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THE SUNDAY OREGOXTAN, PORTLAND, JANUARY 27, 1918.
in in CONGRESS
LISTED BY PACKERS
Meat Barons' Secret Files
Show How Legislation
'ORE SENSATIONS NEAR
tlenrj Offer Evidence Showing At
torney for Packers Even Inve
tl rated Records of Trade Com
mission for Own End.
TTAnrXGTON'. Jan. :. Confidential
rport on th attitude of Congressmen
toward legislation for an Inquiry Into
the livestock and packing Industry,
taken from the secret files of bit pack
tag concerns were read today Into the
records of the Federal Trade Commla
loo's meat pack Ire Investigation.
Xa addition to the continued recital
of the efforts made by the packers to
forestall affirmative action by Con
arrets to Hit en the Bor'and resolution
for aa inquiry, the commission
talned further Indication of the ramlfl
cations of the packers' financial con
dition, which was said by Francis J.
eept 1300 for stenographic and othe
MR. TOMLIXSOX DEFENDS SELI
Packers Not Helped by Tlun, Say
. LltCftcx-k Association Officer,
DENVER, Jan. IS. Wit a state
ment that he had "nothing; to apolo
gli for." T. W. Tomllnson. of Denver,
secretary of the American National
Livestock Association, today made pub
lic his alleged correspondence with R.
C McManu. counsel for Swift A Co.
Mr. Tomllnson' name was mentioned
In reports In connection with evidence
that the packers were kept Informed
of what cattlemen were doing In thel
fight to obtain an investigation of th
I would have given out the same
Information to the newspapers or any
one else." said Mr. Tomllnson. "Our
plans had been published In pamphlets
and elsewhere Ions; before this time.
There was nothing secret about them.
The evidence that we Intended to pro
duce, however, was. and la, secret, and
I have certainly given the packera no
Inkling; of that.
"As a matter of fact, the packers,
many of whom I know personally, re
peatedly asked me what they could do
to allay the Investigation that was be
ing planned. 7 Invariably told them
that the matter was going to be
threshed out. and If their cause was
Just they should be willing to have the
facta aired In an Investigation."
W. 11. Oates. ex-chairman of the
Democratic state committee of Colo
rado, whoee name also was drawn Into
the Washington hearing, gave out the
"My attention has been called to a
dispatch published today In which It
Is made to appear that I waa In Wash
Cb- Ington ,n th Spring of llf lobbying
iur picKvri 10 aetaai me itoriana
resolution for ser Investigation of
the parking Industry.
"The livestock producers of Colorado.
iieaey. special counsel, to extend 10 or a great majority of them, were
the street railway lines of Kansas City, strongly opposed to this resolution, for
to banks throughout the country and to
t"ia tin Industry. Mr. Ileney said fur
tber evidence along this Una would be
Offered next week.
Packers' Plata Be Bared.
Alleged political retribution visited
rn Congressmen Inimical to th pack
era Interest will be on of th major
subjects taken up next Week, accord
Ins; to Mr. Ueney. wno announced that
fce would offer evidence designed to
how that one Representative was de
feated with th aid of th packers
after he mad a fight for an Investiga
tion of their business. "Insidious'
methods of endeavoring to Influence
i'oogreaamen througn bustness for their
the reason that past, experience had
shown that these investigations Inva
rlably disturb the market, cause losses
to the stockgrowers, without any good
being accomplished, and as I waa go
ing to New York on business, I agreed.
at the request of some of the livestock
men. to stop over at Washington on
my return and Inform our Senator and
such others as I aould reach of the
feeling here nn this matter.
"I waa In Washington two day and
talked with about half a dozen Sena
tors, explaining th position of the
stockmen here, and waa Informed the
resolution had no chance of passage at
."On my way home I waa In Chicago
one day and while at the stockyards
there met L. A. Carton." among- others,
WAR FIRST CONCERN
Plans of Tourist Association
Are Modified. "
EXPENDITURES TO BE CUT
All Activities to Immediately Cease
If Government Takes Action to
Curtail Tourist Traffic
law firm and by appealing to their po-I and told of my observations regarding
litical welfare will be developed. Mr.
Ileney told the commission.
