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TTTE MORNING OREGONIAN, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1914.
CITY NEWS IN BRIEF
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EEILIO THEATER (Broadway, at Taylor)
Ten reela of special diversified motion
pictures, noon to 14, P. M., continuous.
BAKER i Broadway and Sixth, between Al
der and Morrison) Baker Players, in
"Leah Kleschna." This afternoon at 2:15
and tonight at 8:15.
t-YRIC t Fourth and Stark) Musical com
edy, "Mike and Issy In Mexico." This aft
ernoon at 2:80 and tonight at 7:30 and
ORPHEUM (Broadway at Stark This af
ternoon at 2:15 and tonight at 8:15 o'clock.
PANTAGE8 (Broadway at Alder) Per
formances. 2:80, 7:30 and 9:15.
MARCUS LOEWS EMPRESS (Broadway
and Yamhill) Continuous performance
from 1:80 to 6:80 and 6:30 to 11 P. M.
NATIONAL Park and Stark.
PBJOPLK'S West Park and Alder.
MAJESTIC Park and Washington.
SIW STAR Park and Washington.
6UN8ET THEATER Wash, and Broadway.
COLUMBIA Sixth and Stark.
notice: to subscribers.
Orders for copies of The New
Tear's Oregonian, which will be is
sued on January 1, 1915, to be sent
to friends, should be sent to The
Oregonian at once.
PRICES FIVE CENTS.
USB BLANK ON ANOTHER PAGE,
Postage in the United States or
possessions. Canada or Mexico, 5
cents. Foreign postage, 10 cents.
Address The Oregonian, Portland,
Advertisements . intended for City News
In Brief columns In Sunday's Issue must be
handed in The Oregonian business office by
6 o'clock Saturday evening;.
District Improvement Comktto.
The improvement of the Fast Seventy-fourth-street
district has been com
pleted and the assessment made, total
ling $47,690.92. The district Includes
from Fast Seventy-fourth to Fast
Eighty-second street, between Fremont
end Siskiyou streets; Fremont street.
Fast Seventy-third street to East
Eighty-second; Klickitat from East
Ceventy-third and Fast Eighty-second
streets; Siskiyou street, between Fast
Beventy-third and Fast Eighty-second
Btreets. This improvement includes
frrading and cement sidewalks. The
East Salmon-street assessment, total
ling $101,743.99, has been made and is
due January 23. This improvement in
cludes portions of East Salmon, East
Taylor, East Yamhill, Fast Alder, Bel
mont, Fast Washington, East Stark,
East Seventh, East Eighth, Fast Ninth,
East Tenth, East Eleventh and East
Twelfth streets, all paved with hard
Mount Hood Lodge Elects. Mount
Hood Lodge, No. 157, Ancient Free and
Accepted Masons, which meets in
Woodmen Hall, Russell street and Al
tina avenue, elected and installed the
following officers Tuesday night, Wor
ehipful master W. C. Lindsay; senior
warden. G. D. Yo.ung; Junior warden, A.
llobson; treasurer. Dr. I. N. Palmer;
secretary. F. C. Dick; senior deacon, R.
E. Romine; junior deacon, E. F. Tor
moehlen; senior steward, E.. E. Robert
Bon; junior steward, W. H. Wharton;
. marshall, R. H. Miller; tyler, C. M. Pye;
chaplain, G. F. Hopkins; trustees, J. G.
Chambers, T. Farrington and R. "A.
Washington Council Elects. Wash
ington Council, No. 3, Royal and
Eelect Masters, elected and Installed the
following officers Wednesday night at
the East Side Masonic Temple, East
Burnside and East Eighth street: Thrice
illustrious master, H. H. Young; deputy
master, Angus Flemming; principal
conductor of work, Berlin E. Davis;
treasurer, Roy Quackenbush; recorder,
J. H. Richmond; captain of the guards.
Harry A McRae; conductor of the coun
cil, H. M. Greene; steward, Walter E.
