The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, July 27, 1919, Section One, Page 15, Image 15

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injustice in Tariffs Admitted by
Railway Officials.
-e Troni Spokane to Pugct
i id Held 10 Per Cent Greater
Than to Portland.
The average road cost o? transporta
tion be tween Spokane and Puget Sound
ports is 10 per cent greater than the
r..a1 cost of transportation between
Juokane and Portland, and from
I'f-ndleton it is 75 per cent more to
I'uset Sound ports than to Portland,
ording to the testimony of J- P.
w;i, consulting engineer of the Ore
gon public service commission. The
Toad cost" of hauling traffic between
trati'.e and a point 148 miles distant
on the Oreat Northern, or between Se
at vie and Beverly on the Milwaukee,
3 To miles, or between Tacoma and a
point on the Northern Pacific between
tunnyside and Yakima, 170 mites, is
th 5ame as the cost of transportation
between Wallula and Portland, a dis
tance of 210 miles. These vital points
concerning transportation cost were
hih lights in testimony yesterday
su if-rnoon.
Warrenton Wins Point.
Warrenton, with a present popula
tion of about 650, situated on the Spo
kane. Portland & Seattle railroad 5.8
miles west of Astoria, may be said to
have won first blood in the cases be
iv.z; heard before division No. 3 of the
inr-'riuie commerce commission. In the
first round of the contest in which A. J.
Parrington, traffic expert for Warren
ton, introduced the principal testimony
on behalf of the municipality. Attorney
C. A. Hart, on behalf of the railroad ad
ministration, admitted that the com
munity had struggled under an in
justice in a differential of from 5 to 11
cents on freight between that point
and transcontinental freight territory.
But the burden was upon "Warrenton
for never having before complained or
asked for an adjustment of the rate,
in the view of counsel and traffic of
ficials of the railroads.
Separate Action Brought.
The Warrenton case is a separate
paction brought by the city in an at
tempt to secure the same rates en
joyed by Astoria, and offers in justi
fication the expenditures made in im
provement of the Skipanon . river to
permit the dispatch of ship cargoes,
building of waterworks to supply do
v mestic and commercial needs for a
population of 24,000 people, and saw
mills already established, with a pros
pective large flouring mill. The War
renton case occupied most of yesterday
tn the hearings, but the last hour and
a half of the afternoon session was en
dowed with continuation of direct tes
timony of Consulting Engineer J. P.
Newell, chief witness in the case of the
Oregon public service commission. Tes
timony relating to cost of service was
Baal Declared Fair.
The witness was obliged to devote
tome time to explanations of the
methods employed in order to take
into account conditions and variations
in the manner of accounting by the
different railroads, in arriving at his
conclusions. It was made clear that in
very instance the same general
formulas were used, but that where
variations were essential because cer
tain segregations of costs were not
possible in one railroad as in the ex
perience of another, he had used ai
basis that would not be unfair to the i
carriers. It was explained in rela- !
tion to the road cost tables that this
was the cost of service, less the ter
minal costs, which, presumably, would
be practically the same for all the
roads, and eaually to be borne in all
Hearing; Adjourned.
The hearing adjourned to 10 o'clock
A. M. Monday at 4:30 P. M. yesterday,
to enable those participating to have
some freedom for the week end. The
commissioners have shown a disposi
tion to make every possible concession
in the effort to expedite the hearing.
It is expected that Mr. Newell will
be on the stand for more than an hour
tomorrow on direct evidence, and the
length -of the cross-examination can
not be determined, but it is probable
it will be postponed until a later date.
The railroad administration has ex
pressed the desire to have the evidence
of J. r. Woodworth. traffic assistant
to R. H. Aishton, northwestern regional
director, introduced at Portland in the
rate case. This testimony, it was in
dicated. would require considerable
Setiston May Transfer.
Present plans are for a continuation
f the session at Seattle Tuesday, but
there is a possibility of a change in that
programme, as the commission is desir
ous of doing what will best serve the
parties to tho case, and agreement by
.the counsel would doubtless be ac
ceded to as to the division of time.
