TTTR MfVRNTVO OT?TvOOXIA!f. SAT TJRD AT, MAY 13, 1910. GRAND JURY PUTS HERE IS HOW ALBERTA CHILDREN CONVINCED THE CITY COUNCIL YESTERDAY THAT THE DISTRICT JETTY WORK FACES NO-FUND SHUTDOWN time last year, went down a few Inches last night, owing to the cold and snowy weather. A further rise is ex pected today. LIMI1KI5 MIIP I,OM:S RIBDtll MR. LEWIS APPEALS OVER ROAD SURVEY NEEDS A PLAYGROUND. Steamer Carmel In Tow for Ksanii. nation as to Damages. .ABERDEEN". Wash, May 12. (Spe cial.) The steamer Carmel. bound from Raymondto San Pedro with a cargo of lumber, lost her rudder Just inside the Wills pa Harbor bar early today. The lifesavers put out to her but found the vessel in no immediate danger. Tonight she was in tow of a Carefully Planned Political At tack on District Attor v ney Neatly Parried. Procrastination on Part Congress Blamed for of Highway Commission Is Told Governor's Order Imperils Grant County Work. Present Situation. V Willana Harbor tug on her wav back 16 QUIETUS RUMOR into the inner harbor, where the extent of her damage will be ascertained. It Is expected that the Carmel will be towed to San Francisco in her pres ent condition and there placed upon a drydock. for repairs. STKAMEU IX FROM ORIENT BREWERIES ARE EXAMINED PASSAGE OF BILL VITAL MR. CANTINE BROUGHT IN Plot to Spring Half-True Facts About Liquor in State Too Late for Explanation Is Check mated by Mr. Evans. Humore spread for political effect that the dry law was being1 violated flagrantly by big breweries in Oregon were neatly quasbftd yesterday in a special report of tne Multnomah County grand jury on an investigation begun by District Attorney Walter K. Evans. They were nice, healthy little ru mors, too, Intended to reach their full frrowth in newspaper publicity about two days before the primaries too late for a full investigation and refutation of probable charges of criminal laxity in the management of the District At torney's office. But a little echo of nn active little rumor reached the ear of the efficient incumbent of the county prosecutor's office. Mr. Evans only smiled, and began to "bring a few things to the notice of the grand jury. Attorney-General Brown nrrived from Salem early this week -on nn apparent pleasure trip. But he was 5een in the entrance of the grand jury room. Daniel J. McGill, of the United States Internal Revenue office had a "business engagement at the Courthouse. Mayor H. R, Albee found it convenient to drop around while the grand jury was in session Brewers Give Testimony. Paul Wessinger, of the "Weinhard llant; A. I. Blitz and Adam Mueller, of the Portland Brewing Company, and others connected with near-beer inter ests took occasion to tell a few things to seven intensely interested men. R. P. Hut ton, superintendent of the Anti Saloon League, also made a few re marks on the situation in a little room on the sixth floor of the Courthouse. The ubiquitous rumors were of a plausible type and seemed well forti fied against sudden dissipation. "Why. look here." they said. "Boer is being manufactured openly in this county and shipped to California. All under the very nose of our District Attorney, who claims to be an effi cient, conscientious officer. Oh, he knows on which sido his bread is but tered, and he ain't offending no rich brewery interests." "Rot." was the reply to the insinuat ing rumors. Beer Tax Ik Cited. But the microbes of doubt sniffed, and in a most convincing manner, con tinued, "Rot, nothing. How do you explain this? Wo can show you bills of lading where beer is being shipped from Portland to California in carload Jots. And that ain't all, neither. The weinhard Plant, what used to be brewery, is paying a Government tax of $1.50 a barrel for the manufacture of beer at the present time. Guess that don't prove nothin huh?" Being very wise little rumors, they confined themselves to statements of fact in their explanations. But they didn't leave much to be inferred, for after saying what could not be de-' Tiied, they went on to say, "Now If that; don't prove the law is being violated, ' what does?" Looks reasonable. But here is what the grand jury found: The Weinhard estate had on hand January 1 7493 bar rels of beer manufactured prior to the operation of the dry act. Nothing in the law makes it illegal to keep It here or to ship it to California. Yet representatives of the estate volun tarily agreed that the beer would be consigned to its own agency in Cali fornia and shipped by June or July of thi year. This agreement was made with Governor Wi thy combe, Attorney Genera 1 Brown and District Attorney Kvans. ar-Beer Process Taxed. Ah. One little rumor bites the dust. U f at any stage of the process of manufacture, of near-beer, the bever age contains as much as one-half of 1 per cent of alcohol, a Government tax of $1.50 a barrel must be paid, regard less of the final alcoholic content of the almost-beer. The Weinhard prod uct at one