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Future Distribution by Demo
crats Real Issue in Col
41 OF PARTY ARE IN RACE
Despite Backing of George Stone
by Representative Dill, Vn an
nounced Aspirant Is Expect
! e". to Win Customs I"ost.
OLTMPIA, Wash.. July 17. (Spe
cial.) While the Senatorial and Gu
bernatorial contests, already in evi
dence in this state, are experiencing a
Summer lull, eyes of most Washington
politicians are directed to the Demo
cratic fight for the collectorship of
customs, the last Federal plum of con
siderable Importance left in this state.
The situation is of particular inter
est because it promises to determine
whether C. C. Dill, of Spokane, the
first Democratic Representative elect
ed by his party in this state since 1896,
will be a factor in future patronage
Dill has recommended for this ap
pointment George H. Stone, former
Sheriff of Spokane County, and a close
personal and political friend of the
Representative. There are some 40
other Democrats, of more or less prom
inence and with various forms of in
dorsement, after the position, but Dill's
backing has made Stone seem the most
formidable recently. However, the
expiration of the term of Collector F.
C. Harper without a succeessor being
nominated has made, the appointment
of the Spokane ex-Sheriff seem doubt
ful, and many now look for an unan
nounced aspirant to win the race.
Trouble Traced to Convention.
The distribution of Federal patron
age in Washington has been the cause
of heartburnings among the faithful
ever since the advent of the Wilson
Administration. The cause reaches
back to the Walla Walla convention
of 1912. It was evident. In the early
Spring of that year, that Champ Clark
was the choice for President of the
working Democrats of Washington,
but the party leader. having, little
sympathy, with (any scheme approach
ing a Presidential primary, preferred
to pick delegates in the time-honored
Wilson adherents, clutching at a
seeming popular demand for primary
selection of delegates, urged this
scheme. The result was a series of
contests between primary-elected Wil
son delegations to the state conven
tion and hand-picked Clark delega
tions, the Clark leaders warning their
supporters to leave the primaries
The most notable contest was from
King County. Had the primary
elected Wilson delegation been seated
control of the state convention by the
Clark forces would have been doubt
ful. To keep control it was necessary
for the Clark men. who controlled a
majority of the non-contested dele
gates, to seat both King County dele
gations, giving each half a vote.
. Hopes for Control Are Blasted.
In the September primaries feeling
ran high over this incident, and in a
large majority of counties committees
were elected strongly opposed to the
men in control of the Walla Walla
convention, the most notable of whom
were Judge George Turner, of Spo
kane, and Hugh Wallace, of Tacoma,
Whatever hopes the state commit
tee, thus organized, had of controlling
Washington patronage were cruelly
blasted. National Committeeman John
Pattison and State Chairman Hugh C.
Todd saw their choices for one fat Job
after another rejected, and it began
to become apparent that with Judge
Turner looking after the situation in
this state and Mr. Wallace at Wash
ington, D. C, renewing acquaintance
chips with Cabinet members, a short
route to the distribution of Federal
patronage had been found by the old
The state organization lost so much
in prestige that after the September
primaries of last year the old guard
was in full control of the state com
mittee. Judge Turner dictating the se
lection of the new chairman.
The election of Dill to Congress from
the Fifth district introduced another
factor into the situation. Dill has not
been aligned definitely with either the
Turner-Wallace faction nor the old or
ganization. IVew Turn In Fight Expected.
His recommendation of Stone was
not particularly satisfactory to either
side, and the other indorsements which
Stone has obtained have been of the
lukewarm variety. The scattered field
opposed to the Spokane man has been
caused principally by the failure of
Turner and Wallace to enter into the
fight personally. In the event that the
appointment of a successor to Col
lector Harper is delayed much longer
however, it is anticipated that Turner
and Wallace may decide upon a can
strongly0 the'r OW" and Dack htm
Early In the fight over Federal pa
tronage Governor Lister was impor
tuned frequently to step into the fight
to help out the state committee as
formerly organized. Although It has
been no secret that the Governor fa
vored the faction in charge of the state
organization at that time and con
sulted it in regard to state patronage,
he declined to enter the Federal con
intCtrwa,n14 thKere ,s no indication
iVt,. ,S t0 be any change in. this
TAXPAYERS GET TOGETHER
Constitution and Bylaws Adopted at
5reeting at Pasco.
