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THE MORNING OREOOXIAX, WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 1, 1913.
PORTLAND MEN SEE
HOOD RIVER ROAD
Conference of Highway Enthu
siasts Great Step Toward
BANKER LAUDS . MEETING
Tnman Butler Predicts Better Buil
new Relation as Result of Trip
of Prominent Residents
From ' Metropolis.
HOOD JUVER. Or, Sept 80. (Spe
T wink that I could express
properly the significance of todays
conference of good roads enthusiasts
from Multnomah ana nooa
Counties." said Truman cauer, vk
president of the Butler Bank Company,
"The meeting In Portland last week
and that of today will be a great step
forward In the building of the scenic
Columbia River Highway, which will
connect the two counties and at the
same time bring' the eastern and west
ern parts of the state together for
the first time by a wagon roan mi
also will form a highway for the many
enthusiastic automobile owners df both
sections. The meetings will help us
with our road and in our Dusiness rela
tions, for they have brought us In
closer- touch ana maae us neimr u
n ti 1 Ttf
Th weather could not have been
better. With a brilliant sunshine In
a. clear sky and Just enough or a loucn
of frost In the air to make' it invig
orating, the visitors were whirled away
on their arrival this morning by a
train of nine automobiles. witn
Mayor Blanchar at the wheel of his
machine acting as pilot, the Portland
enthusiasts first were taken west of
the city to a point on the old state
road, which will lorm a unit in me
completed Columbia Highway.
Great View of Gorge Enjoyed.
Here they alighted from the cars
and lingered for a moment at the nome
of J. v W. Hlnrichs, vice-president of
the First National Bank, for the su
perb view that is had of the Columbia
Gorge. Leaving here, they toured the
road system of - the west side of the
valley. They Journeyed back to the city
over the new macadam road of this
district that the Portland county of
ficials and Major Bowlby, State High
way Engineer, might view the work
that Is being 'done here by the local
The party then left for Eggermont,
located in' a"fir .grove oh a high Jut
ting point caused by the confluence
of Meal Creek and the - Hood Kiver,
where the greatest and most-pleasant
surprise of the day awaited them.
As the cars entered the grove the
savory aroma . of frying chicken and
mountain trout greeted them' and ac
centuated the appetites caused by the.
bracing air. w. U Clark and C N.
Ravlln, respectively president and
secretary of. the Hood River Commer
cial Club, were busy In the big kitchen
of the country home preparing a
Btx Become Walters.
The dinner was- prepared altogether
by the two clubmen, who, on the ar
rival of the automobiles. Impressed as
second boys and waiters C. A. Bell, R.
E. Scott. Truman Butler, H. S. David
son, J. H. Helbronner and Joe D. Thorn
lson. This fish were caught by William
Baker yesterday and especially for
the luncheon tendered the visitors.
The local automoblllsts and their
guests passed- the afternoon In the
Upper Valley, Their tour today cov
ered more than 60 miles. Tonight the
Commercial Club room was decorated
with one of the-most enthusiastic road
meetings ever held here. A completed
Columbia River road by 1915 was the
slogan advanced. Addresses were made
by Samuel Hill, Frank Terrace and D.
N. Richardson, the latter two good
roads farmers, Mr. Terrace being from
Seattle and Mr. Richardson from near
Maryhill, where Samue Hill's experi
mental roads are located.
Among the Portland men passing the
day here were: J. B. Teon, W. B. Co
in an, H. L. Keats, H. I Plttock, Paul
Wessinger, W. I IJghtner, Rufus Hol
man, 1 V. Hart, S. Benson and A. S.
Benson. Guy W. Talbot, Major H. L.
Bowlby, Samuel Hill, Samuel Lancas
ter, C. S. Jackson, Franklin T. Griffith,
Bert McKay, Al H. Averill, Dorr E.
Keasey, W. L. Morgan, L. B. Menefee,
H. L Corbett and Fred S. Stanley.
COURT RESIGNS COURT
HUMPHRIES BLOCKED rX" PliAJi
TO TRY CONTEMPT CASE.
Seattle Judge Who Denounced De
fendant From Bench Refuses
Change of Venue.
OLTMPIA, Wash., Sept 30. Acting
Supreme Justice Parker, of the State
Supreme Court, today Jssued an alter
native writ to prohibit Sunerlor Judge
Humphries, of Seattle, from sitting as
Judge In contempt proceedings against
Thorwald Siegfried and ordering him to
show cause here October SO, why he
should not be forever restrained from
acting as Judge in the case.
SEATTLE, Wash., Sept ' 30.
