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THE SUNDAY OREGONIAN, PORTLAND, FEBRUARY 11. -1917.
BULL RUN RESERVE
MAP MADE FROM UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY SHOWIN G BULL RUN RESERVE BOUNDARIES AND PROPOSED BOUNDARIES
WHICH WOULD RELEASE LAND NOT RIGHTFULLY, IT IS CONTENDED, IN WATERSHED.
Release of Certain Portions
Would Give Opening
to Mount Hood.
ADVANTAGES SET FORTH
Richard J. Grace Points Out That
Water for Portland Is Fur
nished by Large Number of
BY RICHARD J. GRACE.
Will H. Daly, Commissioner of Pub
lic Utilities of the City of Portland, re
cently made the statement that the
land around Lost Lake should be pur
chased and added to the Bull Run re
serve. "Why this was necessary, as I
this lake is entirely outside of the I
.watershed of Bull Run and its tribu
taries, was not quite plain. Later the
writer saw Mr. Daly at the City Hall,
on some other matters, and while look
ing at a relief map of the reserve, sug
gested to Mr. Daly, that If they were
going to change the boundaries, that
the city release some sections on the
north adjoining the highway and which
are absolutely outside the watershed,
end which should be open for the use
of the public, travelers and campers.
on the highway.
An investigation of the watershed of
the Bull Run and its tributaries was
made in order to better present this
matter to Mr. Daly. It revealed quite
a number of things about the reserve.
which are evidently not very well
known. For instance we speak of
"Bull Run water."
Many Creeks Contribute.
The water we receive certainly comes
Xrom Bull Run Creek at the headgates.
but one of tne largest contributors is
Blazed Alder Creek, which has the
largest watershed in the reserve and
rises in Hickman Lake. Other promi
nent creeks are Cedar Creek. Trout I
Creek. Log Creek (which rises in Blue
Lake). Falls Creek and an unnamed
branch, the North Fork of Bull Run
(rising In the lakes in Latourell
Prairie), and Cougar Creek, which has
its sources in a valley about a mile and
e. half cast of Larch Mountain. There
are numerous other creeks, some prob
ably drying up In the late Summer.
This investigation also showed that
there were some 218 square miles In
the reserve, and of these a little more
than 71 square miles, or nearly a third
of the area is outside of the watershed
of the Bull Run and its tributaries and
could be safely released. It also showed
that In section 33, township 1 north.
range 6 east, that Cougar Creek pre
viously mentioned as a tributary is en
tirely outside the reserve line. The!
southeast quarter of this section should
be added to the reserve, to keep people
from camping on the creek at tm
point, as the northwest corner of the
same section is Just east of the sum
mit of Larch Mountain. Why the major
portion of township 2 south, range 8
cast, containing the Clear and Muddy
forks of the Sandy, Lost Creek, Burnt
end Beaver Lakes, the North Side or
Zig Zag Mountain and the west ena
of Yocum ridge was ever Included is
hard to say,
Putting this portion In the water re
nerve has blocked approach to Moun
Hood from the west and withdrawn
much of interest scenically and geolog
ically from public view. The water
produced in this section is full of loess
and glacial silt, ana cannot do usea in
any public water system. While we
are on this side of the map, notice also
that the greater part of the watershed
of the Little Sandy is also Included in
Probablv this latter was Intentional
as several miles of flume or a flume
and tunnel would make it possibre to
divert this clear stream into the Bull
Run should the increased consumption
of water, or the needs of a proposed
power plant ever demand it.
Divide Is 150O Feet II lit.
At Lost Lake there is a divide 1500
feet high between it and Bull Run
Lake, and there are about two miles
horizontally between them. This makes
a rather good fence and should also
prevent contamination or pollution of
the waters of the latter. There is
MAP OF THE DULL RUM RESERVE dN-
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ANALYSIS OF PROBLEM OF ROAD
IMPROVEMENT IS DRAWN UP
Professor F. G. Young, of Department of Economics of University of
Oregon, Offers Guide to Legislation.
TNTVERSITY OF OREGON, Eugene,
Feb. 3. (Special.) Professor F. G.
