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THE OREGON SUNDAY JOURNAL, PORTLAND, SUNDAY MORNING, 1 SEPTEMBER 26, 1820.
FORCE IN CONTROL
OF ALL INDUSTRY
Many Problems of Business Rise
From Inability of Man to
Keep the Elements in Hand.
By Edward L. Wells
In the minds of many the matter
of climate la a question of personal
comfort, sometimes having a bear
ing on health, but not intimately
connected with business. This con
ception is erroneous, for of all the
natural resources of a .place or sec
tion its climate is one of the most
important. Agriculture, engineer
ing, transportation, commerce, man
ufacturing, public and private health
arid recreation, ajl depend .on cli
mate. Climate and soli constitute the founda
tion of agriculture, and agriculture
frfd the world. Deficiencies In the
soil may often be supplied, but man
has no control over the climate. In an
other article reference has been made to
the relation between weather and crops.
This direct relation Is apparent to all
who have made any study of the mat
ter, but there are many indirect rela
tion which are Important Irrigation,
drainage, transportation, manufacturing,
markets and the efficiency of labor are
all closely connected with climate, and
are Just as closely connected with .the
economics of the farm. Nearly all In
sect pests and plant diseases are gov
erned more or less by climate.
One of the greatest engineering prob
lems of the day la that of developing
wafer power and transmitting this power
to where there is a market for it. In
planning hydro-electrlo plants the en
gineer is governed at every step by the
limitations of 'climate, as these limita
tions affect the water supply, the forma
tion of ice In the stream, the damage
likely to be done to the transmission
lines by wind and ice, and other fac
tors. The Irrigation engineer faces many
of the same problems and others pe
culiar to his work, we hear little In
these days about wind power, but La
Verne w. Noyes of Chicago is authority
for the statement that "There Is suffi
cient power, which can be had for the
taking, within 100 feet of the ground.
in a space five yards In diameter, to
do all the work to be done on a 40 acre
farm, from the sowing, cultivating, har
vesting, threshing and marketing of
the crops to the rocking of the babies
and the doing of all kinds of house
work, and to furnish light, heat and ice
for the house and electric light for the
chickens to sleep by."
In all construction work climate-
should be considered. Tall structures
must be built so as to withstand wind
force. One type 'of a house is suitable
for one climate and another type for
another climate. The same Is true of
certain kinds of building material.
Transportation la an Increasingly im
portant factor in business as people de-
vclon a t until for cftmmodltlM nrfirl iKd
at a distance, -and as oommunUies fal
low the prevailing tendency to special
ize in certain products. No phase of
transportation is Independent of cli
mate. Many illustrations might be used
in this connection, but one will suffice:
A certain middle western town Is nerved
by two railroads.. One is seldom blocked
by snow In the. severest winters, while
the other is sometimes blocked for
months at a time. The only difference
is that one runs parallel to the dlrec
tlon of the prevailing wind and the other
at right angles to that direction. Claim
agents for transportation companies and
t traffic managers for fruit shipping
companies and associations keep files
tf cltmatologlcaal reports, and many
claims for damaged goods are settled out
of court by reference to these files. As
travel by automobile increases the good
roads question becomes more and more a
commercial matter. Good roads cannot
l built economically nor maintained
successfully without consideration of
The price of foodstuffs In normal
times quickly feels the effect of any
veather change during the growing
reason. It Is said that a merchant In
San Francisco failed because of an er
ror of a single letter In a weather re
port. Not only does weather affect
specific transactions, but conditional
ii unaciiuna as wen. l nis 18 partlCU-
larly true of marine, hall, flood, tor
tiado and lightning insurance, but Is also
true of fire Insurance, and some life in
surant companies refuse to sell Insur
ance to residents of states where the
climate Is known to be unheatthful. The
territorial distrlbuuon of many commod
lties Is governed by climate and this
fact la taken Into consideration by large
There are many, manufacturing pro
cesses mat can be carried on success
fully only under certain climatic con
ditions, and many large Industrial com
munities have been built up because the
local climate la favorable for certain of
In all economic relations the human
factor is large. Health.' ambition, alert
ness, efficiency and endurance deter
mine largely the value of the Individual
to society and that these are affected by
climate no one can doubt. Many dis
hes thrive only within certain climatic
limits. Apart from the matter of health,
, certain cilmatea develop alertness and
force of win, while others tend to lassitude.
