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9 THE SUNDAY OREGOXIAy, PORTLAND, SEPTEMBER 13, 1914.
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SCENES AT ROSEBURG. t. ' u.i. ' " ?m . '" ""' ' -' 1 , ' -" ,"-''-
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UMPQUA VALLEY IS
RICH IN RESOURCES
Opportunity in Country Tribu
tary to Roseburg Described
by Addison Bennett.
BANKS SHOW PROSPERITY
Progress Seen in Metropolitan Air
of City, Where Handsome Homes
and Business Buildings Rise.
All Strong for Mr. Booth.
BT ADDISON BENNETT.
ROSEBURG. Or., Sept 12. Special.)
If The Oregonian could be fortunate
enough to obtain as good an agent in
every city in Oregon and Southern
Washington as it has in Roseburg
well, it would have double the circula
tion it now has. But notice that word
"if." The trouble, rather the difficulty,
1 that there is only one Agnes Pitch
ford in the Northwest and she reside
in Roseburg, the place of her birth, and
is the agent incomparable and extra
ordinary of The Oregonian.
Agnes everybody who knows her
calls her Agnes, not through disrespect,
but through esteem since she was a
little tot, a dozen years ago or more,
has been the mainstay and breadwin
ner for a widowed mother and a young
brother. For several years she was in
the telephone office, where she gave
perfect satisfaction, but she saw a
wider field as the circulation manager
of The Oregonian. So she resigned her
position and took charge of The Ore
gonlan's Roseburg list. No sooner had
she injected her fine personality into
the business than the number of copies
sent to Roseburg began to Jump almost
dally. Why? Simply because Agnes
went to work seriously and systematic
ally to see that every person in the city
was at otice apprised of the benefits to
be derived from taking The Oregonian.
Office Seeks Incumbent.
The people In Roseburg believed
Agnes. They took her advice almost
as a unit and her list ran up until now
well, without any disparagement to
any of the other agents of the paper, it
can truthfully be set down that Agnes
scores AA1 and a full 100 per cent
either for collections or promptness In
all of her obligations.
Last Fall some of the friends of Ag
. nes asked her to run for City Treas
urer, a position that pays about $500 a
year. She was diffident, for she Is a
modest, unassuming body. She did not
care to make the race. Her friends,
i however, insisted, and she was elected
hands down. So she is now on Easy
street for the first time in her life.
It is a great pleasure to hand these
compliments to Agnes. The Roseburg
people will be glad to see her industry
and fine character recognized in The
Oregonian. I think about the qutekest
way one could get ridden out of Rose
burg on a rail, all bruised and bumped
up, would be to go on the street there
and say anything to the disadvantage
of Agnes Pitchford. I am sure that
over 100 people in the town have told
me that in many ways Agnes stands
"as one of the first citizens of Rose
burg as far as industry, character and
real merit are concerned.
Conntry Pleases Eve.
Somehow it does a fellow good to get
down in the Umpqua Valley. Of course
there are a-many Umpqua valleys, run
ning all the way from Winchester to
the Cascades, but I mean the largest
or principal of these, that around Rose
burg. taking In a territory perhaps of
400 or BOO square miles. Oh, It Is not
all valley. The country Is rolling. It
is all up and down hill, but the hills are
not high, they are covered with oaks,
and under the oaks is fine pasturage
the year round. Of course many of the
hills have been denuded of the trees
and are now portions of fine farms,
perhaps the hilltops covered with tas
sleing corn or waving grain mayhap
et to apples.
All things considered, prunegrowing
perhaps is more uniformly profitable in
the Umpqua Valley than in any other
part of the Northwest. The precipita
tion there, around 30 inches a year,
seems to be about what the prune
needs, and it also comes at about the
right time, while at harvesting time
there Is, as a rule, a dry spell. Hence
there is hardly ever any loss from the
effects of rain on the ripe fruit.
Prune Profits Regular.
