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VOL. XXIL 2sO. 33.
PORTLAND. OREGON SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 16, 1903.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Puget Sound to Ask for
SECOND DRYDOGK WANTED
Officers Submit TheirOfficiai
WHY GREATER PLANT IS NEEDED
Jicw Buildings for the Foundry and
BluclzMinilu. Are Deemed Neces
sary Sawmill Is Also
WHAT OFFICERS ItECOMMEXD
Appropriations for enlargement or
plant which will accommodate (be
largest snip ever Kkely to visit the Pa
cific Coast. To enlarge building and
dryddeks and sawmill to furnish the
lumbar for ships In dock. Floating
derrick fer handling masts, guns, eon
nlHK towers, engines, etc
Seeond drydeek is necessary by rea
son of the large Increase in business
at the yard.
A goodly sum fer new 'tools and ma
chinery! OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, Aug. 15. The Navy Department
has received the annual recommendations
and estimates of the officials of the Puget
Sound navy-yard asking for an appropria
tion, at the next session of Congress, of
$122,303 for the erection of new buildings
and the purchase of new tools and ma
chinery. In addition it is strongly reoommonded
that Congress authorize the early con
struction .of a second dry dock, "of .such
dimensions as -will accommodate the larg
est warship likely to ever be stationed on
the Pacific bows t"" '
Upon these ,recommendations Secretary
Moody will later base his final estimates
that aro sent to Congress, and while he
will no doubt make some alterations, and
possibly some reductions, it is believed
that 'in the main he will approve the
recommendations of the Puget Sound offi
cers. One Drydocic Inndetimttc.
In pointing out the necessity for a dry
dock larger than that now In use, Naval
Constructor H. D. Wright says the past
development of the yards and the in
creased business that is sure to follow
the completion of extensions now in prog
ress is such as to render one dock inade
quate. Within two years the amount of
repair work to be Cone at Bremerton will
have Increased to such proportions that
another dock will be necessary to accom
modate the ships. No estimate of the cost
of such a dock is submitted, although if
the dopartmont approves the suggestion
an estimate will probably be made before
The appropriation specifically asked for.
If made by Congress, will about complete
the yard according to present plans, and
provide ample facilities for handling all
work that may be available for years to
come. The Bureau of Construction and
Repair aaks lor $108,009, J 71,090 being need
ed to increase the power facilities of the
plant, ajid the greater portion of the re
mainder for the purchase of now tools and
machinery far the enlarged shops.
U4r the Bureau of Yards and Docks
$262,000 is called for, as follows:
New fOMBGry 75,00)
New blacksmith shop S3.0M
Nw sawmill 25.003
Exteutoou Joiner shop 16,009
Marine railway 43,003
Completion locomotive crane around
Present Quarter Overcrowded.
It is deemed advisable to erect new
buildings for both the foundry and black
smith shops, as praeent quarters will be
overcrowded, even after the completion of
extensions. The joiner shop is already
badly crowded. The yard at present has
no facilities or dooking small vessels such
as torpedo boats and tugs. For their ac-
commodation a marine railway 13 rocom-
mentiad. A. f O-ton railway crane is very
essential to facilitate the handling of
heavy material Into and out of the dock.
and the amount stated will provide seeh
An Independent sawmill is called for In
order that lumbar of odd sizes may be
prepared when needed. At present the
yard is .ctepeadent upon private mills, and
often -experiences delays of 4 to 60 days.
bcause the mills do mot bother with small
order and always oharge heavily for spe
Several other improvements are deemed
essential, but pru net especially asked for
this year, and no estimates of. cost are
submitted. Among them are a new wharf
for bertWng vessels under repair, a float.
Ing derrick for handling masts, guns, con
ning towers, engines and boilers, and an
oUiee building for construction officers.
In the department estimates it is pos
sible that additional appropriations may
be asked fer, both for the wharf and
floating derrick, although the office will
probably have to wait.
Xew Northwest Rural Carrier.
ORSGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington. Aws. 15. "Rural carriers were ap
pointed today for Washington routes as
follows: Cheney, regular. Lee Moore.
ubstitutt ctis Scott. Palo use, regular,
C. A. Smith, substitute. Will Smith.
Two additional rural routes will be es-
tabllshed September IS at Sllverton, -Mario
ii County, Or., -with two carriers.
