Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, May 17, 1915, Page 11, Image 11

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Rev. George Waters, Fuliblood
Yakima, Tells of Early
Krdman, 71 Years Old. in Perfect
Knslish Tells How Coming ot
Whites Brought Troubles
to Native Americans.
With an automobile for his pulpit
and taclngr the biy memorial window
to Father Wilbur, founder of the
church and the pastor who in the same
edifice 44 years ago had ordained mm
a Methodist Episcopal minister and
missionary to his people, the Rev.
tleorgo Waters, full-blooded Yakima
Indian and chief of his tribe, preached
a sermon yesterday in front of the old
Taylor-street Church.
Rev. Mr. Waters, who Is in Portland
as a witness for the Government in a
case against Frank: A. Seufert, cannery
man, of The Dalles, involving the fish
ins: rights of Indians under the treaty
of June 9. 1S53, is 74 years old. But
his voice was deep and sonorous and
he spoke In perfect English. He took
lor his text this verse from John 14:17:
"I-et not your heart be troubled,
neither let It be afraid."
Permon Partly Retrospective.
Part of his sermon was retrospective,
with recollections of Father Wilbur's
work among: the tribes. Part of it con
tested of homely advice for achieving
the Christian ideal of harmony and
brotherly love.
"in. 1859," he said. "Father Wilbur
was sent to my people, the Yakimas,
to be their agent. He was also their
missionary and taught them the way
to God. Our people, the Indians, used
to have trouble, but Father Wilbur
ehowed us we had God for our helper
and that he would take away all our
troubles. I am glad that I was or
dained a minister of the Methodist
Church, in this church, in 1871."
He told how Father Wilbur had com
missioned him to be a missionary to
all the Indians of Eastern Washing
ton and of Idaho. When he started
out In his work, he said, there were no
Indian churches in all that region.
"Today," he went .on, "there are a
treat many Indian churches in Idaho
and Washington, with many hundreds
of devout Indian worshipers.
Trouble Came With White Man.
"In the old time the Indians of all
the Northwest region lived in har
mony. They didn't know what trouule
was until after the white people came
and brought the white man's vices and
quarrels. I have read, in the Bible that
God created all men of one blood to be
brothers and friends. So I believe and
preach that the Indians and the white
people should live in harmony.
"And when the white people have
troubles such troubles as this church
is having it Is God who should be
their help. If they would turn to God
In their trouble, Indians and whites,
including the people of this church,
need not have their hearts troubled."
"We Indians," he continued, alluding
to the fishery dispute in the Federal
Court, "are having our troubles now,
but I look for God to bring us out of
Rev. Mr. Waters finished by saying
that those who loved God were all one
people and should work together for
the good of Indians and whites alike.
Hymn Sung in Chinook.
After he had sung a hymn In Eng
lish, by request Sir. Waters sang one in
Chinook. He has translated many of
the hymns of his church, into this Jar
gon with which Indians and whites
conversed in early days, and which is
still a living language between whites
and Indians on the reservations who
have learned the English tongue.
Before the service. Rev. Mr. Waters
was greeted by the Rev. Mr. Stayton,
who was a missionary on the Fort Slm
coe reservation 40 years ago, and by
Mrs. B. F. Skolfleld, whose father was
for years a Government official on the
Following the service. Mrs. Skolfleld
Invited Rev. Mr. Waters. Wallu-la-tum,
the 103-year-old chief of the Wascos,
and Charley Pitt, also'of the Wascos.
and Government interpreter, with Mrs.
W. C. Johnson, a mutual friend, to her
home at 1348 Omaha avenue. They all
had dinner there, and then, until after
5 o'clock, there was a talk of old
Old Traditions Recalled.
Rev. Mr. Waters told In Chinook, -so
that Wallu-la-tum might not miss a
word of it, many events and traditions
of the past. Mrs. Johnson translated
the Chinook Into English for the
benefit of the white folk. Wallvfc-la-tum
enjoyed it so much that he scorned
any intimation that he might be ttred.
After the Indiana had returned to
their quarters at the Hotel St. Charles,
Charley Pitt went out to St. Vincent's
Hospital to see his daughter. Mrs. Sallie
Barr. who has been ill there for two
Wallu-la-tum will be a witness today
when the fishing trial is resumed be
fore Judge Wolverton In the Federal
Court, and Charley Pitt will Interpret.
Vniverslty Class Chants Weirdly as
Headgear Is Destroyed.
