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THE SUNDAY OKEGOXIAX, PORTLAND, OCTOBER 4. 1914.
ART CAREER DRAWS
RENOWNED SINGER TO
BE HEARD THIS WEEK
Norwegian Prima Donna, Whose Dramatic Soprano Voice Sounds the
Depths of the Human Heart, Will Entertain Here.
do the yen? 'best I non how the very best I 'can; and I
mean to keep doing so until the end. If the end brines me out all
I ACCUSES LAWYERS
right, vhat is said against me Won't amount to anything. If the end brings me out wrong, ten angels
swearing I Was right Would make no difference." (
Martin rie Muth Leaves for
New York to Finish Study.
Philip Davis Says He Was In-
duced to Retract, but New
I Resolve Was Made.
WORK HERE PREPARATORY
FEAR AS FACTOR DENIED
-Bank Cashier Testifies 3Iax Albert
I Sfade $COO Deposit About Time
t Davis Avers Albert Received
3 Tay for Sax Fire.
Through a. long cross-examination
that took up practically all yesterday's
court session, Philip Davis, confessed
agent of the "arson trust," matched
-wits with attorneys who sought to im
peach his testimony. Although having
an imperfect knowledge of English, he
held his own and. at times had his in
'QUlsitors on the defensive.
Attorney Dan Malarkey, counsel for
.Max Albert, who is on trial, and others
accused of arson who are to be tried,
sought to show that Davis tells any
story that suits him and made state
ments to the District" Attorney confess
ing his part in the operations of the
'alleged arson ring, besides Involving
' others, under duress and threat by the
f Retraction I'rged, He Says.
- Davis testified that after his confes
sion he was induced by attorneys to
retract his statement to the District
Attorney. He said he was told by At
torneys W. A. Carter and E. B. Sea
brook to say that he was so harassed
by the inquisition and threats of
Deputy District Attorney Robison that
had he been asked if President Wilson
iiad set a fire he would have answered
Attorney Malarkey tried to show this
was the statement of the witness to
his counsel: Davis testified it was
rather the testimony suggested to him
by his attorneys.
.- "I did not want to sit in jail," was
the explanation of the witness as to
why he made his statement to the Dis
trict Attorney. Otherwise, he said, he
would be unable to raise the necessary
bail to get out, as he was told that un
less he told the truth, higher bonds
would be required than he could raise.
JVew Itesolve la Made.
Thereupon, he said, he resolved to tell
the truth and clear up his trouble as
quickly as possible. He was told by
the attorneys, he testified, that he had
made a great mistake in making his
confession to the District Attorney, but
that he could very likely be cleared of
the charge if he would testify he was
frightened at the time and did not tell
the truth. Following his acceptance
of this advice, he again resolved to
make a clean breast of the whole mat
ter. Davis told on cross-jexamination the
story of his conviction and prison sen
tence in Russia for horse stealing. He
taid he was innocent of the crime for
which he served one year's imprison
ment in Vilma, Russia.
He said that 30 years ago he was a
eoldier in Russia. Hi3 brother, in bus
iness with a partner, died of appendi
' citia. His brother's wife was left in
want and Davis says he went to his
brother's partner and demanded his
, share of the Joint property.
Morses Are Stolen.
" He was unsuccessful in getting any
thing and shortly thereafter four
bourses belonging to the partner were
stolen and the crime was charged to
The witness said that by virtue of a
, Russian law that imposes a penalty of
three years' imprisonment for anyone
who swears falsely at a court trial, his
brother's partner was later sent to
prison for three years for giving testi
mony at the trial of Davis that was
; M. A. Ashley, cashier of the bank of
Ashley & Rumelln. was a witness for
the prosecution. Identifying a deposit
f Max Albert amounting to J200 at
about the time Davis, according to his
testimony, turned over to Albert the
1200 which was his share of the price
paid for setting the Sax Are.
Court ad.lourned at 1 o'clock. The
trial will be resumed Monday.
ROADS AID COTTON SALES
Portland Offices Xotify Employes to
; Purchase Goods During Week.
Railroads in the Northwest, partic
ularly those radiating out of Portland,
are planning to take an active part in
the movement to increase the sale of
cotton good 3 so that the cotton grow
ers of the South, who have been unable
to dispose of this year's crop on ac
count of the war, may have funds with
which to continue their industry.
