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THF SUNDAY OREGOMAN, PORTLAND, 3IARCII 13, 1910.
FORFEIT TO DOG
Rather Than Hit Cur, Seattle
Chauffeur Makes Sudden
Turn and Upsets.
SEVEN PERSONS IN AUTO
T'our Other Women More or Less
Injured, but Man Has. Narrow
Escape From Death All Are
Prominent in Social WorltK
BRATTLE, March 12. (Special.)
Rather than run over a black and tan
dogr that had unexpectedly darted In
front of the automobile he was driv
ing:. E. Hill, a chauffeur, swerved, his
car, which skidded and overturned.
Mrs. Walter "W. Dresser, wife of Walter
VT. Dresser, general agent for the Trav
elers Insurance Company, of Vancouver,
B. C.. 1b dead.
The six other occupants of the car
were not fatally Injured. They were:
. Mrs. H. K. Parsons, wife of the vice
president of the Washington Trust
Company; Mrs. B. L. Gates, wife of a
Seattle Jeweler and owner of the ma
chine; E. Ij. Webster, general agent of
the New York Life Insurance Company,
and Mrs. Webster and Mips Genevieve
van Winkle, a young niece of Mrs.
Webster, and the chauffeur.
When the big car overturned, Mrs.
X)resser was pinned underneath and
suffered a fractured skull. She died
within half an hour.
Mrs. Parsons suffered a lacerated
jcajp and may be Internally Injured.
Mrs. Gates escaped with a broken arm
and Miss Van Winkle's wrist was frac
'tured. Mr. Webster had a miraculous
escape. When ' the automobile over
tumed it turned completely over him.
The party was one of. an endless chain
'of sightseers who were making their
'way to the Meadows to witness the
lHamllton aviation exhibition. The
Gates automobile was running about
25 miles an hour, according to Mr.
Webster. Suddenly a dog darted across
.the way to escape another automobile.
To save its life quick action was neces
isary. As the chauffeur swerved his
oar the back wheels skidded clear
around "and when brought up with a
Ijerk the spokes of the rear wheels
isnapped like toothpicks and In the
! twinkling of an eye the big car was
Irolllng over with its load of human
Instantly there came cries from oth
ers following the overturned automo
'blle and the great stream of machines
became congested : and weged into a
seemingly hopeless tangle. Mrs.
rDresser was dragged out from under
'neath the car and rushed to the King
County Hospital, where she failed to
ALBANY PLANS STEAMER
X)MPETITIOST WITH SOUTHERN
PACIFIC IS OBJECT.
Withdrawal of 10-Oent Differential
Rate Stirs Vp Merchants
ALBANY, Or.ritarch 12. (Special.)
iAlbany merchants may build a small
'steamboat to run on the Willamette
'River from Portland to this city. They
are seriously considering this step in
order to avoid increased freight charges
on the Southern Pacific.
The order of the Southern Pacific
Company abolishing the ten-cent dif
ferential rate from Portland to Albany
'on transcontinental freight shipments
in less than carload lots has caused
storm of protest here and the as
certained fact that the State Railroad
Commission cannot give relief has
caused local merchants to consider
other plans. Several are now advo
cating the formation of a company
to build a steamboat, saying its oper
ation will yield them a profit aside
from the fact that they can ship their
own goods up the river from Portland.
Many years ago when the Willamette
Stiver traffic first offered the Southern
Paclilc serious competition in handling
freight as far south as Corvallls, the
company placed a rate of ten cents
per hundred pounds from Portland to
Albany. This rate existed for more
than 15 years without any complaint
i from the railroad company or the fchip
i pers. but receatly, after the river com
ipetltion. so far as rates is concerned,
Siad ben practically abolished, the
Southern Pacific Company has shown
an inclination to repeal the rate.
So the order promulgated recently
111 at the ten-cent rate would be abol
Jailed on March 22 caused no surprise.
This order restores the regular local
rate on transcontinental shipments in
-less than carload lots, and means that
the rate from Portland to Albany will
Ibe about 28 cents per hundredweight.
A difference of 18 cents on every hun
dred pounds of goods will mean con
siderable money to the Albany mer
chants, for this city is a distributing
point for a large section of the country
and local merchants receive heavy
DOCTOR-PARTNERS IN JAR
One Demands Rent, Says Other
Threatened to Beat Him.
VANCOUVER, Wash., March 12.
