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THE SUNDAY OKEGOXIAX, PORTLAND, DECEMBER 8, 1907.
TIMES BETTER .
required by law, and all depositors are
standing firm in their confidence in the
outcome when the holidays are ended.
The present month finds mucli bustling
among the owners of orchard lands. Al
ready three carloads of fruit trees have
been unloaded in Medford, where two
carloads during the entire season was the
record last year. The Spitzenberg and
Newtown apples and. Cornice and Bert
lett pears lead in the numbers being set
out. although there will probably be
100,000 peach trees, as well as a goodly
acreage of prunes planted.
MEN OUT DP JOB
TALK RACE RIOT
Great Reduction Sale
GARMENTS TO ORDER FOR COST
OF MATERIAL AND MAKI.NG
THE PROFIT IS ALL YOURS
Conditions in Oregon and
Washington Show Great
Army of Unemployed Makes
Demands on Mayor of
Booth-Kelly Pays in Cash. .
Et'GENE, Or., Dec. 7. (Special.) The
Booth-Kelly Lumber Company, which. last
month paid employes in San Francisco
clearing-house certificates, has Just re-
GOOD PRICES FOR .WHEAT
InIoiisc Farmers Have No Com
plaint Spokane Banks Rapidly
ItctiriiiR Clearing-House tCcr
' tlflrates Eugene to Boom. .
SI'OKANK. Waslf., Dec. 7. (Special.)
Financial matters on the East. Side
generally have taken on a decidedly
better tone this week. Along with the
gradual retirement of clearing-house
certificates by the banks of Spokane,
comes the news that country banks will
follow the example. By order of' the
Clearlng-Ilouse. $133,000 In certificates
were retired and burned in the street
In front of the Old Nat-tonal Bank this
week, and now comes the news that the
buying of wheat has been generally re
sumed over the Inland Umpire. At
Washtucna the dealers are paying 71
cents for bluestem and 69 cents for
red. This is a fair sample of prices.
Iteports from Walla Walla, say that
prices are stronger. In the Palouse
and the Big Bend, the wheat Is moving
to some extent, though farmers in all
sections show a disposition to hold for
better prices. Payment Is being made
in Portland and New York exchange.
CHEIIALIS PUOl'D .OP RECORD
JiaiiUs Have Always Paid Casli an3
Business Conditions Prosperous.
CHKHALlS AVash.. Dec." 7. (Spe
cial.) The financial situation in Lewis
County is today superior to probably
any other county In the Northwest.
Kvr slncy tho financial flurry of a
few weeks ago the banks at Chehalls.
C'entralia and Wlnlock have held their
own splendidly.. The bank of Coffman,
Dobson & Co., of Chehalls, the pioneer
oank of Southwest Washington, volun
tarily Issued a statement of Its condi
tion two weeks ago. It was a remark
ably fine showing, but a statement to
day would show an Improved condition,
especially in cash resources. Yesterday
the Security Stale Bank issued a state
ment, which shows that the Chehalls
Institution is in most excellent shape.
The T'nlted States National Bank of
Centralia presents a most creditable
showing in its statement at the close
of business December 3. There are two
other banks in Lewis County. A. N.
Chenev's private bank at Wlnlock .and
the bank of Field & Lease, Centralla.
Both are in splendid condition. All
these Lewis County banks have cash
on haid far in excess of the legal re
quirements of. 25 per cent. The policy
pursued as to loans has been very wise
In that there has been no disposition
whatever to call them. The plan
locally, has. been- to have all lines of
business proceed just the. same as if
there had been no flurry. City, county
and school warrants and state warrants
issued to local parties have been taken
right along by. the banks and par paid
for them. Clearance-house certificates
have not been used locally, the banks
having declined to accept them, thus
keeping them out of the local channels.
Checks hiive been paid strictly and in'
full in cash. Loans have been regular
ly made at the usual Interest rates of 8
tn 30 per cent. No advantage was
taken of the holiday proclamation and
Lewis County banks will have no fu
ture explanations to make to their de
positors. Conditions generally are prosperous.
There has been only . parti;il shutting
down of the'sawmiil business. Chehalls
lias a variety of manufacturing plants',
all of which are running regularly,
with a monthly payday. This fact,"
coupled with the high prices farmers
are receiving for their hay, grain, po
tatoes and other crops, accounts to a
large degree for the splendid condi
tion. Taken all in all. Lewis Countv,
which is Western Washington's lead
ing agricultural county, has reason to
lm proud of the way in which she is
KOing along steadily when mauv other
localities are not doing so well". Corr
sorvatism among the people them
selves arid safe, conservative banking
methods are responsible for the ex
cellent situation here.
