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PORTLAND, OREGON, SATURDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 24, 1914.
Pardon Sought for
Realty Board Will
Visit Land Show
GREAT iSHOW AT ARMORY IS
RECEIVING FINAL TOUCHES
MANY VEGETABLES AT SHOW
Warm Springs Red!
FAILURE TO PLAY POLITICS
. IS REAL CAUSE OF RECALL
' Mayor Albee and His Associates Attended to Business,
This Is Their Heinous Offense Says City Attor
ney La Roche in. Lucid Review of Facts.
By Walter P. t Xoche, City Attorney.
To the Voters of the City of Fort
land: On Tuesday next, October 27. the re
call election will be held.
Any statement from me in favor of
the officers against whom this recall
In aimed will he misconstrued de
liberately misconstrued on the ground
that my portion as rlty attorney is at
stake, uod therefore I speak from self
ish ' personal interests.
It would be a very simple JtMng for
me to keep quiet and make terms which
would make.'my position perfectly se
cure, but holding the views that I do.
this would be quite impossible If there
were a dozen positions at stake. So
muoti for this side of the question.
What is there to this recall, and
when did the hidden springs that have
given it motion begin to operate?
FboSh very reliable authority, the re
call whs set in motion before Mr. Albee
3fad taken -ftis oath of office not be
cause, of) yi bin that he had done.M
nut ter,aiise no wu? jiol hi lYPe u
.sire i.. rffir. -'-He could ...be norther
moulded, swr'fvcd nor controlled, ' and
t hrjf knew it. . !
. ' False Statements Circulated.
Xtie rernllerwV in circulating 'their
.petitions einplo; ed women, and some
of them' hve siitd fh.at ' they never
.niUfin so much money In the same space
of-limp in thnlr liv-m'hpftirp All kinds
. r . . 1 1 . . . - . 1 . . All r n r
II), nrri Hiiun W (MLIJMrfJfU, n ntiiua
r .. .-k., ...... i. i . -.i .. ...1 -. 9 tkla
. m niui I Hurt) il i ' o , ati'i III' II VJ I itfi'i
community who count themselves fair
."tfil-tded .niid Honest liave . decided to
vote a;rnlnM onn or the other of theS
: t - i (.-ii i
rum iih sHumrrs in rpiinnci; on iiuno
statements made to them. Vot ln-
"etance. it has been said that Mr. Albee
wis vacillating. Who sai'd it? Dana
Slceth, onetime editor of'the Portland
News. This statement was pFihtesl and
reprinted, was read and reread until
finally great numbers of people came
. to a ept It as a fact. There is no
truth in it. I have sat at the council
table at practically si) the meetings
that tlie commissioners have held, and
Mr. Albee has at no time given evi
dence of weakness or of xaclllation.
but has ever kept his mind open so
that If his impressions were formed
it was pos-
protection to crucify men who have
done no wrong, and who stand as clean
and as strong as the best men in your
Who is on trial? The commissioners?
Yes,-, in a way, for if this recall suc
ceeds, It carries with it a certain
amount of odium and disgrace. , "Who
else is on trial? If the recall carries
under the present circumstances, good
men will be unwilling to accept pub
lic office and .chance the odium and
disgrace of being recalled by the secret
plottlngs of a gang of politicians, bo
that the best in manhood and woman
hood in the city is really on trial, and
you owe it to these officers to stand
by them not to save their offices be
cause they do not regard their offices
as of the least moment, but to save
their honor and their reputations and
to save your own, for an electorate
that; submits to this outrage 'will bring
upon Itself the sure results of having I
Inferior men serve men of. exceed In g
ly, tough epidermis, and voit .will also
.brinfc '-upon yourselves tlie reproach of
Indifference, of unfairness?, of lack of'
appreciation, and or the absence of .the'
instinct- that is present in the. Ameri
can people for fair play ani honesty.
? Danger la Imminent.
This 'appeal for it is meant to be'a-n
appeal is' addressed. 4o yoif because it
has-Jxome to me from various reliable
sources that the recaUers cifnningly
contrived to, have the' recall election
just a few days before the state elec
tion' In which we a'rfe all .greatly in
terested in thX expectation that only
a light vote will "be 'cast at the recall
election, that they and their cohorts
will be present, and that the good peo
ple of Portland, believing that as there
Is no great impulse behind the recaU
ers, there is really no threatening dan
ger to anyone, will remain at home,
and that they will .win through the
apathy of the public. One good, old
lady remarked, that she thought the
commissioners were splendid men, that
she would not recall any of them, and
that she, therefore, would have noth
ing to do with Bach an election.