time contains almost as much alcohol as real beer, but this is boiled out before it is put on the mar ket. "Pop," goes another little rumor. And what is left? The unjustified inference, iinu a bad taste! Klndlngn Are Reported. The report of the grand jury upon Jts investigation of the manufacture of temperance drinks follows: Rome time ago Mr. Walter H. Evans. Dis trict Attorney for Multnomah Omintv re ported to the prand Jury that it had come to nis notice that ceram individuals were circulating a rumor that there was beins manufactured in this county and shinned out of the state of Oregon intoxicating liquors iu violation of the prohibition law. At that time the TMstrtct .Attornev requested mis poay careruny to investigate these rumors and the conditions surrounding the inauuiiiciure oi so-canea temperance bev-: crages within Multnomah County, and to take such action ns should be necessary to prevent the violation of the prohibition act and to punish violators thereof. From our Investigation we learned that the only plares within Multnomah Oount in which non-inloxicat in substitutes for beer were heinp manufactured were the J'ortlanrt Brewing Company, located at Up shur and Twentieth streets, and the W'eln hurd plant, located at Rurnside and Thir teenth streets, in the city of Portland Ore stoii. The product of the "Weinhard plant Is known as "N'ectar." and that of the Port land Brewing Company is known as "Blita." Both of these products are manufactured from practically the same Ingredients used In the preparation of ordinary b-er. but the process of manufacture differs in each case In the preparation of "Blitz." It appears that after the malt, hops and other ingre dients are brewed and yeast added thereto, the prooMS of fermentation is, after the "Apse of a few hours, checked or retarded by the addition of other substances. This course, a patented process, is adopted to prevent the natural action of the Ingredients of the mixture developing an alcoholic con tent in excess of of 1 per cent by volume as prohibited by the prohibition act. Boiling- Keduce Alcohol. In the preparation of Welnhard's "Nec tar," It appears that after the malt and hops are brewed, this mixture is permitted to ferment tor a few days. During this time, due to the natural action of the in uretiients used, the alcoholic content becomes In excess of one-half of 1 per cent bv volume but at that time, however, the mixture is r.ot marketable and Is not Intended or rea sonably likely to be used as a beverage Thereafter this mixture Is boiled, whlcb has the effect of driving the alcohol from the mixture as a apor. which is not retained but is permitted to escape through the chim nev. Thereafter it is filtered and carbon ated. The regulations of the Treasury Iepart ment of the United States Government re quire the Collector of Internal Revenue to collect a tax of f 1.5o a barrel for tae zuanu- laeiure oi temperance beer from malt, if .., .nv wi in") process or manufacture the beverage contains as much as one-half of 1 per c nt of alcohol without regard to the final alcoholic content of the beverage, t'nder this ruling the Weinhard Estate is required to pay a Vnited States Government tsx on its product although chemical analy ses of its product show that it contains ap proximately two-tenths of 1 per cent of al cohol. The United states Government reeog. ulzcs this fact because it does aot require a '.iA,-af' .rf-ir r jv. jlt-y-.- & ft ; ! ---eg- 5. rTT ; i cFTFJ sdr Oft Wf&mwM n?fe Federal license from any retailer of Weln hard's "Nectar." i lieer On Hand. I On January 1. lOltf, the Weinhard estate i had on hand T40.'t barrels of beer manu- i factured prior to the operation of the pro- i hlbttfon act. Since that time no beer has b-en manufactured by the Henry Weinhard plant. Neither the prohibition amendment nor the prohibition act made it unlawful to ship to California the beer la Oregon which was man u fact ured prior to January 1, 1916. Futhermore, unless the beer wa used for unlawful sales within the State of Oregon, it was not subject to seizure by the local officers. Although the Wein hard 'estate could T:ot have been lejcallv compelled within any certain time to havti transported their beer outside the state. Its representatives voluntarily agreed with the District Attorney of Multnomah County. Oregon. th Attorney-General of the State of Oregon and the Governor of the State of Oregon, the officers of the state charged with the enforcement of the prohibition act, that the beer on hand January 1, lttlti. would be shipped to California by June or July, 1016, consigned to its own anencv. The records show that this Is being done as rapidly as possible. In this connection we find further that the Weinhard estate has taken unusual precautions to see that none of this beer is reahlpped Into Oregon, and so far as the grand jury can ascertain, none has been reshipped Into the State of