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TTTT! SrOTCNTN'O OREGOXIAK. SATURDAY, MAY
GENERAL POTTS IS
Dean. of Army Officers Leaves
Active Service at Own Re
t, quest After 47 Years.
AGE IS BAR TO WAR DUTY
Commander of Seventh Brigade,
With Headquarters at Vancouver,
Steps Out for Successor.
Birthplace to Be Home.
WASHINGTON, May 1. By order of
the President, Brigadier-General Ram
Bay D. Potts, United States Army, upon
his own application, is retired from
active service, after more than 40
VANCOUVER BARRACKS. 'Wash.,
May 1. (Special.) Brigadier-General
Ramsay D. Potts, dean of all Army
officers of the United States, in point
of service, had been in command of
the Seventh Brigade, with headquar
ters here, since January 24, 1914. He
had been granted a leave of absence
and was to be ordered to his home to
await retirement on attaining- the age
of 64 years, which would have been
September 1, 1914.
It was evident that the short period
of time that he could continue in
active service unaer the law would
not warrant General Potts being or
dered to the front in the event of hos
tllitles, since in all probability he
would not have left the limits of the
United States before his retirement for
age. Therefore, General Potts applied
for retirement In order that his suc
cessor might be appointed opportunely.
Many Pout Filled.
Throughout his long and distin
guished service. General Potts has
filled many important positions. He
served as Inspector-General on the
general staff of the United States
Army, and was commandant of the ar
tillery school at Fort Monroe, Va., for
four years. He was appointed Brigadier-General
by President Roosevelt in
1908, and since then has served as
commandant of the service schools at
Fort Leavenworth; he commanded the
central division, with headquarters at
Chicago, and the Eighth Brigade, with
headquarters at the Presidio of San
Francisco. He succeeded General
Ralph W. Hoyt in command of the
Seventh Brigade, with headquarters
General Potts was born in Washing
ton, D. C, September 1, 1850. His
father was the chief clerk of the War
Department When 17 years old he
was commissioned a Second Lieutenant
and has been in active service contin
General Leaves Today.
He will leave tomorrow for the city
of his. birth, and. will make his fu
ture home there.
Mrs. Potts, who was in the post until
about Bix weeks ago, is now in Wash
ington, and will be there when the
Colonel R. H. Wilson, at Fort Law
ton, being the senior officer in the
Seventh Brigade, has assumed com
mand temporarily until some one Is
appointed to succeed General Potts.
Major Adrian S. Fleming is brigade
adjutant and will retain his headquar
ters here, pending the detail of an
other Brigadier-General to command
During the few months that General
Potts and Mrs. Potts were in the post
they made many friends, all of whom
regret to see them depart.
SECOND WEDDING HELD
PEJTDLETOX MAX HAS BEEN USING
FALSE NAME 23 YEARS,
Taken by Mother When Babe, Floyd
KcnUke Dlscovera Identity aid
Is United to Father.
PENDLETON. Or.. Mav 1 Sne
elal.) For 25 years Floyd S. Kerslake
lived as Floyd Griffith, under which
name he married Hattie J. Taylor, a
popular Pendleton girl, a few months
ago, only to learn ten days ago that
his mother had taken him when &
baby from his father, who is a wealthy
farmer residing near Salem. Or., and
naa given him the name of his step
father. Recent communication be
tween father and son established the
identity of the latter, which he had
never had cause to question. Young
Mr. Kerslake then obtained a new mar.
riage license and a second marriage
was perlormed. News of this leaked
out today, friends who aided the pair
admitting the proceedings, which are
veririea by the marriage license rec
ords in the office of the Umatilla
The young Kerslakes have gone to
r-aiem to meet the father of the bride-
groom at the latter's request, which
was accompanied by a liberal check
to make sure of no delays.
Mr. Kerslake. as Floyd Griffith, was
employed in a local music store.
