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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, FRIDAY, JUNE IS, 1914.
FATHER ACCUSED OF
BURNING HIS BABE
Sheriff, Called by Neighbors.
Finds Bones of Infant in
D. K. SHELDON IS JAILED
Friends of Glrl-Wlfe Ixmve House
After Safety of Both Assured and
Returning Jjater Are Told
That Child Is Bead.
PRINEVIIXE. Or., Juno 11. (Spa
claL) D. K. Sheldon, who llTea near
Grlsley Mountain, was arrested yester
day, charged with having slain his In
fant child and burned the body.
The child was born yesterday morn
ing about 1 o'clock, several of the
neighbors being present to give what
assistance they could to the young
After the neighbors had decided that
the mother and child were safe, they
left for their respective homes. Later
some of the neighbors returned and
were Informed by the father that the
child had died and he had buried its
Suspecting that something was wrong,
the neighbors telephoned to the Sheriff
and Coroner, who immediately went to
the scene. When they requested Shel
don to show them where the body had
been burled, he declared he could not
find It. Thereupon ' the Sheriff pro
ceeded to Investigate and found the
bones of the burned body of the child In
the heating stove in the house.
Sheldon was arrested immediately and
tken to the County Jail, charged with
The couple came to this county from
Portland last Fall, and Sheldon has
been working at .Compton sawmill on
Grlsley. Mountain. The husband Is 26
years old", and his wife 20. Little is
known of their past history.
PARTY CENSURES SENATOR
Progressives' Denounce 'Inattention'
of Jones and Praise Poindexter.
SOUTH BEND, Wash., June 11.
(Special.) At a well attended con
ference -of Progressives of this county
held here today, resolutions were
adopted censuring United States Sen
ator Jones and Congressman Albert
Johnson for their failure to see that
Wlllapa Harbor received Its $100,000
appropriation in the river and harbors
Praise for Senator Poindexter and
Congressmen Falconer and Bryan for
their attention to this county and har
bor was given. The Progressives de
clared In favor of placing a full county
ticket In the field and reaffirmed al
legiance to the state and National
platforms of 1912. Ole Hanson, Pro
gressive candidate for United States
Senator, addressed the gathering. To
night a banquet waa served. ,
PAID FIREMEN ARE NAMED
St. Johns Puts Two on Payroll and
Receives Jfew Equipment.
ST. JOHNS. Or., June 11 (Special.)
At the meeting of the Council Tues
day night Chief Lee Cormany and B.
F. Peterson were appointed permanent
paid firemen under the reorganized de
partment. This morning the new truck
on which the present fire apparatus
will be mounted arrived. The fire en
gine loaned to St. Johns by A. O. Long
& Company came today.
The City Engineer waa instructed to
mrvey the route for the new roadway
to the site of the proposed factory for
the Western Cooperage Company. A
bid of $6596.99 for the Improvement of
Willamette boulevard between Burling
ton and Richmond streets, from V. W.
Mason, was accepted. Reports showed
v balance of $14,403.18 In the treasury.
DEFENSE FUND IS PROBED
Eajmond's Expense In Coleman Case
Investigated by Bureau.
OLTMPIA. Wash, June 11 (Special.)'
A close inquiry into the $3999.04 ex
pended by the City of Raymond, nom
inally In defending the Coleman dam
Age suit, has been made by the State
IBureau of Inspection.
The charge was made that the bulk
of this money actually was expended
by the city to defend City Attorney
Martin C Welsh and Detective Jackson
In conspiracy charges, the outgrowth
of the Coleman case. Both Welsh and
Jackson recently were convicted of Il
legal conspiracy, and their cases now
axe before the Supreme Court.
The bureau finds that the claims are
mil regular In their form.
GAS COMPANY OFFERS CUT
HUllwsmkto BtancMne Asked on Bate
Eventually to Be $1.
MILWAUKEE. Or., Jane 11. (Spe
cial.) The Portland Gas company sub
mitted a new franchise at the meeting
of the Mllwaukle City Council Tuesday
night, offering a rate of $1 a 1000 cublo
feet, when there are 400 customers.
This Is the only change from the for
mer franchise offered. It was referred
to the street committee.
The council let the contract for the
improvement of Munroe street for $7000.
Attorneys for the Portland Lumber &
Trust Company, which was awarded
the $20,000 water bonds, are examining
tne proceedings authorizing them be.
fore passing on their legality.
BOY DROWNS AT WASCO
Child of 1 5 Months Slips Away From
JJCother and Falls Into River.
