I 1 I THE OREGON DAILY TOURNAL. PORTLAND, - MONDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 4, i 19U. 6 ri . 4l if SO JTHERN PACIFfC DECLARES SHORT HAUL RATES RULE Evidence in Portland to San 2 Francisco Case Heard 3 Road Claims Siskiyous Ob 3 staclc Water Competition Attempting to Justify the application .! of hlerhor rfitps to a short than to a " longer haul over the mime line between t Ban Francisco and Portland, the South. J ern Pacific company today offered tea- .tlmony in the battle of experts, attor- i ntya and clashing interests before Com- "? mlssioner Franklin K. Iane of the in- , terslate commerce commission In the J,' federal courtroom. t What may become the basis of action by the commission undr the appllca- j tlon of the railroad to be exempted from , Ti the rigid application of the long: and short haul, or fourth section of the amended interstate commerce act was suggested hy Commissioner Lane when lie remarked: "I have wondered If It would be pos sible to take Sacramento as a basis ana make the rates more nearly Una up tinder the long and short haul clause. Or perhaps some point can be taken north of Sacramento outside of the cone of water competition." Water Competition. This suggestion came after the coun sel for the railroad had declared that i water competition di recti v affects rates 'f as far north aa Red Bluff, and after ti; questions asked by Commissioner Lane -r had shown that while Sacramento and .-, Ban Francisco have the same rate to 'Zi Portland, based on water competition. ; the water rate from Sacramento to San .Francisco is 9 centa and the rail rate 'J 14 cents. By J. XL Davis, the general superin tendent of the Pacific division of the ' .Southern Paclfio company, who was t called as a witness, -the difficulties of fr the mountain haul over the Siskiyou mountains were brought out, while J. K. "k Butler, statistician for the Harrlman lines, presented tables- dealing with the effect of water competition between San , Francisco and Portland. atr Abnormally tow. mt ' Butler, testifying; as an expert, said that competition Is excessive by water between San, Francisco and Portland, and the rates abnormally low even as water rates. ' He said ths rates are 80 per cent less than from New York to Charleston, and also made comparison with the San Francisco-San Pedro rates. To San Pedro- from the Bay City, he said, half the distance to Portland, the rates are one-fifth higher by water. Commissioner Lane remarked that the im puoiisnea wsier raies may not De re j liable, as they show what Is asked, not. '.Zi what Is actually paid. The expert said this Is true, but contended that these rates are an excellent Indication as to ; the maximum charges. The expert presented in evidence a table showing that in the months of December, 1910, and January, June and July. 1811, the number of arrivals of ; steamers in Ban Francisco from Port al was 68 and the number of departures for Portland 98. , I: , fcane Asks Question. , Commissioner Lane examined these f figures qultxlcally and then dryly asked 1 what became of the 80 steamers that J,' never came back. y Butler explained the discrepancy may accounted for by lumber vessels 5 which are bound for north coast points . other than Portland, but touch at this city and are listed for this port, be J cause It is easier to make up cargo 2 Tor Portland. The commissioners remark that some . basis must be arranged from which rates may be figured under the long ; and short haul Is believed to mean that -l sonea may be established in the terri fy tory regarded as outside the compelling influence of water competition between Jj 'Ban Francisco and Portland. 