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nnANDTv KVEXTXO OBSERVER, TtlEDAY. AUCIUST i. 1911.
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IRRIGATION CONGRESS AT Oil
Believed Attendance Will Be Unusual
ly LargV Held In I-c
Spokane, Wash., August 1. Five
thousand accredited delegates from all
.parts of the United States, in addition
to a large foreign representation, will
attend the 19 h annual sessions of
the National Irrigation congresg in
; Chicago, December 5 to 9, according
to R. Insinger, manager of thf .North
western & Pacific Hypothek bank,
who has Just returned from a tour of
the middle western states and Chi
cago, where he presided ' at several
meetings of the national board of gov
ernors, of which he Is chairman. He
"Chicago offers exceptional oppor
tunities for western delegate and
to realize that irrigation today Ib an
established mode of agriculture and
that it is being practised successfully
and profitably' In many states wist of
the Missouri river. To put It mildly it
! up to the. communities of the west
ern country to send large delegations
to the congress. .
"Among the candidates for the 1912
sessions probably will be Atlantic City
KocheBter, N, Y.; Buffalo. St. Paul and
Los "Angeles, The southern states
also are manifesting deep interest in
the convention, as they expect to make
a strong bid for a convention in 'the
south, to take place In January. 1913.
"The delegates will be well taken
care ot during th?ir stay in Chicago.
No Horse Shoeing
Wagon repairing ? sretifj.
If your Tins need reselling
give us a call, Secvrd-hsnd
Buggies, hacks and Camp
Wagons for sale.
is the pleasure haunt In this part of
th country this au!nmo.r.-''Its dsvotees
rejoice io l?arn that they cau nu-.v go
nd come-on. a resuier.rkh-eduV,' .iint
jxlideiit of '.'djiV.. ' Tit 'popular excm
elon steamer. - - ' '
"T. - POTTER"
h-aves.Portlsnd: Ash f?ircrt.(!,n(.
PA! 1.1',' KXt'lPT MlTUP.Vr A XI)
M'MMV, 8tf! A. ,31.
8ATtI5.')AYS ONTjY, Ijtb V. M.'-.
Also the., ctrnin; ! "UAJVAl.O leavlns
Portland d;:Ilj'. except fvu'ilny, nt S:00
p. tn. (Sa?nrd;iy at 10:00 n". m.) '. ,
Frow All PoJuls i:i Use Sor!'4est
1 . ' via the
S. MVSGATION CO.
Ides! cottage and cam? llf?. a nmjn in
tent beaih that Is .not snrpnsjsd any
where, frrn lut mut bnicllc'iil eliinn'c
and a!! th 'comforts of brmf without
costinrr nny nxr? than If ynu remained
nt linrr.e.' ,
Ci'-il on or write to nty O.-AV. R. & N.
.fluent for comnlrta It) form nt Ion; ale'o
for copy c" our summer book. "Ou'lngs
In Cr-i;(!iu" .": ; ,"';
General Fa'scnr Airent. 0.-W..H. A
, vim vmm.Y ?
N'. Co. Portland, Ore.
..The -Magnetic Healer '
. lnm'ca Pt t!: Gnnii Ua3 Vuilcy liruive. The lie-'lt r has Imd
jcnn rf Ckjicrlcn-e nal feels competent to treat nil dlscnscs ultli
ncres. Do not Tall to call on litm nt once.
.Will Le here from Thursday to fvmday of eueh week.
tz- i-;.:sitn alive busi- i
ness aud professional men, beaded by j
Frank E. Scott, president of the Frank !
E. Scott Transfer company.
"The committee on entertainment,
of which John C Shaffer, president of
the Chicago Evening Post company,
1b chairman, has been active and the
arrangements for entertaining are, as
a result, upon a large scale. Besides
the many places of Interest in Chicago
there will be a season of grand opera
before, during and after the sessions.
The world's foremost artists will be
in the casts.
"The committee on foreign 'repre
sentation, of which Dr. W. A. Evan3,
formerly health ' commissioner of
Chicago, is the chairman, Is giving
every assistance to Dr. E. McQueen
Gray of Albuquerque, N. M.f and it 13
expected that many of the nations of
the world will be represented by dele
gates from abroad.' Western Canada
also will send a representative dele
gation to the congress.
