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10 THE SIOBSIKG OKEOOMAN, TUESDAY. AUGUST 19, 1913.
CENTRAL DFiEGO N IS
VISITED BY LANE
e Held Out to DeschutesNorthwest th" tw-"Ilejr-
Settlers Who Present.
EARLY PROGRESS AMAZES
Automobile Jaunts Taken at Madras
and Redmond, Where Assurance
Is Given That Every Aid Pos
sible Will Be Extended.
Franklin K. Lane. Secretary of the
Interior, vesterday heard the stories of
the settlers on the semi-arid lands of
Central Oregon from tnelr own lips, ana
himself saw the1 struggle that they are
making to create homes in spite of
He now knows of his own knowl
edge what it means to try to make a
home in Central Oregon, and be de
clared many times yesterday, in
speeches and conversation, his admira
tion for men and women whose desire
-to be independent has taken and kept
them in a country which presents many
forbidding natural obstacles against
man's permanent occupancy.
Direct. Promise Withheld.
Secretary Lane made no direct prom
ises to the people of Central Oregon. He
says it Is too early to do that: that he
must wait until he has tbe report of
the Government engineers, who. are
making a survey of the country with a
view to ascertaining its possibilities
lor the biggest reclamation project that
the country has ever seen.
But he did tell the people of Central
Oregon that Ms sympathies as a man
and an official are with them to the
core, and that he will do all in his
power to help them In their battle
against adverse conditions.
"Central Oregon presents the largest
body of land that can be made tillable,
and that Is as yet In an imperfect state
of cultivation, west of the Missouri
River," said Secretary Lane on bis re
turn to Portland last night.
Engineer' Reports Awaited,
"Much depends on ttie engineers' re
ports. f favorable, I shall be pleased
to see the Nation give these people the
eid they deserve."
Secretary Lane declares that the
thing which most impressed him in
Central Oregon was the rugged char
acter of the people.
"Think of people hauling water for
the families and stock 12 miles, some
of them dragging it up a mountain 1200
feet high," he commented. "And at a
time when they might be expected to
complain of their lot, "they don't.
There was a total lack of lugubrJ.oua
ness In the stories they told me to
day. They are earnest and hopeful and
determined, anything but discouraged.
"lou cannot overcome such people.
They are bound to win, and I dare say
that the boys we saw driving those
water-tanks today will be driving their
own automobiles in la years or less."
President's Message Delivered.
"There is a man in the White House
at Washington who has made up his
mind to a larger constructive pro
gramme for the benefit of the farmers
of the Nation."
This encouraging message from
President Wilson was delivered by Sec-,
retary Lane, speaking before the peo
ple of Redmond yesterday morning.
Farmers from the Irrigated and dry
farming sections of the Powell Valley
and other contiguous districts hall
gathered to hear him speak, and greet
ed his words of optimism and hope with
"President Wilson has his mind bent
on the tariff and currency problems
now," continued Secretary Lane, "and
when those problems are disposed of
he will take up the problem of rural
credits, to the end that the lot of the
man who is trying to make a home and
reaT his family on the land shall be
made as easy as possible.
Speculator la Fought. 1
"As for me. as Secretary of the In-!
terior." he said, "I have no policy ex
cept to make It as easy as possible for
the home-maker, and as hard as pos
sible for the speculative monopolist,
whose business it is to get hold of the
land and hold it out of use against the
home-maker. No one but the home
maker is of much consequence to me.
"If 1 shall be able to bring the peo
ple in the little homes on the little
farms more contentment and happiness
I shall be exceedingly glad that J waa
drafted into this service by the Presi
dent." On his arrival at Redmond at 7:30
yesterday morning Secretary Lane was
greeted by a large delegation of citi
zens, headed by the Redmond band,
which played a serenade beneath the
window of his Pullman compartment
before he had arisen.
Automobiles were ready, and the
members of the party, 33 In all, were
taken to the Powell Valley, a round
trip of 20 miles.
Agricultural Transformation Seen.
Powell Valley lies southwest of Red
mond, and In reaching and traversing
it three phases of the reclamation
problem are presented. First, leaving
the town the road crosses several
miles of wild, dry land, covered sparse
ly with sagebrush and Juniper trees,
the condition of all Central Oregon
land before being reclaimed.
Crossing Dry Creek dry no longer,
for Its bed is filled with the waste
water from the Irrigation ditches of
Powell Valley the fields are green
with alfalfa and yellow with grain.
The transformation from desert to cul
tivated fertility is abrupt.
This is the same kind of land,
dotted with grain stacks, checkered
with verdant patches of alfalfa, as that
which is covered with sage and juni
per. "Water on the land" has accom
plished the transformation, for without
it labor is in a measure unavailing.
The lava boulders that are strewn
over the Juniper and sage land have
been piled In neat fences by the set
tlers in the Irrigated district. The
juniper trees have been converted in
to fence posts and fuel. The sage
brush has been burned. The fallow
land shows rich in color, and the crops
that are being gathered are proof of
The third phase of the reclamation
problem Is presented by the non-irrigated
land on the lower slopes of Pow
ell Butte. Here dry farming has been
successful. Potatoes show prospects
of a good crop, and some fields of
wheat have threshed as high as 25
bushels an acre.
Dry FarnlDK Limited.
"The average for wheat on dry
farmed land, however, throughout the
Deschutes Valley will be about 15
bushel to the acre. Farmers of the
Agency Plains district, who Joined the
excursion at Madras, 20 miles north of
Redmond, told Secretary Lane that it
is virtually Impossible to grow a good
grain crop by dry-farming methods,
except by Summer-fallowing every
other year. They said that it does not
pay to try to rotate crops, such as corn
or potatoes, with grain, as the Inter
mediate crop deprives the ground of j
the moisture that Is needed for the
grain, and the average returns will
not be so large as if grain only had
been planted In alternate years.
