The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, May 17, 1908, Page 3, Image 3

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Situation of Wheat Acreage
and Railroads in Canad
ian Northwest.
In Winnipeg, Increase' in Acreage
Will Be 2,000,000 Acres louble
TracU on Canadian Pacific Will
Move the Crop Easily.
OTTAWA. Ont.. May 16- (Special.)
Rpports received from various parta of
:he Canadiaii West Indicate that the in
;rease in wheat acreage this year will be
:remendous. Local grain men are of the
jpinion that about 120.00n,!00 bushels of
wheat will be threshed out in 1908.
While fears are expressed that, owing
to labor and other difficulties, .the pov
?rnment section connecting the Fort Wil
liam branch of the Grand Trunk Pacific
Railway with its line at Winnipeg will
not be finished in time to aid in moving
the grain crop of This year, there is little
Soubt that the facilities for transporta
tion of grain between - Wtnnlpo? and the
Great Lakes will be pnormously developed
this Kail. This will $r brought about,
however, by the completion of the double
tracking on the Canadian Pacific main
line, between Fort William and Winnipeg.
This double-tracking is a stupendous un
dertaking, involving the expenditure of
more than $10,XX,000. There being so vast
an increase in the area of land put under
seed in the Northwest this year, under
favorable circumstances the railways will
have thrown upon them in the coming
Fall by far the biggest task they have
ever undertaken, but so largely will the
handling capacity be increased that, no
matter how big the harvest, it is confi
dently predicted that there will be no
more crain blockades.
H. W. McWillianis, an American, who
is prominent in the Winnipeg grain trade,
and who has reports from every section
of the Canadian West, states that 7.
000,000 acres of land will be sown to wheat
there, an Increase of 2,000,000 acres. The
coming of .the American farmers into the
West is largely responsible for'thfs great
and rapid progress in grain production.
Man Cashes $10,000 Worth of
Worthless Checks,
CHICAGO, May 16. After six months
traveling about the country, during
which time be passed more than 150
worthless cheeks, aggregating $10,009,
Frank H. Tyler, 26 years old. of West
ern Springs, 111., was arrested yestw
clay. In his meanderings Tyler has
covered a good part of Illinois. Iowa,
Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin, Texas and
IVlexico. Hotel keepers were his chief
prey, and he left a .trail of forged
paper behind him.
Outside of Chicago, where the
greater number of the forged checks
were passed, Tyler represented him
self to be a traveling salesman to the
unsuspecting country landlords. Nearly
every town he visited, ho had a new
name. The amount of forged checks
ranged from $50 to $675, and in most
Instances were passed upon hotel
keepers in payment of his bill.
It is charged by the detectives that
Tyler would write letters to himself,
addressing them to towns that he vis
ited, and inclosing the fraudulent
checks in these letters. Upon is ar
rival at a hotel he would ask U there
were any mail for him, and the clerk
or landlord would hand over the letter
which Tyler himself had written. He
would open the missive, letting the
check drop out on the counter to at
tract the attention of the man behind
the register. Most of the checks and
drafts were drawn on the Hanover
National Bank of New York and the
Western Trust and Savings Bank of
Davenport, Iowa. Tyler refuses to tell
how he obtained possession of the
blank checks, but the police say he
stole them from Chicago lithographing
Trios to Separate Street Fighters,
M ho. Turn on Peacemaker.
I.BW1STON, Idaho. May 16. (Special.)
fVhMe stopping a street ficht between
FYcd Little and Charles rickey last night,
President George H. Black, of the State
Normal School, was compelled to use his
fists in subduing Kred Little, who was sit
ting: on his adversary and usinpr his face
as a punching bag. President Black was
on his way home from an entertainment
late last nifirht when he discovered the
youthful pugilists, and in trying to separ
ate them Little turned on the iiead of the
lewiston State Normal School.
President Black responded and was soon
Fitting on the prostrate form of Little,
waiting for the police, who arrested both
Seattle Laborer .Makes $1000 Find
and Suddenly Disappears.
