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THE SUNDAY v OREGOyiATT, PORTLAND, - 3IAT 31, 1914.'
FOUR BIB PROJECTS
TO BE CELEBRATED
Wednesday Will Be Day of Re
joicing at Towns Along
Mouth of Columbia.
COST MAY BE $4,000,000
Highway Link, Hill 'Docks, Astoria
Municipal Wharf and Sea Wall
Will Be Started With Port
land Men Participating-.
ASTORIA, Or., May- 30. (Special.)
The Astoria - Warrenton-Flavel - Ham
mond district will be the scene of a
series of celebrations Wednesday which
will mark an epoch in transportation,
commercial and civic Improvement de
velopment on the Lower Columbia in
deed, of the Columbia basin; for the
constructive enterprises which are to
be inaugurated on that date at or near
the mouth of the "River of the West"
will necessarily affect the country trib
utary to the Port of the" Columbia.
The primary idea in the minds of the
. committee of arrangements, named over
a month ago under the joint auspices
' of the Warrenton Development League,
the Port of the Columbia Commercial
Club and representatives of the Astoria
' Chamber of Commerce, was the cele
bration of the beginning of actual con
struction of the Great Northern and
Northern Pacific ocean and rail ter
minals at Flavel, but circumstances
have focused in such way that other
great projects will also begin construc
tion at the same time. The committee
has, therefore, grouped the enterprises
for the day and will devote a portion
of the time to the formal inauguration
Columbia Highway En Route.
Plans are formed for the recognition
of the Clatsop County unit of the Co
lumbia Highway system from Portland
to the Pacific Ocean, and the visitors
from Portland and other points in the
Columbia and Willamette valleys will
take part in these ceremonies en route
to Astoria Wednesday morning. Con
tractors Petersen & Johnson, in charge
of construction, will have a gang of
men stationed at Westport on the ar
rival of the Portland train on the Spo
kane, Portland & Seattle, so that every
thing will be in readiness for the for
mal exercises. The work of throwing
the first dirt will be in the hands of
Julius L. Meier, president of the Colum
bia Highway Association, who will be
assisted by Governor Oswald West,
John B. Teon, Samuel Hill and others.
The Astoria - Warrenton reception
committee, headed by Chairman Sher
man, president of the Astoria Cham
ber of Commerce: Dr. Alfred Kinney,
president of the Port of the Columbia
Commercial Club, and other live wires,
will meet the Portland train at West
port, and. after participating in the
highway ceremonies, will act as an es
cort to the visitors to Flavel, where
the Spokane, Portland & Seattle docks
celebration will take place.
Cost to Be Nw $4,000,000.
Following the exercises at Flavel, de
tails of which will befound in the
formal programme, the visitors, accom
panied by the people of the Lower Co
lumbia .communities, will return to As
toria, where the beginning of work will
.- be properly launched on tho first unit
of the Astoria seawall and reclamation
project. Following this, about & P. M.,
the people will assemble at Smith's
point, where the first pile will be
driven on thj Port of Astoria munici
pal docks, " ho importance of these
four enterprises may be estimated by
a resume of the contract cost d each:
Spokane, Portland & Seattle
docks at Flavel $190,000
Port of Astoria municipal
Astoria seawall 237,000
Astorla-Westport unit Colum
bia Highway 212,000
The total of these first units is ap
proximately $1,000,000. The ultimate
cost of the completed projects in the
Astoria-Warrenton-Flavel region is in
excess of $3,600,000.
To conclude the day the Portland and
Interior visitors will be the guests of
the citizens of the Lower Columbia at
a smoker, luncheon and talkfest at the
Weinhard-Astorla Hotel at 8 P. M.,
where good cheer and good fellowship
will abound. Prominent men from
Spokane. Pasco, Eugene, Salem, Port
land and other points will be heard,
as well as the Governor of Oregon and
officials of the Great Northern and
Northern Pacific systems.
Formal Programme Given.