Tou probably have heard about mak
ing $1000, maybe $2000 a year on every
acre you could plant of this or that
fruit. Sure you have, and you have
seen it all figured out according to the
rule laid down in Dr. Bones' almanac,
so it must be true. Now, to tell the
candid truth, the prune crop in the
Umpqua Valley is good. I might say
absolutely sure, with the proper atten
tion (don't forget that clause in the
stipulation), of $100 per year per acre.
And say! In the long run orshort run
or any run that will skin the $2000-an-acre
land. And 51 an acre Is good
Go back into the best farming sec
tions of the East or Middle West and
you will find the wealthiest farmers
have grown rich on profits of from $8
to $15 an acre, but we have tried to
entice them to sell out and come here
with the promise of a profit of 100
times that, and they think we are "bug
house" and keep away from us. They
have burned up $5,000,000 worth of our
handsomely illustrated red apple book
lets but what is the use of talking?
Not a bit. We must wait until uni
versal sanity returns.
Host-burg; Dullness Denied.
Roseburg is dull so the people there
say. The trouble is with them that
they expect to keep on a full head of
steam 24 hours a day and every day in
the year. It can't be done. I notice,
however, that for the .size of the place
Roseburg has erected more buildings
than nine out of ten of the cities of
the Northwest. Take the new dwell
ings; I think you can count at least a
dozen that have gone up during the last
year that cost from $4000 to $S000 each.
Lots and lots of smaller ones appear
on all sides. Then there is the splen
did new Elks' theater and hall. A mag
nificent building. The new armory, a
huge structure, is almost done. The
First State & Savings Bank building
is a fine concrete structure on one of
the best corners. Across the street is
the Hotel Umpqua, erected last year.
I have mentioned this before. Let me
say again that it Is one of the finest
hotel buildings in the state.
There are two other good hotels In
the town. There is the old McClellan
House. What scenes its name will re
call to many of the pioneers! The Ho
tel Grand is another good house witb
a profitable patronage.
The two newspapers, the Roseburg
Review, run by L. Wimberly, and the
Umpqua Valley News, run by W. J.
Shoemaker & Sons, are both dailies and
seem to be well patronized. Both have
Roseburg has four banks. The Ump
qua Valley Bank, a comparatively new
concern, has a capital of $50,000, sur
plus of $5000 and undivided profits of
$4S5T. Its deposits amount to $255,000.
B. W. Strong Is president. J. M. Throne
cashier. The Roseburg National has a
capital of $50,000, surplus of $15,000 and
undivided profits of $6637. Its deposits
TOP FIRST STATE AND SAVINGS BANK. MIDDLE PICKING STRAW
BERRIES NEAR ROSEBURG. BELOW tTMPQ.UA HOTEL.
are .jio.vvv. j. . nauuiwi ... -dent,
A C. Masters cashier. The .First
State & savings uans, atau a c in
stitution, has a capital of $50,000, un
divided profits of $2525, and deposits
of $129,425. Joseph Micelli is president,
W. H. Fisher cashier. The Douglas Na
tional nas a Capital OI flUU.uv, tx om
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PIUS Ul (OIiUlv a"u ut-tw.vw ' ,--.
J. H. Booth is president. H. H. Staple-
A wonderful improvement recent
ly made in the town was the
building of a new bridge across
the Umpqua and the shirting 01
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easier and safer crossing. The South
ern Pacific company nas aisu gicauj
Improved Its depot grounds and build
ing, as well as the yards and shops.
Roseburg is a division point and is one
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Oregonian gets here Just after 9 o clock
In the morning, 199 miles from Port
n. A. Booth Is Popular.
I wish I could take a few pages to
..11 i . wAnAarfnl Increase in
ten auuui i"n ..w..
- nA .n txt r In thA valley. How-
ever,' I have written about that before.
I could also write a column aum
i . 1 hnri The new
Benson school building is a gem in every
way. It is namea aiuei n Uw.
