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riTE SUNDAY OREGONIAN, PORTXAirD, MAT 23. 1915.
CLOSING OF SCHOOL
CANDIDATES FOR ROSE FESTIVAL QUEEN WHO ARE LEADING IN EXCITING-CONTEST - WHICH IS
. ABOUT TO CLOSE. . ..
TRADE SCHOOL SITE
III HOLLADAY LIKED
CAUSE OF REGRET
Old Bishop Scott Academy Is
Recalled With Affection by
Many Old Residents.
FOUNDING DATES TO 1856
Expense of Maintaining Present ln
elitution, lyocatcd In Yamhill
County, Found Too Hil for
The decision of the Kpiscopal diocese
of Oregon to discontinue the Bishop
Scott Academy, the name of which con
veys to pioneer citizens many, memories
of old days in Portland, has been re
ceived with general regret. The ac
tion authorizing the discontinuance of
the school was taken by the diocese
True, the present Bishop Scott Acad
emy is not situated, in Portland. About
10 years ago the old academy buildings
in Nlnteenth street, near "Washington,
on the same block where Trinity Epis
copal Church now stands, were torn
down and part of the property leased
for 60 years. For a couple of years
previous to that time the academy bad
not been open.
But about five years go 100 acres
on the Oakhill farm, in Yamhill County,
four miles from the town of Tamhill.
were bought for 25,000 as a site for
a new school to bear the old name. In
the past two years buildings to accom
modate 60 boys have been erected, af a
cost of $26,980.42, with an expenditure
for equipment of $11,461.79.
New School Kailure.
This school has been an entire failure-.
During the past year there was
an average attendance of only 10 boys.
Part of the time only seven boys were
attending the school. From May 1,
1914, to April 10, 1915, operating ex
penses wero $12,306.05 and only $3019
was received in tuition charges, ac
cording to the report of John K. Kol
lock as secretary of the board of school
In his report to the diocese, Mr. Kol
lock. referring to the past year, said:
During the year the board has, at
an expense cf $22,980.87 for buildings
and $5431.24 for equipment, completed
the building of Bishop Scott School
on the property owned by the board in
Yamhill County, Oregon. The school
is completely and adequately con
structed, equipped and furnished to
take care of at least 50 boarding pupils.
The patronage by the diocese has not
been what the board of trustees had
been led to expect by the urgent rep
resentations made to the late Bishop
ticadding. The school has, therefore,
been operated at a considerable loss.
The matter will be more particularly
called to the attention of the conven
tion by the bishop."
Location Not Approved.
Considerable dissatisfaction has been
expressed at the location of the school.
Members of the diocese have pointed
out that it is almost inacessible for
school purposes and that to continue it
would only have eaten up the legacies
and other money endowment provided
for the support of the original Bishop
Scott Academy, so that the only possi
ble thing to do was to discontinue the
institution, as there were no prospects
of better conditions.
There has also been comment on the
price paid for the site, which was at
the rate of $250 an acre. The prop
erty was purchased from the Walnut
drove Company, of Yamhill.
"If mistakes have been made, they
are matters of the past and we have
concluded that the best thing to do is
to finish up the affairs of the school
and transfer the funds for its support
to the diocese," said H. D. Ramsdell,
one of the trustees of the diocese and
member of the standing committee, the
bishop's advisory council, yesterday.
'Before the transfer can be made it
will be necessary to bring the matter
Into court to empower the school trus
tees to transfer the funds to the dio
cese. We have already obtained pa
purs signed by heirs of the donors to
the Bishop Scott Academy fund asking
to have this transfer made. The school
will be closed permanently at the end
of the present school year."
Aradrmr la Historic.
Bishop Scott Academy has a history
filled with historical associations.
Though not under that name, the origi
nal school was established at Oswego,
Or., by( Bishop Scott, first Kpiseopai
bishop of Oregon, In 1856. In 1861 he
also established a school for girls.
Spencer Hall, at Milwaukie. Despite
his constant care and supervision, they
had to be closed in 1866. The next
year Bishop Scott returns to the East
but died in New York three days after
his arrival there.
His successor, the late Bishop Mor
ris, re-established the girls" school in
Portland as St. Helen's Hall, and in
1870 he re-established the bovs' school
on the old location in what later became
Nineteenth street, as Bishop Scott
It flourished there for many years
In fact until its temporary discontin
uance about 12 years ago. Dr J L.
