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THE SUNDAY OREGONIAX, PORTLAM), OCTOBER 1, 1905.
FOUR MORE IN
Graves, Wakefield, Parker and
Foster Feel Hand of
WORKED BEHIND SCENES
Men Who Assisted "Williamson, Ges
ner and Biggs Arts Now In
volved In the Tolls of tho
GRAND JUKY THANKS IIKNET.
The Federal trend Jury, prior to its
adjournment yesterday morning, pre
pared a letter -which was unanimously,
signed by the member of the Jury
and presented to Mr. Heney. The let
ter "was a surprise to the District At
torney and is prized by him as show
ing the appreciation with which his
efforts for the purification ot the state
from land fraud are being received by
those who are best qualified from ex
perlence and observation to Judge of
them. The text of the letter follows:
Portland. Or.. Sept. 20. 1003.
Francis J. Heney. Esq.,
United States Attorney,
Sir; We, the undersigned members
ot the Federal grand Jury. District of
Oregon, beg to express to you our
thanks for your uniform courtesy and
consideration during the weeks that
this Jury has been In session.
We also wish to congratulate you
upon your successful efforts to purge
Oregon of the corruption in high
places under -which the state has been
Buffering for years, and to assure you
that you have our hearty sympathy In
your struggle to bring about better
conditions throughout the United
Hoping that your satisfaction in a
duty well performed will be aug
mented by further honors at the hands
of the people, we are, very sincerely
yours, A. C. Alexander. J. XV. Part
low, William Schmeer. John Shannon,
M. H. Wilds, J. R. Pearl, Jackson A.
Bllyeu. W. A. Jolly. George "W. Bride
well, C. E. Stanard. John Murray,
W. J. Fullerton. "Walter K. Taylor,
Albert P. Vail. George E. Hargreaves,
Charles A. Morden. Frank W. Durbln.
T. H. Fearey, J. W. Bailey. H. Rus
The Federal grand Jury returned yester
day morning- an Indictment against
Charles A. .Grave3, Erwln N. Wakefield,
Ora I. Parker and Robert B. Foster,
charging them with conspiracy to defraud
the Government of Its public land under
the same section of the Federal statute
upon which the Williamson Indictment
Graves, the Surveyor of Crook County;
Wakefield, the former partner of William
son & Gesner, and Parker and Foster, two
entrymen mentioned in the Williamson
indictment, were four ot tho men most
prominently Interested In the conduct of
the WllUamson-Gesner-Blggs trial In the
list of those who worked behind the
Graves, it was repeatedly charged dur
ing the trial of tho Williamson case, was
very active In influencing the Government
witnesses not to testify for the Govern
ment, or if any testimony had to be given,
to tell no more than It was possible for
the District Attorney to worm from them
by his questions.
Position of Wakefield.
Wakefield, the former partner, and an
alleged co-consplrator, refused to testify
for the Government, and also used his in
fluence with Government witnesses tin
blocking the case of the prosecution as
much as possible. Parker and Foster
both told crooked stories ot the dealings
with the Williamson & Gesner firm, and
refused to assist the Government by tell
ing what they knew of the transactions
of the firm.
As they had all filed upon timber lands
along with the rest of the entrymerf who
had appeared as witnesses for the Gov
ernment and were equally guilty of con
spiracy, but had refused to tell what they
had done or to allow thev Government to
prosecute its case in peace, it was thought
"best by Mr. Heney to bring home to them
their illegal actions by indictment.
Conspiracy to Defraud.
The four men are accused of having
conspired on October 2, 1902, with Will
iamson & Gesner to defraud the Govern
ment. It is alleged in the indictment that
they each filed on claims on July 10 of
that year and also induced Sara F. Par
ker, Laura A.v Foster and Monla Graves
to file on the .same date. It is further al
leged that they swore falsely in regard to
the character of the land, their Intentions,
the value, the timber and the intended
disposition of the claims. At the request
of Mr. Heney. bench warrants were Is
sued for the Indicted men, and their ball
was fixed at $4000, the same sum required
in all other similar cases.