F. W. Benson, who was one of the early
. i i . h- V3iiAv anrt whose name
Is revered here by nearly every citizen
of the town. His brother. Judge Ben
son, also is greatly admired by the
The Booth family has long been asso
ciated with the Umpqua Valley. Henry
. I lu om(iv ncninv the splen
did erounds whereon stood the historic
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dwelling or tne late eiu.c.
rrt T..K. mhita a fillB manBlOD
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occupying nearly the old site. There is
no finer building sue aim i
ldences in the state.
R A. Booth for many years has been
interested in the Umpqua and Rogue
valleys. He never made his home in
Roseburg, but was really reared only
a short distance away and has always
had interests there since he had
l. n havA interests anv-
money ouvus" ' . . -
where. He and Henry were the or
ganizers of tne present uuujia.
. . i t i. Tr -Rnoth is not making
uonai oiwia. ..... . z
a red-hot canvass for Senator down near
his old home. He win not nave i. uu
of his old friends will work and vote
for him anyhow.
Lodsemen and Ladles' Auxiliary
Christen Russell-Street Hall.
Divisions Nos. 1 and 2, Ancient Order
of Hibernians, and the ladles' auxiliary
participated in the informal opening of
their new hall on Russell street, be
tween Rodney and Union avenues, last
Thursday night. John O'Hare. presi
dent of the Hibernian Building Associa
tion opened the meeting and later
turned the gavel over to T. J. Murphy,
The programme consisted of several
vocal selections by John Kenny, Pat
rick Sullivan. A J. Campbell and Fred
Bauer: the awarding of the prize medal
for winning the 100-yard dash at the
Hibernian picnic to A. J. Campbell, and
a number of speeches. Among the
speakers were Father Hugh Gallagher.
Father E. V. O'Hara, Father J. M.
O'Farrell, E. H. Deery. Miss Marie
Chambers. Charles Duggan. J. D. Walsh
and M. J. Humane.
The formal opening of the hall will
be held in September, when a large
class probably will be Initiated.
Mule Shipper Sues.
That the health of two carloads of
mules shipped from Redmond, Or., to
Columbia, S. C in December, 1913. was
permanently Injured by delay in transit
f . v. -BrAmnt m a , A In the SUlt Of
IS lun .- -
C. H Russell against the Spokane, Port
land Sc. Seattle Railway amiiauj, wicu
yesterday. Damages amounting to $1445
are asked. The value of the ship
ments is alleged to have been reduced
considerably because they were not
given prompt dispatch.
St. Johns Schools Open Monday.
ST. JOHNS, Or., Sept. 12. (Special.)
St. Johns public schools will open
Monday. A teachers' meeting was held
this morning in the schoolhouse on Jer
sey street, conducted by Superintendent
Boyd, in which the work of the year
was discussed. The new feature will
be the commercial department, which
will be conducted by A. H. Babb.
Registration on This , Week.
Means More Freshmen.
ECONOMIC STATUS VITAL
Number of Old Students May Not Re
torn to Oregon for Financial Rea
sons Work Varied During
Summer to Aid Learning.
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON. Eugene,
Or Sept 12. (Special.) Summer
building has preserved the University
of Oregon campus this vacation from
the usual deadness and dullness tnat
petvade college grounds during the
period, but the incoming students of
the week-end are so numerous as to
make even the improvements in prog
ress a secondary attraction. Tuesday
and Wednesday are registration days,
and the sj.ze of the freshman class is
likely to compare well with that of the
first year classes in Nationally noted
Institutions it will exceed 400, Regis
trar Tiffany thinks. The first and set
ond semester freshmen last college
year numbered 350.
If the university attendance does not
show a decided gain this Fall economic
conditions throughout the state will be
to blame; a number of old students are
not returning for financial reasons. Re
quests for work that will cover all or
part of a student's expenses during the
year have been uncommonly numerous,
and the employment division of the
Young Men's Christian Association is
doing its utmost to line up work. The
State University is noteworthy for the
number of self-supporting boys and
girls It educates, more than one-half
the enrollment being of students who
"help themselves." Had times bear,
normal, the first-year class might have
An interesting variety of occupa
tions was followed by students during
the Summer. Some "bucked" sacks Ifc
the Eastern Oregon wheat fields; many
worked on the old home farms; a few
canvassed, and others were in surveying
crews or construction gangs. Only a
few passed the Summer doing nothing.
