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TIIE atORNING OREGONIAN.-SATURDAY, AUGUST 30,-1913.
OUTPUT OF LUMBER
WILL BE CURTAILED
West Coast Association Mem
bers Agree to- Produce
30 MILLS IN AGREEMENT
Action Means Production in Xorth
- west Will Be Reduced 50,000,000
Fteet Ially Tor 9 O Days Mar
ket Given as ' Cause.
ABERDEEN, TVuk, Aug. . (Spe
cial.) Curtailment of the output ot
mills holding membership 8S 1- '
cent for 90 days, and possibly longer,
was voted by .the West Coast Lumber
man's Association in session, her tot
day. It is effective Monday. September
1. The vote was affirmed by repre
sentatives of mora than 30 ' mills in
Seattle, Tacoma, Portland and inter
mediate country, and the Grays Harbor
and Willapa districts.
The action means a curtailment of
about JO. 000. 000 feet sv day if the en
tire membership .obey the vote, and
it is declared that mills not repre
sented at today's meeting are perfect
ly willing; to meet this condition.
. The lumber market was deoiared to
be in worse shape than ever In the
history of the Northwest. The curtail
ment has been planned for some time.
Already association mills have- mads
curtailment representing; at least 3,000,
000 feet a day by cutting; the working
day from ten to eight hours. Opinion
that not lons-er than days'-curtail
ment will be necessary was vsflced, buff
members declared themselves willing
to extend the period Indefinitely if nec
essary. The curtailment will cut down the
Grays Harbor output 25,000,000 feet a
month. The system of decreasing the
output was left to mills individually.
It is probable that most plants will
run four days a week. r '
Aside from the business session, the
lumbermen heard a number of ad
The mills represented are: Donovan
Lumber Company, Grays Harbor Com
, mercial Company, Aberdeen Lumber &
Shingle Company, Slade Lumber Com
pany, American Mill, Anderson A Mid
dleton, Aberdeen; Northwester Sc Na
tional Lumber & Box Companies, Ho
qulam: ' Seattle dumber Company.
"Washington Cedar & - Fir Company,
Grand Rapids Veneer Works. Wilcox.
Pech & Hughes. Berlin Manufacturing
Works. Bay Lumber Company, - Atlas
Lumber Company, Echwayer Nettleton
Company. Seattle: Sheridan Lumber
Company. Portland; St. Paul & Tacoma
Lumber Company. Dempaey Lumber
Company, Tacoma Mill Company, Puget
Mill Company, Tacoma; the Bloedel
Donovan Lumber Company, the Wil
lapa Lumber Company, Raymond;
North Bend Lumber Company. North
Bend; E. K. Bishop Lumber Company,
Montesano: the Eastern Railway &
Lumber Company, Centralis: Doty
Lumber & Shingle Company, Doty.
MOTHER PLEADS FOR. BOY
. Seattle Prisoner Identified as Mem
- ber of Southern Family.
SEATTLE, Wash., Aug. 29. (Spe
cial.) "Bill Jones" and "James Wil
son," who pleaded guilty In the Su
perior Court to the charge of stealing
-34, have been' Identified through the
efforts of Judge Everett Smith as Earl
Bentley and Harry Bennett, two men
of good family in Los Angeles. In
answer to a note to Bentley's mother
in Los Angeles the court received
plea for mercy from her that may not
be without effect when sentence Is
pronounced tomorrow. The mother said.
"There never was a better boy than
Earl. About four years ago he was
.sick with typhoid fever and since then
be has been a changed boy; nervous
and restless and extremely uneasy. He
does not seem to get over it; I do not
believe he is responsible.
"He will be 20 years old October 20;
my pretty little boy, my favorite of all,
and there are six. God knows I would
- come to him. but there is no money to
be bad. Please do not send him to
the penitentiary. It would ruin his life.
I beg you to be merciful to the poor
boy, far from home, out of work and
in bad company."
BOY IS KILLED BY : AX
Marion Evans Bleeds to Death. Half
Hour After Accident.
EUGENE. Or, Aug. 29. (Special.)
Marlon Evans, 16-year-old son of John
Evans, was killed this morning shortly
after 10 o'clock on the farm ot his
uncle, E. O. Palmer, 17 miles from Eu
gene, when a double-bit ax blade flew
off the handle and struck young Evans,
severing the femoral artery. The boy
lost consciousness almost Immediately
and bled to death within a half hour.
The ax was in the hands of Evans
companion. . x-
The father, who had just returned
from the East and had not seen his
boy for over six weeks, accompanied
by a doctor, rushed to the boy's side.