After It bad been disclosed today
that in K. C McManua. of counsel
lnr Swift A. Company, made a report to
the company giving a resume of a com-
. Jlalnt filed with the commission and
which was confidential under the com
mission's rules, notices were posted in
the commission building that hereafter
passes from head of department will
te required for all persons, even em
ployes, who enter the building outside
of working hours. When the McManus
report was read. Mr. Ileney protested
that th practice of leaving th office
door unlocked offered a chance for
"unfortunate" happenings and said he
rad several times found aa attorney
for the packers alone In th office
when he returned there.
laairfa Fart a Obtaksed.
' It appeared from th evidence today
that the packers received advance In
formation of a postponement of action
rn the Borland resolution by th House
Close wateb waa kept on the views
rf Congressman on the Borland reso-
J it Ion by agents of th packera In
Washington, their reports usually be
Ing cautiously devised so that, Identi
ties were Indicated only by Initial or
state. Especial attention waa given to
Ilepresentatlve Gard. of Ohio, and Rep
resentative Morgan, of Oklahoma, from
whom opposition waa feared. Oppoel
tlon to the Borland resolution. Includ
Ing a flood of telegram Inspired by the
packers, was financed, according to the
evidence, by a fund of 118.00 raised on
' percentage basis among the Armour,
frwift, Morris. Cudahy and Sulxberger
or Wilson fuTns.
This percentage received th close at
told by Mr. Heney that It was a con- I
tinoatlon and extension of th pool a
nown a the National Packing Com- i
J-any. ordered dissolved by th Federal
rourta in 1J1J.
"We will show that thla undertaking
t etwen th packers baa continued and
- Is bow In effect." he said, "and that
they apportion the livestock purchases
throughout th United Mates on the
t-sls of their property holding, and
that all Joint expenses were met on
th same basis.
Bartasr imiants Cbarsred.
Boy teg agreements, tending to elim
inate competition and to permit th
rackere to control th Nation's food
this resolution while In Washington.
'Nothing whatever was raid In re
gard to Senator Thompson's law firm
being employed by the packers In any
capacity, ana. ir .Mr. carton had any
such intention nothing- was said to me
'None of the Senator I talked with
In Washington mad any statement to
me whether they were opposed or fa
vorable to the Borland resolution, elm
ply giving me their opinions that there
would be no Investigation during; the
SEATTLE. Wash, Jan. 16. (Special.)
Reorganization plana for apportion
ing; funds for operation for one year
only and the expression of opinion
that ail activities should Immediately
ceas if th Government takes any
measure to curtail tourist trafflo or
transportation facilities, were the fea
turea of th meeting: of the Pacific
Northwest Tourist Association at head
quarters of the executive secretary of
the organization In the L. C. Smith
Thla action was taken In recognition
of the fact that no other tournlst pro
motion agencies have wholly discon
tinued, and that If the Northwest were
to do so It might leave the district at
The organization has funds to the
extent of 1112. GOO, which were appro
priated by the Legislatures of Oregon.
Washington and the Parliament of
British Columbia for the promotion of
tourist Interest In this district, and the
apportionment for the coming; opera'
tions of the organization will be uni
ted to half- this amount to cover
period of one year.
The principal mean used In this pro
motion will be advertising In the lead-
ng periodicals of the country, includ
ng magazine and newspapers, and
the distribution among; Interested par-
tie of. literature describing- the scenio
features of the Northwest. A plea that
nduatrlal possibilities of the -district
be included was made by Mayor R." ii.
Gale, of Vancouver. - ,
Director and officers present at the
meeting are: Mayor E. A. Todd. Vic
toria. IS. C. president: Emery Olmstead.
I'ortland, vice-president for Oregon;
R. I Sparger, Seattle, vice-president
for Washington; directors, R. H Gale,
Vancouver; J. B. Davison. Vancouver,
W. J. Hofmann, Portland; A. H. Til
tuny. Eugene, Or.; J. W. Selmons,
Klamath Kails, Or.; Leslie Butler, Hood
River. Or.; J. P. Jaeger, Portland
Waldo O. Paine, Spokane: B. F. Hill.
Walla Walla: C. F. Nolte Beilingham:
A. li. Howe, Tacoma; F. H. Watt, Seat
tie, and Herbert Cuthbert, executive
POPULAR FALLACY BARED
THREE BROTHERS WHO ARE FOLLOWING THE FLAG, TWO TS OLD
THIRD OREGON AND ONE IN UNITED STATES NAVY.
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NOISE IS ELIMINATED
TtOTART TAIVE" NEW IXVEXTIOX
OP C. W. COMSTOCK. OP DILLKV.