"I have been taken over your valley,
and have been given a glimpse of what
it can produce." said Secretary Lane
to the people on his return to Red
mond. "The sight has been beautiful
and inspiring. After a month of travel
through the valleys of Montana. Idaho
and Washington. I can tell you there
Is no fairer place In all the Pacific
"You are quite young aa a commun
ity," he continued, "and perhaps some
of you are discouraged with the hard
ships and adversities mat you have
encountered and must encounter, but
the pioneer, man and woman, must al
ways suffer and struggle and endure,
and make the way for others who are
to reap the rich reward.
"I have Just come from the Sunny
side Valley in the Yakima district of
Washington. It had been- 22 years
since I first saw that valley. It was
a desert then, and no one would have
dared prophesy that today land there
would be worth 1300 and 1400 and $500
an acre; that It would be the beauti
ful place that It is now; that Its peo
ple could afford to pass their Winters
in California. Tet that is what has
happened in that valley, and. although
you cannot see it now, that is the pros
pect for you here."
Secretary Lane said that there Is lit
tle that the United States Government
can do to bring about the Improved
condition which he prophesied, and
then he told of President Wilson's at
titude toward the farmer, and of the ef
fort that will be made to make farm
life easier and mort profitable.
Hopeful Note Soaaded.
"I look forward hopefully to the
time when you will be able to borrow
money to buy stock lor your farms.
Just as the business man is able to
borrow money to buy stock for his
"So I say to you, take heart and
hope." he concluded. "This is a new
section, you have been here but a few
years, the railway is Just in. it Is ab
surd to judge the future by the pres
ent, and I have no doubt that this entire
valley will become as bright and bloom
ing as the portion of It you have Just
On the automobile trip through Pow
ell Valley with Secretary Lane were
Governor West: J. N. Teal, chairman of
the Oregon Conservation Commission:
John T. Whistler, engineer in charge
of the reclamation projects proposed
jointly by the Government and the
state for the Redmond district; and
Tom Richardson, personal representa
tive of President Piper, of the Portland
The two proposed' projects comprise
90,000 and 60.000 acres, respectively, and
If given Federal aid for irrigation will
come under the provisions of the Carey
of the Redmond Commercial
Club who took part in the reception
of Secretary Lane, and who furnished
automobiles for the Powell Valley trip,
were: J. W. Brewer, president; W. S.
Rodman, vice-president; J. F. Hosch,
Mayor of Redmond; H. H. Palmer, ed
itor Redmond Spokesman; W. C.
Walker, editor Oregon Hub; D. Malar
key.' editor Redmond Enterprise; M. A.
Lynch. J. R. Roberts, William Phoenix,
John J. Johnson. G. E. Dobson, Z. Talia
ferro, G. W. Wells and Frank Sic
Caffery. Secretary Lane appealed to his hear
ers to make known their appreciation,
if by no more than a postal-card, when
their representatives In Congress do
anything that merits approval.
"Washington is full of men called
lobbyists, though they do not call them
selves that." he said, "whose business
It is to throw an atmosphere about
your representatives that will make
them forget your' Interests, while there
Is no one there to lobby for the people.''
He commended the efforts of Sena
tors Chamberlain and Lane In the popu
lar behalf, and pleaded that their con
stituents be "at least as liberal in com
mendation as In condemnation."
Water IVnare-nn Paraded.
Accompanying the excursion from
Madras to Redmond and back were the
following members of the Madras Com
mercial Club, several of them farm
ers, who told Secretary Lane of their
problems first-hand: H. F. Dletzel.
president: C, A. Roasch, vice-president;
Lewis Irving, secretary: O. A. Pearce,
A. W. Culp. Rev. B. L. Hicks, A. D. An
derson. N. P. Paulson, John Robertson,
Charles McCalL William Barber, E. L.
The farmers told Secretary Lane of
having to haul all the water they use
eight to 12 miles, and three of the big
tank-wagons were drawn up . at the
station when the train reached Madras
on the return. The water is pumped
from a well on "the flat" near Madras.
and is distributed from the O.-W. R. A
N. water tank at a charge of 50 cents
for 1000 gallons. To get water on the
Agency Plains, a tract of level land
about 2S miles square, of which Madras
is the trading point, it is necessary to
drill TOO feet.
Secretary Lane made a brief talk at
Madras, declaring Ms wish that he
were a Moses and could smite the
rock and see the water gush forth that
Is so sorely needed by you people here."
Secretary Lane and a portion of the
party were taken from Madras by au
tomobile for a 21-mile trip through the
Agency Plains, rejoining the train at
Gateway, where the elevation is 1765
feet at the rim of the Central Oregon
plateau, which at Redmond has an ele
vation of 3000 feet. ,
Among those who took the excur
sionists on the trip through Agency
Plains were: O. A. Pearce. John Robert
son. William Hess, Ben Ashley, Dr. E.
A. Long and Dr. Harry Clark.
The trip out from Portland was
made over the North Bank and the
Oregon Trunk and back from Redmond
over the O.-W. R. 4r N., arriving In
Portland at 6:15 P. M.
Towns om Roate Do Honor.
The Dalles and Hood River Commer
cial Clubs greeted Secretary Lane with
large delegations aa the train pulled
Into their towns on the return trip. At
Hood River they wanted the Secretary
to make a short address, but the sched
ule would not permit. At The Dalles
Secretary Lane was presented with a
mammoth watermelon, a large canta
loupe and fwo boxes of peaches.
While the train made its regular stop,
the Secretary delivered a two-minute
speech from the rear platform.
