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I. VI. NO. 17,Il I lll..l. mtl.Wll.l, .-.V J w JH.m. . ...... - ,
National Guard Wins
a:r in cokgress is cleareo
House Committee Offers Its
ThanVs to Wilson.
400.000 TO BE RECRUITED
rrraidrnl to fir Aalhoct jed to Draft
tour Hod la :rnl of War.
1-ecal SHUn BrUnnJ
lo Ba .Vwirrd.
TM.-nrN'.TOV. rva. II A aw Bot
f Bar-mooy n4 co-op rat n oa Na
IiomI d.fn prrMem. .. struck la
t Hons military rommillM today a.
a ;ri ra I of to r!ntloa af
.--r'rv fr!oa of th War P-pai-teeac.
t! f-uo4 tprit-a la th
,lptiot of a reootutioa) 4rlrin( th
e--mm:tr .rpf.itin of ta con f 1 -nea
li.tMol WiIm. reeooed la It
ml in fa commillM. ll-
Io.t la M. orrpo.leo: wit a Mr.
, n-p'tia rnarac-tvr af t
f-.lfn,f m5.i"l OT th fact
tnn tn r,-t-tioi wa offer4 by ftt
(.fiiii ia Kan a. of Con Torn to. raak
m Utp'tMic mmr of to commit-la-.
"! of hot n. riiiii'"tiiil
rin:mi'! 'Ur 0t IH War le-r.-a-y
. wit'id- l 4 r-ufct ant
-Bt ("- l' ' de.tr t"il "
( .iioui.t fk out It. Arsnr -l.m..
in !. I M of I', ow Jdt:moe,
t!..PiC. H person! pref.reae I r th
rn'ia..tl army - BaiTo-rata,! y
.V- Urvlai 4l h A"- Hf Col-Wat-.
T al r.u't. tier -.
:rifi.-oii.r af 1 rof.inl al
ni.Mphtr. . ni in urac of .ypport
f.. t bill. !! will bo dr.f:ei from
el-nt of lat id' tat fcer-tofoC
aai . oqt. acaii.t t m4'ur-
.aa4 a- rnal.
fa rirituiw.. II l fc!i..f. th bill
a ill rfgiiml aa ffrt lo ia . rr-e-t
rt iir- :i of th- r'or of ln
r,5''-t'-t ailt" l"i
t i fiior;:i..t:rta of ta Noliooal
; .i it bo .oifM a. a )NCiCul
tir lb m-rtn-nul Mtmf plon.
nil ..tap. Ulll b'tTinaln l
tr.fln of ISo m'.'r rf lakrn
"1- by btt anl ''nolo
m iioi. Ii.'ia aiil Uk np to "r
J.T. T Itaioo rntmr! t.o brnucbt
la a eto lo-lr r'46'"' aarla oa
Tbo flnal ma-'iro to I No f"T.l
Vnt lot bl " UI com
trmnlo. it l. lhoult.
r.f at l..rtio' !. o.
TS- Itou.o bat. II la tprl-f. ilt
trnMo fnr pomnt of Nolioal
. irlcnan in. romply alibi alt ru
I .Nona U.4 4oa by fonifm on a
bo.ia u(ru-i-it y tibral o lnuro tbo
..-fjiia of pproimatly .)'
m-n. Ilto nllimota ! of Ibo aropo4
Ta aiaho corto a ailbit iy for r4.
t"aj ao la lima of wor of al tnoa
who particlrat- la M pym. Ifto
Ua eont-mplt. autborl.anaT tbo
iTooictont lo drotl tbota lata a foloa
To tno-r.Sor. of i"ntii aro !r
liol'r onooimou. la lh erinlon lhat
axfua tu fll ron.titutionol
iBurity la aaari .utra a m.f. and
tsl II ri" bo o f.j-mu;ot4 aa lo wlt.
,jJ ny attoa-k tbrousH Ifto curl.
