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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, WEDNESDAY, MARCH IP, 1915.
ARGUED BY COUNCIL
Minimum License Fixed at $3
Monthly, With Added Levy
for All Over Seven Seats.
BARS UP ON SOME STREETS
Inspection or Machines Decided On
to t.nurd Against Accidents
Caused by Defects Measure
Is to Be Kcdraftcd.
POINTS HKFIMTF.I.Y DKCIBED
BY COl II. AT JITMIV
MKK. I i;.
Jitneys to be licensed. Fee of
13 a month to be exacted from
curs carrying up to seven pas
sengers and 15 cents a seat for
cars of greater capacity.
leading beyond seating ca
pacity to be prohibited except in
Kear left-hand door of small
cars must be kept permanently
Limited Inspection of all cars
to be provided.
Jitnevs. to be required to oper
ate on Yamhill. Alder and Ptark
streets and to keep off Washing
ton and Alder streets in West
Side business center.
Jitneys to be required to stop
on near side of crossing and to
be required to stop before cross
ing train tracks.
Before the largest crowd ever as
. . eembled in the City Council chamber In
- years, the Council yesterday made Its
first official effort to decide upon the
terms of an ordinance to regulate the
Discussions were punctuated by the
applause, cheers or hisses of several
hundred streetcar conductors and motor
men on one aide or by an almost equal
" number of Jitney drivers on the other.
- all depending upon which side of the
controversy the speaker made his argu
The jitney drivers left their machines
:" in the streets near the Ctty Hall. The
I streetcar men were in uniform, some
i carrying their lanterns and seat pad
' and many with their money belts filled
. with nickels and pads of transfers pro
trudlng from their pockets. The cham
ber became so crowded that a squad
' of policemen were sent to stand at the
I doors to keep others out.
; Agreement Is Brought Nearer.
The Council got considerably nearer
an agreement on the question of the
' extent of Jitney regulation than it has
' been able to get heretofore. It became
apparent that, whichever way the leg-
. islatlon goes. It will not suit all sides,
for if it is drastic it will offend the
, Jitneys and if it Is not it will offend
the streetcar men. The Daly jitney or-
dinance waa referred back to Mr. Daly
The first tilt came when Commissioner
: Daly moved for the indefinite postpone
ment of the drastic regulation ordl
. nance he introduced some time ago. Mr.
: Daly explained that the measure was so
', drastic that it would put the Jitneys out
. of business.
Commissioner Dleck opposed the k 111
' lng of this measure, holding that It has
' provisions that better serve the needs
of Jitney regulation than do the pro-
: visions of the proposed new measur.
submitted by Mr. Daly.
Mayor Opposes Overcrowding.
: On the question of overcrowding the
; Jitneys, Mayor Albee declared that the
' machines, except the large buses, should
; be prohibited from carrying more than
; the seating capacity. "The dealers all
i agree that the overloading of the small
cars Is dangerous," said the Mayor.
"The Jitney drivers will overcrowd aa
: long as they are not prohibited from so
doing. The other day I saw 13 persons
, crowded into a small Ford in the jitney
Commissioner Brewster contended that
'. It is not fair to persons petting into
the machine first to have others crowd
into their laps later.
L. M. Lepper Introduced himself as
; "one of the streetcar strap-hangers,
and made a point that the Jitney has
: done away with strap-hanging.
Seating: 'aplrtty Basis for License.
: The Council decided to require the
Jitneys in applying for a license to des
'. lanate their seating capacity. Carry
' ing of more passengers than the ca
pacity designated will be prohibited.
The question of license fee also
' stirred up a controversy. Commissioner
; Daly wanted a fee of $2 or S3 a month
for the lltle cars and J10 a month for
; the larger machines. Commissioner
f Dleck urged the license fee on the basis
: of seating capacity. The Council de-
cided upon a rate of $3 a month as a
; minimum for all cars and 25 cents a
: month additional fof each seat in a
car over seven seats.
It was decided that Inspection should
; be required. A provision will be placed
in the measure prohibiting the use of
; a machine not in proper mechanical
: condition. This will force the drivers
'. to have their cars !n good shape, be
j cause the city will have the right of
Inspection at any time and may arrest
a driver if his machine is defective to
such an extent as to be dangerous or
; Routine la Dealgnated.
It was decided by a majority of the
; Council to force the Jitneys to keep
; off of Washington and Morrison streets
: in the West Side business district. They
; will be forced to operate on Yamhill,
I Alder and Stark streets instead.
I Municipal Traffic Engineer Klrkpat
j rick reported that because of the jit
'. neys there has been an Increase of 236
i per cent in traffic at Fifth and Wash
' lnrcton streets and large increases on
: other streets. H. P. Coffin, chairman of
; the safety first commission, declared
. the taking of the Jitneys from Wash
t ington and Morrison streets Is Impera
. tive for the relief of congestion.
