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About The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current | View Entire Issue (Nov. 5, 1916)
CAR SHORTAGE DUE
TO TRADE GROWTH
Insufficient Terminal Facilities
and Warehouses Con
MANY USED FOR STORAGE
Interstate Commerce Commission In
spectors Predict Continuance of
Condition When Winter
Coal Is Transported.
On of the most sijrnif icant reasons
for the existing par shortage, against
which shippers in all parts of the coun
try are complaining, is an actual short
age of cars.
This is one of the conclusions reached
by inspectors for the Interstate Com
merce Commission who have Just com
pleted an investigation of car condi
tions in Nebraska. Their reporr, wmcn
is presented in the current issue or
the Railway Age-Gazette, shows that
many other physical factors contribute
to the shortage. Anions them are
enumerated a shortage of terminal fa
cilities, of elevator capacity, of load
ing and -unloading facilities and such
a shortage of warehouse capacity that
consignees are. holding freight cars out
of service and using them for storage.
The investigation was conducted in
Nebraska, but the situation revealed
there applies with equal pertinence to
other parts of the country, the Com
Investigation Is Thorough.
The inspectors conducted a thorough
Investigation on the lines of the Union
Pacific and Chicago. Burlington A
Juincy. On the contrary, they say that
"the carriers of Nebraska are putting
forth every effort consistent with good
operation and the exceptional traffic
conditions to furnish cars and service
to the shippers of the state as best they
can." that the railroads are furnishing
"all the cars they possibly can to sup
ply the unprecedented demand." and
that "if it was possible to furnish more
equipment the business would and
could not be handled as satisfactorily
as it is at present."
An unusual feature contributing to
the present heavy volume of traffic and
havins considerable effect on the ear
Fhortage is said to be the large east
bound movement of all products of the
AVest and Northwest, and that due to
the inability to get shipments on the
Pacific Coast. A great amount of busi
ness which under normal cpnditlons al
ways moves by rail and water is now
being shipped by rail to Eastern mar
kets. There is also an exceptional
Ftock movement at this time, partic
ularly of ranre cattle, in advance of the
regular Kail movement, thereby adding
to the heavy volume of business.
Cars Cued as Warfhooiiri.
'Another feature contributing to the
present car shortage." the report says,
"is the large number of cars of all
classes used for warehouse purposes by
paying the demurrage charge. This in
cludes all commodities, but particularly
aiitomo'oilfs and contractors' and build
ers' material: and supplies. Recent in
stances are 25 ears of automobiles in
.Denver '15 to S5 days, and 27 cars of
automobiles at Green River, Wyo, 30
The report also refers to the large
increase in th wheat crop as compared
with 1915, and says that on account of
weather and market conditions, as well
as the grade of the crop, approximately
20 per cent only of the 1915 crop was
moved prior to December 1. whereas this
year on account of the exceptionally
high grade of the 1916 crop and the
high prices pievailing the farmers and
grain men of Nebraska are endeavoring
to move 100 per cent of the crop in
"If the present era of prosperity con
tinues." says the report, "if the grain
market holds up and business condi
tions remain unchanged, the car short
age will get more acute as the weather
gets colder and there is a greater de
mand for coal."
2 NEW PLAYERS TO APPEAR
Iora Rogers and Margaret in Shelby
Will Bo With Alcazar Company.
Two new members will open with the
Alcazar Players in "The Eternal Mag
dalene" this week. These will be I -or a
Rogers, the character woman, and Mar
garet Miles Shelby, the ingenue. While
the cast of "On Trial" was an unusual
ly large one, it consisted of nearly all
men, and there were no parts for either
Miss Rogers or Miss Shelby, so their
opening this week will add new inter
est. Both are New York people, al
though Miss Shelby has been recently
appearing in feature films with her
sister, the well-known little star, Mary
Between the acts of "The Eeternal
Magdalene." next Tuesday night, elec
tion returns will be read to the audience.
NOTED CONTRALTO TO APPEAR
SATURDAY IS BILLED IN EAST
Madame Schumann Heink Engaged for Special Wragnerian Performances
at Metropolitan Opera-House and for Appearances in Philadelphia.