PASCO, Wash., July 17 (Special.)
The Taxpayers' League Thursday night,
at the City Hall, made arrangements
for perfecting a permanent organiza
tion. A meeting will be held for that
purpose in two weeks. A constitu
tion and bylaws were adopted which
place the management of the organiza
tion under a board of trustees to be
made up f 10 delegates from Pasco,
three from Connell and one from each
school district in the county.
A committee was appointed to obtain
members. It is the aim of the organiza
tion to accept the services of a spe
cial man from the Northern Pacific
Railroad Company to Investigate the
affairs of the city and county to make
suggestions to the league as to where
expenses can be curtailed.
NEW DISTRICT IS FORMED
Yakima County Oddfellows Elect Of
ficers for District Association.
WAPATO. Wash., July 17. (Special.)
More than 100 Oddfellows of the vil.
ley, as well as representatives from
lodges of outside jurisdictions, met
here Thursday night and. formed the
xakima. County District Association.
Sunnyside was chosen as the place
for the next district convention, to be
held in October. Officers elected were:
President, George Stephenson, of Top
penish; vice-president. R. J. Hickok, of
Zlllah; secretary, Roscoe Maddox. of
Toppenish: treasurer, Fred Hawn. of
The president then made the follow
ing appointments: Right supporter
noble grand, Charles Chapman, Top
penish; left supporter noble grand,
Jonas Hillyer. North Yakima: conduc
tor, James Lancaster, Selah; warden,
W. E. Wler, Wapato: chaplain. A. C.
Vail. Selah: inner sentinel. Chester
Goodwin, Wapato; outer sentinel, A.
Carlson, Moxee. Albert Bender, of
North Yakima, M. A.. Gore, of Salem,
and Frank Moody, of Grandview. were
appointed a committee on constitution
EXHIBIT HEADS NAMED
SOUTHWEST WASU1XGTOX FAIR HE
TA1SS M.UY OFFICIALS.
Best Display of Grains Urn Made In
West Promised Bee Department Is
to Be Added Feature.
CENTRALIA, Wash., July 17. (Spe
cial.) F. A. Degeler, of this city, who
is superintendent of fruits, vegetables
and grains at the Southwest Washing
ton Fair, has had charge of that de
partment every year since the fair was
started, and each year the department
has made a better showing than the
previous year. For the seventh annual
exhibit, to be held the last week in
August. Mr. Degeler says he will col
lect the largest showing of different
varieties of grains ever exhibited at a
fair in the West. Mr. Degeler will have
all of the space in Floral Hall.
Mrs. M. A. Waring, of this city, will
have charge of the culinary and dairy
ing departments. A milk-testing con
test will be conducted the last three
days by O. C. Van Houten. Thurston
L-. its Lund will have charge of the
poultry exhibit again, and Harry H.
Collier, of Tacoma, will be judge.
Mrs. A. J. Long, of Chehalia. will
again have charge of the floral depart
ment, while Mrs. Oscar Nelson, of this
city, will have charge of the art depart
ment. .Mrs. P. F. Wilson, of Chehalis,
will have charge of the textile and
In the stock department is H. W. A.
Tramm. M. L. . Carrier, Lewis County
superintendent of Schools, will have
charge of the educational department,
assisted by A. C. Canterbury, superintendent-elect.
The entries for the better
babies department are already pouring
in to Mrs-J. M. Schleicher, head of this
The one entirely new department of
the fair, that of bees, boner and anlarv
products, will be superintended by J. B.
ijspey. wno nas a larce aninrv In r-h.
