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TI1E MORXIXG OREGONIAN, FRIDAY, . FEBRUARY 18, 1916.
Interstate Commerce Commis
sion Asked to Compel Re
turn by Eastern Lines."
SHORTAGE IS NATION-WIDE
Western Roads in Serious Straits
1 localise of Scarcity of Boats,
but Condition Will Be More
Critical as Lumber Moves.
Western railroads have appealed to
the Interstate Commerce Commission
to force the Eastern lines to release
the great number of freight cars now
held at various Atlantic terminals, in
the hope of relieving. the car shortage
under which the Western territory has
been suffering ever since the first of
A meeting to consider1 this problem
will he held in New York next Wednes
day. All the Western railroads will be
represented, it is probable that sev
eral members of the Interstate Lorn
mission also will attend.
that the present shortage is ' entirely
artificial that the carriers are well
able to handle the traffic that is offer
ing if the eastern lines unload the cars
and return them to their respective
The shortage.- which is Nation-wide,
has made itself felt more particularly
in the West thait elsewhere. The rea
son for this is said to be that the East
ern lines are holding the cars of the
western lines at their terminals, filled
with various commodities destined for
Kurope. while they use their own cars,
to a large extent, to take care of fheir
local traffic. x
Loral Traffic Cured For.
So far as the Northwest is concerned.
there are enough cars to take care of
the purely local business, such as the
transportation of livestock, ruei ana
merchandise, but not nearly Enough to
handle the large volume of business
billed to the Atlantic seaboard.
At the present time the preponder
ance of trathc Is eastbound in a most
pronounced degree. It is estimated
that the eastbound movement is fully
twice as heavy as the westbound move
The principal commodity that is call
ing for car space is wheat. Inability
to procure ships on the Pacific Coast is
duo to the war and the blockades
the Panama Canal.
Hops Are Moving.
Large quantities -of hops also are
moving overland this year. The usual
volume of fresh fruits, dried fruits,
fish and other local commodities, any
of which ordinarily move by water,
also is going out of the Northwest by
rail this year.
Within the next few weeks the sit
uation will be made more acute by-
heavy offering of lumber. Dealers In
the Middle West now are In the market
for large quantities of Northwestern
finished forest products, and the local
mills are beginning to fill their orders.
This business will be on wheels Be
fore the end of the month, and addi
tional car space will be demanded.
As the shortage applies particularly
to boxcars, it has been most seVere on
grain shippers. To meet this situa
tion, however, tho carriers have started
to line the insides of their palace cars
with paper and are handling sacked
All the Northwestern lines have a
standing order with their coal agents
to ship all company fuel in boxcars, on
the theory that they will be able thus
to draw out of Wyoming and the coal
fields of the Middle West, boxcars that
can be used for grain shipments out of
PACIFIC STATES RICH
FORTY PKR CE"T OF POTENTIAL
WATERPOWER HERE I V" WEST.
Geological Survey Issues Report
Possibilities of State of Wasblng
tos Yakima Most Valuable.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, Feb. 17. Forty per cent of the
potential waterpower in the entire
United States is found in the three Pa
cific Coast States, according to the
United States Geological Survey. A
brief bulletin on power possibilities -in
the state of Washington says:
The United States Geological Survey and
the Washington Board of Geological Survey
of which Governor Krnest Lister Is president-and
Professor llsnry Dandes Is geoi
oiclst, ana co-operating in investigating the
water supply of tbe state and the related
physical features that affect the develop
ment of power and irrigation. Yakima River
is probably tbe most valuable stream- in tbe
siato. It can supply water for Irrigating
about 610,000 acres of land, besides furnish
ing 132.000 horsepower continuously and an
additional 100,000 horsepower for pumping
water during the Irrigation season. vThe fact
that only SvO.OOO acres of .land are now irri
gated, and that only H.OOO horsepower is
available from present power .plafets indi
cates great opportunities ror agricultural
and Industrial expansion. All the power es
timates in the report have been based, there-
tone, on the assumption that the water is
more useful for irrigation than for power.
The estimates given indicate that Naches
River, which Joins the Isklma Just above
North Yakima, can furnish more power than
the main Yakima and Cleatum rivers cont
ained when the water supply is regulated
for irrigation. A summary of power avail
able on Naches River and Its trlbuatries
shows that 97.900 horsepower can be used
continuously, and that an additional 63.OO0
horsepower can be used during the irriga
tion season - for pumping water to lands
which cannot be served by gravity systems.
Most of the pdwer sites ob Nacbes River will
require relatively short transmissign lines
.for tho delivery of energy. t
WINE THEFT PUZZLING
LAWS HA.VDS MAY BE TIED EVE.
IF CL'LPUIT IS CAUGHT.
Condemned Llqnor Legally of Xo Value
and District Attorney Wonder
If Proaecntloa Is Possible.
