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THE AIOIIXIKG OEEGONIAN, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1914.
THE college oet are the center of so
ciety Interest this week, events
tumbling over each other morn
ing's, afternoons and evening-a. Tester
day the Alpha Delta Alumnae were
honored at luncheon at Hazelwood.
Later In the afternoon Miss Agnes
Brace was hostess for the sorority at
This afternoon Miss Helen "Werleln
will be hostess for the Delta Gammas at
a formal card party. The rooms of the
Werleln residence will be decked with
palms, polnsettias and Christmas green
ery. One of the prettiest bridge teas was
that given Tuesday afternoon by Miss
Margaret Raeder at the home of her
aunt, Mrs. T. C. Warner, in Irvlngton.
guests being asked for four tables of
bridge, and about two score calling
later at the tea hour. The rooms were
decked attractively with brilliant poin
settiaa, clusters of holly and Oregon
grape lending an atmosphere of the
Yuletlde season. Card honors fell to
Mrs. EL V. Vachon (Angle Turner), for
merly of Seattle, and Mrs. Stewart
Moore (Kathleen Furnish). The tea
table was charming a miniature
Christmas tree illuminated with many
tiny incandescent lights being the fea
ture of the decorations. Miss Lillian
Morgan and Miss Crystal Hyland pre-!
sided, and were assisted by Miss Gwen
dolyn Smith and a few of the other
members of the younger set. 1
Miss Haeder Is a charming girl and
Mrs. Adln Louis Bailor announces the
engagement of her daughter. Miss
Christine Sailor, to William Wellevllle
Tarra, of Portland.
Mrs. John W. Garner, of Astoria, had
as guests over Christmas and the week
end Mr. and Mrs. George W. Joseph and
son, George, Jr.; Mr. and Mrs. Sheridan
Faulconer and Miss Carey Joseph.
Mrs. Cornelia Barker-Carse, who has
been critically 111 for the past twd
weeks. Is convalescent.
Interest of the fraternity men and
women centers around the elaborate
ball to be given by the Gamma Phi
Betas Saturday nlgbt at Hotel Mult
nomah. This is one of the oldest sorori
ties in Oregon. The affair will be given
by the active chapter in En gene and the
Portland alumnae, and will be attended
by all the members in and around Port
Miss Carmel Sullivan will be honor
guest Friday afternoon at a matinee at
the Orpheum Theater for which Miss
Dorothy Goodhue will be hostess. Later
Miss Goodhue will take her guests to
the Portland Hotel for tea.
Contrary to the custom established
this season by the University Club, the
dinner-dance will not be given the first
Friday of the month, owing to New
Year's ay, but will bo an event of
Friday, January 8.
The Portland Heights Club will give
a masquerate party on New Year's eve,
in which all members may participate
and guests may be invited. The secre
tary will demand that all guests un
mask at the door for identification. At
8:30 o'clock the grand march will form
and during the march the costumes
will be judged. Yesterday afternoon
the women of the club gave a chil
dren's party, in which games and music
formed the chief diversion.
The United Artisans of the city will
celebrate New Year's eve at the Ma
sonic Temple. A special programme of
music and readings has been arranged
by Supreme Master Artisan H. S. Hud
son as follows: Miss Margery Maxwell,
soprano, solos; Mr. Jacksonv Scotch
monologue; solos and duets by Harry
Hudson and Rudolph Thomas; musical
epeclaltles by Hollister and Parsons.
The Artisans' orchestra will furnish the
music for dancing. L. B. Reeder will
act as chairman of the evening.
The members of the LaHoa Club
have completed plans for their annual
New Year's eve party to be given at
Christensen's Hall, Eleventh and Yam
Ihill streets, tonight. . This being the
main evening of the dancing season,
the club will spare no efforts to make
the evening most enjoyable. .