S&ATTlvlv Wash.. May 16 (Special. )
Joseph CJarcia, a laborer employed by the
Northern Pacific In tilling in the water
front property it owns along Railroad
ave. yesterday picked up a gold poke
containing about JloiHt in dust. The poke
was found among the piling underneath
a building occupied by a saloon and
oyster house. Garcia, as soon as he
found It. crawled out from under the
wharf and disappeared.
Would Force Home to People KcMilts
of Governors' Conference.
NEW YORK. May IS. James J. Hill,
chairman of the Ureal Northern board,
who delivered an address on Thursday
before the conference- of governors in
Washington, returned to this city
yesterday. He referred hopefully to
the crop outlook in the Northwest,
"Everyone is looking forward hope
fully to the time when business con
ditions will resume- normal aspects.
The crop outlook is good. In some
parts of the West the conditions are
the most promising in years. In th
Northwest the seeding is just being
finished,- but the conditions under
which it Is done are the best In -10
"The soveruom" iutl Mr, liiU. re
ferring to the recent conference, "do
not till the oiI, nor work the mines,
nor cut down the forests; all they can
do is to suggest means for Improve
ment in a great many methods for
conserving the natural resources of
their states. . The carrying out of these
suggestions rest with the people, and
the important thing to- do now is to
force home to the people the effects
of the situation. That is why I say
spread the campaign of education that
has been started broadcast.'
Government Expert to Make Experi
ments at Astoria This Sunptner.
ASTORIA, Or., May 16. (Special.)
Dr. L. F. Hawley. an expert In the for
estry service of the Department of Ag
riculture, arrived in Astoria recently,
arrangements having been made with
him by the Chamber of Commerce
whereby he will remain here for a
goodly portion of the Summer in an
effort to devise a plan whereby the
logged-off land of this section may be
profitably cleared for agricultural pur
poses. Dr. Hawley will first devote consider
able study to the situation, that he
may be informed in the premises, and
then his plans will be acted upon by
the Chamber of Commerce.
He is well acquainted with the vari
ous by-products that can be made from
stumps of the Soutnern States, and he
brings with him a considerable labora
tory apparatus, which he will set up
here, for the purpose of making ex
periments on Douglass fir, spruce and
hemlock, which abound in this section.
In speaking of the work that the
Chamber of Commerce has . called to
his attention. Dr. Hawley said that,
while it was too early to outline any
general plan of action, he had in mind
in a general way a proposition that he
believed might later be worked out
satisfactorily. In brief. It is to bring
in touch with the owners of stump
land in this section the manufacturers
of by-products from stumps and wood
He has conceived that if very good
financial results can be had by these
manufacturers in the South, where they
must pay for their stumps, that they
should at least be able to operate here
on the basis of having the stumps fur
nished to them. This would at least
enable the land here to be cleared at a
very low cost, and it might be without
cost, or even with some profit.
(Continued From First Pag-e.)
with every confidence lay, clam to be
tween 40 and 60.
In the third place, of the 126 dele
gates whose seats are in contest, most
of whom are from the Southern tales,
there is every reason to believe that
the credentials committee will act on
the cases as they come up, with the
ultimate result that between 20 and 30
votes will be added to the Taft column.
And finally, with the next candidate
to the leader. Senator Knox, 500 votes
behind the van of the Presidential pro
cession, and with the others trailing
farther and farther to tjie rear, the
prognostication is hung out that the
opposition to the nomination of Mr..
Taft will dwindle to nothing and that
it is all over but the ripping din of
chers when the nomination Is made
by acclamation.
Tuffs Manager Claims Nearly 700
Out of 980 Delegates,
COLUMBUS. O., May3 1C Arthur I.
Vorys, manager of the Taft canvass, gave
out the folowing statement tonight:
"The last conventions for the. selection
of delegates to the National convention
were held" today. With the close of the
campaign for delegates to the Republican
National Convention the nomination of
Secretary Taft on the first ballot Is a
foregone conclusion.
