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THE SUNDAY OREGOXIAN. PORTLAND, OCTOBER .?!. 1315.
LUMBER RATES UP
AMERICAN SAILOR LEAVING PUGET SOUND WITH FULL CARGO OF GRAIN EXHIBITS HAS NAME IS
LARGE LETTERS ALONGSIDE OF NATIONAL FLAG.
TEST IS' OMITTED
home portxnext Wednesday. The Seattle
did over fii&o.uoo worth of dredflns in
The steamship Kllburn. steamer Adeline
Smith and steam sotiooner Hardy are due
on Cooa Bay Monday.
ASTORIA. Or.. Oct, SO. (Special.) Com
pleting; her carso of lumber at Knappton.
the steam schooner Daisy sailed tor San
Having- completed her cargo of lumber
at Kalnier. the steam schooner Klamath
sailed for San Pedro. .
Carrying a capacity load of freight and
a fair list of passengers, the steamer North
sin Pacific sailed for San Francisco.
The Japanese steamer Hankoko Maru ar
rived after an uneventful run from Adelaide
Australia, and is under charter to Balfour.
Guthria t Co., to load at Portland (or the
PAPER IS SHIPPED
Demand for Tonnage Causes
Advance of 50 Cents.
.Qualified Sailors - Need Nat
' Take Examination.
British Steamer Queen Maud
Leaves for Australia.
SAILERS NOT AVAILABLE
'deck service suffices
CARGO IS FIRST TO GC
War Conditions Have Taken Many
Vessels From Regular Coastwise
Trade, Representing Capacity
of 50,000,000 Feet.
Following the announcement last
week that Coast lumber rates had
automatically gone up 50 centa thou
sand feet, millnien wanting: space being
responsible largely in bidding; for ton
nage, there has been speculation as to
"what has become of the tonnage in
service during the past few months. A
year ago, when the nrst flurry passed
in this country after the European-war
started, the larger vessels found a
ready market in being chartered to
take the place of many sent across the
Atlantic with supplies. SiAce then
almost any kind of a steamer has
been taken, which could nil the bill.
There is not a schooner or barkentine
in the coastwise lumber trade at this
time, though in 'former years during
normal business, a number of them
traded between Grays Harbor, the Co
lumbia River and California. Statistics
have been compiled showing that the
vessels lost to the regular coastwise
lumber trade represented a total carry
ing capacity of 50,000.000 feet each trip.
Rates are 13.50 a thousand feet to San
Francisco from northern ports and $4
to points south of there. It Is thought
in soma quarters that the tendency of
rates is to go higher during the next
month. A year ago there had been
little effect on the Pacific Coast be
cause of the war, which began li Au
gust, and 13,482,051 feet were shipped
to California, while for the month end
ing yesterday 11,125,000 feet were
started for the South.
The following list of steamers in
dicates their present occupation, though
all were formerly in the regular Coast;
Henry T. Scott ,
Edgar K. Vance
George W. Fenwick
O. M. Clark
Vm. Chatham t
Olson & Mahony . .......
John A. Hooper
Siskiyou .' ju,
ASTORIA SERVICE INCREASED
Harkins Line to Operate Undine and
Lurline, Withdrawing; Georglana.
There will be a steamer from Port
land to Astoria each morning during
the Winter season in the Harkins
Transportation Company's line and a
steamer will depart from Astoria for
Portland every evening but Sunday at
7 o'clock. The steamer Undine goes
Into permanent service Tuesday on the
daily run and the steamer Lurline. now J
on inui route, m iu senvc n i r omtuaj,
Tuesday and Thursoay at 7 A. M.,
leaving Astoria Mot-day, Wednesday
and Friday at 10 A. M. The steamer
Georgiana. which has operated since
the opening of the Summer season on a
daily round-trip schedule, makes her
last run today and will be laid up for
Captain L. P. Hosford. manager of
the Harkins fleet, made the announce
ment yesterday of the change which,
with the O.-W. R. & N. service, will
give the lower river the best Winter
schedule in Its history. The time of
the Undine from Portland will be 7:46
o'clock in the morning and she will
handle express, freight and passengers.
