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TEACHERS' COTTAGES SOLVE PROBLEM
IN WASHINGTON RURAL DISTRICTS
House Built on School Property Prove Attractive Educators Freed of Many Trials Only Homes in Many
Places Which Will Take Teachers Are Those Not Desirable Cottage Plan Gives Teachers Rest Alone.
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WITH 99 rural districts furnishing
bouses for their teachers to live
In. the State of Washington Is
credited with leading all the states in
the Union in this modern effort to solve
that most vexing problem the teach
ers' boarding place. It is generally ad
mitted that no other condition drives
mo many good teacners out of the rural
schools as poor living arrangements.
A complete survey of the teachers' cot
tage situation in Washington has Just
been completed and it shows that the
one cause for the building of every cot
tage has been the difficulty encoun
tered by the rural teacher in finding a
boarding place. Other living conditions,
or inconveniences Buffered by rural
teachers, that have Influenced school
boards to build cottages are given by
the teachers themselves as follows:
1 Sitting until bed Urn la sa overheated
room: then icolng to bed la the nevej
beated northeast corner room.
2. No place to study snd write evenings
In preparation for th next day's work.
8. Fishing fat pork out of oceans of
4 Strained relations with hostess when
change ol boarding places becomes neces-
5. " Having to get up at 5 o'clock in the
tf Having to dLscuss district troubles
with family and frequently be accused of
favoring faction with which teacher was
1. Feollnp teacher's presence an imposi
tion especially where all families In . dis
trict are well-to-do and do not really want
to board the teacher.
Maoy School Boards Active.
But there are many school boards
who have not only looked at these
hardeihips of teachers, but have taken
more constructive causes into consider
ation They have conceived the school
house and grounds as a "school plant"
which should contribute to the social
life of the entire community. This has
led them to build homes for the teachers
near the school, that the teacher might
become a more integral part of the
community. As a result, he has been
present at the schoolhouse to light up
and to fire up for community meetings.
Harvey L. Rowley, teacher at Snoquai
mie. Wash., writes:
"We have entertained the pupils of
the high school and the eighth grade.
Including others outside of the school.
This we could not 'have afforded to do
If we had to pay high rents. The
pupils have been made to feel that the
cottage was their home also. When
they desire a place for their parties
they come to us and we give them
privilege to use the cottage under our
direction. They drop in evenings and
play on the piano and sing. We try to
make the cottage a social center and
the pupils are coming to look on it in
Better Protection Afforded.
TheVe are, also, boards that have suf
fered losses of school property and that
have seen in the teachers' cottage and
the teachers' living on the grounds a
saving in this way. By living at the
choolhouse the teacher has had over
sight of the Janitor work and has pro-
tected the property from animals and
In style and elaborate plans the 99
cottages in the State of Washington
vary from the portable cottage In
Franklin County, a which is modeled
after the harvest cookhouse, to the
modern cottage complete in all its ap
pointments like the cottage at Amber
In Spokane County or Eureka in Walla
The personal leadership in this move
ment Is ascribed to State Superintend
ent Josephine Preston, who began her
work for teachers' cottages whan she
was assistant county superintendent in
Walla Walla County, and she is still
In this "constructive frame of mind "
In the fall of 1904. the Saturday be
fore the opening of her. school. Miss
Cassandree Messegee. an able young
woman, came into Mrs. Preston's office
In Walla Walla. -
"It is out of the question," aid Bhe;
"I can't find any place to board in my
"That's strange," replied Mrs. Pres
ton, "for yours is a wealthy community
and has several of the nicest homes In
the state in it."
Mtnatloa Put 1st New Uicfct.
"That's it," replied Miss Messegee.
"they are. so well-to-do that they don't
want to fee bothered with, the teacher.
The one family that always has had to
take the teacher has moved to the
Mrs. Treston went out at one with
the teacher to help her get a location.
C.oing to the home of a district direc
tor, a man with a large and comfort
able home, she asked why he would not
take the teacher te board. The reply
was that he didn't want a stranger
around him and his family evenings for
nine months of the. year.