Young, of the department of eco
nomics. University of Oregon, who was
in charge of the commonwealth con
ference on the subject of road build
ing, held in' Portland January 4-5 last,
has drafted an analysis of the problem
of road improvement in Oregon. Pro
fessor Young's analysis, Dased on long
study of the problem and made in the
light of his observations at the Port
land conference, is intended as a guide
to the kind of legislation he believes
is needed to realize the dream of bet
ter highways in this state. Highway
planning on an investment basis and
co-operation between state and Nation
in roadbuilding are his salient sugges
tions. Professor. Young points out In open
ing his analysis that Oregon ls spend
ing more money per capita on its roads
than any other state in the union ex
cept one. Oregon's highways are cost
ing between S9 and $10 per capita per
annum, the annual expenditure being
Professor Young emphasizes the im
portance of good roads to Oregon's de
velopment. Reduced cost of market
ing, full returns in scenery and cli
mate, recreation features and the set
tling up of the country to make avail
able the state's immense power re
sources are outlined as the basis for
Oregon's high valuation of the worth
of good roads.
Planned System Lacking-.
The slow progress heretofore made
toward the attainment of an adequate
highway system is attributed by Pro
fessor Young to crude and ineffective
road improvement methods and the
lack of planned system. The road as a
structure, he says, has not been re
garded and handled with insight and
care in construction and maintenance.
The factors that make and those that
desaroy good roads, the materials and
treatment necessary for a comparative
ly permanent road, had not in the past
been determined. The labor and capital
have not been applied in roafl improve
ment under tests of definite unit costs
or of standards of fTiciency. The pub
lie of the road district, of the county
unit and of the state at large have not
been able to see Just how greater skill
and efficiency in road construction and
maintenance would have meant for
each a higher type of road facilities,
Professor Young emphasizes that
there must be planning of a road sys
tem on an Investment basis for each
order o4 areas having unity of traffic
routes and distinctive highway needs.
This calls, he says, for district road
systems. Including the local routes of
the respective communities having
common connections with the main
marketing roads; county road systems
in which the roads radiating from the
different marketing centers to the dif
ferent branch road systems are in
cluded; a state highway system In Ore
gon for connecting sections separated
by the National forests and for devel
oping the scenic and recreational re-
j hources of the state.
Co-operation la Favored.
The Oregon situation. Professor
Young thinks, calls for the largest
state co-operation with National road
building effort. Interest of state and
Nation are one in demanding develop
ment of the National forests by means
of roads that are an integral part of
the Oregon highway system, roads con
necting sections of the state separated
by the National forests and improved
highways to facilitate rural distribu
tion of United States mail.
Rationally directed effort In road im
provement, as seen by Prof essor Young,
starts with the determination of the
type of Improvement warranted by the
volume and character of the traffic
which the improved road is likely to
bear. A traffic census on the route or
an inventory of the productions of the
traffic basin of the proposed road are
The most economic type of road im
provement is that from which there
is the largest excess of gain in annual
traffic utility over the annual Interest
on first cost plus the annual deprecia
tion and repair cost and ann.ial main
tenance cost. There must also he de
termined the most suitable materials
to . be used as conditioned by their
availaabllity to a given stretch of road
and by their durability.
"Before any money is taken from the
pockets of the people in a tax levy or
an annual interest charge is saddled
on their backs through any bond issue."
says Professor Young, "there should
be ascertained the types of road most
economical for the existing and proba
ble traffic needs, the climatic soil and
topographical conditions, also the or
der of construction of the individual
roads of this particular system and the
probaole maintenance cost."
People Should Determine.
"It Is for the people to determine
when and to what extent they wish to
Invest in roads and for the engineer
to be in control to insure the best re
turns from the road investment."
A state highway department, it is
pointed out in the analysis, should ad
minister the improvement of the spe
cific highway system which several ele
ments In the Oregon highway situa
tion make essential. A state highway
department would 'apportion the funds
from the state millage Toad levy
through which urban interruption Is
made for rural highway improvement:
it might apportion or apply directly
the receipts from the licenses on mo
tor vehicles. Through the state high
way department's superior engineering
skill is made available in a supervisory
capacity for county road improvement
throughout the state.
Professor Young concludes his an
alysis with an outline of the main
tenance problem. This problem, ha
says, "begins the day construction
ends." A little water at frequent inter
vals during the Summer months would
be a Godsend to. all Oregon roads ex
cept the few miles of asphalted and
concrete surfaced highways, while too
much water during the Winter from
above and below Is their ruination un
less they are rightly drained and main
tained. "The maintenance needs, says Pro
fessor Young, "then simply are a bind
er for the surface particles during the
Summer months and a crowned, smooth
and impervious surface in the Winter,
with the under and the side drains un
obstructed. It would add so much to
life in Oregon to be free from the road
dust of the Summer and the road mud
of the Winter."
