TTTE SUNDAY OREGONTAJJ", PORlXAyP. JANUARY 3, 1915. SOUTHERN OREGON, RICH IN SOIL AND TIMBER, IS LAND OF PROMISE One-Fifteenth of Nation's Standing Timber la in Six Counties, Gold Beposes in Mountains, Fertile Fields Loom Everywhere in Beautiful Rogue River Valley and Industries Axe Humming. . . ! f.e . o yCC --v 'CA " ' m.im . - W 1 '' FT HEX II. LAMPMAN. y OLD H1LX. Or, Jan. S. (.Special.) U Statistically. Oregon is the modern land of promise. Folks la South ern Oreeon have the pardonable fail Ing of believing; that their particular comer of the delectable land was not entirely overlooked when Providence piucd around the trood things. They back this faith substantially with sta tistics that are genuine and surprising. They are no idle visionaries, but plain ranchers and business men who believe In the future of the district and are willing to put their conclusions to the test. Timber Wealth Great. One-fifth of all the standing timber In the Lmted States is within the con fines of old Oregon. Here is a hostage f the future worth considering. One third of this huge natural wealth lands in Southern Oregon. Thus six counties of Oregon the southern tier possess one-fifteenth of all the stanti ing timber in the Nation. And this timber is no common.. stuff, either; it ts the cream of the world's supply Klant sugar pine, white pine, yellow pine. Oregon pine, or fir. Port Orford cedar and various smaller but valua Lie varieties. The territory, of which Jackson County is a part, scales up to 19.000. OOO.OOl) board feet of standing timber. tiiven a capacity of 100.00 board feet daily per mill. 40 sawmills must labor for a century and a half to convert this resource into lumber. Bid your rail roads make up trains of cars each, load every train to capacity, and 137.- 71 trains would barely suffice to carry the converted timber wealth of South ern Oregon, and .S.267.440 cars would roll out to the markets of the world before the present supply of market able timber was exhausted. The busy statistician has computed that con servation of young timber and its nat ural growth would have prepared the second mammoth crop long before the first had become planks and sawdust. Prospector la PereaalaL More than halt a century has elapsed since the genus prospector first made Ms Mecca the valley of the Rogue, horn that day to the present at least t20.000.000 In gold has been salvaged from placer sand and gouged or crushed from the quarts veins of the bills and mountain. Professor A. N. Wlnchell. field chief f the Oregon Bureau of Mines and Geology, says In his published report: Ttto mineral resources fit the Gold ; - - - '' p . b' Ad . . I 1 1 Hill district include building stone, road material, limestone, shale, clay. coal, asbestos, mica, mercury. Iron, copper, silver and gold. They are varied and important, as well as, for the most part, accessible from the rail road which crosses the district from east to west." This statement Is largely applicable to all Southern Oregon. Three vast copper deposits have alone been ex ploited and developed the Blue Ledge, the Waldo and the Almeda. the last two having smelters. The Blue Ledge is considered to be one of the most Important of all known copper depos its. Near Gold Hill is the Chisholm copper property, for which Its owner has refused several flattering offers. Coal fields of commercial importance and great area are found in different parts of the territory, notably near Medford and west of Grants Pass. Fed eral geologists say they are worthy of great development. To the Industrial future of the region they are of great importance. Other mineral resources are in proportion. -Early in the coming Summer . the Beaver-Portland. Cement Company; will w i i ax i in- iiigi m iMiwn a f operate the first active cement plant In Oregon, at Gold Hill, at a construc tion cost of nearly 600.000. The plant will have a maximum capacity of 14UU barrels of hish-grade cement dally, and will furnish employment to 70 operatives: Within the past month representa tives of the sugar interests of the East have visited Jackson and Josephine counties with a proposal to construct a S650.000 beet sugar factory at point In the Rogue River Valley, to be determined later, on the assurance that an annual acreage of ;000 will be de voted to sugar beet culture. The cam paign to sign up a necessary aereage undoubtedly will be waged to speedy and successful conclusion. Irrigation District Plaaaed. Realizing the almost vital necessity of improving fertile, but semi-arid-lands by systematic Irrigation, a meet ing of hundreds of ranchers and busi ness - men. the most representative of the Vpper