The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, January 18, 1920, SECTION TWO, Page 24, Image 46

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Four Steamers Purchased
Here to Sail From Baltimore.
CruH Now Being Built at Standi
fer Plant Expected to Be
Operated on Pacific.
Speculation as to the future field
of operations of the Green Star Steam
ship company, which purchased four
steel steamers in Portland and placed
orders for the construction of five
more, was ended laat week by a for
mal announcement from the head
quarters of the. company in Baltimore,
where the Green Star line has pur
chased a large building- to serve as
a home for its shipping enterprises.
The last of the steamers purchased
by, the line here, the Circlnus, sailed
from Astoria Wednesday with a full
cargo of lumber for Melbourne and
Adelaide, Australia. This cargo
amounted to 4.086,103 feet, it is re
ported by Brown & McCabe, steve
dores, who had charge of loading the
The three other steamers pur
chased here by the Green Star line
are the Corvus, which went in ballast
to Arica, Chile, to load nitrates for
Kurope; the Centaurus, which took a'
part cargo of lumber here and went
to San Francisco to finish a general
cargo for the west coast, and the
Clauseus, which went from here to
San Francisco in ballast to load beans
for Hamburg.
Oriental Line Announced.
Considering the company's an
nouncement from Baltimore, little
hope is felt that any of these four
steamers will return for service on
this coast, but the company has also
announced the intention of operating
a line to the orient and it is presumed
that some of the steamers now being
built by the G. M. Standifer Con
struction corporation will be utilized
in this service.
The Green Star company has an
nounced that it will inaugurate four
distinct and regular services. One
line will ply between Baltimore and
the River"Flatte section of South
America. Vour of the company's
large cargo carriers are to be as
signed to this service. Another
steamship freight service will be
maintained between the Maryland
port and Bordeaux. Having deter
mined to invade the orient, the com
pany has advised that it will operate
to China, with Shanghai as the far
eastern terminal. The fourth service
will .be established1 to Antwerp and
Philadelphia will have three lines.
The Green Star line has announced
that it will inaugurate services to
Hamburg and Bremen, in Germany,
and to Trieste, on the Mediterranean.
It did not state how frequent the
sailings would be and did not in
dicate the number of ships which
would be assigned to the respective
At the present time the company
is continuing the operation of its
New York-to-Genoa line which was
started by the Nafra company during
the war.
inasmuch as Joseph Merca-
riante, the president of the Green
tar line. Is closely identified with the
Italian interests, it is believed In
shipping circles that there will be
ample shipping facilities between the'
Mediterranean and the United States.
J.onla F. Swift Director.
The news of the election of Louis F.
Swift to the directorate of the com
pany is regarded as significant, in
asmuch as it may indicate that the
'hicago packing company will Ehip
its meat products in the vessels oper
ated by the Green Star. While no of
ficial of the company has made this
statement or has inferred that his
election will mean the extension of
this favor. It is believed that it will
have a favoj-able effect.
The Green Star line has acquired
more than 20 steamers, all of which
are under American registry. Joseph
Mercadante stated yesterday that "on
the completion of its extensive pro
Kramme the Green Star line will be
the largest owner of ships of Ameri
can registry in this country." He has
not revealed what the "extensive pro
gramme" is.
When the Green Star line was or
ganized the director of its fleet, Rob
ert McGregor, stated that the cor
poration would not confine its mari
time operations to the maintenance
of cargo ships. It Is known that the
company made a proposal a few
. monms ago lor the purchase of sev
eral of the ex-German passenger ves
New Steel Ship Is Being Loaded
Rapidly for Orient.
The new steel steamer Abercos,
built by the G. M. Standifer Construc
tion corporation, was accepted from
the builders yesterday by the Pacific
-Steamship company, to whom she has
been assigned for operation in the ori
ental service out of Portland.
As the vessel is scheduled to sail
next Friday, work of loading her will
ne continuous. sne started at the
F'ortland flouring mills yesterday,
where 700 tons of flour for the orient
"s to be loaded, and will go today
to the West Oregon Lumber com
pany's mill to load lumber. She will
complete her general cargo at the
bt. Johns municipal terminal. '
Canadian Guild Elects.
VANCOUVER. B. C. Jan. 17. Cap
tain A. Gilchrist, master of the "Prin
cess Pat'" of the Canadian Pacific rail
way coast service, was today elected
president of the Canadian merchant
service guild. It was announced at
the meeting that the big coast steam
ship lines had agreed to pay a flat
increase of $25 a month to all deck
Marine Notes.
Captain Charles Green of- Portland has
b-en appointed by Krank O'Connor, agent
f- the Pacific Steamship company, as
master of the oriental liner West Hartland
in place ot Captain Hichard Wlllowden,
who has Bone to Seattle. It Is under
stood that Captain Wlllowden is to ba
made master of one of the Admiral line
vessels clylng out of Seattle.
