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TIIE SUNDAY OREGOXIAX, PORTLAND, JANUARY 13, 1918.
HOUR DAY IS AID
CITY WILL PROTEST
contracted for and to be constructed In
PARKER IS ENROLLED
TWO STEAMERS THAT FIGURED IN STRONG COMPETITION HERE END CAREERS AT SAN
FRANCISCO, WHEN STRIPPED OF MACHINERY.
RAINS START RIVER AGAIN
Weather Bureau Looks for Gains
Coast Shipbuilding . Company
Will Hurry Work.
OTHERS AIM TO SPEED UP
I-arly Delivery o Two VcimIi to
(.oirrnmcDl Proposed and Two
More Are Coder Way, With
Farther Contracts Held.
TteginDina; tomorrow on wooden
plant, that or the Coast Shipbuilding
Company. located at the foot of Woods
trt. will tncrttM Ita working day
from eight to 1 hour, that being tba
first yard In the Oregtn District to
put on mora spd sine 1)11 waa ush
r4 in. Other have added to their
farces by hiring; additional skilled men.
but the move of the Coast corporation
Is for a concerted Rain of the entire
It I anderstood that Feeney V Bre
mer, of Tillamook, where as yet only
cm Government steamer baa been con
traded for. have applied to tha Kmer
rn"y Flert Corporation for a" license
to work a 14-hour day Instead of sight
hour. I'ermljsloD la expected to b
Porna yards ara preparing to extend
th-.r worklns; daya to 14 hours, em-
Kloyinc a doubla crew. Whether the
woda plants will attempt to ran In
all d'partmenta has not been deter
mined, but several of them contemplate
tijinf two shifts of eljtht hoars each
and tha FanlBsula Shipbuilding Com
pany has already tvefun wiring Its
The fact that tha day ara lengthen
ing slightly belpa axtend the boura of
employment and. with the men paid
overtime for the period beyond eight
hours. It promises a neat gain for them
rh wek over their former pay.
advancing tha tlma of starting
work la the moraine to 7:IS o'clock
and continuing until a o'clock. deduct
In, of course the lunch period, we fig
ure on making It a l-bour day and be
lieve by that means wa can bava ready
two completed bulla Instead of one,
when wa make our first delivery to
the government. said II- K- PennelL
manager of tha plant, yesterday. "We
hT at present Zi men on the pay
roll, which Is about as many aa wa can
work. so. being unable to expand our
strength. It waa necessary to obtain
greater speed by adding to tha day. II
Is satisfactory to tha men. all of whom
receive time and a half for tha extra
hours, wblla to us It meana that much
greater efficiency. Tha yard la lighted.
- there wlil be no drawbacka from
Tha company has four ships on tha
ways and bold contracts for aa many
more, and before March ends It should
have turned over Ita first tonnage.
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IIDEWHEEL STEAMER OCEAN' WAVK.
Through tha sale at Ban Fran Cisco of the steamer Ocean Wave, from the Santa Fe Railroad interest
to Captain John Leale. and of the machinery of the sternwheeler Telephone by the Western Pacific Railroad
to tha Tort of Portland, steamboat men recalled the part those vessels played in some of the history of the
river. The Telephone la what la known aa the "new Telephone." as the first, of the name, built In 1884.
was burned In 17 and rebuilt and waa later dismantled.' In 1903 the second wa built and in 1909 waa sold
and ent to San Francisco, where she waa changed somewhat and operated as a ferry. The Ocean Wave waa
built In 191 by the Ilwaco Railway Navigation Company to operate between Portland and Ilwaco. being
In competition with the sldewheeler T. J. Potter, of the O.-W. It. A N. fleet. The Ocean Wave was built
under the direction of Jacob Kamm. pioneer steamboatman. but she was not in the speed class and In 1898
was sold to the Panta Fe and taken south. The Telephone's machinery will be used In a new towboat the
Port of Portland will build this year.
Proposed Belittling of Local
Port to Be Resisted.
CLASSIFICATION IS UNFAIR
OLCMBIAE IX home: waters
Captain Gregory Brings Ship Here
to Have New Wheel Shipped.
To have a new propeller shipped on
the Port of Portland drydock. the light
house tender Columbine Is to be In the
trbor today. While on a trip be
tveea Fort Stevens and Astoria i riday
the vessel's wheel struck a submerged
c)et and one or more bladea were lost.
