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THE SUNDAY OREGON! AX, PORTLAND, NOVEMBER 3, 1907.
CARLETQN 7 VISITS
I'S HOME
Festival in His Honor Held by
Former Neighbors at
Hillsdale.
TALK OF THE OLD DAYS
f
Poet Points Out Scenes of His
Ver-WK That Iflns Ago Bo
th me Familiar in Kvery
Americun Household.
HILLSDALE. Mich., Oct. 26. A tall,
sallow man with twinkling eyes and a
sensitive, homely mouth, stood on the
front porch of nn old farmhouse and
talked to the neighbors he had known
for three-score years. The keen Autumn
wind blew his white hair back from his
forehead. The Unawec Hills, their
slopes swathed in blue haze, their heights
radiant with the leaf crown of scarlet
and gold, smiled wanly in upon the gentle
scene. The country people from a dozen
towns in the southern tier of Michigan
counties gazed with fond upturned faces
into the eyes of the poet, whom they
think of as peculiarly their own Will
Carleton. who had sung to them and
their fathers of "Over the Hill to the
Poor House." or "Betsy and I Are Out,"
"Out of the Old House, Nancy," "Gone
With a Handsomer Man," and "I'ncle
Sammy." From the steps of the house
where he was born 62 years ago he talked
tenderly to them In his own wy ' and
their own way. . He had come back to
them from his Eastern home for a day
and they had come by train and farm
wagon to greet him and tell him how
proud -of him they were.
"I stand here friends," he said, "the
last of my race. Around us stretched
unbroken forest when first the Carleton
axes wer? heard here. 1 remember many
a night when I've sat out here and won
dered If I could ever go to Hillsdale col
lege. It didn't cost much in those days,
but if it had cost a million dollars it
would have meant as much to me for
it was money that had to be made. I
can remember when the railroad that
hears the New York Central cars by this
door now was laid with rails of hard
wood. .Later these rails were cornered
with strap iron that had a way of curling
up and ripping its way through the floor
of the car that made the aisle of the
car a'more desirable place to stand in on
your journey than the seats- were to sit
in." -Old
Farm Changed.
In the morning the trains that pass a
hundred feet from the door of the Carle
ton homestead had made a special stop
to unload the pilgrims that had come to
participate in the home-coming festival.
"Father," he continued, "would never
hRve believed that this farm would ever
heroine a railroad station even for a
single day. All here was woodland when
?ie arrived: no railroad, no highways, but,
noys, Indians, plenty of them. Always
the. Indiana got a friendly -welcome at
father's door."
Origin of Old Poem.
The poet pointed with his long arms
cross the yellow highway that leads to
;he East between the drowsy Autumn
fields. "Over there." he said, "when I
was a boy, lived old Sammy Close. Some
af you may remember that he figures as
'I'ncle Sammy' in-a "certain poem of that
title that seems to have been successful
In making our country smile. Well, the
"cal Sammy lived over there you can al
most see the top of his house, and, like
the Sammy in the poem, was a great ar
guer. We ufed to think that the doubt
ful measure of happiness he had enjoyed
with the two ladles with whom he at
tempted matrimonial experience was due
to tlie fact that he was too smart, as we
put it. too much . of a debater. Well, he's
dad now. or I wouldn't tell you about
him. There are a good many people In
Hudson that I have written about, but I
took care never to tell them about it un
til they were dead.
"Over there to the west, in HlUsdali.
there stood in the old days a county poor
house. Sometimes I used to visit the in
mates there and hear their troubles. And
sometimes I used to see old people old
women, yes, old women who had put
their property into the hands of their
children, passing up the road on their
way to the poorhouse on the other side
of the hill to the south of Hillsdale, about
three miles. It was a pretty consider
able, large hill. I had thought much
about the cruelty of children to parents,
and when It came time to write the poem
called 'Over the Hill to the Poorhouse' I
may say that it seemed fairly to write it
self. My mind. I think I may say, has
always wandered that way a single idea
has served as a sort of magnet that gath
ers to itself all I have ever heard or seen
or learned about the subject I have in
hand. Such was the origin of that
poem."
