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THfc MORNING OREGONTANv FRIDAT, DECEMBER 25, 1914.
S. LOWENGART DIES
111 HIS 80TH YEAR
Pioneer Merchant and Old
est Oddfellow in Oregon
Passes at Home Here.
BUSINESS CAREER ACTIVE
Friends Recall Ixss of Fortune In
Early Days Due to Honesty In
Grain Trade Widow and 1
Children Are Bereaved.
Samuel Lowengart. a resident of
Oregon for 65 years, died at 5 o'clock
yesterday at his home at 628 Irving
street. He was 80 years old.
Mr. Lovengart was born In Germany
lu 1834. In 1855 he came to the United
States, sailing: from Bremen to New
York. There he met his brother, Joseph
Lowengrart, with whom he engaged later
in business In Oregon. In 1859 Mr.
Lowengart sailed for Oregon by way of
the Isthmus of Panama and San Fran
cisco and engaged In mercantile pur
suits In Hillsboro. The trip across the
isthmus took 60 days. On the trip up
the coast the boat took fire, and Mr.
Lowengart helped to throw overboard
a quantity of powder.
Early Lom Recalled.
After several years in Hillsboro, Mr.
Lowengart moved to Portland. With his
brother, Joseph, he built a warehouse on
Front etreet, near Morrison street, where
the two began buying grain on commis
sion. Later the establishment was ex
panded by the installation of a meat
While Mr. Lowengart was dealing In
grain, it is related by friends, he pur
chased a large cargo of grain to be
sold In San Francisco on commission.
In the voyage to San Francisco, which
occupied a week, the price of grain
dropped to such an extent that Mr.
Lowengart lost heavily on the bargain.
He made good the price he had prom
ised the farmers, however, although this
implied the loss of his warehouse in
Portland and heavy retrenchments in
his other business. It Is said that this
trip cost him about $30,000.
Realty Trade Taken Up.
.After the death of his brother, Mr.
Lowengart engaged In the grocery
business Later he took up real estate
and continued as an independent dealer
till his death.
Mr. Lowengart was the oldest Odd
fellow in Oregon. With five others, he
Joined the first lodge formed in Port
land, in . 1864, as a charter member.
He was a member of the Congregation
Beth Israel. At one time he was trustee
in that church.
Mr. Lowengart is survived by his
widow and seven children. The children
are Mrs. Sarah Dilshelmer, Mrs. Fred
Langerman, Mrs. Frieda Heineman, and
Harry, Gustav and Caroline Lowengart,
all of whom live at 528 Irving street,
and Mrs. Caro W. Jacobs, of San Fran
cisco. Four nephews, Ignatz and Philip
Lowengart and Moritz and Philip Feld
man, all of Portland, also survive.
Funeral arrangements will be made
COMMUNITY TREE READY
ST. JOHNS RESIDENTS TO HAVE A
PCBLIC CELEBRATION TONIGHT.
Emblem Erected in Principal Thorough
fare Illuminated With Many
Elaborate preparations have been
perfected for the community Christmas
tree celebration to be held in St. Johns
tonight. - - X
A large and Imposing Christmas tree
has been erected on the principal busi
ness thoroughfare of the city, and is
illuminated with many-colored electric
li gilts. '
The community Christmas tree proj
ect was originated by Mrs. George M.
The following programme has been
arranged: Band concert, C. O.Churchlll,
director; songs by audience, "All Hail
the Power," and "Joy to the World;"
prayer by Rev. Mr. Borden; children's
chorus, by St. Clement's Sunday school;
male chorus, direction L. F. Clark; re
marks. Mayor A. W. Vincent; soprano
solo. Miss Fay Wentz (a) "Christmas
Kong." (b) "Home, Sweet Home;" re
marks. Rev. J. A. Goode; pantomime,
"Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us,"
Norma Darnell, Wilma Ingalla, Alice
'Brown soloist. Miss Hortense Ingalla;
selection. Evangelical Sunday school;
remarks, K. C. Couch, president of the
Commercial Club; wand drill, Christian
Sunday school pupils; tableaux. Faith,
Hope and Charity; vocal solo, Mr. Sta
ples; Santa Claus; drill. Central school
pupils, direction Miss Villeneuve and
Miss Clark; mixed chorus, F. W. Coffyn,
director; songs by audience, "Blest Be
the Tie," and "My Country, "Tis of
Thee;" benediction by Rev. Mr. Roper.
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PERMIT GIVEN CENTRAL OREGON
COMPANY OVER LEWIS' PROTEST.
Question of Whether Excess Acres
Shall Be Watered Is Declared to
Be Up to Supreme Court.
