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YClLs. L.VI . 1 1 . I ..-". i uuiu.a.u, mimv.ii - t
Cod Reception of Conti
nental Army Is Cause.
BRECKENHIDEE ALSO GOES
Assistant Secretary Resigns
in Loyalty to Chief Whose
' . Views He Shared.
SUCCESSORS NOT CHOSEN
President Expected to TaVe
Personal Charge of De
fense Plans in Congress,
WASHINGTON'. Feb. !. Secre
tary Lm.lVy M. Carri.on rvi.ej to
aljy ferjiuo rretident Wi!n would
Fie 'irrevcwaUj' lupport tho con
tinental army pU r- bvw k
ppor.J the Administration" pro
gramme of settmc defimt tirao foe
President WiLon acrrpted tho res
ignation ami ha. not seleeted a uc
fat. Tho rr;.icnt fcim:f prob
ably wit take personal charge of tho
Administration' National defeat
fjtan.e, in L'ar.crvsit.
nrrekearid- AWo Rewigae.
Awutant Secretary Brovkenridfo
retried mark of loyalty to
ti. chief. whoo Views bo shared- Th
President (accepted hi resifnateUO
Tith ta'ao effect immediacy. Major
:nr! L- Scott. Chief of Staff
of tho Army. aatnmatH-al'y becomes
Secn.ary of W ar aJ interim.
It i known that or.o of Secretary
Carri,n' principal rr.M for hi
conviction that or.ty a Federal con
tinatal army. InV.ead of rooriran-l-.rd
National Guard. could to the;
main tnuitary dependcrco of tho Na
tion wa.4 hi belief that om day th
United State may bo ca"d on to de
fend the? Monro Ioe-trino and in that
tvent ke foresaw tho National Guard
mifht net ho ailabl for use out.id
of tho L'ntted States beforo declara
tion of war.
Break v it Vt iUoe. Conn.
O) th (or ten (ion on th on hand
that th continental army or. ulti
mately, universal er wa the Na
tion' only reltance. and the position,
on the other, that no ono ptaa could
b forced on Conre. President Wd
on and hu Secretary of War ported
Mr. Carrvon" rifnto wj a
on;!t urpri. to offurial Wajh-l-X'.jn
ftnraity. il mai o pc
or.al otptanation. P-rI Itocrt b
f jr tha official nnouncmr.t b had
tariI a train, with hi wife, for
N York ar.d word had bn pad
at th department that ho had "on
fwr an lr..J.'i.nt tay.
t'arly Euaort burwaatraaacrd.
Thi aouta d;f frnr of opinion
which Ud t' th hrcak bi tarty in
th yrar. when oppoaition to tho Corv
tinontat army ptan heran developing
i Co''i?v. Ttier had teen Indef
inite rAmor of tho po.ibiI;ty that
the? ;!retary of War would ! tho
latinet. hut they never wero rou.v
tran-I in official quarter. Tho
et-retary overywhero wa. rrrariied
a. ono of tho tron( men of tho Ad
min .ration, on whom tho President
Uaned in th tliffurult ituatia, both
jometn; and i n tr rr. a twr.a!. which
ha marked hi. A'i.-ninutrattoru
Tio eirfum.ttanee whu-h led up to
tho ri.'-.j'ion ar detailed in tho
y-retary' tntr pomje neo with tho
irem!ent. which waa mado puli:c to-
n::.: hy tho Whito Hou..
Pteaideat Not (oataittrd.
Tho rre-i.lent. th ctter dkc!ooo.
KrlnK that tho traminr. trriitiia.
tion ard control of m military rro
ahou'd bo under immedialo federal dl
tev'ion. lut U Pot "irrevocably r dog
matiealTy committed to any oeio plaa."
lt write Mr. Carrvon that ho coutd
not fjn any pci.'itf plan on Con-fre-.
"I m-it wckomo a frank inter
eharf of i-w.i and a patient and
thorough comparison of all tho meth
od proponed for obtainint tho cbjoct
we all hao in vio-w."
