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THE 3IOICXIXG OREGONIAN, FRIDAT. JANUARY 26, 917.
ELECT G. W. HYATT
Enterprise Man Chosen Presi
dent of Retailers' Associa
. tion for Ensuing Year.
SESSION TO END TONIGHT
Addresses on Trade Topics and View
of Fire Prevention Films Take
TTp Greater Part of Day's Pro
ceedings at Convention.
Election of officers for the ensuing
yearand a. number of addresses on
trade topics formed the leading- features
of the session of the eleventh annual
convention of the Oregon Retail Hard
ware and Implement "Dealers' Associa
tion at the Imperial Hotel yesterday.
(The convention will close with an ex
ecutive session this afternoon and a
banquet at the Multnomah Hotel to
night. Officers elected yesterday were:
Oeorgo w. Hyatt, of Enterprise.presl
dent; W. A. Hudleeon. of North Powder,
vice-president; Lot L. Pearce, Ealem;
P. H. Churchill, Koseburg; George lar
ken, Newberg, and P. I Love. Wood
burn, members of the executive com
mittee. The executive committee will
appoint the secretary-treasurer of "the
organization. H. J. Altnow, of Port
land, who has held the position for the
past year, announced that he would not
be a candidate.
Value of Quick: galea Emphasized.
The vafue of time to the business
man was emphasized by the paper of
Edwin A. Walten, advertising manager
for the Burrows Adding Machine Com
pany, which was read by P3. E. Lucas, of
Epokane. Mr.- Walten died of pneu
monia at Epokane just prior to the con
vention. The paper touched upon the neces
sity, for making quick sales to secure
a "better day's profit." It also urged
that business men talk their business
troubles over with their banker, declar
ing -that bankers were as a rule in
touch with different phases of business
and glad to assist with their counsel
at any time.
T. D. Honeyman, of Portland, urged
the adoption of the system of "Trade
' Acceptances," declaring that it made for
reduced overhead cost. Briefly the sys
tem means the use of, drafts, which
will draw Interest and are negotiable
rather than mere book accounts.
The value of service in the business
world was emphasized by Lot L. Pearce,
of Balem, who gave a talk on "The Re
tail Implement Business From My Point
of View.". E. E. Lucas, of Spokane,
spoke from the subject, "How Shall We
Meet the Advanced Cost of Goods?"
Fire marshal Shows Pictures.
Following the sessions yesterday the
hardware and implement men were en
tertained at tha Central Library by a
series of moving-pictures on "Fire Pre
vention, shown by ire Marsnai jay
There will be no sessions of the. con
vention this morning, thereby giving
out-of-town men an opportunity to call
URon Portland jobbers and manufac
turers. In the afternoon an executive
session will be held at which time busi
ness of the organization will be tak
The banquet In the evening at the
Multnomah Hotel will be given to the
retailers by the wholesalers and Job
bers. More than 200 places have been
reserved for the occasion. W. K. Slater,
of the Honeyman Hardware Company,
is chairman of the banquet committee
and other members are: E. C. Ward,
of the Marshall-Wells Company: F.
Creasey, of the Gauld Company: B. E.
Tresslsr. of the Bimonds Manufactur
ing Company, and S. C. Rasmussen, of
Kasmussen & Co. E. D. Tlmms will
nrrside at the banquet.
The question of the place for the
holding of the next annual meeting will
nrobablv be left for the executive com
jnittee to decide. Portland, however.
will In all probability be selected.
DR. H. R. TALBOT IN WAR
Former Portland Clergyman Drlv
ing Ambulance; Wife Is Nurse.
Pr. Henry Russell Talbot, who gave
up his work as rector of St. uavid i
Church in Portland 18 months a"o be
cause of ill health, 13 nowdriving an
automobile with the allies' ambulance
service in France, while his wife. Mrs.
Talbot, is nursing wounded at the
Dr. Talbot's health was broken as
the result of- previous service In the
missionary field in Manila, and he
failed to regain his strength after
coming here. After resigning here he
went to Spain and a year there re
stored bis health.
Mrs. Talbot, before her marriage.
was a nurse at Manila. She is a daugh
ter of Mrs. J. B. Montgomery.