Ordered to Vancouver.
OREGONIAN KEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington, Aug. 15. Captain William C.
Wrenh, Seventeenth Infantry, was today
ordered to "Vancouver Barracks to assume
charge of the construction work at that
ONE CHANCE FOR CANAL
Colombla Is Alarmed Over Probr.ilei
Success of Nicaragua.
PANAMA, Aug. 15. Letters received
from Bogota say that up to August 1
the Panama Canal Commission had held i
only one meeting on account of the dis
gust of members with the action of Sen
ator Perez y Soto, who insisted upon re
calling the treaty at the first meeting.
Senator Obaldla, a warm supporter of
the treaty, has had several conferences
with President Marroquln and United
States Minister Beauprie, and notwith
standing their efforts the committee
could not be Induced to report in favor
of ratifications. Amendments have been
offered which seem to meet the approval
of 20 Senators out of 21.
Both the House of Representatives and
the Senate are deeply impressed with the
persistent rumors which reach Bogota
of the possibility of a movement for the
secession of the isthmus if this treaty is
not ratified. The fear that such an event
uality might follow failure to ratify the
treaty appears to constitute the only
chance for favorable action on the treat-.
BRYAN WILL ATTEND.
Democratic Leader to Be nt the Fun
eral of E. S. Bennett.
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 15. A tele
gram received tonight from W. J. Bryan
said that he would be in New Haven next
Wednesday to attend the funeral of the
late Phllo S. Bennett, of this city and New
York, who was killed by an accident in
Idaho. Mr. Bennett was a close political
friend of Mr. Bryan.
Fnlllng Meteor Destroys Bridge.
DETROIT, Aug. 15. A special to the
Free Press from Mcndon, Mich., says:
A large meteor which fell here last night
flistroyed a portion of the bridge over the
St. Joe River. It buried In the earth and
made a hole nearly 20 feet deep. It gave
forth a screeching sound as it passed
through the sky, and struck the earth
with a screech that was heard many
Elliot Sold to Cincinnati.
MILWAUKEE, Aug. 15. The Dally
News says Claude Elliott, of the Milwau
kee American Association team, has been
sold . to the Cincinnati National League
team. He Joins the Reds next season.
CONTEXTS OP TODAY'S PAPEk.
Officers at Paget Sound navy-yard recommend
that Congress appropriate $ 422,000 for im
provement of plant. Page 1.
North Atlantic rqundron arrives at Oyster Bay
to be 'reviewed by President tomorrow.
KUcbcpek orders Investigation of land frauds
In Indian Territory. Page 2.
Jeeeph Pulitzer gives $2,000,000 for a school of
Journalism. Page 1.
IHootnlngton, 111., man, who held wife captive
In flight, is overpowered by mob headed by
officers. Page S.
Wheeling, W. Va,. union and nonunion men
clash, firing 1000 shots. Page 3.
Prominent Kansas City man slays his wife in
bed, then turns gun on himself. Page
Russia sfrxla fleet to Black Sa to make Tur
key fully avenge the murder of Consul.
Bulgarian Premier believes Macedonian rebel
Men will be confined to Moaastlr. Page
Kleg Peter of Servla finds he is only a tool
In hands of conspirators. Page 2.
North Pacific squadron is ordered to Astoria
to remain during regatta. Page 0.
Wheat yield of Gilliam will be good; elements
againbt Morrow. Page 0.
Salmon pack far this year will be about 300,.
000 cases; falls short of last year. Page 1.
Commercial and Marine.
Stock tradlnc at New Tork la professional
hands. Page 15.
Week In Wall street. Page 15.
Chicago wheat market continues strong.
Unfavorable showing by New York bank state
ment. Page 15.
San Francisco produce quotations. Page 15.
Ruftb of G. A. R. excursionists to Ban Fran
cisco. Page 7.
Steamer Potter carries over COO passengers to
the coast. Page 7.
Shipowners complain of low lumber freights.
HeVy, the negro, regarded as the best man
to face Jeffries. Page 1.
Irish Lad wins a great race at Saratoga.
Frank B. Greer wrests sculling' championship
from C S. Titus. Page 12.
