The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, August 23, 1914, SECTION FIVE, Page 4, Image 52

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Business, Running Into Millions, Probably Will Npt Be
BEGINNING a campaign for estab
lishing closer business relations
between Portland, the Coos Bay
district, Winchester ay and the lower
Siuslaw River, of which. Marshfleld,
North Bend. Myrtle Point, Coquille,
Bandon. Gardiner and Florence are of
chief commercial importance, represen
tatives of large Jobbing and wholesale
concerns of this city are today en route
to the west coast of Lane, Douglas
and Coos counties. The delegation will
arrive at Marshfleld Monday evening
and will devote the four following days
to an effort to divert toward Portland
a business that aggregates approxi
mately $10,000,000 each year, and most
of v.-hich has heretofore been counted
as assets of Sac Francisco and Seattle
Business houses of adjoining states
have held that tremendous trade be
cause the west coast ports of Oregon
heretofore have been isolated from Ore
gon trading renters, save for the wa
ter routes. These Coast cities have
been In Oregon for the benefit of Cal
ifornia and Washington.
For years the resources of this state
have been cut from the land and mined
from the ground to make San Fran-
ar,A Seattle traders urosperous
It has been done by loyal-hearted clt-
Izens of a state In which they couio
not be assimilated. Their lumber, coal.
cheese, butter, fruits and vegetables
have sought the markets of the world
aboard coastwise schooners. These boats
have gone out year after year with
tull cargoes and have been willing to
, carry return freight at a "rate that
'would reduce expenses."
Imports Outweigh Export.
Under these circumstances Marsh -field
alone has annually expended $3,
691 570 for clothing, groceries and other
necessities which the rich Coos Bay
district could not produce, while the
port has sent out exports valued ,at
only $274,704 more than its imports.
The point is that San Francisco and
Puget'Sound merchants have purchased
the exports of Coos Bay, of the Sius
law and Winchester Bay and have sold
the imports of those districts. It is
600 miles from San Francisco to Coos
Bay and it is only 300 miles from
Portland to that point. Notwithstand
ing that Portland has had the advan
tage of one-half the distance, the trade
balance has been "nine to nothing in
the ninth Inning" against the chief
city of Oregon. Neither San Francisco
nor Seattle merchants can sell goods
at Coos Bay any cheaper than can
Portland merchants. The score against
Portland is because of "service." There
were no railroads into Coos Bay, and
the lumber schooners of the coast serv
ice were found to be reliable, though
slow, means of transportation for goods
and merchandise.
Now comes the reason for the Com
mercial Club excursion, headed by C. C.
Chapman and John M. Scott, general
passenger agent for the Southern Pa
cific Company. It is told in four words,
with an explanation: The Willamette
Pacific Railroad, now building between
Eugene and Marhshfleld. which will bo
completed within one year, and which
Is a Southern Pacific line.
With the building of that road from
Eugene to Marshfleld comes ffte op
portunity for Portland wholesalers and
jobbers "to annex a mighty profitable
territory through the establishment of
a rail service that is sure to make
equitable rates and which guarantees
rapid delivery.
Railroad Cost Umlnwin.
Nobody knows how much money the
Southern Pacific Company is expend
ing in order to reach Coos Bay, tne
L'mpqua and the Siuslaw. W. P. Hoey,
engineer in charge, might furnish that
Information, but he will not. William
Hood, the chief engineer for the com
pany at San Francisco, Is fully as com
municative. But the fact remains that
the grade for that road is practically
completed between terminals, and that
2000 men are at work in rock cuts and
tunnels, and which, when completed,
will make the west coast ports of Ore
gon integral parts of the Oregon busi
ness system. It will furnish a direct
line between Portland and Coos Bay.
touching the Siuslaw, Umpqua and
Smith rivers en route, and will give
the Portland merchant an even chance
to compete with his San Francisco or
Seattle rival in the business world.
When the new railroad is in opera
tion it will be bringing trains of lum
ber and coal to Willamette Valley
points, and the area for their distribu
tion will reach from California to
Alaska At this moment three great
coal mines around Coos Bav are en
gaged in opening coaf veins and block- '
ing out deposits, so max large numoers
of miners may be placed at work in
knocking down the coal as soon as the
railroad Is able to handle it. Coos Bay
coal has not moved to the coast mar
kets of the West in past years because
of losses entailed t .rough handling it
as ship cargoes. The losses by handling
will be obviated when it can be loaded
aboard the cars at the mine shute and
the car set in at point of consumption.
