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TIIE MORNING OREGONIAN. FRIDAY, "MARCH ?6, 1913.
PHOTOGRAPHIC GLIMPSES AT CORNERSTONE-LAYING FOR NEW COUCH SCHOOL.
AID ON PLANS ASKED
Local Architect Wanted to
Start Auditorium Work.
Pupils and Workers Join in
Impressive Ceremonies at
COUNCIL'S IDEAS DRAFTED
FOR GQUGH SGHQO
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JUDGE MUNLY IS SPEAKER
Records and Mementoes Are Tucked
Away Jn Small Brass Box Proj
ect for First Boor-Garden
Playground Is Begun.
Todav we Rather to lay the corner-
atone of one of the finest public
buildings in the city. Next to Lincoln
High School it is the finest of our
schools, and is surpassed by few
schools west of the Mississippi River.
Every convenience and comfort for the
sudIIs and teachers that modern arcni
tecture and science can suggest has
been provided. In its materials. Its
finish, in Its appointments, in its every
detail It is one of the best."
This In part was what Judge M. G.
Munly, chairman of the Board of Edu
cation, said to the thousand men,
women and children who gathered at
Twentieth and Glisan streets yesterday
to see laid the cornerstone of the new
Couch School, the first school building
jn Portland to have a roof-garden
"The building represents a vast ex
penditure of money," Judge Munly con
tinued. "It is a noble gift from the
people of this district to you, the par
ents and children of the community.
The people In making this gift to you
desire that you foster in your hearts
and lives usefulness, morality, duty'
and nobility. They make this sacrifice
to vou that the habits of Industry,
nobriety, truthfulness, moral courage,
rclf-deiilal, kindliness and courtesy as
taught here may not be in vain.
W. T. Fletcber Is Chairman.
Judge Munly spoke a few words on
the necessity of good citizenship and
religious belief, and closed by saying
that the building would be dedicated
in the laving of Its cornerstone to the
honor of God that his benedictions may
W. T. Fletcher, principal of the
school, was chairman of the exercises
and his face fairly glowed with hap
j'lness and pride In the new building.
He Introduced the various speakers,
of which Superintendent of Schools L.
It. Alderman was among the first.
Mr. Alderman congratulated the dis
trict upon Its achievement and spoke
of the usefulness of the school to the
community and dedicated the school
"to service." Below him was a sea of
small interested faces that smiled at
him confidently. He spoke ' to them,
too, asking how many were glad for
the new building.
Instantly up went hundreds of little
hands and smiles of many varieties
spread over the little faces. F. A. Xaiu
more, architect of the building, spoke
on the construction of the building.
Besides the roof play garden, tlfa
building also has a large swimming
tank and aquatic sports will be taught
to the youngsters next year. The
swimming tank was put in at the sug
gestion of O. M. Plummer.
Hodney Glisan, who was to have
given a brief history of the school, was
unable to attend, but sent greetings.
K. E. Heckbcrt sent greetings from
Seattle, being unable to get home In j
time for the exercises.
Many Kecords Are Inclosed.
R. H. ThomaB, school clerk, gave I
brief review of the school and its hls
tory, telling how the building first
was to have been built on the site
where the Selling building now stands,
but the bonds were voted down by the
taxpayers. He said that later it Was
hoped to get the school out in North
Portland, but that too was voted down.
He told how the present old Couch
School was built by the taxpayers of
the district getting together and work
ing for the building.
. In a brass box five Inches wide, five
Inches deep and 12 inches long which
was laid in the cornerstone a vast num
ber of records were enclosed. These
Included a copy of the Greater Port
land plans, copies of the daily papers,
copies of the current events, copy of
the articles of incorporation and by
laws of the Teachers' Retirement Fund
Association, copy of the constitution of
the Grade Teachers' Association, the
1'ortlanrt Education Association, High
School Teachers' Association, and Port
land Principals' Association, blank
forms used in the . distirct, buffalo
nickels, a Lincoln penny and an Indian
penny, a silk flag having 4S stars, a
programme tf the exercises, school
bulletin volume one, number one and
volume two, number 25, the courses
of study, copy of the rules and regula
tions, the 41st annual report, the copy
of the minutes at which the building
was authorized and the awards made
for the contracts, the estimated cost of
the new building, the seal of the dis
trict, a copy of the school law of Ore
gon, the survey, the digest of the
survey, the official directory of Oregon
educators, a picture of the old Couch
building, the names of all the prin
cipals, the names of the children at
present in school by grades and classes,
the names of all the graduates, 1158
in number, the names of all the teach
ers, and a list of the extra curricula
activities including tile Bird Club, the
Jarden Club and the Kewpie Club, and
pictures of Mrs. Jennie Burnham, C. A.
llice and W. T. Fletcher.
