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TITE MORNING OREGONIAN, TTTTJItSDAT- DECEMBER 31, 1914.
HEW BRIDGE TO BE
Greatest Highway Span in
America, to Be Built Here,
Will Be Over 3 Miles Long.
LIFE IS PUT AT 50 YEARS
Structure Will Require 10,000 Tons
of Steel, Give Employment to 300
Men for 21 Months and
Consume Home Products.
FACTS ABOTTT TJTE INTER
Ble-crest hisrhway bridge in
Length Exceeding three miles. I
Width 43 feet.
Tvne Lift or swlnsr draw.
Bids to be opened Early in
Work to be started Late the
Time required to build 21
Life of bridge 50 years.
That the interstate bridge will be
bigger than any other highway bridge
In America is the statement of B E.
Howard, member of the firm of Har
rington, Howard & Ash, consulting
engineers, who reached Portland yes
terday to arrange the details prepara
tory to commencing work.
The big steel fabric to span the
Columbia River linking Vancouver and
Portland directly, and incidently pro
viding the only highway bridge across
that river between Oregon and Wash
ington for a distance of over 200 miles,
will contain 10,000 tons of steel. It
will be over three miles long and is
to cost $1,750,000.
Plans and specifications are being
prepared in the Kansls City head
quarters of the engineering firm and
will reach Portland within a few days.
Advertisements for bids will be placed
at once and It is expected contracts
will be awarded for the materials and
work earlv in February. Before the
end of that month. It is expected, work
will be started. Unless unforseen de
lays occur, the structure will be ready
for traffic during the Fall of 1916.
Loeal Material Favored.
Local materials and local labor will
be given the preference in the con
struction of the big bridge. Prac
tically all materials save steel, it is
liil -nrill l"i tin rfh o irOfT lnpflllv TFnlaaa
absolutely ncessary to perform the
work, skilled labor will not be brought
In from outside. It Is estimated that at
least 300 men will be employed con
tinuously. "Bids will be so arranged," said Mr.
Howard, "that contractors may bid on
sections of the work. A contractor
may undertake one or more sections
or the whole job. After being started
the Job should go ahead steadily un
less high water or other unavoidable
obstacles should prevent. The building
of the approaches should not, we be
lieve, be stopped at all. We figure on
completion in 21 months.
two types, one with swing and the
"other with lift span. The latter is
calculated to cost somewhat less than
the swing type, but our company will
make no recommendation as to the
adoption of either until the bids are
received and opened. Fortunately, the
County Commissioners are familiar
with the operation and maintenance
of both types.
Many Bids Expected.
""I am satislled many capable bidders
wut jjuu in lenuers lor tne worK, as
WA haVA hail lnn)lf,(aa 1- n . m 1.a
Of contractors. The Katisfantnrv sala
of the bridge bonds will do away with
any hesitation prospective bidders may
ll.VA Vi u H an Trt fin:inffia T mav Ka &v
pected that the successful bidders will
?et their plants on the Job before the
close of February and be prepared to
commence work. .
"A certain number of the piers will
be placed before the high water next
June and the specifications call for a
certain amount of the steel to be ready
tor aeuvery tnen. The bridge will be
supported by trusses over the river
portion and by girders crossing the
elouehs. ADDroaches will h c-mh.nV-
"The bridge will be six feet above
extreme high water, which is the level
of the flood of 1894. The flood of that
year was fully eight feet above all
other high water records. It will have
a width of 38 feet between curbs and a
sidewalk on one side five and a half
feet wide. It will have a concrete floor
end hard-surface pavement, making the
structure entirely fireproof. The life
of the bridge may be placed at 50
, Future Traffic Considered.
Mr. Howard says the life of the
Diiugc may eaisny exceed mai term un
less traffic exceeds the provision made
to handle It and the structure is found
to be inadequate. This is considered
unlikely in view of the careful pro
- vision for the future in the plans. The
-luauway is iwu let:!, wiuer man many
ample. Two parallel streetcar tracks
will be laid, one standard and one nar
row gauge. i no steel structure ltseir
- will be OUOO feet in length and the ap
tiroaches 12.000 feet, makinp total
length of 17,000 feet.
Complete data were procured by the
-engineers some time ago as to all de
tails of construction. Soundings were
made where the bridge will span the
Columbia, from Hayden Island, on the
. Oregon shore, to Vancouver. Piers will
. Ha .linlf tw thA nnAnmulin ralaann ......
cess to a bed of cement gravel that un-
..11.. V, friirc. .o-v-oan : .J
j where this footing is at too great a
" depth, and there the concrete masses
Will rest upon a piling foundation.
Engineer Howard will remain In
- Portland until after the work is under
way. jonn Harrington or tne same
firm, will reach the city prior to the
opening of brtls and will counsel the In
terstate Bridge Commission regarding
r their acceptance.
"WORK TO START IX FEBRUARY
Acceptance of Plans and Kiglit-of-AVay
Aereements Exnected Soon.
Actual construction work on the In
terstate bridge connecting Multnomah
T County. Oregon, and Clarke Countv.