If the persons who stole the contro
band booza from the forbidden "wine
cellar' of the Courthouse are caught,
under what law can they be prose
cuted? This is a question propounded by Dis
trict Attoraey Evans yesterday. The
liquor was condemned. It had no value,
for the day following it was to be
poured Into the courtyard. To commit
larceny one must steal something of
value. Tbe question brings up some
fine legal points which may have to be
threshed out in the courts. ,
If proved that the men broke into
the basement where the liquor was
kept, they might be charred under
other statutes covering forcible entry.
As yet, the men have not been caught.
An investigation by District Attorney
Evans yesterday led to no discoveries
which can be made public. It is prob
able that when the culprits have been
found there" will be no action before)
the case is put up to the grand jury.
The boast of Constable Weinberger
that he knew the two men who had
made away with the liquor did not re
sult In any arrest Je6terday.
Chemical analysis of .the contents of
one of the barrels of liquorand of the
wine found cached showed that ' the
cached wine had an alcoholic content
of 11.7 per cent and the other of but
3.31 per cent. District Attorney Evans
believes that the thieves mixed whisky
with the wine.
COURT CLfiSES AT TOLEDO
Jurors Scorn Stoolpigeon Testimony
In Bootlegging Cases.
N'EWPQRT, Or.. Feb. 17. (Special.)
Circuit Court at- Toledo came to a
close today after a two weeks' session,
the longest in the history of Lincoln
County. Judge Skipworth will return
in May -to take up a few cases he was
compelled to postpone to-enable him to
appear at the. Circuit Court of. Lane
County, which convenes next Monday.
PASSENGER .VESSEL OPERATED
PORTLAND TO JOIN SHAVER-TOWING FLEET.
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There were quite a number of indict
ments for violation of the prohibition
law, four of which were tried, all re
sulting in acquittal. The others were
postponed and will probably be dis
missed, as Lincoln County jurymen
have refused to srive credence to the
testimony of stool pigeons.
It is estimated that the prosecutions
arising from the evidence they secured
will cost the county more than J3000.
Only one small fine of $50 was recov
ered, from a young farmer who pleaded
guilty to giving liquor to a minor.
DAILY CAR LIST ORDERED
Oregon Commission to Keep Tab on
' Available Hulling Stock.
SALEM. Or.. Fob. 17. (Special.)
Railroads operating in Oregon were
notified today by the -Public Service
Commission to report dally on the
number of cars which are available for
use by Oregon shippers. The action
was taken so that if Oregon does not
obtain its just share of cars the ques
tion can be taken up with the Inter
state Commerce Commission. Lumber
mills have complained that they were
unable to obtain enough cars.
The Interstate Commerce Commission
today telegraphed the Oregon Commis
sion to know the car situation in Ore
gon. According to the telegram, con
gesting of freight at Atlantic seaports
and Gulf of Mexico points has caused
serious car shortage throughout the
HIDE OFFERED FOR LICENSE
Hunter AVants 93 Marriage Termit
$2 Bobcat Skin.
' If bobcat hide bounties had been $3
nstead of $2 H. W. Hoberg. of 267 Hal
sey street, might have demanded a
marriage license with thev skin he
handed over to Deputy County Clerk
Could that purchase a marriage ii
cenee?" he asked.
So. not this time." replied the
clerk: "But if the bounty was 3 in
stead of 2, we might be able to oblige
Well, I'll brine; in two skins next
ime," said Mr. liooerg, grinning, as
The bobcat had been killed near
Linnton during a day's sport.
BARN PROTEST HEARING UP
Council Today Will Hear Arguments
on Letting Permits.
Property owners within 100 feet of
four proposed new barns in the resi-
ence sections of the city -win nave
chance before the City Council this
morning to protest against the erec
tion of the barns. The protest meet
ing will be held in accordance with the
provisions of the barn ordinance.
The applicants for the barn permits
are: Lizzie Goldstein. Vernon Addition;
Fannie Sisley, Mount Tabor district
R. Hartley. Good Morning Addition
A. H. Buxton. East Thirty-seventh and
SCHOOL BOND VOTE CALLED
Koscburg Election for $75,000 Is
sue Set for March 1 1 .
ROSEBURG. Or.. Feb. 17. (Special.)
At a special meeting of the Roseburg
School Board today an election" was
called for March 11, when the voters
will be asked to authorize bonds in the
sum of $75,000 for a new high school
building here. It is - estimated that
the new building and equipment will
cost approximately 190,000.
The new structure will replace the
one recently Durnea nere.
Unit of New Road Being Finished.
GRANTS PASS, Or., Feb. 17. (Spe
cial.) George W. Boschke, the newly
appointed chief engineer for the Cali
fornia & Oregon Coast Railway, in
process of construction from Grants
Pass to the California coast at Cres
cent City, has arrived in this city from
San Francisco and is rapidly placing
the lS-mile unit of the road already
constructed in condition for the haul
ing of heavy freights which are ex
pected in the ear future.