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(1) EVERYBODY'S GLAD. (2) JUDGE M. G. MUNLY AND F. A. KARAHORE LAYING THE CORNERSTONE.
Lena Ayers, Louise Kelly, Estelle Jlc
Intyre. Clara GUI, Louise Batelle. Dor
othy Bingham. Lola Barker, Vincent
Gorman. Frances Harris, Isabelle Chal
mers, Bertha Reed, Esther Hawkins,
Sarah B. Gray. Josephine Llsher, Kate
Lighter, Hazel Weller and Angelina
HAIR TEST YIELDS NOTHING
MicrosK-opIc Investigation Does Not
Solve Wchrnian Murder.
NEW FILMS ON VIEW
Great Labor Play at Sunset
Kx-Prlnelpal (.Ivrs Talk.
After Mr. Thomas had finished read
ing the list f articles to go in the
box. Charles Rice, ex-principal of the
school, was introduced and gave a short
address, lie was principal of the school
from December. 1908. until June. J910,
and was the only ex-prinefpal present.
Dr. Allan Welch niith gave a short
address of congratulation to the dis
trict. O. M. Plummer spoke a few
words ir behalf of the district of
which lie has been a member for 29
years. Mr. Fletcher them introduced
Mrs. Jennie Burnham. who has been a
teacher in Couch School for the past
r.i years, but she was unable to speak
account of a severe cold.
Mrs. Burnham was roundly cheered
by the pupils and those at the exercises.
Hopkin Jenkins, npw principal of
Jefferson High School, who graduated
t years ago from Couch School, gave
a short speech of congratulation and
The roll of each class was put in
the brass box by one of the pupils from
each of the grades, who spoke a few
words in behalf of their classes.
Four children under the direction of
Miss Esther Ham-kins, one of the pri
, mary teachers, gave' Longfellow's "The
Builders," which concluded the pro
gramme. The laying of the corner
stone on the south side of the building
was then attended. Judge Munly and
Mr. Naramore laid the cornerstone,
which, stranceiy enough, was not on
the corner, hut directly in the center
of the building.
The school occupies almost an. entire
block on Glisan, Hoyt. Twentieth and
Twenty-first streets and is brick rein
forced with concrete.
The teachers of the school now are
Mrs. Jennie Burnham, Viola Orthchild.
Microscopic tests of human hair, by
which it was hoped to clear up the mys
tery of the killing of Mrs. Daisy
Wehrman and her Infant son, nearScap-
ptfose, four years ago. were made
Wednesday in Governor '"Withycombe's
oflice at Salem, but the investigation
Slides had been prepared of hair from
Mrs. Wehrman's head, her child's, hair
found in tho dead woman s hands and
from the head of John A. Siercks, in
mate of the state asylum, who con
fessed and then denied the Wehrman
murders. Xo marked difference of
structure was found In the hair shown
In the various slides. Sierks' hair
was of the same type, having the same
appearance under the microscope as the
The tests were made by Dr. J. Allen
Gilbert, of Portland, in the presence of
Governor Withycombe and G. A.
Thacher and L. L. Levings, of Portland,
all of whom have shown great interest
in the case. It was believed that the
differences in hair structure could be
determined by microscopic tests and
the truth or falsity of Sierks' confes
sion established. This hope was proved
to be groundless by yesterday's tests,
it was reported.
COUNTY DEBATE TITLE UP
Mitwaukie Team Is to Meet Canby
Tonight for Championship.
The Milwaukee Ilish School's nega
tive team composed of Naomi Hart and
William Miller will meet in debate to
night in the assembly hall of the Mil
waukee school the affirmative debating
team from Canby, composed of Henry
Zimmerman and Kvelyn Xebendahl.
Milwaukte's affirmative team, Miss
Doris Martin and Miss Bertha Pully,
will meet the negative team of Canby,
Clair Haines and Miss Sophia Meeks.
The debater are for the county cham
pionship and the question is:
"Resolved. That a literary test should
be applied a3 a further restriction upon
immigration to the United States."
Judges at Milwaukee will be F. J.