TEACHERS ARE CHOSEN
Lakoricw Faculties Selected for Xext
Year by Board.
LAKEVIEW. Or. May 1. fSoecial
The following teachers in the public
schools of Lakeview have been re
elected tor next year: First grade,
Pearl Hall: second grade, Gertrude
ernon; Tourth grade. Frances Lees
rifth grade. Mabel Snelling: sixth crade
Frances Smith; eighth grade, Sylvia
The places made vacant bv the resir.
nation of Miss Burgess and Miss Maude
ivnignt. teacners or the third and sev
enth grades, have not been filled. The
following teachers in the high school
have also been re-elected: English,
Marie Church; history and latin. Lou
Hostetler: science and German, Edna
won: oomestlc science and art, Mrs.
Kva M. Gardner. A teacher for manual
training and agriculture is yet to be
Washington Boy Is Promoted.
CHEHALIS. Wash.. May 1. (Special.)
George F. Bickford, of this city, who
went to i'ekln. China, three years ago as
student interpreter in the United States
C onsular Service, has won another pro
morion for efficient service, according
to word just received by his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Bickford. of Che-
halls. For some time Mr. Bickford has
been acting United States Consul at
Newchwang. China. He has now been
named as first Vice-Consul at Hankow,
the third port of importance In China.
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TIMBER DEAL IS UP
Body of 600,000,000 Feet Will
Be Sold by Government.
RACT HAS 36,000, ACRES
Land Lies in Clearwater Reserve,
Would Require SO 31 ilea of Kail
road and 20 Years Will Be
Allowed for Its Removal.
LEWISTON, Idaho, May 1. (Special.)
The Government is advertising for
sale one of the largest bodies of tim
ber ever offered in one lot. In District
No. 1 of the National forest service.
which includes Montana and Northern
Idaho. The proposed sale will provide
for the cutting of 600,000.000 feet of
saw timber and about 350,000 cedar
poles, appraised at more than 1,000,000
within 20 years.
The timber is located on a tract of
about 36,000 acres on the Clearwater
National Forest, between the North
and South Forks of the Clearwater
The tract is divided to allow bidding-
on a smaller unit including 365,000,000
feet on about 20,000 acres, or on the
entire tract. Construction of over 30
miles of railway will be necessary to
reach the tract-
The contract will provide for read-
ustment of stumpage prices at inter
vals as the sale progresses.
The State of Idaho will benefit in
the sum of at least $350,000 by the sale
as a result of the regular provision that
Z5 per cent of all receipts from forest
resources are turned over to the state
for distribution among the counties
within the National forest areas for
use of school and road purposes in
those counties. An additional 10 per
cent will be devoted to road construc
tion, where it will benerlt both the set
tlers and the National forest.
INSPECTORS GET MAN AS HE TRIES
TO CASH ORDER.-
Assessor Forced at Pistol Point to In
dorse Check Taken When His
House Is Looted.
SPOKANE. Wash., May 1 (Special.)
J. usn, a Mead Township As
sessors, was held up and robbed in his
home on Orchard Prairie. 3 miles
from Hillyard, last night, by a masked
ana armed man.
This morning Postal Insoectors
Charles Riddiford and T. J. Flavin ar
rested Austin Baker, 26 years old, of
Pocatello, Idaho, a Bannock County In
dian, who attempted to cash here i
postoffice money order for $10 which
was part of the loot from Pugh's
home. Baker, according to the in
spectors, has confessed the robbery.
He also took $8 In cash and & check
According- to the alleged confession.
Baker and a white companion went to
Puga s home last night, the "pal" tak
ing the outside station, while Baker
entered the house and held up the
occupants. The Indian made Pueh in
dorse the check and money order, then
left the house and came at once to
Spokane. At 10 o'clock this morning
he presented the money order anf" Was
BAKERS CHOOSE PORTLAND
Association of ortmvest M asters
Elects and Teclde3 . Next Meeting.