A year ago last Summer the original
r"rhou.se of Will's poem moved from its
first Kite, which was three miles south
and a little to the west of Hillsdale on the
Cambria road, i Newer county buildings
still stand there. The old poorhouse
was a two-story building, part of which
was torn down. What was left was
bought by Jonas Brown, wealthy old
farmer, who moved- It to his place still
another mile to the south. He painted it
up and put a cellar under it and there it
now stands four . miles from Hillsdale,
very neat and trim at last and making a
nice temporary dwelling.
This should settle a long mooted ques
tion, for several buildings in Hillsdale
County have been proclaimed as the origi
nal of the world-famous structure of Will
Carleton's ballad.
The Carlt-ton home-coming festival was
the idea of Joseph W. Mauck, president of
Hillsdale College, originally a Free Will
Baptist institution, where the poet was
educated between while of teaching in dis
trict schools, and where he took his
degree In IStgl. and of which he is -now a
trustee. Many Chlcagoans, among them
Byon J. Arnold, Wallace Heckman. busi
ness counselor to the I'niversitv of Chi
cago, and J. D. Williams, the "publisher,
are graduates of this school, which also
counts among its alumni "Fire-When-You're-Ready"
Grldley, Helen Gouger.
Senator Albert J. Hopkins, several state
chief Justices and half a dozen college
presidents. . ,
Large Crowd Greets Him.
Mr. Carleti'ii has lived In Brooklyn, X.
Y., for more than a quarter of a cen
tury. He still owns the old Carleton home
stead farm of 60 acres 20 miles east of
Hillsdale and 17 miles west of Adrian.
Preparations for the home-coming have
been under way for a fortnight agd this
morning at 7 o'clock the star of the oc
casion showed up at Hillsdale to join the
throng that were going with him across
country to the old home. He came In
from a lecture tour that had taken him
to nine towns since last Monday.
All along the southern tier of . counties
in Central Michigan the people had re
sponded. "Bobby" Burns used to receive
such greetings from the Ayershire folks
when he fared among them on market
days. Not many poets since his day could
BOYHOOD
command such a tribute from busy un
emotional farmers. These were the towns
represented: Cold Water, Qulncy, Hills
dale. Osseo. Plttsford, Clayton, Blissfleld.
North Adams. Heading, Jonesvllie, Hud
son and Adrian.
The second quarter of the 19th cen
tury, when Will Carleton's father pio
neered into these parts from New Hamp
shire, the region now populated with the
pretty towns I have named was down as
the "Michigan" and it was a wilderness.
Today It Is one of the fairest farming
countries in the world. The father was
a pronounced abolitionist, and his farm
house was a station on the underground
slave route. The mother was a woman
of profound but cheerful piety. Of her
the son spoke beautifully today. Local
Mayors accompanied the procession.
Mayor Howard Waldron of Hillsdale in
formed the poet of the resolutions of wel
come and honor that the City Council had
passed. Rev. Milo J. Sweet extended
greetings on behalf of the town of Hud
son. A great silk American ' flag, pre
sented by Henry McGee, a Chicago
lawyer, to the college,' was borne to the
birthplace and bung in front of the house.
Hillsdale students, waving pennants of
ultra-marine blue, swarmed everywhere
and from time to time chanted:
Thpn whoop'er up for 'arleton.
For good old Billy Carleton, -
And make him want to stay.
Visit the Schoolliouse.
It proved, too, that there is the sense
of poetry and the love of It in everyday
American life, for it is a striking thing
that a farming region for a radius
of aO jniles should pour out its plowmen
and parsons, school children and its shop
keepers to honor the man who had taug"ht
them that there was poetry in every
aspect of their practical 4ives and their
sedate landscape. Half a mile down the
highway from the Carleton farm stands
the stocky, boxlike, little white school
house where the poet learned his three
"R's." They call it now the "Carle
ton School." and a portrait of him hangs
on the walls along with one of the Presi
dent. A flag fluttered in the doorway.
Great sprays of asparagus and red ber
ries were the interior decorations. To
this one-story, one-room structure, which
stands in a lonely place at the inter
section of the roads, the pilgrims re
paired at 9 o'clock. In accordance with
ancient district school tradition the room
was insufferably hot, a sheet iron stove
working overtime in the center aisle. On
the blackbord in the round, correct hand
of the teacher were chalked these words:
Boys flying kites haul In their white-winged
birds :
You can't do that way. when you're flying
words.
Thoughts unexpressed may sometimes fall
back dead.
But God himself can't kill them when they-re
said.
Speak In Schoolliouse.