Hill, now of the Hill Military Academy
was for many years its principal!
Bishop Scott Academy was also main
tained as a military school. Many of
the most prominent business and pro
fessional men of Portland obtained
their preparatory school education
NEW FOOD LAW IN EFFECT
Commissioner Announces Campaign
Against Liquor In Candy.
The state pure food law, which went
into effect yesterday, prohibits the use
of alcohol or liquor In any form in the
manufacture of candy. Any manufac
turer caught violating this law will be
prosecuted, according to State Dairy
and Food Commissioner Mlckle.
"We have authority under the new
law to enforce its edicts and we will
do so," said Mr. Mickle.
Recent analyses showed that candy
pold In a number of the Portland stores
contained a large percentage of alcohol.
It was impossible to prosecute success
fully, however, under the old law.
Ilajniond Line Open in Xoveniber.
CKXTRAUA. Wash.. May 22. (Spe
cial.) W. K. Brown, superintendent of
y-onstructfon of the Puget Sound &
"Willapa Harbor Hallway, announces
that the line will not be in operation
through to Raymond until November.
The grading has all been completed,
with the exception of one cut near Fir
ilala. in Pacific County, and only 16
miles of ballasting and track-laying
remains to be done. In addition to
terminals in Raymond. Gravel for the
ballasting will be hauled from the Mil
waukee pit west of this city. All de
pots along the line are built and ready
for use. Active construction will not
be resumed, according to Mr. Brown,
until some time in June.
Top (Left) Mlu Sybil Baker, Who Wm
'"'""n 1-noTo oy l.rove. iiottom
Laah, Fourth (Photo by Cntberth).
MISS SPOERI PASSED
Sybil Baker Leaps Ahead by
37,000 Votes for Queen.
FIGHT FOR LEAD IS KEEN
Trade Schools Candidate Vet in
Eighth Place, but Victory as One.
of Princesses Is Expected,
Miss Xolan Dropping Back. .
t STA'1IG OF CODIUATES
FOR ROSK FKSTIVAL J
t Sybil Baker 822.040 I
!T Marian Rose Spoeri 785.700
Alice Nolan 614,80p i
Beatrice Lash 361,290 f
Ruth Angel 301,360
Susie Scholes 284,420 T
I Mary Lawler 257,060 I
I Myrtle Van Sickle 247,060 I
I Alice Hester.. 199,250
STura Janes 151,310
Ella Litzer 87,210
Martha Schultze 41.850 7
I Rossa Hoffmiller 20.280
I The coupon published today 4
I will be the last one to appear. I
I The ballot box will be sealed I
t and no further announcement, of
t the standing of the candidates
j will be made until after Tuesday, J
May 25, at 8 o'clock, when the J
final count will be made. The
headquarters will be open at 336
Northwestern Bank building un-
t til midnight daily from now until t
I the close of the campaign.
Sybil Baker, candidate of the Wood
men of the World for Festival Queen,
again wrested the lead in the race
away from Marian Rose Spoeri, the Ad
and Rotary Club candidate, yesterday
forenoon aivd at the count at 5 o'clock
last night had placed 37,000 votes be
tween herself and her competitor.
Both organizations are putting forth
every effort to swell the support of
their candidates and it is predicted
that Tore than 1,000,000 votes will be
cast for each before the end of the
Miss Alice Nolan, candidate of the
Northwestern Electric Company, while
she increased her lead' over Miss
Beatrice Lash,' is still falling behind
the two leaders and it apuears that
she will not be able o overtake them.
She is regarded as a certainty for
third place, however.
Tradca Schooln' Candidate FJshth.
Myrtle Van Sickle, candidate or the
Trales Schools, who has been making
one of the best straightaway fights
with a small organization behind her,
is still in the eighth place, but Is
crowding Mary lawler, candidate of
the Hibernians, closely, and it is pre
dicted that she may yet win a position
as one of the six princesses who are
to attend the queen.
The main interest In the campaign,
however, centers about Miss Spoeri and
Miss Baker, and it is now regarded as
a certainty that one or the other is to
be the queen. Both headquarters ex
press the utmost confidence in the suc
cess of their candidate, but both are
sparing no effort to secure additional
votes to swell their total.