It will be the first visit of the Colum
bine to Portland In about six years.
Mi was detailed from thla district to
the Alaskan district at that time .to re
place the tender Armerla. which waa
lost there. Following that service she
was assigned to the Hawaiian Islands,
while the KukuU the regular tender
there, waa shifted to the mainland and
vnt to replace the Columbine In Alaska.
With t!3e completion of the tender
Cedar for the Alaska district last year,
the Kukul was ordered back to her
Honolulu atatlon and the Columbine
aect to the Coast onca more. (She is
In command of Captain William Greg
ory, who haa been In the service for a
icbtr of years.
PORTER SAVES STEAMER
HE-TAILS or grCCESSFTt. ULTAG
IQ ARB RECEIVED.
Mail steaeaer Mataamaa Goea Rka
Tearing Large Hele la Hall, hat
la Saved by Contractor.
Details of tha successful salvaging
ef the New Tork ft Cuban mall steamer
MiUui off the rocks near Halifax.
N. January 3. under the direction of
Johnston P. Porter, of Portland, are
contained ta a deacrlptlon of the task
li the January a issue of the Halifax
Herald, a copy of which waa received
In Portland yesterday.
The big steamer went on the rocks
at nearly the same point where the
steamer Atlantic was lost with (41
lives in ltTJ. Mr. Porter, of Porter
Itros shipbuilders and contractors,
hurried to the scene and took charg
of the attempts to get the steamer back
Into deep water.
Soon after the accident a Canadian
vessel hurried to the scene with Mr.
Toner. Heavy ground tackles were
Uld to prevent the ship from getting
b-oadslde nn the rocks and the dis
charging of cargo from holds Noi 1. J
and S was carried on night and day
until the pull of steamers supplied by
the Canadian and United States Gov
ernments and the strain on the ground
tcklrs took her off into deep water.
to great was the hole .In the bottom
cf the ship that the anchor cable and
part ef trie cargo passed through aa she
1-ft the ledge.
Three times during the progress ef
the work heavy weather caused all
fcancs to leave the ship. This had to
fee accomplished In breeches buoya The
Intense cold added to the difficulties
of tn operation.
TWO SHIPS READY
Launchings of War Archer
and Santiam Are Today.
SIXTH 8800-TONNER DONE
Greater Headway to Be Mad In Fn
tare. More Ways to Be Put In,
Machine Shop Facilities In
creased, Other Improvements.
Two steel steamers of 8S0O tons each
will take tha water here today, the
War Archer at 10 o'clock thla morning
at the Northwest Steel Company's yard,
and tha Santiam at 2 o'clock In the
afternoon at the yard of the Columbia
River Shipbuilding Corporation.
Mrs. J. R. Bowles, wife of tha presi
dent of tha Northwest Steel Company,
Is to be sponsor for tb War Archer,
and Mrs. Jamea McKlnlay. wife of the
general manager of the Columbia River
Shipbuilding Corporation, will christen
the Santiam. The War Archer was
named by the Cunard Interests, who
negotiated for the vessel from Norwe
gian Interests who first placed the
order, so that la to be changed later
to conform to the plan of the American
Government In naming tha vessels
after localities near where they are
The Santiam waa the name selected
by the Norwegians who ordered the
other ship from the Columbia River
Corporation, and. because It Is an Ore
gon name, the probabilities are that It
will not be changed. AH ateel vessels
are now requisitioned byths Government.
The War Archer will be the sixth
ffSOO-tonner the Northwest force has
floated, the first being the War Baron.
March JO. 1917; the second was the War
Viceroy, August 2. 1917; third. West
land. September 14, 1917; fourth. West
Wind. November 4, 1917. and fifth, the
War Ally, December 5. 1917. The fi
three are at aea. the fourth is to be
ready In two week and) the fifth along
The Santiam will be the second to
go Into the water at the Columbia
River yard, the first having been the
Westward Ho. November 19, 1917.