V. I G EXE GETS READY TO Gil
I'lnanclnl Cloud Bring x0 Pear to
Bustling City in Lane. '
KL'GENE. Or., Pec. 7.-(SpeeiaI.)-Yhile
other places are ahxioutsly scanning the
financial horizon for clouds. Eugene is
busily engaged getting its promotion
campaign systematized. The old saying of
making hay while the sun shines" would
have to be altered to tit Eugene's unique
rase Into "preparing, for sunshine while
the clouds threaten."
The people of Lugene recently raised a
, "boosting" fund, and selected for manager
of their promotion department John H,
llaitog. a well-known business man from
Chicago, who went to California some
J years ago and there made a reputation as
a promoter of municipalities.
; Mr. Hartbg has arrived in Eugene and
I begun fitting out a business office, from
which the work will be conducted in ex
actly the same way that a large business
would he rnu.
r Thc -r(S"ninn correspondent Mr.
Partog gave his opinion of Eugene as
follows: You have a splendid little citv
here, the hub of a magnificent country.
The results per acre obtainable here,
umaze me, uRd as I am to big Califor
nia, figures. "With your paved streets, elec
trie cars, surprisingly line clubhouse,
Kplendid university, fine schools and im
posing churches, one cannot believe he is
In a city of only 7000 souls. With proper
"boosting" there l. no reason why Eu
Kcne thould not be the second largest city
in Oregon ere long. And by boosting I do
not mean "bragging." but simply placing
your opportunities In attractive packages
and easily digested doses before the man
ufacturer, the farmer and the home-seeker
. in the Middle West, the East onri
"Think of a city of 7Ki0 p'eople with only
one house to rent!"
MONEY IV MEDPORD BANKS
Reports to Comptroller Show Pros
perous Condition In l-ruit Center.
MKUKORU, Dr.. Dec. 6.' (Special.)
Following the call of the Controller of
: the Currency. Mcdford's three banks have
since December 3 issued statements which
show the affairs of these concerns to be
In excellent condition. Ail have from
.75 to wJOO per cent more reserve than is
' NEW MAYOR OF SOUTH, BE.ND,
t ' . . WASH. j
JtV' ' a
t --'"T " hr T" unmnmrr it mi irnf
t A. J. Hubler. " I
A. J. Hubler.
SOrTH BEND. Wash.. Dec. 7.
f Special.) A. J. Hubler, the new
Mayor of South Bend elected on the
Progressive ticket, was born In
Northern Ohio, in 3806. He came to
Eastern WashinRton in the Spring
of 1SSS. and went to work in the
Llricoln County, Times office at Dav
enport. He helped to start the Wil
bur Register and afterward launched
the Alvlron Journal and Coulee City
News on an unexpecting public. He
was married to Miss Jessie Huson in
Spokane In 1811. The panic of 1893
made - the courthouse look jrood to
him and he became Deputy County
- Treasurer, under C. E. Huson during
two terms, after which he succeeded
to that office, serving1 as Treasurer
of Paciflfc County two terms, and
has also been a member of the City
Council four years. Mr. Hubler Is
now secretary and treasurer of the f
Tokeland Oyster Company. He is 7
a man exceptionally well qualified for
the office he is to fill. f
ccived J2O.O0O in coin from San Francisco
with which to pay a large part of the
workmen. The company expects to pay
all hands in coin hereafter.
LAVS ALL BLAME OX VICTIM
Ella Williams Says Gertie Baxter
Led Her Into Life of Shame.
ABERDEEN', Wash.. Dec. 7. (Special.)
Ella Williams, the slayer of Gertie Bax
ter, alleges that the Baxter woman in
duced her to leave the home of a white
family In Bt. Louis by whom she had
been brought up and educated, in order
that she might be her companion, and
under the pretense that Mrs. Baxter was
a good woman. The fraud practiced
upon her in "bringing her to Hoquiam to
enter a disreputable place, she. says, was
indirectly the cause of the tragedy. This
will be a part of her plea of self-deense.
Board of Trade Revived.
