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THE SUNDAY OREGOXIAX, PORTLAND, MARCH 1, 1914.
Foreign Ships and Coastwise
Carriers of 1913 Break
TOTAL IS 5526 .VESSELS
Another Convincing Feature of Re
port la That Coastwise Tonnage
Last Year Reached 3,529,892
Against 2,307,262 in 1912.
Whatever doubt may have lingered
In the minds of skeptics as to a
material advance in the maritime
prominence of the Cofumbia River Is
Kiven a staggering- blow through statis
tics assembled by the Merchants Ex
change, setting forth that 688 more
vessels passed in and out of the river
in 1913 than was the case in 1912. There
were 381 more foreign ships than for
the preceding period and 307 coastwise
The figures for 1913 credit the coast
wise column with 2558 carriers, and
2968 foreign vessels to enter and leave.
In 1912 there were 2251 coasters and
2587 foreign traders. In the same con
nection an equally convincing feature
of the report is that coastwise ton
nage in 1913 reached 3.529.892, as rep
resented by the fleet, and the foreign
ships had a combined tonnage of 3,
140.051. For 1912 the coast fleet had
a tonnage of 2,307,262 and the foreign
carriers a total of 3,024,795 tons.
Ships flying the British flag came
in larger numbers than before, 179
having been handled on the bar of
490,880 tons. In 1912 the British fleet
was made up of 142 vessels of 368,939
tons. At the same time in 1908 there
were 151 ships of that flag, of 371,689
'tons, to cross the bar, while In 1909 the
number dropped to 69 vessels, In
creased to 166 the following year and
fell to 133 in 1911.
Last year 41 German vessels of 110.
783 tons entered and left the river
. and in 1912 that fleet included 39 car
riers of 94.797 tons. The Norwegian
'fleet In 1913 was made up of 33 ships
of 90,040 tons and in 1912 was 31
ships strong, aggregating 68.286 tons.
I Under the Japanese emblem 26 vessels
were reported last year of 80,209 tons
: nnd in 1912 there were 23 of 65,324
tons. Eight Danish vessels crossed
' the bar in 1913 of 24.032 tons and
four of that flag were moved on the
bar the year before, representing
In the fleet flying the Stars and
'Stripes, mostly sailing in the coast-
'wise trade, were 105 vessels of 79,742
tons against 63 ships in 1912 of 44.118
. tons. Their frequent service accounts
for the large coast fleet reported In
,the bar record.
One fleet showing an appalling de
cline is that of the French who had
.only 12 ships last year to be counted
: on the bar, aggregating '23,138 tons,
and In 1912 there were 28 ships of
55,410 tons. In 1911 there passed in
and out of the river 36 French ships,
in 1909 it was 65 carriers and in 1908
' there were 92 vessels.
As the purpose of the report is to
illustrate the movement of ships on the
bar, different nationalities are credited
with fleets moving in both directions,
.as some arriving near the end of the
year were In port when the final count
1 0-DAY EXEMPTION GRANTED
Cannery Vessels Undergoing Repairs
Will Not Be Taxed.
SEATTLE, Wash., Feb. 28. (Special.)
" By a ruling formulated by the Port
Commission yesterday afternoon, all
cannery vessels undergoing overhaul
ing while their cargoes are being "as
sembled are granted a ten-day exemp
tion from the tolls charged ships lying
at the port's docks while out of com
mission or awaiting cargo. After the
ten days the vessels will be subject to
the same charges as other ships.
The ruling was formulated following
representations by II. W. Roberts, agent
of the Ameriean-Hawafian line, and
AVilliam Stewart, of George T. Myers &
Co., salmon packers, both of whom ap
peared before the Commission. As the
Port Commission from the first has held
the salmon-packing industry entitled
to certain privileges because of the
character of the industry, the ruling
accords with the policy heretofore fol
lowed. Salmon, like wheat, it was pointed
out, is assembled here while awaiting
a buyer. The original tariff adopted
by the Commission allows salmon 30
days free storage as against five dayB
free storage for other merchandise.
LUMBER TRADE IS NORMAL
February Shipments bhow Month
Was Average for Early Season.
February closed as an average period
In lumber shipments, the total export
and domestic movement being 20,771.
970 feet as compared with 21,618,507
feet in February, 1913. The domestic
shipments amounted to 16.378,767 feet
:ind to offshore markets went 4,393,203
feet, valued at $51,094.
The barkentine Amazon led the ex
port column when she cleared Febru
ary 16 for Antofogasta, carrying 1,
222,232 feet, worth $13,992. The Brit
ish steamer Bilbster. cleared Febru
ary 19, had aboard 1,290.000 feet valued
at 815,480, much of her cargo being
made up of lumber taken on at other
places. On the Royal Mall liner Mer
ionethshire, cleared February 20, was
a shipment of 250.700 feet at $2910.
destined for the Orient, and the Grace
liner Santa Cecelia, sailing February
25 for West Coast ports and New York,
carried 1,630.271 feet at $18,712.
CHINA IMPORT FLEET (ROWS
Tup Vessel Taken and St. Theodore
Reehartered for Lumber.
In the charter of the Japanese
steamer Shinkal Maru. the engagement
of one of the "Strath" fleet and the
fixture of the tramp St. Theodore for
a second voyage, the China Import &
TCxport Lumber Company is well along
in the organization of its transporta
tion facilities for the 1914 period.