Mr. Carrvion' cor ter.tin that onty
tho p!an of tW War IVpartment
eu!d bo ronxuiered teemed to tho
J:..!nt "wholly onju.tiriabI. Mr.
BRYAN'S FOE MAY
iu nv m. nii.! U or rt:nui..
errlary I -a nr. Mirr Mcrl-y and
A(ianl Serrrtary ni-cclt
.lo A rr Mrnilonrd.
W..IIIVOT'"V. "rb. J Spet ll )
Tjlk f IN" "' lo rrrtwy "t
nr lirrl-n rfrl In Wah
l(nn loniO'l. An rarljr appointment
la f(irt"l. Th ITll-nt d-lrl to
rhoou aniin'r h-rrelary oire c-
repllnc Mr. ;rrlon'8 rji;nalloo, but
Ihe Ji.-rrt4rjr tiut'4 lmnelll e
A m.r : Ih-.- romineilljr m-rlln4
lofiuhl wr llrnrjr M. I ".mini, puo-
li.hr ft lh" lnrl 1HI Jornul;
a.cr rTrl'jr. rhalrman or le i.u'i
fortin li-n ub-ommlil: relar
lxn. or !mrr t-eparlm'nl: anl
.l.l,ri Herrrlary r.ooe!l. of the
Nf Ioartn. ,
Mr. rmJ!t. It w iJ. nan lrn
ammiM4 to Vhlnton f.r a con
frrm. He ' appotnte4 A m-
kj.--kJ.-r I1. ..1A. but roited
fr,.m adainiaa ! IVIrtvcra k.1
idrMish the ffort of X HI!m Jen
ninc Mrjaa. who lhn t"-jary
vf Male. .
Nr. rtndctl ! Itf'lonc TVmocrat
tKirins lb prlmfle ft 1 Mr
I'ln4cir n.pp-r upportc4 Mr. V.
HOQUIAM LIMITS REQUEST
federal HaMUlns Appropriation, of
$O.oo. o IS1.000. anlrd.
tl'jt I Wa . rmh. I J"M-UI.)
(oi Miam ! r to be Ibe firet
ri'r la tie failed Utalt-a to ak a r
dMclion by t'encrre In Iqjil
acrrorriatloa far a potoffiee and e4
rl fcuilSme. i'4'h U ttie amoa J il
laka br la a l-l-rm at to Kep-
rMtalle Albert JolKten. at n
tnctoa. r C. wMcn atate thai IS.-
I ifnient for a Federal buildlox for
Itcxt ilm. ao-1 Rt any more would fce
i:preeiitatle Johnaea rerenlly In
ro4uel In Concreaa a bill to appro
priate. I ! M for tho Tcdcral bulMlna
lloutam riifa'aa cnnld'r that 11.
ea la ample for aa--h buiwllnc.
BULL RUN SAVES CITY
fllwawkl MM Itlaac Threatrna
to I'amase Irgo ioctlon.
MIt.WfKIi l. r. li Spe
riaLI That Mitwa-ible ill tot !!
lr aaoihar iuiirai 1 1 r-m ana the
M!litilil Urance Hall dairorel y-l-r!r.
when fir broke oit In the
tSb Itaery alable nar Tront tret.
waa due to the abundance aad pre
aura of Bull ILun water and the -tlelty
of the Mllwaaklo volontaer fire
man, directed by Foreman Mullen.
rram an overheated atova fir
eiarted In tha frame alable and quick,
ty apraad throuch the bulldina. The
preaeuro from the Bull P'Pe wa
IJ pounde. Pamae waa about !.
covered bv laaurance. Cap Kerr owned
SWITCHED OFF ARCS BLAZE
I.lchl n lrlnilon Hrljliirr Than
l;er. Thowch Power I Off.
t'attt te wlro ant power lioea en
taacied br the rev.nl atler thaw
ce"Kd bo repaired, the Tortiand Hall-
r. UcM rower Company bad aald
Ih.re a sou id aot be !cbt In the atreet
area la ome dietrtrte.