' SALEM, Or., Dec. 24. (Special.)
Notwithstanding the protest of State
Engineer Lewis, the Desert Land
Board today gave the Central Oregon
Irrigation Company permission to sell
28,525 acres of land in the Central
Canal unit. The Board recently agreed
to return to the jdmpany J29.000 notes
of settlers which were held as a guar
anty of good faith and stipulated that
it could sell a certain number of acres.
Jesse Stearns, manager, Mr. Lewis
says, promised that he would obtain
the consent of the directors of the
company to the stipulation. A few
days later the president wrote that tbe
company desired to exclude 2275 excess
acres. The excess acres are those
which it was at first believed couia
not be irrigated, but which it was
found later could be.
According to the president of the
company these lands were not included
in the original agreement and there is
no reason why they should be watereu
now. It also was announced that the
question of whether the excess acres
should be watered would be deter
mined by the Supreme Court and th
General Land Office, and the Deseri
Land Board would be compelled to
abide by those decisions.'
Sunday School Aids Poor.
The Sunday school of the First Pres-
ACTORS TO FIND CHEER
IN CHRISTMAS PARTIES
Baker Players, Lyric Company and Vandevillo Artists All Plan Merry
Fetes Heilig Folk Have First Free Holiday in Tears.
BY LEONE CASS BAER.
SOMEONE is going' to write a whole
book some day on the "Sorrows of
Actors," and Christmas day will take
up one entire chapter. Probably it will
heaed the list. Thanksgiving day Is
a close second, and birthdays are bad
enough, but there's nothing that can
quite take the sfing of loneliness out of
a Christmas day passed miles away
from kith and kin or sometimes even
friends. Occasionally tbe rule varies, if
only to prove that rules do have ex
ceptions. For instance, Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Delmore, at the Marcus Loew
Empress, have landed in Mrs. Delmore's
home city for Christmas, and will have
a big tree and festive dinner party at
the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
A. Zidell, in Montavilla,
As a contrast, however, . every other
member on the Empress bill is thou
sands of miles away from home and
last night the lonely bunch got together
and made a great big merry party at
the Rltz Hotel, with Ed Ford, of the
Dancing Fords, as host. A huge tree
and supner after the evening perform
ance, with presents for everyone, pro
vided Joy for the gay party.
Manager Plerong, of the Empress, is
having a wonderful Christmas party
today at his Laurelhurst home for his
little daughter, Mary Jane. Among the
many gifts little Miss Pierong received
today was a beautiful chair, carved
by one of the stage hands.
Baker Players Kept Busy.
The Baker Players are tremen
dously busy Christmas day, for, be
sides the two performances they give,
there is a lot of studying to be done
for next week's play. Manager George
L. Baker and Mrs. Baker will have a
family dinner party this evening at
their handsome home, with a few out
side guests. Among the fortunate din
ers at Mr. Baker's will be Lee Pearl,
of the Baker office. Mary Edgett Ba
ker, too, will, of course, have her Christ
mas dinner at heme.
Irene Oshier and her husband,
Thomas Coffin Cooke, are dining at
the Benson and casting longing
thoughts to their small son, Malcolm,
who is having a tree and a house
party of small boy guests at the Cooke
home in Bayslde, New York.
Robert Gleckler and Mrs. Gleckler
will be hosts at an elaborate dinner
party at the Nortonia this evening. A
small tree Is to decorate the table,
with presents for the guests. Walter
Gilbert and Florence Roberts, of the
Baker Players, will be In the Glecklers'
William F. Powell, Brandon Evans
and Eileen Wilson also will have a gay
little party at the Nortonia.
William Lloyd, who is English born
and bred, is the guest of friends to
day at a real old England Christmas
dinner with a great plum pudding that
was sent to them from London weeks
y Actor Host tor Wards.
Clarke Silvernail is a philanthropist.
He is to be host at a dinner for two lit
tle boys he found at the Muts' head
quarters. Walter Siegfried and Mrs. Siegfried,
who is professionally known as Mamie
Haslam, and to have a reg'ly Christ
mas reunion at Mr. Siegfried's mother's
on the East Side.
Mr.' and Mrs. Milton Seaman will have
a family dinner party. So, too, will
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Reed, with a big
tree for their two small sons.
