Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, January 25, 1918, Page 16, Image 16

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TTTE 3IORXIXG OREGOXIAX, FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 1918.
Jinan alone the Atlantic seaboard that
rone to Franco
Iba ago. They do
RFI IFF IS ASSURED!!
esssiaS"e " I . r i , Ui nA
ion boys wbo wrnt from a Southern
encampment to that bleak and barren
place, where they practically slept on
a -t gs-l C;il C'n I the ground, and where some or tnem
MOVemcill Ul OUdl, Ollll OIUTO. were kept for over a month In cold.
bleak weather, not sufficiently clad
Is Froceeding.
RAILROADS ARE HAMPERED
and without the comfort that cam
life ought to have furnished them,
waiting to get over. There must be
something; wrong somewhere.
peed-l Call itaaaae.
If America Is KOlnar to play an
part In this war she will have to get
at it pretty soon. France is askin
us and the other allies are asking, and
It seems to me. my friends, that th
Uef Reported at Some Points la r to speed up our preparations,
I the only way to set "over there' Is t
Sat and Zone SjMem of iittri
to
arouse America to the necessity of the
time and the danger of the crisis.
"When once aroused I have no fea
but that America will rise in her might
and make an example of sacrifice.
courage and of patriotism that will
make the brightest pages of our old
history pale Into insignificance as com
pared with the fighting of our boys, on
foreign SOIL
You can realise that my reputa
tlon Is all I have and the love that my
., n.i. i. tinaten niaiu for devel- I frienda have for me at home.
.I-. . .n. distribution system fori "With that reputation destroyed and
-JT.i ,r.A it ... stated that some def- that love gone, life has no other at-
Intte announcement might be expected tractions for me: but with my reputa-
wlthln a few daya. The principal fea- tlon assailed, with my country In
tares of the plan will be put Into ef- amiger and my appeal made only In
feet Immediately, and It will be 1m- behalf of my country. I know that you
ballon I Expected to Im
prove Situation.
TTASHTNGTOX. Jan. i. Continued
demoralisation of railroad transporta
tlon throughout the Kast today prompt
ed the railroad and fuel admlnistra-
proved as fast as new short routes can
K develooed and details worked out
tot the proper balancing of loaded and
empty car movements.
will excuse me for having- trespassed
so long: on your time and patience.
"Believe me when I tell you that
there is so man here today and there is
Coal distribution and apportionment I no man in America who would go to
e th. onnntrv was out In charge crime rejiet or reiaeni wnson more
the fuel administration today of J. D. I quickly than I, and show a deeper in-
a Marrow, a Dractical coal expert, wno I terest in an mat ne is trying to ao,
recently organised the National Coal I than I. who .feel I have been so grossly
Association, of which he has been sec- maligned by him in that public state
retary. Mr. Morrow will supervise all I ment.
transportation arrange-
poolinr and
ments and will be
tha mnlnr avstem.
Officials todsy expressed the belief
that the proposed system will prove
so effective in eliminating long and
cross-hauls as to render another serious
coal shortage this Winter impossible.
Mmenl sded Vsk.
With an embargo on general freight
still In effect for Eastern trunk lines
and the effect of the restriction extend
ing westward, railroads were able to
intensify efforts to move coal and food
and to Increase the supply of these
commodities to most parts of the East.
given charge of I PRESIDENT WRITES SENATOR
Objections to Proposed Munitions
Ministry Set Forth.
OREGO.VTAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
Ins-ton, Jan. 24. President Wilson's
letter to Senator Chamberlain, under
date of January 11, marked "Personal,1
reads as follows: .
"The White House, Washington.
January 11. 1918.
"My Pear Senator When you and
Senator Hitchcock were at the White
House the other evening we were dls-
Many Industries felt the effects of the I . various suggestions 'of CO'
Fuel Administration s wnirr
preference to the more essential manu
frfnr ntanta.
Louls F. Tost. Assistant Secretary of
labor, tonight appealed to the note
holders f the country to employ for
"odd Jobs" unskilled workers who will
v thrown out of work once a week
because of the Monday closing order.
"Make Monday 'odd job Monday,'
aalil Mr. Post.
"Nearly every householder In the
Industrial sections most affected doubt
lees can offer odd Jobs to these men
and women, whereby they may earn
something on the closed daya If each
householder should during this period
ordination and means of speeding up
the military programme and among
other things you told me that you had
In mind a bill for the creation of a
munition ministry.
That, of course, set my mind to
work on that particular suggestion.
nd I feel that I ought to say to you,
now that the matter is clear in my
mind, that I hope sincerely no such re
ro-ordlnatlon will be attempted. For
one thing, it would naturally Include
the Navy as well as the Army and
would, so far as the Navy is concerned,
bring about. I fear, a dislocation of ac
tivities which would cause delay where
there Is none that Is avoidable; and In
arrange to have all odd Jobs, such as reKard to tne Army. I think that noth
the removal of ashes, repairing, clean
Ing. etc.. performed on Monday, em
ployment would be given to many.
"Such an arrangement furthermore
would be a great benefit to household
era. who of late have had great dtffi-
ing substantial would be accomplished.
Indeed. I believe that delay would in
evitably be produced by such a measure.