The steam schooner Claremont of the
Hart-Wood fle'et shifted yesterday from
Albers dock to the Madison-street dock
to dircharse the rest of her freight from
San Pedro.
The steam schooner Tahow will go
this afternoon from St. Helens to West
port. -Carrying a full load of freight, the I
sieunier leiiowstone put to aea yesterday
fivm St. Helens
' Ieck officers for the new steamer Aber
cos. which was checked In 'yesterday by
thi Pacific Steamship company, have been
aFsignd as follows: Captain O. A. Aan
nevik, master: H. W. Hellman. first of
ficer; R. A. Rolfness, second officer, and
1. R. Pilkington, third officer.
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Above One of the special trains carry In a; the robber eaMtward from the St. Johns terminal. Three of these special
trains, consisting of from 21 to 24 cars each, were sent out over the O.-W. R. & X. lines to expedite delivery to
- ,ew York consignees. Ilelow Several thousand dollars worth of rubber as It arrived from Inpore In the hold
of the steamer West Hniiland. It Is shown here plied In the pier shed at the St. Johns terminal. To the left In
the foreground are several bales of Manila hemp, also brought by this ship.
Three Special Trains Sent Over
Lines of O.-W.; 8 8 Cars
i Carry Commodity.
If assurance on the part of Malay
shippers that rubber can be handled
at Portland as expeditiously as at any
other port on the" coast is all that is
required to route a share of the corn-
reerce in crude rubber through Port-
land, a perusal of the following in
formation by the Malayans should
provide ample business for this port.
When the Portland steamer est
Hartland cruised into Singapore and
asked for a cargo of rubber, her oper-
ators,were told that the cargo would
be supplied on condition that it be
accepted for Seattle delivery. The
shippers had always done business
through Seattle, and refused to con
sider a change. They never had
heard of Portland, they said, and did
not know what facilities existed here
for ' the " trans-shipment of their
That there is no reason why rub
ber should not" move from Singapore
to New York by way of Portland, and
thus solve to so.Tie extent the impor
tant problem of return cargoes for
the vessels plying out of this port
to the orient, is proved by the way
the West Hartland's cargo was taken
care of heie. This is the way it was
done: 9
The total cargo amounted to 4270
tons, of which 3788; tons were rubber
and the remainder furniture, cigars,
tin, "tapioca, hemp an'd other oriental
merchandise. The discharge of this
cargo, began December 31 and was
completed January 7. The rubber
filled 88 boxcars, the last of which
left -tho terminal and started east
three days after the discharging of
the cargo was finished.
This facility of dispatch of the rub
ber would have been impossible with
out the thorough co-operation of the
railroad companies, which did all in
their power to insure its rapid move
ment. Three special trains, consist
ing of 21, 23 and 24 cars. each, carry
ing nothing but rubber, were sent east
over the lines of the O.-W. R. & N.
The 88 cars of rubber were distrib
uted as follows: To Akron, O., 42
cars: to Detroit, 14 cars; to Edge
worth. Mass . 11 cars; to New York, 8
cars, to Indianapolis, 7; to Cleveland,
2. and to Chicago. Buffalo, Dundee,
N. J., and Fort Madison. Ia., 1 each.
Transport Hits Some Obstruction
and Springs Leak in Hold.
The army transport Great Northern,
formerly a passenger vessel running
between here and San Francisco,
struck an obstruction at sea Decem
ber 11 in latitude 47:7 and longitude
147:31 E., according to the weekly
bulletin of the hydrographic office
of the navy. i
The point indicated is on the great
circle route from . Vladivostok to San
Francisco, and about 25 degrees due
west of Seattle.
The striking of the obstruction, ac
cording to the bulletin, caused the
Great Northern tb spring a leak in
her No. 1 hold.
Vessels to Be Put in Use at Fort
Stevens and 'San Francisco.
Five "stone, boats" built by the
Great Northern Concrete Shipbuilding
company of Vancouver. Wash., are- to
be placed in commission as water
tenders this week at. Fort Stevens
and San Francisco. One of these, the
Captain Barker, commanded by Cap
tain-Enos Crawford, will; go on duty
at Fort Stevens, and the other four
on San Francis-cobay.
Masters for the four concrete boats
for San Francisco have been assigned
as follows: D. W. Dobbins, master of
the Captain Colquhoun; C. Spielberg,
master of the Captain Bootes: H. O.
Hansen, master of the Captain
French, and Levi Snyder, maste
the Captain Hammond.
The tug Slocum is to com
Seattle within a few days to tow the
stone boats to their- posts of duty.
All are to be operated by the govern
Eastern Knight to Be Made Oil
Burner; Contract to Be Let.