"But you have big house." sug
srested Mrs. Preston, "and I'm sure the
teacher would be more than glad if you
would furnish her one of the upper
rooms, where she could stay evenings
and at tiroes when she wag not ai me
The director looked at Mrs. Preston
with indignation and replied hotly:
"If a teacher comes to my house and
feels herself too good to sit with my
family, she can pack her trunk and
Caught In a hopeless dilemma by this
director's reasoning. Mrs. Preston set
about helping with the solution of the
In a nearby farmyard stooa a coos
house that had done duty in the har
vest fields for several seasons. This
crude shack on wheels was moved to
the school yard, fitted up with plain
furniture, and became the homeof Miss
Second Cottage Is Built.
Just after a small cottage had been
completed at Lamar In Walla Walla
County, in the Summer of 1910, a young
man came to Mrs. Preston's office and
applied for the school.
"I should De giaa lo nave you icatji
the school." said Mrs. Preston, "but 1
really feel that men with families
should have first chance at the cottage
districts. Besides I am not sure that
the district would like to have a man
batching" in such a neat little house."
KTit th vounsr anolicant insisted and
got the school, after promising to hold
his cottage open for inspection at all
times. When Mrs. Preston appeared for
her first inspection a few weeks after
school opened she was surprised to nna
a charming young bride doing the
"If you had confided In me. a llttl
sooner," Mrs. Preston told the young
man. "I would have had the cottage
made large enough for your bride's
grand piano, " but as it iB you will be
punished by having to leave her piano
at home all this year and have an up
By the next year an adjoining dis
trict sot the Idea and built a much
larger cottage and took the Lamar
teacher and his bride away. This young
man has written of his new cottage at
Eureka as follows:
"It is a well-built, modern structure
of the bungalow type, and contains
eight rooms besides the bath. It is
double house, one side being an exact
duplicate of the other. Mrs. Dunning
and I occupy one siae ana my two as
sistants keep house together in the
other half. The two living-rooms are
connected by double doors, so that they
may be thrown together into one large
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as chairman of the musical committee
from the faculty. Dr. Cushlng was
born In Bangor, Me., in 1886, and grad
uated from Bowdoin College in 1909.
He is a member of Phi Beta. Kappa.
For two years' after his graduation from
Bowdoin he was Instructor in tngtisn
and college organist at Robert College,
Constantinople. "fe has studied at the
T'nlversitv of Lausanne, in Switzerland,
and has traveled in Greece, Egypt. Asia
Minor, Russia and Western Kurope. ne
has taSen graduate work irr Columbia
University, receiving the degree oi aoc
tor of Dhllosophy last year upon the
completion of his thesis. Dr. Cushrag,
while at Bowdoin uoiiege, serveu u
college organist and was organist at
the Central Congregational Church in
Rath. Me. He studied under and was
assistant to Alfred Brinkler, F. A G. O.,
organist at St. Lukes cathedral in.
Portland, Me. He also served as assist
ant organist in Holy Trinity. East
Eiehtv-elghth street. New York City,
and as organist at St. Paul's Chapel at
Columbia University. AS cnairman or
the musical committee at Reed College,
Dr. Cushing has had much- of the re
sponsibility with the plans for the
rnnatruction and Installation of the
new pipe organ, which has been given
to the college by w.i-. wtas. ..
Miss Genevieve Clancy, soprano, was
one of ' the soloists at the Knights of
Columbus banquet, Corvallis. .
A sacred concert will be rendered by
St Francis 'Catholic Church .choir to
night at 7:30 o cloett, under ine airec
tlon of M. J. Keating. This is the sec
ond of a recent series of free concerts
at this church, given to stimulate a
greater appreciation ot sacrea music .
