The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, June 26, 1910, SECTION TWO, Page 16, Image 30

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IQ . THE SUNDAY OREGOXIAX, PORTLAND. JUNE 26, 1910. , - . . - . ' ' .
.Open River Transportation Co.
Announces That Steamers
i, Cannot Ply Longer.
Government Aid Is Not Enough to
Give Channel That Can Be Used
at All Seasons Tie-Up Will
Iiast Till Fall.
Insufficient appropriations allotted
by- the Government to safeguard water
traffic against the closing of jiaviga
cration when the receding streams
reach a stage that precludes the oper
ation of even ligljt-draft vessels is re-
the Summer of another lucrative terri
tory, that reached by steamers of the
Open River Transportation Company
between Riparla and Lewlston. '
Announcement was yesterday made
that the steamer Twin Cities would
make her last voyage from Celilo today,
when she will clean up freight await
ing shipment. In order not to cut off
merchants without warning, notices
have been forwarded to all shippers in
Portland and along the Snake River.
The Snake is reported to have fallen
bo much during the past week that the
steamer has carried only a small
amount of cargo.
Strenuous efforts are to be made to
obtain, If possible, a greater appropria
tion for Snake River work. It is argued
that during the past few years the
Open River Transportation Company
has proven the value of its service in
conjunction with the State Portage
road, and has attracted sufficient at
tention to cause the Canadian officials
to ask representatives of the Portland
Chamber of Commerce to attend a
meeting in the North soon, when the
Question of opening the Columbia River
to the most northern point practicable
lor navigation is to be discussed.
As on the Upper Willamette, the
steamers not only entered into com
petition with the rail lines, thereby in
fluencing tariffs, but reached other
territory that cannot be served other
than through water facilities. The
closing of both streams means a seri
ous handicap. San Francisco mer
chants have been shipping via the
Open River fleet and one consignment
from there last week arivlng on the
steam schooner J. B. Stetson amounted
to 800 tons.
of various vessels plying between Hong
kong and America. They received $300 a
head for landing the men in the hands or
the agents on this side of the tong they
belonged to in China, and when arrested
not only pleaded guilty, but confessed
concerning the manner in which the
scheme was worked. The operations were
broken up through the Portland Immi
gration office in 1909.
When the agent delivered a man 10 me
ship in China the immigrant was supplied
with the torn half of an envelope, the
other section being retained by his tong
agents.' When the Chinese landed here
they had the local tong agent write a
character on the piece of paper, which
would then be delivered to the boatswain
and the carpenter. Upon carrying it
back to China, it would be fitted Into the
section originally retained there, and if
found to correspond, the sailors received
their money.
Before leaving yesterday the men were
taken, to the office of the United States
District Attorney, where Walter H.
Evans restored the envelopes which had
been taken from the men. They will se
cure their money on arrival in China, but
will have lost caste with their people be
cause of having made a confession of
their crime.
Barks and Barge Move.
The second of the converted barks
to load ties in the Columbia for San
Francisco, the barge Amy Turner, will
leave down early this morning for Stel
la In tow of the steamer Ocklahama,
having discharged her cement cargo at
Supple's and the Pacific Bridge Com
pany. The bark Pactolus yesterday
shifted from Inman-Poulsen's to the
Standard box factory, where she will
load spruce, and the British bark Iver
na, which will carry wheat to the
United Kingdom, was moved from the
North Bank dock to Montgomery No.
2 to start cargo tomorrow.
Santa Clara Ready for Bay City.
There is strong probability that the
steamer Santa Clara, of the North Pa
cific Steamship Company's fleet, will
be placed in service between Portland
and San Francisco when she is re
commissloned next month at the Bay
City. It was stated yesterday at the
office of the company that she would
Custom -I louse Officers Enforce Reg
ulation on Board the Hercules.
When Chief Inspector Geisy and his sub
ordinates of the Custom House yesterday
discovered that five Japanese poodles,
two monkeys, silk waist patterns and
curios, which members of the Oriental
liner Hercules' crew brought back, had
not been entered on the list of stores,
there was a brief commotion that result-
ed in Captain Bjerck issuing an order for
every salt, Caucasian or Chinese, to ex
hibit to the inspectors all property.
The omission of the animals and goods,
it was said, came about through an over
sight and it was pointed out that while
the vessel called at San Francisco no
such regulation was enforced there. Mr.
Geisy insisted that the order be adhered
to, even though It was not intended to
remove the articles from the ship. The
Hercules is discharging at Upper Alaska
dock. She has sulphur, Chinese mer
chandise and gunnies.
