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THE MORNING OREGOXIAN, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1914.
PROBATE" COURT IS '
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DRIVING GOLDEN SPIKES TO COMPLETE RAILROAD THAT REDUCES MILEAGE FROM SPOKANE TO PORTLAND AND SEATTLE.
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Bar Association to Consider Action
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' Decision by the State Supreme Court
that there is no probate court In Mult
nomah County and that the vacancy
roust be filled makes It Imperative upon
the several political parties to nom
inate candidates lor that position to be
balloted upon, at the November elec
Several aspirants for nominations al
ready have made their appearances. The
Republican county central - committee
met last night and discussed the situa
tion informally, but until definite, ad
vice Is received from the state authori
ties no steps will be taken to fill the
Meanwhile it is probable that the
vacancy will have to be filled by ap
pointment of the Governor.
According: to the Supreme Court's de
cision. Multnomah County now is with
out a Probate Court. All the Circuit
Judges yesterday suspended their, pro
bate work as a result of the decision.
The Multnomah County Bar Associa
tion will meet at 8 o'clock tonight In
Judge Cleeton's department at the
Courthouse to consider the situation. It
is expected that the bar will petition
the Governor to name a lawyer to fill
the office until his successor can be
H. M. Esterly has been suggested
as the Governor's probable choice for
the position. Mr. Esterly was en
eased by the Governor a few years ago
to conduct an investigation into al
leged vice conditions in Portland.
Governor West arrived in Portland
last night and was asked by various
interested persons what action he pro
posed to take.
"If those bright lawyers who formed
the judiciary committee of the last
Legislature had understood their work
properly Multnomah County would not
i now be in this predicament." he said.
' He also took occasion to remind his
Interrogators that he vetoed the bill
by which the old County Court was
abolished and that the Legislature
passed it over his veto.
It Is understood that the Governor
has a large number of applications
for the position, but the applicants for
the appointment constitute only a small
army when compared with those who
are seeking the nominations on the
Democratic and the Republican tickets
to the vacant place.
Perley C. Heald has been appointed
ti a member of the Republican county
central committee to succeed Charles
Sigglin. who resigned on account of
business duties that compelled him to
go to Alaska. Mr. Heald is an ex
member of the State Legislature In
' Michigan, his former home, and has
been a Republican for many years. He
is taking an active interest in the cam
, paign this year.
"I have known Mr. Booth for many
years," writes N. E. Britt, of Newberg,
in a letter to Edward D. Baldwin, sec
retary of the Republican state commit-
: tee, "and the longer I have known him
the more I have admired him. I am
sure that he will receive a substan-
, tial majority in this part of Yamhill
Edward Heslin, committeeman for the
Republican county organization at Fair
view, reported to Secretary Amidon yes
terday that the outlook for Republican
success there is bright. He says that
Booth and Withycombe are popular
with all voters. In response to a re
quest of the secretary, Mr. Heslin sent
, in the names of sub-committeemen and
-women appointed in his preoinct.
"We are going to win right down the
line," reports W. R. Logus, Republican
committeeman at Oregon City. "I may
be optimistic, but it certainly looks that
way. Withycombe and Booth are run
; nlng hand In hand. Selection of Grant
B. Dlmick to manage Booth's campaign
-was a good stroke of business."
The Lincoln Republican Club, which
has been much in evidence since early
; in the Spring, is planning a series of
activities for the present campaign. One
of the earliest efforts will be a popular
priced luncheon at the Commercial Club
to which all candidates on both the
state and county tickets will be in
vited. Republican party leaders give
the Lincoln Club much credit for the
satisfactory outcome at the primaries
and for the successful work done In the
;. present campaign. It is probable that
Dotn tne state and county committees
. will place a great deal of dependence
: upon this organization for effective
work during the remainder of the cam
W. E. Kelso, of Milwaukie, in writ
ins 10 me siaie committee, expresses
tne opinion that "the retrular Remih
lican nominees have the best of it. They
win gei a Dig vote in Clackamas Coun
ty," he reports.
Candidates for the United States Sen
ate have been invited to address the
Civic League at the Multnomah Hotel
. " at their .noonday luncheon tomorrow,
5 but it Is probable that none of them
will be present. Senator Chamberlain
is in Washington, Mr. Booth Is In East
ern Oregon, and it is probable that
William Hanley, the Progressive candi
date, cannot be here. Arrangements
will be made to have each of the can
" didates represented by proxy.