1088 MEN BUILD ROADS
WASHINGTON IN MIDST OF WORK
ON SI ,000.000 PROGRAMME.
riff Ranch Run by State at . Honor
Camp Wages Are Normal, but
Accommodations Are Many.
OLTMPIA, Wash., July 17. (Spe
cial.) Construction of state roads by
force account has reached greater
proportions in Washington this year
than ever before. Payrolls this week
show a total of 1088 men employed
directly by the state in road work. Of
the 1, 000. 000 programme of highway
construction outlined for this year, ap
proximately 350,000 wonth, or more
than one-third, will be done by the
force account method.
While the state wages, ranging from
$2.25 upward, are no better than those
of contractors, the tables set by the
highway department's commissary
division, and general arrangements for
the welfare of the workers, probably
are the best in the state. Shower
baths have been installed at all the
At the convict honor camp in Col
berly Canyon, Douglas County, the
state is running a small nte- ran-h ,
a side line. Standardization has h..n
practiced by the state in operation of
the various road camps. Wages are
the same, at all points, laborers start
ing work at $2.25.
The six-day week and eight-hour day
applies to all camps, including h
vict camp, and a standard ration also
has been .adopted, which has been re
duced to tabular form, so that orders
can be placed for any force from two
iu tor a week or
a year, at a
BIG PROJECT REVIVED
LOST RIVER DISTRICT IN IDAHO
TO BE IRRIGATED.
More Than 100,000 Acres to Bo Put
Vnder Water as Result of Action
of State Land Board.
BOISE. Idaho, July 17. (Special.)
The big Lost River Irrigation project
In Southern Idaho is to be overhauled
for the ultimate delivery of water to
close to lOO.OOu acres of rich land.
This is made possible by recent action
by the Land Board of Idaho accepting
the proposal of the Utah Construction
Company to spend more than $1,000,
000 on the project. The board ap
proved the new contract.-. These con
tracts call for the delivery of two
acre-feet of water to the lands In the
project. Work Is to be started as soon
as State Engineer Smith can Inmprt
and approve the company's plans and
me contracts De issued.
For more than a year the Utah Con
struction Company has had its en
gineers at work investigating the big
Lost River region endeavoring to find
a location for a dam and new reser
voir site. They have always come
back to the old reservoir and ,the
Mackay dam. a great earthen and
concrete formation, which never suc
cessfully held the water in the reser
voir. It has been decided to go down
to rock bottom below this dam and
make use of that part of the structure
still in good condition, in the rebuild
ing operations. When rebuilt it is
certain, according to the engineer's
estimates, that the dam will hold
500 Men Working on ew Hallway.
CENTRALIA, Wash., July 17. (Spe
cial.) W. E. Brown, superintendent of
construction on the Puget Sound &
Wlllapa Harbor Railway, said Thurs
day that nearly BOO men are employed
on the completion of the new line from
Doty to Raymond. A part of this force
is employed at the Milwaukee gravel
Pit west of Centralis, The road was
completed as far as Doty last Fall and
trains have been in operation since
then to that point. It Is expected that
through traffic to Raymond will be
inaugurated about November X,
HANGS Id BALANCE
Senator Borah Brings Issue in
Idaho to Head by
Stand for Law.
OTHER LEADERS DIVIDED
Act Declared Kfficient Weapon in
Hands of People Against Low
Standards in Office and Use
in Treasury Case Cited.
BOISE. Idaho. July 17. (Special.)
Either the direct primary will eurvive
in Idaho untouched or it will be
stricken from the statutes in toto.
This is the situation that has been
brought about over continued attacks
on the law by prominent Republican
party leaders who prefer the old con
vention system of nominating candi
dates to that of the direct primary.
and the attitude assumed by United
States Senator Borah, champion of the
primary act. who is for it unalterably
He believes that it Is the one weapon
the people have left by which' they
can strike at political venality In pub
lic -office, and he points to the condi
tions that have been raised in Idaho
as an example.
