Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, May 16, 1919, Page 17, Image 17

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    TIIE MORXIXG OREGOXIAX. FRIDAY. 3IAY 1C, 1919.
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Athlet
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Will Be at
Field.
Multnomah
POYS AND GIRLS ENTERED
Each Contestant Will Be Limited to
Two Events Other Than Tug of
War and Relays.
Touthful athletes of 55 Portland
trade schools are on edge for the an
nual grammar school track and field
carnival on Multnomah field tomorrow
morning, starting at 9:30 o'clock. Boys
and girls will both compete and from
ll indications Robert Krohn, physical
director of the public schools, and his
assistants will have tha greatest gath
ering of young athletes in the history
of Portland tomorrow.
Krohn and the athletic directors at
the various schools have been working
Incessantly for nearly two months
griming the youngsters for the annual
(Championships meet. Each school will
tie allowed to enter teams of 27 boys
iind 22 girls.
1 To detemine the boys and girls that
Iwould represent the schools, sectional
neets have been in progress for the
past two weeks, i As an example or
.'hat preparations have been made for
the meet several weeks ago 550 low
lurdles were distributed to the various
chools for the track and field aspir
ants to practive on.
Pain i a tKa nnlv ttifnc Tiaf will r3 11 fift
A. postponement. Professor Krohn has
lee having some close consultations
;With the weather man.
Figuring and hoping for good weath
er, everything else Is shipshape for the
Diggest event of the year to the grara-
nar school students. Every school is
in hopes of winning the meet and the
competition promises to be exception-
Lily keen in all the races and games.
V Richmond grammar school won the
i Annual meet last year and Principal R.
R. Steele has been grooming his team
for another victory. Richmond has al
ways been one of the foremost grade
schools in athletics and Principal Steele
personally devotes a good deal of his
ime to giving his students correct and
eneficial training.
Woodstock boasts of another strong
team, as do Arleta, Ladd, Shattuck,
fickely Green, Vernon, Couch, Penin
sula, Highland, Kenwood and a number
pf others. All of the teams are in good
Condition and have been thoroughly
coached.
No pupil from any school will be per-
litted to enter more than two events.
lot counting the tug of war and relay
races, thus barring any possibility of
ny of the budding stars being injured
3y over-competition. The tug of war
pill be one of the features of the meet,
ifevery school has a trained tug of war
t eam and at the same time that the 5a0
low hurdles were sent to the schools a
)60-foot piece of stout rope was in
cluded. '
Following is a list of the events and
fconditions:
J Boys Running high jump, open to all;
running high Jump, boys under 4 feet 8
Inches; running bro&d jump, open; 12-pound
fehotput; 120-ya.rd hurdles, 2 V-i feet high;
3 00.ya.rd dash, open, to all; 75-yard dash,
toys under 5 feet 2 inches; 60-yard dash,
boys under 4 feet 10 inches; 50-yard dash,
'boys under 4 feet S inches; 50-yard dash,
Tboyg under 4 feet " inches; 50-yard dash,
loys under 4 feet inches: four-men re
fray, open; tug of war, 12" entrants. Total
gentries permitted each school, 27.
Girls Running high Jump, open; running
jjbigh Jump, under 4 feet 6 inches; throwing
.liasketball. for distance, one-hand throw;
Shuttle relay, 12 girls to a team; 60-yard
Klash, open; 60-yard dash, girls under 5 feet
C inches; 50-yard dash, girls under 4 feet
130 inches; 50-yard dash, girls under 4 feet
?-8 inches;' 50-yard dash, girls under 4 feet
'6 inches; 50-yard dash, girls under 4 feet
4 inches; 50-yard dash, girls under 4 feet.
Q'ot&l entries permitted each school, 22.
1IVATEB OFERED GAME FARM
25ugene Company Adds Inducement
to State Purchase There.
EUGENE, Or., May 15. (Special.)
!A.s an added inducement to the state
to buy the Reddish farm of 48 acres
northeast of Eugene for a game farm,
the Benham Irrigation cbmpany of this
city has offered to furnish all water
for irrigation and domestic purposes
fon the place free.