You should use both your moral In
fluence and your vote. You owe it to
yourselves to come out and vote next
Judge and Prosecutor Join la Ptltlon
to President to Allow Ku to Oo to!
Urging the pardon of William H.
Barr. a Warm Springs Indian, who is I
now-in the county jail serving a sen
tence for bootlegging, because his wife
is dying, a teiegraphlc. petition, signed
by Assistant United States Attorney
K. A. Johnson and Judge Bean of th?
federal court, was sent to Washington
today. Barr. who was employed in a I
Colombia river logging camp, was ar
rested following a Fourth of July orgy
on tne warm fcprings reserve.
-the message stated that "Barr is I
one of the best Indians In the state
ana this is his first offense." His
wife is critically ill and friendless at
the Indian agency at North Yakima,
Wash., where she went, following her
husband's conviction. Barr wrote Mr.
Johnson a dignified letter asking to
be taken before Judge Bean on re
ceiving news of his wife's Illness.
Decision Beached at X.uncneon Tester
day to Visit Exhibit la Body Wert
At yesterday's regular meeting of
the Portland Realty Board at the Com
mercial club, announcement was made
that all members next week would ad
journ after luncheon and go in a body
to visit the Manufacturers' and Land
Products show in the Armory.
Fred A. Jacobs acted as chairman
at yesteday's luncheon, and Fanklin
T. Griffith, president of Die Portland
Railway, Light & Power company, was
the speaker of the day.
The board, following recommenda
tions of the executive committee, voted
to work against the proposed $1500
exemption amendment and the water
front measure, the measure proposing
to tax estates for the benefit of the
unemployed, and the proposed water
Dr. Jamea Withycombe, Republican
nominee for governor, was present as
a private gues-t, but made no speech.
Institute at Corvallis.
Albany, Or.. Oct. 24. The annua?
Linn and Benton county teachers' in
stitute will be held at Corvallis, No
vember 23, 24 and 25. according to the
announcement yesterday afternoon of
Supeiintendents Jackson, of Linn, an-i
Cannon, 9f Benton, who met i ere to
make the. arrangements. They drafted
a .tentative program, on which appears
leading educators from the state col
Hood River Registration.
Hood River. Or.. Oct. 24. The total
registration for Hood River county is
2998, divided as follows: Republicans
1163 men and 687 women; Democrats.
3S3 men and 233 women; Progressive.
65 men and 57 women; Prohibitionists,
66 men and 116 women; Socialists. 54
men and 25 women; Non-partisans and
Independents, 15 men and 29 women.
misstatements of fact,
ble when all the f;iei were brought
to him that he couVi form a deliberate
and f;iir Jrdgment. A man that never
changes h!s mind Is not fitted to pass
on questions that ltnlly affect the
A sertion Is False.
It has also been said that poor men
were not welcome in Mayor Albee's
Office, eml found It difficult lo see
him. There could be no more deliber
ate and false statement than this, for
it is known to every man and woman
In the. city hall that Mayor Albee's
office is one of the most accessible in
the city, and that almost any man with
a tale and appearance of misfortune
can, within five minutes, get from the
mayor's pockets every ent that he has.
Htorles without foundation and orig
inating in pure malice have likewise
been t-lrcul-ited about Commissioners
Brewster and I'leck too numerous to
The rem Her speak of the mistakes
that the commissioners hae made. jnd
yet they never point them out they
only deal In goticmltles-. What tiiis
- takes have been made? 1 know of none
" f moment. Kverj body makes, some
errors 1liev would not be human if
they didn't, but In "looking over the
record made by the present city com
misslone:rs and the mayor, the really
splendid work that they have accom
. pUwhed will completely obscure every
lUtle, minor error , made. Small and
varptng criticisms have ben abundant
about little things, but what has been
said of the meritorious accnmplish-
relents achieved. They speak about one
,--Iti all fairness they ought , to speak
ft the others. -
,Dld Tot Play Politics.
