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THE MORXIXG OREGONIAX. WEDNESDAY, MAT 12, 1915.
GRANGERS OF STATE
Success of Year Is Recited in
Reports, Topped Off With
RURAL CREDIT NEED SHOWN
Influence in Voting bj- Women at
I.ast Election Declared Ample Pay
for Support Given Suffrage.
Portland Sends 160 in Party.
TIII,AMOOK. Or.. May 11. (Special.)
"ith the arrival of 160 Grange dele
rates and members from Portland, the
convention to be held in this city
throughout this week opened todav.
Boosters from Gresham. Kugrene and
Grants I'ass were in evidence, endeav
oring' to land the 1916 convention for
these cities. Grants Pass promises to
assume the entire expense of enter
taining: the delegates if the next con
vention is granted that city.
The train was met at Wheeler by F.
C. Baker, editor of the Head
light, and J. II. Dunstan, of. Fairview
Grange, the entertainment committee.
" Before Tillamook was reached accom
modations had been arranged for nil
the delegates. Klfty automobiles at
the depot conveyed the arrivals to their
assigned quarters. Fairview Grange,
the Women's Civic League and the Til.
lamook Commercial Club have charge
or me entertainment.
Annual He port In Read.
At 10 o'clock the 42d annual session
was opened at the Oddfellows' Hall
with State Master Spence In the chair.
All officers are attending, with the
exception or II. Idirschberg, treasurer,
of Independence, and Mrs. Vinnie M.
1-teed, Ceres, of Lebanon. C I. Dick
inson, of Oswego, was appointed treas
urer pro tern, and Mrs. Minnie Max
well, of Fairview, Ceres.
The report of the committee on cre
dentials was reaa and delegates were
seated from all counties in the state
with the exception of Baker, Crook.
Jiarney. Jackson, Sherman, Wasco and
After a recess for luncheon. State
Master Spence, in his annual report,
"The Tillamook Grange Is the proper
place to begin co-operation which
should not be confined to commercial
transactions. We should study togeth
er the different problems of farming,
that our products will be of better
quality and can be produced more eco
nomlcally. We should endeavor to spe
cialize in crops adapted to our partic
Rural Credit System Need Cited.
"We should work with the National
Marketing Commission and the Bureau
of Markets in creating better market
ing conditions. We can co-operate with
other organizations in keeping our
taxes on the lowest level that is con
sistent with the efficiency of the ad
ministration. "The necessity of a, rural credit sys
tem is no longer doubted by the ma
jority of the people. It is only a ques
tion of what is the most practical plan
of operation. Each succeeding census
report shows that the farm tenantry
and Indebtedness are increasing stead
ily and that urban population grows
much more rapidly than that of the
country. It Is a financial problem that
will test the Administration.
"The experience of several counties
with bond Issues and the construction
of pleasure boulevards has shown con
clusively that the position the Grange
has taken in favor of a "pay-as-you-go"
policy and the construction of
business roads first is more satisfac
tory in the end.
Spend With Care, Is Advice.
"It is regrettable that after the years
of pioneer work the Grange has done
to build up a good roads sentiment the
funds should be diverted to unneces
sarily high-priced boulevards for tour
ists and pleasure-seekers and that the
counties and the state are largely at
the mercy of paving trusts.
"My advice is that we had better go
Blow until the state and counties have
learned to build satisfactory roads at
cost, without royalty or profit on ma
chinery or paving, and that local funds
should be controlled entirely by local
people and expended upon the roads in
which they are Interested.
"If state and National aid be used
as a leverage to divert our county
funds toward building scenic highways
which will be of little benefit to the
farmer, we are better off without it.
If we spend $10,000 on a road that is of
little local value to get aid from the
state or Nation, we are $10,000 worse
off than if we dtd not get that aid.
for that money may be sadly needed
in other places.
Suffrage Influence Is Kelt.
"As the Grange was the first organ
ization to admit women on equal terms
with men and advocated equal suf
frage before it became popular, it
should feel grateful for the noble work
done at the last election in voting on
measures that tended to develop a bet
ter and higher manhood and woman
hood. The influence of the women
members of the last Legislature was
elevating and refining, and their abil
ity to grasp public questions was dem
onstrated fully. We hopefully antici
pate National woman suffrage."