"I have had In the last few months
a great deal of experience In trying l
culty In obtaining help for such casual co,rinnate things, and upon every
work. The same plan might be well fre,n co-ordination delay inevitably
adopted by municipalities ana private results, and not only delay, but all sorts
concerns wbo similarly have fount
difficult to obtain casual labor.
NEW TORK. Jan. 24. Pooling of an
thracite coal at New Jersey terminals
was decided upon at a conference here
today of coal operators and railroad of-
of cross currents of demoralisation,
which are very serious impediments to
the effective conduct of business.
'Rather Intimate Information from
the other side of the water convinces
me that the munitions ministers which
ncials. subject to the approval of the " " . VL " ' Jl
Federal Fuel Administration. Previous " P
requests for the pooling of anthracite. ", V
narfa A H Wlrln. Stale Fuel Ad- '""" "
mlnlstrator. ware denied by Admlnls- I '" UI -r "
trator Garfield.
Harbor Slraarlea Relieved. I .nch . bureau and the heads of the
The shortage of bunker coal which a I permanent departments as can be
few daya ago was seriously hampering I created under such political arrange-
the fueling of vessels In New York har- I ments as the French and English.
bor. "has been entirely relieved." ac- I "jn short, my dear Senator, my Judg
eordlng to a statement today by J. E. ment Is decidedly that we would not
Parsons, detailed by the United States! only be disappointed In the results, but
Shipping Board to supervise the bun-1 that to attempt such a thing would
SHIP NAMES GIVEN
IWii
vel
Supple-Ballin Steamers to Be
Harney and Wallowa.
INLAND COUNTIES HONORED
First Ship of New Portland Yard
Will Be Read for Launching In
Two or Three Weeks, Other
to Follow Soon After.
Just because all Oregon counties do
not border on deepwater Is no reason
why they will not figure In new ship
construction under way. in the Interest
of the Government's war oroKramme.
which la shown In the fact the first two
steamers the Supple-Ballin Shipbuild
ing Corporation will launch are to be
named after well known counties of
this commonwealth Harney and Wal
lowa.
Officially the first shin was desig
nated as No. 226 and the second No. 227.
until the receipt of information that
they had been assigned names, the task
of selecting which has been delegated
to Mrs. Wilson, wife of President Wil
son. The Harney will be launched In
two or three weeks and the Wallowa
Is to follow her In a month or six
weeks.
The only other name so far reported
as selected from many available in
Oregon Is Tillamook, which the Marglt,
me first steel ship launched by the Al
blna Engine & Machine Works, has
been renamed. The Supple-Ballin plant
has eight steamers In all to build for
the Eraerrency Fleet Corporation. They
are of a special design which Fred A.
Ballln haa patented, being DilnclDallv
of wood, but strongly reinforced with
steel and having additional strength
because of the use of double diagonal
planking over the frames.
It is not improbable the Government
ay take over the Mount Hood and
Mount Shasta, two full-powered motor-
ships building at the yard, the hulls
of which are built from the Ballln de
sign. While it was not thought at first
the Federal authorities would use
motorshlps or auxiliaries, the fact they
took the Oregon, built on Puget Sound,
for the Pacific Alaska Navigation Com
pany, also the City of Portland and
S. L A Hard, of the McCormick fleet, is
taken to Indicate the Shipping Board
may call In other vessels that can be
of service in the Pacific trade.
Four turbine engines the Supple-
Ballin Interests contracted for in the
Kast have been requisitioned by the
Government, the first of which will be
ready In July, so triple expansion en
gines will be built to replace them at
he plant of the Pacific Marine Iron
Works.
ith sa average speed of knots de-
loped by her motor engines, the new
auxiliary powered schooner Yprea. launched
for the French government by the Puget
Sound Bridge & Dredging Company last Sat
urday, was given her official trial trip to
day, and Immediately afterwards taken
over by her owners, Frank Walker. North
west agent of the Bureau Veritas, repre
senting the French. The official acceptance
of the vessel forms an additional record to
that scored when the new ship went on
her builder's trials within five . minutes of
har launching last Saturday.
The Washington Shipping Corporation to
day announced a contract for the construc
tion of two full powered wooden steamships
of 400 tons oapacity of the type now known
as the Grays Harbor type, the keels of
which will be laid at the Puget Sound
Bridge A Dredging Company plant Imme
stely. Fraser Matthews, of the Matthews Snlp-
buildlng Company, of Hoqulam. today closed
a contract for two more wooden auxiliary
schooners to be built at his plant for Mons
Isaksen. of Norway. The latter was rep
resented In closing the deal by Captain T.
U. Aannvis.
United States Naval Intelligence attaches
today commenced the catechising of ail pas
sengers departing from this port lor deep
sea or Puget Sound points.
SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 24. (Special.)
The purchasing by the Harrison Direct Line
of 1 large steamships from Rankin, Gil
more at Co.. of Liverpool, to take the place
of vessels sunk by German submarines was
announced today. The increase In the fleet
of the Harrison line means a good deal to
this Coast, as the company has been dls
patching ships to the Pacific for many
years, with Balfour. Guthrie at Co. as agents.
The steamships purchased Dy the Har
rison line are as follows:
Water Front, St. Andrews. 4S74 tons: St.
Bede. 4940: St. Dunstan. 4422; St. Egbert.
