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THE MORNING OREGONIAN. TUTJRSDAT, DECEMBER 20, 1917.
If GRIP OF STORM
Flood Hits Many Towns and
-Halts Traffic; Willamette
at Danger Point.
WOODLAND CRISIS PASSED
bridges and Railroad Grades Are
Washed Out, Power Plants Threat
ened, Homes Flooded and Stock
Perish in Wake of Freshet.
(Continue From Firt Page.)
lost barges and odds and ends on Its
crest. Time and again the drift piled
gainst the bridge piers, jutting: far
upstream, to break away and disinte
grate in the yellow swirl.
The Clackamas rose to the same im
pulse, and for a time its impetuosity,
which broke all records of recent years,
threatened the power plants of the
Portland Railway, Light & Power Com
pany at CazadTo and River Mill, and
tied up all traffic pn the Estacada line
Oswego Ilu Blocked.
Traffic on the Southern Pacific's, line
to Oswego was interrupted last night
when a large rock plunged to the track
near Elk Rock. Although the obstruc
tion was cleared away, the track will
not be used until daylight investiga
tion reveals the damage. This morn'.ne,
for the Oswego run.- motor busies will
operate from Rlveria to Oswego, meet
ing the local at the former point.
It is probable that the Newberg train
will be detoured via Beaverton. Tilla
mook trains today from this city will
run only to Timber, while from Tilla
mook the trains will operate only to
Wheeler. Slides between the two tem
porary terminal points are responsible.
Shortly after midnight this morning
a made-up passenger train, detoured
via Albany arrived from the south
with California passengers, who were
due to arrive on the morning Southern
Pacific trains. Washouts in the vicin
ity of Salem caused the detour and
Food Stocks la Danger Bere.
At the company's Bull Run plant
heavy slides frequently blocked the
flume. Slides Interrupted service on the
Bull Run electric line at Maybury.
At the first hint of danger to Port
land's power and light supply, company
officials placed the local steam-operated
power plants in full commission,
and Issued a request to large power pa
trons for the curtailing of service
wherever possible. The measure was
purely precautionary, and improved
conditions on the Clackamas soon ren
dered it unnecessary.
Hundreds of men were pressed into
service on the Portland waterfront to
rescue and salvage stores of grain and
Most of the Front-street commission-houses,
with the caution born of
similar experiences, cleared out their
basements and lower warerooms on the
previous day and few of them report
any damage from the high water.
Conditions in the lower river were
better, by reason of the fact that the
river has a fall of 2.8 between the foot
of Stark street and the St. Johns ter
minal. Thus, when the former showed
18.7 feet, the height at St. Johns was
Mala Gas Mala Damaged.
The breaking of the old Tanner Creek
trunk sewer at Eleventh and' Hoyt
streets caused considerable damage
yesterday to the street and to the
main gas main connecting the Llnnton
gas plant of the Portland Gas & Coke
Company with the Portland distribut
Conditions have become such that an
expenditure of about $5000 will be
necessary to make the street passable
for traffic except in one direction.
With an improvised raft which Dep
uty Sheriff Rexford constructed from
logs, James Reed, a negro, better
known as "Birdlegs," and his wife were
taken in safety from their marooned
house east of the city yesterday. The
high waters of Johnson Creek had over
flowed the banks, surrounding the home
of the negroes with several feet of
Houseboat on Rampage.
A houseboat broke loose from some
where above Sellwood, drifted down
and lodged against the ferry cable,
snapped the heavy strand like a thread,
and proceeded on its way. The harbor
patrol grappled with the drifting house
boat, but the strong current wrenched
It away and they were forced to aban
don efforts to save it.
Two other houseboats were torn
from their moorings by the force of
the current in the Willamette yester
day. Shortly before daybreak a float
ing shack, somewhat demolluhed. drift
ed against the Sellwood Ferry, bumped
away and proceeded down the river.
Warning was given to members of
the Oregon Yacht Club, and the Motor
boat Club, both In Sellwood, to -prepare
to salvage furnishings and desert
the clubhouses, and preparatory meas
ures have been taken.
