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THE MORNING OREGONTAN. TUESDAY. JULY 30, 1907.
Just Received by Express Complete Line of Women's Khaki Suits, Best Styles, $5.00 Suit Cloak Dept. Second Floor
Merchandise Purchased on Credit Today and Tomorrow Will Go On Your August Account
Fraifck Store 50 Years In Portlan
C. M. Hatfield, Who Has Grad
uated From Amateur
Class, in Portland.
Great "Anniversary Sale" Bargains in All Departments
SAYS SYSTEM CANNOT FAIL
California Scientist Xow Takes Con
tracts and Guarantees Results.
Tells of Recent Successes
In Eastern Oregon.
Rain-making as a profession hag not
yet been very generally adopted. There
fore Charles M. Hatfield, who arrived In
Portland yesterday, is a person to whose
vocation little Interest attache. Mr.
Hatfield is known as the "Rainmaker."
Others have experimented along the same
line, but so far as to known, Mr. Hatfield
Is the only man in the United States who
Is following this as his llfework, and the
success he Is said to have met with has
attracted the attention of scientists In
all parts of the country.
Mr. Hatfield has Just returned from
Eastern Oregon, where he has been con
ducting experiments during the past two
months. The tests were made at Gor
don's Ridge, three miles northwest of
Moro, the highest elevation In Sherman
County. During June and July Mr. Hat
field sent a continuous series of electrical
vibrations Into space from two tall
towers that contained his apparatus, and
during that time not only Sherman
County, but also Gilliam County, adjoin
ing, were favored with heavy rains.
Whether this almost unprecedented
rainfall was a direct consequence of the
experiments there is no way of telling,
but that the residents of Eastern Oregon
believe it was Is indicated by the fact
that they have engaged Mr. Hatfield to
return next year and continue his good
Gave Them Full Measure.
The contract of Mr. Hatfield with the
farmers In Sherman County began May
28 and ended July 25. He went there
with the understanding that the average
rainfall for the period covered was 2.6
inches, and on this basis promised the
farmers that he would give them six
inches of rain. When he arrived at
Moro, however, he found that the average
precipitation for these two months was
only .62 of an inch. Therefore he told
the farmers that he would have to with
draw from his contract. They told him
to go ahead and do the best he could.
There was 2.2 Inches of rain during the
two month, or an increase of 250 per cent
over the average.
Mr. Hatfield Is a young man and has
been carrying on his experiments during
the past five years. There is nothing
mysterious about his work, he Bays. It
Is merely a practical application of scien
tific principles, he contends. There are
no weird Incantations and he doe not
call the moisture from the sky by In
voking any superhuman aid. It Is merely
the use of artificial means to produce the
natural conditions that will precipitate
the moisture in the air, he says.
The "Rainmaker" Is a resident of Los
Angeles and hi first experiments were
conducted in California. He began In a
small way, he says, by condensing the
fogs, from which he produced rain. Af
terwards he began working on a larger
scale and carried on his tests In semi
arid regions. He has no way of putting
moisture into the air, and he prefers to
operate where the rainfall 1 very light,
for under those conditions the results of
his work are obviously convincing. 1
First Tests In 1902.
"Mr. first tests were made in San
Diego County. Cal., five, years ago,"
said Mr. Hatfield. "1 soon became
convinced to my own satisfaction that
I had discovered a way of causing
rain, and I received many requests to
visit arid regions to carry on my experi
ments. My first real businesslike con
tract was with the city of Los Angeles
three years ago. There had been a se
vere drouth and I contracted to give
them 18 inches of rain between De
cember 15 and May 1. When the time
had expired there had been 19.52 Inches.
"I was asked to remain at Los Ange
les another year, but decided to go to
Crow's Landing In the San Joaquin
Valley. This is the most arid place in
California, with the exception of the
deserts, yet I gave them 13 Inches of
rain the first year and 15.21 the second.
I am going there again this Winter
and expect to do even better."
