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THE 3HOTJXTXG OREGONIAN. "FRIDAY, MARCH 1C, 1915.
PUGET SOUND TUGS
NOT TO TOW HERE
Port Commission Breaks Off
Negotiations for Change
in Service in Harbor.
DEBATE OFTEN HEATED
Cost of Operation and Fear of Fur
ther Loss by Accidents Are Men
tioned as Motives for Pro
posal to Transfer.
Drake C. O'Reilly. R. D. Inman, Cap
tain James W. Shaver and Captain
Archie U Pease yesterday cast an over
svheltnlns vote asrainst the . Port of
Portland Commission transferrins the
towing service of that organization be
tween Portland and the sea to the
Puget Sound Tugboat Company or any
other Interests. Captains B. W. Spencer
and W. H. Patterson voted in favor of
the change. S. M. Mears. president of
the Commission, did not vote, although
in accord with Commissioners Spencer
and Patterson. ., .
That action ended negotiations which
have been discussed in shipping circles
for several days, and George M. Plum
mer. manager of the Puget Sound fleet.
. -who was in the city, was immediately
notified that the plan was terminated.
The decision came after the rivers,
harbors and navigation committee of
the Chamber of Commerce had met wltn
the Commission, and there was a gen
eral discussion, which at times devel
oped somewhat intense feeling.
Resolution Kuda Discussion.
At the end of the joint session the
Commission, in open session, voted on
the introduction of a resolution by Mr.
O'Reilly, as follows:
"Moved that negotiations for the dis
posal of the towage and pilotage serv
ice to the Puget Sound Tugboat Com-
; pany or anyone else be discontinued.
- The meeting ended forthwith and in
formally some of the members dis
cussed plans for bettering the syice
on the bar by installing a nsw biler
in the tug Wallula or by building a
larger and more powerful tug.
The Chamber of Commerce was rep
resented by Harry Pennell, chairman
of the rivers, harbors and transporta
tion committee, with Alfred Tucker, G.
H. Hegardt, George McLod and W. D.
B Dodson, while Andre It. Cederberg.
Norwegian Consul: Walter V. Burrell
and It B. SSeeley were present.
Mr. Pennell said that the purpose
was to discuss the proposed towage
and ascertain whether the committee
could be of assistance and ot the same
time voice the sentiment of the Cha.ru-
er- , ..
Contract Easily J.nded.
' Mr Mears explained the basis of ne-
i foliations with the Puget Sound Tug-
! boat Company, saying that they had
' ben considered because the Port was
! not well equipped at present in an. ex-
ecutive way and that the towage faell
' Hies were not altogether suitable and
there had been a heavy loss each year.
lie made it plain that while the rates
were to be advanced 25 per cent and
! rebtored to the ligure in force before
; the reduction" of 112. the contract
! would permit the Port to terminate it
! on 15 davs notice and that it was pro
i posed to give the company a trial un
i til June 1. when, if satisfactory, the
I contract would remain in effect one
j year. Mr. Mears said one of the prln
! ctpal reasons actuating the change was
'' to set rid of responsibility of damase
j to ships in the event of collisions and
' Mr. Tucker asked if there was any
! ehance for the Port to reconsider the
matter, raiso the rates as proposed and
continue the service under the man-
asement of the Commission.
Skippers Report Sattafactlon.
! "For many years -we have fought to
;. licep this service within proper limits
and it has been satisfactory to ship
Ping men." said Mr. Tucker. "I feci
i,.,tr i-uiiv am the only ones to
be considered and their ideas are that
the service should not get away from
us." Mr. Tucker suggested the appoint
ment of a competent general manager
for the Port as one solution and ad
vanced the opinion that improvements
could be brought about.
"While the service may be satisfac
tory to shippers, the taxpayers have
something to-say," remarked Mr. Mears.
"So long as we get efficient service it
should make no difference who oper
ates the vessels."
"I want to make it clear that this
transfer is not closed and that no dett
tiIi. action has been taken," remarked
Accident I "sum Feared.
Captain Spencer argued that the Port
ts losing considerable money on tow
ape: that it is in daily danger of great
er losses through accidents and by the
: transfer money could be saved that
! could be spent on the channel.
; "I don't know that tha matter is so
'. seriously objectionable since you have
'; iihown us that the interests of the
I Port are safeguarded, only that we feel
: it should be operated by the Port."
i sain Mr. Tucker.