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iyj Portland's Greatest Furniture Store
pi Offers Remarkable Economies for This Week 's Buyers
Reduced Prices on Fine New Dressers
Beautiful, individual Dressers,
thorough in workmanship and
finish. Reductions are for this
week only. See display in Fifth
No. 210. Regular $29 Golden Oak
Dressers, with 24x30 beveled
French plate mirror; reduced
No. 102. Regular $29 Birdseye
Maple Princess Dressers, with
20x36 beveled French plate
mirror; reduced to S19.75
Je n ii i n g 's Specia I
These are the equal of any hiph-priced
machine and they are equipped with all
the latest attachments for fancy sewing.
Five-drawer, drop-head machines with
beautifully finished oak stands, every
machine fully guaranteed:
$3.50 Down $t a Month.
MADAME SCBXTSIATCX HEISK, WHO WILlr SIXG AT BE1UG THEA
TER SATIRDAY NICiHT.
HE famous contralto. Schumann
Helnk, who will appear at the
ills next Saturday evening
under the direction of Steers & Coman
has been engaged by the Metropolitan
Ofjera Company for special Wagnerian
performances this Winter. The Chi
cago, Philadelphia and St. Louis man
agements also have made contracts.
Along with the announcement that
we are to have a concert by that great
est of contraltos, Ernestine Schumann
Heink, comes some Interesting news In
connection with her present season. It
appears that she will be the featured
attraction at several of the big sym
phony concerts In New York, Chicago,
Philadelphia and St. Louis. The Sym
phony orchestras in each of these cities
have contracted for two concerts by
the famous artist. P.ight here it is
worth noting that directors like Walter
Dararosch, Frederic Stock. Leopold
htokowskl and Max 7,aoh In selecting
the soloists for their orchestra concerts
are -guided by judgment and experi
ences: they know the artists upon
whom absolute dependence can be
placed and they know which of the
many artists can be relied upon to
attract the public. Schumrnan Heink Is
always selected to fill the most im
portant solo engagements: the glory of
her voice is no whit diminished, her
hold upon the public is stronger than
ever. Hearing her for the 10th or 15th
time, one always learns something new.
It is the knowledge of these things that
makes her annual appearance with the
leading orchestras a fixed and positive
PROBE IS SWEEPING
Car Shortage Investigation
Will Be Nation-Wide.
SUDDEN DECISION REACHED
solo, Isabella Steele: vocal solo, Mollle
N. Pierce; vocal selections by Frank
I. Hennessy. accompanied by the la
dies' orchestra: solo. Jack Walker; vo
cal and Instrumental selections, Mr.
and Mrs. Staynor; whistling solo. Leo
J. Henckle: readings,. Charles Ringler;
vocal selections by Madge Morrison
Taylor and Vincent and Ituck Orchard,
of the Portland Amusement Company,
and numbers by members of the Lyric
Stock Company. Including Myrtle De
Loy, Renne Vivlenne" and Al Frank.
DAMASCUS FARMER BURIED
Joseph K. Hall Resided on Sam
Place for 4T Years.
DAMARCrS, Or.. Nov. 4. (Special.)
Joseph K. Hall, who died suddenly at
his home two miles north of this piace,
November 1. was buried in the Damas
cus Cemetery yesterday morning.
The funeral was held from the local
Frpe Methodist Church, of which Mr.
was a member. Rev. Mr. Higbee
officiated and a special quartet sang
several selections. The pallbearers
were: Henry Troee. Thomas Bohna.
Francis Welch, William Lingle. Wil
liam tiarrison and Joseph Donelson.
Mr. Tiall was a resident of Damascus
for 4f years, settling on his late home
as a homestead in 1876. He was 69
I VICTOR, if
Shippers Say Kailroatls Have Been
Lax in Buying Equipment and
Companies Contend Low
Kates Hamper Financing.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 4. The Nation
wide shortage of freight cars, the most
acute for many years, will be the sub
ject of a general formal investigation.
covering every part of the United
States, the Interstate Commerce Com
mission announced today. The Commis
sion announced the investigation would
go into questions of supply, exchange
and return of freight cars, "with the
view of issuing such orders as the
Commission may deem advisable."
A copy of the order was served on
representatives of all interstate car
riers and the first hearing was fixed
for next Wednesday at Louisville, be
fore Commissioner McChord.
Shortage 1 WideHpread.
The action in extending the informal
conference at Louisville into a sweep
ing general Investigation of a formal
character, with hearings probable in
such' shipping centers as New York.
