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TnE SUNDAY OREGOXIAX, PORTLAND.- MAT 15. 1921
OUT I ER COMES
PORT TIE-UP EVADED
Col. E. L Drake Sails Under
FULL CARGO IS CARRIED
TV. S. Miller Due to Arrive in Port
land May 2 0 to Discharge 40,
000 Barrels of Gasoline.
Moving with all the stealth and se
crecy of a blockade runner in war
time, the Standard Oil company's tank
. steamer Col. E. L. Drake slipped into
the Columbia river yesterday morning
and docked at the Standard Oil plant
at 7 o'clock last night with a lull
cargo of fuel oil. Because of the seri
ousness of the tie-up at San Fran
cisco resulting from the marine work
ers' strike and the desire of the com
pany to avoid disorder at the port of
destination, the Col. E. L. Drake was
sent out of San Francisco under sealed
orders, and her destination was known
only to her operators and the few
persons taken into the confidence of
the Standard Oil company.
Arrival First In Week.
This tanker is the first coastwise
vessel to come here in more than a
week. Practically all of the vessels
ope rating in the Pacific coastwise
traffic have been tied up at their
home ports as fast as they finished
their first round voyages after May 1
and have been deserted by their men
and officers. The majority of the
fleet of tankers, steamers and steam
schooners are at San Francisco.
Announcement was made by the
local office of the Standard Oil com
pany yesterday that the new tanker
w. S. Miller, now out on her second
voyage from Baton Rouge to the Pa
cific coast with gasoline, will come
to Portland about .May 20 to discharge
40.000 barrels of gasoline. This will
be the first direct shipment of oil
from the Gulf coast to Portland for
more than 18 mouths. The W. S.
Miller has aboard some 80,000 bar
rels of gasoline and will leave half
her cargo at Point Wells before com
ing to Portland to discharge the re
Anxiety Sot KxprrHiseU..
o concern over the delay to ves.
sels by the marine strike is professed
by officers of the Standard Oil com
pany, and it i9 declared that the com
pany will be able to operate enough
tankers in the coastwise trade, in
spite of the strike, to prevent a local
shortage of either fuel oil or gaso
line. According to local officers of
ti 3 company, the Col. E. L.. Drake is
manned by a regular crew, as arc the
other vessels of the Standard Oil fleet
An entirely different version of the
effect of the strike upon the oil tanker
fleets has been reported to the local
headquarters of the striking marine
unions. These reports state that the
tankers are being manned entirely by
non-union men and that the refiner'
ies and plants of all the oil companies
throughout California are being
combed for men with a knowledge of
engines to become marine engineers,
and for ex-navy men to act as sailors
during the emergency.
NEW OIL CARRIER WILL FILL HER TANKS WITH WHEAT FOR EUROPE.
One of the most widely-discussed developments on the Portland water1 front during the past week was 'he
charter of the 12.000-ton tank steamer Swlftscout to take a full cargo of about 10.000 tons of wheat to Eu
rope for the Northern Grain & Warehouse company. The Swlftscout is one of the seven big tankers built by
the Northwest Bridge & Iron company of this city for the Swiftsure Oil Transport company of New York. Vwo
of these tankers the Swiftscout and Swifteagle were tied up here after they were ecompleted because tiere
was not enough activity in the foreign oil trade to justify their operation.
The interest of he water front is centered upon the loading of the tanker they were completed because there
design for such an entirely different purpose.
-TOO STEMDS LUCKY
5" V CRKW S I G YE D Al'TKB
ttifhJIo and Will pole of AVilliams
" Liihe Avoid Tie-Vp Caused by
One of the luckiest accidents that
ever befell a steamship company,
according to A. C. Ca Man. Portland
manager for the "Williams Steamship
company, was the labor trouble
aboard the steamers WiHhilo and
Willpolo before the present .strike
started, which caused new crews to
be signed at Pan Francisco for the
round voyage to the Atlantic coast
and back to San Francisco.
When steamers of other lins were
bein:? delayed or tied up because of
thp marine workers' strike, the four
steamers, in the service of the Will
iams line have been operating- without
trouble. As it happened, the two
vessels on t he Pacific coast had
crews signed to take them back to
the Atlantic, and those on the Atlan
tic had crews signed for the trip
bark to the Pacific.
The next steamer of the Williams
line to call here will bp the Willsolo.
now loading at Tacoma. She is ex
pected at Portland May 23.
Steamers of the Williams line, ft
Ttas announced yesterday by Mr. Cal
lan. will hereafter make the stop at
Portland on every trip before pro
ceeding to Puget sound. This rout
ing will assure local consignees of
the quickest possible delivery of
west-bound freight, as the delivery
of the freight to local warehouse's is
delayed at least a week if it is car
ried past Portland to Seattle. Ta
coma and British Columbia and then
. brought back when the steamer
come here to load a decktoad of lum
ber as the last of her east-bound
FRUIT SHIPMENTS TESTED
STE A MER EQUIPPED AS EX
PER I M E Y T A h L ABOR ATORY.
Cargo Space Divided Into Compart
ments in Which Different Con
ditions Can Be Controlled.
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 14. The
steamer Charles H. Cramp is being
equipped by the Atlantic, Gulf and
Pacific Steamship company for use as
a practical laboratory for experiment
ing with the shipment of citrus fry. -a
and vegetables from the Pacific
coast through the Panama canal to
eastern markets. The plan is being
worked out in co-operation with the
preservation of fruit and vegetable
j sun r 3uavi Hxax oj txru atn
jo j jjod sim ujojj M)Jq qi So paavtd fiaaq
According to Swayne & Hoyt the same
eaatbound rates will apply as those cov
ering1 shipments from here to New Orleans.
