ORCHARD, GRAIN FIELD AND DAIRY PROMISE WEALTH FOR KLICKITAT Future Activity Is Assured in Construction of $4,000,000 Electrical Plant and Irrigation Project to Develop 40,000 Horsepower and Water 250,000 Acres of Land. . r I I " - - . r 2;&re7 & ZfeiZ?7e. Top, 1 " i USUlf, Wash., Aug. 3. (Special.) There Is no pleasure equal 10 a flvinz- auto ride on a day in June throueh a land of scenic sulea- dor. where the rancher, orchardtsi and artisan take advantage or a lerme country In making a garden spot. The Oregonian representative recently took r. trip tnrougn sucn a cuunuj, iu Husum to Goldendale. the county seat of Kl.ckitat County. Stops were made at Gilmer. Camas Prairie and Glen wood. Western Klickitat districts just entering an era of growth and pros perity. From Husum to Gilmer, seven miles, the road gradually climbs to an alti tude of 1000 feet, winding in and out of strips of virgin forests, by newly developed tracts planted to apple trees and reaching points of observation that would gladden the eye of all lovers of nature and prosperous land. Below the White Salmon River tum bles through canyons and In the open the stream flashes In the sunlight on Its way to the beautiful Columbia. Here one sees the river skirted on both sides by slightly undulating or chard tracts, the bid and the new pre senting a picture of a series of checker boards. On the Oregon side and through the gap at the mouth of the White Salmon River, the snow-capped peak of Mount Hood stands out like a. sentlrel guarding the rich valleys on either side of the Cascade range. To the north and at a closer vision, old Uounc Adams looms up majestically. Giant Fir Stands Sentinel. The road through the tall timber before reaching ' the Gilmer Valley passes close to the largest fir tree In Klickitat County. This giant of the forest measures 3S feet in circumfer ence and for 230 feet it looms up as straight as an arrow. A short distance beyond are the holdings of the Mount Adams Orchard Company, comprising 1000 acres. Over 400 acres' have been cleared and planted to fruit trees, the different properties developed presenting a picture of In terest. C. W. Hollis. of Minneapolis, president of the company, asserts that the entire tract will be cleared and set out to orchards as fat as men . can perform the work. Gilmer Valley is one of the prize lo- calities of Western Klickitat County. Orchards, grain, hay and dairying make up the principal industries and new settlers located or. the surrounding slopes are adding to its wealth and productivity. George Gilmer, foundtr of the town of Gilmer, is one of the pioneers of the county, having held the position of postmaster of his town for J7 years, which is said to be the record In the state. He came to this section a poor man and now successfully farms several hundred acres of rich soil. Passing on to the Camas Prairie re gion, 10 miles northeast of Gilmer, an ' " N- iter" y JZZZ ,Cg ; aitltnde of 1700 feet is attained. Here long lies an upland prairie, 10 miles by four miles wide, surrounded by pla teaus partly covered with white and yellow pine. A drainage canal Is near ly completed which will reclaim the bed of Conboy Lake and the lower places of the vast mountain meadow. At the present time this is strictly a dairy and hay country, but with irrigation on the 20,000 acres of alluvial soil that comprises the lands to be cultivated, Camas Prairie district may be made to blossom Into diversified farming and apple orchards. At Fulda, one. of the towns bordering on the prairie, a dairy association turns out annually about 10,000 pounds of creamery butter and S000 pounds of full cream cheese. Glenwood, located on the northern border of the mountain meadow, 27 miles from Husum, is the most impor tant town in that region. With general stores, hotels, a bank and numerous modern residences, the place is advanc ing rapidly towards a bustling town in a prosperous section. Two sawmills located near Glenwood are turning out the choicest white and yellow pine lum ber. Premier Project la Power Plant. But the special feature of interest Is "Camp Mystery," located on the Klickitat River a few miles northeast of Glenwood. This is the camp of the Klickitat River Development Company, Incorporated by William R. King and others, for the purpose of producing and transmitting electric energy, and diverting and conveying water; to ir rigate the extensive tract of land in the Camas Prairie country, ;.which is 1 THE SUNDAY OREGONIAN, PORTLAND. 