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5 YEARS LAID TO 2
Still in Wilds of McKenzie
: River Mountains Is Raid
u ed by Sheriff.
CHASE LASTS 20 MILES
Kpringrield Man ana Mountaineer
Are in Jail at Kugcne Charged
, AVitJt Illicit Manufacture of
Whisky for Ixngr Period.
EUGENE, Or., July 17. (Special.)
Tor Ave years moonshine whisky has
found its way into Eugene, say the
officers, and furthermore they declare
they have known that it was manufac
tured on the McKenzie River, .and have
known the identity of its manufac
turers all the time. For five years
these two men are said to have so ter
rorised the neighborhood that no as
sistance to the officers has been avail
able. The mountains are wild and
rugged. Three years ago a man was
mistaken and killed for a deer. Three
furnaces, where stills once were, have
been found on the north side of the
river and one on the south side.
Tonight two men. whom the officers
say are the offenders, are in jail,
charged with the illicit manufacture of
Jiquor. A still, hidden in the brush in
the pocket of the McKenzie River
mountains. 30 -miles east of Eugene,
was raided by the Sheriff today.
Broom Taken In 20-Mile Chase.
-The'men are James Williams and
Mark Broom. The latter lives with a
family in Springfield, and the other
lives in tne mountains. It is these men
whom the officers have shadowed al
most in vain for five years.
Eroom was arrested earlv in the
morning hours before daybreak after
a sensational 20-mile chase, in Which
fcheriff Parker, in a motor car. over
took him before he reached safety In
tne mountains. He was heavily armed
but submitted to arrest without re
sistance. In the vehicle was a five
gallon keg of moonshine whisky.
"We can tell it is moonshine whisky
because there is none other like it "
said Mr. Parker. The officers say it
has been sold as ''white mule" whisky
because of its "kick."
Williams was arrested Thursday
arternoon. The Federal revenue offi
cers were in Kujrene yesterday and will
return with formal warrants late to
night or in the morning.
Confessions Are Reported.
"We knew they were doings it all the
time, said Mr. Parker tonight. "Harry
Brown. Sheriff before my time, raided
a still and got part of the outfit five
years, ago, but he lacked the necessary
"The people on the McKenzie have
been terrorized. They knew where the
liquor was coming from, but they
feared to tell. The still was not in a
cabin. It was In a little cave deep in
the brush near the creek. The fur
nace was made out of rocks and dirt
and was the same as the other fur
naces that have been found in different
parts of these mountains.. But the still
was always gone.
,Xnow of 75 gallons made in this
till last month. We have two confes
sions, and have the complete goods on
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rlK01 AsaiaxAisi fU5 131 ASTER-GENERAL AND SECRETARY OF
PORTLAND ON VACATION TRIP.
UNITED STATES SENATE VISIT
ACCIDENT FUND GROWS
EMPLOYERS RUSH PAYMENT TO
BENEFIT BY EXE.MPTIOX.
Commission Announces July Assessment
M ill Be Passed for All Who Set
i Ie t'p Thin Month.
SALEM, Or., July 17. (Special.) As
a result of an announcement by the
State Industrial Accident Commission
that under the compensation act em
ployers who made contributions to the
"""u' '""a ior six months prior to
July 1 would be entitled to an exemp
tion of their payments for July, 4 -19.09
has been paid into the runrt
ing the first 17 days of this month by
employers who desire to receive the
benefit of the exemption.
Employers who have not paid for
the six months preceding July 1 have
until the end of the month to make
the payments in order to obtain the
exemption. During the past week the
rush of employers to obtain the exemp
tion has increased the receipts to more
than double the usual amount, the total
for the seven days being J39.905.72.
This, according to Commissioner
Abrams, Is larger than the receipts for
any like period since the compensation
law became effective.
Receipts for the first 17 days of June
were J21.050.S0, as compared With 119,
19.09 for the first 17 days of July.
This is an increase for July of $28 -088.29.
Surplus Now on Hand.
The exemption for July was made
by the Commission after it had been
found that the accident fund was un
usually large.. Though employers and
workmen are granted freedom from
paying the July contribution, they will
enjoy the same protection and benefits
from the fund as though the payments
had been made.
