The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, July 04, 1920, Section One, Page 16, Image 16

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C. Strubbe Heads Oregon
and Ocean Corporation.
fompanj to Ungag Also In Stcve
' doring, Ballasting, Towing,
Ligbtcring and Bunkering. .
Organization of a new steamship
operating company, to be known as
the Oregon & Ocean corporation, was
announced yesterday by A. C. Stubbs,
President of the new concern. Other
officers are Captain W. Z. Haskins,
vice-president and general manager,
and Captain Frank Sweet, vice-president
and manager of the Astoria di
vision. The newly-formed corporation will
act as steamship agent and operator,
custom-house and ship broker, and
will also engage In stevedoring, bal
lasting, towing, lightering and ship
A. C. Stubbs was until his resigna
tion a few months ago general man
ager of the Columbia-Pacific Shipping
company. Captain Haskins has just
resigned from the position of vice
president and general manager of the
Oregon Stevedoring company and is
one of the two partners composing
the Monarch Shipbuilding company,
which completed the schooner Ecola
from a shipping board wooden hull.
He has commanded some 17 deep-sea
vessels an-d is thoroughly conversant
with maritime affairs.
Sweet In Charge at Astoria.
Frank Sweet, who will have charge
of the company's operations' at As
toria, is harbormaster of Astoria, a
member of the state board of pilot
commissioners and is actively identi
fied with all marine activities in the
lower river.
A Japanese steamer, the name of
which has not been made public, has
already been chartered by the Orejon
& Ocean corporation, it was announced,
and will be here about July 15 to load
for the orient. Further charters and
other developments of the company
are expected to be announced within
a few days.
In announcing the organization of
nis new company, Mr. stubbs said
"The press of Portland has on fre-
"lucni occasions recently aweit upon
the desirability of a closer relation
Khip between the ports of the Colum
bia and Willamette rivers. We have
felt that the interests of the com
munity would best be served through
close working relations between the
various cities and ports of the Colum
bia, and having this in view we have
extended the activities of the Oregon
&. Ocean corporation to include As
Strong Organisation la Aim.
"It will be the policy of the Oregon
Ocean corporation to build up
strong organization, having in mind
at all times building up of a perma
nent Columbia river business which
will be fully controlled and its entire
policy directed by local interests, that
the needs of the community may be
taken care of along lines that will
best tend to develop strong and im
portant shipping connections.
With a strong community spirit
behind the corporation, which we ex
pect to reciprocate for thorough, effi
cient and courteous service, we have
no doubt that we will fully realize our
Lower Freight Rate Balances Rise
in Price of Bristles.
Installation of direct eteamshtp
crvlce between Portland and the
orient has meant some profit and
much expediency to many Portland
industries, according to replies re
ceived by A. O. Clark, manager of the
Associated Industries of Oregon, to a
circular letter sent out to manufac
turing concerns of this city.
A striking example of the effect pf
direct service is given in the reply
- of the American Brush Manufactur
ing company, which imports bristles
from China. Though the imports of
this company amount to only about
one ton a month, the principle In
volved affects every bit of import
freight consumed in Portland manu-
Bristles for the manufacture of
. orusnes
received Dy this comDanv
from the far east formerly moved
through Puget sound. According to
the communication received by Mr.
Clark, a recent rise in the price of
bristles was more than compensated
by the economy effected- through
routing shipments directly to this
port, so that the price of the manu
factured brushes remained unchanged
in the face of an increased price of
raw material.
AVcst Hartland Leaves on Her Way
to Europe With Cereal.
The steamer West Hartland of the
Pacific Steamship company left down
from the North Bank dock at 4 o'clock
yesterday afternoon with a full cargo
of wheat and flour for 10 u rope. The
total value of the cargo, which in
cluded 5600 tons of wheat for Strauss
& Co. and 2000 tons of flour for the
grain corporation, was given as
beveral vessels, picked from the
trans-Pacific service out of San Fran
cisco and Puget sound, have been
loaded here with cereals for the At
lantic and Kurope, but the West
Hartland is the first of the local fleet
to be thus diverted because of the
falling off of business with the orient.
Former Commander Goes to Kobe
for Admiral Line.
Captain K. P. T. Wood, former com
mander of the wooden steamer By-
field, has been appointed by the Pa
cific Steamship company as master of
the steamer Wawalona of the oriental
service. Captain Erik G. Froberg,
whose place Captain Wood takes, has
been made port captain of the Ad
miral line at Kooe, japan, and sur
veyor there for the American bureau
of shipping.
The Wawalona will be lifted into
the port drydock Tuesday morning
for inspection and painting, and then
win stari loauing lor me orient.
Mysterious Disappearance Solved!
Wlien Missing Men Return.