The trial of the Jones-Potter-Wade
case, which was set for Monday morning,
has been postponed a day in order to al
low of argument on the demurrers to the
indictment which were filed by M. L
Pipes, attorney for the defendants.
The grand Jury adjourned without a
day, after returning the indictments in
TO MEET AT THE DALLES
Women's Christian Temperance
Union Convention Tuesday.
The annual convention of the Woman's
Christian Temperance Union of Oregon
will convene at The Dalles, October 3 to
6, in the M. E. Church.
Mrs. Smith French is local president.
Miss Maggie Eaton is chairman of the en
tertainment committee. Delegates will
go by rail, leaving at 9:15 A. M., or by
boat, leaving at 7 A. M. from Alder-street
dock. Tuesday, 2 P. M., an executlvo
meeting will be held, and the evening will
bo reception night. Wednesday morning
the convention proper will open by Bible
lesson by Mrs. Bishop Barkley. Routine
work will fill the day sessions.
Wednesday evening the president's an
nual address will be given. Thursday
evening will be platform night Rev.
Ray Palmer and Mrs. Mattlo Graves will
be the principal speakers. Friday a ma.
iron's -gold medal contest is on the pro
gramme. First Bible Spiritual Society.
The semi-annual meeting of the First
Bible Spiritual Society was. held Friday
evening, at 432 East Seventh street, Ira
Taylor in the chair, and it was decided to
hold the Sunday services in future at
Ringlets hall, 309 Alder street- Horace G.
Manning disapproved of the meetings as
now conducted. Ho did not believe In
making a charge for admission to a Sun
day religious service or allowing mediums
on tho platform to give business tests on
Sunday, and thought Sunday should be
reserved for spiritual messages, and one
XV. II. KL.EPFEK HOLDS HIGH OFFICE WITH THE FORESTERS.
XV. H. Klepper, Junior pat grand chief ranger of the Ferestem of Amer
ica, one of the supreme representatives of the grand Jurisdiction of Oregon, has
Just returned from the tupremo convention of the Foresters of America held at
Buffalo, X. T., August 22 to 25, inclusive. ,
Ir. Klepper was especially fortunate in being honored by appointment a
one of the committee on memorial resolutions, the other two members of the
committee were from the "States of Pennsylvania and New Tork. He reports
a very enjoyable trip "and of having heard not few. but many faverable com
ments on the Lewis and Clark Centennial, which was at that time Just at its
After the close of the uefrtoa Mr. Klepper made a flying trip to New Tork
City. Washington. D. C Philadelphia and other Eastern points. The remainder
of the Oregon delegation. S. Kafka and "E. Schneider, not going east of
Buffalo, arrived In Portland some two weeks ahead of him.
evening In the week set apart for business
tests. After further discussion, it was de
cided that In future there should be no
charge for admission to Sunday servicos.
The following officers were elected: Pres
ident, Mrs. R. W. Colson; vice-prerldent,
Ira Taylor; treasurer, R. W. Colson;
financial secretary, Mrs. L. P. Quacken
bush; secretary, P. T. Balls; musical com
mittee, L Taylor, P. T. Balls and Mrs.
Campbell. Services will be held today at
H A. M. and at 7: P. M. The speaker
at the evening service will be J. C. Fer
rell. MUST BEAR FULL ADDRESS
Mall-Order Houses Cannot Profit by
Rural Delivery Xumbers.
GRESHAM, Or., Sept 30. (Special.)
