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TTTE SUNDAY OREGONTAN. POTITIjANTJ, APRIIi 25, 1015.
D. C. O'REILLY BUYS .
NORTH BANK FLEET
Transfer Made as Result of
Law Prohibiting Railroads
Competing by Water.
FEW CHANGES IN PROSPECT
3" lie Dalles, Portland & Astoria Line
Dates Back to 1891 and Three
Steamers Are, Transferred,
Norma Is Not Included.
Drake C. O'Reilly "head of the Dia
mond O line and interested in water
front properties, as well as being a
member of the Pore of Portland Com
mission and prominent clubman, yes
terday became the owner of the stock,
steamers and other "holdings of The
Dalles, Portland & Astoria Navigation
Company, an adjunct of the Spokane,
Portland & Seattle Railroad. The
exact amount of money Involved is
not publicly stipulated but is generally
estimated to be between $66,000 and
$76,000 as the property had been held
at that figure, it is reported.
The formal transfer takes place to
morrow, and directors of the company
will step down and out, giving way to
a new directorate neaaea ny jvir.
O'Reilly. The only change announced
so far is that Harry O'Reilly, who
I- manages the affairs of the Clatskanie
J" Transportation Company, will become
" manager also of The Dalles, Portland
J & Astoria Navigation Company. The
.-." Diamond O fleet will continue to be
' managed by R. J. A. O'Reilly, at pres
? ent on his way home from an Oriental
' tour and who is due at San Francisco
' May 6.
The steamers Involved In the sale
are the Bailey Gatzert, now operating
between Portland and The Dalles, the
i Dalles City, which is undergoing an
overhauling at the yard of the Port-
land Shipbuilding Company, and the
Capital City, lying idle at the Fulton
; yard. Though the steamer Norma is
owned by the Spokane, Portland &
1- Seattle Railroad, she is not listed among
the holdings of. The Dalles, Portland
nr & Astoria Navigation Company.
New Law Voretm Sale.
The sale of the fleet was forced
.' through a recent decision of the lnter-
-' state Commerce Commission to me ei-
- feet the railroad corporation could not
-"" operate a steamer line parallel with the
North Bank- road along the Columbia.
i' A hearing was conducted here last year
.- in the matter and hope was entertained
by officials until recently that an ex
"L ception would be made in that case, so
the steamers could be continued be
.' tween Portland and The Dalles, pos
" eibly through eliminating all calls on
(,.the Washington side of the Columbia,
t but the Commission ordered that the
water traffic be suspended by the com
pany June 1.
"So far as I know we will continue
1 rt to occupy the dock at the foot of Alder
v. street and in the main the steamers
will run as before." said Mr. O'Keilly.
VV "There are no radical changes in pros--
pect. though, of course. Just what will
7 be done depends on how we find
things after taking over the active
management! The Bailey Gatzert will
remain on the run until the Dalles
City is thoroughly overhauled and then
:" the Gatzert will be off for a time to
have a new kingpost installed, which
is all ready, and to be repainted inside,
reupholstered where required and other
new work performed to place her in
the best of condition for the Summer.
Her run during the season will be the
same as before, as I feel that she will
retain her old popularity and there
certainly will be no diminution of the
' scenic attractions along the Columbia,
so it should be an encouraging season."
Office to Be Moved,
i The head office of the company will
' lie in the Bates dock building, foot of
Burnslde street, where the Diamond O
line holds forth, but there will be an
' office on the dock for freight and
passenger business as at present.
The Dalles, Portland & Astoria Nav-
. lgation Company was formed in 1891.
The steamer Regulator was built at
The Dalles for the company, and the
Dalles City constructed here, and for
a time the fleet was known as the Reg
ulator line, but that steamer was
burned a few years ago at St. Johns.
The Bailey Gatzert was built by the
Seattle Steam Navigation & Transpor
tation Company, and was the first
" sternwheeler constructed on Puget
Sound, being launched at Salmon Bay
jj" November 22, 1890. After a few trips
H she was purchased by the Columbia
River & Puget Sound Transportation
i Company in 1891 for the Seattle-OIym-r
pla run, and in 1892 was brought here,
t being used as an excursion vessel until
1895, when she was placed on the Port
er land-Astoria route, alternating with
! the steamer Telephone. The company
also chartered the sidewheeler Ocean
i 'Wave, now a ferry at San Francisco,
' where the Telephone was taken for the
came purpose, the Ocean Wave orig
inally running between Portland and
Ilwaco. For years the fleet was also
known as the White Collar line. 1
The Spokane, Portland & Seattle took
over the vessel and the rail line be
tween Lyle and Goldendale when about
to start the construction of the North
Bank road, and has operated them
GUARD INSTRUCTION MAY 5
Camp for Coast Artillery Corps to
Be at Fort Stevens.