With general merchandise loaded tn
Belgian ports, the freighter Effingham of
the Williams-Diamond company, arrived
A rough bar forced the gas schooner
Coquille to return to port here today. A
strong northwester was blowing outti.de.
VANCOUVER, B. C, May 14. (Special.)
Robert Dollar, the crack ship of the Dollar
Steamship company's fleet, arrived In
port this morning from New York. She Is
one of the largest ahips on the Pacific,
being 10.000 tons deadweight, and is the
giant of the Vancouver home fleet." The
big vessel is 5-J feet long, ttJ feet Deam
and 40 feet moulded depth. She was
built fn Brenifrrhaven, Germany, and was
purchased by the Dollar company from
the British government. Outbound from
here for the round-the-world nervice via
the orient, she will be loaded to her
marks with lumber and general cargo. The
nadlan government merchant marine fleet,
built at Wallace yards, was put into com
mission here today, and will go to Grays
harbor Monday tu commence loading lum
ber for Australia. She will complete her
STRIKE HOLDS VESSELS
STEAMER W I LIiAiM. ETTE STAVS
AT ST. HELENS DOCK.
West .Vivaria Will Finish Loading
for Orient and Officers Say Will
Sail on Schedule Tomorrow.
Tides at Astoria
7:07 A- V 7.2 ft.t :SS A. M.
S:13 P. M 8.2 ft.l :50 P. M.
. 2 7 f t
To Arrive at Portland.
Sedg-pool w- C. iS. A May 16
Kktern Sailor Kurope-S. F. . . May 1
fcteel Voyager San Fran May tf
Liberator N. Y.-San Fr-.May ltf
Kinfc Antwerp May lti
W. S. Miller Baton Rouge. . Mav 20
Asumaaaa Maru New Vork May JO
Formosa .....Kobe May 20
Tokutuku Maru Orient May JO
Bearport North China. . May l
1 orator Seattle may o-.
.Willaolo New York May i'3
,ilao Maru Orient May 4
-Anna K. Morse N.Y.-S.F. ....May J3
Montague Orient juay ,JT
Steel Atre N- Y.-San Fr.. Mayas
Nourderdylc Europe May 30
WlUfaro N Vork. ...June
Ab. reus Orient June Ifi
Benvenue Yokohama ...June 15
To Depart From Portland.
Steamer Kor Date.
West Nivana North China. . May 1
Eastern Sailor. .v .... Kurope May 17
Tiun New Vork.....Alay 17
Ye! la Port.
Anson S. Brooks Terminal No. 4.
ten'edt Klevator dock.
apt. A. F. Lucas. . .Standard Oil dock.
Coaxft Victor. a dolphins.
Klbck Victoria dolphins.
C-m. U. Hmd bku)..St. Helena
Iitt-i:kl Maru Columbia dock.
Mmd-ro iHc-h.) Clark-Wllaon mill.
Swiftscout East & Western mill.
Nivari Supple-Ballin dock.
WtllaaiU ..bU ileleas.
Sixteen carloads of silk are due on the
steamer Tokushima Maru on Monday from
tht; orient and 120 tons of general cargo.
The silk will be hurtled ashore for ship
ment overland. Kght o'clock Monday
morning the steamer Empress of Russia of
the Canadian Pacific ocean service Ih due
to arrive at quarantine from the orient
with more than 1 1 00 passe n ge rs a board
The speedy liner has $4,000,000 worth of
silk in her hold
When the steamer Canadian Skirmisher
sails from this port next week for Aus
tralia the will inaugurate the refrigerator
service for the Canadian government mer
chant marine between this port and the
Antipodes. A large shipment' of mild
cured fish will go in this space this
trip. Two other boats of the government
fleet will have insulation installed for
cooled space within the next two months.
Frank W. Walters, deep sea diver of this
city, was notified today that the federal
court of the United States had awarded
him S12tW as his share In the contents of
the purser's safe on the sunken Princess
Sophia off t he coast of A laska. Walters
brought the safe to the surface.
Movements of Vessels.
POnTLAVP. May 14. Arrfved at 10:30
A. M.. bteamer Artlgas. from Portland,
Me., and way ports. Arrived at 5 P. M..
steamer Col. K. U Brake, from San Francisco.
ASTORIA. May 14. Arrived at 5 and
left up at 8:30 A. M., steamer Col. K. U
Drake, from San Francisco. Left up at
midnight, steamer Artigas.
SAN FRANCISCO. May 14. Arrived at
10 A. M., steamer Effingham, from Ant
werp, for Portland.
BALBOA. May 12. Arrived, steamer
Hanley. from Columbia river, for Naples.
CRISTOBAL. May 12. Arrived, steamer
Oranl. from Portliind for United Kingdom.
Sailed, steamer Statesman, for Liverpool
Passed at 7:20
ST. HELENS, May 14.
A. M., steamer Artigas.
SA V FKA VCISCO. May 14. Arrived
rrringham, from Antwero: Rainier, from
project of the federal bureau of mar- carg0 here and sail from thig port next
Cargo space will be divided into
compartments in which different con
ditions can be produced and con
trolled. In the tests it will be possi
ble, according to the officials, to
make records under variable transit
onnrtitinns Factors to be studiea in
elude temperature, ventilation anu
humidity, and the equipment oemg
placed in the Cramp will make pos
bible study of these conditions, indi
uinfiiiv anri in combination.