J J. Page, attorney representing some
" of the Jitneys objected to a proposal to
.' limit the jitneys to a 5 cent fare. He
! said the Jitney should be permitted to
go off its route to make delivery of
passengers to their homes and should
' be permitted to exact all additional fee
-for this service. Mr. Page also ob
jected to the jitneys being forced to
have their routes painted on the ma
; chine ami to a provision of the ordl
: nance providing for the suspension of
; a jitney driver for a year In the event
! he Is convicted of any incompetency In
' driving or any wilful violation of law.
; The Council did not change these pro
The question of forcing the Jitneys to
furnish bonds to protect the public in
; case of accident was discussed, but no
" conclusion was reached.
; It was decided that the Jitneys, for
'. the relief of traffic congestion and
i for safety, should stop to take on pas
i f.engers on the near side of street
crownings. It was decided also that the
! ears should stop before crossing train
' tracks.. At the conclusion of the hear
' ing tho ordinance, aa changed y the
1. was sent to Commissioner
Daly for redrafting.
G. H. Andrews, of Boise, is at the
W. B. Hobart, of Gales Creek, is at
N. II. Abbey, Newport hotel man
at the Oregon.
L. W. Thompson, of The Dalles,
at the Carlton
T. M. Baldwin, rrineville banker, is
at th! Imperal.
H. Murcke, of Aurora, is registered
at the Cornelius.
State .Senator I. Bingham, of Eugene.)
is at the Imperial.
wati Benson. Newbcrg contractor, i
at the Multnomah.
T. J. Drumheller and wife, of Wall
PORTLAND IMPHKSSK5 LONti-
l.lojtl r. Hooper.
Llovd I'. Hooper, a member of
the 1S96 class of Portland High
School, who is assisting in the
- movement for the merging of the ,
Chamber of Commerce and the
Commercial Club, having edited
the magazine of the Town De
veloping League, of New York,
spoke most highly of Portland
Mr. Hooper has been absent
from Portland for years and
said that, while he nas always
boosted Fortland, ho never until
now realized the charm of the
city as a residence center and
the vast possibilities for prog
ress In business.
Walla, arrived at the Imperial yester
J. E. Evans, of Centralia, Is regis
tered at the Carlton.
M. W. Mix. of Independence, is reg
istered at the Oregon.
G. B. Iliggins. of Salem, was at
the Perkins yesterday.
D. W. Welch, of Astoria, is regis
tered at the Cornelius.
Itobert E. Fenton. of Stayton, is reg
istered at the Nortonia.
. H. McDonald, of Eugene, arrived
at the Imperial yesterday.
E. I Cooper and wife, of San Fran
cisco, are at the Cornelius.
Frank M. Curl, Pendleton wheat-
grower. Is at the Imperial.
C. A. Wyatt, of Bellingham. Wash.,
is registered at the Oregon.
L W. Anderson, of Tacoma, arrived
at the Multnomah yesterday.
Joseph Horn, Hood River orchardist.
is registered at the Perkins.
W. W. Crawford and J. M. Ralston,
of Albany, are at the Seward.
R. M. Jarvis and W. A. Metcalf, of
Eugene, are at the Nortonia.
J. M. Poorman. Woodburn banker,
was at the Seward yesterday.
C. H. Sears, an attorney of Belling-
am. Wash., is at the Carlton.
C. S. Harrington, of Hubbard, ar
rived at the Nortonia yesterday.
O. A. Peterson, of Peterson's Landing
arrived at the Perkins yesterday.
C. W. Henderson, Grants Pass hard
ware merchant, is at the Carlton.
C. J. and E. H. Gordon, fruitgrowers
of Parkdale. are among the arrivals
at the Cornelius.
George W. Tannahlll and wife, of
Lewiston. Idaho, arrived at the Mult
J. M. Wade, C. E. Stewart and A. Z.
Wells, Wenatchee, Wash., fruitmen.
are at the Multnomah. ,
C. D. Reed,' wife and daughter, of
Whitman, Mass., arrived at the Benson
esterday on their way home from a
visit to the California expositions.
DAILY METEOROLOGICAL REPORT.
PORTLAND. March f. Maximum temper-
ture, 53. 2 degrees; minimum. 42.6 derrees.
River reading, 8 A. M., 2.5 feet; change in
lut 24 hours, 0.1 root fall. Total rallifall.
P. M. to it r. M.. o.oi men: total rain
fall sibce September 1. 1914. 22.23 inches;
normal, 33.42 Inchen; deficiency, 11.19 IncheJ.
Total sunshine. 30 minutes; possible, 11
lioum 33 minutes. Barometer ircducedto
sea level) 6 P. M.. 30.03 inches.
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Jacksonville . . .