.,- Washington, will begin in February if
no hitch occurs in the plans outlined
"yesterday by the Interstate Bridge
Commission. All the members of the
Commission except Governor West were
' Present at the meeting.
i-A. Hi. nuwmu, representing tne xirm
- of Harrington, Howard & Ash, of Kan
sas City, addressed the commission and
announced that plans . and specifica
tions "would be ready within a few
days. He gave assurance also that local
labor and products would be used in
building the bridge to the greatest ex
Tolls on the bridge will be fixed at a
rate sufficient that Clarke County, from
its share, may pay the interest on Its
500.000 bond issue from this source.
This Interest will amount of S25.000 an
nually. Of the gross receipts from the
bridge Multnomah County will get five
sevenths and Clarke County two-sevenths.
In direct proportion to the
The question of tolls and right of
way are practically the only one re
maining to be settled before the work
can proceed. Chairman Hoi man ap
pointed District Attorney Evans, J.
Fred Larson and E. E. Howard, as a
committee to confer with the Portland
Railway, Light & Power Company with
regard to the street-car franchise for
the bridge, and the right of way to the
approach, part of which is owned by
that company. Another portion of the
right of way is the property of ttie
Union Meat Company.
Comparative figures of the traffic
on the Vancouver ferry were presented
to the commission by Fred Rasch, of
the Railroad Commission. Of these fig
ures the Commissioners hoped to base
their estimates in discussing the toll
problem. Mr. Rasch said that the ferry
revenue for the fiscal year ending De
cember 1, from all sources, was $99,624.
A total of 1,299,246 passengers had been
carried across by ferry during the year.
County Commissioners Sequist, Raw
sen and Lindsley, of Clarke County;
Commissioners Holman, Lightner and
Hart, of Multnomah; E. E. Howard, of
the consulting engineering firm; Dis
trict Attorney Evans, Auditor Mar
shall, of Clarke County, and by special
invitation. Commissioner-elect Philo
Holbrook, of Multnomah County, were
present at the meeting yesterday.
The next meeting of the commission
will be held at 2 o'clock Monday at
Vancouver, Wash. At this time Mr.
Howard says he probably will have the
plans and specifications ready to
After the plans are accepted, the tolls
fixed and the right of way problem dis
posed of, bids for the construction will
be called for. The advertisement for
bids must be published for 30 days, and
shortly thereafter construction work
COST OF POOR $301,500
PEXSIOSS TO WIDOWS IV OREGON
Multnomah Leads Counties With Total
of 948,517 and Clatsop Next With
Payments of $22,888.
SALEM, Or., Dec. 80. (Special.)
State Insurance Commissioner Fergu
son, who has charge of the state audit
ing department, announced tonight that
the various counties from January 1
to September 30. 1914, paid in widows'
pensions $106,459.41 and for relief and
care of the poor $194,980.49. The
largest amounts were in Multnomah
County $22,215.09 .being paid as pensions
and $26,301.60 for relief and care of the
poor. Clatsop County paid $20,470.77
for the relief and care of its poor.
Expenditures by counties were as fol
Baker $ 2,960.00
Hood River 1.457.50
Jackson ............. 4,552.50
Lane ............... 7,787.75
Total $106,549.41 194.980.49
According to sworn reports on file
Gilliam and Marion counties paid out
no funds for widows pensions. These
disbursements apparently being made
under the head of relief and care of
SCHOOL HEADS CHANGED
. J. Gary Principal of Brooklyn,
E. T. Falling; of Kennedy.
T. J. Gary, principal of the Kennedy
School, was elected by the School Board
yesterday to succeed the late Misi
Aphia L. Dimick as principal of thi
Brooklyn School. E. T. Falting, prin
cipal of the Terwilliger School, will be
transferred to the Kennedy School to
take Mr. Gary's place and A. A. Camp
bell, an assistant at the Jefferson High
School, has been elected to serve as
principal of the Terwilliger School.
The Board also elected A. J. Conger
to succeed A. W. Lawrence, who re
signed as head of the printing depart
ment at the Jefferson High School to
accept the appointment of State
The following proposals were opened
for the plumbing contract on the new
Shattuck School: Alaska Plumbing
Company, $10,298; J. F. Shea. $11,250;
Sturges & Sturges. $10,400, and Will-
iamson-Beggs Company, $10,874. All
bids were referred to the building com
mittee for tabulation and recommenda
CITY SEES $15,000 SAVING
Higher Rate Expected for Oregon
City Bonds for Pipe Line.
OREGON CiTT, Or., Dec. 30. (Spe
cial.) If the South Fork Water Com
mission can sell $315,000 of the $375,
000 proposed bond issue for a new
water supply pipe line at 95 cents in
stead of 90 cents, and pay the Oregon
Engineering and Constructing Com
pany, the contractors, in cash, it will
save more than $15,000 on the cost of
the new mains.
The contractors practically have
guaranteed 90 cents for the issue. The
contract price of the line is $315,000.
The commission thinks that the issue
may be sold at 95 cents and the con
tractors paid in cash instead of in
bonds, further reducing the estimated
cost. The remainder of the issue will
be used to pay engineers and to buy
the right of way.
