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AT 14 CENTS
Contracts Being Written for
f Shipments East and Lower
; Figure Is Offered by Local
I ALBANY FIRM HALTED
Canners Generally Are Re
ported to be Playing Game
- The strawberry market opens at
14 cents a pound. ,
Contracts are now be'ng written
by a local firm at that price. The
berries that are now purchased ire
te be shipped to eastern markets in I
large barrels under refrigeration.
The top price that has been of
fered for strawberries by Salem can
aeries this season, however, is 12
cents a pound. No trace of any saloB
having been made at that quotation
A could be found.
, r Albany Withdrawal Humored
The loganberry situation remains
the same as the last published report
which stated that an Albany cannery
was writing contracts in the Salem
territory at 12 cents a pound. An
unconfirmed report has it that the
Albany cannery has withdrawn from
the field temporarily awaiting fur
y ther developments in the wholesale
market. At least, one grower states
that when he had offered his com
ing crop of logans to an agent of the
Albany people at the 12 cent price
the offer was refused.
'- Agents of the Albany concern
- state they have a fixed number of
orders to fill on eastetn accounts.
As soon as they shall have secured
enough berries to till these orders
they will withdraw from the market
until new sales to jobbers are made
Canners generally are playing a
waiting game. They say the unset
tled conditions of, the peoples of the
Continned on page 2)
A sal of vast importance meaning that the price of
everything in the store is reduced at least ten per cent
Many Broken Lines reduced very much more.
SILK HOSE Splendid line in black, white
and colors ranging in price from $1.00 to
$2.25 a pair. Less 10 per cent.
Yet, a pretty new lace, organdie or Georg
ette Collar does help ever so much, 50c
to $5.65. Less 10 per cent.
And don't forget the Ribbon. Girlie must
bare a new halrbow and sash for Easter.
There is a lovely assortment here, all 10
per cent off.
ferhaps First of All We
Should Have Mentioned
The all important foundation for
a perfect fitting Easter Frock.
Thomson's "Glove Fitting
You know is the only corset name that really means some
thing. We have sold thousands upon thousands of these
Corsets to Salem women. We still have a good line but soon,
right soon", you may be unable to get your site In your fa
vorite model. All Less 10 per cent.
HOOVER'S NAME WILL
GO ON OREGON BALLOT
HW.1.1l WHAT SAYS PrrrniONS
AUK ABOIT cmit'l.KTKli
Signatures N'M-ewuirjr to Qualify K.
cceletl by 1CMM1, Kay uoiitaixn
PORTLAND. March 27. While
I he Hoover Republican club of Ore
son is circulating petitions to have
Mr. Hoover's name plated on the
Republican primary ballot. ex-Governor
Oswald West ban practically
completed his petition to put the
name of Mr. Hoover on the Demo
"The petitions to place Mr. Hoov
er on the Democratic ballot are prac
tically rilled declared Mr. West to
day. "I have received more than
1000 of the signatures necessary, and
am now checking them over to see
that they comply -with the reiu!re
ments of the law."
HOMES RAZED BY
WIND AND RAIN
Panhandle Suffers As Result
of Storm Two Injured in
AMARILLO. Tex.. March 27. At
taining a velocity of 6w miles an
hour at times, a windstorm has
raged over the Panhandle and north
western part of the state for the
past 12 hours, doing heavy damage.
EL PASO. Tex., March 27.
Houses were wrecked, roofs were
blown off others, many windows
were shattered by a desert gale
which swept El Paso today.
J. L. Essinger of La Mesa was In
jured when a hotel fire escape was
blown down. The wind reached a
velocity of 55 miles an hour. Tel
egraph and telephone companies re
ported serious trouble to their ser
California Lawyers Form
Hito Form for Lakeview
Lakevlew will have a new firm of
attorneys if the supreme court de
cides to admit the members of the
firm to the practice or law in Oregon
by recognizing their California certi
ficates. The members of the firm are
Oscar Gibbons. A. K. Wylie and
Daly Q. RobnetL and the firm name
Is Rbbnett. Wylie & Gibbons.