This Christmas is the first in a
dozen years that will give the Heilig
byterlan Church has carried baskets of
provisions and Christmas dainties to
more than 50 poor families and shut-ins
during the past week. Dolls have been
dressed and carried to many little girls,
and clothing for all sizes and ages has
been brought to the church and dis
tributed by the officers and teachers to
SANTA STOPS AT JAIL, TOO
Inmates to Get Some Delicacy and,
Maybe, Gift From Friend. -
A day of cheer is in store for the in
mates of the city jail today. As usual,
a big dinner is being planned, and,
although nothing as elaborate as tur
key and "flxin's" will make up the bill
of fare, something out of the ordinary
will vary the Christmas fare of
Those who have friends will fare
better perhaps, than the rest. -Yesterday
a numhnof gifts and dainties
were left foruaome of the inmates. Af
ter a short session of court yesterday,
in which he released a number of
vagrants as a Christmas' gift. Judge
Stevenson hoarded the train for Forest
Grove for a re-union of the family.
In the hospitals the day will be ob
served, too. Arrangements have been
made at the St. Vincent and Good
Samaritan to have a tree for . those
who are able to attend. Little girls
will not be forgotten by Santa Claus
and today ill "kiddies" will be cheered.
EUGENE FORGETS NO ONE
Christmas Dinner for All andn
plls Parade Today.
EUGENE, Or., Dec. 24. No person in
Eugene will be allowed to go without
a Christmas dinner tomorrow. Under
the leadership of Mayor Yoran, the
Associated Charities of the city has
distributed thousands of dollars worth
of food and clothing to, the needy
families. Contributions have literally
swamped the committees and for two
days wagons have been busy distribut
ing the supplies that have been
gathered during the past two weeks.
Tomorrow morning the school child
ren will march through the streets of
the city singing old-time Christmas
carols and In the evening a municipal
Christmas tree gathering will be held.
ARTIST COMMITS SUICIDE
Despondency and Xo Work Blamed
for Death of Arlington Man.
ARLINGTON, Or., Dec. 24. (Special.)
J. W. Case, a painter and artist of
some ability, committed suicide at his
home in this city last night.
Coming home in a despondent mood,
he took down a rifle and stepped out
side the door of his home. Lack of
work, despondency and drink are blamed
for his action. He is survived by a
widow and two small children.
Lutherans to Give Programme.
In St- James' English Lutheran
Church, corner West Park and Jeffer
son streets, J. Allen Leas, pastor,
Christmas services will be held this
morning at 7 o'clock. -There will be
music by the senior and junior -choirs
and an address by the pastor. There
will be services by the Sunday school
at 7:30 P.M. The programme will con
sist of Christmas carols. . the usual
recitations and readings, tableaux,
Christmas trees and treats for the
When a Russian air scout near Krapsnik
was shot at the bullet penetrated the oil
tank ot Ms machine, but, pressing his foot
against the hole, he stopped the flow of
the liquid and regained safety.
Theater officials and employes a chance
at anything like real festivities. Usually
it's a hurry-up day for them. This
Christmas, however, there is no big
star to dance attendance upon, and the
motion pictures will have to wait a
moment if Fred Bailey ei George Clem
tarry over their Christmas dinners.
Calvin Heilig went to Tacoma this
morning, following a custom of years,
to take part in. a reunion of the Heilig
family, his father, mother, brothers and
sisters, at that place. '
"Hilly" Pangle to Dine.
William ("Bflly") Pangle will have,
dinner at the Nortonia with only part
of his family, his daughter, Florence,
and his sister, Mrs. Campbell. Mrs.
Pangle will spend today in Detroit.
Mich., en route from New York, where
she has been visiting for several weeks.
All the folk on the Orpheum bill were
guests at a big party given by the Bell
family at their apartments last night.
Master McKay, the small son of McKay
and Ardine, one of the clever acts on
the bill, was the feature of the .enter
tainment. A big tree was there with
presents for all the artists on the bill.
Thomas Coulon, manager of the Or
pheum, with Mrs. Coulon and their
baby girl will be guests of friends.
Christmas will play a leading role
behind the scenes at Pantages for the
members of the week's bill remind one
of a blg family.
"I'm a melancholy optimist," said
Walter S. Howe, of "In and Out" fame.
"I'm going to have a good time mak
ing a good time for my audiences. I'm
far away from home so if I can't have
the kind of a time I'd want, I'm going
to do what I can for others."
The members of the "In and Out"
company last night decorated Beth
Smalley's dressing-room elaborately.
Miss Smalley is Mr. , Howe's leading
Last night, too, the Wayne Trio
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne and Anna May
Roberts celebrated with the two
Wayne kiddies and a Christmas tree
at the apartments of Florenz Cobb, of
the Orpheum. t
Stage Children Remembered.
"We're going to have a little party
of our own all by ourselves," declared
Mrs. Beltrah, of Beltrah and Beltrah,
and Mr. Beltrah agreed with a grin.
"I'm almost ashamed to do it," said
Joseph Callahan, "but I'll have to ask
my fellow players to give me a trunk."