This year's registration will have
nine new faculty members to whom to
listen, among whom are several edu
cational stalwarts, the university's pol.
icy being to make notable faculty ad
ditions if possible, when any are made.
It was this policy that in 1913 addet
several uncommonly good men. This
year's additions are as follows:
Dr. Ralph C. Bennett, professor of
law, one of the few men to receive the
D. C. L. degree from Yale since the de
gree was established there in 1876. He
comes to Oregon from a professorship
in the University of Texas.
Dr. Warren Dupre Smith, new head
of the department of geology, fellow of
the Royal Geographical Society. His
father Is professor of Greek in the Uni
versity of Wisconsin and his uncle pro
fessor of geology at Stanford.
Dr. H. B. Sheldon, dean of the school
of education, who gave up his pro
fessorship in education In the Uni
versity of Pittsburg to return to the
state in which he made a reputation for
himself in pedagogy when head of the
school of education several years ago.
Dr. John E. Gutberlet, professor of
zoology, taking the place of Professor
Bovard. head of the department, who is
on one year's leave of absence for
study. Dr. Gutberlet comes from the
University of Illinois faculty.
Katherine M. Davis comes as assist
ant In the department of rhetoric, a
Wellesley graduate and an M. A. from
Columbia. Miss Davis will replace Miss
Julia Burgess, who asked a year's leave
of absence for study.
W. F. G. Thacher, M. A., professor of
rhetoric Dr. Thatcher is a Princeton
man and is temporarily successor of
Professor Edward A. Thurber. who re
ifpnMl ln May.
H. B. Miller, ex-Consul-General of
th United States in China, who will be
dean of the newly-organlxed school of
After serving the people of Portland and the Northwest for almost
half a century, the House of Rununelin is going to retire! Several
months ago Mr. Frank Rummelin, the last member of the firm, passed
away. The estate has decided to wind up the business immediately
and turn1 the present stock into cash.
Greatest Fur Sale
Ever Known on
Entire Pacific Coast
Such an opportunity'for actual, bona fide bargains has. never been known before
in Portland will never come again ! Nothing will be restricted. All our beau
tiful Scarfs, Muffs, Sets, Fur Coats, etc., were made up this Summer in our own
factory, and represent the most advance Fall styles. Besides, we have thou
sands of fine skins, bought direct from the trappers, which we will make to
order at the same phenomenal sale discounts.
Every W anted
Mink Skunk Sable
Mole Dyed Raixoon
Hud ton Seal Alaska Seal
Many Furs at Cost and Less!
We have gone through the entire stock, marking down everything! Now is
the time for every woman to secure beautiful, fine Furs at prices that come
but once in a lifetime. And Furs are more fashionable than ever this season.
Remember, behind this sale stands the Rummelin reputation for quality and in
tegrity that has endured for 44 years. If you do not know what Rummelin stands
for in Furs, ask any Oregonian.
Sale Begins Monday Morning at
G. P. Rummelin & Sons
First Furriers in Portland Established 1870
124 Second Street, Between Washington and Alder
. uiiinr VinK na-ssed the
Summer in organizing the university s
industrial survey 01 uregon.
Ellis F. Lawrence, of Portland, dl-
.u - ,.. D.hnnl nf nrnhitectura
rector ui Mag - -
Earl Kilpatrick, a university 1
on craauate, princua "
. .w ci- wh school. no
1914 OI LI1C bucii P
will be a traveling representative of
the extension aivision.
Classes will begin mursuaj.
LADS' COWBOY PLAY FATAL
Tacoma Youngster, 9, Kills Friend,
Aged 11, With Rifle.