There was much speechifying at the
schoolhouae, which was packed with
old friends, who were called upon by
President Mauck, as if they still were
school children. ' Mr. Williams, now
the dignified Chicago publisher in the
Fine Arts building, was Introduced as
"Little Jimmy Williams, who will now
speak his piece."
Mr. Carlton addressed the assem
blage as follows:
"Fellow Pupils and Schoolmaster and
Boys' and Girls I look around this
room and 1 pick out the places where
I used to sit; sometimes it was over
by that window, sometimes there,
sometimes. I grieve to say, on the
floor when I had been bad and was
caught at It. In a general way, I may
say that I sought the best place and
then held it down as long as I could.
I have been trying to do that in life
ever since." -
He told how he had beeif larruped
by the schoolmaster when he was de
tected writing a combination of epi
gram and epitaph that should embalm
the failings of that long-gone peda
gogue, and he insisted that he never
would have been caught if the rhyme
for the last line had not stumped him
and caused a fatal delay.
, Controls His Feelings.
As he surveyed the throng around
him he said: "If I were In the habit of
letting my feelings 'overcome -me, I
would be crying now. If anybody else
here wants to cry, however. I shall
be glad to see them at It. Dear neigh
bors, I don't know why you should
honor me today as you do by your
presence here. In regard to this local
ity and my relations- with it. I don't
want to be egotistical, but I know that
is what you want me to talk about.
I had a father a mighty good one,
too and If it were he whom you met
.to honor you would understand it.
Maybe he's here today I hope he is."
"My sweet mother. 1 used to think,
lived in two worlds at one time., here
and in heaven. But her religion was
cheery and helpful. Night after night
3he was with the sick not as a trained
nurse, except as love and duty and
devotion trained her not as a paid
nurse except as God wa,s her pay
master. "Three years ago my wife, who I
pray could have lived to see. this day,
went away to a betfr land, and on her
tomb in Greenwood we carved the
words, 'She made home her palace.' So
I stand here the last of my race. But
I see, some friends of my youth. There
Is Chauncey York. Come up here,
Chauneey. Chauncey lives in Pennsyl
vania now. and has made several hun
dred thousand dollars out of a medi
cine he compounded. He was the model
boy of this w-hole region, and once
when I asked him If he believed Jonah
really could have swallowed the whale
iie said lie was sure that if it was
necessary for Jonah to swallow the
whale the Lord would give him the
strength to do It. I used to go out in
the fields and watch Chauncey work,
and I'd say, 'That's right, go ahead,'
and father said Chauncey did more
work in a day than I did in a week. I
guess that was a fair estimate.
"Friends, this spot Is very dear, very
sacred to me. From where I stand the
throne of grace has been invoked not
1)00 times, not 5000, not 10.000, but as
I compute it 30,000. And so I say to
you that great Influences are hovering
here, teaching us still that unless our
bands take hold on the world above,
our feet can find no firm foundation
In the world we inhabit here."
He closed by reciting "Out of the Old
House, Nancy," for them and, then
there was great handshaking and al
bum signing and good old-fashioned
visits and the singing of "My Country,
'TIs of Thee." In the evening there
was a civic and collegiate reception to
Mr. Carleton at the beautiful home of
the Mauck's on the. Hillside Heights.
A feature of the day was the presence
of Mrs. Anne Gridlfy, mother of "Fire
When You're Ready" Grldley. and a
nurse beloved of the soldiers in the
Civil War, of whom, said Mr. Carleton,
"If they had to die. died feeling as
though mother and sister were by their
sides, if only Mrs. Grldley were there."
She was saluted and feted all day long.
She Is S3 years old' and still a clerk in
the land patent office at Washington.
Thus was the poet of the farm
crowned by the people of Michigan
with the maple leaves of gold and scar
let that he loves. They didv it because
he has added something to the body
of poetry that all the world knows
and has committed to the heart of
memory.
And so it will live.
Bishop Moore Will Preside.
TACOMA, Wash., Nov. 2. (Special.)
Three prominent bishops of the
Methodist Episcopal Church will par
ticipate in the dedication of the Uni
versity of Puget Sound. Sunday. No
vember 10. Bishop Moore, of Portland,
Will preside. Bishop William I' Mc
Dowell, of Chicago, and Bishop Karl
Cranston, of Washington, D. C, will
take part in the services.