Critchlow; chaplain, John M. Lewis;
sentinel, lhoma3 M. BrickelL
Citt Hall Employes Get Gifts.
Among the Christmas presents which
were passed out at the City Hall were
boxes of home-made candy, which were
given by Mayor Albee to all the women
employes. Some time ago a woman
whom the Mayor knows to be in poor
circumstances called and wanted to sell
the Mayor some candy. He ordered a
box for each woman employe. The dis
tribution was made yesterday after
noon. Janitors and all other lesser em
ployes also received remembrances.
Irish Songs to Be Revtved. The
preliminary organization of the Hiber
nian Social Club was effected at the
Hibernian hall on Russell street. Pat
rick Powers was elected temporary
chairman and A. B. Cain temporary
secretary. The object of the club is
to revive and cultivate the practice Of
using Irish songs and dances. The club
will meet next Sunday afternoon to
complete the organization. All mem
bers of the Ancient Order of Hibernians
and the Women's Auxiliary are invited.
Captain W. J. Riley Buried. The
funeral of Captain William J. Riley
was held yesterday under the auspices
of the Spanish War Veterans and the
local Elks' lodge. The lodge had
charge of the funeral services at the
Finley chapel and the war veterans
conducted the burial services at River
view Cemetery. Rev. F. K. Howard of
ficiated. The pallbearers were E. J.
Wallace, Frank A. Ford, Henry E. Abry,
C. J. McMillan, L. J. Carpenter and
John A. Borthwick.
Mrs. Belmont Invites Portland Suf
fragists. Mrs. Abigail Scott Duniway
and Mrs. I W. Therkelsen, of Portland
members of the advisory council of the
Congressional Union for Woman Suf
frage, have received invitations to at
tend the Joint meetng of the advisory
council and the executive committee of
the Congressional Union at the home of
Mrs. O. H. P. Belmont, in New York
Mazamas to Tramp. For their Sun
day tramp the Mazamas will take
the Oregon Electric train at 1:05 P. M.
(Jefferson-street depot) and go to
Tualatin. They will tramp back to
Portland over the Boone s Ferry road.
The walk will be between eight and
City Hall to Close. Although to.
day is the regular meeting day of the
City Council, it was decided yesterday
that it will be held Monday afternoon
at 3 o'clock. The City Hall will be
closed all day and employes who are
engaged on a salary basis will be given
a full day s pay.
Detective Agency Incorporated.
Articles of incorporation for the In
ternational Rating and Detective Agen
cy were filed yesterday in County Clerk
Coffey's office. The agency was in
corporated by W. H. Russell, James Mc-
Hart and D. M. McRae and Is capital
lzed at $3000.
Rabbi Wise Names Topics. "The
One Hundredth Year of Peace, or the
Day We Celebrate," will be Rabbi Wise's
eermon topic at Beth Israel tonight.
"Have You a Father or a Brother?" is
. the topic for tomorrow morning. All
men and women are welcome.
Business Men's Meeting Postponed.
Owing to the holiday season, the Pro
gressive Business Men's Clnb did not
hold its weekly meeting yesterday. The
next meeting will be held on Thurs
day, January 7, . when a special pro
gramme will be provided.
Services Set for Tonight. Serv
ices wiU.be held at the Congregation
Ahaval Sholom, Park and Clay streets,
tonight at 8 o'clock. Tomorrow morn
ing services at 9:30 o'clock Rabbi R.
Abrahamson will officiate.
John N. Fry Buried. Funeral serv
ices of John Nelson Fry, who died at
Belt, Mont.. December 12, were con
ducted yesterday afternoon at Pearson's
chapel, Russell street, and the inter
ment was made in the Rose City Cem
etery. He is survived by two sisters
and two brothers: Mrs. Brita Olson,
of 829 Grand avenue, Portland; Mrs.
Anne Peterson, of San Francisco, CaL;
Frank Nelson, of Chicago, 111., and
Swanie Nelson and two nieces, of Port
land, Mrs. Ada M. France and Mrs.
Christine Emelia Skans.
