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THE SUNDAY OREGOXIAX, PORTLAND. AUGUST 4, 1912
DELTA IN MEET
Association at Clatskanie Has
Discussion of Work.
MARKET PLANS ARE TOPIC
JIetuber Look Over Crops anil After
Having Watermelon Feast listen
Committee Reports and
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' The second meeting- of the Columbia
Delta Gardeners' Association was held
at Clatskanie. Or., July 30. The Co
lumbia Delta Gardeners' Association Is
made up of the purchasers of the vari
ous tracts of land in the Columbia
Delta gardens at Clatskanie. Any per
son owning land or leasing land under
contract is eligible to membership.
They had a good attendance, although
a "number of gardeners were haying.
The members congregated and walked
along the levees and looked at the
crops. Each one asserted that he had
the best crop ever grown. After look
ing at each crop they met at the new
barn of Isaac Bumgardner. John Wal
grin had two dozen watermelons hid
den in the hay. and after the crowd
had eaten watermelons the meeting
was called to order.
Bai-kua Named President.
Orrin Backus, who- was appointed
temporary chairman at the first meet
ing. July 3. was elected president of
the association for one year. V. L.
Malcom was elected secretary and
treasurer and Henry Kratz was elected
At the meeting of July 3 a commit
tee of two was appointed to visit the
diked lands near Everett. ash., the
PuvallUD country, the La Conner rials,
the Government experimental station at
Dellingham and the land at vhite Klv.;r
Vallev. Washington. J. A. w aigrtn
and R. R- Marvin were appointed on
the committee, with J. A. Walgrin as
chairman. A report was made by the
chairman telling of their trip to these
A letter was read from C. E. Lake,
who has charge of the Columbia County
exhibit at the State Fair at Salem, ask
ing the association to have an exhibit
at the State Fair. Isaac Bumgardner
was appointed to select the various
vegetables to be displayed at the. lair.
A letter was read from Professor
II. D. Scudder. of the Oregon Agricul
tural College experimental station, ad
vising that he would co-operate with
the association In every way and would
outline some experiments to be started
Committee I .ml.
A committee was named to investi
gate and submit plans for selling the
products of the association, the idea
being that all of the crops marketed
should bear the name of the Columbia
Delta Gardeners' Association, that they.
should he packed in the best manner
and nothing but first-class prouuvts
sold. A salaried man will be appointed
to stay In Portland to dispose of the
produce. It is planned to gather the
broduce in the afternoon, have It leave
Clatskanie on the boat at 8 o'clock at
night, reach Portland at 4 o'clock the
next morning, so the produce will be
fresn. The man in Portland will take
orders from the various hotels, grocery
stoics and vegetable men aid in that
way the gardeners expect to get a bet
ter price than usual for their products.
W. A. Spanton. selling agent of Co
lumbia Delta Gardens, of Portland, said:
"Gentlemen, we realize that we have
made some very strong statements to
you regarding these lands. We have
made them In good faith and we be
lieve every word of it. Now, I want
to ask you, gentlemen, if we have
made these statements too strong? Can
you get the results we predicted?"
L. R. Parke said: "I have a better
crop than I expected this year.. I
did not move down until late and I
did not get to plant my vegetables, but
I have . the best crop of oats I have
ever seen. Next year I will be In shape
to show you whatT know about vege
tables." John Kleger. formerly a florist of
Portland, said: "I can't talk much, but
if you will go and look at my crops
they will talk for me."
The meeting adjourned to meet the
second Saturday in August.
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AND TO PLAY "PARSIFAL"
McKlroy's Musicians to Give Concert
on Mount Tabor Today.
