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THIET7 EIGHTH YEAR.
SALEM, OREGON, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1915
PRICE TWO CENTS. S?jSE"Si5dc557
Bill Marshall Bets $40,000
On a Fight, and Yet He
Never Saw One
New York, Sept. 18. (Special)
Question: Did you ever hear of a man
who never 8aw a boxing contest?
Answer: Sure, plenty of 'em, and
not all blind men, either.
Q. Did you ever know a man who
never bet as much as a single jitney
on any proposition in his life!
A. Aye, aye; thousands of them, and
not tightwads at that.
BUT and here 's the proposition be
fore you now did you ever hear of,
know, encounter orrun against a man
who never saw a boxing niatca and
never wagered a penny, and yet has
gambled (or soon will gamble) $40,
000 on a ten-round, no-decision bout!
Gaze upon Mr. William C. Marshall,
who hasn 't any more home 'n a rabbit,
though he's worth something above a
quarter of a million dollars, and who is
going to bet $40,000 of it on a meeting
between those eminent welterweights.
Mike Gibbons and Paekey MeFarland,
to occur Saturday night, September 11,
at the Motordrome at Brighton Beach.
Now about that $40,000 bet. It isn 't
Polk County Hop Industry
One of Great Magnitude
Salem Players Are Improving
But "Colonel Bogey" Is
I 7 JP i i ii - aim'
I .' :
William C Marshall.
that Bill MarsTiall is' going to wager on
the victory of MeFarland or of Gib
bons. He doesn't pretend to predict
who's going to win, and he doesn t care
five-oights of a hoovah or whoop who
does win. No, he's betting this way:
that if he spends $40,000 in arranging
the scrap ($32,500 to the boxers and the
rest on .advertising, rebuilding, rental,
ushers and the like), maybe $(i(),000 or
perhaps even $80,000 will flow back
into his pockets from the fight fans of
New York and other plnces, who for
years have dreamed hopelessly of see
ing those two masters of fistic science
in the same ring.
"Rill ntanda in win 20.000. 40.000
nobody can estimate what. Also, to be second base with the bases full in a
Last week's play at Finzcr was most
ly by foursomes, which system seems to
be greatly in favor with the members
at present. A prize, donated by an
enthusiast, for the player whose score
compared most favorably with his prev
ious best, was won by U. G. Shipley,
who lowered his own score by five
strokes. A few of the members, who
have lately been conspicuous by their
absence, showed up again and doubt
less more will continue to return to
the links. Following is the new sched
ule of handicaps:
Allan Hutchson, s
R. C. Bishop, 10.
Arthur Hutcheon, 10.
Kulph D. Moores, 12.
Clifford Brown, 12. .
S. G. Sargent,. 14. .
Carl Gabriclson, 14. . .
W. H. Burghardt, 16.
D. M. Eyre, 16.
Earl Anderson, 18.
A. Bush, Jr., 18.
T. A. Livesley, 18.
Hnl D. Pat ton, 18.
U. G. Shiplev, 18.
F. W. 8tcualoff, 18.
F. D. Thielson, 18.
And 11 other players not listed, the
maximum, 18. These handicaps ore for
eighteen holes, or two rounds of the
As will be seen from the above list
no player in fit to give "Colonel Bog
ey" a close match, though several will
before long no doubt get the "Colon
By the bye "Colonel Bogey" is an
imaginary personage, who, when play
ing golf, never slices, gjills, tops, misses,
toes, heelB, skies, nor foozles a shot, and
whose score is, therefore,., nearly per
fect. When one beats "Bogey" he
knows he has done his best and suffer
ed no bad luck.
A prize is again to be given the play
ers with the lowest score, using the new
system of handicaps, bo there should
be a good turnout this week to com
pete. The Golfers' Magazine (this month)
says: "It is reported that the record
ing nngel is still working overtime
counting the strokes, that were not
counted hiRt season." Probably he hns
members from every golf club in the
United States on his books every club
except Sulem of course.
The hopyards of the Independence
district have attracted the attention of
hundreds of visitors during the past
week, ninny earning from a considerable
distance to view the manner in which
the harvest of this vast crop is made.