The formal programme arranged is as
1H 50 A.- M. Rxeroises at Westport
Portland train met by Lower Columbia
reception committee. Julius L. Meier,
president Columbia Highway Associa
tion, master of ceremonies. "Brief re
marks by Governor West, followed by
throwing of first shovel of earth on
Clatsop County unit of Columbia High
way, Peterssen & Johnson, contractors,
and crew in charge.
10 A. M. Kxercises at Flavel; music
by Haga's band, of Astoria; greetings
and announcements. Mayor Kubn, of
Hammond. Remarks. Mayor Schmidt,
of Warrenton, who will introduce G.
Clifford Barlow, president of the War
renton Development League, as chair
man of the day. Lifeboat drill on
Flavel waterfront by Point Adams life
saving crew in command of Captain
Wicklund. From 12 to 1:30 P. M.. bas
ket picnic and salmon barbecue on
grounds of Hotel Flavel: dancing in
the dining-room of the hotel. At 1:30
P. M. the speaking programme at Flavel
will begin: formal address of welcome.
John E. Gratke, of Astoria: response by
a visitor from the interior (to be se
, lected): address by L. C. Gilman. presi
dent Spokane, Portland & Seattle, who
will signal for the driving of the first
pile on the ocean terminals of the com
pany by Guthrie,. McDougall & Co.. con
tractors: address by A. D. Charlton, as
sistant general passanger agent North
. ern Pacific Railway Company: address,
Marshall N. Dana, of Portland.
Seawall to Be Started.
4 P. M. Train will leave Flavel for
F.leventh street, Astoria, where the
first pile of the Astoria seawall and
reclamation project wil be driven by
J. A. McEaehern & Co., contractors, un
der direction of the sanitary and
reclamation commission of the City of
Astoria. W. C. Logan, president, master
of ceremonies. Address by Judge Olof
Anderson, secretary of the commis
sion. 5 P. M. Exercises at Smith's Point
People will assemble on Alameda ave
nue at the site of the municipal docks.
C. B. McLeod, chairman of the commis
sion, master of ceremonies. Address,
Mayor Gray, of Astoria. Driving of
first pile of the Port of Astoria docks
first unit) by J. A. McEaehern & Co.,
Motion pictures of all the events and
the crowds at Flavel and Astoria will
be taken by representatives of leading
8 r M. Smoker, luncheon and talk
fest at Weinhard-Astoria Hotel, given
by the Port of the Columbia Commer
cial Club. Free to all member of the
club and guests. Chairman of the
evening, W. A. Sherman, president As
toria Chamber of Commerce. Addresses
by Governor West, Gordon C CorbaJey,
secretary Spokane Chamber of Com
merce; A. H. Averill, president Port
land Chamber of Commerce; Morris J.
Duryea, manager Eugene Commercial
Club; Joseph N.. Teal, C. C. Chapman,
manager Portland Commercial Club;
Edgar B. Piper, editor of The Or ego -nian:
Captain W. P." Gray, of Pasco,
president Columbia and Snake Rivers
Waterways, Association; L. C. Gilman,
president Spokane. Portland & Seattle
Railway, and others. Booster songs
by the Men's Stock Company of As
toria, and the Booster Women's Chorus,
of Astoria, will enliven the proceedings
at Flaval and Astoria.
VAULT TO BE OPENED 2914
Building at Eugene Wil Be Sealed
for Ten Centuries.
EUGENE, Or., May 30. (Special.)
If a little building of solid concrete
lasts through ten centuries, future gen
erations will have permission 1000
years hence to open a vault In the new
Hope Abbey mausoleum, which stands
virtually completed in the Masonic
Cemetery in Eugene, and obtain docu
ments of the present-day hermetically
"To be opened in 2914," Is to be deeply
engraved upon the marble face of one
of the columbarium niches which
honeycomb the structure," completed at
a cost of $40,000. The urn containing
the records will be sealed next Thursday.
