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TJIE 3IORXIXO OREGOXIAJf, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1914.
SHORT LINE PLANS
TO BUY IDAHO ROAD
Deal Is Said to Be On to Pur
chase Gilmore & Pittsburg
and Extend It. -
INSPECTION TOUR MADE
Acquisition of New Railroad ' and
Proposed Idalio Northern Exten
sion -Would Give Control
In Rich Territory.
Immediate purchase by the Oregon
Ehort Line ot the Gilmore & Pittsburg
Railroad and its extension westward
from its present western terminus at
Palmon, Idaho, along the Snake River,
to a. connection with the O.-W. R. & N.
Company's line at Grangeville, is a
plan receiving earnest consideration by
officials of the Union Pacific system.
E. E. Calvin, general manager of
the Short Line, together with Carl
Ptradley. his chief engineer, recently
made a" thorough inspection of the Gil
more & Pittsburg property for the evi
dent purpose of reporting on its con
dition preparatory to its purchase.
The Gilmore & Pittsburg extends
from a conection with the Short Line's
branch road between Pocatello and
Butte, at Armstead. Mont., to Salmon,
a distance of 120 miles, with a branch
of its own from Leadore to Gilmore, a
distance of nine miles.
Nor(bn-e.tra Deal Abandoned.
A few years ago it was generally un
derstood that the Chicago & North
western had procured options on the
stoak of the Gilmore & Pittsburg and
that this road was to be used as part
of the Northwestern's proposed exten
sion to the Pacific Coast. It was in
tended at that time to build the North
western from its present terminus at
Lander, Wyo., to Armstead and then to
follow the Snake River to a connection
with the Northern Pacific at Grange
ville or Lewiston. The Northern Pa
cific was to have been the Northwest
em's Coast outlet. But that plan was
abandoned .and the Gilmore & Pittsburg,
which apparently was built to sell, has
been on the market, it is understood.
By acquiring this property and
bridging the gap between Salmon and
Grangeville, the Short Line, together
with the O.-W. R. & N. Company, both
of which are units of the Union Pa
cific system, would be provided with a
direct line into Spokane from the East.
This, together with the natural re
sources along the route, are the prob
able objects of the Short Line's inter
est in the situation.
Line Built at Heavy Coat.
The Gilmore & Pittsburg was built at
heavy cost two years ago. With the
exception of that part of the road
which goes over the divide between
Armstead and Salmon, the line -has
heavy steel rails, is well ballasted and
well constructed. The original en
gineering plans called for the con
struction of a tunnel through the
mountains to avoid the heavy grade of
the divide, but its building was post
poned, owing to the cost. Surveys for
an extension of the line out of Salmon
wet along the Salmon River to Lewis
ton were made, but the line was never
The road is equipped with three lo
comotives and 393 passenger and
freight cars. W. A. McCrutcheon is
president and B. P. Little is vice-president.
It taps a rich mineral and stock
section of the state.
The Oregon Short Line controls the
principal avenues of traffic north from
Salt Lake through Eastern Idaho, via
Pocatello and Idaho Falls to Butte, or
the Salt Lake-Butte division of itts line.
Armstead is a station on this line, just
over the boundary in Montana from
Idaho. The Gilmore & Pittsburg is
therefore a feeder of the Short Line.
Dewey Road Aequlred.
The Short Line recently acquired the
Idaho Northern Railway, known as the
Dewey road, operating north from
Nampa. to Eramett, and built an exten
sion at heavy cost to the Payette lakes,
paralleling the Pacific & Idaho North
ern, the independent line, just across
the divide in another valley. It is prob
able that the Payette lakes, rapidly be
coming a Summer resort, are not In
tended by the Short Line as the term
inal of the Idaho Northern, but .that
the road would be extended on into
. Northern Idaho, to Lewiston. a com
paratively short distance, giving to the
state its first north-and-south road.