The popular Portland Park Band,
W..'E. McElroy. director, will play this
afternoon at Mount Tabor Park, on the
crest of Mount Tabor. Mr. McElroy
will present an interesting programme,
including works of the best-known
composers. The concert begins at 2:30
o'clock, and following will be the pro
gramme: March, "A Deed of the Pen"
(Moret); overture. "William Tell" (Ros
sini): baritone solo. "For All Eternity"
Mascheroni), Eugene Cloffi; waltx,
"Dreams of Childhood" WaIdteufel);
selection. "Macbeth" (Verdi), by re
quest: intermission: "Procession of the
Knights" from "Parsifal" (Wagner);
selection, "Daughter of the Regiment"
(Donizetti); Pizzicato polka and valse
lento from "Sylvia" ballet (Delibes);
characteristic. "Guard Mount" (Ellen
berg): march, "Regimental Pride"
The popularity of the band is attest
ed to by the large audiences that at
tend the concerts. Friday night at
Holiaday Park it is estimated between
7000 and 8000 people gathered to hear
the music. An equally large number
attended the concert Thursday evening
at Peninsula Park, and still larger
crowds heard the music at South Park
way Tuesday evening and Washington
Park Wednesday evening.
MODJESKI JIAMES. PROXY
Engineer Will Not Personally Esti
mate Cost of Bridge Span.
Word was received yesterday by
Mayor Rushlight that Ralph Modjeskl,
who was selected to estimate for Port
land the cost of the upper span of the
new Steel Bridge, has delegated W. E.
Angier. one of his assistants, to do
the work. Mr. Angler will arrive In the
city next week, prepared to take up
the bridge work at once.
There may be some complaint about
this work being done by Mr. Angier,
inasmuch as the City Council passed a
resolution authorizing Mayor Rush
light and City Attorney Grant to en
gage Mr. Modjeski personally. Whether
or not the Council will allow an ap
propriation of J2500, voted for Mr. Mod
jeski, to be given Mr. Angier, is doubt
ful. The plan was to have Engineer Mod
jeski check up the cost of the upper
span of the bridge. His decision, with
that of an engineer representing the
O.-W. R. & N. Company, is to be the
basis on which the rental of the bridge
by the city will be determined. The
plan is for the city to pay S per cent
of the amount, less $18,000. which has
been proposed as the share of the
streetcar company for operating street
car over the structure.
The "kind that speaks for Itself when
you speak or laugh. Dental work that
shows-Skill, Finish and Durability.
Very Moderate Prices
DR. B. E. WRIG
342V2.Washington St., Cor. Seventh
PHONES: MAIN 2119. A2119
Office Hours: 8 A. M. to 6 P. M. Sunday, 10 to 1
SEVENTEEN YEARS' PRACTICE IN PORTLAND
E IDEAS VARY
Public Men Discuss Public
MAJORITY IS OPPOSED
Reasons Advanced for Beliefs as
Varied as Personalities of Men
Advancing Them Few
Favor Hall Plan.
Varied opinions were expressed yes
terday by a number of the Council
men. by Chief of Police Slover and by
Dr. A. A. Morrison on the question
of the advisabiirty of the erection of
a large public dancing hall run by a
Chief Slover admitted the public Into
a secret when he admitted that per-
sonallv he was opposed to dancing.
"For those who want to dance, or wno
feel they must dance, or who have no
religious scruples. I suppose it is an
right. My Idea would be. to have only
men dance with men and gins wiin
girls; then there'd be no more trouble.
In any case it is better to have, or
ganized amusement with proper chap
erones than to allow young boys and
E-lrls to roam, about all over without
any surveillance. I think the project
would be satisfactory with proper in
spection." - -
Dr. Morrison was opposed to public
dancing of any description. "I studied
the matter carefully, as recorded in
The Oregonlan, and cannot say that 1
favor the idea. In a large dance nan
of the description proposed, it would
be Impossible to regulate the class of
attendants." Dr. Morrison had no ob
jections to dancing In itself for people
who wanted to enjoy that form of
amusement, though It was not one
which appealed to him personally.
Strong opposition cama irom ttaipn
C. Clyde. "Inasmuch as we have re
fused to grant our own citizens a li
cense for such a dancing pavilion I
cannot see why others, people from
outside, should be allowed to have one.
especially so, as the Vice Commission
has charge of the regulation of such
affairs. It does not sound right to
butt in on meir spnere 01 wura..
"Furthermore, the usual system in
vogue here Is for a charge of 50 cents
for the whole dance. If a man or girl
goes out, they have to pay an addi
tional 50 cents before they can re-enter.
