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TTTI2 SUNDAY OEEGONIAX, PORTLAND. JUI.T 29, 1917.
SITE IS SELECTED
EDWIN T. HATCH'S OLD PHOTOGRAPH OF PIONEER RIVER BOATS.
CHANGE IS PLEASING
as well as 310 passengers and 25.000 cases
of salmon, the latter from Herrendeen Bay
and Cordova.- Captain O'Brien reports that-,
the Berinr Sea canneries are about to closedown-
owins to lack, of fish, the season's
catch so fa- beina- far below normal. Two
of the five canneries have already closed.
Coal Bunkers Will Be Located
on Malarkey Property.
FUNDS MUST BE PROVIDED!
Coaling Equipment Bonds Coming
Before Voters at Xext General
Election Grain Elevator Will
Be Ready for 1918 Crop.
Locating proposed coal bunkers to be
operated by the Port of Portland Com
mission on a portion of the Malarkey-Ogden-Gatton
property, at St. Johns,
which the Commission of Public Docks
selected last week, will probably be
proposed since 117 acres to be obtained
in those tracts will be much more than
required for the 1,000,000-bushel grain
elevator and water terminal.
The plan of the Port of Portland has
been to erect bunkers on the St. Johns
drydock property, but it was under
stood that was agreed on more because
it was not desired to acquire property
rather than that there was much space
No Funds Available.
One feature of the .grain elevator
property will be the trackage connec
tions, so the same railroads that will
give access to the wheat fields of the
Inland Empire also would afford means
of moving from the Puget Sound and
other territory the coal desired, while
the Port of Portland contemplate , as
well the movement of coal from Brlt
iuh Columbia in barges, to be towed by
its own tugs.
Temporarily the Port cannot proceed
with the coaling equipment, though au
thorized by the last Legislature to in
clude such respoi. nihilities in its Juris
diction, as bonds must first be voted
by the taxpayers for the specific pur
pose. There being no funds available
with which to defray the expense of
a special election, the matter must be
held In abeyance until the next regu
o Profit Contemplated.
The Commission of Public Docks
fully expects to have the elevator avail
able for the 1918 grain crop, which
means less than a year can be spent in
preparing the site and erecting the
structure, as well as installing all ma
chinery. A year from November a
state election will afford the Port of
Portland opportunity to place the coal
bunker bonds before the voters. It
was estimated in a report filed at the
last Port meeting that $760,000 would
be required for three ocean-going
barges of 3000 tons deadweight and
suitable lighters for shifting coal from
the bunkers to ships at docks, bo as to
speed their dispatch, though often ves
sels would go alongside the bunkers
for their fuel.
Providing coal facilities is not con
templated as a means of profit, but to
enable deep-water vessels to bunker
here for any port customarily reached
from the Coast and at a price no great
er than applies at Puget Sound bunkers.
SECOND DREDGE WILL WORK
Two More Diggers to Be Put On by
Port to Clear Away Sediment.
Itegarding the Summer and Fall
channel maintenance campaign equally
as important as other measures under
taken that may not deal directly with
the war. Assistant Engineer Hlckson,
acting under the direction of Colonel
Zinn. has arranged to start th dredge
Multnomah for Henrlcl's Tuesday. Op
erations tor the season were begun
Friday, when the Wahkiakum removed
the first material of the season from
the cut at Slaughter's.
The freshet was no exception in the
amount of sediment carried down, and
the plan is to remove it with dispatch.
The Port of Portland will be asked to
co-operate with two dredges, probably
working at Morgan's and Willow Bar,
after which the Wahkiakum. Multno
mah and Clatsop can easily finish the
other work. In that way it will make
no difference if the aftermath of the
freshet is an unusually low stage, for
the 30-foot channel will be available.
KLAMATH TAKES GOOD LIST
Two Liners Overhauling Increases
Patronage for Others.
Captain Cullen took a larger num
ber of passengers to Fea on the Mc
Cormick steamer Klamath yesterday
than for several trips. Purser Wilson
had his hands f Jll in checking travel
ers and it is reported' the travel from
San Francisco to Southern California
cities is at its height as well.
One reason for the independent
steamers increasing their lists is the
fact the San Francisco & Portland liner
Hose City is undergoing an overhaul
ing, also the F. A. Kilburn. of the
Knierald line. The vacation season is
the strongest factor contributing to
travel. The turbiner Great Northern
crossed out of the river at 2:30 o'clock
yesterday afternoon with a good list,
the steamer train leaving the North
Bank station at 9:30 o'clock in the
morning having been well filled.
