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THE MOENISffc OKEQONIAN, MONDAY, OTVEMBER 14,
FEW 00 TO CHURCH
Working People of Portland
Not Religiously Inclined.
THEY STATE THEIR VIEWS
Laborers Reply to Dr. Brougher's
Questions, and Say the Modern
Church Methods Are Not In
teresting to Them.
The second of a series of sermons to
the working people was 'embodied In .the
subject of "The Common People's
Church," by Dr. J. W. Brougher at the
"White, Temple last night, and in the
bourse of his address the pastor read
many answers to the questions be put to
the public as to why the working people
do not attend church. The reasons given
were varied, and many of them told plain
and unvarnished truths. Dr. Brougher in
most cases sided with the views given by
the working people and unhesitatingly
stated that the church which represents
most the spirit of Christ is that which
has a large representation of the common
people in its active membership. The first
question which the working public had
been asked to answer was:
Few Workers Attend.
"According to your observation, what
per cent of the working people regularly
go to church?"
The writers on this point vary from"5
per cent to 331-3 per cent, according to
their ideas of who were to be included
In the working class. One writer said:
"Many of those who do go, according to
their own admission, are there simply out
of curiosity." Others are said to go on
business principles" to get in with the
church people. Another writer said:
"With the exception of one or two
churches in this city, the congregations
are composed mostly of women." There
is a remarkable agreement on the point
that the majority of working people do
not go to church. Dr. Brougher said: "It
is the church's business to reach the peo
ple, and if she does not do it, she falls
to perform her mission."
Weary and Exhausted on Sunday.
To the second question: "Why do not
more working people attend church? Are
they hostile or indifferent?" The answers
showed that indifference keeps many
away. For various reasons they have
gotten out of sympathy and touch with
the church, and have become careless and
unconcerned. One writer said: "They
have othere matters to interest them that
make it more pleasant than listening to
most preachers." Thus they get in "the
habit of not going to church." Other
reasons given were: "People like to be
amused, the 10-cent theaters of this town
are packed full." One earnest writer, a
woman, says: "The working people do
not go to church because they are too
weary and exhausted. Shorter business
hours on Saturday would largely solve
the question. One can scarcely realize
what it means to stand behind a counter
or desk, from -8 A. 1L until 6 P. M. for
six days in seven, month in and month
out; no time for rest or recreation. The
shopping public could change this condl
tion of affairs. There is an avalanche
of businessott Saturday. On that day.
clerks must work overtime. Many clerks
do not get home Saturday nights until
midnight They sleep Sunday morning.
take recreation Sunday afternoon, and are
too indifferent to go to church Sunday
night. If people who call themselves
Christians would apply the golden rule
to this point, there would be a great
change. If Christian women were more
thoughtful, they would not shop at the
noon or supper hour, nor delay their pur
chases until Saturday."
Stores Should Close Earlier.
"I believe this writer is correct," said
Dr. Brougher, after reading this reply.
"If our storekeepers would come together
and decide that every one of them would
close on Saturday night at 6 o'clock, it
could be done. People would soon learn
to make their purchases Saturday after
noon or earlier in the week. Then most
of the clerks who wanted to could get
ready to attend church Sunday. The pub
lic in general is absolutely thoughtless and
inconsiderate in this regard. It is largely
a case of wolf eat wolf,' for one class
of working people do not always consider
the welfare of the other class. Let us
begin to practice the golden rule, and we
will be more thoughtful of others."
Church Too Exclusive.
In answering "What faults do working
people And "With the church?" the writers
were more explicit. They found fault
with some doctrines, especially the doc
trine of hell, but the speaker said if this
doctrine kept many people away from
church, the TJnlversallst and Unitarian
Churches ought to be crowded. "I do
not hear, however, that the laboring peo
pie are crowding the churches of either
of these denominations," he added. The
letter-writers found fault with the
preachers, and complain that they do not
have the courage to speak "the whole
truth and nothing bnt the truth." The
preachers whom they say are "gagged'
by rich members and are "afraid of los
ing their Jobs" if they say anything on
behalf of labor, were criticised. They
also stated that the working people feel
that there is no real fellowship between
themselves and the members of the
church; that they do not get the conn
dence of working people by going among
them, learning their names, shaking them
by the hand, getting acquainted with
their work, sympathizing with their needs,
and thus becoming one with them. An
other charge is, that the -working people
receive a forced and mechanical welcome.
Instead of a real, genuine, spontaneous
one, when they come to the church serv.
ices. The church is said to be "ex-
How to Make Churches Helpful.
"What suggestions have you to offer for
making the church more helpful to work
ing people?" was the next question put
to them for answer. -
Here are some of the answers to this
"Do personal work."
"Get people to come to church."
