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THE SUNDAY OREG ONI AX, PORTLAND, FEBRUARY
SAIL CONTRACTS LET
Portland Company Gets Order
for Three New Suits.'
SETS COST $3000 TO $6000
FINISHING WORK BEING DONE ABOARD TWO PRODUCTS OF OREGON
WILL SHORTLY ENTER FOREIGN TRADE.
Other Lines of Easiness Related to
Shipbuilding Are Also lie ported
to Bo in Unusually Pros
Contracts placed here yesterday by
3. H. Price, naval designer and builder,
row located at Vancouver, B. C with
the Pacific Tent & Awning Company
for three suits of sails for auxiliary
schooners building there, make a total
of 12 suits the Pacific plant has ac
cepted for British Columbia vessels, in
Addition to which 11 contracts are held
for vessels building on the Columbia
Competition has been keen among
sailmakers for the trade brought by
the - new type of vessels and, while
Portland is holding her share, it has
proved strenuous work to get into the
field and increase the business. Sails
of the first five vessels building at
the McEachern yard, Astoria are to be
turned out by George Broom, of Se
attle, the first of which are now on
the schooner Astoria, lying at Munici
pal Dock No. 1.
To turn out a complete set for the
average auxiliary schooner requires
about a month and the cost varies
from $3000 to $6000. It is far from
being new business here, inasmuch as
Portland has had sailmakers for years
and patronage was general in the days
of big fleets of square-rigged grain
carriers. With the grain ships being
held In the Atlantic trade, war charters
being more attractive. the renewed
activity in deepwater ship construction
here has given sailmakers about all
that can be attended to.
Much heavier canvas is used for sails
than for ordinary purposes and each
Is cut in a sail loft, where the huge
patterns are marked out. Assembling
the canvas and sewing each section is
about the easiest task, the real work
being in fashioning separate sails and
completing the edges, sewing of that
character being largely by hand.
Making sails is only one of numerous
busy marine lines at present at Port
land, other than the building of hulls
In both steel and wooden yards, as the
demand for many parts In equipment
and rigging, besides materials in the
way of hardware, paint, oakum, fur
nishings and the liko lias spread the
new prosperitjwx)ver a large territory.
Practically all establishments engaged
In marine work at present are crowded
with orders and in some lines more
men could be employed.
SANDY'S HULIi STANDS TEST
Dredge Back to Yard After Nine
Years Passed in Service.
When Joseph Supple built the dredge
Bandy nine years ago she was rated
a good job, and the fact she has not
been out of the water for general over
hauling of her hull since is taken by
the river contingent to prove her rat
ing. The digger, which has been at
work In North Portland "harbor for a
lengthy period, is on the ways at
Supple's Belmont-street yard, and be
sides hull labor the force will overhaul
pumps and attend to other machinery
Mr. Supple has completed a contract
entered into with the Government for
the construction of 20 pipeline pontoons
for a dredge on the Sacramento River.
The pontoons will be shipped there this
week. The house is on old Lightvessel
No. 50, being converted into a passen
ger and freight vessel there for the
Mexican trade, and she will be ready
on time if her engine deliveries are
COOS BAY CHANNELS MARKED
Course for Craft Designated by 22 8
Piles Painted White.
JtARSHFIELD, Or.. Feb. 10. (Spe
cial.) Two hundred and "twenty-eight
piles, with the tops painted white, dot
the various channels of Coos Bay above
the 'Willamette-Pacific Railway bridge
and navigators are- now able to ply
their craft without the likelihood of
running aground. The work of setting
the piling was done by Charles Van
Zile, of North Bend, through an order
from the Port of Coos Bay. The job re
quired several months, but the Im
provement Is considered one of the
most important made since the port
The channels now marked Include
North, Haynes, Larson. Kentuck, Wil-
lanch and Castslde; also Pony. Port
Commissioners Peter Loggie, of North
Bend, and A. O. Rogers, of Marshfield
Inspected the work and it was accepted
on their recommendation.
i WILL SHORTLY ENTER FOREIGN TRADE. - I
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GRADES FOR COAST
Tentative Basis for Proposed
WILL BE CONSIDERED HERE
Northwestern Grain Classes as Sug
gested by Government to Be In
corporated Into New federal
Grain Standards Act.
various units of the Oregon National
Guard. He began last night when he
Inspected Company E. Colonel Colwell,
of the Inspector-General's department,
of San Francisco, will arrive tomorrow
and will direct the general inspection
Other units will be inspected and the
dates of inspection are: Company K,
February 12; Company G. February 13;
Company H", February 14; machine gun
company, February 15; Company JJ,
February 16; supply and eanitary unit.
February 17; headquarters company
and regimental headquarters. Febru
The storehouses on Clackamas range
and at Fort Stevens, as well as all
property of the United States Army,
also will be inspected.
AUXILIARY SCHOONER ASTORIA AND MOTORSIIIP ANGEL.
