Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, May 24, 1915, Page 2, Image 2

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Commission Warehouses Full
as Provision Against In
terruption of Supplies.
Cargo's Course From Its Place of
Production to 1 fomes of Needy
People Interesting dupli
cate "Work Avoided.
LONDON'. May 23. (Correspondence
of the Associated Press.) The ware
houses of the American Commission for
the Relief of Belgium at Rotterdam
and various provincial centers are at
last suliiciently well stocked so that the
Commission can stand the shock of in
terruptions in the receipt of supplies
without fearing that the Belgians will
starve over night.
One of the hardest problems with
which the Commission had to deal was
the fact that belligerent nations refused
to permit the purchase within their
boundaries of foodstuffs for the Belgian
sufferers. It was consequently neces
sary to obtain all the food overseas. It
was found that if purchases were made
in the primary centers and the most
economical transport undertaken, it was
necessary to have in transit at all times
three months' food supply. The Com
mission, therefore, managed to borrow
$10,000,000, secured on the goods in
transit, and the members pledged their
personal credit to bring up the stock
of goods in transit as high sometimes
as $20.0(10,000.
Karly Confunlon Obviated.
At first the Commission endeavored
to distribute the actual gift food con
signed to them to the actually desti
tute persons. Within a week they
found an enormous amount of difficulty
and confusion arising out of this ar
rangement because it would be neces
sary to divide a cargo of gift Hour, for
instance, over 3000 communes in Bel
gium, and at the same time to ship
parallel with it a large quantity of
foodstuffs, consigning them for the pur
poses of sale for those who could pay.
This meant a duplication of the entire
transport organization, and, in fact, was
quite impossible because no gift cargo
was sufficient in size to distribute over
3000 communes; and the next thing the
Commission found was that It was bor
rowing from the gift cargoes and was
lending food from the sales department
to the benevolent department.
The direct business minds of the
managers untied this knot by a simple
device, by which they sold all of the
gift food from the benevolent depart
ment to the provisioning department.
The benevolent department, instead of
having foodstuffs, thus had cash in
hand. This they proceeded to distribute
by weekly subventions to the com
munes, and the communal authorities
with their money purchased their re
quired Imports from the sales depart
ment. The result was an enormous
simplification in the work and an actual
gain In efllciency. as the communes were
then able to buy precisely what they
required for each individual and local
Cargo's Con rue InterrMlng.
It is of some interest to follow the
actual course of a cargo of foodstuffs
through the Commission. Take the
case of Argentine wheat. One of the
largest firms of grain buyers in the
Argentine undertook to make purchases
on behalf of the Commission without
profit to themselves. This grain would
be purchased in one of ttie central Ar
gentine provinces, transported to
Buenos Aires, and a freight paid on
It. less than the usual rates by virtue
of arrangements by the Commission
with the railway companies at Buepos
A cargo would be taken up by one
of the regular steamers of the Com
mission. Inasmuch as the Commission
had negotiated an arrangement with all
of the belligerent governments that
ships flying the Commission's flag
would be immune from attack at sea,
they were able to charter ships and
obtain rates at less than normal. This
cargo, in due time arrived at Rotter
dam and was there discharged into
lighters which are under time charter
to the Commission. These lighters are
towed down the canals from Rotterdam
into Belgium and discharged into one
of the five milling cenlerd in Belgium,
rommlnlon I'aya for Milling;.
The flour mills in these five cities
are operated on behalf of the Commis
sion, whereby the Commission agrees
to pay for the labor and actual cost
of operation. The wheat Is milled into
So per cent flour and 20 per cent bran
and the bran is sold to the municipal
dairies to teed the cattle and thereby
maintain the cycle of milk supply for
the baby canteens. The ilour is again
loaded into lighters and is distributed
into provincial warehouses of the Com
mission. From these warehouses it is
again distributed Into 'arrondissement
warehouses.' The communal authorities
come to the arrondissement warehouses
for their supplies. The communes pay
In cash to the arrondissement managers
the stipulated price of (lour, and hav
ing removed it to the communal ware
houses there begins one of the most
Interesting phenomena in the detailed
measures taken to secure absolute econ
omy and justice in the method of distri
bution. Baker Placed I ndrr Bonds.
In the case of flour, in the first in
stance, the joint organizations required
the communes to secure from all of the
bakers a complete list of their custom
ers. These lists were compared with
the communal record and a definite
number of persons are assigned to each
baker for him to supply with bread.
