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THE MORNTNCr OREGONIA5T. FRIDAY, JTJIT 23. 1915.
HEW SCENIC WAY IS
READY FOR PAVING
You'll Find Me in Deadly Earnest
Ami That What 1 Say Is True!
Ever So Many People Came Yesterday and Saw and
Purchased in Fact, One of My Three Highest
Priced Player Pianos and One Baby Grand, as Well
as a Number of Others Were Taken.
An Opportunity to Buy
Hart Schaf fner & Marx
Newest Summer Suits
In Fancy Fabrics and Blue and Black
Hillside Highway, Gift of Property-Owners
to City, In
Xj spected by Officials.
BEAUTY SPOTS NUMEROUS
.Roadway Is 1 1 Allies Long and Pro
Tides Novel. Views of City, Riv
ers, Valley, Mountains and
Forests and Lower Harbor.
Portland, famous for Its highways,
will have another scenic attraction in
the 11 miles of roadway built along
the hillside about midway between
Skyline boulevard and Llnnton road,
which property owners will soon offer
to the city. It is ready for hard
surfacing. Mayor Albee. Commissioner Baker;
O. M. Clark, vice-president of the
Chamber of Commerce; J. C. Alns
worth, chairman of the publicity com
mittee of 'he Chamber; W. P. Jones,
vice-president of the Merchants Na
tional Bank; James O. Convill, superin
tendent of parks; Richard Sheppard.
and Louis Nash, commissioner of parks
of St. Paul. Minn., made a trip of in
spection over the new highway yes
The roadway covers a distance of 11
miles practically on an even grade be
tween 600 and 700 feet above the Wil
lamette River. It follows the contour
of the mountain side, winding In and
out of the 'raws, from which are ob
tained wonderful views of the rivers,
mountains and the lower harbor coun
try, with St. Johns and Vancouver In
Airline Distance Is Short.
On an airline the distance covered
by the roadway Is only five miles, but
the roadway has been constructed
without bridges, with the result that
the boulevard extends the full depth of
many draws, affording many beauti
ful views of the unbroken forest and
the surrounding country through the
open places in the woods.
Nearing Portland, as a climax of the
trip of yesterday, came an excellent
birdseye view of the city, the water
front and Mount St. Helens and Mount
Hood, declared by those in the party to
be a most remarkable view of Port
land. To reach the new drive the party
went out over the Llnnton road and
thence on the Germantown road to the
drive and in over Cornell road.
The new drive, at present called, the
Hillside boulevard, was built by tie
property owners of the district at a
cost of about $140,000. It is now pro
posed; to turn this roadway over to the
city of Portland to be maintained. It
has made accessible many acres of fine
land suitable for homesltes on the hill
side, and more roadways are contem
plated to make possible the building of
homes at many points along the 11
Autos May Take Cornell Read.
From a scenic standpoint the road
way offers another short trip out of
Portland for sightseeing cars and will
be an excellent point from which to
view the night Illumination of the city.
Automobile parties will also be able
to make a trip out the Cornell road,
thence over the Skyline boulevard and
over the Hillside drive. From the Sky
line will be tie view of Portland and
the valley country, and from the Hill
side the lower harbor and Vancouver.
About 200 feet has been set aside by
the property owners and at times the
boulevard extends through the center
of the tract. At other places the road
is on the edge of the tract, which makes
many acres on the hillside available
for park and recreation purposes. At
one point on the road is a double draw,
a remarkable scenic attraction for
sightseers in the city.
The building of the new drive origi
nated with J. R. Holbrook and Richard
Sheppard, who realized what it would
mean to the city as a scenic feature
and open up a vast amount of land for
beautiful home sites.
DOUGLAS COUNTY WINNER
Payment of Auditing Bill Incurred
by State Unnecessary.
ROSEBURG, Or., July 22. (Special.)
In a decision handed down here to
day Judge Hamilton held that a con
tract executed between the State In
surance Commissioner and accountants
employed by the state to expert the
books of county officers is not bind
ing upon the counties affected.
The decision was rendered on a de
murrer filed to the complaint of Mc
Kenzie & Sons, of Portland. who
sought to collect $550 for auditing the
books of Douglas County. Payment of
the bill was refused by the County
Court here and suit was instituted.
