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TIIE MORNING OREGOXIAy, FRIDAY. JANUARY 22, 190tr.
IS AT STANDSTILL
River at Portland Comes
Stop at Stage of 19.7
Feet Above Zero.
FOUR SCOWS GO ADRIFT
Part of Public Baths Also Breaks
Moorings, but Fireboat Captures
Runaway Craft Child Res
cued From Drifting Home.
The 'Willamette, at Portland. came to
a standstill at 19.7 feet at 1 o'clock
yesterday afternoon. It Is possible
that there will be an additional rtse
of .1 or .1 of a foot but hardly more.
Local Forecast Official E. A. Heals
"I think the top of the, high water
Is here. I cannot see anything in sight
that looks like a higher stage- The
Columbia will come up a foot or two
more which will prevent the ater In
the Willamette from running off quite
so fast and the rains of the past 24
hours will keep the river here at about
Craft Break Their Moorings.
Four scows an.l a portion of the
pontoon of the Portland Free Swim
ming; Baths broke from their moorings
near the east end of the Madison-street
bridge about :30 o'clock last night,
and were swept down stream In the
swollen current. The fireboat George H.
Williams went In pusult of the craft and
after considerable difficulty, managed
to overhaul and moor them near the
foot of Russell street. The fireboat
then pursued the drifting pontoon,
caught It and towed It back to Its
When the scows went adrift most of
the occupants were ashore, but the In
fant child of Mack Stalky was on one of
the floating homes, and was rescued by
Frank McCaffrey, who put out In a
The scows that went adrift bad been
occupied by Frank McCaffrey. Mack Sta
ler. George Qulnn and Bert Dryden and
their families, each of which was ren
dered temporarily homeless by the disas
ter. The scows were moored just north
of the baths and when the latter struc
ture went adrift It .carried the other
craft with It. The pursuit by the fire
boat began almost immediately, and,
luckily, the derelicts were overtaken be
fore they had Inflicted any damage to
The owners of the houseboats were no
tified of the capture of their homes and
Informed of their new moorings. While
the women remained with neighbors, the
men repaired to the scene and securely
lashed the craft to the new mooring
Harbormoster Spelcr. In his annual re
port to the Council, condemned the baths,
and Joseph Supple, a shipbuilder, has
pronounced them worthless. They have
deteriorated to such an extent as to
render them unfit for use.
Vessels Cannot Be Moved.
Heavy current In the Willamette has
put a stop to all movements of sailing
vessels. The craft are awaiting an op
portunity to proceed to Astoria but It
Is Impossible to get them away from
The St. Helens, Majestic and Palsy
, Mitchell, which left Astoria Wednesday
morning, did not reach Portland until
noon yesterday. The three steamers
were compelled to tie up for the night
at Rainier. The Lower Columbia was
full of Ice and big drift. Bound tip
stream are the steamers Eureka and
Yellowstone, but they will not arrive
In port until sometime this afternoon.
A string of boomstlcks, which had
been dislodged from the pier of the
Madison-street bridge fouled the draw
and west piers of tiie Merrlson-street
bridge at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon
and for a period of 40 minutes all traf
fic on the bridge was suspended. The
steamer Wauna. which had been working-
at the Madison-street bridge final
ly succeeded in hauling the logs from
their position against the Morrlson-
treet structure. '
Work to Dislodge Drift.
In addition to the sternwheel steam
er Wauna. the tugs Resolute and Alarm
worked all day nt the bridges, dislodg
ing drift. By night the three steamers
had eased up the strain to a considera
Fears of the Madison-street bridge
going out hns been practically aban
dooned but It Is doubtful whether the
structure will ever be staunch enough
again to stand traffic. Karly yester
day morning It looked as if the struc
ture must succumb to the heavy cur
rent and the terrific strain of the
large quantities of drift which had
lodcxl ajrainst It.
Word was received at the office of
the United States Engineers to the
effect that the drill scow, which broke
loose from Its quarters at Klc-Mile
rapids Wednesday morning, had lodged
on Rldgley'a Island and that there
were good poslhilitles . of saving her.
