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THE SUXDAY OREGOXIAX, PORTLAND, FEBRUARY 13, 1917.
BIG MOTOR SHIP
Ceremony Is Held at Seattle.
Miss Nan Burckhardt, of
Portland, Is Sponsor.
CRAFT TO OPERATE HERE
Management Refuses Flattering
Charter Offers, and Says Vessel
Is Best of Type and Built
for Own Use.
. SEATTLE, Wash.. Feb. 17. (Special.)
k Before a crowd of 2000 persons, in
cluding a delegation of Portland ship
ping men, the big motor ship Oregon,
of the Alaska-Pacific Navigation Com
pany, of Portland, was sent down the
ways at 11 o'clock this morning, while
Miss Nan Burckhardt. daughter of C. A.
Burckhardt. a resident of Portland, the
vessel's home port, broke the tradi
tional champagne bottle over the bows.
The breaking of the bottle gave rise
to a pretty scene that brought out
again the old superstition of "threes,"
three blows being struck by the dainty
Portland girl before the glass cracked
and bathed the stem of the ship with
the juice of the grape. Despite the fail
ure of the first attempt to break the
bottle. Miss Burckhardt was not I.
abashed, but swung the bottle a little
stronger on the second, and at the third
found the necessary force before the
big blistenlng hull had slid out of
A special car service to handle the
crowds was put on by the traction
company, and automobiles lined the
street for nearly two blocks. The
event was open to the public, and the
public made the most of it.
Craft Largest of Type on Coast.
The Oregon, first and largest of her
type ever built in the Northwest, meas
ures 234 feet over all, has a beam of
4 2 feet and a depth of hold of 26 feet,
with a cargo capacity of 3000 tons.
Her lines are a combination of speed
and seaworthiness, and In addition to
her cargo space the vessel has pas
senger accommodations for 50 persons.
The Oregon will be operated by the
Tunaing company, i i. j uum iu jrv. "'an
fipmmes- its manager. desdte flatter-W
ing offers for charter received from
both the Pacific and Atlantic coasts.
"The company built this ship with the
intention of operating it," said Mr.
"There is a distinction between ves
sels built to sell, and built for use. All
the money that has gone into the vessel
is from the company, and nothing has
been spared to make her the last word
In her type. We have received favor
able offers for charter from both the
Atlantic and Pacific coasts, but expect
to find use for her in the Northwest."
Engjlnes to Be Installed.
The Oregon will be equipped with
Eouthwork-Harris Diesel engines. She
was built to conform with Lloyd's re
quirements, and will rank with any
vessel of her type afloat. The engine
will be installed within the next few
weeks, when the Oregon will probably
be sent to Portland. Captain O. A.
Johanson, a director of the company,
will be her commander.
Among the Portland people present
at the launching were: Mr. and Mrs.
C. A. Burckhardt Miss Nan Burckhardt,
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Burgard, of the
Port of Portland Commission: Mr. and
Mrs. G. H. Kelley, of the Portland Port
Commission; Frank E. Dooley. R. E.
Pchmeer. L. T. Mullett, J. O. Hoyt, J.
W. McKenzie, Charles Dexter, A. E.
Allen. R. P. Knight, F. C Barnes.
Chester Deering. C. D. Starr. Phil
Metschan, Jr., James Cook and J. P.
Miss Burckhardt, the sponsor, wore
a dress of white and an apple-green
cloak with a 'white bonnet. She car
ried a bouquet of red rosebuds and
lilies of the valley, fhe was presented
with a silver vanity case by directors
of the company following the launch
ASTORIA STOP IS OPPOSED
Bill Intended to Aid Coasters Finds
Opposition at Washington.
Private information from Washing
ton relative to objections by Represen
tative Hawley against Senator Lane's
bill, that seeks to eliminate the neces
sity for coastwise vessels stopping at
Astoria to tile manifestos when bound
to or from Portland, is that if the ves
sels are granted the privilege it will
tend to increase the smuggling of
opium. Orientals, liquor and immoral
In view of the fact those behind the
bill have made it plain that the con
cession is not advocated for the benefit
of foreign vessels, or American vessels
under register, they being compelled as
at present to call there and abide by the
regulations, it is wondered here how
euch wholesale and objectionable smug
gling will be more probable on vessels
plying between American ports than
under the existing rules. Representa
tive McArthur has telegraphed here for
data, which have been forwarded, and
show the change is desired as a means
ef expediting the movement of vessels.
FLORENCE OLSON DUPLICATE
Kruso & Banks Iay Keel of New Snip
and Seventn Contract Expected.
