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TITE MORNING OTtEGONlAy. MONDAY. AUGUST fr, 1915.
An Imported Cigar
SURF EAR UfcAKHAKl ItSlUtUAI, l" .
WILL GO Oil BALLOT
California to Have Referendum
on Question Despite Pro
PETITIONS ARE ACCEPTED
"Petty Warfare" on Oorcrnor John
ton Chargrd In Statement Dc
y rlaring Constitution lias
SACRAMENTO. Aur. ScretarT of
Stat Jordan at midnight last night ac
cepted both Kern County non-pa rtlan
refercnrfcum petltlona and by so doing
cava both the non-partisan referendum
and the form of ballot referendum a
place lo tha October election. This
was on In spite cf sereraJ lrreo
larltlea and ovtr tha protest of Mar
tla Madsen. esecotle secretary of the
governor, and II. L. Carnahan. commls
alooer of corporations, representing
tha Progressive Interests.
Fein Kern County petitions were In
volved In Irregularities, hot as tha
main non-partUan referendum had suf
ficient signatures without that peti
tion, only tn elanature on tha form
of ballot petition received serious con
sideration. Irr Jtesaedled by Telearaph.
When County Clerk MIMrr forwarded
the latter petition, h niglerled to cer
tify the number or naniea contained
therein and whan tha Secretary of
state's office noticed tha discrepancy,
the error could ba remedied only by
telegraph. Thl was donex but JUdaen
nd Carnahan contended that tha fil
ing by telegraph was Illegal and that
before the petitions were accepted tha
whole matter hould b referred to tha
Attorney-Ceneral. After soma deliber
ation th- Secretary of State refused to
do this anl a.tepted tha petltlona.
-II would b unfair to throw out
this petition and with It the whole
referendum on account of a technical
error and on this broad principle I
am .tn to aocept the Kern County
petition.- declared Jordan.
Warfare Jehaaan Chanted.
Following this action. Carnahan la
sued a statement. In which he charged
Jordan's action waa "a flagrant viola
tion of the constitution." that It
-opened the way to fraud and error."
and that It waa "petty warfare on Gov
"Wnether one or two propositions
are to be voted upon Is unimportant."
the atatement concludes. "Our only ob
jection is to the tactics that have been
The legality of the belated Kern
County petition determined the success
of the form of ballot petition by In
creasing the total number of signa
tures to 4.?4. or 6S more than neces
sary. The companion measure waa In
creased 7S from Kern, making the
total 7.JC. a margin of 1(21.
PESTS ATTACK HOPYARDS
C A. Mcrifton iH.ecoicre Ian;cr of
Heavy Loss at Hlvertoo.
Insect peats are making aarlous In
roads on tha hop yield In the Silver
ton district, according; to C. A. Ben
son, a grower of that section, who Is
la Portland. He brought with him sam
ples of vines from one of the best
yards near fllverton. which show vermin-eaten
tendrils from which the
leaves have been stripped or killed.
"This field haa been aprayed thor
oughly." aald Mr. Benson. "Three and
la some places five applications of
spray have been used, but the vermin
Is persistent and a good percentage of
the vtnea are atrlpped bare, a condi
tion that will cause nearly all the
burr to fall off or produce small cones
of small value commercially."
SENATOR IN CAR HITS BOY
J. Newton Barge Falls to See Lad
Who Step Before Machine.
FEXDLETO.W Or. Aug. . (Special.)
Turning the corner at Main and Court
streets last night In his automobile. J,
Newton Ilurgess. State Senator, over
looked -y ear-old Lyle Van tress and the
child waa struck. After attention by
Ir Boydea the boy waa taken to St.
Anthony'a Hospital. Hla condition to
day Is said not to be serious.
Senator Burgesa was driving at not
mora than ova miles an hour, according
to witnesses, who say the boy stepped
off the curb without noticing the ear,
MAIL CHIEFLY INCOMING
Greeham Kecrives Far 51 ore Parcels
and Letters Than It Sends.
GREEHAM. Or. Aug. . (Special.)
A record of the number of pounds and
the number of pieces of mall delivered
and collected on the four routes out of
Ore ham during July la aa follows:
Route 1. pleeea delivered. Iv.OSl; col
lected, 1(17; pounds delivered. 1210; col
lected. 7S. Route S. pieces delivered.
1S.1SS: collected. HIT: pounds delivered.
