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BUILDS SOLID TOWN
Hermiston, Circled by Thou
sands of Quenched Acres,
Makes Steady Growth.
LAND IS PLENTY AND RICH
Government's Work. Economically
and Well Done, Furthered by Ex
perimental Farm; Banks Are
Strong, Schools Progressive.
BT ADDISON- BENNETT.
Hermiston. is situated on the mat
Hn of the O.-W. R. & N. Compan
.hnni 14ft mile east of Tortland. as
Burning that the railway runs east and
west. The town is. however, about
18 miles east and 25 miles north of
Portland. The railway takes a sharp
turn to the south as it leaves th
roiumhiii River at Umatilla and Her
rni.tr, r is seven miles to the south of
rmatilla. It Is in the extreme norm
western nortion of Umatilla County.
Hermiston. is almost everybod
knows, was brought into beinsr through
n irrigation enterprise, which was
later taken over and perfected by th
Government, and is known as the Uma
ilia irriiratlnn nrotect. There is an
area of irrigated land under this proj
ect of about 22.000 acres, about 18.000
of which is now under water, and 4000
acres will be added in the near future.
This does not include what is known
as the West. Umatilla project, wnien J3
iiit now so much talKed or. unai proj
ect will embrace from 30,000 to 100,000
cro and mostly lies Just to the wes
of Hermiston. across the Umatilla
River, in Umatilla and Morrow coun
ties. Its northern border being the
I have known of the Hermiston Irri
gat ion enterprises since the first shed
was erected on the present townsite
In 1903. and hence I have been cogni
sant of the growth of the town and
the surrounding country, have seen the
town grow from that shed to a shed
and water tank, have noted the erec
tion of building after building until
now there is a beautiful little town of
well, the census gave them a popula
tion of 647 people in the Spring of
1910 and they now claim to have abou
"Wise Ones" Once Dubious.
A dozen years ago or less the lands
surrounding the present town was
dearth of sagebrush and sand." The
wise geesers said these lands would
never be brought into cultivation, that
they were not worth watering, any
how, and if they were there was no
watar available. The Umatilla River
bounds the project on the west, but
for ten months In the year you could
hoof it across the Umatilla dry-shod.
But a dozen years or so ago some
enterprising individuals began to water
lands similar thereabouts and it was
found that with water there were no
more productive lands anywhere. Aside
from this it was found that they re
F ponded quickly to water and cultiva
tion but beyond this it was seen that
the climatic conditions were such as to
make the growing of fruit, vegetables
and alfalfa a sure success. And wher
ever you can grow these things there
you will find a good place lor the
making of homes.
Some of the lands adjacent to the
town were irrigated several years be
fore the Government Irrigation law
was passed. Neither Mr. Newell, the
chief of the Reclamation Service, nor
any of his assistants discovered what
these lands would do when watered.
But they began to investigate the water
problem and soon found that there was
an abundance of fiocd water going to
waste from the Umatilla Into the
Columbia to water a large area there-
a bouts. And in due time, about seven
years ago, the project was approved
and work began.
A ditch was taken out of the Uma
tilla a mile or two south of Echo and
this ditch, which Is now called the feed
canal, ran northward to a canyon
called Cold Springs Canyon, about
eight or ten miles east of Hermiston.
A huge dam was erected across the
canyon and the reservoir formed for
the storing of the water. This reservoir
covers something like 1800 acres and
Impounds something like 75,000 acre-
feet of water.
tachment. I am glad to say it is do
ing a good business and its owner is
I might thus go down the line and
mention other things going to make
a prosperous and go-ahead place, but
one should go to the town and then
go out over the lands and see the
fine homes the settlers have erected.