NORTH BEND, Or., Feb. 17. (Spe
cial.) The Kruse & Banks shipyard is
laying the Keel for a new boat for
Olson & Co., of San Krancisco, which
wil be a duplicate of the Florence Ol
eon, turned out in the Fall of 1916 by
The same shipbuilding Arm. P. P. Sheri
dan, architect and engineer for the Ol
eons and the Horace Baxter Company,
and Captain C O. Klose. inspector for
Horace Baxter & Co., will direct the
The Horace Baxter, now on the ways,
will be completed about March 1 and
It Is said the company has a contract
to start construction at once of
seventh vessel, all within a period of
one year. The Xann Smith II will not
dc ready for the water before April 1
This vessel is being built for the C. A.
jsmttti iiumoer & Manufacturing Com
Deal Afoot to Transfer Eureka Plant
and Start Building Steel Vessels.
EUREKA. Cal., Feb. li Negotiations
were under way here today for the
purchase of the Bendixsen shipyards
here by the Rolph Navigation & Coal
Company of San Francisco, it was re
ported. John D. Stelling secretary of
the Navigation & Coal Company of
which Mayor James .rtoipn, jr.-, of San
Francisco, is president, was here in
It was eaid if the deal was consum
mated, steel as well as wooden 'vessels
would be built here.
Pi reman Fo-.nd in River.
SOUTH BEND, Wash., Feb. 16.
(Special.) The body of Michael Swee
ney. 42 years of age, native of Ireland,
a member of the marine "firemen's
union at San Francisco, was found
floating in the river here today.
Sweeney is supposed to have been
drowned off a steam schooner, prob
ably the Santa Barbara, here a month
ago. Word has been received from the
San Francisco union to hold the body
until a brother of Sweeney can be
BIDS 3IADE OX CHAMPOEG HULL
Portland Firm Is Lowest of River
- Yards In Proposals for Work.
Of three proposals opened Friday
for building a new hull for the Federal
dredge Champoeg, used on the Upper
Willamette River project, the Portland
Shipbuilding Company was lowest, its
figure being $8250. The St. Johns
Shipbuilding Company bid $9475 and
Wilson Bros., of Astoria, $13,865. The
hull is to be 86 feet long, CO feet beam
and 5.6 feet depth of hold.
The Champoeg wa laid down In 1895
and rebuilt in 1906. Her present hull
is SO feet long, the same as the new
one, and the depth of the hold five feet.
The new work is to be hurried as soon
as a contract is closed, and she will
have a part to perform again in the
1917 operations In the Willamette.
Pacific Coast Shipping Notes.
SEATTLE, Wash., Feb. .17. (Special.)
Bringing a full freight cargo, the steamer
Senator arrived from San Francisco today.
The steamer Northwestern, from South
weatern Alaska via the outside passage, ar-
rived at 11:30 A. M. with 21 passengers
and a full cargo of ore.
The schooner Albert Meyer from Kaanap
all at 1 P. M,' was the only other arrival.
Departures Included the City of Seattle,
for Southeastern Alaska, with 30 passengers
and a fair freight cargo.
Steamer Admiral Dewey, for San Francis
co, at 7 -A. M., with 32 passengers and a
- The oil tanker El Segundo, for San Fran
cisco, at 7 A. M., and the steamer Victoria,
for Southwestern Alaska via Port Blakeley,
at 7 A. M. The Victoria Is taking; a general
freight cargo and completes with lumber
at Port Blakeley.
The recently organized shipping firm of
Thorndyke & Trenholme announced today
the chartering of the Japanese steamer
Tosan Maru. The vessel is now loading In
the Orient for Seattle and will be the start
of a new line, according to the charterers.
Bids for 10.000 tons of 70-pound steel rails
and fittings were opened today by the Al
aska Engineering Commission office here.
The United States Steel Products Company
and the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company
turned in identical bids of $40 a ton lor
flr-t class and $33 for second class.
The Commission closed a transportation
contract with the Columbia Barge Company
to handle supplies by barga from Puget
Sound to Seward and Anchorage. Under the
terms of the contracts the barge company
furnishes two tugs and two barges and will
also operate the barge Lawrence, owned by
the Commission. The tug L. Roecoe, owned
by the Commission, probably will be put up
The motor ship Oregon, a vessel of 3000
tons cargo capacity, was launched today
from the plant of the Alaska Pacific Navl-
gat ion Company.
The Cunard line has let to the Seattle
Construction & Dry dock: Company, of Se
attle, the contract for six steel freight
steamships, at a figure In .excess of $6,
000,000, announced C, "W, Wiley, president
of the company, here today. Each of the
vessels will be 396 feet overall, 53 feet beam
and 25 feet, 3 inches depth of hold, with
cargo capacity of 7500 tons. Delivery will be
from April to September, 1018.
PAN FRANCISCO, Cal., Feb. 17. (Spe
cial.) -All northbound vessels were held
back by a stiff northwesterner today, while
those southbound are helped out by It to a
certain extent. Late this afternoon the tug
Goliath, towing the barge Waahougal, re
turned to port, abandoning a trip to Port
The steamer Mukllteo. with the barge
Charles Nelson in tow. put Into Drake's Bay
this afternoon to escape the stress of
weather. The two vessels are bound from
this port to Puget Sound.