The next vessel to be headed across
the Pacific with a cargo of Oregon fir
lor those interests will be the British
steamer Messina, which shifts today
from the Emerson Hardwood Com
pany's berth, where she discharged a
cargo of Otaru oak to Inman-Poulsen's
(o begin loading. The St. Theodore,
also with hardwood, is due in the river
March S. and goes to the Emerson
plant, after which she loads for the re
turn. The "Strath" steamer comes In
April and the shinkui Maru in May, the
St. Theodore being scheduled to return
for a June cargo.
No American baking- powder is on sale In
Amsterdam. Nothing of that nature ts found
except whnt Americans would consider very
Inferior substitutes. An explanation ts that
lew families do any baking.
CERJJAL EXPORTS FROM PORTLAND FOR EIGHT MONTHS
OF 1913-14 SEASON. . ,
Cleared, vessel, flas. rig. destination
I Arrac.n. Br. bk., Q.. or P. (Ar...
7 Lord Derby. Br. sa., Tenerltt B.
8 Saxonla, Uer., .... Hongkong ...
Am a. Nor., sa., London .(C)
10 Falls of Ore h jr. Br. ss., Manilla...
24 Harpagus, Br.-ss., Hongkong
26 Marco Polo, Nor. bk.. Dublin
Total for July 358.837 (822,058 6K.300 1277,103
(A) Also 126,727 bushels of barley, value $65,161.
(B) Also 122,556 bushels ot barley, value $79,416.
(C) 93,466 bushels ot barley, value 60.586 .
7 luveresk, Br. bk.. O. or F
9 C. Ferd, Laelsx, Oer. as.. Orient
12 Celtic King, Br. ss., Avonmuth (D
81 Milvertoa. Br. sh.. Q. or F. IE)..
Total for August 127,621 $109,914 41.22T $164,901
(D) 82.910 sacks ot barley, value $48,000.
(E) 115.028 bushels of barley, value 77.295.
Exports tor August. 11)12. S.-0O bushels of wheat and 58.000 barrels ot flour.
6 Vestal!, Br. ss., Manilla 23.382 $ 19.600 T.87T $81,153
13 Claverley. Br. ss.. Limerick
15 Wandsbek, Ger. bk., Q. or F.
15 jean, it. ok, vi. or f . t
20 Brlsgavla, Oer. ss., Manilla
22 Harlow. Br. sa., St. Vincent
24 Earl ot Elgin, Br. as., Cork
25 Den of Ruthven, Br. as., Taku Bar....
29 Bellucla, Br. as., St. Vincent
Total for September
r Also 128.404 bushels of barlay.
Exports for September, 1912. 840,41
flour and 119.8M bushels of barl
1 Coila, Br. as.. St. Vincent (Q)
7 Epsom, Br. sa., St. Vincent. ..
8 Bellorado, Br. ss.. St. Vincent
9 Den of Crombie. Br. sa. Manila....
14 Uckermark. Ger. ss., Manila. ...... .
17 Border Knight. Br. ss., Dalnjr
18 Thielbek, Ger. bk.. Q. or F
18 Harvestehuda. Ger. ah.. 3. or F.....
21 Hudson Maru. Jap. as., Kobe ,
22 Honadnockp Br. ss.. Hongkong
Tots', ior October
G -Also 140.350- bushels of barley
Exports for October. 1812. 1.596,658
and 264,000 bushels of barley.
8 Schurbek, Ger. bk.. Q. or F
7 Blrkdale. Br. bk.. Q. or F
7 Senju Maru. Jap. as., Japan........
12 Westgate. Br. sh. Ipswich H
13 C. Ferd Laelsz, Ger. ss.. Orient
15 Den ot Glamis, Br. ss.. Orient
20 Ernest Legouve. Fr. bk., Q. or F....
25 Galgate, Br. bk.. Q. or F. I
29 Messina, Br. ss., Japan
29 Harpallon, Br. ss.. St. Vincent J....
Total for November
(H) Also 102,381 bushels of barley, value. $68,800.
(I) Also 127.210 bushels of barley, value $82,430.
U) Also 239.342 bushels of barley, value $160,839.
Exports for November. 1912, 642,95 bushels of wheat, 60,675 barrel of flow
and 542.004 bushels of barley.
4 Orotava. Ger. bk. Q or F 13,443 $ 134.092
6 Seejura. Br. sh.. Q. or F. IK) 19.430 13.948
11 Asumusan Maru, Jap. ss., Kobe
13 Werner Vlnnen, Ger. bk., Q. or F. ....
18 Thistlebank. Br. bk., Q. or F. .
18 Hlnemoa. Br. bk.. Q. or F
19 Andalusia, Ger. ss., Manila
22 Philadelphia, Br. sh.. Q. or F
23 Buenaventura, Br. ss., Dunkirk (D...
27 Kassai. Belg. sh., Limerick
29 Cralghall, Br. ss., Hongkong
80 Inverurie, Br. bk.. Q. or F
30 Clyde. Nor. sh., Q. or F
Total for December 1.219.302 $1,030,521 124,190
(K) Also 103.S2S bushels of barley, value $67.2Sf..
(L) Also 112.300 bushels of barley, value $72,770.
Exports for December, 1912, 1,572.068 bushels of wheat, 8000 barrels
and 246,766 bushels of barley.
