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PURVIEW IS GIVEN
Addison Bennett Raises Many
Questions Following Per
LANDS FOR ENTRY LIMITED
Proposed Price for Water, Market
for Power, Irrigable Acreage, At
titude of Some Owners and
BT ADDISON BENNETT.
OPAIi PRAIRIE, Crook County. Or.
March 27. (Special.) At the late ses
sion of the Legislature au act was
passed appropriating $50,000 for an In
vestigation of what the State Engineer
calls the Deschutes irrigation project,
the appropriation being contingent
upon securing a like amount from the
Reclamation funds of the United States,
which amount had been tacitly agreed
upon by Secretary Fisher before the
Oregon lawmakers passed the bili. And
the Investigation will. It is understood,
be prosecuted jointly bV our State En
gineer and the Reclamation officials.
Just how much delay will be experi
enced In having the Government funds
set aside under the new administration
and work begun, perhaps nobody can
tell, but it Is generally understood that
the engineers will be In the field at
an early day. Believing that such will
be the case I was sent here to go over
the proposed project and tell the read
ers of The Oregonian something about
Rence I have passed the better part
of a week in looking over the lands
and endeavoring to get not only a gen
eral but a comprehensive Idea of the
project. The work came easier to me
than It would have to a aw hand,"
from the fact that I had seen all of
it before, having driven and "auto
mobiled" over the entire area more
than once. Having made a careful
study of the act as passed, having read
and re-read the reports of the State
Engineer, having closely scrutinized
the maps accompanying that report
and having a comprehensive idea of
the water and the lands, I hope to tell
the lay reader a little something about
Cosimtr Fans AVrlL.
But be It understood I am not sn
engineer. I am not even "half Injun
and half engineer." therefore am un
able to give a technical and scientific
purview of the subject. I can only
handle the matter in a non-professional
way, but I hope in such a way
as to impart some Information to the
taxpayers of the state. And it may be
said that the taxpayers have been
pretty severely hit by Central Oregon
appropriations, really by Crook County
appropriations, for in addition to the
50.000 mentioned there was the fur
ther appropriation of 9450.000 for the
completion of the Columbia Southern
project, making an even- half million
dollars to be expended In this county,
every cent of it in this Immediate sec
tion of the county, during the ensuing
Surely when one remembers that in
the state there are 2600 townships, and
that the total appropriations of the
legislature were something like 16,000..
000 and 20 townships got one-twelfth,
or over 8 per cent of the total looking
at the matter In that light it can be
seen that the people of these 20 town
ships, say a total number of 6000, re
reived a trifle more than full recog
nition from the appropriations, getting
at the rate of over $30 "per." while the
people of the state as a whole received
less than IS "per."
Those figures are not given In der
slon or In a fault-finding spirit. The
embarking of the ship of state upon the
strange sea of Irrigation may be the
best thing ever done by a Legislature
in the United States. The friends of the
measures mentioned say It is the en
tering wedge by which all of the arid
lands of the West for which water can
be found availablo will be made "to
blossom as the rose." Let us not only
hope but fervently pray that such may
be the result.
Tsrase Is Experlnntal.
It is. however, really and truly a
"strange sea" toward which, really upon
which, we are now sailing. It has never
been charted. The best seamen and
the best engineers In the world can
only guess at the port toward which we
are drifting. Our stately craft may
eventually come to a safe anchorage
In the harbor of Success; she may drift
upon the rocks and be cast away as a
derelict; she may salt on and on for
years at an enormous outlay and flnally
return to the home port with the word
Failure written In vivid letters across
her pennant and carven upon her prow.
By reference to a map, taken from
the official report of the State Engi
neer submitted to the last Legislature,
it will be seen that the so-called Des
rhutes Irrigation Project, for which the
$50,000 of state funds and the same
amount of Government funds is provid
ed to Investigate, embraces something
like 20 townslps of land. Redmond be
ing about the center of the tract. Of
these 20 townships, or 720 square miles,
equaling 460.800 acres, the map shows
1 all to be subject to Irrigation under
the project. The engineer in his report
mentions &O0.00O acres as being avail
Just how these fl cures are reached it
is not for the layman to understand,
for In th total shown on the map
there are large areas to be subtracted.
First, the 2S.000 acres of the Columbia
Southern project, which the state will
reclaim with the $450,000 appropriation.
Second, there are two or three smaller
Carey projects, say eight to ten thou
sands acres. Next, the lands watered
by private parties, say two or three
thousand acres: then comes th waste
land, covered with lava rock: the
breaks of the river, the canyons and
finally the timber lands.
I District Tonebea Slaters.
It will be seen that the map runs
the Irrigated area clear to the town
of Sisters. IS miles west of the Des
chutes and about 1 miles west of Red
mond. Anybody who has ever gone
over the road between these, two places
will remember the large body of mag
nlflrent timber in that section. Is it
to be understood that the owners of
this land will cut the timber off and
buy water for the land?
Next, how much of the traot Is held
In private ownership and how much
of It Is held by the Government and
subject to homestead entry? And. fur
ther, how much of it Is held by filing's
which have not yet been perfected? No
man can answer those questions, no
man could without going to great ex
pense, but I should say there is not
over S per cent of It subject to entry
1 really think 2 per cent nearer the
mark and not over 10 per cent held
by homesteaders who have not proved
up. In 20 townships there are 40 school
sections, 2S.C00 acres, much of which
is held by speculators, much of which
lias not been deeded.