Thorwald Slegrled, who Is a practicing
attorney of Seattle and who Is not a
member of the Socialist party, wrote a
letter to the Seattle Bar Association
requesting an Investigation of -what
Siegfried termed abuse of the writ of
Injunction by Judge Humphries, alleg
ing that the Judge had arrogated to
himself the power of the police. There
upon, Judge Humphries, from the
bench, denounced Siegfried and threat
ened him with punishment and cited
him to appear to answer a charge of
contempt of court
. Siegfried asked for a change of venue
under the statute which makes it ob
ligatory for a Judge to grant a change
on request of either party to a suit
Judge Humphries overruled the motion.
Siegfried then asked a change of Venue
on the ground that Judge Humphries
had already pronounced him guilty.
This motion also was overruled by
Judge Humphries, and Siegfried ap
pealed to the Supreme Court
More than 100 other persons are
under citation to appear in Judge
Humphries' court October 2 to answer
attendance far outstripped that of first
days for many years, and today will
surpass the Tuesday attendance of an
former year known to the members of
tne present board. In consequence
the board members are all smiles.
Th officials this year have a mess
tent In Tozlerville, near the main en
trance to the fair, and at noon each
day they gather here and hold their
noonday executive session while they
partaka of dinner, or lunch If you pre
fer so to call it This is the first year
this haa been done and It is a great
time-saver to the overworked board
The music In the grandstand this
year Is furnished by McElroy's band,
of Portland.' The soprano singer is
Mrs. Sullivan, also of Portland. It Is
surely a great treat to sit in the stand
and enjoy the playing of the band and
FARMERS BUY ILL
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- WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY,
Salem. Or, Sept 80. Eric Bolt;
captain-elect of Willamette Uni
versity football team. was
chosen by the squad to lead the
eleven the present season. In
place of Francis, who will not
return. Bolt is a member of
the Junior class of the College
of Liberal Arts. His home is at
Marsbfield, where he graduated
from the high school. For the
past two years he has been a
lineman on the Willamette team.'
listen to the sweet voice of Mrs. Sulli
Feme Jumpers Are Blocked.
The board has been annoyed every
year heretofore by fence Jumpers and
bootleggers. Now the grounds are
patrolled and policed by 35 members
of the militia, under the command of
Lieutenant Roy Near. He picked his
men from various portions of the state,
which was wise. To have taken them
from any one section would have given
less efficiency and - more favoritism.
President Booth says the system is
working to perfection and the gate re
ceipts will show a large increase in
proportion to attendance over former
There was consternation In barn No.
11 on the grounds this morning. This
building Is filled with horses and cat
tle. Here the Oregon Agricultural
College has two Belgian Allies that aie
wonders. One of them was foaled two
years ago the first day of this month
and weighs 1710 pounds; the other was
foaled May 80, 1912, and weighs 1325
pounds. It ' is not In weight alone
that they are so worthy of notice, but
In every point going to make a splen
Gordon Pony Found In Muff.
In a stall opposite these fillies Mayor
Gordon has several Shetland ponies and
It was the loss of the smallest of these
that caused the Mayor to act bug
house for a time. After a search It
was found in a woman's muff Just as
the culprit was sneaking out of the
barn. The little Shetland weighs only
20 pounds. He is not much larger than
a good-sized cat
Speaking of Mayor Gordon remmos
me that Mayoring In Newberg must be
a snap. No report is published of the
salary, perquisites or pickings of that
office, but from the size of the diamond
Mayor Gordon wears In his shlrtfront
no doubt there Is a lot of velvet in the
Job. - Billy Bryan-did not -make money
enough on' his Chautauqua circuit this
year to buy a dlamqnd like Mayor Gor
Tomorrow. Wednesday, will b Salem
day at the fair; Thursday will be Port
land day. In all, former years there
has been keen rivalry as to which day
would show the largest attendance.
This year the interest will be greater
than ever and both days, more than
likely, will be record-breakers.
Clackamas Exhibit Lauded.
Every Portlander who can spare the
time and raise the price ought to come,
down--up. If the Willamette flows
down grade and make one of the
Thursday's crowd. You cannot spend a
day to better advantage. The Clack
amas County people also ought to turn
out in large numbers to" see -their
splendid county exhibit I heard a num
ber of people today say that it is the
best on the grounds, it surety is a
For an automobile trip you eannoi
find a finer run than from Portland
ere. . The trip can be made comfort
ably In two and a half hours, in two
hours if you "turn her loose." The
roads are in superb condition. There
Is not a particle of dust no mud and
the bracing Autumn air Is like nectar.
By all means, come If you can.
