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TITE SUNDAY OREGOXIAX, PORTLAND, FEBRUARY 11, 1917.
GREAT PAPER MILL
First Unit "at Ocean Fails, B. C,
to Operate April 15 and
Second January, 1918.
PLANT IS ON GOOD HARBOR
BIG PAPER PLANT WHICH IS NOW NEARING COMPLETION AT OCEAN FALLS, BRITISH COLUMBIA,
AS SUBSIDIARY OF CROWN-WILLAMETTE PAPER COMPANY OF
Facific Mills Company, Controlled
by Crown-Willamette Paper Co.,
of Portland, Is Concern in
Charge of Big Pvlant.
The large new paper plant of the
Pacific Mills Company, Limited, now
rearing completion at Ocean Falls,
British Columbia, probably will be
ready for operation about April 15, ac
cording to A. J. Lewthwaite, resident
manager of the Crown-Willamette f a
per Company at Portland, who returned
& few days ago from a visit at the
Ocean Falls plant.
The Pacific Mills Company Is owned
and controlled by the Crown-Willamette
Paper Company, of Portland,
which is backed by Portland and San
The steel und concrete buildings
about to be completed at Ocean Fails
furnish a total floor space of approxi
mately 350,000 square feet, with ma
chinery and equipment capable of pro
ducing 100 tons of. paper daily.
Second Unit to Rise.
In the immediate future a second
and larger unit Is to be erected direct
ly across Link River from the new
buildings. The second unit, which is
to be about 10 per cent larger than the
first, will have a capacity of approxi
mately 125 tons of paper a day, giving
the complete plant a capacity of 225
tons daily, or 67,500 tons for the 300
working days of the calendar year.
When completed the British Colum
bia mill will not only be larger than
any of the other plants of the Crown
Willamette Paper Company at Oregon
City and Lebanon, Or., Camas, Wash,
and Floriston, Cal., but will be - one
of the largest paper mills in the world.
It is estimated that between 600 and
700 men will be employed in the two
units at Ocean Falls.
Most of the paper made at the Ocean
Falls plant will be what is classed as
news print and "craft" paper, with
sulphate and sulphide as the "chemi
cals." The products will be Bhipped to
Australia, to various points along the
Pacific Coast and to a number of scat
tered foreign countries, including the
prominent Oriental ports.
Within a distance of 50 or 60 miles
of the new townsite of Ocean Falls
the Crown-Willamette Paper Company
owns between 4.000,000,000 and 6.000,
000.000 feet of fine timber, mostly
spruce and hemlock, which is of splen
did quality for the manufacture of
Channel Is Deep.
Ocean Falls is located about 380
miles north of Vancouver, B. C, and
about 30 miles inland at the head of
Cousins Inlet, an arm of the Pacific
Ocean. The channel is already 30
feet and will be even deeper and wider
as soon as dredging operations are
completed. Three or four lines of
steamers serve the port, water being
me oniy means oi entrance and exit.
, Electricity supplied by the hydro
electric power plant of 6000 horsepower
potential capacity will be used to operate-the
mill as well as supply light,
heat and energy to the town which has
feprung up as a result of the new in
dustry. The main building, of steel and
concrete, covers a ground area of 800
oy so reet.
The mill site Is not far heinn, i.i.v
Lake and directly below the rapids of
-r aus. me construction work
nas Deen carried forward by the com
pany engineers. A. B. Martin l th
resident manager at Ocean Falls. The
company officials hope to have the
complete plant of two units in opera
ndi! ujr January i, isis.
GEORGE W.GALBREATH DIES
Oregon Pionec. of 1852 Succumbs
After Long Illness.
George W. Galbreath. Oregon pioneer
or 1852, died at his home near Tualatin,
Washington County, January 31, after
a long illness.
Mr. Galbreath -was one of the best
known farmers in Washington County,
having been a resident of that locality
all but 12 years since coming from his
home in Van Buren County, Iowa, at
the age of two years.
At the age of 20 years Mr. Galbreath
left for Idaho, where he was engaged
In mining for 12 years. Upon his mar
riage, in 1877, he returned to Tualatin
and located on a farm west of that
He took an active part in civic af
fairs. ' He Is survived by a widow and seven
daughters. They are: Mrs. Ben Car
penter, Miss Nettie Galbreath.' Mrs.
