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THE SUNDAY OREGOXTAX. POTlTLiAXD, NOVEMBER 191G.
RADIO IN NEEDED
FDR 46 NEW SHIPS
Marconi Company Calls on
Portland Y. C. M. A. Wire
less School for Operators.
DEMAND TO HELP SALARIES
Larpc Number of Craft to Be
JLaunclied on Pacific Coast Re
quire Experts Liocal Plant
Is Largest on Coast.
Forty-six vessels of various types
now under construction at Pacific
Coast shipyards may have difficulty in
leaving their ports promptly because
of the shortage of experienced" wireless
Information has been received by L.
G. Nichols, director of education of
the V. M. C. A., tnat shipping circles
are scouring the country in an effort
to get men to handle the radio plants
of these new ships. Unless the men
can be found the new boats will not be
allowed to take cargoes more than a
lew miles from shore and service thac
they are being built to perform will
be decidedly crippled.
Officials of the Marconi Company,
who were in conference with those of
the T. M. C A. school last week,
pointed out that 18 carriers are now
being constructed in the neighborhood
of Portland and 38 in the region of
Puget Sound, that all of these vessels
are to be equipped with wireless tele
graph plants and that under the Fed
eral law all will have to carry at least
two operators. It also was pointed
out that Federal officials probably
would not allow these ships to leave
port until the operators are obtained
or that only short trips would be per
mitted. Salary Advance Expected. .
The shortage that the Northwest Is
experiencing Is bringing about press
ure on the salaries paid to the opera
tors and big advances in the scale are
expected before the vessels are ready
to take the water. One reason for
this advance is the fact that the Gov
ernment is making the requirements
for licenses more rigid at every exami
nation, gradually forcing better prep
aration and training for the men and
a higher scale of pay from-the compa
nies. The Portland Y. M. C. A. wireless
school is considered one of the best in
the country. There is only one other
institution on the Pacific Coast that
compares with it in equipment and cur
riculum. Every man it has gradu
ated now has a good position either
with some of the wireless companies or
some of the carrying lines. Its stand
ards have been held so high that the
Marconi and other companies have ap
pealed to it to speed up the training
of its students, that the sudden demand
for operators on the new ships may be
met by Y. M. C. A. graduates.
Plant Is Powerful One.
With a seven and one-half-kilowatt
plant that can silence almost any other
station on the Coast, it is enabled to
train the operator to overcome the
stage fright that he usually experiences
in handling his first big Job after grad
uation. The Portland association has a big
ger plant than any battleship In the
United States Navy; it can talk from
Alaska to South America and to Hono
lulu. Frequently in the early morning
hours the Y. M. C. A. station has heard
messages from ship to ship as they
pass the Honolulu harbor or speed
their way along the traffic channels
of the Pacific. On nights when the
Oregon coast is storm-swept and ships
are fighting against gales that fre
quently rage off shore in the Winter,
the plant-picks up messages of distress
and hears replies of vessels that are
leaving port to succor those in danger.
The association's equipment far ex
cels that of the Massachusetts Institute
of Technology at Boston and surpasses
that of the station at Harvard. It has
an aerial 400 feet long, placed 185 feet
above the street, and can get mes
sages from the biggest stations op
erated. Its graduates not only are
trained wireless operators, but they
are electrical engineers, thoroughly ac
quainted with every technical phase of
the machine they operate. The course
In electricity is as thorough as that of
the code and operation of the plant.
SHIP OWNERS' SURVEY BEGUN
Captain Genereaux to Examine Crip
ASTORIA. Or.. Nov. 4. (Special.)
Captain E. C. Genereaux arrived this
morning to make a survey of the
schooner George E. Billings for the
owners. George E. Billings & Co. of
San Francisco. Captain McNaught has
already made a survey for the under
writers and their recommendations
have been sent to San Francisco to be
approved by the different interests. It
is understood, however, that the deck
load will be discharged so that the
Vessel s top sides can be caulked.
The schooner is now leaking at the
rate of approximately three and one-
half inches an hour, or about half as
fast as when she -was at sea.
Word was received yesterday that the
Columbia Contract Company's tug IT. J.
"Riddle, with a barge of coal in tow from
Goat Harbor, was anchored at Neah Hay
to escape the southerly blow.
t,1eut"nant-Co!onel F. TV. Cole, chief of
staff of the Western Department, head
quarters at Pan Francisco, arrived In the
city last night after having spent the day
at Fort Stevenp. Colonel Cole is here in
connection with fortification matters.
"Work of overhauling the Government
dredge Clatsop will probably be completed
next week. Kstimates are being nrenared
fot Winter work on the dredge Chinook
so she will be ready for Spring operations
at the entrance to the Columbia River.
