamer . Rose City, for San
Taku Bar. March 6. Arrived British
steamer Bessie Dollar, from Portland.
Dublin. March 6. Arrived German bark
Schurbek. from Portland.
Melbourne. March 4. Arrived 9ritish
steamer Colusa, from Portland.
Astoria. March 6. Sailed at 6 P. M.
Steamer Saginaw, for San Francisco.
Yokohama, March 7. Arrived Steamer
Teucer. from Taroma. for Liverpool.
Seattle, Wash., March 7. Arrived
Steamrrs Mariposa. from Southwestern
Alaska; Col. E. L. Drake, towing barge 95,
from San Francisco.
Vancouver, March 7. Sailed Steamer
Empress of India (British), for Yokohama
San Francisco, March 7. Arrived Steam
ers Persia (British), from Orient via- Hono
lulu: Cordelia-(British), to Copllla; 1 Se
gundn. from Honolulu; Yucatan, from
Portland; Mandalay. from Crescent City:
Rainier, from Port Ludlow; Senator, from
Seattle. Sailed Steamers Congress, Capt. A.
F. Lucas, for Seattle.
Hongkong. March 6. Sailed Empress of
Japan, for Vancouver.
Kobe. March 3. Arrived Slam, from Ta
coma. Columbia River Bar Report.
North Head, March 7. Condition of the
bar at 3 P. M., foggy, sea obscured, barom
eter falling: wind, northwest 22 miles.
Tides at Astoria Sunday.
9"4 A. M 8.1 feet:3:R3 A. M 4.1 feet
11:24 P. M .7 feet4:60 P. M 0.1 foot
Leipsic Canal Vp Again.
BERLIN, March 7. Plans to connect
the City of Leip'sic by canal to the sea
have been taken up anew and in
earnest. A canal association formed of
interested cities along the proposed
routes has secured assurance of gov
ernment support and has engaged engi
neers to consider details. Two routes
are proposed, 'one to connect Leipsic
with the canal from Berlin to- the
Baltic Sea at Stettin, while the other
would run west of Leipsic to the Saale
River. The first project alone, it is
estimated, would cost about 118,000,000.
BOAT FARES HIGHER
With Sailing of Beaver Thurs
day New Rates Effective.
INDEPENDENTS NOT IN DEAL
Raising o; Price for All Accommoda
tions to San Francisco and- San
Pedro Follows Los Angeles
Portland and San Francisco have been
.... , .... .i i iiiorniofltntf rate's' S2 and
steerage prices $1. A corresponding ad
vance in the through rate to San Pedro
will become effective wnn me sailing
of the steamer Beaver' from here
Announcement of the new tariff was
made yesterday on the receipt of in
formation from San Francisco. Re-
OF PORTLAND WILL UNDERTAKE REMOVAL OF 2,000,000 CUBIC YARDS OF MATERIAL TO
DEEPEN CHANNEL . '
cently the San Francisco & Portland
Steamship' Company . filed notice with
the Interstate Commerce Commission of
its intention to increase through rates
from Portland and San Francisco to
Los Angeles to427.50, $25.50 and $23.50
and thejP went into effect March 1, but
until yesterday nothing Was made
known concerning a different tariff
from Portland to San Francisco and
to San Pedro.
The first cabin rate from this port to
San Francisco has been $15 for years
and it will be $16 under the new sched
ule. For outside rooms on the main
deck $12 was charged and the new rate
wiH be $14. while for the $10 accommo
dations on the. same deck, but which
are located between the outside rooms,
the rate will be $12. The steerage
charge to San Francisco has been $6
for some time and that is raised to $7.
The first cabin rate of $26.15 to San
Pedro goes up to $27.15, the $23.15 In--termediate.
to $25.16 and the second
Intermediate to $23.15 from $21.15.
while the steerage advances from $12
to $13. All accommodations but steer
age mean cabin passage, the highest
rate being for upperdeck rooms and
the others for the main deck, the serv
ice in both' being the same.