Lying in the slip at the north end of municipal dock No. 1 are the four-masted auxiliary schooner Asto
ria, of A. O. Andefsen & Co.'s fleet, built at Astoria and brought here for drydocking, and the motorship
Angel, the hull of which was built on the Coast a few rears ago and purchased the latter part of 1916 by
the Merchants' Navigation Company, of Los Angeles. The Astoria will be drydocked tomorrow and, after
her official trial trip, loads lumber at St. Johns for Australia in the interest of Balfour, Guthrie & Co. The
Angel will be ready Thursday to shift to St. Helens for a cargo of lath, with which she will tow to San Fran
cisco for the Installation of a 200-horsepower gasoline engine. She will operate between San Pedro and
Mexican ports In the future.
coin's birthday is omitted from the exceptions.
Dates considered legal holidays are
New Year's day, Washington's birth
day. Decoration day. Fourth of July,
Labor day. Thanksgiving day, Christ
mas and all Sundays. As to Congres
sional elections longshoremen and oth
ers employed by stevedores are to be
allowed one hour off with pay In order
to vote. In spite of the ruling as to
Lincoln's birthday, the men will get in
one holiday in February,. Washington's
SHIP PLANT T& BE BIGGER
Western Corporation Succeeds Peo
ples Company at Tacoma.
TACOMA. Wash., Feb. 10. (Special.)
The Western Shipbuilding Corpora
tion, capitalized at $500,000, has been
formed to take over the Peoples Ship
building & Construction Company,
which is erecting a plant for the con
ctruction of lumber schooners at Gig
Harbor. A. B. Gellerman, of Tacoma,
is its president and G. C. Lemcke, of
oeati.ie, is tne secretary.
The Peoples Company was capitalized
at J250.000. The Western Company,
with Its larger capital, plans to con
struct a much larger plant than the
one contemplated by the former organ
ization. The Western Company is re
ported to have contracts for the con
struction of a number of large lumber
Head of Northwest Steel Company
Leaves for New York.
On the heels of reports that the
Northwest Steel Company had virtually
accepted more contracts for 8800-ton
steamers. Joseph R. Bowles, president
of the company, left yesterday for New
York and it is expected he will close
for the vessels.
At present the company has contracts
for eight and the first will take the
water the latter part of February or
early In March. There are more than
1000 men working at the yard and if
steel deliveries are satisfactory it is
probable half as many more will be on
the payroll during the Summer, as there
are four ways for building. The Co
lumbia River plant adjoining has six
ships to build as well as to turn out
boilers and auxiliaries. The Willam
ette Iron & Steel Works is building
boilers and auxiliary machinery for the
ships at the Northwest yard and it is
aid boilers for any additional taKen
on by the Northwest interests win
have to be built elsewhere.
BANDON TO OPEN PLANT
NEW ERA CLl'B STARTS MOVE TO
CANDY DETERS HOT
Boys Believed to Have Put One
Over on Captain Speier.
REPORTER GATHERS YARNS
Coos Bay Outer buoy. PS, reported adrift.
was reolaced February 5.
Umpqua River Outer buoy, rb reportea , rert Wln,,r wheat Rnd
adrift, was replaced February 0. rk Reef centum of otner wheat
was replaced same date.
laquina Bay Reef south end buoy 1. re
ported out of position, was replaced Febru
ary 7. Outside bar buoy a, which was tem
porarily discontinued January 5. waa
re-establis-hed February 7. Fairway buoy,
PS, reported missins, was replaced February
7. Channel buoy t, reported damaged, waa
replaced by a perfect buoy February 6.
Wlllapa Bay Toke Point to South Bend:
Beacon 8, reported by Captain A. W. Keed,
February 7, as havins; been carried away.
It will be replaced as soon as practicable.
Charts r.84. HO03, ttoT.7. 6IR5.
Buoy liBt, 17th district, 1916. pp. 12, 13,
14. 15. 3a.
By order of the Bureau of .Lighthouses.
ROBERT W ARRACK,
ROCKS FROM OLD COUNTRY
Milling Interests Draw Material
Prom England to Idaho Fields.
Reshipment has been made from
Ainsworth dock of unusual cargo, being
1000 sacks of flint pebbles, brought
from England on one of the Harrison
liners and transshipped at San Fran
cisco. There were two shipments of
600 sacks each, consigned to mining in
terests at Wallace and Enavtlle, Idaho.
The Rose City sailed on time yester
day afternoon with close to 100 trav
elers and a full cargo. The Beaver is
due Wednesday and leaves out again
There were three departures from the
Golden Gate for Portland yesterday in
the general cargo fleet, the turbiner
Northern Pacific, steamer Breakwater
and steamer Despatch.
ONE HOLIDAY IN FEBRUARY
"Waterfront Workers Not to Get Ex
tra Time Lincoln's Birthday. ,
Custom-House departments and other
Government branches will be closed to
morrow. Lincoln's birthday. The day
will not be regarded on the waterfront
as a holiday, because of provision in
wage scale and working conditions of
the Columbia River Stevedoring Com
pany, adopted by stevedores, as Lin-
Yard Large Enough for Two Vessel
Five Contracts in Stent for Im
BANDON. Or.. Feb. 10 (Special.)
The New Bra Club, an organization of
local business men, has inaugurated a
campaign for securing industries here
and is now looking for ships to build.
While contracts for wooden vessels
have been turned away in the North
west, the Bandon shipyard has been
idle. The club is raising funds for
placing the plant in complete repair
and has secured a shipbuilder to take
Five contracts are in sight and it is
planned to have the plant in operation
within a month. The yard is large
enough to accommodate two vessels
and is located alongside the Moore Mill
& Lumber Company's plant, where the
tinest kind of ship lumber can be se
cured at a low price.
