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THE STJNDAT OHEGONIA3T, PORTLAND, JUNE 19, 1910.
NEW WHEAT HELPED
Rain in Washington Fields Is
Welcomed by Growers.
MAY ADD TO WAREHOUSES
Columbia County's Prospects Are
Brightened and Dealers Assert
That Moisture Insures an Aver
age Crop Others Benefited.
DAYTON', "Wash., June 18. (Special.)
As a result of yesterday's rain, which
came at a critical time, crop prospects
are materially brightened and with
continued favorable weather Columbia
County will produce an average crop.
This is the purport of statements se
cured from grain dealers of Dayton
who have interviewed 60 per cent ot
the farmers. It is estimated that this
county will produce 1,20(0000 bushels
of wheat and 850,000 bushels of barley,
as against 1.500,000 of wheat and
1,150,000 bushels of barley last year.
H. B. Ridgley. buyer for Corbett
Brothers, made the following statement
regarding the outlook:
"The crop will aggregate about
2,050,000 .bushels. While grain is
spotted tfeis season, the average indi
cates a normal crop. In some locali
ties Fall grain never looked better.
The crop will be 60 per cent of wheat
and 40 per cent of barley. Pullman
hybrid wheat No. 143, introduced here
this year, will yield heaviest of all
varieties. Over 2000 acres are being
grown in this county as an experiment,
and it will make a record yield, the
stand being excellent in all localities.
I believe It will become one of the
principal varieties grown Here In the
Clarke Israel, buyer for Max Houser,
of Portland, says: "I have estimated
the crop at about, 2,000,000 bushels, in
the ratio of 60 per cent of wheat and
40 per cent of barley, 'me total this
year is about 97,000 acres, although a
small acreage of Fall grain, which
yields heavily, will reduce the crop
materially. Yesterday's rains Insure
the filling of' the heads, and benefited
this county thousands of dollars."
Barley is heading near Starbuck,
and wheat will commence to mature
next week. Cold weather will Injure
barley, but help wheat. Many of the
grain buyers here fear there will be a
shortage of warehouse room, as it is
estimated that fully 33 per cent of last
year's big crop remains in storage.
This may result in building of addi
tional warehouses at Dayton, Turner,
Covello and Starbuck.
Athena Growers AVelcome Rain.
ATHENA, Or., June 18. For the last
24 hours heavy rain has fallen in this
vicinity. Wheat growers have been
praying for rain and eagerly awaited
the downpour. It represents consider
able money to the farmers, as it has
Increased the yield fully ten bushels to
the acre, and in sections more ad
vanced and dryer an increase of about
five bushels to the acre is looked for.
VAN WINKLE IS CANDIDATE
Assistant Attorney-General Has His
Eyes on Circuit Bench.
SALEM. Or., June 18. (Special.)
Assistant Attorney-General I. H. Van
Winkle announced today that he would
be a candidate to succeed George H.
Burnett as Circuit Judge in case Judge
Burnett is not again a candidate. It
Is pretty well understood here that
Judge Burnett will be a candidate for
the supreme bench.
Mr. Van Winkle will have the sup
port of a large part of the Marlon
It is reported here that P. R. Kelley,
of Albany, will be a candidate for the
circuit bench to succeed William Gal
loway, who. it is expected, will also
be a candidate on the Democratic
THREE MEN ARE INDICTED
Man Charged With Permitting Wife
in Evil Resort, Goes to Prison.
ASTORIA. Or.. June 18. (Special.)
The grand Jury Friday afternoon returned
the following additional indictments
to the Circuit Court: William Buch
man. proprietor, and Edward Seney,
barkeeper, of the Depot Saloon, on two
charges each, of selling liquor to
minors: Kum Bow. a Chinaman,
charged with criminal assault on a
George P. Nevick. 'who was charged
with nermittincr Vi 1 a wtt i ,
mate of a house of prostitution, was
' "" ana pieaaea guilty, and was
sentenced by Judge Eakin to a term
of two years In the penitentiary.
CHARIVARI CAUSES ARREST
Athena Boys Break Windows in
ATHENA, Or., June 18. (Special.)
B. D. Clemens of this city, owner of a
chopmill. has filed indictments against
10 boys of this city, the complaint be
ing that damage was done to his house
. and several windows broken a few
nights ago. A number of boys gathered
around Mr. Clemens' house about 10
o'clock for the purpose of charivaring
Mr. Clemens' son. Joseph Clemens, who
was recently wedded.
The boys, with tin cans and sticks,
broke the glass In their effort to rouse
the married couple. The trial will be
held in Justice Richard's Court within
a few days.