The Lurline is to take care of heavy
shipments and passengers as well, and
her leaving time from Astoria is fixed
at 10 o'clock, so as not to interfere
with the steamer Harvest Queen, of
the O.-W. R. & N. line, which starts
up the river at 7 o'clock. The Queen
leaves here rt 8 o'clock at night, ex
CLAIM FOR RESCUE DENOUNCED
Master of Judith Says Port's Charge
Will Not Be Paid.
ASTORIA. Or.. Oct. 30. (Special.)
The crippled Peruvian bark Judith Is
still lying in the stream and is leaking
at the rate of two inches an hour, but
the pumps keep her clear without dif
Captain Bardl says the vessel must
be taken to the wharf to discharge her
cargo before repairs can be made, but
he is communicating with the owners
tn Peru and will take no further ac
tion until he receives word from them.
The barkentine will probably not be
docked before Monday.
The salvage claim of the Port of
Portland in the sum of 83000 for rescu
ing the Judith and towing her into
oort has been submitted, but Captain
Bardl says it is exorbitant and he will
not pay It. Another thing that bids
fair to add to the complications is the
Teport that the barkentine Is Insured
only against a total loss, while the
cargo is insured against damage.
COLOMBIA'S REPAIRS START
Damaged Steamer to Be Ready for
Carsro In About Four Days.
t n .-.tor in Iho river, the cr&uir e I
reading- only nine-tenths above Kro
yesterday, which is an unusually "thin
stase. prevented the steamer Columbia.
damaged Friday morning in a collision
with the tug Daniel Kern, towinsr
three rock bargres. from being: lifted
on the OreRon drydock until early this
morning;, advantage being: taken at the
tide. A contract or repairing: the ves
sel was yesterday awarded to the
Willamette Iron & Steel Works by V.
A. Ballin. representing; the owners, and
It is to be carried out on day-work
basis. It is estimated that the vessel
will be ready for carpo in four days.
Captain C. J3. Alleut mas tec of the
Being bound for Sweden the American bark EIrigo, which sailed from Fuget Bound Monday, had her name and
the Btars and Stripes painted on both sides amidships, as notice to enthusiatic skippers of submarines that she be
longs to a neutral country. The Dirigo is sailing in the G. W. McNear flee t and is one of a few Yankee square
riggers that have been included in th e Northwest grain fleet since the ou tbreak of the European war. '
Columbia, and Captain A. R. Pearson,
who piloted her from Astoria to Port
land, filed reports yesterday with
TJnited States Inspectors Edwards and
Fuller covering -the accident, and the
officials fixed 9 o'clock tomorrow
morning as the time of the Investiga
tion. No additional damage was found
yesterday over that reported Friday
night after an examination by Mr.
Ballin. A force of men began work
Sold to Alaska Steamship Company
WiI1 lay up for the winter
Will lay up for the Winter
Chartered for various trading
, Foreign trading
A . Foreign trading
Atlantic Coast or foreign trading
Atlantic Coast or foreign trading
Atlantic Coast or foreign trading
Atlantic Coast or foreign trading
..... .Atlantic Coast nr forpiirn tmainir
Atlantic Coast or foreign trading
- Foreign trading
' ..Atlantic Coast
yesterday removing the plates that aro
to oe replaced.
ECHO IS READY TO DEPART
Hugh IXogan, Towed by McCraken,
Gets Under Way for Shanghai. '
Longshoremen yesterday finished
stowing lumber aboard the barkentine
Echo for Melbourne, and she may get
away tomorrow. rne vessel sails Ik
the service of the American Trading
Company. While higher rates -have
oeen paid, since her engagement- 90
shillings promise to net her owners
dividends. The schooner
Hugh Hogan left down vesterdav !n
tow of the tug John McCracken. Her
destination is Shanghai.
j-.umDer exports for October were
8,559.149 feet, valued at $78,030. and
li.uu.uuo feet went coastwise. Lum
ber exports last October were 9,620,000
reel, valued at Tios.zzo. The coast fleet
carried 13.482.0al feet that month.
Northern Pacific to Leave Run Ten
Iays for Overhauling.