"Give them a hearty welcome when
"Have sermons on topics of public in
"Have good singing, especially congre.
'"Begin promptly and close promptly."
"Agitate questions that are In the in
terests of working people, such as early
closing on Saturday.
"Let Christians remember that working
people in homespun are Just as good as
people who can wear One clothes."
"Treat them with the same considera
tion that you treat the rich."
"Take a real, active interest in their
"Do not turn them out of the church
for going wrong, but seek to save them
and help them."
CHURCH 1$ DEDICATED.
Quakers' Meeting-House Consecrated
Yesterday Free From Debt.
The Friends Church, East Thirty
fifth and Main streets, was dedicated
yesterday morning free ot debt, and
enough money subscribed to complete
the butlilag. A large congregation
was present at the dedicatory serviees.
which were conducted by Rev. Edwin
H. McGrew, president of Pacific College,
who also 'delivered the dedicatory ser
mon. Her. E. Smith, pastor, and other
ministers from Newburg and Salem, as
sisted. The altar platform was dec
orated with flowers. There was a full
choir, and the platform was occupied
by the ministers.
Mr. McGrew delivered an able ser
mon, closing with the words: "We do"
not dedicate these walls of timber,
stone and mortar today, but rather we
dedicate and consecrate our own lives
to the evangelization of the world."
Following the sermon A. Bray made
a financial statement which showed
that about $1090 had been raised in
cash and $200 in donations of work and
material. Mr. Bray announced that
$60 remained unpaid and that it would
take at least $300 more to complete the
building as desired. Rev. McGrew then
took the platform and in about 30 mln-
uates raised the whole amount required
to pay off all outstanding accounts and
complete the building. This closed the
morning service. In the evening Mo
ll n da Smith, superintendent' of the
Christian Endeavor, conducted services,
and at 7:30 an evangelistic service was
SPEAKS TO YOUNG MEN. '
John M. Dean, of Seattle, Delivers
Address" Before Y. ty. C. A.
"It doesn't make any difference who
you are. God loves you. You may be a
society man, laboring man, or a commer
cial man. God even loves preachers,
thank goodness," said John M. Dean, of
Seattle, yesterday afternoon, addressing
a meeting at the Young Men's Christian
Asoclation. He was to have given an ad
dress on this topic: "Live Like a Man."
hut changed it in favor of "Divine Love
in Its Relation to T7s." Mr. Dean is a
young man, and he was formerly engaged
in Young Men's Christian Association
work among soldiers in the Philippines.
The present week is one of prayer for alL
young men throughout the world. Start
ing today there will be prayer meetings
every day from 12:15 to 12:15 P. M. and
from 9:15 to 10 P. M. up to and including
Friday. There will be special music
every night in charge of Charles H. Hart
and W. M. Wilder.
Mr. Dean gave an interesting evangeli
cal address yesterday, and spoke of the
never-faltering love of God toward all
men, illustrating his meaning by telling
appropriate anecdotes relating to rellg
lous experience. In speaking of Christ
the Healer Mr. 'Dean "told about Christ
raising from the dead J aims' daughter.
"I do not think that Christ loved one Dis
ciple more than the other eleven," went
on the speaker. "He did not consider
their talents or society acceptance. Just
the same way does a true mother love
her prodigal son as she loves her dutiful
son. Jesus loves' with a great love that
does not change. Sometimes you hear a
young man say: 'I don't want to have
anything to do with Christ, and I'm sure
he doesn't want to have anything to do
with me.' Rather say to yourself: 'Jesus
knows that Pm bad from head to foot.
but he loves mo Just the same.' Where
are the old comrades and the old chums?
They have left you, and you have for
gotten them. I can imagine Peter being
sent by Christ to preach to the Roman
soldier who pierced Christ's side with
a spear. 'Whatr Peter would say.
'Preach to that soldier who gave you a
death wound?" I fancy I can hear Christ's
reply: 'Yes. Tell him there Is a nearer
way to my heart than that.' God did not
place you here to know and grasp, but to
The soloist of the afternoon was Miss
Ethel M. Lytic, who sang a sacred song.
. OFFERED HIS ADVICE.
Councilman Flegel Tells How to Euild
Up a Community.
