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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1907.
FIGHT CINCH OF
Franklin Association Clutches
Customer With Real
TYPICAL MERGER METHODS
Etate. Senator Hodson's "Price List
Committee" Allows Xo Appeal
So Lone as Independents
Can Be Cowed.
Bitter complaint concerning the meth
ods of the Franklin Association, which
they say is one of the closest combines
ever operated in the Pacific Northwest, is
being made by owners of the few re
maining independent printing establish
ments, who say regular trust methods are
in vogue and that the Franklin Associa
tion, of which C. W. Hodson, State
Senator, was president last year, Is any
thing but legitimate.
This association has in its clutches not
only the printing concerns of this sec
tion, but the bookbinders, linotypes,
paper dealers, stationers and the Ameri
can Type Foundry, according to the
statement cf the independent job print
ers, who accuse it of fixing an exorbi
tant rate for Job printing which must
not be underbid by any of its members,
making the customer entirely helpless as
far as competition is concerned. It also
prevents the outside printers from buy
ing any supplies in this state and but
few in Washington, thus compelling them
to go to Eastern markets and spend
money there which would otherwise be
put in circulation in Oregon.
Price Tips by Telephone.
The operations of the Franklin Associa
tion are unique, but effective, in so far
as they compel the customer to pay the
schedule association rate for all kinds
of Job work. When a citizen has a piece
of printing he wishes done he goes to
the printing company and asks for an
estimate. The printer states that he
will have to figure on it and asks him
to call again. As soon as the customer
Is out of hearing, the association is com
municated with, the rate fixed and every
other firm in town which is a member
of the association notified of the esti
mate. If the customer, on his return,
considers the estimate too high, he goes
to another firm, and another, and an
other, and while he may get higher esti
mates, he receives none lower. This
convinces him that the first firm was
doing the right thing by him, although
the price seemed high.
While this trust method works great
hardship on the citizen customer, the
wily association sees to it that no job
printer but him of the Franklin brand
can subsist in Oregon, although a few
of them have weathered the boycotts
which have been declared against them
by urms on whom they are dependent
for supplies. The paper dealers are
perhaps tied up the closest by the
Franklinites and so closely have the
tentacles of this trust closed around
them that they are not permitted to
sell paper to a customer who intends
to have It printed. The sale must be
made through some printer, who also
Bets the contract for the printing.
AVhen an Oregon citizen wishes a pub
lication printed which requires bind
ing he makes the entire contract with
tho printer, for the binder does not
dare underestimate the printer, accord
ing to the rules of the Franklin Asso
ciation, say the independents. Even
the tmai.vi' stationery stores are tied
up by the combine, but they are not
of so much Importance to the inde
pendents as the wholesale pnper deal
ers. Typical Trust Methods.
The largest independent job printers
In Portland at present are The Key
stone Company, The Independent and
the T. G. Robison Printing Company, in
addition to which there are a number
of small concerns. These companies
state that the Franklin Association
has tried in every way within Its power
to run them out. of business or force
them to join the combine, and that
practically their entire stock of sup
plies is purchased from outside sources
instead of in Oregon. A frank admis
sion of the hold the Franklin Asso
ciation has upon the paper dealers is
made by George F. Rogers & Co.. of
Salem, in a letter to the Independent
Printing Company. This letter, which
was dictated and initialed by Rogers
personally and signed by the firm,
reads as follows:
Falem, Or., 7-14-05.
Indrpmtlent Printing Company, 343 Ash street,
Gentlemen: We have your kind letter of the
I2th Inst, together with order for paper stock,
and -while we would be very itlad Indeed to
nerve you with anythlnn you wis In our line,
we -feel tlmt (naemuch as the Portland Paper
Association has refused your business on ac
count of the Franklin Association we shall
Jiave to decline It for the same reasons. Per
sonally, we, would like very much to sell you
fmper, but if we did so we would not be act
ing in Rood faith with the Paper Association,
r which we are members.
Regretting our Inability to serve you, and
with the very best ot ieeimg, we tire, joura
very truly. G"EORGE F. ROGERS & CO.
Mr. Rodgers is a member of the
Cutting Off Supply Sources.