FERRY CAPTAIN IMPROVES
Victim of Accident Imagines He Is
on Old River Ran.
VANCOUVER, Wash., June 18. (Spe
cial.) Captain Wilbur W. Babbldee
who was seriously injured Tuesday
mgai oy oeing caugni in tne pilot
wheel on the Vancouver ferry, is re
ported to be slightly improved in St.
Joseph's Hospital, where he is being
nursed by his wife.
Captain Babbidge's mind was a little
clearer today and he was able to talk
some. He Imagines that he is at Fort
Stevens, on his old run on the Colum
bia River. He suffers much pain.
MAU WINS SLANDER CASE
South Bend Marshal Gets No Dam'
ages Politics Injected.
SOUTH BEND, Wash.. June 18.
(Special.) By a verdict of the jury re
turned last -night, Peter W. Culver loses
his suit for $5000 damages against Otto
Mau, whom he charged with slandering
him by declaring that Culver, as City
Marshal of Raymond, accepted a bribe.
The Jury held Mau guiltless of the
accusation and the verdict Is ' looked
upon as an exoneration of John I.
O'Phelan, Prosecuting Attorney, and
Pat Bruin, ex-Chief of Detectives in
Portland and now night policeman here.
During the progress of the case poll
tics was said to have had a bearing,
the imputation being made that Bruin
offered his testimony and that of
O'Phelan for Culver if John T. Welsh,
ex-State Senator, Culver and others
would work for the re-election of
Bruin's accusers saw in his part in
the case an ambition to become Sher
iff. Bruin denies this, declaring he is
not even a registered voter In State
When on the stand Bruin accused
PORTLAND STUDENT ELECTED
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UNIVERSITY OF OREGON,
Eugene, June 18. (Special.)
Victor Voight, '11, of PorUand.
has been elected president of the
University of Oregon Dramatic
Club for next year in recognition
of his fine work as leading man
in "The Professor's Love Story,"
the play presented by the club as
the big . event of Junior week--end
Voight is also a football player
and stunt man on the Glee Club,
besides being prominent in other
student body activities. He is
majoring in the electrical engi
neering department. President of
the Dramatic Club has come to
be one of the most important of
fices in college.
Welsh of offering him a bribe to man
ufacture evidence favorable to Culver's
WIRELESS AGENT BUSY
SEATTLE MAX SELLS THOU
SANDS OF UNITED SHARES.
Success of Stock Flotation Now Be
ing Probed as Fraud Dy Govern
ment, Due to Parker, in West.
SEATTLE, WTash-, June IS. (Special.)
The amazing success in the West of the
United Wireless stock selling campaign
is due chiefly to George H. Parker, of
Seattle, fiscal agent for the territory on
this side of the Mississippi River. As
United wireless pro-consul for the vast
region under his control, Parker has
pressed his campaign with Napoleonic
vigor. In the State of Washington alone
he disposed of hundreds of thousands of
dollars of stock, intrinsically worth less
than' $2 a share, for $20 to $40 a share.
Above his own signature, Parker ad
"The United Wireless Telegraph Com
pany is a consolidation of the. American
DeForest, English and American Marconi
and other companies, and controls all
patents for long-distance wireless teleg
raphy. They also own a controlling In,'
terest in the Canadian Marconi.
"The basis for transferring American
DeForest and Marconi stocks to the
United Wireless Telegraph Company has
been taken up by our attorneys and
finally perfected. Those buying of brokers
at cut-rate prices will lose on their trans
fer, no matter what price the" stock has
been purchased at. We -are now ready to
take subscriptions for the United Wire'
less Telegraph Company's stock.
"For further information call at the
office of the United Wireless Telegraph
Company, 202 Arcade building. Agents
Parker has not confined his activity to
advertising in the newspapers. His cir
cular letters have been a big feature of
the stock-selling campaign that put him
among Seattle's millionaires. These have
been masterpieces of extravagant state
ments, of frenzied visions of the count
less millions to be earned by his com
pany. In a circular letter dated October 21,
1907. Parker made the following state
ment, above his own signature:
"Our president, while here the first of
the month, guaranteed that there would
be a dividend declared in 1908, and paid.
He also offered to deposit $10,000 in any
bank in Seattle, the other party to de
posit $10,000, and if our monthly income
during 1908 was not $50,000 per month,
the second party was to take the $20,000;
if It was, Mr. Wilson to take it. Sign the
enclosed application, mail same to me for
whatever stock you wish, and you will
have something that will take care of
you in the future, even better than the
investment in Bell Telephone is taking
care of those who bought stock In that
company and have held onto it."
