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THE MORNING OREGOJCIATT, SATTJIITAY, ATRIIi IT, 1915.
Trial ot Case of Miss Myrtle
Davis Against O.-W. R. &
v. N. for $165,000 Opens.
FALL AT UNION IS BASIS
In Attempt to Impeach Pittsburg
Physician, Testifying for Plain
tiff, Defense Forces Admis
sions of ludue Intimacy.
Dr. M. J. Buck, a Pittsburg physi
cian, admitted on the witness stand in
Circuit Juilgro Morrow's court yesterday
that he accompanied Miss Myrtle Xavis,
a nurse, to Portland to give expert
testimony in her suit for $165,000
against the Oregon-Washington Rail
road & Navigation Company. The
railroad has summoned brakemen con
ductors, porters, detectives and xs
isengers from many different states to
prove that Dr. Buck traveled as the
husband of Miss Davis, whom he swore
yesterday was injured for life as a
result of falling- on the station plat
form at Union, Or., in 1911.
Miss Davis formerly was employed
by Dr. Buck in his Pittsburg sanitari
um. When she was Injured four years
ago she went to him for treatment.
Dr. Buck made a. deposition to be
submitted in the suit, but when the
trial was called ha appeared In person
Under cross-examination by ' Attor
ney Cochran for the railroad company.
Dr. Buck admitted yesterday morning:
that ho had traveled with Miss Davis
on the trip from Pittsburg: to Port
land. He also admitted that he had
occupied the earns room with her in a
hotel at Baker, Or. He added, how
ever, that he sat up all night and did
not go to bed.
Documentary Evidence Held.
The railroad company has not pre
sented its case. Yesterday's cross
examination was chiefly for the pur
pose of impeaching: Dr. Buck's testi
mony, and much of the railroad com
pany's evidence will be for the same
purpose. Besides the witnesses who
were on the trains on which, Dr. Buck
and Mies Davis came to Portland, much
documentary evidence is in the posses
sion of the railroad attorneys. Sleep-ins-car
tickets will be produced to
show that the couple occupied the same
oertn. tiio nolel register from Baker
will bo produced to show that they reg
istered, there as man and wife.
Miss Davis charges that her injuries
re due to the fact that the railroad
company did not have lights around
its station at Union. She says she
went to the station at midnight, Sep
tember 17. 1911, to meet a train, and
in the darkness fell down a. platform
Plaintiff Appears Calm.
During Dr. Buck's testimony. Miss
Davis sat beside her attorneys in the
courtroom yesterday. She was slightly
pale and. once or twice burlod her face
in her handkerchief. Otherwise she
rave no sign that the trend of the
examination had affected her.
Interest in the case was tense, fol
lowing Dr. Buck's admission on the
ta.nd yesterday morning. When court
adjourned for a recess in the middle
of tho afternoon. Judge Morrow warned
the audience against speaking to any
of the jurors about the case. His
words were an echo of Judge McGinn's
warning to jurors two days ago, when
he rebuked: "professional lobbyists" for
alleged attempts to "worm their way
into the confidences of the jurors."-
'I must warn everybody especially
against speaking to any member of
the jury about this case while court
is adjourned. If I find anyone is doing
this, I will make an example of him,"
said Judge Morrow.
registered from Grand Dalles at the
C. W. Brainerd, of Cleveland, is at the
Portland with his wife and daughter.
J. G. McDonald, of Saskatoon. Sask.,
Is a tourist registered at the Perkins.
T. . W. Chaffee and Mrs. Chaffee, of
Bvanston. 111., are tourists registered"
at the Portland,
Fred Bloch, proprietor of the Pendle
ton Hotel, formerly with the Oregon, is
staying at the latter hostelry.
J. M. Haddox, manager of the Pacific
Coa6t division of the American District
Telegraph time clocks, is at the Seward.
Mr. and Mrs. William McAdoo, Jr.,
Miss Peggy McAdoo, Mr. and Mrs. Will
lam Wallace and Jay Wallace are a
party of Philadelphia tourists regis
tered at the Multnomah.