The Oregonian has the statements of
several people who attempted to pur
chase paper from wholesalers in Port
land that they were unable to do so if
It became known that the purchaser
intended having any printing done on
it. An employe of the Pacific Paper
Company told a customer that he was
not even allowed to discuss prices with
people who intended having job work
done that in Buch a case the customer
would have to purchase through the
printer, else the paper firm would be
bovcotted by tho printers. "They have
added the J. K. Gill firm to their list
now." said an independent printer
yesterday, "and now one of us cannot
even buy a package or envelopes irom
that firm. We can still get them from
Sanborn & Vail, but many of the re
tailers seem to be in the association's
J. B. Gantenbein, of the Keystone
Press, interviewed yesterday, stated
that that concern was still able to pur
chase a few supplies In some of the
"Washington towns, but was compelled
to rpend most of its money in Eastern
markets. "1 have been approached
many times by the Franklin Associa
tion members." he' said, "but we are
not in business to skin the public, and
we have not been willing to Join a
trust to establish exorbitant rates.
When we first established our Dusl
ness here we were told that It would
be absolutely necessary to join the
Franklin In order to do business. In
fact. John Mann, of the firm of Mann
& Beach (Senator S. C. Beach), told
ine in a very personal manner:
"We'll 'put you out of business in six
months if you don't join the Franklin
Mr. Gantenbein further explained that
the only reason the Franklin Association
did not entirely tie up the Washington
supply market was that it is afraid of the
interstate commerce law, which has
proven effective in. similar cases in other
localities. "There was just such a case
in another line of business in California."
he said, "but the outside man took the
matter Into the courts and won heavy
damages from the combine."
Among the notices of the Franklin As
sociation which The Oregonian has in its
possession is one which says: "The Seat
tle Association asks protection on the
following" (naming various printing sup
plies which have been bid upon), showing
that the association works in the State
of Washington. On another bulletin was
posted the following note, in which the
folowing "order" was given:
At a meetlns of the board of directors held
on November 3. it was ORDERED: That here
after no solicitor ehail give any estimate or
fijrure on any work while out soliciting except
for regular scale work or that which can be
correctly figured at scale price, without first
ascertaining if figures have been reported to
association on such work.
JOHN R. JAMES, Auditor.
Hod.son Heads Price List Band.
Senator Hodson now heads the "Price
List Committee," which makes the prices
which the public must pay. and from
which there is no appeal as long as the
Franklinites can force the independents
out of business. The other members of
this committee are E. H. James, M.
Markewitz. A. S. Hawk and J. R. Rogers.
The officers of the association are:
President, E. F. Bennett (Bennett-Auter-son
Co.); vice-president, M. Markewitz,
(Bushong & Co.); secretary, George Peas
lee (Peasless Brothers); treasurer. M. M.
Binford (Metropolitan Printing Company).
EACH EXPECTS THE OLIVE
Y. M. C. A. VS. MULTNOMAH AT
Each Quotes Scores to Show Super
iority Local Association Meets
Salem Y". M. C. A. Tonight.
The basketball game tomorrow night be
tween the. Portland Y. M. C. A and
Multnomah is attracting more atten
tion than any game yet this season in
the Oregon State League. The game to
night between the Portland and Salem
Y. M. C. A. is rousing less interest
than the game tomorrow, as the outcome
is not so much in doubt.
It is almost certain that the Portland
team will win, the scores of past games
showing that the local team is stronger.
The Salem Y. M. C. A. was beaten by
"Willamette University by a v score of 22
to 20, while the Portland Association
defeated the college team 29 to 24. Di
rector Grille-, of the Association, does
not expect, however, to have an easy
Walter Wlnslow, of Willamette Uni
versity, will act as referee at both games
and as he Is one of the best known and
considered one of the fairest officials in
the state, the players on both sides are
assured a square, deal.
The Multnomah-Y. M. C. A. game will
he played at the club gymnasium. Both
sides are confident of victory and cite the
scores of former games as proof of their
superiority. The Association bases its
claims of victory on the Willamette
game. The Association boys beat the
Salem team, while Multnomah was beat
en by Willamette. This shows to a great
extent the strength of the teams, but
the Club boys allege that the scores of
all the other games show that they are
stronger. They have met and defeated
every team In the league, with the ex
ception of Willamette, and they say this
one defeat does not show that they will
be beaten by the Y. M. C. A.
The team that wins will have a good
chance of being champion of the city.
In the league Multnomah stands sec
ond. Dallas leading. The Y. M. C. A.
is fourth, without much chance of climb
ing to the top. The standing of the
Played. Won. Lost. P. C.