MRS. HAMILTON JOHNSTONE, noble grand, Columbia
Rebekah lodge, I. O. O. F host at anniversary celebra
tion last Monday. Julian A. Hurley of Vale, Or., grand
chancellor domain of Oregon, Knights of Pythias, meeting at
Marshfield shortly. W. J. H. Clark of Portland, grand vice
chancellor Knight of Pythias, and well known leader in the
D. O. K..K.
Are to Convene
By A. D. C ridge
THE graTkd lodge. Knight of Pythias,
and grand temple. Pythian Sisters,
will hold their annual convention! at
Marshfield, Or., on October 11, 12 and
13. This is the first time that these
conventions have ever been held In
Southwestern Oregon and the delegates
from the several lodges and temples an
ticipate very pleasant and profitable
conventions. Delegates will be in at
tendance from practically all the 90
lodges and 40 temples which are Mat
tered over the state of Oregon. It Is
expected that in the neighborhood of
760 members of the twe orders will be
In attendance at these conventions. The
several lodges of Coos county have com
bined In making arrangements to take
care ef the visitors and many Pythian
affairs have been arranged for the
above dates. The present officers of
the grand lodge are: Grand chancellor.
Julien A. Hurley, Vale: grand vice
chancellor, W. J. H. Clark, Portland;
grand prelate. Edison I. Bailagh, St.
Helens ; grand keeper of records and
aeal, Walter G. Gleason, Portland ; grand
master of exchequer, James W. Ma
loney, Pendleton : grand master at arms,
John Newby. Bend ; grand Inner guard,
Ben J. Trowbridge,. Med ford : grand
outer guard, Albert S. Nelson, Yamhill ;
supreme representatives, James H.
Qwlnn. Pendleton: Frank S. Grant.
Portland ; Leslie TO. Crouch, Portland.
For the first time In the history of the
grand lodge one of Its members has been
honored with an office in the supreme
lodge. James H. Gwinn of Pendleton
having been elected supreme master at
arms at a recent session of the supreme
lodge held In Minneapolis.
Tt has been customary In the Oregon
grand lodge to advance the grand vice
chancellor to the station of grand chan
cellor and It Is contemplated that W. J.
H. Clark of Portland will be elected to
the office of grand chancellor for the
coming year. Many delegates aspire to
the office of grand vice chancellor,
smong those most prominently mentioned
being W. C. Chase of Coquille. J. H.
Mast of Bandon, Lief Finseth of Dallas,
M. F. Hardesty of Seaside. William O.
Hare of Hlllsboro and Judge T. E. J.
Duffy of Frtnevllle. No particular leg
islation has been advocated for this ses
sion of the grand lodge other than an
increase In the minimum rate of Initia
tion. Arrangements have been made for spe
cial rates to the convention and a special
train will leave the Union depot on the
evening of Sunday, October 18, arriv
ing in Marshfield the following morn
ing. A committee from the different
lodges in Cooe county visited the office
of the grand lodge In Portland recently
and advised the grand lodge officers
that all was In readiness at Marshfield
to welcome and take care of the largest
delegation of Pythians who have ever
assembled in Southwestern Oregon.
Accompanying the delegates from
Portland to the convention will be the
divan, patrol team and band of Abd
Uhl Atef temple No. 117. Dramatic Or
der Knights of Khoraasan. who contem
plate staging a ceremonial during the
grand ledge session. W. J. H. Clarke
of this city and M. F. Hardesty of Sea
side intend leaving for Coos county a
week prior to the convention to make
final arrangements for the conventions
and they expect to visit the several
lodges in that section of the state in be
half of the order and in an endeavor
to arrange for a class for initiation into
the dramatic order.