Tooze. Principal Pfing-sen and J. D.
Butler, all out? We of Milwaukie. At
Canby the judges will be J. K. Calavan,
Supervisor Brenton Vedder and Prin
"GRETNA GREEN" -WINNER
It doesn't take much of an effort
to imagine that you fought in self-defense.
Jeff de Ahgelis Seen In "The Funny
Side of Jealousv" at Star War
Pictures Show German and
Allies' Fighting Equipment.
So large were the crowds at the
Sunset Theater yesterday to see the
great labor drama. "Spirit of the Con
queror," that the first performance to
day and Saturday will be started at
10:30 A. M.
Labor's side of the conflict between
capital and labor is shown in the
drama. It depicts with feeling therrea
sons why workingmen form labor
unions, why- the unions insist on the
"closed shop,"; and why they are so
anxious to have every toiler in the
ranks of organized labor. A great
strike is shown, in which organized
capital is opposed by equally well or
Throughout the five acts of the
drama the interest is sustained and the
action holds up. One striking effect is
obtained by the allegorical return of
the spirit of Napoleon td help the work
ers win a great victory for peace.
"Ambrose s-Sour Grapes, a .special
two-act Keystone comedy, is a real
scream, in which pretty nearly the
whole Keystone galaxy of stars ap
JEFF IE AXGELIS AT STAR
War Pictures on Land and Sea Are
Jefferson de Angelis is said to be the
highest-priced musical cpmedy star who
ever invaded the ranks of motion plc
turedom. - But, however that may be, Mr. de
Angelis was responsible yesterday for
providing patrons of the Star Theater
with much unadulterated amusement in
his film vehicle, "The Funny Side of
Xever has Cleo Madison had a better
opportunity for the display of her emo
tional acting abilities than in "The
Mother Imstinet," a somewhat unusual
drama of a man and a woman cast on a
In the Animated Weekly, which closes
the bill, there are some capital views
of the Kaiser reviewing his troops on
the eastern battlefront, while the Kit el
Friedrich is shown stealing into New
port News. Just to add a grim touch
there is then shown the warships of
the allies, waiting outside the three
mile limit, ready to pounce on the L'itel.
The programme will run till Saturday
THRILLS GIVEX AT PEOPLES
"Gretna Green" With Marguerite
Clark Drawing Card.
Marguerite Clark, who achieved tre
mendous popularity through "Wild
flower" and "The Crucible," as well as
for her legitimate triumph' in "Baby
Mine," opened at the Peoples Theater
yesterday in her latest screen success,
"Gretna Green." Judging by the crowds
greeting Miss Clark the play is des
tined to be her most successful offering.
"Gretna Green" is a delightfully pic
turesque romance of Gretna Green In
the days when daughter and would-be
son were making a rapid get-away for
the border with iather about half a
mile behind. Across the border the
spoken word meant marriage.
u ith the surroundings it can be seen
that the photodrama possesses all the
essential elements of a play necessary
to success on the screen. Love, sacri
fice, humor, mystery and thrill abound.
Miss Clark will delight her friends.
"Gretna Green" runs until tomorrow
night. John Barrymore in "Are You a
Muson?" for Sunday is the next Para
mount offering at the Peoples.
PAVING PROTEST IS FILED
May Be Killed.
Main Room and Concert Hall
Are Proposed and Donation ot
23,00-0 Pipe Organ Sought.
$420,004) Left for Building.
That the City Council might shape
its plans quickly for the proposed pub
lie auditorium City Commissioner
Brewster yeBterday addressed a letter
to J. H. Freedlander, of New Tork, of
ficial architect for the auditorium, ask
ing hltri to appoint a local architect
to represent him In the preliminary
plans for the building. An early re
ply to the letter is asked by Mr. Brew
The Council proposes to-hold a series
of sessions at which plans will be dis
cussed. An architect representing Mr.
Freedlander Is wanted to assist with
these plans. The Council will make a
rough drawing showing its ideas on
arrangement of the building and will
send this to Mr. Freedlander for his
use in preparing the working plana
for the building.
The Council has decided in a tenta
tive way to what use the building may
be put. It is proposed to have a main
auditorium with a seating capacity
of about S000 persons and a smaller
concert room seatiisS about 1000
persons. Then there will be space
for the housing of the relics of
the Oregon Historical Society and
other space for the housing of the
free museum now in the corridors of
the City Hall.