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5210. 00 4iXE Cloudy
6410.001 SW Rain
50 0.061 S Kaln
5S 0.001 4 W Clear
44 0.0O14NW Clear
34)0. 00 4)S clear
The large high-pressure area continues to
dominate weather conditions over the cen
tral portion of the country. Tho pressure
Is moderately low over the extreme North
east and Interior British Columbia. The
pressure Is Increasing over the Pacific
Slope. Precipitation has occurred In West
ern Oregon, Western Washington, Britlah
Columbia. Southern Utah, New Mexico,
Texas and Oklahoma. The weather is cooler
in Western Oregon. Northern California,
Southern Utah, New Mexico and British
Columbia; ft is correspondingly warmer in
Eastern Missouri. Pennsylvania and Sas
katchewan. Temperatures continue consid
erable below normal In the central and
southern Plains States and the Gulf States.
The conditions are favorable for showers
Wednesday in Northwestern Washington
and for generally fair weather In the re
mainder of this district. Winda will ba
Portland and vicinity Probably fair;
Oregon Generally fa'r; westerly winds.
Washington Generally fair, except show
ers northwest portion; southwest winds,
Idaho Generally fair.
THEODORE F. DRAKE.
Acting District Forecaster.
Commercial Club Governors
Indorse Project and Eack
Effort to Awake Aid.
15,000 NAMES ARE SOUGHT
Petitions to Be Placed la Kvcry
Large Building and Voters Asked
to Help Obtain Special Elec
tion for Good Highways.
Following the unanimous indorse
ment at noon yesterday by the board
of governors of the Portland Commer
cial Club of the proposed bond issue
of Jl, 250.000 for -the hard-surfacing of
trunk roads in Multnomah County,
plana Immediately were formulated for
carrying on a whirlwind campaign for
circulating petitions for the bond is
sue and for stimulating general in
terest in the good roads movement
A committee was appointed to direct
the work of obtaining signatures to the
petition and to conduct the campaign
for a special election as follows:- John
B. Yeon. chairman: J. C. Alnsworth,
Julius L Meier, E. E. Coovert, Frank
B. Riley. W. U Boise. Phil Metschan,
Jr., George L. Baker and A. S. Benson.
Many Work for Bond Issue.
The committee met in the offices of
E. E. Coovert in the Yeon building
and organized for the campaign. Other
good roads enthusiasts attended the
committee meeting. It was one of the
most enthusiastic gatherings of the
kind held in Portland in many days
and when it adjourned there were
scores of citizens at work boostin
for the bond issue. Every large em
ployer of labor and every organiza
tion that it was possible to get in
touch with by telephone gave the com
mittee hearty assurances of co-opera
tion in the movement.
Several hundred copies of the petl
tion were on hand when the meeting
convened, hut before adjournment pro
vision for placing the most of them had
Petitions fo Be Accessible.
The headquarters of the committee
on the ground floor of the Yeon build
ing will be the main place to sign the
petition. It was decided to post copies
in many prominent places, including
the Imperial, Benson and Oregon
hotels, business offices of the daily
newspapers. Meier & Frank, Olds,
uortman & King and Lipman. Wolfe
Co. department stores, Y. M.' C. A.,
City Hall, Courthouse, Commercial Club
and Multnomah Club. Other places will
be designated today
Every civic body, community club
and women s organization will be urged
to obtain a copy of the petition . and
work for signers. It is planned to
make the campaign so broad that every
registered voter may have an opportu
nity to affix his signature.
15,000 Names Sought
Although only 2500 names on the pe
tition are required before submitting
It to the Board of County Commission
ers. It is the plan of the commitee to
procure at least 15.000 signatures. It
is expected to have that number of
signatures by noon Monday. March 15.
As soon as the campaign for signa
tures closes the petition will be sub
mitted to the County Commissioners.
Assuming that the petition will be
granted without delay, the committee
will begin preparations for the special
election, which probably will be held
In the first week of April.
The full text of the petition is as
To the Honorable Board of County
Commissioners of Multnomah County,
Oregon: We, the undersigned, regis
tered voters of Multnomah County, re
spectfully petition that you call a spe
cial election for the purpose of submit
ting to the voters of this county tne
question of issuing serial bonds to
provide for the construction of per
manent roads in this county to the
amount of 51.250,000, to run and be
payable as follows: One hundred and
twenty-five thousand dollars each year,
from date of bonds and ending 14 years
from date of bonds. Inclusive. The
aforesaid bonds shall bear interest at
not to exceed 6 per cent per annum.
Highway Are Designated. .
We further petition that the money
so raised be spent in .hard-surfacing
the following main trunk highways in
his county, to-wlt: The Sandy road
from the city limits oi fortiana to
Sandy Kiver, and the Columbia High
way from the Sandy road to east line
of the county: the Base Iine road
from city limits to Troutdale cross
road; the Powell Valley road from
Ity limits of Portlana to ijresnam;
thH Foster road from city limns oi
Portland to south line of the county;
tho Klavin road from the city limits
f Portland to the county line; tne
Canyon road from the city limits of
Portland to the county line; the St.