The secretary's report showed that
29 new Granges have been organized in
the state during the . year. Fourteen
Granges have surrendered their char
ters, while two new Pomona Granges
have been organized. There are now
119 active Granges in the state, with
a total membership of 10,323. Baker
County has a membership of 67 Gran
gers. Benton 355, Clackamas 1182, Clat
sop 272, Columbia 379. Coos 96, Crook
83, Douglas 595, Gilliam 239, Harney
105 Hood River 198, Jackson 491, Jo
sephine 225, Lane 12!6, Linn 820, Lin
coln 393. Malheur 293, Marion 364. Mult
nomah 851, Polk 215. Sherman 155, Til
lamook 425. Umatilla 91, Union 239.
Wasco 117. Washington 760, Wheeler
86 and Yamhill S02.
Delegates Dined by Club.
After the rollcall by the counties for
the introduction without debate of res
olutions, the report of the women's
work committee was read and accepted
by the convention. A committee com
posed of Mesdames Llcklnson, Allen
and Zeek was appointed to send greet
ings to the officers and members of
the standing committees who are ill.
About 30 additional Grangers, includ
ing Dr. W. J. Kerr, president of the
Oregon Agricultural College, and Mrs.
C J. Spence, arrived this afternoon.
A reception was tendered the mem
bers of the convention tonight by the
Commercial Club and Women's Civic
League at the Commercial Club rooms.
Centralia Fruitgrowers Bnsy.
CENTRAL! A, Wash.. May 11. (Spe
cial ) The wasninRHJi. -
... relation an organization of farmers,
vesterday opened for business in their
new quarter, m v V
t -Morton, president of the associa
tion.' la-in char-. The organlaation
has a contract with Robinson Bros..
wholesale berry dealers, whereby the
entire Centralia output is contracted
for. This is said to be the most ad
vantageous contract held by any fruit
growers' association in the West. The
Centralia berries are Just beginning to
come in. '
SPANISH WAR MEN UNITE
O. X. G. Members at Roscburg Who
Saw Philippine Service Organize.
ROSEBCRG. Or.. Mav 11. CSnpcInl.1
A camp of Spanish War Veterans was
organized here Sunday by 15 members
of the Oregon National Guard, who
saw service in the Philippine Islands.
Officers elected were: Colonel J. L.
May, commander; F. B. Hamlin, vice
commander; Percy Webb, Jr.. vice-
BUSHES ARE t.ADEX WITH
PIIOI.IKIC YIELD OF
t L : a r -
. aT-'s' -r", i
Part ot Yield Grown by rx-GoT. J
Portland climate and soil form 4
the perfect combination for j
gooseberries, declares ex-Gover- J
nor T. T. Geer, who has picked 72 J
" pounds of fruit from nine bushes I
in his yard. 470 East Fifty-third i
street North. 1
The bushes are o prolific that
the berries stick on the limbs as
thickly as possible. The bush
illustrated is four years old and
the big yield this year is no ex
ception, for this is the third sea
eon in succession that the bushes
havo home a phenomenal crop.
commander; Sam Starmer, H. C. Slocum
and Zopher Agee, trustees; F. W.
Haynes, patriotic instructor; D. R.
Shambrook, historian; J. D. Richburg,
chaplain; Oscar Singleton, officer of
the day: Mr. Kerr, officer of the guard;
O. C. Hansen, color sergeant; John
Carmody, color sergeant, and A. P.
Greenland, chief musician. There are
about 60 veterans of the Philippine
War in Douglas County. The organ
ization will be known as Camp Starm
er, after Private George Starmer, of
Roseburg, who lost his life in the Phil
ippines. WESTP0RT MAYOR NAMED
William Ingram Is Successor to De
ABERDEEN, Wash., May 11. (Spe
cial.) William Ingram, ex-Aberdeen
Councilman, was elected Mayor of
Westport last night, following the for
mal resignation of. Lloyd Cook, who
was deposed several weeks ago. The
strife over that office is thought ended.
One Councilman refused to vote for
Ingram and another resigned following
the election of Mr. Ingram.
Mr. Cook was impeached on the
ground that he lived without the city
limits. The bonding company in charge
of work on city streets refused to ac
cept warrants Issued by Mr. Ingram
and for this reason the resignation of
Mr. Cook was demanded.
Gaston Club Reorganizes.
GASTON. Or., May 11. (Special.)
At an enthusiastic meeting of the Gas
ton Commercial Club last night It was
decided to enlarge the scope of the
club to embrace all of the country
tributary to Gaston. The name was
changed to the Gaston Community Club
and the following officers were elect
ed: W. K. Newell, president; V. S. Abra
hams, vice-president; Glenn Stapleton.
treasurer, and Mrs. Thomas Carmi
chal. secretary. It was decided to
continue the affiliation of the Gaston
club with the Portland Commercial
Centralia Koad Day Is Saturday.
