Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, December 20, 1919, Page 15, Image 15

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Need of More Openings
Still Urgent, However.
Estimate of 1500 Men Without
Work at First of Week Is
Reduced One-Fourth.
Although many employers of Port
land, those directing local lumber In
dustries particularly, have answered
the call issued by the American
Legion, the Portland Chamber of
Commerce and the city officials by
furnishing jobs for the ex-service
men, there Is still urgent need of
jobs and many additional openings
must be made if all unemployed ex
soldiers and sailors here will get a
chance to work, according to the
statement of the situation given out
at the Liberty temple, employment
headquarters, yesterday.
The lumbermen were the first to
take the matter up early this week,
when the present employment drive
was begun, and under the leadership
of H. B. Van Duzer, president of the
Portland Chamber of Commerce and
head of the Inman-Poulsen mill, a
r committee visited the lumbermen
here, and up to last evening had lined
up 400 Jobs for the service men.
More Job Are Still Seeded.
"There has been a most encourag
ing response thus far," said Captain
Convil, in charge of the employment
work. "But more Jobs must be lined
up if all the men are to be given
work. The last few days have been
the busiest in the history of the
temple, and several hundred men
have been placed. yesterday we
were visited within five minutes by
the heads of three important firms
here, each of whom had openings for
a dozen men."
The employment offered In the
' main consists of skilled and un
skilled labor, paying all the way from
S3. 50 to 8 a day; S4.25 or $4.50 is
the average being offered for the un
skilled, while skilled mechanics,
carpenters and men of like trades
receive as high as $8. Offers of po
sitions for men of particular ex
perience and ability are not lnfre
quent, yesterday bringing a request
for a man to accept a position at
S3500 a year. The bureau is some
times able to find the men for such
Unemployment Etlm(e Vague.
It was impossible to make an estl
mate of the number of unemployed
ex-service men at this time. Captain
Convil said. At the beginning of the
week it was estimated at 1500 in
Portland, and it has been cut down
perhaps a fourth at this time.
Thus far there has been but
small floating element attracted to
the Liberty temple. Captain Convil
estimating that at least 90 per cent
of those seeking work' have perma
nent addresses in or around Portland
and are able to give local references.
If It Is known that the service
men are obtaining work here, the
floating element will increase, it is
believed, and men not receiving work
at other points will come here. Just
t what steps will be taken to prevent
' such an unjust burden falling upon
local employers have not been de
cided. Through the plan of the
Legion in keeping track of the men
who have been given employment and
not aiding them a second time if they
prove untrustworthy or unreliable
a large portion of the floating ele
ment will be eliminated, it Is believed.
l(ardhiin Believed at Minimum.
A recent statement from the Ta
coma Red Cross that Portland boys
were in Tacoma and sound cities in
considerable numbers looking for
work, seemed to indicate that the
number of former Portlanders who
had gone elsewhere about offset the
outsiders who had settled here.
There is little actual hardship at
this time, it is believed, although the
men out of employment are anxious
to got to work, and hundreds visit
the Liberty temple daily. There will
be no "soup kitchen" established and
there seems no need of keeping the
armory open for sleeping purposes.
Positions listed at the Liberty tem
ple which are unattractive -and pay
but little money are not being filled,
and this is taken to indicate that
the men are at least not going hun
gry. The sum of $1000 recently ap
propriated by the Portland post o
the Legion is being used sparingly
to alleviate suffering in individual
houses in i Roseburg a number of
business men have promoted & com
pany to build homes for rent and sale.
According to tentative plans the as
sociation will be known as the Rose
burg Development company, and is a
direct outgrowth of a recent meeting
or the chamber of commerce, when
a committee was appointed to solve
the problem of providing residences
for the constantly increasing num
ber of homeseekers arriving in this
The committee immediately took
up the question with building and
loan associations, but it was dis
covered that under the Oregon law
these companies were unable to ad
vance more than 50 per cent of the
valuation of properties to be con
structed. This law was believed a
hindrance to development of the city
and the association's plan is to pro
vide money so that homes may be
purchased on very easy terms.
Oregon to Get $2,500,000 Federal
Money if State Department
Contention Is Upheld.