"I had several meetings with Harry
A. Wheeler, president of the Chicago
Association of Commerce, which Is
conceded to be the largest and most
important organization of Its kind In
the world, and I am more than grati
fied witn tne iuieru iia v.cr
members are taking in the coming
"The convention committee of the
Chicago Association of Commerce is
doing splendid work under be direc
tion of its vice chairman, Mr. Relss.
The congress will have placed at Its
disposal such auditoriums as Orches
tra hall for general meetings; Hub
bard hall, in the Fine Arts museum,
for Illustrated lec'ures on Irrigation,
drainage and kindred subjects, and
the Auditorium theater for the open
ing, at which President Tatt, will ad
dress the delegates.
The programs at the several ses
sions will include the names of some
of the' foremost speakers in various
parts of the world ana they will dis
cuss in a practical way the best means
of reclaiming lands, The National Ir
rigation congrcsa Is interested in thi
problems presented ail over the Amer
lf nn continent. . 'It ;:s Interes ed In
drainag?, saving the "forests, storing
the floods, reclaiming the. deserts and
making homes on the land, and, as an
organization composed of men of fore
sight and.' unselfish p'ltpone. It -will
ecntintie. to exert its Influence for th?
greatest, good to the largest number."
HT SOI 'SUBS
II PAYS OLH MX OV MR. AN!
MRS. 801$ Mill DIES.-.
Hrallliy S!t fu'Is V:iMj nv.! Ii(v.tli
'.Scciii's l ast i'vctiiiiir.
C!,y;l'c ' V'fn'nn ' -if furf, . Jt- days
ctld n:ri of Mr.'at.'d Mrs. Lloyd Srtber,
!.vU! i-t lOtt' Main avenue' died last
i.ve;;..!3 at J-oAlotk.. Tho rtemioa wns
r:,i Iter uncxpett?!! a';il the sorrowing
;!!U-jt(s have- tli" f.y;n:in' hloi of. tin ir
frt.tiy fi'cii'.'r.. T.'n hcl? wt'.B'' bom
Jul 20 nnd hnd beriii In tho heat' of
hcrl h vnttl tho. last day or two.
Interment' took place, this morning
with private burial.
rvxKili Go to J?ttinc.
New Voili,A".'iiii't I. Pol!o-!ns J1ie
rci t;!il ut. Inforiuatlcn that 'Dorotliy
Arnold, whose d'sappfluraneo ha3 pua
xled N v York for inoutlia, was geen
rront'y' In Porno, th 3 trlrl'ft ptirents
hivo sailed for Ttnly. At'n fct HovdI
t'iRy went d.'rec't to ' Florrncr na Gt'O.
Gvlscotn, Misa Arnold's fiaiicip, was
t IrSt hrard of from th?re.
! PrjM;it?t da irwlii,-? tit tour.., .
! hoi'drni. 'u.c.i-t,1. Mortal Interest I;;
no ft ?;','.' ii'd In Cowea, wher i the
jff "-l annvnl r-o.ttttt vai !n?ti?;i!rati':
I'c.'iy v.-'.(!' a vk-i for h'a pia.'fty'a
j op. ir"l vvt'(v( l!v3 v.S'.ui! br.Hlii'i'
!-.it"irnr5 wtll ci-TitlniTo ua'til the t.r.ft
I of !., v k.
CltVFR SEW YOKKElt IIVES OS
. FAT OF CITY.
W'fthPtit Being Liable to Framl tharsyc,
Works Scheme Slcdj. ;
New York, August 1. That It is
possible to live for nothing, even in
New York, and In spite of the Increas
ed coat of living without violating the
letter of the law, has just been dem
onstrated here in a t most Ingenious
manner by a visitor to whom local
bunco men are figuratively' taking off
their hats. For more than two weeks
this man has been living on the fat of
the city without a single cent of ex
pense to himself. Like most effective
plang his was bo simple that the regu
lar residents of this city who live by
their wits are still wondering how
they overlooked It. The clever visi
tor simply went to wholesale manu
facturers of clothing and placed large
orders to be Shipped to a certain oig
southern house. In every case.'how
evtr, he was careful to stipulate that
shipment was not to be made for a
month, or until such time as the
house which lie clalmed to represent
had sen a check to cover the amount,
thereby protecting himself against , a
xharge of attempted fraud. '. His or
ders wtre large, and naturally at
each place where he gave, them the
sales chief look him ont for dinners,
.theatres, trips to Coney Island and
thif Ilka; gladly ftirnlBh'ng all the
summer luxuries. ' As a result the
originator of the plan lived like a
prince without a penny of expense.