4 If some point be fixe upon, the rail road will then contend for higher rates ,1 to the interior places, based upon the Jj Justification of the rate to the Initial point as reasonable. In this connection J th high cost of operation below Ah J., land is being pressed to the attention H of the commission. J Hard Poll Described. ; Under this head Superintendent Davis said that it requires five of the heav jt lest locomotives to haul a train of 38 7 5 ca"s, part of them empties, south jwfrom Ashland. He was unable to an swer a question by the commissioner 5 as to the lifting power of locomotives ! I over the Siskiyous compared with those j operated over the Sierras from Sacra ,1 mento. ' , IJavis was likewise unable to assist THOMPSON'S EYE GLASS Means eyeglass comfort. It's the clip without a hurt without a slip without a fault. Does not mark the tenderest ' Skin, and holds so rigidly the ' ' most violent shaking will ' , ( not dislodge your glasses. We have all the popular eye ''glass mountings. THOMPSON OPTICAL INSTITUTE Stcohd Floor Corbett Building "if Fifth and MorrisoA vrv,'. n EE FORMED HERE Badge Shows Idea of Body To Answer Questions for Strangers. An "Ask Me" association Is. Impend ing In Portland. Its badge will be i button with only the words "Ask Me' on it. It will not, however, be an association of young women "adopting this gentle method of suggesting to bashful suitors that they may pop the question, nor will It be a league of rubicund conuten ance and perpetual thirst, but It will be, when organieed a dignified body brought together in the name of the Tortland Commercial club, and includ ing In Its membership any one who will glvfl Information about Portland to the Btranger on the "streets who have not been able to get the directions he want er f roih the corner : "cop." The plan was suggested by O- E. Wrlghtman and Is heartily seconded by C. C. Chapman, promotion manager of the Commercial club. Mr. Wrlghtman wrote this letter to ths Commercial club, "As a citizen of Portland, proud of our city, I am more Impressed each day with the? number of strangers on the streets who seem to be looking for something, looking-for street signs, etc. They sometimes speak to the policeman on the beat and get a courteous answer and formal direction, , but there is not always the policeman In sight and not all streets are marked. It seems' Im pertinent to speak to such people, es pecially if they are ladies, and ask If you can be of assistance In directing them, but I have risked It several tlmea always to meet with pleasing gratitude, and often to find they wanted to know some trifling thing that they disliked to stop anyone and ask about or some thing that they hardly knew how to for mulate Into an Inquiry. It has always been a pleasure to me to have done this but we cannot be stopping to do It with every person we meet that seems puzzled. Uow my point: I have had It In mind for several years. 'Why cannot our commercial -bodies Issue to reputable citizens a lapel button with "Ask Me" on it In clear letters - and let It be known through: our newspapers men tion of the "work and through our literature that we have an "Ask Me" club In Portland and that all persona with ths button are ready and willing to give courteous In formation and that they are safe peo ple to ask and If one addresses you, a stranger, It Is not meant for Impertin ence or mashing." the commissioner oft another point con cerning which ; It was evident Informa tion was wanted. This was with regard to the cost per mile for hauling freight per ton or per car from Ashland to Dunamuir.i The witness was again of no assistance when an effort was made to learn the cost of "helper" service in handling freight over the mountain di vision. On the Southern Paclfio staff in at tendance at the hearing are C. W. Dur brow, who takes the lead In the ques tioning; H. A. Scandrett, interstate com merce attorney for the Harrlman lines; A. C Spencer of the local Harrlman legal force, and W. R. Wheeler, head of the trafflo bureau of the company. Henry Thurtell, chairman of the fourth section board of the Interstate Commerce commission. Is representing the commission In the hearing, but takAs little part beyond directing the inquiry Into the lines that are pertinent. The commission, through the fourth sec tion board, is gathering data and pre paring to work out a harmonizing policy in the interpretation of the law govern ing the regulation oCthe railroads. Others Participating. Others participating In the hearing are J. N. Teal, representing the trans postatlon committee of the chamber of commeroe and Portland commercial In terests; F. H. McCune, an expert ap pearing for the trafflo club of Rose burg, and T. Jones, a merchant of Hornbrook, Cal.; Commodore S. Jack son, representing the commercial Inter ests of Qoseburg and