The ballot box has been sealed and
no further count will be -made until
Tuesday night at 8 o'clock, when the
contest will close. No information will
be given, out as to the relative standing
in Lead Last Mght (Photo by- Cntberth); (Right) Mlaa Marian Rose Spoeri,
(Left) Mln Alice Nolan, Third (Photo
of the candidates past the Saturday
Separate boxes will be provided for
.votes cast tomorrow and Tuesday and
these will not be opened until the
final count at 8 o'clock Tuesday night.
No votes can be deposited after that
1 Jme. . .
The final count will be under the
supervision of Circuit Judges R. G.
Morrow and W. N. Gatens and County
Judg-e A. C. Dayton.
The office will be open for voting
from 8 in the morning until 12 mid
night tonight and tomorrow night, and
from S in the morning to 8 at night,
on Tuesday. '
All members of the Woodmen of the
World and the Women of Woodcraft
will meet in the Woodmen Hall, 128
Eleventh street, at 11 o'clock this
morning for the purpose of further
promoting the interests of their candi
date. Miss Baker. They expect to con
clude the campaign in a whirlwind ef
fort and are confident of success.
"We want every member of both or
ganizations at the meeting tomorrow,"
announced the committee last night.
Accused Woman Sues for, $10,000.
Filomena Marcaurelio is suing Aine
deo Biancone for $10,000 because, she
says, Biancone wrote an anonymous
letter to her husband charging her
with immorality. The suit was filed in
County Clerk Coffey's office yesterday.
The letter, says Mrs. Marcaurelio, was
received on March 27 It gave the ad
dress of the sender but no name. Trac
ing the letter, which was secured from
her husband, she says the trail led to
the door of Biancone. The letter was
written in Italian.
MASONS ELECT TRKASIRKR
FOR 20TH TERM.
A. J. Hotter, Vancouver, Wash.
VANCOUVER. Wash., Mav 22.
(Special.) A. G. Potter, for 19
years treasurer of Chapter No.
9, Royal Arch Masons, of this
city, was honored Thursday night
by re-election and will be in
stalled for the 20th time at the
next regular meeting of the chap
ter. Mr. Potter has also been elected
for 17 times in succession, treas
urer of Washington Lodge, No.
4, Free and Accepted Masons, of
this city. He is active in Masonic
affairs in his lodges, and is on
the relief committee of Washing
Several of the ballots .in the
election Thursday were written
"Good Old Potter." The officers
elected for the ensuing year are:
D. Nichols,, high priest: William
Hodgkin, kinir: W. E. ' Carter,
scribe, and William Laughlin,
1 v ' -
by Cntberth) (RIBht) Mlaa Beatrice
Places in Turkey Saved by
Standard Oil, Asserted.
COMPANY TRANSFERS CASH
Moslem Government " and American
; Ambassador, Who Is Jew, Join in
Giving Aid, Says Speaker
at Yl 31, C. A. Luncheon. ,
That the Standard Oil Company saved
the American Missions in Turkey, which
otherwise would have been discontinued
as a result of the inability to send
money from the United States after the
entrance of Turkey into the war, was
asserted by Dr. E. L. Smith, secretary
of the American Board of Foreign Mis
sions of the Congregational Church, in
an address delivered ' a.t a luncheon
served in his honor at the Y. M. C. A.
"Owing to a division of the territory
among the different denominations, the
Congregational Church- has practically
exclusive control of the American Mis
sions in Turkey,", said Dr. Smith. "Our
missions there cost about. $17,000 a
month for maintenance, and when war
was declared by Turkey we were per
plexed as to how we were to send the
funds. The Standard Oil' Company of
fered to transfer the money for us,
taking our funds in New York and
turning over its funds in Constan
Forte Alio Amtlata.
Dr. Smith said that there was an
additional problem in sending the
money to the distant provinces where
some of the missions were located. This
was accomplished by making a deal
with the Moslem government. The mis
sionary money in Constantinople was
turned over to the Turkish government
and in turn the government turned
over money which it was receiving
from taxes in the vicinity of the mis
sions and echools for the support ol
Dr. Smith said that American Am
bassador Morganthau. who is a Jew,
has been a great friend of the mis
"Thus we have," he said, "a condi
tion where the missionary work of Tur
key is saved from destruction by the
Moslems, a Jew and. the Standard Oil
That the American Missions in Tur
key probably would meet with some
opposition in case the Germans were
victorious in the war was the belief
expressed by Dr Smith.
