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THE MORNING OREGONIAW, TUESDAY, APRIL 6, 1915.
IY GUESTS SEE
TOM THUMB WED
MAP SHOWING LOCATION OF NEW RAILROAD AND PRINCIPALS IN
TRANSACTION THAT MAKES ITS CONSTRUCTION POSSIBLE.
Portlands Popular Victor Shop
$5 to $7.50
The Best of It!
Notables of City and State
Represented by Tots in
Child Welfare Play.
DANCES AMD SONGS CHARM
The man who buys a Suit here gets from
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"oto Entertainment Carried Out
Delightfully by Well-Trained
Youngsters Governor Tells
'- Purpose of Movement.
BY LEONE CASS BAER.
For once, the cart of a story must
go before the horse. The list of "among
those present" at a fashionable wed
dins celebrated yesterday at the Heilig
Theater numbers such notables that
even the bridal party must wait while
you hear it. Many were the represen
tations of prominent personages in
Governor and Mrs. Withycombe came
In great state, the Governor stepping:
on the muchly be-ruffled skirt of the
little first lady of the state, and she
bobbins curtseying like a smiling lit
tle human rose. William Jennings
Bryan meekly did a grapevine walk in
the trail of a very plump and pretty
Mrs. v. J. B. Mayor and Mrs. Albee
trotted along to their seats and fell
into whispered confab with Mr. and
Mrs. Alderman. Very lovely was Mrs.
George L. Baker, racing steps ahead
of George L. Baker, and the Bigelows
followed after. They, in turn, were
trailed by Senator and Mrs. Chamber
lain. G seats Come in by Twos.
By twos came the Ladds and the Cor
betts. The Failings were to have been
guests, but at the last moment: Mrs.
Failing couldn't be found, so her hus
band ran madly in all alone and sat
beside Miss Susan Thumb. Miss Susan,
you may know, was a sister of the
bridegroom. Miss Anna Thumb, an
aunt on the paternal side, was there,
too, with responsibilities and other
things weighting her down.
Grandfather and Grandmother Thumb
hobbled in and also Grandfather ana
Grandmother Midget, parents of the
bride. So did Mrs. Abigail Scott Dunl
way. walking alertly along.
And, of course, the bride's parents
were tnere. All the ladies were
lengthy as to train, elaborate in
coiffure and obviously distributing
smiles among their escorts. The gen
tlemen were most conscious of their
Potash and Perlmutter, made-all-alike
evening clothes and hitched 'em up at
the seats rather than deftly stretching
Bridesmaids All Adorable.
As for the bridesmaids and the
flower girls they were adorable, all
pinky and ruffled and sweet. Three
grand ushers seated the guests, one of
the trio acting as announcer.
And now we've come to the first of
the story the most important part, too,
the bride and bridegroom. Now, who
do you reckon it was?
None other than little Tom Thumb
and Miss Midget. Bobby Alkus, too
cunning for print, and only 5, was
the self-possessed bridegroom, and a
most adorable baby girl of 3, wee Bar
bara Harnig, flirted her big eyes and
peeked out from her enveloping veil,
while she twisted her brand-new wed
ding ring and tried to manage a
bouquet almost as larse as herself. All
in white satin was the wee bride, and
a white-robed minister, Joe Pigney,
with an obvious interest in the pretty
bride, gave the twain his blessing as
they knelt on a huge cushion.
Among the guests was one labeled
"a rejected suitor," and on him the
bride bestowed her sweetest smiles.
After the ceremony the guests marched
'round and showered congratulations on
Mr. and Mrs. Thumb, while a chorus
of well-trained children's voices rang
out in wedding music Margarita Hay
was maid of honor. Jack Dorais the
best man. the bridesmaids were Esther
Green, Aileen Monks. Janette Baird and
Hernia Pond: the flower girls. Eliza
beth St. Clair. Irene Bruner. Helen
Peilschneidcr and Virginia Baird, and
the ushers. Hans Nordmuk, Leonard
Blakely and George Lewis.
Elderly Talr Sing at Reeeptlon.
Vernon Bruner and Dorothy Pigney
were the bride's parents and Winsor
and Rowan Gale were Grandpa and
Grandma Thumb. Later, at the recep
tion, this elderly couple sang, and so,
too. did the bride's grandparents,
enacted by Jean Hatten and Ben Harris.'
To the reception came other guests, who
beautifully danced the minuet.
These Colonial dancer folk were
Teon Drews. Heimen Broslow, Joseph
Delgard. James Olvens, Aileen Lewis,
Edna Wentz. Emily Nelson. Maud Muel
ler. Bernice Mitchell, Isabel! Kennedy,
John Bell. Joseph Heim, John Duftteld,
Clarence Ryley: Helen Botitrager. Jo
hanna Vreeland, ThelmaUentley, Edna
Helzer. Louise Church and Beatrice
Little Girl's Dances Please.
