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THE SUNDAY OREGOXIAX, PORTLAND, OCTOBER 21, 1917.
NEW BOAT IN DOUBT
Port Commission Questions
Advisability of Building Now.
TOWAGE LIGHT; COST HIGH
Sionds or $50,000 Sold, Redeemable
"ext July, Bring Slight Prcminra.
Sinking Funds of $50,000 to
Be Put in Liberty Loan.
Before proceeding further in prepa
rations for the construction of a much
larsrer and more powerful sternwheel
towboat than has hitherto been ope
rated in handling vessels on the river,
the Port of Portland Commission has
decided to feel the pulse of commercial
and maritime interests as to the advis
ability of authorizing actual building
at this period.
That action was launched yesterday,
following the opening of bids for the
sale of $50,000 of towage and pilotage
bonds. They were awarded to the Dev
ereaux Mortgage Company, of this city,
which bid a premium of 175.75 on the
issue. The bonds draw 6 per cent in
terest and will have a life of about
eight and one-half months, as they are
to be retired July 1. 1918. There was
a bid from the Oregon Life Insurance
Company of a premium of $60, and be
sides that being a lower tender, the
proposal contained a provision that the
bidder's attorney must approve the
bonds, which was not made part of the
offer of the Devereaux Mortgage Com
pany. J. II. Johnston, a well-known boat
builder and designer of Portland, was
retained a few months ago to draw
plans and prepare specifications for the
proposed new steamer, a committee of
practical mariners from the Board hav
ing reported on the tyne, size and power
of the vessel wanted. The boiler is
being built by the AVillamette Iron &
Steel Works and is to cost $14,000. hav
ing been ordered before the present ad
vances in steel plate. Kngines are be
ing designed and the Commission be
lieves they can be obtained in reason
able time, but with the heavy advance
in construction cost and the fact that
limited shipping now handled can be
accommodated with the private tow
boats available, it was thought best to
submit the questions to others con
cerned in the welfare of the Port.
The Commission voted to buy $50,000
of yberty bonds from the sinking funds.
TO TRY VXLICEXSED PILOT
Captain George Tyler Cliarged With
ASTORIA. Or., Oct. 20. (Special.)
Captain (George Tyler, the pilot who
brought the motor schooner Remittent
from Puget Sound and piloted her into
the Columbia River yesterday, is to
be tried on a charge of violating the
state pilot laws. An information was
filed in the Justice Court today and
sworn to by Captain John Lapping,
the bar pilot, charging Captain Tyler
with "piloting a vessel over the pilot
age grounds of the Columbia River
without having a license therefor and
not being either the owner or master
of the vessel.'
The specific acusation is that he
hrought a registered vessel into the
river when he had not state pilot's
license. A peculiar coincidence is that
exactly two years ago yesterday Cap-
Iain Randall Rogers, of San Francisco,
brought the Japanese steamer Bankoko
Maru into the Columbia River. He
was arrested on a charge similar to
the one filed against Captain Tyler.
On being tried in the Circuit Court
he was found guilty and was fined $50,
hut the collection of the fine was sus
pended during good behavior.
DYKE WORK IJKIXU HURRIED
Double Crew Ordered on Slaughter's
Task; Two More Planned.
Orders issued yesterday at the office
of Vo'onel Zinn. Corps of Engineers,
I'. S: A., provide for the employment
of a double crew in a pile-driving out
fit engaged in the construction of a
new dike at Slaughter's. Roek-dump-ing
will start there tomorrow and it is
hoped to complete the work in five
weeks, after which the outfit will be
shitted to Henrici's. where two dvkes
are to be built.
The dykes are a part of permanent
works provided for in the Columbia
River, planned to eliminate some of the
shoaling at points where dredging is
necessary now. The Henrici's dykes
will he almost opposite each other and
the effect is expected to be marked in
maintaining a deepwater area there.
Additional dykes are contemplated and
they will be carried out as funds arc
COOS BOATMEN RAISE RATES
lairy Interests Hit Particularly
Hard Jolt by New Schedule.
MAIiSHFlIXP. Or., Oct. 20. (Spe
cial. In line with the general up
ward trend of everything eatable,
drinkable or wearable, the boat oper
ators on Coos Bay and the inlets have
just awakened to the necessity of pro
tecting themselves and getting their
share of the war profits and extra
money floating about. Accordingly,
they boosted the freight rates on all
deliveries and gave the dairymen a
particularly severe jolt by an advance
of nearly 50 per cent.
Since the war profits have been In
creased the milk producers have been
enjoying a wonderful demand for milk
and 70 cents for butterfat Is being paid
here. Part of that profit, the boatmen
believed, belongs to them, and so they
Arranged to appropriate it.
3 VESSELS TO I5E LAUNCHED
Crnvs Harbor Yards Will Have Had
IS Launching in 2 0 Months.
ARKHPEE.V. Wash.. Oct. L'O. (Spe
cial.) One steamer and two hig auxi
liary schooners will be launched at
Crays Harbor yards before the close of
this month. The first of these to take
the water will be the steamer Clare
mont. building for the Hartwood Com
pany, which is to take the water Mon
day at the Mathews yards in lloquiam.
The two auxiliaries were ordered by
Norwegian firms, but have been taken
over by the Federal Government.
