Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, August 27, 1919, Page 4, Image 4

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THE 3IORMXG OREGONIAX, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 1919.
60MPERS DECLARES
BOLSIEVIMIli
was much money provided for them by
I Mr. Lagein.
The new method of representation
approximately democratized- the feder-
Iatition, in that every nation is repre
sented according to its numerical
strength."
A query as to whether he believed the
increased wages must result in in
creased cost of living, elicited the reply
that he preferred not to answer until
he had given the subject more serious
. . r r-i r- r-. ...m,. I mougnt ana naa time to prepare a
Labor. Chief Back From Europe written statement.
Among others eagerly awaiting an
opportunity to confer with Mr. Gompers
were leaders of the newly organized
steel workers' union, who announced
earlier In the day that a strike call
causing a walkout of more than 400,
00 workers was only awaiting the ap
proval of the A. F. of L. president.
to "Help Workers."
GERMANS NOT REPENTANT
Teuton Dream ol Master?, Asserts
Leader N'o Statement Yet
on Plumb Plan.
ORPHEOM TO OPEN SUM
BESSIE CLAYTOX TO BE STAR
OF IXAUGCRAL BILL.
fCotyrlht br the New Tor World.
Ifsh.'l by arrangement.
Pub-
XEW YORK, Aug. 2. (Special.) "I
shall have to defer any statement on
ih.t until later." was the reply of
Samuel Gompers, president of the
American Federation, of Labor, who re
turned this afternoon from- Europe,
when asked his attitude- toward the
Plumb . Dlan for taking control and
operation of the railroads.
Questioned more insistently, the A.
F. of L. head said somewhat heatedly:
"I have a right to reserve any state
ment."
shortly before. Glenn E. Plumb, in
thor of the plan which Is known by his
name, cmectinr from 'a ' conference at
h. irotol Continental, made the un
equivocal assertion- that Mr. Gompers
was "heart and soul" for the plan and
that additionally Mr. Gompers was ex
officio chairman of the Plumb plan
committee.
T was learned from authoritative
labor officials at the conclusion of a
.i.i.f.rnn with Mr. Gompers that
meeting of the executive council of the
. Fot L will be neifi in nasmnnuii
Thursday, at which the Plumb plan
ill h th main object of discussion,
Ti.M ! nnHomtood to be opposition
within the council to the plan, as well
strong sunDort.
Mr. Gompers said he will go to
w.ahin.iAn tomorrow night or Thurs
day to be In attendance at a series of
important meetings. .
Hrtnra llaea4 by Coaaltlons.
"Did labor and Industrial conditions
,. Rrine- about vour return irom
Kurope sooner than you had planned?
hm wait AMked.
-I don't mind admitting that dis
patches from Washington brought
about mv return more quickly than I
k.x i.i.ni. The dispatches were of
no great Importance, but 1 thought 1
best to be here."
xr r -m .-i-. .-nt on record as un
alterably opposed to the activities ot
syndicalists and near doiju'vuh.
niscussmg the steel and railroad situ
ation the labor leader said:
"I did not come here to Interfere
with the progress of labor, but to help
my fellow workers. The time has
nu.-ied when employers can regard
themselves as masters of all they sur
Tey but they have not learned It.
Mr iiomners said that "sy ndicali'ts
n.i . boiKhevlsts" from both Hoi
land and Germany were allowed to be
Included In the representation on the
International Federation of 1-abor.
Thev DroDosed world demonstra-
r.n.Til strikes and similar ac
tlon. but when their proposals came be-
Rcnowncd Dansease- Supported ta
Celebrated Spanish Dancers and
Other Clever Artists.
The Orpheum season will open at the
Heilig theater next Sunday afternoon.
The star of the Inaugural bill is Bessie
Clayton, renowned danseuse, who is
"PULL" FOR SPRUCE
CONTRACT
Cost-Plus Award to Siems
Carey Plant Attacked.
SOLDIER TELLS OF ABUSES
Filthy Food Caused 3Iutiny of Men,
Declares Joseph A. Mallory.
Abuse When III Is Alleged.
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opeaing bill.
supported principally by Elisa and
Eduardo Cansino, celebrated Spanish
dancers, who appeared here as head-
in ers of an Orpheum show two years
ago. James demons, an eccentric
dancer of note, also is a member of Miss
Clayton's company, and other clever
artists appear In the act which holds
the stage for 40 minutes and which Is
as elaborate scenlcally as a Broadway
production.