Dredge Work Stops Three Hours Be
cause Steamer Speeds.
Wash from passing steamers cap
sized several pontoons supporting the
pipeline of the dredge Tualatin, off the
O.-W. R. & N. "boneyard," yesterday
morning, causing three hours to be
lost in the operation of the digger.
Fred Pape. general superintendent
of the Port of Portland, said the speed
of vessels was responsible for the accl
dent and requested that masters ob
serve the regulation and proceed at
slow bell in the vicinity of the dredge.
The Tualatin was shifted from near
the Broadway bridge in order to start a
fill on the "boneyard" property In the
interest of the Foundation Company of
New York, which is establishing a large
shipbuilding plant, and started pump
ing at 6 o'clock in the morning, being
held up shortly afterward.
TAX LIMIT HINDERS PORT
Fillinc for Shipbuilding Yards
Governed by the 6 per cent tax limi
tation, the Port of Portland may face
a shortage before the next budget. The
rapid increase in shipbuilding enter
prises during the year, requiring ex
tensive fills, besides the usual amount
of dredging with the 30-foot channel
project, has made a heavier drain on
the dredging fund than any preceding
The Commission has adhered to
policy of depositing 120,000 cubic yards
of material free to Portland shipbuild
ing plants, charging 8 cents a cubic
yard for amounts in excess of that.
Being without authority to borrow
funds. If the strong box is emptied,
dredges must bo laid up.
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OLD OAYS RECALLED
Early Steamers on Willamette
GREAT FLOOD WAS IN 1861
Edwin T. Hatch, of Vancouver, Tells
of Water Transportation in
Valley Long Before Days
Edwin T. Hatch, of Vancouver, Wash.,
Is the possessor of a remarkable old
photograph, showing the falls at Ore
gon City, with the -old river steamer
Alice in the basin and the old steamer
Albany in drydock. It also shows a I
most interesting picture of the falls,
which in recent years have been com
pletely changed by commercial opera
tions. "A recent article in The Oregonian
awakened memories of early steam
boats on the Columbia and Willamette
rivers," said Mr. Hatch. "The first
steamboat I can remember was the
ISagle. a, small propeller that had been
transferred from below the falls at
Oregon City to Canemah, and which
ran up the Willamette. Two side
wheelers, the Willamette and Canemah,
came soon after. Then followed the
Moose. Onward, Enterprise, Surprise
and Relief, operating above the falls,
and the Carrie Ladd and Jennie Clark,
"Two steam flatboats, the St. Clair
and Yamhill, ran from Canemah up the
Yamhill to Dayton, and the Skedaddle
used to connect at the dam with the
Jennie Clark on the run from Oregon
City to Portland. During the low water
the boats could not pass over the rap
ids, so a dam was buiit. mostly by my
father, P. H. Hatch, and two uncles,
Joseph and Cyrus Locey. Boats met
there and transferred, both freight and
"During the flood of 1S61 I saw the
St. Clair run down over the falls, which
were only a rapids at high water. Only
two men were aboard. 1 think the Cap
tain's name was Smith and Lon Vickers
was the engineer. The boat went over
safely, but the tiller ropes parted after
the danger was passed.
'After these boats came the Echo,
Success and Dayton; then the Active,
an opposition boat, and the Reliance.
Probably the Reliance was the most pa
latial steamer ever on the Upper Wil
lamette, and the contests of speed be
tween her and the Active furnished the
most exciting boat racing I have ever
seen. The machinery from the On
ward was placed in the Fannie Patton,
another fine boat that had for compan
ions the Albany, Bonanza and Alice.
The latter was the trimmest and fast
est of the P. T. fleet.
'Below the falls the Alert and the
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STEAMER ALICE IX THE BASIX AND
Senator had their battles. The Senator
blew up at Portland and was succeeded
by the E. N. Cook. In those days the
captain of a steamer was a far greater
man than any mere statesman, and was
really looked up to as a superior being.