The scow which, went adrift from
T'matllla, lodged on a aandbar near
Deschutes but la liable to total de
struction by the ice. The third scow,
which was In Winter quarters at Fish
hook, and went out with tha. ice Jam.
has not been heard from. It la prob
able that she was battered to pieces
by tha Ice.
t'matllla Breaks Her Moorings.
Tha new steamer dredge Umatilla,
which had been working on the Uma
tilla rapids, broke loose from her moor
ings yesterday morning and was car
ried to tha mouth of the Peschutes.
She la now In an easy position and
beyond tha damag done on her voy
ara down the river It Is thought that
nothing; further will result.
The steamers Dalles City and Sarah
Dixon, which were caught In the upper
canal of tha Cascade Locks when the
river closed two weeks ago. got out of
tha loe yesterday morning and the former
reached Portland at 4:44 in tha afternoon.
Beyond tha activity due to the mer
chants removing" roods to placea of
safety, there was little doing on the
river front yesterday. All Wednes
day night and all day yesterday gangs
of men were at work. On Mersey
dock a quantity of freight was dam
aged. Everything was removed from
Couch 'street In time. The Alliance,
which Is due today from Coos Bay,
will dock at Columbia No. 1.
fcTOKM IS BIO BOOX TO CROPS
Reports fhow That Bad Weather
II a Helped Farmers.
That the widespread storm trouble
throughout the Pacific Northwest haa
had a beneficial effect unon the grow
ing crop of wheat and that the heavy
expense to the railroads of this terri
tory to keep their lines open will be
largely returned to them In freight rates J
on a monster wneat crop Is the cheering ,
Ivcd from the 'nterior I
yesterday by tne iranic aeparimeni ui
the Harriman lines.
Throughout Wasco County, where the
ground has been cultivated, the moisture
was chiefly absorbed and crop prospects
are said to be excellent.
In Sherman County present conditions
are said to be very favorable. The
froxen ground Is said not to have pre
vented the soil from getting the benefit
of the melting snows.
Ploughed ground In Gilliam County
caught most of the water from melting
snows, it was reported yesterday. Good
rains have fallen there recently and all
grain crops are looking fine.
There Is no frost In the ground In Mor
row County. Conditions for a bumper
wheat crop are said to bo excellent.
Morrow County farmers are reported
to be rejoicing on account of the fact
that frost m nearly if not all out of
the ground before' the snow melted, al
lowing the moisture to sink Into the
Moisture from melted snows went Into
the soil In the Grande Ronde Valley,
verv little running off.
Conditions are reported good In Wal
lowa County, the soil being much bene
fited by the melting snows.
Throughout the Palouse country re
ports are that while the melted snows
benefited the soil hut little, the water
running off generally because of te
froxen ground, the earth Is now thawing
and rains for the past three days have
been highly beneficial.
XORTII BANK ROAD SUFFERS
Blockaded by Floods; Other Main
Lines Out of Portland Recover.
Although main lines of the O. R. N..
Southern Pacific and Northern Pacific
were open out of Portland yesterday, the
North Bank road was blocked by floods,
and the Washington division of the O.
R. Sc N.. together with Great Northern
and Northern Pacific lines In Eastern
Washington were at the mercy of the
storms, and water trouble prevented the
passage of trains. No through trains
got over the North Bank road yester
day, although passengers and mall on
No. 1 from Pasco yesterday morning
were transferred around Woodward
Creek, near Butler, Wash., and came
through to Portland. The regular train
out last night was annulled.
The water was running over the North
Bank track two and three feet deep yes
terday. Woodward Creek, swollen by the
rains and melting snows, had cut a new
channel, and until it subsides It Is diffi
cult to carry on repair work. However.
It Is expected to start the regular train
from the Hoyt-street station this morn
ing at 9:15.
Spokane was reported yesterday com
pletely cut off by the high water that
has played havoc with railway lines In
the Inland Empire. The Northern Pa
cific reported yesterday that trains
would be running again on the Eastern
Washington lines by last night. The O.
R. & N. expected to get the Washington
division open by today. This means
only the main lines, however, various
branches being under water, so severe
have been the floods of the past week.
The O. W. P. lines of the Portland
Railway, Light & Power Company are
meeting with storm trouble, floods on the
Oregon City and Cazadero lines delaying
OREGOX CITY MILLS CLOSED
High Water Interferes With Traffic
Under Suspension Bridge.
