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THE SUNDAY OREGONIAN. PORTLAND. JULY 7, 1912.
GARDEN ON CITY LOT
FEEDS SMALL FAMILY
Vegetables Valned at $50 and Permit of Generous Remembrances of
Neighbors After Family's Wants Are Supplied, Grown by L. S. Wright.
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wHB practicability of the city garden
I laid out on a lot 50x100 feet is
being clearly demonstrated by I
E. Wright at 310 Ross street, who has
a garden which for the past month
has. and for the next three months
will furnish all the vegetables a. fam
ily of four can use as well as per
mitting generous gifts to the neigh
bors. Buying piecemeal from the grocer
and street vendors the garden would
have a value of about $50. but the
great value of the amateur farm la the
choice and variety which It affords to
the owner. ' ,
"Of course the money value of the
garden Is a great factor considering
the work which It represents." says
Mr. Wright, "but the great point is
the idea of having everything fresh
from your garden when you want it
and never being disappointed."
A few of the things grown in this
garden are: Onions, lettuce, parsnips,
-beans, carrots, peas, beets, cucumbers,
tomatoes, ground cherry, watercress,'
salsify and rhubarb.
"Lettuce we use every" day and with
what we give away and use, four
heads are a fair daily average. The
lettuce season lasts about four months.
Figuring this out. we produce close to
iOO heads. The best price to the con
sumer at the store is usually three
heads for 10 cents. According to this
we get 113 to IIS worth of lettuce
alone from our garden. Furthermore,
we never have to put it In the Ice
chest for half a day to try and make
Turnips, carrots, beets and, parsnips
are some of the minor items. There is
a small bed of each, but enough to
supply the family for the entire year.
About 65 grocery-stose-slze bunches of
each of these form the season's crop.
Beans again are a larger item. About
100 pounds each of peas and beans
form the usual crop In this field. At
the best market prices this would be
worth about S15. Radishes also make
good in the garden, being used every
day. Even when purchased in the
smallest amounts retailed at the stores,
there is more than enough for a small
family, and they spoil from one day
to-the next, whereas from the home
garden they can be taken when
Corn is an experiment, but one
which furnishes a few good meals
every year, anyway. Onions, cucum
bers and squashes are some of the
minor varieties grown. In sufficient
quantity to furnish all that is needed.
In addition to the products enumer
ated. Mr.lfWright is also trying experi
ments in horticulture. In the yard Is
an old almond tree, which is still plen
tifully filled with juice. On the stump
and few large limbs he has grafted
roses, five kinds of cherries, nectarines.
Oregon peaches and two other varie
ties of the same fruit and prunes. All
the sprouts are showing healthy signs
of growth, some having sprouts an
inch long, with Indications of prosper
ing. What the result of this may be
Wright refuses to predict.
Another novelty Is a mulberry tree,
which Is at present loaded down with
large berries as luscious as the best
variety. The berry resembles the gar
den raspberry, only much larger, and
is maroon-colored when ripe. Of the
black type, this is probably the only
tree in the city or the Northwest.
The yard is so crowded with vege
tation, there being a half dozen fruit
trees of different varieties, besides a
hedge of berries, that the curb and the
little plant in front of the house have
to be used for the floral experiments.
Along McMlllen street the curb Is
fenced with real Scotch thistle, grow
ing . to the height of a man. This
causes more speculation among passers-by
than anything In the yard. It
will blossom In about two weeks, the
buibs at the top bursting into large
purple balls, six inches in diameter.
The curb along Ross street is a mass
of golden popples, which are so thick
that the green of the foliage can
hardly be seen through the blanket of
Xews Tells of Son's Injury.
VANCOUVER, Wash., July .(Spe
cial.) Reading In a newspaper that
his son. Paul A. Woolsey, 19 years old,
probably had been fatally injured.
Charles O. Woolsey, of Colma, San
Mateo County, near San Francisco, Cal.,
who harpened to be in Portland, at
once telegraphed his wife in California
lr me nam
A Glorious Tribute to the Wonderful West. Where Else on
Earth Could Such a Record Have Been Achieved?