' Mr. riunuuer said that In 30 days the
Port tugs had not towed a ship into
the river; that the monthly losa that
way was about JiOO and nothing had
been accomplished, while If the tugs
j -were tied up that would be saved.
"There may be an objection to lay
r ing up the tugs, so I will guarantee
alt operating expenses If we use them
and give the Commission -0 per cent oi
all profits." said Mr. Plummer. who
added that ho planned to use the tug
. Oneonta after April 1 if the transfer
Sentiment Aitnlnat Chanse.
"If we find this arrangement is not
satisfactory by June t. will you with
draw?" queried Commissioner O'Reilly.
"Yes. but 1 will not guarantee to atay
away permanently," replied Mr. Plum
mer. "When our president says we can
not operafe the tugs as cheaply as the
Puget Sound Tugboat Company or any
one else, he is speaking for himself."
. said Commissioner O'Reilly in object
ing to a remark about losses. Mr.
Mears said that he did not intend it
Mr. Tucker said there was a most
distinct feeling against the move in
the city, and asked that no final action
. be taken until the Chamber of Com
merce could be informed of the pro
visions f the contract-
"?hippers feci that even with a loss
tiiiMncially the community can shoulder
ami continue with .the service" said
Mr. Pennell. "and that community
would feel much better if it is con-
t Debate Grows Warm nt Tlmea.
"The substance of this, then, is that
" the Chamber of Commerce is better
' qualified to pass on these matters than
the Port of Portland Commission, so
in that event we had better resisn."
replied Mr. Mears.
"I don't think we have any right to
stve up the service, and least, of all
to the Puget Sound Tugboat Company,"
said Commissioner Shaver.
"T came here and entered into these
' nesoti:stons at the invitation of the
Commission, yet It has even been hint
ed by some members that 1 was trying
to 'slip something over" declared Mr.
Plummer, but he was assured that such
was not the case.
AXVIL PREPARES FOR SEA
Well-Known Freight and Passenger
Vessel Slated for Xew Run.
Arrangements are under way to send
the gasoline schooner Anvil to Puget
.Sound and she may operate on au
Alaska route, after being held here for
more than a year following her with
drawal front the Portland-Bandon
route. She was inspected yesterday by
Assistant United States Steamboat in
spectors Weldon and Meany and found
to be in excellent condition. Captain
Carl Hansen was signed as master.
The vessel is owned by the Oregon
Pacific Navigation Company and is
rated one of the finest of her type
in the commercial class, having been
originally fitted up like a yacht. Her
earjy operation was on toe AlasKan
Coast and when taken over by Port
land interests she was placed in service
between this city and ports along the
CEL1L0 GAHAL PLANS UP
GOOD ROADS ADVOCATES TALK
OVER MAY 5 PROGRAMME.
Maryhill and Goldendale to Link High
ways on Land and Water In
Details of the celebration to be held
at Maryhill and Goldendale, Wash., on
May 5 in connection with restivities
marking the formal opening of The
Dalles-Celilo Canal were arranged yes
terday at a preliminary meeting of
good roads men in the offices of Sam
uel Hill, president of the Home Tele
phone & Telegraph Company. .Good
roads will be featured in connection
with the canal opening and recognition
will be given to the Pacific. Columbia,
Central Washington and Central Ore
gon highways, showing the relation
between these routes and the open
It is expected to make the Maryhill
and Goldendale meeting representative
gatherings of good roads advocates.
The meeting yesterday considered a
special train party from Portland and
other points to join with the steamDoat
excursionists to arrive from Lewiston,
Pasco. Kennewick. Umatilla. Wallula
and other points on the morning of
Upon arrival of the various delega
tions autos will take the visitors over
the improved highway from Maryhill
to Goldendale and return. " Entertain
ment features will be provided and
Samuel Hill is planning a number of
surprises at his farmhouse near Mary
hill. All these features will have been
concluded in time to participate in the
opening of the canal at Big ijddy at 2
o'clock on that date.
Present at the conference yesterday
were Samuel Hill, -president of the Pa
cific and Central Washington Road as
sociations; Julius Meier, president of
the Columbia Highway associations; S.
Benson. John Lowis. J. B. Middleton. J.
C. Potter and Wallace R. Struble. sec
retary of The Dalles-Celilo celebration
SEAMEN'S ' BILL IS LAUDED
International Union Head Blames
Misunderstanding for Attacks.