Oregon Phabis Dead. Oregon Pharis,
62, died at the home of his son,
A. Pharis, 386 Fast First Btreet North,
Wednesday. He was the husband of
Mrs. Maggie E. Pharis, Denver. Colo.,
and father of Mrs. Belle Thurmond,
Spokane, Wash.; Mrs. Cora Scott, Mrs.
Fannie Zimmerman, Miss Sadie Pharis,
of Denver, Colo.; L. R. Pharis, of Raisin,
Cal.: and "A Pharis. of Portland. The
body will be sent to Denver, where
funeral services will be held.
Peace Meeting Planned. The World
Peace Association is preparing for a
mass meeting: in the interest of Amer
ican neutrality in January. Dr. C. H.
PORTLAND CHIEF LIVESTOCK
CENTER OF PACIFIC COAST.
Within the past five years
Portland has become the leading
livestock center, not only of the
Northwest, but of the entire Pa
cific Coast, The establishment
of yards on the Peninsula, with
modern equipment and facilities
for handling 4000 cattle. 15,000
sheep and 5000 hogs dally, has
proved of inestimable benefit to
Portland, as well as to stockmen
of seven Western States. So
rapid has been the growth at
Union Stockyards that the annual
volume of trade passing through
the yards now amounts to ap
proximately $20,000,000. Livestock
prices in Portland are held as
standard throughout the Pacific
Coast, quotations In every case
being based on the law of supply
and demand. One of the results
of the establishment of the stock
yards has been to stimulate the
hog industry. Hog production
now is carried on extensively in
the Northwest and has become a
most profitable and important In
dustry. Articles describing Port
land's livestock market and hog
growing in Oregon will appear
in The Oregonian Annual.
Chapman, Rabbi Jonah B. Wise, Miss
Millie Trumbull and J. Kerchen are
among those chosen to speak. The
date and place of the meeting will be
announced as soon as decided. The aim
is to encourage the movement for con
sistent American neutrality.
School Plans Homb-Comino. At the
Buckman School, Fast Twelfth and
East Burnside streets, a home-coming
celebration will be held next month.
Principal Van Tine ig chairman of the
committee on arrangements. Professor
D. A. Grout, assistant city superintend
ent, was one of the first principals.
The home-coming event will be under
tne auspices of the Parent-Teacher As
sociation of the Buckman School.
Troutdale Chapter Elects. At the
monthly meeting of the Troutdale
Chapter, No. 80, Order of Eastern Star,
officers were elected as follows: Wor
thy matron, Mrs. Margaret McKay;
worthy patron, Aaron Fox; associate
matron, Frances Fox; secretary, Mrs.
Eugenia Watkins; treasurer, C. S. Wil
son. Christmas Dance and prize waltz at
Cotillion Hall tonight. Adv.
GRESHAM THANKS FIREMEN
Council Grateful to Portland for Aid
In Quelling Blaze.
The Gresham Council Tuesday night
adopted a vote of thanks for the Port
land fire company's assistance in
quelling the fire there last Sunday.
The Portland firemen made the run
from Sunnyside to Gresham In 19 min
utes. The Gresham fire department also
was thanked for its services. A resolu
tion was adopted asking the Portland
Railway, Light & Power Company to
provide cut-offs- in the power cables
that heavy currents of electricity may
be turned off Instantly in case of
F. D. Antel, a contractor, was ap
pointed building inspector of Gresham
yesterday. He is named to insist upon
the enforcement of the building ordi
nance creating a restricted district, in
which only fire-proof material can be
used. This ordinance also provides for
inspection by Portland underwriters.
M. M. Squire and Ezra Thomas were
appointed special policemen and Sheriff
Word was asked to detail two deputies
at uresnam tonight to keep order at
the opening of the Regner building.
DRUG ORDINANCE DESIRED
City Health Officer Wants Power
to Check, on Sales.
. Regulation of the sale of cocaine.
morphine and all. other alkaloids by a
system of Inspection of drug stores
and prescriptions is proposed in an or
dinance which has been prepared by
City Health Officer Marcellus.