Men like Captain George Pease, George
Jerome, John Cochran, J. D. Miller, Bass
Miller, Eph Baughman and others were
fine gentlemen and were thorough
"In 1869 I worked in Portland and
the crack Astoria boat then was the
Dixie Thompson. Running to the Cas
cades were the Josie McNear and One-,
onta, both sidewheelers. The Josie Mc
Near had such a loud exhaust that she
could be heard soon after coming into
the Willamette. In 1876 I worked for
the O. S. X. Company as foreman of
the wharfboat at Celilo. when the first
real cargo of wheat came down the Co
lumbia River. To me much that is
written and spoken of now as 'old his
tory' seems quite modern to me."
SHIP LAUNCHED AT OLVMPIA
Wergeland Largest Wooden Craft
. Constructed on Puget Sound.
OLYMPIA. Wash., July 28. (Spe
cial.) The Wergeland was launched
here last Saturday night, at 8:30 o'clock
shortly after high tide, amid music by
the band, cheering of thousands and the
whistling of all craft in the harbor
and in the factories.
Everything was in readiness for the
launching by 7 o'clock, except some
braces that had to be sawed away.
The crowd began to gather by 6
o'clock and before 7:30 there were sev
eral thousand present. A programme
was held on a special platform, from
which place speeches were made, the
band played and Mrs. Ward, wife of the
contractor, dashed a bottle of cham
pagne against the side of the ship as
she started to slide into the water.
A big rope was used to retard the
speed of the craft as she dashed to
wards the other side of the Sound, and
was drawn so taut that it started a
heavy smoke, but no damage was done.
The Wergeland almost reached the
other side of the Sound, nearly a mile
away, before she was stopped and
towed to the dock, where she will be
outfitted with boilers, engine and
The Wergeland is 290 feet long and
is said to be the largest boat of wooden
construction ever launched in Puget
Sound. She is being built for Swedish
interests. There are eight more ships
being built in the Olympia shipyards,
the Wergeland being the first one to
Following the launching, a banquet
for 200 was given in Hotel MitchelL
Xotice to Mariners.
Changes in aids to navigation in the
Seventeenth Lighthouse District are
set forth in the latest publication issued
by the Bureau of Lighthouses, as fol
lows: Columbia River Walker Island to Marttn
Island, Slaughters dike light, color changed
to red of 20 candlepower, July 1, without
Umatilla Hef light vesne! will he tempo
rarily replarea by relief light vessel, about
July 30, 10J7.
Juan de Fuca Strait approach Swlftsure
Bank light veel temporarily replaced hy
relief light vessol, July 17. The station yes
pel will be placed on station about July SO.
5017, and the relief light vessel then with
drawn. I' I Kit AND SLIP CONSTRUCTION, AS
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THE ALBANY IN DRYDOCK.
SNAKE SURVEY SURE
Canalization 'Project to
ASOTIN IS OBJECTIVE POINT
Colonel Zinn Confirms Report Re
garding Work and Proposal for
$1,000,000 Harbor Outlay Tiy
Boston Capitalists Revived.
LEWISTOX. Idaho, July 28. (Spe
cial.) Colonel George H. zinn, United
States Engineers, in charge of river
and harbor improvement on the Colum
bia and" Snake rivers and tributaries,
has confirmed advices received here
that his department will place a crew
on the work of making a final field
survey of the Snake River from a point
near Asotin to the mouth of the
Colonel Zinn, accompanied by Engi
neer Fred C. Shubert, of Portland, is
making extensive inspection trips
along Snake Itiver. Colonel Zinn re
cently took charge of the work in the
Columbia district, and his present visit
is the first made to this section of the
Northwest. Yesterday he inspected the
site of the dry gulch dam. where the
Lewlston-Clarkston Improvement Com
pany proposed to spend $1,000,000 for
the construction of a dam that would
generate enough electricity to supply
the entire Inland Empire, end would
make a fresh water lake five miles
long, which would give Lewiston a
harbor throughout the year that would
accommodate river steamers of the
deepest draft. This feature is receiv
ing the attention of Boston capitalists,
who have been making detailed sur
veys of the possibilities offered.
The survey by the United States
Engineers will be started In August. In
1900 a survey of the Snake River from
Lewiston to Riparia was made, and in
1906-7 the survey was extended from
Riparia to the mouth of the river.
This is to be supplemented by a com
plete field survey. The work Is being
done under authority of the act of
Congress of July, 1916. directing that
the investigation be made of the Snake
and Clearwater rivers, with the view
of canalization. This act was em
bodied in the rivers and harbors bill.