Chicago. Omaha. St. Louis. Kansas City
and others, is the result of complain .a
filed with the commission.
The car shortage is felt In some de
gree in every state, according to re
ports to the Commissioners. Klevator
and warehouse facilities also are over
taxed. The railroads point to the un
precedented traffic requirements owing
to the European war and other factors,
end contend that the Commission has
not been sufficiently liberal in allow
ance of rates to permit them to spend
much money In new equipment.
Siiipprrn Say lioada trr Lax.
onippers say tne roads for approxi
mately three yeears past have been
generally lax in ordering new cars
comparatively little new equipment has
been bought during that time and that.
when the roads were confronted with
abnormal demands of the past year or
two they were caught by the rising tide
hi pi ii-eii ana aemanas irom aoroad. so
that. In many cases, they could not
get the cars they ordered.
What the Commission may finally
order after investigation is a question,
as its power over purchases of equip
ment is admitted to be limited.
Among other thngs, an effort will be
made to learn how much additional
equipment would be required on each
road to handle all traffic offered,
whether shippers are being discrim
inated against In car distributon.
SCOUT YOUNG ENTERTAINS
Offleers of Ouurd
and of Veterans
Scout i oung Camp, of the TTnited
bpanisn veterans, entertained the of
ficers of the Oregon National Ouard
ana tne department officers of the
United Spanish War Veterans last
Tuesday night. An elaborate musical
programme formed the feature of the
evening. Refreshments were also
An enlarged picture of the first set
of officers of the camp, taken in 190S.
was presented to the organization by
Harvey Wells on behalf of the old, of
ficers. The acceptance was responded
to by Elmer Lundberg. commander.
Numbers on the programme included
musical selections by the Marie Wand r a
Columbian Ladies Orchestra;
Bible Stndy in Curriculum.
ROSEBURG, Or.. Nov. 4. (Special.)
In accordance with a plan recently
adopted by the State Department
Public Instruction und"r State Super-
ntendent J. A. Churchill, several local
ministers will begin classes for Bible
study in their churches, as part of the.
public school curriculum. A credit for
the course will be given at the close
of the semester, as in the case of any
other subject, and a regular examina
tion made out by the state authorities
will be submitted to each student of
the classes, probably in Mar.
No. 330. Regular $32 Quartered Oak Dressers, with 24x30
Freak Wagers Feature at
t'o-Ed Promise to Wear Woolea
Stockings if Judgment la at
FREAK wagers are the chief feature
of pre-election betting at Reed Col
lege. Two supporters of Wilson have
agreed to live on anr exclusive diet of
bread and milk for two weeks and
furnish the student body with the
amusing spectacle of a long-distance
peanut roll, if Hughes is elected. If
the Wilsonites pay the penalty of de
feat, they will have o roll a nonur
through the lower hall of the arts
building up the stairs and along the
hall of tne second floor to the colle-e
office and then down stairs and out
The entire distance throusrh th hm.
will be about J5u yards, exclusive of
the. stairs. The rollers will not .
allowed to use their hands in the pro
cess, but must propel the goohr
means of two toothpicks. If the Huche.
man loses his fate will be the same.
i lyae i-ieais ana rl. m. Weeks twn
of the college journalists, have staked
tne good appearance of their nhvai.
beveled French plate mirror; very handsome. . .S21.45
No. 344. Regular $32 Quartered Oak Dressers; full swell
front, 24x30 beveled French plate mirror S23.50
Regular $30 Chiffonier to match S1212.75
No. 286. Regular $35 Princess Dressers in golden oak, birds
eye maple or mahogany; full swell front and extra large
base; 20x36 beveled French plate mirror S25.75
No. 350. Regular $37.50 Quartered Oak Dressers; full swell
front; fancy 24x30 French plate mirror S26.00
No. 334. Regular $37 Circassian Walnut Dressers, with 24x
30 beveled French plate mirror, reduced to S26.50
No. 351. Regular $40 Circassian Walnut or Birdseye Maple
Dressers: large base, swell front; 21x30 oval beveled
French plate mirror S27.85
No. 228. Regular $42.50 Circassian Walnut Dressers; made
on straight lines; 24x30 beveled French plate mirror; on
sale at only S29.75
Heater for Winter Comfort
Take advantage of our Immense
heater from our large stock,
which Includes the best heaters
made. Lowest prices. Prompt
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All trimmings heavily nickelplated. A
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in and look them over.