Announcement was made by Adju
tant-tieneral George White, in an or-
-, der issued yesterday, that an officers
amp of Instruction for the Coast Ar
tillery Corps will be held at Fort Ste
, vena. Or., May 5 to 10. This will be
preliminary to the general instruction
camp for that branch of the , Oregon
as, National Guard In June.
The number of officers and men en
titled to attend the camp are specified
by the order as follows: One Colonel
one Lieutenant-Colonel, two Majors, 11
' . Captains, 11 first lieutenants, eight
f second lieutenants, 44 enlisted men and
in the medical department one first
lieutenant. Medical Corps, and two en
j listed men, Hospital Corps.
I Pay will be allowed the men for fou
I , days, with the exception of cooks, who
' ' will be paid for six days. The neces
srtry transportation will be furnished
" by the Quartermaster Corps. The of
ficers will be put through various
branches of military training under the
Instruction of Regular Army officers.
EX-SUITOR DODGES BULLET
"Woman, 24, Arrested, Says That Man
Robbed and Spurned Her.
iZ As a climax toin alleged attempt to
kill the man who she said had robbed
-- and spurned her. Miss Ethel Toung, 24
," years old, was arrested last night In
. her apartment at 27314 Columbia street
for discharging nrearms in the city
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Miss Toung told the police that she
fired at Ed Cramer, her ex-suitor, who
had robbed her of a diamond ring val
ued at $150. The trouble followed an
attempt at reconciliation yesterday.
DUE TO ARRIVE. -Name.
From .... Date.
Rose City Lob Angeles In port
Geo. W. Elder Eureka . .In port
Northern Pacific. San Francisco In port
Yucatan San Diego ....April 25
Bear Los Angeles '.April 27
Breakwater Coos Bay ....April -(
Roanoke -. .San Diego ...May 2
Beaver Los Angeles May X
DUE TO DEPART.
Name. For Date.
Geo W. Elder. ... Eureka ...April 25
Northern Pacific. San Francisco April -o
S. F. to L. A
Rose City. .. .
Harvard. . . . .
Yosemlte. . . .
.Los Angeles. .
.S. F. to L A..
. San Diego. . .
. Saji Diego. . . .
, .Sau Diego. . . .
. .April 30
. .April 30
Tamalpals. . .
.San Diego - . . .aiay
San Ramon San Francisco May
Bear Los Angeles May
Santa Barbara. .. San Francisco May
Roanoke San Diego May
Beaver Los Angeles May
Northland Los Angeles May
Willamette Kan Diego - .. .fliay
Klamath San Diego May
DUE TO ARRIVE.
American New York
Santa Cecelia. . . . New York. . . . .
Santa Cruz New Y ork
Iowan .New York. . . .
Minnesotan New York
Santa Catalina. ..New York
Pennsylvania New York
Ohioan New York May
DUE TO DEPART.
Name. For Date.
Honolulan New York April 25
American Jieiv York ....May 4
Santa Cecelia. ... New York ....May - 9
Iowan New York ....May V
Santa Cruz Js'ew Y'ork ....May 9
Minnesotan New York ....May J
Pennsvlvanlan. ..New York. ....... .May 27
Ohioan New York May 29
Santa Catalina. .. New Y ork May -w
Merchants' Exchange reports show
that wheat exports for the week end
ing yesterday were 249.460 bushels and
33.514 barrels of flour. For the preced
ing week 92,377 bushels of wheat were
exported. Receipts of wheat from the
interior last week were 106,600 bushels.
Boiler repairs aboard the O.-W. R. &
N. steamer Harvest Queen, at Ash
street dock, are being carried on by
means of an oxy-acetylene welding ma
chine. It is said to be the first time!
it has been used on the boiler of a river
boat, but electrically-driven machines
of the same type were used on the
Grace liner Santa Catalina when she
was under repair here recently. The
Harvest Queen was inspected yesterday
by United States Inspectors Edwards
and Fuller, and her overhauling is be
ing completed rapidly. -
Bound for Rainier to load a part of
her cargo, the steamer Siskiyou left
down yesterday, and she continues to
Knappton to finish before proceeding
With cargo for Nestucca and vicinity
the gasoline schooner Delia leaves the
Captain Lofstedt entered and cleared
the steamer Geo. W. Elder yesterday,
and she sails this morning for Coos
Bay and Eureka.
