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THE MORXIXG OREGOXIAX. FRIDAY. AUGUST 29, 1913.
CANDY GIRLS TELL
OF STOLEN KISSES
Wife of San Francisco Store
keeper Takes Retinue Into
EMPLOYER CALLED 'FRESH'
Toung Women Obviously Against
Husband In Case--Mother-ln-Law,
Who Says She Lotm Him, la
Sarcastic " About It.
SAN FRANCISCO. Aug.'2S. (Special.)
Judge Trabucco's courtroom was
fairly Jammed with pulchritude today
when Annie McCay. followed by 15
"candy girls." entered the llsta as an
applicant for a divorce. George L. Mc
Cay. who owns five randy stores In San
Francisco and Oakland, came alone,
save for his lawyer, and It was easy
to see from the expressions of the girls
that they were all against him.
Several of them testified. In fact, that
he had tried to steal kisses, notwith
standing the fact that they were his
employes, and some went so far as to
say that he had affronted them. Mrs.
Katherlne Shoemaker, the defendant's
mother-in-law. alone said thai she loved
him-, but her tone was so obviously
Ironical that the wife's attorney asked
to have some note of her "tone of
voice" put Into the stenographer's rec
Wife Compelled to Work.
The wife testified that she had been
compelled to work IS hours a day
her husband's stores; that once she had
been forced to barricade the door
against him with the piano, and that
lie had broken In through the panel.
She declared also that he had called her
a dirty Dutch liar," because she had
said It was' only "after one" when she
came in from a dance, and had on one
occasion thrown her against the stove,
and on another hurled a razor In her
direction, to say nothing of a shoe.
The husband admitted the shoe and
even the razor, but Insisted that she
bad first thrown the shoe at him. He
told the court he had not struck her
with the shoe, because when throw
lng things at her he was always care
ful not to hit the mark. The razor, he
declared, he had thrown at the floor.
He also called attention to the fact
that he had made his wife a present of
one of his stores. "The Bear." at 211
Gift Saddled With Debt.
"Tes." admitted tbe wife. "He did
give it to me. It was a store with
more debts than it was worth."
Then she went on to tell about his
alleged misconduct with the beautiful
candy girls. The girls were soon al
lowed to speak for themselves.
Miss Edna Gough. who appears to
have for many years been the wife'!
friend, testified that McCay had paid
her unwelcome attentions at one of the
Oakland stores in 1S09.
"I slapped his face and knocked him
over," said the witness. "Then I told
his wife about it."
Miss Gough also told about McCay 's
making the wife "wait on the trade"
at the "Bear." cook his supper and try
to eat at the same time, "while he sat
Girl gays McCay Was Freak.
Miss Eva Dubois, another employe,
swore that one day in May, 1912, Mc
Cay "got fresh."
"It was about the first time I ever
met him." she said. "He asked me If
I could play the piano. I said yes. and
he showed me where the piano was.
Then be put his hand on my shoulders
and I started to scream. He grabbed
me and closed the door."
Miss Emily Clark declared that the
defendant had attempted to practice
his gay lothariolsms on 'her and had
tried to possess himself of a kiss, she
was bitter in her denunciation of her
PEACE PALACE DEDICATED
rContlnaed From First Psse.)
and has proved its deep appreciation
of your generosity by voting with Im
posing unanimity the funds necessary
to keep this temple always at the high
standard to which you enabled its con
structors to raise it."
Mr. and Mrs. Carnegie were both pre
sented to Queen Wilhelmlna, vho dec
orated Mr. Carnegie with the grand
cross of the Order of Orange Nassau.
The Palace of Peace as completed
does not represent any precise style
of architecture, but it is regarded by
architects as one of the most Impres
sive of modern buildings to be seen In
Europe. Rectangular in shape, it forms
roughly a square of 85 yards by 86
yards, and incloses a beautiful formal
garden. On three sides the building
constitutes the Courthouse and on the
fourth or west side are the quarters
of the library. The facade of the sec
ond floor is adorned with statues,
the figures representing Science, Agri
culture, Art, Navigation, Commerce,
Industry, Conscience, Eloquence. Will
Force, Study, Authority, Humanity,
Constancy and Wisdom.