He pointed to a pile of toys given to
the two young Callahans. . Mrs. Calla
han said with a smile that they were
going to enjoy a Christmas tree today
with the Callahan hopefuls.
Turkey dinner is the objective of
most of the 10 Bon Amor Arab tum
blers, and they will have their merri
ment in their own way.
Mr. and Mrs. John Johnson will have
a big dinner party and a tree at their
home in Irvington.
At the Lyric Theater there will be
three performances today and the cho
rus girls' contest, so there Is plenty of
work to do, but at dinner time the band
of players will make merry at a party
to be given by Jeanrfe Mai, prima donna
of the company. Larry Keating came
down to Portland yesterday morning
from Canada, to look over business here
and to confer with Dan Flood about
proposed changes in the traveling com
panies they send out. Mr. Keating will
remain for a week in Portland. Today
he and Mr. and Mrs. Dan Flood will be
among a dozen guests at a dinner party
to be given by Mr. and Mrs. F. E. New-berger.
56 WED AT YULETIDE
MARRIAGE! LICEXSE COUNTER RUSH
RIVALS THAT OF SHOPS.
Stream of Applicants Continues All
Day Long, and by B o'clock
Two Couples StUI In Line.
The marriage - license counter in
County Clerk Coffey's office yesterday
experienced a Christmas rush rivaling
that against which shopgirls struggled.
During the day Deputy Clerk John
Cochran Issued 28 licenses and 56 per
sons went away to present themselves
to one another for Christmas.
Yesterday's "run" on the marriage
license - counter almost established a
record. When the doors were closed
at 5 o'clock two couples stood wait
ing to be served by the smilingly
patient "Cupid" Cochran.
Marriage licenses issued yesterday
as follows: '
HEBASD-BEKTZMAK Lockwood He
bard, legal, 53 Ella street, and Kate P.
Hertzman. legal, Imperial Heights.
JADWIN-VON HELMS Delbert Jadwin,
28, Oresham, Or., and Mary K. Von Helms.
Perkins Hotel, city.
SIOVALL-HAUN Berna E. Btovall, 21,
946 Alblna avenue, and Dorothy Kaun, 18,
! Borthwlck street.
ELIAS-M1HELE James Ellas, 29, As
toria, Or., and Tasea Mihele, Burnside
NASHOLSt-PETERSON Julius Reinhold
Nasholm. iio East Seventy-eighth street
North, and Freda Elizabeth Peterson, IB,
414 Graham avenue.
PLANCICH-TAD1CH Xlck Planclch, 25,
Tacoma, Wash., and Katie Tadlch, 21, 4iio
LEE-SIMON SEN Richard C. Lee. 24, 314
East Sixty-third street North, and Mabel K.
Simonsen, IT, 1914 East Yamhill street.
Atkochunas. 28, Winston Apartments, and
Antonina Vaitkeviclnte, 20, Woodlawn, .city.
ESPING-SWAXBON Enoc lisping, legal,
1S4 Laurelhurst avenue, and Jennie wan
son, legal, same address.
DANIELSON - MEB6PELDER ' Alfred
Theodore Danielson, legal, San Francisco,
and Violet Mersfelder, legal, Elnrood Apart
ments. NECNAN-SMITH Ira A. Neunan. 30,
Lewlston, Idaho, and Mary B. Smith, legal.
Hotel Philip, city.
BURG-GADBAW George W. Burg, 21,
644 Dekum avenue, and Gertrude I. Gad
btw, 19, 83 East Nineteenth street.
DETTMAR-HALL Louis W. Dettmar, le
gal, Salem, Or., and Ethel M. Hall, legal,
FLEMING-SWEET Fred D. Fleming, le
gal, Claypoole Apartments, and Ida J. Sweet,
legal, 280 Eleventh street.
WNKLEY-BRUNNER Floyd J. Blnkley,
25, CIO Lerxington street, and Louise L.
B runner, 22, W04 East Fourteenth street
AT WATER-M DONALD Addison J. At
water, 26, Junction City, Or., and Joan Mc
Donald. 24. 6T4 Kerby street.
JONES-FISHER Earle Orrin Jones, 23,
Boring. Or., and Clara llene Fisher, 20, 1487
DAHL-NEIGHBORS Peter Dahl, S3, Se
attle, Wash., and Helen Neighbors, 28, Hoyt
BARCLAT-HOLMSTEAD James Barclay.
26, 425 Twenty-first street North, and Louisa
E. Holmstead. 21, 817 Overton street.
NEASE-JEWELL J. F. Nease. legal.
Goodnough building, and Minnie Jewell, le
gal. Hotel Perkins.
