Image provided by: University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR
About The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current | View Entire Issue (Sept. 13, 1914)
SEPTEMBER 24, 25, 26
THE SUNDAY OREGONIAN, lORTLiAIfl, SEPTEMBER 13, 1914
If WWfc . . .r ' "
The Epic Drama of the West.
Beware of Cheap Imitations
and Side Shows.
True to the West and the Spirit
of the West. Acknowledged
the World Over to Be the One
Real Western Passion Play.
For the World's Championship
Cowboys' Bronco Busting
Cowgirls' Bronco Busting
Cowboys' Wild Steer Roping Contest
Cowgirls' Wild Steer Roping Contest
Cowboys' Relay Race
Cowgirls' Relay Race
Cowboys' Steer Bull-dogging
Cowgirls' Steer Bull-dogging
Indian Relay Races
Cowboys' Standing Roman Race
Cowgirls' Standing Roman Race
And the Wild Horse Races, Cowpony Races
and many other events.
' LBit9kruvMwLSK J?wugaam9H aSiBvsnBK 4BSBBSnsnnfir
The only event of its kind in the world where the
World's Championship Gold and Silver Belt is awarded.
For the Accommodation of Guests
A grandstand seating ten thousand
people. Bleachers seating twenty
one thousand people.
No interruptions during the program
No hawkers tramping on your feet
to sell you something. An entire
city standing with open doors.
Everybody keeping open house for
Pullman trains parked in the local
yards. And the Greatest Frontier
Exhibition the world has ever known.
, , .. i -
PATROLS FILL NEED
Organized Work Controls Fires
During Long Drought.
READINESS IS GREAT AID
system Xow in Vogue, Aided by Gov
ernment and Timber Owners, Af
fords Ample Protection in
Even Unexpected Weather.
ErC. 8. CHAPMAN.
The season of 1914 proved nothing
more conclusively than that even dur
ing the most ufavorable years loss of
timber through forest fires can be
practically eliminated if adequate
patrols are maintained. During the
past three favorable years the Federal
Government, state and private owners
have been perfeotlng their patrol or
ganizations, installing lines of com
munication and generally making it as
certain as possible, not only that fires
will be promptly detected, but that
they can be speedily attacked after
they have become started.
The 1914 season therefore found all
the agencies far better prepared to
meet conditions than at any previous
time in the history of the state. With
a light snowfall the preceding Win
ter, it was known that unless rains
were frequent during the Summer
months the woods would dry out early
and a long, dangerous fire season re
sult. The unprecedented period of
drought, lasting 74 days, however, re
sulted In a far more dangerous year
than there was reason to expect.
When, however, the dry spell was
broken by the general rain which start
ed on September 6 and the protection
agencies took stock of losses, it was
found that very little green timber had
been lost. A detailed statement of
damage resulting from fires will not
be available for some time, but It Is
absolutely known that the loss has
been negligible. As Is generally the
case, there was some loss of logging
equipment as a result of slashing fires,
but even such losses were little, if any,
greater than normal.
Rain Not Total Protection.
It is generally considered that on
September the danger of further dam
aging fires becoming started ended. A
large part of the patrol force on pri
vately owned land was consequently
taken off. Since, however, the protec
tectlve value of the first rains could
only extend over a period of about ten
days, in the absence of further precip
itation it is still possible for fires to
become started, and even now care
hould be exercised in burning to clear
land and for other purposes.
The nominal patrol force in Oregon
on lands outside the National forests
is about 300 wardens. This year, on
account of extreme dryness, over 400
were employed by the state, private
owners and the Federal Government
through the Weeks law appropriation.
By far the bulk of the number of fires
which occurred during the year and
which filled the country with smoke
were caught In their lnclplency by the
patrol force and speedily extinguished.
Fires Confined to Old Burn..
The larger fires were almost without
exception in old burns or slashings,
svhar It waff often impossible to stop
them until they had covered consider
able acreage. They were, however, pre
vented from reaching the green tim
ber, and so did no appreciable damage.