W. R. Landis, for five years connected
with the dock force of The Dalles, Port
land & Astoria Navigation Company,
left that service yesterday to cast his
lot with The Dalles-Columbia line, and
will be purser of the steamer J. N. Teal
when she is placed in commission.
To clean up freight awaiting ship
ment from Portland to Astoria the
steamer Lurline is to make a special
trip today. The steamer Georgiana was
lifted on the Oregon drydock to have a
new wheel fitted yesterday.
To work wheat destined for New
York the American-Hawaiian liner
Honolulan, Captain Anderson, shifts to
day from Albers dock to the North
Xens From Oregon Ports.
COOS BAY, Or., April 24. (Special.)
The steamship Breakwater arrived
from Portland this morning at 8:30.
The steam schooner Yellowstone,
loading lumber at North Bend, will sail
for San Francisco tomorrow.
ASTORIA, Or.. April 24. (Special.)
The steamship Northern Pacific arrived
this afternoon from San Francisco,
crossing the bar at 12:15. She is now
under the command of Captain Ahman,
who was master of the steamer Great
Northern. The Northern Pacific
brought a fair list of passengers and
about 200 tons of freight.
The steamer George "W. Fonwick
sailed this afternoon for San Pedro
TERESTS, AND TWO OF THE VESSELS
2 C. 0JQe.ry.
X Steamer Bailer Gataert. 3 Steamer
Dalles City. Insert O. C. O'Keilly,
Who Purchased Company.
with a cargo of lumber from the Ham
The steam schooner . Daisy Freeman
finished taking on lumber at the Ham
mond mill and tb Astoria Company
today and left this afternoon for
Knappton to complete her cargo. "-
The schooner Defiance arrived this
morning from San Francisco, being
towed in by the tug Wallula. She goes
to Portland to load lumber. f
The American-Hawaiian line steamer
Hawaiian sailed this morning for Se
attle, where she will discharge part
The tank steamer wasntenaw eauea
this morning for California after dis
charging fuel oil at Portland.
The steam schooners Nortniana ana
Willamette sailed this morning for San
Francisco with cargoes of lumber irom
The ateam schooner Claremont ar
rived this afternoon from San Fran
cisco with freight for Astoria and Port-
The steamer Sue H. Elmore arrived
this afternoon from Tillamook with a
cargo of cheese for California and Port
land. Marconi Wireless Reports.
(All positions reported at 8 P. M., April 4,
unless otherwise designated).
Carlos, Seattle for San Francisco, leaving
Herrin, LInnton for Monterey. 301 miles
south of Columbia bar.
Speedwell. San Francisco for Coos Bay,
220 miles north of San Francisco.
Y'ucatan, San Francisco for Portland, off
Buena Ventura. New Y'ork for Vancouver,
Stt miles south of San Francisco. April 1.
Santa Cecilia. New York for San Pedro,
692 miles south of San Pedro. April 23.
Barge 91. at Ventura.
Francis Hanify. San Pedro for Honolulu,
50 miles west of San Pedro.
Multnomah, Redondo for San Francisco,
20 miles west of Redondo.
Hyades. Hilo for San Francisco,. SIT miles
out. April 23.
Hilonian. Seattle for Honolulu. 16i3 miles
from Flattery, April 23.
Wilhelmina, Honolulu for San Francisco.
1844 miles out, April 23.
Korea. San Francisco for Orient, 2124
miles out. April 23.
Manchuria. Orient for San Francisco, 922
miles West of Honolulu, April 23.
Matsania, San Francisco for Honolulu, 844
miles out, April 23.
China. Orient for San Francisco, 1052
mtla. ti, Anrll 2ft
Chanslor, Monterey for Honolulu, 86S
miles from Monterey. April 28.
Asuncion, Richmond for Portland,
milex north of Point Arena.
President. San Francisco for Seattle,
miles north of Point Arena.
Ktlburn, San Francisco for Eureka,
miles south of Point Arena.
Y'osemlte. San Francisco for San Pedro,
miles south of Pigeon i-omt.
Lucas and barge E3, Richmond for Seat
tle 4n miles north of Point Beyes.
Porter. Everett for Monterey. 46 miles
north of Ran Francisco. '
Topeka, Eureka for Sana, Francisco, 34
miles south of Point Arena.
Norwood, San FrancLsco for San Pedro,
50 miles south of San FTanclsco.
Atlas, Seattle for Richmond. 130 miles
Roanoke. San Francesco for San Pedro,
off Cliff House. .
Siberia, San Francisco for Orient, 85
Georgian, Tacoma for Honolulu, 82 miles
southwest of Cape Flattery.
Willamette. Portland for San Francisco.
20 miles north of cape tsianco.