ON 'SEVEN SISTERS'
Universal Eight-Hour Measure
Also Opposed by Busi
PROHIBITION IS SECONDARY
305-EGG RECORD REPORTED
Florence Woman Says Scrub Hen
Also Lays Enormon Eggs.
FLORENCE, Or.. May 30. (Special.)
A hen reported t'o have beaten the
world's record as an egg producer is
owned by Mrs. Frank Fox, of Glenada.
Mrs. Fox got her on July 1, 1913. and
since that time says she has laid 305
eggs. About twice a week these are
double-yolked. One ot these double
yolked eggs laid last week is said to
measure 6 by 7 inches.
The hen is buff-colored, of common
stock with a, large comb.
PENDLETON' TO SEND CROWD
Tralnload of Visitors Will Attend
Livestock Show at Union.
' UNION, Or., May 30. (Special.)
Word was received here today that a
trainload of people from PencWeton
would arrive on Thursday to attend
the first day of the stock show. The
round-up stunts, it is believed, will
increase the attendance.
A delegation of Union citizens will
meet the crowd from the Round-Up
city and extend them every possible
County Superintendents to Meet.
OLYMPIA, Wash- May 30. (Special.)
County school superintendents of
Washington assemble here Monday,
June 8, for their annual convention,
which will last three days. The pro
posed teachers retirement fund bill.
which comes up at the general election
next November on referendum, is
assigned as one o the principal sub
jects for discussion. Addresses by Gov
ernor Ernest Lister, Tax Commissioner
J. W. Brislawn and State Forester
Ferris have been arranged.
Boy Drowns at Goldendale.
GOLDENDALE, Wash., May 30.
(Special.) Lyman Wilson, 6-year-old
son ef Frederick Wilson, a prominent
Goldendale business man, fell off of a
footbridge across the Little Klickitat
River in the Golden meadow and was
drowned Thursday evening. The boy
slipped away from home without his
mother noting his absence and at
tempted to follow his father, who had
Tangent Minister Dies.
ALBANY. Or.. May 30. (Special.)
Rev. Eugene B. Jones, pastor of the
Methodist Episcopal Church South, of
Tangent, and for the last three years
presiding elder of this denomination
for the Willamette District, died yes
terday at his home at Tangent. "He
was 62 years old. x He had lived in
Oregon for 15 years. His widow and
three children survive.
llu.suiu to Have Farmers' Institute.
HUSUM. WasK. May 30. (Special.)
A Farmers' Institute will be held at
Husum June 5 and 6. under the aus
pices of the State College of Washing
ton. Professor J. A. Tormey will talk
on diversified farming and agricul
tural education. Professor Price will
talk on dairying'. Miss Sutherland on
home economics and Professor Barnett
Candidates and Officials Fig-ht Shy
of Taking' Sides, hut Insurance
Commissioner Makes Attack
on Good Roads Bill.
OLYMPIA, Wash., May . 30. (Spe
cial.) Whether the- "seven sisters" in
itiative measures and the universal
eight-hour measure will find places
on the ballot at the general election
next November will be determined as
the result of a campaign during the
next month by employers and business
men of the state on one side and the
organizations of the State Grange, the
farmers unions and the labor unions
on the other.
The fight centering about these eight
measures overshadows the interest in
the prohibition bill, and this condition
promises to exist until July 3, the last
aay tor riling petitions. The prohibi
tion advocates have more than 100,000
signatures of registered voters sup
porting their measure, so it is sure to
go on the ballot and the real opening
of the wet and dry fight is being post
poned. On the ether hand, the Stop-Look-Listen
League, the organization of em
ployers and business men formed to
combat the seven sisters and the eight
hour measure, is centering its efforts
on preventing, these 'eight measures
from finding places on the ballot. Each
must bear the signatures of approxi
mately 32,000 registered voters.
Eight-Hour Measure Target.