N-oWtb.is is not the trouble- this does
Aot tbuch -'the trouble the.rt.-al sin
' ommltted b your cit mmiwionFrs
and the mayor, "and I now tuote the
'-words of men h1gj4y -respected in the
community, and of Usr discernment
' tnd knowledge of politic: "Tlije trou
ple with the commissioners. Is that they
.have not played politics they havenot
plad the game." Has the time not
come, tn Portland when men- who are
serving the public after having taken
solemn oath to observe the laws of the
land and City can win the approval of
the community when they regard thfiir
oaths of off Ice as of higher importance
than the rules of the political game?
When they find some man or set of
men in the community wilfully violat
ing th laws are they to take the
measurement of his potential political
strength to determine whether it would
be politic to prosecute him or them, or
are they on the other hand to stand
firm and say to themselves: "On my
oath of office, I must prosecute, de
spite the consequences."
Commissioners Are Honeat.
Everybody who has followed the
course of the commissioners well know
that they have not played politics;
that they have- done the things most
Impolitic, most unpopular with certain
groups of men. But it seems to me
that instead of thus condemning them,
every clean and strong minded man
and woman in the community will give
them their plaudits and say: "Well
done." Careless and reckless as many
have been in this commuHity in cir
culating statements designed to prej
udice people against the commissioners,
none of them have had the temerity
to charge a single commissioner with,
any act of dishonesty. Everybody
knows that they are honest. Every
body knows that the commissioners be
lieve that when a public officer takes
something that does not belong to him,
h is a thief and unworthy to hold of
loe. Tour public money Js sfe with
these men. They won't steal, either di
rectly or Indirectly. There has been
no ft-raft around the city halt, nor has
there been any suspicion of any, and
it is absolutely refreshing to have the
public business of the city done out
. In the open where everybody can see
and hear all that takes place, so there
can be no auetlon.
xecall Wronrfully Xnroked.
You are not approaching an ordinary
election on the 27th. You are approach
ing a recall. Under an amendment to
yotir constitution, this was devised to
protect the public against dishonesty
Incompetence and wilful negligence.
Ambitious and designing people are in.
ok!nr thbj tremendous Instrument of
SEVENTY WARSHIPS OF
ALLIES SEARCHING FOR
German Cruisers Karlsruhe
and Emden Haver- Inflicted
the Greatest Damage,'
(Tnlteil Pres leased Wl y
London, Oct. 24. The liveliest inter
est was -expressed here today in tho
news that fully 70 British, French -and
Japanese warships of various classes
were engaged in a hunt for the commerce-destroying
German ' cruisers
which have been roaming the seas
since the European struggle broke out.
An-accounting was-especially desired
with the cruisers Emden. which has
confined Its activities mainly to the
Indian ocean, and the Karlsruhe, which
has done immense damage along the
principal trade route between British
and South American porta. There were
reports. Indeed, that the Emden had
already been ' disposed of, but they
lacked confirmation.- '
These two vessels, 'all accounts
agree, have wrought more damage than
all -the reet of the kaiser's sea rovers
combined,- and it was for this reason
that the BHtish public was most
anxious to hayevthenr dealt with. The
emphatically expressed view was, how
ever, that the hunt should not be dis
continued untill all others, .Including
the'Leipsic, the Nurnberg, the Gnelse-
nati and the 'Scharnhorst, which have
figured extensively In recent dis
patches, were also sent to the bottom.
The" Karlsruhe ls';reported to have
sunk the British Steamers Strathroy,
Maplebranch, Highland Hope, Indrani,
Rio Iguassu, Farri, Nic'eto, Maria de
Iirrinaga, Cervantes, Cornish City,
Pruth; Condor and' Lyn Rowan.
There is no question that the BHtish
generally feel that the admiralty has
been very derelict in allowing these
ships to continue their careers so long.
Considerable speculation was In
dulged in- concerning the "Nation's"
publication Friday of what purported
to be a letter from Berlin, in whicn
was included the sentence:
"Everything is normal except on the
day of the crown prince's funeral, when
we all turned out to see it."
Many inquiries were received at tlv
"Nation'' office but the editorial staff
said the paper had "not a particle of
further Information and printed the
letter only for what H was worth. The
statement was not generally taken very
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Vast Array of Articles Manufactured or Grovi in Oregon
Will All Be in Place When President WilsoJ Flashes
Opening Signal Monday Night, '!
