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THE SUNDAY OltEGONIAN, PORTLAND, FEBRUARY 11, 1917.
IS BEING PLANNED
Rope Keeping Traffic Barred
at States' Intersection Will
Be Cut Down.
LITTLE GIRLS TO OFFICIATE
Governors of Both States Will Take
I"art In Programme at Vancou-
vcr awl Motor Parade Will
. Be Feature.
A mammoth bow of ribbon -will hold
In position the spliced ends of a rope
stretched across the Interstate Bridge
at the theoretical line separating the
states of Oregon and Washington at
12:30 o'clock next Wednesday after
noon. At a signal two little girls in
stiffly-starched white dresses will pull
opposite ends of the ribbon, the rope
will- drop, and the last link in the Pa
cific Highway from Mexico to Canada
will be open to traffic.
This is the chief episode in the formal
programme for the opening of the
bridge next Wednesday, as determined
upon at a meeting of the bridge com
mission in Vancouver yesterday.
Ten-year-old Eleanor Holraan, a
daughter of Chairman Kufus C. Hol
tnan, of the bridge commission, will
hold the ribbon end in Multnomah
County, and 8-year-old Mary Helen
Kiggins, daughter of Commissioner
Klggins, of Vancouver, the Clarke
Samuel Hill, president of the Pacific
Highway Association, will be the sole
speaker at the bridge. E. E. Beard,
editor of the Vancouver Columbian, and
president of the State Editorial Asso
ciation of Washington, will be master
of ceremonies and will direct the pa
rade which will follow the parting of
Exercises "Will He In Vancouver.
Multnomah and Clarke County dele
Cations, afoot, in automobiles and
streetcars, will march north on the
bridge to the pai'k blocks at Vancou
ver, where the speech-makins will be
held if the weather is fair. Should
there be rain, the concluding exercises
will be held in the United States The
ater at Vancouver.
The Multnomah County citizenry will
be led by the Police Band; the Clarke
County delegation by the Spokane,
Portland & Seattle railway employes'
At the moment of the untying of the
bow of ribbon, four flags will be un
furled on the bridge. Stationed, at the
two flags on the Oregon side of the
bridge will be Walter T. Evans, Jr.. son
of the District Attorney of Multnomah
County, and Arnold Muck, son of Mult
nomah County Commissioner Muck. On
the Washington side will be the daugh
ters of Clarke County Commissioners
Miller and Carson.
From the Government landing near
the Vancouver barracks, a cannon sa
lute will be fired as the flags are
loosed to the breeze.
Two Governors to Speak.
Governor Withycombe, of Oregon,
and Governor Lister, of Washington,
are expected to head the speakers at
the exercises In Vancouver. State,
county and city officials on both sides
of the state lino have been invited to
participate and to make brief speeches.
A feature of the programme will be
the recognition of the men who have
had an active part in making the great
bridge project possible. E, E. Howard,
of the firm of Harrington, Howard &
Ash, consulting engineers of Kansas
City, Mo., who was in charge of the
bridge work, arrived in Portland yes
terday - to attend the ceremonies.
Kpeeches will be called for from repre
sentatives of the various contracting
firms which have had the bridge work
in hand. The concerns which will be
represented include: Porter Bros., Unit
ed State Steel Products Company,
Northwest Steel Company, Pacific
Bridge Company, Warren Construction
Company, Tacoma Dredging Company
and Standard-American Dredging Com-
Ilnfiis Holman o Preside.
Promoters of the bridge project will
be represented by Frank Branch Riley.
Commissioner Holman will preside at
Speeches will be limited to five min
utes. Special trains of streetcars will leave
for the bridge Wednesday morning at
11:50 from Portland. Automobile own
ers on the west side of the river will
line up in front of the Portland Hotel,
bixth and Morrison streets, behind the
automobile of County Commissioner
llolbrook, headed north, at 11:30.
On the East Side, automobiles will go
to position at Union avenue and Broad
way behind the machine of District At
torney Evans, at 11:45. The motor pa
rades will join on the East Side and
proceed to the bridge.
