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THE arORXIXG OREGOXIAX, 3IOXDATT, OCTOBER 25, 1915.
OF SCHOOL BOARD
Economy, However, Promised
and Tax Levy May Be but
Little Over Six Mills.
MANY ITEMS CAN BE. CUT
Allowance Scheduled for Improve
ment or Buildings and Grounds,
for Equipment and Even New
Structures May Be Reduced.
"A budget that will efficiently carry
on the administration of school affairs
during the coming year." ia the opin
ion that will be evident when the
School Board commences its work on
the suggested figures compiled by
Clerk R. H. Thomas Saturday.
It may be that the tax levy will ran
below 7 mills and, according to Mr.
Thomas, it may be that It will even
approximate 6 mills, but efficient econ
omy will be the guide and whatever is
needed for the absolute administration
of school affairs will undoubtedly be
allowed by the members of the School
Board when they gather to discuss the
"If we were to be guided by public
opinion public opinion being deter
mined by the delegations that have
called on the Board during the past
few weeks the tax levy might even
be 10 mills," said Mr. Thomas yester
day. "But there are many appropria
tions suggested In the budget that will
have to be cut and may be eliminated
without any great inconvenience."
Equipment Grant May Be Cat.
Just where the slashing will be done
Is a matter of conjecttre. but It Is un
derstood that the first items that will
be hit will be those pertaining to the
improvement of grounds and the pur
chase of new school property. There
is also a disposition among the mem
bers of the Board to pass over, for the
time being, appropriations made for
playsheds and equipment.
It may be necessary to cut out the
appropriations made in the tentative
budget for the building of new schools,
and what ones will be hit by this ten
dency are on the uncertain list. It is
declared, however, that Hoffman,
Franklin High and Benson Polytechnic
appropriations will stand as they are
now listed. It may be necessary to
eliminate entirely the 250,000 listed in
the suggested budget for the erection
of the new Nicholson School that was
to have been built on the tract of land
a few blocks northeast of the Haw
Approximately $160,000 has been in
cluded in tne budget for the Installa
tion and maintenance of kindergarten
work in the city schools, and it may
be necessary to eliminate most of these
Medical Inspection on List.
Clerk Thomas said yesterday that
the Board probably would cut out the
money intended for medical inspection
of BChool children, as that office was
a function of the municipal, county and
state authorities and had been included
as a suggestion, in the event that the
Board would be able to stand the ex
pense. The budget provides 112,000 for the
building of assembly hall exits and
that amount has been named after In
spection trips and conferences between
members of the safety first commission
and members of the School Board and
administrative officers. The Board
asked for a report as to the best
method of fire protection In those
schools that had no direct exits from
assembly halls last May and a report,
made by Jay Stevens and assistant fire
marshals, has resulted in the provision
for such protection in the 1916 budget.
Just when a meeting of the Board
will be called cannot be definitely de
cided, as M. O. Munly, the chairman,
is nut of the city. But the sense of
the Board seems to be that as soon as
a meeting Is called every suggested
detail will be given utmost considera
tion, and when 1he cutting is done it
will be where the pressure of neces
sity for appropriation is the slightest.
nent attorney of Pendleton is at the
H. G. Gardner, of Fruitland. Idaho,
is at the Cornelius.
3. T. Hughes, of Chicago, la regis
tered at tba Carlton.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pierce, of Bend,
are at the Portland.
Cecil Armitage, of Clatskanie, is reg
istered at the Perkins.
Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Ray, of Dallas,
are at the Multnomah.
L. "W. Angell, of Spokane, is regis
tered at the Nortonia.
S. W. Tracy, of San Francisco, is
registered at the Nortonia.
Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Jennings, of
Cincinnati, are at the Seward.
Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Farnell, of The
Dalles, are at the Multnomah.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Johnson, of
Roseburg, are at the Cornelius.
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Jamison, of Los
Angeles, are at the Multnomah,
Mr. and Mrc. B. J. Miller, of Atlantic
City. N. J., are at the Carlton. He is
proprietor of the Raymond Hotel.
MOVIE BILLS CHANGE
'The Family Stain" Is Majes
tic Feature This Week.
OTHER OFFERINGS GOOD
DARING AIR FEAT BILLED
HOt. DIM TO ESCAPE: JACKET WHILE
TWO TRAINMEN ARE KILLED
North Bank Employes Thrown Un
der Kngino by Pin Breaking.