B Crocodile, Br. bk.. Q. or F
7 Asgerd. Xor. sh. Ipswich (M).
9 Lang-dale. Br. sh. Q. or F
13 Tenpalson Maru. Jap. ss., Kobe
16 Bretagne, Fr. bk. Ipswich (N)
17 Slthonia, Ger. ss. Manila
20 Den of Airlie. Br. ss.. Hong K6ng...
20 Bankoku Maru, Jap. as., Mojl. ......
24 Ellbek, Ger. bk.. Q. or F :
24 Karnak. Ger. ss., London (O).......
29 Chile, Ger. sh. Q. or F
(M) Also 76.043 bushels of barley
(N) Also 114.513 bushels of barley
(O) 223,580 bushels nf barley at
Exports for January. l.i:i. 1.525,759
and 276,433 bushels uf barley.
Kocliejaquelrtn. Kr. bk. Ipswich
6 Le Pilier. Fr. bk. Q. or F
12 Terpsichore. Ger. shp. Q. or F
14 Tiverton. Am. ss. Victoria. B. O
18 Noeml. Kr. bk. Grlmsbj Q)
21 Merionethshire. Br. as. Orient
26 Champigny. Fr. bk. Ipswich (R)
Tot lis for February
,(P) Also 115,723 bushels of barley
(Q) Also 114.810 bushels of barley
(K) Also 14U.913 buanels of barley
Exports for February, 1913, 615,077
and 104,706 bushels of barley.
WATER ROUTING TRIED
SENDING ORANGES BY STEAMER TO
GET THOROUGH TEST.
Poor Ventilation and Too High Temper
atures Blsmed for -lesiilta That
Cause Seattle Men to Slop.
Heavy orange shipments carried to
Puget Sound points Dy eteaniers un
der poor ventilation Is attributed as
responsible for '.he announced deter
mination of dealers in Northern cities
to cease water transportation of South
ern California fruit in favor of rail
routing. Portland brokers aver they
will continue shipping on the "Big
Three" liners to frive the service a
"As I understand it, orange ship
ments to Seattle and Tacoma have not
been given the most desirable locations
aboard ship and there have been high
temperatures as a consequence," said
George W. Powts, who represents the
orange exchange interests here. "Ship
ping to Portland by w'er is yet large
ly an experiment, but officers of the
steamers are doing all possible to pro
vide proper ventilation. In checking
back we find .that the handling of the
fruit, both at San Pedro and Portland,
is satisfactory, great care being exer
cised, and the only trouble has been
"In some instances there has been
shrinkage of 2 to 3 per cent on deliv
ery here and in a few cases It was as
high as 9 to 10 per cent. Portland
dealers usually purchase foothill fruit,
which keeps better, so it should arrive
here in marketable condition. All in
terior jobbing centers are receiving
their, shipments direct by rail."
SEASON" AHEAD OX CEREALS
More Wheat Goes Front Portland and
Less JVorn Puget Sound.
For eight months of the 1913-14
cereal season there have been 295,008
barrels of flour shipped from Portland
in .excess of the same months last sea
eon. The present period leads In wheat,
despite light February shipments, due
to a lack of demand abroad, by 75,952
bushels. To date 1 1.131,754 - bushels of
wheat have been floated and 899,309
barrels of flour.
Shipments last month. including
flour reduced to wheat measure, were
2,688.089 bushels from the Northwest,
bringing the total for the season to
date to 30,011,073 bushels. Puget
Sound has shipped 6,597,935 bushels of
wheat since July 1, a falling off as
compared with last season of 677,803
Xews of Oregon Ports.
ASTORIA, Or... Feb. 28. (Special.)
The power lifeboat Undaunted, which
arrived recently from Yaquina Bay, was
given a trial spin this afternoon. Cap
tain Charles Stuart, of Yaquina Bay;
Captain Wlcklund. of Point Adams, and
a member of the latter crew expect to
leave in the boat tomorrow morning
for Yaquina, If the weather Is favor
able. The French bark Champigny, carry
ing grain for the United Kingdom, was
taken to the lower harbor today and
probably will sail Sunday.
The schooner Carolina, with lumber
for the west coast, will be ready for
COOS BAY, Or.rFeb. 28 (Special.)
' 86, 65
.. 1,245,477 $1,084,760 104.028 $416,681
7 bushels of wheat. 86.175 barrels ot
125.000 $ 103.750
.. 1.294,4721.056,376 81.184 8311.272
bushels of wheat, 67,086 barrels of flour
23.760 $ 85.500
3U.8U1 t Z7.8UZ
166.6HO 131.220 20,200 $ 72.220
........ 46,676 188.705
1.024,388 $886,393 96.271. $376,505
bushels of wheat;
31.294 barrels' of flour
IP) .. 18.695
322,570 $289,560 8208 $33,482
bushels of wheat; 52,375 barrels of .flour
The steamer Breakwater sailed today
The Rainbow, a local craft plying the
South Coos River, broke a crank shaft
yesterday and is on the Kruse & Banks
ways for repairs.
The schooner Adeline Smith, with
lumber for Oakland, sailed today.
E. J. Loney, of Port Orford. en route
home from Portland, announced the
Macleay estate lias promised to rebuild
the Port Orford wharf soon.
The Alliance from Portland arrived
The schooner Hardy sailed today
with a combination cargo of lumber
from the C. A. Smith and Porter mills.