5iW; St. George. 3396: St. Hugo, 495:!; St.
Leonard. 4074; St. Michael. S76: St. Pat
rick. 4259: St. Quentln, 5043: St. Ronald,
43S7: St. Stephen. 43!8: St. Theodore, 4992;
St. Ursula, SOU; St. Veronica, 4701. and St.
Winifred. 4572.
Leslie Comyn. of Comyn. Mackall Co..
Is expected tomorrow from Washington,
where he went to confer with officials of
the Shipping Board In regard to the con
structlon of concrete ships by the Govern
ment. A company of which Comyn is an
officer Is now building the first concrete
ship on the Pacific Coast at Redwood City.
It Is expected the vessel will be launched
March 1.
The steamship Navua. of the Union Steam
ship Company fleet, which arrived Wednes
day night from Wellington. N. Z., by way of
Karotonga and Papeete, began discharging
early this morning, as It Is planned for her
to sail soon on n offshore voyage. 1 ne
Navua brought 2037 tons of copra and other
nroducts of the South Seas. Six passengers
came from southern ports In the steerage.
1 TO
Pittsburg Terminal Trestle to
Be Built Immediately.
AMCSEMKlnTS.
Tickets Now Selling I '
SANDBERG'S BID ACCEPTED
PORT INQUIRY IS URGED
MOTE TO CORRECT VARIOUS SHIP
PING ABUSES PLANNED.
Complaints Regarding Discrimination
la Service and Charges Held to
Justify Full InvrstiaTatloa.
kering of ships at this port.
CHICAGO. Jan. X4. The fuel situa
tion in Illinois had Improved to such an
extent tonight that the state fuel ad
ministration issued an order annulling
recent Instructions to coal producers to
ship 10 per cent of the dally output to
Cbicago. Tonight's order throws the
control of coal distribution back to the
producers after It had been In the hands
of the Federal fuel administration for
several days. The order la effective at
midnight Friday.
greatly embarrass the processes of co
ordination and of action upon which I
bave spent a great deal of thought and
pains, and which I believe are more and
more rapidly yielding ua the results we
desire.
"I feel that I ought not to keep you
In Ignorance of what had been going
on in my mind with regard to this im
portant matter.
-Cordially anl sincerely yours.
-WOODROW WILSON.
Hon. George E. Chamberlain, Lmted
States Senate."
PAYROLL IS $1,387,000
BCYD SAWMILLS PUBLISH REPORT
Or 117 OPERATIONS.
t Wages and Addition
Fenrth Bansl Will Beeat
118 Dlssnsrseaaeats.
f
POLITICAL STORM BREAKS
CoTitfnoed From Page S-)
tamp in the discharge of my duty I
shall get out of the Senate and of
public life and let somebody more
subservient thsn my disposition could
be. take my piace.
Thls charge by our distinguished
President has not been hurled at the
Senate: it is burled at my devoted
head. I am only one of 9(: I am only
a unit In this body: but above and over
ft all Is a great principle that the Sen
ate, democrats ana Kepaoiicans. ana BENT, 0r, Jan. 14. (Special) The
tae country at Urge ought to resent. totmJ p.yroii oUbursemenU of the two
I Insist that this body as a co-or- blr MWm,u, nero for the year 1817
cUnate branch of the Government has w6re 11.3j7.OOO. according to state-
a right to apeak as It pleaaea as to menta made today. The completion of
condition s. ... the companies' reports on the past
-The Senate can Investigate any man y.ar-, operations haa made the figures
vr any v& mrn uisi it mv. m in i m- I available
vesiigate. ana ao 11 si 11s own sweet
will without suggestion and without
let or hindrance.
Senate Action Irget.
Tf the Senate will only do that once,
then we will not be troubled with con
Of the total, the Sbevlln-Hlzon Com
pany payroll was .3,l00. Of this
197.91 went to the sash and door fac
tory. 183.632 to the box factory and the
rest to other departments. Including
the sawmill and logging operations.
dltions very often In the future. The The Brooks-Scanlon figure for the year
Senate ought to assert its dismltr and was ISSs.OOO.
Its part and parcel In this great Gov- I v ages nave increased several times
rnment machine. In the past year and again at the first
-The eld establishment haa the Presl- or this montn. These increases, with
dent at the top. the Council of National the addition of a fourth band to the
Defense next, the War Industries Board I r-nevnn piani. wnicn win occur in
next, the clearance committee next and
then cornea the Army.
"In other words, they have Injected
between the President of the United
Statea and the Army three voluntary
organisations without a single bit of
statutory power. The Council of Na
tional Defense Is simply an advisory
body, that is all: It has no executive
power. Those are the boards that are
to take charge of and handle the pro
posed new organisation.
I say. Instead of having these three
voluntary organisations between the
President and the Army, tbey ought to
liave one su-ongirran between the Presi
dent and the Army to handle this whole
situation and to utilise, whatever or-
few weeks, aesure : payroll for ISIS of
nearly one and three-quarters millions.
MINING STATES ARE UNITED
Western Operator" ITrge Price of
Dollar an Ounce for Silver.
