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TIIK 3IORXIXG- OREGOXIAX. VFRIDAJT. JULY 0, 1013.
STARS AND 35 BABIES pi
I to Wtrr
slon today granted a. contract to C IL
') WH! ' JUSJI" Wt P
Spokane, to Install a gravity
stem and reservoir from the
d Clark River via Fort Stevens
to Warrenton, a distance of 20 miles.
HIP IT fll I 1 I ITU I Iflll I for 120.000. Th dUly .upply of wawr
tl I U A I I "LI ft I I I A II II I A will be 1.8SO.OO0 gallons at Clatsop, at
Ulr US Iirll4ll 1 milllllA which point the town of Seaside will
IIL III UlinU IflUUUn connect, it having contracted to take
8.000,000 gallons a month for 20 years
at a cost of $60,000. paying 2Vi cents
per 1000 gallons for all additional, also
One million three hundred thousand
gallons daily will be carried here
through Sunset, Columbia and Delaura
Beach, Fort Stevens. Hammond and Hill
terminals. Work will commence In ten
! days and the first camp will be estab
Galaxy of Attractions Draws
Consensus of Opinions of Leg
Record Attendance of
: Gladstone Assembly.
islators Is Against
OUR PORTLAND STORE HAS BEEN WAITING FOR SEVERAL DAYS FOR ORDERS FROM
THE HEAD OFFICE TO CLOSE OUT EVERY SUIT AND COAT LEFT FROM OUR LARGE
AND STYLISH SUMMER STOCK. THESE ORDERS HAVE COME.
lished at Clatsop.
Mr. Green also has the contract to
lay the water mains from Clatsop to
Seaside. Arrangements have been made
VVITEPSKIE WINS HEARERS
to manufacture the wooden pipe for the
water mains In this city. The local
LAND GRANT BUY FAVORED
distribution system will be of steel
Dr. Pennington Talks on "Light-
. nlng," 3farion Ballon Fisk Paints
Herself Into KaTor Two In-
. fants Tie for Eugenic Honors.
CHECK CASE IS PROBED
BEXTO.V COUNTY GRAND JURY IN
VESTIGATES CHESTER DICKEY.
FOURTH DAY FRIDAY, JULY 9.
8:00 Summer school.
11:00 Forum hour. University
of Oregon morning; special pro
gramme. Address, Dr. Rebeck.
"Are All Peoples Entitled to a
Free and Equal Station 7"
1:15 Concert. Witepskie's Royal
2:15 Inspiration lecture, "The
Matchless Book," A. A. Franzke.
3:30 Kindergarten pavilion.
Address. "The Nervous Child," Dr.
3:30 Civic Parliament. "The
School a Factor In Civics." Mrs.
G. L. Buland.
3:30 Baseball, Barton vs.
7 :lo Concert. "Witepskie's Royal
8:15 Readings, .Marietta La
Dell, child impersonator.
8:45 Operatic selections. Char
lotte Bergh, lyric soprano, accom
panied by Royal Hungarians.
GLADSTONE PARK. "July 8. (Spe
clal.)- Mandel Witepskie's Royal Hun
garlan orchestra. Marlon Ballou Fisk,
cartoonist-lecturer, and some 35
laughing, crying, cooing babies at the
eugenics test, all shared honors for
first place with the big Chautauqua
family today. The largest attendance
of the assembly was on hand and the
day was a busy one. for. In addition
to the three attractions above men
tioned. Dr. - Levi Pennington of Pa
cifio College- gave a fine 11 o'clock
address on "Lightning."
Witepskie won his- hearers lnstan
taneously. He has a remarkably well
balanced organization of Hungarian
artists, and Witeoskie himself is
master of the violin and baton. His
concert this afternoon abounded in
classics, with lighter airs inserted at
exactly the proper place to stir 2500
people into real enthusiasm. Witepskie
was given the official Chautauqua
"O. K.'". as waa also Mrs. Fisk. The
latter is a clever combination of car
toonist and entertainer. She talks al
most as fast as she paints, and she
does both exceedingly well.