T. H. Patterson, of Independence, re
ports to the state committee that
- Booth, Withycombe and Hawley will
: poll the full Republican strength in
. that section of Polk County.
Illustrative of the interest being
;-. taken In the present campaign by mem
bers of the Republican county commit
tee Is the eagerness displayed by M. E.
. Groesbeck in precinct 284, which is in
the northern part of the city.
Mr. Groesbeck was unable to come
; to the Republican headquarters in the
: Morgan building for a ticket to the
"harmony" banquet at the Commercial
: Club Tuesday night, so sent his wife,
fearing that the supply would be ex
hausted. He attended the banquet and
was one of the most enthusiastic at the
L. Knapper, of Joseph, advises the
Republican organization in Portland
that there is a noticeable disposition
among Republicans in Wallowa County
to vote her straight.
There will be little scratching, he
says, and the entire state and county
ticket will poll a big vote.
"There is . strong sentiment in the
. county that this is a Republican year,
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ENGLISH VIEW GIVEN
War Has Little Interest
CONSCRIPTION IS EXPECTED
Invasion of Island Not Looked For
but 'Tight Hole" Is Realized
and Breaking of Social Bar
riers Expected to Result.
How a level-heaed, educated English
man views the war finds expression
in a letter recently received by Bryant
Wiest. of Portland, from a friend re
siding; in England.
"Our newspapers," says the letter.
speak of the situation as 'War in a
Fog,' meaning; that the public is kept
almost utterly Ignorant of what actu
ally is happening;. "Our abbreviated
journals appear almost hourly with the
thrilling reports of the week before
last, and, except that the censor's pen
cil has obliterated from the picture
every trace of time or place, one Is al
most able to hear the clash of arms.
But as to the actual dispositions
of yesterday and what is being; done
today I am as ignorant as yourself.
"Two or three days before the actual
declaration I left my home at Broad
stairs with my family for a month's
holiday In Buckinghamshire. All was
excitement. Our military band had
been called from its seaside pleasure
stand and actually traveled in our
overcrowded train. There was a feel
ing; of almost panic in the air, and it
was with some little difficulty that I
transported my small party across Lon
don. Thirty miles out we passed into
another atmosphere. We had left the
lowering; thunder-cloud below us.
Even when the actual storm broke the
people of the little country hamlet did
not realize the meaning; of the 'War of
the World, or how It could In any way
affect their daily lives. Indeed, the
driver of our slow-trotting nag; sniffed
disdain at our townbred nerves, while
the village publican went so far as to
reject my offer of a daily paper on the
very logical grounds that his rural cub
tomers, the first excitement over, were
taking; no further interest in the
struggle and had resumed their normal
condition of silent rumination.
Close View of Precautions Gained.
i ro return last week rrom such a
home of ancient peace to our gray little
iiroadstalrs on the extreme southeast
ern coast, within actual sight of the
Continent and at the exact point - of
ifingland selected by the Romans and
the Saxons for successful invasion of
the country is indeed to pass to the
stalls. xne band plays right In our
ears. Five hundred soldiers are guar
tered . in one of our schools, armed
sentries patrol our streets, our beach is
guarded, aircraft pass daily overhead
and constantly the stunninir boom of
giant guns to seaward echoes the war
tramp of a continent. '
"Inconceivable things have happened
in the last month so many and so In
conceivable that we now take them as
a. matter of course in this new and
strange world. Never was a nation
less ready for war, never has a people
accepted 11 more piaciaiy.
"Our houses are commandeered by
the War Office, mined, wired and forti
fied; our women are drilled for the
Red Cross: our railways are patrolled
by bayonetted rifles; our highways are
barricaded at night, and our time-hon
ored British sovereigns are replaced by
foolish little notes of extreme crude
ness, and we take it all as calmly as
possible, going about such fragments
of our busines as remain with a
Britannic and dignified nonchalance.
Train Change Arouses Ire.'
' "I have a friend staying here. Most
of his income has vanished. He shows
no visible annoyance, but the 9:16 train
from his suburb on which for years his
domestic legislation has pivoted now
runs at 9:12, and he is furious with
"London is deadly quiet. There is
little of the flag-waving patriotism
of the Boer war. The danger is too
near, and we hold our tongues. In
deed. I think we are over placid. A
hundred thousand enlistments balance
badly against German millions. I think
the country must pay more for its men.