DRAWINGS MADE BY RICHARD J. GRACE TO UPHOLD, HIS CONTENTIONS.
DEAD WOMAN PIONEER
MRS. JASPER NEWTON, OF MOLSOS,
CAME TO OREGON IN 1852.
Early Settler In Benton County, Oregon,
Survived by Widower and Nine
Mrs. Jasper Newton, who died re
cently at her home in Molson, Wash.,
was among the early Oregon pioneers,
having come to Oregon in 1852over the
old Oregon tralL
She was born In Iowa, June 16, 1848,
and came to Oregon with her parents.
The trip over the rough trail was
severe one and was made when cholera
was prevalent among' tne westwara
immigrants. Her father, mother and
five brothers and sisters died or the
malady while on the trip and the little
square mile embouching on the south-) glTi continued her journey in company
west corner of Lost Lake that could be
eliminated from the reserve without
clanger and would enable anyone camp
lng on this beautiful lake to- wander
around without violating the boundary
As it now exists anyone rowing into
the southwest corner of the lake Is
trespassing on the Bull Run reserve.
Another ludicrous thing is the inclu
sion of the headwater and the most or
Eagle Creek (the one you have picnicked
on at the highway). Tanne' Creek,
which supplies the fish hatchery at
Bonneville: Moffett Creek. Kelly Creek
(at Warrendale), and Oneonta CreeK
all of which flow directly north Into
the Columbia and are of necessity
therefore, in watersheds that are not
tributary to the Bull Run.
It seems supremely ridiculous when
we consider that the Bull Run reserve
at one point is within a half mile of
the highway, when the nearest point
of the Bull Run watershed Is over three
miles south of the highway, and some
3 300 feet above it and on the other
aide of the divide.
Map Shows Reserve.
The accompanying map is accurate,
Having been made from the United
States geological survey of the country
Involved. It shows the present outline
of the reserve and a suggested new one.
It shows the quarter section that
should be added at Cougar Creek, ana
Jt shows the eliminations that could
and should, be made for the pleasure
end accommodation of the public. The
land would pass under the control of
the forest service, and would be acces
sible to the public, and under the serv
ice management would produce some
revenue, where now it is totally Isolated
in uselessness and non-productiveness.
Its release would free over 45.000 acres
of land and open up some wonderful
country around Shellrock Mountain and
upper Eagle Creek under the adminis
tration of the forest service.
If the city authorities have in view
any iuiure use or lue waters or tne i a
Little Sandy, additional land in town-
hip 2 soutn. ranges s, 6 and 7 east,
should be procured to thoroughly pro-
. tect its watershed. This little known
river is very clear and of good size and
flow, having its source east of Aschoff
Buttes, in the Goodfellow Lakes, which
are now in the Bull Run reserve.
Evidently the original boundaries of
the reserve were laid out before the
United States topographical surveys of
the region were completed, or the whole
of the Bull Run watershed was sur
veyed. It includes so much land that is
not tributary to the Bull Run, and is,
. therefore, uselessly isolated, that its
boundaries should be revised in accord
ance with the surveys completed by the
Government In 1911 and published In
with her two remaining brothers and
They arrived at the site of Portland,
which was then only a small settle
ment. Here the sister died. The chil
dren then continued to Benton County,
Oregon, and arrived there just six
months after they began the trip from
Before her marriage to Jasper New
ton, December 9. 1863, she was Ursula
Freel. The Newtons moved from Ben
ton County to the Palouse country
shortly after their marriage. In 1906
they located on a homestead near Mol
son, wash., ana later moved to tne
Mrs. Newton had been a pioneer in
every locality in which she had lived
since a little girl and always had been
Mrs. H. C. McGulre, Chesaw, Wash.,
and Mrs. J. W. Grant, Killam, Alberta,
Canada. The funeral was conducted
by Rev. Jacob Schnider.
STREET OPENING PROPOSED
Meetings to Be Held Urging Work
on Interstate Avenue.
Property owners on the northwest
part of the city interested in opening
up Interstate avenue, formerly known
as Patton and Maryland avenues, will
hold a series of meetings in that part
of the city, starting tomorrow night
with a gathering at the hall at Mary
land avenue and Falling street.
It "Is proposed to open up the newly
named avenue to a connection with
the interstate bridge.
