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VOL. XV. NO. 16.
PORTLAND, OREGON, WEDNESDAY EVENING, MARCH 29, 1916. SIXTEEN PAGES.
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Two Sections Chicago-Buffalo
Fiver on Lake 'Shore in
Rear End Collision; Twen
tieth Century Limited Piles
Up on -Wreckage.
ACCIDENT TAKES PLACE
Iff FOG NEAR AMHERST
Railroad Places Blame for the
Collision Upon Sleepy Tow
erman Who Failed to Stop
Second Section of Flyer, It
Is Claimed; AH Cars Steel.
:-. Cleveland. Ohio, March 29. Twenty
five bodies had been recovered at
1 p. m. from . the wreckae? on the
New York Central at Amherst, Ohio.
Five other bodies are iri bight,
rescuers say. This, with the two dead
In hospitals, will bring the death toll
up to 32
Among 'the dead is Rev. Gustav
Wayli. pastor of the First Hungarian
Lutheran church of Detroit.
'Three victims were so badly man
gledlhat their bodies' were scooped up
with a shovel and thrown into a bas
ket. Death Cane M They Slept.
Death came ' to a majority of the
victims while they slept.'
. The wreck occurred at 4 o'clock this
,morning and a heavy fog, railroad of
ficials say, was responsible.
-; Train 86, known as theChleago-Buf-falo
Flyer, started from Buffalo Jate
vyestcrday for the west in two sections.
fThe second section crashed into the
first section when that train stopped at
;Amherst for water.
Several mlnihes later the Twentieth
Century Limited, the New York Central-crack
train., crashed into a por-
ftion of the wreckage on the second sec
tion. . Att..xeeal three of the-limited's
"f coaches were Overturned, bt "Us pas
sengers miraculously escaped death,
nrtr Treated 1 Hospitals.
'- A canvass of the ; hospitals of Lo
rain, Klyria and Amherst show that 60
persons ere receiving treatment at
Following a hasty- investigation.
General Superintendent Ingalls issued
.the following statement:
"The towerman's wife gave birth to
a child Sunday night, and he sat up all
night and had been working continu
ously. "Had the first section been al
' lowed to proceed, the wreck would not
have happened. The ehanees are that
the towerinan was dozlqg and unthink
ingly set the signal and stopped the
train. The rest is known."
Railroad officials say that a brake
man of. the. first section train was sent
back to Tlag the second section, but
that the engineer was unable to see the
signal because of the heavy fog. until
It was too late. No explanation was
made as to why the Twentieth Century
Limited crashed into the wreckage.
Children Among. Killed,
i Bloodstained children's clothing and
-aitoy bank containing 23 cents indicate
that several children were among the
A majority of those killed were
.asleep in the last coach of the first
section of train No. 86. The victims
were clad in their night clothing and
this fact is hampering the work of
Four of the dead were decapitated.
Scattered thickly through the
wreckage were arms, legs and other
portions of human bodies.
c- 1 I . . . .
otynii rear coalites or tne secona
sectWn of the Flyer buckled over to
the Twentieth Century's righ't of way
and were splintered by that train.
- An official of the New York Central
here this afternoon issued the follow
riaffman Too Late.
.. ' First reports Indicate that the en
gineer of the second section of train
No. 86 disregarded signals. The engi
neer of the first section had received
caution signals and proceeded under
-caution to the home signal, where he
stopped his train. The flagman start
ed Pack immediately, but before he
reached the proper distance the second
section came along."
While none of the passengers of the
Twentieth Century limited was killed
;the limited was responsible for most
-of the dead. It side-swiped the wreck
age or both sections of No. S6. This
-division---of the New York Central is
equipped -with the latest and most pro-
ncient xi interlocking switches and
signals and had been almost wholly
"free from accidents for four or five
- Today's wreck recalls the disaster
at Ashtabula December 29, 1896. The
.Pacific Express, westbound, then the
-fastest train In the world, was cata
pulted into a creek, 100 persons meet
ing death. It was caused by the col-
i lapse of a bridge during a snow storm.
f Ambulances from Lorain, Amherst
"and Ely Ha. attempted to speed through
the dense fog and bring succor to the
(Concluded on Paga TweiTe, Column Five)
Chinese Rebels Are
burning and Looting
City of Veasganni la Bsechuan Pwrr
lace i XToxta of Taaaaa Taken aad
I i: BeTolattoalsta approaching Imcbow.