Four Bleat Boaored by Bnatsw
The main windows of the great court
are guarded by statues of Justice and
Law, and over the central gable above
the main entrance stands a figure of
Peace, her hands resting on tbe hilt of
a sheathed sword, around which are
swathed scrolls. Just below, over the
corridor, stand two lions.
The statuary, hovsrver, is not con
fined to the symbolic Four men have
been honored by busts. These are
Hugo Grotlus, who has been called the
pioneer of international law: King Ed
ward VIT, Sir Randall Cremer and
William T. Stead, the English writer
and peace leader who perished in ths
Titanic The bust of Cremer was the
gift of the International Arbitration
Within all that modern art and skill
could .do to symbolize the purpose of
the palace has been devoted to the
decoration. The grand marble stair
case which forms the main entrance
is illuminated from a group of stained
glass windows, showing Peace shedding
rays of light on Art and Science. Land
and Sea. Commerce and Industry; while
to the left and light are other stained
glass windows depleting the ancient
horrors of War. and above them are
companion panels of Terror and Death.
Great Cnrt Is Impoalac
The great court Is an imposing hall,
about 74 feet long by 40 feet in width
and rising to the full height of the
palace. It will accommodate about S00
persons. At the rear, facing the bench
or presiding officers' stand, is an
enormous arched stained-glass window.
To one side of it is a draped figure
of Justice bearing a sword, and to
the other Truth surveying her naked
ness in a mirror. Over the throne is
a huge oil painting, a gift of France.
To the left of tbe great hall are the
arched galleries for the us of the
public The walla are paneled with
oak and the celling Is of embossed
oak in wonderful designs.
- la addition to the great Hall of Jus-
tica and the Library are numerous
apartments for the Judges, hung with
tapestries of old Dutch style, rooms
for counsel and many parlors. One
of the most Imposing of all the cham
bers is that assigned to the Admin
istrative Council, which is composed of
all the foreign ministers credentialed to
The Hague. This wonderful room is
paneled with rosewood and satlnwood
and hung with Japanese cartoons and
embroidered silks. There are the rooms
also for the president of the court,
the secretary-general and his assistant,
and numerous handsome reception
rooms, all adorned with oil paintings
and ornamented with carvings in rare
Materials From Maay Cosmtrlea.
The building materials of the Pence
Palace came from many countries. The
brick, which Is the chief component,
came from the famous fields near Ley
den, while the hard white sandstone
used for - trimming is from French
quarries, and the wood used for floor
ing and paneling Is largely from Aus
tria. The granite constituting the base
of the walls was presented by the
Governments of Norway and Sweden.
The Italian government presented the
marble which decorates the Interior of
the corridors, and the grand marble
staircase is a gift from the city of
The -Hague. The stained-glass win
dows are the gifts of the Dutch gov
ernment and Great . Britain: while
France has sent not only the great
painting which Is the most striking
decoration of the great hall, but many
of the tapestries and minor decorations.
There are vases of precious materials
from Russia, Hungary and Austria, and
groups of statuary In marble and
bronze which ornament the first land
ing of the great staircase are the gifts
of the United Stares. The beautiful
rosewood and satlnwood paneling of
the administrative council chamber
came from China and Japan. Rare
woods from San Salvador are used to
line many of the chambers.
Turkey's gift Is a wonderful carpet
which, as one writer has said. Is "i
gift symbolic of. his fate, to be trod
den under foot of man." The clock
In the great tower la Swltzerlad's trib
ute, and the beautiful wrought-lron
grill work of the main entrance was
presented by Belgium. The gift of
Germany la the great front entrance to
the ground, consisting of walls and
handsome wrought-lron gates.
M WAGED ON FEVER
DISEASE OP HIGH ALTITUDES IS
FOCXD IX OREGOX.
Sate and Government Health Offi
cers Co-operating to Stamp Out
Oregon's assistance has been enlist
ed by the United States Government
In combatting mountain fever, and Dr.
Calvin White, state health officer, has
just returned from his first trip Into
the part of Oregon where the disease
Mountain fever, also called spotted
fever, is a disease which results from
the bites of ticks, and Is prevalent
only in high altitudes. Until within
a year or so ago, it was hardly noted
on the health records of Oregon, but
as the northeast corner of the state
has become more thickly populated the
disease has appeared.
