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THE MORNING OREGONIAN. fHURSDAY, JUNE 5, 1913-
Snake River Falls but
SEVERAL BASEMENTS HIT
Situation May Xot Be Relieved for
eoU, Says Weather Man Seals.
High Water Reported All
Along Columbia River.
I1IGHKR WATER RECORDED
VARIOIB RIVER POINTS.
Portland Preshet may reach 24.1
feet by Sunday. Several basements
affected by seeping water.
Vancouver-7-Columbla reaches 2S ft.
' "inchee and is still rising. Some
Stevenson, Wash.. Columbia breaks
up and floats away part of dock.
Hood River Gardens and raluable
pear orchard under water.
The Ialles Columbia may reach
41 -foot mark today.
-Lewlston Snake - and Clearwater
rivers sbow drop of three inches.
1'nless the "medicine" District Fore
caster Beals has obtained from the In
terior fails, as well as all other
"Indian" sterns, the 1913 June freshet
will reach 34.3 feet Sunday. The next
Mtrhest water In 10 years was June 18.
3 903, when it climbed to 2-4 feet. In
the freshet the highest stage was
:a. 2 feet and the record was in 1894, of
The river was 22.6 feet above lero
yesterday and Mr. Beals has calculates
that by 8 o'clock this morning an In
crease of half a foot will be shown, so
he has allowed but one foot rise until
Sunday on the expectation that th
water will come up more slowly after
The Snake River has fallen three or
four Inches and, as cooler weather i
Veing counted on to prevail In that re
gion today. It may drop fully as much
more, but the weather man says the
tnake must recede one foot or more
before the situation here will be re
ItaaemeMta Are Reaeked.
A number of basements in the down
town district were reached by the seeping-
waters yesterday and the clank of
pumps was heard on every thorough
tare, some property owners being com.
pellcd to rifr up two pumps In. order to
keep pace with the flow,
Sanitary conditions have been, inter
fered with, and there is no hope that
th.e situation will be relieved for a
week. Mr. Beals estimates that a Sixth
street basement II feet above th sero
level would not be affected for three
er four days after the water reached a
corresponding height, as it requires
that much time in which to- seep
through the ground, so some would not
he flooded until the water was 22.8
Sewer mains are causing trouble, and
at the entrance to the Custom-house a
Catch basin In the main court over
flowed yesterday. Basements at Fourth
and Washington street had water In
them yesterday and some on Sixth
street were reported in the same fix.
To the men and women associated with us in serving the
public through the instrumentality of the railroads we rep
resent, and to that other great body of fair-minded, right
thinking citizens who are also opposed to the confiscation
of property or the abrogation of contract rights, we desire
to voice our sincere thanks for the kindly good will ex
pressed by their votes cast at the polls on Monday, defeating
the attack upon the franchises of the Oregon -"Washington
Railroad & Navigation and Southern Pacific Companies
on the East Side.
OREGON -WASHINGTON RAILROAD Sc NAVIGATION COMPANY
Near the waterfront gangs of men
were employed pumping-out manholes
to relieve the conditions somewhat.
Hnrlburt Recalls SuKKestlon.
"We have not had many reports con
cerning sewers, as they were in fairly
good shape beiore tne iresnei. miu i.
M. Hurlburt. City Engineer, yesterday.
"Naturally the sewerage will back up
to the level of the river. That cannot
be helped, owing" to the grades of the
streets and heights of some
basements. After the 1894 flood I
recommended that the street grades be
changed to meet Just such an emer
gency, but the plan then was thought
expensive, though the cost would be
nothing as compared to what would
have to be shouldered to relieve the
Pavincr Dlants along the river are to
shut down as a consequence of the high
water, their machinery being low, so
that they will be unable to keep going
long. At the Eastern & Western mill
the water has not yet stalled operations
and sawing may be continued unless
more water Is experienced man is in
The steamer Bailey dataert made her
last trln to the Lower Cascades yester
day. She has been prevented from going
through the locks since last week, but
now she has been ordered tied up until
Saturday, when she will carry excur
sionists, also Sunday.
Boatbuilding la Suspended.
At Supple's yard, at the foot of Bel
mont street, boatbuilding has been sus
pended and men were at work yester
day raising tools and material In the
machine shops above the floor, as they
may be covered in a few days.