SEATTLE, Jan. 17. (Special.) The
contract for the conversion of the
Japanese built steamship Eastern
Knight from a coal burning to an oil
burning ship will be awarded Monday,
according to Andrew F. Wooley, as
sistant Northern Pacific district man-
ager of the Emergency Fleet Corpor- j
ation. who is in charge or tne aeiansjio me siage oi completion ot iwo
of the business. Bids have been
opened in the office of D. M. Callis,
Northern Pacific district manager.
The bids on the work were: Heffer
nan Engine Works, 92,366, 42 days;
Todd Dry Docks Inc., $124,535.75, 30
days; Seattle North Pacific Shipbuild
ing company, $119,050, 30 days; Pa
cific Coast Engineering company,
$92,000. 49 days; Skinner & Eddy cor
poration; $81,881, 30 days.
Bids will be called for within a few
days for slight alterations on the
Eastern Moon, another Japanese built
steamship whe ehtih ob ard
steamship which the board will put
into commission as an oil burner.
Portland Built Steamer to Be Re
paired; Riveting Is Poor.
' The Portland-built steel steamer
West Chatala, which left here Septem
ber 2 with a cargo of flour for Europe,-
is at Naples, Italy, awaiting her
turn on drydock as the result of a
severe storm she passed through on
her-way across the Atlantic, accord
ing to a postcard received from M. J.
Albin, third officer on the West Cha
tala, who wrote from Naples under
date of December 17.
The repairs are necessary, he says,
because of poor riveting done here.
Movements of Vessels.
PORTLAND. Jan. 17. Sailed "at S P. M-.
steamer Yellowstone, from St. Helens, for
San Pedro. Arrived Steamer Duquesne,
from Honolulu.
ASTORIA. Jan. 17. Sailed at 8:30 Jt. M-.
steamer W. F.' Herrin. for Gaviota. Ar
rived" down at i:30 and sailed at 11:30
A. M-. steamer West. Hassayampa, for
trial trip and New York. Arrived at 1:50
P. M.. steamer AtTas and barge 93. from
San. Francisco. Arrived at 1:,10 P. M
stamer lansing from Port San Luis. Sailed
at 'noon, steamer Siletz. for trial trip.
Sailed at 2:20 P. M.. steamer Admiral
Goodrich, for San Francisco, Eureka and
Coos bay. -
SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. IT. Sailed at 5
last night, steamer Johan Poulsen, for Co
lumbia river. Sailed at midnight, steamer
Santa Barbara, for Columbia river. A r-
rived Ssteamer Wapama, from Sah Diego,
for Portland.
SEATTLE. Wash.. Jan. IT. (SDeclal.)
Arrived Steamers Imlay. from Amster
dam via Balboa; J. A. Moffett. from San
Francisco. Departed -Steamers. Queen
City, for Blubber Bay. B. C. ; Admiral
Rodman, for Ocean Falls. B. C.
-TACOMA. Wash.. Jan. 17. Arrived
Steamer Admiral Dewey, from San Fran
cisco via Seattle. Sailed Steamer Santa
Alicia, for Seattle.
SAX FRANCISCO, Jan. IT. (Special.)
Arrived Steamers Unlmak, from Bow
en's Landinc; Catherine D.. from Seattle.
Departed Bandon. for Bandon; V. S. S.
Glacier, for cruise: Wapama. for Seattle:
Davenport, for Seattle; Wallingford. for
Honolulu; San Jose, for Balboa; TSenntee.
for - Valparaiso;. Governor, for Seattle:
Klamath, for Portland: Catherine B., for
Callao; Edward R. West, for Puget sound.
NEWCASTLE. N. S. W., Jan. 14. Ar
rived Walhora.' from Vancouver.
HONGKONG; Jan.- 10. Arrived Ed
more, rem .Seattle;- -Ixlon, from Seattle,
via Victoria.
MANILA, Jan.. 12. Sails Grace Dollar,
for Seattle.
Tides at Astoria Sunday: rt
High. Low. "
10:.12 A. M...S.R feet!:16 A. M .1.6 feet
Columbia River Bar Report.
NORTH HEAD. Jan. 17. Condition of
the bar at 5 P-. M. Sea choppy; wind
south, 30 miles.
Success of Coast Steamers Gains
Attention From Shippers Who
See Opportunity Offered. . ,
Results attained through the opera
tion of wood steamers by the govern
ment have attracted the attention of
New York owners to Pacific coast
vessels. The past few days inquiries
have reached Portland for details as
Geary and three Ward hulls, now held
at mooring grounds on Lake Union,
Wash., as well as for 10 Ferris hulls,
moored in North Portland harbor, on
Lake Union and at Alameda, Cal.
