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THE MORNING OREGONIAX, THURSDAY. AUGUST 7, 1913.
LITTLE RELIEF IS
IRONWORKER RIDES LOAD OF LUMBER FROM GROUND TO
TWELFTH STORY OF NORTHWESTERN BANK BUILDING
TO VOTE FOR BILLS
Manufacturers' Counsel Tells
How Association Worked
Heat Wave Throughout Middle
Western State Continues
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RECORDS KEPT ON FILE
NO RAIN IS PREDICTION
James A. Kmery Does Double Dutj
as Witness, Appearing Before
House and Senate Commit
tees in One Day.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6. How the
National Association of Manufacturers
"prodded" members of Congress to
support legislation the association fa
vored and opposed those who threat
ened its interests was explained to the
House lobby committee today by James
A. Emery, general counsel for the as
sociation. Emery was the principal witness of
the day before the lobby investigators
on both sides of the Capitol. He began
a preliminary statement to the Senate
committee of the objects and alms of
the association and on the House side
he concluded the identification of the
200 letters culled from the associa
tion's files by the committee.
Vlscussing the political activities of
the association, Emery said that the
body itself did not engineer Congres
sional campaigns. The association
kept track of the records of members
of Congress, ho added, and when the
time for their re-election came, noti
fied its members in the indlvidunl dis
tricts and the campaign work was done
by the local members.
Bartholilt 'Prodded.' Letter Says.
A letter written by Emery to F. C.
Schwedtraan, secretary to the presi
dent of the National Association of
Manufacturers, in 1910, commented on
the fact that "Congressman Bartholdt
was very effectively prodded from St.
Louis" in connection with a vote on a
rroposition to exempt labor unions
from prosecution under the Sherman
law. Members of the committee con
ducted a rather lengthy examination
to determine just the method of
The witness explained that letters
and telegrams were started from the
constituents of the Representatives
HOUKht to be influenced by communi
cating with the members of the asso
ciation in his district..
Activities in relation to the Hughes
amendment, the investigation of the
Taylor shop management system by
the House labor committee, the bill to
allow the formation of unions among
Government employes and various
other legislative propositions, as well
as the Interest of the association In th
Presidential platforms in 1908, were
outlined In the letters presented today.
Civic Federation Funsht.
P. C. Schwedtman, ex-Representative
John W. Weeks, now Senator from
Massachusetts: Henry R. Towne, of a
New York manufacturing firm, and
others figured in the documents.
Mr. Schwedtman wrote John Kerby,
president of the National Association
"May the continuation of your cam
paign bring about the thing which is
most desirable at the present time in
our economic situation that is, the
downfall of the Civic Federation."
The House committee excused Em
ery for the present and he will con
tinue his testimony on the Senate side
SPOKANE CROPS PROMISING
Estimated Value or Inland Empire
Yield Is $00,000,000.
SPOKANE, Wash., Aug. 6. (Special.)
That the fruit and grain crops of the
Inland Empire this year will amount
in valuo to $90,000,000 is the opinion
of R. Lewis Rutter, vice-president and
manager of the Spokane & Eastern
"The crops of the Inland Empire
will be record-breakers this year. Our
wheat, barley, oats, hay, apples and
other products will bring the pro
ducers $90,000,000, the best returns we
have ever had." said Mr. Rutter.
"This is especially- gratifying in view
of the general sentiment favoring early
marketing of the crops rather than
holding them until later, which policy,
running over a period of ten years, is
better for the producer,,"
CABINET TO TAKE STUMP
Administration Will Take Hand in
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6. Prominent
officials of President Wllsons Adminis
tration probably some Cabinet offi
cers will take part in the approach
ing campaign for Governor in Massa
chusetts. While it is unlikely that the
President himself will speak, the Na
tional Administration will be taking a
Thomas r. Riley, chairman of the
Democratic state committee of Massa
chusetts, and Humphrey O. Sullivan,
chairman of the state finance commit
tee, outlined their plans today to Sec
retary Bryan and Secretary Tumulty.
Mr. Riley did not discuss Federal ap
pointments, he said.
WILLAMETTE GETS VICTIM
Cliarles Anderson, Employed at Win
demutli Hatlis, Falls Into Itiver.
Cliarles Anderson, a carpenter, about
45 years old, was drowned at 6:30 yes
terday, falling from a pier at the Yvin
nemuth baths, near the Oregon Yacht
Club. He had been employed by 1. y.