'. A. Ballln Talks at Luncheon ofl
Oregon Civic League.
There I a popular fallacy
and I was glad , when we arrived. I
was not seasick.
"We will not be in England very
long-, so If you send any letters ad
dress them 'Sergeant A. S. Dustan.
Company H, 162d Infantry, U. S. 4 1st
Division, A. E. F., France." and they
will arrive here much sooner. The
English people tneat us very good, and
I wish we could stay here for a while.
We haven't been paid for two months,
so I am not stamping- this letter.
Ralph and myself are both feeling fine,
although Ralph was seasick on the
"The closer I gret to the front the
more I want to get into the trenches.
I talk with the English 'Tommies
and it makes me wild to hear about
the vile atrocities of the German sol
LL three son of Mr. and Mrs.
. Georg-e Dustan. 4627 Seventy-
second street Southeast, are fol
lowing- the flag:. Roland I Dustan dlers. Believe me, our allies are glad
is in the Navy, and Arthur S. Dustan to see the American soldiers, and they
that and Ralph E. Dustan are In Company " Vi "VoPT""
,h.d,?unc0heonAofBath,.n OroT C.v'c C"1 Ra'Ph l t0 thB MM" our veins toVe the good old
LitruernVuUnomahHofeTyeter! can border together, and are now Stars and Stripes, and I 'know that
day. This situation was largely true. ,n 'ranee. navis m&ue ine yoyaBc """u "l " "
r- Daiiin . . u - i . v. ri.,ii to fiDEiflna and tne suoseauenL cross- . ......
wtn iu ii i. uatllii, b ilia v ium ui in. vkii
War, when a ship of 2000 tons was con- ing- to France. ' A letter recently re-
sidered large. Now, he said, the ma-1 celved from Sergeant Arthur Dustan
laveater lis I'm ef Valve Will Do I Jorlty of the wooden ships are operated I follows:
Away Wllfc rertyer More rarla of
Ordlaary FovCyllDtfrr Motor.
' "ieam. wo a lonnage oi uuu is con- "Well, we are In Eng-land aftes a
Blderea email. - llS-riav boat trln. W ntnnned at a
Mr. Baliln said the chief difficulty In port which had been wrecked by an
C W. Comstock, of Dilley, Or, Is the
inventor of a device recently patented.
which Is known as a "rotary valve" for
gas engines. By meana of a hollow
tube revolving above the cylinders of I and through neutral waters, to release
in motor, tne explosive mixture Is ad- steel ships for the trans-Atlantic trade
the way of construction Is the high
wages which the employers are obliged
to pay. Mr. -Ballln also brought out a
fact that wooden ships are not allowed
n the war zone. They are designed,
he said, only for trade along the coast
Mills. It was
before we left Camp
very wearisome trip,
"I wish you could eee the quaint
little English houses and' towns, as
they are far different from our houses
"I must close for this time, as an
English 'Tommy friend of mine is
going; to mail this for me, as he leaves
$200,000 Paid for Big Wasco
STOCK INCLUDED IN DEAL
Another Big Ranch Property Brings
$125,000 for 9000 Acres and
Stock and Equipment Farm
Property Moves Actively.
Several more important sales of farm
and ranch property have Jeen closed in
the up-state and Eastern Oregon dis
tricts within the past two or three
weeks. For some time activity In ranch
property, particularly, has been very
strong and a number of deals Involv
ing $100,000 or more have been made.
The most Important of the recent
sales was that of the 10. 000. acre ranch
of Ewen McLennan, together with his
stock holdings, in Wasco County. De
tails of this and other sales, as re
corded by the country press, here fol
One of the largest ranch deals oc
curring in Eastern Oregon recently is
the one In which E. J. Clough and
G. M. Blakely took over the Wasco
County holdings of Ewen McLennan
which Includes several thousand sheep
500 cattle, 100 horses and 10,000 acres
of land near Shaniko, and involves
1200,000, says the Condon Times. Clough
& Blakely ' is one of the big firms of
this section, and their holdings in
Gillian County are no small part of their
interests, ueslaes tne big terry can
yon ranch, they are stockholders In
the Condon National Bank and the
Arlington Lumber Company.
For a consideration said to be in
the neighborhood of 1125,000, Smyth
Brothers, prominent sheepmen, this
week purchased the sheep ranch and
plant of Horst & Wheelhotise, south
west of Arlington, says the Echo News
The deal involves $000 acres of land.