Thus Parker, in 1907, sent out the re
port that the stock would pay a dividend
in 1908. It did not pay a dividend in
1908. It never has paid one, but Parker
undoubtedly sold thousands of dollars
worth of stock on this one circular letter
Sixteen stations have been established
in Washington by the United Wireless as
an adjunct to its stock Jobbing crusade
In this state. Seattle has two ' of the
stations. The 14 others are located one
each at Bellingham. Friday Harbor, Port
Townsend, Everett, Tacoma, Chehalis,
Olympia, Kalama. Aberdeen, Westport,
Walla Walla, Spokane, Wenatchee and
Station Named Chavner Junction.
GOLD HILL, Or., June 18. Chavner
Junction is the name selected by the Com
mercial Club for the Junction of the new
Gold Hill railroad with the Southern Pa
cific. The club has also voted that the
new caves discovered at the lime ledge on
Kanes Creek, which Is the objective of
the new line, shall be known as the Gold
Hill Caverns. An excursion will be run
to them on the Fourth, In case the road
is completed. -
DOZEN MILLS BUSY
Year's Cut in Wallowa Will
Total 20,000,000 Feet. '
BOX FACTORY IS ADDED
Read half-page ad. on page 13, sec
tion 1, auction sale of lots and fruit
Annual Output of Lumber in Eastern
Oregon County Is Expected
to Reach 30,000,000 Feet
After Xext Vear
vvaiiluvva, ur., June u. (oyetuu.) i
The lumber . industry of Wallowa Is ,
daily becoming a more important factor
In the growth of the town. From a
paltry shipment of 22 cars In the last
12 months, the exportation promises to
reach nearly 20,000,000 feet during the
. Twelve sawmills are running full blast
within a radius of 11 miles of this city
and all are marketing their product here,
the bulk of it being purchased by the
NIbley-Mimnaugh Lumber Company and
the Bear Creek Lumber Company. The
dally cut of these 12 mills is averaging
very close to 200,000 feet.
The largest mill, that of the Nibley
Mlmnaugh Lumber Company, while in
operation for the first time this season,
is cutting about 50,000 feet every day;
the Bear Creek Lumber Company is saw
ing in the neighborhod of 40,000 feet
daily; four other mills are each averag
ing over 20,000 feet daily, an the other
mills are sawing from 5000 to 15,000 feet,
according to crew and capacity of mill.
The three largest mills expect materially
to Increase their output within the next
In order to make the most of their
product, the NIbley-Mimnaugh Lumber
Company will have in operation about
July 1, one of the finest planing mills
and box factories In Eastern Oregon. It
will occupy a floor space of 60x120, ex
clusive of the lumber sheds and power
house. It will contain all modern ma
chinery for the surfacing of lumber and
the making of boxes. The Bear Creek
Lumber Company is building an exclusive
planing mill. It will contain only three
machines a 10-inch molder, a 19-inch
planer and a ripsaw. The planer is to be
the finest machine built, and will cover
a floor space 16x8 feet, weigh 19,000
pounds and be delivered under a guar
antee to do perfect work while running
at a speed of 150 lineal feet per minute.
The Bear Creek Company has Just re
ceived a large donkey engine that will
double the logging capacity and enable
the mill to keep running full time. The
Nibley-Mlmnaugh people are running a
logging train and delivering two to four
tralnloads of logs daily at the mill.
Many of the smaller mills find difficulty
in securing sufficient crews to meet
their demands. Logging operations have
been seriously hampered by the shortage
of men, and this, coupled with the late
start which many of the larger mills
made, will make this, the first season's
cut, only about 20,000,000 feet for the ter
ritory tributary to Wallowa, but mill men
state with confidence that the total cut
of each succeeding season for the next
generation will be fully 30,000,000 feet
NEWPORT CROWDED EARLY
Summer Visitors Arriving: at Rate
of Over Fifty Daily.
NEWPORT, Or.. June 18. (Special.)
Newport will undoubtedly have the
biggest season this Summer in its his
tory. Captain Jacobson, of the ferryboat
Newport, reports the heaviest June
travel in his experience. The passen
gers arriving average over 60 daily,
which is unusual for this time of the
Last Summer the Seattle fair and
cool weather, kept away many annual
Plans for a large celebration on the
Fourth of July have been under way
for some time. A very interesting pro
gramme his been prepared by the
committee in charge, which Includes a
field meet, horse races, baseball game,
regatta, boxing contest and fireworks.
The railroads will make special rates
for several days, which Is much ap
preciated by the citizens of Newport.
VANCOUVER TO CLEAN UP
Society Women Will Join Laborers
in First Civic Cleaning Day.