Tou will find thereabouts some of the
neatest little dwellings any agricultur-
lsts in the state occupy. And there will
be many more of them in the very near
Xo article about Hermiston would do
the place Justice if mention was not
made of the fact that the very first
it has been a community of peace and
order. The very foundation of the
town was laid on the theory that it
must be governed in a way to make
a model place in which to rear a fam
ily. No gambling, no rowdyism, no
drunkenness is permitted, and the
people are almost as one against the
In general terms that is the founda
tion of the enterprise, the cause for
the town, the cause that will eventual
ly build up a prosperous city there. For
it must be understood that the lands
are divided into small tracts, averaging
around 15 acres. By dividing 22,000 by
16 it will be seen that there are over
1400 tracts. As it is hoped to have a
family on each tract, that would give
a population on the lands of about
7000. which the Hermiston people fig
ure ought to build a city of over 5000
people, for there are other adjacent
lands, especially those Just across the
Umatilla River to the west, and on the
other lands to be irrigated by other
systems to the south and southeast.
which would practically double the
area of the present project.
'Work Economically and Well Done.
I have from time to time, like many
others In Oregon and elsewhere, criti
cised the reclamation officials for their
wins of Inaction and misdirected action.
But no one can dispute the fact that
the work on the Umatilla project has
ben well and economically done. The
total expense of the work to date Is, I
understand, something like $1,500,000.
But it is well worth it. for there is no
better system of gathering, impounding
and distribulng the water on any
project I am cognizant of. The dam
was constructed in such a manner as to
be safe, everlasting and water-tight.
The distribution is either through
cement-lined ditches or reinforced c6n
crete pipes, many of the latter being 72
Inches in diameter. These pipes were
all made in Hermiston, and they ought
to last practically forever.
Like every other Irrigation enter
prise, there have been many obstacles
to contend with, the principal one there
being seepage. To obviate damage
from this there has had to be a good
'many thousands of dollars expended for
drainage, and a good many more thou
sands will have to be expended before
Mflua . i - I
the system is perfected. But there isj
VIEWS AT HERMISTON, LIVE OREGON TOWN.
sufficient fall for all of the lands to
be easily and economically drained into
the Umatilla River, and In the course
of a short time this will be done,
Some say that 99 irrigators out of
every 100 use too much water on their
lands. I am not sure, but the hundredth
man must be away from home or he
would also overdo- his stunt. I was
told by the gentleman in charge of the
water distribution that some of the un
knowing ones on the Umatilla project
have already this season used ten feet
of water to the acre. I do not doubt it.
I have known men near there to use 25
feet and then clamor persisently, in-
sisontly and indignantly for more. The
water hog" never gets enough water.
As a rule he sees what can be done
th a litle water i and thinks ten
times as much will produce ten times a
These things eventually right them
selves. Nature ordained that three feet
of water to the crop season is an
abundance. That is. sufficient water to
cover the ground to a depth of three
feet. That is more than what we call
normal supply, which is conceded to
be 30 inches. Some of the best and
most successful lrigators in the country
maintain that from 24 to 30 inches is
enough water In any country to pro
duce good crops or maintain the best
Crop Must Be Studied.
The great trouble with all new en
terprises in irrigated or semi-arid
countries is the learning of the best
crops for that particular place. This
can only be determined by experimen
tation. Theories and guesses don t
count. The facts must be dug out by
actual tests. And, as a rule, each one
has to learn it for himself, for hardly
any man will take the word of another.
He must first work out his own theories
and fail before he will believe any one
The settlers on the Hermiston lands
are no different from those on any
other new enterprise. There are men
there who have tried this and that and
failed or succeeded. The Government
officials have watched and taken note
and are prepared to give good advice.
There is a state experimental farm in
the edge of town where experts are at
work testing soils and plant and tree
growth. rrom any or these sources
one can get good and reliable Informa
tion without cost. ' And yet we find
men there trying to do the impossible
on their lands.
Usually the class of people who take
and under an irrigation project want
uick returns. They are not as a rule
men who have money enough to plant
trees and sit down and wait for them
to produce fruit. They must make their
living meantime. On the Hermiston
lands there are many ways to get
paying crops in almost from the first.