River Steamer Damaged Held
Opposite, St. Helens.
Navigation Said to Be Dangerous
to Wooden Hulls Current
Fast Clearing Channel.
Former Corporations Commission
er to Conduct Campaign.
SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., Dec. 19.
Sonator Hiram W. Johnson announced
today that he had appointed H. L.
Carnahan of Los Angeles, former com
missioner of corporations of Califor
nia, as manager of his campaign for
the republican nomination for the
presidency for the states of Oregon,
Washington, Navada, Idaho, Utah,
Montana and Arizona.
Roseburg Homes to Rise.
TtOSEBURG. Or., Dec. 19. (Special.)
-Because of continued scarcity of
SALEM. Or.. Dec 19. (Special.)
Arguments in the case brought by
Simon Benson, upon behalf of the
state highway commission, against
Ben W. Olcott and other members
of the state board of control, to ob
tain an interpretation of the Bean
Barrett act, with reference to how
far the board may go in meeting
federal appropriations for post and
forest roads, will be heard by the su
preme court here Monday, aocording
to announcement made today.
Before the Bean-Barrett act was
passed by the 1917 legislature, the
federal government appropriated to
Oregon ?1. 800,000 with the under
standing that the state should pro
vide a like sum before the federal
money would become available for
use on local projects. The Bean-
Barrett act. authorized the state board
of control to meet the federal ap
propriation, and a total of $1,200,000
n state bonds was later issued un
der the law. Recently the federal
act was amended, with the result
that it greatly increased appropria
tions for post and forest roads, Ore
gon's share under the act being in
excess of $4,000,000.
Several weeks ago, the state high
way department, acting on the theory
that the Bean-Barrett act was passed
with the intention of meeting any
appropriation the federal government
might make in the future, asked the
state board of control for an addi
tional $1,000,000 of Bean - Barrett
This request was refused by the
boftrd, on the ground that the amount
requested was about $400,000 in ex
cess of the sum authorized by the
Bean-Barrett act of 1917, which, they
alleged, limits their authority to the
issuance of bonds up to $1,800,000.
Following the decision of the board
of control the- Btate highway com
mission, through Mr. Benson, filed
proceedings in the supreme court to
compel the former body to grant the
request for the additional $1,000,000
in bonds, and at the same time to
place its interpretation upon the au
thority which Is granted the board
under the Bean-Barrett act. Should
the court hold with the stat-. high
way department, approximately $2,
600,000 of federal money will be
available for use in Oregon, it is
pointed out.
Mr. Broivn Captions Proposal to
Raise State Indebtedness. .
SALEM, Or., Dec. 19. (Special.)
Attorney-General Brown today com
pleted the ballot title for the proposed
constitutional amendment prepared
by James Stewart, representative
from Wheeler county, providing for
increasing, the road construction in
debtedness limitation in Oregon from
2 to 4 per cent. This proposal, Mr.
Stewart said today, would be sub
mitted to the legislature at its special
session in January, with the request
that it be referred to the voters of
the state at the primary election next
May. The essential part of the ballot
title, as prepared by the attorney-
general, loiiows:
Purpose: To amend section 7 of article
-vl of the constitution of the state of Ore
eon so as to permit the creation of debts
and liabilities. Including previous debts
and liabilities, for the purpose of building
and maintaining permanent roads to the
amount of 4 per cent or the assessed valu
ation of all the property in the state of
Oregon, instead of 2 per cent as now pro-
viuea Dy law.
Legislature to Consider Lift, Says
Wlieelcr Representative..
SALEM, Or, Dec. 19. (Special.)
1 ne Dill prepared by Representative
James Stewart of Wheeler county pro-
viaing lor an amendment to the con
stitution authorizing an increase in
tne road construction Indebtedness
limitation from 2 to 4 per cent will
go before the legislature at the spe
cial session in January, according to
air. Biewan. toaay in ealem.
Mr. Stewart will urge the legisla
ture to refer the proposed legislation
to the voters of trie state at the pri
mary election next May. Through
this action Mr. Stewart said he will be
able to eliminate the expense at
tached to the circulation of petitions.
liven though tnis proposed measure
is approved by the people, they will
be the sole judges of the amount of
money that shall be provided for road
work in the state.