On the sailing: of the steamer North
ern Pacific for San Francisco yesterUay
it was driven out that she would be
taken out of service for cleaning: and
painting: November 10 and that she
will resume her run November 20. Th
Great Northern will " maintain . the
schedule until the date of beginning
the Honolulu service. The Northern
Pacific had 1500 tons of cargo aboard
and left some on the Flavel dock yes
terday. The Great Northern, due today ,hai
238 passengers and 235 tons of freight.
There are aboard about 150 tons of mer
chandise, some of which Is Christmas
goods for merchants in Portland and
other Northwest cities.
REPAIRS TO DAMAGED WEST COAST VESSEL HELD IN ABEY
ANCE PENDING FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS FROM OWNERS.
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PERITIAS BARKENTINE JUDITH LT1XU AT ASTORIA.
Captain - Bardi, of the Peruvian barkentine Judith, towed Into As
toria Wednesday in a waterlogged condition following; an all-nigrht
battle by the tug: Wallula to hold on to the ship, has countermanded
an order to shift the vessel from the stream to a dock to discharge
her deck cargo as a means of facilitating: repairs. It is supposed the
delay in gjettlng: the "vessel ready for sea hing;es on an understanding:
between tha owners of the Judith and those of the lumber cargo.
HARBOR NEEDS STATED
OLYHPIA CHAMBER SUBMITS DATA
TO GOVERNMENT ENGINEER.
gnoO.OOO Sought From Congress
Deepening and Widening Channels
to Accommodate Bis; Shlpa,
OL.YMP1A. Wash, Oct. 30 (Special.)
Voluminous data to show the need
of appropriations by Congress at the
coming session, of - 8500000 for the im
provement of OlyropLa harbor, have
been, prepared by the Olympia Cham
ber of Commerce and forwarded to
Colonel J. B. Cavanaugh, United States
Engineer, who has been detailed to re
port upon the feasibility of the project.
The improvement desired is the deep
ening of the main channel to accom
modate deep water vessels of 30 feet
draft, the v.idening of the channel to
1000 feet und the deepening of the
south channel to accommodate off
JJata. gatnerea oy tne (.narooer
shows that within a territory bounded
by a line drawn from Oakvllle, 24
miles west of Olympia; Meskill, 43
miles southwest; Napavine, 37 miles
south, and Dupont, 17 miles north,
lumber from inland mills can be han
dled to better advantage through Olym
pia than through Willapa Harbor,
Grays Harbor, or any Columbia River
or other Puget Sound port. Statistics
showing the growth of the capital in
the fast 10 years and Its potential
commercial importance also are in
cluded. P. H. Carlyon, State Senator, repre
senting the O.-W. R. & N., which is
completing its line into Olympia, has
written a letter stating that hiB
clients will build a 600-foot double
track dock, with ample storage fa
cilities, if the projected harbor im
provement work is done.
Hbtlce to Mariners.
Latest of the Bureau of Lighthouses
publications contain the following in
formation bearing on changes in aids
to navigation in the Seventeenth Light
Columbia River entrance Columbia
Bar Dredging Range Lights discontin
ued, October 12. Formerly maintained
by the U. S. engineers.
Juan de Fuca Strait Neah Bay Gas
and Whistling Buoy, 2. Characteristic
of light changed, October 16, to flash
ing red every 3 seconds, flash 0.8 sec
ond duration, of 120 candlepower.
Without other change.
San Francisco advices quote John Kosslter.
manager of W. R. Grace & Co., who ns
..h f-nm .w York, as saying m
the Mimnanv h purchased the
xTair f it oncatea in the Central ana
South American tsrvlc.
What is said to be the first yellow pine
log raft towed hern arrived Friday night
from Hamilton Creek, opposite "Warrenton,
in tow of one of the Shaver ateamerc. It
contains 100,000 feet and was gotten out by
the J. K. LoKKing Company. Oregon lir is
commonly referred to as Oregon pine.
Superintendent Hoadley. of the Seven
teenth Lighthouse District. haa returned
from an Inspection yip up the Columbia
as far as Crusher, where he passed on navi
gation aids in place and arranged to estao
lish others. During this week old structures
and lights will be overhauled and new ones
placed. , .