1 , 31 ILil peculiarly adapted to the growing of clover, alfalfa and forage crops. Camp has moved down -the river six miles from where the dam is to be erected, which will divert water through a flume seven miles in length. It matters not whether corporate or private capital is backing the enter prise, the fact remains that over $260,- 000 has already been expended in con struction work, the aggregate cost of the project when completed to be $4,000,000. For the past three years a crew averaging 50 men has been constructing a grade for the large flume, along the west bank of the Klickitat River, for six miles. This grade, which could be used for an electric railway, skirts the rocky canyon, the rapid, sinuous stream 300 feet below making the route a scenic one. This grade, blasted through solid rook In places. and apparently constructed on regula tion railroad lines, Is the cause on the part of many of terming the com pany's work. "Camp Mystery." What appears a logical conclusion by others is that the propect is backed by the Hill Interests, for the purpose of secur ing electric power for use when it be comes desirous to make a change in motive power on the North Bank Rail way. The company's engineer in charge, C. J. Bartholet, declares that the grade Is being built for a flume. At a distance of seven miles tfrom where the waters of the Klickitat are to be diverted, it is the purpose of the promoters to build a power plant, capable ' of generating 40,000-horse-power electric' energy. The flume at .that point will be 700 feet above the level of the river, ' where a gravity flow can be secured for irrigating the thousands of acres contemplated to be placed under cultivation. Auto Road Is Perfect. For a distance of 15 miles, from Glenwood to the county bridge over the Klickitat River, on the way to Golden dale, an auto rlda is a pleasure for those who delight to coast and admire the beauties of nature. In this short distance there is a decline of nearly 1000 feet. In the vicinity of Dead Can yon and the bridge the general aspect Is that of the Columbia River bluffs, the only difference being In the width of the two streams. A gradual . climb of 600 feet up a winding road leads to the sparsely tim bered country northwest of Blockhouse and Goldendale. Close by are the set tled districts of the famous wheat belt surrounding the county seat. That which 40 years ago -was one. of the best bunchgrass table lands ui the state, is now one of the finest wheat sections in Southwestern Washington. A panoramic view of waving gram fields, young or chards and modern farm houses, sur rounded by handsome groves is a de light. The picture suggests prosperity. A pioneer says that he has been raising wheat in the Goldendale country for 35 years, and .has met with only one failure during that time. A side trip down the Satus Canyon to the Yakima Valley gives a view of alfalfa fields and .orchards to a distance 5 miles north of Goldendale. Leaving Mabton, we slowly climbed the tortuous, sandy grade south to the high table lands comprising the ..Horse Heaven country. The road to Blckle ton, in northeastern Klickitat County, Is over a level stretch of volcanic ash soil, as far as the eye can see to the east and south. The vast sagebrush area is dotted with wheat ranches, the grain this year promising the best yield in Ave years. When the proposed Horse Heaven Canal, carrying water from the Klicki tat River, is constructed through this region, 250.000 irrigated acres will be under cultivation. The millions of dol lars worth of produce that will he raised In the proposed Irrigated country in Klickitat and Benton counties, and the commerce of new towns springing up will cause a scramble among the leading Coast cities and transcon tinental railways to secure the output of that extensive, rich domain. Gotham Hotelmen Gloomy; Summer Visitors Shy Estimated Expense of Harry Thaw's Several Trials Is 330, I OOO to tfce City and State of 'New York, While His Famllr Is Poorer by Approximately $1,000,000. BT lAJOTZT) F. LOXERGAN. NEW YORK. Aug. 1. (Special.) An under-supply of theaters and an over-supply of gun fighters are blamed by hotel managers for the poor est Summer season they have experi enced in many years. Inquiry at the big hotels develops the fact that the out-of-town guests were never so few In numbers as they are today, andjtlre complaints uttered are numerous and vociferous. 1 The strike of waiters in the late Spring materially halted the stream of visitors, and now the Rosenthal mur der has given the hotels a fresh black eye. One of the best-known managers said today: "Within the past two weeks I have received cancellations for nearly 100 reservations. Several of our regular guests, who heretofore never missed a Summer in Manhattan, have frankly told me that they are unwilling to bring their wives to. a 'gang-run city,' as they call it. Why in some of the outlying sections the general belief is that armed men patrol the streets in taxicabs, shooting down their enemies the way they used to do in mining camps. Many sensational stories have been telegraphed far and wide, and law-abiding citizens do not care to take a chance on being injured. "It was a mighty bad thing for us that Rosenthal was slain, "just off Broadway., and in the heart of the theater district. Had it been down town I do not believe our patrons would have given the matter a second thought, but