CENTRALIA, Wash., May 11. (Spe
cial.) On Good Roads day. next Sat
urday, Centralia business men and cit
izens will turn out for work on the old
military road to Claquato. according to
a plan outlined at the noon luncheon
of the Commercial Club yesterday. The
workers will leave the clubrooms at 8
o'clock Saturday morning in autos fur
nished by the Auto Club. In addition
to being a scenic drrve for autos, the
Claquato road will make Centralia ac
cessible to a large number of farmers.
Koad Survey Near Koseburg Began.
ROSEBURG, Or., May 11. (Special.)
Acting under the direction of Irvine
Watson, Assistant State Highway Com
missioner, a crew of surveyors yester
day began surveying a new road in
Canyon Creek Canyon. The new road
will be four miles in length and will
connect with the southern terminus of
the new highway recently completed
by the county. The new road will be
24 feet in width and of standard con
struction. Highway Near Sutherlin Gets $500.
ROSEBURG, Or.. May 11. (Special.)
The County Court yesterday appro
priated $500 to the City of Sutherlin.
The money will be expended on the Pa
cific Highway in that vicinity under
the direction of the State Highway
During Gigantic Factory Piano Sale in Progress
These new 1915
models are the
handsomest ever put
on the market.
There are several
carloads en route,
besides those in
stock, so we will be
in a position to sup
ply the demand. We
are keeping the fac
tory busy to fill our
orders. This is the
one great opportu
nity to beautify
your home. enjoy
the sweet, full tones
of a New Thompson
piano, and educate
With our $10 Dou
ble Credit Receipt,
put one in your
parlor. No effort to
pay. for it. Tou get
($ 3 5 0 and $60.29
saved in interest)
$410.29 worth for
$265, a real saving of
$145.29. Come to
day, sure. Notice
below how we help
you own a new
Piano and what we
What We Give You
No interest, therefore savins: to
you of $ 60.23
A $350 Piano for $263. saving... S5.00
A real total saving of 143.29
J' ree stool to match the nano case.
Free delivery to your home.
Free tuning the first year.
Free 3 months' lessons, good teach
Our guarantee backed by $12,000,000.
Here Is a Talking Machine Outfit of Excellent
$15 $1 CASH, $1 WEEKLY
You may have some remarkably good dance records, but no one of the
lollowing list of new recordings should be omitted from the home of the
"I WONDER WHAT WILL WILLIAM TELL?" One-Step.
"I WANT TO GO TO TOKIO" One-Step.
"BEVERLY HUNT" Fox-Trot.
"I WANT TO LINGER" Medley Fox-Trot. '
"L'ESPRIT FRANCAIS" (French Spirit) Polka.
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SCHWAN PIANO CO.
MILITIA SCHOOL END
COAST ARTILLERY HEX DO WELL
IN FORT STEVENS TESTS.
Examinations, Marking Close of Six-
Day Course, Determine' Fitness of
73 Men for Higher Positions.
FORT STEVENS, Or., May 11. (Spe
cial.) Seventy-five officers and en
listed men of the Oregon Coast Ar
tillery submitted examination papers
yesterday to a board of three reg
ular Army officers to determine
their fitness for higher positions in
the state's coast defense troops. The
majority of the soldiers returned to
their homes tonight and the others will
For the past six days the militiamen
worked longer than nine hours a day
under the direction of the officers at
Fort Stevens, detailed to act as spe
. Examinations covered a wide range
of subjects. The militiamen were
questioned concerning the duties of
emplacement officers, range officers
and battery commanders; the opera
tion, maintenance and care of fire con
trol Instruments and the duties of
plotters, observers and gun command
ers. Methods of communication, opera
tion of tactical units and problems re
lating to food sanitation under actual
war conditions were taken up.
From June 14 to 26 the enlisted men
of the Oregon Coast Artillery, totaling
nearly 600, will assemble at Fort
Stevens for Instruction culminating
with target practice with the guns
that defend the mouth of the Colum
bia. Portland. Eugene, Albany, Med
ford, Ashland and Roseburg will be
among the cities represented by Coast
Oregon Is the only state on the Pa
Jt's a Message From Every Dead Soldier in Europe
to the Millions of Men -and Women in the United
States Who Are 18 Years of Age and Over
You Should Have
Something to Say
Before ISden Are
Marched Off to
It Is the most Important message that could be
given to the people of any nation. It is the moat im
portant, because it so largely deals with the naked
It's a message from every dead soldier in Europe
asking1 you to assist in bringing about the reorganiza
tion of the world so that no nation will be permitted
to go to war without the written consent of every
man and woman 18 years of age and over.