The baker is pat In bond to supply 325
grammes of good bread made from no
other material than that of the Com
mission (in order to prevent adultera
tion) daily to each adult customer, and
at a price fixed by the Commission. For
this purpose he received daily from the
communal warehouse 250 grammes of
flour per adult. The communes sell the
flour to the baker at the same price
which - they pay for it. The baker Is
compelled to sell the bread to his cus
tomers for the same price that he pays
for the flour, but, inasmuch as bread
made from 250 grammes of flour In
creases to 325 grammes of bread, by
virtue or the water Incorporated in bak
ing. the baker thus obtains a small
margin of protit with which to pay his
workmen. Any contravention by the
baker of the minute rule set down
means the punishment of having his list
of customers assigned to some com
petitor. On the benevolent eide, those who
cannot afford to buy their bread from
the baker or their groceries from the
grocer, apply to the communal authori
ties, and. on investigation, receive tick
ets on the communal store.
Coming of Spring.
Tou think you hear the robin's note,
And skyward look to find her.
But you are fooled; the sounds that
Come from an organ grinder.
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Successful British Raid on
Turks Reported.
Paris Announces Officially That
Divisions Commanded by German
General in rcrson Have Becil
Decisively Repulsed.
PARIS, May 23. An official note
issued tonight regarding the operations
in the Dardanelles, says that a British
submarine has sunk two torpedo-boats
and two transports, one of which was
loaded with troops.
"In the Dardanelles the two Turkish
divisions commanded by General LI man
von Sanders in person delivered a
furious attack against the British
troops near Kaleh Tepe. They were
completely repulsed and suffered heavy
"At the same time our allies have
won another success on the sea, where
one of their submarines has sunk two
torpedo-boats and two transports, one
of which was loaded with troops.
In the southern region of the penin
sula our troops at certain points are
only a few meters distant from the
Turkish trenches. They have, notwith
standing & powerful defensive organiza
tion on the part of the enemy, succeed
ed in making Important progress."
On May 13 Winston Spencer Churchill.
First Lord of the Admiralty, announced
in the British House of Commons that
the British submarine K-14 had passed
through the Dardanelles and entered
the Sea of Marmora and had sunk two
Turkish gunboats and a Turkish trans
port. Whether this is the same inci
dent referred to in the French official
note is not known, as the note gives
no dates.
Reading; of Composition Will Be Feat
ure of Artist's Ceremony of Grat
itude to Ambaaaador.
PARIS, May 23. A poem by Madame
Daniel Lesuer will be a feature of the
ceremony In the Amphitheater of the
Sorbonne May 23. when the Benevolent
Society of Artists will present to W.
O. Sharp, the American Ambassador to
France, an album of original drawings
by leading artists and addresses by
well-known authors as an expression
of the gratitude of France for the help
given by Americans in many ways dur
ing the war.
The poem, which will be read by
Jean Mounet-Sully, the tragedian, pays
high tribute to the United States for
the aid which she has extended to Bel
guim and speaks of the bonds of
friendship which unite America and
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Present army
Mobile militia
Territorial milltia. . .
Total 1,100,000 3,330.202
Four armies have been organized, each of two to four army corps
and one cavalry division. An army corps contains two regular divi
sions .or two divisions and an extra mobile militia division. In the
first case its strength is 25.000 men with 104 guns and 18 machine
guns; in the second case, 37,000 men, with 134 guns and 26 machine
guns. .
Strength of first line. 700.000. This consists of 14 army corps, with
26 Alpine battalions. There are 38 mobile militia companies in the
second line and 26 Alpine battalions in the third line. Behind the fore
going are 54 mountain batteries, six battalions of carabinieri and 23
battalions) of customs guards, with militia formations behind them.
The infantry is armed with the Mannlieber-Carcano 6.5 mm. maga
zine rifles of the pattern of '91. '
The cavalry is armed with a carbine of same caliber and pattern.
Four dreadnoughts. Each is 656.1 feet long, has 28,000 tons displace
ment and carries eight 15-inch guns.
Five battleships. Each is 654.5 feet long, has 22,340 tons displace-
ment and carries 13 12-inch guns.
Twelve battle cruisers carrying total of 96 big guns.
Ten armored cruisers carrying four 10-inch guns each.
Twelve cruisers, carrying four-inch to six-inch guns; three scout
cruisers, six torpedo gunboats, 60 destroyers, 70 torpedo-boats, 25 sub
marines, 60 merchant cruisers and two old battleships.
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Photos by Bain News Service.