The Los Angeles changes went into
effect with the sailing of the steamer
Rose City March 2 and more through
tickets were sold on the Bear, depart
ing yesterday,- but . a- complete ,change
is to apply on the Beaver.
Independent ' vessels have not given
notice of a change in rates, says Frank
Bollam, Portland agent for them, as
well as the Yale and Harvard. He says
the first-class rate to San Francisco
remains at $10 and $18 to Los Angeles,
with the steerage $6 to San Francisco
and $11 to the southern port. It was
understood a few weeks ago" that the
independent owners had been ' in con
ference with the operators of regular
vessels and that the rate question was
thoroughly discussed. -
It is thought probable that the inde
pendents will advance their tariff on
steerage business, but maintain the
present first-class charges. Owners of
one or two independent ships have con
templated placing a $12 rate in effect
for their bet accommodations, con
tinuing the $10 tariff on others and
leaving, the steerage rate unchanged.
CARXARYOXSHIRE TO - SAIL
Cardiganshire Nearlng Coast With
Cargo From Europe and Orient.
Frank Waterhouse & Company's lat
est bulletin covering movements of
Royal Mail steamers engaged in the
European-Pacific Coast trade is as fol
lows: " . ,
Den of Airlie, arrived at Yokohama
BIG HAMBURG-AMERICAN LINER SAILS FROM PORTLAND TOMORROW WITH VALUABLE
CARGO FOR FAR EASTERN AND EUROPEAN HARBORS
1 . ; 1
, GERMAN STEAMER BELGRAVIA.
Being largest of the Hamburg-American carriers sent here In the present service; the Belgravia has at
tracted much attention on the waterfront ' She has nine hatches and is equipped to handle cargo rapidly.
The vessel. was built in 1906 at Belfast, and is 448.9 feet long, has a beam of 63.3 feet and a depth of hold of
81.7 feet. She is of 6648 tons gross and 4206 tons net register. ' ,
February 22, en route to China and
Den of Glamis, arrived at London
Ma rch . .
Beachey, at Montevedlo February 20,
en route to jilted Kingdom.
Merionethshire, sailed -from Vancou
ver to United Kingdom via Orient
March 2. '
Glenroy, at Portland.
Cardiganshire, sailed from Yoko
hama for Puget Sound February 28..
.Radnorshire, at Colombo Febru
ary 16, en route to Pacific Coast via
Den of Ruthven, sailed from Oran
for Orient and Pacific Coast Febru
Glenlochy, sailed from Antwerp for
London, Orient and Pacific Coast Feb
Carnarvonshire, due to" leave Ant
werp for London, Orient and Pacific
Coast March 18. ':'.. . ,
FLOWERS THRIVE; OX COAST
Fort Canby Held ' to Be Sweet Pea
. and Tulip Region. .
Gerald Baghall, assistant engineer in
charge of north Jetty operations, avows
that when ancient mariners quit the
sea and decide to settle down where
they can keep in touch with the sad
waves and their sayings, a mistake is
made in not selecting a site near the
mouth of the Columbia by those wish
ing a little white house with gardens
galore, for he insists that sweet peas
and tulips excel.
Last season, quoth the engineer.
sweet poas in his garden grew to a
helghth of eight feet and often four
and five blossoms burst forth from one
stem. This year he has surrounded his
temporary residence at Fort Canby
with tulip bulbs and the plants have
attained a growth ' of several Inches,
despite -stormy conditions. He . holds
that soil on - the coast is particularly
adapted to floral culture.
News From Oregon Ports.
COOS BAY, Or., March 7. (Special.)
Five vessels are fog bound in Coos
Bay. None was able to sail today, al
though the fog lifted at ths bar for
an hour or more this forenoon. The
delayed vessels are the Redondo,
Breakwater, Adeline Smith, A. M. Simp
son and the Jim Butler.
' BANDON, Or..- March 7. (Special.)