Ills deception , was , ultimately dis
eovrred but since hone of the goods
he ordered had been delivered 'and
nothing had been lost except (the
money voluutar'ly spent on his Enter
tainment, the most serious char?e
which could be made against him was
that of being a "suspicions" charac
ter. As there are ssveral -hundred
thousand ouch peonle in New York
the chargo i3 not trcubl'ng the Ingeni
ous visitor. ' V
New York, August 1. Tiiia su:nm;r
bkis fair to go down I" history as the
grsatest. producer of Munchausen-like
tales on record. Already with the
gummer only half ovor relurnlna; vaca-
tlcnlBts have s: rain: d the creulity of
the public to.thj brcakliig point with
accounts of weird hnpp:ulnse. Un
doubtedly A? -pr'io. fl'Jh story , coiner
I'ro-n ti ncarhj- .ansl-w-' w.ho without,
either hook or line has Ireu tiinkirp
v. -nnd'.-vful c.ttcti jj. His chief . p1?ca
terlal .Eld. conshtte of a number of
rc.lrrofei. tos-ther with ervac -.worms
and, a net. Tit!? mlrrora are placed on
tlr l:et ora ef any tleur lake or u
nt roam and- on thslr furf,!C3 is F.e?.t tcr-
i tl'e bslt. v.'hilT the .ampler . eha
L'-rva in h's boat, net in hnud. Tho
litm-gry. fish cmalns to grab en casv
rnJ'ccts lilg reflection In the lalr
rcr . aitJ, imr.icdla'ely at?cl:o .It. Jn ".
(irl'l ;("ir V.hi hn't: ' C-ncr'ally his im
Jiftct en the Rlnrs-ls no 'hard as to stun
or kill him nflcr which it s tn easy
matter f!t the lookinjc pl.tss fslior
rtnn to dip him up hi .3; Is tv:t.
1 a cfpnrchtly eiv vie-; in;;' with fish
as proauccrs or rcmarkabis ..stones
since from Connecticut comes a wall
hacrii30 nf.a vtre to '-.vlvich U'o bca
hr.ve b'ecme tuldti tc.l. It Via ccs!
discovered tltrt Ihty hsve bc.:-n rur.
'') thpns?lv?a cn th J'ec'er cf.te-
hacco bloEati'v.. V.'hrn otvj cf. il? r;i
!:'.rl",:s r-aTtpi'tl the honey.. ira.a. by o
(e!o:iv. of thc.to lv.-e,s iho- found ,ft thr
lumry was d-rk, ill ta-Jtltip nnil unfit
for e:;l. ' A conference . cf nptarNts
will br hejd r-tMi a few !.". ra a Ce-ri'-.
wh-thcr it w.U!...bf sdv!enlJo..to
put. the honey cu z niarTtrt o3 thev,--tobacco.-,
-,-. .. . ..
Al'o?a(her, Mniror .flp.t'vn. th's ypar
I? vt a pftrttc'ilarly. fc'r'i, nuajtty, ' '.-
Trcjfy li, frttJc'scd.-' : .. .
n.'istoc,' A.'.t:r.at. 1, -Declaring that
f'e ))fopr3?d arbitration treaty with.
5'Ulcnd prajttcalty arrays fae.l'nlted
ftitates apalnrt Cormtny In the pros
"i -Moroecm ill'leulrlcs: tha- It s v
violatlrn of th Monrle dot-'trlne ane
an Insult to .every 'Grmnn-Anifr!rar
e.r.d every Irish-American in tho conn'
try. Congressman Jani"a Curley in
opposing ths proposed are?nicnt. H?
It supporting rfsolut'ona of protes'
adopted lure at a niee'Inir cf German-
American and Irish-American citizens.
DIITIOSAKY WONT TELL CLEAR
LY WHAT IT MEASS.
Smithsonian Institute Instigates Sew
Washington, August 1. Did you ev
ei go bobbing forAblobs?
No, this Ib not a new game nor is H
something that Is Hekly to be taken
all sportsmen It Is merely L
llt.lt: diversion highly and warmly ad
vocated by the Smithsonian Institution
for the conservation of a few natural
There has been bo little conversa
tion regarding conservation that the.