"Of the 980 delegates who will sit in the
convention, 563 have been chosen under
positive instruction to vote for Ohio's can
didate or under resolutions of indorsement
or preference that were the equivalent of
instructions. Two hundred and twenty,
five delegates have been instructed for
other candidates. One hundred and ninety-two
are uninstructed. Of these 192,
more than 100 are known supporters of
"This assures Secretary Taft at this
time a total delegate strength in the con
vention of only a few votes less than 700.
"The seats of 182 delegates are contest
ed, but in only 1U6 of these contests are
Taft delegates affected."
Subeoiiimittee on Arrangements for
National Convention 'Reports.
CHICAGO, May 16. Temporary officers
of the Republican National convention
were selected today by the subcommittee
on arrangements of the National commit
tee as follows:
Temporary chairman Julius C. 'Bur
rows, of Michigan.
General secretary John R. II alloy, Co
lumbus, O.
Chief assistant secretary Lafayette B.
G leas on. New York.
Assistant secretaries Charles Smith,
Parkersburg. W. V.; Ernest Walker
Smith, Hartford. Conn.; Philip M. Hoe
fele, St. Louis; M. J. Tobin, Vinton, la,;
Charles M. Harger, Abilene, Kan.; Allen
Hollis. Concord, N. H.
Reading clerks Thomas W. "Williams,
Edwards ville, HI.; George A. Wilson,
Des Moines, la.
Parliamentarian Ascher C. Hinds,
Official reporter M. W. Blumenberg,
Washington, D. C.
Messenger to chairman fempsirdell
Stone, Indianapolis.
Messenger to the secretary John H.
Jackson, Cincinnati.
Sergeant-at-Arms William f Stone,
First assistant sergeant-at-arms Ed
ward P. Thayer. Greenfield, Ind.
Chief of doorkeepers Stephen R. Mason,
Lead pencils were first made In the United
States in 1811 by William Monroe, at Con
con), Mam.
Hood's Sarsaparilla
This Spring
Is the wisest preparation you can
take. It is a perfectly safe, pure,
reliable medicine, in which no
change was necessary to comply with
the Pure Food and Drugs Act.
Composed of the choicest ingredi
ents for purifying and vitalizing the
blood, for restoring the appetite and
promoting healthy digestion, it is the
favorite Spring Medicine.
"Since I began taking Hood's Sar
saparilla my appetite has greatly in
creased. I also sleep better. I rec
ommend this medicine to all who are
suffering from indigestion, nervous
ness, or impure blood. It is a won
derful medicine," John Bell, Jr., 623
Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn, NT. Y.
In usual liquid form or in chocolate-conted
tablets called Sarsatab. 100 Doses One Dollar.
Cowles Insists Paper" Manu
' facturers Compete.
Head of Combination Accuses Pub
lishers of Combining to Break the
Paper Market Will Quit Vn
less the Price Advances.
WASHINGTON, May 16. Denial was
made today by the International Paper
Company and other manufacturers of
paper of -the charges made by the
American Newspaper Publishers Asso
ciation that an agreement exists be
tween them, either to raise the price of
paper or to restrict the output. This
The Taxpayers' League has Is
sued a statement to voters ad
vising: them to vote as follows on
the -various amendments tothe
constitution, laws proposed
under the initiative and laws- on
which the referendum has been
Increase, In membership of Su
preme Court, etc.: Vote yes.
Change in time of holding elec
tions from June to November:
Vote, yes. ' .
Free transportation for offi
cials: Vote no.
National Guard armories: Vote
Appropriation for support and
maintenance of University of
Oregon: Vote yes.
Limiting power of state to con
trol gambling, sale of liquors,
etc Vote no.
Single tax amendment: Vote
Choosing jurors and indictment
by grand jury: Vote yes.
Increasing powers of Port of
Portland: .Vote yes.
evidence was given before the special
committee of the House of Representa
tives that is investigating th6 wood
pulp and print paper question.
The statement also was made that
Canadian mills which are selling paper
at 65 cents a hundred pounds less than
American mills were doing so at a loss
and that. If normal conditions were re
sumed in New England and Canada,
these prices would be raised. - It also
was a contention of the witnesses to
day that the present price of paper is
the lowest they can manufacture it for
and live.
