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THE MORNING OREGONIAN. THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 1907.
SWARMS ON TRACK
Betting Mob Enraged When
Favorites Get Left.
TRIES TO ATTACK JUDGES
Knives and Revolvers Brandished at
Seattle Races, but Another Race
Starts and Only Bad
SEATTLE, Wash., July 31. (Spe
cial.) Starter Arthur McKnight left
two heavily played favorites at the
post in the fifth race at The Meadows
today and as soon as the betters
realized that their money, had been
burned up they swarmed over the
fence and onto the track, surrounding
the starter and threatening: trouble.
The crowd fought and strggled for a
chance to get at the judtres, who re
fused to call the bets off or to in
terfere with the race. and the aid of
the Pinfltertons had. to be procured to
quell the disturbance.
Frank Clancy, a bookmaker, who
rushed out to the rescue of the officials,
aw a burly better .waving- a knife and
knocked him down, the knife falling:
Into the sand. A couple of revolvers
were waved threateningly at the
judges; but finally the horsemen and
officers at the track succeeded in
beating back the .crowd. McKnlght
had in the meantime walked over to
the five-eighths pole to get ready for
the next race and the crowd forgot
about him in its anger against the
to get rid or the storm. Presiding
TaSe Elbert called th sixth race ten
minuses ahead of time. ' Two horses
were nS In the paddock when the
addling bV;'l rang r:d, aa the jockeys
went to thev post, they showed that
they feared the temper Of the crowd.
This is the third time this week that
favorites have baen- left at the, post.
Stlyer Stocking was -left Monday and
King of the Mist Tuesday. Both .were
hot favorites. Today In a field of Ave,
Dutiful and Sank Ray were left
Summary: " L
Five furlongs Carmelina Non, Import
second, Kinmet Jr. third; time." J :il 3 5.
Five furlongs Money Muss won,' Dr. Raw
ell second. Contestrlx third; time, :7S.
Mile and 50 yards Storma won, Kermlt
erond, Koyal Scot third; time, 1:44.
Mile and sixteenth. Johnny Lyons won.
Hush McOowan second. Treasure Seeker
third; time, 1:4SU.
Mile and sixteenth Fastosa won, Reser
' vation second. Miss Rlllle third; time,
Five and half furlongs Grace G. won,
Bucolic second, Kattie Bumppo third; time,
OXE STAR IS EXTINGUISHED
Easy Victory of Sonoma Girl Disap
points Cleveland Crowd.
CLEVELAND, July 31. The contest be
tween the two stars, Sonoma Girl and
Highball, In the 2:15 trotting event sched
uled for today, promising a shattering of
records, drew to the second day of the
grand circuit meet the largest crowd that
has ever witnessed light harness racing at
the famous Glenvllle oval in many years.
Unfortunately, Highball was lame and
had to be withdrawn. As a result So
noma Girl won with ease, there being no
other starters that could force her to her
usual speed. Her best time was 2:06.
1:11 pace, purse $1500 Alice Pointer won
three straight heats and the race In 2:05.
2:15 trot, purse $5000 Sonoma Girl won
three straight heats and the race in 2:08,
2:05 pace, purse $1000 Ardelle won two
straight heats and the race in 2:07.
2:09 trot, purse $1000 Lillian R. won two
straight heats and the race In 2:015, 2:07.
THE DAY'S HORSE RACES
At Brighton Beach.
NEW YORK, July 31. Brighton Beacti
Mile and a sixteenth Zienap won, Coy
Maid second, Cresslna third; time. 1:46 3-5.
Steeplechase, about two miles Buckman
won. Blue Pigeon second,- Essex third; time,
Mile and a half Racine II won, Flavigny
second. Palette third; time, 2::l2 4-5.
The Sunshine Stakes, five and a half fur
longs He Knows won. Half Sovereign sec
ond. Live Wire third; time, 1:06.
