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TITE MOUSING OUEfiOMAX, TUESDAY. FEBRUARY 8, 1916.
PORTLAND OUE FOR
Flood Crest Passes Eugene
and Willamette at Salem
, Has Risen 19 Feet.
DAMAGE FEAR IS SLIGHT
Hirer fHorftrrar in Cm I lay
trirt Kara! Lraralltlm affcr.
II lit. Water aad ..aadalldra
Mp Railway OeerBUoa.
t in fa.
ticrKUbi. rt la lha Colombia,
a-i-iia al pie' wh.r Ih.i .tr.ara la
such a., at Caac4. lrkt, BO
.cerY bare ir-.4-. t'a:.. tha
it'imftia r 1 niir.o do sot took
for eer'ou. coedl'lan Br.
At Abr the rlr.r .tod .1 13 f.l
bo. t.ra st i .'clo-k r.et.rdar aft
ersoart. a B13 of J. I ft. (o:win lb
u: r4d:a( bI 1 A. V. ad at J.ff.r
... ih. .ta. wa lt f.-t. a rie of
-ltt f aa Inch 4-zrlr.g th ear.
Baler a-!atn fl. n4 th h.lanl
iir wa. i f..'.. attrt :i : ri at
)l"Viitllta. sa laer.aa. of I ll
. C.nr lb l':rm, Ihe
'if. .it II f.i a drop of l t.ath
of a f"l dirta th dar.
t rratkef MM to rsrr4
llarrr KirDmoai). p'IDtndot oe
Ih lorrtoB-t brid. whr Ih
f'cUl '!( la lo--said thai B
a( looa f.r a fr..h- of rotn
ui.ac. ka.tar ! opinio. lar.!r on
fe amount of .now r.port.d In th
to t'taasotta V:lr an pal otp.M-oc.
Mcaanboal mn aro pr.prin ta "
rii lewtr dtt'lii If aec.a.ar'r and
haneaa .:( Froat tr.l ara l.rs.tr
r-adr to .Rift ilockt from Basement.
Cntar of .tiUKh'. la mountain
aiatrlcts ha. baa polnt-t owl b)r th.
Hehr H'ir.at. and railroad, Klr.n
.rn r Rain Bad practl.-allT a-at-rf
la Or-oa la.t a'llil. and II a !
iui4 al I o'clock that Ih.r i
teb of unmoltt .now rofnalninc
Ya.r wa .lent inch. at Tkoim, I
f.l at altl and 11 Inch al Walla
rg.ir r..4!MM. witb orr.!ool
a. era loob.d for tada.. IB Mil
mua tfnr"aioro boro trdT aa-
IM b0 .1 1KIM4
j t r.i -xr. noon i rwssisc
t lllrtr. MrHrni sad Ma.la..
l:i.r Aro Oat of IVanka.
irro:NC r . "o. T jpoclal
Tbo toillamatt. Iilr t"t. morn ln
ra.'F4 a t. of 1 1 faat abora nar
mai ant farm land tvt mi , on ollbor
.Ma a. tntntat4 Purine Ibo dr
lit. rra.t af IB flol appaaroil lo tv
pa.an a ad tb wralrr .lowly ft44.
alcbousb. If lb warn woatb.r baa t
t.ra4 far ba. a la tb mooataln.
Ian tba w I bar. aa .r.n
craat.r food la f-ari. l far b
praparty oa baa b"a coraparatlroly
Tba U -K.ntla I. ' aq af It. bank.
I.) h. .a'tfinu b. comblnoi la
ritlinx off I'aaT'oa from ewmraanftra
ttna wlta tha aiirr.ttD4tnf lo.u by
wacn ra4. aitbousb fai'r'aj ami
traati-sr ri U 6ln maiBfalnad.
iricbt IaMltid.a aa tb. Natroa Una
bar tof.rf-r.d wita trarri aa that
brn.-a of tba Ho.IA.ra l atlfle. Tb
r.t rad or-fl.-'.!. l that lia Ira.
iil a b rt.ar.4 far al laajt tbr
Tba afrwiat rainfall r.port la Kuca
fr bor. .sain at uot la.t
Biht ii I tl iacb.a Thar baa boaa
aa rata today.
Accord in; ta panr .rrlrlnj en
train, frora lb Siorl.w coontry. th
law Hlrar la on a rampac and
oat of II bank. Tba .tr.am at ala
.'-tor, it la r.portod. I kicbor maa II
ba baaa la l aara Homo of th.
boildtaa la tba Iowa aro urroaad.d
ky wat.r. Inctu.lia lb larc. lt.rrlB
. iiim ioum u.oodf:d
nilU.M-llr. Now ! I'rrt. lit Jrrtrtl
lo Ha 3 loot A bo. a Nuoa.
