The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, March 09, 1919, SECTION TWO, Page 24, Image 48

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STjNDAY
OREGOXIAX. PORTLAND, 3IARCII 9, 1919.
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Steamer Nespelem Overhauled
Will Start on Run April 1.
ANOTHER BOAT MAY GO ON
JiuhincKS Men of AValla AValla En
thusiastic Regarding Steps Inaug
urated to Give Water Service.
Overhauling of the steamer Nespelem
has been begun so as to have her in
readiness by April 1 to inaugurate the
new service of The Dalles-Columbia
rtver line to Pasco, operating, in conjunc
tion with steamer Tahoma, which is now
running- between Portland and The
Ialles. The Pasco service will include
the operation of automobile trucks
from Wallula to Walla Walla and no
doubt the same system will ultimately
be followed between the river and other
nearby cities.
Captain Charles Nelson of the com
pany, said yesterday that several thou
sand dollars would be expended on the
Nespelem in completing her cabins and
making her into a freight and pas
senger vessel. She was built on the
upper Columbia, near the Canadian
border, and was steamed here last year,
not being entirely finished. Her ma
chinery was built by the Willamette
Iron & Steel Works and originally in
stalled in a steamer named the lone,
also built on the upper river, and the
hull of the Nespelem was constructed
under the direction of Joseph Paquct,
of this city, now connected with the
Great Northern Concrete Shipbuilding
company.
A plan is under consideration for
adding at least one more steamer to
the fleet, so a speedy and frequent
service will be afforded. Businessmen
of Walla Walla are enthusiastic re
garding the steps being inaugurated to
bring them into the zone of water
haul and Portland firms are pledging
their aid to the support of the service.
Operation of steamers between Port
land and upper Columbia points is not
an innovation that having been followed
at times since arrangements were made
to portage between The Dalles and
Celilo, which was followed by the open
ing of the canal there, but it is certain
the new programme contemplates a
more general co-operation between in
terests ashore and the steamboat op
erators so that through the use of im
proved highways freight carried to cer
tain points by water can be moved in
land cheaply.
Besides Captain Nelson, who has been
manager of the People's Navigation
company and master of the steamer
Tahoma for several years, the new com
pany includes John 1). Porter, also F.
W. Anderson and K. W. Buswell, of
Spokane; J. C. Kgbert of The Dalles,
and J. T. Peters of this city. George
K. Shepherd of Portland, is counsel for
the corporation.
FIRE Ofl SHIP HARD FOUGHT
CKAYS
HARBOR IXABLE
tSK WIRELESS.
TO
Details of liurning of Motorship
100 Miles Off Brazilian Coast
Reach Aberdeen.
ABERDKEX, Wash., March 8. (Spe
cial.) Details of the burning of the
motorship Grays Harbor, the second
ship launched from the Grays Harbor
Motor Corporation yards here, which
was lost last August 400 miles off the
Brazilian coast,- are contained in a
letter from the quartermaster of the
"ship, S. R. Burkholden, received by
Mrs. J. R. West, an aunt of Burkholden.
Following the disaster, which was
caused by an explosion, Burkholden and
other members of the crew, were at sea
4S hours in open boats before reaching
safety.
The disaster occurred just before 7
o'clock on the evening of August 19,
and was caused by an explosion in the
enpine room, which was followed by
a rasing fire. The first assistant en
Kineer. Fred Pierson. and an oiler,
Jerry Macy. were killed. It was im
possible to reach them through the
tire. The wireless switch was cut out
on the engine-room board, so it was
impossible to send a message. All
hands fought the fire until 8:30, when
the lifeboats were ordered lowered, and
two of them were filled, 13 men in one
and 12 in the other.
The island of Noronha was reached
Wednesday morning, August 21, at 1:30,
and a landing was made through the
surf. "The navsfl guard of the island
received us with drawn bayonets," says
Burkholden, "thinking we were Ger
mans. We explained matters to Mr.
Holmes of the cab,le company, and he
explained the situation to the officers
who then took us in."
The men three days late were taken
on a Brazilian gunboat to Pernambueo
There the consul was able to get cloth-
' ing for them, after some delay. From
there they went to Rio de Janeiro, and
thence. October 25, sailed for the United
States, arriving at New York No
vember 1.
FREIGHT CONGESTION REDUCED
1'uget Sound Accumulation Is Less
Than That- ot Year Ago.
SEATTLE, March 8. Accumulated
expert tonnage on Puget Sound up to
date is 120.940 tons against 192,256 tons
March 20, 1918, the highest point since
the United States entered the war.
Actual tonnage on Puget Sound and
west of Spokane en route to the port
on March 2TI, 1918, was 280,000 tons.
against 1 44,400 tons this date. While
the tonnage was being put aboard ship
for transportation to the orient, ap
proximately 120,000 tons per month
were being brought into the port by
the transcontinental railways. During
the past year, while the accumulated
exports were being reduced, 36,000 ad
ditional carloads were handled inbound.
