The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, February 20, 1916, SECTION TWO, Page 16, Image 34

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River Operators Say Embargo
on Lime and Petroleum
Hurts Business.
SVlcgram to Washington Is Signed
by Several Lines Dcckloads of
Inflammables Not Danger
ous, Is Contention. "
. i: nn hlr contention
OLauuiiig iii 1111 v - -
that Columbia and Willamette Elver
eteamboats are of a type on wnicn um.
and petroleum products can be carried
without danger to passengers, an
freight being handled on me
deck, where inflammables could ea.sil;
v. , - - , v. 11M0 if limited, steam
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tioat operators yesterday sent a lengthy
telegram to Washington asking that
the rule be revoked.
The law provides that there may be
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troleum products are destined for point
nlong the liver not accessible to rai
lines, a special permit being given, li
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mat connection mtoihi"".. .......
pointed out that if such shipments were
billed for points below Kalama. on the
Washington siae, tney wuum
on at Portland aooara p;iif,ci . o
sels and delivered. Between Fortlant
i : -.f uhlnmnnts It ;l K
ana ueBuimi'""
rengprs would be exposed to the risk
alleged Dy ine i.niiea
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law. steamers may not regularly carry
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roads. , .
The telegram forwarded yesterday is
signed by the Regulator line. Clat
skanie Transportation Company. Ore
gon City Transportation Company.
America Transportation Company. Port-
. i m -inlin, I'n m ti (1 n V Wosford
tana i ranafui iaivu .u .. , j , -- -
Transportation Company. Harkins
Transportation Company. Shaver Trans-
. L'Mnf it Tmnsnor-
portatlon LUIIInu.i. in no
tation Company, People's Navigation
Company ana ine uaiiea--ui'"" ......
Following is a copy of the message
which is expected to be referred to su
pervising inspectors of the service, who
are In session at wasningion.
Indersis-ned steamboat operators on Co-
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lumnta ana v inmcfc.c ........ r-
existlnr reltulations itovernlng earning 01
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t.sels. Then boats carry cargo on "
only and have no holds. Want right to carry
lime anvwhere on the deck and petroleum
products' on forward deck in open air. tx
Ixtln regulations permitting carrying tnese
commodities only where railroad transporta
tioi notavallable very burdensome to water
carriers and throna great volume of business
In railroads. ,. , .
Columbia and Willamette Rivers paralleled
en both banks by railroads, shippers from
up-country ordering general merchandise
often :nclude order for petroleum products
and when we reply we are not allowed to
carry them, we lose the whole shipment, al
though only small part of It was P'1'"".
and whole shipment Is diverted to the rail
roads. Same 'with lime. Shipper orders a
hlpment of lime, cement and plaster v
reply not able to carry lime: result whole
shipment goes to railroad. .,,.,.
Cannot understand why millions dollars
- spent opaning up river for navigation with
Idea of affording competition with railroads
and then regulations passed making it im
possible for water carriers to compete. Espe
cially as these regulations not necessao
from safety viewpoint as In whole historj
of river traffic, before these rules In force,
there is no case of accident arising from
lime or petroleum.
Recent regulations forbidding use of kero
sene In boat lanterns is positively danger
ous. No practical substitute. In event of
boat running aground or striking rock at
right It might be necessary to remove P"?"--rers
qulcklv. Lack of kerosene lanterns which
could be quickly lighted might result In ac
tual loss of life. All these regulation, seem
designed for vessels carrying freight In hold
under deck. We repeat, we are not that
kind and must have relief.
AVeatlier Bureau Gathers Statistics
Bearing on Itecent Freshet.
Marine men operating vessels from
Portland or maintaining docks are in
receipt of blanks issued from the office
of District Forecaster Beals, of the
Weather Bureau, on which to enter
losses sustained through the recent
freshet, the department being engaged
In gathering statistics of that char
acter, but it is believed there will be
only nominal loss shown here.
Provision is made for including dam
age suffered through suspension of
business, wages paid employes and the
like, little being experienced among
the regular lines, except due to the
closing of the Oregon City locks and
towing concerns were prevented from
accomplishing the- full volume of busi
ness because of the heavy current
The system of checking losses is com
plete, even to reaching farming and
dairying sections ami's ' i" w
damage to crops, livestock, buildings
ana sucn property.
New Lighthouse Vessel Gets Wet
Christening in Dry State.
cuiTTr.i? Wash.. Feb. 19. The
United States lighthouse tender Rose.
built at a cost or jnu.uuu ior me
Seventeenth Lighthouse District, head
quarters at Portland, was launched to
day at the Anderson shipyard. A bottle
of champagne was broken on the bow
of the boat as it began to descend.