- The various carriers with general
offices in Portland yesterday notified
their employes to make purchases of
cotton goods and bulk cotton this
The movement to make the present
Tveek "cotton week" throughout the
country originated with some of the
Eastern carriers, and upon their sug
gestion was taken up here in the
:: The railroads point out that inas
much ss cotton and cotton goods form
a large percentage of the gross rail
shipments in the United States, it is
essential that the carriers assist in
the movement to relieve the Southern
Srcwers of their surplus product. They
jioint out that as soon as the war in
- Kurope Is over the countries now at
v.-ar again will come into the market
nnd that their demands will be heavier
than ever before.
r'or this reason, thev say, it is im
perative that tho South be supplied
with funds to continue puttintr out
WIFE SUING AUTHOR WINS
John Fleming Wilsons Separated,
Woman to Drop Writer's Xame.
John Fleming Wilson, the magazine
writer; formerly a resident of Portland,
has settled tho divorce suit recently
filed against him in New York by en
tering into an agreement of separation.
By the terms of the agreement Mrs!
Wilson promises not to use the name,
Mrs. John Fleming Wilson, but to be
known as Lulu E. Wilson and. not to
sue for separation unless her husband
defaults in paying "alimony of 130 a
month. Mr. Wilson also paid J300 in
counsel fees. Each agrees not "to In
trude upon the other's society or busi
ness." The agreement was approved
by trie New York courts last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Wilson were married In
Tortland July 14. JS06, and lived to
gether until 1912, when they moved
to New York. Mr. Wilson is the son
of Professor J. R. Wilson, who resigned
recently from the principalshlp of Fort
land Academy after a service of 25
years. He was employed for several
years on Portland newspapers and later
became editor of the. Pacific Monthly.
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MADAJHE OLIVES FREMSTAD.
THE first wisit to Portland of the
great prima donna, Madame Olive
Fremstad, who sings at the Heilig
next Wednesday night, October 7, di
rection of Steers & Coman, promises
to be a most brilliant event. This most
gifted dramatic soprano, now at the
height of her powers, has a voice that
sounds the depths of the human heart.
Her dramatic fire and subtle, delicate
beauty of interpretation, like the play
of sunlight dancing oh waters, has a
thousand tender lights and shades of
humor, pathos and exuberant joy. Ther"e
are moments when she rises to the
sublimest heights of dramatic passion,
leaving the audience in a state of white
heat at the beauty and exaltation, such
a revelation of genius Imparts.
The programme Madame Fremstad
will give next Wednesday night is un
paralleled in its rich diversity. Be
ginning with some Schumann Ileder,
in which the subtle, delicate, complex
weD or Deauty is imbued with inner
meaning that moves the soul strange
ly.she passes on to Grieg, the song-
poet of her nation, for Fremstad was
born in Norway, and this explains the
rapture of her mood as she Interprets
for us the quick transition from wild,
rhymthmlc gaiety to the most heart
rending pathos, which is so strange a
characteristic of the Norwegian nature
that the two extremes mingle and in
termingle like lightning and sunshine.
Several songs by Hugo Wolf, so mar
velous in their beauty and penetration
in the very core of our life, are fol
lowed by. a delightful innovation in
programme-making, pictures in song,
showing the genius of the Northmen,
many of them Scandinavian compatriots
of Fremstad. It is an atmosphere,
strange and unfamiliar, with colors that
are almost from another world, languor
and mysticism intermingling with
rhythmic charm and combative energy.
A great Wagnerian aria, that has
made Fremstad's name known to the
four corners of the earth, will be the
final number. This is the inspired
"Liebestod," from "Tristan and Isolde,"
the most wonderful love-music ever
produced by the heart and brain of
PEACE WEEK AT
OBSERVANCE BEGLVS HERE TODAY
WITH TWO GATHERINGS.
Rotary Club to Preside at Library and
Old Baker Theater Pupils to
Hear Orators Tomorrow. .
Leading Oregon's participation in the
movement of the International Associa
tion of Rotary Clubs in behalf of uni
versal peace, the Portland Rotary Club
will launch "Peace Week" in Port
land today with two great mass meet
ings at 2:30 P. M.. one at the Library
and one at the old Baker Theater, at
Eleventh and Morrison streets.
The programmes at the two meetings
will be identical, speakers passing
from one assembly to the other. J. C.