At the meeting of 'tne Korth Portland
Improvement Association Friday even
ing in tne .fatton Metnoaist Episcopal
Church, Councilman A. F. Flegel, who
was called upon for a speech, spoke as
follows on how to build up a com
"I am glad of this opportunity to
talk briefly to my neighbors. As a club
you can do much more than through
individual effort. The experience of
Woodlawn, the East Twenty-eighth
street district, Sellwood and other
places shows what can be done through
united efforts. You will have to stand
together as one man, and you can get
most anything within reason. The
Woodlawn Push Club did more to get
free mall delivery than any other fac
tion. Its members made a house-to
house canvass when they were after
free mall delivery. They are after a
water main, and they will get it, for
they never .give up until they secure
what they are after. They have been
fighting the gravel-pit nuisance, going
down in their pockets to meet the ex
penses of court proceedings, often pay
ing from ?5 to $25 each. They have
secured passage of ordinances only to
have them declared unconstitutional
and have gone at it again. You, here,
may have to fight the gravel-pit nuis
ance, as this whole country has an
undercourse of valuable gravel. You
need water mains here badly. You need
streets and you do not have as many
electric lights as you are entitled to. I
merely throw out these suggestions.
You can get what you want if you will
stand together as one man. The street
committee will pay attention To your
demands. I think you can help get the
Mississippi avenue branch extended out
here if you go after it. Regarding
street improvement I want to say that
I shall not start an improvement until
one-third of the property-owners sign
a petition for It I think that is the
right course to take.
"Regarding water, I understand that
the Water Committee is figuring on
laying a big main with which to sup
ply the whole of the Peninsula, as the
present pipe Is too small for what is
required of it.
SCORCHES -HIS CRITICS.
Rev. S. C. Lapham Speaks in Relation
to "The Undlvorceable Man."
In reply to the review of the Catholic
Sentinel of his sermon on the "Undlvorce
able Man." Rev. S. C. Lapham spoke at
the Second Baptist Church last evening.
Rev. -Mr. Lapham was accused in the
critical article, it is alleged, of being an
advocate of free love, and to this state
ment he took exception.
"When the state of matrimony is vie
lous, unnatural and unholy, as it is in
many cases, that church or state which
seeks to perpetuate such conditions is re
peating the Intolerant bigotry of years
long ago. and Is criminal in spirit By
spirit are men first of all husbands in
heart and brothers in fraternal attitude
and feeling. Matrimony .is of the inner
life as well as In the letter of the law."
Rev. Lapham described several phases
of unhappy wedded life and suggested
remedies. He was rery sarcastic in bis
denunciation of bis Catholic critics.-
Woodstock Church Reopened.
The Woodstock Methodist Episcopal
Church, which has been closed for over
a year, was reopened yesterday after
noon with an appropriate service at
2:30 o'clock. There was a large at
tendance. Rev, F. Burgette Short and
Rev. T. B. Ford gave brief addresses.
expressing the hope that the church
would now prosper. The Methodist
women of the neighborhood have put
forth their efforts to refurnish the
POBTLAKD BOWTJKr CLTJ1.
Annual meeting of the members of the
Portland Rowing Club TvM be held in the
Y. M. C A. Auditorium Monday, Novem
ber 14, at 8; P. M. A -full attendance is
requested. Will F. Morton. Secretary.
To cure scrofula, salt rheum, dyspepsia,
catarrn ana rneum&usm, t&xe iiooa
TELLS OF LIAQ YANG
War Correspondent Describes
the Fierce Conflict
MEN FOUGHT LIKE DEMONS
J. Gordon Smith, of London, De
scribes the Terrible Slaughter and
Inspiring Bravery of Charges
of the Japanese Army.
Yes, it was a funny feeling, 'and I am
frank to say that X would rather have
been at some other place just at the
time;" and J. Gordon Smith, the spe
cial correspondent of the London Post,
smiled as he thought of his experiences.
He had been telling of what he had seen
at the battle of Llao Yang and of how
he had fared In trying to get a good
view of the combat.
The Japs did not like to have the cor
respondents get too close to the front,
probably for fear that some of them
would get hurt. This it was which lea
the Information seekers to get into all
kinds of complicated positions during the
attack upon the forts surrounding tne
"You see," said Mr. Smith, when pressed
to tell more of what had taken place on
that historic field, "we were afraid that
something would come up, to prevent us
from seeing the fun. so. when the morn
ing of the decisive hattle came, all the
newspaper men scattered very early la
the morning, each seeking a place from
where he could see as much as possible of
Correspondents Caught In Trap.
There were Ave hills upon which the
Russians were Intrenched and on each
side of these extended a long chain ot
mountains which were chosen by the cor
respondents as their stations. Some ot
these places became pretty. warm quar
ters before the battle was over. Grant
Wallace, of San Francisco, and a com
panion were caught between two charging
columns and had a hard time to get out
of their trap.
"I had selected a position on the right
wing of Oku' division and was peering
out at the fight when I found myself in
front of a band -of Japanese soldiers
charging up the hill. I would not really
like to tell you whether or not I was
scared, but I will say that I made some
of the best time possible in getting out
of the way."
The description of the battle as givea
by Mr. Smith Is graphic He, after escap
ing from between the lines of advance.
took up a position on a hill to the right,
from which he could look down Into the
valley and see the- movements of the
whole of Oku's line.