Hit o nnaceounied for aen-y
lat Blht deereed that In II of the
arc In tnlastoa. alon t'.lfhih and
Mnth aireel north of Broadnar. Ihere
aou 4 bo iht. and more llfht than
. eia4 ef "Irouble" ain earchd
hih aad low Uat niehi lo a-ertaln
ftaace the power and decided an are
wire matt bae fal'.aa aero the trcel
car powar tinea.
MINE ABOARD SINKS CRAFT
I niowa Vp After Taking f;
ploaiao I'ron tea.
rIUi. Tela. I The sinking of th.
B.Mca imack Pupl.l off th mouth of
Ifte Girend. Mori J a, aa Ihe reautt of
Ike . 4p.oio of a floating sr.ln which
fc.4 been nl(. 4 an. I hauled aboard the
iiwk. le announced la a Uaa
( from La Roche!!..
The aleamar and all member of the
cr.w wero lost.
ICE RUINS STEEL BRIDGE
pam hrr Jolm Hay al Cottonwood,
Or.. I ler-troyed.
n7AJ" . Feb. I. l.-ipeciai.)
The t.el briJi. which spans the John)
t Kiv.r al Collonwood on Ihe I
Waaco-Condon road wa destroyed yee
lr!r by aa Ice Jam.
Th. Ic. pHr4 ! a d'Plh of 40 f.et
N. for. tfe pier collapsed. The lam
ae. a eatlmated by Id County Com
missioner. I $!-
TURKS POSTPONE INVASION
t:i-rdliloa Again ly4 Wall on
Completion of Itailroad.
TARI.e. FrlK ! The Geneva corre-
tvoadeat ef th Tempa sas le Turh-l-n
ep.-lilloa ai.m.l KkpI appear
lo have b. postponed- pending com
pletion ot tie laltroaad which I being
contr-4ci. to Ike F.lpt'an frontier.
Two trantode of munillona are ar
riving dAt'y at Constantinople from
PLANNED BY MOOSE
Leaders Making Elabo
ROOMS ALREADY RESERVED
Effort to Be Made in Repub
SUPPORTERS TO BE THERE
Huglx-a Malrmrnt Iloountrnancln;
of Name In belrctlun of
letrgate pnr Coloorl'a
Men to New ActUlty.
rMir.G Feb (Special.) Be
ll' f that an effort will bo made by
Itooaavelt men lo etarapede the Repub
lican National convention for tha Colo
nel waa eipreeaed In Republican clrxlaa
today, followlna; Ih announcement by
Juatic lluchca that he la oppoated to
Ihe u of hi name In connection
with the nomination of delegate to
Rooaeeeti men are coming lo Chlcaao
In larc Dumber the week of Ih Re
publican and I'rocreaaivo convention.
both of which are to b.ln June ?.
Itoooaa Nearly All rteOTrveat.
Il.eervatlon of room In nearly
every hotel have been made. Includ
ing the principal ult for tha ue
of ha Colonel and a.ven floor for
Mouarr In the 1 ttalte. Kffort hare
been made by Progreaalvea to obtain
lick-la lo Ihe Republican convention
In the CoII.eum. acrordln; to report
In political circle.
hevetal thouaand Rooeve;t men will
be In the convention. It waa aald. at
the time the cry for the Colonel I
atartrd. and they will Join In Ih bed
lam that la expected to follow.
In addition lo the room for ftf
I'roareeeive party leader and delo-
ate( and tho ault for the Colonel
hi ma' If at tha L Salle. ;o4 ar la
b taken cara of In tha Adlt. luro
Hotel and mora than 100 In tha Con
greaa. I'eeklaa l.eta kVlorenflaa Itaana.
tieorse V. I'erkln. a Bnanclal backer
of the Hull Mooe parly, haa rnfd
the tlorenllne room In the Concraea
and other room there. A report that
Medill Mi-Cormlrk had taken the Flor
entine room waa denied by him today.
