Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, May 12, 1909, Page 11, Image 11

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State Convention at McMinn
ville Draws Many Delegates.
A. T. Buxton Not Able to Attend.
Chaplain Eaton A I so an Absentee.
Secretary's and Treasurer's Re
ports Show Growth of Order.
MMIXNVILJ,E, Or.. May 11 (Special.)
With two of the principal officers
abwent on account of illness, the Ore
Ron State Orange met In its 36th annual
session today with nearly alt delegates
and several hundred visitors present.
State Master Austin T. Buxton is un
able to be present on account of a re
cent serious attack of pneumonia, from
which he is rapidly recovering. His
chair Is beiner filled ty Past Master B.
O. Leedy. State Chaplain Oscar Eaton,
who is very old and feeble, if? also un
able to be present. His place was filled
by the appointment of M. M. Birtner.
The committee on credentials reported
the following delegates present from the
counties named:
Thotte Delegates Present.
Benton County H. I.. French. Carrie
French. J. W. Jones, Mrs. M. E. whit
aker. Clackamas County O. L. Clyde and wife,
J. A. Oavis and wife. J. IX Chltwood and
. wife. T. H. Davis and wife, George Ste
phens and wife.
Clatsop County W. D. Hussey, Mrs. W.
V. Hussey.
Columbia County J. E. Monroe, Mrs.
M. J. Monroe, J. W. Armstrong", Jane
Armstrong. Charles Smith, Emma M. Smith.
Coos County Minnie McClosky. J. C.
Gilliam County W. J. Edwards, George
B. Dukek.
Hood River County M. Dragseth, Mrs. A.
Jackson County R. E. Robinson, Blanch
Josephine County M. B. Alberson and
l-an Coxinty J. TV. Bretsch. Mrs. J. W.
Bretsch. W. L. Wheeler, Mrs. W. I.
Linn County W. W. Poland. M. IS.
Poland. S. S. Bodlne. Ellen E. Bodlne, E.
J. Denny, S. Llndley. Mrs. E. J. Lindley.
Malheur County Bert Robertson, John R.
Marlon County Lester Mathieu, Bertha
Mathleu. E. E. Shields. Cora S. Shields,
E. W. Manning. Addte Manning. .
Multnomah County Mrs. J. I... Kronln
berg. H. W. Suashall, J. W. Black. Ellen
E. Black. H. E. Davis. Mrs. F. M. Davis.
Polk County E. W. Staats, Mrs. E. W.
Tillamook County D. R, Tinnersett. Mrs.
Bertie Tinnersett.
Umatilla County Jessie R. Kirk, D. J.
lTnlon County J. K. Lantz, Mrs. J. K.
Washington County A. B. Flndlay, Jane
Find lay, H. O. Hayes, Jennie V. Hayes, J.
U. Henry.
Wasco County A. A. Young. Flora
Toung. M. M. Birtner. Maggie Birtner.
Wheeler Counter John Stewart, Mrs. John
Yamhill County Warren Merchant, Mrs.
S. Merchant.
Membership Shows Increase.
Reports of officers were read during
the afternoon session, that of the State
Master being of the most Importance, as
It showed the general condition of the
order In Oregon to be of a high stand
ard. The secretary's report showed 127
arranges throughout the state, scattered
over 23 counties. The membership was
reported at 8085, being a gain of 12
granges and an Increase of BOO in mem
bership during the past year.
The 12 new granges are scattered over
seven counties, including the invasion of
Crook and Josephine.
Treasurer Makes Report.
H. Hirschberg, treasurer of the State
Grange, made the following financial re
port, covering the past year :
Cash on hand May . 1908 f S. 367. 33
Received trom secretary ......... . 5,113.20
Paid on vouchers ) 5,492.85
Balance on hand 4,986.68
Reception Tendered Delegates.
A reception was given the delegates
and visitors In the evening at the Im
perial Theater. Mayor Charles W. Will
iams made the address of welcome,
which was responded to by Eugene Pal
mer. Addresses were made by President
U. W. Riley, of the McMlnnville Col
lege, and J. J. Johnson, lecturer of the
State Grange. Excellent vocal and in
strumental music was interspersed be
tween the speeches.
Found Guilty in Crook County of
Attempted Murder.
FRINEV1I.LE, Or., May 11. -(Special.)
Four convictions were the result of to
day's Circuit Court session. Charles H.
Erlckson and his wife were convicted
on a charge of assault with Intent to
kill Leonard Walters. rick DeHaven, of
Aladras. was convicted of a statutory
crime, and late this evening, the Jury
brought In a verdict of guilty against
A. I. Ksterbenet, of Bend, charged with
violating the local option law. The
Krickson case will be appealed. All four
will be sentenced tomorrow.