N Shanghai. -March 29. (L N. S.1
Revolutionists have- captured Pensgs-
nui in the province of Ssechuan, north
olUTimnan and are now. approaching
lAiehew, burning and looting as they
proceed. ; . . .. .. .
rT"'HE DEVIL OF METZ" Although 80 years old,
. I General von Haeseler, given his soubriquet by the
French, is in supreme command of German opera
tions before Verdun despite his great age.
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FRENCH RETAKE PART
LOSE OTHER POSITION
Germans Claim Greatest Gain
in Two Weeks by. Taking
Trenches Near Malancourt.
Paris, March S9. N.Vf;TtHi.
French have recaptured part " of the
jClcWrrf'Torest, according to official
announcement here today.
The statement telling of the recap
ture of a part of the forest said:
"Furious German counter-attacks
were made in an effort to dislodge the
French from their new positions, but
were repulsed with extreme losses for
"Violent cannonading was in prog
ress about Verdun throughout tae
The text of the communique fol
lows: "In the Argonne district our bat
teries bombarded the enemy's organ
isation north of Haute Chevauchee
and south of Cheppy forest.
'Grenade attacks, coupled with fire
attacks in adjoining sectors, enabled
us to make marked advance north of
Avoncourt. Some prisoners were taken.
"West of the Meuse no enemy at
tacks occurred. On the Hacourt-Mal-ancourt
line at Bethlncourt, L.e Morte
Homme and Comuiers, intense bom
bardment is raging.
"During the morning, after prepara
tion by artillery, we captured a sec
tion" of the southeastern portion of
Avocourt wood for a depth of more
than 36O yards, as well as an important
work called the Avoncourt redoubt.
The enemy delivered violent counter
attacks with fresh German brigades.
which . arrived a few days ago. The
enemy was repulsed, sustaining heavy
losses. We took 50 prisoners.
"East otjhe Kieuse violent artillery
bombardment rages in the region oC
Vaux, Douaumont, Woevre section and
Germans Take Trenches.
Berlin, March 29. (U. P.) Several
lines of trenches north of Malancourt,
10 miles northeast of Verdun, have
been captured by Germans, it was of
ficially announced today. The 'iermar.
charge netted 498 prisoners and
smashed the French front for a dis
tance of 2000 yards.
"This is the greatest German gain
on the French front for twe weeks.
It imperils the French salient between
Bethincourt and Malancourt.
"Russian attempts to reconquer
positions south of Narocz, were re
pulsed. German airmen showered
bombs on Russian railway depots, it
Is claimed, wrecking them and demol
ishing large quantities of supplies. '
Battle Maddens Soldiers.
Milan, March 29. (I. N. S.) Infor
mation from the Swiss frontier states
that trains of wounded from Verdun
arrive there almost daily.
About 1500 men have reached Blots
heim, not wounded, but their nerves so
shaken that they are complete physical
wrecks who could no longer support the
Many were deaf, speechless, helpless
automatons, who bad to be lifted out
of the car.
Germans Are Preparing.
Petrograd, March 29.r(I. N. S.)
Prisoners captured on the Dvinsk front
say that preparations for decisive op
erations are progressing under the
highest pressure in the German army.
Asked whether the Germans believe
there is a possibilty of further German
victories, the prisoners reply evasively,
pointing out that much depends on va
rious accidental circumstances. The
sole factor which badly affects their
morale, they affirm, is the daily de
terioration of rations.
Reichstag in Secret Meeting.
London. March 29.-(1. N. S.) A Co
penhagen dispatch, says: ., .-. ,
-- "The German chancellor has convoked
a secret meeting of the party leaders of
the i eicnatag to discuss war Questions."