The ordinance if passed will give
members of the police and Health Bur
eau power to enter drug, stores at any
time and in addition to examining sup
plies of alkaloids to examine prescrip
tions given by physicians.
In case of persons addicted to the
use of the drugs the physician or the
addict will be obliged to apply to the
City Health Officer, who will have au
thority to issue a permit. Only on the
strength of such a permit will persons
be permitted to get drugs in the un
usual quantities used by addicts.
CITY WILL SELL WOOD
Bids for Municipal Supply to Be
Opened January 4.
Bids for the purchase of wood which
has been cut at the Municipal wood
yards at Beaverton and Linnton will
be opened January 4. Persons and
firms wishing to purchase any part of
the 2000 cords -now available' or the
6000 cords more which will be cut dur
ing the Winter are requested to have
their bids in the hands of City Pur
chasing Agent Wood by 12 o'clock, Jan
uary 4. The bids will be opened at 2
o clock on that day.
It Is uncertain yet Just how the wood
will be sold. Much will depend upon
tne bias, uias are invited for the en
tire supply as it stands, or the supply
laid down in Portland or any part of
the supply, either as it stands or
shipped to Portland.
HOLIDAYS AT THE OCEAN
Clatsop Beacb Hotels Open.
Hotels at Seaside and Gearhart make
a specialty of holiday entertainment.
The weather at the ocean is delightful.
North Bank, trains leave at 8:10 A. M.
daily and 6:30 P. M. Saturday. S3 round
trip Saturday and Sunday, fi.00 other
Defiance Hurled at Those Who
Would Unseat Him.
CORRUPT CHARGES DENIED
Representative-Elect From Multno
mah and Clackamas Counties
Says Effort of Enemies to
Discredit Him Is Failure.
G M. Hurlburt, Representative-elect
from the Multnomah-Clackamas joint
district, returned to Portland yesterday
from an Eastern trip, and promptly be
gan a determined effort to retain the
seat in the Legislature to which he has
Hurlburt was the regular Republican
nominee, but was repudiated by the
Republican organization in both coun
ties comprising his district. In spite
of this circumstance Hurlburt was
elected by a majority of more than
2000 votes over Roscoe P. Hurst, the
regular Democratic nominee, who was
openly supported by many Republicans,
Hurst proposes to file a contest for the
seat with the Secretary of State.
The probable basis of the contest is
the report that he has entered into a
corrupt agreement with a man who was
injured while in the employ of the state,
to introduce a relief bill into the Leg
islature, from the proceeds of which
Hurlburt, it was alleged, was to receive
a share. Hurlburt now denies that he
ever made such an agreement and
defies his opponents to prove it. He
declares that he is qualified for the
office and insists that he is entitled
to hold it.
About three weeks before the elec
tion Hurlburt left the state. It has
been reported at various .times since
then that he did not intend to return,
"I expected to come back all the time,'1
said Hurlburt last night, "I went away
primarily on business but took occa
sion, to visit my folks in Wisconsin,
whom I had not seen for 16 years.
'It seems that certain members of
the Republican committee had it in for
me and framed up a lot of stories to
discredit me. They wanted me to with
draw from the ticket, but I refused to
accommodate them. After they with
drew their indorsement I made no
active campaign, but the returns seem
to indicate that the people wanted .me
in the Legislature, anyway."
Hurlburt was Informed yesterday
that his Democratic opponent intends
to file a contest for the seat on the
probable grounds that Hurlburt had
disqualified himself for the office be
fore election, and that he was not
legally entitled to be a candidate for
"I don t know Roscoe P. Hurst,
said Hurlburt, "but if he has an idea
that he is entitled to that seat he'll
have to resort to the extreme processes
of law. I was legally elected and I
shall 'claim my certificate of election
and fight to retain my seat. I agree
with other members from various parts
of the state in their 1 economy pro
gramme. I am In favor of all that and
further propose to put a choker on
all legislation designed to benefit the
special interests. That's the platform
L stand on right 'now and. on those con
ditions I'd like to see those fellows try
to keep me out,"
ESSAY AWARDS MADE
PUPILS DWELL ON PHASES
Jean 9L- Wolff, of Conch School, Takes
First Prize by Treating Subject
From Business) Point of View.