Negotiations have been resumed be
tween the local merchants and the Port
land Chamber of Commerce In view of
launching the project to build a vessel
for the Portland-Bandon run.
TICKET LOST FOR 30 DAYS
Master of Coquille River Steamer
Telegraph Gets Month Off.
Captain Allan R. Panter. master of
the steamer Telegraph, on Coquille
River, charged with carelessness in
colliding with the steamer Dispatch,
at Prosper, January 22, had his license
suspended for 30 days by United States
Steamboat Inspectors Edwards and
Wynn. The Inspectors, with Arthur F.
Merrill, clerk of the board, returned
"Pure cussedness was the comment
of Captain Thomas O. White, of the
steamer Dispatch, in reporting the ac
cident to the inspectors. About a year
ago Captain Panter's ticket was sus
pended for 18 months by the inspectors.
but the period was shortened on appeal
taken by him. Rivalry between trans
portation lines is attributed as the prin
cipal reason for some of the cases the
inspectors have been called on to try
in the Coquille River district.
Marine Notes. '
Little Stories Gleaned Along the
Water Front Mention Slen Prom
inent in Marine Circles.
Ed Wright Patriotic.
Three boys, four, six and eight years
of age, caught yesterday adrift in the
river aboard an antiquated skiff with
boards for paddles, "put one over" on
Harbormaster Speier, after being taken
from the craft and questioned at the
harbor patrol station.
They refused to give their names or
places of residence and it was not un
til It was suggested that a dark ceil
be prepared for them that one broke
down and promised "to be good."
Hoping to make friends, as well as to
stop the tears of the eldest. Captain 1
Speier donated some change to the
trio, advising them to buy candy and
strike for home. They pledged them
selves to keep away from the river.
An hour later Hugh Brady, city
grappler. reported that at the upper
end of the harbor, on the West Side,
he had driven three boys away from
the waterfront who were seeking a
long plank on which to embark. Cap
tain Speier is looking for a new treat
ment to be applied, deciding that candy
has its drawbacks.
Harry PennelL well-known nautical
authority and sawmill operator, is the
central figure In a new story. It is
told that one night last week he left
his automobile on the Stark-street side
of the-Oregon Hotel and went to the
show. Leaving the amusement place,
he headed for Oak street and searched
the block near the Hotel Benson, where
he usually moors the conveyance.
Not finding his car he sought the
aid of a patrolman. The latter was
equally unsuccessful. Getting his bear
ing about that time, Mr. Pennell recol
lected that the machine was a block
away. Handing the patrolman a smoke,
he talked of going to the station to
report his loss, but instead tacked
around the block when out of sight of
Someone questioned the neutrality
of Ed Wright, manager of the Port of
Portland, the other day because Ameri
can flags were not displayed on the
dredges immediately on Mayor Albee's
proclamation being issued. In refut
ing the Imputation that he is not all
American, Mr. Wright brought forth
copies cf letters written by his ances
tors as far back as 1822. when they
were engaged in whaling, and some
correspondence was even before that
period. Copies of some of the letters
are to be published by George H. Himes
In the Oregon Historical Society's quar
J. Gifford Euson, who helps C. T.
Kennedy run the Portland office of the
American-Hawaiian line, demonstrated
his patriotism, yesterday through the
purchase of a five-foot American flag,
which he suspended In the window of
the office in the Railway Exchange
building. ... j
Captain Frank X. Edthofer. Assistant
United States Inspector of Hulls here,
who served In the Navy during the
Spanish-American War. being an en
sign on the supply ship Supply, has
written Secretary Daniels, offering his
services in the event of trouble. He
says he prefers deep-sea fighting to
land maneuvers any time.
DOLLAR BARGE BEING BUILT
Before the rasoline schooner Roamer was
cleared yesterday for Tillamook and Coos
Bay with 70 tons of miscellaneous freight,
her skipper. P. Olsen, - waa succeeded by
G. W. G. A. Bjorkholm.
In ballast, the steamer La Primera waa
cleared yesterday for Anacortes. where she
loads box shooka for ban r ranclsco delivery.
Last of the lumber cargro of the schooner
Muriel went aboard at tbe Hammond mill.
Astoria. yesterday afternoon. She will be
dispatched for Valparaiso.
In addition to the steamer Klamath, which
sails Wednesday for San Francisco, the Mc
cormick line 'will have the steamers Mult
nomah and Celilo sailing- Friday and the
steamer Willamette Saturday, all for porta
aa far as San Diego.
One of the vesseia expected this week will
take oh an offshore carg-o, the new motor
ship Sierra, which is to load lumber for
Valparaiso. She was finished the latter part
of 1916 on Grays Harbor, and has mude
three voyages from here to California ports.
Tides at Astoria Sunday. i
3:1R A. M 8.8 feetl9:46 A. M .1.7 feet
3:26 P. M 7.0 liilS:M P, M.....1.8 feet
Camp Equipment to Be Floated to
British Columbia Operations.
MARSHFIELD. Or.. Feb. 10. (Spe,
cial.) The Robert Dollar Company,
which operated logging camps on the
Coquille River, is constructing a large
barge at Bandon on which a camp
equipment from two localities will be
loaded for transportation to British
The Dollar Company is completing a
new sawmill not far from Vancouver,
and has a large area of timber to cut.