Referring to the action of the Portland
commercial bodies which have made a
protest against the numbering ot rural
free delivery letter-boxes, the Postmaster
at this place authorizes the statement
that by recent action of the Postofflce De
partment, such protests will probably be
unnecessary- Postmistress McColl has
Just received the following order relating
to the matter:
"Relerring to the letter of this ofllce
dated August 7, 1303, relative to number
ing rural mall-boxes, you are advised that
the authorization for tec delivery of ordi
nary mall matter of all classes addressed
to such boxes by number alone Is sus
pended until further notice, and you will
govern yourself accordingly. The other
provision of said letter relative to the
numbering of such boxes should be care
fully carried out."
By revoking that portion of the. order
allowing delivery to boxes by number
alone, all mall matter Is prevented from
being delivered which docs not bear full
address, henco mall order houses cannot
take advantage of the plan to flood the
country with catalogues and circulars.
Mrs. W. B. Gay Still Missing.
Mrs. W. B. Gay, the bride of three
weeks of W. B. Gay, of Linnton, who is
supposed to have left her husband through
Jealousy caused by a former woman em
ploye, has disappeared completely. The
police thought they had her located at
Roseburg, but a search of that lace failed
to reveal her whereabouts. Her husband
has offered $100 reward for information
leading to knowledge of the whereabouts
of his missing wife. The police now be
lieve that she has returned to her formor
home in Oakland, and will be heard from
Will Shoot College Hoodlums.
MADISON. Wis., Sept. 30 "My men
are all provided with weapons, and
while we would deplore any -bloodshed,
yet I have given my officers instruc
tions to shoot in case they aro as
saulted by students, or in case the stu
dents resist arrest. Any attempt to
rescue an arrested student also will be
mot with a reception calculated to in
spire respect for authority."
These words were spoken yesterday
THE "I1EXSKLY TIMBERED" CLAIM
by Mayor W. D. Curtis over the tele
phone to President Van HIse, of the
University of Wisconsin, who called up
the Mayor and thanked him personally
for breaking up a boisterous student
demonstration the night before. Presi
dent Van HIse declared that he heart
ily would co-operate with the city au
thorities in suppressing student vio
lence, and that he had asked Judge
Donovan, of the Municipal Court, to
show no discrimination toward stu
dents, as has been the time-honored
custom of the past.
JAPANESE ART TREASURES
Crowning Feature of the Exposition
and Oriental Fair.
The Oriental building at the Lewis and
Clark Fair was crowded to its capacity :
yesterday. It seemed that everybody was
anxious to avail themselves of the oppor
tunity to secure Japanese articles of mer
chandise and manufacture. The Japanese
exhibits are the most beautiful and costly
ever seen at any world's fair, and they
represent a cash value ot X300.000. This
collection was made from mora than 200
Japanese manufacturers, artist and curio
dealers. ' They do not wish to reshlp these
goods, and, believing that their distribu
tion In America , will benefit their home
market, they hare decided to ' sacrifice
them for their actual cash value Is Japan.
This means about 25 per cent of the price
asked In the marts of our country. It is
really a great blessing to Portland, as it
will enable our citizens to embellish their
homes beautlfuly at trifling cost.
Many of tho more prominent state,
county, city and Exposition officials are
honorary members of the Japaneso Art
Admirers Society, recently organized to
secure this grand collection or exhibits.
It may be Interesting to know that more
than 11000 worth of the most exquisite
Japanese goods will be given away free to
those who are interested in the society's
beneficent work. S. Takata is secretary
and treasurer of the society, while R.
Fukagawa Is president. Those who wish
further Information or wish to Join the so
ciety can do so by applying to the Japan
ese secretary In the Oriental building at
the Lewis and Clark Exposition, at Fair
Japan, on the Trail, at the Portland?. Ho
tel, or by calling on M. Furoya Co., 51
North Fourth street.
Licenses Are Issued.
Although yesterday was a legal holiday.
County Clerk Fields kept his office open
part of the day, knowing there would be
calls for marriage licenses and hunters'
licenses. A number of couples were ac
commodated with the former, and 100
hunters' licenses were Issued, which brings
the total up to 1S30.
Insurance Trust Broken.