When these vessels are launched they
will make a total of IS ships com
pleted here since the shipbuilding busi
ness was revived in February, 1&16.
FREIGHT IS LKl'T OX DOCK
Rose City I'ails to Take All Portland
Ainsworth dock contained an over
flow of freight last night, following
the sailing of the liner Rose City, for
while the vessel was dispatched with
all consignments that could be stowed,
her capacity was unequal to the task
of cleaning up the dock. Captain
Parker found much the same condition
WASHINGTON COUNTY SATISFIED AT ROUTING OF WEST SIDE HIGHWAY VIA ORENCO.
MAP SHOWS HIGH WAY A.D OTHER ROAD ROUTES IV WASHINGTON COUNTY.
ORENCO, Or., Oct. 19. (Special.) The decision of the State Highway Commission to route the West Side Pa
cific Highway in Washington County b y way of Orenco gives general satisfaction in the county. The Canyon-Walker
road via Orenco to Hillsboro, which th e highway will follow, gives a centrally located route and serves the Beaver
ton and Reedville districts, as well a s the northern part of the county.
This road will benefit Multnomah County and Portland also, as the highway will open connections with two
other well-traveled roads leading into Portland, the Cornell road entering Lovejoy street and the Barnes road,
which leads into the city at the head of Washington street. The main highway to Hillsboro comes into Portland
by way of the present Capitol Highway, which enters the city In South Portland.
The map shows the location of these various roads and the territory the southern part also is served by the
the center of the county serves both the north and south sections, but they will serve. The main route through
on the northbound trip, the liner hav
ing 2000 tons aboard, and more could
have been transported had space been
The Rose City is as popular as of
yore with passengers, all staterooms
being taken yesterday, and there are
numerous reservations for the liner
Reaver, Captain Rankin, which is due
Wednesday and sails Kriday. Nothing
additional has been heard regarding
the ships being taken by the Govern
ment, except that they are now actu
ally under Kederal direction, and there
is no prospect of another vessel being
under the San Francisco &. Portland
fleet flag to help out.
TRAVELING INSPECTOR, HERE
Man Who Checks Vessels in West to
Pass on OrcRon Elcet.
Captain Cecil Brown, traveling in
spector for the United States Steam
vessel Inspection Service and assigned
to the Western district, which embraces
all territory between the Pacif ic and
the Rockies, is in Portland.
Captain Brown has been here before
and he expects to come again. There
are a few masters who have had cause
to remember his visits, for his mission
is to keep check on conditions aboard
vessels. It is said to the credit of the
Oregon district that it shows decided
ly few transgressions as compared to
other sections, yet that has not
prompted Captain Brown to omit his
The fireboat Geo. H. Williams will be
inspected tomorrow and the tug Cruiser
was gone over officially yesterday, that
work being in the hands of the regular
inspectors, Captain Edwards and John
Licenses were granted during the
week to Government nautical school
graduates and eight have been given
tickets up to date.
ILNOWLES TAKES TO WOODS
Exponent of "Back to Nature" Life
to Take Pictures at Scaview.
Joe Knowlcs, the "back to Nature
man," who has figured in movie scenes
of how to lie in the woods on nothing,
has selected Sea view, on North Beach,
the habitat of "Captain" Ed Budd, of
the O.-W. R. &. N. Company, for new
scenes he proposes to depict in illus
trating the changes in man from medi
eval days to the present age.
He left last night aboard the steamer
Harvest Queen, accompanied by a team
of horses and wagon, and after a visit
of two weeks expects to return to as
semble wild animals and all gear re
quired for a stay of two or three
In getting into the timber region be
hind the beach country he hopes to
have a choice of settings for moving
pictures, so he can use inland views as
well as those on the shore of the ocean.
1HRKCT SERVICE NOW FIXED
Breakwater and Kilhurn to Ply Be
tween Portland and (.olden Gate.
Making her final southbound call at
Kureka, the Emerald line steamer
Breakwater departed from there for
San Francisco at 9 o'clock yesterday
morning, and on her forthcoming voy
age from Portland will proceed direct
to the Golden Gate. The steamer K. A.
K i I burn, her fleet mate, sailed from
Portland at 6 o'clock last night and
goes direct to San Francisco, as she has
for the past few voyages.
The Emerald line officials reported
that patronage at Coos and Humboldt
Bay points had decreased to such an
extent a continuation of the service
was not justified, especially since the
cargo offerings here are such now that
the tonnage regularly employed is in
sufficient to accommodate them.
DREDGE CHINOOK TO TIE UP
12,000 to 15,000 Yards Pumped
Per Day Through Season.
ASTORIA, Or.. Oct. 20. (Special.)
After five months and 19 days of con
tinuous and successful work on the
channel at the mouth of the Columbia
River the big dredge Chinook, Captain
A. C Cann, master, ceased operations
last nisrht for the season and on Mon
day afternoon will shift to Linnton.
where she will tie up for the Winter
and unrierao minor repairs.
The dredge has pumped up and car
ried out to sea from 1 2.000 to 1 3.000
cubic yards of sand on each working
day this Summer and this is the first
season that she has operated without
a single accident. ,
SIXTH ASTORIA SHIP LAUNCHED
Dorothy Roberts Christens Schooner
ASTORIA. Or.. Oct. 20. (Special.)