Against the present accumulation of
120,9t(i tons of American-made exports
destined for the orient, 500,000 tons of
shipping is due to enter and depart
from the port during the next 90 days.
WOODEX SHIPS ARE DEFENDED
Calala, Built in Portland, Said to
Be Splendid Vessel.
SEATTLE. Wash., March S. fSpe-
rial.) Because of the bad record of a
few of the wooden ships built during
the war. the whole type of vessels has
been unjustly condemned, with the re-
suit that a good-sized fleet of wooden
steamers is tied up at New York, ac-
cording to Captain Oeorge Leighton,
well-known Seattle mariner who re-
luniuu irom me east coast toaay.
On the day that Chairman Edward T.
Hurley returned from Europe, there
were eight wooden shipping board 1
teamers in New York harbor and these
UPPER RIVER SERV C
W B UG MUTED
Point with one watchman to take care
of the whole fleet. One of the vessels
was the Calala. Captain Leighton's
command, and all of i 5 steamers with
the exception of one, were products of
the Pacific coast.
Captain Leighton declared that In ad
dition to the wooden carriers, many
steel vessels are lying Idle in New
Tork harbor, awaiting repairs. He says
that repair plants are swamped with
work and that ships in need of re
pairs are obliged to await their turn.
The Calala -ras built at Portland and
is a craft of the Ballin type. Captain
Leighton took her to San Francisco on
her maiden trip the latter part of Au
gust and there received a cargo of steel
for Honolulu anJ returned from the
mid-Pacific to San Francisco with pine
apples. She then ftok a cargo of
canned salmon to Norfolk and New
York.
Captain IIghton declares that the
Calala is a splendid ship and proved her
dependability in all kinds of weather.
MUSTERS TO GET GUIDANCE
HYDROGRAPHIC OFFICE OFFERS
t'SE OF FACILITIES.
Pilot Charts and Articles on Nau
tical Subjects to Be Widely
Distributed. Anticipating an early return of com
merce from foreign lands, also desiring
to be of assistance to, masters of the
coastwise vessels, William E. Gibbons,
ensign of the Cnited - States navy. In
charge of the Portland branch of the
hydrographlc office, is' getting in com
munication with seafaring Interests,
asking them to avail themselves of all
references and general facilities at the
office in the custom house.
The following is being mailed to the
master of each vessel making port:
"You are Invited to make use of the
facilities of this office during your stay
in port. We have on file for reference
the charts and sailing directions of all
the world.
"These are up to date and form a li
brary of the greatest use to mariners
and others interested in shipping. At
tention is called to the facility with
which newly purchased charts can be
compared here and corrections applied
if necessary.
"Time signals are received daily
(Sundays and national holidays ex
cepted) at noon, by telegraph, from the
naval observatory; and our chronometer
is rated daily by these signals, so that
correct standard time may be obtained
at any time between 9 A. M. and 4:30
P. M. We will be pleased to furnish the
correct time by telephone to any who
call us up.
"The time . ball, operated from this
office, is located on the roof of the
custom house. It is dropped by tele
graphic signal from the naval observ
atory. Mare Island. Cal., at the instant
of noon (mean time) for the 120th
meridian west from Greenwich.
"We have for distribution to co-operating
observers pilot charts, hydro
graphic bulletins, notices to mariners,
reprints of articles on nautical subjects,
etc. These furnish the latest informa
tion In regard to the location of wrecks,
derelicts, ice, changes In aids to navi
gation, currents, etc,
"This office is maintained for the
benefit of mariners in general, and
would greatly appreciate your co-operation
In observing and reporting
wrecks, derelicts, ice, errors in charts
and sailing directions, rocks and shoals,
misplaced ' buoys, irregular lights, cur
rents, floating obstructions pf any
any kind, bar soundings, routes, port
facilities, magnetic variation and any
thing of interest to mariners and navi-
ationr Such items when received are
promptly incorporated in the publica
tions above referred to. It is desired
to impress on mariners the necessity of
co-operating with the hydrographic
office."
CUBAN" SHIPS LOAD ON" SOUND
Two More Secured, Making Four in
All, With None Here.
On the heels of information that two
wood steamers had been assigned to
Puget sound lumber interests to carry
fir to Cuban ports comes information
that two more of the same class of
carriers have been alloted for the trade.
Since Portland interests sought the as
signment of wood steamers in Febru
ary for the same purpose and to date
have not received any explanation for
the vessels being refused them, there is
considerable feeling In some, quarters
over what is termed discrimination.
The matter is to be gone into by the
Chamber of Commerce, which is now
awaiting an explanation from the op
erating department of the shipping
board as to why steamers were re
fused Portland in the first Instance.
One firm here estimated that it could
have used several steamers for Cuban
cargo, but it gave up figuring on the
business when tonnage was denied.
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CAPT. BLAIFJ LEAVES
SERVICE ON APRIL 1
Director-General Piez Writes
Expressing His Regrets.
UNTIRING EFFORT LAUDED
Time Will Probably Be Devoted In
Future to Handling Steamers of
East Operating In Pacific.