Miss Olive M. Bryan, an employe of
the shipbuilding company, christened
the vessel.
The Rose was planned for service in
small harbors of Oregon and Washing
ton, where the tenders Manzanita and
Heather are at times unable to enter
and leave because of conditions out
ride. She will have a length over ail
of 127.6 feet, beam of 24.6 feet and
depth of bold of 11 feet. She will
have twin screws driven by two verticle
triple expansion engines.
Aged Spinster, Long III. Dies at
Portland Sanitorium.
At the advanced age of 91 years.
Belle Mikkelson, a single woman, died
at the Portland Sanitorium yesterday
of cancer of the face. She had been
ill for the past year. The only sur
viving relative in this country, so far
as known, is a niece. Mrs. Julia Ander
son, of Gaston.
Miss Mikkelson was born in Den
mark. She had lived at the sanitorium
for the past 13 years, making arrange
ments to go there to live because of
old age and the lack of family ties.
The body is at Finley's undertaking
establishment, from which place the
funeral will be held tomorrow after
noon at 3:30. Interment will be in
Multnomah Cemetery.
Marion Republicans Plan Kally.
" SALEM. Or.. Feb. 19. (Special.) Ma
rion County central committee in meet-
Ing tonight decided to hold a rally
March 18 in the Salem Armory. All
Republican candidates for county of
fices will be asked to speak.
Arrest of L. J. Swift, Believed on
AVay to Oakland, Ordered.
Leland J. Swift, wanted at Vale, Or.,
for horse stealing and at many other
places for various offenses, is believed
to be on his way to Oakland, Cal.
Dtective H. H. Hawley found evi
dence of his being in Portland. It
pointed to the military recruiting of
fice, where Swift enlisted on January
22. Until Friday he was in the bar
racks at the Vancouver post. By the
margin of only a few hours he was
spared arrest, for he was ordered to
San Francisco yesterday morning.
Detective Hawley telegraphed to
have him apprehended when trfe train
arrived at Oakland..
Possible Benefits to City Are Out
lined to Civic League.
The plan advanced by the Chamber
of Commerce for a municipal bureau
of public economy was outlined by
Franklin T. Griffith in an address be-
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To landsmen, prospects of life aboard a tug cruising off the Co
lumbia in search of vessels to tow inside has few attractions in
rough weather, but the view above was obtained by George Philip
aboard the tug Oneonta. without any qualms, though the tug was roll
ing her rail under the big sea.
fore the Civic League at its luncheon
at the Chamber ot Commerce yester
day. Mr. Griffith nointea out cases wnere
such bodies have been formed and have
been the cause of saving to the city
which thev were thousands of dol-
ars in administration. He urged the
necessity of such a bureau being in
dependent entirely of the municipal au
thorities and explained that in most
places where the idpa had been carried
out the bureau is maintained by sub
scriptions from rich citizens who are
public-spirited enough to be interested
n the economical administration oi ine
city's affairs.
Property, Previously Deeded, Is De
clared Part of Estate.
Because S. A. Miles, who died April
1913. leavinc an estate valued at
:00.000. made mention in a codicil of
his will of land worth $6700 previously
deeded to a daughter. Mrs. Cora Rupert,
,f Seattle, the state is richer by the in-
ioi.itanfA t n -r that nflTPPl. ThlS WaS
the decision ot county juuge v-ieeiuu
The executors of the estate, Frank
r Vliloe nnrt William A Miles Of Port-
lanii hnth u-TIU mainf.linPd that &R the
property was deeded to Mrs. Rupert a
vonf ffrrt Mr Miles died, it was ex
empt from the inheritance tax.
The codicil of Mr. Miles' will men
tioned that parcel and provided that it
be deducted from her share in the es
tate, so the judge held that it was a
portion of the estate.
Arnt Anderson Indicted as Itesult of
Testimony in Suit.
Perjury in the giving of material
testimony in the suit of Arnt Ander
son against the Alameda Construction
Company, tried in the court of Dis
trict Judge Jones. October 16, is the
charge made against G. G. Larfield.
who has been indicted by the grand
iurv and vesterday was released on
his own recognizance on the order ot
Circuit Judge McGinn.
The sDecific testimony was that
Anderson did not pay him $30 to pay to
M. Billings &. Co. for a oona ior wnicn
1S2 50 was Daid. He said that he him
self Daid the money in question. The
books of the Billings Company showed
that the amount had been paid, but
there was an evident erasure and sub
stitution of dates.
rVri-entaRC One Day to Be Asked
Toward University Building.