Douglas county, and F. J. Cousins, for commercial ln tertsts of the Willamette valley. Among the interested spectators were Chairman C. B. Altchlson and Frank J. Miller, members. of the state railroad commission of Oregon. , After holding until nearly 1 o'clock. Commissioner Lane adjourned the .session until 2 o'clock. POTATO BUG III IS WINNER OF FIRST HEAT AT REGATTA Astoria, Or., Sept. 4. The Centennial regatta, which la the sixteenth annual regatta held here, opened today. Weath er conditions are favorable for good races. . Admiral B. W. Spencer and his staff arrived Sunday at S o'clock p. m. and were received with an admiral's sa lute oVjl guns. The liver Is very smooth. The llfesavlng revenue tug Snohom ish arrived from Puget, Sound Sunday and will remain here to patrol the course during the regatta. H. M. S. Shearwater, of the British Pacific fleet, under command of Captain Gerald Viv ian, arrived In at 7:16 this morning and will remain during the regatta. Very few of the boats were able to get ready in time to enter the first race, which was the 28-foot class. The Dixie had an accident last night. While overhauling the engines a leak of gaso line' caused an explosion, resulting In considerable damage, but she will be . repaired and will run later. I The Wigwam II, which sank Satur- ; day, has been repaired, but could not start this morning. The first heat of the 25-foot class was won by Potato Bug III; time. 88:38 1-6. Question Mark was second and Chehalis third. The 32-foot race Im now on and will be won by the Astor, which la far ahead of all competitors. CHAMPION GOTCH IS WINNER; RUSSIAN THROWS UP SP0UNGE (Continued from Page One.) quickly idlHappeared and he sparred, lightning like, for a hold. Ootch twice tried to get behind for a leg hold, but Hackenschmldt eluded him. For 10 minutes they sparred, otch trying for a leg hold, and laughing when the Russian eluded him. At 2:20 Ootch got behind bis foe, picked him up bodily and threw him to his knees with great violence. ' Then Gotch resorted to hlaold tactics which once before made Hackenschmldt quit, punishing the RusHlsWwith a se rles of lightning jabs to tbE nose while seeking to.,getnaa arm hold. Balked In this Gotch then tried for 11 UB Hull IVIC toe Hold, but the jlnsslan broke his grip. displaying greatetrength. At 8:31 Hackenscbmldt broke away with a rush and both were on their feet again. Then ,ths Husslan tried to trip Ootch but the latter was too quicx and went behind Hackenschmldt ami with bold dropped the lion to his face. ' - Hackenschlmdt then regained his feet, got behind Ootch and threw him mo mentarily. Then Ootch broke away. Both men by this time were perspir ing, freely but Welch smiled confident ly as he sparred Tor another opening. At 8:23 Hackenschmldt attempted to trip the Iowan, who caught the Rus sian's foot and stood htm on his aead. Ootoh's right band then sought the Russian's leg and as he twirled the Lion over his left hand gripped the Russian's rlgnt wrist Hackenschmldt rolled over and Smith placed his band on Ootch's back. The first fall was won. A reverse body lock and wrist hold had turned the trlok. Crowd Cheers Ootch. With a look of pain and surprise Hackenschmldt ryshed to his dressing room while the crowd wildly chewed his conqueror. At S:l Gotch and Hack enschmldt reentered the ring for the second fall.. Tney started wrestling at alter biiukidk nanns, Hackenschmldt immediately began bulling Gotch in an effort to wefr the lownn down by sheer bull strength. Gptch met every play with an equal show of strength. Both were very rough. At 8:47 Gotch went behind ihe Russian with a leg hold. In a second he had the fatal toe hold which Hack enschmldt sought desperately to break. Hackenschmldt was evidently afraid of the grip and feared that the Iowa giant would break his leg, so after a brief show of resistance he quit and, still resisting feebly, turned over on his back. The time of the second fall, was live minutes ana ti seconds. 