Dallas 7 1 .l2
Multnomah t 6 1 .8:S3
Willamette University... 8 2 .750
Portland T. M. C. A 7 4 :'. .KiiS
Salem Y. M. C. A 2 7 .222
Pacific College 7 1 .142
Monmouth Normal School 7 0 7 .000
Asks $20,000 for Loss of Leg.
William Martin wishes his left leg re
placed by a check for $20,000 and in a
suit filed in the Circuit Court yesterday
asks that the Rue & Clyde Logging com
pany be required to perform the opera
tion. Martin sets out that he was work
ing on a logging trail for the company
over in Washington a year ago last Au
gust when one of the logs became
loosened and he was thrown a distance
of 24 feet. As a result of this accident
his leg had to be amputated.
Xew Steamer for North Coast.
VICTORIA, B. C, Feb. 7. Captain
Johnston, of the steamer Venture,
leaves tomorrow for England to pur
chase a steel steamer - for the Bosqo
witz Steamship Company for service
between Victoria and Prince Rupert.
KISKIt Flllt SOl'VEXIR PHOTOS.
Northwest Scenery Lobby Imperial.
SALEM Y. M. C. A. BASKETBALL. TEAM WHICH PLAYS
9- A,- c V
READING STROM LEFT TO RIGHT: ALLEN, MANAGER; STEIN BACK, JONES,
THREE FINES FOR
Persistent Talking Back to
Judge Frazer Costs John
F. Logan $15.
PAYS, DEPARTS IN WRATH
Attorney for Money Lender Ecker
son Loses Temper When His Ob
jections to Rulings for Op
ponent Are Unavailing.
Differences of opinion between Circuit
Judge Frazer and Lawyer John F. Logan
over the admissibility of evidence in a
damage suit led to ah extended verbal
duel, which commenced during the fore
noon yesterday and continued at inter
vals until Mr. Logan withdrew from the
case at 2:30 o'clock after being fined three
times for contempt of court. Attorney
Logan, declared when leaving that he
never again would participate in any
trial conducted before Judge Frazer. He
promptly paid the fines imposed.
The case was that of Catherine Hunts
man against R. I. Eckerson, a money
lender, from whom she is seeking $20,000
damages for causing her arrest on an al
leged unfounded charge. Attorney Logan
appeared as associate counsel for Ecker
son and In his cross-examination of Dr.
L. A. Kent, a witness for the defense,
made an effort to impeach the testimony
of two other witnesses. Attorney. Spen
cer, representing Mrs. Huntsman, per
sistently objected to Mr. Logan's lin of
cross-examination as irregular and was
sustained in each objection by Judge Fra
zer. Mr. Logan entered an exception to
The first exchange of words occurred
at 11:30 A. M. and Judge Frazer imme
diately adjourned court until 2 P. M.
"I have ruled on these questions several
times, Mr. Logan," said the court. "I
do not see the need of repeating them
persistently so as to delay the case. You
cannot place evidence without laying a
"I have laid a foundation," said the
"You have not and I think you know
better than to attempt to enter evidence
without laying a foundation," was Judge
"I have laid a foundation," reiterated
"You have not 'and you know you have
not, and I hope this case will go to the
Supreme Court, so that the loose meth
ods of attorneys in trying cases before
this court may be noted and a set rule
established for proper procedure.
"Yes, I hope it will go to the Su
preme Court, too." was the rejoinder.
At 2 P. M. Mr. Logan called H. M. Cake
into the case to testify as to the methods
of procedure in the taking of such testi
mony. Mr. Cake was interrupted shortly
by Juror Fred G. Buftum, who had grown
very tired of the wrangling over points of
Buffum Gets Weary of It.
"I'd like to ask a question," said the
Juror, "and I understand any juror has a
right to ask questions. If this is a trial
going on here we'd like to have it pro
ceeded with, as there are several busi
ness men on this Jury and they're losing
valuable time. But if this is a lot of
horseplay instead of a trial I would like
to be excused."
Judge Frazer explained that It was
necessary to pass on differences among
attorneys over points of law in order to
insure a fair trial of any case and that
while considerable time was consumed
thereby, such delay was nevertheless a
Peace seemed to hover over the court
room for a time and then Mr. Logan
called the money-lender Eckerson to the
stand and the climax followed promptly.