Formal announcement . of the resig
nation of Captain J. F. Blain as man
ager of the Northern Pacific district,
of the emergency fleet corporation,
was made yesterday with the added In
formation that he leaves the service
April 1. In the interim his successor.
Is to be named by Director-General
Piez, of the emergency fleet corpora
tion. The duties in the Northern Pacific
district include direction of steel ship
construction in Washington and Ore
gon and of wood ship construction in
Washington. It will be two years in
April since Captain Blain entered the
service of the shipping board and. be
sides looking after ship construction,
he was in charge of the lumber em
bargo in advance of those-duties being
taken over by the fir production board,
also attended to the operation of ves
sels before the division of operation
established Its agencies In the coast.
His first war work was supervising
the refitting of seized German steam
ers and sailors In northwest ports.
The understanding is that In the
future he will devote his time to haul
ing steamers of eastern owners which
will be operated in the Pacific. Fred B.
Fape is assistant manager In enlarge
of steel ship work in Oregon and
William Magee is next in line in Washington-.
In a letter to Captain Blain. written
February 24, Director-General Piez has
the following to say:
"It is with great regret that I con
sent to accept your resignation as dis
trict manager of the Northern Pacific
district, effective April 1. 1919, as I
fully appreciate the serious loss that
the fleet corporation is sustaining
thereby. You have carried out your
most important duties during the war
in a highly satisfactory manner and
Jhe efficiency of your organization,
which is largely due to your own un
tiring efforts, has-been greatly instru
mental In effecting the remarkable rec
ord in ship production from your dis
trict during the time of the emergency."
WOODEN ' STEAMER LAUDED
MASTER OF TIIE QUOQUE HAS
PRAISE FOR BUILDERS.
Captain Lapping Says Storms En
countered on Way to New
York Gave Real Test.
In a letter from New Tork, dated
February 23. Captain John Lapping,
master of the wooden steamer Quoque,
who was a pilot at the entrance to the
Columbia river for several years, re
counts the Quoque's qualities and
praises the Wilson Shipbuilding com
pany for workmanship on the vessel.
The company constructed the steam
schooners Wahkeena and Ernest H.
Meyer, now operating in the coastwise
trade, and Captain Lapping compares
the Quoque with them.
Part of his letter is as follows:
"The Quoque arrived in this pet
out from Curacoa (Dutch West Indies),
1900 miles from New York, and, in my
opinion, it is good time, the same as
regular steamers make in weather we
had.
"We had strong head winds, but one
day, after getting out of northeast
trade, she steamed 244 miles at 80V4
revolutions. At latitude 34 degrees to
33 degrees north had weather which
would try any moderate sized ship;
strong gales and heavy headsea and
here is where the Quoque showed her
good points. Although loaded to 21
feet, she never shipped a sea and rolled
but little. I was watching to see if
she would work any place, which I
failed to find, but, instead. It confirmed
what I always did think of her sea
qualities, that the Quoque is as good a
wooden steamer as the Wakeena or
WOXDER WHAT AN ELEVEN - MONTHS' -
" WOMD6R WHAT ThaT
NOiae was That
WOKE ME OP f ? IT
iOOMOED LIKE The
CLICK OP THE LATCH
-.To The ootJioE.
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IS COMIKJG U Trie
5TMRi - The floor
C RACKS, AWJ FUJ" "
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fAD tell mother it'J
HER ToRlsl To 6RINJ&
my.BoTtlc BuT I
WOTtCE DAD IS OU '
Hli VAJAY. l.XeAR HIS
XJEa OLD (aROMBLE,
"Bless his- heart
HERE HE "
Ernest Meyer, and far superior to any
other I have seen of the same class.
"The Quoque doesn't leak, she han
dles good In any weather and as for a
heavy-weather hlp she Is hard to
beat. She steers like a yacht.
"I do not know whether ehe is go
ing to be laid up or operated. There are
about-20 of this kind laid up in North
river. I don't worry. Am offered brand
new steel ship if this one goes in bone
yard. "My Impressions of New Tork water
front got a shock, especially the North
river. Why, we on the Pacific coast
can give them cards and spades, even
In handling cargoes, as they still have
the old-style gear.
"The engines, all auxiliary machin
ery and the boilers of the Quoque
worked like a charm no trouble of any
kind since I left Balboa, also reduced
coal consumption about two to three
tons a day." '
MITSUI INVESTIGATES FIELD
Japanese Interests Would Send
Steamers if Tonnage Warrants.
Investigation of oriental freight con
ditions here, with the Idea of assign
ing tramp steamers to load for Japa
nese ports, is being carried on by S.
Chuma and S. Sa-babe of the Kobe
freight office of Mitsui & Co., widely
known Japanese shipowners and ship
pers. Mr. Chuma left last night for
Astoria to familiarize himself with
facilities and prospective cargo there.