The Government Is about. to prepare
a card index system for use of Fed
eral and state authorities In helping
stamp out the disease. The portion
of the state visited by Dr. White In
cluded Cove, in Union County, and
parts of Wallowa and Malheur Coun
ties. The state health officer found
that there have been four deaths in
Oregon this year from mountain fever.
Two of these were children. The fever
Is prevalent only during the hot sea
son. Although mountain fever Is as old
as the mountains. It hitherto has not
attracted the attention of tbe Oregon
and Washington health officials. Dr.
White reports that the "storm cen
ter" of the fever appears to be in
Montana, where considerable trouble
haa been experienced this Summer, by
the . health authorities In combatting
Dr. White's report will be mailed to
Washington. It is predicted that by
another Summer the state and National
Government will be able to reduce the
disease to a minimum.
Company E Has Reunion.
At a reunion and booster meeting
of Company E. Third Regiment, Oregon
National Guard, at the Armory last
night enthusiasm ran high and a num
ber of yoing men were recruited. The
full strength of the company attended
the meeting, which resolved Itself Into
a smoker and watermelon feast. Talks
were made by Captain Schumacher and
other officers of the company, which
had a strong influence in gaining the
HAVE GLORIOUS OUTING
Trip on River Steamer Gatzert and Big Time at Hood River Given Boys"
and Girls' Aid Society Wards.
BY 71 little wards of the Boys and
Girls' Aid Society of Portland yes
terday will be remembered as one
wonderful, happy and thrilling day
through all their Uvea.
As guests of President Young, of
the North Bank Road, they .went to
Hood River in the morning on the
steamer Bailey Gatzert a really, truly
ride in a real steamboat. And there
they were feasted, and petted, and
taken for rides in chugging autos by
the big-hearted folks of that place,
who all. seemed to think everything of
children, until for once In their empty
little lives there was nothing more to
be desired not a thing in the world,
not even Christmas.
To say nothing of the treat of a ride
on tbe river, there was Ice cream and
cake aboard the boat on tbe way up.
five gallons of it. which Is enough even
for 71 ice-cream hungry youngsters.
When you haven't tasted Ice cream in
a long, long time, you have no idea
of the delightful, thrllly feel of It
as It trickles down your throat.
When the boat reached Hood River
at 1:30 o'clock, there waa a big dele
gation down at the landing. Mrs.
Charles Castener was there with mem
bers of the Women's Club, of which
she is president. So waa Truman But
ler, banker; E. L. Smith, apple grower,
and a host of other men and women.
They bundled the kids into autos as
fast as a-body could bundle and
whisked 'em up to the Courthouse
Square, where a wonderful spread waa
"Now, dears." said the women, "bless
your hearts, sit right down and eat.
Just fill up!"
. And did they eat? Did they?' Just
ask 'era! They ate till their small
tummies were like to burst and then
they still kept eating. Many of those
women had children of their own. and
they know Just what m kid likes. Som
of tha smallest of the little ones, aged
three, had to be helped a bit with
their knives and forks and spoons, but
the larger ones, ranging all the way
up to 18, and didn't need any help. Not
Best of all. the Hood River folks
took such a liking to the youngsters
that W. T. Gardner, superintendent of
of the society for 20 years, was fairly
LEADERS AGREE OH
Added Levy on Big Fortunes
Heads Off Threatened In
surgency in Senate.
ISSUE GOES INTO CAUCUS
Revision to Apply to Ail Sums Above
$20,000 a Tear, and Will Ran
Tp to 10 Per Cent on
WASHINGTON. Aug. 28. An insur
gent movement among Democratic
Senatora that threatened to break
party lines on the Income tax was
was headed off by the leaders today
by an agreement to revise the tariff
bill so s to levy a heavier tax on the
incomes from large fortunes.
It is understood that Democratic
leaders have agreed to a revision of
the Income tax section, so that the ex
tra tax on incomes of more than
8100.000 will be 6 per cent, with an
increase reaching 10 per cent on In
comes of a half-million dollars.
Th hill an It now stands provides
for a S per cent tax above 8100.000.
The present rates on Incomes between
120,000 and 1100,000 also will be In
creased. The insurgent leaders began with a
demand for a party conference and
claimed the support of J7 Democratic
Senatora of the 60 In the Senate in
support of an increase in the tax. They
finally agreed to withdraw their de
mand for a special cauoua. but the
question will be taken up In a party
caucus tomorrow or Saturday.
