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THE SUNDAY OREGOMAX, PORTLAND, JULY 27, 1913.
RACE PREJUDICES DISAPPEAR WHEN
THIRSTY FOLK BEND TO FOUNTAIN
"Benson Cocktail'.' Most Popular and Cheapest Drink in Portland During Hot Days "Best Thing You Have,"
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passed rapidly the changes that have
led to the day of this reunion and made
It possible. If anything more were
needed to strengthen the fact that we
are a reunited people, sentiments heard
on the field will do it. . I asked several
in the gray:
" 'If that flag- were fired upon today,
would you stand by my side to pro
"To this question "the invariable re
ply was, 'I would,' and there was added,
'and we can whip anyone who has the
hardihood to attack us."
"What more could be desired?
Old Home In Visited.
"On my return from Gettysburg I
visited my old home and birthplace,
Lawrenceburgr, Ind., where I met my
only living brother and sister, other
relatives and many o'.d friends. I found
my beloved natal place hardly recov
ered from the ravages of the flood of
the Ohio that visited the besom of de
struction upon it last Spring. Houses
displaced and debris of various sorts
marked the dilnpidation wrought. From
there I visited my nephew at Peoria,
111., v.hor.i I had not seeu since he was
quite a boy. Peoria. Is a city of about
100,000 pou'atlor, distributed on and
below.- the ult-'ifo of the Illinois River,
which at this j.iae widens into a lake.
It is situated In the midst of the corn
belt and Is a great Industrial center. I
had a hot time there with the weather
man giving us during my stay as high
as 110 decrees.
"An automobile ride from Prospect
Heights to the wet bluff, covering all
the territory on the bluffs, gave me a
very favorable impression of the resi
dential portion of the city. A regatta
of rowing associations, comprising rep
resentatives of the Middle West served
to give me two pleasant afternoons and
to show the use to. which Peorians.put
their magnificent river.
"Saturday morning, July 19, I bade
my nephew and family goodbye and
turned my face westward on the return
to Oregon." .
CLUBWOMEN DECLARE MARKET FOR
JUVENILES IS UNQUALIFIED SUCCESS
While Official Trading Place Is Closed, Manager Announces That Stand Will Be Conducted Privately in New
Location to Meet Insistent Demand of Young Producers.
BIG MILL WILL 'RESUME
LOGGING OTJTPirr OX COOS BAY
TO BE INCREASED.
Branch Road to Timber Area Will
Construct Stations for Conven
ience of Ranchers.
MAKSHFIELD, Or., July 26. (Spe
cial.) The East Bide mill of the C. A.
Smith Company, which has been closed
for several weeks for remodeling, will
resume operations soon. The out of
the mill has been Increased from about
150,000 feet. for a 10-hour shift, to be
tween 250,000 and 300.000 feet. Arno
Mereen, general superintendent of the
company, and C. A. Smith, head of the
company, are expected here to see the
remodeled mill start operations.
The dally output of the C. A. Smith
Company on Coos Bay will be Increased
to about 750,000 a day. The large mill
of the company recently made Its high
average for a month, the average out
put for a 10-hour shift for the 30 days
being 458,000 feet. '
The large mill of the company, when
both are running, saws fir lumber .only
and the large dimension stuff, while the
small mill takes the spruce and hem
lock. To supply the increased output of
the mills, the Smith-Powers Logging
Company, which supplies the logs, will
open a number of new camps south of
Coquille, on the 22-mile logging road
now being completed into the big bait
of timber which the company owns
there. This timber, by extensions of
the road and the building of small
"feeders," will, it is estimated, supply
sufficient logs to operate the mill for
The Smith - Powers Company will
operate the road for its own business,
but has made an arrangement whereby
the Southern Pacinc, which owns the
short line between MarshfleldV and
Myrtle Point, will - handle the other
railroad service. Four of five stations
will be opened along th line for the
various camps and also for the con
venience of ranchers ' in the valleya
traversed by the road. The Smith-
Powers Company will operate its lod
ging trains between Myrtle Point and
Marshfield over the Southern-Pacific
line on a wheelage basis.
