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TTTE MORMXG OREOOAX. TUESDAY, AUGUST ?4, 1915.
WASHINGTON ATTORNEYS ATTENDING JOINT MEETING F BAR ASSOCIATIONS IN PORTLAND.
inree nouses uomff
ON 1. TAFT IN VI
Under One Roof
A Ruthless Selling of Big, High-Class
Stocks to Make Room Quickly
Drastic Cutting of Prices of Every thing Musical Great
Opportunities for Band and Orchestra Instrument
Buyers Sheet Music and Studies Reduced Genuine
Harvest for Piano Buyers.
Northwest Bench and Bar Are
Represented by Many Prom
Insistent Note Fails in Purpose
and Indignation at Act of
.'JOINT MEETING IS BEGUM
Aah.s;io md Orofa Attorneys
Talk of rrohlbilion; Transact
flaiBCt: His Prof ram me
Plaaoetl for Today.
Th Ur anl of tha P-
efftr Noctfcwt r tn Porti4 today.
AH trtir Pfl Into
i rctjatrtion room x iba Mltnomaft
, )tntl. comlai tn ( orki by tr train
nt It ml thai tvflrr other Nortn
W rlfr pt'ial Im'X law y-r.,
Tha W A.tfitnaton St: Pr Aola
ti'ti ril It MDrat mtna ycr
!t mra?na an- tM t- K . of
f'imreT. pr.4nt. O. Will Jhafrr. of
olrmru. -rtAr 9. and Arthur Kern
Jncten, ef itirmptA. lrorr.
Th rro-ulinc attorney of Orf ton
ns W Mhtnsten thrd In !!
t Tyrol room at th Ptnton Hot! -fc
trtay mrftinf. tntcndinc to Hol4 a
hort mmioo. At 12 olok thmy had
1 t ! rm4 up on tha ut)rt 01
""roMMtto. tna .". 44 to have a
tanauat in tha vnto and to mt
asaia at 9 J tMa trior nine la th aarna
' f ort tor antrr lon.
Tna pro'i ibitmn quMtion rlf ht no
' ! lntartlof ta proautora of both
tatta. for aim liar "dry" laws ao Into
ffert In OtC9Q and Waabtnaton pb
Jac -iary I it.
At tha hotels thara aa much hand-
hashing and muci introducta. for thtt
I tna f nt ttm in biatorr iht tha
HMorttiteng of raaoa and aahlnaton
feava hrtd a Joint macMnc. But It rrot-
M will not ta tha 11 time, for tha
Wi4iinf(oo attornav at thlr mtin
In Library Hall adopted a resolution of
tftanfca to tna Orffon lawyara and ln-
td them to a elmilar Joint metina at
tm ola'-a In Washington tn 131?. Thay
tt? hnl nait year ao tha aaaoclatlont
q m-h late wtl hvt a chance to
neet and transact their " n buamaaa.
mmy rreajlersl Mea Hero.
Thara ara many prominent men
anwna; Fortlan4 vtaitor. Tha Kederal
bn'h cf Wantnctn l reprrnanted by
Juda It 'id kin. of 9teltanf. and Juds
aNlrr. of Jttia: tha Washington At
trnejr-Geaeral a offira by Cicolt V.
)ln4r(i, whom Frank P. Chrkatenaen
bUndly Iniroducad wilt the statement.
"H wITl ba our neat Attorn-y-Oen-trt.
Tha Ora-roo Supreme Court
movad to Portland tn tha pamona of
J usttrva Henry I Benson. Henry J
Bn and K A. Moora and Ju4 J. C.
i('ar Jt-ra who are In TortUnd ara
Cart A. ti.. of Pl-a; Kdward C. Mil la.
of Walla Walla, and ftalta Kauffman.
Te Wajntntoa Supreme Court U
. Ttpraeented by Jutlr htephaa Chad
ik and Mark U. KulUrton. who at
"on time were liar partners In this city,
and by Kmmeu N. i'arhar. acttns; chief
RY-stanator Cflri Turner, of po-
an( ft tr bard bm Jon-a. of Seattle
Joha T. Condon. dan of the L'nlvcrsity
of Washington law school; Herbert
Jlarley. of fhtraso, 9rmtry of the
Amori an Juluat ire Society, ara other
"Thara ara really mre than we
rd a hep for. atd Albert K Ridc-
r. areiary of tha Orecon Bar Ae
iitioft, a be mop pa-J tha sweat off
bis fire and continued to count the
aamea on tha registration book.