EUGENE. Or.. Feb. 19. (Special.)
The movies In Oregon are to be given
an opportunity to aid in raising the
fund necessary for the construction of
the women's building at the University
of Oregon, according to an announce
ment made today. The plan is to have
as many motion picture shows in the
state as possible devote one-half of
the gross receipts on some day to be
agreed upon by the proprietors, ine
members of the women's clubs and
other women's organizations to make
canvasses for the sale' of tickets. "
It is said that there are more than
150 motion picture shows in the state.
Increased Interest Noted and 18,173
Mark Is Beached.
"With the advent of clear skies and
warm weather, the registrations at the
Courthouse have increased by leaps,
yesterday's mark being 740. bringing
the total number of voters who have
signed up for the primaries to 18.173.
Of the total. 13,275 are Republicans
and 3727 are Democrats.
Women are taking much interest in
the political situation, 295 registering
yesterday, and 445 men.
The registrations yesterday were as
follows: Republican, 502: Democratic,
181; Independent, 24; Prohibitionist,
14; Socialist, 11; Progressive, 8.
OOCKS $28,207.49
Expenditures on Municipal
Dock No. 1 Up to January
1 Are $586,625.48.
COST OF SITE $965,250
Seven Months This Dock
Been Available, Total
Tonnage Received Amounts
to 31,313 Tons.
Tonnage received on Portland's pub
lic docks from the time they were ac
cepted from the contractors until the
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expiration of 1915 aggregated 80,103
tons and was productive of revenue
nmountin? to $28,209.49.
Up to January 31. 1916, the cost of
construction and plant installation on
Municipal Dock No. 1 proper, the open
dock and slip at the north end, also
warehouse A. which is completed, ano
warehouse B, now under way, had
reached $586,625.48. At Municipal Dock
No. 2 construction and plant costs were
S283.lll.32 and at the Stark-street mu
nicipal boatlanding, where a second
story is being added, the total nas Deen
In addition the site of dock No. 1 was
secured for an expenditure of $965,250.
the first parcel of land having been
condemned land cost $310,250 and the
remainder of the site was negotiated
for on the basis established by the
condemnation proceedings. The site of
dock No. 2 was purchased outright at
Sites Cost More Than Million.
The first unit of dock No. 1, 663 feet
In length, was accepted by th& Com
mission of Public Docks March 25, 1914,
and the second unit was taken over
February 15, 1915, while the third
unit, comprising the open dock and
slip, was turned over by the contractors
May 13, 1915. Dock No. 2 was ac
cepted May 7, 1915.
During seven months of 1914 that
dock No. 1 was available tonnage re
ceived amounted to 31,312 tons and that
delivered was 30,607 tons. In 1915 the
total received there reached 43.159 tons
and that delivered was 42,183 tons. On
dock No. 2 in seven months of 1915
freight received totaled 5632 tons and
that delivered 5182 tons. For seven
months of 1914 the revenue on dock
No. 1 was $11,419.04 and for 1915 it was
$14,143.92, while on dock No. 2 revenue
for seven months of last year aggre
gated $2646.53.
Sites of the two docks represent a
cost of $1,315,250 and the cost of con
struction and plant installation has
been $902,253.38. The payroll at dock
No. 1 amounts to $492.50 a month and
at dock No. 2 it is $362.50. fn 1915 the
operating expense at dock No. 1 was
$10,749.30 and at dock No. 2 it was
$4401.19, ' the latter being for seven
months. Both sums include insurance
for the period as well as all other ex
penses under the head of operation.
1 Slump in Shipping Felt.!
It was only a few months after the
first unit of. dock No. 1 was made
available that the influence of the Euro
pean war was felt and thereafter little
general cargo was handled, cereals be
ing the principal commodity moved
from -here, and those shipments were
from privately controlled docks, the
municipal wharves not being equipped
with cleaning gear, and would only be
attractive in the grain trade in the
event additional storage space was
wanted other than provided on the reg
ular grain docks.
The slump in shipping first caused a
discontinuance of the Oriental service
of the Hamburg-American fleet and
that was followed by the withdrawal
of the Royal Mail line, while the New
York-Portland service of the Grace
fleet was carried on until the closing
of the' Canal, the latter line having
nad a prererentlal berth at dock No. 1
AiasKan business was moved over
dock No. 1 while the Portland-Alaska
fleet was operating in 1914, and on
dock No. 2 some river trade has been
drawn and the latter part of last year
Australian cargo was assembled there
and more is now on the dock waiting
shipment to the Antipodes.