PASCO, Wash., Oct. 24. (Special.)
Charles Linder and Irving P. Dixon
brakemen on the Seattle, Portland &
Spokane Railway, were killed yester
day morning at Snake River Junction,
when the eye broke out of the drawbar
between the tank and the engine. The
men were sitting on the sandbox be
tween the tender and the engine, and
were thtown underneath the train, the
cars passing over their bodies, killing
them instantly. Dixon's father was the
engineer in charge of the train and
witnessed the accident. Both men were
residents of Spokane. Mr. Under leaves
a wife and family; Mr. Dixon was not
The bodies were taken to Spokane
"Elusive American" to Perform While
Hanging at Level of Third Story
of Oregonlan Building.
Harry Houdinl, "Master of Escape"
and "The Elusive American," an
nounced yesterday that, rain or Bhlne,
be would endeavor today shortly after
noon to release himself from a strait-
Jacket in midair in front of The Ore
fea&afci'ir'iiftMmmiai urmtihirfn wl
Harry Houdinl, wao will do sen
sational midalr trick today.
'The Chorus Lady," at Peoples, I
Story of Bister's Sacrifice; Na
tional Runs Egyptian Comedy
of Awakened- Mummy.
The Family Stain." a strong photo-
rama based on Emlle Gaboriau's "The
Widow L Rouge," opened at the Ma
jestic Theater yesterday for - a four
days run. The cast is headed by Fred
rick Perry. When the widow was
young, Commarine, who loved Valerie
humble maid, was obliged to wed a
wealthy girl to please his family,
Valerie has a son almost the same time
as the legitimate son of Commarine is
Still In love with Valerie and deslr
ous of having their ' son, Commarine
effects the change of the children
through the widow Le Rouge. When
the boys are 25 the son who had been
enied his heritage discovers the Be
ret and reveals it to his half brother
with the information that the widow
haa the documents. Some time later
the "Widow Le Rouge" is found mtir
dered and the papers gone.
Wailingford is also there in "The
Rheumatic Joint." On Thursday "Via
Wireless." the Pathe production fea
turing Gail Kane, will be played.
EGYPTIAN FILM LAUGHABLE
ational Photoplay Depicts Awaken-
' ins; of Mummy.
An unusually original and humorous
omedy drama, "The Dust of Egypt.
produced by the "Big Four" company,
opened at the National Theater yes
terday. The- plot is full of laughable
situations, and centers about a beauti
ful mummy that comes to life after a
000-year sleep. Edith Storey plays
the mummy with great success. Be
fore the awakening the relio is pur-
hased by a rather staid bachelor.
Going back to the old days of the
glory of Egypt, the magnificence and
splendor of tu life about the Mile re
sult in scenes of unrivaled beauty. The
pretentious country home of the young
man is the setting for rapid and in
teresting action as well as romance.
The greatest hv.mor Is the result of
the long-dorrna'it beauty's break into
society and .her ridiculous attempt to
keep up with the buyer of the mummy.
who is the victim of love and embar
rassment. "The Dust of Egypt" and
the other features will remain until
gonian Building, on the Sixth-street
side. Houdlni scanned the building
yesterday and decided to swing from a
third-story window directly over tne
main entrance in giving the open-air
exhibition of his ingenuity in getting,!
out of a straitjacket. At noon two
detectives detailed by Captain of De
tectives Baty will buckle a regulation
straitjacket on Houdlni as the elusive
one stands on a flat wagon in full view
of all. Then Houdinl will be hoisted to
the third story head downward and
"the Master of Escape" will attempt to
free himself from the clamped canvas
"I say 'attempt,' " said Houdinl at the
Orpheura yesterday, "because there al
ways is a chance that I may fail. So
far I have always released myself
without much difficulty and I hope to
repeat my success in Portland to sat
lsfy challengers who say I cannot re
lease myself from a straitjacket with
out dislocating my shoulders."
In accomplishing the mid-air strait
jacket release Houdlni dangles from a
beam to which he Is hoisted by his feet
with a block and tackle. He has freed
himself in two minutes. Houdinl as
sumes all risk In doing the perilous
Houdinl is the originator of all the
handcuff. straitjacket and similar
tricks familiar in vaudeville, but he
has discarded most of these on account
of the army of imitators who have
made his feats stereotyped. Now he is
featuring escape from a Chinese tor
ture cell filled with water and the East
Indian needle trick, both of which, says
Houdinl, are too baffling to invite irai
tation. Houdlni opened his week en
gagement at the Orpheum yesterday.