Study this sketch. It means more than mere commercial achieve
ment. It preaches most elegantly of the great west's prosperity.
t.iiA flMfiTiGss and the tmrDose of the Westerners to surround
their lives with everything making for refinement and culture.
Thousands of beautiful pianos all sold by one Portland establishment,
placed three hundred feet apart would reach from the Gulf of Mexico
through the Sunny South, Atlanta, Washington, New York, Boston to
Portland, Me., then clear across the continent back again to our own beloved Portland, Or.
UNIQUE BASEBALL TEAM PLANS SERIES OF GAMES IN
l . ..-.. , .a- .,
. ' NIXB BROTHERS WHO HAVE FORMED A BALL TEAM. .
WASHOUGAI Wash., July 6. (Special.) Abaseball team made up
of the nine sons of Mrs. W. Wall, of Washougal, has been organized
here and is preparing to play a series of games with other Washington
teams. The unique, team made its initial appearance on the diamond
July 4, when It defeated the Forest Hill team by a score of 14 to 4.
The brothers range in age from 17 to 32. and all live near Wash
ougal. Thy all were born in South Dakota, and came to Washing
ton together several years age. Their names and positions on the
team are: Jesse, left field; Alvin, right field; Philip, pitcher; Thea
dore. catcher; Ansel, first base; Oris, center field; Ernest, third base;
Edgar, short; Ray, second base. '
. Vr (yVv-7 ,v X &:-tv'.'. JLV J fiSi could exclaim' when contemplating I'M f.f.
VV 1 A'f ?SZL T-S&'K-.-..- AV I-1 1 the West: "Yours is a well-to-do Ijfc in5a .
aj X tiiir AV''.-J i.'."'.tft-:-'rT- aTbf I community, you have-eliminated the - k jjftjf f-jrlrV .A
1 - . 'jr I'-' ai .UrJM 9m (. I poor but honest people. Anybody TXijJiiJiiuuJ'if?VT
w 'riiir ''' ..-O If MJTw mam X who is healthy and honest has no a-'nJrikJCTara
wk','.! II I --y excuse in this West for being poor, law
Siv and your people are refined and ff-
'" educated." . Mg(
If In Ukiny a ride through the city
a piano were found upon every block
It would be noteworthy. If each one of
such pianos were found to have been
furnished by Bilers Music House it
would, be quite remarkable. But If,
after riding hour after hour and day
after day, good pianos were found at
every 300 feet of the way and all sup
plied by Ellers Music House, it would
surely prove a matter of astonishment.
Thus this statement will probably be
received with astonishment by many
and with doubt by some, but it Is true:
Ellers Music House, of Portland, Ore
gon, has now sold more man enougn
pianos. Autoplanos, Baby Grands and
organs, to- say nothing or taiKtng ma
chines, which. If placed 300 feet apart.
would reach from the Gulf of Mexico
through the Sunny South, and up the
Atlantic Coast to Portland, Maine,, and
(roil there back again to Portland,
Oregon, as Is Indicated In this sketch.
At the commencement of the second
half of this, our fortieth year in busi
ness, Ellers Music House publishes this
statement and this sketch with a deep
sense of appreciation.- It speaks.for
: These thousands of pianos, mile upon
mile, have been sold upon a definite
money-back guarantee basis. They must
thus be giving perfect satisfaction and
therefore this record becomes still more
noteworthy. - "
Eilers Music House sells everything
that is dependable and best In musical
Instruments. Eilers Music House sells
everything -at lowest cost because It
has the organization, the resources, and
the experience. Buying all instruments
In larger quantities than does any other
institution." Ellers Music House sells
such instruments at lower prices.
The policy of largest possible sales
at the smallest possible profit on each
sale has brought the Ellers organiza
tion from the one small store of com
paratively but a few years ago to the
forty thriving establishments of today,
which are the foremost in each Western
city wherever located.
