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TTTE MORNING OltEGONIANV
WEDNESDAY, 3IAY 5, 1915.
GRAIN BELT SENDS
THRONG TO REJOICE
immense Gathering From
Greets Celilo Fleet.
WALLA WALLA SENDS 5000
Farmers, Vitally Interested in Get
ting Product to Market by Water
Route, Travel Many Miles to
ST SHAD O. KRASTZ.
WAIiULA, Wash.. May 4. (Special.)
-Southwestern Washington today
manifested its . enthuaiastic delight
ovr the completion ot the Celilo
For miles and oniles the people of the
great agricultural districts tributary
to the Columbia River came to Wallula
today to welcome the steamer Undine
and. the fleet of vessels now proceed
ing down the Snake and Columbia
Rivers "from Lewlston to the new
That the Yakima country, the "Walla
Walla country and the Palouse coun
try are intenaaly Interested In the open
river development ' was demonstrated
by the Immense gathering on the bar
ren banks of the Columbia here this
Shore Black With People.
"Immense" Is the rlerht word. The
shore where the old town of Wallula
stood and where the original Fort
Walla Walla was erected was black
with people as the Undine came down
the river. So eager were some of the
more enthusiastic among their number
to . greet the vessel and hr pasangers
that they waded out Into the water to
assist In laylnjf the gangplanks.
It Is quite apparent that the WaJla
Walla people appreciate the importance
of the canal and the possibilities that
it eftera for development of their coun
try. Tbey catne over here 6000 strong
today. That's right 5000. and WaJla
Walla la 30 miles away. It shows that
those people are mightily Interested in
the open river when vney travel in such
numbers such a distance.
Walla Walla Sends 61.
By actual count precisely 619 auto
mobiles came from Walla Walla to
What would be called Wallula Harbor
If there was a harbor. Each machine
waa loaded. Besides that, three spe
cial trains came over. One had 16 cars,
another had eight cars and another live
cars. The trains could not go nearer
than a mile from the scene of the cele
bration, but tho people gladly traipsed
through the dust to get there. Impro
vised Jitneys did a rushing business be
tween the railroad tracks and the boat
People came, too, from Touchet, from
Lowdens and from other nearby points
In Oregon and Washington, but others
traveled even farther than the Walls
Walla people did. They came from back
as far as Dayton, Waitsburg:, Hunld
ville, Ka'.iey Grove and other places In
that great wheat-producing: country
back of Walla Walla.
Why did the people come? It wasn't
merely to see a steamboat or a small
fleet of steamboats. - All of them bad
een such things before. Many had
traveled on bigger vessels. No, there
was a deeper interest.
Value Is Appreciated.
Most of those people live in a ter
ritory that is rich in agricultural re
sources. They are wheat-growers,
principalis. Ever since they . estab
lished themselves here the cost of car
rying the wheat from their fields to
the markets has been an important
factor in determining whether they
must farm for a mere living or wheth
er they can farm at a profit. For
tunately moat of them have been farm
ing at a profit.
But for years and years the pros
pect of obtaining water transportation
to Tortland and to the ports of the
world through the Columbia River and
the Pacific Ocean has been held out to
them as the hopeful means of elimi
nating a part of the transportation
rosts and adding this difference to the
price of their grain.
To you expect to use this water
way now that it has been opened?"
someone asked of O. C. Soots, secre
tary of the Walla Walla Commercial
Club, who had charge of the local par
ticipation. " (
"Of course we do," was the prompt
Road BiiUding- Already Planned.
"We are going to build a hard surface
road from Walla Walla to this beach
and haul or' wheat down here by auto
mobiles. Then we can- load it right on
the ships and send It through the ca
nal to market."
Thla canal opening, therefore, is a
more than a sentimental Interest tn
these people here In the wheat coun
try. They have a real downright hard
dollars and cent slnterest.
The Walla Walla people had an Im
portant part In the programme here
today. Captain Paul II. Weyrauch pre
sided In the absence of ex-Governor
Miles C. Moore, a resident of Walla
Walla, who was traveling on the steam-J-
N. Teal. Although the flagship
and the fleet were not due to arrive
at Wallula until 2:S0 in the afternoon
the people began gathering as early
as 9 o'clock In the morning.
And this statement of fact Is of par
ticular significance when It is known
that the sun was hot and that there
Is no shade , tree within a mile of the
Place. But the people were cheerful
' and listened with expressed delight to
concert muBic by the Walla Walla band
tho Dayton band, the Waitsburg band
and the band of the Walla Walla Meat
and Cold Storage Company. All the
bands blared forth in harmonious uni
son when the Undine hove in sight.
Woadu Mrelnir la Held.
The directors of the meeting had a
Rood roads meeting while waiting the
arrival of the fleet. They explained
that now that the river is opened to
the. sea. it will be necessary to provide
adequate means of reaching the river.