FuU line Colored
Thread. Buy H
yon want. No
Pending Resignation of Miss
Lillian McNary Made
Known; Service of Many
Years Is Commended
FUTURE PLANS REASON
Necessity of Giving Up Mc
Kinley School Building
That Mies Lillian McNary is to re
sign the superintendencr of the Sa
lem hospital 1 nthe early fall because
of future plans and tbat the hospital
board will face the problem of find
ing her successor ib brought out in
an interview given yesterday by H.
S. Gile. vice-president of the board,
in which he speaks in a highly com
mendatory manner of the service
rendered by Miss McNary in the po
sition she has held since February,
1901. Credit is extended her for
maintaining the institution on a self
supporting basis and for her general
success in its management.
Many Interesting points are
brought out In Mr. Gile's interview
relative to the importance of con
tinuing the institution in a new
building wben the present building
no longer shall be available the com
ing fall. Mr. Gile shows that hun
dreds of thousands of dollars have
been expended by the hospital with
! local firms for supplies and In ex
penditures necessary to maintenance.
Because of the necessity of relin
quishing the McKinley school build
ing so It may be used for school pur
poses in September, Mr. IGle be
lieves It will be necessary for Salem
to do without the hospital for some
time prior to completion of the dpv
"The present move on the part of
our citizens to provide Salem with
a modern hospital is. in my opinion
the best and about the most vital
thing for the future of this commun
ity that could be undertaken." said
Mr. Gile. "That our people have not
been faced with the necessity of pro
viding a hospital building long ago.
Is perhaps due to the efficient serv
ice rendered by the Salem hospital in
the building acquired from the Ore
gon ChildTens' aid In 1899. .
IfOMpital KfflcieUy Handled.
"At that time the Salem hospital
had been In business tour years, us
ing a frame structure on Twelfth
street, -which had beeen secured
through John II. Albert.
"This hospital association came
into existence at the request of the
medical faculty of Wfllaamette uni
versity. Its first board of directors
included the following weir known
persons: Mrs. J. J. Murphy. Mrs. It.
S. Wallace. Frank E. Hodgkin. Gide
on Steiner, A. X. Bush.' George P.
Litchfield, Will T. Gray. Frank
Davey, II .T. Bruce.
"Its first superintendent was Miss
Bowman from the Good Samaritan
hospital in Portland, who received
$75 for her first four months serv
ices. "In the beginning some help was
received from charitable individuals,
the churches and the lodges. A
careful examination of the records
of the hospital at this time show that
during all these years the Salem hos
pital has been handled in the most
careful manner by a board of our
citizens, who have given their time
freely and with no thought of re
ward other than to serve.
"Will T. Gray was the first secre
retary. Attorney W. T. Slater was
the second and Charles A. Park, the
present secretary, succeeded him in
Institution Self Support Inc.
"By practicing the most careful
economy, the Salem hospital has
been self supporting, and. in addi
tion, it has built up its plant and
equipment very .considerably, having
spent theron upwards of $13,000,
which came from its own savings.
"In- addition to maintaining itself,
the Salem hospital has acquired a
considerable strip of land to the west
of the original site and paid a con
siderable amout for permanent street
improvements before the state con
demned and acquired that part of the
land upon which the building stands.
On the whole, it must be admitted
that the Salem hospital has made a
"An examination of the expenses
from month to month of the various
departments shows several hun
dred thousand dollars expended with
Salem business houses for maint
nance, supplies, etc. It has always
maintained a good credit in the com
"A, eery large n timber of patients
have. been efficiently bandied
thronch the Salem hospital by Sa
lent physicians and considerable
charity .work has been done.
Kuoccsm Due to Mi MrXary
"When the story of the Salem hos
pital's record Is written, no other
single individual should receive so
much credit as Miss Lillian McNary.
who has been its superintendent
since February. 1901. She began as
superintendent at a salary of $25 a
Continued on .page 2)
DEVERS' PLAN MAY
SAVE STATE MONEY
PLANS t WON UKAI.TH TO .X.