When Madame Melba reaches Eng
land in May she will immediately be
gin a series of concerts in London and
the British provinces for the benefit of
the Red Cross. Her concerts during the
past Winter for the cause In Australia
have netted close to J50.000 and she
expects to realize at least double that
amount In England. The entire pro
ceeds of her English tour are : to be
devoted to Red Cross work. . . 4
Miss Mabel Bernlce Warren will pre
sent seven of her students in piano
recital 'Friday night, April 16. at 8:15
o'clock at Eilers', Hall, Miss Warren
will be' assisted by Miss Mabel Orton,
contralto soloist, and Miss Elsie Lewis,
violinist. The students taking part are:
Annabelle Bates. Jean Kitts, Edna Ho
grefe. Dorothy Younger. Emma Petri,
Edna Krahmer an Master Galen Hord.
Frits Kretsler has every reason to
be pleased with the response the pub
lic has made thia Winter to his appeal
for money to help destitute musicians
and their families who are in Vienna.
The condition of the-musicians and mu
sic teachers in Vienna the past Winter
has been unutterably bad. . Suffering
among them has been really acute. It
was Mrs. Kreisler, who is an Amer
ican woman, who planned that Mr.
Kreisler sell autographed photographs
of himself at $1 each, the entire pro
ceeds to be devoted : to this worthy
As a result of this, Mr. Kreisler has
been able already to send several thou,
sand dollars to the committee in Vi
enna which has charge of this work
and in addition to this, money he has
sent a considerable part of his own
earnings. It is interesting to know
that some of the recipients of this re
lief .are American music students who
have been unable to get home and
whose funds have been held up for one
reason or another. ....
Charles A. Ellis, of Boston, who will
direct the concert tour of Geraldine
Farrar in the United States In the sea
son of .1915-16, announces that this
brilliant American artist will appear in
Chicago next November and December
with the Chicago Opera Company. The
personnel of the Chicago Opera Com
pany for next season will be now enor
mously strengthened. Miss Farrar's en
gagement is limited, inasmuch as she
Intends to devote the major part of
her time next season to concert work.
Miss Farrar will be heard in Chicago
in operas which" have come to be most
closely identified with her.
. Harold . Hurlbut, of this city, who
has been engaged as soloist for the
Upper .Manhattan property owners'
banquet. New York City, is asked to
be soloibt at the Spring banquet of
the Cham,inade Jlub, of Brooklyn, N.
Y., and engaged, to sing under the di
rection of the welMinown organist,
Arthur Leonard, at Dover, N. J, Mr.
Hurlbut is passing the Spring and Sum
mer in New York studying with emi
nent vocal masters. f
Arkady Bourstin, the Russian violin
ist, enjoys the distinction of having an
excellent tour booked for next season.
For a young musician who has been in
America such a short time, this is a
remarkable record. Without an addi
tional date, he will play twice a week
for 30 weeks,' beginning September 15,
Through pubic subscription in San
Francisco, grand opera, at popular
prices, will be played. '-'he People's
San Francisco Opera Association, which
is an evolved organization, rooted in
the Feople's Philharmonic Orchestra
Association, is to try the experiment
tomorrow night at Scottish Rite Audi
torium, San Francisco. The stars of the
organization will be mainly from the
Bevant Grand Opera Company,- and in
this number will-be found Miss Alice
Gentle and Johanna Kristoffy. Bizet's
"Carmen" will be the initial offering,
and Miss Gentle will appear as the al
luring Spanish heart-breaker. Josiah
Zuro will be the conductor and Louis
Raybaut the stage director. The former
is busy rehearsing a . cnoms com
prised of San Fr&ncisco singers, and
is enthusiastic over the material
at hand. One item of expense in
the presentation of grand opera is the
matter of royalties. On all the Puccini
operas, for instance, the Italian pub
lishers demand a heavy payment or a
bond before releasing any or tne Puc
cini works. For the time being the new
opera association does not expect to
present any of these, but it is to be
hoped that in a brief time the sub
scriptions will amount to enough to
permit the presentation of "Madame
Butterfly," "La Boheme," ' "La Tosca"
and other Puccini operas.