The real fun of the day occurred
at the Mothers' Congress pavilion this
morning, when disrobing began on
nome 3l or babies. Two little tots
t rom - the Chautauqua - town carried
away the sweepstakes with a grade of
98V4 'each. They were Helen Frayel
Slevers. daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Sievers. and Elizabeth Anne
Ross, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. A
Ross. Donald E. Rands was third on
the list With a 97 per cent record.
He is the son of H. A. Rands of
Oregon City. A second test will be
held July 14.
Dr. Boyd's subject today was "The
Mission and Influence of Abraham.'
Two pleasing ! musical numbers by
Professor Hull and Mrs. Hull, of Pa
cific College, were given. President
Pennington talked on "Lightning." He
alleged that the present, world war
was inevitable because the building of
great military systems had made it in
The Woman's Christian Temperance
Union cottage is again proving a
most interesting center. At . 3:30 this
afternoon a civic parliament was held
addressed by Mrs. Mary L. Mallet, who
pooka on "Public Sentiment in the
Waking." At 4 P. M. Dr. Bushnell.
.f Pacific University, spoke on "Ef
ficient Use of Our Human Resources.
The kindergarten is making a great
hit this year. The little tots are un
der the direction oi the Mothers' Con
gress of Oregon, who have Miss Daisy
K. Forrest "in charge. Mrs. John Rls
ley. of Risley Station, is heading the
Mothers' Congress work.
Employe ef Corvallis State Buk Is
Facing Indictment OS) CBrae ef
Ksnbessling SI40O From Balk.
CORVALLIS. Or.. July 8. (Special.)
-The Benton County grand Jury in
session has one of their busiest terms
at hand. Chief Interest lies in the
case of the state vs. Chester Dickey
charged with the embezzlement of
11490 from the Corvallis State Bank,
while he was an employe of that Institution.
President Moore, of the State Bank.
first noticed February S of this year
that there was something wrong with
the books and kept an eye ora n, in the
meantime trying to locate the trouble
City Treasurer Davis Issued to Frank
Francisco a check for S11.&9 July 1
1314. Someone had since raised the
amount so that it read $811.99. About
the middle of July Mr. Davis committed
suicide, but about three days prior to
this Francisco had cashed the check
at the Occidental Hotel and the hotel
cashed the check at the State Bank the
day after Mr. Davis' death. Mr. Moore.
not familiar with the Oregon law to
the effect of cashing the check after
the death of the writer, called an at
torney and was advised that it could
not be cashed. On looking up the
books Mr. Moore found that the books
did not tally with the check issued by
Davis for 811.99. Mr. Moore called
for the stubs of Davis' checkbook, oare
fully went over the amounts and found
that the check had been raised.
Mr. Moore had the auditors brought
to Corvallis May 10. 1915. to go over
the books. The morning of May 11
Dickey called the bank and said tha
he had the mumps and would be un
ble to come to work. On May 11
Dickey again called the bank and said
that he had the appendicitis and would
have to go to Portland.
As the auditors worked evidence was
brought to light that there was a
shortage somewhere. A warrant was
issued for Dickey and Portland was
searched carefully over, but no Dickey
could be found. Finally he was lo
cated at Spokane, with his sister. tSher
iff Gellatly went after Dickey and
brought him back to Corvallis. After
several cross-examinations he is al
leged to have confessed to raising Da
vis check, along with several others.
to the amount of 81490. Dickey was
arrested and placed in Jail, where he
has been waiting the action of th
present term of court.
GOVERNOR IS RACKED
EXTRA SESSION OPPOSED BY REP
Arrangement Whereby State Would
Profit by Sale of Tracts for
Mo-e Than $2.50 Acre Urged.
Many Give Their Views.
PAVEMENT TO BE PLOWED
Contract Let for Renewal of Oregon
City Street. .
OREGON CITT. July 8. (Special.)