Secretary Lane got almost the first
good night's sleep that he has had
since leaving Washington, over a
month ago. tbe night he entered Ore
gon, and the members of his party
were rejoiced to see him sleep soundly
and long again Sunday night, believ
ing that the cool Oregon nights have
broken his sleep-drouth.
Secretary Lane and party left last
night for Hermiston, and will pass the
day viewing the Umatilla irrigation
projects. Mrs. Lane and Aslstant Sec
retary and Mrs. Miller left last night
for Medford, from whence they will
go to Crater Lake. Assistant Secretary
Miller will inspect the Crater Lake
National Park and the work that Is
being done on highways therein. They
will rejoin Secretary Lane at San Fran
cisco. Governor Leavea for Klamath.
Secretary of State Olcott and State
Treasurer Kay went by automobile
from Central Oregon to Klamath Falls,
where the Desert Land Board, of
which, with Governor West, they are
member, will hold a meeting, and will
go out from that point to Inspect sev
eral state irrigation projects, among
them those near Bend, Laldlaw, Pais
ley and La Pine. Governor West left
last night from Portland to join them.
The majestic scenery of the Des
chutes and Columbia brought exclama
tions of surprise and admiration from
secretary Lane and members of his
party, fresh from seeing many of the
famous natural wonders of the West.
TO GUT III GAR FARE
Corporation Head Says Com
parison With Other Cities
Is Not Fair.
PORTLAND TERRITORY BIG
Major, Commissioners anil President
or East Side Club Hear Two-
Hour Talk Against Proposed
Ordinance for Low Rate.
Declaring that if the Cltv Commis
sion should force the Portland Rail
way, Light & Power Company to ell
six streetcar tickets for 25 cents the
company's receipts would be reduced
by 3387,000 a year. President Griffith
yesterday made a protest against a
proposed ordinance to change the price
Mr. Griffith talked steadily for near
ly two hours in the Council Chamber
at the City Hall to an interested audi
ence composed of the Mayor, the four
Commissioners and L. II. Lepper, presi
dent of the East Side Business Men's
Club. The club was active in support
ing the cheaper fare measure fathered
by Commissioner Daly when he was a
member of the Council. The East Side
organization also favors the proposed
cross-town carllne, and Lepper fired
several questions at President Griffith.
The meeting was merely to hear the
power company's side of the case and
it is unlikely, according to kit the Com
missioners, that any definite action
will be taken on the subject for some
Griffith Extends Olive Branch.
Mr. Griffith opened by extending the
olive branch to Mr. Lepper's club, say
ing It was a good organization and
that the plan for a cross-town carllne
should be pushed to connect with all
the East Side through lines.
He declared that while it might be
possible for his corporation to sell six
tickets for a quarter on some, of the
more largely patronised lines, yet It
would be Impossible to do It on the en
tire system and make anything like a
Mr. Griffith made reference to the
effect on stock quotations when profits
are cut He said his stock In the Rail
way. Light & Power Company was
quoted at 76 when he bought it, while
now the stock dropped to 55.
That the cost of living Is higher In
Portland than In any city east of the
Mississippi waa one assertion by Mr.
Griffith. He regarded It as unfair to
ask for the same streetcar fares in
Portland as those in Milwaukee or Min
neapolis. The cities of Mllwoukee and
Baltimore, he said, could be placed in
side the boundaries of Portland and
there would be enough room left for
another good-sized municipality. This
was mentioned to show that the street
cars in some of the cities with which
comparison is made do not have to
travel anything like the distance
covered by the cars" in Portland.
Wage Higher In Portland.
A" recent decision by Judge Hook, of
Kansas, was cited by the street railway
chief. The Kansas Judge, he said, forced
a streetcar company, then In the hands
of a receiver, to pay its employes 20
cents an hour and to raise wages 1 cent
a day each year until the men received
26 cents an hour. Mr. Griffith said the
Portland company started In by paying
Its men 2 cents an hour.
Mr. Griffith advocated the greatest
publicity. The books of the company,
he said, always were open to the city
officials and the public. Two years ago
he advocated placing a valuation on
the corporation's property, but B. S.
Josselyn, then president, did not be
leve It would be worth while to go to
"The Portland Railway, Light
Power Company has reached out and
hit every district it could," said the
president. "Yet there Is a great preju
dice among many citizens against the
corporation. There is a regretable
tendency to view every statement made
by the company's officials as untrue, or
only partly true, and the charge often
Is made that we are concealing part of
LANE BANQUEJHOPPY ONE
(Continued From First Fate.)
formal but fltralglitforward discussion
of needs and problems of Oregon, the
solution of which Is in the hands of the
"There has been-almost a continu
ous procession of members of the
President's Cabinet traveling through
the Northwest this Summer, greatly to
the edification and pleasure of the
public and the profit of the moving
picture man." said Mr. Piper. In part.
Reviewing In a lightly humorous way
the visits of previous secretaries, he
continued: "Now we have with us the
most prominent, the best loved and the
most distinguished of all secretaries
the Secretary of the Interior. In his
honor there has assembled here this
evening a very considerable part of'tde
business and commercial citizens of
Governor Expeeta Fair Deal.
- In introducing Governor West, tha
next speaker, Mr. Piper said that It
waa a source of satisfaction to have
the address of greeting extended by
one who, as Railroad Commissioner,
had come in close touch with the pres
ent Secretary, then on the Interstate
Commerce Commission, and who, from
his earlier connection -with the State
Land Office, had a very special
knowledge of the subjects to be dis
cussed with the Secretary.
"Up to the fourth day of last March,"
began Governor West, with cuetomary
snappy terseness, "I had always felt
like dynamiting the Interior Depart
ment. It was a fortunate thing that
the President should have chosen such
a man for his Secretary of the Interior
as Secretary Lane.