The schooner Elizabeth sailed from
Bandon today, carrying passengers and
lumber for San Francisco.
NEWPORT, Or , Feb. 28. (Special.)
The gasoline schooner Ahwaneda ar
rived in port this afternoon, bringing
86 tons of merchandise from Portland.
The cargo included cement, lime, shin
gles, lath and the biggest single ship
ment of fresh fruit ever brought to
Boatdrill aboard the steamer Rose
City yesterday resulted in a close heat
between the crews of which Chief
Engineer Mooney and First Officer
Dexter were coxswains. The head of
the "black gang" could not get suffi
cient "turns", out of his craft to reach
the O.-W. R. & N., bridge and return
ahead of the chief of the deck force.
Nine gangs of longshoremen engaged
In discharging the Oriental liners Bel
gravia and Glenroy at the North Bank
dock yesterday were said to represent
the largest force assembled in the his
story of the port on bonded cargo.
On her second voyage from Portland
to British Columbia and Pnget Sound
cities the steamer Tiverton got away
from Oak-street dock last night. She
was a few days behind schedule owing
to boiler trouble, but it is hoped to
dispatch her on time hereafter.
Towed by the steamer Ocklahama
the schooner Caroline, lumber laden
for Los Angeles, left the harbor yes
terday. The 'schooner Virginia was
shifted from the plant of the Port
land Lumber Company to that of Ahe
West Side mill. The schooner W. F.
Jewett is to leave - Rainier today in
tow of the Ocklahama.
To start loading outward cargo the
Royal Mall liner Glenroy shifts to
morrow mornig from the North Bank
to Oceanic dock. In the evenig the
Belgravia, of the Hamburg-American
fleet, hauls upstream from the North
Bank to the Crown mill.
Bound for San Francisco with pas
sengers and a lumber cargo the stamer
San Ramon left down from the Port
land mill yesterday. The Bteamer St.
Helens shifted from Inman-Poulsen's
to the Eastern & Western.
At a rate of 65 shillings the Rus
sian bark August has been fixed by
Heatley & Co. for lumber to Cape Town
or Delagoa Bay with the option of
Portland, Grays Harbor or Puget Sound
Captain Charles Stuart, of the
Yaquina Bay lifesaving crew, has as
sumed charge at Astoria of a 36-foot
lifeboat that arrived last week from
the East for his station. The craft Is
driven by a 40-horsepower engine.
Q. W. McNear has chartered the
schooner Resolute to load lumber for
Callao at 47s 6d. with the usual
options for loading at North Pacific
During the fiscal year nearly 82,000 traj.
Ins; permits mere Issued In the National for
ests, and more than 20.000,000 head of do
mestic animals were given advantage of the
privilege. Out of tha vast number of per
mits issued only 144 eases of graslng tres
pass were observed. '
LUMBER RATES GUT
Hamburg-American and Royal
Mail Decrease Charges.
FREIGHT TO ORIENT IS $8
Xew Schedule Announced Lowers
Tariff to Japan $1 on Each
1000 Feet and to Hongkong
and Manila $2.
On bookings after today the Ham-
4burg-American and Royal Mail will
carry lumber from Portland to the
regular ports of call In the Orient
Yokohama, Kobe, Hongkong and Ma
nila at a rate of $8 on each 1000 feet,
providing the material Is not in ex
cess of 12 Inches) in diameter and 40
feet long. The new tariff is a reduc
tion of $1 on Japanese shipments and
$2 on Hongkong and Manila business.
There was a cut of $1 announced
January 22, which went into effect Feb
ruary 1, and there has been a material
decline in charges on that material
since a year ago, as $11 and $12 was
paid at times in 1913. The lack of
sufficient flour, wheat and general car
go to make out full loads for liners,
due to the fact that the Oriental mar
ket Is off. Is taken as largely respon
sible for the shading of rates. Steam
ship operators cling to previous as
sertions that there will be a decrease
In cereal charges, regardless of the
amount of business offered.
On the Royal - Mail liner Glenroy,
now In port, one lot of 1,500,000 feet
of lumber will go to Shanghai and a
few smaller shipments are to be loaded
for other ports. ' The Hamburg-American
liner Belgravia will work about
1.000,000 feet of lumber and both are
to carry flour, grain and general stuff
On new bookings for lumber it is
expected that about 50 cents extra will
be asked on Shanghai consignments,
and on square timbers more than 12
inches in' diameter and 40 feet long $1
more on each 1000 feet probably will
rule. The new tariff likely will lend
impetus to the movement of lumber to
the Orient during the Spring and Sum
OLD BOAT PITER DIES
A. I- JOHVSOJf EDS LOKQ CAREER
Captala J. W. Tranp Telia of Work of
Former O. R. fi. Employe at The
Dallea and Other Place.
BY CAPTAIN J. W. TROUP.
The death of A. L. Johnson at Vic
toria, B. C, February 25. takes away
another of the old Oregonians who
spent the better part of his life in con
nection with steamboatin and steam
shipping; in the Northwest.