Mayor Jones and Recorder Loder today
signed the contract for the improve
merit of Main street with asphaltic
concrete. The document will be sent
to Astoria tomorrow to the Worswick
The company is under two bonds and
agrees to allow, the city to withhold
15 per cent of the cost of the improve
ment for a period of ten years. This
money, amounting to about $2100. will
be put in trust in a bank and will draw
4 per cent interest. One Is a surety
bond for five years and the other a
personal bond for ten.
- Work is promised within the next
two weeks. The present brick pave
ment will be plowed up. The Port
land Railway. Light & Power Company
now has a gang at work on the south
ern end of the street.
Legislator Says Railroad's Ksllare
Comply With Conditions Defeated
Land Unit Plan.
NEWPORT. Or.. July 8 (Special.)
Samuel U. Irvin, State Representative
for Lincoln and Polk counties, who re
sides at Newport, heartily opposes an
extra session of the Legislature to con
sider the Oregon and California Rail
road Company's land grant. In his reply
to Governor Withycombe he said:
"It is simply a business proposition
to be adjusted in an equitable way. The
Government made the land grant to the
railroad for a specific purpose and stip
ulated certain conditions in the grant.
If the railroad company had complied
with the conditions the , Government
would have accomplished its purpose,
but it has only complied partly with
the conditions. Consequently, the Gov
ernment has not received Its full benefit
and has a right to change its contract
to realise the desired result, so long as
such a change does not inflict hardship
on other parties concerned.
"The interest of the railroad is $2.50
per acre and the traffic derived from
the development of lands. If this is
made safe to the company there should
be no complaint. If conditions have
changed so that the lands are much
more valuable than at the time of the
grant, the increase should go to the
Government. According to the stipula
tion in the grant the Interest to the
railroad could not exceed $2.50 per acre.
"If the railroad had complied with
the agreement the actual settlers on
the land would have received this in
crease in value, which would have been
Just and in accordance with what the
Government Intended the development
of the country." ,
R0SEBURG RAILROAD SURE
Southern Pacific Officials
ROSEBURG BONDS LEGAL
County Judge Skipworth Decides
Election Was ' Proper.
ROSEBURG. Or., July 8. (Special.)
That the City of Roseburg has a legal
right to dispose of bonds in the sum
of $300,000, which were voted here re
. cently for the purpose of aiding Ken
dall Brothers, of Pittsburg, to construct
a railroad from Roseburg to the line
of the Umpqua National Forest Be
serve and to erect a sawmill near this
city, was the substance of a decision
handed down today by Judge Skis
Wflrtn, or Lane county.
The decision followed the filina- of
proceedings to enjoin the city from
disposing oi me oonos on me grounas
that the election was Illegal.
Action is already under way to ap
peal the case to the Supreme Court
for final determination. S. A. Kendall
and associates, who are here ready to
begin operations on the road, were
greatly pleased with the decision.
ROSEBURG. Or.. July 8. (Special.)
.V conference which -both parties ad
mitted naa us connection with the
railroad which Kendall Bros, propose
to construct here during the present
Summer was held here today. -
F. L. Burkhalter. superintendent of
the Portland division of the Southern"
Pacific Railroad, and IL A. Hlnshaw.
general freight agent, were closeted
with S. A. Kendall and his associates
for more than an hour.
This afternoon Mr. Kendall and the
Southern Pacific officials spent an hour
at Winchester, where they Inspected
Kendall Bros.' holdings in that vicinity.
At the conclusion of the conference
it was given out that a complete under
standing had been reachr between the
Man Attempts Murders, Kills Self.
VANCOUVER, B. C, July 8. Samuel
Portsetee, a resident of Saanich, a short
distance from victoria, last nigit at
tempted to kill J. Ferry and his son,
neighbors of his. by firing four bullets
into their bouse, then returned to his
home and - killed himself. Portsetee
and the elder Ferry quarreled recently.
None of the shots fired into the Ferry
home took effect.
SALEM. Or.. July 8. (Special.)