HOQUIAM. Wash., July 3. (Spe
cial.) Late last March Burch Black
more, captain of the high school foot
ball team last fall, and William
Heath. Hoquiam high school irHdunte.
disappeared from home. and the
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tpper Mrs. Kliile Centro, wtmrnlnsr inntroctor at the Sellw4od park pool, telllni? the little stria how it la
done. Lower Three hundred boyi dodging; the hot weather at Peninsula park
search of their parents and polico
failed to reveal their whereabouts.
Both men had served in the navy
during the war, and it was thought
they had re-enlisted but the navy of
ficials said no. Yesterday th-s boys
came home in good health and tanned.
They explained that as "bluejack
ets" Neptune had called to them, and,
longing for travel and adventure on
.the high seas, tfcey sailed as deck
hands aboard the freighter Deuel of
the Struthers & Dixon company of
Seattle, which took them on a round
trip to the Orient, touching at Kobe,
Yokohama and several Chinese ports.
The boys expect to return to the high
Celebration Is by American Colony
in Mexico City.
MEXICO CITY, July 3. The met
bers of Provisional-President de la
Huerta's cabinet and the diplomatic
corps attended a ceremony today in
honor of American Independence day
The celebration was under the aus
pices of the American colony here.
Miguel Covarrubias, secretary of
foreign relations, appeared today as
the personal representative of the
president, who at the last moment
found he would be unable to attend
Patriotic speeches were delivered by
members of the American colony.
Log rafts containing; from 5,000,000 to 6,000,000 feet of timber are ballt by the Benvon l.ojrsringr company, operat
ing In the lower Colombia river. In cradlea of this type and are tben toned to Stin Dlepo to be cut into
lumber The first of these rafts to ko out thin Mummer Is) now on Its way down the coast The above view of
the empty cradle was taken from the midship section. The cradle is 720 fret lonar and 55 feet wide throucrh
the middle section of 400 feet, (aperlng to a width of IO feet at each end. Log are placed in the cradle and
bound securely with chains. The entire structure is then launched in meoh the same manner as a ship.
Similar cradlea are used b the Hammond Lumber company In rafting piling; to be towed to San Francisco.
I of the little fellows.
Roys and Girls of All Ages Enjoy
Cool Swim yWhile Rest ot City
Worrhes Willi Heat.
Hot July weather should not worry
the east side children the Sellwood
and Peninsula park pools were opened
up yesterday.
Both pools were opened yesterday
noon for the first time, and by 2
o'clock. 125 little girls were splashing
in the cool water in-Sellwood park,
under the watchful eye of the life
guard. Miss Gwendolyn Jane, and the
swimming instructor, Mrs. Elsie
Cetro. Big girls, little girls, middle
sized girls they were all there, the
little tots ventured out gingerly Into
the shallow water for the first time
while some of the older girls were
performing swan dives and fancy
swimming strokes like regular mer
Over In Peninsula park, boys of all
ages and sizes had gathered for the
opening of the pool. By 2:30 o'clock
300 young huskies were having water
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s and a generally
e the rest of the
n the heat. Some
clothed only in
natures garb, literally swarmed
around the shallow end of the pool.
J. G. Brown Is the swimming in
structor at Peninsula park and Myron
Wilsey is the life guard.
" W. H. Knapp, supervisor of city
playgrounds, announced the swim
ming schedule for both pools. At
Sellwood park the boys have the
pool Wednesdays and Fridays from
12 to-S:30 P. M., and on Sundays from
3:30 to 7:30. the girls having the al
ternate days and from 11 to 2:30
Sundays. At Peninsula park the girls
have the pool Wednesday, Friday and
Sunday at the same hour, while the
boys have the benefit of the four
other days.
Pilot of Airplane Escapes With
Only Slight Injuries.
SEATTLE. July 3. E. M. Welsh,
Seattle, an airplane mechanic, was
instantly killed at Snoqualmle, Wash.,
east of here, today, when an airplane
piloted by Frank B. Miller, also of
Seattle, crashed to the ground from
a height of 150 feet. Miller was only
slightly injured.
Hundreds of persons attending a
celebration, witnessed the accident.
Protest Made by Head of Oregon-Pacific
George Powell Declares V. S. Can
Not Compel by Law Any For 7
eign Nation to Trade.
Portland Chamber of Com
in connection with other civic
and port bodies of the Pacific coast,
has pointed to the possible injurious
effect upon commerce in the opera
tion of section 28 of the merchant ma
rine act, passed by congress and
which is now the law. The interstate
commerce commission has set aside
the operation of this section for
period of 90 days, or longer, with the
understanding that it may not be en
forced. But so long as it remains the
law it stands as a barrier to the per
manent establishment of service to
Pacific coast ports that might at any
time be disturbed by the invoking of
the law at the behest of rival ship
ping agencies.