I have taken three room for my
own uae. ald sir. JicLorroic a. 1
do not know what Mr. Perklna baa
That tha Colonel I comln; to Chi-
raia convention week no one doubt.
II. ha aald that he wcild come If
lhre were a chance of amalgamating
Ih Mooae and the Republican. Tboae
who know Colonel Itooaevelt realize
that he would Inetet on ualng hi own
brand of aolderlnc material In forming
A report apread today that agent of
Mr. I'erkln had negotiated with mana
ger of theater in Michigan avenue
for noonday Progreaalv meeting dur-j
. Mt'li4 on I 4. Column I
THERE'S NO TELLING
I I -v I U
200 POISONED AT
M t'STAKD COIKM: HASTILY IN
TEItrOSKD AJ-TKH SOIT.
New Arrlililt.iop of Chicago Makes
Quip on I'act That Church and
Stale Ksfapo Danjcr.
CHICAGO. Feb. 10. Two hundred of
a dlatlnguialied lift of 400 banqueter
who attended a dinner given tonight
to Chlrago'a new Catholic archbiahop.
Moat Reverend CJeorge 'Wllllum Mun
derleln. were taken III of ptomaine
poleonlng after the aoup course.
The archblHhop did not partake of
the aoup. nor did Governor Dunne,
who waa among those- present, and
"You will noia that tha church and
plate are fc. remarked the arch
bishop, looking at the Governor, when
It waa possible to resume the meal.
There wcra several distinguished
physiclana present and they agreed In
short order on the treatment, namely
mustard and walrr. It was efficacious
and In half an hour the festivities were
Tl banquet was tlic first formal
social function of tho welcome of the
archbishop to his new charge.
HAY SCATTERED FOR SHEEP
O.-W. It. at X. Company Goes lo Ttc-
llcf of Marvlnj; ITocka.
Prompt action by the freight depart
ment of the 0.-W. R. & N. Company a
few day ago saved thouaand of head
of sheep In various parta of Central
Oregon from starving.
The aheep were found to be snow
bound and out of range of available
supplies of food. Thla situation wa
communicated to If. K. IouneOury. gen
eral freight agent for tho 0:.-W. It. &
V. Company In Tortland. who arranged
to carry large quantitlea of hay on
passenger tralna to various point on
the Ke.lerr. and Central Oregon branch
lines, whence It was distributed to the
flock meat era and fed to tha sheep.
In thla manner ihe sheep were en
abled to survive the aevere weather.
FIRE-TRAPPED MEN SAVED
Twenty In Elks' Club Herued; Mo
vie Audience Eeaca Orderly.
FORT IOlGU la.. Feb. 10. Twenty
members of the Kike Club here were
trapped In the rlubroom and were
rescued with ladders by tha fire de
partment late today, when a gaa ex
plosion In Ihe liutler throe-story build
ing caused damage -amounting to
On hundred and fifty women and
children In a moving picture theater on
tho ground floor marched out In good
order when they smelled smoke and
were Informed that th smoke was
from a furnace.
MORE ALLIES IN SAL0NIKI
Trooj With Artillery Continue to
TAR1S. Feb. 10. "Troop "of the en
tente allira continue landing daily with
artillery." say a dispatch to the Temp
today from Saloniki. "Field Maranal
von Mackensen haa been on tho oppo
site front sine February 4.
"Other Information la that tho rail
way bridge across the Vardar at Ku-
dova has been rebuilt.
"The German heavy artillery with
tha Bulgarian army is suffering from
nndequat food auppori.
JUST WHAT A FRIGHTENED PACHYDERM WILL DO.
Front Is Imperiled by
CZAR'S STRATEGY REVIEW'
Rear-Guard Actions Foil At
tempts of Germans.
CAMPAIGN NOT DECISIVE
Stanley Washburn Tells How Musco
vites Extricated Themselves
From lecralc Situation.
Heavy Damage Done.