The Northwest's fleet Is being built
jointly with the Willamette Iron 4
Steel Works. When the bulla are
floated the latter plant takes charge
and Installs all machinery and com
pletes the shlpsMn every detail. At the
Columbia River yard the vessels are
finished throughout, that organization
having Installed Ita own boiler and ma
chine shops and save for the main tur
bine engine, will turn out the principal
Contracts were placed last month
with both yards by the Emergency
Fleet Corporation, each receiving eight
ships. In addition to that, the North
west had eight French contracts and
aome other vessels, making a total of
about IS ships yet to float, while the
Columbia haa two French contracts and
soma others, probably 18 vessels in all
yet to launch. In a short time greater
headway will be made as to launch
ings. for more ways are to be put in.
machine shop facilities Increased and
other Improvementa provided that will
aid In speeding the programme.
SHIPYARD HOTEL. IS PLANNED
Sc. Helens Company to Provide Ac
commodations for Employes.
ST. HELENS, Or.. Jan. 12. (Special.)
Because more men are needed In their
yards and residence and hotel accom
modations are difficult to secure, the
St. Helens Shipbuilding Company Is
planning to build a large hotel on
Sauvlea Island, adjoining ita yard. The
plana call for a three-story frame build
ing. A large dining-room, lobby and
amusement hall will be provided. About
385 men are employed In the yards, and
four vessels are under construction.
Two additional ways will soon be con
OFFICES OF 8HIPPI.NO BOARD NOW
I.V NORTHWESTERN BUILDING.
Oregon District Work Haa Grown Rap
idly and Expansion Became N
aary Tonnage Output Growing.
Offices of the Oregon district of the
United States Shipping Board Emer
gency Fleet Corporation are being
moved to the fifth floor of the North
western National Bank building. The
entrance will be room S13.
Lloyd J.' Wentworth, district officer
requires considerable space for his of
fice force and yard inspection staff.
while the Shipping Board proper, which
has to do with loading and operating
the completed ships, must be taken
care of as well as allied departments
that will be represented here as the
ship programme assumes greater size.
Then, for the present, Mr. Wentworth
has taken over only supervision of
wooden vessels and the inspection and
direction of steel construction ia separate.
The reorganization of the Oregon dis
trict has been carried along rapidly.
While it has not been completed, Mr.
Wentworth is gathering in the various
loose ends of control and no doubt will
add Independent features to Insure sub
stantial headway In the gigantic under
taking of urging Oregon builders to
their utmost efforts to Insure the state
being credited with a maximum output
of tonnage. .
Ferry Service In terra pted.
HOOD RIVER, Or., Jan. 12. (Spe
cial.) Because of unusually peculiar
weather conditions here yesterday fer
ry service between Hood River and
White Salmon. Wash., was abandoned
for the day. Ferry boats were unable
to land on the Oregon bank because of
the force of a northeast wind and the
strong current of the Columbia at flood
stage. With the wind again from the
west today, the ferry boats are op
erating as usual. I
Bills Introduced In Congress to
Place Oregon Marine District in
Third Class Not Warranted by
Two hills pending before the House
of Representatives at Washington, No.
42SG and No. 5010, having for their ob
ject the amendment of Section 4414 of
the United States revised statutes, per
taining to the districts of the United
States Steam VesseUJnspection Service,
would place the Oregon district in the
third class, whereas Honolulu, Juneau,
St- Michaels and Los Angeles,- all much
smaller districts from the standpoint
of business handled, are proposed for
the second class.
The points mentioned, besides being
far behind the Oregon territory in the
matter of normal business, do not be
gin to size up with this zone in the
matter of new construction, Los An
geles being the only port having deep
water ships under construction, and
only a few. steel carriers are contract
ed for there. The low classification
contemplated not only would militate
against Oregon ' in an administrative
way, no doubt limiting the number of
inspectors and office force to less than
will be required, but would cut down
salaries as well.
Protest Will Be Made.
The Chamber of Commerce has in
terested itself in the subject and it
is proposed that strong representation
be made to members of the Oregon
delegation to combat the bills. Insofar
as they seek to belittle the marine
prominence of the state.
What is regarded as the best evi
dence of what has been done here in
comparison with the districts recom
mended to be advanced above Oregon
is a summary of the annual report of
the Supervising Inspector-General,
George Uhle for the. last year, which
has been compiled as follows:
Here for Two-or Three Days.