Lottie Foster, Mrs. W. S. Campbell,
Miss Martha Galbreath, Mrs. Olive Nel
son and Miss Edna Galbreath.
Three brothers and two sisters also
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1 IRE SHOOTING III
T0I1G WAR FEARED
Seattle Murder Makes Two
Deaths on Side of Hop
HOPE OF PEACE SMALL
FIRST UNIT OF ULTIMATE MILL THAT 19 TO PRODUCE 235 TOSS OF PA PER DAILY.
BANDIT'S RITES SET
Funeral of Chris Evans Is to
Be Held Tomorrow.
FIRST HAUL WAS $600
Sontag Amused by Seeing Partner
In Train Hold-Ups Sitting on
Jury- Spectacular Escape
Once Made From Jail.
Funeral services for Chris Evans,
bandit leader, whose death at the St.
Vincent's Hospital Friday night closed
a picturesque career, will be held Mon
day at the chapel of Miller & Tracy,
178 Ella street. Definite hour has not
been set, owing to the fact that rela
tives are awaiting the arrival of a
daughter from California.
Rev. Father E. P. Murphy, of St. Pat
rick's Church, Seventeenth and Savier
streets, will officiate at the services.
Burial will be at Mount Calvary Cem
Chris Evans Is survived by his widow.
who lives at 340 Second street: a son.
Joseph Evans, of Vancouver, Wash.;
three sons in Portland and a daughter
$600 Takn on First HmL
It was on the night of January 21,
1889, that Chris Evans began his career
as a bandit by the robbery of a South
Pacific train. In company with
GROWERS TO BUILD PLANT
Stanfleld Union to Store and Pack
OREGON AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE,
Corvallis. Feb. 10. (Special.) Plans
are being laid by the Stanfield Fruit
growers' Union for the construction of
a cold storage and packing plant. The
new plant will be equipped with
gravity carriers and the latest types
of grading machines, making it the
most modern of any in the Northwest.
Professor C. I. Lewis, head of the de
partment of horticulture at the Oregon
Agricultural College, and Paul H.
Weyrauch. president of the Fruit
growers' Exchange, Inc., will assist in
planning the structure.
The Union has been successful this
season, satisfactory arrangements
having been reported for the market
ing of peaches, berries and all produce
or that section tor this year.
EWING L. FORRESTER DIES
Ex-Patrolman of Police Bureau Sno
cumbs to Tuberculosis.
Ewlng Jj. Forrester, formerly a pa
trolman of the Portland police bureau,
died at the home of his mother.
Cabool, Mo., January 21, according to a
letter received yesterday by Patrolman
H. A. Lewis. For two years Mr. For
rester had been an invalid, suffering
On February 5, 1912," Mr. Forrester
was appointed to the Portland polic
force, serving as a patrolman until Feb
ruary 12, 1915, when failing health
forced him to resign. He was a popular
officer. He was unmarried and was
32 years old.
John Sontag he boarded the train near
Goshen, Tulare County, Cal. After trav
eling , a short distance they put on
masks, climbed over the tender, or
dered the engineer to stop, proceeded
to the express car and without diffi
culty obtained about $600 and then
escaped. They had tied a couple of
horses in the neighborhood which they
rode back to Evans' ranch near Visalia,
Numerous other successful train hold
ups were also carried out by the two
men, who were later joined in their
operations by John Sontag's brother,
George. On one occasion Evans and
John Sontag obtained $5000 as the re
sult of the robbery of a train near
Plxley, Cal., and George and John Son
tag got $9800 when they 'held up a
train at Western Union Junction near
Chicago. These were the largest sin
gle hauls made by the men during the
course of. their operations.
Evaoi on Jury Amused.
Evans, whose long, flowing beard
gave him the appearance of a typical
farmer, was considered a hard-working
and honest man and his family highly
respected. For that reason it was a
long time before the authorities began
to connect his name with the train
It is related that on one occasion,
when George Sontag went to Visalia
to join Chris Evans, he found the lat
ter sitting as one of "12 good men
and true" in judgment in the case of
some petty offender. Knowing Evans
as he did, George Sontag Is said to
have had difficulty In keeping a
straight face at the sight.
It was after being found guilty of
murder on December 14, 1893, and whil-1
waiting sentence in the Fresno jail
that Evans succeeded in making his
escape In a spectacular manner.