It's a message from every dead soldier in Europe
T" T TVr IT1 MVXT" "d If It's not the most important message that could be arlven to the People
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Have you heard the record (No. 1685) made by Margaret Woodrow
Wilson, daughter of the President, for war sufferers? Through
the generosity of Miss Wilson every record buyer has the oppor
tunity to aid in the relief work in the European countries at war.
Come in and hear this beautiful patriotic record made for a patriotic
ent Bring Your Old ' Records.
cific Coast that has Its required num
ber of state troops to assist with the
regulars in garrisoning its coast de
fenses. v Particularly good showings wero
msde by the officers and men of the
Coa.t Artillery in the examinations
held .Monday at Fort Stevens, accord
ing to Information received by Adjutant-General
White. All but two of
the officers qualified and some
made as high as two or three qualifica
tions, the communication received by
General White says. Many enlisted
men also qualified for rated positions.
Adjutant-General White said that the
results showed the Coast Artillery to
be of a high standard.
30 AUTOS ASCEND TO PASS
Route Via Blewctt Is Proved Best
WENATCHEE, Wash.. May 11. (Spe
cial.) Under the most trying con
ditions 30 autos, carrying more than 150
people, reached the summit of Blewett
Pass. Motorists from Wenatchee,
Watervllle, Coulee City, Cashmere,
Peshastin, Coulee City, Cashmere,
side and from CleElum, Roslyn and Ei
lensburg on the east side, made the
trip. The test proved that the Blewett
Pass is the best and most practical
route across the state.
The road to the top of the pass, with
few exceptions, was in excellent con
dition. From Wenatchee, through Mon
itor, to Cashmere, to Dryden, striking
to the left past the Blewett sawmill,
to Ingalls Creek, a distance of 30 miles,
the motorists bowled smoothly along,
no one experiencing any trouble, de
spite, the slippery surface of the road.
Centralia, Pastor to Address Class.
CENTRALIA. Wash., May 11. (Spe
cial. It was announced today that
Rev. F. E. Dorris, pastor of the Cen
tralia Presbyterian Church, will deliver
Pamphlet Is Now Ready for You
telliue vou that
to consider your life more important than your
It's a message from every dead soldier In Europe
requesting you to send me one silver dime by mall
today for that pamphlet so that you may understand
how you may have a hand in making or stopping
the next war that threatens us.
"Theie's a voice crying out from every grave."
Value on the
A' handsome "Shera
ton period model"
case in finest fig
urged mahogany or
oak. double veneered
polished. 7 1-3 oc
taves, 3 pedals,
bushed tuning pins,
latest improved ac
tion; hammers best
imported felt; extra
heavy metal plate:
frame; every part,
apart from frame to
case. was made by
the .manufacturers of
the famous Thomp
son Piano, estab
lished 1870. one of
largest and best re
United States. Sold
with their guaran
tee, backed by 12 mil
lions. We take this Piano back in exchange
- for any new Piano or Player Piano
you may select within one year and
allow full amount paid to date, if
you are not entirely pleased with this
Your old Piano, Organ, Phonograph
and any kind of Talking Machine and
Records taken in part payment for
Value at a Real Saving
CASH OR TERMS
$10 $1 CASH, 75c WEEKLY
Distributors Wholesale and Retail 111
"The House That Charares IVo Interest"
the baccalaureate sermon for the 1915
class of the Centralia High School in
the High School auditorium May 30.
All other ministers of the city will as
sist. The 1915 class numbers 44 mem
bers and will be the largest ever grad
uated here. William Grimm, perhaps
the greatest athlete ever representing
Centralia, will receive his diploma this
PROJECT TO BE VIEWED
Yakima People Plan Entertainment
for Congressional Party.
NORTH YAKIMA. Wash., May 11.
(Special.) A telegram received yester
day by Supervising Engineer C. H. Swl
gart from Chairman Fitzgerald, of the
Congressional appropriations commit
tee, says the committee will be here
onlv one day.
The party will be met with automo- J
biles at Prosser on the morning of June
20 by reclamation officials and a dele
gation of North Yakima business men,
and will be taken over the Sunnyslde
and Tieton projects.
