Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, February 05, 1902, Page 10, Image 10

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Washington Pilot Investiga
tion a Fizzle.
Bar Service Is Presumably Best "We
Ever JInd Pilot Staple Sns-
pentlcd Xew Bonrd Gets
tlie Xeivs.
ILWACO, Wash., Feb. 4. (Staff corre
spondence.) The Board of Pilot Commis
sioners for the State of Washington met
at llwaco today. They also adjourned.
So far as accomplishing anything that
has thrown any light on the pilotage and
towage service is concerned, the busi
ness of the day was confined to the
aforementioned acts. The commissioners
had extended an Invitation to the Port
land Chamber of Commerce and to the
Port of Portland Commission, requesting
them to bo present to aid in turning on
the limelight. Neither of the Portland
commercial bodies responded to the- in
vitation, and the investigation, which
was expected to be a red-hot affair, was
about as exciting as an old ladies' pink
tea or an Emersonian discussion on the
"Wheroncss of the "Which." The O. R.
& N. Co. was represented by Captain
George Conway, superintendent of water
lines: 31. R. Conner, of the legal de
partment; Agent Lounsbury, of Astoria,
and Captain Sam Randall, of the bar tug
Wallula. The bar pilots in attendance
were James Tatton, George "V. "Woods
and Charles Gundorson. Commissioner
Kofocd's saloon and Judge Brumbach's
law office being too small to accommo
date the crowd, a hall was secured, and
shortly after the arrival of the Nahcotta
Limited, the meeting was called to or
der by Chairman X. C. Kofoed. The
chairman's remarks during the meeting
were confined to "Come to order" at tho
opening, and, after delivering this re
quest, he was succeeded by Secretary
Brumbach, who, with occasional whis
pered suggestions from Commissioner
English, was spokesman for the board.
Xo Complaint Filed.
The proceedings opened with a state
ment from the secretary that no official
complaint Had been filed with the com
missioners, and, in the absence of such
complaint, he thought it the duty of the
board to dig around and see if they could
not lind one. Mr. Conner, anxious to
please, arose and offered himself as the
representative of the O. R. & N. Co. as
a subject for investigation, and stood
with Spartan courage ready to meet all
comers. There were no comers, how
ever, and, looking like a man who had
Marled out to hunt elephants and had
bagged chipmunks, he promptly sub
sided. Mr. George Washington "Woods, the bar
pilot, was next called. The formality of
an oath was overlooked in Conner's case,
but the commissioners had read the Port
land testimony of Woods regarding the
number of ships that had sailed in and
out without tugs, and Judge Brumbach
insisted on his being sworn. Woods stat
ed that there were plenty of pilots and
plenty of tugs, and that the service Is
the best it has ver been. This state
ment was substantiated by Pilots Gunder
son and Tatton, neither of whom seemed
to think that the pilot service was in
ferior to the tug service. In his testi
mony. Woods added to the terror of the
bar by taking off another two feet from
the already rather scant depth. He stat
ed that there was but IS feet at low tide,
and tint the extraordinary delays this
Winter were due almost entirely to this
shoaling, which was caused by a succes
sion of gales banking up the sand at the
mouth of the river.
Matter of Record.
In his remarks, Mr. Conner had asked
that the presence of the O. R. & X. repre
sentatives, and their willingness to meet
all charges against an Inefficient bar tug
service, be noted on the records of the
meeting. On behalf of the pilots. Cap
tain Tatton made the same request.
Judge Brumbach asked Pilot Gunderson
if there had been any vessels lost within
the past four years through the Ineffi
ciency of either tug or pilot service, and
Gunderson answered: "Emphatically
Having failed to secure a "rise" with
the bait he had been using. Judge Brum
bach made a cast In the direction of Con
ner by calling on Captain Sam Rand ill
for some pointers on bar tug-boating.
Mr. Conner was on his feet in a mo
ment, and stated that the O. R. &. X.
Co. representatives were there to answer
any questions that might be put to them
regarding the service, but did not feel
called on to go Into details of their busi
ness without it had a direct bearing on
the Pilot Commission investigation. Mr.
