Image provided by: University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR
About Beaver State herald. (Gresham and Montavilla, Multnomah Co., Or.) 190?-1914 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 21, 1913)
OREGON MAN WINS TROPHY
ALASKA STEAMER HITS ROCK
WOULD PUT END Sinks in Three Minutes
Secretan Lane Seeks to Aid
Bona Fide Settler.
Says Speculation is Bane of West—
Cannot Be Discovered Un
til Too Late.
Juneau, Alaska—Thirty-three pas
sengers and seven members of the
crew of the Pacific Coast Steamship
company's iron steamship State of
California perished at half past 8
o’clock Sunday morning in Gambier
Bay. 90 miles south of Juneau, when
the vessel struck an unchart«! rock
and sank in three minutes, with many
passengers imprisoned in their state
The steamship left Seattle Wednes
day night for Skagway and way
Travel to the north is un
usually heavy on account of 'the stam
pede to the Shushanna gold field. The
purser lost all of his records, and it is
not possible to give a complete list of
A great hole was torn in the bottom
of the State of California. Fifty-four
passengers sail«! from Seattle on the
State of California and were booked
for Juneau and Skagway and pre
sumably were on the ship when she
struck the rock. Twenty-two passen
gers were taken on board at [Prince
Rupert, Ketchikan, Petersburg. Wran
gell and other [points, and these also
were on the boat at the time of the
disaster, making a total of 76 passen
Forty-three passengers were
rescued and taken to Juneau by the
steamship Jefferson, leaving 33 who
have perished. Seven of the crew are
dead, making the total dead forty.
The figures of the number of pas
sengers are given by the Pacific Coast
Steamship company. They cannot be
verified by the purser, who lost all his
records. It is barely possible that
some of the 54 passengers booked to
sail from Seattle changed their minds
at the last moment.
The vessel and cargo, mail and ex
press, are a total loss. The ship was
valued at $400,000.
A number of
horses for use on the Shushanna trail
were on the vessel. The steamship
Jefferson of the Alaska Steamship
company, southbound, heard the wire
less call of the sinking steamship and
turned back to rescue the survivors,
who had taken to small boats and life
rafts. Ten of the passengers had
suffered so severely from exposure
that it was necessary to take them to
a hospital in Juneau for treatment.
Miss Lilian Ward died after being
taken off a life raft. The uninjured
survivors of the crew and passengers
were taken to Seattle on the Jefferson.
OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST
General Newa of the Industrial and Educational Development
and 1’rogreaa of Rural Communities, Public Institutions, Etc.
WARNING GIVEN SETTLERS RAISE PRICE FOR PRINTING
No Land Entries in O. & C. Grant New State Printer Plans to Adopt
Will Be Recognized.
Portland Wage Scale.
Sergt. Pearson, of Roseburg, Takes
Camp Perry, O.—With the remark
able score of 103 out of a possible 106
points, Sergeant S. W. Pearson, Com
pany 4, Coast Artillery, who lives at
Roseburg, Or., won the Catrow cup
match here in the National Rifle As
sociation shoot. The match was shot
on the 800, 900 an 1000-yard range.
L. K. Spooner, of the Oregon Naval
Militia, won 21st place in the same
match, in which there was a total of
388 competitors. Out of a possible
105 points, his score was 101.
Five men tied at 103 for the cup,
but Pearson scored the full 35 on the
100-yard range and nosed out his com
Corporal Thomas E. Vereer, U. S.
Infantry, won the Wimbledon cup
match. His score wax 99 out of a
possible 100, with eight bullseyes to
Lieutenant Colonel C. B. Winder, of
Ohio, was second, also with a total of
99, but with only four bullseyes.
One hundred and sixty-three prises
were awarded in this match. Scores
were so high that the first 1500 men
all had records of 92 or better.
This match was for the long-dis
tance championship in the 1000-yard
range. Seven Oregon men won prom
inent places. The official score of all
competitors has not yet been officially
announced. It is said many of the
scores made were sensations.
The Hale cup match, which was the
second event of the National Rifle As
sociation matches, 'closed with B. F.