May IS (Special.) Chanting a weird
funeral march. University of Oregon
freshmen circled a blazing tar barrel
and one by one tossed their traditional
green caps to the flames. This act
marked their graduation from the
ranks of the lowly "fresh"- into the
circle of the wise sophomore.
Not until the coming- September will
the residents of Eugene gaze upon the
tap of emerald hue, when those who
are now freshmen will parade the, new
arrivals through the city's streets and
officially crown them with their green
Speeches congratulating the fresh
men were made by upper classmen.
Guide Shooting at Quail Hits Re
tired Army Officer.
1 a v 16. ( Special. ) Brigadier-General
Mau;, retired, formerly in command of
the Department of the Columbia and
in charge of the Joint maneuvers held
in the vicinity of Gate, Wash., in July,
1912. almost lost his life when out
hunting recently, according to word
Just received here.
The General was shooting quail near
Plnehurst. N. C. The guide shot to
ward him at close range. One of the
shot Just missed his eye and. several
sunk in his chest.
General Maus plans to visit here In
the Fall.
:s!'X- v: Few,1' - J V : - U,
Portland Pair to Milk Cows,
Wash Dishes on "Hike."
Xettie Bjrd aud Hazel lUuter Will
Depart Today Withont Funds to
Walk to Panama-Pacific Kx
Iosition and Back Home.
"Oh, I can milk cows and l'li give
some dairy maid a rest, and In return
take a bite to eat for the trouble."
So explained Nettie Byrd, of the Ren
wick Hotel, Portland'.
"And I can wash dishes, even if t am
a stenographer, and I'll give some tired
farmer's wife a rest," chirped In Miss
Hazel Fluter, 331 Tenth street, Port
land. These two city girls are about to
start out on the long travel to San
Francisco, afoot, and they were ex
plaining how they would get to San
Francisco "bumming their way.
Mrs. Byrd is 32 years' old. Miss Fluter
Is 21. and they plan to start on their
long hike this afternoon. They are
carrying one revolver, a suit of kahki.
blanket and a small knapsack of
grub just enough to get them Into the
rural section. Nary a cent will they
take along in their kit of equipment,
and when they get to San Francisco
they plan to "bum" their way into the
Fair grounds and perhaps "bum" their
way back to Portland when the Wintry
winds begin to blow. 1
The girls plan to make about 30
miles a day, and they explained yes
terday that what they couldn t get in
dignified way for the asking they
would work for and they anticipate
running across a few credulous farm
ers and way-residents along the route.
who will put them to the test.
"We're city girls all right, but Nettie
had a vacation on a farm once, and
learned how to milk a cow," chimed in
Miss Fluter In telling the capabilities
of her companion on the romantic ex
pedition. "And the hands that tickle type
writer keys can wasb dishes easy
enoua-h." retorted Mrs. Byrd in uphold
ing the manual integrity of Miss Fluter.
We are going to be first-class hobos
as long and as often as we can, and
after that, we will work if we need to.
We are eoing to make the walk aa a
sort of outing, but we expect to have
a lot of fun in doing it. The blanket
and the revolver will be our only pro
Mrs. Byrd and Miss Fluter were
cheerful and optimistic and certain
their expedition would be a success on
the eve of their departure. It is the
first trip of the kind they have taken.
Farm College Arranges to Examine
Applicants for Licenses.
Corvaliis, May - 16. (Special.) In con
formity with the recently enacted vire
Eon law whereby all testing of milk
or cream bought on a butter fat con
tent basis must be done oy ncensea
testers, the dairy department of the
Agricultural College announces the fol
lowing dates on which examinations
will be held: May 24, 25, 26 and 27, at
the Dairy building of the Oregon Agri
cultural College.
AoDlicants for licenses living in any
of the following counties may take the
examination on any of the dates, the
examination requiring; only one day:
Hood River, Wasco. Multnomah, Clack
amas, Washington, Columbia, Marion,
Yamhill,' Lincoln, Polk, Benton, Jmn,
Lane and Douglas.
Testers In other counties will be
irlven examinations by county agricul
turlsts in their district on dates to be
announced later.
Register of Merit Stock; Brings Best
Prices, Professor Says.
Corvaliis, May 16. (Special.) Better
profits in the breeding of dairy cows
and in dairying to do secured Dy regis
ter of merit testing is the lesson of the
recent sale of high yielding Jerseys as
seen by Professor E. B. Fitts, extension
dairyman of the Agricultural College.