George Powell, president of the
Oregon-Pacific company, takes issue
with Admiral Benson, chairman of
the United States shipping board, as
to the effect of the' operation of the
law In letter and spirit. He believes
that In it lurks the danger of losing
trade of the nations that have been
transacting the largest business with
Jthe United States Great Britain,
japan ana unina. Air. roweii saia:
I have read with interest several times
comments made by Admiral W. S. Benson,
chairman of the United States shipping
board, as published on page G in The Ore
gonlan of Friday. Admiral Benson states
that should foreign carriers divert their
business from American ports on the Pa
cific coast the shipping board would allo
cate American Bhlps to move the business;
also that the interstate commerce commis
sion would follow this action by other steps
which -would further protect the Interests
of the United -States against such foreign
efforts to defeat the purposes of the mer
chant marine act.
Competition A rain Faced.
Evidently Admiral Benson has given very
little consideration to the fact that for-
eisrn buyers usually control the routing of
their freight. It would be quite possible,
therefore, for orders to be received fn this
country and letters of credit opened at our
banks which would provide that shipment
must he made via a specified port of exit
and that the accomplishment of letter of
credit Is to be made only upon the presen
tation of an export bill of lading issued by
a foreign steamship line. It Is also evident
that Admiral Benson has given very little
consideration to the willingness of mer
chants In foreign nations which are so
grossly discriminated against by section 118
to continue trading In this country. it
must be realized that the war is over and
exporters in the United States are finding
themselves again face to face with ever-
Increasing competition of other nations.
Admiral Benson thinks that the threats
of foreign operators to place their ships at
ports on the Gulf and Atlantic or on the
Canadian Pacific coast are Idle and that
they could very easily continue to operate
via united States Pacific coast porta, ab
sorbing the difference between differential
rates which would obtain on freight mov
ing In American, bottoms and domestic
rates which would obtain on freight moving
n foreign bottoms. The present domestic
rate on steel from Pittsburg to Portland is
$115 a ton and the preferential export rate
Is $12 a ton. The present export rate
from Portland to Japan, China or Manila
on steel is $11 a ton. It would, therefore.
be necessary for a foreign vessel operating
from United States Pacific coast ports to
the orient to carry steel free and absorb
in addition $2 a ton for the privilege of
doing so. This is conclusive evidence that
recent announcements made by foreign
lines now doing business at Pacific coast
ports are not idle threats, as they will be
compelled to divert their ships to the Gulf
.or Atlantic or western Canada. In berth
ing their ships at Gulf and Atlantic ports,
except in a very few instances of minor
importance, there are no preferential im
port or export rates obtaining at those
ports, and even should the rail carriers be
authorized to publish export and Import
ratea to and from interior polnfti lower than
those obtaining on domputic tariff, on ac
count of the comparatively short hauls
the differential would in no case be very
great and, under forced competition, could
be so easily absorbed by foreign ship op
General Application Seen.
Admiral Benson points out that when. In
the opinion of the shipping board, ade
quate shipping facilities are not afforded
by American vessels the section may be
suspended, in which case preferential im
port and export rates would apply also
connection with foreign carriers. lie does
not aeem to give any consideration to the
fact that ordinary ethics of good business
will prevent foreign carriers from doing
business at American ports under suffer
ance, not knowing from day to day when
on request or their American competitors
the shipping board would invoke the law
under section lis and put them out of
He also Is unable to cbncelve how anyone
who has studied this law can assume tha
the shipping board would make any general
pplicatlon of section "H. From a very
careful study of the law we fall to find
anything which would Indicate that the
shipping board will not make a general
application of this section. In fact, lnsofa
the Pacific coast is concerned, we under
stand that section -8 was written by two
high officials of two very prominent Amerl
can steamship lines operating shipping
board vessels and was submitted to Senator
Jones by the general council -of the United
States shipping board supported by a mem
orandum with reference to reported simi
lar tactics on the part of Japan and Ger
many which have since been' discredited.
Trade Diversion Keared.
Insofar as the diversion of business t
Vancouver, B. C, is concerned, we find
rather difficult to dismiss this question
as easily as Admiral Benson does. I ai
unaware of any law of our country or ru
ing of the Interstate commerce commissio
which does or can be made to preven
shipments of merchandise or other com
moditiea being consigned to any individual
or company In a nearbv Canadian city,
Port Calendar.
To Arrive at Portland.
Vessel From Date.
Str. City of Topeka. . .ban ran . . ... . July
Str. Kverett -San Fran July
Str. Silver Shell San Fran July
Str. Wapama San Fran July
Str. Kttingham .San Fran July
Str. Celllo aan Fran July
Str. Slnasta San Fran July 1
Str. W'aban Orient July 1
U S. S. South Bend .. .San Fran July 1
Btr. West Keats China
.July 1
Str. Kongosan waru. .kodb
.July 1
M. S. Cethana
Str. Kastern Ocean
Str. Pomona
Str. Montague.....
Sir. Westward Ho.
M. B. Culburra . . .
Str. Hawarden. . . .
Str. West Nivarla.
. .Galveston
Juiv 1
. Seattle
.San Fran.
Orient ...
.July J'
.July 2
-July 2
.July l
.July 2,
.New York. .