Captain I.andstrom. of the steamer Cura
cao, has forwarded information to the Port
land branch of the Hy-drographic Office
that Tievak Xarrows buoy No. 2 was out of
position October 25 and had drifted across
the channel to Bushtop Island.
Temporarily the Three-Tree Island shoal
beacon has been discontinued so the dredge
Tualatin may complete channel work at the
mouth of the Willamette.
Captain John Blain. formerly with the
Oregon drydock here and who was with the
Pacific Coast Steamship Company until the
merger November 1 with the Admiral line.
nas Deen made vice-president of the In
ternational Stevedoring Company at Seat
tie. Captain James S. Gibson Is president
oi the company.
News From Northwest Ports.
COOS BAY. Or.. Nov. 4. (Special.) The
steam schooner Hardy Is due tomorrow from
San Francisco with freight.
The southwest storm of yesterday and
today produced very rough water at the
bar, which is practically Impassable. There
are no veseis In the bay and none are ex
pected before late Sunday.
ASTORIA. Or., Nov. 4. (Special.) The
' steam schooner A. M. Simpson arrived dur
ing the night from San Francisco and went
to Portland to load lumber.
After discharging fuel oil at Llnnton, the
tank steamer Frank H. Buck sailed this
morning for California.
The tack steamer Wm. F. Herria arrived
TURBINER IS READY FOR INITIAL
The turbiner Great Northern, recently withdrawn from the Flavel-San Francisco run for the Winter season.
will sail at 4 o'clock Tuesday from San
indications are Tor big business between the mainland and the islands this season, bookings having been made
for every one of the eight trips scheduled, the highest priced cabin accommodations being taken first.
The round trip of the Great Northern totals 477a miles, as follows: From
vessel's log shows 360 miles; San 3-iro
Francisco direct. 2091 miles.
The executive roster of the Great
Wall; second officer, G. J. Lehnhardt;
Porta; fourth officer, W. G. Purday;
this morning from California with a cargo
of fuel oil.
The eteam schooner Santa Monica cleared
today for .San Pedro with a cargo of lum
ber from 'Westport. She went to the lower
harbor and may cross out tonight.
The steam schooner Davenport arrived
today from San Francisco with a cargo of
asp hal turn for Portland.
The o:l barge Monterey, in tow of the
tug Navigator, arrived from Portland this
evening, but will not go to sea before morn
ing'. The Puget Sound tue Tatoosh. with the
lumber-laden barge Waehougal in tow,, put
into port this evening on account of the
heavy weather outside. The tug and her
tow were en route from Puget Sound to
San Frannlsco. This afternoon the barge
was struck by a sea that smashed in her
cab! it and damaged her upper works.
i he steam schooner J. B. Stetson fin
ished loading lumber at West port this af
ternoon and will sail for California early
MA KINK INTELLIGENCE,
DUE TO ARRIVE.
. Nov. tt
Northern Pacific. ..San Francisco.
breakwater San trancisco.
Rose City JLos Angeles. . .
F. A. Kilburn San Francisco Nov.
Beaver. Los Angeles. .... .Nov.
DUB TO DEPART.
Name. For Date.
Yale 6.F. for L..A.-S.D. Nov.
Breakwater. ... San Francisco... Nov.
Northern Pacific. . .San Fritnclsco. . . .Nov
Harvard S.b . for L..A.-S.D.. Nov.
iv mm am ban Diego jsov,
Jr. A. Ki. burn. ..... San Francisco.
Rum City Lub Angeles...
, . Nov.
. . Nov.
w a;. am . bun Diego. . . . .
tViUuiuutte. . . . . . . .San Oieeo
Hvaver. Lus Angiea...
Movements of Vessels.
PORTLAND. Nov. 4. Arrived Steamer
A. M. Simpson and W. F. Herrln. from San
Kranclsco. Sailed Steamers Heaver and J.
B. Stetson, for San Francisco and San l'edro;
O. M. Ciark. for Balboa: Santa Monica and
schooner Monterey, in tow of tug Navigator,
for Sau Francisco.
Astoria. Nov. 4. Arrived at 6:30 and left
up at b:40 A. M.. steamer W. F. Herrin,
from San Francisco. Arrived at Sillo and
left ud at 10 A. Al.. steamer LiaveuDort. from
San Francisco. Nov. 4. Sailed at mid
night, steamer Wapama. from Columbia
River for San Diego via way ports. Arrived
at H A, M., steamer Northland, from Colum
bia ttiver. Arrived at y and sailed at 11
M.. steamer Coaster, from Columbia
River for San Pedro. Arrived at 9 A. M..
steamer Asuncion, from Portland. Sailed at
11 A. M.. steamer Northern Pacific, for
Flavel; aL noon, steamer Breakwater, for
Portland; at 1 P. M steamer Johan Poul
sen. for Columbia Kiver. November 'A
Sailed Steamer Tiverton. from Columbia;
River for San Pedro. Arrived at lo P. Al..
steamer Wapama, from Columbia River.