The box
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Opal jar
Be sure to get
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If you want to get rid of eczema,
pimples, or other distressing skin
eruption, you will accept no "sub
stitute" for Resinol. Preparations
similar in name or appearance are
tiot "just the same as Resinol."
Although a few unscrupulous deal
ers may offer them as or for Res
inol, they are often crudely made,
of little healing power, and some
may even be dangerous to use.
Buy in the original blue package.
Resinol is never sold in bulk
Though steel Teasels now can
operate through the floating ice in
the Columbia river with little diffi
culty, the attempt of the river steamer
Lurline of the Harkins Navigation
company to resujne her run between
Portland and Astoria yesterday
proved unsuccessful and almost dis
astrous. Carrying freight and pas
sengers, the Lurline left her dock at
the foot of Alder street at 7 o clock j
yesterday morning. Telephonic ad
vices received in the company's office
yesterday afternoon reported her
stuck in the ice opposite St. Helens
with her wheel and steering gear
badly damaged. The trip was discontinued.
The Standard Oil tanker Atlas,
towing barge 93, came up the river
from Astoria to Portland with little
difficulty and reached the oil docks
at Willbrldge In less than 12 hours,
arriving late Thursday night. Accord
ing to Captain R. Sandstrom, who
piloted the tanker up the river, the
only serious ice encountered was be
tween St. Helens and the mouth of
the Willamette The channel has not
frozen again, . says, since it was
first broken, but !s filled with float
ing cakes of ice which would cut a
wooden hull to pieces. In the bends
of the river he reports that the loose
ice Is badly jammed.
Situation la Improving.
The situation in the lower river
is Improving steadily. Because of the
rains of the last few days and the
melting of snow along the banks of
the Willamette and Columbia, the
current in the Columbia is running
much more strongly than it did during
the cold snap, and the loose ice is
moving out rapidly, though more is
constantly coming down the river
from above.
The new steel steamer CIrcinus of
the Green Star line dropped down to
St. Helens yesterday and will start
loading there Monday. The Circinus
has been chartered by J. J. Moore of
San Francisco to carry a full cargo
of lumber to Australia. She will load
at several Columbia river ports. She
experienced no trouble beyond a
slight checking of her speed in
moving through the loose Ice.
The wooden shipping board steamer
Brookwood, which was frozen fast in
the ice last Wednesday and later cut
out by the coast guard cutter Algon
quin and tied up at Goble, started out
from her haven of refuge yesterday
to go to Westport, where she ' is to
complete her cargo of ties for the
Atlantic coast. It was not learned
last night whether or not she suc
ceeded in reaching Westport, though
it was expected that she would have
little trouble, as most of the ice has
disappeared from below Goble.
' Celllo to Move Today.
The steam schooner Celilo of the
McCormick fleet, which has been fully
loaded and waiting at St. Helens for
a week, will make an attempt today
to get away to sea. The steam
schooner Mayfalr of the Charles Nel
son fleet, now at Wauna, and the
Johan Poulsen, at the West Oregon
Lumber company's mill, under" op
eration by the Loop Lumber com
pany, also are expected to put to sea
within a few days.
No attempt to move down the river
has been made by any of the three
off-shore sailing vessels in port, the
tank ship Falls of Clyde and the
schooners Inca and Else, though the
Else is fully loaded and the Inca
nearly so, and the Falls of Clyde is
to go to San Francisco light.
Loading of the wooden steamer
Diana at municipal dock No. 1, which
was continued slowly throughout the
storm, was completed yesterday and
the vessel will move today to the Pa
cific Coast Coal company's bunkers
to take on fuel for her voyage to the
United Kingdom. Loading of the
steamer Mendora at St. Helens was
discontinued a week ago because the
ties which were to constitute her
cargo were frozen into the ice and
the ship could not be reached by
longshoremen, but according to her
operators, the Columbia-Pacific Ship
ping company, work will be resumed
Monday morning and the cargo should
be completed by Tuesday night.
