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THE MORNING- OREGOXIAX. TUESDAY. JUNE 23, 1D14.
300 to 400 Promise No Sleep
to City During Three
PATROL WAGON AT TRAIN
lay and Evening Sessions Are Filled
With Welcomes, Reports, Ap
pointment of Committees and
Many Interesting Addresses.
LA GRANDE. Or.. June 22. (Special.)
The first day of the Oregon Retail
Merchants' Association convention was
ushered in with a bright sun and nice
Pat Secor. of the Eastern Oregon
Produce Company, chief of police of the
kangaroo court, was on hand with his
patrol wagon cage, in which were. Pat
Foley's two brown bears. Upon ar
rival of the Willamette Valley special.
Chief Secor, with a lariat and a star,
six inches in diameter, succeeded in
i.Tiinr I. w Merrick and other promi
nent merchants of the state, who were
obliged to head the parade to the
Foley Hotel, the convention head
quarters, in the cage with the bears.
Luncheon was made merry by the
Salem and Portland crowds, after
which the delegates were escorted to
the .Methodist Church auditorium,
where the meeting was called to order
by Local President Haisten, who
welcomed the delegations in behalf of
the La Grande merchants.
Rev E. B. Fyke invoked divine
blessing and formal welcome was ex
tended by Acting President J. A. Rus
sell, of this city. He was heartily re
sponded to by C. E. Tillman, Mayor of
McMinnvllle. John Collier, director of
. I nuuA1alnn anil nmellldnt flf thfi L&
Grande Commercial Club, extended the
greetings of the clubhand was responded
to by J. C. Mann, of Portland.
Year's Record Healthy.
Chairman Haisten then introduced
President J. L. Stockton, of Salem, and
the convention Immediately was opened.
Secretary Merrick's report revealed a
healthy condition of the association, his
figures showing that the membership
has grown from 1720 to 2800 in the
last year and that several good laws,
favorable to merchandising had been
passed with the association s help.
The treasurer's report was read by
Thomas C. Watts, of Reuben.
The following committees were ap
pointed by President Stockton:
Auditing E. Polack, La Grande; O.
C. Austin, Woodburn; W. C. Gunther,
Portland: A. Kirkpatrick, Baker, and
K. C. Couck.
Resolutions Dan Kellaher, John
Malley. C. O. Larande, Portland: C. N.
Becked. Woodburn, and E. C. Warner,
Credentials Willis Simonton. Dallas;
G M Edley, Salem; A. Johnson, Cor
vallis; John Collier, La Grande, and A.
M. Reeves, Lebanon.
Grievance J. W. Caldwell, George
Hookeyos, Portland; F. D. Haisten,
La Grande; William McGilchrist, Salem,
and Thomas Watts. Reuben.
F. J. Holmes, chairman of the enter
tainment committee, after announcing
the fun programme for the day, made
formal announcement that La Grande
had been Riven orders to be blind for
the next three days.
Dau Kellaher Talks.
Informal discussions followed the
reading of the report of the credentials
committee. "Buying and Selling" was
the theme of aji address by A. N. War
ner, of Medford. "Do We Need Legis
lation? If So, What?" was masterfully
handled by Dan Kellaher. of Portland.
"Co-operation Among Organizations"
was the subject of R, W. Raymond,
secretary of the Manufacturers' Asso
ciation, while "How to Avoid Constant
Giving" was discussed by W. Winslow,
At the night session, George Hocken
yos, of Salem, discussed "Uses and
Abuses of Premiums." "How to Con
duct Successful Credit Business" was
the address of Roy Granyto, of Salem.
Addresses were made on "Efficiency
Correspondence: Its Value to Retail
Merchants," by Professor Clyde Blanch
ard. of Oregon Agricultural College;
"Live Advertising." by Fred Bolger,
advertising manager of Meter & Frank
Company, and "Mutual Insurance," by
George A. Ostrom, of Forest Grove;
after which a general good time was in
Between 300 and 400 now are pres
ent, which will, be swelled another
hundred or 6 by "tdnlght'a arrivals.