As a result of the essay contest on
"Greater Portland" much interest has
been created in the schools and many
copies of the pamphlet describing the
"Bennett plan" have found their way
into the homes of the pupils who en
tered the contest. More than 200 es
says were submitted, and practically
every phase of the plan has been
touched upon in one way or another.
In making the awards, the Judges
gave consideration to research,
thought, expression and neatness. Orig
inality of treatment also was a prime
condition, as many of the competitors
were prone to quote almost verbatim
the 'Greater Portland" booklet and
other printed matter.
The three prize-winning essays from
the .grammar grades were of separate
types. The first prize of J5 was
awarded to Jean M. Wolff, of the Couch
School, who treated the subject, "Great
er Portland, from the practical, busi
ness point of view. The winner of the
second prize, Helen Berry, a miss of 11
years, Mount Tabor School, wrote more
as a teacher or an orator, and Robert
Crawford, who came in for third prize
from the Clinton Kelly School, covered
the necessities of developing roads and
highways to make a 'Greater Port'
land" for the laborer.
His essay closed with these words,
Portland property, properly purchased,
produces prosperity. Little Miss Ber
ry closed her essay with an original
poem, a part of which reads:
Then here s to our city,
Its sorrows and Joys;
Then here's to its children.
Its girls and boys;
Then here's to its voters, ,
Staunch, faithful and true;
Then here, "Greater Portland,"
We're toasting to you.
After the holidays the prize essays
and others considered worthy of hon
orable mention will be redd at a special
meeting of the Greater Portland Plans
Association, date to be announced later.
at which time the associate member
ship badges will be awarded. The
cash prizes of 95, $3 and $2 will be for
warded by special delivery, in order
to reach the recipients in, time for
BARBERS TORN SANTAS
FOR. 180 "KIDDIES."
Shop In Corbett Building Is Scene of
Festivity for Wards of Fraxler
and Children's Homes.
The mirrors in the big barber shop
In the basement of the Corbett build
ing reflected a wonderful sight yes
terday at 1 o'clock, when 180 children
assembled to enjoy the gorgeous
Christmas tree and share the hospital
ity of the head of the establishment,
F. T. Rogers.
This Christmas tree Is a time-hon
ored custom with Mr. Rogers. For sev
eral successive Chrlstmases he has en
tertalned the boys and girls of the
Children's Home and several youngsters
from the Frazier Detention Home. The
reflection of the many shining mirrors
Keeping Trust Funds in the
personal account or in the
business of an Executor has
involved many an estate in
loss, even when good faith
was intended. The
AM) TRUST COMPANY
Title & Trust Bldg.,
Fourth Near Stark,
keeps all Trust Funds dis
tinct from those of other de
partments of its business.
Come in and talk it over.
dred with several trees as the centers
of admiring groups.
Old Santa Claus himself was there
to distribute the big bags of candies,
nuts, oranges and apples. The young
men who work in the shop assisted the
host and every one had a never-to-be-forgotten
time. The men entered into
the festivities with the same vim as
did the "kiddies."
"They were the best-behaved chil
dren I ever saw," said Mr. Rogers.
"Their manners would have put to
shame many a child in a well-to-do
family. I love every one of them, bless
their hearts. If rich men only knew
what a chance they miss when they
refuse to help little children and peo
pie who are lonely they'd get busy and
forget themselves and their own imagi
nary troubles once in a while. They
would do something for God's little
The little people from the Children's
Home presented Mr. Rogers with a
well-made stool, the product of their
own handiwork in their manual train
ing room. These children are many of
tnem old rriends of Mr. Rogers, who
cuts their hair and keeps their- brown
and golden locks in trim all the year
rouna rree or charge.