(Special.) Dr. A. P. Stowell was ar
rested yesterday for threatening to
assault Dr. W. E. Cass. Dr. Cass and
Dr. Stowell occupy jointly a reception
room, and the former said he pre
sented a bill for rent to the latter,
when Dr. Stowell ordered him out of
the room and threatened to assault
Befor,e E. JO. Scanlon, Justice of the
Peace, today, the defendant was re
leased for lack of evidence. Dr. Cass
Is 48 years of age and Dr. Stowell 6.
CHAUTAUQUA PLANS MADE
Albany Organization Completes Its
ALBANY, Or.. March 12. (Special.)
Complete organization of the Albany
Chautauqua' Association was effected at
a meeting held in the rooms of the
P HISTORIC I N
BONES ARE FOUND
Skeleton Ten Feet Long Dis
covered in Southern
PART OF GUN ALSO TAKEN
Members of Hunting Party Making
Strange Find Cannot Identify
Rusty Barrel Among Known
Firearm! To Move Bones.
BOISE, Idaho, March 12. (Special. )
Unmoved, unseen and untouched for
hundreds of years and hidden in the re-
cooling, and at times the suction is1 so
great at the mouth of these Assures that
large papers thrown into them are im
mediately sucked downwards, while at
other times the current of air is outward
and can be heard for miles ona frosty
morning. Few people care to enter the
caves but. those which have large open
ings on the surface are considered per
SOUTHWEST TO COMBINE
Commercial " Clubs of Section of
Washington Called Together.
CENTRALIA, Wash.. March 12. Secre
tary J. E. Barnes, of the Centralia Com
mercial Club, has invited the various
commercial bodies of Southwest Wash
ington to send delegates to meet in Cen
tralia on March 24. for the purpose of
forming an association to assist In the
general development of Southwest Wash
ington. A number of prominent Commercial
Club men of the Coast will address the
meeting, and the visiting delegates will
be the guests of the Centralia Commercial
Club In the evening at the Hotel Cen
tralia. A number of acceptances have been
received and no doubt the entire south
west will be represented. Should an or
ganization of this kind be formed it wHl
be a great factor in telling the world
of the great resources of Southwest
The work of the various clubs of this
OIxAM-DIGGING IS POPULAR WINTER PASTIME AT ClATSOP BEACH.
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VISITORS AT SEASIDE TURN OUT BY HUNDREDS AT LOW TIDE.
SE3ASIDE, Or., March 12. (Special.) Exceptionally low tides and balmy weather have had the effect of
turning clam diggers out on Clatsop beach to as great a degree as in midsummer. During the latter days of
last week dozens of people spent tae afternoon in pursuit of the festive bivalve. The greatest crowd was ob
served Thursday at Seaside, when at least 100 people visited the town on the Xecantcum for a "day with
the clams." Local people alone removed over two wagon loads of clams, which were consumed at the ho
tels and shipped to Astoria. A conservative estimate is that 300 people were clam digging. The majority
of the local diggers used Indian clam baskets, relics of the fast-disappearing Clatsop Indians. All varieties
of fish have been plentiful at Seaside. While that veteran fisherman, Sam Lee, has been catching 40 pounds
of bass daily from Pacific Pier, visitors have caught enough to supply their friends as well as their hotel
table. Rock cod are biting freely at the Point, and big catches are reported from the rocks of sea trout.
Friday a number of torn cod were caught from the pier. The freshwater fish,ermen on the Necanicuru have
had, with the exception of one day following a heavy rain, rather poor luck at the salmon trout.
Albany Commercial Club last evening,
when a constitution and by-laws were
adopted, and committees were named to
arrange for the Chautauqua assembly
to be held here in July.
The affairs of the chautaqua will be
administered by an executive " board
consisting of the president, vice-president,
secretary and treasurer, together
with three trustees at large and the
chairman of the seven standing com
mittees. The four officers heretofore
elected are Dr. M. H. Ellis, president;
A. C. Schmitt. vice-president; Wallace
R. Struble, secretary, and William Bain,
treasurer. The three trustees at large
chosen last evening are C. E. Sox, C
O. Rawllngs and J. L. Tomlinson, and
the committee chairmen appointed last
evening who will be members of the
board are J. S. Van Winkle, L. E. Ham
ilton. E. H. McCune, F. M French, H.
M. Crooks and D. O. Woodworth
Standing committees to direct the
work of the association were named
last evening as follows: Grounds and
equipment J S. Van Winkle, J. C. Hol
brook, C. G. Rawlings, J. J. Collins, Z.
II. Rudd; finance L. E. Hamilton, A.
C. Sckmltt, W. AEastburn, George
Taylor, George H. Crowell; advertising,
printing and publicity E. H. McCune,'
P. A. Young. W. H. Marvin. F. J. Mil
ler, R. L Tracy, W. S. Gordon, W. F.