The season makes It possible to draw
numerous interesting oncluslons with
relation to forest protection. None of
these can be more certain than that
the state's action in putting on its stat
ute books a model forest fire law and
appropriating funds to enforce It has
proven an excellent investment.
There are thousand- of people in
Oregon whose savings are in timber
lands. In the past, on account of the
danger of forest fires, investments In
timber have not been considered to be
without a certain amount of risk. If,
however, the dryest year of record can
be passed through practically without
loss. It is very conclusive evidence that
well-organized patrol constitutes very
SHARKS FRIGHTEN BATHERS
Shelter Island Sound Alive With. Big
SAG HARBOR, "IT L. Sept. 6. Sev
eral days the waters of Shelter Island
Sound in the channelway between Long
wharf and North Haven bridge have
been alive with sharks, big fellows six
or seven feet long, chasing the schools
of young blueflsh or snappers show
ing on the surface. Efforts to take
the sharks with hook and line have
failed and men with rifles have biased
away at the dorsal fins showing above
the water, but without any success.
Timid bathers fear the sharks, but
old longshoremen say they have never
heard of a case of sharks attacking a
person In the water in this locality, es
pecially with fish food so plentiful.
PIONEER PORTLAND WOMAN
DIES AFTER LONG ILLNESS.
eaUSBBrSr' -' MB
. iMf"- .
Mrs. Amelia Burckhardt.
Mrs. Amelia Burckhardt, widow
of Adolph Burckhardt. who died
last Thursday, was an old resi
dent of Portland. Amelia Logus
was born in 1840 In Karlwlnkle,
Germany. With a sister and
brother she joined, in 1864, a
brother already living In Port
land. She married Mr Burckhardt
Mrs. Burckhardt leaves two
sons, Charles and Otto Burck
hardt. of Portland, and three
daughters, Mrs. John Meusdorffer
and Mrs. George Biber, of San
Francisco, and Miss Lena Burck
hardt, of Portland. Mrs. Burck
hardt is also survived by a sister,
Mre. Henrietta Went, of this city.
SMITH TALK CULLED
Republicans Call Candidate
"Dispenser of Remarks,"
BOURBON EDITOR WONDERS
Valley Newspaper Man Says Guber
natorial Aspirant Belongs to
"Ask-Murphy" Type Past
Record Is Recalled.
The following statement comes from
the press bureau of the Oregon Repub
lican state central committee:
"Qn,,lrlrr nf VftPtnH can d :, djlt P 9. ' a
recent Interesting issue of one of the
valley papers gives a copy 01
from the editor, addressed to Dr. Smith.
in which he asks him to set forth his
position on tne sibuv exemption incis
ure that is to appear on the ballot in
.An,tnv oior-TviTi nr. Smith's clear
and specific response Is characteristic.
" 'Portland, Aug. 38, Dear Sir: In
acknowledgment of your valued favor
of the -1st, l nave to aovise liikl u
you will refer your subscribers to my
Portland address, I shall be glad to
. i. m1t, -.ham thft Tnfl ttArS in
which they are interested. Very truly
yours. C. J. SMITH.'
"This response should have satisfied
any reasonable man, but the editor
says it reminds mm oi tne iew mrs
City candidate who. when asked to
hi. nADttinn An a r.ertain measure.
responded. 'Ask Murphy.' He charac
terizes Dr. smitn as a aispenaer vi iD
marks' who leaves large things to be
....- a-n rieeinret. that 'as West's
heir he was supposed to stand for
Eometmng, dui n u. ""
wash so that even the Governor doesn't
seem to recognize him.'
Slap From Own Side.
"These are harsh, but suggestive, re-
, ... i na IhAr Ar from a neWS-
:i::i.,r.a. uii:iiu. o.a . .. j
paper with Democratic predilections.