Tha meeting rf th Washington A -atjttion
yesterdy mornmf we some
what enlivened t a verhf b4ttia be
mq F-rrtUry f. Will Shaffer and
J IT. W litis, af Chhlte. who wanted
t fcem member of tha aeanrlation.
Me. W rtis hd been refund member
enp an-a be i;.a his applies I tin did
t mntaln) tha prpar recommenda
tions. View "IIIU la :ieeed.
Mr Phaffer said Mr. W ttlle hd rillt
f ad him throuctt the mails and he
itn I want to ronnt to bts bm a
tierr her. Tha nmtMrihtp commute
b re-ommenHd II. however, and Mr.
W tnts ei-id.
Manwhtla tha Tocotlns; A t tr
aas were ta'Kmc thmes oer amonc
tharnaeivea. Krank I. CbrUtcnn, vf
riilT l arbor. Wash. p ran' dent cf
tt Wn:ntoii Vtate Asportation f
lrosaut'Pa Attorneys, wound UP bi
p ft wtta a forceful rfrrn-t to the
anfnrt-ernent of tha prohibition laws.
"Mr. Koosevelt and I'avtd Ktarr Jor
dan have mad cod ase of tha word
?nollircffddle recently, and t ho pa 1
ron t b accused of pU;srUtng ea
t "em. But ! want to say that the
rwiiyc-oddra rt appfy stru-try to any
fresevulkr w ho fells t enforce this
"The people f tha two statra haa
aoted to dry" on Jan'tarT 1. Il.
and It Is t-p to u in mhe u drv
Tha pree-uiora of Koth; states should
pet rather and work out our math
tn. the earn tna
Att'Trv y -liener at eoraa M. Brown
Jrrtrd ht eddr.s entirely to the
anforterrent of the prhthttlon laws.
"Addressing y oti from the viewpoint
af a law -enforcing officer. he said.
I jr( to say witiiout hettattn that
th rnti' i.tm o t lha prchtbttion meas
fcru hr t" friends rf prohibition
r t he hel7f'kl in the ervf irvement of
"Th print;t rf prohtbUlon has
been ad'rted hy the people of Wash
ington atvt r'!on. It tm a lling prln
ctilw ensrted Into taw that waa
breathed into ttfe by a majority of
tha peorle. and It baa a right to Ue
and to have a fatr trial."
W ark la Dressed Important.
Mr. prowr spoke at tha work of the
f iiMcuiori In connection with the
r.esr lews it an Important one. Ha
outlined the provtaiuiu) f the tregon
act. w hrh Is almost Identical with
tat of Washington, and told the Ims
tn t Attorneva Just w hat would be
a.xper-ted Of liiern.
fi, M, Burgandcr. of Whitman Coutvty.
started out to talk a.ut "Kecent
. le'tsiona tn i rm iuil Casea." but
wound by speaking of tha prohibi
"I liai;a lived fr three years under
local option. he said, "and I want to
say that personally Id rather welcome
Into my home a many bootlegger than
a dujglst in dry territory "
He said ha thought the law should
pe framed to make exprees companies
show their books to the prosecuting
attorney whenever he wanted to see
how much liquor w as being shipped
Into town. Ha s.aa would force drug
I iti to make a strict accounting to
the County Auditor of all the liquor
ther received and std.
Following the adjournment of the
prosecuting atotrcey s meeting. Dis
trict Attornev Kvans Invited them all
to an Inspection of the County JsiL
There the prosecatora were locked up.
Beared by a madman and finally al
lowed to go to the Hetlig Theater to
the pen!ng of the btg Joint meeting,
where tha addrea of e-President
Taft was the feature of the after
At 3o v clock Is-t nfaht ? of tSe
yroaecutos-a fathered at Ue Hotel Sa-
r i tf x . t - ."- d I A
1 , -
PROMISE OF VIEWS GIVEN
sen for banquet, which u con
cluded Jut In tlm. for thrra to tak
part 10 th lat half ( ! ju
diciary reception at th fnlverlty
I.l.rarr Mrrll.K la I A. M.