Woodward, proprietor of the baths, for
about six months. He was repairing a
skiff, and another workman on the
pier heard, a splash. He looked for
Anderson, but could not see him in the
A search of the baths was made, and
then the harbor police were notified.
Crappler Brady recovered the boay
after SO minutes work.
SEATTLE RECORDS QUAKE
.Seismograph Indicates Shock 2000
Miles to Northwest.
SEATTLE. Wash.. Aug. 6. A severe
farthquake. 2000 miles from Seattle,
beginning at 1:25 o'clock this afternoon
and continuing until 4 P. M. was re
corded on the seismograph at the Uni
versity of Washington today. The most
severe shork was recorded at 3 o'clock.
The center of the disturbance was
computed at 2000 miles northwest of
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NELS MAKIEHI'ST, BALANCING TUB LOAD IX MID-AIR,
Nels Maklehust. ironworker, makes knany trips a day on an odd
sort of an elevator. He does not make them because he likes the
rides, but to keep several hundred feet of lumber balanced in the air,
so that the planks will not turn endwise and plunge to the street,
and so that the load will reach the landing at the twelfth story, 175
feet above the street, "on .an even keel." If it did not reach the
lofty landing in a horizontal position, it would be difficult to land.
Maklehust climbs on the load after it has been placed in a looped
steel cable and the wagon has been drawn from beneath it, and as
the load rises in the air he keeps it level by shifting the weight of
Just before the above picture was taken yesterday he stood free on
the load, slowly rotating as it rose, and waved both arms at the
The lumber is used in laying forms for the concrete floor girders
of the new building, which will be 15 stories high when completed
and will cost J800.000. 4
CUPID'S AUTO WINS
Couple Race From Portland to
Vancouver to Wed.
PAIR ARRIVED JUST IN TIME
Eighteen People From Oregon, Many
Coming From Multnomah Coun
ty, Licensed to Marry in
VANCOUVER, Wash., Aug. 6. (Spe
cial.) Cupid guided an automobile to
the Clark County courthouse here to
day and won the race against Father
Time. The prize was a marriage li
cense for a young couple from Port
land, who, if they had been one minute
later, would have been compelled to
postpone the ceremony. The young
people were George H. Frederickson
and Miss Mae G. Pendleton.
It was after 5 o'clock when couple
No. 1 applied for a license, and as it
was being made out. another couple,
Edward Lyons and Ellen Basey, from
St. Johns, Or., came in. Had the first
couple reached the office a minute
later the second couple would have
been unable to obtain a license.
Other couples securing marraige li
censes today from Portland were:
William F. Cary and Nina Valentine
Ecker, of Estacada: John T. Fleming
and Mrs. Myrtle I. White: W. D.
Roberts and Miss Bernice Timmons;
Edward P. Burnight, of Akron, la.,
and Rosa A. Neill, of Pender, Neb.:
William A. Boiler and Helen Jones, of
Camas; W. D. Allen and Viola Ryan, of
Yesterday nine couples came from
Oregon to be married here.
$8700 FOUND IN STREET
Negotiable Securities Picked Up in
New York Find 'Way to Owner.
TRENTON. N. J., Aug. 6. Robert G.
Dale, a New York business man, and
his brother, Ambrose G. . Dale, of this
city, found on the sidewalk of Ex-
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9S700. rney took xnem lu a ou l
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and returned the securities. It Is be
lieved a bank messenger oroppeo mem
on the street.
The securities consisted principally
of railroad and mining stocks.
DIAZ TO SEE PORTLAND
Mexico's Envoy to Japan Starts on
SAN FRANCISCO. Aug. 6. General
Felix Diaz, special envoy from Mexico
to Japan, left tonight for- Portland,
Or. He purposed, he said, showing
Mrs. TMaz the Pacific Coast cities of
the United States.
According to the programme he an
nounced here, he will sail for Japan
from Vancouver.. B. C, on the steamer
Empress of Russia. August 15.
BACHELORS ARE DIVIDED
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who will be tried next week on simi
lar charges, evinced great interest to
day in the selection of the jury. They
earnestly discussesd the qualifications
of each prospective juror with, their
counsel and were engrossed in every
move of the prosecution.
More than a score of witnesses
awaited their call to the witness stand
in the ante-room.
The first witnesses to be called by
the prosecution will be employes of the
Southern Pacific, including ticket
agents, porters and a conductor. With
these the Government hopes to show
that Diggs bought the Reno tickets for
the eloping quartet and attended to the
details of the trip until they regis-ered-
at a Reno hotel, where they pre
tended to be married couples.