" . . . . I V. , , , f -1
Tnis eaitor, nowevei. id -
lowing In the footsteps of Democrats
,n . V, a ctat, Active Democrats
everywhere are offering to trade Smith
for Chamberlain votes, iuey c
i a loot Maaneratn stand for 'non
partisan George.' Anwme who under
takes to deny tms tying, j j
fronted with a troop of witnesses. Sen-
, m,.Mwiaiii Mnnat h saved by
such tactics. Every intelligent Repub
lican In tne state mows uui
already hopelessly beaten, and that
ihu th. Democratic party
has nothing to trade. The recent at
tempt of the Jackson Club to force
Chamberlain to leave Washington and
come home shows how desperate Is the
Democratic Senatorial situation. Mr.
Chamberlain's record, however, will be
considered later in the campaign.
Smith's Record Dip Up.
in hi. rnlii of 'dispenser
a LH.v V lntA en.cla stress on
Ul fei,a " ST-i
the Importance of curbing publio ei-
travapar.ee. in la naa lea, to .u
. inn nf m rcrfirfl as a legislator.
That record gives him his undisputed
tm. v,a 111 art ft Ann esnrtldate.' His
llkl. Ul . .1 .J ,..,vv...-
record as a legislator published in a re
cent Issue of Tne Lregonian snow-
white a State Senator ne voted tor ma
vni. .n.nnHoHTii, mflnev from the
l.:..- v& o -
state treasury: that he voted against
only la bills appropriating money. ui.
-e voted far If bill that vera vetoed
and that he voted against only four of
the 24 bills that were vetoed while he
was a Senator, and one of these was a
bill appropriating 81000 each to the
three widows of the penitentiary
guards who were killed In the Harry
No Demlal Made.
"This Oregonlan statement has not
been disputed and It shows that the
four vetoed bills whioh he voted
against aggregated only 1103,243.71.
This statement further shows that in
the aggregate he voted for appropri
ations amounting to more than $11,
000,000. As 'a dispenser of remarks' he
has attained wide distinction. As 'a
curber of public extravagance' he has
proved a total failure. What would an
'item veto' amount to In the hands of
a complaisant and easy-going '811,000.
000 candidate' like Dr. Smith?
"Many of these bills supported by
Dr. Smith were meritorious. Others
were absolutely inexcusable. Follow
ing his support of all these extrava
gant measures, Dr. Smith appealed a
third time to the voters of Umatilla
County to return him to the Legisla
ture. The response was his overwhelm
ing defeat by J. N. Burgess."
It is reported that the Indignation
against the militant suffragists in
England is not confined to the classes
with property to lose or art treasures
to mourn over. The poor country la
borer has his views on the subject. "If
we burn down a rick," said one of them
recently, "we get five years, but If
these 'ere women burn down a house,
they are out in five days." Another
was more succinct in his comment:
"What is wanted is a cell with a
'corfin' on one side and food on the
other, and the woman inside left to
take her choice."
ATIVB OF PENNSYLVANIA
DIES, AGED 79.
DIES, AGED 79. i
Samuel K. Holllater.
Samuel K. Hollister, 1066 East
Fifteenth street. North, died at
his home last Tuesday, aged 79.
Funeral services were held at the
Mr. Hollister was born in
Wilkes bar re, Pa., January 14,
1885. In 184C his parents moved
to Lee County, Illinois. When
he was 22 years old he married
Miss Almira Whitebread. In 1881
he moved to Portland.
He is survived by his widow
and four children, Mrs. Gertrude,
Allston, Mrs. Maude Hemsworth,
Mrs. Harriet Gortler, and Dr.
Franklin Hollister, besides three
brothers and four sisters.
i.e J. i-a.-JJ- XJLJLA
186 WIDOWS PAID
$31,372 in Pensions Dis
pensed in 14 Months.
356 CHILDREN ARE AIDED
Multnomah County Residents on
Roll Number 128, Says Report.
Separation From Juvenile
Court Is Urged.
