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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, TUESDAY, 3IARCII .30,- 1920
vored the Sumpter Valley Railway
company in a recent order granting
increased rates, the company offi
cials announce an improvement In
both passenger and freight service,
effective April 1.
A passenger train will lave Laker
daily at 8 A. M. and reach Prairie
City at about 2 P. M. Instead of re-
rarn'cg to Baker the same evening,
arriving after dark, a new train will
be scheduled to replace the late serv
ice, leaving Prairie City at 10:20 A.
M. and arriving in Baker about 4 P
M., thereby making it possible for
passengers to transfer to the 5
o'clock westbound pony train on the
O.W. R. & N. line.
An additional freight train will op
erate in tplace of the afternoon pas
senger train, which at present leaves
Prairie at 1:30 P. M. The crews will
Commission Acts to Open Big
SPRUCE BOARD OWNS LINE
change at Austin.
OVER LOGGfNG ROAD
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Contract Provides Kent for 20
Years With Privilege of Pur
chase for S 100,000.
NEWPORT, Or.. March 19. (Spe
cial.) The Newport port commission
adopted a resolution today providing
for the taking over of the Yaquina
Northern Logging railroad of the
United States Spruce Production cor
poration which skirts the north side
of Yaquina bay running Trom Yaquina
through Newport to Spencer creek,
comprising 16 miles of main line and
spurs and having 18,000,000,000 feet
f timber tributary.
The building of the jetties is now
In process, and even now ships carry
ing 1,000,000 feet of lumber can pass
over the bar.
The railroad was constructed by the
irovcrnmcnt to obtain airplane spruce
and was just completed at the close
of the war. The contract offered by
the corporation to the port commis
sion calls for a rental of 1 per cent
the first year, 2 per cent the second,
Increasing 1 per cent annually until
6 per cent is reached which will con
tinue until the lease for 20 years ex
pires on assessed valuation oi
I'urrhaae at Aoj Time Possible.
The port commission may purchase
the railroad for that sum at any time.
The port commission now has some
thing to offer prospective sawmill
men and has shown the government
that it was sincere when it asked for
harbor improvements, receiving $418.
000 from the government to match an
equal amount raised by taxation to
continue work started in the nine
ties when three-quarters of a million
dollars was spent.
The resolution was introduced by
Eenjamin F. Jones, secretary, the
other members being O. F. Jacobson,
chairman, Jf. H. Abbey. Frank Priest
and F. M. Wilkins. Abbey and Jacob-
son voted in the negative, taking the
stand that timber owners may ad
vance the price of their timber when
they learned what had been done. To
offset this the assessment on timber
will be raised until it will force the
owners to sell.
When the board of equalization re
duced the assessment on certain largre
holdings 10 per cent two years ago
dissatisfaction was manifest among
the residents of Lincoln county. The
board, consisting of County Judge
Sliller, County Clerk Howell and
County Assessor Schwartz, probably
will be replaced at the next election.
Miller has not announced his candi
dacy for office: Schwartz is candi
date for re-election, but says he is
willing to give up his office to any
body who will take it. Howell is can
didate for 'county judge. John Fo
garty, former county judge, probably
will run for the same office, as his
friends are demanding that he do.
Schwartz says that lie will raise tim
ber assessments 20 per cent if elected. I
ASSOCIATION ELECTS OFFI
CERS FOR CCRREXT YEAR.
Many Topics of Local Interest Dis
cussed and Plans for Conven
tion 'ext February Laid.
MARSHF1ELD, Or., March 2S.
(Special.) Coos County Business
Men's Association has named new
officials for the ensuing year and at
the annual banquet and election over
100 participated in the event The
new officers are: K. P. Lewis, Marsh
field, president: Roscoe Hazer, North
Beniij vice-president: J. E. Montgom
ery, treasurer. The directors are J. S.