Under this system of Mr. Fisher's,
as I understand it, he would charge
five or ten cents for each dance, al
lowing people, thereby, to come in for
a dance, and then go out to get a
drink, if they wanted to do so. That
is an aspect I object to strongly, and,
as a member of the licensing commit
tee, I shall oppose the granting of a
So far the matter had not received
sufficiently careful attention from
John H. Burgard. Councilman, for him
to express any decided opinion on me
matter, though he thought it might
nnssiblv be a arood thing provided mere
was the most stringent police supervision.
T-,,rthpr ooDositlon came irom urann
E. Watkins. who was opposed to all
"I do not look on any large aauue
halls with favor, and I am against pub
lic dancing, ever since the halls were
closed down some few months ago.
after the investigations that, were
mart The commercial aspect or me
case is an additional argument against
the erection of such a hall, lor private
xnnrerns cannot be run entirely from
a 'moral benefit" standpoint, no matter
who is at the head of them.
Allan R. Joy would have no odjoc-
tions to the scheme provided he could
be assured that it was properly regu
lated. So far. said-he, he had not had
the time to go into the matter suffi
ciently to give an opinion as to the
merits of this particular case-
On the other hand support. was given
the movement by R. E. Menefee. who:
considered It a move in the direction of
solving the amusement question.
"Amusement of some kind must be
provided for those who cannot go to
private -dances or who do not move in
society. Since the closing of the old
dance halls some place for such recrea
tion has become- necessary, though of
course it would have to be run on the
proper lines. If every care were taken
to keep the floor under strict super
vision it should prove a great benefit"
Another opponent to the pavilion was
William Schmeer, whose personal ideas
showed him against dancing of. any
kind. "It would be Impossible to tell
what kind :of persons would enter the
hall. I do not see how any one could
be assured of the morals of any par
ticular entrant. Womenr who go there
cannot tell from a formal introduction
what kind of a man their partner Is
likely to be outside of the hall."
SEWER CUT, 36 FEET DEEP
Improvement Work on East Stark Is
Most Difficult Feat.
The deepest cut ever made by the
city In constructing a sewer Is that
which is nearlng completion on East
Stark street between East Twenty
fourth and East Twenty-sixth streets.
The sewer pipe, which Is seven feet In
diameter, is being placed 36 feet below
the surface. The cut is nearing com
pletion, the work being slow on, ac
count of the difficulty in removing the
dirt from the bottom of the trench. A
system of elevators has been put in to
do this work. The men who are work
ing in the trench are protected by the
walls of the trench being braced and
boards being placed overhead to pre
vent rocks and dirt from falling on
In building sewers the city has often
tunneled, but never before has an at
tempt been made to cut a trench to
such great depth. The huge sewer Is
to be known as the Stark street trunk
tube. It is to drain the districts be
tween Montarilla and the river border
ing on East Stark street.
NEW AUTO TRUCK PLEASES
Eugene AVell Satisfied Wth Exhi
bition of $8000 Fire-Fighter.
EUGENE, Or., Aug. 3. (Special.)
Hundreds of Eugene citizens attended
two demonstrations Friday of the new
automobile combination fire engine and
chemical wagon, and expressed them
selves as greatly pleased with the city's
investment of $8000. The engine was
stationed on a bridge crossing the mill
race and threw two large streams Into
the air to show the power of the new
machine. ; .
The fire fighter, with Mayor Berger,
arrived yesterday afternoon from Port
land, after stops at Salem, Albany and
Corvallis, and was at once surrounded
by an admiring throng of citizens.
Fire Chief. Will Hodes declared the
purchase of the apparatus was the best
investment the city could make. The
new machine is housed in the central
fire station and the horse-drawn com
bination chemical and hose wagon that
has been In use for six years will be
held as a reserve;
IT'S ONLY FOR
Too often w e
words as an
excuse for buying a poor mat
tress. We beg of you don't allow
your child to sleep on a hard, un
comfortable mattress. There Is
nothing too good for your little
ones. Try a "Sleepwell," see
what a difference plenty of
sound, dreamless slumber will
make in a nervous. Irritable child.