Rogue River Valley, was recently held in Medford, to take pre-, liminary action for an irrigation dis trict. As a result of the action started at thai; time, many thousands of Ore-, gon acres will soon establish a new record for productivity. Anything that grows out of doors in a temperate clime springs blithely from the soil of Southern Oregon. Witness the world-wide fame of the Rogue River apple and pear. Witness the profuse exhibits of garden truck. ennfna t. small f Til i T a of every variety and the wealth of agri cultural ana narucuiiurai cauiuilo, labeled "Southern Oregon," on State Fair days at Salem. The valley of the Rogue, proper. Is peopled with persons who live in pretty homes.. Trim little bungalows stand 3emurelv beside every country road or along the Pacific Highway. These are prosperous ranches, if their owners have the slightest gift of man agement. Each has its orchard, from a few acres to several sections, but all the eggs are not carried in one basket, as the lush green fields of flowering alfalfa, the ten-foot corn and the records of hog and cattle exports bear testimony. - , " . Opportunity la HIIIs Leave the main arteries of the high-n-v however - and fare forth alone a little creek valley of the nunareas mat pay tribute to the waterpower or tne Rogue. Here, too are homes; well tilled acres stretch out to the twin ridges, sleek porkers hunt for acorns everywhere beneath the moss-draped oaks, cattle that have never known a l, , n-inls, lift hpaa In stare at the invader. The creek valleys are the not inconsiderable arteries that sena vigor to the main valley below. Fare farther and . you enter the smiline quiet of the hills. You are treading the domain that holds In trust one-fifteenth of the Nation's timber supply. From an occasional deer track in the dust or damp you come upon Thuv are everywhere, last ,iiit'i evidence of the life that moves hv dav In tne nr tniCKeis ana ui manzanita tangle. A ruffed grouse. loeallv known as the "native pheasant. whirls in short flight to the hillside. Tho helmet oua.il leads a covey of 20 i .' i -., 1 rnnniTEtern across VOUr Dath "fccij J - . - - T tha nhannnral the mountain QUall. or plumed partridge, breaks cover with a scurry and blurring beat of wings. A stream no wider than a stride goes -. .ii.. nrn a the TtnGTiie Drink of it it is hill water, chaste and clear from the leal-roolea laDoraiory hduv ...... The -wntet festH for a moment 1 hv the -fallen tree. If you look closely you will see them, a score of mountain trout facing upstream for the expected ny.- xne mno, w oe.- .ov with their limitless range and iA,en' winters cnmDrl9e a stock- nen-. nai-udise. Thev are . not less fertile than the valley, nor do they laow wide stretches of level tillable loam they are the undiscovered coun try that awaits the homebuilders. rrMrn TI nl TTnve Meaninjr. But a trifle over a year ago the Coun ty of Jackson set an example ana in spiration to the cause of good roads, by voting a 1500,000 bond issue ior o,.i Ta,.ia TTie-nwav from Siskiyou Cal., to the Josephine County line. t.kl A TLXrnr-A and Antral PO ! II t ir., ore linked by this hard-sur thnmno-nTAre one ol me mieat in America. Work on the remainder will be rushed the coming Spring and Summer. The second road is one or ties ana steel. Like the first, it owes its in- ; he pntipaA n nl enterprise of co-operating citlzens the people of Grants Pass, xen mixes ui .hiuihwv ly-owned road already have been con structed toward the Illinois valley, one of the garden spots of Oregon. Even tually the road will be pushed to the coast port- of Crescent City, Cal., af fording a local outlet to the cheap water rate of the Panama Canal. This nd will onen a large area of valuable and undeveloped territory, as well as affording competitive water irinsporia tion to the converted resources of Southern Oregon. The City of Rose burg, with the same intent, has voted $500,000 bonds to assist in building a road, to the port oi juarsnneia Viitiir Has' Keys ' The twin keys to Southern Oregon's hat- tn a nletv the locks of the' treasure house, are power and transportation. westerly uiruuBu counties of Jackson. Josephine and . v--Dno-ne hiirrieR to the l ILT. 1 II C. breaking in a tumult of cascades or I'll- A.weuu " slipping smoothly down a 20-foot Ian in a few hundred yards. The Rogue is i -. . f ., - nwef. and a. crlutton for tb KIAU, . ' 1 " '- . service. Engineers estimate the stream to be susceptible of more man auu.uvj horsepower development. 