Oranges, lemons and apples will be
the principal fruits to be transported
in the Cramp. The ship will ply be
tween the Pacific and Atlantic coums
while the tests are being made, hev-
eral of the American steamsnip
iH in he interested in this ex
naHmAr.t. fnr its oosstbiitties in smp-
mP.nt of neris'hable fruits not only to
the eastern markets but to burope.
Two shipments of fruits irom ah-
fAi-nl throueh the canal nave a.
rdv been made. Twenty-five car
loads of lemons over the tanai rout
-r rurentlv landed in Jew i u
-,;h ..utiufMrtorv results, but exper
ence demonstrated that it would be
neoessarv to ship oranges this wa
. -i r-icr-j t ion Roth of the
..i,;Bnti: prp nccomDanied by rep
resentatives of the bureau of markets.
Pacific Coast Shipping Notes.
tcrnpii fir Mav 14 (Special. V
The steamer Artigas arrivea ai.n-o"
iH -nrt went to Portland to take on
- (ho fan tic seaboard.
Bringing a cargo or iuei on -'
line the tank steamer oionei r. l, w
. fir-int'k this morning from
..iun,i.. unH wAni to t'oriiana.
The British steamer aioiapu.
cargo from rornana '
n-tnnr wnri Knsmpton. sailed at 4. JO
venMir for Australia.
Ti, etaamo- TPVaO Will DC UUe I
'ciock tomorrow morning from Seattls
en route to Portiano.
TArnuA Wash.. Mav 14. (Special.)
The TeHHti, of the American-Hawaiian line,
sailed today for New York via ports. The
vkpI was expected to lake some cargo
.. . u.iiituriiuiTi. hut nlans were changed
The vessel took considerable lumber from
here on this voyace.
Th. wiii.nin of the Williams line Is
expected to get away tomorrow morning
for downsound ports and Portland. Cap
t.,in w H Mctiahun. who is on his first
visit ta this coast, is accompanied by his
family The Willsolo is one of the be
looklng and best kept vessels of the Will
iams line making Tacoma. The vessel
has copper and lumber this trip from
Tacoma and some general freight.
After loading general cargo at Tacoma
the Julia Luckenbach sailed last night for
New York via ports. The Luckenbach
took 1.000.000 feet of lumber from Ta
coma as a part of her cargo
An inspection has been made here with
in the past f-w days of property belonging
to the emergency fleet corporation by a
representative of the Chinese government.
Jut how much property Is being con
sidered In the deal supposed to be pend
ing is not slated, but it is believed a
large part of the supplies stored here may
be taken. It Is estimated that Tacoma has
about 5.000.0iM worth of marine supplies
stored at this depot.
GTtATS HARBOR. Wash.. May 14.
(Special.) The steamer Colin H. Living
stone, recently allocated to the North At
lantic Western Steamship company, ar
rived here from Seattle at R o'clock yes
terday afternoon. She wan the first boat
to enter the harbor since Sunday. She will
take on a cargo of 2.000.000 fet of lum
ber at the National mill. Hoquiam, and
the Bay Citv mill. Aberdeen.
The onlv other ship in the harbor is the
f-jur-masted schooner Forest Home. i
KAN FRANCISCO. May 14. (Special.) !
Assigned to the passenger and freight
service of the Bast Asiatic company be-1
tween Copenhagen and San Francisco an J
Pther ports of the Pacific coast, the
Danish motorship Ftonia is due to arrive
here tomorrow from Europe. Two other
of the company's motorships recently com
pleted are now en route to this port from
Europe via the orient. They are the Aus
tralien. which Railed from Dalny March $
and the Panama, from Copenhagen vU
Moji. Both of these vessels are of the
same type and are much larger than the
Fionia, with a regictry of 4'27 net tona
Out 141 days from Grays Harbor iO
Callao. Peru, ward was received here yes
terday that the schooner LVfiance had ar
rived at the latter port Friday. News .of
the vessel's arrival was received In local
shipping circles with joy. as fears were
entertained by her owners and the In
surance companies for her safety. The
Defiance is in command of Captain Single
man and a crew of about ten men signed
on at this port. The vessel Is owned by
the F. K. Wood Lumber company and car
ried a sbipment of 750,04)0 feet of lumber.
A radio received here today from Cau
tain J. H. Trask of the Oceanic Steamship
company's liner Sonoma said the vessel
would arrive here In quarantine Tuesday
morning at 7 o'clock. The yesael ia. one
day ate in making port.
A direct service between this port and
n.lMtlnn hum hen t a hi iwhirt hv Swivnf
&. Ho)t. Tlia steamer Laite 4junai baa -Minor,
REFUGEES PUT TO WORK
famine Sufferers in China Will
Make Kfforts for Harvest.
NEW YORK. Hundreds of thou
sands of famine sufferers who were
concentrated in refugee camps in
China during the winter have been
compelled by authorities to return to
tneir home provinces and attemp
raising new crops this year.
iius au.iun was taKen. according
co caDie advices received from Pekin
by the China famine fund: because
officials considered it necessary for
the good of the entire population that
efforts be made for a harvest this
year throughout the famine area. As
the camp refugees were generally
well fed during recent months, they
were picked to pass the summer
months at their former homes.
Refugees who have already startei
he homeward journey were suDDlied
with food and money by relief or
ganizations. In many cases, the
imine victims were given food for
two weeks and funds lo buy addi-
lonai iood tor a month. Seeds for
planting were furnished in abundance.
transportation was furnished trt-t.
by the railroads.