"I'm pretty badly cut," said the boy
bravely,, tightening his lips before
lapsing Into unconsciousness.
Marlon Evans, the boy killed, was a
paper-carrier for a Eugene paper. He
was popular among the' other carrier
boys, and they have been selected to
serve as pallbearers at their compan
ion's funeral. ';A -
BLAME FOR DEATH FIXED
Coroner's Jury Holds Street Railway
Company Responsible. -
Responsibility for the death of Ed
ward Wachter, who died eight hours
after his wagon was struck by a street
car at the golf links about 5 o'clock
Wednesday evening, was placed on the
Portland Railway, Light & Power Com
pany by a, Coroner's jury yesterday.
Wachter, who drove a wagon for the
Mount Hood Brewery, was returning
to Portland from the Waverly Hunt
Club andwas at Golf Links when a
car, the crew of which did not see
him because of brush beside the road,
struck the wagon. He was taken to
St. Vincent's Hospital. The body was
sent to Chicago, 111, by Dunning
McEntee, " ,
SECRETARIES WANT GAME
Army and Nary Football Directors
Are Summoned to Washington.
WASHINGTON. Aug. i. It took Sec
retary Daniels and Acting Secretary ot
War Breckenrtdge only a few min
utes to decide after they got in con
ference today to take a band in the
settlement of the question as to wheth
er there is to be' an Army-Navy foot
ball game. After a brief conference
they announced that they would ask
the directors of the respective acad
emy athletic associations to come to
Washington Wednesday .to discuss the
situation. Both Army and Navy offi
cers here expressed the belief that
the game would played as usuaL It is
pointed out that several times in past
years similar situations have arisen
and that an agreement was finally
Secretary Daniels received -a tele-;
gram from Secretary Garrison approv
ing the proposed conference.
A statement regarding the cancella
tion of the annual Army-Navy football
game was Issued this afternoon by the
executive committee of the Navy Ath
letic Association. -
"The Navy's attitude throughout,".
according to the statement, "baa been a
willinzness to play the game at any
point approximately midway between
Annapolis and west roint, wnere a
reasonable number of seats could be
provided. Franklin field came nearest
to fulfilling these needs."
Referring to the Army's refusal to
play on Franklin field, Philadelphia,
because of the limits of Its capacity,
the Navy committee says:
"While the conditions of Franklin
field are not ideal, there Is no other
place where conditions of transporta
tion from the two academies being
approximately equal, anything like an
adequate seating capacity can be pro
vided. The University of Pennsylvania
agreed to furnish 100 more seats to
Ah a4imw fit v i hfnraH
The Navy committee's reply to
the - Army's suggestion, that the
game be played atj the polo
grounds. New Tork, was that
"there seemed no justification for ask
ing the Midshipmen to, spend It hours
en route during the day, when the
West Point cadets would spend only
about lour Hours.
REQUESTS ABE DENIED
PORTLAND ARCHITECTS NOT TO
- BID OX POSTOFFICE.
Invitation Extended by Secretary of
Treasury Is Withdrawn by -.
. Portland architects who had been In
vlted to participate in the compete
Uon for plans for the new postofflce
building have been notified by Secre
tary of the Treasury McAdoo "that the
Invitations have been withdrawn. Ac
cording to a statement Issued yesterday
by Architects Whitehouse & Foullhoux,
Lawrence & Holford and Doyle & Pat
terson, these firms will not be permit
ted to submit drawings because they
had sent a request to Secretary McAdoo
for a modification of, certain provisions
of the tentative building programme.
Bliss & Faville, of San Francisco;
John Russell Pope, of New York, and
J.H. Friedlander, of New Tork, also
have been eliminated fronr the compe
tition lor the same reason, it is de
clared. Clinton & Russell, of New
York, the seventh firm who had been
invited to submit drawings, did not
request' a change In the programme
outlined by Secretary McAdoo, and it
Is said will be the only architect, out
side of the Government designers, to
The statement Issued yesterday by
the Portland architect follows:
The Secretary of the Treasury did not see
fit to answer the requests of the competi
tor or to grant a hearing, but after consld
erable delay, during which the competitor
nave been steadily worklns on the problem,
wired that the invitation- had been with
The United 8tates Government in the past
has seen 'fit to follow the lines of a definite
code of competition which has -been ap
proved by all reputable architects in the
United States, and calls for a Jury of
award, made up of experts, competent to
analyse and- determine the merits of the
designs submitted. Ths action of the See
retaryof the Treasury will apparently de
prive the Portland competition from being
participated in by the best architectural
talent In the country.