The visitors. are live wires and the re
port that La Grande could not sleep for
three days and nights appears to be
well founded, from the amount of mer
riment AUTO SMASHESJNT0 HOUSE
J. I James Tells Police His Machine
Skidded on Wet Pavement
Charged with reckless driving, J. F.
James, a merchant at 54 Fast Morrison
street, was arrested at East Fiftieth
street and Hawthorne avenue last
night by Patrolman Stram. He was re
leased on his own recognizance. Stram
says that James drove his automobile
through a rose hedge in front of Cecil
Barcroft's home, at 1317 Hawthorne
avenue, continuing through the yard
and smashing into the front porch of
James protested that the machine
skidded on the wet pavement and of
fered to pay for the damage, the police
MRS. PENNYBACKER IS ILL
President of Women's Clubs Suffer
SOUTH BEND, Ind., June 22 Mrs.
Percy V. Pennybacker, of Austin. Tex.,
president of the General Federation of
Women's Clubs, is in a state of nervous
collapse at the home of Mrs. E. ii.
berhart in Mishawka.
Mrs. Pennybacker came to South
Bend to speak at the convention of the
Thirteenth District of the State Fed
eration of Women's Clubs, which con
venes in South Bend tomorrow.
SEARCH FOR BODIES ENDS
Jeath of Empress of Ireland Diver
Cause of Order to Stop.
QUEBEC. June 22. That neither
Captain Kendall, of the Canadian Pa
cific liner Empress of Ireland, nor Al
fred Tuftenes. first officer of the
Storatad. had indicated on maps the
pot where a government investigator
claims the shattered hull of the liner
now lies, was the most Important point
of testimony heard today by the Do
minion comission investigating the col
It was discovered by the map sub
mitted by the investigator that Captain
Kendall had 'indicated the collision oc
curred about a mile and a quarter to
the north of the spot where the hull
tes and that Tuftenes gave a spot a
few miles to the southeast.
Divers from H. M. S. Essex who have
been engaged in trying to recover the
800 bodies entombed in the sunken
hull of the Empress were ordered today
to discontinue their operations as the
result of the death of one of the divers
who slid off the slimy bottom of the
liner. The danger was considered too
great to warrant further efforts.
JAPANESE TO STUDY ROADS
Government Commission in San
Francicso En Route to Europe.
SAN FRANCISCO. June 22. A Com
mission representing the Japanese gov
ernment, appointed to study municipal
administrative systems in London and
Berlin, particularly as to roadbuilding
and street paving, arrived from Tokio
tonight on the steamer China.
After a three days' vieit in San Fran
cisco, the Commission will go to Van
couver. B. C, and then East, via Win
nipeg and Montreal, putting in a month
among the larger cities of Eastern
Canada and the United States. Three
months will be spent in Europe.
Trial Trip of Flying Boat Is Post
poned Until Today.
HAMMONDSPORT, N. T.; June 22.
The American, Rodman Wannamaker's
flying boat, built to attempt a flight
across the Atlantic, was launched to
day at the flying camp on Lake Keuka.
Miss Katherine Masson christened the
vessel after reading a verse dedicated
to it by Dr. A. F. Zachm, of the Smith
sonian Institution, Washington.
The trial trip was postponed until to
morrow because of threatening weather.
CONCILIATORS NOT WANTED
Secretary Wilson's Appointees Are
Turned Away by 12,000 Strikers.
PITTSBURG, June 22. Patrick GH
day and C. W. Mills, appointed as con
ciliators by Secretary Wilson, visited
the headquarters of the 12,000 strikers
of the Allegheny Congenial Industrial
Union today. They were Informed that
their services were not desired at this
The strikers will hold conferences
with the Westinghouse officials tomor
row. 1000. SEE MIDNIGHT GAME
Two Fairbanks Baseball Teams En
tertain Carnival Fans.