Cole, of West Virginia, winner of a
score of 50 plus 10 consecutive bulls
eyes, and E. H. Martin, of the United
States M. C., a close second, with 50
plus six bullseyes.
Captain Cole had 22 consecutive
bullseyes including his sighting shots,
before he missed.
Views of U. S. Made Known to
Feeling in Washington Optimistic
Portland - Unit«! States District
Salem—That the flat salary bill pro
—Constitutionalists Msy Ac
Attorney Reames has made public the viding for the state printing, which
cept Plan Offered by Ung.
text of a letter receiv«! from Ernest became effective at the death of State
Knäbel, assistant to the attorney gen
eral, commending him for calling the Printer Duniway, will not mean a sav
attention of the attorney general to ing to the state, as was argu«i by its
Washington, I). C.—The Huerta gov
Portland, Or.—"We ought to make
the fact that frauds are being perpe- promoters, became evident when State
ernment, through conferences between
it just as easy as [possible for a man
trat«i on innocent persons by those Printer Harris insisted that he had no
John Lind, President Wilson’s per
to get a home, and just as hard as pos
who profess that they can locate set intention of rec«iing from his plan to
sonal representative, and Foreign Min
sible for a speculator to get hold of
tlers on lands in the Oregon <ft Cali
ister Gamboa, now knows the view
the public land and hold up the man
fornia land grant, comprising 2,360,-
point of the United States and its de
who wants to get a home.”
the Salem scale paid by Mr. Duniway.
000 acres in Oregon.
sire for only a peaceful and friendly
That is the conservation policy of
Mr. Duniway said a few days before
“Every effort should be made not
solution of Mexico’s troubles. The
the Wilson administration, as enun
only to prosecute those guilty of
formal communication Mr. Lind bears,
ciated by Franklin K. Lane, secretary
frauds, but also to inform fully the l>een more than $7500 a year, The
however, will be transmitted to the
of the interior, who is inspecting the
propoaad increase in wages by State
public,” says Mr. Knäbel.
Mexican government by diplomatic
proposed reclamation enterprises of
“By the act of congress of August Printer Harris, will cost the i state
representatives of foreign |>owera in
the Deschutes country.
20, 1912,” the letter continues, “it
“The trouble is that it is hard to
was expressly declared that none of ary is $4000 a year. The secretary of
What the result of publishing these
distinguish the homemaker,” contin
the lands reverting to the United the state printing board—u position
views will be, officials here do not
ued Mr. Lane, speaking to the group
States by virtue of any right of for created by the law—receives $2000 a
venture to predict.
They have no
of local Democrats who, with a num
feiture shall be or become subject to year. The state, under the law, must
assurances that the Huerta govern
ber of persons interested in the public
entry under any of the public land
ment will accept them, but they be
land policy, welcomed him at his
It is estimat«i
laws of the United States or to the in /■oat about $20,000.
lieve the spirit thus far shown by the
headquarters at the Oregon hotel.
itiation of any right whatever under that the annual depreciation in the
Huerta officials justifies a hopeful
“We do want to weed out the specu
any of the public land laws.”
feeling fur the success of Mr. Lind's
lator, the man who is hired by the big
Mr. Knäbel says ail those who have
timber companies to locate the land
applied to the Attorney general for in interest on $20,000 at 6 per cent is
Observers of the situation generally
and then relinquish, and all others
formation regarding the lands have $1200.
look fur a pronouncement of some kind
who are not bona fide settlers,” said
These figures total $14,200 a year,
been advised that no one can safely
from Huerta immediately following the
make any contract with the railroad as against Mr. Duniway's profits of
presentation of President Wilson's
“It is [the same with reclamation
company, now in possession of the
message through Mr. Lind, it is ex
projects as it is with the administra
lands, and that no department of the ceeds in having the Portland scale put
pected in diplomatic circles that Pres
tion of the homestead laws.” he as
government has any authority to into operation the department will
ident Huerta will announce a call for
serted. “We find that we have the
make any disposition of the lands.
