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THE OREGON DAILY JOURNAL, " PORTLAND, OREGON.
FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER Ji l$2k
. ' ' William M. Kapua. ' president o
the Northwest Ou & Electric Equip
ment company of Portland, was
elected president of the Paclflo Gas
association Thursday afternoon wlth-H
j out & dissenting vote. His election
marks' a radical change in the or
ranltatlon, as this Is the first time
In the 27 rears of its history that
' this office has been conferred upon
a man residing- outside California.
This was also the first convention
held 'outside the southern atate. As
a result of this convention the aa
, sociation has agreed to eon. north
to .Portland or Puget Sound one
, every three years.
Henry Bostwick, manager of the Ban
Francisco district of the Pacific Gas
A and" Electric company, was elevated from
secretary to, vice-president He has been
secretary, or assistant for II years. W.
Irt. Henderson, engineer of gas dlstrl
button of the San Francisco district for
the Pacific Ou and Electric company,
was elected secretary-treasurer.
TWO PORTLAND MBIT OJC BOARS
Two Portland men were also chosen
on the board of director. They are
Our W. Talbot, president of the Pacific
Power and Ltcht company and Portland
Oas and "Coke company, and Hilmar
Pabst, general manager of the Portland
- Oas and Coke company. Other dlrec
tors are : John A. Brltton, vloe-presl
dent and general manager of the Pa
clftc Oas ahd Electric company of gan
Francisco; W. B. CUne, president of
v Los Angeles Oas and-Electric corpora
tlon: H. R. Beshford, manufacturers'
, agent, San Francisco ; L. H. Newbert.
manager Alameda county diatrict of
Pacific Oas and Electric company. Oak
land, and F. R. Bain, president South
ern Counties Oas company, Loe Angeles.
The 1921 convention will be at Sacra
Today at 10 o'clock ISO men and worn
en attending the convention left the Ho
tel Multnomah for a trip over Columbia
y river highway. Returning, they will be 1
, served dinner lat Crown Point chalet,
1t0 be followed by dancing.
Tb final official act of the conven
tion' before adjournment was a vote of
thanks to Portland gas men for the fa
! moul Portland hospitality shown.
-J XKVVXh BANQUET HELD
.'.. About ISO men attended the annual
banquet Thursday night, when the re
tiring president, A. B. Day of Los An-.-
t geles, presented the incoming president
with the association's diamond badge.
W. M. Henderson was also presented
. with a gold medal for having read a
noteworthy paper. Quy W.; Talbot was
toantmaater. Addresses were given by
V Mayor Baker and several gas men. Wal
ter Jenkins and ths Rosarian quartet
' furnished the music The women en
joyed a complimentary dinner and the
ater party at the Hellig.
The association voted to intereat more
young men In the gaa industry that the
future of the bualness might be made
secure. The men also voted a revolving
fund of $10 te provide data during the
year as new developments or discover
i ies occur.
. , Kapus has been in the gas business In
f Portland for 25 years. He was for
Ji merly connected with the Portland Gas
. and Coke company, but about 10 years
t ago organised the Northwest Oaa and
.'Electric Equipment company, of 'which
Ji he la now president. He has been a
t member of the Paclflo Oas association
for II years. Kapus was Instrumental
in bringing the 1920 convention to Port
r land. , ,.
"I ' i
(Centmwd Fteia Psae Oet)
Fields. Booop Martin.. Chuck Jennings,
iT Jnmes Tsylor, Bmokey Moore, Bob
, . Clark, Buffalo BradyJerry Job.nl andl
ftOV&yXh SPECIAL ABBITE
' The Oregon Journal special bearing
'enthusiast from Portland, arrived, at
t :4V o'clock, htte but happy. The Jour
y pal plane, with news of the Round-Up
a end home news for the Portland con-
tingent. Is due late In the afternoon. Un-
less the pilot Is careful as he files over
5 the arena of the Kound-Up park he may
( meet with an unfortunate cowboy hurt
; ling through the air, taking; a nose dive
X from the back of a bucking broncho.
f Bands are greeting ' the incoming
t train luring the gtieste to the events of
'. the day through crowded streets.; wild
i with excited cow punchers and - popping
guns. ' Wilder and wilder grows tha
crowd with the Intoxicating atmosphere
f the wild West. Thus will it eonorrue
until the laat day of the week arrives
and the Round-Up adjoufna.