Oregon, although this might legally have been done. The grand jury has made an exhaustive examination of the manufacture of these products, has examined a large number of witnesses In regard thereto, has examined the books and records of these plants, has se cured expert testimony on trn manufactur ing processes of thee beverages, has per sonally examined both of the plants from top to bottom, has secured expert advice as to the law. not only from the District At torney of thin county, but from the Attorney General of the State of Oregon, has carefully checked the Vnited States Internal revenue records and railway bills of lading, and has presented tf it the results of chemical analyses of the products, all with a view of ascertaining whether or not any violation of the prohibition act has been committed. This investigation has required some time to complete, but has been gone into thor oughly by the grand jury that the public may be fully Informed ttint the prohibition act is heing strictly enforced. Believing the public to he sufficiently in teresaed in this matter to be fully informed as to the true farts In this regard, we there fore beg to submit this partial report cover ing our investigations at this time. Yours very t ruly. H W. WATTACT;. Foreman. W. A. HKMIJ-; BEN, Sec'y. w. a. ii,lix;e:. JAMES O. KKI.F.T, A. W. PTIIt.POTT. W. U OKIXNELL. J. V. BRIGOS. COUNTY TO REPAIR BOAT DAMAGE OF GRAHAMO-VS (HASH WITH KHIIXiK ASSIMKD. ConunlKHlonera Order Work Amounting to About $4000 to Be Done by Superintendent Welch. Repairs to the steamer Grahamona, which crashed into the draw span of the Morrison bridge Monday night, shearing off a portion of the super structure of the boat, will be assumed b- Multnomah County. The Board of County Commissioners yesterday au thonzed Bridpre Superintendent elch to attend to the repairs, charging the expenditures to the emergency fund. The damage was more than J4000. A worn gear in the bridga machinery was the evident cause of the accident. allowing the span to swing past the draw rest before it could be stopped, directly in the pathway of the steamer. District Attorney Evans will bo asked to pass upon the responsibility of the county for the damages, but ho Is ex pected to hold that the county must pay. yig Berven, night operator, and J. H. Richmond, foreman of the Morrison bridge, turned in reports on the affair to the Commissioners, blaming a strong gusty wind and a worn gear for the draw -'span's failure to come to rest where it should. Dock Construction to Begin. Work will start Monday on a new cargo dock for the Peninsula Lumber Company that will be 1000 feet long and have a width of 125 feet, with an approach 500 feet long leading from the mill. A contract was signed yes terday by the corporation with the J a cobson Construction Company. The task is to be finished irk 100 days. A feature of the new development Is that the dock will be equipped with tracks, so cars can be handled direct from the main line of the O.-TV. R. & N". and to the plant of the Peninsula Shipbuilding Company. Two Coasters Are Taken. To replace the steamer Northland and take care of increased business. the Parr-McCormick line has chartered the steamers Coaster and Bowdoin. In addition it is announced that the steamer San Ramon, owned by that line, will sail from Balboa May 16 on her way to Portland via San Francisco and will be retained in the Portland California trade. The Northland leaves here today with lumber for 4an Francisco and for six months will ply between Puset Sound and Anchorage. ' 'i : Vr Alii lit 1 i' I (1 Th. Onan of Smllr That IMbtiI Ir not m 1 nanlmoun olr. t '2 Jr Standing; to the RlKht. 3 The Arc ulTe la a JMaysrround TAD'S PLEA WINS Little Fellow Cinches Council Playground Vote. CONSENT IS UNANIMOUS I'lot of 1 9 Acres In Alberta Dis trict May Ho Ieased for Three Vears Commissioners See 1000 Children at Tlay. An overalled tad, about knee high to a June grasshopper, paddled up to the members of the City Council yesterday out at East Nineteenth street and Ainsworth avenue, and launched his career as a successful politician. He wanted a playground for himself and about 1300 other youngsters who were gathered about to welcome the Council on its trip to look over a proposed playground site and he. said so in so many words. n e won. Will he get the playground? Sav there isn t a Commissioner this side of the Sahara desert who could have looked that bunch of kids over and said "No, no playground today. Jack Ualtonl" Sure they will get it. and it will be unanimous with the Council. The play ground win De that agreed upon by the whole Alberta section, in the 19 acres bounded by Kast Nineteenth. East Twenty-second, Ainsworth avenue and Ivilllngsworth avenue. An offer has been made by the owner, a Chinese, to lease the tract to the city for three years, at a rental to average $750 year. Boy's Work Is Quirk. Commissioner Baker has nothing on the