1! n.waat- ntwef flinil,!! Tl 11-, UUUUJ . ei tit thesn the Calrfornia- Oregon company, with a half-dozen es tablished, "plants, is the eldest. In rnlintir the California-Oregon au&auii ,1,..... operates a large plant at Prospect, near the head or tne river, uu uv. t.. w mtlea east of this city. The i v. .. n rf Tr-iiii-h servlne in company aa " -- -- the upbuilding of the valley, supplying electric current ior ns""5. service and private irrigation systems. -. T-. piie niihiin service cor- J. nts nwBuij " ' f poration, which succeeded to the rights and properties oi a oasera Uu.i smaller companies, is vigorously wag , - krncn--imme that will bring rich benefits-to the Lower Rogue River valley and all Soutnern weguu. local headquarters of this company are at Grants Pass. Big Dam Is Under Way. A concrete dam, for the development if 6000-horsepower, now is under con . nf finid Hill, at one of the public service corporation s sev eral oower sites. A unii. mi iue ec f""0" .. "rnfiriCaLs?rofPtWh1s V--.,. power airenuy m . Jeaver Portlana cement peupic haa made n nroDosal to the I -i... Medford now under considera-l of Medford. now under considera- iinn hv the City council, to supply mc 1 1 J- V. -p . . . . -he city with electrical crren ol v.. .i,T,iinnlitv would be the retailer i,,e ' ' , , ., .l. at a 50 per cent Bavins. - tender be accepted the remaining units f e,GOlad,HtelvP Tnelden Drift pleted imld'tiypass wUl be elec- dam. near Grants Pass, win oe eiei. m'"SerTorni?rigVone The .e.u.u -tn ,5 miles in company has more than 33 mues in completed ditches In tne vicinity oi Grants Pass, and the previa- eludes the construction TraTntfaotr?hemselver in Southern SJ".irt&Sl thestlmu- at on of Industrial enterprise, and a eene?al awakening. Lower cost of fransportatTon T means a free entrance, on terms of equality, to the markets J the woril The people of Southern Oregon look toward 1915 with hope and confidence, towara MILL BUSY WITH REPAIRS New Railroad, Dry Kilns and Stor age Sheds Building at McCleary. ELM A, Wash.. Jan. 2. (Special.) Most of the mills and camps around i.-1 heve heen closed for some time. The White Star has not operated for several weeks, Dut proDaDiy will start early this month. The Vance Lumber rmnenv et l it 1 (in e and the hlz fa.ctorv and sawmill at McCleary run regularly. At McCleary repairs uie wjinis xnaae and a new railroad being built. New a iriii and Ktoraee sheds at the door factory win soon make it possible to work at least part oi me crew an night tv, A rnhehnll Fir Door Comnanv has orders enough to keep it busy until SeptemDer. xne oaginaw, ureen v-eaar and Mack logging camps are making Mrenemtinnn to resume operations. The shingle mills will start within about 60 4ays at least. SHIRTWAIST MAKING BECOMES 1 FINE ART TO UNIVERSITY GIRLS Designing, Knowledge of Color and Cut First Essentials for Beginner to Learn and All Products Must Pass In spection Before Elaborate Work Is Permitted to Students. Ul Gcrr?ec'sJt2?mf BY D'LOS SUTHEBIAND. u NIVERSITT OF WASHINGTON. Seattle, Jan. 2. (Special.) Why is a shirtwaist? If you're a woman, the answer is: "Because." If vou're a. man. the resDOnse is: None of your business." One can learn much about shirtwaists on an excursion through a woman's garment factory or a hnma annnnrnln, lohnpfltflTV. but everyone carefully avoids any question whicn seeks to arrive at tne oonom oi the problem. There, are things that mortals must not know. Anyway, since shortly after Eve, this article of woman's wardrobe has been coming down through the ages, un auestioned and slighted by the phi losopher. Hardly a thought has been given this dainty garment outside tne secret chambers of Poiret or of women folks themselves. True, the lines have changed, yrorn fluffy sleeves to none at all, from haoniie effefta nf nleated taffeta tO snug-fitting waistcoats with a maline collar, the blouse has flitted. From navy, taupe, rose and black to Roman stripes the color scheme has come and crone. Yet all the world has never known just why. But the technique that s another matter. mat is re vealed by an exploration of the Ae- netment rtt hnme economics at the University of Washington. One Braves Rows of Girls, t p hA A-wnlnret he feminine the task Is easy, but If masculine it Is beastly k.i Tehn(.ai terms and an under standing of the things to be investi gated are necessary, hence great em barrassment upon tne pari ui o. miic member of the sterner sex. whose knowledge of the needle Degms ana ends with Its availability as a surgical instrument: also smiles on the faces of , W.