As to his system, Mr. Hatfield will
say little, except that with chemicals,
and a dynamo he causes electrical
waves In the atmosphere that result In
. rainfall. He believes that the effect
of his experiments can be felt within
a radius of 75 miles from his towers.
"The rainfall in Sherman County this
year was the second heaviest ever
known there, and that In Gilliam was
the heaviest," said Mr. Hatfield In dls
i cussing his work In Oregon. "I had
only two towers erected, but next year
am going to have four. I have select
ed another location on the bank of
the Deschutes River, a short distance
from where I was this year."
Not Profitable as Yet.
Mr. Hatfield says that he has never
made any money out of his experi
ments and does not expect to so ions;
as he conducts them in person. His
contract for next season calls for the
production of two inches of rain be
tween May 1 and July 10, for which
he is to receive $1000. If two and one
half inches fall he is to receive $1500.
The ultimate object of Mr. Hatfield
is to sell his invention to the Gov
ernment. He says that he will try to
repeat his success of this year in East
ern Oregon for four consecutive years,
and he believes that will be a positive
demonstration of its merits. In the
meantime he stands ready ' he says, to
carry on the work under Government
orders wherever the Federal authori
ties may ask him to go.
'One third of the United States Is
seml-arld land that I believe will be
' made very productive through my sys
tem," said Mr. Hatfield. "Some day the
Government will have chains of these
towers built throughout these arid re
glons. In nearly all such places there
is plenty of moisture in the atmosphere
waltinsr to be precipitated.
"I mean to demonstrate the value of
my process beyond question, after that
the Government is sure to lane up tne
work on an extensive scale.
OUT OF BEATEN TRACK.
There's where the real values are
found In men's furnishings. Robinson
& Co. will show you. 289 Wash.
FOR IXMS OF APPETITE.
Horaford's Acid PhoeDhate.
It nourishes, strengthens and. Imparts new
U ana vl-or.-Aa sxceusal gausrsj ton
August Sale of Men's Shirts
Manhattans, Earl Wilson, Cluett,
And Other Standard Makes at Clearance Sale Prices
Today we start oar great semi-annual clearv-up
of high grade Shirts America's most prominent
makes including the celebrated "Manhattan"
Shirts, "Earl &. Wilson" Shirts, "Cluett" Shirts,
Meier &. Frank Special Shirts, etc. All this sea
son's handsomest materials, patterns and color
ings in coat or regular styles, attached or
detached cuffs Regular and double Cuffs, plain
colors, stripes, figures, dots, checks, etc.
Pleated and plain fronts Madras, percale,
oxfords, soisette, French piques, flannels, pon
gees, etc. Shirts that appeal to the best dressed
men in the community All grades to select
from Take advantage.
$6.50 Shirts for $4.25 -$5.00 Shirts for $3.25
$4.00 Shirts for $2.89 $3.50 Shirts for $2.29
$3.00 Shirts for $1.95 S3.5Q Shirts for $1.59
$2.00 Shirts for $1.39-$ 1.50 Shirts for $1.05
Regular $1.00 Shirts for 55c
Men's Summer Suits and
Men' Outing Suits V2 Price
Continuation of the great half price sale of men's high grade summer
apparel Outing Suits and Summer Suits, values ranging from $ 1 0.00
to $35.00 at a price that comes far from covering the cost of material
alone and many of the suits are of suitable weight and style for fall
wear This season's handsomest suits and materials from such well
known makers as L. Adler Bros. &. Co., Stein Block Co., Hart
Schaffher & Marx, and others Three-piece Summer Suits and two
piece Outing Suits Every garment in the store bein included Twn
and three-button Sack Coats and double-breasted Sack Coats Regular
and stout sizes, fancy worsteds, fancy tweeds, fancy cheviots and
cassimeres-Every garment well made and perfect fitting suits, superior
to custom-maae apparel, all sizes, large assortment Take your pick at
i 55 " i i . "
one-nan regular prices Men's clothing
department, second floor Economical
men will take advantage of this offering
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SllAP ATVf Oyfmffc 8 Beason 8 vei7 test models and leathers including patent leathers in
JUU"' wavj NJ Blucher and button Shoes, vici kid Blucher, lace and button Shoes; women's
P O ' ft ft '4 CI ft ft Oxfords, in patent leather and gunmetal, also vici Oxfords, patent tips or
peVVJU lO $ JiUU kid tips; light or heavy-weight soles. All 6izes and widths footwear of
-r . standard style and quality, selling regularly at $2.00, $250 and $3.00 per
VallieS S 1 .40 PaiP pair- Take vour Pick for Tuesday and Wednesday at this 1 tR
eitraordinarilv low nrim rto r.;r (QliTll
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Ribbons 22c Yd Hosiery 1 7c Pr.