xu:t. Or . r.b. T. I p-1 at)
flood condition Ibrouiho.il tbia .c
tton of th V IUamtto Vall.y aa a r-
i of lb rapt n.a of tha V iliamatt
Icir.r and trtaatary tram. Ibr.al
.n4 to bacoma arata today, filnca hat
arday tba to illara.tta I'.ir.r at Ibla rit
baa rl-a t fl. raltrn l
a Sot. low watar tonlfht. lowland,
ara alroady and.r wat.r. Bcrordlnc lo
r.porta from riir di.trlt. Tha rlr.r
I. now at tba BLSb.at ll Biaca 1
Inf irfnattoa riro from up-rl'r
point. iBdlcalad tt Iho rlr.r will
ra-b : fl at "al.m by todn.day
aihl. and ahouLd IMl occar. damac to
pr-p.rty will mnmnr cr lha II hoar,
rsdinc Bl o clock tht. mor.lni. .71 of
an in h of ram frit. Today waa cl.ar.
wirh th harmomac.r ab-ov. tf-t.
Still Oaak and olhaw .troama flow.
Irt nroub Sal.m ar. abovo th.lr
bank, la many plac. and oparatloa of
th iiarrni.nivairt. rarltao baa bawa
.l.pannad baan.a of th aubmrcd
cirtditiea of lha .tr.al. No dam a I to
propaarty In alm ba. ret lak.a plac..
- m:tti.: nort mu mimj
C oarlltrosi Are l avorabW' Fn-cpl on
Moantala Ilall IJnca.
F. ATTt-K. F.bv t. Aft.r rllo lo
d.ra shortly after Bona, tb lm-
peratqr la ftaaltta fall lo dr.. att
a o'clock, and cold rata tweaa lo fall..
aitl aa cherBrt.rtatu-e of a "hlnook. I
Th if. a I Northern, aft.r capart-l
enctna .noa.Ildc lo-lar. sr up the.
attempt lo mora traiaa acroa tha
mountalnax Tha North.ra I'aclfio and
wi asuk.a railroad., ssovod traiaa with
Tha railroad, ara pr.parin for
aralanch.. la lha tnoqnuin. and arob
ahiy anotb.e (i.up of all 1 1 n.a. Tha
amouat of snow pi! I oa lb. lopa ta
Th m.lart l.mparalur alnc
fUtureJ.r ibl bar. baa blshly
Z f.rorabla foe rmoi .1 of tba lowland
.now without damace to property. All
ear.ara to..t.ra toaablnstoa ar
- rtaie al a Btocl.rata rale an-1 aa Iro-"-
portant laa frora floajO) has a -
nnowsvii it: hhi:kh
- tallarawMa) Rlvrr Otrrfkraa. C-a
laX t.rral tlanurr.
- prtow nv-uxj:. cr. r.bk t.
;.rl.r-T aror.t bin-wal.r eoodltioaa
" .ea la .era l.ara w prevail or
pertloB of Xor'h aaf South Brcwne-
- .fa. Wlthia W houra tb Call.pooia
r;:r.r raa. II fl. and avr.a of .r-
d.na and .r-bM. ar. floaxi'4. sldo-
- .' ara af.oat aa4 biaamaair are
7 ' f,. lar.a n.ar to railroad brlda
- war aarly thie moraine and
twls4 U -;xl-;l nut a&a 0U
RECENT STORM IS NOT
LJ1 M. Scott TrlU f Weather Condition in Year Cone by When
Colaaabia and illamrtla Hirers H Beea Froirn Over.
PORTUNP. Tab. To lha Edi
tor Tkla .now and br w.alb.r
a not aw la 'VVaat.ro Oroo:
t I. a rurroa of aa old Wloi.r
fa.hioa. thai -com. a back" aaaal'r
aaco ar.ry dartd. aoraollmas twtca. la
lha la.t i y.ar. tbl. stylo of w.alhrr
ba. baan rarord.4 .lahl or nln. l.mc.
Tb ar.rac. Imaraal bolwa.n "hard"
Wiat.ra la. thar.for. about ibt
Th!. pr.aant tolnt.r yt romas short
of lb worst oa rar.nl. Probably th
warai was that of January-F.bmary.
ti. wb.n lb.ro waa a duration of
.now and lew tbrooca days, up Into
Tba old aatlUr n.rrr Is raucht abort
la fiat: M. adju.lmanl lo anrironm.nt
t. aorfact In tha! rnixcL Nor do b
l.iud him.!f with or pIm-laf
fan. II. doaa not apolociaa for .now
and lc aor tall aaweomar a lot of
-bank" about thla "banana ball." lr
lon ha. many tnlnca batl.r lhaa ba
nanaa. for xampt: HI timbar. .almon.
applaa. sirawbarrl.s anal Irtmridom
mineral and sail r.ourca 'o. th
old Miliar dos not think a -olJ
nap" 11 or So abo sro"bad" for
tha r.potatloa of oor rlimat. II
knows Ibal aor hardt to'iniara ar
mild romrarad with tho of otb.r
Rlr.r Of Ira rr.ara.
Not slnco till has Iho WIHamrM.
Rlr.r at Tortland fro.cn. But In 1114
i it y..r it fro' aav.n tlmaa.
