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THE MORXIXO OREGONIiy, SATURDAY; SEPTEMBER 4, 1915.
WEST WILL FEEL
. EXGHANGE FLURRY
PROMINENT NEW YORKER TO BE ORATOR AT COLUMBIA HIGHWAY
TEACHERS END MEET
Grievances Aired and Person
al Relations Discussed.
Bankers Point Out That Can
ada Will Sell Wheat, Accept
ing British Money at Par.
MR. ARMSTRONG SPEAKS
OTHER PRODUCE AFFECTED
Belief Maintained, However, That
European Countries Will Take
teps to Ttestore Credit to
Nearly Normal Condition.
Fluctuations in foreign exchange,
"Which have characterized the New York
money market for the last few days,
will have its effect on all commodities
produced in this country for export
This applies to tne wheat market in
Portland and other parts of the North
west as well as to the market gov
erning the sale of munitions and other
contraband material now being manu
factured in larfre quantities in the
Kast for use of the nations engaged in
While the discount on foreign ex-
hanw theoretically must be borne by
the country against which the dis
count is levied, some Portland bankers
believe that the American producers
cannot help but bear a share of the
discount if it continues radically in ef
fect for a long period.
They point out that British exchange
probably will be accepted at or nearly
at par in Canada despite the heavy dis
count placed against it by New York.
Canada Is Competitor.
Inasmuch as Canada is a competitor
of the United States in the European
wheat market, it is . argued that the
United States wheat exporters will be
required, to a certain extent at least,
to meet the Canadian competition by
absorbing the penalty against the Eng
lish pound fixed at New York.
The present depreciation in the value
of foreign exchange, it is explained,
will not. affect business already done
for which no settlements have been
made, nor any other transactions of
It is believed among Portland
authorities, however, that the inter
national financial situation will so re
adjust itself within the next few weeks
that business between the United
States and the European countries can
be continued on a stable basis.
Since the question of foreign ex
change has become prominent it has
aroused public interest.
Poreinn Kxehange Explained.
"What Is foreign exchange?" is a
question that many are asking since
they have seen so much about it in
Devoid Of its technical . fipjtrHntlnni
'"reisn exenanee is the value of for
elgn money in the terms of the United
mates dollars on a standard of gold.
inasmuch as most of the world's
trauing has been done through Lon
fion, the British pound sterling always
has been considered the basis for
clearances between the United States
unn otner roreign countries.
Now that the war has upset the fl
nanciai relations or the world the
American dollar has become the ac
in normal times the British pound
nas a value or J4.K665 In the trm.
American dollar. The German
is worth 23.8 cents: the French
19.3 cents; the Russian rnhlo
tne Italian lira 19.3 cents;
cents, and the
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VISITOR IS TO SPEAK
H. D. Estabrook, New York
Lawyer, to Dedicate Park.
MR. BAKER TO ACCEPT
of 10,0 0 0 Expected to At
When Benson Park Is
Given to City and Special
Trains Are Provided.
the Belgian franc 39.3
Austrian crown 20.23 cents.
Kven in normal times the price fluc
tuates, but not appreciably.
NATIONAL CHANGING STAGE
Musical Comedy Company
Open Hun Tomorrow.
5 or the first time since the National
Theater was opened the big shadow
box" was moved from the stage last
night, and today pictures are being
shown on a simple drop screen. A force
of stage hands and electricians is at
work hanging scenery and wiring the
sets for the opening tomorrow after
noon of the Frank Rich Company in
The last of the principals arrived in
Portland yesterday and full dress re
hearsals will be held in the National
Miss llonora Hamilton will be the
leading woman in the musical comedy
company. with Dorothy Davenport
playing ingenues. There will be a
chorus of at least 12 pretty girls, while
melt- ni De an equal number
WIFE PAYS WEDDING. BILL
11. Hunter Says Woman Vrged Him
to Med After He Kofused Her.
He didn't want to marry her in the
first place, and told her so. but she
urged him, says R. Hunter in his an
swer to Mrs. Jennie Hunter's divorce
suit, filed yesterday in County Clerk
Coffey's otlice. In fact, says Hunter's
answer, she gave him $20 to defray the
They were married April 28. 1915.
Mrs. Hunter says in her suit that he
treated her cruelly and left her after
they had been married a week, and that
since then he has threatened to commit
suicide. Hunter says in his answer that
he could not afford to get married when
lie did. and that he thinks she married
him on the supposition that he had
CITY WOOD GRAFT' SOLVED
Plaints of Purchasers Explained by
Visions of municipal graft flitted
about the City Hall for a while yes
terday, -when a resident of Taylor
street reported that she bought two
cords of the city's wood and. upon de
livery, found it to be a half-cord short.
