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THE SUNDAY OHEGONIAX, POUTLAND, JUNE 20, 1915.
RICH MRS. WALSH
But Handsome Young Secre
tary Only Says Report
Is "Foolish Talk."
SERVANTS START RUMOR
Grandmother ot "$20f000,000
Baby" Vincent Walsh McLean De
clines to "IHscuss Private Af
fairs" on Stop in Portland.
Mrs. Thomas F. "Walsh, widow of the
Colorado mining millionaire and grand
mother of the famous Vincent Walsh
McLean, heralded at his birth as the
'Twenty Million Dollar Baby." passed
through Portland yesterday en route
from the Panama-Pacific International
Kxposition at San Francisco, to her
home, via Seattle.
Mrs. "Walshes stay in Portland was
brief, but it was sufficiently long t,o en"
able her to deny emphatically reports
of her marriage to her young and
handsome secretary. James McCarthy,
who accompanies her on the present
trip. These reports, which originated
in the East, followed Mrs. Walsh in
her tour across the country, and were
particularly persistent while she was
in San Francisco.
"Indeed I am not married," was the
wording of Mrs. Walsh's answer to a
cuestion asked of her in her drawing
' room on the Shasta Limited as it
paused at the Union depot yesterday.
Secret Marriage Suggested.
"But a report from Washington, D.
C. says that you and Mr. McCarthy,
your secretary, have been secretly mar
ried and that this is your wedding
tour." was suggested.
"Preposterous," declared Mrs. Walsh.
"That talk was started by some of my
servants, whom I had discharged."
"Does Mr. McCarthy accompany you
on your present trip?" was ventured.
Here Mrs. Walsh suddenly froze.
"I refuse to discuss my private af
fairs," she said. "I have been to the
exposition and I am en route home;
that is sufficient information for the
Secretary Saya "Koolinh Talk."
It developed that Mr. McCarthy was
on the car, however, and he was in
terviewed. "How." he was asked, "do you sup
pose the news got abroad that yourself
and Mrs. Walsh had been married?"
"Fooli6h talk, foolish talk." was Mr.
McCarthy's explanation. "Nothing to
it; nothing at all."
Besides Secretary McCarthy. Mrs.
Walsh is accompanied on her trip by a
maid. Her quarters on the Shasta Lim
ited consisted of two drawing-rooms
and a section in the Pullman.
Mrs. Walsh not long since was re
ported engaged to John Barrett, director-general
of the Fan American
WEDDING DELAYED BY WAR
Sew York. Girl's Fiance Is Captain
in Great Britain's Army.
NEW YORK, June 14. War is the
reason why Miss Elizabeth Klapp, well
known in New York and Newport so
ciety. Is not getting her trousseau ready
for her marriage to Captain Stuart
(Irant, of the Thirteenth Highland Light
Horse. This became Wiown when Miss
Klapp arrived on the Ward liner Mexico
from Havana with her father, Eugene
Klapp. member or an American engi
neering firm, with contracts in the
Captain Grant and Miss Klapp were
to have been married in June, but Mr.
Klapp would not hear of it until the
war is over, or until the Captain re
turns from the front, where he will go
won. He is now in London training
"We were to have been married in
June." Bald Miss Klapp, "but this horrid
war has Interfered. We have been en
gaged since I graduated from Miss
Chapih's school, two years ago. The
wedding would have taken place de
spite the war if it hadn't been for the
objections of my father, who insisted
that we wait until Captain Stuart re
turns from the front. My father seems
to think that Capain Stuart's profes
sion is a most uncertain one Just at
"If our wedding had taken place we
would have spent our honeymoon in
Havana, where I have been living with
my family for the last two years.
"There is plenty to do in the Cuban
capital." continued Miss Klapp, who,
according to Mrs. Herbert R. Eldredge,
also on the Mexico, was voted the most
popular girl in the city. "Tennis is
rapidly becoming the National pastime
and golf is nearly as popular. There
are hundreds of courts, and they are
busiest between 5 and 8 in the morning
and after 4 in the afternoon.