Mr. Johnson will be remembered by
old-timers as foreman painter In the
shops and on the boats of the O. R. &
N. Company at The Dalles. Or., in 1881
and 1882 and In 1885 and 188S, and
from that time on to 1894 at Fortland,
where his decorative work on such
boats as "J. T. Potter," "R. R. Thomp
son" and "Harvest Queen" was well
known.-Mr. Johnson was roreman paint
er for-the O. R. & N. Company during
the time when 1 was superintendent
of the water lines and P. Carstens heaa
ship carpenter in fact, throughout
the time of the trouble between the
railway and steamship lines.
Shortly after I left the O. R. & N.
Company and-took up the management
of the Columbia & Kootenay Navigation
Company on Kotenay Lakes, Mr. John
son came to that district and superin
tended the painting of a large fleet or
steamers. Later on, when I took up
the management of the coasting service
for the Canadian Pacific Railway Com
pany at Victoria, Mr. Johnson again
cast his fortune with 'me and moved
to Victoria, where he has been engaged
since. "He had charge of tne painting or
a fine fleet of steamers belonging to
the Canadian Pacific Company, whlcn
Includes all tfie boats of the "Princess"
line. ." 2
DUE TO ARRIVE.
Name. ' From Date.
Rose City J-os Angeles J?p ,
Yucatan , San Diego Mar. l
Breakwater Coos Bay Mar. i
Bear Los Angeles Mar. 3
Alliance Eureka.. Mar T
Beaver I-os Angeles Mar. 8
Roanoke San Diego Mar. b
Name. For Date..
Harvard Coos Bay Mar. 4
Rose City I Los Angeles Mar. f
Yale S. F. toUA Mar. i
Breakwater S. P. to L. A Mar. 8
Yucatan San Francisco. .. -Mar. 4
Multnomah -San Francisco Mar. 4
Bear .I.oa Angeles .Mar. t
Alllanie Eureka Mar.
Roanoke San Diego Mar. 11
Beaver 'Los Angeles Mar. 1 J
EUROPEAN AND ORIENTAL SERVICE.
Name. From Date.
Glenroy London -In port
Belgravia Hamhurg In port
Crown of Toledo. .. Glasgow Mar. 3
Cardiganshire London .Mar. lo
Saxonla Hamburg Mar. 2..
Radnorshire. . . ..London .Apr.
Sudmark Hamburg nr. JO
Den of Ruthven. .. .London -May 15
Hoerde Hamburg -May T.
Glenlochy London June 10
Carnavonshlre London July 1
Name. For Date.
Glenroy....; tendon Mar. 5
Belgravia Hamburg .Mar. . 4
Cardiganshire London Mar. L'3
Faxonla London Mar. 9
Radnorshire Hamburg ..May I
Sudmark Hamburg ..May 4
Den of Ruthven. ...London May as
Hoerde Hamburg -May
Glenlochy London i.June In
Carnarvonshire. ...Londc'i -July 8
Name. For ' Date.
Thos. L. Wand Pkagway Mar. 4
J. B. Stetson. Skagway Mar. lu
Qulnault Bkagway Mar. la
DUE FOR INSPECTION.
Str. Spfelel Rtdgefleld
Str. Lurllne Portland.
Str. Alert A'oqullle
Str. Powers Marshfleld
Htr. Coaullle Conutlle
Str. Dispatch Coquille
. .Astoria. ........
. . Newport
. . Portland
Str. Truant. . . .
Str. Paloma. . .
Gas sch. Delia.
Str. Resolute Jortland.
Str. Alllanoe Portland.
Str. C of VancouverVancouver. .
Str. Diamond O. . . . Portland. . .
Str. Bailey Gatsert. Portland . . .
Str. Cascades Portland...
Ctr. W. S. Mason. , .Portland
Str. Daniel Kern. . . Portland
Str Samson Portland. . .
Str. Gamecock. . . .-.Portland
Str. n. Miller. Astoria
Movements of Vessels.
PORTLAND, Fb. 2S. Sailed Steamer
San Ramon, for San Francisco: steamer
Tiverton, for British Columbia and Puaet
Sound: schooner Caroline, for Los Angeles.
Astoria, Feb. 2. Sailed at 10:U A. M.
Vlved at 0 P. M. Steamer Multnomah, from
San Kranclsco, Fb. 2. Arrived at 7 A.
M. Ptesmer BeaVr. from PortlMml: at -S
A. M.. Steamer Klamath, from San Diego.
Arrived Bteamer Bear, from San Pedro.
Port Ban Luis, Feb. 28. Arrived steamer
Roma, from Portland.
Ban Francisco, Feb. 28. Arrived Steam
ers Beaver, from Astoria; Umatilla. Vic
toria; Kameses tGerman), from Seattle: Del
Norte, from Crescent City; Hyades, Hllo;
Redondo, from Coos Bay; Roanoke, from
Portland. Sailed Steamers Nevadan. for
Salina Crus. via Lob Angeles; Yellowstone.
Klamath, for Portland; Thomas L. Wand,
for Astoria: Avalon. for Willapa; President,
for Seattle; Engineer, for Liverpool via
Sew York. Feb. 28. Arrived Ship Wil
liam P. Frye. from San Francisco.
Rio Janeiro, Feb. 27. Arrived previously
Steamer Buena Ventura, from San .Francisco,
Seattle, Feb. 28. Arrived Steamers Hum
boldt, from Rainier; Senator, from San
Franclaco. Sailed Steamers Admiral Far-rag-ut,
for San Francisco; Spokane, for
Columbia River Bar Report.