Hammer; transportation F. M. French,
C. H. Stewart, R. K. Montgomery; edu
cational H, M. Crooks, F. It Gesel
bracht, A. Esson, F. G. Franklin, A.
1 Briggs, C. E. Sox. G. V. Littler; W.
R. Slinn, J. J. Tomlinson, W. L. Jack
son; religious and devotional no 'ap
pointments were made on this commit
tee, but President Ellis recommended
that the Albany Ministerial Association
flirect one of Its members to name the
committee: athletic sports D.'O. Wood
worth. D. W. Merrill. J. C. Irvine, Wil
liam Eagles, G. A. Flood.
Plans for this Summer's Chautauqua
will go forward at once.
EVERY. OSE IS SURPRISED WHEN
they see It for the first time the Cream
of Irvington. the perfect addition: fine
view property. Improvements all in.
Fifteen minutes' ride on any Union
avenue car. Get oft at Knott street,
walk one block east.
Trliiti poplin Is a combination of silk and
wool; tne former gives & luster and the
latter a Hoftness to the fabric. The silk
1 the finest quality obtainable and usually
comes from China; the wool also must be
of the best class.
cessea of a 'deep cave 25 miles north
of Shoshone, Lincoln County, in Southern
Idaho, is the (skeleton of a giant ten
feet tall, evidently of prehistoric origin.
It was recently discovered by a hunting
party from this city.
As corroborate proof the members are
now exhibiting the rusty and time-worn
barrel of what appears to be an ancient
gun weighing between 25 and 80 pounds,
resembling a flint-lock rifle. This they
say was picked, up beelde the skeleton.
These bonea will be taken out of the
cave at the earliest v possible date and
carefully packed and forwarded to the
Smithsonian Institution. It is believed
by those who have seen the skeleton
there will be an invasion of the caves in
that section of Idaho by students seeking
knowledge of the .earlier Inhabitants of
Skull of Great Size.
The skull of this1 giant is twice as large
as that of the average man today. The
large limb bones Indicate he must have
been a man of great physical power. The
skeleton is well preserved and was found
upon the surface of the ground far
back in the chambers1 of the cave,
stretched out at full length. Close by was
the barrel of the rusty rifle, which Is of
peculiar make unknown to those familiar
No reasonable theory can be advanced
by the discoverers as to how the skele
ton happened to be in the cave. Those
who have looked into the facta believe
the skeleton represents one of a lost
race unknown to men of this day, which
occupied the American continent long
before the redskins came. Geologists say
the Western .country was the scene of
a great volcanic disturbance at one time
and great streams of lava overflowed the
now fertile plains of this state, forming
caves and great natural basins. It Is
possible that this one representative of a
lost race was caught by . the flows and
6ealed up in the cave in which he was
. Extinct Volcanoes Abonnd.
There are numerous extinct volcanoes
in this eectlon of the state and particular
ly where the gigantic skeleton was found.
The older Indians say their fathers told
them about the mountains which were
afire and of the continual underground
rumblings. Among the "lavas." as theso
regions are called, are to be found many
fissures that seem to be connected with
large caves, formed when the lava was
part of the state is meeting with great
success and every day sees great num
bers of homeseekers coming to this .sec
tion. They are buying homes and assist
ing in developing the country. The great
number of men employed In the mills,
factories, lumber camps and mines give
us an elegant home market for all tin
products of the farm.
PIRATE SUSPECT CAUGHT
Charles Homeyer Is Arrested by
Inspector and Harbormaster.
Through the united efforts' of Har
bormaster Speier and the Customs offi
cials, Charles Homeyer, long under sus
picion of being a river pirate, was ar
rested at 7:80 o'clock last evening. He
was taken to the city Jail and bonds
placed at $100. In default of ball he
was locked up. The launch was taken
in charge of an Inspector of Customs
and will be held pending the action
of Collector ' Malcolm. The charge on
which the boat Is held Is that of run
ning without lights. Harbormaster
Speier has a number of charges against
Homeyer was picked up near the foot
of Salmon street. He was in a launch
and was towing a small skiff astern.
He had neither tow lights nor running
lights set. It was on this charge that
the officer interfered. The penalty for
operating a motor boat without the
proper lights is a fine of $250. Har
bormaster Speier has been gathering
evidence against the man for some time.
Every Battalion to Have Xine.
VANCOUVER. Wash., March 12.