The New Yorkers, seeking Ferris
ships have, asked for special reports
as to the amount of equipment and
fittings held on the coast with which
to complete the vessels ready for
service. Assurance has been ci ven
I that all necessities are embraced in
the snrplus stocks now at sjvare-'
houses. The Ferris hulls are Bold at
$75,000 each, whether" completed as
steamer hull or barges, while Hough,
Geary, Ward and Alien, hulls are held
at $21.40 a ton. deadweight. With full
outfits, from main engines and boil
ers to a desk for the skipper, offered
by the supply and sales division of the
emergency fleet corporation, at $100,
000, it makes it possible for the ships
to be finished at a cost far below
what is quoted today through private
Indicating how much surplus, 'ma
terial and equipment Is Bought for
these days was yesterday's report
that for the week Pacific, coast in
terests had bought in excess of $125,-
000 worth. That was sold to many
industrial lines beyond-" the zone of
shipbuilding, and for- the first half
of January receipts on the coast have
been $580,000.-
.Business for 1919, which was tabu
lated only on what had - been sold
during August. September, October,
November and December, as a sales
organization was not perfecteduntil
the last of July, gained for the. gov
ernment $3,000,000 in cash sales in
the west. The northeastern district,
in which is included New York, one
of the" busiest centers of the" entire
territory for the sale of ship property,
has lost its lead over the Pacific
coast district and last reports showed
them running n-almost even race.
New Hull Is Ninth Steel Ship I
Be Put In Water by Standifer
Corporation .at Vancouver.
VANCOUVER. Wash.. Jan. 17. (Spe
cial.) The Pawlet, hull No. 9, Is about
95 per cent complete and will be
launched at 8:30 o'clock Tuesday
morning by the G. M. Standifer Con
struction -corporation steel plant in
this city. The sponsor will be Miss
Elizabeth Boschke, a daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. G. W. "Boschke of Portland
The Pawlet is the ninth steel ship
to be launched by this company in
less than 13 months. It is of 9500
tons' capacity and is being built for
the United States shipping board.- It
will be launched at the early morning
hour on account of a favorable tide.
The Standifer corporation has con
tracts for one more shlD of 9500 tons'
capacity for the shipping board. -It has
also contracts for five ships-of 9550
tons each for a New York company
and three tankers of 12.000 tons' bur
As soon as a government ship is
launched a keel Is laid for one of the
9550-ton ships, and already three keela
have been laid. On hull No. 11 more
than 50 per cent of the tank tOD Is In
place, and hulls 12 and 13 are being
rushed along so that they are bnt a
few days behind. .
Local Shipping Agents Seek
Return Ship Business.
Minimum of 300 Tons Is Only lie-
qulrement for Craft to Call Here.
' Sample Rates Are Given.
A drive for return cargoes from Eu
rope to Portland on the vessels of the
European-Pacific line has been start
ed by the Columbia-Pacific Shinning
company, local agents for the line. It I
was announced yesterday by A. C. '
Stubbe, general manager of the Co- '
lumbia-Pacific company. Information .
has been received by Mr. Stubbe from i
Williams, Dimond & Co., operators of j
the line, that agents of the line have I
been appointed in the principal Euro- i
pean ports, and that every assistance I
will be given Pacific coast importers '
who are. endeavoring to arrange for
the direct importation of commodities
from any port of Europe.
A letter received by Mr. Stubbe yes
terday from Williams. Dimond & Co.
reads as follows:
"We are pleased to advise that the
United States shipping board has
authorized us to announce that the
nine steel steamers which have been
allocated to us for European service
are expected to remain in that serv
ice permanently.
"The steamers above referred to
are the West Aleta, Cansurriset. Cock
aponset. Dewey. Eelbeck, Effingham.
Orani, West Cayote and Weet Katan.
They are all from 88U0 to S600 tons
"In addition to this, the United
States shipping board has authorized
us to announce that these steamers
will load homeward cargoes from the
various European ports for direct de
livery at San Francisco. San Pedro,
Portland, Seattle and Tacoma.
"There is no restriction as to anv
tninimum quantity of cargo required
for direct delivery at any of the
above ports with the exception of
San Pedro and Portland, direct calls
for which ports will be governed by
a minimum quantity of 300 tons per
"The United States shipping board
has also authorized us to acce'pt ship
ments of samples, on a basis of the
rate per 100 pounds applicable on the
commodity shipped. For example, in
case a shipper desires to forward, a
sample shipment of beans, the charges
would be based on the rate of $1.S0 for
any quantity up to 100 pounds, to a
United Kingdom port. $2.05 to French
ports. Amsterdam. Rotterdam and
Antwerp. $2.30 to Copenhagen, Chris
tiania, Gothenberg and Hamburg, and
$2.55 to Stockholm and Helsingfors."
Harbor Commissioner Here to In
spect Port Facilities,
For the purpose of acquiring knowl
edge that will be used in the con
struction of terminals and port facili
ties on Coos bay, the board of harbor
commissioners of that port spent the
past two days inspecting the docks
and terminals of Portland and Astoria.