Potatoes and vegetables, small fruits,
melons and above all alfalfa and the
airy cow. But to succeed with any
of these one ought to make sure his
land is suitable for what he under
takes. Because the land of Jones a
mile away is as good alfalfa land as
there Is In the world, because Smith a
mile in another direction seeded- his
lfalfa in March and got two crops the
same season because frimith and rthea
nd Duncan are making money with a
few cows on their alfalfa Is no rea
...... .. -
alfalfa. And It it is not you can use
son whv your iano is suuaDie xor
of the water you choose,
steal and fail.
these remarks apply to any of the
people around Hermiston they need
only go to the proper persons, those
who know not only what their land is
on top but underneath, and get free
Project Still Is Young.
I do not know just how many set
tiers are now on the project. On one
section north of the town there are
over 30. That means 30 farms of 20
acres each. All told there are 4648
acres being supplied with water, which
means perhaps that something llko
twice that amount of land is em
braced in the tracts Irrigated.
In looking at these figures one must
remember that this is the fourth sea
son that water has been supplied. In
other words the whole enterprise Is
yet in practically an experimental
stage. Many of the landowners hava
not as yet taken up their residence on
the land, there are yet many fine pieces
of land to be taken. It is all new. Just
at the beginning. But enough has been
done to show that eventually there will
be around Hermiston one of the most
thickly settled and most prosperous
agricultural communities in the North'
west. They have the best of land, a
climate unsurpassed and an abundant,
never-failing water supply. If the man
who wants to grow crops needs any
thing more it is industry and thrift.
If he has not both of these in abund
ance he will fall anywhere, but he will
last longer on the Umatilla project
than anywhere else I know of.
Speaking of the town itself, there is
much to be said to prove the intelli
gence and grit of the people. One of
the first good buildings in the town
was a fine stone church before this
the start on a schoolhouse, which has
now been completed and is one of the
handsomest school edifices to- be found
anywhere. And they have-a good school.
employing the best of teachers. It is
one of the few schools in the state
that runs conveyances every school day
(or hauling the scholars to school in
the morning and returning them to
their homes after school closes in the
afternoon. This is done at an expense
of about- $1000 a year, but the taxpay
ers think it pays and they will keep
it up. Any man taking land on any
part of the project will have every
facility for educating his children.
Water Supply Good and Ample.
Just in the southwestern portion of
the town, or rather in the suburbs, there
is a butte about 150 feet high, one of
the ancient landmarks of that section.
The butte proper and the lands at the
base are in a Government reserve.
which will some day be beautified as
a park, on this butte the town has
erected a large concrete reservoir, -and
into this water pumped from a well in
the town, about 6000 feet away. Then
it is distributed throughout the town
through re-lnforced pipes. The pres
sure is sufficient to tear the roof off
of a five-story building. .The water
is perfectly pure, very cool and enough
of it for a city three times as large
as the present town. Very few towns
of twice the size have such an ade
quate water supply and fire protec
tion. For the latter they have three
chemical engines, put In before they
hid as good a water supply, two reels
and a thousand feet of the best hose.
These facilities for fire fighting make
the Insurance rates very low.
French nhyAicfan" are considering a sen-
era! advance in their xirlcajk.
DEATH RESULT OF
TRY FOR FREEDOi
Bodies of Japanese Hokuto
Maru Stowaways Found
Floating in River.
HANDCUFFS ARE BROKEN
Of Four Brown Men Who Jumped
Into River Sunday. Two Drown
and Two Are Recaptured and
Will Be Deported.
Of four little brown men who were
subjects of the Mikado of Japan last
Sunday, when they leaped from th
Japanese tramp Hokuto Maru, as sh
was passing Sauvle s Island, two are
dead. Their bodies were found float
ing In the Willamette yesterday. Th
others were recaptured and will be re
turned to the land of the rising sun,
The dead were ambitious to see Amer
ica. and if possible Join one of the
colonies here, so when the Hokuto
Maru was loading oak logs at Otaru
for Portland, they managed to elud
the watchfulness of tTie ship's officer;
and gained the hold, where 'they
remained until the tramp was well
away from home shores. Like many
other stowaways they finally had t
show themselves. At once their in
prisonment was ordered. The men were
handcuffed together and' loosed in
stateroom. On the way up the river
Sunday, they broke the panels of th
stateroom door and gained the deck,
They were intercepted by the chief en
Einfier, who received a stab wound in
the shoulder for his trouble. The man
acled Japs jumped over the side.