English, president, of the Rotary Club,
will introduce Rev. Frank S. Doveland.
pastor of the Methodist Church, who
will preside over the meeting at the
Library, and N. Q. Pike will introduce
the speakers at the Baker Theater
Following is the programme outlined:
Selection by the Firemen's Band.
Patriotic singing by the assembly.
Prayer by Rev. J. H Boyd.
Introductory remarks by N. G. Pike.
Singing by chorus of 100 voices.
Address by W. T. Potter, vice-presi
dent of the Oregon. Peace Society.
Singing by the assembly.
Address by C. E. S. Wood.
Closing patriotic song by the assem
In the forenoon, as a preliminary to
the launching of the "Peace Week"
celebration, practically every minister
in the city will devote a portion of his
morning service to the movement for
The observance will be carried
through the entire week, being given
attention by every leading commercial
organization of th city, and at noon
Saturday a joint meeting of the vari
ous organizations will be held at the
Commercial Club, to close the week's
Speakers sent under the auspices of
the Rotary Club will talk on peace in
all of the schoolhouses of the city to
The observance by the clubs of the
city will be as follows: Monday, the
East Side Business Men's Club; Tues
day, the Rotary Club; Wednesday, the
Ad Club; Thursday, the Progressive
Business Men's Club; Friday, the Real
Letters from presidents of various
colleges In Oregon and Mayors of vari
ous cities have been received at the
Rotary Club offices, announcing the
intention of the cities and colleges to
do all in their power to make the ob
Speakers, who will address pupils at
the public schools tomorrow morning
at 9 o'clock on "Peace," are: B. E.
Haney, Chapman and Davis; W. T. La
Roche. Elliott and Shaver; W. H. Ev
ans. Shattuck; G. C. Moser. Ainsworth;
Colonel R. A. Miller, Holman; C. M.
Idleman. Terwilllger: Jay Bowerman,
Stevens; E. E. Heckbert, Brooklyn; Dr.
William House, Sellwood and Llewel
lyn; Arthur Languth, Arleta and Hoff
man. S. C. Prier, Buckman; C. F. Berg,
Failing; R. D. Carpenter, Ladd; G. L.
Baker, Glenhaven and Rose City; W. T.
Foster, Lincoln High; Jacob Kanzler,
Richmond and Clinton Kelly; C. C. Colt,
Holliday; O. M. Plummer, Peninsular
and Portsmouth ; G. W. Stapleton, East
moreland and Woodstock; M. G. Win
stock, Franklin. High; J. E. Werlein,
Lents and Woodmere; D. N. Mosesshon,
Kern; C. C. Chapman. Washington
High: N. G. Pike. Sunnyside: R. W.
Raymond, Jefferson High; Estes Sned
ecor. Fulton Park and Multnomah;
Marshall N. Dana, Couch; Louis Timms,
Woodlawn and Kenton; Dean Vincent,
Vernon and Kenton; Franklin "T. Grif
fith. Hawthorne: Phil Bates. Albina
Homestead and Thompson; M. R. Cum
mings, Hudson; Dr. F. E. Moore, Girls'
School of Trades; W. F. Woodward,
Irvington; H. H. Moore, Mount Tabor
and Fernwood; F. W. Hild, Ockley
Green and Highland; D. B. Dodson,
Nineteen-Tear-Old Lincoln Higli
Student Prominent in School Af
fairs Leaves to Enter Xcw
York .Art League.
Another Portland youth has left this
city to invade the realms of higher
art in New York City. Martin de
Muth, a 19-year old aspirant for a high
career, left for the East last week, to
study life drawing and painting in the
Art League of New Yohk. After a
thorough academic training in this
well-known school he hopes to spec
ialize in magazine' illustration and ani
Martin, for the past four j'ears, was
a student in the Lincoln High School
and the Young Men's Christian Associ
ation night schools, having been an
assistant instructor in one of the
Young Men's Christian Association
night classes for the past two Win
ters. He was president of the June
'14 class of the Lincoln High.
While attending school he was also
connected with a local advertising firm
for three years. Through this busi
ness house he has done various kinds
of art work for some of the leading
merchants and theaters of Portland.