Pacific Coast League games: Portland 10,
Seattle 9: Sacramento S, Los Angeles 2;
Oakland 5; San FraBClsoo 0. Page 12.
Pacific National League gamos: Butte ST Salt
Lake 3; San Franeisoo 5. Taeema 2; Los
Angeles IS. Seattle S; no game between
Spekane and Helena. Page 12.
Maltnorsah track team wins field day at Vic
toria. Page 12.
Helena drops out of Pacific National League.
Astoria regatta opens Wednesday. Page 25.
L. P- Freeman defeats W. A. Goes In tennis
tournament. Page 7.
Portland nnd- Vicinity.
Llvestoekmen ask for big exhibit at St Louis
and Lewie and Clark Fairs. Page 2S.
New Merriaoc bridge will be finished next
August, Page 19.
Ilegttbtr troops will not go Into camp with
Hilntia. Page 11.
Ex-Senator B. Daly, of Lakeview, tells bow
Portland lotos trade. Pag 11.
Portland, Neealem & Tillamook Railroad will
not make tsraalnus at TMaroeok Uty.
iPlrcsoat committee will call for new b.s.
New AlMna ferry will use old East Side land
leg. Page 17.
Snipcoted nrefewg feund In woods on Marq.ua m
Hilt Pago 17.
Features and Departments.
Kdltorial. Page -1.
Churcfc aanaencements. Page It.
Classified advertisements, rages 24-47.
Confession of "J. Coleman Drayton." Pages
PnotestapMag sea birds In Oregon. Page 23.
Family of Meriwether Lewis. Page 40.
The let Blue Bucket mines. Page 33.
What caused the Ice deluge? Page SC, -
That hottoralees America's cup. Page-33.
ilr. Carpenter's letter. Page 32.
Chlmmie Fadden. Page 32.
A Red-Haired Cupid. Page 37.
Social. Page IS.
Dramatic. Page 20.
Household and fashions. Pages 24-33.
Youths' department. Page SSL
The Two Van revels. Page 39.
I OF PR
Pulitzer Will Found
TRAINING FOR. REPORTERS
Noted Editor Gives $2,000,
000 to the Institution.
PROMINENT MEN, AS DIRECTORS
Every Phase of the Newspaper Busi
ness Will Be Tanght-Columbia
University Is to Give the
Course of Study.
NEW YORK. Aug. 15,-Joscph Pulitzer
has provided the sum of $2,000,000 to estab
lish a school of Journalism at Columbia
University, this city. A new building for
the school will be erected on Mornlngsldc
Heights at a cost of $500,000 for the school,
which will hold toward the university a
relation similar-to that of the other pro
fessional schools, the law, school of. med
icine and the school of mines, and, like
them all, will be National In scope.
An important feature of the organiza
tion of this school will be an advisory
board nominated by the donor, which will
aid in -devising a plan and course of In
struction. Member of Advisory Board.
Seven members of this advisory board
have already been named, and, with oth
ers to be selected, will be nominated by
the trustees of Columbia University at
their meeting In October. They are:
Nicholas Murray Butler, president of
Columbia University, ex-offlclo; Whltelaw
Reld, John Hay, Secretary of State; St.
Clair McElway. Andrew D. White, Vic
tor F. Lawson. of Chicago; Charles H.
Taylor, of Boston; Charles W. Eliot, pres
ident of Harvard University.
President Eliot's duties In connection
with his own university will prevent him
from serving on the permanent advisory
board, but he has cordially approved the
plani has given counsel to- the board, and
will give to the Individual members of the
board the benefits of his groat experience
and knowledge All the others named
have signified their willingness to serve
on the advisory board.
Announcement of Pulitzer.
In making announcement of Mr. Pulit
zer's gift, the World will say tomorrow:
"Studonts desiring to enter upon the
career of journalism will find accessible
here courses of study that will for this
profession be equivalent to what other
professional schools supply for other pro
fessions; -while young men already en
gaged upon the newspapers and desiring
to advance themselves more rapidly by
the cultivation of their aptitude may find
la these courses a valuable assistance. It
is believed that this will be an advantage
to them immediately and ultimately to
the press of the whole country. In every
othor pursuit where men are under an
equal moral responsibility to the public
for the proper discharge of their duties,
they aro prepared for those duties by
TILDEX-COXHEAD DESIGN" IS SELECTED BY MOXUMEXT COMMITTEE.