And doesn't this speak In terms most
eloquent and convincing of the happy
conditions, of the truly general pros
perity, of the great purchasing power
and thecontinued development of life's
better aide on the part of those for
tunate enough to live In this great
The growth of our business Is lim
ited only by the number of people who
Investigate the advantages we have to
offer." To. examine our facilities care
fully means to become an Ellers Music
House customer. No transaction Is right
or considered as concluded "by Ellers
Music House that does not mean satis
faction to the buyer. Our patrons are
our references it would take hundreds
of pages in The Oregonlan to merely
name them all, but Ellers Music House
confidently refers anyone who may
want to Investigate as to a musical In
strument to any customer who has ever
dealt with us.
' Buying anything of the Eilers houses
anywhere In he West means securing
highest quality at prices that are not
high. It means Insurance against dis
appointment and for this reason more
than half the pianos and player pianos
sold on the Pacific Coast 'since 1905
have been sold by the house of Ellers,
the Chickerlng and Autoplano and Kim
ball distributers. Headquarters, ,the
Ellers bldg.. Alder street at Seventh.
Wholesale dept., on Pettygrove street,
15th and 16th.
WHAT DOES IT STEANf
More pianos have b?n sold by Ellrt
Music Home during- the past - three years
than have ever before been sold here dur
ing any ten reaiui. Many of these Instru
ments were the very costliest and hlichest
prfred American makes. What does It mean 7
It means that the Northwest Is prosperous.
It means that the people of the great North
west possess the necessary knowledge and
culture to appreciate fine pianos, and that
they have the wherewithal to secure the
There are twenty-seven piano dealers and
stores In the state. The records of trans
portation companies shovr that Eilers Muslo
House has handled anil sold nearly three
times as many pianos and organs as have
been sold by all the others combined. What
does this mean?
It means that Gllera Muslo House Is able
and willing to furnish piano buyers more in
trinsic piano value for the money than any
Do not fall to get a piano now: the coun
try is solid. The future is surety bright
for all of us living on the great Faolfln
Coast. Investigate present conditions, and
If you do you will not fall to get a good
piano, or a player piano now at Ellera Mu
slo House, the house of hlRhoat quality, the
Nation's largest. Eilers Bldg., Alder street
and came to Vancouver at 11 o'clock
last night. Young Woolsey had been
working for a paving company. On the
Fourth he was sitting on the sidewalk,
watching the races, when a pony, rid
den by "Dude" Waite, bolted into the
crowd, and trampled young Woolsey,
fracturing his skull. Dr. R. D. Wlswall,
who chanced to be a witness to the
accident and who has attended him
since, holds little hope for his recovery.
LODGE DEFENDS ANDREW
SENATOR SATS MAO VEAGHS
... STATEMENT IS ABSURD.
KING PHARAOH STAR AT
THE OAKS THIS WEEK
Lady Livingstone, Only Skating Bear Known, Is Unique Attraction.
Punch and Judy Seems as Popular as Ever With Children.
who are as willing to listen all day to
the quips and fun of the old London
showman as he Is to furnish the en
tertainment. From day to day various attractions
are being added to the Oaks and the
bills are larger than have ever been
offered at the park.
Assistant Secretary Declared to Be
Trained Economist and Efficient
DUBLIN. N. H., July 6. Franklin
MacVeagh. Secretary of the Treasury,
today denied reports that he had lnai-
cated to President Taft ah intention to
leave the Cabinet next March, regard
ess of the result of the coming .elec
The matter has never come up in
end conversation, that I have had with
President Taft," said the Secretary,
"and you may say that the reports are
absolutely untrue. . .
Senator Lodge, m Washington, vig
orously dissented from Secretary Mac
Veagh's statement that his former as
sistant In the Treasury Department,
A. Piatt Andrew, was asked to resign
because ha was inefficient.