. SHOWERS CATJSE DELAY
J The early morning showers slightly
. delayed the crowd for the opening day
4' of the Round-Up. Fifteen thousand
Notwit hatand in g that
te rent kinds olhoee supporters we believe
mmm ttas won sucK an enviable tepata
taoa for oft? v and servtccot given so muck
tliisfidion to motheni and children as the
Why) Becawse the webbing o( fresh ftva
rubber (eels better and wears longer.
Because it is the only hose supporter
quipped with that exclusive feature the
. Ohlonff' V
. Prevents duppsig '
I ' - ELECTED GAS ASSOCIATION OFFICERS . "
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, ' V MS'. ;:: 1
lYora left W. M. Ilcnderaon of
Jk Electric Equipment company,
persons were present for the first num
ber of the program.
Ed Marshall. Pendleton.. R. S. Dixon.
Klamath, and Tom Boyle, Pendleton, the
Judges arrived In the arena shortly
after 2 o"clock, and with the opening of
the gates by President II. W. Collins
bucking horses from the stables dashed
Into the arena. The spectacular bucking
of bulls, steers and burros brought great
cheers from the crowd.
Tommy Douglas, riding a marigold
yellow horse, took a flight of several
yards towsrd heavan. The calls from
the crowd ot "Come to eartn" Drougm
Tom down with a thud. i
The burros, indifferent to direction and
rules, are allowing nothing to remain
on their backs longer than three seconds.
The cowboys' pony race waa won by
Eugene N. Osborn. The winning horse
Is to be eliminated each dav, and a purse
of 160 will be divided, with $50 for each
day. James Taylor was second ana jess
The squaw race, with a purse of $150.
ISO each day, proved a thrilling event
The first two were close for first Agnes
Williams fell from he horse.
In the- stagecoach race, Joe Can tr ell
was first. Bill Riding second. The purse
Is (60 each day, divided 140 and $20.
' The cow girls' relay race for cham
pionship of the world was won by Lora
Trlckey, riding the C. B. Irwin strtne;.
4 :1 2-5 ; Donna Cawi, riding Harry Wal
ter's string, 4 1-5 ; Kitty Cannutt, rid
ing Joe CantreU's string, did not appear :
Mabel Strickland, riding Oeorge Drum
heller's string, quick on change and a
favorite with the crowd. 4 :1 1-5. Puree,
11000, first $500 and $20 hand purse, sec
ond $300 and a manicure set. third $200
and a waist The three day .race is two
miles esch day, etch TTder hsvrng four
horses in charge of two assistants, one
to hold and one to catc the horse,
changing" each half mile.
During the thoroughbred Indian race,
a picture of the early Indian day. an
airplane piloted by Francia Love per
formed daring feats In the air.
STEER BL'LLDOGGIHG FAST
Jim Harrow, popular Indian, won the
Indian race, with Red Shirt second and
Tan Shirt third.
In steer bulldogging. Frank McCar
roll made 6 4-5, and Jess Staple made
his throw in 19 4-5. Walter Sterling had
a tough necked steer, giving him a fight
for a time. He made 53 2-5. Norman
Cowan, having lost his steer until it
passed the grand stand, found a safe
place near the fence of the arena. A
real-leather neck delayed him In making
hla throw, the time being 2 1-6 minutes.
Iiuolan Williams. Indian, was not en-
eoaraged by shouts from cowboys when
his steef passed around the arena.
Don Brownell was thrown from his
horse but made an effort to make the
throw -In the limited time of 1:45
Yakima Cannutt, alt around champion
last year, made the best throw in 21 1-15
and is making a good start toward the
title this year. '
Hasel Cowan also made a good throw
In 2 1-6. tying with McCarroll. W. O.
Seldel made IS 1-5. Joe Hayes' steer
was bulldogged In front of the grand
stand and was favored by spectators in
the grandstand; time, 19.
fcOJDITIONS 15 BCtLDOOGIXO
Condltlone in' the bulldogging are:
Steer to be given 0 feet, bulldoggmr to
furnish own horse end haser, Con
testant must throw steer with bare hands
and not touch teeth to lips. ' Steer mast
be thrown flat on ground on his tide
and must be held with one hand released.