Plans for construction will end with
the completion of warehouse B, at dock
No. 1, and the additional story at the
Stark-street landing, the latter being
an unproductive property. At dock No.
2 much revenue was lost, as track con
nections with transcontinental roads
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"iii; . ti i ai i uuic. UULU iiauuary iu,
City Gets St. Johns Dock.
It is believed that lines expecting to
make Portland from foreign lands and
those to resume via the Canal from the
Atlantic Coast will utilize the public
docks, particularly No. 1. The commis
sion became the possessor of the St.
Johns municipal dock last year with
the annexation of that city to Portland,
but other than a lease on a basis of
$200 a month, no financial benefit is
derived from that property.
Ilea r Sails Willi 105 Passengers for
More evidence of an improvement In
travel between Portland and California
points was offered yesterday by the
fact that the steamer Bear left Ains-
worth dock with 195 passengers. 155
being in the cabin, while a week ago
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the steamer Beaver departed with 150
travelers, even the latter being an in
crease over former sailings since the
opening of the year. The Bear had a
full cargo and an unusually large ship
ment of flour, 1200 tons being sent to
San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Mr. and Mrs. O. D. Mattern, bride
and bridegroom, left for the South,
and a number of Portlanders were
among those to sail.
In the way of live freight a chicken
made the trip, it having been presented
to Ed Florey and R. W. Rau, encased
in a paper bag. as they were about to
leave, and there was a horse carried
below deck, the property of J. D. Far
rell, president of the San Francisco &
Portland line and the O.-W. R. & N.
Marine Notes.
Captain I Ordronneau. master of the
French bark Notre Dame d'Avor, entered
that vessel yesterday trom Melbourne. She
sailed close to the Hawaiian group on the
way and R-as about nine days from the
Islands to the river. The bark is at the
North Pacific mill to discharge ballast.
Having gathered parcels of lumber here,
the McCorrnick steamer Wapama left down
yesterday afternoon and will take on the
remainder of her load at St. Helens, sailing
from there today for San Francisco.
Drawing 25 feet of water, the American
Hawaiian liner Kentueklan made her way
up the river Friday without trouble from
currents and made time that had been
expected of her. She la discharging at
Albers dock and on loading cargo for Hon
olulu is to sail direct from the river.
Mariners here were shocked to learn of
the dath at Yokohama January 12 of
Captain H. C. Nelson, who died of fever.
He was last in command of -the steamer
Maverick, now interned in Java. He was
well remembered hce because of having
been In command of the steitmr Break
wtter at times when Captain Macgenn was
on leave.
To work more lumber for South America,
the steamer Tamplco hauled across from
the Multnomah mill to Inman-Poulsen's
yesterday dfternoon and Is to take on the
last of her cargo at Wauna.
Wheat exports for the week ending yes
terday aggree ited 55.ri-4 bushels. For the
preceding wee; cereal exports were con
fined to :is.02. barrels of flour.
Bound for Portland lo Queenstown with
a grain cargo, the British bark Killarney
is reported to have passed Lizard FrtdH.v.
She -ailed Horn the Columbia River Septem
ber 27.
It Is reported from San Francisco that the
Dollar interests have sold the steamer
Melville Dollar. She Is a steel vessel of IIL'l
tons net register and was built In 1903.
Xeivs l-'rom Northwest Ports.
HOQUIAM. Wash.. Feb. 19. (Special.)
The steam schooners Norwood and Temple
E. Dorr sailed today for San Pedro. The
Norwood loaded at I.ytles mill. Hoqulam.
and at the Aberdeen Lumber & Shingle
Company, at Aberdeen.
COOS PAY, Or.. Feb. 1!. (Special.) The
steamer Nann Smith sailed for San Fran
cisco, carrying lumber and passengers.
The steam schooner Yellowstone is due
from San Francisco.
The steamship F. A. Kllblirn, due to
morrow, will leave for Eureka and San
Francisco lu the evening.
The steam schooner A. M. Simpson Is over
dun and should have been hero from San
Francisco lliis morninT.
Fog has hoiered shipping here for the
past J4 hours, but lifted hite in tho after
noon. ASTORIA. Or.. Feb. 1!). iSpeelal.) Car
rying freight and passengers from Astoria
and Portland, the steamer F. A. Kilburn
sailed today for San Francisco via Eureka
and Coos Bay. '
The steamer Coquille arrived during the
night from Fandon. She has-been pur
chased by the Shaver Transportation Com
pany and will be used for towing.