In a similar manner it is expected
that the dairy products, fruits and
vegetables of Coos Bay and inter
mediate points will secure ready mar
kets in the Interior of the state and
along the trade routes which are avail
able to Portland.
Scealc Line Christened.
In carrying out their mission and in the
establishing of those friendly relations
which the Commercial Club delegation
hopes for. the Portlanders are not only
making the first trip over Oregon's
newest railroad, but are christening
one of the scenic lines of the West.
The Willamette Pacific will be known
as second only to the Columbia River
Highway. It combines mountain views,
the wilderness of big trees, a lake dis
trict that surpasses those of Maine or
New Hampshire, with one of the most
substantially constructed railroads of
the entire West. From Eugene to Coos
Bay the Willamette Pacific Is a suc
cession of heavy rails, long tunnels,
concrete and steel bridges, charming
canyons, wonderful lakes, where 5000
Bummer homes can be placed without
crowding, and delightful beach resorts,
and all on a grade of six lengths of 1
per cent to the mile. The sleeper in
which the Portlanders yesterday left
the big town on the Willamette will
be sidetracked at the end of the pres
ent railroad. 35 miles west of Eugene,
where the-envoys will be loaded aboard
stages for the trip down Wild Cat creek
and the Siuslaw to Mapleton. In the
meantime they will have seen a num
ber of the 28 steel bridges being placed
on the line of the Willamette Pacific,
have passed through the 2500 Noti
tunnel and spent a couple of hours In
the big timber of the western slope.
Today they are at Acme and Florence,
at .the mouth of the Siuslaw River,
where home capital Is matching dollars
with the Government of the United
States in building jetties that are to
furnish 20 feet of water over the
Siuslaw bar at low tide.
It was five years ago that L B.
Ous'iman and a delegation of Florence
business men conceived the Idea of
creating the Port of the Siuslaw. They
secured legislation giving authority
tor creating the port by taking In all
of the Siuslaw water shed, embracing
1000 square miles of heavily wooded
timber lands. Bonds for $100,000 were
issued and sold. Then the government
sent in Its experts. They reported that
the amount of merchantable timber in
the district warranted the assumption
that the port would "develop a perma
nent shlppin? business. The Govern
ment put In another $100,000. and to
day the south Jetty Is practlcaly com-
SAovnf Ae CAoi-d'cer
pleted. and work is going right ahead
on the north Jetty. They are dumping
six tons of rock among the piles, and
there is now 12 feet of water over the
bar at low tide, instead of seven feet
when the work was uegun. When the
last 900 feet of the south Jetty shall
be completed It will measure 3100 feet
in length, and with only 600 more lin
ear feet of the north Jetty to put In,
the work Is 6250 feet in length. The
port has voted the bonds necessary to
complete this work and the money will
be available as soon as the Rivers and
Harbors "pork barrel" suall be tapped
by Congress. That bill carries the ap'
propriation required to fulfill the Gov
ernments part of tne contract.
Economy Is Exercised.
And It is to be remarked that Mr.
Cushman and all other members of the
Port Commission are agreed that the
exercise of the utmost economy has
prevailed in the building of the jet
ties, under tn-e direction and super
vision of the Government's engineers.
It is estimated that 14.000,000.000
feet of timber are behind the bond is
sue of the Port of the Siuslaw, mostly
owned by the Wendling-Johnson Lum
ber Company, Porter Brothers, Tide
water Mill Company, Starrett &. Hovey
and a large block, the ownership of
which is in dispute between the Gov
ernment and the Oregon & California
Railway Company.
Leaving Florence for Gardiner, the
delegation will cross the river at about
the place where the first of three
railway drawbridges is to be con
structed, but they will swing out to the
ocean beach instead of following the
grade to Lake Tsiltcoos, the fresh
water lake situated 10 feet above the
ocean high tides and two and one-half
Counted as Assets of Seattle and San Francisco if Representatives of Large Jobbing and
gr C C?rz fru ci'on .
miles back from the coast. With every
foot of its 125 miles of shore line run
ning to the timber edge, its waters
alive with trout and providing a feed
ing ground for millions of wild game
birds; with deer trails leading to it
from all directions, Tsiltcoos and its
attractions of bathing and boating
beggar words to tell of its appeal.