The grotto Is to hold a meeting Mon
day night at the Pythian building. When
the Veiled Pro.h.i,
Reasee grotto there is -always something
uomg. inere win De a program that Is
secret and will contain several screams
in it. There will be smokes and refresh
ments, and a special committee will re
port the date selected after careful con-
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sultatlon with several learned astrologers
for the next ceremonial.
Klrkpatrick council No. 2227 Security
Benefit association, was instituted May
zs, 1913. with 25 members. Its progress
nas never ceased, and today there is on
the rolls over 1100 beneficiary, 2b social,
76 juvenile members, with assets of over
$2500 in council property. S5250 in United
States Liberty bonds and mortgage notes
or S20O. The council has been in all
movements for the good welfare of the
country, state and city, as well aa loyal
to the home office, and its representa
tlves. The members contributed to the
home and hospital at Topeka. Kan
voluntarily, to the amount of over
$1000. On January 1. 1920. the records
show that the council had forwarded
to the home office $43,442 and claims
have been paid by them to the amount
of $31,779. The council recently began
a campaign for 600 new members, under
the leadership of six able and popular
captains. Lotta Hoch. Dora Warner,
Wanna Nolan. J. Gordon Smith, Clar
ence W. Mathews and Adolph Fuegy.
This class Is to receive the final degree
upon the visit of National President J,
M. Klrkpatrick, who Is to Be here about
November 1, with the latest motion pic
tures. Friday evening the district man
ager. L. M. Thomas, will install the of
fleers for the next year, as follows
President. Fred C. King (re-elected third
term) ; first vice president. Dora War
ner (reelected) ; second vice president, J.
Gordon Smith (reelected) ; prelate, Lotta
Hoch (reelected) ; secretary, N. H.
Teates; financier, Charles EL Moreland
(reelected sixth time) ; guard, James
Chrlatensen ; sentinel. Eugene Bush (re
elected). Trustees, W. K. Armstrong,
J. F. Stahl and G. W. Meinyer were re
elected, and Emma Armstrong was
Anchor council. Security Benefit asso
ciation, has started out for over 600 new
members and has made it lively by call
ing It a continental automobile race and
the team pulling the respective autos
win receive credits of 100 miles for each
applicant as they struggle across the
continent, The commander of the cam
paign Is Thomas C. Niner. He is as
sisteS) by seven lieutenants, each in a
figurative auto, as follows: Frank
Gates. Miss Anna Ohlendorf, E. J. Rows,
Frank Motta. Lena Nlner. L. L. Cook,
Charles J. Swindells. The supreme pres
ident of the order. J. M. Klrkpatrick of
Iowa, will exemplify the work for the
classes of candidates obtained on the
evening of November 1.
The "old clothes social" to be given
Saturday. October 2. by Columbia Re
bekah lodge at the L O. O. F. temple
Is open to all members and I. O. O. F.
and friends. There is 10 cents fine for
not wearing their oldest clothes, and a
prise for the best-sustained character
Portland lodge. Junior Order of Moose,
has offered a number of attractive cash
prises for applications secured by mem
bers. The young men of this lively
fraternity expect to have a most sub
stantial increase In membership within
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One of $3,000,000 factories of tbe TJtaJ-Idabx Sugar Co. la the Yakima valley, showing beets In the fore
ground nearly ready to harvest.
the next few weeks. The lodge has re-
cetrtly established lck benefit fund j
and It receives applications from youths
between the ages of IS and 20. Morria
Perkel is dictator; Irwin Hahn. seers-!
tary ; EL M. Freymuth (representing the .
Loyal Order of Moose), governor.
Friday evening. October 1. is to be
the first large initiation for Multno
mah camp. Woodmen of the World,
this Beacon, and it is expected that
fully 200 applicants will be lined up
In the small hall at 112 East Sixth
street and marched into the "settle
ment' at the big ball by 8:30 p. m.