"It was something that no man can
ever forget," said Mr. Smith. "It was
awful and sickening, but it held a fasci
nation that no one could have resisted.
Stretched out among the boulders of the
hill - top, I could look down, upon the
slope up which the Japanese were strug
gllng.- They -would sweep up the hill In
long lines of five and ten abreast, the
officers at the heads of the columns wav
ins: Ihelr -swords and shouting encourage
ment to their struggling men, battling
with the obstructions placed In their way
by the enemy.
Russian Front Begins to Blaze
'At first a scattering fire broke from
the Russian lines, and then, as the lines
of little brown soldiers came Into full
view, the whole Russian front began to
blaze. The front of the advancing column
was hurled back by the sheer force of
the hall of bullets, as the men in the first
ranks staggered against the soldiers be
hind. The men in the lead fell as they
iran, and the head of the lines curled
under and melted away like a slow rolling
stream absorbed in the sand. It was
awful and ho advance could be made in
the face of such punishment, and the
division withdrew sullenly, leaving the
ground dotted with fallen men.
"At the foot of the slope the columns
were halted and formed again. The word
was given and another advance was be
gun, with the same result. Human endur
once could not advance In such a fire and
again the men retired sullenly to the foot
of the hills. Five times this advance was
made and each time was stopped on the
slope, and when the sixth charge was
ordered night had fallen.
Fight Like Fury In Darkness.
"Such a scene of carnage has seldom, It
ever, been seen In history. In the dark
ness men fought with the silent fury of
demons, breast to breast and hand to
hand. Bayonets, clubbed guns, stones and
Btlcks, and even fists were used in the
charge. On the following morning even
the blood-mad soldiers shuddered to look
at the field they had crossed. In a space
as big as this room," and the .speaker
Indicated the lobby of the Portland, "I
saw a thousand Russian and Japanese
soldiers mixed and twisted Into every coa
celvable shape. Combatants, locked In'
each others arms too closely to be sepa
rated without great force, were scattered
here and there on every side. Eyes were
gouged out and men lay with their teeth
sunk in the throats of their antagonists.
It was such a sight as no word or tongue
Stoicism of the Japs.
"The stoicism ot the Jap when wounded
in battle is a wonderful thing." said the
traveler in speaking of the conduct of the
soldiers on the field. "After the battle I
saw hundreds of men stretched over the
plain. There was no call for 'bearer as
would" have been the case In the British
army, no cries and no groaning. The men
would He. perhaps gasping in their pain,
like fish left by the side of a stream to
die, but they made no complaint. Now
and then could be seen some man whose
face was drawn and distorted by pain,
but whose only complaint was a short
drawn moan gasped with each weakening
"Hardly one man in ten in the Russian
army knows why he Is fighting," con
tlnued Mr. Smith. "He knows that it is
the will of the Czar and that is all. A
band of Poles was captured by the Japs
and when told that Llao Yang had fallen
the men burst Into tears.
" 'What will become of Poland now?
they asked one another as they mingled
their tears in common.
Soldiers Hitched to Trains.
In telling of the many Interesting in el
dents of the campaign, Mr. Smith spoke
of the capture of the railroad south of
Llao Yang by the Japanese. With the
road went two engines and a large num
ber ot cars, so many in fact that the
Japs could not haul them all with the
power at hand. No other engines were
available, so detachments of soldiers were
hitched, to trains of supply-laden cars and
in this way a large part of the army
supplies was carried along with the ad
In the opinion of the correspondent, this
winter will see some of the hardest fight
ing, for at no other season of the year is
It so easy to transport guns and supplies
or to move armies. The roads are frosea
solid, and large loads can be raoved from
place to place where In the summer it I
impossible to move much more thah an
The Japs are bw wasters ot the trans
portation In the south and during the
wiater will be &e to pat Ktts mea Into
the field. To hold this number In. check.
Mr.. Smith estimates that ItVill be neces
sary for Russia to import 1,006,060 men,
for the Jap fights as though his heart
was In the work, desperately and unflinch
ingly, while the Russian soldier goes Into
tattle like the ancient soldier -of the Per
sian army, looking behind him for the
knout and the scourge. He fights because
he is driven, not for love of country or
hope of fame.
AT THE THEATERS.
What the Press Agents Say.
Violin Soloist, With His Own Orches
tra, at Marquam Grand Theater.