Noj. 218 Mascot Heater SI 1.25
No. 220 Mascot Heater. ... . ..SI 2?..0
No. 222 Mascot Heater $15.75
Other Heaters from 2.25 upward.s.
S Blankets and Comforters 5
Attractive reductions this week on a number a
" of our latest and bet selections. Buy now.
b Keg. $3.50 Woolnap Blankets now only $2.75 Z
Reg. $5.00 Plaid Wool Blankets onlv $4.25
Reg. $8.25 White or Plaid Blankets for $6.95
Regr. $13 Wool Plaid Blankets now only $9.S5
Regr. $2.00 Silkoline Comforters onlv $1.55 5
Reg:. $4.75 Fancy Border Comforters. $3.50
Reg;. $6.00 Sateen Comforters at onlv $4.G5
" Reg:. $6 00 Wool-Fleece Silkoline Com- 2
b forters reduced to $4.75
S35.00 Axminster Rugs $26.75
Fine Bigelow Electra Axminster Rugs, 9x12 mzc. None are re
served; take your choice of the entire collection this ffjj TCJ
week at the special price of pO O
"We could not "offer these fine Rugs at the price save for the fact
that we anticipated the rise in the market. Our buyers bought
heavily of the standard rugs and carpets of many of America's
greatest mills, and as a result we offer Rugs at exceptional prices.
Brussels Carpets SI. 18
3500 yards of fine Brussels Carpets, ranging in price from $1.35 to
$1.60 per yard. Your choice of a large number of attractive pat
terns. The price includes sewing, lining and laying. Q- - Q
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Jennin & Sons
Washington at Fifth Street
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ognomies on the election. The Hughes
supporter has promised to let his beard
grow for two weeks If Wilson Is elected
and the "Wilson supporter will let his
grow for three weeks If Hughes is
elected. In this case the Hughes man
considers that he Is giving odds as the
Wilson backer Is well nigh beardless.
Kreak betting has even extended to
the co-eds. Two of the college girls
have sworn to bob their hair if their
candidate Is not successful. Two others
have promised to knit a pair of woolen
stockings and wear them as long as
they will Inst If their Judgment on
the presidential campaign is faulty.
Little rash betting has been recorded,
but one student claims tn have laid J'-i
against Z0 that Hughes will be
Miss Florence Read, registrar of the
college, who lived in Now York during
Hughes' Clovernorshlp. Is an ardent sup
porter of the Republican candidate and
admits that she has made a wager on
the election. She positively refuses to
divulge the nature of It. however.
divergent claims as to how Linn County
will vote on President and different
county offices, there seems to be a
unanimity of opinion as to what vote
the county will return on some of the
proposed initiative measures. This is
particularly the case on the proposed
single tax measure, on which the ad
verse majority, it is conceded, will be
I-inn County Against I-aiul Hill.
BANK ROBBERS GET $7000
Wires Into Oketnks, AllM-rla. Are
1'lrst Cut; atrlnmm Hon ml.
CAir.AnT, Alberta. Nov. 4. Two
masked highwaymen blew open the
safe of'the Merchants Bank of Canada,
at Oketoks, 30 miles south of Calgary,
at 2 o'clock this morning and escaped,
presumably in an automobile, with
The robbers, before going to the
bank, cut the telephone and telegraph
wires at each end of the town and the
party leaders a r making authorities here did not learn of the
The Business. Builder
Truthful Advertising-, backed by reliable goods and efficient store
service, is the greatest builder of business the world has yet pro
duced. Nearly all advertisers realize this and seek to have their advertis
ing truthful. Newspapers refuse to publish advertising intended
to victimize the unsophisticated. They value the confidence of
their readers and endeavor to merit it.
This is a part of the new era in business, brought about by the
efforts of Advertising Clubs throughout the world. The Better
Business Bureau of the Portland Ad Club will protect the public
against the fraudulent advertiser.
If you have been victimized by an advertiser, report the facts to
this Bureau. An impartial investigation will be made and a cor
rection secured. The services of the Bureau are entirely free to
Better Business Bureau
Portland Ad Club . 70S Selling BIdg.
crime until a motor car arrived here
from Oketoks with the news.
A member of the staff who slept In
the bank was gairgcd and bound. The
robbery was exactly the fame in meth
od as that committed at Caron. Snfk,
SAGE TEA KEEPS
YOUR JR DARK
When Mixed With Sulphur It
Brings Back Its Beautiful
Luster at Once.