DILLON-WATTS John Gilbert Dillon. 28,
Portland Sanitarium, and Nellie Watts, 88,
MAGER-WILSON -Edward Conrad Mager,
27, 361 Tenth street, and Gladys Marie Wil
son, 20. 646 Belmont street.
CLEVELAND-CLIFTON F. A. Cleveland,
legal. Oak Grove, Or., and Annie Clifton, le
gal, Venable Hotel.
SISERICH-BOZIKOVICH Matt SIserich,
24. 494 Porter street, and Mary Bozikovich,
24. 889 Front street.
BARBER-MAIN WARING Edward B.
Barber, 34, 261 Thirteenth street, and Doro
thy A. Main waring, 26, 1177 East Couch
SALE-SCHMIDX.lv Frank W. Sale, le
gal, Gordon Hotel, and Frances A. Bchmid
lln. legal, same address.
MELVIN-STEELE L. C. Melvln, 28,
Drewsey. Or., and- Beatrice Irene Steele, li,
HOESLY-ROBI.NSON Rudolph Hoesly, le
gal, 316 Sacramento street, and Nellie B.
Robinson, legal, B008 East Eighty-second
Government figures recently compiled
show that the salt production of the United
States last year reached the record-breaking
total of 4.815.902 short tons.
RQSAREAN FUN TO
START AT INITIATION
Six Candidates Fearful of Or
deal Before Train Is
Off for South.
CITIES PLAN NEW 'STUNTS'
Organizations In California Charter
Special Cars to Add to Portland
Excursion as Party Goes
Toward San Francisco.
Half a dozen embryo Rosarlans are
entertaining: feelings of mingled fear
and pleasure in anticipation of the ini- j
tiation that they are going to get Just
before the California-bound special
train leaves the Union Depot next Mon-
This sextet consists of Edward
Boise, of the Portland Hotel Company; ,
O. M. Clark, John F. Logan and W. L.
Thompson, members of the Oregon com- j
mission to the San Francisco fair; S. C
Lancaster, highway engineer, and Dr.
Henry Waldo Coe.
Candidates' Feelings Mixed.
They feel something like the prodigal
son about to return home. They don't
know whether they are due for a fig
urative spanking or whether they are
to partake of the fatted calf. Anyway,
the Rosarlans have framed up a nice
bill of initatory exercises that will be
staged at the station before the train
starts. But that will be but the be
ginning of the fun. Every minute from
then until the party returns will be
taken up with elaborate entertainment.
A programme of pleasure has been
provided for the trip through West
ern Oregon and Northern California.
This will be in charge, partially, of the
Rosarlans themselves, but when the
train makes a regularly scheduled stop
the sport will be in the hands of tbe
At Oakland, for instance, the Royal
Oaks, who came to the Rose Festival
here a few years ago by the carload,
will have charge of the party. In fact,
the Oaks will be a fair factor on the
Southern California trip, for they have
chartered two special cars to be at
tached to Xhe Rosarlan train on the
Journey to Los Angeles, Pasadena and
Party to Grew as It Travels.
The Oaks and the Rosarlans will Join
In the big New Year's day pageant at
Pasadena and then will pick up a car
load of Pasadenans and take them on
to San Diego.
Although the Panama-California Ex
position formally opens with, the actual
birth of the new year, the big cele
bration in connection therewith will
not take place until the following day.
A parade will be orle of the big attrac
tions, and the Rosarlans, Oaks and
Knights of the Rose Tournament of
Pasadena will be the big attractions
In the parade.
Just to show what importance the
San Diegans attach to the visit of the
Portland party, they have named next
Saturday, January 2, Portland day. Of
increasing importance,, however, is the
invasion of San Francisco, which takes
on more orjess of an official aspect.
The Rosarlans will dedicate the Ore
gon building at the World's Fair
grounds and formally turn It over to
the Oregon commission, who will take
immediate charge and prepare for the
reception of exhibits. On this occasion
General W. E. Finzer will be the per
sonal representative of Governor West,
who will be unable to take the trip.
W. E. Coman will leave tomorrow night
for San Francisco to make preliminary
Pictures to Show Scenic Ronte.
Young Edward Merges, who was the
mascot of the 1913 trip, has been se
lected for similar honors this year and,
like the other Rosarians, will travel in
a natty white suit with the emblematic
red rose emblazoned upon his sleeve.
Most of the regular Rosarians have had
new suits made for the occasion and
will appear in them at every stopping
place. In fact, the entire party will
wear white almost exclusively. For
that reason the train probably will be
known as the "white special."