The auxiliary schooner Paulina, sister
ship to the May and the sixth vessel
constructed at the McEachern ship
yards, was successfully launched this
afternoon in the presence of a large
crowd. Dorothy Roberts, a niece of
Manager E. W. Wright, acted as spon
sor and christened the craft as she
slid into the water.
The Paulina will bo towed to the
Port of Astoria wharf, where her ma
chinery will be installed and her masts
stepped before she is turned over to
her owners, the Auditor Steamship
Company, of New York.
Notwithstanding th? continuance of
the strike, construction work at the
McEachern yard is progressing. Ten
more men reported for work this morn
ing, making a total of 396 on the payroll.
It is expected that the barge Isaac Reed
will be in the river again the latter part
of this week to work a cargo of shipbuild
ing material for the Rolph. yard at Ku
reka. On entrances to the lower level of Oak
street dock being closed last night, t here
w ill be no additional vessels berthed there.
J. S. Pratt, of tho Farr-McCormik line,
has planned to handle all future business
of the fleet on Couch-street dock.
Steamboat men complain that though em
ployes of the ' street cleaning department
wash debris from Front street onto slips
leading to the docks, they do not sweep
them clear, in spite of the city controlling
street ends. It has been suggested that
if nearby hydrants were tested regularly
by means of a hose and the slips washed
down, it would improve the sanitary con
ditions. Though she left up from Astoria Kriday
morning, it was not until yesterday after
noon that the new auxiliary schooner Remit
tent, from Seattle, reamed the dock of the
St. Johns Lumber Company, where she will
start her cargo, fog being responsible for
the delay. It was decidedly t hick in the
harbor yesterday morning and all vessels
moved under slow be) I.
Movements of Vessels.
SAN FRANCISCO. Oct. 20. Arrived
Steamer Wapama, from Everett. Sailed
Steamers Atlas, for Ketchikan; C. A. Smith,
for Coos Bay; Celilo, for Portland: Governor,
for Puget Sound; Carlos, for Aberdeen.
SEATTLE. Oct. 20. Arrived Steamers
Lyman Stewart, from San Francisco; Alas
ka, from Alaska. Sailed Steamers Queen,
for San Francisco; Norwood, for Alaska.
WAR IS ABSORBING TOPIC IN
TENNESSEE, WRITES DR. CLINE
Article Gives Interesting Glimpse Into Life in the South Land Yields
$130 an Acre in Cotton, Where Negroes Cultivate Soil "On Shares."
BY DR. C. E. CLINE.
FRANKLIN, Tenn., Sept. 20. (Spe
cial.) The country in Western
Kentucky and Tennessee is pro
ductive and prosperous. Cotton is the
chief money crop, yielding one bale to
the acre, which sells for an average of
$100 a bale, and i0 for the seed, mak
ing $130 an acre The labor is per
formed mostly by negroes on the
"shears" that is. tho owner of the
land furnishes the land, team, feed for
the team and seed, the parties sharing
equally in the division.
It is worthy of note that land own
ers, if possible, let their land to the
blacks only, and for the reason that
they are better workers and more re
liable than the "poor white trash."
This is also a good country for straw
berries, tomatoes, sugar corn and pota
toes, both Irish and sweet potatoes, all
of which find a ready way to the Chi
cago market on the Illinois Central
Railroad, which has a line through this
country from Chicago to New Orleans.
It is also a great country for chick
ens, ducks and geese, shipped to mar
ket in latticed freight cars, with eight
to ten floors in a car. These "chicken
cars" may be seen on all the railroads,
hundreds of miles from Chicago.
Small Dealers Bayers.
It is generally supposed that all the
cattle and hogs in the upper Mississip
pi states are bought up by the big
packing companies the Armours,
Swifts, Cudahy and others but such
is not the case. Countless small deal
ers scour the country far and near,
buying and shipping to market in car
load lots all manner of stock, where it
is sold by brokers to anybody that will
buy. The big packing companies
above attended to taking the stags,
lean cows and miscellaneous buck
heads, which they convert into "prime
canned roast beef."
And this reminds me that in Mount
Vernon. Southern Illinois, I saw. in a
big poultry and butter market, a stack
of new barrels which, in answer to an
inquiry, I was told were for shipping
in quantity rank and stale butter to
the great butter centers (Elgin, pre
sumably), where it is made into "Gol-
fden Rod creamery butter," and which
delights the palates of Chicago.
On account of the high cost of sugar,
the cultivation of imp he. or sorghum
cane, is coming to the front, especially
in the region south and east of St.
Lotus and in Missouri, where agents of
syrup manufacturers are contracting
for the homemade article. They say
sorghum makes a good article of "Log
Cabin maple syrup."
War Great Theme.
The one great theme everywhere is
the war and our part in it. At a num
ber of places your correspondent has
seen men at the stations taking the
cars for the training camps. The scene
Is invariably a sad one. Mothers, sis
ters and other relatives, sobbing as
they come into the depots for what
may be a last farewell. This morning
I saw a beautiful young woman, sister
of one of the departing soldiers, car
ried away in a deathly faint. One
scrub of a fellow within my hearing re
marked: "Ail this war. on our part,
is needless, and should never have
been." My Oregon blood boiled over.
