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OP THE JOURNAL
VOL. III. NO. 113.
, PORTLAND, OREGON, FRIDAY EVENING, JULY 15, 1904.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
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Rapid River Current Eatmg Its
' Irresistibly Into the Bank of Sand
WHich Has Impeded Navigation
Government Is Pressing the Work of ; Construc
tion With Unprecedented Speed and 1 7,000
Feet of Trestle Will Soon Be Completed ;
- ; One mora year of prbrk.upoiif the'Jetty
. at tha mouth of the Columbia will prac
tically solve tha great problem of an
. open rlvar from Portland to tha sea.
' Before tba eloae of l0 the bar which
-now Impede the passage of dep sea
vessels should no longer block the en-
trance of Oregon'! great waterway.
teadlly and Irresistibly, as the advano
, Ing Jetty moves seaward, the channel to
- "The north of It outs Into the bar. eating
Its wsy to the deep water beyond. . 1 .
- 80 rapidly is the work of extending
. the Jetty progressing that by the end of
: next season It Is expected to reach a to
tal length of six and three fourths miles
v from shore, or two miles and a half be
yond the point It had reached at the end
ef last year. Careful soundings taken
, (or a series of years demonstrate that
with each extension of the , Jetty the
, deep water of the channel . has also
. moved westward, extending always
' ; from one to two miles further out than
the longitude of the Jetty's-outer ex
tremUy. When, the Jetty reaches It In
' tended length of six and three fourths
Miles the swift current or the channel
will havs siloed off the crest of tha bar
' and swept It Into the create depths of
i ,the open sea. Xn water where the
' soundings show a depth of from 7! Jo
1E0 feet, all-danger oflhe formation of
another bar will be at an end. . , .
' How the Bar Is Tormad. T
The bar la the. creation of the ocean
currents which sweep up and down the
coast, carrying Jn suspension vast quan
tities of sand. This sand Is first gath
ered, up by v the storm waves and then
carried along by the littoral currents
until precipitated either by such an ob
struction as j. Jetty or a Jutting head
land, or - by soma counter current.
When' the original Columbia river Jetty
was completed In 1895, it gave a chan
nel tl feet in depth, unhindered by any
obstruction at tha river s mouth. But
the removal of 'the bar did not prove
permanent.. True, the channel had been
extended further toward the open sea.
but the unceasing action of the littoral
currents gradually piled up the Sand
south of the Jetty until a new shore line
had been created. In effept the Jetty
had caused the shore line south -of the
river's mouth to move seaward until It
was even with Cape Disappointment, on
the north ' bank of - the river. - unaer
these conditions the Jetty no longer pre
vented the deposit of- saqd upon the
bar. Commencing near the outer term
inus of the original Jetty, the bar-curves
' (JouraargpeeUr gerrle. - '
.Chicago, July 18. Prospects for an
Immediate and' peaceful settlement of
the packers' strike was' given 'a set
back at noon' today when . President
Donnelly of the butchers' union re
jected the propositions submitted yby
the packers at a meeting last night.
The packers' offer was as follows:
"In reply to your note ana explana
tion of what you are willing to arbi
trate, we cannot acquiesce In the same.
We are willing to arbitrate ehe whole
matter covering wages snd working
conditions of all employes out on strike.
you having the privilege of bringing be
fore the arbitrators for decision any
question of wage' or conditions or any
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Tlndtherlnonth wttt witness the formal
consummation of the. merger of Port
land's street railway sy items. 'with the
ownership and management In a single
corporation. The controlling interests
In both the City Suburban and the
Portland railway have already agreed
upon all the details of the proposed con
solidation, nnd only the formality of a
ratification by meetings of the stock
holders of the two companies remains.
These meetings will be held on or-about
August 15. ,
While the officers of tha two railways
naturally decline to speak for publica
tion In advance of the stockholders'
meetlnrs. the accuracy of tha newa pub
lished yesterday in The Journal Is un-
Butchers'. Union Refuses Air Details of the Street Prosecution of Gamblers St Petersburg Hears That HilPIsEnioiried From
' Distributing Securl- .
ties Stock. ; ;
Delayed by Sher
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Owing to the abseneroT sheriff TPord
from the city, no move" wiU be made in
prosecuting the proprietors Of Portland
gambling houses today, ' the - wish of
District Attornejr Manning being that
Mr. Word- serve. Uxe warrants and make
The positions assumed yesterday' by
District Attorney Manning and Dan R.
Murphy, attorney for the proprietors ef
the Orpheum gambling establishment'
were not changed, Mr. Murphy ays he
will continue to swear to complaints
sgalnst those who persist 'In gambling
and ths district attorney declaree be
will vigorously prosecute the cases.
The result will be, it is asserted, a
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Struggle Is On at
Ta Tche Kiao;
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SL Petersburg, July 15. It is re
ported that a battle is now being fought
at Ta Tche Klao and that great bodies
of men on each side are pitted against
each other. TJiere lst. no official con
firmation of ths report and there la
nothing in the situation to indicate Ite
improbability, and it therefore receives
some credence here amonai the well In-
It was expected at staff headquarter
that a battle would be rought at this
point "yesterday but the Japanese made
a feint, then rapidly marched across tba
Russian front and took positions on bills
overlooking the Russian encampment.
From three sides the Japaneae are
marohlngand Kuropatkin'e forces are
thus compelled to attack the Japaneae
who have tha advantage of .position' In
tba bills, or await tha time until the
Japanese are able to bring a much more
powerf uJ-eree esatnet him. , .
Kuropatklri, 'owing - to -the character
of hie troops, - Is undoubtedly anxious
that the great battle which la either be
ing fought a this time, or at least seems
certain to occur within a few days,
should take place on the open plain. - in
the latter line of battle he would be able
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JovrDat" Special Serriee.)
Trenton. July 18. United Btats
Judge Bradford came here- today from
Wilmington and filed his opinion in the -famous
Becuritiee ease. The result of '
the opinion is that the preliminary in
junction, la granted enjoining the carry
ing out of the proposed plan to dis
tribute the stock of the Northern Paclflo
and Great Northern. The Judge says
that the litigation is not ripe for final",
hearing and that the provisional In
junction la granted In order to protect
the rights of the complainants, 'because
should the final decision result In favor
of the complainants there would be no
assets, left for distribution without a
preliminary injunction. The merits of
the main question were not raised and
are not passed upon.
The decision created a sensation
throughout the country and la said to
be .agalnat ail -yrevtoue-rullngs of-the--United
Btatea -supreme court- and the
other cirouit courts. There . wss a
flurry on the stock exchanges In aU the
cities of the country snd on the New
York exchange there was wild excite
It la generally considered a great vlo-
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Tort ion to b? boilt thisYear :
The Bar Which Lies Across the Mouth of the River Is Designated by the Dotted Lines Extending Westward, and Northward from the Complete Jetty.
vk ;X, , ' Figures Indicate the Depth of Water, in Feet.