Another meeting on the same sub
ject will be held Tuesday night In the
vacant store building at 98 West Kil
llngsworth avenue, and a third meet
ing is set for Wednesday night In the
bank building at Kenton.
GARDEN CHIEFS PICKED
CAPTAIN WILL DIRECT WORK , AT
REBEKAHS ABE HONORED
UTOPIA LODGE ENTERTAINS GRAND
OFFICERS AT BANQUET.
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sewer lav; is expected
Three Projects Fend on Action by j
Word was received yesterday by City
Commissioner Dleck that prospects are
bright far the passage by the Legisla
ture of the proposed new drainage bill
to enable cities and counties to join
in sewer construction. The measure
has been approved by the House Ju
diciary committee and by the Multno
mah County delegation.
On the outcome of the bill pends
three large sewer projects, which when
built, must be partly inside the city
and partly In Multnomah County. The
projects are the Peninsula sewer sys
tem, the Johnson Creek system and the
Balch Creek system.
Effort Will Be Made to Have Produce
Ripen In July, When Educators v
Will Be Here.
Pupil captains will have charge of
school gardening work in Portland this
season. This is a new plan of opera
tions, and 42 boys and one girl have
been appointed captains. They have
qualified by taking several lessons in
agricultural experiments from Garden
Supervisor L. A. Read.
The captains will direct the work of
plotting, planting and fertilizing the
school-garden plots under the supervi
sion of the principals of the schools
that they attend.
Special attention will be given this
year to vegetables that will reach their
maturity in July. In this way the Na
tional Education Association visitors
will be given a view of Portland school
gardens at their best, it is now esti
mated that there Will be between 4
and 50 school gardens under the cap
tain system this season.
The following pupil captains have
been named to date: Eleanor Scott. Ala
meda; Gerald Bradshaw, Alblna Home
stead; Howard McCann, Arleta; Robert
McCulloch, Beaumont; Robert Austin,
Brooklyn; Ernest Burkenshire. Buck
man: Leland Frederickson, Capitol Hill;
Leland Fenton, Chapman: Ernest Sun
berg, Clinton Kelly; Albert Harman,
Couch; Harold Johnson, Creston; Don
ald Lamount, Davis; Henry Domerberg,
Eliot; Simon Isensteln, Failing; Ernest
Slckhouse, Fulton Park: Herbert
Cronkhite. Glencoe; Parker Branln,
Hawthorne; Carroll Bullen, Highland;
Percival Gates. Hoffman; Leland
Chapin, Holladay; Fred Sugnet and
Lyle Hoyt, Holinan; Arthur Dether,
Hudson; Richard Jenkins. Irvington;
Robert Shatkey, Kenton; Lloyd La r sen.
Kerns; Robert Officer, Ladd; George
Rayburn, Lents; Cromwell Riches,
Llewellyn; Ralph Hods, Monta villa; Ira
Ludther, Multnomah; David Peterson,
North; Malchon Westover, Ockley
Green; George Farmer. Richmond; Rob
ert Black, Rose City Park; Paul
Malsten, Sell wood; Lester Pander,
Shattuck; Donald Read, Stephens; Roy
Gadke, Sunnyslde; Eugene Cummings,
Terwilllger; Kenneth Thompson, Ver
non; Aaron Tonkey, Woodlawn, and
Laurence Pease, Woodstock.
BANKRUPTCY SUIT FILED
Sale of Property by J. A. McMillan
Brings Action by Creditors.
That J. A. McMillan, proprietor of
the Peninsula Fuel & Transfer Com
pany. be declared a bankrupt is the
gist of petitions filed in Federal Court
yesterday by the Albers Brothers Mill
ing Company, the East Side-Fuel Com
pany and the Portland Gas & Coke
Company, who affirm they are cred
itors. It is alleged that Mr. McMillan com
mitted an act of bankruptcy last De
cember when he hindered settlement
transactions by selling two teams of
horses for J2000 and five other teams
for $4000 and withheld the money from
OEGON BOY FIGHTS IX
TRENCHES IN EIRO-,
ii- i 17"' s U
Mrs. Jafiper Newton. Pioneer
Mother of Nine Children, Who
Died Recently at Holrom, Wash.
active in the welfare of ber various
communities and the church. Her loss
will be keenly felt in the Monson
church. In which she was a prominent
Besides her husband, she is survived
by nine children William J. Newton
Portland; James Newton, Bluestem,
Wash.; -Annie P. Newton and George
E. Newton, Molsom; Mrs. D. R. McNeil,
Molson; Mrs. J. M. Henderson, St. John
Wash.; Mrs. J. W. McNeil, Kalso, B. C;
J. A. Boyce Files In Bankruptcy.
Joseph A. Boyce filed a declaration of
bankruptcy in the Federal Court yes
terday, giving exempt assets at $575
and liabilities are listed at 819,000. Mr.