Tfce TlWen-Cexbead design for a monument to the Second Oregon Volunteers was formally accepted by. taV cammlttee
bavins the matter In charge at-a meeting; held yesterday afternoon In the oSlees of Adjutant -General Gantenbeln. Colonel Jack
son, GenemI Gantenbeln and Major C H. McDonell were designated as a committee to superintend the construction of the mon
ument. Tie memorial to the Second Oregon Is to be erected in the center of the Plaza, block, directljr In front of the Courthouse.
Work is to be commenced- and the monument erected as rapidly as possible. The design selected by the committee Is the one
that soet the approval of most of the members when the different suggestions were obtained, about two months ago. It was '
accepted yesterday by a practically unanimous vote of the board. v
The monument will be of granite, having a diameter of 22 feet, 0 Inches at the base. The main shaft will be 22 feet In
height, the base 3 feet, and the bronze figure 7 feet.
It Is planned that the main shaft shall be five feet square at the- base, with concaved faces, upon which will be Inscribed
the names' of those members of the Second Oregon who died in the service. A dedication of the monument by the people or
Oresee to the men of the regiment will also be shown.' There are C5 names to be placed upon the roll of the state's dead.
The bronze figure that will surmount the main shaft will be that. of a -soldier In action. It Is a faithful picture of an
Amerlean volunteer In the field. It is full of life and action, characteristic of the service in the Philippines.
The design accepted by the committee Is the work of Ernest Coxhead. architect, and Douglas Tildes, sculptor. Mr.
TUdea Is a San Francisco man. and & sculptor of considerable note. A small model of the monument as It will appear when
erected In the Plaxa. block Is In the possession of the board whleS made the award, and If the monument carries out the
Idea as well as does tho model, the display will be unusually effective.
The monument to the Second Oregon Is to be erected by tho people cf Oregon. The expense of the monument will be
between $11,000 and $15,000, the money having been raised by popular subscription.
years of careful and conscientious study,
but the newspaper men. who are in many
directions the Informers and teachers of
the people, the exponents, and to a de
gree, the makers of that public opinion
which rules communities and governs
states and the Nation, have hitherto re
ceived no special preparation for their
delicate and important duties.
Xeed for the School.
"At the time of the last census there
were In the United States 141,500 lawyers
and 30.90S persons classed as Journalists.
The legal profession was provided with
trained recruits by 100 law schools with
1105 professors and Instructors. For a fair
proportion there should have been at least
25 colleges of journalism, with facultles
231 strong. There was npt one. Not a sin
gle one of the 30,908 newspaper men and
women In the country had enjoyed what
a lawyer would call a systematic profes
"President Eliot, of Harvard, one of the
foremost educators, has been requested to
make a suggestion on this subject, and
has submitted the following outline for a
practical school of study:
Newspaper administration The organi
zation of a newspaper office; functions of
the publishers; circulation department; ad
vertising department; editorial and repor
torlal departments; the financing of a
newspaper; local, out-of-town and foreign
news service; editorial, literary, financial,
sporting and other departments.
"Newspaper manufacturers Printing
press; Inks; paper; electrotyplng and
stereotyping presses; typo composition;
typesetting and typecasting machines;
processes for reproducing illustrations;
folding, binding and mailing devices.
"The law of Journalism Copyright;
libel, including civil and seditious libel;
rlehtss tni duties f the n- In report
ing judicial proceedings; liabilities of pub
lisher, editor, reporter and contributors.
'Ethics of Journalism Proper sense of
responsibility to the public on the part of
newspaper writers; to what extent should,
the opinions of the editor or owner of a
UttVtsiMtper uiect ltd piepaxallon ui news.
relations of publisher, editor and report
ers as regards freedom of opinion.
"History of journalism Freedom of the
"The literary form of newspapers Ap
proved usages in punctuation, spelling, ab
breviations and typography.
"Reinforcement of existing departments
of instruction for the benefit of students
of journalism In English, reporting of
news," news letters, reviews, paragraph
writing, editorial writing; in history, em
phasis on geography; In political science,
emphasis on contemporary economic prob
lems and financial administration.