Symbolic exercises commemorating
the military, industrial and social benefits-
to be derived from the completion
of the bridge will be held In June.
UKELELE IN HAWAIIAN TONGUE
SIMPLY MEANS "JUMPING FLEA"
Author of "Bird of Paradise," Which Will Be at Heilig Next Thursday and
Friday, Says Portuguese Introduced Instrument Into Islands.
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RICHARD WALTON TTJLLT. author
of "The Bird of Paradise." the
successful Hawaiian drama which
comes to the Heilig next Thursday and
Friday evenings, sheds some Interesting
and authentic light upon the ukulele.
which is now so closely connected with
music that it has become a fad all
over the country and is so tuneful and
melodious that the American uublic
can't do without it.
Incidentally, it was the Tully drama
which made popular the ukulele in
this country. When the playwright
went to the Sandwich Islands a. few
years ago in search of accurate detail
to carry out the setting for his play
he brought back six native -ukulele
players. It was they who set the style
in music which has gripped the coun
try from the Pacific to the Atlantic
Word In ' 17nromantlc
"I hate to admit it," says Mr. Tuily,
"but the word "ukulele" translated from
the Hawaiian language into English
has a most unromantic and distinctly
MR. REAMES TO APPEAR
Kiddle Case Will Be TJp Before Ap
peals Court In Sail Francisco.
Clarence I Reames, United States
District Attorney at Portland, will
leave this morning for San Francisco,
where he goes to appear before the
United States Court of Appeals In the
matter of the appeal of H. H. Riddell.
convicted before the Federal court here
on March 20 of last year on the charge
of having used the mails to defraud.
Riddell was secretary of the Oregon
Inland Development Company and it
was charged the company misrepre
sented the value of lands In the Grand
Jttonae valley it bad lor sale.
He was sentenced to pay a fine of
jjoou ana to serve a prison term of
four months. Upon the grounds that
the conviction was not warranted bv
the facta in the case, an appeal was
rnea. wr. Keames will return to Port
land later this week.
AMITY OLD-TIMERS MEET
"Thirty Years in Oregon Club" Has
Enjoyable Time at Keunion.
A MITT, Or., Feb. 10. (Special.) The
Amity "Thirty Years in Oregon Club'
held their fourth annual meeting and
banquet at the High School here last
night. Among the numbers of the pro
gramme was an old store, at which
eggs could be bought at 7 cents a dozen.
butter at 15 cents a roll, coffee at 12
cents a pound. These were the prices
au years ago.
After the programme a banquet was
served. About persons were pres
ent. Members were present from Cor
vallis. Salem, Portland, Hillsboro, For
st Grove, Newberg, Oregon City, Mc
Minnville, Sheridan Dallas and from
Han Jose Cal.t all coming especially foi
It was reported to have been, the best
meeting of the club held yet.
inappropriate bearing upon music.
VVhen the first Portuguese immigrants
came to Hawaii in the early '80s they
brought a small-sized guitar. As their
Instruments wore out they began mak
ing new ones, and incidentally dis
covered that the beautiful koa wood
which grows only in the Hawaiian
Islands was peculiarly suited for the
construction of their tiny little guitars.
The native Hawaiians took to the in
strument eagerly and' Induced the
Portugeuse makers to make the guitars
even smaller so as to be a convenient
thing to carry around.
Islanders Give Kame.
"The manner in which the instrument
is played being held close to the
chest and with the fingers of" the
right hand sweeping the strings with
great rapidity caused the little instru
ment to Jump, particularly if the tune
was a real lively one, such as the
Islanders like. This jumping suggested
the idea of a flea, and the native there
fore Jokingly gave the little guitar the
name of 'ukulele,' which literally
means 'the Jumping flea." "
17 ELK ARE MOVED
Salem and Crater Lake Park
Get Wallowa Animals.
HERD'S INCREASE IS TAKEN
State Fish and Game Commission
Plans to Liberate Elk In More
' Sheltered Parts of Oregon
During Next Few Years.