NORTH HEAD. Feb. 28. Condition of
the bar at 5 P. M. : Raining, bar rough, wind
southeast. 60 miles.
Tides mt Astoria Sunday.
3:06 A. M 8.2 feetl9:54 A. M 1.2 fet
3:36 P. M 6.7 feeti9:a0 P. M 2.4 feet
Marconi Wireless Reports.
(All position reported at 8 P. M.. Febru
ary 8, unless otherwise designated.)
Cordova, Seattle for Alaska, at Nana. mo.
Spokane, Seattle for Alaska, off Active
Admiral Farragut, Seattle for San Fran
clico, off Race Rock.
Georgian, Salina Cruz for San Diego, 610
miles from San Diego.
City of Sydney, San Francisco for Balboa,
773 miles south of San Francisco.
Yucatan. San Francisco for Portland, 18
miles north Cape Blanco.
Coronado. Grays Harbor for San Francis
co, barbound Inside Grays Harbor.
Columbia. Aberdeen for San Francisco,
barbound Inside Grays Harbor.
Henry T. Scott, with barge Nuuanu in
to a . Seattle for San Pedro, off Yaquina
Richmond. Seattle for Richmond, 610
miles from San Franrlsco.
Chanelor. Portland for Monterey, 72 miles
south of Columbia River.
Multnomah, San Francisco for Portland,
off Columbia River.
Windber, Seattle for Alaskan ports, off
St. James. 12 P. M-. Feb. 27.
"PT.liV OF STEAMER AGNES DIES
Log Rolls. Pltchlus; Young Seaman Into
Water Body Dragged for Has
Not Been Found.
RAINIER, Or., Feb. 28. (Special.)
While attempting to "dog" some logs
which had broken loose, Captain Jack
Pferdner. of the steamer A"gnes, was
drowned in' the Columbia River early
this afternoon. The scene ot the
drowning was near Prescott, three
miles southeast of this place.
Mr. Pferdner was captain of the
steamer Agnes, which bad been tied
up for the past several weeks and he
had taken a position on the steamer
Nestor until his boat was ready for
the river again. He had gone out on
the logs to tie them after they had
broken away and the log on which
he was walking began to roll, pitch
ing him head-first into the Columbia.
When he came up he grabbed the
rolling timber, but it did not give him
a chance to get a good grip. Captarn
James Peck, - of the steamer Nestor,
yelled to him to get near the end of
the log but Tferdner was too exhausted
and he threw up his hands- and sank.
The body was bing drugged for all
afternoon bu until a late hour to
night no trace had been found. The
hatchet he had in his hand at the time
of the accident was found, but no other
clew was secured.
Pferdner was engaged to be married
within, two weeks. Nick Williams,
manager of the Portland Northwestern
League baseball team, is a brother-in-law.
He was 24 years of age. He is
survived also by his mother, who lives
in Hood River.
LINCOLN TAKING HOLD
INDUSTRIAL IXIR WORK IS OW
. C. Marin,. Field-Worker, Returned
From SucccMaful Trip in Company
With Superintendent Goin.
Lincoln County schools are displaying
a keen interest in the industrial club
work now being inaugurated through
out the state by J. A. Churchill, State
Superintendent of Public Instruction.
N. C." Maris, field worker for the ag-'
ricultural extension department of the
State Agricultural College, returned to
Portland last night after t. visit to
various towns and villages in Lincoln
County, and reports that the boys of
that section are eager to share in the
work and to compete for the prizes
that have been awarded for excellence
in various departments of farm activity.
In company with Superintendent
Goip, Mr. Maris visited Newport. Walct
port. Bay View and Toledo. The total
number joining clubs at these places
was 220, or an average of 5i members
each. At Holedo the High School and
grades were in different parts of town
and at the suggestion of Principal
Blough two separate clubs were organ
ized, really making five. clubs with an
average membership of 44 In each.
Public meetings were held at New
port, -Waldport and Toledo. At Wald
port the public meeting was under the
auspices of the local Grange, which is
co-operating in the movement. They
have a live Grange there with 100
UNDERGROUND IS PICTURED
Moving Pictures to Show Construc
tion of Electric Plant.
Moving picture films showing the
construction work on the underground
system of the Northwestern Electric
Comapny in Portland will be the fea
ture of the regular bi-weekly luncheon
of the Electrical League In the blue
room of the Multnomah Hotel at noon
Some of the engineering problems
met and solved in the course of the
construction work will be depicted in
detail. The work done in Poartland by
the Northwestern Electric Company is
the most extensive of its kind ever un
dertaken in the Northwest. Burnett
Goodwin, statesman of the league, will
explain the pictures.
This is the third or the moving pic
ture luncheons of the Electrical League.
At its first luncheon movies of the
Panama Canal and of the big Los An
geles aqueduct were shown. Attend
ance is not limited to members of the
league, all persons interested being in
vited. MISSIONARIES GO BACK
Chinese Government Indemnifies
Those Who lxst Property.
PEKIN. Feb. 28. The American mis
sionaries who for a long time have been
. r Pn.hnu' 'PrfivlncA nt ii k ( w n unahlA
to return to their missions In the in-
terior because of the hostility of the I
brigand Hwang-Liang. hav gone back
to their posts, the government having!
given guarantees for their safety.-
The government, also indemnified the j
missionaries for property destroyed. i
TO CUT DOWN EAT
Louis Bank President
Tells Why Housewife
Has Hard Row.