According to the amended workmen's
compensation act, the Commission is
granted the right to rder an exemp
tion to employers and workmen when
the Industrial accident fund is suffi
cient to meet payments which have
accrued, with a surplus of 30 per cent,
and whenever "there shall have been
set apart by the State Treasurer from
the fund the amounts required on ac
count of injuries resulting in death of
BAPTIST EDUCATOR COMES
Xft. Strong, President Emeritus of
Rochester Seminary, in City.
t)r. A. H. Strong, president emeritus
of the Rochester. N. Y.. Theological
Seminary, with Mrs. Strong and Rev.
I. A. Gould, of Los Angeles, arrived In
1'ortland yesterday and will be a visi
tor here until Tuesday.
r. Strong was president' of the
Rochester, institution for about 40
years and he has many pupils among
prominent Baptist ministers of the
Pacific Coast. Among these are: Rev.
James Whitcomb Brougher, O. S.
Wright, secretary of the Oregon Bap
tist Conference: President Riley, of
McMinnvllle College; Dr. Woody and
A dinner will be given Tuesday night
at the Portland Hotel, at which Dr.
Ktrong will entertain about 30 local
ministers and their wives. He will go
from here to Seattle and thence over
the Canadian Pacifio to New York.
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Left to niKht Daniel C. Roper. First Asltnt 1'oMn.i.trr-Grnrr.li K. S. My ers. Postmaster of Portland) James M
Baker. Secretary of L'nlted 8tnles esat e.
PUZZLES NOT LIKED
Freak Addresses Are Not Ap
proved by Mr. Roper.
MAIL SERVICE IMPAIRED
First Assistant Postmaster-General,
Portland Visitor, Hay Par
cel Post Business of City ,
If Daniel C. Roper, First Assistant
Postmaster-General of the United
States, had his own un trammeled way
about it, the man who sends freak ad
dresses through the mails to see how
smart the postmen are would be tak
en out and
Well, Mr. Roper didn't say Just what
should be done sv-Ith him. He Curbed
hlmsolf before citing anything murder
ous. But he made it plain, as he chat
ted with a reporter who was inter
viewing him In the office of Postmaster
Myers yesterday, that the Postoffice
Department has its opinion of such
persons as the man who. for Instance,
a few weeks ago put a letter in the
"Charles W. Kines. 80 miles west of
"Freaks Impair Srrtlrf."
"The freaks do more to Impair the
efficiency of the Postoffice Depart
ment than you would think possible,"
said Mr. Roper, who. with James M.
Shaw. Secretary of the United States
Senate, arrived in Portland early yes
terday in the course of a vacation trip
through the West.
"There are hundreds of persons In
this country who seem to think it their
duty to work up puzzles to test out the
alertness of the Postal Service.
"We get letters addressed in puzzles,
cryptograms and even real estate plats,
with the location of a house marked
with a sketch or dot. When a letter
like this Is delivered the author often
sits down and writes the department
a letter telling us how bright we are.
Pussies Cause Expense.
"If these people knew the expense,
the bother and the time required in
solving these addresses I am sure they
would not do it. Clerks have to stop
their regular duties to hunt up Infor
mation that will enable them to for
ward these letters."
Aft First Assistant rostmaster-Oen-eral,
Mr. Roper is in direct supervision
of expenditures in his bureau of $139.
000.000 a year. Since he took office in
1913. he has passed on the names of
54,000 reappointed or newly appointed
postmasters. He has 59.000 postmast
ers under his direct, charge. 35,000
clerks and 35,000 letter carriers, s
grand total of approximately 150.000
"Twenty years ago," said Mr. Roper,
"the annual receipts of the Postoffice
Department were about $75,000,000.
Now they are $300,000,000.
A large part of this increase Is due
to the parcel post service, which had
been in operation practically two years.
Portland Business (Sood.
"The parcel post business of the
Portland postoffice has been especially
satisfactory. 3,800.000 packages a year
being sent out of this office. Incom
ing packages total about 1,200,000,
leaving the Portland postoffice what
might be termed a big trade balance
In its favor.