5000 yards of all-silk Taffeta Rib
bons, 4 ins. wide; black, navy,
pink, white, red, brown and light
blue; splendid quality for dress
trimming, neckwear, sashes, fancy
work, etc. Best regular OO
45c quality, special, yard.
3000 pairs of women's fine lisle
and cotton Hosiery, allover lace
and lace boot effect; values from
35c to 50c a pair ; all 1 f?g
sizes; your choice, pair..
40c and 50c Embroideries 1 9c Yd.
Corset Cover Embroideries 98c Yd.
5000 yards of Swiss, nainsook and cambric Embroidery and Insertion
for infants' and children's wear, waist trimming, etc.; 1 to 6 Qr
inches wide; regular values up to 50o the yard, on sale for. 7C
1500 yards of Corset Cover Embroidery. Swiss and nainsook, QD.
best patterns; values to $2.00 a yard, on sale at, the yard.C
Another lot of Corset Cover Embroideries, values to $1.25 yd., for. .69
Another lot Corset Cover Embroideries, values to 65c yard, for..39
Clean-up on 18 and 45-inch dotted and figured Nets, in white, CQg
cream and baby Irish; values up to $1.75 a yard; special, yard.
White and cream Venise and Baby Irish Appliques and Medallions and
Edges, 1 to 5 inches wide; beautiful styles, great values, as follows:
75c values for 19 $1.50 values for 39 $5.00 values for 690
A few Batiste Robes, white, blue, pink, ecru ; values to $25 for $10.00
Closing out nainsook, cambric and batiste Matched Sets, 1 to 12 inches
wide; beautiful styles; grand values, on sale at the following prices:
30c values 12 75c values 590 $1.25 vals. 690 $1.75 vals. 31.19
Women's Suits Vi Price
Women's Tailored Suits, ranging In value from $14
to $48, on sale at half regular prices 500 garments
to select from This season's most attractive styles
and materials. fat medium and heavy weights, suits
that are desirable for immediate and early Fall wear
Plaids, stripes, checks and mixtures in cheviots?
broadcloths, serges, worsteds and Tweeds Tight
fitting, semi-fitting, pony coats and vest effects ; also
three-quarter length coats Skirts pleated and plain
gored, all the best patterns Ifir f
and colorings, $ 14 to $48 vals. Flail FTICS
$7.50 to $24 Walking
Skirts Reduced lA Price
1000 women's high grade Walking Skirts in light
and medium grays. Tweeds, Panamas, checks, stripes
and fancy mixtures, in pleated and kilt effects, strap
trimmed All new garments of the latest fashion and
materials Values from $7.50 jj.ir I)
to $24.00 each in this sale for flail Y F1C6
100 women's three-quarter and full-length Coats in
light and medium grays, fancy checks, stripes and
mixtures, all new.
date models, on sale for just
$4 Long Kid Gloves $2.85
$3.50 Long Gloves $2.29
Continuation of the Great "Anni
versary Sale" of Perrins' real
French Kid Gloves, in full 16-but-ton
length ; every pair perfect and
guaranteed to give thorough sat
isfaction; black, tans, browns and
a good assortment of other lead
ing shades, ' all sizes ; the greatest
glove Yance pro
duces; $4 value, pair
'Porrino' ' HVrv,.Vi 1ZA CXmra in 1 0 KffM 1H, . 4.
