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About Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 9, 1915)
TTTE BrOIWfltfG OREGOXTAN. MONDAY, ATTQrST 9, 1915.
HOST OF BUYERS IS
TO ARRIVE TODAY
Vanguard Reaches Portland
Early and Large Force
Expected for Week.
CHORUS GIRLS AND MUSICAL COMEDY STARS WHO HAVE SET
PORTLAND A-EYINC AT UAKLMi SlBttl mvuc.
OLD CUSTOMERS RETURN
City Called Trade Center for Vast
Jtrxlon In Pacific Xortlrsrest
and Keeord "0e!r-atlon Are
Promised I Tom Tar Point.
rnn;RMMK roH orr.io or
t i i:r.v wi:i:k touat.
Registration" throughout tho
day t headquarters at the
Chamber of Commerce and Is
suance of credentials to visiting
Informal reception at o'clock
tnnlcht In the green room of the
Chamber of Commerce, lor visit
ing merchants, their wives and
families: W. F. Woodward, chair
man of reception committee.
Address of welcome by Mayor
Albee and programme of music
followed by refreshments.
-Portland Is. after all. th natural
trade center for retailers all over the
Pacific Northwest as far back as the
Rocky Mountains." said S. T. George,
of Echo, who arrived In Portland yes
terday In the vanguard of the guests
who will be entertained by Portland
wholesalers and Jobbers during Buyers'
Wrfk, which begins today.
"If a man shuts his eyes and rambles
along anywhere west of the Rockies
In the I'aclllc Northwest, he's prac
tically certain to walk right Into Port
land, and that Is the fact that is mak
ing Buyers' Week pull customers from
ail over the Inland Empire."
Judging from the opening tide of
travel to Portland for Buyers' Week.
Jlr Uenrce is pretty nearly correct In
his statements, and. according to all
appearances, retailers from all over the
Pacific Northwest are rambling Into
Portland: not. however, with their eyes
shut, but with them wide open to ex
amine the stocks that the great whole
ante house of this city have to offer
Raw to Begla Early Today.
The registration of the visiting buy
ers began Saturday with many "early
birds." and while the registration head
quarters at the Chamber of Commerce
were not open yesterday, a great num
ber of other early arrivals were regis
tered at the hotel of the. city yester
day. The actual rush of Buyers' Week
will begin this morning, and the regis
tration is expected to Increase steadily
until past the middle of the week.
The first arrivals are the retailers
from Eastern Oregon and Washington,
from Idaho. Montana and Nevada. East
ern Oregon, of course, has the strong
st representation In the list of the
early arrival. Merchants of the Wil
lamette Valley and of Southwestern
Washington, who are within a day of
Portland, will be running In at almost
any time throughout the week.
I'julera Oregoni Delegatloa Large.
-In the section I came from." said
Jlr. George, "there la great Interest In
Buyers" Week, and there will be a
pretty complete representation of the
merchants from Eastern Oregon cities.
1 believe. This Is the nrt time I have
attended, but I should have been here
lat year had my health permitted.
-Representatives from Eastern whole
rale houses are active In the field In
the Inland Empire, but I believe that
Portland baa the advantage, and th
additional pull of the Buyers' Week
will swing a great proportion of th
trade this way, which la It natural
Among the first delegate to arrive
Saturday was Mrs. I. P. Fish, of To
ledo, who Is a charter member Jtt the
Buyers Association and on of th old
est customer. Mrs. Fish and her hus
band are In general merchandise and
millinery In Toledo, having been there
for the past 21 years.
Weeaaa Bays Her SI Tears.
It Is Mrs. Fish's pride that she ha
been a customer of the Lowengart Mil
linery Company for :i year, and is th
oldest continuous customer of the firm.
Her husband was In th Civil War, and
Is an active and prominent member of
the Urand Army of the Kepoblic
The entertainment features of the
Buyers' Week will begin with the In
formal reception to the visiting buyers,
their wives and families, at the Cham
ber of Commerce tonight. W. F. Wood
ward will be chairman of th evening,
and the address of welcome will be
given by Mayor Albee. A musical pro
gramme will be followed with refresh
ments. Th entertainment for tomorrow em
bodies a smoker for the men at the
Chamber of Commerce and a theater
party at th Heilig for th women.