The visitors were shown around Port
land harbor by " G. B. Hegardt and.
James H. Polhemus, chief engineers
for the -dock and port commissions of
Portland. . ,
The party consists of A. H. Powers,
president of the port of Coos Bay
commission: Henry Sentrstacken, sec
retary; C. S. Winsor, Anson Rogers
and Peter Logie.
The proposed improvements at Coos
Bay, according to the commissioners.
Include construction of a dock- for the
handling of off-shore lumber cargoes
and also a 15-inch suction dredge.
With Arrival, Three Vessels Will
Be Lioading lUtnlicr Cargoes.
With the arrival from San Fran
cisco J-his week oC the barkentine
Ueorge U. Hind, three vessels will be
loading full lumber cargoes in the
harbor for three different off-shore
points. Now loading are the . steamer
West Kader for China and the motor
schooner Admiral Mao for Australia.
The eOorge U. Hind has been char
tered by. Halfour, Outhrie & Co,
carry lumber to South Africa.
She will be brought to Portland by
the tug Relief which brought the
1 barge Isaac Reed to Astoria from
san Francisco, bound ror Puget sound,
and left her at the mouth of the Co
lumbia because of the urgency of the
loading of the George U. Hind. After
the Relief brings the barkentine to
Astoria, she wUl continue her journey
northward with the Isaac Reed.
Transport Marica and Steamer
Duquesne to Work Tomorrow.
The shipping board steamer Du
quesne and the army transport Marica
will start loading full cargoes of flour
tomorrow morning. ' Both vessels
came here in ballast, from Honolulu,
and both were delayed by fog in
coming up the river from Astoria, the
Marica arriving Thursday night and
the Duquesne at 9 o'clock yesterday
morning. The Marica is to load first
at the North Bank dock and the Du
quesne at the O.-W. R. & N. dock.
Lining of the holds of both vessels
with lumber, preparatory to loading
them with flour, was completed last
night- "
Grays Harbor Boat and Cargo Are
iieMrui-u in s vt eiii'ii .
The wood auxiliary motor schooner
Balestrand. built by the Gray Harbor
Shipbuilding corporation, has been de
stroyed, with her cargo, by a fire
which started in her hold December
7 at Trangsund Roads. Sweden. The
fire started from an explosion in the
engine room while the .vessel was
loading wood pulp. '
The Balestrand was launched at
Grays Harbor September 22, 1917. She
called here March 4, 1918, with gen
eral cargo in transit from Seattle, and
loaded lumber here. She sailed March
9 for Shanghai and Calcutta. She was
of 1906 net tons register.
Allan McCulloch Comes From San
Francisco on West Kader.
Portland's waterfront fraternity has
found an old friend anq associate in
Allan McCulloch, chief engineer of
the steamer West Kader, which ar
rived from San Francisco last week
to load lumber for China. McCulloch
started from Portland October 16,
191S. as chief engineer of the steamer'
Dumaru, which was lost with her
crew off the coast of Guam, when,
her dock load of gasoline was ignited
by a bolt, of lightning. "Mack" did
j not participate in the disaster. De
cause he, had left the ship at San
Since the loss of the Dumaru. Mc
I Culloch has made a trip to Vladlvo
! stok as chief engineer of the steamer
Cadaretta. He was chief engineer of
the coastwise steajner Breakwater for
eight years.
Incoming Tonnage It 1,4 "0 De
partures Lifted at 125,468 Tons.
TACOMA, Wash.. Jan. 17. (Spe
cial.) The rtoort of Harbormaster
W. G. Rowland tor December shows
that 102 deep-sea vessels arrived dur
ing the month with a tonnage of
111,470 and that there were 107 de
partures of. 125.46S tons.
The Saginaw and Port Angeles i
probably- will get to sea bound for
California sorts at noon Sunday. The
vessels are loading lumber now.
The Dewey arrived from San Fran
cisco early thla morning and may not
get away before Sunday morning. The
steamer' is taking all her outward
cargo here this voyage.
The Xa-ary Captain Poindexter,
may get to sea tonight if loading is
completed, bound for Shangnai. The
Javary, Captain ' Poindester's log
shows for the year ending December
31, has run S2.746 miles, having been
under steam 278 days and 87 days in
port. The average daily run is 189.73
miles and 'average hourly speed 7.9
knots; The Javary is the smallest
steamer in the trans-Pacific trade.
Hugh Daly to Command Owatama.
When the wooden steamer Owatama
sails from Portland with a. cargo of
ties for the United Kingdom, she will
ftj commanded by Hugh Daly, who
was yesterday named by the Pacific
Steamship company as master, of the
vessel. Mates will be Louis P. Halls,
Charles C. Christen&en and A. A. 1.