Six furlongs Wardine won, El Cazador
second. Escutcheon third: time. 1:13 3-5.
Five and a half furlongs Beardall won,
Melzar second. Franklin third; time,
1:07 3-5. .
PINES FOR STAGE CAREER
Meta Du H annuel, Daughter ol
Pabst, Signs With Frawley.
SEATTLE, JWash., July 31. (Spe
cial.) Meta Du Hammel, divorced to
day from E. J. Du Hammel, of the
contracting firm of Megrath & Du
Hammel, who are constructing the
Federal building, has signed to play
character parts with T. Daniel Fraw
ley. Mrs. Du Hammel was formerly
Meta Pabst, daughter of the Milwau
kee brewer. She insisted upon going
on the stage and her father cut her off.
She was on the stage when she met
and married Du Hammel. According
to testimony in the divorce suit, Mrs.
Du Hammel was extravagant and Du
Hammel vehement and corrective in
SEATTLE ASSESSMENT RAISED
Corporations, Franchises and Store
Stocks Are Hit.
. SEATTLE. Wash., July 31. (Special.)
County Assessor L. A. Parish today com
pleted a statement showing the new as
sessment as he will submit It to the
Board of Equalization totals $179,761,940, as
compared with $156,664,823 for last year.
Most of the J23.097.il6 increase is due to
arbitrary assessments of public service
corporations, franchises and an expert
appraisement of store stocks and alf big
manufacturing plants. Under the Wash
ington law. real estate is not reassessed
this year and last year's valuations had to
Lytle Surveyors Busy.
ASTORIA. Or.. July 31. (Special.) The
Lytle surveyors who have been running
lines for a proposed line of railroad from
the Nehalem River at Elsie via the Hum
bug and Lewis and Clark rivers, are now
engaged In surveying a line from the Ne
halem River at Jewell to Astoria via ttie
Clatskanie River and Olney. The com
pany is seeking the route with the best
grades before deciding which one shall be
Accidents at Albany.
ALBANY. Or., July 31. (Special.)
Lebanon electee .light, system caused JJsrtbwMt tJcsasrs-Ijnkerlal Hqtei,
by the unusual storm which swept
portions of Linn County last night,
Harry Witman suffered severe injuries
this morning. In assisting in replacing
a pole which had blown down, Witman
climbed another pole, which gave away
and carried him to the ground. He
sustained some fractures and is be
lieved to be dangerously hurt.
In another accident lu Lebanon this
morning Wallace Dibble, an employe of
the Lebanon paper mills, suffered a
broken arm. He .fell from a platform,
which waa jostled by a blow from a
running car, and in the fall his right
arm was fractured.
HALF RATE TO STATE SCHOOLS
Request of Railroad Commission to
OLYMPIA, Wash., July 31. (Speclal.)
The State Railroad Commission today re
quested the O. R. & N Great Northern
and Northern Pacific to establish half
fare rates for the transportation of pupils
to and from the State School for Deaf and
Blind at Vancouver and the State Insti
tution for Feeble. Minded at Medical Lake.
The letter announced that the Commis
sion would be pleased also if the roads
would make similar rates for those at
tending the State University. State Col
lege and State Normal schools.
HEDGES XOT READY TO TALK
Fate of Mihvaukie Club Is Still In
ST. HELENS. Or.. July 31. (Special.)
uistrict Attorney Hedges upon being re
quested to state That action he would
take in regard to vhe closing of the Mil
waukie Club, near Portland, said that he
did not care to express any opinion upon
the subject until he returns home to Ore
gon City and Investigates matters there.
He has been, busy on a murder trial
here the past two days and does not
wish to make any- permanent announce
SHERIFF DESIRES PROOF
XOT ENOUGH EVIDENCE
HAND TO CLOSE CLUB.
Beatie of Clackamas Writes Letter
to Preachers Telling Them to '
Furnish Proof of Club's Guilt.