. Henry C. Hall, Winthrop M. Daniels
and Joseph B. Eastman, the three mem
bers of the interstate commerce com
mission composing division No. 3 of
the commission, who came to Portland
to hear the evidence in the cases con
nolidated as. the Portland rate case, and
the Warrenton case, will ee the lower
Columbia river this morning from the
steamer Georgiana. The steamer i:
due to leave the Alder-street dock at '
o'clock, and will make 14 stops at land
ings on the way to Astoria, which
should be reached about 1 o'clock P. M
Breakfast and dinner will be served on
the river steamer.
B. K. Stone, chairman of the port
of Astoria commission, is to meet the
party at the dock and will have an
automobile ready for a trip that will
include the industrial district. Warren-
ton and points within the limits of the
port and may extend to a trip to Sea
ide and beach poin ts. but will ret urn
to Seaside in time to board the evening
train for Portland.
Warrenton Men Testify.
So far as Warrenton is discriminated
against by existing freight rates be
tween that point and transcontmenta
territory, the railroad administration i
willing that the disparity shall be wiped
Tut. but as to the portion of the inland
empire blanketed in the Portland rat
cae. the railroads will stand upon "th
spirit of the order in the Astoria rat
-case.'" I
When the hearing before division No. j
3 of the interstate commerce rommis
tion was resumed yesterday, the War
renton case was called.
O. B. Setters appeared as counsel for
Warrenton. and A. J. Perrington was
the first witness railed, testifying as to
yrelgnt rates. Jean Barlow, a merchant
and F. A. Wilson, mayor of Warrenton,
were also witnet-ses.
Mr. Perrington testified that Warren
ton pays 11 cents more per 100 pounds
than Astoria on shipments of fish to
Missoula. That Aberdeen, 41 miles fur
ther from Missoula than Warrenton.
has the same rate as Astoria; that
Ilwaco,.9 miles, and Nahcotta 21 miles
greater distance, have the came rate
as Astoria.
It was also shown that in the matter
of commodity rates between Warren
ton and points in the Columbia river
basin, there is a differential of 5 cents
against Warrenton. In tho matter of
grain rates, there is a higher charge of
from xz to 5 cents to Warrenton.
Mr. Barlow testified that Warrenton
is located 5.S miles west of the passen
ger depot at Astoria, and that Flavel.
the Hill terminals, is within the cor
porate limits of the town of Warren
ton, and its station located less than
two miles beyond the Warrenton depot,
but with a freight rate about 2 cents
Mayor Wilson Identified a freight bill
showing that $62 was paid for the
movement of a carload of coal from
Astoria to Warrenton. The coal had
been shipped from Provo, Utah.
C. A. Lawton, mayor of Hammond,
testified as to the business, population
and interest of that point In the rate
Higher Rate Defended.
W. D. Skinner, traffic manager of the
Spokane, Portland & Seattle railroad
and a member of the Portland district
freight traffic committee, was put on
the stand by the railroad administra
tion. He held that so far as rates be
tween Warrenton and points in the
blanketed area of the inland empire are
concerned, Warrenton should pay a
higher rate. He declared Warrenton
has no traffic by water. But because
of the wider blanketing of lumber
would concede that so far as lumber is
concerned Warrenton might be entitled
to the same rate as Atoria. Because of
the maritime commerce of Astoria, wit- t
ness did not oppose that point being
included in coast group, but thought
Warrenton suffered the same misfor
tune of any community just outside the
fringe of any grouping. He would be
willing that fish take same rates as
applied to Astoria.
Mr. Skinner introduced an exhibit
showing relationships of rates that are
involved in the Warrenton case.
Warrenton Rates Discussed.
In cross-examination of W. T. Skin
ner, the witness was asked by Attorney
Setters if, when Warrenton constructs
docks on the Skipanon river, he would
then be willing to grant the same rates
to Warrenton as to Astoria. Had the
business men of Warrenton come to him
and shown a reason for asking that
rates be changed, he thought, it might
have been adjusted. So far as witness
knew, there was no disagreement as
to the existing rates until this case
was filed. No business was moving to
call for the rates that are now being
asked for.