139 head of cattle, about 2000 sheep,
and all of the equipment. The ranch
adjoins the extensive holdings of the
Smythes near Arlington and will be
merged in the big Arlington plant of
this firm. It has a capacity of 6000
head of sheep and will be' stocked to
Eugene, or "Klondyke" Smith, as he
is familiarly known, is down from Seat
tle for a few days. Mrs. Smith ac
companled Mr. Smith on the trip, and
they have visited friends and relatives
In Echo and vicinity. While here Mr.
mith sold 4S0 acres of land on this
Ide of Butter Creek to Tom Boylen.
Mr. Smith still retains his wheat land
on the west side of Butter Creek, says
the Pendleton Tribune.
ships as a Joke.
2j POWELL FUNERAL IS HELD
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- ,i J I Honor of Departed Comrade.
GERMAN AVILLIXGXESS TO
READER IS REPORTED.
Johan Poulsen Receive Letter From
Brother In Denmark Telling; of Escape
f Nephew After Bring; Gassed. .
Proof that the far-famed morale
i f (k. - m a n nv-mv I - ..unihltno' III
i me lunerai or captain I ,,, , . .,, ., , i ri
of the firm of Inman-Poulsen, from
kerh mt Rotary Valve lavrated
by Oresva Ma a.
Veterans of the Civil War held serv
ices In honor of a departed comrade
William S. Powell, In addition to the
regular impressive ceremonies, wnicn hl brother In Denmark. The letter
were conducted In the First Methodist i.Mmi th. .Hvitnr. r. Pater
Church by Rev. Joshua Stansfleld. Clausen, nerhew of Mr. Poulsen. who
ur. ptansneia paia a glowing triDuie was caDtured in Germany In 1914. in
to tne memory or captain fowell. tell-1 terned. later taken out of prison to
Ing of his fine character, unquestioned
Integrity and strong position In th
community. Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Hamil
ton sang "The Horn of the Soul" and
"some Sweet .Day. Pallbearers were:
serve In the Uerman army, and wno
finally escaped into Denmark after be
ing gassed last Summer.
His older brother and Peter, who
was only 17 at tha outbreak of war,
found themselves in the midst of too
much excitement. They determined to
escape from Germany to Denmark. The
mltted to tha evllndera. anil th titt.
supply. Ion have been charged by th net of combustion removed nractleallv I J- C. Roberts, E. S. Miller. E. P. North
livestock growers In their demands for without noise and vibration .Irup, Dr. J. L. Hewitt. William Pyle
Governmental Inquiry Into th bust-1 Mr. ronimrk iK.t kv ...... land Herbert Coffin. The final serv-
. E- C. Lassie r. of Faifunria. this- rotary valve. 40 or. 0 part of an I ,ce8 wl,h lhe burial, were at Bivervlew I elder brother escaped, but Peter was
Tx a leading- flrur In the Amer- orrfinarv rnnr.riin.. I Cemetery. I caught. When the German military
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"-"' WICIIUH AIKCIIUVD, I gllmln.fAif. MnP.. k. ... -.1
rotate next to a water-cooled surface,
ftu:twr.kVod0uT,ng h,a r-trom -- support given too late
IZZ - -. - . j . -. Prooueing I caused by overheating which are com-1 I
took the atand to tell of conferences
requested by the
and purchasing ends of the business,
i said little waa accomplished, aa the
racaers were insistent, first of all.
that th proposed Inquiry should be
sidetracked entirely, or confined only
to economic questions, with all crim
inal afpects euminatei.
"1 told them that If condition con
tinued unchanged my holdings could
go to any man, who would pay the
remaining- Indebtedness." he asserted,
-for I did not want to leave my chil
dren a heritage from which they could
obtain only what they were allowed
ry tlv outsider controlling th mar.
Co'ln H. Livingstone, representative
at Washington for Armour Co, In
randllnc questions affecting their for
elgn trade, and a business associate
f the late Senator Elk Ins. of West
Virginia; Charles W. Moras, and the
uggenhetm waa th only other wit
ess during tha day. His testimony
I authorities found that he was a native
mon to cylinder valves.
Th new device, according to It In
ventor, la especially desirable for the
z or twin type of motor, and there
fore may prove valuable In airplane!
motor construction. A motor equipped
wim in rotary valve. Mr. Comstock
say, can be manufactured for consld-
Testimony of Recently Wedded Wife!