an early election, even setting the
speculator to contend with. Every
“The question of the prosecution of
reclamation project, virtually, comes
those responsible for frauds has been ters as a money-saving proposition,
Constitutionalists hitherto have as
to the government as a bankrupt prop
taken up with the other departments $6700 a year more than under the
serted they would not engage In any
Reclamation bonds are a
interested,” says Mr. Knäbel.
election in which the Huerta govern
drug on the market. Investors have
District Attorney Reames and Louis I opposing the law, said this would be
ment is in control over the election
bit and been bitten, and they want no
L. Sharp, chief of the field division of true, but Mr. Harris, who virtually
The possibility of an
more of them. So when the govern
the attorney general’s department, are framed the law, and wag«! an unsuc
agreement, however, for a non-parti
ment takes hold of a project it finds
busy collecting evidence against those
san commission of Mexicans to con
that a part of the land, or much of it,
who have been engaging in the busi deni«!. The figures, however, speak
duct the election is being discuss«!
often 40 to 50 per cent, is privately
ness of locating people on the lands, for themselves.
Judge and Commissioner of Clack and should the situation actually pro
So far as is known not a member of
which will be in controversy for at
amas Lose Their Jobs.
gress to that point, it may be that in
“The speculator participates in the
the state printing board favors the
least two years.
formal efforts will be made by Mr.
benefits of the project, and then boosts
There can be no settlement until the
Lind to secure the participation by the
the price of his land to $100 or $200
case involving the title to the lands
constitutionalist leaders in such a
an acre. How to eliminate him is our
has gone through the Circuit Court of [office. One member called attention court and seat a new judge and com
great problem. We don’t want him
Appeals at San Francisco and the Su to the fact that the work had been missioner.
There is no intention, at present, of
at all, but we can’t tell who he is until
preme Court of the United States on
lifting the embargo on arms; in fact
we have him on our hands. We would
appeal from the decision of Judge
the President is said to have taken a
have to look into a man’s very soul to
Wolverton, of the United States Dis : He said he could not understand why S. Anderson defeated R. B. Beatie,
A cyclone practically demolished the trict court, declaring the lands for Harris wish«! to put into operation a incumbent, for county judge by 331 strong position against it.
There is a confident and conspicuous
“Why not extend the time of pay village of Douglas, N. D., without kil feited to the government by reason of scale which was not asked.
votes, and J. W. Smith beat N. Blair,
feeling of optimism among adminis
ment for reclamation benefits to bona ling anyone.
violation of the terms of the grant.
tration officials that a peaceful settle
fide land-users, and decrease the time
HARVEST REPORT IS GIVEN commissioner.
The senate has put wheat on the
ment is in sight, though they sdmit
for those who do not use the land, but
merely pay for the water to hold the free list, but refuses to put duty on LAND SUITS ARE BEING FILED Grain and Fruit Conditions Along official. show that the recall carried by the delicacy of the situation forbids
land for speculation?” asked J. W. eggs and milk.
794 votes. Anderson ran six ahead of any detail«) discussion nt thin time of
O.-W. R. & N. Are Good.
The free municipal streetcar line of F. A. Hyde and Associates Accused
Brewer, of Redmond, vice president of
Smith, and Beatie 139 ahead of Blair. the circumstances on which their
hopes are based.
the Central Oregon Development St. Louis will begin charging the reg
Grain and fruit conditions at points
Judge Beatie said;
of Taking 30,000 Acres.
ular fare for rides.
along the line of the O.-W. R. & N.
Salem—Seven complaints to recover Co. are shown in the weekly crop re
“A very good idea,” remarked Sec
contest the election. I believe I was OPIUM IS FORCED ON CHINA
A wind storm amounting to almost
retary Lane, asking Mr. Brewer to a cyclone swept Winnipeg, Man., do about 30,000 acres of school land al port compiled by the railroad for the beaten on account of the small vote.”
outline it further.
This is the first time in Oregon’s British'Government Refuses to Re
ing immense damage.
are being filed in various counties by
“I think proof of cultivation should
Near La Grande, Or., harvesting is history that a recall election has re
lease From Contracts.
be required every year,” said Mr.
reported in full blast, with fall grain sulted in defeat for officeholders.