913 Pearls in One Clam. (United Tress LeasA Wire.) Adrian, Mich., Sept. 4. W. H. Thomas, a clam digger, found 912 pearls In a Raisin River clam. One hundred were of marketable size and 50 are of un usual value. i New Silk Petticoats for $2.45 TWO DAYS' SPECIAL ONLY Never before were such splendid Messaline petticoats of fered at this price, they are extra well made and in every imaginable shade. Sold everywhere at $3.95 to $5. A f To feature this OPENING SALE, two days only 3)Z.4) 1 li ,.. I CALL AN D SEE THE FAMOUS Abboft - 66TLDU TIT IT 10 Auto AT OUR Salesroom 16th and Alder This car has just arrived with a' total mileage of 32,515 mijes and 48 states traveled in for the last 13 months in its endeavor to complete 100,000' miles. A "duplicate of this car can be purchased completely equipped, with top and windshields and five electric lamps, f. p. b. Portland . Portland Motor Car Co. 16TH AND ALDER STREETS . NELSON ASKS HELP TO CATCH FIREBUG Burning of Smelter Climax of Four Weeks of Incendiary Fires. . (SpcUl to The Journal.) Spokane, Wash., Sept. 4. The burn ing of the Immense Hall emelter plant at Nelson, B. C, Saturday night, the climax of a series of Incendiary fires extending over several weeks, has ter rified Nelson vastly further, although the olty has been panto stricken for some time. Friday night the Nelson brewery was burned and that was the eighth fire. Efforts to find the . incendiary have been without result, so craftily has he worked. The citizens of Nelson held a mass meeting Sunday and appealed for provincial police. In resolutions they frankly confessed their Inability to catch the perpetrator and! their panic over the situation. The Hall smelter plant covered IS acres and was totally destroyed. The loss la half a million dollars. On account of the water supply be ing cut off In this locality, the fire department was helpless and the large smelter, together with numerous homes formerly occupied by the workmen, were at the mercy of the flames. The fire Is, the police think, the work of the earns person who has for four weeks terrorized the city. A reward of $600 has been offered by the police for information. The prop erty Is said to be Insured for about half the amount of loss. Artificial wood for matches, made from straw, has been Invented, by a Frenchman. Journal Want Ads bring results, First Anniversary Opening collection of pay $25.00 OPENING ssa MxunrEBY Petroif , - . . TThTIn99 RUNNING RACES TO BE OFFERED TODAY Harness Races "at Cojuntry Club Track Will Be Post poned to Tomorrow. U '' Rain has made the Country club race track too soft for the harness racers this afternoon, and in lieu of the step ping brigade five running races will be staged, starting at 2 o'clock. Rain and soft going will not interfere with the flat runners, of whom there are nearly 100 stabtod at the track, including such well known performers as Hector, the "Iron Horse," and Tony Faust, two stake horses that campaigned at Emeryville and Ascot for several years.' Others en the track are equally aa classy as this pair. Had rain not Interfered with the driv ing program today it Is likely that a record breaking crowd would have at tended, owing to the fact that It Is La bor day. However, the fair management Is not djscouraged, because five days re main, and in that time the, attendance will doubtless eclipse that of other years In the aggregate. It will also mean more racing each day In the har ness division for the lovers of the great sport. Running races will . flH in the racing card each day aa planned before. The entries today will be at the post, and" the track management was engaged this morning In making up a good 'card. R. M. Wade & Co. Sell. Independence, Or., Sept. 4. B, M. Wade & Co. sold their hardware store In this city yesterday to an eastern man, who will take- possession the first of October. Commemorate This Grand Event FREE SOUVENIRS TO ALL Tomorrow is our first birthday. We know of no better way to make a lasting impression upon the women and misses of Portland than these splendid offerings. For months ahead we have planned for this event and we now bring forth the fruit of our efforts. Every item Ave quote is far below the regular value. Read every item; it will be to your interest Tailored Suits All the newest materials, newest colorings, newest models are in this collection. Here is a field where our leadership is universally conceded. All Portland women know what splendid .suits they secured from us last season at this price. For this event we