Approval of Governor Wlthycombe's
suggestions for ' settling the Oregon
and California land grant problem Is
given .n numerous letters received to
day by the Executive from Slate Sen
ators and State Representatives in the
Legislature. Ail of them oppose a spe
cial session of the Legislature until a
refinlte and final plan of procedure is
C. Scnuebel. Representative, of Ore
gon City, says:
I So not see inr afcuian fop r.llln, the
Legislature tovrtlicr to take ertlon on the
decision of the supreme Court In connection
with the railroad land. Before th state
could purchase the lands. It would be neces-
sary to have a constitutional amendment.
nd It Is doubtful whether Conrress would
pay any attention or would provide the
necessary legislation to authorise the state
to purchase the iantie.
If It were possible for the state to pur
chase the landa for $-' .'.O an acre. I believe
It would be a rood thine, as the lands could
be sold at a ressonable nrlce and vet make
a food profit that could be turned Into the
flrreduclble school fund. If a special session
or the (legislature should be called. In ell
probability nothing except polltlca would be
piayea. and it mlcht be more of a detriment
to the state than a benefit.
seantor Smith Gives Opinion.
J. C. Smith. Senator, of Grants Pass.
says he would not oppose the calling
of a special session of the Legislature
after a definite method of settling the
case had been devised. He writes In
It seems to me that uMn the eomnletlon
of the road as required and the patenting
oi mff lanas ry an art or Cong-res, con
gress has ended Its rights In the rase. The
clause, requiring the sale or the land at the
price specified, being enforceMble, It is now
up to the courts to see that the railroad
company sells these landa to the actual set
tlers when audi settlers make the demand
and comply with their part of the provision
of this act.
Whatever value now eststlng In these
landa above an acre baa been created
by the people or this state who have built
the cities and t--ns and Improved the ad
jacent lands, and should of a right belong
to the stste. and If Congress could devlee
some method whereby the state might be
made the beneflt-lary of these values. 1
think It should do so. and In that way re
imburse the slate for the garfV HH or
!.fwvi.ono nst ,h diversion of the part
rightfully belonging to the state In the
County hare la Pro fit freed.
Senator Smith says the counties in
which the land is located should re
ceive one-half of the profit In case it
reverts to the state and la sold.
w. H- Ragsdale. Senator, of Moro.
Hermit me to say that I am not In favor
of calling a special session of the Ik1Ih
ture In connection with the Supreme Court's
decision In this matter, but I am heartHr
In accord with lour views, and approve of
yoar proposal as lo the disposition of this
Ora H. Porter. Representative, Rose
t agree with you that there la no need of
calling the legislature In apeclsl session.
There la nothing that our Legislature can
do at this time to change matters In the
least. If the purchase price of these lands
Is raised from .'.. -rf an acre to Its market
value, then It would be profitable If the
state might In some way fall heir to this
ra I sc.
But I believe It would be far more profit
able to the state to have this land sold to
actual settler at J.M an acre and thereby
put at least lOOO families en this land. But
the land should be sold upon such terma and
conditions that only actual settlers qnuld
get a deed, and then after a residence of
at least three years op the land.
ParrkSM Held Impracticable.
Thomas Brown, Representative, of
I regard the purchase of these lands by
the mme as Impracticable aid a special
seaslon of the legislature to consider the
matter as absolutely uncalled for. The ex
pense would be a, useless waste of mnn-v I
do not think the legislature could do more
man it nas in tne bast- nam.lv to memo
rialise Congress . I am In full accord with
the views expressed by ou In your lettor.
8 B. Cobb. Portland, and George W.
Weeks. Marlon County. Represen
tatives, suggerT that the Governor
name a delegation of prominent cltt
sens tc asalst the Oregon delegation In
Congress when the land grant Is con
sidered. After snnounring his oppo
sition to the calling of a special ses
sion of the Legislature Mr. Cobb says:
I nave given the matter special thought.
out at nrsl glance it seems to me that Ore
gon nas a special interest In the matter.
It la true, those lands were given by the
government to me railroad company for
specmc purpose, nut tney come In a great
measure from witnin the borders of our s
and It would seem to me that In view of the
ract that we have contributed large sums
of money for Irrigation purposes through trie
Government of the l nlted Stales, that It Is
only rair mat we should be reimbursed In
some manner for such money so expended.