' FAIRBANKS, Alaska. June 22. More
than a thousand people attended the
midnight baseball game played here to
night between two local teams.
The game was the opening event of
the Festival of the Midnight Sun, fea
tures of which will be a carnival parade
tonight and general merrymaking.
Firecrackers Not Allowed.
CENTRALIA. Wash.. June 22. (Spe
cial.) No firecrackers will be allowed
in the business district of Morton on
July 4. An excellent programme has
been prepared and the committee does
not propose that it shall be marred by
accident. There will be a ball game
between the old rivals, Morton and
Prominent Engineer Is Dead.
lliVilUV, u . 1 - -
Hams, past president of the Western
Society ol engineers, oroppeo uoau m
today, shortly before he planned to
take a train for Ann Arbor, Mich. He
. v. .m HnaivAH t h. a hflnnrarv
wtin w " " ' " . . . . -
degree of Master of Engineers at the
University or juicnigau.
Switzerland to Arrange Display.
SAN FRANCISCO. June 22. The Gov
ernment of Switzerland has decided to
send a commissioner to the Panama
Pacific Exposition and to arrange for
a display, according to a telegram re
ceived here from Switzerland today by
representatives of the Swiss colony.
Rubber Boots Used Since '83. -
M. A. Johnson, of Rockland, Me., has
a pair of rubber boots which he bought
in 1883. The boots were worn on a
farm at intervals, for six years, and
have since been worn on many hunt
ing and fishing trips. . They are still
sound and dry.
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1.EFT TO RIGHT W. A. JONES, WARREN BIRR, WILU1M UNDERWOOD. JOHN TUCKER THE MEN
ARE STANDING ON THE COUGAR. ,
WiCoanTplaintsrfWrom ,?rf w"c wK. had been killed by the animal were numerous. .
' TnT an mal waT thin. The hunters say that if it had been In ordinary condition It would have weighed
at least loTpoJnds. It was taken to Oregon City and 825 bounty collected. It will be stuffed and sent to
the Moijnt Angel College museum.
GOLVELL IS DEAD
Collapse From Heart Disease
in 1912 Start of Illness
That Proves Fatal.
END FEARED FOR MONTHS
Ex-Representative and Progressive
Party Worker Succumbs From At
tack That Came on During
' Presidential Campaign.
Elmer B. Colwell, United States Mar
shal for Oregon In 1910 and 1911, died
at 7:30 o'clock last night at his home,
975 Corbett street. He had been prac-
Elmer B. Colwell, Ex - United
T States Marshal, Who Died bast
tlcally an Invalid from heart trouble
for the past two years.
Up to two years ago Mr. Colwell was
a strong and robust man. In the Pres
idential campaign of 1912 he worked
hard In the interest of Theodore Roose
velt. He was in the Progressive party
headquarters in the Oregon Hotel one
day in October, near the end of the
campaign, when he suddenly collapsed
from heart disease.
Though eventually he partly re
covered, his health had been precarious
ever since. A few months ago he suf
fered another attack and was in the
hospital for some time. He became
enough better to be able to be about
again, but his condition remained sucti
that it was felt he might die suddenly
at any time. . .
Appointment Made In 1910.
Mr. Colwell had been a resident of
Portland for many years. He was
appointed United States Marshal for
Oregon by President Taft in the Fall
of 1910, succeeding the late C. J. Reed.
His appointment was. obtained through
the influence of Dr. Henry Waldo Coe.
now Progressive National committee
man from Oregon, but at that time one
of the most influential Republicans in
He is survived by his widow and two
sons, Elmer B., Jr., and Russell T. Col
well. Pennsylvania Is Native State.
Mr, Colwell was born in Millport, Pa
February 11, 1868. In 1872. he went
with his parents to Manistique, Mich.,
he went into business with his father
he went into busines with his father,
in the Globe Extract Works. He was
married to Elinor Teed in 1890. in De
troit He came to Skamokawa, Wash., in
1888, where he went into the lumber
business with his father, his uncle and
Captain Montgomery. In 1895, he was
elected auditor of Wahiakum County,
Wash., and was re-elected in 1897.