Scores of carpenters, decorators and
exhibitors are rushing matters today
preparatory to the opening Monday
evening of the Manufacturers' and
Land Products Show in the Armory
and connected pavilions which were
built especially for the occasion.
On every hand is heard the thump
ing of hammers, the metallic staccato
whiah of saws eating through lumber
and the shouted instructions of offi
cials directing the work.
Great piles of produce from the sev
eral districts of the state litter the
floors, and intermingled with them
are thousands of dollars' worth of
manufactured articles "Made In Ore
son" goods that will be displayed
with a view of showing people Just
what the industrial resources of the
But despite the seeming confusion,
tilings are rapidly rounding into shape
and Slanager Buckley declares that
the last nail will be in place by Mon
day, and all will be ready for the
grand opening Monday evening, when
President Wilson at the White House
will press an electric button and start
the splendid exposition on its three
weeks' carter of education and enter
tainment. Colonel Dunne, after looking over
the Armory this forenoon, expressed
himself as very
the progress made.
Show to Be "70 Opener."
"It's going to be a real eye. opener
to people," he declared. "Not only
will the displays appeal to their sense
of beauty, but the exhibits will give
them a concrete idea of what a won
derful state Oregon is and of the
splendid opportunities that exist here
for wideawake people.
"In arranging for the show, we have
taken into full consideration, that peo
ple like a little fun with more serious
work, and with this in view have ar
ranged special nights for various or
ganizations and plenty of entertain
ment for everybody."
In the $10,000 temporary- pavilions
electricians and decorators have virtu- "
ally completed their ,$ork. The round
ed ceilings are caiKtpled with ever
green boughs and bnnfs myriad,
of electric Hght glebes Hnd Chinese
lanterns are sprinkle in the greenerv
In all 10,000 lights U1 be used to il
luminate the pavilioriand the Armory. -
Zand Products- Pouring- Za. '
The Land Productf division tvf the
exposition will be housed -in the pavil
ions, and already thejbooths are being
loaded" down with sarmples. of Oregon
grown produce, ranging from .the
grains of the east ftiftd southern dis
tricts of the comrrtpnVealth to the dairy -
products, grassesfruits and vegetable
of the western seejtiois.
Two notable exhibits In this divis-?
ion' are now practictly finished. The
first, an offering of ',the Salem Com
mercial CluS; is a rexdica of. the fa
mous battleship Oregon, done in dried
fruits. The vessel , i. iO feet long
and everything from Jiull to guns and
davits are made froiri the product of
bush and tree of MaHon co-unty.
The second is theHood River ex-
hiblt and comprises 'a big pyramid of
apples, grown in, ;li5 famous HoOd
River valley. The fcj-ramid measures
16 feet each way af,; the base and Is
one of the biggest p$fcn of apples ever
displayed In Portlanil or elsewhere.
In the armory, vghjere the majority
of manufacturers' inhibits will be
shown, all that remitins to be done Is
to complete decorating. The booths
are finished and thefSmaJor portion of
the exhibits are in t buildings ready
to be placed. This ;lfork will be done
by tomorrow nlght'i , ,
In striking contran to the:- noise anl
bustle of the main ftfloors, the work
of arranging the saity first and the
art exhibits Is gtrtnaron quietly in the'
ballroom on the secpfid floor
There "hundreds (it beautiful paint
ings are being hup$ on the walls.
They Include some, of the best by Ore
gon artists and deptc everything from
Oregon's picturesque coast line to the
rugged peaks of thjsjCascade.
ASHLAND HAS WAY
TO HANDLE KNIGHTS
OF THE ROD AND TIE
"Detention Barracks" Is Al
ready Well Patronized by
Hoboes on Fall Migration,
THE EVENING STORY
AFTER THE CALM
Pauline Chase Weds
Ashland. Or.. Oct. 24. Ashland's
"detention barracks" for hoboes, near
the depot, is playing to full houses
nightlv, how that the migration south
ward is in full swing. The limit was
reached when 110 found shelter in one
Here, under police surveillance, ho
boes are given shelter and fire pro
viding they will saw up the logs which
the city provides from her abundant
supply on city property in Ashland
canyon. Here.' too, in the mornings,
they are given Boup and bread before
being hustled over the Slsktyous into
California. The plan was followed last
winter, and freed the city of handout
beggars, and practically eliminated
burelarv and Detty thievery.