Things went smoothly until Attorney
Spencer took up the cross examination
of the witness. He wanted to know how
it was that Eckerson loaned Mrs. Hunts
man $250, charged her $40 interest and
then filed charges against her of having
defrauded him out of $290.
Attorney Logan at once objected and
when his objection was overruled, re
"Mr. Logan, you are talking too much,"
suggested Judge Frazer, with severity. "I
don't blame the jurors for getting irrit
able when you take up all the time in
"Well. I object to your honor's ruling
and also to your honor's taking up so
much time in making remarks from the
bench," was the heated reply.
"John, you are talking too much," said
Judge Frazer mildly.
"I have a right to object to these things
and I object to your making so many
remarks from the bench," was the retort
Lawyer Logan Fined.
"Enter a fine of $3 against John
Logan," said the court, addressing
Deputy County Clerk Lounsbury.
"All right," said the attorney," but I
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la. i - S l-S
still object to your remarking so much
from the bench on everything that Is
"Enter another fine " of $5," said the
"If you fine me again I'll withdraw
from this case," protested Logan.
"Very well, I fine, you another $5," was'
tlie quick reply.
"All right, your honor, I'll pay these
fines,'.' was Mr. Logan's parting state
ment, as he reached for his papers and
effects. "I withdraw from this case and
I will never try another case in this
Eckerson's interests were thereafter
looked after by Attorney J. F. Booth.
The case will go to the Jury probably
FIREMAN SUES FOR DAMAGES
Man Injured in Third-Street Colli
sion Demands $7489.
Gibson -Montague, a member of the local
fire department, filed suit against the
Portland Railway Company in the State
Circuit Court yesterday for damages ag
gregating $74S9. The suit grew out of a
collision between a streetcar and a hook
and ladder truck several weeks ago. The
truck was responding tQ an alarm of fire
on Couch street when struck by a car
on the "S" line.
Montague, in his complaint, sets out
that the car was running in excess of the
city speed limit and that the accident was
precipitated by carelessness of the com
pany's employes. He says the accident
permanently disfigured him, leaving the
scar of a severe cut on his forehead.
Small Verdict Salve for Wounds.
F. M. Staubsandt's wounded feelings
probably feel better today, as the hurt
wasi assuaged yesterday afternoon by a'
verdict for $75 against Hugo Tannensee.
Staubsandt Is a bartender by profession
and has the peculiarly sensitive nature of
all first-class bartenders. Last Christ
mas he was working for H. Tannensee,
who runs a saloon at Fourth and Mad
ison streets. The proprietor happened to
get into a squabble with his cheer-dispenser
and emphasized his side of the
case with a club. Staubsandt was hit a
couple of times across the cranium and
as soon as the swelling subsided so that
he could appear on the streets, he headed
for a lawyer and filed action. He placed
the injury to his head and feelings at
$2010, but the jury which decided the case
in Judge Cleland's court yesterday
thought $75 would be about right.
Taft Expected to Plead Guilty.
An information charging W. H. Taft,
a former real estate dealer, with hav
ing uttered a forged promissory note
with intent to defraud George D.
Peters, was filed in the Circuit Court
yesterday by the District Attorney's
office. Taft will be arraigned on the
charge this morning and It is said
that he will enter a plea of guilty in
hopes of securing a minimum sen
tence. While he has been asserting
that others were implicated with him
and that their arrest would follow,
it is now said by the authorities that
Taft alone will bear the consequences,
there ' being no evidence to connect
other persons with the case. Taft is
In the County Jail in default of a
Suit Over Live Wire Accident.
While driving down Twenty-third
street about two years ago James Oat
man's team stopped very suddenly, so
suddenly in fact that Oatman kept on
traveling and struck the ground with
great force. Now he wants the Pa
cific States Telephone & Telegraph
Company to pay him $3000 for the acci
dent, attributing it to the fact that a
live wire, permitted to lie across the
street, caused his horses to stop. The
suit vas filed in the State Circuit
Court yesterday forenoon.
Girl Minors Given Liquor.
Jack Early, an amateur detective,
?.nd his friend, Louie Cluett, a bartend
er, were arrested by the Sheriff's of
fice yesterday afternoon on a charge
of enticing young girls into a saloon
and giving them intoxicating liquors.
The arrest was made on an informa
tion filed in the Circuit Court yester
day forenoon by Deputy District At
torney Moser. It is set out that the
two men enticed Jessie Ivers and
Branda Graves, minors, to a Sixth
street saloon after visiting the theater.
