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TIIE SUNDAY OHEGOXIAN, PORTLAND, JANUARY. 27,. 1918.
LARGE ORDERS ARE
PLACED OH COAST
Hog Island Shipbuilding Proj
ect Wants 10,000,000 Feet
of. Lumber as Starter.
NORTHWEST IS PRAISED
X. R. Lakln. Philadelphia, Lands
Mlllmen for Their response to
Call of GoTtrnmrni; Machin
ery Orders Placed on Coast.
Lumber orders placed In Oregon with
mills at Portland. Rainier. Tillamook.
Fllverton ar.d Dallas approximating"
14.00O.000 f,,t and which Is said to b
only "a starter. will play a leading;
role In the cons-ruction of the Ho Is
land shipbuilding project at Philadel
phia, which U to be trie Urgent pUnt
( the ktnd la the world and will em
ploy to.ooa men. Incidentally, that es
tab.lshrr.ent will float a steel ship
very second day.
B. R. Lakln. of Philadelphia, of the
tTmltlt, d.iurlm.f.) , ih. An.rlz-.n In.
ternauonal Shipbuilding Corporation. ' lumber loaded at North Bend.
which Is the direct scent of the United ' Francisco at noon.
ktttm KhlAAtn. tin.-., lha ... ilUn I ' v..
couple of dare. T-se arran cement ot which
AO Ptitch vessels la New Tor harbor will
be allowed to encase In trails is said to
cover the Cerlon.
On eeoiral of the breakdown of the
frlvsratlne pleat en tho LTnloa Hteamshlp
Comport's steamship Naru oa tho voyajr
trwm Weiilnston. N. Z.. to tble port. 00
mmi of aU.sator peace. valued at about
"O. had to he thrown ovorboerd on
rival, aa the heat had made them ur.flc
T.ie motonshlp Isabel Mar. on the way
from HonolaMi to thla port, will bo loaded
for a voyase to Papeete by Wlahrmaa a
Tbe tiew motorahlp Erris arrived toalrht
from Port'and and will begin loading to
morrow for a voyage to Kobe and other
Oriental porta for the American. Asia tie
Tho Pacffle afall Bteaanetilp mpasre
steamship City of Pars sailed for Mexican
and Central Americaa ports with passengers
ASTORIA. Or.. Jan. 5 (Ppeetal.) The
tender for the port dredro Natoma Is being
constructed by the Wilson Shipbuilding Com
pane, and her coat when equipped will be
about IICSOO. Her dimensions are aa fol
Iowa: Length, feet Id Inrhee: lm. 13
eet g l.-.rhra: draft. B feet 3 Inches sit,
feet 4 Inches forward. She la to be equipped
with a ISO-horsepower sae engine, and will
be driven by a Sli-lnch four-blade propeller.
Tbe craft la especially deslsned for heay
work and wilt be used not only to tend the
dre1re. but also for lowing ell barf sna
shifting Teeeels st ths port dock.
The tank steamer William r. rtemn ar
rived today from fan rranclsco. bringing a
cargo of fuel oil for Portland.
The steam schooner Tiverton sauea toaay
for San Pedro with lumber from Prescott
Tho aioiw achooner Pant a Barbara ar
rive i today from San Francisco and went to
Ste'la to load lumber.
The barse Monterey, after discharging
ful oil In Portland, sailed today for Call
f,.rnl. tlna towed bv the tUg N'SVlSStor.
Ths steamer Breakwater, bringing freight
and passenger for Astoris sna i-ortiana.
arrived today from San Francisco.
tviib a cargo of lumber for Durban. South
Africa, ths s- hooner M- Turner shifted from
l-reecott to the locsl harbor this evening.
Use will sail aa soon aa she procures a crew.
SAILERS HIT OFTEN
Portland Knows Many Vessels
Victims of U-Boats.
44 OF 79 -ARE STEAMERS
Merchant Craft Lost by U.
Since Start 'of European War
Listed Yankee Tonnage
COOS BAT. Or- Jan. . fSpedaL) The
steam schooner Martna """
of the Emergency Fleet Corporation,
la In the city to place more orders and
not alone Is lumber sought, but ma
chinery for tho plant will be arranged
for aa well.
Oregon does not house today a mors
enthusiastic admirer of the fir timber
resources of ths state or frank cham
pion of the lumbermen than Mr. Lakln.