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CYCUST HURLED AT CAR
torge IVcrncr Is Pltcticd Across
Track, bnt Motorman Sam.
In negotiating a quick turn to avoid
eoUI.Mon with a streetcar at East Six
teenth and Clinton street last yester
day, a motorcycle, said to have been
traveling at a rate of nearly ii miles
x an hour, skidded 2J feet, throwing on
of the riders directly before the wheels
of th car. which stopped In time to
prevent killing th man. Harry Paul,
driver of the motorcycle, waa arrested
by Patrolman Utienberg. who waa on
the rar and saw the accident, on a
charge of reckless driving.
Oeorg Berner. of JsO'i Jefferson
street, aged is. an employe of the
Krenlng Telegram, who waa riding on
the rear seat of the motorcycle, was
taken to the Good Samaritan Hospital,
suffering from a badly strained neck
and a deep scalp wound.
Bernera head waa across th rails
lens than a foot from th front wheels
of th car. If the car had been going
at a rapid speed it Is almost certain he
would have been killed. Th motor
cycle waa going south on Sixteenth
street, and when' Paul saw th car be
evidently put on an extra burst of
speed In an endeavor to shoot In front
of It. Th speed was too great for the
motorcycle to hold the road, and It
kidded toward th car.
Penitentiary Ofriclal Bie.
WALLA WAIXA. Wash.. Aug. 8.
(Special.) Word of th death at Ta
rona of Edward McDonnell, aged 71.
reached here yesterday. A native of
Ireland, b came her In 1S73 and en
gaged In firming and sheepraislng.
1-ster h lived In Colnmbla and Spo
kan counties, but returned here and
wa appointed stward at th peniten
tiary nd later chief right turnkey.
l waa prominent In "democrat k!
1 olive Dale, of the Chora la "Dsn
ring Araild." a Dorothy- Vale, mt
the Chorus. Showing forks Whleh
. Have a Wide Popularity Aaaong the
boras lilrla. S Klleea Melysjeas.
One of the Principals of the Cast.
4 Mary Ho baa a. Another Principal.
Who Is Knitting gocka for Soldiers.
3 Mae Dealy. lageaae. Who Haa a
Nweetheart at the Froat la Flaadera.
BENSON PLAN LIKED
Business Men Approve City
BIG SAVING PREDICTED
Grant r Full Authority and Care
ful Selection for Right 3lan Is
Declared Essential to Suc
cess of Swsgeted Method.
Th plan of 8. Benson to appoint a
city manager and handle th affairs of
th municipality in th sam efficient
manner that private affair ar con
ducted, in the belief that it would
save th city hundreds of thousand of
dollars, meets with the approval of
many of the representative business
men of th city. '
While it Is recognised that som dif
ficulty Ilea In th way of reorganising
the city government lata th -business
manager" form. It ia tho generally ex
pressed opinion that such a system
would b as great an advance over the
commission form of government, as
the commission form Is held to be over
the old aldermanle form.
-If th laws could be so changed,
say A. H. Dvr. -and tho charter so
rearranged that w could Install a city
manager, who wouldn't have to be
subjected to an elaborate system of
check and counter-checks, a I the
case In all present forms of city and
county government and which would
hamper him Immeasurably in bis work.
I believe that the plan would be a
Plaa Theaght Cd Oae.
"There la no question that If th right
man war placed In charge he would
save th city a great deal of money
and administer a far mors efficient
government than w can hope for un
der ny other form.
"It is possible to change the char
ter and the laws to provide for the
operation of th city government with
central authority and central responsi
bility as a private business is operated
and I believe that this system would
be found to be a great improvement if
it could be adopted."
C. C Colt, president of the Chamber
of Commerce, expressed a similar opin
ion about th Benson plan.
-I see that Mr. Benson did me the
1 1 . . H.MtlMn m& mm m nns
sible successful business manager for
tne City. vnmie sui.il a vmwt "
- . 1 1 . V. 1 W anhrA A 9 mV til.
cllnatlon. laying aside the personal
. . 1 !!-.. k. n
feature toucnea upon. uchcto
Mr. Benson's plan Is excellent. It
would be naturally a matter of getting
the right man for the place after the
system had been reorganised, but with
the right sort of man In office It would
prove moat effective.