Conner's point was well taken, and there
being no desire to press the matter. It
was dropped.
At "this juncture. Secretary Brumbach
seemed to have exhausted his supply of
ihterrrogatlon points, and the proceed
ings lapsed Into the "for-the-good-of-the-order"
stage. Desirous of being enter
taining, Mr. J. R. Goulter asked for an
opinion regarding the probable change
.that would be wrought by a continua
tion of the jetty in its present course.
Commissioner English ventured the sug
gestion that the Inquiry had nothing to
do with the case, and, as it elicited no
response, and no other subjects were sug
gested, the meeting adjourned.
Pilot Staples Suspended.
In the afternoon the commissioners
held a meeting behind closed doors to
consider charges against Pilot Loren
Staples, who had been relieved from duty
by the Oregon pilots, who alleged that
lie was an habitual drunkard, and that he
was guilty of being intoxicated while on
duty. Staples was before the board on
Monday, and did not make a favorable
impression, and the commissioners ac
cordingly suspended his license for an
indefinite period. As his license expires
Februiry IS, the punishment is practical
ly the same as revocation.
At the afternoon session the matter
of appointing more pilots was discussed
informally, but the board decided to se
cure tne opinion of the Attorney-General
Ik fore acting on the applications before
them. They feared that it would be il
legal to appoint any more pilots unless
the applicants could show that they were
provided with a suitable schooner. The
applicants now before the board for con
sideration are Ludwlg Larson and Cyrus
The Tctv Board.
The news that Governor McBrlde had
appointed successors to the present board
did not reach the ears of the commis
sioners until after the adjournment of
the Investigating session, and was not
especially pleasing to them. They at
once announced their intention of contin
uing the investigation until the blame for
the alleged poor service is placed where
It belongs.
Xeither of the new appointees who re
side In llwaco received official notice of
their appointment, but it did not come
as a surprise to them. John Wilson, like
Kofoed, of the present board, is a saloon
keeper at llwaco. Charles E. Kerlce is
a prosperous merchant of excellent rep
utation. Charles Payne, the third mem
ber. Is one of the publishers of the Chi
nook Observer. He was one of the sur
vivors of the British ship Strathblane.
which was lecked on Long Beach about
10 years ago.
Astoria the Storm-Center.
All of the interested parties from Ore
gon who were present at the meeting re
turned to Astoria on the afternoon boat.
Astoria Is really the storm-center of the
present disturbance, and further trouble
has arisen for the pilots by the reap
pearance of Thome- Dolg on the scene.
It is reported that Dolg and Captain R.
E. Howes will make a light to get back
on the bar. Both have held branch li
censes, and both have good records for
work as pilots when they were on the bar
several years ago. The pilot combination
has been quite successful In staving off
all competition through the busy months
of the year, and from now on it Is prob
able that the number now engaged can
perform the work until the busy season
sets In again. In about six months. In
the meantime, it Is probable that more
pilots will be appointed. E. W. W.
Incorporation in Oklahoma for Rail
road In the Xorth.
GUTHRIE, O. T.. Feb. 4. The Alaska
Southern Railroad Company was chartered
Jiere today to operate a line from Bur
roughs Bay, Alaska, to Laketon, B. C, a
O. R. &
distance of 450 miles, with J2.000.0CO capital
stock, and with offices at Guthrie, O. T..
and Danville, 111. The Incorporators are:
John W. Bailey, of Katchekan, Alaska:
W. D. Ford, of Galena. Kan.; John J.
Campbell. F. T. Hill. W. I. and Allen
Cook, of Danville, 111; J. C. Strange. C. H.
WILson and C. H. Woods, of Guthrie.
The Xew Line In Xearly Ready fer
the Operation of the Cars.