"We feel that In the past" he con
tinued, "we have not received a square
deal. But we know that now. we are
going to get it," he went on crisply.
"It Is hard to do business with an
Interior Department by long distance.
If some of the other gentlemen in the
Department had taken the trouble long
ago to come out here and get sand In
their eyes and see things for them
selves, some of the differences between
us In the past would have been settled
The Governor told of having come
across cases. In his own experience as
an official of the state land office,
where legitimate land claims had been
held up for 15 years. "The loss In" In
terest to the state school fund alone
In that time," he said, "amounted to
from $150,000 to 3200.000. We took it
up with other secretaries and that was
the last wa heard of it.
Sueh Attention. New t Orrsion.
"I want to tell you that we have re
ceived more attention from the In
terior Department In the last three
months than in the five years previous."
The Governor went on to tell of talk
ing with Secretary Lane yesterday on
the train of neglected adjustments of
swamp land matters which . previous
Administrations had refused even to
bother with, and of how the Secretary
said they were all things that could
and should be adjusted very soon.
"He directed," continued the Gov
ernor, "land office officials in Port
land to take up the settlement of these
claims with the state.
"And." went on the Governor, "there
are many other mere matters of busi
ness detail like this between the In
terior Department and Oregon that can
be settled as speedily.
"The Interior Department will al
ways find Oregon ready to co-operate
with It And we are mighty glad to
have the Secretary out here where we
can meet him face to face and show
him what we have."
In Introducing Mayor Albee, who
welcomed the Secretary in behalf of
the city, Toastmaster Piper caused
laughter when he said: "Ton all know
that In Portland there has Just been
created a restricted district within,
which there is to be no Indecent or In
flammatory language. I have Invited
Mayor Albee to come' here. Just out
Laughter at the Mayor's expense In
terrupted him. "Just outside the pale
of the restricted district" finished Mr.
"When I read where Secretary Lane
had said it, should be made as easy as
possible for any citizen to get lands
in the public domain for a home and
as hard as possible for the speculator
to get lands to speculate with, I felt
that he had put his hand on the first
great land difficulty." said the Mayor.
"When I first came to Oregon 1
wanted to take up a land claim my
self, but when I noticed how even the
officials of the Government encour
aged falsehood and dishonesty, I gave
It up. I am watching Secretary Lane's
future policy with the deepest Inter
est "On behalf of Oregon, with Its mil
lions of undeveloped resources, its peo
ple who stand for a square deal, and
who love a man they can honor and
respect I welcome Secretary Lane to
Portland and Oregon. And I do not
want to miss the opportunity to grasp
the hand of the Secretary now."
Guy Y. Johnson, chairman . of the
executive committee of the Commercial
Club, spoke briefly. Adolph C. Miller,
second assistant Secretary of the In
terior, spoke, and then Toastmaster
Piper introduced Secretary Lane.
Central Oregon Deserving.
Speaking of Central Oregon, the Sec
retary said that If there was any part
of the United States, that deserved well
at the hands of the United States, It
was the Central Oregon country. He
talked of his visit to the interior as
the guest of the Commercial Club. It
would be his aim and duty, he said, to
show Portland, not as an Isolated spot
but as the center of the "great North
west On the matter of taking up Govern
ment land, he said that the primary
test was, "Can the man who wants this
land use It and will be use It? No one
should hold it unless he puts it to use."
"The great resources of this desert
land were n't known 20 years ago,"
said Secretary Lane. "The water pos
sibilities should be so held that their
use will be compelled and will be for
the benefit of all. Oregon has not re
ceived Its share for reclamation, but
Oregon has not always deserved It
"I take pride In the fact that Itr was
I who discovered and reported to the
Interstate Commission that there were
50.000 square miles of land in Central
Oregon unreached by a railroad."
Talking of Alaska, Secretary Lane
said that Portland had its share of re
sponsibility in the growth of that terri
tory which had been closed for five
years. He hoped to -see Government
owned railroads, and a railroad connec
tion from Portland to .Fairbanks and
Nome. He expected to see the 65.000.000
acres of Alaska arable land, and Its riv
ers developing power to run the ma
chinery of its future large cities, to se
its reindeer meat being shipped south
to the states, and its oil and coal being
developed and its copper revolutioniz
ing the copper markets of the world.
In conclusion the Secretary expressed
his deep appreciation of the warmth of
the reception which had been accorded
him by the people of Portland and
Those at the banquet:
Franklin K. Lane, P. Van DerKar.
E. U. Ftper. Charles F. Berg,
Oswalt! A'est, Frank E. Smith,
K. G. Worth, B. O. Case,
Thomas C. burke, K. I. Fuller,
John H. Lewis, Frank A. Hyder,
John H. Uurgard, Fred Spoorl,
C. C. Colt, O. E. Watts,
William Hanley, C. W. Borders,
C. C. Chapman, Ir. J. H. Neagle,
itobert L. Wlthrow, W. H. Wehruns.
Calvin 8. White. Famuel White.
AnUrewC. Smith. J. W. Koland.
K. A. J. Mackenzie. George X. Davis,
Clarence E. Moulton, Oaiesby Young-,
H. N. L.awrle. Oliver P. Morton,
E. Veraleea:, A. H. Devers,
John Monluff, D. C. Itenny,
U. E. Welter, G. P. Schlosser.
William L. brewster, T. D. Honeyman.
Julots I- Meier, A. C. Emmons,
W. E. Comm. Fred bockley,
Eranklln T. Griffith, Frank Irvine,
i. C. A Inswnvth, H. L. Plttock.
a. N. McArthur. John S. Bradley.