That the seamen's bill, passed by the
late session of Congress, is misunder
stood, and. because of that fact, is be
ing attacked, is the statement made by
Andrew Fuvuseth. of San Francisco,
president of the International Seamen's
nion. who is In tne city. jar.
"The seamen's bill is not only a good
thing for the men. but I think it is
the best thing that could happen for
the shipowners. It will be worth as
much to the mercantile marine as a
big subsidy could be and even more.
There are two things that have driven
the American ship from the ocean a
differential of about 83 per cent
against the American shipowner In the
original cost of construction, a dif
ferential running from 20 to 200 per
cent in. the cost of operation, depend
ing upon whether the vessels that
competed with American vessels
shinned their men in Europe or in
"By the passage of the seamen s
bill this differential in the cost of op
eration will pass away.
Bv clvine the right to men shipped
in foreign countries the right to release
themselves in ports of the United
States the foreign vessel would - be
paced on an equality with the Amer
ican vessel and an equality in the cost
of operation would result. The Pacific
Mail will not go under the Japanese
flag because it would not cost them any
less there. Foreign vessels owned by
American capital will come under the
American flag, because by -so doing
they will escape certain burdens which
ihev are subject to under a foreign
flag and they will assume none that
thev wouldn t nave n remaining uuuer
TEV LAW NOW EXPLAINED
Sonic Provisions of Seamen's Act Be
come Effective in July.
WASHINGTON. March- ,15. While
Justice Department officials were con
tinuing work today on their Opinion
as to when provisions of the new sea
men's law would become effective. Sec
retary Redfleld said:
The following anouncement applies
to sections of the seamen's act of
March 4, 1915:
"Section applies to vessels or tne
United States and the keels of which
are laid on and after March 4, 1915,
whether such vessels be built at Dome
"Section H. by Its terms, will apply
to vessels of the United States and
foreign vessels on and after July 1,
"Sections 4. It and 13 will apply to
foreign vessels in the manner and at
the times indicated in sections 16, 17
and 18 of the act."
Section IS contains the general ss-
sertlon it shall take effect eight months
after its passage, with certain reser
vations as to foreign shipping, while
sections 6 and 14 fix the date of ap
plication on some specific provisions.
Some Justice Department officials were
inclined to believe the act would not
become effective until November 4
under section 18.
Columbia's Pipeline Repaired.
Repairs to about 1500 feet of dis
charge pipeline at Astoria, where the
dredge Columbia has been at work,
were to have been finished last night
and it is intended to make a complete
test of the line today by pumping ma
terial while it is on pontoons above
water. If all connections are found
secure the line will be lowered to its
former position on the bed of the river.
The material is being obtained from
the opposite side of the main channel
there and is said to be excellent for a
huge fill being made behind a seawall
extending along the front of the city.
Richmond and Tow Reach Xew York.
t -n - vrwirr if,..,., K Ti r i 1
tank steamer Richmond, towing barge
. a- . . L .- .1 tnAw emm San PmH.
Cisco. Both have full cargoes of oiL
This is the first tow to arrive from
the Pacific Coast by way of the Pan
ama Canal George Bunting, the
master oi tne nitBiuunM, - j "
died of apoplexy March 11. His body
was sent to his boms in Berkeley, CaL
STREET END IS ISSUE
Full Control for Dock Body
Sought in Amendment.
BUILDING LEASES PROVIDED
Increased Patronage at Landings
Marked by Request for Warehouse
to Handle Halibut Shipments
in Cold Storage.
Among charter amendments to be
submitted to the voters of the City of
Portland will be one that, if favorably
acted on, will not only vest in the Com
mission of Public Docks full control o
all street ends between the harbor line
and the first parallel street, but em
power that body to enter into contracts
for periods of five years for such space.
Also it will provide that leases permit
the erection of certain structures with
in limits prescribed by the Commission,
and the latter may likewise undertake
building features if the step is re
garded -as advantageous.
City Attorney-iia Hoche submitted a
draft of the amendment yesterday and
It was favorably, acted on. At certain
street ends now conditions are not of
the best, and there are certain busi
nesses conducted that may be eliminat
ed should the amendment carry, as the
Board will be empowered to regulate
absolutely their uses.
'Doek Patronage on Increase'
More patronage for Municipal Dock
No. 1 was offered yesterday by W. B.
Hollingsworth, who plans to handle
halibut there brought from the ocean.