Top Sir John Ftaher. BeIo-w Winston
Admiral Lord John .Arbuthnot Fisher
whose difference with Winston Church
ill over the Dardanelles campaign have
led to the break-up in the British Cabi
net, is the oldest officer in the Navy
in active service. He is 74 years old.
He had seen much active service when
he was made Second Sea Lord of the
Admiralty and afterward First Sea
Lord, a position he held from 1904 to
1910. He had retired from active ser
vice when the war broke out but he
was recalled to the Navy Department
and made First Sea Lord again be
cause of his experience and judgment.
The final determination of all Admir
alty questions, however, lay with the
civilian head of the Admiralty, Win
ston Churchill. The conduct of the
Navy by that statesman has been much
criticised and especially the operations
in the Dardanelles. It became evident
recently that either Churchill or Fisher
or both must go out of office.
France. An excerpt from the poem
Eternal gentleness launched upon the waves.
Uprising of pathetic instinct.
Souvenirs of olden times in which "Latin sails
Alone bore mind, art and grace divine
Toward peoples being born.
Such is our tie. Oh, American sister.
All official France will be repre-i
sented at the presentation. Those who
are expected to be present include
President Poincare, the members of his
Cabinet, the academicians and mem
bers of the institute. Among well
known persons -who have prepared
prose tributes to America for the oc
casion are Pierre Loti, Maurice Barres
Henri, Louis Bergson, Anatole France,
Count d'Hanssonville and Paul Mar
guerite. Henri De Regnier has written
a poem. Gabriel Hanotaux. president
of the Franco-American Commission
for the Development of Political Re
lations, will deliver the principal ora
Four Days More May See Subma
rine, Yet Submerged, at Surface.
HONOLULU, May 23 Workers en
gaged in salvage operation on the sub
marine F-4 submerged outside the har
bor since March 25, are confident to
day that the difficulties encountered
in attempts to raise it have been
solved, according to an announcement,
made today. This opinion was ex
pressed as a result of yesterday's work,
when the hulk was raised 64 feet. It
now lies at a depth of 192 feet.
The submarine ha-s been shifted In
shore a distance of BOO feet the last
four days. If this rate is kept up, of
ficials in charge of operations say, it
will be possible to have it in drydock
at the end of four days.
sunk f v i. .i
Babes Die or Are Set Adrift
as Fathers Fight Men
Maimed Horribly.
Soldiers Battle Till Weapons Are
Worn Out, Then Vse Hands.
Mother Gets Boy's Own De
scription of XTse of Bayonet.
Formerly of Portland a ltd Salem.
PARIS, May 6. (Special Correspond
ence.) In this letter I shall describe
some of the "realities" I have met
with as an early outgrowth of the war.
In depicting conditions in general and
in these instant cases I give the facts
as I find them, vfree from the slightest
Paul Carron, aged 29, a member of
the Tenth Regiment de Genie, was
wounded on the night of February 5 at
the battle of the Meuse.
The genie of the French army is
composed of men of scientific educa
tion, of high honor and in whom the
confidence of their chiefs is absolute,
as they know the design of the battle,
for it is they who prepare the battle
field. In the case of the present war
it is the genie which prepares the
trenches, the sleeping quarters for sol
diers, the underground position for
field guns and the underground posi
tion for the General and his staff.
Necessities Kot Obtainable.
But there Is another side to this case.
Paul Carron was mobilized on August
2 ana since that time to the day of his
accident had been in active service.
Two years ago he married a young
French girl who at the outbreak of the
war was to be a mother in three
months. The anxiety of all the exist
ing' conditions produced a premature
birth, a child of 8 months was born.
This little family is or ine numoie
class and here in Europe, where money
is difficultly earned, their small sav
ings were not of large amount. They
were consumed in hospital and doctor
bills.. The young wife, who had never
worked "out" before, went to work the
first of January as a cook in a family
of eight persons, where sue receivea
13 a month. She said to me: "My little
baby was so nice, so pretty, I wish that
I might" have kept him but he died.
Probablv it is best, for he was so deli
cate he had to be wrapped in cotton.
it took a. kilo of cotton a ween, ana a
kilo of cotton costs four and one-half
rvanns unit I eouldn t earn that money
and feed him. too. and who knows when
the war will end? I asked Her it a
nourrice could not have been found,
and she said: "Oh. I wouldn't like to
see another woman nurse my baby."
Five Brothers Wounded.