Commisioner Brewster, in Investigat
ing the finances of the auditorium
proposition, has found that, after pro
vision has been made for all expendi
tures, there will be about $420,000 left
for the building. Of the total bond
issue of $600,000 there has been sold
35,000 worth of the bonds. Of those
remaining, it is estimated the city
will realize about 535,000. This is
on the basis of the bonds selling at
the rate of 93 cents on the dollar. Jt
is estimated that $35,000 will go for
architect's fees and . 120,000 for fur
nishings. Mr. Brewster says it will
be necessary to reserve at least $50,
000 for contingencies or extras which
cannot be foreseen when the work is
started. This will leave $420,000 for
An effort is to be made to get some
one to donate a pipe organ. . The
Council has decided that if someone
will donate an organ to cost $20,000
or $25,000 it will be named after the
ITEM FINDS MISSING HEIR
Cousin or Man Hears of $10-0 0 Leg
acy Through The Oregonian.
Through an item in The Oregonian
a month ago, a man missing for 15
years will recover a legacy worth
$1000. He is David Marcus Simpson,
and it has just been discovered that
he lives at Aehevllle, N. C.
Mrs. Sarah J. Simpson died in July,
1012. leaving an estate valued at nearly
$100,000. Her will contained many be
quests, among which was $1000 to
David Marcus Simpson, a nephew ot
her late husband. Carrie Holbrook
was named executrix and residuary
legatee. When she could not locate
David Marcus Simpson, she appealed
to County Judge Cleeton, asking that
the $1000 be turned over to her and the
About that time The Oregonian
printed the story. Yesterday Deputy
County Clerk Seth Smith received a
letter from William Marcus 'Simpson,
a cousin of the missing man. He said
Da"vid Marcus Simpson could be found
in Asheville, N. C in care of the Nel
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MORRISON STREET AT BROADWAY
Other Stores San Francisco, Oakland, Sacramento, San
Jose, Fresno, Los Angeles, San Diego and Other Coast
Owners of 58 per cent of the property
to be assessed for the grading of
streets and building of concrete side
walks in the Fifty-third-avenue dis
trict filed a remonstrance yesterday
with the City Auditor against the im
provement. This may result in the
project, involving an expenditure of
about $12,000, being killed.
Improvement of Fifty-third avenue
from Forty-first to Forty-seventh
street. Forty-fifth street and Forty
sixth street from Woodstock avenue
to Fifty-third avenue and Fifty-fourth
avenue from Forty-fifth street to
Stewart street is involved.
Citizenship Denied Hindu Student.
CORVALL1S, -Or.. March 25. (Spe
cial.) Adhar Chandra Laskar, a Hin
doo and a student at the Oregon Agri
cultural College, who applied for citi
zenship in the United States, was de
nied the privilege by Judge Skipworth
in the Circuit Court of Benton County
here yesterday. The Judge stated his
reason for the denial was because
within the meaning of the Lnited
States revised statutes a native of
Hindostan la not a free white person.
J. I. Miller, of Seattle, is at the Carl-
M. E. Ryan, of Seattle, is at the Xor-
C. W. Reid, of Aurora, is at the Nor
W. J. Macheth, of Kelso, is at the
A. F. Earle, of Seattle, is at the Cor
R. I Chase, of Milwaukee, is at the
R. M. Grieble, of Seattle, Is at the
Ralph Emerson, of Corvallis, is at the
M. R. Evans, of Pensco, 111., is at the
E. E. Stockwell, of Clatskanie, is at
Charles H. Clark, of San Diego, is at
A. W. Severance, of McMinnville, is at
Mrs. Kate Lando, of Coos Bay. is at
C. M. Clegg, of Calgary, Alberta, is
at the Oregon."
Harrv A. Nelson, of San Francisco, is
at the Oregon.
M. E. Sinclair, the Ilwaco banker, is
at the Portland.
C. I. Coneland. of Fort Klamath, is
at the Nortonia. t
D. C. Van, a business man of Salem.
is at the Perkins.
W. A. Philippe, of Haarlem, Holland,
is at the Cornelius.
J. M. Poorman. a banker of Wood-
burn, is at the Seward.
W. J. Logus, a merchant of Clover-
dale, is at the Imperial.
C. J. Northrop, a business man of
Teniae is at the Seward.
G. A. Hearth, a fruitgrower of The
Dalles, is at the Perkins.
F. T. McCuIlough. a capitalist of Spo
kane, is at the Multnomah.