FROM CAPTAIN TO GENERAL
GREELY'S PROMOTION DUE TO
SERVICK IX ARCTIC.
Rapid Rise Unprecedented in His
tory of American Army General
Will Be Retired Next Year.
Vancouver: barracks. Wash.,
Nov. 2. (Special.) Major-General A. W.
Greely. who was. by recent, order of the
War Department, transferred from the
command of the Department of the Co
lumbia to the Department of the Dako
tay, will leave Vancouver for St. Paul,
headquarters of the Department of the
Dakotas. about December 1. General
Greely is nearing the age limit for active
service in the Army, being nearly 64 years
old. He will retire in March, 1908. It is
generally thought among the officers of
the staff that the transfer to St. Paul Is
not disagreeable to the General.
General Greely came to the Department
of the Columbia last July, when he was
transferred from the Northprn division,
with headquarters at Chicago. ,
General Greely entered the Army as a
private of Company B of the Nineteenth
Massachusetts volunteers, July 26, 1S61.
He was made a Second Lieutenant of vol
unteers in 1S63, promoted to First Lieuten-
MAN AND WIFE
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Burkhart Photo. Lebanon. Or.
MR. AND MRS. JOHN It. SMITH, OF LKBAKOV.
LEBANON, Or.. Nov. 2. (Special.) Mr. and Mrs. John R. Smith
celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary at their home in this
city this week by giving a family reunion and banquet to their chil
dren and a few friends.
Mr. Smith left his home in Ohio 55 years ago, at the age of 22.
and crossed the plains by ox team to California, arriving there in
the Fall of !S50. After a - year In California, he returned to
Ohio, coming back by ox team in 1852, and settled in Marion Coun
ty, not far from Salem. ,
Mrs. Smith came to Oregon in 1S53 with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Peebler and settled near Sublimity, in Marion County. They were mar-,
ried at Sublimity on October 25. 1857, tne groom being 27 years old
and the bride 17. In 1865 they came to Linn County, settling near
Lebanon, where they lived for many years until they retired from ag
riculture and came to Lebanon to. live. For six years Mr. Smith served
as postmaster of Lebanon, having been appointed by President Mc
Kinley. To them have been born five children, all of whom are living and
attended the reitnion. These are:. Mrs. D. V. S. Reid. of H'eppner, Or.;
Mrs. G. N. Bolton, of Lebanon; Mrs. W. S. Mayberry, of , Milton, Or.;
Dr. I. M. Smith, of Tillamook, and N. W. Smith, a merchant of Leb
ant in 1864. and made a Captain In 1865.
In the same year he was breveted Ma
jor for "faithful and meritorious service
during the war." In 1857 he was commisJ
sjoned in the regular service as a Second
Lieutenant. He was promoted to First
Lieutenant in 1873, and shortly after was
made Captain of the Fifth Cavalry.
While he was Captain he was detailed to
command the Arctic expedition In which
he nearly lost his life, together with his
entire command. They were finally res
cued by a relief expedition. After his re
turn, in 1SS7, he was promoted from Cap
tain to Brigadier-General and made chief
signal officer of the Army. This promo
tion was unprecedented in the history of
the American Army. To promote an offi
cer more than one rank at a time, al
though it is within the power of the War
Department, is rarely done, and to ad
vance an officer from Captain to General,
as was done in Greely's case, was unpre
cedented at that time, but on account of
his brilliant record and his excellent work
during the Arctic expedition precedents
were overlooked.
In 1906 Greely was made a Major-General
and placed in command of the North
ern division, and in 1907 was transferred to
the Department of the Columbia. . e is
the only General now in the Army that
rose to that position from a private.
Colonel Woodbury, of the liiird Infan
try, now at Fort Lawton, is second in
command of the department, ' and will
probably assume command after the
transfer of General Greely, provided no
other General is sent to command. The
officers of the staff are of the opinion that
Brigadier-General Edgerly will be sent to
command the- department. Edgerly ex
pressed a desircto come here. He is now
in Europe studying tfie European systems
of maneuvering troops.
BLOCKS HEAVIEST HAULING
Abuse of Highways Leads Polk Su
pervisor to Act.
SALEM. Or., Nov. -2. (Special.) The
Road Supervisor In Eola precinct. Polk
County, has devised a new and apparent
ly effective plan for the protection of some
of the roads in his Jurisdiction during the
Winter months. The plan works so well
that It is likely to be adopted elsewhere.