P not understand that I am censur
ing State Engineer Lewis for putting
SCENES IN OPAL
t t -v t
forth unreliable statements. He simply
made a sort of guess; the sum appro
priated Is to get the real facts. But
unless there are large areas to come
under the project which are not shown
on the map, it would seem a fair guess
to say that 200,000 acres is as near tne
mark as 600.000 acres.
Now we oome down to the pith of the
matter how much of the land would
water be taken for. i. e.. how many
acres would the owners buy water for
at the price as now estimated. $65 an
acre? That is the vital consideration,
and It is something that It would take
a long. long, long time to find out. But
let the case be considered from the
standpoint of crop conditions what
will the land be adapted tor. wnat win
it likely be used for? First, one must
remember the altitude runs from far
above 3000 feet above Bend down to
about 1900 feet on Agency Plains.
Wheat Likely Crop.
Whatever It may be best adapted for
as a whole, it is safe to say that three-
fifths of the area is wheat land, ana,
raklnt: the figures on the map for a
guide, about one-third of it is now
irregularly seeded to wneat. it win
be seen on the map that the section
from where I am writing. Opal Prairie,
and the Agency Plains section, north
of Madras, embrace about five town
ships, of which there is but little waste
land, and of this tract or acres
perhaps 90 per cent of It was either
In wheat. Summer fallow or in stubble
last year and many years previous.
Now comes the pivotal question:
What amount of this land would the
owners put into the project at Ihe
price mentioned, $65 an acre? Surely
the owners could not buy water for it
and then continue to grow wheat: such
a course would be ruinous. What would
it be used for? How many or tnem
would spurn the offers of the irriga
tion officials? It Is true that in some
sections of the country the price of
water Is over $100 sn acre, but any
on talking to the Crook County land
owners will mighty soon arrive at the
conclusion that no such prices will pre
vail here for years to come, if ever.
The next question is the manner or
ater distribution and the source of
supply. A reference to the map will
show a small reservoir on upper
Crooked River, about 60 miles east of
Bend, which m-ill be used to supply
about 6000 acres near Bend. The main
reservoir is at Benham Falls, on tne
Deschutes River, a dozen miles south
of Bend. As generally understood, the
Winter waters are to be lmpounaea in
this reservoir, and' these waters let
into the river during the growing sea
son and taken out at Cllne Falls. Just
t of Redmond, about 20 miles north
of Bend. A dam is to be constructed
here and the water then taken out and
conveyed down to a point nearly west
of Opal City, where it is to oe sipnoneu
across Crooked River and then con
veyed by ditches to the lanas to De
Distribution Is Mystery-'
Just how the waters are to be taken
from the river at Cllne Falls Is some
what of a mystery to the layman. The
fall In the river is about 30 feet. The
dam is to be above the falls some dis
tance, as shown on the map. The river
ust be nearer 200 feet than 200 De-
low the surface the canyon is about
that depth. Is a dam of SOO -feet In
height to be erected? Will these be
a lower dam and then a long flume
or ditch along the banks of the canyoa
until the waters reach a sufficient
height to be carried in a ditch on the
surface? These are questions to oe
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determined I suppose. Remember now
the waters will reach the surface be
tween Crooked River and the Deschutes
River, but the lands to be reached are
still across north and east of Crooked
River. To get the stream across it Is
proposed to cut a hole down through
the solid rock to a few feet below the
river bed, thence under the river and
up the east side, thus forming a syphon.
This Is a simple but exnenslve method
which offers no great obstacles aside
from the cost. From there the Opal
Prairie and Agency Plains sections will
receive their waters.
But you see, the lands west of the
Deschutes are still unaccounted for in
this purview from whence comes
their waters? From whence comes the
waters of that section, reaching west
as far as -Sisters? Search me. Of the
185,000 acres shown on the map as to
be In the project, an area of less than
30.000 acres is under the Columbia
Southern Project, to be watered from
Tumalo Creek, which flows In from the
west and now runs Into the Deschutes
near Laid law. Just where the other
165,000 acres Is to be supplied from I
do not know, but suppose from a ditch
to be run down from above Bend along
the west banks of the Deschutes.
While It is not my purpose to ques
tion the price at which it is estimated
that the lands under the Deschutes
Project can be watered as roughly out
lined. I shall watch with great Interest
the final report of the engineers. I
will not be surprised if the rate Is fixed
by them at least two bits above the
$65, figure perhaps 30 cents!
Market for Power Not Seen.
I have thus far made no mention of
the water power the projectors of the
project assume can be secured from
the impounded waters as they ere re
leased, at Cllne Falls and Benham
Falls. There is surely no market in
this section for power now, that is for
any more than is at present being de
veloped. It eventually may be a val
uable asset. The reader knows as
much about that as I do.