It is known cables have been sent
to the Kobe office during the past
week, bearing on the amount of cargo
available here. Y. Moriwaki, Portland.
agent for the company, says there are
about 20 steamers owned by the com
pany with about 30 others under ohar
ter, and. since there has been a marked
falling 'off in the demand for tonnage
In oriental waters. It is desired to place
the vessels In service elsewhere. The
probabilities are other coast ports will
be visited this month and the sending
of ships depends on the decision of
the Kobe office.
SHIP WORK IS SUSPENDED
ABDERA, ABAXTIS, DOYLESTOX,
MERIDEX AXD DELOS NAMED
Additional Sthppage of Work ITcrc
Will Cause Another Reduction
of Forces in Yards Affected.
Suspension of work on five wood
steamers, averaging from 50 to
60 per cent complete. was or
dered yesterday by the Philadel
phia office of the Emergency
Fleet Corporation. The vessels affected
are the Abdera and Abantis, on the
ways at the Grant Smith-Porter Ship
building company: Dolyeston, at the
North Portland yard of the G. M. Stan-
difer Construction Corporation: Merl
den, at the Wilson Shipbuilding com
pany, and the Delos at the Somtnarston
Shipbuilding company.
Early in the week work "on four hulls
was suspended. They are about 35 per
cent complete and are the Calpunia and
Calydon. at the McEachren Ship com
pany, and the Crannon and Crantor at
the George F. Hodgers Shipbuilding
company. Just what is to be done with
the ships, whether they will later be
finished as sailing vessels or barges has
not been Indicated.
Official instructions also reached
Portland yesterday for converting seven
hulls into barges, they being the Acar
man, building at the Grant Smith-Porter
plant; the Alleben. Areturus and
Cabria. at the McEachern yard; Egeria
at the Wilson plant; Fort 'Shaw at the
St. Helens Shipbuilding company's
property, and the Daulis at the Som
marstrom yard.
The impression Is general that the
emergency fleet corporation will not
actually abandon any of the vessels
mentioned in the suspension order,
since all are under way, but there is a
question as to the comparative few that
may finally come out as steamers, such
as large steam schooners, and those to
be rigged as barkentines and schooners.
It is believed that there will be only
a few more turned into barges.
Unfortunately, while the vessels will
no doubt be floated in the end. the stop
page of work will cause another -reduction
In the forces at the yards affected.
Louis W. Hill Is Elected.
NEW ORLEANS. March 8. An
nouncement was made today of the
election of Louis W. Hill of St. I'aul
as vice-president at large of me Mis
sissippi Valley association, recently
organized here by business interests of
the valley.
Form Army.
BUDAPEST. March 8. (Havas.l
Plans have been completed for the
formation of a Hungarian army on a
volunteer basis. The llunnrian army
hereafter will comprise six divisions.
OLD BABY THINKS ABOUT BY
I II start off wth
A LITTLE WHIMPER";
. Just To see if i
CAN'T ATTRACT A
little attention,
i'll bet that ujas
my dad just came
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JUST A VJ6E VAJHIIvnP,
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BOTTLE ! JbST
listen To Pop
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nasty LooK But
I should" worry,
I Got THE BOTTLe
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1G20 INFANTRY DUE
N PORTLAND MONDAY
Big Reception Is Planned
for
Oregon Heroes.
COLONEL MAY IN CHARGE
Entertainment Programme Includes
Dinner, Auto Rides and Other
Delightful Features.
With honorable discharge papers In
their pockets and ready to return to
civilian life with the same pep that
made them real heroes in the fighing
in France, 260 men of the' old 3d Ore
gon, later the 162d Infantry, in com
mand of Colonel John 1 May. will
arrive in Portland at 3:40 o'clock Mon
day afternoon. They will be given a
rousing welcome before they are al
lowed to go to their homes. Most of
the men are said to be from Portland
and all are from Oregon. They were
formerly members of ccapanlcs A. B,
C and L of the old 3d Oregon.
The special train carrying the men
here will leave Camp Lewis tomorrow
morning, according to word received
from Mrs. May by the general recep
tion committee yesterday.
The official reception will be brief, J
but full of vigor and action. i
-WhUtlea to Give Mgnnl.
From 3:40 to 4:30 P. M.. the reception I
by relatives and friends will be held
at the Union depot. Tickets for ad
mittance at the depot can be Fecured
at the auxiliary desks at Liberty tem
ple between 2 and 5 P. M. today and
all day Monday.
Arrival of the train will be announced
by whistles and bells.
At 4:30 a parade will start, proceed
ing up Victory Way to Morrison street,
east on Morrison to Third and south
on Third to the municipal auditorium.
At the auditorium chicken dinner
will be served by 50 of the boys' own
mothers. A feature of the dinner will
be cake baked by these same mothers.
H. W. Kent, president of the Portland
Caterers' association, is in charge of
the preparation of the meal, and Mrs.
C. B. Simmons is in charge of the
service. A programme of welcome
speeches and musical " entertainments
is being arranged to accompany the
banquet.