I.ato lo '0 Iota ttolalla.
rtty tna adminlatratloa of tho low
routj bo o f i wtt lo Wor I-apart-cual
It lo p-apw4 aio la prol4o
il-r tftooo raciUtiont far IH -ufillnatloo
of ootisimoBI poVo4a. pbl
. al.nJtrita. an I tio .mlntlon
Mi k offl.-ora a;ro. nt. by atal ku
ivrit. ma. I poo lr aa a4uato
rooorvo mymfm tnr IHo atuor4 n4 for
ca4MKo4 inotkod. af rvr'4ltia.
r-ToT.ioo ao wltt ba ra4o no4r
wbirk th naota of troapa ! bo fur-nla-io4
by k !alo an4 tko propor
tion af artlf.rf. ra.alry. ts(ltr,
orp. aa4 otnr ?ov-ial aoryu-a
tru.)j o'..4 bo 4trmlo.4 by Iko Wr
;;wtmi. -oct.. r4orol arpro
vrt.i.ont ul bo fropoo-4 f-f Iko nsala
taon.-o of tlooai B"ro cot!y rpoclal
araa lrapa by IA tt.
Inaw taaa o4 -o rotrtalav
Tko oititadoa la Ik ato cocnmil.
a aot a.: I erj.'a: Ho4 ft la
lr.-.t-4. ka..f. tkol It UcloU
In for ta ff tltl Army will art -id
a;Mit:.'r all of IK of tka
n.r Ca::ca a ta arcaaualtoa as4
tbal It will bo aroapo!oc r fria
Army rooori 1 al'i(a4 ta butut
b- kn4 n. ( a forvo trior Ibok
tuat IK aurakora ta tka frr -ltk lb
A ta tk 'o af tko iaa4ia Array,
tha wits tk color, it I t4.ct4
mat t o ot bill ajin coo4 lb
aroaoo af ana ako4 y Wn.
lory Carruoa a-l atoay foaator al l
ur IS fu,!t Z .'' atai lratk
uA( by IBa War p!roo. rkoirmoa
OomftorUia prparo- a bill carry
nt aut tka M af ll 4l4 by
tk War O:io aa4 blck ou d
roi4. a far' witk tk color af aa.
araiatai.ty Ht.to anoa.
I.4ooiaol Woa4Mafaa laota4o4L
It aa ar Ibl Ua tkat Paw-rotary
Ctrn.Mii ar4 ooaatar Oarabor:!
fnrt ft -4 f I. C'a
TTJ.w .- .-- n xr cITI'DTHV l.'I.MtlMT A IfV 1 f. lOlfi.
JAPANESE HELP IS
vulvw m:ns mi:x Ai.nr.AnY
AHK OX WAY TO CAUCASUS.
rarpaw Said to It to II lot k At
tack by (rrman I'orcc In I.rar
of Slnal Prnlnonla.
WASHINGTON. '- II. ipciat
firporia al4 lo bat coma rrom tl
Vienna Forrlen Offic iarh4 WaJ
incton lo4y ta lh effort that th ra
cont p-il mlion of th Caafa
coooln. Grar-4 Dull Ntcholaa Mlcharl
arlrh. to Tokio ha4 for It purpa tka
portinpalion of Japan la IMa 4-fcna of
th tittoa an4 AHa Minor and that Jap
,nM. troop ar lanajin al VU4io
,i.,k an4 prortrdmc overland from
1-r.rt Ari:or for actual crlc In th
Tlrlr aJcullnallon l dtx-larrd by H
r.prt to ba tha Volk K!er. when
they will bo tranaportcvl to tha Caaplan
.-a-a and lhcn- to Aia Minor an4
.irla. Tho purpo-a of lh motromrnt !
ai4 In l rrport to l t blockln
of an attack of lh Gorman lore, oa
th final rcntnula In tr rr and IB
Japan' army offiror ar dclar4 to
bo analouat to try conclusion with Gn
vral Mc-koon and Ucooral '"'
olta In that ctlon.
Itualai4 that rhik rtr Ootft
on tt4nbur. coum of Iti mlrr of
tho German principality of OMenour
aa4 brothrr-ln-law of lh ."ar. ba
tendered Iho ua of hl lle In th
tran-rancau for barrarka and ho
oitai Th report. If correal I r-
a.r.1'4 aa .Icnlfylnc tha movement of
Ur b"-lle of trop Into that aoctioa
In h near f utor.