ReKister of merit stock sold at an aver
age of 71 per cent In advance of the
price brought by cows not thus backed
up. In dairying an increased yield per
cow, with Its consequent decrease In the
cost of production, would be the end
"The value of register of merit rec
ords for dairy cattle was well exempli
fied in the sale of Jerseys at Independ
ence May 14," says Mr. Fitts. "Breeders
are coming more and more to recog
nize the value of official records of
Weiscr's New Government Takes
CI large and Change Is Complete.
WEISER, Idaho. May 1 (Special.)
A radical change in Welser's munici
pal government took place Friday night
wnen Mayor Hamilton and Councilmen
::. : ' . v. i ; : "v '
elect were sworn In, and the old mem
bers of the Council stepped down and
out. The change was complete, as not
a member of the former Council re
mains. The new Councilmen are G. W.
Jarrett, Frank Townley. R. T. Black.
W. V. Ferris, J. A. Toung and W. M.
After perfecting an organization by
electing R. T. Black president of the
Council. Mayor Hamilton announced his
appointment ot the various committees
and the appointive officers. James W.
Galloway was named for City Attorney
and confirmed. The first clash came
when the name of John J. Nevln was
presented for Chief of Police. The ap
pointment was rejected by a vote of
4 to 2, and the matter was laid over
to the next regular meeting. Charles
Glasser was' named and confirmed for
night police; Lyle Wood was named and
confirmed for superintendent of water
and light and street commissioner.
There wllr be practically no other
changes for the present at least- other
than the reduction of the force in the
water and light departments.
In the appointment of Nevlns as Chief
of Police Mayor Hamilton has the sup
port of the business men generally. The
next meeting of the Council will be held
May 21.
Greatest Exhibit of Fine Horses Ever
Made In Eastern Oregon Due and
Notable Persons to Attend.
UNION, Or., May 16. (Special.) The
seventh annual Livestock Show will be
held at Union Wednesday, Thursday
and Friday, June 2, 3 and 4, and the
Indications are that the event will be
second to none of the several success
ful events that have preceded it. From
every section comes word of greater
attendance and more numerous stock
exhibits than previous years- have
shown, and the management is feel
ing greatly encouraged.
The Union Livestock Show has been
pronounced by Judge W. L. Carlyle. of
International Stock Show fame, as one
of the best west of the Missouri River,
and there are equally strong com
mendations from other sources.
The show this year will bring out
the greatest exhibit of fine horses
ever shown in Eastern Oregon, and at
It one of the greatest track and arena
programmes yet presented here will be
given. In addition to this, many nota
ble persona of the Northwest have
promised to be present, among them
Governor Withycombe, who will bring
his fine riding horse and take a place
In the mammoth daily parade.
The association has a record of six
successful annual shown successful
not only as stock exhibits, entertain
ment and in point ot attendance, but
from a financial point of view, plac
ing the Union association upon an ex
cellent basis from a business point of
PORTTAXD. May lfi. Maximum temper
ature, 72 degrees; minimum, 50 decrees.
River readme, 8 A. .m., tt.j ieei: cnange in
last 24 hours. 0.3 foot rie. Total rainfall
r. P. M to S P. M.). tnre: total rainfall
ttlnce September 1, HM4, inches; normal
rainfall since September 1, 41.18 inchen; de.
flclency ot rainfall since fpiemDr l, in,
14.K7 inches. Total sunshine May 16, 3
hours, 34 minutes; possible sunshine, 15
hnuni. Raromftter (reduced to sea-level)
at ft I. M.. i:9.69 inches.
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A new depression has developed over the
North pacific States and the Montana htgh
preseure area la central this evening over
the western portion of tiie Dakota. A mod
erate disturbance Is central over the Lakei
Region. L.ight rain has fallen In Western
Oregon, along- the North California coast
and in portions of Wyoming. Montana, the
Dakotas, Minnesota and the Atlantic States.
It is 'decidedly warmer in the northern
Rocky Mountain States and correspondingly
cooler in the Central plains States.
The conditions are favorable for showers
in this district Monday, with lower temper
atures., FORECASTS:
Portland and vicinity Showers and cooler;
southerly winds.
Oregon Showers, cooler north and east
portion: southerly winds.
Washington showers, cooler except near
the coast; southwesterly winds.
Idaho Showers, cooler.
EDWARD A. BEAL3. District Forecaster.
Although British railroads rank fourth
among the nations In regard to mileage,
they carry more passengers every year than
are carried In any other country.
Officer on Colusa Finds Pas
, sage Is Impressive.