If the young middle classes are to go
we cannot leave our families to the
mercies of seven shillings a week sepa
ration allowance. I for one cannot af
"But, indeed, I should not be sur
prised to see 'Conscription' spelling
largely In my morning paper. We are
governed by an Iron hand nowadays.
Instead of the years of agitation and
parliamentary discussion, petitions and
'prayers ordinarily needed for the small
est change in our social system, a proc
lamation appears and the change Is
made instanter. And one night the
hand may write 'Conscription.' I hope
it may be so, but I hope we may vol
unteer first. But seven bob a-week!
Confidence Felt In Outcome.
"We are going to win and Germany
is not going to invade us; but we are
not afraid, and then we shan't wave
flags and we shan't feel inclined to
sing 'Rule Britannia' when we have
been helped out of the tightest hole in
history by friendly allies. But never
again! Tou may take it that will be
our national motto.
'We are already becoming a little
more American- in our ways. our
myriad little social castes, where the
300 - a - year-man never intermarried
into a 250-a-year-family, are breaking
down daily. They have to go, you
see. when both incomes ana millions
more as well suddenly vanish.
'I think we shall form a huge na
tlonal home-defense army. At all
events, never again!"
POTATO EXPERTS ON TOUR
Professors of Holland, Germany and
United States Here for Inquiry.
Potato experts of the United States
Department . of Agriculture, Holland
and Germany arrived In Portland Wed
nesday night. Professors H. S. Jackson
and, F. D. Bailey, or the Oregon Agri
cultural College, will have charge of
the party during its Investigation of
the potato question and potato diseases
The vistors include Dr. W. A. Orton,
leading potato disease expert of the
Federal Department; Dr. Otto Appel,
of Berlin; Dr. John Westerdyk, of Am
sterdam; A. K. Fisher and William
Stuart, specialists of the Federal De
partment. The party will visit Clatskanie and
maybe Gresham tomorrow.
ROBBERY NETS VICTIM $3
Man. Loses $ 1 1 to Pickpocket, Grap
' pies and Recovers $14.
Benjamin Bialyds, a State Fair visi
tor, encountered a pickpocket and
came out 3 ahead. Bialys had $11.
While he was watching the bearded
lady at one of the side-shows a pick
pocket removed the money. Bialys
grappled with the man and in the scuf.
fie several bills dropped, out of the
The stranger finally broke away and
Bialys piswed up the money. He found
he had $14.
POOR'S HAVEN OPEN
Scadding House at Third and
CITY OFFICIALS ATTEND
Many Interested In Social Better
ment Inspect Place Fathered by
Late Prelate Xickel Meals
Tried by Guests.
"A decent place for decent men to
stop while on their way to a decent
job," was the characterization made by
Rev. Henry Russell Talbot at an - un
usual house-warming last night, when
Scadding House, at Third and Glisan
streets, was officially declared ready
for its business of being a home and
a clubroom for men who find them
selves without either in Portland.
Mayor Albee and Commissioners
Brewster and Dieck, with Mrs. Brewster
and Mrs. Dieck. were the guests of
Manager Collings and Mrs. Otto Col
lings, who have charge of the house,
and the committee who have general
supervision of the enterprise, consist
ing of Rev. Mr. Talbot, A. C. Newill
Mrs. G. J. Reld, Hartridge Whipp, Mrs.
K. L. Purse and Mrs. Mather.
Throng; Sees Dedication.
The house was crowded with persons
who are interested in social betterment
work, together with a number of men
who are making their home there tem
The Institution, which will be partly
self-supporting, Is named in honor of
the late Bishop Scadding, whose idea
it was. It was explained by Mr. Tal
bot that the work in its present pro
portions is the outgrowth of the quar
ters established by Bishop Scadding at
88 North Third street last January.
We want Scadding House to be an
active, useful part of the community,"
said Mr. Talbot. "That was the wish
of Bishop Scadding, and that is our
wish. We want it to be as nearly self
supporting as possible. The charge
that we make for a meal, 6 cents, will
about pay the cost of the food served.
The other cost must be met otherwise.
Every man will be given a clean bed,
of which we have 60. and there is a
free bath, of which all who stay here
will be expected to avail themselves.
The' price for lodging will be 15 and
20 cents. If a man has no money, he
will be taken care of anyway until
such time as he gets work or It be
comes apparent that he doesn't want
Help Is Promised.