I assure you ons could not wish for
mora able and conscientious men to
Join la this big undertaking. Including;
those of ths shipping- Board fores at
Portland under Lieutenant Powell and
Lloyd J. Wentworth." he aald last
night. I came to the Pacific Coast
after spending; time In the South. Jack
sonville and New Orleans, and I can
say nowhere, hare I seen such rim
in executing- orders and retting; mate
ria) under way as In the Northwest.
"The lumber w e are buying is for
ways, buildings and such requirements.
and later special material will be ar
ranged for. trat being mostly In the
way of im!Ni!j4 timbers, for which
we are not ready bow. We are very
crowded at present, which yon can
appreciate when It Is realised that at
the plant we are unloading from lii to
2J cars of lumber a day.
The Hog Island establishment will
sitr-d a length of two miles and have
a width of one mile. There will ba SO
ways for building ahlps and to take
rare of foundation work alone 100.000
piling have been required. The plant
has aa Independent railroad system. lZi
rtii.ee of track and In the way of Im
portant buildings ws have one. the
crafting room, that covers aa area
equal to that of a city block.'
Mr. Lakln baa placed a number of
orders at bin trancisco for machinery
wo cava been closed at Seattle and
mere sui he mora at Tacoma and Port
"Obtaining machinery on the Pacific
oast is not a ease of 'coala to New
castle. as might appear to some, for
your shipyard gsar Is. In many re
spects, of later design than much' avail
able In ths East. The Government
wsnts tha equipment that will prove
10 per cent In shlpwork and. with
tonnage the principal requirement now.
tie Hog Island pUnt Is being built with
the Uea of turning them out as fast
and aa dependable as possible.
ililimen of this state and elsewhere
In the Northwest are lauded by Mr.
l.aktn for their response to the Gov
ernment's call. He says marvelous
work has been dons In getting the big
string of tralna started across the
country with the material- He Will be
here at least a week and In that time
ha will without doubt prove to many
that their efforta to get out timber
and ahlps is a strike directly at winning
JLIXY CHRONOMETERS RATED
IIjdrotTaplilc Office? Check Instru
ment for Owner of New Vessels.
Outfitting of Oregon-built ships is
being carried Into the Custom House
headquarters of tha United States by
drographle office, where Nautical Ex
pert Schwartz haa a number of ehro
tiometers each day. getting them read
for use aboard the new carriers. In
ditlon to which masters of vessels ir
riving usually leave their chronometers
at tha office to be regulated. One lot
ho la to receive shortly will be 20 for
tha French government, which are for
as many ships building here.
In the past six months ths work e
looking after chronometers haa grow
from having to handle on or two
week to having fully a dozen on han
at tha same time. He fore entering th
Navy. Mr. J-chwars waa connected wit
a nautical Instrument establishment a
Seattle, having spent several years In
the work, so shipmasters and owners
of new vessels her are accorded tha
services of an expert.
A. Smith and tug Famson are
rtlll barbound In lower bay. as ths second
day of rough water prevented their leaving.
The tug Fearless arrived from Sn Fran
cteco at noon towing the barge Johanna
Smith, which win load a lumber cargo at
lb Smith ailertrlc docks
The new Emergency Fleet vessel North
Bend will sail from Cooa Bay Monday with
a full cargo of lumber from the Smith mills
The North Bend will not return here, but
will he supplied with her machinery at a
"BATTLE. Wastu. Jan. J- Special)
The Nippon Tuaea Kaisha liner Faahlma
Mara, third of the new fleet of large and
commodioue liners replselng ths old-time
In the Seattle-Oriental service, ar
rlved here at noon today. Captain Toxawa.
her master, save the details of a thrilling
encounter between the Faahlma Mtro and
aa Austrian submarlns In ths Mediterra
nean as shs wss en routs to Japan last
November to enter the new service.
Rear-Admiral Hilda, of the Japanese navy,
and bis sisff of 15 officers, sn routs to
Waahlngton. D. C.. and London, were pas
sens-era. as was Major H. K. Horns. V- f. A..
returning from a special mission to Russia.
Major Horns left Immediately for tha
ik.mI lmnm r A HllnM tt the
Pacific preamshlp Company, left tonight ' Muy 1 1 Frances M.. sen., sub
for San Francisco and other Pacific ports
oa s buslncea trip. Ha was accompanied
by F. M. Barry, assistant general manager
at Pan Francisco.