Peoples Theater Features "The
Chorus Lady" Photoplay.
A breezy play with dash and plot Is
The Chorus Lady." starring Marjorie
Daw, at the People's Theater this week.
The play has to do with a young cho
rus girl, "Pat" O'Brien, who has a
wayward younger sister. "Pat" and
her little sister Nora are happy until
Nora falls in love with an adventurer.
Pat" has a sweetheart, a detective.
but when she learns of Nora's infatu
ation she plans to outrival her sister to
At the illness of the leading lady.
Pat" takes her place. The subtle lit
tle chorus beauty is winning success
when her sister runs away. "Pat"
overtakes Nora, and is successful
in disillusioning the girl. But she
loses her position and sweetheart. Only
after weeks of hardship is her sacrifice
discovered and in the end Pat gets
married and they all are happy. Pathe
Travelgrams and comedies complete
SPEAKER SEES LIGHT
UNDAMAGED GOODS" IS TOPIC OF
DR. DYOTT'S SERMON.
A. B. Eaton, of Boise, is at the
A. H. Brown, of Chehalis, is at the
F. Clifton, of Tacoma. is at the
T. S. Baker, of Pendleton, is at the
H. E. Wickner, of Salem, is at the
B. F. Elgin, of Sherwood, is at the
D. T. Shroe, of Joseph, is at the
C M. Price, of Weston, is at the
A. R. Blewett, of Spokane, is at the
C. S. Barton, of Salem, is at the
R. W. Rose, of Molalla, is at the
E. L. Johns, of New York, is at the
H. M. Weir, of Tacoma, is at the
Dugald Campbell, of Eugene, is at
C. B. Chrlstensen. of Eugene, is at
F. W. Whitman, of Bonneville, is at
R. W. Kelly, of Hood River, is at
J.' M. Shropshire, of Brooking, is at
C. A. Sparling, of Hoquiam, is at
R. W. Nelson, of Fort Canby, is at
W. H. Dean, of White Salmon, is at
J. R. Moler, of Bull Mountain, is at
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Edgar, of Albany,
re at the Seward. s
Mrs. Charles Carter, wife of a prbmi-
Looklng at Dark Side Canaea Despair,
Says Preacher, bat Comprehensive
We have damaged goods in this
world, but thank God, the entirety of
life Is not made up of them. Purity,
truth, real love, genuine faith, divine
hope, they are the undamaged goods,
and will be forever." In his sermon
last night on "Undamaged Goods" Dr.
Luther R. Dyott. pastor of the First
Congregational Church, made this
statement, and urged his congregation
to banisn pessimism and look for the
broader and brighter side of life.
inere is absolutely nothing new
about sin," said Dr. Dyott. "It is
old as the devil and makes us old
when we commit it. Our total bu
manity is composed of all sorts and
conditions of men. women and children
who, in their totality, face all sorts
and conditions of life, while the great
outstanding problem of life is life it
self, because we have so made it.
We have damaged goods in thi
world, but they are far from being ou
staple commodities, and must ever
gradually decrease until all men shall
be 'better than well." The claim of
pessimism is being exhausted. Some
day it will be abandoned, and the bu
man race will say. 'There Is nothing in
"A comprehensive view of life com
pels us to see the goods, damaged and
undamaged. In dealing with the for
mer, we must reckon upon the' latter.
Otherwise we might despair.
"A limited view is the forerunner of
failure, the occasion of sporadic at
tempts, and futile, though well-mean
ing, endeavors. Just here is where
many of our movements break down.
"Jesus Christ is humanity's undam
aged goods personalized. Sin never in
vaded his perfect life. Ha Is ours.
"How rich we all are when we are
willing o be! The undamaged real!
ties of life are ours to make us wholly
ourselvej. We are least ourselves
when we do wrong. We are the least
damaged when we are most ourselves.
We are never damaged when we are
Introduced Into Bohemia ten ypari fro.
tha American musaral nas spread over i
wide area and now ia regarded as a seri
ous pest, the government advocating the de.
atructioa o the animals wherever found.
Red Letter Day Next Wednesday
lO Free Stamps to All Visitors to Premium Parlors
SOCIETY IS MENACED
Bishop Bell Says Extreme Pov
erty and Wealth Endanger.