"It was thought at first that the
parcel post would be more used by the
mail order houses and big merchants,
but the small merchants are fast be
coming reconciled because they find
that they can use the parcel post to
the same relative advantage as their
. Mr. " Roper, before becoming First
Assistant Postmaster-General, was for
many years a Government statistical
Mr. Baker has been secretary of the
UnKed States Senate since 1913. but
for 19 years prior to that was in the
Senate library. They will be in Port
land today. leaving tonight for Seattle.
Mi. Roper and Mr. Baker are staying
at the Portland Hotel.
pan)-. The latter has ofticen In the
Stock Exchange building. With the
lutters were checks and money orders
totaling more than ,$300. Beckett, who
is 19 years old, declared that he had
not cashed any of the paper, but many
checks have not been accounted for..
A key was carelessly left In the post
office box of the Aluminum Utensil
Company last June and was stolen by
Heckett, and thereafter put to use.
While In the employ of Ellers. Beckett
pretended to have lost a key to the
mail box, had a duplicate made, and
kept the "lost" one.
Jack Mulcare. 19 years old, a com
panion of Beckett, is being held as a
witness for the United States, but
charges may be filed against him. In
his possession were many of Ellers'
checks when he was arrested, but he
said that Beckett had given them to
him for safe keeping.
That a rooming-house at 2nRVj Third
street has been a rendezvous for youth
ful thieves is believed by the detec
tives. It was here they arrested Beckett
and Mulcare, and yesterday placed un
der arrest three other young men. al
leged to be members of a gang. They
are Frank Webber. 19 years old; Arthur
Emerson. 23 years old, and Elmer
Young, 21 years old. They are not con
nected with the mail robberies, so far
as the police know, but are held on
suspicion of having stolen several hun
dred dollars' worth of tires, robes and
automobile equipment from machines
and girages in the past two months.
The thieves operated In an automobile.
The garage of Judge Stevenson, at
S3 Hancock street, was robbed Friday
nlht of tools, accessories and every
thing but the . automobile standing
RIFLING MAIL IS ADMITTED
Youth Also Confesses Forging of
H. Ellers' Name.
In addition to the theft of signed
checks to the amount of $368 from
Eilera Music House mail, and the for
irerv of H. Eilers' name tn . t lAa.t
I seven checks. Thomas Beckett, ex-em
ploye of the Ellers company, yesterday
confessed to City Detectives Craddock
and Smtlh to intercepting mail ad
dressed to the Aluminum Cooking Uten
sil Company and appropriating checks
and money orders. He will be turned
over to the Federal authorities tomor
row to face the charge of rifling the
United States malls.
At Beckett's home in East Thirty
fourth street Detectives Craddock and
Smith yesterday found 40 letters stolen
from the postoffice boxes of Ellers and
the Aluminum Cooking UUnsil Com-
ASHLAND INVITES ALL
AlTOMOnil.K CAMPGROIXUS ARE
OPEXED TO TOIRISTS.
Everyone In Portland Asked Throasja
Chamber of Commeree to Vlslf
1 75,000 System of Parks.
The Ashlaml Commercial Club has
Invited the entire City of Portland,
every auto tourist party and the
owners of machines to travel south by
way of the Pacific Highway through
the Willamette Valley, the Umpqua
and the Rogue, and on arrival at Ash-
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Georse K. Hardy, of Toledo. C
Who Has Aeeepted Position as
of Portland Chamber
land to camp out over tilght a week
or a month in Lithia Park, a new auto
mobile campgrounds in Ashland
Ashland is spending $175,000 on a
system of parks and in the develop
ment of. 40 mineral springs which
furnish llthla. soda and sulphur waters.
A part of the money has been in
vested In their campground, where In
dividual camping places are provided,
and private lockers for food, private
tables under the trees and a'kitchen
ette where food may be cooked with
gas are some of tho features. Water
from one of the famous springs of the
city Is piped into the grounds.
Before long Ashland hopes to b
known as one of the famous health
resorts of the American continent, the
waters of the springs being regarded
as a cure for various diseases.