KLICKITAT BANKS CHANGE
State Charters Granted to Gold
endale and Centerville Institutions.
OLTMPIA, Wash., Dec. 30. (Special.)
State charters were granted today
by State Bank Examiner W. E. Hanson
to two new Klickitat County banks, as
Brooks & Co. Bank, Goldendale; capi
tal, $25,000; N. B. Brooks, president;
formerly private bank of N. B. Brooks
Farmers State Bank, Centerville; cap
ital, $15,000; L.-T. Gillett, president.
Formerly private bank of Gillett Bros.
Thirteen private banks are still in
existence which must secure charters
before January 1 or close their doors.
BRIDGE FACTS GIVEN
Requirements Made by Port
Commission Are Shown.
STYLE OF SPAN DICTATED
City's Representatives Declare They
Insisted on Railroad Company
Providing Costly Viaduct and
Cite Traffic in Justification.
PORTLAND, Dec. 29. (To the Edi
tor.) In view ,of the controversy which
has arisen between the City Commis
sion and the railroad companies with
regard to the use of the upper deck of
the steel bridge, and the attitude as
sumed by the Commission, as outlined
in their letter of December' 8 to the
Board of County Commissioners, and
the interview with one of the Commis
sioners appearing in the Journal of the
same date, a brief statement of facts
In connection with the granting of the
franchise for the bridge by former
members of the Port of Portland Com
mission may not be out of place.
The contention of the letter and
interview referred to. to the effect that
the city was not represented In the
consideration of the franchise appli
cation, seems to us to convey a rather
erroneous impression, since the Port
of Portland In its dealings with the
railroad company represented all the
public embraced within the limits of
the port, including the entire city and
for some distance outside.
Railroad Company Defended.
The location of the bridge has also
been criticised and it Is only fair to
say that the entire responsibility for
this rests with the Port Commission,
since it was selected by them upon the
recommendation of their engineer after
careful investigation, and the railroad
company was given no alternative. In
the selection due consideration was
given to all classes of traffic crossing
the river as well as to the convenience
of navigation, and we believe that ex
perlence has amply proved the wisdom
of our choice.
Some emphasis has been placed upon
the fact that since the county was pay
ing a very small consideration per
month for the use of the old Steel
bridge the Commission assumed that
the new bridge would cost the city lit
tle or no more. The best evidence that
this was not the case Is the fact that
the railroad company presented a plan
of a swing bridge similar to the old
Steel bridge, but the Commission re
fused to approve it and instructed its
own engineer to prepare a plan- for a
double bascule bridge which would per
mit the lower, or railroad portion, to
be opened without interfering with
highway and electric car traffic. The
Railroad Company objected to this on
account of its excessive cost, and the
alternate plan of Mr. Harrington, which
accomplished the same result at much
less cost, was, after much discussion,
Few Obstructions Is Aim.
It should be remembered that the ne
gotiations with the railroad company
were begun and a practical agreement
reached long before the Broadway
bridge had been authorized. The Com
mission believed that they should not
authorize any obstruction in the river
unless it offered the best possible facil
ities for all classes of traffic, and they
fully realized that this could not be
accomplished if highway traffic was
to be Interrupted by the passage of
That there was no difference of opin
ion among city authorities on this point
is best shown by the Broadway bridge
built later at nearly double the cost
of the highway portion of the Railroad
The railroad company did not wish to
build this type of bridge, but the Com
mission believed they were justified in
requiring them to do so, but at the
same time recognized that they were
entitled to a fair return on the invest
ment they were thus compelled to make
and. therefore, made what they deemed
suitable provision for such return in the
franchise. We believed then and still
believe that this was sound public pol
icy, and submit that the traffic carried
by this bridge, although still but a
fraction of its possibilities, as com
pared with that carried by the Broad
way bridge at about double the cost
to the taxpayers, assuming that our
franchise requirements are met, fully
justifies our action In all respects.
Comparisons Are Drawn.
The following table of comparative
statistics of the two bridges should be
interesting to the taxpayers:
Total cost . . .
Annual interest and
sinKing fund ....
(first six months
clty survey) ....
Draw openings. De
cember ). 181S to
December 1, 1914.
Total hours open...
WILLIAM D. WHEELWRIGHT.
J. C. AINSWORTH,
C. F. ADAMS,
P. L. WILLIS.
C. F. SWIGERT,
A. L. PEASE,
s JOHN DRISCOLL.
C. E. Sheffield, of Newport, is Jt the
A. H. Schraeder, of Dallas, is at the
K. E. Allglre, of Dayton, O., is at the
William Booth, of Corvallls, is at the
William Hanley, of Burns, is at the
. E. E. Hyland, Eugene merchant, is
at the Oregon.
L. S. Hughes, of Chesterbrook, Or
is at the Carlton.
W. A. Slusher, Pendleton merchant,
is at the Imperial.
Mrs. R. S. Shaw, of Astoria, Is stay
ing at the Imperial.
R. A. Crawford, of Salem, is regis
tered at the Seward.
C. R. Bone, of Hood River, Is regis
tered at the Seward.