WOMAN SMUGGLER JAILED
Millln-rr of San lranrl--ro IMcatl
t.allty to lar:--.
NTW T'nK. reb. ll A .rl'nr of
. ' . i.il r.itrtr- ta rfecl.r
V BJ1 t J ' ' ' ' '
4oMto mrvhnlo broucht tntothl
en-mtry a prraoml '. " "
poeo4 by -o4erl Judr flaytoa to
4.y on M'. rraitia PaicS'tl. a han
tateBo ao. pronounced nfter th
woman h4 fl'a-ii cuilty t
rhorire. ahfc h w . thot h rtefruH'4
tkO llotafnlO'llt OUl Of 4ulle. BCSre-
Citma 1 IT. Ju4o rtaln l4 that
tia ra-srette4 binat to lmp-o brh
.alan.a. b'4l thot It tl-c-aa.rt to
pul a tp lo mulp
SPRir.G ARRIVES ON MARS
I lr( Thaw C at Kift a Xorih Cap
oa Nrl;lirnt I' la net.
n.irjTllT. Aria. Feb. II. Wral ap-
rr. to ho lha firot Sprln thaw oa
Mr for I hi o.n J"t ben a
te. t4 tr I atrtriomr of lh Iepwrtl
ot..r-iorT la latitude ll d(rr and
Ipntno dearcea. i a norm cop
It.eif I. tn a-ii proc of meains.
drcul.r rifl hii appeared half
way rtrou?i II ahl b I aldenlnK aod
wti.h I onnorted with lb border
tr rodi-al iril.utary rifta.
Th ti aa irr-und'4 by a clear blue
band unllk f tint of lha Tcgetatloo
PROHIBITION DOUBLY LOST
KrntmL- AM-mMr Icfcal Vrn
Mal Alrcaily llralrn la Senate.
KKANKfOllT. Feb. It. After
an a. rlmonlou debate. In th ourw of
huh a por.onal rn--ountr between
lieproenlatlr Humphrey and Kepr
enlati llaryey woe averted by other
lcl.lalor. th lower llr.ti tf the
General AemMr defeated today a
proposition lo auNmil to th yotcr of
Kentucky a ilewid prohibition con
Tha rneaaur pryiouly ha4 ben lot
la te i-'nat.
JOJO IS HIMSELF AGAIN
Win Itcotorra Health of Zoo Mon
key Prohibition Sufferer.
TTohibltion may ba all rlhU hut
not at th Vah!oten Park o. ae
eordinar ta 7--a Keeper Herman. Jo Jo.
Iho bis oo monkey. w Tory fond of
liquor befor Iho Iowa weni ary. onu
durtna Iho eotd pll. without hi cua
fmory dally ip. h contracte4 pnu
mon'.a. NotklBC could b dona appar
ent ta fit Mm up until Herman ro-
ol4. aa a lat rorl. to try aom
Jo.'o I now blrn.etf onr mcr
NEW TERRITORY IS URGED
California Woald jt power ITeal
dcnl to Iay Ixwer Calllornla.
WASHINOTON. rab. II. A rolu
lloa to aulhorii Pre.ldent Wll.on to
cotuat with Mlco for th purrha.
of teowr California waa prnted to
tka Itou today by r.epreaentalU
Ilon4.lt. af California.
..,a . aifrMM. th rOtUlot r-
rlla ou:4 protect Irrlatatloa work In
th Imperial Vall.y. T- reaoiunon
wa referred ta tk foreign affair
corn tell t.
BURNS HAS SI 4.000 FIRE
Tribaav tlalldlnz aad Voeslly Ware
mm Ham With Content..
frrnN. Or. Fa. II 4Fpcial Th
Tribua bulldlac aad tk C. II. Vot!y
warbua wr detroy4 by fir to
dy. Jtiaek la lha warebou wa
kurk.4. Tk loa I about SI ..
la. need for a boot per cent of ealua.
Fir frted a IS Tnbun office.
Ptomaines in Prelates'
EMINENT DOCTORS DISAGREE
Tempest Stirred by Misadven
ture of Noted Guests.