It will be' noticed that this letter
Is written from Opal Prairie. There
is here no town or postofflce by that
name. The towns that may be said to
be within the new project are. taking
them from the south. Culver, Metolius
and Madras. Opal Prairie Is the local
name of the large body of land lying
east of Opal Springs in the Crooked
River County, extending as far
south as Opal City, thence around Juni
per Butte, and taking In the plains
around Culver, extending north to Met
olius and east well towards the Lam
onta country. Hence Culver may be
said to be In the heart of the proposed
project. But of the towns of Culver,
Metolius and Madras I will speak In a
DUEL FOUGHT WITH KNIVES
Participant Cnt 11 Times In Row
Over Ban on "Fancy" Dances.
GRANTS PASS. March 27. (Special.)
A battle took place with knives be
tween Ed Spence, son of Dr. Spence,
and George Gates, of Kerby, over put
ting the ban on the turkey trot, and
bunny hug dances at a dance held there
Spence Is In a serious condition, be
ing cut in 11 places, the most serious
being a cut on his neck, where a gash
three Inches long grazed the jugular
vein. Gates was not seriously hurt.
BANE OF DOCTORS
Woman Physician Suggests
Co-operation With Teachers
as Solution of Problem.
ANNUAL CONFERENCE HELD
Dr. Nellie Vernon, of Astoria, Tells
of Visits to Distant Points of
County In AH Sorts of Weath
er for $100 Annually.
Dr. Nellie Vernon, the only Woman
In Oregon holding the office of County
Physician, being in charge of medical
f ruwnn hn fnwTxA a means
of obtaining birth statistics that is ab
solutely novel, judging irom iza ef
fect upon her brothers in the profes
sion. She told them yesterday at the
annual conference of city and county
health officers that the best way is to
ask school teachers. They laughed at
Just the same. Dr. Vernon's county
is the banner one with respect to com
plete vital statistics. Dr. Calvin S.
White, secretary of the State Board of
Health, gave her credit for that in his
report. Therefore, her suggestion may
be more Important than was supposed,
though it was made on the spur of the
moment during discussions, following
Dr. White's paper on "Vital Statistics
"I have found." said Dr. Vernon, ris
ing among her brothers of the profes
sion, "that a doctor can get a lot of
birth statistics from the school teach
ers. I have tried that with success."
Suggestion Censes Merriment.
There was a ripple of laughter, of a
mild order, as the idea seemed to strike
the male members in a light vein. Some
ef them said that they did not believe
they would get good results were they
to call on the women teaohers of their
respective counties and ask them If
they had heard of any births in the
After the meeting was over. Dr. Ver
non declared that her experience in
this regard has been remarkable. She
said she had found' that tho school
teachers usually know of any birth In
their communities and they generally
have all of the facts as to Bex, date of
birth, hour, etc, showing they are good
friends for any doctor to have who is
sworn to gather and record all vital
Dr. Vernon, Incidentally, is not awed
by weather conditions. Whenever the
occasion demands, which Is frequently,
she puts on her storm outfit, consist
ing of rubber hat, coat, skirt and boots,
and goes to the utmost corner of her
county on official and unofficial busi
ness. Indeed, she has even crossed the
Columbia River into Pacific County,
Wash to assist the stork, and has trav
eled by automobile, team, gasoline
launch, horseback, on foot every way
to get to her destinations.
Stipend 9100 Yearly.
"I can go anywhere that any man
can go," she said proudly when asked
how she got about In her county.
"What do you get for all of this
work i she was asked.
"The princely sum of $100 a year,"
she replied, smilingly. "But I am much
Interested in it," she added, "and I don't
mind that It's all right."
The organization discussed vital sta
tistics for an hour, unanimously agree
ing that they are of the utmost Import
ance from a legal, as well as health
standpoint, and all are determined to
endeavor to bring about more perfect
reports on births, deaths and contagious
diseases In their counties.
Yesterday morning the meeting was
called to order by Dr. Alfred Kinney,
of Astoria, the president. At the late
session Dr. E. Barton PlckeJ, of Med
ford, a member of the State Board of
Health, presided. The session this
morning will open at 10:80, when Rob
ert Deake will give -a lantern-slide lec
ture on sanitation. Some Important
papers will be read.
Technical Subjects Discussed.
Through some misunderstanding as
to the date. Dr. W. T. Foster, president
of Reed College, who was to have spok
en on "Conservation of Health," did not
attend, but he will speak on that sub
ject at-2 o'clock today. Technical sub
jects were discussed at both sessions
Those attending the sessions yester
day were Drs. R. Robinson, Beaverton;
J. Hunter Wells, Nellie Vernon, As
toria; J. B. Pllklngton, Astoria; A. D.
Doane, Wasco County; C. J. Laffin.
Warm Springs; L. G. Ross, Columbia
County; J. W. Norris, Clackamas Coun-i-lnrkamas
Jesse Edgerton, Hood River; J. S.
Bishop, Forest Grove; a. a. actsimi
-,,T,tv T n. Vanwinkle. Marion
County ; F. D. Strickler, Josephine Coun
ty E. E. McMurdo. Morrow toumy; xu.
J. ' Hockett, Wallowa County; E. P.
Geary. Multnomah County; C. H. Wheel
er, City Health Officer of Portland; Al
fred Kinney, A. C. Smith, E. A. Pierce
and Calvin S. White, members of the
.State Board of Health.