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel H. Davis, of The
Dalles, are at the Oregon.
J. D. Morrison, of San Francisco, is
registered at the Nortonia.
H. E. Lupton, of Spokane, registered
at the Nortonia yesterday.
Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Hason, of New
Tork, are at the Cornelius.
Asahel Bush, Salem banker, with Mrs.
Bush, is at the Multnomah.
William Graves, of Jamestown, N. D.,
is registered at the Carlton.
M. H. Paxton, Jr.. of Walla Walla, is
registered at the Multnomah.
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Herrlck, of Oak
land, Cal., are at the Nortonia.
Otto Peetz, of Moro, Assessor of Sher
man County, Is at the Perkins.
Allen Eaton, of Eugene, candidate for
Speaker of the House, Is at the Im
perial. Dr. and Mrs. Otis Butler, of The
Dalles, are registered at the Oregon.
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Knox and son,
Maise. of The Dalles, are at the Nor
tonia. Messrs. and Mesdames W. E. and C.
M. Henshaw, of Salem, are at the Cor
nelius. Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Saurlol and Mrs.
C. Carter, of Kalama, Wash, are at the
Joseph Barton, Baker capitalist and
merchant. Is registered at the Oregon.
Arthur R. Wilcox, of Albany, is at
V. A. Gillis, stockman of Helena,
Mont, is registered at the Multnomah.
Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Peterson, of'Pen
dleton, are staying at the Imperial.
Mr. and Mrs. George E. Waters, of
Salem, came down from that city to
witness a performance of David War
field in "The Auctioneer" last night.
They will return to Salem today.
LAID -OFF MAN KILLED
FORMER BOSS SHOOTS K. ALVIJf
PRESTOJT NEAR HOQUUM.
Barry O. Moxley, Pumping: Station Fore
man at Grays Harbor City, Gives
Self Up, Allcgrlng Self-Defense.
HOQTJIAM, Wash, Dec. 30 (Special.)
Barry C. Moxley, aged 35, in charge
of the pumping station of the Hoquiam
Water Company at Grays Harbor City,
about three miles west of this city,
shot and Instantly killed E. Alvin Pres
ton, aged 65, this morning. Moxley,
who surrendered to Chief of Police
Quinn here, says he shot in self-defense.
Coroner Hunter will conduct an in
quest tomorrow afternoon.
Preston was a brother of Harold
Preston, of Seattle, one of the most
prominent lawyers of this state and
once candidate for United States Sen
ator. The tragedy took place in the boiler
room of the pumping station. Moxley
fired three shots into the breast of
Preston with a .38-caliber automatic
revolver as he stood three feet from
his victim. Preston did not fall until
the last shot.
Moxley, in surrendering, said he shot
Preston after a quarrel and that Pres
ton had started toward him with a
small sledge hammer uplifted in his
hand. He declares Preston had threat
ened to kill him and that he carried a
revolver for weeks, believing Preston
would keep his word.
About a month ago Moxley, on in
structions from the water company,
laid off Preston. Preston, said Moxley,
flew into a rage and threatened he
would "shoot his heart out."
Preston appeared at the pumping
station today for the first time since
being laid off. He told Moxley he had
called for a few of his belongings.
Among these was the sledgehammer.
Moxley says they quarreled over the
articles Preston claimed.
Moxley has been employed"' at the
pumping station four years and has a
wife and child. Preston had lived
here for a number of years. He is
survived by his brother. Attorney
Harold Preston, or Seattle, his widow,
two sons and a daughter.
NEW MASTS FOR PULITZER
Pilot Schooner to Be Keady for Serv
ice in About Two Weeks.
Following a survey of the Port of
Portland pilot schooner Joseph Pulitzer
it has been found that her two masts
were unserviceable and they have been
ordered renewed at Supple's yard,
where the little ship is undergoing
repairs. The masts are 76 feet long.
The stepping has been found in good
condition, so as other work is progress,
ing she may be completed in two weeks.
M. Talbot, manager of the "Port of
Portland, has been given leave of ab
sence for 30 days and Intends leaving
Sunday for Southern California. Mr.
Talbot has been treated for a throat
ailment and has been advised that a
sojourn in the south and respite from
taxing his voice will hasten relief.
A. Watson to Be Purchasing Agent
for Hill Steamship Line.
A. Watson, hitherto assistant pur
chasing agent for the Great Northern
Railway at Seattle, yesterday was ap
pointed purchasing agent for the Great
Northern Pacific Steamship Company,
with headquarters lti Portland. He will
assume his new duties January 1.
L. C. Gilman, president of the steam
ship company, made the appointment
Mr. Watson will have Jurisdiction over
the purchases for the new steamers
Great Northern and Northern Pacific,
now being built at Philadelphia for
service between Havel and San Fran
cisco. BARK BRIXGS SCURVY CASES
Seamen From Russian Ship Held at
Symptoms of scurvy were detected
yesterday oni two seamen from the
Russian bark Port Caledonia, which ar.
rived in port last Sunday after a ten-mon-ths'V
voyage from Point Halibut,
England, via Iquique.