Rains in the W'illamette Valley,
amounting to 1.25 inches at Albany and
one Inch at Salem, while it was re
ported a heavy precipitation was ex
perienced in other sections removed
from the river, but which drain into It,
caused the stream to rise to 13 feet
here yesterday morning, a gain of four-
tenths of a foot and the Weather
Bureau forecasts a continued rise for
Eugene reported a gain of 6.5 feet
yesterday and at Albany it rose 1.4
feet and 2.2 feet at Salem: The auto
matic river gauge here indicated a
graduaJ rise yesterday, but it is not
thought much of a change will be re
corded, at least no repetition of the
freshet of last month, f or more than
a week there has been a continued fall
ing recorded, and when it dropped
under the 14-foot mark last week it
was felt that there would be no further
OAKLAND WILL FLOAT TODAY
Schooner to Be Towed Here for Re
pairs After Being on Beach.
After being out of the water a year
and a half, during half of which time
efforts have been directed toward her
salvasre. the schooner Oakland is ex
pected to be afloat in Nehalem Bay to
day. In factr it was understood that
she was almost at the end of temporary
launching ways yesterday afternoon.
Henry Albers and JacK oxseut, wno
own the ship, plan to have her towed
here for final repairs and expect to
arrange with the Port of Portland for
a tug to bring her to the river. It is
said the vessel would have been floated
more than a week ago, but stormy con
ditions when the launching was about
to take place damaged the end of the
ways and prevented her dip. un tne
way from the . scene to Wheeler mat
night Mr. Albers sank in quicksand
on the beach, and was up to his arm
pits before those with him managed to
effect a rescue.
Pacific Coast Shipping Notes.
ASTORIA, Or Jan. 12. (Special.) After
discharging fuel oil In Astoria and Portland,
the tank steamer Atlas, with barge No. 81
in tow, sailed for California.
The steam schooner Daisy Freeman sailed
today for Grays Harbor to load lumber.
The steam schooner Daisy Matthews ar
rived today from San Francisco and went
to St. Helens to load lumber.
The steam schooner Tamalpals is due from
San Francisco and will receive orders here
Character of Duties
Portland. Honolulu. Juneau.' St. Michael. L. Angeles.
Steam vessels inspected 110 21 38 19 11
Motor vessels inspected. : 26 7 12 3 , 12
Gross tonnage inspected, steam 27,723 10,550 2,472 7,754 5,106
Gross tonnage Inspected, motor 9,030 506 552 105 565
Inspected 4 1 10. 3
Tonnage 4,227 913 . 1,636 0 986
Inspected 0 6 .0 6 0
Tonnage 0 58,511 0 4,740 0
Total No. vessels inspected 140 33 51. 28 26
Total gross tonnage inspected. 40,980 70,480 4,660 ; 12,599' 6,657
Vessels relnspected 77 2 0 ' 0 8
Licenses issued . 698 78 178 77 381
Licenses suspended or revoked 12 2.2 1 2
Licenses refused 0 1 0 0 2
Violations of law investigated 17 13 8 3 .7
Passengers carried 978,776 86,844 895 11,950 1,540,272
Government boilers inspected.. 96 . 16 4 15 7
Rose City Captain and Other
Officers Get Certificates.
SHIP ON WAY AGAIN TODAY
All Steamship Lines Are Joining to
Prevent Aliens Shifting About
and Special Instruction
Along Line Are Received
Other Evidence Furnished.
Tet another exhibit to be forwarded
to the Congressional delegation Is the
following data, compiled from records
at the office of the United States Im
migration Service here, showing what
is being done In addition to the regular
business of the inspectors, all of which
will materially increase their respon
sibilities this year and during the pe
riod of the war:
Under con- Contr'd
Seagoing wooden vessels.... 73
Seagoing steel vessels 17
Shipyards in operation
Seagoing wooden vessels
seagoing steei vessels
Shlos ways in use at present 90
Niimhpr or Tnn emo oved in sniD
Construction uecember zu, iii..io,uuu
Number marine boiler shops at
Number of marine drydocks at
Shlnvards estimate 3000 additional
men will be employed within 60 days.
Since December 20. 30 steel and eight
wooden seagoing vessels have been con
tracted tor. maKing a total oi m
wooden and 62 steel vessels, a grand
total of 176 seagoing vessels actually
BARGES BATTLE THROUGH HARBOR ICE TO BRING COAL TO NEW YORK.