Seventeen young elk, the Increase
from the herd now in Wallowa County
brought originally from Jackson Hole
several years ago by the State Fish
and Game Commission, have been sent
to Salem and Crater Lake National
The herd passed through Portland
a week ago. Two of the young elk
will be left in Salem, where they will
be put in the State Fair grounds en
closure, and the other 15 head will be
liberated in the forests of Southern
It is the intention of the Game Com
mission to liberate in the sheltered
parts of the state the Increase from
the herd at Wallowa each year. It will
then be possible to populate the moun
tains with a game animal that has al
most suffered extinction at the hands
The elk were transported from their
home at Billy Meadows to Enterprise
with but one mishap one of the calves
contracting pneumonia and dying at
They were taken from Billy Mea
dows to their destinations by George
W. Mitchell, Deputy Game Warden, of
It was Just five years ago that the
herd of 15 elk was "planted" In Billy
Meadows. The increase Is expected to
be such that within a few years elk
will not be infrequently found iu the
12 -Years' Ice v Contract Signed.
ASHLAND, Or., Feb. 10. (Special.)
The Ashland Ice & Storage Company,
which conducts dual establishments in
this city and Medford. has closed con
tracts with the Pacific Fruit
Ex press, Wells-Fargo Express
and various meat companies do
ing business on the Southern
Pacific to furnish them ice for the next
12 years. This will require a storage
capacity of 10,000,000 pounds, implying
a supply or &0 tons dally and necessl
tating an enlargement of the plants.
HERD OF 17 YOUNG ELK BEING TRANSPORTED FROMv BILLY
MEADOWS TO ENTERPRISE TO BE LIBERATED IN OREGON WILDS.
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AMY IS GONE AGAIN
Witting Girl Fails to Return
From Trip for Stove Wood.
REPORT MADE TO POLICE
Recent Runaway Escapade and Bis.
covery of Youngster In Ash Bar
rel Recalled; Mother Claims
High European Birth.
Amy Mittlng, " 14-year-old daughter
of Mrs. John Mittlng, who says she Is
rightful heiress to the tlUea of Duchess
of Buckingham and Princess Kovalaskl,
has again disappeared from her home
at 134714 Corbett street.
The mother and child leaped into
the limelight on January 28. 1917. when
the daughter was found hiding in a
barrel in the basement of Trinity
Episcopal Church. The girl had run
away from her home, and the police
were searching the city for her.
Mrs. Mitting- reported yesterday to
Mrs. Lola G. Baldwin, of the Depart
ment of Public Safety for Women, that
the child had disappeared Friday. The
youngster went out to get wood for
the stove and did not return.
Although Mrs. Mittlng told the po
lice that the girl had been kidnaped
from her in Australia. and inter
spersed the narrative with the names
of royal and noble personages as thick
ly as a page from a Dumas romance,
the police are inclined to believe that
the little "Princess has only run
away from home. The child did not
wish to return to her mother after she
was found last month, and begged the
authorities to send her to some home
Mrs. Mittlng demanded her daughter.
however, and there was no evidence
that the child did not have a good
home, so the police had no alternative.
At that time the Princess Kovalaskl
told the authorities that her child was
a confirmed runaway.
Mrs. Mittlng produced letters ad
dressed to her as the Duchess of Buck
ingham, and in a polyglot mtxture of
French, Russian, and English assert
ed that her relatives in the house of
Kovalaskl were persecuting her be
cause of her marriage to Mittlng, who,
to use his own expression, is an "Aus
The police, however, are convinced
that the House of Kovalaski and most
of the other Russian royalty are too
busy-.warring to trouble about the off
spring of the Princess "mesalliance."
STRAHOBH TO SET SUM
PORTLAND'S SHARE! FOR RAILROAD
TO BE) NAMED SOOS.
Views ef Rlcb Country Threw Which
Line la to Run Are Taken for
Bond Market In East.
Plans for the financing of the Ore
gon, California & Eastern Railway are
progressing steadily, and definite an
nouncement is expected, to be made
this week regarding the part Portland
financial and business interests will
take in the project.
Robert E. Stra.horn, president of the
road, said yesterday that be has as
surances that Portland will contribute
a substantial quota to preliminary
funds. With the pledges already made
by the various communities in South
central Oregon, added to Portland's
contribution, the total subscriptions and
the money value of property donated
to the property will approximate $1,
000.OV0. it is estimated.