The oil tanker Atlas and her con
stant companion, barge 93, will start
down from the oil docks at about
noon today. On her pilot's report
from Astoria on ice conditions In the
Columbia will depend the action of
Columbia river pilots in taking or
refusing to take the waiting wooden
vessels down the Columbia.
Oregon Guardsmen Will Try for
West Point Positions.
SALEM, Or., Dec. 19. (Special.)
Merwin T. Greer, Francis J. Clark and
Lloyd Legg, all of Portland, have
passed the preliminary competitive
examinations which will allow them
to take the examination open to can
didates for the West Point military
academy, according to a report filed
with Governor Olcott today by J. A.
Churchill, state superintendent of pub
lic instruction. All of these applicants
are members of the Oregon national
Mr. Greer is a corporal connected
with Company I of the 3d Oregon at
Portland. Mr. Clark Is a private in
Company I, and Mr. Legg is a first
sergeant In the same company.
Cold Weather and Heavy Snow
Cause of Closing.
Announcement was made yesterday
by the G. M. Standifer Construction
corporation that the company's steel
shipbuilding yard at Vancouver will
resume operations Monday morning if
weather conditions permit. The yard
was closed at the beginning of the
lecent cold snap and snowstorm. The
Northwest Steel and Columbia River
shipbuilding companies were not
greatly hampered by the storm, as the
only work being done at these yards
Is the outfitting of the steamers
Clauseus and West Hassayampa.
The Peninsula and Coast wooden
shipbuilding yards, which also were
closed temporarily by the storm, al
ready have resumed operations.
Wilson's Industrial Commission
Takes Recess to January 12.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 19.' President
Wilson's industrial commission re
cessed today until January 12. It
was announced that a preliminary
statement of the commission's con
clusions would be issued in the near
The public will be asked to stats.
its criticisms of suggested means of
ending the industrial unrest and
hearings probably will be held after
the commission resumes Its work.
Tacoma Representative in National
Capital Is Proposed.
TACOMA, Wash... Dec. 19. (Spe
cial.) Efforts are being made to
maintain a Tacoma representative in
Washington, D. C, who would devote
hia entire time to looking after the
city's interests in government offices
such as the shipping board.
James H. Davis, president of the
Tacoma Commercial club, who repre
sented Tacoma at the allocation hear
ing before the shipping board, de
clares it is imperative that this port
have active and individual represen
tation in Washington if it is to par
ticipate in the benefits to Pacific
Xlshmaha Pilot Accused, but Later
Exonerated by Inspectors.
No blame was attached to anyone
by United States Steamboat Inspec
tors Edwards and Wynn after their
investigation of the collision at As
toria November 29 of the steel steam
er Nlshmaha with the cannery ship
Reuce. Frits Hlrsch, pilot of the
Nlshmaha, ' who had the vessel in
charge, was first charged with neg
ligence, but it was announced yester
day that he had been exonerated.
According to the testimony at the
hearing, the Nishmaha's engines were
stopped 11 minutes before she struck
the Reuce. As she approached the
dock the big freighter had not enough
steerage way to answer ber helm.
The Nishmaha's anchor had been
dropped, but had dragged far enough
to allow the Nlshmaha to strike the
Reuce, which was tied to the dock.
Passenger Service to Be Resumed
Following Long Interruption.
NEW YORK, Dec. 19. Passenger
steamship service between the United
States and Hamburg, Interrupted in
1914 by the war, will be resumed to
morrow when the American liner
Manchuria sails from this port. Sha
will be the first ship of a regular
passenger line to enter a German
port since the signing of the armis- !
tlce. She will carry a full cargo of
foodstuffs and 15,000 bags of mail.
British Steamer Reported Lost,
LONDON, Dec. 19. The British
Steamer Lien Shlng, 1539 tons gross,
bound from Hong Kong to Saigon,
Indo-China, has been lost at sea ac
cording to advices to Lloyd's from
Saigon today. The dispatch said 493
natives and one European were lost.
Thirty-seven natives were saved.
Pacific Coast Shipping Notes.
SAN FRANCISCO, Cal.. Deo. 18. (Spe
cial.) The Standard Oil tanker Kagla,
Captain Hayward, sailed tor Xokoham
with petroleum today.