He asked that the Commission erect a
warehouse In the rear of the dock for
receiving and handling the fish, and
that he would provide a cold-storage
plant later. For the present he was
Informed that fish could be landed
there under the existing tariff. The
same action was taken in the case of
V. L. Holt, who is interested in a silica
deposit near the Deschutes River, large
quantities of which hesays will move
East by water. .
The Commission will investigate a
condition on the East Side with respect
to trackage connections at Municipal
Dock No. 2, where the Southern Pacific
proposes to build a track connecting
the dock spurs with the- East First
street line, if it has exclusive right to
switch cars there. The estimated cost
of the connection is $1500, and some of
the Commissioners hold that the city
could well afford to shoulder the ex
pense if all' roads would have equal
. Plans submitted by G. B. Hegardt,
chief engineer of the Commission, for
the headquarters to be provided at the
municipal boatlanding, at the foot of
Stark street, were adopted, and bids
will be advertised for in a few days.
Comfort Station I Requested.
At the request of Commissioner W. L.
Brewster, of the Bureau of Public Af
fairs, provision is to be made on the
main deck of the landing for a public
Joseph Supple asked that the Com
mission sanction the location of a boiler
shop near East Mill and Water streets,
which is to be moved from Thirty-first
and NIcolai streets. Mr. Supple wrote
that the structure had recently been
erected in conformity with the city
building regulations and was of heavy
mill construction covered with gal
vanized iron. Mr. Hegardt was asked
to report on the matter.
Gus J. Anderson, of 252 Hancock
street, and William Charters, of 604
Milwaukie avenue, were appointed
watchmen at Dock No. 2. their employ
ment to begin about April 15, when the
dock is taken over from the contract
ors. An electrician will be hired to
look after various gear and appliances
on the dock. Revised tariffs have been
prepared that will include changes and
new rates on docks. Miller & Halls
were awarded a contract for the in
stallation of electrical wiring on Dock
No. 2 on a bid of J2512.
BRIDGE. PIEK SITES MARKED
Dipper Dredges Prepare Foundation
for Interstate Structure.
VANCOUVER, Wash., March 25.
. , :i -i-v. n ei... f,r 1 Vi c niers to be
lOIITOltu. ' '
built in the Oregon Slough opposite
Hayden Island are being marked by
having four piling driven, one at each
corner. Dipper dredges then are usea
in digging out between tne piling ma.
the foundation piling ntu-y u.
. v. Uo enncrete niers tor tne
Ull L 11 ' V- . . "
Columbia River interstate bridge, con
necting Vancouver ana ruiuu, wn
be built. -
The dredge Ajax is making a channel
through the sand island above the ferry
lauding on the Oregon, bank, making
readv for digging the hole for the first
pier to be built.
MAR INK iN'MXIilGEXCE.
Geo. W. Elder...
Great Northern. . .
HfuM tr.itv ...
Geo. W. Elder....
pap am an
Santa C irllla
Santa Cataiina. . .
Sania Cruz. ... ..-
O hi oan
Santa. Catallna. . . .
.Los Angelas. .
.Los Angeles. .
an llego .
.Los Angeles. .
, Sau Diego.,..
F. to L. A....
, Coos Bay
, .San Francisco. .
. F. to L. A....
. San Diego
, .San Francisco. . .
, Scw York
.New York. ......
. .New York
. New York
. .Sew York. .. . .. .
. New York.... ...
.New York. ...
.New York. ...
.New York. ...
New York. .
, New Ycrk.
, New York. ...
.New York. ...
, .New Ycrk. ...
.New York. ...
.New York. ...
.New York. ...
,. Mar. 20
. April 1
Marcoui "Wireless Reports.
(All Positions Reported at 8 P. M., March 35,
lnle-f Otherwise Indicated.)
City of Para. Balboa for Man FranciscJ,
lo.'i miles sou lli of San Francisco, Marco 2i,
S Willamette, Pan Francisco for San Pedro.
15 miles east : fc'anta Barbara.
Frar.k K. Buck. San Pdro tor Yokohama.
2PTt miies south ot San Pedro.
San Ramon. San Pedro for San Francisco.
CO miles west tf Redondo. . '
S. V. Lu'-kenbavh, New York for Ban
Francisco, l:iO south of Sua Peuro.
.Ousco, Caliao for San Francisco, 4tf5 mlUe
souUi.oX i'raucliiCQ! . .
Moffett. Richmond tor Seattle, 530 miles
nortu uf Richmond.
Windber, .Kings Cove for Belllngham, 45
1 miles from Cape Flattery.