Kacapa from a bad fr.t In th laat
: ar succr.ts thai a rrrurrtnM
nrM urprtae nobody nor dl.rnay Ih
-hlrt-.Iaay booat.r." nor di.couraB
lha rnMwInt.r balhar of tha Multno
mah Athl.lio Club.
Th wrtt.r ha no rax-ord of !"
ho-k.y on Wlllamell Rlr.r. but hr
ar lha Oil., of B froaon aurf.c; Jan
uary :. Mi. January I. I2: Jan
uary . Mil. January 14. Jan
nary 1. r-bruary li. lll. Jan
uary ti. lit. Tha duration of Ih lc
rartad btwan a f.w days lo on or
la Mi lha tmpoa Ri.ar froaa at
RoKb.ri. and .ttor and wairons
cro.a.d Ih lc. (John II rarl. In Tba
iratonltn. March ft. !). Acvordlna
to ibia authority, th tharrnomtr
rov-orded l dri. balow saro par
hat Bol rleaaly corr.cL In January.
llt. a lmpralar of Ihro drcrc
blow s.ro wbb r.ach'd In J.rk.on
County: at Portland two d.trr.. below
aaro tha low. at authentic r.cord. Th
foilowlna balow-aaro i.mparatur.a
w.ra rwordrd In MSI. "Ka.t of th
Mountain.": Rlparla, IB; oiarbuck. IJ:
l-cm.ror. II: Iarton. It. Walla to'alla.
IS. totfaa. S. ripokanc. IT.
Haal to lata r l.ia.rlca.4.
In Ih TVlniar of l7-t l'ort:and
waa compl.l.ly cIo4 la frora Iho first
Hit In January until about February
2 Tb.ra waa no crph. no rail
road, lb. rlr.r. w.r froaa-n. and on
I'o'ich laak. whar. lha I n loo tpot
now stand, many prona .kal.d nlahi
and day for many waaka T.opl
wond-r.d If II would or rain." wroi
lb lata dilor. Hary.y to", aicoit, in
Ta Oracortlan. January T. lv. "It
finally did. Bui nobody waa unhappy
about lb situation. Kaln. snow. c.
frol It waa all on."
. y.ry aay.ra Wlnlar aa. thai of
11 il-JJ li.l afl.r Ih. bit mltrallon
of plonaar "arro.a Ih. I'lalaa." Much
uff.riBat nud. but nobody Ihouchi
of a public mploymBl bur.au. All
hut!4 for thmaya In lfl-il
.now ba a aa faMnaT Bft.r Cbriatma.
roBtlnuad at Intarral. baram ry
ct.aa. and did not dlaappaar unul oarly
la March, aa abor not.d. lc. rom
plai.iy ob.iraclrd th rlrara. Th
l.mparalur. fail rlo.a lo s.ra. Tb
aam rood lion aial4 la UTS. from
J.nua'ry IB ta I'.bruary IS: also lo
Tba Columbia Rlror has baan btork-
far aa Una fllation. For a stretch
of a mils or ni. la Ih direction of
Crawfordvtll. lha road waa so flooded
lhal travel was almost tmpo.ibe, th
water rtatnc abov wasoBbe-da
Fifty sharp belonsrlnc lo Fr.i Rica,
afctcb w.r paalurmc a. of town,
w.r stranded and drowned before they
rould ba reached. A (ri.t amount of
damac baa be. n dona
Th flood still Is at a hlh stac.
ofct-:i;ov ri r not in i.ngkk
IIUli Walcr Crrat I Coming, bat
No Damage I Anticipated.
OftF.C.ON CITT. Or, Feb. T. Impe
rial Th tol!amtt hera la rising
steadily, and lha paper mills are pre
paring for Ih hich.sl water of the
Winter. Uowvr. Ih rlvr la not -
Pcie4 lo reach aistage where damage
win oar u ' u
Mill officials were not prepared thla
afternoon lo Bay when ths cret of th
blah water wauld go past. They have
received Ih fallowing readings from
up-rlvr points. Fugen. IT feel: Al
bany. Ii feel' falem. U feel: sbor
lh fl's here. It.a feel, and below the
fan. I! feet.
The Clackamas Illver Is higher lhan
It ha been for years, according lo
official record., and ba rapidly rilmblng
out of Its beaks.
r.PI-KTO rAMII.IKN MOVIM.
navmenl I rood Itctln and on
tinned Thaw anara rear.
rjtXDUKTOX.'Oc, Feb. T.-' Special.)
p-ndlelon famine, ara moving lo
place, of aafely today In apprehenalon
of a flood which may reeull from the
thaw which haa been under, way all
day. Tba first report of basement
trouble cam. tod), when Ih. l-adow
block bamnt was found to b flooded.
John Crow, a prominent reservation
farmer, telephoned to I'ervdteton saying
Iher was a wall of water IB feet high
. . e ill. -amW Ik fffinl
ruiiira uowej iwmMii. ' .
of his place. Re.idenis of Pilot Rock.
in Bntbripetlon of a flootl. har moved
. . .uit..,.H K a n I A i-ktirrh Or
I. higher place. n Ida rounlf).
Tn t matllla nirer naa ofiun to i tr.
carrying a .on.lderabl stream of
muddy waler. The temperature raised
la H d'greea today. Ih warmest
weather In many days.