This company owns practically all the
sawmills and camp equipment between
Coquille and Bandon, and none of the
mills are operating. Robert Dollar
sees greater profits In operating in
British Columbia, and had always oper
ated his fleet of vessels under British
registry until the European war broke
Notice to Mariners. '
The following affects aids to naviga
tion in. the. 17th Lighthouse Tjistrict
Marconi Wireless Reports.
All positions reported at 8 P. M.. Feb. 10,
unless otherwise designated.
SANTA CRUZ. South America for San
Francisco. 1580 miles south, of San Francis
co. Feb. O.
VANDYKE. San Francisco for Balboa.
330 miles south of San Francisco.
CELILO, San Pedro for San Francisco, 15
miles" West of Point Concepcion.
CORONADO, San Francisco for San Pedro,
240 miles south of San Francisco.
MULTNOMAH, Ssn Pedro for San Fran
cisco. 51 miles north of Point Arjyuello.
WAPAMA, San Francisco, for San Pedro,
30 miles east of Anacapa.
BEAVER, San Pedro for Pan Francisco,
24 miles east of Point Concepcion.
KENTRA, San Francisco for Santa Rosa
lia, 412 miles south of San Francisco.
WILLAMETTE. San Pedro for San Fran
cisco, 0 miles west of Sun Pedro.
YOSHMITE. Port Gamble for San Fran
cisco. 110 miles north of bianco.
CENT R ALIA, Coos Bay for San Francisco,
15 miles south of Blanco.
PRESIDENT. Seattle for San Francisco.
350 miles north of San Francisco.
NORTHERN PACIFIC. San Francisco for
Flavel, 12 miles south of Blunts Reef.
KLAMATH, San Francisco for St. Helens,
SENATOR. Seattle for San Francisco, 23
miles from San Francisco.
LUCAS, towins barice 05. Richmond for
Seattle. 235 miles north of Richmond.
SHERIDAN, Manila for San Francisco,
668 miles from San Francisco. Feb. t.
LOGAN, ban Francisco for Manila, 1121
miles from Sun Francisco. Feb. 9.
ACME, Orient for San Francisco, 600
miles from San Francisco. Feb. I.
MATSONIA. Honolulu for San Francisco,
120H miles from San Francisco, Feb. R.
WILHELMINA. San Francisco for Hono
lulu, 7S5 miles from San Francisco, Feb. .
MINNESOTAN, Hllo for San Francisco,
473 miles northeast of Hllo.
BREAKWATER, San Francisco for Eu
reka. 1110 miles north of San Francisco.
GOVERNOR. San Francisco for Seattle, 21
miles north of Point Arena.
NEWPORT. San Francisco for Balboa,
64 miles south of Point Bonlta,
DISPATCH. San Francisco for Portland,
130 miles north of San Francisco.
ACME, Shanghai for San Francisco, 3111
miles from San I ranclsco.
ASUNCION. Juneau for Richmond, 600
miles north of Richmond.
SANTA ALICIA. San Francisco for Ta
coma. 478 miles north or Ban urancisco.
K1LBURN, Astoria for Coos Bay, 2 miles
south of Columbia River.
Movements ot Vessels.
PORTLAND. Feb. . 1. Arrived Steamer
Arrvll. from San Francisco. Sailed Steam
ers La Primera, for lliapa narDor; nose
City, for San Francmco ana ban rearo.
ASTORIA. Feb. 10. Arrived at 1 A. M.
Steamer Santlam. from San Pedro via San
Francisco. Arrived at :2U and lert up at
10 40 A. M.. steamer Argyll, from han ran
Cisco. Sailed at 10:50 A. M. Steamer F A.
Kllburn. for San Francisco via Coos Bay
SAN FRANCISCO. fb. 10. Sailed at
A. M. Steamer Despatch, for Portland; at
11 A. M.. steamer Northern Pacific, for
Flavel; steamer Breakwater, for Portland
via Eureka and Coos Bay.
SAN PEDRO, Fen. 8. Sailed Steamer
Necanicum, for Columbia River.
ASTORIA Feb. . Arived at 9 and left
tip at 11 P. M. Steamer Tiverton, from San
Francisco. Sailed Steamer W. F, Herrin,
for San Francisco.
BALBOA. Feb. 10. Arrived Steamers
Wearwood, Portland; Panuco, Seattle.
SEATTLE. Feb. 10. Arrived Steamer
Spokane. Southeastern Alaska; power schoon
ers Progress, Crossbay, Seaborn, Mukilteo.
Sailed Steamers Admiral Schley, San Fran
cisco; Eva Marie, Vancouver Island; power
schooner Bonner Bros., Cape Pankof.
RAM FRANCISCO. Feb. 10. Arrived
Steamers Chehalis. Grays Jiarbor; Westerner,
Astoria. Sailed Steamers Sanno Hani
(Japanese). Kobe; Northern Pacific, Des
patch. Portland; Governor, Victoria; New
Vessels Entered Yesterday.
Gasoline schooner Roamer, general cargo,
from Coast porta
Vessels Cleared Yesterday.
Gasoline schooner Roamer. general cargo,
for Coast ports.