Boyce was a member of -the defunct
real estate and insurance firm of Mor
gan, Fliedner & Boyce, which built
apartment and office buildings In this
city in recent years.
Rebekabs Initiate Saturday.
Columbia Rebekah lodge. No. 3, In
dependent Order of Oddfellows, will
have its regular meeting Saturday,
February 17. at the Oddfellows' Hail,
on First and Alder streets. The new
candidates will be initiated.- The drill
staff will meet February 15, Thurs
day, at 2:30, at the hall to drill.
. Sidney Seabroolt.
Sidney Seabrook, son of Mr.
and Mrs. P. S. Seabrook. of Wil
lamlna. Or., who has been serv
ing with the Canadian contingent
in the European war, recently
was made a corporal, according
to information received by W. E.
Stowe, 416 Chamber of Commerce
of Portland, from the parents.
He has been in the trenches for a
year and a half and is with the
"gas fighters." He recently sent
a photograph of himself with his
gas bag. by the aid of which he
withstood the onslaught of the
gas .bombs. The censored letters
he has sent have told of some
A brother. Nelson Seabrook, has
Just enlisted. He is only 19. Sid
ney Seabrook is now 22.
Official Wears Red Ribbon,
Deputy District Attorney Delch Dis
closes He Is In Woodmen of World
DEPTJTT DISTRICT ATTORNEY
DEICH dai-ed the displeasure of
his Municipal Court associates yester
day, when he appeared In his office and
the courtroom with a scarlet ribbon
on his coat lapel.
"What's this?" they taunted him.
And I. W. W. or an anarchist?"
The big ex-sergeant of the Philippine
campaign said never a word. But he
glared at his chief tormentors, towlt:
Municipal Judge Langguth. Deputy City
Attorney Stadter and Public Defender
"Let 'em rave." he observed: "my
time's coming." Then he added mean
ingly, "They're blue ones," as though
that explained it.
An investigation disclosed the sig
nificance of the red ribbon and the
by-play. The prosecutor, with his three
tormentors, owns membership in Mult
nomah Camp, 77, Woodmen of the
World. In a campaign for membership
launched at a recent meeting the camp
suffered Its first factional split. From
A to K its members are known as
reds": from L to Z they are known
is "blues." Each faction Is sworn to
keen competition In the strife for new
applicants, which will terminate July
The Judge and Fred stadter and
Dave Robinson are 'blues,' " Mr. Delch
confided later. "That's why, you see.
Multnomah Camp is now second largest
In the Western states. Only Golden
Gate Camp, of San Francisco, exceeds
it in membership. And we propose to
remedy that before July 1."
The membership of Multnomah Camp,
Woodmen of the World, is now 8200.
It Is proposed to increase the roster to
3500 before the campaign closes.
Centralia Realty Deal Closes.
CENTRALIA, Wash.. Feb. 10. (Spe
cial.) One of the biggest realty deals
closed in several months was announced
today, wherein Fred and John Aust
trade two apartment bouses on West
Main street to Frank Leisner, former
publisher of the Oakville Cruiser, for
a 160-acre ranch near Oakville. Mr.
Leisner will move his family here,
while John Aust will move onto the
At Close) of Lodge Session all Present
Have Opportunity to Meet Presi
dent and Other Officials.
Mrs. Nollle Wallenburg, president of
the Rebekah Assembly, and other grand
officers were gueste of honor at Uto
pia Rebekah Lodge last Thursday
night. Mrs. Christine Anderson, noble
grand, presided. Those who were hon
ored guests were: Mrs. Nellie Watten-
burg. president of the assemDiy; mrm.
Mary Lancaster, vice-president: Mrs.
Ora Cosper, grand secretary: Miss t.aa
Jacobs, grand treasurer; Mrs. M. Al-
llngham, grain chaplain: Henry S. West-
brook, grand master: rana new,
grand warden of the grand lodge; Rob
ert Andrews, grand representative; W.
A. Wheeler, past grand master; Mrs.
Nellie Gustin. past president; Mrs.