Y. Tel. a cook, and K. Kasaka.
coal passer, who joined in the break
managed to reach the shore, but th
stowaways evidently sank at once to
their doom, for when the bodies were
found, it was reported to the harbor
patrol from Gillihand's that the hand
cuffs had broken. Several Japanese
have lost their lives in the past few
years endeavoring to swim from ves
sels under way in the river, but ap
parently they prefer the chance o
drowning to being disappointed in en
The Coroner's office was notified o
the finding of the bodies and a launch
was sent to bring them to Portland.
Railroad Material Will Be Towed to
Coos Bay From Portland.
Porter Brothers, railroad contractors,
who will construct a portion of the
Southern Pacific's new line between
Eugene and Marshfield, are overhaul
ing a barge 130 feet long and 26 feet
wide with a view to loading it with
equipment and supplies and towing it
to Coos Bay.
Trusses and rods are being placed in
the hold and bulwarks are being built
on both sides that are eigm incnes
thick. The bow and stern will be re
planked, while, a rudder will be added
and a house built aft for the few who
will form the crew. The deck will be
Drotected and caulked and minor
chancres made to Insure seawortniness.
There will be consignments of steel
rails, dippers for grading and other
heavy parts. It has not been deter
mined what vessel will tow the barge,
which is on the ways at Supple s.
STRATH ALLAN TO COME BACK
Fitzclarence AVas Engaged at Eight
When the British tramp Strathallan
finishes discharging a lumber cargo at
Melbourne, that she loaded here, she
will load coal for Honolulu or San
Francisco and then proceed to the
Northwest, probably Portland, for
second lumber cargo for Australia, as
h has been chartered by Davles &
Fehon for the coal and lumber bust
ness. The coal charter was on i
basis of 5s 6d.
The British steamer Fitzclarence.
which the Portland Flouring Mill
Comnanv will load next month with
flour for the Orient, was fixed at eight
shillings. She will come from the Far
East with cargo for the Robert Dollar
SteamshiD Company. The reason she
received a higher rate than the Strath
allan is because she makes one voyage,
whlla the latter brings fuel to the
Coast and returns with lumber. An
other, of the "Strath" flag taken last
week for lumber by A. F. Thane &
Co. secured a rate or is to.
NEW STEAMER RE-ASSEMBLIXG
Portland Vessel to Open Navigation
Credit for having been the first to
navigate the Flathead River in Mon
tana, between JJIxon ana tjiatneaa
Lake, will fall to a Portland-Duin
steamer, as the 80-foot sternwheeler
turned out at Supples yaras ana
shipped "knocked down" to Dtxon, has
reached its destination and a crew of
men was sent there yesterday to Degin
re-assembling the craft permanently.
The steamer will have a drart or out
12 inches and with 150-horsepower she
is expected to make about lo miles an
hour. She has a beam or zu leet ana
will handle about 75 tons of freight
RhA will cover a route 40 miles long
and it is said that remarkable devei-
mmrat has followed the opening of
the valley through which she will ply
and heavy business Is looked for by
her owners, the Dixon Transportation
SEATTLE AGENTS WANT FLYER
Wooden Steamer With Speed of 18
Knots May Be Ordered.
.Tnaneh Sunnle has been approached
by Seattle maritime agents to build a
steamer that will have a guaranteed
speed of 18 miles for service on Puget
Sound. Mr. Supple declines to give
tho names of those who are carrying
on the negotiations, but says they made
a special trip this week and have au
thorized the drawing of plans and com
pilation of specifications, so there are
good prospects mat me steamer wm
be turned out here.
Fnr several months there nave Deen
rumors of new vessels for the north
ern harbor and Portland firms have
been active in endeavoring to secure
business. So far all contracts nave
been let on the Sound as steel vessels
were desired, but the one Mr. Supple
ha been asked to figure on is to be of
wood and no doubt she will be capable
of reeling off about 20 miles an hour.