"Sir," I said, "you are no part of a
man. 16 things like you could ride on
one buggy seat!" He quickly whisked
himself away, or something might have
been doing in muscular Christianity.
With all readers of The Oregonian,
we have the deepest sympathy with tho
schooner Remittent, from Seattle. Sailed
Steamer F. A. Kilburn. for Kan Francisco.
PAX FRANCISCO. ' Oct. 20. Sailed At
1 P. M., steamer Celilo, for Portland.
EUREKA, Oct. 20. Sailed At A. M-.
steamer Breakwater, for San Francisco, via
SAN PEDRO. Oct. 19. Arrived Steamer
Beaver, from Portland.
SEATTLE. Oct. 19. Sailed At 6 P. M.,
steamer La Primera, for Portland.
V. S. Naval Radio Reports.
TOSEMITE. Port Ludlow for San Fran
cisco. 110 miles south of Cape Flattery.
NUt'AXI', Martinez for Richmond Beach.
22.i miles from Richmond Beach.
PRESIDENT, Seattle for San Francisco.
322 miles north of San Francisco.
ATLAS, Richmond for Ketchikan and Ju
neau. 2tfn miles north of Richmond.
JOHANNA SMITH. In tow of tug Defi
ance, San Francisco for Marshfield, 189 miles
north of San Francisco.
CAPTAIN A. F. Lt'CAS. Latouche for
Richmond. MOO miles north of Richmond.
KLAMATH. San Francisco for Portland. 45
miles north of Blanco.
MULTNOMAH, Sun Francisco for Tacoma,
57 miles north of Cape Blanco.
WAPAMA, San Francisco for San Pedro,
10 miles north of Point Sur.
HARRIGAN III. San Francisco for Santa
Rosalia. 4. miles south of San Francisco.
GOVERNOR. San Francisco for Portland,
2 miles south of Point Arena.
BREAKWATER, Eureka for San Francis
co, 100 miles north of San Francisco.
TACOMA. Oct. 20. Arrived Stan wood,
from San Francisco ; Alaska, from Alaska;
Matsqui, from Vancouver; Gralner, from
Victoria: Quadra, from British Columbia.
Sailed Steamers Quadra, for British Co
lumbia; Matsqui, for Vancouver; Gralner,
Tides at Astoria Sunday.
4:?.7 A. M 6.4 feet I 9:35 A. M 3.9 feet
P. M . . . .8.4 feet ( 1 1 :." P. M . . . .0.4 foot
mother who must make her fight alone
in the silence of the empty home, with
nothing but monotonous household
duties to fill her days and with too
much time to think the thoughts in
which madness lies. Such a mother is
as truly a patriot and a hero as any
boy gone to the trenches in France.
Yes, more so. He can die only once,
while she dies a thousand deaths of
anxiety and suspense.
But war is not wholly a bad thing
for our American boys. It is by no
means as dangerous as the mother's
fancies painted it. In numberless
cases the boy who goes forth a weak
ling will come back a man.
Training Camp Good School.
The writer happens to know some
thing of what an army camp will do
for a youth. In many cases it will
save the young man's life who has
never done anything harder than push
a pen across a sheet of paper, or drive
an auto. He will come back from the
war broad-chested. big-muscled and
hard as a nail, while five years more
at the old lick at home woud have fin
ished him up.
Hard work in the open, sleeping out
of doors, plenty of plain, substantial
food will drive the angel with the
scythe back 50 years for many a
"breakfast food boy." This war will
turn thousands of sickly little noth
ings into husky men.
A mother, whose elbow touches mine
as I write these lines on a flying train,
has three sons now in the training
camps and a fourth will go as soon
as he reaches his majority. Would to
God it could cloud up and rain such
Nor is this all. This war is doing
more in a minute to stamp out in
temperance than anything that has
happened. The mother who sends her
boy to the Army may count on receiv
ing him back cured of the drink habit,
if he ever had it or was acquiring it.
No man, as I happen to know, can
touch a drop of intoxicating drink with
the uniform of the United States on.
King Alcohol is deadlier, far deadlier,
to American youth than Kaiser Bill can
Discipline Badly Needed.
Another good thing this war Is going
to do for the boys who go is to give
them the discipline mey need. Ameri
can parents are too soft notorious
ly so. Few of them have the backbone
to stand up and fight their self-willed
children to a finish. Portland, with
every other city, is full of parents who
know they can't do a thing with their
children, both boys and girls. It is a
common thing to hear parents say: "I
don't know what is to become of my
14-year-old son. I can't do a thing
with him, running out nights, and
heaven knows who he is with." The
result is, her boy, in due time, becomes
a hoodlum and a loafer and. when
grown, one of the men who are failures,
always changing business because they
haven't the grit to stick to anything.
Now, the Iron hand of the Army will
do for such boys what their parents
could not, or rather did not, do The
Army takes no heed to their likes or
dislikes, their dispositions or tempers.
The Army now being organized will
teach many a boy, for the first time,
the meaning of duty and obedience.
Many a man who will make a big
success in life after this war will owe
it to the discipline he got as a soldier.
I wish every mother who reads these
suggestions might take comfort, in
this time of grief, when their sons are
marching away. s
Multnomah County Mills to
26,000,000 FEET INVOLVED
With Resumption of Work In Ship
yards Monday, Mill Owners
Expect Brisk Call for
Contracts for approximately 26.000.-
000 feet of lumber, to be used in the
construction, of 20 steam auxiliary
schooners tor the French government,
have been placed by the Foundation
Company of New York, which main
tains a yard on the O.-W. K. & N.