HEN the recent heat wave was
at its height, when collars
wilted and clothes seemed an
obsession, the drinking fountains, pre
sented to the city by S. Benson, the
millionaire timberman, reached the
pinnacle of their popularity and be
came the vortices of thirsty crowds,
who drank deeply at one corner, and
then, reaching another fountain in the
waste of sizzHng asphalt and scorch
ing concrete, joined other crowds at
other corners to drink again and again
of the cooling Bull Run water.
Yesterday a little fellow was lifted
up for a drink. He drank and drank
"tried to swallow the btihhla ho tniA
his mother, and then when it kept right
on DUDonng as though he had not done
his best, he cried and was led away,
still crying because of his failure.
T1gpt skirts become tighter when
their wearers Join the less fashionably
dressed for a refreshing "Benson cock
tail." Newsboys take their stand near the
fountains. They believe that it is easier
to sell papers after prospective cus
tomers have had a good drink.
Strangers in Portland often declare,
as they lift their faces from the foun
tains, that "tftis is the finest thing you
The fountains are whirlpools of de
mocracy. Sometimes four distinct
races may be seen drinking at the
same time, and the "color line," how
ever well defined it may be at other
places, recedes to the vanishing point
on a hot afternoon at the corner of
Sixth and Alder, Fifth and Washington,
or any of the other 30-odd corners in
the city where, night and day, the Ben
son fountains bubble their little sog
of welcome and generosity.
TELLS OF ENCAMPMENT
Paul Truitt, of Wren, Or., Who Was Member of Seventh Indiana, Relates
Sensation of Visit 50 Years After to Battlefield.
the lines and brought up other troops
and formed a line of battle on our reg
iment, which center never did give way
at any time during the conflict. On
the second day, or rather during the
night of -the first, our men were moved
from Cemetery Hill to Culp's Hill. The
Johnnies were all around us during
the night," and until 3 o'clock in .the
morning, when the Twelfth Corps came
up and joined us on the right. In this
position we fought the second and third
days, and on the morning of the fourth
drove Lee's rear-guard out of Gettysburg.
"This meeting will long be remem
bered by me. Then a distracted, was
divided country; now a reunited Na
tion. Through the vista of 50 years
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VANCOUVER MAN IS NAMED
Dr. William . Cass to Head Insane
Hospital at Sedro Woolley.
OLTMPIA, Wash., July 26. (Special.)
Dr. William Cass, of Vancouver, to
day was appointed" superintendent of
the Northern Hospital for the Insane at
Sedro Woolley, succeeding Dr. A. H.
Thomas Smith, of Mount Vernon, was
appointed by Governor Lister a member
of the board of regents of the State
Normal School at Bellingham. He fills
the vacancy caused by the resignation
of Judge Jeremiah Neterer.
Tree-Faller . Is Killed.
KELSO. Wash., July 26. (Special.)
Nels Delene, a tree-faller, employed by
the Eastern & Western Lumber Com
pany, was killed by the rebound of a
tree which he was falling at the com
cany camp Thursday. The funeral was
held here yesterday.
FTER several weeks of successful
Awl operation, the Juvenile Market,
which, has been conducted under
the auspices of the Portland Woman's
Club In the old Ladd & Tllton Bank
building, at First and Stark streets, was
closed yesterday for the season. During
its operation interest shown by both
the children as contributors to its stock
and the people of Portland, as patrons,
was great and many of the school chil
dren of the city laid the foundations
for bank accounts in the sale of their
produce and handiwork in the market
'Begun as an experiment," say the
officers of the Woman's Club, in an
nouncing the closing of the market.
'and carried op with unexpected suc
cess, the Portland Woman's Club has
demonstrated to the satisfaction of it
self, the school authorities and the
public the value of a juvenile market."
Aim fiot Philanthropic.
"The original Intention," It is as
serted, "was to open it on:y for a few
days, or a week at most, that the work
of the children in growing and tending
the vegetables in the school gardens
might bring them some returns other
than the prizes offered by the school
garden contest. A number of children,
however, showed such eagerness to sell
what they had grown and made- that
the market has been kept open from
week to week to accommodate those
who were still bringing in things to
sell. But not having started the work
early enough for children to have late
vegetables in paying quantities, the
committee in charge has decided to
close it for the season.