WASCO, Or., June 11. (Special.)
The 15-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs.
Carl Minkler wandered away from
home last evening while his mother
was calling on a neighbor and In some
manner fell into the Deschutes River
Just above the O.-W. R. & N. bridge at
The neighbors and friends dragged
the river all night and this morning at
10 o'clock the body was found.
RECORD CLASS GRADUATES
Oregon City Commencement Exer
cises of TTIgh School Held.
OREGON Cmr, Or., Jane 11. (Spe
claL) The commencement exercises of
the largest class ever graduated from
the Oregon City High School were
held this evening in the Shlvely opera-
house. Dr. Fletcher Homan. president
of the Willamette University at Salem,
delivered the principal address of the
evening and O. D. Eby, president of ths
Board or School Directors, presented the
diplomas. Music was furnished by the
school chorus and by the class. -
The graduates are: Norma B. Hoi
man. Albert -Allison. Charles Beatle,
Elbert Charman. Ethel De Bok. Alice
Downey, Everett Dye. Harless Ely,
Roy Eaton, Hazel Farr, Alice Frink,
Clinton J. Griffin, William Green, Lyle
R. Gault. Gilbert C. Hedges. Elton Hat
ton, John E. Haleston, Lyle Kellogg,
Hazel C. Lenklns, William Lettermarer,
Ethel Ruth Long, Clara Mae Miller,
Ray A. Morris, William Miller, Ray C.
Newbery, Effie L. Newman, Clarence
L. Orem, Hugh C. Olds, Ellen M.
Pinkom, Mildred , Ream, Catherina M.
Reitsma, Elbert S. Charman, Grace K.
Schuebel, R. Wendell Smith. Albert V.
Veirbes. Edith Wanke and Cordelta
COQUILLE SALOONS OUT
COUNCIL REFTJSKS RENEWAL OF
LICENSES AFTER JVL.Y X. .
Speelal Election to Vote on ' Doubling
I,evy to Make Up for Fund Re
ceived From Business.
COQUILLE, Or., June 11. (Special.)
Coquillo will be added to the cities In
Oregon that are dry July 1. For two
weeks prior to June 1, a committee of
temperance workers circulated peti
tions requesting the Council to refuse
to grant new licenses . after July 1,
when the old ones expire. A week ago
the petitions were filed containing
nearly 500 names, a majority of the vot
ers of the town. A special meeting was
called for laet night to consider the
petition and act on the four applica
tions for licenses from the saloons now
The vote resulted In 5 against licens
ing the saloons to 1 In their' favor. A
tremendous cheer of approbation fol
lowed the result of the ballot.
It was decided at last night's meeting
that a special election will have to be
called to permit the Council to levy a
20-mill tax instead of 10 mills, which
has been the rate In the past, to make
up the deficit caused by the cutting off
of the $4000 saloon licenses.
It was also decided to ask the citi
zens at the same time to authorize the
issuing of $25,000 waterworks bonds
to be used In replacing the old system,
from the gource of supply to the city
limits, with a new and modern equip
ment. This work has been started but
the bonding companies refuse to take
the bonds, although permitted by state
laws .to be Issued up to $25,000 by ordi
nance of the Council, unless the bonds
are voted at an election by the people;
$12,500 will be used to take up the old
bonds and the balance will be used in
the new system.
Coqullle is planning to pave 10
streets this Summer with hard sur
face pavement, aggregating about 35
ALBANY EXERCISES HELD
COMHENCEHENT ADDRESS MADE
BY REV. M. MT.EOD.
Collese President Telia of Future Flam.
Next Year's Budget Reports Dou
ble That of Ftve Yean Aa-e.
ALBANY, Or June 11 (Special.)
The commencement exercises of Albany
College Wednesday closed the year's
work. An unusually large number of
alumni Joined In the procession from
the college campus to the First Presby
terian Church, where the exercises were
Rev. Murdock McLeod. D. D-, of Ta-
coma, delivered the address on "Some
Interpretations of Life." Carleton E.
Sox, of the board of trustees, repre
sented F. J. Miller, president of the
board. In presenting the Miller medal.
The medal went by a vote of the fac
ulty to Arthur Hodge, of Argo.
President H. M. Crooks presented the
diplomas. -He made announcements
concerning the future of the college.
The trustees have authorized the
election of two additional professors.
The budget for the next year amounts
to $27,500, which is more than double
that of five years ago. Fifteen thousand
dollars additional endowment above the
$250,000 that was recently secured has
been provided through the work of Dr.