Traffic Is Demoralized.
The Washington division of the O. R.
& N. is still in a state of demoralization
and it may take a week to clear away
the trouble. There will be no Spokane
train today in either direction. It may
be several days before train service to
Spokane is resumed.
Although the main line was cleared yes
terday from Bonneville to Huntington,
the Eastern Oregon lines are in bad
shape. Dispatches yesterday stated that
the Blue Mountain district is in fairly
good shape, although four work trains
are out and the Deschutes and Heppner
bridges are in bad shape. An irrigation
ditch which has broken in the La Grande
country has caused much trouble and the
prospects are that more rain would fall
there yesterday and today.
At Heppner Junction at noon yesterday
the water was reported falling fast.' The
Snake River and Pendleton branches of
the O. R. & N. are tied up and washouts
ere very numerous throughout the Wash
ington division. Throughout the Palouse
country there has been continual water
trouble for days. The Shaniko branch,,
or Columbia Southern, is also tied up by
IN PORTLAND TONIGHT
KING, BISHER AND RHODES.
RIVER IS NOW A
Mad Stream Sweeps Through
the Harbor With an Eight
LOGS HAMMER BRIDGES
Crest or CS Feet Will Be Reached
Today Railroad Service Over O.
R. & X. to Be Resumed
II.OOI) SITUATION SUMMARIZED.
Extreme high water In the present
flood is expected to be reached today
when the crest will be about S3 feet.
Additional damage wu done through
the Lower Valley yesterday and the
river continued to rise all day.
A large boom of logs was carried
from its moorings at Oregon City and
soattered along the river. The loga
belonged to the Willamette Pulp &
Paper Company and the loss is about
The escaping logs and other drift
hammered the bridge piers all day, but
there was no perceptible damage to
Oregon City's water supply has been
shut ofT and the power plant of the
Portland General Electric Company at
that place is practically at a standstill.
Booming along with an eight-mile cur
rent, the Willamette River continued to
rise yesterday and. now stands at the
highest point it has reached during any
Winter since 1890. The current running
through the harbor Is almost unpreced
ented and the damage being done by the
mad stream will run into a large total.
The flood will reach its crest this morn
ing, when it is expected to go to 23 feet
above low water. Then it will prob
ably commence to fall, slowly at first,
but rapidly by Saturday night and Sun
day. The weather bureau gauge showed
a height of 22.2 feet at 5 o'clock yester
day. Racing along like a torrent, discolored
and bringing down large quantities of
drift, the river was a great attraction
yesterday and thousands of Portland
people stood on the bridges and watched
its swirling, eddying currents. All man
ner of drift raced through the harbor, a
menace to river craft, docks and bridges.
Damage up the valley is large and the
city's streetcar and lighting systems
have been partially disorganized by the
almost complete blocking of the Oregon
City powerhouse by the flood.
The railroad situation has improved
CONDITION ON O. R. N.
Advices received by General Man
ager O'Brien, of the O. R. & N.,
late last night from the forces at
work clearing away the slides that
block the tracks In the Columbia
gorge state the line will probably
be opened for trains by 2 o'clock this
This will end a complete blockade
of the main line that has been the
worst since 1884, when a 16-day
snow storm put a stop to traffic for
that length of time.
Large forces of men, assisted by
snowplows and engines, have been
steadily at work bucking the snow
elides along the Columbia since Sat
urday night. The line has been
closed to all trafTic between Trout
dale and Bonneville for six days.
and it is expected to get trains through
the Columbia gorge today. Water covers
the main line of the Southern Pacific near
Oregon City to a depth of a foot and a
half. The track is also submerged Just
beyond Oregon City. Passenger trains
are being moved with but little delay
but no attemDt is being made to get
freight trains through the floods;-
Steamer Has Narrow Escape.
Navigation in the harbor is dangerous.
The steamer Mascot narrowly escaped
serious injury yesterday morning in try
ing to come through the Burnside-street
bridge draw. She was unable to make
the dock at the foot of Taylor street
and landed her passengers at the Central
At 9 o'clock in the morning a log raft
belonging to the "Willamette Pulp & Pa
per Mills at Oregon City broke loose and
started down stream. The raft contained
3.000,000 feet of timber and proceeded
down the river at better than eight miles
an hour. Word was sent to Portland im
mediately and the bridgetenders were
ordered to keep a sharp lookout. After
passing Oswego the boom broke and
the logs scattered, reducing the danger
to Portland's harbor to a minimum. For
a time it looked as if the venerable struc
ture which spans the river at the foot
of Madison street was doomed.