M&.rv Swan, trustee of the assembly;
Mrs. Mary Tomlinson. trustee of the
home, and P. W. Stewart, past grand
The decree work was exemplified
and four candidates were initiated.
among-whom were Miss Gladys West
brook, daughter of the grand master.
Mrs. Jennie Klstler and Mrs. Emma
Made resented the president and
vice-nresident with bouquets of carna
tions in behalf of the lodge, and Henry
S. Westbrook. grand master, presented
the president with a unique umbrella
Miss Minnie Alexander sang two so
los. At the close of the lodge all werd
given an opportunity to meet the presi
dent and others before going to the
banauet hall, where a banquet was
Postoffice Inspector Returns.
E. C. Clement, postoffice inspector
with headquarters at Portland, has re
turned home after a trip East, where
he was called to help run down Jamrs
McXicholas. formerly of this ciiy. who
was Indicted some years ago for trans
actions in the sale of mining stock,
during which he is alleged to have
used the mails to defraud. He la now
held at Cleveland, O., awaiting trial.
TRAIN CHANGE PROMISED
More Direct Service to ftnnnllin
Points on Coos Bay Line Assured.
John M. Scott. srpnprnl n9ir
igent of the Southern Pacific, an.
ounced vesterdnv unnn , i - .
rom Coquille that a new schedule for
e f ortland-Coos Bav trains would
PUt into effect snnn ff
passed two days in the Coos Bay dis
trict In comDanv with II A Hinih.i.
general freight agent, and W. H. Jen
kins, traveling passenger agent.
wnen tne new Portland-Coos Bay
chedule becomes effective it will pro
file more direct rnnnnction, ..-i .k
residents of the Coquille district.
ir. cott Bald lumbering and ship
uilding on. Coos Bay are active and
usiness conditions are prosperous.
WELL-KNOWN CAR P K T E K
AND LODGEMAN DIES.
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Tea costs but a few cents a pound in
Henry Brockman, who was
buried last Tuesday, was born in
Germany 87- years ago and had
been in the United States for
more than 16 years, nine of them
being passed in Portland. He
was Injured at the Northwest
Steel Company plant last Decem
ber. He was found dead a week
ago Friday, at his late residence,
696 East Tenth street, by his
wife, who had just returned home
after visiting some neighbors. He
was a carpenter and a member
of Hassalo Lodge of I. O. O. F.
SALESMEN HOLD MEETING
Employes of Pacific Coast Biscuit
Company Close Annual Session.
Salesmen for the Pacific Coast Bis
cuit Company, from all parts of the
Oregon, Washington and Idaho terri
tory participated with the local sales
men in the annual meeting held at the
headquarters of the company in Port
land, x riaay ana yesterday.
President A. j. Bale was one of the
principal speakers at the conference
In the first day's session and was host
to the salesmen throughout their stay. '
Luncheons were held at the factory
and a banquet was given Friday night
at the Multnomah Hotel.
The custom of holding an annual
meeting was begun by the Pacific
Coast Biscuit Company five years ago
and has been found productive of ex
LA GRANDE HOTEL SOLD
Lot li. Snodgrass Buys Sommer
House From George E. Good.
LA GRANDE, Or.. Feb. 10. (Spe
cial.) Lot L. Snodgrass, a young La
Grande resident, today became owner
of the Sommer Hotel, heretofore owned
ty Ueorge E. Uood, one of the well
known hostelry men of the state.
Mr. Good came to La Grande 11 years
ago and after about three years' man
agement of the Foley, took over the
Sommer. He expects to locate some
where in Eastern Oregon. The new
owner has been desk clerk at the Som
mer several years. The price paid was
not publicly announced.
Railroad Club Gives Benent.
KLAMATH FALLS, Or.. Feb. 10.
(Special.) The Women's 1000 Railroad
Club, which haa been working for some
time in the interest of the new Ore
gon, California & Eastern Railroad
terminal fund, put on a programme at
the Houston Opera-House last night
for the benefit of the fund. Manager
Houston donated the use of his opera
house and furnished several reels of
pictures. There was a good attendance.
Holbrook Mail Route Changed.
The rural delivery route at present
operated from Holbrook, in Multnomah
County, north of Portland, will In fu
ture take mail from Llnnton instead,
being known as Route 2 out of the lat
ter place. The change will be made
effective on February 16 and postmas
ters of both places have been notified
of the change. Added efficiency in
serving the patrons of the route is as
signed as the reason for the transfer.