Helens road from ;Twenty-ninth street
in City of Fortland to city oi linn
ton." Chairman Yeon. who is also county
roadmaster, appeared before the County
Commissioners yesterday ana recom
mended that the main county roads to
h. naved should be officially named.
as they appear In the petition. Detailed
figures on the cost of improving each
highway will be announced in afew
HOTELS URGED TO ACT
COMPLETION OK SCENIC ROADS TO
ATTRACT TOURISTS ASKED,
County Commissioner Holman In Let
ter to Head of Fortland Bonifaces
Corrnletion of Improvements on Mult-
nmih County highways in time for the
early Summer tourist travel is strong
ly urged In a letter which County Com
missioner Holman has written to Presi
dent Metschan, Jr., of the Hotel Men's
Mr. Holman argues mat it win De a
great benefit to the hotels, as well as
to other classes of business, to have
the highways paved In time to take
the Summer visitors on sight-seeing
expeditions out of the city. The letter
probably will be presented to several
commercial organizations in Portland
in an endeavor to enlist their support.
The letter follows:
On the 13th day of next July and for at
least two days thereafter, but probably
longer, the Imperial Council of the Mystic
Shrine meets in Seattle. It Is estimated
that this meeting will take at least 20.000
people to that city, who after the adjourn
ment will go south to the Panama-Pacific
and San Diego fairs In California. Most of
them will probably stop en route (If my in
formation is correct) all of six hours In
Under former conditions, although 20,000
people could be entertained to their ad
vantage and pleasure In Seattle, for several
days, and an unlimited time in California,
six hours was ample time for them to -ee
the wonders of the menagerie In the City
Park, the magnitude of our Postoffice, build
ing, and tho beauties of Skidmore"s foun
tain, but durlns the past year Multnomah
County has constructed under the immediate
supervision of J. B. Yeon, roadmaster, the
greatest highway the world has even seen,
and any tourust coming to the West who
is permitted to pass through Portland with
out seeing and enjoying the beauties of the
Columbia River Gorge is going to be greatly
disappointed when he learns what he has
I believe we owe it to these people to see
that someone is sent to Seattle and steps
taken to correct their present routings, so as
to permit of at least two days" stay In
Portland. Inasmuch as each tourist spends
at least flo a day while traveling It Is worth
$200,000 a day to the hotel men. merchants
and farmers of this community to make an
effort to entertain these Shrlners more than
With the support of the people of this
community tho road department of Mult
nomah County can complete the Columbia
River Highway to Cascade Locks, properly
grade and redress the Sky Line boulevard
and Cornelius Pass road from Portland
Heights to Holbrook on the Linnton road,
pave the main arterial highways of the
rmmtv and nut in first-class condition a
road on each side of the Willamette River
to Oregon City (with the co-operation oi
the Clackamas County Court), by July 1
of this year, and thereby make it worth
while for any tourist to spend two or three
days at least In Portland.
Now I have cited to you only one con
vention that Is coming to the Coast, whereas
In fact I understand there are more than
200" conventions to be held In the West this
year, and there Is no reason why all Sum
mer long our city cannot be crowded with
visitors. But we must have something to
attract them here, therefore Is this not of
sufficient Importance for your association to
take tho initiative and to do all those things
necessary to see that by July 1 of this year
we are properly prepared to entertain this
great multitude of tourists?
I believe that your co-operation In this
matter will result in less vacant stores and
a cash market for our country produce.
INJURED MAN LOSES SUIT
Snnreme Court Holds H. H. Duff's
Kelease From Damages Valid.
SAXlEM. Or., March 9 (Special.) In
the case of H. H. Duff. Injured in an
automobile accident in Portland Decern
ber 30. 1912. against Frank C. Rlggs,
the Supreme Court, Justice McBride
writing the opinion, today affirmed the
decree of the lower court in favor of
the defendant A release for damages
made by the plaintiff on condition that
the defendant would provide nurses,
surgical attendance ana medicines is a
part of the record. The evidence snows
that the defendant expended J2018
under the terms of the release.
Th accident occurred at the in
tersectlon of Nineteenth and Couch
streets. It is declared in the opinion
tlrut the release was fairly made and
th defendant complied with all Its
DUE TO ARRIVE).
Roanoke. ......... San Diego. ...
Breakwater. ...... Coos Bay.....
Ross City Xos Angeles. .
Geo. V. Elder Eureka
u. Loi Annlel. .
Yucatan -fan uieso .
Beaver Los Angeles Mar.
DOB TO DISPART.
Kama. For Date-
Harvard A F. to Ij. A. Mar.
Breakwater Coos Bay Mar.
Roanoke fSan Diego ..Mar.
N ortbiand . ..Los Angeles. ..... Mar.
Yale S- F. to I A Mar.
Ross City ........ . Jos Angeles Mar.
Yosemlte Ban Diego Mar.
Multnomah San Diego Mar.
Geo. W. Elder Jiureka Mar.
Celilo an Diego Mar.
Ureat Northern. . . .San Francisco. . . -Mar.
Yucatan.. ........ .tan Diego Mar.
Bear ......Los Angeles Mar.
Willamette San Dleso Mar.
Klamath San Diego Mar.
Beaver Loa Angeles Mar.