Seattle. Nov. 4. Arrived at 8:3 A. M..
steamer Despatch, from Astoria; tug" Henry
J. Biddle and Columbia Contract Barge are
anchored in Neah Bay.
San Pedro. Nov. 4. Arrived Steamer
Daisy Putnam, from Columbia River. Sailed
steamer liose city. lor Po41and via San
Port Pirie. Nov. 3. Sailed British schoon
er David Kvans, for Columbia KTver.
Eureka. Nov. d. Sailed at o P. M.. steam
er F. A. Kilburn. from Portland and Coos
Bay, for ban Francisco.
'latoosh. .ov. o. Passed In at 4 P. M..
steamer Despatch, from Astoria for Seattle.
-Astoria, Nov. j. Arrived at and left up
8 A. M.. steamer A. M. Simpson, from
San Pedro. Sailed at 9 P. M.. steamer F. II,
Buck, for San Franc. sco.
Seattle. Nov. 4. Arrived Steamers Dra
matist tBritlsh), from Liverpool; Queen,
irom ;.an uiego; aiki, irom outneasiern
Alaska; Dispatch, from Astoria.
San Francisco, Nov. 4. Arrived Steam
ers Costa Kica. from Manzanlllo; North
land. Coaster and Asuncion, from Astoria;
Themis I Norwegian , from Muroran. Sailed
Steamers John Poulsen, for Astoria; San
Juan, for Balboa; Siberia Maru Japanese).
for Hongkong: Nissei Maru (Japanese, for
Yohohama; W. S. Porter, for Everett;
Northern Pacific and Breakwater, for As
toria: Nome City, for Seattle; Governor,
Newcastle, N. S. W.. Nov. 2. Arrived
Steamer Coolgardic. from San Francisco.
Auckland. N. Z., Oct. 31. Sailed
Steamer Makura, for Vancouver, B. C
Marconi Wireless Reports.
A11 positions reported at 8 P. M.. Nov. 4,
unless omfiriviH ueBiBuuiea.f
Acme. San Francisco for China. 4765
miles from san t ranclsco, November 3.
Astral. San Francisco for Calcutta. 4144
miles from San r ranclsco, November 3.
Standard Arrow. China for San Francisco,
3v0M miles from San Francisco, November 3.
Transport Sherman. Manila for San Fran.
Cisco, aoj miles from San Francisco, No
Ecuador, Vokahama for San Francisco,
230 miles from San Francisco, November 3.
l ucatan. San Francisco for Orient, 463
miles w-st or Honolulu. Xovemher :i
Venezuela. San Francisco for Orient. 1S37
miles irom ran r- rancisco. due at Honolulu,
4 P. M.. Saturday.
Wlltielmina. Honolulu for San Francisco,
12H3 miles from San Francisco, November 3.
Malsonla. San Francisco for Honolulu.
ut nines irom san Francisco. November 3.
Hilonian. San Francisco for Honolulu, 797
mnes irom t-an Francisco, November 3.
Kilburn. Kureka for San Francisco, 8
miit-s east t-oim tteyes.
Breakwater, San Francisco for Eureka,
.,. nines iint l 1 1 ui .Mu r rancisco.
covernor, San Francisco for Seattle, 17
mnes norm or 'oini Arena.
Grace Dollar. Tacoma for Pan Francisco.
150 miles north of San Francisco.
speedwell, San Francisco lor Bandon, 13
mnes norm oi ban r ranclsco.
San Juan, San Francisco for Balboa, 57
rimes souin or oint inonlta.
Richmond, San Francisco for Honolulu,
't, , nines iiuiii r rancisco.
Scofleld. Balboa for San Francisco, 630
nines suuia or pan r rancisco.
san Jose, Balboa for San Francisco. 1080
mnes souin ox nan r rancisco.
El Segundo. towing barge 7. El Segundo
for San Francisco, 316 miles south of San
Rose City. San Pedro for Ran Francisco,
35 mtlee west of Point Firmln.
Wapama. San Francisco for San Pedro.
o mnes west or r-omt Arsrueuo.
Drake, towing barge. 93. Seattle for Rich-
mono. iw miles north of Richmond.
Willamette, towing barge 41. St. Helena
ror san uiego. oir uape uisnco.
Barge 91. In tow tug Defiance. Richmond
lor Aoeraeen. jo miles from Aberdeen.
President. Seattle for San Francisco, 360
miles north or san Francisco.
Adeline Smith, San Francisco for Coos
Bay, zol mnes norm oi san Francisco.
Northern Pacific. San Francisco for Fla
vel. nine miles south of Blunt'a Reef.
Vessels Entered Yesterday.
Gasoline schooner Tillamook. . genera
cargo, from Coos Bay.