This farm was proposed by the state
tame commission as one of the game
farms to be bought for the propaga
tion of Chinese pheasants, but W. L.
(Kinley, state biologist, has decided
against it, charging that this deal is
a. frameup between the commission and
Dtepresentative L. E. Bean of this city.
Cost of equipment is urged against
Che purchase by Mr. Finley.
WHAT is the secret of long driving?
It is simply hard hitting. But
this requires a lot of application. Im
mediately you hear a chorus of dejected
beginners complaining that that is the
very thing their teachers are continu
ally warning them not to Co. Both the
assertion that hard hitting is the secret
of long driving and the teachers are
right.
It is simply ruination for a player to
attempt to drive far until he has
learned to drive surely and steadily;
itnd the player who ignores this warn
ing will never acquire either steadiness
or length.
Besides, it is only the man who can
drive 'steadily who can afford to drive
far. It iB not always suffienctly ap
preciated that the drive of 180 yards
which deviates 20 yards from the
straight line would have been 30 yards
out of line if it had beea hit hard
enough to travel 270 yards, and that
quite apart from the greater chance of
mishitting which is the inevitable re
sult of putting more power into the
stroke than you have learned to con-
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trol. Some people, of course, imagine
that length is the only thing that
counts, like a certain long handicap
Player on a course where the "out-of-bounds"
rule has continually to be re
ferred to, who declared to the smoking-room
on one occasion that "In that
last match of mine I am sure there
were more than a score of my drives
that carried over 200 yards."
"Draw it mild, old man," said some
one. "Remember there are only 18
holes in the round, so you couldn't have
had 20 drives altogether."
"Couldn't IT' retorted the swiper In
dignantly. "I tell you I had five from
the sixth tee,alones." This may be
magnificent, but it is not golf.
KAHAXAMOKU IS IX POLITICS
Hawaiian Swimmer Would Be
' Supervisor of Honolulu..
HONOLULU, T. H., May 1. (Special.)
Business methods in city and county
government will be the chief plank in
the platform of Duke P. Kahanamoku,
who has entered the race as candidate
for supervisor of the city of Honolulu
on the republican ticket. The world's
famous swimmer is in the city engi
neer's office in the capacity of survey
or, but will resign his Job to give his
entire attention for a victory in the
primaries which come shortly. The
sportsmen of the city are making a
personal canvass in favor of the swim
mer. .
JAPANESE ATHLETE DEFAULTS
Wrestler at Yakima Declines to Try
Catch-as-Catch-Can Style.
YAKIMA, Wash., May 15. A wres
tling match between Taro Miyake,
Japanese, and Ad Santell last night at
the Yakima, armory ended in a row.
after Miyake had won the first fall
jiu Jitsu style, and the second, catch-as-catch-can
styie. had been awarded to
Santell by default. The third fall,
which was to have been at jiu jitsu,
was abandoned. When Miyake refused
to wrestle the second fall, Santell
struck him. The referee gave the
Japanese ten minutes to decide whether
he would go on. Miyake declined, and
the fall was given to Santell.
LUDY IiAXGER QUITS GAME
Swimmer Will Not Compete Against
Duke Kahanamoku.
HONOLULU, T. H-. May 15. (Spe
cial.) Ludy Langer. formerly of Los
AnKeles, but now living here, who re
cently, returned from service for Uncle
Sam on the mainland, has definitely
announced his permanent retirement
from the swimming' game. It was
hoped to have Langer swim against
Duke P. Kahanamoku May 30 and 32.
Kahanamoku will enter the meet and
will endeavor to lower a number of the
world records he holds.
Sidelights and Satire.
This In the Exchanges.
"Why are night cars to the navy-yards
like a milliner's show window?
Because they are full of trimmed
sailors.
"Very likely one of the reasons that
young women like to play tennis is be
cause there are a lot of singles in the
game.
.
A mark in Germany worth about
23 cents. A mark in the good old U. S.
A. is worth whatever you can get out
of him.
Although Walter McCredie is sup
plied with a Cooper, he seems unable
to stave off defeat more than four out
of three.
Al Winter says that he may be all
wrong, but after reading the Bible he
takes it for granted that Delilah was
the first lady barber.