The Foster road district was inun
dated by flood waters of Johnson
Creek, a mere trickle in Summer, now
a full-grown torrent Between Lents
Junction and Gresham the flood spread
over numerous farms and milk trucks
were unable to reach the highway,
which was itself a racing river.
With the exception of the Southern
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Ji fij l i n e
Rot Quite Down and Out.
Many a man feels that he is down
and out when as a matter of fact be
still has in him many years of good
service that can be brought out by
proper treatment. Stomach trouble oft
en makes one despondent. It hits him
where he lives, saps his strength and
energy and makes him feel like giv
ing up. Give him a few doses of Cham
berlain's Tablets to improve his diges
tion and invigorate his liver and bow
els, and in most cases recovery is
prompt and effectual. Adv.
Pacific Railroad bridge, all bridges
across the Clackamas were closed to
traffic yesterday, while bridges on the
Molalla were reported to be under
water. No trains were operated on the
East Side division of the Southern Pa
cific yesterday. On the Mill City
branch of the Southern -Pacific, the
Santiam River bridge was washed out.
Slides on the Tillamookllne, between
Wheeler and Timber, interrupted
through travel between Tillamook and
Traffic on the main line of the
Southern Pacific was delayed several
hours by a washout near Salem. The
rapid rise of the Abiqua River, near
Silverton, gave Southern Pacific of
ficials grave concern. Moving cau
tiously, eastbound trains on the O.-W.
R. & N. line continued to operate.
With Indications of improvement In
the weather, and a prediction that the
crest of the flood will be reached by
tomorrow night, with a 22-foot show
ing, various waterfront interests and
power and transportation companies
were hoping for the best last night,
but were overlooking no precaution
against a still further rise.
Two small steamers, the Butterfly
and the Homer, and a scow belonging
to the Albina . Fuel Company broke
adrif at 8:30 o'clock last night from
their moorings at the Irving-street
dock. Harbormaster Speier, who was In
formed, telephoned the fire department
and the fireboat George H. .Williams
was sent to recover them.
The Williams overtook the Butterfly
and the scow near the University Shin
gle Mills, and secured them at the com
pany's dock. Late last night the re
covery of the Homer had not been re
ported. BRIDGES, HOUSES SWEPT AWAY
Tacoma District Feels Heavy Hand
of Raging Storm.
TACOMA, Wash.. Dec. 19.-r(Speclal.)
A wide--ept waste of yellow wa
ters, inundating everything tor miles
around, was the scene of desolation
which stretched before the eye when
the flood waters were at their crest
Just below the city limits today. The
valley, railroad tracks of three rail
roads, small houses, everything was
submerged. Here and there protruded
a housetop or the upper branches of
trees, standing out like gaunt shadows
against the dull landscape.
j Through the center of the flooded sea
raced the Puyallup River. On Its cur
rent floated drift of everything giant
logs, huge stumps, pieces of fence,
lumber and an occasional roof or sec
tion of a small house.
As if a mighty hand had pressed
and crushed it like an eggshell, the
big timbers and steel framework of
the main line Milwaukee bridge lay
splintered and twisted where it had
collapsed into the river.
Although the staggering bridge
seemed ready, to collapse into the
muddy river, the telephone men braved
danger and balanced themselves on the
far end of the broken bridge timbers.
Below them, and inundated by the
waters, lay the Milwaukee telephone
wires in a twisted mass. Swinging a
long rope, which was twirled with the
aid of an attached piece of lead, the
repair men made futile attempts to
throw the line to the other side of the
East of the Milwaukee bridge stood
the slaughter house of the Tacoma
Meat Company, almost submerged In
the flood. The Puyallup River flowed
In front of the building and driftwood
on its swift current bumped into the
structure continually. Once a small
outbuilding of the plant was lifted bod
ily off its foundation. It went down
the stream bobbing like a cork, until
It banged and crushed against a sta
Within the city limits the flood,
wrought its pathos and humor. . Across
from the Tacoma dairy stood a two-
story house, the water well up to its
OREGON" CITY HARD HIT
Manufacturing Industries Suspend
and Government Locks Close.