The morning's mail brought me a
letter from the Countess de C , which
ended: "My nephew was wounded in
the face by an exploding obus. He is
in the hospital at Verdun. They do
not know for sure as to whether his
eyes are put out or not. I am sad."
There is a family of six sons by the
name of Tiellon in the district of Al
lier. One son was killed In the battle
of the Marne, one wounded at Rheims,
two wounded in the forest of the
Aigonne. each has had a leg ampu
tated, the fifth has his legs but walks
with a shuffling movement, the sixth,
the youngest, is being drilled for the
time when he Is needed. This family
is of the working class. What is their
The following letter was lent to
me by the Marquis de V , written
by his young son at the front. I have
translated it:
THE FRONT. 1 Jany., 1015. New Year's.
My Parents. Dearly Beloved: On this tra
ditional day I draw near to you in my
thoughts, and with tender kteaea I aend you
my filial -wishes for the New Year. It is
my wish that God may keep you a Ions. Ions
time well and happy in the affection ot your
son. 'Michel, that he will grant to our dear
France during the year which commences
the victory so passionately desired for us all
and so dearly by ner wiuien.
I have come -out safe and well, grace au
Dieu (thanks to God), whom I implore
constantly, of a most terrible combat which
asted eiKht days,
it n-niiM be imoofslble for me to retrace
all the phases, all the catastrophes in the
limits of one letter. It would take a lire
time to describe the terrible impressions and
to give you the details.
ttegiaient Ming Honor,
irnnw nniv that the battle was here, as
elsewhere, all to the glory of our arms, and
that my regiment was mentioned in the
order of the day. My company waa feliclted
by our Colonel.
We took two trencnes ana a smaii mer
man post.
For the first time I found myself face to
face with our enemy; for the first time 1
planted my bayonet into the cloth behind
which there was flesh; for the flrstr time,
perhaps. I killed with certitude. Notre
Dame de Lourdej and Notre Dame de Pacre
Coeur protected me sovereignly. I encoun
tered during eight days unimaginable dan
gers. I found myself In a trench five feet
from the Germans, and over which and
Into which they shot in vain more than o.
obus of grand caliber,
I aided in one single night, that of Decem
ber 2il to repulse seven, successive attacks.
I saw men fall about me like grapes; 1
stepped on dead bodies. I laughed. I cried.
I was exalted. aiscouragea. entnusiasiic.
nervous, despondent.
I shot 20OO cartridges. I attacKed in
three assaults. I lived eight days of mad
ness, of passion. I vibrated with patriotism
Just to tears. Just to tremble as a leaf in the
Today Is infinite calm. The sweet satis
faction of victory, terribly paid for, and
Immense thankfulness mounts to my heart
toward the sky for its protection.
Parents, dearly beloved, your nttle soldier,
baptized and rebaptlzed by all the firearms
existing, would, lean close upon your breast
as a little child. He waits in fervept hope
that it soon win be a reality.
Svreets Bring: Pleasnre.
Thank you for the package of chocolate
and cigarettes and the sweetness that it
contained. ' The one was as agreeable as
the other, for I had been without both for
a long time.
ine ttocnes Domoaraea most an me vil
lages where we quarter for repose. The
inhabitants nave all left, as Is well under
stood, so we make our halts In places de
stroyed and deserted, which is most dis
Send me from time to time. If you please,
chocolate nougat, fruit and tobacco. This
would give me immense pleasure.
I am called. It is for the distribution of
champagne. France spoils us. They send
us often goodies sent by the cities, societies
and by persons in particular. Christmas
day each had a little glass of wine Cap
When it comes to insurance the best is always the cheapest.
New England Mutual Life Insurance Co.
Posseses the Advantage of Quality and Economy
Horace Mecklem, General Agent
. Northwestern Bank Bldg., Portland, Oregon.
Corse, my favorite beverage. It is In this
way we give our country our blood and
she gives us her love and kindness a sim
ple exchange as it were.
Another soldier at the Ambulance in
the Elysee Palace Hotel was wounded
In the leg and had nis tongue cut off
by a bullet. He will never talk again,
but he never forgets to write with his
finger in the air. "Merci" (thank you)
for any little attention that his nurse
may give him.
Woman Finds Dead Husband.