BRITAIN IS VISITED BY
WORST STORM SINCE
1881; DAMAGE HEAVY
Snow, Hurricane and , Cold
Rain Cause Suffering; Lon
don Lightest Hit.
london. Maech '2.-rr. .NS.) The
worst hurricane and " snowstorm alnce
I $81 is visiting- Great Brltain. Income
parts of the country the storm has
amounted to a -blizzard. Many places
are isolated and the main railway ar
teries between London and Scotland,
the Midlands and Wales are blocked,
while enow encumbers the telegraph
and telephone wires.
Tales of devastation and disaster are
coming into London, which escaped the
worst of the storm, although it suf
One of the most remarkable features
of the storm period was the rapid
changes of wind and temperature. The
Iyondon area was swept on Monday
night by a fierce snowstorm driven by
an easterly wind, and followed by tor
rents of cold rain, causing indescrib
The rainfall ceased at dawn, only to
begin again with a tearing, southwest
gale, which this evening changed into
a hurricane of snow from the north.
Much damage was done to property.
Mersey River Dock
Hands Are on Strike
10,000 Walk Out la a Dispute About
Overtime; Trouble Tareatesa to Za-
terf ere Witn Transatlantic Shipping-.
Liverpool, England, March 29. (U.
P.) Ten thousand Mersey River dock
hands struck today, following a dispute
regarding pay for overtime. The dis
turbance threatens to Interfere seri
ously with Transatlantic shipping.
Ancient Hybla and
Outdone in Oregon
"Compared with melhods in
$ vogue during the first decade
ft of the Nineteenth century, or
4ft even within the memory of
men . still living at the be-
ginning Of the Twentieth, it !
may be said that the practical
He side of beekeeping as now un-
derstood is as the ' modern lo-
& comotive to the stage coach of J
a previous generation. Almost
$ everything . connected with it
4- . has been revolutionized and 4k
4 apiculture, instead of being
classed with such homely rural
occupations as that of the -
4 country? housewife who aarries
ft a few eggs weekly to the mar-
ket town in her basket, is to-
day regarded in many coun-
4 tries as a pursuit of consld-
He erable importance."
He That is what the Encyclope- He
He dia Britannica says about
He beekeeping as an outdoor pur- He
He suit. It also says a good
He many nice things about the 4t
He big scale on which honey pro-
He ducing is! carried on in the
He good old XT. S. A., and of the
4t -high quality of the output of H
He the busy little American bee.
He Ancient Hybla and Hymettus He
He had nothing on Oregon. -
He That the Britannica knows
He what it is talking about, is H
Hr fully attested on the editorial w
He page of The Journal, where Ht
He may be found today an article. He
He under the title "Nothing the
He Matter WithiPortland,- which
details the large and profit- He
He able operations of the Produc- H
Hr ers Honey company. It I t t
He notable presentation of an in- m
He dustry whose magnitude local- He
iy is a revelation. ' -
Bl Club Sues
Baltimore Federals Ask $900,000
Damages Against National Base
ball Commission and Others.
Philadelphia. March 29. (U. P.)
The Baltimore Federal league club to
day sued the National Baseball com
mission and James Gilmore, Charles
H. Weerhman and Harry A. Sinclair
Of the defunct Federal league for
$300,000 in the federal court. They
claimed J900.000 under the Sherman
anti-trust act providing for a treble
The Baltimore club in its complaint
alleged that the baseball peace pact
was designed to destroy competition
and that it particularly . damaged the
Baltimore organisation. The complaint
charged that in making the peace pact
the baseball moguls gave Baltimore
no consideration whatever while other
Federal league clubs were provided for.
DELAY AT BORDER IS
OBJECT LESSON FOR
He -Tells -Senate Delay
Catching Villa Caused by
Fact U. S. Wasn't Ready,
Washington, March 29. (U. P.)
"We are trying to organize an army
that will not have to delay four or
five days before tackling a little
trouble," declared Senator Chamberlain
today in opening the debate on his
"Wre shouldn't criticize the officers
and men for not getting Villa more
quickly," he added. "The nation was
"Our army is historically inefficient.