ORUGON CIT1', Or., Jan. 21. (Special.)
The Willamette is still rising slowly,
though on the lower river tonight the
gauge is not so high as in 1907 by seven
feet. The upper river above the falls is
a wild scene. The bridge, connecting the
sawmill of the llawley Pulp & Paper
Company with the main buildings, has
gone out. The steamer Porto, of the
Jones line, had a narrow escape this aft
ernoon. While towing a bargeload of
paper under the bridge the current swung
the craft around and for a few minutes
she was unmanageable, but finally righted
and steamed out of danger. The height
of the river under the suspension bridge
males It Impossible for the steamer N
R. Lang, of the W. P. & P. Company,
to pass under.
Aside from a complete shutdown of the
mills and factories, no Inconvenience has
been caused so far by the high water.
FIVE-FOOT STREAM OS RAILS
North Bank Struggling With Bad
Washout at Woodward Creek.
VANCOUVER, Wash., Jan. 21. (Spe
cial.) A washout and landslide has
blocked the Nortn Bank Road at Wood
ward Creek. When the lme was built at
that point the bed of the creek was
changed, but In Its present swollen con
dition the rtream returned to Its old bed
and carried away about an) feet of track.
Passengers were transferred over the
washout today on a temporary foot
bridge, and officials of the road were at
the scene, rushing repair work. At
some places In the washout, the water
Is five feet deep over the right-of-way
The shuttle service between this point
and Kalama Is still being maintained.
RESUME VANCOUVER SERVICE
Captain Stevens, "of Ferry, to Begin
Regular Run Today.
VANCOUVER. Wash.. Jan. II. (Spe
cial.) The Columbia Is now 15 feet above
low water and rising an Inch an hour.
The water Is flowing over the Northern
Pacific docks. It is thought by Captain
Stevens, of the ferry, that regular trips
will be resumed tomorrow. The Jesse
Ilarkins m-as towed to the St. John ship
yards by the Pearl, her rudder having
been broken by the Ice yesterday.
MILD PROPERTY IS DAMAGED
High Tide at Warrcnton Does In
Jury to Waterfront Property.
FORT STEVENS, Or.. Jan. 21. (Spe
cial.) The highest tide In years crippled
railroad sen-ice here this afternoon. This
evening the railroad track at Warrcnton
is under four feet of water. Warrcnton
Is flooded, and serious damage has been
done to mill property. The levee of the
old Oregon mill was washed out and
Kelly's mill damaged.
River at Standstill at Eugene.
EUGENE, Or., Jan. 21. Speclal.) The
Willamette at Eugene rose ono foot since
daylight and stood at the 15-foot mark
at 6 o'clock this afternoon. Tonight it
Is practically at a standstill and there
seems but little probability of Its ris
ing any further, as It Is much cooler and
the rnin seems to have stopped. The
rainfall during tue last 24 hours was .S2
of an Inch.
River at Albany 2 3.4 Above.
ALBANY, Or.', Jan. 21. (Special.) The
Willamette rose two Inches an hour all
day today and this evening reached 22.4
above low water mark, the highest stage
of the present flood. ' Rain fell most of
the day with a trace of snow this after
noon. A severe wind storm prevailed
last night. The Government barometer
here reached the lowest mark today It
has recorded In years.
Japan's fishermen represent a hupe lndun
tTr ljift year the ttfal valua of the catch
wu estimated at S43.:2.1s.
Ehoea at factory cost. Rosenthal's.
HUGE INLAND SEA
Rain, Flood and Wind Spread
Ruin Over California
RAILROAD TRAFFIC STOPS
Record Precipitation Reported at
Many Points Many Chinamen
Are Killed by a Six
SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 21. With rail
road traffic virtually suspended on some
lines, train schedules badly demoralized,
the railroads, telegraph and telephone
lines wires prostrated and communica
tions only fitfully maintained and some
sections in the San Joaquin and Sacra
mento valleys a vast Inlet, California
ias the last 24 hours experienced one
of the worst storms in a quarter of a
century, covering an area that extended
from the Oregon coast to San Diego. At
various places the rain at times reached
the proportions of a cloudburst and was
accompanied by a fierce gale.