Preparations are being made to operate
the Brooklyn branch of the City & Sub
urban Railway Company. The gravel train
is running out to East Twenty-first street
and a force Is ballasting that portion of
the track. Trolley wires are all up. The
company has about 23 new cars in the
shops for the various branches of the
system. "When cars are placed on the
Brooklyn branch It is expected that It
will relieve the crowded condition of the
Richmond and Woodstock lines. The new
branch extends through a well-settled dis
trict, nad it is thought that the company
will find it will pay when it is in. oper
ation. The company has yet made no an
nouncement when cars are to start.
Drown Gets Xew Office.
XEW YORK. Feb. 4. At a meeting of
the board of directors of the Xew 'York
Cental & Hudson River Railroad Company
held today, AVilllam C. Brown, the presi
dent, vice-president and general manager
of the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern
Railway and Lake Erie & Western, was
made third vice-president of the Xew
Yprk Central, with offices in Xew York,
to have general superintendence of the
transportation, engineering, mechanical
and purchasing department. Mr. Brown
will give up his position as general man
ager o fthc Lake Shore Company, but will
retain the vice-presidency of that road
and the Lake Erie & Western Company.
P. S. Blodgett. the present general super
intendent of the Xew York Central & Hud
son River Railroad, will be transferred to
Cleveland, and will be made general man
ager of the Lake Shore & Michigan South
ern, and of the Lake Erie & Western.
Trunk Line Mileage Tickets.
XEW YORK, Feb. 4.-The Trunk Line
Association has, it is understood, virtually
decided upon the establishment of an in
terchangeable mileage bureau, to have
charge of the preparation and accounting
of 20CO-mile tickets. Interchangeable on
any road in the association. Final ar
rangements, however, have not been con
cluded. This action is In response to a petition
of more than 20,000 merchants In trunk
line territory, submitted to the association
through the Xew York Board of Trade
and Tran.-portatlon. The board has been
actively e-ngagid on this movement for
some time past, and although final de
tails have not been arranged, the outlook
seems favorable for the adoption of the
Interchangeable mile-age system.
A Great Terminal Station.
XEW YORK, Feb. 4. A great terminal
station for Xew York and Xew Jersey
street railways will be built west of Sixth
avenue, on the blocks between Christo
pher and Leroy streets, according to the
World. The purchase of property has
already begun. The new tunnel company
will lease the use of Its tracks to the trac
tion companies. The tracks will jrise from
the tunnel at the Manhattan end to the
surface of the street, on a gentle incline.
This will be constructed on two blocks to
be bought for the terminals.
Rjillrond Note.
Some of the Spokane people want a
change from Pacific time to mountain
time, which Is one hour slower. The
Great Xorthern changes time there, but
the Xorthern Pacific changes at Hope,
Idaho. The Union Pacific makes the
change at Huntington, Or. Spokane peo
ple think they are at a disadvantage by
sticking to time that is too fast for them.
Sunset, the monthly magazine published
by the Southern Pacific passenger depart
ment, is fast gaining size, and Its Issue
for February consists of S4 pages, nearly
half of which are occupied with adver
tising. The work of Luther Burbank in
propagating new varieties of fruits and
tlowers is well described, and it gives the
public an Insight to interesting technical
operations. Joaquin Miller supplfes an
illustrated article on a "Little Park for
Little People." There is much Interest
ing miscellaneous matter, and the' whole
magazine is illustrated in the richest man
ner possible.
Dr. Sanford'n Liver Inv'Korntof.
Tlie befet ller medicine. A vest-table cure for
liver Ills, biliousness, lndlftsilon, constipation,
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Kong, where she Is detained by damages
sustained from a collision and a broken
shaft. Inasmuch as the Indrapura will
not be able to arrive on time this '.nonth
to sail from here according to schedule,
the O. R, & X. Co. has engaged the Xor
wegian steamship Thyra. The Thyra is
well known at Portland, for she has been
a frequent visitor here. She has made
several voyages from here to the Philip
pines with Government forage supplies,
and has also been loaded with private
cargoes for the Orient. She is scheduled
to leave Portland in the O. R. & X. service
February 2S. Her net tonnage is 2419, but
she has a gross carrying capacity 500 tons
greater than that of the Knight Compan
ion. Several steamships are available In
this part of the world, so that the O. R.