Walter Smuggled Revolver.
The waiter who brought in his meals
smuggled a revolver to him, and when
the waiter started to leave and the
door of the jail corridor was opened
the man held up the jailer and walked
out. He was again arrested, however.
on February-19 of the following year
by a posse of 50 men.
On February 20, 1894, Evans was
sentenced to serve the remainder of
his life in the California State Prison,
later being pardoned.
After he had been sentenced, his wife
and his daughter, Eva, appeared
throughout the state of California in
a melodrama called "Sontag and
Evans." This depicted the bandits as
MICHIGAN SOCIETY TO MEET
Plans for Membership Campaign to
Be Laid Monday Night.
The Michigan Society will met at 8
o'clock tomorrow night in room H,
Central Library, to discuss plans for a
membership campaign along lines pro
posed by the Chamber of Commerce
for the entertainment of visitors to
the National - Education Association
Among the speakers will be City
Commissioner Baker. City Superintend
ent of Schools Alderman, Mark Wood
ruff, of the publicity bureau of th
Chamber of Commerce, and others.
Members of other state societies will
be urged to attend.
More than 15,000 ex-MIchlgan res
idents live in Portland.
Mrs. Belirens Wins Again.
Mrs. Fred Behrens. 1463 East Seventh
street North, who won the prize for
the most original costume at the United
Artisans' costume ball Thursday night
again won first prize Saturday night
at the. masquerade ball given by Kirk
patrick Council, Knights and Ladies
of Security, at Moose Hall. On each
occasion Mrs. Behrens wore a dress
made exclusively of Morning Ore-
gonians reprinted on cloth. There
were more than 500 contestants at
each of the events.
ICR MILK IS USED
United Staes Consumes Ten
Billion Gallons Yearly.
AS FOOD IT IS PERFECT
Dr. W. II. Norton Tells Employes of
Oregon-Washington Railway &
Navigation Company Value
of Milk to Humanity.
Ten billion gallons of milk are con
sumed annually in the United States,
Dr. W. II. Norton, of the medical staff
of the O.-W. R. & N. Company, told
employes of the company in an address
last week on "Use of Milk as a Food."
Dr. Norton paid tribute to the per
fect food value of milk, telling of its
adaptation to the wants of all, from
the new-born babe to the person of
mature years. While testifying to ex
cellence of the fluid as food, the phy
sician also said that it was one of the
principal sources of disease.
"Milk, in its natural state, or pre
pared by pasteurization," said Dr. Hor-
ton. "is healthful, while milk lmprop
erly cared for and impregnated with
bacteria is responsible for innumerable
diseases and ailments that not infre-
auently terminate fatally.
"In the United States there are 10.
000.000.000 gallons of milk consumed
annually. One-fourth of this is used
Local Chinese Take Precautions.
Wealthy Merchants of Both Fac
tions Leave the City Deputy
Ryan Threatens Clean-Up.
Between 75 and 10O Chinese san
irn, representing two of the tonga.
have left Saua Francisco (or Portland,
I according; to information ferreted oat
i last night In the tong-war center of
Portland by Detective Royle. Portland
Chinese, friends of the Chinese In San
Francisco who are sending; the aran-
mrn, were notified of the exodas and
told to be on the lookout for arnnmen.
As a precaution against an outbreak
of the Chinese tongs in Portland, men-
I bers of the Hip Sing Tong, one Involved
in the most recent flare-up of the
Oriental clans, last night, under cover
1 of darkness and with police escort.
transferred all records and moneys of
the Organization from New Chinatown
to Old Chinatown.
With the aid of a taxicab. the police
and Alex Sweek, attorney for the Hip
Sings and Bow Leongs, the money and
records were taken from 834 North
Fourth street to the headquarters of
the Chinese Free Masons at Second and
Oak streets, across from the police sta
tion. Patrolman Drake and Motorcycle
Patrolmen Crane and Morris lent pro
tection. At 8 o'clock the Hip Sing head
quarters were dark and deserted save
for a lone watchman.
Tonormen Walk Warily.