The tourists will also miss Lake
Takenitch, with its 30 miles of water
front, but at Gardiner will reach the
Umpqtia River. The next morning they
will have a view of the new tovsn of
Reedsport, on the south side of the
river, the fish cannery and creamery,
and will then start on the leg of the
trip that will bring them to Marsh-
A field. All they will miss on this day
will be the beauties ot ren-aiue mse,
which measures 90 miles along .the
shore line, and where North Bend and
Mashfield people are already building
summer cottages in expectation of rap
Id and frequent passenger train service
over the Willamette Pacific. It might
be said that the excursionists will
also miss 14,600 feet of tunnel work,
now being constructed by machinery
that was taken Into the country over
portages and by way of the lakes.
Coos Bay Country virgin.
Crossing Coos Bay from North
Slough, the launch carrying the Port
land crowd will follow practically the
line of the big trestle an steel span
bridge now being constructed by the
railroad company, and which will have
more than half a mile of trestle work
in the approaches and eight spans of
steel, the center one being a draw
The Coos Bay district, among others,
which the new railroad and Tortlnd
men ate to aid in developing, ff9-
ticallv virgin territory, notwithstand
ing the fact that in 1913 the port sent
out lumber to the value of $2,773,559;
coal, $27,624; dairy products, $354,414;
animal products, $27,180; farm prod
ucts, $34,115; fish, $117,600; miscel
laneous. $631,792.
With the great Smith lumber and
pulp mills in operation at Marshfleld,
and the Simpson and other mills sawing
away at North Bend, the timber busi
ness at once appears as the big asset
of the district.
But it should be borne in mind that
without railroad facilities for assem
bling dairy products the district has
already reached the export value of
$354,414 for butter and cheese, and as
the lands are cleared many of them
become at once available for the exten
sion of this character of business. The
valleys are narrow, but along every
one of them are dairy farms and tied
at the gatepost in front of each yard
is a gasoline launch There are now 11
creameries and cheese factories along
the Coullle River alone, others on Coos
River. 17 around the bay. a condensory
at North Bend and splendid equipment
for making cheese and butter at every
point from Acme to Bandon. At Marsh
field a by-product process Is being de
veloped for extracting the values from
curds. Probably 1900 cows are now at
work around Coos Bay alone. Little
attention has thus far been given to
developing the hog industry.
In the opening up of its tremendous
coal deposits lies one of the most at
tractive features of the future of the
Coos Bay region. The Smith, Henryvllle
and Beaver Hill mines are now block
ing out immense quantities of coal,
while the deposits In other portions of
the district are found to be widening
with every day'B development. No final
report on the extent of Coos County
coal fields has ever been made by the
engineers of the Government or repre
sentatives of the State Bureau of Mines
and Geology, but it is known to exceed
500 square miles. Professor Ira Wil
liams is now engaged in that field.
One mine has been worked continu
ously for 50 years.
Local Money Expended.
With a situation similar to that on
the Siuslaw, the Port of Coos Bay has
been organized for the Improvement of
the harbor and giving 25 feet of water
over the bar at low water. Local money
to the extent of $600,000, augmented by
Government funds, has been used In
providing a turning basin and deep
water from the Smith mill at the head
of the bay to the bar. In doing this
work the dredge Seattle has removed
2,828,920 cubic yards of material from
the bay and deposited It on the flat
lands where Marshrield is situated.
Of Marshfield itself no wordy story
need be written. The town, with its
modern buildings, hotel, theaters, paved
streets, dally newspapers. Is typical of
the energetic, square-shooting band of
business men who have been and are
identified with its growth and build
ing. Marshfield is up to date, and in
North Bend It has a fitting com
panion in all respects.
These people play at Sunset Bay,
where the magntficent home and
grounds owned by L. J. Simpson and
known as Shore Acres, is located.