District Attorney Neuner demurred
to the complaint on the ground that
the County could not be held liable
for any contract executed by the In
surance Commissioner, and was sus
A large variety of patterns and sizes to select
from at the following prices:
$20 Hart Schaffner & Marx Suits $15.00
$25 Hart Schaffner & Marx Suits $18.75
$30 Hart Schaffner & Marx Suits $22.50
$35 Hart Schaffner & Marx Suits $26.25
v All Straw Hats Half Price
$1.50 Arrow Shirts $1.15
$2.00 Arrow Shirts $1.35
Sport Shirts at. ...... .$1.35
Bathing Suits at Reduced Prices
CopyriM Hrt Sdalhw ft Man
The Men's Shop for Quality and Service
Northwest Corner Third and Morrison
GAMP LEASH TIRES
Canadians Eager to Fight,
Scott Rothwell Writes. '
TROOPS READY FOR FRONT
"Volunteer Tells Brother Here He
Hopes Orders Soon Will Send
Him to War Zone and Relates
Incidents of Training;.
Eager to get into action!
This summarizes the attitude of
British and Canadian soldiers now held
in training: quarters in the south of
England, who are apparently chafing
under the lack of ammunition the one
reason why England has not nurled
more of her fit men against the Austro-
German armies -on the Continent but
which promises to be remedied soon.
Scott Ro'thwell, of Vancouver. B. G,
well known in Portland, writing; from
Shorncliff. England. July 3, to his
brother, Arnold S. Rothwell. of Port
land, reveals some pertinent and in
teresting: facts on conditions in the
preparatory zone adjacent to the big:
batttle ground in Europe.
Mr. Rothwell Is attached to the Sec
ond Canadian Contingent, Twenty
ninth Battalion, which assembled
November 1, and started for the Old
World May 15.
Training; Period Tire.
At the time of writing: he was sta
tioned at Shorncliff. and among; other
things he said: -
"We have been under canvas at this
camp for about a month and are com
pleting our training before going to
the front. We are quite close to
Folkestone, in the south of England,
and only about 30 miles from the
French coast and 50 miles from the
war zone. Our passage across was
uneventful, except that we had a nar
row escape from being torpedoed by
"We are all tired of the long period
of training that we have been put
through and shall be glad to get into
"Many of my friends and acquaint
ances from Vancouver have been killed
lng the fellow was from Portland and
no doubt was back here now. He satri
he deserted on the first day, and his
is the only case Mr. Rothwell has en
countered. Guns Heard. Airships Seen.
One of the spectacular features of
the camp life, which brings the reality
of the war a little closer to the South
England camp, is the aeroplanes which
fly over the camp each day and the
resoundnig of the big navy batteries
which are heard almost constantly
bombarding the French' coast.
Mr. Rothwell may be thrust into the
breach at the Dardanelles soon, al
though the indications are. he says,
that his battalion may be one sent to
Belgium or France.
Mr. Rothwell is remembered by a
number of Portland residents, as he
visited here on several occasions.
CROWN OF GLORY UNEARNED
Authorship of low an Picnic Poem
Subject of Explanation.
Kenneth Reed has . been crowded
with glory unearned, according to
John J. McKee.
Mr. Reed has been publicly credited
with being the author of a poem, read
at the picnic of former Iowans Wednes
day at Laurelhurst Park. Judge T. J.
Cleeton read the poem, referring anv
of the curious to Mr. McKee for in
formation as to the author. There were
several curious ones who asked. But
the public announcement of Mr. Reed
as the author has put Mr. Mckee in
the delicate position of "squaring" him-
en. ine name of the author la a
sort of open secret with him and last
niEni ne asked that It be made plain
that Kenneth Reed, is either n .tn-
authorized non de plume or the wrong
LITTLE GIRL IS DROWNED
Mother Xearly Loses Her Own Life
In Vain Attempt at Resrue.
VANCOUVER, Wash., July 22. (Spe
cial.) Erma Keeth, 8 years old, was
drowned yesterday at Camas when
bathing with her mother. Mrs. Lucinda
Keeth. The mother and daughter had
left a party of bathers in a slough near
Camas, and had gone to another place
some distance away.
The little girl stepped in and at once
dropped from sight. The frantic mother,
seeing the girl disappear, attempted to
rescue her, and once managed to get
hold of her, but the water was so deep
she almost lost her own life in the
attempt, and was forced to release her
The body was recovered and the
funeral was held from the Methodist
Church in Camas this afternoon at 2
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SHIPPERS COUNCIL WAITS
Meeting of Northwest Fruit Body at
North Yakima Postponed.
NORTH YAKIMA. Wash., July 22.
(Special.) President H. F. Davidson,
of the Northwest Fruit Shippers" Coun
cil, today postponed the meeting of
the board of governors set for tomor
row in this city, because of the in
ability of several members to attend.
Rose and Coburn of Wenatchee pleaded
the necessity of attending o crops at
home and W. F. Gwin, of the North
western Fruit Exchange, reported other
Manager Robbins, of the North Pa
cific Fruit Distributors, is here and will
remain over tomorrow, when W. H.