The total cost of the entire system,
comprising about 400 miles of railroad,
will be about 16,000,000. With 1,000,
000 of the outlay already virtually pro
vided for, it is planned to market bonds
covering the a, 000,000 in the East.
To facilitate the financing of the
project, Mr. Strahorn has collected
targe panoramic photographs which
strongly portray the features of the
various districts to be tapped by the
system. It required: more than a month
to obtain the views. They were taken
by Charles R. Miller, of Klamath Falls.
W. D. Cheney, of Bend and Seattle, and
J. G. Rhodes, of Bend, made up the
party, and nearly 700 miles were cov
ered to take the photographs of the
entire surveys of the project
The photographs show the wide val
leys which are highly productive when
irrigated, big stretches of dry-farming
wheat land and some of the great yel
low pine forests and grazing lands
tributary to the system which will
connect with existing terminals at
Klamath Falls, Eakeview, Bend and
The districts shown Include the Sum
mer Lake Valley, Silver Lake Valley,
the Bend district, Klamath Valley. Fort
Rock Valley, Millican Valley, east side
of Harney Valley, Christmas Lake Val
ley.' Hampton Valley. Lakeview dis
trist. Goose Lake Valley, lower portion
of Surprise valley in Isorthern Call
fornia. Paisley irrigation district, and
Duck Valley in Nevada.
One each of the enlarged views of
the surveyed line is shown. They con
firm Mr. Strahorn's claims of the low
cost of. construction of the railroad
system. There will be no engineering
problems to meet, and with easy grades
and light curvatures the system will
be capable of economical operation.
"The whole route or this big railroad
system is a constant succession of fer
tile valleys," said Mr. Cheney. "Some
are in the early stages of tillage, but
others tre so highly cultivated that
one finds it hard to realize that this is
the land which only five years ago the
late James J. Hill called The . Last
"I think it literally true that no rail
road in America, certainly none west
of the Mississippi, was ever built
through a country so ready to sup
port it." -
LODGE DANCE WEDNESDAY
Knights Templar Will Have Frolic
St. Valentine's Xlght.
The last dancing and card party of
the Winter season under the auspices
of Oregon Commandery Xo. 1, Knights
Templar, will be held on the evening
of Wednesday, St. Valentine's day.
The committee states that some en
tirely original ideas in entertainment
nave been developed, which will be
exploited on Wednesday evening. There
will also be the customary features of
dancing and cards. Elaborate prises
will be given, and refreshments will
be served. A fine orchestra has been
assembled to furnish the music.
The ecene of the frolic will be the
Masonic Temple, c"orner Park and Yam
hill streets, beginning at 8:30 o'clock.
The Result of Superior Environment
and a Service of Courtesy
THE GUEST satisfied the policy that- has
carried the fame of this great hotel into
every land on the globe.
A service dignified, yet unostentatious, seeking; only
the comfort and the satisfaction of those who sojourn
here, to the end that their impressions of this house
and this community may be pleasant ones.
--Every facility is here for the proper conduct of so
cial functions, public or private.
Sunday Table d'Hote Dinner at $1, from 5 :30 to 8 :30,
5:30 to 8:30.
dinner at $1, or
service a la
ELBERT S. ROBE,
RICHARD W. CHILDS,
The Portland Hotel
146 Fifth St, Bet Morrison and Alder
Our Spring Stockls Complete
A -wonderful assortment, with
over 100 styles to select
from, in materials of light
weight velour, serge, poplin,
ratine, gabardine and the
much-talked-of all-wool jer
seys at prices beyond com
parison 19.75 to $40.
A complete assortment in all
the latest colors and ma
terials at prices to induce
Spring buying ?17.50-?35.
OVER 100 STYLES
TO SELECT FROM
A beautiful assortment of Spring dresses in materials of taffeta,
crepe de chine, silk jersey and mannish serges. In styles too
numerous to mention $11.75 to $22.50.
in silk and all the very latest
materials $4 to $17.