Todar'a programme Inclurlaa the In
l.re.tma: and InntructlT. aa well a
the entertalnlns feature of tha whole
met Inc. Thi morning's session begins
at 1 o clo- k In lJhrary Hall at the
Central Ubrary. Tenth and Palmon
rtx-fenator Geor Turner, of Pro
kanr. will deliver an address on "Tha
Ronrh. th. Rar and the I'eonle. Sen
ator Gaors:. r- Chamberlain will talk
on "Government Supervision of Water
I'nwer and uther Natural Resources.
Herbert llarlev. of Chlraao, will rlv
tha re.ulta of several years or study In
his "I're.eirt Iata for Judicial Oraan-
lisllon " will deal with methoda o
arpolndnK and .lectin.- Judjtea In all
part of the world.
Pr. Paul Hockey U tha only one on
the procramnie r.ot a lawyer. Ha will
speak of "Kxpert Kvidenca In the
Court. From the rHandpoInt of a Thy
If thi. prcitrmme docs pot take up
the enrire day. th. remainder of the
time will be consumed with mlscel
Unrnna bu-.lnrsa and resolutions, with
po.slbly an attorneys' ""quetelon box."
The puhhr is Invited to these ses
slons. Ttini;ht's entertainment promises
to be tha feature of the entire con
vention In the way of dlvrslon. ta
pevially It will be aniens' nifht, and
tbere are nearly 100 women who a
cornpanled the attorncya to Portland.
aortal fcad la IMaaaed.
A boat rWe on the river, a lawn
party at Waverley Country Club, danc
mc In tha club ballroom, llcht refresh
m.nta. and an hours procramnie by
entertainers, will nil up all tha time
from 7:14 to 11 I. M. Tha ateamer
Joseph Kelloitc has been chartered. It
will leave the fool of Washington street
at J je r. M. on Ita Qrl trip. At nl(ht
tha law allows this vessel to carry but
: paseenaers. so It will be necessary
to make two trips. On Ita second
voyac-e the steamer will leave the sam
dock at .! I'. L The first boat wll
b. for those holding tucta ttrkcts. and
any others may leave on the scond
The entertainment featurea will be
furnihrd bv the Ad Cluh Quartet, by
lr. Itotn the memory expert, and by
Jnsle r'lnn and her "Mrry Minstrel
Girls' frtim th. I'aniaaea Theater.
The first Bat will leave on the
return trip at la. 2s I. M. and the
secnrwl at 11. J.
Wednesday wltl h. occupied entirely
with th. Columbia Klver llialvway trip.
Th lone- procr.sion of autumobilea will
b. waitirn at the Multnomah Hotel at
o'clock tomorrow tnorrlns. 1'icnlc
'jn-heon will be served at Benson
'ark under (Sordon Kalis, and the
return trip will be maie later In the
PrriUC ATTITIDK n:OTESTFJ
MultlplU lt, of l-au AI.m Critlcl-XMl
by Prr-lilcnt of Bar.
SAX f-RANCllrCO. Ann. J. The spirit
of unrest, the multiplicity of laws and
the denunciation of bench and bar
were phasea of life attain! which pro
testa were made today py Itobert M.
KitJc.rald. of Oakland. III. president
of th. California Bar Association, at
the opening acssion of Ita sixth annual
"The sponsor of every 'lam.' aa well
aa the professional reformer, the dem
ac"cue. the muck-raker and the noisy
politician, all ara voicing ihrlr views."
itr. Kltscerald said.
"All of these elements are lending to
fan th. flame of unrest among many
hnnest an1 patriotic cltliens until
they h.Mrt. that the world haa gone
wrong and ihrr oftrn Join In the at
"Iadrrs and ramp followers have
joined In th. general slea. and all In
terest, h.ve t.een attacked, existing
taws defied, courts discredited and the
business assaulted from every angle,
so that the business men of today are
almost marked aa criminate and what
ever they suggest la certain of defeat.
ne are living amid strange conditions
at a peculiar time.
"In thia general whirlpool of de
nunciation, the lawyer has not been
"The concern of the day. however. Is
not tha criticism of the lawyer, but the
criticism which leads to contempt of
our laws and distrust of our judiciary,
and an effort, well-defined, positive In
character, to set aside the constitution,
the fundamental governing law of the
land, the only protection which the
weak and tha minority have against
the mob and the Influence of public
passion and distrust.