JEFFERSON, O.. Sept. 30. The fire in
surance agents of Ashtabula County. 23
of whom were recently indicted on tho
'charge of violating the anti-trust laws In
maintaining an association to regulate
rates, have decided to disband.
OF ORA L. PARKER. WHO WAS INDICT
DEFRAUD THE GOVERNMENT.
HOP GROF NEil
Oregon May This Year Pro
duce a Record Yield
in Its Yards.
ESTIMATES BY. COUNTIES
Quality "Will Not Be Excelled by That
of Any Other State In the
Union Growers Are
Oregon will this year produce - about
100.00) bales of -the choicest hops grown
in the United States. It Is too early yet
to make a very close estimate of the out
put, but it is clear Jhat the yield will be
larger than was estimated a month ago.
From figures gathered by correspondents
of this paper in ihj hopgrowlng sections
of the state, a total of 35,005 bales Is
reached. The exact yield will not be
known until the entire crop I? in the
bale. The hops this year will nearly all
grade as choice, though In some yards
picking was delayed until the rains
started and there the quality will suffer.
The Oregon yield in bales by counties,
according to the latest estimate. Is as
1503. . 1504.
Marion 37.000 33.6&0
Polk .. . 20.000 18.000
Yamhill - ... 10.000 10.000
Lane .: .-... E.O0O 6,600
Clackamas '..i S.000 7.000
Washington ....... 7.50) 6,000
Linn .. 2.4S5 - 2.000
Benton . 1.410 , L250
Josephine 2.1CO 2.000
Douglas 00 500
Multnomah 350 ' SCO
Columbia ISO 150
Clatsop .'. I...'. 100 .10)
Coos 100 ICO
Totals : 9S.O05 S7.K0
LAXE COUNTY ESTIMATE MORE
Hop Crop Will Exceed That ot Last
Year Growers" Will Hold.
EUGENE. Or.. Sept. 30. (Special.)
The best, estimate that-can be made at
the present time of the amount of the
hop crop of thl3 county is not consid
ered much moro than a guess, although
It Is based upon reports from a largo
number of growers. Even among those
who are beat posted there Is a large
variation in estimates. One thing Is
certain, that tho estimate given to The
Oregonlan about the beginning of the
picking season that the county would
have 1000 bales more than In 1904 was
not high enough. One dealer who was
In the .market last year says he polled
the product a year ago and that It
amounted to a little more than 6000
bales. There will be at least 150J) bales
more than that this year, which" would
make 7500 bales, but some estimate aa
nigh as sudd, .no Deuer ngures win ne
available until a poll is. made after the
baling Is completed.
Tho Quality of the hops is considered
gilt edge In every particular. More
pains has been taken In picking and
drying than ever before, and It would
be difficult to Imagine a better hop than
has just been produced In this county.
The dry weather up to near tho closo
of the harvest made the hop rich In
lupullne and ripened it properly. Par
ticular pains were taken to secure clean
picking in nearly all yards, and tho
weather and mature condition of the
hop Itself assisted greatly in' perfect
curing. Tho concensus of opinion now
is that the hops will bear the most
critical Inspection In any markot in
The growers are much interested in
what the price will be, but are not go
ing to dump their product on the first
offers. They do not look for such prices
as last year, yet nono of them doubt
that fair prices will be offered later in
the season. Most ot them are In posi
tion to hold a long time, some even
thinking the market will not reach Its
best before March. A few are con
tracted; some are alarmed lest prices
may go lower, while the majority ex
press great confidence In a 15 to 18-cnt
marketby the last of the year. Buy
ers are not doing anything, and few
asm pies have been pulled.
XiIXX COUNTY'S CROP.
Total Output Placed at 2495 Bales.
Quality Choice, Growers Firm.