Lyons. E. P. Lewis, Roscoe Hazer,
W. N. Ekblad. Charles E. Powers. L. L.
Thomas. M. C. Mtloney. E. C. Mather,
J. E- Montgomery and Matt L. May.
The annual gathering was held in
Marshficld. Ed Morris of Portland
acted as toastmaster. Plans for enter
taining the state business men's con
vention in Marshficld in February
next year were discussed. Among
the topics touched upon were: Fight
ing mail order business by educating
the people to the letter class of good:
sold at home, by Thomas Harvey
conservatism by merchants, by James
E. Montgomery: support of the local
and state educational systems, by
Professor F A. Tledgen: a tourist
park, by Mrs. M. D. Bromberger.
Postmaster Hugh McLain defended
the sale of government goods on Coos
bay. Charlie Hall said the countv
should pay more attention to highway
ALLEGED DEFAULTER HELD
OF TAKING MONEY
or About $7000
of California Is
Alleged at Seattle.
Hisiher Assessment VVantrd.
The people want 100 per cent as
sessment of tiniber. as their assess
ment on city and farm property has
been 93 per cent, and will vote for
whoever promises to give them such,
as much may be purchased below its
assessed valuation. Timber options
frequently have been given for $1.50
per 1000 feet stumpage and now $2
is being asked and it is expected to
advance to $2.50.
A committee composed of M. H. Ab
bey, H. F. Jones and Chauncey Haw
kins, Newport bankers, was appointed
to go to Portland and confer with the
United States spruce production cor
poration regarding taking over the
line. Already timber promoters are
telegraphing or sending men to look
over the prospect of putting sawmills
on Yaquina bay.
WIFE COMMITS SUICIDE
Husband Disagreeable Because
Breakfast AVas Late.
LEWISTON", Idaho, March 29.
(Special.) Mrs. Herbert Read, aged
20, shot herself through the heart
early yesterday morning, following a
quarrel with her husband caused by
her failure to have breakfast ready
Read admitted the quarrel, but de
nied that he and his wife had ever
had serious domestic difficulties. A
year-old daughter survives.
SEATTLE. Wash.. March 29. (Spe
cial.) Charged with embezzlement of
approximately $7000 from the Bank
of California, National association, Se
attle branch, while employed there as
a teller between May and September, 1 1
1919, R. J. Hennessy was arrested i
shortly before noon today on a bench
warrant issued last Saturday by tea
eral Judge Neterer. He had been in
dicted secretly by the federal grand
jury last r rlday atternoon.
The arrest was made by E. R. To
bey, deputy United States marshal, at
the Charles H. Lilly company, where
Hennessy has been employed, accord
ing to federal officers, since he left
the bank several months ago. Bail
was fixed at $5000.
Officers of the bank said that they
did not desire to comment on the ar
rest further than to say that partial
restitution had been made by Hen
nessy. The indictment returned by
the grand jury charges embezzlement
of $952.97 on September 10. 1919;
$838.48 on July 15. 1919; $3896.70 on
August 19. 1919: $303.28 on July 22;
$44.88 on September 3; $337.92 on Au
gust 27, and $600 on May 24.
Mens Ready-for-Service Clothes
Customized by Hickey-Freeman
CUSTOMIZED is a new word Hickey-Freeman
coined it they had to they originated the idea of
creating- absolutely new standards of tailoring, and
they had to find a word to fit the method.
But remember, their clothes are customized by nature
as well as y name tailored strictly by hand wherever
custom work is -the custom, and tailored with, a uni
formity and precision of needlework as fine as the finest
custom work you can buy. '
If you have never seen Hickey-Freeman Clothes, you
have a treat in store in my store. Let me show you the
Morrison at Fourth
NEW TRAINS ANNOUNCED
Baker to Get Better Service on
Sumpter Valley Line.
BAKER. Or., March 29. (Special.)
Owing to the fact that the Oregon
public service commission has fa-
ACCIDENT KILLS LOGGER
Frank Mulkcy Loses Life Through
Mishap Near Hillsboro.