VOYAGE OF 1916-17 SEASON BETWEEN MAINLAND AND SUNNY
Cdspi. .si Tim asi,
S..S. 6reai 7Vorih e'n .
Francisco on the first leg of the ship's
to Hilo 2132 miles; Hilo to Honolulu.
Northern is as follows: Master, Captain A. Ahman; chief officer. Charles
purser. John S. Ford; chief engineer,
fifth officer, H. Anderson.
NO. 50 TO GO TO SEA
Old Light Vessel Will Be Used
. Along Mexican Coast.
LATE OWNER MAKES $5000
Vessel Used as Marine Sentinel Off
Mouth of Columbia for Several
Vears Made History, but
Went to Boneyard.
Lig-htvessel No. 50, a composite ehlp
that had only sails ds power, built at
San Francisco in 1891 to be used as
a marine sentinel off the entrance to
the Columbia' River, where she took
station in May, 1892, and served until
less than six years ago, is now to so
in to active trade through having: been
sold yesterday to interests that will
operate her along: the Mexican Coast.
No. 50 figured in press dispatches
several times while guarding the mouth
of the mighty river so approaching
mariners might glimpse her rays from
brilliant lights aloft and thereby know
that the entrance was just inside. Many
were the ships steered straight through
her presence, but with the advance in
construction and propulsion she gave
way lo the ships now manned by the
Bureau of Lighthouses, which have
engines, and may steam in bad weather
to break the force, or. if dragged from
their station, may head Inside.
Less than a year ago .1. Leve, a South
Portland second-hand dealer, special
izing on scrap metal anl rubber, was
among those who bid for the purchase
of No. 50 when she was found no longer
fit in the service. Mr. Leve was made
the owner of the ship for the sum of
$1667.99. From the Tongue Point buoy
station, where she had been moored
since leaving the sea, the ship was
towed here and soon after all metal
and auxiliary machinery was removed.
Her sale yesterday netted Mr. Leve
$2600. and with profit on material taken
out. more than $5000 is entered in the
Be that as it may. No. 50 will prove
a staunch ship, in the opinion of mari
ners. Her construction by the Union
Iron Works was at a time when the
first cruiser Charleston was on the
stocks. Some of the material bought
for the Charleston found its way into
No. 50. her frames being of steel. Over
the frames the planking. was fastened
nrl that covered with copper.
From May, 1892. until November 28.
1899, No. 50 was on the "Job" outside,
but the latter date her ordinarily se
cure position was menaced hy a 74-mile
gale, which proved of such combative
power that the lightveswel was snatched
from her moorings. Tier master, for
tunately, made sail and stood seaward,
getting offshore about 23 miles. Dur
ing a rift in the blow she made her
way back and the morning of Novem
ber 29 was In the vicinity of the en
trance. As fast as the tender Man
zanita and tug Wallula got hawsers
aboard, the strain snapped them, and
though the tug Escort came to their
assistance, the luck was about the
same, the vessel finally piling on the
beach at McKenzie Head.
By an ingenious method of construc
tion a marine railway. J. A. Roberts,
who last week floated the schooner
Oakland from the beach near Nehalem,
managed to work No. 50 overland to
Baker's Bay, inside the mouth of the
river, where she was launched April
23, 1901. The land voyage covered 700
yards. Repairs were made at Port
land and the ship sent back, but on
October 6, 1905. No. 50 again went
a-roaming and brought up on Peacock
Spit, on the north side, remaining two
weeks, .and. while floated. It was not
until October 6. 1906. that she was out
side once more.
Contract Let for Remodrllntr-
In May, 1907, the official log shows,
her last runaway took place and news
of her being loose reached shore In
time for tugs to help her inside.
Joseph Supple, who represented Fran-
cisca Dei Valle, a Mexican vessel owner
in the transaction, which was handled
through C. V. Ericsson & Co.. is to re
build No. 50 above the deckline. She
will have 24 staterooms aft and provl
slon will be made for general passenger
accommodations, while it is estimated
her cargo capacity will be 600 tons. Mr.
Valley was here for a few days and left
last night for San Francisco to arrange
for the engines. The vessel will have
twin screws driven by engines of about
150-horsepower each. Now masts are
to be stepped, cargo booms and inches
provided and It is fully ' expected that
in 60 days the vessel will be ready. Mr.
Supple ordered her towed from the Ful
ton moorings to his East Side dock last
night and work will start tomorrow in
tearing out bulkheads below deck and
getting ready for the new parts.
Xotice to Mariners.
The following ' affects aids to navigation
in the Seventeenth lighthouse District:
Coast Baltimore Rock Bell Buoy No. 2,
ninth cruise to Hilo and liono'ulu.
San Francisco to San Pedro the
192 miles, and Honolulu to San
W. K. Russell; third officer, Charles
reported as missing November 2, to bo re
placed as soon as practicable.