Paolhamus will come to attend growers
Scott Rothwell, of Vancouver,
a. c. Attached to Second
Canadian Contlnaent, Who De
erlben Conditions Abroad In a
letter to All Brother Here.
or wounded. The casualties on both
sides, as you know, are heavy, more
especially on the enemy s.
"Conditions seem brighter now, and
the people here are beginning in earn
est to move. We must admit that it
takes a long time for the British to
get started, but they always come out
on top in the end.
Shellmaklnsr la Rushed.
"The main, fault has been lack of
highly explosive shells, but everyone
is getting busy now. Results have al
ready shown what we would have done
If our infantry had had this support.
When it comes to hand-to-hand fight
ing the allies in the majority of cases
put it over the foe, especially with the
bayonet. You no doubt have been
pleased to note the Canadians have
done so well all along."
Mr. Rothwell gives a little hint at
one desertion which occurred in the
ranks of the Canadian contingent, say
TORPEDO-BOATS ON CRUISE
Four Leave Puget Sound Navy-Yard
for Aleutian Islands.
SEATTLE, Wash.. July 22. The tor
pedo-boat destroyers Paul Jones. Perry,
Preble and Stwart sailed from the Pu-
bci oouno. navy-rard for Alaska yes
terday. They will coal at Sitka and
then proceed to Dutch Harbor, where
they will again replenish their fuel.
The vessels will then cruise in the
Aleutian Islands, visiting everv rirllo
station and open port and return to
Bremerton September 7.
The Whipple, a member of the flo
tilla, was injured by storm, and went
i fori orioro. or.. Tor repairs. She
win arrive at Bremerton late this week
ana roiiow tier sister ships north.
GRANGE TO ENTER EXHIBIT
Vancouver Organization to Compete
at Interstate Fair.
VANCOUVER. Wash.. July 22. (Spe
cial.) Minnehaha Grange has voted
unanimously to enter the Grange con
test at the Columbia River Interstate
Fair again this year. A committee, in
cluding Mrs. Reeves, Mrs. Collender
and Mrs. Cotterill has been appointed
to make the necessary ararngements
and provide for the exhibit.
Minnehaha always has been a close
contended for the first prize, which has
been won once. The prize this year
will be J200 Instead of 111.
HUGHES HOPE HOLDS
Justice Expected to Accept if
STRENGTH IN PARTY FELT
Entry as Voluntary Candidate Into
.Presidential Race Is Not to Be
Presumed in Face of Refusal
of Mention of Name.
OR EG ONI AN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington. July 19. Notwithstanding the
emphatic manner in which Justice
Hughes declared himself out of the
11 Presidential race. Republican pol
iticians continue to speculate on the
chance of nominating him as a com
It is not because Hughes is popular
with the politicians that his name con
tinues to bob up rather It Is because
ho Is believed to be unusually strong
in the party.
In the face of all Justice Hughes
has said, it is not to be presumed that
he will become a candidate or that he
will sanction the use of his name by
his friends. Jheref ore, the only way
in which Justice Hughes could figure
would be in the event the convention
should deadlock and his name should
be brought forward as a compromise.
Strength In Party Main Support.'
If that should happen, and if the
nomination should be tendered Justice
Hughes, it Is to be doubted if he would
decline. A Presidential nomination Is
too big an honor to be declined by any
Justice Hughes possesses peculiar
strength in that, if nominated, he would
be able to lead a reunited party. He
is acceptable to the Progressive wing,
and he would have the solid support of
the old-line Republicans, though he is
not and never will be their first choice.
The stand-pat element Is most anxious
for a Republican victory In 1916.
It wants an end of Democratic con
trol of Government and it would sup
port Hughes with enthusiasm if he
should be nominated.
Old Leaders Favor Root or Weeka.
While the name of Justice Hughes
Is being used quite freely by Eastern
Republicans Just now, the old leaders
are primarily concerned In nominating
some such man as Root or Weeks.
There is no agreement among the old
leaders just at present.
Penrose and Galllnger are understood
to advocate Root; Murray Crane is out
working for Senator Weeks, and all are
giving some consideration to the name
of ex-Senator Burton in the event that
Root and Weeks have to be eliminated.
But before the old leaders would take
up Burton they will have to be con
vinced that both Root and Weeks are
unavailable or cannot be nominated.
I have tried to tell it in a straightforward, definite way, and people are quickly find
ing out that what I say is so. At 8 o'clock Wednesday morning a wealthy East Side
timberman came in, and after seeing my three highest-priced player pianos he gave me
a check for one. And he saved a bunch of money. So did the other folks who bought that
day and again yesterday. One of my finest was taken
by a young man who delivers the afternoon papers, his
parents consenting readily when they found that he
actually saved $420 in his purchase more than the lad
could earn during the next fifteen months. My word
for it, these pianos are going to be sold, because I'm
giving away more than half of each. The banks are
full of money and there are thousands of homes that
actually and urgently need just what I have to offer
It's impossible to state the various causes for this
genuine sacrifice of pianos. But let me say they are
urgent. It's a peculiar situation. All that is really
interesting, anyway, is the saving. These are good
pianos, mind you, and the best kind of player pianos.