That stale Benefit. Ia I rged.
My understanding further Is that much ef
the land cow held by the railroad company
la not the land originally granted to them
by the United titalee Covernment. but la
Ilea land taken In the place of that con
tained In the original grant.
If this be true. It would be an additional
reason for ua to receive the benefits oter
and above the amount that the roliroaa com
pany Is justly entitled to and the use of thlw
money so received, as stated br you. should
be held In trust and the Interest thereon ap
plied for the benefit of our school, road and
rrlgatlon runoe. aa inmcateo. Dy you. ,
Mr. Weeks wrote thst he approved of
the Governor's plan to dispose of the
Louis Kuehn. Representative, of
Under the decision of the Supreme Court.
Congress is the only body which can flnallv
determine and settle all questions involved.
The Interest of the people In this matter
should be the first consideration, and 1 have
confidence In your Handling tne matter
rightly and what will be for tha best in
terest of the people of Oregon.
IT IS OUR CUSTOM TO GET RID OF ALL GARMENTS SEMI-ANNUALLY" AT A BIG REDUC
TION AND YOU GET THE BENEFIT OF IT.
DO YOU REALIZE WHAT THIS MEANS?
MEN'S SUITS THAT OTHERS ASK $20 AND $25
FOR CAN BE PURCHASED WHILE THEY LAST
EVERY GARMENT IN THIS BIG STOCK ZZZZ FOR
GOES FOR $11
- WATCH IT
THE "I LAND"
$3 TO $10
EXTRA SPECIAL A few.
Suits; Odd Sizes Will Be
Disposed of at $S..0
? . ,7
BRYAN IN WORD WAR
Former Portland Woman
PEACE APOSTLE DEPARTS
Member of Concessional Union Pre
cipitatcs Wordy 'War Following
Address Ilcforo National
Council of Women Voters.
AN FRANCISCO. July S. (Special.)
William Jennlng-a Bryan, apost! of
peace and exponent of brotherly and
sisterly love, came near to a wordy
war today. After winning; the applause
of the National Council of Women
Voters, convening at the Clvlo Audi
torium, ty declaring that world suf
frage would finally brine; about w or 1.1
peace, the ex-Secretary crossed Terbal
swords with Mrs. ftrth Pard Kleld.
formerly of Portland. Or, of the Con
Sessional Union fur Woman buffrsse.
The tut caused a sensation In the
corridor of the Auditorium. As Ur,
Bryan was leaving the hall he was
asked by members of the union, who
had been distributing literature con
cern Ins: their cause, to speak before the
rulltlral Osoltlen Resented.
Addrewlni Mrs. Field, the ex-terrt-
tary declared that ne wouia never
speak before the union. "I will not
move one Inch to speak before a body
of women who opposed the Democratic
party." said Mr. Bryan.
That started the wordy natlls ind
for a moment there was a tenseness on
fH. part of Mr. Hryan n1 ftaehlns of
WATER SYSTEM WORK NEAR
Spokane Man Gets Contract to Con
. struct Warreaton Line.
WARRENTON. Or, July 8. (Spe
cial.) The Warrenton Water Commis-
Warrenton Schoolhousc Begun.
W ARRENTON, Or, July 8. (Special.)
The Alameda Construction Company
or Portland, today started on Its con
tract to erect a schoolhouse for $11. 000
on the ten-acre tract recently pur
chased by the Warrenton School Dis
WALLACE MAN MURDERED
Nick Nlckovitch Beaten and Shot In
Spokane by Ilobbers.
WALLACE. Idaho. July 8. (Special.)
Badly beaten and with a bullet hole
In his heart. Nick Nlckovitch. of Wal
lace, was found dead at the outskirts
of Spokane Tuesday mornlns. Robbery
is ilven as the motive. An investiga
tion showed that Nlckovitch was first
assaulted some distance from where
the body was discovered and then was
dragged 7 5 feet into a clump of busbee.