Borah Defends Measure.
In an address delivered before 4000
farmers at the Roswell-Parma picnic
this week he attacked what he termed
"Idaho's shame and humiliation," and
called the primary and its proper ex
ercise as means for preventing a du
plication and holding public officials
to strict accountability. His remarks
created a distinct impression in Idaho
When the last Legislature convened
direct attacks were made on the pri
mary law. Threats were made to re
peal it. Bills were introduced to amend
and emasculate it. One of these pro
posed the old convention plan for state
officers, allowing the primary plan to
apply only to, county officers.
Senator HI or lis Move.
It was Senator Borah who blocked
the Introduction of these bills as party
measures, for he was consulted, and
pointed out the probable results should
the primary be repealed.
At the more recent state central com
mittee meeting here, the primary law
was again attacked in executive ses
sion. Senator Borah later in an ad
drees answered the attack and de
fended the law. The senior Senator
now has taken the issue direct to the
people. In his Roswell address he first
took up Statehouse conditions, in the
looting of the treasury, to show that,
once aroused, the people could right
affairs through exercise of their fran
chise at the primary election.
Fnrreachlnsr Effect Described.
"Idaho has lately suffered shame and
humiliation by reason of the betrayal
by some of those in whom the people
had reposed theif confidence. It is a
nauseating affair the cold, cowardly,
deliberate bartering of the state's
"The actual taking of public funds
Is bad enough, but the loss of the
money taken, should it be lost, is al
together the least of the consequences
of such evils. Corruption In public of
fice is not to be measured in its evil
consequences by the direct loss oc
curring; such things impair the stand
ing of the state In every financial cen
ter of the United States.
Business Hit by Theft, He Says.
"It reduces the value of every farm,
of every home and cow, of every state
and municipal bond and warrant; it in
creases your taxes and lessens your
values. Such things are not only de
plorable, from a moral standpoint, but
they are also bad as a pure question
"The debauchery of the American
electorate, the incompetency and venal
ity of public officials, the bett-yal of
public trusts, the dull and sodden sense
of public decency which have charac
terised, to some extent, our state, are
not party questions. I must say to you
frankly that I think the situation de
plorable. Laxity at Polls Rebuked.
"State pride In some quarters seems
utterly dead. The state seems, in the
mind of some parties, a legitimate sub
ject of public prey, and at the same
time hundreds and even thousands of
our citizens go neither to the primary
nor to the election, where our officers
are finally chosen.
"I am aware that well-meaning peo
ple will regret to have these things
said: but we have kept silent or re
fused to acknowledge the situation long
enougn, ana neitner party obligations
nor a false sentiment should restrain
us any longer. It is a mistaken idea to
nurse in silence the cancer that is eat
ing away your system.
Decency Called Dead In Name.
"If I had my way about It I would
make the right to vote depend upon
the faithful exercise of the franchise
and not upon color or sex. I would
disfranchise those who for no good
reason remain away from the polls. A
blunted sense of public decency, a low,
inert, sodden conception of the relation
of a public servant to the trust re
posed in him seems to have taken a
wide and firm hold in the state.
"Some people urge that we repeal the
primary law. Speaking for myself. I
am unalterably and uncompromisingly
opposed to its repeal or to its emascu
lation. I am not willing to take the
weapons of political warfare out ol
the hands of the people.
' Repeal Firmly Opposed
"I want to be frank with my party
and with all concerned, and I would
support no man for a responsible of
fice who was. pledged to Its repeal or
to its emasculation, and I would un
hesitatingly denounce any platform In
which such a doctrine was written.
"Some have said to me that we had
no such condition of affairs under the
convention system as under the prl
mary. How short are their memories.
Purchase of Members Recalled.