Two schooners from oversea points made
port late Friday night and passed quaran
tine this morning. They were the Cam 1 no.
from Gilbert Islands, and the Commerce,
from Manila, both copra laden.
Making a fast trip of eight days from Co-
mox, the ship John Ena. of the Hlnd-Rolph
fleet, made port this evening with coal for
The Dutch .steamer Soerakarta rot awav
this afternoon for Java, after being repaired
here aa a result of being run down by the
southern pacinc train ferry Transit in a
The Dutch steamer Madioen. New York
for Java, pift in here for fuel this morning
and will proceed to the Orient tomorrow.
"Sailing vessels are coming back into their
own and they wlU pay their owners big
dividends, said Mayor James Rolph, Jr.,
In commenting on his purchase of the Ben-
dlxen shipyards at Eureka, today. The yards
at tne (Jaiirorrpa port were purchased at
price of $50,000, but four vessels on the
stocks had to be finished before the Rolph
company couia taite tnem over, he said.
I am going to build some saillna vem-ela.
said the Mayor, in commenting on his pur
chase. "1 am &. firm believer in the future
of the sailing veacel and with the price
of ateam vesael. at the present rate the
aalllns ship has a. great future."
COOS BAT. Or., Feb. IT. Special.) The
steamer Adeline Smith, which went to the
lower bay last night with lumber from the
Smith mills, sailed for San Francisco this
The steamship F. A. Kilbum sailed for
The steam schooner Centralis, transport
Ing lumber for the Bay Park Lumber Com
pany, arrived for a cargo.
The gasoline schooner Rustler returned
from a freighting trip to Port Orford and
The gasoline schooner Patsy, from Port
land, en route to Bandon. called here to
discharge an amount of freight.
The steam schooners Hardy and Tellow-
stone are due tomorrow from San Francisco,
each one day late.
Melvin Kern, a resident of nglewood, was
seriously burned about the face and neck
today, when a backfire blew a carburetor
and fire from an engine on the launch
vega. it was said the burns may prove
The steamship Breakwater arrived this
morning from Portland and anchored in the
lower bay awaiting 'change of tide before
sailing for Eureka and San Francisco.
ASTORIA, Or.. Feb. 17. (Special.) The
steam schooner Willamette sailed today for
San Pedro with 850,000 feet of lumber from
Carrying feed and oats from Portland
the steam schooner Despatch sailed this
morning for San Francisco.
The steamer Beaver sailed early this
morning for San Francisco and San Pedro
with freight and passengers from Portland
and Astoria. -
The steam schooner J. B. Stetson arrived
today from San Francisco with freight for
Astoria and Portland. She will load lum
ber at Portland and Westport.
Carrying a cargo of 1.OO0.0O0 feet of lum
ber from St. Helens, the steam schooner
Multnomah sailed today for San Francisco.
The tank steamer Washtenaw is due from
California with fuel oil for Astoria and
The steam schooner Santa Barbara is due
from San Francisco to load lumber at
The steam schooner Phnsta is due from
San Francisco to load lumber at Westport
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BILL HOT TO DELAY
Ship Construction on River Is
to Be Completed.
MORE BUSINESS IN SIGHT
Canard Line Expected to Let Orders
for Freighters or to Buy Any
That May Be Available on
the Pacific Coast. .
Tonnage now under construction and
contracted for hers In the Interests of
foreign owners is to be allowed to be
completed by the new shipping bill.
Washington dispatches having carried
the news yesterday that the Senate
commerce committee had considered the
measure and expects to report it to the
Senate tomorrow, changed so existing
contracts are protected.
At that, Portland plants have pros-
WHICH WAS LAUNCHED AT SEATTLE YESTERDAY.
WZieA ftfe Zacsrz c&zti fz,atz. Yesterday.
pects of much additional business In
the way of new steel chips and the
question now is whether they will be
permitted to add to their contracts or
If business may be closed for in ad
vance of the measure becoming- effect
ive, such calculations being; with the
expectation that the bill will bo passed.
One of the moat Important develop
ments looked for here in the way of
new contracts is in building; freighters
for the Cunard line, in connection with
which it is understood J. Ft, Bowles,
president of the Northwest Steel Com
pany, went East a week ago. It is re
ported on the waterfront that five ves
sels were offered from the Cunard in
terests to be built here, though it is
said 20 could be closed for if assur
ances were given as to delivery, the
Cunard Interests being; anxious to g-et
into the Pacific trade and in prepara
tion for that have established an
agency at San Francisco.
Puget Sound builders have had offers
of Cunard contracts as well and it is
said all are for freighter types, the
company not intending: at present to
pattern after Its trans-Atlantic service
in using palatial liners. There is
thought to be & probability that some
of the steamers building here, as well
as at San Francisco and on Puget
Sound, for Scandinavian interests might
be purchased to start the service, as
builders are so crowded at present with
orders that reasonably early delivery
on additional carriers could not be
Anchors and anchor chain for new
vessels at the Northwest plant, as well
as some of the wooden auxiliary
schooners building on the river, are on
the way from England aboard & Harri
son liner due at the Panama Canal
yesterday. O. P. Graham, a South
Portland builder, has a contract for
turning out eight lifeboats for the ves
sels. Kach ship will carry three boats,
so more contracts will be let later.