Fifteen Indictments have been returned
by the grand jury, most of these being
local option and gambling cases. Of the
cases already disposed of, J. C. Moran,
Leslie Allen and Ed Garrotte, who pleaded
guilty to the charge of larceny from a
dwelling, were sentenced to two years
each In the penitentiary by Judge Brad
shaw. lr. S. Cowles was convicted on a statu
tory charge, after a hard legal battle,
and this morning was given the full ex
tent of the law two years in the peni
tentiary. PIONEER OF 1852 .PASSES
luls Miller, of Albany, Succumbs at
Age of 78 Years. ,
ALBANY. Or., May 11. (Special.)
Louis Miller, one of Albany's pioneer
residents, died last nisht at the age of
7S years. He came to Oregon in 1S52,
and after living at The Dalles and Port
land came to Albany 45 years ago. He
was a member of the Oddfellows and
Workmen. He leaves a wife and three
daughters: Mrs. A. T. Wolverton, of Spo
kane; Mr. Minnie Pofflemier. of Port
land, and Mrs. Dr. H. A. Leinenger,. of
Lodge Members and Pioneers Pay
, Loving Tribute ro Dead.
SALEM. Or., May 11. ( Special.) One
of the largest funeral corteges ever as
sembled In the vicinity of Salem Tollowed
the remains of the late L. B. Geer to the
Warren Cemetery in' the Waldo Hills.
Sunday. Regardless of threatening
weather, a line of carriages extending a
mile in length and carrying hundreds of
Odd Fellows and pioneers were In the
Mr. Geer was one of the most widely
known pioneers of the Northwest. He
came across the plains In 1847. His
father. R. C. Geer. served as Captain in
the early Indian wars of Oregon, was
Identified with some of the earliest under
takings in Oregon's struggle for state
hood, and as an importer and breeder
of fine stock and as a student agricultur
ist and horticulturist, probably did as
much, if not more, than any other indi
vidual toward laying the foundation upon
which the present State Fair has become
such a popular Institution.
L. B. Geer carried out the work started
Jy the older pioneer when he perfected
the finest strain of merino sheep ever
produced, by importations and 20 years
of systematic breeding. Later Mr. Geer
picked and bred herds of the finest Short
horn and Hereford cattle, some of which
were shipped to the Hawaiian Islands
for use by the Federal Government, and
these fine specimens the Government of
ficials reported the best ever seen in the
islands. Of late years the firm of Geer
& Sons has been conspicuous on the
premium lists at all the Important fairs
in the state, and the late Mr. Geer took
great pride in the hundred and more
cups and trophies carried oft from worthy
Mr. Geer was a patron of the Oregon
Historical Society. Through his official
position as State Land Agent, he was In
volved In the recent, land-fraud investi
gations, but was exonerated. Beside a
host of friends and acquaintances, he
leaves a widpw and six sons and daughters.
To Let Contract for Commissary
Buildings in Tacoma.
TACOMA. Wash., May 11. (Special.)
Officers of the Great Northern today
stated that contracts for the new com
missary buildings will be let in a few
days. Until the buildings are completed,
headquarters being recently moved here
from Seattle, temporary quarters will be
occupied. It Is hoped to have the build
ings completed by June 15. The new
structure will consist of a warehouse of
large dimensions and offices for the as
sistant superintendent of the department
and a number of clerks.
All diners going East will be supplied
from Taooma. It Is estimated that the
company spends $10,000 monthly for pro
visions and supplies used on the dining
cars on the transcontinental and Coast
lines. The removal of the offices from
Seattle will take place in 10 days.
Portland Club Gives Minstrel Enter
tainment at Oregon City.
OREGON CITY, Or.. May 11. (Spe
cial.) The first of a series of entertain
ments to be given to raise funds for the
preservation and restoration of the his
toric home of Dr. John McLoughlln. was
held here tonight at the Shlvely Theater.
The affair was a minstrel show, given by
members of the McLoughlln Club, of
Portland, and was well attended. The
Oregon City Concert Band assisted In the
The pupils of the city schools will hold
exercises next Friday in' commemoration
of the life of Dr. McLoughlin and will
make contributions to the fund. Other
social functions for the movement are
being planned.
CASEY'S speedy bunch of Northwest
ern Leaguers were unfortunate In
opening on a bad day. However they
won the game, and that is a big boost
for them.
When inside baseball is considered,
Casey's team plays rings around Ta
coma, but Hall's team has so many
good hitters it is always a dangerous
George Schreeder, the genial owner
of the Tacoma club, who has spent
several days In Portland, left for home
last night. He thinks he is the Jonah
as far as the weather is concerned.