Fall Anthority Favored.
-The commission form of government
which is a decided advance in munici
pal systems of government, depends
primarily upon the sort of man pro
cured for the place and this would be
true of any other system.
-I believe, however, that responsibil
ity for governmental administration
should be placed In s few hands as
possible, and eliminating as far as
possible the checks that hamper a. man
in performance of his work. . John
Yeon's success ss roadmaster wss due
largely to the liberty of action that
was given him, as well as to his nat
"It is the same way In city govern
ment. If the management of affairs
were placed in the bands ft one man
of recognised ability, with as few
strings as possible on htm to hamper
his action. I believe the results would
be Ideal In efficiency and economy." .
Veteran to Have Bxcnrslon.
VANCOUVER. Wash.. Aug. . (Spe
cial.) The members of General Jo
Wheeler Camp. United Spanish War
Veteran of Camas, have planned to
hold an excursion to Bonneville. Sun
day, August 2. They have chartered
the steamer Kellogg, which leaves the
dock In Portland at T A. M.. on that
date. Vancouver st I A. M., and Camas,
about A. M. .
Scout Toung Camp, of Portland, and
John Barlow Camp, of Vancouver, have
been Invited to attend.
OARING STYLES 1IJ
TOWN THIS WEEK
Chorus Girls Bring Latest New
York Fads and Fancies
Along on Their Tour.
MEN'S SOCKS IN VOGUE
Many Members of 'Danclns Around'
' Cart Cse I-elsiire to Knit for
British Forces In Flanders,
Where They Hare Friends.
If new stS'les. with a piquant touch
strange to Portland eyes, have at
tracted attention on city streets for
the past few days, it has not meant
that staid Portland has fallen under
the spell of Dame Fashion In her most
extravagant mood. The explanation Is
found In the presence of chorus girls
of Al Jolson's company, fresh from a
four weeks' vacation tour of the Cal
ifornia fairs, but with sll the new
wrinkles In metropolitan styles direct
from little ol N" Yawk.
Some-of the quirks of style are qune
Ji w I r ktl K n l-rtllr O- WnmPTl in th
u i i . ,ub i j " " n
chorus are not afraid to wear them.
"What's the use of having siyiea n
nobody wears "em r asked one. point
They will be here a week, during
tmA PnrManH wnmen and men
who see the girls off the stage will
nave an opportunity iw nu ...
they, themselves, might wear if they
were chorus girls in direct touch with
Glimpse of Men's Socks Seen. '
Dorothv Vale of thel chorus In Al
Jolson's musical offering. "Dancing
Around." pranced lightly down the
steps leading from tne senate nuiei
where she was staying, with others of
.w. X rlrirf nf Hark silk.
from the voluminous folds of which
could have been rasnionea exactly 10
sains in mo "ijw " - -
past, billowed upward, and revealed
not only a aainiy pair ui
Regular socks they were. too. of
white silk with a curly-cue design
running up the side. They were men's
socks, also. .,
"It's cheaper,'' she confided. Why
pay a dollar for socks made for
women, when one can get Just as good
i M-n unfit, fnt SO rents?"
There was logic to that, but also a
Principals Tint Yet Approve.
. "We get size 9." she said. "We can't
get anything smaller, except once in
a while we can get size IU. It sounds
i.rnhin for in stockings we never get
such large sizes at least by such large
They meaning the girls or the
i - K-u- Ka-h wBrlnir tnrltfl since
LIIVI UO ,1J -- -
May, and will continue to do so until
October. They are comionaoie, wu.
t1 v. t. Xff-- VnlA'a wnrri for it-
Will the style be generally adopted
It inn t universal yet in mo wuuipoiij
of "Dancing Around."
mt j . i klnir ar ft 1 h t nrlnclnal
A uvil . hi i iii " " J . I
are wearing them," pondered the young
woman. j uu icr, n
have to start things, and if they like
'em, they take the credit of originat
ing them." -
Er-r. begging your pardon, but how
are they held up?" was asked.