Scheme of Instruction.
"It is probable that the scheme of in
struction will include several of the aca-
(Concluded on Page 3.)
MONUMENT 7ILL BE"
ERECTED TO DEAD OF
SECOND OREGON VOLUNTEERS.
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McVey, the Negro,
SAME BUILD AS CHAMPION
Can Strike Hard and Stand
Punishment as Weil.
CORBETT'S DEFEAT AGES HI
Gx-Clinmpion Invtentl of Being- n. Mnn
of Thirty-eight Is Fifty Took
Terrible Beating to Give Crowd
Worth, of Its Money.,
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 15. Staff Cor
respondence.) James J. Corbett today.
Instead of being 3S years old, is 50. He
has grown an old man suddenly. His
second defeatat the hands of Jeffries,
the long strain of training and the beat
ing he received has done for him in a
few hours what only lapse of years could
have done. His conqueror, on the other
hand, came over from Oakland early in
the day, and was about smiling and re
ceiving the plaudits of his friends with
the zest of a coed on the verge of her
graduation. He was happy, and the feel
ing thoroughly permeated his bear-llko
being. With his pockets bulging with the
golden dollars which had been turned
over to him by the Yosemite Club man
agement he slouched about the various
emporiums where the sporting gentry
abide, spending his money with ravish
Match, for Jeffries.
Quite naturally, the text of all con
versatlon in town today was the fight,
tha speed that Jeffries exhibited and the
retrogratlon of that shell of a man, Cor
bett. Through the maze of sympathy for
Corbett Jlho wise oneshave been scanning
the pugsistlc horizon for some one to
matqh Jeffries In brawn and stamina, and
thtre loorcs up a giant black named Sam
McVey. ijeffrles has drawn the color
line, yet ia spite of this the sports talk
here of anVarly match between Jeffries
and McVey. In fact, they say no white
man who ik In the boxing game has
chance against the champion. They have
turned to the big negro from Oxnard.
Cal., not becauVo of anything he has done
in tha roped arena, but because he
built on the same massive lines as Jeff
ries, because he weighs 210 pounds, be
cause in the couple of battles he has
fought he has shown that he is a glutton
for punishment, and because he has
blow, which if it Is not as swiftly deliv
ered as that of Jeffries, carries with It the
same or moro deadly effect. McVey is
not yet 2L
3IcVeys Right to a Match.
While he is not fighting, McVey works
in a sugar refinery at Oxnard, and his
right to a match: with Jeffries is based
upon a decision he gained against Jack
Johnson. In some quarters in San Fran
Cisco it Is held that the Corbett-Jeffrles
battle was the last heavyweight fight
that will bo pulled off in this city, but
the managers of the Yosemite Club de
clare they will have a contest between
Jeffries and McVey.
When I saw Jeffries today, he was not
in the mood to discuss his future plans.
He told me ho was going for a short
hunting trip, and on his return ho was
going to Los Angeles for a rest of a cou
ple of weeks, and while there would map
out his career.
Can Hit as Hard as Jeff.
The battle between Jeffries and the ne
gro from Oxnard. if it Is pulled off, will
be a wonderful affair. In McVey, Jeffries
will meet a man who can hit as hard, if
not harder, than he can. He will not find
McVey as shifty as Fltzslmmons or Cor
bett, but he will find, If the story told
about the negro Is true, a fighter who will
hand him blow for blow and absorb pun
ishment like a sponge would water. Such
battle would not have its equal in the
prize ring since the days of the padded
mits. It would be aslugglng affair that
would. In a way, resemble some of those
H old bare-knuckle fichts that are recounted
in the prize-rinff history.
This battle will not be a thing of a cou
ple of months. It may be delayed for six
months, but it will be fought, unless la
the meantime some new heavyweight star
should suddenly bob up. There was a
challenge read from Monroe, but the
Butte miner has been one of the many
toy pugilists that have sprung into prom
inence only to collapse when the press
agent's salary was stopped.