Multnomah camp simply has to grow.
Chairman Jimmy Ruddiman declares.
because it la the largest camp in the
jurisdiction, with San Francisco the
next largest and treading right on
Marshfield. Members of the Daugh
ters of Rebekah held the district con
vention in Marshfield. Lodges repre
sented by delegates were those of Pow
ers, Gardiner, Florence, Myrtle Point,
Marshfield. North Bend, Bandon and
Cotjuille. Bandon was chosen as the
pplace of meeting for the next conven
tion and Mrs. Mary Trumbull of that
city waa elected chairman and Mrs. H.
C. Warren of North Bend vice chairman.
The others elected to district offices
were: Mrs. Carrie Larson. Mrs. Birdie
Skeels, Mrs. Eva Haxelwood, Mrs. Mary
Sagaberd. Mrs. Cora Conrad and Mrs.
Portland Star homestead. Brotherhood
of American Yeomen, will change Its
place of meeting with the month of Oc
tober, and will have Installation of offi
cers at an open meeting and social Octo
ber 7 at Turn Vereln halt. 2SS Thirteenth
street. The hall has been engaged for
weekly meetings and the accommoda
tions given are ' second to nonein the
Fram assembly of Portland, United
Artisans, will meet in the Selllng-Hlrsch
hall, Tenth and Washington streets, be
ginning October 6. There will be at
tractions for all in a social way at every
meeting. Dancing, music, drills and re
citations are to characterize the gather
ings every Tuesday evening.
The United Artisans were much hon
ored at the Prunarlan festival at Van
couver, In a number of ways. Supreme
Master H. S. Hudson was orator of the
day. Liberty assembly of Portland won
first prise for drill. The attendance on
Fraternal day was awarded to the
The Degree of Honor Protective asso
ciation will maintain a booth at the
state fair all this week. It -will be in
charge of Mrs. Margaret Becker and
Mrs. Sarah B. Moore of Portland. All
members and friends of the order will be
cordially welcomed at the booth.
HassaJo lodge. I. O. O. F.. Friday
night will start another class of 15
with the initiatory degree. Its degree
team under Charles Reed is one of the
best on the coast, and its regalia is
kept In excellent shape and appearance
by Robe Warden William Popham.
, Last Thursday Star lodge, I. O. O. F.,
had a large class for third degree work
and many visitors. Next Thursday the
hall at Killlngswofth and Albina ave
nues will be crowded to the limit, for
Star lodge will give a smoker program
and social for members of the order
Portland lodge. Loyal Order of Moose.
Wednesday night is to have a jolly so
cial smoker. The big Moose hall at
Fourth and Taylor streets will have no
bars or locks on from 7 :30 o'clock to
midnight, and there will be plenty doing
and a program Jhat will please.
Sunnyside . Masons - are preparing for
the annual "country store," which will
open at the Masonic temple, Hawthorne
avenue and East ' Thirty-ninth street.
Saturday night. October 9. The program
and original stunts will be attractive to
Ellison encampment will give the pa
triarchal degree work for the second
time In succession Tuesday evening at
the I. O. O. F. temple. A class of 40 or
more will be ready to take further de
gree work when Tuesday night is done.
William Dalsiel is at the head of
Capitol assembly. United Artisans, and
has notified the Portland local assem
blies to take care of their honors, for
Capitol intends to capture the state ban
ner. The first unit of the United Artisans'
home on Division street, near Sixty
eighth street, is nearly completed. It
will be a beautiful landmark along the
well known thoroughfare.
Multnomah court. Foresters of Amer
ica, will have a number of applications
en the desk of the secretary Wednesday
evening at W. O. W. temple. There will
be a social and card games afterwards.
Cosmopolitan lodge. Knights of Pyth
ias, Is to organise a drum corps to work
In conjunction with the K. of P. band
and other display Oodles of the ordtr.