To complete their cargoes with lumber
the steamers Daisy Gadsby and Shasta went
to Westport vesterday. The Wapama sailed
for California with a number of passengers
and full cargo. '
It the Norwegian bark Musselcrag reaches
here from Valparaiso in March she receives
a rate of 92s Cd, and April loading is to
net her 90 shillings. The vessel was char
tered Friday by Strauss & "Co. She is on
the way fron Leith for the West Coast
News from the Canal zone is to the effect
that the British steamers Volga and Snow.
donian. wheat laden from Portland, got un
der way trora Balboa for the United King
dom Friday by way of -the Straits of Ml-
Brlnglng 830 tons of carpo. most of which
Is merchandise, the Parr-McGormlek steam
er Celilo is due today.
A. B John, who was here looking after
the dispatch of the British steamer Queen
Maud In the interests of James Wardle &
Co., left last nisht with Mrs. John aboard
the vessel for Australia,
On her way to therWest roaet from
Portland the steamer Melville Dollar ar
rived at San Francisco at 6 o'clock yester
DUE TO ARRIVB.
Santa Clara. ...
V A K-llburn . .
..Los Angeles. ... ..In port
, ta Franclioo. ... Oct 81
. . San Francisco. ... Oct.
, . Ban Diego. ...... .Oct.
..fito Francisco. ... Nov.
Northern Fadflo. . .Sen FrsaclKo
Hose City. o.oi Angelas. .
Oeo W. JClder. .... -8an Diego. ...... .Nov. f
Bear. -. - .Los Angeles. .... .Nov. 8
DUB TO DEPAHT.
Kama. For Data
Wapama ....Ban Diego ...Oct. S
bania Clara. ...... .San Francisco. ... Oct. 81
Multnomah. ...... .Ban Diego. ..... Nov. 1
1:.-.., Knhrn San Francisco. ... Nov. 1
Beaver .los Angelee Nov.
F. A. Kllburn. ... ..San Franeuoo. ,. . Nov.
Roanoke. ...... Ean Diego. ...... ..Nov.
Northern Pacific. ..&an Francisco. ...Nov.
Rom City J.os Angelas Nov.
Ceo. W. Elder fan Diego Nov.
Bear. .Los Angeles. .... .Nov.
j. B. Stetson Ban Diego ...Nov.
Klamath San Diego Nov.
SVI TO ARB1VC
Kama. From Data.
Santa Cecelia. New York Deo. 6
r .riw inr uml 11
New York. ...... -Dec.
.Nfaw York reb.
DUB TO DEP1BT,
Santa. Cecelia. New York.
loaan . .. ...... ...New York. . .
.. Dee. Itii
Pan a man. Joew York
Kentucklan New York. Fo.
Movements of Vessels.
PORTLAND, Oct. 30. Arrived Steamers
W. F. H err in, from Monterey ; J apanese
steamer Hokoku Maru. from Adelaide.
Sailed Steamers Wapama, for San Pedro
via San Francisco; Shasta, tor San Pedro
via Westport; Daisy Gads b v. for San Fran
cisco via Westport; Stanley Dollar, for Val
paraiso ; British steamer Queen Maud, for
Sydney; Schooner Hugh Hogan. for Shang-
i; steamer W. F. llerrln, tor San Fran
Astoria. Oct. 30. Arrived at 1:30 and left
up at 10. A. M. Japanese steamer Hokoku
Maru. from Adelaide. Sailed at '2:15 P. M.
fateamer Northern Pacific, for San Francisco.
san Francisco. Oct. ao. sailed at 3 A. M,
Steamer Santa Malca. for Columbia River.
Arrived at 0 A. M. Steamer Melville Dol
lai from Portland for West Coast. Sailed
A. M. Steamer losemite. for Portland
Arrived at 8 A. M. Steamer Geo. W. Elder.
from Portland for San Diego via way ports.
Arrived Steamer Doris. from Portland.
sailed at 11 A. M. Steamer Great Northern,
for Flavel. Sailed at noon Steamer F. A.
Kllburn, for Portland via way ports. Oct.
29. Sailed at 10:80 P. M. Steamer Johan
Pouisen, for Portland.
Coos Bay. Oct. 30. Sailed at 7 A. M.
Steamer Santa Clara, from San Francisco
ana fcurexa ror Portland.
Arica, Oot. 29. Arrived Steamer TMrar
n. unce, irora rornana via way ports.