Tonight at the Mara nam
Portland music lovers will be given an op
portunity of hearing a wonderfully talent
ed vllolnlst. Pietro Marino thn fnwrlr
pupil of the world-renowned Ye aye. Ma-
nno, who wm do near a as a soloist, will
also display his exceptional musical
knowledge as a director, bringing with
him an orchestra of sn'n miwrtHnn end
ing a programme that will appeal to. both
uw cuiuvaiea. ana tnose who like simply
the beautiful malnriv of thl. rlh-lnn orf
Miss Pauline Sherwood nrotecre of Mrs-
James J. Hill, a lyric soDrano of wido
range and power, will add to the. pleasure
of the evening. The following orojrramme
will be rendered:
Violin olo, Second ConoV.V.V..ieniawskl
(Comprising extracts of grand operas "March
. urc x-rayuci, aiqo, ucvsuiena. i.ua il
ea na." "Evening Star." "Nebeilnser,". "Pag-
llaecl. "William Tel!
Violin olo .j.
Miss Pauline Sherwood.
Waltz, "Geschleten au dm Wiener Wald"
(Tales from the Vienna Woods).... J. Strauss
Overture. "Light Cavalry" Suppe
Violin solo, "Oh. Willie. We Have Missed
Grand Egyptian Ballet.... .r... A, Lulglnl
Curtain at 8:30 o'clock. Carriage at 10:45.
Whittlesey Tomorrow Night.
The first appearance in thla city of the
young romantic actor. White Whittlesey,
wm xaxe piace at tne Marquam Grand to
morrow (Tubs day) evening and Wednesday
He will make nls bow here In the fam
ous romance, "Heartsease," In which
Henry Miller won great fame and in which
Whittlesey Is sold to be at his best
The "Second in Command" will be given
The productions of the Whittlesey com
pany are up to the usual standard of ex
cellence tor which the name of Belasco.
Mayer and Price is- famous. The company
carries every portion of the scenery re
quired for the plays being presented, as
well as most elaborate costumes and
The company supporting Whittlesey is
most powerful one and Includes a
trained choir for the rendition ot the
music In the plays.
Among those who are members of the
Whittlesey company are: Eugenie Thais
Lawton, Virginia Brissac. Alfa Perry,
Edith Campbell, Messrs. J. M. Salnpolls,
liarry u. .oyer, nenry iewenyn, .Reginald
Mason. Taylor Curtis, Erville Anderson,
Carl Yoho and Charles Sherman. Seats
are now selling.
Advance Sale Tomorrow.
Tomorrow, Tuesday morning, at 10
o'clock, the advance sale of seats will
open for Arthur Dunn in the big musical
comedy success "The Runaways,'1 which
comes to the Marquam Grand Theater for
two performances only, next Thursday
afternoon and night, .November .17.
Miss Gale as ''Rosalind."
The advance sale of seats will open next
Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock for the
charming actress, Florence Gale, who
comes to the Marquam Grand Theater
next Friday, Saturday afternoon and night
in Shakespeare's delightful comedy "As
You Like It." This will be one of the
real intellectual treats of the season. Miss
Gale is supported by an excellent com
pany of players.
Next Week at the Columbia.
The laughing farce-comedy. "Gay Pa
rislans," which is on at the Columbia all
this week, will be followed by the famous
comedy-drama "Led Astray," a play that
has always been a great success wherever
produced by a capable company.
Concert Tomorrow Night.
The concert to be given by Beatrice
Barlow Dlsrke at Parson's Hall Is Tues
day night, November 15, Instead ot
Thursday, as apnounced yesterday.
AT THE VAUDEVILLE THEATERS
The Star's New. Bill Today.
Headed by two of the greatest feature
acts ever brought to Portland, the Star
Theater's new bill starts today. The
Three Alvolas are America's most sen
sationai acrobats, performing astounding
and seemingly impossible feats. The other
star act is by the Yale duo, club jug
glers, who are marvels of dexterity.
Both of these acts are the most costly
ever brought to Portland, and the fact
that they are coming to Portland from the
large Eastern vaudeville houses is in Itself
a proof of the management's determina
tion to give Portland the best vaudeville
in the United States. The other new
acts are Richard Burton, the famout wit;
Carter and Mendel, two versatile come
dians; Adeline BIrchler, the talented
operatic prima dcona: the Musical Harts,
and the new moving pictures of the pro-
Jectoscope. The first show today is at 3
Arcade's 'New Acta Today.
Four of the best comedians on earth
head the new bill that begins at the Ar
cade Theater at the first show at 3 P. M.
today. They are the Fern Comedy Four,.
noted for their fine voices and their fast
and furious fun.
In addition to these four entertainers
there is an the Arcade's new bill the well
known team ot Adams Brothers, the
greatest living soft-shoe dancers. Then Al
fred Anderson has also been engaged. He
is a female Impersonator and is known
as the male soprano. Hopper and Burrell
is the title ot a mirthful team composed
of a comedian and a pretty soubrette of
a musical turn ot mind. Kate Coyle, new
and sensational pictures on the bioscope
will close the ehow.