VEMZELOS MOW IN. EXILE
Greek Statesman, Discredited, lAv
Ing in Principality ot Monaco.
NICE. Eliphtherios Venizelos, the
Greek statesman, who left Greece
ifter his political downfall and the
recall of King Constantlne. has chosen
as his place of eSile for the present
a modest hotel in the principality of
Monaco near the French frontier.
"I am here as a simple resident'
said he- to the correspondent. "1 am
here to rest and to forget."
M. Venizelos read without interest
:he report that the Italian govern
ment had placed at his disposition a
torpedo-boat destroyer to take him to
Greece so to direct a rising, supposed
then to be in preparation, against
King Constantlne. He not only denied
the report, but-declared he had no
designs againBt the present regime
in Greece and no intention of return
He was very sorry that the Greek
army had been . defeated ih Asia
The Columbia river experienced its
first tie-up of a privately owned ves
sel because of the strike when the
steam schooner Willamette, of the
McCormick line, was unable to depart
from St. Helens. The Willamette ar
rived in the river March 24 and laid
up at Hie St. Helens Shipbuilding
company's plant for extensive repairs.
These repairs were finished a few
days ago, and the steamer shifted to
the McCormick Lumber company s
mill to load lumber for California.
She was fully loaded yesterday and
ready for sea except for a shortage
of men and officers.
The shipping board steamer Eel
beck, operated here by the Columbia
Pacific Shippipg company, yesterday
finished loading a full cargo of wheat
under charter to the Pacific Grain
company, but instead of going down
the river toward the sea. moved to
the Victoria dolphins to tie up until
her personnel is'adequate to allow her
to depart. The Eelbeck has aboard
27-M47 bushels of wheat destined for
The schedule of the North China
line of the Columbia-Pacific Shipping
company calls for the departure of
the steamer West Nivaria for the
orient Monday. Officers of this com
pany yesterday predicted that she
would depart on schedule. The re
tention of this company's contract to
carry mail for the government de
pends upon maintenance of schedules,
and the announced policy of high gov.
ernment officials in Washington has
been to brook no delay to United
States mails because of the strike.
The West Nivaria was yesterday tak
ing aboard the last of her cargo at
the Supple-Ballin dock and will be
fully laden in time to depart on
LIXDVIG LINE TO BE REVIVED
Norwegian Craft Coming Here to
Load for South America.
The Norwegian steamer Pacifico of
2293 net tons register, which will be
due at San Francisco tomorrow from
Cardiff. Wales, will come to Portland
to load for the' west coast of South
America in a resumption of the old
Llndvig line, according to informa
tion received by local agents.
The steamship line operated under
the Norwegian flag by A. O. Lindvig.
was the precursor of the General
Steamship corporation, and according
to information here, this line is to be
revived by C. Henry Smith. San Fran
cisco ship owner and broker. Rolph
Mills & Co. are northwest agents for
the proposed service.
The British steamer Benledi shifted yes-
terdav afternoon from the Portland Flour
ing: Mills company's dock to the Pacific
Coa-st Elevator dock to continue loading
a cargo of wheat for Europe. She is op
eruting under charter to the Portland
Flouring Mills company.
Tht steamer Artigas, of the North At
lantic & Western Steamship company,
docked at municipal terminal No. 2 yes
terday morning in the intercoastai serv
ice. After discharging and loading a
small amount of freight here she dropped
down the river to .Astoria to load a ship
ment of canned salmon for the Atlantic.
John I,attar of Balfour, Guthrie & Co.,
has returned after an absence of several
months, during which he visited Europe
and Australasia on business for his com-pany.
TACKLES GLUT JOB
Acceptance of Reparation
WAY FOR TRADE OPENED
RUSSIAN COLONEL NURSE
Handsome Cossack Kefuiree Be
comes Domestic fn Greece.
ATHENS. Russian officers former
ly of General w rangers army, who
were brought to Greece when th,
Crimea was evacuated and who have
found it impossible to secure other
employment, have turned their hand
to domestic and household pursuits.
Recently one of them was seen on
the streets of Athens wheeling a
baby carriage. He was a handsome
Cossack colonel and his sturdy build.
martial air and fine features made
him a conspicuous figure. His charge.
a rosy-cheeked baby belonging to a
wealthy Athenian family, took evi
dent delight in its stalwart, good-
natured nurse. who showed the
youngster as much care and affec
tion as the. most devoted mother.
The servant problem does not exit
in Athens. .At least the Greek house
keeper has' no such difficulties in this
respect as her sister in America, for
she can always fill the places of
maids, cooks and kitchen hands with
former Russian soldiers and officers.
tf whom there are thousands in
These exMnllitary men are willing :
o take up the most humble calling if j
it will bring them bread and .shelter. !
Hundreds of them are now acting aj !
waiters, butlers or cooks In Greek I
households and restaurant.
Main Problem So-hred, Derclopment
Is Expected to Begin U. S.
Business Still Drags.
BT STUART P. WEST.
(Copyright by The Orenonian.)
NW TOKK. May 14. (Special.) The
broad view of Germany's acceptance of th6
reparation termi is that It prepares the
way for her re-entrance into the commer
cial league of nations and as such Is an
accomplishment of great significance to
the trade future of the world. The growth
of German exports has already been not
able, but it has been due entirely to th
extremely low value of the mark in terms
of other currencies.