Celilo. San Frauciso for Astoria, 35 miles
north -f laquina Head.
Congress, San Francisco for Seattle, 8a
miles north of Cape Blanco.
G. -eat Northern, Astoria for San Fran
cisco, 12M miles south of the Columbia River.
Multnomah, San Francisco for Portland,
eight mileb north of Heceta Head.
Coronado, Grays Harbor for San Fran
cisco, live miles north of Cape Blanco.
Speedwell, Coos Bay for San Diego, off
Hyades. San Francisco for Seattle, two
miles south of Grays Harbor.
George W. Elder. Coos Bay for Portland,
30 miles north, of Coos Bay.
H. T. Scott, with Acapulco in tow, San
Francisco for Nanaimo. five miles south ot
Chans lor, Everett, southbound, 233 miles
Nann Smith, San Francisco for Cooa Bay,
10'J miles south of Coos Bay.
Roanoke, Portland for San Francisco, SSZ
miles north of San Francisco.
Drake, Richmond for Vancouver. 340 miles
nortii of Richmond.
Ilerrin. LJnnton for Avon, 2S0 miles south
of the Columbia River. N
Wilhelmtna. Honolulu for San Francisco,
1950 miles out, March 24 at 8 P. M.
Hllonlan, Hilo for San Francisco, 1675
miles out, March 24 at 8 P. M.
Dakotan, Seattle for Honolulu, 1100 miles
southwest of Cape Flattery, March 'M at o
P. M. -
Matsonia, San Francisco for Honolulu,
304 milts out, March H4 at 8 P. M.
Topeka, San Francisco for Eureka, five
miles south ot Point Arena.
Lewis Luckenbach, San-Francisco for New
York. 37 miles south of San Francisco.
San Juan, San Francisco for Balboa, si
miles south of San Francisco.
Carlos. San Francisco for San Pedro, 45
milts south of San Francisco.
Aroline, San Francisco for San Pedro, off
Chatham. San Pedro for San Francisco, 65
miles south of San Francisco.
Movements of Vessels.
PORTLAND, March 25. Arrived Steam,
ers Klamath and Atlas, from San Francisco
Sailed Steamer Johan Poutseb, barge Js'o.
91, for San Francisco.
Astoria, March 2u. Ai rived at 1 and left
up at 1:30 A. M., steamer Kiaroath, from
San Francisco; arrived down at 2:30 A. M
Norwegian bark Mo ma. Sailed at 5.30 A. M.,
steamers Montanun, for Seattle; Hornet, Tor
Mukiltco. and Solano, for San Pedro via
Raymond. Arrived down at 0i0 and sailed
at 10:45 A. M-, steamer Oleum, for San Luis;
arrived at 7:30 and left up at 10:51) A. M..
steamer Atlas, from San d-'rancisco. Sailed
at 10:43 A. M., steamer Heather; sailed at
:35 P. M., steamer Great Northern, for San
San Francisco, March 25 Arrived Steam
er Yucatan, from San Diego; arrived at 8
A. M., steamer Daisy Freeman, from Co
lumbia River; arrived at noon, steamer
Bear, from San Pedro. March 24 Sailed at
tt-P. M-. steamer Asuncion, for Portland.
Astoria, March 24. Sailed at 6:0 P. M..
steamer W. F. Herrin. for Monterey.
Seattle, Wash., March 25. Arrived
Steamer Paraiso, from Southeastern Alaska,
Sailed Steamers Lyman Stewart, for San
Francisco; Prince Rupert (British), for Vic
toria. San Francisco. March 25. Arrived Steam
ers Falcon, towing Mukilteo (new), from
Port Angeles; Daisy Freeman, from Astoria;
Captain A. F, Lucas, to wins barge 93, from
Balboa; Admiral Dewey, from Seattle; Car
los, from Coos Bay. Sailed Steamers Clare
mont, for Aberdeen; Lewis Luckenbacht for
New York; Wyandotte (British), for Sydney-
tug Sea Rover, towing two barges, for
Turtle Bay, Mexico: ship Star of Russia,
for Cooks Inlet; schooners Defender, for
Hana; Maweema. codflshing,
Tidies at Astoria Friday.
S:4I A, M...7.S feet 3.02 A. M...4.1 feet
10:18 P. M...6.6 feet 3:57 P. M. .-0.9 foot
Columbia River Bar Report.
NORTH HEAD, March 25. Condition of j
the bar at 5 P. M., sea smooth; wind, north-i
west, 12 miles an hour.