Chief Examiner Thurtell asked
whether he would admit that the same
commodity rates applied to Astoria
from the Inland Empire should be ap
plied to Warrenton. Witness said he
would not ; that Warrenton -does not
ship commodities beyond shipping a
case of canned goods or a jarof jam
once in a while.
Mr. Thurtell then asked as to class
rates and Mr. Skinner said it seemed
to him the same rule should apply as
to commodity rates. He argued that
to break down the rates at Warrenton
would result in demands to break it
down to the next point beyond.
Aberdeen Traffic In by Sea.
Commissioner Eastman asked whether
Warrenton should not be on a parity
with Aberdeen. The answer was that
there might be some relative claims
to an equality on soma rates, but that
Aberdeen is a seaport with consid
erable developed traffic.
The commissioner also asked
whether the present rates would not be
a handicap to the establishment of new
industries at Warrenton and he admit
ted that it might. He reiterated, how
ever, that it was his contention that if
benefit of rates were extended outside
of blanketed territory it would have a
tendency to disturb rates in other
In answer to Examiner Thurtell's
question, Mr. Skinner said he had
never agreed that it was proper to have
given Astoria the same rate as that
which had eisted to Portland.
It had been brought out in earlier
testimony of the witness that the dif
ferential against Warrenton is ?S i
car compared with Astoria.
Traffic Manager Testifies.
Frank W. Robinson, chairman of
th Oregon district freight traffic com
mittee and traffic manager of the Ore
gon-Washington Railroad & Naviga
tion lines, was then called by the rail
road administration counsel. He testi
fied that the Oregon-Washington has
no joint class raes to arnenton. He
would not say . to what might be
he view of the committee regarding
granting to Warrenton the same rates
as to Astoria, saying it had not been
before tlve committee.
Mr. Robinson voiced his objection of
he blanket rates as a stretching of the
blanket that would cause it to spread
other territory. He said it was not
with relation to Ue one point in the
application under consideration, but
hat he viewed with concern extending
the fringe of the blanket as fraught
with danger of disturbing the rate
Railway Property Valuation t'nknovrn.
Commissioner Eastman asked wit
ness what the property is held for that
is shown on the map as Oregon-Wash
ington & Navigation terminals. Mr.
Robinson said he was not familiar with
the property, but thought it had been
held a good many years. Attorney
Spencer submitted that the property
had been held many years, probably
10 years, and could not say at what
valuation it is shown on the books.
Counsels for Warrenton fjid not de
sire to make oral argument or oner
briefs, but reserves the right to make
protest and file briefs within 30 days
after receipt of the examiner's report
on the case. It is usual to allow 20
davs, but because of distance and time
transmission by mail the period for
action was made 30 days in the cases
under consideration.
J. P. Newell, coneulting engineer, re
umed direct testimony in the Oregon
Mrs. Bennett Was So Run-down
She Couldn't Do Her Work.
Gains Fifteen Pounds
Taking Tanlac
"A medicine that will do as much for
a person as Tanlac has done for me
is certainly worth recommending to
others," said Mrs. H. E. Basnett, of 579
Marion avenue, Sellwood district, Port
land, Or., to a Tanlac representative, re
"About a year aso I commenced to
suffer with stomach trouble," continued
Mrs. Basnett. "I began losing my ap
petite and didn't seem to relish a thins
that I ate and most of the time it just
looked like even the little I would eat
lodged right in my stomach, soured and
filled me up so badly with gas that I
suffered with terrible cramps and felt
sometimes like I could hardly get my
breath. I was troubled a lot with a
dull ache in the small of my back 2nd at
times the muscles In my back pained me
terribly whenever I so much as tried
to stoop over, and I also suffered a good
deal with bund, dizzy headaches, I al
ways felt cold and chilly, even when
near a fire, and I finally worried so
much over my condition that I was al
most a nervous wreck and couldn't
sleep, well and many a time I would just
lie awake for more than half the night
in perfect misery, and I got so awfully
weak and run-down after awhile that
1 couldn't do my hftueswork and had to
send for my mother to come and help
me. I was certainly bad off and noth
ing I took in the way of medicines and
treatments did me a particle of good,
in fact. I seemed to get worse all the
time instead of better.