'"boneyard" property, the mills awarded
the business being the Inman-Poulsen
Lrumber Company and the N. K. Ayer
It is estimated that each vessel will
require 1.300,000 feet of lumber in her
construction, and much of that for the
tirst one, such as keelson and frame
material, is being delivered. Lumber
from Inman-Poulsen's mill will be
drawn from the mill in the upper har
bor, while the Ayer interests have the
Iorth Pacific mill. Just north of the
Foundation Company's site, and the St.
Johns Lumber Company, at St. Johns.
uurintf the past five weeks mills
have Rained somewhat on the wooden
shipbuilding plants because of the
strike, but, with the general expecta
tion that all will be under operation
again tomorrow, there will be a brisk
call for material again. Each of the
wooden steamers the Government is
building requires about 1.700,000 feet
of lumber, and as the mills must select
that material in preference to all other,
it is making a vast difference in the
cut. Comparatively little Is left of a
log in the way of merchantable lumber
when long lengths and dimensions are
first cut for shipyard orders.
As mill owners agreed on a straight
price of $35 a thousand feet for Gov
ernment lumber, it is certain material
for privately owned ships will not be
less and, in fact, it is said recent orders
have been on a basis of $37 a thousand
feet. Some ships now building for
private interests contain lumber that is
being delivered, under old contracts
Not only are ships on the river being
supplied, but much material, such as is
cut by the Ostrander and Hammond
mills, is moving to other sections to
help builders. The Ostrander interests
are shipping to Grays Harbor and
Puget Sound, there long lengths being
wanted and California is drawing some
from the Hammond mill.
Pacific Coast Shipping Xotcs.
ASTORIA. Or., Oct. 20. (Special.) Today
was the most quiet in weeks along; the
waterfront, and not a vessel crossed either
inio or out or me river.
The cannery ship St. Nicholas was shifted
today from the foot of Sixth street to the
port dock, and the ship Keuce was shifted
Irom the port dock to the Sixth-street wharf
The steam schooner Ryder Hanlfy en
route from San Pedro, ana will load lumber
at rortmnd. italiiler ana Oak Point.
The steam schooner Santiam that is en
route from San Pedro via San Francisco will
take a hold cargo of wheat at Portland and
a deckloau or lumber at the Hammond mill.
The steam schooner Santa Barbara Is due
from San Francisco to load lumber at Port
land, Prescott, Oak Point and westport.
SAX FRANCISCO. Oct. 20. fSp'eclal.)
Steamship companies were notified yester
day by the Southern Pacific that the com
pany will decline to receive all carload
lots for trans-Pacific destinations, Including;
Honolulu, by way of San Francisco. Of
ficials of tho Pacific Mail Steamship Com
pany and the Toyo Kiaen Kalsha said the
order of the Southern Pacific Company
would not Interfere with Oriental ship
ments, simply cutting off freight being; sent
here from the Hast for which specific
bookings had not been made on steamships.
For some time freight has been arriving
here for which no reservations had been
made on ships and the railroad company
lost the use of the cars In which the goods
had been brought to the Coast. The steam
ship companies are handling the freight
about as fast as it comes, but tuko- it In
the order In which reservations for steam
ship space have been made.
The salmon season will be closed in a
few days with the arrival from Alaska of
the Alaska Pakers Association ships Star
of Scotland and Star of Russia. Friday
night the ship Star of Greenland made port.
She brought SS.171 cases of salmon. The
voyage irom Loring- took 13 days.
SEATTLE Wash., Oct. 20. (Special.)
Another navigation school is to be estab
lished by the United States Shipping Board
on Puget Sound at Belllngham. This new
school will open November 4. and already
23 candidates for Federal marine licenses
have been enrolled.
So far the navigation school at Tacoma
has graduated 15 men. and the marine en
gineering school at the University of Wash
Considerable anxiety for the safety of
the power schooner Eunice was dissipated
today when the Federal Radio Service picked
up the little craft off Ketchikan. She had
not been heard from since leaving Good
News Bay in the Bering Sea. September U7.
and fears, due to the prevalence of fierce
storms off the Alanka coast, were enter
tained for her safety.
Charles R. Page, of San Francisco, the
new member of the Shipping Board, spent
the rlHv todav msDecting the beanie snip
yards, but declined to make any statement
for publication following his visit.
Seattle concerns have been aked to bid
for the repairing of the tug Lome, recently
raised off San Juan islanu ana soia la mo
riwan.i Trnnlt Pacific Steamship Company.
She Is to be used In the towage service in
British Columbia waters.
Columbia River Bar Report.
NORTH HEAD. Oct. 20. Condition of the
liar at 5 p. M.. smooth; wind, south. 4 miles.
World Briefs for Buy Folk.
The Federal Farm Loan Board has
approved loans to farmers throughout
the country aggregating JS4.063.604.
The amount loaned through the Spo
kane district is $11,072,395.