"Seeds of discord have been sown
to such an extent that thousands of
our best cltis.ns are led by the dema
gogue, the opportunist and tha muck
raker to believe that all our Institu
tions are rotten and our lam-s nut
worthy of consideration."
Mr. Fitsgerald Urged the lawyers to
exert their power, through bar asso
ciations andas Individuals, to counter
act these Influences and to continue
their work to clarify the law and to
Isouble r'nnrral Planned.
ABERDEEN. Wash, Aug. SI. (Spe
cial. Two Infant cousins of only a
few days' difference In birth, the chil
dren of brothers who married sisters,
died here yesterday, and a double
funeral will be held tomorrow. The
parents are Mr. and Mrs. A. W. and
Mr. and Mr. Albert Caldwell.
The Infanta war. 2 years and "
montha old. Deaths were due to
Tea K.rty Preaerntera Behind the
Hare la Maltaenah saaty JalU la.
aert Richard Ills Jenee. af Seattle.
JAIL PRANK PLAYED
Attorneys, Locked Up. Have
Adventure With "Madman.'
PRISONERS WATCH IN GLEE
Prosecutors Behind Bars Hold Kan
Karoo Court and RpfreMiincnla
Are forced by "Tru.lleV;
Victims Arc Joked.
The fondest wish of many of the
prisoners In the Multnomah county
Jail waa realized yesterday. They ssw
40 prosecuting attorneya behind tne
bara with the double locks locked and
the best grade, of manganese steel
separating them from liberty.
Tba affair waa planned between
Sheriff Hurlburt and District Attorney
Kvans. The prosecuting attorneys are
n Portland from all parts of Uresoo
and Washington attending the Joint
meeting of the bar associations of the
They met for a little convention of
heir own at the Benson Hotel yester
day morning. When it waa nearly over
Mr. r.vans announced that eherin Hurl
burt had Invited them to see a genuine
"The Sh-rtfT is proud of his jail and
want you gentlemen, who have con
signed so many people to placea of
his sort, to sea It. said Mr. Evans
mildly. "There will be a conveyance
downstairs when you leave tha hotel.'
- Locka Ara Tamed YUK.re.
The conveyance proved to be a big
Patrol wagon. Twenty-five of the via
tor were bundled Into tha wagon, and
he rest were Invited to walk with Dis
trict Attorney Evans and hi deputies.
At the jail George Tatena. jailer.
showed them about the corridors:
showed them the prisoners and how
they were kept and fed. and then
asked them to Inspect one of tha cor
The prosecutors, all unsuspecting.
filed Into tha corridor past Mr. Yatena.
who held the two ateel doors Invitingly
No sooner were they all In than tne
heavy doors clanged, a lever waa
pulled, locks clicked, and the 40 prose-
utnrs were behind bars.
The dinner call was sent out. "tr lis
le" dropped the steel shelves which
serve as tablea for the prisoners, and
the affair began to look grave.
"Kangaroo court! yelled ona of the
prosecutors, who waa first to appre
ciate tha situation.
They seised Charles O. Flint, of Jef
ferson County. Washington, and. while
Mrs. Flint looked on from the outside,
fined him a dollar and a half for not
knowing why he wa In Jail.
Jail by some of these same prosecutors,
gleefully started serving dinner. The
dinner." Instead of beef atew or aoup
and potatoes or pork and beans, proved
to be brick Ice cream, which the district
attorneys ate with relish.
Madanaa Pats Party te Plight.
Another little surprise was In store
for them as soon as they were releaaed.
which was In about 10 minutes. They
were Invited to look over the Insane
ward. Not having heard of the fate of
the Salt 1-ake ball team a few daya
before, they filed past the padded cells
and gazed curiously at the two Inmates.
One waa very peaceable.
The other growled ferociously, glared
at the onlookers and shook tha bars
with his huge hands. His face was
scarred, his eyes black, and the side
of his head smeared with red.