CLUB KITCHEN UNDER FIRE
Charge That Soup wa. Pennilled
Cool. So That Ilarlcrla Multiplied.'
Ilrlnra Proteot I'mm Chlcas
CHICAGO, Feb. 11 (.Special.) A
lemr-ot In an-1 around lh kettle which
upplled lh chicken broth that pol-
oned more than 10 iruet at the ban
ouet tiren In honor of Archbl.hop Mun-
delein at lh Cnlvrlty Club lat nlht
waa (lartrd today.
The chief development of th day
may h nimmed up a follow:
A tatemcnt a made by Dr. John
Pltl n.obrton. Commllor.er of Health.
Ihat lhu far thera l no evidence of
ptomaine plonln but that lh facta
eemed to Indlcat that th trouble wa
du lo copper or verditrl poi.onlna.
becau. lh ketll and other kitchen
utan.il were In bad condition.
lab Klirfcea Not oallary.
Condition In lh kitchen of tha Unl
vcr.Hy Tub were doecrlbed a "dirty,"
-sreaT" and -nanltary- In a report
made to lr. I;obertoo by Ir. W. W.
Arm.tronv. chief deputy of Ihe City
liure.u of Food In.pectlon. Tha kettle
In which tho ioup that poloned th
cuet wa. prepared waa found to b
corroded. Th lining wa partly off the
bottom and Ihe tralner through which
the o:p wa poured wa. arren. Th
Inveonsator. with a clean towel, wiped
th trlnr and removed verdlsrl.
famplc of focnl eerved at the ban
quel wero taken to Iho Health Ieprt
mcot laboraiorle for chemical analyl.
loll .ajt w4 III.
Many of th uet who attended th
tu.nn.uet. includinK dletlntuKhed prel
ale of Iho lioman Citnolie Church
and laymen prominent In th biinlne,
profe.elonal ana rial life of tho city,
were to 111 Ihat they were forced lo
remain In Iheir room ail day.
Announcement waa made that the
club management la doln everything
la It power to ift Iho matter to the
bottom, and that an invet;satln com
mute of three phyi-l.-ian. lociur
lidaltf Ilaktocn. t. K. Jnr.lan and
llalph Web-ter. had been appointed.
It a learned Ihat Julc Chanay.
the French chef under who direction
lh oup waa prepared, wa aubjected
lo a -cro.eaminllon" In tlie club.
N rw I teaalla ta Be ordered.
pr.'n-berton declared that the flr.t
action he would take would be lo order
lh I'niver.lty Club to aoqulr new
o.ir. kettle and othr kitchen ulen.lN
,i ene-.M.!---! on . elumn i
LNDEX OF TOWS NEWS
vrpiTrrnim u.iimum temperature, t
tl.r.. minimum, iltl decree.
TOI'AY'H IHrrea.lnr clouolneM. probable
fullooed b r.ln. warmer; lod. oecom
Japan a.d lo b (endinc troop to Cau
tout Pace 1
Oreat Kriti.h fleet In fmo condltloa for ex
sorted ee baule. paca t.
More detail come of way Belgian avenged
It lea lavell. rut X.
National Guard plan tain Impetut from
cm.on' departure, rag 1.
Conner keffh. blamed for DOlaonlng of ban
qucter at arrhbihop reception. Pt L
Dr. Lrmin aiain eludea arreat: thought to
Carlarh mu.t accept salary cut or release.
a McCredae. Pag 1".
Whitman nlays Multnomah here tonight.
Santel may lose, says O'ConnrII. rage 10.
Tenola men elect George T. Adee. of New
York. I'm It.
Columbia rises eight feel at Hood River.
l it. i.
Dot I. elves his version of death of two
oomcu la Klamath County. Pago i.
Commercial and Marine.
Market In Cuba for Oregon canned fruits.
Wheat atrong at Chicago on heavy export
bu.lce. i'aao la.
ainrk m.rk.t dull and narrow oo eta of
holiday. 1'ace 13.
Wool trade at Boston heavy and price ad
iincmi. I'aa 1.
Two steamer ar damaged at railway
bridge, lag It.
I'ocluiad and Vicinity.
School teacher case lsua a. am. rage 0.