A group of alleged pacifists, headed
by Rev. Floyd Harden, was ejected
from a Los Angeles hotel, where the
members had attempted to hold what
they characterized as a business meet
ing. The University of the State of New
York has conferred the honorary de
gree of doctor of laws upon Jean Jules
Jusserand. French Ambassador, an
honor which is now held by but two
other living men Elihu Hoot and
Thomas A. Edison.
Dr. K. S. McDonald, of Cameron, Md.,
was elected president of the American
Association of Railway Surgeons,
which closed its fourteenth annual con
vention at Chicago October 19.
The National memorial reunion of
the blue and the gray ended at Vicks
burg. Miss., with an address by Rep
resentative J. W. Collier, of Mississippi.
A cable message to war work coun
cil of the Y. M. C. A. of the United
States from headquarters of the asso
ciation in Paris announces the policy
of the organization "is to select no
man for its service in France who is
subject to draft."
An ancient Wal-street custom of
paying the directors of corporations in
$10 and $20 gold pieces for their at
tendance at directors' meetings has
been abandoned owing to the general
plan on the part of the Government
to conserve the gold supply for the
liberty loan. Paper money is used in
stead. The United Etatea food administra
tion has created a new milling divi
sion for the Pacific Coast, with S. B.
McNear as chairman, headquarters San
Francisco. Division No. 8 Will hence
forth comprise only Washington, Ore
gon and Idaho.
Fourteen employes of the Tieijen
Lang dry docks in Hoboken were
taken into custody by agents of the
Iepartment of Justice and interned at
General Garcia Vigil, leader of the
Liberal Constitutional party in the
Mexican Chamber of Deputies, declares
it is the duty of Mexico to take sides
against Germany. ,
The American Soldiers' and Sailors
Club, in Paris, suppc ted largely by
the Emergency Aid Association of
Pennsylvania, and house of the Amer
ican University Union, are now open.
The French Chamber of Deputies
unanimously voted that the memory of
Captain George Guynemer, the famous
r rench aviator, be commemorated by ,
an inscription in the Pantheon.
The Central Council of Russian
Workmen and Soldiers' Delegates has
defeated the Bolsheviki resolution
against sending delegates to the com
ing allied conference in Paris.
Premier Kerensky has left Fetroerad
for the fighting front.
The health of Bolo Pasha, under ar
rest as a German propagandist, has
been restored, and he will be trans
ferred from the prison infirmary to a
cell in the Sante Prison at Paris.
The Greek investigation committee's
report commits all the members of
ex-Premier Lambros' Cabinet to the
high court, with the single exception
of Professor Helipoulos. who was Min
ister of Justice. The accusations are
that the Cabinet members attempted
to provoke war with the entente al
lies and fomented the events of De
The merger of all ma t.h facinrida in
Sweden is announced. The new corpo
ration will have 400,000 shares at 200
crowns each. The new trust will
be the greatest match concern in the
world, and has an output of 5.0O.000,
000 boxes of matches annually.
Rev. Lyn G. J. Kelly, who is in jail
at Red Oak, la., probably will be put
on trial a second time for the Vil
lisca ax slayings in 1912 within three
riacing a revolver against the head
of K. Lynn Arthur, accountant of the
American Seeding Machine Company,
at Springfield. O.. a robber secured the
Saturday payroll of the company,
amounting to H0.5S2. and escaped.
Automobile bandits, terrorizing res
idents, obtained $31,000 from the Farm
ers' State Bank of Alta, Mich.
Canadian authorities have arrested
on a charge of conspiring to commit
murder Charles Desjardin. whom tliev
had employed to obtain evidence in
connection with the attempt to dyna
mite the country home of Ixird Athel
stan, owner of the Montreal Star, some
A warrant has been issued for the
arrest of William H. Horn, cashier of
tho First National Bank, Easton Pa
who is alleged to be short $39,081 in
his accounts. He has not been seen
since last Tuesday.
A dozen pedestrians on a down
town street in Seattle saw three auto
bandits slug Andrew Andrewson, a
logger, drag him into their car and
speed away. Andrewson was thrown
from the car in the outskirts of the
city after he had been robbed of $800
in gold and currency.
Charles Ashleigh. who said he was
publicity agent for the Industrial
Workers of the World during recent
troubles at Everett. Wash., has sur
rendered to the Federal authorities at
Fire almost completely destroved the
California Fertilizer Works i'n the
South Bay district of San Francisco
with a loss of $250,000.
Mayor Gill, of Seattle, will ask Judge
Hiram E. Hadley. former Chief Justice
of the State Supreme Court, to head a
commission of eight other members
which Judge Hadley will name, to in
vestigate social conditions in Seattle
and make recommendations for their
DAILY CITY STATISTICS
FOULK ES-CARN KA U K. V. Koulkes. 28.
St. Hfiens avenue, and Agai-r Caneau.
10. 423 South B street.
BILLIMiS-LEPPKRE Klbert BillinRB. 21,
42 Kast Seventy-ninth street, and Olive J.
Leppere. 21, 100 EaM Taylor street.
BROWXLEY-COFFKT J. F. Brownlcv.
legal, 204 South Kellogg: street, ana F. V.
Cofiey, legal, 202 Fox street.
BARNETT-HOCKS Leon K. Barnett. 21.
867 Kant Twelfth street North, and Mamie
A. Hocks, 18, 1074 East Eighteenth istreet
North. - .
SCORCIO-FARTNA Frank Scorcto. 2.