IMF fONTICU TOILS tOs
.liMM-4-y in Charge of Highway Com.
.i.ionM I-kaI Work l'rejr
1UII for lt-ffUUture
Because of the alleged standardi
zation of prices charged by surety
companies operating In Oregon. J. M.
Devers. a.itant attorney general
and In charge of the legal work of
the state highway commission, pro
poses to prepare a measure for sub
mission to the legislature at Its next
session .whereby bonds taken out by
contractor to Inmre the state
against loss will be handled by the
common wealth and thereby save to
Oregon thounand of dollars annu
ally. Under the present system, contrac
tors are abliged to pay surety com
panies 1 Vx per cent on the total
amount of the contracts, while the
state is insured to the extent of only
about 50 per cent of the total sum
represented in the Improvements.
Mr. Devers believes that the state
should take care of these bonds In
order tbat the money paid for this
Insurance by contractors ceuld revert
back to the highway funds and be
used in the construction and Im
provement of roads. At the present
time the cost of furnishing these
bonds Is added to the original con
tract price by the successful bidders,
and has to be paid by the state.
Mr. Devers estimates that under
the system now in vogue it would
cost the contractors approximately
$200,000 for bonds covering the
work included in the present road
program. Tnis moLey. Air. iievers
says is practically wasted and should
be used on the roads rather than he
paid out . without receiving corre
SERVICE MAN TO
Thomas Sweeney Will Oppose
Pat McArthur For Seat
in U. S. Congress
PORTLAND. Marrch 27 Thomas
Sweeney, a major of army engineers
in France during the late war. today
announced his candidacy for the Re
publican nomination for representa
tive In congress from the third Ore
gon ( Portland l district In the forth
Representative C."N. MeArthur re
cently announced Lis candidacy for
renominatlon In the third district,
and Eugene E. Smith, a representa
tive in the Oregon legislature also Is
Teams Will be Matched With
Banquet Following Sun
day at Stake
The golf season of the - Illahee
Country club will open tday. weath
er permitting. There will be a team
match between - the club members
for a dinner to be given at the club
the following Sunday.
Players may arranre with their
opponents to play the matches any
time durinz the day.
The invitation is extended for any
one not litted to appear at the links
anywav aui matches will be ar
The schedule today follows:
Men Hutcheon vs. Olingcr:
Griffith v. Smith: MeDougal vs.
Locke; Roberts vs. Farrar; Tblel-
stn vs. T. - B. Kay: Cox vs. Baker;
Rabn vs. Llvesley; Mangin vs. Dyer;
Gabtielson vs. Plimpton; Spears vs.
Croas; Edwards vs. Burghardt;
Gardner vs. Keene: Olcott vs. Young;
Paul Staley vs. Lef fingwell; Lantls
vs. Paulus; Abst vs. O. Myers
Women Mrs. O. C. !,orke vs
Mrs. Edward Glllingham; Mrs. E. L.
Baker vs. Mrs. Kay; Mrs. John Far
rar vs. Mrs. Mangls.
Hairs in Hand Clew to
Leading Light in Murder
LOS ANGELES. Cal.. March 2".
A few hairs, which, according to
the theory or detectiv ?s. were torn
from the head of het slayer, may
clear up the mystery f the rinding
of the body of Mrs. Re by Reed last
night in her apartment- The baira
were found In Mrs. Reed's hand.
Grants Pass Banker Is
Killed by Own Revolver
SAN DIEGO. Cal.. March 2
John 1). Fry. a director of thi
irst National bank of Gran
Pa.s. Or., was killed hete this
afternoon by a bullet from a re- t
volver which he held In his hand.
I Fry. who had been visiting here J
with his wife, was found dead on I
the water front near the scene
v of a baseball game. The shot f
was heard only by two small
J boys. who. after seeing the man i
fall, told some of the spectators I
nt lh ram rhr notified the
.One ef Fry's sons. Thomas, is
J cashier of the Grants Paas bank.
