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THE SUNDAY OREGOXIAN. PORTLAND. APRIL 19, 1914.
TO ART EXHIBITION
Paintings of Panama-Pacific
Artists Attract Special At
tention in Portland.
SOME OF COLLECTION OF PAINTINGS THAT ARE BEING EXHIBITED AT PORTLAND MUSEUM OF ART, ONE OF ARTISTS
AND HIS LITTLE DAUGHTER. WHO ARE KNOWN IN CITY
WESTERN SUBJECTS SHOWN
Canvases of Frank Vincent Du Mond
and Child Hassam Interesting
Because Both Have Visited
In City Frequently.
BY LEONE CASS BAEB.
Thousands of Portland people have
crowded the display rooms of the Mu
seum of Art during the past week to
view the magnificent collection of
paintings by the 10 mural artists who
have been chosen to decorate the
buildings at the Panama-Pacific Ex
position. The pictures, which repre
sent hundreds of thousands of dollars
in intrinsic value, are attracting: keenly
Unquestionably the most important
event of its kind that has ever visited
Portland, this exhibition of paintings
assumes a greater value here because
Portland people are so closely identi
fied with the Panama-Pacific enter
prise. Many of the paintings are Western
in subject matter and several of the
10 artists have been in Portland and
their work is known here. Prank Vin
cent Du Mond has frequently visited
here, and so has Childe Hassam. The
10 artists are all in Ban Francisco, with
the exception of Frank Brangwyn,
who is the only non-American in the
list. They are painting their individu
al contributions to the art decorations
of the interior of the exposition build
ings. Mr. BraogiryB Works at Home.
Mr. Brangwyn is painting his panels,
eight in number, at his home in Eng
land and will bring them over next
season to be put in place in the ourt
Several of the artists have signified
intentions to come to Portland and tour
the Northwest when their work in San
Francisco is completed.
Mr. Du Mond and his younger broth
er, Frederick Melville Du Mond, are
planning on a fishing trip out from
Portland this Summer. Both are splen
didly represented at the exhibition in
the Museum of Art.
Frank Vincent Du Mond's painting
of "Gray Newfoundland" is one of the
loveliest in his entire collection of 15.
It is a large canvas and represents a
wide, long sweep of Newfoundland
coast, with cool, gray clouds massed
above a rugged bluff, and a stretch of
cold looking water creeping in to
shore. This picture is beautiful in its
tone and color value. A companion
piece to it, showing another bit of the
Newfoundland shore, was hung last
season in the Academy of Design in
New York and sold to an art connois
Paintings by Mr. Du Mond are owned
by several Portland collectors, and a
number in this collection at the Mu
seum have been sold. One of them,
"Snow Patches," which is a tremend
ously realistic piece of work, has been
sold to a Seattle collector, who came
to Portland to view the pictures, not
knowing that later the collection will
be exhibited at Seattle.
Another painting that attracts com
ment is one by Frederick Melville Du
Mond, called "At the Water Hole." It
shows two big oxen standing in a
plowed field, with a great sweep of
Mojave Desert scenery back of them.
The painting is brilliant in color, his
work is refreshing, discloses a sense
of mastery of his medium and force
and strength in the big handling of his
material. All Frederick Melville Du
Mond's . art is worked out In large
masses of color. His colors are rich
and high and brilliant.
All the ten paintings in Frederick
Du Mond's collection are painted in
California. He has always lived abroad
until the last three years and his
paintings have been hung in the Paris
salon. He has several medals for
Jules Guerin Picture Shown.
"The Temple of Sunium" is one of
the paintings shown by Jules Guerin
who is chief of color and decoration at
the Panama-Pacific Exposition. Mr.
Guerin is a great figure in the world
of art and it is under his direction and
guidance that the other artists are
working. He had a collection of IS
pictures at the San Francisco exhibi
tion. Of these pictures but seven of
them were sold to California lovers of
the beautiful. One of his most repre
sentative pieces of color work is hi
"Temple of Sunium," which shows i
silhouette of splendid rock ruins
against a moonlight sky of marvelous
blue. All Mr. Guerin's paintings are
glorious in color achievement. People
who know his paintings will call to
mind his beautiful illustrations of Ru
pert Hichens' "Egypt."