DENVER, Colo.. Jan. 54. Increased
activity of the Western district of the
American Mining Congress was urged
at a conference today between mine
operators of ten Western states with
delegates to the fifth annual joint con
vention of the Colorado Metal Mining
I Association and the Colorado Chanter
ranutations are In the department that of tne American Mining Congress.
he wanted to use. I merely call your I The oblect of the movement is to
attention to the fact that we have done I onite all Western mining operators be-
OITj ships go next month
Government Reported to Intend to
Take More Carriers for Atlantic
Reports drifting from San Francisco
are that the Government will begin to
take over more of the Pacific fleet of
oil tankers in February. The Los
Angeles, of the Union Oil Company's
fleet. Is already on the other side and
it Is fully expected more of the car
riers will leave the Pacific next month.
That Is believed to be the reason
such a large amount of fuel oil has
been delivered here during the past six
weeks and. until action is taken re
specting the tankers, the probabilities
are tanks of companies in this field
will be used for 'storage against the
time when there will be decidedly
limited quantities of the liquid fuel
for sale. While the decrease in con
sumption will no doubt be general
ashore, oil will no doubt be provided
for railroad and marine purposes, the
manufacture of gas and for other
publio service power plants.
CANNED GOODS MOVE AGAIN
Rose City Brings First Shipments of
Consequence This Tear.
More than half of the cargo of the
liner Kose isuy, which arrived Wednes
day night from California ports, was
made up of canned goods and various
manufactured products of the Bear
State. A lull experienced during the
last of 1917 In the movement of such
freight has been followed by a resump
tion of shipping from the south, and it
Is promised that for a time wholesalers
will have considerable stuff moving. At
that. It Is not expected In all lines the
volume will be as great aa during 1317,
because of war conditions.
Thp Rose City was discharged by 6
o'clock yesterday afternoon and then
longshoremen turned to concerting all
efforts on the outward cargo, and that
Is to be In place so the liner can steam
from Ainsworth dock at 8 o'clock this
morning.
Cove Drainage Board Organized
COVE. Or.. Jan. 24. (Special.) The
Board of Supervisors of the Grande
Ronde drainage district was organized
at Its latest meeting, January 19, by
election of John Wells, of the Lower
Cove, president and George T. Cochran,
of La Grande, secretary and attorney.
Ways and means of Improvement were
dlscusssed and the sand bar at the
mouth of the state ditch east of Alicel,
which backs the water as far up as the
A. P. Conley place, near the Cove, was
shown in profile. Two ways of remov-
ng It were suggested by dredging or
by straightening out the curves in the
river below. An assessment of 25
cents per acre of the 40,000 acres in
the district was levied, to become de
linquent In SO days, for the purpose of
defraying preliminary expenses and
cost of making ready for actual con
struction work.
Investigation of terminal facilities at
all ports, which will take in service
and charges as well, is proposed by a
special committee of the American As
sociation of Port Authorities as a
means of protecting sections in the
trade that is rightfully theirs, and
the Commission of Public Docks went
on record yesterday as favorable to the
move. The members expressed them
selves as willing to bac the plan with
this district's sha financially. It is
asserted that conditions found else
where as to discrimination are similar
to those found in Portland.
Edward F. MeSweeney, Calvin Tomp
kins and Robert Bridges, members of
a standing committee named at the
Cleveland convention in September,
1917, have taken up the matter and j authority was required
suggest investigation by tne interstate tne buildings.
Pnbllo Docks Commission Orders
awra 01 Contract as boon as
Preliminaries Are Passed Upon.
Steel Already Purchased.
To facilitate the construction of rail
road connections to the Pittsburg-street
municipal terminal, the Commission of
Public Docks yesterday selected the
lowest of four bidders for building
pile and timber trestle and certain
additions and ordered the contract
awarded. The fortunate bidder was
Edward Sandberg, $28,000 being the
amount of the proposal.
The Portland Bridge & Building- Com
pany bid $23,300. the Jacobson Con
structlon Company $30,200 and A.
Guthrie & Company $35,000. As soon
as the preliminaries are passed upon
by City Attorney LaRoche, the con
tract will be signed and the work
rushed. The Commission also author
ired Chief Engineer Hegardt to obtain
bids on frogs, switches and accessories
for the St. John's terminal track con
nectlons. Steel for that, as well as the
Pltsburg-street terminal work, has
been purchased. The Pittsburg-street
dock will be made available for the
storage of much freight, while the open
dock section will be Increased by about
50 per cent for the storage of ship
ments and equipment that weather
conditions will not Interfere with.
In connection with approval of a rev
ocable permit to the O. W. R. & N.
for the construction of a spur track
on Bradford street, it was brought out
that the City Engineer refused to ap
prove a franchise for the Dock Com
mission to lay tracks on Alta street.
leading to the Pittsburg-street ter
minal. because "common user" was not
stipulated. The latter provision will
now be added.
Regarding the proposal of the city
to use space beneath the west approach
of the Broadway bridge for the stor
age of material, a petition of the
Albers Bi others Milling Company for
the same privilege having been denied,
except on the payment of rent, a com
munication was read from the milling
interests yesterday, in which it was
set forth that the corporation's counsel
held that, since the property was con
demned for bridge purposes, it could
only be used as such. Also, since the
bridge was under the control of Mult
ncmah County, the city and Dock Com
mission had no Jurisdiction. The letter
vas referred to City Attorney LaRoche.