The proposed construction along the
Salmon River to Lewiston. traversing
Central Idaho east and west, opening
a marvelously rich country, and the
probable Idaho Northern extension
from Payette lakes would provide a
complete loop of Eastern, Southern.
Western and Central Idaho territory,
which the Short Line could control.
... This would give to that system both
a Central Idaho line, a north-and-south
line and a belt line hundreds of miles
in length, completely controlling the
great horticultural, agricultural, min
eral,' - stock and sheep belts of the
greater portion of the state, as well
as add important feeders for its main
line from the rich sections of North
ern Idaho, as yet not invaded by the
Vnion Pacific p'em,
C. K. Cool:, ot Carlisle, Pa., is at the
T. B. Loughrey, of Astoria, is at tin.
J. Matley, of McMinnville, is at the
H. S. Wilson, of Seattle, is at the
Mrs. William Hanley, of Burns, is at
-. .lalcsf. of Astoria, is registered at
L. K. Farris, of Bridal Veil, is at the
o. H. lihoades, of Hood River, is at
Mrs. Verna Gillous, of San Diego, is
pi me jseuson.
Francis Lamberty, of Eugene, Is at
Mrs X. p. Nelson, of Detroit, is at
Will K. Purdy. of Xewberg. is at
I rank Bramwell, of La Grande. Is
i tne Oregon.
C. H. Ingram, of Fort Stevens. Or., is
tii ma canton.
II. If. Bass, of Vancouver. B. c. is
at the Xortonia.
U. Alexander. Tendleton merchant.
is i ute imperial.
Y. Yamapata. a Tokin buslnoc m r.
is at the Multnomah.
C. A. Lawton. of Hammond, is reg
istered at the Carlton.
D. Reynolds, of Bartlesville,
Okla.. is at the Carlton.
Judsre W. LJ Bradshaw. of The
Dalles, is at the Imperial.
Mr. and Mrs. George V. Lelghton, of
Boise, are at the Oregon.
Nellie S. Vernon. M. D., and James
Vernon, of Astoria, are registered at
A. j. Schroeder. of Astoria, registered
at the Seward yesterday.
A. E. Bilyeu and E. W. Piatt, of
Scio. are at the Perkins.
William B. Wightman. or San Fran
Cisco, - is at the Multnomah.
Mr.' and Mrs. R. E. Kilpatrick, of
Scio, are at the Washington.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Chambers, of
Newberg, are at the Seward.
Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Wbitten. of Eu
gene, are at the Multnomah.
Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Coleman, of St.
Paul, Or., are at the Carlton.
Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Cochburn. of
Rainier, are at the Cornelius.
Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Kruger, of Cor
vallis, are at the Washington.
J. H. Albert, Salem banker, regis
tered at the Imperial yesterday.
J. C. Larkln and O.' A,-Schultz, of
Tillamook, are at the Oregon.
C. A. Bushnell registered at the
Nortonia, from Seattle, yesterday.
Mr. and Mrs. L. Enetke, of Bend, reg
istered at the Washington yesterday.
Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Barry, of Kansas
City, are registered at the Washing
A. Gellatly. Sheriff of Benton
CANAL VIEW BRIGHT
E. W. Wright Addresses Pro
FUTURE DIMMED BY WAR
Expert on Water Transporation
Predicts " a Rate Cut of Five
Cents a Bushel When Trade
An optimistic view of the develop
ment that is to follow inauguration of
regular traffic through the Panama
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County, Is registered at the Perkins,
E. E. Nelson, of St- Paul, assistant
general passenger agent of the North
ern Pacific, is at the Benson.
Union B. Hunt, of Indianapolis, pres
ident of the insurance department of
the Knights of Pythias, is at the Imperial.
HOME ACT AT PANTAGES
WEBBER JUVENILIS ORCHESTRA. IS
BIG PART OF NEW SHOW.