FORF.ST (IROVE, Or.. Dec. 7. (Spe
cial.) The Foest Grove Board of Trade,
which has been quiescent for the past
year, has taken on new life. At a meet
ing held last night and largely attended
by the business men of the city, it was
decided to go ahead and reorganize. G.
S. Allen, L. J. Carl. Harry GofT. E. W.
Haines. Walter Hoge. W. H. Mollis, V.
H. Limber. John Thornburgh and J. F.
Woods were elected directors. The di
rectors organized by electing Judge Hol
lis president, G. S. Allen secretary and
Harry Guff treasurer. Several important
business matters will receive Immediate
Send Delegation to Ashland.
GRANTS PASS. Or.. Dee. 7.-(Special.)
An executive meeting of the Commercial
Club was held this afternoon to consider
the advisability of sending delegates to
Ashland to meet with the RallroaJ Com
missioners, December 9. After discussion
it was deemed advisable to send three
representatives from tills community, who
will testify to the expediency of trains
11 and 12, which were recently annulled.
Firewater. Or. The Million water suits
which hnvp'been accumulating for over a year
now will go to trial December 10. There are
over 300 cases to he difpo:ed of.
THE SITUATION IS SERIOUS
Idle Laborers Insist That They. Be
Given Places Now Filled by Ori
entals Kiots Are Openly Ad
vocated in a Mass Meeting.
VANCOUVER, B. C, Dec. 7. (Special.)
Agitation for another anti-Asiatic riot
is being worked up In Vancouver. In
cold blood. the proposition has been
threatened several times during the last
couple of days. The civic authorities are
watching the situation very closely.
This morning a small army of unem
ployed surrounded the City Hall to de
mand work. Three policemen were on
guard at the doors leading to the Mayor's
office and detectives were present to
prevent a disturbance. There were 600
men' In the crowd. The leader was ad
mitted and informed Mayor Bethune that
another riot could be expected if some
thing were not done to relieve the labor
Last night in a mass meeting conducted
by the Asiatic Exclusion League, riot
was openly advocated. One speaker de
clared that' there were 2500 idle men
walking the streets, .and that unless
something were done quickly to give
them the. places occupied by the Orien
tals, white men could not be held re
sponsible for what might happen.
CUTS HIS THROAT, BL'T LIVES
Crook County Man round to Be In
sane and Sent to Asylum.
PRINEVILLE, Or., Dec. 7. (Special.)
John Stan, a citizen of Crook County
since 1886, was committed to the StaVe
Hospital for the Insane this morning.
Stan had been despondent for some time
because of financial troubles, and yester
day afternoon attempted suiaide by cut
ting his throat with a razor, 'barely miss
ing the Jugular vein. Doctors got hold
of him and sewed up the wound, and this
morning they concluded the unfortunate
man too dangerous to be allowed his liberty
PIGHTl.VG OVER TODD REWARD
Marshal McKenney Claims $1000.
but City Council Objects.
HOQUIAM, Wash., Dec. 7. (Special.)
The Council Friday night fought over
payment of $1000 reward offered by the
city to any one who would apprehend
the murderer of Frank Todd. Marshal
McKenney claims the money and Mayor
Alclntyre holds that the Marshal is en
titled to it. The matter was finally re
ferred to the City Attorney for an
WAS LA lit EST MAX IX STATE
Richard Dicer, Weighing 407 1-2
Pounds, Dies In Insane Asylum.
OLYMPIA, Wash., Dec. 7. (Special.)
The largest man in the state is dead.
Superintendent Calhoun of the Western
Washington Hospital for Insane today
advised the board of control of the death
at that "institution of heart disease of
Richard Dicer, who had been in that in
stitution .16 years. He was committed
from Pierce County, and two days pre
vious to his death weighed 407 1-2 pounds.
Hits "White" Damp, Dies.
TACOMA. Dec. 7. While making his
daily inspection of the Occidental coal
mine near Palmer, u0 miles from Ta
coma, about H o'clock yesterday morning.
Joseph Kraczek. the fire boss. 23 years
old, encountered what is known as
"white" damp and fell backward dead.
The body was discovered by the men
going to work on the day shift.
Davenport to Visit Parents.
S1LVERTON. Or.. Dec. 7. Special.)
Hon. T. W. Davenport received a letter
from his eon. Homer, .last evening, in
which lie learned that the cartoonist
will spend Christmas in this city. He
is expected to arrive here December 21,
and will remain several days at the
home of his boyhood.