BT STANLEY TVASHBL'RX.
War corresoondent of the Chicago
Tribune on the Russian front, now re
turned to the United States. Tubllshed
by arrangement with the Tribune.)
in me.rf.rn warfare with its wide ex
tended fronts, there develop in every
theater of operation wnai migni
called the keystone of the strategy
herein. The breaking ot a certain line
nn - i.e.. .r.le results In tne puums
out of tho keystone of the arch and
resulting chaoa In tho wnoie line.
hough it may be that out a single
irmy of many has been seriously
Thts i what took place In Galicla.
At the Inception of the movement the
three center crops of the third army
wero practically wiped out and the
whole Gallcian lino thrown into con
fusion. The one sector being broken
and the ono army being thrown back
necessitated changes in the whole
front from Warsaw to the Bukowina.
Mrateglc Retreat Begwa.
General Ewart'a army (the fourth),
which had been standing for months
north of the Vistula on the Nlda River,
found with the retreat of its southern
ally that it flank waa dangerously un
covered. It wa Instantly realised that
to save tha line the four corps of
F.warts must begin a retreat, which
would keep Its flanking corps in touch
with tha nearest corpa of the army to
tm.4i.i.lv after the Gallcian drive
Ewarts fell back in what might be
o.n.rf . .vmoathetic movement. I w
i. iki. .rmv several times during thl
movement and can speak with accuracy
of what the German aaveruseu us
I have been in all of Ewarts fourth
army corps except one and have talked
with officers and men from all of these
All insisted this army was not
compelled by any local situation to re
ie..t hut that had !t been operatlni
without any connection with the line as
.hni. it could have advanced, it is
ia. i.t. in the war for a detailed dls
cussion of the tactics of Ewart'a re
Rear GoarsI Fights Vigorously.
n-hii. the fourth armv was chancim
H. front to an eastern position two o
its corps alone accounted for more than
25.000 German and Austrian casuame
(Concluded on IS, Column 6.
VIOLIN IS DAMAGED
$2000, IS CHARGE
F. T. CUAPMAX AXSWEKS SUIT
OF $15 FOK IIEPAIKS.
Instrument, Declared to Be Master
piece of Petrus Ciuarncrfus,
Said to Have Been Ruined.
In a counter claim to an original
suit for the collection of a Ho bill for
repairs, F. T. Chapman maintains that
.c -n & Ilealy Company damaged
S0 .,ln to the extent of fSOOO. and
ina case went on trial yesterday be
fore Circuit Judge Gatens. The violin
in question is said to be a masterpiece
of Petrus Guarnerius, a violinmaker of
Venice, and is alleged to have been
ruined, the tone having been irrepar
ably spoiled by the scraping of the
back cf the instrument.
The defendant, in his counter claim.
admits there is due for repairs $15.95
and deducts that amount from the
$2000 damages he would ask.
Depositions by famous violinists of
the country as to the worth of the
instrument in question were read to
the court yesterday.
MRSM'CORD TO BE STAR
Bauniann Musical Comedy Will Be
"The Promise Behind the Hearth." a
musical comedy by Alexander. Bau
mann. will be given Sunday night at
the wiss Hall. Third and Jefferson
streets. A number of well-known lo
cal people will appear in the cast, and
Mrs. Catharina Krieg-McCord will star
as the herd Kirl of the Austrian Alps.
With Miss Helen Fromme. she will
eing the "Freischuetz Duet."
Others who are prominent in the
cast are: Victor Wasini, Joe Rora
and Maximilian Luke. Singing parts
are also taken by Karnest Baer, Fritz
Schnurbusch and William Ross. Mem
bers of the Portland Social Tnrn
verein will assist.
CAT TRAVELS 23 MILES
Feline, lisatifietl With City Life,
Goes Distance to Former Home.
TENDLETON, Or., Feb. 10. (Special.)
Sam Jinkins, a prominent farmer,
maintains that he owns the champion
cat in the state. Recently Mr. Jinkins
brought the cat to the city from his
farm, 23 miles from Pendleton.