The British steamer Tans Tsze, Cap
tain Hindley, arrived from Muroran and
Singapore today en route for New York.
After being bunkered the ship will pro
ceed. She Is managed by lodwell A Co.
Laden with lu.uuo tons of general cargo,
the Dutch steamer Soerakata, Captain
Boon, sailed for Batavla today. This
steamer will proceed from Batavla for
Holland and Is not expected to return to
San Francisco. Captain Boon will go to
Philadelphia and bring another vessel here
for the San Francisco-iutcu East India
The British steamer Walruna. Captain
Ritchie, sailed for Sydney today with a
full cargo for Mlndd, Rolph & Co. The
United States steamer Jason, Captain Mer
rlweather, sailed for San Llego and the
Atlantic today.
En route for the orient, the Chinese
steamship Hwah Jah, Captain Wilson, ar
rived today. She will take on coal before
resuming the voyage.
The Mataon line steamer Sachem, Cap
tain Allen, arrived from Honolulu today
with passengers and a cargo of island
The steamer Lakefltano, Captain John
son, en route to Yokohama from New York.
proceeded today.
The shipping board steamship Nokum,
launched at the Moore plant last April,
steamed over the bay on the official trial
trip today under command of Captain
Harry Houdlette. Owing to the strike In
the local shipyards the completion of this
and other vessels was delayed for several
weeks, but the work Is going ahead now
at a rapid rate and the deliveries to the
shipping board will be mad on regular
Al Pollard has sold his schooner Lucy to
A. Leboucher of Tahiti, to be delivered as
soon as the vessel's cargo has been dis
charged at New Plymouth.
The Albera Bros.'s steamer North
land, due here from Salaverry on Decem
ber 23, Is bringing 50 tons of sugar for
local discharge and the balance of the
surrar cargo will be taken to Vancouver.
-The Unltsd States shipping board steam
ship Cape Iny, which arrived from New
York last night en route to the orient
with a full cargo for the Barber line, is
the largest shipping board craft to come
here from the east coast. She Is of 10.343
tons gross, was built at the Sparrow Point
plant of the Bethlehem Shipbuilding cor-
poratlon and is one of many vessels that
have been assigned to the BArber line for
operation between New Ybrk and ths
orient via this port. The Pacific Steam
ship company are agents here. j
SEATTLE, Wash.. Deo. 19. (Special.)
With nearly two tons of old clothing for
residents of Germany, the shipping board
steamship West Aleta, Captain G. H.
Ewart, was scheduled to steam from pier
8 tonight for the United kingdom and
continental Europe. The -clothing is be
ing shipped by German residents of Se
attle to relatives. The consignement will
be discharged in Hamburg.
8eatt!e dealers will get 700,000 pounds
of sugar brought to port last night by the
steam schooner Phyllis, Captain Eric Arn
sten of the Parr-MeCormick steamship
line, arriving from Han Francisco The
Phyllis brought' 8000 sacks of 100 pounds
each. One thousand sacks are for de
livery to Tacoma dealers. All the rest of
the shipment, 700,000 pounds, stays In
Four steel steamships will go down the
ways from Seattle shipbuilding plants to
morrow afternoon within 80 minutes, the
vessels aggregating 87.400 deadweight tons.
At 2 o'clock the Seattle North Pacific
Shipbuilding company will launch the 11400
ton Maquam and the Ames Shipbuilding
Drydock company will send the 8800-ton
West .lessup down tne ways.
At 2:1S o'clock J. F. Duthie A Co. win
Join the procession by launching the 8800-
ton West Ivan.
At 2::i0 the Skinner gc Eddy corporation
will release the 10,400-ton Robin Gray for
the race down the ways.
Four vessels In the service or the Osaka
Shoshen Kalsha, the steamships Eastern
Mariner, Kastern Knight, Africa Maru ana
Panama Maru, are on their way lo Seattle
and will all reach this port In the next
two weeks, according to representatives
of W. C. Dawson & Co.. Puget sound agents
for the Japanese shipping corporation. i
Two vessels of the Pacific Steamship
company's fleet, tne steamships beatue
Spirit and Wheatland Montana, botn Dounu
for this port, are engaged in a speed con
test across the Pacific which Is being
watched with Interest by shipping men.