Tbe Norwegian steamer Ptortikett. a
Peattie-built vessel, arrived In port this
afternoon, completing her first round trip
to Calcutta, fine Is under charter to Frank
With a full cargo of canned pineapples
snd sugar from Hawaiian porta, tbs Amer
ican ship Moaongahela. formerly tbs Ijer
msa Daibek. arrived at the Cape and Is
due to reach Seattle In the morning. She
te being operated by the Shipping Board. '
Of 79 vessels the United States has
lost In the war,' which comprises all
tonnage gunk prevloua to tha entrance
of thla country Into tho fray and since.
Si of them were sailers. The New
Tork Journal of Commerce has com
plied a list of Yankee tonnasre that
figures In the casualty statistics, so far
ag merchantmen are concerned, and It
starts with , the sinking of the Amer
ican ship .Wm. P. Frye. sunk January
55. 1515. when on her way to Europe
with a cargo of wheat loaded at Puijet
Sound, and ends with tho loss January
S. 1913, of the American steamer Harry
Some of the vessels lost had been
loaded here. Tho complete list follows:
pate J,ame. type, eauss of Orou Lives
jcw. . destruction.
Jsn. 2J Wm. P. Foe. ship, Oer
man crutper Prtns Eltel
Feb. 19 Eve:n. s.a. mine
Feh. 23 Carlo, s.s.. mine
Apr. 2 Oreenbrler. a s- mine
June 11 Seaeonnet. s.s., mine .....
JU17..1 Ltmmw. s a. submarine.
Sept. 27 Vincent, ship, mine
Total, seven vessels
Oct. 2s I.no, .a (Philippine)
Nov. Columbian, s.s., submarine
Nov. 26. Chemung, s.s., submsrlne
TotsL three vessels
Feb. s Housatonle, as., sub
Feb. 12 Lyman M. Law. ech., sub.
Mar. 1J Algonquin, s.s., submarine
Mar. 14 Vlgllancla. s.s.. submarine
Mar. 17 City of Memphis, s.s.. sub.
Mar. IS Illinois, tanker, submarine
Mar. 21 Healrlton. tanker, sub....
Apr. 1 Artec. s.s., submarine....
e Mlssourlsn. u., submarlns
4 Marguerite, sen., sub
Apr. 7 Edwin H. Hunt. sch.. sub.
Apr. 7 F-ward. aa. submarine..
Apr. 22 Woodward Abraham, sch.,
Apr. 57 perry Birdsall. sch.. sub..
Apr. 29 Vscuum. tanker, sub......
M-iy 1 Rocklnsham. s.s.. sub....
May 14 Htionlam. s.s. submarlns
'HON TRICK' SUSPECTED
THEFT OF (E1TA.XT FROM SCHOOL
LAID TO GEfUIAXS.
Scarcity of Iastrwsaeafs Makes Replsec-
cil DUflerslti Claseea Great
BREAKWATER GOES TOMORROW
Xleaver I on Way and Sails Again
Arriving lata yesterday from San
Francisco, tha steamer Breakwater, of
the Emerald una, began unloading car
go and will have her southbound
freight aboard so aa to sail promptly
at o'clock tomorrow night. The line
Is making a atrong bid for business In
this territory and freight offerings sre
The steamer Willamette, of the Mc
rormlck flag, left yesterday for th
.Ooidea Gate and ports to the south.
having a full cargo and a number of
traveler, vteward Amson recently
Joined th ship, though he haa sailed
oot of this harbor many times before,
having ben on the atramers Northland
and San Karri on.
The liner Beaver. Captain Rankin. Is
da In tomorrow and satis Wednesday.
The veesel will have a large amount of
Inbound freight and capacity load out
Pacific Coast shipping Note.
I1N FRAVTSCO. Jan IS 4 Special. -
rhe Mstsoa Navigation Comrsnys steamer
PHseideat arrived from Hono.ulu today with
a good possessor net sad a neavy cargo.
tt imer waa one clay late on account of
aasweruig ue cau f rvm tho wtotoiWitp Ore
gon for assistance oo Jaausry 20. Tbe Ore
gon was picked up later bv the steamship
l.urUae ss I towed to rtoao.Tiio. Tarn Oregon
wtil be towed to thie port from Hoao!uu.
ss Iter englnee canaot be put In good
erfetigh s.K.a?e for the royase. sccordtng to
" advices today from Honolu.u,
Aftr encountering bad weather s'T the
way from the Dutch East Indies, the Dutch
. steamship TJtkeabaag arrived wit j a ca
pacity cargo and faur flrst-c:ase pseser.gers.