Does Not Pave Slacker Husband.
To face allegations that he conspired
to evade th draft, Russell Haynes was
yesterday bound over under bond of I
erably less than one equipped with thelt00' to appear before the grand Jury,
present style of valves. Also the motor! United States Commissioner Drake,
with this attachment could be ' mad I after hearing the testimony of the
lighter without loss of strensth. I young man's wife, to whom he was I
Mr. comstock Intends to offer hi a I weaaea last uecemoer, rerusea to re-
Invention to th Government first- If I dues th bond under which he has been
the War Department does not acceDth'd In Jail.
his offer he Intend to sell tha device Haynes sought . deferred classiflca-
MRS. METSCHAVS SOW-I?t-IAW
RETtRSlG HOME ON
to one of several Eastern automobile
manufacturers, with whom he Is al
ready In correenondenre.
ENGINEERS TO ORGANIZE
ended abruptly when Mr. Heney pro- -- r . ... .,, trttiai
nuced evidence of a letter he had I writ- ew Company Is Open to All Men JOHN
i aV nd wh .h w" " Subject to Draft.
. . . . ...... .,, . ,i a .w. i,uuuciil v Liv
ingston furnished th commission.
On of th commission's agents accom- I Members of the local draft boards
panieq ir. Livingstone to his office to I yesterday called attention of Oregon
earch for th missing- letter. I registered men to the new company of
AeiiTttv I. n..uj I United States regular engineers, which
. Well on th atand Mr. Livingstone '" J0""1" " Vancouver Barracks. This
-aid he had not been aetlv. again,, ""U . open to men subject to the draft,
th Borland resolution. A letter from "".d VeJr m'y by J1? Proc" of
A. I- I rion, of Armour A Co- t. j I "J apijrins; iv ineir
gden Armour, said a request for ad- I J 00"?- w
iri..i ,nn,r.....i. r. I The unit, which as yet has no name.
,n. rw .i! '..,.."-!! to be similar to the JOth Engineer.
for meat cargo detained. Jy tha Brit-I . " .ri,.i u ua mi.
lh biocade rejy must refer to hi
tlon on the ground that his wife and
sons. Ii and 14 yeara old, are de
pendent on him for support. The wife
told the Commissioner ha had done
nothing to support them prior to De-1
cember 10. 1917.
effort on th Borland resolution. Mr.
1'rtoo asserted that he knew nothing
of Influence whlr-h Livingstone said
1-. had with Sir Thomas Shaughnessy
and other Canadian dixnitarle."
Th nam of E. Dana Durand. of the
University of Minnesota, a former Gov
ernment official, appeared In tha docu
mentary evidence again In connection
with th preparation of an economic
Justification of Swift A Co. Mr. Durand
was asked to undertake th work of
editing the Information compiled by
.tha Swift firm. He replied be sympa
thized with their object, but could not
no so until he saw tha Information and
was cartalo It waa to bo a fair state
ment of conditions. He eventually did
undertake the work, according to let
ters, and refused say remuneration x-
notlce directing; attention to the new
unit a a mean of saving men who
Portland Man Had SerTed 410 Days)
for Liquor Violation.
Upon recommendation of Municipal I
Judge Rossman and Deputy District At
torney Ryan. Governor Wlthycombe I
haa granted a pardon to John Gillan,
ho was convicted In the Police Court I
a few weeks ago and sentenced to 30
days, being unable to pay the fine.
Olllan was convicted of bottiegglng-.
along- with George Voglesang. They
conducted a place at First and Alder I
streets. Voglesang- served his time and I
of Nord Slesvlg-, as the Danes still
call it, or SchleswigV as the Germans
have named the province wrested
from the Danes in the last century,
they consigned him to prison for hi
reluctance to fight . for Germany.
Aiten ten months of captivity he was
taken out of prison and drilled, then
sent to the front with a Hamburg
regiment. He was thus placed because
the city of Hamburg- is a stronghold
of Prusslanlsm, and it was expected
that he could not stir up sedition or
successfully attempt to escape.
Clausen's surprise must have been
great when (the regiment having- been
at the front for some time) he heard
the "loyal men of Hamburg" secretly
planning to surnender in a body to the
English at the first opportunity. While
this plan was being: launched Clausen
was gassed and sent to the base. Here
he was allowed some liberty, as a gas
victim who needed fresh air. He saw
his chance and escaped to a near-by
port, where, for the sum of 3000 marks,
or about 1760. he bribed a ship cap
tain, evidently a German, to take him
to a point on the Danish coast, a dls
tance of less than 100 miles. Once In
Denmark he made his way to the horns
of his uncle. Peter A. Poulsen.