Wilde. The Owatama was built by
the Wilson Shipbuilding company at
Astoria. She is expected to be
checked in tomorrow by the Pacific
Steamship company.
Investigator CJoes to Seattle.
SAN FRANCISCOr Jan. 17. William
H. Tldwell. special agent of the treas
ury department recently appointed
assistant investigator of alleged
frauds . of wartime shipbuilding on
the Pacific coast, was on his way to
Seattle tonight. ..No intimation of
Tidwell's plans or future actions was
1731 Oil Burners Built.
. With the completion of the present
construction programme of the ship
ping board, there will be under the
American flag 1731 oil-burning steam
ers of an aggregate of nearly 10.000,
000 deadweight tons.
' Pacific Coast Shipping Notes.
SEATTLE. Wash.. Jan. 17. (Special.)
The tank steamship Imlay of the ship
ping board arrived In ' Seattle from. Am
steidam this afternoon with a full cargo
ot. creosote and went tb the plant of the
Colman Creosoting works to discharge the
bulk of her cargo.. She will discharge the
rest in St. Helens. Or. Then she will go
to San Francisco to' load fuel -oil for
Manila. The oil will he consigned to the
shipping board new fuel station In"- the
Philippines. The Imlay sailed from Am
sterdam December 6 and from Balboa De
cember 3U, She Is being managed and op
erated by Struthers & Dixon for the
shipping board. The vessel has the first
full cargo of creosote brought to Seatti
from Europe since the outbreak ot the
European war. .
Marine -equipment valued at more than
SHu.OUU, now in Anchoragei Alaska, today
was offered for sale by the Alaskan en
gineering commission. The equipment
will be sold to the highest bidder and con
sifts of three steamboats, one gafoline
launch, five lighters and eight barges.
Bids will be opened In the offlie of the
general purchasing agent of the commis
sion In the Bell street terminal building ot
port commission at 4 P. M., April l.and
In the office of the engineer in charge at
Anchorage at 1 I'. M.. April 1.
Appointment of "Tad" Jones, general
manager of the Ames Shipbuilding & Dry-dix-k
company, as head football coach for
Yale next season waa ratiried by oiu fc.ll
board .of control last night. It waa an
nounced In advices received this morn
ing from New Haven, Conn. The appoint
ment was mude by the football committee
of Yale early In the week. The ratification
by the boartl of control last night comes
as final action.
COOS BAT. Or., Jan. IT. fSpeclal.)
The steamer Johanna Smith finished her
lumber cargo at the Smith electric dock
this morning and sailed for Hay Point at
10 o'clock.
The government has put on another
crew of surveyors, under Engineer Bundy.
The work will occupy a few weeks and Is
being done in the lower bay below the
railroad bridge tqward Empire. The work
is for determining the depth ahead of the
dredge Oregon no employed in i excavat
ing tile ---toot channel.
The steam schooner Martha Buehner
arrived this morning at :45 from San
Francisco and la loading lumber at the
Buehner mill.
Here for two days, the lighthouse ten
der Rose did not enter port but delivered
winter supplies at the Arago ngntnouse
and then departed ror tne norm.
ASTORIA. Or., Jan. 1". (Special.)
with frinlii ami oassengers from tort
land and Astoria, the steamer Admiral
(Goodrich sailed at 1MO oi clock, today for
San FranclELu via way .ports.
After discharging fuel, oil In Portland
the tank steamer William K. Herrin sailed
at ::tu this morning for California.
The tank steamer Atlas, with barge 93
in tow. arrived at ! this afternoon from
California, bringing cargoes ot ruel oil.
The barge will discharge here while the
Atinx will Droceed to Portland.
The steamer West Hassayampa, laden
with f'.our from Portland for New Vork
ailed at noon today on her 12-bour trial
The steamer Silet sailed at 11 o'clocV
on her 12-hour trial trip at sea. The
Siietx la laden with flour from Portland
for New York and will probably proceed
m ih Atlnntlc coast tomorrow.
The tank steamer l.annlng. bringing
fuel oil for Astoria and Portland, arrived
at 1 :45 this afternoon from t-alirornia.
The British steamer Crown of Castile
was due tonight from San franclsco ami
will go to Portland to take on cargo for
The barge Egerla, laden with machln
erv belonainr to the emergency fleet cor
poratlon. will be towed to Portland tomor
row. The Kgeria. which was built at the
Wilson yard, has been purchased by prl
vate interests and will be converted Into
a itfam schooner.
The army tug Slocum left for Portland
at. this morning.
r.RATS H ARBOR. Jan. 17. (Special.)
' The steamers Daisy 5adby. Lassen and
Willamette loaded tonight t Harbor
milla. Barkentine. Forest Nymph also
took cargo.
The steamers Svea. Hartwood and Wah
keena are still barbound in the lower
harbor. . ..
SAN -RANCISCO. Jan. 17. (Special.)