OREGON CITY, Or., July 31. (Spe-clal.)-iThe
friends and foes of the Mil
waulcte Club are awaiting the return of
District Attorney Gilbert L. Hedges, who
is, now at St. Helens, anticipating a state
ment that will give them a cue to his
future course in relation to the alleged
open gambling at this resort. Mr. Hedges
was -called up over long distance tele
phone last night, but declined to make
any statement . for puo.ication, as he
has not' been In the city since Monday
morning, and- is not familiar with the
events that have transpired since that
Sheriff Robert B. Beatie this afternoon
communicated a reply to the letter that
he received yesterday from representa
tives of the Methodist, Baptist, Congre
gational and Presbyterian Churches, re
questing him to act with District Attor
ney Gilbert L. Hedges and close the Mil
waukle Club forthwith. It is possible
that a conference will follow his invita
tion. The letter follows: '
Your favor in regard to Milwaukie Coun
try Club Is at hand. In reply will say that
I have made a determined effort to get evi
dence to prove a case in the courts against
the place to which you refer, but eo far
have been unable to do so. If you have
evidence in your possession that will war
rant an arrest, please put me in possession of
It at your earliest convenience and 1 will
act forthwith. 1 would be pleased to talk
over the situation at Milwaukie with any
one you may. select and hear any suggestion
they may have relative to this matter.
WIND SHAKES PRUNE TREES
SAVE LINN COUNTY GROWERS
Resembled Cyclone at Albany, but
Did Not Have Whirling Mo
tion Velocity of Storm.
ALBANY. Or., July 31. (Special.)
The strange wind storm which swept
this part of the state last night played
the strange freak of relieving prune
growers of the necessity of shaking
their trees to thin out the yield. Many
bushels of prunes were shaken off the
trues by the wind and the growers are
thus saved conside -ble labor and ex
pense as many were planning to shake
their tr?s this week. Perhaps a few
more prunes were shaken down than
the growers would have desired but
t. loss on this account, as nearly as
can be learned from reports, will be
Very little additional damage to that
already reported was caused by the un
usual wind storm which visited Linn
County. Telephone wires In some parts
of the county were tangled but no poles
were blown down. The wind seemed
to reach its velocity as it swept through
this city. . Limbs on many trees were
snapped and other small damage was
This storm is reported the hardest
wind storm ever experienced in this
vicinity. In form it resembled a
cyclone and was not lacking in velocity
but differed from it in that it spread
out over, a wider territory and lacked
the twisting, whirling motion of a
Army Man Transferred.
ASTORIA, Or.. July 31. (Special.)
Captain Bishop, who has been sta
tioned at Fort Stevens for a number of
years, left this evening for his new
station at Fort Sam Houston, Texas,
where he will be attached to the field
artillery. Colonel L. H. Walker, who
has been in command of the forts at
the mouth of the Columbia during the
pat four years, will leave tomorrow
morning for his new station at Fort
Has Hottest Day in Years.
MONTESANO, Wash., July 31. tSpe
clal.) Yesterday was the hottest day that
has been experienced In this part of the
country for years, according to old resi
dents here. The mercury reached 98 in the
shade and went as high as 107 in the
sun. The heat continued till late at night.
Oregon City Divorce.
OREGON CITY, Or.. July 31. (Spe
cial.) Dorris May Garrette has filed a
suit against Thomas Garrette for a de
cree of divorce. They were married
March 15, 1906. in Waxahachle, Tex., and
the plaintiff alleges desertion on the part
of her husband. May 15, 1906, two months
after their marriage, and failure to support.
Wants to Remain Congress
man From First District.
HAS NO OTHER AMBITION
Quotes Experience of Would-Be
Minister to Dahomey Regarding
Eastern Oregon Federal Judge
ship Office Does Not Exist.
"'Frankly, I am a candidate for re-election
to Congress," said Congressman W.