(Special.) Each battalion of the First
Infantry will organize a baseball team
for the next season and the best mate
rial from these teams will play to de
fend the colors of the regiment. It
Is likely that the Second Field Artil
lery, now stationed at Vancouver Bar
racks, will also put up a strong team.
Baseball enthusiasts are now begin
ning to practice and the field and
diamond have been put in fine shape.
Corporal Cooper, Co. B. will be in
charge of the team of the First Bat
talion, Private Cashatt, Co. F., of the
Second Battalion team, and Sergeant
Spear, Company L, of the Third Bat
PiiCOfi IS STIRRED
Patten Incident Causes Liverpool-Manchester'
APOLOGIES ARE OFFERED
Operator Says Purpose of Visit to
Cotton Exchange Was to Show
Folks lie Was Not Adorned
With Satanic Appendages.
LIVERPOOL, March 12. The Patten
incident at the Manchester Cotton Ex
change yesterday has stirred up con
siderable feeling against the brokers
there, between whom and the Liver
pool dealers there is much Jealousy.
Local business men are anxious clearly
to disassociate themselves from com
plicity in the insult to the Chicago
A Liverpool merchant received this
cable message today from New. York:
"Is the report of the treatment of
Patten at Manchester true? England
pretends friendship for America. Would
heathenish Chinese be guilty of this?
Patten is one of America's purest men."
The recipient of the cablegram re
plied: "Liverpool resents Manchester treat
ment of Patten. The best Manchester
men are ashamed and personally feel
the discourtesy strongly."
Mr. Patten abandoned his plan to
visit the Cotton Exchange before sailing
today because a counter demonstra
tion seemed possible. He did, however,
pay a farewell visit to the corn ex
change. In an interview he said:
"I went to Manchester to show them
that I was an ordinary man not
adorned with horns and tail but sim
ply a bull market as I had told them.
That the hostile demonstration did not
represent the best elements in the Cot
ton Exchange Is shown by the personal
and written expressions of regret which
I have received from leading spinners
of Manchester, some of whom visited
"During my stay in Liverpool I have
received between 500 and 600 letters
from all parts of this country. Many
of these Inclosed money which I
was asked to speculate with on behalf
of the senders."
BRITISH PRESS VSFR1EXDLV
No Sympathy Expressed for Man
Who Made Cotton Dearer.
LONDON. March 12. James A. Pat
ten, the Chicago speculator, who was
jostled and driven out of the Manchester
Cotton Exchange yesterday, sailed today
from Liverpool for New York on board
the steamer Mauretania. The English
press, generally strong for law and or
der, extends no sympathy for Mr. Patten
In his Manchester experience. The West
minster Gazette says today:
"We are glad that the American cot
ton king got out of the Manchester Ex
change with nothing worse than some
hustling and hooting, but cannot profess
any sympathy for his wounded feelings."
The paper expresses astonishment that
Patten had the "impudence." considering
the injury which his operations had done
to -the Lancashire cotton industi-y, to
presume on the courtesy generally ac
corded visitors from across the Atlantic.
"Men who make corners in raw mate
rials, in men. life and labor, are no
longer sent to prison, but they cannot
reasonably expect to be welcomed by the
people who have suffered through their
The Pall Mall Gazette does not ques
tion that the Chicago speculator may be,
on his own lines, an honest dealer, "but
what is interesting and important is
the Judgment of the Manchester business
men upon the lines which they them
selves consider reprehensible."
The paper calls the cornering of the
necessities of life monstrous, and adds:
"It would be difficult to draw the lino
between the legitimate and the illegiti
mate In market methods, but that there
Is such a line is the confident judgment
of our common morality to which the
Manchester Exchange has given rough
and ready execution."
Educational Meeting at Shedds.
SHEDDS, Or., March 12. (Special.)
An educational meeting, which was at
tended by hundreds of people of this
part of Linn County, was held here to
day. Besides a literary and musical pro
gramme addresses were delivered by
Rev. H. C. Marshall, of Shedds; C. L.
Shaw, of Albany; C. A. Park, of Salem,
state horticultural commissioner;
County Judge J. N. Duncan, County Tru
ant Officer C. F. Bigbee, of Albany; E.
P. Bradley, principal of the Albany
High school, and County School Super
intendent W. L. Jackson. The Shedds
concert band furnished music. Prizes
were awarded school children of this
Vicinity for various competitions.
Public Schools Hold Debates.
INDEPENDENCE. Or.. March 12.