& X. would probably have had no diffi
culty in securing a vessel had the Thyra
not been available. Rates for steamships
are so much more favorable now than
they were when the Knight Companion
was engage-d that the O. R. & X. has
doubtless secured the Thyra at a much
more favorable rate than- the one for
-which the Knight Comianion was char
tered for.
The Knight Companion's cargo includeel
1.300.000 yards of sheeting 3000 bales of cot
ton, and over 42.000 barrels of flour. Of
the cotton, ISO bales, were destined for
Kobe. The Hour, for Hong Kong, was
the largest consignment for that port
in many mouths. It consisted of 3o,4C?
barrels, valued at ?106,401. For the same
port v. as a quantity of beer, hay, oats,
groceries and machinery. There were
consignments of Hour for Xagasaki, Kobe,
Mojl and Shanghai. Shanghai was to
receive the sheeting. For Manila there
were 300 crates of potatoes. The total
value of the cargo was $303,127 CO.
The master of the vessel. Captain Frog
gait, was a member of the court of In
quiry which Investigated the abandon
ment of the Pinmore last December. His
wife accompanied him to the Orient and
was on board the Knight Companion at
the time of the wreck.
Deck Is A'tvash.
YOKOHAMA. Feb. 4. The British
steamer Knight Companion, from Port
land, Or.. December 27, for Yokohama
and Hong Kong, Is ashore at Inuboe
SakI, on the east coast of Japan, with
her deck swept. The passengers and
crew hive been landed.
She Will lie a Total Lon.
LIVERPOOL. Feb. 4. Advices received
here today say that the British steamer
Knight Companion, ashpre at Inuboe Sakl.
Japan, will probably become a total loss.
But Boats Will Ik- Hnmilni; to Van.
colli er In a Day or Two.
It Is thought that navigation on the
Columbia River above the mouth of the
Willamette will be' resumed in a few days.
The Undine. If conditions are favorable,
wil try to reach Vancouver todtiy, to re
lieve the stagnation of freight that has
accumulited. It Is. over a week that nav
igation with Vancouver has been cut off.
The steamer Mascot left yesterday for
Lewis and Lake Rivers, with cattle
aboard. She will be the first bolt to
reach that destination for about 10 eliys.
Ice has been troublcfome as far down
as St. Helens, and has persisted ever
down to Oak Point. In the past few
das a number of shipb have been piss
ing up and down, so that bo:ts have
found progress easier. The Ice Is very
sharp, and wearing on the hulls of the
boats. The bows of boats running be
teen here and Astoria have been sheathed
with Iron.
Ice his alo been so troublesome In
the Yamhill River above Dayton that no
boats have reached the latter city for
several days. The Altona will make that
city today. The Willamette River has
risen slightly on account of snow and
rain, so that free navigation as far as
Independence wil be resumed in a day or
Many Murine Disasters on the At
lantic Coast.
XEW YORK. Feb." 4. The Oak Llfesav
lng station reports that two of the crew
of the ship L. Schepp have come ashore
and that the rest of the crew have been
taken aboard of a wrecking tug which is
standing by.
The steamer Cavour, aground off Long
Beach, is reported to be resting easy and
to have withstood the storm well. An
other effort to get her off will be made
From Forge River it Is reported that five
masts have come ashore, two with white
mastheads and three with black. These
indicate that two barges have gone to
pieces In that vicinity. Xo more bodies
have been found up to 10 A. M..
The barge John Crittenden, which broke
away from its tug. the I. G. Merrltt, in
Sunday's storm, has been found at Fire
Island. Xo person aboard was lost or
Another corpse has been picked up on the
beach at Quogue, which has not been
Identified. Another mast has washed
ashore at Quogue.
"Vere Loaded With Cfial Crews
Probably Perished.
XEW YORK, Feb. 4. There is every
reason to believe that three barges, coal
laden, from Xewport News, for Boston.
have been lost at sea as a result of the
storm of Sunday night, and that 13 per
sons comprlsng the crews have perished.