Coos Bay Outer Buoy. PS, reported as
missing. November 2. To be replaced as
soon as practicable.
Columbia River Approach South Chan
nel Bell Buoy. "SC." reported as missing
November 'z. To be replaced as soon as
ROBERT WAR RACK.
GALE COXTIXCES OX COAST
Southerly Blow Forecast for To
day on North Pacific Shore.
Southeast weather at the mouth of
the river yesterday showed little ir
provement over that of Friday. North
Head reporting a maximum wind of 60
miles and at 5 o'clock in the afternoon
it had dropped to 24 miles from the
southwest. The maximum at Seattle
was JS miles, and at Tacoma 26 miles,
Storm warnings were ordered contin
ued. The North Pacific Coast forecast of
the Weather Bureau for today is a
fresh southwesterly pale with occa
Inspector Warra.-k. of the Seven
teenth Lighthouse District, received in
formation yesterday that the Balti
more Rock bell buoy, which went adrift
from off Coos Bay. was on the beach
south of the entrance, and the outer
tar buoy at Coos Bay, also a runaway,
naa drifted onto the beach a mile north
or the entrance. No trace has been
found of the south channel bell buoy
ai me moutn or the Columbia River,
which went adrift. Trustee Spit buov
No. 6. at Grays Harbor, drifted Into
LUMBER VESSELS GET AWAY
Clark and Ituby to Ielivcr Oregon
Material in Canal Zone.
With a full cargo for Balboa, the
steamer O. M. Clark, which shifted to
the Portland mill for the last of her
load, will get to sea today or tomorrow.
The steamer A. M. Simpson reiclml
the Portland plant yesterday to take
on a full load for San Francisco and
the auxiliary schooner Ruby is making
headway tnere with her Balboa cargo.
The steamer J. B. Stetson got awav
last night from Westport for San
Pedro and the steamer Santa Monica
left there for the Golden Gate, both
lumber laden. The steamer Klamath
is to get her cargo for San Diego
aboard so as to depart from St. Helens
Tides at Astoria Sunday.
High. . Loir.
fi:2 A, M 8.S feetl3:nT A. M....1.0 foot
:47 P. M T.l feet I 4:03 P. M 1.4 feet
Columbia River Bar Report.
NORTH HEAD. Nov. 4. Condition of the
bar at .' P. M. : Pea. rough; wind, southwest.
miles; weatner, raining.
ROOTERS FAVOR HUGHES
STRAW VOTE OX WASHIfiTO.N
FOOTBALL SPKCIAL 123-1041.
Only One Car of Four Clvea Wllaon
Majority Party la Kn Route
to Eugene for Game.
EUGENE. Or., Nov. 4. (Special.)
Hughes was the favorite on the Uni
versity of Washington special that ar
rived with several hundred rooters here
at noon today. In a straw vote taken
In four of the coaches. Hughes received
125 votes to Wilson's 106.
Only one of tho four cars went for
Wilson. The vote by cars was: Hughes
22. Wilson 22; Hughes 41. Wilson 23;
Hughes 25, Wilson 31, and Hughes 37,
In the car that gave the largest ma
jority for Hughes the majority of the
Dassencers were women.
"Wee" Coyle. former University of
Washington star quarterback, and sev
eral times All-Northwest quarter,
championed th"e Republican cause. He
delivered a stirring speech, and re
ceived frequent and vociferous ap
plause. He is now connected with a
law firm in the Smith building in
The vote - would have been taken
through the entire train, but those who
had the straw vote-in charge ran short
GRANTS PASS WILL BE GAY
Celebration Xext Saturday to Mark
Operation of Beet Sugar Factor y.
GRANTS PASS. Or., Nov. 4. (Spe
cifl. ) Saturday. Novenrber 11, will be
sugar day In Grants Pass. A celebra
tion will be held in recognition of the
successful operation of the new beet
Conrmittees have been named from
the City Council. County Court and
Commercial Club to arrange details.
Excursion trains will be run and beet
growers from all parts of Southern
Oregon will be brought here at the
expense of the citizens of Grants Pass.
They will be entertained and the fac
tory will be open to public inspection.
Governor Withycombe and other jtate
officials are expected to be preaenir.
COMPANY IS FORMED
Columbia River and Portland
Mills to Do Stevedoring.
STRIKE IS CAUSE OF MOVE
All Stockholders Arc Named as In
corporators and Purpose of Or
ganization Id to Handle All
Classes of Ship Curgo.
Formation of the Columbia River
Stevedoring Company was perfected
yesterday, the avowed purpose of which
is to handle all classes of cargo under
open-ahop conlitlons. The company Is
to be capitalized in the sum of $15,
000, and in a short time details as to
the management and working force
will be determined.
An unusual procedure has been fol
lowed In the matter of Incorporating.
every stockholder being included as an
incorporator, and they are: Wilson W.