American steamer La Primera, ballast, for
The tentative basis for the proposed
Federal grain standards for wheat, which
will be considered at the Government hear
ing to be held at tbe Multnomah Hotel In
this city on February 14 and 15. to which
all grain dealers and producers in this dis
trict are invited, are set forth In the fol
lowing announcement Just received from
the United States Department of Agricul
ture: It is contemplated that the standards for
wheat under the United States grain stand
ards act shall be on the basis of the grain
remaining after the determination of "dock
age." and the following classes, sub-classes
and grades are proposed.
I. Hard red Spring, (a) dark hard red
Spring; (b hard red Spring; Nol. 1 to 5, in
clusive, and sample.
II. Durum, (a) amber; (b) red; (c)
mixed; Nos. 1 to 5, Inclusive, and sample.
III. Hard red Winter, (a dark hard red
Winter; (b) yellow hard red Winter; tc)
hard red Winter; Nos. 1 to 0. inclusive, and
IV. Soft red Winter, Nos. 1 to 5, in
clusive, and sample.
V. Common white, (a) hard white; b)
soft white; Nos. 1 to S, inclusive,' and sam
ple. VI. While club, Nos. 1 to 5, Inclusive,
VII. Mixed, Nos. 1 to S. Inclusive, and
When any grain, after the determination
of "dockage." Is found to contain more than
6 per centum of grain of a kind or kinds
other than wheat, it shall not be classified
The classes of particular Interest to grain
men in this section are described aa follows;
Class IV. soft red Winter wheat This
class Includes all varlAies of soft red Win
ter wheat and also red club wheat of the
Pacific Northwest. Grain which, after the
determination of dockage, consists of soft
more than 10 per
or wheats shall not
be classified as soft red Winter wheat.
Class v, common white wheat This class
Includes all varieties (except Sonora) of
common white wheat, whether Winter or
Spring grown. Grain which, after the de
termination of dockage, consists of common
white wheat and more than 10 per centum
of other wheat or wheats shall not be class
ified as common white wheat.
(A) Hard white wheat This subclass In
cludes bluestem. early baart. alien, galgalos.
martin amber and other similar kinds of
common white wheat, except those of soft,
B Soft white wheat This subclass In
cludes ail common white wheat, except
sonora and the white club varieties and hy
brids, not Included In the subclass of hard
white wheat, and also includes wheat of
soft, chalky texture of the kinds embraced
In the subclass of hard white wheat.
Class VI. white club wheat This class in
cludes all varletlea and . hybrids of white
wheat of the variety known as sonora. Grain
which, after the determination of dockage,
consists of white club wheat and more than
10 per centum of other wheat or wheats
snail not be classified as white club wheat.
Mixed wheat Includes any mixture of
wheats not within any class from I to VI
Dockage Includes foreign material such
as sand, dirt, small weed seed, weed stems.
chaff, straw, grains other than wheat, and
undeveloped, shriveled and small, broken
pieces of wheat kernels, which readily can
oe removea irom tne wneat by the use of
proper sieves, screens or other practical
means best suited to the character of for
eign material present. The quantity of the
dockage shall be calculated In terms of
percentage based on the total weight of the
grain including tne dockage. The percent
age of dockage so calculated shall be stated
in terms of whole per cent and half per
cent, a traction of a per cent when equal
to. or greater than, a half shall be treated
as a half and when less than a half It shall
be disregarded. The percentage of dockage
so determined and stated shall be added to
tne graae designation.
Grade requirements for class III and class
IV are given In the following synopsis, with
DUS TO ARRIVE.
Name. From Date.
Northern Pacific. Pan Francisco Feb. It
Breakwater. .... an Francisco. .... .Feb. 13
Beaver Loa Angeles. ...... Feb. 14
F. A, Kllburn. ... fcan Francisco Feb. 37
Rose City . L-os Angeles. ...... .Feb. 20
DUB TO DEPART.
Kama. For Date.
Yale B.F. for 1U.A.-S.D Feb. 12
Northern Pacific. Fan Francisco Feb. 13
Harvard S.F. for L.A.-S I.. ..Feb. 14
Klamath San Francisco Feb. 14
Breakwater. .... .ban Francisco. ..... Feb. 15
Beaver los Angeles. ...... Feb. 1 ti
Multnomah San Diego Feb. itl
Celilo .San Diego Feb. l
Willamette Sail Diego Feb. 17
F. A. Kilourn. ... ban Francisco Feb. ll
Rose City I 'OS Angeles Feb.
Pacific Coast Shipping Notes.
SAX FRANCISCO. Feb. 10. (Special.)-
To the tunes of popular airs and island
melodies played by a Filipino orchestra, th
Pacific Mailer Newport - left for the ('anal
via W at Coast ports this afternoon with the
largest list of passengers carried in months.
So great wa th demand for passage that
several men and women paid cabin fare
and had to sleep in steerage accommodAtlort
while they had cabin privileges otherwise.
The Newport went out with a capacity cargo
and left freight offering behind because
here whs no more stowage space on board.
reporting an uneventful trio from the
Canal and that everything along the Mexi
can West Coast was quiet. Captain H. L..
Jones brought the Pacific Mailer Peru into
port this morning. On board the vessel
were &2 cabin and 12 steerage passengers.
her tanks there was $145,521 in soecle
and her holds carried 1749 tons of cargo.