To the Supple-Ballin Shipbuilding
Corporation was granted permission
to erect buildings already finished at
the East Ash-street shipyard. The
corporation formally applied for per
mits yesterday and explained that it
had been assumed that no further
to construct
ome good."
Frewrh Crisis Calls for Haste.
In closing Senator Chamberlain said:
"Frequently I have followed my col
leagues and followed the President on
matters of policy when I thought they
were all wrong: but I did It Just the
same.
-However, whenever It comes to a
question where a principle Is Involved
and my conscience la enlisted. I fol
low no man; I follow my conscience.
1 am doing thst today, my colleagues.
when I ara undertaking to call th at
tention of the country to the dangers I
that confront America.
hind proposed legislation. James M.
McCarthy, Wallace. Idaho, la a member
of the directing committee.
The convention adopted resolutions
urging a Government-fixed price of $1
an ounce for silver. Government con
trol of oil and gas well and mines was
opposed.
Douglas County Pioneer Dead.
RIDDLE, Or, Jan. 24. (Special.)
W. A. Frater. father of George Prater,
of this place, died Monday at the home
of his danghter. Mrs. L. A. Blackwcll.
at Gardner. Mr. Frater was "i years of
ace and had lived In Douglas County
'la God's name, are we going to get I since 1871. He was once County Treas-
ver to France? I urer and was postmaster at Roseburg
-If we do not get there, and get there I for many years. In the Civil War Mr.
quickly. It may te too late to go. I Frater was a member of Company C.
Ton Senatora know that Lher ara I 17th Ohio Volunteer laxaouy.
French Schooner Next Launched.
ABERDEEN, Wash.. Jan. 24. (Spe
cial.) The French auxiliary schooner
Marie DeRonde, last of the ships being
built here under private contract, will
be launched Saturday afternoon from
the Grays Harbor Motorship Corpora
tion yards. After her launching all
three local yards will be given over
entirely to the building of ships for
the Federal Government. The Marie
DeRonde is 290 feet over all and will
have a capacity for carrying 2.000,000
feet of lumber.
Pacific Coast Shipping Notes.
ASTORIA. Or.. Jan. 24. (Special.) The
tank steamer J. A. Chaneior that is due
from California with a cargo of fuel oil for
Portland is understood to ba delayed out
side by the dense for.
Carrying a full carso ef lumber from St.
Relens, the steam schooner Wapama sailed
today for San Francisco.
After dlscbarrlne; fuel oil here and in
Portland, the tank steamer Washtenaw
sailed for California.
The tank steamer Atlas, with barre No.
M in tow. sailed early today for California,
after discharging: fuel oil here and in Port
land. fomhic to load a fall cargo of lumber at
Wesrport. the steam schooner Johan Poul
sen arrived front San Francisco.
The steam schooner Willamette arrived
from San Francisco and will load lumber
at St- Helena.
The craw of the motor schooner Mount
Rainier, which has finished loading lumber
at Wauna. has quit and a complete new
crew must be signed oa before the vessel
can sau.
KATTLB, Wash, Jan. t4 (Special.)
Commerce Commission and the United
States Shipping Board. Their views
are set forth in the following com
munication to the Dock Commission:
The committee is convinced that there
are vital reasons for immediate and conclU'
slve action to force Investigation of port
terminal facilities, service and charges by
the Interstate Commerce Commission and
the Shipping Board.
If the porta -of the Atlantic and Pacific
seaboards and on the rivers every hope to
secure the export and Import business to
which they are entitled by their natural
advantages, they mubt act decisively and
without delay.
The action of the President in putting the
railroads under Government operation makes
it even more necessary that this action be
taken. Unless the ports are alive to the
threatened danger, many of them will find
themselves shut out, not only from lmme
diate participation In the Nation's export
business, but from any hope of getting their
share of foreign trade In the reconstruction
Deriod after the war.
Tour standing committee oeiievea mat
free opportunity to utilize all ports accord
ing to their availability and facilities will
contribute largely to the succees of foreign
trade after the war. The viewpoint or the
im.rlnn Association of Port Authorities
should be lal i before the proper authorities
with the proper DacKIng or ail tne porta.
Tour standing committee is ready to go
ahead with the preparation of this case, but
before doing this It must be certain that
it has the backing of the members of the
association,
DISTRICT MAY BE EXTENDED
Vancouver Citizens Want 30-Foot
Channel Zone Carried Upstream.
Vancouver business men are con
cerned now with a plan to extend the
30-foot channel xone to a point above
the Interstate bridge, that would prob
ably extend at least to the Vancouver
Barracks. A delegation met yesterday
with Colonel Zinn, Corps of Engineers.
U. S. A., relative to the matter of
shifting the easterly boundary of what
Is known as the Second Portland Dis
trict, which now terminates at the
bridge.
The last rivers and harbors bill pro
vided for a survey of the existing chan
nel to Vancouver with a view to report
ing on a 30-foot project, but the bill
also carried a provision that surveys
were to be made only on approval of
the Secretary of War. The survey has
not been begun. In the way of new
ship construction, Vancouver is con
cerned mainly with the area below the
bridge, where the wooden plant of the
G. M- Standifer Construction Company
is located, and below the railroad bridge
the new steel shipyard or that corpo
ration is being located. In addition the
Government is establishing a- spruce
mill on the reservation, and a 30-foot
channel that far would, no doubt, be
desirable.