Ineffectual attempts were made re
peatedly by Republicans to amend the
Income tax provisions. An amendment
by Senator Norris to allow an exemp
tion of 1500 for each minor child, in
stead of limiting the exemption to two
children, was defeated. 24 to 37. An
other by Senator Dolge to substitute
"dependent" for "minor" children also
was promptly voted down.
LANE IS SEEKIXG .CONVERTS
Oregon Senator Worts for Borah's
Income Tax Plan.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash,
ina-ton. Aua 28. Senator Lane, of Ore
gou. Is conducting an active campaign
among the Democrats of the senate in
the hope of inducing them to accept an
amendment to the income tax feature
of the tariff bill similar to the amend
ment offered by Senator Borah, of Ida
ho. After brief discussion, the Borah
amendment was voted on and the Dem
ocrats, following their caucus rule, vot
ed against it, it not having been ap
proved by the finance committee. When
the roll call was complete It was found
that ten "standpat" Republicans, In
cluding Penrose, Gallinger, Smoot,
Lodge and Root, had voted with the
Senator Lane was quick to detect
this fact, and as soon as he found
ten "standpat" Republicans lining up
with the Democrats he concluded there
was sometning wrong with the Demo
cratic stand. Within a few minutes he
found 12 Democratic . Senators who
agreed with' him that the Democrats
could not afford to let that record
stand against them, and at their united
appeal Chairman Simmons agreed to
have Senator Borah's amendment con
sidered by the Democratic caucus at
an early hour today and to let the
caucus determine whether or not it is
advisable, as Senator Borah proposes,
to Increase the rate of sur-tax on large
Incomes above the rate now imposed
by the Democratic bill.
The 18 Democrats who united In this
request are inclined to favor Senator
Borah's amendment, with possibly some
modifications, and it Is their, hope that
the caucus after further consideration
will reach this conclusion.
Senator Lane having made the Ini
tial move to have this question re
ferred back to the caucus, haa been
busy today with his Democratic col
leagues arousing their interest In Bo
rah's proposal or some similar read
justment. He personally believes Bo-
rah'a idea is well-founded, and thinks
the sur-tax feature of the pending bill
should be changed to increase the tax
on large Incomes, but Is not prepared
at this time to commit himself abso
besieged by people who wanted to
adopt some of them. He said that as
a result of that trip alone perhaps as
many as a dozen of the children would
be taken into the homea of Hood River
piople who want them as their own
After dinner the autos came around
again, and this time it waa for a trip
about the town first, and then Into
the country up the West Side. Just
before they started, one small girl who
had been as quiet aa a mouse looked
as mum aa Superintendent Gardner.
"Please, may we yell?" she lisped.
"Bless you. yes! Yell all you like."
said he. " And the chorus of "Hi's!"
and "Whee's!" that rose - from 71
throats after ' that would have done
your heart good. There's nothing
like yelling for a growing child.
Wherever they went through the
town and up the famous apple-growing
valley the people seemed to be wait
ing for them. They stood out In front
of their houses and waved handker
chiefs and yelled back. Aa they
whizzed past many of the orchards
men and women would come out with
buckets chuck abrim with apples or
plums or peaches. They dumped them
right into the autos.
At one place a farmer came out.
stopped one of the autos and took all
the children into the yard for a drink
of milk. He made them drink all they
could of It. He said it would make
their cheeks red.
After the West Side had been ex
plored the children went for a short
spin on the East Side and then it was
time for the boat. Aa they went back
to the Courthouse square again an
other Jolly aurprise was in store. The
women stopped two autos. loaded them
full of cakes and fruits and other
goodies from the dinner and sent them
to the boat for the kids to take home
It was a subdued and sleepy party
that got back to Portland on the Gat
zert at 10:30 o'clock last night. 'with
many a nodding little bead. But If
you had asked 'em who was the great
est man on earth, there wasn't a one
of them that wouldn't have waked up
long enough to say: "Mr. Young, and
Mr. Butler and Mr. Smith and and
all tha Hood River men. and women
And then happy slumber.
lutely to the rates proposed by Sen
Senator Lane is hopeful that the cau
cus.' after considering this question
fully, wtll accept his view and report
out a Democratic amendment along
the' line suggested by Senator Borah.