While the downpour has ceased to
night and the baromter Is rising, the
d'strict forecasters predict showers for
the entire state tonight and tomorrow
and the crest of the storm waters from
the mountain streams, swollen to the
proportions of rivers. wUl not reach the
dangerous point In the Sacramento and
San Joaquin valleys until after midnight.
Weakened by the previous storm which
prevailed for four days, it is feared that
many of the levees that have withstood
the pressure will break tonight.
The most serious situation exists at
Stockton, on the San Joaquin, where the
suburbs of the city have been Inun
dated and the encroaching waters are
beginning to enter the business district.
By midnight It Is feared the high water
will equal the flood of two years ago,
when the streets of Stockton had to be
navigated by boats. The loss to the
merchants In that city, many of whom
did not have time to remove their goods
from basements, will be heavy. The
entire country for several miles around
Stockton is a vast sea of muddy water.
Railroad trnfflc la still being maintained,
but may have to be suspended before
At Los Angeles nearly three Inches of
rain fell during the last 24 hours, while
at Santa Barbara an unprecedented fall
of eight inches for the same period was
recorded. At Angels Camp, to the east
ward of Stockton, a wall of water six
feet high swept through the town, car
rying away 3S houses and drowning sev
Venice Island, at the confluence of the
Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers,
was swept by the flood waters today,
several thousand acres of rich farming
land being Inundated.
Trains on the Shasta division of the
Southern Pacific, which were stalled at
Redding by numerous washouts and sort
tracks, began to move slowly tonight,
temporary repairs having been made, but
later traffic to the North was completely
cut off by the washing out of a bridge
at Erland. Trains from the south ar
rived In San Francisco 12 hours late.
NEW GAP IN NORTHERN PACIFIC
Washout Stops Traffic Ice Jama
Threaten Montana Bridges.
MISSOULA, Mont.. Jan. 23. The rst
serious mishap on this division of the
Northern Pacific as a result of the high
water, caused by the warm weather or
the past few days ind the consequent
melting of the heavy snowfall, occurred
at Eddy, Mont., 90 miles west of here,
this afternoon, when VM feet of track
was washed out, and through train serv
ice is at a standstill. It will be neces
sary to build a trestle over the damaged
track, and the gap probably will not be
closed for 12 hours.
East of Missoula the situation is rap
Idly growing serious. At Garrison the
railroad yards are flooded and the river
Is Still rising. The ice Jam in the Hell
Gate River, at Gold Creek, which
seriously threatens to carry away the
bridge at that point, was dynamited to
day and the situation was relieved tem
porarily. The officials have asked for
riprap with which to strengthen the
On the Chicago, Milwaukee & Pugct
Sound road two pile bridges were washed
out today between Garrison and Bonner.
At Huson. 20 miles west of here, on
the Ooeur d'Alene branch of the North
ern Pacific, the -Missoula River rose ap
preciably today, and the bridge at that
point is weakened to such an extent that
It Is feared It will go out within a few
hours. This will tie up all traffic on that
GREAT SLIDES IN SIERRAS
Block Trains on Southern Pacific,
More Rain and Snow.
RENO, Nev Jan. 21. Officers of the
Southern Pacific Railroad say that
landslides a few miles east of Apple
gate In the Sierras have delayed all
eastbound trains Indefinitely. A crew
of track-cleaners has been dispatched
to the scene.
Rain and snow are falling In the
mountains. Rain has been falling In
Reno for the past 24 hours. Late to
night the rain turned to snow, accom
panied by a bitter wind.
SHERMAN ISLAND LEVEES GONE
Gale and Flood Add to Havoc Al
ready Wrought by Heavy Rains.
SACRAMENTO, Cal.. Jan. 21. The
levees on the lower division of Sherman
Island gave way this afternoon, according
to reports received from the Bee corre
spondent at Isleton, and between 3000 and
6U00 acres were Inundated. The break oc
curred on the Sacramento River side and
was not equal to the strong current beat
ing against It and a fierce southeasterly
gale, which lashed the water Into waves
that washed over the tops of the levees.