ALBANY, Or., Sept. 30. (SpeclaL) The
hop situation In Linn County Is In status
quo, with the exception of the quality,
which Is some 300 bales more than has
been estimated since picking began. Re
ports from all tho yards in Linn County
have been received, and the figures total
25 bales. Just five bales short of 30) more
than has been estimated heretofore. This
total is secured by computation, upon a,
basis of 12 pounds to the box and ISO
pounds to the bale, uniformly. These are
believed to be correct figure? for the aver
age weight of a- box and bale of hops,
Linn County growers are inclined to
hold their product for better prices than
are now offered. Not a hop has been
sold here pi nee picking began, and al-
D YESTERDAY FOR CONSPIRACY TO
- . t
COLUMBIA WOOLEN MILLS
WILL SLAUGHTER PRICES
Will 'Open SKops- in Portland and Revolutionize Tailor Business They Say Suits
' to Order Cheap.
Prohibitive prices for tailor-made
clothes In Portland are doomed, if the
predictions made by President Grant
Phcgley. of the Columbia. Woolen Mills
Company, are fulfilled. Mr. Phegley de
clares that his company will produce
high-grade tailored garments at a cost of
from 520 to J20 the suit, made to the
measure of the wearer.
The company has leased extensive store
and work-room quarters In the new
Elks . Temple, at
is a lery Sevenh and Stark
Xarre Stock. streets, and has laid
in what Is believed to be a larger assort
ment of suitings than has ever been dis
played by any one firm In the Northwest,
wholesale or retail.
The Columbfa Woolen Mills Company,
while a local firm, is the Portland rep
resentative of a syndicate of mill?, which
during the past few years has been open
ing retail establishments in the larger
cities of the country. Wherever It has
Inaugurated a branch, it has'' practlcally
revolutlonlzed the tailoring business, for
it has conducted its operations upon so
daring a scale as to make It possible to
turn out clothing at a price that cannot
be approached by tailors who continue in
the rut ot bid business method?.
The aim of the syndicate has been to
come in direct relations with the con
sumer to wipe- out the multiplicity of
Jobbers' profits that are made when fab.
rics aro handled by a number of Jobbers
and middle men before they finally reach
the shelves of the tailor who makes them
"Wo intend to tako the public right Into
our confidence," said Mr. Phegley. "We
though tho market has remained steady
at 12 to 13 cents for choice hops, there Is
Beside being felly up to early expecta
tions, the Linn County hop crop Is choice
In class. Reports assure a first grade crop
from every yard In the county. Hops
are In the bin now, and will not be baled
for some time, but samples have been
received which rank with the first grade
The figures which substantiate the early
estlmate of the Linn County crop, and
raise it about 300 bales, are gathered from
growers In the six hop districts of tho
county. As stated above, figured on a
basis of 12 pounds to the box and ISO
pounds to the- bale uniformly, the total
for the county is 2-(&j bales, and is ap
portioned in -the several district as fol
lows: Brownsville, EGO bales; Lebanon.
2& bales; Scio, 400 bales; Albany. 135
bales; Jefferson and Black Dog. iOQ bales;
Linn County side of the Harrisburg dis
trict. 700 bales.
Kola Nels. the leading hopdealer ot
Albany, when asked today regarding the
prospect for hops, said: "I anticipate a
little rise should England find that Ore
gon samples suit them best, and are early
buyers. In New York State, as well as
in Washington, they are reported to have
harvested a crop 'of mixed Quality, and
should this be the case, no doubt England
will look to Oregon and California for hor
supply. Ex-en with a large crop In Eng
land, brewers thcro will buy from 30.000
to 40.000 bales in the United States yearly,
but they may not bo early buyers unless
they are anxious to pick up the best lots.
If they,-should enter the market early, no
doubt It will stiffen the price for choice
export goods a few cents. Growers have
the rltuatlon In their hands. If they
weaken or sell freely they will demoralise
the market and lower prices considerably.