Senator Lanes activities today have
convinced many Democratic Senators
that they are on unsafe ground when
they support a proposal that Is accept,
ed and defended by the "standpat" Re
publicans of the Senate.
On this peculiar issue. Senator Lane
calls attention to the fact that all the
"standpatters" who voted with the
Democras - to defeat Borah's amend-
men are rich men and would be direct
ly affected should any advance In rate
of sur-tax be made by the Senate.
Senator Chamberlain is one of the
recruits in Senator Lane's camp, having
Joined in urging reconsideration when
Senator Lane made plain the predica
ment in which the Democratlo major
Ity placed itself by Ita record vote.
LAXE HOPEFUL OF SUCCESS
Plan Like That of Borah's Seems
Certain to Be Adopted.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
lngton, Aug. 88. Senator Lens's cam
paign among Democratlo Senators to
bring about amendment to the income
tax provision of the tariff bill increas
ing tax ' on large incomes today
reached a point where success seems
Senator Lane tonight declared his
conviction that a satisfactory amend
ment would be authorised by the Dem
ocratlc caucua and that rates would be
so advanced that Republican "stand
patters" would not again vote with
the Democrats. Open revolt by Sen
ator Vardaman today was the first
public indication of Democratic dlssat
lsfactlon with the bill as it now
stands, but there are many other Dem
ocrats who will not again vote for
Income tax rates as they stand at
In fact It Is asserted that a substan
tial majority of the Democratlo caucus
sices with Senator Lane and in view
of this fact a change along the lines
proposed by Senator Borah Is likely to
be made before the bill la brought up
for a final vote.
ROAD EXPERT APPOINTED
S. C. LANCASTER TO BE COX
Work on Portion of Colombia River
Will Be Resumed at Once
by State Convicts.
As predicted In Wednesday's issue
of The Oregonian. the County Commis
sioners yesterday made an order. Com
missioner Llghtner dissenting, appoint
Ing Samuel C. Lancaster good roads
expert. Consulting Engineer on Coun
ty Roads for a period of not less than
Under the arrangement with Mr.
Lancaster his salary will be 1150 a
month for a third of his time, and If
additional services are required of him
he will be compensated proportionate
Mr. Lancaster's services will be uti
lized not only In the construction of
the Columbia River highway tPort-land-Hood
River scenic road along the
Columbia River), but also in connec
tion with roads in all parts of the
The appointment of an expert was
recommended by the County Hignwar
Advisory Board, consisting of W. W.
Cotton, C. S. Jackson, W. B. Fechhelm
er, Samuel Hill and A. S. Benson.
Work on a nortion of the Columbia
River Highway, whioh already has
been graded iV, miles east from La-
tourell Falls, is to be taken up at
The next step will be the relocating
of the present steep-graded road from
Chantecler Inn to Latourell Falls.
The relocated road will wind around a
natural amphitheater in loops, taking
three miles of road to cover a distance
which is only three-fourths of a mile
In an air line.
The countv has appropriated $180.-
000 out of this year's road funds to be
expended on the Hood River road, and
work Is to be carried on vigorously. J.
B. Small, County Road Superintendent,
is to be in actual charge on the ground.
Convict camps are to be established.
Their number and exact locations have
not been definitely determined yet with
the exception that they will be where
there Is difficult work in short
stretches, the idea being to minimize
as far as possible the number of
HIGHWAY AIDES TO MEET
Fonr Counties to Be Represented at
Vlnoi prnffmnta for the first an
nual convention of the Columbia High
way Association at Gearhart Sunday
and . Monday have been made. Clat
mrn f'nliimhio T ii f n nm n h and 'Wash
ington Counties will Join hands In a.
great effort tor Detter nignways, me
inaf state election having made pos
sible the bonding: of counties for this
Among .the advocates of good roads
wL-hr. will addresa th convention are
County Judge C E. Judd, of Clatsop
County; County Judge W. A, Haines.
r, . ri lii m Vi t a fnuntv: TV. 12. Reasoner. of
Washington County: Circuit Judge T. J.
Cleeton and county commissioner
Rufus Holman, of Multnomah.
The convention will have a thorough
Cl.l. ..AimtV Tl nrA-
clnct bonding and road work. Indica
tions point to great enthusiasm irom
points all down the river.