An entrance fee-of SIS will be divided
Into prise money for the' three days at
50, SO and Z0 per cent. - .
Steer roping contest for the cham
pionship of the world offers a purse of
$1200 First $15$, given by Hamley &
Co., and presented by Pendleton Com
merclal club; second $450 and jewelry,
third $200 and auto robs. Conditions:
Rope and hog tie, three feet crossed
Steer Is to be roped, thrown and tied
there are many dif
- pastes ...
San Francisco, secretary; William M.
Portland, president; Henry Boat wick
ELEANOfL Dr SPAIN ZANDER,
""H. THE carefree) life of the cowboy
Of the wild and fearless band;
As the sailor rides tha ocean,
He rides o'er rugged Jand.
As the sailor loves the billows.
The toss of the restless deep.
The cowboy loves the whirlwind
And the feel of the horse's leap;
The, buck and plunge of the bronco,
Whose feet were never shod.
The plung and snort of a demon
O'er brown, unbroken sod.
Oh, here's to. the swisb of the lariat
And the "sun-browned Buckaroo,
' Who rides the range at daybreak
And smells the dust and dew!
with one-half minute or contestant is to
withdraw at signal from the Judges.
The steer muat.be caught by both horns,
half head or neck. An 'entrance fee of
$25 Is to be divided into day money for
the three days, 50, 30 and 20 per cent;
In the contest J. H. Strickland made
22 1-5; Dan Clark. 46 4-5; Roy Kevett
Irwin. 29 4-5 ; Frank Roach, h ; Sam J.
Garrett, no time ; Charles Johnson,
1:17 1-5 -r Alex Plersol, 57 t-5; Bob
Burke, 45; Oeorge Fletcher, no time.
HOLD GBASD MARCH
Two hundred cowboys and cowgirls in
the mounted march, headed by the
Round-Up band, were followed by the
spectacular Indian parad. Five hun
dred Indians in their gorgeous, native
costume valued at many thousands of
dollars, passed with papooses strapped
on their backs. They marched by the
grandstand Into the center of the arena.
forming a wonderful panorama of color!
with the background of Eastern Oregon
wheat fields, green sfter the rains, and
the tepees against the evergreens along
the Umatilla river.
In trick riding, Lorena Trlckey, Harry
Walters, Sam Garrett and KJtty Caji
nutt showed daring feats in front of
the grandstanp, while the Indians gave
war aancta in tne center or tne aren.
Sam Garrett. Tom Douglas, Willis
Wllllama, ,-Bob" Burke and "Kid'' Mex
gave exhibitions in trick and fancy
ISDIAIT poW RACE
The Indian pony race via 'the four
teenth event, open- to . all Indians. Har
row was first and Dave Penny second.
In the cowgirls' bucktng contest. Blue
Blazes wth Kitty Cannutt did little
Lorena Trlckey and Bonnie McCarroll
both held their mounts.
The pony express race for the cham
pionship of the world Is a three mile
race, one mile each day. The four con
testants Thursday made changes in rec
ord time. A purse of $500 is offered. First,
$250 and bridle ; second, $150 and kqdak ;
third, $100.- Each rider has two ponies
In charge of two assistants, first pony
to go first and third quarter: Second
pony to go second and fourth quartera.
The same horses are to be used each
day, barring accidents. Best time Is for
the three days.
Thursday's winners were Harry Wal
ters, 2 :10 : Roy Darwin. 2 :10 1-5 : Ken
neth Kennedy, 2:121-6; Darrell Cannon,
2 :10 2-5 ; Scoop Martin was disqualified.
COWGIRLS' P05T RACfe
Eight Indians contested m the Indian
war bonnet race,
Cowgirls pony race, purse $150. Each
day. ft rat, $25 ; second. $13 : third. $10
contestants riding with cowboy saddles
weighing not less than 25 pounds and
not permitted to wear Jockey caps,
winning horse being eliminated, each
day.- Lorenna Trlckey, first; Donna
Card, second;., Kitty Cannutt. third
Cowboys' bucking contest for chain
pionshlp of the world results Thursday
Gilbert Pagano was thrown from Leath
erneck. Red Prultt, on the famous CuU
desac, mad a good stand toward stick.