I know positively that short sellers are
offering great quantities at very low
prices for future delivery, and some deal
ers on this Coast, who are also large
growers, aro unloading their stock at the
present prices. Very few orders are In
Eastern brewere seem to hold off buy
ing, and are following again a hand-to-mouth
policy. The ruling price for choice
goods is from 12 to 13 cents."
EQUAIi TO LAST YEAR.
Yamhill County Harvests .10,000
'Bales of Choice Quality.
MCMINNVILLE. Or.. Sept. 30.-(Spe-cial.)
Hop growers In Yamhill county
have practically harvested thel'r crops.
In some yards the picking is not yet
finished, but the number of such yards
yi small. The yield for this season is
somewhat better than was at first antici
pated and the year's output will be about
10,000 bales, or equal to that of last year.
The quality of the crop Is very good.
This Is even true of yards yielding the
first crop. This seems in large measure
due to the exceptionally good care given
the yards by the growers. Samples
taken by buyers from various yards have
been from good prime to choice, and no
poor samples have as yet appeared.
Although the yield is about equal to
that of last year, the growers thus far
bave shown no desiro to sell, and seem
to believo that the good quality of the
hops helps "to Justify them to wait for
good prices. As yet no sales have been
made and the only offers have been 12
and 12 .cents.
In brief the situation In Yamhill county
la this: Crops normal, quality very good;
growers waiting for better offers.
YIELD AND QUANTITY BETTER
Clackamas County Crop Shows Good
OREGON; "CITY. Or., Sept- 30.-(Spe-clal.)
The curing and baling ot the hop
crop in this county has hardly progressed
sufficiently to warrant an accurate estl
cnato as to the yield. In the aggregate,
however, the yield by reason of the in
creased acreage, will exceed that of last
year, while the Quality will be materially
better. With the exception of a few
yards the product will surpass In quan
tity that of last year while the quality
will be far better than that of the 1S04
On the Dr. Nichols yard north of this
city, there was picked from a 15-acre
yard, planted last March, the" phenomenal
crop of 27,000 pounds, green weight, of
baby hops, while a matured yard of the
same acreage produced 63.000 pounds.
Jacob Mlloy, a prominent grower of the
Wilsonvllle district, reports that the crop
in that section of the county is an im
have no secrets to conceal. We can make
as fine a suit a little finer I might say
,. for $20 to J30 as can
ae Salts bc bought from a
To Be Cheap. merchant tailor for
from 533 to $50. In styles and patterns
we can beat the merchant tailor by at
least one season, as our fabrics come di
rect from the mills as toon as they are
designed and woven, without having to
be stocked indefinitely in some Jobbing
house. We are here to prove this to the
satisfaction of every man who wears
clothes, and I have not a particle of
doubt that we shall build up an immense
business here In Portland."
New fabrics, according to Mr. Phegley.
cannot reach the merchant tailor within
a year ot the time they are designed and
woven. In the meantime they are shelved
In warehouses, while samples are hawked
around the country to smaller Jobbers
and retailers by salesmen who must dis
pose of the patterns before the goods
The mill syndicate, represented by the
Columbia Woolen Mills Company. In
cludes some ot the foremost mills in the
world, and its operations In the last few
years have demonstrated that It can
reach the wearer of the clothes about a
year earlier than by the old middleman
Jobbing system. The purchaser of the
c, . ... clothes In that way
2,ot getg the benefit of
Aa tlfiuated. fashions one. season
earlier, and at prices made possible only
by the fact of eliminating the middle
man's profit and the salaries of numerous
While the syndicate stores are keen
competitors of the established merchant
tailors. It Is not upon their trade that
the most serious Inroads have been made,
but upon the business of the retailer of
It Is a notorious fact, as any close
friend whom you may have In the cloth
ing business will tell you. that the selling
price of a roady-to-wear suit la 50 per
cent more than Its cost. In other words
the retail clothing man doubles his
money. The Jobber who sells to the re
taller makes a profit, and that, added to
the 0 per cent made by the retailer, will
give you an Idea of what clothes can
really be sold for, when the clothes go
from the factory to the purchaser direct,
said Mr. Phegley
The retailer." he continued, "has to
make a heavy profit. It is necessary for
the reason that he carries such a variety
of sizes and shapes In- stock, an average
of 60 different sizes for each pattern. In
other words, he has an immense amount
of stock in proportion to his sales de
teriorating upon his tables. The dealer
m - s fortunate if he
BiffProflU disposes of half of
Ob Clotblnc- his stock during a
season. At the end of a season be Is
provement over the 1904 crop both In re
spect to quality and quantity.