Captain T. F. Dillon. Corps or Jin
glneers. TJ. s. A., in charge of the con
structlon of the Celllo Canal under
Major Morrow, returned yesterday in
company with F. C. Schubert, assist
ant engineer, and they report that the
river stood 20.8 feet above zero at
Celllo. In 1903 it was 23.4 feet there.
In constructing the canal the aim has
been to have it so regulated that it can
be operated sis long as the Cascade
Locks remain open, and while the lat
ter closes at a stage of 38 feet. It is
eaulvalent to 18 feet at the canal. Of
force of 500 men employed on tire ditch
a short time ago only 150 remain and
two of four steam shovels, are working-
It Is thought that the force will not be
enlarged 'or three weeks or a month
CLARK FARMS TXJTDKR
Columbia's Hieh Position Rushes
Cattle to Higher Ground.
VANCOUVER. Wash.. June 4. (Spe
cial.) The Columbia River still was
rtslnr-. though it had reached S3 feet
6 Inches. A drinking fountain at Firs
and Washington street Is several Inches
under water, and a person to get
drink would have to wade knee-deep
considerable damage Is being done
by the high water, several farms below
the city being nearly coverea witn
water, the crops ruined ana biock
ilrlv-An In higher rround.
It Is believed that the water win oe
checked tomorrow. owing to the cooler
Snake and Clearwater Falling.
LEWISTON. Idaho. June 4. Spe
cial.) The Snake River at 6 o'cloc
tonight registers 18.5, a rop of three
Inches from yesterday. The Clearwater
reglsers 21. a lrop of three Inches from
last night. The weather is cooler to
night and both rivers are falling.
is now thought that all danger from
high water is past.
No person need hesitate totakeFole
Kldnev Pills on the ground that the
know "not what Is In them. Foley I
Co guarantee them to be a pure cura
tive medicine, specially prepared for
kidnev and Madder ailments and
irregular, ties. They do not contain
habit forminjr drue. Try them. Hunt
ley Bros., Fourth And Washington ats.
SPEZIfi SAILS JULY 4
European Cargo to Be Brought
SAX0NIA BOOKINGS PLEASE
Interest Shown in Support That Will
Be Forthcoming Iuring Fall and.
Winter for Two Lines
' Plying to Orient.
Fifth of the steamers the Rrnnbnre.
American Company has officially an
nounces, tor tne Euronean-Oriental-
Pacinc Coast service Is the German
steamer Spezia, which Is to sail from
namDurg ror fortland July 4. arriving
here the latter part of September.
Friti Kirchhoff, representing the line
here, says that the Spezia will have
some European cargo for this city.
. EiooKings are rully up to expecta
tions on the Saxonia. which is to be
nere June 26, and space has been en
Raged for flour and other cargo on the
steamer C. Ferdinand Laelsz, which is
expected July 29, while the Brissavia.
due September 11. will probably have
a little new crop wheat and there may
oe nour remaining to go on her.
uy tne time the Spezia e-ets to the
Columbia the early Fall trade will be
opening up and from then until Spring
t-oniano. win De given an excellent op
portunity of showing what can be done
to support two lines to the Orient.
The Hamburg-American has Issued
schedule No. 4. the plan being to pub
lish a new card every 15 days, so that
dates are made more dependable.
few cnanges nave been made, one In
stance being that the Brisgavla Will
sail from here September 15. Instead
of September 1, as she arrives Septem
ber 11 instead of August 27.
The Royal Mall steamer Flintshire.
which finished loading, at the Crown
MOST RECENT ADJUNCT TO
STEAM SCHOONER MERCED.
Captain Kdward Jatansen. commodore of the Charles R. McCormick,
Lumber Company' coterie of coasters, has brought his latest charge,
the new steamer Merced, into the harbor from San Francisco. The ves
sel was built at St. Helens and ber machinery was installed at San
Francisco. The MerowJ 1a a ulster ship of the steamer Multnomah, but
has a few more new ideas for the benefit of passengers. Like all of
the McCormick vessels, the accommodations axe superior to many of
the steam schooners, and the Merced bids fair to take rank, with the
Multnomah unrl Tv lamn t hi In nonnlarltv.
flour mill yesterday, hauled across the
harbor to the Albina dock and she will
make a few more moves before being
cleared on her first voyage from the
The British steamer Harpagus, the
first the Royal Mall dispatched, ar
rived at Kobe June 2, according to a
message received at the Merchants'
Exchange yesterday. She-will not load
here again. From now on the vessels
of that fleet will be In the service reg
ularly, except the Harpaylce. which is
due next month to load for a single
SIOXARCH TO TOW FOR PORT
Rainier Lumber Concern Buys
Steamer State of Washington.