DEEP CHANNEL WANTED
BANDON TO ASK COSORESS FOR
BIONUY FOR COO.IILLE RIVER.
Port to Construct Dredge to Keep
Waterway Clear, and Federal Fond
Will Be lard for Maintenance.
BANDON, Or.. Feb. 17. (Special.)
A new project for the Coquiile liiver
harbor has been outlined by the Port
of Bandon and approved by the United
States Engineers, which will mean the
immediate expenditure of (100,000, and
$10,000 a year for an indefinite period.
The aim of the port is to maintain a
IS-foot channel from the mouth of the
river to Parkersburg and a 12-foot
channel from that point to Coquiile,
making it possible for ocean-going
steamers to dock at Coquiile.
A bill is now being prepared to be
Introduced at the present session of
Congress by Representative W. C.
Hawley calling' for an emergency ap
propriation of 60,000 for Improving
the river channel and a continuous an
nual appropriation of $10,000 for
maintenance. The Port of Bandon,
through the Issuance of bonds to the
amount of $25,000 and the use of $15.-
000 tax money,- will construct a suction
dredge at the local shipyard for per
manent use on the river, the Govern
ment money to be used for its opera
The plans for the dredge have been
drawn by J. H. Polhemus, Junior en
gineer, of the Portland office. ,
PORTLAND AGENCY OPENED
Fair & Moran Enter Field for
Steamer and Lumber Business.
Fair & lloran, of San Francisco,ves-
sel operators and lumber dealers, have
established a Portland agency with A
C. Tebb in charge. They have the
steamer J. B. Stetson, which arrived
yesterday from the south to load lum
ber and will be dispatched with passen
gers as well, making California ports
as far as San Diego.
Andy Moran. of the firm, is well
known here because of having been
general manager for Swayne & Hoyt
when that company operated the steam
ers Camino, Navajo, Paraiso and Alva
rado between Portland and California
harbors. At present the new partner
ship is engaged in the transpacific
trade out of San Francisco as well as
being interested in other routes.
Slip Moved to Help Build Railroad
Connection to Shipyard.
One of the waterfront landmarks
that has stood for years and been the
means of shipping thousands of tons of
products from the river district, the
Albina incline, a slanting railroad
trestle adjoining the Albina dock of the
O.-W. R. & N. holdings. Is no more,
having been razed last week. Part of
the material is being used In the con
struction of. a trestle from the Albina
yard to the new plant of the Albina
Engine & Machine Works, where six
steel steamers are to be turned out.
Steamers bringing freight from all
river districts have discharged at the
Incline for years, their loads going di
rect into cars for reshipment over the
dock for railroad destinations. There
have been times when runaway cars
have left the end of the rails there,
so the incline has furnished excitement,
as well as played its part in the com
merce of the port.
HASSALO IS GOTTEN READY
O.-W. R. & N. Packet Groomed In
Advance of Beach, Period.
Sunlight scintillating on harbor
waters yesterday, fanned by a "north
wester" of zephyrlike gentleness,
caused "Captain" Budd to ruminate as
he gazed from the windows of the
O.-W. It. & N. Ash-street dock, and the
upshot of it was be ordered the
steamer Hassalo to be shifted from the
dock to Albina tomorrow, so she can be
fitted with a new stack and new flues
and be in readiness for the 1916 beach
Overhauling was begun on the crack
sternwheeler early in the month, and
Vr . . M
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when the lower river business takes on
its Spring rush she probably . will go
out to assist the Harvest Queen, later
being placed on her season's schedule
between Portland. Astoria and Megler.
The Harvest Queen is on the run now.
The T. J. Potter, also of the Summer
fleet, is lying at the "boneyard."
MARINE INTELLIGENCE. '
DOS TO ARRIVE.
F. A. Ktlburn .... San Francisco. ..
Northern PsxIflc.San Francisco...
Hose City ....... .Loe Angelea. . . -
Breakwater. .... .San Francisco. ..
Beaver Lrm Angeles. .. ..
DUB TO DEPART.
. Feb. -23
Yale P.F. for L.A.-S.D... Feb.
J. B. Stetson San Diego Feb.
b'. A. KIluurD .... bull t rLClsco. ..... Feo.
Northern Pacific. Satt Francisco. .... Feb.
Harvard S.F. for L.A.-S.D.. . .Feb.
lioie City........ Lms Anselea. ...... Feb.
Breakwater. .... .San Francisco. ... Feb.
Klamath. ....... San Francisco. ..... Feb.
Heaver. los Anseles. ...... Feb.