IlUX I'AI-I.IMi AT IICMt IlIVKR
lc Mcllcd front Vnll Trrt-a and
OrrKard Not I rarrd.
lior RIVFR. Ctr . Jan. T. (Spaclal.1.
Kaln baa been falling and the u.ual
Winter weather pr.ralla In Hood River
todar. Th alarm of fruitgrower was
brought to aa and thla morning, wb.n
a a arm ouihw..t wind melted from
tree the formation of I1 can.ed from
laat nicbl .Hr.r lhaa.
Na damage I .i?ac(l to reaoll lo
orchard, young tr.es having been
Uare-l of the heavy snow on which a
half Inch of " eru.l bad formed. .
iui:h .novr. .MtmT mahk
niltamctir Ovrrf srrv... Can.lng )r-
on I.Uftref Mnch Tronblr.
cnRVALlJn. Or. F.K ' !pelal.
With lha waler In ths WHUm.lt at
3 f..t Inch. at O'clock tonight.
IB rtr.r was .till rtslrx At o'clock
toaigbt water bag. a running aver tb.
Ur.goa Fiectrto track at Its lowest
fla-, which is o&i Ei-hU mils
sd.d with tr this Vlnlcr. Juch block-
lha Cnllad 5ial.a mall batw.an Port'
Und. Th I'allc and A.iorl had to ba
rarrl.d by land (no railroad until lsJ
to Th. Ia:t.s; Il. to Astoria). In
Jan iary. IT. th. Columbia Rlrrr was
cloaad by lc and ths stramahip t.oiura
bla waa froarn In at St. Hrlsns. Tar
mm often hava walked, arro.a th Co
lumbia llinr at Vncou.r on Ih. lea
notably. January 12, !: ao January
Bda has bran frnu.nt. Many ttro.B
h r-oiumhia haa froaan at Th. Dallas
and VanruTr. Narltlon has stoppao
ofi.n as far down aa Kalarna. In l7i
J. M. on Janusry II. tn. iu-
naral of Jam. Vilelr crossed Iho
I' at Vancouver with home and
r.hlcle. Horses and waons crossed
iha lea ih.r. In I ail.
Amonc th rly year In which lc.
blockades of th. Columbia nier may
ba noted ar.: January, list: January.
I54; January. IS: January.
January. l:i: February. IT: Janu
ary. It": January -10. It': Jsnbary
J. II. Ii;; Iiccember Il-January S. 1
I); Iwmhar l-H. I0: Pecembsr-Jan-uary.
I-I: January I-Kebrunry 1.
II: January. 1 SSI : Iiecember U-Feb-ruary
. I4-S: January IJ-IO. 1S:
rc, ,mbcr-January !-;: February I'
ll. IIST; January. UJO: February. ll:
Norember-lecernber. I'7: February.
Il. January li-14. 1901; January.
Frraaeary af Ice bawa.
Ths lc. blockades show Ih. fr.
luency of cold weather. Tho lea condi
tions this Winter har. been l sever,
than In many of th period
noted. He for romnleilon of tho O. R.
X. railroad In I2 thea. blockades
were ery serious; they closed tho only
aren't, of transportation eaut and
west Iho Columbia l:iver. ImaKln
Portland shut In for thre. and lour
weeks at a sirelch. without telegraph
or ocean or railroad connections with
tho out.tJa world.
In th. days prior to 1SSI of x
cIu.It .teamboat transportation on th
Columbia II was supposed that the
railroad would relievo the "c. block
ades." But In the Winter of ISal-IS.
now. lc and slides closed Ih. rail
road. December 17-January . A pas
sencer train was snowbound at Vi-e-mo.
Iarambar K.January I. and sup
plies lo Ih pss.cners had lo b carried
to them ovr th. snow from Cascades.
Th O. R. N. was cloned In December.
It; In February. 1S0: In February.
laJ; November I-Dcmber I. la7;
February I-S. I0J.
"liver Thaw" Sir Till.
F.nouKh has be.n cited to show the
frequency of snow, lc and cold wea
ther. The -silver thaw" I a new nam
for Ih old "lc. storm." Old residents
Uilnk llchily of Ih recurrences. But
ner has Western Orrrjon had a real
biiaaard. Thes "cold spells" are al
ways followed by full cropa. Our tender-hearted
citlaena need not fear ex
tinction of th bird, for bird life l
also pretty well adapted to Ita en
vironment. All the record show that
Ih. climate la not "chanajlnir": that
it I yl th same as ev.r. Our trees
will com out Ih. better for the prun
ing by Ih. lc. Th llf of soma of
our rat re MOeO or leOO years!
and Ih. counCess fenerations of their
ancestor, all evolved from our condi
tions or climate and sotl. Indicate that
our ctimai Is a reat scheme of eons
and lhal chances. In the Insignificantly
short Uvea of our wl.et onions, are
Of courae. this bad weather cannot
be blamed on tba Imocratlc party:
lhat would b. a partl.an ab.urdlly and
a roa Inju.tlca. But th weather
would bo lla-htly felt If our people
were busy Bod prosperous. Th climate
and the .oil ar aa full of fruits and
ro aa aver. "Only man I. vll."