"The one thing determined upon by
the committee in the start was to di
vest the enterprise of every semblance
of philanthropy, and make it entirely
self-supporting. In order to do this
more children will have to be inter
ested and as the school year approaches
the number will decrease rather than
Increase, hence the decision of the com
mittee to close the market for the sea
son. "The committee has been In confer
ence with Professor Alderman, and an
other year it is the hope of the Wo
man's Club, that, now they have dem
onstrated the value and benefit of a
juvenile market, the school authorities
will make it a part of their official
"In closing the market the Women's
Club committee wishes to express its
thanks to the press, to the Ladd & Til
ton Bank and all the friends of the
market who have been so generous in
their patronage and assisted in the suc
cess of the work."
A large number of the children who
have been bringing in produce to the
market still desire that it shall be con
tinued and Mrs. Eunice M. Douglas,
who was its manager for the Woman's
Club, announced yesterday that she
would reopen the market privately
Wednesday in the Yamhill Market at
Yamhill, between First and Second
streets, space having been donated for
the purpose by the managers of the
FIVE GENERATIONS REPRESENTED IN ONE FAMILY, ALL WOMEN.
IT WAS hard for the veterans"- who
attended the recent reunion at
Gettysburg to distinguish the
points where they had stood during the
great battle and the places where im
portant hand-to-hand encounters were
fought, according to Faul Truitt, of
Wren, Or., who returned from the cele
bration last week.
Mr. Truitt was a member of the
Seventh Indiana and was one of the
party of Oregon veterans who left here
on a special train to attend the re
union. Other members of his regiment
who went with him were John C. Rans
dell, of 143 East Seventy-third street,
and Henry Dooley, of 334 Monroe street.
The monuments, markers, signs and
tablets that have been erected on the
site of the field where the battle was
fought, says Mr. Truitt, served as ex
cellent guides to the veterans who were
able thus to find their way about with
Trip la Described.
In describing hls trip he said:
"I left my home at Wren, Or., June
16 to attend the state encampment at
Newberg, where we had three delight
ful days. At Portland we took the
train and were on our way to the ojty
and battlefield of Gettysburg. There
we met the Confederates, who, 50 years
ago. faced us on that battlefield in
fratricidal conflict. Now we met in re
union as friends and joined hands in
brotherly affection. This meeting, I
am proud to say to my friends In the
West, will eveV be memorable to me.
The number of soldier-comrades in re
union on the field was estimated to be
about 54,000, but to one present the
number seemed . 100,000.
"At first, to me and old comrades I
had fallen in with, it was hard to get
the bearings. Trees grown up and roads
running here and there confused us.
The key to the situation, to me, was
the discovery of a monument erected
to the Seventh Indiana Infantry on
Culp's Hill. Here was where I stood
during the battle, and from here I
readily found other points marked by
lines of cannon, shrapnel and other
Dana, it was not long until I was per
fectly at home and amid the monu
ments and markers that the Govern
ment has used so well to aid one to
know and to trace positions.
'How-well I recalled ' July ' 1. 1863!
We arrived on the field that day. We
were In that part of the Army desig
nated the First Army Corps. There was
fighting to our right and in front of
us. All the Orenerals were on Ceme
tery Height Hancock, Howard, Dou
bleday directing and fighting. When
they saw us, they came riding up.
".'What troops are these?' was asked
Seventh Indiana Infantry,' was the
Night One of Fighting.
"Great was the enthusiasm at this
information of staunch aid so near at
hand. From there Hancock rode along
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Left to Right Mrs. Verdi Tlte, Born In Yamhill County, Oregon, October 19, fs94 Mrs. Sasnnnah Morris, Born in
Missouri, December , 1822; Mrs. Sank PhUllps, Born, in Wtoconsin, Nove inber 22, 1841; Miss Hasel Tlte, Born
in Seattle, Wash, April 15, 1913; Mrs. M. W. Ray. Born in Yamhill County, Oregon, March 15, 1S76.
Little Miss Hazel Tlte is a most peculiar person, not because she is only three months old or anything of that
sort, but because she is blessed with two grandmothers and one stepgrandni other, three great-grandmothers and
one great-great-grandmother, all living. "
Although there are only five persons in this picture, there are four mothers, three grandmothers,' two great
grandmothers and one great-great-grandmother; four daughters, three granddaughters, two great-granddaughters
ana one great-great-granddaughter. Each person therefore is entitled to call herself any one of four titles.
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