Coming to Portland in 1900 he became
secretary-treasurer of the Multnomah
Trunk & Box Company. In 1904, he
KILLED NEAR ESTA0ADA AND ITS
j if " I
was elected Representative from Mult
Mr. Colwell was a Mason of high de
gree. He was a member of the Rainier
Blue Lodge, Royal Arch Chapter No. 3,
Oregon Commandery No. 1 of the
Knights Templars, a member of the Mys
tic Shrine and of the Rose City Chapter
of the Eastern Star.
Arrangements for the funeral are not
LUMBER DEALERS LOSE
"Blacklists" Violate Anti-Trust Law,
Supreme Court Says.
WASHINGTON,. June 22. The Su
preme Court today affirmed the decree
of the New York Federal Court holding
organizations of Eastern states retail
lumber dealers had violated the Sher
man anti-trust law by circulating
among their members blacklists of
wholesalers who sold lumber direct to
Charges of blacklisting and unfair
competitive methods figured largely in
the so-called lumber trust suit which
the Government brought agair-t 10 re
tail dealers' associations and 137 of
MOVIE GETS LOTTERY RAID
Gambling Scene aa Sleuths Break In
to Be Shown in Court.
SAN DIEGO., CaL. June 22. Moving
pictures of 36 Chinese, playing fan tan
and lottery in a gambling-house In
Chinatown were taken tonight during
a raid on the house led by Detective
The attempt of the Chinese to rush
the police officers from' their feet, the
heavy hurricane doors and the com
plete gambling outfit found . In the
joint were photographed, and the films
will be shown in court tomorrow as
conclusive evidence against the Celes
tials. LAND OWNERS HOLD MEET
Effort Made at Prosser Meeting to
; Further Irrigation Project.
PROSSER, Wash., June 22. (Spe
cial.) At the annual meeting of the
Land Owners' Association of the
Klickitat Irrigation & Power Company
today Carroll B. Graves and H. O. Hol
ienbeck, of the Seattle Irrigation Com
pany: O. L. Waller, of the State Col
lege; C. R. Jackson, member of the
board of tax commissioners; Wilbur T.
Yearley, Ham Yearley and others
An effort was made to further the
project, but nothing definite done.
AUTO DRIVER'S LOOK FATAL
Wealthy Montana Merchant Killed
When Car Swerves, Upsets.
GREAT FALLS, Mont., June 22 R.
W. Lowery, a wealthy businessman of
Great Falls, was instantly killed here
tonight in an automobile accident. Wil
liam Roberts, a contractor, was seri
ously injured and two other men were
When Lowery turned half way
around to speak to one of the party
in the car, he lost control of the ma
chine, which veered to one side, struck
an obstruction, and turned a complete
PASS-USERS LOSE CLAIMS
Railroads Not Liable for Injury to
Free Interstate Passengers.
WASHINGTON. June 22. Railroads
are not liable for injury to interstate
employes or members of their families
riding on passes which contain stip
ulations that the passenger assumes all
risk while being so transported.
The Supreme Court today so decided,
and held that a pass Is not to be re
garded as part of the compensation for
which the employe works, but is in
reality free and subject to any condi
tions the railroad may Impose.
Public Hearing Date Set.
WASHINGTON. June 22. Public
hearings on the applications of rail
roads to retain their interests in steam
ship lines, will be opened at Atlantic
City before officials of the Interstate
Commerce Commission on July 21.
The law now provides railroads may
retain such holdings only If they prove
that the communities they serve benefit
thereby. Otherwise the law specifies
they must be given up this year.
POISON OAK IVT t
Use Santiseptlc Lotion. Instant relief.
Druggists refund money if it fails. eOo.