Before 'Germany could really launch out
into a campaign for world commerce an
develop her buying power for the bene
fit of other nations, she had to know what
she had to pay under the reparation!
claims. . Xow that this has been settled,
her main development will begin. The
per cent export tax will not be a serious
handicap because it will be tacked
to export prices and will still be offset,
fn competition with other countries, by the
low value of the mark.
Naturally, much will depend upon
ceptabllity of the new German reparation
bonds. If these go well it will hasten Ger
many's economic restoration; If they prove
hard to sell it will retard her commercial
expansion. But inasmuch as it will be
thought common interest to make a sue
cess of the reparation loans, they will be
sura of the united support ot the banking
communities and can count upon powerful
influence being brought to bear upon in
vestment capital of the nation to absorb
German Outlook Brighter.
The very sharp advance in German
exchange, and the simultaneous upward
move in German government securities are
sufficient indication to banking cir
cles that the German outlook is good
Likewise they are a convincing answer to
the question of Germany's ability to pay.
The new high levels reported during the
week in other European exchange are
partly a response to the reparations set
tlement which holds forth the prospect o
France. Belgium and other continental al
lies beginning payment before long on their
But more largely the upward move
ment in sterling, francs and lire is the
result of extraordinary reversal in their
foreign trade relations, a subject which
had already come in for a creat deal of
attention, but which was more sharply
defined by the publication of our own ex
port and import statistics for the month of
April. It was shown In these April fig
ures that the balance of our sales over
purchases had shrunk to the low level of
SS.yooo.OOO and that this was more th
offset by the Import of WJ. 000. 000 tn gold
This visible debit against the United States
would be considerably augmented by reck
oning in the invisible Items, for with tha
most liberal estimate of what Europe
owes us for interest on loans, both public
and private, this is nowhere near equal to
her credit in the carrying trade plus the
sxpendtture of American - tourists abroad
Curope Already Liquidating.
Thus it appears that Europe has al
ready begun to liquidate the obligations in
curred during the war. When we remember
that it was less than a year ago that
any people, some of them in high places.
were talking about the possibility of Eu
rope going bankrupt and laying down on
Us American indebtedness, this should be
regarded as a most welcome development.
But unfortunately it is not an unmixed
good. England. France and Italy h
bettered their position as debtors at the
expense or the trade of their principal
creditor. The April figures show the tre
mendous slump which export business from
this country has had since last summer,
d they also make clear the great part
which this slump has played in the indus
trial reaction at home.
It is increasingly plain, moreover, that
European countries, when cut off from
further extension of American credit, set
about becoming less dependent upon Amer-
can products by trading more with one
another. This condition promises .to con
tinue and to form a hindram-e to trade
recovery here, unless we find means to
make it easier for Europe to buy from us
on long-term loans. Recognition of thu
is seen In the new ruling by the federal re.
serve board this week making exchange
bills up to six months available for redis
count. This is an invitation for the banks
which were shut down upon so severely in
heir foreign trade relations a year ago,
to go ahead again.
Motor Industry Suffers.
Developments in the domestic trade sit
uation continue of varying character.
There is no use denying that the motor
industry so far this month has been
great disappointment. The promising re
covery of March and April has been iol
lowed by a reaction severe enough to in
fluence automobile and tiremakers to cut
prices sharply In an effort to stimulate
business. Inasmuch as the better demand
from the- automobile centers had been th
bright spot in an otherwise uncertain sit
uation for the steel companies, the steel
outlook has been made to appear less fav
orable. The market lias felt it necessary
tn discount the passing dividends by a
least two of the big independent con
cerns. and has had to consider the posst
bility of a further downward revision ot
steel prices beiore tne industry win nave
Agricultural Implement makers are re
oorted to slash the-ir prices, and this, too,
has been a disturbing influence. But these
are instances which merely bear out the
content on made all along that the turn
ing movement in business is not being
made In any general way but by section,
Against the unfavorable reports from the
motor, steel and harvester industries are
to be set. as quite as important. Uie ad
vance during the last few days in copper
nrfces and the very substantial gain in
railway traffic as shown in the statistics
of carloadtngs and idle cars, irom tne sec
ond week of Apjril on.
Stock Market Irregular.
The stock market has revealed a de
gree of Irregularity commensurate with
slmtlar conditions in outside trade. De
clines in steel and motor .shares have gone
on simultaneously with advances in oils
and copper, and this unevenness seems
likely to continue until trade readjustment
is completed in those quarters where it
still has not yet run its course.
The upward movement of bonds has
paused for two reasons. First, there is the
increasing competition from a fresh out
put of new capital issues. Second, there is
the probability that further reduction to
interest rates will be slow because the dn
mand from farmers and business men who
were unable until recently to get ade
quate accommodations, will take up quite
a part of the credit slack released by the
slowing down of industry generally.
Mary a Rawllngs. SI, 526 Bast Forty
fifth street North,
DOrr-GRAVKS R. K. Doty, legal, 1437
East Sixth street North, and Brenda M.
Graves, legal. 501 Kast SUiy-flrst street
DUBICK-POMAGIER Sigmund Dublck.
legal, 440 East Fiftieth street, and Jose
phine Pomagier, legal. 440 East 50th street.
STAXOV1CH-BAKKR Jerry G. Stano
vich. 21. 8K4 Warren street, and Edna
Baker. 17. 8b4 Warren street.
ANDREW-SOULS Harold E. Andrew.
20. 74- Kearney street, and D. Fontette
Soule. 'JO. 338 Monroe street.
BURTON-GOFF Hobart Burton, legal.
170 Grand avenue North, and Violet Goff.
legal, 863 Hatght avenue.