Ix/ndon Lieutenant General Chang,
Brewer, “that the period of payments though local showers have relieved the
averaging about 25 bushels to the acre
Only about 5000 votes out of a total
F. A. Hyde, of the firm of Benson so far. No spring wheat, oats or bar
should be extended to 15 years, with situation in some places.
registration of 15,000 were cast. a delegate of the National Opium Pro
the first five years free, and that the
The vote of the women, however, wax hibition Union of China, who has been
A delegation of womdn appeared be other states on the Pacific Coast, is ley has yet been threshed.
in England for three months endeavor
water benefits should be withheld af
The com Elgin. If the weather clears, the particularly heavy, and to their activ ing to induce the British government
ter the land has not been cultivated fore the votes committee of the house the principal defendant.
to plead for a universal suffrage law. plaints charge that Hyde obtained the
to release China from her obligation
for three years.”
damage will be hardly not!-eable.
land through confederates who were
to receive any more Indian opium, han
Showers near Baker and hard winds
Despite the fact that he had a wife paid small sums to make the entries.
started for China to report to Provis
HARRY THAW MAKES ESC APE ■ and young baby, a Portland man was An appropriation was made at the re are report«! to have damaged the
Dairy Is Ordered Closed.
ional President Yuan Shi Kai the fail
ordered to jail for 5 days for auto cent session of the legislature for the grain. Spring grain is reported fine.
Oregon City—Dr. Calvin S. White,
The timothy crop, about all in stack, of the state board of health, has or ure of his mission. In a statement is
Murderer Eludes Officer and 60- speeding.
prosecution of the cases.
sued to the British public General
runs 2J to 3 tons per acre.
dered the Star Dairy closed and for
The attorney general believes he
Horse Auto Takes Him.
Danish explorers in the Arctic tell
From the sections about Heppner, bidden the further sale of milk from Chang said :
has a good case against the defendants
‘‘Our people are in earnest in their
Matteawan,*N. Y.—Harry K. Thaw, of hardships suffered when boats and and that most of the land will be re reports are to the effect that previous the establishment until permission
the slayer of Stanford White, escaped supplies arejost and the party lives on covered for the state. The statute of predictions as to the wheat yield will should be given by the state board. efforts to rid themselves of the opium
hold good. The fruit crop is in good The act followed an investigation evil and they cannot help feeling re
from the hospital for [the criminal in dog meat.
limitations probably will prevent shape.
sentment against a country which I»
sane here at 7:45 o’clock Monday
made at the request of Superintendent
In the Walla Walla district farmers Howell, of the board of city water forcing upon us the very article by
morning. A dart for liberty through
are pleased with their crops. Already commissioners, and City Health Officer which we were degraded and dis
an open gate, a dash into the open I
Welfare Talks Attract.
40,000 bushels of wheat have been or Norris, both of whom asserted that all graced. It is intolerable when we re
door of a powerful automobile that
Wheat—Track prices: Club, 780/
Ashland — Grand Army hall was dered shipped from points between
flect we are sacrificing millions of rev
stood quivering outside, and a flight
typhoid cases ; recently discovered in enue and hundreds of lives in strug
790/ thronged at the closing sessions of the WSlla Walla and Pendleton.
like a rocket for the Connecticut state 79c; bluestem, 83c; forty-fold,
this city were in families taking milk gling against enormous difficulties
val- General Welfare school, under the
line, 30 miles away, accomplished his 80c; red Russian, 76c; fife, 77c;
or cream from the condemned estab that a foreign country should force us
auspices of the Oregon Agricultural
Bee Man to Play With Swarm.
Oats—No. 1 white, $27 per ton; college. The attendance of women
to receive for two or three years long
At nightfall he was still at large
Salem—Locked in a cage and play
Eight cases of typhoid made it ap er the poison we earnestly are striving
and the .hospital authorities felt cer
Corn—Whole, $34; cracked, $35 ton. science and addresses respecting pure ing with a swarm of beeB will be the pear recently that there was danger of to stamp out.”
tain he was outside the state. Once
Millstuffs—Bran, $24.50 per ton; food and adulterated products espe form of entertainment for the State a further epidemic.
beyond its boundaries, Thaw is prac
Fair patrons furnished by JameB showed that not only was the well at
Receives Peaches by Mail.