144: collected. 271. Route 2. plecea de
livered. 0. collected. 1421; pounds
delivered. 1X4: collected. IS. Route 4.
plecea delivered. 817; collected. 101;
pounds delivered. 242; collected. (T .
CLACKAMAS HOME BURNS
"Woman Iropa Lighted Lamp and
IIohtc Is Destroyed.
OREGON CTTT. Aug. 2. (Special.)
Mrs. Robert Ianlels dropped a lighted
kerosene lamp aa ahe waa about to go
t- bed at her home, one mile west of
Clackamas Station, last night at la
o'clock, and the house waa destroyed.
It waa valued at 24004) and was partly
Soldiers stationed at tha Clackamas
rifle range aaw the blase and hastened
to help remove the household effects
Mr. and lira. Daniels and their grand
daughter escaped without Injury.
Grave to Be on Battlefield.
PARIS. July 12. (Correspondence of
the Associated Press.) The will of a
wealthy woman reetdent of Marseilles,
who died a few daya ago. contalna the
"If I die before tha end of hostili
ties. I ask that my body may be laid
Brovtstonally In the family vault.- and
that It shall eventually be Interred In
the field where the final decisive vic
tory Is gained. I leave the whole of
my fortune to the town which bears
(He AVBV w. .aaaaa . " . . .
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SURF PROVES FATAL
Miss Margaret Platt Dies After
Struggle in Undertow.
SPECIAL TRAIN'S RUSH VAIN
Parents of Ml Piatt Speed to Gear.
hart In Forlorn Hope She May Be
Resuscitated Heart Failure
Supposed Cause of Death.
f Continue from First Pe
Loedmg. Miss Tlall died Irom the shock
reaction on her heart, rather than
..vnini. Thera waa no appre
ciable evidence that death was due to
drowning alone, according to Dr. Baar.
Me. and Mrs. 1'latt were sppnscu
of the tragedy about noon. After get
ting Into communication oy
with Cearhart. they learned there was
-.. h, um Piatt's resuscita
tion and at 1:45 Mr. Platt made a re
quest on A. J. Davidson, supennienu
ent of the Spokane. Portland Seat
tle Railroad for a special train. This
waa furnished at 2:1S. and at 2:27 It
left for Gearhart. Besides a regular
coach. General Manager C O. Jenks"
private business car comprised the spe
cial. It reached Gearhart at 5:45
o'clock, or In three hours and eight
mirnii The regular -ueacn ope-
clal's" time Is four hours.
The epeclal waa maae reaay io re
turn to Portland from Gearheart at
7:20 oclock last nignt. Drinsina
Piatt's body and her grief-atrlcken
parents, relatives and rnenos.
Mlaa Platt Peeelar GlrL
in., u.rrani Platt waa a graduate
of St. Helena Hall. Portland, having
graduated June 14. this year, on her
.w ki.ihii.v finjk waa one of the
t aiu wiauuv. - -
most popular glrla In the younger so
ciety set. and bad already made plans
for entering uana nan m
setts, a short distance from Boston,
next month. She was ' an excellent
swimmer and oarswoman and was
talented In many waya. She waa ex
ceptionally deft with tha needle and
after the war In Europe intended to
Her father la Attorney nunivn
Platt. part owner with his brother,
Robert Treat Platt. of tha Platt build-
- o.rir ! Waahlnarton streets.
She waa a niece of George Durham and
Mrs. Lester Kollock of Portland also.
who were stunned oy me ncwa yes
terday. i ii.taiw arrival of the news
of tha fatality yeaterday a telegram
waa aent into me mountain w i't'
hend Albert PUtt. a brother of Miss
Dl.4 whM mrmm with a umDlnff DartV
In the vicinity of Government Camp or
Clackamas x'lama. a messaice was
dispatched to Seattle to nomy i
Pt.lf m mimtmr. who Waa visiting
there. Two other brothers. Harry and
Robert, were at nme.
Te. Saved br Daring Werku
Owing to the daring and quick work
of Mr. Stevens it is believed the Misses
Mulr and Mr. Magruder were saved, aa
. -A mrmm ranlHIv taking them
out of reach. Mies Mulr. It Is believed.
would have neen Deyona reacn in
(, more seconds when Mr. Stevena
reached her. according to eyewitnesses
io too . I "
Miss Magruder Is the daughter of
Dr. and Mrs. O. M. Magruder. Dr.