647 Third street, and Maria Carmine Farina,
17, same aUdress.
ROSS-JANSOX John T. Rom. leal As
toria, or., and Alberta K. Janson, ieal.
MELLUS-SORKNSON Thomas Karl Mel
ius. 31. 2o4 Failing street, and Father B.
yoreneon, 22, 312 Cook avenue.
BUNTZEL.-BUNTZHL, louis H. Buntzel.
28, A 1 intra Apartments, and Alta May
Buntzt'l. 20, vain a u dress.
DOOXEY-KAXXAX Anthony J.. Dooney,
2.".. 511 Atbina avenue, and Vera K. K a una a
20. 6Srt Fast Seventeenth street North
N KLSuN-HAIiPE K J oe IX Nelson. 23,
Clarkaraua, Or., and Blanche Harper, 21, 704
KOLMITZ-DELLAR G. Meyer Kolmitz
24. Seattle. Wah., and Rae Dellar. 21, b74
PJKRCE-PRATT Thomas Pierce, 27
West Timber. Or., and Amelia Pratt, 22, 1508
Kapt Ntnteenth street.
BECHELL-KADKLL George H. Bechell,
legal, 72 Princeton street, and Inex Kadell
legal, 1138 Taggart street.
JORUAN-PFTT1GRKW Joseph 11. Jor
dan. Jr., 2A. 10i3 Uenver avenue, and Edith
Pettigrew, 20. 3W4 Columbia street.
SWAIN-DRILL Henry Swain. 28. Yam
hill, Or., and Ferris Marie Drill, 23, Y W
C. A., city.
PLASIL-KLEKAR Albert PIbfII. 35 545
Gicieon street, and Ethel Al. Klekar, 32. "Lti
By bee avenue.
ZWALD-KOTH John Zwal.l, legal, 6303
Twenty-iifui acenue Southeast, and Elsie
Roth, legal, same address.
COAKLE Y-GAYNOR MUea Coakley, 27,
A merican Lake, and Theresa Gaynor, 3
R1EG-SIMMONS Joseph M. Rleg, legal.
368 Ivy street, and Ida E. Simmons, legal.
546 East Twenty-first street north.
Vancouver Marriage Licenses.
BRADBURY-RANDALL Dana Eustiee
Bradbury, 25, of Portland, and Mrs. Mary
May K.tndaU. legal, of Portland.
PARltOTT-COL'KTER- Carroll Parrott. 20.
of Portland, and Vida D. Courier, u. of
NELSON-KENNEDY AVilHam E. Nelson.
22. of Portland, and Miss Blanche Kennedy.
21. of Portland.
SHERBAN-DE YAK Ntckoll Sherban.
32. of Portland, and Miss Mary De Yak. 1W,
oi Vancouver, Wash.
DAVIS-MYERS Floyd J. Davis, 21. of
Estacada. Or., and Ora M Myers, 1 7, of
K LUP PA - RAN KT N" William F. Kloppa,
22. of Vancouver Barracks, Wash., and Ab
bie Rankin, 1 rt, of Portland.
STOCKWFLL-SOUTHARD Walter W.
Stockwell, 2o, of Portland, and Mildred M.
Southard. 1. of Portland.
FLOOD-MILLER Leslie H. Flood. legal,
of San Francisco, and Louise A. Miller, le
fcal, of Bellingham. Wash.
8CHORTGEX - KELLOGG Nichoias A.
SchortK-n. 21, of Astoria, Or and Cathryu
L. Kellogg. 10. of Wenatchee. Wash.
BOLKE-ASPER Ole Bolke. 3W. of Port
land, and Mrs. Amy Asper, ;13, of Portland.
BLOCK-CHENEY Laurence M. Block, 21,
of Portland, and Maud C. Cheney, iut of
WILKOUS-COULSON Gus Wllkous, 34. of
Port Ip. n d, and Mrs. Eva Coulson. 20, of
PAGE-MARBLE Ernest Page. 24, of
Vancouver, Wash., and Hazel May Marble.
20. of Vancouver. Wnsh.
REYNOLDS-McCASLIN Albert O. Rev
nolda, 28. ot Dunsmulr, and Mrs. Adella E.
McCaslin. 2:, of Portland.
HOLLEY-DEVER Lloyd Elbert Holley.
21, of Portland, and Anna Elizabeth. Dever.
18, of Portland.
MRS. A. K AH LIN Erect frame parage,
3Sti Forty -sixth street, between Hawthorne
and Harrison: East Side Carpenter Shop,
RALPH P. BROWNE Erect frame ga
rage. 4;Hl4 Ninetieth street, corner Forty
third avenue; builder, same: 3'0.
NORMAN C. THORNE Erect frame ga
rage, 843 Brooklyn, between Twenty-seventh
and Twenty-eighth: builder, same; 35.
DR. F. A, K1E11LE Repair two-atory
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Portland!! Oldest mid Largest
Kxrliinlvr Optical Place
2O0-10-11 Corhett Building Fifth
frame residence. H3.'i Cumberland road, end
of Westover marline; M. W. Lorens, builder:
OH AS. prUMID Repair two-Ftoi-y brick,
ordinary garage, Lnwnsdale and Washington
streets ; builder, s;ime; $100.