Uncoln dav t be observed. Page 8.
Another elide cau.ee damage lo bridge
and homes. I'age 11.
Jltnrr law violators face municipal Judge.
l a.e T.
First of three r"hrltlan Science addree
heard. Faca II.
LOUD GARB BRINGS BOON
You n r- Man' a Arreft Load to Infor
mation That He la IUch.
f-iiif-Ar:rv Feb. 11. Keith Kdward
n.irvmnlo wora flaahr clothInK and for
hla reaeon wa taken lo tne pouco
.taiion he detectives tor-ay. una .
nor boon for thl. Dalrympl would
lot have known that ha waa neir io
iOn.000. Police had been on tne iook
iutfor him for four years to tell
Young Dalrymple ran away from his
ome at blloam springs. Ark.. In 1901.
II father prospered In the oil bul
iea and tiled four yeans ago. The
runaway waa tha heir.
flan on Liquor AdTertlnlnn A.ked.
WASHINGTON. Kb- " Iclcga-
tlona from Maine. Alabama and Ml..
. i. .ir.nl today urged tha Hou postal
committee to recommend passage of
the Ahercromblei bill, barring: any kind
of liquor advertising whatsoever from
mail In elates having lawa against
Fl.;9 WII.I. Fl-Y TODtr,
An appeal to raixe flags
throughout the city today, which
Is Ihe anniversary of Lincoln"
birthday, was made yesterday tyr
8. P. Vincent, chairman of the
civic bureau of the Chamber of
Commerce. In response to a re
quest from Mr. Vincent, Super
intendent Alderman agreed yes
terday to have flags unfurled on
all school buildings today. It Is
suggested that the colors also be
displayed on all business build
ings and also throughout tha
I.' LYMAN SOUGHT
Promoter Believed on
DETECTIYES CLOSE ON TRAIL
Work as Spy for German Gov
ernment Also Charged.
RECENT PROFITS ' LARGE
Police of Liverpool Asked to Be on
Lookout When Baltic Arrives.
Bondsman Spends $5000
to Aid In Pursuit.
NEW YORK, Feb. 11. "Dr." J. Grant
Lyman.-who is being sought by the
Federal authorities here on a charge
of swindling Investors in mining stocks
out of 1300.000 or $400,000 by illegal
use of the malls under the name of
John H. Putnam, has been engaged in
German propaganda, according to a
statement made tonight by postoffice
It is charged that he has been sup
plying men prominent in governmental
circles in Berlin with information ob
tained from the wife of an English
army officer, said to be a member of
tho British general statt serving in
OrTlcer-s Wife Met la I.oadon.
Lyman, the authorities say, met the
British officer's wife In London, where
he went after being convicted in Los
Anseles In 114 for mail swindles and
jumping his ball. It is averted that
she came with him to this country, oui
returned home some time sgo.
Lyman, it also developed tonight, was
once a member of the New York Block
Kxrhange. He was forced to sell his
seal, it was said, because he engaged in
the rromotlon of questtonauie enter
The authorities say i-yman e pi'
under the name of John H. Putnam
during his recent brief operations in
this city were small as compared with
sums obtained in other parts of the
country. Aside from clearing up a
fortune on Panama land development
frauds, for which he was convicted in
California. Lyman Is credited wun
having made 1300.000 through his con
nection a few years, ago with mining
Road.man aa Kualtlve'a Trail.
Gorham Tufts, of Los Angeles, who
was one of Lyman's bondsmen when
tho swindler was convicted in the
western city two yeiirs ago, has been
on the fugitive's track for six months.
Tufts, who has been in New York since
last September vainly trying lo find
Lyman, said tonight he had spent more
than 13000 for private detertives. Al
though Lyman was doing a thriving
business in this city, the detectives
reported, according to Tufts, that he
probably was in Europe or on his way
Iherov Tufta said he did not know of
Lvman'a connection with Putnam & Co.
eluded on I'age
(.olumn -. )
R NEW SWINDLES
ALASKA ON STRIKE
MUX O.V GOVERXMEXT KAILWAV
DEMAND MOKE PAY".
Commission Building Bond May
Send to Seattle for Laborers
to Continue Work.