Ing, but old "Culdy" threw him down
and then stepped on, him. "Tex Smith
mad a fair ride tm Lightning Creek,
slashing through mud and air until
ume waa called. Roy HelL on the fam.
oos Mrs. WIggs, had a short but peppy
Buck Hocas made a good ride on 8am
Jackson, the latter being the nameaake
a- jacKson of The Oregon Journal.
Earner Mitchell on U-Be-Dam. was
given a great laugh from the crowd
when he left some feet behind his mount
5ter. W8" ln,the Coats rod
Black. Diamond. Buffalo Brad on BUI
Hart changed hands and pulled. Monkey
Rench gave great trouble in being pre
pared for the contest, but - waa easily
ridden by Bob Hall- - -
COWBOY RE1AT BACK
-CI Gibson, orf Domiribv rod wkh
Th purs is for 700 First. $450 ana
. s. -' -
Kapus, president of Northwest Gas
of San Francisco, vice president.
$500 saddle; second, $200 and Stetson
nat ; third, $100 and sterling sliver belt..
Cowboy relay race for championship of
worm rurse, iiuoo cash. Riders having
iour norses. two assistants, rider to sad
die and unsaddle, mount and dlamount
unassisted, changing horses each half
Barrel! Cannon, riding Drumhellera
string, made 2:9 4-6; Bob Lleheriding.
t;. a. irwin 8 string, and Scoop Martin
riding Harry Walter's string, t :1S 2-6;
nennetn Kenneajr, z :3i -&, on Joe Can.
Contestants in the wild horse race for
the $225 and Jackpot to be divided each
day are : Sergeant Hllds. James Taylor.
Scoop Martin. Tom Rwlng, Orvil Banks.
L W. Terry, Harry Walters. Hippy Bur
mister, Dan Dlx. Frank Cable, Charles
Runyan. Pete Nichols, Ed McCarty. Bill
mngnam, iranK Swaggart. C. A. Cam
eron, Vernon Ward, Eddie F. Sheridan.
H.IDISG WILD ONES
Unbroken horses from the nun
aenverea m front of the grandstand.
The rider saddles and rides his mount
once around the track with halter only.
One assistant can help saddle, but
cannot lend any other assistance. The
wild horse race depics better than any
other event the real Ufa pf the cowboys
in catering ana breaking wild horses.
it was won by .Frank Swaggart.
Tne Indian pony race was won hv
j esse narrow, z :zz.
Cowboy standing race Walter Ster
' (Couttuned pnna Pas Osel
convinced that he will carry a majority
oi inese states.
BOTH SIDES TO BE HEARD
"I am going back East," he said, "to
tell people of the effort that Is being
made to keep truth from the DeoDle of
the West It Isn't fair ta them. They
deserve to bear both sides and they are
The governor left here at 8:40
for Pueblo, where he speaks early
this afternoon. He leaves Immediately
afterward for Colorado Springs and
Denver, where the principal speech ot
th day is scheduled for this evening.
By Herbert W. Wallir
Las Vegas. N. M-, Sept. 24. (U. I
Touching upon Mexican questions for
the first time. Governor Cox said that
he was not sure that Mexico "would
want to enter Senator Harding's pro
posed International association of the
United States, Germany and Russia, th
only other nations of sise outside ths
League of Nations."
"Things have been Improving recently
down there," Cox raid.
In anticipation of a reported effort
by'Ellhu Root to have Senator Harding
stand for th league with reservations,
Cox declared that issue is now clear.
"Senator Johnson." said Cox, "states
that Senator Harding proposes to scrap
the league.. I favor going in with res
ervations that reassure, clarify and
protect every American Interest and
which do not emasculate the covenant
My election means the league with
America in it and defeat of Cox of
Ohio means that th people are not la
favor of going In."
cox was aaked whether submission
of such an Issue to a "solemn referen
dum" L would not set a precedent In
American history.' "I am never afraid
to submit any common-sens proposal
to th people," he replied. - "It baa been
submitted to the senate, and the senate
ana th nuhll
will. We r . mtimltHnv i
pi over th heads of th senate.-
t V t d'. . - - I- -
As a result of heavy shower the
last 10 days, rainfall so far this
month is nearly twice as heavy as
the normal rainfall for the month pf
September, according to weather
The normal average for Septembejr
over a period of years Is 1.S4 inches and
at B o'clock this morning the total pre
cipitation since September 1 was I.S6
This, however, is not a record break
ing amount of rainfall so far for the
month, and unless there is considerably I
more in the next week, the record for
the month will not be exceeded. In Sep
tember, 1911, a record rainfall of 5.19
inches waa registered.