(ermana Show Jealooay.
"The Germans," he said, "have been
encouraging the establishment of Ger
man missions. These have come in con.
tact with the America.ii Missions, and
there has been some jealousy shown on
the part of the Germans, owing to the
fact that the success of the American
missionary work has meant the extend
ing of American influence."
Dr. Smith expressed the belief that
the work of the American missionaries
was responsible indirectly for the suc
cess of the Balkan states in their re
cent war with Turkey, for, he said, the
Balkan success was accredited to the
Dr. Smith will speak this morning at
the First Congregational Church, and
In the evening at the Sunnyside Con
gregational Church. Heis making a
tour of the Coast. He will leave to
night for Seattle, where he was for
merly pastor of the Pilgrim Correla
tional Oiurch. '
Board Makes Offer of $120,
000 to Realty Firm for
Six and Fraction Blocks.
ACCEPTANCE IS EXPECTED
Division Between Directors Arises
Over Proposition to Buy Prop
erty, Ir. Sommer Opposing
Expenditure Over $100,000.
A site for Portland's proposed Trade
School was agreed upon yesterday by
the School Board at a special meeting,
and an offer was made to the Anglo
Pacific Realty Company of $120,000 for
blocks 145, 148, 147, 148, 165, 166 and a
fraction of block 143, Holladay addi
tion. This was a compromise offer,
differing somewhat from the tender
made to the School Board by A. K.
Swensson, acting for the Anglo-Pacific
Realty Company, and that concern
will take the proposition under consid
eration and give its decision at an
early date. It is believe the offer will
There was a sharp division between
the directors in regard to the purchase.
Dr. H. A. Sommer opposed the buy. and
it required the vote of Chairman M. G.
Munly to carry the motion. Dr. Alan
Welch Smith and O. M. Plummer ad
vocating the purchase, while J. V.
Beach supported Dr. Sommer in op
Dr. Sommer opened the discussion
when the Board was called together
yesterday afternoon. He said:
Propertya Value Queatloned.
"After looking over the site offered
by the Anglo-Pacific Realty Company
in Holladay addition, I am impressed
with the location. It is not so accessible
as I would like to see it. and the ques
tion of sewage comes in, as there are
no improvements on the property, save
on East Twelfth street. I have looked
over the assessed value of the prop
erty, but that has not much to do with
it. The question is. what is the prop
erty worth today?
"I will support the proposition at a
fair valuation. I have had different
people look it over and they place the
value at $94,500. I am in favor of clos
ing the deal, if it has to be closed, but
I would hesitate to stand for $100,000
for the property. The Buckman School
property, which it is proposed to put
into the deal, is valuable for the dis
trict. I do not think six blocks too much
for the Trade School site; in fact. I
would favor eight blocks if we could
afford it. I will support a motion for
the payment of $100,000 for the tract."
"This Trade School site has been
hanging fire for two years," declared
Dr. Alan Welch Smith, "and has taken
much time. A lot of schoolboys might
dally this way, but business men should
come to a decision. I have gone to the
best business men in the city and we
have figured out values and we have
agreed upon the figures submitted by
me at the last meeting. I am ready to
buy this property as cheaply as it can
be bought. 1 am ready now to make a
straddle. I move you that we make an
offer of $120,000 cash and eliminate the
Buckman School from the transaction."
Site Called "Ideal."
"I think the site is ideal." said Chair-!
man Munly, "and the outlook is the
best in the city. I believe the offer
made by Dr. Smith is a good one, and
will vote for it. I hesitate to go into
a trade, as opinions differ on the value
of the Buckman School holding, and 1
will be glad to see that eliminated from
O. M. Plummer seconded the motion
of Dr. Smith. Dr. Sommer amended
with an offer of $100,000 for six blocks
of the tract, eliminating i small parcel
of land, which was seconded by Mr.
Beach. The vote on the amendment was
a tie. Directors Sommer and Beach vot
ing "yes" and Directors Smith and
Plummer "no." Chairman Munly cast
the. deciding vote against it and the
amendment was lost. The original mo
tion was then put. Directors Smith and
Plummer voting for. Directors Sommer
and Beach voting against, and Chair
man Munly voted "yes."