Marine Notes.
Custom-house officers made the rounds of
the waterfront yesterday to ascertain steps
taken by various transportation companies
and shipping interests toward identifying
mn working there, as restrictions are In
effect against persons being permitted on
docks who have no business there.
Th-r was a fairly good passenger list
aboard the Emerald line steamer F. A. Kll
burn when she sailed last night for San
Francisco. Also on the McCormick steamer
Klamath, which got away for the Golden
Gate and ports In Southern California. The
Willamette, of the latter line, goes tomor
row and will have a larger list of travelers.
It is estimated that the Federal dredge
Col. P. S. Mlrhle. which is engaged In re
dredging the Flavel shoal below Astoria and
across the entrance to Toung'a Bay, will be
operated there for another month, at least.
She has made excellent progress in getting
rid of material In that cut
On her first voyage Into deep water, the
auxiliary schooner Erris. built by the Pe
Insula Shipbuilding Company, got away
from the river yesterday. She has a part
cargo of lumber aboard and heads for San
Francisco to take on other freight, after
which she proceeds to Japan.
Captain "Jim" Shaver, who returned yes
terday from Lake River, where operations
are under way to shift the steamer Sarah
Dixon from the bank to the stream, says
timbers were gotten under the hull and the
work of raising the vessel has begun.
Bids are to be opened Monday at the
Bremerton Navy-yard for supplying 875.000
feet of lumber to the Navy. Specifications
are on file at the headquarters of the Cham
ber of Commerce, and it Is said two or three
Portland firms will be numbered with thou
filing proposals.
Colombia River Bar Report.
NORTH HEAD, Jan. 24. Condition of
the bar at 6 P. M.: Sea, smooth; wind,
northwest IS miles.
Under a resolution adopted by the
Commission, the secretary is empow
ered to call special meetings whenever
they are deemed expedient and at least
one hour's notice must be given in
advance. It Is stipulated that tele
phone notice of such meeting is suffi
cient.
SITE BOUGHT AT FULTON
Portland Shipbuilding Company
Makes New Start Upstream.
Selection of a piece of waterfront
property at the foot of Nebraska street.
Fulton. 650 feet in length on the
river and depth of 400 feet, has been
made by Charles M. Nelson, president
of the Portland Shipbuilding Company,
as the site of the future home of that
plant, which will move from the preseht
location at the foot of Meade street.
next month. The company transferred
its lease on the Meade-street property
to the Columbia River Shipbuilding
Company, and the latter is to extend
its docks and machine shop plant-
Mr. Nelson had decided to locate the
new plant alongside that of the Mult
nomah Box & Lumber Company, on
land owned by the O.-W. R. & N., but
instead of leasing, determined to pur
chase outright. The Fulton tract was
owned by John G. Edwards, now In
France with the American Red Cross,
and the purchase price is understood
to have been $30,000.
Heavy Shaft Goes Overboard.
When the shaft of a grinder, used at
the Camas paper mill and weighing
about five tons, crashed through the
runways leading from the steamer
Annie Comings to the Washington-
street dock Wednesday night, one of
the chains sustaining the dock slip
let go and the slip dropped, but that
was only the start of the trouble, for
yesterday morning the shaft took an
other plunge and went into the river.
Happily, a steel line had been made
fast to the shaft Wednesday night.
when the slip broke down, so it was
located easily in the water yesterday.
A derrick barge was drawn from the
Columbia Digger Company s fleet and
the shaft hoisted back on the' dock.
It was sent here to be repaired.
TTTJTT lf Broadway at Taylor.
ndlLLKJ Main 1 and A 1123.
Tonight, 8:15
TOMORROW
MtiHT.
-SPECIAL PRICE
Mat. Tomorrow 2.15 j
HENRY W. SAVAGE OFFERS
MITZI
I.V THE COMIC OPERA
POM-POM
SPLEN'DTI) CAST,
CHORUS. ORCHESTRA.
Eve's 2 to 50c. Sat. Mat. 1.50 to EOo
AMUSEMENTS.
BAKER ffiKSS
Alt Week Matinee Saturday.
Most powerful and gripping drama of
modern times.
"OX TRIAL"
With the double revolving stage.
Evenings 25c. 60c. 75c Sat. Mat,
2oc, oOc.
Next week "It Pays to Advertise."
WAPAMA St. Helens for San Francisco,
10 miles south of Yaqulna Head.
ATLAS, towing barge 93, Portland for
Richmond, 475 miles north of Richmond.
EMMA CARUS labrt comer
Bernle Faker: Adelaide Boothby; "I.OVB
THY NEIGHBOR" ; Selma Brsatr: Claude
M. Roods & Kstelle France: STAN STANLEY.
FANTAGEiO
MAT. DAILY 2:30
WTXSON'S I.IONS.
The Act That Startled Broadway.
Six Other Big Acta.
Three performances Dally. Night Curtain
at 7 and 8.
MFSICAI,
STOCK
Tides at Astoria Friday.
High. Low. I
0:15 A, M T.2 feet!6:0S A. M. 8.5 feet
11:34 P. M....R9 feet!6:4 P. M....-0.5 foot
REPLY DRAFTED
PUBLIC SERVICE BODY TO "ROAST
PORTLAND COMMISSIONERS.