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Whitley, of Salt
Lake City, who are equally popular
with ' the smart set In this city and
their home, are passing the week at San
Francisco. They came to Portland with
their children and Mrs. Whitley's
father and brother, Timothy and Joseph
Kinney, respectively, to visit Mr. and
Mrs. James A. Dougherty for several
Mr.. and Mrs. Warren B. Thomas are
enteifalnlng Leigh ' Hackley Smith, of
New York, who arrived last night for
an Indefinite stay. Mr. Smith is a Yale
man and tremendously popular with
the younger set in the East. He will
be the Center of Interest during his
stay; many affairs will be given to
Dr. and Mrs. M. G. McCorkle will keep
open house Friday, New Year's day, at
their residence, 481 East. Eighteenth
Special preparations are being made
for the next dance party, given by the
Elks band. It will be a New Year's
dance, and will take place on Friday
evening, January 8. Instead of Mon
day, as heretofore announced. Invita
tions are being mailed to all Elks and
their friends, and the committee is
planning to make this dance the fea
ture dance of the season. Several nov
elty numbers will be introduced dur
ing the evening, one of which will be
a serpentine number. There will be
demonstrations of the latest society
dances given. Ae this is a benefit
dance, members and their friends are
urged to attend.
THERE is a lull in club affairs this
week. Everyone is busy with holi
day festivities. Today the general ex
pression is a good wish for the -year
that so soon will be here. Beginning
on Monday, however, the women's or
ganizations once more will take up
their activities. "The Portland Women's
Union will open the week with a board
meeting on Monday afternoon at 2:30
o'clock. This has been a year of much
good accomplished by the Union and,
although the new building is not yet
under way. substantial progress has
been made and the organization has
been a power for helpfulness.
The Council of Jewish Women will
meet on Wednesday, January 6, when
an attractive programme will be given.
An artistic treat in store for the mem
bers is the reading of "The Witching
Hour," which will be presented by Miss
Elizabeth Eugenia Woodbury. Music
and special features will be followed by
the social hour at which the hospitality
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of the club will be enjoyed by members
The members of the Woman's Over
look Club will celebrate the New Year
by holding a large party on Friday
night in Mississippi-avenue Hall. Dr.
Clement B. Shaw will direct the musi
cal programme and several of his pu
pils will contribute special numbers.
Dancing and cards will round out the
evening. No business or club, affairs
will be discussed and the organization
that devotes so much time to charity
and study willeet serious subjects
aside and be festive for the entire even
ing. Peninsula Parent-Teacher Associa
tion has a successfully conducted dress,
making and millinery school which
meets every Monday and Friday even
ing at 7 o'clock. Mrs. Herbert Foster,
president of the circle, announces that
the regular meeting of the organiza
tion will be held on the second Tues
day of the month, but the night school
for sewing and millinery will reopen
on Monday. Of this department Mrs.
Ritchie Is chairman; Mrs. E. Brown,
treasurer, and Mrs. H. W. Gerke, sec
retary. The work Is rapidly growing
and increasing interest is shown.
The Jannfirv mntlno- a? tm. r.A-A
Club will be held January 6 at 11
o'clock in the Hotel Benson. Mrs. Alice
Weister will give an illustrated lecture
uo -t iie juoe in Art."
Musical numbers will be given by
Miss Emma fiorannnn nnii Xfla- ATfna
Stone. Luncheon at the Benson will
do served at 12:30 o'clock. Round-table
talks and toasts will be a feature.
I HATH to have to admit It but wom
an Is a contradictory creature! Some
time ago I was staying In a household
the father of which had "retired." From
what he "retired" I never perfectly un
derstood, for, as far as I could ascer
tain, he had never done any work in
his life. But at any rate he had "re
tired" from whatever he had been do
ing, or not doing, before he began to
do what I found him at when I moved
Into the household eating heavily,
smoking far too much, and the rest of
the time grumbling gruffly about
everything and against everybody
especially his wife.
There was no "retiring" for her. I
noticed she kept up her household du
ties always and excellently spurred to
efficiency in them by his perpetual
presence about the house.
She felt It I could plainly see he
was so obviously and so objectionably
there. He never went outdoors because
he held on no evidence that his heart
was weak, and he was always threaten
ing to "drop down dead where be stood
at any moment." But he didn't carry
out the threat. How I and all the
other people In ihe. house pitied that
poor wife! V
Well, one day -this plethoric Individ
ual was seized with a violent attack
of indigestion and a doctor was sum
moned. The doctor prescribed "golf."
May golf be praised because the cir
cuitous game removed this husband
from the household.
He went completely crazy about it.
He talked about it ceaselessly and was
so absorbed he had not time to inter
fere in the affairs of the household.
The truth was his wife seldom saw him
Advice to Wives By One.
