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THE MORNING OBEGONIAN, SATURDAY. DECE3IBER 29. 1917.
Warm Rain in Cascades Sends
Melted Snow Into Rivers
in Great Volume.
PRECAUTIONS BEING TAKEN
Railroads Have Crews Watching
Bridges and Strengthening Any
Weak Spots Wire Communi
cation Cut Off in Places.
SEATTLE, Wash.. Dec. 28. Western
Washington rivers today were rising
and the lowlands were threatened with
more floods as the result of heavy,
warm rains both in the Cascade Moun
tains and in the lowlands, according to
information reaching the office of
bounty Engineer S. J. Humes. Mr.
Humes said the threatened inundation
may be worse than the flood of 10 days
ago, which caused more than 1100,000
damage to railroads and highways.
Only cessation of rain can avert an
other flood and no cessation is in
sight, asserted O. S. Salisbury, section
director of the United States Weather
Bureau. "The situation looks serious."
Every railroad operating out of Seat
tle today had its section gangs
strengthening bridges and watching
threatened points. The railroads are
preparing to avert, if possible, repeti
tion of the tie-up they suffered a week
Dispatches from Ellensburg said it
had been raining for more than 30
hours in the Cascades and that snow
was melting rapidly. The Yakima
J liver was reported rising rapidly.
West of the Cascades the Snoqualmie,
Cedar, Green, and White Rivers were
reported rising rapidly at their sources.
A bridge at .North Bend, on the Sno
qualmie, was washed out last night.
Kent, a small town near here, was
preparing for a second flood. Last
week Kent was inundated. Wire com
munication with Vancouver. B. C. was
cut off today by a sleet storm.
FLOOD CONDITIONS REVIVED
Walla Walla Country Suffering as
Result of Warm Rains.
WALLA WALLA. Wash.. Dec. 28.
(Special.) Heavy rains of the last few
days. . with Chinook winds and warm
weather, which melted snows far-back
in the mountains, have revived flood
conditions until today matters became
serious. Washing out of bridges over
Dry Creek, Garrison Creek, the Cotton
wood and other streams has marooned
many families and made travel in parts
of the county impossible.
The rainfall was so heavy above the
intake of the city waterworks that it
filled the mains with mud.
Mill Creek, which flows .through
Walla Walla, is carrying much water,
but a channel cut last week by the high
water is carrying most of the stream
into the Yellowhawk and Garrison
creeks. The lowlands are all flooded.
Continuation of such weather for
1 another 24 hours will result In heavy
HIGH WATER MAY CLOSE MILL
Heavy Rains Causing Clackamas to
Rise and Back Vp Willamette.
OREGON CITY, Or..' Dec. 28. (Spe
cial.) There is a prospect that some
of the departments of the West Linn
mill of the Crown Willamette Paper
Company will have to close owing to
the river conditions. Reports from the
Clackamas Valley indicate that the
heavy rains of the last few days have
swollen the Clackamas River, which is
backing up the Willamette to flood
stage. The lower river stands tonight
at 32 feet and is still rising, and it is
considered likely that the pulp mill
will be closed Saturday morning. This
will necessitate shutting down the
wood mill and probably four of the six
The upper river registered 12.8 feet
tonight and had been stationary all
day. The Willamette up stream has
fallen today, so up-river conditions are
SILVER THAW GRIP TIGHTENS
Bellingham Country Wire Service
Crippled by Storm.
BELLINGHAM. Wash.. Dec. 28.
Half a dozen towns were in darkness
last night, orchards have been ruined
and telephone and telegraph service
north of this city is paralyzed as a re
sult of a "silver thaw." which has held
the northwestern part of Whatcom
County in its grip for the past two
For three nights rain has frozen as
it fell and hundreds of telephone poles
and trees have been snapped off by
the weight of the accumulated ice.
The towns of Lynden. Maple Falls,
Glacier. Kendall and Deming . were
without lights last night.
There has been heavy rainfall in
Bellingham. but no freezing tempera
ture has been recorded since Tuesday.
'Vndloton Has Nearly Inch or Rain.
PENDLETON. Or.. Dec. 28. (Spe
cial.) Nearly an inch of rain fell-here
last night and this morning and as a
result the Umatilla River gained nearly
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H.BI A.Ar, e tlififl R
Subject to Croup.
"Our little girl Is subject to frequent
attacks of croup," writes F. O. Strong.
Calpella, Cal. "I always give her Chem
berlain's Cough Remedy, as one or two
doses of it cures her." This is a favor
ite remedy for croup, as it can be
depended upon and is pleasant and
safe to take. It contains nt ntic
two feet during the day. Much debris
is coming down on the flood, indicating
that the storm has been- general. No
damage has been reported.