Smithsonian evidently , thought that
the matter needed stirring up, for they
have just issued a le ter concerning
the. extermination of tne blobs and ad
vocating this extermination as a high
ly patriotic and an eminently proper
. Hut, b'f',',' h blobs can possibly
be eradicated, the public will have to
be told what they are for 1: Is doubt
if there are many persons, outside of
the Smithsonian,, who would recognize
one if they met it cn.the street. That
It Is something alive Is ra-'her evident
from the title of the Insti ution'B let
ter, "The Ex ermlnation of the Blob"
but whether the would be extermlna
:orB should do It wl h psanuts, lure 'l
with birdseed or smother Jt in pop
corn is not mentioned..
So, tho dictionary baing the natural
haven of refugs when one desires to
Cn& a dif.rlition, the "b's" are search
ed until h; world "blob", is reaclud.
Eut even then a look of wondermect
and astonishraent Is l'kely to se'tl?
on the searcher's face, fo rthe defini
tion there is wierd and wonderful.
It Is almost. enqugh o produce a
-arody on Cllvsr Her.-ord such aa the
"I've never m;t a blibey blob, ;
I never hope to meet one,
But this J know, I hope, I trow,
I'd rather niact than cnt one.'" -Here
13 ,W?hs c.r's definition, lifted
bodily: . .
"plob -Somct'i-ng blunt or round,' a
small drop or lump of something vis
cid, ' a: drop, a buble, a blistrr. A
small fresh water ilRh (Uraiildea Rob
insoui), the miller's th'umb."
So there is very little use Iryln? to
dope out f:;om the dictionary e?el
what a blob la. There is .no escan
from 1:, the Inst'tntfcn's letter must be
read. A study of the learned dlBsar-a-tion
Bm;v3 t-at fee next to the Ina
ne t In thi d'ctlcr.ary la the vk'lv on
o .'!'!; "id tli.-tt lite bleb s'l'okcn alui":
ti th.3 article In nncstloh is a fis'.i thn
has'th? irnIcloi'3 habl: of nvjaltcw
hi"; sevoraT E'i'tron for brca'-efast, :'
few more foi'.l'tnch and add'ns som
to th; (clhetifip when dinner ti:v-;
came around. Therefore, 'says 'la.;
instittt'.lon, tl'y 'should be exterminat
ed. : " : ' ; '
Blobs, sayi Messrs, Bran and V7"(
of tn ines'.i ut'en. ars not prtrt(u,n
how they er.t their prey. JcnV r
tall fust-it is 11 'the. snme to then,
and they cat r.n av?rnj;o of six a C.r.y.
Th's.Tor a Csh which i8 some-1 or V.
Inches long, la going pome; Some 61
t-i blobs cat so many salmon thai
they choke themselves to death' fine
the bureau of f sheries )3 not troubli .1
v.tUi exterminating; them. When it
Is. nolert, however, that '31.000 of Oie
pernicious blobs ere caught ar,J
killed In 20 dayg n the. Helm Br?
rfrar.1, It v.-or.ld ret pert.; that the
bvrean of. ,PV,r'c8 ve.uid t.avo umkI;
trouble In ,e'ttlns tid cf them.
But, they say that thfro-Is rrcnt
r?ed .for nr. ar-t'vs r.dvcsifKt arwfir'
the salmon eaters, eo tho public, h
asked to "Swat the blob," just ns tlu:
are desired tu "?vat ti e fly." . ' .
fo ci'uett'j.ha hUpcra. tii.nl mine ovn:
ers thror.fthont tho coi'ntry In ;,:e
vcnKive metluxH against cxploslon.-v
and o; icr :i?e.s era. the bns- nii nf.
mlr.es ban 'r..rrajisd for a National
Hflner'a Life eavltig demcnnlra'Ion, to
be held r.t Arstnnl park, . Pittshurr.
Pa., on nepteutber 1G.