Magruder Is surgeon in Portland for
tha United Statea Public Health Serv
ice, attached to the marine hospital
corps. Mrs. Msgruder was at Sunset
Beach with her daughter in company
t.w .k. Pn.11.nil ILtptv.
The news of the accident came as
a (rreat shock not only to the Platt
. .-. v... . .a that Mtilm U.rrudan
l Bk.ll 1 ' J waa. w - . "
and to many others who are Intimate
friends or the Harrison nana. Mrs. t.
T C. Stevena h.ad been at Taggs farm
for aoma time, and intended to re
main for the season. She agreed to
chaperon the young people who were
m.kinr un tha house Party. Mrs. O.
II' . .' " . ::. 1 I
1 Margaret Platt. Daughter ef Mr.
aa Mrs. Harrlaoa Platt. 211
rtfty-firth Street. Wbe la ueae.
(Photo by Baseaell.. 3 Mlaa Mary
Malr. Daughter of Mrs. W. T. Mulr.
!tJ Wrnt Park, Who Waa Rescued.
3 Mlaa Evelina Magruder, Dana la
ter ef Dr. aad Mrs. G. M. Maamder,
Ml Johaaoa Street, Wis Alae Waa
Rescues. (Thoto by BnahnelL)
t Maamder. with Miss Evelina, her
dansrhter. and Carter Magruoer. ar
caret Platt Marv Mulr and Duncan
strong, left on Saturday morning; for
Amy Robinson, another or the jsu
Helen's graduates snd an Intimate
faiend of Miss Platt. was to Join the
nartv nn Monday. She has been vis
iting at North Beach at the home of
the Fred Panes and would nave oeen
Joined by her mother. Mra. J. C. Rob
inson, at Astoria today, when they
would have gone on to Taggs farm.
Robert Warrens was another fort
lander who was to have Joined the
Miss Helen Plstt. the older sister oi
Miss Margaret Platt. . had graduated
from Dana Hall and had atudled abroad.
A brother, Arthur Platt. is recently
home from Yale, where he Is a Junior.
Mary Mulr, the daughter of Mrs.
W. T. Mulr, a member of the party.
Is a student at St. Helen's Hall, and
will graduate next year. Her mother
and her grandmother. Mra. J. "VV
Whalley. had warned her Just before
she left on Saturday morning to be
ware of going into the breakers too
Evelina Magruder graduated with
Mlsa Platt from St. Helen's Hall this
term, and la one of the popular mem
bers of the sub-debutante aet. Miss
Platt was soon to have made her debut.
The special train carrying Mr. and
Mrs. Platt and the body of Margaret
platt arrived at the North Bank sta
lion at 10 o'clock last night. The body
was taken by Flnley's ambulance serv
ice to the Platt residence on i lity
MOTHER FIXDS DROW'EI BOY
led leal . Lake Parents Bereaved
While Visiting Near Spokane.
SPOKANE. Wash.. Aug. 8. (Special.)
While Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Bryant,
of Medical Lake, accompanied by their
2-year-old son, Vernon, were visiting
Saturday night at the home of . Mr.
Bryant's mother at Green Acres, near
here. Mra. F. A. Bryant, they missed
the child, and the mother started search
Reaching the liver about 200 yards
from the house she saw the body of
the child caught In an eddy some dis
tance from shore. The stream Is swift
at this point, and the mother, after a
frantic effort, reached the body by wad
ing Into water waist-deep.
Her screams for help attracted her
husband, who reached the river Juat as
Mrs. Bryant got to the bank with her
LAD AND SISTER BROWSED
Marehfield Swimmers Die Within
Sight of Friends Ashore.
MARSHFIELaD, Or., Aug. 8. (Spe
cial.) A double drowning, in which
George and Helen Lecocq, aged 22 and
12, lost their lives, occurred today In
Coal Bank Slough, an arm of Coos
Bay which runs towards Libby from
the . vicinity of the C. A. Smith mill.
The brother was teaching bis sister to
swim when they ventured beyond their
depth and both went down.
Those who were nearby were un
able to lend assistance promptly and
saw both die. The vlctima are chil
dren of Henry and Mrs. Lecocq. of
this city. The bodies were recovered
two hours latsr. . . .
Japanese Premier Makes Con
cession to Emperor.