NORTHERN PACIFIC IS OPEN
Trains Will Run on Schedule Time
BUTTE. Jan. 21. The city passenger
office of the Northern Pacific announced
today that traffic obstructions on the
west end were overcome at noon today,
and that trains will again 'be running on
schedule time by tomorrow afternoon. The
roads were blocked about 36 hours. j
FLOODS INJHREE STATES
(Continued from First Page.)
the Palouse has created fresh havoc with
Northern Pacific tracks. Small streams
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166-170 Third Street.
are running bank full and flooding adja
Trouble continues In the mountains of
Southern Oregon and Northern Califor
nia, but train schedules are being re
The lower portion of Stockton, Cal., Is
flooded and It is feared the Inundation
may extend. Four houses were destroyed
at Angels by the waters, and a bridge
was washed away.
Reports from Sacramento are that a
heavy storm la raging, that Sherman
Island is flooded and that a railroad
bridge has been wrecked. At Orland a
southwestern gale Is raging.
All railroad schedules In Central Cali
fornia are disarranged or suspended. The
storm which raged yesterday extended
from the Oregon line to San Dlego.
CELILO ICE JAM GOES OCT
Seufert Fishwheel and Two Scows
Carried Away by Flood.
THE DALLES. Or. Jan. 21. (Special.)
The danger at Celilo is over, the ice
Jam breaking some time during last night.
A large party from this city made the re
turn trip to Celilo today. According to
one of the party, evidence of the great
peril in which the Government works and
the people of the village were placed still
remains. Although the channel was
clearing, large blocks of Ice remained on
top of the wall.
One of the big flshwheels at Seufert s
cannery was completely destroyed and
two scow wheels, belonging to Jake An
drews, are floating on the ice opposite
the cannery, with no hope of saving them.
Andrews' (an Indian) loss will amount
The big blockade In the river is now at
Big Eddy, the jam reaching an enormous
height and extending a distance of more
than a mile. The river at The Dalles has
remained about stationary today, al
though It raised 2.1 feet last night. The
Ice next the shore on the Oregon side
broke this afternoon and a stream of
water 15 feet wide is rushing down the
river. A gang of men were at work all
day endeavoring to get river craft, now
In danger of being destroyed, to a place
Instead of the storm predicted for today,
The Dalles experienced Its first real
Chinook wind since the beginning of the
blizzard. A cold wind Is now blowing
and cooler and fair weather Is predicted
WEISER IN GRIP OF FLOOD
Trains on P. I. & X. Cut Off by
"WEISER, Idaho, Jan. 21. (Special.)
Welser and vicinity are having an ex
perience with high water. The past two
days and nights a warm rain has been
falling and this, coupled with the snow
on the ground,- has made streams- tor
rents. Monroe Creek, which flows
through the eastern part of the city,
overflowed Its banks last night, inun
dating cellars and sending a torrent down
Main street, washing out sidewalks and
The Welser River has reached an ab
normal height and Is occasioning the P.
& I. N. Railroad much' trouble. It had
not reached Its terminus at 4 o'clock this
afternoon and It Is possible that the
trains may have to be abandoned.
Three men had a narrow escape from
drowning this morning while attempting
to cross the Weiser River In a boat to
an island, to where an Icehouse was
threatened by the raging stream. They
were thrown Into the river by the over
turning of the boat and It was with
considerable difficult that they were
Reports from up the river are to the
effect that the Weiser will be still higher
tonight. It Is raining now. The Snake
River also Is very high.
HOPE TO OPEN LFNE SATURDAY
O. R. & N. Is Operating One Train
Daily From ColTax to Spokane. .
COLFAX. Wash., Jan. 21. Water in the
flooded districts of Colfax on Perkins
avenue and Last street was given an
outlet today, a channel being dug under
the O. R. & N. switchyards. The Court
house bridge was condemned today.
The O. R. & N. has a worktraln and
100 men In western Whitman County,
where a large bridge Is out at Canyon,
near Snake River. They hope to open
traffic by Saturday. The O. R. & N. Is
open to Spokane from Colfax and one
train a day is making the round trip.