The men presented themselves at the
police emergency hospital, with their
legs badly swollen, and hardly able to
stand. The sailors say that two more
of the crew are suffering from the
disease. It was Induced, according to
their statement, from a diet of salt
beef, with few vegetables. The sailors
are Ernest Slocomb, 20 years old, and
Otto Kullendo, 24.
BENTON LEVY 13.1 MILLS
Budget Is Approved and Road Tax
Fixed at Five Mills.
CORVALLIS, OrT"bec. 30. (Special.)
The County Court of Benton yester
day approved the budget and levied an
assessment of 13.1 mills for county
and state taxes, and a 5-mlll road tax.
The county valuation is $12,363,708, and
the total amount of taxes to be col
lected will amount to $161,625 general
fund, and $48,603 general road tax. Of
the tax to be collected, Benton will
pay the state $39,425.
The county levy this year is .6 of a
mill higher than last year. In making
up the budget the County Court failed
to provide for funds for taking the
census, for which it is estimated that
$500 will have to be drawn from the
HEILIG OFFERS HYPNOTIST
Barnum to Be Special Attraction and
The Hellig ' Theater yesterday ar
ranged for a special Sunday attraction,
Barnum, the famous hypnotist and fun
maker. Some attractions of this kind
appeal only to a few, but Barnum has
a hypnotism act that is one of many
A short lecture on hypnotism pre
ceedes some new feats that will, he
says, convince the skeptic and delight
all others. Nothing inhuman, uncanny
or offensive is offered.
SHIP RATES TO RISE
Advance Announced on Com
modities From California.
HIGHER COST REASON GIVEN
Transshipments of Eastern Goods at
California Points Affected, hut
Southbound Tarifs, Lowered
Last Tear, 'Remain.
Northbound rates on a number of
commodities moving regularly from
California will be advanced January 11,
some of them 25 per cent, by the large
steamship lines, according to shippers
who were informed yesterday that the
increase had been decided on. Whether
steam schooner lines will Include a
similar advance has not been made
known to agents yet.
Recently there was a readjustment of
rates, so that the regular steam schoon
er fleets have the same tariff. The in
crease by the other companies is Bald
to be confined to northbound cargo, as
reductions have been made in differ
ent commodities during the past few
years for various reasons, but it is
held that the cost of operation has in
creased and the tariff is altered ac
cordingly. All special rates are said
to have been eliminated In the new
tariff and the Western classification
rules have been adopted to cover north
bound business, so that measurement
no longer will apply.
On such shipments as salt, which is
moving now at $1.60 a ton, the charge
will be $1.75 and beans, sugar, canned
goods and similar stuff is to take a
rate of $2.50 a ton. the present tariff
being $2.25. Large consignments are
being handled from the Atlantic side
for Northwest ports and though most
of them are delivered direct by steam
ers of the American-Hawaiian and At
lantic & Pacific fleets, some is being
discharged at San Francisco and re
shipped here. A lot of stuff also is
originating at the California harbor,
and sugar moves there from the Ha
waiian group to be reloaded and sent
here, so it is believed that the rise in
transportation charges is the outcome
of a joint session at San Francisco of
the steamship interests.
Last season there was a rearrange
ment of passenger rates and to an ex
tent they were participated in by the
Independent vessels, especially in the
Some southbound rates, such as apply
on grain and lumber, were lowered ma
terially over a year ago, so that the
wheat tariff fell from $2.50 a ton until
it was as low as $1.25 and some cases
are said to have been found when $1
a ton was accepted. Lumber dropped
to $3 a thousand feet and there has
been little change in either.
RIO PASIG IS COMIXG HERE
Glenroy at Honolulu and Glengyle
Is to Make Vladivostok.
Frank Waterhouse & Co., Northwest
agents for the Royal Mail line, will load
the American steamer Rio Paslg here
with cargo for YoKohama and Kobe,
and she sails direct from Portland Feb
ruary 15. The vessel is listed for Puget
Sound, coming from Manila, her home
port, and on working a part of her re
turn freight in the North, proceeds
here to finish. She Is of 2091 tons net
The Royal Mall liner Glenroy arrived
at Honolulu yesterday on her way from
London and the Orient to Puget Sound
and Portland, and she loads for Vladiv
ostok, going direct from there for Lon
don. The Glengyle also loads for Vla
divostok and is to get away about
March 1. carrying as well cargo for
Dalny, Shanghai and Hongkong, but
eliminating Japanese ports and Manila,
so she proceeds for London via the
Suez Canal. So long as the European
war holds on it is believed there will be
a good field for Vladivostok for Amer
ican products and the Royal Mail is
expected to maintain a monthly serv
ice from Portland. Puget Sound and
British Columbia to the Russian har
bor. There was no Royal Mail liner
dispatched from here this month, but
hereafter a regular service is prom
ised, as the company has been enabled
to list steamers to replace those com
mandeered by the British Admiralty for
HIXEMOA TAKES IT. K. CARGO
Holiday Season Xot Conducive to
According to San Francisco news
sources the charter of the British bark
Hinemoa to load here was done at
82s 6d, for one United Kingdom port,
or 85 shillings for two ports, she hav
ing been taken for lumber by A, F.