The lPsson seemed to find a responsive
chord. The crowds enthusiastically
cneerea the appeals tor better roads.
A mammoth flagpole had been erect
ed on the site of the old fort and nre-
ceeding the meetings old glory was
hoisted to the top. Company K of the
Second Infantry. Washington National
Guard, commanded by Captain Harry
wens, tuc crown tnen joined in sing
lng "The Star Spangled Banner."
Promptly upon the arrival of th
Undine, the Asotin and the other ves
sels from the upper river. Professor W.
1). Lyman, of Whitman College, de
livered the formal address of welcome.
He reviewed briefly the historic in
cidents that should make revered the
spot upon which he stood. Turning
inen to the occasion that brought them
".toint ownership" that the people of all
the Northwestern states should feel in
the ranal. Because Uncle Sam provided
tho funds with which to do the work.
he emphasized the National Importance
of the project He pronounced his
three-fold welcome. "In the name of
the past., the present and future," and
closed with a -beautiful, poetic tribute
STARTING THE CELILO CANAL FESTIVITIES AT LEW1STON.
. Ill IS
to the sons and daughters of "Old Ore
gon." . .
Senator Jones and Senator Poindex
ter, of Washington, and Senator Lane,
of Oregon, complimented the people on
their excellent entertainment and the
enthusiastic demonstration and urged
them to use their new gift if they are
to attain its maximum benefits. -
PASCO KEEPS OPEN" HOUSE
Noted SpeaJcers Heard at Banquet
Celebrating Union of Rivers.'
PASCO, Wash., May 4. (Special.)
As a fitting climax to the most event
ful day in the history of Pasco and her
sister city, Kennewick, was jubilant be:
cause of their sea connection, the ban
quet given tonight to the visitors from
ths Inland Empire. Governor Alexan
der, of Idaho, and Governor Lister, of
Washington: ex-Governors Moore and
Hawley, with Senators Poindexter and
Jones, shared the honors as speakera
The speakers, in a general vein of opti
mism, told of the Columbia 60 years
ago, at present and of which the fu
ture had In store.
Glowing tributes were paid to the
pioneers to whom so much cerd't was
due for present prosperous conditions,
and the possibilities of a future de
velopment were shown, with the -hope
expressed that the Federal Government
would still lend her assistance when
The State of Oregon was best rep
resented by an address made by J. E.
Gratke, of Astoria, and Mayor Faw-
cett s talk telling what Spokane
thought of the completion of the canal
was also much appreciation.
Tonight Pasco is . generally keeping
open house. Fully half of the 6000
visitors of this afternoon, the largest
crowd in the history of the city, are
enjoying themselves with open-air con
certs, and a big street da nee, as well
as a number of smaller features. One
much-appreciated part of tonight's pro
gramme was the flower parade and
drill given by the Japanese residents
of this section. . .. - .
BIG DAY TODAY EV THE DAJjLES
Thousands of Visitors Await Open
ing ot Celilo Programme.
THE DALLES, On, May 4. (Spe
cial.) Tomorrow will be the biggest
day in the history of The Dalles and
its citizens are ready to entertain the
largest crowd that ever gathered here;
Special trains and boats will bring
thousands of visitors from all parts of
the Northwest. Hundreds of visitors
already are here and others are arriv
ing much more rapidly and sooner than
anticipated. Business will be . sus
pended tomorrow afternoon.
The morning will be devoted to The
reception of visitors and members of
The Dalles committee will be on the
Job at break of day to greet the first
special train. For those who do not go
to the official canal opening, cere
monies at Big Eddy tomorrow, a base
ball game between The Dalles aggre
gation, which has not lost a game this
season, and the Colored Giants,, of
Portland, has been arranged. There
also will be a band concert at the ball
park. Dances and drills by school chil
dren in the' late afternoon will be fol
lowed by a gorgeous allegorical pa
rade. Band concerts, exhibitions by
firemen and a street dance and ban-
1 quet will be features of the evening
u I amine. . .. ,
HUGHES IS NOT CANDIDATE
Justice Says He Cannot Permit His
Xame to Be Used Politically.
WASHINGTON, May 4. In view of
recent references to the name of As
sociate Justice Hughes, of the Supremo
Court of the United States as a can
didate for the -Presidency, the follow
ing authoritative announcement was
made today in his behalf and with his
"Justice Hughes -wholly disapproves
the use of his name in connection with
the Presidential compaign. Not only
has he no desire to re-enter politics,
but as a member of the Supreme Court
he is not available. He -Is not a candi
date in any sense and cannot permit
his name to be used."
IGHTY RIVERS WED
Miss Columbia Is Bride of Mr.
Snake at Kennewick.