The Spokane & Inland haS not had a
train since Monday. Fifty Greek labor
ers were brought In from Spokane today
by the O. R. & N., but after getting to
the flooded district, would not go to
work. A heavy rain fell last night and
continues tonight, but the Palouse River
OVER MILE OF TRACK OCT
Heavy Washout on O. R. & N. Re
ported Near Pendleton.
PENDLETON, Or., Jan. 21. (Spe-cial.)--It
was ascertained today that
nearly 7000 feet of track on the Spo
kane branch of the O. R. & N. had
been washed out between here and
Adams, a distance of 13 jnlles. The
floods in Wild Horse Creek did the
damage, which will require the re
mainder of the week to repair. The
first train either to or from Walla
Walla this week was started from
Pendleton around by way of Umatilla
and Wallula this morning. More than
100 pascnegrs destined for Eastern
Washington points, who have been
held here all week, were taken on this
train, also two carloads of accumu-
Is On and It Means a Clearance That Clears
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY BARGAINS
148 FIFTH STREET, ACHESON
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lated mall. The local branch of the
Northern Pacific Is completely tied up,
no trains being expected for a week
or ten days.
IDAHO SWEPT BY FLOODS
Southern Part of State Has Most
High Water in Ten Years.
BOISE, Idaho, Jan. 21. (Special.)
Southern Idaho is experiencing the most
severe storms of the past ten years.
Three heavy slides occurred today on
the P. & I. N. Railroad. It Is not ex
pected train service can he resumed for
On lower Wood River much of the val
ley has been flooded, and the towns of
GoodinK andi Shoshone have been threat
ened, but so far no damage-lias resulted.
X. P. TRAINS AGAIX DELAYED
Heavy Italns Block Traffic Between,
Pasco and Tacoma.
TACOMA, Wash.. Jan. 21. (Special.)-
Northern Pacific trains which were held
up yesterday In the vicinity of Pasco and
Palouse were ready to come through last
night, but another terrific downpour of
rain durinpr the night caused the creeks
to rise. Water flowed over the tracks
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See our windows today if you want
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and be sure you see Acheson's win
dows, 148 Fifth Street.
of the main line and caused several wash
outs. At the office of Superintendent
Palmer today, word was received that
repairs had again been made and the
trains from the east would be started.
It Is expected they will come through all
Earth covers 25 feet of the railroad
tracks west of Olympla to a depth of ten
feet as the result of a shue last night. It
Is thought that the track, will be cleared
SEASIDE TRAIN IS STALLED
High Tide Overflows Dikes and
Railroad 'Track Is Washed Out.
ASTORIA, Or., Jan. 21. (Special.)
Today's tide was the highest In years
and attained a height of over 12 feet.
No damage of note was done here, but
near Warrenton the dikes were broken,
several hundred acres of land flooded
and the railroad embankment washed
out In a number of placeB.
This evening's Portland train from
Seaside Is stalled at Warrenton and
may not be able to reach this city to
morrow. High Water Takes Out Logs.
WOODIjAWN, Wash., Jan. 21. (Spe
cial.) Lewis River rose about live feet
yesterday and brought down such a gr-at
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Green Front Building
Are Being" FAKED by Some Other.
quantity of logs that Peterson's tie boom,
with 10,000 ties, went out. His log boom
also went out. The Lewis River Boom
Company at the mouth of the river lost
a large quantity of logs and ties. The
financial loss will be heavy.
Great Damage to Roads.
PENDLETON, Or., Jan. 21. (Special.)
Damage to the amount of several thou
sand dollars has been done the roads of
Umatilla County as a result of the floods,
which are how suiciding. Bridges and
culverts have been washed out. The dam
age Is said to have been particularly
great In the Cold Springs country. In the
northeastern part of the county. The
water was four feet higher in the Middle
Cold Springs canyon than It has ever
been before. A peculiar feature of the
recent floods Is that they prevailed to
the greatest extent in the small creeks
and usually dry canyons instead of In the
larger streams, early Chtnooks having
taken the snow from the hill.
Mills Forced to Close.
MONTESANO. Wash., Jan. 21.-(Sp-clal.)
The Chehalis River Is very high
and still rising. It Is higher than It
has been for years. The mills, which had
started for a few days after the cold
snap, were again forced to close down,
on account of the high water.
Bet. Washington and Stark