Dr. Eugene Kelly, State Health Of
ficer of Washington, was present end
spoke on vital statistics and on con.
All of the physicians gathered at tne
Commercial Club at 7 o'clock last night.
when they were entertainea at uiuncr
REPORTS FROM VESSELS
By Marconi Wireless.
Steamer Scott, Port Gamble for San
Pedro. 19 miles south of Point Concep
tion. March 27. 8 P. M.
Steamer Fenwick. San Pedro for
Astoria, off Point Vincent. March 27,
8 P. M.
r.. f w-r. 1 1 Can Pedro for San
Oiedoisr wum. - - "T
Francisco, IS miles north of San Pedro,
March 37, f- a.
... xT,vm P1tv San Francisco
for Puget Sound, off Dungeness, March
27, ( p. M.
Steamer Umatilla, 20 miles south of
Destruction Islanu. March 27. IP.M.
Steamer Chatham, Puget Sound for
San Francisco, off Port Townsend,
March 27. 8 P. M.
L-. rHin San Francisco to
Portland, off Eureka, March 26.
Steamer faraiso. aau r'"" tu
Portland, March 2, P. M, 250 miles
north of San Francisco. March 26.
Steamer Yosemite, San Francisco to
Portland, live miles north of St. George's
Steamer Corea, San Francisco to Yo
kohama. 1860 miles west of Honolulu.
March 26, 8 P- M.
... ci..n Ran Francisco to
Honolulu. 449 miles from -San Fran
cisco. March Z6, f.
Steamer Enterprise, San Francisco to
nT.niiiin. 1048 miles from San Fran
cisco, March 26. 8 P. M.
Steamer Chansior, aiomerey io rui i
land, 150 miles north of Monterey.
Steamer Hyades, Honolulu to San
K. Stephaa. accordian, aide pleating, buttoni
covered, gooda sponged. Alder. M 9ot
JOIN BEKKY, att'y, collection,
siracts examined, written opinions on legal
questions. 817 Alisky bids. Marshall
ASSAVEKS AND ANALVSIS.
MONTANA ASSAY OFFICE Laboratory
and ore-teetlng work. lb5 Morrison at.
VULS & CO., mining engineers, cnemlsts
and assayers. IiQ4 Washington at.
A. E. COOPEit, removed to suite 400 Yeon
blag. Phone Main 1U3S.
Wi buy furnuure lor cash. Geo. Baker
Co.. 188 Park. Main A ItoHI.
O. P. GRAHAM Boatbuilding and repair
ing. Marine ways. loot Abtrnethy at.
BRASS AND MACMIXK WORKS.
HAKPKn S BRASS WORKS Brass casting
and machine work.- 106 N. Mb. Main 870A
WITHOUT removal by expert: all work
guaranteed. East 0171. B 2784.
NORTHWEST RUG CO. Rugs from old
carpets, rar ruga. 153 Union ava.
WILLIAM Estelle and Flossie Deveny, tha
only scientific chiropodists in the city.
Parlors ao-' Gerlinger bldg.. S. TV. corner
2d and Aider. Phone Main 1301.
DR. DANIELS. New " York State. Painless
Bunions, Ingrowing N'aila. corn. Terras
mode:-ate. 136 .fars at. jrnone A out.
CHIROPODY and redicurlng. Mrs. M. D.
Hill. Offices Flledner bldg. Main 3473.
DR. M. H. M'MAHON', 10. via equipment;
810 a month. i21 4th.
COAL AND WOOD.
COAL ALBINA FUEL" CO. BLOCK
WOOD BRANCH E. 83D ST. WOOD
EDLEFSEN FUEL CO., East 803. C 2308.
NETH & CO., Worcester bldg. Main 1738.
No collection, no charge.
PROF. WAL. WILLSON S Dancing School
Walts, two-step, three-step, schottische
lessons 25c; every morning, afternoon and
evening; all dances guaranteed first les
son. Do you know that anyone who walks
can learn to dance T Stage and fancy
dances taught daily. 85 6th St., bet.
Stark and Oak sts. Phone Main 783T.
HEATH'S DANCING SCHOOL. Alisky bldg.,
3d and Morrison sta., and 109 2d St.. be
tween Washlncton and Stark. Lessons
dally; waits and two-step guaranteed In
four lessons; class Monday and Friday
evenings, a to IV, at iv second St.
RINGLER'S Dancing Academy Private Ies.
sons daly; class Monday, Friday evenings,
social dance Wed.. Sat. 231j Morrison.
MOLES, wrinkles, superfuous hair removed.
Mme. Courtrlght, 711 Pekum. Main 6042.
INTERNATIONAL Detective Agency Re
sponsible, conservative, satisfactory. Night
E. 4384; day. Main 6424. B10 Dekum bldg.
VALENTINE'S system ladies' tailoring;
dressmaking taught. 362 Grand ave.
Kelster's Ladles' Tailoring College and
feohool or Dressmaking. 143 H II ta at.
BOTSFORD ADV. CO.. Board of Trade bids.
KAYE Adv. Co.. Inc.. Commonwealth Bldg.
Mitchell. Lewis & fetaver Co.. Morrison & 2d.
JOHN DEERE PLOW CO, Morrison ft 2d.