If you prefer the trip by train. It
will only cost you 1.60 for the round
It Is the best fair in a good many
respects ever held in Oregon; let us
show the members of the State Fair
Board that we appreciate their labors
by helping them out with a record-
"SPITE" BUILDING HALTED
Hour Plant at Burns to Oper
ate on Co-operation Plan.
NEW INDUSTRY WILL START
Packing-House Products Soon "Will
Be Part of Output and Plan Is
to Keep Money Spent for
Hams, Bacon, a Home.
BURNS, Or, Sept 30. (Special)
About CO farmers of the Harney Val
ley have organized a co-operative com
pany, and have taken over the Burns
flouring mill property, Including more
than 200 acres of land and the water
power on the Sllvies River a short dis
tance north of the city, which has been
owned and operated the past few years
by a corporation composed of Burns
The mill Is equipped with modern
machinery and turns out a first-class
grade of flour. It Is the Intention of
the new owners to run It to Its ca
pacity and to sell the product at such
a price as practically will make It Im
possible for mills in outside points to
ship flour to this county and compete.
It is also the intention to establish a
packing plant in connection with the
mill for the curing of bacon and hams,
manufacturing of lard and other hog
products. This will encourage the rais
ing of hogs, which have been Increas
ing rapidly the past few years.
It is the intention of tee new or
ganization to buy all the grain possible
to handle at the best price it can af
ford, and such as cannot be ground will
be fed to hogs, either around the mill
or on the farms of the grain-growers,
and these will be handled at the pacK
The final meeting for permanent or
ganization was held Saturday, and the
following men were cnosen airectors
Phil G. Smith, of Burns; R. J. Williams,
VA. Klmj , . A. 1 -
B. Hayes, of Lawen, ana reter Siemens,
of Poison Creek.
TRAIN IS NOVEL EXHiBIT
STEEL EQUIPMENT TO BE DIS
PLATED AT SALEM.
SUN IS FINANCIAL AID
(Continued From Flrt Page.)
en makeshift wooden structures now
comprising the State Fair buildings.
Was almost thrown away. The day has
come to erect for the future and not
simply for today. - -
Atteadanee Breaks Records.
Bo far as I could learn, yesterday's
Court at Tacoma Enjoins Railroad
t Man's Unique Structure.
TACOMA, Wash, Sept 80. (Special.)
On the allegation that It la a "spite"
building, Superior Judge Card has
granted a temporary injunction, stop
ping construction of a unique building
which C. C. Darling, of 1120 North Fifth
street has well under way. The build
ing is seven feet wide, CI feet long and
12 H feet high. The complaint Is made
by Mrs. Calesta H. Wheeler, widow,
who owns an apartment-house, and
charges that Darling's building shuts
off the light entirely from two of her
Darling has been a Northern Pacific
passenger conductor for 30 years, and
said tonight he was putting up the
building so his wife could dry clothes
without getting them covered with
soot from the apartment-house and
that as the land is his own he could
build what he liked on it
Chehalls Franchise Accepted.
CHEHALIS, Wash., Sept 30. (Spe
cial.) At the meeting of the Chehalls
Commission yesterday, the Olympla
Southern advised that body of its ac
ceptance of the franchise granted SO
days ago. The company is now push
ing Its plans as rapidly as possible
to rush construction of the line from
May town to Chehalls.-
O.-W. R. & K. Cars of Latest Type
Will Be Open to Visitors at
SALEM. Or- Bept 80. (Special.)
Word was received at headquarters to.
night that a solid steel train is to be
one of the interesting and somewhat
unusual exhibits at the Fair on Thurs
day. The Oregon-Washington Railroad
& Navigation Company will make the
display. The train Is to arrive at the
grounds about 10 A. M. and remain on
exhibition until 7:30 P. M-. occupying a
spur near the entrance to the grounds.
Meanwhile the publio is to be Invited
to inspect it thoroughly from the cow
catcher to the observation vestibule
and receive a genuine object lesson of
what the railroads are now striving to
do to Insure the safety of the traveling
It Is understood that the train Is to
be of the newest and most Improved
time of steel equipment and a com
plete demonstration of the kind that
not only the o.-w. it. at . dui rair
roads in general are ordering as rapid.
ly as conditions will permit to replace
the old wooden equipment, n win con
sist of mammoth type passenger loco
motive and baggage-car. two coaches
und eafe-oarlor-observatlon car, the
latter one of the most popular patterns
of passenger equipment in use.