VOGT-CARLSO.N Walter Joseph Vogt.
6. 10 East Seventy-seventh street North.
Col Phono. ... 2,.W
Con Gas .... 400
Contl Can ... 1,2(0
Contl Candy.. 210
Corn Prod.... K)
do pfd 103
C R 1 A P...
do A pfd...
do B pfd...
do pfd ,
Cuba Cane . ..
do ptd ,
Cub Am Sue.
Del & Hud... ,
D A R G
and HelKM.1 C Carlson. 18. 123 Lawrence ? P!a. f-""V
DAILY CITY STATISTICS
CHILCOTB-FEACHET Lee J. Chllote.
21. 1!M0 Vn Houshton street, and Eva
Peachey. 18. 87 Syracuse street.
. WHKDON-RANDALL Daniel Tt. Wh
rfnn. leeal. '$8 Weidler street, and Mabel
F. Randall, lepal. 208 Weidler street.
TOFF-MASTERS Louis John Toff. 25.
95 East Eighteenth street North, and
Mabel Johanna Masters. vav toast
Eighteenth street North.
BISHOP-BRUDVIG William Bishop, le
gal, l.a Grande. Or., and Grace G. Brud
V'r leiral. 22R North 20th street.
CLARK-SPRING George W. Clark, le
gal. Clifford hotel, and Beulah Spring,
legal. 372V4 Sixth street.
ROGERS-SBNTT Joseph M, Rogers, le
gal. Hillsdale. Or., and Bertha Send, le
IMHOFF-ROSS Arthur Bqulr. tmhoff.
6. Grande.ta apartments, and Florenc.
Ross. 26. 108a Union avenue North,
SCL.L.lA KAni.iiMis . r rsrncis rf.
Vancouver Marriage license..
BAUR-MARSHALL Peter Baur, 2S. of
Portland, to Wilma Marshall, 18, of Port
McINTYRE-MATHTE F. Mclntyr.. IS,
Portland, to Marguerite iiatble, 18, Port
ANDERSON-PETERSON Carl Ander
son, 21, Spokane, to ilaud Peterson, 18,
Wo LSHIFFER-JOHNSON Adolph Wol-
shlffer. 21, Portland, to Marjorie jonnson.
KAPISCHKA-SESO Ed Kaplachka. S8.
Portland, to Hilda Seso, 22, Portland.
STONE-CRLSE Oscar Stone. 23. Uresb
am. to Naomi Cruse. 23, Washougal.
HA YES-YEAR WORTH Bert Hayes, 22.
Portland, to Bernahdine Yearworth, 10,
TANLER-SONTAG John Tanler. 23, of
Portland, to Victor Sontag, IT. Portland.
LONG-HUNT C. T. Lonx. 60. McMinn
ville. to Ella Hunt, 84, Palntsvllle. Ky.
WIGLER-COOPER Lloyd Wlgler. legal,
Portland, to Mary Cooper, legal, Portland.
FRITZ-BROWN Clarence Frits. 21. of
Kelso, to Catherine Brown, 21, Washougal.
HAXSON-HACHERY Ole Hanron, 58,
Portland, to Elizabeth Hachery, 40, Port
land. GLAZEK-WII.BERT James Glasek. le
gal, to Lottie Wllbert. legal. Portland.
VLADIVOSTOK SHY OF COIN
Residents Have Clothes and Plenty
to Eat, but Xtt Money.
TOKIO. Resldenls of Vladivostok
have plenty to eat and plenty of
clothes' but no money, according" to
a correspondent of the Kokusal News
agency who has Just returned from
"Good beef can be purchased for 20
cents a pound," he says and continues:
"A good suit of clothes costs about
one-third what they do In America
and other things In proportion. The
only thing the people lack is money
to spend. Coin has virtually disap
peared from circulation and nobody
will accept the paper notes. Wages,
even of government employes, are
paid in food, clothes and tickets for
use with the public utilities.
"The plenitude of these necessi
ties is explained by the fact that huge
stores have been imported Into Vladi
vostok for shipment into the interior
and are being held there indefinitely.
These stores are being drawn upon.
"A few miles out of Vladivostok to
the north conditions are very dif
ferent There the population has
neither money nor supplies, and hun
ger and cold have taken liberal tolls
of the Russians. The Chita authori
ties have been sending clamorous de
mands that Vladivostok share her
supplies with the rest of Siberia, a
call to which the local authorities
have shown no disposition to respond,
even if the Japanese would let them.
"These latter have been taking the
stand that until it is certain that
Japan will not have to fight Chita
they will not permit the exportation
of anything that may later be used
against the Japanese forces.
"The lack of acceptable money in
Vladivostok Is resulting in business
stagnation. Anyone with good money
can buy anything he wants and cheap
ly, but in its absence nothing can be
sold. Business houses are fast clos
ing their doors and factories are shut
do 1st pfd..
ao 2d ptd
Famous Firs.. 12,800
Fed M & Km
Flsk Tire .... 300
Gen Elec l.Jnfl
Gen Motor ... 2.4O0
Goodyear . . . .-
Gen Asphalt.. 11800
STOCKS ARE SOLD DOWN 1 TO
.YEARLY 5 POLXTS.
Trading Chiefly in Oils, Motors,
Steels and Marines; Bond Oper
ations Light and i arrow.