R. M. WADE Sl CO., 322-26 fciawthorno ave.
ARCHITECTURAL WIRE AND IRON WKJ.
Portland Wire fc Iron W Ks., 2d and Columbia
AUTO ANU BUGGY TOPS.
DUBRUILLE BLUGY TOP CO.. 2C0 2d St.
Mitchell. Lewis tfc ttlaver Co., E. Mor. ft 2d.
HOWARD Automobile Co., 7th and Couch.
N. W. AUTO CO., 817 Wash. Reo, Hudaap.
B A LLOU & WRIGHT, 7th and Oak.
BAGGAGE CHECKED AT HOME.
Baggage & Omuibus Trailer. Park & Davis.
BAKER CONFECTIONERS" SUPPLIES.
GRAY, M'LEAN & PERCY, 4th and Glisan.
Lewls-Stenger Barber Supply Co., 10th ft Mor.
OREGON BARBER SUPPLY CO.. 72 6th at.
Brunswlck-Baike-Coliender Co., 46 Flfta St.
B1CYLCLES. MOTORCYCLES SUPPLIES.
BALLOU & Hlimill, HP Miiu,
;li 1UKII AND POCKET TABLES.
Brunswlca-Baike-Collenuer Co., 48 Fifth st.
...... : '.VI. L LI 1 , L
GOODMAN BROS. ,HOE CO., 30-33 Front.
PRINCE SHOE CO.. 80 N. Fifth. -
kll K A II BAKERY.
Royal Bakery & Conf.. Inc. 11th and Everett
BREWERS AND BOTTLERS.
HENRY WE1NHARD, 13th and Burnslde.
OAMBKINUS HUE WING CO.. 24th -. Wash.
S. BIRKENWALD CO.. 9th and Flanders.
Bt llXS, ailMJL.. .v..-..
T. B. Townsend Creamery Co.. 18 Front at.
. ...... .. . .-...-.i , ' ' .j
THE ALDON CANDY CO., 12th and Glisan.
J N. MATSCHEK CANDY CO., 270 "lrst St.
COFFMAN'S CANDY CO.. 48 Front street.
CANVAS. WATERPROOF FURAlSlJJLNa
Willamette Tent ft Awning Co.. 205 Burnslde.
buf iai.iu . ........
24. ft 6. WELNSTEIM. 6-7 N. 1st u Mar. WSt
t l i.--',' itir AVI) HIAljTEK.
F. T. CROWE ft CO.. 45 Fourth st.
iiirTHlvi; MEN'S AND HOYS'.
BARON-FLi LOP CO.. 82 and 34 N. Fifth.
DAIRY AND CREAMERY 6UFFL1JE.
Monroe 4 Crlsell. 146 Front. M. 640. A 642.
FLEISCHNER-MAYEK CO.. 207 Ash st,
Clarke-Woodward Drug Co. Alder at TV. Park
Blumauer-Frank Drug Co.. Park and Everett
' ...... ..re f 1 fiTNlMPIvJr
III - . AAJ I- .. - r- . .U,. . , . .J - -
WESTERN Tool ft Die Works. 80tt Pine st.
--..,-.- i ? A ft miles from San Fran
cisco, March 26, 8 P. M. .
Steamer Santa Maria, ron
to Honolulu, 400 miles out, March 28,
Steamer Hllonian, Seattle to Hono
lulu, 780 miles from Tatoosh, March -6,
8 P. M.
. o TxnTwiiiilu to San
Francisco, 237 miles from San Fran
cisco, March 26, 8 P. al
. ' i cs-, Tut- to Portland.
steamer wi t- u . - .. - - -
S3 miles north of San Francisco, March
27. 8 P. M. . .
Steamer Stanley Collar, northbound
miie south of Columbia River.
March 27, 8 P. M. '
Steamer Catania, Portland to Saa
Luis. 609 miles north of San Francisco,
March 27, 8 P. M.
Steamer Elder, Portland to San Fran
cisco. 17 miles south of Yaqulna Head.
March 27, 8 P. M.
Steamer MaverlcK, rorinou to
Astoriia, SO miles from Astoria, March
27, 8 P. M.
VANCOUVER AWAITS PLANS
Commercial Club Will Try to Have
Work Beg-nn'on Postofflce.
VANCOUVER, Wash.; March 27.
reinoMai 1 It ! nossible that Vancou
ver will be compelled to wait several
years for the construction or ner rea
eral building, which will house the
Postofflce and the United States Land
Office, according to a letter from Sena
tor Wesley L. Jones to J. W. Shaw,
..nnrv r.f th Vancouver Commercial
Club. The appropriation of $140,000 has
been made for tne construction oi tne
building: and the site has been bought
on Thirteenth street-
It Is stated in the letter that tne
supervising architect In the office of
the Treasurer, in Washington, D. C.
will be unable to furnish plans and
specifications for this building for two
or three years. It is possible that the
Commercial Club will attempt to have
this building started, as the city is
now ready for it, the appropriation is
made and there is a belief that it
should not take so long time for the
Oregon Chem. & Disinfectant Co.. germaclde
cZw L-iti. h,' H21 Ablnaton. M.