The barges were the Antelope, Bell of
Oregon and Mystic Belle. They were In
tow of the tug- Richmond, and the find
ing of a piece of wreckage bearing the
letters "Ope" lends confirmation to other
Information at hand. In the height of
the blow the Richmond's heavy towing
hawser snapped, and the barges went
adrift off Fire Island. Each barge had
on board three sailors. Besides the$e.
there were Captain Miller and his wife,
who acted as cook on the barge Ante
lope: Captain Harding, on the Bell of
Oregon, and Captain Rogers, on the Mys
tic Belle a total of 13 persons. The tug
Richmond. Pantiln MnrVinnnll rnnoVinrl
Xewport. R. I., today. Captain McCon-
I noil StnttZ fhnt he TVnc w01 rinf in crtn
with his tow at 6 o'clock on Sunday
night, off the Long Island Coast, when
the rope from the forard barge parted,
and the barges were blown lway from
the tug. Captain McConnell said he did
not give up hope of rescuing the men
on the barges until It became too dark
for him to distinguish them. The tug
then made for Xewport. Captain Mc-
Connell thinks the barges and those
aboard them have been lost.
Lous; Ocean Race.
YOKOHAMA. Jan. 24. via Victoria, B.
C Feb. 4. The British ship Brilliant,
carrying the biggest oil cargo (175,000
cases), consigned to the Standard Oil Com
pany's branch here, raced the Acme, an
other oil ship, from Xew York to this
port, and arrived here the 21st. The
I Brilliant left Xew York July 29, and the
Acme August 1, but the Acme has not
I appeared within two days margin, so that
the Brilliant claims the honors of the long
ocean race.
Should Be Xatural or Artificial, Xot
FULTOX, Feb. 3. (To the Editor.) It
is a general rule that whatever style is
adopted in laying out a park, it should
be adhered to as constantly as possible,
and if there are violations of the rule
they should be based on some logical rea
son. A park may conform to two ideals
It may simulate nature, or It may be a
work of art. To try to follow both
courses simultaneously is to invite failure
from the outset. If for any reason It is
expedient to Introduce formalism Into a
park which is in the main left in a natu
ral state, the more artificial portion must
be sequestered as possible from those In
which an effect or wlldness Is sought.
This is the very rudiments of park-making,
but how often it is violated!
It is futile to dogmatize as to the rela
tive merit of the two styles; each Is prop
er In Its place. H an English gentle
man's private park Is beautiful, with Its
deer forests, lawns and copses, no less
lovely In Its way is an Italian garden,
with its terraces, fountains, statues, cy
press rows, box-lined walks and the sym
metrical gardens, of Versailles. To decry
either shows a limitation of taste. But
it does not follow that either style will
serve all purposes. Many factors must be
considered climate, situation, topography,
scenery, size, purpose, cost, environment,
population, racial traits, etc A park
which would be charming beside the Tiber
might seem tolerably absurd beside the
Willamette. This lesson of fitne.-s has to
be studied and learned.
In landscape gardening, as In art and
literature, there is perhaps less disposi
tion to imitate romantic foreign things
than there was a generation ago. Yet
it is still hard for many jvop!e to realize
the beauty of what is simple and natural.
Where there exists no natural beauty, as
in the case of level prairie, the resources
of landscape gardening must be vigor
ously applkel to create an artificial park,
but where nature has already contributed
a high degree of charm, where the sur
roundings are rural, where the park Is
J. on a large scale, and is primarily resorted
to ror an outing, the best, as well as the
simplest, thing to do Is to follow the lead
of nature. Moreover, when this choice is
made It should be followed consistently,
and ornaments which might be appropri
ate to a city square or a formally laid-out
park should be rejected as Inappropriate.
A luxurious expanse of beautiful natural
scenery such as Portland and surround-J
mgs oner, a bit of nature reclaimed, to
give the jaded dwellers in town a taste
of rural charms. Is all that is wanted for
Portlanders. as well as for all dwellers
in large cities.