Santiseptlc Lotion relieves and prevents
Sunburn. Tan, Mosquito and Insect Bites.
on account of closing our Spokane branch, concentrating
our energies, money, time and stocks in our main stnre giv
ing Portland unquestioned leadership in Oriental Rug mer
chandising. The Spokane stock, combined with our Portland stock, makes
an enormous exhibit too large by far for any one firm to
The price reductions are sufficient to quickly effect our pur
pose through quick sale?. Red tags on each piece indicate the
You will never have a better opportunity (and perhaps none
as good) to have access to an almost unlimited assortment
and variety of Oriental Rugs of rare character and beauty,
at sacrifice prices, as this sale offers you.
LABOR EXEMPTION WINS
HOUSE AGAIN GOES ON RECORD I!
ASTI-THl'8 I, AW DEBATE.
Frovlsioa ! Civil Aeproprlatloa Bill
Also Eliminates Farmer Bryaa.
of Washington, Defeads T. It.
WASHINGTON", June 22. The House
again went on record tonight for ex
empting labor unions from prosecution
under the anti-trust laws. A provision
in the sundry civil appropriation bill
appropriating $300,000 for enforcement
of the anti-trust laws was adopted
after a sharp debate over the provi
sion exempting labor and agricultural
organizations. This provision reads:
"No part of this money shall be
spent in prosecutions of any organiza
tion or individual for entering into any
combination or agreement having in
view the increasing of wages, shorten
ing of hours or bettering the conditions
of labor, or for any act done in fur
therance thereof not in itself unlaw
"Provided further,' that .no part of
this appropriation shall be expended
for the prosecution of producers of
farm products and associations of
farmers who co-operate and organize
in an effort to and for the purpose of
obtaining and maintaining a fair and
reasonable price for their products."
Representative Moore, of Pennsyl
vania, who sought to have the provi
sion stricken out. Quoted Colonel
Koosevelfas opposing such legislation
and thereby became involved In a heat-
i ..ff.im.nt with. ReDresentative
e - . -
Bryan, of Washington, and other Pro
gressives. Mr. Bryan saia ne resenieu
the "attempts of a standpatter to slur
LINE TO BE SOLD FOR DEBT
Oklahoma Central Railroad Up at
Auction July SI.
vrir.rsTfR nuiu. June 22. To
satisfy Indebtedness which with in
terest aggregates $4,100,477.69. the
tracKage and rolling biock oi mo -,!-homa
Central Railroad will be sold at
. i . . E.,.A1 ribltl. JtllV XI. aC-
cording to an order Issued In the
United estates court nere uj
Judge Ralph E. Campbell.
The road was built In 1907 from
Lehigh to Chlckasha, a distance of 125
miles. It went into tne nanus ui i
cetvers the following year.
CHINA GETS ARMY AIRMAN
Californlan Leaves for Hongkong to
. Instruct Corps.
SAN FRANCISCO. June 22. Arthur
F. Lyra, a Chinese aviator, will sail
n . . . i n HnnrkonE to become an
instructor in aviation to the Chinese
army. Lym is a native uaniornian,
college graudate and former business
manager of a daily Chinese newspaper
In this clty
Charges Are for Accosting Girl.
' t c uaot.11 a s-ftnfitter. 24 veara
old. was arrested last night at Adams
and Holladay streets oy r-airuiman
Snedden, charged with making inde
cent proposals to little girls.
Albert Wilson, a miller, 43 years
old, was arrested at Fourth and Madi
son streets by Patrolman Hunt on a
charge of accosting 14 to 16-year-old
girls and with being drunk.
Louisiana Sugar Growers Lose.
WASHINGTON. June 22. The Su.
preme Court today refused the request
' . . l. c,. f Tj.nl.lana tn an1oin the
Secretary of the Treasury from con
Activity among dealers, col
lectors and housefurnishers
generally marked the first
day (yesterday) of our
Early Attendance Is Advisable
Oriental Rug Dealers in
tinuing to grant to Imported Cuban
sugar a 20 per cent preferential below
the reduced "uar duties of the Un
derwood tariff law.