Thane & Co.
Little activity is prospective in grain
or lumber engagements until the ter
mination of the holiday period abroad.
London firms entered upon the Christ
mas relaxation about a week ago and
cables have been few since. It is as
sured that the large and steady move
ment of grain will continue, but there
is speculation as to just what volumo
lumber exports will attain by Spring,
much depending on a settlement be
tween the combatants abroad. For
the month ending today only three lum
ber cargoes left the river for offshore
destinations, though 14 grain ships
have been cleared and the last, the
Poltalloch. should file her outward
ICE BLOCKS MIDDLE RIVER
Steamboat Fleet Xot Able to Reach
The Dalles This Week.
Ice from Memaloose Island to The
Dallas, thick enough so that in places
teams were driven across, was news
that reached steamboatmen yesterday
and has depressed hopes that the Co
lumbia would be opened to navigation
in that region this week. The steamer
Gamecock did not return to Portland
as planned, but managed to get the
damaged steamer Stranger from Dalles
City Rock to the Cascade Locks, where
a soft patch will be applied and the
vessel steamed here.
The Gamecock is to leave the locks
this morning for White Salmon and
Hood River and to get Into the Ice
district if possible, so that exact con
ditions may be ascertained. The
steamer Tahoma is yet on the ways
here for an overhauling and there is
no intention of starting the Dalles City
out until the river is clear.
News From Oregon Ports.
ASTORIA. Or.. Dec 30. (Special.)
The British ship Claverdon was towed
to Portland this afternoon and will
load grain for Europe.
The Norwegian bark Cambusdoon
and the Norwegian ship Songvand left
this morning for Portland to load grain.
The Norwegian bark Hafrsfjord.
grain laden for Europe, arrived this
morning from Portland and will sail
tomorrow If the weather conditions
The Danish bark Havila Is en route
from Portland with grain for the
United Kingdom. On her arrival the
Norwegian bark Eidsvoid and the Brit
ish ship Celtic Glen will be taken up
The British ship Centurion, grain
laden for Europe, was shifted to the
lower harbor today, but she did not
go to sea on account of the southeast
The steamer Breakwater sailed today
for Coos Bay with freight and pas
sengers from Portland and Astoria.
The steam schooner Willamette ar
rived today from San Francisco with
cargo for Portland.
The British ship Celtic Glen, which
arrived last evening. 56 days from
Antof ogasta, reports an uneventful trip
and no vessels were sighted.
The Norwegian steamer Tricolor has
finished loading lumber at the Ham
mond mill for Australia and will go
to sea tomorrow morning.
Assistant Inspectors Meany and Wel
don inspected the tug Henry J. Blddle
yesterday. The river steamer Beaver
will be inspected today.
Passenger vessels to depart last
evening included the Roanoke, from
Portland, and the Celilo from St. Helens,
for California ports. The Klamath
satis today and the Bear goes tomor
Preparatory to leaving for sea, the
Hero is to haul into the stream this
morning from Montgomery dock No. 2.
The Sierra Miranda leaves down. The
steamer Shaver left up from Astoria
yesterday with the Cambusdoon in tow,
and the Henderson had the Songvand,
while the Ocklahama, which arrived
down with the Havlla, was to start up
with the Eidsvoid and Celtic Glen, and
the steamer F. B. Jones was assigned
to tow the Claverdon here.
Captain Dillon. Corps of Engineers,
U. S. A., yesterday assumed charge of
the office of Major Morrow, the latter
having departed for Fort Leavenworth
to remain three months.
Cargo for Portland is aboard the
Harrison liner Crown of Seville, which
left London December 22, and she will
discharge here unJesa arrangements
are made to discharge the shipments
at San Francisco and have them
brought here on coasters.
Xotice to Mariners.
The following affects aids to naviga
tion in the Seventeenth Lighthouse Dis
rninmhii Tilver The following cas buoys
heretofore reported temporarily witnarawn.
were replaced. December ana Mtz
Astoria narDor gas Duoy, li.
Gilir.an Ledge gas buoy, 2.
Tongue Point Crossing gas buoy. 2.
Tongue Point Crossing gas buoy, S.
Harrington Point gas buoy, 12.
Tono-iiA point to Prairie channel Dredc
Inc. htmv, established. December 2S. to mark
the dumping ground of the United States
engineer oreager. tongue roini auuipiug
ground buoy. 2, second-class spar, in four
fathoms of water. Tongue Point dumping
rmnnil huov. a. secona-cmss BOr i iu
four fathoms of water.
BelUngham Bay VIM Rooks light, report
ed not burning, was relighted December 27.
HENRY 1 ISbUtv. inspector.
DUB TO ARRIVE,
rcam From Date.
Tii Anselei. .. In nort
Geo. W. Elder .Eureka ;"-
HAVr - - I ADKBLei. .... -
Yucatan San Diego .Jan. 3
Rrea.kwa.tar ..Coos Bay Jan. 8
Dn T.o Antrnlea ..Jan. 7
RoannkB.'. San DieKO Jan. 10
DUE TO DEPART.
tT... Wnr Date.