Anyhow, the star hoarders at the
Salem "bastile" never register a protest
when the proprietor serves a notice to
quit on them.
McGraw transferred a player named
Sicking to the Phillies. "Sicking" a
player on the Phils as it were.
With Arbuckle at the head of the
Vernon ball club the Tigers should have
a "Fat" season.
YOUTH WINS FISHING PRIZE
Stanley Head, 14 Years Old, Puts It
Over Old-Time Anglers.
SEATTLE, Wash., May 15. (Special.)
t's not the years that count, it's the
skill.
Stanley Head, 14-year-old apostle of
Isaak Walton, walked right over the
heads of the local oldtimers last week
and took first prize in a local firm's
fishing contest for the best display of
bass. The lad, who lives at 4155
Fortieth street, brought in three bass,
each averaging over lS'J pounds,
caught in Lake Washington, and as a
result of his prowess annexed a fine
new fishing rod.
Young Stanley is more enthusiastic
than ever now over the sport and
promises to keep certain veteran angl
ers "humping" if they want to oust him
of his top-notch position as champion
bass catcher.
MOTORCYCLISTS ARE TO RACE
Contest for Rocky Mountain Honors
Set for Slay 30.
GKEELET, Colo, May 5. Sped kings
of .he motorcycle world from all parts
of the country are expected to compete
in the Rocky mountain championship
races, to be held at Island Grove park.
May 30. Inquiries from well-known
riders indicate a wide interest in the
event.
Among the probable entries are Ray
Crevison of Converse, Ind., who recent
ly shattered the 50-mile' record on the
Pacific coast; Bob Perry, well-known
rider, now in the navy aviation serv
ice: Franke Kunce of Loveland, Colo.,
recently discharged from the army, and
Kurce's old racing rival, Floyd Clymer
of Denver.
SALMON WILL BE RELEASED
7,000,000 Toung Fish Ready at
Klaskanlne Hatchery.
ASTORIA, Or.. May 15. (Special.)
Superintendent Peters of the Klats
kanie river hatchery reports the plant
has approximately 7,000,000 young sal
mon that will soon be turned into the
river. The Klatskanine hatchery has
8.000,000 fry this season, but during
the recent freshet 1,000,000 were re
leased. - Considerable damage was done to the
hatchery by the high water, but plans
have been prepared and funds made
available for a vast amount of improve
ment work to take place this summer.
Colorado Streams Stocked.
DENVER, Colo., May 15. Applica
tions have been sent out by the state
game and fish commissioner to deputy
game wardens throughout the state, in
which the number of fish to be placed
in the stream; and lakes of the state is
specified. As soon as all of the arjDli-
cations are received, the annual trans
planting of the fish from the state
hatchery at Brighton to the lakes and
streams of the state will take place.
Trout for private lakes and ponds will
be furnished this year by the United
States fish hatchery at Malta, near
Lcadville,
BOXERS
THAN
NEXT WEEK'S EVENTS
Billy Mascott and Danny Ed
wards to Clash.
GOOD BILL IS PROMISED
Joe Gorman, Who Aspires to SO
Fights in Year, Will Start
18th Monday Night.
With the return- of Bobby Evans from
Seattle who has handled him for all of
his Important matches, Billy Mascott,
who will clash with Danny Edwards In
the headliner of the next boxing pro
gramme that will be staged by the
boxing commission next Wednesday
night, commenced training in earnest.
The little Napoleon of the local boxers
promises to be fit as a fiddle when he
faces the barrier with Edwards, who
has been defeating all comers in Cali
fornia rings.
Mascott, who is one of the best box
ers this city has ever produced, has
never taken boxing seriously until the
present season. He had the misfortune
to fall out of the ring in the only
engagement in which he took part and
was injured seriously enough to ren
der him hors de combat for the past
several weeks. Billy has entirely re
covered from the fall and. barring ac
cidents, stands a splendid chance of
developing into the largest box office
magnet on the western slope.
When Mascott is at his best he is
the owner of a variety of tricks and
blows that make him well nigh in
vincible in his class. Besides being a
shrewd and crafty boxer, Mascott is
unquestionably one of the hardest and
truest hitting bantanweights in the
business. He owns the heart of a
lion and his gameness has never been
questioned. Those who were fortunate
to see him in his last start with Bud
Ridley at the armory were treated to
a great display of gameness.