OREGON CITY, Or., Dec 19. (Spe
cial.) High water has paralyzed the
manufacturing industries of Oregon
City and West Linn. Every department
of the Haw ley Pulp & Paper Company
has been forced to close and mill offi
cials eay it is doubtful if the plant will
be able to resume until after Christmas.
The wood mill and pulp mill of the
Crown-Willamette Paper Company have
been closed. There is two feet of water
on the floor of the pulp mills in' West
Linn and the floor probably will be
covered to a depth of eight feet before
the crest .of the flood is reached.
The Clackamas River tonight is a
raging torrent, and rose steadily all
day. The Willamette River at Oregon
City came up nearly a foot during the
afternoon, and the vast flat section be
tween Oregon City and Gladstone is a
sea of water covering the big hop
yards, the county road, and rising up
close to the railroad tracks of the
Southern Pacific and the Portland Rail
way; Light" & Power lines. The bridge
across the Clackamas at Parkplace was
closed by order, of the court. Glad
stone, by reason of the extensive drain
age from adjoining hills, was a aea of
water this morning, - several business
houses having from an inch to a foot
of water on the floors. Citizens today
constructed a drainage ditch to the
Clackamas River. Tonight the situa
tion at Gladstone is slightly Improved,
although the river is higher than it
has been in years.
Southern Pacific service was discon
tinued today. The highway between
Oregon City and Canby is under water
in many places.
Molalla is completely isolated from
the rest of the county. Slides along
the Willamette ValleyvSouthern Rail
way near the Molalla River crossings
have undermined a few short sections
of track, but it is thought train service
will be resumed by Friday. Wright's
bridge, along the roadway between
Oregon City and Molalla, lias been
washed out. and the county road for
almost a mile Is under water.
The West Side road via- Oswego to
Portland is not safe, several sections
having been washed away.
WOODLAND DANGER PASSED
Town. Is Without Lights or Water,
bat No Outside Aid Is Needed.
WOODLAND. Wash., Dec. 19. (Spe
cial.) Woodland Is without light and
water. Part of the town and the sur
rounding country is flooded, bat the
Lewis River is receding and danger is
past, unless the backwaters of the
Columbia should raise the floods.
The steamer Undine, coming j the
river from Portland, picked ul a herd
of cattle belonging to F. J. Burlingaine.
The stock, valued at $2500, 1 being
kept on the steamer tonight.
Swirling waters undermined the city
reservoir and power plant dam, which
dropped Into the river. It Is estimated
that the damage will run between
$25,000 and $50,000.
No one is In danger In Woodland or
in the Immediate vicinity. There has
been no great suffering, but much in
convenience has been suffered by the
lack of water and light.
Mayor Belssgh says there ia no need
of outside assistance.
PARTLY BY FLOOD
Yew Park District Under Wa
ter and Residents Forced
From Lower Floors.
STREETCARS CANT RUN
Penitentiary Without Heat and No
Communication With West Salem
, Exists via Temporary Bridge,
as Another EJer Goes.
SALEM, Or., Dec IS. (Special.)
Whileythe Willamette Klver at this
point today was still within bounds,
many portions of the city presented the
appearance of vast lakes with houses
rising like so many islands above the
water. The river so far has done no
particular damage, but the creeks
which run through the north and south
ends of the city are out of their banks
and have .inundated many of the low
In the Tew Park district sonie of the
people were compelled to desert the
lower floors of their homes, while re
ports were received of a few small
houses which had floated loose from
their foundations. Scores of families
are . practically marooned and if the
watern continue to rise heavv damage
Is probable. . . . .
The bridges which span North Mill
Creek are under water on many of the
cross streets. At Twelfth and Oak
streets a torrent is flooding the streets
and the car tracks are under several
feet of water. The water also is over
flowing the -concrete bridge at that
point as well as on practically all of
the cross streams running north and
south on the north side of .the city.
Bridge I Weakened.