The following advertisement was clipped
from a Philadelphia paper and sent by a
landscape gardener of that city as an
ex:rmple of the "base use" to which the
much-abused professional title may be
put. The advertisers, after announcing
themselves In large type as "landscape
gardeners." proceed to state their quali
fications as follows:
"Sodding, grading, tree-trlmmlng, white
washing and cellar-cleaning In the most
thorough manner. Heaters attended to
for the season by contract or day a spe
cialty." There may be some ellfference of opin
ion as to whether a man Is a landscape
"gardener," "engineer" or "architect,"
but there can be no denying that either
of the titles is often used to cover a mul
titude of sins la the way of marring the
landscape. M. SCHEYDECKER.
Miners and Operators May Clash.
IXDIAXAPOL1S. Feb. 4. The demand
of the United Mlneworkers for a new
scale and the proposition of the operators
for a reduction of 10 per cent were taken
before the joint conference , this after
noon for discussion. In which all the del
egates on both sides had opportunity to
be heird. It Is believed that Ohio and
Pennsylvania operators have formed an
alliance for the purpose of resisting every
demand of the miners. This may result
In a holdlmr-out for several days.
Consignment Vnlned at Over S?4O0,000
Mostly Flonr, Cotton and
i The steamship Indravclll. of the Port
land-Oriental line, finished loading yes
terday. She will start for sea today.
Her cargo consists mostly of Hour, bale
cotton and sheeting. The vessel has been
loaded In very short time. She has one
of the largest and most valuable cargoes
ever consigned from this port to the
Orient. It has a dead weight of about
40OO tons, the full capacity of the ship,
and Is valued at over $400,000. She cleared
at the Custom-IIouse yesterday after
noon for Yokohama, her first destination.
Kobe, Shanghai, Hong Kong and other
Oriental ports.
The cargo includes 45,569 barrels of
flour, about 7000 bales of cotton and a
large quantity of sheeting. Other Items
of freight are a quantity of potatoes anel
a varied assortment of merchandise. Of
the flour 35,811 barrels are conslgneel to
Hong Kong, 1250 barrels to Mojl, 7939 bar
rels to Yokohama and 510 barrels to
Good Volume of Commerce at This
Port Lant .Month.
The January Custom-House report has
been made out by Collector of Customs
Patterson. The value of exports, J1.537,
43S, as not so heavy as lust month, but
was large. Duties from exports show a
small decrease from the figures of the
preceding month. The following is last
month's statement:
Vessels entered from foreign ports 2
Veit-els cleared for foreign ports 22
Vessels entered from domestic ports... 'm
Vessels cleared for domestic ports 17
Entries of merchandise for duty 93
Entries of merchandise free of tluty.... 3
Entries for warehouse 3
Entries for export to adjacent British
province 3
Entries for rewarehouse 3
Entries from warehouse for consump
tion 33
Entries for immediate transportation
without appraisement 21
Total number of entrW of all kln3s...l6S
Entries for consumption liquidated 1C1
Enjrles for warehouse liquidated ti
Licenses for coasting trade granted... 3
Licenses to vessels under 20 tons 1
Xumber documents to vessels 4
Value of exports, domestic. $1,537,43S.
Receipts From AH Sources.
Duties on Imports 522,626 43
Fines, penalties and forfeitures... 1,295 13
Miscellaneous customs receipts... 127 iX)
Official fees 103 ."0
Total $21,1533
Amount refunds and drawbacks
paid 1.300 32
Trans-Atlantic Rate Agreement.
LIVERPOOL, Feb. 4. The agreement
arrived at between the leading British,
American and Continental steamship lines
concerning both passenger and freight
rates, and which raises saloon rates to
a uniform minimum, will come Into op
eration In a few days. The following
lines have signed the agreement: Ameri
can, White Star, Dominion, Elder Demp
ster, Allan, Allan-State, Anchor, Ley
land, Atlantic Transport, Xorth German
Lloyd, Hamburg-American, Red Star, Cu
nard, Compagnie, Trans-Atlantique and
Holland-American lines. This agreement
will mean an extension of the Summer
season of trans-Atlantic travel.