La Grande Defeats Pendleton.
LA GRANDE, Or.. Feb. 17. (Special.)
Pendleton High was taken into camp
by the La Grande basketball team to
night, S3, to 23. The game was exceed
ingly fast and furious. La Grande got
the lead early and kept it with furious
floor work. . .
JITNEY QUESTION UP
Police Want Ruling on
ACT IS HARD TO ENFORCE
Inspector Said to Issue Permits
Calling for"One-Hour Run Daily ,
and Cars Change to Taxis
at Moment's Xotice.
Tielievine- that the manner In which
Municipal Jitney Inspector Gill is Is
suing licenses to jitneys is not in ac
cordance with the intent of the Jitney
ordinance. Mayor Albee has asked City
ON COQUILLE RIVER COMES TO
Attorney LaRoche for a ruling. Mr
LaRoche' expects to have it in a jday
Although the ordinance was intended
by the Council to require the jitneys
to operate regularly between 6 A. M.
and 8 A. M. and 4:30 P. M. and 7 P. M.
every day. 4t has been differently in
terpreted by the jitney inspection de
partment. The jitneys are required to
file a schedule of their trips. Ac
cording to the "ruling of the Jitney in
spector, they may tile a schedule to
make trips during one hour or even
less In a day. They .are required then
to operate only during that time, but
may operate longer if they desire.
City Attorney LaRoche has been
asked to pass upon the question of
whether they can operate only during
the time they schedule in 'their li
cense application. Mayor Albee says It
would seem that if they are licensed
to operate only one hour during the
dav they would not be at liberty to
operate at other times.
Also Mr. LaRoche is asked if it Is
lawful for the jitneys to run as jit
neys part of the day and as taxica-bs
the rest of the time. The rulings have
been asked by the police, through
Mayor Albeev Much difficulty is being
had in enforcing the ordinance because
of the conflicting rulings on the sub
ject of the licenses. .
At present, although subject to regu
lation, the jitneys are said to be vir
tually running at large without regu
lation further than the mere taking
out of a license and passing examina
tion. It is said they state -in. their ap
plications that they intend to operate
for one hour, and that they really op
erate Just as they" please, instead of
attempting to give any regular service.
It is said they are y-angf erred from a
jitney to a taxicabservice at a mo
- MARINE INTELLIGENCE.
Summer 8c bed ale. .
DUE TO ARRIVE.
Bear Los Angeles. . .
F. A. Kllbum San Francisco.
Breakwater. ...... fan Diego... . ,
Beaver L.os Angeles. . .
Koanoke San Diego.
Northern Pacific. . .San Francisco.
DVB TO DEPART.
Name. For .
F. A. KUburn San Francisco.
Wa Dama ......Han Die mo
. Feb. 23
. Feb. 1 8
Bear .Los Angeles Feb,
Breakwater San Dleeo Feb.
CeliJo tan Diego Feb.
Beaver Los Angeles Feb.
Koanoke tan Diego Mar.
Northern Pacific. . .San Francisco .. .Mar.
Port land-Atlantic Service.
DUE TO ARRIVE.
Name. From Data.
Kentuckian New York Feb. IS
Honolulan New York Mar. 15
Georgian..-. New York April I
DUE TO DEPART.
Nam. For Date.
Kentuckian...."... Honolulu Feb. 21
Georgian I.. Honolulu April y4
Marconi Wireless Reports.
(.411 positions reported at 8 P. M. .February
17 unletia otherwise Indicated.)
Lurline, Honolulu for San Francisco, 17."4
miles from San Francisco, February 16,
S 1' M.
Hllonlan. Seattle for Honolulu. 1S70 miles
from Cape Flattery, February ltj, 8 P. M.
Bessie Dollar, Orient for San Francisco.
I.'tso miles from San Francisco, February
au. 8 p. M.
Enterprise. Fan Francisco "for Honolulu.
1H7 miles from Sail Francisco, February
iu. 6 P. M.
Hyades, Honolulu for San Francisco 401
miles from San Francisco, February 16,
& P. M.
Manoa. San Francisco for Honolulu, 862
miles from San Francisco, February
Beaver, Fan Francisco for San Pedro, 34
miles south of. Point Sur. ,
Congress. San Francisco for Seattle. 10
miles north of Point Arena.
Breakwater, pan Pedro for San Francisco,
off Pigeon Point.
Multnomah. St. Helens for San Francisco.
five miles north of Point Bonita.
Peru. San Francisco for Balboa. at
uazatian leaving lor baa .Bias midnight)
8 P. M. February 16.
Northern Pacific, san Pedro for Honolulu.
46 miles from San Pedro.
Speedwell. ran Diego for San Pedro. 75
miles south of San Pedro. ;
San Jose. Balboa for San Francisco. 805
miles south of San Francisco. .
entralla. Ban Francisco lor Mazatlan. sis
mires south of San Pedro.