H. T. Scott, with Acapulco in tow, San
Francisco for Nanaimo. 80 miles north of
Northland. Portland for San Pedro. 170
miles south of Columbia River.
Governor. Seattle for San Franrisco, Via
Victoria, 27 miles north of Cape Blanco.
"Movements of Vessels.
Astoria, April 24. Sailed at 3 A. It
steamers Northland and Willamette, for San
Pedro, via San Francisco; at 8:40 A. M..
steamer Washtenaw, for Port San Luis; at
11 A. M Rtea.mer Hawaiian, for New York.
J via way. ports. Arrived at 11 A.M., schooa-
er Defiance, from San Francisco: at 12:15
P. M.. steamer Northern Pacific, from Fan
Francisco. Sailed at 4 P. M., steamer Geo.
W Fenwick, for San Pedro. Arrived at 4
and left up at 7 P. M.. gasoline schooner
Sue H. Elmore, from Tillamook.
San Francisco, April 24. Arrived at 1:30
A. M., steamer Roanoke: at 4 A. M., steam
er Tamalpais: at 5 A. M.. steamer Beaver;
at 10 A. M.. steamer Santa Barbara, from
Portland: at 11 A. M., steamer Bear, from
San Pedro, for Portland; at 1 P. M.. Nor
wegian steamer Christian Bors, from Port
land, for Limerick. Sailed at 11 A. M.,
steamer Saginaw, for Portland. Sailed,
steamer Santa Barbara, for San Pedro.
April 23. Sailed at 7 P. M., steamer Titos.
L. wand, for Portland.
Coos Bay. April 24. Arrived at 9 A. M.,
steamer Breakwater, from Portland.
Everett, April 23. Arrived, steamer Hor
net, from Portland, via Mukilteo.
Astoria. April 23. Sailed at 7:30 P.M.,
steamer Johan poulsen, for San Francisco.
Seattle, April 24. Arrived Steamers
Dolphin, from Southeastern Alaska; Carlos,
from Everett. Sailed Steamers Alameda,
for Southwestern via Southeastern) Alaska;
Spokane, for Southeastern Alaska; Edith,
for Nanaimo; Carlos, for San Francisco.
Yokohama, April 21. Arrived, Frank 1.
Buck, from Portland, Or. Sailed, Tamba
Maru. for Tacoma.
Vladivostok. April 21. Arrived. Glengyle,
fiw -crnnio A titM 1 4. Arrived Steam
ers Roanoke, from Portland: Tamalpais and
Santa Barbara, from- coiumDia rttver; xo
semite and Norwood, from Grays Harbor;
Admiral Dewey. EI Segundo and Mgar ri.
Vance, from Seattle: Christian Bors (Nor
wegian), from Astoria: Beaver, from Port
land; lacnee toritisnj, irora nwignuuB.
Sailed Steamers President, for Victoria;
Siberia, for Hongkong; Saginaw, for A
toria; Captain A. F. Lucas, for Seattle:
Asuncion, for Puget Sound; schooners Hugh
Hogan. Annlo Johnson and Prosper and
bark Albert, for Bristol Bay.
Tides at Astoria Sunday. -
9:18 A. M 7.0 ft.'3:37 P. M 2.8 ft.
10:0o P. Iv 7.9 ft.a:44 P. M. . . .. .1.4 ft.
Columbia River Bar Report.
NORTH HEAD. April 24. Condition of
the bar at 5 p. M. Sea rough; wind north
east. 20 miles; cloudy.
FERRY LANDING ON WAY
TEMPORARY STRUCTURE IS ALMOST
Vancouver Hurries Work tn Prepare,
tion for Interstate Bridge Largest
PiledHver to Be Uned.
VANCOUVER, Wash., April 24.
(Special.) The temporary ferry land
ing, at the foot or Columbia street, to
be used while the Columbia River Inter.
state bridge is being built, is nearly
completed. Piles have been driven and
cables stretched across. On these cables
the slip has been built and when
finished it will be filled with rock, the
cables will be cut and the structure
will sink to the bottom of the river
and rest on the bank. The pontoon,
used at the present site, will be floated
down one block and towed In place and
used for the ferry to land at the new
The bank of the river Is being cut
down with teams and ecrapers, to make
a roadway from the ferry landing to
Second street. Piling will be driven
and a viaduct made over the low
lots anf! the roadway will come out
on Second street, on the hard pave-
The largest piledriver In the world".
it is said, has been built for the driving
of piling for the piers 1n the main
bridge. Piling from 9J-10 115 feet will
be driven in excavations 45 feet below
the aero mark of the river. On these
then will be built the concrete piers.