E. B. Aldrlch. Dan Kellaher.
Milton A. Miller, O. E. Helnta.
John F. Carroll, O. H.Filhlan.
E. G. Hopson, C. L. McKenna.
F. 8. Myers. Frank T. Berry,
Tom Richardson, R. W. fchram,
Joseph N. Teal. G. W. Klelser,
G. F. Johnson, A. I.. Ptephens,
C. S. Jackson, W. B. Yost,
Adolph C. Miller, Jay Smith,
11. R. Albee, '. J. Smith,
Clarence L Reamea, E. A. Vaughan.
George M. Hyland. Morlzo Ida.
tt. c. W. Cornelius, T.ambert Dunbar,
A. B. Weatherford. ' W. G. Gosslln,
Edwin Caswell. Marshall S. Dana.
R. W. Foster, D. M. Stuart
Fred W. Graves, P. H. Kneeland,
F. J. Schwankovsky, J. Fred Larson,
W. R. Hall, N". Campbell.
H. A. Hostetler, Guy W. Talbot.
W. M. John. A. C Gage.
M. E. Smead, M. C. Banfleld,
C. J. McPherson. R. Lutke. '
W. G. McPherson, John A. Lain.
William Harder. Paul Wesslnajer,
Rodger B. Flnnott, A. E. Buttner,
W. F. Burrell, O. M. Plummer,
H. A. Calef, L. R. Alderman,
J. C. Telll. Wallace R. Rtrubl.
Ralph L. Brackett, c. B. Woodruff,
R. J. Leo. W. HY Fayle.
Dr. Q. St. Breltllng. H. A. Darnsll.
Clinton S. Fletcher. I. F. Coffman.
J. H. Fletcher. F. 8. Stanley,
E. L. Lane, Ou C. Moaer,
U M. Lepper, C. W. Oilman,
Dr. Henry Waldo Coe, O. E. Freytage, -S.
B. Rlcaby. N. C. Marls.
John M. Scott, L. T. Keadv,
C. W. Stinger, TV. H. Hurlburt.
Otto Breyman, . E. P Cannon,
E. J. Mauls, A. r. Phew.
W. C. Stripling. C. E. Moulton,
Oliver Lynch, M. G. Mvnlv.
E. T. McCampbell, James M. Phoup.
John Manning, Eurene Brookings.
M. r. Spencer. Clifford F. Retd.
R. S. Ovelman. Frank Barringer.
E. L. Harmon. - X D. Le.
0. L. MacGlbhon, Oeorae EnrTehart.
C B. Loveland. A. Kinsr Wilson,
Martin McLean. Jim W. Wilson,
Chas. Feldenhelmer, F. E. Beach.
J. P. Plagemann, F. C. Woodward,
E. R. Wiggins, Jacob Mortenson,
C. T. Wright, F- r. Knapp,
C. H. Mayer. T. 8: Townsend,
John Van Zante, Old vt on Went s.
A. E. Jackson, J. T. R. iiwmu.se n.
T. Iwengart. Carlo Mnrstera,
R. P. Bain. Jr., . Wan W. Noble,
A. E. Human. t- J. Barber.
R. E. Prlstow, Rev. D. T. Thomas,
P. T-'. Plakely. W. H. Morrow.
H. Gordon. Ralnh K. Lee.
lohn H. Hst!. K- w-elnbanm.
w. P. Hend-rson, H. M. Cummins,
Herbert C. Miller, F. Hannan.
J. H. Thatcher. V. L. Crlssev, -
1. S. Ball, Harold I,. Wold,
w. A. Montgomery, c. F. r.rin.
. T. Hugglna, B. F. Wllev.
F. W. Fogarty, J. TT. Knrr.
c. T. Prunn. " VTeneth Beebe.
R. F. Prael. B. . Howard,
P. M. T.nderm. R. M. C.nv,
w. R. Rover. wrrrl P. Jones,
O. B. Archibald. . Pbute.
I. . U Sbani, V. f. rrr.ntr.
Henry E. L.trrnlm. . T.urdberr.
r R. Arund-H. T. W. Vo-.n, ,
Edward W. Dixon. F. f S'eftler, -Lewi
A. McArthur, C. TT. rxtr.
.1. P. Pmnsugh. w M. Wstklns,
R. C". Mead. vr. A. Rc-Mv
W. T. Whlteomh. 'A . H. A vertlt,
Georee tl. Cherry. Pe-ry V. Freeman,
Frank Menefea. .T. A. Freeman.
O. A. Camnbell, John TT. Woodward,
H. E. Noble. A. f. rttn.
Charlea D. Mahaffle. A. r. Ta-Vn.
Tlnrman Trewster, A. .T. M-ranleI.
Harry E. Wood. J. . Vefer.
Pohert A. Miller. r. TV W-nredy,
Fl. L. Pwartn'ander, A. O. 'mv
cneea Pmlth. w A.TrMhaw.
Tbomas O'Oev. T. T. lllr -
waiter C. Sntith, T. . Vernon.
T. Vanrbn. T. v T.nnebnrr.
William HoII. . W. p-b-ter.
T.eon Hlrneh. Oerr xf Cornwall,
A. F. EcVbardt. J. C. Cockerham.
A. E. DeGolyer.
Badger Game Suspect Admits
Her Bad Record.
CONSENT DIVORCE IS FOUND
Mrs. Jean Brown and Husband, 'Who
Live as "Brother and Sister," Will
Leave City Man Arrested on
Woman's Complaint Kree.
"Divorce" by common consent be
came a feature of the supposed "badg
er game" case which has been under
investigation by Deputy Constables
Hunter and Nicholson, when the of
ficers discovered in the effects of Mrs.