aforementioned tad. Mr. Baker has been trying for some time to land enough Council votes to put over the playground proposition. The youngster, with his substantial backing of smiling iaces. aid it in less than a minute. The Council at V, ednesday's meeting arranged to go out and see air. Baker's proposed playground. The hour was set. The Council sallied forth expect ing to see only the big vacant tract, to give it the "once-over." and then to return to the City Hall to ponder over the proposition. But when they got there, what difference! All the schools, six of them in the vicinity, had been dismissed, and there were easily 1000 children gath ered about the appointed spot the Coun cil was to visit. A large number of them were lined up for wand drills and calisthentics. The rest were scattered about, looking on. S Spokesman Bndly MlMed. The astonished Commlf-loners did not have a chance to ask Mr. Baker if this was a "frameup. They unloaded and became part of the crowd. Then came the Juvenile politics. The ring leader had been playing- in the street, and his face and hands. therefore. would not have passed muster In baby show, but his tongue hadn't jrot tied tip. and that was all he needed to pet in his political licks.. "Please. Mr. Commissioners, we wan a playtrround," he said, as he looked earnestly up Into the battle-scarred face of Cornmlssioner Baker. "You've got my vote said Baker, i Bljc Part In W inning: Over a Majority HHngr for the Council. t'ommlaalonera Ufflcnt That Won Won't lou lleaae i And then the 3'oung-stor tackled the I other?;. 1 "What could a fellow do but rrom- ise" asked Blsrelow afterward. And he tad's fifrht wan won. He had three votes, and truat was all that was needed Hut that was not all ho won. He won them all. Mrs. K. If. "Works, of the Vernon Parent-Teacher Association, was re sponsible for the appemblasro of youn strs at the playground site. The chil dren had lHanned a drill in preparation for the May Fentival to be trlven Wednesday at 3d ultnomah Kield to raise funds for the rosebud parade, and it was decided that the playground site would be an appropriate place for t. I'rincipal William Parker, of Ver non School, had charge of the young- titers. WORD GOING TO MOTHERS Western I'nion lias Speeial Blank for Messages Sunday. The "Western Union has a ppecial blank for "Mothers' layM next Sunday, which has been put out for use unti Tuesday. Sunday is set aDart in hono of the mothers of the land. The white carnation is symbolic of the occasion. Flowers are beinor telegraphed an messages are already being1 filed for delivery on the special blanks to distant points. ' MARINE INTELLIGENCE. (Steamer Schedule. DUE TO ARRIVE. Name. Prom Date. H.tr Anm Angeles In cort lreat Northern. .. .Han Krancisco. . . .In port K. A. Kilburn Diego Mfly 13 Heaver .... Angeles Hay 17 Breakwater. San Diego May 21 . Aluy 11 Date. .May 13 iloy l:t .ilay 1.1 .May 1J May 14 ..May 1.1 May 10 May lu May 31 M a y z;i .May 14 .May f4 May z DUE TO DEPART. For N'ame. Great Northern. Bear Harvard ........ Northland F. A. Kilburn. .. Yale Yoaemlte. ...... Reaver. ........ Celllo Breakwater. Rose City Wapama Willamette .San Krancisco. Ixs Angeles. .. . S. K. to U A . . . .San Iiea-o .an Dle.ao. . .8 F.loLA .Han Franelfco. .Ixia AnKelen. . . . San Kranciaco. . San Diego . I.os A nRelea. . . . San I'lef. .San Dieico Movements of Vessels. PORTLAND. May 3;. Arrived Japan ese steamer Mayaehl' Maru, from Otaru. Sailed Sehooner Carrier Dove, for Ade laide; British bark Invergarry, for Azores for orders. Astoria. May II. Sailed at 4 A. M.. steamer IVapama. for San Dleico via wav porta. Arrived at 5:40 and left up at 10 A M-. Japanese ateamer Mayachl Maru. from Otaru. Sailed at 9 A. M., British steamer Hazel Dollar, for Hankow. Arrived down at l:M P. M., British bark Invergarry Arrived at 4:10 P. M.. steamer Great North ern, from San Kranciaco. San Franciien. May 12. Arrived at 4 A M.. steamers Celllo and Mills: at 5 A. M-. steamer W. F. Herrln; at IO A. M., steamer Argyll, from Portland: at 1 P. M-. steamer Breakwater, from Portland arid way porta, for San Dtego via way ports. May 11 Ar rived at 1 P. M.. steamer Neeanlcum. from Columbia River, sailed at 7 P. M-. ateaxner enaiem, lor fomana. San Pedro. May l'J. Sailed at 1 P. M., teamer Beaver, for Port'.and via San Fran cisco. Eureka. May 11. Sailed at 6 P. M . steamer Breakwater, from Portland and tooi Bay. for Fan Dletro via way ports. San Kranciaco. May 12. Arrived Steam ers Tacoma British , from Taku Bar: Ta ntalpals and Carlos, from Oravs Harbor; I'nkal Maru No. .1 (Japanese!, from Koba; TJlmanoek (Duteh). from Bata-ia; CeMlo. William F. Herrln, and Breakwater, from Astoria: t-'nlted states ship Albanv. from Bremerton: Mills, from Portland. Sailed Steamers E; Sea-undo, for Seattle; jiuro Maru (Japanese), for Yokohama Yokohama. May P. Arrived steamers Ti tan, f-cm Seattle. May 10 Klorldan. from San Kranciaco. Mo'lenrto. May