Letter Tells of Looking Down Krom
Gatun Locks on Burning City ot
Colon and Sea Like From
Vessel in Mountains.
An unusually good description of a
voyage through the Tanama Canal is
contained in a letter written by Victor
Helgas, now at Boston on the steam
ship Colusa. Mr. Helgas is third offi
cer of the Colusa, whlcn was here in
December. Before Jhat he was third
officer on the San Juan and quarter
master of several steamers, (deluding
the Bear. An interesting item in his
letter s the cost of the Colusa's toll
through the Canal, which was $4500.
"We arrived at Panama April 29,
29 days after sailing from Brisbane for
Bo6ton," wrote Mr. Helgas. "The Colusa
was the first steamer to sail direct to
Panama from Australia. We had 22.000
bales of wool, weighing 6,600,000 pounds,
and worth approximately Jl.980,000, the
most valuable cargo of wool ever
brought to Boston on a single vessel,
40OO Miles Cat From Trip.
"The voyage across the Pacific was
calm and uneventful. We did not see
a vessel and our only friends were the
flying fish. The Canal cut 4000 miles
from our 13,000-mile passage, and our
canal toll was $4500.
"April 30 a canal pilot came on board,
and at 7 A. M. we were at Miatlores
locks. The big gates opened auto
matically and we were in the first lock.
Then a lock pilot came on board. There
is a special lock pilot for each lock,
and six towing locomotives propelled
by electricity, three on each side of
the steamer. After passing through the
locks the canal pilot took charge again.
"There was not a command issued, so
well trained were the men at the locks.
The pilots make signs with their hands
from the bridge, and their commands
are thus given and are understood.
These pilots are fast becoming known
as the only silent p'ilotB In the world.
The contrast to the ordinary pilot bel
lowing through a megaphone can be
Dredging Is Only Activity.
"We reached the Culebra cut at 3
o'clock, and the dredging was the only
sign of the old-time activity. If old
Ferdinand DeLesseps could only have
lived to see his dream come true!
"Arriving at Gatun locks, at the east
ern end of Gatun Lake, we saw a mar
velous sight. Far below lay the Car
ribean Sea; we seemed like a steam
ship way up in the mountains, for the
three Gatun locks are all together, and
as we peered down into the sen we saw
the town of Colon on fire. The ashes
from the burning buildings were car
ried high, and many were deposited on
the decks of the Colusa six miles away.
The sight was most Impressive, and was
brought to a close when we entered the
locks and finally emerged into the last
part of the canal at sea level in the
"That's about all there was to it. The
canal pilot bade us bon voyage, and we
headed for the windward passage
through the West Indies and on to
Boston, where we arrived May 8, a new
freight record between Australia and
Eastern United States being estab
Vessel Is to Carry Cargo of Auto
Trucks for Russia.
The British steamer Hazel Dollar,
commanded by Captain M. Ridley, which
arrived from Shanghai via San Fran
cisco Saturday night, attempted to es
tablish a record discharging cargo at
Municipal Dock No. 1 yesterday, but
after working all day was forced to
give up the Idea of getting away last
The Hazel Dollar was here eight
months ago. This time she brought
1000 tons of hemp seed, after discharg
ing which she goes to Seattle to take
a cargo of auto trucks for the Russians
at Vladivostok.
There has been a scarcity of Dollar
vessels in Portland, the last one having
visited Portland six months ago. The
steamship company operates steamers
under both, the British and United States
Captain Ridley is a human dynamo.
He had all the various agents and sales
men on board his ship in his anxiety
to get away,-and A. Kellogg, agent of
the Dollar Steamship Company at Port
land, took the skipper to the residence
Virtor Helgaa, Offieer on Steam
ship Colusa. Who Drsrribea In
Letter Passage Tbrengh Canal.
of L A Pike, of the United States Custom-House,
so that he might clear his
vessel Sunday. In addition. Captain L,.
Veysey, Lloyd's surveyor, was on board
the vessel examining some changes in
the deck structure over the fuel tanks.
The steamer will clear today.
Musicians Re-warded With Trip to
California Expositions.
Thirty-seven policemen will sail
forth from Portland at 9 o'clock this
morning on the steamer Bear of the
Big Three fleet, for the Portland
Police Band is really going to be re
warded with a trip to the two California-Expositions
In return for its
many free concerts and hard practic
ing. The steamer will be suitably
decorated for the occasion.