' In honor of two exceptionally talent
a littiA nianieta Mini Esther and Miss
Liza Elman, of London, sisters of Mis-
cha Elman. the famous violinist, miss
Anita Lachmund gave a muslo party
to 24 of her little New York and Yonk-
.ianfta nn RnturriBLV Afternoon at
the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
s-f 1 Tr t .i.mi,n nf v I c n f i ii Lane.
South Yonkers. N..' Y. Unhappily, little
Esther was ill in Dea tmu t.
be present. Her sister, who is, 12 years
nlonoH Chnriin'R A flat valse
and the first movement of Mendels
sohn's difficult G minor concerto iron
memory, and the enthusiastic applause
...... fniinwn nnh nf these numbers
showed that her clean-cut and brilliant
style was well appreciated, miss aun
Lachmund, who Is also a precocious
1. .v, enTTiA npp then srave an-
other valse of Chopin's and Godard s vi
vacious "En Couranv ; wmcn muw
piece she played at remarKaoie speeu.
i I-., I- full tha honors of her little
London friend. On account of the war
in Europe, the Elman family is spend
ing the Winter and Spring in New
York, while the great violinist is rest
ing for a year. '
1 I- Hct.hat TVTntpr" will be ren-
dered tonight by an augmented choir
at the Churcn or me su"":""". .17
Twenty-third and Siskiyou streets. All
. . . n 1 ... 1. mhur nt this beauti-
xne weii"jvwwu "
ful work will be included on the pro
gramme. The soloists win u
Nona Lawler, Mrs. M. C. Mitchell, Ar
thur Harbaugh and Victor Cullen. Mrs.
Ruth Donnerberg. organist of the
church, will play the accompaniments,
and Frederick W. Goodrich will d jrect
the programme. The concert will be
free to the public. The church is
reached by "Broadway" car to Siskiyou
Dr. Clement B. Shaw gave his Illus
trated lecture on "Tannhauser" at the
First Methodist Church last Wednesday
night. Strictly speaking, it was not
a lecture on the work, but an original
translation in prose and verse. Dr.
Shaw's work bears the stamp of schol
arly study and the occasion proved in
teresting and instructive.
At the Northwestern School of Music,
i:-.. xiTApriann atrAAt. An interesting
Juvenile recital took place Thursday,
when 20 students of Mrs. E. L. Bacon,
Ted W. Bacon and Helen E. Bauer took
part in the programme, tne primjipm
i . -,w.h urn a "The Comoral's
icaiui u j . .. ....... - -
Guard," played by the Juvenile orches
tra. Those who took part: Alta Guthrie,
Margaret wuey, tnai"
Orelda Erickson; Marie Weiss, Alden
-m-o,.. jink(l Roy McCon-
nell, William Peebler, David Webber.
Irwin Jonason, Elizabeth Vance, Gladys
Bomsartner, Wilma Anderson, Vivian
Julian, Norma Wilson, Bruno Korhonen,
Frank Koehler and Martin Katske.
April 20 advanced students of Ted W.
Bacon will be heard in orchestra con
cert at the First Christian Church, Co
lumbia and Park streets. '
Dr. Clement B. Shaw will lecture on
the opera "Pagliaccl" (PuccinU at the
Young Men's Christian Association
auditorium tomorrow night, M. . A
Goodnough, pianist, assisting:
.. . in tho Pnrific
. -rne nrsi peiiuiiiiou ... ---
Northwest of Montani's Miss Solemnis
("Te Deum Lauaamus ; was 8i
St. Mary's Cathedral Easter Sunday at
the solemn pontifical mass, -celebrated
by Archbishop Christie. This fine work
1. t noteworthy contribution, to Cath
olic church music. It is built upon
Gregorian themes ana mucn 01 nc
narmony w v. no .
1. ....ll.ntlv miner bv the
1 ne worn. ,
cathedral choir, solo parts being pro-
duced oy mrs. '"" , , T y
and Misses Grace Dawson, Tini Led
widge and Golda Goulet. Other music
at the ceremony included Elgar's "Ecce
. tr t Rtpwart s
aceraua .' , . .