The hop-picking machine in the E.
Clement Horst company's yards has
this year made an added attraction,
and automobiles from various sections
of the valley, loaded with the curious,
are to be seen daily wending their way
through the extensive acres of the com
pany to the location of this modern
wonder, produced by the inventive in
genuity of Mr. Horst himself, and sim
ilar patterns of which are doing all the
picking in the California yards of his
company this season, thus wholly elim
inating hand pickers. Contrary to gen
eral opinion the machine is not used in
the field, but is housed conveniently to
the yards and the hop vines hauled to
it by teams, dozen's of teams being thus
employed in ordor to keop it supplied.
The vinos are laid one way on a plat
form wagon in order .that they may be
handled by the feeders rapidly and
without rearranging. The vines pass
over large cylinders making sixty revo
lutions per minute, the teeth of which
separate th9 hop from the vine. Mr. J.
G. Wiggins, a Cnlifomian in charge of
tne plant at the Morst yard, in explain
ine the machines entrusted to his care.
told a representative of the Observer
that each vine was struck by a;mo
teeth in the picking process, thus mak
ing it practically impossible for waste
to occur. Following the picking by
that the yield will exceed the estimate
placed upon it by theso authorities. This
is accounted for by the fact that spray
ine was early, timo boie.g tuken to do
the work thoroughly aad with the best
The ranch is one approaching t.ie
ideal, and reminds one very forcibly of
a southern plantation, there being the
same big nouse," surrounded by
commodious buildings and warehouses,
and "quarters" for lurm help. There
is a general supply store ana restaurant
both of which are open the whole year
through, butcher shop and bakery, a
dance hull with a floor 130x50 feet, a
moving picture show, besides sixteen
dry kilns o0x30 feet each, nud other
buildings. Every other night during
the picking season a dance is given,
and oftimes more than two hundred
employes trip tho light fantastic to
mnsie'furnished by the management) of
an evening. Major anil .Mrs. liosc fre
quent the dancing pavilion and not only
enjoy indulging in t no terpsichorean
art but in mingling with the men and
women, a goodly number of whom have
picked hops on the plnce during tho
four seasons that the major has been
in charge, and to whom more than $25,
000 will be disbursed for this season's
work. This is one of the ways Major
Hose has of studying the laboring class.
Hops are snipped direct to London
from tho Wigncn. ranch, winch is
reached by a Biding from Independence,
Tri 1913 a train of . fifteen cars weut
forwnrd; in 1914 it required fourteen
ears to deliver the product to the sea
board, but this year fully twenty cars
Did It Ever Happen to You?
By Mort Burger
. WY I A GOVT MtR'f Of
(You yTM.t rT SfrK fcgi THA-Q AnSot OLD MAtTL (aU rtfHA.HAb
means of these cylinders, the hops are will be necessary, if expectations are
separated from the leaves and twigs by
passing through revolving screens, the
openings in which are of graduated di
mensions in order to permit the refuse
to waste away and leave the cleaned
product. This, however, is not the pro
cess in its entirety, and neither could it
be given in the amount of space at
command. There are two of these ma
chines, besides which nre two arm
picking machines, which separate the
p - -a l l. i
noiiB irom I lie arms oi ine vines, ami
two overflow machines, the capacity of
which is approximately 00,000 pounds,
or close to 1000 sacks of hops daily.
But these machines,' notwithstanding
their enormous capacity as compared
with hand picking, nre insufficient to
gather tho harvest from the more thau
000 acres planted to hops by this com
pany, and in addition about 1,.j00 men,
women and children are there employed
throughout the season, many of the
I tickers comprising lurge families
mown to the company and who are an
nual workers in tho yards. The camps
are snmtary, special provision having
been made with this important feature
m view. Air. H, , Onl, the superin
tendent of this, the most extensive hop
ynrd in the world, expects an average
of ten bales to the acre. In one small
tract thirteen bales to the acre has
realized, for 3,000 bales, or more, is the
hope of the manager. In addition to
hops the ranch this year had 300 acres
in wheat, from which a bumper yield
was harvested. There is 11 acres of
orchard and 12 of loganberries. Tho
berries from this field wcro sold on
the vines at one cent per pound
As soon as the crop is safely disposed
greater number from Portlan'd, picking I
and the conractor hopes to complete
tho work ilunng tne present ween, i.ie
drying is done in a four-kiln house of
the improved type. The Krobs Brothers
will, during the coming winter, clear
additional fund, and extend their yard.