SEATTLB, "Wash, May 1. (Sp
cial.) N.. H. St. Germain was elected
president and Portland was selected
as the next meeting place of the Master
Bakers' Association of the Northwest,
which closed a three-days convention
here Thursday. . The next convention
will be during Portland's Rose Festival.
Other officers elected were: D. Mc
Pherson. of Tacoma, W. R Rittman
of Portland, David Eckerman, of Spo
kane, W. J. Loevenstem, of North Yak
tma. and M. Pinhin. of Vancouver,
vice-presidents tn the order named
N. F. Burger, of Tacoma, was elected
treasurer; John C Driscoll, of this city,
waa re-elected secretary and Marry
Photo by Gordon Stuart. Ij Ij
COLONEL RAMSAY D. POTTS. tji taW
Kroll, of Eugen, Orgon, waa elected
Members of the board of trustees
elected today were: E. O. Nicola, W.
Mattaei, of Tacoma. and D. H. Rock
well, W. R. Dickson and Oscar Marbet,
MAM ENDS LIFE AT CONDON
E. H. W'orsham Shoots Him'self In
Room at Summit Hotel.
CONDON, Or., May 1. (Special.) E.
H. Worsham committed suicide at the
Summitt Hotel here this morning by
shooting himself in the right temple
with a 38-caliber revolver. Worsham
arrived In Condon last night from Port
land and was looking for work. He
was well dressed. He got a room and
left a call for 7 o'clock. He was called
mid got out of bed before the caller
left the door. Shortly afterward Mrs.
Bush, who occupied the next room,
heard the shot and notified the pro
prietor who broke in the door and
found Worsham in bed undressed with
the pistol lying on the bed beside him,
A doctor was called, but Worsham died
about two hours later without regain
Worsham had about $30 in his pocket
and a bank book showed a balance of
$35 in a Hermiston bank. Worsham's
parents live at Evansville. Ind.
MILL WEARS COMPLETION
Machinery Being Set Up In Bootb-
Kelly Plant at Springfield.
fifHl.NGFIE LD. Or. Mav 1. rSr-
ciai.) -rne huge Booth-Kelly lumber
mills, now being constructed here are
rapidly takinit form. Machinerv is r
riving- rapidly, and. is going Into posi
tion as last as the men can erect it.
Already a general outline of the sys
tems of trackage and saws and planers
can be discerned.
In the main mill the frame for lha
great Dana saw Is In place, the car
nage is completed and scores of the
live rolls for the transferrins of lum.
Der are in place. Re-saws and rln-
saws are being- set up. Out In the
yaras me nrst pulleys for the cable
ways on the sorting- tables are being:
unea up, ana an the trusses for the
mono-rail system are now In place.
DRY VICTORY PREDICTED
Prohibition Ijeader Says Pacific
Coast States Will Carry Issue.
EUGENE. Or.. May 1. fSDectal.1
The Pacific Coast states will be the
entering wedge to make prohibition a
nation-wide Issue at the 191G elections.
said Eugene B. Chafin, former prohibi
tion presidential candidate who spoke
at the Courthouse in Eugene.
"Jaiirornla will carry 100,000 major
ity," he said. "I believe that we will
carry every county but San Francisco.
I never saw such enthusiasm. And Ore
gon will give us 30,000 majority at the
election this year. Washington and
Arizona will carry without a doubt.
"Woman suffrage in these four states
is tne factor to make possible our vic
CHERRY CROP IS DAMAGED
Biiena. Vista Orchards Hurt by Rain
and Ensuing Cold! Nights.
BUENA' VISTA. Or- Mav 1. (Sim.
ciaL) According to reports of fruit
growers in, nearby districts, some of
the cherry trees in various orchards
have been harmed by the recent rains
and cold nights. They say the yield
will be less than last year.
Prunes have not been hurt by the
weather and the developments on th
trees indicate early that a heavy yield
will be obtained. No damage is reported
to pears, apples or strawberries.