' Doe to Arrive.
Name. From Date.
Hercules. . .. . ..Hongkong. ...In port
Golden Gat. . ..Tillamook. ...In port
Sue H. Elmore. Tillamook. ...In port
Roanoke Ban Pedro.. ..June 20
Break water.... Coos Bay June 2i
Beaver. ....... San Francisco June 2T
Falcon .Ban Francisco June 27
Geo. W. Elder.. San Pedro. ...July 3
Bear. .San Francisco July .4
Rygja. ...... -.Honrkcna. . .. July 10
Rose City. .....San Francisco July 11
Eelja. . ...... .. Hongkong. ...Auf. IS
Scheduled to Deport.
Name. For Date.
Breakwater. .. .Coos Bay. ... .June 27
Sue H. Elmore. Tillamook.... Tune 28
Golden Gate. ...Tillamook. ...June 28
Roanoke. ..... .Pan Francisco June 29
Falcon... Eaa Francisco July 1
Beaver .San Francisco July 2
Geo. W. Elder. . Pan I'dro July
Bear. ....... ..San Fr.aclsco. July 7
Hercules. ..... .Hong-kodf. . . . Juiy 10
Rose City. .. ...San Frafieloco July 12
RysJa -Hongkong. ...July 80
Selja Honckong.. ..Sept. 8
not ply to any of the smaller- coast
ports and that she was not needed on
the San Pedro-Portland route, becaose
of limited business. Accommodations
are being arranged in her steerage.
which will be a new feature of her
with Superintendent L. VT. Russell, of
sites for executive buildings to be used
during the canal work.
During the week travel to North
Beach points is expected to materially
increase. A large passenger list was
carried yesterday by the steamer T. J.
Bringing a cargo of selected lumber
from Waldport, the gasoline sloop Con
der reached port yesterday and will
sail at noon . Tuesday for Newport and
other Yaquina Bay points.
Another addition to the river fleet
will be made Tuesday, when the
steamer E. G. Bateman, owned by Cap
tain James Good, will be launched from
the ways of the St. Johns Shipbuilding
Commander J. M. Ellicott has issued
notices stating that the acetylene light
reported extinguished in Revillagigedo
channel, Alaska, June 13, will be re
placed July 20. The former lens light
will be used until then.
Navigators are being notified by
Harbormaster Speier of the presence of
a barge below the steel bridge, which
is being used, in connection with sound
ings for the new Broadway bridge. At
night lights are displayed on the barge.
Charles Dunann, general passenger
agent of the Pacific Coast Steamship
Company, will be in the' city tomorrow
following a trip to Alaska. The ex
cursion business of that company is
being handled by the Tourist Agency
and Traveling Bureau.
Having finished discharging cargo at
Oak-street dock the steamer J. B. Stet
son left down last evening to load
850,000 feet of lumber at St. Helens for
San Pedro. The steamer Northland
went to Supple's to discharge, and later
shifted to the Portland mill for lumber.
Reports of the United States Corps of
Engineers of the last survey of the
Columbia River bar give a depth of
2fiMi feet, as was found last year, but
the width has increased from 3000 to
8000 feet because of the extension of
the jetty, though last season there were
some shoal places found where the best
water was 23 feet. The action of the
jetty is said to be noticeable as far as
the end of Peacock Spit.
Astoria Marine Notes.
ASTORIA, Or., June 25. (Special.) The
steam schooner Tahoe arrived today from
San Francisco with general cargo for
The steamer Yosemite sailed today for
San Pedro with a cargo of 20,517 railway
ties from Rainier, Nehalem and Goble.
. The tank steamer J. A. Chanslor ar
rived today from California with a cargo
of fuel oil for Portland.
The British ship Liey land Brothers wyi
sail Sunday morning for Delagoa Bay,
South Africa, with a cargo of lumber
from Portland.
A four-masted schooner was reported
off the mouth of the river at 6 o'clock
tonight. She is supposed to be the Alvena
from San Francisco to load lumber at
St. Helens..
A wireless message received from the
steamer Roanoke says that she will ar
rive at Astoria at 9 o'clock Sunday morn
ing from San Francisco.
SMUGGLERS' are deported
Disorganization of Chinese Gang
Which Directed Traffic.