During the day and night houseboats
and all manner of drift came down the
river. Houses were mashed to splinters
by contact with the bridges. Along the
lower harbor beachcombers are reaping
a harvest of logs and firewood.
JAne May Be Cleared Today.
Reports received yesterday from O.
R. ot N. officials who are directing the
clearing of the line through the Co
lumbia gorge were encouraging, and
it was hoped to clear the slides from
the track by today. No passengers
were taken on the steamers leaving
for Bonneville from Portland, because
it is likely that trains will get away
from the city this morning. Besides
the workmen shoveling snow and ice
from the track could not well be spared
to transfer passengers and baggage, as
the officials wanted them to work
every minute in clearing the tracks.
Iast night a small army worked all
night attacking the slides that block
the way to the East. A special train
left Portland yesterday with 400
workmen on board, under the direction
of J. F. Graham, superintendent of
motive power for the Harriman lines.
Chief Engineer Boschke and Division
Engineer Newell, with Assistant Super
intendent Connolly were on board to
direct the work.
Mr. Graham wired back that he ex
pected to have the snowplow that was
stalled tn the drifts at Oneonta re
leased by 4:30 yesterday afternoon,
when it would be put to work bucking
the drifts. He sent word that he
hoped to reach Bonneville last night,
but this seemed too good to be true in
the general offices, where it was
thought doubtful that such progress
would be made.
Superintendent Buckley was working
towards Portland from the vicinity of
Bonneville yesterday. He had a large
force of shovtlers at work and ex
pected the rotary plow- sent to La
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Grande for repairs to return to the
scene of the trouble at some time dur
ing last night, as it "nad been fixed up
and left La Grande at midnight
Track Open East of Bonneville.
From Bonneville east to Huntington
the track was reported open yesterday
for slow trains. Tracks were soft in
all directions and there were numer
ous points where bridges had to be ex
amined before trains crossed.
It was expected yesterday afternoon
that as t,he line to Huntington from
Bonneville was open, westbound pas
sengers would have no delay in reach
ing Portland, transfers to steamers be
ing continued at Bonneville. The Har
vest Queen left yesterday afternoon at
3:16 on the return trip to Bonneville,
and the steamer Spencer went up last
night to bring down passengers. Mail
and hand-baggage only was being
transferred in addition to passengers.
General Manager O'Brien expects the
line to be opened some time today, and
hopes to ho able to run trains this
morning clear through to Portland. He
said conditions through the Columbia
gorge are frightful. Snowdrifts lie 30
feet deep in many places and are hard
to handle because of the fact that
they are partially composed of ice.
He said that some telegraph polos
are encrusted wlili lee five inches
thick and that the wires are down for
a distance of 10 miles. The telegraph
line will have to be practically re
built, said Mr. O'Brien, for a distance
of 10 miles. Lrfirge forces of Western
Union workmen, who left on a special
train Wednesday morning, are' busy
erecting the poles and stringing wires.
Late last night no word could be got
ten through, but it is hoped to have
the wires working by today.
THROUGH THREE FEET WATER
Southern Pacific Truing Almost Sub
merged at Oregon City.
OREGON CITY. Or.. Feb. 7. (Secial.)
The water in the Willamette has risen
less rapidly today and hopes are enter
tained that the worst of the flood Is
past. The upper river rose 0.1 foot since
8 o'clock this morning and the lower
river 0.5 foot. Unless rain swells the
streams tributary to the river, the dan
ger is past.
Both of the paper companies have lost
log booms, one belonging to the Crown
Company and containing 3.000,000 feet of
logs, went out last night and one owned
by the Willamette Company and esti
mated to contain about 1,000.000 feet, went
this morning. The Portland General
Klectric Comany is having trouble at its
station here and for a time all the cur
rent was shut off this afternoon. A very
little more rise would plunge the town in
darkness, and cut off all the power used
to run the factories still in operation.
The Southern Pacific southbound trains
have to go through three feet of water
before entering the city, and much trou
ble is experiencd in running througli the
inundated place, which extends for more
than a mile. The bridge of the O. W. P.
over the Clackamas is said to have
moved about a foot from its foundations
and it may be washed away.