At 8 o'clock last night the Seattle Spirit
was 2B7 miles from Seattle and the Wheat
land Montana was 314 miles from Seattle.
TACOMA, Wash, Dec. 19. (Special.)
It Is the expectation of Captain C. R. 6.
Bryant of the motorshlp Cethana, load
ing here, that he will get away for Ever
ett tomorrow to complete loading. The
Cethana has taken about 1.000.000 feet .of
lumber here for Havre. France. She will
take an additional 800.000 feet at Everett.
The Cethana Is a wooden vessel and has a
fine record, her skipper says. The ves
sel Is now under the flag of the J. E.
Chllberg fleet. Captain Bryant was for
about ten years In the government trans
port service.
The Jadden, Captain Frank Purington.
got away for New York today with a
cargo of flour from Tacoma mills. The
vessel will have trial runs outside before
starting tor the Atlantic const. The ves
Bel Is being operated by W. R. Grace Co.
The Jadden has been here for over a
week taking her cargo which Is one of
the largest taken from Tacoma this year.
It Is possible that this cargo will go to
Europe for final discharge. The Jadden
Is on her maiden trip and Is one of the
vessels put out by the Skinner A Eddy
,nmnnnT of Seattle.
Captain Purrlngton has made hie home
In Tacoma for the past 19 years and sailed
out of here to the orient. This will be his
first extended voyage In some time and
takes him back to the Atlantic coast, where
he formerly sailed before coming to Ta
coma. To load lumber for the orient the Stan
lev arrived toflay. The vessel will be In
.hmit a week loading. It Is said. Sev
eral other lumber carriers are listed for
r.r.,0 loading in the near future.
The barkentine James Johnson, out from
lni for Tacoma since October 23, is ex
pected here within a short time to dis
charge her. cargo oi coi.
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Wills. 4 ii i iii
hows an increase of 12,470 tons over last
The Skinner sV Eddy corporation, upon
the completion of the last of the foul
steamers built upon owners' account, will
retire parmanently from the ship con
(.ruction business. This concern will be
succeeded by the Skinner A Eddy Ship
building company. The articles of in
corporation of the now concam were filed
yesterday In the office of the secretary of
state at Olympla. The new company Is
composed of thm executive heads of the
old company.
The officers of the new company are?
Victor P. Effendahl. secretary; Thad T.
Sweek. treasurer; D. E. Skinner, temporary
president. The Skinner & Eddy corpora
tion will In future be devoted to the oper
ation of Its four bifr freighters.
GRAYS HARBOR., Wash., Dee. 10.
(Special.) The steamer Charles Christen
sen cleared this morning at 10 o'clock for
San Pedro from the Hulbert mill at Aber
deen. The steamer Ernest H. Meyer was
scheduled to clear tonight or tomorrow
for San Krancjsco from the Blagen mill at
The steamer Tama pale cleared at 10
o'clock this morning for San Pedro from
the Donovan mill at Aberdeen.
The tug (ileaner went down to Wil'apa
harbor today to pilot the steamer Nor
wood, out to sea from Raymond, as the
commander of the lumber carrier is un
familiar with these waters.
ASTORIA, Or., Dee. 19. (Special.)
The steam schooner F. P.. Loop arrived
this morning front Ban Fran Cisco and went
to Westport-to load lumber.
The steamer Rose City sailed for San
Francisco with freight and passengers
from Portland and Astoria.
PORT TOWN'S END. Wash., Dec. 19.
(Special.) I'nder charter to the Thorn
dyke. Trenholme Co.. the steamer Catherine
D will be placed on the route from Puget
sound to western Mexican and South Amer
ican ports. Phe Is scheduled to sail Janu-
rv n The Catherine D Is a wooden ves
sel of 40O0 tons. She was built and owned
by the Pacific-American Fisheries com
pany. The Pacific Steamship company
contemplated placing the Admiral Evans
nn the nam route In January.
The United States shipping board steamer
West Ison arrived today from the orient,
completing her maiden voyage. She brought
a valuable cargo, which will oe discharged
at Seattle.