During an Investigation held by a House
committee, it was proven that the office of
the supervising architect cost the Govern
ment considerably more than 0 per cent
and for this monumental class of work, a
0 per cent tee has been considered minimum
by the best architects in the United States,
whom the United States Government has
seen fit to entrust with its work.
In view of past experiences, the competi
tors request of the Secretary of the Treas
ury that be call to his assistance a Jury of
award, as a protection botn to mm and to
the competitors. Unless the terms of the
programme are materially modified, since
the Secretary of the Treasury has gone on
record as apparently not being willing to
meet the present competitors In their re
quests. It will be Impossible tor the com
petition to secure tneceit architectural tal.
ent la the country.
HOUGHTON'S BODY IS FOUND
Recovery Made Xear Spot Where
Drowning Occurred Sunday.
The body of Charles ("Chick") Hough
ton, of 625 Twentieth street, was found
late yesterday near the place where he
was drowned Sunday, and was brought
to Portland last night. It was- taken
to the Holman - undertaking parlors.
Funeral arrangements have not yet
Houghton fell from the bow of a
launch which be was trying to guide
through the entrance of the breakwater
at Burlington Sunday. Mrs. Houghton,
whom "Chick'' married some months
ago when ha broke a parole from the
penitentiary to go to California, came
to Portland Tuesday to assist the aged
parents of ber husband. . v
-rawer Germans emigrated to other lands
last year than in any year since the forma
tion of tne empire in 101.1, uie huuuim
leaving the fatherland being 18, Mo.
MEMBEES OF YAMHILL COUNTY VETERAN ASSOCIATION AT
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H-j IIOU ait-Kb: ARK ALL V tCTKIt A JSS. OF THE CIVII, W AR, EICEPT TWO SPANISH WAR VET
ElUJiS. AKD oyUS EX-SAILOR, WHO IERVEO OS THE BATTLESHIP OREGO J VST PRIOR TO
THK SPAMSH.AMERICAM WAR.
Sale Opens. This
308 Washington St. -
Yamhill County Veterans End
Two Days' Session.
OLD SOLDIER RAPS I. W. W.
Spanish War Survivors and Women's
Auxiliaries ot Grand Army Take
Part In Programme Xetvberg
Chosen for Xext Meeting.
M'MINNVLLLE. Or Aug-. 29. (Spe
cial.) Members of. the Yamhill County
Veterans' Association celebrated its
fifth annual reunion, which closed 'here
yesterday after a two days' session.
An elaborate programme In which the
Ladles of the Belief Corps and the
Ladles of the Grand Army, as well as
the families of the" Veterans assisted,
was carried out.' '
The meetlng-s were held In the City
Pavilion, .which was fittingly deco
rated with the Stars and Stripes, and
. -. , t 7Vr :
A. J. Wochos, 380 Washington
., '. - - AND
Regal Shoe Store, 308 Washington
v V Opens This Morning,
(Saturday) at 9 o'Clock .
' ' - n . '.': ' - .
A. J.Wochos, former proprietor of the Shoe Store
380 Washington street and the Regal Shoe Store,
308 Washington street (Wilcox Building), has
been declared bankrupt and both stocks sold . to
G. H. Baker by the receiv.er in bankruptcy. Both
stocks will be absolutely closed out at once. These
stores carried only high-grade shoes of National
reputation --- Nettleton, Regal, Laird -Schober,
Queen Quality and others you know them all.
Morning at Nine o'Clock
a drum corps furnished the musio most
indicative of the veterans' reunions.
Sing-ins; and reading; was in order, and
several addresses were made by vet
erans and their friends.
- Comrade Ezra Hayes, of Newberg.
who spoke Thursday, scored the L W.
W. and gave as a proper remedy for
them, or any one else that emigrated
to this country and did not like con
ditions as tbey are, they, he said.
should be sent to South America,
where there was ample room and op
portunities. He also said that, though
he favored the Administrative peace
policy with Mexico, he- did not think
It would be effective unless the Nation
showed Us ability to enforce any meas
ures it might wish enforced with a
Newberg was selected for the place
of the next reunion, and the officers
chosen for next year are: William
Fleming. Newberg, president; Mrs. 3.
L. Marshall. Newberg, vice-president;
W. H. Brooks, Niwberg, .secretary; D.
H. Turner, McMlnnvllle, treasurer;
Eira Hayes, Newberg,- chaplain. The
executive committee Is composed of J.