Even George Washington had to spend
hours and days writing to the conti
nental congress complaining about the
"Our troops have ever had more spir
it than skill and at times their pa
triotism has not blazed too brightly.
"The present bill has the ' approval
of every expert who has examined it.
It contains the best parts of a great
number of plans. While the commit
tee was drafting this it had the pro
visions of the Hay bill before it. The
Hay bill was inadequate."
substitute for other bills with the same
object, and the opposition is expected
to consist principally of amendments
and attempts to reform the proposed
law's details. There are no organized
pacifists in the senate.
Senator Kenyon may demand aboli
tion of "aolitical army posts."
NATION SHOULD MAKE
PART OF EQUIPMENT,
VIEW OF ROOSEVELT
Waahington. March 29. (U. P.) It
would be wise for the United States to
manufacture a portion of its war
equipment, but not all of it. in the
opinion of Franklin D. Roosevelt, as
sistant secretary of the navy, ex
pressed at a meeting of the house
naval committee today. He also de
scribed America's vulnerable points
and named the places from which at
tacks could be hurled against this
"The government would find it ad
vantageous to manufacture some
things, but not all," declared Roose
velt. "We should not undertake to
make submarine 'engines. Development
of the best engines will come through
competition between private manufac
turers and the government.
"We are more vulnerable in the
West Indies than at any other place
a'ong the Atlantic. No enemy navy
could make its base of operations in
Kurope " and successfully assail ua.
There are only three possible enemy
nval bases: Canada, the Bermudas
and the West Indies. Newfoundland
is too far north and Nova Scotia and
Halifax would not serve the purpose.
"Bermuda belongs to Great Britain.
Any enemy must turn toward the
West Indies and it is up to us to be
well prepared there."
Roosevelt urged an American base
at Culebra, and near Porto Rico.
Are Taken, Report
Eleven Officers end 303 Men Captured
at Graxfonberg; Pour Austrian Aero
planes Donraed Veer Victoria.
Rome, March 29. (I. N. S.) In i
violent battle west of the Gorriza
sector several trenches af Graffon
berg were captured with 11 officers
and 302 men, according to official an
nouncement here today. Four Austrian
aeroplanes ere also reported to have
been downed near Victoria.
Leadville, Colo., Fire
Lasts for Six Htfurs
Old Woodsn Mining Camp! Bnlldinr
Burn "With tlOO.OOO xa; Dynamite
X TJeed to deck names.
Leadville, Colo.. March 29. (I, N.
a) Fire, starting early today, raged
in the business section of this city
for more than six hours. It was
finally checked -by dynamiting. The
loss, which was chiefly - confined to
wooden buildings erected in the ear
days of the camp.
19 ; COVIUIUCU C&b
Big Dividend Is Declared.
,Plttsbrg. March 29. (I. N. 8.)
A dividend of 1C per cent was declared
on the preferred stock of the Ameri
can Window Glass .Machine company
here today. This means the ' dUtribu
tion of $1,120,000.
NOW 250 MILES
General Pershing Reporjs His
Troops Are Chasing Villa
in the Santa Maria Valley,
TROOPS MAY BE SENT
TO HEAD HIM OFF THERE
Colonel Dodd's Cavalry Re-
ported to Have Head
quarters at Madera.
San Antonio, Texas, Marc i 29. (U.
P.) American soldiers are pursuing
Francisco Villa and his brigands in the
Santa Maria valley Brigadier General
John J. Pershing officially reported to
day. The United States troops are
more than 250 miles south of the border.
Major-General Fred Funston pointed
out the many advantages to be derived
from use of Mexican railroads.
Villa appears to be heading toward
Chihuahua city. Troops may be rushed
there via the Mexican Central railroad.
if use of it is permitted.
COLONEL DODD IS AT
EI Paso, Texas, March 29: (U. P.)
Colonel George Dodd's flying cav
alry is reported to have reached Ma
dera today, developing a new phase of
the hunt for Francisco Villa. Dodd is
understood to have Bhifted his head
quarters from El Valle to Madera,
Cooperating with the Carranzistas.
Dodd will throw out detachments to
form a ring around the territory in
which Villa is supposed to be hiding.
