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THE MORNING OREGONIAN. TUESDAY, MARCH , 1915.
fJEEDS OF ALIENS
TOLD 10 CHURCHES
Conference Discusses Best
Solution of Immigrant
GREATER TIDE EXPECTED
Kirld for lltliualional and llcligious
I'ffort Kcvlcwed. Proposal to
Prepare Citizens Heard and
That tliere is a bisr field for the
churches, civic nnd social agencies for
work anions the immigrant popula
tions of Portland was brought out at
the opening sessions yesterday of the
conference on conditions ana woris
amone- immigrants at the First Metho
(list Episcopal Cliurch. Jlore than 100
prominent workers from the various
churches of all denominations wereTn
attendance at yesterday's sessions.
The conference here is the fourth In
a. series of seven being held at Impor
taut city centers on the Pacific Coast
under the auspices or tne Home mis
Rions Council of America, which fed
erates the home mission interests of
13 evangelical denominations. Prelim
inary studies of the various foreign
zroups in this city were presented.
While 20 out of every 100 of the people
of Portland were foreign-born and 2o
more had foreign parents. It was
pointed out that the larger number
of these were of the older immigrant
stocks. German-speaking. Scandinavl-
ans and English-speaking immigrants
from the British Isles.
Southern Europe Tide Swells.
There Is a steadily increasing im
migration, however, from the south and
vast of Europe, It was reported.
Ten thousand Italians were reported In
Portland, with two main colonies, one
on the East Side and one on the West
Side In the vicinity of Madison street.
It was said that among the 3000
Chinese in the city there are five
Protestant missions carried on by as
many denominations, with seven paid
workers, and an annual expenditure
of more than $8000. The question was
raised whether this was the most effi
cient and economical way for the
churches to carry on this work. There
will be further discussion of this sub
ject at the session this morning. Among
the 10.000 Italians of the city there
are only two Catholic churches, both
of which draw part of their constitu
ency from others than Italians, and
one Baptist mission on the Hast Side,
with a reading-room on the West Side.
.Speakers said that the Immigrants in
this country are drifting away from
their old religious connections, andl
that this situation challenged the In
terest of all the churches in this city.
Educational Chance Cited.
The Scandinavian peoples have ten
churches in the city, but. It was said,
they are not getting a hold on the
children and young people of the com
munity. Ten Scandinavian churches,
with a property valuation of more than
11 75.000, were reported to have only
suO in tiieir combined Sunday schools.
That there was plenty of room for
expanding educational work among the
foreign population was shown in tne
fact that only about 850 foreigners
were enrolled in the night schools con
ducted by the city. It was reported few
of the churches or social agencies are
carrying on efficient classes in English
for "foreigners or training classes for
citizcnshiD. One of the chief difficul
lies, it was said, is the obtaining of
competent teachers to do this work.
Qurntion of School Unsettled.
The question of the educational facilf
ties offered in the city for adult immi
grants, especially instruction in English
nnd civics, will be rurther investigates
There was a strong sentiment in the
conference that this was a task for the
4 itv schools and that the f oreign-speak
ing pastors and churches ought to co
operate with the schools in enlisting
the attendance of their people, but that
until such public education fully meas
ured up to the situation, classes ought
to be conducted in as many localities in
the city as possible. Speakers men
toined that in 1as Angeles candidates
for citizenship are now prepared in the
high school and the certificate of the
liieh school is accepted by the court.
The naturalization of citizens is then
made a public occasion.
The sessions of the conference will
continue at 10 o'clock this nforning and
2 o'clock this afternoon under the lead
ership of the Rev. William P. Shrlver,
rf the Presbyterian board of home mis
sions, and the Rev. Reuben L. Breed,
of the Congregational Home Mission
ary Society, both from New Tork.
Work Among Children Topi.