According to a report Just made public,
there are 79.133 tons of freight etored in
wareheusAB on Puget sound awaiting ship
ment. The larger amount of this freight
is destined for the orient. The report
Marino Xotes.
The British sailing schooner David
Evans, of 748 net tons, left Table Bay.
fcouth Africa. December 9 for the Colum
bia river under charter to Balfour, Uuth-
rle & Co., it Is announced by the Guide.
She should react, tnis port some time in
Caotaln F. Albert Bartlett of Roth
schild A Co., Seattle, was In Portland on
business yesterday.
United States steamboat inspectors yes
terday started an examination of the
steamer West Hassayampa and are con
tinuing their work on the steamer
The British motorshlp ChaTlamba ts ex
pected to arrive here Monday from Se
attle. She has been chartered by Dant A
RusKell to - carry lumber to Alexandria,
The steamer Montague of the Admiral
line's oriental service, finished loading
lumber at the Clark-Wilson mill yester
day and shifted to the St. Johns municipal
terminal to take on general cargo.
Movements of Vessels,
PORTLAND, Deo. 19. Sailed at 8 A. M-
steamer Circinus, for Australia vis. St.
ASTORIA. Dec. 19. Palled at 10 last
night, steamer Curacao, for San Francisco
via Eurt-ka and Coos Bay; arrived at 6
and left up at 8 A. M., steamer F. S.
Loop, fron" San Francisco for Westport;
rrivea down at 9 and sailed at 11:15
A. M., atesmer Kose City, tor San Fran
SAN FRANCISCO. Dec, 19. Sailed at
noon yesterday, steamer City of Topeka.
for Portland via Eureka and Cooe Bay
sailed at 4 M. yesterday, steamer Ta-
hoe, for Portland.
SEATTLE, "Wash., Dec. 19. Arrived
Steamers West Ison, from Vladivostok via
Kobe, Klamath, from San Francisco; Ad
mlral Dewey, from San Diego; Phyllis,
from San Pedro; Fort Bragg, from San
Francisco; Benowa. from Newcastle via
San Francisco. Departed Steamer Presl
dent, for San Diego via San Francisco;
West Aleta, for Hamburg via Cardiff and
Rotterdam; Rainier, for San Francisco.
TACOMA, Wash., Dec. 19. Arrived
Steamer Stanley, from Seattle. Sailed
Steamer Jadden, for New York.
SAN FRANCISCO. Dec. 19. Arrived
Steamers C. A. Smith, from Coos Bay
Cung-lsze (British), from Singapore
Sachem, from Honolulu. Departed Steam
ers Lake Uuitano. Phoenix, for Yokohama;
Saerakarta, for Batavla.
DUNKIRK, Dec. 14. Arrived C-39
(Sarralbe). from Vancouver via London.
U. S. Naval Radio Reports.
AU positions reported at 8 P. ML jester
day nnless otherwise indicated.)
SEAT1 LB SPIRIT, from Yokohama for
Seattle. 2U7 miles from Port Townsend;
December 18.
for Seattle, 859 miles from Seattle; De
cember 18.
ICONIUM, from Seattle for Tokohama,
200 miles from Flattery; December 18.
PRESIDENT, from Seattle for 6n
Francisco. 45 miles from Seattle.
JADDEN. from Tacoma for Balboa, off
Port Townsend.
CLODIA. from Seattle for Cuba. 594
miles from Seattle; December 18.
EDITOR, from Honolulu for Havana,
Cuba, 10&5 miles from Honolulu: Decem
ber 18.
NANKING, from S,n Francisco for
orient, 2118 miles from Saa Francisco;
December 18.
MAUI A, from San Francisco for Hono
lulu. 1S32 miles west of Saa Francisco;
Decemher 18.
MERIDEN. from Honolulu for Ban Fran
cisco. 380 miles from San Francisco.
ADMIAL SCHLEY, from San Francisco
for Seattle, 845 miles north of San Fran-
BRADFORD, from Talera for Vancouver,
820 miles north of San Francisco.
CITY OF TOPEKA. from Ssn rnmH-rn
for Portland. 40 miles south of Cape
WASHTENAW", from Portland fne Ti-t
San Luis. 470 miles from Port San Luis.
muau a kkdw. Nagasaki for San
Francisco. 830 miles from San Francisco.