Playlet "Destiny." Seen Here Before,
SU11 Has Big "Punch" "Silvers"
Oakley and Others Cheer.
Two big numbers make up the solid
part of the strong new show at Pan
One of the two is the Webber Ju
venile Orchestra, flying the colors of
the Portland Rotary Club, and the
other is a playlet "Destiny," seen here
before, but which has lost none of its
"punch" because of repeating.
. Webber's orchestra is composed of
clever young Portland musicians, who
play mandolins, banjos and violins. One
of the little girls. Francisca Bliss, also
sings, and the string band accompanies
her in a chorus number. The young
sters long have been prime favorites
in Portland and their orchestra has
been strengthened since their invasion
of the vaudeville field.
"Destiny" is a play which deals with
a possible situation of modern life. It
concerns the Easterner, the Westerner
and the woman. The Easterner and the
Westerner meet. The hand of the
Westerner, raised to kill, is stopped by
unrecognized power. It ends with the
saving of the Easterner an, the death
of the other man and the woman.
Silber and North, a man and a girl,
present heaps of first-class comedy.
"Slivers" Oakley opens the show. He
is billed as the "Emperor of Folly" and
does all which such a title might leld
one to expect of him.
Up with any of them is the act of the
Bell trio, harmony singers, who have
excellent voices. They sing timely war
songs and give new life to others heard
SEWER OUTLINE READY
CHANGE OF ROUTE FROM S4TH TO
S2D STREET IS BIGGEST MADE.
Cost of Vitrifled Pipe Is Estimated at
100,007 Construction Time
Fixed at 330 Days.
The outline of the proposed Willow
street and East Eighty-second-street
trunk sewer for the Montavilla district
has been completed. The cost and
changes from the former plans now are
available to those interested.
The only important change appears
to be in the route from East Eighty
fourth street to East Eighty-second
street. The line starts at East Seventy
eight and East Taylor streets, on the
east side of -Mount Tabor, and ends at
East Sixty-third and- Willow streets,
the end of the East Stark trunk sewer.
It will connect with the sewer in the
Base Line Road, the sewer system to
be built in Tabor Heights, and with the
East Glisan-street sewer.
The estimated cost, for monolithic
with cement or virtilied sewer pipe, is
$196,997 and 1153,727. The time for
building the sewer is fixed at 330 days
from the date of letting the contract.
"1 think what opposition there has
been to the sewer has been overcome."
said W. H. Hamilton, president of the
Montavilla Board of Trade, yesterday,
"and I now belive the improvement
will be made. The club strongly sup
ports the sewer and can be depended
on to give all the aieV ic can."
Complexion perfection; Santiseptlc
PCanal was presented to members of the
Portland Transportation Club at the
Multnomah Hotel yesterday by E. W.
Wright, manager of the Merchants' Ex
change, who has devoted many years'
study to rail and steamship transporta
"An accurate forecast of Its perma
nent effect on North Pacific transpor
tation and traffic is still impossible,"
said Mr. Wright. "This is due to the
extraordinary condition that the Euro
pean war has created."
He referred to the fact, however, that
the canal already has forced rate re
ductions so sweeping that practically
all the present season's shipments of
woolt grain, salmon and flour from the
Pacific Northwest o the Atlantic . sea
board are moving by water. The steam
ers that carry these local products to
the East are bringing back return car
goes of iron, steel and miscellaneous
He predicted that as soon as trade
conditions become normal the freight
rate on wheat between Portland and
the principal ports of Europe will be
reduced about 5 cents a bushel. As the
wheat, crop of Oregon, Washington and
Idaho aggregates 60.000,000 bushels an
nually, this reduction of 6 cents a bushel
in the cost of transportation will add
$3,000,000 to the yearly revenue of the
"Any misgivings which may have
been felt over a possible combination
of large shipping companies using the
canal," said Mr. Wright, "have been dis
sipated by what actually has taken
place. Unless UUInterstate Commerce
Commission step6u and eliminates all
competition in rates, as it has done on
American railroads, there will always
be plenty of rivalry among the com
panies using the canal."