'"We -'simply turn our large stock of fine-woolens into money
to-get -ready-for. stocktaking.
" , No doubt you have profited by these sales before come again
; aml bring your friends with you. You won't be disappointed.
Our'stoek-is much too large for this'time of year, and prices'
count' when it comes to reducing stock.
Satisfaction guaranteed in all cases.
Garments to order In a day if requirPd.
Full dress and Tuxedo suits a specialty.
108 Third St.
william :jerremst sons.
108 Third St.
GEORGE IN AUTO
AGED HOOD ' RIVER - INDIAN
TAKES HIS FIRST RIDE.
Long. He Stood -In 'Awe of ."Devil-
Wagon," -.but-Friends - Pre-
vail - Successfully.'
HOOD RIVER, Dec. 7.-(8peciaI.) After
many Inducements and much persuasion,
Indian George.. a pioneer resident of Hood
River long before the coming of the white
man, was prevailed on Friday by C. L.
Gil-bert, proprietor of the Mount Hood
Hotel, in this city, to enter hie auto. On
the ground on which' the hotel now stands
Indian George once camped, surrounded
by a numerous and powerful tribe of In
dians, and Is one of the few surviving
members of his race which made the
mouth of Hood River its headquarters.
As near as can be reckoned from the vet
eran's statements, he is over 90 years old.
He claims to'have been born in the hun
ter's moon, which is supposed to appear
in November, and states that his birthday
Is the last day In that mqnth.
During his long- and tempestuous career
Indian George has had three wives, in ac
cordance with, the customs of his race
discarding them as they became unattrac
tive. An attempt to bring a fourth to
preside over his bed and board was, how
ever, a disastrous failure. While George
is rather reticent on this point, old resi
dents . here state that the appearance of
the bride-to-be at the open flap of his
tent was the signal for one of the most
desperate "scraps" in. the annals of Hood
River warfare. In the end the younger
and supposedly t more vigorous squaw waff
put to ignominious flight, since which time
Mrs. Indian George No. 2 has been, mas
ter of the situation.
Mr. Gilbert ' and the former part owner
of his hotel property are fast friends
and for a long time Gilbert has'tried to
prevail on George to take a ride In his
automobile It is the first one George
has ever seen and until ' Friday Mr. Gil
bert's efforts were unavailing as the old
patriarch characterized the automobile as
a "devil wagon." After his ride, how
ever, he expressed ,his admiration for a
wagon for which one had to "no catchem
horse," and stated that it would be very
agreeable to him If his friend Gilbert
would let him have one of the bright
brass lanterns on its front as a souvenir.
Now almost sightless and infirm the
old Indian occasionally lapses into a
reminiscent vein and tells of Oregon in
the long ago when it was unknown and
untraveled by the white man, and, with
a majestic sweep of the arm which takes
in many broad acres, says, "Once all be
long to Indian; plenty land, plenty
ponies. Now all gone."
CAUGHT IV A HEAVY GALE
Bark Gladys Roughly Handled Ofl
Coast Captain Perrian Injured.
ASTORIA. Or., . Dec. . 7. (Special.) The
British bark Gladys, Captain Perrian, ar
rived in this evening 44 days from San
Jose de Guatemala in ballast and reports
a pleasant trip until last Tuesday, when
about 70 miles from the mouth of the
Columbia, . she ran into a terrific gale
and was compelled to heave to. About
2 o'clock on Wednesday morning, the
vessel got caught in the trough of the
sea and. her ballast shifted. Captain Per
rian was thrown across the deck, strik
ing the bulwarks with such force that a
severe gash was cut on the left side of
his head, and he - was partially uncon
scious for several hours. He is now all
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right, except' that the wound has not
entirely healed. On the following day
the ballast was restowed and the ship
came In practically on an even keel.
Captain Perrian, however, made no at
tempt to come up to the mouth of the
river until this morning, when Pilot Mc
Vikar went., on board and the ship was
- The French bark Engehie (Schneider,
master), arrived today from Newcastle,
New South Wales, and reports a rough
trip across, but . no damage was done
the vessel. She was outside for six days
awaiting an , opportunity to cross in.
Request Railway Service.
SALEM. Or, ' Dec. 7. (Special.) A
large number of farmers and shippers
residing between Tallman and Shel
burn, in Linn County, have complained
to the Railroad Commission because
the Southern Pacific has abandoned its
train service between the two towns
named. The complaint recites that
traffic was abandoned because a bridge
washed out about a . year ago. The
farmers want the commission to order
the railroad company to renew the
Fru I tmen Threaten Suits.