CORVALLIS. Or., March 29. (Spe
cial.) Frank Mulkey, born in Lincoln
county and who lived much of his life
around Corvallis and Albany, died
Wednesday as the result of an acci
dent at a logging camp near Hills
boro. While working a cable broke
and Mulkey jumped, but was caught
by a log which the cable struck. He
suffered a fractured skull, a broken
hip and arm and was injured in the
The injured man was rushed to
Hillsboro, but died just as that city
was reached. He was buried in Or
leans cemetery Friday. His widow
and two little daughters, Doris and
ACCIDENTS KILL . TWO
Engineer on Wild Locomotive and
Deckhand on Steamer Victims.
MARSHFIELD. Or, March !J.
(Special.) W. B. Boyer. engineer on
a logging train at the Smith-Powers
logging camp at Sumner, was instant-
ly killed when he attempted to jump
from a Shay engine which was run
ning wild. Boyer's foot caught as
he essayed to jump and he was torn
to pieces beneath the wheels of the
engine. Boyer leaves a widow and a
D. A. Davis. 19. fell from the
steamer Dispatch, : on the Coquille
river, while engaged in loading milk
cans at the Waistrom wharf. Nobody
saw the boy fall into the water and
he was seen just ts he was sinking,
100 feet away from the boat where
he had been floated by the tide.
cial.) Members of Temple Com
mander)', No. 3, Knights Templar, of
this city, will celebrate Easter Sun
day by attending services in a body
a the First Methodist church that
(Svening. Rev. J. C. Spencer, pastor
af the church, will deliver the ser
mon of the occasion.
Knights to Attend Church.
ALBA N'T. Or.. March 29. (Spe-
is said to pay $800
a year at the pre9-
Ballot Title Requested.
SALEM. Or., March 29. (Special.)
Attorney-General Brown today was
requested to prepare a ballot title for
the proposed law to be submitted to
the voters of Hood River county at
the special election in May fixing the
salary of county school superintend
ent there at $1800 a year. The office
Coos for School Tax.
MARSHFIELD, Or., March 29.
(Special.) The campaign for the
state school measure is receiving sup
port In Coos county and will prob
ably carry with a big vote. Superin
tendent of Schools Mulkey favors the
issue and has put out a circular letter
advising the electors of its worth.
new york or portland
they lead the
$10, $12 to $20
war tax not included. ? ,
men's furnisher and hatter
exclusive but not expensive
331 Washington street
pire have been let to Beezer Bros.,
architects, and plans are being pre
pared for a third one, w:hlch will be
built at Wenatchee. The two al
ready contracted, for are a $95,000
structure at Pasco and a $f.'!0.000
building at Iwlston. The Wenatchee
hospital is to cost $123,000.
Mrs. Osborne to Ue Reappointed.
SALtfM. Or . March 29. (Speria! )
Mrs. O. E. Osborne of Medfnrii wlf
be reappointed a member of the boar
of examination and rejttHtratlon ot
graduate nurses, according to an
nouncement made by Governor OI
cott todHy. '
"HER ELEPHANT MAN'
A delightful circus romance, with Shirley Mason.
THE BABY DOLL BANDIT
A Joe Martin Monkey Comedy
LAST TIMES TODAY
WILLIAM RUSSELL IN
VALLEY OF TOMORROW"
A Rugged Romance
ORCHESTRA MATINEE DAILY AT 2:30
Special Concert Thursday at 3 P. M.
Are You Afraid
Ghosts! Chilhm, oh Lawdyoh-oh-o-o
Murray and the
Gang is one of
the funniest we
have ever had.
Uncle Zeke, Nellie and Jimmie passing the churchyard
after the evening shades have fallen DO see the. ghost that
figured in the terrible ghost story the old negro had told
them a few minutes before. And you will see it, too but
you'll know the truth, which they didn't. People roar with
laughter at this scene in
D. W. GRIFFITH'S
"THE GREATER QUESTION"
PLAYING ALL THIS WEEK
Two Hospital Contracts Lei. m . " " ' -Sf J. ri""
WALLA WALLA, Wash.. March 29. lr I """"""" "-"
(Special.) Contracts for two new & g i
fireproof hospitals in the Inland em- r I Jr J?
cared not: j " : L
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