Several new lodges of the Loyal
Orange league are being or have been
formed in Multnomah county, including
Gresham, St, Johns, Sellwood and Lents.
In Utah and Idaho
Shows Big Decrease
Washington." Sept. 25. (T, N. S.)
Production of gold, silver, copper, lead
and si io showed a marked decrease in
Utah and Idaho In 101 ft T
of those metals produced as compared
win liis xaii on nearly one-halt
In Utah only (.745.423 tons of ore
were treated in IMS aa compared with
14,703,718 the previous year. Gold pro
duction in mi reached only 104,464.410
fin ounces: silver. IIStnQKi .
copper, 124,0$1,$07 pounds; lead, 123,1
i,uoi pounes. ana recoverable sine,
4.411.024 pounds, according to figures
mads public today by the geological
survey. The total value of the metals at
the avaraae nrice nrevallinar fnr kh
during the year was $4t,lH,$28 as com
pared With $88,047,697 in 1118.
VAST WEALTH TO
$47,000,000 Value of Year's
Crop Grown on Land That Not
Long Ago Was a Desert.
By Fred Lockley -Yakima,
Wash. Sunshine, soil
and water is the formula for success
here In Taklma valley. For count
less ages the valley has been in
possession of a rich and inexhaust
ible soil and tn abundance of sun
shine, but it has only - been within
the past score or so of years that
water, third element of the winning
trio, has been available. ' All you
need to do to become a convert to
government reclamation and to Irri
gation of the West's arid and semi
arid lands is to visit Takima valley.
I am writing this letter from the Ore
gon Journal booth at the Washington
state fair at TaklmaT On all aides are
to be seen evidence of what has been
accomplished by bringing life giving
water to the "thirsty soil. Where once
the prowling coyote or the soaring bus
sard Baw the quivering heat waves ris
ing from hot and shimmering sand hills,
today you will see mile on mile of al
falfa nodding and swaying in the breese
tike some vast inland sea. Just aa the
6ea in its different moods has many
shades of green, so this vast inland
sea of living green as the vagrant breese
ripples Its surface into wave-like mo
tion has the merging tints of jade and
malachite and emerald. Where two
score years ago the occasional traveler
saw no sign of life except horned toads
and rattlesnakes backing in the sun or
jackrabblts darting across the train to
seek safety beneath gnarled and twisted
roots of the sage brush, the traveler
today sees apple trees bending beneath
their load of fruit while droning bees
forage from field to field In search of
EARLY LABOBS BEAR FECIT
One can get a better Idea of what the
coming of life-giving waters has done
for this one-time desert by visiting dif
ferent sections of the valley and seeing
changes that have been wrought. 1 have
talked to ranchers who came here S
years ago and who after the lean years
of their youth and middle age are now
enjoying fruits of their early labora
Here, in tabloid form, are the facts and
figures of the development of this valley.
There are approximately 100,000 acres
of alfalfa. At a most conservative estl
mate the yield for the past season was
310,000 tons, which sold in stack at from
$15 to $20 a ton. At leant one-third of
the alfalfa Is fed where grown and
shipped out In the form of beef or butter,
More than 10,000 acres of corn Is
grown for use In silos. Here are some
of the crops with money brought into
the valley on the land that was passed
up as worthless by emigrants of three
score years ago..
see,oee acres irrigated
As to the present extent of acreage on
which irrigated crops are produced there
are in Takima valley examined and
approved reclamation projects for which
ample supply of water is available,
totaling over 600.000 acres. The
government has spent on the construe
tlon of the projects which get their water
from the Yakima and Naches rivers about
The farmers of Yakima valley last
year produced crops valued at $47,745,000.
They shipped 9904 carloads of apples,
for which they received 414,974,848 ;
2200 carload 8 of peaches, averaging over
1200 baxes to the car, at an average
price of 62 cents a box, brought $l,66e,-
125; 2000 carloads of pears, 2, 178,000 ;
strawberries, cherries, prunes, grapes,
canteloupes, water melons and small
fruits to the amount of 1205 cars brought
in a revenue of $1,578,250.