The crowd gathered to stare at the
madman tn awe. He was a huge hairy
man. and hla looks were enough to
strike fear Into the hearts even of a
Suddenly there was a crash, the
sound of smashing gtasa. the door flew
open and tha "madman" sprung: out
C G. Jeffers. of Ephrats, 'Wash., took
tha four-foot Iron railing at a singls
leap. The crowd of prosecutors tum
bled back In confusion. There waa a
succession of wild yells which soon
turned Into wild laugha. The "madman"
stopped, grinned cordially at the pros
ecutors and wiped the "blood" off his
face. The soars came away at the
same stroke of his bandana.
The district attorneya then were In
troduced to Bill Coen. the "trusty" who
had acted the part of madman for the
Salt Lake ball team a few days before.
LIFTING Of CLO CD IS SOCGHT
Speaker at California Session Urges
'Belter Rejiute for Profession."
SAX FRANCISCO, Aug. 23. Hope
that advances might be made toward
'a better repute for our profession
was voiced today at tha opening sen
slon of the sixth annual convention of
the Cslifornia Bar Association by Jesse
w. J.lllenthal, president of the ban
Francisco Bar Association and presi
dent of the United Railroads.
Mr. Lillenthal said: "Somehow the
bsnch and members of our profession
ara not in good repute with the people.
May we not hope that this convention
will make some progress in paving the
way for a more creditable record.
"1 thought it epochal when Dr. Had
ley, president of Yale University, sor
rowfully admitted recently that it was
proving Increasingly difficult to re
fute the charge that representative
government had proved a failure.
"And yet it is the lawyer who gen
erally is selected to make the laws
and interpret and enforce them.
"Wa were told here at the last elec
tion that It was enough to defeat
Judicial candidate to have the San
Francisco Bar Association indorse him.'
STOCK BREEDERS AIDED
ORKGO.t ELECTRIC AWOVNCES
ADDITION OK YARD FACILITIES.
iw "iVarehouee Erected at Harrlabnrg
aad Storage Plants to Be Built
at Other Polate.
Livestock breeders throughout the
Willamette Valley have been advised
by Traffic Manager rlkinner of the
completion of plans by the Oregon
Electric immediately to Install stock
yard facilities and loading chutes at
Harrtsburg and Corvallis. Recently
Improvementa of this character were
made at Donald, on the Oregon Elec
tric, J miles from Portland. The elec
tric line is now orterlng fsst service
to the Portland yards, being In a posi
tion, with its night freight service, to
put stock into the Portland yards at S
o'clock in. the morning.
Traveling representatives of the line
report a healthy growth of tha live
stock Industry In the Valley, the In
creases noted In some communities
ranging from 10 to 40 per cent over a
period of two years.
Additional sidetrack facilities are
being provided at Junction City. At
Harrlsburr a large warehouse for the
storage of grain, bay. hops, wool ana
other commodities has been completed.
Other new warehouses will be com
pleted and open for this season's crops
at Butteville. Wood burn, illllnboro.
Forest Grove and Eugene. New de
velopment of the well-settled farming
community adjacent to these towns Is
declared to have been going on stead
ily and has Justified the additions to
the transportation facilities of the elec
22N0 THEFT ADMITTED
ANOTHER VICTIM OF BURGLAR
HAXSOX GETS PROPERTY.
LMt Takes Prase Lavaca ( C. J. John,
sea Is Identlned; Prisoner Refasea
to Help Officers.
The number of crimes attributed to
H. G. Hanson, the burglar who was ar
rested August IS by City Detectives
La Salle, Leonard. Royle and Moloney,
was incressed to 21 yesterday with the
identification of property stolen from
the launch of C. J. Johnson at the foot
of Nebraska street on December 22.
1S14. Thee motorboat had been stripped
from bow to stern, and the missing
equipment was located yesterday In
the drayload of stolen articles taken
from Hanson's houseboat.
Many launch seats, cushions, whistles,
etc, remain among the plunder recov
ered by officers, and are at police head
quarters awaiting identification. Thus
far the police have proved by recovered
loot that Hanson has robbed 20 resi
dences, one business house and small
river craft. Much property thought to
have been stolen from Portland homes
Hanson Is held in the County Jail
awaiting action by the grand jury, hav
ing waived a preliminary examination.
The burglar remains stubborn and
will not assist the officers in clearing
up his crimes, though admitting the
commission of those definitely fastened
on him. Saturday he was at police
headquarters most of the afternoon
with City Detectives La Salle and
Leonard, picking out what he said was
his own property from that taken from
the houseboat. Of the hundreds of ar
ticles, those Hanson maintained were
hi own scarcely filled a email trunk.