It. Arrived Steamer Co lumbia, from San Franejaco. Anlofajtsau. May .11. Arrived Steamer De Soto, from San Kranciaco. Sailed Staam r C W. Elu:r. tor baa FrancUco. Conditions at Moutli of Columbia Grave and Those Who Have Worked for Improvement Pc ! nounce Blocking Vrosress. Proscrastination on the Dart of Con gress in Kjelayinft the passage of the rivers and harbors bill will bring aDost a shutdown of the plant on the nortn etty project, at the mouth 01 tne t-o-umbia River. June 15. unless it comes to pass that appropriations are made accessible before then. Funds are on hand for a month s run now. providing suincient aaumonai aid is set aside to guarantee the big dredge Chinook being kept in opera tion at the entrance to the river until October 1. Only by discontinuing the ettv work can the Chinook be main tained during the open season, if no additional money Is allotted. To conserve funds the Government laid up the pipeline dredges Multno mah and Wahkiakum and the suction drelge Clatsop, so the Chinook Is the only marine digger now In commission on the channel between the sea and Portland. On the north Jetty opera tions were, suspended the latter part of 1915 and It was known money was left with which to start again April 1 and continue for a reasonable time. It being regarded certain that Congress would not launch an oratorical cam- nalirn aaainst the rivers and harbor bill that wouui be proiongea suca a period. Korre Retained at Kort Cmnhy. For that reason a force waa re tained during the Winter at Fort Can- by. the base of the Jetty, so equipment could be overhauled and the entire plant kept In readiness for the new season, but to discharge the men next month means that there will be only about half a dozen watchmen and a few skilled equipment men retained, so the thoroughly organised Jetty torce will scatter In quest 01 otner employ ment. Whether the Jetty task would be tak en up again this year is said to depenn on when the rivers anj harbors funds are to be. had. for if only a short sea son is Dosstble It is thought the en glneers would prefer to postpone the work until next year. There are about 170 men on the Jetty payroll now and an average of 28u0 tons of rock la being distributed dally. The second layer of the enrockment Is being placed, as the trestle was com pleted the projected length, two and one-half miles, last year. The f,irst layer and the apron were in position be fore the 1!U5 work terminated and with the second rock distribution made this season it was planner! to dump the third lot of rock In 1917 and that would complete the project. Whether it can he declared a finished job next year. In view of the delay In prospect now. la questioned. SJ.200.000 Hum Required. Officers of the War Department, the chief of engineers and the division and district engineers are agreed on the lonnt of money required. J1.200.0UO. to take care, of the mouth of the Co lumbia River this season. In view of the fact that the greatest results were attained laj-t year In the history of the undertaking, so far as t related to depth of water and a wider channe.1 at the same time. It was felt that 191S would witness a 40-foot channel there. Now the situation is declared to he grave. Those who have made the tO' lumbia River Improvement one of their aims feiel that too much has been ex pende. in finances and energy to see an obstacle placed In the way or permanent channel at an early date. only because representatives at wasn lngton are blocking the wheels simply to compel recognition of new projects or gather more aid for those of minor Importance, and a general protest from the entire Columbia River Basin is ex pected to be one outcome. FOURTH CONTRACT CONFIRMED New Shipbuilding riant to Turn Out Quartet of Meel Freighters. Confirmation of the fact a fourth steamer had been contracted for to be turned out Jointly by the Northwest riteel Company and . the Willamette Iron & steel Company, as first an nounced May 5. was given out yester day. The vessel, like the others, is to be built for Hanraevlg & Johnson. New York ship brokers, and delivery Is to be made in 18 months. The first is to be ready in 10 months, the second In 12 months and the third In 15 months. all being from the same plans. As a means of expediting a fill being made at the site of the yard, foot Sheridan street, the Fort of Portland has consented to shift the big dredge Willamette there, and she will begin digging Monday, when the Portland wil bo withdrawn. OCKLiAHAMA JJOKS LAST WORK After Today Toivboat AVill Fly Viae of New Owners Handling Ixigs Towing the "Big Three-' liner Hea from the Oregon-Washington dock t Irving dock to load wheat and the shifting her to Ainsworth dock was th last work the steamer Ocklahama i expected to perform among deepwate vessels, and she will be lorniany turm over today by .the I'o r t of Portland Commission to the western -1 ranspor tation Company to