Of unusual advertising valae to Ore
gon will be the series of pictures of the
Columbia Highway that will be dis
played by S. C. Lancaster, who goes as
the emissary of John B. Teon, builder
of Multnomah County's great scenic
This pictorial presentation. It is ex
pected, will do much to attract the at
tention bf tourists to this part of the
Northwest' and to Influence many of
them to Include Portland and other
parts of Oregon In their 1915 travels.
WIFE THOUGHT SUICIDE
MRS. LORA HADHL SHOT AFTER
QUARREL, WITH HTTSBAIVD.
Young Woman Found Dead at Home
Following Dispute and Note Placing
, Blame Discovered Later.
Following a quarrel with her hus
band over a proposed visit to his rela
tives, Mrs. Lora Had hi, aged 22 years,
killed herself at 1 P. M., yesterday. In
her home at 742 Vanderbilt street, the
police say, by firing a shot through
her heart. Her husband, Henry Hadhl,
an employe of the Metropolitan Insur
ance Company, was taken to the Police
Emergency Hospital suffering with
hysterics. He is 24 years old.
Mr. and Mrs. , Hadhl had been mar
ried about a year. They have one
child, a boy, 10 weeks old.
Hadhl Is said to have told Detectives
Abbott and Goltz that his wife went to
her room and shot herself after they
had quarreled over a visit he wanted to
pay his parents at 907 Everett street.
He heard the shot and broke down the
door. His wife lay on the floor with
a bullet through her heart. By her
side lay a note, scrawled on an old
"I have done this myself. Lora," It
read. The police say the writing has
been identified as that of Mrs. Hadhl's.
During the mid-day meal, Hadhl told
the officers, he suggested a visit to
his parents. -His wife, he said, refused
to go. j"
"Now, we haven't been to see my
folks for eight or nine months," he
protested, . according to the officers. "If
you won't go, I'll take the baby and
go myself. You can stay home."
At these words, according to the re
port, his wife rose from the table and
went to her bedroom. Hadhl heard the
shot later. Death was instantaneous.
The body was taken to the morgue. An
inquest probably will be held later.
Mrs. Jennie Palmer, 1599 Chautauqua
street, is caring for the baby. She is
said to have Identified the note as writ
ten by Mrs. HadbL
The German merchant marine, in
had a tonnage of 4,670,853.
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ELGIANS TO CHEW
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Food Last Longer.
EXPERIMENTS ARE BEGUN
Squad of 12 at Bruges Enjoys Hos
pitality of American, Who Fur
nishes Kations to Demon
strate Idea Is Sound.
(Special cable to the New Tork World.
Copyright, 1914. by the Press PubllBhtnn
Company. Published by arrangement wlto
ROTTERDAM, Dee. 24. (Special.)
The first and only man not a German
to find any satisfaction In the plight
of Belgium has been found In Bruges.
He Is Horace Fletcher, an American,
known the world over as the proclaimer
of the theory that the more you chew
the less you need to eat.
Mr. Fletcher Is now and for some
time has "Been living In Bruges, the pres
ent advanced base of the German army
in Belgium. The starving condition of
the Belgian people has made a pow
erful appeal to him In the form of an
opportunity to demonstrate the worth
of his theory.
Ideal Laboratory Found.
"No scientist could ask for a better
laboratory," said Mr. Fletcher gleefully
to the World correspondent, when the
correspondent was in Bruges recently.
"I have 8,000,000 people to work on.
Cut off from the world here, we have
nothing else to do. Moreover, food is
running short and can be made to last
much longer by careful chewing."
Mr. Fletcher went on to speak erf
the magnificent opportunity for the
missionary work presented to him by
the present condition of Belgium. . He
contends that inasmuch as all industry
Is at a standstill and the people can
not, under military rule, pursue the
usual occupations,' they have nothing
to do but eat and can devote all tbe
time to getting the full measure of
nourishment from the food. He has set
about teaching them the way to accom
Meals Karned'by Chewing Them.
Every day at Mr. Fletcher's house, 20
Avenue Tervueren. which he has named
Dreadnaught Conning Tower, his 12
apostles assemble. They are the first
fruits of his campaign 12 hungry
Belgians, who, without Mr. Fletcher's
experimental meals, would have a hard
time finding anything to eat. They
receive two light meals a day and they
earn them by spending two hours or
more In chewing each.
The results which Mr. Fletcher ex
pects to demonstrate In the persons of
his first chewing squad he will lay
before the various relief commissions,
showing them by computation how the
available supply of food can be made
.to cover the needs of the entire Bel
His experiments have already ex
cited the interest of the National Re
lief Society and to a still greater de
gree that of the Belgian inhabitants
of Bruges, who, however, are less in
terested in the scientific side of the
problem than In the contrast they draw
between " the plight of Mr. Fletcher's
apostles and the conduct of the Ger
man officers, of whom Bruges is full
and whose un-Fletcherlzing appetite
bids fair to bankrupt every restaura
teur in the city.