If Mascott proves a winner, he will
undoubtedly be given a go with one of
America's best bantams when the ten
round bill goes into effect. The bal
ance of the boxers on the bill have
gone into training and all promise to
be in the best of condition when next
Wednesday rolls around.
Joe Gorman, who is out to set a rec
ord for the present year, will face the
barrier for the 18th time thus far this
year at Aberdeen, Wash., Monday night
when he faces Bobby Harper, northwest
lightweight champion. It is Gorman's
ambition to take part in 50 encounters
this year and if he continues to be in
as big a demand during the next seven
months as he has the past five he will
no doubt be able to realize his ambition.
Battling Hector, young Bremerton
heavyweight, who has been stowing his
opponents away with great regularity
of late, has run out of opponents in the
sound district and is anxious to catch
on in these parts. As Hector is re
ported to be a youth with a kick and
the possessor of mroe than average
ability the fans would enjoy seeing this
young giant in action.
Ted Hoke. Bend featherweight, la
now working in the shipyards at Ray
mond, Wash., and may not take part in
any. more ring work for some time.
.
Abe Kestl'nger, who has taken over
the management of Sammy Gordon,
plans on keeping his protege busy
during the summer. Kestlinger thinks
he has a future champion in young
Gordon.
Frank Farmer will make his first
appearance since returning from
Canada at Tacoma May 29 against Ole
Anderson, Chet Mclntyre's latest
phenom.
Allie Nack. New York lightweight,
who is at "present in San Francisco,
may Journey north according to word
received here.
a
Harry Druxman, Aberdeen, Wash.,
promoter, plans on using Jimmy Duffy,
Aberdeen bantam, with Billy Mascott
in the next show staged in the Grays
Harbor metropolis provided Duffy
shows well in the semi-final to the
Harper-Gorman tilt. Duffy's opponent
has not yet been named.
- .
Bobby Evans returned yesterday
from Seattle where Morris Lux from
all accounts lost an unfair decision to
Jake Abel. Lux and Joe Gorman ac
companied Diamond Bob.
LIST OF ATHLETES WANTED
Northwest Men May Compete in Inter-Allied
Contests.
Within the next 48 hours a list of
athletes of the Pacific northwest
eligible to compete in the inter-allied
games in Paris June 26 to July 9, will
be on its way to the headquarters of
the American Amateur Athletic Union
in New York.
T. Morris Dunne, northwest repre
sentative of the American Amateur Ath
letic Union, received a telegram from
Frederick Rubien, secretary of the
American Athletic Union yesterday ask
ing him to send him within the next
48 hours a list of men who have been
in the service and who might do to
send with the team of 50 athletes
who will cross the Atlantic to compete
in the big games next month.
Among the Portland men eligible to
attend are Vere Wlndnagle, "Moose"
Muirhead, Sam Bellah, Mose Payne and
Walter Hummell. Anyone of these men
in the proper condition are worthy of
representing thi scountry.
Dunne immediately got in touch with
the amateur athletic heads In Seattle,
Tacoma and Spokane for a list of the
eligible men in those sections. Captain
Cook, athletic director at Camp Lewis,
is due to arrive in Portland this morn
ing and will have with him a list of
Seattle and Tacoma track and field
men.
The American team will leave New
York for France about June 9 and Mr.
Dunne will hav to have his list of
men m the hands of Mr. Rubien by
Saturday in order to get any action
on them. Those in the best "condition
likely will be given first choice in
selecting those who will go overseas.
OFFHAND it might see:n it would be
impossible for a team to try to
play with less than nine men. and a
rule to that effect was entirely un
necessary, yet such a thing has hap
pened, and in the majors. Some years
ago in a game at Chicago, with Wash
ington as the opposing team, the Wash
ington team took the field minus its
second baseman, who had gone to the
dressing room to receive some medical
attention. No one noticed his absence.
The first intimation anyone had that
he was missing was when the pitcher
delivered the ball and the batsman hit
it right through to apoi vacat4 bf
the second baseman. TT. .-.ie umpire,
a trifle embarrassed, ordered the bats
man, who had reached second on the
drive, to return to the plate and hit
over.