The taking of testimony by the conj
mittee will be concluded Monday, the
desire of Chairman Mann belng to make
a report to the House in time to allow
Congress to act at this session, if it so
desires. To further that end, a session
of the committee was held tonight.
David S. Cowles, the paper manufactur
er, resumed the stand today. Mann called
the attention of the witness to the
charges of two "newspapers that his com
panies had refused to sell them paper.
In these cases, Mr. Cowles- said, be
did not desire their business. He said
he had no knowledge of any combina
tion, agreement - or understanding
among paper manufacturers to fix a
price for paper, nor -did he know of
any understanding or agreement among
manufacturers or sales agents not to
compete in order to obtain the busi
ness of a paper which had a contract
with some otiier manufacturer.
"I believe other manufacturers be
lieve as I do," he said. "They want to
get as much for their product as the
market will justify."
Mr. Cowles said that there was a con
certed effort to break the paper market.
He denied' that his mills had shit down
in order to restrict the market output.
The production basis contract, whidh
Mr. Norrls testified many of the papers
formerly had, ws designated by Mr.
Cowles as "something rotten."
"There was where you put paper Into
the pressroom and they paid for what
they said they pnntea, ne aaaea.
The witness said eventually he would
go out of the paper business unless the
price of paper went up. He said that he
was opposed to placing wood pulp on the
free list.
Senate Passes Bill for Purchase.
Postal Bank Bill Deferred.
WASHINGTON, May 16. A bill appro
priating J5.O0O.O0O for the acquisition of
land -on the watersheds of the navigable
streams in the Southern Appalachian
Mountains within Maryland," Virginia,
West Virginia, North Carolina, South
Carolina, Georgia. Alabama. Kentucky
and Tennessee and in the White Moun
tains of New Hampshire and Maine.
Carter secured an agreement to make
the postal savings bank bill , a special
order In the Senate for December 14 next,
this action being taken in view of lack
of time in this session to permit Senators
to speak on the measure.
Announcement also was made by - Pul
ton, chairman of the committee on
claims, to. the effect that he would not
press for a vote on the omnibus claims
at this session. , -
Xewberry' Will Show What Govern
ment Can Do at Brooklyn.
WASHINGTON, May 16. One of the
big new battleships authorized by Con
gress in he naval appropriation bill
just approved by the President, will be
built at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Act
ing Secretary of the Navy Newberry is
sued orders to this effect today. An
ticipating action by Congress, tenta
tive plans for the construction of the
two ships authorized have already been
prepared by the Bureau of Construction-
and Repairs, and in their general
lines, will follow those laid down in the
construction - of the 20,000-ton battle
ships Delaware and North Dakota, now
under construction. The remaining
ship will be built by contract.
Mr. Newberry also issued orders for
the construction of one of the colliers
authorized by the naval bill, at the
Mare Island Navy Yard, California.
Another Is to be built by contract. -For
the remaining three provided for by
the bill, Newberry has directed that
advertisements be Inserted In news
papers of the larger cities on the At
lantic, Pacific and Gulf Coasts, asking
for tenders of such vessels for sale to
the Government.
A well-known Portland real estate op
erator has joined hands with other well
known gentlemen In big enterprise, and
needs $10,000 to carry hie interest. A loan
for this amount is required for two years.
Good security given, reasonable interest
and bonus. Only principals meaning busi
ness need answer. W 955. Oregonian.
have it
Never ask yourself a
foolish question like
this again. Why have
a tooth pulled by a
dentist or sickness
treated by a physi
cian? Why have
your home built by
a carpenter or your
plumbing installed
by a plumber ? It is
for the same reason
you have your
clothes made by a
tailor. There -are
dentists, physicians,
carpenters and
plumbers. So are
there tailors and
tailors. If you were
as particular about
the kind of men that
build a suit of
clothes for you as
you are about the
prof essional men and
artisans you employ
for various other
kinds of work, you
would be mighty
careful about your
selection of a tailor.
A tailor has it within
his power to make
or mar a first-class
piece of cloth. To
be always on the safe
side, go directly to
the Columbia Tailors
and take no chances.