At the penitentiary the water threat
ened the power plant, and big crews
have been at work all day there. A
small bridge near the Southern Pacific
depot on the railroad line was so wab
bly that traffic was suspended and
danger of its going out was imminent
today. Another small trestle near the
State Training School on the Southern
Pacific went completely out today, de
laying trains from the south. It had
been out about 12 hours today, but
it is believed it can be replaced to
night. The train on the Silverton
branch failed to arrive today, being
delayed by high water in a number
Streetcar traffic was blockea nortn
and soi-th and also on the Yew Park
lines. A report also reached here that
the high-power transmission line went
out near Monitor.
Water which flooded the basement
of the Supreme Court building may
have done several thousands of dollars'
worth of damage. More than 1000
volumes belonging to the State Library
were soaked by the water, probably
beyond redemption-and a newly printed
set of lists for the State Library cost
ing $1500 may have to be duplicated.
Stock belonging to th. State Printing
Office also was badly damaged.
Workman Is Injured.
Another pier on the temporary bridge
over the Willamette here went out
today, and Enos Carlson, who was
working to remove debris from the
pier, was1 left hanging in midair. He
was taken off the bridge in a launch
and rushed to a hospital, having sus
tained injuries about the back. The
pier was on the Polk county side or the
PORTLAND BOAT IS GROUNDED
Steamer La Center Reported in Trou
ble Near Woodland, Wash.
WOODLAND, Wash., Dec. 19, (Spe
cial.) It is reported that the steamer
La Center is aground at Lamb's, three
miles south of here. Aid was requested
from the captain of the Undine, tied
up here after rescuing cattle from
flooded lands. The assistance was not
forthcoming because of the uncertain
condition of the river and the cap
tain's lack of knowledge of the currents.
It is believed, the way the water is
receding, that the La Center will be
hard and fast aground in the morning.
The La Center has plied between
Portland and Lewis River most of the
time since her construction in 1912.
She is rated one of the smallest stern-
wheelers on Oregon waters. She was
formerly a gasoline vessel, and is
owned by Brothers & Moe. Her length
is 65 feet, beam 16.8 feet, and depth 3.1
feet. Though diminutive when ranged
alongside the ordinary stern-wheelers
of the river fleet,, the La Center has
proven a faithful and dependable
packet and has arroraea tne Lewis
River territory a valuable outlet to the
ing removed for safety in some places.
Because of fear of the safety of the
bridge over Thomas Creek, about 11
miles east of Albany, traffic was aban
doned this afternoon on the Albany
Detroit branch of tire Southern Pacific
The Pacific Highway is under water
for some distance just south of the
Santiam River at Jefferson. Both the
North and South Santiam rivers have
been badly flooded all day. The Cala
pooia River is also very high.
FLOOD RECORDS ARE BROKEN
Big Log Jam Threatens Northern
Pacific Bridge Across Lewis.
VANCOUVER, Wash., Dec 19. (Spe
cial.) Flood records for a quarter of
a century in this section have been
broken, and great damage has been
done as a result. However, at 6 o'clock
tonight the sky was clear in. the west,
the moon was shining, and stars were
Lewis River at Woodland reached 11
feet, two feet above the former record
of 19 feet. All telephone lines to Wood
land, except the railroad line, are down.
The agent at Ridgefield reported late
today that a log jam of about three or
four acres was above the railroad
bridge across Lewis River, between
Woodland and Ridgefield, but that the
bridge was in no great danger, appar
ently. Trains between Vancouver and the
north were operated today, though
somewhat late. The Shasta Limited
both ways passed over the bridge at
Roads are in bad shape in many
places and it is reported water was
several feet deep on the Pacific High
way between here and Woodland yes
The Columbia River has made a rec
ord rise here of nearly four feet in 24
hours, and tonight was within a foot
of the lower dock. The river regis
tered nearly 15 feet tonight here, and
was yet rising, with the probability
that the offices will have to be removed
to the upper dock, unless the river
stops rising at once.
DAMAGE AT STEVENSOX $2 000
County Highway and Telegraph and
Telephone Wires Suffer.
STEVENSON, Wash., Dec 19. (Spe
cial.) The flood here has resulted in
an estimated damage of $2000 due
largely to damaged basements, first
floors of stores and clogged sewers.