Offers of 12 and 13 cents are being
made by dealers, but growers are re
jecting all such bids.
3LANY ACRES ARE UNPICKED
Some Slow Growers In Polk County
Will Lose Heavily.
INDEPENDENCE. Or.. Sept. SO.--(Special.)
The cloudy weather gives a
gloomy aspect to the closing days of
the hopplcklng season. In fact, the
prospect bids fair, for some growers'
who have hops yet on the vines, to lose
and tho output for the Independence
district to be correspondingly cut down
from what It would have been with
There Is yet standing- In this district
close to 400 acres of unpicked hops, and
they are of the heaviest. The hops al
ready saved are of excellent quality,
and the hops saved will very nearly
equal In amount the output of the dis
trict last year.
Growers are in shape to hofd if they
want to, and there are no sales being
made, nor, so far as .can be ascertained,
is any effort being made to sell.
QUALITY IS PERFECT.
About 37,000 Bales of Hops Will Be
Gathered In Marlon.
SALEM, Sept. 20. While it is yet too
early'to make accurate statements ot the
yield of hops In Marlon County this year,
estimates by men in the best position to
Judge aro that the total yield will be In
the neighborhood of 37,000 bales. The
quality will be perfect. In about a week,
when tho work of baling Is farther ad
vanced, a fairly accurate statement of
the actual yield can be made an.d the
samples will show the quality.
Growers arc showing little disposition
to sell at present prices, but it is be
lieved that 15 cents a pound would cause
rapid selling. Most of the business at
present Is between dealers.
Douglas Crop Increased.
ROSEBURG. Or.. Sept. 30. (Special.)
This year's hop crop In Douglas County
will approximate eight hundred bales.
The quality Is good. No sales are re
ported, as growers expect prices to rise
Benton County's Yield.
CORVALL13. Sept. . 30. (Special.) The
estimated yield of hops in this vicinity Is
at the Portland Fair
S1E was in the Manufactures build
ing examining with Interest a pretty
toy of polished steel. At last It dawned
upon her and'she turned obligingly to her
companions to explain:
"Thlc is so Ingenious." she said. "It is
a miniature combination of hoe and rake.
The same movement that breaks up the
lumps of clay will rake the field also,
thus saving time and physical force. In
all farming Implements there Is a wonder
ful Improvement constantly going on.
How much la this toy," sha Inquired of
"That safety razor madam," replied the
young lady, "Is $2. You sec it Is Impossi
ble for a man to hurt himself with It.
so the men who want to can be their
"Ohi" exclaimed the wise one. discon
certed, but atlll good-natured, "it's for a
different sort of stubblefield from the one
I was thinking about. There's lots to
learn at tho Fair, isn't there?"
Eor Education of the Negro.
NEW YORK. Sept 30. A special
meeting- of the John C Martin Educa
tional Fund, an organization for the
uplifting- and bettering- of the negro,
was held in this city last nlghC Re-
! submitted to tho trustees by the Rev.
Dr. S. G. Miller, and plans were dis
cussed for the future. '
Dr. Miller stated that provision has
been made for the maintenance of a
normal department in 11 colleges and
universities for negroes throughout
forced to clear out old stock at a positive
Tho syndicate tailoring establishments
have no such risk to incur, as the fab.
rlcs are not made up Into garments until
the cloth has actually been sold to the
man who Is to wear the clothes. There
Is no heavy loss at the end of the sea
son, as the patterns are sold to merchant
tailors In small towns where they will
still be the "latest 3tyle" a year later.