Theaters Open to Heroes,
Following the dinner, the men will
be relcasMl. Tickets to the theaters
will be issued at the auditorium to
those whose homes are outside of Port
land and to the others if they desire
them.
An official reception delegation will
go to ancouver to meet the troop
train. The delegation will consist of
ActinfT Mayor I'.igelow. O. E. Overheck,
chairman of the reception committee;
Charles F. Berg and City Commission
ers Perkins, Munn and Karbur.
Individual box luncheons prepared
by the women's auxiliaries were dis
tributed to 69 men of the 161st infan
try and 55 men of gas company No. 90,
when they arrived in Portland at 1:30
P. M. yesterday en route from New
port News, Va.. to Camp Lewis for de
mobilization. The train left for
American Lake at 4 P. M.
1 Oregon Men In Party.
A large number of theater tickets
were distributed to these overseas men
by the reception committee. Many of
the nieu were taken for brief rides
over the city. The men were all from
Oregon. Washington. Montana and
Idaho. There were 124 on the train.
in command of Captain Edward Hall
of Chicago,
One hundred and seventy-six men
of the Hoboken gas company No. 224,
left Camp Merritt, N. J., for Camp
Lewis Friday and are expected to pass
through Portland Wednesday or Thurs
day. Seventy-nine men of casual com
pany No. 2 left yesterday from New
port News bound for Camp Lewis. The
special carrying these meu is expected
to pass through Portland Thursday.
Pacific Coast Shipping Notes.
SBATTLK. Wash.. March 8. (Special
The steamship Admiral Schley of the Se
attle t'ahfornia service of the pacific Steam
ship (Company, the Admiral line, will be
placed temporarily in the southeastern
Alaska trade following her arrival In this
port March it was announced by officers
of the company yesterday afternoon.
The vessel will sail from Seattle Murch
17 with a full cirxo of tin plate, box shooks
and other cannery supplies and a capacitiy
passenger list. Including a large number of
cannery employes.
The steamship Melko Maru of the Trans-
BRIGGS.
" Oo! Such TerriSl
LAN(5uASE I NEVER
HEARD . I THirslK DAO
IS 0OR6. "BooT MG
vMAKIK Of. HES
ALVAJAYS KlMDA CROSS
AlrtEisl I CRY AT NIGHT.
IF HE DOESN'T 5E.T A
MOVE orJ I'LL LET OUT
A T6LL V
aslccp)
Pacific f'-ot of Mitsui Co.. itliirh a!ll
from S.HtM t l I. M. J.-iriunry J". w .-n t j
ihore at SaratoKa Spit in Japan, acrorilmil 1
to a rabirKrfttn rcttrri tin innrninK by l!
Merchant KvchaiiKo of Seattle. The e-
Jcl a floated after discharging part of her
cargo, j
TACOMA. Wash.. March 8. (Special. j
VViih a rrew nf apprentice lioys ofr l.oar.1. ;
the t'nltetl States h:inliii: tinnl'ti training
fhlp Irl. t'Hpt.iin MrAvoy. arriveil here to- ,
nay from JSan Krunctsco ami wav ports. The .
vessel will remain here until earlv Monday. '
when she will sail for San Francisco. A '
number of Tacoma boys have siKneit up
for the service and will be shifting out oa ;
cither the Iris or Iroquois. !
Customs officers made a seizure of over
(XI quarts of whlfky on the i:urlaml line I
steamer tiraysnn lotlay upon the arrival of '
the vessel from Shanghai. Some of the'
liquor was stowed on the under shle of the j
table In the dinlnir room. The :ruyson (
maqe a fast passage across this time, but
w as 31 days outbound from here to
Shanghai.
C.RAYS HARBOR, Wash.. March S. (Spe
cial. The steamer YVahkeena uVrlved this
mornltiR at H o'clock and Is loading carRo
at the Aberdeen Lumber & Shingle mill in
Aberdeen.
The steamers Chehalls and Haisj- and the
motorship lissen. which have been barboun.l
for two or three davs. crossed out late yes
terday. The steamer Shasta, with rirto from the
K. K. Wood mill, went to the lower harbor
this afternoon, epecllns to cross the bar
about 6 o'clock.
ASTORIA. Or.. March P. (Special.
Laden with a cariro of lumber from Port
land the steamer Mnkanda sailed at 7 ::iO
this afternoon from Kranriseo. and I
alter rtlsrharirlnR freight at the port dock
proceeded to Portland.
After discharsinx fuel oil In Portland.
the tank steamer Washtenaw sailed at U:o0
today for California. "
Carrying boilers from Portland and lum
ber from the Hammond mill the steam
schooner Trinidad sailed at S o'clock today
for San Pedro in San Francisco.
The steam schooner Santlam will sail this
evening for San Pedro via San Francisco.
She la laden with boilers from Portland and
lumber from the Hammond mill.
The tank steamer Wm. F. Herrln Is due
from CahfornU wi:h fuel oil for Portland.
tirlnglnR fuel oil for Portland, the tank
ii"mtr v. i-o
,foia ' oV,n
rter will he due from Cal-
lock tomorrow mnrnin
inn emergency r:eet steamer Cresap is to
snil this evening On her 4-hour trial run
at
KAN- FRAXnsrn, March . (Special.