I might write here all day, but that would not have
half the influence as one glance at this stock and these
prices. See the brand-new upright pianos at only $143.
It's no use to try to tell about them, and if you are not
interested enough to come and see, what's the use?
What would you think of beautiful new pianos that
you and your music teacher and all your musical
friends recognize as genuine and actually worth 5623,
artist pianos, the standard of comparison the world
over, now offered at an actual discount of $270 priced
at only $355? You don't believe it? Come and see
that's all I ask. I'll take $10 a month, if I have to.
Then, again, jjlayer pianos actually for $230 ; new
ones positively less than factory cost. And 111 sell
the best player piano in the world for only $465. Noth
ing better to be had, even if it were priced $1150 and
$1250. It can't be done? Yes, it can. You'll find it so
if you see me now. m give the first caller tonight
(after 6 o'clock) $30 worth of music rolls free! So come
this evening or first thing tomorrow morning.
Never an institution needed to sell stock on hand so
badly. An agreement to pay so much a month or so
much every three months for a bit more than mere;
additional simple interest will secure any piano at the
sale cost price. Don't ask for terms any smaller than
necessary; it's better for both sides to get the piano
paid for as soon as possible. Here's a fine, big stock, no
doubt the finest in town; but it can't last forever at
these low prices. So come today.
Ill send pianos anywhere to be tried and tested and
paid for when found just exactly as we advertise
C W. HOUSEMAN,
In Charge of the Player Piano House, in the Interests
of the Holders of Preferred Stocks, 333 Morrison
fl? 7 A Northwestern Bank Building, Just Below
(East of) Broadway.
"YouH find me deadly in ear,
nest and that what I say is true."
They gave me a free hand. I can
do just a I like.
Given unlimited liberty with
prices, believe roc. Ill gft the re
sults all right- I know the rondi
tions, and that's why I candidly
state that never were there such
low prices as I'm quoting now. and
never will there be again. Posi
tively, it's the limit.
C. W. HOUSEMAN.
delayed so they cannot spare a day tk -.. . . , . . . . ...
at this time. The minimum was 56 last night, as temperature of 9 degrees yesterday
compared with 64 Tuesday night. afternoon, the hottest day of the year.
Pendleton Cooler at . AVenatchee Heat Record Is 99. Burden of Responsibility.
PENDLETON", Or.. July (Spe- WEN'ATCUEK. Wash.. July 22. Exchange
clal. The temperature took a nine- (Special.) The officially tested Oov- Responsibility isn't such a burden
point drop today from that of yester- ernrnent thermometer at the Great but what most men are willing to as-
day. falling from 105 to S lute today. Northern depot showed a maximum sume it for a rush eon.l.lorn t ton
Pawo Court Closes for Vacation.
PASCO. Wash., July 22. (Special.)
Tuesday was the last court day to be
held in the Franklin County Superior
Court until September 1. James Mur
phy, Harry Lewis, Harry Sutton, James
Clark, F. A. Bready and Alberta Lem
mons were arraigned on criminal
charges, placed under bond and held to
trial In the Superior Court.
HARVEST DELAYS PICNIC
Camas Merchants Postpone 1'irni-
ers Festivities TTntli August 15
VANCOUVER. Wash.. July 22. (Sd
clal.) The annual farmers' picnic given
by the merchants of Camas has been
postponed until Thursday, August 2S
on account of the harvest. An expert
juage ot stock from the state College.
of Pullman, will make the awards at
There has been so much wet weather
recently tne farmers' work has been
Your Eyes Should Be Your
Tou cannot 'Imagine what a
pair of properly fitted glasses
will do for you when suffering
from eye strain until you try a
pair of my glasses.
We make a thorough examina
tion in every case and prescribe
glasses only when needed.
K charfe for eoaanltatioa.
HERB ARE SOME OF MY
Lenses Sphero in your own
Lenses Sphero in Aluminum
Lenses Sphero in Gold - Filled
Lenses Sphero (curved) In G.
K. Glass Mtg $5.00
Kryptok Lenses SS.00 to 913.00
STAPLES, The Jeweler Optician
1 62 First Street
Near Merrtaoa, Portland. Or.
Effective July 19
One Quality Only the Best
Get Reduced Price
Nearest Michelin Stockist
Michelin, 327 Oak St.