The stenm schooner Johan Poulsen fin
ished loading lumber at Westport this aft
ernoon anil sailed tonight for San Fran
cisco. Columbia Klver Bar Keport.
NORTH HEAD. Feb. 19. Condition
the bar at r. V,
M. fcsca, smooth;
north, 12 miles.
Tides at Astorii Sunday.
H'gh. liOW,
. M.. ...S-1 fet':OS A. M l.S foot
1:43 P. M H.2 tt'S:18 P. M. 0.3 foot
Session Opens AVltn Jollification Fol-
lovvins Which Speakers Discuss
Aims of Organization.
SEATTLE, Wash., Feb. 19. Five
hundred members of Rotary Clubs from
cities throughout the Pacific Northwest
ttended the Northwest conference ot
Rotary Clubs, which met here today.
The early part of the session wa de
voted to a Jollification meeting, but
later addresses were heard on subjects
connected with the purposes of the or
ganization. Visiting delegates came
from Victoria and Vancouver, B. C;
Great Falls and Butte, Mont.; Spokane,
Tacoma and Portland.
Among the addresses were: ,
Practical or Philosophical Rotary,"
by Frank Higgins, of Victoria; "Serv
ice, an Ideal Discussed Practically," by
A. A. Hallander, president of the Spo
kane Club; "Should Public Questions
Be Discussed in Rotary Meetings," by
a R McLean, of Tacoma; "Rotary as
a Harmonizer and Co-ordinator of Other
Commercial Organizations, ' Dy cnaries
E. Cochran, of Portland; "Internation
al Rotary's World Obligation," by J. N.
Harvey, of Vancouver, B. C. and "Ro
tary as Leader or a Follower of Public
Opinion." by J. E. Pinkham. of Seattle.
The conference ended with a banquet
and ball tonight.
Miss Grace E. Damon.
Miss Grace E. Dawson, soprano
singer, will accompany the spe
cial Elks' excursion party to Ta
coma and participate in the ded
ication ceremonies attendant upon
the opening of the new temple in
that city on Washington's birth
day. She will participate in two
concerts on the nights of Tues
day and Wednesday.. Miss Daw
son is a Tacoma girl, who has
been gaining a musical education
here. She is a member of Fred
erick W. Goodrich's St. Mary's
Cathedral Choir and has won
much success as a soloist. The
Elks' Band. Guiseppe Tigano, di
rector, of 40 pieces, will accom
pany the soloist. The Elks' partyv
will leave the Union Depot over
the O.-W. R. & N. tomorrow at
9:30 A. M. and will arrive at Ta
coma at 2:20 P. M.
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Portland Home for Sailors Will
Be Located at Second and
Alder Streets.
Committee Has $1800 Pledged for
Support Furniture," Kitchen
Utensils, Decorations and
Heading Matter Xeeded.
Arrangemcnas have been made to re
open the Seamen's Institute March 1.
Portland has maintained an institute
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ilcr ladder having been placed last week,' tho new dredco Tuala
tin, which has been completed for the Port of Tortland Commission,
is about ready for service and will be tested in actual dipping as soon
as the present high water in the river is lowered. She is equipped
with turbines and the latest gear throughout, with the hull con
structed of steel and other parts as substantial as possible. She is
much the same as the dredges Willamette and Columbia in a general
wav, but is more powerful.
With the smaller dredge Portland, the Commission now has a fleet
of four diggers with which to keep the channel in shape between
this city and the Columbia River. Work below there is looked after
by the Government.
to care for the sailors visiting this
port and many remember the "British
Mission," which was maintained for
years with local co-operation by chap
lains of the Church of England, until
the British society withdrew from
work in all American ports five years
The late Chaplain Bernays and the
present JLiora Bruce, are iavorauiy ic
membered for their work while sta
tioned at this port. About the time of
the withdrawal of the British Mis
sion, the American Seamen's Friend's
Society sent out a chaplain from the
East and, with the aid of a local com
mittee, carried on the work until
April, 1915.
After the death of Chaplain Roper
in April, the New York society with
drew its support, and the local com
mittee disbanded, leaving Portland
without an institute for sailors.
EnKlneer Starts Move.
A. C. Lomer, chief engineer of the
Good Samaritan Hospital, and a leading
worker in the former institute, induced
the directors of the Episcopal Social
Service League to undertake the work,
provided that the minimum sum for
conducting the institute for one year
could be pledged before the opening.
The superintendent and tnree airec
tors of the Social Service League were
. tn nKot-o-a r. f thA unclert ft k i n s". W.