Mayor Albee, Commissioner Brew
ster, Commissioner Dieck, John F. Car
roll and Rev. A. A. Morrison made
brfef talks, expressing their, pleasure
at the establishment of such an insti
tution, and pledging themselves to help
in any way possible to make it a suc
cess. Mayor Albee recalled his part in car
rying on the work of the Men's Resort
on Third street 16 or 17 years ago,
Commissioner Brewster spoke of the
importance of makinir the House as
near self-supporting as possible, and
Commissioner Dieck said that men who
came to him from the House would be
given work whenever the city had work
There were solos by Miss Goldle Pe
terson and Norman A. Hoobb, and duets
by Mr. Hoose and H. G. Whipp. C. E.
McCulloch and Leonora Fisher Whipp
At the close of the programme the
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city officials were taken over the prem
ises by Manager Colllngs- They ex
pressed themselves as delighted with
what they saw. They all lined up at the
lunch counter and gave their orders
for "Mulligan," "Spokane" and other
subsantial viands which compose the
Scadding House menu. '
TRIAL IN CLATSOP FOUGHT
Loser in Suit Over Columbia High
way Asks- Change of Venue.
ASTORIA, Or.. Sept. 17. (Special.)
A motion for a change of venue was
filed In the Circuit Court today by
the plaintiff in the case of Robert He
Math against Clatsop County.
The suit is an appeal from the rul
ing of the County Court in awarding
plaintiff damages for a right of way
through his property at Westport for
the Columbia Highway, now in course
of . construction. The plaintiff pre
sented a claim for $18,410 damages, and
the County Court awarded him $1. The
case is to be tried nex t Thursday.
Several similar cases pending have
been set for heaxlnf during the first
four days of next week. It is under
stood that Judge Campbell will be here
to preside at that time.
BOY COURT CONVICTS LAD
Jury Finds Campaigner Guilty of
Taking Coin From Bov.
In the first session of the District
Court of the Portland Junior Govern
ment 'since the return of Eugene J.
Rich. Boy Mayor, from a tour of South
ern California, Joseph Bernstein was
found guilty of taking money by false
pretenses. The trial was held in the
Chamber of Commerce building last
night and the Junior attorneys for both
sides put up strong arguments.
Joseph Bernstein will appear before
Probation Officer Mcintosh tomorrow
morning. The Jury was composed or
Martin DeMuth, Adolph Bloch. Harry
Gevurtz, C Clarence Llkins, Monte Col
lins and Henry Williams.
In the recent campaign Bernstein was
accused of breaking into his fund box
and extracting coins.
MORE STUDY TIME SOUGHT
High. School Enrollment So Big,
Eight-Period Day Is Planned.
Eight class periods instead of six may
be the dally order in the Portland High
Schools this year. The attendance yes
terday broke all previous records, when
8970 pupils reported for registration.
The eight-period day is the plan sug
gested by school officials in the hope
that It will ease the situation.
Under this system, the number of
teachers would be increased and all al
lowed to teach six-period days, as has
been the custom In the past.
The attendance at the four high
schools yesterday was. Jefferson, 1306:
Lincoln. 1235; Washington, 1185, and
Molalla Grade Work Progresses.
MOLALLA, Or Sept 17. (Special.)
The Willamette Valley Southern Rail
road has a crew or 175 men and 25
teams working on the grade near this
place, between Molalla and Mount
Aneel. The work is progressing
rapidly. The steel bridge across the
Molalla River is being erected .and
cut near Mullno is nearly completed.
When this Is finished the steel laying
and the ballasting will be resumed and
It will take but a few weeks to have
the road In shape for the electric
When you begin to wish that all
your rooms were on the ground floor
you are beginning to become old.
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PORTLAND BOXERS WIN
OF SIX GET DECISIONS
WALLA W'ALLA BOUTS.
Rain In Forenoon Causes Chance 1
Frontier Days Events to nail
but Mayor Then Interferes.
WALLA WALLA, Wash., Sept. 17.
(Special.) Portland boxers showed
well In the first night's bouts of the
Frontier Days show. Rain in the fore
noon caused announcement of a change
from the outdoor arena to a downtown
hall, but ninth-hour interference by the
Mayor sent the milling back to the
fairgrounds. The boys here are the
cream of the Multnomah, Spokane.
Victoria, Seattle, Vancouver and other
clubs of the Northwest.
Owing to the shuttlecock maneuvers
only a small crowd was on hand, but
better things are promised for the
seml-windup and the finals.
One slight accident marred the bouts.
In the 175-pound match McKenzle, of
Victoria, dislocated his elbow, but will
be around again In a few days. His
opponent was Charb, of Seattle.