Marine "otes. j
skipper of the Russian ship Samoena,
Dounu ior uunuuu wun a. luiiiuci ti &
loaded here, writes that he armed him-
q9A11r.a rlfln and 3Af)
rounds of ammunition at Astoria to
repel tierman suDmarine aitacKa. xue
1 t I, "D iiDninn l.o rt Pumnfl t t
the Globe elevator, says there are two
small cannon aboard that might serve
the purpose, though reserved for signal
Captain Dan Thomsen, veteran tug
boat master and known from Balboa j
to Alaska, was in port yesterday with;
the tug Defiance, which towed Barge j
No. 91 here from San Francisco with a
cargo ui tuei un. v,ii.aiii - j
the father of Captain Oscar Thoinsen, i
. . . - .a. i .-.. TXT t:" I .A s.
formerly SKipper oi ine uru. v. uiuci,
when she was on the rortland-Cali-1
fornia run, !
To work 1000 tons of grain for New
I urn. iiKiivci j niw "-
Clara shifts at 6 o'clock this morning
from the Portland mill to Irving dock.
News reached the waterfront yester-
i Tjni TJj-.ffiTi.iTi fnrmprlv an
uav in at a ii iv - -
engineer on the steamers T. J. Potter
ana Hassaio. was Kiuea m
i, i rt rhiia A-rfl. i ti r- in well on
a claiip he had taken up. Mr. Hoffman
ended his active sicamouainiB uo
here during tho Alaskan rush.
l4.r.t- TTnllail Uiatp WtpaTTlhoat III.-
spectors Weldon and Meany will in
spect the steamer Game Cock today
and tomorrow will officially visit the
Shaver steamers Cascades and No "Wonder.
ryAm iu ih flpstlnation of the
oau i tuiw
steamer Shasta, which wafi cleared yes
terday with suu.uuu leet vi iuimuu'.
. . , .4..laJ ahnard ih TlllS-
sian bark Pampa at the Globe elevator
yesterday and the Skjold Hhifts today
from Linnton to the elevator dock to
start working. The Russian bark Pro
fessor Koch is loading- grain at in
North Bank dock.
- t.u 77JK the St. Johns ShiD-
Wi! u uill v. .,,.- -
building Company has been awarded a
contract for the construction of two
rock barges to be used in connection
with the Coquille Jetty project.
News From Oregon Porta.
rvnsia D.W l"lr Marrh 25. fSDecIal.)
The steamship Geo. W. Elder ar
rived today from aureKs anu
the afternoon for Portland.
The steamer Ailellne Smith arrived
from San Francisco and Is loading
lumber at the C. A. Smith sawmills.
The gasoline schooner Rustler ar
rived from Rogue River and had a car
go of 62 hogs for a local deales.
Harvey Job Dunham, the, Coquille
River pilot, who lost his license for
a period of 60 days.-is en route to
Portland on the Elder Jo purchase a
fast steamer for Coquille River traffic.
The money is furnished by his friends
at Coquille and Bandon and Mr. Dun
ham has open orders to obtain a boat
that will outrun any now operating In
the Coquille. -
Deep-sea fishing boats made good
catches yesterday off Coos Bay.
The steamer Yellowstone, with cargo
- . i t -Mmti Ri'fiH Tiimhfir
OI Jliiiiui i'i .
Company, sailed for San Francisco to-
The steamer Speedwell, which has
been waiting in the lower bay to get
out with cargo of ties, sailed.
The Elder crossed this evening.
ASTORIA. Or., March 25. (Special.)
The steam schooner Klamath arrived
todav from San Francisco and went to
St. Helens to load lumber.
The steam schooner Solano sailed for
San Pedro with lumber from up-river
POTheank steamer Atlas arrived from
California with fuel oil for Astoria and
Several changes are being made
among the officers on the Port of Port
land bar tugs. Captain C. S. Anderson,
who has been master of the tug One
onta since the resignation of Captain
Astrup. returns to the pilotage service
and Captain Pending, who has been
master of the tug Wallula. assumes
command of the Oneonta. ' Captain
Barnes, mate on the TraHma. Is pro
moted to the position of master of that
V6Tlfe Norwegian steamer Thor, wtiieh
is loading lumber at Knappton for
Quebec, shifted to the Hammond mill,
where she will finish her cargo.