Josephine Sees Canning: Methods.
GRANTS PASS, Or., July 28. (Spe
cial.) Meetings have been held every
day this week in one of the several
rural towns of Josephine County at
which Agricultural Agent Thompson
and Miss Turley, of the Oregon Agri
cultural College staff, demonstrated
approved methods of fruit and vege
table drying and canning. The meet
ings were well attended and an excep
tional degree of Interest was shown.
TERMINAL FACILITIES TO BE
WELL AS ELEVATOR
Shipbuilders Expect Award of
New Contracts Soon.
RED TAPE STILL HAMPERS
Pacific Coast Yard Owners Will
Suggest That Power Be Given
Local Representative to De
cide Minor Issues.
Since the reorganization of the
United States Shipping Board and the
Emergency Fleet Corporation were an
nounced last week it is said no addi
tional contracts have been closed, but
details with reference to bids of ship
builders and other matters have gone
forward as usual, so action is looked
for this week.
Shipbuilders feel that with a prac
tical and highly experienced man at
the head of the emergency construc
tion programme, such as Rear-Admiral
Capps has been proved, there will be
changes in the general organization
that will insure rapid construction and
less loss of time In decisions on numer
Ship Material Has Preference.
Portland lumber mills are giving
shipbuilding material preference over
all business. Of course, the long lengths
demanded in specifications for keel,
keelson, planking and such material is
said to take the best from a log. leav
ing the millmen much that cannot be
easily moved in the usual commercial
way. Labor is reported adequate and
the feeling is that when all yards are
speeded to capacity there will not be
the shortage of men some have feared.
Among reorganization details ship
builders hope to have applied is the
appointment of a man on the Pacific
Coast who will have general authority
to pass on construction details and
technical matters, hundreds of which
are not rated as serious, yet under the
present system are handled in a
roundabout way. Lloyd J. Wentworth.
president of the Portland Lumber Com
pany, who is the direct representative
here of the Emergency Fleet Corpora
tion, has had much to do with the
Government ship contracts, assisting in
placing lumber orders and facilitating
delivery and other such responsibilities,
working with Captain John F. Blaine,
of Seattle, district officer, in charge
of the individual inspectors at each
Red Tape Is Disliked.
Jt is said by builders that questions
arising here must be sent to Captain
Blaine, are then conveyed to Captain
Pillsbury, Coast representative at San
Francisco, who forwards them to
Washington and many are sent on to
Architect Ferris, at New York, who de
signed the wooden cfrrier the Board
first adopted. Then the return of the
documents or drawings are over much
the same route.
There is a feeling along the river
that if a Pacific Coast man was em
powered to act independently, except
in the most important matters, much
time could be saved. That is declared
to be true in the selection of pumps
and other machinery in which builders
would ordinarily take advantage of a
lower market or period of delivery,
while now they are asked to submit
drawings and the Board endeavors to
obtain lower prices on the equipment.
The Columbia River Shipbuilders' As
sociation, recently formed here, will
meet tomorrow night and it is thought
several matters will be discussed look
ing to suggestions being, made for im
provement in the system.
Delay experienced by a deepwater vessel
yesterday in ahifting bertha, due to lack of
towboats. as all aternwhcclera engaged in
the work are in demand or log towing.
caused a loss of several hours. Plans are
being drawn for a powerful towboat to be
operated by the Port, the boiler for which
waa ordered several months ago, and it may
be steps win be taken during the Fall
construct the hull.
Repairs have been made to the hull of
the auxiliary schooner Margaret, ahe has
been floated from the Oregon drydock and
will shortly begin reloading lumber that
was discharged after she was damaged by
Reservations on the O.-W. R. & N. steamer
Huasalo are being .taken every night by
North Beacbers and last night she carried
a capacity crowd in staterooms. Many
more left In the afternoon on the North
Bank road for Astoria, where they trans
ferred laet night to Megler on tbe steamer
Harvest Queen. Via the latter route Port
landers can reach the principal North Beach
points Saturday in about five hours.
M. McCrum has been signed again
master of the tug Geo. W. Simons, after
about a month s stay in a hospital. During
the interim Charles Delaet was skipper. El.
C. Barclay has relieved I. A. Lowery as
master or the steamer Ocklahama.