I.KS1.IK M. MCOTT.
from tha depot. Th water Is covering
thousands of acres of Ibod east of
Tb waler runnlnr through from th
old riverbed east of this city Is Bwlft
and wa.hlng. carrying with It Im
mense quantities of drift, which Is
giving tha Oregon Flectrlo much
trouble at two or three bridges.
on. of th. mud sills of th Alsra
River brldg. al Alsea turned over yes
terday, and a large crew of men worked
all of today lo save the bridge.
IUVEK IS HIGH AT ALBA W
Trouble With Hrlilcc and Marooning
of family llrportrd.
ALRAXT. Or.. Fab. 7. I Special.)
Th Wlllamell Is up 2 feef tonleht.
with ln.ll, atlona lhat It will be i or :7
feet before morning. Th Corvallla
F.aalrrn bridge over Thomas Creek,
near Thomas Hlatlon. was out of order
part of th lime ttMlay. Train were
routed through Lebanon to hhelburn
until repairs were made.
Reports from Caacadla said rain fell
In the mountains as far a Mountain
House, which Is within eight miles of
the summit of the watershed, so that
all snow I. earected to disappear. The
h.iniom is out of Its banks at all
Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Kwander and fam
ily of .even children are marooned In
the second story. of their home near
Trill, but will be safe there If the
river slops at I feet, aa expected.
ftIN r.M.S AT TIIK DALLES
Colombia lev la Slowly MrUing and
No Jam Expeclpd.
THE DALLES. Or, Feb. 7. (Spe
cial.) With a maximum temperature
of 47 today, snow Is melting rapidly.
Th six-Inch fall Saturday night turned
to rain Funday, tn resulting precipita
tion making th big total of 1.1!
In th Columbia Is slowly melt
ing and Is expected to go out gradually
a it hoot Jam.
No wire communication -th Port
land I' had except By desultory
-patched" wire via fpokan. A strong
Chinook ha. struck higher districts
south of Tb Dalles, More moisture
la In th ground now t-n at any tint
within recollection. Farmers are all
FLOOD PASSES CAXTOXTILLE
Crc-l of HIrIi Water Itrcrdea on
llaliny. Springlike Day.
CANTONYII.LE, Or, Feh. 7. (Spe
cial.) The crest of yesterday's high
water reached here at midnight bun
day, without any damage being re
ported. Th. South I'mpqua Klv.r fell
lhr feet hr today, white Cow Creek
remains about th same level as yes
terday, hut doing no damage.
Today haa be.n clear, warm and
Springlike. Honey be. are flying
- - a
Port D red go I-ave-s Drydnrk.
After having undergone repairs lo
her hull, the Port of Portland dredge
Col imMa left the drvdo. k at SI. Johns
ye.t.rday. Her place on the dock I
to be taken by Ih Norwegian steamer
Wsscana. which Is lo undrr.ro a general
her Thursday. She l under charter
ts. luiour. Uuthrl A Co. to load grain
North Bank of Columbia River
Transferred to Oregon by
DELAYS OBVIATED BY ACT
Executive Order la Issued When
Efficiency Committee) lie porta
I'nneceasarjr Expense I'nder
ORKJONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington. Feb. 7. On recommendation of
Secretary McAdoo the Prealdent today
lgnd an order transferrins the north
bank of the Columbia River, west or
the llth degree of west longitude,
from the Seattle to the Portland cus
toms district. In a statement Issued
tonight Secretary McAdoo srs:
"This action waa taken In order to
expedite buslneas and to Improve the
administration of the customs serv
ice. The tecretary was advised that
the Inclusion of th. north bank of the
Columbia River In the Seattle district
resulted In unnecessary delay, hard
slilp and expenae to the vessels enter
ing and clearing along- that river.
Delays Caased Oflea.
While there are three principal
places on tho north side of the river,
namely. Kalama. Stella and Knappton,
at which foreign business haa been
conducted, there la only one deputy
collector slong the river at Kalama.
and when a vessel entered or cleared It
was necessary, if this deputy collector
could not be found, to communicate
with headquarters at Seattle, which
caused delay and expense to aessels.
particularly as the charter prices of
vessels vary from $100 to $.00 per day.
Th. efficiency committee of the cus
toms service which investigated the
matter was of the opinion that the ex
pense and delay Involved will be
avoided If the waters and shores of the
Columbia River In the Seattle district
were transferred to the Portland dis
trict." Furthermore, it la a general rjite in
the customs organization not to divide
any waterway between two different
districts unless absolutely necessary.