I A B RE A, Port Pan Lula for Honolulu
14T. m lies from Honolulu.
RlrHMOND, and harae Mi. Honoluln for
San Francisco, 145 miles from San Francisco.
Francisco, three miles north of Point
EAGLE. San Francisco for Shanghai. 90
miles southeast of San Francisco lightship.
j au .x. :san Francisco for Sydnev. 23
miles from San Francisco.
CURACAO. Astoria for Marshfleld. S
miles south of the Columbia river.
JOHANNA SMITH, San Francisco for
Coos Bay. barbound on Coos Bay bar.
KUHK CITY. Portland for San Francisco.
10S miles south of the Columbia river.
OLEUM. Portland for Oleum. 3fifi miles
from Olptim.
LYMAN STEWART. San Lula for Seattt-a.
87B from Seattle.
ubUKiBTA. Kanuiui. for San Franclsco
1831 miles from San Francisco, 8 P. M
uecemner l.
TORE3MTTB, San FrSnclnco for Sea.rtle.
83 mil north of San Francisco.
ASUNCION. Aberdeen for San Pedro. 80S
miles north of San Pedro.
SPOKANE, Ssn Francisco for Wilming
ton, 88 miles from San FrsnHsco.
HERRIN. Linton for San Francisco. Blfl
miles from Linn ton.
W. S. PORTER. Meadow Point for Ga-
votla. 730 miles from Meadow Point.
ARGYLB. Seattle for Oleum, 225 miles
from Oleum.
Notice to Mariners.
Notice has been received from the de
partment of marine, at Victoria, B. C, that
the front red light of the north side range
lights, main channel Fraxler Hver. B. C,
has been carried away by Ice. This will
be replaced at first opportunity. Also the
American steamer Brookdale reports that
on December 12. 1019, in latitude 38:20
north, longitude 18.". 41 west, sighted a
large pile or log standing on end and about
5 feet out of water, covered with harnacles.
" Nautical Expert.
Columbia River Bar Report.
NORTH HEAD, Dec 19. Condition of
the bar at 3 P. Ja. -Sea rough; wind oast,
24 miles.
Storm "Warning Iasned.
Southeast storm warnings Issued to all
north Pacific stations except southwest,
warning to Marshfleld.
Tides at Astoria Saturday.
High. I Low.
11:14 A- M...9.1 feet 5:48 A. M....8.8 feet
1B:84 P. M. ...0.0 feet
Deschutes river for the Columbia high
way was taken out by Ice Jams. It
probably will be three months before
the falsework can be restored, and
this will delay the completion of the
bridge that length of time.
Bridge Across Tonngs Bay Between
Astoria, and Seaside Chief
Item on Calendar.
Bids for highway work will ba
opened today by the state highway
commission. The most Important im
provement to be considered will be
the bridge across Young's bay, be
tween Astoria and Seaside, on whirh
bids will be received. A number of 1
eastern bridge builders are expected I
to submit proposals, as several have
telegraphed that they placed bids in
the mails, the bidders apparently giv
ing notice by telegraph on account of
the uncertainty of the mails.
Commissioners R. A. Booth and E.
E. Kiddle will attend the session.
Chairman S. Benson not having re
turned from California. This will be
the first meeting Mr. Kiddle has at
tended since his appointment as suc
cessor to the late J. N. Burgess. A
delegation from Crook county held a
conference with the commissioners
last night, going over the proposal
for additional road work in that
tounty. Crook county wants to place
Itself in a position to be early on the
list when new projects are selected
for co-operative work the middle of
the coming year.
Word has been received by the
commission that the falsework on
the bridge being built across the
Department Store Sued.
For Injuries received when she
slipped on the glass sidewalk lights
on the Kif th-8treet side of Llpman
Wolfe & Co.'s store. August 30. 1919,
Anna L. Koller aske damages of $25.
000 from the department store In a .
suit filed In the circuit court yesterday.
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Put., (iellnsky's Market, cor. 4th and
Yamhill cts.
WANT F. D A practical nurse, at once. Ao
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