At this shop you get
the opportunity of
selecting a piece of
up-to-date, stylish
and "classy" mater
ial; you are certain
of a perfect measure-
ment and the most
skillful cutting on the
Coast. An artist fits
you and when the
garment is delivered
and ready to, wear,
you can bank on it
that it is right. There
is 'only one way to
vbe tailored and that's
Columbia's way.
Suits from, $20 to $50
Trousers $4 to $12
Dress Suits $40 and Up
Seventh and StarkSts.
The ;
Portland's Fastest-Growing1 Store
For tomorrow is replete with many an offering of the most magnetic kind. It's a message that goes direct
to the needs of every home a message that spells "economy" of the most pronounced kind and affords sav
ings that make this store the people's popular shopping center, the place where the dollar will buy most and
best. You'll be interested in every offering below, as all merchandise on our counters consists of new Spring
-and Summer goods at prices. much below the average. -
Great Showing Mew Spring
and Summer Dress Goods
Immense varieties, exclusive patterns, rich colorings and unmatchable values are keeping this section busy.
For Tomorrow
and Tuesday
We Announce
Bigg Sale
- Never in the merchandising history of the
Northwest have such magnificent stocks of fine
dress fabrics been shown and offered at such
wonderfully low prices. It is our annual
Jte'x 'JrvSp '-' J ' "
" Spring sale, and we propose to make this sale the greatest sale of dress
goods ever attempted in the city. Here ar a few of the specials:
7ffc GRADE, AT
In this lot you have choice of an
. unlimited assortment of new Nov
elty Suitings, in widths from 38
to 45 inches ; all fresh, bright, new
goods, in this season's most want
ed patterns and colorings. All
our 65c and 75c lines priced for
this sale Monday and Tuesday
Monday and Tuesday
A most extraordinary' offering.
Novelty Suitings in 36 and 38
inch widths, in the newest checks
and stripes in all wanted shades;
good, dependable qualities, that
were made to retail at 50c a yard,
specially priced for O K
this sale at. V & UKs
$1.50 GRADE, AT
44 to 52-inch materials, in a great
assortment of light, medium and
heavy-weights; a splendid assort
ment of colors and patterns to
choose from, ih all-wool and silk
and wool fabrics; also plain
shades, in all the best colors; all
strictly high-class dress goods,
$1.00 to $1.50 kinds, CQa
v j
2riccd at.
Hundreds of Yards of New Novelty Suitings, $1.25, O
$1.35, $1.50 Grades, All at One Price, Tomorrow, JJKs
44 to 50-inch purestof wool fabrics in the new shades of navy, Copenhagen blue, wood and golden brown,
tans, hunter's green, champagne, etc.; correct and fashionable, piece-dyed materials, in new shadow stripes,
Herringbone serges, new chevron weaves, new swivel stripes, etc., etc. , And endless variety to cnoose u Pg
. , . , v
Regular $1.25, $1.35, $1.50 qualities, priced for this sale at one price.
BROKEN LINES AT 45 At this price you have
choice of the following fabrics, w-orth regularly up
to 85c a yard." 38-inch French Albatross, French
BROKEN LINES AT 59 In this lot you will find
seasonable dress goods in values up to $1.00 a yard.
46-inch Crepe Egyptia, silk and wool Eolienne,
Novelty Worsteds, Fancy Panamas, plain wool Taf
fetas, plain, and fancy Mohairs. Storm Serges,
French Henriettas. , Not a desirable shade is miss
ing. Values up to $1.00 a C Q g-
' yard, at.....,. IJ iJKs
Serges, Nunsveiling, Storm Serge and Chiffon Pan
amas, in all desired evening shades, as well as the
staple colors. G5c, 75c and 85c values, A PC f
priced for this sale at
Two Bargain Offerings in
Beautiful New Silks
A wonderful sale of this season's choicest silks. It would be almost impossible o overestimate the bargains
in this sale. Fact is, we never offered such high-grade silks at such low prices. It is positively the best op
portunity of the whole year to secure beautiful silks for instance :
Just received a special purchase of genuine Tussorah
Pongee Silks, the very finest high-grade imported
silks shown anywhere, full 26 inches wide, beauti
ful, fine, close weave, high luster finish ; come in
the newest shades, light leather brown; Alice blue,
navy, natural, reseda green, wood brown, etc. Silks
that are sold everywhere at $1.25 Qfifft
Sold here at.- UOKs
Cheney Bros.' celebrated showerproof Foulard Silks
in an unlimited range of the newest patterns, in all
wanted colorings, neat small figures, pin and
polkadots, graduated stripes and small broken de
signs; a soft, clinging silk, unequaled for Summer
wear or rich evening gowns. Beauty, quality and
low price are combined in this special offering.