A raft of exceptionally long piling has
been towed and anchored below the
ferry landing on Hayden Island and
will be taken to points needed.
A channel has been excavated from
the water line in the Columbia River to
points several hundred feet towards
Hayden Island, where the first pier of
the bridge is to be built. v
FAIR MEETING IS TOMORROW
Clarke Association to Discuss Hold
ing Wild West Show.
VANCOUVER, Wash., April 24. (Spe
cial.) The directors of the Clarke
County Fair Association, which handled
with such success last year the Colum
bia River Interstate Fair and the- Wild
West Show, will hold an important
meeting Monday at 2 o'clock to con
sider holding another Wid West Show
Irwin Brothers' Show has made a
proposition to come here again this
year. The attendance last year was
greater than It had been for the entire
three years previous, which was due
largely to the Wild West feature.
LOGK DEED AWAITED
Papers for Oregon City Project
Some Place . in Mail.
FUTILE SEARCH IS MADE
Closing of Transaction Delayed
TTntll Documents Arrive Trans
portation Company Has New
River Tariffs Ready.
Somewhere between Portland and
Washington, D. C, is a package con
taining a deed transferring tne locks
and canal at Oregon City to the War
Department from the Portland Railway.
Light & Power Company, a late opinion
from the Attorney -General of the
United States as to the final title, and
several other important enclosures, all
of which should have reached the office
of Colonel McKinstry, Corps of Eugi
neers, U. S. A., yesterday. Only one of
two packages reached him, and that
was a map of Linn City, which, tn early
days, was a hamlet on the bank of the
Willamette where the locks now are.
A search was instituted at the Post-
office, but the documents were not un
earthed. District Attorney Reames had
delayed a trip out of town two days so
as to be on hand when the deed reached
here,- and all concerned had looked for
the transaction to be closed yesterday
No Information Available.
- Franklin T. Griffith, president of the
Portland Railway, Light & Power Com
pany, was a caller at Colonel McKln
stry's office yesterday, bent on ascer
taining the status of the case, but there
was no definite Information available.
In a letter received from Washington
yesterday it was set forth that the
opinion of the Attorney-General must
be abided by in closing the purchase.
The agreement to sell the locks
was approved by the War Department
in 1912. The interval has been spent
in establishing the vendor's title and in
expressing in terms satisfactory to the
United States conditions attached to
the sale by the vendor. The conditions
One of them is that the United States
shall construct a wall to separate the
navigation canal from the power canal.
Heretofore certain mills have taken
water direct from the upper lock level,
producing currents unfavorable to nav
igation. This condition could not be
permitted to continue after the United
States took over the property, so, to
prevent any interference with the wa
er supply to the power wheels, the ven
dor required that the United States
should build "this wali. . The space be
tween the wall and the buildings will
constitute a forebay for the water
wheels; it will open into the river well
above the falls.
Coat Hit Reach S150.000.
The construction of the wall is the
largest single item of work now con
temolated. It will cost between $125,-
000 and $150,000. The other work to
be done Is, briefly, the repair of the
lock gates and the deepening of the
upper and lower approaches to the
lnnkx. The last Item includes the low
ering of the lower sill of the down
stream lock and the building of a new
nnlr of Grate3.
Tlie purchase price of the locks was
t37K nnn- fhe cost or tne repair mm
other work now contemplated Is $300.
nnn. a. total of $675,000. Considering In
ifroat on the Durchase price and depre
ciation and operation, the total cost to
the public will be at least $30,000 a
year. The State of Oregon contributed
f3nn nnn nt the $675,000. so that the
cost of this transaction to taxpayers of
the state will be the Interest on $300,
000, from $12,000 to $15,000 a year, plus
their share of the balance or tne ju,uuu,
Tolls to Be Taken Off.
The tolls charged while the locks
were in private ownership have been
50 cents a ton for freight and 10 cents
for each passenger. These will be
taken off when the property has passed
to the United States. When the im
provements contemplated are carried
out and the depth through the locks is
increased to six feet, the cost or trans
portation will be lessened.
For . the year 1913, the tonnage
through the locks was more than 6000
short tons and the tolls not more than
$3500. The saving of this sum to
shippers and consumers, with Inci
dental saving to transportation com
panies dijav-to Increased depth, will go
but a short way toward offsetting the
yearlv cost of the locks to the public,
or $30,000. If the purchase is to prove
a profitable one for the public there
will have to be a considerable increase
in commerce by boat and rail througn
out the Willamette Valley.
Officials of the Oregon City Trans
portation Company, operating the
steamers Grahamona, Oregona and Po
mona between Portland and points as
far south as Corvallis and up the Yam
hill River to Dayton, have worked
out changes in the tariff that show
reductions of from 20 cents to $1
ton. Between Portland and Newberg
the average reduction will be 58
cents on class rates.