"Between times I used to go swim
ming or play golf, or listen to the
bands play on the National esplanade."
WOMAN CAPTURES MOUSE
New York Sufragist Vindicates Se.i
of Ancient Charge of Pear.
NEW YORK. June 14. Women have
been vindicated, and suffrage can claim
a victory. Humorists who since medi
eval iinies have delighted to picture a
timid woman screaming at the sight of
a-Ierocious mouse, will have to relegate
the time-worn jest to the background.
Miss Lelia Usher, said to be the
sculptress of that name, proved conclu
sively that some suffragists fear noth
ing. A would-be joker threw a vicious
little mouse into a cart at Broad street
and Exchange Place, from the back end
of which Miss Usher was addressing a
crowd. The speaker, with not the
slightest qualm, picked up this bane
of woman's existence between two fin
gers and continued to address her au
dience. "Poor little mousie. If only I had
something to feed him with.' cooed
Miss Usher. The sympathetic crowd
stood in amazement, and one man
rushed to a near-by parlor for a crack
er. An A. T. D. boy, for once moving
quickly, pushed his way to the front
of the crowd, and was given the mouse
by Miss Usher, with instructions to
take, it away and feed it well. Two
minutes later a Roman slaughter had
been staged, and Miss Usher closed the
incident with the remark, "A woman
would not be eo cruel."
Xorth Dakota Agricultural College
Pet Is Xow Grown.
FARGO. N. D., Juno 1 The North
Dakota Agricultural College has the
real home product graduate in the big
class this year. She la Ml Marraret
Keene. a. daughter of Pean and Mm. H.
In the early days of the farm school
the professors were all either young
married people or bachelors. Professor
and Mrs. Keene had recently arrived
and were temporarily occupying apart
ments irf Francis all, which was then
used partly as a dormitory on the
campus. It was n Francis hall on June
27, 1894, that Miss Keene was born.
She was the first campus baby at the
college and quickly became a favorite
at the institution. She was adopted by
the football team as a mascot and at an
early age assisted in that capacity to
win a game from the State University
The little Miss Keene rapidly grew
into school age and went through the
grades in one of the Fargo city schools,
after which she started in the prepara
tory department of the college instead
of the high school.
June 8 she graduated with a degree
In the home economics course. She is
the only - graduate in the institution
CHRISTIAV YOGA LEADER
TAKES IP WORK,
Rev. Coro Hammond.
Rev. Coro Hammond, who re
cently was graduated from the
Christian Yoga College of Meta
physics in Seattle, has come to
Portland to take charge of the
Christian Yoga movement in this
city. She will preach at the
Christian Yoga center, 318-20
Abington building, tonight at 8
o'clock on "The Father Within."
Rev. Mrs. Hammond has spent
many years of her life in spirit
ual pursuits. She was interested
in theosophy for a number. of
years before taking up Christian
Yoga .work. Mrs. Hammond also
promises some healing demon
strations in Portland.
who was born on the campus and occu
pies an unique distinction in this re
In addition to a high standing in her
class work for her degree. Miss Keene
has been prominent in musical and dra
matic circles at the college.
HEART BALM GOES TO POOR
PiTe Thousand Dollar Award to Bo
BRISTOWN, N. J., June 14. The
jury which heard the testimony in the
eult of George D. Wilder, the New
York broker, against Dr. George S.
Willis, of this city, for alienation ot
Mrs. Wilder'a affections In the Spring
of 1914, brought in a verdict of J5000
for the plaintiff.
Wilder sued Dr. Willis for $50,000
damages but asserted on the stand that
if he won the verdict he would donate
the sum awarded to him to charity,
probably the Red Cross. He testified
that he had refrained from shooting
Dr. Willis to save his children from a
Mrs. Wilder took the witness stand
and admitted that Dr. Willis had kissed
her on various occasions while making
professional visits; that she had sepa
rated from her husband but that they
had been reconciled. She admitted her
friendship with Dr. Willis dating from
February 18, 1913, when he first kissed
her. until April 30. 1913. Finally she
became so worried that she fell ill.