Balboa. Oct. 29. Sailed Rrttlsh tonrrMrB
Pnowdonian and Volga, from Portland for
unitea ivingaom via Magellan.
toeattie. oci. su. Arrived stmr Tt
from San Francisco : Prince Ruoert. Brit
ish, from Prince Rupert. Sailed Steamers
Admiral Schley, for San Francisco; Prince
Rupert, British, for Prince Rupert.
san Francisco. Oct. 30 Arriv.rf Rtims-a
Panama Mum. Jnpanese from Honekona:
Melville Dollar. from Astoria.: Clnn W
Elder, from Portland; Doris, from Columbia
River; Lyman Stewart, from Port Angeles.
Sailed Steamers Great Northern. Santa
M on Ira. for Astoria China, for h -n c v nn m
President, for Seattle: San Jacinto fnr r.r.v.
.Harbor; Yosemlte. F. A. Kllburn. for Port
Marconi Wireless Reports.
All noftitinns remtrtrd m.t ft P. M. 0nKi
30. unlcrtH otherwises rieH.imn.ted.
St. Helens. Caleda Bueanoa for San Fran
cisco, 677 miles south of San Francisco.
Newport. San Francisco for Balboa. 1S73
miles south -of San Francisco.
Northland. San Pedro for San Francisco.
20 miles west of San Pedro.
Speedwell, San Francisco for San Pedro.
258 miles south of San Francisco.
Queen. San Francisco for San Pedro, five
miles west of Point Firm in.
Honolulu. San Pedro for Charleston. S C. .
1810 miles south of San Pedro.
Rose City. San Pedro for San Francisco,
la niiles e-ist of Point Conception.
Porter, Point Wells for San Francisco. 686
miles north of San Francisco.
Atlas, towing bars-a 91, Richmond for Port
land, 20 miles north Yaquina Head.
;ania Liara. loos sav for fortlana. 40
miles south of Columbia River.
Ceulo. San Francisco for Portland. 25
miles south of Columbia River.
Roanoke. San Francisco for Portland. 147
miles south of Columbia River.
Graco Dollar. San Francisco for Tacoma,
50r miles north of San Francisco.
Klamath, Portland for San Francisco, 10
miles south of Yaquina Head.
C'hanslor. Monterey for Everett. 627 miles
north of Monterey.
Lurline. Honolulu for San Francisco, 113!$
miles out October I'D.
El Peg-undo. Richmond for Kahului, 1288
miles frjm Richmor.d. October 29.
Manoa, S.in Frsncisco for Honolulu, 915
mile out. October 29. 1
Hyades, Seattle for Honolulu, 876 miles
from Cape Flattery. October Ji.
Buck. Honolulu for Seattle, 931 miles from
Honolulu. October 29.
Pesouielra. Seattle for Honolulu, 33 miles
from Cape Flattery, October 29.
Kllburn. San Francisco for Eureka, t5
miles north of Point Reyes.
Aroline, San Pedro for San Francisco, off
Yosemit. San Francisco for Portland off
President, -San Francisco for Seattle, 45
miles north of Point Reyes.
Bear. Portland for San Francisco, 87
miles north of Point Arena.
Great Northern, San Francisco for Flavel,
elcht miles north of Blunt's Reef
Adeline Smith, San Francisco for Coos
Bav. five miles north of San Francisco.
China. Ran Francisco for Orient, 42 miles
from San Francisco
Drake. Richmond for Seattle, 360 miles
Governor from Victoria off Cape Blanco.
Tide at Astoria Sua day.
7:2S A. M 6.3 fea10:S6 A. M 1.2 feet
6.2$ P. M.....C7 lee til: 00 P.' M..I- .4,2, feet
Local Inspectors Receive Instruc
tions From Washington Which
Modify Interpretation Placed
TTpon Seaman's Taw.
As November 4 approaches, tha date
fixed for the new seamen's law to ap
ply to American vessels, official Wash
ington appears to be discarding- many
of the restrictions originally woven
about the measure, some of which
promised to tie Government steamboat
inspectors in their offices for many
moons in trying: to straigrhten out en
The most recent verdict from In
spector-General Uhler, of the United
States Steamboat Inspection Service,
reaching; Inspectors Edwards and Ful
ler yesterday, is that men who have
had three years' experience on the
Great Lakes or at sea, are not required
to undergo a practical examination In
the work of a sailor, such as boxing:
the compass, splicing:, lowering; and i
pulling a boat, and such things.