'The people of Nord Slesvlg- are not
Germans, though they have been under
the German yoke since 1864, said Mr.
Poulsen yesterday. "Nord Slesvlg would
never have become German territory If
Germany had not deceived the people
with promises of Independence. The
allies may take warning- from the fate
of that province when the time comes
to consider peace terms.
want to enlist In on of the engineering Pid part of his fine and agreed to
units from traveling long distances to P"r tn balance, being- pardoned out
reach th point of organization. Tha meanwhile, recently. i
unit la open to any county In Oregon. I
Anto Smashes Stone Fence.
rcw r, k, upes Jiarcn i. To Bvold ,oUldIng; with another auto-
Th L Dlnkelsplel Company. Inc. oflmoblla at Fifth and Jefferson streets
San Francisco, through Its Portland yesterday morning, Ed Popick swerved
representative, S. Shlrek. yesterday bl M' lnto 'he City Hall and tore out
signed a lease on the three-storv brlcklbout 11 of th fancy stone fence I
building at 47 North Fifth street. The I surrounding part of the building;. Out-
company will occupy Ita new quarters I 'de of the damage to the fence which
March 1, and will tpove In a large stock I co,t "veral hundred dollars to re
of notion and other merchandise. I Pair, no damage was done and no one I
Heretofore th L. Dlnkelsplel Company I hurt-
na maintained in tnle city only a I
sample room. A wholesale business I Phone your want ada to Tha Ores-n.
oniy wm na conuucieo.-- I man. Main iUJO. A S04.
Kenneth M. C. Nelll.
Kenneth M. C. Nelll, of Arden
Craig- Farm, near Grants Pass,
who Is a son-in-law of Mrs. Phil
Metschan, Jr.. wife of the mana
ger of the Imperial Hotel, is on .
his way home after three years'
service with the British army In
Franca, according to a cable
gram received by Mrs. Metschan.
Mr. Nelll left here in February.
1916, as a private. He will return
a First Lieutenant. Early In
his terra of service his value to
the British military machine, be-
1 causa of his knowledge of cater
pillar engines, was discovered.
and his rise was rap,ld. With his
last promotion he was placed in
charge of 63 tractors, ail similar
in construction to the one ha
used to ride around his farm.
Lieutenant Nelll is expected to
arrive in Portland within th
next two weeks.
STATE HIGHWAY C03LMISSIOJT,
Progress on Lower Columbia Is Re
ported Satisfactory by Engineer
C. II. Whltemorc.
SALEM, Or.. Jan. 26. (Special.) C.
H. Whltemore, engineer for the State
Hlg-hway Commission, returned today
after Inspecting- the two Jobs on the
Lower Columbia River Highway taken
over by the Commission from the War
ren Construction Company some time
since, and report that the Commission
is taking out about 10 per cent more
rock for the roads than was being
taken out when the construction com
pany had charge.
Rapid progress Is being- mad on the
work, considering weather conditions.
About nine miles of macadam have been
completed on the stretch between Evem
son anoV Weatport and about four miles
between vvestport andi Clatskanie. It
Is expected that both Jobs will be com
pleted, by Juno 1. L. O. Herrold, con
tractor - on macadam work between
Clatskanie and Galena, has about four
andi one-half miles of the work com
pleted or that stretch, with five miles
yet to be done.
Completion of these Job will leave
a lu-mlle stretch this side of Astoria
to be completed, and this will be done
by August 1, providing a hard-surface
from Portland to Astoria, with the ex
ception of about 20 miles from the
Multnomah County line to Goble, which
Is graveled and in good condition.
On Monday of this week. Don Mc-
Knight concluded the sale of his farm
of 115 acres to John Shlmanek, says the
Scio Tribune. The purchase price was
something over 35000, which Included
small amount of personal property.
Mr. McKnlght gave possession at once
and has moved into town and is oc
cupying the Wann property. Mr.
Shlmanek is one of our progressive and
successful farmers and is a member of
the state lime board.
John Rice has traded his five-acre
rchard tract on the west side of town
to H. T. Hart, of Grangeville, Idaho,
for a 300-acre stock and wheat ranch
near that place, says the Hermiston
Herald. Mr. Hart Is already here, and
expects his family shortly. In a week
or two Mr. Rice will move with his
family to Idaho and take possession of
his new acquisition.