How far east of Portland the Influence
of the canal service will extend is Im
possible now to determine, Mr, Wright
asserted, but he declared emphatically
tnat it will he far enough east to set
tle forever that "time-honored argu
ment of Spokane rate-case lawyers that
tne rate from the East to Spokane could
not legitimately be regarded as sus
ceptible to water competition."
Portland's advantages resulting from
the canal will depend entirely upon the
extent of the territory over which rail
roads will be able to handle tonnage
passing through this port, he explained,
but these benefits will be greatly in
creased as soon as the United States
is able to break loose from "our hide
bound, trade-stifling policy that pre
vents us from buying ships where they
can be bought the cheapest."
A. F. Flegel, Democratic nominee for
Congress, and A. G. Clarke, traffic man
ager for Wadhams & Kerr Bros., also
spoke. D. C. Freeman, advertising agent
for the North Bank and affiliated lines,
REV. T. B. FORD ELECTED
Oregon City Pastor Chosen Presi
dent of Methodist Ministers.
Rev. T. B. Ford, of Oregon City, was
elected president of the Methodist
Association at the meeting of the or
ganization yesterday morning in the
First Church at Twelfth and Taylor
streets. Dr. Ford succeeds Dr. Delmer
H. Trimble, who has gone to Tacoma
to assume a pastorate there.- Rev. A.
B. Calder, of Trinity Methodist Church,
was elected vice-president. It was de
cided to hold all the meetings of the
ministerial" body in the First Methodist
Church at Twelfth and Taylor streets.
Plans for the year's work in this dis
trict were discussed.
Three receptions this evening will
claim the attention of Methodists of-
Portland. Centenary Church will hold
a large reception .for its new pastor.
Rev. T. W. Lane, recently of Tacoma;
Laurelwood Church will entertain for
Rev. V. E. Willings. who has been re
called, and In the Chinese Mission at
266 Alder street a reception will
honor the district superintendent. Rev.
J. W. McDougall, and the acting pas
tor, Rev. Asa bleetn.
Baker Registration Gains.
BAKER, Or., Oct. 12. (Special.)
Registration has been exceptionally
heavy since the primary elections In
Baker County, and when the books
close for the year next Saturday even
ins; it Is estimated that more than 1000
names will have been added to the
Delightful Luncheon Served From 11:30 to 2:30 Daily in Our Beautiful Tea Room Fourth Floor
Trunks, Suitcases and Traveling Needs, Fourth Floor-' Headquarters for Hallowe'en Novelties
We are principal Port-
land Agent for La
dies' Home Journal
Patterns and Publica
tions. Pattern Dept.
on the Main Floor.
Olds, Worttnan Sc King
Reliable Merchandise Reliable Methods
Pacific Phone Marshall 4800
Home Phone A 6231
Order your groceries
and provisions from
our model grocery.
clerks at j-our service,
beginning at 8 A. M.
TpK It tT yf " (Of jt In the Big Basement Today
llJouDie bQ?H- Stamps
U cial bargains in all departments.
i . H ,ii
Basement Sale Women's Suits
Regular $15 to $35
Grades Priced for
Tuesday's Selling at
Choice of 325 Suits in
a Wonderful Assort"
ment of Styles and Fabrics
Double Stamps With All Cash Purchases Made in the Basement Underprice Store
Today! For Tuesday's selling we have planned one of the most remarkable
sales of Women's and Misses' Suits ever attempted in this city. We are going to
give our customers a bargain that will long bo remembered by those who take ad
vantage of. it. Altogether there are 325 uits in this immense lot purchased by
our garment buyer especially for this occasion. Scores of styles to select from and all
are the serviceable tailored models for general wear. Every 6uit is made from ex
4 cellent quality materials, in -good range of plain and fancy weaves many in the
much-desired mixtures in. medium and dark colors.