Gray lair. however handsome, H
notrs advanrlntr acr. Wo all know th
advantages of a youthful nppraranre.
Your lialr Is your rharm. It make or
ma rs ll. fr. When it f hi.os, turns
pray and looks stronkd, Jut a fw
applications of Sh; Te;i and Sulphur
enhances ltd appearance u hundred
fold. ron"t fctay grny! Look yout.fr! KitliT
prepare th recipe at home or tzrt from
any drugstore a TiO-rent hottl of
"Wyeth'y Safre and Sulphur Compound.'
which is merely th old-time recipe Im
proved by tho addition of other JnRre
dients. Thousands of folks recommend
this ready-to-use preparation, because
it darkens the hair beautifully, beside
no one can possibly tell, as it darkens
80 naturally and evenly. You moisten h
Fponfre. or soft brush with it, drawit.fr
this through the hair, taking one isiuall
strand at a. time. Ry morninpr the frray
hair disappears: after another appli
cation or two. its natural color is re
stored and it becomes thick, glossy and
lustrous, and you appear years younprer.
Wyeth's Sare and Sulphur Compound
Is a. delightful toilet requisite, it is not
intended for the cure, mitigation or pre
vention of disease. Adv.
Cured His RUPTURE
I mas badly ruptured while lifting trunk
ievert rar axo. Drtora aid my only bop
of cure wait an operation. Trusses me no
good. Finally I pot hold of something that
quickly and completely rurd nte. Years
hav- ajis-d and the rupture haji nevr re
turnee, although J am loiuK hard work as
a crp-nier. Then was no operation, no
lost time, no trouule. I hav not hinc to
veil, hut mili Rive full information about
how you may find complete cure without
operation, if you write to nw. tJuRette M.
Pullen. Carpenter, UIC Marc' It us Avenue,
Mauasquan. N. J. Tttt-r cut out this notice
and show It to any others w ho are rup
tured you may sav a life or at Wast stop
the misery of rupture and Ui worry and
dangur W n opcnation
SAYS WE BECOME
CRANKS ON HOT
Hopes Every Man and Woman
Adopts This Splendid
Why is a man mid woman, half th
time. ft'olirifs norvoun. dospondenl,
worried; miih: d.i s headac hy, dull ani
tinstruiigr: om days really Incapaci
tateil by Illness?
If we nil wunhl prai tieo inside-hnth-inir.
what a raiii Inir i'Iihtica wouH
lake place. Instead of thousands of
hair-sick, anaemic-looking Fonl3 with
pasty, muddy complexions we fhouli
see crciwds of happy, healthy, rosv
cheeked people everywhere. The rea
son is that the human system does not
rid itself each day of all the w.Tst
which it accumulates under our pres
ent mode of living. For every ounce
of food and drink taken Into the sys
tem nearly an ounce of waste material
must he tarried out. else it ferments
and forms ptomaitie-ke poisons which
are ahsorbed into the blood.
Just as necessary as it is to clean
the ashes from the furnace each day.
before the fire will burn bright and
hot. so we must each morning: clear
the inside organs of the previous day's
accumulation of Indigestible waste and
body toxins. Men and women, whether
sick or well, are advised to drink each
morning, before breakfast, a plass of
real hot water with a teaspoonful of
limestone phosphato In it. as a harm
less means of washing- out of the
stomach, liver, kidneys and bowels tha
lndigrest Ible material, waste, sour bile
and toxins;' thus cleansing:, .sweeten
ing and purifylne the entire alimen
tary canal before putting more food
Into the stomach.
Millions of people who had their turn
at constipation, bilious attacks, acid
stomach, nervous days and sleepless
nights have become real cranks about
the morning inside-bath. A quarter
pound of limestone phosphate will not
cost much at the drugstore, but Is
sufficient to demonstrate to anyone.
Its cleansing, swectenlnpr and freshen
ing effect upon the system. Adv.
Tobacco Habit Cured
Not only to users of pipe and clfrars.
but the vicious cigarette habit is over
come by using- the "MTHITK" treat
ment. Price, corunlete. posts ce paid.
1.00. Uaue-D&vis Drug Co.. Third and
Yamhill. Portland. Or. (Wbtn writing
muuUuu this paper.)