It will be of general Interest to Port
land people and particularly to lovers
of Frank Vincent Du Mond's work, to
learn of the nature of the two panels
he is making for the Exposition. There
are to be two great triumphal arches
In the Court of the Universe. Each
arch is to have two panels 46 feet long
and 12 feet high and the figures, about
20 in each panel, will be nine feet high.
Two of these panels are being painted
by Mr. Du Mond and two by Edward
Simmons. In subject they are all typi
cal of the march of civilization.
Story of Columbus Shown. -
Mr. Simmons' pictures tell the story
of the journey of Columbus and Balboa
and early explorers to America, and
Mr. Du Mond carries the story further
and depicts the march of civilization
from the Atlantic to the Pacific In
their work the artists are using his
torlcal men to give the story value.
Mr. Du Mond has selected the early
missionaries, painters, sculptors and
musicians in California to paint in one
of his panels. A splendid likeness of
Bret Harte as the representative poet
Is being painted into the picture.
The collection at the Museum of Art
will continue only for this week. The
public Is invited and urged to attend
in the Interest of fostering a knowl
edge of good pictures. Some of the
paintings are for sale at studio prices.
Mrs. Du Mond, who is an artist herself
of superior attainments and whose
work in the art world is done under
the name of Helen Savier. is planning
a large reception this week to lovers
of good paintings.
This la to be held either Tuesday or
ednesday evening at the Museum of
Larceny Charge Preferred.
Complaint charging E. E. Edwards
with larceny of three gold crowns was
tiled yesterday by Deputy District At
torney Pierce, on statements made to
him by Mrs. F. E. Illege. of 575 East
Twenty-sixth street. The crowns,
which are valued by their owner at
$15. were "alien by Edwards. Mrs.
Illege said, when he left the Chicago
Painless Dental parlors, where they
were oeing repaired. ,
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DELICIOUS and satisfying
breakfasts, luncheons and din
ners will, be served to von at The
Portland. The utmost skill is exorcised here iu
the selection and preparation of the choicest
products gathered from world-wide sources; the
service in dining-room and grill is dignified and
Table d'Hote Dinner
in Main Dining-Koom, 3:30 to 8 I M.
Sundays, $1.25; Weekdays, $1
The broad promenades overlooking the court
yard are capital lounging places these delightful
Spring evenings; you are invited to use them.
Hear .the Orchestra play in
the hotel lobby this evening.
After the Theater the Grill
The Portland Hotel
G. J. Kauf mann, Manager
VOCATION IS THEE
'We Should Equip Children in
School," Says Lecturer.
RESEARCH WORK OUTLINED
Mrs. Anna - Y. Kecd Conies From
Seattle to IT, AV. C. A. to Give
Talk Series and to Help Local
Workers "Find Themselves."
"Employers have been plagued nearly
to death with minimum wage scale,
eight-hour law, working conditions
and like investigations, and will have
no patience with anyone making a vo
cational survey, unless that person is
well informed," said Mrs. Anna Y.
Reed, in her - lecture at the Toung
Women's Christian Association. Friday
Mrs. Reed comes, from Seattle, where
she has been making an extensive vo
cational survey among school children
and young people employed in factories
and mercantile houses. She is here,
giving a series of lectures under the
auspices of the Collegiate Alumnae
and the Oregon Alumnae Association.
the fourth of which will be presented
tomorrow night. All teachers, parents
and social workers are invited to hear
Mrs. Reed said that many problems
of the day could be easily solved If
there were a better understanding1 of
actual conditions and It is her aim to
assist those who would set this under
standing. The matter 01 hearsay, said
Mrs. Reed, was not sufficient base for
passing an opinion upon anything. She
with the members of the collegiate
associations meeting with her. are anx
ious to help the boys and girls of to
day to "find thenjselves." .
"We should be equipped - in our
schools to find the vocation suited to
the child and then be able to give It
opportunity to prepare it to take the
place in the world for which it is
adapted," said Mrs. Reed.
According to Mrs. Reed, this knowl
edge of conditions and the study of
this vocational Investigation work will
in a measure solve the domestic prob
lem and many problems of employers
The general outline for social ' re
search work follows:
Object and nature of social research
Selection of topics.