Clover and the various grain crops
are malting a rapia growth in the vi
cinity of ttuena Vista.
Chehalis Manager Resigns.
CHEHALIS. "Wash-. May 1. (Special.)
H. C Coff man, for the past two years
local manager ror me wasblngton-Ore-gon
Corporation at Chehalls and Cen
tralia, has severed his connection with
the company, effective Friday, May 1.
Otto a. Frank, of Chehalls. local su
perintendent, will temporarily succeed
Injured Man Sues Railroad.
ALBANY, Or, May 1. (Special.)
George u. Adams has sued the Corvallis
& Eastern Railroad Company for $20,-
000 damages. He was struck on the
head by a piece of lumber in unloadln
a car, and asserts the accident was due
to an Inexperienced foreman.
A Million Bid. Adv.
See These New $25.00
Dunlap Straws, $5.
Brewer Straws, $3.
Panamas, $5 o $10.
Sot Ai7an Braids, $5.
Bangkoks, $5 o $7.50.
Don't put it off
The newest, smartest styles in
Norfolk coats, with one and
two pairs of Knickerbockers.
All sizes, 5 to 18.
$5.00 Boys' Norfolk
Suits at 53.95
$6.50 Boys Norfolk
Suits at $5.10
$7.50 Boys' Norfolk
Suits at $5.95
$10.00 Boys' Norfolk
Suits at 87.85
$15.00 Boys' Norfolk
Suits at $11.85
ALBANY IN IS CHOSEN
REV. F. W. EMERSOX RE-ELECTED
HEAD OF COS1VEXTIOX.
Gathering: of Sunday School WorfKern
Closes at L.a Grande After Of
ficers Are Selected.
LA GRANDE, Or.. May 1. (Special.)
The Twin State Sunday School con
vention came to a close last night with
farewell address by President F. w.
Emerson, of Albany.
The following officers were elected
for the ensuing year: President. Rev.
F. W. Emerson, Albany; first vice-president.
Dr. W. H. Brownton, La Grande;
second vice-president, J. E. Werlein.
Portland; third vice-president, B. I.
Eddy, Roseburg; state secretary, Fred
H. Smith, Portland; treasurer, Ed L.
Ordman, Portland; superintendent ele
mentary department. Miss Olive Clark,
Lents: secondary, Mrs. 8. "W. Ormsby,
Portland: adult, Mrs. C S. Hopfield. Mc
Mlnnvllle: teacher training. Rev. J. H.
Bennett, Portland: home and visitation.
Mrs. John McDonald, Wallowa; evan
gelism. Rev. E. W. "Warrington, Free
water; temperance west of Cascades,
Zerra A. Olson, Forest Grove; east of
Cascades, Thomas Morgan, La Grande;
missions west of Cascades, George W.
Taylor, Portland; east of Cascades.
Jesse M. Jones, Pilot Rock; new mem
bers of the executive committee, J. D.
Springston, Portland; Mrs. Clara Esson,
Forest Grove: Dr. J. V. Milligan, Port
land; Rev. George E. Paddock, Port
land; Rev. M. B. Parounsgian, Salem;
Mrs. "W. A. Winters, La Grande: Mrs.
L. D. Keltner, Enterprise, and Mrs. L.
E. Hamilton, Albany.
PH0SPH0R0S FIRE SET
RAYMOND ALARMED BV ACTS
S30OO Reward Offered for Culprit Whe
Started Shlnsle Mill Fire and At.
tempted Hotel's Destruction.
RAYMOND, Wash, May 1. (Special.)
Not satisfied with the attempt made
to burn the Case shingle mill. No. 2,
some time w ednesday night, lncendi
aries last night endeavored to burn the
Olympic Club, the largest cigar store in
the city and located in the heart of the
frame buildings district.