The wives of Patrolmen E. Burkfc,
J. D. Webster, Charles Jphnson. John
Morelock and H. L. Stanton, and the
young son of Dancing Inspector Flack
will h. In ihA nnrtv Thnr. .;il
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stage people from Pantagea Theater
who played in the Harem scene last
week. Indications are that there is
entertainment In store for the pas
sengers on the Bear.
The Beaver is scheduled to arrive this
afternoon with 200 passengers and 700
tons of freight, both exceedingly large
Port to Help Build Road.
The Port of Portland agreed to con
tribute 12500 to assist in paying for
the roadway that was built by St.
Johns to the Western Cooperage plant,
provided the road is extended to the
drydock. A' committee from St. Johns
Commercial Club - and the Council
waited on the Port of Portland Com
missioners. It is expected that the
roadway will be extended is asked for.
bteumer Schedule.
Name. From .... Date.
Bear Lew Angeles. ...... In port
Koanoke. ....... Shq Diego. ........In port
Beaver . ... ioa Angeles. May 17
Breakwater Cooa Bay ...May 1,
Northeru Pacific. San Francisco. .....May. IS
f anta Clara. .... .San Francisco. .....May Id
Hose City L.os Angelea. ...... May .
Geo. W. Elder... Eureka . aluy
A. Kilburn. . . ban Francisco May
Name. From Date.
Bear I.os Angeles. ...... May 11
1 amalpals. ..... .ran b ran Cisco. .. ... May
Vale S. F. O L. A May
Celilo San Diego .May
Multnomah..... .ban Diego. ........May
t-anta Clara. .... .San Francisco. .. . . .May
Koanoke. ....... San Diego. ...... ..May
Harvard s. K. to L. A May
Northern Pacific. San Frauclsco. .-. . . .May
Klamath. ....... San Diego. ....... .May
Breakwater. .... Coos Bay. ... ... ...May
Beaver I.oa Angeles. ..... .May
Canta Barbara. . .San Francisco. . .. .May
"Yosenitte ban Diego ....May
F. A, Kil hum. . . . ban Francisco. .. ... May
Geo. w. Elder. . . San Diego. .May 16
Rose City .I.os An. eles ...... .May .7
W'apama San Diego May 21
Willamette San Diego May 'Ji
Northland Los Angeles. ..... .May
Portland-Atlantic Service.
Name. From
Minnesotan ...... New York ......
Pennsylvania!!. . . New York
Ouioan New York
Name. For
Minnesotan New York
Pennsylvanian. . . New York
Ohioan New York
In port
M.y .0
May 26
May 17
May 27
May U
News Erom Oregon Torts.
COOa BAY. Or.. May 18. (Special.) Ar
riving from Portland this morning at 4:40
o'clock with freight and passengers the
steamship F. A. Ivilburn sailed in the after
nou for Eureka at 3.
The Smith lumber steamer Adeline Smith
arrived from San Francisco this morning at
o'clock and is shipping a cargo ot lumber
at the C. A. Smith sawmill.
The gasoline schooner Roamer returned
to Coos liay this morning at u:S0 following
a freighting trip to Brookings. The Koamer
is loading freight for towns on the Siusiaw
Kiver. 1
The steamship Breakwater sailed for Port
land today at S A. M., carrying freight and
ASTORIA, Or.. May IS. (Special.) The
Sfhooner William Bowden, which arrived
last evening from San Francisco, was towed
today to Westport, where she Is to load
The steamer Roanoke arrived this morn
ing from San Francisco and San Pedro with
freight and paesengers fur Astoria and Port
land. The tug- Geora-e R. Vosburg, Captain A n
stonsen. engaged in deep sea fishing, caine
into port this morning and will leave again
tomorrow for the fishing grounds. The tug
is under charter to the Union Fish Company,
of Portland, and yesterday put Into Bay
City with two tons of sole, groupers, cod
and other varieties of fish. She expects,
however. In the future to operate from the
Columbia River.
The steam schooner Santa Monica arrived
this afternoon from San Francisco and went
to Westport to load lumber.
Marine Notes.
The North Pacific eteamahip Roanoke ar
rived at 7 o'clock last night with a large
passenger list and heavy freight cargo. The
vessel made one of her best runs up the
Coast this year.
The American-Hawlian steamer Minne
sotan was discharging cargo at Aibere Dock
No. 3 yesterday alternooh. The vessel shifts
to Crown Mills today and goes to the suuad
tomorrow or Wednesday.