Regular Bridegroom Late for Mock
Xuptials and Friends Say He
- tBelleved That . Union Might
Be Legally Binding.
(Continued From Firpt Pair.)
event was the parade which formed at
10 o'clock in Pasco. The bride and
her attendants occupied a prominent
place in' line. She was attended, not
onjy by her bridesmaid, but by more
than .300 young school girls dressed in
Other divisions in the procession typl
fled the development of this part of the
country from the earliest discovery of
the Columbia River to the present time.
A band of Indians from the nearby
Yakima reservation were a conspicu
ous spectacle. Followed them a small
group of the surviving trappers, some
of the original homesteaders and tha
modern agriculturist,' each faithfully
portraying the period In which he was
Typical of the life of the present day
was a uniformed company of local
business men. Another division paid
respectful tribute to the pioneer who
crossed the plains so that the country
hereabouts might, be developed prop
erly. Prairie Schooner Conspicuous.
One of the roglnal prairie schooners
used by the early settlers and a team
of real, old-fashioned oxen had a con
spicuous place. Then there was an
old-time stagecoach, a group of cow
girls and a long procession of private
automobiles. Each of the several thriv
ing communities In the neighboring
territory was represented.
Jarge parties came from Prosser,
from Attalla, Burbank and from other
points. Three bands one from Pasco,,
one . from ICennewlck and one from
Prosser were in line. Immediately
after the parade special trains took
the crowds across the river to Kenne
wick. where they awaited the arrival
of the flagship Undine.
A cheer that drowned out the siren
shrieks of the assembled fleet of rive;
trim went, up as the Undine came in
The Undine carried as passengers
Governor Withycombe, of Oregon: ben
ators Jones and Poindexter, of Wash
lnston; Senator Brady, of Idaho: Sena,
tor Lane, of Oregon; Representative
Humphreys, of Seattle; Representative
Sinnott, of The Dalles: ex-Governor Mc
Connell.. of Idaho, and many other
celebrities. The flagship party was in
vited to a place where they could see
the wedding ceremony, the perform
ance of which awaited their coming.
Aaotln Follows Undine.
The United States engineers' boat, the
Asotin, and the J. N. Teal, bearing
Governor Lister; of Washington; Gov
ernor Alexander, of Idaho, and other
distinguished guests, followed the Un
dine by less than an hour, and their
passengers joined the crowds.
After the Undine and Asotin left for
the Wallula celebration a programme of
athletio sports, a baseball game and
other entertaining eve.ts, rounded out
a day of pleasure. Tonight Governor
Lister. Senators Jones and Poindexter,
Representative Humphreys and others
addressed an open river, banquet com
memorating the completion of the
canal at Celilo.
AMERICA NOT GIVING AID
Comons Officially Told Washington
Government Is Neutral.
LONDON. May 4: "The United States
Government has not at any time in the
war supplied any war material to the
British government," said Sir Edward
Gfey, the Foreign Secretary, in the
House of Commons today in reply to a
The Foreign Secretary added that it
was entirely consistent for individual
manufacturers of neutral states to sup.
ply material to belligerents, and "they
no doubt are being supplied in this
FARMER INJURED BY HOG
North Dakotan May Die as Result
" of Attack by Beast.
GRAND FORKS, N. D.. April 25. At
tacked by a maddened hog and unable
to seek safety In flight because one ot
his less is amputated at the knee,
Alexander Sweeney, S3 years old. of
Larimore, was Injured seriously.
Sweeney was knocked down and the
pig was biting- Into his arm and shoul-tl-
"-''n assistance arrived. Sweeney
Spaelal train, 3 P. M. Saturday. Hotel
Gearhart always open, Grandma West,
oott now in charco. Reservations 100 Vi
Fourth street. Adv.
I Star Theater
TODAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
J. Warren Kerrigan
in a two-reel up-to-date modern Society Drama.
A Masterpiece, '
Also Six Other Reels of Great Photoplays.
Mary Pickf ord
The World's Greatest Film Artist,
"The Eagle's Mate" p
A Paramount Production in Five Acts.
10c ADMISSION 10 c
Mail and Telephone Orders Filled by Expert Shoppers
iptnoifWoff (Ss (So.
C-.Merchandise cc) Merit OniV
Pacific Phone Marshall 5000 Home Phone A 6691
A Surprise in Women's Summer Coats
Offering an Entirely New $20.00 Model
and satin pipings.
Of Fine Wool Poplin
Always new coats at Lipman,
Wolfe's but for this sale we show
a very clever and extremely new
style, which is one of the most practi
cal coat styles we have seen in a
Made of fine all wool poplin in
black, navy, sand and putty. Mod
eled in 42-inch length, some are lined
with silk, others have yoke linings.