A. J. BUTLER Erect frame garage. 1025
East Twentieth streff North, between Al
berta and Wygant: builder, same: $o0.
s. s p rr t - ... -
irience. 10P.3 East Twenty-third street North,
between Alberta and Wygant; builder, same;
EMMA O. KLEIN AN Erect one-story
fram- chicken house. 10i4 Presr-ott. between
East Thirty-seventh and East Thirty-eighth;
builder, same: $25U.
A. GLEI K Ereot frame garage. 116 East
ForTy-eignth street, between Alder and
Washington ; builder, same ; $100.
T. E. HILLS Rvpair one-story brick or
dinary store. HiH Lombari. corner Ports
mouth avenue; George si. Palmer, builder;
BROWNING COMPANY Repair two
story frame flats. Htt-71 East Twenty-eighth
Htreet, between Stark and Oak; George T.
Moore, builder; $7.".
G. E. WELLER Erect one-story frame
garage, 6Sti East Forty-fifth street, between.
Siskiyou and Klickitat; builder, same: $100.
F. AMATO Repair one-etory frame resi
dence. East Eighteenth street, corner
Clinton; L. A. Jenkins, builder; $125.
COFFEY To Mr. and Mrs. Jay Russell
Coffey. ;iJ5 South Sixteenth street, October
lo. a son.
POWER To Mr. and Mrs. Charles Edward
Power. Rivera station, October 10. a daugh
ter. JOYCE To Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Joyce,
Carmelita Apartments, October 13, a daugh
ter. HURLBI'RT To Mr. and Mrs. Carroll M.
Hurlburt, Hood River. Or., October 9. a son.
MIETH To Mr. and Mrs. Richard Mieth,
SCO East Yamhill. October S. a son.
MORGAN To Mr. and Mrs. Peter Mor
gan, 3111 Fifty-third street, October 4, a
M I TC HEL L To Mr. and Mrs. Wa Iter
Arthur Mitchell, October 2, Pendleton, Or.,
ANDERSON" To Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H.
Anderson, Belmont, October 12, a daugh
KOYCICH To Mr. and Mrs. Mita Koycich.
1 li"! Bvbee avenue, October 10, a daughter.
KEIFEK To Mr. and Mrs. Charles W.
Keifer. 453 Fast Sherman, October 15,. a son.
BRAUX To Mr. and Mrs. Carl Edwin
Braun. 330 Vista avenue. October 11. a son.
SANSTRUM To Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence
F. Sanstrum. 703 Vaughn, October IS,
ML'RKAT To Mr. and Mrs. James K.
Murray. 310 Monroe. October li. a aaughtcr.
DAILY METEOROLOGICAL. REPORT.
PORTLAND, Or.. Oct. 20. Maximum tern
prrature. toS degrees; minimum temperature.
44 degrees. River reading, 8 A. M., Ltt feet;
change in last 24 hours. -O.tf foot. Total
rainfall i V. M. to A P. M. ), none; to
tal rainfall since September 1, 1117, LOT
inches; normal rainfall since September 1.
4.13 inches; deficiency of rainfall since Sep
tember 1. 1017. 2.1S incht s. Sunrise. 6:30
A. M. ; t,unset. 5:1." P. M. : t--tal sunshine.
S houts: possible sunshine, 10 hours 42 min
utes. Moon rise, "2:21 P. M. : nioonset, U:1
P. M. liarom'ter Reduced se:i level), r P.
M., ;:o.2u Inches. Relative humidity ut noou.
US per cent.
Ues Moines . . .
Kansas City. ..
Los Angeles. ..
Marshf leld . . .
Minneapolis . .
North Head . . .
Sacramento . .
44 1 .
r M o .
S4 'I .
r.s o .
iu U .
S2 0 .
54 0 .
f0 41 .
. . NW
omi . . ,nw
i4! i NW
HO 24 1 W
4t. . I W
11411 . . W
;iii 4 s
mi . . SW
mi . . jNW
IM! . . lNW
0U . . S
on . .1
no 1 .
no . . !S
St. Louis I
Salt Lake 1
San Diego . . . . ;
SI l k a I
Walla Walla. .
Washington . . !
Winnipeg - - ..i
Oti 14 SW
on; . . ;nw
i X w
no . . V
1 2 24 S
nit . . SE
M4i M X
01 ' 4 W
tA. M. report. P. M. report of preceding
A moderate storm has appeared over Al
berta and Saskatchewan and the pressure In
comparatively low over Southern California
and Arizona. Over the remainder of the
country the pressure is above normal. The
weather is warmer in California, especially
along the Coast from San Francisco south
ward : over the northern portion of the
I'acific Slope the temperature c.iangeci have
been slight. Over the Bap tern states tem
peratures are about tbe same as yesterday,
with the exception of the A tin n tic Coast
stations, where a drop of from S to 20 de
grees is noted. Rain has fallen In the- Mid
dle Mississippi Valley and rain and snow In
the Upper M:s'sslppi and Missouri valleys'
and Vpper I-ake region. Light ruin was also
reported In e trenie Northwestern Washing-
Portland nnd vicinity Fiir : moderate
Oregon Fuir; moderate southwesterly
Washington Cloudy; probably rain alon?
Lie Coast ; stroiig southerly winds.
Idaho Clou ay.
A. If. THIESSEN.