It is said that a flat decrease of 60
cents a ton could not be made.
ELKS TO GET SPECIAL RATE
Vale and Harvard Make Bid for Los
Angeles Convention Travel.
Portland Elks and those of other
Northwest lodges who will go from
San Francisco to the Los Angeles con
vention in July will be allowed
round-trip rate of $10.70 between those
cities aboard the steamers Harvard and
Yale if 100 or more travel together,
says Frank Bollam, Northwest agent
for tho speedy turblners, who was ad
vised yesterday that the special fare
had been decided on.
San Francisco Lodge. No. 3, has ar
ranged to send delegates and members
from the Golden Gate on the steamer
Harvard. July 10. While more reserva
tions can be made on the same steamer,
other Elks will go on the vessel be
fore and after that date. Mr. Bollam
says that the rate applies regardless of
how the Elks make their way from
the Northwest, either on steamers leav
ing for San Francisco or by rail.
M"ETTjAKO FOR LEWIS RIVER
Steamer Starts Xe.xt Month on Daily
Round Trip Schedule.
Preparatory to going on the Portland-Lewis
River run May 1. the steam
er Metlako is to be inspected tomorrow
by United States Inspectors Edwards
and Fuller, when she will be allotted
her passenger license. When built in
1900, the Metlako was equipped for
carrying passengers, but later went
into towing and since certain regula
tions have been altered governing ap
paratus to be aboard for travelers, she
is being brought up to standard.
The Metlako Is 109 feet long with a
beam of 24.4 feet and a depth of hold
of 4.8 feet. She Is under the control
of Captain H. N. Caples and he plans
operating her on a dally round-trip
schedule. The La Center and Woodland
are on the route now, but Captain
Caples believes there is room for an
Klve Schooners Sell for 0,00 0.
SEATTLE, Wash., April 24. The
Federal Court today confirmed the sale
of the five sailing schooners of the
bankrupt Globe Navigation Company
to a committee of the stockholders for
$90,000. The " committee has received
offers of charters for the United King
dom for the five vessels at a rate that
will yield a profit -of $140,000 for a
single voyage, and has decided to ac
cept the offers. The vessels are the
J. W. Cllse, William Nottingham, Wll
bert Li. Smith. Willis A- Holden and
Alexander T. Brown.
GERMAN RAID FORECAST
CAPTAIN ISTER-VEH IN PORTLAND
SAYS CANADA. 19 IN PERIL.
Drlbrk's Master Thinks Squadron Is on
Way, Probably Having Taken Route .
Along: Coast of Norway.
Headed for the Atlantic Coast of
Canada is a German squadron of l or
15 vessels, bent on bombarding Import
ant cities and fortifications there, says
CaDtain Carl Brauch. master of theOer
man bark Dalbek, who received a letter
yesterday from a friend who is a deck
officer of the German navy.
Eiirht days before the German fleet
bombarded Scarborough, Hartlepool
and other ports near the Tyne I re
ceived a letter from the same friend
telling me that the German fleet would
strike for the British coast, and I
thought that statement was laughable,"
said Captain Brauch yesterday. "Since
it came to pass I am convinced tnat
the move of the squadron to the Cana
dian coast is not a myth. The last five
letters I have received from Germany
have not been censored, only an official
tamp being used to show they had
passed through the hands of certain
Captain Brauch, whose ship has been
interned in Portland since July 23, when
she arrived from Santa Rosalia, said
he believed the German squadron re-
erred to was one that was reported
making Its way along the coast of Nor
way recently, and that in all probability
a northern course had been selected. He
said others on the Dalbek had received
information at different times of an im
portant character dealing with prospec
ive moves on the part of Germany, all
of which had been borne out, so he is
convinced either that a Canadian raid
has been planned or one is actually
The . letter which arrived yesterday
has been on the way since March 24
having been mailed to an European ad.
dress and forwarded to Portland. Those
on the -Dalbek said they had kept in
close touch with the war through Ger
man newspapers and private letters,
andhile hopeful that the strife will
end shortly, are sanguine that Germany
will be victorious.
ROSE CITY TO .LEAD PAltM)E
Crew of Liner Wants Boat Race
With Crack Militia Oarsmen.