The steamship Great Northern pulled
away from her wharf at 1:25 this aft
ernoon and crossed the bar at 2:15 on
her way to Ran Francisco. She carries
1S5 -passengers and approximately o0
tons of freight, including ha tons of
flour from Astoria
FLORENCE. Or., March 25. Spe
cial.) The schooner Tillamook arrived
from Portland today and the gas
schooner Roamer arrived from Coos
Bay yesterday.. -
LUMBER MAY 60 EAST
PIjAXS ITNDEB WAY FOR CARGO
SHIPMENTS THROUGH CAXAU
Merchants Exchange Send Repre
sentatives Atlantic Coast to
Arrange for Transportation.
Movement of lumber from the Co
lumbia River district to the Atlantic
seaboard will be undertaken on an
extensive scale -.within the next six
months if the project materlaliies in
accordance with plans discussed at a
meeting of lumber manufacturers and
shippers held at the Chamber of Com
As a result of the meeting the Co
lumbia River Lumber Exchange will
be asked 10 take immediate steps to
ward securing adequate transporta
tion facilities. If arrangements can
be made for transportation service It
is estimated that between 40.000.000
and 60,000.000 feet of lumber manu
factured in the Columbia River dis
trict will be shipped through the canal
the first year of operations.
Plans for bringing the Atlantic ship
ping Interests and. the lumber manu
facturers together were submitted by
E. W. Harrison, of Baltimore, at a pre
vious meeting. Mr. Harrison explained
if sufficient cargo were guaranteed he
would be able to enlist support of At
lantic shippowners In the enterprise.
His plan is to procure a tug capable of
towing a fleet of three schooners. He
said that it would be possible to load
the schooners to capacity with coal
and general merchandise for Pacific
Coast points and the return shipments
would be made up entirely of lumber.
Relative to the feasibility of operat
ing schooners with tugs, Mr. Harrison
said that such operations had been
carried on for many years on the At
lantic seaboard and-he was confident
that the service could be operated
through the Panama Canal and on the
Pacific Coast satisfactorily.
Through the lumber exchange funds
will be raised to send Mr. Harrison
and a member of the exchange East to
carry on negotiations with Atlantic
shipowners. This committee will be
authorized to guarantee to shipowners
all the lumber tonnage necessary for
return trips. As the lumbermen are
willing to p-y $10 a thousand feet for
the ' delivery of lumber at Atlantic
seaboard points, It is believed that the
rates will prove attractive to Eastern
Most of the cargo mills of the Co
lumbia River district were represented
at the meeting yesterday. H. D.
Langllle, of James D. Lacey & Co.. pre
Foster Goes to Belllngham.
After the schooner Mary E. Foster,
now en route from Mani'a with mahog
any and other Philippine timber for the
Jimerson Hardwood Company, dis
charges at Municipal Dock No. 1, she is
to proceed to Belllngham to load an
outward cargo of fir. The barkentlne
John C. Meyer, loading at the plant of
the West Coast Lumber Company, is
to be ready for sea in a few days and
goes to Quebec. . where she will be fol
lowed by the Norwegian steamer Thor,
which is loading at Knappton and
Opposition Fleet Makes Guins.
Ships towed Into the Columbia River
since February 25 are listed by George
M. Plummer, manager of the Puget
Sound Tugboat Company, as follows:
Majanka, Pampa. John C. Meyer, James
Tuft, Professor Koch and Skjold. Tugs
of the Port of Portland have towed
vessels seaward, but were unable to
reach any. of the inbound vessels in
advance of their competitors.
NATIVE DIES AT AGE OF 67
Dr. F. SI. Koblnson, Resident of
Beaverton 3 0 Years, Succnnibs.
BEAVERTON". Or., March 25. (Spe
cial.) Dr. F. M. Robinson, a native
son of Oregon, died at his home in this
city Monday, aged 67 years. He had
been ill several months. He was born
near Hillsboro, February 6, 1848, his
parents coming here from Iowa and
settling on a donation land claim. He
was graduated from the medical de
partment of Willamette University in
1885. Ho is survived by a wife, a son,
George Francis, and a daughter, Mrs.
Nellio M. Peters, of Forest Grove.
Dr. Robinson came to Beaverton
about 30 years ago and had been ac
tively .identified with the affairs of the
town, having been Mayor and Coun
cilman for many years. Tbefuneral
was held today. --
Take Your Trip Now
Fares From Portland
San Francisco and Return (On Sale Daily) :
$30.00 Round Trip from Portland, Limit SO days.
$32.50 Round Trip from Portland, Limit 90 days.