have strained every nerve and concentrated every effort on this suits and it will be a revelation and $27.50 for similar suits but for SALE ONLY Stunning New Coats, $14.75 Much interest is manifested in. this line of coats, at this price we are not only prepared to show you wonderful values but the most 'authentic styles for autumn wear Plain tailored styles, Polo styles and large collar models in a charming variety of the newest material, many styles with the iresto t-ollars; A 'Jf $22.50 would be price at other stores. OPENING SALE PRICE 2)14. I D New Messaline Waist Special, $3.35 The waist section responds well to this Anniversary event and offers a very comprehensive variety of new messaline waists. Some plain tailored, others pleated and fancy styles. You would not hesitate to pay $5.00 and $6.00 for An tr similar waists. Opening sale Special at only b3OD ad os paqb 9 Astoria Centennial Last and Greatest Week Pacific Coast Regatta Daily MORNING AND AFTERNOON RACES MOTOR BOATS. SAILING CRAFT, TORPEDO BOATS 33 Clatsop Beach Round Trip September at Clatsop Beach This is the most . delightful month by the ocean. Fall train schedules continue. Hotels at Seaside and Gearhart open all year. " A'toria and Clatsop Beach trains leave Portland daily at 8:00 a. m., 9:20 a. m. and 6:30 p. m. Aa additional train Saturdays at 2:30 p. m. v ' , " ; . , - ' '; i --n '- CITY TICKET OFFICE, FIFTH AND STARK STS. V NORTH BANK STATION, ELEVENTH AND HOYT STS. . ' v :. :A vH.i :"-x n r" mentedIeb Worry Over New Hotel, May Have Weakened His Mind, Arpue Some Friends. No light has. been thrown on the strange' disappearance Of Theodore Kruee. the well known proprietor of the Belvldere hotel and Louvre .cafe, who left the city without saying as to where he was going on August 21 and of whom nothing has been heard since he was seen entering the Rathskeller In Seattle with a tall slender young man and a heavy set man. The. only Other news of blra was received the night of his disappearance, a telegram from him to Mrs. Kruse, dated In Seattle, in which he said he was looking for singers for -the Louvre. Every possible clue has been run down and his friends believe now that his mind 'has become weakened by mental strain and business worry. One theory Is that he had begun to think the Carl ton hotel, which he had made arrange ments to lease and for the furnishings of which be had paid $15,000 to Oevurla St Sons as a part of the 186,000 or more which the furnishings were to cost, was a "white elephant" and would not pay. This Is emphatically denied by Mrs. Kruse, his attorneys and those of his friends who were at all Intimate with him and by all It is said that he was very enthusiastic over the prospects and very Interested in the plans ,for the opening, which Is soon to take plaoe. Mr. Kruse was not one who teld his personal affairs even to his wife -and he may have had worries of which no one knew. He had been very nervous for some time prior to his disappear ance, according to Mrs. Kruse, .and seemed to wish to be near her all the Sale - Special at $ 1 9.50 indeed when you see them. You would vte A WM ww J U4U 319.50 this ANNIVERSARY GEARHART AND SEASIDE DAILY THIS WEEK. RETURN UNTIL MONDAY, SEPT. U Astoria Stop-Overs . In Both Directions . time, While away camping fie seeaied to wish to . stay close . to .camp all the time. ' When -they were out walkin she said he would' hold on to her arm as If he wanted to keep her from -. ting-away.;;--..'. . ..i.fV-'" .""v-s,1 v In order to trace h! movements in Seattle further If possible, C I Vaw ter, former. United States marshal of VaJdez, Alaska, and a close personal friend, has again gone north and will Institute thorough search. Mrs. E. Beokraan, Mr. Kruse' sister, returned to Portland from" San , Francisco, but was unable to throw" any light on the subject. I " journal want add orinir ranuim. Bankers, lawyers, lenders of money, real estate dealers and men of wide experience in title matters, consider a Certificate of Title essential in real es tate transactions providing for pro tection against the hundreds of ways for the buyer to lose . through defec tive or fraudulent title. Secure one be fore you make your deal. 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