He has learned by observation that
roads are cut up in the rainy weather
by farmers who .haul heavy loads over
them. There Is no law to prevent the
hauling of heavy loads, so he sought an
other legal method of preventing this
abuse of the highways. ' What is known
as the Oak Grove road is used quite ex
tensively by wood haulers, whose wagons
cut deep ruts as soon as the roads be
come soft. About a week ago the Road
Supervisor decided that a short stretch of
road on a steep hill needed a coat, of
gravel, so he put on coarse gravel about
eight inches deep. He will follow this up
by plowing the ditch and side of the road.
Then a team cannot haul a heavy load
over the bed of loose gravel, and as the
size of a load will be limited by the quan
tity a team can haul over the most diffi
cult place, the whole road will be pro
tected. From a legal standpoint the graveling
and plowing were part of the process of
surfacing and draining. In practice this
work prevents injury to some ten miles of
highway.
McMIXXVlLLE .AWARDS PRIZES
Lownsdale Declines to' Compete, but
Makes Hair or Exhibit.
MMINNVILLE. Or., Nov. 2. The
silver cups that were offered as pre
miums at the Apple Fair, which
closed today, were awarded to the follow
ing named exhibitors: D. C. Van Dorn,
for the best commercial packing, the best
display of Baldwins and the best display
of Ben Davjs; J. K. Guttry, for the best
dlsplay of Bellefiower ar.d Northern Spy;
J. B. Todd, for best Yellow Newtown
Pippins: Fred A. Crawford, for best Spltz
enberg; and W. R. Everst, for best Kings.
Mr. Lownsdale's magnificent display
comprised more than half of the apples on
exhibition, but lie refused to compete for
the prizes, saying his contribution to the
glory of horticulture was reward enough.
Thomas Prince. the walnut-grower,
would not Jtllow his fine exhibit of wal
nuts to compete for any of the prizes,
and in token of their appreciation of his
interest in the Fair the Walnut Club
asked Mm to accept the silver cup that
they had offered for the best display of
walnuts.
MUST COM PL, Y WITH THE LAW
Commission Houses Slow to Get in
Line With Paulhamus Bill.
' S BATTLE, Wash., Nov. 2. (Special.)
Senator W. H. Paulhamus,' president of
the Puyallup & Sumner Fruit Growers'
Association, has begun an active cam
paign looking to the enforcement of the
commission house bill passed by the last
Legislature at his instance. The bill
provides that commission houses receiving
shipments as consigned goods must make
returns to the shipper within a brief
period and must file a $3000 bond to ob
serve the provisions of the law. There are
other and minor provisions to the. Act.
which met with determined opposition
from some of the commission men at first.
Some reliable houses went so far as to
pass out of existence as commission
FOR FIFTY YEARS
houses. In other words, they now buy
outright all of the produce they sell, and
then are not accountable In any way for
the price which they charge' for their
goods. Others took out the necessary li
cense and tiled the necessary bond and
are endeavoring to comply with the new
law. Still others are still doing a com
mission business, but have refused to
comply with the law in any respect. Sen
ator Paulhamus. it Is known, has al
ready threatened one Western avenue
house of the latter class with swift prose
cution unless it desisted from its unlawful
practices.
WASHINGTON SUPREME COURT
Decisions Rendered in Cases Sent Up
From Lower Tribunals.
OLYM PI A. Wash., Nov. 2. (Special.)
The State Supreme Court has rendered
the following decisions:
. David M. Hoffman against George L.
Dickson and others, from Pierce County,
for specific performance of a contract to
sell real estate, judgment of the lower
court ordering a warranty deed given,
affirmed: W. W. Seymour against G. A.
Lafurgey, Mason County, affirms the de
cision of Judge Linn in granting an in
junction to prevent sale of the property
pending a termination of the litigation;
Mary M. Miller & Sons against T. W.
Daniels and Mason County, the Supreme
Court holds that a tax sale of property
described as "25 acres in section 14" is
void because of lack of definiteness;
Levfls- County against William McGeorge
and -fithers, to collect assessments for
construction of a ditch, judgment for the
county affirmed: judgment recovered by
N. G. Wheeler against the city of Aber
deen for $500 was affirmed. The authori
ties tore down a shack in the fire limits,
and judgment is for destroying stock in
the shack: B. Donovan against C. Clair
Olson, action'to quiet title, brought by a
mother against her son. lower court held
thathe son was entitled to a half of the
property as heir of his dead father, de
cision reversed: Olga Ramsdell against
Edwin A. Ramsdell. Pierce County, the
husband appealed from a decree of di
vorce, property judgment was correct,
but there shotild have been a finding as to
the residence; H. M. Brunnett against M.