$35 IS LEFT BY THIEF
Uninvited Visitor Takes 970 From
Suitcase In East Side Home.
A considerate thief was the man
who yesterday entered the home of
Mrs. C. F. Stewart, of 62 East Davis
street, and took $70 from a suitcase
belonging to her, for he left In the
suitcase some 133 additional which was
with the rest of the money and would
not easily have been overlooked.
Mrs. Stewart, who Is away from
home most of the day, returned to find
the room rifled, but a full third of her
money left. She was unable to furnish
Detectives Mallett and Price with any
clew to the probable thief.
Man's Citizens hip Doubted.
John Speed Smith, of Seattle, chief
naturalization examiner for the North,
western States, has been written to by
County Clerk Coffey regarding Isaac
Meyer, an aged Portland man who con
tends that he Is a citizen because he
came here In 18S5 while the state was
still a territory. Mr. Meyer took out
his first papers In 1859, tbe year Oregon
was admitted to the Union. Mr. Coffey
does not think the man la right In his
belief, but is communicating with Mr.
Smith Just to make certain.
' Longshoreman Is Injured.
Bert Gibson, a longshoreman, was
taken from the steamer Omega to St.
Vincent's Hospital yesterday, suffer
ing from severe bruises and abrasions
on the right side of his body. At the
hospital it was said that his injuries
were sot of a fatal character.
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BRUNN & CO.
RULES (JOT CHANGED
New York Yacht Club Sticks
. to Deed of Gift.
CONDITIONS MADE PUBLIC
First Event to Be to Windward 30
Miles, Second Over Equilateral
Triangle, and Third Same as
First; Llpton Plea fnbeard.
NEW YORK. Aug. 2S. The New York
Yacht Club tonight made public the
conditions agreed upon between It and
the Royal Ulster Yacht Club, repre
senting Sir Thomas Upton, to govern
tne races in September of next year
between an American defender and Sir
Thomas' Shamrock TV. The state
ment was made as to the probable di
mensions of the contending craft.
ine rules, as announced, do not dif
fer materially from those under which
the last races for the America's cup
were sailed. Starting Thursday, Sep
tember 10, 1914. the races will be
sailed on Thursdays. Saturdays and
Tuesdays, until a winner of the cup Is
Time Limit la Fixed.
Should the- Shamrock IV. the chal
lenger, be detained by weather or
other cause from reaching here in time,
she will be given time for fitting out
after her arrival, but the first race
must, under the rules, be started not
later than September 15. The first
will be 0 miles to windward, the sec
ond over an equilateral triangle and
the third similar to the first. If
fourth and fifth races are necessary to
determine the winner they are to be
sailed respectively aa were the second
and first races. The races are to be
started from the Sandy Hook lightship.
The challenger must name at least
one week before the first race what
vessel Is to race for the cup. The sys
tem of measurement, time allowances
and racing rules of the New York
Yatcbt Club as they exist shall govern
the races, unless Inconsistent with the
provisions of the agreement between
CablearrasM Are Exehasce.
Cablegrams and lettera made public
tonight from the Royal Ulster Yacht
Club informed the American Yacht
"Sir Thomas understands and annre
elates the grounds on which the New
York Yacht Club desires to keen alive
the fight and defend with a yacht of
greater length than a challenger, but
he is convinced that a right so opposed
to the best interests of this important
event., will not be exercised by your
In reply the New York Yacht Club
reiterated that it "would not accede
to the question that the challenge club
connected in any manner, directly or
indirectly, be conceded the right to
determine the power or size of the
defending vessel, so long as she came
within the extreme limits aet forth in
the deed of gift."
The Royal Ulster Yacht Club in re
ply disclaimed any wish to Impose
upon the New York Yacht. Club condi
tions opposed to those already agreed
and 4Igned by Sir Thomas.
PENSION WIDOWS VISITED
Judge Gatens Uses Available Time
Learning of Condition..
Juvenile Judge Gatens passed yester
day afternoon visiting widows who
have been granted pensions. Accord
ing to Peter Mcintosh, chief probation
officer of the court, the Judge Is utiliz
ing his evenings In the same occupation
and intends to visit every one of about
100 .widows who have been allowed
pensions. The Judge's object is to fa
miliarize himself wltb conditions first
Yesterday the "case" committee rec
ommended the granting of more pen
sions, as follows: Mrs. Hattie Craw
ford, East 28th and Alberta, streets.