Vessels loaded and ready for sea at
Bandon are barbound. They include
the steam schooner Speedwell, for San
Pedro; schooner Ruby, steam schooner
Grace Dollar. the passenger and
freighter Elizabeth and the gasoline
The Rustler returned from Rogue
River, where she could not enter, and
is loaded with freight for Gold Beach
The steam schooner Fifield. with
freight and passengers from San Fran
cisco, arrived this morning at 8.
ASTORIA. Or., March 7. (Special.)
A dense fog at the mouth of the river
tied up all shipping during the day.
The tank steamer J. A. Chanslor and
the steam schooner Celilo were off the
river all day awaiting a chance to come
in. Late this -afternoon the fog is
breaking away and the steamers may
possibly cross in tonight.
The steamer Klamath, with a cargo
of lumber for San Diego, and the
steamer Saginaw," also lumber laden,
were among the delayed craft- The
tank steamer Oleum is due to reach
the mouth of the river about midnight
with a cargo of crude oil for Portland.
The only vessel which went to sea dur
ing the afternoon was the Navajo,
bound for Grays Harbor.
The steamer Electro, which is at the
Wilson yards for repairs, will be ready
for service in about two weeks. She
is being entirely replanked.
NEW YORK, March 2 The art of
magic was a prominent feature of an
undefended divorce action recently be
fore Justice Blanchard. ' He " reserved
Simon Kaufman, an insurance agent,
of No. 340 East Eighty-sixth street,
was the plaintiff. He named Jacques
Romano. The testimony showed Mrs.
Kaufman met Romano in the Kauf
man home when he came there to en
tertain guests with sleight-of-hand
SUE HANGS ON PRICE
Vancouver Opinion in Favor
of Washington Street.
PORTLAND MEN HOLD LAND
John II. and P. M. Elwell, Interested
With Dr.' A. C. Panton, Promise
. Price Shall Be Reasonable,
but Withhold Figure. "
VANCOUVER, Wash., March 7. (Spe
cial.) Crystallization of public opinion,
deductions from facts and figures from,
the engineer's data, and consideration
of what is apparently the best place for
the landing of the interstate bridge
between Vancouver and Portland, indi
cates that the approach will be a double
one landing at the foot of Washington
street. By this means vehicle and
ON BY COMMISSION
pedestrian traffic will go up Washing
ton street, and the streetcars will turn
to the east on First and thence up Main
street, under the North Bank viaduct
Bets are being made that the bridge
will be built in .this manner, and those
who now believe it wHl go there are in
the majority. .
There is but one reason opposing a
possible high price to be paid for the
Elwell property. The Elwells say they
will be reasonable.
John H. Elwell and his brother, P. M.
Elwell, are interested, with Dr. A. C.
Panton, of Portland, in the property.
They have been in consultation with
E. E. Howard, chief engineer, and they
have been asked to name a price. The
answer has not yet been given.
Traffic to and from Portland has al
ways gone over the foot of Washing
ton -street, and the city has been built
up with traffic entering the city at that
point. By building the bridge there the
city would expand alonpr the same lines
that it has and no radical change would
A large number of people interested
say that any one of the three- streets
Main, Washington or Columbia would
be suitable to, them, but that a street
lower down, where a grade - crossing
would be necessary, would not.
SECRET MARRIAGE TOLD
Five-Day Romance Ends In Cere
many Just Revealed to Friends.
NEWYORK, March 2. The five-day
romance of Arthur Gwynne, aged 21, a
nephew of Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt,
and Miss 'Anna Regina Kenna, 16-year-old,
daughter of Joseph Kenna, of
Brooklyn, which culminated in a secret
marriage by a Justice of the Peace In
Jersey City, is to be followed by a re
ligious ceremony. The marriage was
revealed to friends.
Although the.. bride was considered
by friends to be the sweetheart of Rus
sell Gair, of Flatbush, she forgot Gair
almost immediately when he intro
duced his chum, Gwynne, to her at a
theater last Wednesday.
Gwynne is said to be Independently
PLAGUES T0BE STUDIED
President Jndson,'of University of
Chicago, Going to China.