Horace Fletcher is nearly as well
known in England and Northern Eu
rope, where he has spent most of his
time' for several years as in America,
the land of his birth. He Is now 65
years old. He is reputed to be a mil
lionaire, but never attracted wide public
attention until, on retiring from busi
ness, he devoted himself to globe
trotting and hobbles.
His first hobby, which he called
"menticulture," which expounded the
theory of the power of mind over mat
ter, never gained many followers, but
his exploitation of the art of chewing,
which began about 10 years ago, has
attracted world-wide attention, gained
the indorsement of many scientists and
has been adopted by thousands of per
sons. This theory is. In brief," that every
body eats too much and you must cure
yourself by chewing more thoroughly
everything you put into your mouth.
YULE HYMNS TO RING
Catholio Churches to Have Special
A St Raha'r Catholift Churrh at
H.M.t. mrA Tvn Fiftv-third Ht r.t
special Christmas music will be sung
w n.rinc at thA hich mnanc.fi of- fi
and 10 o'clock. Low mass will be cele-
STAMPS ALL DAY SATURDAY
Light the burglar on his way with
an ' .
under vour pillow. Better than a
gun. 75$ and up. Eight styles,
all good. Extra cells 25$ up.
The "HOT LUNCH" BOTTLE
No man, woman or child should
eat a cold, cheerless lunch
when JJ51.25 will place a
Thermos in their hands. Soup,
milk, chocolate, coffee, tea
ANY Liquid stays hot 24 hours
or cold, if you prefer. 14
different styles all good; in
pints and quarts.
Marvelous little Electrical Devices which, at
tached to your electric light current by simple
plug, enable you to ROAST, TOAST, BOIL or
brated at 8 o'clock. Father Maker
will deliver the Christmas sermon.
The sacred music will include: Mass
in F by F. I LoeBch; director and
organist, Mrs. N. R. Petelle. "Kyrie
Eleison," by the choir of 20 voices;
"Christie Eleison," by Miss Helen Con
Ion and Dr. Osborne, Messrs Lleschen
berger, Leo Conlon and Will Conlon;
"Gloria in Excelsis Deo," Dr. Osborne;
"Laudamua Te," Dr. Osborne; "Gratias
Agimus," Dr. Osborne: "Qui to Tollis, '
Leo Conlon; "Sus Cite," Mrs. Adams;
"Credo, et In Unura Dominum," Dr.
Osborne; "Et in Carnatus Est," Mrs.
Osborne; "Et ex Parte," Miss Helen
Conlon and Leo Conlon; "The Adeste
Fideles," soprano solo, duet, quartet
and trio, Mrs. Osborne, Dr. Osborne,
Mrs. Coleman and Mr. Conlon. Mrs.
Lambert and Coleman will sing other
parts. "Sanctus," Mrs. Petelle, "Bene
dictus." Mrs. Coleman; "Agnus Dei,"
Mrs. Fred Brown, Mrs. Coleman, Leo
Coleman and Dr. Osborne.
The Christmas music to be sung by
the choir of St. Mary's Catholic Church,
under the direction of Mrs. Catherine
Covach-Frederich, at the 10:30 o'clock
morning mass today includes: "Adeste
Fideles" (Lambalottt). arranged for
solo, duet, trio and chorus; "Mass in A-M-ajor"
(Kallowada); offertory, solo and
chorus, "Noel" (Adams); "Holy ,Night,
Peaceful Night". (Harker). unaccom
panied. After the benediction of the most
blessed sacrament the service will close
with "Glory to God In the Highest.
The solos will be 'sung by Miss Zeta
Manning. Miss Gertrude Kunz. Scott
Kent and E. L. Frederich. Members of
the choir are the Misses Zeta Manning,
Ruth Brady. Catherine Frainey. Marie
MarpeL Addie Thayer, Genevieve
Payne, May Barr. Hazel Gurr, Bell
Gurr, Gertrude Kunz, Gertrude. Hogan,
Julia Burke, Edith Williams, Edna Hal
stead, Mrs. B. Mantle, Scott Kent, E.
Kettleburg, F. Ponto, T. Manning. J.
Brost, E. L. Frederich, assisted by Miss
Julia Burke and E. Kennedy, violin
ists, and O. Larson, "collo. Miss Ethel
.vlahoney is organist.
COTTON OFF FOR GERMANY
First lirect Shipment From Galves
ton Sails This Morning.