This ring will be gradually made
smaller until the bandit chieftain is
forced to come out and fight.
Reports that Brigadier General John
J. Pershing Is apain using the Mexico
Northwestern, railroad south of Casas
Grandes was an indication of the rapid
movements which are being made in
furtherance- of tht plan to surround
.Villa.!-? .., r .
Madera may be the new advanced
base of the expedition. Cloaked in full
authority. Pershing is believed to be
acting without referring his p!ans tJ
army headquarters at San Antonio.
That Major General" Fred Funston
is giving him all the aid in his power
(Concluded on Pge Two. Column Two
STRIKE BE AVOIDED
Arbitration Between the Em
ployes and Employers Sug
gested in Resolution.
Realizing the disastrous effeotr upon
business in the northwest which a
nation wide strike of railway train
men would hive, the Portland Cham
ber of Commerce has adopted a strong
resolution appealing to the ( discon
tented railroad men to agree to arbi
tration. The strike has been called for May
1, at which time every engineer, fire
man, conductor and brakeman in the
United States is scheduled to walk
out unless the railroads agree '.o the
establishment of an eight hour day as
the basis of a wage scale, all time
required to operate trains in addition
to be paid for at overtime rate.
The railroads estimate that the ad
ditional cost of operation involved in
this rearrangement of time schedules
would be $100,000,000 per year, a bur
den which the roads could not carry
and at the same time distribute in
creases to employes in other depart
ments of the service who are entitled
to more money.
The resolution adopted by the t ;cu
tive committee of the Chamber of
Commerce yesterday, which was pre
sented by C. C. Chapman, is as follows-
"Whereas. The public of the Pacific
northwest will suffer great inconven
ience, and disastrous effects will fall
upon the lumber, grain and other In
dustries in the event of interruption, of
public service by a general strike such
as is threatened by railway trainmen's
"Whereas, The Chamber of Com
merce of the United States has taken
action looking to an adjustment by ar
bitration of the issues in controversy,
as per resolutions . appended hereto;
therefore be it
"Resolved, By the Portland Chamber
of Commerce, that in the Interest of
public convenience and the welfare of
Pacific northwest industries, we urge
that both parties to the - controversy
adjust their difficulties without re
course to extreme measures that will
suspend the public service; and be it
"Resolved, That we commend the ef
fort of the Chamber of Commerce of
the United States to indorse arbitration
and the attitude of the railway man-
- J ftMr- .ifrnifyinir their willinznesn tn
"Resolved, That the executive secre
tary of the Portland Chamber of Com
merce be and is hereby directed to
communicate this , resolution: to the
Chamber of Commerce of the United
States, and' also to commercial bodies
of the Pacific Northwest, with the re
quest' that eaid commercial bodies take
similar action and eld in developing
public Interest in the question." -'
URGES THAT RAILWAY
: . . 1
JOHN. E. PECK, wealthy Grand RapiiJs, Mich., druggist, and
wife, who were poisoned by their: son-in-law, Dr. A. W.
Waite (below) of New York, who" has. confessed. Waite
I is a dentist and crack tennis player. : fj
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Y. M. C. A.
OUT TO GET SCALP
OF SEATTLE TODAY
Forces Determined to Turn
Defeat Into Victory in Big
y jfyTirfc jfT"!Sir''y )e &
Woimceas 30 men, 3 boys,
Du Plunx 16 men, 15 boys,
Wells. Fargo Express com
pany offered to donate half of
membership fee to all em
ployes desiring to Join the Y.
M. C. A.
Trounced severely by Seattle two
days in succession, workers in the
membership campaign of the Portland
Young Men's Christian association set
out this morning with "blood in their
"Beat Seattle today", was the cry.
and leaders confidently expected that
the day's results would top the sound
city. Secretary Stone predicted that'
they would exceed the combined re
sults of Monday and Tuesday.
Team Ken. Undaunted.