New at Bijou Today.
Beginning with this afternoon's matinee,
the week's bill at the Bijou promises un
usual offerings. The La Monte Brothers
are parlor acrobats of a new Jtype, Howe
and Decker Introduce novelties in Jug
gling, the Mortons have a delightful
sketch, Ed Simpson Is a big laughmaker,
while Pearl Grayson's, illustrated songs
ana. tne new viiascope pictures ihsjsj
gmi(amnt fni all
Mr. Petersen's Vote.
SOUTH MOUNT TASOR. Or.. Nov. 10. (To
the Editor.) A Refutation, "roil you please In
sert In your valuable paper the following: A
Lie. I was told this morning that a rasn (Wil
son) told In a conversation, with a ttif neigh
hours that old asaa Petersen voted the populus
ticket last raoaday. Now, if he meat GuataX
Petersea I will say ttet he told lie. I -aeTer
voted the popsjufl ticket lit MOnaxy or any
other Ectloa for the last 89 years I have
always voted the repuMIoaa ticket (except ims)
sot from hafctts hut from priBCl-ple sal auperlpr
lBtelllffeace I the Kspaslcaa party.
Mm. WliHiir-i SMr Srrsw Hr itMm
-te4fcter. mtim tfe eMM. mMm -HIW,
AMp n 9U. cotm triad wit aad WHmm,
EAST SIDE IS BUSY
housands Being Expended in
Erecting' New Buildings?
OUTLOOK IS VERY PROMISING
New Sanitarium, Religious Resort
and Auditorium, Store 'Buildings,
Aparment-Houses and Mag-
The building outlook on the East
Side is considered promising for
the "Winter months. D. Marx will
erect two two-story flats on Grand
avenue, between East Davis and Everett
streets, at a cost of about $10,000. H. J.
Hefty has prepared the plans. W. H.
Johnson will erect a two-story dwelling
on Johnson and Twenty-fifth streets. E.
"W. Hendricks has prepared plans for a
handsome one-story dwelling at East
Thirty-first and Flanders. It will be of
brick, basement and attic, and pebble
cast, and will .be an unique structure. J.
Richardson will build four dwellings on
East Twenty-ninth, near Gllsan street, at
a cost of W500.
W. J. Burden is erecting a two-story
dwelling on East Salmon, near East Thir
ty-seventh, to coat 52400. work has been
-Started on a $3500 dwelling for A. A. Kad-
aeriy, on xasc -xwemn, ueiween uoucn
and Johnson streets. Hartman, Thomp
son & Powers are erecting two two-story
dwellings in Alblna, costing 53000 each.
For T. O. Sand a two-story dwelling cost
ing J6005 is being erected. Work has been
started on the new dwelling for Dr.
Froom, East Twenty-second and "Weldler
streets, to cost 53291. James Brooks is
erecting a two-story dwelling on Missis
sippi avenue and Russell streets, Lower
Alblna, to cost about 530O0. M. G. Thor
sen Is building a residence costing 53500
on East Twelfth, near Hancock street.-
Some Large Structures.
The frame has been completed for the
two-story warehouse of the Portland Seed
Company, on East Second and Alder
streets, and work Is being crowded for
ward during the favorable weather. It
covers ground 100x100. besides the elevated
roadways built out to the railway spur on
the south side. In the building there will
be floor space 100x300. Next year the com
pany will probably cover the other quar
ter block. The cost of the present im
provements will amount to about 515,000.
For the big Implement warehouse for
Wallace, Corcorcan & North, on East Sec
ond, between Hawthorne avenue and East
Clay street, the foundation Is being laid.
Trestle for a railway siding has been com
pleted, and big timbers are being deliv
ered for the warehouse frame. This build
ing is the most expensive that has been
projected during JS04 on the East Side,
and the cost will run above 520,00
Stores and Apartment Houses.
S. AUgranl will erect a "building on the
corner of East Third street and Haw
thorne avenue. Piles for the foundation
have been delivered, and this week the
driver, will start work. The foundation
is completed for the two-story frame on
the corner of East Clay street and Grand
avenue, for Foss & Company, costing
about 512,000, and work on the frame will
be started the coming week. There will
be store-rooms on the first floor and
apartments' above. The foundation of the
two-story building for1 the Portland Steam
Dye Company, corner East Third and
Couch streets, is completed, and work on
the frame -will be started the coming
week. At Milwaukle on the Heights work
has been started on a sanitarium for a
Portland physician, which will cost In the
neighborhood of 510,000. Ground has been
cleared. It will have a very commanding
To Build Auditorium.