T T?en hoinir chairman: F. H. V. An-
drews, secretary; A. C. Lomer, man
w. '
ager. R. W. Hastings was appoiniea
treasurer, and Superintendent Howard
will take care of the chaplaincy for
this year.
Pledges to the amount of $1300 were
secured from shippers, who are di
rectly interested in the welfare of the
sailors, also from puDiic spirited per
sons. A large hall has been secured at
141, i Second street, corner of Alder.
The undertaking has the indorsement
of the Chamber of Commerce and its
committee on navigation, co-operating
with the league's committee to give
Portland the best institute on the Pa
cific Coast.
Furnishings Are Needed.
With the help of paint and lumber
dealers the hall Is being made attrac
tive, and divided into quarters for of
ficers and men, and a large assembly
hall for sociables, concerts meetings
and exercises of all kinds for the en
tertainment and instruction of seafar
ing men.
To put It shipshape and make it
homelike for the sailors when in port,
the committee in charge asks persons
interested to assist in furnishing the
room by gifts, or for money to buy
fittings. Donations will be sent for
If donors will notify Secretary An
drews, Main 1S78. or Chaplain Howard,
Marshall 332.
The institute has a few articles of
furniture, one piano, an organ, two
tables and a few plain chairs. In addi
tion the committee asks for lounges,
chairs, tables, including billiard and
pool tables, pictures, photographs and
drawings, marine views, maps . and
flags for adorning the large wall
space. Bookcases, books, magazines,
papers and periodicals for use in the
institute and for sending with depart
ing ships on long voyages. Also gas
plate, kitchen utensils and dishes for
serving refreshments.
Chaplain Howard will be assisted in
conducting the institute by experienced
Summer Schedule.
Breakwater San Dleeo Feb.
Beaver. . .Los Angeles. . .Feb.
Roanoke San Diego Feb.
F. A. Kilburn San Francisco Feb.
Bear .Los Angeles. . Mar.
Northern Pacific. ..San Francisco w.
Name. For
Wapama: San Diego. ...
Breakwater San Diego. ...
Celllo sn Diego
Beaver .Los Angeles. .
v a triihnrn San Francisco
. . Feb. 20
.. Feb. 23
. . Feb. 24
. . Feb. 2
. . Feb. 2S
Roanoke San Diego Mar.
Bear Los Angeles Mar.
Northern Pacific. . .San Francisco Mar.
Forrland-Atlantic Service,
From Date.
. New York In port
Honolulan New York Mar. 10
Georgian New York April 1
Name. For
Kentueklan Honolulu Feb 24
Georgian .Honolulu. April 4
Movements of Vessels.
PORTLAND. Feb. 10. Railed Steamer
Bear for San Francisco and San Pedro.
Vrrlved Steamer Coquille, from Bandon.
Astoria, Feb. 1. Sailed at 5 A. M.,
steamer F. A. Kilburn, for Ban Francisco
via Cos Bay and Eureka. Lft up at
8 A. M., steamer Coqullle.
San Francisco. Feb. Ill . Arrived at S A.
M., steamer Roanoke, from Portland for
San Diego via way Ports Arrived at 9
A. M. and sailed at I P. "'"""l.iS
Ramon, from Portland for San Pedro. &''d
at noon, steamer Shasta, for Portland, leb.
18 Sailed at 3 P. M.. steamer Break
water, from San Diego for Portland; at a
P. M.. steamer Celllo. for Portland
wizard, Feb. 18. Passed British bark
Killarnev, from Portland for Queenstown.
San Pedro, Feb. 1 8. Arrived steamer
Beaver, from Portland via San Vranclsco
Sailed vesterday, steamer E. 11. ance, Ior
Columbia River. xt
Astoria. Feb. IS. Sailed at 10 P. M.,
steamer Daisy Putnam, for San Franc -o.
Seattle. Wash.. Fob. 13. Arrived steam
ers Congress, from San Diego: -Pkiie.
from Southeastern Alaska: Hawaii Maru
(Japanese!, from Hongkong: .1. A. channlor.
from Monterey. Sailed Steamers rrora
Maru (Japanese), for Hongkong; Red ondo,
for Southeastern Alaska; Harry i-uckenbaen,
for San Francisco. c... r-i
Coronel. Feb. 18. Arrived tenmer Oi
sella, from Victoria B. C. for United Klng-
""sh'anghal. Feb. IS. Sailed Steamer China
(from Hongkong), for San Fram-lsco.