This is a comparatively new ranch,
and considerable money is being expen
ded in its development. A thirteen-acro
lake is now being drained, and at least
ten acres will bo fit for cultivation next
season. A concrete sno, with a capuc
German Spy Up Against
Hard English Proposition
sure, he 'stands to have that healthy
bank roll of his nicked to the extent
of $20,000 or $30,000. That's his gam
ble, and he's making it very willingly.
"I wouldn't say I'm betting on a
sure thing," ho remarked the other day
down at Brighton. "But as they sny
at the track, it's a 'good thing.' I feel
pretty sure of getting a little change
for myself out of tho bout, and if I
don't well, I'll have had a good time
and crabbed off some experience in a
Who is Bill Marshall? everybody
asked a few days ago, when from Chi
cago came the word that at last Paekey
MeFarland and Mike Gibbons had
signed articles and agreement and had
posted forfeits to meet in New York.
Well, here's a little bit about him.
Hill is thirty-nine, has a wide open,
genial face, a pleasing western drnwl
and if this means anything to you
is an exact ringer, except in the matter
of height, for Charley Van Loan, the
magazine writer, who is held in tender
additional cottcges for the occupancy
of pickers. The eight four-room houses
already on tho place will bo doubled in
number, and to these others will be add
ed as the tents now used become worth
less bv usaao. It k believod to be
cheaper to build small houses and equip
them tnan to supply tents, tho deterior
ation of which is considered too great
to be economical for housing pickers.
These cottages nre ccorstructcd along
avenues, and arc fifty feet apart, each
having a porch, and modern conveni
ences, made possible by a splendid wat
er system. Tho permanent help on the
place occupies enht houses, bunt espe
cially for tho purpose. v
The administration of the Wignns &
Richardson company is ns follows: Ma
jor .(. Lewis Hose, manager; Percy
Goble. bookkeeper; F. L, Brew, nssist
of it is th6 purpose of Major Pose to ;tv of ton8 j ,,' ; tlie course of
commence preparations for noxt year s construction, and will be filled wit'.i
harvest by the erection of a number of fee( for the winter. The ranch hns a
herd or Holsleins and cream is shipped
to Portland during the better part of
the year. Believing that red spider can
bo eliminated by tho use of water iu
the hop fields, Krebg Brothers will in
troduce an 'irrmntini! system next year,
watering the vines at froqueut intervals
after the growth is well advanced. The
water will be pumped from the Willum
etto river, and a lake on the property
for the mirpoKP, The hops on this plin-o
are rich this year, but arc lacking in
weight. Last year they went .i-i
bounds to tho box, but this figure will
not be reached in' the present harvest.
been harvested, but this is an exeop- ant bookkeeper; Frank Luke, yard fore
name between newspaper writers. Bill
Mnrshall might pull such a ploy to make
the game amusing, but after a few
minutes' talk with him you'd readily
understand that he Wouldn 't' pull that
bono or any other in a matter of busi
ness. Bill was born in Iowa in '"''i stuck
to the farm until he was fourteen, then
blew west and punched cows. He
gathered together a lot of those inter
esting animals for himself and ranched
it through Montana, Nebraska and
Wyoming until the sheepmen and "' tonl
homesteaders oegnn io kiu on mo jm-i-ranncs.
Then he (iuit with a comfort-
ablo bank roll and went into the biiHi
tionally gold yield under most favor
The llorat company probably has the
only hot air blast Hystcm for drying
hops in the state, and 2,300 boxes of
hops aro turned off daily by the em
ployment of this modern method. Not
only aro practically twice as many hop!1
cared for during the twenty-four hours
an by tho old plan, but tho danger of
damaging the product is entirely elim
inated, while it is claimed that hops
dried by tho process arc better value.