Having served their terms of imprison
ment. Yip Fong. Chinese boatswain of
the steamer Henrik Ibsen, and Chow Fat,
Chinese carpenter of the Arabia, submit
ted cheerfully to deportation yesterday
and were sent out of the country aboard
the Ibsen, which sailed at noon.
They were members of the gang which
carried on a regular business of smug
gling their countrymen into the United
States by secreting them among the cargo
Shenandoah Reaches New York.
NEW YORK. June 25. After a pass
age of 128 days from San Francisco,
the big four-masted ship Shenandoah
has reached New York. She is the
largest wooden American sailing ves
sel afloat, ana comes here on her last
voyage under sail. When her cargo is
discharged she will go Into a ship,
yard and come out a coal barge.
Marine Notes. f
Instructions have been received by
the Thirteenth Lighthouse District of
ficials to have the annual report in
readiness for scrutinization at Wash
ington July 1, instead of July 20.
Having a total of 425 passengers, of
which 272 were listed as first class, the
steamer Bear sailed yesterday morning
for the Bay City on her last voyage
before the San Pedro-Portland schedule
becomes effective. She had 2000 tons of
Archie Mcintosh has been given the
contract of painting the hull of the
dredge Chinook, which will be lifted on
the Port of Portland drydock June 30.
Bids were opened Friday by the con
tractors, the Marine Iron Works, of St.
F. C. Schubert, assistant in the office
of the United States Corps of En
gineers, has returned from Celilo,
where he made selections, in company
Movements of Vessels.
PORTLAND, June 25. Arrived Steamer J.
B. Stetson. from Ban Francisco; gasoline
eloop Condor, from "VValdport ; steamer Tahoe,
from San Francisco: steamer J. S. Chanslor,
from Gavlota. Sailed Norwegian steamer
Henrik Ibsen, for Hongkong and way ports:
steamer Bear, for San Francisco.
Astoria, June 25. Condition at the mnuth
of the river at 6 P. M., smooth; wind, north
west 20 miles; weather, clear. Sailed last
night Steamer Yosemite, for San Pedro. Ar
'rlved at 8:30 and left up at 11 A. M.
Steamer Tahoe, from San Francisco. Arrived
at 10:10 A. M. and left up at 12 noon
Steamer J. A. Ohanalor, from Gavlota. Ar
rived down at 8:16 P. M. and sailed Steamer
Bear, for San Francisco. . Sailed Steamer
Eureka, for Eureka.
Stui Francisco, June 25. Sailed at noon
Steamer Beaver, for Portland; at 3 P. M.
Steamer Coaster, for Columbia River.
San Pedro, June 25. Sailed yesterday
Steamer Yellowatone, for Portland.
Seattle, June 25. Arrived Steamer Stanley
Dollar, from Portland.
Ooos Bay, June 25. Sailed Steamer Break
water, for Portland. Sailed last nlarht
Steamer Newport, for Bandoa.
San Francisco, June 25. Arrived Steam
ers Centralla, from Grays Harbor; Argyll,
from Vancouver, B. C-; Slsak, from Seattle;
China from Hongkong;; brig W. G. Irwin,
from Roche Harbor; schooner Roy Somers,
from Grays Harbor. Sailed Steamers Bea
ver, for Portland; President, for Seattle;
schooners Waschalor.- for Siuslaw; Sophie
Christenson, for Grays Harbor.
Tacoma. Wash., June 25. Arrived
Steamer City of Puebla, from San Francis
co. Sailed Japanese steamer Chicago Ma'ru,
for the Orient.
Los Angeles. Cal.. June 25. Arrived
Steamers Watson, from Seattle. Sailed
Steamer Claverly, for Victoria; Coronado,
for Grays Harbor.
Seattle. Wash., June 25. Arrived Steamer
Stanley Dollar, from San Francisco; U. S.
transport .Dlx. from Bremerton; steamer Cot
tage City, from Skagway. Sailed City of
Seattle, for Sound ports: steamer Hilonian,
for Honolulu via Anacortes; steamer Meteor,
for Skagway. ,
Tides' at Astoria Sunday.
High. Low.
2:33 A. M.....8.4 feet9:36 A. M -0.4 foot
4:12 P. M 7.1 feetl9:48 P. M 3.7 feet
Nearly 40 year ago the British colonial
office, through the agencv of the TCnw n..
dens. Introduced specimens of the Hevea
rubber tree from the Amazon Into the Far
East, with the result that It has become
acclimated, particularly in Ceylon and the
imivraieu Aiaiay states.