Centralla Mills Get Big Order. :
CENTRALIA, Wash., Jan. 2S. (Spe
cial.) Mills in this vicinity nave re
ceived a big share of the order for 10.-
000,000 feet of lumber recently placed
by the Union Pacific' A big block of
the orders was pced .with the Lui
ber Manufacturers' Agency, of this
city and distributed by the agency
among the numerous mills it serves in
TIRED WORKING MEN
A Local Druggist Suggests a
Remedy for Overworked,
The following letter from Manager
Hodes' recounts the experience and con
dition of many Portland men. Read this
letter and our offer which follows:
Brooklyn, . N. Y. "I am a general
office manager and became so nervous
and run-down in health that I lost my
appetite and finally my health broke
down completely, largely because of
overwork. I tried Beef Iron and V Ine
and other remedies without help.
saw Vinol advertised and soon after
taking It I noticed an Improvement. I
now have a hearty appetite, sleep bet
ten feel better and have gained consid
erable in weight. Samuel Hodes, 501
The reason Vinol is so successful In
such cases Ih because it contains the
oldest and most famous tonics, vi
beef and cod liver peptones, iron, man
ganese peptonates and glycero-phos-phates.
We ask every run-down, overworked
man in Portland to try a bottle of .Vinol
with the understanding that their mon
ey will be returned if it fails to help
them as It did Mr. Hodes.
The Owl Drug Co, Portland; also at
tha leading drugstore in all Oregon
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are given in the two-reel subject, which
will be followed by other camera-hunt
pictures Just as novel and entertaining.
Musical numbers and International
comedy complete the bill.
There is a new kind of motion-plo-
ture hero being Introduced to the screen
by Owen Moore in "A Girl Like THM,"
in which he is being co-starred by the
Famous Players Film Company with
Irene Fenwick at the Peoples. This new
species of hero is disguised by . those
queer-looking tortoise - shell - rimmed
glasses that make a man looit line a
cross between a Harvard student and
a bullfrog. Instead of being a rollick
ing, polo-playing youth upon whom the
liquor Interests can depend for an extra
dividend, such as be was in A Coney
Island Princess," Moore is a model
young man with a vacant stare, who
is so nice that you want to pat him on i
But this pious youth, who neither
drinks, swears nor chews, really has
concealed about his person a great
many admirable qualities which are
aroused from their lethargy by the ar
rival in his town of Nell Gordon, who
Is the heroine of the story.- And if you
think that our hero is a queer sort of
a hero, it may be well to explain at the
start that our heroine Is a lady crook
more crook than lady at first, to be
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TODAY'S FILM FEATURES.
Majestic Gladys Coburn, "The
Broadway Gladys Hulette, "Her
Columbia Frank Keenan and
Margery Wilson, "The Bride of
Sunset B essie Barriseal e,'
Charles Ray and Louise Glaum,
Star John Mason and Alma Han
Ion, "The Libertine."
Peoples Owen Moore and- Irene
Fenwick, "A Girl Like That."
Globe "At-Piney Ridge," "Billy
L-KO comedy, is a good foil. to the
OME," a comedy-drama which
handles the newly rich, their
aspirations and -weaknesses,
with ruthless hand. Is the VTriangle
photoplay of rich entertainment value
on exhibition at the Sunset Theater.
With an all-star fast and a story sur
charged with many amusing situations,
this is one of the best photoplays in
which Bessie Barrlscale has appeared.
Charles Ray, Louise Glaum, Clara
Williams and George Fisher are among
the players, all of whom except Fisher,
having been starred during the' past
few months, go to support Miss Barrls
cale In "Home."
It is a story of a girl who devotes
her efforts to saving her family from
the evils of too-suddenly-acquired
wealth, and who nearly sacrifices her
own happiness in encompassing the re
turn to sanity of her family. Bessie
Wheaton returns home from school to
discover that the one-time happiness
and peace of her family has gone
a-gllmmering. Father has retired from
the family circle and Is a cynical club
man. Brother Is immersed in the doubt
ful pleasures of the day and is paying
assiduous court to a chorus girl of the
most obvious type. Mother and sister
are snobs of the first water and are
Jaying a trap to ensnare a count, who
is even more anxious to get a strangle"
hold on a part of the WTieaton fortune.
So Bessie decides that the only
method of procedure is to become the
biggest fool in the family. She dis
gusts her bapther by aping the chorus
girl, and so opens his eyes that she de
parts for other feminine society. She
steals the cotmt from her sister, and
then drops him with a dull thud. She
outsnobs the snobs of her own home.