Ferguson in the East and a pledge of
$5000 from the college board in New
York was received by telegram this
President Crooks announced that be
believed that the college would ocoupy
the new campus by 1915 and that
ground will be broken for the new
buildings by February 1. He an
nounced the first definite pledge of $10,
000 toward the new buildings trom
Cyrus H. McCormick. of Chicago.
NOMINEE GETS OVATION
DR. W1TBTOOHBB URGES OO-OFER-
ATIOW 'WITH FARMERS.
Agriculture First. Necessity to State,
He Says Cor Factories Come where
Lud la Peopled.
BAT-ISM. Or, June 11 (Special.)
Dr. James Withycombe, Republican
nominee tor Governor, as guest of
honor at a banquet of the Salem Com
mercial Club at the Marion Hotel last
night, was given an enthusiaatlo re
ception. The applause continued sev
eral minutes after Dr. Withycombe was
introduced by the toastmaater. and
while he made no reference to the race
for the Governorship in his short ad
dress, he was applauded throughout.
The theme discussed at the banquet
was the relation of the farmer and the
Commercial Club and the good that
cen be done the country communities
by the city organizations. Dr. Withy
combe said that the commercial clubs
and the farmers' organizations were
accomplishing a great deal In build
ing up the state. Salem, he declared,
was surrounded by 1,000,000 acres of the
best soil, which was capable of support
ing a population of more than 2,000,
"You must encourage agriculture,"
said the speaker. "There is no par
ticular need to worry about manufac
turers. They will come. The co-operation
of the business men and the
farmers Is necessary to bring about
the desired results."
Dr. Withycombe said he had a plan
for the building of permanent roads
through the co-operation of the state,
counties and districts which he ex
pected to develop later.
Lewlston Conncilmen Tjnopposed.
LEWISTON, Idaho, June 11 (Spe
cial.) J. B. West. Fred Emery and A
G. Wlsner were re-elected to the City
Council. There was no opposition to
the candidacy of the three nominees in
the city primaries and no effort was
made to oppose their election by nam.
in candidates by. petition,
BY FIRE AT BANDQN
Three Business Blocks Burned.
30 Firms Without Quarters.
Entire District Menaced.
HOSPITAL INMATES SAVED
Flames, Swept by Wind, Devastate
City In 2 Hours Merchants Plan
to Rebuild 'Whole Section
m Soon as Possible.
BANDON, Or, June 11. (Special.)
A Are which originated here in the
L. N. E. Restaurant at 4:15 A M. to
day, destroyed practically three block3
of business houses and, rendered 30
firms without quarters. The flames
accomplished their destruction In the
short time of two hours, being fanned
by a fairly strong northwest wind.
Among the buildings destroyed was
the "Bandon Hospital, which had nine
inmates, all of whom were saved.
The destruction of the entire busi
ness section of the city was prevented
only by three concrete buildings, past
which the flames could not communi
cate. Two of these were one block
east of the restaurant, the other on
the street to the east.
Dynamite was used and one building
was blown -up, to no avail. The fire
leaped, across one street and made a
steady march until it had burned every
building within its reach.
Insurance la Only $50,000.
The damage is estimated at $300,000,
with approximately $50,000 Insurance.
The "tug Klihyam did service from
the waterfront and saved all the large
shipping warehouses next to the
No lives were lost and - only a few
minor accidents' happened.
The. buildings burned were owned
by local people mostly. They include
the Eldorado block, two Dyer buildings,
Hartman concrete building (badly
damaged), D. M. Averill, Marshall
building. Captain Johnson, Gross Bros.,
Jamieson & Page, the Laird & Lowe
block, two residences, belonging to
George Erdman and Thomas Anderson.
Business firms who lost practically
everything in their buildings, were:
Joseph Coach, saloon; Fred Tuttle,
newsstand; Antlers Billiard Hall,
George Lafaw, Eldorado saloon; Ras
mussen Broa, Bandon Meat Com
pany; Trowbridge, general merchan
dise. Many Report Partial Lobs.
Those having a 50 per cent loss are:
Lowe Bros., drugstore; Bandon Com
mercial Club. Partial losses are: Jamie
son & Page, saloon; Bandon Recorder,
Javltz Bros., clothiers; D. M. Averill,
general merchandise; Frank Dousch,
barbershop; A D. Mills, real estate;
Ocon Shoe Company, Bandon Drug
Company, Moncelt confectionery. Gross
Bros.' saloon. Socialist Hall, furniture;
Bandon Hardware Company; City Meat
Market; Water Company office, Bandon
Surf, a newspaper; Clayburn & Coos,
logging supplies arid Theodore New
haus, shoe store.