EFFECT OF BANK ACT TOLD
New Plan Removes Fictitious Basis
of Credit and Will Prevent Pan-'
ics, Says Man Who Sees
Hope for Cattle Industry.
BT WILL WRIGHT.
President National Stock Yards National
ST. LOUIS, Feb. 24. "If meat dad not
cost so much, I could manage house
expenses very nicely."
For several years now this has been
the complaint of the average house
wife, and it has been thoroughly justi
fied because of the fact that the larg
est item in the household budget, and
the item which appears nearly every
day. Is for the purchase of meat sup
plies. Substitutes for meat have been
suggested, and even tried, but to the
average American family it is still
the backbone of diet, together with
eggs, bread and potatoes, particularly
in poorer homes.
I The fact that meat costs more than
It ought to is known by students or
the question to be due:
1. To the actual shortage ot the
supply as opposed to the demand.
Those engaged in the livestock busi
ness have known this for several
Agricultural Department Wakea Up.
Practical knowledge of the business
indicated it, and it was clearly shown
by Government reports, -although the
Department of Agriculture officials
seem Just to have awakened to the
situation, as they have been publish
ing in profound pronunciamentos
within the last month or two.
2. To the fact that we are produc
ing livestock on land which has a
higher valuation than a few years ago,
and with larger incident expense.
3. To duplication and high expense
in the process of distribution.
Now, this question of an adequate
meat food supply at prices . safely
within the limits of the average fam
ily income is naturally one of great
concern to every man and woman.
It is interesting to study what ef
fect the operations of the Federal Re
serve Bank act will have upon this
matter. No act of legislation -within
recent years has attracted so much
general comment as this bill, and,
without question, no act so revolution
ary In its probable effect upon the con
duct of business has been passed in 50
years. The act proposes to accom
plish three principal results:
Credit Syatem to Improve.
1. It removes a fictitious basis of
credit by making impossible the re
depositing of bank reserves.
I. It approaches measurably toward
basing our circulating medium upon
actual business transactions, thus mak
ing it expand and contract in propor
tion to the requirements of commerce.
3. It associates the banking capital
of the country into a Federal Reserve
Bank system in such a manner as to
effectually prevent financial panics.
The law provides that the Federal
Reserve Banks shall discount com
mercial paper, as distinguished from
loans on real estate and speculative
loans, such commercial paper having
not over 90 days to run, and particu
larly provides that notes drawn for
agricultural purposes, or based on live
stock, may be discounted up to six
months' maturity, which is a very
beneficial discrimination in favor of
this' class of paper.
I.lventock Industry Aidrd.
It would seem entirely reasonable to
suppose that the benefits above out
lined will assure to the livestock pro
ducing industry, in connection with all
other business, freedom from the dis
turbing effects of financial panics,
from which . general business suffers
tragically and takes a long time to
recover. It will provide also for such
an expansion of currency In direct
proportion to the amount of good com
mercial paper created as will prevent
the usual stringency during the crop
moving periods with consequent high
rates. Best of all, the banks of the
country, in order to meet the require
ments of the act on paper eligible for
rediscount, will hereafter naturally
prefer paper made by the great pro
ducing and distributing agencies of
the country, and that touches imme
diately the industry of livestock pro
duction. Possibly the average consumer does
not realize that there is an expense
factor, caused by interest on the in
vestment, of approximately 15 per cent
of the value of every 4-year-old beef
marketed. An equable condition of
business, in which we have not the
disturbing element of panics or ab
normal stringencies at crop-moving
periods, will tend to decrease this aver
age interest cost for the production of
Livestock Loana Sound.
But the livestock industry comes
into Its own under the operations of
the Federal reserve act, principally
because the credits necessary in the
conduct of the business have at last
received recognition. Loanable funds,
which have hitherto been absorbed in
questionable high financing or in cor
porate enterprises, undoubtedly wilt be
more largely available to the man dn
the farm and the range, whose
financial standing Is good and who can
make a note well secured by livestock.
Banks will no longer look upon paper
made by cattle feeders as a sort of
wild-cat investment with unknown ele
ments of danger about IL Producing
of beef should in time be recognized as
one of the conservative industries,
fundamentally sound, and its credits as
good bank investments at fair rates,
with the special advantage of being
While It may take some time, it Is
unquestionably true that dependable
credit facilities and stable conditions
for the conduct of the producers' busi
ness will ultimately result in lower
prices to the consumer. The Federal
Reserve Bank act does not Indemnify
against punishment for over expan
sion, or from the results of poor crop
production, yet under normal condi
tions it does contemplate a fair deal
to the great body of producers of our
foodstuffs on the credits required in
th-ir business and the interest paid
thereon. And the housewife wlil profit
WHITMAN WEARS "SPECS'
Xew York District Attorney to Hide
Face IJehind Horn-Bowed Pair.
NEW YORK, Feb. 22.That illusion
of youth created by the round chocks
and big gray eyes of District Attorney
Whitman is to be relegated to a place
among forgotten things, for from now
on he's got to wear glasses.
Not that old age is oraeping he s
just a few jumps the other side) of 40
but the strain under which he has
been almost continuously since he took
his job, four years ago, has effected
his eyee and yesterday, the oculist or
dered him to stop all night work and
to wear spectacles.