Captain Oliver P. Rankin for the sec
ond time will portray the role of Ad-
iral in the Rose Festival marine par
ade the opening day and his charge.
the liner Rose City, will make her
third appearance as flagship of that
spectacular event. The vessel is due to
arrive in Portland June 6 and eail June
11, and as the Rose Festival dates are
June 9 to 11, she Is to be accorded the
rijht of i
r Vof tr.
rirht of line. It Is the custom to select
the "Big Three" liners for that
each year, the vessel that is to
rt at the time being chosen.
eaver was in port last year and
one of her lifeboat crews won a silver
cup in the rowing event. Captain Ran
kin his his men are ready to challenge
a crew from the cruiser Boston, train
ing ship of the Oregon Naval Militia.
arid either an extra boat from the Bos
ton will be used or both crews placed
in boats from the Rose City, so there
will be no advantage accorded either.
There is a feeling that a cup should
be offered to be rowed for by crews
of the "Big Three" steamers when, they
meet at San Francisco or San Pedro.
DEFIANCE HERE FOR LCMBHl
Wni. Bowdcn Following From Gol
den Gate and Marston Is En Route.
Terminating a run from the Golden
Gate that began April 9, the schooner
uenance mace tne river yesterday and
was towed inside to continue here to
work a lumber cargo for Melbourne.
The vessel is to reach Inman-Poulsen's
mill today and ber cargo will be loaded
in the interest of A. F. Thomas & Co.
She will take on about 800.000 feet.
The schooner Wm. Bowder. is another
heading here from San Francisco, hav
ing put to sea Friday. The vessel loads
for Peru under charter to Comyn,
Mackall & Co. The schooner W. 11.
Marston, pride of the port because she
is one of a few deepwatermen owned
outright here, is making her way from
East London, which port she left Janu
ary 11. The vessel is in ballast and
loads a full cargo here for Sydney, J.
J. Moore & Co. being the charterers.
Bids for a cargo of lumber to be de
livered at the Panama Canal are to be
opened Monday, and mlllmen are laying
odds that a Portland plant will be
awarded the business.
THIRD SALE BRINGS CROWD
Articles Auctioned at Albany Vary
From 25 Cents to $00 In Value.
ALBANY", Or.. April 24. (Special.)
Ranging from a wire stretcher, which
brought 25 cents, to a span of mules
that sold for $200, scores of articles
were auctioned at Albany's third
monthly public sales day today.
A big crowd from all parts of the
surrounding country attended and the
bidding was spirited. Less stock than
i)sual was sold, but more farm ma
chinery was offered. About $1000
worth of property was auctioned and
there were many private sales. One
man. who brought two cows, a team,
wagon and harness to the sale, sold the
whole outfit for $120 cash before it
reached at the auction. A 6tallion
show was held In connection with to
day's sale. Although the entry list
was not large, some splendid animals
were shown. Professor Carl N. Ken
nedy, of the Oregon Agricultural Col
lege, gave an address on the breeding
and raising of horses.
Man, 7 0, Answers Wire's Suit.
John W. Deitz, 70, yesterday filed an
answer to his wife's suit for divorce
and asks that the union remain intact
during the rest of his life. Mr. and
Mis. Deitz were married in 1874. They
lived toegther 30 years and in 1904 sep
arated, making a written agreement as
to their property. Since then Mr. Deits
says he has earned and paid for a $.000
form In Clarke County. Washington.
He asks that he be allowed to keep this
to support him during nis declining
I.iqnor Law Violation Charged.
WENATCHEE, Wash.. April 24
(Special.) E. Nlccuhi, of the Olympla
Hotel, was arrested Thursday night on
a charge of selling liquor in violation
of the law. This is his second arrest
for this offense.
Charter Members of Multno
mah Club at Banquet.
TOASTS EVOKE SMILES
In Absence of Bishop Sumiirr, II. K.
Judge Talks on "Multnomah
Celebrating the twenty-fourth an
niversary of the organization of th
Multnomah Amateur Athletic Club. Ihe
charter members of that association
hc;ld a banquet at the University Club
last night, it being the fifteenth an
nual banquet honoring that occasion.
About 30 of the veteran members of
the club were present.
None of the speakers, who had been
slated to give addresses, were present
and as a consequence the toastmaster.
Judge R. G. Morrow, called upon dif
ferent ones present to represent them.
Rev. W. T. Sumner was represented
by H. K. Judge, manager of the Val
vollne Oil Co., who was thus called on
to respond to the toast. "The Multno
mah Veteran as a Factor in the Spir
itual World." The toast of Governor
Withycombe. "The Proper Way to
Raise Chickens," was responded to by
C. F. Swigert, of the Pacific Bridge
Co., and that of John B. Yeon. "Thn
Athlete as a Road Builder." by Dr.