Special arrangements were made yes
terday by the Orpheum management
with the Heilig Theater company to
stawe an extra show next "Wednesday
night. In this extra performance the
Orpheum's inaugural show will be pre
sented ia its entirety.
Winnipeg, Vancouver, Calgary, Vic
toria and Seattle ahave received the
Orpheum's opening show with acclaim
and the newspaper reviews pronounce
lit to'be one of the best Inaugural bills
fore a committee of which I was chair- offered Dy the Orpheum in several sea
man they got only two votes. sons.
jiurroy a. Anaerson, wno presides
.in im trpasurpr in inn i irnnpiim nnx nr.
To an Inquiry as to whetner ne st... ,,- that tha .... , for
lis season Is the best
that the demand for
TO an inquiry ... 1" h. V.fora fice- "Ports that
believed the statement he made before beBlnnlnK ot tn)
leaving for r.urope. to the effect that on
Germany still Is unrepentant. u re
plied:
minr Is boastful and unrepen
tant, and the thought of domination Is
still uppermost In us minn. m un
man do not understand that Deutsch-
land uoer Aiies oown . e
he declared.
-t.-T-om conversation with foreign del
egates and other conferees I am led to
believe that steadying lnliuences ne
bolshevism on the wane. It has not
carried out one promise upon which it
assumed power. The Russian people
h-ve no neace. no land, no bread and
no work of compensatory character."
Mr. Gompers was asked what effect
the International Federation of Labor
would have on labor conditions In Bus
pi. Ha said the conference had de
elded to Investigate trade union con
ditions there. The bolshevlsts. he says,
have declared trade unions Interfered
with Industrial matter, and disbanded
them.
Crraas Domlaatloa KadeJ.
"At the Amsterdam conference July
15 to August 3. the methods of the
old International Federation of Labor
were discussed. All of our true objects
were achieved. The first of these wa.i
that the officers and headquarters cf
the federation Bbould no longer be in
1 German V. The new federation's head
quarters will be in Holland. Under the
old system f voting every country, no
reason
ever.
reservations is greater thu.
SUIT IS TP SET ASIDE DEED
ALBANY WOMAN ALLEGES COX-
TRACT WITH AGED PITVSICIAX
Home Promised for Care, It Is As
serted, Xow Conveyed to Children
by Dr. I). M. Jones.
ALBANY. Or.. Aug. 18 (Special.)
To set aside a deed which Dr. D. M.
Jones, pioneer Linn county physician,
formerly of Sodaville, and now of Al
bany, made recently to his children.
Mrs. Eltha Turner, of this city, began
suit In the circuit court here today. She
asserts that Dr. Jones had promised to
give her a house and lot which was his
residence here for her care of him for
the past four years and had made a will
to that effect. She asks an injunction
to prevent the doctor's children from re
moving her from the property.
The complaint say that a few years
matter what Its size, was allowed two ago Dr. Jones deeded all of his extensive
delegates, with one vote each; so that i property Interests to his children ex-
.. ii group of nations, no matter I cept this house and lot and an SO-acre
how insignificant their Industrial Im
portance, could outvote larger indus
trial covers.
"In this way the smaller countries
m dominated by Oermanv. There
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CHUNKY COAL. Dat
means no soot low ash
no clinkers.
COMMERCIAL COAL.
SALES CO,
J. L. Shaw. Mgr.
Bdwy. 1430.
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farm near Albany. He then made a
contract. It Is alleged, with Mrs. Turner
to care for him for a nominal salary of
(20 a month, she to receive the Albany
property.
Recently one of Dr. Jones' con took
him to the home of another son In Fort
land where this deed was made and
Mrs. Turner asserts that because of his
age and Infirm condition he did not un
derstand what he was doing.
It is understood to be the contention
of Dr. Jones' children that Mrs. Turner
was trying to Influence their father to
give her hi property.
Harbcr Appointed Deputy Examiner,
EUGENE, Or., Aug. 2. (Special.)
Bert Smith of this city was yesterday
appointed by Lee Canfield, president
of the state board of barber examiners,
as deputy for Eugene and will look
after the business of the state board In
Lane county, according to announce
ment of Mr. Canfield, who, with Sam
H. Howard, secretary of the board, was
in Eugene yesterday.
Linn County Streams Low.