NORTH YAKIMA, Wash., Dec. 7.
(Special.) Fruit shippers of this city
are planning to take action tagalnst
the Northern Pacific Railway Company
to recover the money lost by deterior
ation of apples in storage this Fall
through the failure of the railroad to
supply the cars.
' Walt Till Flurry Passes.
PENDLETON, Or.. Dec. '. (Cpeclal.)
At a meeting of the directors of the
newly organized bank of Pilot Rock
at that place this afternoon, it was
finally decided not to open the insti
tution until after the present finaneit
crisis has become completely a thing
State Senator Reed to Wed.
NORTH YAKIMA, Wash., Dec. 7.
(Special.) The engagement ' Is . an
nounced of State Senator Walter J.
Reed, of this city, to Miss Lydia Mac
MUlan, daughter of ex-United States
Senator MacMillan. of Minnesota. The
marriage takes place this month.
Bicycle Shop Closes.
ABERDEEN, Wash.. Dec. 7. (Special.)
The store of R. B. Bryan, dealer in bi
cycles and bicycle supplies, was closed
today by Hayes & Hayes Bank under a
chattel mortgage. Bryan is the only son
of the State Superintendent of Public In
Hoquiam Orders Out Boxes.
HOQUIAM, Wash.. Dec. 7. (Special).
The Council has ordered all boxes taken
out of saloons.
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I HE ANNUAL NUMBER of The OreSoiiian
for 1908 will be published on the morning
of Wednesday, January 1. This year the
annual will be devoted to a larger extent
than 'for a number of years heretofore to
special articles dealing with the natural resources
r and various industries of the entire State of Oregon,
though the city of Portland will by no means be
neglected. The horticultural interests of the state,
especially apple-growing, in which Oregon has made
such magnificent progress, will be given much
space, and articles written by experts, or under
their direction, will tell of what has been done in
the various apple producing sections of Oregon.
Other articles will give interesting facts and
figures concerning other important branches of the
fruit industry and the methods by which Oregon
fruit has been given an international reputation for
The important industry of dairying, which has
made rapid progress in the "Willaruete Valley and
eoast counties and other parts of the state, will be
given adequate space and illustration.
"Wool-growing and cattle-raising, two great in
dustries which are yearly growing in importance in
Oregon, will be handled at length in special articles,
and incidentally the story of what the Swifts and
other great meat-packers of the Central West are
doing and are about to do in Portland will be told.
Each of the several great mining districts of
the state will be given more than usual space in the
New Year Annual, and lumbering, fishing and
others of the important industries that are bringing
Oregon to the front as one of the wealthiest states
of the West will.be handled in like fashion.
A speeial'article of great interest to all readers
of The Oregonian will be devoted to the North Bank
road, which will be completed by the first of the
year, and which will give Portland the best railroad
facilities of any city on the Pacific Coast. James J.
Hill's announcement of his plan to build down the
north bank of Columbia Iliver from the Inland
Empire and to make Portland a terminus of both
the Northern Pacific and Great Northern roads was
one of the principal causes of the great business
awakening which Portland has undergone since the
Lewis & Clark Fair in 1905, and the completion of
this new railroad will undoubtedly stimulate still
further the city's growth in wealth and population.
As usual, the Portland real estate market for the
past yeaj-, which has been marked by the heaviest
trading and the highest prices in the city's historj-,
will be reviewed in careful manner. The city's
building progress in 1907 will also be told of in
An article of more than passing importance is
being prepared by one of Portland's leading mer
chants, telling of the wide extent and steady growth
of Portland's wholesale trade, a subject with which
too few Portland people are sufficiently familiar.
Portland is one of the great jobbing centers of the
country, and with the advent of the Hill railroad
aud the completion of the Government work on tho
jetty at the mouth of the Columbia River, will be
come still greater in this respect.
The bumper wheat crop of 1907 in the Inland
Empire, for which Portland iS the gateway, will be
made the subject of an interesting article, which
will also tell of the great growth of Portland's grain
Each of these special articles will be well illus
trated with half-tone cuts from photographs made
by the leading artists in the state.
Besides these special articles, the Annual will
contain much valuable statistical matter and will
be an accurate and reliable source of information
concerning the State of Oregon and the Pacific
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