Many of the children who attended
the party yesterday had never seen a
Christmas tree before.
COUNTY GOODS BRANDED
ODOR OF BURNING VARNISH GIVES
-.11 alt. to." Left by Hot Iron an All
Possessions, Big or Small Lists)
and Inventories Taken, Too.
The odor of burning varnish perme
ated the halls and corridors of the
Courthouse yesterday and scores of of
ficials and employes sniffed the air
and looked about suspiciously. But
there was no fire.
Inside the reception-room of the Dis
trict Attorney's office a small forge,
in which tongs or branding-irons were
heating, was sitting on the floor.
"What's this? Revivlne the Inaulsl
lion, are your inquired a visitor.
Just giving a witness the third de
gree, responded Deputy District At
torney Maguire, coldly.
Presently the real reason for the
moke, the forge and the branding
irons became apparent. D. G. Tom
asini. County Sealer of Weights and
Measures, turned an office chair on
its side, seized a red-hot iron and ap
piled it to the varnish. It sizzled
little, a wreath of smoke curled in the
air, and when he took the iron away
tne letters Mult. Co. appeared on
the side of the chair.
In this way every piece of furniture
belonging to the county, from a peavy
used by a ferry crew to the big deal
table around which the Commissioners
gather, must be branded. More than
this, every piece of property of any
kind whatever must be listed, inven
toried and suitably labeled.
This work, now being done by Mr.
Tomaslnl, was ordered by the Com
missloners last week. It will take some
time to complete the task, as the prop
erty at the County Farm, the County
Hospital, bridges and ferries and the
Courthouse must all be listed.
47 SALOONS FAIL TO PAY
IF CHECKS ARE NOT IN MAIL NUM.
BER OF LICENSES WILL BE 328.
Combinations, Refusals of Breweries
to Assist Financially and Policy
of Council Reasons Given.
At least 40 saloons will eo out of
business in Portland January 1. The
limit for the renewal of licenses for
the first half of 1915 was 5 o'clock yes
terday. At that time 47 saloons of the
city had not paid up. It is expected
that of this number possibly five or
six have sent checks through the mail
The checks will be accepted provided
they were mailed prior to 5 P. M.
As a result of the reduced number
of saloons the city will lose between
J35.000 and 40,000 in revenue next year.
When the prohibition amendment
was adopted there were 385 saloons
in Portland. Since then the City Coun
cil has revoked the licenses or refused
to grant renewals to 10 places, leav
ing a total to date of 375. All of these
places have their licenses paid up to
January 1. At that time if the 47
places that have not renewed as yet
cease to exist, the number of saloons
in the city will be, 328. A year and
a half ago there were 419.
It Is expected that on June 1, when
the saloons have to pay their license
fees for the last half of the year, 50
more will fall to renew.
One of the reasons given for the
reduction is the adoption by the City
Council of a policy refusing to grant
refunds on licenses in case of dis
continuance. Another cause is said to be that
breweries have refused to do any
financing of saloons during the year.
Still another contributing cause is
the combination of saloons. In several
cases competitors have combined, sav
in? the cost of one license, rent and
wares of employes.
WHT DO WE FEED MORE LADIES TIf AS AN' V" DAIRY LUXCH
IN THE CITVf OF" COURSE OlTR COFFEE IS EXCELLENT, BUT
THERE ARE OTHER REASONS.
CHEAPEST, CLEANEST, QUICKEST, BEST PREPARED FOOD ON
SPECIAL FOR CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR'S,
Complete Turkey Dinner
A Very Merry
To our many thousand friends
and patrons and to those who
are yet to become patrons of
"The Store of 100 Per Cent
Service," we extend our best
wishes for a very Merry
YULE RUBS CHEER
"Big Sisters' Christmas" at
Star Exceptionally Good.
SANTA CLAUS AT COLUMBIA
Pretty Women Reign In Movies Kow
Shown by Majestic "Hearts and
Masks," National Offering,
Is Uproarious Comedy.