ALBANY. Or.. Aug. 16. (Special.)
All stream In this pnrt of the state
are much lower now than they usually
ever get. particularly the smaller
streams. Oak creek, which rise In the
hills near Sodaville and runs across
the prairie to the Calapooia river, just
south of Albany, is practically dry,
only an occasional pool remaining.
Deck of Rogue River Dam Burns.
O RANTS PASS, Aug. -it. (Special.)
Fir of unknown origin Sunday de
stroyed the upper deck and wood pen
stock ot the Golden Drift dam. located
up Kogue river about three miles from
this city. The burning of the deck
released the gates, which fell and closed
the penstocks and raised the water suf
ficiently to flow over the spillway, thus
saving much of the woodwork.
8. A H. green stamp for cash.
Holman Fuel Co Main tSS. A Jlil
Blockwood. short slabwood. Rock
Springs and Utah coal: sawdust. Adv.
Coming, wild west show, speedway.
-Adv.
and plainly placed the independent log
gers at the mercy of the Slems-Carey
company.
Seeking to develop the Intimation
that the generous tendor was not gen
ulne. Representative Lea resumed.
Dldn t one of the men with whom
you associated." Inquired Mr. Lea, "call
you up over the phone when General
Disque's offer was received, and say
blankety-blank's bluff's been called?'
"I don't recall It," answered the wit
ness, flushing a trifle. An instant
later, the question being pursued, the
witness roused to revolt.
"You've raised the question of good
faith In this matter, he heatedly ex
claimed. "I want to say that the log
gers who made this proposal have had
quite enough humiliation. I want to
say that it Is common knowledge that
the men whom Colonel Disque sent to
confer with us were in conference with
Mr. Carey the night before.
Chairman Frear Join Fray.
Whereupon Chairman Frear joined
the fray. He said that the query of
his colleague was outrageous and in
sulting and that his Insinuation was
contemptible, that such a course had
never before been pursued In any con
gressional Investigation, and -a great
deal more to the same effect.
Scarcely had this whirlwind sub
sided when the ex-spruce division sol
dier, Joseph A. Mallory, was called.
He testified that he was a high school
graduate, 23 years of age, that he had
spent one year at Reed college, Port
land, and that he Is at present princi
pal of the public school at Cathlamet,
Wash.
His were the checks previously In
troduced as evidence, which Siems-
Carey had tendered in final payment
for three days and 13 days service,
their amounts being 7 cents and. 65
cents.
Abase of Soldiers Charged.
Officers of the spruce production di
vision had furnished the committee
with statements showing the deduc
tions made against Mallory's account
during the period named In the checks
when he served as a soldier in the
railroad construction work of the
Siems-Carey company at Disque junc
tion, previously known as Whisky
creek, where the Clallam county spruce
line taps the Milwaukee.
But the Issue with the ex-soldier,
though he demonstrated that soldier
laborers in the spruce division had
little left after maintenance charges
had been deducted, trended In more
hostile manner toward the treatment
of the men in the camps.
In rapid sequence and with clear,
concise language, he charged the cost
plus contractors with feeding the sol
diers such filthy and unpalatable
victuals that they mutinied at th
breakfast table and refused to go back
to work.
Food I Called Unbearable.
"The condition of the food was un
bearable," said Mr. Mallory.
"The garbage was not taken care of.
A stable and a manure pile were near
by. From these came swarms of flies.
U was in August. The flies were in
our food. The potatoes and bread were
sour and musty. But It was mutiny.
It was sedition. It was agitation to
bring out sour bread."
The witness told the committee that
he was severely reprimanded by his
commanding officer. Lieutenant Lord,
for having told a contractor to eat it
himself, when that gentleman had told
the rebellious soldiers that there was
nothing wrong, with one particularly
malodorous loaf.
"In consequence of having to wear
cotton clothing during the wt winter
months," testified Mr. Mallory, "colda
and neuralgia prevailed. Yet the men
were not permitted to go on sick call,
nor were their maladies noted at all,
unless accompanied by a pronounced
fever.
Commissaries Also Attacked.
"Whenever a man laid off, the civil
authorities that is, the contractors
in charge came in and wanted to know
what was the matter," reminisced Pri
vate Mallory. "They wanted every man
to work every day. Army officers re
peatedly gave us the impression that
Colonel Disque backed up the contrac
tors." "Peonage servlce.Bnapped Chairman
Frear.