Only long, perhaps
Hay—Fancy Idaho timothy, $17(77, 1 Illustrated by object lessons, the Davis, a bee expert. Mr. Davis has the establishment contaminated and
years, of litigation can bring him
D. C. — Postmaster
signed an agreement with Frank Mere unfit for drinking purposes, but
back, and then only in one event—that 18; fancy Eastern Oregon timothy, hidden dangers in filthy markets, un- dith, secretary of the fair board, to additional cases of fever were three General Burleson inaugurated the new
he be adjudged insane in the state to
among those employed or living at the regulations changing the parcel post
timothy and clover, $14(7/15; alfalfa, dirty dairies were discussed. On the give “demonstrations” daily.
which he has fled.
rates and weight limit by mailing
$8.50(7710; 'oat and other hand harmless germs were re
Five confederates manned the car in $12.50; clover,
President Wilson a box of fine G«>rgia
is quoted as saying.
“I let them
which Thaw escaped and a big black
peaches. The box, which weigh«! 17
crawl all over me, and even go under
limousine which trailed it past the
pounds, with a postage charge of 13
Poultry—Hens, 14(7714Jc; springs, the center of much interest in connec my shirt. They never sting,
Salem, Or. Charles V. Galloway, | cents, was deliver«! at the White
asylum gate. The police have their
license number and the names under 18c; turkeys, live, 18(77 20c; dressed, tion with the practical application of ments are such the bees are not an tax commissioner, in an opinion, holds House early in the day.
ducks, 12@13c; the instrument to the question under
that fishing rights are "rights and
which they registered at a local hotel, choice, 24@25c;
The New regulation, which became
gered. A man who understands bees privileges” and “local advantages”
geese, young, lljc.
and are seeking them.
effective Aug. 15, raises the maxi
is never in danger of being stung.”
belonging to the land.
He says they
The hospital authorities believe
Friends of the bee expert, however, should be taken into consideration in mum weight of parcel post packages
Vetch Ripens and Shatters.
from 11 to 20 pounds and makes cer
Thaw has fled to the shore of Long 22c per dozen; fresh ranch, candled,
Airlie—Vetch in this vicinity rip
deteimrining the value of the land for tain changes in the rates.
Island Sound and boarded a yacht, I 28(77 29c.
fine control of himself the audience assessment and taxation.
delivery rate of postage was reduced
ened [excessively and is shattering never knows it.
waiting with steam up to rush him to
The opinion was asked by James A. from 5 cents for the first pound and 1
badly. Many binders have been busy
i livered, 32c.
Davis, assessor at The Dalles, who cent for each additional pound or frac
Broom Factory Expands.
Pork—Fancy, ll^UJc per pound.
had prepared to make assessments of tion thereof, to 5 cents for the first
South Norwalk, Conn.—It’was learn
days, and before all could be taken
Veal—Fancy, 14(72; 15c per pound.
Ashland—The [Ashland Broom fac- fishing rights in the Columbia river pound and 1 cent for each additional
ed late Monday night that for two
care of, the ripe heads were heard
Onions—Walla Walla, $1.50 sack.
hours in the afternoon a large steam
tory was organized formally and will and water rights on the Deschutes two pounds or fraction thereof.
Vegetables — Beans, 8@4e pound; bursting. A fair yield is expected
yacht was anchored opposite Roton
its scope of operations at once. river.
Point, about a half mile off shore. cabbage, 2@2$c;
St. Ixtuis Riots Incessant.
acres are planted to broom
Jellyfish Hold Up Ship.
She steamed east late in the after crate; corn, 10@15c dozen; cucum- ty’s large area of clover is showing up corn throughout the valley, which will
St. Louis—The third day of the lo
Los Angeles — For two days the
cal garment makers’ strike was char
pound; head lettuce, 35@40c dozen ; well, but reports from all sections say yield 50 tons of raw product. Six
schooner 'Azalea, which
peas, 5(7j7c pound.
acterized by incessant rioting in which
Old Tree Changes Fruit.