11. London, the engineer, piloted the
Observer party through the dryer dur
ing tho temporary absence of William
Huffman, who is the real thing about
the plant, first visiting the sulphur
burning room, the fumes from which
reach the hops on the dryers by forced
draft, and then on through the various
departments. Between l.'IO and 140 de
grees of hent only is necessary to cure
the crop bv this process, which is con
siderably less thun under the old sys-
Tho Wigrich Eancb.
Is Major liosc about the premises!'
inquired the manipulator of the festive
- - - -- . . ,., i I inquired ine moniiiuiaior or me restive
ness of railroad cont ac t ig, m ( anndn , fn)'i(r Rs h(J lM , K
chiefly. He helped build the (.rest ,ish,an nt t,' offico on (hn w- it.-a
Northern, Northern Pacific, ( nnndinn j ran(,h of m B(rM( )o(.,lt(1( folir aml
I'licitic and other roans, aim uuumi- ,1llf miWH P(lllthenHt of Independence,
that he made a little on the jobs. uK iSi r. w)l0 Bi,au ju nnnoume,
Ho lives wherever his job is, and hns sjr "-After having paved the way
rambled ro much that he hns yet to cast (10 ,,.rj,n was ushered into tiie pres.
vote, never having dollied around enco of Major w. lowi Hose, a typical
Mr. and Mrs. A. Topperwein
Mr. anil ins. Adolph Topperwein,
vyho will give an exhibition in trick
memory hereabouts for haying stolen deuce.
lung enough to establish a legal resi-
EF you want to take the
bite out o to-
bacco, and leave the
good in, you've got
to do it slow the
There St a big temptation to rush tobacco
through by n cxpresi tpeea amnciai
VELVET two yean
tie up many thousand! oi aoiiarf. oui
it pay! both the imoker and manufac
turer in the end. lUc uni ana
metal lined bagt both great tobacco
mr f w
man; Algier Conger, riding boss; pence
officers, ' Homer Mills and J. Ilnycs.
These are the men who have made it
possible for tho Wigrich ranch to be
characterized as having the best hop
yard mid the best plnn't in Oregon.
Gilbert & Patterson's Yard.
In approaching tho headquarters of
the Gilbert & Patterson ranch at Eola
one finds it unnecessary to make in-
duirv for the chief hmh mogul, Mr,
J soar Patterson, for that individual has
beaten you to it, and is awaiting your
coming, even thonilh it be unannounced,
with a welcome thnt immediately puts
tho visitor in good spirits and good1
spirits in the visitor. Few aro the
Polk county residents who nro not
familiar with this ideal country home
and fertile ranch, it being situutcd in
one of the oldest settlements of tho
state and comes very n'eur being not far
removed from the capital of the com-1
monwenltii, for it was hard by that it
was proposed in an' early day to locate
the statehouse. The ranch covers a
lurge area, but only eighty-five acres
are producing hoi's, which lost year
gave a yield of 1"3,000 pounds. The
crop this year will probably exceed that
of one year nyo by a considerable
Biuoiin't. When the newspaper party ad
vanced from the right wing there were
2-"i pickers engaged in harvesting tho
hop crop, while tin1 resident member of
the firm, Mr. Patterson evidently hav
ing scented gasoline from ofar, was
Knglishmnn of perhaps fifty-five, who leisurely sauntering trom the neldH to
wns ensconced in a huge easy chair or warn ins pnu i
Kniilish pattern en Wiving his afterlunch ! be volunteered the keys to his do'iiom.
siesta in tho quiet of his attractive den. "Speaking ot hops, said no, i nan
TU r.-swit n. uins nnr.lifil flia iiturttiu. . fU ) HI I U II I V II"' H:i l'nv
tion voluble ami decidedly interesting, season, about :u'0 bushels all told,
not only refercir-o being made to the which l do'posci. u i jrum uu
ranch, which most Interests Major Rose, I to 1 per bushel, and could have , sob.
but to various other themes, including! twice as many hail I them. Hut
r..na,.nf ..m.Uo.r.i.tnn.. Hip how about the hop crop, " 1 nt crposed
deep blue, which is followed closelv the inquisii.vo one, whose mi.uii nu
from day to day by the major he having! a visit to ns many yards as possible
for nearly n quarter of a century Dccin wnnin ih nm..... -v .... .......
an officer of a Hritish cavalry, re
signing only four years nun. This ranch
is the property of Knglishmen, Messrs.