Discontented with its new home, tha
cat disappeared and this week Mr. Jin
kins upon going to the farm found the
cat on the Job.
WHITMAN FAVORS HUGHES
Governor, However, Denies He Has
Been Promoting Candidacj.
ALBANY. Is'. T., Feb. 10. Governor
Whitman reiterated today his belief
that Justice Hughes would be the
strongest Republican candidate for
He denied at the same time that he
had been active in promoting the
Hughes candidacy or had been asso
ciated with Frank H. Hitchcock in the
interest of any Presidential aspirant.
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature,
degreea; minimum, 44 degrees.
TODAY'S Occasional rains; south to west
Secretary Garrison and Assistant Secretary
Ureclcentidge resign. Page 1.
Brandels' connection with New Haven case
under criticism. Page 2.
Germany and Austria give notice that
armed merchantmen will be treated aa
warships after March 1. Page 3.
Republicans assure Wilson of support for
strong non-partisan Army bill. Page ?.
Mr. Garrison originator of continental army
plan. Page 4.
Old-time eiemy of Bryan may enter Cabinet.
Garrison's opposition ,to National Guard
ayatem defined in letter to Wilaon.
Federal Chamber of Commerce ratifies plan
for defense mobilization. Page 7.
Moos, planning to stampede Republican
convention for pooaevelt. Page 1.
Indictments against 33 In German bomb plot
cases formally returned. Page
E-2 explosion laid to Kdlson battery by
counsel for commander. Page 2.
Lone robber holds up Oregon people on
train In Wyoming. Page 5.
Murder myntery faced In discovery of school
girl's corpse. Page 5. I
Two hundred poisoned by ptomainea at ,
dinner to archbishop. Page 1.
Five ex-White Sox now In Weatern League.
Frank farmer dens mask aa strategy to
.et new bouts. Page J4.
Columbia University defeats James John
High school at DasKeioati. rage
Oregon Aggies defeat Whitman again.
Flood damagea at Seattle diminishes. Page 6.
Woman'a 'rat" Is admitted In Booth mur
der trlsl. Pace 13.
W. .1. Sutton is figured as Republican can
didate for Governor of Washington.
Commercial and Marine.
Enlarged market for Columbia River salmon
in Bngland. Page 111.
Export buying causes rally in Chicago wheat
marlieu rune J J-
Wide advancea scored by copper atocks at
.New York. Page is.
Commercial and Marine.
Portland backs Astoria naval-base move.
Tahon-s. with list, thought In danger In
Ice Iioe. page is.
Portland and Vicinity.
Crest of flood expected today. Page 1.
Portland and Vicinity.
Instrument makers charged with damaging
violin $2000. Page 1.
Shoe prices jup.p. says Portland dealer.
home from fc.uat. I age J.
Washington. D. C audience thrilled by
Columbia Highway pictures, page a.
Ve:lier report, data and forecast. Page 19.
Slid, wrecks home; damago in many parts
of city continues, page is.
Civil Service Board criticises Mr. Daly.
Mrs. G. K. Benjamin suddenly disappears.
Tardv Republicans must hasten to get Lin
coln banquet tickets. J age i.
Y M. IT. A. workers arrive, page li.
Transcontinental railways will revive col
onist rstes. Pago a.
One Jii'.icl. one fieed in two liquor cases, i
HIGHER WATER IS
Maximum of 19 Feet
YESTERDAY'S RECORD 18.8
High Point Due to Be Held Un
DAMAGE REPORTED SLIGHT
Columbia Kiting Slowly, but Ieo
Jams Hold Volume Back, and
as These Go lyver Will Rise. .
Many Doclis Submerged.
Heavy rains Wednesday night and
yesterday forced the Willamette rtivcr
to rise fully a foot above what had
been predicted, the official gauge
reading at 5 o'clock yesterday after
noon being 18.8 feet, and the river is
to remain nearly stationary today and
tomorrow at a height of 19 feet above
Weather Bureau reports late yester
day were that the river reached a stage
of 15 feet above zero at Orgon City at
11 o'clock in the morning and up to 5
o'clock had remained stationary, so tho
crest of the high water is looked for
Rise for Day -S Feet.