The Camp-Meeting Association of the
Evangelical Association has plans for an
educational and -religious resort at Jen
blngs Lodge, on the Willamette River and
the Oregon City electric railway, and
contemplates an expenditure of some 520,-
000 in the near future. A big auditorium
in the form of an amphitheater is to oe
built, a hotel put up and many smaller
dwellings erected. Ground has been se
The prospect that over 5300,000 will be
expended In the erection of new machine
shops and the building of other structures
has put new life and hope in the property-
owners of Lower Alblna. Also It is ex
pected that work on the ferry approaches
there for the new ferry will follow the Im
provement of Randolph and River streets
extending to the landing. It is expected
that the new ferry for Alblna can be put
in operation in the early Spring, giving
close connection with the Lewis and Clark
Fair grounds. The West Coast Laundry
Company Is erecting a laundry building at
St Johns at a cost of 510,000, and the
building Is nearlng completion.
Last week Evening Star Grange com
pleted payment on Its handsome new two-
story hall on the Section Une road. The
cost of tho building was 52300. and it is
now entirely clear of debt. The members
will make a strong effort to get an electric
railway extended to this hall next year.
New Fraternal Hall.
The two-story business building for
Cochran Bros., in St- Johns, costing 510,
000, is well along toward completion. The
Woodmen of the World Hall Association,
of Mount Tabor, has Just been incorpor
ated, with 52000 capital stock. L. S. Nor
mandln, C. W. Ross, E. J. Rathbun and
others being the Incorporators. A fra
ternal hall will be, built on West avenue
In & short time by this association.
W. J. Burden has a contract to erect
three dwellings in Montavilla, costing
59000, and also a contract to put up ten
small cottages in a new addition to
Montavilla, costing about 5700 each, or -a
total of about 5700O.
. In the West Piedmont tract, just opened,
the Title Guarantee & Trust Company has
started several new dwellings. In the vl
clnlty of the big carbarn for the Portland
Consolidated Railway company tne. ran
way men are figuring on the erection of a
number of cottages m a snort time, xne
carbarn, which is the most extensive yet
built In Portland, will be completed this
TO BUILD ANOTHER BRIDGE,
Structure Across Willamette at Foot
of Portsmouth Avenue Considered.
The matter of erecting a high bridge
across the Willamette River from Pen
insular at the foot of Portsmouth avenue
Is being agitated by F. I. McKenna and
others. It will be a toll hridge, if built,
and will be so far above low-water mark
of the river that ships can easily pass
under. Measurements have already been
taken, and the probable cost of the struc
ture Is now being- figured -on by engi
neers. The measurements show that the
bridge can be built from the bluff at the
foot of Portsmouth . avenue at about 166-
feet above low-water mark, which would
permit all classes of vessels to pass un
derneath. and there would be no draw.
Mr. McKenna figures that the bridge
would have to be about ISM feet lowr, ow.
ing to the necessary height. The West
Side landing would be well up on the
"This bridge wa are contemefrtlng,'
said Mr. McKenna, "Is betMd ts eowe
sooner or la)er, and It takes afeovt m
much agitation to get lt-wrvder way., "W"
are now dolnc that. W arc 5tttetT flg-
ures and mesdntrciMnta. There is' sjeeag
to Toe a great populanos. on the pttdwt-
sula, and especially at St. "Johns, where
so many manufacturing establishments
are going In, and the time is not far dis
tant when a more direct "route from there
to the business center of the city will
"It can be seen what a splendid drive
way such a bridge would supply the city,
and the stnet-cars to the peninsula could
operate around on a loop. Of course It
will have to be a toll bridge, but a very
light toll can be charged and the Invest
ment mnae to pay weiL The street-cars
could well afford to use the bridge, even
If the company should not help In build
ing the structure. The bridge at the foot
of Portsmouth avenue would be so far
away from the free "bridges and ferries
up the river that the toll bridge would
have a good field. We figure that pedes
trians should be charged 2 cents for
crossing one way. and street-cars and
light vehicles 25 cents for each crossing.
We have not arrived at the probable cost
of this bridge. Engineers say it can be
built on piers, although we find that It
would be cheaper to build a suspension
bridge. We intend to push the matter
as rapidly as possible and get the project
in tangible shape as to the kind of struc
ture and the cost."
GRAY HAIRS AUTJ BABY CURLS
Old and Young Members of Gaelic
League Study Language Together.
That the prehistoric tonjrue' of old Ire
land may not die out, the Gaelic League
of that country was formed to keeD its
study before the generations of today,
and the Columbkill branch of that league
is ousy every Sunday night In Portland
tudlng the queer alphabet and musical
words of the Gaelic language. In a hall
on the top floor of the Union building a
large class of. men, women and children
gather each week, the old renewing their
youth and the young feeling the Impor
tance or studying beside their elders .as
the first simple words are learned' and
"Tu agus me." "Seln feln." "Tlr airus
tenga" were some, cf the words on the
blackboard .-for--the elementary "class,
which, translated, mean "You and L our
selves, country and town." On another
board 'the familiar words, ""Erin, go
braugh," greeted the eye In company 'with
many other patriotic sentences.