A gentleman named Cohn and another
named Brown can be expected to take
to the tali and uncut In the very near
future. Thttt is, the vamoose stunt
will take place suddenly If Dug's work
is continued.
Should Spokane lost . a couple more
games to Seattle, President Lucas will
have to call out the militia to protect
his umpires at Spokane. They never
lose a game on the square there.
Big Eddie Kinsella was the "clear
Havana" yesterday, for the lanky Indi
vidual had a srreat deal more than a
glove in the game, as the strikeout
list will show.
Phil Cooney was too anxious to make
basehits on the home grounds yester
day, and his anxiety caused him to
swing too quick, which resulted In five
pop flies a3 his portion of the batting
proclivities displayed by Casey's bunch.
Swanton was the victim of a high
way robbery stunt on the part of
Mackin in the seventh inning. The
Tiger second-sacker hooked one over
second and. while off balance, threw to
first ahead of Swanton. Moral Run
everything out.
Casey and Cooney pulled off some
nifty fielding stunts around that second
bag yesterday, and the manner in
which the duo Is performing would
have made Walter McCredle sigh sev
eral more sighs of regret.
The San Francisco club yesterday
again niado enough runs In one Inning
to win the game, for the Seals scored
no more after grabbing five in the
third inning. However, one cannot ex
pect much else from Cal Ewlng's joke
club, the Seal appendix, Oakland.
J. Cal Ewing would do well to give
his umpires a few weeks vacation,
send them to Portland, and have them
watch the manner In which President
Lucas" umpires handle the players and
the game. Some two-hour games might
be eliminated in the Coast League.
Johnny Bender, who was known to
Portland fans in 1907 as Jack Burdette,
s one of Tacoma's backstops. Johnny
caught yesterday and did excellent
work. He showed he has not forgotten
how to hit the ball, althougJt on one
occasion he fanned when a hit would
have meant a flock of runs.
Canby Company Incorporates.
OREGON CITY. Or.. May 11. (Spe
cial.) Articles of incorporation of the
Canby Construction Company were filed
today in the County Clerk's office, with
W. H. Balr. F. E. Dodge. W. H. Lucke.
James Adklns, H. C. Gillmore and M. J.
Lee as Incorporators. The capital stock
Is 900. divided Into 900 shares at Jl each.
The object of the concern Is to transact
a general real estate business, with
Canby as the principal place of business.
Fast Horses to Be Tried Out
on May 21.
Grand Stand to Hold 1500 Is Being
Erected- Baseball Game and
Racing Programme Are
OREGON CITY, Or., May 11. (Spe
cial.) Work on the grandstand 'at the
County Fair grounds have been begun by
Frank 'Dodge and a force of men. The
work will be completed by May 21, when
the big races will come off. The pavilion
will accommodate about 1500 people.
Arrangements are being completed for
the races on May 21, and the proprietors
of the three hotels are preparing to ac
commodate the big crowd that will be In
attendance. The morning programme will
consist of a baseball game, the Canby
band to furnish the music during the
game, and also to furnish the music' dur
ing the races. L. B. Lindsey. of Port
land, who has been training horses at the
racetrack during the Winter, says that
some of the finest races of the season
are booked for the 21st.
Among the horses in training under
Mr. Lindsey, and who will be seen on the
racetrack May 21, are Donax (pacer) and
Brule Sioux (trotter) belonging to M. E.
Lee; Lord Lovelace (pacer) belonging to
E. B. Tongue, of Hlllsboro: John Pender,
(trotter) belonging to Arthur Knight: King
Lovelace (pacer) J. W. Thomas, of Stay
ton, owner; Alta (pacer) William Frazier,
of Portland, owner; A. Bender (pacer).
Donax and Lord Lovelace are two of
the fastest record horses in the state.
Donax' record is 2:09, and Lord Love
lace's record is 2:10 flat. John Pender
won several races at the Clackamas
County Fair last year. Other fast horses
will be entered.
Columbia and Lincoln High Will
Meet on Diamond.
The second baseball game of the sea
son between Lincoln High School and
Columbia University is scheduled for
Multnomah Field this afternoon, and
if the weather is fair, one of the largest
crowds that ever attended an interschol
astlc league game here will probably
be present.
The teams are evenly matched and
play their hardest when pitted against
each other. On the occasion of the
previous meeting Columbia won in the
tenth inning, and the Lincoln lads are
determined to have revenge. The teams
will lineup as follows:
Columbia University Lincoln Hlg-h.
gPnl? C Patterson
Finnlran p Thompson
Dooley IB Turk
5avls - 2B Morgan
Haywood 3B Vosper
Campbell S.S Deady
Perkins R. p McAlpIn
McDonald C.F Reed
O'Brien L.F Brace
Washington Athletes Too Fast for
Beaver Team, Even in Rain. .