The introduction of law and order In Mex
ican states along the' Pacific coast is fast
creating a demand for the assignment of
a greater fleet wf steamers in the service
between the various lower coast ports
and northern terminals, officials of the
Pacific Mall Steamship company. Gulf
Mall line ard Admiral line announced to
day. All of the Pacific Mall ships sailing
from this port are filled to capacity with
freight ami passengers, as are those of the
Admiral line.
The passenger department of the Pacific
Mall Steamship company had a difficult
nroblem today . when it dispatched the
I steamship San Jose for Balboa via ports
i of central America. More than loo pas
sengers In ail classes wers placed aboard,
but the officials had enough names on the
waiting rtst to send nearly twice that
many. The aaperts in charge managed so
well that they satisfied the needs of those
who had to get away Immediately, and
the others have consented to await the
next, sailing.
The identity of the travelers obtaining
the transportation indicates that there Is
a vast amount of mining being developed
along the lower coast. There were about
a dozen mining engineers booked and also
numerous merchants and planters.
The Union Steamship "Company sent the
steamer Moana to Hunters Point today to
have the vessel placed In drydock. where
she will be thoroughly cleaned and painted.
European racific.Line
S. 6. "WEST CAYOTE" (100 Al)
Sails From Municipal Dock No. I About January 3U. l2(t.
S. S. "CANSUMSET" (100 Al)
Sails From Portland. Oregon. About Middle of February
One Port United Kingdom and Two Continental Ports
(as iriducement offers),
. - S. S. "EELBECK" (100 Al)
' Sail From Portland, Orojton. Fr March.
ir Kail Particulars Relative to Kates and Reservations Apply
, Board of Trade IlulldloK, Portland. Ores; on.
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When she arrived here tnree uays mu i t ransimri loi-anontas struck an un
the schedule it was announced that t he (den t i f ie d schooner near Goodwin
foul bottom was responsible for her slow Sailrls ott the mouth of the Thames,
passage. Captain I1"1?' ?l ' according to a telegram to Llovd
oen7.hhThnwa,eyr"lnralldn"fThe',ve,'! J from the Northumberland coast town
lf, tt.-ltKr.11t
being cleaneo sne ,,,n..
tiw-.i- . . uk lata Into Wellington. The
strike here- w as on w nen me
here last time and this made It Impossible
to lrUve the work done. The Mnana will
sail on the homeward-bound voyage next
Thursday. . . . ,
After two weeks ot ircnzieo loaum i.
vessels here, due largely to me uesire i.i
get away from the country every possible
gallon of Muuor. the steamshio officials
and stevedores again are taKing a nrrain-
ing spell. As a result mere is a in -
nage of other trelgni in:i o'i -
Keu tor tne nine u-ius- t
now be sent on us wj. - .. . I
The shipping noaru su-biumum
N'eroa was cleared toilay lor jianut. t
gon. Singapore and Hongkong and was
expectel to get away oeiore m..... .k...
der command of Captain J. J. Kooghan.
The vessel catfles general merc-nanu.oe
Is Operated by the i-acuic .vi.m.
The steamer Kenacio. mrniei . .
the T.
K. liner Nippon Mam. sailed today fori
Valparaiso under command oi v-ai-iam
John CarswelL The Rena.-lo will be over
hauled and go into service otii,
parnlso and Balboa.
The steamer .iurur -.-
Knight, which arrived here from .Seattle
with a part cargo, completed loading to
day and proceeded tor vaiparais-.
The steamer amnKiuiu. wi.l... -Seike
sailed for Honolulu today with a
full" general cargo for the Matson line.
PORT TOWNSEND, Wash., Jan. 17.
(Special ) At an early hour this morning
the United States shipping board ejeamer
West Imlay arrived from Amsterdam,
bringing a cargo ol -HfXMi tons of creosote.
After discharging a portion of her cargo
!.-... u.rhnr she will shift to the Co
lumbia river, where the remainder will
be discharged at St. Helens. Krom St.
Helens the West Imlay will go to San
Francisco, where she will load outward.
The schooner Helene. arriving yester
day from IJelllngham. where she loaded
lumber, will be delayed here several days
awaiting a special permit to clear for
Honolulu with a non-cerlit led crew. All
diligence was used to get a certified crew,
but as seamen are scarce, such a crew
could not be obtained. The law requiring
a special permit from Washington to clear
i.w . wn.-o-tlflefl crew Is severely crlt-
h.i not onlv Captain I-mbke of I
the Helene, but by the masters of all
windjammers. They say that the collector
of customs. w.ho Is on the ground and is
familiar with the conditions, should be
empowered to issue the special permit,
thereby saving considerable to vessels un-ar-le
to get certified seamen. Shipmasters
and owners will make an effort to have
the law amended so the collector of cus
tcms can grant the desired permits.