So, by the way of doing the thing
thoroughly, from today on, Mr. Whit
man will hide his countenance behind
the biggest pair of horn-bowed specs
SCHOOL SITE SUIT IS VOID
Court Dismisses Action to Re-strain
City From Buying as Intended.
Failure on the part of the plaintiff to
prove the complaint caused Circuit
PJudge Bradshaw to dismiss the suit
brought by C. S. Jackson to restrain
the school board from purchasing sites
for new school buildings. Suit was
brought by Mr. Jackson, who charged
that the echool officials were prepar
ing to purchase property at figures far
in advance of the market price for the
The suit was filed In December and
set up on the calendar that as little de
lay as possible might be caused should
the court hold that the board might
proceed to purchase the property in
volved. WORLD'S END PICTURED
WALLA WALLA MINISTER ASSiKBlS
EVENT WILL SotVN COME.
Cloud Size of Band Will Appear In Eaitt
and Grow Brighter Until Son of
Man la Revealed. He Saya.
WALLA WALLA. Wash., Feb. 2S.
(Special.) "I like to think about this
wonderful event (the second coming of
Christ) and the most glorious thought
of all is that we all can be among the
faithful, and not only that, but we are
facing the hour when we are to see
that event. The eyes, I believe, of most
of this audience will see it. If living,
it will be your privilege to look upon
that great event. It will be your privi
lege and mine to look into the East and
see that cloud about the size of a
man's hand and see it approach nearer
and -nearer toward the earth; and as
It comes nearer it will get brighter and
more glorious and by and by will be
revealed in that cloud the Son of Man,
surrounded by all the angelic uost. His
voice will speak and the dead will lis
ten. It is a wonderful thing to think
Pastor G. B. Thompson, one of the
leading clergymen of the Adventist de
nomination, so pictured the end of the
world at the conference at College
Rev. Mr. Thompson also predicted a
time when every man "who does not
bow down to the commandments of
men and thus relinquish his faithful
ness to the commandments of UoJ il'
be sentenced to death just as ii
with the children of Israel in tne .u
of Mordecai, when a decree went fort-'
to slay them. It will look like deatlt
or surrender to the powers of the
earth, but if we have surrendered abso
lutely to and entirely to God we will
be able to stand firm and at least be
numbered with the sealed company."
Today was "Sunday" at the Adventist
colony and the meeting were well at
tended, there being an entire cessation
ACTOR P0SJESAS TAILOR
Raymond Hitchcock Obtains Audi'
ence With President Wilson.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 22. Among the
visitors received by President Wilson,
recently via Raymond Hitchcock,
comedian. w-ho fell in behind a line of
about 400 tailors, but was spotted by
"Jimmie" Sloan, chief of the Secret
Service squad at the White House, and
detained for a few minutes, the two
men being friends.
"Here, here, here," cautioned Sloan,
as Hitchcock started to follow the tail
ors into the executive offices. "You
may be the glass of fashion, bu't you're
Hitchcock insisted that he was a
tailor, but the Secret Service chief de
murred. After the tailors had passed
out Hitchcock went in and shook hands
with the President and took away an
autographed photograph of the Chief
Executive. Then he thanked Sloan fur
holding him up.
BRIDE YEAR SEEKS DIVORCE
Wife or Halpli Crane, Chicago Mil
PASADENA, Feb. 26. tSpecial.)
"When two people marry and find they
have made a mistake, they should sep
arate. Yes, I .am going to sue for a
Mrs. Leone Morgan Crane, the bride
of less than a year of Ralph Crane,
son of a Chicago millionaire, thus ad
mitted the estrangement which has
puzzled Chicago society.
Mrs. Crane, who is 19, and is spend
ing the Winter here, said:
"The arrangement is mutual between
my husband and myself. I have ample
grounds for a divorce and will make
an application just as soon as I have
established a legal residence.
There will be no scandal. My hus
band and I have had a perfe.t undei
standing. His family is not to blajirc."
LIFE'S SAVINGS STOLEN
Man Jin Route to Italy After 20
Years of licononiy lrthht."tl.
CHICAGO. Feb. 2S. Alfred Marpne, '
years old, with his wife an dchlldm-i,
who was en route to Italy to live the
remainder of his life in peace ajid
plenty, was today robbed of a draft for.
$5500 and 225 in money.
Marone worked for a street-car com
pany in San Francisco for 20 years
and the draft represented his life's sav
ings. VilMnnilVER HENS ACTIVE
One Lays Two Eggs in Day and An
other Produces Double Yolks.
VANCOUVER. Wash... Feb. 28. (Spe
cial.) An Industrious hen. owned by
Wynne Carson, a postoffice clerk of thi
city, made a record yesterday by laying
two eggs in the forenoon. The.-.- is no
mistake about the feat, as the hen was
in a trap nest. Both eggs are perfect
as far as it is possible to observe.
Sergeant William Cooper has a hen
that lays a double-yclked egg almost
every day. These eggs are much larger
than ordinary eggs.
Minister. 8 0, Sued by tiirl Wife.
BALD KNOB. Ark.. Feb. 24. Ellen
May Cash Millard, aged 20 years, ar
rested in Little Rock . a year ago for
parading the streets in male attire, has
filed suit in the Chancery Court at Bald
Knob. Ark., against Rev. A. J. Millard,
aged 80, a retired minister of Little
Kock. for divorce. She charges desertion.