Dear Miss Blake That others may
learn how to treat their husbands, I
write you these lines to let you know
what I learned the other day while
making a call upon a dear married
friend of mine. I stopped the other
day in the home of my friend, and was
there when her husband came home to
his dinner. Mrs. B was neatly dressed
In a gingham dress, with white apron,
hair made up lovely and was a
regular picture, I thought how sweet
she looked and how her husband would
appreciate her. When he came in, she
met him at the door with a cheerful
smile, grabbed htra and hugged and
kissed him, and he, full of life and tired
from the day's work at his office, took
her in his arms and said how sweet
you look tonight, dear, and then he
turned and said, "My. who is this?" and
she turned and introduced me to her
husband. I could not help but Bay to
myself, "How happy that home must
be, and what a contrast to the home of
Mrs. A.," that I had Just come from,
who was just the opposite, when Mr.
A. came in. Mrs. A. said, "Hello, what
makes you so late to dinner? I have
been waiting half an hour." She came
forward and. kissed him with a coldness
that made me feel that I needed an
extra wrap. She turned and said, "Mr.
A., Mrs. C." Mr. A. sat down and talked
with me In the most lovely manner,
and was very pleasant and seemed to
try to be happy, but I could see that
he was not. and I thought no wonder,
if that is the way his wife meets him
every time he' comes home.
Mrs. A announced dinner. Mr. A.
said, "Come, Mrs. C," and took me by
the arm and escorted me to the dining
room and seemed to try to be pleasant
in every way. Mrs. A. said, "You were
so late in getting home that every
thing is cold and not fit to eat." Al
though the meal was cold as an iceberg,
Mr. A tried to psbs it oft by saying
pleasant things and trying to keep Mrs.
A from scolding so, but it was of no
use. They have a pleasant and beauti
ful home, everything of the very best,
and I thought if a woman cannot be
happy in this home she cannot be happy
anywhere, and never will be happy
with a man. I met Mr. A. a short time
afterward on the street. He tried to
apologize to me for his wife's actions,
but said that he guessed It was no
use, as he thought I understood. .
He told me that his wife was always
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The engagement of Miss Estella Pad
den, of 1815 Dwight street, to Harold
Rife, of 347 East Twelfth street, was
announced Christmas day at the home
of the bide-elect's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
John Padden. The house was prettily
decorated for the occasion and a dainty
repast was served. The date of the
marriage will be announced later.
that way, and often times he would get
his dinner downtown 'in preference to
going home to his scolding wife.
I have been In many homes of late,
and I find that the wife who has a
sunny disposition is not afraid to kiss
her husband and show appreciation for
the home he is giving her, tried to
let him know she appreciates htm and
what he does, is the most happy one
in our midst. I believe a cold-dispo-sltioned
wife is a curse to any home.
Every man loves to be loved and to bo
made to know that he is loved by the
one he calls his wife. If she. does not
show appreciation for him he will soon
find another who will, and I do not
blame him, as it surely is almost hell
to have a wife say (the first word
when her husband comes In), "Why,
John, what makes you so late? You
should have been here an hour ago."
A wife looking trousley, hair not
combed, dressed all untidy, caring lit
tle how she looks when her husband
comes home, need not expect to have
I think the lack of showing appreci
ation is what makes so many unhappy
homes, and makes men find other
amusements and the clubroom.
I wish to say . to the wives of this
locality, let us try to Improve, let us
make our husbands love us, let us be
pleasant under all circumstances, let
us not be afraid of our husbands. Don't
be afraid to hug and kiss them, don't
be afraid to touch them, coddle them,
caress them. Make home the sweetest
place on earth and they will visit tho
clubs less, and our homes will be hap
pier, I know. One who knows,
E. L. B., Portland.
Some Fnu for the Wra Year's Eve.
A FRIEND who is giving a New
Year's party has planned some
very Jolly ways to entertain her guests.
She is good enough to let me pass them
on. Perhaps they may be of use to
some one else getting up a New Year's
She has a good-sized living-room, and
as some of the fun promises to be
rather uproarious, she will remove all
breakables in the way of bric-a-brac, so
that the young folks can have a good
time without fear of doing any damage.
One of the games that requires plenty
of room is a new game called tag. The
guests draw lots to see who is it. The
one drawing the slip thus denominating
him is given a branch of holly, and the
person he tags with this holly becomes
it. But it is at this point where the
change is made from the old game of
tag to the new, for the one tagged is
also given a spray of holly, joins hands
THE OEEGONIAN ANNUAL
IN GREEN WRAPPERS.