Strictlv High-Class Garments with best of linings and per
il feetly tailored throughout. One model in style just like ilius-
tration to left. Complete range of sizes for women and misses.
IXJ It &oes without saying, there will be great crowds of anxious buyers in the Un-
1 ;':-iV J r n. . J . 1. MnmA anrlv T r tit Aw will a ....
iuoipiioo oiure l.uujr mtae nnw wiuc wv " "" " 7 vjl ,ui7uib? unvv
first choosing, bo we suggest you come in me morning il possiDie. ii,xtra sales
people will be on hand to render adequate service. No telephone or mail orders
tilled. Great one-day sale of 32o handsome Tailored buits, selling J f f QEZ
heretofore up to $35.00. Your choice at today's sale for only
el Outing Flannel Gowns 79c
On Sale at Bargain Center, Basement
Underprice. Store Women's Outing Flannel Gowns of good heavy
quality priced for today's selling at a substantial reduction. Made
in full standard sizes, extra long and nicely trimmed. Shown in white
and neat stripe patterns. Gowns like these sell usually at $1.00 each,
and we consider them good values at that price. Double Trading
Stamps with all cash purchases in the basement today. 70
$1.00 Gowns, sizes 15, 16 and 17. Special for today only
Main Floor Richardson's linens cost
no more than ordinary kinds and are
far more beautiful and wear linger.
SALE PATTERN CLOTHS
$3.25 Cloths, size 2x2 vds., Sl.GS
$3.75 Cloths, size 2x3 yards, S2.0S
$3.00 Napkins to match, doz 32.50
RICHARD SON'S DAMASK
$1.00 quality, 2 yards wide, at 8S
$1.25 quality, 2 yds. wide, at 1.08
$1.75 quality, 2 yds. wide, at $1.4S
4. 5Q CouchCover
Bargain Circle, 1st Floor High-grade
Tapestry Couch Covers, in full sizes.
Shown in handsome patterns and
colors. $3.50 to $4.50 J f QO
grades, today at only 270
35o Tapestry Pillow Tops. Q
On sale Tuesday at only
25o to 35c Curtain Scrims and "I 7 f
Voiles at, the yard, Tuesday, -
Sale of 1 OO Rag Rugs
At About V2 Price
Dept. Third Floor Because these rugs were slightly soiled in transporta
tion we secured them at a ridiculously low figure, hence this special
offering. There are just 100 in the lot, in dainty blues, pinks, yellows
and hit-or-miss effects. A washing will make them as good as new.
Very attractive for bathroom or bedroom. These will go quickly, so plan
to come early in the day. Priced at about half their regular worth.
75c Rag Rugs, Size 222x48 Inches, Now at 48c
$1.25 Rag Rugs, Size 27x54 Inches, Now at 69c
$1.50 Rag Rugs, Size 30x60 Inches, Now at 79c
$2.00 Rag Rugs, Size 36x72 Inches, Now at 98c
Apron Day" at Center Circle
Main Floor Another one of Our Popu
lar Apron Sales Scheduled for To
day! Women Who Need Aprons Will
Take Advantage of These Special Prices.
Women's Kimono Aprons 59c Made of good
quality striped gingham. Open in back and fin
ished with straps and. pocket. Good, full styles
and well made. Good assortment of pat- CZQft
W1 terns to select from. Priced, special
Women's Coverall Aprons 79c Xbese are made
with Kimono style sleeves and are open down the
side - front. Excellent quality ' gingham, in
pink and blue checks,, trimmed with 7Qg
madras. Well made. Priced, special, at. f
Women's Kimono Aprons 69c Shown in an attractive
line of checked and stripe patterns in good quality
percales. Open side front with strap across f2Cig
back. Priced fof today, very special, at only""
Smart NetvFall Suits
For Women and Misses very
Latest Models from well
known designers. Moderately
BUYING A SUIT here assures
you of the best materials un
equaled style and superior
tailoring. But this is not all
you also have the advantage of large
and varied assortments. Today
we direct your special attention to a
handsome group of tailored suits at
25.00. The smartest of new Fall models
Wool Poplins, Etc.