Small. Bands Are Vaed. ,
"Wbth small bands of rubber." was
u - ....,. "tinm. n f the eirla wear
regular garters, like men, but I don't
l;ke them. ,
i -- .. A h. manv In t h rait
UUBiy B u JJ l.av u . . j
of "Dancing Around" spend their time
between intermissions in i cumi om
knitting socks for soldiers. Mary Rob-
p ... univnnr Mn nr
full uu j - "
women, are English and have many
- . . . i . I n..lu In.
incnas at tne xronw. wi "
genue, has had several Canadian friends
killed in buttle, and has one particu
lar friend, a Captain in the Canadian
expeditionary force. In Flanders.
Strangely, her song-hit In the show Is,
"Never, Mever, tvever i rum ou.moi.
Tiv.K- arts making ud a fine bill.
began the' week yesterday at the Em
press Theater, t which Sunday will
continue to be the opening day here
after. The 1916 Cabaret Revue is a
brisk beadliner. with a little dancer
in pink and blue chiffon and DODDiy
brown curls, who does a numner 01
p-i-.ofui and attractive dances with
Oeorge Lamb, another charming terpsl-
They have s a motif for their gay
one llu iiiB " j " o .
of a stranded theatrical troupe, audi
this one is managed oy u. . oKinner.
who, with the aid of a funny "coon"
with a good voice, creates an abund
ance of comedy. Madame Duwee. who
"would give 11,000.000 to be - hostess
to a king." is a pleasing personality,
with a song or two and loads of en
thusiasm. Harriet Monsln sings and
A contrsst from the rest of the bill
Is Rev. Frank Gorman, who shares
honors with the headline act. "The
ci i T.HAn with his sweet tenor
voice and high-class songs, still charms
c-.ii. v-nH.ii Pnrtlnnd'ii challenger
for heavyweight" championship battles.
appears witn .ari juiodub, ei-anii.i
heavyweight champion of the Pacific
- . Dtyt man. arm lnrnl And hSVfi
wuaaw aj"l.i H. v
received honors all over the country,
and their act seems particularly pop
ular with the masculine faction of
the audience. A1 Harrington, "the
crazy Janitor," although a good com
edian, is outaone Dy nis cieer
. i -i j V. n witn thnlr tricks
iraiucu uueo, " "'t .-. -- -
and super-canine feats, are no end of
. ct.llrlncrltf rmmWmWi. nrA the Italian
Street Musicians, with their songs,
Jokes ana nana organ, ine unuouanj
gifted ventriloquist. Dave Rafael,
ushers in and gives speech and humor
to scads of funny dummy characters
in a rural, setting. "The Flying La
Mars." two spangly creatures, balance,
tumble and perform some graceful and
entertaining acrobatic feats."
LONG ANXIETY IS ENDED
CHARLES MARIAS HEARS FROM
RELATIVES rS WAR ZONE.
Slater and Nleee Have Harrowing Ei-
. perlence Wfeen Germans Bombard
Dnnklrk Xepaew Is at Front.
Charles Marias, 574 East Ash street,
resident of Portland for years since
leaving France, yesterday was re
lieved, through letters, of an anxiety
of months over the safety of his sister
and her son and daughter who were
lost sight of after the first bombard
ment of Dunkirk In April. The letters
contained enclosures and showed the
son to be with his regiment on the
firing line, while the mother and
daughter are safe in Paris.
Mr. Marias' niece, Vlctorine Marias,
was on the streets of Dunkirk when,
in April, the Germans first began
dropping . bombs into the city from
their positions nine miles distant. She
was struck by a fragment of flying
cement and rendered unconscious for
hours. Upon recovery, she took her
aged mother and boarded a refugee
train for Paris, the brother, Charles
Marias, being already on the firing
On June 16. the letter reads, a com
munication was received from Charles
Marias at the front saying that his
regiment, the Eighth Territorial, had
had hard fighting, and that the few
who were left of their number would
recuperate for a week at Dunkirk.