Collection and classification of in
formation. Analytic Operations; (a). External
Criticism; (1), Testing the Genuineness
of Material; (2), Localization of Mate
rial; (b). Internal Criticism; (1). De
termination of Value of Information;
(a) By Character of information; b).
By Individuality of Writer or Author;
(c). By Influence of Time and Place;
(3). Interpretation of Material; (a).
Literal Meaning; (b). Real Meaning:
(3), Establishment of Facts Through
Material; (a). Conceptions; (b). Af
firmations: 1), When Agree; (2), When
Disagree; (3). When Only One.
Synthetic Operations; fa). Imagin
ing the Facts: b). Grouping the
Facts: (c). Filling in the Gaps (con
structive reasoning); fd). Exposition.
CITY FINANCES TOLD
Auditor Blames Increased Tax
ation on Public Demand.
MONTHLY PAY IS $300,000
Mr. Barbur Says Portland Is Better
Off Than Many Other Cities, but
Suggests Union With Connty
as Remedial Measure.
In an analysis of the financial situ
ation by City Auditor Barbur Friday
night before the Mount Tabor Improve
ment League he maintained that Port
land la far better off than most cities,
that its real bonded indebtedness is
less and that its future is more prom
ising. His subject was "The City's
Money Where It Comes From and
What It Is Used For."
He explained that most-people know
where the main portion of the money
comes from by reference to their tax
receipts, but that there was a consid
erable sum that comes from other
sources such as licenses and corpora
tion funds. As a financial statement
of the Commission form had not been
made up Mr. Barbur used the financial
Statement of 1913, from which he
quoted copiously,- showing expenditures
of all the departments. He showed
that there are more than 1800 city em-
FORTLAND PARTY STARTS IN NOVEL TRIP ACROSS CONTINENT
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K. CU.VMNtiUAH AMJ FAMILY AU 111E1K IMdtU VEHICLE,
"Across the continent in a dollhouse" is the motto of E. Cunningham and his family, who, with Ulric
Dorals, S21 Patton road, left Portland yesterday with a two-horse team and a tiny house on wheels, head
ed for Hamilton, Ont. The party will be six in number. Mr. Cunningham Is an Englishman. He has lived
in Portland five years, and for the past four years has been an employe of the Portland Railway, Light &
Power Company. --
The trip is solely a pleasure jaunt, and Mr. Cunningham says he-has been planning it for years.
The "dollhouse," as the party terms Its portable home. Is 10x12 feet in area and seven feet high. The
furniture consists of a small stove, a kitchen cabinet, sink, wardrobe and cooking utensils.
The room is carpeted. The walls are decorated with pennants and pictures, and the two windows have
curtains. The outfit cost about 200.
The party consists of Mr. Cunningham and his wife. Miss F. Cunningham, Ivy Cunningham, 11 years old:
E. Cunningham, Jr., 14 years old, and Ulric Dorais. The men will sleep in a small tent and the women will
sleep in the "dollhouse." - .
ployes and that the monthly payroll
runs up to about $300,000.
Public Standard Higher.
"It may be considered somewhat
singular that the increased expenses of
the city is largely due to the demands
of the people themselves," said Auditor
Barbur. "The increased expense comes
with the demand for more fire houses,
good roads, public parks, park Improve
ments and other improvements of this
character. The school district costs
much money, and there is constant de
mand for more and better schoolhouses,
all of which increases public expenses.
"The total bonded Indebtedness of
Portland, including water, bridge and
improvement bonds, is 128.000,000. Of
this amount about S7.000.000 is charge
able to the water department, S7.000.000
for bridges. City Hall and other Im
provements, and $15,000,000 In Improve
ment bonds. The water department
takes care of its bonds, except J 1.250. -
000. which is a burden on the general
taxation. 'When you consider that Los
Angeles, Cal.. Issued $28,000,000 bonds
alone for Its water plant you can get
some idea what other cities are doing
in that line. - .
"It was only in recent years that any
attempt was made to provide for the
payment of these bonds by means of a
sinking fund, the first real effort In
that direction being made under ex-
Mayor Rushlight's administration. It
is unfortunate that all the city bonds
are long-time bonds and cannot be paid
off until they mature. If the bonds
had been serial and such as could have
been paid off out of the sinking fund,
the city would have saved many mil-
Hone of dollars."