"I then got to reading about Tanlac
and what it was doing for others that
seemed to be suffering like I was, so
my husband decided that it might help
me some and I began taking it, and to
day 1 am certainly feeling like a differ
ent person altogether. My appetite has
come back to me and nothing I eat
gives me a, particle of trouble after
wards, because my stomach now feels
as well as it ever did. All that pain I
had in my back is gone completely and
can now do all my housework, even
the washing, without a bit of trouble.
I have aetually gained about 15 pounds
in weight and am certainly very grate
ful to Tanlac for what it has done for
me. I have told my friends about my
experience with Tanlac and am only
too glad to tell anyone what I think
about it."
Tanlac is sold In Portland by the Owl
Drug company. Adv.
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Given to
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A special clearance offering of attractive
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public service commission action of
the consolidated 'Portland rate cases.
and was on the stand during the last
part of the afternoon session. Fur
ther explanation of the methods used
in determining cost of service, in tabu
lations of the distribution over the lines
of the actual cost is revealed by the
annual reports of the railroad to the
Oregon commission.
Service Costs Are Shown.
Witness testified that he had at
tempted to work out the costs of serv
ice on the various railroads over the
Cascades. The same methods were
used in compiling data concerning th
cost of moving traffic on the northern
ines that had been used on the Oregon-
Washington. Use of the same basis of
analysis for arriving at unit cost was
employed throughout, but the engineer
did not have access to as complete
detail information from the auditing
departments of the northern lines a
of the Oregon road. This was due to
inability, because of time limitations.
to go to fet. Paul to secure tne data
from general offices of the roads.
Exhibit No. Ill, cost of service on the
Northern Pacific, in which higher
terminal and distance, and lower re
sistance and excess train service costs
was shown in direct freight cost as
compared with the Oregon-Washington,
was also inspected.
The Northern Pacific expended less
ill 1917 than the Oregon-Washington!
for locomotive repairs ly about one
third, but on the other hand spent more
for freight car repair. This was
brought out to explain that in all cases
the attempt had been to adopt the
fairest method of estimating every
item and with design not to be unjust
to the railroads.
Profile of Roads Inhibited.
Exhibit No. 112 of the public service
commission is a profile of the Great
Northern. Milwaukee and Northern Pa
cific railroads between Spokane and
Seattle, and of the North Bank and
Oregon-Washington lines between Spo
kane and Portland.
Witness described the profiles and
denned the physical features of the
routes. Heavy grades shown on the
main line of the Oregon-Washington in
another exhibit are not within terri
tory covered by the line in the profile.
A map was uced showing a line of
equal road cost points to cither Port
land or seatue. In the district east of
the line road cost is less to Portland,
and west thereof the district is sub
divided into districts within which
traffic could he moved ' to Seattle or
Tacoma. as indicated by arrows, at a
coet as cheap as it could be . moved
from Walulu to Portland.
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A splendid showing of fine lace stockings in
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Boys' Hose
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Washington City Hacks Portland at
Interstate Commerce Hearing.
VANCOUVER. Wash.. July 2. (Spe.
oial.) Vancouver and Clarke county In
terests were at the bat yesterday in the
rate case which la beinff heard In Port-!
land by the members of the interstate
commerce commission. On behalf of the
city, county. Port of Vancouver and
Commercial club, W. J. Kinney was on
the stand, his testimony being to the ef
fect that grcosrraphlcally and physically,
and as to distances frort Columbia river
basin points. Astoria and Pufcet sound,
for all practical purposes this city was
situated similarly to Portland. He also
gave evidence as to the city's transpor
tation facilities.