"There was a time in this state when
the price of a member of the Legisla
ture In a Senatorial contest ranged from
$1750 to a pair of hand-me-down pants,
a cheap walking cane and $5, the latter
of which was won back in a poker
game the same night.
"I am told that the pendulum is
swinging back. Some people think so
and some pray it is so, and therefore
say so. They say that the people are
tiring of these matters. Well, let the
pendulum swing others will do as
they think best, but so far as I am con
cerned I will wait until it comes back."
Rain Damaging Hay in Linn.
LEBANON. Or., July 17. (Special.)
The continued rains of this week are
doing an Immense amount of damage
to the big crop of hay In Linn County,
which is now nearly all cut and Is In
the field. The rains have been a ben
efit to the Spring grain, potatoes and
gardens, but If they continue this will
be more than offset by the damage to
tho hay and ripe grain.
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honlsa completed Interior decorative
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$17.50 Seamless Tapes
try Brussels Rugs, Spe
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The 80c square-yard grade Printed Linoleum, f 7
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68 and 70
PASTIME IS FLYING
Portland Druggist Uses Bi
plane Which He Built.
OBSTACLES ARE. OVERCOME
Machine With 50-Horsppower Kn
glne Meets All Requirements and
Outdistances Railroad Trains
VANCOUVER BARRACKS. Wash.,
July 17. (Special.) Learning- to navi
gate the air In a machine he has built
himself, as a means of recreation, is
a hobby of Louis Darin, of Portland,
who in the past three years has over
come all obstacles In his path, and
has arrived at the door of success
Mr. Barln has Riven practically all
his leisure time for more than three
years to perfecting his machine, though
he has a monoplane which he built
last year, now cut up for stove wood
In his basement at his Portland resi
dence. This monoplane flew. In a way,
rising at least 20 feet off the ground.
Then It tried to dive bead first to the
ground when W. T. Bailey. Mr. Barln's
mechanician, was attempting to make
In the morning when there was nc
AVIATOR IN AEROPLANE OF
It take wing. This machine, Mr. Barln
holds, was all right in itself, but It
needed a motor twice as powerful as
he had in it.
Present Msohlae BIplsoe.
The present biplane used by Mr.
Barln was designed by John Burkhart.
of Portland, an aviation engineer, and
was built by Mr. Barln and his as
sistant, W. T. Bailey. It has a sur
face of 364 square feet and Is equipped
with a Roberts two-cycle. four
cylinder engine, capable of developing
This Spring, after the machine was
built In Portland, it was hauled to the
Barracks and set up at the aviation
ca'mp on the artillery drill grounds.
The Government gave permission for
him to fly there, and cut the weeds
with a 'mower for the benefit of the
troops to practice. For weeks, Mr.
Barln experimented, starting across the
large field in his biplane, but never
rising above the ground. Finally,
however, he essayed a few short flights
a short distance from the ground early
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wind. His englno made so much nol.-e,
however, that after a few flights. Mr.
Burin was ordered to make no flights
before 7 A. M.
Uriah of 2OO0 Fret Reached. -
With each succeeding day. Mr. Barln
was able to go a little higher, until
Wednesday he felt confident he could
cross the Columbia Ulver and land
at the Hose City Speedway. He at
tained a height of 2000 feet and rnade
a bee line for the speedway where he
was met by a number of friends who
knew he was going to make the flight.
Returning, he did not till his gasoline
tank, which was rather low. and when
he was midway of the Columbia River,
three miles from his aviation camp,
his engine died. He was then 1200 feet
high, and he began to volplane to the
best landing place he could find. He
landed without mishap on the north
bank of the Columbia River in a field,
and waited for a helper from the camp
to bring enough gasoline for him to
return to the camp. When he was
crossing the Columbia, at this height.
It was about 8 o'clock and growing
dark. It wss with difficulty he could
see, and found he was too far up the
river when he chanced to see the North
Bank steel drawbridge across the river.