SUPPORTERS ARE DIVIDED
Statesman's Ideal Bcclared to Be
to Make Xation Capable of
Competing 'With Most
naAxr.m itr Premier Count Oku-
ma virtually has decided, at the special
request of the Emperor, to remain in
office and has arranged the following
Cabinet: Count Shigenobu Okuma,
Premier; Count Shlgonuba Okuma.
Minister of Foreign Affairs: Tokltoshi
Taketoml. Minister of Finance: Vice
Admlral Tomosaburo Kato, Minister of
auke Oku. Minister of War; Yokui Oza-
ki. Minister of Justice: Kuunao mi
noura or Viscount Masakata. Minister
n.nnn.iptnna! Hlronaka Kono,
Minister of Commerce and Agriculture;
S. Takata. Minister ot caucanun,
tukurrf Ichiki. Minister of the Interior.
Tk. ...nmntinn bv Count Okuma of
the Foreign Ministry, following the dec
lination of Takaakt Kato to retain iuai
portfolio. Is to be temporary penuinit
the selection of a permanent minister
Premier Remains Provisionally.
It became known last night that the
hurt remiested Premier Okuma
i- in .rrira and that the Dre-
mier had agreed provisionally to do
so. His acceptance was contingent, on
the construction of a caDinei acceptaDie
ki. .ml todav announcement waa
made- of his arrangement of the new
The association of Okuma supporters
has sent circulars throughout the coun
try, urging that support do accurucu
Premier Okuma on the ground that his
Ideal Is to make Japan a nation of
. r. nir iin.hl. of comDeting
(giDluvaa . , ,
with the most powerful countries. The
Count, the circulars say, resigned be
cause the allegations of election bribery
... .j - .ttnat nn renusrnant to one oi
his lofty principles, but nevertheless
be was unwilling to be a cause oi con
cern to the Emperor, who had asked
him to remain In office.
Factional Differences Arise.
Notwithstanding the pressure
brought to bear on Count Okuma to
retain his place, differences of jjplnlon
have sprung up among his supporters.
The leaders of the Osakl branch of the
Okuma organisation sent a telegram to
the Premier urging him to Insist on
The appointments for tha war. Jus
tice and commerce portfolios are the
- m in the. Cabinet which re
signed on July 30, in consequence oi
cbargea or election irreguianura af
fecting memDera oi ine ggitrnratni.
vi.a.iiimir.1 ICatn. named for Min
later of Marine, was Admiral Togo's
chief of staff In the battle of the Sea
of Japan, and last year was appointed
chief in charge of the Japanese
M. Taketoml, selected for Minister
of Finance, was Minister or ommuni;
cations in the retired Cabinet, and M.
Ichiki. named as Minister of the Inte
rior waa Minister of Education. M.
Minoura, whose name is mentioned for
Minister of Communications, has held
several public offices and is editor of
the Hocni enimoun.
LONG SWIM. IS FATAL
Glenn Patillo Drown- While Trying
to Cross Slongh.
Glenn Patillo. aged 22, was drowned
--ow ftarnnnn at 1:S0 O'clock
while trying to swim across Gatton
Slough, a brancn oi mo wiuamnin id
the St. Johns district of the city,
iithnmli he was taken from the
water after being under five minutes
and the Harbor Patrol rushed down
tho river with a pulmotor, attempts
at resuscitation being continued for
tvo hours,, ail efforts to-restor
failed. Dr. I E. Graves was near the
scene of the accident at the time, and
he directed me worn, xne xmi uu. i
. i ..a.,A,4 wuil. An minutes first
aid being given under the physlclan"s
. . I 1 v -
The young mans nome jb i iii
Pass and he was the son of W. H. Pat-
tlllo. He Is survlvefi Dy nis iamer,
mother and a sister at that place.
ii. l a B1in,t Hm In Port-
11. II.U I . 1. V D..W. .
land. and. was working as chauffeur
for F. A. Douty, 839 Kelly street, secretary-treasurer
of- the Multnomah
Lumber & Box Coiupany. lesteraay
Mr. Douty. with his family, took nis
. i . th. PaKofIb t n ' flnttnn
IUUIUI uutii, ma ....... . . , -
Slough, and while the members of the
party were enjoying an outing young
Pattillo went swimming, , a number of
vounsr men. and boys being In the
water at .the time.
The drowning is saia 10 db simusi an
a.aot riitniimiA nf n. similar fatality
at the same place one year ago. The
remains will ' be snippea io uranu
Pass for burial.