be used hereafte towing rafts of logs for paper mills on the river. Her sale was approved by the Port Board Thursday. Informal discussion was Indulged 1 vesterday by Captains A. l. Pease an J. W. Shaver, who. with Captain E- W Spencer, are to recommend plans for a new towboat to tne commission a complete report Is looked for at the June meeting. LINER THOUGHT TO BE LOST Seiko Maru May Have Been Taken by Raider, Say Agents. TACOMA. Wash.. May 12. Accord in to a dispatch received by the a gen here, the Japanese liner Seiko Maru has been given up for lost by the home office. She left Tacoma Rl days ago for Vladivostok with a cargo of gen eral merchandise valued at $.".00,000 and Is now 26 days overdue. She carried no munitions. Officers of the company believe she has foundered or burned or was cap tured by a German raider. Columbia at 'White salmon Props. WHITE SALMON. Wash.. May 12. (Special.) The Columbia River, which had risen four feet since Saturday and is now five feet higher than at any Hardwood and Sulphur shipments Go on Municipal Iocks. Longshoremen will begin discharging the Japanese steamer Mayachl Maru t Municipal Iock No. 2 today and it is hoped to unload 1.000.000 feet of Jap- nese oak and Sou tons of sulphur there o she can shift Tuesday night to Dock o. 3. where 1200 tons of sulphur is to e landed. .The vessel Is in to Mitsui & Co., having arrived last night from Otaru. The firm will have the Japanese tearaer Atagosan Maru here next month with gunnies from Calcutta. Marine Notes. M. McCrum has ben Bipnd master of th tuc Chis. K. Gretner, relieving J. IX Kropp. Towed bv th tu Oneonta. the British ark Inverci&rrv lf t down ystrday morn- nic and at 1 o'clock waa reported reacn- n Astoria. Tht Inverlozle will depart nvxt week, if her crew is asaembiea. Comfnr from Lwiston and I'pper Oolunv bla aoolnts. the at earner Twin CI t lea ar- 'A latit rtlzht. Her owners ara to erect a 4Xr-bnrrel oil tank at Riparta, ao fuel will be available at all times for her um ana hat of the itcamrr J. N. Teal. ririnitinp; a number of rriSr "n con alderable cargo, the turbiner Great N'orth ern reached Flavel from Han Francisco esterJay and sails today. A new rudder has been shipped by the Northern Pacific, i which la being overhauled at the iioidn Gate, and on her return to the, run next week the Great Northern is to b withdrawn for an overhauling. TTimber-laden for Adelaide, th achooner Carrier Dov waa towed from the harbor ; eterOay hy the tug Jhn MeCraken, of h Port of Portland fleet, which is or dinarily used as a rt red ice tender, but has proven iter worth a number or times in ow Ing soma of th smaller deep-water men. Oak logs are being drawn from the vlcin- ty of Scapuooan and other places on the Columbia, delivery being made on cars that are unloaded at Municipal Hock No. 1 and he lxga rafted to th plant of the Emeraon Hat d wood Company. Steam waa aotten ud Thursday on the new llghthouae tender Rose, building at Peattle. says Inspector W arrack, of the Seventeenth Lighthouse IHstm-t. and her completion la prcaresslng so that he thinks mi win tie turnea over to tne uovernmcni n another month. In addition to the British steamer King Malcolm, now at San Krancisco from al- etitta. and the Japanese steamer Atagosan Msru. out eiaht djs from Calcutta, the briilnh ateamer Baroise Is headed for the toiden Gate with gunnlea and ia four daa out today. Recording a helcht of l.l feet above zero Thursday the freshet has begun to drop slowly and the Weather Bureau fore east la that the stream will continue to recede for two or three day. Warmer weat her in the Interior may cause another rl i next eek. New From Northwest Port-. GRAYS HARBOR, Wash.. May 12. (Spe cial.) The ateamr Hoquiam cleared from ho Hlagen mill in Iloqulam last night lor tan Pedro with a ear a of railroad tl-. The achoonT fearless completed loading rargo of S 7 .""i . feet of lumber for Mel bourne last nlcht at the K. K. Wood mill n Hoquiam and will clear tonight or to morrow. The schooner Manila. days from Syd ney, arrived today and after ha vine a new inat installed at the I.indstrom yards, will proceed to the Aberdeen Lumber te .Shingle Company's mill to load for Australia. Tne schooner Premier, 1 2 nays from cooks Inlet, arrived this aft ernion and ill load at the Anderson and Mlddlcton, or Bay Oty mill, for china. The ateamer atsr Gadsby. Coronado and Helena arc due tomorrow from ian Fran cisco. ASTORIA. Or., May 1" t Special. ) The stem s.