Women to Be Star Witnesses.
Several Sacramento police officials
and Martin Beaslej- uncle of Miss
Warrington, who figured in the arrest
of the quartet, will . then be called.
Miss Warrington herself will follow.
She and Miss Norrls are expected to
prove the Government's star witnesses.
Most of Prosecutor Sullivan's ques
tions bore on whether prospective ju
rors had daughters. The counsel for
defense was curious only as to whether
the jurors had sons.
The objection which Diggs has
shown to being photographed caused
excitement at the noon hour, when a
trio of newspaper camera men tried to
snap him as he left the courtroom.
Diggs, who had promised to pose for a
picture, as he did yesterday, avoided
the waiting photographers by fleeing
from the courtroom through a side
door and making his way to Mission
street. Here he was overtaken by the
three photographers, who surrounded
him. He seized two of the men by
the arms and, hiding his face between
them, dodged the third man by using
them as a shield.
In the maneuvering a streetcar
passed at the rate of 25 miles an hour.
Diggs released the two camera men
and made a dash for the car. He
caught the rear end and was dragged
50 feet before he finally got his feet
on the platform.
CHURCH PENSION URGED
FUND OF $7,000,000 WOULD BE
NECESSARY AT START.
Episcopalians Would Retire Clergy
men Over 65 and Care for
Widows and Orphans.
NEW YORK, A pension ap
proximating half pay for every Epis
copal clergyman more than 65 years old,
and financial aid for widows and or
phaned children of clergymen are rec
ommended In a preliminary report is
sued today by the commission on pen
sions of the Episcopal Church, of which
Bishop Lawrence, of Massachusetts, is
The pension plan embraces in its
scope the entire body of 5600 clergymen
employed in domestic and foreign fields.
A fund of 17,000,000 would be neces
sary at the start and $500,000 would be
expended annually thereafter. The an
nual obligations would be met by a tax
on individual churches approximating
6 per cent of the amounts paid in
salaries and scientifically graded with
respect to tHe ages at which their
rectors are ordained.
Widows of clergymen would be pen
sioned, clergymen's orphaned children
would be educated, and -disabled clergy
men would be cared for, irrespective
GAYNOR VETOES ICE PLANT
X'ew York Mayor Says There Are Many
More Important Things.
NEW YORK, Aug" 6. Mayor Gaynor
vetoed today a, resolution recently
adopted by the Aldermen appropriat
ing 132,000 for a municipal ice plant.
"The resolution does not say whether
the ice is to be sold or given away," he
commented. "There are many other
things we have to do before we may
reasonably think of manufacturing ice."
Railroads Hauling Water lor En
gines Private Lake, Xear Salina,
Relied on for the Last Thirty
. Years, Is Now Dry.
KANSAS CITY, Aug. 6. Although
temperatures in the Southwest aver
aged a few degrees lower today than
yesterday, Kansas felt little relief, as
in many parts of that state thermom
eters registered above 100 degrees. The
heat centers in the state were Salina
and Junction City, where the maximum
temperatures were 108. At Independ
ence, Kan., a new record for the year
was established when the mercury
climbed to 106. Topeka reported a
temperature of 103.
In some parts of Kansas railroad
companies are forced to haul water
used in their engines. At Salina, a
privately owned lake thtxt has not been
without water for 20 years, now is dry.
The Cottonwood River Is dry at Flor
The Government forecaster here said
tonight that there was no immediate
prospect of rain in Kansas. Tempera
tures in many parts of Oklahoma
reached the 100 mark or higher today.
Conreyville, Kan., Is facing a serious
water famine, the supply of city water
having been exhausted today. Indepen
dence, Kan., has a small supply held
by a. dam across the Verdegris River.
Fearing the dam might be blown up so
the supply would be available for other
towns, men from Independence, armed
with rifles, guarded the dam tonight.
All the water used by the electric
light and ice plants at Olathe, Kan.,
is being hauled into town.
Caney and Cherryvale, Kan., report
a shortage of water.
PHONE STRIKE RENEWED
GIRLS CHARGE THAT COMPANY
When St. Louis Aperators Seek to
Return to Work They Are Told
Places Are Taken.
ST. LOUIS. Aug. 6. The strike of
telephone operators and maintenance
men against the Southwestern Tele
graph & Telephone Company, which
was announced yesterday as settled,
was renewed this afternoon.