.July 30
.China July 30
To Depart From Portland,
Vessel From
Str. Oregon. .
.orays warbor.July
Str. West Selene -N- Y.. f . o July 5
Str. Haxtum Europe July 5
Str City of Topeka ..San Fran July 5
Str Bearport England July 6
str -vv est Hesseitlne.. China July 6
Str. Coaxet .' Orient July 10
Vessels in Port.
Vessel Berth
M S Avance .Alb. En. & Mac. Wks.
Str. Bakersfield Alb. En. & Mac. Wks.
Str Bearport Montgomery dock.
Str. Coaxet Kalama.
Str. Daisy Putnam... St. Helens.
Sen. Ecola St. Johns mill.
Str. Hayden -Astoria..
Bkt. K. G. Pederson. . Hammond mill.
Bkt Kath. Mackall .. -American Can dock.
Str. Haxtum Willbridge.
Str. Oregon Albers dock No. 3.
Sch. -Oreaon Fir Peninsula mill.
Str Quiilwark Astoria.
Str. The Angeles Terminal No. 1.
Str Wawalona Terminal No. 4.
Str..West Hewseltine. Inman-Poulsen milL
c-. XX7 y GaUna . . Irvlnz rfrrk
1 jjtr West Wind Terminal No. 1.
air. Yoeeintte Drydock.
As such shipments would bo complete
transactions in themselves, I am unaware
of anything that could prevent them from
being resold at first point of destination or
reconsigned to Vancouver, B. C, on any
local preferential rate which the Canadian
transcontinental lines see fit to make.
In any event, the difference between the
combination of the local rate from pro
ducing points In this country to border
points In Canada plus preferential Cana
dian export rates cannot be compared with
the differences between our domestic and
preferential rates In this country on ac
count of the average haul from the manu
facturing points In our northern states to
border points or first destinations being
very short.
Admiral Benson seems to think, that all
the United States has to do to develop a
merchant marine is to pass laws. There
are some things that even tne tnuea
States government cannot do and one of
them la to compel foreign peoples to trade
in this country against their will. A suc
cessful merchant marine can only be de
veloped by a policy based on good faith ,
nd friendly - feelings toward ioreign na-1
tlona. Only under such a policy can for
eign trade be successfully developed. "With
out foreign trade we will not have a mer
chant marine, no matter what our laws are.
even if our government paid the entire cost
of operating American-owned vessels.
Increased Rates Predicted.
The effect of diverting export and im
port traffic from Pacific coast ports in
this country to those of our Atlantic and
Gulf undoubtedly will result in increased
domestic freight rates between points in
Pacific coast states and those in eastern
territory. Its effect on th car supply is ot
itnelf sufficient In importance to bring
about a most vigorous protest against this
law from all Pacific coast snippers. 1 nis
Is esnectally true of the lumber industry.
as the diversion of exports through British
Columbia will move into that territory
great many cars that ordinarily would
move to northwestern Pacific coast ports
In this country and enable lumber opera
jtors In British Columbia to compete In our
eastern markets with consiueraoie aa
vantage over producers in Oregon and
We most emphatically object to the prop
aganda carried on by the advocates of this
measure who continually state that the
only interests protesting against it are
foreign ship owners or those who have
aligned themselves with alien interests.
This Is a direct misstatement of fact. It
Is quite possible for a man to hold a penny
so close to his eye-that it can be made to
obscure the light of the sun. It is quite
evident that Admiral Benson, Senator Jones
and some American ship operators are de
luding themselves in believing that they
can control without question the foreign
trade of the world. They seem to give no
consideration to the fact that in 1019 our
exports to the United Kingdom were con
siderably . more than 9 J.0OO.0O0.000, or
nearly half of our total exports to all of
j Europe, or that our exports In 1010 to
apan were more than $36b. 000,000, or more
han half of our exports to all of Asia.
During the same period our exports to
China were more than $105,000,000, the to
tal to Japan and China being about t wo
rn rds of our exports to all Asia. The
principal foreign merchant marines dis
rim mated against under section "H of the
ones bill are those of Great Britain, Ja
pan and China. Can any law that we
make compel those nations to continue
trading with us, or Is there any law that
we can make that would prevent them
from imposing Import duties at their ports
gainst American goods arriving In Amer
ican ships which would equalize the dis
rlmtnatlon placed against American goods
which they Import and move in their own
Section 28 Protested.
A favorite excuse for the establishment
such a vicious law Is that the success
of the German merchant marine was based
on such a policy. A comparison of Ger
many's one sacoast with our three exten
ive seaboards and a comparison of the
inland waterways and railways of Ger
many with those of this country is sut
ficlent to discredit such an excuse and
make it ludicrous. The whole world has
Just been through a war lasting five years
which was due partially at least to the
norm 01 uermany to eliminate ioreign
competition in the development of her for-
lgn trade and merchant marine. Does
Admiral Benson or any other advocate of
section 28 want us to emulate such a dis
astrous policy?