Thousands of Acres Ready to
Produce, Investigators De
clare, as Soon as Cleared
FRENCH PRAIRIE IS
Effective Method of Rooting
Out Stumps Soon to be
OREGON AGRICCLTCRAL XL
LF.GE. t'orvallU. March 27. Marion
county, with a population of 46.900.
is almost Identical tn mre with the
stale of Rhode Uland. which sup
ports a pop-ilition of approximately
With the development of natural
resources of the- county wMrh are
more varied end more abundant than
in the eamnrn state, how many mil
lion will Marion county support?
1-ss than one-fourth of the total
area is fonsts. Surveys show ap-
rroximateJy ItO.ooO acres undevel
oped which could b made produc
tive by clearing and drainage.
Pralrir I .and ReclaJmod.
The department of soils of Ore
gon Artirnltural college, co-operating
with the school of engineering,
has agisted In reclaiming 2.400
acres on French prairie. The eoit
of this work averaged $6 an acre.
Another project at Sydney bottom
was recently completed under col
The service of testing soils by
laboratory methods which show the
presence or absence or elements re
quired for growth or certain crops,
vegetables and fruits Is free to far
mers and Krowers of the state,
dearie l TncevL
Approximately 17S.000 arret, or
nearly one-fourth of the total land
ate, in logged off and lumbered
land which would be productive If
Present methods of land clearing
make the cost prohibitive. A char
pitting process, aided by a portable
furnace and other mechanical de
vices has been worked out by Pro
fessor II. D. Scudder of the depart
ment of farm management.
The larger the stump the more ef
fective is this method. The cost of
clearing land Is reduced fully ZO
rer cent. One man can easily clear
10 acres In one winter. A bulletin
fully illustrated, showing every stage
of the work. Is nearly ready for pub
lication. I mnt ration Prrmlt.
It Is the plan of the extension ser
vice to give demonstrations of land
clearing every winter In seetions
where there is mncb land to be
Wisconsin has aoproprlated $17.
000 for land clearing experimental
work. This station with an annual
fund of $IS0 has not been able to
give demonstrations ertenslTelr
throughout the state.
Lantern slid illustrated lectures
and notion picture reels ire wars
by which Professor Scuddcr plana to
demonstrate the practical and econ
omical methods of land clearing If
funds are available.
Livestock Tenders Strike
For Higher Wage Schedule
CHICAGO. March 27 Wealthy
cattlemen and packing house' officers
fed cattle and cleaned pens at the
stockyards today after 4 00 members
of the live stock handlers union
stuck for a wage advance or $30 a
month. Fourteen hundred other
members or the union threatened to
strike ir demands were not granted.
The men now receive $130 a
month. The strike wa said to be
In violation or the wage agreement
arbitrated before Judge AUehuler.
Portland To Hold Down
Rise in Sugar Tariffs
PORTLAND, March 27. Portland
sugar prices wilj not be allowed to
advance unless the price t the re
finery goes up. I'nited States Fair
Price Commissioner Will II. Daly an
nounced today on the application of
retail aroe-rs for permission to ad
vance the price of iitr one rent a
Grocers aked yesterday for per
mission to boost the price on the
grounds tbat a decline is likely to
follow the recent advance of two
cents a pound In the wholesale price.
They said the etallers will have
to absorb the losa themselves in
such an event.
"Old stocks mnst be sold at the
old prices.' Commissioner Dalr said.
The proposed Increase would have
allowed a rnarg'a of three cents be
tween the retail and the wholesale
PHIL METSCHAN DEAD
AFTER LONG ILLNESS
lOl'.VIR KILFAI MIX kU IV
M.I. IUHT OF MTAIr.
mrc- ( iNtprrUl HirtH l.miaa
t. lulitWJ aMl flik Ac
Phil S. Metschaa. ft Jer state
treaturer and ore of the umi widely
known Oregon pioneers. dlJ at his
bm in the Imperial hcKrl. Port
land, yeaterdav ml S p. rn jt
three days after h had celebrated
hi I'Mh birth. y ly having ajore
than 20 rhPdren. grandchildren anu
relatives with him on Wednesday.