1 1 . V, 1 j. .UVU JkAX. VJ J, ajla hSUVIWU V1UU ICLlglU ) XlllCSb
stock; the colors are black, brown, tans and grays, and in tO OQ
all sizes. Best regular $3.50 values, on sale at, the pair.
The finest importad Suede Gloves in 16-button lengths; the shades are
black, white, mode and tans; all sizes; every pair guaran- TO CQ
teed; best regular $3.50 values, on sale at this price, pair.?
Mail orders will be promptly and carefully filled take advantage.
Women's 12-button-length Mousquetaire Silk Gloves, of heavy quality;
come in black and white only; double finger tips, all sizes. (PI 1 Q
The best values in town at this low price on sale at, pair.? I 1 7
1000 pairs of 16-button-length fine quality Silk Gloves, in black, white
and a broken line of colors; all sizes; the best values the ff 1
season has offered in full-length Silk Gloves at, the pair.
Women's and misses' elbow length Silk Gloves; black and white;
double finger tips; while they last, on sale at, special, per pair.
Women's 16-button-length Mousquetaire Silk Gloves; come C 1
in black and white only; 5 to 7; regular $2 vals., at.
$1.50 Outing Flannel Gowns 87c
The shrewd buyer will anticipate her Winter needs. Sale extraordinary
of 1000 high-grade Outing J; lannel Nightgowns ; all new Fall styles, in
solid white and fancy stripes; yoke and round-neck styles, trimmed in
braids and silk stitchings; all are well made and extra full Qf
width, all sizes; best regular $1.35 and $1.50 values, at, each." C
PRISONERS USE DYNAMITE
ROCKPILE GANG MAKES DES
PERATE EFFORT TO ESCAPE.
termlned by a referendum vote. Other
wise the Jail would have been strength
Blast Discharged Against Prison
Wall Fails to Produce Breach.
Explosive 1 Smuggled In.
"With the aid of dynamite several
Multnomah County prisoners at the Kelly
Butte rockplle made an unsuccessful at
tempt Sunday night to force an opening
through the concrete wall of their prison
and escape. The only damage resulting
to the structure .from the explosion was
the dislodging of a section of concrete
plastering about a foot square on the
outer wall. The dynamite had evidently
been smuggled Into the Jail from the
rockplle, where the explosive Is used by
the prisoners In mining rock for use on
the county's roads.
James O. Fagan, who was shot about
two months ago while attempting to es
cape from Kelly Butte, Is suspected of
being the leader In Sunday night's at
tempted Jail delivery. The officers are
satisfied that Spauldlng, Foster and
Mayer were associated with Fagan and
the quartette has been placed In the
dungeon to subsist on bread and water
diet for a few days.
"When we learned of the dynamiting.
Commissioner Lightner went at once to
Kelly Butte," said County Judge Web
ster yesterday, "but he found the situa
tion not as alarming as reported. Only
a small quantity of the explosive had
been used and at no time was there any
danger of the men escaping. The dyna
mite was very probably secreted by the
prisoners In a powdered state In their
pockets and in that way was carried Into
the Jail, escaping the watchfulness of
the guards. In order to dislodge the
concrete walls of which the Jail Is con
structed, it would be necessary to use
enough powder that Us explosion would
mean certain death to the men confined
within the structure.
"The Board of County Commissioners,
however, is considering the matter of
making some additions to the present Jail
building at the Butte. Contemplated
changes will include reinforcing the con
crete walls so as to make escape with
or without dynamite absolutely impos
sible. We have been deferring these Im
provements until the question of the cus-
ir of theje prisoners could ue
GRAND JURY FOR MAG1LL
Session Is Begun Wife Says She
Married Too Soon.