Cuzco. San Frrncisro for Callao, S9L miles
south of San Francisco.
Coronado. Aberdeen for San Francisco, ftfi
miles south of the Columbia River.
Herrin. Linnton lor Avon. 60 .miles south
of the Columbia River.
Klamath. Tacoma for San Francisco. 78
miles south of Fiattery.
Chanslor. Monterey for Everett. 34 miles
north of Monterey.
Drake, port Angeles torn Wan Francisco,
210 miles north of San" Francisco. v
Adeline Smith. Marshfield for Pan Fran
cisco, iT5 mlles.north of San Francisco.
an Ramon. Portland for San Francisco.
27 miles north of San Francisco.
Roanoke. Portland for San Francisco. IBft
miles south of th Columbia- River.
Movements of Vessels.
PORTLAND. Feb. 17. Arrived Steamers
Wapama, Mills. Asuncion, from San Fran
cisco; F- A. Kilburn, from San Francisco
via Eureka and Coos Bay: British bark
Tridonia. from Newcastle via Astoria.
Sailed Steamers Asuncion and w. F. Her
rin. for San Francisco; British steamer Grey
stoke. Castle and Norwegian steamer W'as
cana, for .United Kingdom.
Astoria. Feb. 17. Arrived at 4 and rert
up at 6 A. M., steamer F. A. Kilburn, from
San Francisco via Eureka and Cooj Bay.
Sailed at 5 A. M.. steamer Roanoke, for
San Diego via way ports: at 8 A. M.. steamer
Daisy Gadshy. for San Francisco. Sailed at
10:40 A. M.. British- ship Langdale, for
United Kingdom. Arrived at 11:30 A. M..
French ship Notre Dame d'Arvor, from Mel
bourne, balled at 2 P. M., steamer W. .
Herrin, for San Francisco. Arrived down at
3 P. M., British steamer Greystoke Castle.
San Francisco, Feb. 17. Arrived t T A.
M.. steamer Tamalpais, from. Portland.
Sailed Steamer Beaver, from Portland for
San Pedro; at 11 P. M.. steamer Santa Bar
bara, for the Columbia River. February IB
Arrived at 8 P. -M.. steamer F. H. Buck,
, Cork. Feb. IB. -Arrived French bark Du
pleix. from Portland.
San Pedro, Feb. . J 7. Arrived Steamer
Willamette, from Portland via San Francisco.
Astoria Fh. lti. Arrived at j and left
up at 7:10 P. M., steamer Mills, from SSn
ITanclsco. Arrived at 6:40 ana lert up at
10 P. v'M., steamer Asuncion, from San Fran
cisco. Left up at 0 P. M., British bark
Trldonla. . . .
Seattle, Wash.. Feb. 17. Arrived Steam
ers Sado Maru (Jap.), from Hongkong: Jef
ferson, from Alki; Redondo, . from South
San Francisco. Feb. 17. Arrived Steam
ers Grace Dollar, from Tacoma; G. C. Lin
dauer, from Grays Harbor; Tamalpais, from
Columbia River;-O. M. Clark from Balboa.
Sailed Steamers Tahoe, for Willapa: Santa
Barbara, for Columbia River; Congress, for
Seattle;- Kiyo Maru (Jap.), for . Coronel.
Havre. Feb. 14. Arrived Steamer Pa
cific, from Seattle.
Hongkong, Feb. 14. Arrived Steamer
Aki Maru, from Seattle. Sailed Steamers
Chicago' Maru, for Seattle; Tenyo ACaru, for
Yokoirama. , Feb. 17. Arrived Steamer
Canada Maru. Seattle for Hongkong; Panama
Maru. from i-.an- Francisco.
Taltal. Feb. 10. Arrived Steamer Cali
fornia, from Buenos Aires for San Francisco.
Tocopllla. Feb. 6. Sailed Steamer Co
lumbia, for San Francisco.
News From Northwest Ports.
ASTOP.IA, Or., Feb. 17. (Special.) After
discharging fuel oil at Portland the tank
steamer "William F. Herrin sailed today for
California. . -
The, British ship Langdale sailed for the
United Kingdom . with a cargo o craln
Acting under instructions from the own
ers. -Captain Mackenzie began discharging
trte carjo from the water-logged schooner
Repeat. The vessel has on board about
r.00,000 feet of lumber, and it is expected
the greater portion of this will be taken
out In order that an examination .can be
made of- the hull to determine -ntu&t re
pairs ar necessary. Neither the vessel
nor her cargo was insured, so the owners
are the only ones concerned in her repair.
Whether or not an agreement regarding
the amount of salvage has been- reached
Is not known.
Tho steam schooner Daisy Gadshy sailed
for San Francisco with a cargo of lumber
f rom Westport.