Port Corn miss loner Paves
Support Traffic Barrsa.
Preliminary to meeting tomorrow
with Captain F W. Spencer and Cap
ttln W. H. Patterson, named with him
li members of a committee of the Port
f Portland Commission to thoroughly
Investigate the matter of a traffic sur
vey of the Vpper Columbia and Snake
Hirer districts, Drake C O'Ketlljr has
met with the executive committee of
the Tortland traffic and transportation
bureau. In a preliminary way the gen
eral problem of water traffic was dis
cussed. After the fort committee de
cides on Its recommendations, the Port
land traffic and transportation bureau
will be officially advised and then par
ticipate, also the Commission of Public
iMH-ks. In the execution of them.
. The Port commlttea meets at 10
'clock tomorrow morning at Mr.
O'Keilly'a office and villi take np the
tteamboat features of the upper-river
service. One of the principal Improve
ments desired la on dock facilities and
roads leading back from the rivei. s
auto trucks and teams may bo favrred
la handling shipments.
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to proceed to Grays Harbor to load lum
The steamer Breakwater will be due this
evening from San Francisco with freight
The tank steamer Washtenaw arrived this
morning from California, bringing a cargo
of fuel oil for Astoria and Portland.
The- steam schooner Flavel will be due
tonight or tomorrow from San Pedro
load lumber at the Hammond mill.
The lumber-laden schooner Alumna ar
rived during the night from Portland and
will go to Sydney.
The tank steamer Washtenaw, which ar-
, rived this morning from California, ran
ashore on th sands in the river while en
, route upstream, but escaped uninjured. She
was floated with the assistance of a tug
and no damage resulted.
SEATTLE, Wash.. Jan. 12. Special.)
The Ames Shipbuilding & Drydock Com
pany this afternoon launched the second of
its'steel ships built for the Cunard line.
but commandeered by the Shipping Board.
Each of these vessels is of 8800 tons dead
weight cargo capacity.
The ship launched today was christened
Westwood, Mrs. George W. Albin, wife of
the secretary-treasurer of the Ames Corpo
ration, being the sponsor. Her Bister ship.
launched as the War Brigade November
14, 1917, and later christened Westerly, now
lies alongside the Westwood receiving her
complete equipment, all of which is built
and installed by the Ames plant;.
The steamship Northland, purchased
few days ago from th Border Line Trans
portation Company by the Pacific Steam
ship Company, is underging- remodeling and
overhauling and will be in commission again
about March 1, her name being changed
to the Admiral Reginald F. Nicholson, for
merly master of the battleship Oregon.
There are at this time in beattie Harbor
54 offshore and coastwise vessels, of which
17 ocean carriers are discharging or await-
Inir canto, while 23 ocean vessels are un
dergoing overhauling, repairs or Installation
of power equipment.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 12. (Special.)
The new steamship J. E. O'Nell, Captain
Holmes, sailed today for Honolulu with
cargo of oil. shipped by the standard un
Company. The tanker, built In a local ship
yard, is one of the largest on earners turned
out In recent months.
On account of the need of tugs for the
towing of barges in the normal commerce
of the country, the Shipping Board has is
sued a statement that steel can be used in
the construction of towboats, although It is
not to be devoted to the construction of
larger craft. A shortage of tugs Is re
ported, both on the Pacific and Atlantic
The Government Is also willing that smaller
shipbuilding plants should turn out as many
barres as Dosslme.
The Bortsat Pamch JVavi fotam, j.imitea.
has been organized In Slam for general ship
ping business, with a capital stock of
$370,000. The government has turned over
two former German steamships to the new
company. Siamese Princes, noblemen and
officials are among the promoters of the
The Pacific Mail Steamship Company's
Mner Ecuador sailed today for Oriental ports
by way of Honolulu. By permission from
the United States Government the 20 passen
gera took passage on the Ecuador for Hon
The Pacific Mall Steamship Company's
steamship San Juan, arrived today from
Mexican and Central American ports. There
were 18 cabin passengers and nine steerage
passengers, 1461 tons of cargo and $111,813.98
Captain A. A. Dunning, master of the Pa
clfic Mall Steamship Company's steamship
San Juan, reported on arriving today that
hip of undetermined Identity had tried to
ram the San Juan off the Mexican Coast. It
Is said Captain Dunning made a report to
Navy officers here that his attention was
attracted by the strange craft firing rockets
as though in distress. He approached th
vessel at slow speed, thinking the other
ship might be a raider. When the San
Juan was close to the mystery ship it made
full speed toward the San Juan, passing her
bow. It disappeared In the fog.