The Summer season lasts from May to
August. The new rates will be consider
ably higher than those In force of recent
years. The fatt steamers will have a
higher minimum rate than the slow ves
sels. Little Hope for Stranded Vessels.
ATLAXTIC CITY, X. J., Feb. 4 The
Brlgantlne Beach llfesavlng station re
ports that the condflion of the British
steamer Claverdale is unchanged today.
Wrecking tugs are at work on her, but tt
is not believed they will be able to float
her until most of the 7CGm tons of cargo
has been removed. So .far no damage ha
been inflicted on the Claverdale.
The schooner Edith L. Allen, of Bath,
Me., which came ashore yesterday morn
ing about 400 feet from where the Claver
dale Is stranded. Is In a bad condition.
It Is feared she will become a total wreck.
The theory Is advanced by the llfesavlng
crew that the crew of the schooner were
deceived by the lights on the stranded
Claverdale. presuming the latter to be at
anchor and thus beached their own ves
sel. Astoria Marine Xotes.
ASTORIA. Feb. 4. When the steamer
Columbia came In this morniug. it was
very rough, and she got tossed about
pretty badly. Her cargo shifted, and
when she reached her wharf here she had
a decided list to port. Xo one was In
jured on board, nor was there any dam
age to the vessel.
The taking of testimony was concluded
today before T'nlted States Commission
er Thomson In the libel suit of Thomas
Edwards, the sailor, against the British
ship Braebraes. The testimony taken
was that of the master, officers anel crew,
so the vessel can now go to sea at the
first opportunity.
Xew Boiler for Bonlta.
The steamer Bonlta Is tied up at the
foot of Washington street, undergoing
extensive repairs. Her old boiler ha?
been taken out. Yesterday a new steel
boiler was put on board. It will carry a
pressure of 200 pounds to the square Inch,
whereas the limit of the old boiler was
120 pounds. The cylinders have been taken
out, and are now being bored larger.
The Bonlta will be a fast little steamer
when she has her new equipment.
Cnmhlnn "Warrior Cleared.
The British bark Cambrian Warrior
cleared yesterday with a wheat cargo
for Queisnstown or Falmouth for orelers.
She is dispatched by the Portland Flour
ing Mills. Her cargo consists of S0.506
bushels of wheat, valued at $52,:00. She
draws 20 feet 4 Inches. The next ves
sel to clear will be the Loch Garve, and
after her probably the Relnbek and
Charles Gounod.
Loss hy Fire.
SAX FRAXCISCO. Feb. 4. At an early
hour this morning the tug Walter Hack
ett. lying In Oakland Harbor, was discov
ered to be on fire. The flames are now re
ported to be under control, but the loss on
the vessel, which Is valued at $20,000, will
be considerable.
Schooner Ashore.
CAPE HENRY. Va.. Feb. 4. The
schooner Orland V. Wooten. from Savan
nah for Baltimore, with pine lumber. Is
ashore at Cape Hatteras. The crew o"
eight men were rescued by Hfesavers.
CnrRo of Lord Shafteshury.
The British bark Lord Shaftesbury
reached Portland Monday evening, and
filed her manifest papers at the Custom
House yesterday. She Is still moored in
the stream. The vessel brings an assorted
peddlers, prize -
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cargo of cement, fertilizer, mineral wa
ter, tar and Iron. She came from Ham
buig, via Honolulu, where she discharged
part of her cargo. The Lord Shaftes
bury Is not engaged for outward loading.
She and the Versailles are the two un
chartered ships in port.
"WreeUasre Washed Ashore.
LOXDOX. Feb. 4. A quantity of wreck
age has been washed ashore on the Isle of
Grainc. at the. mouth of the Thames, in
cluding portions of a ship's deck and a
box containing papers referring to the
vessel Adolph, Captain Anderson. The
Xorweglan bark Adolph. Captain Ander
son, sailed from Hamburg Janutiry 21, for
Had a RoiikIi Voynpre.