Commuters and others who happened to be
rro.-slng the bay at 1 :3'l I". M. today were
treated to a sight that made them gasp for
breulh und stand transfixed in surprise.
Within a period of one minute four big
ships steamed past the ferry falrwav with
flags flying and three of them crowded
with hundreds of passengers.
The procession of peace ships was led by
the Pacific Mall liner Kctiador. with Cap
tain Hans Thompson on the br'.dice, while
aft a score of Chinese w-ere busily enraged
in exploding many firecrackers, which is
supposed to brine (rood fortune dunnc the
long vnyaee to Honolulu and the orient.
Following close astern and a bit to the
port side camu the Siberia Maru of the
Toyo Kisen Kalsha. also enroute to the
orient, with just a bit burger "bone" at the
oow man the Kcuador.
Then off the port quarter of the .Taparese
ship the ilner President irave Captain Na-
K.ii.i uir.-r cans on tne siren to liolicate
mat n couster can contend for speed hon
in a fair race. Immediately astern and
the wake of both vessels the Matson steamer
J.ronclio, t aptaln .Mnln"un. spurted alone
on tne lirsl or the voyacej to the Allan
tic. It was the first blK armada of peaci
i'ui in sea simultaneously since the war
put a crimp In the atame of shipping. The
Siberia Marfl took out what Is said to be
the hiccesl list of passengers on this ship.
There were r.o.-. In all classes, of which 17o
were first cabin. There were 4i In the second
class, the balance being Asiatics In the
aweK3 quarters.
COOS HAY. Or.. March 8. (Special.
The gasoline schooners Rustler. K. I.. Smith
and Trump are in' port awaiting the arrival
of the steamer ;. C. l.lndauer. and the
steam schooner Yellowstone. from whl-h
craft they will secure freight car noes for
Wedderburn and tiold Peach.
Owing to a rough Condition on the bar,
the seism schooner Aurella, whlih came
into port yesterday evenlnir. is del:i.ve.l n
imioor n-i will not sail
until tomorrow.
for J 'ortlttn J
Marine Xoics.
The bItI steamers West Mndm anl Wt
Han-uvur are to leuve the harbor ear.y this
mornint; for the Atlantic, curryinif top-tln-r
iort to 1."i.mh tons of flour. They axe utnier
assignment to the Admiral line.
First of th Joint meetings to he held
between the J'ort of 1'ort .an-1 c ommtun
and the Commission of Public Dm ks, to dis
i' tin harbor development problems, will be
convened Tuesday inoinintc. It is the in
tention to haf the two bodies confer each
month at leu.
Finns and specif ieatinnji are heins; rushed
by the drafting deptirtment of tho Com
mission of I'utiiu- Lo k for the const rU t ton
of pier No. at t .o St. Johns munn ip.tl
tormina!, also for extend. n? the shed on p:er
No. 1 from MMI to I.'iUO feet. The commis
sion will ko over the denies Thursday and
.i nm j m. i io an i or tn ds at once
in the interest of both the port's we. fare
ami to akiM in the reconstruction
firatnnie. so id; m-n may be clvcu
ployment.
pro
em-
seamen are noinii signed on new jhips
n-it- on n eiR.-n-noor day iasi. Int-nd
oi nine nou rs. the former period belnjr
jttitfBi innTprpiMiion p.aced Qn cert a in
provisions of tho KnKoltette law. The men
receive a month and overtime Is juo-
ided as we l.
There Is a movement under w s v on re
more to ut ihse pome of i he nood team-r
idle here for transporting flour to the eat
co st . It in understood that the matter tc
w iioi! up lo the food admin is t ra t Ion as t he
division Of operation of tii- shinnim? rrt
hus Hssenten. ht in a d.f-.rous of a..: c :i i n
1 1 , Mn i in .iv tui rjios" so as 1 o 1 ei
some f.r the stet-i tvaiurs for
pi rmant'
trade routes.
Mo ctuciits YeMls.
SEATTI.K. Mar. h S. Arrival; Srcariri
AmnglMHn .M.iru. from Inrlen: Ji-nt fr.nn
Sn lrRo. Lx-fcmrted S:eainT liur py iu,
for London.
TAI-OM A. M rr h Jv A rri vert Sir mr
.rii "on. from MiMnirhiit : 1". s. Irtf. fr.m
.aii Kriim Im'o, vi Mnini! fHirt: te.mr II.
1. l.'Vfjoy. I roin ali Krain i..-o. Si lo-I
Motor-hip u b'-rr. for Siln-y, vu i,-.
tort ; t.Litir Admiral U.nlrn.iM, f ,,r i0.
at. tie; Mvamrr II. H. l,ov-jo , Tor Seattle
I'OUTI.AX I. M.urri . Sh I led.
.st Harcuvur. for Norfolk for
urdcrit ;
iCMincr riwp. far irtal trij..