Ex-President, In Answer to Request,
. Says Ideas Soon AMI I Be Pub
lislied; Swooping Onto Visit
ors Injury to Cause.
William Howard Taft did not re
ceive a deputation of suffragists who
waited for two hours on tne mex
zanlne floor of the Hotel Multnomah
yesterday morning and made insistent
efforts to see him.
The delegation had been called to.
gether by Mrs. Lee Davenport, a mem
ber of the Congressional Union, wh
asked aeveral prominent men an
women to attend' and speak a few
words for suffrage, telling of its bene-
tits in Oregon.
Mrs. Sarah A. Evans, who was one
invited, said yesterday in commenting
upon the affair: "Mrs. Davenport
called me up and Invited me to atten
a reception In honor or Mr. i art-
thought It was an ordinary, reception
and although I am busy, I said I would
try. to go. ss I am president of the
Oregon Federation of Women's Clubs
and wished to show my respect."
Indignation at Act Expressed.
But when she called me up the sec
ond time and asked me to speak in
favor of suffrage I immediately sus
pected that this was a aohenie to force
the subject on our guest. 1 am posl
tlvely indignant with this method of
terating distinguished visitors, instead
of helping suffrage, it hurst the cause.
It is an outrage to try to cram suffrage
down the throat of every man who
"I am In favor of suffrage and we
have in Oregon thousands of fine, in
telligent, womanly woman who are
voters but we can't make men like Mr.
Taft beliove that if we let him go away
with the Idea that all women who vote
are Impetrinent or intrusive."
Mrs. Evans' opinion was echoed by
several others. She did not attend the
Mr. Taft Too Bnsy for Interview.
Judge Carey w ho had been ap
crouched regarding plans for the in
terview said yesterday that he deeply
regretted that any misunderstanding
had takn place. He had no power to
make arrangements for Mr. Taft for
that morning but had understood that
the women had made all the arrange
ments themselves. They had asked him
what time would be best and he had
said that Monday morning would be
the only time if it could be arranged
at all. and then he dismissed the mat
ter from his mind. .
"Mr. Taft was very busy and really
had no time to see the women. He
was dressing and dictating letters
when I called for him to go to lunch,"
said Judge Carey.
Ex-Governor T. T. Geer. who attended
the meeting, after waiting in the hall
outside the royal suite at the hotel tele
phoned Mr. Taft, who said that he
knew of no arrangements regarding the
suffragists and that he was busy and
could not see them, hut would express
his views on the suffrsge question in
a weekly periodical soon.
Inslateat N'ote'a Purpose Falls.
Mr. Geer said that the women mere
ly wished to see him and give their
views, but the distinguished visitor
Chagrined at the refusal. Mrs. Dav
enport became Insistent and sent up a
note to Mr. Taft, asking an audience.
Ha replied: "I regret exceedingly that
the pressure on me is such that must
deny myself the pleasure.
The suffrsgists who attended the
meeting were Indignant that they were
refused an audience. Many women who
did not attend were indignant that
their Bister voters should force on
every visitor the question that they
declare only hurta the cause instead
of ssslsting It.
GREW TO FACE CHARGE
PROSECUTOR ANNOUNCES FIVE TO
BE HELD FOLLOWING INQUIRY.
Sherwood Operator aa Wire Whea Or
ders Were Given Falls to Re
rail Conversation Heard.
The train crew of five men in charge
of extra engine No. 2133, which bumped
into extra No. 2130 last Friday, killing
two men. will be held to the grand Jury
to answer to a charge of involuntary
This announcement was made yester
day by Thomas G. Ryan, Deputy Dis
trict Attorney, after a conference with
the men and with Coroner Dammasch.
The Southern Pacific board of inquiry
already had held the train crew respon
sible for the accident, declaring that
their train had no right to leave Ceme
tery Station for Oswego without writ
The men held are P. J. Kotthoff, en
gineer; F. E. Ortschlld, conductor; E.
C. Erlckson, fireman; Roscoe Stanton
and R. H. Scruggs, brakemen.