San Francisco. Feb. 111. Arrived Steam
ers Roanoke, from Portland; San l.amon.
from Columbia River; Senator from Seattle.
Sailed Steamers President. for lctorla:
Bala California (Norwegian) for Tacoma: l-.l
L.obo (British), for Pisagua: Wall una (Brit
ish) for Sydney: Seattle Maru (Japanese),
for Yokohama; Elizabeth, for Bandon.
.Marconi Wireless Kcjsorts.
(All positions reported at ft r. M. February
19 unless otherwise designated.)
l.urline, Honolulu for San Francisco. Ill
miles from San Francisco. February 18
Enterprise, San Francisco for Honolulu.
15. miles from San Francisco, February IN
Manoa. San Francisco for Honolulu, OJo
miles from Sar. Francisco. February IV
Northern Pacific, San I'edro for Honolulu,
1424 miles from S'ln Tenro, February IS.
rireat Northern, Snn I'edro for Honolulu.
14-J4 miles from San I'edro, Kebruory IS.
Bessie Dollar, Orient for San Kranrisco.
OS) miles from Sun Kranrlscn. February IS.
Thomas. Snn Francisco for Manila, o0
miles west ot Honolulu. February is.
Coronado. Aberdeen for San Francisco.
27 miles south of Point Arena.
President. San Francisco for Seattle, 10j
miles north of San Francisco.
lelilo. Sun Francisco for Asloria, 20
miles north of Point Arena.
Drake. Richmond for Cordova. 7. miles
north of Richmond.
San Kamon. San Francisco for San Pedro,
3S miles south of San Francisco.
Asuncion, Portland for KIchmond, ISO
miles north of Richmond.
Speedwell. San Pedro for Snn Francisco,
10O miles south of S:in Francisco.
Yosemlte, S:in Francisco for Grays Harbor,
10 miles south of I'olnt Iteyes.
Herrln, Unnton for Monterey. .10 miles
north of Monterey.
Florence T.uckenbach. Snn Francisco for
Balboa, la miles south of San Francisco.
Beaver. Pan Pedro for San Francisco,
miles east of Point Concopclon.
San Jose. Balboa fur San Francisco. Jio
miles south of San Francisco.
Cuzco, San Francisco for Callao, 1323 miles
south of San Francisco.
Peru, Son Francisco for Balboa, miles
south of San Francisco.
Mills, Portland for Martinez. 245 miles
north of San Francisco.
Klamath. Tacoma for San Francisco, south
of Blunts R"ef.
Porter, Monterey for Portland, 313 miles
north of Monterey.
Breakwater, San Francisco for Portland,
293 miles north of Kan Francisco.
Governor, Victoria for Sun Francisco, orr
! Blanco.
Nan" Smith. Coos Bay for San Francisco,
, 7ft ,t a B.t)
70 miles south of Coos Bay.
Vessels Kntered Yesterday.
French bnrk Notre Dame d'Arvor, bal
last, from Melbourne.
American steamer Kentueklan, general
cargo, from yew York.
Vessels Cleared Yesterilay.
American steamer Benr. -ern-ral cargo,
for ban Franeisco and sun Pedro.
PORTLAND, Feb. lit. Maximum tempera
ture," o2 degrees; minimum, 41 decrees.
River reading. 8 A. M.. 11.1 feet. Change
In last "i hours. 0.0 foot fall, lotnl rain
fall (5 P. M. to .1 P. M.), none. Tutal rain,
fall since September 1. 1!H".. :;r,..-,2 Inches
Normal rainfall since September 1, -!MH
inches. Excess of rainfall since September
1. 11113. 5 2 Inches. Total sunshine, 1
hours 3ll minutes. Possible sunshine. 10
hours Sii minutes. Barometer i reduced to
sea level) 5 P. M., ao.o:t Inches. Relative
humidity, 1 P. M., 53 per cent.
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Washington . . . .
The Northeastern disturbance is central
off the New England coast and strong
winds to whole gales havo occurred over
the Northeast. High pressure obtains over
the inter-mountaln and Rocky Mountain dis.
tricts and the Southeastern states. The
pressure is decreasing over practically the
whole country except along the Atlantic
Coast. Generally fair weather has ob
tained during the last 24 hours except In
the lake region, where light snow has fallen.
The weather is much colder In the extreme
Northeast. It Is 12 degrees cooler at San
Francisco and IS degrees cooler at North
Head. Higher temperatures obtain In the
Central Plains states. Lower Missouri and
Upper Mississippi valleys.