The greater part of the freight consisted of
coffee and sugar.
LABOR SHORTAGE FACED
GOVERNMENT HAS MANY POSITIONS
01 13 2
BO IS 4
57 13 0
BS II IO
OS 13 10
The synopsis of grade requirements for
class V and class VI follows:
a j? 5" 4 .s
s S 2. 2.r o o
GRADE No. - ' o " B
I S : ?8
I s " ' ' ""
: : z : ' 5 g-
: i : S- : - V ?i
ir-. -I - 3 Z -
ILbs.lP.C. P.C.IP.C. P.C.IP.C.
J 60 18 2 0.5 1 0.0
0 58 13 4 l.O 6 0.0
o 06 33 6 2.0 5 0.5
2 54 14 10 4.0 10 1.0
5 52 15 10 6.0 15 8.0
ASTORIA, Or.. Feb. 10. (Special.) The
team schooner Daisy Gadsby sailed today
for San Pedro with 275.000 feet of lumber
from Westport and 725.0O0 feet from Knapp-
The steam schooner Tiverton arrived dur
ing the night from San Francisco and went
to Westport to load lumber.
After discharging fuol nil at Portland.
the tank steamer Wm. F. Herrin sailed last
night for California.
Carrying freight and passengers from
Portland and Astoria, the steamer F. A.
Kllburn sailed this morning for San Fran
cisco via Coos Bay and Eureka,
The steam schooner Santiam arrived dur
ing the night from San Pedro and went to
the Hammond mill to load lumber.
Bringing a cargo of fuel oil, the tank
steamer Argyll arrived today from California.
The steamer Hose City sailed tonight for
San Francisco and San Pedro with freight
and passengers from Portland and Astoria.
COOS BAY. Or.. Feb. IO. (Special.)
The steam schooner Hardy sailed with lum
ber from the Buehner mill, for San Francisco.
The steamship F. A. Kllburn Is due to
morrow from Portland, and will sail for
The steamer Centra 11a sailed for San
Francisco with a lumber cargo loaded at
the Bay Park mill.
Arriving from San Francisco, the steamer
Adeline Smith Is loading lumber for Bay
Sailing this afternoon the steam schooner
lellowstone had a lumber cargo from the
North Bend Mill & Lumber Company dock.
for San Francisco delivery.
SEATTLE. Wash., Feb. 10. (Special.)
The steamer Admiral Schley sailed at 11
A. M. today for San Francisco with 40 pas
sengers and a capacity cargo. The only
other departure today waa the powei
schooner Bender Bros., for Cape Panko with
Arrivals today Included the steamer Spo
kane, with 33 passengers and a fair cargo
including 44 boxes of fresh fish, and the
power schooner Progress, from Cross Sound
In distress at 10 A. M. The Progress sailed
from Seattle J an Gary 20. towing the sailing
schooner Harold Blekum for Seward. Oft
Cape Ommanney the hawser parted in
gale and the Progress was forced to turn
back while the windjammer proceeded, mak
ing Seward February 8. The Progress made
heavy weather of it, losing her mainmast
and eight dories when a big sea swept hei
decks. Her first mate, Charles Quinn, waa
knocked down by the same sea and suffered
broken rib. Other members of the crew
were badly irostbitten. She will rent here
and sail In about two weeks for the fishing
The steamer Admiral Farrasut will take
the sailing of February 17, to San Francttico.
with freight and passengers instead of th
Dewey, which will make a special freight
trip to San Francisco, sailing February 10.
Bids on the building of two sea go ln
barges of l."00 dead -weight tons capacity
were opened today by the Alaskan Engi
neering Commission. The low bidder whs
the McAteer Shipbuilding Company, of Seat
tie, with a tender of S44.9UO each, delivery
In 00 and 120 days. Only one bid on op
erating barges between Seattle and Anchor
age was received today, the firm being the
Columbia Barge Company, which offered
two barges at f 05 a day and a tug at flu.,
a day running, and $145 per day anchored.
Frank Waterhouse & Company today
chartered the steamer Luis Nielsen for two
voyages from B. Stolt Nielsen, of Norway.
for private terms. The Nielsen was launched
from tbe Skinner A Eddy plant here, Jan
uary 23. Shee will be ready for service
ftrly in March, and Waterhouse will send
her to Singapore.
Examinations Are to Be Held March
13, and no Kdacational or Mental
Tests Are tt Be Required.
Ia many ways the Government is
experiencing a labor shortage, which.
is shown in a list of positions main
tained, by the Corps of Kngrineers, U.
S. A., in the projects under way In
Oregon and Washington. Such billets
as blacksmiths and blacksmith helpers,
brakemen, cranemen, steam and gaso
line marine engineers, mates for ocean
going vessels, quartermasters for
deepwater service and rock dumpers
are said to be available, and applica
tions have been insufficient to meet
the demands of the service.
As a means of establishing an eligi
ble list and placing such men as will
be required for 1917. examinations are
to be held here April 1. and the last
date for filing applications with the
secretary of the board, room 102
Custom-House building, is March 15.