M. J. Slatke, assistant manager of the
Nortonia Hotel, leaves on the steamer
Northern Pacific for San Francisco to
day. Mr. Slatke will visit both the
California expositions and return to his
duties in two weeks.
The Bevs. J. E. Holmes, New Tork;
Herbert Scott, Zanesville, O.; C. M. Van
RETIRED CAPITALIST AND
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Jukn B. Harrington. .
John B. Harrington died at his .
residence. 495 East Davis street.
Thursday night, from the results
of a stroke of apoplexy, suffered
two months ago. He was born
in Portland 54 years ago and
lived here all his life, with the
exception of a few years' sojourn
In California. He was a well
known sportsman, having owned
the H. & R. Gun Reserve on Co
Mr. Harrington, who was a re
tired capitalist, is survived by his
widow, and three daughters.
Vera, Oris and Helen. He was a
member of tho Elks' lodge. Tho
funeral services will be held from
the family residence tomorrow at
2:30 P. M., and interment will
be In the Mausoleum at the Sell
PUBLICITY IS WON
Mr. Olmstead Tells of Bene-
fits of Rose Festival.
CITY ALSO IS BEAUTIFIED
Speaker Slakes Plea Before Itealty
Board for Development of Val
ley and Urges Co-operation
With State Bankers.
AIL MAY ADVISE FESTIVAL
BOARD ABOUT ftl EEX.
Every citUen of Portland is to
have an opportunity to assist the
Rose Festival Board in planning
for the election of the Queen and
Princesses who are to reign over
the coming Festival.
At the request of the directors
The Oregonian will receive writ
ten suggestions as to the best
method by which a Queen may be
chosen. The most meritorious of
those plans, will be published and
all letters will be turned over to
the Rose Festival Association for
final decision. Letters may be
addressed to Queen Contest Ed
itor, The Oregonian.
Pelt. Edward E. Shipley. Cincinnati;
D. R. Anderson, Chicago, and Miss
Frances Cochnower, of Cincinnati, are
a party registered at the Seward.
John Kendrick Bangs and Mrs. Bangs,
who have been staying at the Benson
while looking over Portland, during
which time Air. Bangs has delivered two
lectures, left on the Shasta Limited for
Tacoma and Seattle yesterday. Mr.
Bangs is not scheduled to speak until
he reaches Spokane.
R. F. R. Reynolds, of the United
States Forestry Service, Washington,
I. C, office, has arrived in Oregon to
survey homesteads in the National for
ests to enable the homesteaders to prove
up. This is the third year such work
has been done, a special appropriation
having been made by Congress.
CHICAGO. April 16. (Special.) Mr.
and Mrs. Maxwell White, of Portland,
are registered at the Great Northern.
REED ADDS TWO COURTS
Two Others Will Be Completed
( Shortly for Tennis Players.
Two of the four new tennis courts at
Reed College, built at a cost of approxi
raately $7500, have been completed and
the other two will bo finished in a few
days. The name of the donor of the
courts has been withheld at his request.
The courts have four inches of con
crete, covered with two inches of asphalt.
The college already has two other
courts similarly constructed. The new
courts will be equipped with the best
nets obtainable. They have also been
provided with concrete steps at each
side for the benefit of spectators.
K. F. Clason, of Flavel, is at the Cor
nelius. R. Cooper, of Spokane, is at the Cor
A. F. Coats, of Seattle, is at the Multnomah.
M. T. CConnell. of Winlock, is at the
K. O. Kennedy, of Moro,- is at the
J. E. Buck, of The Dalles, Is at the
John Chadwick, of Union, is at the
Joseph R. Thorpe, of Denver, Is at the
Charles McGinn, of Seattle, is at the
J. F. Galloway, of Eugene, is at the
Fred J. Johnson, of 'Astoria, is at the
P. L. Neil, of Boise, is registered at
E. R. AVolcott, of San Francisco, is at
D. M. Howard, of Warren, Pa., is at
C. Black, a merchant of Eugene, is at
Logan Jones, of Indianapolis, is at
J. T. Moore, of Davenport, Wash., Is
at tns canton. -
S. S. Gordon, a banker of Astoria, is
at the Imperial.