The general movement toward this
character of equipment was staTted two
or three years ago and has progressed
rapidly, but it has been considerably
ncnRntuated recently by one or two
serious train wrecks that nave remon
strated with painful emphasis tne col
lapsible character of the wooden
The Union Paclflo system, or wnicn
the O.-W. R. & N. is a part was among
tn first to order steel coaches, and
its orders for the current year have
exceeded 200 cars. Several Of the O.-W.
R. & N. trains are already solid steel,
especially those In operation between
Portland and Seattle.
This narticular train will carry as
passengers 30 or 40 officials and em
nlovea of the O.-W. R. & N. only, who
during its exhibition at the fairgrounds
will weloome visitors ana participate
in their entertainment
HANSEL TO DIE IV. 14
JUDGE TAYLOR. 'S SLATER COL
LAPSES ET COURT.
Convicted Man Prays to Be Shot and
Only Hope of Iilfe.Xorw Re
' mains 'With, Governor.
ASTORIA, Or, Sept. 80- (Special.)
Oswald C. Hansel, the convioted as
sassin of the - late Judge Frank J.
Taylor, was sentenced today by Judge
Campbell of the, Circuit Court to be
hanged at the Penitentiary . on Friday,
November 14. The defendant's at
torneys gave notice that they will make
no appeal to the Supreme Court and
Hansel's only hope of : escaping the
penalty prescribed Is ' through the
clemency of the Governor.
The sentence came at the end 'of a
dramatic scene in which the prisoner
showed the arrant coward he Is. On
his way from the Jail, Hansel walked
briskly . enough, but as he neared the
Courthouse he began to tremble like a
leaf, and the officers were compelled
to support . him as he went up the
stairs. On entering the courtroom he
dropped into a chair and sat there witn
his eyes cast to the floor and his hands
and fingers moving nervously.
With a view of avoiding a scene, one
of Hansel's attorneys, requested the
prisoner not to make a statement to
the couTt, telling him it would do
no good. Hansel's only reply was: "I
am glad the is dead. I'm glad he's
dead," repeating this several times and
lapsing into silence. On being asked
by the court if he had anything to
say before sentence was pronounced.
Hansel stiffened up and addressing
the court replied:
"Your Honor, I want to say that my
home has been destroyed, my family
broken up and my property is gone.
Nothing remains but a black spot on
my brain. I am guilty, but I pTay you
hurry up and take my life. Shoot me,
for God's sake, shoot me."
As he finished speaking Hansel
pitched forward the whole upper part
of his body falling prone across the
table, and he sobbed like a child. As
the prisoner was being removed from
the courtroom, he collapsed and the
officers were forced to carry him to the
automobile that was waiting outside.
Edwin Clapp Shoe Store
We wish to announce to our many
friends and patrons the opening of our
new shoe store.
J We will carry the largest line of men's
high-grade footwear in the city, compris
ing as it does over 30 styles of the famous
Edwin Clapp shoe alone, which is known
the world over for its superior quality
J We earnestly solicit the patronage of
men who desire nothing but the best and
feel sure that a visit to our new store will
convince you of the merits of our footwear.
PROTZMAN SHOE CO.
Northwest Comer Park and Alder Streets
Cornelius Hotel Building
ACREAGE TAKEN UP
Hundreds Seek Homesteads on
Lake County Lands.
4. These products will be shows at the
Eastern land shows this year..
DAIRY FARMING IN PLANS
Settlers Invite Friends From All
Parts of Country Tracts in For
estry Reserve May Be Made
Available Soon, Also.
rmmrarrrmn. Or Sent. SO. (Spe
clal.) The Forestry Service has not!
mi - x fnr landa in the Na
tlonal forests here that much land in
this vicinity probably will oe inrown
... h. ran a.t an early date.
These lands will then come under the
control of the Department 01 w
. i in that case, will be
. t . homesteads when
designated by the Secretary of the In
Hundreds of people from an sec-
ti,. vi nnnntn are oomlng to
Lake County by way of Bend seeking
820-acre homesteads. The lanus
.hnwn nrh nrofitable results that
settlers are sending for their friends
and urging them to trek Into the new
country. One family consisting of
cHi-i ami two bovs have settled
on 1800 acres adjoining and Intend to
make their holding one or me imo
grain and stock ranches In the state.
One settlement of to families has come
into the Chrlsimas Valley, and the
people Intend to raise . -high-graae
dairy stock, uslns- the rich) bunch
lina n a n. nasture. growing
their Winter feed and sending their
products to tne local cneese miiiutj
i ..a(,mA.v An ciirh nn a In this
party is financially equipped to handle
their lands, it means a great step for
ward In this new country.
The yield of grain, hay and -forage
crops throughout the county this year
Is fully 60 per cent above: an average.