Marconi Wireless Reports.
Alt positions reported at S P. M.,
17, unless otherwiae desiamated.)
PENNSYLVANIA, Balboa for San Fran
cisco. 701 miles south of &an Francisco.
MINNESOTA, fan Francisco for New
York. SHO miles south of San Diego.
NEWPORT. Ban Franclaco for Balboa,
70 miles west of Mazatlan.
GEO. W. KL1IEK. Balboa for Pan "Fran
cisco, 1035 miles south of San Francisco.
VUSEM1TE, San Francisco for Port Gam
ble. 45 miles from port Gamble.
DRAKE. Port Angelas fur Klchmond, 715
miles north of Klchmond.
GOVERNOR, Heat lie for Ean Francisco,
16 miles south of Bianco.
EL. SEGUNDO. Point Wells for Rich
mond. 20 miles from Point Wells.
ASUNCION. Richmond for Powell River.
230 miles south of Kngllsh Bay. r
WAPAMA. Han Francisco for Rverett, 23
miles south of Umatilla lightship.
KLAMATH, St. Helens for San Francisco,
off Northwest Seal Rocks.
ADEL.1NK SMITH. Marshfield for San
FranrlBco. 239 miles north of San Francisco.
MULTNOMAH. Portland for San Fran
cisco, 75 mtls south of Columbia Klver.
DESPATCH. Portland for San Francisco.
115 mtlen south of Astoria.
BEAVER. Portland for San Francisco,
35H miles north of San Francisco.
ATLAS. Klchmond for Portland. 148 miles
north of Richmond.
NORTHERN PACIFIC. San Francisco for
Flavel, 2H miles south of Blunts Reef.
KILBURN, Coos Bay for Portlund. 60
mlts south of Columbia River.
WILLAMETTE. St. Helens for San Fran-
Cisco. 12o miles south of Columbia River.
CORO.VADO. San Francisco for Qraya
Harbor, -uv miles north or Han Francisco.
l.UCAK. towlnc haree ft.V Seattle or Rich
mond. 337 miles north of Richmond.
LOGAN, San Francisco for Manila. 2468
miles from San Francisco. Feb. 1.
I.URL1NE, Honolulu for San Francisco.
117B miles from San Francisco. Feb. 1H.
MANOA, San Francisco for Honolulu. 08
miles from San Francisco. Feb. ltt.
ECUADOR. San Francisco for Orient.
1245 miles from San Francisco. Feb. 3H.
GREAT NORTHERN. San Francisco for
Honolulu, 617 miles northeast of Bllo
HYADES. Ran Francisco for Honolulu.
ai mues irom san r ranclsco. Feb. 16.
ENTERPRISE, Honolulu for San Fran
Cisco. 519 miles from San Francisco. Feb. 16,
PRESIDENT. San Francisco for Seattle.
90 miles north of San Francisco.
MOFFETT, Ban Francisco for Kahnlul.
230 miles from San Francisco.
PARAISO. San Francisco for Maxatlan.
off Point Lobos.
IDAHO, Grays Harbor for Ean Pedro, 68
miles north of San Fratlclsco.
ROSE CITY, San Pedro for Ean Fran
cisco, 7 miles north Point Plnoa.
Captain V. K. Southard was yesterday
signed on the schooner Manila as master, re
lieving Captain Charles Yarneberg, who is
to proceed to San Francisco for medical at
tention. The Manila ii loaded and wlU
leave the harbor tomorrow, bound for Syd
ney, with a cargo of 708.601 feet of lumber.
There la a plan afoot to form a mutual
benefit society among surveyors at Port
land representing various marine classifica
tion societleM. While they are In competi
tion In endeavoring to obtain the business
of classing new carriers under construction
it is said there are so many questions aris
ing relative to their occupations that mutual
discussion would prove valuable.
After a brief respite R. E. Caples again
assumed command of the steamer Metlako
yesterday, on which Al Wing was tem
Lumber laden for the south, the McCor
mick steamer Celtlo departed yesterday. She
carried a number of passengers? The new
steamer Stanwood was dispatched from
Prescott for San Pedro with a full lumber
Chief Engineer Halllngs, of A. O. Ander
sen as Co., took the new auxiliary
schooner Astoria for a short spin yes
terday afternoon, and he ' saya that he
was more than pleased as the expected num
ber of revolutions were turned. In a few
daya her official trial is to be conducted.
O. P. Graham, conducting a boat bulldinr
nl.rt In Rnilth Portland, has cnntt-ii.t. t.. .
the construction of 13 fishing launches for
the Canoe Packing- Company, of Cordova.
Alaska, which are to be shipped in "knocked
down" form. Ttiey are to be 26 feet long
an eight feet beam, and a small cabin is
to be provided. On being assembled in the
north they will be equipped with s&aoline
More than 5.000,000 bushels of flax
seed were grown last year in the Argentine.
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ACTOR FOOLS ACTOR
Movie "Captain" Is Mistaken
for Beayer Master.