Mr. Metthan the father of Mrs.
L. F. Griffith and Mr Frank Mre-
clth or th. city who. wib his other
children. wr with him at the time
of l.i parsing.
From the time when he entered
th- office 't state treasurer in lJl
he with his family lltrd la Salem
and were bromineo! in lit artivitUa
of the city.
Mr. Metschaa was bora in Germany
and rame to Aturrtca wbea he was
14 years of age. llvlnx for a tlate
In Ft. Louis. Mo later la California
and romlBs to Portland la 1IS4. II
lived la Portland for several ewrs
before going to Canyon City where
he resided autil lt. While there
he served as county Judge, county
clerk and numerous other county
and city offices.
At the etpiration of his term of
offfr-e as Rtate treasurer he moved
to Porllard where he has since
owned the Imperial hotel, alto being
its president. He spent two years
traveling in -Fa rope. vU'tlag hie
former home and places of interest
In Kurcfce. He was w4-41 known over
the state as on of the leading men
In his community.
Wednesday he was fco years ld.
and many of his relatives were la
Portlaad to help him celebrate the
He is survived by his widow, foir
daughters. Mrs. 1 F. Griffith and
Mrs. Frank Meredith of Salem; Mrs.
J. E. F!anders cf Portland, and Mrs.
George Cattanach or Canyon City,
and by five sons. Frank. Phil Jr..
Otho. Tony and Edward, all of Port
land. All were with hint at the
time of his death.
Mr. Metschaa was a paat rrard
master of the Masonic lodge and the
Odd Fellows lodge, lie was a mem
ber of the Episcopal churth.
As yet bo funeral announcements
have been made.
BY MONEY HOGS
Federal Officers Take Hand
in Game to Deprire Con
sumers and Profiteer
SAN FRANCISCO. Cal.. March 2T.
Thousands of sacks of potatoes are
hoarded la California warehouses,
according to a report made today fol
lowing aa Investigation by the office
of District Attorney MattbewUrady.
la Stockton warehouses there are
approximately 200.000 sacks of po
tatoes, the report said . la one ware
house, the Investigator reported that
employes had told bin onty 200
sacks ef edible potatoes could be se
cured out of a lot or 1.(00 sacks. Oat
of another lot of 1.S00 sacks, only
300 were fit for human cosaamptkra.
j the report stated. Potatoes la the
i warehouses have been rolling for
three months, the Investigator said.
Negative Side of Mexican
Question Prrrails in For
W. r. W1XH AT TACOMA.
Information reached Salem
late last Bight tharthe Willam
ette team won the Tacoma end
of the IHial debate with the Col
lege of Pucel Sound by a 2 to 1
decision. The Willamette team
wa Uernard Ramsay aad Frank
Dennett. The supported the af
firmative of the saatne aaestioa
that was debated In Salem.
The lnterrri:cil ' l-h!e last
night at the FIrt MethodUt church
between the College of Pucet Sound
and Willamette anlrersity was a vic
tory for the visiting team who sap
ported the negative oa the qsmtkua
Resolved. Tbat the Called States
should assume a mandatory eoatrol
The affirmative was upheld by
Sheldon Sarkett and Howard George
aa representatives of Willamette, the
negative by Harry Larle and Harold
Hong or C. P. S. Dean Georce Aldea
presided. The Jodaes were Hopklas
Jenkins of Jefferson high scbono! of
Portland. II. W. Stone of the T. M.
C. A.. Portland, and Rev. Wallace
Lee. dean of Albany college.
Doth teams did eicelleat work aad
presented clever argameats. aa was
evidenced by the oplakm of the
Jadgea who rendered a 2 to 1 deci
A piano solo was played by Mlsa
Rath Bedford aad a vocal nolo by
MIm Lorlel Rlatchford.