At the request of Government engineers,
Tjnited tstaten Steamvessel Inspectors Ed
wards and ynn have ordered the boiler
of the tug Arago tested tomorrow.
On her way to Astoria, the Port of Port
land tug Oneonta sailed from San Fran
cisco yesterday. She will proceed from the
river to Aberdeen to tow an auxiliary
schooner to the Golden Gate, where the ma
chinery Is to be placed.
It Is being planned to drydock the pilot
schooner Joseph Pulitzer for calking and
painting her hull. She Is to be used In the
Alaska trade three months under charter
by tho Port of Portland to Dr. A. C. Smith.
Quarters of the Hosford Transportation
Company were shifted yesterday from the
Board of Trade building to Oak-street dock.
Ban Francisco advtaes yesterday were that
the steamer Daisy, bound here to load lum
ber, had returned because of engine trouble
Men who joined the salmon fishing fleet
en the lower river are expected back next
month, some of them to enter shipbuilding
Paclflo Coast (Shipping JVotos.
ASTORIA, Or., July 28,. rSpeelal.) The
steamship Great Northern sailed for Baa
Kranclnco with :180 passengers and a heavy
cargo of freight,
A llummftiid Lumber Company raft of
piling arrived during the night from Htella
and will he towed to Han Kranoisuo by the
tug Hercules thai is expected to arrive
from the Bay City this evening.
The Blaam gchnonep Krneet H, Meyers
saileri f hp ban Krancisco, carrying a cargo
of luinhep from Ml, Helens and Westpert,
The Bteani schooner Tamalpais sailed dur
ing iha night for San Pedro with a cargo
of lumbar from Portland.
The steam s:hooner Ryder Hanify arrived
today from San JVancico and will load lum
ber at Kalama, Rainier and Westporl,
The tug Hercules, which is en routrt from
Ban Francisco and will be due this evening,
is rowing the Chilean srhoeflep Wt J. Pirrle,
which in to load lumber at Westport, Linn
ton and Wauna for the West CoatU. Th
Pirrie has been lying at Ban Francisco for
many months and was recently converted
into a five-masted tank schooner. The Her.
rules will tow a Hammond piling raft to
San Francisco, leaving tomorrow or Monday.
The steam schooner Klamath will sail to
night for an Francisco with a cargo of
lumber from St. Helens.
SAN FRANCISCO, .lulv B8. (Special.)
A liner of the Pacific Mall btearafihlp Com
pany sailed today from a Pacific Coast port
for the Orient with a good passenger list and
a large cargo.
The Norwegian steamer Slnaloa, recently
salved from the rocks off Cape Blanco, was
placed pn the drydock at the Union Iron
Works today to undergo repairs. Tbe cost
of repairs will exceed (350,000.
SEATTLE. Wash.. July S8. (Special.)
The steamship Admiral Goodrich was char
tered today from the Pacific Steamship
Company by W. R. Grace & Co. for two or
more voyages to the West Coast. She will
be delivered to the charterers' tomorrow
morning, and will commence loading lumber.
The steamship Victoria. from Nome,
brought tiuCI.&ou in geld .bullion from Kuhy,
and the victoria brought 110 of the em
ployes. The steamer Mukllteo. from San Francisco,
brought the body of J. P. Phelan. aired 42. a
fireman, who leaped overboard and was
drowned last Wednesday. The body will be
sent to San Francisco.
The motorshlp Portland, after a waft inn
several weeks the arrival of component
parts of her engines, today had a successful
trial trip on the Sound, making eight knots
handily. She is owned by Norwegian Interests.
Movements of Vessels.
PORTLAND. July 2S. Sailed Steamers
Argyll, for San Francisco; Klamatn, for
ASTORIA. July 2S. Arrived down during
the night, log raft for San Francisco. Ar
rived at 10:10 and left up at 11:30 A. M..
steamer Ryder Hanify. from San Pedro.
Sailed at 2:30 P. M.. steamer Great North
ern, for San Francisco.
SAN FRANCISCO. July 28. Returned to
port, steamer Dairy, with engine trouble.
Sailed at 10 A. M.. tug Oneonta. for the
Columbia River; at 11 A. M.. steamer North-
PORTLAND BOY WINS PROMO
TION IN UNCLE SAM'S
W. I. Sharp.
W. L. Sharp, a Portland boy,
formerly a sergeant with Com
pany E. Eighteenth Engineers,
stationed at American Lake,
Wash., has been promoted to the
position of Second Lieutenant.
His parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. J.
Sharp, 514 Prescott street, have
Just received word of his ad
vancement. Mr. Sharp was born
In Portland and educated here, be
ing a graduate of the old Lincoln
High School. He then took up
engineering and became capable
along that line prior to his en
listment In the Government serv
ice. He has many friends In Port
land. em Paeiric. for Flavel: at noon, steamer
"Breakwater, for Portland via Eureka and
Coos Bay: at 3 P. M., steamer Daisy Putnam
for Columbia River.
ASTORIA. July 27. Sailed at 6:30 P. M..
steamer Johan Poulsen. for San Kranclsco:
at :30 P. M., steamer K. II. Meyer, for
San Pedro: at 0 P. M., steamer Tamatpais.
for San Pedro.
SEATTLE. July 2S. Arrived Steamers
Victoria, from Nome; Oleum. Mukllteo and
Mayfalr, from Pan Francisco: Curacao, from
Southeastern Alaska. Departed Steamers
Alkl and Redondo. for Southeastern Alaska:
Juneau and St. Michael, for Nome; barge
Fresno, for Akutan.
T A COM A. July 28. Arrlvefl Atlas, tank
er, from San Francisco: Curacao, from South
western Alaska: Mukllteo. for San Francisco,
Sailed Atlas, for Point Wells.
Tiftes at Astoria Sunday.
0:13 A. M 5.1 feet'2:5 A. M . foot
S:2i P. M 8.1 feetjl:29 P. M 3.6 feet
Columbia River Bar Report.
NORTH HEAD. July 2S. Condition at B
P. M. Sea, smooth; wind, northwest 10
TWO CHILDREN AT STAKE
Mother Declared to Ie Unfit Person
to Care for Her Own.
BAKER. Or.. July 28. (Special.)
What shall be done with Vivian and
Kenneth Allison, minor children of
Irene Allison and Robert Allison, who
were divorced last year, will be decided
in the Clrcut Court.
Mrs. Allison, who now claims to be
Mrs. Frank Root, filed a petition In
the Circuit Court July 19, asking that
she be given the custody of the chll
dren who were given to the care of
Mr. and Mrs. O. F. Coulter by Judge
Anderson when he gave Mrs. Allison
Today Mrs. Coulter filed an objection
to the petition, stating that Frank
Hoot and Irene Allison have never
been married and that neither Is fit
to care for the children.
Mrs. Coulter wants to retain the
care of the children, because she says
she Is able to provide them with a
home, which the mother cannot do.
FORMER BRAKEMAN WINS
J, B. Dungftn Receives Verdict of
$4000 In $20,000 Damage Butt.
PENDLETON', Or., July 2. (Spe
cial.) J. B. Dungan, former brakeman
on the O.-W. It, & N., received a verdict
of f4000 In his 120,000 damage suit
against the oompany, In which ho al
leged negligence on their part caupTng
an accident which endangered his life.
A hand iron gave way while he was
using It to climb on a car.
He managed to hang on until he was
rescued by a conductor.
NAVY STILL NEEDS MEN
Recruiting at Astoria Will Continue
Ten Ias Longer.
ASTORIA. Or.. July 88. (Special.)
Lieutenant fcTaro'ld C. Jonep command
ing1 the Oregon N-aval Militia and As
sistant Surgeon George B. Storey ar
rived in the city this mornlnf? and im
mediately began the examination of
those who have enlisted in the Fourth
Division of Naval Militia.
Enlistments are now coming In quite
rapidly and nearly half the required
number ef men baa .already been ee-
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cured. Quite a number of others have
signified their Intention of Joining and
as the recruiting office -will remain
open for a few days longer the officers
in charge believe the full complement
of 5 Omen will soon be secured.
Smelter Men to Work 8 Hours.
TACOMA. Wash., July 28. (Special.)
All departments of the Tacoma smel
ter will go on an eight-hour day Au
gust 1. That announcement has been
made by H. Y. Walker, manager of the
Tacoma Smelting Company. Many of
men have been workinar eitrht
hours for several months and the re
mainder have been employed on the
nine-hour schedule. The rate of wages
will remain unchanged.
Riddle Men Join Fourth Company.