Monroe has not even a peep at a chance
for a fight with Jeffries. His shallow rep
utation was made at tho expense of the
big f ellrfw, and he will see to it that Mon
roe's game Is not boosted by taking any
notice of his talk. Jeffries has made an
other small fortune In a few months, and
while it lasts he Is not going to worry
about another engagement.
Corbett's Suffering Intense.
I met Corbett a couple of, hours after
the fight. He went from the ring to a
Turkish bath, hoping that a good sweat
and a rub would give him some relief
from the Intense pain he was suffering.
The bath brought about no relief. His
bruised body refused to yield to the treat
ment. The pain was so great that ho
could not rest reclining, and he finally
dressed and joined his brother, Harry. Ho
was In a chophouse when I met him, and I
never saw a greater change In a man. In
a few hours he had lived and suffered :
lifetime of misery. He was not dlsheart
ened at his defeat. He was philosophic
about it, but his pride had received a woe
ful setback, for his whole heart and soul
were, centered In his great desire to 'shat
ter pugilistic history and regain the title
of champion. He was frank In his ad
mission of Jeffries' powers, and it was he
who first made the statement that no
man living couWbeat the champion. He
means this statement, and if Jeffries does
fight again he will have no more ardent
admirer than Corbett, whom he has twice
His Best Fight, Says Corbett.
In spite of the pain he was In, Corbett
talked freely to those about him of tho
fight. His one consolation was that he
bad fought the best fight that was In him.
His own statement Is that It was the best
battle of his ring career. Those who have
followed him, in every battle from the
time ho defeated Joe Choynski to his bat
tle of Friday night, do not agree with
him. They think his showing before Jef
fries was his worst, but these people seem
to have lost sight of the fact that Cor
bett had met a big man, wonderfully
fast, almost as fast as Corbett ever was
In his life. They seemed to forget that
Corbett has passed up his sprinting and
shadow-dancing. He tried it for a round
or two, and the crowd howled, and he
gave It up, because he wished to show how
he was capable of taking punishment In
spite of the stories to the contrary. Had
he fought his old footwork battle, he
would have lasted longer, but the result
would have been the same.
Toole Beating to Satisfy Crowd.
It is a funny thing to say, but Corbett
took a beating Just to give those who had
traveled across the continent and those
who had paid fancy prices for their seats,
a nla for their money. No man save Cor
bett could have stood the beating he re
ceived from Jeffries. Jeffries hit Corbett
harder and more often that he has any
man who has ever "stood before him,
Sharkey, who was nearly beaten to death,
not excepted. When this Is understood,
the terrific beating that Corbett took can
be appreciated. That stomach punch in
the second round took all the fight out of
Corbett, and he realized right then that
he was a defeated man. When the dose
was repeated in the fourth round, Corbett
fooled everybody but his seconds as to
his real condition. He was not clear
mentally, and the running Joking con
versation which he kept up with friends
In the boxes was simply a bluff.
As soon &Sf Corbett has recovered he
.will leave San Francisco for New York
to fill theatrical engagements. The earn
ings of the Yosemite Club amount to
$18,702, rather a neat bit of money to pick
up In a few months. W. G. M.
GREAT CHAUTAUQUA DAY
Twentieth Anniversnry of Founding
of Scheme Celebrated.
CHAUTAUQUA. N. Y.. Aug. 15. The
twentieth anniversary of the dedication
of 'St. Paul's grove from which practical
ly dates the founding of the Chautauqua
Literary and Scientific Circle was cele
brated today with exercises participated
In by several thousand members of the
circle, including representatives from
manv countries. Numerous trees were
planted through the grove.
Following the anniversary exercises the
cornerstone of the new Hall of Philos
ophy, which is to be reared in marble
during the - coming year, was laid with
ceremonies. The closing address of the
week, which was devoted to discussion of
the mob spirit in America, was delivered
today by Justice Woodward, of James
town, N. Y.
Xevr Canadian Rnllroad Necessary.
NEW YORK, Aug. 15. Lord Strathcona
who arrived on the Campania, In speaking
of the projected railroad which is to par
allel the Canadian Pacific, said:
"Such a road Is now necessary. The
country has been enveloped and the nat
ural resources are such that Immigration
will be attracted. The new road will be
partly subsidized by the government, just
as in the past with the Canadian Pacific.