VANCOUVER, B. G, June lg. (Spe
cial.) Next Wednesday is to be the
first civic Spring-cleaning day ever ob
served in Vancouver, and according to
the plans of the civic authorities, it
will be observed by both young and
old, school children and city workers,
in xacL. it. tne cu s awieii.c wuuva out
as intended, members of the Tourist
RENTS AND SALES
REALTY DEPARTMENT .
We are especially
well equipped for
renting, selling and
leasing business, resi
dence arid warehouse
or manuf act u r i n g
properties, being con
stantly in touch with .
inquirers. We also
look after repairs, as
sessments, taxes, etc.,
statement for neces
sary outlays, saving
to owners where pos
sible. Our service is on
c o'mm i s s i o n basis
List your property
SAVINCS & TRUST
Sixth and Washington ,
Finest split and
also soft Milans,
$4.00 and $5.00.
Our popular medium-priced
all styles of
for Summer appeal to every
man because they present
just the style, patterns, fabric
or shade he wants at just the
price he wants to pay; they
are absolutely the finest
ready-to "Wear garments in
$25 $30, $35, $40
311 Morrison Street
Our line of men's Summer Shirts
is the choicest in Portland. All
the latest patterns and colors, in
pleated or plain bosoms, coat or
regular style, soft folded negli
gee cuffs, or laundered, attached,
$1.50, $2.00, $2.50.
"NEW SUMMER HOSIERY
Plain or fancy stripes and dots,
plain silk lisles; an excellent as
sortment, 25c, 35c and 50c.
MEN'S UNION" SUITS Medium
and Summer weights, assortment
complete; the best and strongest
numbers of the following well
known makes: Vassar, B. V. D.,
American Hosiery Co., Porosknit,
$1.00, $1.50, $2.50, $3.00.
MEN'S NECKWEAR Newest
patterns in both open-end and
folded Scarfs, knit goods in plain
silks and stripes, tubular silk
four-in-hands in plain colors, 50c,
Association, Trades and Labor Coun
cil, society women and others will han
dle brooms and spades along: with the
Mayor and Councilmen in an effort to
make the city a "spotless town."
Ministers of the various city churches
will appeal to their congregations to
morrow to aid In the good work; the
school children will be griven a holiday
to assist; business Arms of all -kinds
have bee nrequested to lend their rigs
have been requested to lend their rigs
away dirt. On Wednesday evening:, the
piles of refuse which have been gath
ered during: the day will be burned on
the city's dump amid public "ceremonies."
Aberdeen Alleges Discrimination.
ABERDEEN, Wash., June 18. Alleg
ing: discrimination in Jobbing: rates be
tween Aberdeen and Olympia, to the
Injury of Aberdeen Jobbers, the Cham
ber of Commerce today appealed to the
State Railway Commission for an In
vestigation of charges that are made
against the Northern Pacific.
Vancouver Schools Close.
VANCOUVER, Wash., June 18. Spe
claL) School In Vancouver closed to
day for the Summer vacation. Fourteen
students received their diplomas from
the Vancouver High School tonight.
They were Ray Wolfe, Ellen Alben,
Ellen Marley, Martha Griffith. Freda
Deierling, Gertrude Rawson, Nellie
Alben, Nellie Rentschler, Mabel
Hilstrom. Corry Galoraith. Adah Pack
ard, Zillah Crawford, Ray Smith and
Robert Chanler Weds Soprano.
PARIS, June 18. Robert W. Chanler,
of New York City, ex-Sheriff of Dutch
ess County, New York, and Madame
Llna Cavalieri, the operatic soprano,
were married in this city today.
GREAT $16,280 MUSICAL
Grand List of Prizes Offered by Piano Manufacturers in
Big Publicity Campaign of Skill and Merit.
FREE! PIANOS FREE.
Chickerings, Steinways, Sohmers, Kimballs, Hazeltons, Knabes, Autopianos, Hobart
M. Cables, Mason & Hamlins, A. B. Chase, Etcx, Etc
READ THE GRAND LIST OF PRIZES
GRAND FIRST PRIZE.
Choice of one of the following Inter
nationally Renowned Pianos.
Chickering ' Sohmer
, Steinway Hallet & Davis
GRAND SECOND PRIZE
Choice of one of the three
world's famous Flayer Pi
GRAND THIRD PRIZE.
Choice of one of the following now
famous American Pianos.
Mason & Hamlin,
Hobart M. Cable,
A. B. Chase,
Story & Clark.
GRAND FOURTH PRIZE.