LYRIC
Matinee Daily at Z:30. Nights at 1:30.
Dillon & Franks
"THK NIGHT OWLS."
A regular Joyfest In three scenes SO people.
CHORUS GIRLS'
CONTEST TONIGHT
Resolution Sent by City Officials Ask-
injC State Board to "Back-Track"
on 6-Ccnt Fare Resented.
SALEM. Or, Jan. 24. (Special.)
The Public Service Commission finally
has decided to "come back" at the Port
land City Commissioners for the last
resolution sent in by them to the Com
mission asking that body to "back
track" on Its action in the Portland
Railway, Light & Power Company 6-
cent fare case.
When the resolution first arrived
Chairman Miller was alone in the of
fice and he informed Secretary Wright
that the resolution was in the nature
of an insult to the Commission and per
sonally he felt as though it should
simply be acknowledged with the ad
vice appended that it had been placed
on file in the Commission's archives.
Commissioners Buchtel and Corey,
however, appeared on the job a short
time later from hearings being held
outside of the Capital and the Commis
sion decided to take a new tack.
The answer to the resolution is now
in the course of preparation. Just how
strong the Commission plans to go is
still undivulged. The chances, are,
however, that the letter will be toned
down considerably from the first rough
draft, which In some spots, rumor
states, should have been written on as
bestos paper to remain in a state of
good preservation.
Whatever it contains, it is certain
the Commission has no intention of
backing up on its 6-cent fare order and
will so inform the Portland Commis
sioners.
lIBBlIfllBfllBBII-IIIB
1IPP0 DROME a
m VAUDEVILLE !
THURSDAY. FRIDAY.
SATURDAY.
DOROTHY
DESCHELLE & CO.
Presenting
"HEARTS ARE TRUMPS"
a
Dedic Velde & Co. Z
2 Charlie Chaplin Capers in
the Park 5
4-0ther Big Acts-4
OLIVE TELL
in
"HER SISTER
J 10c Week Day Mats. 10c
. Any Seat
B..B
EXPANSION RFtfiAKDED AS AID TO
LIVESTOCK EXHIBITORS.
Movements of Vessels.
PORTLAND. Jan. 24. Arrived Steamer
Willamette, from San Francisco. Sailed
Steamnr F. A. Kllburn, for San Francisco:
steamer Klamath, for San Pedro.
ASTORIA. Jan. 24. Sailed at 8:40 A. M..
steamer Wapama. for an Francisco. Ar
rived at D and left up at J.U A. ftl.. steamer
Willamette, from San Francisco; at 0 and
left up at 10 A. M., steamer Johan Poulsen.
from San Francisco.
SEATTLE. Jan. 24. Arrived Admiral
fihlu ft-nm Vancniivrr B. C. Railed Ad
mlral Schley, for San Francisco; Alaska, for
Alaska.
PAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 24. ArTv-d
Tellowstone, from Coos Bay; Admiral Far-
raa;ut, from Seattle; Hoqulam. from Aberdeen.
BAN PEDRO. Jan. 24. Arrived Steamer
Ernest H. Mever, from Columbia River.
ASTORIA. Jan. 23. Sailed at 2 P. M.,
motor schooner Elis. for San Francisco; at
10 P. M.. steamer Washtenaw, for Port San
Luis.
SAN PEDRO. Jan. 23. Sailed Steamer
Daisy Putnam, for Portland.
EVERETT. Wash.. Jan. 23. Arrived
Steamer J. B. Stetson, from Colombia River.
TACOMA. Jan. 24. Arrived Steamers
Skag-way, from Alaska; Quadra, from Brit
ish Columbia.
U. S. Naval Radio Reports.
All reports made at S P. BI. yesterday un
less otherwise indicated.)
JOHANNA SMITH. San Francisco for
Coos Bay, 340 miles north of San Francisco.
LATOUCHE, for Tacoma, 85 miles from
Latouche, 8 P. M., January 23.
DORA, off Seal Rocks, 9 P. M., January
23. due Kodiak Friday night.
ADMIRAL EVANS, for Kodiak. 10 miles
from Kodiak. 8 P. M., January 23.
Eureka. 8 miles south of Point Arena.
BAJA CALIFORNIA, San Pedro for Pa
get Sound, 180 miles south of Cape Flat
tery. ADMIRAL WATSON, Seattle for San
Francisco, 380 miles from Seattle.
w. S. PORTER. San Francisco for Ev
erett. 002 miles aerth ef Saa Franclsca.
First Show Will Start at Vancouver
Augrost 10 and End at Boise Octo
ber 5 Under New Schedule.
SALEM. Or., Jan. 2-4. ( Special. ) A.
H. Lea. secretary of the Oregon State
Fair Board, who returned from New
Westminster, B. C, today, where he
as been attending the annual meet
ing of the North Pacific Fair Associa
tion, declares that this year will pre
sent the finest circuit for livestock ex
ibitors in the history of the Pacific
Northwest-
The acquisition of the Idaho State
Fair at Boise, Idaho, as a member of
tho circuit, Mr. Lea declared was one
f the srreatest boosts for the live
stock men and racing enjoyed by the
association in a number of years. In
addition to Boise, Puyallup, Walla
Walla, Gresham and Grays Harbor all
joined the association at the New
W estminster meeting.