It must be remembered that the deve
opment of our foreign trade and merchant
marine are international questions and
matters which must most certainly be so
considered and handled. In the best Inter
ests or both, so vitally Important to our
atlonal welfare and prosperity, and in
earnest desire to see constructive policies
relating thereto adopted by our government
which result in the peace and prosperity
f the entire world, we protest against
section 2a and urge its repeal.
fwln Screw Power Boat May Be
Launched Middle of July.
HOQUIAM, Wash., July 3. (Spe
cial.) The twin-screw powerboat
Blazer, which is being built at the
Chilman shipyards for the Queets
Trading company, Is fast n earing:
completion and probably will be
launched during the middle of July,
according1 to A. r . Leonard, manager
of the company.
Lnginoa for the craft are now on
their way from San Francisco aboard
the steamer Chehalis, wh ich is due
Saturday. The Blazer, when ready
for operations, will make regular
trips between Hoquiam and Queets,
carrying passengers and freight. Cap
tain A. 1. Green, former commander
of the power boat Phoenix, was today
appointed bkfpper of the Blazer.
Pacific Coast Shipping Notes.
SEATTL.K, Wash., July 3. (Special.)
With a large number of officers and men
of the United States navy taking part,
the Seattle harbor department's new navy
shore station at the foot of Washington
street was dedicated today. Rear-Admiral
Harry A. Field, commandant of the 13th
naval district, made an address accept
lng the shore station for the officers and
mvn of the navy.
A wireless message from Captain Fred
Wnrnf ri nxir rtf thti tftpamnhln Victoria
cm ,h. uto-n rv.t nf tit. v--oi huH hn
.iHinflred while bucking the ice floes be-
tween Nome and St. Michael and that th
steamship would be delayed in reaching
here. .She was scheduled to arrive next
Tuesday. It may be necessary to drydock
the Vessel on- her arrival here in event
her voyage to Nome on July 12 may have
to be postponed.
Fully 17 offshore craft, both sail and
steam, are now en route to the Hawaiian
Islands, and at least two-thirds of this
number will eventualy come to Puget
sound to load lumber, it was disclosed
here today.
Of the vessels bound for the Hawaiians
eight are en route there from Newcastle
and other Australian ports, while the
ether nine are voyaging from the west
coast of South America, most of the latter
with nitrates.
TACOMA, Wash., July 3. (Special.)
The Africa Maru, of the Osaka Shosen
Kalsha, was the only offshore arrival here
today. The Africa has a 5000-ton cargo
of general freight for the United States.
The steamer experienced a fair passage
across the Pacific this voyage. She will
be in port about ten days.
The Admiral Schley will be due from
San Fraiclsco Sunday night or Monday
morning. The steamer has about 7U0 tons
of freight here to load.
The Northland, of the Albers line, is
expected here Monday or Tuesday from
San Francisco with California freight for
local firms. y
The Dlable, operated by the Pacific
Steamship company, sailed this morning
bound for Europe. The steamer carried
OuOO tons of wheat from here. The de
parture of the Dlable clears up the wheat
vessels here tor tne present.
Business along the waterfront at Ta-
coma will be closed Monday, according
to longshoremen, who plan to take a va
cation and celebrate the Fourth. It is
probable that the only vessel working will
be the Admiral cscniey.
GRAYS HARBOR, Wash., July 8. (Spe
cial. ) The United States torpedo boat
destroyers John Francis Burnes and Bab'
bltt, moored this afternoon at the Ander
son and M taaieton qock, ana win oe open
for inspection by the public this afternoon,
tomorrow and Monday, except at meal
hours. The destroyers will be here untii
Tuesday afternoon.
The John Francis Burnes is commanded
by Frank N. Eklund. the Babbitt by Lieutenant-Commander
S. L. Henderson.
No arrivals or departures of merchant
vessels today. Ships In port tonight are
the steamer Car m el and the schooner Fred
J. Wood.
The auxiliary schooner Forest King, of
the Forest line, with headquarters here is
expected to be ready for cargo within a
Installation of her engines is well
ASTORIA. Or., July 3. (Special.) The
schooner Oreion Pine, with a cargo of
lumber from Prescott, shifted to the local
harbor at 5:30 this morirfng. She will
sail tomorrow for Melbourne, Australia.
The steam schooner Halco finished load
ing'lumber at the Hammond mill this eve-
ning and will sail during tha night for
San Pedro.
The steamer Hayden arrived at 9 this
morning from San Francisco and went to
the port terminals to take on iiOOO tons of
wheat for Kerr. Gifford & Co. She will
finish at Portland.
The steamer Quillwark arrived from San
Francisco at 11 :'M today and is to load
3000 tons of wheat at the Astoria terminals
before proceeding to Portland to finish.
The Quiilwark is commanded by Captain
Rankin, formerly master of the steamer
Rose City, and later of the steamer Beaver.
The steamer Rose City, carrying freight
and passengers from Portland and Astoria,
sailed at 6:30 this afternoon for San
Fra ncieco.