Kan Ramon. ...... .San Franetsco Mar.
KUROPliAW AND ORIKNXAL. SERV1CS.
Mn,n From Data.
Glencyle. London. Mar. 13
Glenlocby London April
K' a ma VOT Dat.
Glenavle. ......... London. ... ... ....Mar. 19
Glealochy Iondon. ...... ... Apru ItJ
' Marconi Wireless Reports.
(All positions reported at 8 P. M., March
9. unless otherwise designatea. )
Francisco. 76U miles south or San Diego,
U.rrh K ft P. M.
Kantn riara. jNew iorK xor Ban rearo.
850 miles south oi sau rearo, Marcn s, at
8 Santa Cecilia, San Francisco for New York,
S43 miles from Balboa, March 8, at 8 P. M.
Gen. Ypsequiera, ban jrancisco ror ran-
ama. 2740 miles soutn oi oan r rancuscu,
Vtorvh R At A P. M.
San Juan. Balboa for San Francisco, 1930
miles south of San Francisco, March 8,
Pennsylvania, San Francisco for Balboa,
:060 miles south of San Francisco, March
Willamette. San uiego ior can r euro, xo
mdoK north of Point Loms.
rn an. ToDoloDampo ior an r rancisco. aoo
Tniian south or ban rrancisco.
"Rar. San Pedro lor ban irancisco. tnree
miles east or foini oncepcion.
snokane. southbound, on Keip i-omt.
Admiral Watson, southbound, off Pine
Henrv T. Scott, with Acapulco in tow. san
Francisco for Nanaimo. off Cape Meares.
Chanslor. Seattle lor Ban iTancisco, zio
miles from Seattle.
Coronado. Grays Harbor Ior San Francisco,
18 miles south of Grays Harbor.
uueen. Seattle ior Dan r rancisco. oil
Manchuria, san Tancisco. ior unsni. oia
miles west of Honolulu. Marcn , s r. m.
Sherman. Manna ror san "Tancisco, zwi
tti11k out. March R. R P. M.
Lurllne. San Francisco for Honolulu, ivil
ttiIIpr nut March fl. ft P. M.
Hanlfy. Pan Francisco ior Honolulu, ltm.
mil out. March 9. R P. M.
Sheridan, san Francisco ior juamia, aw
mllpH out. March R. R P. M.
Robert Dollar, orient for san p-ranrisoo.
R'5S miles northwest of Point Reyes. March
Celilo, San Franclrco Ior Astoria, ore dux.
Sniey. san prancisro ior aeame, eisin
mllon north of Point Arena.
Adeline Smith. Pan Francisco ror loot
Rav. 13S miles north of San Francico.
Asuncion. Seattle for Redondo, 405 miles
nn-th nf TJprtrmdo.
Toneks, San Francisco for t,ureaa, jo
miles south of Point Arena.
Kilburn. Eureka for San Francisco. 11
miles north of Point Arena.
Farrajrut. Seattle Tor san Francisco, ii
mil-s north of San Francisco.
Santa Clara. New York for san pearo, dm
miles south of San Pedro.
Atlantic. Genoa Bay tor New Torn, passed
Multnomah, san Francisco tor rorxiana,
five miles north of Cape Blanco.
Speedwell. Coos Bay Tor Ban Diego, uoj
miles north of San Francisco.
Yosemlte, Fan Francisco for the Columbia
River, off Cape Blanco.
Herrln, Linnton for Monterey, 214 miles
south of the Columbia River bar.
Movements of Vessels.
PORTLAND. March 8. Arrived Steam
ers .lohan Poulsen. San Ramon and bho
shone, from San Francisco. Sailed French
bark Touraine, for United Kingdom.
Astoria, March 9. Arrived at midnight
and left up at 1:30 A. M.. steamer San
Ramon, Irora San Francisco. Arrived at
4:50 and left up at 6:20 A. M., steamer Sho
shone, from San vFranclsco. Sailed at 7 A.
M., Norwegian ship Gealna, for United
San Francisco, March 9. Arrived at 6 A.
M. steamer Daisy Freeman, from Columbia
River; March 8. sailed at 6 P. M.. steamer
Daisy Gadsby, for Portland.
Eureka, March 9. Arrived at 6 A. M
steamer Geo. W. Elder, from Portland, via
San Diego, March 9. Sailed at 1 P. M.,
steamer Yucatan, for Portland, via way
fc'an Pedro, March 9. Sailed Steamer
Bear, for Portland, via San Francisco.
Astoria, March 8. Sailed at 5:50 P. M.,
Russian ship Port Stanley, for United King
dom. Arrived at 6 and left up at 9 P. M.,
steamer Johan Poulsen, from San Fran
cUco. Sailed at 10:15 P. M., steamer w.
F. Herrln. for Monterey.
MANILA, March 8. Arrived Steamer
Minnesota, for Seattle.
Sun Francisco. March ft, Arrived Steam
ers tiatanta, from Japan; Manoa, from Hono
lulu; Frederick Lukenbach, from Now York.