Th!s dcmor.strallon will b9 the mast
i'kIimo demonstrat'-cn cf It 3 kind ever
held In th'.a country. Tha bureau ex
pects that 20,000 and 50,000 miners
will send their treined first aid ani I
rescue corps to part'tlpato. Anion:;
the speakers will be President Taft
Secretary of the Interior Fisher and
Dr. Joseph A. Holmes director of iiit
Arsenal park is the site of the test
ing station of the bureau of mines. The
first aid to the Injured work will be
one of the features of the day. The
teams from th5-; various coal mines
will not compete but will give exhibi
tions of their skill in bringing Injur
ed miners from the mines and binding
ther wounds. "
In adition to this work the miners
will witness gas and coal dust explo
sions In mlnlaturf which will be stag
ed In the vast explosives, gallery of
the bureau. In Arsenal park there
will also be, an explosive gallery to.6tudied the vegetable and animal
resemble a coal mine. This wiU be, world knows what a similarity there
placed at the bottom of a natural am-. is between the plant tumor and thee
phitheater where the experiments can human cancer. t
be watched by thousands of .miners, J "Therefore, having proved the one
Gas explosions will t ake place inito be due. to a germ I cannot see that
this play, mine; miners will be en- there Is the shadow of a doubtbut
tombed and one of the government ,
rescue corps in oxygen helmets will
itnter and "save". the men. One side
of the miniature mine will1 be open
throughout Its entire , length so that
the onlookers may wi ness everything
that happens In an underground hor
ror, xcept the loss of life. The fa
mous oxygen helmets which havs
haved many lives since their adoption to the governmen of th:. traDsporta
by the bureau will also be on exhibi- tion and handling of all second class
- - ; v , - " . mall nnat er, and such ev'denre as
that this demonstration will be
great practkal benefit.
. th rederal building, and hgan .It "
Washington. August 1. Calcula. Ions , hearings. . The cotnmisB'on cons'.F'
just made .by the. 'Tn'tod States offive of Asoc!a'e , Justice Chartes E.
of public romig slu."' ihat a snvinfc of Hugh's, of tin United States supreme
beiweer hi'.f a bi.i cn and a' byiion court, cha'rraan: A. Lawrence Lowell. -dollars
a year cen be effected U th" president of Harvard univcrsi y, ami
states would improve about 20 p-r
cent of the roads now in cperatioti., '
The nublic roada office esfmates
that this Improvtmei.t would cost daeh
s.ate about ?i,000,000 -but that the
tremendous yearly saving would more
ban mae up for any expenditure of
this kind. : Appeals will -be sent -out-'
to each state asking that th; legisla-'
ture take steps toward the improve
ment of roads, ' ' I
Washington, August 1. That cancer
Is a germ disease and not duj to other
caus;s is the claim of Dr. Frank F.
Snilth. chief pathologist of the bureau
of plant industry of ;he department
of egrlci'l'ure. ' '.
For seven years Dr Sir.tih has held,
to his theory and now he says he hes
proved that plant caiicrs are '-trrir-
1 it u
you the value of s' flour.
We knpv'it from curcustomers-con-
sequcnt have learned to stock the
flcisr that suits you best. Only the
iincst stnr.dard iloui-is sold here the kind that lias'
);con ;i'ovod by you and others to make, the sweetest '
wid soundest broad, the lightest rolls, biscuits, cakes
audpastry. .' ' . ; V : ; v;- ,"' : : -;'
li is guaranteed to oe uniform in quality and to give ;
tlio mil satisfactory balling results of them all.. Send
cr phene for a sack today and you vnll become a reg-;
ular n:er. ..-',' ' '-; ;;
014 are due to germs, and he claim
that there i not the slightest doubt
but that human cancers are due to
the same cause.
"Physicians," said Dr. Smith, today,
"claim that canetr Is not a germ dis
ease simply because they have never
been able to find the germ, but I hav
proved conclusively that plant tumors
which are nothing more than can
cers In the vegetable world are due
to a parae-ite, despite the fact that I
have never seen or found the organ
ism. But by thousands of experiments
and years of patient worf I have found
that this is so, and every one who has
that the other is also.
To Probe Torfal Rates.
New York, August 1. The members
of the commission appointed by Presi
rlen Taft. to examine the reports of
th;. postofflee department, its officers,
agents and employes, and the existing
evidence taken In reepsct to the cost
an intei-Est in thr rates to be fixed for
second' class matter, met here today at
.Hirry A. Y-eler. vice president i f
te United Statss .Trof t "company- cf
Chicasr--. Coli n E. P?11 is the secre-
tary of the' commission.- The report
Is to be made to President Taft on or
before Decsmbcr 1.
' V- 7 v
To DeienJ flay Conri Titles.
Omalia, N'eb., August 1. Vh:n th
National Clay Court Tennis tourna
ment opens at the Field club here on'
next Saturday the fierd of contestants
will be considerably larger and of a
, more, represents ive character than at-
the first tournament held last year,
. Medvllle 13. Long of San Francisco, the
present national champion, and A11-
derscn and Hayes, winners of the dou-
bles honors last yean, will be on hand..
to defend their tltks.
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