Potatoes—New, 75c/77$l 25 hundred. which may cause some fields to be cut including whisks. Besides supplying arrived in Los Angeles harbor Wed- guns, spears, bricks, stilettos, lead
Colfax, Wash.—A remarkable freak
the home market, the factory has been nesday, was surrounded by “men-of-
Green Fruit—Apples, new, 90c(7/, for hay.
filling orders in territory extending j war.” No shots were fired, and the pipe billies and pieces of sewing ma
in fruit was brought to Colfax Monday $2.25 box;
from Southern Washington points to ‘' schooner drifted lazily in the fleet, chines were used as weapons. Before
Norwegian Colony Coming.
from the S. 3. Miller ranch, 12 miles cantaloupes, $1.25(7/,2 crate; peaches,
California. To meet increased striking the “men-of-war” on all sides dark more than a score of arrests had
Eugene Twenty Norwegian famil
south of here. The fruit appears to 25(7/90c box; watermelons, $2 per
Striking men and girls,
the factory will install over and ramming them with her prow been made.
be a cherry, but is not quite the shape cwt.; plums, 75c(7/,$1.25 box; pears, ies will settle on a 'tract on the Ore
coat manufacturers and
gon Electric a short distance north of ! $1000 worth of new machinery.
when she would dive down a long private detectives were included in
or color of a Bing cherry, which it $2(7/2.25 box.
strongly resembles. Growing on the
Hops—1912 crop, 15(7t,18c pound;
those taken into cust/xly by the police.
here. J. F. Adrianson, of Moscow,
Many Go to Mountains.
The “men-of-war” Only minor charges, such as peace dis
same limb with the fruit, which is < 1913 contracts, 20c.
dark red in color, are Green Gage
Hood River Parties of people pass were fish, a species of jellyfish, term«! turbance and mutilation of property
Wool — Eastern Oregon, ll(7J16c Idaho, and M. G. Hansen, of Cottage
plums. The tree is 30 years old. The pound; valley, 18@19e; mohair, 1913 Grove, are at the head of the coloniza through the city daily en route to by seafarers “Portuguese men-of- were placed against those arrested.
tion scheme and have secured 250 Cloud Cap inn. The absence of forest war,” and were met by thousands.
leaves are plum leaves and the tree clip, 31c.
has always borne Green Gage plums.
fires this year has caused the atmos
Grain bags — Selling price, lOJc acres for the use of the newcomers.
Forest Fire Ix/xses Kept Down.
This year it is covered with the freak Portland.
Girl of 13 Wins Honors.
phere to be especially clear, and moun
Washington, D. C.—Reports to the
Many Seals Enter River.
fruit, and also many regular plums.
tain parties have enjoyed splendid
Cattle — Choice steers, $7.75(7/8.50;
Fort Smith, Ark. Adeline Lincoln, Forest service from all of the National
Astoria— Large numbers of seals views of the surrounding country. 13 years old, won a scholarship in the forests in the West indicate that fa
medium, $7'77/7.50; choice cows, $7(72;
Showers Relieve Kansas.
7.25; medium. $6(7/7.75; medium, are entering the river at present, »nd The wonderful flora of this district is University of Arkansas. She defeated vorable weather and active patrolling
every day hundreds of them can be now at its best, and guests at the inn a class of 32 applicants, all of whom
Kansas City.—Heavy showers Mon calves, $6.75<//,7.75; bulls, $4(77,5.75.
were keeping fire losses down to a
Hogs — Light, $8.75(7/9.60; heavy, seen on the sands above Tongue Point. are enjoying the strolls among the were several years her senior. The minimum. This week 125 small fires
day over most of the eastern half of
Deputy Warden Ankeny is shooting dwarf pines at the snowline as much girl, a high school graduate, is the
Kansas added to the relief that came $8(778.60.
last week, and
with the rains of Sunday, and it is be
Sheep- Wethers $3.25(7/4.25; ewes, seals there, and is reported to be as the trips among the crevasses of youngest to get a university scholar-1 all but 16 of "these were put out "with-
i meeting with good success.
lieved the drouth is now broken.
$2.50(^3.50; lambs, $5.25(7/6.
ship in the state.
| out damage.