As a member of tho "Cardinal" staff,
the official organ of the West Side
school, he contributed drawings and
literary ' work of merit to evory issue
published the last four years. He held
several prominent positions in student
and "Cardinal affairs .throughout bis
Connected with the Art League in
New York are such artists as Chlldu
Hassam, James Montgomery Flagg,
Charles E. Chambers and Harrison
Fisher. Young de Muth hopes to re
main East for several years before re
turning; to his native city. He left
on the steamer Bear, accompanied by
Howard S. McKay, a Lincoln High
athlete. Together they went to Los
Angeles where de Muth left by way of
the South for New York City. McKay
will remain in the Southland for sev
eral months before returning to
VOTES OF WOMEN SOUGHT
Dr. C. J. 'Smith and Others Speak at
Jackson Club Reception.
The women of the Jackson Club held
a reception for women voters in the
green room of the Commercial Club
Friday night, at which Dr. Esther
PohlLovejoy. Dr. C. J. Smith, Tom
Word and A. F. Flcgel were principal
Dr. Pohl-Lovejoy's address was di
rected against the activities in Oregon
of the Congressional TTnion for Woman
Suffrage, the object of which is to de
feat the Democratic Congressional nom
inees. Dr. Smith told of how, in the course
of his campaign for Governor, he has
met many women voters and found
them Interested in political matters. 'A
solo was contributed by Mrs. J. Curtys
Simmons, for whom Mrs. Bonnie . Rep
logle was the accompanist.
Ccntralla Without Candidates.
. CENTRALIA. Wash., Oct. 3. (Spe
cial.) In spite of the fact that next
Saturday will be tho last opportunity
to file for municipal offices in Kelso,
no candidate has signified his intention
of entering the race, although it is un
derstood that several are likely to an
nounce officially within the next few
days. Only Councilman Burchman and
Kerns are holdovers. There are four
ward Councllmcn, a Councilman-at-large
and Mayor to be elected as well
as Town Clerk, Treasurer and Attorney.
The city primary will be held November
10 and the final election on December 8.
Game Pfentiful Near Woodland.
WOODLAND. Wash.. Oct 3. (Spe
cial.) In addition to the large number
of wing shots that went out yesterday
after pheasants and other game, about
40 residents of Woodland and Lewis
River Valley are out in the hills after
deer, as the season for deer and pheas
ants opened October 1. Deer, bear,
bob cats and other wild animals are re
ported to he plentiful.
Paper Quits With First Issue.
CENTRALIA, Wash.. Oct. 3. (Spe
cial.) After publishing once the Te
nino Gazette, a new paper started last
week by B. H. Dyer failed to appear
this week. The lack of finances by
Dyer is said to be responsible for his
failure to make good.
Player pianos can now be had for
less than the ordinary upright silent
piano sells for regularly. Read page 19,
this paper. Adv.
I paid Dr. Brown; now I quit. Lucore.
Read page 14. this section. Adv. .
Carload oi Bathtubs
One day only Monday we
will sell these first-class white
enamel castiron Bathtubs at
less than usual wholesale price.
Plumbers who buy from trust
houses must sell these tubs for
$18 and $20. A carload of
them one day only
. $4.50 Cast Iron White Enameled Sinks. . .$2.75
30-Gallon Range Boilers, guaranteed .... $4.65
$13.50 High Tank Toilets, extra special . . . $9.35
Mail Orders Filled Delivered Free on Board Cars.
Ask Any Mercantile Agency or Bank About Us.
J. SIMON & BROTHER
"The Price Cutters"
Front and Grant Sts. Take "S" car south on Third St.
To the Thinking Men and Women, of Oregon:
Can the Dental Trust of Oregon, by calling me names, convince you that
Dentistry Bill 340 should be defeated?
Can this combine fool the people into voting against Bill 340 by a cam
paign of misrepresentation of the facts about dentistry?
How can the Dental Trust call the voter of Oregon "ignorant and un
thinking" in its official publication, the Northwest Dental Journal, and
then have the nerve to ask the voters through the daily press to vote against
Bill 340 ' '
The Northwest Dental Journal is published only for dentists members
of the combine and in the August number, the voters of Oregon are divided into
three classes: "1. The illiterate. 2. The indifferent. 3. The knocker." It then adds
this insult to the intelligence of the people of Oregon: "We would agree with The
Spectator and, therefore, quit worrying over the outcome, if we were assured that all
the voters were thinking individuals. But such is far from the case."