Vancouver and Clarke county inter
ests are contending; that being simi
larly situated as Portland, they are en
titled to the same rates as the latter
tv. All the evidence inirooucca w
if of Portland was adoptea Dy me
."ancouver and Clarke county Interests.
Attnmevs W. K. Tales, for the county.
A. I. Miller, representing- the port. E. N.
Uivermore, Tor tne commercial emu
W. C. Bates for the city, have been
taking turns attending the hearing.
Martha Randall to Rejoin omen s
Protective Bureau.
Miss Martha Randall, formerly nurse
in the women s protective Dureau. re-
urned to Portland Friday, and will (o
back to work August 1 in ner ante
bellum position. She has Just recovered
from Illness which confined her to the
hospital at Fort Sheridan.
Miss Randall volunteered for service
with base hospital 4. ana went, to
KranceVvith that unit. Sh joined an
other hospital overseas, and stayed aft
er her own unit returned.
Sugar Stocks Soar.
HONOLULU. T. H., July IS. (Spe-
al. Honolulu Is experiencing
boom In sugar stocks. Dividend-paying
took has lumped to new levels in tne
past week. The practical certainty that
sugar will continue high In 1S20 and
the returning confidence In local busi
ness world are the reasons ascribed
for the sudden boom.
A crude oil burner, which he declares will heat a stove at a cost of
less than one-half rent per hour, is the invention with which J. K.
HaRtcerty. 372 Kast Clay street. Is planning to combat the high c-ost of
livinB. The device burns a combination Ras produced from crude oil
and water, oxygen from the water mixing with a carbonaceous gas
from the crude oil. The secret of the process lis-in the manner in
which the hydrogen Is handled. Tne burner Is claimed to be abso
lutely fool-proof, as this (rrade o( oil will not burn without water aa an
agent. The weisht of the device it less lhan( four pounds.
In installing the heater two tanks are placed 20 inches above the
stove, one containing oil, the other water, and connected by valves to a
system of pipes in the stove. To start the fire a match and a small
piece of paper are used. Then a little oil is turned on and later a
small quantity of water is added. In SO seconds a carbonaceous g-sa
is created from the oil and in turn an oxygen gas Is formed from the
water. Both gases mix in the stove, where they have been created by
heat and chemical action. This combination gas Ignites and burns
freely, giving an Intense heat, which can be regulated by valves.
Mr. Haggerty has applied for four patents to cover the various
processes of the apparatus, which is being manufactured at the Phoenix
Iron works of this city, making it a distinctly Oregon product.
Moscow Paper Ends Rumor That ex-
Monarch Is Still Alive.
(Copyright by the New York World. Pub-
LONDON. July 26. (Special Cable.)
A dispatch to the Daily News from
Copenhagen says the Journal Pravda
In Moscow puts an end to the rumor
that the ex-crar Is still alive and hid
den In aome far-away monastery.
The Pravda publishes a secret report
dated March 19 last by the committee
of. senators giving the names of 1
persons who helped In the murder.
simmer Activities Will Be Recorded
in Motion Pictures.
SPOKANE, Wash., July I. Activi
ties of Spokane's Boy Scouts at their
summer camp at Twin Lakes, in Idaho,
are to be recorded in motion pictures,
to be used for Boy Scout propaganda
purposes. It was announced today.
Later it is planned to take further
pictures of Boy Scoit activities nere
for the same purpose, it wa stated.
Site of Military Post Given by Pierce
TACOMA. July 2. The United States
government today officially accepted
title to Camp Lewis from this county,
according to word from the county's
attorney In Washington. D. C The dis
patch said the title covers the largest
numbers of acres ever presented as an
outright gift to the government. 62.000
acres being included.
Title to the land has been passed by
the examining department of the war
department by a board of review com
posed of lawyers, by the Judge advo-
tnd by Secretary of
papers, declared to
cate of the army
AVar Baker. The
have been the most voluminous exam
ined In any similar case, were found
correct and were accepted without one
The atmosphere of Zululand Is
clear that It is xaid objects can be
seen by starlight at a distance of cven
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Permanent positions open for office and
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