Pending repairs to the steamer Ockla-
hama, towboat for the Port of Port
land, the steamer Monarch has been
leased from the Monarch Lumber Com
pany, and will go Into service today.
The Ocklahama will be lifted 'on the
public drydock today and she may be
out of service a week.
It was reported yesterday that the
steamer State of Washington, owned
on Puget Sound, has been sold to the
Rainier Lumber & Shingle Company,
and she is being outfitted preparatory
to the trip from Seattle to the Colum
bia River. The State of Washington
was offered to Portland Arms for $10,
000. She was built in 1889, and Joshua
Green, a widely-known steam noatnan
appears as the managing owner. She
has a length of 170.4 feot, beam of 31.3
feet and depth of seven feet. She is
reputed to have been speedy in her
early days, and may yet show the Co
lumbta River fleet some class in that
"EW GRACE IitVER IS LISTED
Atlantic-Pacific Service May Reach
to Portland Soon.
W. R. Grace & Co. will send their
new West Coast liner, the British
steamer Colusa, here early in July to
load about 4,000,000 feet of lumber for
the Panama Canal and she may be
followed by regular steamers of the
Atlantic-Pacific Steamship Company,
also operated by the Grace interests.
as J. E. Cushing. of San Francisco,
representing the firm, reached the city
yesterday to investigate the field with
a view to maintaining a monthly serv
M'CORMICK FLEET REACHES
es from New Tork via the Straits of
In company with representatives of
the Chamber of Commerce Mr. Cushing
called on shippers and said last night
that he was encouraged with the pros-
pect. The steamer Santa Crus, a car
rier of 7600 tons, deadweight, made
her first trip Into San Francisco in
April and the Santa Clara is to sail
from New Tork in July, the Santa
Cataltna In August and the Santa
Cecelia in September. Mr. Cushing
says If 1000 tons of Inward cargo is
allotted the line eaeh month a steamer
will call, though a smaller amount will
be accepted for the first sailing.
The company has established a lum
ber yard at New York and ships from
there to South America, so It would
be advantageous to be able to buy on
the Columbia River a well as i on
While In competition with the
American-Hawaiian the Grace line
promises to deliver cargo here with
out rehandling. Mr. Cushing will be
here two or three days and on the
support promised so far it is felt he
will get the required amount of busi
ST. IiOCIS STARTS TOMORROW
Cruiser Due in Portland Sunday for
Rose Festival Week.
To arrive In Portland Sunday the
United States steamer St. Louis, which
will represent the United States Navy
at the 1913 Rose Festival, will leave
Bremerton Navy-yard tomorrow morn
ing. She will enter the river by 3:46
P. M. Saturday when the tide will be
Captain Archie Pease, of the oolum-
bla River Pilots Association, has been
selected by Admiral Alfred Reynolds,
commander-in-chief of the Pacific
reserve fleet, to guide the St. Louis to
Portland and return and It is probable
she will proceed as far as Rainier Sat
urday night, continuing here Sunday
morning so as to arrive In the harbor
about noon, unless high water inter
fmrm will he siichorMl at theVie
torla dolphins. Arrangements are befng
made to obtain a mushroom Anchor to
be dropped astern of the cruiser. She
will remain In port until June 15, when
she is to leave with members of the
Oregon 'Naval Militia on their annua
Bulkhead, Change Sought.
ASTORIA, Or., June 4. (Special.)
At a meeting today of the interested
property owners, with Major Mclndoe,
of the United states Engineers, a pro
ject was agreed upon, and will be sub
mitted to the Board of Engineers for
approval to change the location o& the
bulkhead line along certain portions
of the Astoria waterfront so that it
will be outside the railroad track at all
points. The object of this change Is
to permit the making of extensive
waterfront improvements planned by
the Port of Astoria Commission.