QUEEXSTOWX. Ireland. Feb. 4. The
Cunard line steamer Ultonla. which sailed
from Boston. January 23, for Liverpool,
and which arrived here today, reports
having encountered terrific weather . on
January 26 and January 27. During these
two days a blizzard and high seas pre
vailed and the vessel was only able to
steam 100 miles a day.
Stranded Vessels Apraln Afloat.
PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 4. The Brlfsh
steamship Europe, for London from Phil
adelphia, and the Erin line steamer Drum
mond. from Philadelphia for St. Thomas,
both of which grounded In the Delaware
River during yesterday's gale, were
floated early this morning. They were
found to be undamaged and both pro
ceeded. President Leed's Fast Yncht.
XEW YORK. Feb. 4. One of the fastest
ocean-going yachts in the world has been
completed at Port Richmond. Staten Is
land, for W. B. Leeds, president of the
Chicago. Rock Island & Pacific Railway
Company. The boat is said to have cost
5500.0CO. It will be launched Tuesday next.
Marine Xote.s.
The Irby left down yesterday In tqw of
the Harvest Queen.
The Bertha started for the sea yester
day, towed by the Ocklahama.
The steamer Bailey Gatzert is under
going repairs at the foot of Alder street.
The Fulwood Is discharging ballast at
Weldler's. preparatory to receiving a
lumber cargo.
The steamship Columbia arrived yes
terday from San Francisco. The steamer
Geo. W. Elder arrived at San Fran
cisco from Portland.
The steamer Ruth, which was sunk
near Corvallis several weeks ago, will be
launched in perhaps a week. Her bottom
anel stem have been renewed.
The British steamship Hatasu entered
tne ustom-i-iouse yesterday. She is at
Victoria dock. She will load with lumber
and flour for the Orient. She is dlscharir-
ing ballast.
Domestic and Foreign Ports.
ASTORIA. Feb. 4. Arrived at 9 -30 A. M.
and left up at 12 M. Steamer Columbia, from
into taking chea.p washing powders in the
belief th& they &.re equeJ to PEAR-LINE!
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San Franclco. Condition of the bar at 4 P.
ii., rough: wind west; weather squally.
San Franclco. Feb. 4. Arrived at 'J:15 A. M.
Steamer Elder, from Portland.
Tacoma, Feb. 4. Arrived British steamship
rak-LlriR. from Seattle. Sailed Steamer Santa
Ana, for San Francisco.
Xew York. Feb. 4. Arrived Staater.dam.
from Rotterdam; Saxonia, from Liverpool;
Prinz'i?ln Victoria Luis, from West IndU-s
Auckland. X. '... Feb. 4. Arrived Steamer
Ventura, from San Francisco, via Honolulu
and I'anco Panso. for Sydney. X. S. "W.
San Francisco. Feb. 4. Sailed Schooner
BknFal for Tacoma; schooner Reporter, for
Gray's Harbor: schooner Antelope, for Astoria:
schooner Jennie Wand, for Coos Bay; barken
ttne Elenear, for Wlllapa Harbor; steamer Em
pire, for Coos Bay. Arrived Steamer Geo. W.
Elder, from Portland; steamer Grace Dollar,
from Gray's Harbor; schooner Parkersburs:.
from CoaulUe River; 3teamer Fultota. from
Gray's Harbor.
Xew York. Feb. 4. Arrived Zeeland. from
Antwerp. Allcr, from Genoa and Xaple3.
Sailed Cevlc. for Liverpool.
Leghorn. Arrived January .'to Glenroy, from
Tacoma. Hlogo. etc., for London.
Liverpool. Feb. 4. Arrived GeorRia and
Ivernla. from Xew York.
Queenstown. Feb. 4. Arrived Ultonla, from
Seattle. Feb. 4. Sailed Steamer Despatch,
for Falrhaven; steamer Santa Ana. for San
Francisco; Sd. steamer Prosreto, for San Fran-cl-o
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