The coastwise steam schooner Hardy ar
rived in Portland Saturday night on her
maiden voyage to this port. she was at
Couch-street dock yesterday but did not
work cargo.
The Yucatan Is getting ready for her trip
to Australia and looked out of place at
Globe Mills yesterday, though ehe did not
take on freight, it is said Captain Paulson'e
wife will accompany him on bis trip to the
Movements of Vessels.
PORTLAND, May 1. Arrived Steamer
Koanoke, from .San Diego and way ports.
Sailed British steamer Basel Dollar, for
puiret Sound.
Astoria. May 14. Arrived at :10 and left
ul at 11 A. M. Steamer Koanoke, from ban
Diego and way ports. Left up at 9:30 A. M.
Schooner Wm. Bowden. Arrived and left
up at '! P. M. Steamer Santa Monica, from
Ban Francisco.
Seattle, May IS. Arrived at 10: JO A. M.
Steamer Santa Cruz, from Portland.
San Pedro, May 1G. Arrived Steamer
Willamette, from Portland.
' Coos Bay, May 1 . Arrived Steamer F.
A. Kilburn, from Portland, for San Fran
cisco. Sailed Steamer Breakwater, for
Eureka. May IS. Arrived Steamer Hants
Clara, from San Francisco, for Portland.
San Francisco. May IS. Arrived iowsn,
Tacoma: J A. Moffett, Puget Sound; North
ern Pacific. Portland. Sailed Steamer
Tascalusak (Brltieh). Japan: Strathesk
(British), Eureka: Yellowstone. Portland:
Quinault, Portland: Norwood, Grays Harbor.
Seattle. May 1. Arrived Steamers Santa
Cruz, New York; Prince Rupert (British),
Prince Kupert. Sailed Steamers Admiral
Schley, San Francisco; Prince Itupert (Brit
ish). Prince Rupert.
Colombia River Bar Report.
NORTH HEAD. May IS. Condition of the
bar at 6 P. M-, sea smooth, barometer 21.78;
wind south IS mllee.
Tides si Astoria Monday.
High. I Low.
2:01 A.' M 8.1 feet A. M... 0.1 foot
3:14 P. M S.5 feet;8:5r I. M... 4.0 feet
Mrconl Wireless Iteports.
(All positions reported at 8 P. M., May 16,
aniens otherwise denignated).
Pennsylvania. San Franciaco for Balboa,
270 miles south of San Francisco.
John A. Hooper, Matanzas, Cuba, for Port
Angeles. 1206 miles south of Cape Flattery.
Barge 9l, El Seundo for San Pedro, six
miles from San Pedro.
Aroline. San Francisco for San Pedro. 11
miles north of Point Arguello.
Porter, Meadow Point for Monterey, 2S0
miles north of -San Francisco.
Centralla, Eureka for San Francisco, 18
miles south of Blunts Reef.
Lucas, towing barge 93, Richmond for Se
attle, 210 miles north of San Francisco.
Kilburne. Cooa Bay for Eureka, 20 miles
south of Blanco. 1
Santa Clara, Eureka for Cooa Bay, five
miles north of Eureka.
Drake. Richmond for Portland, 20 miles
south of Columbia River.
Henry T. Scott, with Acapulco In tow,
Nanaimo for San Francisco, off Grays Har
bor. Breakwater, Coos Bay for Portland. 22
miles north of Yaquina Head.
Herrin, Monterey for Llnnton, 581 miles
north of Monterey.
Beaver, San Francisco for Portland, eight
miles north of Yaquina Head.
Governor. San Francisco for Seattle, via
Victoria. 110 miles north of Cape Hlanco.
Chanslor. Monterey for Honolulu, 1H42
miles from Monterey May 15.
Lurline. Honolulu for San Francisco, 83T
miles out May IS.
China, San Francisco for Orient, 33 miles
west of Honolulu May 15.
wllhelmlna. left Hilo for Honolulu at 5
P. M. May 15.
Hvadea. Seattle for Honolulu, 1394 miles
from Flattery May 15. "
Manoa. San Francisco for Honolulu, 1362
miles out May 15.
Gen Y. Pesquelra, Columbia River for
Australia, 540 miles from Columbia River
May 13-
Norwood. San Francisco for Grays Har
bor 20 miles north of Point Reyes.
Topeka. San Francisco for Eureka, six
miles south of Point Arena.
Carlos, Coos Bay for San Francisco, 8a
miles north of Pan Francisco.
Hanlfy. Hilo for San Francisco, Bff Far
rali.nes. P. M.