The enforcement of the navigation
laws and the lawa relating to motor
boats render a division in the Jurisdic
tion over th. same waterway between
two different districts Inadvisable.
Bene fits Are Ki peeled.
It I believed the change will fa
cilitate administration of the customs
servlc. and expedite the handling of
Ih. Important export business of the
Dispatches from Washington) last
meek were to the effect Secretary Mo
A duo had recommended to I'resldent
Wilson that the change lr customs
boundaries be made, through which the
north bank of the Columbia River is
Included In the Oregon district, the ter
ritory extending from the mouth of the
Columbia to alout Pasco and Kennedy,
after which the Una follows tha Ore
gon boundary. The slep sever that
much from th Washington customs
district, and was advocated simply as
a means of facilitating shipping. L'p
to this time It has been customary for
vessels loading on th Columbia, where
It frequently happens a ship must
move to two or three mills to finish
loading, to enter ami clear as they go
from one. customs district to another.
A deputy collector was stationed at
Kalama. representing the Washington
district, and it was hi duty to enter
and clear vessels on that Bide.
Therefore, he was called on to mage
special tripe often and there were times
vessels were delayed, to Bay nothing of
additional and unnecessary fees paid
for entrance and clearanca. Under the
new arrangement the Oregon district
will be propefly credited with business
transacted on the Columbia River, and
shlDs will "enter and clear at Astoria
or Portland, depending on which part
of the district they are handling cargo.
Order, w.re laaued ye.t.rday for th
schoon.r K. B. Jaekiwn, which mad th.
rlr.r Saturday from Dunedln. lo proceed to
tb riark A Wllaon mill, at IJnnt.m. ta load
lumber. She will b tow.d from Astoria
by th tug Wallula.
II a as Intended to cut down the -fore
of men mploed on th Oorernm.nt
dreclce Multnomah and Wahkiakum c
tcrriar. but report, of th lc going out ar
expected to re.ult In the d laser, being able
to re.'im aork Jn a dsy or two on th
n.w r'l.u.hter. cul. wher. they were op
erating when floating lc forced a suspen
sion. W. B. Hoaell. United elates General Ap
praiser at New Tork. and Harry M. Far
relU a.l.tant Cnllecl Plate District Attor
ney, are due here tomorrow to conduct a
ae.alon at ih I'oiloTri-HouM, there being a
few re on thn docket Involving the
rla.airic.don of Imports. Th official, were
to h.r been here la.t week, but were on
a train atall.d In th. Ea.t through .form.
raptaln Kngalla .tarted for sea yesterday
afternoon sboard the Auoclated Oil Com
pane, tanker W'm. F. Herrln. after having
dlreharaed a fuel oil cargo at l.lnnton.
Information h. reached th branch
hrdrographlo offlc her that the Yauulna
Electric A Telephone Company will eatab
ll.h a commercial radio .tatlon at M.wport.
en Y.qulna Bay, which I. to have a radius
of tVM miles and aav length of SOO metres.
To hare her propeller replaced and b
cleaned and p.lnted. tna Norwegian steamer
vt'.ecana wa. lifted on lha Port of Portland
Kullv laden alth lumber the steamer
Hoquiam railed from St. Helens Isrt nlsbt
for pan FrancUco. Th. .learner 6an Pedro
srrlved In the river yesterday, snd will
dlacnarce general cargo at the Couch-
traei dock today, con.lgoed to the Parr
While minor repairs sr being made to
lha ctoremment lug J. r. Post on th Ore
gon drydock today she will hsra her boiler
teetcd by Vnll.d States steamboat In-
px-ioia. a ho .r. to perform th ..me duty
aboard lha Hremmnt dredg Wanklakum
cm From OreRon Port.
fO is PAY. Or.. Feb. 7. . Special. Th
te.mer Ad.lln Smith sslled for ban Fran
clco with lumber at 2 P M. ,
Th. .team athooner e.terner arrived
from San Francleco this morning snd will
load lumber at North Bend.
The .team schooner A, M. Simpson was
d'l.ved In loading snd will not sail for
toe south until Tueadsy sfternoon.
Th. .team.lilp Y. A. Kllburn Is due from
Portland tomorrow morning.
Tba f. A. Smith mill ha. log supplies
for two more day. snd will Hk.ly ba closed
down for several d.ys until r.p.lrs sr
ma,' on th southern pacific Kallroad.
hera water ha disturbed the track.
ASTORIA. Or.. Feb. T. (pc!ai. Corn
In ta l,d tie at Portland for th Britiah
Adntiraltr. lha Brltl.h .team.r Orey.tok
Caati arrlvej tod.y from Vladlvoalok.
Tha tank .learner Atl.a aalld today for
California ftr discharging fu.l oil hem and
at portlaBd. m .
Caroms freight and pasaang.r from As
toria snd Portland, th. .te.m.r F. A. Kll
bura sailed todsv for Ssa Francisco via bu
nk and Cooa Bay.