"Victimae Paschali" and Giorza s Regl-
na Coeli." The organ preiuuo w
"Concert Overture in E Flat" (William
Faulkes) and Svensden's "Coronation
March" was played, at the conclusion.
Frederick W. Goodrich was organist
. -M-onxrllKr Chlireh choir Of
1 1 tnaanh A FinlfiV directing.
George D.' Hieb accompanying, will give
an hour vesper service hi. me ,.v,uu
lawn Meftodist Episcopal Church,
... .... . n.an.i. TTio-nln.nd streets, this
afternoon- at 5 o'clock, when much of
the Easter music sung last Sunday at
Centenary will be sung. The numbers
will be "The Palms" (Faure-Bruche),
by. ther' combined choirs of the Cen
tenary ana wooaiawn auiuui
churches;. "God Hath Appointed a Day"
You Can Play the Piano as Easily
as You Read Print
Think what you would miss if your parents had
neglected to teach you to read.
Just bo much pleasure you miss now because they
did neglect to teach you music.
But you can play artistically all the music of all
the world if you have a Checkering Player Piano.
Leading musicians ' all over the country concede
the superiority of the Chickering Player Piano over
all others. As a piano, it is true-toned and resonant,
with a beautifully sympathetic touch.
As a Player Piano it is instantly responsive, easy
of treadle action, splendidly durable..
v The Chickering Player Piano makes no demands
on you for practice, yet brings to you the technique
of the expert. The pleasure for the expert, in play
ing, is in making music the expression of himself
and that is easily obtainable by anyone with a Chick
ering Player Piano. The reproduction of notes with
the new hand-played music roll is faultless the expression control complete. . With these wonderful
rolls you really duplicate the master's playing.
The Chickering Player Piano is the best and "chummiest" friend in all the world outside of those
nearest and dearest members of your family. It always responds to your moods with perfect sym
pathy Play something of quiet sentiment and the music will seem to be the very echo of your
thoughts. It is superb to have a piano which you ean "dream" wjth and hear your dreams set to music
pgi:li&ffiS't ;l 1
Have You Heard Tnat Gatchy Music You ,
Heard the Other Night?
Our Music Roll stock contains the best music recorded. The variety of classes and complete
ness of selections in each "class afford an unrastricted choice.
Ask to hear the new Eythmodik or Solostyle hand-played rolls, which give an exact in
terpretation by the leading artists of your favorite selection on the piano, exactly the same
as a record would on a talking machine. They are wonderful.
Special Bargains in Player 'Music
For this week we offer at a great reduction a fine assortment of new player music, classi
cal and popular. This is a supply which we have overstocked and in order to turn it we will
sell any selection in this lot for .25 per cent off. Call and hear this today, as there are many
fine pieces in the lot. : . . iA . ..
We will be glad to have you play over any music you want to hear. Our suggestions may
- be helpful., '
Slightly Used Players Attractively Priced
We are offering this'week several slightly used player pianos, some that have been out in the hands
of agents and others that have been used for demonstration purposes. Several have been rented
to tourists passing through the city while stopping at the prominent hotels, and others have been
taken in exchange as part payment on the latest improved Chickering Electric and Autopiano
Player Pianos. These instruments are guaranteed to be in perfect condition and are positively the
very latest type of 88-note players. A high-class assortment
music and a handsome player Dencn is mciuaea witn eacn piajer.
They are especially priced at $198, $290, $318, $465, $498, $485
and upwards. We ask you to call and let us demonstrate them.
Drop in this afternoon while you are downtown shopping, and
hear some good music. : .
SIX-TEAR-OLD GIRL WHO
SPOKE AT CORNERSTONE
LAYING OF COUCH SCHOOL
Kyjssisssssj. j m.si A't gffimji mums '4U
fell i shl
1 . .v. . .li -v;
Zelma Aileen Williams.
The. recent laying of the cor
nerstone of the new Couch School
at Twentieth and Glisan streets
marked another link in the his
tory of the-public school educa
tion in Portland. At that time
each and every class in the school
was represented by a speaker.