San Diego and Return (On Sale Daily) :
$52.25 Round Trip from Portland, Limit 40 days.
" $61.50 Round Trip from Portland, Limit 6 Months.
Corresponding low round-trip fares from all other stations.
Scenic Shasta Route
Three Fine Trains Daily.
Shasta Limited-San Francisco Express-California Express
Stop-Overs on One-Way Tickets
Ten days' stopover will be allowed at San Francisco
and Los Angeles on one-way tickets sold to Eastern
Cities when routed via the Southern Pacific.
"California and Its Two World Expositions"
A new booklet describing the trip from Portland to
San Diego, the two Expositions, the scenic beauties
of Oregon, the Siskiyous, Shasta Mountains, San
Francisco, the beach and outing resorts of California.
Free on application at City Ticket office, 80 Sixth
street, corner Ouk, or Union Depot.
John M. Scott, General Passenger Agent, Portland, Or.
THROUGH SERVICE PLAN
ROAD OFFICIALS DISCUSS CONNEC
TIONS WITH BIG IIXKBS.
Arrangement Completed With firemt
Northers Kxpreu for Operating
Over Steamahlp Line.
Plans for operating through passen
ger and express service over the Great
Northern and Northern Pacific rail
roads in connection with the Great
Northern Pacific Steamship Company
received further discussion at a con
ference In Portland yesterday between
officials of the various affected car
Cal E. Stone, of San Francisco, een
eral traffic manager for the steamship
company, was here to meet W. D. Skin
ner, traffic manager for the North
Banlc and affiliated roads: U. 1C
Crozler, assistant general passenger
agent: A. D. Charlton, assistant gen
eral passenger agent of the Northern
Pacific, and C. W. Meldrum, of Seattle,
assistant general passenger agent for
the Northern Pacific.
The rail representatives reported that
they have a large volume of Inquiries
for through tickets to .San Francisco
over tho combination rail and water
"If we don't fill the ships on every
trip, at least during the fair period,
we'll be greatly disappointed," said Mr.
Stone. "But from the inquiries now
on band I don't expect to be disap
pointed." Arrangements were made yesterday
with the Great Northern Kxpress Com
pany for operating over the steamship
line. The express packages will be
handled between Portland and Flavel
on the same train that carries the
The Northern Pacific, sister ship, of
the Creat Northern. Jeft X'hiladelphla
yesterday with 400 passengers on board
bound for Kan Francisco, frho will pass
through the Panama Canal, arriving at
San Francisco on April 10. bha will
start on her first voyage to Flavel
on April 15 and will remain in Tegular
Umatilla CliurU-r Hoat for ltc.
Umatilla baa chartered the atcain
boat Georgia Burton and will arnd a
full delegation to the celebration of
the opening of tho I'alles-Olllo Canal
at Big IMdy on May t. H. N. Dryer, of
Umatilla, completed arrangement for
the use of the boat yesterday, with L
P. Hosford. ita master and ownor. Tha
boat will accommodato 310 pnssengeia.
Kennewick and Pasco will charter
boat and Walla Walla la making ar
rangements for one already. It Is pos
sible that every Important city In tha
Columbia Basin will be represented by
one or more steambnata in the eight
day pageant from lwlstnn, Idaho, to
the mouth of the Columbia.
Dredge Is Iteaiiy for Coulltx.
KKT,SO. Wash., March 15. (Special.)
With practically all machinery In
stalled, and tho spuds, boom and der
rick all ready to sot up, tha big dredge
of Collier t Stevenson, who are build
ing the dike south of Kelso, Is ready
to lower down the Cowlits to the mouth
of tho Coweeman River. When It In
past the bridge near the month of tha
river all the apparatus will be put In
operation. The smaller dredge Is busily
employed at present clearing a channel
for tho larger machine.
l.tquor l.aw Violators rSciitrnred.
HOSKHURG, Or., March 5. (Special.)
Caught in tho act of selling a quart
bottlo of whisky. Jack Horner, until
recentlv proprietor of a local restau
rant, was fined fl' today by Kerordor
Wlmberly in the l'oliro Court. Frank
Henslce, restaurant proprietor, was ar
rested charged with tranbportlng liquor
on the streets contrary to the so-called
suitcase ordinance. He was fined
but refused to pay. H- will fcpend the
next 25 days in Jail. Ilenslee conduoln
one ot the finest grills in the city and
prior to going to Jail ho ordered It
closed pending the expiration of his
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