There were about TO men here ready
to undergo the new ordeal, all having
made format application for examina
tion, but only one who has applied ad
mits less than three years' service, he
having- been before the mast 12 months,
so examinations that were to have
taken place at 10 o'clock tomorrow
aboard the cruiser Boston have been
given up and the Ion applicant will
be sent through his paces later.
Another telegram reaching here yes
terday, received by Collector of Cus
toms Burke from the Department of
Commerce, eliminates tha language test
in certain cases, the message reading
"No examination under language test
is required by section 13 of the sea
men's act or by the department regu
lations if the Collector of Customs is
satisfied upon statement of master or
otherwise that his crew fulfills requires
ments of section 13. It is sufficient if
the collector thinks a muster is neces
sary or is required to have one made
on complaint. Then department cir
cular 265 must be followed, it being
specially noted that obedience to orders
given by their officers In usual line of
duty Is the test required. ,
Shipping men are waiting the out
come of the enforcement of the law as
to equipment to be carried on vessela
Notice has been given that the pro
visions will -be enforced to the letter,
and marine men declare that in some
cases it will mean steamers will be
virtually smotherec. wi.h lifeboats and
must ca-'ry much 'more boatage than
will be required, as they are equipped
at present on a basis of 10 cubic feet of
boatage for each person carried.
Xewa From Oregon Ports.
COOS BAT. Or.. Oct. 30. (SDeclal.l
The steamship Santa Clara due to sail for
Portland last nleht at 8, left .port today
at A H
The crredg-e iattie. beiongrtna to the
Puiet Sound Bridge & Dredge Comnanv.
is being- prepared for being towed to her
MARSHFIELD WOMAN USES CAMERA FOR RECORD OF STEAMSHIP
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MARSHFIELD, Or., Oct. 30. (Special.) A Marshfield woman. Mrs. P. J.
Cattrall. wife of Chief Engineer Cactr all, of the new steamer William O'Brien,
accompanied the vessel, which had d elivered an Eastern cargo at Puget
Sound and returned through the Cana 1 with Puget Sound lumber one week
before the enormous Gold Hill slide 1 n September, which blocked the water
way. On the journey through the Can al, Mrs. Cattrall worked her camera
incessantly, and obtained many fine v lews of the Canal and adjoining places
of interest, which she forwarded to Mar shfield with stories of her experiences.
Mrs. Catrall will make her home i n Florida for the Winter, since her
husband will be engaged between the F lorida coast and New York City on the
steamer O'Brien, which belongs to i fruit firm owning & large line of steam
ships. In writing home Mrs. Cattral 1 said the crew of the William O'Brien
felt they had been very fortunate to r each the Canal before the slide, as the
congestion, even when the waterway Is again opened, will prevail for several
weeks, as it Is estimated there will b e more than 300 vessels waiting to be
locked through, when the dredgers ha v the way. cleared. ,
STEAMER CHINA SAILS
American-Chinese to Compete at
Sea With Japanese.
OREGOMAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington, Oct. 30. The Japanese are not
to have a monopoly of trans-Pacific
shipping, according to the Department
of Commerce, but soon will meet active
Chinese competition. Recent reports to
the Department of Commerce Indicated
that the Japanese, being virtually in
control, intended to operate their ocean
liners primarily for the benefit of Jap
anese trade, and that it was their pur
pose, when more freight was offered
than could be handled, to give first
preference to goods shipped from or to
Japan, leaving behind Chinese and oth
er Oriental shipments. The announce
ment of tha formation of a new Chin
ese company, as made by the Depart
ment of Commerce, says:
The China Mall Steamship Company, fi
nanced wholly by Chineae in the United
States, haa beea organised on the Pacific
Coast, for traffio between San Francisco and
China. A telegram from Commercial Agent
E. G. Babbitt, at San Francisco, to the
Bureau of Foreign and Domeatio Commerce,
announces that the former Pacifio Mail lin
er China, which has been secured by toe
new company, will Inaugurate tha service
with a sailing today.
Mr. Babbitt reports that the capital of
the China Mail Steamship Company la '-'.-100.000.