The eight-hour measure, a Socialist
party proposal, indorsed by the State
Federation of Labor, is being attacked
most strongly by the Stop-Look-Listen
League. This measure limits all labor
to eight hours, with the exception of
farm labor, which is allowed 10 hours
when necessary. That this would
place Washington industries at a tre
mendous disadvantage in competition
with other states is argued by busi
Of the "seven sisters," which are
backed by the joint legislative com
mittee of the State Grange, State Fed
eration of Labor and State Farmers'
unions, the Stop-Look-Listen League
Is supposed to be chiefly interested in
fighting the fisheries bill and the
measure adding a "first-aid" clause to
the workmen's compensation act.
The fisheries bill would make radi
cal increases in all licenses charged
against the fishing industry and would
force the so-called "fish trust" to use
each of its trap locations every year to
hold it. The "first aid" bill provides
that an employer must furnish medical
attendance to an injured employe.
InK Certification Reaulred.
A decision of the Attorney-General
holding that signatures on Initiative
petitions must be "O K'd" In ink by
city registration officials, has set the
backers of the seven sisters and the
eight-hour bill thousands of signatures
behind the number-on which they had
counted. In large numbers of the
smaller cities registration officials had
been certifying to these signatures in
pencil. These certifications are now
void under the Attorney-General's
Neither Governor Lister nor any of
the members of his Administration
have yet come out in support of any of
the measures or against them, prefer
ring to wait and see if any of them will
find places on the ballot. Insurance
Commissioner Fishback. however, has
led a public attack on the so-called
"anti-pork barrel good roads bill."
Mrs. Serena A. Fleener Dies.
ALBANY. Or.. May 30. (Special.)
Serena A. Fleener, who had been a resi
dent of Linn County for 34 years, died
last night at the home of her daugh
ter. Mrs. I. A. Hunkers, in this city,
aged 78. Born in yCincinnatl, 0 she
went to California in 1859, and 21 years
later came to Oregon. She located near
Scio, and had lived in that part of Linn
County ever since. She is survived by
five children: Mrs. Julia Hendricks, of
Red Bluff. Cal.; W. H. Woodmansee, of
Chico, Cal.: Edward Woodmansee, of
Biodgett, Or.; Mrs. J. P. Munkers, of
Scio, and Mrs. I. A. Munkers. of Albany.
SCENES ATTENDING VANCOUVER PUBLIC MARKET OPENING.
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Beauty Is Here Comfort Is Here Excel
lence of Design and Workmanship Is Here
in Our Splendid Line of
Willow, Reed and
TOP, GENERAL VIEW OK ACTIVITIE S. BELOW, BI YUG STRAWBERRIES
Comfort that is the one great
ideal that seems most important
in the choosing of furniture for
out-of-doors pieces that shall
contribute to the real enjoyment
of those who make the best of
their porches and lawns. What is
more suggestive of comfort and
, , w- , utility than the artistic Willow,
wih and without its upholstered seats and backs; or the Reed and Rattan Pieces, also with and
. without upholstery ? Well do they meet the demand of -artistic light-weight furniture, adapted to
both indoor and outdoor furnishing. New Willow Furniture, finished in the new brown shadef uphol-
- sred and cushioned with pretty cretonnes. As low as $7.50 is a Willow Arm Chair with cretonne
upholstered back and loose-cushion seat. Others at $8, $10, $12, $12.50, $13.50, $17.50 and up. Im
ported large Willow Arm Chairs, without upholstery, finished in brown, $5.75, $8 and up. See the
pieces in French Sap-peeled Willow, in the natural, which can be stained, at moderate cost, to harmon
ize with any. scheme of decoration. Inexpensive outdoor pieces with substantial Maple frames, and
rattan and double-caned seats and backs. A high-back Arm Rocker for as little as $a50
Rug Special: $13.50
9x12 ft Tapestry Brussels
Good quality and seamless, from the looms of leading rug mills.