The "Sleepwell Mattress" conies
In special sizes for cribs and lit
tle beds costs no more than the
A Hoirie Industry Mattress
THAT IS FAR SUPERIOR TO THE HIGHER - PRICED M ATTRESSES
ADVERTISER BY EASTERN MAGAZINES.
Delivered to You on
Payment of $1.00
The Perfect Mattress so good we would like to send It to you on free
trial: mo good that we really don't need to. Resilient, elastic, shape retain
ing it comes back into perfect form after every night of restful slumber.
Anoccaslonal sun bath the only renovating necessary. Best of tickings,
expert workmanship. ' x
MADE OK SII.K FLOSS AND COTTOX, thoroughly mixed In our electric
picker. Made by day labor In our own factory.
passed on' a sagging, lumpy mat
tress may be instrumental in
causing a direct loss to you of
several times the cost of the
"Famous Sleepwell Mattress."
Nothing is more important than
sleep, not even food, and on a
good night's rest depends the
achievement of the coming day.
Many a mattress would lose a
home if the dark secret of its
contents were to be exposed. Do
you know what's Inside of yours?
BULL IS RULER ON BRIDGE
Kenton Man Contests Bight, but Is
Driven to Telephone Pole. v
Because he was able to run fast and
climb a telephone pole on a Peninsula
North Portland bridge a few days ago,
L. C. Wilkinson, ot Kenton, was able
to escape the horn's of an Infuriated
bull, which was holding possession.
Mr. Wilkinson was on the bridge
when he encountered the animal, which
contested the right of way.
The bull started " for Wilkinson.
Fortunately there happened ' to 'be a
friendly telephone pole near by. Wilk
inson had never climbed a pole, but
he went up it with wonderful agility
Just as the infuriated bull reached it,
and none too soon. He felt the swing
of the bull's horns slice off a section
of his coat tail as he went up the pole.
The bull then held undisputed pos
session of the bridge for some time
until he was captured and Wilkinson
because of the treat
ment accorded after
purchases. Every emer
gency or unlooked-for
circumstance is cour
teously and unfailing
ly met. And, remem
ber there are no
easier terms than
Old Time Edwards' Terms
$10 Down, $2.50 a Week
An outfit of exceptional merit Intended for apartments where wall beds and installed kitchen
furniture obviate the necessity of furnishing anything but the living and dining-rooms.
The Dining Room $65
Furnishings Include a solid oak six - foot
pedestal extension tkble, handsome solid oak
buffet with French plate mlrroT, four mas
sive solid oak dining chairs and a genuine
Brussels Rug 9x12 feet.
The Living Room $53
Contains a solid oak library table with
drawer, a massive Morris chair with loose
brown cushions, handsome oak roeker up
holstered In Spanish leatherette and arm
chair to match, artistic solid oak book stand
and a 9xl2-foot Brussels Rug.
See Edwards' Hammocks
o., i. . h md wn are readv with Hammocks, Refrigerators, Oil,
cohol Stoves, etc., etc.
Gasoline or Al-
" 9x10-6 FEET
If you want a good
rug, buy this one. If
you want a better rug
we have it, but not
at ten dollars nobody
has. Victor Brussels
Rugs are unequal-d at
the price. Pay 81 a
Trade in Your Old Cook
Stove foraNewGas Range
We are very proud of our Gas Stoves the new Relia
ble make. If you have no money, we will take your old
stove as first payment. Ring up Main 504 or A 2826
and we will send our salesman to give you an estimate
on its worth. ,
PATTEEN, PRICE AND QUALITY
'Avill be found satisfactory and your promise to pay "a
small amount each week or month will do, just as well
as if you had the cash.
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A Good Place To Trade
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BIRDS FURNISH SUBJECT
AUDUBON SOCIETY SECRETARY
AVOILD CONSERVE HFE.
T, Gilbert Pearson Talks to Portland
Audience In Behalf of
T. Gilbert Pearson, secretary of the
National Association of Audubon So
cieties and president of the National
Association of Game. Wardens and
Commissioners, lectured last . night in
the auditorium of the East Portland
Branch Library on "Protection of
Birds and Animal Life."' He was intro
duced by William L. Flnley, State
Game Warden, who told something of
the work of the National Audubon So
ciety, and that of Mr. Pearson, for. the
preservation of wild birds in the
United States. He said that Mr. Pear
son was the foremost factor in the
movement to save what birds that have
survived the slaughter that had swept
over the country for many years until
this movement of preservation was
started by nature lovers.