Besides acquiring the China the
company is said to hold options on other
steamships. Mr. Look Tin Ell. president of
the Canton Bank of San Francisco, has been
active In the negotiations that preceded the
formation of the China Mall Company. The
original plan called for the ca-operatlon of
Chinese cn both aides of the ocean. San
Francisco Chinese, however, have intimated
that they preferred to have the project
financed in this country.
Columbia River Bar Report.
NORTH HEAD. Oct. 3a Condition of the
bar at sS P. M.; Sea rough; wind southeast
TRAIN BUCKLES INTO CREEK
Eleven Empty Freight Cars Plunge
From Tacoma -Aberdeen 'Flyer.
ABERDEEN. Wash.. Oct. 30. (Spe
cial.) Eleven empty cars attached to
the Milwaukee fast freight from Ta
coma to Aberdeen plunged Into De
lezene Creek, near Saginaw, 2e miles
east of here, at 5 o'clock this morning
and now lie there In a mass of wreck
age 20 feet high. . Traffic will be in
convenienced for probably two days,
and meanwhile passengers are being
transferred around the wreckage.
Freight trains of the O.-W. R. & N.
road and the Milwaukee road are com
ing part of the way into Grays Harbor
on the Northern Pacific tracks. A
brake-beam is believed to have knocked
one freight car's trucks off the track
and when this car struck the bridge
the cars Jackknifed and plunged Into
the ravine, carrying tha bridge with
them. No one waa injured as far as
Western river banks are protected
from erosion by mattresses of willows
held down by weights of stone.
Belief Is Held That Regular Sf-r-ice
Has Besun Portland Cerxnl
Trade tor October Ieads '
Sound by 147,398 Bushels.
With the nrst lot of paper that may
be included anions the regular exports
from Portland for Australia, the Brit
ish steamer Queen Maud, sailing in the
service of James 'Wardle & Co., of Mel
bourne, srot away last night with cargo
for Sydney and Melbourne. Paper
freight alone, amounting to 1650 tons,
was valued at $74,260, and other ship
ments Increased the valuation to
In the way of lumber the vessel took
cargo measuring SI. 000 feet, valued at
910. with 1120 bundles of shingles at
$490 and two crates f doors appraised
at $10, completed the lumber list. In
addition-there were 640 cases of salmon.
listed at 13840. There are two other
steamers listed from Australia for San
Francisco in the same service, but it
haa not been determined whether they
will make Portland. The Queen Maud
had considerable cargo that was taken
on at Stn Francisco, and it is assumed
In some quarters that she may be the
leader of a fairly regular service.
Other I a tr rears Look: la.
There are other interests looking to
the Portland field as a desirable con
nection with an Australian line, and
if that la determined on the first vessel
is to be here early next year.
Another steamer entered the river
yesterday, the Japanea tramp Hokoko
Maru. which hails from Adelaide and is
under engagement to Balfour. Outhrle
& Co. to load cereal for the United
Kingdom. She is of 3124 tons net regis
ter, and on reporting here last night
ended a long voyage, which began at
New York June 29. She steamed by
way of St. Vincent and Port Natal to
Fremantle and Adelaide.
The departure of the Norwegian ship
Xordsee yesterday for London, loaded
with wheat, and the steamer Stanley
Dollar getting away for South Amer
ica with wheat and fiuor cleaned up
cereal tonnage for the month, which
olosed with a total wheat movement to
foreign and domestic ports of 1.533.598
buahels, a falling off as compared with
2.267.063 bushels handled for the same
month last year. The principal dif
ference was in the European exports,
836.611 bushels being dispatched, while
last October the total was 1,462,260
Canal Delays Shlpa.
The failure to make a better showing
was due to the closing of the Panama
Canal, as there is considerable tonnage
on the way around that would have
loaded here during the month. There
was a slight decrease in South African
and In the California deliveries. For
the season Portland has floated 4,770,347
bushels, and for the same period last
year the showing was 4.706.737 bushels.
Flour shipments for the month to all
ports were 87,695 barrels, and for the
corresponding month last year were
87,784 barrels. So far this season 302.