Shippers of rubber In the Dutch Fast In-
' etw sre so snvtoos to ship the vaiuabis
product they take the risk of sending lsre
atxsacities ea deck. The Tlikembac
rrougM asxvut 12.0UO tone of rubber, hemp
e-od othr Oriental products. Freight t fi I
the koies of '.he s-ilp Is, waiting ber and
the vesset wttl take out Just ss heavy a
.cargo as she reit1t
Tee DutcB steamoTitp C avion, which has
Pian here since November It waj'lr.e for s
t-.iner Uce2e. bee beoa coaling the last ,
"Reference mad for generations to
certain Infraction or disturbing oc
currences as "Irish tricks." bid fair to
find their way Into the discard, the
prefix being changed to "Hun" and the
latest real "Hun trick. as classified
by Professor Williams. In charge of
the Government nautical achool In the
Oregon butlding. 1 th theft of a
sextant, which baa proven a highly Im
portant Instrument In teaching "rook-
lea" the art of "ahootlng ths aun." In
working out navigation problems.
No doubt Is entertained that th dis
appearance was due to a thief. If It
Is really a "Hun trick"; that It was
spirited away by some German or pro
German, that knowledge would simply
serve to place the Instructor and stu
dent oa their guard, but If the sextant
waa taken by a supposed American, for
the purpose of personal gain through
selling It. hi apprehension may lead to
a hanging at the first yardarm avail
able. In these time of a decided scarcity
In navigation Instrument of all kinds
It Is no easy matter to replace the
sextant, though It Is expected the Fed
eral authorities will find mean of sub
stituting another so th classes may
not b handicapped.
In manning some of th new ahlps
that situation ha been faced and In
one case here th master of a vessel
said he was looking for a mat who
owned a sextant, being short such an
Instrument. While It Is much more
difficult than before to sign chief
mate of general experience, he was
prepared to overlook eom Inexperi
ence If an applicant could produce a
Most navigation Instrument offered
for sale there day would ba looked
on suspiciously. Th stock has been
so generally drawn on that price have
been boosted and on found In th pos
session of a person not a mariner might
cause smbarrassmenL In th sama con
nection It I expected those having such
nstrumenta will offer them for sale.
so long as they sre prepared to prove
bona fide ownership.
Muy 23 Harwood Palmer, sch.. sub
lln jr 4 Harbara, sch., submarine.
May 2 Magnua Manson. sch., sub.
May 27 Margaret B. House, sch..
May St iMrlso, ship, submarine...
June 1) Petrollte, tinker, sub....
June 12 Morenl. tanker, sub
June It A. U. Johnson, sch.. Ger
June 19 John D. Archbold, tanker
Juns 17 K. C. eiada, sch., German
June 21 Chlide Harold, sch.. sub.,
June 25 Galena, bark, submsrlne.
July 4 Orleans, s.s. submarine. M
July 7 Massapcqua. s a, sub
July S. Mary W. Howen. sch.. sub.
Ju:v Manila, sch.. submarine...
July 10 HiUlegsrd. barktlne. sub..
July 10 Kansan. aa. suumarine. ..
July 12 Grace, aa. submarine....
Ju.y 13 Florence Creadick, , sch.,
July 21 Augustus Welt. sch.. sub..
July 24 John Twohy. sch.. sub....
July 27 Carmels. ga. a., submsrlns
July 27 Jhn Hsys Hammond, scb.
July 31 Motano. tanker, sub
Aug. Campana. s s.. submarine.
Aug. 7 Chrlstiane, bark, silb....
Aug. 21 Carl F. Cresev. sch., sub..
Aug. 29 Laura C. Anderson, sen.,
Sept, William 11. Clifford, sciw
Sept. 12 Wilmore. s.s.. submarlns.
Sept. 1.1 Plaluria. tanker, sub....
Fept. IS Ann J. Trainer, sch., sub.
Sept. 211 Henry Llppltt. sch.. sub..