The Oregonian Annual will be
on sale Friday morning, Jan
uary 1. Copies desired for mail
ing will be rolled in neat green
wrappers, with necessary post
age. Supplies of The Annual
will be available at various
prominent street corners, as well
as at The ' Oregonian office,
where addresses may be left.
Copies all ready for mailing will
be sent anywhere in the United
States and its possessions, Can
ada and Mexico for 10 cents.
The price for single copies un
stamped is 5 cents each. Be
sure to send copies of The An
nual, Oregon's greatest advertis
ing medium, to your friends in
other 6tates. Look for the
with the original It, and both now try
to tag another of the guests. As a new
one is tagged, he Joins hands with those
already tagged; and thus a line grows
from which it is exceedingly hard to es
cape, although only those on the ends
do the tagging.
Another diversion she has planned is
a riddle bee Instead of a spelling bee.
A spelling or pronunciation bee is al
ways lots of fun. but the conundrum
bee is still more halirious. Lines are
formed as in the old-fashioned spelling
bee, with a leader for each side. A
minute is given to answer the conun
drum. The one who holds out to the
end, if any do, is given a prize.
She also has planned a new form of
"Going to Jerusalem." Partners are
chosen and little baskets given each
couple. Then they get in line side by
side and march about the room while
the piano plays. The moment the music
ceases, they are to hunt for hidden nuts;
the instant the music starts up again
they must stop hunting and march. The
couple finding the most nuts will be
given a prize. Of course, any nuts can
be used, or anything else for that mat
ter; but my frxend is going to hide
chestnuts and then later on in the even
ing have the guests roast them in a
corn popper over the open grate fire.
For a sit-down diversion she has a
game called "The Bells of the . New
Year." For this she has proirided cards
and pencils, the cards having attached
to them little gilt bells. She asks a
series of conundrums, the answers to
which either begin or end with the
syllable "bei." For Instance, she will
ask, "Name a noisy bell," the answer
being "bellow." Give a war-like belL"
The reply is "belligerent." One can
think of plenty of such questions, tak
ing into consideration names of cities
and people and flowers which begin or
end with bel or bell.
Another amusement that promises
lots of fun is the carrying of Christmas
packages around the room on a tea
spoon. She has taken little favors and
wrapped them until the bundle is quite
large, the outer wrapping being bright
holly paper. Each guest is to carry one
of these packages the length of the
room on a teaspoon. If he succeeds the
package is his. -
She has planned several other pleas
ant ways to help pass the evening, and
her programme certainly promises a de
lightful affair. Refreshments will be
served sufficiently early to be well over
by the time the New Year draws. At
each place will be a little tin horn, and
the New Year will be welcomed in by
a chorus from these horns, the usual
greetings and the chatter that follows
an evening when one has thoroughly
Cake 44 Years Old Appears
at Wedding Feast.
Confectioa Made for Sapper Gener
ation A ico Placed on Table When
Miss Winifred 111 tlx and Ralph
Heald Are Married.
A LARGE, elaborately Iced and deco
rated wedding cake made in Sag
inaw, Mich., 44 years ago, adorned the
center of a table spread for a wedding
supper last night. This was the cake's
second appearance at a marriage feast
and despite its age and journeyings, it
is as good as the day it was made. The
cake has been kept with great care in
a sealed metal box and as it has never
been cut it probably will be featured
at several more weddings.
Last night's ceremony was held in the
home of Mrs. Silas N. Hills, whose
daughter. Miss Winifred Hills, became
the bride of Ralph Heald. The bride
groom is the son of P. C. Heald, at
whose wedding the Interesting cake
made its appearance. May 11, 1871.
The service was read by the Rev.
Levi Johnson, assistant pastor of the
First Presbyterian Church. There were
no attendants except a dainty little
flower girl, Dorothy Webster, who ap
peared in a chic French frock. She
scattered blossoms in the pathway of
the bridal couple. The bride was
gowned in a robe of ivory crepe meteor
made with court train. She wore a
long veil, which depended from a Juliet
cap. Her bouquet was . a shower of
The house was decorated elaborately
for the occasion. In the hall were gay
polnsettias and ferns; in the drawing
room pink carnations and chrysanthe
mums and ferns formed a bower be
neath which .the ceremony was sol
emnized. The dining-room -ras adorned
with yellow chrysanthemums and the
table was the center of attraction with
the pyramid-shaped confection as the
Miss Ruth Cady presided at the piano
and during the ceremony played Men
delssohn's "Spring Song." Adding to the
interest of the occasion was the fact
that the bridegroom's sister. Miss Ida
Heald. wore a handsome gown that is
an heirloom in the Heald family.