Phosphorus was employed, as in the
attempt on the mill property, a quao
tity of the solution being poured into i
leather chair cushion in the cardroom
on the balcony. It was discovered by
one of the patrons at 10:30 P. M, just
before closing time, when he seated
himself on the cushion and found It
warm, although no smoke or flame was
The proprietor was notified and the
cushion taken to the alley, where it
was opened. As soon as the air reached
the phosphorus it ignited with a puff
A drop of the liquid taken from the
bottle found yesterday which accident
ally dropped onto the coat of a local
business man this morning blazed up
two hours later.
Alarm and indignation run high and
reward approximating $2000 for the
arrest and conviction of the incendiary
has been offered.
The Case Shingle & Lumber Cora
pany offered 9750 and the balance was
subscribed by business men.
EXPRESS RECEIPTS STAND
Figures in Washington State Equal
Those of 1913.
OLYMPIA. Wash, May L (Special.)
Express company business in the
State of Washington shows no material
decrease on account of parcel post com
petition during the past year, as com
pared with the business of the pre
vious year, during only a few months
of which the Government service was
in effect, according to annual reports
filed with the State Tax Commission.
The Great Northern, for the year
ending March 31, 1914, shows gross
State of Washington business of $337,
892, as against $347,617 the previous
year, while the Wells Fargo Company
shows an Increase from $66,560 to
All express companies are filing
statements under protest, declaring no
privilege tax la due. The constitu
i to pay about
lots more are paying higher prices who
would not do so, if they once knew the wonder
ful garments at Ben Selling's for Twenty-Five
Dollars! No matter what price you pay,
it's hard to get more beautiful fabrics, smarter
style, or more thorough, tailoring.
Let's suggest that you drop in Saturday and try
on a few of Ben Selling's Spring and Summer Suits
Clothing Demands Attention!
these extraordinary reductions are for a limited time only ! Genuine savings on
our low. original prices.
Entire new stock of Wash
able Suits, in ages 2 to 8
years. Big savings, with
all Summer ahead.
$1.00 "Wash Suits at 75J
$1.50 Wash Suits, ' S1.15
$2.00 Wash Suits, S1.50
$2.50 Wash Suits, $1.95
$3.00 Wash Suits, S2.35
tionality of the tax is before the Su
preme Court on rehearing, the previous
decision being that the tax is uncon
OFFICIALS' AUTOS COLLIDE
V. O. Wallace and Family Have Nar
row Escape Xear Chehalls.
CHEHALIS, "Wash., May 1. (Special.)
V. O. Wallace and family, who live
a mile east of town, narrowly escaped
death last night on the Pacific High
way two miles east of Chehalls when
their automobile waa hurled off the
road by a collision with another ma
chine, the latter was driven by Deputy
County Engineer Bechly. Mr. Wallace
is deputy state fire warden for Lewis
The Wallace car was dashed down a
20-foot embankment and turned bot
tom side up with Mr. Wallace, his wife
and two children inside. No one was
seriously hurt. The top was down
when the accident happened and both
parties were driving slowly.
FIRST AID' BY STATE URGED
Chairman Iaggett, of Washington
Commission Reports to Governor.
OLYMPIA, Wash, May 1. (Special.)
-Medical attendance, popularly known
as nrst aid Bhould be provided in
connection with the Washington work
men's compensation law. Chairman
Daggett, of the Industrial Insurance
Commission, declares in 'a report ren
dered Governor Lister.
The report was rendered as a result
of the attendance of Mr. Daggett and
Dr. J. W. Mowell, chief medical advisor
of the Commission, at the recent con
ference of state industrial accident
commissions at Lansing, Mich.
Timber Company Buys Idalio Land.
OROFINO, Idaho. May 1. (Special.)
During the past week more than 3000
acres of land in 40-acre tracts were
sold at public auction by W. E. Dag
gett and Ben Bush, state land apprais
ers. The entire lot was purchased by
the Potlatch lumber Company for a to
tal of $35,860.08. The lumber company
has owned the timber on the land for
Raymond Woman Wins Decree.