- w.w.o.. ii r-fl! I I i a S ai JJ 1 1 . LIFE MEMBERSHIPS' SALE BUILDS NEW CLUBHOUSE Laurelhurst "Women Abong Prime Movers of Plan Which Culminates in Construction, Completion and Initiation at House-Wanning Party. The new Laurelhurst Clubhouse, sit- noted at the northern boundary oi won - . ... . t .t rsr, u'i j...,.. - nnmnieted wa the scene of a house- ,. thot evening. The , Tuesday evening. the onnetriiptinn of the beau tiful buliding were secured by the sale ,f . . , T .,reihri n III O memuei amua lit - ,h t interested residents of the dls- furniture was paid for by " women of Laurelhurst. who have been working for two years to accu- . fllnj The selection of the furnishings was made by Mrs. J. c. iungusn. mrs. u. j. j McCutcheon. V .ace at the end of the ball The .big Replace at the The TTr Ve fn nerfect taste. The decorations for the opening night were Smith"! clarkriros, and tho Tonseth Floral Company sent nowera ana 6 wishes. In the clubhouse Is a large dancing floor, with a balcony overlook, ing, furnished with tables for card playing. A billiard-room, kitchen. lockers and other modern equipment are found in the building. Dr. ode the announcements and. assisted by Airs, neratn s. Cutcheon, had charge of the function. The musical programme for after noon and evening were arranged by Mrs. Waldemar Lind. Mrs. Ralph Walker played several of her own com positions on the piano, and Mrs. Nettie Taylor, Mrs. lone Townsend Wells and Miss Nona Lawler sang groups of songs, with Mrs. James C Ambrose and Miss Margaret Lamberson as acoom panista. In the evening Dr. J. D. Fenton. president of the -Laurelhurst Club, made a short speech of welcome, and Mayor Albee, whose home is near the clubhouse, was called on for a few "well-chosen remarks." John Claire Monteith and Mrs. Raymond Sullivan rendered vocal selections, and Frank G. Eichenlaub gave two numbers on the violin, accompanied at the piano by Mrs. Beatrice Hidden Eichnlanb. Dancing then was indulged in to a late hour. ' The following members received the guests: . Trvtr Y.,ttrvertli MeSQamcB; . . .... ......... .. . Herbert McCutcheon A. H. McCunala i -.fxra Jv r-r $ w.-..-. l. i.( t in, W .f - ; : : writ V -- t V -v' 4 -y-- .. s W - I t; fill k-wr Vi ' J -.- V..-- li Sarf - vi:?f5 rr jsjaJj. MLxrttmM- -aMi.in.,.n i . i - vW9. i uec,. the members of the class in "shirt walstlng.'' One youth had the nerve to tread the paths untrod by man before. He armed himself with a bit of Informa tion and jl direction or two. then plunged resolutely but tremblingly into the classroom. It might have been a shirtwaist factory. There were rows and rows of girls, bending over bunches of fluffy white material, send ing the needle back and forth, creat ing buttonholes or attaching sleeves. And in front, grim as a factory fore man (in the eyes of the explorer) sat the instructor. In the next- room were still more girls, these draping their partly finished products over black forms, which resembled Venuses in the absence of arms, but were even more unfor tunate, being quite headless. Beyond . v, , ,ere nther fHrin laboring in a designing room, advanced students who work out the Harmony oi coioru auu materials. They were mixing colors and painting designs on paper for flowered cloth. (What a blow if the late Bulgarian abominations were fashioned here.) These things were learned, thanks to the exposition of the instructor. Upon entering the profession of blouse producer, the candidate must e huo-h the elementarv stage of making plain and fancy stitches in canvas. If tne apprentice una experience at home, or In high school. thi, nerlnd i hilt A d&V Of tWO. Then the laundry bag is taken up. Not till the student ha3 succeeaea m proaucms a bag that mignt pass unannsii anv ethical laundry, the shirtwaist is courted. Design Is First Step. T tDl.,nralDtincr M flrfit A. design Is drawn. The material and the colors arei RobenMcBrid. . F. B. Wire John Valentine H. K. Albee Robert F. Brandon 0wen summers ' w. P. Gnep t. w Maxwell L. H. Howland J. O. Humphrey Hulth Glen T. S. Townsend F. H. Brown Charles Barenstecber F. G. W entwortn H. L. Keeney The following matrons presided at the table: Mesdames: Charlea Ringler Charles H. Steele Robert F. Brandon F. . Broadnlght .1. F.mll Nelson O. C. Hall Frank E. Clements Duane Fellows Homer I. Keeney L H. Howland A. H. McCurtaln J. . dliltaiikit The refreshments were in cnarge oi Mrs. O. C. Holmes, assisted by Mrs. Ferdinand Reed, Mrs. Irvin Butter worth and Mrs. J. O. Humphrey. The young women who served were: Misses Louise Allenhoff Lucille Wyman May Thomas Janet Lauderdale Edith Strowbrldge Hazel Christiansen Roberta Kllham Marcla Parker Christian Forbaa Ruth Young June Williams i u.,h -npinn Esther ButterwoTth ' Gilberts Allenhoff Louise Hammond Messrs. Leonard Greer, Nelson Eng lish and Jack Wentworth also assisted. BOGUS DOLLAR TANGLES Charles