The new United States shipping board
steamer West Jessup has been assigned to
Struthers & Dixon, who will place her in
the oriental trade.. She is scheduled to
have her trial trip next week, after which
she will begin loading. Captain Archie
li-VCav. a well-known Alaska pilot, has
been placed in command.
- U. S. Naval Radio Reports.
(Alt position reported at 8 .'- reter
twilar unaesa otherwiae Indicated.)
YOSEMITE. I" miles south of Cape
Blanco. Portland to San Francisco, south
bound. ...
EL. L.OBO. Lobitos. rem. tor ancouver,
2."0 miles south of Cape Flattery.
(ILOHIETTA. San Francisco, for Seattle.
174 miles from San Francisco.
F. H. Bl'CK, Gaviota, for Llnnlon, &7-J
miles north of Gaviota.
W1XDBEB, Kobe for San Francisco. !20
miles west of San Francisco.
LYMAN STEWART. Seattle, for Oleum.
31:1 miles from Oledm.
PRESIDENT. Seattle, for San Francisco,
340 milea from Ssn Francisco.
FRED BAXTER. San Francisco for Se
attle, 113 miles north of San Francisco.
American Transport Hits Ship.
LONDON. Jan. 1 7. The America n
We are equipped to give complete sat-
tstactlon. Portland oftlce 524 Boartl
f Trade Uulidlas. raoae Slala 0t7,
V 5 r - i
Washington Street
.... - a. .nrHiciiMt CO
transport was nt serloukly damaged,
as she proceeded on her way.
Mnrriacr 1-icensea.
Kl SSKI.T.-Wil.I.IA.MSON Konsld . F.
Ku-s-il. .'Hi. .". Kast Shaver street, and
l.otiic H. Witllatason. ol. 'Jtl Kast T w e n -
t I -f I v I F' St -,-(-1
KST-M KISTKK Hay -lames West. -,
KM Mullietiy street, ami Florence Meisler.
-tl. -7 hast 'I h trteent h street.
CAHKilVN-HAK -lames A. Cadegan.
-I. MS I'atton avenue, anil Anne Marion
Itae. l:i. 144o Montana avenue.-
KKiiSK-KVANS Raymond R. Kronk.
I'll. :ils Kasi Tliirty-ninth lreet. and S i-
la (iertrude Kvans. IS. USt Cast Clay
iJl'A A I.E-BA RtlKR Ita ar CJtiaale,
,;.S uvermn street, and Madge Burger, IS,
fame a'ldrss.
HUOWN-lW-SSOX Gus William Brown.
t;i. :;uii Tweltth street, and Ellen Ruth'
01snn. Washington building.
I t UlU-HLAi'i; KLI, Amlirose C. Ford.
U4. Hood liiver. (Jr.. and Sylvia Black
wet1. 1M. 41U1-. Morrison street.
aiCiPKIl-BAR.XES Theodore M. Cooper.
1. 410 Vancouver avenue, and lna M.
ilarncs. 11. same address.
S1GI.KR-;1 1. 1. A NliKUS Samuel W. Sig
ler. legal. Dayton. Or., and Laura Gillan-d-is.
Ugal, Fourteenth and Belmont
street s.
Tl I TON-JOHNS Frank Tipton. i6. 4.:rt
Harrison stre, t. and Alice Johns. 20,
UaiK-roit av,-nue.
COOX-BAL.KE Walter E. Coon. .'IS. r.79
North Ivanhoe street, and Bessie M. Balke,
. 1 ' r:n:tn :iv.nilv
Pa ilk. rroin I'nrilnmi at ! I. M . .In mi
ai y ITT lor Nrh Bund. M.irshfield.
Kureka and San Francisco, connect inK
with steamers to L.os Angeles and, San
Round Trip Kxcurnion Fare
Between Sa.n Francisco and iun Oif-go
account Tia Juana race track meetinK
January li to February 14. San Fran
cisco to San Diego and return, $30.
TICKKT OFKM'K, 101 Third Street.
l-'reifit Office. Mtinici,ml luck No.
I'hoiif Main K!K1.
l'arif ic Meanmliip Company.
Change in Sailing
S. S. Rose City
Depart 12 Noon
From Ainsworth Dock
Fare includes Berth and Meals.
City Ticket Office, 3d and Washington
Phone Main 3530
Freight Office, Ainsworth Dock
Phone Broadway 268
Honolulu. Suva. New Zealand.
The a'alattnJ i'ajutencer Mnimrri
R. M. . "NIAdAKA" K. M. SS. "MAKtKA
20.00 Toim l:t.5H Tom
tSail from Vancouver, U. C.
For fares and tuiifinir apply Can. Iae. Rail
may. Third t., I'ortland. or Canadiaa
Australian Koyal Mail i-iue. 440 taoiil
bU ancouver, B. C r
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