H. P. Best, conductor, snd H. E. Pot
ter, brakeman, on extra No. 2130 were
killed and another brakeman seriously
njured when the two trains backed
The hearing of the Public Service
Commission on the wreck was conclud
ed yesterday. Operator Allen, of Sher
wood, was asked if he overheard the
conversation between Dispatcher Can
trell and Conductor Ortschlld before
Ortschtld's train left Cemetery. He did
not remember the crucial part of it.
Allen also was on tne wire when
either Kotthoff or Ortschild called the
dispatcher and told him, "I overlooked
my hand on those orders."'
FAIR SPECIAL PROPOSED
Chamber Wants Representative Del
egation to Go to Centralia.
Reservations are being received at
the Chamber of Commerce in the trade
and commerce bureau for the excur
sion to Centralia to the Southwestern
Washington Fair, and it is hoped that
a party of 100 can be completed today,
in which case a special train will be
Tomorrow will be Portland-Seattle-Tacoma
day at the fair, and it is un
derstood that both of the Sound cities
are sending great delegations to the
The train will leave the North Bank
depot at 10 A. M. and return at 10 P.
M., luncheon and dinner being served
on board. The fare for the trip will be
To save almost a hundred thousand
dollars a year running expenses, three
big houses are forming a consolida
As soon as stocks have been suffi
ciently reduced, the plans now under
way will be carried out.
Every day s delay now means loss.
Feverish excitement prevails in all
three stores. At each place the man
agement is striving to be the first who
will be ready to consolidate.
Musical critics are marveling at the
low prices and the many other induce
ments offered by the trio of business
houses in their effort to merge as
quickly as possible.
To quickly consolidate under one roof.
it is necessary to place a great many
instruments in homes and at once.
Realizing that price reductions are nec
essary, such price cutting as will, even
In these disturbed times, secure quick
results, are the rule everywhere.
Violins and bows, guitars, the now-
so-popular ukaleles, then also church
and chapel organs, prices on everything
musical have been literally ripped to
A dollar buys a wonderful stack of
popular and classical music now. Write
Talking-machine department not
exempt. Wherever price cutting does
not conflict with certain legal price
malntainance rights of several of the
manufacturers, strong concessions are
being made to get quick action. Shelves
full of records included.
To make the long story short: If you
want a 15-cent piece of popular music
reduced to 10 pieces for U and also
some at 20 pieces for $1. or whether
you want a 11500 grand piano reduced
almost one-third, . or a superb 12500
Aeolian Orchesterelle reduced less than
one-half, or a pipe organ, or anything
else in musicdom. now Is the time to
Ia ordering, the low sale prices are
cash prices, but If you do not wish
to Pay all cash, we will arrange the
easiest of payments. You can get
pianos for as low ss $1 a week.
Any instrument may be ordered sub
ject to 48 hours' trial.
Guarantee Everything on sale is
absolutely guaranteed. You, first of
all. must be satisfied.
If you live out of town it is worth
your while to come in. If you cannot
come, write or telephone at our ex
pense for our catalogue and photo
Stores open during business hours
daily, and Fridays and Saturdays until
9 P. M.
(Signed) For Ellers Music House,
By Hy Eilers, President
(Signed) For Graves Music Co.,
By F. W. Graves. President.
(Signed) For E. H. Holt Piano Co.,
By C. W. Houseman.
Trustee for Preferred Stockholders.
TWENTY-SEVEN PRETTY GIRLS ARE
APPEARING IN POSES.
Comedy Acta, New Glides, Novelties
and Clever Sketch Make AH of
Bill Unusually Good.
With snappy jokes, lively tunes and
27 maidens at Pantages. that house has
one of the best vaudeville entertain
ments seen in mont'ns. A bill so hap
pily laden with pretty damsels is in it
self extraordinary, but this one is also
richly endowed with the highly artiste
act by Henrietta Ue Serris in which
15 of tne girla are seen. Eitrht of
the world's most wonderful works of
art in marble and paint, are seen in
life, a most attractive headline act.
Banjoes, "fiddles," guitars and - a
clever piano accompanist are agencies
of success to the 11 talented "melody
phiends." In unique pink sashed cos
tumes they make their musical act a
Portland dancers may take notice of
Mehitable Parsons, the village spinl-
ster, and Constable Hubbard who in
troduce the absolutely new and aes
thetic "Ruben Glide" in an excruciat-
ngly funny original comedy act. An
endless chain of little white balls is
bounced about by the Alexander Bro
thers in a skilful and fascinating man
ner. Humorous as well as varied are the
antics they play with their bounding
balls, and no better novelty act has
been seen for a long time. It em
bodies perfect team work and the
happy results of long and arduous
training and practice.