That 831.372 has been disbursed in
widows' pensions during the 14 months
that the law has been in effect in this
county is disclosed In the report for
the full period, just compiled by Peter
Mcintosh, chief probation officer of the
widows' pension department of the Ju
During that time the expense of ad
ministration has amounted to about
8100 a month, and although the budget
provides 850,000 for widows' pensions,
it Is expected that $15,000 of this
amount will not be used.
There have been 400 applications for
widows' Denslorns and 188 were grant
ed. Children receiving benefits of these
pensions number 356. There are 128
pensions now being paid In Multnomah
Pension Report Made,
Mr. MclntoBh will forward his re
port, upon request, to the International
Congress of Home Educators, which
meets in Philadelphia September 22
28, where It will be read.
The Juvenile Court is not the proper
place to administer widows' pensions,
says Mr. Mcintosh, who calls attention
to the fact that there Is already du
plication in the efforts of the county
along elemosynary lines. He suggests
that all the county relief work and
widows' pensions should be combined
under one head and away from the
"The Juvenile 'Court should not get
away from the fact that its purpose Is
for the care, supervision and Improve
ment of the condition of dependent and
delinquent children," reports Mr. Mc
intosh, "and should not be compelled
to take charge of widows' pensions, but
to stay strictly with its own line of
work. And why should two separate
offices be maintained by the county,
one the county board of relief, which
helps worthy persons who are not eli
gible for widows' pensions, and the
other, the Juvenile Court, both han
dling the county's money under differ
ConsolldatlOD Is t rued.
"These offices should be consolidated,
saving the cost of maintaining two
"For the small amount of money it
costs the taxpayers of this county to
maintain the widows' pension, and
from mv own observation, knowing the
I good it has done for the unfortunate
children who have been deprived of a
father's aid. financial and otherwise.
I trust that those responsible for Its
successful passage at the last Legis
lature will again go to the front to
have a few of Its defects eliminated,
for I believe the widows' pension, or
mothers' aid, as It should be called, has
come to stay."
CORVALLIS JTEAM IS DINED
Men Who Won Trophies at St. Johns
CORVALLIS. Or.. Sept. U (Sfoclal )
The members of the CorvalllS volun
teer fire department were banqueted
Thursday night by the City Council In
honor of the victories won by the de
partment at the firemen's tournament
at St. Johns on Labor day. At that
time the CorvalllS department won the
Nott-Joslyn and other trophies "and
cash premiums aggregating approxi
While the banquet tendered was
partly In honor of the tournament vic
tories, the underlying reason for the
banquet Is the high state of efficiency
to which the department has attained
and the Council's desire to show Its
appreciation. Councilman W. T. John
son was toastmaster of the occasion.
Honor guests at the banquet were A.
G. Long, dealer In fire apparatus, of
Portland, and Battalion Chief Holden.
of tho Portland fire department.
The old-fashioned woman who used
to pick splinters off the fence to kindle
her kttchen fire now has a daughter too
refined to manicure her own hands.
Plumbing Fixtures, Building Materials, Hardware,
All Kinds of Engines, Canceled Government Goods
Here are the (Treat est buying opportunities we have ever offered to the people of Portias ana all Oregon.
We bought all our goods from big Independent factories before the cr.ni European war was declared, tbal Is
the reason we can quote yon such prices as these. Better lay In a supply on the goods quoted above, NOW.
Every day sees the prices go feigner.
$1 Wash Tubs $18 Toilets
tactly lite picture,
old by the trust
All are brand new and
in first-class condition.
Only a few
in the lot at
at the cheap
Why not save raonsy on
your W I n t . r Rain Coat
These coats we bought from
the United States at about
half the regular price. W.
ar. going to give
this big saving to
you.. Limit one to
These Stoves are in good
condition and guaranteed
by us. Just like
p I c t u re. Limit
one to a c u s
We bought this lot of letter files from
the United States .New ana ,
first class. The best value
we have ever offered In Port
land. Special i