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TITE SUNDAY OREGOXIAX, PORTLAND, JULY 25, 1909.
FAVOR FREE HIDES
jured. He surely will continue to get
his 6 cents a pound, but It is to be ex
pected that the profits of the Chicago
dealers, w ho control the market, will
be cut down. The conclusions of the
conference committee certainly are to
be commended. If they are adhered
to and are incorporated in the amended
tariff schedule the producer will not
suffer, while a general benefit will be
shared by the public in the way of
cheaper leather products, particularly
boots and shoes."
"From the fact that the hide market
is high all over the world, the re
moval of the duty on this product will
not make any great difference to the
BIG ELK ON VISIT
DESERVE THE BEST
Leather Dealers Say Duty Is
Grand Exalted Ruler Sammis
Has Day in Portland.
Men's Fancy Suits
BIG PROFITS NOW PREVAIL
SIGHTS ARE SHOWN HIM
producer," said W. H. McMonies.
W. H. McMonies & Co. "The effec
will be to make it impossible for the
big packers in Chicago to control this
market, as they nave lor years, tsy
disorganizing this monopoly, the mar
Removal of Tariff Would Xot Cut
ket will assume a more stable con
Reception, Banquet and General
dition and manufacturers will not be
Prices to Consumers, According
to Opinions Advanced by
Good Time Enjoyed at Elks'
Club Before Distinguished
Visitor Takes Leave.
obliged to depend on the packers for
hides. At the same time the cost of
manufactured leather goods to con
sumers will be less."
f . - i '
Portland leather manufacturers In
dorse the reported action of the tariff
conference committee at Washington in
placing hides on the free list and re
ducing substantially the duty on the
products manufactured from hides.
They aver that the removal of the duty
on this commodity will only affect
slightly. If at all, the price now re
ceived by the producers of hides, while
a general benefit will accrue to every
body In the reduced cost of all leather
goods, particularly boots and shoes.
which must follow.
Telegraphic dispatches from Wash'
lnton yesterday Indicated that hides
will be placed on the free list and that
the duty on leather and boots and shoes
will be reduced more than 60 per cent.
The extent to which the duty will be
reduced on manufactured leather
products Is shown In the following:
Sole leather, from 17 per cent to 5
per cent ad valorem; leather for uppers,
from 17H per cent to 754 per cent;
boots and shoes, from 25 per cent to 10
per cent. The present duty on hides
amounts to about 15 per cent.
"There was a general demand for free
hides." said W. O. Breyman, president
of the Breyman Leather Company, last
night. "Practically all of the tanners
wanted the duty taken off of hides, not
particularly for the reason that it
naturally would reduce the cost of
leather, but because it would enlarge
the field from which they could buy.
The fact is that, with the present duty
of 15 per cent, the hides produced in
the I'nlted States are controlled by a
few dealers in Chicago. Of course, they
have vigorously resisted all attempts
either to place hides on the free list
or to reduce the duty.
"Under the present conditions the !
stockman In the Pacific Northwest re
ceives about cents a pound for his
hides, which are sold In the Chicago
market for from 13 to 16 cents a pound.
Who gets the difference? I saw a tele
gram only yesterday showing that hides
for which the producer received only
6 cents were being quoted In the Chi
cago market at 13 cents.
"The truth of it Is that. If the duty
on hides Is removed, as It properly
should be. the producer will not be In
SWEETLAND TO BE COACH
New Athletic Director at Willamette
Has Good Record.
SALKM. Or.. July 24. (Special.) Dr.
C J. Sweetland, Jr., has been engaged
as athletic director of Willamette Uni
versity and will be here before the first
of the school year to take up his labors.
He has already made a brief visit to
the school and has made the personal
acquaintance of members of the facultfy
and the athletic squad.
Dr. Sweetland comes to Willamette
with the very highest recommendations
as a business man,, a coach and a
scholar. He has been for some time
athletic director at the Everett, Wash
High School, and while there placed the
greatly demoralized football team In
the winning class and pulled It out of a
bad financial hole. Before coming West
Dr. Sweetland was In charge of ath
letics at the Ishpemlng, Alien., High
hool and while there developed a
championship team. In 1904, '05 and '06
he was athletic director at the Univer
sity of North Dakota and under his
direction the football team won the
championship of the state and defeated
all teams In the same class in neigh
Dr. Sweetland Is a personal friend of
H. Tost, the famous Michigan coach,
by whom he is warmly recommended.