Some of the positions for which ap
plications will be accepted are as fol
lows: Blacksmith, blacksmith helper,
brakeman, carpenter, cranesman. der
rick hand, engineman. fireman, (marine,
stationary and locomotive), handyman,
inspector, lineman, marine engineer
(steam), marine engineer (gasoline).
mate (ocean-g "ing), master, oiler, over
seer, piledriver helper, quartermaster
(steersman), . ock dumper, survey man
(who may perform the duties of
transttman. level man, recorder, rod- -man,
No educational test will be given,
and applicants will not be assembled
for a mental examination. The exam
ination is open to all citizens of the
United States who meet the requirements.
DAILY CITY STATISTICS
CARLSON To Mr, and Mrs. Swan J.
Carlson. Fuirvirw, Or.. February . a son.
HYDE To Mr. anil Mrs. uarnell nyoe.
86tl Powell struet. February a. a daughter.
LIEBLE To Mr. ana airs, nfnry . iie-
ble. 7(iU Kast KlRhth sLreet North. February
3. twin daughters.
tlA 1 10 -ir. ana nira. nrruj
Slanfleld Apartments. February 3. a. daugh
ter COX To Mr. and Mrs. Neil M. Cox. 1163
East I'Sth street North. February 3. a son.
MISKNHIMKK To Mr. ana -irs. jonn
Mlsenhimer. Sixty-ninth and Cooper streets,
February 4. a daughter.
POSTER-HAJEK Arthur 1. Foster. 1503
Ktst Klithth street North, and Virginia
Hajek. l::i'7 Kast Eleventh street North.
ORDST1UNU.WA1.L r . A. v an urn-
strand. f54 Sixth street, and Mildred K.
Wall. 430 Morris street.
l'RYNAN-ZlEKUKN Fred James Dry-
den. ":il Sixty-nfth street Southeast, and
Alicia M. Zierden. H1Htrlale. or.
Kl'CKI.EV-KRACE Carl A. Buckley.
44H Rodney avenue, and Alice Brace, same
W. W. Ttl'CKKR Krect one-story fram.
garage. 7t3 Everett street, between Twenty
second and Twenty-fourth; builder, same;
W". W. RUCKF.R Repair one-and-one-half-storv
frame dwelling. It-, liveretl. between
Twentv-second and Twenty-fourth; 2H.
BKXKST PTAXSHKKY Repair two
story frame cone factory. t4:t First, between
Lincoln and Grant: . Moore, builder; f'JOO.
BERTHA MAXWKLL Repair one-and-one-half-story
frame dwelling. t?71 East Irv
ing, between Twenty-eighth and Twenty
ninth: I. E. Maxwell, builder; loO.
BERTHA M AXWELb Erect one-story
frame garage. 77 Forty-first street, between
Davis and Couch; O. E. Maxwell, builder;
W. r. FENTON Repair four-story mill,
steel frame, printing shop. C" Broadway, .
between Oak and Ankeny; H. Hirschberger
Company, builder: J4.
BF.HTHA MAXWEL.I, Erect two-story
frame garage. 77 East Forty-first, between
Davia und Couch; U. E. Maxwell, builder;
R. E. ALLEN Repair one-and-one-half-story
frame dwelling, r.721 Seventy-seventh
street. between Fifty-seventh and Ftfty
etchth avenues; Powers & Heald. builder;
LOCIS JOHNSON Repair one-story frame
dwelling, t'435 Seventy-first street, between
Sixty-fourth and Sixty-fifth avenues;
builder, same; $Hi.
PORTLAND HOTEL COMPANY Repair
slx-storv hotel. Ifi7 Sixth street, between
Morrison and Yamhill: builder, same: f.M.
ENTERPRISE HOME BU I LDERS
Erect one-story frame dwelling, l.'ltlo West
anna, between Syracuse and Lombard;
builders, s:tme: $2000.
E. GRAFtLE Erect one-story garage.
1273 Ettst Main, between Forty-second and
Fortv-tbird: builder, same; $lon.
fil'S HOLMES ESTATE Repair one-story
frame store. -'." Ruraell, between Williams,
and Vancouver: builder. A. Benton; $7.".
D. r. THOMPSON Repair one and two
storv brick ordinary workshop. -4 Second
street: builder. J. O. Kilcren: $100.
JOHN K1ERNAN Repair two-story
brick ordinary employment office and rooming-house.
'4 Second street, between Burn
side and Couch; J. W. Thurman. builder;
BERTHA VAXTSRWALD Repair framn
dwelling. 1til Clarendon street, between Wil
lis and Lombard, w . rl. Lacer, buliaer;
GOODS BUYING LIBERAL
COTTOXS EASIER BUT WOOL
Large Attendance of Bayer at Central
Markets Order for Fall
South Santlam to Be Bridged.
ALBANY, Or., Feb. 10. Plans have
been announced by tbe County Court
for the construction of a new bridge
over the South Santlam River near
Foster this Summer. It will be a 150
foot span with approaches. County
Commissioner Butler is preparing1 plans
for the bridge.
, Quicksilver Property Sold.
GOLD HILL. Or., Feb, 10. (Special.)