Ralnh A. Watson, Corporation Com
missioner, is at the Imperial.
Edward J. Elbury, an advertising man
of New York, is at the Oregon.
A. B. Magree. a prominent undertaker
or Harwood, Neb., is at the Carlton.
T. A. Harper, of Dundee, who raises
prunes and walnuts, is at the Seward.
Leon Friedman, advance man for
Zeigfreid's Follies, is at the Multnomah.
F. H. Towne, from the town of Junc
tion, was in town yesterday and regis
tered at the Seward.
W. R. Southard, a tourist from Roch
ester, N. Y is at -the Portland while
looking over Portland.
L. I. Cox, a cattle buyer, has returned
to the Imperial, after making a busi
ness trip to Eastern Oregon.
D. E. Gamble, of Monongahela, Pa., is
at the Oregon with Mrs. Gamble while
enjoying the sights of Portland.
Dr. William T. Bawden, the Govern
ment school inspector, is staying at the
Multnomah while visiting Portland to
study the local schools.
W. . B. Campbell, known as
Campbell, of Ensenada, Mexico,
of one of the largest ranches
world, is at the Portland.
Wilson S. Arbuthnul, a Pittabur,
capitalist, and Robert W. Van Boskirck,
of New York, a noted landscape artist.
were registered at the Muunonian nu-
Mrs. C. M. Latrell. her son Val, Miss
Boyce and Mr. Thornberg are registered
at the Cornelius, having motored over
from Seattle. The party said that the
roads were fair.
V. Carothers. president of the Amerl
o rrfrotinn of Musicians, was in
Fortland yesterday on a tour of in
spection. J. K. Jeffery and other offi
cers of Local No. 99 were his hosts.
- xt rinrk of Philadelphia. Pa.,
president of the Portland Railway,
i erv. a Pi',r Company, and Mrs.
mark loft the Portland Hotel yesterday
a nrnlnncpd visit and went to
San Francisco on the Shasta Limited.
CHICAGO. March 25. (Special.) The
following from Portland, Or., are reg
istered at Chicago hotels: At the La
Salle, Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Schwartz.
PRUSSIAN VETERAN DIES
Henry V. Lange, Writer of Gennun
Historical Articles, Passes.
Henry William Lange. of 1351 East
Harrison street aged 66 years, a vet
eran of the Franco-Prussian war. died
Tuesday, having been an invalid for
four years. Mr. Lange came to Pol t
lana five years ago from Montana,
where tie had resided since 1907. having
gone there from New York. He
served In t'le Prussian regiment, which
received the Indemnity from France
and immigrated to New York In 1175.
He was a member of the Lutheran
Church and belonged to several Herman
societies and had contributed many his
torical articles to German publications
in the United State. A son. William,
of Portland, and a daughter, Mrs. Will
tarn Huffman, of Great Kails, Mont.,
survive. The funeral will be held nt
Holman's chapel Saturday at 2 o'clock.
PHYSICIAN MUST PAY $1200
Vader Man Ftound tiullly of Ivxlor
tlon From Portland Surgeon.
CENTR ALIA, Wash.. March 28 (Spe
cial.) Finding that Dr. It. H. Campbell,
a Vader physician, by means of extor
tion, caused Dr. A. 11. Bertchlnger. of
Portland, to pay him $1000 for the pur
pose of buying protection from prosecu
tion on a charge of performing a crimi
nal operation, which, it was testified.
Dr. Campbell himself performed, a Jury
In the Lewis County Superior Court
Tuesday night awarded the Portland
man judgment for the $1000 extorted,
$100 interest and $100 special damages.
The case now being tried and the
last on the March docket la one wherein
Dr. J. O. Sargent, a Centralis physician,
is sued by J. G. Coyne for alleged In
juries sustained by Mrs. Coyne when
she was run down by the doctor's auto
In this city June SO. 191.
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A Customer Said to Me
Why don't you take a swell store on Washington street
and show off these fine suits you sell for bo little money?
My Reply Was
You have just bought a suit of me at 114.75. If I was in a
ground-floor store on Washington street, paying $1000 a
month rent, I would have to charge you $20.00 for the self
. The extra profit pays for high rent, huge elec
tric signs, fixtures, window displays. My little
.$60.00-a-month rent means to every customer
$20 Value Suits $14.75
$25 Value Suits $18.75
The UpMaira Clothier
313-16-17 Oregonian Bldg.