A large number of professional men,
Including Drs. Screnson, Houston, Leep
and others lost all their office sundries
and rooming-houses in the devastated
area were burned. .
The flames had not been quenched
before the progressive people of the
city were planning for rebuilding. The
whole district will be reconstructed
as quickly as carpenters and builders
may be obtained.
LONG JURY TERM ENDED
Judge Coke Will Take Two Weeks
for Equity Cases. .
MARSHFIELD. Or, June 11 (Spe
cial.) Judge John S. Coke has released
his Jury for a term of two weeks,
after the lengthiest term of court this
circuit has held in many years. Equity
cases will be tried during the recess.
The term, commencing the third week
in April, has been engaged in criminal
and civil Jury trials.
Among suits this week will be Re
ceiver V. E. Watters' attempt to ad
Just the Kinney affairs, one of the
most important pieces of litigation of
recent years. Attorneys for the re
ceiver say this suit will untangle all
differences and permit sale of the
property by the receiver.
TYPljOID GERMS INJECTED
Oregon Coast Artillery Corps and
National Guard Made Immune.
. EUGENE, Or., June 11. (Special.)
Six tubes of typhoid germs, prepared
for inoculation purposes, have been re
ceived by Colonel Creed Hammond, of
the Oregon Coast Artillery Corps, for
use among the members of the two
militia companies in Eugene. The men
will be treated in small groups after
The prophylactic is being given to
all the members of the Oregon Na
tional Guard In order to make them
Immune from typhoid in the event of
their being pressed into service in
Idaho Veterans Attend He union.
WEISER. Idaho. June 11. (Special.)
More than 200 delegates and visitors
from all parts of the state are here
to attend the annual convention of
the Grand Army of the Republic Wom
en's Relief Corps and Women of the
G A. R. The business sessions began
this afternon and will continue through
tomorrow. A public reception was held
tonight. The city is gaily decorated.
White Salmon Resident Dies.
WHITE SALMON, Wash., June 11.
(Special.) Ansel J. Harris, a well
known resident jof White Salmon, died
here today after a lingering illness of
tuberculosis. Mr. Harris was born in
Ohio, but came West at an early age
and for 25 years was an engineer on
the Northern Pacific running out of
Tacoma. He leaves a wife and three
College Lays Cornerstone.
PULLMAN, Wash, June 11. The
cornerstone of the James Wilson Hall
at the Washington State College waa
laid today as a part of the exercises
of commencement week. A bronze
bust of James Wilson, former Secre
tary of the Department of Agriculture,
for whom the hall is named, was pre
sented to the college.
Roslyn Miner Bit by Coal Car.
ROSLYN, Wash, June 11. (Special.)
David Bees, a pioneer miner of Ros-
lyn, was run down by a coal car on the
traoks here today and his right leg
severed above the knee. Owing to hi
age, 77 years, it is believed that the
ahoclt will lata!
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The keystones on which we have huilded this business. Twenty stores on
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A new delicate lasting perfume,
Alice Fleming "Rose Bouquet."
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Bay Rum, f best quality, half
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Honeycomb Crisps, chocolate- OZ
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Pound Box Delicious Assorted j
Chocolates J7 C
Creamed Filberts, deliciously qN
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Chewing Cum, all brands, T?Cr f --.i
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Miles' Anti-Pain Pills i i-t
Cascarets, candy laxative. 25c
Pond's Extract 1 Q
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Milk of Magnesia, our regular r Q
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Fresh, "Fizzy" Seidlitz Pow- g
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Bromo-QtJinine 15 Sloan's Linim't, small 20 33c and 75
Pinkham Veg. Comp. 79 Sal Hepatica, medium Listerine, medium size 35
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It will serve many uses in your home,
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A 25c value for 15c! Fine
green broom straw, durably
made. Better take advantage
of this price Friday or Saturday.
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These prices apply to out-of-town cus
tomers when orders are received
promptly. Write for illustrated cat
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and a npw hrnsh PRPV
your money back if the bristles
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$1.00 Buys a
Camera, so simple 'a child can
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grown-ups use them, too. Ex
perienced men in our Kodak de
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rilANY CHECKS BOGUS
Wholesale Operations at Van
couver Are Clever.
BANKS READILY PASS THEM
250 Blanks Printed in Seattle Are
Properly Numbered, "Protected"
. and Oounterslgned In Con
tract Company's Style.