Clark, of the Clark & Wilson Lumber
Company, Llnnton; R. S. Shaw. Ham
mond Lumber Company, Astoria: F. A.
Douty. Multnomah Lumber & Box
Company. Portland, and the American
Export Lumber Company, Rainier; P.
J. Brix. Knappton Mills & Lumber
Company. Knappton: 11. B. Van Duzer,
Inman-Poulsen Lumber Company, Port
land: L. J. Wentworth, Portland Lum
ber Company. Portland: C. H. Watzek,
Crossett- Western Lumber Company,
Wauna. Or.; L. B. Menefee. Burlington
Lumber Company, Burlington, and
Patterson Lumber Company. Rainier;
11' Ti tI..H ,',.!.. 1 .. TI..A r,A J-'Am-
pany. Rainier; A sm us Brix, Clatsop
Mill Company. Astoria: C. H. Calen
der. Astoria Box Company. Astoria: C.
E. Putnam. Kalama Lumber & Shingle
Company.' Kalama: E. C. Genereaux.
Oregon Stevedoring Company, Port
land: N. E. Ayer, St. Johns Lumber
Company. Portland; H H. Jones, Jones
Lumber Company. Portland; H. F. Mc
Cormlck, St. Helens Lumber Company
and Columbia County Lumber Company,
St. Helens; H. Kirk. Beaver Lumber
Company, Prescott: Joseph J. Donovan.
DuBois Lumber Company. Vancouver:
D. Kingsley, West Oregon Lumber
Company. Linnton; J. W. Thompson.
Westport Lumber Company, Westport;
F. A. Young, Peninsula Lumber Com
pany, Portland; M. D. Jameson. East
Side Mill & Lumber Company, Port
land: J. S. O'Gorman, Nisqually Lum
ber Company, Oak Point: Guy M. Stan-
difer, Standifer-Clarkson Lumber Com
Tho departure In a co-operative In
dependent stevedoring organization is
an outgrowth of the recent Coast-wide
strike of longshoremen and lumber
handlers, the firsf step having been
inaugurated at San Francisco in the
formation of an open-shop stevedoring
establishment, then Grays Harbor and
Puget Sound Joined.
For weeks the Columbia River mill
men have had the matter under con
sideration, and the fact a big per
centage of the plants between Port
land and the sea have subscribed In
dicates the ends sought to band to
gether as many corporations as pos
sible having to do with loading of lum
The open-shop system is said by
those interested to mean that union
workers will be employed, as well as
those not having affiliations with la
bor organizations, there being no dis
crimination along that line, but the
incorporators say they will insist on
picking men required for handling car
goes on all vessels in which they are
POLK CLOSES CAMPAIGN
RKPLHLICAXS IN fOtXTV
CURTAIN OK VICTOR V.
Folltlrnl Arguments Carried on By Both
I'ress and Individuals Are- De
clared Free of Personalities.
DALJVS. Or., . ..
With the rally here
State Senator R. R.
Butler, of The
Dalles, spoke, the Polk County Cen
tral Committee concluded a strenuous
campaign. PolK Is safe, the Republican
leaders say, and Polk now is waiting to
see what the other counties of t"ie
state and Nation will do.
The campaign has been remarkable
In this country. The National issuer
and arguments have caused switches
In both parties. "Black"" Republicans
and "straiu-hf" Democrats will tcralch
their ballots thU year, but the changes
will not affect the general result.
A remarkable feat-.ire of the cam
paign has been the lack of mud-sllng-Ing
by the newspapers. There has been
no vilification. Yet the campaign ar
gument have been strong and some
times vrj personal. The failure of the
Independence bridge and the unbuilt
intercounty 'ridge at Salem have mn.ie
rstmnaimi issues that enfily could hAve
b come personal unci "'dirty'" had the
candidal ;s and pic: t wished lo maKo
them so . Both thfse issues have been
promln.-.it in the County Commissioner
Charger? and counter charges between
Walter L Tooze, Jr, and E. K. Plasecki.
candidates for District Attorney, have
been made and b nh men have made a
strenuous campaign. Each "has as
serted that the other has become per
sonal, but signed statement issued by
ach do not contain vilification.
MR. M00RES LAUDS HUGHES
Molulla Keptiblicans Hear "Wilson
SrOIM.IA. Or.. Nov. 4. (Special.)
Charles B. Moores. ex-chairman of the
Renublican state central committee
talked last night to a good-sized audi
ence here upon - the policies of the
Democratic party and the Admlnistra
tion of Woodrow Wilson. The meeting
was held under the auspices of the
Huchea Alliance, and John K. Cole pre
sided. The band hall was decorated
with the National colors and with pic
turea of Hughes and Fairbanks.
Mr. .Moores spoke of the many
broken Dledges of the Democratic piat-
form. and showed them up from the
single-term plank to the Canal tolls
ri 1 n k .