SEWARD. Alaska, B'eb. 11. Track
laying on the Government's railroad
from Anchorage to the Matanuska coal
fields was stopped yesterday by a
strike of the steel gang working at
Sixty men. mostly Americans, quit
work, demanding Increased pay.
The striking track layers demand 50
cents an hour. They have been re
ceiving 3 7 cents an hour.
Lieutenant Frederick Hears, United
States Army, of the Alaska Engineer
ing Commission, today sent three
Deputy United States Marshals to the
scene of the strike to preserve order.
The boarding cars and the track laying
outfit returned to Anchorage.
Lieutenant Mears said that he ex
pected no trouble other than the delay
in construction work while securing
men to replace the strikers. Efforts
to obtain men here met with little suc
cess and the Government probably will
send to Seattle for workmen.
A mass meeting of laboring men held
here last night voted unanimously
against taking Jobs as strikebreakers.
The conservative element was In com
plete control of the meeting and voted
down all radical suggestions.
BLAST IS FELT FOR MILES
Six Hundred Pounds of Powder Ex
plodes in Projectile Plant.
NEWCASTLE. Del.. Feb. 11. Six
hundred ponds of powder exploded
in a dry house at the projectile plant
of the Bethlehem Steel Company near
here tonight, injuring two workmen
and completely wrecking the building.
The cause of the explosion has not
There was no one in the dry house
at the time, the irjured men being- em
ployed n an adjoining building. Sev
eral nearby structures were damaged.
The force of the blast was felt for
ROOSEVELT MEN IN FIELD
Candidates for Bcpublicnn Delcsales
Announced in Boston.
BOSTON, Feb. 11. Announcement of
the candidacies of Grafton D. Cushing,
Charles Sumner Bird. A. P. Gardner
and Robert M. Washburn for delegales-at-large
to the Republican National
convention, pledged to support Theo
dore Roosevelt for the party nomina
tion for President, was made tonight.
Mr. Bird was the Progressive candi
date for Governor in two campaigns,
and last Kail supported the Republican
candidate. Governor Mct'all.
MRS. D. C. KELLOUGH DIES
Wife of President of Walla Walla
WALLA WALLA, Wash.. Feb. 11.
(Special.) Mrs. D. C. Kcllough died
suddenly today at her home in College
Place of apoplexy. She suffered from
attack recently but was thought to be
Her husband is president of the
Walla Walla College, a big Adventist
institution at College l'lace. and promi
nent in Adventist work in the West.
PORTLAND 1, SEATTLE 1
Great Game Under Way at Puget
Sound Cily by Hockey Teams.
VANCOIVJIR, B. C Feb. 11. (Spe
cial.) First period Vancouver, 4; Vic
toria, 0. ,
SEATTLE. Wash.. Feb. 11. (Speclr.1.)
In the game tonight the Portland
team started off with a rush and at the
end or the first period had tied Se
Portland 1. Seattle 1.
STAMP TAX REPEAL GAINS
Democrats of House Ways and
Means Committee Favor Provision.
WASHINGTON,, Feb. 11. Plans of
some Congressional leaders to include
rcDeal of the emergency stamp tax in
the Administration's revision of reve
nue lawa gained headway today.
Democratic members of the House
ways and means committee are prac
tically unanimous in ravor oi me re
HUSBAND KILLED IN FUN
Wife Pnlls Trigger of Shotgun She
Didn't Know Was Loaded.
DANBURT, 111.. Feb. 11. William
Huss, a young farmer residing inree
miles .north of here, was shot and
killed by his wife today.
Mrs. Huss playfully pointed a shot
. hcV husband as thev were about
to be seated at the breakfast table and
pulled the trigger, thinking the weapon
was not loaded.
Candidate Would Muz-zle Press.
FitTnENE. Or.. Feb. 11. (Special.
L L. Bay, candidate for nomination
on the Democratic ticket for. County
Attorney, in th announcement of his
candidacy says: "I will adopt a policy
or withholding from publication infor
mation in regard to criminal matters
until , after trial, believing that cases
should be tried In the courtroom rather
than in tha press ot me county.