TACOMA DISTRICT RE-FLOODED
Report From Puyallup Warns of
DangeV tof Lake Tapps Dam.
TACOMA, Wash., Dec. 28. (Special.)
Floods and high water Friday again
threaten Puyallup Valley. Following
an almost steady rainfall the past 60
hours, the Puyallup River was out of
its banks, flood waters were again
washing over- Puyallup avenue in Ta
coma, near the Cushman School, the
rebuilding work done on the Milwau
kee bridge washout out last week was
again swept away, lowlands through
out the valley, especially in the vi
cinity of Roberts Hill, between Tacoma
and Puyallup. were under water and
in Sumner and Puyallup grave fears
were felt for the safety of the Lake
Tapps dam. In the vicinity of Kent the
Green River is again flooding the val
Puyallup reports state that a tele
phone message had been received there
warning of the Lake Tapps dam being
unsafe. A break would send a gigan
tic wall of water sweeping down the
valley. Telephone reports to Tacoma
from the operator at Lake Tapps state,
however, that conditions there were
normal and no immediate danger ex
isted. RAINFALL 1.6 4 IN 2 4 HOl'RS
Precipitation for Period From Sep
tember 1 Exceeds Normal.
There was a rainfall of 1.64 inches
here for 24 hours ending at 5 o'clock
last night, making a total of 18.96
inches since September 1. while the
normal precipitation for that period is
18.63 inches. At Tacoma 1.44 inches
fell and at Tatoosh 1.78 inches was the
total. North Head, at the mouth of the
Columbia, reporting .64 inch.
The river rose from 16.1 feet to
16.4 feet between 8 o clock yesterday
morning and 3 o'clock In the afternoon,
there being no marked rise later.
though it is expected the stream will
gain for two or three days. or ji
hours, ending yesterday morning, the
gain here was 1 loot.
The master of the Government
dredge Monticello, now on the East
fork of Lewis River, reported that
stream had risen to 16 feet, "while
Thursday it was 8 feet above zero.
The North fork had a depth yesterday
of 17 feet above zero.
WHEAT CROP HARVEST KEXT SEA
. SON MAY Sl'FFER.
Farming and Commercial Interests of
Spokane District Write to
SPOKANE. Wash., Dec. 28. What
they declare is the grave necessity of
immediate action in taking steps to
hold the young men of . the Pacific
Northwest on the farms, instead of per
mitting such large numbers of them
to join the military service. If this!
section is to raise even a normal wneat
crop next season, is called to the at
tention of President Wilson in a. tele
gram sent him tonight by representa
tives of agricultural and commercial
interests in this region.
Among the signers of the telegram
are: E. F. Benson, state commissioner
of agriculture; Charles Hebberd, Fed
eral Food Administrator for Washing
ton; J. L. Paine, president of the Spo
kane Chamber of Commerce, and N.
W. Durham, chairman of the Spokane
county council of defense.
The telegram suggests that a Na
tional war-time food production admin
istrator be named to "fire the imagina
tion of the people to the supreme neces
sity of increased food production," and
who will establish far-reaching co-operation
with the Agricultural Depart
ment. MEXICANS AFTER BANDITS
Federal Troops Take Up Trail Where
Americans Left Off.
EL PASO, Texi, Dec. 28. Mexican
federal cavalry troops have taken up
the "hot trail" in pursuit of the few
remaining Mexican bandits who raided
the Brite store and ranch Christmas
morning, killing three civilians and
wounding one, beginning the bandit
chase in Mexico, where the American
cavalry troops were forced to abandon
it because of the lack of supplies and
distance from their base In Mexico.
This was announced today by Mexi
can Consul-General Andres Garcia.
GRENADE WOUND ENDS LIFE
Denver Boy Succumbs to Injuries at
San. Diego Camp.
SAN DIEGO, Cal., Dec. 28. Lieuten
ant Herbert Brown, of the 157th In
fantry, formerly the First Colorado,
stationed at Camp Kearny, succumbed
this morning to wounds received last
week during hand grenade practice,
when portions of the grenade penetrat
ed the barrier and killed Captain Mc-
Brown's home was in'Denver.
Too. Much Headlight, Police
Motorcycle Officer Frlebrra: Does
His Plain Duty as Prescribed by
the Traffic Ordinance and Causes
Superior Some Embarrassment.
rpHE hour was late. The moon, half
X obscured by the drifting rain
clouds, added fitful gleams to the
steady light of the street lamps. Grand
avenue was nearly deserted, . as it
should be at 1 o'clock in the morning.
Captain Harry A. Circle, commander
of the second night relief at police
headquarters, was scurrying along in
his car on a hurry call. At the inter
section of Hawthorne a brown-clad
motorcycle officer rested on his stal
lion shod with fire. His uplifted hand
brought Captain Circle's car to a stop.