RIDDLE. Or.. Julv 28. ISnpri.l 1
The following members of the Fourth
Company, Coast Artillery, from Riddle
have been summoned to Roseburg for
moomzation: liertel ford. John T. Cor-
nutt. Ahijah Dean. Edward Aikins.
Isaac M. Gilbreath. Raymond Delanev.
Tim Homey and Jason Rust. They ex
pect to leave soon with Captain J. A.
Buchanan's company for Fort Stevens,
where they will be mustered into the
service of the United States Army.
DAILY METEOROLOGICAL REPORT.
PORTLAND. July 2S. Maximum temper
ature. 60 degrees; minimum. Stt degrees.
River reading. 8 A. M., 1J.5 feet: change In
last 24 hours, 0.3 foot fall. Total rainfall
5 P. M. to 5 P. M., none; total rainfall since
September 1, 101!. 32.20 Inches: normal rain
fall since September 1, 44.4" inches: defi
ciency of rainfall since September 1. 12.25
Inches. Sunrise. 4:41 A. M. ; sunset. 7:4B
P. M. Total sunshine. 3 hours 10 minutes:
possible sunshine, 1 ." hours. Moonrise, 2:57
P. M. ; moonset. 11:4S P. M. Barometer
(reduced to sea level), 5 P. M.. 30.05 Inches.
Relative humidity at noon. 45 per cent.
5 o H 2- r
3 rf ? i
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c ; ;
Chicago . . . .
G'ulveston . .
Juneaut . . -Kansas
4Si Ml o.oo 14 NWlciear
f.s Kiln. no' 4xWClMr
B4 soo.iiii 4 N' WlClear
;tsi h2 ii.onno, sw Ipt. cloudy
(is! IH II. no Hi sv (Clear
filij !U O.Oll 14 K Rain
7 Inn 0.ni,12'SW IClear
tii Mi O.IMl 1 2,SW
54 Ii2 II.(I0'20 V
7S M! II. OH, 10 s
US .s 11.00 14ISW
741 04 0.24 1( SV
42l2 O.Oll 4,SV
7s US O. do 14 S
C4 S4 O.Oll 4,SW
Ol ' l W.IHllU'A IV
.Medford 1 4!l hJ.w on, 1 - N WlClear
Minneapolis ..t 72;illiiO . OO, 12:S dear
.Montreal Bill 7S0.02;16iN Rain
New Orleans. .
7rt Hilrt.SJ CSW I'leir
Portland . . . .
Oil Ml O.oo 4 NVVjclear
f.4 o 0.04 10 NWICle.ir
4l 7S0.00 14AV IClear
. . il(i20.iiii 4S Clear
7 !IO:0.I4 ,W IClear
r.s' so (l.os m sw IPt. cloudy
6'.X lis o.oo 12 N 'Cloudy
OS! 72 O.lIlT 8 NWlClear
5:, 2.'l.oi ts.stV -deal-
61 :'0.(i:i2;Ni5 Pc cloudy
. .. f.O O.OOI. . . . ..!Pt. cloudy
R0I 72 0. tin 24 SW ll-'loudy
50 frt'O.nti'lS'W Pt. cloudy
f2 M 0.14:22 SW (Cloudy
.hi -t.ii ii.iiu 4 v , c:ear
AO 7(5 O.OO'lS V
firt 84 0.00 4'W
7i 82 0.00 6 S
t A. M. today. P. M. report of precedlnr
A barometric maximum, apparently of
small extent, la advancing Inland over the
Pacific Northwest, and high pressure ob
tains also over the extreme. Southeast. An
extenelv low pressure system overlies th
remainder of the country with the deepest
center of depression over Central and in
terior Western Canada. Phowera have oc
curred In Southwestern Oregon, Washing
ton, British Columbia, the Basin State.
Wyoming", and the east Gulf States; except
along" the North Pacific Coast, the precipi
tation (rneral ly accompanied thunder
storms. In pceneral, temperatures are bellw
normal on the Pacific slope and above nor
mal In nearly all sections east of the con
Forth land and
vicinity Fair; moderate
WASHINGTON Sunday Partly eloudy;
moderate westerly winds.
I OA HO Sunday Fair.
OliKGON Sunday Fair; moderate west
T. FRANCIS DRAKE.
Head The Oregonian classified ads.
Read The Orepronlan classified ads.
Company now organizing wants to
hear from properly located towns
that can offer some inducements in
way of free site, etc. Box AM 419,