The young man waa tne nepnew oi
I B. Hall, of Grants Pass, president
of the State Undertakers' Association.
WASHINGTON FIRES FEW
Forester Expects loss to Be Near
Minimum, If I.uck Is Good.
A.TiiTvri Waali ilia S fSnria1.,
J1 I ill t i V. cm . " r5 .a '
... i t . ...ill vava a vfo r whlrn
nasningiuu wh ..... j
will compare favorably with the record
one of 1S13 in iewnesa oi mrai
i... hari ltif.lr nrcura from now on.
says State Forester Ferris in a report.
Timber losses to aaie mis khuo im.3
been only 5 per cent of those of last
year to this time, and do not total
Unusually rainy weather and more
efficient patrolling Is responsible for
the light losses, the forester believes.
The year 1912 was the worst one for
th. f. t more than 20.000.000 feet of
timber being; destroyed.
"we have so nre wardens on uuijr
now," says Mr. Ferris.
Sawmill to Operate Under Lease,
vi iviiTH aTAT.TS Or.. A lie. 8.
Dn..fai Tha T mm Lumber Com-
(OJICVIM.I .w -
-f .hla nitv hsi leased the Lone
Lake sawmill at Shippington, a suburb
on Upper Jtlamatn J-.au e norm oi mo
city, and the first of next week will
begin operations, with a full crew of
2S men. tnougn iimoer is "
hand to keep the mill running for two
months, and the lease Is to cut 2.000,
000 feet. The pine lumber manufac
tured is to be disposed of to the
Klamath Manufacturing Company,
which has a plant nearby, rrom wnicn
box material will be made.
What Internal Bathing Is Doing lor
The noted specialists ef the medical
world have recently sounded so universal
s warning against accumulated waste in
the Lower Intestine that . newspapers
throughout the country have taken it up
and published detailed reports oi their re
searches and operation.
The New York Times tells of a case
where a child had what was believed to
be an incurable iorm of Tubercular joint
disease. Waste in the Large Intestine had
ao affected it that all but nine inches were
removed. "The result was astonishing in
a week's time, the internal organs re
sumed all their normal functions, and in a
few weeks the patient was apparently in
Publicity of this kind has so awakened
the public that over three hundred thou
sand are now using Internal Baths to keep
the Lower Intestine free irom this poison
ous wsste. . ....
By means of the "J. B. L. Cascade," the
scientific appliance for Internal Bathing,
Nature is gently assisted in keeping the
Colon absolutely clean with pure warm
water. Constipation, - which leads to so
maay dangerous ailments, is impossible,
and you are kept regular. .
Just try an Internal Bath with the J.
B. L. Cascade" and see how clear, buoyant
and able yoa feel next morning in other
words, it will add SO per cent, to your ef
ficiency and health, just as it has to the
great army who are now using it.
You can see it at the Woodard Clark ft
Co.' Drug Store in Portland, who will
give you on . request Dr. Tyrrell's treatise
on the subject called "Why Man of To-Day
,Is Only SO Per Cent. Efficient."
and Rheumatism. Latest and best
methods- No Operations, no Medicine.
r..e..iHe.finT. anl Pvaminntion . Free.
312 gwetland Bldg, Phone JIaia 6574.
(Porto Rican) or 5 cts.
LaTUNITA (Princessas Size)
And this price for an Imported cigar
was not possible until the stars and stripes
were raised over Porto Rico in 1898.
La TUNITA comes in FREE OF DUTY weekly
shipments directly to us to keep them fresh.
Porto Rico is as much a part of the West Indies as
Cuba, and the tobacco grown there was the only tobacco ever
brought to Havana from elsewhere in the old Spanish days.
Its quality is as fine, but admittedly it is mUder, being
grown on the mountain slopes, where the tropical heat is
tempered by cooling winds.
Spanish natives, whose art .3 a family inheritance,
make La TUNITA. Havana does not surpass these
When you get an Imported (Porto Rico)
cigar for 5 cents, (Box of 50, $2.50) as
you get it in La TUNITA, you are on
ground occupied alone by UNITED CIGAR
STORES. It's a ten years' test of one of
our strongest claims.
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and Night Letters. They bridge
the distance between buyers and
sellers. They are the sympathetic,
day-to-day contact between sepa
rated families and friends,
Full particular at any
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