Little Zelma Aileen Williams,"
aged 6 years, took the burden
of handling the first B and sec
ond A class parts of the enter
tainment. She said, "We. the
boys and girls of the first B and
second A, promise to do our hon
est part, by keeping the new
Couch School clean and beautiful.
We further promise to work hard''"
and make our school the best
in Portland." Miss Bertha Reed
is the teacher.
tTr:S "iTnna" fGranier). "ChrlBt
Our Passover" (Schnecker) and "Our
Lord Is Risen From the Dead"
(Snhneckert. consisting or cnoruseo.
women's voice trios and solos; "On
That First Easter Morning" (Spence),
.....i.i hxr Arias Merle Wooddy, so
prano; Miss Clara Wuest, contralto; Jo
seph A Flnley, tenor, ana n. vo
baritone: "Rejoice Greatly," from Han
del's "Messiah," sung by Mrs. M.
Gabriel-Pullin, soprano soloist ai r-n-
grim Congregational (jnurcn; uuu
Shall Wipe Away All rears r rum 1
Byes" (Sullivan), sung by Miss Clara
m t onrt "Awake Trium
phant Morn" (Schnecker), Walter Holt.
George D. Heib, organist ai (,iu',
will be accompanist. .
rm.1.1 jmipohia nm?Tftnime was . ren
dered recently in Little Theater, New
York City, by Miss A.amieen uawni,
soprano, assisted by Jean Verd, pianist:
"Se tu M'ami Sospir" (Pergolesi); "Chi
ir..l Is 71ncrroll" fPaisiello) : "Voci
di. Primevera" (Strauss); "Immer lelser
Wird mein Schlummer loranmw,
"Standchen" (Brahms): "Mondnacht"
(Schumann): "Auf dem Wasser zu Sing
en" (Schubert); "Clair de Lune" (Dot
bussy): "Legend of St. Francois de
Paule Walking on the Waves" (Liszt),
Mr. Verd; "Ariettes Oubliees" (0ebus:
sy), "C'est l'extase," "II Pleure dahs
Mon Coeur." "L'Ombre des Arbres dans
la Riviere"; "Green" (Debussy); "Vil
i Tail A"minV "The Crvinsr of
Water" (Campbell-Tipton): "Rhapsodie"
(Campbell -.Tipton); -atar irysu
(Marion Bauer); "The Morning Wind
A programme of an admirable song
recital by Tom Dobson, of this city, at
the Punch and Judy Theater, New York
City, recently: "Au Clair de la Lune"
(Lull) ; "L'Orage" (D'Eglantine) ; "Long,
Long Ago" (Old English); "My Mother
and Father Were Irish" (Hughes);
"Lucia" (Luzzi); ' "Offrande" (Hahn);
Tin Organetto" (Sibella) ; "Mit Einer
Wasserlilie" (Grieg); . "Geschieden
(Grieg); "Schifferliedchen" (weingart
ner); "An Old Song Resung" (Dobson);
t n -1. t TVoa nna n nrl Twntvr (Dob-
son) ; "The Dead Young Girl" (Heyman) ;
"My Love Is Dark" (nugnes;; tar
rnnhonn "Tmnrovine Songs for
Anxious Children" (Carpenter); "Cau
tionary Songs" (Lenmannj; -n. rat i-u
ai Pon-TT Ml Anlr Association col
lege fete last Friday night at Cotillion
Hall Miss Dagmer Inez iteiiy sang sev
eral enjoyable and sparkling selections.
-EMfcl- UfAthnrliRt' EDiscODal
Church tonight Mrs. Elizabeth Hamil
ton Stowers. contralto, win sing tne uiu
"Give Alms of Thy Goods" (Bontemes),
with a cello obligato played by Charles
"I told you to take the bill up to
"Impossible; I hear the. gentleman
still singing." Man Lacht.
Musician What's the rent of this
room, including the use of the piano?