The invitation came yesterday to the
Chamber of Commerce with a request
that it be passed along to every resi
dent and traveler.
BAND TO SERENADE TOWN
Vancouver Musicians to Play Satur
day Kveniiigs on Streets.
VANCOUVER, Wash.. July 17. (Spe
cial.) Saturday evening shoppers will
enjoy serenades every week during
the Summer months, as the North B&nJc
Band, consisting of 34 players, has vol
unteered to play, and the offer has
been accepted by the business men. The
first serenade will be held Saturday
evenlnff. July 24.
WELCOME IS NEWS
Mr. Hardy's Acceptance Is
Well Received Here.
NO CONTRACT IS SOUGHT
Toledo Man, Manager of I'ortland
Organization, Saya He Mould
Not Care to Slay Should
Board Ever liesire Chance.
C C. Colt, president of the Portland
Chamber of Commerce, yesterday re
ceived the telearam of Acceptance of
the position of manager of the Chamber
from George E. Hardy, secretary of
the Chamber Of Commerce of Toledo, O.
Mr. Hardy will not ask a contract and
probably will take charge about Au
"I will not ask for a contract." he
said In accepting, -as I would not wish
to remain should a majority of your
board at any time desire to make a
President C. C. Colt and the entire
membership of the executive board ex
pressed their belief, even bfore the ac
ceptance was sent, that Mr. Hardy was
by far the best qualified man to take
the position who had put in sn ap
plication and they expressed the
greatest pleasure over the news of bis
agreement to undertake the work.
Mr. Hardy has been In. business In
Toledo for many years and was a
director of tne Chamber of Commerce
there for a long time before he became
secretary. He has made an especial
study of shipping and port matters
and his knowledge on these points Is
expected to be invaluable In the big
movements for shipping improvement
that the Chamber contemplates.
follow In is the full text of his
telegram of acceptance:
"Your offer of $7500 contained In
your telegram of July 13 is accepted,
because of the later assurances of
hearty co-operation and loyal support
of both membership and organisation.
"I have also been governed by the
excellent field of work for one of my
experience and inclinations and I am
hopeful that I will merit your con
fidence for a long time.
"Will leave Toledo August or 10.
Be assured of my sincere gratitude for
the opportunity afforded me and be
further assured of my earnest efforts
to make the accomplishments of the
Portland Chamber of Commerce worth
while and such results are obtainable
with the active Interest and co-opera-
iion oi a majority of your member
ship. "I will not ask for a contract be
cause 1 would not care to remain
should a majority of your board at
any time desire to make a change.
GEORGE K. HARD V."
"Golf is an ineffectual ait.mr, .
put an elusive ball Into an obscure
noie with imperfect implements."
That was the reply given by Presi
dent Wilson when asked by a friend
of his to rive n rieflnitlnn r,t .
and ancient pastime.
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of refinement and good taste which the world will
note. Our Leathers, from the little Cardcase to
the Wardrobe Trunk, stand for excellence in qual
ity and style. Try us.
Hand-made and fitted for the re
lief of Hernia (rupture), in all its
forms, where an operation is not
Our attendants will call at resi
dence when requested.
can live longer with pleasure by
wearing our cool, comfortable,
strong, yet light, ELASTIC
BODY BELTS or supporters.
Each one made in our workroom,
the fabric woven on our own
loom, and fitted personally to the
wearer by our experts (men and
women). The sense o comfort
and safety which the wearer of
our belt enjoys is well worth the
price, as thousands we have fit
ted testify. Prices from $3 up.
We Manufacture and Sell 7
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expertly fitted, often an abso
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No guesswork here. We fit you
and if you're not pleased or re
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We've fitted many hundred pairs
of these FOOT SUPPOPwTS.
They are not infallible, but you
take no chances, for our war
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hurt you, come in and look at the
many styles we cany to meet
every possible need.
SOUSA AND BAND COMING
WKS At DITORll l TO lltIK C OX.
ckiit jii.y r.-v-re.