The Utah Quicksilver Company, lo
cated In the Meadows district near Gold
Hill, was sold this week to 1L E. Doane
and G. E. Harney, a mining man from
California. It is promised that opera
tion will, start as soon as the snow
Sample grade Hard white wheat, sort
white wheat, or white club wheat, as the
case may be, that does not coma within the
requirements of any oi tne rive numerical
grades, or that is hot. fire-burned, infested
with live weevil, or otherwise of distinctly
low quality. ,
a Wheat of grades Nos. 1 to A in
clusive, must be cool and sweet, f
b) Wheat of grade 5 may be musty
or slightly sour, but must be cooL
(c) Of wheats or otner classes tne maxi
mum limit specified for each numerical
grade may Include not to exceed l.per cen
tum of durum wheat.
d) Of Inseparable foreign material not
more than one-half of the maximum limit
specified for each numerical grade may con
sist of klnghead. corn cockle, vetch, darnel,
or wild rose, either singly or in any combi
nation. Percentages specified in the grade re
quirements In the proposed standards, ex
cept in the case of moisture, shall be ascer
tained by weight.
The percentage of moisture content in
wheat shall be equivalent to that ascer
tained by the moisture tester and the
method of use thereof described in circular
No. 72. and supplement thereto. Issued by
the United States Department of Agricul
ture. Bureau of Plant Industry.
The test weight per bushel Involved In
the determination of grade under the pro
posed standards shall be equivalent to that
ascertained by the testing apparatus and
the method of use thereof described in
Bulletin 472, dated October 80. 1916. issued
by the United States Department of Agri
culture. Inseparable foreign material Includes all
matter other than wheat remaining In the
grain after dockage has been properly removed.
Oregon Man on Lost Ship.
MARSHFIELD, Or.. Feb. 10. .Spe
cial.) James Magree. first mate on the)
steamer Portland, abandoned in the At
lantic Ocean in December after tha
crew had burned all the woodwork;
available to keep the ship proceeding;
toward land, has written from Kirk
wall, where the crew landed after being-
picked up by the steamer Brazil.
The vessel drifted helpless after losinp?
its oil supply In a Kale for 17 days, and
as they were about to be brought into
harbor in Bermuda the Umbria's tow
line broke and they were abandoned.
Afterwards they drifted for another
week before beinfr picked up by the
Brazil, whose captain refused to at
tempt towini? the Portland, since there
had been a westerly grale prevailing; for
a full week. The crew returned from
Kirkwall to America on the Bergens
fjord, a Scandinavian liner.
Mr. Masee is a resident of Empire,
on Coos Bay. When they were rescued
by the Brazil the crew of the Portland
had but three days rations left.
ARMY INSPECTOR IS HERE
Colonel W. B. Burtt Starts In on In
fantry Companies In City.
Captain W. B. Burtt. of the United
States Infantry and Colonel of the
Fifth Regiment, National Guard of
California, arrived in Portland yester
day to aid. in the inbpectlon of the 1 ben booked for Fall iu aii napped wotton.
Steady business In th Eastern dry roods
market in reported In mail advices Just at
hand from New York. The distribution of
dry goods continues on a liberal Mala anrl
the attendance of buyers at large central ,
marnuw indicates a maintenance or confi
dence In the consuming- power of the coun
try. The developments of the past week
show an increasing Interest in the sys
tematic pursuit of foreign trade In textiles,
demand for export being more general, and
sales n small lots being more frequent.
Intermittent labor troubles in widely sep
arated localities are reported from time to
time and mills th.at have attempted nifrht
operations have not found them profitable
In many Instances, owing to the dearth of
desirable labor. Production is steadier, on
the whole, ana manufacturers are jttttl
bending most of their energies toward fill
ing he orders In hand, rather than in try
ing to add to their sold-to-arrive list.
Orders for Fall have been accumulating
steadily, most of the large cotton Kuods
houses having sold as many Fall cottons as
mills will make for the new season. In the
wool goods division, rising prices are be
coming more marked in consequence of tn
openings of new fine and fancy lines, where
advances are accentuated by the scarcity
of fine wools. Some lines of silk ?oods
are being offered and sold for Fall dfllvery.
That existing high prices are causing hen
itatU n is most evident among converters
and other traders who must look months
ahead. The desire to keep assets liquid, and
stocks low, is still appa.-rnt, especially in
retail channels, where values are not yet
on a parity with those quoted in primary
markets, especially on many staple cloths.
Staple convertibles and domestics are gen
erally easy, but, as mills still have many
goods on order, price revisions are alow and
irregular. Cotton yarns have been reduced
in some instances as much as 10 per cent.'
from the extreme top. Staple and dress
ginghams are In good demand, and colored
cloths are generally firmer than other lines
of cottons. Duck is offered more freely
from second hands at lower prices. Bleached
cottons are quiet, branded lines being; held
firm, and unbranded lines offered at prices
nearer the lower parity of gray cloths.
Prints are quiet and percales steady.
Novelty wash goods continue in demand, re
orders on low-priced staples being flow. Silk
and cottons are In good demand, especially
in novelty designs, while Fall dress cottons.
in piece dyes, both plain and fancy, are sell-
well. A very substantial business has
made by us cost no more
than Kryptoks made by
other opticians, but the
Kryptoks supplied by us
are better, being- finished
on specially made ma
chines and in the finest,
most completely equipped
retail optical factory in
Besides, we do all (he
work under one roof, from
the examination of your
eyes- to the accurate fit
ting of the finished glasses.
209-10-11 Corbett Bldg.
Portland" Oldent and Largest
KxcluNtve Optical House.