Sailed Steamer Mary Olson, for Puget
Seattle, Wash., March 9. Arrived
Steamers Panama Maru (Japanese!, from
Hongkong. Sailed Steamers Tacoma Maru
(Japanese I, tor noilgnunK. aiaripuaa, tor
Southwestern Alaska; Queen, for San Diego;
Paralso, for Southeastern Alaska.
Tides at Astoria Wednesday.
' High. Low.
SH A -M 8.0 feetj.':16 A. M i.O feet
10:08 P. M 8-" feet3:3B I'. M 0.1 foot
Columbia River Bar Report.
NORTH HEAD, March 9. Condition of
the bar at 5 P. M. : Sea, smooth: -4nd,
southwest 8 miles.
SINJU MARU IS OFF
Cargo Cleared for Orient Is
Valued at $150,700.
$148,500 IN FLOUR IS SENT
Ij umber Destined to Yokohama Is
116,500 Feet Exports to China
and Japan Take Big Drop
as Result of War.
Though Fortland loaded only a part
cargo aboard the Jananese steamer
Senju Maru. which took on hay and
other commodities at San Francisco for
Manila and Hongkong, the flour and
lumber worked here is valued at more
than $150,000. The steamer was cleared
yesterday. All of the flour is destined
for Hongkong and amounts to 27.000
barrels, worth $184,500. There is a ship
ment of 116,500 feet of lumber, made up
of dressed and rough material billed to
Yokohama, at a value of $2200. In ad
dition, a shipment of 21 boxes of per
sonal effects goes to the latter harbor
that is aopraised at $500.
Mitsuit & Co., which dispatched the
vessel, also has the steamers Azumu.an
Maru. now on Fuget Sound, and the
Kongosan Maru, on the way from the
Far Kast for San Francisco. The Azu
musan Maru loads here while the Kon
gosan Maru discharges inward bound
cargo and then proceeds through the
Canal to load on the East Coast for the
conditions have placed a quietus
on the heavy shipment of flour to China
and Japan, yet the movement has not
absolutely ceased, buying having been
on a smaller scale than in past years
and spasmodic. For eight months of
tho 1914-1915 season. Oriental exports
have been 101.423 barrels, as against
597.374 barrels for the same period last
season, but in the total showing there
is not such a great difference, as all
shipments from Portland were 622. 2d
barrels, while-a year ago they were
California is buying heavier than be
fore and up to March 1 there had been
355.982 barrels sent there as against
299.289 barrels a year ago. This sea
son. 11,430 barrels Have moved to South
Africa and 11.234 barrels to New YorK
to which ports no flour was diverted
during the 1913-14 season.
European exports were 142,186 barrels
and a year ago were only 1145 barrels.
From Puget Sound more has been
shipped to California and Kurope and
new business has been obtained in
South Africa and New York, yet "that
district was behind March 1 as com
pared with the previous season, approx
imately 439.363 barrels.
There will be a considerable amount
of flour to go forward on the Japanese
steamer Kenkon Maru, which Balfour,
Guthrie & Co. are loading for the Unit
ed Kingdom, while another shipment of
nearly 2000 tons goes out on the ltoyal
Mail liner Glengyle next week.
PORT MANAGER JOB ATTRACTS
Commission. However, May rvot
Name Successor to Iato Mr. Talbot
Port of Portland Commissioners say
there are about a dozen candidates for
the position of general manager of the
Port, which was held by the late Mar
cus Talbot. Little encouragement is
held out to applicants, as there has
been no decision to fill the plac
While the Commission meets tomorrow
it is understood the matter of acting
officially on the future of the billet
will not be brought up, as the Com
missioners believe the affairs of the
Port can be handled by heads of de
partments for the present.
No definite move nas oeen maae
toward the Puget Sound Tugboat Com
pany taking over the towage service on
the bar, though a committee from the
Port has been in touch witn a repre
sentative of the company. There Is
talk of another tug being built or pur
chased for the bar service in the event
the transfer to the Puget bound firm
is not carried out.
PORTLANDERS ON CATALINA
Crew of Liner Being Made Up and
She Is to Start Loading.
Desirine: to get a view of the Pan
ama Canal and New York, some Port
landers are applying for berths on the
Grace liner Santa Catalina, wnue otn
ers Intend shipping permanently. Among
the latter is Sam Pace, who until re
cently was mate on the steamer Shaver
and who usually runs in tnat neei as
pilot. He hus obtained tho nertn or
boatswain on the Santa Catalina. He
was on the oreage uninooK ior a uim
and has spent about 10 years on the
river. With him will go one of the
Shaver's deck force as a sailor.
The Catalina Is to start working
lumber today, and with 500 tons of
grain, canned goods and other freight.
she will have one of the largest loads
that line has taken from here. The
vessel will load salmon and flour at
Astoria, about 500 tons in all, and then
will go to San Francisco to complete.
She should get away from this port
ii.i ;i:t is betng repaired
Shaver Vessels Take Turns Going to
Yard for. Overhauling.