CHICAGO. March 3. A medical Bur
vey ofChlna, the object of which will
be to find a way to prevent the fre
quent plagues in the empire and
further to safeguard public health
there, is to be made by President Harry
Pratt Judson, of the University of Chi
cago, under the direction of the Rocke
At a meeting of the board of direc
tors of the university President Jud
son was granted a leave of absence
from March until October. This time,
in company with Mrs. Judson and a
medical expert not yet selected. Presi
dent .Judson will pass in China gather
ing data on the medical and surgical
profession there and obtaining informa
tion relative to the methods used for
protecting public health. President
Judson is a trustee of the Rockefeller
"There is no doubt the loss of life in
China from lack of modern medical
methods and sanitation is frightful,"
sa'd Dr. Judson. "The members of the
board 'of the Rockefeller foundation
have received numerous reports on
conditions in China.
"They now want first-hand informa
tion from a member of the board, and
so delegated me for the work.
"I shall leave soon and expect to be
gone about six months. We shall go by
way of Europe, visiting a few of the
principal cities, and tnen go by way of
the Siberian Railroad to Pekin. We ex
pect to visit practically all of the prin
cipal cities in China, although we shall
not go much further into the interior
"From China we shall go to Japan,
where we shall visit one or two points,
and then return home by way of the
ORANG-OTANO AIDS BOY
O.V OTHKR HAXD, BO CONSTRIC
TOR SAVES HIM FROM ELEPHANT.
But Before That Jumbo Keeps Stow
away From Being Inside Inhabited
TIjrer Skin on Board Ship.
NEW YORK, March 4. Otto Waulf
ing has to thank a good-natured orang
outang that he was not hugged into
permanent somnolence by a boa con
strictor. On the other hand, it was the boa
that saved him from an enraged ele
phant, and the elephant was responsi
ble for his not being Inside an inhab
ited tiger skin.
It happened in the hold of the Presi
dent Lincoln, in from Hamburg with
one of the largest cargoes of birds and
beasts that ever reached these shores,
and it was, according to Otto, the nar
rowest hairbreadth escape "In unnatural
Waulfing, a stow"away, had grown a
little nerve-racked by the chirpings
of 5000 canaries and 6000 pheasants
and the howls of tigers and panthers.
Also the ship was three days late, ow
ing to storms, which made the animals
In the semi-darkness just before
dawn Waulfing crawled out of hi.
little place in the forward part of the
lower hold, looking for more roomy
quarters. He says he saw what he
thought was a big "crate and went
Otto put his head on something soft
and furry and was pust passing into
slumber when the furriness heaved and
growled, and Otto saw the glaring eyes
of a man-eating tiger (he says).
But Otto was not born to be eaten
by a ' tiger. Something that seemed
like a great piece of fire hose snatched
him from the tiger's claws. Otto found
himself looking Into the kindly face of
an elephant. In gratitude he reached
into his pocket and held out his only
treasure half a plug of chewing to
bacco. The elephant tasted of the tobacco
and the next Instant Otto found himself
hurtling through the air, he avers. He
lit in the center of a great coil, cold
It was a boa constrictor. It un
coiled and Otto felt the folds circling
about him and his breath slowly leav
ing his body. Then it was that the
orang-outang, real hero of the incident,
sprang to action.
All boa constrictor's tails are tick
lish. Otto says, alleging that this Is 9
well-known fact in scientific circles.
The orang-outang knew it. too. Be
ing distantly related to man, his sym
pathies were aroused. He tickled the
great snake's tail. Convulsed with si
lent reptilian merriment, the snake
uncoiled and Otto was released.
Discouraged with trying to live in
the forward hold Waulfing went on
deck and gave himself up. He was put
to work peeling potatoes after he had
told his story.
RICH PRIZES ARE TAKEN
FRANCO-BELGIAN AGENTS PUT
OVER LOAN TO CHINA.
Another Phase of Russia's Scheme In
Making; Headway to Sea Is
Shorvn by Deal.