She called for the doctor, she testified,
and told him she meant to confess to
her husband. The Sunday following
she and her husband went to the home
of Dr. Willis, where, in the presence
of the doctor and his wife Mr. Wilder
related the whole affair.
PASTOR HELPS TO CONVICT
Baptist Minister Brings Charge
Against Two in Morals Court.
CHICAGO, June 15. Testimony given
before Judge Arnold J. Heap in the
Morals Court by Rev. Myron T. Adams,
pastor of the First Baptist Church at
South Park avenue and Thirty-first
street, a member of the Comjnittee of
Fifteen, brought fines to Barnet Par
sky, of 3408 Calumet avenue, a former
saloonkeeper, and Sherwood Smith.
The minister said he had caused the
arrest of the two after he had seen
them pass out cards bearing the words,
"P. Stenley, 3408 Calumet avenue,."
Parsky was fined $10 and costs and
MEDAL OF GERMAN VKRBAXD
IS WON BY AIXS WORTH
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Miaa Margaret Slauaaen.
One of the gold medals an
nually awarded by the German
Verband for proficiency in Ger
man was won by Miss Margaret
Slauesen, who led her class in
German In the Alnsworth School.
The presentation of the medal
jv-an made Friday afternoon by
C. J. Schnabel before the 50 mem
bers of the German class. Mr,
Schnabel made his presentation
speech in English and followed
It with a few remarks on Ger
man music and aongei.
The medal beers the Inner I p.
tlon: "Dem Flelas ur Ehre
(In honor of diligence).
NOT AGREED UPON
Washington Commission Fixes
$9 Weekly as Minimum
'for Chambermaids' Pay.
NEW ORDER IS SWEEPING
Recommendation to Bar Girls Prom
Behind Cigar Counters in Ho
tels and Restaurants Reject
ed, but Minors Forbidden.
OJL.YMPIA. Wash., June 19. (Spe
cial.) The Washington Industrial Wel
fare Commission today rejected tht
long-pending recommendation of an 111
minimum wage for waitresses.' the
highest recommended in the Unite
States, but adopted the recommend a.-,
tion to the same conference for a $!
minimum wage for all other female
employes of hotels, re tau rants and
other places where lodging is furnished
or food prepared.
Irt a statement accompanying its an
nouncement, the Commission says that
the 111 minimum wage for waitresses
probably would be justified in the
large cities of the state, where the fre
quent changes of starched attire de
manded hy managements made laundr
a much larger item in the cost-of-living
budget than in the country towns.
As a result ox today's decision, a
new conference will be called to rec
ommend a minimum wage for wait
resses, and arrangements probably will
be made to have separate wages ar
ranged for the larger cities and the
smaller ones. All minimum wasre rates
Lheretofore put into effect have been
statewide. Attorney-General Tanner
has expresed doubts as to the legality,
under the Washington law, of different
wage rates for different parts of the
state, but the commission believes this
Is the only method of settling the
question, and probably will seek a test
in the courts.
New Order Sweeping.
The 19 minimum wage order is a
most sweeping one, as it will affect
all female" employes over 18 In deli
catessen stores, boarding-houses. . etc.;
besides hotels and restaurants. No ap
prenticeship period is . provided, but
provision is made in an accompanying
order for the employment of minors in
such occupations at a wage of not less
than 17.60 weekly.
Seattle hotel proprietors on sev
eral occasions have protested strongly
against the proposed $9 minimum wage
being applied to chambermaids, inti
mating that such an order might mean
the wholesale displacement of white
women by Japanese help. Peculiarly,
no protests were made by either hotels
or restaurant proprietors against the
11 wage for waitresses, but the Com
mission held that under evidence
brought out before the conference hear
ing, the 19 wage for chambermaids and
other employes was- justified, while the
111 wage for waitresses could not be
justified outside of the large cities.
Cigar Stand Rating Made.