Kssrsaemest Most Costly Eer Made by
Manager Cordray Ilrtaaa -No
Chaase la Prleea.
It Is many years since John Philip
Sousa has played In Portland.
There are many thousands who have
never heard him and just many more
who will want to jrar him again.
He will be here with his band at
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the Oaks auditorium next Sunday and
Monday. July 25 and 26. Concerts will
be given each afternoon and evening
at 2:30 and 8:30.
It goes without saylnir that this en
pacement Is the most cowtly ever made
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JUNE and JULY
The most tryinjj
months of the whcla
year to some people
are June and July.
heat, fatifrue, and all
of the distressing
oy not weatner, are
Speakinj? of the weather, at no time of the
year does the weather work such havoc. A
tonic, like Peruna, that invigorates the whole
body, is necessary. At the same time, Peruna
acts as a slight laxative. Peruna gives just
enough addiuonal vitality to enable food and
good digestion to do the rest.
Read the above over again. Then secure
at once a bottle of
It is no small matter. Every torrid wave
Eroduces many fatalities. Every hot spell leaves
ehind it a trail of wrecked lives. One bottle
of Peruna used at the right time will save
months, even years, of suffering and sickness.
THE PERUNA COMPANY
Columbus, , . Ohio
(Sold st all Drs. Sums)
by Manager Cordray. No change will
be made In the sdml!lon price to the
park, but all seats in t"- scditorlum
will be reserved.
Sou has traveled the world over. As
a renult he has achieved an almort
natchleKS organisation. Probably none
will deny he Is today the premier band
director of the world. At the same
ttntf he as thoroughly American as
Coney JMand. Plttsburir or bnsclmll.
He ".ias with hltn a corps of lolM.
possibly second to none. In fact, he
has the facility of hearlnir a musician
he likes and rncicInK him Insianter.
but the new man muKt start t the
bottom of the t-oum ladder. If he were
a first clarinet with some other lead
er, he can only be a t.iird clarinet with
The fsmnim cornet soloist. Herbert 1
Clarke, wilt le heard with toui.a. al
though It ms not until Jut before
Sousn depsrted for San Francisco that
Mr. Clsrke wss able to adjust his sf
falrs as head .f a crest instrument
manuf acturlriK house so that he could
play with Sounn. Anotner soloist of
National reputation Is Frank iimon.
who will he entertained while In Port
land by William Uoldman.
It Is said that every memSer of the
band has larae property Interests In
one way or another. In fart, scarcely
a slnarle member of the Sousa organisa
tion receives a salary lower than tluii
a week, and m.iny receive f ir more.
In brass totisa has proclaimed Amer
ica and has been "heard the world
over." to quote Vils own i-losan. In
brass he tells the story of American
virility. His marches reflect the
strenuous Idealism of tha country.
Perhaps that Is the secret of his pop.
AURORA PLANS CORN SHOW
Arrangement IaIr That Kntrnnt
Slay Kxhibit at Salem .U.
At'RORA. Or.. July IT. (Special. I
The proposed corn show is arousing
considerable interest here amonir tie
business men a well as the growers.
Tlie Auiora Stste Hank last Sprinir dis
tributed acclimated seed In lar; quan
tities. It will a1n contribute large'r to tVe
funds to hold tl.e corn show. Premiums
will be offered for the same xsrleties
and quantities as will be exhibited at
the county corn show at Salem, giving
exhibitors an opportunity to enter st
FIRE IS CHARGED TO BOYS
YoungMrr Accord of Attempting
to Burn Kuscne-Mrcct House.
Stuffinc olJ newspapers Into a
clothes closet in a vacant house at 3f.J
Eugene street, about 3 o'clock yester
day afternoon. oung boys of the
neighborhood, according to a police
report, eet Tire to the papers. Onlv
quick action by the fire department
saved the bulldlna- from destruction. A
neighbor saw the smoke, and Kngine
Company No. S was summoned, arriv
ing In time to quench the blaxe before
any (treat damage was done.