Team workers are undaunted by the
record thus far and expect with expert
salesmen to ga'in the desired 1500 new
members, men and boys, by the close
of the campaign next Monday. Several
local business houses have donated the
services of their best salesmen for the
balance of the week. . "
An appeal Is to be made to the civic
pride of Portland to give th- city's
young men an opportunity to enjoy
the advantages of the Y. M. C. A.
Pointing out that clean manhood is
a civic asset particular efforts are" be
ing made to enlist employers nl the
cause. "Give your young men employes
a chance to become members of this in- j
stitution," it is urged, "that they may
come under its wholesome influence."
Firms Asked to Aid. "
Firms and business houses are" be
ing asked to advance the amounts nec
essary for membership fees as aloan
to the employes, getting it back by
small weekly or monthly deductions
from their pay checks.
The appeal on behalf of men ts be
ing made to persons of 1) faiths or
creeds, Jew, Gentile, Catholic or -Protestant.
At today's luncheon Rabbi Wise was
a speaker, telling how people of th
Hebrew race are interested in "the Y.
M. C. A.
In yesterday's intercity contest Se
attle's record was 4& men, SJtj boys.
1669.60. and 82,160 points. Portland
eecared 22 men. 13 boys, $293.25 and
36325 points. , '
Stork to Visit Home
Of Eichard (Jroker
Former Tammany Cnlef, Mow 74 Tears
Old, Married Sings r of Indian line
age; litres la Ireland.
London. March 29. L N; S.) A
report comes from Dublin that a visit
of the stork Is etpected soon at the
Olencalrn home tf Richard Croker, the
former Tammany chief. ' ;
Richard Croker was married to Miss
Bula Benton Bdmondson, a profes
sional singer of one quarter Indian
blood, on November 26, 1914. Tne
ceremony was performed at? the home
of Nathan Strauss in New; York. Mr.
Croker is 74 years old. - to.
Hiccoughed 340,001 Times. '.
Los Angeles. March 29. (U. P.
Colonel Laeb, wealthy' politician' and
business man, today estimated that be
had hiccoughed 340,901 tiroes during a
two weeks' hiccough attack' which j
ceased last night.
DR. WAITE CONFESSES
His "Alter Ego," Referred to
as the "Man From Egypt,"
Subject of Dramatic Recital
Violet Bay Distorted Mind.
New YorkMar-h 29. (I. N.
S.) Insanity will be the de-
fense of Dr. Arthur Warren
Waits for the poisoning of his
father-in-law. John E. Peck.
aged millionaire of Grand
This was indicated here to-
day when friends of the ac-
cused dentist declared that a
powerful violet 'ray apparatus
in his apartments bad operated
to distort his mind.
District Attorney Swann as-
serts that Waite's apparent
hallucinations regarding the
evil influence exercised over
him by a mysterious Egyptian,
is a story concocted to sup-
port tne Instanity plea.
'New York, March 28. (I. N. S.)
Dr. Arthur Warren Waite has con
fessed to the murder of his mil
lionaire father-in-law, John K. Peek,
and the latter's. wife, Mrs. Hannah
After a day of haunting memories
the tall athletic youthful dentist turned
on his prison pallet at Bellevuew hos
pital and said to Detective Raymond C.
Schlndler and the attendants:.
Victims Given Germs.
"I killed them both. I killed Mrs.
Peck y giving her germs all mixed to
gether. Oh, there were a lot of them.
When it was time for her to die, I
gave her a big shot of morphine.
"I tried germs on Mr. Peck. The
action of the germs was too slow. He
(CoBdoded os Pge Poor. Column Three)
Davenport Buffet $40
A Jersey Cow For $50
. - i-
McCoIlough bad no further nse
for his motorcycle. A Journal
Want Ad sold it for him at $ZZ5
rash. 8uch things happen many
times dally where Journal ads are
employed. See pages 13 and 14-
Tot Sale Xisoellaaeon It
f 45 brown leather upholstered
Davenport and fumed oak buffet
for $40. Phone .