C. Cumin Is president of the Columbkill
branch of the Gaelic Lea true.1 and he as
sists the instructor, P. D. O'ConnelL
These Sunday night classes have been
held for nearly a year, and the large at
tendance is significant of the fact that
the Irish-Americans do not intend allow
ing their mother tongue to be forgotten.
That the language was fast becoming ob
solete was realized by natives of Ireland
the world over, and this movement seems
to be a general one. It is an interesting
sight to see white-haired men, young
men. matrons and young girls and little
children of first school age sitting side
by side In a common study. P. D. O'Con
nell has a most musical pronunciation.
ana ne gives tne woras xne liquid tones
r the Italian tongue. The alphabet does
not sound unlike that of the Pittman
system of shorthand, and the characters
are as unintelligible as Greek to the un-
The class is an interesting one, and the
pride, taken by all Irishmen in their na
tive tongue is most laudable. If the pres
ent Interest is maintained there will be
no danger of the Gaelic tongue dying out
in this section of the country.
"WEEK OF PBAYEE OBSERVED
Young Women's Christian Associa
tion Holds Special Meetings'.
This is the week of prayer which is be
ing observed by the Young Women's
Christian Association throughout the
world. The local observance of the week
began with a special, meeting at the rooms
of the association on Sixth and Oak yes
terday afternoon. Rev. Jerome R. Mc
Glade led the meeting and made the ad
dress, his subject being "Africa and
America; Confidence in Prayer and the
Glorious Character ot Ulro. With Whom
We Have to Do." The music was espe
cially good, and consisted of a tenor solo
by C. A. Bryant, violin solo by Miss
Anna English, soprano solo by Miss Eliz
abeth parwas, and a baritone solo by J.
Another. special meeting will be held
Tuesday night, which will be led by Miss
Carrie Holbrook. iuiss MoiprooK-s topic
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help of hoaert aad self-respecting
lead the ready-to-wear world
along the progress path, and other
clothes, ready-to-wear or made-to-measure,
are Judged by their
The Steln-BIoch dealer In your
town will show you these clothes,
and point to the label printed
"Smartness," the book for care
ful dressers, sent frea.
THE STEIN-BLOCH CO.
will Include Asia and- Australia, and she
will speak on 'The Spirit of Prayer."
Mls3 Mary Conyers will sing: Wednes
day night Rev. Henry Marcotte will lead
the meeting, his subject being "Europe,
India, China and Japan; .the Divine
Measure of Answer tto Prayer." Miss
Watson will be the soloist at this, the
last meeting of the week.
INDIAN" BAND IS COMING.
Unique Alaskan Musical Organization
.Will-Give Concert Here.
On Tuesday afternoon there comes to
the Marquam Grand the Metlakahtla .In
dian band, an organization ot native
Alaskans which furnishes musical enter
tainment surprising to lovers, of music.
Music barbarous, music popular, music
national, music sacred and above all,
muslc artistic, is rendered by the band.
Job Nelson, called Alaska's Sousa, is
the leader of the band. He wields the
baton with the confidence of an old mas
ter, and Is said to have all ihe ability
and none of the . Idlosyncracies of the
great leaders of the day. Tone, not vol
ume, blended Into effective climaxes -and
brilliant melody is sdd to be the rule of
There are 32 members of the band, which
is also accompanied by several soloists.
Plaintive little Indian ballads are, ren
dered in a most pleasing manner, some
thing original in musical circles. The four
divisions of the Tsimshian tribe are rep
resented in the musical organization, all
of which are "easily recognized by the
robes the members wear in the street
parade. After their concert In Portland
the band will return home, their present
tour being at aa end.
POKES PLAYERS GIVE BAIL.
Wen Arrested by Sheriff Word Retain
Attorney for Defense.
The four young men who were arrested
Saturday night in the back of a cigar
store on Alder street, near Fifth, and
charged by Sheriff Ward with playing
poker, have given 550 ball apiece and have
retained Attorney Charles Js Lord to de
fend them They gavaeiRsames at the
county Jajl as J. W. Simpson TonajTrfe'r
son,. Jack Emerson and Frank Johnsonr -Sheriff
Word made the arrests by walk
ing through the cigar store and through
the door to the rear room, which, -was .un
locked. The table at which were, sitting
the four men arrested had on it several
hundred chips. The players admitted the
value of the red ones as 23 cents and the
white ones as one cent,
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