Klamath .... San Francisco. ... Dec 31
Tt,,p San Diuffo. ....Jan. 1
Yale S. F. to L. A. Jan. 1
Himnl S. F. UL A Jan.
Ono w. Elder .Eureka Jan
Willamette San DieKO Jan. a
Breakwater....... Coos Bay Jan. b
Beaver. .......... .Los Angeles. .... - Jan. o
Yucatan. ... .ban IJleKO. . . .... .Jn. v
Northland. ...... ..San Francisco. .. ..Jan. 7
Yosemite. ....... ..San Diego .Jan. 7
Viiltnnmah fian Francisco . . . . J an. 7
Roanoke San Diego. ....... Jan. 10
J. B. Stetson.... ...San Diego. ...... .Jan. l
Rnu Ptt, L.OI ADKfl CI. . . . . J Kn. X
Roanoke j -Los Angeles. .... ..Jan. 13
Celilo .......San Diego. ...... .Jan. 15
San Ramon ....... .San Francisco .... J an. 16
EUROPEAN AND ORIENTAL, SERVICE.
. . . London.
. . . Manila. .
. . . London.
. . London.
. .Jan. 3
. Feb. 10
. ..Feb. 20
. . Mar. 20
.N a me.
..London ....-Jan. SO
. . Jxohe Feb. 15
. . London Feb. 2S
. . London Mar. U3
leniocny . ... . -
Movements of Vessels.
PORTLAND. Dec. 30. Arrived Norwegian
bark cambusdoon. rrom iquique: isorwegian
ship Songvand. from Kocktiampton; steamer
Willamette, from San Diego, via. way ports.
Sailed Steamers Koanoke. for ban Diego,
via way torts: Celilo. for san Francisco
Asuncion, lor ban ranclsco.
Astoria. Dec. 30. t.ert UD at 7 A. 31..
Norwegian ship Songvand. Arrived down
at 11 A. M. and sailed at 1 f. M. fateamer
Breakwater, for Coos Bay. Arrived at 11:30
A. M. and left up at 12:30 Steamer V 11
lamette, from San Diego, via way porta.
Left ud at 4 P. M. Britisn ship Claverdon,
San Francisco. Dec ;iu. Arrived at o:au
A. M. Steamer Rose City, from Portland
at e A. M , steamer Daisy Putnam, from
Portland, via Coos Bay. Arrived steamer
Reaver, from San Pedro, for Portland: Pasa
dena. from Albion; Hornelen (Norwegian),
from Newcastle. Australia; Mayfair. from
Port Angeles: Admiral Dewey, from Seattle.
Sailed Steamers Matsonia. for Honolulu
Congress. Nome City, for Seattle: De Soto,
lor lquiqui; wuezco Norwegian j tor ia-
Copenhagen. Dec. s. Arrived steamer
Natal, from San 1 rancisco.
Tacoma. Dec. 29. Arrived at 11 A. M.
Steamer San Ramon, from Portland.
Port San Luis. Dec. zu. Arrived steamer
Washtenaw, from Portland.
Eureka. Dec. 30. Sailed at !) A. M.
Steamer Geo. W. Elder, for Portland, via
Honolulu. Dec. .w. Arrlvea Krltisn
Itched and Burned Badly. Also Had
Blackheads. Used Cuticura Soap
and Ointment. In Two Weeks
724 E. N. Ave., Olney. 111. "When my
trouble first began I noticed llttio pimples
coming on my face. They itched and
burned so badly that I had
to scratch them and that
only made them worse.
About a week later my face
was so badly covered with
pimples and blackheads
that I was ashamed. My
complexion was ruined. The
pimples would sometimes
bleed and fester.
r I bought a box of complexion cream and
Used it but without effect. I also bought
some and complexion cream but
with the same poor result. One day I heard
of Cuticura Soap and Ointment and I de
cided to give them a trial. So I got a cake
of Cuticura Soap and a box of Cuticura
Ointment, washed my face with the Soap
and applied the Ointment and In two weeks
I was completely well." (Signed) Chas. E.
McGinn, May S. 1914.
Samples Free by Mall
In the care of baby's skin and hair, Cuti
cura Soap is the mother's favorite. Not
only is it unrivaled in purity and refreshing
fragrance, but its gentle emollient proper
ties are usually sufficient to allay minor Irri
tations, remove redness, roughness and
chafing, soothe sensitive conditions, and
promote skin and hair health generally.
Cuticura Soap and Cuticura Ointment are
sold throughout the world. Liberal sample of
each mailed free, with 33-p. Skin Book. Ad
dress post-card "Cuticura. Dept. T, Boston.'
Broadway, at Taylor
Main 1. A 1128.
NEW YEARS TO IV fi Tf tf fXT
in "TILE AI CTIONEER."
Evenings .and Both Matinees.
$2.00 $1.50 $1.0O 75c 50c
SUNDAY NIGHT. 8:15
KING OF HYPNOTISTS.
100O Laughs Not a Tear.
pRst 75c, 50c and 25c
SEAT SALE TOMORROW.
SPECIAL PRICE MAT. WED.
In "MARTHA JBY-T HE-DAY."