No Light; Boat Owners Fined.
ASTORIA. ON Jun 4. (Special.) As
the result of a recent checking up of
the motorboats plying on the Columbia
River made by Inspector Haddix, in the
neighborhood of 2o operators of motor
fishing boats have been fined $250 each
by Collector of Customs McGregor, for
failure to display the proper lights
while drifting at night with their nets.
The regulations require that each boat
shall display a. red and white light, th
former being above the latter.
Her trial trip eliminated the new
steamer Sarah Dixon, of the Shaver
fleet, which replaces a vessel of xh
name name that virtually was de
stroyed through an explosion of her
boiler January 18, 1912, left the har
bor yesterday, and after taking on fuel
oil proceeded to Lake River to bring
up a log raft. After a lengthy period
the Shaver interests once again have
the original fleet In operation. It In
cluding the steamers Sarah Dixon,
Henderson, Wauna, Cascades, Shaver
and No Wonder, with the gasoline tug
Carrying 1000 tons of wheat and1
barley the steamer Siskiyou cleared
yesterday for San Francisco and left
ast night to load a deckload of lum
ber at Prescott, Rainier and Wauna.
The steamer Johan Poulsen cleared
for San Francisco with 670,000 feet
which she will take on at St. Helens,
Oak point and Westport.
Longshoremen are being worked un-
il dark each evening discharging the
Danish steamer Kin a at North Bank
dock. Heavy steel beams she brought
are responsible for slow dispatch tte-
On arriving In the river yesterday
from Los Angeles the schooner Reso-
ute was towed to West port to load
umber for Honolulu. The schooner
Beulah was towed to the lower har
bor from St. Helens with a full lum
Last of the wheat cargo of the Brit
ish ship Port Caledonia may go aboard
today. The vessel Is loading for the
United Kingdom and is the only
squarerigger in the harbor working
After having: discharged cargo from
San Francisco handled in the interest
of Swayne & Hoyt, the steamer Stan
ley Dollar sailed last night for
Hoquiam to load 'lumber for the South.
Milton C. Smith, who resides at Oak
land, CaL, congratulated himself yes
terday on receiving passage to San
Francisco on the steamer Klamath,
for on arriving here by rail he was
without funds, having been robbed
after the train left Drain. The
Klamath is at Llnnton and after load
ing 200,000 feet of lumber there is to
proceed to St. Helens for 860,000 feet
additional. The steamer Thomas L.
Wand cleared for San Francisco via
Tacoma with 8000 sacks of wheat.
Joseph Supple tested a 50-horsepower
gasoline tug yesterday that has been
completed at his yards for service on
Bear Lake, Ida., the Phoenix construc
tion Company, of Salt Lake, being the
owners. The vessel towed a barge at
the rate of eight miles an hour and
that was deemed speedy transportation
for one of her class. The tug will be
loaded on a flat car and shipped tonight.
It Is possible two or three others will
Movements of Vessels.
PORTLAND. Jane 4. Arrival Steamer
Klamatb, from San Francisco; Britlsn
iteimar M. 6. Iollar, from Muroran, via
Los Angeles. Sailed Steamer Sue H. Li-
more, for Tillamook; steamer Roanoke, for
Fan E1 ego and way ports; steamer Bre&K-
water, ror l oom aa.r 1 steamer biaaiey col
lar for Hoquiam.
Astoria. June 4. Left up at midnight
Steamer Klamath. Sailed at 9:40 A. M.
Rtfamer W. S. Porter, for Monterey. Ar
rived at 11:50 A. M. and left up at 2:50
P. M- British steamer M. H. Dollar from
Muroran via San Pedro. Sailed at 11 A. M
Schooner Beulah. for San Pedro. Sailed
?. p. M Schooner Alert for Honolulu. Lef
up at 2 P. M. Schooner Resolute. Arrived
down at S and sailed at 5:15 P. M. Steam
Kan Francisco. June 4. Arrived at 4
M. Steamer Navajo, from Portand. Sailed
at 11 A. M. Steamer Olympic, for Portland.
Sailed last night Steamer O. M. Clark, for
Coos Bay. June 4. Sailed last night
Steamer Alliance, for Portland.