Insults father, mother and sister, and
generally deports herself in such a way
that she brings about an awakening,
although in so doing she almost loses
the love of an artist who had been at
tracted by ber charm and refreshing
"The Millinery Girl," a Triangle-
Komedy, with Fay Tincher at her best,
and a Burton Holmes Travelogue com
plete the programme.
Art attractive and original photo
drama, boldly and powerfully pictured,
but so well handled that the most crit
ical could not take offense, , is "The
Bride of Hate," a romantic tragedy of
the old South, on exhibition at the Co
lumbia Theater. .'Faithful and realistic
costuming the crinolines, stovepipe
hats, frilled shirts, immense canes
artistic subtitles, an Intensely dramatic
story, and splendid acting contributed
by Frank Keenan, Margery Wilson and
Jerome Storm, contribute to make this
one of the best of recent Ince produc
tions. In this atmosphere of ante-bellum
days Keenan is presented as Dr. Du
pres, a Southern gentleman of mixed
ethics, who is the soul of honor in
finance and family purity, but who be
lieves that the smallest taint of negro
blood draws a sharp line between the
possessor of it and human beings.
While in a friendly game of poker on
a Mississippi River steamboat he wins
a slave who is pure white, but who has
been brought up from babyhood as a
negress as a matter of spite. On re
turning home he discovers that his
little grandniece. the last of the blood,
has killed herself from shame. . He
discovers that Paul Crenshaw, a young
blood from New Orleans. Is the betray
er, and overcomes desire for .immediate
death in favor of a more subtle revenge.
The supposed negress is trained care
fully in conduct and dress to imper
sonate .a wealthy young Spanish girl,
and gives her a choice of winning the
young blood or going to work in the
cotton fields. The girl yields to the
scheme of revenge and is soon married
to Crenshaw. Nooontr Is the cere
mony over than the planter denounces
the bridegroom, and laughs him to
corn for having married a negress.
Socially ostracized, the young fellow
meets a violent -death. Almost at that
moment the true identity of the girl is
revealed and the planter makes superb
restitution by her complete social re
establishment. "The Battle of Let's Go," a. two-reel
"The Primitive Call." a story of the
East and West, Taclal conflict, and the
wiles of a white woman as practiced
on a redskin, yesterday opened a
three-day screening at the Majestic
Theater. This William Fox photo
drama, which is noteworthy for its
photographic merit as well as story In
terest, stars Gladys Coburn, the Ken
tucky girl who has been elevated to a
position among the Fox luminaries of
the celluloid drama.
Miss Coburn as Betty Malcolm.
spoiled, petted, and headstrong daugh
ter of millions, and Fritz Lei ber, as
Brain Elkhorn, son of an Indian chief,
are the principal figures in this story
of a woman's intrigue in the name of
love. Betty meets Brain at a recep
tion In the East, and when she dis
covers that her father is negotiating
with Chief Elkhorn for possession of
Indian lands in the West, and that the
deal Is at a standstill, she determines
to use her wiles on Brain to secure the
tract of land
The Indian performs numerous acts
heroism, including the rescue of
HOTEL ROOMS SECURED
RESERVATIONS FOR BT. E. A. COX.
VEXTIOX BEING MADE.
TJtan. Wyoming; and Other Middle
Western States Already Have
Beta Heard From.
Reservations at Portland hotels for
rooms during the annual convention of
the National Education Association
here on the week of July 7-14, next, are
already coming tn. Utah. Wyoming and
other Mld'dla Western states have been
heard from, and It la Indicated that
Interest In the Portland -convention is
An active campaign is being carried
on by the general committee of the
N. E. A. in charge of convention plans,
here, to advertise the coming event
widely and publicity Portland will re
ceive as a result will be extensive.
Mark Woodruff, in charge of pub
licity for the Chamber of ' Commerce,
who is secretary of the executive
N. E. A. committee, has-sent out arti
cles on the attractions of Summer life
in the Pacific Northwest to all the
educational and school papers of the
United States. These articles advise
teachers to Summer here this year and
attend tbe'Natlonal Education Associa
tion convention. Similar articles will
be sent to many other publications
throughout the United States.
The special folder to be Issued by
the committee is being arranged now
by Mr. Woodruff. An issue of 300,000
will be printed and circulated widely.