Eve, $1.S0 to 25c. wed. Mat., $1.00 to 25c
SEAT SALE TOMORROW. .
Main 2, A 5360
Cro. L. Baker. Mgr.
Home of the Famous Baker r layers.
Special New Year's week offering. Tonignt
All up,i Mats. Friday (New lean uayp,
Sat. May Robson's greatest comedy success.
"THE REJUVENATION OF AUNT B-wi,
Great cast and production. Evenings 25c.
35c, 50c, 73c; box seats, $1. Friday and Sat.
Mats.. 25c 60c: box. 75c. Next week, starting
Sunday matinee "The Blindness oi airup.
Broadway, at Starr.
Frederick Bowers A Co.
Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Barry
Charles F. Srmon
The Australian MrLesna
Aerial f on t art
Alfred Wallenstein and Orat-e Adele Freebsy
Broadway and Alder.
"G9 Where the Crowd Uon."
Tbe Imperial Grand Opera Company, The
De Kock-i. Lade 11 Jfc Ladcll. Haley & Haley;
special, bberbourne it Montgomery, Jan-age-
tcope. t'none .liatn 4b.5t. z-mu.
A "RIG-TIME 6
Cfrtfk Choice Seats for Flrst-Ntglft
OUU Show Reserved on Request.
PRICES h7rn" . : ig
steamer Glenroy, from London, for Port-
la Astoria. Dec 2S- Arrived down at 7 P. M.
Norwegian ship Hufrstljord. Left up at
P IL Norwegian bark Cambusdoon.
Marconi Wireless Reports.
( All pOSIllOH r-rw. - v. - ?
ber ao. unleaa othrrwi designated.)
Santa Rita, san i,uis ir v.,
.h "f fME'toSan Francisco. 55 miles
north of Cape Blanco.
Drake Vancouver for San Francisco, tow
Ingbargo 81. 00 miles south of Umatilla
.IF" c ,i pimnnil for Vancouver. 12
miles north of Columbia River
Breakwater, rorunnu .-. -..
mil., south of Cape Meares.
A.iJ Tiroma for Richmond, off Marrow-
"Dakftan.'" Honolulu for New York. 18SS
miles west of Balboa at T P. M.
Georgian, o l"i ,,
1100 miles south of San Pe dro
Lucas, towing barge UJ. Richmond for
Panama. 1U30 miles south of San 1 ranclsco
San Juan Balboa for San ranclsco, 4U6
miles south of San Francisco.
san Vranc sco for Sidney. -04
mijes out; December 20 r.nM a,lS.
mU.oVDMonterey for Honolulu. 1586
miles out. Dec. 2. .
Yucat ;tn, sail r-eo.ro ior ou ......
100 miles south of San Francisco.
Yosemite, sau Diego for San Francisco,
SO miles south of San Francisco.
Ilerrin, Llnnton for Avon, Si5 miles south
of Columbia River. , ,
Lansing. Newport, B. C... for San Luis. 25
miles north of Kan Francisco.
Buck, Monterey for Linnton, 62 miles from
Monterey. , e. . .,
Congress, San Francisco for Seattle, IB
miles north of Point Arena.
Contialia. San Francisco for Eureka, on
PCuzcol,esan Francisco for Puget Sound, 35
miles north of San Francisco.
Redondo, San Francisco for Coos Bay, 4
miles north of San Francisco.
Argyll, Irondale for Oleum, 14 miles north
of San Francisco.
Farragut, San Francisco for Seattle, orr
CE?derryEureka for Coos 6ay, off Coqullla
RNann Smith. San Francisco for Coos Bay.
15 miles south of Coos Bay.
Columbia Bar Report.
NORTH HEAD. Dec. 30. Condition of the
bar at 5 P. M. Sea rough, wind southwest
Tides at Astoria Thursday.
o r.1 A. XI. 6.05 feetl 6:1S A. M 4.0 feet
11:46 A. M 8.8 feet 7:15 P. M...-0.8 foot
TOO T.ATE TO CLASSIFY.
A BAROAIN Newly inclosed business coi
ner paying big interest: property SOS E.
20tn; ideal location; must sell at once.
FORELADY in charge of machines on
women's cotton dresses, etc M 4yl, Ore
gonian. CUTTER and designer on women's cotton
dresses. M 4". Oregonlan.
TWO young ladies to. visit physicians; 25
per cent commission. L 4S6, Oregonian.
FURNISHED ll-room modern flat. 470
Taylor st., or phoneMarsh.all 4450;
YOUNG woman for lunch waitress wanted.
54 2d. Home Restaurant. C. A. Davis.
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AUCTION SALES TODAY.
At Baker's Auction House. 186-168 Park
gt. Furniture, etc. Sale at 10 o'clock.
OREGON HUMANE SOCIETY
J7 GRAND AVBL, N.
Between Davis and Kverett.
Phones East 1423, B 2315. Open Day
Report all cases of cruelty to this office,
Lethal chamber for small animals.
Horse ambulance for sick or disabled
animals at a moment's notice. Anyone
desiring a ptt may communicate with us.
.1 lir'-l"V Matinee