Carrvinic freight and passengers irom
Astoria and Portland, the steamer Roanoke
sailed for San Francisco and San Pedro.J
She ioaded .about ISO tons of canned sal
mon and general freight here. --Bring.nir
freight and passengers, th
steamer F. A. Kflbum arrived from San
Franctsno via Eureka and ffods Bay.
The British bark Trldonla left during the
nicht for Portland, where she is to ioaa
The Norwegian steamer "Wiscawa and the
British steamer Greystok Castle arrtvea
from Portland and will go to sea tomorrow.
HOQUIAM. Wash.; Feb. 17. f Special.
The steam schooners Daisy Freeman, Cor
onado and Nehalem cleared today for San
Franciscc with lumber former two from
Aberdeen, the latter from Hoquiam.
The 8 team schooner Temple E. Dorr ar
rived from San Francisco and is loading
at the Andersn-MIdd1eton mill, Aberdeen.
Tho Fteamrs Daisy
and Nehalem cleared
Feb. 17j fSneclal.)
today with lumber
for San Francisro.
The steamer Temple E. Dorr arrived and
Is loading at the Anderson-Middleton mill.
COOS-BAT. Or., Feb!" 1 T. (Special.) Th.
steamer Adeline Smith sailed for San Fran
cisco todav with lumber and passengers.
The steamer Coqullle. bought by Portland
nfirtie. tmm t Vi e nwner. on th Coaulllfl
Kiver, passed here today, en route to the
The gasoline schooner Rustler has returned
from a. freighting trip to the Coquills River.
Vessels Krtered Yesterday.
American steamer Bear, general cargo,
from San Francisco. V
American steamer Asuncion, cargo of oil,
from San Francisco. .
American steamer Mill,, cargo of oil,
from Han Francisco,
American steamer Daisy Putnam, baHast,
from San Francisco. " . '
Gasoline schooner patsy, general eargo,
from coast ports.
Gasollneschooner Tillamook, ballast, from
British bark Tridonia, ballast, from As
Vessels Cleared Yesterday.
American steamer Mills, ballast, -for Mon
te re v.
American steamer Asuncion; ballast, for
American steamer Wapama, 1,000,000 feet
lumber, for San Francisco.
American steamer Daisy Putnam, 807,000
feet romber, for San Francisco.
Gasoline echdoner Patsy, general cargo, for
Tides at Astoria Friday.
0:.r.4 A. M foet'6:S7 A. M 2.6 feet
0:117 P. M S.u leet:J4 f. aa....-o.x joi
Columbia River Bar Report.
NORTH HEAD. Feb. 17."-Condltlon of the
bar at G P. M. Sea, smooth; wind, east,
JAPANESE BRING SPECIE
CRUISERS WITH 51,460,000 aboard
Money Meant for Purchase of War Sup
plies for Russia Great Secrecy
Observed In Movements.
SAJf FRANCISCO, Feb. 17. The Jap
anese cruisers Chitose and Toklwa. on
board which is said to be 51, 460,000
in Bold specie for tne purcnase or war
supplies for Russia, arrived today fjom
Japan at Victoria. B. C, according to
telegram received here oy a Japa
The Chitose and Toitiwa were last re
ported on the lee of the Island of Maui,
T. H., where they were coaled and pro
visioned by the Japanese collier
The greatest secrecy was maintained
regarding the movements of the two
Before sailing from Japan the
cruisers carried heavy shipments of
specie, including the shipment hey
brought to Victoria, to Maizuru, Japan
from Vladivostok, where it had been
conveyed from Petrograd under heaAay
guard. . The shipment to Japan was
the- settlement of a balance owed by
England to Japan, which England
squared with Russia by giving Rus
sia credit in London.
PLEASURE AUTO DECRIED
BRITAIN APPEALS TO OWNERS
' FOREGO LUXURY. . ,
Savins; of Millions and More Workers
for Uaeful Channels) la Object -Given
LONDON, Feb. 17. The government
war savings committee issued the first
of a series of appeals in which it will
point out to the people of the country
facts regarding various forms of expen
ditures "which should be checked as
wasteful and as absorbing labor that
could be put to better use." -
The first appeal deals with the use
of automobiles and motorcycles for
"If this form or semsn, mougruiess
extravagance is stopped,!' says the ap
Deal. "millions of pounds will be saved
and many workers transferred to more
useful channels. We appeal to all own-
era to consider earnestly whether the
se of their cars can be Justified by
any public utility or real necessity.
"wo cannot ask tne poorer classes'
to save as long as they see the well-to-do
enjoying such expensive luxury."
The Hotaenzollern fortune, which totaled
S5 000.000 wven the great-grandfather of
the present Kaiser died, is now estimated at
seven times that figure. Eighteen months
a?o the Kaiser paid military tax ol
Purchase of Steamer Hinges
Upon Safe Arrival.