Southern Lake Count- has a phe
nomenal crop of hay and grain.- and
optimlstio farmers before threshing
estimated about two-thirds of what
the grain turned out after being
threshed and sacked. The only excep
tion to the rule is in the central part
or the Summer Lake Valley, where it
has been about one-third less. North
ern Lake, where -the new. homestead
settlements have recently sprung up,
has demonstrated beyond a shadow of
a -doubt that - even with ordinary
methods of farming, such as used in
all unlrrlgated countries, the grain and
hay crops are sure, and where Summer
fallowing and moisture conserving Is
the rule there Is not the slightest
chance of a crop failure. Threshing
now going on shows a' profit equal in
many Instances to that obtained on
high-priced lands elsewhere.- .
Fruit of all kinds In Goose Lake and
other southern valleys Is the heaviest
crop in years. Summer Lake being a
little less than usual. The yield of wild
plums found growing In all parts of
the southern and central sections has
drawn hundreds of people there who
enjoy a profitable outing. Samples of
grain, . hay, fruits and vegetables are
being secured from all parts of . the
county to be exhibited at the first or
ganized county fair ever held in this
section at Lakevlew, October 2, 8 and
GOVERNOR IS CHALLENGED
Friend of State Board Cites Record
,. to Disprove West's Remark.
6 ALE II, Or., . Sept 80, (Special.)
Governor West having alleged . that
other, state officials had not performed
their duties as faithfully as he and
had often been absent inexcusably
from the Statehouse, a friend of one
of the members of the State Board of
Control, which was created at the last
session of the Legislature, ana Degan
the discharge of its duties June 3 last,
made the following statement today:
"Thr Board, as is generally known,
has control of all Institutions and de
partments of tho state excepting the
desert lands and the state land work,
and consequently it Is essential that
all members attend the meetings. 1
have looked up the record of attend
ance at the Board meetings and find
that 48 meetings have been held, with
Treasurer Kay present at all of them,
Secretary of State Olcott present at 46
of them and Governor West present at
29 of them. I make this statement sim
ply to prove the Governor's contention
that he Is giving stricter attention to
his official work than other state of
ficials Is not borne out by the rec
ords." ; , . - i ...
gs n m'bI
Any day this : month when
you don't feel just right, re
member this, we believe in
Prophylactics, the science of
prevention we want to pre
vent you from feeling de
pressed, run down, dejected,
discouraged and we stand
ready to supply the best
tonic in the world, i. e.,- a
new suit of clothes. - There's
nothing so bracing : to the
majority of men.
Waa tt Lord, Bacon or Montague Glass
who said that whenever things look blue ha
alwaya braced himself up by donning a new
ASPHALT PLANT PLACED
Paving Firm Prepares to Finish In
dependence, Or., Work.
INDEPENDENCE. Or., Sept. 20.
(Special.) The Linden Klbbe Construc
tion Company, the firm that Is doing
the paving here, received their asphalt
mixing plant last night and are placing
it today on the streets getting ready
to put on the wearing surface. While
moving the rock heater down the street
the front wheels went through the con
crete paving and a great deal of trou
ble was experienced in getting It out.
The company completed the laying
of concrete on Monmouth street late
tonight and will commence Immedi
ately on Second street. They expect to
have all work completed Inside of three
of Alder, which Is a Pierce County of
floe. Leland Houghton Is the postmas
ter at the new office.
Reliance Has Postofflce.
CHEHALIS. Wash.. Sent SO ffin-
clal.) Reliance postofflce has been es
tablished In Northeastern Lewis Coun
ty. It Is located six miles northwest
MURDER COMPLAINT FILED
Harry Clark Charged With Killing
Indian Henry at Molalla.
OREGON CITY, Or, Sept. 10. (Spe
cial.) A complaint charging first
degree murder has been filed by Sher
iff Mass against Harry Clark, a half
breed, in connection with the death
of Indian Henry Telkls at Molalla sev
eral days ago. Clark was taken be
fore John N. Solvers, Justice of the
Peace, this morning and waived pre
No complaint had been filed against
Clark until today, and he might have
gained his liberty on a writ of habeas
corpus. To prevent this the complaint
was filed today.
Indian Henry was with Clark a few
hours before he was found dead at
Molalla In the county road.
Morenct, Arizona, has no streets, only etsep
trails over tho rucks and mountains Th
town oontaln no automobiles or vehicles
of any kind, and sturdy ponies, mules and
burros pack all the supplies, while funsrals
must be attended by train.
Buifum & Pendleton
311 Morrison, Opp. Postoffice
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