The boys were reported lo be Adolph
Maers. 9. of 3s F.ugene: Harold Rob
erts. l. of 161 t'nlon avenue: Wayne
Schepple. 10. uf 77 fnlon avenue, and
Ward Wert. 13. of 3( nraxee. The
hoi.-e Is owned by Mrs. Catherine
Kxlcy. of 140 Fast Stark street.
lr. IVaiKis Irlaficld Irad.
ST AM FORP, Conn.. Julv 17. rr.
Francis IV-Ufiold. of New York, a dis
tinguished physician and surgeon, au
thor of many stsndard medical works
and consulting physician at the illness
of President McKlnley. following the
latler s assassination, died today at the
home of hi.s sister. Miss 1 : m m a if. Dela
tleld. In Noroton.
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trs. P. M. asks: "May I reduce mv
weight without exercising? 1 doh't
nava time to exercise."
Answer: Would suggest vou use
rive-graln arbolone tablets to reduce
your overweight. They are harmless
and many stout people have reduced
rrom & to 50 pounds.
"Webb- writes: -The food I est does
not seem to properly nourish mv svs
and I am nervous, tired, restless.
All my ambition and enersv seem to
hav left me. I don't eecui able to
spply myself to mv tasks, and my
duties, instead of beln a plessure. are
Irksome to me. I suffer with drawing
Pains at the ba.ie of the brain and
have paina In my spine. T never felt
nervous before in mv life, sn.i now
1 n. aiwavs embarrni-sed. afraid and
listless. What will I dor
Answer: Your whole svstem needs a
Ionic Your nervous system Is in an en
feebled condition as a result of impov
erished blood. Three-grain cadomene
tablets will overcome U.ls condition l-v
bracinn and stimulating the circula
tion and building up the worn
nruseles and nerve cells over the Worty
Avoid dissipation and e.'-iesi-cs and
practice regular living.
"Midge-" asks: "How may t round
out my figure, increase my weight and
be healthy pnd strong?"
Answer: Many people Increase their
weight. Improve their health and
vitalllv by usinrr three-train hvpo
nuclane tablets with their meals. I
have known very thin, nervous 1 eople
The questions answered below are
general In character, the symptoms or
dixcusert are given and the answers
will apply in any case of eiuular
nut ure. .
Those wishing further advice, free,
may address lr. l-ewln Haker. College
lidg.. olK-ne-L.il wood Sts.. Dayton, o.
ens-losing teif - addressed stamped en
velope ior reply. Full name and ad
dress must be given, but only Initials
or fictitious name will be used in my
answers. The prescriptions can be
filled at any well - stocked drug store.
Any druggist can order of wholesaiei-
to gain from S to SO
use of these tablets,
pounds from the
w L. asks: -Why do you suppose
I have such a sallow, pastv complexion,'
I think my kidneys mav be affected as
I have pains In the tuiall of my back
all the time."
Answer: The pains In the back might
Indicate kidney trouble, and If you
have headache, your feet swell and
your eyes have putts under them, your
urine scant with much color and bad
odor. I would suggest the -Immediate
use of bulmwort tablet lo relieve this
condition These tablets are splendid
to use. as they a.-t on the kidnevs
and cause them to do their work prop
erly, and at the same time make them
"Spring" writes: "I have two or three
boils on my face and my complexion is
vellow. My eyes are dull and mv
tongue coated. 1 am very nervous and
tired sll the time. Can't -leep at nught
and am constipated."
Answer: Your blood snd nerves are
impoverished and diseased. This results
f rom continued con s 1 1 pa lion, liet t hree
grain sulpherb tablets (not sulphur!.
They should cleat your blood, aid dices
lion and stop constipation. The boils
are inanition of bad blood.
"Crsro" writes: "My hair Is awful
looking. It is dry and broken and
dor.n t prow any more. When 1
scratch my nalp a kind of white, scalv.
otlv flllhitani'. com.. . .f f ...... i. i .
nis'y be a kind of dandrufr. My head
Answer: To overcome the itching
scalu ar.l make It healthv, use plain
vellow mlnvol. The minvol will pro
duce a beautiful. soft. luxuriant
growth cf hair by propeilv cleaning
and stimulating tho sialp. Adv.