The damage to the highway through
out Skamania County is reported to be
serious and may run into several thou
sand dollars. The roads to Carson and
westward are impassable.
Rock Creek Is the highest ever
known, the water and wind resulting
In much damage to telephone poles and
wires' of the Northwestern Electric
Company, of Portland.
At Hardy Creek, the . North Bank
trains last night were running through
18 inches of water on the roadbed.
Water Receding at Hood River.
HOOD RIVER, Or.. Dee. 19. (Spe
cial.) After a deluge of more than
seven Inches, the rain that has fallen
here steadily for the past week slack
ened tonight and Hood River, at a rec
ord high mark all last; night and today,
Is falling. The flood undermined a
pier of a bridge of the Mount Hooil
Railroad line and it will be 10 days
before freight can be handled.
BRIDGES OUT ON COWLITZ
River Up 18 Feet, Highest Known in
CASTLE ROOK. Wash., Dae. 19.
(Special.) The Cowlitx River at this
place is the highest in many years,
being up 18 feet and still rising. Small
bridges are out, the ferry below town
is out of commission and many per
sons are moving from their homes to
higher ground. There has been a
Chinook wind and this, with the steady
rain, indicates a further rise of the
Farmers on the bottom lands are
moving stock and preparing to prevent
any bad results.
Auto loads of loggers and millmen
are coming In 'from the Silver Lake
camps hourly, as the camps have
closed down, owing to the high water.
They were to close Saturday, anyway,
for the two weeks during the holidays.
ESTACADA HAS FLOOD DANGER
Clackamas River Runs Nearly Bank
Pull and Damage Slay Result.
ESTACADA. Or.. Dec. 19. fSnni-lnl 1
Streams above this place breaking
their banks today resulted In flood
conditions that may cause considerable
damage unless the rains cease imme
diately. Today water rushed through
the streets a foot or more deep.
The Clackamas River, usually run
ning 40 feet down Its canyon, today
was from eight to ten feet from the
top, this high point resulting in push
ing the water onto the floor of the
power plant at Cazadero, where, gen
erally, the water runs 30 feet below
the plant's ground floor.
DAMAGE LIGHT AT ALBANY
River High and Railroad Traffic In.
ALBANY. Or.. Dec. 19. (Special.)
Though all streams In this part of the
state are flooded and many are well
beyond their banks, but little damage
is reported. Water is backing up in
the lowlands, however, nd stock is be-
POWER PLANT OCT OF BUSINESS
Storm Loss Reported Widespread In
Whito Salmon Valley.
WHITE SALMON, Wash., Dec 19.
(Special.) The White Salmon Valley
has suffered storm damage In many
places. For 72 hours heavy rain has
The power plant of the Pacific Power
& Light Company at Husum, on the
White Salmon River, went out of com
mission Monday evening. No opera
tion will be possible until the rains
It is reported that the plant of the
Northwestern Electric Company also is
out of commission. The retaining wall
at the Husum plant is being under
mined. The Trout Lake Valley is under
water, with bridges carried away.
STORM INTERRUPTS TRAFFIC
Mrs. Li. Bronson Salmon, of Port
land, Injured on Ferryboat.
LONG BEACH, Wash., Dec. 19.
(Special.) Trains arriving here yes
terday were from one to four hours
late because of the heavy rains of the
past few days. A ferry-boat bound for
Meager was unable to make a landing
at the latter place as a result of the
heavy sea, coupled with the breaking
of a cable. Many women were aboard
the ferry, and it was with some diffi
culty that the captain put into port
at Astoria. Mrs. L. Bronson Salmon,
of Portland a -passenger on the ferry.
was painfully injured when she fell
in the cabin. She Is now in a hospital
at Astoria, where she is receiving med
GRAYS HARBOR MILLS CLOSED
Flood Waters Recede and Worst of
Storm Is Believed to Be Over.
ABERDEEN, Wash., Dec. 19. (Spe
cial.) The flood in Eastern Grays
Harbor County rose 18 inches last night
and this morning, as the result of in
creased freshets caused by the warm
winds which have followed the storm.