By Wilbur 8. Torrest.
(United Press staff corresnond'eut.)
London, Sept. . (B) muil.) The
admittedly thorough unU efficient Ger
man spy system is up against a most
thorough nud efficient stump iu England.
One of the unhenUhiest obstacles for
agents of the enemy's intelligence de
partment is the anti-spy section of Scot-
girl censor had a premonition that n
certain letter Bhe was reading was "nut
just right." Him handed it over for
inspection. "A chemical test brought to
light writing between the lines of the
apparently harmless letter and the tim
was set for the spy. tie fell into it iv
few days later. Ho wob tried nud con
victed and was executed in London
A loyal Bvitishor and his wife from
Northern Yorkshire decided to spend a
week-end nt Torquay, a little wntennx
Official reports, -.lust issued, show
tlmf tun till.iiTii.l Miiicu nf viiriniiR nation-
alities, all of whom were declared to be' place near -Plymouth on the British
working for Germany, were bogged be- ''"' 'l"'y were "enuglit by ti
fore any ono of them had been in Eng- boy scout taking a few harmless snap
land three weeks. Four readily con-1 lt waterfront . The scout report
jpHH(1fl i ed the incident to the authorities. The
This list, however, represents but a Yoikshiremon and is wife were imincdi
fractional part of the most recent fruits Btcly arrested. They proved their in
of the British dragnet. On two occn-! nocenco of spying, without a doubt, but
Bions, it is unofficially declared, the they paid .250 fine ns a warning t..
authorities in London 'cloverly mnnuev-; other "nmuteur photographers. "
r 1 Kf
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and fancy shooting ut the Capital City
Hull and Gun club grounds tomorrow,
have been milking some enviable rec
ords through the northwest. At Walla
Walla Mrs. Topperwein broke ill! out
of 1(10 birds at the trnps, missing her
monil. "The crop is gool, but we are
omowhat handi' -lipped in handling it
for want of another dryer. I sold most
Wignns Si Richardson", the former havof my peaches from that little ware-
ing been ftln.mr Kose s companion in
the army for many years, nnd for whom
t tin highest adiiiirntion is cherished.
This explains why Major Hose, who has
high connections on British soil, is mnn
ager for the comppny oMrnting so ex
tensively i'n Polk coin'ty, nnd still an
other reason why ho is so vitally Inter
ested In the success of the undertnk-
house" by the roadside down there,
people coming alter them from a con
siderable distance because they were
the real article." Once again: "But
about the hops.'"' to which came the
reply in" characteristic manner of the
man, "I'll sec if the Jap has some,"
The Jap certainly had "some." and
tiie subject was changed from hops to
the beautiful surroundings of this rural
' . . " .. i. .. .i.i. i l., (),a i, 1, Inri'MUlpliOBK nt which hBS
I.BSl season mis rnii'ii vim i' ; r-- ,, ., - , ...
ariiVKifl lnds of hop. from the "2 ! ow equals in this t.. of t he g I ol u
acres devoted to tne crop, wnne ums
year's estimate In 4l,on( pounds, which
estimate Is considered low. 8ix hun
dred and fifty people are necessary to
gather tho hop crop, nnd about 3,000
boxes a dav tre being picked. Experts
nv thst MYjnr Rose hits the best crop
in'the valley this season; thnt the bops
from the entire nrcn will average a ton
to an acre, but the major himself is
more optimistic la bis views, believing
lar wad, and where hops are hops re
gardless of crop conditions.
The Krebs River Ranch.