MANY LEASES NEGOTHTED
W. W. Metzger, of Stanley S. Thomp
son Co., Reports Activities.
The following leases were closed in
the past couple of weeks through W.
W. Metzger, of the Stanley S. Thomp
Storeroom, 60 North Fourth street,
leased to C. Rones for restaurant purr
poses, John Dellar, owner; storeroom,
65-7 Union avenue, leased to M. Tar
low for manufacturing of mattresses,
Anna Johnson, owner; storeroom, 470
Hawthorne avenue, leased to Florence
Jeffery for candy kitchen, Portland
Trust Company, owner; southeast cor
ner Third and Oak streets, rented to
W. II. LeBee, Portland Trust Company,
owner; storeroom. 428 Alder street,
leased to N. C. Kelly for delicatessen,
D. P. Thompson, owner; storeroom, 427
Stark street, leased to Detroit Auto
matic Scales Company, Jaeger Bros.,
owners; 6,6 Jefferson street. leased
to Journal Publishing Company, for
storage purposes, J. R. Rogers, owner:
three-story brick warehouse on Hood
street, near Baker, leased to Colum
bia Shipbuilding Company, Mr. Fish.
owner; the entire building at 1036 East
Broadway, leased to Frank C. Savage
for a box manufacturing plant, Anna.
May Massom, owner; storeroom. 324
Glisan street, rented to McNeff Bros.,
Pacific Coast Biscuit Company, owner
storeroom, 439 Stark street, leased to
H. C. Thomas for restaurant, F. G.
Wheeler, owner: storeroom, 427V4
Washington street, leased to Herbert
Pillsbury for "beanery," Charles E.
KLAMATH TO GET CONTRACTS
Money on New Building- Work to Be
Kept at Home.
KLAMATH FALLS, Or.. Jan. 23.
To keep all the money possible in
Klamath Falls Is the aim of Houghtal-
Ing & Dugan, of Portland, architects,
who will start the construction of the
new Klamath State Bank building at
the corner of Sixth and Main streets, in
the near future.
The firm announces that- the plans
for the new structure are expeoted
Monday, and that all contracts and sub-
ontracts on the construction will be
given to local men wherever possible.
The new building, which is to be two-
tory and of pressed brick, is to be
modern in every detail and will cost
about $16,000. The second story will be
occupied by offices.
ness district of Welser will see a num
ber of changes in the business loca
tions. A recent fire destroyed the stock of
the Palace of Sweets on State street.
The building has been remodeled and
will be occupied by the State Street
Grocery firm. The Silver Grille Cafe,
now located in the Vendome Hotel
building, will move Into the quarters
vacated by the -State Street Grocery.
The present location of the Grille in
turn will be occupied by the Mrs. C.
Hinze millinery store.
The billiard parlor of Hall & Rapin
will move across the street into the
building now occupied by the Elmer
Orcutt notion store and the Hinze mil
linery store. The Orcutt notion star
recently went into voluntary bankruptcy.
KLAMATH STOCK RANCH SOLD
Marvin Cross Takes Over -100-Acrc
Tract on Sprague River.
KLAMATH FALLS, Or., Jan. 26. A
real estate deal was completed here to
day by which a. 400-acre stock ranch
three miles from Yalnax, on feprague
River, in the eastern portion of the
Klamath Indian Reservation and about
50 miles northeast of this city, waa
taken over by Marvin Cross, who for
merly operated a general store at
Klamath Agency. The purchase waa
made from Charles Snelllng.
It Is the Intention of the new owner
to raise cattle there on an extended
scale Some stock, together with the
implements, were Included In the deal.
The consideration involved was about
GRIFFITH PLACE IS SOLD
SEATTLE FOLKS BUY PROPERTY
- NEAR TIGARDVILLE.
Samuel Doak Slake Thla and -Another
Sale Xear Tlgard Station, and
Finds Realty Movtnar.
Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Scott have sold
their highly improved 74 acres, in
cluding complete set of modern build
ings, near, . Tigardville, Washington .
County, to Mr. and Mrs; P. U. Pang
born, formerly of Portland, but who
for some time have made their home in
This property is known as the Grif
fith place. It has for some time been
considered one of the choicest suburban
properties in that neighborhood. Mr.
and Mrs. Pangborn expect to mako
this their future home and are plan
ning to take possession at once and
make extensive improvements.