MOTORS, generators, bought, sold, rented
and repaired. We do all kinds of repair
ing and rewinding: all work guaranteed.
H. M. H. Electric Co. 31 North First at.
fhone Main vziv.
WE buy. sell, rent and exchange new and
second-hand motors; repair work a
clalty. Western Electric Works. 213 6th.
HOUSES furnished on installment, new or
fine second-hand furniture, western
vage Co.. 816 Wash., bet. 16th and 1-t".
BOWERS A PARSONS, 100 V, Front. M 7443
Furniture Hospital; packing and shipping.
EASTERN HAT FACTORY. 61-68 M at.
Men's Hats Cleaned and Blocked.
Best 2 Hat on earth for men.
PACIFIC STATES FIRE INSURANCE CO.
Only Oregon fird insurance company.
BETTER landscape and general gardening.
SWISS FLORAL CO..
East 6320. C 1614.
PACIFIC Landscape Gardening Company.
515 Rothchild bias. Phune Marshall 2.MIS.
G. H. SIEBELS. landscape gardener, ooo
East tith St. Phone Seilwood 1107.
LEATHER AND FINDINGS.
CHAS. I. MASTIC & CO., 74 Front. Leath
er of every description, tabs., mfr. findings.
J. A. ST ROW BRIDGE LEATHER CO. Es
tablished 1838. 189 Front St.
KINO SCHOOL for the deaf and hard of
hearing. 30S Central bldg.
WERNER-PETTERSON CO.. 313 Wash. St
cor. 6th. New Spring Woolens.
HASTY Messenger Co., day and night serv
ice. Phones Main 5S. A 2163. i
VIENNA Conservatory of Music, 88414 Mor
rison. Main 23S7. All branches taught. 10
lessons f4 up. Philip Pels, director.
Pearl Sutherland, accompanist and P'no
teacner. sue ateitni- ums.. w"
PIANO STUDIO, modern methods. 269 14th,
Main 8898. Arrangements for practice.
EMIL TH1ELHOP.N, violin teacher, pupil
Sevcik. 823 Fliednerbldg. A. 4160, Mar. 16-'
NATrK OP AT IIIC PHYSICIANS.
DR. GROVER. specialist paralysis nervous,
chronic diseases. 703 Oregonian bd. M. 3142
Dr R B. Northrup, 415-16-17 Dekum bldg.
Nervous and Chronic Diseases. I
Phone office. M. 849; res.. East or B 1026.
PAINTING AND PAPERING.
E. T. CRANE. THE PAINTER.
Interior decorations, wall paper and tint
ing. 10th. bet. Morrison. Yamhill. M. 23-'6.
TAINTING AND PAPERHANGINO.
FIRST-CLASS papering, painting, tinting.
Phone Metropolitan Decorating Co. M. 64-8
PAINTS, OILS AND GLASS.
COAST-MADE paint and varnish li i best
adapted to the Coast climate. BASS
HEl'TER PAINT CO.. 131 1st St.
Patents procured by J. K. Mock, attorney
.1 law late of the U. S. Patent Office.
Booklet free. 1010 Board of Trade Ding.
WHOLESALE AND MANUFACTURERS
BTTTBBS ELECTRIC CO.. Bth and Pine sts.
......in i,i,nii)puvv1i vin;liMKNT.
I ll.L. ,,1- .1.. ...-..- -
. n i 1.1. v. H Uarshnll.
J. C. BAYER. Front and Market sts.
FISH, OYSTERS AND ICR
M ALARK.E l & CO., Inc., 14 Front .U
PORTLAND FISH CO., 34 Front st
CROWN MILLS, Board ot Trade bldg.
FRUIT AND PRODUCE.
M'EWEN & KuS y, 129 Front.
FURNACE WARM AIR.
J. C. BAVbK, Front and -iarket stm.
1URN1TURE AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES.
Nonuwest tcnool Furniture Co., ig44 fad st.
Albers Bros. Milling Cou Front and Marshall.
iiEKR. G1FFOHD ft CO., Lewi. bldg.
BALFOUR -GUTHRIE ft CO., Board of Trad.
M. H. HOUSER, Board of Trade.
NORTHERN GRAIN & WHSE. CO.. Bd. Tr
THE W. A. GORDON CO.. Board ot Trade.
ALLEN ft LEWIS tEsu 1361), 46 N. Front
WADHAMS ft CO.. U--75 4 th St.
HAND-POWER VACUUM CLEANER.
DOiitsXlC Vaoaum cleaner Co., 312 N. W.
Marshall-Wells Hardware Co.. Bth and Pipe.
HATS AND CAPS.
THANHAUSEri HAT CO.. -J-55 Front at.
J. H. Kloaterman ft Co.. leading hay dealera.
HIDES, FURS, PELTS, WOOL, TALLOW.
THE H. F. NORTON CO.. 812-16 Front L,
HIDES, PELTS, WOOL AND I IRS.
BlbaANUER ft CO., Frimt and Lalmon.
KAHN Bi'.OS., 191 Front at. -
M'NEFF BKoiHEr.s. 014 Worcester bldg.
IRON WORKS. '
PACIFIC Iron Works, E. 3d and Purjulde.
Complete stock structural steel.
' Architectural Iron.