By the time he reached camp, it was
Aviator tVrliaa 2.V Foaads.
Mr. Barln Is a large man himself,
weighing 250 pounds. He is a druggist
in I'ortland and comes over every even
ing to fly, returning to Portland on
the first ferry -at 6 A. M.
Already he has had a number of
offers to make flights. at fairs In the
Northwest, and has signed up for some
of them, beginning in September. He
hopes to make enough money to pay
for the machine and reimburse him for
the money he has spent In learning to
fly. but he does not Intend to make
aviation his profession.
He has had an offer to fly with auto
mobiles at the Rose City Speedway
HIS OWN MAKE AT VANCOUVER.
Sunday. July 25. but owing to bis com
paratively low-powered engine, will
probably not do so. he said. He may
give an exhibition flight, however.
In making the sharp turns at the
speedway, his engine has not enough
reserve power and the venture would
be too hazardous. Later, Mr. Barln
hopes to put a 100-horsepower engine
In his machine. He has already reached
a speed of 75 miles an hour, has raced
the railroad traina passing through the
barracks an4 won.
This is the same field on which Silas
Christofferson learned to fly. Krall
Komm and Roy Nsgel. two young In
ventors of Vancouver, have built a
monoplane and are trying It out on
the same field with Mr. Barln. They
have lui old motor Silas Christoffer
son first used.
Mr. 3arln Is annoyed by scores of
people who want him to take them on
flights, but as his machine Is not
equipped with an extra seat, be has de
clined bo comply. He has taken his
mechanician or flights about the field.
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THIEVES GASH CHECKS
MAIL 1DICK ROBBERS VICTIMIZE
URAYS HARBOR MKRCH 4X1-9.
Bold Crooks Abstraet Pay Yoorbers
Frost Seolod Parkrt mmd Se
cure More Thaa tSOO.
HOQUIAM. Wash.. July 17. (Spe
cial.) Upwards of $500 worth of checks
stolen from the mail between Ocosta.
on the lower harbor, and Aberdeen, on
July S. have been cashed in this city,
at Aberdeen and at Moclips. The theft
was not discovered until Friday and Its
extent was not known until late last
night. The theft is one of tho most
clever that local officers have had to
deal with in some time.
About $900 worth of checks issued
to employes by the Markhara Shingle
Company, of Markham. and by the
South Bay Whaling station, were
cashed by Anderson &. Coghlan. gro
cers, who are in charge of the post
office at Ocosta. They indorsed the
checks and sealed them in an envelope
to send to an Aberdeen bank for de
posit on Monday. July S. The mail for
Ocosta Is forwarded from Hoqulam.
Some time after the letter was mailed
in Ocosta. and before It reached the
bank In Aberdeen, the envelope con
taining the checks was stolen and
about half of the checks taken out. The
remainder were replaced in the en
velope, it was reseated, and reached
the ban July t.
The thief erased the Indorsement of
Anderson tc Coglsnd and cashed the
checks at local Aberdeen and Moclips
business houses on the original signa
tures of the workmen, to which they
had been Issued, passing himself off in
each case as the original payee. The
robbery was not discovered until yester
day, when tho Ocosta grocery received
their returns from the bank and found
they were not credited with the amount
which they had forwarded.
Officers here bellee the robbery occurred-
at the Ocosta postofflce. as the
leather mall pouch is closed and
locked there and could not be opened
until it reaches the local office except
by cutting It.
MARSHFICLD CHAMBER 8KKK9
BEST METHOD Or" DISPOSITION.
Proceed lags That Will Develop loosed
Tracts aad larrriM Farsss
MARSH FIELD, Or.. July 17. (Spe
cial.) The Chamber of Commerce will
offer suggestions as to what disposi
tion should be made of the Oregon &
California land grant, providing Con
gress orders sale f the holdings at
next Winter's session. A committee of
three C. It, Peck, attorney; J. Albert
Matson. one of the leading business
men. and Hugh P. McLain. postmaster
is considering methods for the dis
position of the grant.