Work among immigrant children and
the way churches can best get together
to carry on the work among immigrants
will be discussed. The committee on
resolutions is expected to recommend
that a continuation committee of lead
ing workers in Portland be appointed
to foil wup the problems and to work
ut better methods of welcoming, pro
tecting, educating and bringing the
helpful service f the churches of the
city to the immigrants.
It was asserted that the close of the
war would see a steady increase in em
igration from the South and East of
Europe to the Pacific Coast states, al
though Oregon heretofore has received
the smallest share, about 5000 a year
as compared with the 30,000 annually
of California and 20.000 coining Into
Washington. The cessions of the con
ference are open to the public.
tcr. Even these men who have seen
all sorts of shows and heard the latest
of jokes could not resist this unique
fellow whose drollery and nonsense
convulse nis auaiences. inui
former Orpheum attraction and a de
cided drawing card for the Broadway
and l'amhiU-street playhouse.
It matters not whether it was the
. i t i. f t n m
recona Hungarian niwHwj -
Liszt, "My Darling Nellie, Gray" or
some popular regunic
tons can crive concert selections that
captivate the house. The clever musi
cians, including a man, a nanusoiuc
young woman and a pretty girl, play
on a dozen different Instruments with
In "The Girl From Child's" Inez Mc
Cauley and company, including George
Tt rvinnor and Henrietta Dickson, pre-
. 1 ; 1 .. 1 1 t t . ivimHv that has
a, ncj -
some keen lines and an entertaining
Mario and Travette, vocalists, occupy
a prominent place on the bilL They
have voices of richness and splendid
Genuine mirth-makers are Cook and
Stevens, who have a clever little of
fering, which they term "The Chinese
and the Coon."
A whole KoIb-and-Dill-circus act is
that of Charles I.edegar, the "original
flying Dutchman," who does some re
markable and thrilling tight-rope
LETTER WEATHERS WAR
COCXTY CLERK FEEI.S QCAI.M OX
ARRIVAL. OF DEPOSITIONS.
Measure From Petroerad Proves So
Summons but Merely Evidence
for Use In 920,000 Suit.
County Clerk Coffey thought he had
been summoned to the front to take
charge of the Von Hindenberg situa
tion when a heavy, official-looking en
velope, bearing- a Petrograd postmark,
vu brought to" him yesterday in his
daily cartload of mall. The envelope
bore many stamps, postmarks and
dates In Russian and English charac
ters. Some of the stamps said "St.
Petersburg" and others "Petrograd."
Sr. Coffey's fears were groundless,
however. The documents in tfce en
velope were nothing more serious than
two depositions for use in a law suit
now pending in the Circuit Court.
They were gaudy with ribbons and
blue and gold seals from the American
Consular - office in Petrograd, but.
aside from this, they were Just like any
The letter had been mailed on Feb
ruary s, and received m rortiana on
the night of March 6, taking less than
a month in transit. roe aeposiuons
were taken by North Wlnship, Ameri
can Consul in Petrograd. They are to
be used in the suit of Faitia Nuromsky
against Fuller & Bain, Twohy Brothers
and the Oregon Electric Railway Com
pany. The suit was filed in January,
1914, and asks $20,000 damages for the
death of Constantine Nuromsky in
June, 1913. Nuromsky was working
near the railroad track when a blast
set off by the construction workers,
knocked down a high-power electric
wire. The wire fell across his shoul
ders. killing him instantly.
Mrs. Nuromsky. mother of the dead
man, and her daughter. Sofy, gave the
depositions. The mother said her son
had been her sole support, and had re
mitted to her always 50 roubles
month, and sometimes 100 roubles.
Since his death she has been destitute,
she said in her deposition.
FIVE-YEAR FUGITIVE TAKEN
Detective Matoney Kemembers and
Arres-ts Man for Forgery.
In 1508 City Detective Tat Moloney
arrested Fred Evans in Portland for a
forgery committed In Vallejo. Cal.
in 1910. after Evans had been pa
roled from San Qurntin, the forger be
gan operations in tiacramento and the
Portland police were notified -to watch
for the man. Moloney saw the notice.