Tongmen in Portland walked warily
yesterday or stayed within their homes
and stores, behind windows that were
closely shuttered aralnat espionage or
bullets. "There will be more fighting.
and soon," was the prediction of the
best-informed residents of both old and
Deputy District -Attorney Ryan, who
has been in charge of the Investiga
tion of the killing of Mar Duck, the
i th F. trhii m,ir.iir Suev Sing bravo, on Thursday night
three-fourths are used in milc prod- believed that strife could not be
ucts, such as butter and cheese. Six- I venea, ana inai me ou?- omns wouiu.
teen per cent of the diet of the people soon retaliate against the Hip Sings
of the eountrv consists of milk and 1 witn more snooting.
milk Drodiicts. I "Should another duel be fought," de-
"MUk is not only a perfect food, but clared the Deputy district Attorney is si
at prevailing prices it is one of the
cheapest of foods. The use of pure
milk should be encouraged.
Dr. Norton advised his hearers to
write to the National Capital and se
cure a bulletin on milk issued by the
Government. This publication is ob
tainable free of charge. It was pre
pared by thoroughly competent men
and has much that will be of value to
The doctor described in detail the
methods in use for the preservation of
milk. He told of the heating which
kills the bacteria, the temperature at
which the milk should be kept, and the
processes In use in Southern Europt
Asiatic Turkey and Bulgaria, whereby
the people of those countries prepare
and use the milk, which has proven so
efficacious in treatment of certain
Exhibit Is Interesting.
An interesting exhibit was shown to
the audienceconsisting of a glaas re-
night, "we will raid Chinatown and
clean it up, taking eVery tongman in
Further trouble Is forecast by tne
news of the sseattie oaiue. wnerem
Harry Wong was shot to death early .
yesterday morning. By the advices of
local Chinese, Harry Wong was a mem
ber of the Hop Sing tong. and was
slain by a gunman of the Bing Kung
Bow Leong tong. The alliance of the
Bing Kung-Bow Leong tong with the
Hip Sings and the similar alliance of
the Hon Sing and Suey Sing tongs ren
ders the local situation precarious.
Peace Treaty Is Posted.
On the bulletin board at Second and
Oak Btreets is posted a manuesio i
the treaty executed Friday Deiweeu
the Bing Kung-Bow Leongs and the
Hop Sings. It bears the seals of both,
and is an agreement to refrain from
participation in the local fight as al
lies of the two weaker tongs at war.
Yet this neutrality is sirameu.
pentaclfl. which contained the result I x t .. wine-, secretary of the Chi
of a test for bacteria. The doctor ex- nese Peace Society, admitted yesterday,
plained the number shown and told and the treaty may at any time be ren
how the bacteria multiplied at a rate dared ''Vrtt-.
that is seemingly incredible, and yet "powerful tonn. will enter the fray.
iwu r,r . ,!,) .h..
and four tongs win '""'
nr- h.v. He-reed to be neutral. com-
the general office build- mented a Bing nf" .""S. b.
uality was ot mn J1"""
borne out by actual test
Dr. Norton had made a test of the
milk which is supplied to the women's
lng, and said that the q
the best. It not only
quirements of the law but is above the ne" ani Hip sing tongs. It
average required by the statutes. is-atS hastily fled from the city yes-
The address was replete wtlh valu- I8."' the outcome at Sea
side, where a number of them have
cottages. They were met at ourtl and
Everett streets by City etectlye
It not only meets the re- I ,,, merchants, high in
able information, the doctor telling of
the constituent parts of milk, and his
audience was enlightened as to the
caaeine, the salts, the globular cells of
fat and the water which go to make
the healthful solution
MEMBERS OF PORTLAND CATERERS SOCIAL CLUB WHO HAVE ADOPTED CO-OPERATIVE PURCHASING PLAN FOR RESTAURANTS.
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c. - ,nli rnrted to
Bank depot, where they took the early
morning Astoria irin.
ins the coaches they demanded that
the train be searched for hostile gun
men. But one Chinese was found on
the train, and he was passed by the de-.
parting merchants as not suspicious.
Both Factions Mtnsrle.
i-. v. riii-i that these were said
1 to be members of the warring tongs,
I the Suey Sing and Hip Sing, the mer-
chants mingled freely and amiably to-
gether. It Is said, evidently preferring
to leave the ardors and risas oi m
to their henchmen.