NEW YORK'. May 14. The two-hour
session of the stock market today was
enlivened by further pressure from the
shorts, that faction dominating the d&al
Ings in the absence of more tentative
Selling once more converged around
oils, motors, steels and shippings with a
liberal sprinkling of the prominent irperial
ties. The latter embraced Famous Play
ers, Sears-Roebuck and some of the more
obscure issues, whose reaction was ac
companied by adverse dividend rumors.
Sumatra Tobacco recovered a small part
of its recent continuous reversal and a
few rails resisted pressure, but in the
main, transportations gave way with the
general list In which extreme losses ex
tended from one lo nearly live points.
Sals were oOO.OOO shares.
Trading in bonds was light and narrow.
popular domestic and International Issues.
Including the liberty group, snowing oniy
nominal charges. Total sales (par value)
An actual contraction or loom si'wv
r,OO.Iioo in loans and discounts, the largest
of any week this year, was the feature of
the clearing house statement. Changes in
other items were unusually moderate and
offered little reflection of the week's set
back in stocks.
Prevalllnr business conditions were
characterized as more or less uncertain In
he weekly surveys of mercantile authori
ties, emphasis being laid on the sharp de
cline in foreign trade.
CLOSING STOCK QUOTATIONS.
(Furnished by Overbeck & Cooke com
pany, Portland. )
Am Beet Sug.
Am Bosch . . .
Am r"u nn
Am Car ts. F. 800 127 r i
do nfd 17
Am Cotton Oil
do pfd "7
SO0 87 Vi S
Am Drug Syn. 100 6 '4
Am H & L... 100 , 11 tt
do pfd auu of 'A
Am Int Corp.. 2.400 4Stt
Am Linseed.. 600 36
Am Saf Raior 1,"0
Am S C... 800
n Smelter.. l.iou
Am Steel F. . 300
An, Miirnr 1UU
do pfd -"'i
Am Sumatra. 2.400 n TO Vil W
Am T it T 1.800
Am Tobacco.. 3.2'
Am Wool 5.000 76 tt .ltt
do pfd .....
do P Pfd
Anaconda .... 1.300
G & W I., initio
Bald Loco ... 1.700
Balto & Ohio. 400
Beth Steel 8s.
do B 3.i"o
r T lou
Gt Nor Ore...
Gulf S Stl. . . .
Int Ag Corp.
Int Harv ....
Int Mer Mar..
Int Paper ....
Invln Oil ....
Island Oil ...
Jewel Tea ...
K C So
Ick Steel ..
do lt pfd..
do 2d pfd..
Mex Pet ....
Mid States Oil
M K T
M St P&SSM..
M & St L
Nat Lead ....
Nev Con ....
Nova Sco Stl.
N Y Air Brk..
N T Central.,
Okla Prod ref.
Otis Steel ...
Pac G A: F,. ..
Pan Am Pet.
Plerce-Ar .. . .
Pierce Oil ...
Pitts Coal . . .
Pitts W Va
Prsd Steel Car
Remington . ..
Rep I It S
Rep Motors. ..
Rvl Dutch Oil
Ry Steel Spg.
S O Ind
Shell T & T. .
Sloss Shef ...
St L At S F. .
Swift & Co
Tenn C 4 C .
Texas Oil ....
Texas Pac . . .
Tex P C 4 O.
Tob Prods . . .
Tr Contl OH. .
t'nlon Oil DeL
Union Pac ..
Utd Fd Prod.
Utd Rds N J.
Utd Ret Strs.
U S Ind Al...
U S Rubber. ..
do 1st pfd..
U H Smelting.
U S Steel
Utah Cop ...
Va Chem ....
do A pfd...
do B pfd...
West Pac ....
West K 4 M ..
West Md ....
Wis Cen ....
W 4 L E
600 73tt 73tt
65 tt 65
9.700 81 Vi
!7V4 26 4
28 1 j
200 . 22 4 22 tt
do 1st 4s
do 2d 4 ...
do lt (Hi .
do 2d 4tts .
do 8.1 4tt
do 4th 4tts
Victory 4tts .
. .81 50
Mining Stocks at Boston.
BOSTON. May 14 Closing quotations:
Alloues 22 INorlb Hulls ... 10S
Aria Com 8tt (lld Dora 22 Va
Calu 4 Arls... 30 .usceota 81
Calu A llecla. .254 kjulney 41
Cenlennlal .... SttfcuP'r'or
Cop Range ... 85V, S"P Boston.. Itt
Kant Hullo ... 9tt Shannon 90
Kranklln 2 II lah Con 4 V,
Isle Kovalle ... 21 Winona 4.i
Ukt Copper... 21 .Wolverine lltt
Mohawk 53 1
Money, Miller, Kte.
NEW YORK. May 14. Prim mrcaa
tile paper. 644W7 per cent.
Bar silver Domestic, 09V4e: foreign,
Mexican dollars, 45tto.
LONDON. May 14. Bar silver, SSttd
Honey Itt per cent. Discount rates,
short bills, 4tt per cent.
Increase In Hnrplus Kesorre.
NEW YORK. May 14 The actual con
dition of clearing house banka and trul
companies for the week shows that tliev
hold $4.20O.O0 r"serv In excess of legal
requirements. This Is an Increasa of
$702.810 from last week.
Swift t To. Slock".
fnr Kwlft 4 Co. Stocks at
Chicago were reported by the Overbeck
Swift 4 (
I.lbby. McNeill 4
National Leather ..
Swift International .
. .-nnttN T r deb s.
..fi.lttlN P 4
.104 tt N P 3s
.104A,Pac TAT 8s. ..'84
..77'4ll, con 4tts 8HVi
..(I w tr cv ns. . . .