"The commissaries were commonly
called robbersaries by all the soldiers,"
was another glimpse Into camp condi
tions, as alleged by Mallory.
"I want to say, my boy," said Chair
man Frear, who spent five years of his
youth In the uniform, "that I have a
great deal of sympathy for you. I,
myself, mutinied at Fort Meyer, Va.
The prunes were unfit to eat. I know
what it is. I was sent to the guardhouse."
Mallory told the committee that he
would have preferred to serve in the
spruce division, had conditions been
proper, than in France. He had pre
viously testified that he is married.
But he declared that th spruce division
men were wild for an opportunity to
go overseas, and hailed with acclaim
the announcement that a regiment of
them might be sent across the first of
the year. . .
"The men all wanted to go," he ob
served. "Their sentiment was any place
rather than here."
. In rebuttal of the charge that the
choice .of route to Lake Pleasant was
inspired by the Milwaukee, the spruce
production corporation produced J. W.
Lindsay, well-known business man of
Port Angeles, as a witness.
Briefly, Mr. Lindsay testified that he
Is one of the original incorporators of
a line to be known as the Port Angeles
Grays Harbor railroad. In which many
Port, Angeles business men are Inter
ested, and that it wa their intention
to build via the Lake Crescent route,
which was the one finally adopted by
the spruce corporation.
Ronte Regarded a Feasible.
He told the committee that he had
approached the government with regard
to this route early in the programme
of spruce production and a considera
ble time before the route actually was
examined.
Not only is the Lake Crescent route
the most available and feasible one
to the Lake Crescent district, accord
ing to Mr. Lindsay's testimony, but It
has at no time been coveted by the
Milwaukee, which desired to build west
ward from Deep Creek before turning
to the south. ,The witness also tes
tified that Port Angeles business men
were active in persuading th Siems
Carey company and the spruce corpo
ration to locate the $1,240,000 cut-up
mill at that place.
DUnne Rale Curllke.
That officer pf the Spruce produc
tion corporation, notably Major Hitch
cock, threatened Independent logging
operators of the Puget sound district
with practical elimination from the
field unless they took subcontracts
from the Siems-Carey-H. S. Kerbaugh
company, at terms fixed absolutely by
Colonel Brice P. Disque and Siems
Carey officials, was the testimony of
William C. Butler, president of the
First National bank of Everett, Wash.,
and brother of Nicholas Murray Butler,
president of Columbia university, at the
morning session of the congressional
subcommittee on spruce production.
Mr. Butler, also president of the Ly
man Timber company, -and affiliated
with the Loggers' Information Associa
tion of Puget Sound, had related In de
tail the offers made to independent
loggers by Colonel Disque, and the
counter offer of spruce production
without profit made by members of bis
association.
Interrogated by Chairman James A.
Frear, representative from Wisconsin,
and Representative W. W.Magee of
New York, the witness had brought
his recital to the point where puge-t
Round loggers, meeting In Seattlu lset
September, were in conference with
Msjor Hitchcock, Major Eastman and
Major Sawyer, of the spruce division,
relative to the proposed subcontracts
under Siems-Carey, cost-plus operators
In Clallam county.
BInjor' Threat Related.
"Major Hitchcock said. In no uncer
tain langunge," narrated Mr. Butler,
"that should occasion require, all the
resources of the spruce production cor
poration would be placed behind the
Siems-Carey contract, and even went
so far as to say that a labor differen
tial would be created, if necessary, giv
ing them the right to pay higher wages.
"It was the one purpose," continued
the witness, "to see that the Siems
Carey contract be carried out. It was
very strongly manifested that the pro- j
posal meant that these companies, the
Independent loggers represented at the
cor.ference. could either take the con
tracts or get out of business."
Asked for a detailed explanation of
this statement, Mr. Butler replied that
it was self-evident that the Independ
ent loggers could not occupy the same
field with the Sie.-ns-Carey concern
when that company possessed priority
rlfrhts upon material and equipment, in
aadition to a labor differential. With a
scarcity of labor already existing, he
pointed out, a wage differential in favor
of the cost-plus operators would effect
the shut-down of the independent log
ging operators.
Independent Operator Shy.