Charleston Bay is still a favorite re
sort for many of the old-timers, while
Lakeview and the beaches between
Florence and Coos Bay offer miles and
miles of attractions from which to
But after seeing these things and
securing a broader Idea of the general
situation at Coos Bay, the Portlander
will be Interested In knowing what the
people down there buy each year. Here
are some items for 1913:
General merchandise $1,450,000, ma
chinery $1,008,000. flour $207,600. hay
$37,480. grain and feed $39,600. vege
tables $70,400. oil $26,380. brick $27,180.
hardware $278,000. sulphate of soda
$5000, cement $7560. and numerous
smaller items, making a total for all
imports of $3,691,570.
And it Is safe to predict that most
of the Portland representatives will
come away from Coos Bay with the
idea that some day one oX the large
cities of Oregon will be located right
there. With a harbor that is surpassed
only by the Golden Gate and by Puget
Sound, with resources that would justi
fy the existence of an independent em
Dire and with transcontinental railroad
connections, the Coos Bay district is
right now being walloped by destiny
Siuslaw Wonders Charm
Dr. De Veny Returns From Tramp
Through Empire Now Being
Opened by Its First Railroad.
"a R. WILLIAM DE VENT, of this
1 city, carrying a large camera with
which he obtained more than 50 choice
views, has returned from an overland
journey from Eugene tg the Coast
over the route of the new South Pa
clfic Railroad, now constructing to the
Coast. It was a triD of rare interest
even for a seasoned mountaineer and
plainsman like Dr. De Veny, and he
came home convinced that the Siuslaw
pountry only waits the completion of
the new railroad to become one of the
richest districts of the state. Dr. De
Veny traveled by train for a short dis
tance, then by stage and gasoline
launches, and finally on foot, consum
ing about three weeks. Dr. De Veny
wandered, through the entire Siuslaw
country, along the stage roads, across
lakes, over mountain, valley ana wood
lands; along the beach to the light
house and then back, stopping at the
way places and towns en route, mak
insr Dhotographs of all striking points
and places. He secured one of the best
collections of photographs or me oius
law country yet obtained of that dis
trict. Its natural resources, he said,
practically are without limit and only
await development through the coming
of the railroad to the Coast.
"The country is a hunter s and flsn
erman's paradise," said Dr. De Veny,
"and the outing was one of the best i
have had in years."
"Leaving Portland July 16, I went
by the Southern Pacific to Springfield,
where, after a stay of three days. 1
proceeded to Eugene, and there started
over the new railroad through the
Siuslaw country. Tljis road is in oper
ation for a short distance, partly reach
ing over the summit of the Coast
range, on the west side. From the
completed end we rode 27 miles by
stage to Mapleton. a prosperous village
on the Siuslaw river. This stage road
is in excellent condition, probably one
of the best In the state, the 27 miles
being of corduroy and rock foundation.
It practically is a new road, as the
railroad has appropriated the original
county road along the river bank. At
one point the stage road is carried
around the side of a mountain 250 feet
above the railroad right-of-way and
the original county road, which are
very close to the Siuslaw River.
"Attractive little valleys are passed
until one reaches Mapleton, at the head
of tide-water.
"Along this road is some beautiful
scenery. Of particular Interest is the
'hanging rock,' where the stage for
about 40 feet passes under a huge rock
that projects over the roadway for
about 10 feet. There are two of these
hanging rocks within a few feet of
each other. At this point several
freight wagons have fallen over the
20-foot bank, in some cases being,
badly smashed up. As the stage swung
with a slack rein around the cut along
the side of the mountain. 250 feet
abive the old road, I naturally im-
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and to take up the slack.
MnniPtoi, is a lively Jittle place
and will be the terminal of the rail
road for some time. The breeze conies
In here from the ocean and is quite
cold at night.
"Next morning I went aboard a gas
oline launch on the Siuslaw River,
which is navigable to Mapleton. bound
Plnrann. h PUntPf Of this DaiJl-
dise of beauty and scenic wonder.
which I reached after an interesting
T met a. neonle who are
.nivi.ici.ctin frti- th HvfloDment of a
commercial city. They welcome a stran
ger with an open hand, are hospitable,
aggressive and sure to build up their
Ti.fl.n ic can-mill hre with a
capacity of 150,000 Test of lumber a
day. The canning ana dairy ousiness
also is quite an industry and both are
sure to grow. Two thriving newspa-
ners. the West and .Pilot, are puuiisneu
at Florene'e.