The deficiency that his existed jjnder
the normal average rainfall since Janu
ary 1 la slowly being cut down. Friday
morning Portland still needed 4s
inches of rain to make the total fall nor
mal for this time of year.
The rainfall Thursday was fairly gen
eral over Oregon and Washington and
extended the entire length of the coast
In 24 hours ending at 5 a. m.. .20 of an
inch of rain fell, and most of this was
registered in those few minutes before
o'clock Thursday afternoon when it
seemed as though the town was about
to float away.
Willamette river is making a sudden
rise which is expected to- continue
through Sunday. The river, under the
influence of near flood conditions from
Santlam river, shot up 2.3 feet at Salem
in the 24 hours ending at $ a. m. and in
the same period at Portland theVrtae was
8 of a foot. Meteorologist E. Lt Wells
of the weather bureau believes the river
will come up another foot in Portland
IS BELIEF OF POUCE
(Centhraed Pnm Pate One)
suitcase, already packed, was found In
Examination today of the "tomb' In
which Denton's body was found showed
it was a crude affair built Of rough
boards in a dark corner of the basement.
The body waa under about three tona
of loose dirt
Mrs. J. C. Denton, divorced wife of
the dead man, and Frances Denton, their
1S-vr-oM taue-htr. will reach here to
night to claim the body afid take charge
of Denton's affairs.
Another report being Investigated was
that a Hollywood woman is now drlvi
ing an automobile belonging to Denton.
Judge R. M. Avery, Denton s attorneyv
Instituted a search for the missing man
some time ago, after attorneys for hla
daughter had made inquiries regarding
FAMILY CLAIMS BODY
Frances Denton, the 15-year-old heiress
of the murdered man, and her mother,
Mrs. J. C. Denton, and his mother, were
today en route to Los Angeles from
Phoenix, Ariz., to take charge of Den
ton's affairs and to assist in the inves
tigation of the crime.
The beautiful home where Denton was
slain was bought by him last May when
he came to Los Angeles with his sec
ond wife, formerly Dolly Winters, whom
he married in Bouse, Aris. Immediately
after their arrival here, the couple went
to a local hotel to live. The police- in
vestigators were told that Mrs. Denton
died latvr, following a short illness.
Denton waa a well known mining pro
moter and speculator in mining stocks.
His estate consists of mining and other
stock and property in Los Angeles and
LED MTSTEBIOrS LIFE
According to relatives, Denton once
disappeared for 10 years before he was
first married and not even bis mother
knew his whereabouts. It was later
learned that he had spent the time in
mysterious wanderings about New Mex
ican mining cam pa
Little Importance waa attached to Den
ton's disappearance in June because
bualness associates and relatives knew
he was accustomed to making protract
ed tripa without notifying them.
Pbllce said today they discovered Den
ton's bankbooks, two watches snd some
personal papers in tne possession of a
Los Angeles woman. Thkj woman, police
said, told them that a diamond ring
DENTON WAS POISONED
which detective believed had been Den
ton's had bean pawned for $300. ; v
DEXTOVS 6PAKISH AFFINITY
WARNED, SAYS MRS. PEEXE
Denver. Colo. Sept 24. (U. P.) De
claring ' that aha; knew -nothing, of the
circumstances surrounding tha mysteri
ous death of J.' C Denton, Los An
geles capitalist, who body was found
la th basement of hi home, Mrs. JL C
pta atrijiv. vminr woman, today
aid ah waa willing to go to Los An
geles tO BtlP C1W P l BirW7i
possible. y ,
Denton, it is alleged, disappearea am
ust jr and . authorities believ ha waa
murdered and buried m nir own oas
ment Mrs. Peete rented Denton's house
i r v. iiiniM three
wnn mum w su " - , ,
months ago. She told newspaper inert
that Denton waa frtenaiy wiu nr
i- t. r hi ear. -but that
the rex was nothing wrong 4 about their
relation Denton, aha asserteo, na i-
fair witn several women. - -
Refora eh rave UO th SOUS last
month to return to Denver she had sev
eral loads of earth put In uie basemen
at TWntnn'a raanest. It We Under this
dirt Denton's body was found. Mrs.