A recommendation of the hotel and
restaurant conference, aside from that
of wages, was that the employment of
womep as cigar clerks in hotels be pro
hibited. The Commission finds that it
has no legal authority to enforce such
an order in regard to adults, but issued
an order today prohibiting the employ
ment or females of less than 18 at
The 9 hotel and restaurant wage
will become effective August 17." Min
imum wage rates heretofore established
by the Washington Commission and al
ready effective are: Mercantile employ
ment, office workers, 10; laundries,
$9; telephone exchanges, 9; factories,
The Welfare Commission aso com
pleted today a classification to cover
236 rural telephone companies. In places
of less than 3000 population, whioh the
Legislature authorized the Commission
to exempt from the regulation mini
mum wage rate of 9 a week. Sliding
scales of from 123 to 135 a month were
arranged for these exchanges, under
four different classifications.
The only recommendation of a mln-
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jected was the $8.50 recommendation
of the first laundry conference, which
the Commission held was insufficient.
DUCHESS WITHDRAWS SUIT
American Woman Drops Fljrlit to Di
rorce Duke of Durazzo.
NEW YORK, June 14. Notice of a
discontinuance of the suit brought by
the Duchess of Durazzo, who was Miss
Elizabeth Frances Hanan, sister of
John H. Hanan, wealthy shoe manu
facturer, for an annulment of her mar
riage to Duke Arturo Di Mayo Du
razzo, of Italy, was filed in the Su
preme Court at White Plains a few
days ago by the Duke's attorney.
In filing the discontinuance notice,
no intimation was given as to whether
th. Duke and the Duchess have be
come reconciled. ' or whether the
Duchess will seek other steps to free
The Duke and Miss Hanan were
married at St. Thomas' Church in this
city February 17. 1914.
They sailed for Europe a few days
later, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs.
Hanan. The - Duchess returned to
America a few months later, but did
not announce her presence to her
friends, who also were ignorant that
the couple had separated a few weeks
after the marriage.
The first news of the separation
was given when the Duchess filed the
separation suit. It then was charged
that shortly after the bridal party
reached Monaco the Duke was arrested
in a street brawl, and the French
authorities held him for being a fugi
tive from justice.
A French hotel owner charged the
Duke1 with taking cash and securities
valued at 1,000 francs in April. 1912,
and losing them at gambling.
The Duke filed an answer to the
suit, in -which he denied he had taken
the money, saying he "borrowed it for
a friend." He added that the Duchess
was 55, just 20 years his senior, and
that "she went Into the marriage with
her eyes open."
Previously the Duke said he had re
fused an offer made by Hanan, to pay
him $25 a week for life.
BOWERY LIFE OUTDONE
MODERN BROADWAY WORSE, SAYS
What He See. on Tour of "Swell Cafe"
Would Have Caused Raid in Hla
Place SO Years Ago, He Avera.
NEW TORJf., June 14. An old man
wandered through the tireat White
Way. Almost unnoticed In the gay
throng, he made his way among the
crowded cabarets, and few among the
present generation recognized in him a
leader of years ago.
In the day when Owney Geoghegan,
Billy . McGlory and McQuirk were in
their prime, this old man kept one of
the city's best-known dives on Chat
ham square. As he walked through the
new tenderloin of today he compared
the sights Jie saw with the city's night
life as he knew it in the old days.
And Broadway now, the old-time
divekeeper said, is more degrading,
more dangerous for the young girls
who flock to" its resorts and less re
strained than was the old Bowery of
a generation back.
"This is the first trip I ever took to
all these places where the swell folks
go at night,-and, honestly, it makes me
think the world is going back. Look at
those girls smoking over there. Why,
in our places everybody called them
dumps' in those days no women were
allowed to smoke. And no girl under 18
could ever get a drink. We wouldn't
think of letting her have anything but
soda water or something soft.
"We old-timers would have been
jailed if we ever allowed scenes in our
places like they have here, where the
mothers of today let their daughters
"There's no excuse for these girle of
today. The poor old human derelicts
that used to come to our 'dumps' and
drown themselves in drink had no
money, most of them no friends and no
hope. But these girls have all these
things. There's no excuse for them, I
say. In the old days the girls who used
to come to our places were about 25.