Yesterday noon Pat Moloney, whose
photographic eye is a matter of much
comment in police circles, arrested
Evans, recognizing him as the man he
had arrested seven years ago and who
was wanted again five years ago.
The Teal name of Evans is believed
to be WhitweU. He is being held here
pending advices from the south as to
his disposal. He may no longer be
wanted on the Sacramento charge, as
it is five years since the circular was
received here. .
MR. ALDERMAN HONORED
Superintendent Called Educational
Originator by School Journal.
L. R. Alderman. Superintendent of the
Public Schools of Portland, is honorea
with a place among the "educational
originators" of the world in an article
published in the February issue of the
"American School," of Milwaukee, vv is.,
one of the leading educational Journals
of the country.
4n the list of educational originators
are 28 names, among which are. Buch
distinguished personages as General
Baden-Powell. Marie Montessori, Hor
ace Mann, Mrs. Carl Schurz and others
of world-wide reputation.
The original contribution to educa
tional work that is accredited to Mr.
Alderman is the "home credit" system,
which he first developed when a teacher
in Yamhill County and which has at
tracted interest and imitation all over
the United States.
WEIGHT CODE LAW IS DUE
Mr. Brewster Announces Xew Ordi
nance to Corrt Defects.
A weights and measures code, aimed
to correct all present defects in the
weights, and measures systems used
bv merchants, is to be prepared by
City Commissioner Brewster to take the
place of a sweeping ordinance preparea
a short time ago but withheld by Mr.
Brewster until the adjournment of the
Whllo provisions of the new code are
not settled as yet. it is probable they
will include the regulation of many
lines of business. Regulation of the size
of a loaf of bread was proposed in the
original measure, but Mr. Brewster
says he will not Include this in the
new draft. He probably will prescribe
a system of tags to be used in the de
livery of ice and animal reed or all
COHEN TO STAY IN PRISON
Supreme Court Affirms Decision In
Test of Legality of Imprisonment.
Playhouse Veterans Cuptrvated
James J. Morton.
bunas J. Morton, the original nut."
who is appearing as beadliner at the
Empress thl week, was so exceedingly
funny yesterday, that he succeeded in
making the orchestra roar with laugh-
OREGOXIAN' NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington. sMarch 8. The Supreme Court
today affirmed the adverse Judgment
of the lower courts on habeas corpus
proceedings brought by Max G. Cohen
to test the legality of his imprison
ment in the McNeil Island Penitentiary,
resulting from his' conviction in the
United States District Court for Ore
gon in 1912 on a charge oi subordina
tion of perjury in the Esther M ood
white slave case.
The court handed down no written
opinion in this case, merely announcing
its conclusion from bench.
NOTABLES CITED BY COURT
Prominent Men Wanted In Palin
Beach Gambling Prober
PALM BEACH. Fla., March 8. Grand
Jury subpenaes were issued here today
for a number of men prominent in vari
ous parts of the country in connection
with a movement to wipe out gambling
at this resort.
Among those already subpenaed as
witnesses are John H. Fitzgerald. ex
Mayor of Boston: James M. Schoon
maker, vice-president of the Pittsburg
and Lake Erie Railroad, and Thomas
D. Shevlin of Minneapolis. ex-Yale
Washington Postmasters Appointed.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington. March 8. Following Washing
ton postmasters were appointed today:
Aladdin, . Jesse . J. Kendall: Sundale,
Esther Meyer; White Swan, Ray Free-land,
the store for everybody
limiiiiili lillli lillitii:
the rebuilding sales
are rich in the pure
all over the store
gold of economy!
I Tm& Q.ualit Store of Portland
B Fifths, 3ixU, 'Morriaorv Alder 3ta.
trunks, bags, suit cases
Today, Tomorrow and Thursday Sale
Every piece perfect and of a well-known make.