Captain Clyde Parker, Chief Engi
neer K. Townsend and other licensed
officers of the liner Rose City are now
enrolled in Uncle Sam's identification
archives. Armed with half a dozen
photographs of themselves the official
family wended its way to the Custom
House yesterday and, with the assist
ance of Chief Deputy Collector Pike,
obtained certificates, which are the
same as all seamen and others of the
crew were provided with a few trips
The vessel reached here Friday night
and in spite of her large cargo, I960
tons, she was given good dispatch and
early this morning will be on her way.
seaward again. Since the last vov-
age two changes have been made in the
licensed personnel, Chief Officer Fita
maurice having taken a - vacation,
Second Officer Claussen was advanced
to his- berth, and Fred Miller, a Pnrt-
lander, who was second assistant under
Chief Engineer Townsend, responded
to a call from the Navy, he having
been in the reserve some time, and
left for the East with a detachment of
men. Third Assistant, Engineer Huber
w-as advanced to the second's olace.
Gradually restrictions governing the
movement of aliens on passenger ves
sels and about the waterfront of all
ports are being made more severe. AH
steamship lines are joining to prevent
aliens shifting about and special in
structions along that line were received
yesterday by Frank Bollam, Portland
agent of the Pacific Steamship Com
pany, from E. G. McMicken, general
passenger agent, as follows:
Tour attention is invited to
154 1917; subject. Trading With the Enemy
Th second paragraph of this circular nrn-
vldes that It will be illegal for any water
carrier to transport any subject or citizen
of an enemy nation or ally of an enemy na
tion, and effective Immediately you should
forego the sale of tickets rather than take
chance of transporting Germans. Aus-
trians, Turks, Bulgarians, etc.
The commandant of this naval district Is
enforcing his rules rigidly, and citizens born
in this country with German names should
not be sold tickets unless they possess ere
dentials to show they are bona fide Ameri
can citizens. This also applies to persons
with Austrian, Hungarian, Turkish or Bul
As stated above, the officials at this port
are very strict, and In view of this, together
with the tact that a large penalty is im
posed for a violation of the "Trading With
the Enemy Act." you are requested to exer
cise every precaution in ticketing passengers
to and from Pacific Coast ports.
The act of one agent in booking an enemy
alien to this territory or to any other terri
tory might result in holding up the ship on
which the enemy alien traveled, as well aa
all the passengers on the same ship, conse
quently no exceptions should be made for
any deviation from the foregoing.
MORE NAVIGATORS WANTED
Fourtli School AV111 Be Established
in Seattle January 18.
SEATTLE, Wash., Jan. 12. W. J.
Grambs, chief of the United States
Shipping Board's recruiting: service in
the Northwest, announced that a fourth
navigation school will be opened in
Seattle January 18. A day school will
be established at the university of
Washington. The Shipping Board's
engineering school was opened several
months ago, and a night school also
will be arranged.
Applicants must have had two years
sea service on steamers or three years
on sailing; vessels. .More men are
wanted to take the four weeks' course
to fit them for the merchant marine
service. Other navigation schools in
the Northwest are located at Tacoma,
Portland and Belllngham.
Vessels listed from San Francisco in the
Parr-McCormlck service are the Wapama.
due Friday, and the Nehalem, scheduled to
arrive Saturday. Both will have general
Arrivals in the lower river yesterday In
cluded the steamer Daisy Mathews, which
loads lumber at tit. Helens for Southern
Owing to freight offerings being heavy
and the fact she had a large Inbound cargo,
the Emerald line steamer Breakwater is to
sail Tuesday night for San Francisco, her
departure being postponed from tomorrow
Her crew having been signed yesterday.
the auxiliary schooner Errls Is to leave down
tomorrow for St. Helens, where she works
part of her lumber load.
To A. C. Callan, of this city, the Commis
sion of Public Docks has awarded a contract
for furnishing steel rails, splice bars, bolts,
nuts and spikes for railroad connections to
be constructed at the St. Johns Municipal
terminal and the Plttsburg-street terminal.