The seriousness of the problem was in
creased when similar complaint was re
ceived. But it was all explained when it was
found that the deliveries were not com
pleted. The wagons used for delivery
only hold a cord and a half, because of
the rough country roads over which it
is hauled. The other half cord is de
Henry Dodge Eastabrook, one of the
best known, lawyers of New York, will
bo the orator of the day on the Colum
bia River Highway Monday, when the
Ad Club, Chamber of Commerce and
other organizations will join in the
celebration of "Inspection day" on the
great scenic roadway.
Mr. Estabrook will speak at the dedi
cation of Benson Park to the City of
Portland. This beauty spot on the
highway, including Wahkeene Falls, is
the gift of S. Benson. The park will be
accepted on behalf of the city by Com
missioner oeorge L,. Baker. County
Commissioner Rufus Holman will tell
of the benefits to be derived from the
building of the road through the gorge
of the Columbia.
Since Monday is the anniversary of
the birth of La Fayette. Mr. Estabrook
will refer to the life of the great states
man In the course of his address at
Benson Park. The dedication exer
cises will take place about 11:30 A. M.
In the afternoon Jomelli will sing at
Benson Park and McElroy's Band will
be heard in concert.
Route for Autos to Be Chonen.
The first plans of the Ad Club music
committee called for a concert by the
Elks' Band at Multnomah Falls. It
has been found this band could not be
obtained and the Portland Fire Depart
ment Band will play at this point. The
O.-W. R. & N. Band will give a concert
at Horse Tail Falls.
Roadmaster Yeon is arranging a
route for automobiles to fojlow and
this will be announced today. It is
understood the Columbia River High
way will be open from the Automobile
Club to Horse Tail Falls. Portions of
the roadway remaining unpaved will
be oiled to prevent dust.
The special excursion trains over the
O.-W. R. & N. will .leave the Unlnn
depot at 9 A. M. and as raDidlv th
after as the coaches are filled. The
excursion trains will make stops at
Benson Park and at Multnomah and
Horse Tall Falls. These trains leave
the highway at 5 P. M. on the return
Truck to Carry- Crowds.
Trucks and automobiles cirrvine
employes of the business houses will
leave the business district at 9 A. M.
This will bring the crowds together at
Benson I'arK and other points about
11:30 A. M.. in time to participate in
the dedication of the new playground
to the city.
The Ad Club is prepared to handle
more than 10,000 persons. Free cof
fee, cream and sugar will be served.
Arrangements have been made with W.
Margulls to serve sandwiches at 5
cents- each. Sandwich stands will be
located at the three places on the high
way where band concerts are to be
given. This concession was given to
accommodate those who do not carry
Ticket Sales Places Named.
Tickets for the special trains mav
be purchased today at Meier & Frank's:
Upman. Wolfe & Company: Woodward
& Clarke; Roberts Brothers: Olds,
Wortman & King: Oregon-Washing
ton Railroad & Navigation tirket of.
fice at Third and Washington: informa
tion bureau Chamber of Commerce, and
at 333 Morrison street. Northwestern
Bank building; "Inspection day" head
quarters of the Ad Club.
This office will remain ODen all div
Sunday for the sale of tickets. Ticket's
for adults are 65 cents and for children
his front porch from force of habit.
This morning the key was gone. Also
the screen door ha,d been tied to the
knob of the inner door, which was
"Burglars!" hissed the detective. He
slipped around the house until he found
an open window. Gun in hand. Svtennes
crawled into the house. He tiptoed
across a room and jerked a door open.
Slam! The door on the other side of
the room was shut violently. The offi
cer started in pursuit- He jerked an
other door open and again heard a
slamming portal down the hallway.
The chase continued to the bathroom.
A window bmged shut as Swennes
opened the bathroom door.
"He's jump.-d!" the officer shouted to
himself. He flashed his pocket lamp
into the dooryard. Nobody was in
sight. But the light revealed the cause
of the excitement. From the knob of
the bathroom door to the window there
was stretched a tight string. The open
ing of the door closed the window au
tomatically. Retracing his steps, the officer found
that all Ms doors had been connected
in pairs, so that when one opened an
other slammed shut.
Yesterday he asked one of his neigh
bors if he had heard or seen anything
unusual about the Swennes home the
day or night before.
"I heard somebody laughing and
shouting over there early this morn
ing." the neighbor replied.
"O, that was me," the sleuth replied
ungrammatically. "But I wasn't laugh
ing," he added. v
CHEMISTS DUE TODAY
FIFTY K.V ROUTE FROM SEATTLE
CONVENTION TO SAN. FRANCISCO.
Object of American Society Is to Make
This Country Chemically In
dependent of Others.
x irty of the men who are occupied
witn the problem of making the United
otaies cnemically independent of the
rest ot tne world will visit Portland to
day in a delegation, returning from
the convention of the American Chem
ical Society in Seattle.
inuring the convention there, the
principal problem discussed in the
papers brought before the meetings
was . problem of putting the United
States in a position so that it will not
be affected commercially or industrial
ly by shortages of chemicals in future,
as it has been as a result of the pres
In the party that will visit Portland
today will be President C. H. Hertz, of
Woman Hurt Falling Down Steps.