Peete declared the air was xo o "
for flower beds.
HELPED HIM PACK
Th last she saw of Denton? sh told
police here, was when she helped pack
a few belongings for him. He left the
same day on sotne business trip. Den
ton had warned her, she declared, to
keep th basement locked, aa Jie had
liquor stored there.
The first ah knew of Den ton' S death
was when newspaper men told her a"t her
rooming nous ner last nigni. jars.
Peete has been here about five weeks
with her invalid husband.
Service today that she would leave for
Los Angeles Saturday to give the dis
trict attorney's office there all Informa
tion she possessed and assist in any
way In .clearing up th mystery sur
rounding Denton's death.
Mrs. Peete said she received a mys
terious telephone warning June tell
ing her to keep all persons out of the
cellar of the Denton house. Prom that
time on, she said, she, always went to
the cellar with plumbers and gas in
spectors when they visited the house ts
Dlreetloa Jesses Yob Herberg.
A Sweet Story
ot Gripping Interest
Duty an! low meet in a
trnggla ' for supremacy
ftaathln. Comedy '
TEIf SIGHT WITHOUT A BAR
ROOM, With the NasKhlss Bathing
5ew Pletare Satardsy
LADY ROSE'S DAUGHTER
PERHAPS YOU, TOO
Have been paying ,a tailor $125 to $175 for good clothes, and doubtless
they are good clothes and priced as low as tSc tailor can afford to charge.
Custom clothes arc cut
Custom-tailored clothes are hand-tailored at all important points
v , Ours arel
Custom-tailored clothes are supposed to have a certain individual style
. , - '; .- ' ' . Ours hare!
Good custom clothes cost at present $125 to $175. Drop in and let tts
prove to yon that we can save yon $40 to $50 on your suit or overcoat.
Why not come today? ... - .
" CORRECT APP AREL, FOR MEM
.127 SlxOt Sferewt
Successors to Buffura & Pendleton '
" that nothing-was disturbed. v Tae
telephone warning, airs. Peete said, in-
aicaiea uiai mucn vajuaoi liquor was
stored In tha basement Mrs. Peete ex
esvasssvea -us viwmvss, fcJiiei , w m
came from th woman known a Den-
ton rspanlh affinity,",, -v ' s .
This Spanish woman, described as at
tractive, came often to Denton's home,
Mrs. Peete said today on learning that
Loa Annies Bollo were hnntina for th
Spanish girl. -V '
HAD KXT TO uOtls V
Tbl woman bad a key to the house
and euni there frequently. Mrs. Peete
declared. "I felt uneasy, for during my
absence from th house on several oc
casions I found vide no that someone
had been there while I was away.?
, Mrs. Peete said Denton gave her th
house free from rent on the condition
that aha was to take car of it, show
prospective buyer through It aad make
a sal. Denton offered her all over $23,
000 'aha received for Jil home. In case
sh sold it. she declared.' These were
th only "business arrangements" sh
bad with him, Mrs. Peete stated.
."There waa a door to the basement
that had been nailed up." Mrs. Peete
said. This Spanish woman told me not
to open It as Mr. Denton had soma whls
ky In there. Sh s)ivld m to stay
out of the basement"
So far as any will was concerned. Mrs.
Peete atated Denton, made his will juat
before she- net htm in May and that it
left practically everything to his daugh
ter. France Denton of Phoenix Aria
LAST TIMES TODAY-
J'. - In -"WHAT5(YOUR
one suit at a time
a i va ii
H Tl UK " 1.a lr-
1 Ftrcy Caffee Aoqnlttcd "
Percy Caffee, t charged with having .
been, connected with the theft of 9
sacks of sugar frm th Coffee Cup res
taurant laat spring, was found not
guilty by a jury in circuit Judga "Cava
naugh's court Thursday, ,
Eat less sweets;
. "BABE" RUTH
Ours arc !
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