A. E. Walden. a capitalist of Detroit,
is at the Seward.
Henry Whittier, of Haverhill, Mass.,
13 at the Carlton.
R. 3. Shaw, a lumberman of Astoria,
IS at the Imperial.
II. C. Bruns, of Honolulu, is regis
tered at the Oregon.
Frank Woods is registered from La
Grande at the Perkins.
Harry T. Wallace, a merchant of Cor-
vallis, is at the Oregon.
Charles A. Murphy, of Pendleton, is
registerea at the Seward.
. I C. Thompson and L. R. Thompson.
tr Carlton, are at the Multnomah.
P. L. Grove, a business man of Beat
tie, is registered at the Cornelius.
Mr. and Mrs. A. Kennedy, of Victoria,
is. J., are staying at the Portland.
Mrs. Leon W. Curtis and daughter are
QUEEN PLANS PROPOSED
NOBLE MOTHERHOOD OR CHRIS
TIAN CHARACTER SUGGESTIONS.
Two Writers Discussing Choice of High
Priestess for Rose Festival Offer
Among the suggestions as to the
method of selecting a Queen for the
Rose Festival sent to The Oregonian
were two received yesterday which were
"Why not, instead of choosing youth
and beauty as in previous years," says
one writer, make a change and pay
tribute to the crown of motherhood?
Are queens always young and beautiful?
"I think history will prove that the
real Queens of nobility were mothers.
"We have here in Portland mothers
who have raised families and in the
meantime took an interest in the wel
fare of our city and state. Standing
out prominently as an example, I might
mention Abigail Scott Duniway, but you
who are older residents might be able
to suggest names of several of equal
wonmnesa ana prominence.
"With such a Queen attended by a
bevy of our girls, what could make a
mora beautiful and striking picture a
tribute to our rose and our Queen
The other writer says:
"Aek tho ministers, their wives and
officials of the churches to assist in the
choice of a worthy one, having herself
exercised in a good character and
worthy deeds to the benefit of others,
and . being. In addition to the Fame,
adorned with natural beauty to suit the
In the selection of her attendants nH
their costuming, the writer suggests
mat tne gins ne grouped about the
Queen as green leaves about a rose.
JOB CREATION QUESTIONED
Koartl Aould Put Defender and
Censor Clerk Under Civil Service.
Whether or not the City Council has
power to create a city position that is
not under clvjl service jurisdiction is
a question- to be investigated by the
Municipal Civil Service Board. City
Attorney LaRoche has ruled that the
Council has such power.
Involved in the case are the oosi
tions of public defender and secretary
to the Board of Motion Picture Censors,
both of which positions were created
recently by the Council. The Civil
Service Board contends that these po
sitions should be filled by civil service
Woman Accuses Husband.
Charged with following his wife to
the laundry where she was employed
and frightening her until she ran
screaming from tho place, Emigio
Crispo was arrested yesterday. Mrs.
Crispo charged him with threatening
to kill her.
Five years ago Crispo was arrested
on a statutory charge and sentenced to
three months in jail. When he had
served his time he married his present
wife, who was then 14 years old. Crispo
is an expressman. 7
That the principalbenefits to be de
rived from the Rose Festival are pub
licity abroad and beautification at
home was the assertion of Emery Olm
stead, president of the Rose Festival
Association, in an address before the
Portland Realty Board yesterday.
"Our publicity man figures that we
have brought the Rose Festival to the
attention of approximately 25.000,000
persons this year," said Mr. Olmstead.
"Articles advertising the festival have
been published in more than 3000 news
papers east of the Mississippi River.
Some of these have been half -page sto
ries. "In addition, 500.000 poster stamps
have been distributed by our merchants
and 11,000 posters have been placed in
railroad stations. Further publicity has
been received in moving-picture houses
and in the magazines.
All Costs Less Than Last Tear.