813.50; Matilda Ruks, 902 North Leon
ard street. $25; Lena Spady, 536 Beech
street. $10; Rosetta Morris. 417 North
Seventy-fourth street. 817.50.
Other applications previously passed
upon favorably by the committee were
allowed by Judge Gatens as follows:
Agnes Ar Schmltz, $17.50; Martha EL
Mitchell. 810; Addie Gold foot, $25: Mary
Wilkinson, $17.50; Christina Freauf,
$17.60, and Bessie EL Ruscoe, $10.
LATER PAYMENTS URGED
WILL K. KIXG WOULD LIGHTEX
BCKDEXS OF SETTLEKS.
Chief Counsel of Reclamation Serv
ice Visits Numerous Irriga
That some system should be devised
to postpone the first payments of set
tlers on Government reclamation
projects until after the land has be
gun to produce and that their burdens
should otherwise be lightened. Is the
opinion of Will R. King, ex-Justice of
the Oregon Supreme Court, now chief
counsel for the United States Reclama
tion Service, after having seen a half
dozen of the largest reclamation
projects In the West and having talked
to the water users concerning their
Judge King arrived in Portland yes
terday from Salem, where he bad been
on business relating to hla work.
"The policy of the Administration."
said Judge King, "is to attend to the
development of the various projects as
rapidly- as money becomes available
and to make It as easy as possible for
bona fide settlers to make homes."
Judge King also Is a member or tne
Reclamation Commission, a body of
five men whose duty it Is to look after
all reclamation projects and the wel
fare of the settlers thereon.
Leaving Washington August 14,
Judge King first visited Scotts Bluff,
in Nebraska; Denver, the Grand Val
ley project; the Provo, Utah, project,
and the Truckee-Carson project In
Judge King will remain In Portland
a few days and on his way East ex
pects to stop at Hermlston and inter
view the water-users on the Umatilla
projects and will visit the Minidoka
project of Idaho and other projects in
that state and Montana.
RUNAWAY WAITS IN VAIN
Fleeing Wife Appeals to Police to
Find Her Hoboing: Affinity.
When Joseph Capp failed to appear
at the Union Station last night, Mrs.
Hilda Egberg, a Seattle matron, whose
husband is at Cherrygrove, Or, went to
the police station to make inquiries as
to whether he had been arrested.
Mrs. Egberg. who made no secret
that she was running sway from her
husband and three children, said that
she was In love with Capp, an Italian.
When Mrs. Egberg left Seattle Capp
was without funds and she advised him
to "hobo" to Portland and meet her
here. Sh gave him $3 for expenses,
Detectives Mallett and Price, who
were at the station on another case,
made Inquiries, but failed to find the
Italian among the hobos in tbe freight
Grills and Cafes
OFFICIAL STILL MISSING
EFFORTS TO FIND A. FLEISCH
No Shortage Found in Hnrried Ex
amination of Accounts of
STEVENSON, Wash.. Aug. 28. (Spe
cial.) Despite tnorough search, noth
ing has been learned concerning the
whereabouts of County Treasurer A.
Klelschhauer, who mysteriously disap
peared two weeks ago and who has
not been seen by friends since he vis
ited the office of Frederick A. Krlbs,
It is the opinion of a few that he has
met with foul play, but tbe large ma
jority of the people here are of the
opinion that his disappearance was de
liberately planned. One report is to
the effect that he has likely taken
passage for Germany, where he will
urdoubtedly remain. Others say that
he has stated that he had had a splen
did offer to sell wagons in South Amer
ica for a German firm and that when
he could he would accept It and it
would be useless to look for him after
Sheriff Gray says that all efforts
made by the Eagles and Oddfellows, as
well as by his office, had failed to lo
cate the missing man. His books have
been checked over by the county au
thorities, under the assistance of Dep
uty Treasurer John Wachter. and no
shortage has been detected. When the
County Commisssloners meet next
Tuesday it is thought that the stats
examiner will be requested to expert
combined with that ele
ment of perfect attention,
so essential in all depart
ment? of strictly com
mercial banks, are some
of tbe requirements to
which this bank consist
Third and Oak Sts.
Resources over $13,000,000