The mills along the Montesano water
front have been flooded and forced to
close. The Olympic Highway between
Aberdeen and Montesano is flooded.
The water began receding this after
noon and the worst bf the danger is
believed to be past. A big slide on the
Northern Pacific line Just at the en
trance to the city blocked that line for
seven hours today.
Slides Hold TJp Trains.
TILLAMOOK. Dec 19. (Special.'
The storm continues here. Communi
cations with the Willamette Valley
have been cut off for three days. The
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Brushes all sizes and styles. .. .$1.25 to $7.00
Jewel Boxes ...50 up
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telephone and telegraph wires are
down. Slides on the railroad have
prevented ' the trains from getting
through for two days.
All of the rivers are out of their
banks. The wagon road north of Til
lamook was covered with water for
two days, preventing- traffic.
COWLITZ HIGHEST SIXCE 1906
Million Feet of Timber Carried
Away and Lowlands Flooded.
KELSO, Wash., Dec It. (Special.)
The Cowlitz River's worst freshet
since November, 1906, reached Its crest
this afternoon and was standing at the
Jl-foot stage. The -Kelso bridge stood,
although several Jams formed and
threatened to break It down.
The total timber loss is about 1,000,
000 feet. The mills are flooded and
much damage has been done to lumber
and shingles In the yards.
The lowlands around Kelso are
flooded and tile roads are blocked to
Yakima River Still Rising.
NORTH YAKIMA, Wash., Dec. 19.
Flood conditions here, which are the
most serious since 1906, are becoming:
worse. Farmers living In the river bot
tom are moving to higher ground,
abandoning their stock and furniture.
No through trains on the Northern Pa
cific from east or west have reached
here In two days.
Lower Colombia Tranquil.
ASTORIA, Or., Dec 19. (Special.)
While the heavy rains of the last week
have caused freshets in many of the
Out in the Inland Umpire of the Pacific
Nortrvwest tHe five and ten thousand
acre ranches are getting ready for
world-feeding crops in 191&.
by Randall Howard,. tells of this hundred-mile
wheatfield run by tractors
and managed by business men where
a thousand acres is a small farm.
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smaller sttreams In the Lower Colum
bia River district, no damage of note
in this vicinity has been reported. The
weather conditions have been normal
here since yesterday morning, and only
a small amount of rain has fallen. This
afternoon the sun shone brightly.
River Falling at Eugene. ,
EUGENE, Or.. Deo. 19. (Special.)
The rains are fallinsr in the valley and
not in the mountains, Lee Goetschius,
Federal weather and river observer at
Eugene, said tonight. This morning
the gauge registered seven feet, a drop
of 1.6 feet. Throughout the day it has
remained stationary, nothwlthstanding
a heavy downpour of rain.
Flood Begins to Recede.
CHEHALIS, Wash., Dec. 19. (Spe
cial.) Owing to a light cessation of
the rainfall in this section the Che
halis Valley and Newaukum flood has
begun to recede and no further serious
damage is anticipated. .Traffic is re
sumed on the South Bend branch of
the Northern Pacific, but late today.
owing to a slide near Castle Rock, .
where a fill sloughed away from be
neath the track, there was a further
blockade on the double track, which
just now is carrying all the tramo
whlcn would otherwise go through the
Cascade Mountains eastward.
The unsold merchandise, Allied
Red Cross Bazaar, groceries, fur
niture, beds, bedding, dolls, etc.
Fourth and Washington Sts.
At 10 o'clock this morning.
Back Up Our Soldiers
at the Front!
TO ALL POINTS IN THE
Central Oregon, on Oregon
Trunk Ey., December 20
North Bank Road, Rainier'
to Spokane, December 20
Willamette Valley, on Ore
gon Electric Ry., Decem
ber 22 to 25, and Decem
ber 29, 30, 31 and Jan
uary 1, 1918,
TO BEACH POINTS
$3 Round Trip
December 22, 23, 24 and
December 29 to 31. Re
turn limit Wednesday
following: date of sale.
North Bank Ticket Office
Fifth and Stark Sts.