"All of this work has been accom
plished for less than the sum spent
"The city beautiful committee, by
working out its district plan with the
aid and help of the school children of
tho city, has encouraged the planting
of 65,000 rose bushes that will bear this
year, and the posting of prizes, also.
for general residential appearances will
serve to beautify yards materially."
Mr. Olmstead made a strong plea for
the improvement of the Willamette
Valley and umed the realtv men to
co-operate with the State Bankers' As
sociation toward that end.
"You can't build up the city without
building up the rural communities back
of it any more than you can ljft your
selves by your own boot-straps," he
Committee Is Authorised.
President Taylor was authorized to
appoint a committee to work toward
the end outlined by Mr. Olmstead. Mr.
Olmstead also explained how the pro
visions of the Federal reserve bank
act will help to bolster real estate
conditions throughout the country.
J. W. Kaste urged that the Realty
Board request the County Commission
ers to pave at least one mile of the
proposed 70 miles to be built under the
terms of the bond issue with wooden
blocks to ascertain whether or not
local material is feasible for such
construction. The matter was referred
to committee for investigation. John
E. Cronan was chairman of the day.
SHOW PROVISION IS ASKED
Manufacturers Trge Level Floor
Construction for Auditorium.
A delegation headed by David Dunne,
of the Manufacturers' Association, ap
peared before the City Council yester
day to urge the construction of a level
floor in the proposed public auditorium
building so that the building can be
used -for manufacturers' shows and
The City Council informed the dele
gation that the proposition would be
borne in mind when the time comes for
considering the details of construction.
WE HAVE BEEN TO
and San Diego
and are in position to
give the public reliable
and helpful information.
If you are contemplating
we will arrange an enjoy
able trip through Cali
fornia with stop-overs to
see the Fairs.
Two routes : Via El Paso
and Golden State Lim
ited ; or via Colorado and
Rocky Mountain Limited
LOW FARES FAST
TIME RAIL OR
Tickets, reservations, etc.
M. J. GEARY,
General Agent, Pass. Dept.,
Ill Third Street, Portland. Or.
Phones: Main 334. A 2666.
Delicious, Wholesome Candies on Sale Today at the Bargain Circle, First Floor
Take Luncheon in Our Beautiful Tea Room on Fourth Floor Prompt Service
Baby Carriages, Go
Carts, Bicycles, Tri
cycles, etc., in com
Headquarters for ath
letic goods of all kinds.
Olds, Wortman King
Reliable Merchandise Reliable Methods
Pacific Phone Marshall 4800
Home Phone A 231
Let us supply your
going-away needs at
lowest prices. Full
line Trunks, Suitcases,
Traveling Bags, etc.
Buy here and save!
DouMeTrading Stamps Todanjj
With All Cash Purchases of 10c or Over Made in
) Clothing & Furnishing Depts.
Also With Cash Purchases in Shoe Dept.
'EN'S AND BOYS' DAY for Double
Stamps! For today's selling we
have prepared a notable list of
special bargains for men and boys
in seasonable wanted merchandise. And in
addition to the low prices we will give
DOUBLE Trading Stamps with all cash pur
chases of Men's and Boys' Clothing and Fur
nishings, also in the Shoe Dept., Main Floor.
SAVE "S. & H." STAMPS and add to your
income! They're yours free for the asking.
New Silk Waists $2.49
Dainty Lingerie Waists $2.59
Second Floor A very special
offering for today. 300 smart,
new Waists of striped wash
silks or pongee. Many pretty
tailored effects some trimmed
with pockets, and pearl or ivory
buttons. High or low collars
and long or short sleeves. All
sizes in the lot. JJ ty Q
Special today at Vf7-
Second Floor Fancy Waists
and tailored effects of fine qual
ity marquisettes. Long and
short sleeves and low necks.
Trimmed with fine tucks, em
broidery and plaited frills.