After dinner here in the evening, a
smoker will be given by the North Ya
kima Commercial Club. The ladles of
the party will be entertained here with
automobile parties and luncheons.
GOVERNORS MEET MAY 18
Eight Already Indicate Attendance
at AYestern Conference.
OLTMPIA. Wash., May 11. (Special.)
Governor Lister has received notes of
acceptance which apparently insure the
attendance of eight or nine executives
at the second annual conference of
Western Governors at Seattle May 18
to 21 to discuss land and water ques
tions. Governors Wlthycombe, of Oregon;
Alexander, of Idaho: Spry, of Utah, and
You Should Have
Something to Say
Before You Are
Marched Off to
Kill or Be Killed.
now Is the time of all times for vou
"Seeing the Valley"
Portland to McMinnville
Next Saturday, May 15, and Sunday, V"
May 16, and continuing every Satur
day and Sunday during the Summer,
Loop Excursion Train will leave
Union Depot at 1:00 P. M., Fourth
and Yamhill 1:09 P. M., via the
"West Side" and Forest Grove for
McMinnville, returning via the "East v r
Side" and Newberg. .
Three Hours at McMinnville
.j - and a delightful daylight ride through
some of the most picturesque spots in 'y
uregon ana an
$ 1 .60 Round Trip
Saturday or Sunday from Portland
corresponding low fares from other , , 'H
points. ' '
Saturday Night Special
to Forest Grove
Special Train will leave Portland
every Saturday at 9:30 P. M.t stop
ping at all intermediate points. ,
Full particulars with copy of book
let, "Suggestions for Side Trips," at
City Ticket Office, 80 6th street, cor
ner Oak. Union Depot or Fourth and
. John M. Keott, General Piuroxrr Arnt, I'orllaaal, Or.
Boyle, of Nevada, have Indicated that
they will attend, and Governors num.
of Arizona; Stewart, of Montana, and
Kendrick, of Wyoming, will be present
If affairs In their own states permit.
In addition, ex-Oovernrs West, of Ore-
WILL CLOSE OUT
For cash only.
Davis & Sons piano 9167
Varlv new cash onlv.
Lmerion piano VJo
Good as new cash only.
Schumann piano filO
Fine mahopflny cash only.
Stelnway & Sons piano f:(95
Fine mahogany cash only.
Davla &, Hons player piano .... $:tR0
Mahogany for cash only.
Stelnway &. Sons grand $670
Good aa new cash only.
SECURITY STORAGE CO.
10ft Fourth St.
Low Round Trip Excursion
and Circuit Tour Fares
Chicago.. $72.50 Pittsburgh $ 90.60
St. Louis -71.20 Memphis 79.90
Kansas City . 60.00 Albany. 104.30
Omaha. . 60.00 Baltimore 108.50
St. Joseph 60.00 Montreal." 10S.00
Sioux Gty . 60.00 Portland, Me.... 110.00
Denrer ... 55.00 New York ..110.70
Colo. Springs 53.00 Washington 108.50
Indianapolis ....81.70 Philadelphia 110.70
Detroit S3 .50 Boston 110.00
Buffalo 92.00 Cincinnati 86.50
Daily May 15th to Sept. 30th
These fares may be utilized to many other destinations and for
Circuit Tours that will include Denver, Omaha, Kansas
City, Minneapolis, St. Paul, St. Louis, Chicago
yP Through Trains
mL Over the Burlington
THE ORIENTAL LIMITED: Grmrf Nortknm-Barlingeom train de luxe to
Qucago, 300-mile dayftght aoenic ride along tbe upper Mississippi.
ATLANTIC EXPRESS! Northm m Pacific Burlington to Chicago, via the
Twin Cities, ai living Chnng at coon, for connection with all non-excesa-'
fare and limited trams to the East.
MISSISSIPPrVALLEY LIMITED: Northern Pacific Bar linn ton via the direct
Southeast line through Billings, to Denrer, Omaha, Kansas City and St.
SOUTHEAST EXPRESS Gnat Northern BarSngton via Billings and direct
Southeast main line, to Denver, Omaha and Kansas City.
la faanin rir Journey, consalt tbc Red Polriffr- It wit!
Willi ft :
opportunity to see
Valley at its best.
gon, and Oddie. of Nevada, have prom -inH
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Keep it on your sideboard at home. ,
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St. Paul, BilHnc r Denver, mmy be Btlltred to adrmtaft in cir
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