Ashland is at .a point where night
Hden over the mountain stagger ho
boes of even the most hardy variety.
They accordingly pile off th evening
trains here in gangs, to wait for the
morning trains out. The number han
dled by the police last season ran into
the thousands, and present indications
are that the number will be far larger
(Copyright, 1914, by W. Werner.)
ATT1K bent over her sewing as
she forced herself to present an
attitude of indifference while
her visitor insisted on talking about
David Gresham. In spite of the vis
itor's closest examination of Mattie's
countenance, she failed to discern
anything that would prove her lis
tener more than politely Interested in
her news, but despite her outward
composure Mattle was all of a trem
ble. So Darid had sold the house her
house! As such she had always looked
upon It, for hadn't he built it for her
and hadn't they both taken much
Marriage of Actress and Son of Read
of Great British Banking: Plrm Takes
Place in London.
London, Oct. 24. Alexander Drum- !
mond,. a son of George Drummond,
head of Drummond's bank, a big Lon
don institution, and Pauline Chase, the
actress, and ward of Sir James Bar
rie, were married here today at the
church of St. Martln's-in-tKe-field.
Wedding at Milton.
Milton. Or:. Oct. 24. At the First
Christian church at Milton Thursday
evening Miss Minnie Lane Gregg,
granddaughter of Rev. J. A. Lord and
Mrs. Lord, was married to Attorney
James H. E. Scott of Milton. The
church was crowded. The ceremony
was performed by Rev. Dr. Lord. Leon
McQuarry and Lillian Small were
flower attendants and the ushers were
Harry Davis, Ralph Savior, Earl Mor
ris, Edward BestleXer, Franlc Putnam.
L. 0. T. M. at Albany
Drape the Charter
Albany. Or.. Oct 24. Impressive
services of draping the charter in
memory of the late Mrs. Alice Porges.
of Portland, who was the supreme
commander and the past' state com
mander of th order, were a feature
yesterday at the session, or tne m
rally of tho Ladies of the Maccabees.
A team of A8members, including the
officers from Portland Hive, No. 7.
gave the work. T
One hundred and fifty delegates
from aU parts of the district were in
attendance. The convention . closed at
6 o'clock, after the choosing of Salem
as the place for the next rally, whicn
will be held next October. Queen Hive
No 5 of that city, win entertain. The
state convention will meet the third
week la Apjjjl U- Portland. .
On both sides the woods loomed
dark and forbidding.
pleasure in deciding just how it would
be built? If it wasn't for that wretched
quarrel they would bath be living in
it now, but Mattie "wsi. stubborn and
although .she knew j that "the Quarrel
was her own fault she could not bring
herself to acknowledge that fault, and
gentle. loving; .David, who had ever
been willing to shoulder all blame,
had declared that he had yielded too
often to her and that this time she
must give in or the quarrel . would
never- be made up. .
Mattie had not given in, and, in
stead, had looked every day for signs
pf relenting on David's part, but the
latter kept his word and refused to
make the slightest overture for peace.
His silence nearly broke Mattie's
heart, but she told herself that he
had ceased to love her and didn't want
to make up their quarrel, and this
idea, taking firm root in her head, she
steeled herself against the pain in
her heart and tried Ineffectually to
And David, as the weeks passed and
no word came from Mattie, decided
that she did not love him, and, al
though it brought him much pain, he
tried to comfort himself with the
thought that it was better to find out
now than when it was too late. But
now the belief that Mattie did not
love him did not keep him from lov
ing her, and their occasional meet
ings caused him much suffering.
At last these encounters became un
bearable, and he decided to go far
away from the girl he found himself
loving more and more. A wooden sign
of "For Sale" was placed in front of
the little house he had built with
such loving care and he tried to find
rorgetrulness in the city.
Months slipped past and the house
remained unsold and Mattie had be
gun to feel secure in the thought that
perhaps David would not be able to
find a purchaser for it, but her tor
tured heart was made to bear still
more pain when her visitor told her
or its sale.
For some time after her caller left
jname sat as in a stupor. When at
last she roused herself it was to hast
ily decide that she would make one
taore visit a farewell one to the
house of her hopes and dreams.