Th .t.am ch-nr 8n Pedro arrived
from Sao Francia. o with freight for Altorla
and Porfand. She reports rough w.ath.r
.11 th. w.r "P th co..t. During th. gal
bout M barrel of oil from h.r deck cargo
.era waahed orerboard.
Order, w.r received thla afternoon for
,h .. hoon.r K. B. J.ckaon lo proceed lo
Portland to load lumber.
r,eaae4. Cleared leelerday.
Am.rk.n .te.mer W. T, Uerria. ballast,
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CANAL SUHVEY ASKED
Waterway From Puget Sound
to Columbia Proposed.
SENATOR JONES HAS BILL
Inclusion of Willapa and Grays
Harbors In Koule Suggested,
but Plan Is Not Taken
.Seriously by Sninpers.
To authorize a preliminary exami
nation of tho region between the Co
lumbia Hlver and Puget Sound to de
. i.. h advisability of construct
ing- a canal to connect the waterways.
aa well as Include urays narur
Willapa Harbor, a measure waa intro
duced m Congress by Senator Jones.
of Washington, on January 20.
Tho resolution suDmmea oy ocui
Jones is worded as follow-:
Resolved oy tne nc.ioio .v.. -----of
Representatives concurring). That
th. Secretary of War be. and he 18.
. w ' i a nH directed to cause
nereoy auuiwi --
preliminary examination and survey to
" a .nn- r Ksa TTIM 1 r
be mtdf, ana rcwvi - ------
thereon to Con-ress. of the
territory between r-ugei uu
Columbia River, with a view to deter
mining the advisability of constructing
P eanut connecting Puget Sound with
n,.v- Harbor. Willapa Harbor and the
A Joint resolution was suomnic-
Srnator JoneB cn jhiiu.j
for a surey of Baker s Bay. n-ar
muth of the Columbia, wltr . a view to
Improving navigation conditions by
dredging. . . . w.-n-..
RDresentatlve Jonnwn. oi ,.c...c.
ton. introduced a bill, in the House
January !0. which. If passed, directs
.. t'-- tn nroceed with
a preliminary survey and estimate for
the Improvement of the channel in
Haker-s Bay. extending from the main
ship channel of the Columbia to the
docks at Ilwaco, Wash.
The plan of connecting Puget Sound
with tho Columbia Is not considered
seriously by shippers.
TVRBIXCK DIE BACK IX MARCH
New Stlieiinlo for Northern Pacific
on Return From Hawaiian Cruise.
Notice was Issued from North Bank
road headquarters last night that tho
Meamshlp Northern Pacific will return
to the San Francisco-Flavel run
March S. Tho schedule will be one
sailing a week from each end of the
?oute. The ship wilt leave San Fran
cisco every Wednesday, northbound,
and frora Flavel every Saturday south
bound. , X C T
1C S Mecklem has succeeded C. P.
Fork, as purser on the Northern Pa
cific and Dr. Henry Esmond has been
appointed surgeon for the vessel.
The Northern Pacific brought an un
usually heavy cargo north arid she sails
south today with her hold filled to the
limit, clearing up the warehouse at the
Flavel terminal. She has aboard about
1400 tons of freight. Several cars of
goods en route from the Kast to fan
Francisco, Including one carload of au
tomobile chains, were delayed by
storms and failed to connect for this
sailing The vessel will receive an
overhauling upon her arrival at San
Francisco Wednesday and will be put
Into trim to carry excursionists to
Honolulu, leaving San Francisco Febru
ary IS. .
MATERIA!. IX FOR STEAMER
Assembling of Eastern Oak Means
Speedy Vessel to Be Ready May 1.
One Var of many Included in five
trains that reached the city yesterday
from the Rast via Ppoxane, on the line
of the Spokane. Portland & Seattle
road, contained a shipment of Eastern
oak to bo used In the construction of a
13-mile steamer for the Kitsap Trans
portation Company, to be turned out
at Supple's yard this Spring. Mr. Sup
ple has waited for several weeks for
tho material and says that immediately
on delivery, providing weather condi
tions aro not unfavorable, a start will
be made on actttad construction.
A model of the hull has been fin
ished and all patterns are ready, with
the hull plan fully laid out and the
engine Is on the way. so Mr. feupple Is
sanguine he can make delivery of the
vessel at 4he time promised. May 1.
SNOW RETARDS BOILER WORK
Men on Ko!- City Shovel Accumu
lation From Shin's Hold.
More labor was added to that origi
nally outlined for the force aboard
tha steamer Rose City through the
storm of last week, snow having fallen
into the huge aperture cut through
which to remove the vessel a boilers,
and yesterday men were at work re
moving tho accumulation from the
bilges- An awning had been spread
over the uncovered portion of the
steamer, but the weight of the snow
and sleet caused It to Tall.
Fred Ballln. who Is installing four
raw bollors in the ship, said yesterday
that h. did not look for more delay
and, mat aa boos as ttio hold, .iras
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After the Rose City was laid up It was
decided to do more rebuilding than
first planned, so it is not thought she
will be in service again before April 1.