About J50.000 Is Involved In the award.
Movements of Vessels.
PORTLAND, Jan. 12. Arrived Steamer'
Washtenaw, from Port San Luis.
ASTORIA. Jan. 12. Arrived at 5 and
left up at 6:30 A. M.. steamer Johan Poul
sen, from San Francisco: left up at 0:80
A. M., steamer Washtenaw, from Port San
Luis. Sailed at 11 A. M., steamer Daisy
Freeman, for San Pedro, via Aberdeen. Ar
rived at 11 A. M. and left up at noon.
steamer Daisy Jlathews, from San Fran
cisco. Sailed at 3:20 P. M.. steamer Atlas,
towing barge 01, for San Francisco.
SAN PEDRO, Jan. 12. Sailed Steamar
Beaver, for .Portland, via Ban Francisco.
ASTORIA, Jan. 11. Arrived Steamer
Washtenaw, from Port San Luis. Arrived
down- at 8 F. M., schooner Alumna.
Jan. 11. Sailed
SEATTLE. Jan. 12. Arrived Steamers
Admiral Dewey, Northland, from Tacoma:
Admiral Watson, from Everett; Ketchikan.
Alameda, from Alaska. Sailed Steamers
Admiral Evans, Cordova, for Alaska; Ad
miral Watson, Rlch'mond, for San Fran-
Cisco: Alameda, Davenport, Admiral Dewey,
U. S. Naval Radio Reports.
P. M. unless otherwise
i noto copyrignt Dy Underwuou.
Towed by heavy sea-going tugs, these heavily laden coal barges re breaking inelr way through the floating Ice in New York harbor to bring their
sorely needed cargoes of fuel to the city. For the first time In years the harbor was almost solidly frozen over and shipping to a great extent was tied
up. The situation was so bad that calls were sent to the Navy to rush ice-breakers to the port to keep the channel open to shipping. The Ice In the har
bor added to the fuel famine, too. for In many cases It prevented and In all o thers hindered the shipment of coal f ro tb.e railroad terminals on the Jersey
fcaor to the coat yards in New York. , . . - - r . ' .
COOS BAT, Or., Jan. 12. (Special.) The
tug Pioneer and barge ashougal, which
put Into Coos Bay yesterday to escape the
storm, sailed for Ban ranclsco this forenoon
The barge C. A. Smith Is loaded .with
lumber and will get away early Sunday for
The steam schooner Martha Buehner,
which Is ready for sea, will sail In the morn
ing for San Pedro with a cargo from the
Tides at Astoria Snnday.
High. " ! , Low.
V25 A. M T.9 feet 7:11 A. M....
0:51 P. M 10.0 feet7:58 P. M
(All reports are 8
ATLAS, towing barge 91, FertHand for
Richmond, 510 miles north of Richmond.
WILLAMETTE. Grays Harbor for San
Francisco. 525 miles north of San Francisco.
MULTNOMAH. Seattle for San Francisco.
88 miles south of Cape Flattery.
TOSEMITE. San Francisco for Puget
Sound. 15 miles north of Grays Harbor.
ADMIRAL Watson, Seattle for San
Francisco. 23 miles from Seattle.
ADMIRAL EVANS, northbound, 85 ntlles
north of Seattle.
EL SEGUNDO, Juneau for Richmond. 68
miles west of Tatoosh.
ALASKA, southbound, off Cape St. Ellas.
BREAKWATER, San Francisco for Port
land, 75 miles south of Columbia River.
QUEEN. Seattle lor han i-Tanclsco. 4
miles north of Cape Blanco.
CITY OF TOPEKA, San Francisco
Eureka. 16 miles south of Point Arena.
RAINIER, San Kranclsco for Seattke,
miles north of San Francisco.
Columbia River Bar Report.
NORTH HEAD, Jan. 12. Condition at 5
P. M. Sea, moderate; wind, northwest 18
New Tork theater managers have de
cided to ban benefit performances for
wax and other charities after New
Tear's, because of their small profits
due to th war.
Gambling Game Broken Up.
Harry Starfas, proprietor of a coffer -
house at 24 North "Fourth street, was
arrested last night, charged with run
ning a gambling game. Six men taken
in the place were held for visiting the
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