033 barrels have been dispatched, and
last October there had been 256,837
Puget Soured wheat shipments were
803,977 bushels, and a year ago were
1.704.047 bushels. For the season that
district has floated 2.632.460 bushels,
and the first four months of the pre
ceding season was credited with 3,593.
634 bushels. Flour cleared on Puget
Sound reached 221,744 barrels, a gain
over last October, when 221.392 were
loaded. Wheat and flour shipments for
the Northwest for October, flour re
duced to wheat measure, aggregated
3.749.048 bushels, of which Portland
shipped 1,048,223 bushels, leading Puget
Sound by 147,398 bushels.
DAILY METEOROLOGICAL REPORT.
PORTLAND Oct. 30. Maximum tempera
ture 57 degrees; minimum 48 degrees. River
reading S A. M-, 0.8 foot: chance in last 24
hours, 0.3 toot fall Total rainfall (5 P. M.
to 5 P. M.). .09 Inch: total rainfall since
September 1. 8.47 Inches: normal rainfall
since September 1. 3.37 Inches: deficiency of
rainfall since September-1, i.fto inches. Total
sunshine. 30 minutes; poestble sunhina, lo
hours 12 minutes. Barometer (reduced to
aea level). 5 P. M.. 3U.04 Inches.
60 0. 00t. .INW Cloudy
6S 0.0'i'U W 'Pt. cloudy
-JS 0.1O NWiCloudy
f.- 0.00 14IS (Clear
7.; o.oo;. .lis ciourty
T o.Ott;. .is pt. ciouay
" 0.0014 NE Iciear
,V o.uol. .JNW'Clear
54 0.00 . JPE Clear
f oo.oo IS W pt. cloudy
S.0.00 018 Clear
7 0.00,. .ISW (Clear
fi'l O.OTf . . SW 'Coiudv
CS 0.00' . . 'N Pt cloudy
70 0.002?.S 'Pt. cloud
4S 0.04 '.'4 NW PL cloudy
0.00'. .IN JCIear
iV4 0.00 4fl NW Clear
54 0.18 MifSE 'Rain
Des Moinen . . .
I..OS An seles . . .
New Orleans . .
New Y iirk
North Head . .
North Yakima .
Sacramento . .-
an Francisco .
Walla Walla . .
60 O.OKI. .(SW Cloudy
57 O.ort, . .;s Cloudy
O.Oo! . . S Cloudy
70 0.00'. .!S Clear
70 0.00 . .NW Clear
62 O .00 14 W Clear
iW ClOiirSS Rain
! 5O0.00I. .IW Cloudy
I 54 0.0S1 . .IS Rain
52 0.7-J i0 E Rain
' 3t 0.0o!..;PW Cloudy
6-JO.Oti'. . INW Clear
...f 5S0.0O 14iE !Pt. cloudy
A storm of considerable energy fs ap
proaching; Vancouver la and and southeast
warnings for same were ordered at the
mouth of the Columbia River at 2:30 P. M.
and extended to the remaining seaports in
Western Washington at a:o0 P. M. Late
this afternoon a maximum wind velocity of
0O miles southeast occurred at North Head,
Wash. Light rain has fallen along the Ore
gon Coast and tn Western Washington. (
Lower Lake Region and New England
States. It was snowing at 5 P. M. at Bar
kerville. B. C.
Conditions are favorable for rain Sunday
In Western Oregon. Washington and North
ern Idaho. The weather will be cloudy and
threatening over Sunday In Eastern Oregon
and Southern Idaho.
Portland and vicinity: Sunday, rain; fresa
Oregon : Sunday, rain west, cloudy and.
threatening east portion: high southerly
winds along the north coaat and increasing
southerly winds Interior.
Washington: Sunday, rain: fresh southerly
gale along the Coast and moderate southerly
gale inierior west portion.
Idaho: 1 und ay, cloudy and threatening,
with rain north portion.
EDWARD A. DEALS. Forecaater.
United Cigar Man Leaves.
J. Wolf mar, who has been In charge
of the United Cigar Company's chain
of stores in this city during? the past
17 months, has been promoted and tn
future will have charge of thQ field
which includes Oakland, San Jose,
Stockton, Sacramento and Fresno, Cal.
Mr. Wolf man will make his headquar
ters at Oakland and will leave here for
that city Monday..