Astoria. June 3. Arrived at S and sailed
at 8 P. M. Steamer El Kegundo with bare
No. 93 in tow. tor San Francisco.
Honolulu, June 4. Sailed at S A. M.
t. S. transport Logan, for Can Francisco;
at 10 A. M- Steamer China, for San Fran
cisco. Kobe. June 2. Arrived British steamer
Harpagus. from Portland.
port San Luis, June 3. Arrived Steamer
Roma, from Portland.
er Breakwater, for Coos Bay. Sailed at
10:40 A. M. Steamer Jim Butler, for
Sydney, May 27. Arrived British ship
rweotsnein, irom roniana.
Seattle. W'ah. June 4. Arrived Steam
ers Prince Rupert (British, from Prince
K'ipert; Virginian, irom sauna Crux; Delhi,
from Southeastern -Alaska: Captain A. F.
Lucas, towing barge ftl, from San Fran-
ciso: foi. b. Drake, irom Port Wells.
i Swlled Steamers Oleum, for Port San Luis:
Prince Rupert (British), Prince Rupert.
vw numhi Wash.. June 4. Arrived
Steamer Tiverton, from San Francisco.
Kobe, June 2. Arrived Steamer Harpa
gus. from Portland, Or.
Port Said. June 4. Arrived Steamer Be-
lerophou, from Liverpool, ior
Suez, june . a rn cu 4.vmjuc
Henry, from Seattle.
San Francisco. June 4- Arrived Steamers
Daisy, from WUlapa:TCom City, from Ever
ett; Honoluluan, from iionoium; avjo.
from Astoria; tnsaoetn, irom dhuuuu . x
from Everett: Fifield, from Bandon; schoon-
Ltxxle Vance, irom buaiow; Bum.
irom Guaymaa Sailed bteamers Jaon
(Norwegian), for Aneraeen; uoeron i Orn
ish), for Tocipllla; Wilhelnalna. lor Mono-
lulu; Olympic, ior Asion. diuuj"
(Jananese). ror noniKoni , a. m.
son, for Coos Bay.
Coumbls River Bar Report.
Condition at the mouth of the river at t
P. m., smooth, wind northwest, 24 miles ,
Tides at Astoria Thursday.
0:28 A. M 9 4 feet 7:00 A. M.- l.S few
g:l P. M 7.0 feet7:27 P. M 3.0 feet
at Blood Disorders
A Rraedy That Haa Shows
At Last Tom Can Get Rid at Blood
Treaties S. S. S.
Tho word medicine is one of tho
moat abused in our laneroage. There
are certain medicinal properties just
as necessary to health as the food wo
eat. Take, for example, tho well
known tonic medicine S. S. S. This
famous blood purifier contains medic
inal components just as vital and
essential to healthy blood as the ele
ments of wheat, roast beef, the fats
and the sugars that make up our daily
ration. As a matter of fact, there Is on
Ingredient in S. 8. S. which serves the
active purpose of stimulating- .each,
cellular part of the body to the healthy
and Judicious selection of its own
essential nutriment. That is why it
regenerates the blood supply; why it
has such a tremendous . influence in
overcoming; eczema, rash, pimples, and
all skin afflictions.
And in regenerating the tissues
S. S. 8. has a rapid and positive anti
dotal effect upon all those irritating;
Influences that cause rheumatism, sore
throat, weak eyes, falling; hair, loss of
weight, thin, pale cheeks, and that
weariness of muscle and nerve that is
generally experienced as spring fever.
Get a bottle of S. S. S. at any drug
store, ana in a tew days you will not
only feel bright and energetic but
you will be the picture of new life.
S. 8. S. is prepared only In the labora
tory, of Tho 6wift Specific Co.. 137
Swift BIdg.. Atlanta. Ga.. who main
tain a very efficient Medical Depart
ment, where all who have any blool
disorder of a stubborn nature may
write freely for advice and a special
book of Instruction. S. S. S. is sold
everywhere by drug stores, department
and general stores.
Sle.mrr Alllaace Sails
Saturday. Juae T. m P. 31.
NORTH PACIFIC STI5AHSHIP CO.,
1 ---A Third t.. ,Mr IVashlnKton.