In falling down four flights of
rtairs at S06 Jackson street. Mrs. H
B. Patten, of Colvllle, Wash., received
severe bruises and possibly a fractured
t-kuU late last night. Assistant City
Physician Harding gav her first aide
treatment and sent her to the Good
Samaritan hospital. Mrs. Patten is
visiting relatives in Portland-
Detective Chases Phantom
Burglar; Discovers Joke.
Disappearance of Key From Canal
HldlUK Hlaee Starts Hunt and
loori Slam Officer Pursues
WITH a phantom burglar slamming
doors just in front of him. Detec
tive Swennes, of the local Police Bu
reau, chased through his home for
nearly an hour early yesterday morn
ing. The rest cf the morning the
sleuth lay in bed muttering maledic
tions on an unidentified practical
Mrs. Swennes is away at the beach,
but tha officer hides his doorkey on
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C. H- Hertz, Prnldrat of Amr
can Chemical Society.
Will Be in Party of 5 Visitors
North Carolina, who Is with the Uni
versity of North . Carolina, and many
chemists of National renown.
They will arrive here at 7 o"clock and
will be guests throughout the day of
the local chapter of the American
Chemical Society, of which W. C. Mor
gan, of Reed College, is president and
F. A. Olmstead secretary.
. A visit will be made to the mills at
Oregon City and the party 'will be en
tertained at luncheon at the Automo
bile Club at noon. This afternoon they
will see the famous Berger-Jones color
pictures at the Chamber of Commerce
at 4 o'clock.
From Portland the party will go on
to San Francisco, leaving tonight.
Rancher Xear The Dalles Suicide.
THE DALLES. Or.. Sept. 3 Gilbert
Runyon. a prominent rancher, com
mitted suicide at his Fiwe Mile home
this afternoon. Runyon. who was .30
years old. was brought to The Dalles
two months ago for an examination to
determine his mental condition, but he
was adjudged of sound mind and re
turned to his home.
F. Ii. Griffin, of Corvallis, Urges
That, as Oity School Specializes
on Practical Arts, Rural "Pn- '
pils Should Be Producers.
Teachers, school officers and mem
bers of boards throughout the county
"got together" yesterday in the clos
ing hours of the three-day session of
the institute and discussed matters of
common interest. Criticism, both ad
verse and otherwise, as to teachers'
metnods came from the school officer
ana suggestions for the directors to
carry home were advanced by the
Informal testimonials from several of
the members of school boards indicated
that there was not the proper co-operation
existing between teachers and
school board members. Teachers also
had their grievances and they were not
backward in expressing them.
The Three Elliotts, harpists and vo
calists, entertained the teachers in the
afternoon and were recalled Beveral
times for their excellent work.
A. r. Armstrong, Countv School Su
perintendent, and F. L. Griffin, of the
Oregon Agricultural College, were the
speakers at the morning session.
"Your Work and Mine" was the sub
ject in which Mr. . Armstrong empha
sized the Importance of punctuality and
exactness. " Teachers should lead at all
times In the examples that they wish
their pupils to follow." commented Mr:
Armstrong. "It is essential that
punctuality be emphasized at all
times," he continued, "and the example
must be set by the teacher If the pupil
is to follow."
The plan for correspondence between
the office of the County Superintendent
and the older pupils of the grade
schools in the county was explained
by Mr. Armstrong. It is his Intention
to have these pupils write composi
tions upon the subjects named by him
so that he may gain a distinct idea of
the .work being done.
Mr. Griffin spoke on "Industrial
Club Work." He impressed upon the
minds of the teachers the necessity of
the children doing industrial club
work. As the practical arts are being
emphasized in the city schools, Mr.
Griffin urged that the children in the
rural school should be made producers,
to instill in their young minds thrift
and industry.. To round out the system
of industrial club work for the child
Mr. Griffin said that a market should
be provided for the products of the
child, so that the stimulus for the best
work would be obtained through the
medium of a sellintr profit
"MORAL SQUAD" SUIT SET
Major's Private Secretary Involved
in $ 20.0(H) Action Over Arrest.