TACOMA. Wash., Sept. 12. (Special.)
While playing "cowboys" this morn
ing, Jack Place, age 9, son of a.
Place, of 4010 North Twenty-fourth
street, made the game so realistic he
shot his best friend, Dick Adam, age
11, son of Hugh Adams, of 3820 North
Twenty-fifth street, in the stomach
with a small caliber rifle. The Adams
boy died a few hours later.
'I'm going out to the Narrows and
jump in the water," said Jack to his
friends immediately after the accident.
You won't never see me any more.
When his mother reutrned home she
heard of the accident and that jack
had gone to the Narrows. She im
mediately started in an automobile in
search. Not finding him after a two
hours' search, she returned home ana
found him there. He had changed his
mind when he got to the water.
Masseur Is Arrested Upon Returning
.... , ,. - i rl Wicked his
Alter ne nau ---- -
wife into insensibility last night, Larrv
Bohen, a masseur, at the Multnomah
Hotel Baths, returned again to nis
.n- ci strPPT. With a
house at ma ouiccu -
loaded revolver, and declared he was
going to "finish it up." Patrolman Cul
fins was waiting for him and arrested
him. Mrs. Bohen was taken 10 u
Good Samaritan Hospital.
Bohen went home late last nighl
. j . ;nnii.n(,i OI
somewnai uimcr m
liquor and quarreled with his wife.
Other occupants m
her screams and rushed to her assist
ance. Mrs. Bohen's face was badly
. . . . v. t H ir ckfiri her.
laceratea wncic T" :S
and one of herhands was crushed
... a. If ra RCirl s fl R
Pending tne ouicwuic ja
injuries, the man will be held on ft
charge of assault and battery.
FOOT OF SNOW IN MONTANA
Fall Continues All lay Throughout
BOZEMAN, MonTTsept. 12. Snow
fell today throughout the greater part
of the state. It began here early to
day and by tonight a foot of snow jras
on the ground.
Helena, Butte and other cities re
ported the first fall of snow for this
MOSCOW MAN WINS
Governor Haines Names Suc
cessor to J. F. Ailshie.
TRU'ITT ONCE DEFEATED
Associate Justiceship of Supremo
Court of Idaho Goes to Candidate
for Nomination in Recent
HOT LAKE, Or.. Sept. 12. Governor
John R. Haines, of Idaho, who is rest
ing here, today announced the ap
pointment of Warren Trultt, of Mos
cow, to be Associate Justice of the
Supreme Court of Idaho, to succeed
Justice James T. Ailshie, resigned.
Mr. Trultt has accepted the appoint
Acting Chief Justice Isaac N. Sullivan
and Justice Trultt will have authority
to select jointly a District Judge of
Idaho, to act with them as Associate
Justice temporarily, in place of Chief
Justice Stewart, who is ill ln Port
land. Mr. Truitt, the new ppointee, was
a candidate for nomination as Asso
ciate Justice ln the recent primary on
the Republican ticket, but was de
feated. DIVORCE MILL GRINDS ON
Various Complaints Win Separation
in Portland Courts.
That he staid out late at night and
refused to tell her truthfully where
he had been when he came home was
one of the reasons why Oren Ratty
was sued for divorce yesterday by
Susie Ratty, according to the com
plaint of the wife. It is also charged
that Mr. Ratty associated with other
women and had a bad temper:- The
Ratty romance is said to have led
finally to desertion by the husband
iiTl912. The plaintiff asks to resume
her maiden name of Susie May.
Cruel and inhuman treatment, al
leged by Catherine Helm, secured a
divorce from Casper M. Helm before
Judge McGinn yesterday. It was
charged that one hot day last month
her. husband sought to commit suicide
at his East Portland home by starting
to climb a pear tree in the yard that
he might hang himself from its top.