He was well known In Wallace and
he had told a friend recently that he
was Boin.gr to Spoksne for a short visit.
He was known to have several hundred
dollars on his person before leaving
this city. He was about $0 years of
ConTlcts to Build State Highway.
KANSAS CITY. July 8. Five hundred
convicts from the tate Penitentiary
at Jefferson City will soon be put to
work building a cross-state highway
from Kanaaa City to tit. Louts, accord
ing to an announcement made here to
day by Governor Major.
eyes on the part of his feminine an-taroniata.
"You said." persisted Mrs. Field.
"that world suffrage meant world
peace, and yet you frown on a body of
women striving to brine about free
dom for women in the most direct
Impatiently. Mr. Bryan said-that he
did not doubt the good Intentions of
the women, but that he could not agree
with their method.
Bryan's O n tand Cited.
He then hastened away from the
Followlnr the parley. Mrs. Field ex
plained that Mr. Bryan had criticised
the old policy of the union In oppos
ing the Iiemocrstlo party on the ground
that the party had wrestled with what
he termed "paramount Issues.
"In spite of this. said Mrs. Field.
"Mr. Bryan has not hesitated to em
barrass the leader of the Dcmocrallo
parly by criticising the President's note
to (.ierminr, both by wbrdj and by his
publio withdrawal from office at a
critical time for the Administration.
Mr. Bryan forgets that there Is only
one wsy to rebuke polltlcisns, snd that
Is through the ballot."
SCHOOL CHANGES URGED
coi.i.rr.r. profkssoh iikckif.s
-PITTKRIJIO AT LITERATI RK.
WUltaea F. Ogknrn Says Problem
Oet RI4 r Old Ideas
RLRKF.LKT, CaU Ju.y reorgani
sation of the modern school system ad
vocated by W II yam F. Oarn. profes
sor of sociology snd economics at Reed
College, Portland. In an address ea
terdsy before the home economics sec
tion of the California II mh inrhool
Teachers Association wa-being dis
cussed today by many delegate who
are attenoing the annual convention
whlt-ti closes tomorrow.
Tbe -hw trdv I out f date.
Professor Oitburn said. "It Is a relic
of the psst and stands in need of
radical reorganization. Our children
are turned out Ignorant and Inferior,
until I sometimes wonder what America.
Is comlnir to. They are. in fact, in
tellectual criminals, ruined by useless
"Why can't we have a more practical
educational svstem. Instead of this put
tering ,t titerature and music an-1
"The kenote of the times Is to
chance, snd the problem of the schor
is to get rid of old Ideas and sub
stitute new. Manual training. the
social life, the economic life and d
nieettc science these are school sub
jects which must r titer the, American
I am not looking; for calamities to boost my business. Fire Sale-s,
Bankrupt Sales and other so-called "Sales" are not indulged in
here. My motto ia "Big Valuas All the Time." There's no high
You Need a
With a Progressive Bank
Carrying a bank account gives you
prestige with your friends, gives you
standing at the stores and establishes
your commercial credit at the bank. If
you are known here as a reliable and
substantial depositor, and if you ever
need to borrow, your renuest will be
given every possible consideration. Wc
lend to our depositors first; to others
Let us open an account for you.
Fifth and Stark
Capital and Surplus
$20.00 in Ground
$25.00 in Ground
The Upstairs Clothier.
315-16-17 Oreconian Building. Elevator to Third Floor.
Will be on exhibition in Portland on the Southern
Pacific Track opposite the Courthouse, between
. Salmon and Taylor, on Thursday, July 15, from
about 7:00 A. M. until 12 noon-
Low Round Trip Fares
Trom all points. Brooks. Silverton and all inter
mediate points and frcra McMinnvflle and inter
mediate points to Portland on sale July 15, good
for return same date.
Full particulars at City Office, SO Sixth SU Cor.
Oak, 4th and Yamhill, Union Depot or East Mor
rison Depot, or any Arnt of the
John M. Scott, General Passentr A tent. Portland, Oregon.