C. Cooper. McMlnnvllle; W. J. Sargent
Sheridan. J. D. Stllwell, Dayton; T. H.
Marshall, Newberg, and F. A. Mead, of
McMlnnvllle. Mr. Mead Is a Spanish
War veteran and an officer of the Ore
gon National Guard.
Grand. Army men-from all towns in
the county attended, there being more
than 100 veterans and their wives
A Tammany leader, wiser In ills genera
tion than some of the children of light,
recently captured the hearts of young end
old In his district by giving to every child
who applied for It a tin savings bank with
a buffalo nickel In It to start an account.
He distributed 1T2 banks the first day.
FIFTH ANNUAL REUNION.
DAHLIA SHOW IS OPEN
FTKST A XX UAL EVENT AT VAN
COUVER HAS 50 ENTRIES.
Object Is to Create Interest in Fall
' Flowers to Insure Pretty Lawns
When- Roses Are Gone.
' VANCOUVER, Wash, Aug. is. (Spe
cial.) The first annual dahlia show,
which opened today at 80s Washington
street, attracted wide Interest and will
be continued tomorrow. The object
of the show is to create more interest
in pretty yards and lawns and have
flowers of some kind growing in the
late Summer, after the season ' for
roses has passed. Dahlias do unusual
ly well here and are quite extensively
grown.' More than 60 persons have
The prize list for the show follows:
Claps 1 Bw three, dahlias, cactus va
HAVE YOU PLANNED TO GO
. " TO THE ""
Bigger this year and better than ever before.
The fare is $9.10 for the' round trip.
-' r The fun is worth $100. '
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You vnll feel better everybody, does when
they are compelled to forget business cares
and . can gaze - spellbound at the feats -of
primeval man. -
Special trains. Splendid service
One day from business. Let us tell you all.
City Ticket Office, Third and Washington
- Phones: Marshall 4500 and A-6121
Reserved, Bankrupt Prices on Every Pair
-- 380 Washington St.
riety, won by C. H. Lrness; seoond. Mrs.
K- E. Beard: third, Mrs. H. W. White.
Class 2 Best eix cactus dahlias, six va
rieties, woo by Mrs. M. Brown.
Class I Best assortment of cactus dahlias,
first prise won by J. M. Casse.
Class 4 Beet three, decorative dahlias,
three varieties, won by Mrs. Looney.
Clsss 6 Best sue decorative dahlias, six
varieties, won by Mrs. P. H. Msy.
Class 7 Best three show - dahlias, three
varieties, won by Mrs. P. H. May.
Class i Best six show dahlias, six va
rieties, won by Mrs. P. H. May.
Best assortment of show dahlias, won by
J. M.' Caose. -
Class 1 Best three single dahlias, three
varieties, won by Mrs. E. . Beard.
Class IT Best six single dahlias, six
variety; won by Mrm. E. O. Crawford.
Class 23 Iarsest peony flowered dahlia.
J. M. Cause. '
Classes 25, 2C. IT, St and 2 Vases of
dahlias, six flowers any one variety, any
type, white, won by Mrs. Looner; yellow,
won by Mrs. P. H. May; pick, three prises,
won by Mrs. Hathaway, Mrs. -May and
Mrs. Hathaway; scarlet, first, Mrs. F. 1
Harris; second. Mr. Legs; third, Mrs.-Phillips:
maroon. Mrs. Kessler and Mrs. May.
Class IS Vase of dahlias, IS blooms.' a
combination of types and colors, three
prises, J. M. Canse. .
A. cloud of locusta brought an airman to i
the ground In France recently.
September "l li 12 and 13
BOYS WITH AUTO ARE HELD
Pair at Medford Suspected of Theft
of Portland Physician's Car.
'jfEDFORD, Or, Aug. (Special.)
Charles Garroe and Irving Oliver,
who are suspected of having stolen Dr.
H. Jji Anderson's automobile at Port
land, were arrested in Med ford late to
day. While the Sheriff was in Gates'
garage asking Mr. Gates If he had seen
them the boys were in the back part
of the garage pumping up a tire on a
demountable rim they had taken from
the car. which had been left around
tho corner. After the Sheriff had gone
the boys left the garage, but Mr. Gates
had one of his men follow them. He
discovered the car was a Kripp, the
same make as the stolen car. and re
ported the matter to the police. They
were arrested as they were about to
leave the city.
They took their arrest as a matter
of course and scoffed at the Sheriff
when he met difficulty in cranking his
own car. that was to take the boys to
Jail. They will be returned to Port
land - soon.