The steamer City of Topeka Is due to
night from San Francisco, via way ports,
en route to Portland.
COOS BAY, Or.. July 3. (Special.)
The new destroyers Fuller and Chauncey
arrived here this morning at 6:30. having
oeen sent on from San Diego from tne
Pacific fleet as an aid to the Marshfield
celebration. Hundreds of people are view
ing the destroyers.
The steamship Citv of Tooeka sailed at
9:43 this morning for Portland, having
been in port over night.
The gasoline schooner Hunter arrived
from the halibut banks at 12:50 this aft
ernoon with a fine lot of fish.
The steamer Johanna Smith sailed with
her cargo of l.SoO.OOO feet of lumber load
ed at the Smith mills at 2:40 this after
noon en route to San Francisco.
The steam schooner Tellowstone got
away this afternoon for San Francisco
with a lumber cargo for the North Bend
Mia & Lumber comDanv dock at 1:20
P. M.
SAN FRANCISCO. Cal.. July 3. Spe-
clal. The Pacific Mail Steamship com
pany s liner Newport sailea today for
Corlnto. via ports. The vessel went out
In command of Captain George S. Mac
Kinnon, veteran skipper of the company.
He succeeded Captain C. J. Holland, who
will take command of the steamer West
Tnskip when the vessel salis Monday for
the orient, relieving Captain Joe Tib-
betts, who is staying ashore for the trip.
With loO congressmen and their fami
lies on board for a Junket, the troopship
Great Northern will leave the transport
dock Tuesday for a cruise of the Philip
pines and orient. The vessel has been
completely overhauled and reconditioned
for the trip after her service as a troop
carrier on the Atlantic, and later on the
Pacific. The former Hill liner is one of
the finest and fastest of the army trans
ports. The British steamer Makura of the
Hind, Rolph Steamship company, arrived
today from Vancouver, to be converted
from a coal to an oil burner. The vessel
has been running out of British Columbia
Australian ports.
With her cargo restowed, the motor-
sblp Balcatta, operated by the Pacific
Motorshlp company, sailed yesterday for
Valpariso, via San Pedro. The vessel was
forced to discharge her cargo of lumber
and flour, loaded at Vancouver, when she
arrived here, on account of faulty loading.
According to the surveyors, she had a de
cided list following a shifting of her
Bound for Cuban ports with a full car
go of rice, loaded In this port, the Cuban
steamer Domingo Nazabel No. 1 sailed
today. This is the first off-shore trip of
the vessel. She was recently launched by
the Long Beach Shipbuilding company.
On the triangular run of the Matson
Navigation service the steamer Eastern
Gale left here today for Seattle en rout
to Honolulu.
PORT TOWNSEND. Wash., July 3.
(Special.) The steamer Cartona, In the
service of the American Export company,
sailed th Is morning down the s traits on
her loaded test. She will return tonight
to land the government inspectors and then
proceed to Cuba with a cargo of lumber.
She was built in Portland, being launched
last July.
The United States destroyers 277 and
'S arrived today from San Francisco
They will remain until Tuesday, when they
will shift to the navy yard at Bremer
ton. They will dock for cleaning.
The schooner yacht Invader, owned by
Captain John Barneson. of San Fran
cisco, passed in at Cape Flattery today In
tow of the steamer Siskiyou. She proceed
ed to Victoria.
Marine Notes.
The teamer Haxtum of the European-
Pacific line, which has been undergoing
repairs to her condenser, is expected to
depart - late tonight or early tomorrow
The steamer Bakersfield of the same
line, which is to take a full cargo of
wheat to Europe, is scheduled to start
loading Tuesday morning. She is now at ,
the plant of the Alblna Engine & Machine;
works, where she has been repaired. 1
The schooner Oregon Fir, loading lum
ber for Australia, dropped down from the
Peninsula mill to West port at 7 o'clock
last night to complete her cargo.
By working full crews of longshoremen
through the holidays, the Columbia-Pa-t-ific
Shipping company expects to have
t ho steamer Bearport ready to sail by
Tuesday morning. She will take a full
cargo of wheat to England.
The steamer Tosemlte, which was lifted
In drydock yesterday, is expected to start
loading by noon Tuesday at the Mont
gomery dock.
The Shell Oil company's tank steamer
Silver Shell, after an absence from this
port of four months, sailed from Sun
Francisco for Portland at 2 o'clock yes
terday afternoon.
The steam schooner Daisy, due at As
toria last night, has a cargo of cement
for Astoria. A fter discharging there she
will load lumber at St. Helens.
The st '-am schooner Oregon, which
brought freight to Portland in the serv
ice of the Charles Nelwon Co., will leave
for Grays Harbor light at fl o'clock to
night to load a return cargo of lumber
tor San Francisco.
The steamer srhooner Daisy Freeman
lft down at 8 o'clock last night for San
Francisco with a cargo of spru:e lumber
from the Multnomah Box &. Lumber com
pany's plant.