Steamers of the Shaver fleet are tak
ing turns at being overhauled, tne
latest one ordered to the East Side
vard of that line being the Shaver,
which will be out of service about three
wuks. The Wauna was the nrst given
her yearly going over and she now Is
In constant operation, for, being the
smallest of the steamers, she is utilized
to advantage during the low water
period In getting ratts out or triou
tarles of the Columbia and towing them
When the Shaver is ready again, tne
Henderson is to be overnauiea. ine
Cascades, Dixon and No Wondar have
been idle of late and certain work has
bee"n done aboard. There are some log
rafts moving from the lower river in
spite of the fact mills are not running
ull time, and by may i greater ac
tivity is looked for.
COMPANY MAY CHANGE HANDS
International Stevedoring Interests
Negotiate for McCabe Plant.
Captain J. S. Gibson, of Seattle, gen
eral manager of tne international
Stevedoring Company, which includes
th Victoria & Vancouver Stevedoring
Company and the Washington Stevedor
ing Company, aiso i.apiiu - vichc
reaux, of the same corporation, are in
the city in connection with negotiations
nder way for taKing over tne Dusiness
of the McCabe Company.
The onDositlon firm here of Brown
& McCabe was formed by W. L. Mc
Cabe and Captain J. A. Brown in 1876.
and the former was also interested in
the firm' of McCabe & Hamilton, on
Puget Sound. For the past few. years
he has conducted the McCabe Company
here. Captain Gibson is well known
along the Coast and Captain Genereaux
Is also well acquainted among Shipping
interests and especially on Puget Sound,
A New Train
The "Californian," running heretofore between
Los Angeles and Kansas City, will htretfter
run between Los Angeles and Chicago via the
El Paso Route
(S. P. E. P. & S. W. C. K. I. & P.)
. Through Sleeping Cars from San Francisco to
Los Angeles in connection with tho New trail,
also with the
Golden State Limited
The de Luxe Train no extra fare Los An
geles to Chicago daily. Lvs. Loa Angeles 11:45
A. M. daily.
1 0 Days' Stopover
At San Francisco and Los Angeles allowed on
all one way tickets to Chicago or other East
ern Cities via this route.
Literature on California and illustrated booklet, "Tho Golden
State Limited," with full information, reservations, tickets, etc.,
at City Ticket Office, 80 Sixth Street, Cor. Oak, or Union Depot.
John M. Scott. General
where for a long period he was sur
veyor for the San Francisco Board of
SUBMERGED PIPE LIXK PARTS
Fill Being Made at Astoria Tempo
rarily Delayed by Mishap.
That a submerged pipeline used in
DumDins' sand with the Port of Portland
dredge Columbia, behind a seawall at
Astoria, had pulled apart at. a point
about 200 feet riverward from the crib
bing, was information received yester
day by Captain H. T. Groves, euperln-
'tetndent of the Port of Portland dredg
ing department. A diver examined the
break in the line, and an attempt will
bo made at low water today to repair it.
One difficulty is said to bo the fact
the outer end of the pipeline Is filled
with sand. If that can be pumped out
when the break is repaired there should
bo no further trouble. The Columbia
IS working on the first unit of the Im
provement, which Is being directed by
the Standard American Dredging Com
pany, and the machine is simply under
lease to tho corporation. That part of
the project should be finished thlj
month, and whether tho Columbia will
be leased for the second unit is to be
decided by the Port of Portland Cora
mlslson. The pipeline extends from be
yond the main channel to ehoro and
rests on the river bed.
ENGINEER OFFICERS GO CP
New Rank Given Colonel Gocthals
Paves Way for Other Advances.
Because of the increaso In rank given
Colonel Goothals, of Panama Canal
fame, and tho consequent moving up
ward of officers below. Major J. J. Mor
row. Corps of Engineers, V. S. A, in
charge of the First Oregon district and
at present on temporary duty at Fort
Leavenworth, is made a Lieutenant-
Colonel, according to the way the change
is worked out here.
Major James J. Mclndoe. who was
transferred from Portland to Manila
last year after having served more than
three years in charge of the Second
Oregon district, is also made a Lieuten
ant-Colonel. Lieutenant-Colonel Mc-
Klnstrv. now In charge of the v 11
lamette and Lower Columbia River
projects, is advanced in numbers by the
promotions above him. Captain Henry
C. Jewett. who is expected here In a
few days from Washington Barracks to
serve as military assistant to colonel
MeKinstry. advances to the rank of
ADMIRAL- DEAVA IS HONORED
Japanese Naval Officer Visits Fair
and Calls at Fort Rosecrans.
SAX DIEGO. March 9. A 17-gun sa
lute was fired at Fort Rosecrans today
in honor of Admiral Baron nnigeio
Dewa. of Japan, who has been visiting
the Panama-California Exposition. As
the guest of President O. A. Davidson,
of ihK exnosition. and Army and Navy
officers Admiral Dewa visited Fort
RnKPcrans this morning.