The statement of Mr. MacVeagh
that A. Piatt Andrew was Inefficient is
absurd." was Lodge's comment. I
know of him as a professor at Harvard
and President Eliot recommended him
the National Monetary Commission
as a trained political economist ana
Insruist. When he was Director of
the Mint I kno whe was considered an
efficient administrator, and I am told
that during the year he held the office
he saved the Government 1320,000
NEW 'OFFICIALS CONVENE
Heads of Federation of Women's
Clubs Discuss Organization.
SAN FRANCISCO, July . The new
officers and directors of the General
Federation of .Women s Clubs held two
meetings here today to discuss with
the outgoing officials subjects pertain
ing to the work of the organization
and to effect temporary organization
preliminary to the first regular meet
ing of the board, to be held tnis an
at a date to be fired later and at a
point to be designated by the new
preslddnt. ' '
Mrs. Pennypacker. or Texas, tne new
president, presided at both meetings
and also at the session of the council.
There will be .no changes In the per
sonnel of the various departments un
til after the Fall meeting. Mrs. Pen
nypacker requested the officers and
directors and the" heads of departments
to submit all suggestions In writing
to her. The officers were the last of
those who" attended the convention to
depart for their hotnes.
It Is estimated that onlv 3.DSG.500 pounds
jf di.m:te- will be requiv-d So: t.ie
ork during the tar be(,iauius July .
DR. D. B.
BOYD AND KING PHARAOH,
EDUCATED HORSE, AT
THE throngs tnat traveled to tne
Oaks last week, rain or shine, were
an adpAimtii testimony to the char
acter of the bills being offered at the
amuHcrtient park by Manager Cordrayl
Twenty-four acres or amusement are
offered to -the tourist or to the Port
lander who has an hour or two to
spare, or who wants to spend a happy
lay unaer toe desi puasiuic
. . t . 1. n nPAaant nrAAlr thrn Will
oam nio-ht hv the Oaks
Park Band, with special matinees this
afternoon and Saturday. The balance
of the programme will be given every
afternoon and evening. Manager Cor-draj-
having inaugurated full Summer
matinees July 3. - -
Lady Livingstone, the sRating Dear,
ho not seem to mind whether
c r urrmnii nlnno or in tomanv.
n.vu an undniihtAd a t tras-.t I nn. Inas
much as Lady Livingstone Is the only
bear in the world that can skate, she
seems fully conscious of her own im
portance. King Pharaoh, the educated horse,
occupies a place of honor in the bill
as well as In the park. From his ele
vated platform. King likes to frolic
with the children after he has dis
pensed with the purely educational
part of his programme. To see King
going through his performance is like
watching a 6-year-old child taking ele
mentary lessons in ' reading, spelling
and arithmetic. King . draws the
crowds with ease. ,
The Neapolitans are proving an easy
first-class attraction. Their genial bon
homie and catchy little songs and airs
provoke laughter from the audience
Punch ami Judy never fails to be a
continual attraction for the youngsters,
OREGON PIONEER PASSES
Last Tribute Paid Mrs. Maria Hast
ings Idttleflefd at Seattle.
PORT TOWNSEND, Wash.. July .
(Special.) The funeral of Mrs. Maria
Hastings Llttlefleld within two days of
the 43d anniversary of her marriage to
David M. Llttlefleld, a veteran of the
Civil War, marked the passing of
daughter of one of the earliest pioneers
of the Oregon country, and of a woman
whose own life was intimately con
nected with the early history of the
Mrs. Llttlefleld, who was born In
Portland. December 28, 1860, was the
oldest daughter and third child of
Loren Brown and Luclnda Bingham
Hastings, who, originally Vermonters,
but really hailing from Hancock, . 111.,
crossed the continent in a prairie
schooner and settled In Portland in
1847. Here Mr. Hastings engaged In
business until 1852.
Mrs. Llttlefleld is survived by three
brothers, Oregon C. Hastings of Vlcto
ria, B. C; Senator Frank W. Hastings
and Captain L. B. Hastings, of Port
Townsend, and by one sister, Mrs.
Thomas H. Crang. of Portland; her
husband, David M. Llttlefleld, connect
ed with the Customs Service 30 years,
and three daughters, Mrs. Charles
Grant Perkins and Mrs. Frank J.