The sale was made by Samuel Doak,
who also reports the sale, of an im
proved 124 acres near Tigard Station.
in Washington County, for P. J. Irish
to John' Mills. This property is well
improved, practically all being in culti
vation. Mr. Mills purchased it for a
Both sales were for ensh. Mr. Doak
reports many recent inquiries from
prospective cash purchasers than ho
has had for several years past. He
considers this an unmlstakeable sign
that conditions are improving fast.
PASCO WILL SEE BUILDING
Apurtinent-IIouse and Large Busi
ness Block Already Planned.
PASCO, Wash., Jan. 26. (Special.)
The present season promises to wit
ness considerable activity in building
operations. The old Koontz home on
Columbia street; which is one of the
largest dwellings -ia Pasco, has been
purchased by K. P. Sheffield and will
be moved to the corner of Second
Avenue and Bonneville street, and with
another five-room house which Mr.
Sheffield owns, will be remodeled and
made into an apartment house.
Contractor Palmer, who built a
number of houses here last Summer,
has returned from Spokane, where he
spent the Winter, and is in consulta
tion with a number of intending home
builders, as well as some who are
contemplating the construction of busi
ness buildings. One of these is a large
business block to be located on Lewis
street between Third and Fourth. th
plans for which are already completed.
Several local contractors also, have
contracts for a number of residences.
Home Building Campaign.
ABERDEEN. Wash., Jan. 25. (Spe
cial.) An advertising campaign to en
courage home building will be launched
here shortly by the Grays Harbor
Realty Association, which is now work-
ng upon plans for this movement. A
blK pool of money Is expected to b
raised for businesses Interested in home
Phone your want ads to The Orego
nian. Main 7070. A 6095.
Directory of Prominent
Life Insurance Agencies
Members of Life Underwrileri
Association of Oregon
Wm. Goldman. General Manager.
NATIONAL LIFE OF Viiiiiiu.NT.
H. G. Coiton, Manager.
MASSACHUSETTS MUTUAL LIFS.
Chamber of Commerce Bids.
Harmon & Cummlnga, General Agents.
PENN MUTUAL LIFE,
Nortbweitern Bank Bldg.
Horace Mecklem, Manager,
NEW KNULANU MUTUAL LIFS.
Northwestern Bank Bldg.
Very flexible contract.
NEW WOKLD LIFE INSUKAXCB CO..
202 Stevens l!g. -
Albee & Amesbury, general Agents,
NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL LIFB.LS'S. CO.
Northwestern Bunk Bidg.
T. H. McAllis. State ilgr.,
UNION MUTUAL LIFE INS. CO,
Board ot Trade Bldg.
Edsiar W. Smith." Manager.
EQUITABLE LIFE ASSURANCE -SOCIETY.
uo oregonian mas.
Grazing Experts Attend Meeting.
T. P. Mackenzie and L. E. McDaniela,
graxing experts from the Portland of
fices of the United States Forest Serv
ice, are attending the annual conven
tion of th Washington Wool Growers'
Association at Yakima.
WE I SICK FIRMS MOVE ABOUT
Fire Canses Vacancy IVhich Starts
Chain of Changes.
WEISER, Idaho, Jan.' 26. (Special.)
Within the coming month the busl-
" ASSOCIATE MEMBERS
Itepreentative Realty Operator ot
the btates of Oregon, Washington.
Who Are Non-Kesicient Memhera of
I'ortland Kealty Board
These men can be depended upon to
sell or exchange your property, or
represent you in any aay.
Bend J. A. Eastes.
Marshfield Title Guarantee & Abstract Co,
Btanfleid Jamea M. Kyle.
Boqulam Grays Harbor Land Co.
Ridgefield H. B. Apparson.
Vacolt Lew F. William.
F-I-V-E M-I-L-L-I-O-N D-O-L-L-A-R-S.
Portland bank deposits show a fine gain over last year:
December 27. 1916 $89,104,000.00
December 31, 1917 94,560,000.00 -
The entire Northwest is experiencing the stimulus of increased
prosperity. Reports from Montana, Idaho, Washington and Oregon
read the same population increasing rapidly.
The real estate market is the last to recover from a period of
general depression. Daily it is becoming more active. This is the
time to buy, while prices are yet low.
PORTLAND REALTY BOARD.