The freight and passenger steamer City
of Topeka of the Pacific Steamship com
pany will be due today from San Francisco
via Eureka and Coos Bay. She will depart
on her southward trip over this course
The steamer Effingham of the European
Pacific line will be due here Tuesday from
San Francisco with 000 tons or general
f reicht from Europe and the Atlantic coast.
She will load a full cargo of wheat here
for Europe.
The steamer West Selene, carrying the
last cargo of grain corporation flour to
go from the local harbor, will Hail Mon
da v. it was announced yesterday by the
Pacific Steamship company, which is op
erating her for the Pacific Mail Steamship
Movements of Vessels. 1
SEATTLE. Wash.. July 3. Arrived
West ham, Mornings tar. Kritisn toiumbta
ports. Departed fresioent. lor aan 1'oa -ro
via San Francisco; Horace X. Baxter,
for San Francisco: Admiral Sebree, for
Vancouver, B. C. ; Diablo. lor London via
San Pedro; Hroxton, tor Meiooume; Jvi-
fuki Maru, for i okohama and Kobe.
TACOMA, Wash.. July 3. Arrived Af
rica Maru. from Yokohama. Sailed Diab
lo for New York; Quadra, for Vancou
ver, B. C.
PORTLAND. July 3. Sailed at 4 P. M.
-Steamer West Hartland, for United
Kingdom, for orders; at 10 A. M. Steam
er Rose City, for San Francisco,
ASTORIA, July 3. Arrived down at 5
A. M. Schooner Oregon Pine. Sailed at
7 A. M. and returned at 11:40 A. M.
Staemer Manzanlta, from sea. Arrived at
9:35 A. M. Steamer Hayden. from San
Francisco. Arrived at 11:J0 A. M.
Ktoamer Ouillwark. from San Francisco.
Sailed at 8 P. M. Steamer Rose City, for
San Francisco.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 3. Sailed at 2
P. m. Steamer Silver Shell, for Portland;
Steamer Willamette, for San Pedro.
PORT SAN LUIS. July 3. Arrived
Steamer West Elcajon, from Portland, for
United Kingdom.
COOS BAY, July 3. Sailed at 10 A. M.
Steamer City of Topeka, for Portland.
Columbia River Bar Report.
NORTH HEAD. July 3. Condition
the bar at 5 P. M. Sea smooth
southwest, ten miles.
Myers' Backer Loses for btate Na
tional Committeewoman.
cial.) The Oregon delegation in con
ference late last nisrht ousted Mrs.
ipr,hin Othis of Portland as ra
tional committeewoman tor uregon
and reinstated Mrs. R. J. Schiefflin
of Medford to the office.
Mrs. Othis was backed for the place
by former Postmaster Frank S. Myers
of Portland. Mrs. Schiefflin is a sup
porter of Senator Chamberlain.
Note From Woman Reproaches Lad
for Leaving Her Letters Indi
cate Bootlegging and Holdup.
CHICAGO, Til. For & week or so
the police of Che East Chicago avenue
station had under surveillance a
young man believed to be & Mexican.
The young man his name was Paul
Torina has passed out of th juris
diction of the police and lies at
Schultz's morgue, 783 North Clark,
street. There are cix bullets in "his
Torina, who recently moved from
the Hotel Sherman to 1009 South Hal
sted street, was seated in the Cly
bourn Inn, 121 5 Clybourn avenue,
drinking soda water.
Three men entered the place. One
of them walked up to Torina and
with his fist knocked him off his
chair. As he lay on the floor tho
men drew their revolvers. Delib
erately they opened fire. Then they
ran to the street.
A Clybourn avenue car had stopped
near the scene of the shooting. The.
motorman No. 11755 leaped from
his car when he heard the chots. He
grappled with two of the men and
wrenched their revolvers from their
grasp, but they escaped.
A. jr. Scorza. head of a mission
across the etreet, ran to the scene.
He bent down over the body of
Torina. The man was dead.
The police from the Kast Chicago
avenue station appeared on the scone
few minutes later. Six men were
taken in custody.
A eearch of Torina's clothlnqr
showed numerous things. There was
a bank book of the Continental Trust
company of Pittsburgh, showing that
he had a balance of over $1000 there.
The clothing was of good quality, the
shirt and stockings of silk.
There was a letter from a woman
in Pittsburg. It was signed only
K., and reproached "Dearest Paul" for
leaving her.
Another letter indicated that To
rina had been bootlegging in the
Pennsylvania city. It was a request
for "several more cases' of the "same
On June 10 Torina was arrested as
a suspect in a holdup. He was taken
on ad isorderly conduct charge and
released, but the police kept an eye on
The came day he was arrested he
checked out of the Hotel Sherman
after a residence there of 13 days,
during which he had run up a bill of
nearly $60, which had been paid.
The police believe the el a in man
was implicated in several holdups and
burglaries that have occurred re
cently on the North Side.