J. Gleason, affirmed a judgment that a
deed of real estate was actually a mort
gage for security of a ioani: American
Bonding Company against S. S. Loed and
others, judgment is affirmed foreclosing
the Bonding Company's lien on stock of
the Pacific Brewing & Malting Company
put up as security for the issuance of a
bond.
Use Regular Work-Train Crew.
PENDLETON. Or'.. Nbv. 2. (Special.)
Orders were received here this evening
from General Manager O'Brien counter
manding the orders of Chief Engineer
Boschke to Engineer Brandon, which were
to the effect that the entire construction
crew was to -be put back to work to com
plete in a rush the Umatilla Central into
Pilot Rock. Brandon's orders from the
general manager ware to disband the
crews he had organized today and turn
the construction outfit over to the di
vision track department. ' which would
finish the work. This is taken to mean
the last three miles will he finished under
the roadmaster's department with the reg
ular work train crew.
Haw ley Names His Secretary.
SALEM. Or.. Nov. 2. (Special.) Con
gressman Hawley today announced that
he has appointed Ronald C. Glover, of this
city, to be his private secretary. Glover
is a young attorney, formerly a student at
Willamette University, and secretary to
Mr. Hawley while the latter was present
of ' the institution. Glover will assume his
duties as private secretary In January.
The position pays a salary of $1200 a year.
Congressman Hawley and family will
leave for Washington next Monday.
Byes fitted to viasses. tl. at Metzger's.'
Don't get angry "Home-phone-lt."
INQUIREAB0UTMANYTH1NGS
FRIENDS OF EXCISE LAW QUES
TION SALOONKEEPERS.
In View of Threatened Bojcott by
Liquor Men o Those Who Fight
Their Business, Letter Issued.
OREGON CITY, Nov. 2. (Special.)
W. S. U'Ren, C. Schuebel, C. H. Dye and
John W. Loder, all of them attorneys
and supporters of the excise ordinance
that will come before the voters of this
city at the December election, this
morning threw a bombshell Into the
camp of the opponents of the measure
by the issuance of an open-letter to
the business men of Oregon City. The
basis of the letter is the report that
the saloon-keepers have threatened to
boycott by withdrawal of their cus
tom the merchants who . signed the
initiative petition for the submission,
of the ordinance to the people. Some
of the bolts hurled in the letter fol
low: Why do the saloonkeepers fight the pro
posed excise ordinance -by boyeptting,
threats and intimidations?
Are they still selling liquor to minors?
Are they secretly running gambling
games and machines behind their dark
ened windows and walls?
Are they making money hy secret viola
tions of the law, whicli they must lose if
they are obliged to do their business as
publicly as the bank does?
They have gone so far as to threaten
the boycott against a business man unless
his wife should cease to advocate tne ap
proval of the ordinance. .
They have threatened to drive any busi
ness man who favored the ordinance out
of town.
But the ordinance only compels the
liquor-sellers to do what other business
men do without an ordinance. It requires
that their business must be visible from
the street and sidewalk through clean
glass fronts: that they shall close at rea
sonable holhns and not open Sunday: that
they must not allow drunkards, minors or
women about the saloon, nor furnish seats
and tables, music, games, or free lunches,
nor be connected with other rooms for en
tertainment, and they must give JSOOO
bonds to obey the law.
No honest man is hurt by being
watched. If -the saloonkeepers are truiy
keeping the law, why do they fear light
on tiieir business? The honest liquor
seller has nothing to fear, but much to
hope, from this ordinance, because its en
forcement will go far toward making his
criminal competitors obey the law or go
out of the business.
The saloonkeepers' organization in Ore
gon City is evidently controlled by men
whose ways of doing business cannot bear
the light. If it were otherwise Its mem
bers would not seek to destroy the initia
tive and defeat the excise ordinance by
force with boycotts and threats, instead
of by reason.
HEAVY OCTOBER SHIPMENTS
Record Month for Aberdeen Bark
K. C. Allen Long Overdue.
ABERDEEN. Wash., Nov. 2. (Special.)