The Admiral left at 3 F. M. ior r-an
Frunolsco. After inspecting the Pan
ama-Paciflc Exposition there. Admiral
Dewa will go to Seattle ana sau irom
there for Yokohama. March -o.
News lYom Oregon Ports.
4KTORTA. Or.. March 9. (Special.)
The steam schooner San Ramon arrivea
during the night from San Francisco
with freight for Astoria ana ion
ThA steam schooner Shoshone ar-
pivaH from San Francisco ana went
to Westport to load lumber. She will
shift to Rainier.
The. tank steamer W m. r . lierrin
sailed during the night for California,
fter discharging fuel oil at I'oriiana.
The steamer George W. Fenwlck
should arrive tomorrow from San Pedro
to load lumber at the Hammond mill.
Tho KnrwpirUn shin Gazina, with a
cargo of grain from Portland, sailed
for Cape Town. 6outh Africa.
The bar oilots have made a rormai
request to the lighthouse department
asking that a gas buoy De esia.ont.neu
In mark the end of the south Jetty.
The request states that at the present
time the V lots are using tne suuui
channel almost exclusively and without
c-as bov there navigation or tnis
channel at night is dangerous. It sug
gests that the proposed buoy be lo
cated about 300 feet south-southeast
of the present jetty buoy, as it then
wr..,iH hP out of the strong current
and would probably remain lighted at
The gasoline schooner Rustier ar
rived today from Wedderburn en route
to Portland to load cannery supplies.
rntH RAY.' Or.. March 9. (Special.)
The gasoline schooner Roamer sailed
for Portland tonight.
The steamer Speedwell saiiea ior can
Pedro with lumber and passengers.
The Nann Smith is due 'inursaay
from San Francisco.
Smooth weather is reported tociay ar
the Coos Bay Bar.
iniitnn Shaw, examiner of merchan
dise at the Custom-House, was at his
desk yesterday, after having been de
tained at home ten oays witn an at
tack of rheumatism.
On shifting to Irving dock yesterday
the French bark Francois Immediately
began loading wheat for the United
Kincdom. The Combermere finished
and went to-the stream from there. The
ikn. starts today and tne rsoruiarer,
wiilch was towed to the North Bank
dock from a ballast berth, begins tak-
ng on cereal today.
Orders Issued from tne nenoqusriers
of "Captain" Budu, commodore of the
O.-W. It. & N. river greyhounds, yester-
av directed that the steamer Lewlston
be withdrawn from the Snake River
service. The steamer Spokane is to re
main on the route for the present.
Passenger Agent, Jfcrtland.
though low water and tho fact much of
the wheat in that section ha been
started for tidewater means sh will
not operate long.
Bound for tho usual United Kingdom
ports for orders, the French balk ler
maine was cleared yesterday by II I rut .
Rolph & Co., with a cargo loaded by tho
Portland Flouring Mills Company, con
sisting of 94,166 bushels uf wheat mi. I
valued at J141.O09.
discharging the vessel proceed t
I'uget Sound in ballast to load lumber
for tho return voyage. The steamer
Yosemlte Is due In that service tomor
row and the Hee leaves San Francisco
in the same line today, both laden with
Completing a round voyage to Ore
gon ports, the nasollnn srhoontT Tllln
mook reached tho river 5 esterday nn.1
will load hero, sailing tomorrow even
ing. The Tatny is t San FranclM-n.
undergoing an overhauling.
Towed by the steamer Ocklshsma, th.
French bark Touraine cot under w'
early yesterday afternoon for the lower
harbor from where sho is exported t"
get to sea during thn next few il,
grain laden for the land of tho allies.
Third Officer Charles Qvlstgaard. of
the steamer Rose City, Insists that h
Orford Reef gas buoy, reported not
burning at 10 o clock Saturday nigra
by the keeper of the Cape Blanco llKht
station, which is about live miles from
the buoy, was burning at l:r..i o rlo.-k
Sunday afternoon, when the Rone fit v
passed. t:apiain lianiini nan nisi rncte i
him to keep a Hharp loc.itout tor m
mark to ascertain If the liitht was dis
cernible, lie also reported that at
It was plainly eoen allsltt. Robert War.
rack, inspector of '.he 17th llKhthousn
district, received other reports that It
was not burning and has shout on
cludcd that the globe la badly mnolted
and only discernible when vessels ere
Roger O'Donnell. of lh United States
Immigration Bureau at Washington,
D. C, was In the city yestorday on his
way home from San Francisco, where
he directed the liiKtallatlon of the bu
reau's exhibit at the 1 !")." fair.
Cleared yesterday fur San Francisco,
the steamer Johan l'oulsen's minlf-il
showed her cargo made up of :5 tons
of wheat and 373.00O feet of lumber.
Bringing S-3 tons of cargo and n
number of passengers, the Dodge flag
ship, San Ramon. Captain Jamlesnn, nr.
rived In the harbor from California
ports about 11 o'clock vest erd:i v. After
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