Oregon Is Cheated by Irrigation Chiefs
Contributes More Money Than Any Other Arid State to Reclamation Fund, Yet Receives Scant Returns New
Law Repeals Act Favoring Oregon.
Millions of dollars of irrigation i
money, collected by the Government in
' Oregon, have been spent in other states
Jn defiance of section 9 of the recla
mation act, which requires at least half
the reclamation money derived from
Sale of public lands' within a state, to
fce spent within that state.
Now Congress is about to repeal sec
tion 9, thus validating the unlawful dis
crimination of reclamation chiefs
against Oregon. This repeal has been
agreed to by both houses of Congress.
Yet when it was under consideration In
the Senate, neither Bourne nor Cham
berlain raised a voice to protest against
this spoliation of Oregon.
This state and North Dakota are the
largest contributors to the recla
mation fund. Yet Oregon, with a large
part of its area semi-arid and with
need of reclamation works, gets scant
part of the fund, either in present or
future projects. The plans of the Recla
mation Service, as mapped out for the
next decade will discriminate more and
more against Oregon. '.
Consequently, It was deemed neces
sary for those plans' that section 9 of
the reclamation act be repealed. The
repeal has been all but accomplished
and Oregon's Senators allowed the lit
tle game of reclamation chiefs and
benefited states like Idaho, Colorado
and Montana, to go' through without so
much as lifting a finger in opposition.
Not only is Oregon discriminated
against in expenditure of the reclama
tion fund, but it will also get the short
end of the $20,000,000 bond issue which
Congress has agreed to authorize.
The reclamation act was passed in
1902, and as soon as possible an or
ganization was made under the direc
tion of Secretary of the Interior Hitch
cock and Director Walcott of the Geo
logical Survey. The first work started
was in Nevada and Arizona, and shortly
afterwards, or as soon as the organiza
tion could be perfected, work was ex
tended into the Rocky Mountain states,
projects being commenced in Montana,
(Wyoming, Nebraska, Idaho and Colo
rado. It was not until 1906 that work
in the Pacific states had been an or
ganized that a commencement could be
maae, but about that time work on the
Klamath project was started, and
shortly after, the Umatilla project. A
little later on operations in the Yakima
Valley in Washington commenced. In
iU7 a project In California was also
Owing to the heavy start that dis
tricts other than the Pacific states had
secured, a large part of the available
funds had already been expended by
the- Reclamation Service before a sub
stantial start could be made on work
In the Pacific states. During the past
four or five years operations have more
or less languished owing to shortage
of funds, and the interests of these
states consequently suffered.
In drafting the reclamation act. Con
gress foresaw the possibility of an In
equitable apportionment and provided
some sort of check by a clause in the
act requiring that the greater part of
funds derived from the sale of public
lands in each state should be spent
within that state should there be feas
ible projects. This is only a crude safe-
guard at best, but unquestionably bet
ter than none. The Pacific states offer
the most tempting field for irrigation
development, and it is to be extremely
regretted that development there
should be arrested or delayed and that
the benefits of the reclamation act
should be to a large extent nullified so
far as these states are concerned,
especially considering that they are
very heavy contributors to the fund
Although the Pacific states so far
have received the small end of the deal,
especially Orefeon, it would appear that
the State of Washington has excellent
prospects of having past inequalities
adjusted and an assured future in the
distribution of benefits. The present
outlook is that that state, together with
the Rocky Mountain and Southwestern
states and territories, will In the future
not only maintain the lead already se
cured over their less fortunate sisters,
but will practically absorb all future
benefits to the exclusion of the others.
Oregon has been a notable sufferer in
the past and promises to be the milch
cow of the future. The small propor
tion of the money contributed by this
atate that has thus far been expended
within its borders would be ridiculous
were it not of such serious import
Some facts and figures are presented
in the following table, showingthe re
sults, as nearly as can be approximated,
of the contributions of the various
states ana territories to the reclama
tion fund and the amounts that have
been spent In each up to June 30, 19.10:
Amount Amount
l.ontnouted. P.C. Spent
Arizona $ 490.000 1 $10,400,000
California - a.n'jo.nort a i snn
Colorado 4.1OO.0O0 8 4.30o',00u
Idaho ....... 3.440.000 6
Kansas 635.000 1 .100.000
Montana 4.200.000 8 4,750,000
Nebraska . l.O-'O.Oftrt ' 'j ';nn ,un
Nevada 490.000 1 4!l00-.00O
New Mexico..... 2.460.000 5 1.600.000
North Dakota ... 8.520. OOO 16 1,700 000
Oklahoma 4.G00.OOO 9 70 000
Oregon 7,860.000 15 2.S0O.0OO
South Dakota 3,275.000 6 2.300.000
Texas 0 2 00.000
XTtah 1. 020.000 o 1 urtn AAit
Washington 4.910.OO0 9 4.4K!oOO
Wyoming ........ 2,700.000 5 4.500,000
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mount to a definite programme. This
programme shows how the benefits of
the $20,000,000 bond issue and the distri
bution of the current revenue of the
Reclamation Service will "be made. This
programme of work Involves the expendi
ture of some S6.000,000 during the next
10 or 12 years and, as adjusted between
the several states and territories, ap
pears in the next table as follows:
Stated expenditures.