Among the articles taken from his
pockets was a note with the name of
John Depisa on it. Depisa, who lived
at 1117 Chatham street, recently was
held to the grand jury by Judge Gra
ham in $20,000 bonds on a robbery
charge. Torina is thought to have
been a partner of his. ,
He is said also to have been a part
owner of the Belvidere cafe at S38
North Clark street.
Two dollars in cash and some
Mexican coins, were also found on
his person.
One of the men held by the police
is John Cilano, owner of the Cly
bourne Inn. He was not there at tho
time of the shooting, but the police
believe he may be able to throw some
light on the murder motive.
C S. Naval Radio Iteports.
fAll nowltinn reported at 8 P. M. unless
otlifrwiM1 indif-ated.)
TUG H K RCL LKS. wlttl log ran in tow,
Astoria for San Diego, ISO miles from
North Head.
I A K E KLYNUS, 340 miles south Ot
Tatoosh. San D1ro for Seattle.
ERNEST H. MEYER, Everett Tor sail
Pedro. 3"o miles north of San b ranclsco.
TUG STORM KING, with drydock pon
toon In tow. Port Angeles for San r ran
clsco. TiOO miles from San Francisco.
CITV OF TOPEKA, Marantieia lor I'ort-
land, south of Columbia river at J. M -
DAHO. Kverett for san t'earo, a miics
south of Tatoosh.
JOHANNA SM IT1I, Coos Hay lor ian
Francisco, 3-4 miles north of San Fran
cisco. .
SCHLEY, San Francisco ror beanie. .u
inilfs from Seattle.
EVERETT. San Francisco for Portland.
15 miles south of Columbia river.
LYMAN STEWART, Port San Luis for
Vancouver. miles from Vancouver.
ROSE CITY, Portland for San Francisco,
miles smith of Columbia river.
HARTWOOD. Grays Harbor for San
Francisco, 4N miles south of Grays Harbor.
FORT W A YNE, Portland for Port San
Luis, J0 miles south Point Arena 8 P. M.,
JULURLINE. Honolulu for San Francisco,
J50 miles west of San Francisco, 8 P. M.
JUV. "v. HERRTN, Monterey for Portland,
20O miles from Monterey.
EL S EG C N DO, J uneau for San Pedro,
340 miles north of San Pedro.
SILVER SH ELI. San Francisco for Se-
tut miioM from San t ranclsco.
a r i l R A I. DEWEY. San Francisco
Seattle. 0 miles from San Francisco.
WI LLAM ETTE. San Francisco for Re
dondo. 55 miles south of San Francisco.
SALINA. Port San Luis for Shanghai,
104 miles west Port San Luis.
C V Smith, San Francisco for Coos
Bav. L'.-i miles north of San Francisco
WAPAMA. San Francisco for Portland,
127 miles north of San Francisco.
WHITTIER, Port San Luis for Eureka,
31 miles from Eureka.
QUEEN, Seattle for San h rancisco. 81
miles from San Francisco. TArn
CEL1LO. San Francisco for San Pedro.
23 miles from San Francisco.
viririvr.H x M. San Francisco for Port
land. 32 miles north of San Francisco.
EASTERN OCEAN, an 1 enro iwi w
Francisco. 0 miles souTn 01 an rm.B.u.
ADMIRAL FAKKAUU i , ean r "' 01 "
for Wilmington, 105 miles from San 1- ran
cisco. M L.n.i0,.n nft
n .K EX. Seattle tor emu
Punta Gorda, noon. July 3.
iBTtfiis at tude 4u:i norm, joi.ri-
Sn Francisco
from Westp'ort. distance L'08 miles, for last
24 hours, noon. July
Prince Rupert.
rt c 33'i miles from Klchmonfl.
uvaiv.s San Krancisi-o
for Seattle,
30O milea nortn an Jranrii.
for San
Pedro. 417 milrs from Linnton.
VICTORIA, isome ior oeamc
f roe r iattery. o
CITY osPOKAXB, Seattle for Yoko
hama. 76U miles irom oui " -
July 2. . . ... n t.. 1 w.jrv,r
X- , an miles from Vancouver.
on'llWl N low UK oarKe ' .
Pedro for Seattle. 40 miles rrom Seattle.
DIABLO, l aroma ior utiucu
45 miles from beatlic.
CARTONA. 8 miles, from Port Townsena
returning from trial trip.
Tides at Astoria Sunday.
High. 1-ow.
2:07 A. M
3:20 P. M
.8.1 feet!B:08 A. M 0.0 feet
7.4 feet :)9 P. M 3.0 feet
Sea swallows" eggs are a choice dJsh
at Chinese banquets, but they are
terribly expensive. A dish for a din
ner party of a half dozen persons may
cost as much as $50.
$125 cash and $25 per month will
buy a Ford delivery car. It's in good
mechanical shape and has good tires
all around.
Northwest Auto Co.
Alder at 18th