SHAVER INTERESTS TO BUY
Vessel Will Co Altered for Serv
ice la Towing ' Fleet and Con
verted Into Oil Burner Craft
Due Today From Bandon
On the safe arrival in the river to
day of the steamer Coquille, which left
the Coquille River yesterday morning,
hinges her 'sale to the Shaver Trans
portation Comparry, which corporation
will use her in Rie towing service in
conjunction with the present fleet.
Captain J. W. -Shaver recently made
a trip to Bandon to inspect the vessel,
and agreed with the Myrtle . Point
Transportation Company as to the pur
chase price, the latter to undertake
delivery or the' steamer at Portland.
Taking advantage of favorable weather
prevailing along the Coast during the
past "few days, it was decided to get
the Coquille to sea early yesterday,
and it is estimated that she will have
covered the distance to the river by
The Shaver interests plan to elimi
nate passenger accommodations aboard
the Coquille, which has been used in
the general trade between Coquille and
Bandon. The after section of her house
will be cut away, leaving one state-
Uroom on each side; the stack is to be
lowered so she can pass beneath the
bridges, and there will be other changes
to fit her for-the towing trade.
In a way the Coquille is only a
product of the Coast harbor in part,
for her hull was built of Port Orford
cedar and the present engine and
boiler were built at Portland three
years ago. The vessel was originally
turned out in 1908 for the Coquille
River , Transportation Company, and
was to have been the speediest o"r her
class on that stream, but fel! shot-t
to some extent and was rebuilt later.
The machinery was changed, an upper
deck was added that her owners de
clared made her topheavy, so changes
were made, and in her present condi
tion she has proved satisfactory.
The Coquille is burning coal on her
present voyage at sea, and at Portland
she will be converted into an oil-
burner. The Shaver fleet is now jnade
up of the steamers Henderson, Cas
cades, Sarah Dixon, Shaver, No Wonder
and Wauna, the gasoline tug Echo and
gasoline launch Dons.
The Coquille is 76.7 feet long, with
a beam of 15.7 feet and depth of hold
of 7.9 feet. She is of 63 tons gross ard
46 tons net register.
CASCADE JjOCKS ARE OPENED
Tee Bars Passage or Portland Ves
sels for a Time.
Ice that partly filled the canal at the
Cascade Locks was responsible for the
steamer Tahoma, of the People s line,
being held there from yesterday morn
ing until 2:30 o clock in the afternoon,
atwhich time the steamer Dalles-City,
of the Regulator line also locked
through, the vessels being the first to
pass the locks since the freeze up
early in January. The Tahoma left
Portland Wednesday night with a full
load of freight that had been held
here, it being expected that tho locks
could be operated early yesterday. The
Dalles City departed at 7 o clock yes
terday morning. The steamer Stranger
leaves here today, and service will be
On the Portland-Astoria run the
steamer Undine leaves this morning for
the lower aiver in the Harkins line
service, and will return from Astoria
tonight, the J.urnne taKing ner place
tomorrow, so th4?former schedule of
a round trip every 24 hours will be
resumed. The O.-W. R. & N. steamer
Harvest, which has been on the day
light run during the ice period, ar
rives this afternoon and leaves at 8
o'clock tonight resuming her former
NOTRE DAME D'ARVOR IS IX
Holt Hill Had 13 Days' Start ot
Frenchman From Melbourne.
0 Of two ships on the way from Mel
bourne to join tne grain neet, me
French hark Notre Dame d'Arvor towed
into the river yesterday after a voyage
of '65 days. The British bark Holt
Hill is reported to have. sailed from
the same harbor 12 days in advance of
the Frenchman and is daily looked for.
The Notre Dame d'Arvor is' consigned
to Strauss & Co. and will load for the
United Kingdom. The Holt Hill is under
engagement to M. H. Houser. The
British ship Langdale, flour laden for
Europe, sailed at 10:40 o'clock yester
With the arrival of the Notre Dame
d'Arvor the en route list for Portland
has dropped to 13 vessels for grain.
while on the way to Puget Sound are
two ships and three others, are in port.
DOGS ACT AS FOG SIGNALS
Skipper ot IVaparmi Says Golden
Gate Fogs Aro Not Troublesome,
Captain Foldat, of the McCormick
steamer Wapama, which was held off
the river from Tuesday night until
Wednesday afternoon by fog, asserts
that it is easier to navigate into the
Golden Gate in thick weather than
into the Columbia, saying, there is
bull pup maintained on the north side
of the entrance and a St. Bernard on
the south side, and as they keep up
an incessant Tjarking they serve as
most excellent fog signals.
The Wapama brought up an iron bark
rudder stock for the schooner ,Inca,
loading at Westport, which lost her
rudder here through being struck by
a barge, and is fco have a new steer
ing rig when she departs for Australia
with a lumber cargo. The vessel loads
for the return voyage at Clark & Wil
son's and the St. Helens mill.
HOOD RIVER WATER IS HIGH
Despite Drop In Columbia, Present
.Stage Is February Record.