The record of Mr. Hughes was dis
cussed by Mr. Moores. He praised Mr.
Hughes' efforts for better laws while
Governor of New York, and declared
that Hughes had been the choice of
the masses of the people from every
section of the country.
BOY ROBBER IS SENTENCED
August rerry, or Oregon City, Is
Taken to Penitentiary.
OREGON CITY, Or.. Nov. 4. (Spe
cial.) August Ferry, confessed boy
robber, was taken to the State Peni
tentiary today by Deputy Sheriff Frost.
following a violation of a parole. 11
will nerve a sentence of from two to
Perry was arrested early last Sum
mer by Sheriff Wilson and Deputy
Frost along with Edgar Conboy and
Ray Pietxold. following a series of
robberies through the northern part cf
the county. They were sentenced and
paroled. This week Perry was impli
cated in a Portland robbery, was caught
by the authorities in thsK city and
turned over to Clackamas County.
The pleas of his mother were of no
Woodburn Burglars Arc Captured.
WOODBURN. Or.. Nov. 4. (Special.)
The burglars, wno entered the Austins
stores and Landon Hardware Company
early this morning and carried off
plunder, were cought in Portland today
and brought back here by Marshall
Todd tonight. They are young men and
have confessed to other robberies along
Minncsotans Meet Friday.
The Minnesota Society will meet Fri
day night at the Oregon building. Cards
will follow the business meeting and
programme. All former residents of
Minnesota are invited.
DAILY METEOROLOGICAL, REPORT.
PORTLAND. Nov. 4. Maximum tempera
ture. 3o degrees; minimum, 4tt decrees.
River reading at S A. M.. 2.2 feet; change
In last 21 hours. O.ti toot rise. Total rainfall
!" 1'. M. to 5 1. M. o IS inch: total rainfall
since sopl-mtvr 1. 1.lrt. :t ;u inches: normal
rainfall since September 1. Inches; de-
flcleiify vf ralnfHll since September 1. lflltf,
2.TU inches. Total sunshine November 4.
none; possible sunshine, y hours. .T min
utes. Barometer I reduced to sea-level at
5 P. M.. at.Tl Inches. Relative humidity at
noon. ! per cent.
Hoise . .
."" O.l'l' . .jS jCIoudy
tVrt '.to, . ..SE JCIoudy
5U.U.OO . . .Sfc; ,1't. coudy
( 'a I is hi v
, o.imi . ,;sv i lear
;N W Clear
i 7'JO.OO:.. NW.Pt. cloudy
.j 6 u.oi. .jli ;Clesr
, .mi . . N CIer
H elena. ......
Kansas city .
l.os Angeles .
New Orleans .
Nev York ...
o ii. o . . .n h. i loudy
To o.lin . . S ,1'lear
lib i. oi) 14 jCIoudy
70.4 12 N Clear
I 7U ii.iHi;. .,SE k lear
j r,s n. on . . E Cloudy
6' O.L'.x lo.NW.Rain
;,! II IHl N. W . " i u
.. H o.ik,'. ..SB Jciear
....) ' il.im ii'lear
.... S4 .!!. . SW Cloudy
j .o ii.ii ?.v nam
Portland . . . .
Koscburjr . . . , .
Salt Lake .
i-n-o.-s iu,i rt. cloudy
To. Il.im . ,,K '.Clear
HO.Oii... N CU-ar
t4 o.imi . . SE Ht. cloudy
io.l.7! -'0 iiW (Cloudy
4"- 0.7i .. SW Cloudy
AM.l4,. .jy iKsln
(mi O.iki Hi E Clear
o.imi, . . E . lear
till O.S 10SV ,'naln
n.:,iii4 s Pt. cloudy
;.J 0.4h SW Cloud
4. 10 K Cloudy
alla walla l 3-0.44 ..S ltain
Washington .....J O'o.oui . . SE .Cieai
Winnipeg ........ 46 ii.iiii io'e !pt. c
I.ow pressure with generally unsettled
wiather conditions obtains over the western
half of the country and there Is a slight
depression over the western portions of New
York and Pennsylvania. The pressure Is in
creasing ovei most of the extreme North
wen and Canadian Southwest, r.ut southwest
storm warnings have been continued at all
seaports In this district. Maximum wind
Velocities of OO mltca southeast at North
He4id. 1 miles south at Seattle. 'JS miles
southwest at Hak-r and ;M miiea southwest
at Ts.'oma w-re report. -d tills evening. Pre
clpltat'on has occurred in California. Ore
gon. Washington. Southern British Colum
bia. New York. Pennsylvania and Florida.
The weather Is cooler on most of the Pa
cific Slope, in Northern Colorado, Nebraska.