Blues and tans, floral designs, medallion centers, the small pattern
and large pattern centers and other recent combinations. They 're
considered unusually good value at their regular price. $17.50, and
therefore exceptional value at the special price of $13.50.
9x12 ft Body Brussels Rugs
at the Special $27.50
A good selection of living-room and dining-room patterns in
these, the best Body Brussels Rngs produced.
All -Important Is That Matter, of In
terior Decoration of the Home
There's a satisfaction, a sense of pleasure, to be continually
enjoyed in the home -where the decorative scheme has been
handled with proper consideration. No matter how elaborate
and carefully planned the home might be, if the decorative
treatment of its interior has been wrongly planned and exe
cuted, the beauty and harmony of furniture, floor covering
and other furnishings are lost. The Decorative Department
of this store, through wide experience in the handling of the
most difficult as well as the simplest problems of interior
decoration, is prepared to render expert and valuable serv
ice in the decorative treatment of the home. Original color
perspectives, illustrating completed schemes, prepared by
our decorative artist. ,
Distributors tor the Dearoane A Karth Parla) Risk - Class
Decorative Fabrics and Wall Papers.
Special Sale of Soochow Fabrics
Of wool and cotton ; something different than heretofore shown in
Portland. Splendid deeorative effects are possible through the
use of these beautiful materials, adapted for sun-room, sitting
room and breakfast-room hangings and for floor rugs. Regular
price $28 pair. Special, the pair, $18.
' AEROLUX PORCH SHADES
The No-Whip Kind
There is no hesitancy on our part in recommending them.
Many people are shading their porches with Aerolux Shades.
They will last almost indefinitely. Sightly, too, in green and
in brown and green. All the practical sizes, from, the 4 ft
by 7 ft. 6 in. at 3 to the 10 ft. 6 in. by 7 ft. 6 in. at $8.
- Fifth and Stark J. G. Mack & Co. Fifth and Stark
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MARKET MAKES HIT
Vancouver Venture Proves to!
Be Big Winner.
MORE VARIETY PROMISED
l armers on llrst Trip Bring Berries
to Town, and Vegetables Arc Xot
as Plentiful aa Tbey Will
Be on Friday
VANCOUVER, Wash.. May 30. (Spe
cial.) The great success of the first
publio market day held here assures
that it will become arr established In
stitution, and it is expected that a great
many more farmers will corrie' in next
Kriday with farm and garden products
During the morning 40 farmers with
rigs filled with strawberries, rhubarb,
grape juice, whole-wheat flour, chick
ens, geese, potatoes and other com
estibles, backed their vehicles up
against the sidewalk . on Fifth street
and all of their wares were eagerly
taken by thrifty housewives.
Sirs. Daniel Crowley, newly-electefl
president of the Vancouver Woman's
Club, and Mrs. Frank E. Vaughn, past
president of the same organization,
st an example for the other members
of the club by taking their baskets and
filling them with fresh -produce. The
merchants in the vicinity of the Pub
lic Market provided automobiles.
While the prices were a little lower
than the stores, the produce was per
fectly fresh; berries were picked late
yesterday and early today. There
seemed to be a greater supply of ber
ries than anything else: there will be a
greater variety of vegetables for sale
The women buying seemed to enjoy
meeting the farmers and their wives.
Backs, paper and twine were furnished
for the farmers today, and even scales
were placed at their disposal, The
farmers seemed well pleased and prom
ised to return next week with greater
Secretary of State Olcott would not
have his name stricken from the ballot,
did everything possible to defeat him
self, spent $417.15. How much was ex
pended in campaigning he does not say.
His chief and successful opponent, C
N McArthur. spent $1058.86. Ralph "E.
Williams. for Republican National
Committeeman, invested J97.70, and W.
J. Clemens, for the Republican nomina
tion Tor State Senator, Fourteenth Dis
trict, did likewise with $94.60.