-hoorer Wapama sailed this morn ing for I. Angeles, with a cargo of lumber from port laud. CarrMnc a raro of lumber from Portland. the at earn achooner Hymplc sailed during the nlKht for San Pedro. After taklnr on bunker coal at the munici pal dock, the British steamer Hazel Dollar nailed today fT Hankow and Taku bar, China, with 8.60.YOmj feet of lumber loaded Wegtport. Her cargo la valued at .1S.M1. The Japanese steamer Mayacni ataru ar- rlvej this morning 21 .. n. from otaru. Japan, with a cirno of oak logs and sulphur. e-he reDOrts encountering strong ina our- Inr the ureater portion of the voyage, but tlu weather waa exceptionally pleaaant dur- ng the last few oavi. K. M. Cherry. local a rent for the Marine Underwriters, has received authority from A. Esterbrook ft Co., owners of the schooner Oakland, stranded on the beach near Nehalem Bay; to call for bids on the nurchat-e of the vessel and her equipment. The btda are to be opened on May IT. but the car no I not to 1e sold. Bringing all the freight she could carry and about 175 pHSsenrs, the steamer Great Northern arrived this afternoon rrom Sen Francisco. The British, bark Inversrarry.. rmin laden from Portland for As," res for orders, arrived from Portland this afternoon and will aail tomorrow. COOS BAY, Or., May 12. (Special.) The Adeline Smith left Prt last night. Arriving today from Rogue Rlvr. the gasoline schooner Bustler Is loading freight for a return trip. The steam achooner Hardy Is duo from San Francisco. The steam schooner Cleono sailed for San Francisco last nlitht. The Coos Bay Mill Company transferred 00.000 fe-t of lumber to the North Bend mill to finish a ca.no for the Yellowstone. The C. A. Smith mill was shut down today by a break In the new carriage. FL.ORF.NCE. Or., Mav 12. ( Special. The Fftwolln achooner Primrose, en route from Y'ulna to San Pedro, was forced to call at this port to repair a mainsail. farcoiil Wireless Tteports. (All position reported at ft P. M.. May IS, unleoa otherwise1 designated.) I-urlJne. Honolulu for tan Francisco, 1410 mlies out. May 11. Hyaoes. Seattle for Honolulu, lolO xnllea out. May 11. Manoa. San Francisco for Honolulu, 623 miii'i out. M.it 1 1. Hiloman. Sea.tt.le for Honolulu. 1110 miles from Flattery. May 11. China. Orient for San Francisco, 1T40 miles out. May 1 1. At la. KahuTul, for Psn Fedro, ST mileg from San led ro. May 11. Georgian. Hl.o for San Francisco, I007 miles our. May 11. W. S. Porter, Point Orlvnt for Seattle, 138 ml'es from Point Orient. Willamette. Port. and for Sn Francisco. ll." ml!e north of San Francisco. El Sen undo, Kt hmon-1 for Seattle, 1--ml es north of. Richmond. Adeline Smith. c,os Bay for San Francisco, Sr miles north of San Francisco, Knterprlae, Honolulu for t-an Krancisco, 140 miles out. Yosemlte. San Francisco for Grays Harbor, SO mi:es south of Point Gorda. MofTeit. towlnK barge .:. Pa. boa for Ri.-hmond, 6T5 miles south of lightship. Multnomah. San Fnmn.-i-co for San Pedro, 20 miles east of San Pedro. Beaver, j-an Pedro for Kan Francisco. mlVf east of Point Conception. 'lt v of para. San Franci .-o for Balboa, 2.-.K miles south of San Francisco. Speedwell CoqulTle River for COOS Eav, 3 mi leu north of Consul. ! River. W a p a m a. Port lur.d for San Fran Cisco, H ml lew south of "olumbla River. Co tigress. San Francisco for Seattle, 21 m!i eout h of Flattery. Grace Ioi:r, Tacoma for Pan Pedro, 0tS mllra north of San Krancisco. Coronado. San Kranciaco for Aberdeen. 40 miles norih of Blanco. Lucas. Rl Secundo for Seat tie, 5O0 miles north of San Krancisco. Governor, Vict oria for San Francisco, mi.es west of Slip point. AroMne. Anchorage fr Seattle, off Smiths Il'iml. Buck. San l.uis f.r Vancouver. 9 nailea fro-n Vancouver. t Jim Butler. Port To nsend for San Kran cisco. nine miles south of B'unts Reef. I rak. m 1th hurt 1 n tow. ,!! f RIctuauQd, 277 raiiti north of, Ktcatuuod. State Kngineor Suys Kxcx-utive I- swed Mandate to Turn Over to Deputy TroJect Requir ing His Attention. SALEM. Or.. May IT. Special.) Differences between Governor "Withv combe and State Knglneer I-ewis over whether the Stat engineer or hw chief deputy. K. I. Can tine, shall fupervts the survey of ft road up tlie John Day Valley, today led Mr. Iewls to appeal to Score taj-y of State O.cott and Stato Treasurer Kay for their support in leaving this survey in his charge. Un less he is allowed to proceed with his work of arranpinj: the survey of th Orant fount y road. Mr. lewts advies the Highway Commission that the proj ect for a state road connecting witli the Columbia Highway in Sherman County and reaching to Ontario is liable to failure. At a recent meetlniz of the -state Hicrhway Commission that body ordered Lewis chief deputy, K. I. Can tine, to confer with the County Court of Wheeler County regarding raising funds for the proposed survey of the road throusii that county. Governor Object a. In presenting the minutes of the meeting to the Governor for his ap proval, the State Engineer met witU objection f rom the executive, he ha informed the other members of tho Commission, to him directing the sur vey ir. Grant County. Lewi declares the Governor maintained that the Com mission alno ordered Cant ine to direct the survey in (Irani County. The State Engineer contends tha t no such reso- ution ever was adopted by the Com mission, and paid that he already had gotten the work well under -way. so