Eider, San Francisco for Ban Pedro, off
Pigeon Point.
Nann Smith, Coos Bay for Pan Francisco.
28 miles north of San Francisco.
Aroline, San Francisco for San Pedro. 11
miles north of Point Arguello.
Multnomah Redondo for San Francisco,
llo miles south of San Francisco.
Yacht Venetia, San Diego for San Fran
cisco. 15 miles south of Point Sur.
Rose City, San Francisco for San Pedro,
20 milea south of Point Sur.
Wapama, San Pedro for San Francisco, 20
miles south rnmt
Ernest Roume, ex-Oovernor-Generat of the
French province In East Africa, has been
appointed Governor-General of Indo-Cblna
by the Cabinet.
M. Lornsten Replies'
Mr. Burke's Letter.
Statute Prohibiting ItoalK in Chaii
rvel Oeclared Not to Apply to
Gillnetters Pilots Blamed
for Accident.
H. M. Lornsten. secretary of the Co
lumbia River Fishermen's Protective
Union, has Issued an open letter to
Thomas C. Burke, Collector of Cus
toms of Portland, In reply to a letti'r
by Mr. Burke, in which the latter set
forth his understanding of the law
demandine: that the Columbia River
channel he kept clear of obstructions
by fishermen's nets and the like,
Mr. Burke's letter was called forth by
remarks accredited to him In which
blame was laid to the fishermen In con
nection with the recent srroundlnc of
the liners Santa Cecilia and American.
Mr. Burke set forth that commerce
came first, hut refuted certain state
ments attributed to him. Mr. Lornsten s
a'nswer from Astoria to Mr. Burke's
letter is:
fishermen Held Blameless.
"Your very interesting epistle of May
13 received and carefully perused, to
it will say: Had the person who mailed
you that clipping, headed "I-'Ishermen's
Friend,' also taken the trouble and in
closed another clipping, 'liar Fisher
men.1 from the same paper, soe in
closed clipping;, you would have soon
discovered that you are the gentleman
crcdit&d with the saying, which you
now refute.
"That foreign vessels have been held
outside the bar all niKht, may be true,
but that is nothing unusual, that Is a
common occurrence almost everywhere,
especially outside 'bar harbors.'
'No man with true knowledse of
tho facts In connection with the ground
ing of the liners ianta Cecilia, and the
American, and possessing common
Bcnse and a Just Tnlnd. can lay that
grounding to the trill-net fishermen, but
will place it on the pilots In charge,
where it justly belongs.
Master ald to Aerune Pilot.
"Calling; on the master f the Santa
Cecilia, to ascertain the facts in con
nection with the grotiiKilnar f his ves
sel, he informed me that it took place
about 3 I M.. that there were four
tish boats in sight, that there was one
net in tnc channel which I'.is vesxel
rounded and struck. The master did
not blame the fisherman, but rather the
pilot, and tightly so, because had he
kept his Vessel on her course, nothing
but a parted net would have been the
result, and that would have been a
reminder to that fisherman in the
future to pick up his net in time when
ever a vessel Is approaching.
"Impartial investigation in connec
tion with the grounding of thee steam
ers will prove that neither of the pilots
in charge acted as they would had
they known the channel and their buxi
ness. Had the one on the Santa
Cecilia known the channel and his duty
he would not have attempted to go
around that net, but kept his course,
and the one on the American, If lie
had known what he ought to know as
a pilot, would have kept his course,
regardless of the action of the first one.
Pllota Called Amateurs.
"The fact Is the pilots in charge of
the two vessels are beginners; the
first one did not know the channel and
the second one simply followed the
first and became entangled a cast of
the blind lead the blind.
"That millions have been expended on
the river to remove natural obstruc
tions cannot be denied, neither can it
be denied that part of the money so
expended has been extracted from the
gillnet fishermen as duty on twine. But,
may I ask. what obstructions were ever
removed by the Government from the
river for the benefit of the gillnet
fishermen? ,
"Is it not an Indisputable fact that
in place of removing obstructions for
the benefit of the gillnet fishermen It
has permitted them to be placed, there
by filling the river with obstructions so
that there is scarcely 'a place to drift
a gillnet except In the channels, and
that notwithstanding the fact that all
shore obstructions, or nearly so, are
there contrary to the common law and
courts' decisions?
Salmon Industry's Value Dlacuaaed.
"That the salmon industry Is of great
Importance to the commercial life and
activity is a fact, but it Is not recognized.