SPTJD8 LIFT MORTGAGES
Potatoes are mortgage lifters in Yaki
ma valley. Last year 1800 carloads
were shipped from the valley, 23,000
tons selling at $40 a ton and 7000 tons
at $85 a ton, bringing in a revenue of
A crop of 2700 tons of onions from
the valley brought in a revenue of $162,
000. Turnips, green com, carrots, cab
bage, asparagus, squash, pumpkins.
beans and other vegetables, including
five carloads of green peppers, amounted
to 232 carloads, and brought in $410,350.
A total of 630.000 bushels of wheat at
$2.10 a bushel, added $1,123,000 to
Yakima's wealth. Barley, oats and corn
brought in a further sum for grain ocops
In all 416 carloads of sugar beets real
ised $1,312,000, while beet pulp sold to
feed stock added $12,000 to revenue from
the beet fields.
Beef, mutton, pork and poultry with
other livestock sold for $4,403,500.
Wool, hides, tallow, eggs, furs, pelts
and other livestock products sold for
RICH IK DAIRY PRODUCTS
Cream, butter, cheese and condensed
milk brought in a total revenue of
Eighteen thousand bales of hops sold
for around $900,000.
Nursery stock and clover seed to the
amount of over a million dollars were
sold, while 750,000 pounds of honey and
something over 100,000 pounds of bees
wax sold for $175,000.
Cider, vinegar, grape juice, canned
fruits and vegetables and dehydrated
fruits to the extent of 470, carloads sold
Popcorn, sunflower seeds and a icon
of other lesser crops all added their
quota to make the grand total of mora
than $47,000,000 received by the pro-
aucers ior tneir lsu crops.
Although Brazil Is known to have 180
varieties of ' snakes, less than 10 per
cent of them are venomous.
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Department of Oregon, 828 Mor
gan building; Information supplied
ex-service men in regard to insur
ance and compensation.
Portland post No. 1. club rooms
and office, Flatiron building. Sixth
and Ash streets; meetings first and
third Mondays of month.
St. Johns post No. 88. meetings in
St Johns, first and third Mondaya
In preparation for the second observ
ance of Armistice day, department
headquarters of the American Legion la
sending out to all the posts of the state
outlines for a ceremonial to be held tn
connection with the presentation of the
Victory medals. v
Use of the form of ceremonial ia not
compulsory for the posts, but it Includes
many valuable suggestions that could
be used to advantage in preparation of
these progrsms. As suggested the cere
monial includes presentation of a tab
leau. "The Americans Come." which will
lead up to the presentation of the med
als by young women representing the
allegorical figures of Patrol t ism and
The national organisation of the
legion ia making every effort to have
Armistice day elaborately celebrated in
very city of the United States and has
called upon the departmental officials
to see that no poat Is inactive on that
day. Oregon department in turn is urg
ing the posts to begin their preparations
and to keep headquarters informed as
to what they are going to do.
The new home of the Portland post In
the Flatiron building. Sixth and Ash
streets, has at laat been vacated by the
municipal free employment bureau, and
the quarters are now being thoroughly
renovated. There was so much clean
ing work necessary that thex original
plan for an opening Monday night was
postponed one week.
This means that the regular meeting
o the post for October 4 will be the
first one held in the club rooms. The
only business scheduled will be the re
port of the reorganisation committees,
headed by Thomas Henry Boyd, In
which several plans for operation of
the legion in Portland will be put forth.
The women's auxiliary of the post
will serve refreshments at the conclu
sion of the meeting and a program has
been arranged. Commander ConvtU of
the post is expected to be In the city
for the opening ceremonies.
Permanent charters for the posts that
have made application in Oregon are
now on hand at department headquar
ters and will be sent out as soon as E.
J. Elvers, department adjutant, returns
from the national convention of the
legion at Cleveland.