Verv best $1.25 grade QQn
Sold here at J&Ks
A Monday Sale of Embroideries
An out-of-the-ordinary sale of beautiful, new, crisp Edgings, Insertions and Embroideries in the most attract
ive and dainty designs, at considerably less than half their real worth. It is a sale you cannot afford to miss,
coming as it does just at a time when embroideries are in greatest demand:
Lot 1 20c to 25c Embroideries 9
Lot 2 30c to 35c Embroideries .: 15
Lot 3 40c to 50c Embroideries. . . .23p
Lot 4 60c to 75c Embroideries 27
85c to $1.25 Embroideries at. 45p
Don't miss this Monday sale of Embroideries. It
means the greatest buying opportunity ever offered
in this section of the store. '
Values, at 98
EMBROIDERIES, $3.00 to $4.00 Values. .. .$1.19
A wonderful offering. The greatest collection of
high-class Embroideries ever sold at such extremely
low prices. 22 to 32-inch panel front and allover
Embroideries in the newest and best patterns, em
broidered on fine, sheer swiss and chiffon cloth;
blind, open-work, shadow effects and filet designs, in
an unlimited assortment of designs that would even
tempt the unneedy. Values such as you have never
seen before.
Men's Shirts, A Sale Worth While
$1.25 VALUES
About 200 dozen of these popular
Shirts on sale tomorrow and Tues-
one-third less than real
worth. They are made
with cuffs attached, and
come in a large variety
of new and desirable
patterns.i n the new
shades of blue, tan and
gray stripes and checks,
all 'sizes from 14 to 17. They are
equal in value to any $1.25 shirt
made. Buy as many as you wish, as
long as they last, Mon- Q f f-
day and Tuesday, at 0
$1.50 VALUES P JL J. O
A great special sale of men's fine Soisette Negligee
Shirts, made with soft turndown collars that but
ton down, and two buttoned cuffs; custom-made
shirts that fit perfectly and are well finished
throughout; they come in plain tan, cream and
while, and sell regularly at $1.50. They are just
the thing for Summer wear, being soft, cool and
durable. This is one of the best shirt bargains we
have ever offered. Don't fail to attend. Real
$1.50 values, priced for this sale
Monday and Tuesday at
25c SOCKS AT 1212S
A sale of men's cotton Socks, made seamless, with
double sole and fine ribbed top; absolutely fast
black. Real 25c values, on sale "j Q 1 - g-
Monday and Tuesday at tm)
Sale of Children's Shoes and Oxfords
SATISFACTORY- SHOES AND OXFORDS That is the only kind you will find here. Satisfactory in style,
satisfactory in Quality, satisfactory in fit and satisfactory in price. For tomorrow we have arranged the fol
lowing specials:
$1.00 OXFORDS AT 77.
Children's and misses' new-style Oxfords, in black
vici kid, made with torn soles and patent leather
1 tips; all sizes. Regular $1.00 - Yy y
grade, on sale tomorrow at
$2.00 OXFORDS AT $1.47-
A most unusual offering of children's and misses'
Oxfords, all new styles, in patent leather, tan, kid
and vici kid; they come with both heavy and light
soles ; all sizes up to $2. Regular Ak i
$2.00 grades, on sale tomorrow at, .tjJ
Children's Shoes, in colors red, brown and A fl
black, all sizes up to 5, 75c value 7C
Boys' and girls' Shoes, solid all through, QQ
all sizes up to 2, $1.50 values JC