Choice of one of the fol
lowing $250 Piano-Players :
That advertising Is one of the greatest forces In the business world today is acknowledged by everyone. The advertising question is always
confronting piano manufacturers. In the piano business It is necessary to continually find new customers, because few people buy more than one
piano In a lifetime.
How to reach the buying public effectively and quickly is the problem. Some manufacturers use magazine advertising costing thousands of dol
lars a page, per issue. Others spend huge sums of money on foreign artists to play their pianos in public concerts. Then vast amounts are spent in
newspaper, billboard, theater programmes and other forms of advertising. Others pay commissions to music teachers, etc. These thousands upon
thousands of dollars must In the end be paid for by the people who buy pianos, yet this terrific expense does not add a penny In value to the in- 1
Manufacturers, however, must advertise if they hope to maintain commercial supremacy, especially in this rapidly-growing Western country.
Realizing the great upbuilding on the Pacific Coast and the thousands of home-builders pouring in here dally, and desiring to become acquainted
with these people in the quickest and most effective manner, a group of fourteen of the foremost and financially strongest Eastern planomakers have
joined in what will unquestionably prove the largest and most far-reaching publicity campaign ever launched.
However, Instead of advertising In costly magazines, periodicals, etc., the money thus saved will be given to the people direct, to whom It right
fully belongs. Everyone has an equal chance to share in the grand distribution of the $16,280 In prises, free of cost.
These manufacturers also desire to compile a mailing list of all families without pianos in this vicinity. Through this contest plan this In
formation can be secured more correctly and economically than by spending big sums In magazines and hiring solicitors and canvassers.
EDUCATIONAL. AND FASCINATING
Very few people are at all familiar with the great names
in music. Few still know how to spell them. Further, how
many know the old alphabet numerically? As an example,
the letter "N" Is the 14th letter, letter "G" is the 7th,
"W" Is the 23d, etc Youngsters know the alphabet nu
merically better than the "old folks." This contest en
ables everybody to become familiar with the relative nu
merical position of the different letters of the alphabet.
ana also to Decome laminar witn tne names and spell
ing of the great composers.
Every letter in the squares on the left represents a
relative numerical letter, and every line spells the
name of a famous composer. We have omitted the num
bers In four of the squares (?) which you must supply
RULES AND CONDITIONS.
The person sending in, the neatest 'correct and
most artistic answer will receive the first prize,
absolutely free, choice of one of the above In
ternationally renowned pianos. The other
prizes will be awarded in order of merit and
tne entire amount or prizes, namely, $16. 280,
will be distributed in merchandise drafts,
ranging In amounts from $125 down to $50,
among tne successiui contestants, remem
ber, merit alone counts. This contest is open to everyone excepting
those engaged in the music business, or members cf their families.
Professional artists also are barred. Only one answer from a family
will be- considered. This is a contest for the people. Everyone else has
an equal opportunity. In case of tie between contestants, identical
prizes will be awarded to each. The decision of Judges will be final.
This special manufacturers' advertising appropriation is to be used
for the direct benefit of the actu&l purchasers, and numerous successful
contestants will be able to own a fine piano with very little effort.
Everybody is invited to enter this great contest absolutely free no
charge of any kind.
Fill out this blank, or use a similar form. Write plainly.
No answer will be considered unless full information is given.
Name . . . .
Street Number. . . . ... .. City. . .
"What make of piano is your preference ? . .
Why? . . . w
Give below names and addresses of three or more of
your friends and neighbors who have no piano or whom you
think would consider the purchase of a Piano, or Player
Piano, stating which they prefer
Name ...-.. Address . ,
Name ......... . . Addrjess . ,
Name Address .
This is the greatest contest that has ever been launched anywhere. Never before have such valuable prizes been given away absolutely free.
The contest will prove both educational and fascinating. Merit alone will count. It's a contest that Is of vital interest to any home without a
piano, so be sure to try. Everyone has an equal opportunity.
If you care for music and want a piano, this is the greatest opportunity you ever will have. This contest Is being held especially for pianoless
homes, and will be the means of distributing hundreds and hundreds of pianos.
It is giving everybody an opportunity of securing a piano free or for a very litlte additional outlay of cash. There is no catch or chance.
Read the simple conditions. Send your answer In early. Start on It today.
THIS COSTE5T CLOSES SATURDAY EVENWG, JULY 2, AT I O'CLOCK P. M. All answers must be in or bear postmark on or before that
time. Send In your answer at once. Address as follows:
CONSOLIDATLD PIANO MFRS ADV. BUREAU
Temporary Western Office, 304 Macleay Bldg., 4th and Washington, Portland, Or.
ROLLO J. HOUGH. General Manager