Jean Brown, one of the principals, an
Indenture, solemnly drawn up by her
and her husband. Jack' Ellis Brown,
another principal, in which they sol
emnly renounced each other.
"This certifies." says the novel doc
ument dated April 13. "that my hus
band and I have agreed to separate
and live as brother and slsver. Causes
are that we like each other, but quar
rel and fight all the time, so. instead
of making trouble In the courts we
would rather live apart and do as said
The' agreement is signed by both
A bad record of the woman has been
received from Seattle, where .It is al
leged that Frank Snyder was sent t
McNeil's Island for seven yeara for
taking her earnings, and that she en
deavored to frame an affidavit look
ing to his release. There, as here, she
admitted a number of adventures by
which she" came Into possession of Jew
elry, money and other valuablea by
playing upon, men she met On one of
these occasions, when held under J200
bail at San Francisco for stealing a
diamond, she was released on surety
furnished by Tom Sharkey, tbe prize
fighter. The girl, who is slight and
dashing, is a professional dancer and
appeared recently at Seattle.
The Browns were released by Justice
Jones yesterday, with a severe lecture
upon the danger of their pursuits, after
the officers had represented that noth
ing had been found upon which to
base a prosecution. A. C. Robinson, the
San Francisco business man, who
was arrested on Mrs. Brown's com
plaint, has been released. All the par
ties have left the city or will do so.
DAILY METEOROLOGICAL REPORT.
PORTLAND. .Aug. 18. Maximum - tem
perature, 71 degrees; minimum, ?4 degrees.
Rlvor reading at 8 A. M..' T.l feet; changa
In last '24 hours. .2 foot rise. Total rainfall
(5 P. M. to 3 P. M.. none; total rainfall
since September 1 .1112, 3U.40 Inches; normal
rainfall since September 1. 44.78 Inches; de
ficiency of rainfall alnce September 1. 1912.
.Y3R Inchea. Total sunshine August 18. 8
hours. 4.i minutes; possible sunshine, 14
hours. Barometer (reduced to aea-level
at 5 P. M.. 30.13 inches.
C e- O
Is Moines. .
I 28 0
-0. .). ...
. oti 41 w
Kansas City. . . .
Klamath Falls. .
Laurler . .
Los Angeles ...
New Orleans. . .
North Yakima. .
St. Paul r. .
Fan Francisco . . .
Tatoosh Island. .
.IHl 8 NE
08 NE Clear
02I10.SW Pt. cloudy
wil 4 SW IClear
.00 4,s Pt. cloudy
on 8 SW Clear
00( 4 NTVIClear
,00 IB NE Clear
IMlf 4'SE Clear
.00 4!w (clear .
Ool 4!W Cloudy
Onl 8 W lclear
.001 8 SW Clear
,O0 8 NW Clear
IK) 4.E (Cloud
00 4 N
The Canadian hlgh-preaeure field has
moved to the lakea region and another sim
ilar field is apreadlng Inland over the Pa
cific Northwest. Unsettled weather con
ditions obtain In Western Canada and the
southern half of the t'nlted Statea. there
being moderate depressions central over
Alberta. Centra! California and Arlsona,
reapectlvely. Light rains have fallen along
the Oregeon Coaat. In Western Washington,
Western Canada, Montana, the Dakotas,
Colorado. Kansas, Southeastern Texas, Up
per Mlaslsslcpl and Ohio Valleys, Lakes
Region. Middle Atlantic States and North
eastern Florida. Thunder atorrna were re
ported from Dee Moines, Chicago, St. Louis.
Louisville, Pittsburg, New York City, Boa
.toii, Roawall and Tucson. The weather is
warmer. In Interior Washington. Interior
Western Oregon, Central California, Alberta,
Manitoba, the western portion of the Da
kotas and Northern Colorado. It Is corre
spondingly cooler In Montana. Southwestern
Colorado. New Meklco. Central Texas, Iowa,
Northern Minnesota, Kentucky and, tbe St.
The conditions are favorable lor gener
ally fair weather in this district Tuesday,
with higher temperatures except near the
Fortlard and viclnlty Fair, warmer;
Oregon and Washington Fair, warmer ex
cept near the coaat; northwesterly winds.
Idaho Generally fair and warmer.
THEODORE P. DRAKE.
Acting District Forecaster.
OREGON TEAM . IS FIFTH
Wolford and Pearson Set Mark at
CAMP PERRY. O., A. 18. (Spe
cial.) Record-breaking; marks were re
corded in the third day of the National
Rifle Association matches here. Per
fect scores were made in a number of
Sergeants C. H. Wolford and S. T.
Pearson, of Oregon. In the enlisted
men's match, shooting as f. team, made
it consecutive bullseyes on the 1000
yard range, a new mark In this event.
The Oregon first team won fifth prise
by scoring ES8 on ten shots at 600 and
The matches were won by the United
States Cavalry, which scored 71. Seventy-nine
reached the match record set
by the Navy two years ago. There were
13 ahead of the Oregonians.
Massachusetts, last year's winner,
went to 565, the United States Marine
Corps to 560 and Maryland beat Oregon
1 point. Oregon defeated the United
States Infantry with 558 and the Navy
with 657. Washington landed 19th.
The Oregon scores follow:
Six hundred yards and 1000 yards
Sergeant Schwarz, 45, 45: Sergeant
Guerin, 46. 46; Sergeant Wolford, 40,
50: Sergeant H. S. Pearson, 44. 60; Ser
geant S. Pearson. 47, 48; Sergeant Tay
lor, 45, 43. Totals. 276, 282; grand total,
In the surprise fire match with 379
BIG FACTORY FAILURE
BENEFITS PORTLAND HOMES
Forty-Two of the Very Finest and Latest Improved Player
Pianos Ever Made Will Be Sacrificed. in Portland.