A big list of addresses of people who
are more or less Interested in the com
ing convention or who can be attracted
this way because of it has. already been
secured. Folders will be sent to these
selected addresses, as well as to very
Betty from drowning, and a strong ad
miration for. him Is developed in the
girl, yet she persists in her scheme to
use the young redskin. The contract
for the land is signed, through the ef
forts of Brain, and then the girl spurns
him, while his people ostracize the man
who has assisted the palefaces In the
In a spirit of revenge Brain kidnaps
the girl and parries her away into the
mountains, there forcing her to live in
a tepee and do menial camp work. The
other Indians kidnap a child, and
through it secure a cancellation of the
land contract. Brain releases - Betty
after she has suffered much in spirit,
and the white giri who is ready to love
her captor is in turn spurned by Brain,
who turns to an Indian maid for hap
piness. A Vitagraph comedy and Hearst
Pathe News weekly round out the bill.
Glimpses of a millionaire's fairyland
kingdom on the historic Hudson River,
Including beautiful lawns and gardens,
are one of the striking features of tire
powerful moral photodrama, "The Lib
ertine," on exhibition at the Star The
ater. This extraordinary film production,
made by the Triumph Film Corporation
under the direction of Julius Steger,
contains a number of other interesting
scenes. Another striking view Is of a
moonlight party taken on board a
$70,000 pleasure yacht, showing the
beautiful shores of the Hudson along
Riverside Drive and the skyline of
New York City inthe distance.
The interior scenes in "The Libertine"
are among the most costly ever used in
a photodrama. Scenes depicting the
home of Jim Mills, the libertine, show
glimpses of an art gallery containing
some of the most costly paintings and
tapestries of famed European artists.
The New York Evening Journal says
of "The Libertine":
"The Libertine" is a story of modern life,
strong: and gripping. The heroine, a young
girl, who 1b the main support of her wid
owed mother, la engaged to marry a. clean,
wholesome young man, who has been ber
Her path is crossed by a modern libertine,
the man who "can afford to play the game."
A surprise finish comes like a breath of
June roses, and the story ends bringing
close to the hearts of the audience the pow
erful and timely moral of a great old play
"Her New York," the current attrac
tion at the Broadway Theater, pos
sesses much of the ingenuousness rrid
most of the charm of a fairy tale. It's
the story of a little country girl who
runs away to the city, falls into the
trap of a female white sla m r and 'a
saved through the instrumentality of a
pet hen and Is married to a young chap
who boldly proclaims that he is going
to support, her by writing poetry .-and
makes good. All of which furnishes
excellent material for a photoplay "of a
simple and compelling charm, with the
effect appreciably heightened by the
acting of Gladys Hulette, the youthful
The aforementioned - pet hen and a
baby play prominent parts in the play.
The hen is the property of Phoebe, the
country girl who goes to tha Idolized
city, while the baby has been adopted
by her city sweetheart, a struggling
peot who finally gains success. If not
fame, by hammering out lines for a
baked-bean company for $100 a week.
- Phoebe. Phillip, the hen and the waif
are embarked on a career of happiness,
when Philip starts gambling and gets
in debt to his employer. The situation
is complicated when the employer casts
covetous eyes on Phoebe. The boss suc
ceeds in making Phoebe believe that
Philip has deceived her, and things
look black for a time, bv . finally
everything comes out right, although
the hen has been sacrificed in the
meantime, and Phoebe's New York is
bright and happy again.
'Along the Game Trails in Canada"
Is" an unusually interesting hunt pic
ture, with the camera as the weapon.
Intimate views of moose, bear and deer
39 TAKE RED CROSS TESTS
Successful Members of Forestry
Service to Get Certificates.
Twenty-seven men and 12 women
connected with this Government forest
district, who have been attending
series of lectures on first aid given by
D W. N. Lipscomb, field representa
tive of the American Red Cross Society,
at forest headquarters in the Beck
building, are now being examined in
first aid work. Those passing the ex
amination will get certificates issued
by the Red Cross Society.
.The examinations include practical
demonstrations in the use of splints in
setting bones and also in the fixing of
4 COUPLES GET DIVORCES
Three Plaintiffs Allege Cruelty; One
A divorce was awarded to Ella E.
Balmanno on a cross-complaint from
Jack H. Balmanno by Presiding Judge
Gantenbein yesterday. She had left
her husband because of his treatment
of her and had gone to live with her
folks at Eugene.