Mr. and Mrs. Heald left late last night
for a brief wedding trip.
MERCHANTS TO TEST LAW
Complaints Out Against Commis
sion Men "Without State Licenses.
Furthering the plan to put the 1913
law regulating commission merchants
to a definite test, complaints were is
sued yesterday against the Pearson
Page Company and McEwen and Kosky
for operating as commission merchants
without having procured state licenses.
Last week, B. H. Levy and J. J. Cole
were arrested on this charge, and the
prosecution of the four firms has been
placed in the hands of Deputy District
Attorney Mowry. Levy and Cole plan
to take their cases to the Supreme
Court, and their defense, it is under
stood, will be backed by the otheV com
mission men. Demurrers to the com
plaints, declaring the law unconstitu
tional, have been filed.
"SWAP" ENDS IN COURT
Two Days In Jail and Trade Back Is
Penalty tor Watclj Chain Deal.
"Swapping" watch chains cost Claire
Moore his liberty for two days and re
sulted in District Judge Jones yester
day ordering him to trade back with
T. V. Matson, who had signed a com
plaint charging Moore with larceny.
Matson said his chain was a gold one
worth MO. He agreed to trade with
Moore, and said Moore declared his
chain also to be gold. Then he discov
ered it was brass and he had Moore
arrested. This was Monday, and Moore
has been In jail since then.
"We used to trade marbles end tops
at school," remarked Judge Jones,
"and the fellow who 'hollered' about a
swap was regarded as nearly as bad as
the fellow who cheated."
LICENSE TRANSFER GIVEN
Council Straiglitens Tangle From
Refusal of Renewal to Saloon.-
To straighten out a tangle, resulting
from the refusal of the City Council to
grant a liquor license renewal for a
saloon conducted by Viviano & Rosse
lini at 90 North -Sixth street, the Coun
cil yesterday permitted a transfer of a
license from B, B. Urfer. at 89 Grand
avenue to the North Sixth address. The
Council refused a renewal of license to
the Viviano & Rossellnl concern be
cause the license held was in the name
of Otto Klein instead of in the name of
the actual owners.
The license under which Viviano &
Rosselini have operated for several
months past was sold them by Otto
Klein and was never duly transferred.
THOMAS KAY SEEKS JOB
Ex-Policeman and ex-Detective Asks
Reappointment to Force.
Thomas "Kay, ex-policeman and ex
detective sergeant, wants to get back
on the police force. He filed applica
tion yesterday with the Municipal Civil
Service Board for reinstatement on the
eligible list for patrolmen.
Mr. Kay received his first appoint
ment In the police department May 8,
During his six months' probation
period following reappointment in 1912
be served as a detective sergeant
assigned plain-clothes work with the
"moral squad," but was discharged
under the Rushlight administration.
ALL ASKED TO UNITE
Various Civic Organizations
Plan Concerted Boosting.
WEDNESDAY MEETING DAY
Action Taken on Suggestion of Pres
ident of Rotary Club and Head of
Admen W. W. Cotton Urges
One Aim for Whole State.
To unite the civic organizations of
the city so that their work will be more
effective during 1915 to turn over a
new leaf and resolve to work together
as a unit is the avowed object of a
general gathering of the various clubs
next Wednesday noon in the main
dining-room of the Commercial Club.
The meeting was called at the sug
gestion of President J. C. English, of
the Rotary Club, and President Charles
F. Berg, of the Ad Club. Representa
tives of the Chamber of Commerce,
Commercial Club, Rotary Club, Ad
Club, Progressive Business Men's Asso
ciation, East Side Business Men's Club
and the Realty Board will assemble.
United Boosting; Wanted.
The keynote of the meeting will be
to arouse a spirit that will boost Port
land and all Oregon during the coming
year as never before.
The plan was broached at yesterday's
luncheon of the Ad Club and that or
ganization will enter heartily into the
plan. The feature of the meeting was
an address by W. W. Cotton on "New
Year Resolutions," in which he spoke
for better things for the coming year.
Mr. Cotton suggested that it would
be much to the public interest If the
various civic organizations and clubs
would unite on something tangible for
the coming year and put all their
efforts forth to attain that object. He
said -that good fellowship might even
give way to the attainment of a worthy
object that the organizations should
set for themselves.