CAPT. MASON TELLS STORY
Porf Officials in Controversy
With Water Bureau Over
Putting Four-Inch Meter
on Six-Inch Pipe.
Movie actora have fooled the public
easily in their portrayal of many
technical parts, appearing as Army and
Navy officers, as well as other per
sons who are expected to display poise,
but one movie actor fooling another is
a real demonstration of how perfect
some are gotten up.
A case la point is cited by First Of
ficer Clyde Parker, of the Beaver, on
the occasion of the last visit of the
liner at San Pedro. 'Incidentally, the
Beaver and Rose City have figured in
many film stories, the presence of num.
erous movie establishments near Los
Angeles often drawing one or two casts
to the harbor while the ships are there
to fill out a scene at sea or the de
parturf of some principal on a voyage.
This time one movie crowd boarded
the Beaver, and, according to the see
nario. the- plot included "putting on'
a full crew. Mr. Parker says the one
portraying the part of master of the
vessel was really good; that is as to
appearance and his "quarterdeck"
stride. One scene had been taken and
the psuedo skipper had walked ashore
to confer with the director.
He paced the dock afterward and
there was approached by another
crowd, the leader of which said:
"Captain, may we have the run of
the ship for a short time to complete
The "captain" faced his questioner
with a grin on his face and replied:
"Forget it; I'm with the other movie
Thereupon Captain Mason stepped
into th breach and permitted both to
film the ship.
There is one employe of the water
bureau who came near having the time
of his life Thursday in the way of a
fistic encounter. It was reported to
the Port of Portland Commission head
quarters during a meeting that one of
the water bureau men had appeared
at the drydock and insisted on install
ing a four-inch meter on & six-inch
"Move General Manager Wright be
ordered to throw him off the dock,"
came from Captain Spencer. '
"Move Captain Spencer be named a
committee of one to help the greneral
manager," proposed D. C. O'Reilly.
"Unfair." quoth Captain J. W. Shaver,
acting president of the board. "Two
against one don't go."
The Port has failed to provide a
meter, taking the stand that, being a
municipal corporation, an expenditure
of the sort would be simply taking
money from one pocket of the tax
payers and placing it in another. The
water bureau has opposite views. At
any rate, a four-inch meter is objected
to as tending to cut down the flow
of the six-inch pipe and the contro
versy promises to create as much dis
cussion as to whether a square will
fit a circle.
Captatn A. W. Graham, port captain
of the Yellow Stack fleet, says a trip
from Corvallis to Portland these days
reminds him of crossing a battlefield,
because the low water exposes the bed
of the Upper Willamette to view in
many places, and lying there, as mem
ories of the past, are numerous "dead
soldiers." only in this instance they are
mementos of the days before the "dry"
law was felt. Some of the Summer
launching and canoeing parties prom
ise to have less of that kind of freight
in the future.
Matt Troy, superintendent of Brown
& McCabe, is hailed these days as the
first man in Portland to turn out a
tramp steamer. He built the Strathearn.
now lying at the bottom of the ocean,
the victim of a German submarine,
only it was on a much smaller scale
than the original. It is a model, about
eight feet long, and was constructed
for use in a legal proceeding. The
model shows the steamer aa she ap
peared above the waterline, with all
deck equipment and masts, complete
even to the bridge gear and a set of
signal flags flying. It now adorns
the private office of Henry Roths
child, manager of Brown & McCabo.
BRIDGE SIGXAIj IS FIXED
Regulations Are Prescribed for Van
eouvcr 1.1ft Span.
So there may be neither doubt nor
confusion relative to signals and such
regulations governirnc the opening of
the draw of th new interstate bridge
spanning the Columbia between Van
couver and the Oregon snore, inter
ested corporations and persons are be
ing furnished with copies of the rules
which have been issued by the War
Department, Bigned by Assistant Secre
tary William M. Ingraham.
The regulations are compiled under
authority of the river and harbor act
of August 18. 1894. and are as follows
"The following regulations ar pre
scribed to govern the opening of the
draw of the Interstate Highway bridge
across the Columbia River at Van
"Section 1 When, at any time dur
ing the day or night, a vessel, unable
to pass under the closed draw SDan of
said bridge, approaches It from a dis
tance of over 1000 feet, the person in
command of such vessel shall cause to
be sounded, when said vessel shall be
at a distance of not less than 1000 feet,
the signal herlnafter prescribed, and
shall repeat this signal until It li
understood at the bridge.
"Section 2 When such vessel is
about to leave a landing 1000 feet or
less from the drawbridge, with the in
tention of passing through the draw.
the person in command shall cause the
prescribed signal to be sounded at such
interval before leaving the landing
that the draw may be opened in time
for the vessel to pass.
"Section 3 The followinar stomal is
prescribed for vessels wishing to have
the draw opened:
"One long blast of whistle followed
quickly by two short blasts.