Several years ago in a National
league game the umpire rendered a
ruling at third which failed to please
the guardian of that base. The third
Backer kicked so long and loud the
umpire finally gave him the gate. Sore
because he had been put out of tha
game, he threw down the ball in dis
gust and immediately the runner on
third raced for home with the winning
run. The umpire, however, refused to
stand for any such action, deciding the
moment he put the player out of the
game any chance for further action
ceased.
Steve O'Neil of Cleveland is rated as
one of the best catchers the game has
produced. O'Neil was dug up by Mack
and carried by him' for some time.
Fortunately for Cleveland, wheu O'Neil
came to the Athletics Mack was well
supplied with veteran catchers of abil
ity, so that Steve never got a chance to
show. Wally Schang is another Mack
product. For a couple of years he was
a sensation. Now he is a member of
the Boston club and has proved valua
ble to the Red Sox. Getting away from
catchers for a moment, one must re-
lember that Mack gave Frank Baker to
the New York club for a fancy sum.
and said Baker has helped make the
Yankees a contender by his work at
third and at bat. Truly, the baseball
fan spoke wisely when he said that
when Mack wasn t winning a pennant
he was helping someone else.
It wouldn't surprise me if Elmer
Myers proves a valuable man to Cleve
land. Myers is rather easily discour
aged. Since Joining the Athletics that
team has been strong at times, only to
have something break up the lineup
Just when Mack seemed to have a for
midable aggregation. With the Cleve
land club Myers is sure to receive ex
cellent support in the field and at the
bat. Undoubtedly he will profit by such
experience. Myers has a world of stuff,
enough to be one of the best pitchers in
the game. Lack of control has been
one fault that has held him back. Un
der the conditions that Myers will work
at Cleveland I look for him to show to
advantage. I am inclined to think his
war experience will tend to improve,
rather than set him back, as some peo
ple are inclined to think.
Larry Gardner is a valuable ball
player. Gardner Is a veteran, but a
well preserved one. He can still clout
that old ball and has always been a
fine fielder. Gardner Is no Ty Cobb on
the bases now. He never was a speed
merchant, but he can vhit, and that Is J
what Cleveland needs. jnoae extra
base wallops of Gardner's are sure to
win many a game for Cleveland this
year. Jamieson, the other man in the
trade, is a good fielder, excellent
thrower, a good waiter and a fair
hitter. He will often fit In to advan
tage. LOXESTAXt DIETZ IS OX TRIAL
Football Coach Accused of False
Statement in Questionnaire.
SPOKANE, May 15. The trial of W.
H. (Lonestar) Diet, former football
coach at Washington State college and
of the Mare Island marines team last
season, will take place in United States
district court here next month, prob
ably after June 20, it was" stated today
at the office of the United States at
torney. The exact date will be set
after the return here of Judge F. H.
Rudkin, it was said. Diets Is charged
with making a false statement in his
draft questionnaire.
Kahanamoku Opponent Found.
HONOLULU, T. H., May 6. Will Har
ris, winner of 94 medals for various
aquatic feats in Manila, will be one of
the chief contenders against Duke P.
Kahanamoku, world's champion swim
mer, here on May 30 and 31 in the vic
tory swimming carnival, the first
swimming meet here since the begin
ning of the war. Ludy Langer will not
swim. In this meet.
France Decorates- American Woman.
SCRANTON. Pa. Mrs. Catherine
Scranton. widow of W. W. Scranton,
multi-millionaire water king, has been
decorated by the French government
for her war services, according to word
received here by her son, Worthington
Scranton. president of the Scranton
Gas and Water company. Mrs. Scran
ton. who is 70 years o'd, went overseas
last October to aid in the work of the
Duryea war-relief commission. So not
able were her efforts that she was dec
orated with tk aiedaille d'feoaaeur.
The Savage Tire Corporation
Announces
A Substantial Post War Reduction
in the Price of Its
TIRES and TUBES
EFFECTIVE MAY 15th
This is in conformity with our established policy
toward the trade, and the price reduction
in no way affects the sterling qualities
of our production.