The release of Wong Hong and Wong
Yin. members of the Hip Sing tong,
taken in the raid following the killing
of Mac Duck, was ordered by Deputy
District Attorney Ryan yesterday. But
one tongman Is now held In connection
with the crime. He is Joseph Woo. or
Louie Leong. the young Chinese who
was wounded :n the foot in the fight
at Fourth and Everett. Though he
claims to have suffered as a bystander,
he is held for murder by Deputy Dis
trict Attorney Ryan.
The score is now one-sided, say ob
servant Chinese, counting the Seattle
battle. Both deaths have been in the
allied tongs of the Hop Sing and Suey
Sing tongs. Tne gage oi uamo iu.j
be thrown at any time, despite the
peace pact of the more powerful tongs
and despite their agreement not iq u
tong troubles in other cities fan their
wrath. As for th- Suey Sings and the
Hip Sings, nothing save early hostili
ties Is expectea.
Attorney James E. Cralb, represent
ing the Suey Sing tong, aided In the in
W. Beach. IS. J. Blasier. K.
Oriesel, Kugene Cohn, I. L.
Readlnsr From Left to R.Is;ht, Front Row L. Olcott, Joel Coe. A. H. Johnson, Ed Lamed. Otto Kline. II. W. Kent. J. J-;. Blasier. Back Row M. J. Slaidxey. F
Finer, K. E. Lamadue. O. H. Watson. S. L. Dement. Charles F. Ernst, George E. Nelson, F. O. Balxlmer, Con Hllders, A. L. Inman, B. F. Brownlow, ti. J
Beam, Harry T. Kent, F. M. Crissel, J. H. Oliver, Albert Coe.
George E. Nelson, of Seattle, salesman for one of the largest flour milling concerns of the Pacific Coast, was the speaker before Friday's meeting of .the Portland Caterers' Social
Club, which was held at the club headquarters in the Morgan building. . "
Collective buying being one of the leading objects of the local caterers in forming their organization, Mr. Nelson ' criticised . their procedure from the salesman's standpoint, outlining
a series of business principles which, he said, would strengthen any co-operative plan. An Important resource of large buyers,' he pointed out, is their ability to employ expert advisers,
who are familiar with all phases of the market problems which continually arise. " .
In place of the old system, by which restaurant men purchase foodstuffs according to their various guesses on market conditions, he commended the present system of purchasing as
a remarkable advance. . . . . . ,.. . . . ,
Several phases of the restaurant men's problems were dealt with In close detail. Mr. Nelson having made a systematic study of the catering business. The preparation of bread and
pastries in restaurants vas considered an important part of the caterer's duties. Pies, cakes and all sweet pastries, he said, should be prepared within the restaurant where they are
Berved, preferably by a pastry cook who Is not required to make bread. Ordinary bread, he said, should be baked in restaurants only under exceptional circumstances, the efficiency of
the modern bakery having brought production to a greater degree- of perfection and economy than could be achieved in smaller plants. .
"I have made it a point to test the bread that is produced in every city of the United States," said Mr. Nelson, "and I find that the Portland bakers are doing work which Is sur
passed nowhere. It would be impossible for any person to obtain the same results without a much greater expense." In addition to the quality of the bread produced here, Mr. Nel
son commended its low cost. -
UOP SIXG SLAIN IX SEATTLE
Police Capture Supposed Bins Hung
Gunman Running From Scene.
SEATTLE. Feb. 10. Harry Wong. 24.
a member of a prominent Chinese fam-
I ily of Seattle, was shot ana Kineo. on
I the street in Chinatown at 3:30 o'clock
this morning. The police chased and
arrested a Chinese, who gave his name
as Jack Lee, who was near wong at
the time of the shooting. The police
think the murder is an extension or
the tong outbreaks In Po.-tland and
San Jose. Harry Wong was a. member
of the Hop Sing tong.
The shooting took place on A.ing
street, between Maynard and Seventh
avenues. t nree policemen, wno were
standing a block away, heard the shots
and saw Wong tail and. a man run
They pursued the fugitive and caught
him after a. chase of eight blocks. On
la vacant lot. across which the prisoner
had run. the police Tound an auto
matic jsistol such as was used in the
killing of Wong. Jack Lee, the prison
er, says he is a laborer, years oii.
Harry Wong was a native of Cali
fornia. He was standing about four
set from the sidewalk curb when tha
first shot struck him in the neck