I 14 TIIE MORNING OREGONIAN. FRIDAY, "MARCH ?6, 1913. CORNERSTONE LAID 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 Glisan-Street Building. COUNCIL'S IDEAS DRAFTED FOR GQUGH SGHQO L Jf . fail if ruQ . If! Jsfe9 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 playground. "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 endure. 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. - , ' M Vi K,t C'r-WW n k 3K -tJr i i 1 1 t w'w trjT--- ii SaSSw. t Lt . o t ! ''3 J jfr (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 Schroeder. HAIR TEST YIELDS NOTHING MicrosK-opIc Investigation Does Not Solve Wchrnian Murder. NEW FILMS ON VIEW Great Labor Play at Sunset Draws Crowds. 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 greeting. 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 was inconclusive. 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 other samples. 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 cipal Cochrane. "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 ganized labor. 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 pears. JEFF IE AXGELIS AT STAR War Pictures on Land and Sea Are Among Attractions. 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 Jealousy." 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 desert isle. 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 night. 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 Improvement Involving May Be Killed. $12,000 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 ster. 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 the building. 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 donor. 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 estate closed. 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 son-Morris Company. li The Greatest VictroSa Offer The Wiley B. Allen Co. Parlor Outfit A Victrola Style X, $75.00 ; 24 Selections (your choice of twelve 10-inch Records), $9.00; or you may select their equivalent in Records of a different size. Total Value $84 Rock-Bottom Terms .75 a Week Free Trial Select your Victrola from our immense stock of brand-new Victrolas we have in our warerooms. Try it in your home at our expense. You don't pay a cent if we cannot satisfy you. Free Thirty-Day Clause You don't pay a cent on the Victrola". Pay cash for your records. You thenhave 30 days to buy records before you begin paying the installments. Free Shipment Everywhere No matter where you live, The Wiley B. Allen Co. will place a Victrola in your home, charges prepaid. Write today for beautiful catalogue and generous offer. si Player Pianos, Music Rolls, Victrolas and Records MORRISON STREET AT BROADWAY Other Stores San Francisco, Oakland, Sacramento, San Jose, Fresno, Los Angeles, San Diego and Other Coast Cities. 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. PERSONALMENTION. J. I. Miller, of Seattle, is at the Carl- Ion. M. E. Ryan, of Seattle, is at the Xor- tonla. C. W. Reid, of Aurora, is at the Nor ton la. W. J. Macheth, of Kelso, is at the Eaton. A. F. Earle, of Seattle, is at the Cor nelius. R. I Chase, of Milwaukee, is at the Oregon. R. M. Grieble, of Seattle, Is at the Carlton. Ralph Emerson, of Corvallis, is at the Perkins. M. R. Evans, of Pensco, 111., is at the Nortonia. E. E. Stockwell, of Clatskanie, is at the Eaton. Charles H. Clark, of San Diego, is at the Carlton. A. W. Severance, of McMinnville, is at the Perkins. Mrs. Kate Lando, of Coos Bay. is at the Imperial. 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, "Bull-owner in the capitalist, and Robert W. Van Boskirck, of New York, a noted landscape artist. were registered at the Muunonian nu- tel yesterday. 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. mm aim (mini i 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 same suit. . 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 Jimmy Dunn The UpMaira Clothier 313-16-17 Oregonian Bldg.