One of the artistic sensations was
series of dances beautifully presented
by Mildred Keats. Marjorie Leets re
cited and Laura Shay and Winnifred
Evans were exquisite in the rose dance.
Under the direction of Mrs. Alex Rid
dell five Scotch lassies gave a spirited
dance. The dancers were Frances Han
rahan. Margaret Mathie, Lila Mathie,
Tootsie Williamson and Margaret Mc
Culloch. with William Gray piping mer-
rily. Corinne Buck, a talented little
girl, recited: Marie and Irene Watson
gave a Dutch specialty, and little Mar
tha Fimmel was a Hollandaise treat. A
beautifully trained Spanish dance was
given by Catherine Barnes. Margherita
Cappa, Mary Lee, Mildred Wright, Ger
trude Lanning. Peggy Phillips, Grace
Pick, Madalena Cappa, Genevieve Gra
ham, Virginia Wilson. Edna Dowllng
and Margaret Hudleson.
Under the direction of Miss Krammer
a bevy of sailor lads danced gayly.
singing later with a group of sailor
lassies, and finished with a most at
tractive specialty. These dancers in
cluded: Sailors Dean Hunter, Milton Prink,
Arthur Erlckson, Harold Graham,
Donald McPherson, Clark Melton,
Samuel Nodelraan, Chestus Young, Lafe
Pfeifer, Robert Gesell, George Roberts,
Maidens Gertrude Lanning. Cath
erine Barnes, Grace Pick. Madalena
Cappa. Margherita Cappa, Mary Lee,
Genevieve Graham, Peggy Phillips,
Mildred Wright. Margaret Hudleson,
Edith Wenben. Gladys Johnston.
A ribbon drill was given by 70
children from the Shattuck School,
under Robert Krohn's direction. A
double quartet, directed by William H.
Boyer. sang delightfully.
Preceding all the good things Gov
ernor Withycombe spoke earnestly and
encouragingly of the purpose and merit
of the child welfare movement. He Is
an ex-offico member of the commission
and came from Salem expressly to be
present at the entertainment. Gov
ernor Withycombe was introduced by
Commissioner Brewster. The Heilig
Theater was donated for the benefit
through the instrumentality of George
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$5 to $7.50 the best of it in value. -
We are able to give these values simply
because of our mill-to-man method of doing
Here you pay only one profit elsewhere
you pay three or more. Worth while looking
into, don't you think?
Come and see the
New Spring Suits .
$15 $20- $25
Woolen Mill Store
Third and Stark Third and Morrison
GOAST LINE ASSURED
Twohy Brothers to Complete
Road From Grants Pass.
Llg-ht Lines Id Map Show Exlntliiff
Lines of Southern Pacific; Heavy
Lines Show Proposed Road.
$5,000,000 TO BE SPENT
Road or 01 Miles Connecting With
Crescent City to Open Up Vast
Area Kich in Soil, Timber
and Mineral Resources.
("Continued FTom First Page.)
Br!!n Is the home of nearly one-third of
Germau:i moi liita 609 music schools.
that Crescent City will subscribe for
a similar amount and that the timber
interests to be benefited by the work
will buy a similar amount.
Preliminary to the transaction
through which Twohy Bros. . will un
dertake to complete the road, C. A.
Coolidge. of Portland, made an expert
examination of the property and sub
mitted a detailed report to the people
of Grants Pass.
Connecting Link Optioned
The line as projected runs in a gen
erally southwesterly direction through
Josephine County 45 miles to the state
line and thence in the same general
direction through Del .Norte ounty.
California. 2 miles to a connection
with the Crescent City & Smith River
Railway, which is under option to me
nrnmnterx for $200,000. This line is
10 miles long, making the total length
of the line 91 miles.
Rights-of-way have Deen securea ior
about 50 miles ol tne line.
richts-of-way include tilings
maos oi tne survey
The comnany owns about a acres oi
terminals in Grant Pass, worth about
5.000. No terminals nave Deen pro
cured at Crescent City, except tnose
owned bv the Crescent City & Smith
River Railway. Additional water
frontage will be required on which a
wharf can be constructed.
The constructed line rrom uranis
Pass to Wllderville on the Applegate
River is over a gently rolling country
n the Roarue River alley. Tne worn
is light with the exception of two
miles on the summit, which i on the
ridge between the Rogue River and
Mineral Wealth Exists.
The Illinois River Valley, which will
be opened up by the new railroad out
of Grants Pass, is a region of unusual
richness. As far back as the early
"fifties" the town of Kerbyville, or
Kerby as it is now known, was the
largest town in Oregon, and between
1854 and 185 the placers of Althouse
Creek. Sucker Creek, Houlton Creek and
other tributaries of the Illinois, poured
Into Kerbyville more than 30,000.000.