(Special.) The public school debates,
which took place in Polk County last
night at Independence, Dallas, Perry
dale and Balston, the question, "Re
solved. That Immigration Should Be
Further Restricted by an Illiteracy
Test," all resulted in favor of the af
firmative. In the debate at Indepen
dence the home team had the affirma-
ABSTRACT SHOWING CONDITION, IN AGGREGATE, OF BANKS IN OREGON, AT CLOSE OF BUSINESS JANUARY
ISSUED BY JAMES STEEL, STATE BANK EXAMINER.
31, 1910, COMPARED WITH . THAT OF NOV. 16, 1909.
I STATE. SA VINOS, PRIVATES AND FOREIGN BANKS
IWMBINKD FIGURES OF ALL BANKS IN THE STATES
Number of Xta ka...
Loane and d pcousts Ma,
Securities, bonds, etc
Hanking house, furniture and fixtures . . . . .
Other real efftate owned . . . .
Due from banks ( nor reserve banks.........
Due from ajvproved reserve acrenup
Obecks and other cai Heme
Kxcnanges for clearlng-houe ,
Cah on hand
United States bonds to eoure circulation....
l:nked Stat bonds to secure depuslt9
Ignited States bond on hand
Premium on ITnlted Steves bond 9.
Five per cent redemption fund
Other Hems tlKut above
Jan. 31. 1911)
Nov. 18. ISO
.-.o. 127. 11,,
Capital ftook paid tn
Surplus fund ......
I'ndlvliled profits .
Due to banks and bankers
Depoelta due State Treasurer. ........... ...
Deposit subject to chui k
Demand certificates- of deposit
Time certificates of deposit .
Savings ceposits . .
t'nited States deposits
Depoi-lts United State disbursing officer
Note and bill redlscounted
CerTlflcates of detKMt. issued for money borr
National bank notes outstanding
Rt'Serveri for taxes
62.801, 559.271 (Sl.884.712.94
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SEE OUR SPRING
273-275 Morrison at Fourth
tive, and was presented by Bessie
Hartman, Marie Jones and Gretchen
Kraemer. Arrayed against them waa
the Falls City Team composed of Laven
and Edward Godfritt and Chleo Sey
mour. The judges were J. B. V. But
ler and Rev. Mr. Weed, of Monmouth,
and Mr. Landis, of Oregon Agricultural
Store Robbed at Hermlston.
HERM1STON. Or., March 12. Special.)
The store of Roe Scarborough was
rohhed last night of $10o in merchandise.
Entrance was made through the back
door. Only the best goods were taken.
Wilson Promoted. Is Report.
KLAMATH FALUS, Or., - March 12.
(Speclal.) A report is abroad that cannot
be -confirmed hero yet that Superintend
ent Wilson, of Klamath Agency, has
been promoted to the supervisorship of
all non-reservation Indian allotments
throughout the state. Roscbuig will
probably be his headquarters.
Kranich & Bach Pianos and Player-Pianos
Chickering Bros. Pianos and Player-Pianos
Steger & Sons Pianos anJ Player-Pianos
This big trio of artistic pianos are sold exclusively in this terri
tory by us. We carry all of the different styles, sizes and beautiful
veneers in stock.
Large pianos for large music-rooms; small pianos for parlors,
boudoirs and houseboats.
Our liberal policy of fair treatment and honest representation of
instruments merits your inspection and approval.
GRAVES MUSIC CO.
Ill Fourth Street.
OIL. AT NEHALEM OIL
NEWS from the OIL WELL at Nehalcru Bay is extremely
encouraging. Call or send for NEW PROSPECTUS, contain
ing the latest news.
N. C. H. OIL CO.
J74 Oak Street, Portland, Oregon.
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' Many people are afraid of ghosts. Few people
are afraid of germs. Yet the ghost is a faaoy and
the germ is a fact. If the germ eouM be mogui&ed
to a size equal to its terrors it would appear more
terrible than any fire-breathing dragon. Germs
can't be avoided. They are in the air we breathe,
the water we drink.
The germ can only prosper when the condition
of the system gives it free scope to establish it
self and develop. When there is a deficiency of
. vital force, lanlnor. restlessness, a sallow cheek.
hollow eye, when the appetite is poor and the
sleep is broken, it is time to guard against the germ. You can
fortify the body against all germs by the use of Dr. Pierce's Gold
en Medical Discovery. It increases the vital power, cleanses the
system of clogging impurities, enriches the blood, puts the stom
ach and organs of digestion and nutrition in working condition, so
that the germ finds no weak or tainted spot in which to breed.
. "Golden Medical Discovery" contains no alcohol, whisky or
habit-forming drugs. All its ingredients printed on its outside
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