R. Ellis, at the Union Station yesterday
afternoon. "Of course." he continued,
"no one can tell what may arise In any
line of life, but so far as I know at
present or expect to know, I hope that
the people will see fit to keep me In
the seat I now hold."
"It has been said that you might be
made Federal Judge for Eastern Ore
gon," he was asked.
"You've seen Hoyt's, 'Texas Steer,'
haven't you? Remember in that play
where the colored politician was working
to be 'Minister to Dahomey?" But when It
comes to a show-down there ain't no
minister to Dahomey. Now that Is the case
with this Federal Judgship for Eastern
Oregon. . I suppose that report got out
because 1 have been on the bench and
am very much In favor of having such a
district created. I want, of course, to
see a good man fill the position if such
a position is made; but beyond this I
have no Interest in the matter. What
I want Is to go back to Congress; or
rather, to stay there."
"Hoyt In the 'Texas Steer' says it is
'the great club in America,' Judge."
"Well, there Is something in that, too,"
laughed the big, genial Congressman.
"But notice how queerly It figured out:
I was elected last June, but take my seat
the first Monday In the coming December.
The next primary Is the following April.
Now, If I am defeated, I shall hold my
seat eleven months after my successor
has been elected to succeed me; or on
the other hand, if I am elected, it will
be eleven ' months beiore my term ends."
"Who is going to be the next Presi
The Congressman ran his fingers
through his , long beard thoughtfully.
"Well erer Mrs. Ellis and I are on
our way to Newport to be gone ten days.
We stop over in Albany tonight. ' And
there is our train Good-bye."
JULY SHOWS BIG INCREASE
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS $614,
8 73 LARGER THAN IN 1906.
Several Important Deals Closed Dur.
ing Month Just Ended Build
ing Is Brisk.
' Both real estate' transfers and build
ing permits continue to show an increase
over those of last year, and although
the Summer sales are naturally some
what lower than those of the Fall and
Winter, every month of the present year
has surpassed the corresponding month
of 1906. July proved no exception. .
During July the total real estate trans
actions amounted to 11.711.461. For. the
corresponding month last year the total
was Jl.096.588. or a difference of $614,873
In favor of the last month. These figures
prove the truth of the assertion that has
been made by the dealers that the activ
ity has been greater this Summer than
ever before at this season of the year.
Some large sales were negotiated dur
ing July but the greater part of the busi
ness was transactions In residence prop
erty. The influx of new residents has
been heavy and hundreds of them have
been buying their own homes. As is in
evitably the case at this season of the
year, inside dealing has been less marked,
but indications point to a very good Fall
Deeds to a portion of the two blocks,
purchased by the Marshall-Wells Hard
ware Company for a warehouse site,
were put on record yesterday, when the
total transfers reached more than $130,
000. One of these properties was lots
5. S, 7, and 8, block 141 Couch Addition,
which was owned by John Kiernan, and
purchased by the Fidelity Investment
Company, and the other was lots 2 and
3, block 138 Couch Addition, which was
owned by Jenette Goodman and pur
chased for $20,000. These properties were
transferred to the Fidelity Investment
Buy a Piano
If the Price
Fall shipments are beginning
to arrive. We have among our
large stock now on hand, a num
ber of instruments, " some of
'styles that have been or are to be
discontinued; others only on or
two of the same case design;
some that have been taken in ex
change, slightly used ; several
grands, three Pianolas, which
have been accepted as part pay
ment toward new Weber, Steck,
Wheelock and Stuyvesant Pian
ola Pianos, Chickerings, Kim
balls and other popular makes in
our Line of Highest Quality;
these instruments we wish to dis
pose of at once, so as not to con
flict with regular Fall lines and
styles. It will be worth your
while to look them over. We 've "
made the prices right, the terms
liberal, and a small payment
down will place any one of them
in your home immediately.
This is your chance to secure a
splendid instrument at a very de
cided saving. ,
The House of Highest Quality;
Biggest, Busiest, Best.