Lord Strathcona returns at once to
PACK IS SHORT
Columbia Catch Is Less
Than Last Season.
GIVEN AT 291,000 GASES
Over Half Was Put Up in Last
COLD STORAGE HEN "PROSPER
Their Product Is the Largest for Any
Year In the Business Great X tim
ber of Salmon Are Talcen ly
Estimates on the salmon pack from
the best information available are aa
Columbia River, canneries 201,000
Cold-storage plants, equal to.... 112.400
Pack for 1902 428,000
Deficiency - 22.600
ASTORLV, Aug. lo. (Special) Accord
ing to the Oregon' law tho Spring fishing
season on the Columbia River closed at
6 o'clock this morning and under tho
Washington law it will close at 12 o'clock
to-night. All the canneries on this sltVs
of the river issued Instructions to-day to
their buyers to receive no fish after to
night, but It is expected that the Wash
ington plants will receive to-morrow.
All the canneries are blocked with fish,
and it will be Monday evening at least be
fore all that are now on hand can bo
placed In cans. There is already some
talk of packing fall fish, and the cold
storage plants will probably handle steel
heads. The season has been quite a satisfactory
one, owing, to the immense runs of fish
during the past two weeks, and the pack
has reached proportions that did not ap
pear possible even when the season was
three-fourths gone. At the opening of the
season on April 13, there was a fair
amount of fish In the river for a few days,
and on several occasions there were little
spurts, but up to August 1, the entire pack
on the river did not exceed 100,000 cases.
and the season was generally accepted a3
Late Run Very Heavy-.
Then the great run commenced!, and for
the past 15 days every cannery has been
running to its fullest capacity, with the
result that during that time about 101,000
cases have been packed, making a total
of 291,000 cases. This estimate Is based on
four dozen one-pound cans to the case,
and Is considerable short of last season,
when the Spring pack was 323,000 cases.
The quality of the fish has- been excel
lent, even during the late runs and there
la only a small portion of the pack that
will not be accepted as first grade. The
season has been a particularly good one
for glllnetters, that class of gear catching
a great portion of the fish, and It is safo
to say that the glllnetters will be paid as
much, if not moro money than last year.
The traps anu seines have not done so
well In proportion, as their big catches
were made after the price had been cut
to 3 cents, and a limit placed on the de
liveries. Though they are believed to have
all made money.
Cold-Stornge People Do Well.
In the' cold storage branch of the Indus
try this has been a banner year. The pack
has been the largest on record and judg
ing from what can be learned, there Is an
excellent chance of It all being disposed
of at good figures. The cold-storage pack
amounts to 6700 tierces. This equals 2680
tons of pickled fish or 3373 tons of raw
fish, and figuring 30 tons of raw fish to
each thousand cases, the cold storage
pack equals 112,400 cases of the canned
product. Adding this to the 291,000 cases,
makes a total of 403,000 cases, while a
similar estimate of last year's pack makes
a total of 426,000 cases.
Estimate of the Pack.
To obtain the exact amount put up by
the individual canneries and colu-storago
plants Is Impossible, but from the beat
information that can be secured, the fol
lowing estimate of the number of cases
packed by each cannery is about correct:
A. Booth & -Co 23,000
McGowan, (Hwaco & McGowan) 22,000
Fisherman's Co-operative 24,003
Tallant-Grant Packing Co 16,000
Sanborn-Cutting Packing Co 2S.001
Col. River Packers Association,
(four canneries) 97,000
Warren (Cathlamet), 12.000
Seaborg, (Eagle Cliff), 4,000
Megler. : 13.000
Pillar Rock, 12,000
McGowan, (Cascades) 9.C0O
Warren, CWarrendale) 19.000
Of the- cold-storage plants the number
of tierces put up by each Lr approximately
Columbia River Packers Ass'n....... LSOa
Warren Packing Co 1,100
Tallant-Grant Packing Co.,
Vendsyssel Packing Co.. ..
S. Schmidt & Co.
Total . 6,700
POOR CATCH AT BRISTOL BAY.
Fisherman From Astoria. Drowned
Coming From Snug River.
ASTORIA, Or.. Aug. 15. (Special.) A
letter was received this afternoon by Sec-
.(Concluded on Pose 3.)