Landlady I can't say offhand. You
must nlay me something first. London
Opinion. - -
IN OREGON NEWSPAPERS
SOUND TIMBERMEN BUSY
Contemplated 50,000,0fr0 Fet Or-
der From France Means Much.
WENATCHEE, Wash.. April 10.
(Special.) According to H. Lansdowne,
of the Lansdowne Lumber Company, of
Everett, Pu.?et Sound lumbermen are
much excited over the prospective order
fn snn noo.ooo feet of lumber to be
placed with the Coast mills for delivery
within a year. jku. whisuuwhc
here yesterday in connection with Man
ager George Strevel, of the Interna
tional Brokerage Company. This order
is contemplated by the French govern
ment and already negotiations are in
. Mr. Lansdowne says that it will take
the capacity of all the mills of the
und and British Columbia to fill the
order and will have a wonderful ef
fect in the revival of business. Experts
of the government already are inves
tigating the effect of the big order on
the advance of lumber and also the
depletion of the timber supply of the
Coast. As ft is, a great many mills
on the Sound are shut down.
APOSTOFFICE inspector may en
ter the new postoffice building at
any time during the day; go all
about; watch every one of the employes
at work and make his report and the
clerks will be none the wiser, says the
This is because the building is
equipped with an ingenious system of
secret passages that extend over tne
entire structure. Both up and down
they are nothing but little alley-ways
barely large enough for a man's body
to pass through. Iron ladders are used
in the perpendicular passages" and at
various intervals little platforms are
provided and peekholes are so arranged
that the inspector may look down on
the workers without being seen.
Fence to Be 15 Miles Long.
W. H. Post, who with J. J. Price has
the contrcct for the construction or 15
miles of drift fence for the Horse
heaven Horse & Cattle Association, was
fn Prineville recently buying supplies
for the construction of the fence, says
the Prineville Journal.
A carload of smooth, twisted wire
has been ordered for the job, and this
will be stretched on posts 16 feet. apart.
Wor'- will be commenced on the fence
soon. and . Mr.. Post figures that about
75 days will be required to finish the
Wuoppisg 'Trout Cnnsrht. - ,
Lou Bradburn holds the medal as
champion angler in this section, says
the Pilot Rock Record. One Sunday re
cently Lou meandered down the stream
(or up. whichever it was) and hooked
a rainbow trout which measured 17 V4
inches in length and tipped the scales
at an even 4 Dounds.
Woman's Assnllant Becomes Escort.
Althou rh practically sure, of the
identity of the man who assailed her at
night recently, Mrs. C. O. Kiggins in
formed Chi ;f of Police Jackson that
she would prefer no charge, says the
She said that she was on her way
home when she was accosted by the
man. Although acquainted with him
she di(' not care for his company and
on his forcing himself upon her, she
threw a rock at him, hitting him on
the head. He retaliated by blacking
her eye and knocking her down, after
which the two walked on home to
gether. Pupil Not Late Despite Distance.
Miss -Gertrude Cliff, of Silver Lake
school, has Just received a teacher's
certificate, says the Silver Lake Lead
er. Miss Cliff deserves great praise as
she has ridden more than five miles to
and from school, and has not missed a
dy in the last two years.
Duftir Man Does Fancy Work.
While most of the men who find
time hanging heavily on their hands in
the Winter months R. C. (Bob) Yonce is
different, says the Dufur , Dispatch.
During the past Winter he has been
working at fancy work, something the
ladies call "tatting," and has completed
three collars and three sets of cuffs,
all for ladirs' dresses, and experts who
have examined the work say It would
do credit to an expert needlewoman.
Whether Bob has serious Intentions on
his mind or not or whefher he was do
ins the work for some lady relative is
Indian Has Too Many Wives.