Dr. Sweetland is also recommended un
reservedly by a large number of well
known athletic men and by the presi-
ents and officers of a dozen of the
leading schools and colleges through-
ut the country. While in this city last
week he expressed the belief that there
will be no great difficulty In placing
athletics at Willamette on a plane that
will reflect the highest credit on the
famous old school.
Concert at Columbia Park.
The Peninsula- Band will give a con
cert today at 2 o'clock at Columbia
Park. The concerts of this band have
proved popular, and a record crowd is
Yesterday was a big day for the Elks
of Portland. It was even a more mo
mentous event than when the lodge
said godspeed to the big delegation sent
to Los Angeles, for the day was marked
by the visit of James U. Sammis, of Le
mars, Iowa, grand exalted ruler of the
Benevolent and Protective Order of
Elks In the whole United States.
Elkdom's chief, and his party, arrived
on a belated section of a Southern Pa
cine train at 2:30 o'clock In the after
noon, when the original schedule had
his train due here at 11:30 a. m. The
delay, however, did not lessen the en
thusiasm with which the Portland Elks
greeted their chieftain, and while gome
disappointment was felt at cancelling
the luncheon planned In honor if the
distinguished visitor, the. reception
committee made the best of it and pre
pared for the balance of the programme
with renewed enthusiasm. . .
After being met at . the depot by
Ralph E. Moody, George L. Hutchin and
the reception committee, Mr. Sammis
and his party were hustled into auto
mobiles and driven through Portland
for several hours. All of the grand
exalted ruler's party expressed great
admiration for the beauty of Portland
and Its splendid homes, and before they
left at midnight they assured the mem
bers of 142 that they would be warm
supporters of the 1912 boom.
At 6:30 o'clock an informal banquet
was tendered the visiting delagtlon at
the Commercial Club. The distinguished
guests were: James U. Sammis, A. C.
Collldge, E. A. Dalton, C. C. Bradley (of
Iowa), R. J. Woods, Dr. C M. Cluette,
W. H. Timmel, W. M. Boyle, C. L.
Kingsley. R. R. Nicholson. G. A. C
Clarke, W. H. Dent and I. J. McDuffie.
The banquet was in charge of a commit- ,
tee composed of Henry E. Reed, J. Har
vey O' Bryan and Julius C. Friendly. The
Portland and Oregon Grand Lodge dele
gates present were as follows: Charles E.
McDonell. Dr. C. W. Cornelius, D. Soils
Cohn, Alex Sweek and W. W. Robinson,
of Portland, and A. E. Beard, of Baker
City. The officials of the Portland lodge
were also present as follows: Gus C.
Moser, exalted ruler; W. R. Appersoru
esteemed leading knight; K. K. Kubli, es-
someone "may" fit
glasses to equal
anywhere will fit
glasses any better.
Try him on your next pair.
Hlgh-CIaaa Work at the Lowest Pos
TH O MPSON
SECOND FLOOR CORBETT BLDG,
FIFTH AND MORRISON.
teemed loyal knight: Charles C. Bradley,
esteemed lecturing knight; Clyde M.
Bills, secretary; E. W. Rome, treasurer;
T. E. Dowling, tyler. and W. W. Brether-
ton, of the board of trustees. George L.
Hutchin acted as toastmaster.
Immediately after the banquet the
party was escorted to the handsome
lodgeroom of the Portland lodge and
there Grand Exalted Ruler Sammis
was Introduced to the members of
the lodge and their families, who were
especially Invited to meet the head of
the order In a formal reception. Be
fore the general handshakings com
menced Exalted Ruler Moser introduced
Brother Sammis with a flow of oratory
which moved the big crowd to pro
The distinguished Elk and bis party
left at midnight for Seattle, and ex
pressed the hope that he would have
the pleasure of greeting a large delega
tion of Portlanders' at Detroit next
When You See It in Our Ad It's So
The Salvation Army preaches the gospel
in 31 different lanpuagf".
Third and Oak
First and Yamhill
First and Morrison
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"Why Lake Lytle Is the Best Resort and Investment in the Northwest"
Ten Reasons Contributed by the Competitors for the $10 Prize
REASON'S NOS. 1 AND 2, BY
JOHN A. MILLARD. FOR
EST GROVE, OR.