"Their Wedding Night." by W. Welch
and Louise Carbasse. the beautiful
young Australian actress, is their own
comedy playlet and wins storms of
applause. A light nd catchy plot of
pretty millionairess, who weds
a titled and handsome suitor, is a di-
erting and enjoyable sketch.
"Those University Four," funny as
well as excellent singers, win the ap
preciation and popularity showered
upon them, for they are comedians of
worth and reality.
to be out of danger. Arthur Ghener
sustained minor injuries.
Wlrelesa to Signal Typhoons.
New York Herald.
With wireless stations powerful
enough to reach vessels in all Chinese
waters, the government of that nation
will establish a typhoon warning service.
Electric Fans and Frost.
Because frosts do the most damage
when the air is calm, a Paris scientist
has advanced the theory that orchards
and vineyards can be protected by elec
tric fans to keep the atmosphere moving'.
DAILY METEOROI.IGICAL RETORT.
PORTLAND. Aug. 23. Mavimum temper,
eture. 87 degrees; minimum temperature,
B4 decrees. River reading, 8 A. M. 6.3 foet.
Change in last 24 hours. 0.0 feet. Tolsl
rainfall 5 P. M. to ." P. M. ) none. Toial
rainfall since September 1. 11114. lll.oti lni'l.ea.
Normal rainfall since September 1, 44.69
inches. Deficiency of rainfall since Sep
tember 1, 1914, 13.3.') inches. Total sun
shine. 13 hours. 48 minutes. Possible sun
shine. 13 hours. 4S minutes. Barometer
reduced to sea llvel) 3 P. M., 29.68 inches.
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SALEM CAR JKILLS1 WOMAN
Members of Family In Carriage AH
SALEM, Or.. Aug. 23. (Special.) In
collision hr early today between a
streetcar and a carriage, Mrs. Casper
And e rep j? was instantly killed, and her
usband and three children and Arthur
Ghener were injured. .The family were
returning1 from a visit to their home at
the corner of Center and .Seventeenth
treeti, when the car going down Cen
ter street crashed into their vehicle.
Mr. Andereg: saw the car and made
n effort to stop, but without success.
Casper Anderegr?, Jr., sustained a
roken arm and a broken shoulder
blade. Physicians said tonight that
e would recover. Edith, 9 years old,
nd Edna, 5 years old, while seriously
cut and bruised, have been pronounced
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WEATHER CONDITIONS. .
The barometer continues relatively low
over the Pacific slope and a rather poorly
defined hiffh pressure area is central over
Western South Dakota. Showers and thunder
storms have occurred in the Northern and
Central Rocky Mountain states and In tha
Mississippi Valley. It is cooler in Western
Oregon, the Sound country and Central Cal
ifornia. Conditions are favorable for fair weather
in this district Tuesday, except in South
eastern Tdaho, where thunder storms will
arcur. It will be cooler in the interior
of Western Oregon and Western Washing
Portland and vicinity Tuesday fair,
cooler; westerly winds.
Oregon and Washington Tuesday fair,
cooler interior west portion; westerly winds.
Idaho Tuesday fair, except showers and
thunderstorms in Southeast . portion.
Children Cry for Fletcher's
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ture ot Chas. H. Fletcher, and has been made under his
personal supervision for over SO years. Allow no one
to deceive you tn this. Counterfeits, Imitations and
Just-as-grood" are but experiments, and endanger the
Iieaith of Children Experience against Experiment.
What is CASTORIA
. Castorla Is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Pare
goric, Drops and Soothing- Syrups. It contains neither
Opium, Morphine nor other Xarcotic substance. It de
Btroys Worms and allays Feverishness. For more than
thirty years it has been in constant use for the relief ol
Constipation, Flatulency, Wind Colic, all Teething Trou
bles and Diarrhoea. It regnlates the Stomach and Boweis,
assimilates the Food, giving healthy and natural sleep.
The Children's Panacea The Mother's Friend.
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