Down the road she went, all unsee-
ingly, for the mist in her eyes blurred
. . 1 1 -1 .
cverjruiiDg arouno Jier, ana it was
not until a dull roar" of thunder broke
the silence that Bhe realized it had
grown very dark and that there was
going to be a -storm.' Frightened, she
tried to hurry. The , woods on both
sides of her loomed dark and forbid
ding. Again there came a muffled
roar of thunder; then ' another, this
time louder and much nearer. Terror
lent speed to her feet and she reached
the. house Just as the storm burst in
all its fury.
The house protected her from the
storm that was raging outside, but
in her heart was a still wilder storm.
ana it ragea with sun greater fury.
The. girl buried her head in her arms
Peal upon peal of - Sender woke
the echoes. Flash after flash of light
ning coursed zigzag through the heav
ens and fn the tumult the sobbing
girl did not hear the door open or
the footsteps of the man who Entered.
In a lull between the rumbling of
the thunder the newcomer thought he
heard sounds from a room upstairs
and, wonderingly, went in quest of
The pretty girl, with face all tear
stained, looked up as he entered the
room and, with a cry of "David:"
broke ihto still wilder weeping.
At the sight of the girl he loved in
tears David forgot his resolution that
he would never give in to Mattie.
forgot everything save that he loved
her and wanted to comfort her, and
his arms, went round her. Gradually
Mattie's sobs ceased and she lay pas
sive in his arms.
Then, as the realization of their
quarrel dawned upon them, Mattie
struggled to free herself, and David
opened his arms and stood away from
her. "Mattie," he said softly.
KAISER NEAR CAPTURE
BY CZAR'S CAVALRY,
SAY WOUNDED MEN
Russian Horsemen Break His
Line but Emperor Escapes
tj ifv Automobilo.
falted Press Leased Wtrw.l
Petrograd, Oct. 24. How narrowly
tho kaiser escaped capture in the
fighting near Warsaw was described
today by wounded Russian soldiers,
returned from the front. Their stories
were told in much detail, though they
lacked confirmation. The war offic
permitted theii publication without
guaranteeing th-ilr accuracy.
The fact that among the captured
was a German general whose name
was withheld but who wa said to be
generally attached to the kaiser's per
sonal staff was regarded as tolerably
good evidence that his majesty was
at the eastern fighting front.
According to the current Version of
the affair, the German ruler, accom
panied by his staff, accompanied
his troops' eastern advance to observe
his heavy artillery s effoct. While
th Teutonic forceswcre engaged with
the Husslans before Warsaw, one of
the czar's aviators reporU-d the prcs-
j 1 ence of German officers, apparently of
"Do you think you could love its
thought you were glad to see me."
"I was so frightened," Mattie re
plied, "and and then you came; but
I thought you far away."
"I have received an offer for the
house," David answered, "and I
wanted to see It once more before I
parted with it forever. I came here
direct from the station and the storm'
caught me when only half way. But
what brought you here, Mattie, in all
"I heard you had sold the place and
so I, too. came to bid it good by," an
swered the girl. And . then, as sne
thought of all David meant to her and
of .how good he had always been to
her, she conquered her foolish, stub
born pride and added: "Oh. David, I
Just cannot bear to have any one else
have our little house. I love it so!"
David's face shone with a happy
light as he caught her to him and
whispered. "Do you really love the
place, Mattie, and do you think you
could love its ewnerr'
Mattie's answer was a muffled one,
but David heard' it and was satisfied.
When at last she raised her head from
the most exalted rank, very close to
A Kussian cavalry division was or
dered immediately to charge toward
the point designated by the airman.
The horsemen brofee through tho first
German line impetuously but wer-j
momentarily delayed by the second
one, giving the members of what was
supposed to be the imperial party time
to Jump into waiting auiomooiuts ami
There was one exception, the gen
eral already referred to, who felj into
the .Russians' hands.
The wounded soldiers who recounted
the story declared the kaiser was seen
plainly and that there could have been
no mistake concerning nis loeamjr
Ban Antonio Blvar Bises Flftn Test
Following 71T Inch Bain Within
San Antonio. Texas. Oct. 24. Search
em werJ seeking today the corpses of
11 women and children known to have
drowned yesterday in a 15 foot flood
in the San Antonio river, caused by a
five Inch rain in less than three hours.