For 24 hours ending at 8 o'clock yes
terday morning the Willamette gained
2.8 feet here and was shown to be
18 feet on the gauge, but tip to 5
o'clock it climbed only 8-10 of a fool.
More of the lower docks along the
West Side, at Oak and Pine streets,
were covered last night and on the
lower level of Ainsworth dock there
was about 18 inches of water at S
The northern part of Ainsworth dock,
which is higher than the main struc
ture, was about six inches above the
water at 8 o'clock and men were en
gaged in shifting freight there to the
upper level. There was about three
feet of water on docks at the foot of
The official readings of river gauges
as forwarded to the weather bureau
last night were as follows:
Official Headings Given.
Height Change r.alnrall
Flood In feet since since
Stations slacc. at 3 P.M. SA.M. 8 A.M.
The Dalles... ) ."i.! 0.4
Vancouver. . . . 1.1 12. :i -f 1 n -
Jofl'erson 10 S.ll ". 0.1S
Mc.Mlnnvllle. . :ir. ::i 1.0 I.P'2
Oregon City.. . 1'.' l"' l -M l 0.11
Portland 13 It-.s O.S 0.22
The Upper Willamette and tributaries
continue to recede and the rise in the
Columbia is not rapid. The gain at
The Dalles between 8 A. M. and 5 P. 31.
yesterday was four-tenths of a foot,
and at Vancouver in the same time
the stream rose one foot. The Snake
River is said to bo rising.
Backwater May Be Avoided.
In spite of the Columbia going up
it is hoped the water In the Willamette
will have run out before the Columbia
reaches a stage that will tend to create
backwater. Judging from the current
rampant yesterday, which rivermen es
timated at from four to five miles an
hour, the Columbia has had no marked
influence so far.
A letter received by District Fore
caster Beals yesterday from Lockmaa
ter Tompkins, at the Cascade Locks,
was to the effect there was an ice jam
there and water had backed up to a
height of 11 feet. There was no ma
terial change reported by him last
night and so far as known the ice Jam
Records Not Available.
As to general conditions the weather
bureau was unable to obtain informa
tion from a station at Tatoosh, at the
entrance to the Puget Sound, and North
Head, near the mouth" of the Colum
bia, because of lines being down, but
from Seattle a maximum wind velocity
during the day of 52 miles an hour from
the southwest and at Tacoma 36 miles
from the same direction was reported.
The North Pacific disturbance was
said to bo central over British Colum
bia and light to moderate rains fell
during the day in Western Washington
and Oregon and Northern California,
also in the extreme western part of
Montana, while snow fell in Eastern
Montana. North Dakota. Minnesota and
the region of tho Great Lakes.
Rain Predicted for Today.
Occasional rain is looked for in this
district today with' diminishing south
erly winds and slightly lower tempera
tures. The precipitation at Portland
was 1.03 inches for 24 hours ending at
5 P. M. yesterday, and the maximum
temperature was 3 degrees.
In the harbor there was a noticeable
absence of drift as compared with that
running Wednesday. The gasoline
schooner Jack Burnham furnished the
principal excitement of the day when
she broke away from her moorings at
the Hawthorne dock and lodged against
a Morrison-street bridge pier. The tug
Triumph was sent to her assistance and
the schooner was finally towed away,,
but she sustained a broken must and
damage to her rail and planking. A
partly submerged Darge broke its moor
ings at the dock ot tne standard Box
& Lumber Company and, shifting into
the stream, whirled around several
times and brought up against tho
steamer Wauna, striking her twice.
but no damags resulted.
The Shaver Transportation Com
pany's vessels Henderson, Cascades and
Echo were required to move a raft up-
tCuncludcd on 1'ae G. Coluuiu u.)