The report of the collector of Customs
at this port for October shows that the
foreign shipments of lumber were the
largest of any month in the history of
the harbor. There were 13 cargoes that
went foreign, including the Hawaiian Is
lands, of a total value 1151.349.12. At pres
ent there are in port loading for foreign
ports the schooners F. M. Slade, H. D.
Bendixon. Mary E. Foster. Admiral, El
dorado, ,J. H. Bruce and the barkentlne
B. Wilder.
' Much speculation is Indulged In by ship
ping men in regard to the nonarrlval of
the bark S. C. Allen, now out 30 days
from Honolulu for -this port. Not that a
month is long enough to cause appre
hension, for frequently vessels consume
even more time than that In making the
voyage, but in this instance both the
Alien and the schooner Mary E. Foster
left Honolulu on October 1 and the Fos
ter arrived on October 21. Incoming ves
sels which have arrived during the past
24 hours report that. the weather outside
has been very thick since Wednesday,
and that a heavy gal Is prevailing. It is
feared the heavy weather will delay the
arrival of the large fleet, bound for this
port.
ALLEGES A HOLDUP GAME
T acorn a Man Makes Startling:
C harges of Alleged Kidnaping. .
TACOMA, Wash.. Nov. 2. (Special.)
Declaring that Eugene Carr, an at
torney employed by the Tidewater
Lumber Company, had caused his ar
rest on a felony charge to the end that
he would be forced to leave his prop
erty and timber land open to trespass
by a logging crew of the lumber com
pany, Henry Faulhaber has Instituted
suit against the Tidewater Company
and Attorney Carr. In a complaint tiled
today Faulhaber charges malicious ar
rest and an attempt to kidnap him,
and seeks $10,028 damages.
The, complaint alleges that last Sep
tember Eugene Carr, as attorney for
the Tidewater Lumber Company, swore
out a warrant for the arrest of the
plaintffs, charging attempt to kill.
Faulhaber was arrested and arraigned
before Justice Gordon, of King County.
He was obliged Xo engage an attorney
and says he wae put to other expense.
COUNTY CLERKS ORGANIZE
Washington Officials Meet to Dis
cuss Mutual Problems.
TACOMA. Wash., Nov. 2. (Special.)
With a view to organizing the County
Clerks of Washington, 17 officials met
here today and adopted a number of reso
lutions and discussed questions of import
ance. J. F. Libby, of Pierce County, was
elected president and Hugh C. Todd, of
Whitman County, secretary.
R. K. Nichols, of Yakima, Dorsey M.
Hill, of Walla Walla, and Otto A. Case,
of King, submitted a constitution and
by-laws, which were adopted. The con
stitution provides for a legislative com
mittee of three, and Otto Case, of King,
J. F. Libby, of Pierce and M. M. Nunn.
of Thurston, were chosen. Later in the
day Clerk Koontz, of Spokane, was chosen
vice-president and Dorsey M. Hill, of
Walla Walla, treasurer.
Officers and members of the legislative
committee will hold office two years. 'Uhe
next meeting will be held In Seattle, July
20, 1908. The charge for physicians' li
censes was raised from 10 cents to $1.
CITY LOSES ELECTRIC POWER
Tacoma Gets No Bids and Litigation
Is Bound to Follow.
TACOMA. Wash.. Nov. 2. (Special.)
At 11 o'clock today, the hour set for
receiving bids, there were no bids to
furnish the city with 2500-horsepower
electricity for light and power pur
poses. At 11:20 Commissioner Woods
received a communication from the
Puget Sound Electric Company an
nouncing that It did not feel compelled
to bid because the specifications did not
comply with section 10 of the finance
ordiance. under which the company
does business.
As It Is now too late for the Com
missioners to readvertise and get bids
before November 7, the power company
will be under no legal obligations to
bid. Commissioner Woods said it is
now up to the attorneys. They will
have to fight it out and see whether the
Suits, Overcoats
and Cravenettes
The clothes which appeal to any gen
tleman who cares for correct-fitting, stylish
apparel.
BUSINESS SUITS PRICED $20.00
TO $50.00.
Full-Dress Suits and Dinner Suits priced
$50.00 to $65.00.
Cravenettes priced $20.00 to $50.00.
' Overcoats priced $25.00 to $75.00.