Plea Made for By-products.
He said there is plenty to accom
plish along various lines. One of the
things that would do much for the
prosperity of the state, suggested Mr.
Cotton, would be a better plan of co
operative marketing so that' the by
products of Oregon's chief industries
could be used to best advantage. Mr.
Cotton said Oregon should .be able to
furnish practicaliy every ingredient to
make apple pies for all the world.
Solos were sung by N. A. Hoose,
tenor, and W. H. Whipp, baritone, both
members of the Ad Club. Quartet.
CLASSIC SUNG FINELY
"THE MESSIAH" IS PRESENTED AS
Portland Oratorio Society and First
Presbyterian Senior Choms, 180
Voices, Score Great Success.
Handel's loved and venerable ora
torio. "The Messiah," is peculiarly
adapted to church use, and it is the
heartfelt ambition of every hard-working
and faithful choral conductor to
Tuesday night this oratorio "The Mes
siah" was sung at the First Presby
terian Church by the combined choruses
of the Portland Oratorio Society and
the First Presbyterian Senior Chorus,
numbering about 150 voices, under the
direction of Joseph A. Flnley, and the
rendition was a gratifying success. The
audience crowded the church to over
flowing, the rear aisles were occupied,
and so were the outer aisles leading to
the streets. It Is estimated that more
than 300 persons were unable to gain
admission to the building. Many ex
pressions of praise and general satis
faction as to the rendition of the
oratorio were heard from among the
audience, who respected the traditions
of the church building and did not ap
plaud. The soloists were: Mrs. Jane Burns
Albert and Mrs. M. Gilbert Pullin,
sopranos; Mrs. Lulu Dahl Miller, con
tralto; Joseph P. Mulder, tenor; Dom
J. Zan and Andrew B. Caughey, bari
tones. Edgar E. Coursen was pipe
organist and he played with skill and
Mrs. Albert and Mrs. Pullin sang with
clear, brilliant tone. "For I Know That
My Redeemer Liveth" was splendidly
sung with fine appreciation of spirit
uality. Mrs. Miller was in excellent
voice, and her singing of "He Was De
spised" was marked by true contralto
tonal quality. Mr. Mulder has gained
in legato tone and in true diction. His
voice now Is that of a clear, sparkling
tenor and shows beauty of tonal pro
duction. Mr. Zan sang with impres
sive interpretation, winning credit
especially in singing "The Trumpet
Shall Sound." Mr. Caughey also eang
As for the finely drilled chorus, it
sang with spirit and precision of at
tack and enthusiasm. The four choral
sections were well balanced, and,
taken as a whole, it would seem that
this chorus, if kept together and added
to, is clearly destined for permanent
work and continued high vocal suc
cesses. Mr. Finley as conductor was
much of a success.
MARKET TO HAVE SURPLUS
Enterprise Able to Pay Expenses,
Meet Cost of Steel'Sheds.
That Portland's public market on
Yamhill street not only will be able to
pay its own expenses during the Win
ter, but will be able to contribute lib
erally to the fund to reimburse the city,
for the cost of erecting steel umbrella
sheds, is the opinion of City Commis
sioner Bigelow, based upon business
done in the market during December.
It is shown that bo far in December
the receipts have been about $300,
while the expenses have been only $165,
leaving a surplus of about $135.
It is expected that every month dur
ing the Winter will show a surplus.
The steel sheds cost the city $3430.
There is a surplus In the market fund
PUPILS TO BE "AT HOME"
Rose City Park Sunday School to
Entertain In New Clmrch.
The Rose City Park Methodist Sun
day School Will be "at home" in their
new church at the corner of Fifty
eighth street North and Alamada on
Friday, January 1.
The different departments will enter
tain. The Beginners are on the "pro
gramme at 2 o'clock,, the primary pu
pils at 3, the Juniors at 4 and the Inter
mediate girls at 5. All others come at
8 o'clock at jiight, when there will be
parties, one for the young people and
one for adults. Refreshments will be
served and old-time games will be
A MEW YEAR'S
She will remember well into the
New Year, a
Delicious Box of Sweets
tAdke the impression lasting,
Nothing will bring more happiness
and cheer than a box or
fancy basket prepared
to a "queen's taste.''
Give us the name and address.
"Swetland's" service never
BENEFIT IS LEVY BASIS
HE ASSESSMENT ORDERED FOR
TANNER CREEK SEWER.