"For passage of vessels or water
craft of any description propelled by
other than steam power. & like signal
shall be given by horn or trumpet,
when a whistle is not available.
"Section 4 Upon hearing the signal
hereinbefore prescribed, the engineer
or operator of the drawbridge shall
promptly open the draw.
Section o in case tne draw cannot
, be immediately operated when the pre
scribed signal is given, a red ball or
flag by day and a red light by night
shall be conspicuously displayed.
"Section 6 During foggy weather an
answering signal from a chime whistle
on the bridge of one long blast will In
dicate that everything la clear and the
draw open for the passage of boats. An
answering signal from the chime whis
tle of a succesbioa of fehort blanta .will
ndicate that there is some difficulty
in immediately opening the draw, due
to passing cars or some other cause."
Movements of Vessels.
PORTLAND, Feb. IT. Sailed Stumer
Celilo, for San Pedro and way ports;
steamer Stanwood. from Westport. for San
Pedro. Arrived J. B. Stetson, from Sao
ASTORIA. Feb. 17. Sailed at tnldnls-ht
Steamer Despatch, for San Francisco. Sailed
at 7 A M. Steamer Willamette, for San
Franclaco: at 7:10 A. M. Steamer Beaver,
for San Francisco and San Pedro. Arrived
at 11 A -M. and left up at 12:15 P. M.
Steamer J. B. stetson, from San Francisco.
SAN- FRANCISCO. Feb. 17. Sailed at 11
A. M. Steamer Northern Pacific, for Fla
vel. Arrived Steamer Rose City, from San
OKlf! BAT. Feb. IT. Arrived Steamer
Breakwater, from Portland, for Snn Fran
cisco. Sailed at 8 A M. Steamer F. A
Kilburn. for Portland.
ASTORIA Feb. 16. Sailed at S P. M.
Steamer F. 8. Loop, for San Francisco.
- SAN- FRANCISCO. Feb. 17. Arrived
Steamer Madioen (Dutch), from New York.
Sailed Steamers President, for Victoria;
Northern Pacific, for Astoria; Mult 11 too.
barge Charles Nelson, for Puget Sound: Port
Angeles, for Tacoma: Tancred (Norwegian),
for Nanalmo; Ship John Ena. for Comox.
SEATTLE. Wash.. Feb. 17. Arrived
Steamers Senator. from San Francisco;
Northv estern. from Southwestern Alaska:
schooner Albert Meyer, from KaanapalL
Sailed Steamers City oT Seattle, for South
eastern Alaska; Victoria, for Southwestern
Alaska; Admiral Dewey, El Segundo. for
Tides at Astoria Bandar.
:3 A. M 9.7 feetlS:3 A. M. . . . 3.8 feet
11:13 P. M....BR feet4:56 P. M -0.4 foot
F. E. M'GUGIIJ IS BURIED
SAXDV ROAD SUPERVISOR. LAID TO
REST SOON AFTER FATHER.
Pioneer Family of District Lonax Ac
tive in Civic Affairs and
Good Roads Promoted.
Services of F. E. McGugln, of Sandy,
Or., who died at Banning, Cal.. last
F. E. MrGnaln. of Sandy. Who
Died Lean Than a Werk After
Ilia Father, Henry McGugln.
Sunday, less than a week after his
father, Henry McOugln, had passed
away, were held at Sandy Friday. Mr.
McGugln had been ill In California
for some time. He was the son of early
pioneer parents of Sandy and his
mother. Mary Revenue, who died in
1874, was the daughter of Sandy's old
est pioneers. Mr. and Mrs. Francis
Throughout the history of the town
nd county In which Mr. McGugln and
his family lived they have been promt
nent In the welfore and civic work of
the community. Especially noteworthy
was benefit of good roads which Mr.
McGugin gave to the community when
he served It as road supervisor during
long period of years.
Mr. McGugln was born three miles
from Sandy on the old family home
stead In 1870 and was educated in the
public schools of Sandy.
The funeral services were held at
Sandy Friday, with Rev. A. B. Calder,
pastor of the Clinton-Kelly Methodist
Episcopal Church, officiating. The In
dependent Order of Oddfellows was in
- Mr. McGugln Is survived by his step
mother, his sister. Miss Alice McGugln,
of Sandy; a step-sister. Mrs. Km ma
Thomas, of Bull Itun. and a foster
sister, Mrs. Bertha Ridding, of Thur
man, Idaho. His father. Henry Mc
Gugln. passed away at Sandy only a
few days earlier. February .
STORY BRINGS LETTER
E. L.. SMITH HEARS FROM FORMER
Recollections of Lincoln'" Nomination
Are Reprinted by Newspaper
HOOD RIVER. Or.. Feb. 17. (Spe
cial.) E. I Smith, whose reminis
cences of the Chicago Republican Con
vention of 1860, when Abraham Lin
coln was first nominated for the Presi
dency, and recollections of a personal
Interview with the great emancipator
were recently published in The Sun
day Oregonlan. has as a result Just
received a letter from Mrs. C. F. Duns
ton, a former student of Lombard Uni
versity at Galesburg. 111., where Mr.