W. H. Warren, Mayor Albee's pri
vate secretary, and three members of
SJOiiEn -."?r squad" will face a
J20.000 suit in Circuit Judge Ganten
bein s court Tuesday morning. Judge
Untenbem has just set the trial for
The suit is brought by Mr. and Mrs.
lnsersoll. who were arrested in
the Minook Hotel February 9 They
were taken to the City Jail, refused
permission to furnish bail and ap
peared before Judge Stevenson several
times. They declare they had been
married in Vancouver, Wash., on Jan
uary 14, and alleged that their reputa
tions and feelings suffered to the ex
tent of S20.000. Besides IVTr wD
those named in the complaint are Lieu
tenant L A. Harms. J. M. Wise and
You are sure
when you buy Ghirardelli's Ground
Chocolate in the hermetically sealed
can. It is made in a plant famous
for its strict adherence to all sanitary
Purity is but one of its many distinctions there's its
delicacy of flavor never successfully imitated its
extreme convenience its well known economy.
When used as a beverage, as a flavor for-ice cream
or candy, or as an aid to the making of delicious
desserts, its natural richness in pure chocolate is at
Imitations of Ghirardelli's Ground Chocolate always
fall short in some vital particular. For your protection
oraer rrom your grocer today.
In H-lb., 1 lb. and 3 lb. hermetically sealed cans.
There's a double economy in buying the 3 lb. can.
D. GHIRARDELLI CO.
PEACH CONTEST IS TODAY
Women Are Invited to Demonstrate
Cookery Skill for Prizes.
All Portland people who are inter
ested in the general subject of eating
" mvited to attend the O.-W. R &
N. Company's peach-cooking contest
v. Mf contest will take place in the
building at the northeast corner of
Broadway and Oak street and admis
sion will be free. It will start at 10:30
this morning and continue until 10:30
tonight. ' ,
Substantial cash prizes have been
offered for excellence in the numerous
r h viwuu ireicnes can be prepared
for domestic consumption and hundreds
of housewives, it is reported, are pre-
pa-rLnis .toonrlpete for cash and s'c-y-
This is the O.-W. R. & N. Company's
way of arousing further interest in the
peach industry in the Northwest.
Read The Oregonlan's classified ads.
PULMOTOR SAVES LIFE
SIRS. WILLIAM SHIELDS ATTEMPTS
SCICIDE BY UAS.
Woman Believed Dead Saved After
Hour's Work Husband to Be Ar
, rented for Alleged Abuse.
Mrs. William Shields, strikingly
pretty, and only 23 years old, attempted
lvf ,uituiij l suit-iue in apartments at 414
Columbia street yesterday morning
about 9 o'clock by turning on the gas.
Despondency, she said, because of the
fact that her husband, to whom she
had been married 10 months ago, had
left her, led" to tne deed.
Mrs. Shields was unconscious when
first discovered and was at first be
lieved to be dead by Assistant City
Physician Lawton. who responded to
the- call. After about an hour's work
with the aid of the pulmotor of the
Pacific Telephone & Telegraph Com
pany, she was restored to conscious
ness. She was taken to the depart
ment of public safely for women.
The girl's husband is in the employ
of the Empire Kxpress Company.
Airs. Lola G. Baldwin declared last
I night that she would swear out a war-
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rant for the arrest of Shields on a
charge of disorderly conduct. She said
that as a result of an Investigation
made yesterday she had discovered
that only recently he had kicked the
girl until she was black and blue.-
Shields was notified by telephone
yesterday of the condition of his wife
and he called up the department by
telephone to learn how she was get
ting along. Mrs. Baldwin said that he
gave as an excuse for not coming to
see her in person that he did not wish
to leave his work.
Best Bathing in Oregon
Only 30 Minutes from Broadway
Fare Only 10 Cents
The place to go Sunday and Labor Day. Special streetcar
service both days. .
Take Vancouver Trains any point on following route:
Broadway and Washington, "Washington to "Second, to Flan
ders, to Third, to Glisan, to O-W. R. & N. Bridge, to Oregon street,
to Union avenue, to Columbia River.
Don't Forget It's only 30 minutes from Broadway.
Portland Railway, Light & Power Company
ROCK ISLAND LINES
Return limit October 31, 1915
Route of the Famous
Golden State Limited
Rocky Mountain Limited
Ocean or Rail
M. J. GEARY
Gen. Agt, Pass. Dept.
Ill Third St., Portland, Oregon.
Phones: Main 334, Home A 2666.
To Acquire Curly
Hair Over Night
(The Beauty- Seeker.)
There's good news. Indeed, in the an
nouncement that so simple a method as ap
plying; plain liquid sllmerine to the hair will
make it beautifully curly and wavy over
night. The hair dries in lovely wave and
ringlets that are perfectly natural in ap
pearance, and there- is nothing sticky,
greasy or unpleasant about it. The liquid,
which U of course quite harmless, also serves
as a eplendid dressing for the hair; keeping
it delightfully lossy and supple.
If on will procure a few ounces of liquid
.ilmerine from the dfuggltti, site will ha
enough to keep th hair in cur for week".
It hou!d he applied at night with a clean
toot h brush. In the morning the hair will
be wry prettily waved, without having that
burnt, lifeless lok acquired by using a
heatvd iron. Adv