A special Christmas bill of excep
tional merit opened at the Star Theater
yesterday. It will be shown today and
"The Bis: Sister's Christmas," In two
acts, is permeated with the Christmas
spirit of sacrifice and giving, it is tne
tory of an elder sister, who sacrifices
what she believes is her future happi
ness to make her younger sister glad
on Christmas day. Her devotion wins
for her the greatest happiness possi
ble. Herbert Rawlinson, always good,
is better than ever in his part in the
film. Anna Little acts the role of the
"The Coward," an unusual drama.
featuring Dorothy Phillips, is another
bis two-part feature. In "The Coward,"
a man gives up all his military ambi
tions, and stays at home when war
comes to help his wife fight a worse
foe than any of the firing line.
"Who Stole the Bridegroom? a rol
licking Nestor comedy, and an educa
tional film complete the bill.
SANTA CTjATJS IS PICTURED
Columbia Has Special Holiday Of
fering With Happy Ending.
Many good things are offered in the
holiday bill opening yesterday at the
Columbia, chief of which is a two-
part Vitagraph drama of Christmas
tide entitled "Mr. Santa Claus." Jay
Dwigrginfr and Mary Maurice, two ta-
vorite photo-play stars, are featured
in the cast. The story concerns a young
widow who is forced to leave her little
daughter alone in' her apartments while
she earns money to support herself and
child by singing in a cafe. It looked
like little Fanchon would have a cold
and cheerless Christmas, but Santa
Claus came unexpectedly and brought
happiness to three persons.
In "Her Bitter Lesson," a modern
Kalem drama in two parts, a young
man who inherits a large fortune en
deavors to break his wife of her ex
travagance by feigning dire poverty.
The wife realizes her past folly and it
is then that the husband reveals his
"Rival Stage Coaches" shows two
rivals for the hand of a pretty girl and
both lose. In "A Double Elopement
a widow and widower who elope dis
cover that their two grown children
have taken the same step.
PRETTY. AYOMEX OX SCKEEX
Majestic Has "Varied Show, Provid
ing Fun as Well as Pathos.
There is much of that which is funny
and serious and pathetic In the blended
show at the Majestic. The chief fea
ture is the extraordinary number of
pretty women to the number of films,
Alice Joyce, the Kalem favorite, ap
pears In "The Price of Silence." The
story is an interesting one, with good
Norma Talmadge, the snappy, dark
eyed Vitagraph girl, is doing excellent
work in "Sunshine and Shadow,"
picture as pretty as its name. Photog
raphy for which Vitagraph is famous
is in the picture.
A George Ade comedy, with Bev
erly Bayne featured. Is "The Fable of
the Bush-Leaguer Who Failed to Quali
fy." This Isn't a baseball story, as the
title might indicate, but the story of a
man who is big in his own environ
ment, but, a little fish In the big pond
when he stepped over.
The Hearst-Selig News Pictorial
shows interesting current events.
NATIONAL'S SHOW IS COMICAL
"Hearts and Masks" Provides TTp
roarious Fun Throngnout.
One of the most entertaining comedy
dramas offered in the city during the
holidays is "Hearts and Masks," at the
The story is a picturlzed version of
the book of the same name. It is a
delightful combination of hearts,
masks and country constables, mak-
323 WASHINGTON ST. (Near Sixth).
Store Open Till 10 P. M. Saturdays.
All Xmas and New Year's
Gift Merchandise at great re
ductions tomorrow. AND
double amount S. & H. Stamps
on all cash purchases of $1.00
or more if you mention this
ad. Come early in the day.
GUS KTJHN, Pres.
lng i a. thrilling- love tale one minute
and a roaring comedy the next.
There are detectives, too real ones
and otherwise and there are coal
cellars and kisses that rub- off black,
and a lot of other things that go to
make comedy a success in photoplays.
The story is one of two persons who,
as make-believe society folk, go to a
masquerade ball. The complications
begin then and the couple end their
strenuous day with sooty noses and
tattered clothes, but they are perfectly
"When East Meets West," a ro
mance of the Yellowstone, shows won
derful bits of famed scenery.