Shown in white and flesh and
striped materials, and in all
sizes. Priced very CJO
special today at
Women's Silk Sweaters $5.00
Second Floor Shown in all popular colors, such as Kelley Green,
Cardinal, Copenhagen, etc. Smart belted styles,' with V-neck and
patch pockets. A complete range of sizes. Light tfj CZ ff
in weight and comfortable for Spring wear. Priced .pJJJ
Men's $5 Shoes $3.85
Main Floor Men's Button or Lace Shoes in black or
tan leathers. Made on conservative lasts or on the
popular English models. Shown in gunmetal calf
and vici kid stock. Regular $4.50 and
$5.00 Shoes. Special today, the pair
Latest Spring styles in patent, dull
calf, vici kid, satin and cravenette.
Various models, including many with
colored tops. Reg. $4 (JO Q g
and ?6 grades, the pair
Women's $5 Shoes Today $3.85 Pair
Button or lace styles with putty cloth toppings. Medium J?0 Off
short vamp. Special the pair ? y'vO
Drugs and Toilet Articles
' Standard Lines of Drugs and Toilet Requisites
Decisively Underpriced for Today's Selling.
Don't Fail to Supply Your Needs Here and Save
Five bars Ivory Soap, Qg
one bar Lurline Soap JLOC
Limit, six cakes to a customer.
No deliveries of Soap except
with other purchases made in
the Drug Department.
25c Hospital Cotton now at 1S0
50c Sanitary Napkins now
50c Phenolax Wafers now 350
25c Tooth Brushes now at 15i
25c Vel-Chamel for cleaning 150
25c Lyons' Tooth Powder 150
50c Sempre Giovine at only 280
50c D. & R. Cold Cream at 350
35c Fletcher's Castoria now 230
25c Packer's Tar Soap now 140
25c Corylopsis Talcum now 120
15c Toilet Paper, full 1500 sheets
to the roll, on sale now at 1 00
50c Hair Brushes now at 39c
$1.50 Hedden's Toilet Water $1
10c Fairskin Oatmeal Soap 70
50c Fitch's Hair Tonic at 350
50c Sterne's Rouge now at 280
75c Pompeian Mass. Cream 490
25c Lustrite Salve, Enamel, 1 80
25c Graves' Tooth Powder 150
25c Bathasweet now only 170
$2 Hot Water Bags
& Syringes, $1.25
Main Floor An extra special
offering for today. Splendid
quality Hot Water Bags and
Syringes grades usually sell
ing at ?1.75 and f Off
$2.00 Special at .pJLriJ
S HAS K0 EQUAL
Stop at the spe
cial booth and try
a glass of this
age. Special re
duced prices on
all sizes during
5c Emery Boards now only 20
10c Jergen's Old-Fashioned Gly
cerine Soap on sale at, cake, 70
Good grade Whisk Brooms 100
15c Pears' Unscented Soap 120
lc 4711 White Rose Soap 120
$1.00 Imported Bocabella Cas
tile Soap, priced, the bar, 650
10c Monkey Scouring Soap 50
10c Hand or Kitchen Sapolio 70
25c Massatla Tal. Powder 110
25c Imperial Talc. Powder 120
50c Dora Bourjois Powder 390
25c Petro, 1-pound jar, at 1O0
25c Denver Mud on sale at 150
50c size, 300; $1 size at 600
25c Pasteurine Tooth Paste 15
50c Cold Cream in jars at 28
25c Ricksecker's Cold Crm. 150
50c Swamp-Root now at 310
10c Fluff's Moquet, for hair, 50
Main Floor Special reduced
prices on Kleen-It Cloths today.
5c Kleen-It Cloths, each, 30
10c Kleen-It CloChs, each, 70
15c Kleen-It Cloths, each, 1O0
20c Kleen-It Cloths, each, 150
Drug Department, First Floor
One 25c size Maurine Hand Lo
tion with every empty Maurine
Cream Jar returned to the drug
Well-groomed, dainty, fair and
wholesome without any ap
pearance of make-up this is
.what every woman seeks. Mau
rine softens the skin and causes
disappearance of blackheads and
large pores. Visit the restrooms
on the second floor and receive
a FREE TREATMENT.