Ella M. Reznor obtained a divorce
from Charles F. Reznor. Reanor threw
dishes at his wife and called her vile
names, according to the testimony.
I. A. Mallory received a divorce from
Martha Mallory. She had left him.
Nellie B. Anton was divorced from
Harry C. Anton, whom she charged
with cruelty. '
CITY MAY DENY BLAME
Commissioner Holds Against Claim
of Resident for Damages.
Reclaims of W. C. Lawrence for dam
ffes to his property in Portland
Heights because of earth slides claimed
by him to have been caused by leaking
water or improper drainage underneath
street area, are to be denied if the
City Council adopts recommendations
of Commissioner aly. A report on the
subject will be before the Council this
The Lawrence home was badly dam
aged by the moving of the earth during
the storms last Winter. The city claims
no responsibility for the troubles.
AUCTION IST0PAY DEBTS
Effects of Tom long, Blind Cigar
Dealer Who Died, to Be Sold.
To satisfy creditors of Tom Long,
blind City Hall cigar dealer who died
recently, Dr. F. H. Dar.imasch, admin
istrator of the estate, has arranged
for a public auction of Mr. Long's be
longings at the City Hall at noon Mon
day. His cigar stand and all his stock
will be sold to the highest bidders.
Mr. Long died leaving more debts
than assets. Dr. Dammasch has found
that he cannot realize the required
amount by a private sale and therefore
has proposed the auction.
Occupation Tax Proposed Again.
ABERDEEN, Wash., Jan. 25. (Spe
cial.) The proposed occupation tax
for Aberdeen, which it was thought
was killed by the Council laet week,
is beginning -to show signs of reviving,
for several of the Council who opposed
the tax last week are now In favor of
such a tax. Consideration of the oc
cupation tax matter probably will be
up again within the next two weeks.
Two 15c Cakes of
Churchill Skin Soap
Both for 15c
We make you an unusually attractive offer on Churchill
Antiseptic Skin Soaj
Two Cakes for the Price of One.
Churchill Antiseptic Skin Soap is a standard toilet medicinal
6oap of high quality, used for all-around toilet purposes. It pos
sesses well-known antiseptic and hygienic properties. .
It is a quick and efficient cleanser. It is delicately perfumed,
most agreeable to use and is lasting.
Churchill Antiseptic Skin Soap has been sold by The Owl
Drug Stores for 1 5 years and is highly commended by all who '
use it. . . v .
It is regularly sold by all Owl Stores at 1 5c.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
ONLY YOU CAN BUY
Two Cakes for 15c
This is an unusual bpportunity to get double value in a re
fined medicinal soap that may be used with most satisfying results
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LEASES IN CORBETT BUILDING.
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In Use For Over 30 Years
Always bears yj? sfC TT
Men's Fiirnlsklna Geeds Store te Occupy
Premises Vacated by First
The 'only vacant prominent down
downtown corner store in Portland,
the premises of the Corbett building,
formerly occupied by the First National
Bank, was leased yesterday for a 10
year period by C. J. Mathis & Co., an
exclusive men's furnishing shop, which
first opened for business five years
agro in the Sixth-street side of the
By the terms of the agreement en
tered into between Charles J. Mathis
and Robert H. Strong, manager of the
Corbett Estate, the Mathis firm is also
to have full use of the basement, and
will have first call on considerable
second-floor space as soon as all de
partments of the First National Bank
are moved to the new bank home at
Fifth and Stark strets.
The ground floor of the Corbett
builtung alone will provide the Mathis
store with approximately 60 per cent
more space than the present quarters,
which are now too small for the grow
ing business of the concern.
Before moving Into the new loca
tion, about March 1, extensive changes
and alterations will be made in the
Corbett building front under the direc
tion of Architect A. E. Doyle, and a
new feature in the form of shadow
box windows, that have never before
been used west of Denver, will be
Installed. The newly patented win
dows are said to give perfect vision
at all times- by preventing reflections.
The new quarters will provide 100
feet of window displrfy space.
The Interior furnishings in the new
store Will be of solid Honduras ma
hogany, and new showcases, counters
and cabinets will be Installed in the
hope of making the shop one of the
finest in the West. The store is to
have a frontage of 40 feet on Morrison
street, with entrance in the center, and
70 feet on Fifth- street. Space behind
the elevators will
make the store
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Wild Animal Pictures
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N. B. Free portraits of Miss Barriscale today.