PEKIN. March 6 Regarding Russia's
protest to China against the opening
to international trade and residence of
the cities of Inner Mongolia, the semi
official Press makes the significant an
nouncement that the Sino-French In
dustrial Bank has finally completely
accepted the Pekin city octroi receipts
as security for the 30,000,000 loan.
The bonds will consequently be offered
for subscription in Paris and London
at the end of February, the bank pay
ing the money to the Chinese govern
ment In monthly installments of 82,500,
This is another of the rich prizes
secured by Franco-Belgian agents. By
far the most important is the double
trunk railway which Belgian agents,
acting for the Franco-Russo-Belgian
combination, secured last Summer, and
are now actively building from the ex
treme northwestern corner of China to
the Yangtsze estuary, reaching the sea.
not at Haichow, as originally scheduled
for the purpose of bluffing, but at Hal
mentlng, an anchorage on the north
bank of the Yangtsze. 70 miles from
Shanghai, which has already been sur
This Is the point, then, where Russia
will ultimately debouch into tne leuow
Sea. unless some power other than
England Intervenes. From Tatung,
Shansi Province, forming the present
limit of the eastern- branch of the .Bel
gian Trunk Railway, to autonomous
Mongolia is only a lew nunarea mnes.
The entire strength of Russian diplom
acy is threfore concentrated on winning
from China a demarcation of the lnde
pendent Mongolian boundary as far
south as possible, thus maaing tne re
maining railway links easier.
The fact that the French industrial
bank has virtually acquired the port
of Pukow and betterments at Wuchang
and Hankow with the proceeds of the
present loan shows how much has al
ready been done, while the recent de
mand of the French minister for a
railway concession uniting Yunnanfu
and Chengtu forms one of the last
links necessary to complete the chain
of the Franco-Belgo-Russian system
enveloping China and issuing on the
MOTHER GIVES BABE AWAY
Woman In Station "Holds" Infant
for Parent Who Flees.
NEW YORK, March 2. (Special.)
Miss Annie Himbelberger, of Philadel
phia, the daughter of a cigarmaker,
entered the Pennsylvania station yes-
in th vision?
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terday afternoon and took a seat in
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a young woman, about 5 feet 3 inches
tall, with dark hair and complexion,
dressed in a tailor-made blue serge suit
of good material and carrying a tiny
baby, seated herself beside Miss Hlmel
berger. The young mother seemed pale
The mother asked Miss Himelberger
to hold her infant while she went to
the ticket office. Miss Himelberger con
sented, and the mother vanished.
Miss Himelberger sat there three
hours waiting for her return in vain.
She then took the baby to the West
Thirty-seventh-street police station,
whose matron transferred it to Belle
vue Hospital. The baby Is about two
LOVE CULLED. LOTTERY
FOLK MATRIMONIAL. VETIKES
ARE FAILURES, SAYS WOIIAX.
Divorce In Sougrat From Fourth Hun
hand Horsernclng .Not In It,
ST. LOUIS, Mo., March 1. (Special.)
Mrs. Florence Mason. 32 years old,
who has experienced four marriages,
threo of which ended in the divorce
courts, sighed when a reporter asked
her about a suit for divorce she filed
in Circuit Court against Harry T. Ma
son, superintendent of railway mail
service for the Frisco Railroad.
Mrs. Mason said she has come to the
conclusion marriage is a bigger lot
tery than horseracing. Marriage, when
bota of the parties are in harmony. Is
a beautiful thing, but when thty are
not It is well, it is anything but a
Mrs. Mason said she was married the
first time in Toledo, Ohio, when she was
17 years old. "It was a case of 'puppy
love, but it lasted the longest of all my
matrimonial experiences," she ex
plained. Mrs. Mason sail her husband
divorced her in 1905 and a short time
later she married the second time in
Detroit. Her second husband, she said,
divorced her in 1907. A hwrt period
of single bliss was followed hy a tliirl
marriage, which ended when she di
vorced husband No. 3 on a charge of
desertion. The decree was granted in
Milwaukee in 1909, Mrs. Mason said.
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