Old Plan Goes to Discard on Advice of
Legal Bureau Opinion Defines
Who Should Bear Cost.
Ruling that the Cltv Auditor is re
quired under the charter to fix as
sessments on sewer projects on the
basts of actual benefits to each piece
of property, instead of on the basis of
land area, the city's legal bureau yes
terday advised the Council to discard
the assessment plan as worked out for
the Canyon road extension of the Tan
ner Creek trunk sewer and arrange a
new assessment system. The reassess
ment was ordered.
In a lengthy opinion by Chief Deputy
City Attorney Latourette, it is held that
the area of land owned by an individual
assessed for the cost of a sewer project
must not be the basis of fixing the as
sessments. The basis must be the ac
tual benefit of the sewer.
In the opinion, Mr. Latourette passes
upon the question of the property own
ers bearing the cost of a part of the
sewer constructed for the benefit of
property outside the city. At the time
the sewer was built it was 'thought
that the Mount Zlon district was a part
of the city. Since then the State Su
preme Court has nullified the vote by
which this district became a part.
Property owners contended that the
sewer was made larger and more ex
pensive to drain Mount Zion.
Mr. Latourette rules that if the sewer
was made larger than was actually
necessary for the district benefited,
the city must pay the additional cost.
The city has not admitted that the
sewer was made larger and therefore
more expensive to benefit the Mount
Zion district. The entire cost of the
line was $47,000. While it has been
constructed a long time, the city has
been unable for various reasons to ar
range an assessment district satisfac
torily. FORESTRY OFFICES QUIET
Officials Desert Desks for Visits to
Old Home Scenes.
The district executive offices of the
United States Forest Service, in the
Beck building, are quite deserted these
days, as three of the chief figures of
the service here have left for the East
on extended vacations.
F. E. Ames. Assistant District For
ester, is on his way to Boston to visit
relatives and boyhood friends. A. E.
Cohoon, Supervisor, who is a North
Carolinan, is aboard a Northern Pa
cific train on his way to his native
state, while E. C. Ericson, a scaler,
accompanies him as far as Minneapolis,
All are on indefinite leave, but are
expected to be back at their posts be
fore the end of January.
FORESTRY EXPERT COMING
Cliief Engineer Merrill to Direct
Road "Work In Reserves.
O. C. Merrill, chief engineer of the
United States Forest Service, with
headquarters at Washington, D. C, is
scheduled to arrive in Portland early
TUDENTS' SPECIAL TRAIN
CORVALLIS AND EUGENE
SUNDAY EVENING, JAN. 3d
For the convenience of students and others returning to their re
spective colleges or their homes, a special train for Corvallis and
Eugene will leave Portland, stopping at points shown below only,
Sunday, January 3 :
Leave Portland 7:20 P.M.
" Oregon City 8:00 P.M.
" Woodburn 8:30 P.M.
Salem 9:00 P.M.
Albany 9:50 P.M.
Arrive Corvallis 10:S0P.M.
Eugene 11:00 P.M.
Further particulars at City Ticket Of
fice, 80 Sixth Street or Union Depot.
John M. Scott, General Passenger Agent, Portland, Oregon,
next week. Next, year's work of road
building within Oregon's National for
ests and reserves will be under Mr.
Merrill's personal direction.
Mr. Merrill, accompanied by district
officials, plans an extensive tour
through the state to inspect the work
done during the past year and to di
rect highway building planned for
1915. It is understood that the Gov
ernment expects to devote more than
usual attention to the construction and
maintenance of roads running through
its Pacific Coast reserves during the
coming year. After his inspection of
Oregon's National forests, Mr. Merrill
plans a similar tour of Washington.
Mr. Merrill also having charge of the
hydro-electric branch of the service,
inspection of the Northwest power
plants will be made by him in con
junction with his forestry work,
St. Johns Mayor Decries "Holdup."
ST. JOHNS. Or, Dec. 30. (Special.)
Mayor Vincent declared today that
the price for the five acres in the
Gatton tract, held at $1600 an acre,
for a cemetery for St. Johns, Is too
high. He pointed out that the land
is assessed at about $33.33 an acre.
He said he regarded the price as a
holdup, and that the members of the
Council so regarded the price, but St.
Johns had been without a cemetery
and it seemed the best offer made.
Mayor Vincent said) he did not know
that any effort would be made to call
off the purchase.
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