Two other proposals for Trade School
sites were submitted at yesterday's
meeting. Angeline B. Richardson and
M. H. Carter, representing the heirs of
the estate of Isaac Buckman, offered
four blocks and two and two-thirds
lota at East Fifteenth and East Glisan
streets for $97,500. and John Gibson
made a tender of parts of blocks 5, 6,
9 and 10, comprising 5."i lots, at East
Twenty-seventh and East Clay streets,
for $107.01)0. Both offers received
A contract for the plumbing work In
the new Kennedy School was awarded
to Eugene Rudy for $3856.
School Clerk Thomas asked the
Board for instructions as to the post
ing of notices for the coming school
I. ADIKS OF M ' t BKi:S DKI.E
U.U'K CARKIKS (.RKHTIVU
TO A X I N A L
'. - '-z
Mra. Flurence Chaiubera.
Greetings from the Oregon
Ladles of the Maccabees will be
brought by Mra. Florence Cham
bers, 518 Davenport street, of
this city, to the National con
vention of the lodge, which will
convene at New York City, to
morrow. Mrs. Chambers is also
prominently identified with the
Eastern Star, and on her trip
will visit in Chicago, Minneap
olis and at various cities in
Iowa, Nebraska, and Michigan.
During the State - Maccabees'
convention Aprit 15 and 16 at the
Multnomah Hotel, Mrs. Chambers
was active. She is the only of
ficial delegate from Oregon.
Commencing Tuesday, June s(, the Arcadian Gat
den Orchestra tvill he largely augmented, and the
highest class musical entertainment possible will be
afforded diners. This includes special music during
Luncheon, Dinner and After-Theater Supper, and
the continuance of the Grand Concerts in lobby on
Sunday evenings. 1
The Cabaret, which has undergone an extended
Irial in this popular Grill,' will be discontinued, as
public expression strongly favors a higher form of
entertainment. The large sums thus saved' will he
used toward the enlargement of Orchestra and bet
terment of service.
Luncheon 12 Until 2
Dinner 5:30 Until 8
Supper 10 Until 1
The environment here is pleasing and
restful. Especially delightful are the
broad verandas, from which you may
leisurely view the city's activities.
Linger here today and partake of a delicious
Served 5:30 to 8 at $1
Breakfast, 6:30 to 12.
Weekday Club Luncheon, 12 to 2.
Afternoon Tea, 3 :30 to 6.
Grill Service, Noon to 1 A. M.
Orchestral Music Every Evening.
Geo. C. Ober,
election on June 19. as the ew law
goes into effect next Mnmlnv u. ...
advised to proceed under the old law,
because the new statute says nothing
as to the time required for the ad
vertisement of an election, and notices
will be posted for ten days.
CHILDREN WILL PARADE
IRVI.GTO- FUI.K TO MEKT O.V
TIESUAV TO LAV PI,.t.S.
Floats aad Sprcinl Feature! ( Be
Arranged l'.llxabrth Cecil, 0, la
(tueen af Carnival.
Irvlngton is planning for a novel and
picturesque celebration to be held
It will be a district affair, a parade
in which the children will be the "whole
Floats and wonderful special fea
tures are being planned by the com
mittee of prominent matrons who have
originated the idea. . To register the
children who will participate, a rally
meeting for the mothers and children
will be held on Tuesday at 3:30 in
the 'rvington clubhouse.
Kvery little child in Irvington will
The costumes, the flowers, the unique:
ideas thHt will be carried out, will
make this oae of the most i artistic
pageants ever presented in the city.
Little Elizabeth Cecil, a dainty tot
c( 3S years, will be the queen of th
Among those on the committee of
arrangements are Mrs. O. C. Leiter.
Mrs. William L'mbdentock, Mrs. J. W.
Creath, Mrs. II. N. Randall. Mrs.
Charles Cochran, Mrs. M. p. Hutton.
Mrs. E. 11. Keller. Mrs. M. C. Wood
ward, Mrs. A. II. Cousins and Mis.
ALASKA FIRES CONTROLLED
Mcss-agc to I'oreMcr Is Tliat All
Illazcs Are Curbed.
All Alaska forest fires now are under
control, according to a telegram which
was received from the forestry officials
in that territory by Acting-Assistant
District Forester Huck yesterday. The
telegram arrive no d-tnlls with refer-
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Two dangerous forest fires have been
burning in Alaska, one between the
Katczin and Skagway rivers at th
north enil of the Tongas National for
est and the other in the Chugach Na
tional forest. Both menaced large sec
tions of timber.
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