FL000 DEPENDS ON
Willamette Is Virtually
FALL IN RIVER EXPECTED SOON
New Rise Coming From South,
but It Is Not Feared.
ICE AT THE DALLES HEAVY
Apprehension Felt for Steamer
Ta'homa, Which Is Frozen In at
Cape Horn Damage in Port
hind Harbor Is Slight.
Gaining 1.2 feet in 24 hours ending
at 5 o'clock yesterday, and only rising
three-tenths of a foot between S and 3
o'clock yesterday, the Willamette River
virtually became stationary here in the
District Forecaster Beals says the
river will remain nearly stationary to
day and tomorrow, and unless a sharp
rise occurs in the Columbia the surplus
water will begin to run oft early in
There is another small rise on its
way down the Willamette, having been
fed by heavy rains, but it is not ex
pected to prove of consequence unless
conditions in the Columbia become un
favorable. At The Dalles the rise in the Colum
bia between S and 5 o'clock yesterday
was 1.1 feet; at Cascade Locks one foot,
and at Vancouver 1.3 feet.
Ice Heavy at The nallea.
lee was reported running lUht at
the Cascade Locks and heavy at The
The Columbia had risen rapidly dur
ing Thursday night at several places,
and ice was reported breaking up at
The Dalles and above and below there,
with the large field at Cape Horn,
where the steamer Talioma is frozen in.
appearing to be the only point where
there was not a pronounced movement
Efforts to reach the Tahoma with the
steamer Georgie Burton proved futil.)
yesterday, and so far as was ruauj.
known her position was unchanged. At
the same time it is aimed to do every
thing possible to help the vessel from
her predicament, as the pressure of ice
from upstream Is viewed as menacing.
Two Sleamera Damaged.
Two accidents in the Willamette yes
terday afternoon were credited to the
swift current and high stage of water,
the steamer Annie Comings having her
superstructure carried away on tho
'port side when she brought up against
the O.-W. R. & N. bridge, and the
steamer Shaver struck the east pier
there and lost her stem forward of the
In general the current gave trouble
in the harbor, but the day was ireo
from runaway barges, houseboats and
logs, which had been numerous during
the first four days of the week.
As to the danger of a flood in the
Columbia, the stage at The Dalles was
11.1 feet last night, and 40 feet is the
flood stage there, 46 feet being the
flood stage at the Cascade Locks, while
there was a depth there above zero of
11.2 feet and at Vancouver 15 feet is
the flood stage, and the guage showed
14 9 feet last night. The flood stage
at Portland is 15 feet, so the river was
five feet above that at 5 o'clock.
Upper Willamette Falling.
The Willamette has fallen slowly at
Oregon City since noon Thursday and
the rise here in the same time has not
been rapid as compared with the man
ner in which the stream gained pre
viously. Cooler temperatures prevail
ing yesterday are depended on to check
any rapid increase, the melting of snow
being lessened and the absence of rain
anywhere in the district yesterday di
minished the amount of surplus water
fed all streams.
The forecast for today is increasing
cloudiness, followed by rain in West
ern Oregon and Washington.
Yesterday's maximum temperature
was 40 degrees and during the pre
vious 24-hour period it was 43 degrees.
River readings at 5 o'clock yesterday
were as follows:
The IJalleS . .4"
Cab-cad Locks. 4.,
STAGE OF COLUMBIA
8 A. M.
By today' developments are looked
for on the Columbia as to the position
of the steamer Tahoma and the ice
jam there, and the effect ice carried
from above will have.
John Day Ice Break.
In a report from John Day yester
day to the offlca of Colonel Potter.
Corps of Engineers. United States
Army, It was said that ice had broken
away from there and that a Govern
ment drill scow had been safely landed
on the beach. From the trend of the
report it was assumed that the stream
had risen, loosening the Ice, and in the
general breakup the scow was hauled
to the beach before the crest of the
high water passed on.
The encroaching waters here did not
prevent auto trucks and horse vehicles
engaged in removing snow from down
town streets from getting rid of the
accumulation, for when unable longer
to reach the river, loads of snow wera
(Concluded ga Fage 14 Column ie)
in feet. S A. M.
111 0 .8
14 S 0.1