LAKK LYTLE will be the nearest
orach to the metropolis of the
Northwest and less than three hours'
ride from the host town west of Chi
cago. Do you know of any other re
sort that can be reached In less time
from Portland? No. there Is none.
Lake Lytle Park is the beach first
rtucheii after the d-scension of the
beautiful Coast Kange. The P. K. &
N. Kail road, which is now being- con
structed, has only a short distance to
connect to ma ke the road complete
from Portland throuph Lake Lytle
Park to Tillamook City. This will
be done by June, 1910.
REASONS NOS. 3 AND 4, BY
Its abundant resources for pleas
The most wearied pleasure seeker
may find variety and diversion here.
Canoeing: and fresh water bathing
lake fishing: the most exciting:
trout fishing in the nearby mountain
streams. The mountains In close
proximity at the east are full of
frame, both large and small. Water
fowl abound In season. At the beach
all shell fish are found, while the
deep sea fishing- is the finest on the
coast. Nowhere else is there found
such a bathing- beach, with absolute
ly no undertow. Unexcelled facili
ties for autoing a drive will be
built clear around the lake for this
particular purpose. These are but a
few of the resources at hand for
whiling; away the hours pleasantly.
REASON NO. 5, BY ELEANOR
GARDNER, PORTLAND, OR.
Reasonable prices and easy terms.
With all its natural advantages
and proximity to Portland one would
naturally expect land to be held far
in advance of what it is. However,
prices are low and terms easy ex
ceptionally so considering the actual
value offered and the certainty of
the rush for lots as soon as the
public becomes aware of the desir
ability of acquiring lots at LAKE
REASON NO. 6, BY IDA M. BAR
RETT, PORTLAND, OR. .
A city of 10,000.
Lake Lytle is destined to become
a city of 10.000 within the next three
years. It has evry advantage to
make it a substantial one. The P. R.
& N. Co.. the Lake Lytle Co.. and the
general public all have too good an
eye to business to fail to embrace
such a solden opportunity. They see
it is there, and know it is-only a
question of reaching out and gather
ing in its golden harvest. The pro
moters of this, having seen its pos
sibilities, have made every arrange
ment to push it to the front and will
support it until it has become the
center of the Northwest resorts.
They have platted the land, ar
ranged for clearing, grading and
beautifying the streets, for a com
plete water system, a fine large
depot and hotel, and, in fact, have
planned everything that will make
it a place of pleasure and beauty.
REASON NO. 7, BY MARIE HAN
NIGAN, 973 E. COUCH ST.,
CITY (AGE 12)
Is, when you start on your vaca-.
tlon, perhaps with two or three lit
tle ones and sometimes the family
cat, dog and canary bird and half a
dozen grips,, you will then be glad
that it Is Lake Lytle. that you are
going to. No transferring on crowd
beautiful spot you have chosen for
your Summer vacation you will
shake hands with yourself and pat
yourself on the back and say, "just
leave it to me when you want to se
lect an ideal spot."
calm that women and children may
canoe on it with perfect safety.
REASON NO. 8, BY MARIE HAN
NIGAN, PORTLAND, OR.
When you arrive at Lake Lytlu
you will find a nice comfortable
depot where you can rest and right
yourself, and when you see what a
REASON NO. 9, BY IDA M. BARRETT,-PORTLAND,
Perhaps you wonder why so much
comment on the little lake. These
facts will prove interesting. Lake
Lytle Is a body of fresh water about
a mile In length, one-half mile wide
and varies from 6 to 20 feet in depth
and has a hard sand bottom. It lies
between the ocean and the moun
tains, being about 1000 feet from the
former, and is fed and kept pure and
clean by mountain streams, and Is so
REASON NO. 10, FROM JOHN
A. MILLARD, FOREST
Prompt action on your part is
necessary, as there will only be one
crop of beach lots at Lake Lytle, as
they do not grow, only In value, and
as sure as you invest in one of these
lots it Is a guarantee that you will
never have cause to regret it. Don't
wait for an agent to call and ex
plain the wonderful future posci
billties, both as a Summer home and
financial investment. M a k'e your
selection, then tell your friends
about it. Bo it now.
605 CORBETT BUILDING