LAND-GRANT SURVEY URGED
Clause for $100,000 Appropriation
Put in Sundry Civil IUI1.
OREGON IAN NEWS BUREAU, Waih
Inston, June 22. Representatives Fal
coner, of Washington, and French, of
Idaho, were successful today in se
curing the adoption of a provision In
the sundry civil bill appropriating
$100,000 to continue the survey of rail
road land grants so that title may pans
to railroads and lands become subject
to state taxation.
Chairman Fitzgerald, of the appro
priations committee, led the fight to
cut this appropriation to $:ia,000.
ITALIAN BLAMES AUSTRIA
Deputy Say Neighbor Fomented Re
cent Anarchist Uprising.
ROME, June 22. The recent revolu
tionary movement by the anarchists In
Italy was fomented by Austria, accord
ing to a statement made by Deputy
Vital, who has been Investigating con
ditions in Romagna.
The deputy says he found evidence
of the presence of Austrian agents
and learned that an Italian vessel In
tercepted wireless messages from these
agents, giving detailed reports of the
disturbances to Vienna.
Tobacco Pools Illegal.
mismxrarnM. June 22. The Ken
tucky statute making It legal for farm
ers to pool their tobacco was annulled
today as unconstitutional oy nm su
Meat Market Mian Robbed.
A. C. Hicks, proprietor of a meat mar
ket at 640 Umatilla avenue. r-nortd to
S2.00 ROUND TRIP
Salem Cherry Fair
I loesrs 4 xujoJ I
The Exposition Line 1913
WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
June 24, 25, 26, 27
LOW ROUND TRIP FARES
From All Other S. P. Points.
PORTLAND DAY, SATURDAY, JUNE 27
Tickets on sale June 24 to 27, inclu
sive, with final return limit June 2'J.
Full information, with train schedule", at City Ticket Office, hO
Sixth street, corner Onk; t'nion Depot; Kast Mornoon ktreet, or
any Soul hern I'acifio agent.
John M. Scott, General Passenger Agent, Portland
Patrolman Davis taut nlM Ihxl blue
serse suit and a rrrm MM b1 !
stolen from his lmii. A n umber ef
letters were among the ll.
REDMOND IS SEEKING AID
lrli.li Volunteer Send Out Apral
for Help I torn America.
rillUAPELPHIA. June 5J. An ap
peal to strengthen the Irish volunteers
and "enable them to lonfront aoe
qiiately this audacious attempt of the
British arutocrsry and sn IrlnH ins
nority to put down bv foree the lib
erties of the Irish people" wss re-eiel
tonight by Mlchsrl J. Ryan, president
of the United Irlfh tissue of Amerlra,
In a cablegram from John Redmond,
leader of the lrlnh Nationalist pr(r
The cablrgrsm was sent from Ia
don. Noted IlrllMi Knglnrer Ilrs.
LONDON', June 22. Morun Brsnnl.y
Williams, who probably hd more to do
than any other man with the -onetruo-tloii
of the earlier rsllromls In the
British IMes. died here toituy. He le
planned and built rnnny of the ltaltn
railroads, aa well as thuuand of mlle
bf Russian lines. He wss born in 111!
Itcbels Hemand 1100,000.
KAGUK PAHS, Tex., June 25. A de
mand lor the payment of $IOO.no rM
by the Aguila Coal Company, near ple
drss, Mexico, has been made by consti
tutionalist officers. If the mone ' la
paid. It was announced toder. threat
ened confiscation ft the property will
be temporarily deferred.
Haitian Prcftldrnl I-ead- Troops.
HAVANA. June 22 Seriousness of
the Haitian revolution situation has
caused President .amor to take tiie
field In person. Purln the prrsldent'e
absence from the capital th govern
ment will be In the hands of a commis
sion, which will act wltti the Cabinet
Conditions In Port au Prince are re
ts,? 1 1