Savage Tire
FRESHMAN TEAM NAMED
COACH IIAYWARD PICKS LOW Lit
CLASS MEN FOR. MEET.
Varsity Squad That Will Face Wash
ington Is Being Narrowed
Down to Dozen.
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, Eugene.
Or., May 15. (Special.) Coach "Bill"
Hayward. of the Oregon track team,
has picked a squad of 21 men who he
will send to Corvallistomorrow to meet
the O. A. C. freshmen. The Oregon
freshmen picked are in the best of
condition and should be able- to score
a win over the Aggie rooks. "Hank"
Foster, captain of the Oregon varsity
team, will accompany the men to Cor
vallis and will act as their coach on
the trip.
The men selected by Hayward are:
Hemenway, Hill and cloan, 100-yard
dash; Hemenway, Sloan and Schaefer,
220-yard dash; Sunderleaf, Hayslip and
Howard, 440-yard; Akera, Staub and
Ireland, SSO-yard; Walkley, Purdy and
Quayle, one mile; Hunt, Kuhnausem
high hurdles; Boylen, Hanson and
Johnson; low hurdles, Bowles, Kuhnau
sen, broad jump; Meyers and Hunt,
high jump; Farris, shotput; Hunt and
Hill, Javelin; Harding, d'scus.
Hayward is getting his men intt
final shape for the dual meet here
with the University of Washington
team Saturday. The Washington team
is due to arrive in Eugene some time
tomorrow, and will probably work out
on K'ncald field in the afternoon. The
meet is limited to 12 men from each
college and promises to be close, al
though the small number of entries
will probably cut down the competition
in some of the events. The Washing
ton team is an unknown quantity here,
but the Oregon team appears to be in
good shape and will provide an inter
esting afternoon for the xisHors.
Hayward will make the following
selection of the 12 men who will enter
for Oregon from the following: Abbott.
Foster, Starr, Wilson. Belding. Parr,
Mulkey, Runqulst, Bowies, Estes, Har
greaves. Hollenbeck and Anderson.
MISSING HAND NO HANDICAP
Wounded Army Man Able to Plaj
Golf Despite Injury.
DEL. MONTE, CaL. May 15. The pos
sibility of achieving athletic success
even under the handicap of extreme
physical disability, is being demon
strated on the golf links here by Cap
tain F. A. Sutton, a British army of
ficer, who lost a. hand in the great
war.
Always a golf enthusiast and rated
a first-class player. Captain Sutton had
forever dismissed from his mind the
possibility of ever being able to in
dulge In his favorite game again. The
possibility of, at least, amusing him
self by one-handed putting occurred to
the captain. The experiment was a
euccesa and he continued to improve In
accuracy. Incidentally he was strength
ening his remaining hand and arm by
constant use.
It was not long before he was trying
out some of the other clubs, and. in
the course of a short time, he found
himself going through with his swing
quite as he did in the old days. To
day, there is not a club that Captain
Sutton is not able to manipulate, and
he is able to go out and play a round
with any of his friends without asking
anything In the way of a handicap ad
vantage. In fact, he is considered the
marvel of the course, and always at
tracts a gallery.
Recently he paired with Jack Neville,
former California state champion, and
defeated another pair of excellent play
ers. Captain Sutton's work on the
green was a distinctive feature. In
drivlpg approach shots and putting, he
was quite held his own, both in the
matter of distance and accuracy. He
has made a medal score of 84 over the
course, which is better than a large
majority of players are able to ac
ccmpliuh. He is considering entering a
Decoration day tournament which is to
be held here.
OIL LANDS CONTROLLED
More Than $1,000,000,000 Paid in
Taxes tn One Year for Leases.
AUSTIN, Tex. Incomplete statistics
have been compiled of the land acreage
in Texas that has been leased for pos
sible oil rights since the discovery of
T.-t oil pools in tho central treat art
Corporation
of the state was first made, about a
year ago. These figures-show that the
land owners have received in cash more
than $1.0000,000.000 for leases, and that
there are approximately 172.000,000
acres under lease at this time. Practi
cally all of the land in a group of 10
counties in the region where producing
fields have 'been developed has been
leased for oil exploitation at prices
ranging from $10 to $1000 per acre.