that to take the authority to supervise . the road from him and give it to Mr. Cantine would tend to Jeopardize the success of the road. With Stte Trca-Nurcr Kay and the Governor out of the city today, the Commission did not meet to consider Kngineer I-ewis' communication, but it is expected that the Commission will consider the matter within the next few days. Referring to his clash with the Gov ernor over the order, as written by him in the minutes of the Commission's meeting. Kngineer Iewis todav in formed the Commi5ton as follows: County fr'otltled to Action. Vpon presentation to the governor, h appeal to hae taken the vie t hat a reKoliulon was tmt adopted, and that the order direct ine Vr, t'annre to ronfrr with the Count y t 'our! of Wheeler Count v r--irardii.K funds, took .re cf the Gr.ni County surve a rant "ounty has al lott d to he expended under state supervision on the survey of a road up the John ly Valley, with a view to Its ultimate adop tion as a stete -oad. Such Mctlou taken by T h Countv C-u rt nar a month a co. and the rotmiv in entli 11 to oome immediate and definite action hy the HtB wn v Com mi on. Tho people of the John Ty Valley hav contributed much time and effort to promot ing tills cros-itate r'dd. with the em-our a uro me i.t and ro-operi t mn l this off:-e. They have not confine. i thentne'ves to ihrir own countte.. lt-.it hnve held meetings In adjoining t-nuntlc. ni the mu (.ess of tin project seems assured. I have secured promise that the Cn'ted Slates Korest .Service win care for that portion of the survey on forest properly bct.f n John Hay and 1,'nity. Nothing would do more to throw this prel ect, which has been so successfully launched, into confusion and jerhp wreck it. thau f.iilure on the prt of the rommtMlon to en ter a definite order nt this tune, direct. n;; hit th nec-ssjirv derailed surveys be madk fu accordance with the terms of the statu ic. People Ietre Purvey. This road 1 not at present a state road. It Ik the lcitire of tho pcopie to hae It surveyed and adopt j as urb, so that state inch way tun. Is mar legally he ex pended upon It. The irneHiure for su-! adoption ik for the state klmtinecr to pre pare a map showms; such main hiirhwats as. In his Judgment, ate of sufficient Im portance to he neljnated r Mate roada ami report the aumu to the commission for its adoption. Believing that the aw elearlv made it tho duty of the State Knpmr to advi?. the county courts on road matters and a suinlnc that the hoard would not heitato to enter the proper order. I pave detailed Instructions to Mr. Scott some time act to proceed with the Grant County surve a. Mr. Scott has just flushed the location of ." miles of new road near Llend, and owtmc to right -of -wav difficulties delaying Imme diate construction, it was my plan to transfer thia party to Giant County. If the commis sion d iff era w ith 111 as to t he Interprets -t Ion of the laws and declines to enter t hM order, an iraiiiedtttte and entire .chango of plans will be necessary. I am familiar with conditions in thl ter ritory through whii h t he road passen. and appreciate the importance to this undeei oped region of a throujrh road, following modern standards, and feel th:it should tho commission decline 10 take definite action at this time. It will jeopardize tho success of this Important undertaking. PROMISE MADE TO WEST MR. CVMMINS DKfLARKS nK mil, IM.U K rfsoi rit:s. Senator aat Raarbarff I X C-reetcd by t'rowdrd llouae and Speaks) to a rtf rass at oltllera Home. r.OSEBL"RO. Or.. Mm- II. fSprcial.) Senator Cummins, of Iowa, wbo is a canrtitlaato for President of the United States, delivered an eloquent addre.-s here today before an audience which taxed the capacity of the Antlers The ater. The Senator Kaid Oregon was one of the mot resourceful states in the Union, but Its development had been retarded by unfair legislation on the part of the Kederul Government. "If I am nominated and elected," said the Senator. "I will unlock the AVes-t and open ul its resources to develop ment." He also discussed the tariff, pre paredness, transportation and tl.e Mexican situation. Foilowine; the arrival of Senator Cummins and party here at 7 o'clock thia mornms. they were taken to the I'mpqua Hotel, where they were guests at breakfast. At noon they were en tertained by local Republicans at luncheon. abater Senator Cummins fpoke at the Soldiers" Home. He was accompanied here by J. C. Sammis. tf Ies Moines, past pranrt exalted ruler of the lllks. and Tom Kay. State Treas urer, of SalTn. ICaiii-h Home Iiurm-tl. PEXDLETOX. Or.. May II (Special ) The ranch home of Andy Rust, promi nent etockman. 55 miles south of Fen dleton, was totally destroyed by fire Wednesday, according to word received here today. The loss was approximately $ 1 joO, covered by Insurance. Tltse. at Aotorba NslurtliT. ItiKh. I-uw. r.n A. fi 3 f-et R ..? A. M I t feet aJ 1'. il J i..l.C.Cft 1. M -.i feet. I"