Reynolds, of Port Townsend, and Mrs.
William B. Dennis, of Carlton, Or.
OFFICER WILL AID UMPIRE
Walla Walla Police Will Arrest
Players Who Dispute. -
WALLA WALLA, Wash., July 6.
(Special.) Because he thought less
wrangling with the umpire would
make the game more popular, Mayor
Gillis. of this city, after he saw the
Pendleton-Walla Walla game In the
Western Trl-State League Friday, - is
sued an order to Chief of Police Davis
today, instructing him to have an of
ficer attend each game for the specific
purpose of putting any player who dis
puted the umpire's decision, off the
field and arresting him, if necessary.
Umpire Breed, who Is officiating at
the present series, says be seldom feels
that an officer is necessary, but the
Mayor's order is law and the umpire
hereafter will have an aide in brass
buttons and blue uniform.
ARCHBALD TRIAL IS NIGH
Final Draft or Impeachment Indict
ment Approved by Committee.
WASHINGTON. July '6. The' final
draft of the impeachment indictment
against Judge Archbald, of the Com
merce Court, was approved today by
the House committee on judiciary.
Chairman Clayton will present it to the
House Monday, ask for immediate con
sideration and submit a list -of seven
members on the part of the House t
conduct the trial before the Senate.
It is customary in the House to fol
low the action of the committee, whore
there Is no division.
EDMONDS SOCIALISTS QUIT
Unable to Coerce Board of Education
EVERETT, Wash., July . (Special.)
Following their failure to gain con
trol of the Board of Education at Ed
monds and force Leyda and janewaj.
members of the organization, to hand In
their resignations to the County Super
intendent of Schools, Socialists of Ed
monds have disbanded and the organi
zation, which a year ago had control
of the Council and Mayor, is now his
tory. Fruitless efforts have been mado to
reorganize the party, and It is admitted
that the effort ot Invade the public
schools was fatal. Leyda and Janeway,
who refused to hire and "fire" teach
ers as dictated by the Socialist organi
zation, have the support of many of the
Socialists who have turned from their
party. As a result of the attempt to
get Socialist teachers regardless of
their qualifications. Edmonds elected an
entire Socialist ticket at the last city
LONG FAST SHAKES MIND
Forty-Seven Days Without Food Cuts
Weight to 45 Pounds.
-Tasting food for the first time after
a fast of 47 days, J. J. Downey, a real
estate man of Monterey. Cal., last night
went Insane In a Turkish bath In the
basement of the Corbett building. He
was confined In the County Jail.
Downey, who came here from Mon
terey a month ago, had been takini;
frequent Turkish baths and had com
plained to bath attendants that his
long fast was beginning to wear, upon
him. He had dwindled to skin and
bones. Friday he became temporarily
Insane, but recovered and announced
that he was about to break his fast
Last night he ate and soon afterwari
became violently insane.
Downey now weighs only 45 pounds.
ILL-FATE PURSUES WOMAN
Widow Marries, After Husband
Shoots Self, Then Sickness Comes.
VANCOUVER, Wash.. July 6. (Spe
cial.) Mrs. William Simpson In of th
belief that fate is pursuing her unre
lentingly. She was married last Satur
day. On Sunday she was taken 111 with
appendicitis. On Monday she was oper
ated upon. On Tuesday she began to
suffer with inflammatory rheumatism,
and tonight her condition is critical.
Mrs. Simpson was the widow of Jena
Soeby. who lived on the famous float
ing farm In the Columbia River, seven
miles below Vancouver. Last year
Soeby became despondent and shot his
head off. after writing a note to his
wife apologizing for his Intended act. .
M. Clozel. the artlnc Governor-Gonrsl ol
French West Africa, nas Just established si
th radlots-legi-sphlc station at Dakar
srhool of Itofetrurtion, in order that military
tHea;i-aphlsts st'nt for service to French West
Africa may coiftyiei tnoir aaowicuac