An indignation meeting of the oper
ators, called to protest against the
terms of settlement, on which the girls
had no vote, resulted in the announce
ment that none of the striking oper
ators would return to work until the
company first had made amends for its
treatment of six of the eight girls who
sought reinstatement yesterday. The
eight were delegated by the strikers
to test the sincerity of the company's
promise to take them back without dis
crimination. Two of the girls reported that when
they went to the South Exchange,
where they worked before the strike,
they were told that all places were
taken and that they must apply at the
main office. Two others went direct
ly to the main office and, they said,
were told to report again today. Two
others said they were told they must
enter the company's training school at
$5 a week, though before the strike
they received $30 a month.
RANKS VOICE APPROVAL
CONFERENCE TO BE HELD WITH
Far West, West and South to Be Rep
resented in Washington at
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6. Secretary
McAdoo's plan to deposit an additional
$50,000,000 of Government funds among
the banks In the agricultural sections
has met with prompt approval from the
bankers in the Southern, Western and
Far Western states invited to attend
the conferences at the Treasury De
partment tomorrow, Friday and next
The banks of all Far Western cities
included in the plan have replied they
would send representatives to Wash
ington. Out of the 19 Western cities all but
three have sent favorable replies, and
all of the 37 Southern cities have been
heard from. Several of the latter, how
ever, said they felt no need of join
ing in the conference because they
felt satisfied they would be fairly
treated in the distribution.
More than 75 Southern bankers will
gather tomorrow in the office of As
sistant Secretary Williams for the first
conference. Secretary McAdoo and E.
B. Dakham, chief of the division of
public moneys, will be present. The
conference with Western bankers is
scheduled for Friday, and that with the
Far Western bankers for Thursday of
Three additional cities who are to
share in the distribution were made
public today. They are: Lexington.
Ky, Duluth, Minn, and Fort Worth,
BOY STEALS DIAMONDS
Tacoma Thief Says Father Is Port
TACOMA, WashAug. 6. (Special.)
Karl Taylor, 16 years old, who says
ha Is the son of H. F. Taylor, of Port
land, ex-member of the Portland police
department, was arrested here Tuesday,
after he had stolen diamonds valued at
$1000 from three of the leading Jewelry
stores of Tacoma. News of the arrest
was not given out until tonight. The
police have recovered the Etolen dia
monds. Taylor says he don't know
why he committed the robberies, ex
cept that he had heard associates tell
how easy it was to rob a jewelry store
and thought he would try it himself.
Tuesday Taylor went to the S. A.
Andrews jewelry store on Pacific ave
nue and asked to see some diamond
rings. While being shown a tray of
ringfp he substituted a $100 ring, which
The Prettiest, Smartest CFor Immediate Wear) Hats
Selling Regularly at $4.50 and $5.00, Special $3.95
The Butterfly The New Tarn The Soft Crown
While most stores are trying to dispose of a few poor stragglers of an army of worn and decrepit
Spring Hats, this store is reaching out with smart, new Autumn
misses who like to anticipate the season
We offer hats that are chic, attractive
that add a touch of smartness to one's appearance.
It is a most attractive collection, embracing the new butterfly, new tarn, new Normandie poke,
and a new mushroom style. Made of light silk, velvet and brocaded materials, trimmed w;.fh lace,
knots of velvet, wings and aigrettes in black and colors.
We Invite the Public to Inspect Our New Fall Millinery
An Economy That
)ne doesn't buy a rug every day
buy greater thought is given the purchase than to the selecting of some less
If you are contemplating furnishing or refurnishing your home these
reductions on Axminster and Wilton Rugs will surely interest you.
$35.00 AXMINSTER RUGS, 9x12, $27.50
We have 1 00 of these rugs. They are of superior quality, and beautiful
patterns in the Oriental and conventional designs, in small or allover effects.
All the most desirable and artistic color combinations. -These are the
finest Axminster rugs manufactured and will prove most satisfactory for
$60.00 WILTON RUGS, 9x12, $48.50
Beautiful Wilton rugs, in handsome Oriental and conventional designs.
These rugs are exact reproductions of the real Orientals in patterns and
colorings. Firmly woven, and the most suitable rug you can buy for living
or dining-room use. Fifth Floor.
Cool Crepe Underwear for Summer Days
It's cool, light and most economical laundering perfectly and requiring
no ironing a boon in hot weather.