Conaolldatioa Is Suggested.
Mr. Barbur said that Portland pays
93 per cent of all taxes of Multnomah
County,, and that great economy might
be effected by consolidating the city
and county governments and doing
away with duplication of offices and
expenses. He said, however, that the
consolidation of Portland and Mult
nomah County would result in many
complications, but that if territory out
side of Portland could be lopped off,
the problem would be simplified, but
what to do with this territory was the
question to be decided. Mr. Barbur ex
pressed the opinion that all these dlf
ficultles in the way of consolidation
would be solved and consolidation ef
fected In time.
He answered many questions, espe
cially about the increase in the health
department, in which there are now 40
employes. After a careful survey of the
situation, the Auditor expressed the
opinion that there should be a. reduc
tion In taxes for the ensuing year.
DETENTION HOME PLANNED
Site Xot Chosen Yet bat Two Have
Been Offered Free.
Mayor Albee has commenced to work
out definite plana for the proposed de
tention home for women, to be erected
somewhere near the city. It has not
been decided whether one building or
a series of buildings on the cottage
plan will be recommended, but prob
ably the latter.
As soon as plans are completed ne
gotiations will be made for a site, sev
eral having been offered at what is
considered a reasonable figure. Two
sites have been offered tree.
Two Divorces Granted.
Two divorces, each on grounds of
cruelty, were granted yesterday by
Circuit Judge Cleeton. one to Mrs,
Dessa Wetzel and the second to Mrs.
Anna A. Reed. Judge Cleeton allowed
Mrs. Reed to resume her maiden name.
Anna A. Billings and directed her
divorced husband. W. Reed, to pay
her $15 monthly alimony Tor two years.
Mrs. Wetsel was divorced from Lewis
Wetsel, to whom she was married In
Oakland, Cal., December 26. 1909.
The noticeable increase of patronage in the
Arcadian Garden justifies our efforts iu pro
curing the noted soprano, Mrs. Elfrieda II.
Weinstein, who, assisted by Heller's Orchestra,
aid in making the luncheon, dinner and 'after
theater hours delightful.
Go to Church Sunday
but also enjoy the splendid table d'hote din
ner, served from 6 until 8 in the Arcadian
Grand Concert in the lobbjv from 8:30 until
10. Mrs. Weinstein and Orchestra.
After-Concert-Supper will be served in t he
Garden from 10 until 12.
L. P. Reynolds, Asst. Mgr.
COIt. ELEVENTH AND ALDER ST9.
New modern brick building, beauti
fully furnished throughout. Outside
rooms $1.00 a day up.
$15. $20. $25. with bath privilege.
Rooms with private baths, $25. $30.
$35. $40. Two rooms, with bath. $50.
SPECIAL, SCMMKR HATES BY THE
'1'. II. U'CO.'EIt, Msr.
the East are to appear and present
before the Spokane Chamber of Com
merce a plan for community develop
ment. The plans for routing travel
through the cities of the Northwest in
1915 will be considered also at this
meeting. Mr. Richardson will visit the
University of Idaho and Washington
State College before returning to Port-
IDGSFKEAD interest In
our special exhibit of
indicates encouraging progress
locally in the study of this
great art of the Far East.
Our new stocks comprise
wide assortments in selected
pieces of every known Orient
al carpet in both large and
The unique display in our
show windows has proven in
tensely interesting and will
be continued all this week.
OUR GUARANTEE goes
with every rug. Thus, in mak
ing a selection here you are
absolutely sure of getting ex
actly what you want and ex
actly for what you pay.
Tom Richardson to Visit Clubs.
Tom Richardson will leave tonight
for a trip to Idaho and Washington
representing the Portland Commercial
Club and the Oregon Development
League at a series of promotion meet
ings. The most Important of these is
to be at Spokane, where experts from
Largest Orleatal Rub; Dealers
is the West.
TE.XTII AND ALDER.
land. Tomorrow he will be in Lewis-
ton, Tuesday in Moscow, Wednesday in
Pullman and Thursday and Friday in
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European Plan $1.50 a day up
American Plan $3.50 a day up
New steel and brick structure. Third sd.
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Every modem cooveniescs. Moderate
rates. Center of theatro nd retail dis
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jfl i Entire New Management. I
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