as it is they are afraid that if they come to New York they will be involved in a desperate gang fight. "The second cause for bad business is that so few theaters are open. Out-of-town people are the ones who sup port the drama, and in past years they have supplied patronage sufficient to keep a dozen houses In expense money. For some reason the theater managers have decided to shut up shop this year, and visitors who want to enjoy themselves go elsewhere. AH in all it has been a mighty tough Summer for the hotel men, and many of them are viewing the future with appre hension. Lady feibyl Wilson, daughter of the Governor-General of the Bahamas, has astonished society by announcing that she Intends to open a manicure parlor in Manhattan this Fall. It will be located just oft Fifth avenue in one of the Forties, although the exact site has not been made public "In my opinion," she says, "there Is room for a manicurist among the select people of that -section, and I believe a select trade can be built up. At any rate I am going to try, and I believe I will succeed. If I fail, why then I will probably go upon the stage." Lady Sibyl explains that she has de termined to earn her . own living be cause her father is soon to retire from his post and return to the quiet life of the country in England. She adds that she is averse to a residence in some rural locality, and would rather be a manicurist in Manhattan than the Lady of the Manor" In Bury de Squash- villa or some other similar place. While her decision may not please her father, and it is said he is highly enraged. Lady Sibyl looks for a warm welcome in New York, and has already been asked by Mrs. O. H. P. Belmont to become an active worker In the lat ter's suffrage club. Even though Harry Thaw has been compelled to remain in prison, he can console himself by the fact that he Is the most expensive prisoner in the' country. It is estimated that already the slayes, of Stanford White has cost New York County and the state fully $350,000, while It is believed that his family has expended considerably in excess of $1,000,000. Thaw had two trials, and since being sent to Matteawan there have been three hearings to decide whether or not he is insane. Each trial cost New York County approximately $100,000, while the later court proceedings, a charge upon the state at large, have averaged $50,000 apiece. At the recent inquiry before Justice Keogh, former District Attorney William Travers Jerome was retained as Special Deputy Attorney-General, his fee being $10,000. The Thaw fortune must have been materially reduced by the legal activi ties on behalf of the young murderer. The sum paid out is put at $1,000,000, although no official figures have ever been secured. It would not be sur prising, however, if the real amount was much larger than this. When Thaw was first arrested he had a battery of high-priced lawyers and money was lavished right and left. One shining legal light expended fortunes In the tenderloin, looking for evidence to support his client. Incidentally this lawyer wrecked his domestic happiness and has been involved In all sorts of diiflcultles ever since. Another lawyer was Indicted and convicted of a crime, and several of the alienists who figured In the first and second trials have died. Thaw, before being taken back to the asylum, declared that he will demand a hearing every year, thereby taking full advantage of the law. If he does so, and the present expensive rate continues, there is every reason to believe that he will soon cost the tax pavers $1,000,000 and his family several millions. Lawyers point out that the decision of Justice Keogh was significant, inas much as he pointedly ignored the testi mony of the numerous high-priced ex perts who figured for the state and the prisoner. The court contented him self by stating that he was satisfied that it would be dangerous to permit Thaw to' be at large, and did not com ment. In any way or manner, upon the medical testimony. Justice Keogh is regarded as one of the ablest men on the bench, and it is known that he has very little respect for experts. It may interest card players to know that Thaw is one of the best bridge whist players in the country. One of the local papers publishes bridge nroblems every Sunday, and week in and week out the name of "H. K. Thaw" appears among the successful solvers. So excellent is his work, that he Is enrolled upon the honor s,roll, compris ing the few men and women who can get the answer to the hardest of problems. , This fact was not Drougnt out at the trial. Had it been, the experts for the defense would undoubtedly have shown that it proved Thaw's sanity, while the state's experts could have been relied upon to note that it was proof 23 of the germs of acute mental depression. - , . - AUGUST 4, 1913. OREGON GRADUATES ARE SOUGHT FOR DOMESTIC SCIENCE TEACHERS Dean of Department at Agricultural College Reports Six Members of the 