$13.50, $14.00, $16.00, $17.50 di ( f(
"Drucker" Trunks Reduced to P 1 U.UU
56 of them in sizes 34, 36, 38 and 40-inch. Some 3 plys.
a special purchase brings us for the
12,000 pure linen initial
made to sell at 25c
Scores of styles in initials in both plain and fancy. Some initials are
in rich colors.
Your choice today 15 each or S5 for a box of 6.
Temporary Anne. Klmt Fluor.
$20, $22 Trunks for
Round edged, 36 to 40-inch.
16 of them. Choice 814.75
$24 to $27 Trunks at
Five-ply fiber. Two trays for
waists, hats, etc., S17.75
$6.00, $7.00, $7.50, $8.50 t$f QC
Bags, Suit Cases at Only pTWJ
Both of cowhide. Bags are leather lined in 16, 17, 18-inch
Suitcases m 24-inch size with straps.
$9, $10, $11 QC $14 and $17 M f 7C
Bags, Suit Cases pU.-7U Suit Cases at P 1 v
20 odd ones. All high grades. Sole leather, 24, 26, 28-inch.
$25.00 to $32.50 Fine 1 7 AC
Odd Bags, Choice at $ 1
Calfskin, seal, real walrus, Russian pigskin, cowhide.
Temporary . Annex, Klfth Floor.
your entire season s needs
should be bought in this astounding rebuilding sale
our entire stock of
i fine wool and silk and wool
Every yard included. None excepted. Buy now! Now!! Now!!!
Third Floor. Mxth-M. Hide.
Z 8 Q III
I I o
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just here from
Set in dozejns of at
tractive designs rhine
stones on silver-finished
Firnt Floor. Sixtit-St. Bldx.
For tall figures, short figures,
broad figures, slim figures; for
mother and for daughter, for deb
utante and grandmother, each
style particularly adapted to a cer
tain figure's needs, but all designed
and shaped to best set off the fash
ions of present dress.
Style 2C43 has a seven-inch bust and
long encasing skirt. If you are in need
of a high bust corset this model will
perfectly set off your, dresses for the
present season. v
$1 to $3.50
expert fitting guaranteed
put this in your
Your toilet cabinet is not complete without Listerine
the safe antiseptic. Prescribed by physicians and surgeons
for thirty years.
Use Listerine to promote personal hygiene. We rec
ommend it for use after shaving, as a dressing for cuts,
burns, wounds, prickly heat, etc. It's the best mouth
wash after brushing the teeth. Removes the cause of
"acid mouth," keeps the gums healthy and retards decay.
Put it on your shopping list.
19c 35c 65c
Flmt Floor. Slilk-M. Hide.
new crepe de chine
For particular women. Plain cov- t -t r
ers, pink and white, lace edged and rj Jjjj
crepe de chine
corset covers at
STYLE 1 Plain covers with short sleeves, in pink and
white, prettily lace-edged.
STYLE 2 Dainty sleeve covers, trimmed back and front
with lace insertion, all-lace sleeves.
Srrond Floor, Mxlh-M. IlldK.
WE GUARANTEE j
Tkmt TW. STATE SOUVENIR SPOON
St R VICt TO THE rVK.nn""
to your souvenir
sold with manufacturers printed "money -
back unconditional guarantee.
5000 of them on sale today
spoon TODAY- it's
These are made by the R.
Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co., those
Thev embodv the new idea of a smooth,
laro-p. silver bowl and the elaborate handle.
The desie-n is noble, modern, and elegantthe
aualitv is the very best, solid, substantial and rich. They
nre snoons vou will be Droud to own. The picture only gives
a faint idea of the exquisite loveliness of the whole effect.
add to your collection today.
limit 6 by mail 1 8c
a-,--" 'fZ,-'- i
"Oregon" spoons, too!
Those who did not get an "Oregon" Spoon
last week may get one today at the same price J OC
MM (j jf
City patrons having friends and relatives living out of Portland should send us their
names and address for our Mail Order Catalogue. It's for out-of-town patrons only.
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