CLINTON, 111.. July 29. Although
scores of persons have called at. the
County Jail to see Fred MaglU and
his wife since they were brought back
from California, none of Maglll's fam
ily has been to see nlm. The special
grand Jury which is to nlvestigate the
sudden death of Maglll's first wife, Mrs.
Pet Maglll, convened this forenoon.
The state has subpenaed 74 witnesses
Mrs. Fay Graham MaglU asserts she
and MaglU are Innocent of the cause
of the death of Mrs. Pet MaglU. .
"I did wrong to marry Fred so soon,"
she said, "but that - Is all. If It were
to be done over again, we would do
"We have but one story," said Ma
gill. "My first wife killed herself and
that is all there Is to It. As soon as
I dscovered the sucdei of my wife I
made the fact known. I asked Fay to
call at the house. Fay and I were no
.more than friends until after the death
of my first wife."
Will Store Grain In Fields.
COLFAX. Wash., July 29. (Special.)
Whitman County farmers are protesting
against the advanced rates to be charged
by grain warehouses. Many farmers will
insure their grain and pile It In the field,
using a cover, while others will store
with flour mills. Mr. Scott, general man
ager In Whitman County for the Interior
Warehouse Co., said the handling charge
would be raised, but gave as the cause
that transportation was slower than in
former years and as & consequence the
warehouses were left crowded until the
first of June, causing replllng, resacklng
and much damage from mice.
Survey Route to Lakeview.
KLAMATH FALLS. Or., July 29. A
crew of surveyors under Chief Engi
neer Journey has pitched camp Just
east of this city and has begun work
on a railroad survey to Lakeview. The
engineers say the purpose of the sur
vey is to determine a route from this
city into Lake County. The men are
in the employ oi the Southern Paclflo
City Swelters, But Heat
Excessive Humidity of Atmosphere
Makes DO Degrees Extremely Op
pressive Weather Observer Ex
plains Absence of Sunstroke.
PORTLAND sweltered yesterday. Port
land t.Viniivht It was the hottest day
of the year, and expressed Itself in terms
more or less iorcioie xo um uw.u
was warm, beyond question, but the
thermometer at the Weather Bureau only
reached 80, while one day earlier Uiis
month it climbed to SL It did not settle
down to the work of being hot till after
noon. The morning was like any other
morning in July, but toward the middle
of the afternoon coats began to come off,
handkerchiefs were brought out to wipe
perspiring brows, and anxious eyes were
turned to the thermometer. Fat men
walked along the street with coats and
hats off. thin men wore their coats, but
carried their hats, and ordinary men
Just sweltered. With all the heat and.
discomfort no prostrations were reported.
There is no such thing as sunstroke in
this favored part of the United States.
The explanation for the apparent ex
treme, heat, according to Forecaster
Beals.'was the excessive humidity. The
humidity was 40 per cent yesterday,
which Is unusually high for this part
of the country. The more humidity there
Is in the air, the less perspiration Is ab
sorbed, and consequently there is a
greater degree of discomfort. Asked as
to why hot weather in this part of the
country does not seem to prostrate as in
the East, Forecaster Beals said:
"It Is because of the cool nights here.
In the East a hot day is followed by
hot night, and the next day is hot, fol
lowed in its turn by another hot night,
and there is no let-up. Out here the
nlgnts are always cool, and no matter
how hot the day may have been, there Is
a chance for a good night's sleep to re
cuperate." Following is the story of the tempera
ture yesterday, according to the Weather
6 A. M.
6:16 A. M
6 A. M
T A. M. ....
8 A. M
9 A. M
10 A. M
11 A M.
..eoiu a M-
1 P. M.
a p. m.
8 P. M.
4 P. M.
5 P. M.
1 A. IXL. I
temperatures at other points as follows:
Bakox City u.4ujl4a&a4.juula.. &3
Bismarck M 88
Helena t 76
North Bead 66
Poc&tello . 88
Red Bluff 92
Salt Lake 92
San Francisco 64
Seattle . 84
Tatooah Island M 6S
Walla Walla. 82
NO GREAT HEAT FOR TEXAS
Story of Torrid Wave and Sillies uf
Cattle a Fake.