The popular Bedingote styles are well rep
resented in this collection, as are also the
new military cuts with high collars. Skirts
in tunio or "yoke effects. Trimmings of
velvet braids, fancy Bilks, earaeul, etc
Many stylish belted styles CP 9 CZ ft ft
also included. Priced at
$6.50 Grades $5
Second Floor Women's Wool Sweaters in
the desirable Ruffneck style, with close
fitting cuffs and knit-in pockets. Shown
in white, cardinal and navy, flf J flfl
All sizes. $6.50 Sweaters at-V- v
"Wear Ever" Aluminum Sfggffi
ATTEND the Special Demonstration now in progress in oxlr
Housefurnishlng Section on the Third Floor. "Wear-Ever
Utensils save time, labor, fuel and money. See 'window.
gSa? Andirons, Fire Sets, Screens, Etc., at 20 Off
LITTLE GIRL SAVES PUP
XEW-FOVHD FRIENDS CONTRIBUTE
MONEY FOR SCRUBBY.
Doc Sentence to Die - lor Ylolntlns;
Muzzle and License Ordinances Res
cued by Payment of Ransom.
"Scrubby," a black and white bull
pup, was saved from the "gallows" yes
terday by his 13-year-old mistress. Miss
Madge Schnitsel, of 520 Northrup street,
aided and abetted by Detective-Sergeant
Royle, Municipal Judge Steven
son. Mrs. Grace Bransford, Deputy Dis
trict Attorney Deich and Ted Lansing.
Scrubby ran away from" home several
days ago. He was not "armed" with
a license, neither was he muzzled." The
enemy, personified by a man In blue,
captured poor Scrubby and took him to
the city pound.
Scrubby was tried and found guilty
by Poundmaster Welch of a charge of
violating the muzzle ana license ordi
nances and he was sentenced to die. the
execution to be held at 4 P. M. Monday.
After a search of two days, Madge
finally located her pet at the city pound
and learned of the pup's sentence to
Madge broke open her bank and took
out 400 pennies, the result of many
years of saving, and journeyed to the
police station to see Judge Stevenson.
The s-hy little girl stood out In the
lobby of the station waiting to see the
Judge. Ted Lansing, a police reporter,
inquired her mission. The reporter In
terviewed the Judge, who said he could
not save the dug's life officially.
Mr. Stadter, Mr. Deich and W. H.
Warren, secretary to the Mayor, were
appealed to and they also made the
A hat was passed around and Madge's
Penalty of Age
Nothing is so essential to health
in advancing age as keeping the
bowels open. It makes one feel
younger and fresher and forestalls
colds, piles, fevers and other de
pendent ills. .
Cathartics and purgatives are
violent and drastic in action and
should be avoided. A mild, ef
fective laxative-tonic, recommend
ed by pTiyslcians and thousands
who have used it. Is the combina
tion of simple herbs with pepsin
sold by druggists everywhere
under the name of Dr. Caldwell's
Syrup Pepsin. The price Is fifty
cents and one dollar a bottle. For
a free trial bottle write to Dr.
W. B. Caldwell. 451 Washington
St.. Monucetio. ill.
new friends contributed 13.35. This,
added to Madge's S4. made IT.S5. Only
17 was required to save Scrubbys life.
so Madge bought !5 cents worth of
candy and treated ner dog's benefactors.
Andirons, Grates, Folding Spark
Screens, Fire Sets. See our line be
fore purchasing. You will find our
prices the lowest. M. J. Walsh & Co
lighting fixtures and fireplace furnish
ings of all kinds. 311 Stark street..