HOOD RIVER, Or., Feb. 17. (Spe
cial.) While the Columbia River at
this point has fallen 4 feet since
last Saturday, it is still 6JA feet above
normal at this season of the year, and
local river men are predicting record
high water this Spyng and Summer.
Ferryboats of tne Hood River-Un
derwood system, although ordinarily
they do nor. tana mere except at tne
annual season of extreme high water
in May. are-now beaching at a point
Just north of the, O.-W. R. & N. pas
senger station. -
The river is now at a record nlgn
water mark for February.
- Deckload Toll Is. Opposed.
Added tolls on deckloads of lumber
carried through the Panama Canal, rec
ommended by Major-General George
W. Goethals, will be fought by the
Portland Chamber of Commerce, it be
ing maintained that this tax lays a
heavy hand upon lumber manufactur
ers of the Pacific Northwest. The sub-
Land of Geishas and Flowers (Round Trip Now $300)
With optional overland tour throni -
Nanking and Shanghai, or vice versa, for
17 Days to Manila
(Round Trip Now $337.50)
Uncle Sam's Greatest and most progressive Colony by Canadian Pacific luxurious
Empress of Russia-Empress of Asia
Quickest Tim Across f Aa Pacific
Europe Is Closed, but the Orient Is Open
One way via Honolulu, if desired.
Our offices at e.irh port give travelers every assistance in planning itineraries
and securing reliable guides.
Full information cheerfully given. 'Phone, call or write .
J. V. Murphy, General Agent. 55 Third St., Portlaml. Or.
C AN AfcJJ ANc-P AC I Fl C
ject was taken up at a meeting of the
navigation committee of the Chamber
of Commerce Wednesday night and it
w'a's decided to refer the matter to lum
ber manufacturers of tc Northwest,
so as to get their ideas and to make a
determined and united protest at a
SVUVF- IS HELD OF BOSTON
Cruiser May Re Sold Here When
Given Up by Naval Militia.
There are prospects that the cruiser
Boston, stationed here for more than
four years as training ship for the
Oregon Naval Militia, will be sold at
Portjand, the Navy Department not un
dertaking to shift the vessel back to
the Bremerton Navy-yard if bids for
disposing of her here are satisfactory.
She' is to be replaced next month with
the cruiser Marblehead:
On the Boston a survey was started
yesterday by officers detailed from the
Pacific reserve fleet at Bremerton. The
Boston had been offered for sale pre
vious to being sent, here, and bids had
been filed when the plan was changed.
STEAMER TIMBERS MILLED
Three 60-Foot Lengths Turned Out
at Aberdeen for New Carrier.
ABERDEEN, Wash., Feb. 17. (Spe
cial.) Three heavy timbers, each more
than 60 feet long, were cut by the Wil
son mill today for the Wilson steamer
to be built at the new Andrew Peter
son, yards here. The steamer will be
called the Oregon, after the state in
which Wilson Bros, conducted their
first lumber operations.
The vessel will be 200 feet long, and
42 feet wide and of l.OOO.OJO feet
capacity. The keel for the vessel will
be laid by March 1 and the vessel
will be completed by August 1. '
Puget Sound Exports $8,600,000
SEATTLE, Wash., Feb. 17. Puget
Sound exports in January were valued
at $8,600,000 and Imports at $7,800,000,
according to report ot collector ot lus
toms Brumheller. Japan was the best
customer, sending merchandise worth
J3.500.000 and buying goods worth
700,000. The principal article of import
was raw silk, the principal export, raw
Aberdeen Company Formed.
ABERDEEN. Wash.. Feb. 17. (Spe
cial.) The Darragh Transportation
ComDany. of this city, Jias been in
cornorated for $9000 with T. B. Dar
ragh, I J. Isaacson and Tom Freeman
as the incorporators.
Arrivinir "vesterdav afternoon was the
steamer F. A. Kilburn from San Francisco
via Eureka and Marshfield.
Lumber with which the steamer Wapama
will sail from Tortland for San Tertro Is
to measure 1,000,000 feet, according to her
manifest as filed yesterday. Tho steamer
rjBisv Putnam was cleared for San I'ran-
clsoo -with 600,000 feet.
Brlnghis; a barBeload of piling, which was
snlftea trom me scens i "i""'
the north Jetty for use at the Oregon City
locks, the Government tuR Aragp arrived
up yesterday. Sne win return iony "
Fort Canby with a plledriver in tow that
will be operated there In driving fender
nillnc and other work at the receiving
rTr,i.rt state steamboat Inspectors Ed
wards and wynn yesterday Investigated the
mm of the Bteamer anaver-oirmiiis m
nf tha O -W. . K. & N. bridge
n,aub- i-nrrvlna; away her stem, and
it i. not helieved further actlon will be
uvn A in the case of the steamer Annie
Comings, which struck the bridge the same
i.v and damaged part of her house, the
heavy current running at the tlmo is held
to have been responsible.
wnrlrlnir A flarce! f lumber t
the Multnomah mill, tiM steamer Tampleo
i' in haul across to Wiman-Poulsen s for
lon.noo feet and finish down the river.
sailing or the west coast.
t -Hon with freight for Oregon coast ports,
th irHsollno schooners Tillamook and Tatsy
of the Kimono fleet, are to be dispatched
today The Tiliamook had repairs made
yesterday in the engine-room, a cylinder
head having given trouble, but is expected
to get away on umo tuuy.