ASTuRIA. March S. SIU-1 at 7:30 A. M .
titmrr Makmi.la. for liullma ; arrived nd
left up, aivuiiicr cYlilo. from .an Krancjn-o.
SAN KRANriSCO, M.-ir.-h S. Arrive at ft
A. M.. stmiT Cii i-f i op.-Ku, from lort-
CKAYS HAKHOK. Mar. h 7. Arrlcd.
t-mr Wahkttna. from I'ort iand.
A H F. n K K S, M i r h
Eaiy Fr cmun, from
SAX FKANt-lSto,
S Leu rn t-ra .N no.,; j .
I k-w ey, st t le. J-mi;.-
Arri ved
iTllanJ,
March 8. ArrKr,!.
1 1 unn. ulu ; Ad miral
-d : s:c.i:uers Sii-rta
Kcuador. H nnckene;
Maru t Japitnt -v
Ir 9ident.
at :lc.
La M-ri-u. Au?ti
alia.
NEW Yi'HK.
Kotti tUuichi.
I'ini'o,
March S. Arrived : M earner
I'l-aaiiK. etc., la San Fian-
MIAN'iolAl. March 4. Arrived: Mcanier
Yitlori;i. Seattle, via, okoiiacia.
NKWVASTI.K. V. S. V.. Mar. h
rived: SWnicr YankaJilla. Virion,
f-Ar
H. l
VOKHAM A.
rr Ktml Maru.
March 4 Arrived: .trai
san Francis. lur Koie.
I A H I KX,
Mciko Mai u.
Match
fi om S
4. Arrived : Stnmrr
attic via Yokohama.
L". S. .a at Had io lii porl.
(All position reporter! at I". M. ester
du uules ui herw ise tndl-ated.
PAINIKU. Siaiiio for tan Kranciaco, -10
ml!- front Seattle.
ASlX'lt.N. liichitnnd for Aberdeen,
miti'M nrth d San Frnncljito.
YOSKMITK, Snti Francisco for Seattle, Z
tnitf-a north itiutu.- i:t t.
C x. Smith. M arh field for San Vrjii-.ld-o.
lf'i mi U'it north of San Fran ieo.
. F. l.l't'AS, S.-attle for San 1'eUro. iMl
mihs north of San 1'edro.
SANTA At.I'l.. with W. J. Virrie in tow,
Yal;.irais. ir 'i'ucoitia, '-O inl:t. north ii
Nan Fr.in"is''o.
1UAKK. Honolulu for San Francisco, 410
iniN-n Ir m S;m raticsco.
UAPAMA. san Fiani?.co for Tortland. -Hi
mile north i t uie H him -).
V AS 1 1 T KN A V, Portland for Port J.in
Lui. ti'i miles nortli of Port San l.ui.
liOVKKNK. Seattle for Sua Francisco.
13 mih - soutU of lM pe A rn CO.
I. A 11KKA. San I'edro for Everett. 731
inUe iron Mverett.
cil A NSi.UK. lia viola for Linn ton. 423
miles north of tJaviot.
-.I
II
Vision's Value
Good -vision is a faculty you can
not purchase.
If your eyesijjht is not perfect
you should make every effort to
improve it.
Glasses may, or may not be a
necessity. This is a question you
cannot decide for. yourself. The
advice of a skillful sight-testing
specialist is required.
Eyestrain i3 often unsuspected,
as such by the sufferer as tho
sight appears to be perfect.
My system of sight . testing is
thorough, and I can detect the
cause of the eye trouble or the
slightest defect of vision
More than 20 years study and
practical experience is back of
this system, and assures you the
most in usefulness and comfort
Perfect Fitting Glasses.
DR. WHEAT
Eyesight Specialist
207 MORGAN BLDC.
Washington at Broadway
San Francisco. 123 miles from San Fran
cisco. I'HKSIDFNT, Snn Francisco for Seattle.
t0 mttcs north of San Francisco,
SYLVAN ARROW. m.lea west of San
Francluco, bound for Japan.
Titles mt Astoria Sunday.
High. Low.
M 2 fert'OrlO A. M SO feet
M frH 1 :33 .'. M 0.3 foot
n o? A
7::i0 I
Columbia Kl vrx Bar Report.
NORTH M K A P. ! arch IS. Condition of
tie bnr at 5 H. M. Sea. smooth; inU wes:.
1 if miles.
PHONE HEARING IS ASKED
Chamber Conimlitre Requests Meet-
in;? With I' til it los Hotly.
The public utilities commission of
Oregon is rei4uejleti to permit a pe
cia I committee, represent ins the Ore-
Kon citato chamber of commerce, to
make representations on behalf of the
telephone users of Oregon with refer
ence to the proposed -0 per cent in
crease in telephone rates.
Uleven of 15 directors of the stato
chamber were present at the session
nt which the resolution wu adopted
unanimously yesterday.
DAILY CITY STATISTICS
Marriage Urrmtea.