The San Pedro and Alazan creeks also
were out of their banks. Several per
sons are missing and it is feared they
also were drowned.
Seven members of the Liebe family
were lost, including Mrs. Albert Liebe
and an infant son born Just before the
STATE OWNERSHIP OF
OFFICE IS :
R, A, Harris infReport Issued
Says Savingfin 16 Months
JVill Be $3500,
That the state printing plant, under
state ownership, fili save the tax
payers about 135.000 from September
8. 1913. to December 1,M914. is tb
announcement of State Printer It A.
Harris. He points?put that the sum
of JlA9i:.J8 was wed during th
last quarter, in abatement Just is
sued to the taxpayers of the state he
says: . m
.To the Taxpayer of Oregon:
The sum of 112.S32.38 for the Quar
ter ending September 30 last, or an
average of $4304.11, for each month
of the quarter, nit1 the gain due to
cue present since ownership system 'n
the state printings! department. Of
this amount a gatji of J5811.86 ac
crued from the jiitlative pamphlet.
me ioiaj cost, or W; whu:h, including
wrapping ready torS'tnail, was approx
imately I5S30. Un$r the old law the
cot would have -g-en $11,700
Kvery item of tirlnting has been
carefully computediat the rates fixed
by the old law and the difference of
cost under the present law, in your
ovui , ik nera snowEn.
uetalled records of cost, showing
minutely every ltttm of overhead and
general expense, am at your disposal
in lue siaie printing aepartment.
The complete record of saint in
date by virtue of ; Slate ownership,- i
as follows : !;j
September 8 to -December 31, 1912,
$3267.34. January 1; to March 31. 1914.
.ni.i.. .rtpm i fjo June 30, 1H,
$8S2.fc2. July 1 !,to September 30.
1914, $12,912.38. otal, $29,439.77.
The date originaffy set for the ex
piration of the ol4: law was January
1, 1915. We had jformerly predicted
a gain of 30,Oou by that date. Indi
cations now are tha by January 1 the '
gain will be very lijbse to $35,000.
Farmer in Baker
Halfway. Or.. Oft. 24, Despondent ,
because of more tifan a year's lllnem
with stomach trout.le, J. K. Flynn.w eil
known Baker courUy farmer, yester
day committed siffride on tha publli
highway . in frolt of his home by
shooting himself i the head. Klynn
placed the muzzle pt a 25-35 rifle t
his left eye and pulled the trigger. He
leaves a wife. J
Suicide at Scappoose.
Houlton, Or.. Oct. 24. William A
McKay, a single man, aged 33 years
old and a native of Scappoose, commit
ted suicide at the home of his brother,
Robert, in Scappoose Tuesday morn
ing. Early in the morning he went
to his brother's house, near which he
lived, and asked for a pair of clean
socks. As his brother started to
wards him with them. McKay said.
"Good-by, Bob, turn your head away.'
Robert sprang for him, but was too
late to stay his hand and he slashed
his throat with a razor.
bis shoulder the storm outside had
ceased and the storm In her heart had
also ended and there was only a great
sweet calm. . - r--3C .
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New Hand at Albany.
Albany, Or., Oct... 24. Besides the
regular, band, the 'ptlbany high school
will have a secondJband, according to
plans being made W J. V. Lais,' the di
rector. This banw111 incluih new
studenf - who hav:4tt never played be
Having been tried in the recorder's
court ''at Lebanon hd found guilty of
interfering with anfnfflcer.- R.-Kuhn, a
business man of this city, has appealed
to the circuit couri
Two new road tUstriets have been
created by the coifltty court. District
No. 34 was .made out of portions of dis
tricts 9 and 10, in the Rockhill coun
try, southwest of, Ibanon. District
No. 35 was created out of the east end
of the Mill City district. The court
also changed .the j boundaries of dis
tricts 17, 18 and 24, being the Crabtree.
North Lebanon and La comb districts
respectively. Theschanges do not af-,
feet voting districts.
The Lebanon pper' mill has be
running full blasi for the last two
weeks, according t.Mayor D. Cormier.
of that city, who was an Albany visit
or yesterday. "A s a result of the Ku-:
ropean war." said :Mr. Cormier, there
has been a great demand for American
paper, and this. lsesponible for th
rush at the Lebanon mill."