Sept. 25 Paoiina, bark, submarine.
Oct. Annie F. Conlon. sch., sub.
Oct. 11 Lewis Luckenbach. s.s.,
Oct, It Jennie E. Rlchter. sch.,
Or 11 St. Helena, as. submarine
rte, 17 infill., a a. submarine...
Ori. 21 Fannie Preerotu sch., sub.
Oct, 27 D. N. I.uckenbscb. s s.,
Nov. Rochester, aa. submarlns
,ov. 7 Vliiiemer aa .roiuppinoj,
Nov. lllal. s tPhlllpplne),
Nov. 16 Margaret U Roberts, sen.,
Nov. It Fchuyklll, s.a, submsrlns
Nov. 2.1 Actaeon. s a. submarine..
Dec 11 Owasco. s.s., submarine..
Dee. 20 'Suruga. aa. submarlns..
Total. M vessels
Jsn, 6 Harry Lucksnbseh,
2 n7 3
1. V'5 0
1. 127 0
2..-.01 1 9
2. !'9 4
3 .1H3 0
1.3 7 a 0
ties wss launched at noon today, when
the Marie DeRonde, an auxiliary
schooner, left her way at the Grays
Harbor motorshlp yard. She Is 290 feet
lontr. Her berth will be occupied by
a Government ship keel within a few
days. The Marl DeRonde, while built
for French parties, will go Into the
American registry. Ehe was christened
by Mra Ward, mother of M. K, ward
manager of the local yard a
LACK OF SHIPS FELT OX BAT
C. A. Smith Lnmber Company Has
Trouble Keeping Dock Clear.
MAP.SHFIELD, Or, Jan. 28 (Spe
cial) If the C. A. Smith Lumber and
Manufacturing Company, which at one
time owned the steamers Redondo,
Adeline Smith and Nann Smith, was
dependent upon vessels of their own
that could furnish power for trans
porting lumber from Coo Bay to Bay
Point. It would be absolutely without
service and crippled to such an extent
it could not operate. Before the United
States got Into the war the company
disposed of its three vessels at greatly
Increased prices aoove cost, but there
came a time soon after the sale or
the last one the Adeline Smith, when
the transportation, problem became
The company had two wooden schoon
ers capable of carrying l.SOO.000 feet
each, under way, but when they were
finished the war program had made It
Impossible to obtain machinery for the
hulls and the craft have since been
used as barges, being towed down the
coast and back by tups, . -
The company recently found the two
schooners, Johanna, and C. A- Smith,
could not handle the entire output and
accumulations of lumber became com
mon and congested the docks. It was
then the tug Tyee and a barge from
Puget Sound were engaged to help .In
the work. Tbe Smith mill saws more
lumber than any mill on the coast,
which It ships entirely to San Francisco
Bay, and although furnishing the
Coos Bay shipyards with an order of
10.000.000 feet of fir timbers, has to
occasionally call In extra chartered
steam schooners to keep the docks
Engineers for Merchant Ma
rine to Be Instructed.
PROMOTION TO BE HELPED
Assistants Invited to Attend Free
. Government bcjiools to Brush Up
on Technical 'Matters to Place
Selves In Line for Chief, .
GHANNELTQ BE DREDGED
PORT OP BA.NDON PLANS ELAB
Services of Prrdsje Oregss to Be Se
cured Divine Apparatus to
eBsached: may not prove total loss.
10 BE DONE
DEPARTMENT WILL BB ESTAB
LISHED FEBRUARY 1.
Office Will Coatrol All Aodltlnsi Con
rctrd Wltk Botk Wooden and
Steel Ships Built la Ottgon.
Movement of Vessels.
PORTLAND. Jsn. 2a Arrived teamen
Brvaksxater. from San Franclaro; W. F.
Harris, from tlavlota. faal.el olsainer J.
A. Chanaler. for Seat Pranciaco.
ASTORIA. Jan. 241 Arrived at mtdnlfrht
and left tip at I A M.. steamer itama bar
bare, from ban f ran Cisco ; st :1& and left
np st 11 A, M., Sleamer ftreakeater, from
San Francisco; at 10 so and left up at 11:43
A. VI.. steamer tV. F. Hamn. from Gaviota,
failed At 11 1 A. at., steamer Tiverton.
for San Francisco ; at 11 SO A. M, schooner
Monterey, la tow of tu r-avlxalor, for
PAX PBANOSCO. Jan. 2. Salted At
micnisht. steamer Daley Putnam, for Co
POT NT PETTB5 Jan. DS -
A. M . sttaraer Wuitmaa,
for Tort 3aa Lula
Passed At 10
ASTORIA. Jan. SS. Palled At UrM A.