Albert E. Mackay. W. A. Holt, of the
United States National Bank, who rep
resented Mayor H. R. Albee. was called
on to speak to the subjor-t "Public
Playgrounds." and Attorney R. W. Wil
bur, who spoke for ex-Governor Wet.
had the subject. "Why Oregon Is Goinc
Dry." In the majority of Instances the
subjects were so entirely foreign to the
experience and calling of the speakers
that the effect wa lauihal'e.
The programme was livened with a
number of vocal selections by Dom J.
Zan, baritone soloist.
The main dining-room at the Uni
versity Club, where the banquet was
held, whs elaborately, decorated for the
occasion. College and university pen
nants, streamers and festoons gave h
beautiful comlSnation of . color to the
The committee in charge of the ban
quet preparations' consisted of Mark
W. Gill, W. H. Wallace and R. G. Mor
row. The list of guests follows:
W. M. Cake. T. H. McAHIb, II. M.
Montgomery, Dr. A. E. Mackay. George
1 B'.ckel. L. J. Goldsmith. J. W. I'.
McFall. W. it. Wallace. Mark Gill. It.
C. Hart, r. J. Zan, W. A. Montgomery,
R. L. Gllsan, C. F. Swigert, R. F. Prarl.
W. A. Holt. W. C. Alvord. James II.
Murphy. George T. Wlllett. H. 10. Judge.
G. W. Hoyt. G. P. Dekum, T. G. Far
rell. H. I. Story, Ivan Humason, Felix
Friedlander, R. G. Morrow, F. A.
Nitchy. R. W. Wilbur, A. J. Vantine,
George T. Myers and J. N. Teal.
CLEARING AT POST ON SOON
Contract Ix-t to Prepare Vancouper
Barracks Maneuver Field.
VANCOUVER BARRACKS, Wat-h..
April 24. (Special.) The contract for
clearing about' 73 acres of ground in
this military reservation has been let
to Eager & Black, of the Slfton Wood"
Company. The bids were opened sev
eral weeks ago and the bid of the suc
cessful firm was recommended by Van
couver Army officers. This has been
approved by the Department headquar
ters at San Francisco and the work of
clearing the land will begin at once.
The price for clearing was $70 an
an acre and $1.26 a cord for cutting the
wood. The largest trees will be left
and trimmed free from limbs for 20
feet. This will make the cleared ground
a park and suitable for the maneuver
ing of troops.
ROAD ENGINEER UNLIKELY
Clackamas Commissioner r-ec No
Need for Appointment Xow.
OREGON CITY. Or., April II. (Spe
cial.) Although two months ago it was
considered probable that the County
Court would appoint a road engineer
during the Summer months, Judge
Anderson and County Commissioner
Knight said today that such action
now was highly Improbable.
Until February the County Court em
ployed a road engineer, whose duty it
was to supervise road work, althougrl
liis authority was not equal to that
of a roadmaster under the state law.
At the time he was dismissed, it wat
announced that the court was consid
ering the employment of an expert In
June, July, August and, probably, Bep-
tcmber, when road work was at its
COMMITMENT IS ILLEGAL
James LaGrand 1-Yeo of Charge of
Aiding Girl's Escape From School.
SALEM, Or.. April 24. (Special.) An
Indictment against James LaGrand, of
Portland, charging him with assisting
Virgie LaGrand in escaping from tho
State Industrial School fur Girls, todsy
was dismissed in tho Circuit Court upon
recommendation of District Attorney
The action was based upon the belief
of the District Attorney that the com
mitment of the girl was not legal. She
was under 18 years of ago when com
mitted by the District Court of Multno
mah County and should have been com
mitted to the Juvenile Court, according
to Mr. Rlngo. LaGrand. however, is
still under indictment charged with aid
ing two companions of the LaGrand
girl in escaping from the institution.
Grand Jury ut Mnrt-hrield Return
True Bills Against Kivc.
MAIISHFIELD, Or., April 24. tp
cial.) The Coos County grand Jury to
day returned Indictments aigalnst John
Penovich. Sam Logan. Joe Seavich. Mak
Matich and Dan Madich. who passed al
leged worthless checks on North Bend
and Marshfleld merchants la Satur
day. Mike Dustch was released.
Claude Allen, a North Bend man,
was indicted for robbing a henhouse
and six secret indictments were re
turned. Vromtnenf Mason Is Dead.
MARSH FIELD. Or.. April 24. (Spe
cial.) Edward M?rsh. prominent in Ma
sonic orders and a veteran of the Civil
War, died today at the home of his son.
Charles Marsh. Southern raclilc right-of-way
man. He was born in Knox
County, Illinois, in 1R:;.".. and served in
th Thirty-third Illinois Regiment In
the war and was wounded at Vicks-bins;.