The charter certificates are handsome
affairs containing the charter and the
membership roll. On the latter are to
be written the names of the charter
members of the posts. A number of
posts about the state are still oper
ating under temporary charter and De
partment Commander Gilbert is urging
their officials to get busy with requests
for the permanent charters.
Government order forms for meals
to be supplied to disabled service men
when they are traveling on orders are
to be Investigated by the department of
Oregon, following complaints from
Bend post No. 4 that banks have re
fused to honor the orders. The local
banks at Bend are saM to have been
advised by their eastern exchanges that J
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presentation for collection, by the bu
reau of war riak insurance tn Washing
ton. The particular form is classified
as No. 944.
Portland post was well represented at
the funeral Saturday afternoon of Lieu
tenant Louis H- Pinkham. an officer of
the 148th field artillery, who died in
Coblenx. Germany. February 8, 1919,
of influensa. Pinkham was a Univer
sity of Oregon man who was widely
known in Portland. The services were
held at the Ftnley undertaking estab
lishment and burial was in RIverview.
The services were not conducted under
the auspices of the legion.
The first dance of the season under
the auspices of the women's auxiliary
of the legion will be given Friday night,
October 8, at the Multnomah hoteL
These functions wilt be continued on
the second Friday of each month
throughout the winter. Receipts from
these dances will be used by the women
In keeping the disabled ex-service men
in the local hospitals supplied with UfUe
Pest No. 40 of Springfield, Or,, haa
applied to department headquarters for
a permanent charter. Oregon now has
88 posts, the last charter having been
granted to the new St. Johns organi
The national convention of the legion
opens at Cleveland, Ohio, Monday
morning. Oregon haa nine men ' attend
ing. The delegation Is headed by Ed
ward J. Eivers, department adjutant
Thief Breaks $500
WWdow to Steal $1
' United Kewt
Hammond, Ind., Sept. 25. In the win
dow of the bank of Hammond waa a
one dollar bill, attached to which was
this legend: "One dollar starts a sav
ings account-" A thief hurled a brick
through a 3500 plate glass to get the dol
What writer on the romance and mys
tery of the South Sea Islands has sver
failed to secure an enraptured public!
From the early South Sea romances
by Melville "Typee," and "Orooo,"
through Robert Louis Stevenson's en
thralling and eerie tales. The Beach
of Falesa," "The Isle of Voices" and
"The Bottle Imp." aa well aa his stories
of the Tabitian seas written in collabora
tion with Lloyd Osbourne under the
title, "The Ebb Tide"; Jack London's
"Cruise of the Snark" and compelling
"South Sea Tales" ; or Joseph Conrad's
"Outcast of the Islands," "Tales of Un
rest" and "Lord Jim." which contrast
with wonderful power European stand
ards of civilisation agalnat the fierce
savage character of the Malayan tribes ;
or the similar theme and treatment
which are found also la Pierre Loti's
"Raraad" the story of the love of a
Tahltiaa maiden for a white man all
these brine tha reader to the writers
who today are investing with new In
terest the enduring glamour and spell
of the Sooth Seaa "White Shadows In
the South 8eas"y O'Briea. "Noa-Noa"
by the French artist, Gauguin, the novel
"Moon and 'Sixpence" by Maugham, and
the slighter story of pearl fishing and
adventure called "Joan of the Island"
by Barbour and Holt, . .
Fact and fiction are close competitors
for popularity tn these dramas of 'the
South Seas, with Sh emphasis perhaps
on fact which proves as thrilling aa any
imaginative plot. v
There 4a frequent call at the public
library for all of these works on that
region of romance, and the library -has
many other volumes describing- Ufa and
adventure In the South Seaa,
NEIL HART WILL
BE25TH MAN TO BE
HANGED IN PRISON
Twenty-four Hanged, 1 Liberated,
12 Given Life Imprisonment in
17 Year Period at Penitentiary.
Salem. Sept. 23. When Emmett
Bancroft, alias Neil Hart, is hanged
at the state prison on Friday, No
vember 5, for the murder of Sheriff
Til Taylor of Umatilla county, he
will be the twenty-fifth man who
has. been executed within the walla
of the Oregon penitentiary.