V1-. motoi schooner Aatoria, for Japan: at
P. VI.. steamer Rose Otr. for San Fran
rlsos snd fan PeCro, Palled At P. VI.,
steamer r . A. iuiourn. ror aaa r raacisco.
SAX FRANCISCO. Jan. M. Palled At S
VI., steamer Cants Xoelea. for Columbia
River. Arrive! oneoner bamar, from Le-
vaka for Columbia Rleer.
Sleamer Adnal W
Jan. . Arrived
SEATTLE, Jan. Sft. Arrived 6 1 earners
Lrman 6ieart. from Port San Lula: Mexico
V am. Admiral Dewey and Skarway. from
Tacoma. Sailed Steamer Hawaii Mara, for
Tide a Astoria Bandar.
rt AM T T feet T SS AM It feet
0 C r.M. t.t Xeet,7. iM..M...-.l foot
Effective rebruary 1. th Oresron dis
trict of the Emergency Fleet Corpora
tion will hve Its own Independent
auditing department. Th office will
not only control work having to do
with wooden vessels building here. In
ehsrtre of which I Lloyd J. Wentworth,
but will pas on all auditing features
of th ateel vessels building in the
state, though their construction I yet
directed by Captain J. F. Blaln. of
S. P. Fleming, who ha been con
nected with the auditing department of
th Northwest dtstrtct for some time,
is to be In charge of the Oregon dis
trict's auditing affairs and he. will
have a aufflclent staff to handle the
business. John T. Richardson, travel
ing auditor for the Emergency Fleet
Corporation, will continue his present
duties, which carry him from tbe Ca
nadian border to th Southern Califor
nia Una In th general organization
of that department there is another
traveling auditor on the Atlantic side
and a third In the Gulf sone.
The Oregon " diatrict takes In all
yards in the Willamette and Columbia
River territory and extends down ths
cosst to Include Tillamook, but does
not embrace the Cooa Bay yards, which
have been left in the California dis
trict, because of being accessible from
Ssn Francisco, and it waa the desire
of the builders not to disturb the for
mer arrangement, through which Cap- j
tain .riiiSDury tooaea aiier vessels cub
No change has been made as yet In
the Northwest district as it pertains to
steel ships. Captain Blaln remaining in
command of vessel at both Washing
ton and Oregon yards, and he Is rep
resented her by EL B. Egbert, Unoffi
cial reports are that no different plan
la to be placed In effect soon, though
there are Interests yet expecting that
the steel tonnage under way will be
come part of Mr. Wentworth' respon
sibilities shortly, lesvlng Captain Blaln
as director of th steel ship in the
MARSH FIELD, Or., Jan. 26. (Spe
clal.) To provide such necessities for
navigation as are required on the Lower
Coquille River, near Bullard's ferry.
and In the bar channel in particular,
me i-on commissioners of the Port of
Bandon have laid out an elaborate plan
of dredging and Jetty extension for
191. The port expects to secure as
sistance in obtaining the Improvements
contemplated through the good offices
of the Spruce Board and energetic rep
resentations by Bandonians and other
residents along the river as far as Co
quille. Sho..ls are noted In two vital local
ities. At Bullard's th wind from the
northwest sweeps across the spit and
creates a sandbar In the river which is
rather wide at that point, and there
fore aubjeot to shoaling. The work at
Bandon includes the extension of the
Inside south Jetty toward the sea to
connect with the south Jetty already in
place. This extension would eliminate
another shoal which forms In a basin
st the western end of th wing Jetty
built In 1916.
The port Commissioners expect to se
cure th suction dredge Oregon, which
is to be operated on Coos Bay also dur
ing 1918. The Port of Bandon requires
a 10-foot channel from the sea to Co
quille, and shoals that have occurred
since the channel was dredged will be
removed, it Is realized bv the (Com
mission that to maintain the depth of
10 feet dredging as frequently as once
In two years Is necessary. In connec
tion with the estimated improvements.
the port proposes to buy, and will or
der soon, a modern diving apparatus
which will be necessary to the work
of removing pinnacles projecting from
the rock bed of the channel between
Bandon and the ocean. The new work
s and dredging, dependent upon bow ex
it tensive the plans become, will cost
from 18.000 to 135,000.