1912 Class Assigned to Positions and . s Numerous Reauests Received for Recommendations. I I is-' xsjf- . h v - i - U v ABOVE. MISS MOORE DEMONSTRATING FIREI.ESS COOKING AT OREGON ACRICILTIBAI, COLLEGE BE LOW. DOMESTIC SCIENCE GRADUATES, OREGON AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE. LOW, DOMESTIC REGON AGRICULTURAL COL LEGE, CorvalHs. Aug. 3. (Spe cial.) The study of home econo mics, in all its vital phases, will soon occupy its long denied, yet proper place In the high" school curriculum. If the demand for Oregon Agricultural College graduates as teachers of domestic sci ence and art In the schools of Oregon is a fair criterion on which to. base con clusions. Dean Henrietta' Calvin, of the depart ment of Domestic Science and Art, re ports that six members of the 1912 JOHN CONSIDINE VIES WITH RICH CANADIAN IN TROTTING STABLE Theatrical Magnate With Income of $150,000 a Year Plans Extravagant Meet With' McKenzie During 1915 Exhi bitionFrench Cafes in San Francisco Cause Wives to Do Sleuthing Heiress Has "Simple" Wedding. SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 3. (Special.) John Considine, the theatrical man of Seattle, San Francisco, and other cities. Is busy building up a stable of trotting horses in this state. John Mackenzie, of Winnipeg, who has his stable in California half of each year, is Drobably the most extravagant spender there is on the Coast today. He is the son of Sir William Macken zie, one of the railroad magnates of Canada and also a partner of his father in business. Notwithstanding his apparently un limited means, Considine's friends say he Is financially able to compete with the Canadian in collecting a costly trot ting stable. According to them, Con sidine is enjoying an annual income of $150,000 now and is In a position to get the best of trotting stock. His nucleus of a big stable Is at present in Southern California. One of the horses is a 2-year-old, and the prediction is made that the ani mal is going to be a star performer. Considine together with Mackenzie and other lovers of the trotter, hopes to ar rangeMor a light harness horse meet in this bay region during the 1915 ex Play Gives Woe. They are still having trouble or see ing visions of It over the production of the Redding Bohemian Grove play, "ine Atonement of Pan," at the Greek The ater. Justice Harry A. Melvln, of the Su preme Court, who is to play Silenus, astride of a burro, seems to feel that it hardly comports with the high dig nity of his office to repeat the per formance in public. Dr. Jack Shlels has positively re fused; John Dornln, who in general Ui'e sells life Insurance in large chunks, is willing to play the part of Flora to his fellow club members in the grove, but does not wish to exhibit his talent as a female Impersonator to anyone who can buy a ticket for the Greek Theater. Even Dick -Hotaling. who plays An roca, and is by no means shy of public productions, balks, and the gentlemen of the chorus who will disport them selves in scanty and feminine attire are of the same frame of mind. Wife "Trills" Hunband. The story of Mrs. -F. T. Janes, of Sau salito, who with two detectives watched a French restaurant on O'Farrell street until she caught her husband in a clan destine meeting there with another wo man, calls attention to the fact that these resturants are often watched by detectives ta the employ of suspicious wives or husbands. On the ground floor of the seven or eight swell French restaurants of San Francisco everything is clean and per fect from cuisine to conduct, and the best people patronize them. Upstairs! That is a different story when it comes to propriety but not in things culinary. Only now and then Is one of the scandals-of the upper stories of the French cafes made public These upper floors constitute a phase of city class graduated from her department have received appointments in Oregon chools this month, and she has re ceived numerous requests to recom mend Oregon Agricultural College grad uates competent to fill positions for which there are no applicants. One Oregon high school. In its desperation to secure a teacher of household science and kindred subjects, asked if a mem ber of the college faculty would be available at an attractive salary. Five of the college girls recently elected to high school positions are Miss Christie Moore, of Corvallis, who goes to the Pendleton High School to life not at all creditable to San Fran cisco." Many a divorce is traced to a night of erring in these places and they are apparently Immune from police in trusion under the fictitious plea that they are hotels. The money invested in these prop erties, together with the rents col lected by the owners, indicate their large monthly revenues. One of them has a turntable for taxicabs, autos and carriages at the end of a covered drive so as to make secrecy of visits all the more certain. This is one of the most difficult places for detectives to