Independent operators, testified the
witness, shied at Colonel Disque's pro
posal that they take contracts under
Siems-Cary, who had contracted to de
liver 250,000,000 feet of spruce flitches
In IS months, for the reason that the
terms of, compensation under selective
logging were vague and uncertain, but
more largely for the reason that the
proposed contract provided that Siems-
Carey might cancel any subcontract for
cause, subsequently commandeering the
equipment of the ousted logger, at a
rental of 10 per cent, with 15 per cent
depreciation charges.
Mr. Butler told the committee that
the Slems-Carey contract for 250,000,
000 feet of spruce flitches was Impos
sible of fulfillment in the time given,
according to the opinion of experienced
timbermen, who branded it as absMrd,
he intimated, as have previous wit
nesses, that both Slems-Carey and Col
onel Disque, as chief of the spruce pro
duction division, desired the Independ
ent operators to take over the logging
contract In order to forestall- almost
certain failure.
Colonel Dlsqae Unapproachable.
Unable to comply with the subcon
tract offer, as related by previous wit
nesses, the members of the Loggers'
Information association met and ten
dered their entire equipment to the
government for the production of
sprvce without profit. In all these va
rious dickers, the witness testified, he
and his associi'.s found it Impossible
to come in contact with Colonel Disque
save through correspodence. The offer
to log without profit was met by terms
that were absurdly unacceptable, testi
fied the witness.
Loggers were naturally Interested in
the exact nature of the Siems-Cary
contract, said the witness, but were
unable to secure copies of It, though
repeated applications were made. Final
ly they procured a summary through
the office of the assistant secretary of
war, and with this they were com
pelled to remain content.
"The whole industry," said Mr. But
ler, "was organized and willing ana
simply waiting for somebody to tell
them to do something. Out of a clear
sky the Slems-Carey company was
given a contract to undertake some
thing they didn't know anything about.
My personal opinion is that both par
ties who made that contract didn't
know what they were talking about."'
Advances Aggregate l,OO0,0OO.
The witness also testified that, to his
knowledge, no advances were ever of
fered to independent operators by the
spruce production division to aid them
In getting out spruce, while the Siems
Carey company received advances ag
gregating $4,000,000 on their cost-plus
contracts.
Mr. Butler was also one of the asso
ciates in the formation of the Aircraft
Lumber company, the association of pa
triotic loggers, who tendered their serv
ices without profit to the government
for the logging of the Blodgett tract
In Lincoln county, Oregon, over the
spruce line built by the Warren Spruce
company.
"We were to receive in compensation
reimbursement of our costs plus 20,"
the witness told the committee, adding
that hundreds of employes in the va
rious affiliated companies, when they
learned of thie patriotic tender, made
voluntary application to be transferred
to the Lincoln county operations in
order that they might serve America
In the production of spruce.
He testified further that the Alsea
Southern railway, the government line
to the Blodgett tract, was to have been
completed on October 1, but that the
Warren Spruce company, its costruc
tors, had not finished the line at the
time the armistice was signed. The
Aircraft Lumber company at that time
had nine units of logging equipment
loaded on cars and awaiting transpor
tation to the spruce timber of the
Blodgett .tract.
That employes of the company had
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FREE! WAR SOUVENIR!
We have purchased from the Gov
ernment several thousand real Hand
Grenades, the kind used by our boys at
the front In cleaning out German
trenches and machine gun nests. The
TNT has been removed and a coin slot
drilled in Bank, as well as a unique
souvenir of the great war.
We will present these Savings Banks
absolutely free to residents of Oregon
who purchase Government War Sav
ings Stamps or Certificates. The Gov
ernment requires persons receiving
these Banks to make purchases as follows:
Persons 12 years or under
One $5.00 War Savings Stamp, August Price $4.19 each
Persons 13 to 18 years
Two $5.00 War Savings Stamps, August Prfce $4.19 each
Persons 18 years or over
One $100 Treasury Certificate, August Price $83.80 each
The Government has promised delivery of these Souvenir
Banks by October. Our allotment being limited, persons who de
sire to secure them should leave their names at this Bank at once.
You will not be asked to purchase a Government War Savings
Stamp or Certificate until the Souvenir Bank is delivered to you.
HIBERNIA SAVINGS BANK
SAVINGS -Fourth
and Washington Sts.
COMMERCIAL TRUST
Open Saturday Evenings 6 to 8
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already cut 4.000,000 feet of spruce logs,
which were awaiting rail facilities, ana
that th entire oDerations of the Air
craft Lumber company had reached but
$90,000, was another significant bit of
testimony.