A firm of bankers found itself the
owner of two carloads of latest player
pianoa that had been shipped West.
Of bourse they were anxious to get
their money back. Their representa
tive waa sent to Portland, and ar
rangements were finally consummated
whereby Eilers Music House secured
at Its own price two carloads of
the very finest and internationally re
nowned player ptanos, the famous Solo
Autogrands and other Instruments
made by the Krell Autogrand Piano
Company of America, in its splendid
factories located at Connersville, Indi
ana. The big company was unfortu
nately forced into bankruptcy mainly
because of insurmountable difficulties
with which it was confronted during
the great Ohio Valley Inundation.
BANKERS ACCEPT OFFER.
Two carloads of the very finest player
pianos made by this renowned Institu
tion were shipped West. A firm of bank
ers In Chicago advanced a large sum of
money on the bills of lading covering
these two carloads. The bankers' rep
resentative finally came to Portland.
At the Oregon Hotel he finally accepted
the offer made by the management of
Eilers Music House whereby the entire
two carloads came to us at our own
LATEST AND VERY FINEST.
These player pianos are positively
the very finest to be bad. regardless of
price. Each lntrument is a model of
perfection. Each will, appeal at once
to the best posted player pianists.
Needless to say that most extraordi
nary concessions were offered' In order
to dispose of these costly pianos. All
question as to the proper title waa also
satifactorily disposed of. Now Eilers
Music House offers these Instruments
for sale. They are to be sold at a
lower price than these or similar fine
new player pianos will ever again be
obtainable. But terms are cash; no pay
ments. The high standing, the untarnished
reputation of these superb player
pianos would be severely Injured If the
actual sale prices were published. But
Eilers Music House stakes Its reputa
tion upon this statement, that these in
struments are now offered for sale for
less than any dealer In the country
has ever heretofore bought new player
pianos of such worth at .wholesale from
the factories direct.
. PRICES nCLl'DE ALL EXTRAS.
The prices at which we shall sacrifice
these instruments would be considered
low, very low. Indeed. If placed on ordi
nary pianos. Come prepared to buy for
8355.00 instruments for which ordinar
ily more than double this price would
be asked, and for as little as 8310.00 we
are in position to supply new guaran
teed right-up-to-the-minute latest
player pianos, which under ordinary cir
cumstances will not again be obtain
able for less than 8675.00. Everything
else for corresponding reductions.
Even at these low sale prices a very
complete and exchangeable library of
music rolls, which also Includes numer
competitors. Sergeant H. S. Pearson won
At the end of the surprise prize
match 15 men were tied at 10 bullseyes.
Five of these made 15. The final win
ner. Robert Spears, made 20 bullseyes
In succession. Second, was won by
Private J. F. Iaughlin, of Massachu
setts, an 18-year-old boy, with 19 suc
cessive bullseyes. Spears might have
made a more Imposing record as he quit
when assured of winning. Summary:
Governor's cup match won by Lieu
tenant Hawley, infantry, score 244 of
possible 250; Major P. A. Wolf, Infantry,
second; Sergeant C. Robinson. District
of Columbia, third.
Surprise fire match Robert Spears,
Infantry, won, score 50 plus 10 bulls
eyes; Private J. F. Laughlin, Massa
chusetts, second; Sergeant Newbold,
United States Engineers, third.
Individual revolver matches were
held this afternoon in which some high
scores were made.
WOUNDED SUSPECT DIES
Inquest to Be Held Today Over Man
Shot by Patrolman.
With the death at St Vincent's Hos
pital, early yesterday, of William Wal
ters, suspected highwayman, shot while
attempting to escape from Patrolman
Martin, investigation of the case has
been brought to a head, and a Coroner's
Inquest this afternoon will be the first
step In fixing the responsibility, wai
ters died from the effects of nearly a
score of punctures In his Intestines,
caused by a bullet from Martin's re
volver, rlchocheting from the sidewalk.
Detectives Hellyer and Howell have
bad the case under investigation and
assert that there is evidence to show
conclusively that Walters was a crim
inal. Whatever action is taken in tne
case 'of Patrolman Martin will follow
the finding of the Coroner's Jury.
. Arcanum Leaders Meet.
At noon yesterday the Past Regents'
Association of the Royal Arcanum held
a largely attended and enthusiastic
meeting in tbe ladles' dining-room of
the Commercial Club. The annual re
port of Charles A. Nelson, the secretary-treasurer,
showed the association
to be in an excellent condition.
Committees were appointed to make
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One tune ........lxe
eauie ad. two consecutive time ze
una ad. three eoosecutive times Joe
fcanie smb. six or aevea consecutive tiaaea. Me
'Itae sMs rates apply te advertisements
user - f w Today" and all other classUlca
Uoua except the following-!
bitoatiooa aml. MAle.
bituatloos V anted, remale.
I-or rent. Booms, Private Families.
Kooma and Board, Private Kamiltes.
Kate on tbe above elaaaUicaUoae Is 7
cents a line rsrh Insertion.
W hen one advertisement Is not ran la eoat
aerutive tseoea tbe one-time rate applies.
bix average words count aa one line ea
cash advertisements and no ad. counted
fur less tban two lines.
On 'chnrKed" advertisement charge will
be based, on the number of lines appearuxg
In tbe paper, resnrdiecm of tbe number of
words In each. line. Mlnlmnm charge, twe
Tbe Oregonian will accept classified ad
vertisement over the telephone, providing
tbe advertiser 1 subscriber to either
phone. No price will be quoted over the
phone, but bill will be rendered the follow
ing day. Whether subsequent advertise
ments will be accepted over tbe phone de
pends upon tbe promptness of payment of
telephone advertisements. titnmtlons Wasted
and Personal advertisement will not be ac
cepted over the telephone. Ordrr for on
Insertion nly will be accepted for "r'nml.
tare for Sale," "Business Opportunities."