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ncic a jvni-. - - - -
of the Siuslaw River, where a large
jetty rapidly is Deing consirucieu iu
clear the bar. North and south qf the
i ka nuntrv 1c made lin of nu-
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merous lakes and woodland. Thf tim
ber .abounds in bear and deer ana aur
ing the Fall and Winter the lakes are
covered with, ducks and geese, while
the waters of the lakes are filled with
fine trout.
.t ori thsp lakes Clear
Lake and Lake Tsilcoos. Clear Lake Is
five jnlles long by two miles wide,
and Lake Tsilcoos is ten miles long
and four miles wide, w nn us arms
reaching out into the woodlands, Clear
Lake has 95 miles of shoreline. I un
derstand that Clear Lake is the only
lake on the Pacific Coast that has a
Wholesale Concerns of This
n:iti'rat mitll In ili Ka. the outlet
being two and one-half miles long.
While I was there Captain H. G. Camp
bell brought a boat through the out
let into thn lake. This vessel will
carry 75 passengers.
"The new Southern Pacific line un
der construction runs the entire letgth
of this lake along the east side and
will be completed to a point on the
Siuslaw River by November. I was In
formed. Settlers on Siuslaw Lake are
preparing to build a large sawmill.
There already aro about 25 families in
this Immediate territory.
"Around Clear lako is some of the
finest scenery in Oregon Its coves
reaching out into the woodlands, bays
and islands. 1 went 30 miles on mo
Vrboats in various directions, spend
ing two days on Clear and Tsilcoos
lakes. I met a rancher named Ohris
tensen near the lakes, who keeps cat
tle, sheep and goaU and furnishes
mutton to the railroad camps. The
bears feast on his sheep and have baf
fled his attempts to trap them. Deer
often are chased Into the lake by dogs,
where they are killed by boatmen.
"Leaving the lakes. I returned to
Florence. Across the river from Flor
ence is Glenada, settled by enterpris
ing people. At Glenada are several
mercantile houses. Porter Bros., who
have the contract for building the
railroad, also have headquarters there.
"My experiences were varied at a
dance six miles up the river. Although
far from civilization, the people danced
the tango and other modern dances.
Next came the trip to Heceta Head,
20 miles north of Florence. V"e went
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Beach against a heavy wind. Our parlv
walked along tne ueucn aim leacneu
City Have Success on Coast.
our destination at about noon. Hsra
I succeeded In getting some excellent
photographs. Then we followed the
rosd Into the mountains to the sum
mit. After a wesry tramp wc resn hd
the Heceta Head lighthouse. 1 suc
ceeded in getting a photograph of the
lighthouse, from -a dlstatice of two
miles. Later I got a closer view of It.
We remained for the night st the home,
of John Stonefields and I managed
to secure several good pictures of the
surroundings. It was here thst a tele
gram from Portland cut short my trip
In the Siuslaw country, so T retraced
my steps to Florence and from there
started for Portland. The trip was
a revelation and entirely new. an I
had been traveling about Mount Hood
and Eastern Oregon In former years.
"The Siuslaw country promises to
become a great section of the state on
completion of the Southern Paclfle
line. Its virgin forests or splendid
timber. Its fertile soil. Its dairy fsrll
Hie and Its sweeping miles of rtnr
lands all await the coming of the rail
road. Already msny hardy ettler
have gone Into the eouiilry snd will
welcome and extend a helping hand to
others who may corns."
$500,000 ISC0ST OF PIPE
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'HICAGO. Aug. 16. Amon- IBS
royal treasures of FerMa Is a pipe t
with dlaroonas, rubles and emeralds
to the value. It is estimated, si no less
than $500,000. This pipe was nuide
for iha late Shah snd is atd to i
even more valusble than his famous
sword, says the Washington Star.
In the matter of swordc H i aald
that the Gaekwar of Baroda, who on
the occasion of the coronation of
George V In India added to his tame
by snubbing the monsrch, possess
the most precious blade in exist
Its hilt and belt are laxSTOat with
illumonds. rubies, sapphlrca and m
eralds and Its value has been put st
There are many costly swords In the
treasure rooms of Eastern ami Euro
pean rulers notably those of the Csar
of Russia, the Sultan of Turkey and
the King of Slam, but the sword of
the Gaewkar outshines them all. The
most valuable sword of Kufope Is thst
presented by the Egyptlanato Lord
WoiBeley. The hilt Is set With bril
liants and the whole sabre is estimated
to be worth $10,000.