TOURISTS CROWD STEAMERS
Travelers Being Sent South From
Portland by Rail.
Almost at the time the big steamer
Beaver reached here from California
ports Wednesday every accommoda
tion for the return trip had been en-eae-ed
and that is true of the Bear,
which is due Monday. The rush is not
due to travel originating in Portland
and vicinity, but largely 'to the in
creased tourist patronage.
The San Francisco & Portland
Steamship Company canvassed the
principal Eastern territory during the
Winter and Spring of 1911-12 and
urged railroad agents handling tourfst
business to route travelers on the
Coast a portion of the distance by
water, either from Portland to San
Francisco or San Pedro and the same
with those making the southern part
of their journey first. The result is
the vessels are unable to care for thoBe
applying for passage and many are
being issued transportation via the
Southern Pacific to California.
Upper Cowlitz Water Low.
CENTRALIA, Wash.. Aug. 2. (Spe
cial.) The steamer Chester of the
Kellogg Transportation Company's
fleet started its last trip of the year
from Kelso to Toledo yesterday. Low
water In the upper Cowlitz, which this
year is coming earlier than usuah is
the . reason for the tying up of the
Chester, although the boat draws only
Captain J. P. Whitcomb has been
signed as skipper of the steamer John
F. Caples, pending the vacation of
Captain W. E. Mitchell.
Inspector Beck, of the Seventeenth
Lighthouse District, received a report
yesterday that the Columbia River bar
whistling buoy had gone adrift and
Due ' to Arrive.
Name. From Date,
Beaver San Pedro... In port
Breakwater.... Coos Bay In port
Alliance Eureka In port
Roanoke San Diego. . . . Aug. 4
Bear.... San Pedro. .. .Aug. 5
Anvil Bandon Aug. 5
Sue H. Elmore. Tillamook. ...Aug. 7
Rose City San Pedrj Aug. 10
Goo. W. Elder. .San Diego Aug. 12
Lyri Sallr.a Cruz. . .Auk. 13
Kebraskan.-. . . .Salina Cruz. . .Aug. 21
Isthmian Salina Cruz. . .Sept. 1
Kevadan. ..... Salina Cruz.. .Sept. 12
Name. ' For Data
Tale S. F. to L. A. Aug. - S
Breakwater. ...Coos Bay.... Aug. 5
Alliance Eureka Aug. 4
Harvard S. F. to L. A.. . Aug. 5
Beaver San Pedro. ... Aug. 6
Roanoke San Diego. ... Aug. T
Anvil Bandon Aug. 7
Sue H. Elmore. Tillamook... Aug. 9
Bear..'. San Pedro. ...Aug. 10
Geo. w. Elder.. San Diego. .. .Aug. 14
Rose City San Pedro Aug. 15
Lyra Salina Cruz. . .Aug. IT
Nebrajskan Salina Cruz. . Aug. 25
Isthmian Salina Cruz. . Sept. 5
Kevadan Salina Cruz. . Sept. 16
the tender Manzanita was sent out
with instructions to replace the mark
if it had broken away.
Grain exporters said yesterday that
steamers for wheat loading naa Deen
offered at 50 shillings and sailing ves
sels at about 42s 6d. but there have
been no charters during the past few
days for United Kingdom business.
On a charge of negligence In navlga
tion in having failed to properly an
swer the signals of the steamer Beaver
off Point Bonita. July 14, Neils K.
Jacobson, mate of the steamer Phoenix,
had his license suspended for five days
by Inspectors Guthrie and Dolan at
Bids for the building of two 24-inch
suction dredges to be operated in the
Willamette and Columbia Rivers in
connection with the project adopted of
a 30-foot channel from Portland to the
sea. will be opened at the office of
Major Mclndoe. Corps of Engineers,
U. S. A., September 30.
There was a renewal of hope about
the Custom House yesterday on re
ceipt of advices that the departments
had been granted a financial allotment
sufficient to pay salaries for Id days
In August. The men have not been
nald for. the last half of June, but re
ceived two pay days for 15 days each
When the steamer Yosemite finished
discharging cement at Supple's dock
yesterday she proceeded to Everett,
stopping at Goble to work 100,000 feet
of lumber. The steamer Willamette
also of the McCormlok fleet, which is
due today, will proceed to the North
to load, so they- will be unable to carry
passengers from Portland as usual.