FOR SALE 3-year-old Jerse'
Tnraisnsd Plats 60
NICELY furnished 4 room flat,
sleeping; porch, piano, electricity
and ga, $12. ,
The dally circulation of The
Journal in Portland and its trad
ing radiust exceeds that of - the
morning paper by several thou
r sands and is practically 60 per
f cent " greate .than-- its nearest
' afternoon contemporary. .-
House Committee Fixes Pro
portions of Proceeds From
Sales, Schools Getting 20
and Counties 30 Per Cent.
SINNOTT FAILS IN FIGHT
TO GET LARGER SHARE
rv. 1 j axi n 1 - j
uiviMun iviaue Hiier nepeaieo
Efforts to Enlarge Bene- '
fits to the State. A
H He He He He He HHHe I,
"Washington. March 29.
WASHINGTON BL'RRAU OK
THK JOURNAL) - Chairman
Ktrrls has reintroduced the
committee Oregon & Califor
nia land grant bill ttday on
the discovery that the hill as
introduced yesterday contained
aij error, the division of the
timber sale fund being incor
Washington, Marcn 29. (WASHING
TON BUREAU OK THE JOURNAL.)
The house publlr lands committee in
executive session late yesterday fixed
the proportions of the proceeds of the"
Oregon & California grant lands at
20 per cent tp the state for schools.
30 for land grant counties for roads. 40
for the general reclamation fund and
10 for the federal govei nmerU.
This division was made after Con
gressman Slnnott of Oregon mad re
peated efforla to enlarge benefits for
The committee first voted down an '
amendment giving i)-1i to state and
counties; then u0-30. then 2.S-23.
Oregon's Claims Bet rortn.
Mr. Slnnott then offered an amend
ment requiring the reclamation share
to be used on Oregon projects.
This was defeated, and a like fate
met an amendment requiring that half
the reclamation share be spent In the
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BATES WILL IS FILED;
VALUE OF PERSONAL
ESTATE IS $600,000
Estate Goes to
According to the will filed for .pro-
bale today, George W. Bates, late
president of the Lurnbermons Na-.:
tlonal bank, has left an estate con
sisting of pei-Bonal property valued it'
approximately $809,000, and some,
pieces of real estate at different points
in Oregon and Washington of an un- -known
but not considered a large e
The beneficiaries are the wife and t
three sons iflual shares. The two r
oldest sons" are appointed executors.
The home place, at 795 Ftanstera '
street, has always stood In the name
of Mrs. L. M. Bates, the widow. She,
however, falls sole heir to $20,000 of '
life insurance carried by Mr. Bates.
Will Made os March 16. -
An Incident as showing how careful
Mr. Bates was to put his affairs in or- .
der Is shown in the fact that the will
was not executed until March 1, and
Mr. Bates died March 22, following the
The fact that his estate consists
largely of personal property is because, :
about a year ago, he organised the
Bates Real Kstate & Investment com- ,
pany for the purpose of putting his -affairs
in shape so that the business
connections which he had made would
continue uninterruptedly, no matter::
what might happen to him.
The holdings of the aBtes Real Es- :'
tate & Investment company include the -lot
and building at 106 Fourth street,
occupied by a department store below
and hotel above; the quarter block -and
building at Second and Columbia
streets, occupied by the Union Laundry
company. In which Mr. Bates wis a
large shareholder. -:
The quarter block at Front and
Couch street, which Is Improved wiln ;
a number of small buildings.
Water rrontage Included.
A half block of waterfront prop
erty, at Front and Bumslde streets, J
occupied by a concrete wharf and offr'
Quarter block, at Williams avenue,
and Knott . street, , oecupied by the
Kennard &: Adams J department store,,
and adjoining the premises of the
George V. Bates company, bankers.
The latter's - premises stand oh realty
tn its own name -v
, There are a ftpmber of small hold
ings of realty in Washington and Ore
gon in .the name of Mr. Bates, but the
aggregate value of these is declared
by the executors to be small.
The corporate, stock held by the es
tate consists of shares in The Journal
Publishing company, the Union Laun
dry company, the Columbia Digger com-,
pany, the Oregon Life Insurance com
pany and the Mount Scott Park Ceme
tery association. . ;"r?V
- There is also included bills receiv-
(Citacladed ea face Twelve, Coioma fitel
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