$1.50 CREPE GOWNS, $1.19
Made of pelisse crepe, in rosebud designs, in pink, blue and lavender,
pink and blue striped crepe, as well as plain white. In Slipover fashion,
with short kimono sleeves edged with torchon lace, ribbon drawn.
$1.25 CREPE GOWNS, 89c
Serpentine crepe gowns, in white, prettily trimmed around neck and
sleeves with torchon lace edging. Made in slipover fashion, with the short
$1.25 CREPE GOWNS, 98c
Dresden patterned serpentine crepe in pink and blue and white effects.
Finished about neck and sleeves with scalloped embroidery in colors. Made
slipover style, with the short sleeves.
CREPE COMBINATIONS, $1.50 AND $1.75
Corset covers and open or closed drawers, and corset cover and skirt
combinations, made of the soft white crepe, lace trimmed.
CREPE CORSET COVERS, 50c AND 75c
In the white crepe, with lace and embroidery trimming.
CREPE DRAWERS, 75c
Circular-cut drawers, made of the white crepe, and prettily trimmed with
CREPE PETTICOATS, $1.00 AND $1.35
In all white, or pink and blue and white combinations. Made with
tucked and lace-trimmed ruffles. Fourth Floor
Four Worth-While House Dresses
CLEAR AW AY PRICES, 89c, $1.15, $1.35, $1.49
Selling Regularly at $1.25, $1.65, $2.00, $2.50
Splendid house dresses, made in several different styles, suitable for
house or outing wear. They are fashioned of best quality percales, in dots,
stripes or figures; daintily patterned lawns and flannelette in pretty checks,
and percale in plain colors.
Made with high or low, square or round neck sailor and turndown
collars, long or short sleeves. Plain skirts, with piped waist lines, or panel
back skirts. Some trimmed with pretty trimming borders, or pipings of
Practical, economical Summery house dresses that will appeal to every
woman who wishes to be neatly and suitably dressed in her home. .
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5:30 P. M.
he says was given him by his mother,
for a $500 diamond in the tray. The
substitution was not aiscovered until
today, when Taylor made a complete
confession to the police.
From Andrews" store Taylor went to
C. S. Hamelln's on C street, and while
being shown a tray of rings stole a
J250 diamond. A few moments after
he left the store the theft was dis
covered. Edna Mitchell, a clerk. -found
Taylor on the street and followed him
to Frank: C. Hart's jewelry store and
while he was in there told a clerk and
Taylor was arrested as he was leaving
Hart's with a J300 diamond ring, for
which he had substituted the $250 ring
taken from Hamelln's. The pollcg are
Investigating Taylor's past record.
H. F. Taylor, father of Earl Taylor,
keeps a saloon at 483 Union avenue and
at one time was driver of the police
patrol wagon. He declined last night
to discuss his son's arrest or to say
whether he would put up money for a
Uncle Sam Wants Husbandman.
The United States Civil Service Com
mission announces that on September
8 an examination will be held in this
Were Drawn From Models on
Dash to Popularity
New Trimmed Hats on
Counts Rug Economy
or every month and when one does
Merchandise of cJ Merit
city for the position of senior animal
husbandmaan in the Bureau of Animal
Industry, Department of Agriculture, at
I make the best glasses, give
the best fit. c o ri e c t accurately
your refractive errors, give you
the most comfort, make them at
tractive in appearance, and do it
for the least money.
Some of My Prices :
Lenses Sphero in your own
Lenses Sphero in Aluminum
Lenses Sphero in Gold-Filled
Lenses Sphero fcurved) in
G. F. Eyeglass Mtg $5.00
Kryptok Lenses $8.00 to $15.00
millinery. To those women and 5
Why Not Buy
A Dress at $6.45 ?
Smart one-piece dresses that will
fill the breach between now and
October. Dresses of serge, black
and white checks and lingerie. We
admit it is a collection of odds and
ends of smart dresses, of which we
have only a few left. This in no
way handicaps the style or quality.
It des admit, however, of a saving
of. from $2.00 to $4.00 on every
They are made in a variety of
attractive models with sailor col
lars, revers, middy and in short
waisted styles. In black, navy blue,
wine and other colors.
For the woman or miss who
needs a dress we know of no better
inducement than is offered in this
sale. Third Floor.
Now On Sale Here
and Style Book
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5:30 P. M.
a salary of $2750 per annum. Persons
desiring to compete should call on Z. A.
Leigh. Postoffice Department, city.
162 First Street