Some weeks after the battle of the
Marne, Mme. X, a little French woman
who makes corsets, was notified by the
government that her husband had been
killed September 7 in the valley of
the Oarque. This is two hours by
train 'from Paris. For three days she
ant her old father searched the battle
held reading the names on the thou
sands of little black crosses, that mark
the graves, hunting for the name be
loved. After three weary days of
search, just at nightfall, when her
father was persuading her that it was
useless, she. with woman's persistence
and intuition, pleaded Just to search a
little longer, found by aid of a lantern,
amidst the names of five others, the
name of her husband. The next morn
ing the six bodies were exhumed; they
in the haste of the battle had been
buried pell me 11 all six In the same
hole in the ground with only 20 inches
of earth covering them. The bodies
were in such a condition, for they were
lying in water, that it was only by the
ring on his finger that the wife recog
nized her husband. The body was ar
ranged in a coffin, mass was said, and
it was placed in a corner of a destroyed
village, in a partly destroyed cemetery,
to await the time when the govern
ment will permit reclaimed bodies to be
removed to their proper burying
D. M. C, Seventh Colonial, First
Battalion, Fourth Company, wrote his
wife that at the front the conditions
were terrible, that the triggers on the
guns were rusted and would not shoot,
that the bayonets had been used till
they were all broken, and that the
enemies literally strangled each other
to death; that they walked over human
bodies; that there were pieces of arms
and legs and heads strewn about every
where, and that his boots were covered
with, human blood. He said that they
were no longer men, that they had be
come beasts.
Several Oregon Men and Women De
liver Sermons and Addresses In
Los Angeles.
L.OS ANGELES, Cal., May 23 (Spe
cial.) Northern Baptist convention men
occupied Los Angeles pulpits today.
Carter Helm Jones, of Washington,
preached the convention sermon in Tem
ple Auditorium: Dr. W. B. Hinson, of
Oregon, delivered a sermon at First
Baptist Church, Pasadena. Other min
isters from Oregon occupyipg pulpits
are: H. B. Fosket. of McMinnvllle, and
H. W. Davis, of Eugene. The conven
tion morning prayer service was con
ducted by W. B. Riley. Minneapolis. The
afternoon mass meeting was addressed
by several men prominent in the de
nomination. S. W. Riley, of McMinn
ville, was one of the speakers tonight.
At yesterday's session the publication
society received a gift of $8000 for the
endowment of chapel-car work.
Professor Walter Ranschen-Busch. of
New York, said In his lecture last night:
rne task or Christianity is to steady
the emotional life of the Nation."
Dr. Shailer Matthews, of Chicago,
president of the Federation of Churches
in America, gave an address on Ameri
can Christianity. In the afternoon a
reception to young women was held at
the home of Mrs. Weymouth Crowell.
902 Alvarado street, at which Miss Ruby
vveyDurn, or Portland, made an address.
Diplomats Ask Camnsa and Villa Of
ficials t0 Permit Shipments of
Foodstuffs on Hallway.
WASHINGTON, May 23. Efforts to
reopen railroad communication between
Vera Cruz and Mexico City with a view
to relieving the food famine which is
causing demonstrations in the capital,
were renewed today by the State De
partment. Consul Silliman at Vera Cruz and the
Brazilian Alinister in . the capital were,
requested to urge the Carranza and
Villa officials respectively to permit
food shipments over the line. The in
ternational relief committee in Mexico
City, it was said, could handle the sit
uation adequately if the transportation
problem could be settled.
The Department was advised today
from Vera Cruz that General Pablo
Gonzales would undertake a general
campaign against the Zapata forces
about Mexico City and the bandits,
who have committed many depreda
tions. "It Is said," said the Depart
ment's communication, "that the Car
ranza administration realize the ne
cessity of promnt and energetic meas
ures to suppress brigandage and to end
attacks on trains -and Interruption to
The Vera Cruz line is reported today
to be in operation to Pachuca.
Men Go to FYont In Omnibuses,
Tow n Shelled by Schedule.
LONDON. May 4. "This is a methodi
cal war," writes an English soldier who
served in several Indian campaigns and
also in the South African war, and who
is now at the front near Ypres. "In
South Africa." he explains, Vwe rode
gaily out in the morning, never know
ing whether we would meet an enemy
over the first hill or never see one all
day. Here we go to fight by the 6
o'clock omnibus from Vlamerunghe. We
know that we shall be in the firing line
at a certain hour and out of it at an
other. It Is all cut and dried.
"The Germans are even more methodi
cal. There Is a town about two miles
behind our line that they shell regu
larly every Sunday from 11 to 3, and
every Wednesday from 1 to 2:30, and at
no other time. This has gone on for
Scored Another Tremendous Success
Betty in Search of a Thrill
at the
Peoples Theater
' Also See Motion Pictures of the
Celilo Canal and Local Celebration
Alaskan Volcanoes m Eruption
Since Tuesday.