"IRON, STEEL, HEAVY HARDWARE.
Rui.aiiTauA Hardware ft Stael Co., U8 6th
JEWELRY, DIAMONDS, WATCHES.
6, Mendelsohn & Co.. 424 Worcester. M. 6358
LTjuilUii All PMI1TO SUPPLIES.
PORTLAND PHOTO SUPPLY CO.. 149 -d.
LEATHER AND SHOE STORE SUPI'LlEi.
HERTSCHE BROS- 304 pine St.
LIME, CEMENT AND PLASTER.
Nottingham ft Co., 102 Front St.
F. B. MALLORY ft CO., 231 Pine L
Loggers ft Contractors' Mach. Co.. 71 5th sC
Balfour. Guthrie ft Co., Board of Trade.
Government to get out plans and draw
ings. DALLY METEOROLOGICAL REPORT.
PORTLAND. March 27. Maximum tem
perature, 6U degrees; minimum, z Degrees.
River reading, 8 A. M-, 8.8 feet; change in
last 24 hours, 0.7 foot fail. Total rainfall
(5 P.M. to 5 P.M.), .09 Inch; total rain
fall alnoe September 1, 1912, 27.25 Inches;
normal rainfall since September 1, 38.12
Inches; deficiency of rainfall since Septem
ber 1, 1912, 8.87 Inches. Total sunshine,
none; possible sunshine, 12 hour. 33 min
utes. Barometer (reduced to sea level) at
5 P. M-, 29.97 inches.
A storm of moderate energy Is central
over Aiberta. Warnings for this disturbance
were Issued early Tfrursday morning. The
following maximum wind velocities have
since occurred: North Head, 66 miles south
east; Tatoosh Island. 48 miles south; Se
attle, 42 miles southwest. Rain has fallen
In Western Oregon. Washington, Northern
Idaho and along the Atlantic Coast Light
snow haa fallen In the Ohio Valley and
Lower Lake Region, but It had ceased at
6 P. M. Pacific time. The following are
some of the river stages at Eastern oitles:
Pittsburg, 29.5 feet rising; Louisville, 36.6
feet, rising; St- Louis, 25.8 feet, rising:
Memphis, 33 feet rising: New Orleans, 14.2
feet, rising. It Is much colder In the At
lantic States south of New York, and de
cidedly warmer along the eastern slope of
the Rocky Mountains.
The conditions are favorable for rain In
this district Friday with southerly winds.
Portland and vicinity Rain, southerly
Oregon and Washington Rain; southerly
winds, diminishing along the coast
Kansas City ...
Laurie r .......
1 .24128 W
0.00", 8 NW'
0.001 4 SW ;
0.O0 10 SW (Clear
0.221 4SE Rain
O.ltftl 8 NW'Clear
0.00' 8 SW 'Cloudy
'O.OOI 6 8 Clear
.0.10. .. .. ICloudy
WASHINGTON. D. C. V elall Bldg.
O. O. MARTIN.
PORTLAND. 40S-9 Cham, of Com. Elds,
R. C. WRIGHT, 22 years' practice U. S. and
foreign patents. 600 Pekum bldg.
LEROY S studio, 31Sj Wash. at. Main 8976.
Makes photographs that glvaafaction.
PIANO AN D Ft' RN I1TKE MOVlNG.
W. M. JOHNSON. 41 Union av. phone E.
4441, B 2('ti0 Res.. Tabor S. B 32t..
PORTLAND WOOD PIPE1 CO. Factory and
, office near 24th and iork sts. Main 4J.
Nickel plating, polishing, enameling. Ore
gon Piaung Works, 18ib-Alder. M. .J'
RUBBER STAMPS, SEALS, BRASS SH.Nii.
PACIFIC COAST STAMP WORKS.
231 Wa&h. st. phones Main 710 and A 2710.
THE 1RWIN-HODSON COMPANY.
S2 6th st. Phones Main 812. A 1254.
SHOWCASES. HANK AND SHOW
THE LUTKE MFG. CO., branch Grand Rap
Ids showcase Co.. 8th and Hoyt. R. Lutke,
MARSHALL MFG. CO., 4th and Couch; new
and old window display and cabinet work.
SIGNS. SIGNS. SIGNS.
SIGNS This means any old sign. Q. H.
.V, ,-. U.ln Ati 1
Bimpcou, on.. ,,. v..
STORAGE AND TRANSFER.
PORTLAND Van 4 Storage Co.. cor. l.Mh
and Kearney sts.. Just completed new fire
proof warehouse for household afreets,
pianos and automobiles contains separate
fire and vermin-proof rooms, steam-heated
planoroom. trunk and rug vaults, track
age for carload shipments; vans for mov
ing; reduced freight rates on household
goods to and from East In through oars.
Main rmso. ah mrya,
C O PICK Transfer Storage Co.. offices
and commodious 4-tory brlrk "Chouse,
separate Iron rooms and fireproof vaults
?o? valuables: N. W. cor. 2d and Pine st..:
pianos and furniture moved and P-kt
for shipment, special rate, made or, ood.
In our through car. to all domestlo and
foreign ports. min u.-". "
OREGON TRANSFER CO.. 474 Gllsan St..
cor 13th. Telephones Main 69 or A 118'
General transfer and forwarding Merits.