Estimating the average lease price for
the S2.0000.000 acres on these ten coun
ties at $20 per acre. It shows a total
of $1,040,000,000 has been paid the land
owner for the oil rights.
Outside of the more or less proved
area of the ten counties there have
been leased approximately 110.0000.000
acres at prices ranging from 25 cents to
310 per acre. The average lease price
paid on this big acreage was easily 32
per acre, making $220,0000,000, which is
to be addedd to the $1.040.0000.000. or
a total of $1,260,000,000 that has gone
Into the pockets of the land owners as
a result of the unprecedented oil ex
citement. With each lease the owner of the
land retains one-eighth of the oil that
may be produced upon the property. It
Is estimated that three-fourths of the
money tuat has gone into land leases
during the past several months came
from outside of Texas, although more
recently home people have become ac
tive participants in this form of specu
lation. The enormous amounts of money that
the land owners have received from
these leases are being expended in a
wide variety of ways. This newly rich
class is waking up Texas. The fortune
holders are going in for almost every
conceivable kind of scheme that may
appeal to their fancy. Naturally, high
priced automobiles are the first thing
they buy. Many farmers who were poor
before th eoil boom struck them are or
ganizing new banks, promoting rail
roads and indulging in various kinds of
business enterprises that may soon add
to or possibly deprive them of at least
a part of their easily acquired gains.
Still others are content, and, in leis
urely fashion, that is altogether new to
them, to sit down and view the world
as it passes by. This class of fortune
favorites seem to be having the time
of their lives. They take the greatest
delight In occupying the best suites of
rooms of the hotels In Fort Worth and
Dallas, and in some Instances they even
venture as far away as Chicago, St
Louis and New York, where they in
dulge in the best that Is to be had.
One of the serious effects of the oil
boom In a score or more of counties is
the blight it has placed upon farming
operations. Farmers who have already
reaped a fortune off of oil leases of
their lands are not -disposed to go in
for growing crops. Upon thousands of
acres no steps have been taken to plant
any kind of crop this season.
AGE BAR TO WORK, CLAIM
Brooklyn. Woman Tells Irishmen
"Old Folk Tlave No Chance."
DUBLIN, Ireland. Old folk have lit
tle chance "in the working line" in the
United States, according to the state
ment of Mrs. Richard Davis of Brook
lyn, who has Just been granted per
mission by the Dublin chancery court
to sell securities of a trust fund
amounting to about $2000.
Mrs. Davis is 70 years old and her
husband older. She says the price of
living is so high that she is not able to
That Fishing Trip!
To be a real success, you must have a
good stream, favorable weather, and
the right kind of tackle. For many
years we have supplied good tackle to
the most successful fishermen.
Backus aWorria
273 Morrison St., Near 4th
maintain herself and her husband, who
is "old and rheumatic." She asked per
mission for the trustees to sell about
$2000 worth of property held In chan
cery so she may apply about $1000 of
it to debts and use the remainder for
the support of herself and husband.
She says her husband has not been
able to work for many years.
"I have wo-::ed." she says, "all my
life. There Is little use for old people
in the working line out here and I am
not now capable of earning anything,
and the Income of the said trust prem
ises, amounting to only about $300 a
year, from which income tax Is de
ducted, is wholly Insufficient for the
support of my husband and myself."
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THIS IS A PHOTOGRAPH OF"
EDWI.V U. WILMA. ALLEGED
PHOTO COUPON
FORGER
now operating In and about Port
land. Ills right name Is Wilma.
but signs his name E. D. Morri-
son, Morton L. Cook. K. L. JJav's
0 and other names.
J The Bushr.ell Studio at Port-
land, Seattle or Tacoma will pay
" flOO REWARD for information
leading to his arrest and convic-
tion. If seen wire the sheriffs
" office at Portland or any of the
" Bushnell's studios.
2 James and Bushnell
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MONROE
Arrow
COLLAR.
Quett,PeaboJy & Ca Inc. Troy MY.
Men, Save $2
Walk Two
Blocks.
1S73
Low Rent Prices.
Jnion Made
243 Washington. Near Second St.
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