"Hello, Frieberg." hailed the Cap
tain, recognizing the guardian of the
peace for Southeast. Portland. "What's
If Officer Frieberg was taken aback
by his recognition of his "skipper," his
face didn't show it.
"Headlights. ; cap," ' he responded.
"You're pinched-for too much dazzle
"That's right, cap." Officer Frieberg
calmly pulled a little green-bound
"Digest of Traffic Ordinance" from his
pocket. "Section 32. ordinance 32091:
'No operator of any motor vehicle shall
use a headlight ' "
"Well, say "
"'All lights must be arranged so
that ' 'i
"Yes, know, but "
"'Such light shall also give
"Sure. Now, Frieberg, you see, it was
this way m-m-m-m-m-m "
"I see. Good- night, cap." -
Good, night, Frieberg."
ELKS PLAN SWIFT
RED CROSS DRIVE
Chairman Haas Sets Goal at
25,000 New Members to Be
Pledged New Year's Eve.
NUMEROUS STUNTS ON TAP
Every Automobllist Who Drives to
Downtown Sections Monday Will
Be "Held TTp". by - Soldiers.
Kangaroo Court Feature.
RED CROSS MEMBERSHIP
DRIVE IN MTSHELL.
Total members to date Port
land, 71,749; state outside, 125,
168; total Oregon, 196.917.
Just about 43.000 members re
main for state to complete quota,
while Portland is responsible
for 28,000 of this figure, leaving
15,000 for the state at large.
If Portland thinks the Red Cross
workers have "jazzed" it the past few
days, all well and good.
But 50 stalwarts from the Elks met
last night at the Elks clubroom to dis
cuss plans by which they will sell
25.000 Red Cross memberships New
Year's eve, and said:
"Huh! It ain't a circumstance to
what we'll do to 'em."
The "em" refers to Portland and
Portlanders and the doings will be done
Monday afternoon and night. New
"There won't be a man. woman or
child who won't be a member at least
once, and we don't bar repeaters," was
the way C. T. ("Jack") Haas described
the situation, and as chairman of the
Elks' committee Mr. Haas ought to
"However," he continued, "while we
jazz them to death and literally tear
that dollar from them or rather 25.
000 of them we'll give them more than
$5 worth of fun. For it sure will pay
to be downtown that night. Oh, yes, it
will pay the Red Cross, too."
Here are some of the stunts that were
laid before that Elks committee:
Paul Chamberlin arranged for "Muff
Bronson and Roscoe Taylor, who have
quite a pugilistic record, to pose as
the Kaiser and one T. R. The latter
will proceed to chase and capture the
other and they will set to in real
Assisted by details of soldiers Colo
nel Disque will provide. Army men and
nurses will hold up every autoist who
wishes to drive downtown anytime
Monday. That's Ray Barkhurst's idea.
He says it will be no use trying to get
down a little earlier, for his details will
be on duty a lot earlier.
A kangaroo court will be in prog
ress all the time.
John K. Young has arranged to have
the Fire Department "roll" at 12:30
Monday and give an exhibition at Sixth
and Alder. While the Fire Department
is there, the Elks will hold an informal
meeting of their committees at the same
But the New Year's eve festivities
will not really be Inaugurated until 8
o'clock, when every steamboat whistle
on the river, the sirens of the logging
mills and of every shipbuilding plant
will shrill out a welcome to the Elks'
Red Cross New Year's drive. From then
on about 1000 Elks will be after mem
bers for the Red Cross.
Morrow County sprung a surprise in
the Red Cross drive by raising its to
tal membership to 2016, 134 per cent,
thus answering the challenge of Roy
Bishop, of Pendleton, to equal Uma
tilla County's percentage of 133.
Marion and Jefferson counties are the
only counties in Oregon that have
failed to enlist 10 per cent of their pop
ulation. But 43,000 more members remain be
fore the state. The total last night
was 196,917. of which Portland had
raised 71.749, and the state outside
125,168, thus Portland has slightly more
than 28,000 members to go.
Mrs. Grant Carder issued an appeal
last night to the mothers, wives, sis
ters and sweethearts of enlisted men,
and others wearing service flags, to
meet her this' morning for a special
conference at 250 Morgan building.
MERRILL IS BANNER DISTRICT
Klamath County as Whole Slightly
Short of Allotment.
KLAMATH FALLS, Or., Dec. 28.
(Special.) Merrill, 23 miles south of
this city, wins the Klamath County
pennant in the drive of the American
Red Cross, having reported 111 per cent
of its quota. Three hundred and
eighty-seven memberships were cold,
which was 38 in excess of its quota.