Harrv Brandt of the passenger depart
ment of the PacVle Coast steamship Com
nonv is In the city on business.
Walter Stirling eipecta ,to resume diving
operations again aner naving rao.
from a brief Illness. He declined to dive
In th Columbia River during the recent
freezeup, preferring to await warmer condl
That Tunnel Point light, on the Middle
Columbia, had been mmra om w -
reported "to the headquarters of the Sev
enteenth lighthouse pVrlct yesterday. In
stead of Cottonwood Island lower resr
light having been carried away on the lower
river, pilots have Inrormea tne ngnyiou.
officials that the missing Illumination Is
the Cottonwood Island lower and upper
front range light.
Minor amendments are to be made .,he
dock tariff of the commission oi j-ikhh-
Docks, and. because or mo tuants". "
been determined to issue a. new iri",
which will be a loose leaf gystem so ship
pers may he supplied with changes -In the
future, eliminating the necessity of reissu
ing the entire tariff.
O D Kennedy, rortiana sgeni ror mi
Arian. Hawaiian, received a wireless
meseige yesterday that the liner Kentuckian
would r otr tne
this morning. At noori yesterday she was
S mile to the sournwarn.
Portland Man Is Safe.
Fears' that Jim Bcakey, jf Portland,
oldst son of Mrs. George M. Harris,
badost his life in the fire in the Ana
conda Conner ifinin Company's Penn
sylvania mine Tuesday were placed at
rest when a message was received trom
him last niKht by 'George H. Harris.
manager of the Burnside Theater. The
telegram said that he was ail right,
h Jnpan and Korea via Mukden to Peking.
$60 gold extra.
GIRLS! MOISTEN A
CLOTH 'AND DRAW
Becomes Beautifully Soft,
Wavy, Abundant and ,
Glossy at Once. j
Save Your Hair! AH Dandruff
Goes and Hair Stops
Coming Out. k
try a "Dundcrine Halt
if you wish to Immediately
double the beauty of your hair. Just
moisten a cloth with Dandertno anol
draw it carefully through your hair,
taking one small strand at a time; this
will cleanse the hair ot dust, dirt or
any excessive oil in a few minute
you will be amazed. Your hair will bi
wavy, fluffy and abundant and poattosj
an incomparable softness, luster and
Besides beautifying the hair, one ap-J
plication of Danderlne dissolves every;
particle of dandruff; inviKorates th
scalp, stopping Itching and fulling
Danderlne la to the hair what fretri
showers of rain and sunshine are la
vegetation. It goes right to the root.t.
Invigorates and strengthens them, lis
exhilarating, stimulating and life-producing
properties cause the hair fa
grow long, strong and beautiful.
You can surely have pretty, soft,
lustrous hair, and lots of It, If you will
just get a J3-cent bottlo of Knowlton'a
Danderino from any drug store or tuU
let counter and try It as directed.
Save your hair! Keep it luoklni?
charming and beautiful You will sayi
this was tho best 25 cents you over
spent. Adv. '
and doing surface
West Colusa mine.
surveying at tin
Six Robber Suspect Held.
In 'the room of Frank Smith, hold
for vagrancy, Detectives Leonard, I.
Salle and Golta found a revolvri,
wrapped in newspaper and hidden In .
cookstove. The weapon bus been Iden
tified as stolen property. Smith, wliti
William Franklin a"J John A. IVrry,
are serving short sentenecs m va
grants, but th officer declare) that all
are under suspicion as yeggmen.
YeHterday afternoon the trio of de
tectives arrested three others, (Miarte
Brown, o( many aliases, Edward,
Thompson and Frank Daly.
FOR THE BOILS
nPwaf Urttira a n WnnA
Will keep Liver and 1
- "w . '
You Who Take Exercise in an
Easy Chair Must Take
Enjoy life feel bully! Don't star
sick, bilious, headachy, constllpated. Ks
move the liver and bowel poison whicii
a keeping your head dizzy, your tongue
coated, your breath offensive,, stomach.
sour and your body full of cold. Why
don't you get a 10 or 2a-cent box of
Cascarets at the drug store and enjoy .
the nicest, gentlest liver and bowel
leansing you ever experienced? Cas
carets work v.-hije you loep. You wi!
wake up feeling fit and fine. Cliildrr
neud this sandy cathartic, too. Adv.