Two minor children are intrusted to
Judge McGinn granted a divorce to
Ethel Bowen, who sued her husband,
C. R- Bowen. alleging cruel and in
human treatment. In the same court
a divorce was granted Margaret Wight
from Cecil Wight, the custody of two
minor children and alimony being al
lowed. Phoebe Hall was divorced from
David Hall by Judge McOlnn. cruelty
and failure to provide being alleged.
. Because of desertion ln 1903, Prlngle
Shaw was granted a divorce from Sarah
S. Shaw by Judge Davis. In the same
department divorces were granted to
Edith Charles from Elbert Orlando
Charles, the cause being desertion; C.
W. Aiken vs. Grace Aiken, cruelty be
ing alleged, and the case of Florence
Nudleman vs. Maurice Nudleman was
taken under advisement, a cross com
plaint having been filed.
Cruelty and failure to provide are
alleged against Samuel Iishan by Cor
nelia, his wife, ln her divorce suit filed
yesterday. They were married In Port
land In 1S96, and the custody of four
children is asked.
ARSON SUSPECT ARRESTED
Others Implicated in Alleged 'Trust'
May Be Taken.
Samuel Lorber. another alleged mem
ber of the "arson trust." was arrested
yesterday after having been ln custody
since late Friday night. He is In Jail
in default of 13000 bonds. His case
will be presented to the grand Jury to
morrow. Other arrests are likely dur
ing the coming week.
Lorber formerly was a partner of
Max Albert, who was arrested a week
ago. They owned a store at 347 Sec
ond street where a fire occurred ln
LYRIC TO AID POLICE BAND
Benefit for 1915 Tour Jjlltely to Be
Given by Others Also.
For the benefit of the Polloe Band
tour ln 1816, the management of the
Lyrio Theater will give a performance
September 17, turning over the entire
net receipts to the Police Association.
Already 3500 tickets to the perform-
sin 1,1- BROS.'
$97.20 for 1360.00
$1.00 Down. $1.00
Read page 1. sec
tion 1, this paper
ance have been sold by enterprising
"cops" and others will be on sale at
the theater tomorrow. Special fea
tures of the performance will be songs
directed against certain members of
the force by the chorus and sololnta.
This is the beginning of the cam
paign for money made by the band In
order to take the trip from the PartnV
to the Atlantic oeean In 1116. It Is
announced that other theaters will
follow the example or the Lyric and
give benefit performances for the band
ln the near future.
II. in. . .1 Price oa All Meae.
M"del 6. $4 characters S en.oo
Model 4. 7 rharartara S anno
Model 3. wide carriage 4n.oo
Model 11. Decimal Tabulator. S IK.I)9
Model 1 1, Remington - W a h I
A d d I ng, Subtract
Model 10 $ 42.no
Model 10, Elite type S S7.s
Modela ( and 7. S1S.M and I7.IVO
OTHER M AKES.
Model 6, Olivers S aooo
Model 3. L C. Smith Bro....S ss.eo
Model 6, latest Smith A Bro SS.SO
Model 3, Monarch S SS.SS
Model 10, Smith Premier S s.voo
Models: snd 4, Smith Pre- .
mler. flB.00 and S ITJM
Models 1 and 3. Royal S 37Jk
Model 6, Royal S 4B.0O
All thoroughly factorr rebuilt and
fully guaranteed for one year.
Terms. $6 cash and $5 per month.
Any machine sent for three days'
examination to any point on the
Pacific Coast, and If not satisfac
tory may be returned at our expense.
roar .Rntti for So mmd Vp.
Heat Applied If Purraaoee'.
WHOI.KRAI.I-: TVPI-.V MI'I'KR CO.,
XII Weahlngloo Ktrert. Portland. Or.
Main Office and Factory, Raa Fraa
claeo. Branch stores In All Pacific
Tobacco Habit Cured
Not only to users of pipe and cigars,
but the vicious cigarette haMt la over
come by using the NITRITE'' treat
ment Price, complete, portage paid,
$1.00. Laue-Davls Drug Co, 3d and
YamhIM. Portland. Or. OVaeo wrlttug
mention this iiapnr.j.