II. Pool Is Held Under $2500 on Complaint ot Woman. Charle's TT Pool, arrested by Detective Glenn T. Howell on a charge of having tried to pass a counterfeit dollar on Mrs. Emma Crawford, pf 308 H Davis treeL was yesterday neld under 12500 cash bail to await action by the United States grand Jury, which meets Feb ruary 1. Mrs. Crawrord, who was tne principal arlfnaaa fltrnlnitt Pool VeSterdaV. Said that he applied to her for a room. Poo gave her a dollar, she said, and she told him she would have to go get the change. Whereupon, she testified, Dnnl tnnV hrtld of her. savlnr that she could not go away with his dollar. She called an old man wno stays at ner house, and Pool released her. -Then she ...a 4n a nnllxA nail end Pool who had IUl 111 fc.w..-w v.., crossed the street and hidden behind a billboard, was arrestea. Later in the evening Detectives mow. u -,A n an TTnlted Ktnlaa Senret Service Agent Glover searched a scow at the foot pi Lverett street, wnere i ooi I - i V.!. oSy selected. Herein lies the art. Frills and fripperies are forgotten. Simplicity in shirtwaists, one leanm. is Jut as necessary as simplicity In any other form of nrt. The color, chosen must blend with the eyes, the hair, the com plexion. The drslgn must be crested to harmonize and lit the form. The material used must be of a quality and texture that is economical and becom ing. Ho the three essentials in "shlrt waisting" are material, color and de- 81 When the blouse has been completed it Is worn by the model for whom It was made before a member of the fine arts faculty for finnl inspection. The shirtwaist is criticised and the maker learns her mistakes. Perhaps she weeps a little; more likely she doesn't If her mistakes were bnd she goes back to laundry bags, but If inspection Is passed with flying colors, there Is the neaven of party gowns and infiints clothes waiting here. Every shirtwaist lies in bond for a month after it Is finished, to Insure the department of earnest work. If lh waist became the property of the girl as soon as it was made, tho work would be rushed through and all the One principles would be lost. Nearly 630 girls are taking work in the home economics at the University of Washington, llany of them are resi dents of Portland and the vicinity. They find themselves sadly hampered in their present one-story, temporary. , re hut the nnlverMltv has asked the legislature for $.1(10,000 for a new and adequate buiiuing, ana in students are hopeful. If the work were nneneH tn muictniT shirtwaist, they might get on fairly well, but this is only one or ine many useiui mum- n.oi are learned by students in home economics. . had been living, and found portions of a counterfeiting outfit, including books on metallurgy. It Is believed that the detectives reached Pool's scow Just few minutes too late to capture an elaborate coun terfeiting outfit. Poo; is believed to have had a confederate. $1 IS CONSCIENCE MONEY Man Who Violated "VDiinip Xo Gar bage" Sign Send? Pay to City. To relieve his conscience, which has bothered him becauxe he violated the law by dumping Karbage on a vacant lot where there was a "Dump No Gar bage" sign, a man who failed to give his name, yesterday sent City Healt l ficcrOfficer Marcellus a 1 bill which he said was payment to the city for the trouble he put the city in remov ing the garbage. ncloed In the letter accompanying the remittance were two clippings from a religious paper. The man who wrote the letter said he has "become one of God's children" re cently and was cleaning up all his pant dishonesties. Dr. Marcellus gave the dollar to Mayor Albee, who put It In a fund for charity. ALL ESTATE IS LEFT WIDOW Petition for Probate , of Seneca Smith Properties Hied. The netitinn for the probate of the estate of tho late Seneca Smith, ex Circult Judge, who died December . wa filed in County Clerk Coffey office, yesterday. The valuation of the estate is ilb.U'ju. The entire property Is lert to tire Vtra .Qnaan Hmithwnrth rimith. by the will, which Is dated April S). 1907. The petition names F. S. Myers. R. S. Orcenleaf and K. W. Barnes appraisers. Mrs. Smith is named executrix. , PARK BUREAU GOES "DRY" Employes Xow Mut Xot Have Uquor on Breaths When They Ileport. Portland's park bureau has gone dry. Tomorrow It will be a serious viola tion of rules and regulations for any employe in any of the parks to have liquor on their breath when they re port for work or at any time during working dHjs. The order has been issued by Park Superintendent t'oi vill. There has "been considerable com plaint that some of (he employ, who deal with the public in the parks, have liquor on their breath.