Sale Men's Trousers
Every Man Will Be
Interested in This
$3.00, $3.50 Grades $1.95
S4.QO, $4.5Q Grades $2.95
' Men's Store, Main Floor 211 pairs Men's and
Young Men's Trousers. Special lines from our
regular stock, grouped into two lots and decisively
underpriced for today. Famous makes. Among
the assortment are fancy cheviots in serviceable
colors, also novelty tweeds and cassimeres.
Shown in sizes from 28 to 50, waist measure.
Men's $3.00 to $3.50 Trousers on sale at $1.95
Men's $4.00 to $4.50 Trousers on sale at $2.95
1500 Men's $1.25 Shirts
Main Floor Extra good quality, cut in full stand
ard sizes. Wide range of fancy patterns, also
plain hairline cluster and candy stripes. Attached
stiff cuffs, plain and plaited bosoms or soft. French turnback cuffs.
Plain, plaited bosom in plain white, also turnback cuffs. Mad- O
ras, percale and new crepe cloth. Sizes 14 to 18. $1.25 Shirts OuC
Men's $1.25 Union Suits at 95c
Shown in 3 Different Styles
Main Floor Men's light-weight Ribbed Union Suits in sizes from
34 up to 50. Short sleeves, knee length sleeveless and knee length
or short sleeves and three-quarter length. Perfect in fit and finish.
Don't neglect to take advantage of this exceptional bargain. Q ff
Men's standard $1.25 Union Suits priced special for today ati'OC
Men's Soft and Stiff Hats
$2, $3, $3.50 and j?4
Main Floor The right Hat in the right shape
and right color. We have the Hat you are
looking for, at the right price!
SOFT HATS in blacks, blues, greens, etc.
All the new colors and shapes. Prices range
$2.00, $3.00 and $3.50.
STIFF HATS in the celebrated "Schoble"
and "Shedrain" makes waterproof and hold
their shapes always. All the new shapes.
$3.00 and $4.00.
BALMACAANS in checks and fancy mix
tures. $2.00 each.
BOYS' HATS Our showing is the most com
plete to be found anywhere in Portland. All
the smartest new shapes are here in leading
colors. Prices 50c to $6.50. jp '
Sale Boys9 Norfolk Suits
$7.50 Grades $5.62
$15 Grades $9.98
Boya Store. Main Floor These Kplen
did Suits are all from a our regular
stock and the patterns and fabrics are
very desirable. Pants are full lined
and coats cut in good roomy sizes.
Shown in fancy tweeds, homespuns
and worsteds. Sizes for boys 6 to 18.
LOT 1 Boys' Norfolk Suits selling
heretofore at $7.50. On J?ff JO
special sale today atV'-'0
LOT 2 Boys Norfolk Suits 6cllinjr
heretofore at $8.50. On O ff
special sale today at JOU
LOT 3 Boys' Norfolk Suits sell-
injr heretotore at ffZ.7 Sd Si
$10.00. Special at
LOT 4 Boys' Norfolk Suits sell
ing at $12.5
ing at $12.50. $13.50 OQ Q O
Child's $5 Russian Suits $2.98
Boys' $5 Sturdy School Suits, Special $4.98
Main Floor Children's Russian
style Suits in serges, worsteds
and tweeds. Ages 2 V4 to 7 years.
$ 5.00 Russian Suits now $2.98
$ 8.50 Russian Suits now $4.48
$10.00 Russian Suits now $0.48
Main Floor Boys' splendid
School Suits with full knicker
bockers. Serviceable, roujfh ma
terials in sizes from 9 to lo years.
Regular $5.00 Suits now $3.95
Regular $7.50 Suits now $4.98
Last Day of Demonstration & Sale
Third Floor Today the expert will prepare a complete meal with a Wear
Ever Double Roaster and using only one burner of gas. Don't fail to
attend this very interesting demonstration and bring your friends with you.
$2.20 Set of 3 Pieces $1.35
Utensils and regular retail prices, as
shown. Total value of the set is $2.20. Don't fail to take JJ f Off
advantage of this remarkable bargain. $2.20 Set for only yxtiiO