Trimmed with either silk moire or
Bengaline, and finished with straps
Cotton Petticoats A Sale
$1.25 BLACK COTTON MESSALINE PETTICOATS
Nice soft finished petticoats with pleated or tucked flounces
w-ith or without dust ruffles. Made generously full and
wide, having fitted tops. All lengths. In black, sand, rose,
hunter's green, grey and white.
Very Special 95c
COTTON CHARMEUSE PETTICOATS
Made with fitted tops, full in width, perfect in sizes. Finished
at the bottom with deep tucked flounce and narrow pleated
ruffle. All lengths.' Black only.
Very Special $1.15
75c BLACK SATEEN PETTICOATS
Fitted top style of petticoats made of a good quality black
sateen, full style with wide flounce at the bottom. All lengths.
Very Special 59c
Blouses for Pink
That is one's
first thought on
o f ' washable
silk in white
They are not exclusively for pink
linen skirts, however, because they
will be charming with navy blue
tailormade suits or the new flaring
Made full and "blousy" with
the popular flaring tmo-in-oTie
collar, long sleeves nilh dainty
turned back cuffs. As illus
trated. Third Floor.
A Week of Sales
Five and Six-Pound
Hotpoint Irons $3.00
$5.00 El Grilstavo .... $3.35
$5.00 Triangle Iron . . . $2.65
$4.00 Triangle Stove $2.48
5c Clark's ONT Thread,
special 45c dz
Black, white, colors. All num
bers. 10c Hemingway Silk Thread
5c Radiant Dress Braid,
15c 'Silk Seam Binding . .12c
10c Silk Covered Collar .
50c Self-heating curling
Irons . 38c
25c Real Hair Nets at. .15c
15c Straw Table Mats, set
. . 11c
6 in set, assorted shapes.
5c Asbestos Stove Mats . . 2c
5c Safety Pins, card... . . .3c
O. M. O. DRESS SHIELDS
22c, Size 2, Sale .17c
25c, Size 3, Sale 19c
28c, Size 4, Sale 21c
34c, Size 5, Sale 26c
40c, Size 6, Sale 33c
50 Dozen New Night Gowns
IN DOZENS OF DIFFERENT STYLES.
Instead of $1.00 to $1.35
With the change in women's outer garments,
comes also a change in lingerie and night
gowns particularly reflect this new mode.
In this sale will be found a larger collection
of .night gowns in a greater variety of styles
than we have ever offered at 79c.
Gowns of soft long cloth and soft crepes.
In slipover styles with square or round
necks with yokes of embroidery bandings.
lace and insertions also dainty net yokes
with colored bandings.
Crepe ' gowns in' plain colors, and in
Also V and high neck gowns tucked.
All sizes. Fourth Floor.
It's "Nemo Week"
STUDY NEMO CORSETS!
Now is the time when stores all over
the country celebrate "Nemo Week'
each year, showing latest Nemo novel
ities and improvements.
This year there s an added attrac
tiona '.'Nemo Week Special" Self
Reducing Corset. This is of a new con
struction. The reducing and supporting'
straps are hidden by
the corset-skirt. A bit
lighter than most Self-
Reducing models. Pro
duces the new "Mili
tary Shape." Made of
fine mercerized batiste,
same aa used in' $5 to
S7.50 corsets. Sale
All the old favorite
Nemos sure here, in im
proved form. Come
and carefully select the
Nemo best adapted to
your figure. Our ex
perts will help.
ii rt h Kloor.
Boys' Wash Suits for $1.59
That Sell Regularly at $2.00 to $2.50
A most complde assortment of suits, in sizes 2' to 8 years,
showing new middy suits of white poplin, navy and brown striped '
galatea. Oliver suits in all white or blue and while, brown and
white stripes and fancy combinations, laced with silk laces.
Meadowbrook suits in neat black and white, blue and white
stripes with plain combinations. Fourth Floor
Chiffon Taffeta Skirts
With the Shirred Top
and Flaring at the Hem
This style is one of the newest
it produces that decided flaring
effect that is so much sought for
The rows of shirring at the
waist makes for a perfect fitting
garment, and gives the necessary
fullness to the main portion of the
Shown in black chiffon taffeta
and black and white check taffeta.
Interesting Hosiery Event
Great Factory Introductory Sale
A real boys' slocking
MAID OF ATHENS
A real girls' stocking
Usual Price 25c
Factory Introductory Price
Or 3 Pairs for 50c
The manufacturer has made us a most lib
eral price, which enables us to hold this unusual
sale of sterling hosiery at a price greatly below
their real worth. Every family should lay in
a plentiful supply.
AGAIN WE OFFER A NEW LINE
- Of High-Grade, Stylish
You will have to pay
from $3.50 to $4.00
elsewhere for trimmed
hats that do not come
anywhere near the style
and quality of these
models, which , were
made to our special
Of smooth braids in
black and all the beat colors of the season.