Last night a large portion of the west
wall of the basin at the head of J n
street was broken off, as was most of
the breakwater. This resulted in the
closing of the woolen mills, and the east
side mill of the Crown Paper Company.
The pulp mill cannot be reopened till tlie
low water next June will allow Um wall
to be rebuilt. The city pumping station
can resume operations when the water
lowers five feet. An 80-horsepower motor
was received today to be put in opera
tion as soon as practicable If the ma
chinery of the station is found to be
BOATS TO. BRING PASSENGERS
Steamers Harvest Queen and Spen
cer Leave for Bonneville.
The steamer Harvest Queen, of the
O. U. & N. Co.. left yesterday after
noon for Bonneville, where she will
receive passengers, express and mail
from the belated trains arriving from
the East. The Queen will arrive in
Portland shortly after noon today.
The steamer Charles R. Spencer, un
der charter to the railroad company.
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MISS EMMA RUNT2LER
arrived from the Cascade Locks late
last night with passengers from the
two trains which have been held at
Pendleton for the last week.
Until such a time as the track is
cleared so that trains may operate in
safety east of the Cascade Locks, no
passengers will be received for points
on lines of the O. R. & N. Conditions
between Portland and Bonneville are so
that it is a difficult matter to state Just
when trains will be able to get
through. Efforts are being made to
clear the track from Bonneville east.
If this Is accomplished, the steamers
now plying between Portland ami
Bonneville will operate on alternate
schedule, and will carry passengers,
eastbound, to the rail connection.
The steamer Hassalo, running be
tween Portland and Astoria, landed at
Ainsworth last night and took passen
gers and freight from that dock. It
was , deemed imprudent to bring the
steamer through the bridges with so
much drift running.
ELECTRIC PLANT IS CRIPPLED
High AVator at Oregon City Inter
fores With Generators.
Portland's streetcar and lighting sys
tems were crippled last night by the flood,
which almost stopped the dynamos in the
Oregon City power-house, so hlsh was
the water. The generators were still
spinning last night, but they were able
to furnish power only for the Oreuon
Water Power lines. The Portland cars
relic d upon the North Portland plant,
which was running to its capacity and
was grinding out 10,000 horsepower.
Only a part of the usual tripper service
during the rush hours was operated last
night and it was late before the street
arc lights were turned on. There was
not enough power to supply the arc cir
cuits and the residence and store lights,
together with the, "juice" needed to speed
trolley-cars during the early part of the
night. The heavy carloads were reduced
as the evening wore on and store lights
were put out, more power was available
for street lighting and the arcs were
The same trouble will probably be felt
tonight and it is likely that the Oregon
City plant may be completely stalled by
the high water, which backs tip in the
tail races and checks the turbine water
wheels. HE LAUGHS AT OREGON'S SNOW
"You Should See It on White Pass
and Yukon," Says J. H. Rogers.
James H. Rogers, traffic manager of the
White Pass & Yukon Railway, was in
Portland yesterday in the interest of his
line. He is making plans for a big tour
ist travel during the coming Summer.
Stage lines have been established along
the Yukon in connection with the rail
road and a large country has been opened
up to the traveler. Mr. Rogers is sur
prised that there is any concern in Port
land because of snow on the railway
tracks of the O. R. & N., Baying this
condition is the usual one on his line,
and that a train is never sent out in the
Winter unless it is preceded by two en
gines driving a rotary snowplow.
Telephones Are Restored.
Since the storm of last week telephone
service in East Portland has been com
pletely broken up. and seeing no imme
diate relief in sight, a committee com
posed of Councilman Kellaher, H. H.
Newhall, D. H. Strowbridge. H. A. Calef
and other business men of that section
called on the Pacific States Telephone
Company yesterday and asked that ser
vice be restored without delay. C. E.
Hickman, of the company, went to the
East Side and in the course of a short
time the business men's telephones were
River Vailing at Salem.
SALEM. Or., Feb. 7. (Special.) For the
past IS hours the river has been slowly
(falling. It registered 27 feet tonight.
Travel has not yet been resumed over the
bridge, as the west end is still submerged
under several feet of water, and it is re
ported to be in a shakv condition.
It is yet too early to place any estimate
on the damages caused by the flood, but
It will probably amount to a good many
All private and
promptly cured and
their effects perma
from the system.