Company Without Experience.
Veering to the Siems-Carey-H. S. Ker
baugh company and its principals, fa
vored cost-plus operators in . Clallam
county, where they built 35 miles of
railroad at an average cost of 1112,000
per mile, and constructed two mills,
which were to have totaled an ex
penditure of $2,200,000. Mr. Butler told
the committee that the Siems-Carey
people were wholly without experience
as loggers, and that the entire Puget
.nnnrt industry knew that it was a
physical impossibility for them to ful
fill their 250,000,000-foot contract.
"Was there any logging contract
that you know of with the Siems
Carey company separate from the pro
duction of flitches?" queried Chairman
Frear, seeking to develop the point
that the flitch contract was not a bona
fide logging contract, and left a con
venient loophole of escape for Slems-
Carey through sub-letting the task.
"No, sir," answered the witness.
"Do you know Colonel Disque's ex
perience as a logger or as a business
man generally upon which he could
base such an offer?" pursued the chair
man, relative to the sub-contract pro
posal made to Puget sound operators.
"He had none, sir," responded Mr.
Butler.
Mortgage In No Sense a Guaranty.
The witness also told the commit
tee that. In his judgment, the celebrated
$6,000,000 mortgage executed by the
Siems-Carey company to the govern
ment was merely for the security of
money advanced, and was in no sense
a guaranty of performance. .
"I submit that there has been a
studied attempt," be declared, "to con
vey the impression that the contract
given to these gentlemen was sustained
by substantial bonds.
In' the record of the spruce corpo
ration it appears that the Siems-Carey
company, as guaranty of performance,
had posted securities of a total value
of $2,000,000.
"Was any suggestion made that any
advance would be made to you, any ma
terial assistance offered in the carrying
out of your proposal Tasked Chairman
Frear.
"None," replied the witness. '
The committee will hold hearings to
night and tomorrow night if necessary
to conclude its local inquiry and pass
on to Portland. Chairman Frear and
his colleagues are confident that they
will have cleared up the local litter of
testimony by tomorrow night, and that
they will arrive in Portland Thursday
morning: to open the investigation
there.
that the state turn over to his organ
ization six head of elk from the herd
of those animals at Billy Meadows
pasture in Wallowa county. The plan
of the lodge is to put the elk in the
city park at La Grande. -
Mr. Shoemaker said that if enough
requests for those animals were re
ceived to make tip a carload of 16 to IS
head they would be brought out and
the expense apportioned among the ap
plicant. The state ha been attempting
to dispose of the elk owing to the ex
pense of keeping them during the
winter.
MUSICIANS' UNION FORMED
Vancouver Organization Starts With
Membership of 2 7.
VANCOUVER, Wash., Aug. 26. (Spe
cial.) A permanent organization was
effected and officers were elected by
the musicians' union cf this city at a
meeting held last night. Max Hofer
was elected president, Fred Sauerman
vice-president, B. E. Brady secretary
treasurer, Floyd Miller sergeant-at-arms
and F. S. McAlpln, Fred Eck and
M. Fry trustees. Twenty-seven have
signed the membership roll.
The charter membership roll will re
main open for 30 days, during which
time the initiation fee will be $5, after
which it will be $25.
Linn Improving Koads,
ALBANY, Or., Aug. 26. (Special.)
The improvement of the principal road
between Albany and Lebanon is pro
gressing rapidly. Last year a heavy
foundation of gravel was placed on
most of this highway after It had been
graded, and this summer the remainder
of the road is being Improved in the
same manner. The gravel now being
utilized is being hauled with trucks
from the county gravel plant on the
bank of the Willamette river in this
city.
Texas Democrats Organize.
DALLAS. Tex.. Aug. 26. Plans for
perfecting a state organization will be
completed here next Saturday by the
faction of Texas democrats which met
recently in Fort Worth under the lead
ership of Joseph W. Bailey, former senator.
Wild west etempede coming Satur
day, Sunday and Monday. Adv.
Head The Oregonlan classified ads.
Night School Opens Sept. 8
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LA GRANDE ASKS FOR ELK
Exalted Ruler Would Like to Have
Six Head Placed In City Park.
Game Commissioner Shoemaker re
ceived a letter yesterday from Colon E.
Eberhard, exalted ruler of the Grand
Lodge of Elks at La Grande, asking
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