Thomas A. McBride, who received the
highest Republican vote for Justice of
the Supreme Court, had an expense ac
count of $242.50 and Charles L. Mc
Nary. who apparently has defeated
Judge Henry L. Benson for the Re
publican nomination for the same of
fice, paid $538.49 for the thrills which
the primary brought him.
WIFE DIES; HUSBAND ILL
Man Quarantined for Measles' Is Un
able to See B-ying Woman.
SHERWOOD, Or., May 30. (Special.)
Mrs. Ivy Pulley, daughter of Post
master and Mrs. M. M. Kitch, died at
the home of her parents today. She had
been ill for some time.
When hope for her recovery was
given up word was telegraphed toher
husband at North Bend, and It was
learned that he was confined to the
house with the measles. The quaran
tine was raised this morning and he
left North Bend for Portland before
learning his wife had passed away. The
funeral will be held upon his arrival.
"HELLO GIRLS" NEXT
Washington Welfare Commis
sion to Extend1 Operations.
RETALIATION MAY BE TRIED
If Attempt Is Made to Increase Min
imnra AVa-ge, Bell System May
Install Automatic Device,
Cutting Down Help.
OLYMPIA, Wash.. May 80. (Spe
cial.) Telephone girls will be the next
class of workers for which the Wash
ington Industrial Welfare Commission
will proceed to fix a minimum wage. In
doing so the question of possible adop
tion of automatic telephones by the
Bell system, with the consequent re
placement of hundreds of central girls,
may be brought to the front. '
The so-called "antomanual" system,
which the Pacific Telephone & Tele
graph Company proposed for use in
Spokane is understood to be the form
being considered by the Bell Company.
PRIMARY OUTLAYS VARY
WILLIAM CARTER. INVESTED (748
TO BE GOVERNOR.
Kelua R. Jaeabaost Expended SX1T Flrat
t Nominate and Tka Defeat Him- '
self as Candidate for Legislature.
SALEM, Or., May 30. (Special.)
William A. Carter, who sought the Re
publican nomination for Governor,
spent $748.36 during the campaign, ac
cording to his statement filed with
Secretary of State Olcott today. C U.
Oantenbein. successful aspirant for the
Republican Circuit Judge nomination in
Multnomah County, reports $583.65 ex
pended. Fred W. Mears. for the Pro
gressive nomination for Congress in
the First District, held his expenses
down to $15.50. J. A. Madsen. for La
bor Commissioner, spent $307.40 and
Fred S. Bynon. for the same lucrative
office, spent $168.55. Eiof T. Hedlund.
aspirant for Democratic nomination
for Congress in the Third District, ex
Nelson R. Jacobaon, who. because
While not absolutely "girlless" In its
operation, one employe under thissvs
tem is said to be ablo to do the work
now done by several.
The Bell system has displayed tin
greatest Interest in the operations of
the minimum wage law to date, hav
ing a representative from the Port
land office present at every confer- "
ence for other Industries. Data now
being compiled by the Commission
show that the wage level of the cen
tral girls is quite low. In the judg
ment of members ot the Commission
toe industry could bear, without harm,
a considerable wage increase, as ther
is no competition with other lines of
communication not controlled by the
minimum wage, and any increase mad')
could be handed on by the company to
Arrangements for a telephone wasi
conference, to be held some time durinK
the month of June, are expected.
Arrangements probably also will b
made for calling a new laundry con
ference. The laundry conference hel.l
this month recommended an $8.50 wag
by a vote of five to four, the recom
mendation being rejected by tho Com
mission. When the laundry and telephone
wages are fixed the Commission In
tends to take up the wages of hotel
and restaurant employes. A difficulr
question -will be met in dealing witli
these establishments, as many ineluijf!
board or room, or both, as part of tho
wage. While allowance must neces
sarily be made for these Items, anv
minimum wage that might be fixeii
could be evaded eaBily by any emplovpr
raising the theoretical price of his
"free" board or room, unless some safe
guard Is devised by the CommiBsion.
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and forgets all about the anticipated joys of travel with the Rose time, June time, good time
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