SOUTH BEND. Wash, May 1 (Spe
cial.) Former Superior Judge Sol
Smith, sitting for Judge Wright, ha
granted Mrs. Hilda Sulkonen, a Finn
woman of Raymond, an absolute di
voice decree after & sensational trial of
five days. A civil alienation suit for
$10,000 against Captain Lundstedt may
Y. M. C. A. Workers to Pick Site.
CENTRA LI A, Wash, May 1. (Spe
cial.) Prominent Y. M. C. A. workers
of the Northwest will meet in Centralia
on May 9 to discuss the location of a
Y. M. C. A. Summer school at some
point on Puget Sound. Charles W. Wil
cox, state secretary of the association.
was here yesterday making arrange
ments for the conference.
Ashland Sends Past Potentate.
ASHLAND. Or, May 1. (Special.)
Hlllah Temple, Mystlo Shrlners, will be
represented at the imperial council.
which meets at Atlanta. Gs, by E. D.
Open Sunday 11 A. M. to
Just a little bit better place
to eat. High class. Popu
lar prices. For ladles and
gentlemen. Main entrance
Mors" an Building-, down
stairs, on Washington, between Broad
way and Park street. Orchestra.
Taught Deaf and Hard of Bearing Persons
Easy, rapid method: uniformly success
ful. Defects of speech scientifically
Misa Katherine King
30S Ceatral BIda-v C.r. iota aad Aider,
& Aiterbury System
this price for their Clothes; &vj
Sale of Boys'
Positively every pair in our
stock on sale. Many full lined.
Blue serges and corduroys in
cluded. $1.00 Knickerbockers
'M.orrison at 4th
Briggs. past illustrious potentate. He
left for the South, April 80. joining a
number of Shriner delegates here from
Portland and other points in Oregon
South Bend Jury Fixes Xo Blame.
SOUTH BEND, Wash, May 1. (Spe
cial.) The jury today, in the inquest
over the body of Clarence Plckernell,
drowned April 20, failed to fix the re
sponsibility for his death. Plckernell
Is supposed to have been drowned after
to own a 3yyv i !tf-gv&. M
tions of fry
El Tovar and Loveleigh
The onlv chance you have to buy lots on Union avenue first
hand. REMEMBER, the big- main thoroughfare from the
Interstate Bridge to the heart of the city is Union Avenue,
and El Tovar faces It for over half a. mile. Cots are so low
priced and attractive that to see them is to buy. Terms
$10 down, $10 monthly. Out-of-the-ordinary cottages and
bungalows, with all modern conveniences, are to be had at
figures that cure the rent habit. Come out today or tomor
rom and look them over. Take Wood lawn car to Dekum
avenue and Seventh, or Vancouver car to Bryant street, or
phone for appointment for our auto to call. Salesmen on
The BR0NG Company, Inc.
Formerly the BronK-9teee Company.
With 12 of
in each wrap
ped loaf of
h anes cood-taste pie
1 5 cent Haynts Good Tastt Pie
H A Y N E S
NOT GOOD AFTER ' MAY 6, 1914
ROSE FESTIVAL ASSOCIATION TOUR DE
LUXE VOTING COUPON
THIS COUPON "WILL COUNT FOE. FIVE VOTES
Ooo4 for five or wfcea properly filled ont and aent to the Tour
Miuitt (fey mall or otkerwlae). Room 48 Moi(u Hulldlns, .a or
before Ike above date.
a fight among the Bay Center Indians
who came to attend a c'.rcus. He was
buried today at Bay Center.
April Rainfall Tririe Short.
ASTORIA, Or, May 1. (Special.) .
The total rainfall in Astoria during the -month
of April was 4.84 inches, or .4 of
an inch less than the average. Rain
fell on 21 days. There were 10 clear, ,
12 cloudy and eight partly cloudy days.
The highest temperature was 69 de-
grrees. the lowest 38.
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