The Maharajah of Ghenwl Is the
owner of the most costly brougham
In the world. The handles of the
doors are of solid gold, while the rest
of the vehicle Is of silver.
The new Emperor of MWOTIIO canio
into possession of a curious plnno.
manufactured to the order of his pred
ecessor, which Is probably the most
expensive Instrument of the kind cvr
made. The piano was made in parts,
ach being small- enough to he cast led
by a slave, as It appeared that the
former Emperor firmly refused to
trust them to the care of his cantata,
which formed the only other nvallsble
means of transport. This expensive
musical Instrument ws made princi
pally of tulip and orris woods Inlaid
with unpolished Jacarstulii parqulry
and decorated with scroll work of pure
gold. The actual sum paid for It was
He Roll Over. Take-, a Nap and
LONDON. Aug. 20. Boiling over a
slow fire ts the hspplcst death a lob
ster can meet, ao It ha been deter
mined at the Jersey Marine Blologlcsl
Station. The experiments were rsri id
out by Joseph Slnel, a well known
biologist, for the Jersey Society ! tfc
Prevention of Cruelty to Anlmsl.
whose members associated the preva
lent method of killing lobsters with
medieval torture
Lobsters, says Mr Hlnel. are extreme
ly difficult to kill- Piercing th brain
does not seem to cauae the lobster
more than temporary snnoyanc. slnca
his brain Is a mere nerve ganglion the
slse of a hempseed. He has to h
killed all over. To throw him Into
boiling water falls t" do the work
either mercifully or -quickly, sine hs
struggles violently to cspe for about
two minutes.
The pleasantet way to end a lob
ster's troubles. Mr. Hln I finds. Is the
old-fashioned way of flaring him in
cold water and bringing him to a boil.
A.s the water warms, he becomes mere -ly
lasy and rolls -over as for a 1ep.
By the time the water reachea the , on
paratlvsly mll1 temperature ;n de
grees. Fahrenheit, he ber..mes eomx
toae. At -0 degreer. he Is dead. To
use a human llluatration. the biologist
says It Is like a person siu-e.umblng to
a heat wave, with lose of conscloua
ness und a painless end.
Estate of micUlujcr of .lamaloa. V
Y.. Vslucil nl tlH.000.
JAMAICA. N. T.. Aug. 1 Ellen
Iinglos, of 4l Freedom avnu.
Brooklyn HfU. daughter of the late
John Meegan, of 99 Flushing avenue.
Jamaica, has made application to Sur
rogate Daniel Noble for letters of ad -mlnUlrnllnn
In the estate of her
fsther. who died. August 6. snd who
was a bricklayer In the Queens high
ways department and was well known.
Meegan left a large estate. Its value.
Is given In affidavits ae. -ompanyln;
the petitions for letters of adminis
tration as $8300 In personal and "mor
than $10,000 In real property."
The estate Is to be divided between
Mrs. Langlos. the petitioner; her three
sisters Mary. Elisabeth and Anna -and
her brother. John. Mrs. Langlos'
sisters and brother, who realde at 99
Flushing avenue, Jamiilca. are nof ye,
of age. Meegan. their father, waa a
Agent of Commerce Department Will
Investigate Cotton l-
NEW TORK. Aug. 16. Ralph M
Odell. commercial agent of the Untied
States Commerce Department, expects
to leave the United States about
August 22 to continue his investiga
tions of the cotton-goods trade abroad.
His itinerary will Include British India,
the Dutch Eat Indies. Straits Settle
ments, Siain, and possibly Southarn
China. Mr. Odell will be at the Nw
York office of the Bureau of Foreign
and Domeatlc Commerce, room 31'.
Custom House. Auguat 10 to 20, In or
der to give American cotton-goods
manufacturers snd exportera an op
portunity to confer with lilm and offer
EUggestions which will contribute to
the value of his Investigations.
Communicstlons may he sent to him.
or appointments for Interviews made
by telephone, at the above address.
The Amaion Vallo In the flrt lire
monihf of 1914 exported 2.2S,41" petind
of crude rubbet.