One of Mountains Known as Active
Since Karllct-t Records of Rus
sian and Spanish Kxplor
ers, but Not Dangerous.
SEWARD. Alaska. May 2u'. Iliamna
volcano and an unidentified peak on
the west coast of Cook Inlet have been
In eruption since Tuesday, according
to report! brought by the steamship
Alameda today. People who passed
the volcanoes Thursday said dense
clouds of brown smoke were rising
from the craters.
The effect was noted here Wednesday
night when copper-colored clouds were
seen In the north. It was believed at
the time that the smoke was from the
forest flree, but these virtually are out
and the atmosphere Is still.
Karihqaikn Felt Separately.
Four slight earthquakes, accompa
nied by a roaring noise, have been
felt during the last three months, but
are believed to have had no connection
with the. volcanoes, as no shock was
felt here when the craters became ac
tive. Iliamna volcano, on the west coast
of Cook Inlet, is a peak 12,066 feet high.
It has been known as an active vol
cano from the earliest records of the
Russian and Spanish explorers, but its
eruptions never have been violent. The
district around 1 Iliamna is virtually un
inhabited. ,
Voleaale Activity Frequent.
Volcanic activity In the range extend
ing from Cook Inlet along the Alaska
peninsula to the Aleutian Islands is
reported nearly every year, but there
has been no violent outburst since
June !), 112. when Mount Katmai burst
into spectacular eruption, covering fer
tile Kodiak Island and the adjacent
mainland with a deep layer of volcanic
Iliamna volcano is ISO mile west of
Seward and Is the same distance south
west of Ship Creek, where the Alaska
Engineering Commission is beginning
work on the new Government railroad
to the Matanuska coal field.
Rancher's Aim Rad, but Sheriffs
Bloodhounds Cause Surrender.
SAN RAFAEL Cal., May 23. John
Bogden, who escaped from the Marin
County Jail yesterday, was captured to
day three miles from this city by Sher
iff Keating and a posse assisted by
bloodhounds. Bogden escaped from Jail
with Henry A. Young. Both were be
ing held for trial Monday for their re
cent escapes from iian Quentin Peni
tentiary. A rancher living on the outskirts of
San Rafael saw Bogden early today
and fired four shots at him, hut none
found their mark. Sheriff Keating was
notified and Bogden was surrounded In
a thick brush. The bloodhounds were
unleashed and within a few minuten
BoeVlen csme rushing out with his
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hands high In the sir. Ho was un
armed. ,
'It is easy enough for me to ecape.
but I can t stay away. I am threugh
trying to escape." aaii the prisoner af
ter he was arrested.
HenTy Young, who escaped with Bog
den, Is still at large. Bogdon aid he
left Young yesterday because he was
exhausted from excitement.
Attendance at IVilrl AVe.t Celebra
tion Targe, Despite W eal her.
BAKEIt. Or May 23. (Special.)
Riding two horses at onre proved too
much of an undertaking for Ben Cor
bett. trick ridor at the "Brandcr"' Wild
West celebration, which Is being held
st Medical Springs today. He was
thrown from his pair of mounts and
eliminated as a factor in the competi
tion. His InJurieM are not serious.
A ball game between Haines and
Medical Springs was won by Haines.
6 to 2.
Buffalo Vernon and Harley Lund
took first in the potato race this after
noon, ami Ben Jory no.xed to the front
in the chariot race. Mlrs Billie Clif
ford gave a fancy trick riding exhibi
tion. Threatening weather failed to deter
pleasure-seekers from attending thn
out-of-doors show, more than KmiO be
ing in attendance from towns within a
radius of 30 miles.
Ccntralla RuMness Men lo Act at
Ranquct for Slate Grunge.
CENTRALIA, Wash.. May 23. (Spe
cial.) Fifty Ccntralla business men
yesterday volunteered to berve as wait
ers for the big open-air banquet to bo
staged In the City Park, June 2, as ono
of the features of the Slate ;rango
convention, to be held here June 1 to
4. It is expected that about 12"0 per
sons will be fed at the hanriuet. The
waiters will be divided into squads of
10 each, with a head waiter for each
squad, to avoid confusion. Each man
will wear a white apron. ,
At a meeting of the local Oddfellow
lodge Friday night it was voted to
donate the use of the Oddfellows' Hsll
for- the six patriotic conventions to
b held here June 21 to 25.
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