Crepe de chine and Georgettes,
in all colors, at $2.95.
NOTED MEN 10 SPEAK
REED COLLEGE ENGAGES SEVERAL
FOR EARLY DATES.
reading- of Robert Burns' "Cotter's Sat
urday rvlKht," by James K. Martin.
At the close of the affair the audience
and entertainers joined In sinprlng: and
playlnp of "Auld Lang (Syne" and
County Institute Dates Set.
ABERDEEN, Wash., Fe.b. 10. (Spe
cial.) County Agriculturist C. F.
Monroe has fixed the dates for this
year's county agricultural institutes for
the week February 19 to 24. The Insti
tutes will be held two days in, Kims,
two days In iloutesu.no and two dais
William Jennings Bryan Possibly Will
' Give Talk February SI I Dr. J. D.
- Adam to Lecture Friday.
Reed College has been uncommonly
fortunate In securing noted speakers
for the weekly addresses to the stu
dent assemblies for February. Dr.
Ernest H. Llndler. head of the philoso
phy and psychology departments of the
University of Indiana, spoke at the
assemblies February 1 and 8. The
speaker for next week will be Dr.
John Douglas Adam, of Hartford,
Conn., who is known as one of the
most effective university preachers of
the East. He will speak February 16,
at 11 A. M.
Dr. Daniel Poling;, of Boston, asso
ciate president of the United Society of
Christian Endeavor, will speak, Feb
ruary 19, on "The Challenge of the
The speaker-for the following week
has not been decided, but a telegram
has been received from New York in
dicating the possibility of William
Jennings Bryan being the speaker for
February 21 and an invitation has been
extended to David Starr Jordan for
Dr. Raymond Spargo, of New York,
has been engaged as the speaker for
March 16. Dr. Spargo came to America
from England in 1901. and has been an
active speaker, writer and social work
er. He was one of the founders of
Prospect House Social Settlement In
New York and is a member of the
national executive committee of the
Socialist party. Among his books are:
"The Bttter Cry of the Children," "Karl
Marx' Life and Works," and "The So
cialism of William Morris."
Tuesday and Wednesday, March 20
and 21. Raymond Robins, sociologist
and social worker, will give several ad
dresses at Reed College.
SCOTS AT ENTERTAINMENT
Interesting Programme Given , at
Mizpah Presbyterian Church.
Nearly 300 persons 1 attended the
Scotch entertainment Friday night at
Mizpah Presbyterian Church, at Nine
teenth and Division streets, under the
auspices of the church. Highland sing
ers and pipers in bright plaids and kilts
sang the favorite melodies of Scotland.
A Scotch band, led by James Ingles,
marched down the aisles and opened
the programme. Pipers David Gray.
Walter Loch, William Gray, William
C. Graham and David Henderson were
others of the band.
Highland songs were sung by Mrs.
William Graham, soprano; Dugald
Grler and George C. Graham. Other
singers and. musicians were Mrs. S.
Young andyiltam Grler. Misses Helen
and Jean er played several violin
solos, y bresaive number as the
Allies Get More Crane Horses.
CRANE. Or.. Feb. 10. (Special.)
Smith Crane, the hors4 buyer for the
allies. Is again in this section and pur
chased two more carloads of horses
for shipment to the European war
front. Mr. Crane has shipped more
than a dozen carloads of horses from
here the lust four months,.
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Don't You See Your Child Is
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Relieve Little Stomach, Liver, and
Bowels With Candy
Listless, peevish, feverish, drooping
Little stomach sick, breath sour and
tongue coated. Mamma, you mu-t act
now or your little one will be real sick
soon. Get a 10-cent box of Cascareta
at the drug store, give a whole Cas
c -ret any time. Cascareta are harmless
and children love this candy cathartlo
which stimulates the little liver, cleans
the thirty feet of tender bowels and
sweetens thja poor, sick stomach in a
f e hours.
Mothers know that Cascareta act and
act thoroughly and that they cure the
little folks right up. Cascarets Is best
laxative for men, women and children.
XUev never gripe or eicken. Adv.
Teach Your Children
How to Fight OS the Attacks ol Deadly
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