The early operations were all in
placers and the remoteness of the
field from transportation made it im
possible to do much with the countless
millions of tons of low-grade ore that
can be found In all directions from
Kerby. A few miles southwest of the
Kerby gold district there are immense
deposits of copper ore. so rich that for
years thousands of tons annually have
been hauled by wagon over the tor
tuous mountain roads to reach rail
transportation at Grants Pass.
The coming of the railroad, with
cheap transportation, will make it
possible to develop both the low-grade
gold properties and the high-grade
Adjacent to, and running into the Illi
nois Valley proper, are immense tracts
of fine sugar pine, cedar and fir and
a continuation of the line to the Pacific
Coast opens up an immense redwood
Great Potential Wealtk Noted.
While mining and timber are ex
pected to be great wealth producers
when the railroad reaches the Illinois
Valley, equally important are the agri
cultural, dairying and horticultural
possibilities of the valley.
For miles up and down this valley
for which Kerby, Is the geographical
and commercial center, and along
countless little streams which empty
into the Illinois, there Is an Immense
acreage of rich fruit and garden land
waiting only transportation to make
it commercially profitable. For min
ing, lumbering, dairying or diversified
farming it is declared there is no
other virgin field of similar area and
richness within 1000 ml lee of Portland.
The new road will pass within 16
miles of tile famous Josephine Caves.
which are said to be even more re
markable in their subterranean forma
tion than the famous Mammoth wave
of Kentucky. -
the first thunder storm of the season
Saturday about 3 P. M. During the
storm lightning struck a pole at
Fourth and Klamath streets carrying
feed wires of the California-Oregon
Power Company. A number of fuses
were burned out and the Court House,
First National Bank. High School and
other buildings nearby were without
lights for a short time.
VANCOUVER PLANS TO'SAVE
Council to Share All Expenses
Avoid $14,651 Deficit Faced.
Klamath Falls Has Thunder Storm.
KLAMATH FALLS. Or.. April B.
(Special.) Klamath Falls experienced
VANCOUVER, Wash., April E. (Spe
cial.) Vancouver tonight was put on
the economy list in city government
and, if plans of the city council carry,
a saving of $7000 is to be made this
The council found at its meeting to
night that if the present running ex
penses of the government continue, the
city would be in debt at the end of
1915 fully $14,651. An immediate de
cislon was made to retrench, following
the report of the street committee,
which was adopted, thus saving 17242
The city will reduce its street force
by five men; it will cut off the heads
of two patrolmen; it will sell two
teams; will remove all street lights ex
cept the 70 already contracted for, and
remove the sexton from the cemetery
to the police force.
The report was made by H. B. Steel,
Miles R. Smith and James J. Padden.
GRADE NEARLY FINISHED
WIIXAMBTTB - PACIFIC TUNNELS
TO BE READY SOON.
VICTORY IS HELD NEEDLESS
Ex-President Taft Says World Court
Is Needed With Peace.
BOSTON, April 5. Ex-President Taft,
in an address before the New England
Woman's Club today, said that a con
structive peace in Europe would be
possible, if neither side won decisively,
because the ylctor would realize that
permanent peace would depend on his
terms being just.
"'I believe," he said, "that a practical
constructive peace is ne that shall
provide an International court for the
settling of International disputes."
Neat, attractive, lasting,
sanitary, efficient Shur-On
Eyeglass Mountings are all
an eyeglass can be when we
adjust them. '
On and off with one hand
without soiling the lenses.
Your friends are discard
ing old-style mountings and
having their lenses placed in
We take care of your eyes
in the way of lens changes
for one year from date of
purchase. No extra charge
for this service.
209-10-11 Corbett Bldg, Fifth and
Morrison, Second Floor
Portland's Oldest and Largest Ex
clusive Optical Place
Railway Between Eugene - and Marsh'
Arid Will Be Completed to Mapleton
This Year, It Ia Thought.
EUGENE. Or.. April 5. (Special.)
The grading of the Wlllamette-Pacinc
between Eugene and Marsnnem is s
per cent complete. The last of the
eight tunnels will be completed in two
weeks. Three miles of piling across
the smaller Coast lakes is under way,
and the 650-foot steel bridge across the
Siuslaw River will be commenced at
Such were the announcements of H. P.
Hoey, assistant engineer of the South
ern Pacific, who is in charge of the
Completion of the line to Mapleton
this year is intended.
Oood progress has been made on the
2200-foot bridge across Coos' Bay. Five
of the piers are completed. A diver
has been brought from San Francisco
to-assist In the sinking of the huge
The grading will be completed in less
than two months, says Mr. Hoey.