DEMOCRACY IS IMPERILED
CASHIER SENTENCES DUE
Penalty for Company Officials to Be
After twice postponing action be
cause of the absence of United States
Attorney Reames, Federal Judge Bean
this morning will pronounce sentence
on the six officials and salesmen of
the United States Cashier Company
who were convicted last August of
using the mails in furtherance of a
fraudulent stock-selling scheme. Time
for sentence has been set for 10 o'clock.
The convicted men are Frank Mene
fee, president; Oscar A. Campbell,
vice-president and director; F. M. Le-
Monn, former salesmanager; O. E. Ger
nert, for-ner assistant salesmanagrer.
and B. F. Bonneweli and H. M. Todd,
former stock salesmen.
The jury which convicted them rec
ommended Mr. Campbell to the leniency
of the court. All the defendants but
Mr. LeMonn, who has been held in the
County Jiil nearly two months in de
fault cf $5000 bonds, are at liberty on
MR. OLMSTEAD GOES EAST
Financial Conditions to Be Studied
at First Hand by Banker.
Emery Olm stead, vice-president and
general manager of the Northwestern
National Bank, has gone to New York
for a brief business visit. He will re
turn via California, stopping at San
r rancisco to view the World's fair for
a few days.
Mr. Olmstead is in the habit of goinsr
to New York about once a year to sain
first-hand Knowledge of financial con
ditions. He will return to Portland in
about three weeks.
Ia, B. Menefee, one of the Northwest
ern directors, accompanied Mr. Olm
stead on his journey.
The view from the too of Pike's Peak
gmpraees an area or H'M'uu square miles.
NO INTEREST IN LIFE
Health Gone Position in Dan
ger Both Saved by Vinol.
Portland people please do us th
favor to read this letter:
Brooklyn. N. T. "I was .completely
run-down, had no appetite and lost all
Interest in life. I thought I surely
would have to give up my position. I
learned of Vinol. and after taking one
Dome reit better. I have taken it fo
a few weeks and it has built me
and cured me. If people who feel weak.
nervous and rundown would only try
Vinol I know it would help them as it
did me." Robert Mitchell. 1295 Herkl
mer Street, Brooklyn, N. T.
This Brooklyn man's case is only ad
ditional proof of what we have been
telling Portland people for years. We
claim and are continually proving that
v inoi is tne greatest health and
strength creator for overworked and
run-down people obtainable. We Willi
back this statement by agreeing to re
turn anyone s money who will try it
and who finds our claim not true.
The. Owl Drug Co., Portland. Or,
Olds, Wortman & King
The Satisfactory Store
Today's Store News
In Condensed Form
Important of f erines throughout the various departments
that will be of interest to all thrifty shoppers. See details
of these special sales in Sunday papers.
WE GIVE "S. & H." GREEN TRADING STAMPS
Pre-Holiday Sale 'Kerchiefs
Department, Main Floor
Annual Sale Dolls and Toys
Department, Fourth Floor
October Sale Lace Curtains
Department, Third Floor
Sale of Electrical Appliances
Housewares Dept Third Floor
Sale of Thanksgiving Linens
Department, Main Floor ' .
Millinery Dept., Second Floor
Special Sale Halloween Novelties
Center Circle, Main Floor
"COOK BY WIRE"
Big October Bargain Sale
G. E. Electrical Appliances
to 3313 Per Cent
IF YOU BUY NOW
People of Both Classes Associate To
gether, Ignoring Others, and
Constitute Economic Problem
Country Mast Solve. ;
As a prelude to his sermon yester
day morning at the Second United
Brethren Church, East Twenty-seventh
and Alberta streets. Bishop W. M. Bell
discussed "Social Problems and Condi
tions in the United States," and pointed
out the dangers, which he declared
menace the free democracy of this
country. He declared that the Ameri
can people must meet the challenge
of the social and economic conditions,
and solve the problem that is becom
ing more urgent, and said that the
principal problem was In the extreme
novertv 'and the extreme ricn classes.
The "extreme poverty nas its temp
tations, he said, '"and the "extreme rich'
theirs. The' extremely poor associate
together, and the rich do the same
thing, you nave tnat same conamon
here in Portland, and Oregon, and In
all the cities, and there is no sym
nathv or common point of touch be
tween the two classes. The extremely
Door congregate together, and know
nothinir of the ricn, or wnetner tne
rich have any sympathy or not.