CAPTAIN FINDS BAR GONE
Breakwater Carries Larger Crew,
Except In Fireroom.
Breaking an absence since October,
when she made her last trip on the
Tortland-Coos Bay run, the steamer
Breakwater Is tn port again under Cap
tain Macgenn. the "Poet of the Pacific."
and he says that not only is his charge
better than ever, but when he came into
the river his rirst surprise waa me a.u
sence of the bar.
The Breakwater carries a crew of
43. being six more than when pre
viously in tho Portland fleet. Her com
pany has been Increased through car
rying an extra wireless operator, an
other engineer, extra mate, one more
cook, an oiler and two sailors, out
through the installation of oil burners
one fireman waa, laid off. On the run
to the river she averaged 11 knots.
and Captain Macgenn asserts that when
her burners are regulated she win
make 13 to 14 knots. Cement in the
bottom of the hull for years was re
moved at San Francisco and the plates
beneath are said to have been found to
have retained their original finish.
GREYSTOKE CASTLE ARRIVES
Steamer Comes From Vladivostok to
Load Ties tor Europe.
Ffrit of two vessels promised to load
railroad ties and timbers for the
United Kingdom, the British steamer
Greystoke Castle, entered the Colum
bia at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon
from Vladivostok. She Is a carrier of
2431! tons net register and is to work
the first part of her cargo at the North
Pacific mill and shift to Inman-Poul-sen's
for additional material. Tlje
Greystoke Castle carried a cargo from
New York for Vladivostok, having left
the Atlantic side September 26 and
proceeded by way of St. Lucta. Port
Natal and Labuan. Sho is consigned to
A. F. Thane & Co.
The British steamer St. Veronica is
also listed to load ties and is under
charter to the British Admiralty, and
her cargo will be taken on at West
port. She left Philadelphia for Vladi
vostok October 17. and went by way of
St. Vincent and Port Natal, getting
away from Singapore December 19, so
should be along shortly.
Marconi Wireless Reports.
(All position, reported at 8 P. M. February
7 unletai otherwise deiisaated.)
San Jose, Balboa for San Franciaco, at
city of Para. Balhoa for San Franciaco.
will arrive al Manzanlllo February 8.
Muffett. towing barge wJ, Kiuhmond for
Balboa. 1414 mtl;3 south of San Francisco.
Wapama. San FruncLco for San Pedro,
35 mile, south of Piedras Blancas.
Florence Luckenbacli, New York for San
Pedro 772 mile, south of San Pedro.
Pennsylvania. Balboa for San Francisco,
405 miles soulh of San Francisco.
Klamath, tan Diego for San Pedro, off
rhanMorlPoInt Orient for Seattle, 392
miles from Point Orient.
Drake. Point Wells for Richmond, Bio
miles from Kicl.mond.
Kllburn, Portland for Coos Bay, -40 miles
south of the Columbia River.
Atlas. Portland for Richmond, 490 miles
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51111s, Seattle for Martinez, ;10 miles from
Cuzeo. Tieiunrrnam lor mh rrsmiKu, -
miles north of San Francisco.
San Kamon San Francleco for Portland.
60 miles north of Blanco.
Buck. Point Wells lor can rnuin, i-j-miles
from Point Wells.
irfno Smith. Marshfie d for San Fran
cisco, :il9 miles north of San Francisco.
Multnomah. San Francisco for Portland.
104 miles north or lilunts Keer.
Pesquira isewcaLie tor oaii r,
1641 miles from San Francisco, February b.
Lurllne. San i-'rancisco tor nunuiuni.
1618 miles from San Francisco, henruary .
Logan Balboa for Honolulu. S4a.i miles
from Balboa, February ti.
Kh.i-.nn Honolu.u for San Francisco. 1.HS
miles from San Francisco t ei'ruary u.
Manoa. Honolulu for San Francisco.
miles from San braneisco. l-en a.
Lucas. Point Wells for San Francisco. IJ"
ml'es north of San Francisco.
Willamette. San Francisco for Portland, .i.
miles north of Point Reyes
Porter Seattle for Point Oaent, 644 miles
south of Seattle.
Movements of Vessels.
PORTLAND. Feb. 7. Arrived Steamer
San Pedro, from San Francisco, saneu
Steamers Hoquiam, for feau ream, n. r .
Herrln. lor nib r mnci.cu.
Astoria. reo. I. Arnveu a.L ... .
steamer Kdgar H. Vance, from San Pedro
Sailed at 10 A. M.. steamer Atlas, for San
Francisco. Arrived at 11 A. M., and left up
at 1 P. M.. steamer San Pedro, from San
San Francisco, Feb. 7. Arrived steamers
Governor, from Seattle; Harry Luckenbaeh.
from Balboa; Alliance, from Corinlo; bark
W B. 1 Flint, from Honolulu. Sailed
Steamers Alaskan, for Honolulu; Willamette,
for Astoria; Kauri (British), for Lyttleton.
Payta, Feb. 5. Arrived Steamers Colusa,
from San Francisco; Stanley Dollar, from
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