All necessary articles to wear with the
clothes, right in style and best quality.
Pleased to have an opportunity of showing
you the correct things in wearing apparel.
R. M.
269 - 271
Morrison Street
city can force the company to furnish
th'e power or not.
LINN COUNTY TO RANK THIRD
Three Hundred Acres in Apple
Orchard to Be Planted.
ALBANY. Or., Noy. 2. (Special.) The
third largest apple orchard In Oregon will
be planted in Linn County during the next
year. Two hundred acres will be planted
this Winter and 100 next Winter. A Port
land company, of which Chester A. Parvin
is superintendent, has bought 300 acres
for this purpose beside Twin Buttes,
three miles southwest of Brownsville.
Only standard apples for commercial uses
will be grown in this big orchard, which
will be cultivated and managed along up-to-date
lines from the start.
It is said that only two apple orchards
In Oregon will exceed this in size, being
those of the Hunt-Lewis orchard, near
Medford, which Includes 400 acres, and of
M. O. Lownsdale, near Lafayette, Yamhill
County, which is 30 acres larger than the
new Linn County orchard.
LUMBER MILLS ARE HIT HARD
Knappton Receives Orders to Stop
Sending Railroad Material.
KNAPPTON, Wash.. Nov. 2. (Special.)
As a result of the recent suspension of
all extension work by the Harrlman Sys
tem, orders were today received from the
Oregon Railroad & Navigation Company,
Portland, by the Simpson Lumber Com
pany, here, at once to discontlnup cutting
on all orders now in their hands intended
for the Ilwaco extension. This Includes
a number of unfinished orders for ties,
bridgetimbers and lumber for lining and
timbering the big tunnel. This will mean
the loss of quite an amount of business,
as during the past year, or since the
commencement of construction work, sev
eral million feet of lumber has been
shipped to the new road from this mill.
PAY OUT COIN AS USUAL
Kelso Banks Pay No Attention to the
Holdiay Privilege.
KELSO, Wash.. Nov. 2. (Special.)
The First National Bank and the Kelso
State Bank, of this place, have .not
availed themselves of the holidays nor
adopted any special means for handling
their business out of the ordinary, but
arecashing checks in coin as usual as
though there was no trouble anywhere
in the financial world. The First Na
tional reports more actual cash re
ceived on deposit from local desposltors
than is being paid out, and the Cowlitz
County Bank is believed to be equally
fortunate. Conditions at Kelso are
prosperous.
Every Man His Own Surgeon.
MYRTLE POINT, Or., Nov. 2. (Spe
cial.) With a bone of his lower log
broken, through an accident in the mines
at Salmon Mountain, Philip Guthart
crawled painfully to the nearest house,
some distance from the mine; there he
ordered splints and bandages, set the
fractured bone himself and bound it up
tightly. Afterward he rode a horse 15
miles to Eckley. and was brought in a
carriage 23 miles Into Myrtle Point to see
a physician.
Dr. M. O. Stemmler examined the
broken limb and found that Guthart had
set the bone perfectly. He renewed the
bandages and the Injured man is getting
along finely at a Myrtle Point hotel.
Cushman Backs Protest.
"TACOMA. Wash., Nov. 2. (Special.)
Local machinists have raised a strong
protest against the plan of the United
States Government to bring machinists
from the East to work in the Pacific
Coast Navy-Yards under contract. Con
gressman Cushman was appealed to by
the local machinists In the matter, and
before he left for Washington sent a
protest to the Secretary of the Navy.
Searching for Lost Daughter.
TACOMA. Wash., Nov. 2. (Special.)
Acting on the belief that his 14-year-old
daughter 1 In Tacoma, Dr. Charles
Howard, a wealthy physician - of St.
GRAY
Paul, arrived in this city today. Some
months ago. Dr. Howard's wife left
him and took with her the little daugh
ter. Dr. Howard says he has learned
that his wife is keeping company with
another man and the daughter has left
her.
Astoria Has Double Reserves.
ASTORIA, Or.. Nov. 2. (Special.) All
the local banks are still closed. In con
formity with- the Governor's holiday proc
lamation, although practically all of the
employes are at work and any depositor
who desires to draw money for his imme
diate needs finds no trouble in being ac
commodated. The Astoria banks have
more cash on hand than is usual at this
season of the year. In fact, their reserves
are nearly double what is required by,
law.
Charcoal Stops Gas
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