DEEPER CHAXXEIi PLAXXED
Vancouver to Make Effort to Have
SO Feet in Harbor.
VANCOUVER, Wash, Jan. 2. (Spe
clal.) An effort is being made to have
a 30-foot channel In the Vancouver
harbor. A committee. Including W. F.
Edwards, A. L. Miller, Floyd A. Swan
and Mayor G. R. Perclval, went to
Portland and held a consultation with
Colonel Zinn, of the Engineers' Corps,
U. S. A. It Is now-proposed to have
the 30-foot channel to the east boun
dary of the city limits, which is east
of Vancouver Barracks.
The rivers and harbors bill, passed
at the last session of Congress, pro
vided for a survey of the Columbia
River channel to the bridge, but now
that there Is a large shipyard and the
spruce cut-up plant above. It Is desired
to deepen the channel in front of them.
The survey was to be made only upon
the approval of the Secretary of War.
MARINE RULES ARE VIOLATED
Custom Officer Clark Collects Fine
Aggregating $500 on Coo Bay;
NORTH BEND, Or, Jan. it. (Spe
cial.) United States Custom Officer -W. I
A. Clark, recently- appointed to the
Port of Coos Bay, amply repaid his de
partment for a launch trip to the light
house at Coos Head when, on the re'
turn trip to Marshfleld. he registered '
ouu-in fines sgainst the owner of the
launch Sea Wolf and the Buehner Lum
ber Company. In the case against the
first named the custom officer found
that Captain Hans Peterson was with
out a fogbell, carried no lights and
had no pilot's rules on board. Each In
fraction cost Peterson 1100.
A log raft near the Buehner mill
cost that company $200.
SHIP-KXEE INDUSTRY GROWS
Marie DeRonde Is Launched.
ABERDEEN, Wash- Jan. 26. (Spe
cial.) Tbe last of the vessels building
ber under contract with private par-
Gamble-TXlcg; Company Contract fop
.Product In Clackamas County.
OREGON CITT. Or, Jan. 26. (Spe
cial.) The ship-knee industry 1 rap
Idly assuming big proportion In Clack
amas County. Tha Gamble-Kieg Ship
Knee Company, of Portland, has signed
up with Henry P. Bailey for the sale
of all available ship-knees on 40 acres
of ground about three miles east .of
Parkplace. Mr. Bailey will receive 60
cents each for knees up to 13 Inches In
diameter. 81 for knees from 12 to 20
Inches and $2.50 each for larger sires.
The Molalla country also has become
a big shlp-knea center. The knees are
made or tlr stumps, which make the
proper angle to the roots and give the
necessary arm for ship bottoms.
Balistrand Gets Speed Trial.
ABERDEEN. Wash, Jan. 26. (Spe
cial.) The Norwegian auxiliary schoon
er Balistrand was given her trial spin
here Thursday and by all aboard was
declared to be In excellent trim. While
no charter yet has been announced for
her. It Is expected that she will load
lumber for South America and later go
through the Canal to th East Coast.
In a recent circular Issued from the
Boston headquarters ' of the' Shipping
Board' recruiting service, information
Is given as to what is proposed for In
creasing the number of engineers that
will be called for duty on ships of the
new merchant marine.
The circular says:
"Plans now being matured by the
recruiting service of the United States
Shipping Board reveal a system of
preparation In connection with manning
tbe new merchant marine that for
thoroughness will not suffer by c com
parison with any known example of
German, efficiency.. - .
Chief to Watch Work.
'After securing chief engineers for
service on the new type, fast cargo
ships now being constructed under its
direction, the Board will give the men
an exceptional opportunity to learn all
there is to know about the engines
they are to operate by .sending them
to the works where the engines are
being built. Each chief will follow his
own engine through the process of cor.
struction and then to the shipbuilding
yard, where he will supervise Its erec
tion on board the ship and will take
charge of it as chief engineer when the
vessel goes into commission.
"The Board probably will first call
for 125 chief engineers for this work.