Arrangements had been made for his
mother and sister to return tempo
rarily to their deserted home and
spend the time In reunion. Vlctorine
and her aged mother arrived In Dun
kirk on June 21 only to find them
selves alone and helpless in a city of
the wildest -distraction, due to the
Germans having suddenly resumed
bombardment. The brother and his
regiment had returned hurriedly to
their positions in the trenches. As the
r o.-ino- vi-
torine Jed her mother to their former
home, where the two took sneuer in
the basement. Here, for nearly 30
hours, without water or food, the
mother, aged 70, and the daughter,
aged 19.' watched and waited alone
while the explosions from German
windows and furni
ture over their heads. On the evening
of the second aay nosmmes reiajeu
and they were rescued by the captain
of their brother Charles' company, and
later reunited. -
VISITORS MISS AUTO TRIP
Eax Experts Arrive Early and Com
mittee Finds Oar Empty.
Thirty delegates to the convention
of the National Tax Association, en
route from Seattle to San Francisco,
missed a fine automobile trip about
the city and elaborate entertainment
by local tax experts and representa
tives of the Chamber of Commece yes
terday by getting into Portland 12
hours ahead of their schedule. . .
Their train was to have arrived yes
terday morning at 8:15 o'clock. In
stead. It rolled into the city the evening
i..k rtTrArittt of the Chamber of
Commerce, and Samuel Martin, County
Assessor, hastened down to the Union
Depot yesterday morning to welcome
. , all lham thftt thA
tne viBuoia i.v ..... ...
rest of the committee was on its way
to round up automobiles for them, they
found the special car, but the delegates
had flown, on a dozen or more individ
ual sight-seeing trips.
-Anyhow, we left our cards," said
The visiting party could not be
rounded up for a sight-seeing trip with
FOUR-STORY FALL FATAL
Swan Anderson Killed in Plunge
From Hotel Boom.
c,on AnHor.on a teamster in the
emplov of the Oregon Transfer Com
pany, fell four stories to death at an
early hour yesterday from a window
r k Aim Hotel . at Twelfth and
Stark streets. No one saw him fall,
and his roommate, O. F. Larson, was
asleep at the time, according to his
Anderson had been with Larson dur
ing tho evening and it Is said both
had been drinking. It is assumed by
the police that Anderson went out on
the balcony adjoining his room and
fell over the low railing to the ground.
From New York Hippodrome to
YE OREGON GRILLE
in specialty -Dancing
just one of the new
attractions this week
six beautiful danc
.ing and singing girls.
Just.th place for a
Jolly evening for de
licious viand the
& C"wAr.hino- Hninir
The only Cabaret en
tertainment in Port
WHE1V VS SEATTLE
STOP AT HOTEL
YE OREGON GRILLE
Hotel Oregon, Broadway at Stark.
M. C. Dickinson, Manager.
Tut Qjulautv Stow or PorjlANo
And Hundreds of
From Here and There Have Been
For We Are Determined to
"Start the New Store New"
See Our Sunday Ad for Further
News of the Bargains for Today
Royal Banquet Flour,
Today, Sack at $1.49
Milled from highest jjrade, thoroughly aged
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than new wheat- Hour.
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40 feet below. He was instanuy
killed, striking on his head.
T.Hrr beneath and to the siae oi
Anderson told the police that it was
unlikely that Anderson had Been
thrown tnrougn ine winuuw,
i i i i aiiHnf. In the room oc
cupied by Anderson, Just previous to
Anderson was 4a year oin. guiKir.
and so far as is known, had no rela
tives in Portland.
New York Times.
Judge No two ol the witnesses tell
the same story.
Lawyer I arrranged it that way,
your honor. I didn't want the trial to
be too monotonous for you.
7 Ej San Francisco
Woodmen of World Convention
Excursion Fares East via California
Every Day Until September 30th Good for Return
Until October 31st.
Why not' get the most for your money ?- Why '
not take- in two wonderful world Expositions at
San Francisco and San Diego en route to the
East? The world has never before produced
the equal of the Panama Pacific Exposition. -The
like probably will never be attempted again.
Scenery en route is magnificent. Au
tomatic safety signals guard the way.
Four fine trains a day Portland to
San Francisco, connecting at San
Francisco for the South and East.
Let us send you our illustrated folders, "Way
side Notes" and "California . and Its Two
Our City Ticket Agent, 80 Sixth street, cor,
Oak or Union Depot will take pleasure in outlining
, an itinerary and furnishing full information or
you may address
John M. Scott, General Passenger Agent, Portland, Oregon.