The principal Issue In this section
of the state will be that of develop
ment. Since the land grant was made
In 18 there has been little clearing
of land, no farming, and the timber
had - been untouched. The Coast dis
trict has little ranching lands, and
many wish to see the timber holdings
disposed of. hoping they would be de
nuded of timber snd cultivated Into
homesteads, supporting a greater pop
ulation. The best example of the slowness
of timber harvesting Is shown In this
county at Beaver Hill, where the Coos
Bay Timber A Cost Company owns II
sections, bought 10 or 11 years ago.
This averages heavier than any other
Umber near to mllla aad tidewater. The
I rilOl TKRKns AMlllKPAIHriH OK fi r.
MTl HE, are assured mt trustworthy
HnkMuklrn all mrk entrusted to our rarr.
at moderate prteea. Estimates submitted.
9xl2-ft. size in SEAMLESS
Reg. price, $35.
$27.50 Axminster Rugs,
Several well - selected pat
terns in the 9-by-12-ft. size
offered this week at the above
Interestingly low price.
The Restful and Shapely
fills an important mission in the furnt-n-Ina-of
library or living-room. ivorf t uff cd
tufted arm snd bm-k. hair-flile.1 and with"
bent springs; msde to order In (17 rr
our own shops. Special o4fa3U
NVith down eat and back from ;i up
(Dale and JPine
tract was valuable because of its lo-'
Smith-Powers operated on the tract
for six years. The Simpson Lumber
Compnny had a camp on the property
for two or three years, and Swsyne
Hoyt have been cutting for 1 months,
and yet less than four sections of the
It are cut over.
At this rate those It sections, cen
trally located, near the Southern Pa
cific Railroad, snd within a few miles
of tidewater In three directions, would
not be Impoverished for 35 yesrs.
Considering the fact that all the mills
on Coos Bay were calling on the tract
for supplies of logs, the hope of con
verting Coos County's vast timber areas
Into ranches seems to be a dream that
at the present rate will not be realized
for probably two centuries.
FOREST GROVE MAN BURIED
C. W. Huh, Who IMod at Ape of
58, Laid to Ket at Cornelius.
COR.NELIL'S. Or.. July 17. (Specia.1.)
C. tV. Fitch, who died at his home In
Forest Grove Monday, was burled li
the Cornelius Cemetery Wednesday.
Mr. Fitch was born In Ohio is years
ago and came to Oregon In 1S79. A
few years later he married Miss Bertha
Beach, who survives him. After farm
ing in Marion County for a short time
they camo to Washington County and
settled on a farm Juxt south of town,
where they lived until a few years ago.
Besides his widow, he leaves three
daughters Mrs. Ward Tolson. Mrs. K.
L Will and Eleanor Fitch.
Bandon Holds Sweet Pea SIiow.
MARSH FIELD. Or.. July 17. (Spe
cial.) Bandon held a sweet pea show
today and there was a profusion of ex
hibits. The promoters of the show
offered six prises for the choicest flow
ers and. the Judges were confronted
with a difficult series of decisions:
Handon has many growers who pay
great attention to cultivation of sweet
peas and the varieties and luxuriance
of the offerings of the contestants was
gratifying tr th. r-s rt lclr n t s.
SPECIAL NOTICE " t
reason your lo
cal trade cannot supply you. send
your order snd remittance to
The Daffy Malt Whiskey Co.
171-173 Minna U. Ma t raorisoo, CsL
They will have your order taken
care of promptly at the following
1 Bottle, t'.l press Psld, tl.lS
2 Bottle. 2-lS
4 Bottles s-OO
Remit by Kxpresa Order. Postof
flce Order or Certified Check. tt
cash is sent have your letter registered."