GALVESTON, Tex., Dec. 24. The
American steamer Pathfinder with 6500
bales of cotton cleared for Bremen to
day and Is expected to sail at daylight
This is the first direct shipment of
cotton from Galveston to Bremen since
the outbreak of the European war.
Newsboys to Be Guests at Show.
Manager Jay A. Haas, of the New Grand
Theater, on Sixth street, has extended
to the newsboys of Portland an invita
tion to a free matinee at 1 o'clock to
day. A special programme will be ar
ranged In their honor. All newsboys
will meet at Sixth and Alder at 12:45
French Deputies Scorn Leave.
PARIS, Dec. 24. Several members of
the Chamber of Deputies serving in the
army have decided not to take ad
vantage of the extended leave granted
them by General Joffre and have re
turned to the front. They had come to
Paris to attend the session of the
Christmas Day at
Will Feature a Dinner Extraordinary, PLoS
the Most Magnificent Entertainment Staged in
Artistic Delineator of Feminine Types. Said to Rival the
Famous Julian Eltinge.
The Popular Dramatic Tenor.
The Great Parisian Dances, Assisted by the Well - Known
Favorite, MISS BOB RANDALL.
Miss Foster Miss Rich Miss Gibson
THE MISSES DE YOUNG
Singers You Wii! Enjoy.
These Eight Entertainers Will Present an Entertainment
Which Will Augment the Pleasure of the Mult
nomah's Great Christmas Dinner.
DINNER SIX UNTIL EIGHT
Remember New Year's Eve Reservations.
Roy O. Yates. Pres.
H. C. Borders, Mgr. 1
Ever "enjoy" a leaky Hot Wa- j
t,er Bottle? V will spll vnu !
one with a two-year
for 2.50. Cheaper
BELGIAN FUND GROWING
CASH REACHES $8147 AJiD PROVIS
IONS VALUED AT $15,041.
Little Daughter of Family From Bel-
grinm Calls to Say Mother and
Slater Want to Work.
In the midst of Christinas gift-making
the Belgian relief fund has not
been overlooked, and the spirit of the
season is bringing forward many con
tributions to the cause. Cash received
yesierday brought the total money
available up to $8147.40, while provis
ions to the value of $12,041.25 have
Little Miss Bertine Goosens, 619 Sa
vier street, called on Samuel Hill, chair
man of the relief committee, yesterday,
and said her mother and sister would
be glad to do any work to aid the com
mittee, and prefer to sew. They are of
Belgian birth and are, of course, much
interested in the movement for relief.
Cash contributions yesterday were:
Previously acknowledged ?7iM)l.l:0
Alice Fruden Weil L'.ot
Ion Lewis 100.0'J
Fred Lockley 10.00
A friend 10.0i
Congregational Sunday schol. For
est Grove, Or., donations by chil
dren At a Christmas tree enter
tainment, evening" oi December 3 33.00
Forbes Presbyteriau Sunday school.
Ureshara street and tjantenbein
avenue, Portland 17.30
Joseph: Stevens, Oresham, Or 2.O0
Arthur 1U Wilson, Klamath Falls.
Or y. 3.00
C. K. Haak, Portland 5-0O
O. M Ash. Portland 0.00
Walter Adams. Portland 0.00
A friend 3.00
Dr. A J Giesy, Portland 20.00
Terminal Ice & Cold Storage Com
pany, Portland 33.00
Additional provisions were reported
yesterday as follows:
Previously acknowledged $14,S0O.0O
W T. Smith, Kedruond, Or.. 1 sack
Edward Cooktngham. Portland. ?0
barrels tlour 100.00
Union Meat Company, Portland,
1000 pounds pickled pork 100.00
H. H. Paget, Pratum, Or., eight
'sacks dried prunes 40.00
WOMEN HURT IN WRECK
Four Are Injured AVhen Auto Turns
Turtle at PrinevUle.
PRINKVILLE. Or.. Dec. 24. (Spe
cial.) When an automobile returning
from Christmas exercises here tonight
turned turtle on Cemetery Hill, in this
city, its four women occupants were
hurt. Miss Wagner, who was driving
the car when it. capsized on a sharp
turn, suffered a right arm fracture
and is otherwise Injured. Miss Won
derly. Republican candidate for County
Clerk in the November election, was
cut badly and bruised about the head.
Miss S. Biggs, a practicing attorney,
was bruised badly and may bo injured
internally. Mrs. M. R. Biggs, wife of
a Prineville attorney, dislocated her
left arm at the elbow when she fell.
AM probably will recover.
the Hotel Multnomah
of the Day.
A Singer of Mar
L: P. Reynolds, Asst. Mgr.