There are no broken lines to be sacrificed,
and 'no loss entailed .upon the syndicate.
The syndicate therefore can afford to re
duce its prices to a point where the re
taller of ready-made garments cannot
successfully protect himself against
woolen mills competition.
The syndicate has met with singular
success In organizing their workroom
departments. It has found favor with the
Journeymen tailors for the reason that
It pays higher wages than the schedule
and that strictly on a salary basis. The
-..,., wage scale Insures
HICh Salaried the securInfr of 9U
Worklnsmen. perlor workman
ship. It la a part of the policy to pro
vide light, airy workshops for Its work
ing forces, and because ot pleasant,
healthful BurrToundlngs. the company
finds that the best in tailor work is
turned out. The size of the business en
ables the syndicate to employ special
ists. One man Is an expert on button
holesdoes nothing else. Another bastes
nothing else. One Is especially expert
at finishing trousers; another In finishing
vests; another In finishing linings.
The Columbia Woolen Mills Company is
following the methods which have been
so successful elsewhere. Mr. Phegley.
for years a member of a well-known local
merchant tailoring firm, was until the or
ganization of his new company directly
In the employ of one of the syndicate
mills as salesman of fabrics to the tailor
ing trade. C. E. Johnson, secretary of
the new company, was manager ot one
. of the syndicate's
BtwtaeM I stQre3 m Kaiua3
Great Sncces.. City Meyer
GUmbert. superintendent of the work
shop, has been employed in a like capac
ity in several of the syndicate's shops.
The syndicate tailoring idea has met
with such signal success elsewhere that
there Is little fear but that the present
now company will achieve like results.
Four of these so-called syndicate stores
are owned by the manufacturers. The Co
lumbia Woolen Mills Company Is owned
in Portland, but the local establishment
Is In close contract relations with the
parent Institution. It is In harmony with
the polfcy of the syndicate stores to be
outside the high-rent districts. That
policy has resulted so successfully else
where that the company has no doubt
that their business in the Elks' -.building
will soon assume mammoth proportions.
the South, In which they have a regu
lar and systematic instruction in the
Session of County Clerks.
The convention ot County Clerks and
Recorders was In session yesterday morn
ing, and after electing officers for the
ensuing year, adjourned. The officers
chosen are as follows: President. J. W.
Roland. County Clerk. Marlon County;
vice-president. H. Henderson. County
Clerk. Columbia County; Secretary H. S.
McDanlel. County Clerk, Sherman Coun
ty; treasurer, J. C. Clinton. Clatsop Coun
ty; directors, J. C. Slegmund, Recorder.
Marlon County; Simeon Bolton. Clerk.
Wasco County, and Frank Sallng, Clerk.
Umatilla County. After adjournment
the Exposition was visited.
Brings Message to Y. 31. C. A.
Sir William Godsell, a member of the
National Council of tho Young Men's
Christian Association of Great Britain,
who Is visiting In Portland, will bring a
message of greetng to the men's meeting
at the Portland Association this after
noon at 3:30 o'clock. The address of the
day is to be given by Dr. E. L. House on
the subject, "The World's Masterpiece"
Special music will be furnished by the
Association Glee Club. At 5 o'clock a
special meeting will be held of the men
who are enrolled In the Bible classes
which open next week.
Washington's Flrs't Ball.
x SEATTLE, Sept. SO. (Special.) A can
non ball, believed to have been fired by
the United States sloop-of-war Decatur
in 1SSS, when that warship arrived in Se
attle harbor Just In time to save the In
habitants from massacre by the Indians,
has been deposited in the State Univeralty
Museum. The ball, weighing 31 pounds,
was dug up by workmen engaged in put
ting through the Great Northern tunnel
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