WACO, Tex., July 29. (Special.V-The
dispatch sent from McGregor to Houston
and repeated from Houston to the after
noon papers throughout the United States
by the Press Association describing a heat
wave in a restricted area in ; the Mc
Gregor precinct was a canard, pure end
simple. The hlgbest temperature of the
year at most Central Texas points was
reached yesterday, 101 in the shade being
the maximum record reported.
At McGregor, a town 12 miles west of
Waco, located on a breezy plateau, the
highest was 98 In the shade. No prostra
tions of human beings occurred.
Mild Weather In the East.
CHICAGO, July 29. (Special.) Chicago
and New Tork City enjoyed Identically
the same delightful weather today. The
minimum was 68 degrees and the maxi
mum was 70 In each city. In Chicago a
refreshing breeze prevailed all of the day.
Breaks Blethen's Auto Record.
HOQUIAM. Wash., July 29. (Spe
cial.) H. B. Hewitt, in a 20 horsepower
Franklin, broke the auto record be
tween Seattle and Hoqulam today,
making the trip In six hours and 14
minutes. The former record was held
by C. B. Blethen, of Seattle, who made
the trip last week in six hours and 48
Lebanon Logging Camp Closes.
LEBANON. Or.. July 29 (Special.)
Tne logging camp of W. H. Hobson In
operation on Hamilton Creek for 18
months, closed today. The company has
$20,000 tied up in logs in the Santlan which
cannot be safely floated until next Spring.
289 Washington is the center of in
terest for men today.
FIRE IN FRAME BUILDING
BLAZE AT SIXTH AND STARK
DOES $4 750 DAMAGE.
Originates in Restaurant and
Spreads to Roomlng-House.
Smoke and Water Do Damage,
Fire, breaking out in the kitchen of
the Eastern Restaurant, at 90 Sixth
street shortly before 12 o'clock last night,
threatened the destruction of a quarter
block of frame buildings at the north
east corner of Sixth and Stark streets.
From the restaurant the fire spread to
the roof of the building, which was soon
in flames, and two alarms were sent In;
on. a telephone message by Louis
Plymale, and the other from box IBS.
which was turned In by Patrolman
Edgerton from Fifth and Washington
The building attacked by the flames
Is a flimsy two-story structure, the sec
ond story of which Is occupied as a
rooming house by C. N. Churchill.
Churchill saved most of the furniture
contained in his rooms and aroused ten
of his lodgers who had retired, getting
them to a place of safety. In the work
of arousing the sleeping lodgers Church
Ill was assisted by Patrolmen Edgerton,
Johnson and Phillips and Deputy Sheriff
When the fire department reached the
scene the roof was blazing fiercely and
it looked like a bad fire to fight, but Chief
Campbell and his fire-fighters soon had
streams playing on the blaze and It was
under control in short order.
From the burning building the flames
spread to the Manhattan Court rooming
house, in the three-story Coleman build
ing, at SWA Stark street, but did only
slight damage, principally from smoke
The places of business damaged by the
fire are as follows: Man Sing, dealer In
ladles' furnishings and Oriental goods,
88 Sixth street, damaged about 1600 by
smoke and water. Canton Bazaar, 90
Sixth street. Wing Wah Lung C6- pro
prietors, damaged by smoke and water
about tl750. Portland Cutlery Company,
P. Stelnmetz, proprietor, 92 Sixth street,
damaged by fire, smoke and water 11000.
Jewelry store of B. Wolfel at 92H Sixth
street, damaged by smoke and water
The White Corner saloon, owned by the
Gambiinus Brewing Company, on the
corner, the gas and electric fixture es
tablishment of M. J. Walsh & Company,
on Stark street, and the cigar store of
J. W. Curtis were little damaged. The
damage to the building will probably
amount to $1000.
All of the places, with the possible
exception of the restaurant, are Insured.