Arizona 1.-M0.000
California . 1-
ahroado &18$SS
Montana" -
Nebraska ' S'JioJSlS
v.,..,!. .................... 2,IXi.HMJ
5 . s.iv :::::: 790.000
gonDako!a : : : : : : T
sou? .Dakota 0.000
T-tah .1.033.000
Washington 17,5noooo
Wyomlns 7.B00.QW
Totals $53,320,000 $53,320,000
A few states like North Dakota and
Oklahoma have practically no feasible
projects, their lands not being arid, or
through other reasons being unable to
utilize their share of the fund. States'
like Oregon and California are, however,
distintcly arid In character over a great
part of their area and contain some of
the most feasible and promising irriga
tion projects in the United States. They
are from their location and the character
of their soli and population pre-eminently
the states where the fullest development
should be had, and the neglect of their
rich undeveloped territories and the pass
ing by bo great opportunities is a mat
ter that should be corrected at the earli
est date. It will be. seen from the fore
going table that Oregon and California
stand conspicuously at the front, and par
ticularly Oregon, with only one-third of
its contributions to the fund thus far al
lotted to it. Look at Arizona, Idaho,
Nevada and Wyoming, and compare their
heavy absorption of the fund with the in
significant allotments that Oregon has re
ceived .
The committees of the Senate and
House of Representatives having charge
of matters relating to the reclamation of
arid lands have, during the past year,
considered the programme of future work,
and a list of future expenditures has been
drawn up and acquiesced in by these
bodies. Although eta ted. -tt-be -jnerelx -a
. Total 85,002.0OO
This programme provides for completion
of works already commenced and a num
ber of future extensions which are prac
tically new projects.
In this programme it would appear that
California will receive about $3,000,000 in
allotments during this period, and Oregon
about $6,000,000. out of a total distribution
of $se.000.000. The injustice of the past is,
therefore, to be confirmed and the pro
cess continued indefinitely.
Washington has come out pretty well in
the new deal, as apparently it will obtain
some $15,000,000. Idaho will apparently
grab upwards of $18,000,000, and Montana
nearly $14,000,000. Texas, which is abso
lutely a non-contributor to the reclama
tion fund, receives a gratuity of $8,000,000,
and Wyoming another $8,000,000. Oregon,
therefore, again cornea out at the small
end of the deal, the end being so small
that it is almost an insult.
If we assume that contributions to the
Reclamation Fund during future years
will be approximately proportioned as In
the past few years, by states, the $86,000,
000 required for the future programme of
work by the Reclamation Service, to
gether with the money already received
and spent, will be distributed about as
follows :
Est. sum all re- Past and pro
ceipta from 1902 posed exp'dfs
State until comp'ltn. 1902-comp'lfn.
Arizona $ J.349.O00 $ 11.800,000
California 8.774.000 5.07O.0OO
Colorado 10,072.000 9.482. OOO
Idaho 8.040,000 24,487,000
Kansas 1. 455.0O0 OOO.OOO
Montana 11.100.000 18.883,000
Nebrtska ...... . 2.72O.0OO B.400.000
Nevada 1.300. OOO B.282.OO0
New Mexico 6.7.SO.0O0 2.290,000
X Dakota 22.220.000 2,054. OOO
Oklahoma 12.300.000 7U.0OO
Oregon 20.ROO.OOO 7.447,000
s. Dakota 8.270.OO0 3.1H0.00O
n 8.200.000
T'tah - 2.720.000 2.033,000
Washington ... i,8.-4,ouu
Wyomtnic 7.017.O0O 12.400.000
Totalis $130,322,000 $139,322,000
The favored states and territories
r Arizona. Idaho, Montana, Nebraska,
Nevada, Texas, Washington and Wyom
ing, all of these receiving a heavy ex
cess of apportionment from the recla
mation fund over and above what they
have contributed. Their unfortunate
sisters -are California, Oregon, South
Dakota and New Mexico.