JKXKlNS.ronrEXlXO Tlrrt T. J-nklt,
of Hakrr City. v.. anil Florence Corpen
iiiK. -,si. T'" Hawthorne Mroft.
KBKIII.Y-K 1 Floyd F Khrrly. 21,
A 1t .ot-uM tr !. and Juita Kid well. J'-',
TivIor 5re"l.
Mt Ki KKI V-M.Vnx T.ouls Ovril I.bu
rfuv. Ical. "Woodburn, t ir and Viola Duon.
Ira!. 7:;:'. i'lniii'i avnu.
liATTKItSitY-HAH.KV Charles WUMam
Hi t icrshv . Fourth atrret. and Attu
liat'.'-v. !.. .;;;, M i ' l t:reet.
STKIMAN'S VNI'MAX t y Stfdman, !
ytal. til Fast Sit-fdth street North, and
M.iri K. Mtidman, legal, rV! Kast Fifteenth
5i rM-t N on i .
sYl;t;K r-VYT.l William Lorrill Swi
cert. J. lov, Tliurman ;ret. and Dnrn
JtTirw1 Wvid. '. . K.tM Msdi!on miTcr
y.K' UA-Si'HAKFK K Henry Zcchi, 24.
r4S F.:ift Tw -iit -r.tnt h mreet. and Carohn.1.
rVhn.-fr. -I. ni Kst Tweni v-lourth Mreoi.
U KI.KV-HnVt;x-('hur.fii Him klcy.
r.iil'j xt -eipht h fT roct Sout hf.ii. a ml
jt i How en. s::n Forty-ninth avnii.
Zl" M V A I .T-JOMN'SlX Charles W. Zunr.
wnut -3. 1 OTM Krancm avrnue. and Cora.
Johnson. CI. Multnomah station.
VcKI.KKK-KAULK It !ter Yoeikcr. ?,
K4 1 Hast Sevent h j,r rft ort n. and I-ixr'a
Kiiht.-r. l. S4-" Fast Thirteenth street ortn.
Jn s iN-S WOKl Oscar Johnson.
1 m Twenty -second at reft. and Uertti
?vord. !. same address.
MoNTH'iMKUY - 1IAKOY John X-el
M ont Kcinery. Kpal. Waterman, and
(iiutiv Anita Hardy. 11. Alexandra.
c.urt.
Kl OK-I.KK John Klde. legal. Frankbt
hoiel. od l.unhild I-ee. lpal. fime addre.
M ITH-A M Kli Y littvid -N. Smith. lc
.VJ7 M arcnenie avenue, and Cu t herlne M .
Atnery. U sal. 171 L.il Nineteenth tdreet
sou t h.
V i 0 1 Y -1 1 A V N r.f Aioert woooy, - i "
Fnion avenue nort.i, anil Cenevtava Hayncs,
is r Ha hotel
AT K 1 NS i.N'-l.i'OAS CSoora- If. Atkinson.
J-"i, KaM fiiv'nt y-second atreet, and
t'.'l.ucjm. --. Troutd:ile, ir.
A I.LKX-lil'Ml'H KKY t'orrellua P. AHn.
l.-iraJ. F.tacada. Or., and KUxabcth Hum
phrev. lugal. -''U Twelfth Ptreet.
Norman K- TIlus Honored.
Norman T- Titus yesterday was
elected president of tho Helta Cpstlon
fraternity alumni association at a mect
imf held at the University flub. W. If.
Marsh was named secretary and Walter
S. Afher t reanurer. The next meet in s
will be held March 19 at the University
club when the Portland organization
will greet the secretary of the national
body, who is on a trip over the country
viriti:;K the several active chapters and
alumni associations.
Ilurjrtary of Itcilonto loKrtcd.
Mrs. C K. Dot y. 7 4 9 Overton street,
reported to the police yesterday that
hurnlar.- had entered her house and
stolen clothing and some old coins. In
spector Oraddock i.t investigating.
Jiuen Swan. i Grand avenue, re
ported that buriclars hail stolen a 50
liberty bond and $70 in currency from
liis room. Inspec torn Coleman and Mo
rak were assigned to tho case.
Womrn fo Hour Address.
ITNIVKKSITY OF OK K JON, Kucene,
March S. ir. Id i It. Ojeilvle, director
of the recruiting ffr the Women's UnJ
Army of America, will add re the
women of the university Tuesday,
March 11. at the Y. M. U. A. hut. telling
them of the work of her organisation.
While here Dr. Ocilvle and her asnit
ant, Mis Delia West Marble, will be
ilu' Kursts of the university women at
Hendricks hall.
STEEL
STHUTI IMI, Ml.tPUS
K.VIl,
niVKI. BOLTS,
. irsKT nons.
" FAnRIl'ATKn MATERIAL
inn
iuoi;i. hi ii.nics,
TAK. TOW KHS,
NORTUWEST BRIDGE & IRON
COMPANY
pohixad, vn.
P. O. Box ss. I'bnnf Mala 11M,
were at once ordered to tie up at tireen , .
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