Tho conditions are favorable for generally
fair weather In this district Sunday, except
Increasing cloudiness, with occasional rain
in Northeastern Washington.
Portland nnd vicinity Probably fair:
easterly winds.
Oregon Generally fllr; easterly winds.
Washington Generally fair, except in
creasing cloui: iness, followed l,y showers
northwest poitior, ; southerly winds.
Indaho Generally fair.
Assistant Forecaster.
St. Helens Plant Rushing Work
to Catch Up and 120 Men
Are On Its Payroll.'
Threo Vosm-Is lo Ho I'mlcr Con
struction Soon Engines for
City of I'ort In nd Arrive in
New York I'rom Holland.
"Wo have 1-0 men working In tin'
yard now, thouKh wr lost nearly it
month because of stormy weather ami
snow. our newest steamer lor tho
McCormtrk line v. ill he mai-tcl t al ly in
April." wild II. I' .Mci'orinick. nf tin
St. Helens KliipbuildinKT Compiiny, last
niRht. "With ilecpwut. r vessels under
construction on tlraxs Hiirlmr and oth
ers nt North Ilcnd there is tin Increased
amount of work for hliipi urpcnlei s ami
more will bo employed U our plant, as
wo will have three vessels under way
at once in nbout 4." 1nyj."
.Mr. .M( Coi inick wild lht tin- new
strain schooner onlci i d, which Is lo
curry I .rmO.noo feel of lumber, will mu
lie equipped with pussrlmcr acconinio
dstions and with that space a Mi I Lib I'
she would le only jo feet Ioniser than
the simmer Klamath, of tho .McCoinib k
fleet, which lias n tenmh of feci.
Tho machinery will bo luineil out Hi
San Francisco by tho I'nitccl Kuk tnccr
Inu: Works, which built the riimnr of
the Klamath, and the new machinery
will be virtually a diiplicalo sel, as
tho Klamath is classed us Ihc most
powerful in tho fleet. The new steamer
is intended for the offshore trade, ply
Inn to tho llawtiiians, the West Coat
and Mexico.
The two engines for the auxiliary
schooner City of Portland, which is to
he finishe,! (he latter part of March,
reached .New York from Norway Feb
ruary 2 and were shipped by rail for
St. Helens February K.
Frames aro beinu; cot out for tho
second auxiliary schooner, to lie a dupli
cate of the City of Portland. Tho
steamer will bo started on the ways to
be vacate,: by tho first schooner and.
with tho second under way and tho
Ruby, an auxiliary schooner contiacled
for with Captain William Wricjilson, of
Mobile, also buildinK, their will bo
threo worked on at tho sanm time. The
third schooner lor the McCornrick fleet
will be be;iin when thy Kuhy I.h fin
ished. An inquiry has been received from
British Columbia to build an auxiliary
schooner, two have been forwarded by
New York interests and yesterday a
San Francisco firm asked for fiuureH
on another for the South Sea trade, but
with work already undertaken no addi
tional contracts can be f inured on.
"Uohrrf tiaffnoy Nol breaker,
Shvs Prosecutor.
SHATTI.K, Feb. 1!). "Itobert" Uaff
ney, who passed as a man for nearly
20 years, until she admitted her false
position whim sin was sentenced yes
terday to hard labor under the "lazy
husband" law on complaint of a woman
she married in Spokane six years ago.
was released from the county jail to
day. She wore woman's attire and
said she would not masquerade as a
man ap;ain.
The Prosecuting Attorney ruled that
she could not be prosecuted for wear-
ins men's clothinit, and that as she is
not in law tho husband of the woman
she married, she could not be prose
cuted for failure to support her sup
posed wife.
Klamath Falls Council Assailed for
Herniation of I'ireincn.
fSnccial.) Passage of a drastic oidi-
nance reKulatitiK the volunteer lire-
men, forbiddinis the annual firemen's
dance and placitiK a penalty on tire-
men who swear when on amy re
sulted today In startliiB circulation or
petitions for the recall of Mayor J. H.
Mason and Councilmen Mathews. Mil
ler, Doty and Mrubcl.
Councilman Sheets is the only mem
ber of the Council exempted in tho pe
titions. Mr. Sheets fuunht the ordi
nance. Squinting Indicates
Defective Eyesight
It is an abnormal condition which,
if neglected now, may later mean
seriously impaired vision.
It is so easy to correct this and
other defects, that it never pays to
put off wearinpr glasses when you
feel you need them.
Over 25 years' experience has
equipped us with the knowledge
necessary accurately to determine
and correct the many causes of
209-10-11 Corbett IJldp., 5th and
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