Prior to May IT, 1903. executions were
staged in the yard of the county jail in
the county In which the crime was com
mitted. The legislature of 10, however,
changed the law providing for the ex
ecution of the death sentence to re
quire that all hangings be staged at
the state prison.
The warden of the penitentiary is re
quired to superintend the execution and
he is required to invite the presence of
one or more physicians, the attorney
general of the state, the sheriff ef the
county In which the judgment waa ren
dered and at least 19 reputable citlsens
to be selected by himself. At the request
of the dpomed man he shall also permit
the presence of not to exceed two min
isters of the gospel, and In hta own dis
cretion, such relatives and friends of
the prisoner as he may name, not to ex
ceed five. Under no circumstances may
anyone under the age of 21 years be
admitted to the execution.
In the period from May IT, 1903, until
capital punishment- was abolished In
Oregon In 1914. a total of 3? men were
sentenced to hang. Of these ooe was
granted a new trial and liberated, the
sentences of 13 were commuted to life
imprisonment, and 14 paid the supreme
The first execution to be staged at
the state prison was that of H. D. Eg
bert of Harney county, sentenced to die
for the murder of John O. Paxton on
October ,4, 1908. Egbert waa executed
on January 29, 1904.
LAST HAXGIKG WAS IJf 1918
Oswald C. Hansel of Clatsop county
was the Isst man to hang here prior to
the abolishment of capital punishment
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Hansel waa executed on November 1. .
1SJU, for the murlf t frank j. Tajr
Others who have been executed at the
state prison are as follows: "
ru uucueimo, - onienoea jrorn
Multnomah county, executed : May 8.
1905. for the raafder of Freda OaracU
ia Portland. ,? '
George XV. Laalh. sentenced front
Clackamas county, executed - July 19,
1905, , ror the murder of . Mrs. ; LoretU
Jones of Oregon City.
Holliver Megroden. sentenced from '
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Fred A. Shepherd, sentenced front
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IS OS. for the murder of Benjamin Zell.
Henry Hose, sentenced from Multno
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tor the murder of Madge Doyle.
Joe Anderson, alias Henry Betts, sen
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ed July i, 1909, for the murder of Hen
Math Janclgaj. sentenced from Clack
amas county, executed October 38, 1909,
for the murder of Mary Smerker.
Waller Montgomery Johnson, sea- '
fenced from Washington county, exe
cjted February 5, 1909, for the murder of
C. T. Tlmmona. sentenced from Marlon
oounty, executed February 88, 1609, for
the murder of Estella S. Tlmmona
Adolf N. Nordstrom, sentenced "from
Tillamook county, executed June 19.
1909, for the murder of John Peterson.
James Finch, sentenced fronvMuUno
man county, executed November 13, 1909,
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John D. Roaelalr, sentenced from
Washington county, executed September
8, 1910, for the murder of his wife.
Isaac Newton Harrell, sentenced from
Lake county, executed September 9. 1910,
for the murder of Newell brothers.
Mike Morgan, sentenced rrom Jose
phine county, executed December 13.
1)12, for the murder of John York.
Krana uarrisen. sentenced rrom uoos ,
county, executed December 13, 1912, for f
the murder of Roy Perkins.
Noble Faulder. sentenced from Kla
math county, executed December 13,
1913, for the murder of S. Gilbert
H. E. Roberts,, sentenced from Mult
nomah county, executed December 13,
1913, for the murder of Donald Stewart
and George Hastings.
Charles Humphreys, sentenced from
Benton, county, executed March 23, 1913,
for the murder of Ellsa Griffiths.
Mike Spanos, sentenced from Jackson
county, executed October 31, 1913, for the
murder of George Dedasklou.
Prank Seymour, aentenced from Jack
Son county, executed October 81, 1913,
for the murder of George Dedasklou.
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