While on this special duty a chief will
receive both pay and an adequate al
lowance for board. On board ship he
will receive the standard pay for his
grade in the merchant marine, which is
high and a bonus for war-zone voyages.
Assistants to Be Helped,
"The demand thus created for the
services of chief engineers is expected
greatly to stimulate activity among
first assistant engineers who wish to
become chiefs. To assist any men of
this grade, or of lower grades, to se
cure promotion, the Shipping Board in
vites them to. its free schools In marine
engineering, where they may brush up
on technical matters, from a week to a
month, as they may choose. There are
eight of these schools, located respec
tively at Massachusetts Institute of
Technology, Cambridge; Stevens Insti
tute, Hoboken; he Bourse, Philadel
phia; Johns Hopkins University, Balti
more: Case School of Applied Science.
Cleveland; Armour- Institute, Chicago;
University of Washington, Seattle, and
Tulane University, New Orleans."
Die-cine- has been finished In the main
channel at Pueet Island by the Federal
dredge Wahkiakum, and she will shift to
morrow to Skamokawa. wnere consiaeraaie
materia! Is to be removed.
On discharelnir the last of her oil cargo
yesterday- the -tank steamer J. A. Chansior
departed for San Francisco,
Arriving yesterday from the Golden Gate,
tha steamer 6anta Barbara went to Stella
to start her lumber cargo and ehe finishes
at Kainier. .. .. .. ,
The steamer Johan Poulsen sailed yes-
terday from Westport for San Francisco
laden with lumber.
As the Willamette was down to a stage
of 9.8 feet yesterday, the dipper dredge
AJax resumed work in front or tiie i,asi
Washington-street municipal terminal, ie-
ovlng material that was carrieu aown oy
the 1017 freshet. Most of the work had
been done in advance of recent high water
conditions and the remainder will be com
pleted in a tew days.
Repairs and overhauling being ended, tne
steamer lone Is to resume her run tomorrow,
after having been lile for a few weeks.
Efforts will be made, to have a mooting
of the Port of Portland Commission tomor-
row or Tuesday for the' consideration of a
report on a proposed survey of the Upper
Columbia and Snake livers.
Bound here to work a lumber cargo, the
schooner Samar was reportsd arriving yes
terday at San Francisco from Irfvoka. She
has a copra cargo to be unloaded there.
Captain Cecil Brown, traveling Inspector
of the United States Steam Vessel Inspection
Service, waa a Portland visitor yesterday.
He Is en route to his headquarters at San
U. S. Naval Radio Reports.
All reports for 8 P. M. yesterday unless
SANTA ISABEL. San Francisco for Seat
'tle, 103 miles north of San Francisco.
QUEEN, seven miles north of Cape
MOTORSHIP ASTORIA, for Orient, 150
miles west-of Heceta Head.
KLAMATH, St. Helens for Pan Francisco,
15 miles south of Blunts Reef.
TOPE KA, for San Francisco, 23 miles
north of Point Arpna.
ADMIRAL HCIILEY, Seattle for San Fran
cisco, 196 mites north of Sail Francisco.
ERNEST H. MEYER. San Pedro for Co
lumbia River. 1(50 mile- from San Pedro.
MOFFETT. San Pedro for Port Angeles.
90 miles north of San Francisco lightship.
lOSBSIITE. San Francisoo for Fucet
Sound, 20 miles east of Flattery.
CELILO, Everett for San Francisco, off
Columbia River Bar Report.
NORTH HEAD. Jan. 28. Condition of
the bar at S P. M. : Moderate; wind, south
west 12 miles.
Xewberg Church Rals-es $39 0.
XEWBERG. Or.. Jan. 26. (Special.)
At a Red Cross meeting at Friends
Church, $390 was raised by a drive
among the members for the Friend.i
reconstruction unit In France. Two
days previous a box containing 400
newly-made articles of clothing and
$35 in cash was shipped to headquar
ters in Philadelphia. This is in addi
tion to the 810 per month paid regu
larly to the unit by the local church.
More enlistments from Wall Street
families are recorded In the War Of
fice than from any other one class of
families In the country.
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will continue daily and Sunday until completed.
As correspondent in Constantinople of the
'Kolnische Zeitung' (Cologne Gazette) Dr.
Stuermer had access to information that
none but a German could have obtained.
His confessions are an amazing revelation.
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