The Boise show will follow the Ore-
eon State Fair at Salem and as a result
his year livestock men will be able
to start exhibiting August 19, at Van
couver, H. and nave a continuous
round of exhibits until the close at
Boise on October 5. Under the arrange
ment all the moves, will be short ship
ments. As now arranged the stock
men can ship from Vancouver, B. C,
to Chehalls, from there to Grays Har
bor, from there to Spokane, from there
North Yakima, from there to Salem
and then to Boise. Walla alia and
New Westminster and Puyallup will
hold their fairs the same week as
Boise and Canby and Gresham the same
week as North Yakima.
SHERIFF HAS LONG CHASE
San Francisco Bootlegger Followed
to Portland and Captured.
OREGON CITY, Or., Jan. 24. CSpe
cial.) In an exciting game of "hide-and-seek"
with a bootlegger aboard a
northbound train from San Francisco,
Sheriff Wilson finally landed his man
late Wednesday night, and turned him
over to a policeman at the Union Depot
In Portland.
The bootlegger gave the name of
Thomas S. Lydon. of 2139 Golden Gate
avenue, San Francisco, and admitted tne
ownership of two big suitcases full of
whisky. He was taken to the city po
lice station and put up $200 bail to ap
pear for trial.
640-Acre Farm to Be Improved.
GOLD HILL., Or., Jan. 24. (Special.)
H. A. Vogal, of bewail, Iowa, and
Dick Straus, of Gold Hill, have re
ceived a shipment of three cars of
drain tiling, consisting of 18,000 feet.
from one of the local factories, to be
installed on their 640-acre farm In
Sams Valley. This improvement was
made on the recommendation of County
Aerent C. C. Cate. after making exten
sive surveys of the soil. Much of this
land will be planted to alfalfa this
Spring, a thoroughbred dairy herd is
being assembled and silos and many
other improvements are under way on
this farm.
CONCERT
SUNDAY. JAN. 27th
AT THE
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SEATS SELLIXfi AT
SHERMAN, CLAY & CO.
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MEKTINO NOTICES.
HSCOLN GARFIETLD POST;
NO. 3. G. A. R. Comrade Cap
tain Powell has passed on. Fu
neral services will be held In
the First Methodist Church,
Twelfth and Taylor, tomorrow
(Saturday) 2 P. M. All com
rades are invited.
AIj KADER TEMPLE. A. A.
O. N. M. S. Stated session
Saturday. January 28. at Ma
sonic Temple. West Park and
Yamhill streets, at 8 P. M.
Vieltlng- nobles cordially in
vited. By order of the po
tentate. HUGH J. BOTE,
Recorder.
ALBERT PTTtE LODGE NO.
16. A. F. AND A. M. Special
communication this (Friday)
evening. Jan. 'J3, at 7:30 o'clock.
M Ai. desxee: refreshments.
Visitors wt'Uome. By order ot
Yv M.
B. R. IV1E, Sec.
fEU.WuOD LODOR, NO. 131.
A V AND A. M. Stated com
munication this (Friday) even
ing Pt 8 o'clock. Work, E. A.
decree. Visitors welcome. By
order of W. M.
J. H. BUTLER. Fee.
MYRTLE CHAPTER. NO. IS.
O. E. S. Resular meeting this
(Fridav) evening in Masonic
Temple at 8 o'clock. Degrees.
Visit of the worthy grand master.
By order W. M.
JE.NNIE H. GALLOWAY,
Secretary.
HASSAL0
IMPORTANT NOTICE!
Before yon bo to the oloslua-ont sales
or aellincr-out sales, just step Into Fac
tory Sample Sbop, 2M ' Morrison street,
between Fourth and Fifth, next to Cor
bett Bolldlog, for a genuine clearing;
sale, and yon will save money and time
and a;o no further for Dresses, Salts.
Coats, bklrta and Walata.
WILL meet this (Friday)
evening at 7:S0 o'clock at 22fl
Alder street. Work In the
third degree. Visitors wel
come. E. M. WARPLE. N. G.
F. COZENS. Rec Sec.
HASSALO LODGE, I. O. O. F. Brothers
are notified to attend the funeral of tha
wife of our brother, James Lotan, to he
held at St. Mary's Cathedral, Fifteenth and
Davis streets, at 9 A. M. today (Friday).
FREDERICK COZENS. Bee. Sec.
E. M. WARPLE. N. G.
THE SOCIAL CLUB OF PORTLAND
CHAPTER, NO. 07. O. E. S.. will give a
shirtwaist party this ( Friday evening. Jan
uary 25. IfllS. In their hall. 834 Russell
street. Cards and dancing. 8:30. Admission.
25c. EVA J. JAMESON. Sec.
WEBFOOT CAMP NO BS. WOODMEN OF
THB WORLD, meets every Frldiiy night at
W. O. W. Temple. 128 11th street. All mem
ben, welcome. Kmn to Kamp Friday night.
H. L. BARBl'R, Clerk.
L. S. DE YOUNG, Act. Consul Commander.
EMBLEM Jewelry, buttons, charms, pins.
New designs. Jaeger Bros.. 181-8 6th St.
FRIEDLAN'DER'S for lodge emblems,
class sins and medals. 810 VYaablnctoa sU