Smith was a student at the time of
the great convention. Mrs. Dunston
had seen the interview with Mr. Smith
reprinted in an Illinois paper.
In tie reminiscences Mr. Smith men
tioned' that at the time of his meeting
with Lincoln at his Springfield home
the latter expressed a kindly feeling
toward Lombard students because of
the signal honor they had tendered
him by the presentation of a beautiful
banner on the occasion of his debate
at Galesburg with Stephen A. Douglas.
Mrs. Dunston, whose maiden name was
Sarah Gould, wai present at the pres
entation of the banner.
FLETCHER AT QUERETARO
American Ambassador to Go to Mex
ico City Today.
QUERETARO. M ex.. Feb. 17. The
American Ambassador. Henry P.
Fletcher, arrived here today.
The Ambassador will continue his
Journey to Mexico City probably to
morrow and will present his creden
John Buddy and Peter Brady, of San
Frar Cisco, convicted of stealing an
empty barrel from a Mission district
store, were sentenced to roll their loot
from the hall of Justice back to its
owner, a distance of about four miles.
Two policemen were detailed to see
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LIIHiTOII WALK OUT
Management of Colufnbia En
gineering Works Lays Off
14 Others Strike.
MEN'S ACT ANTICIPATED
Agent of Metal Trades Council Says
Manager Mears' Attitude "Prac
tically Invited Move" More
Iabor Trouble Indicated.
When the management of the Colum
bia Engineering Works, at Linnton, laid,
off 14 shtp carpenters yesterday morn
ing, 106 men employed at the shipyards
went on a strike. The ship carpenters
had informed Manager A. M. Mears
that they would walk out unless nego
tiations were taken up directly with
representatives of the Metal Trades
Earlier in the week a strike was
called at the machine shops and boiler
works of the company The entire force
of 41 men walked out. These are be
ing gradually replaced and the shop
force now numbers more than 30 men,
it is stated.
Manager Mears declared that the new
men he had obtained were better than
those who went on strike. He reiter
ated last night his statement of the day
before that from this time on he will
operate a non-union shop.
The strike is the outgrowth of the
Metal Traces Council's demands on Mr.
Mears to operate his plant as a closed
shop. The action on the part of union
men to walk out was not unexpected by
Mr. Mears two or three days ago.
I'sloa Man Given Slde.(
"We first conferred with Mr. Mears
more than two months ago. the same
time that we talked with the manager
of the Northwest Steel Company and
the Willamette- Iron & Steel Works."
said Joe Held, agent of the Metal
Trades Council. "We asked for the
same kind of agreement from all three
concerns. Mr. Mears informed us that
he would give the schedule, as pro
vided for under our proposition, a trial,
but the matter did not work out satis
factorily to us. We felt that Mr. Mears
did not give us what we had asked for.
so we watted on htm that we could
arrive at a more definite understand
ing. "He refused to meet a committee
from the Metal Trades Council, but said
that he would discuss the subject with
a committee of his own men. We se
lected a committee, but he advised
them that he would rather talk over
the matter with his men individually.
Strike Practically InvlteiL
"We were (not planning to call a
strike at this time, but Mr. Mears prac
tically invited the men to walk out
when he announced that he would not
employ any more men who belonged to
"About 120 men left the shipyards to
day. They include all the ship carpen
ters, calkers and their helpers. We
have the plant tied up. We are well
satisfied with the situation.
"We want to say further that any
shipyard or machine works that has
any business connections with the Wil
lamette Iron & Steel Works will have
to give us consideration from this time
on. We intend to tie up every plant
we can that is doing any work for the
WOMAN ELECTED MAYOR
Mrs. T. C. Shaw to Name Her Ap
pointments for Oanyonvillc.
ItOSEBURG. Or.. Feb. 17. (Speclat.)
At a meeting of Canyonville's woman
Council held there this week Mrs. T. C
Shaw, a prominent resident of that city,
was elected Mayor.
The Mayor of Canyonvllle la elected
by the Council and not by the voters,
as in many Oregon towns. At a meet
ing to be held next Tuesday night Mrs.
Shaw will announce her appointments.
With the exception of the Treasurer
and City Marshal. Canyonvllle Is under
the administration of women. Mrs.
Shaw has lived In Canyonvllle for many
years and is popular.
Marriajro Licenses Issued.
OREGOM CITT. Or, Feb. 17. Spe
clal.): Marriage licenses were issued
by County Clerk Harrington today as
follows: Alice Hinkle to Steven A.
Feathers, of Gladstone; Nomina Mar
garet Klemsen to Carl Wllhelm. of Al
bany; Lillie Thyker to Samuel H. Irwin,
of Woodburn; Florence Lee Coonse to
Holla T. C'ady. of Woodsen.
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