PULLMAN, Wash., May 11. (Spe
cial.) ,By a score of 82 2-3 to 39 1-3,
W. S. C. defeated the O. A. C. track
team this afternoon. The State College
had an easy time In both the dashes
and the distance runs.
Nelson easily won the 100 and 220,
the former in 9 4-5 seconds, and in the
quarter mile run, for which he holds
the Northwest record, he loafed in or
der to let Bartlett, a freshman, win
his W."'
O. A. C. was strong in the weights.
Wolff won the shot-put with a throw
of 43 feet 3 Inches and the discus
with 114 feet 8 Inches. Cooll easily
won the mile in 4:36 1-5, while John
son, also of Pullman, won the half, 2:02.
O. A. C. took first in the high Jump,
shot-put, 120 hurdles and discus. The
meet was held in a drizzling rain,
which prevented anything sensational.
Nearly Secures Knock-out in 15
Round Mill at Baltimore.
BALTIMORE, Md.. May 11. In tho last
seconds of the final round, of a 15-round
fight before the Eureka Athletic Club to
night. Young Corbett, of Denver, knocked
down Harry Scorggs, of this city, but the
latter was saved by the bell and Corbett
was forced to content himself with the
Scorggs made a good showing at long
range fighting during several rounds but
fared- badly at close quarters and ap
peared to iaake little effort to keep Cor
bett away. The latter showed scarcely
a mark., at the finish while the right side
of Scorggs face was in bad shape.
In the third round Scorggs had the
better of the argument, and Corbett's
handlers were only restrained by the
police from Jumping into the ring.
Beavers Could Not Reach Los An
geles in Time for Tuesday Game.
LOS ANGELES, May 11. No game of
baseball was played in this city today
because of the inability 6f the Portland
team to make the long Jump from Port
land tn thin ilV tn lima Urt.l 1
Vernon will clash tomorrow.
Sunday Ball in St. Paul Barred by
Two-Year-Old Decision.
ST. PAT't Vnv 1 1 tioa r(il
Sunday baseball in St. Paul for a while,
at least, as Judge William Kelley. In the
District Court today decided that a re
straining Order R lrf inQt tho erama I .
at the instance of a church on May 25,
ivvi, snouid stand.
O'Brien Says He Can Dodge.
NEW YORK,, May 11. There will be 40
pounds difference in weight between Phil
adelphia Jack O'Brien and Jack Johnson,
the champion heavyweight, when they
enter the ring for a six-round bout in
Philadelphia, one week from Wednesday
night. O'Brien said today that he will
weight about 170 pounds, and Johnson
will weigh 210. O'Brien says he expects
to outpoint the negro, and not get near
enough to him to be hurt during the six
rounds. Johnson will sail for England
the week after the O'Brien fight.
Effective May 23d. THE ORIENTAL LIMITED will run through solid from
iacoma and beattle to Chicago without change of cars. Elegant equipment,
day coaches, standard and tourist sleepers and compartment observation cars,
electric lighted throughout. Connecting trains will leave Portland at 10 A. M
via Seattle, and 5:40 P. M. via NORTH BAA'K ROAD.
Daily to St. Paul and Minneapolis, making all important connections ' for
East and South.
Will also be Inaugurated via Great Falls and Billings line daily.
Another new train will leave Portland at 10 A. M. daily, arriving Vancouver.
B. C, 10 P. M. NO change of cars. Similar service returning.
Full information, tickets and sleeping-car reservations from
City Passenger and Ticket Agent
Telephones Main 680, A 2286. 12a THIRD ST, PORTLAND, OR.
classed carlo (owtchar). Will you kindly
inform us what the word owtchar means?
Owtchar is the Russian name for
sheep dog. The animal is slightly larger
than., the ordinary shepard dog arid haa
shaggy hair. There are few of this
species on the Pacific Coast, but they are
better known in the Eastern states.' The
dog doee not resemble any other par
ticular known breed, but Is a' distinct
type. ;
Amateur Team Wants Games.
The Eilers ball team has some open
dates left, and anv oui-of-town team
wishing a game, may write to Manager
E. H. Kraetch, 650 Third street.
Shelter Shed for Flag Station.
SALEM; Or., May 11. (Special.)
The State Railroad Commission has ls
sued an order directing the- Southern
Pacific Company to erect and main
tain a shelter shed not less than 10
feet square at Curtain, Or. The Com
mission finds that it Is not reasonable
to require the railroad to stop its lo
cal passenger train at Curtain, and that
portion of the complaint is dismissed.