Porter Bros., contractors, are concen
trating their forces on the construc
tion of the piling across the arms of
Tsiltcoos, Tahkenitch and Ten-Mile
Less than 60 feet of rock remain be
tween the headings in the long tunnel
No. 7. Crews are working both ways.
The tunnel is 4300 feet long. Less than
this amount remains in No. 8, a shorter
tunnel. These complete the tunneling.
ent of the Oregon Power Company,
credits his life to the pluck of Mrs.
Alton Hampton, a prominent Eugene
clubwoman and. musician, who with
her bare hands this morning pulled
him from a high-power electrical wire
which he had grasped by mistake.
Mr. Burke was making repairs on a
motor in a pumping station at the
Hampton home on Fairmount Heights.
He was standing on wet ground and
when he touched the bare conductor
he formed a circuit. Mrs. Hampton
was standing on a wooden platform
above him, and as he received the vol
tage he shouted to her for assistance.
She did not hesitate.
"He got hold of the wire and 1 sim
ply pulled him off," explains Mrs.
Hampton modestly. "It didn't hurt me
a bit 1 didn't etop to be afraid."
WORK COSTS 20 MILLIONS
Street and Sewer Improvements
Reach $20,673,364, Report Says.
Street and sewer Improvements in
Portland represent an expenditure of
$20,673,364.14, . according to a state
ment issued yesterday by City Auditor
Barbur following the completion of an
audit of the city's bond lien dockets.
The audit has required the services of
four men since September.
Of the total cost of the improve
ments, property owners have paid
$7,209,764. The rest has been paid un
der -the city's bonding system. The
property owners, instead of paying
cash for improvements, give liens on
their propersy and have 10 years in
which to complete payments.
CAMPAIGN TO BE PLANNED
Give Your Home a
For a v very trifling sum paid in easy
monthly or weekly installments, you may
give your loved ones a Talking Machine that
will furnish enjoyment for years and years
' to come. Compared with other investments
such a purchase will bring the greatest
return possible to be obtained. Accept this
Special Victrola Offer
As an example of what may be obtained
at The Wiley B.-Allen Co., the following
Special Offer will be of great interest: A
$75 Victrola, together with 24 selections on
twelve 10-inch double-faced Black Victor
Records, and selling for 75 cents each all
delivered to your home for only
Terms, $1.75 a Week
Other Victrola Outfits and Combinations as Low as $19.59 on
Extremely Small Payments.
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.
rare l-m vhru a
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.
County Republican Committee
Meet In Tacoma Thursday.
PLUCKY WOMAN SAVES MAN
Electrician at Eugene Grasps High-
Powered Wire by Mistake.
V.TTfiKNE. Or.. AdHI 6. (Special.)
Frank Burke, electrical superintend- of the work of the last Legislature,
TACOMA. 'Wash.. April 5. (Special.)
Calls were issued for a meeting here
Thursday night of Republican county
and legislative office-holders and mem
bers of the county campaign commit
tee to discuss general 1916 campaign
clans. One feature will be a resume
particularly as regards the May caucus
bill. This measure, which sanctions
party primaries to adopt platforms to
which candidates will be pledged, was
passed as a result of the Republican
state platform plank favoring more
party responsibility. The best means
for working out the new law will be
Among the speakers will be Louis
F. Hart, Lieutenant-Governor; Millar
T. Hartson, state chairman; S. A. Per
kins, James McNeely, State Representa
tives, and James H. Davis and Guy
alleged In her complaint that ah and
her husband have quarreled continue
Mrs. Kullen, Centralia, Gets Decree.
CENTRALIA. Wash., April 6. (Spe
cial.) Mrs. Elizabeth Kulien Friday
was granted a divorce in the Lewis
County Superior Court from Martin
Kulien, a prominent resident of this
city, and. In addition, received the cus
tody of her 8-year-old daughter and
alimony. The Kuliens were married in
mid-ocean on June 23, 1905. Mrs. Kulren
II. A. Cameron, of Knappa, Dies. .
KELSO. WaBh., April 5 (Special,) .
II. A. Cameron, an early settler at
Knappa, Or., passed away several daya
ago, after a lingering illnene. lie was
a native of Nova Scotia, coming West .
in 1881, when he settled at Knappa.
where he continued to reside until
about five years ago, when he removed
to this section. .Since then he haa re
sided in Kelso. He was an elder in
the Presbyterian Church.
G. E. Boomer, Socialist Editor, Dies.
PORT ANGELES, Wash., April B. .
George E. Boomer, editor of the Penin
sula Socialist, and well known through
out the Paclno Northwest as a Socialist
speaker and organizer, died today of tha
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