Mr. .Pearson paid William L. Finley
high tribute for the work he has done
In Oregon, and said that his methods
were attracting attention all over the
country. Mr. Pearson told of the
economic value of birds, and declared
that many were ignorant of the real
value of the birds in the destruction
of insects that were harmful. He
urged that boys be taught to respect
the lives of the birds.
Mr. Pearson told what the Audubon
societies had undertaken to do to stop
the slaughter of birds for the plumes
through education and adoption, of
game laws and establishment of bird
reservations, nearly 60 of such reserves
having been established, four of which
are in Oregon. "The work of the Au
dubon Society," said the speaker, "has
been extending rapidly for the study
and protection of wild bird life. The
society urges the setting aside of pre
serves for birds."
Mr. Pearson condemned In strongest
terms the woman who wears plumes.
He said that one means for the propa
gation of the work is through the in
troduction of the study of .bird life In
the school, and declared that, there is a
wonderful awakening in interest In
Toward the close of his lecture Jlr.
Pearson showed a number of stere
optlcon pictures of bird life on reser
vations set' aside for the homes of
birds, where they may live In safety
from the hunter. At the conclusion of
his lecture Mr. Pearson announced that
work of wild life preservation will be
extended Into Alaska. The address
was given under the auspices of the
Portland Audubon Society.
FAST RIDING PERILOUS
BREATniXG WITH MOUTH DAN
GEROUS, SAYS PILOT.
The announcement that Karachi, the.cap
ltal of sclnde. Is about to double Its wharf
accommodations calls attention to the fact
that this city has become the chief wheat
port 01 me DniiBQ Aiuyiic xjso,. .
exported more than one million tons of
Driver Takes Life in Hands If Rules
Are Not Strictly Observed, De
clares Bob Evans.
"When you're in a racing car at
speed, keep your mouth tightly shut."
This Is the advice given by "Fight
ing Bob" Evans, of the Studebaker
team, whose successes this year have
stamped hlra-as one of the brightest
stars of the game. And it is advice
which will be indorsed by every ex
perienced raue driver.
"Keep your mouth shut," continues
Evans, "because you will want to
breathe now and then.
"Opening the mouth "makes inhaling
easy, it is true., But the extreme speed
of a motor car will keep you Inhaling
for a long time after you want to stop,
if you try to do it through the mouth.
The pressure will cram your lungs,
mouth and air passages so full of air
that you will choke and strangle.
"We had . Studebaker-Klanders out
mArntns last SDrinsr on the Santa
Monica course, for practice. The wind
was blowing 60 miles an hour, accora
ing to the weather reports. On one
straightaway we faced it squarely. The
gale pulled us down to a speed of 75
miles an hour, where, on calm days, we
had been doing 85. But 75 added to
50 the speed of the gale gave us a
headwind of 125 miles an hour. Some
wind! Why, the roar In my ears made
them ring for days afterward. The
pressure on my shoulders was greater
than two men could have exerted. My
cheeks pushed back on both sides so
that my Hps hurt.
"Charley Bamesburger, my mechanic,
leaned over toward me and started to
say something. The next moment he
doubled up and nearly fell out. I
thought he was sick and stopped the
car as soon as I could. When he got
through choking and coughing, he said
he'd been through all the torture of
"He had started to make some re
mark about the weather. I guess, and
pressure of the wind had simply in
flated him almost to the bursting point.
He tried to gasp it out and got more
air jammed down his throat. He was
frank to admit that 1 saved his life
by stopping When I did.
"Of course, that was worse than one
usually gets. AH the same, you will
notice that the only time In a blc
road race when the driver and me
chanic of a car do any talking is on
the turns, when .the car Is slowed
down. At anything more than 70 miles
an hour a man takes chances when he
opens his mouth. Above 90 miles an
hour, the result is sure to be serious."
Wireless operator In England must have
a license and there are strict rules and res;
ulationa to be enforced by those who ar
conducting the experiments in this Una.