Could anything more clearly show the contempt in which the layman is held by the
For years this combine in restraint of full and free competition in dentistry haf kept
the public in ignorance about dentistry by keeping dentists out of Oregon who believed
in educational advertising, and now it calls the . voters "illiterate, indifferent,
I appeal to the intelligent voters of Oregon to help me bust the Dental Trust. Single
handed and alone I have made it possible, the first time in history, for the voters to
. say if one class, one profession, shall have special privileges under the law.
Does this Trust come out in the open in a full and free discussion of the issues? It
. does not. - . -
v It began by working under an assumed name, a dental educational society, a paper
organization to hide behind, which will go out of existence when this election is over.
This society boasts it has raised somewhere near $45,000 to defeat Bill 340. How could
an organization 30 days old raise such a sum of money?
Here is a sample of the arguments this Dental Trust is trj'ing to ram down the
voters of Oregon: .
It says Bill 340 should be defeated because it will lower the standard of dental effi
ciencj' by permitting dentist3 to practice who have graduated from -schools having only
a twelve months' course of study.
This is not true. If this Trust honestly wanted to be fair and really educate the
public about dental matters, why did it not tell the whole truth and explain that Bill
340 provides that any dentist may practice who is "a graduate of any reputable dental
college in good standing which requires a course of study of at least 2 years, having a
"yearly course of study of at least six months?"
The facts are that years ago all dental colleges in America had only a 2-year course of
study. In 1892 the National Association of Dental Faculties declared 'that no school
would be considered "reputable and in good standing" in the National Association
which did not have a 3-year course of study, and the course of study wa3 then raised
to 3 years fcy all schools, in order to be "reputable and in good standing."
Oregon, as well as all other states, has "always recognized the 2-j'ear diplomas issued
previous to 1892. Otherwise the older dentists, many who are the- most capable because
of 20 to 25 years of actual, practical experience in dentistry, would have been denied the
right to continue in practice.
I graduated from the Philadelphia Dental College, the second oldest dental school in
America, on a 2year course. It is still recognized as one of the best dental schools in
America, "reputable and in good standing" in the National Association of Dental Facul
ties, because it raised its course of study to 3 years in 1892.
Many well-informed people do not know these facts. If the Dental Trust is as honor
able as it claims, why did it not tell the whole truth?
I'll tell you something else the public does not know and which the Trust was care
ful not to tell you: 7
Do you know that one of the members of the State Board of Dental Examiners in
Oregon never graduated from any dental college and has no diploma in dentistry? What
right has this Trust to be talking about lowering the standard of dentistry in Oregon
and objecting to a 2-year course of study, when one of the State Board members hasn't
even graduated from a 2-year course?
Andifcbis man who has no diploma as evidence of an education in dentistry passed
upon my dental knowledge and said I did not pass the examination. Think of it!
This shows to what base depths the Dental Examining Board of Oregon has fallen as
the creature of the Oregon Dental Trust.
Isn't it, Mr. and Mrs. Voter, time that some dentist should come to Oregon who ha3
the courage of his convictions sufficient to make it possible for you to register a vote
that will Bust the Dental Trust in this state ?
And because I resent being branded a quack by such methods, after nearly a quarter
of a century of honorable success in my profession, I am called a charlatan, criminal and
street faker. ' (
Will calling me names satisfy the voters of Oregon that the Dental Trust is like
Caesar's wife? These Dental Trustites seem to be peeved because the people do not
take seriously their assumption of ethical dignity.
I want to see Dentistry Bill 340 carried, because it will be better for the dentists and
better for the people. It will free every reputable dentist in the state from intimida
tion by the trust and reduce the cost of dentistry to the people by full and free com
petition. But I would rather lose this fight than win on a foul. I know that no perma
nent success can be attained by misrepresentation. If the Dental Trust of Oregon had
been perfectly fair and candid and dealt honorably with.the people of the state, it
would not now be contorting in the throes of death. '
Sixth and Washington Streets
YOURS FOR BILL NO; 340,
PAINLESS PARKER, Dentist.
OAKLAND SAN DIECO
PORTLAND LOS ANGELES
BAKERSFIELD BROOKLYN, N. f.
No "Matter 'Where You Live, You Can
Phone Your "WANT" Ad
to The Or eg oni an
Simply ask "Central" to give you the ""Want Ad" Department,
and, if you are a subscriber to either phone, the ad. will be
charged to you and bill sent the next day. Easy isn't it?