The ranch of tho Krebs Brothers,
seven miles southeast of Independence
i the Willamette river, which has 45
acres in hops this year, will give the
owners, if expectations are met, 100,000
pounds. This i the only yard In the
valley thst is being picked by contract
this season. Them are 100 .Iu j b, tho
BOth bird. The Topperwein give
marvelous exhibition with nil kinds of
guns and the local rod and gun club is
making great tireparutions for the event
tomorrow which promises to drnw u
large crowd. There is to be no admis
sion fee charged.
ilft for $alt, a Journal
Want Ad will if.
crcd to round up dozens of spies who
had been operating in London in tho
inline of British arum officers. The
method was as simple ns it was effec-1
tive. Tho war office is said to have
informed all army officers in the me- j
troponiun area to rciriun on u cerium
doy of recent date from traveling on'
any trains of tho greut system of un
derground rnilwnys of tho metropolis.
The order was strictly obeyed. Every
officers' uniform thut boarded an un
derground train thnt day contained a
spy. Tin spy bag was full that night.
Koverul days later, tho war office is
said to have repeated its wuriilng, this
timo instructing offieors to keep otf or
tho motorbuses thut travel by hundreds
on London's busiest streets. The result
was similar. Tho spy bag was filled
But this is only ono of the many
methods through which spies nre enuglit
in Eiiglund. Another is chemistry.
It was chemistry thut told the British
authorities that whot appears to be nn
American pussport is not nlwuys the
real article, A government cacniist
informed tho authorities that the greut
and powerful red seal of tho American
state department nau been lorgeii ny
tho enemy; thnt tho secretary of slate's
signature hud been photographed from
a genuine American passport in hit
rnuny nnd applied to a spurious ilucu
mi'.nt carried later bv a spy In England.
It was the chemists' proof, linked with
other feature that followed, that
crtused the spy to confess that he was
furnished the forgery to obtain mili
tary secrets in England.
This forgery is today In (lit) hands
of the British authorities for compari
son with other suspicious looking docu
ment bearing the seal of the United
Americans traveling through England
to or from continental countries Mill
henceforth be subjected to the most
thorough examination nnd surveillance
by the British authorities.
American passports In England, iu fu
ture, if thero is the least doubt of
their Validity, must bear the tests of
the government chemiiits.
"Americans must not feel ill toward
the British authorities If necessnry pre
cautions nre taken to prevent the use
of spurious American passport in this
country,' said a high official nf the
wur office to the I'nited Press. "They
must realize (hut Germany is not above
forging the offlciul seal of the Amer
ican stato department and hns, perhaps,
foried scores of these document in an
attempt to snfe cnndiict their spies Into
England and other belligerent countries.
Kvery American citizen entering Eng
land in future must come with a cleoii
bill of health easily proven and above
all, with a passport (hat will defy the
iinalysis of our chemists."
Hcolland Yard Is assisted In "spy
sleuthing" by all branches of the gov
ernment and even by tho boy scouts nnd
A striking esse of spy detection orig
inated In the general pnstofflco where n
Jhe girl scouts serve in the snuie
capacity as the boys. They aro helping
to liiuke England tin uiilieiilthy plnce for ,
THORPE DECLARES '
HE'LL BE BACK IN
THE BKl LEAGUES
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Although Jim Thorpe, the Carlisle,
Indian, stems to bo hii vinr his trou
bles, he declares that ho will yet lund
back in the big leagues. Jim couldn't
make good with the Ciiants and wuh
farmed out to the Jersey City club.
The "Skeeters" didn't want him und
Bent him to tho llarrisburg club,
where he will be given another
chance to prove his worth.
WAR NEWS or ONE
YEAR. AOO TODAY
Paris reports that German
armies in Franco ure unable to
Berlin reports sitiue concern
ing French and British armies.
H. Petersburg nays, Austrian
losses in (luliciu campaign to
tal .'150,(100 "men. All ronds un
declared blocked Ivy abuiidtnicd
Tli 0 Austrian government hits
sent Silditioiiul troops to the
Italian border because ,f nn
t i o n a 1 1 s t demons tiuliens
TRY A JOURNAL OlASSiriED AD
THEY ARE BUBINKB8 OETTEK8
ONE CENX A WORD.