Gilbert Hinthorn. called by some the
most picturesque Indian on the reser
vation, is too much of a ladies' man,
according to the Federal authorities.
and the Federal grand Jury accordingly
indicted him on a charge of polygamy,
says the East Oregonlan. He was ar
rested by Police Chief Kearney recently
and gave $500 bonds. While being taken
to the police station he extracted a Dot
tle of whisky from his pocket and
dropped it upon the walk, his intention
being to ridjumseir or any evidence
that mlrht get him into trouble. The I
bottle broke and he was fined J8 by
Judge Fitzgerald for breaking glass
upon the streets. j
Nails Taken From Broken Leg.
The attending physician recently took
two six-penny finishing nails from the
leg of Ole Tufte, of Deerhorn, says the
Eugene Register. It was necessary to
drive the nails through the broken I
bones of the leg In order that the pieces
might knit together. This was about
a year ago. The nails seemed to be
giving some pain and an operation for
their removal was performed.
V Baby Weighs 12 Poands.
A 12 -pound baby girl was born ai.
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Du
Puis on the Lowell Rogers farm near
Adams recently, says the Pendleton
Tribune. Dr. J. A. Best, who attended,
says the child was the largest at birth
he has seen In many years.
Oats Taken From Nalled-t.'p Shark.
Recently L. Schlffman, of Bay City,
left a ton of oats at the Maine house
near Willard Johnson's, says the Tilla
mook Herald. He nailed and wired the
shack up thinking the oats would be
safe. However, when he went after
them they were gone.
Ptrsl' Cleared Tom Sawyer Style.
Ole Feigum, of Sweet Home, has
adopted an ideal method of clearing
his land, says the Lebanon Express. He
gives all the wood for the cutting, pro
vided the brush is all plied and burned.
Most of his farm Is now cleared and
will soon be ready for pasture.
Cook Who Can Split Wood Wanted.
Hank Flsk says that he and Bolles
Newby are badly In need of a good
husky female cook she must be able
to give the best of references as to her
ability to split wood, says the Joseph
Heraljl. . - ' .
I. L. M'BEE KNOWN HERE
Death of Pioneer of 1852 Ends Acx
tlve Career in West.
Isaiah L. McBee, who died on bis
farm near St. Helens last week, was
well known In Portland, where he had
lived for many years. ' Mr. McBee was
a pioneer of 1852, and was 78 years old
at the time of his death. He came-to
Portland from Missouri and first found
employment at King's Tannery, along
Tanner'sCreek. He later went to Van
couver, Wash., and from there Into
Eastern Oregon. . '
After a year's residence In the coun
try Mr. McBee removed to a big ranch
in Klickitat, near Goldendale. He
lived there for nearly 30 years, and
then came to Portland again. About
two years ago he left this city for Ills
farm near St. Helens.
Mr. McBee was engaged as a black
smith during the time he lived near
Goldendale, but was primarily Inter
ested In wheat farming. His property
in Oregon and Washington, Including
some residence property in Portland,
Is valued around $150,000. He never
married. Mrs. B. A. Chambreau, of
Long Beach, Wash., mother of C. H.
Chambreau. of Portland, was a sister
of Mr. McBee.
STREETCAR PAPER NAMED
"Wp,tts Watt" Selected In Contest In
Which E. F. Dodson Wins.
Bill Strandborg, publicity agent for
the Portland Railway. Light Power
Company, at last has found a name for
his Infant publication, and has Christ
ened it accordingly.
"Watts Watt" Is the name, and E. r .
Dodson, of 863 Clinton street, is the
chap who selected it. Incidentally ho
received a cash prize of lib lor his
When Bin started printing a papor
his imagination ran short of names, or
produced so many good ones 'that ne
didn't know which one to select so he
conducted a contest. Thousands ot an
swers came In. -
Besides the winner, the following
suggestions were awarded prises:
Second prize. 10 "BHwwn Us," R. 'A
Montgomery, 324 Et Fifty-sixth strsrt.
Third prise, $3 "Shake!" C. A. Jacobson,
180 Hhaver street.
Special prise, fS "The Pup," J. W.
Beckett. 187 Klickitat street.
Special prise, $10 (Sketch) MI Char
lotte P. MIkb. lOs Council Crest Drivs.
Over 27,000 titles were submitted.