The states of Colorado, Kansas and
Utah will hava had a practically
square deal, although not receiving
quite their full share North Dakota'
and Oklahoma, each heavy contributors
to the fund, are not themselves able to
utilize the fund to any appreciable ex
tent on account of their lack of feas
ible projects. Oregon, therefore, with
its prospective deficit of $13,000,000
will be conspicuous among all the
state and territories as the unfortu
nate victim of circumstances.
The total excess allotments that the
fortunate states will have received will
apparently exceed $62,000,000, which,
of course, will be diverted largely from
states like Oregon, which certainly
needs the money to an equal or greater
extent than the others. It is not quite
clear to one unversed in political meth
ods why Oregon should be deprived of
any part of this $13,000,000 provided
from the sale of lands within its 'own
borders. It may be readily granted
that an absolutely rigid apportionment
between states based solely on an exact
proportion of the receipts into the re
clamation fund is both lnfeasible and
undesirable. Some states are more
in need of irrigation than others, and
this should be taken Into account.
Other states, like Nevada and Ari
zona, containing vast extents of arid
lands and excellent opportunity for
irrigation works are very light con
tributors to the fund. It is reasonable
that considerable indulgence should be
shown in such cases, and it so happens
that some of the other states such as
North Dakota and Oklahoma, very
heavy contributors and unable to use
the- money themselves, provide a means
whereby reasonable discrimination can
be shown without inflicting injustice
on others. It is difficult, however, for
a layman to understand why money
should be diverted from developing the
arid territory in Central and Eastern
Oregon in order to build works for irri
gating the Yakima Valley In Washing
ton or the Snake River Valley in Idaho
or the lands in Texas, Wyoming or
Montana. '
The states that have suffered this In
equality to prevail to their own disad
vantage have largely deserved the re
sult, owing to their indifference or
acquiescence in the arrangements that
during the past few months have-been
under consideration. It Is probable
that matters have reached a stage
where it may be too late to secure a
remedy. On the other hand, this may
not be the case, and in any event it is
incumbent on the great states of Ore
gon and California to make an effort
on their own behalf. It should be in
sisted by these states that no future
programme of work that has been un
der consideration or is now being con
sidered Is more than a purely tentative
one and that the Secretary of the In
terior is wholly untrammeled- in future
action in making allotments from the
fund.' It should be clearly placed on
record that the distribution of the
$20,000,000 bond issue and -the' current
revenue of the Reclamation Service is
not tied up or mortgaged in any way
and that each year when the Depart
ment of the Interior fixes the propor
tion for each state its action be based
not on any past entanglements or im
plied obligations, but solely on con
siderations of practicability and justice.
Ibsen's Master Was Youngest Skip
per In Merchant Marine.
Captain Smith, the youthful-appearing
master of the Norwegian steamer Hen
rik Ibsen, which sailed at 2 o'clock
yesterday, tells an amusing ttory of
his experience several years ago at
Victoria, when he was 25 years of age
and commanaed a vessel. He arrived
there after midnight and anchored.
About 2 o'clock a launch came along
side and a brusque, business-like Indi
vidual climbed aboard and, weeing Cap
tain Smith, beardless and quiet of mien,
"Can I see the old man?"
He was informed that it was possible,
and probably did not appreciate the
titter that went around, as the mates,
chief engineer and others were stand
ing on deck.
"Well, Just give him my card and
see if you can fix it for me," persisted
the newcomer, at the sante time pre
senting a pasteboard that advertised
the fact he was in the ship chandlery
"I'm the old man; what can I do for
you!" said ' Smith In a quiet way, and
while the situation was somewhat em
barrassing in being mistaken for the
cabin boy, he says he enjoyed the -discomfiture
of his visitor.
Before joining the Portland and
Asiatic fleet Captain Smith was rated
the youngest "skipper" in Norway, and
at one time commanded the largest
vessel carrying the flag of that coun
try. -
TamhlU Cherries to Enter.
M'MINOTILLE, Or., June 23. (Special.)
Yamhill County cherries, already win
ners of the grand prize at the Salem
Cherry Fair, will be among the exhibits
at the Cherry City next month, a com
mittee having been appointed by the Mc
Minnville, Commercial Club to select and
arrange an exhibit at the forthcoming
Cherry Fair.
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