We own and operato two large class A
warehouses on terminal tracks. Lowest
insurance rates in
r-rt , ' c f r D nf
General transferring and storage, safe,
pianos and furniture moved and packed
for shipment. 87-89 Front .t. Telephone
Main 547 or 2247.
Occidental Warehouse Co.. 9-11 N. 4th st.
Merchandise storage, bonded and fre.
transfer and forwarding agents. Mar. 2M.
United Transfer Co., 251 Jefferson; .tor..
baggage, piano, furn. moving. Mar. 2894.
THE Trunk and Suitcase Factory: parcel
post orders a specialty; big sale on. 87
Fourth st. E. J. Phillips, mgr.
115 TO $35 will buy a REBUILT TYPE
WRITER: rebuilt a. good as new; all
makes to choose from at G'll's. 8d and
Alder: terms to suit: every machine guar
anteed Call or phone for representative.
Main 85W or a o-jvq.
WE are the exchange for the largest type
writer concern on the Coast; investigate;
all makes, all prices. The Typewriter
Exch ange. dh " -sui...... ...
i.fTi- rebuilt second-hand rentals at ent
.Jp. p. C. Co.. 231 Stark. Mala 1407.
JONE3 CASH STORE. Front and Oak.
FRANKLIN & CO.. 132 Front st,
MEN'S AND WOMEN'S NECKWEAR.
OLL.MB1A neckwear Mfg. Co. 83 Fifth at.
' MEN'S IIRMSHING GOODS.
B. O. CASE ft CO., 6th and Oak,
BRADSHAW BROS., Morrison and Tth .tm,
MINING MACHINERY AND DREDGEeC"
HAMMOND MFG. CO., Inc., 64 1st St.
' NOTIONS AND FANCY GOODS.
MILLER. S1MINGTON, Calhoun Co.. 45 4th.
ORNAMENTAL IRON AND WIRE.
Portland Wire ft Iron Wka.. 2d and Columbia
PAINTS. OILS AND VARNISHES.
RASMUSSKN ft CO., Jobbers, paint., oils.
glass, sash and doors, cor. 2d and Taylor.
W. P. FULLER 4 CO., 12th and Davis.
PAINTS AND WALL PAPER,
PIONEER PAINT CO., 188 First st.
PAPER BOXES AND SHELF BOXES.
Portland Paper Box Co.. 92 Front. Cartons.
PERIODICALS, BOOKS AND POSTCARDS.
THE OREGON NEWS CO., 71 Front at .
PICKLES AND VINEGAR.
KNIGHT PACKING CO.. 474 East Water.
PIPE. PU"E FITTING AND VALVES.
M. L. KLINE. 84-88 Front St.
PLUMBING AND STEAM SUPPLIES,
M. L. KLINE, 84-88 Front St,
M. BAKDE ft SONS, 240 Front t
POULTRY, EGGS, CALVES, HOGS,
HENRY EVKRD1NG, 45-47 front St.
ROPE AND ULNDER TWINE.
Portland Cordage Co.. I4th and Northrup.
C T. photochrome view post card, published
by L. Schelner, 86 N. 6th at., Portland.
PRODUCE COMMISSION "MERCHANTS.
EVER DING ft HARDING. 140 Front .treat
' SAND AND GRAVEL.
COLUMBIA DIGGER CO., Foot Ankeny su
SASH, DOORS AND GLASS.
W. P. FULLER ft CO.. 12th and Davis.
POPTLAND Iron Works.- 14th and Northrup.
SCHOOL OF TELEGRAPHY.
Pacific Coast Tel. Inst.. 6u5 Commonwealth.
' SODA FOUNTAIN SU PPUES.
COLUMBIA SUPPLY CO., 08 Front st
THE HARDiE MFG. CO., 49 N. Front at
Ernest Miller Wall Paper Co., 172 1st t
MORGAN WALL PAPER CO., 230 Second.
WINES AM) LIQUORS.
JOHN ECKLUND. 122-1.6 Front st
BLL'MAUER ft HOCH. 10.VI07 12th t
WIRE ANU WIRE ROPE.
John A. Roebllng's Sobs Co.. 89 Bth st
WIRE AND IKON WORKS.
Portland Wire ft Iron Wks., 2d and Columbia
New Orleans ..
North Head ...
North Yakima .
San Francisco .
Walla WKlla ...
50IO.OOI 4 NW Cloudy
44iO.40il2 W Raln
68 O.OOllO'sW jCloudy
44 0. 00 1
Ron. 2B12IW Kaln
66 .T '18 SB Cloudy
70'0.70 22 NW Clear
24j T jCloudy
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speed In giving relief; Its harmless
ness; its certain unfailing action in
regulating sick, sour, gassy stomachs.
Its millions oticuree In Indigestion,
dyspepsia, gastrrtis and other stomach
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Keep this perfect stomaah doctor in
your home keep it handy get a large
60-cent case from any drug store and
then if anyone should est something
which doesn't agree with them; if
what they eat lays like lead, ferments
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of acid and undigested food remember
as soon as Pape's Dlapepsln comes In
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tress vanishes. Its promptness, cer
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worst stomach disorders Is a revelation,
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