Had It been recognized as it ought. It
would surely have been taken care of
better by the Government, both Federal
and state, as well as by the commercial
bodies, and It would have been of a
greater magnitude than it is now.
"I did not say ths,t that 'fool's order,"
aa I called It, wag Issued from your
office, as you have it. but from Mr.
Burke's department, and you will have
to admit that there is some difference
between your office in Portland, Or.,
and your Department in Washington,
D. C, whercfrom you get your orders.
Interpretation Is Disputed.
"I do not dispute the fact that the
law you quoted provides that all ves
sels when trolling, dredging or fish-
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Fast Yamhill, i'hone Cast 6JJa or Taor
I'hone Marshall lit.
Phones Hast lAH'i, It 2r,13. Open lr
and NiKht.
Keport all cases of cruelty to thla of
fice. Lethal chamber for small animals
Horse anibulaiw-e fnr alck or disabled
animals, at a moment's notice. Atiyon
d es iri 11 gn pet may communicate witn u.i.
lug with any kind of drag-net or seine,
shall display certain lights, but I d
say that that law has absolutely noth
ing whatsoever to do with drift, 'v
gill-net boats, the statement of Mr.
Sweet, to the contrary notwithstand
ing. -I also say thnt had Mr. Sweet, the.
Assistant Secretnry of Commerce, hwl
the knowledge that he should In his
capacity, he would hnvt; ruled other
wise than h did. His ruling plainly
shows lhat he does not know the dif
ference between I be wssuls and S'r
deseribird In the law unci the drift. t
glll-nct not mentioned In It at all, nor
the worklnar of t liner.
"The law In o,"etion " good one
and could hardly be improved on for
such vessels as are described. It surely
is a protection to the lives and prop
erty which eomo under It. while it Is n.
detriment to the lives and property t
the drift, or gillnet fishermen, when
applied to their boats. It h slso Ii.t.i
declared a humbug by many of the
navigators, and Justly so.
"Orders" Itrrnll A.llen.
"Do you for a moment suppose tliot
when the aforementioned !nw wis en
acted. It wa enarl'J for any otUer pur
pose than to safeguard life and prop
erty? You will. of course, say 'iw.'
Now then, do you for a moment suppoi-e
that this law which has proved beyond
doubt that it does what It was Intended
ter do to such vessels and geor ns sre
named in it. and It also has proved to
be a detriment to gillnet boats. n"t
mentioned In It. when applied to them,
that it was ever Intended by the law
makers, to be applied to gillnet l.oats?
You will have again to mm y 'no' and
rightly so. Consequently common sense
and justice demands that thst order
from your department be recalled, and
the gillnet fishermen get a chance for
their lives and property, as well h
rasing up the strain on the navigators
who have to paxs up or down the river
during nights.
It u lee Are HumteXed.
"If your department would adopt the
following rules for gillnet boats there
would be no morn trouble on tho river:
"First: Navlrators to follow a line
on the north' off and close to the red
buoys, when passing up or down the
"Second Vessels bound for Knapp
ton. -Wash., give certain signals, warn
ing the fishermen In time to get their
nets up, out from the vessel's way.
"Third Fishermen drifting near the
red buoys, to pick up tliuir nets us
soon as a vessel approaches.
"Fourth Gill-net fishermen when
drifting at night shall have a lantern
lighted, ready in a box in the hull of
the boat, to be displayed as soon as a
vessel is approaching.
Master of I.lner tt noted.
"To the good behavior of the fish
ermen operating from the mouth of
the Willamette, and 25 miles down. I
have nothing else to say. than that
the master of the Santa Cecilia said
when asked about the condition on the
river higher up. through the nets.
'There were plenty of nets and one
boat was anchored right in the chan
nel." This bout must, 1 suppose, hive
been the boat of iJrift Captain George
"Apparently great sympathy has
been extended by the (Jovernmeiit,
both Federal and state, to individual
fishermen holding special privileges,
such as trap and wheel men, but to th
gill-ne.t fishermen, I have failed to
observe any sympathy extended, am! I
may as well say now as at any other
time that it Is not sympathy the g-ill-net
fl.thcrinen are clamoring for, but
Justice, something very difficult to
obtain as long as important plaeen are
hell. in government, both Federal and
state, by persons who are there riot
because of qualifications, but tbrough
pull, political and others."
In colineetlon with the production of ral
In the United KlnKoni there were l-.o
accidents. rauFlr.t; 1 T r.:t deaths, last .war.'ll 1111
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