A "Broncho" comedy completes the
MAN OFF TO FACE CHARGE
Apprentice Baker Turned Over to
Joseph Wagner, the baker's appren
tice who is accused of stealing more
than $1500 in cash last Sunday and a
considerable amount of jewelry from a
bakery in Sacramento, where he for
merly had been employed, and who was
arrested by Portland authorities, was
given into the custody of Detective
A. D. Ryan, of the Sacramento force.
Wagner and his employer, according
to Wagner, quarreled over the Issues of
the European war, and Wagner lost his
position as a result. He knew the com
bination of the safe and stole the money
to come to Portland to go to school.
according to his statement to the police.
WORKMAN GIVES VIEWS
More Liberal Compensation Act Is
Desired by Accident Victim.
"Instead of placing further restric
tions on the benefits to be obtained
under the Compensation Act. I think
they should be more liberal," said A.
C McCutcheon yesterday. Mr. Mc-
Cutcheon came to Oregon about three
years ago and' was employed until
recently on state work 35 miles south
east of Astoria.
"A car of earth tipped over on my
foot September II and it will be three
or four months before I can step on my
Why Travelers Like
N INCREASING NUMBER of travelers each
year between the Northwest and the East and
Southeast, make the journey in tourist sleep
ers. This increased patronage is quite natural, as
there is a material saving between the cost of trans
portation good in standard sleepers and that good in
tourist sleepers, while the latter are steadily improv
ing in the important features of car-building, interior j
design and comfort. ' Those in GREAT NORTHERN-BURLINGTON
and NORTHERN PACIFIC
BURLINGTON trains they are in all of them
have electric lights, carpeted aisles, lunch tables,
. lavatories and are carried in high-class trains to Chi
cago, St. Louis, Omaha, Kansas City, Denver. The
volume of travel today carried in these tourist sleep
ers is in itself a strong endorsement of this comfort
able way of crossing the continent.
Let your nearest agent or the undersigned tell you
with what comfort and convenience you can reach your
Eastern destination in the tourist sleepers operated
via the BURLINGTON: or, the red folder will tell you.
" ;ta kagAiaaatyiftasag 1 BB'Jif nFffi
What a wonderful meaning the
word has to the North American
Continent this year.
Even though many have heart
strings torn by the European con
flict there Is a sense of gratitude
and thankfulness we have never felt
It is a day of hope a day to look
forward to the brighter times ahead.
In every heart is the wish that
another Christmas may bring hap
pier times and see the world back
again to peace and plenty.
Today we echo the sentiment in
our heart; tomorrow to work to
write wishes into deeds.
ICCHWAB PRINTING COi
lO BEN F.GREENE. PRESIDENT
245i STARK STREET!
foot again, but I have received $35.40
for each of two months' time only. At
first the state officials claimed that my
case didn't come under the act and I
was compelled to come to Portland to
get witnesses who nad seen me sign
the compensation agreement.
The Entire Stock of the People's
Clothing Co., One of Astoria's
Must Be Sold
At 12 o'Clock Noon, December SO,
It Goes to the Highest Bidder.
Particulars tinder proposals in
vited, this paper, today.
i ; ;
Well Cooked, Properly Served.
Friday, Eleven to Eight-Thirty.
Reservations on Request.
R. W. FOSTER, General Agent
100 Third St., Cor. Stark, Portland, Or.
Telephones Mala S6S Home A 1243
Tbe fcE WAKJ ib a nw, modern, and
legantly appointed no tel. possessing
one of xTtia most beautiful corner lot-
blea in tne Northwest. Located ax
JOtn and Aider sts.. oppoaite uias, j
Wortman M.lng't bis department ,
store. In heart of retail and theater i
district. Rates, $1 and up. Bus j
meets all trains. HW car also runs
from Union Depot direct to UOTKL
FEWARD. W. M. 8KWA8D, Prop