'There is exeat menace to the democ
racy of this country in this tendency
on the part of the Isolated poor. No
less la the danerer of the idle rich who
gather great fortunes, which they hand
down to their children, ana taice no
thought of the sufferings or needs or
their fellow men. In the idle rich who
do nothing there Is tne element 01
danger to the democracy of this coun
try. The idle poor are just as aan
gerous to the perpetuity or mis conn
try. The rich are guilty or inis social
isolation from tne poor.
God never intended there should be
extremely rich men who should sepa
rate them from tne woria:
ness and development of the Nation,
for it is essential and I believe in it,
but for men to gather tremendous for
tunes and stand aloof from the world
and hand down that wealf.li to their
children is not in accordance with the
divine will of God. This is the condi
tion in this country, and we are chal
lenged Dy tnis problem, for it is a
dangerous menace to American democ
Bishop Bell discussed the "Problems
of Spirituality and the Christian Religion."
"One of the problems of spirituality
is the problem of self-mastery. Self
mastery is the key to success in all
things, religion especially,"
Sermon Thoughts From
( T HAVE yet to meet the man with
JL out some still-remaining ele
ments of enthusiasm, ideals and con
victions. Whatever his disappointment.
whatever the evanescent character of
his convictions, the lapse of his princl
pies, no man is left penniless in good."
This was the opinion of Rev. J. M.
Skinner expressed yesterday morning
in his sermon in Rose City Park Pres
In part Mr. Skinner said:
The penitent thief might seem to
have nothing left, but he did have
things remaining in him, things that
could be touched and invigorated, so
tnat he became a trophy of redemption.
Simon Peter for a time stood for
weak and flabby man, but in a critical
moral hour every thing within him
leaped to manhood, and he became
resolute, noble-minded, efficient and
finally secured for himself a splendid
place among the heroes of mankind.
"And what is the secret of this re
covery? It is the grace of Christ.
When a man loves 'him, when he goes
out warmed by that new affection, he
Is a new man. The great thing is to
have felt the sanctity, the immortal
beauty of bis life and self-giving aacri
your worst enemy, and he who wlth-
olds from you, when It is wise to ao
so, is your best xnena. 00a s wisaom
stretches through the whole of life. He
sees the end from the beginning. He
wishes that every soul shall ripen into
blessedness, purity and perfection. Mis
providences are Intended for that pur
pose. If we rebel we retara our salva
tion. If we acquiesce, our me song
will be one of victory.
Epigrams were sprinkled generously
throughout the sermon of the Rev.
T. W. Lane yesterday, when he spoke
before his congregation in Centenary
Methodist Church. A few extracts
from the sermon follow:
"True religion is not an insurance
policy against future loss. It is an in-
"The cure for these ills is spiritual,
not material. Do not let your trouble
get between you and your God, rather
let your trouble shut you up to God
Drop your burden at the feet of Jesus
and carry away a song. This advice,
offered by Rev. E. Olin Eldridge yes
terday, was part of his- sermon in
Mount Tabor Methodist Church.
Dr. Eldridge" spoke on "Divine Pres
ervation. He said:
"The first element of true religion is
the consciousness of our entire depend
ence upon God. Those who are satis
fied with physical enjoyments may
not that not feel their insufficiency. He
wealth is not necessary for the happi- who gives you everything you ask, is
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Utility Grill, regular price $4.00, October price $2.40
2- lamp Radiator, regular price $6, October price $4.00
3- lamp Radiator, reg. price $15, October price $10.00
2- pint Percolators, reg. price $8.50, October price $5.75
3- pint Percolators, reg. price $10, October price $6.35
Electric Toaster, reg. price $5, October price $3.35
Electric Chafing Dish, full nickel-plated, regular
price $14, October price $9.35
See "COOK BY WIRE" Demonstrations Daily, 2:30
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vestment of life with a view to the
return of the largest and best divi
dends for time and eternity.
"A good start does not insure a good
finish, but it helps a whole lot.
"A man may be sincere and not
sensible; there's a difference.
"Keeping in touch with God keeps
the Christian fresh, happy and strong
wherever his lot may be cast, and
whatever evils may befall him.
"Have you ever found out that it is
possible to be just religious enough to
" 'Jesus of Nazereth passeth by.' Will
you try to get near enough that He can
speak to you?
" The harvest is plenteous, but the
laborers are few.' Get busy. Begin
anywhere. There is plenty to do."
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