Kansas and northeastward to Canada; It is
correspondingly- warmer In Montana. the
western portion of the Pakotas. Sakatehe
wan. Southern California and from New
Mexico and Texas northeastward to the
lakes region and Middle Atlantic Coast.
The cii'idii Ions are favorable for occasional
rain Sunday In this district with lower tem
peratures in Western Onion and Idaho.
Winds will he southwesterly, reaching sale
force near the toast.
Portland and vicinity Occasional rain,
moderate southwesterly winds.
Oregon occasional rain, cooler east por
tion, moderate southwesterly wind, reaching
gale force near the coast.
Washington Occasional rain, moderate
southwesterly winds, reaching gale force
near the coast.
Idatio occasional rain: cooler.
North Pnclile Coast Fresh southwesterly
gate; occuciutial rain.
T. FRANT1S rRAKE.
If oor Eyesight
r-! - -If . :
With Thompson's Ophthalmoacope
fj The close connection between the eyes and health is
too often given but slight consideration. The relation
' ship is, however, a very intimate one.
J Very frequently the eyes give little warning of the
drain they are making upon the total nerve force, but
the fact has become so well recognized that today
the up-to-date stomach or nerve specialist will not
treat stomach trouble or nervous diseases until a care
ful examination is made of a patient's eyesight and
the correct glasses ordered worn.
J Many of the leading
send us their patients
the eyes is required.
J Eyeglass progress is a watchword here. We em
ploy every scientific and practical advance known to
Thompson Optical Institute
209-10-11 Corbett Bldg., Fifth and Morrison..
We design and manufacture the Genuine Kryptok Lenses
in our own factory on premises.
EMBARGO IS PUT ON
San Francisco and Portland
Line Bars Perishables.
FREIGHT BADLY CONGESTED
Steamer Heaver Utilizes lnrt of ilio
Steerage for Cargo and Many
Persons rnable lo Take l'as
snsc for Southland. .
Until the freight congestion now
faced is lifted tho San Fram:if-co &
Portland iteanishir Comoany will not
accept consignment; oC potatoes, ap
ples, onions and some oth-r perish
ables for delivery in California. O. L
Clair, general manager of the fleet, an
nounced the shutting out of those com
modities yestersiay. and says that it
cannot be estimated now when there
will be an opening for that movement
to be resumed.
The liner Heaver. Captain Mason.
sailing yesterday afternoon for tho
southland, was taxed with cargo, and
offerings are so heavy that part of th
steerage space was utilized for certain
classes of shipments, they being stored
so only the main steerage compartment
was available for passengers, thero
being about 3 to bo, which resulted
in some of those who applied for tick
ets at the dock being unable to get
aboard. In the cabin were 130 travel
ers. Northern Pacific F.mhargo Oa.
The Great Northern Pacific line, now
having the steamer Northern Pacific
running between Flavel and San Fran
cisco, has had an embargo on for 10
days, and at this time there is littlo
prospect of it being raised. That com
pany was more advantageously sit
uated when the liner tJreat Northern
was on the run, out as she was or
dered off for an overhauling in advance
of leaving Tuesday for the Hawaiian
Islands, only one vessel is in service.
The San Francisco & Portland line,
which has operated three steamers on
a five-day schedule for years, found
Itself hampered in June, when the Bear
went ashore, and since has maintained
a weekly schedule. So long as there is
any hope for floating the Hear no steps
are expected to be taken looking to the
construction of another vessel, hut
there are hopes that tonnage can bo
chartered to help out.
Company Would Charter.
Mr. Blair said yesterday that tho
company is in the field for a suitable,
vessel, but tho existing demand for
tonnage is such that it is not an easy
matter to get a carrier except at pro
The charter of the steamer Wlndhcr
Friday by the tllobe Orain & Milling
Company to take care of some of its
business from Portland to California
shows the straits in which cereal firms
are placed, and it is not improbable
other shippers will endeavor to obtain
a vessel to transport commodities now
halted through the i .:-.i:est ion.
Tho car shortage offers another
problem, and with both lines of trans
portation blocked, the situation is seri
ous. There Is a live demand in Cali
fornia for Oregon products, and to
some extent consignments have been
made from Puget Sound, but now the
space demands there are equally a.
heavy as at Portland.
Woman, 00, Is Itepiihiican.
TIGAHP. Or.. Nov. i. (Special.!
Mrs. Sophia Tisard. over SO. and a na
tive of Iterlin, is a good American, and
a F.epuhiiean. Coming from Germany
at the age of 1-. she became natural
ised, and says she has voted for several
Republican Presidents in her time.
She has forgotten her exact ace. but
her niece puts it in the nineties. She
still retaints her faculties, although she
has become feebler in body in the last
four years. She has lived on the Coast
for the last SO years, and says that
there is no place like Oregon.
We Can Aseertaln Inatantly tbe
of lour Kyes.
physicians of Portland now
when a scientific diagnosis of