Booming-bonse' and "Wanted to Bent."
Tbe Oregonian will not guarantee accuracy
or assume responsibility for error occurring
In telephoned advertisement.
The Oregonian will not be responsible for
more than one Incorrect Insertion of any
advertisement offered tor mar than
In "Jfew Todj all advertisement are
rharged by aaeaaore only, 14 line to the
Remittances annst accompany ant-of-town
Advertisements t receive proper classi
fication mast be In the Oree-onian office
before 10 o'clock at Bight, exoept Satarday.
dosing hoar for Tbe Sunder Oregonian -lll
be o'dork satardar nlgbt. The offiee will
be open until 11 o'clock P. M-. aa uaunl. nod
all ado. received too late for proper eiaasl
firntlon will be mat under h radios "To Late
to claaslfj." i
ous special soloist rolls will accompany
each instrument in this sale.
We shall not decline to sell these In
struments to any dealer, but the terma
are cash with order or cash within ten
days. No Instrument will be sold to
be shipped into territory where these
fine instruments are represented by
other piano merchants. An appro
priate bench of the popular combination
type, piano seat and player-piano bench
in one. will also accompany each In
strument sold. Delivery will be made
free of charge In the city or instrument
will be boxed and delivered at any de
pot or boat landing free of charge.
An unconditional money-back guar
antee will accompany each instrument
sold: In fact. If after 30 days trial
any Instrument In this sale does not
prove in every way satisfactory to the
buyer or In every way aa represented,
or It Is found that the same grade or
quality la obtainable elsewhere for less
money. In such event we will not only
agree to refund the money that has
been paid, but we shall add interest
thereto at the rate of aix per cent per
This Is positively the greatest piayer
piano buying opportunity that wa have
ever presented .or that ever can be pre
sented. Hence the above unprecedented
SOME ARE VERY ELABORATE.
There are thVee superb, largest-size,
most' extravagantly, designed and fin
ished orchestral grand soloist player
pianos in this sale, representing, as
stated before, the very acme of player
piano perfection. Values such as in
the regular retail way are indicated by
$12a5.00 and in one Instance at even
81450.00. There are also quite a num
ber of the plainer and somewhat
smaller-sixed Instruments valued usu
ally at 3725.00. Some as low as 3650.00,
all of them most beautiful tone qual
ity, durable, and complete "88-note"
player pianos, all accompanied with
music rolls and benches as stated
above. All are reduced so ldw In price
now that no one will hesitate to buy
Immediately because of cost. Do not
fall to see them alL
WILL BE TAKEN til ICKI.Y.
This sale as above will be held at
our city salesroom In the Eilers build
ing on Broadway at Alder street. Be
on hand early to secure choice. There
are forty-two instruments and no more.
At these astoundingly low prices we
know from experience that every one
of the valuable instruments will find
a quick buyer in short order. This Is
an opportunity that will never come
again. We know whereof we speak. If
not prepared 'to make complete cash
settlement make a deposit when select
ing the piano, and if balance can be
paid shortly it will be considered a
sate. In conclusion bear In mind that
Eilers Music House, the Nation's larg
est and most responsible musical in
strument merchants, guarantees every
statement and every representation
with reference to this hitherto unheard
of truly genuine slaughter. Buy one
of these player pianos now. You'll
never regret it-
preparations for the grand council,
which it is expected will be organized
The following- officers were elected:
President. Dr. Millard C Holbrook;
vice-president, C. H. Moore; secretary
treasurer, Charles A. Nelson. The ex
ecutive committee will be the present
sitting past regents of the ten coun
cils in the state.
Mala , A 10!.
Flanagan and Edward
Bedford and Winchester
Tbe Feis Trio
Winitlow and Duffy
t,ene Mailer Trio
WFEK AUCrST 18. Lottie Mayer. Diving
Queen, assisted by Vivian Marshall and Six
Water Nymphs. Tojettl A Bennett. Blni
berg. Marion A Day. Clayton and Lennle.
Alfredo Marschall, Billy Mann. Topular
Any Matinee Seat. 1
.HONS. G. MOLASSO
In l.a omnamnu:e '
MRS. BATTLING NELSON
Other Headline Arts t
COOLEST IN TOWN
A Joyous Musleal Hit. "Maloney Wed
ding." A elde-sptltttng comedy, interspersed
with late song aneeesses, elaborately staged
and eoatnnied. Tuesday night, Atbietlo
Contest. Kriday night, chorus Girls' Con
test. 11-1 res: Night, lie, 6c; matinee, asjr
tSixtta and Wuhlnrtoa Sta.
Open 11 A. M. t 11 P. -ML.
Perfect ventilation, fireproof. Programme.
Sunday to Wednesday : "Alkali Ike a Gal"
(Easanay comedy); "The Turning Point
(Pithe drama); "The Alibi" Kalemf
drama); aiait lennis. baritone; Karp'a Or
chestra. 10c Admission 10c
Attend The Oregon
Salem. September 29 to
' October 4, 1913
REDUCED KATES ON ALL
For Information Address
FRANK MEREDITH. Secretary
Car. Vaughn and Twestr-'onrtk Sta.
AUG l' ST IS, SO. 21, 22, 23, S
Game Begin Weekday at 1:15 P. M.
Sundays 2:30 P. M.
SADIES' DAY FRIDAY.
Boy Under 12 Free to Bleachers
TOO I-tTK TO CLASSIFY.
GIRL, for aeneral housework; must be good
rook, only two In family; no children.
Mrs. Jam. 740 Halsey St.