16 THE SUNDAY OREG ONI AX, PORTLAND, FEBRUARY 11, 1917. 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. SHIPYARDS Other Lines of Easiness Related to Shipbuilding Are Also lie ported to Bo in Unusually Pros perous Condition. 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 River. 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 details. 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 not delayed. 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 was organized. 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. THAT i WILL SHORTLY ENTER FOREIGN TRADE. - I - i -!.:. i.-vr info u t I. m : . I ii--, k- it 7 it '. I ' , . . 4 t T ' - v I , X ' V . v t I s . x ' v - , f X GRADES FOR COAST Tentative Basis for Proposed Wheat Standards'. 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 work. 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 ary 19. 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 birthday. 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 schooners. NEW CONTRACTS IN SIGHT 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 RESUME SHIPBUILDING. 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, lighthouse inspector. 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 Friday. 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 mediate Future. 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 charge. 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 last night. "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 the officer. 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 terly. . 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 Low. Hih. 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 Columbia. 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 out. Notice to Mariners. ' i 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, off Blanco. 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 and Eureka. 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 port, Balboa. 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 Wlllapa Harbor. 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 sample. 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, and sample. VII. Mixed, Nos. 1 to S. Inclusive, and sample. 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 as wheat. 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, chalky texture. 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 inclusive. 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 minimum limits: MARINE INTELLIGENCE. Steamer Schedule. 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 TO KII.1-. GRADE NO. -1- L,bs.iP.C. 01 13 2 BO IS 4 57 13 0 BS II IO OS 13 10 35 P.C.IP.C. 0..1 .0 2.0 4.0 a.o .K C3 o tr 3? 3- -I- P.C.IP.C. 0.0 0.0 0.5 1 .0 8.0 'Damaged kecnels. 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- ton. 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 Eureka. " 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 Point. 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 cannery supplies. 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 banks. 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, chainman). 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 . Itirtbs. 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. Marriage l.lrrnae. 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 address. Building Permit. 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; $1 ". 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; $0"O0. 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; 30. 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; (4. BERTHA VAXTSRWALD Repair framn dwelling. 1til Clarendon street, between Wil lis and Lombard, w . rl. Lacer, buliaer; 33o. GOODS BUYING LIBERAL COTTOXS EASIER BUT WOOL "PRODUCTS ADVANCING. Large Attendance of Bayer at Central Markets Order for Fall Accumulate. . 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 leaves.' i Damaged kernels. 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 Ilng been KRYPIOK, FAR vision. filhouf lines. inthe tens KRYPTOKS 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 Portland. Besides, we do all (he work under one roof, from the examination of your eyes- to the accurate fit ting of the finished glasses. THOMPSON OPTICAL INSTITUTE 209-10-11 Corbett Bldg. Portland" Oldent and Largest KxcluNtve Optical House.