The Red Cross headquarters here re
ported that Klamath County had- not
yet quite made up its quota, still there
were several outlying districts yet to
be heard from.
Maxwell Wins Medal Flay.
PINEHURST, N. C, Dec. 28. Norman
H. Maxwell, of Pennsylvania, won the
medal in the qualifying round of the
annnual mid-Winter golf tournament
here today with a card of 78. Ninety
six of the 105 starters qualified. R. C.
Shannon II, of Brockport, was second,
with 82; W. E. Truesdell, of Brooklyn,
third with 86 and John W. Robb, of
Philadelphia, fourth, with 87.
Aumsville Had Red Cross Baby. .
AUMSVILLE, ' Or.. Deo. 28. (Spe
cial.) This town comes into the race
for the youngest Red Cross member.
Thirty minutes after his birth yester
day a membership was taken out for
Albert Lorenze Jensen, eon of Air. and
Mrs. II. P. Jensen.
BODY FOUND NEAR HUSUM
Teeth Fillings Indicate Remains Are
WHITE SALMON, Wash., Dec. 28.
(Special.) While clearing the drift
from above the dam of the Northwest
ern Electric Company, which had ac
cumulated during the recent high wa
ter on ..he White Salmon River, near
Husum, a body which had evidently
been in the water for sometime was
It is presumed it is the body of
Chauncey Williams, who disappeared
early in October, after leaving his fam
ily for a hunting and fishing trip along
the upper river. For several days
posses dragged the many deep pools,
but without results. All clothing had
been torn from the rody. but gold fill
ings in the teeth are identified as those
of Mr. William!
A parliamentary committee has found
that the production of all of London's
electric power in a few central stations
would save 6,000,000 tons of coal a year
and greatly lessen. ta smoke. evil.
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STATE SITE ADVISED
Lime Board's First Annual
BIG SAVING ACCOMPLISHED
Second-Hand Aerial Tramway Ob
tained for $3000, Despite Fact
New Outfits, of But Slightly.
. -Better Value, Cost $25,000.
k- SALEM, Or., Dec. 28. (Special.) The
initial annual report of the State Lime
Board was filed with Governor Withy
combe today hy Warden Murphy, of
the . Penitentiary, ex-officio member of
The report, in commenting upon the
Board's accomplishments, states that,
owing to the small appropriation avail
able, it was not possible to purchase a
lime deposit, and hence the Board was
compelled to select a site, the owner of
which would permit the industry to be
carried on on a royalty basis of a small
amount per ton.
"The Board is satisfied that better
lime deposits exist in Oregon than the
one selected the one on Chaney Creek,
for instance but lack of funds to build
roads and overcome other obstacles
eliminated it almost at once, and it
was finally decided that the Beeman
quarry, at Gold Hill, was the best, in
view of all confronting conditions,"
says the report.
"Machinery for pVoseculion of work
has been ordered, but owing to war
conditions no definite promise of de
livery has been obtained. The board
considers itself fortunate in being able
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A "foine chance" to see charming Vivian
Martin in a delightful story of "Ould Ire
land." Romance, thrills, a "bit o Blarney,"
a bully good show.
to procure an aerial tramway from the
Greenback mine near Leland for $3000,
the same being practically as good as
new, while a new one is quoted at
from $15,000 to $25,000.
"Arrangements have been inaugurat
ed with the railroad" company for the
building of a track to the lime plant
and a contract has been made with the
California-Oregon Power Company for
the necessary electric power to operate
Appended to the report is another re
port from Ira M. Williams, geologist of
the Oregon bureau of mines and geol
ogy, who investigated lime quarries for
the board. Investigations were made in
Clackamas, Polk, Tillamook, Douglas,
Josephine and Jackson counties.
Arrest Made for Seattle Police.
Raymond MIze. said to be wanted in
Seattle in connection with a murder,
was arrested hene by Police Detectives
Goltz and Howell yesterday and is held
in the City Jail, pending the arrival of
an officer from Seattle to take him to
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that city. He was found in a soft
drink establishment in the North End
district. Practically nothing is known
here as to the details of the case for
which he is wanted. Captain of De
tectives Baty merely receiving a de
scription and statement that he was
wanted there. . .
STORY AGAIN IS- DENIED
Y. W. C. A. Xot to Recruit Dancing
Girls for Camp Lewis Soldiers.
SEATTLE, Wash., Dec. 28. At the
request of the War Department, A. E.
Carter, representative of the War De
partment in its training camp activi
ties work, a part of the war camp com
munity movement, today made further
denial of reports recently widely cir
culated, that the Young Women's Chris
tian Association intended to recruit
1000 girls to act as dancing partners
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at a dance pavilion to be built at Camp
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