VANCOUVER. Wash., June 11 (Spe
cial.) Wholesale operations by check
forgrero have been discovered here. So
clever were the forarerles of names and
printing- that the Security Saving's &
Trust Company, of Portland, on which
the checks were drawn, cashed a num
ber of them before discovering- the
The Columbia Contract Company,
which operates a rock quarry near
Camas, Is the concern whose checks
were forged. It Is alleged that the for
ger had 2600 checks printed In Seattle,
so near like the company's checks that
It was hard to distinguish between the
two. The checks were numbered with
a numbering machine, properly dated
and Imprinted with the same kind of
an old-fashiened protectograph. A rub
ber stamp also was used In marking
There Is much criticism of modern
educational methods tbat require too
much work of school children, allowing
them too little time for play and preventing-
sufficient out-of-door exercise.
When the study of music or any other
accomplishment, with the necessary
practice, is added, the strain Is In
Under these conditions the blood be
comes impoverished and fails to nour
ish the nerves. The child becomes rest
less, and twitching of the muscles fol
lows. Sometimes the child stumbles In
walking and drops what it tries to hold.
Pallor, llstlessness, inattention, rest
lessness and irritability are symptoms
that early show that the blood and,
nerves are falling to meet the demands
made upon them.
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills, a .fe tonic
for children, will build up the blood.
strengthen the nerves and help to meet
the demands of the growing child. Suf
ficient out-of-door exercise, nourishing
food for ten hours sleep each day, with
these tonic pills, will correct even long
standing cases of St. Vitus' dance and
will calm the nerves of the most lrrl
All druggists sell Dr. Williams' Fink
Pills. A booklet "Diseases of the Nerv
ous System" will be sent free to any
parent on request by the Dr. Williams
Medicine Co Echeneciady, sr. x wadvt
the month and the names of the audi
tor, T. Wettelund, and countersigned
by the president. Daniel Kern, were
forged so well that bank clerks and
cashiers did not hesitate to honor them.
The checks, ranging from 30 to $60.
were cashed by workingmen In this
city in various business houses and
saloons. One bank got five of the
checks, which were returned. It Is
said the checks have been passed In
Portland and other places.
Fair Directors to Meet.
CHEHAL1S, Wash., June 11. (Spe
cial.) The Southwest Washington Fair
Commissioners will meet June 16, when
the annual election of officers will be
held. Owing to the resignation of E.
B. Teachnor from the board of Lewis
County Commissioners, it will be neces
sary to select a new man for president
of the commission. The prospects for
the 1914 fair are brighter than they
have ever been before.
Aberdeen to Get Governor July 4.
OLTMPIA. Wash., June 11. (Special.)
Governor Lister has accepted the in
vitation of citizens of Aberdeen to pass
Jnly 4 at Jthat city, attending- the In
dependence day celebration. Pressure
of local business caused the Governor
to cancel all out-of-town engagements
this week, except attendance Saturday
at the Seattle Rose Show.
Agricultural Building- Dedicated.
JOHNSON, Wash., June 11. (Special.)
The new Agricultural building at
the Washington State College of Pull
man was formally dedicated yesterday.
It is to be of fireproof construction
throughout. The plans were drawn in
the architectural department of the
college. Several prominent speakers
were present, including Governor Lister
and President Bryan.
Centralis Mock Primaries Over.
CENTRALIA. Wash., June 11. (Spe
cial.) The primary election for the
choice of a Goddess of Liberty for Cen.
tralia'8 July Fourth celebration closed
last night. In the primaries Miss Au
drey Robinson. Miss Mayme Stokan.
Miss Ina Gilbert and Miss Rebecca Far
low finished in the order named and
the winner will be decided July 1. A
cash prise of $50 to the successful can
didate has added cest to the race.
ful dance record
dicing surely. ,
5 y re lAlto on, Ifrat s
what ibeij a say
Htrooib 'does iV-
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'i: - ar , jtv" n. :t"m.-, a " -c-"-'.' lariat sk rtr-v l
MlMhWMl J for all flw folk i J -:
Bill Spiv-ens, of course, was among those present at the grand Rose Festival Ball at the Oaks audi
torium last night and stated that even If more than two thousand couples had been dancing on
the floor at one time his Irriaisto combination, with the 16 dance records and 8 other selections,
would have met every musical requirement for this grand affair and I.fflian Whoozds heartily
agreed with rn, since her folks have been enjoying the use of one in their Laurelhurst home for
over a week now.