A T 4 T cv 6s. 98 tt So Ry 5s ....
Atch gen 4s... 7S,1U P 4h
D 4 R G con 4s 63 U 8 Steel Ss.
TJ S 2s reg. .
U S 4s reg.
Pan 3s reg..
. . 90
. . 8.1
. . 80 tt
.. 05 tt
Liberty Bond Quotation.
Range of liberty bond quotations, fur
nished by Overbeck 4, Cooke company of
High. Low. Close.
Liberty 8tts 88 58 88 50 88 50
KORKU, V TRADE WILL UK AIDEn
Extension ot Import and Ktport Hills ft 111
Benefit American Interesta.
NKW YORK. May 14 Shorts dominated
the stock market during (he greater part
of week, but lost some of thrlr confidence
In the later dealings when the money mar
ket e lived an easier trend.
1 rsure was must often directed against
steels, equipments and motors. Including
accessi ries, many of those issues losing
ground on rumors which dealt mainly with
poor earnings and probable dividend le
duclic n or omissions.
Icalls were stai,r but a brief upwa-it
spurt In that group was arrested when It
became known that no action respect
ing lower wage schedules or freight
rates would be taken for at least another
Geut any's complete surrender to tha de
mands of the allies was without more lhan
para.ng efttct upon thft tecurltita mar
kets, hut Imparled a degree of buovancw
to foreign exchange. Tha llritlsn rata
was at lis highest In over a year and m si
of the continintal remittances rose to mini
mum levels since the war's close
American business interests are likely
to derive substantial benefit from the ex
tension of . Import and export bllll to sir
months by the federsl reserve boa.r.1. Ttiiu
action. It was believed, would tend to maka
our credit to foreign countries ntois
Foreign exchange rales at close nf hairi
ness yesterday, furnished hv Northwestern
National bank of Portland. The amount
quoted Is the equivalent of the. lorelsn
unit in United Statts funds:
Country. Unit Rale.
Austria, kronen ,.,....S .32
Belgium, francs n70
Bulgsria. leva 0136
Czecho Slovakia, kronen 0101
Denmark, kroner .1815
England, pound sterling 4.0150
Finland, flnmark 0-'.'(3
France, francs 070
Germany, marks 0185
Greece, drachmas 0575
Holland, guilders 3035
Hungary, kronen no.d
Italv. lire 0575
Jugo-Slavla. kronen oosil
Norway, kroner 10.10
Portugal, escudos onso
Roumanla. lei 01
Serbia, dlnara 0310
Spain, pesetas 1:13.1
Sweden, kroner 237.1
Switzerland, franca 1813
China (Hongknngl, local currency.. ,6'oo
China (Shanghai), taeia Io
Japan, yen , too
NEW YORK. May 14 Exchange,
steady: sterling, demand 3. OH tt . ceolri
4tNtt; francs, demand 8 57. cables 8 5H;
Belgian francs, demand 8 57. cables 8 511;
guilders, demand 3120. cables 311 SO: lire.
demand 30. cahles .162; marks, demand
1.73. cables 1.76; l.reece, acmann o.u.
Sweden, demand 28.55; Norway, demand
16IK: Argentine, demand .10 25; Mrailllan.
demand 13.50; Montreal 10 11-16 per cent
Foreign bond quolallona furnished br tha
Overbeck 4 Cooke company of Portland:
Russian Btts. 1921..
Russian 6tts. 1lrj6...
French 6s. 1031
French 4s. 1017
French 5s. 1020
Italian 6s. 1018
British r.s, 1922
British f.s. 127
Krlllsh 6s. 1029
British vky 4a
British ref 4a
Belgium rest 6....
Belgium prem 3s...
German W. L. 6s...
L-ipsig 4 tta
Jap first 4tt
.lap second 4as ....
U K 6tt, 121
U K Btts. 1922
U K 6tta. V.i.'O
U K 6tts. 1037
. . 76
. . 13
.. 67 tt
.. 99 tt
Sealers rteport Big Bass.
ST JOHN'S. N. Y. Tha geal t earn
er Diana, the, first of the fleet in re
turn from the annual hunt orr ma
northeast coagt of Newfoundland, ar
rived lately with 7000 peltg aboard.
The steamer Kasla followed with
about the game catch. The remainder
of the fleet is contlnulnr the hunt.
Phone vour want ds to The Ore-
gnr'sn. Mntn 7070. Automatic 660-95.
Butte 4 Sup.
Caddo Oil ...
Can Pac ....
Crro Pe P..
Chi 4 N W...
Chi Gt W
do pfd . . .. .
Chill Cop ....
C M St P....
Coco Cola ...
C 4 O
Col F 4 I....
' I .4 66
Sullivan, 22, 109 LauxeUuirst. avenua. and Colo G fc 0
Licensed Officers and Engineers
Also Men for Our Merchant,
Efficient marine men who stand by Shipping
Board vessels and those accepting employment
will be accorded every consideration in the future.
Wage Scale for 8000-Ton Steamer
1st Officer ....$195
2d Officer ....$170
3d Officer $150
Able Seamen ..$72.50
Chief Enffineer $285
1st Asst. Engr$193
2d Asst. EngT$170
3d Asst. EngT-$150
Fireman ...... .$75
Chief Steward $120
Chief Cook ....$100
2d Cook $80
Cook's MsU ...$65.
Mess Boy $60
SEA SERVICE BCBEAU
U. S. SHIPPING BOARD
Boom 205 Concord Bldj, 2d and Stark SU.