Adhering to a rule adopted last year,
United States Inspectors Edwards and
Fuller will inspect boilers on the
steamers Captain James Fornance and
Major Guy Howard, of the Quartermas
ter Department, operating on the lower
harbor, also boilers used at Forts stev
ens, Canby and Columbia that are op
erated in connection with the fortifi
It is expected that the last oak logs
brought by the Japanese tramp Hokuto
Maru will be discharged today for the
Pacific Lumber and Manufacturing
Company and she will proceed to St.
Johns to begin working her outward
lumber cargo for the China Import and
Export Lumber Company. The British
ship Dunsyre is also to finish 'work
ing lumber today for Sydney.
William Marhoff, chief engineer of
the Government dredge Chinook, who
has been selected by Major Mclndoe.
Corps of Engineers. U. 6. A., to stand
bv the vessel with a skeleton crew
during her enforced period of idle
ness, has begun stripping the engines
and in a short time many of the mov
able parts will be separated and heav
ily greased to protect them from rust.
The crew will also scale the inside of
the hull, where considerable rust has
Movements of Vessels.
PORTLAND. Aug. 2. Arrived Steamer
Outnnulr from San Francisco. Sailed
steamer Anas anu iiarue nu. ffj. iv s-au
Pranolico: steamer Daisy Freeman, for San
Pedro; steamer Tasemlte, for Everett, via
Astoria. Auz. 2. Sailed at 4:30 A. H.
steamer Kevadan, for Salina Cruz; steamer
J II. stetson, for ADeraeen. arnvea uuwu
rinHnff the nisht and sailed at 3 P. M.
barkentlne John Smith, for San Pedro. Ar
rivoH nt R and left ud at 7:15 A. M.. steam-
e- Qulnault, for Ban rrancisco. oaiieu u.l
10:30 A. Al.. steamer w. e. rortcr, ior jioh-
erey. Sailed at a r. M.. rreni-n uartt o-
suet, for Sydney. Sailed yesterday, aieamer
Oleum, for Port San Luis. ...
San Francisco. Aug. 2. Arnvea at 11 a.
M. steamer Rose City, from Portland.
llfii nt noon, steamer Roanoke, for Port.
land. Arrived Steamer Bear, from San Pe
dro. Sailed last nlgni, steamer iwraoiio,
for Portland. .
Point Lobos. Aug. 1. Passed at 4 P. M..
tug Hercules, with log raft In tow, from
Columbia River, for San Diego.
An-.-rdeen, Aug. 1. Arrived Steamer F.
H. Leggett. from Portland.
r Redondo. from Coos Bay; Sierra, from
u....i.ii,i. Knmn rritv. from Tacoma: Flneld
rom Port orrord: uuy 01 i-ueo.a, irum n--
.nnnnaP Tnmfa s Rnice. from Port Gam
ble. Sailed steamers cant aiw"";, t
it:oi,n,. Rnannlte for AsLoria: uoronaao,
for Grays Harbor; schooner Lily, for L'mp-
"seattle, Aug. 2. Arrived Steamers Uma
tilla Charles Nelson, from San Francisco;
nki' fmin Snnt heastern Alaska: Mackinaw,
from Nome; Leelanaw. from Tacoma. Sailed
Steamers Governor. Yukon, for San Fran
cisco; Leelanaw, for Tacoma; Edith, for
Tides at Astoria Saturday.