S53 Washington st., Cor. Park.
Company which is the holding company
Although the increase in building per
mits for the month of July was not so
large as that of the transfers, a very sat
isfactory gain is b..own, considering the
unusually large totals of the preced
ing months. Last month 374 permits
were issued with an aggregate value of
$760,671. In July. 1906, there were 270 per
mits, totaling $740,6. .
Nearly all of these permits were for
the erection of dwellings, out the con
struction of business buildings at present
is extensive, the permits having been
taken out earlier in the Fall. Many more
large buildings are now being planned,
however, and several of these will be
commenced during the next few months.
Among the most Important of these are
the proposed buildings for the Pittock
and Pennoyer blocks, the Y. M. C. A. and
Y. W. C. A. structures and the two
ten-story additions to the Oregon Hotel.
Armory to Be Remodeled.
Plans are now being prepared by
Richard Martin, Jr.. for extensive al
teration: In the Armory. An appro
priation of $15,000 has been made for
the remodeling of t.-o building, and
work will commence as soon as the
plan.s are completed and contracts can
be let. Bids will advertised for 60
Most of the changes will be made
on the second floor. The large drill
room will be remodeled and will be
made an attractive place for dances
and public gatherings. The room has
been rather dismal and bare, but the
walls will now be plastered and other
changes made to render it pleasant.
A largo gymnasium, a reading-room
and a billiard-room will also be pro
vided on the second floor. These will
occupy the space now taken up by the
store-room, and a new store-room will
be fitted up in the c.Ac. Shswer baths
will also be installed.
Queer One at Eugene.
EUGENE, Or., July 31. (Special.) The
local officers this evening took charge of
a young woman who appeared on the
streets here talking incohorently and act
ing strangely. She gave her name as
Emma Toole and seems to live at St.
whether coffee causes weak unsteady nerves, stomach and"
heart troubles or any other ailment which may be caused
by a disordered or drugged nervous system.
. Doctors agree that caffeine the drug in coffee when
used habitually, as in the regular daily consumption of
coffee as a beverage, works disaster to the digestive and
nervous system of many persons. "
If vou are ailing, try leaving off the coffee and use
and find out for yourself, where the trouble was, and
where the relief is.
But insist upon having the Postum boiled fully 15
minutes after coming to a boil; then ,with cream, it's a de
lightful, refreshing: drink with all the food elements frnm
good, pure cereals which build up brain and nerve-tissue.
"There' a Reason" for
To the People
I am offering you an investment
that is different from any placed before
you in the past.
Tell me where you can have money
safely invested that brings you 10 per
cent dividends and the interest and
Apart from the 10 per cent interest
I give you a 10 per cent discount off
goods purchased in the store, and there
is nothing there-but what every fam
This is not a rich man's opportu
nity; it is the best of co-operation I
seek the common folks, and I'm one
of them. The
Company's offering to you is as safe
an investment as I have ever taken
hold of, and I have taken hold of many.
Mr. Acheson can easily afford to pay
a 10 per cent discount to stockholders
off goods bought. This stock if placed
under other names would call for
premium, but he wishes to do business
with all the people.
What would you do if your business
demanded more money to carry on a
greater volume of business? You would
get it so are we and we are getting
it. Don't wait, call at The Acheson
Company's store, talk with Mr. Acheson
who has made his business grow be
yond his , fondest hopes know that
every dollar goes to enlarge his present
business. . Realize your guaranteed in
crements, if you do, you will purchase.
He is a man who has been tried and
not found wanting there seems to be
no limit to the end of his success.
Buy stock now in The J. M. Acheson
Company's business get your 10 per
cent interest, and 10 per cent discount
on your purchases, and you will have an
investment that has not been equalled
in my judgment in the city of Portland.
I can't state in this space all I want
to say, but see Mr. Acheson, or if you
wish to talk with me, call at my office,
7 Chamber of Commerce Building.