But just look around here. Half of
these girls aren't more than 15 or 16."
The old divekeeper and his reporter
escort stopped in at one of the restau
rants near Columbus circle. At a table
near theirs were two young men and
four girls. Suddenly one of the men
fell forward ' in his chair and toppled
to the floor, unconscious.
"Why, that fellow got a 'peter'
knockout drops, you know," the former
As he spoke the other man, without
interference from the waiters who had
rushed up, extracted a roll of bills from
a pocket of his unconscious companion
and calmly walked out with the four
"Looks like the police were standing
in with this bunch all right," the oltj
man observed. "If we ever did any
thing like that in our 'dumps' we had
to account to the police next morning,
and if there was much of a squeal we
had to make good the loss. There
would be a bunch of detectives in every
night, and irthpy saw we 'turned out'
quite a lot of fellows in one night, like
they did this fellow just now, we'd have
to divvy up with them next day."
The tour was over and the old dive
keeper started back home.
"Well," he said. "I've learned a lot
tonight. I honestly didn't think it was
true what I'd heard about these places.
I guess it's about true-what an old
sailor friend of mine told me the other
'"In our day,' he said, 'when we hit
port the tide took us right up to your
"dump" and Owney's and old McGuirk's.
And all the swell folks used to come
down and watch us with the girls
there. But now the boys in the navy
they all hit for Broawday. where they
can meet the daughters of those very
rich folks who used to be lookin' on at
our doin's. And, believe me, they get
away with worse stuff than we ever
thought of pulling with the poor old
Bowery girls.' "
CLASS BACKS ITS LEADER
Others Strike When Youlli Flunks in
Test After Game Struggle.
CONNELLSVILLE. Pa.. June 11. Be
cause the president of their clasp, How
ard Myers, who failed to qualify at ex
aminations, was refused a diploma. 2S
of the 28 members of the class of 191j
at the Mount Pleasant High School
went on strike and say they will not
participate in the commencement. A
mass meeting will be held to act on
the school board's refusal to overrule
the faculty and permit Myers to gradu
ate. The students allege that Myers' fail
ure was . largely due to the prejudice
of H. L.. Kuntzleman. one of the teach
ers, which the faculty denied.
Myers' father is dead and his mother
was recently taken to a sanatorium
incurably ill. Although without a homo
and seeking shelter in poolrooms--,
Myers continued in school. It is said
that he was a good student until his
mother was taken away, and his class
mates declare be Is entitled to a dip
loma, even in face of his failure to
pass the final examination. Myers was
one of five in a class of S3 who failed
CANDOR HELPS PRISONER
North Dakota Man Tells Court He
Patronizes "Blind rig.'
CHICAGO. June 12 Appreciation of
frankness by Judge Jacob Hopkins, in
the Desplaines-street Court, brought
Frank Gallagher, of Williston. N. D..
another chance. He was arrested for
being under the influence of drink.
"I came to Chicago to visit my sis
ter," explained Gallagher. "My home
town is dry. When I got here I had to
take a drink. I guess I slipped, judge,
and got too much."
"How do you get drink at home, in
drug stores?" asked the judge.
"No, in blind pigs," was the reply.
CANCELLATION; OF SAILING
S. S. Northern Pacific will not sail
from Flavel, Sunday, June 20. S. S.
Great Northern is expected to sail on
Thursday, June 24. Make reservations
early. Ticket office. Fifth and Stark.
Phones, Broadway 920, A- 6671. Great
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Walk-Over Boot Shop,
146 Broadway, Portland, Or.
Panama-Paoifio Exposition judge gave the Grand Prize, the highest
possible award, to Geo. E. Keith Company for WALK-OVER SHOES. We
recommend making this striking evidence of WALK-OVER MERIT a domi
nant "feature of your next newspaper advertisement and passing the
faet to all local papers for use as news item-
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