UP FOR TEST
Candidate for President Sijs
He Is Read to Place Cards
on Table at Waihxnftoa on
April 5 or 6
PUBLIC PROBE URGED
BY GOVERNOR L0WDEN
Illinois Man Sayi Prccpt
Congressional Inquiry Into -Expenses
SPRINGFIELD. HU March 11.
Governor F. O. Low dew trelxat tele
graphed aa aaswer to the dispatch
of tfceaalor Uorah today eaggesUag
that he would be glad to meet Gov
ernor Lowden's caaapalga s&aaager
ta Waahlagioa. AprU I or C. and
woeld read lato the centre iocs!
reccrd any statement aa le caapaira
expeadltare which the Lowdea
manager cared to make. The gover
nor aak4 for a completed coxrre
sleaal la re ligation r campaign tt
peases of all presidential caadldatea.
The governor, however, ta hla re
rly. stipulated that he will cob seal
to this ila9oal7 oa conditio thai
the representative ef other Repub
lics a candidates bo nreeeal at the
same time and make similar arctreat
lag of campaign faada. If net. Gov
ernor Lowdea entreats prespt ees
greeUoaal la vestl cation, lile tele
gram follows: .
" Vosr telegram recetred. 1 staa4
by the proposiuoa made ta my tele
gram of yesterday. My manager caa
te la Washlagtea April i. the date
arrested by yoa. If the manager
of all other candidates wQ be tasre
at the same time aad be prepared ta
give fall details et ail coalMiUoas
aad eipeaditaree. If the ether caa
dldatee are aawintag ta Jola. I gar
gest prompt cwagTloa tavae li
gation Seattle Man. To ' Assist
in San Francisco Trids
SEATTLE, Wash-. March JT
Rea L. Moore, a sal ill at failed
Sutea district attorney here, has
tmmn appointed by Attorney General
Palmer to assist IWrt Sckleaalager. '
Ran Francisco, la prose cm flag cause
lnvolvra alleged frails la the pa
cific roast shipbuilding pre gram, tt
was aaaooaeed today. Mr. Moore
had prevloasly resigned from the
district attorney's staff, efteetlva
Cleason Charged With
Robbery of Scio Bcnk
PORTLAND. Or. March 27. A
warraat fer the arrest of Lew M.
Gleaaoa r barged with partTpaUom
la the robbery of a beak aad poet
off tee at Scio. Oregon, early this
month, was tsewed by Called fttata
UnislMtoetr Drake today. Three
me a have already Keen placed ta
custody for alleged roasllrfty ta the
roooery aad have been riee4 a
$S9 boads each.
British Cabinet WUl
Consider Wage DtnsrJ,
LOMjON. March 27. Premier
Lloyd George a as smmo4 a epe
rial cabinet meeclag fer Ssaday eve
atag to consider the gorerameat'e
aaswer to the demands of the mte
rs federatioa. The mlaers execu
tive will receive the reply at a now
fe rente at Dowaiag street at 11 a.
Medical Experts Testify
in Dakota Murder Cast
DK AD WOOD. . D March ST. -Medical
experts erupted Che attea
tloa of coutt all day today ta the
trial of Mr. aad Mrs. George Searle.
charged with the murder of Mrs.
Sea ties mother. Mrs. Hilda Seamy,
whose tody was foead ta the far
aare ef the Neemy home at
Valley Fruit Conditions
Better Than Expected
4 nCGrrsn. Or.. March 27.
Fruit coadlt.oas throughout the J
Willamette valley are rood, et-
. M - M A
re(-ia K "r if a ie j
A . . 1 . . lt.ll
of the Kegesve Fruit-
: growers' associaiioa. eaia to- 1
. day. I
He has Jatt ret a rued frora aa
laspectlca throeghost the vai-
! ley. While he feaad maay tree
S aad Tinea hilled by the extreme- f
I ly cold weather la December, ta
general he fooad roaditioaa fat