Homer Tllley refereed and the judges
were Archie Hahn and Dr. Fulton.
135 rounds Wagner, Armory Athletic
Club, Portland, won Irom Mergohougia,
attached: three rounds.
Brennan. unattached, Portland, won from
A. Jensen. Walla Walla Athletic Club; three
143 nourtda Boatrlght, unattached, Port
land, won from Cullla. Wall;
?luh: three rounds.
108 vounds (final) Phelpa, Seattle Ath-
letlo Club, won from Reynolds. Butler Ath
letir; Clnh. Portland- two rounds. - -
115 pounds Francis, Spokane Athletic
Club, won from Nelson, fipokane Athletic
Club; three rounds.
Mascot, unattached. Portland, won from
Hefferman. Butler Athletic Club. Portland;
15S pounds P. scnuia, unattacnea
land, won from Sullivan. St. James Athletic
Club; knock-out, two rounds.
Hall. Victoria Athletic Club, won from
Hunter, 6t. James Athletic Club, Vancouver,
Wash.; three rounds.
REPORTER WEDS ON TRIP
Dean Collins Finds Happy Way to
Spend His Vacation.
A most happy way of spending a
vacation has been discovered by Dean
Collins, of the reportorial staff of
He left Portland a week ago, osten
sibly for a trip through Southern Cali
fornia, but yesterday his friends re
ceived a telegram from him dated at
Phoenix, Ariz., which proves that he
tarried only a little while In the land
whence come the moving picture films.
The telegram told of his marriage
on Wednesday at the home of the
bride's mother In Phoenix to Miss Julia
Mosher, and beyond this ecstatic In
formation simply said that they were
to leave' Thursday for Portland.
Back of the simple announcement of
another victory for General Cupid Is
a rosy road of romance, reaching way
back to last March. It must have been
that long ago. for the crocuses were
in bloom when Miss Mosher, Just re
turned from Germany as a graduate
from the Conservatory of Music at
Lelpsiz. was the guest of friends in
Mr. and Mrs. Collins will make the
tour of Southern California en route
to Portland, and neither their friends
nor, it Is believed, they themselves.
know Just when they will arrive here.
COURT AVOIDS PROBATE
Jodge McGinn Delays Case Cntll
After Affairs Are Straightened.
"Until the present tangled condition
of probate affairs is straightened out,
I prefer not to take this case up," de
clared Judge McGinn yesterday when
attorneys presented a probate case to
him for adjudication. "ir we couia set
tle it now, I would not mind, but very
likely we will have to go over the
whole thing again, ir we tacKie it at
all, and so I think we will not act on
It at present."
The case was that oz ruenara Hamm
against C. Henr! Labbe. executor of the
estate of Elisabeth Hutchinson, alias
No probate matters were filed yes
terday with the County Clerk. Attor
neys are holding off until after to
night's meeting of the Multnomah Bar
Association, when a course of action
will be determined. It is expected Gov
ernor West will be asked to appoint a
County Judge without delay.
BULL RUN ' RIVER RISING
Rains In Mountains Makes Stream
Gain Depth of Four Feet.
Unprecedented rise in Bull Run River,
supplying Portland with water, indi
cates extremely heavy rains in the
mountains, says L. S. Kaiser, superin
tendent of the bureau of waterworks.
Mr, Kaiser reported yesterday that In
the last few days the stream has risen
about four feet.
Near, the end of the dry spell the
stream was so low there were only 100
second-feet running. Since then the
rise has been so rapid that' there are
The Dependable Kinds
Tor Strenuous Service
Worth up QH
to $4-00 pi.I7U
now 1890 second-feet. In spite of the
long dry spell this year, the stream
did not record Its lowest mark.
COUNTY SEAT FIGHT IS ON
Rivalry Marked Between Ontario
and "Vale Residents.
ONTARIO, Or.. Sept. 17. (Special.)
Rivalry between this city and Vale
promises to become more marked on
the question of the removal of the
county seat from the latter place to
this city, which is to be voted upon at
the coming election, in accordance with
the decision of the County Court.
Formation of a new county, to be
known as Davis and to be comosed of
the western part of Malheur and the
eastern part of Harney County, will
lso be a matter for the voters to de
cide upon at the November election.
7:30 o'clock Saturday evening and
o'clock other evenings is the closing
hour for accepting Classified Ads. for
proper classifications for the next day's
issue. Classified advertisements ac
cepted after these hours will be run
under the heading "Too Late to
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