get Information about those who visit upstairs. Several de-teeti--j agencies are making good in comes doing nothing else than report to many clients whether this or that man or woman visits this or that French restaurant. And .what is worse, men called "trailers" watch for certain women and blackmail them under threats of exposure. Ex-Mayor to Write. "Serial." It Is reported that Gene Schmltz, ex Mayor, is going to follow Abe Ruef as the . writer of an autobiography. Schmltz is quietly telling the few friends he has left, that he is going to "roast" Ruef for picturing him as a puppet, a man of clay In his hands. In his daily serial story, and that' he will denounce this and that prominent man because of what he considers their base desertion of him in his dfre extremity. Just when and how the ex-Mayor will get his story before the public is not known. Ruef and Schmltz were not always agreed even In the heydey of their power. Toward the close of their regime, it is alleged, they frequently quarreled over money matters... Ruef Is not mentioning these quar rels in his story and "it is hardly likely that Schmltz will -ever put them in print. Schmltz thinks General Funston robbed him of the glory of preserving order here after the nre. The truth is that neither Ruef nor Schmitz were equal to ths occasion. Funston acted on, his own Initiative and maintained order and the security of life and property without having to appeal to Washington to declare mar tial law. Later Ruef was a prisoner for weeks In Schmitz' former home under Elisor Biggy. He saw there the famous little hidden door in the floor upstairs which concealed a small receptacle for val uables. Ruef used to make spiteful remarks about it and Schmitz has known this all along. Then he has other troubles which It will be best for him to tell himself in due time if he wishes to pen them out In detail. Wingfleld Never "Intended to." George Wingfield says he never had any intention of accepting Governor Oddie's offer of . the United States Senatorship. "I took a couple of days to think It over, he tola a iriena recently, out my mind was made up the moment the offer came. It was very flattering. It was very nice of the Governor to offer me my old partner's place. - And it was teach domestlo science and art: Miss . Hortense Epply, of Salem, who will have the- same work In the Albany schools; Miss Kern Davis, who is to teach the same subjects at Baker City; Miss Rose Sheridan, of Tangent, has been elected by the domestic science department at The Dalles, and Miss Clara Wallan secured a similar posi tion in her home town of Hermlston. 'Miss Barbara "Moore, of Corvallis. , will assist in the domestic art de partment at Oregon Agricultural Col lege next year, succeeding Miss Ruih M. Smith, who goes to Columbia Uni versity for graduate work. fine to have every newspaper In the state, with two exceptions, say they approved of me for the Senate. "I appreciated all that, but I didn't like to think of going away from my plneo in Lassen County." ; Wingfield has a wonderful estate In California. There are 2100 acres of land, farm, orchard, water, and game preserves surrounded by a close meshed wire fence eight feet high. There is a comfortable house on this great place; there are two lakes and a stream plentifully stocked with flnh. The place is still in the making. It is only two years old and it will take at least three more years to get It In good shape. It Is only four miles by motor from Reno, and Wingfield likes .to run across the border frequently to look it over. Washington is a long way from that estate in Lassen. So Diocletian sticks to his cabbages. Cin cinnattus refuses to leave his plow. Heiress Has "Simple" Wedding. The "note of simplicity" which Is insisted on these days in all- real so ciety weddlnss was struck with a resounding whack at the wedding of Miss Thelma Parker, of Honolulu, and Henry Gaillarj Smart, of Virginia. Miss Parker is an heiress with an as tounding income, so the note of slm-' pllclty was struck on a golden scale. The wedding took place amid the simple surroundings of Miss Parker's plantation at Waimes, on the Island. A Kanaka orchestra, simply attired In native costumes, containing ail the pri mary colors, played simple Hawaiian melodies. At the same time a beevy of dusky maidens, more or less simply atfired, gyrated In the excessively simple con tortions of the pretty hulahula, which is the National wedding dance of the Islands. Then there was a luau or wedding feast, which the hundreds of wedding guests partook of a repast consisting of innumerable Hawaiian viands. After the wedding trip about the island the couple will divide their time between a simple mansion in San Francisco and an equally simple home in Honolulu, both especially built for them at a cost that does not run into six figures. Get a Little TELEPHONE HERALD You know what it is, don't you 7 No ! Well see full explanation, page 6, section 1.