K A -Kl 7 2 feetl :44 A M 1.8 fct
llO P.' M 8.2 feetll0:24 P. M 1.9 feet
WOODSTOCK GETS WATER
Two Miles of Pipe Will Be Laid on
Foreman Gray will start a gang of
men to work laying 8-lnch water
mains in the Woodstock district at
once in response to a request from the
TILLAMOOK COUNTY BEACHES
5 Hours from Portland
VVek-Knd Special leaves I'nion Station. Portland. 1 :WJ
P. M. Saturdav. Arrives Wheeler, 6:35: Garibaldi
Beach, 6 o'clock: arrives Tillamook, 7 P. M. Return
ing, leaves Tillamook Sunday, 4 P. M. : arrives Port
land 10 o'clock. Daily train leaves Portland 8:45 A.
M., arriving at Beaches early in the afternoon.
ROUND TRIP FARES FROM PORTLAND
Week-IOnd (Saturday to Monday) f.t.oo
Season tickets, on sale daily $4.00
Prettiest trip from Portland to the Sea. Via Southern
Pacific and P. R. & N., "the scenic route of the North
west." For tickets and information call at City Tlcjt Office,
Third and Washington Sts., Fourth and Yamhill Sts.,
or Union Depot.
JOHN Ml SCOTT, Oeneral Paaaengrr A Bent,
East Forty-first-Holgate-street Im
About two miles of pipe lines are to
be put down in this district on Fif
tieth avenue and some other streets.
Several gangs have been at work tn
the Mount Scott district for several
months, and yesterday the large main
on the Powell Valley road was com
pleted to the Creston schoolhouse. One
gang will be shifted to the Woodstock
district to lay mains needed now.
Mr. Gray has completed a test of the
24-inch main from Reservoir No. 2, on
Division street, which supplies a large
territory on the East Side, including
Sellwood. and finds that it Is too small
for the draw made on it. The 16-Inch
main that was recently laid from
Division street to Tacoma avenue con
nects with this 24-inch main. In the
near future another 24-inch main will
be laid to supplement the supply from
the 24-inch main, and the Water Board
is figuring on this new main. Growth
in the district supplied by this main
has outgrown its capacity.
MEDFORD IS STARTLED
Xegro Mammy, Seattle Bound, An
nounces Judgment Day.
MEDFORD, Or.. Aug. 2. (Special.)
Aunt Phoebe Ann Williams, 60 years
old. of Fresno. ,Cal startled Medford
last night with "the loud-voiced decla
ration in the City Square that the worH
was coming to an end as soon as she
reached Seattle. As Aunt Phoebe is
making her Journey on foot, the Judg
ment day will probably not Interfere
with the Bull Moose convention, al
though the old Southern mammy ex
pressed the belief that Colonel Roose
velt .was the adopted son of the devil
and was largely responsible for the
harvest of sin now prevailing in mis
Aunt Phoebe has footed it from Fres
no, le.ivlng that city after an interview
with the Omnipotent One, durlnj which
"de Lawd." according to Aunt Phoebe,
said, "go about fo' me and wahu de
fo.ks o' wickedness."
"I sayd, 'All right, Lawd.' an' luah
The old colored lady gathered an :in-men.-e
crowd and was given a hatful "f
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money, with which It was suggetrl
she buy a ticket to Tortland. Sle
stontlv refused, declaring that "&
I.awd" especially ordered her to walk.
and if ehe disobeyed there was danger
of h's "failln' to provide. A gTi-a':
lxugh was raised when, at the clone of
her remarks, she declared mat r-eaitis
ha'l been selected for the .Tulgment day
because it was the wickedest place "dat
s'.nful man could build."
DRUGGIST IS ARRESTED
Seattle Man Charged With
tuting in Prescriptions
SEATTLE, Wash., Aug. 2. (Specia
Peter F. Kierman, proprietor of a,
nharmacv. was arrested today on a i
state charge of substituting drugs In
prescriptions for those ordered by thai
ecuiing auui ii j a will..,
tion furnished by Chauncey E. Caster
lain, who obtained a prescription from
his physician. Dr. O. F. Lamson, and
had it compounded at Kierman's drug
store. The patient's condition failed
to improve and he made complaint to
his physician. The doctor examined
the medicine and it is charged dis
covered that instead of the Ingredients
named in the prescription. Kierman had
substituted for one of them, a dru
which looked and tasted like the one
ordered, but lacked its efficacy.
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