Owtchar Russian Sheep Dog.
PORTLAND. Or., May 9. (To the
Editor.) In the Dog Show of last week
Mrs. Collison had on exhibition a dog
Marriage Licenses.
Ladlges, 50. city: Anna Maria Flora Dettloir.
41, city.
KESLIXG-SMITH John B. Keating, 84.
city; Kdith Mary Smith. S8. city.
city; L.ulu Blanche Rlnehart, 21, city.
Thompson. 28. St. John; Veda Constance Hol
land. 28. city.
city; Jennie K. Galbraith, 30, city.
over 21. cltv; Victoria Zaworski, 22. city.
WISE-VAN George Washington Wise, 68,
city: Vergie Van, 30. city.
WOOD-PIENDL Charles W. Wood, 21,
city: Julia Plendl, over 18. city.
YOCHIM-RAHN Leonard Yochim. 84, city;
Marie Rahn( 23, city.
Wedding ana visiting cards. W. Q. Smith
Co., Washington bldg.. 4th and Wash.
Great Building Activity
Many residences, - stores and factories are now being erected on
our property, and many residences are being planned. A large gen
eral store and butcher shop has been completed on the famous aix
cornered sqiiare at East St. Johns station and will be stocked in a
few days. Among the buildings now being erected or about to be
started are:
An $18,000 School
To Be Completed for the Fall Term;
Builders' Supply Factory, Large Paint Factory,
Several Stores and About a Dozen Residences
Now is the time to secure business or factory property or home
sites. While improvements are going in we are allowing a SPECIAL
Visit East St. Johns without delay. Take St. Johns car and get
off at East St. Johns station, where our branch office js located or
come to our city office and an agent will take you down and show
you over the ground.
LOTS $275 UP-10 Per Cent Down, 3 Per Cent Monthly
Between 3d and 4th
PHONES A - M - 2S28
HOME of 5, 10 or 20 acres, where all kinds of fruit can
be grown to perfection, such as apples, pears, plums,
peaches and all small fruits and berries.
120Q acres of the Home Ranch of Ex-Gov. Gooding,
adjoining the Townsite of Gooding, on the Main Line of
the Oregon Short Line and the junction of the Idaho
Southern, which serves the great Twin Falls North Side
Tract, will be offered for gale to Home-Makers only.
17. 1909
This land will be sold on easy terms to the man who
will improve it and build a home. Not a single tract of
this land will be sold to the speculator, but only to the
man who is willing to enter into a contract to cultivate it
and build a home thereon within a year, and not more
than 20 acres will be sold, to any one person.
These tracts will be tvold at prices ranging from $360
per acre for those adjoining the townsite to $200 per acre
for those more remote. None of this land is more than
one-half mile from the Idaho Southern Railroad, now
being operated, and . which will soon be turned into an
electric line.
A large portion of this ranch has been in alfalfa for
the past 10, 15 and 20 years and is now in cultivation to
sugar beets, alfalfa and grain.
Easy terms will be given, one-fifth cash at time of
purchase and balance in ten annual payments, with inter
est at rate of 6 per cent.
A deposit of $100 must be made with the Gooding
Townsite Company before noon of the 17th of May by
those desiring to participate in this drawing. If no selec
tion is made money will be refunded.
will be the Western terminus of one of the
greatest transcontinental railway systems on
the continent. It offers the same opportuni
ties to investors now as did San Francisco,
Portland, Seattle, Tacoma and Vancouver a
few years ago. ,
The townsite is owned by the Grand
Trunk Pacific and the government of British
Columbia. Between 2000 and 2400 lots will
be offered for sale by auction in Vancouver,
B. C, May 25 to 29. The terms are one-quarter
cash, balance one, two and three years with
interest at 6 per cent.
All titles are absolutely indefeasible,
which means that the government of British
Columbia guarantees all titles. Purchasers
may enter into possession immediately after
making the first payment.
Maps of the townsite are now. ready for
distribution. Write:
.C. D. RAND,
Agent for Government and Railway,
A New Route
Kansas Gity, St. Louis
and the East
0.R.&N. Union Pacific Wabash
Beginning May 9th, leaving Port
land on "The Overland Limited"
via Cheyenne and
"The St. Louis-Colorado Limited
A new electric-lighted observa
tion train. Dining cars meals a la
carte. Service "Best in the World"
Electric Block Signals. Perfect Track
For Further Information Address
C. W. Stinger
City Ticket Agent
O. R. & N. CO.
Third and Washington Sts.
Portland, Or.