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THE SUNDAY OREGONTAN. FORT LAND, JULY 18, 1915.
ART AND ORATORY
? Colonel George W. Bain and
Mrs. Miller Star Attrac
tions at Chautauqua.
"UNIVERSITY HOUR" HELD
Great Preparations Made for To
day, "When 2 2d Annual Gather
ing Will Come to an End
With Special Programme.
9:00 Devotional hour.
10:00 Sunday school, under di
rection of Oregon State Sunday
1:00 The Alpine Todlers, sa
2:00 Lecture, -Dr. Roland A.
Nichols, "The Man Worth. While."
4:00 Grand concert. special
soloists from Portland, under the
direction of Professor J. H. Cow
en; 100 voices, by combined Chau
tauqua and Rose Festival chorus;
soloists: Jane Burns Albert, so
prano; Virginia Spencer Hutchin
son, contralto; Norman A. Hoose,
tenor; Hartridge Whlpp. baritone;
A. E. Davidson, bass.
7:30 Fopular concert, the Fa
8:15 Bible chalk talk, Evelyn
GLADSTONE PARK, Or., July 17.
(Special.) Delia Crowder Miller,
one of America's leading dramatic
Interpreters, and Colonel George
TV. Bain, of Kentucky, the grand
old man of the lecture platform,
each captivated a great audience
st Chautauqua today. Mrs. Miller read
"Ben Hur" before 3500 people this aft
ernoon, and tonight the veteran orator
from the Blue Grass state played on the
heartstrings of an even larger audi
ence. . There was no need of scenery, or
costumes, or chariots, in Mrs. Miler's
picture of "Ben Hur." She proved a
genuine artist in her interpretation ofj
General Wallace's great masterpiece.
It was all eo genuinely artistic that
her large audience paid the finest
tribute which can be accorded a speaker
they kept their seats until she had
finished, and remained silent.
As for the grand old man of Ken
tucky well, he made good with a
vengeance, as he has done on three
former occasions at Gladstone Park
during the past 22 years. His subject
tonight was "Among the Masses, or
Traits of Character."
Ovation Give Speaker.
Colonel Bain was given an ovation
by the Chautauquans as he stepped on
the platform. He is somewhat over 75
years old. but his intellectual vigor
teems to have grown more virile with
the lapse of years and his voice has
acquired a sweeter and more impelling
tone than ever. He never was.. more
effective than tonight in Gladstone
Willamette University hour was the
feature this morning. Representative
Hawley and President Carl Doney each
spoke, and readings were given by
Helen Miller Senn. of Portland. In
closing his series of Government study
lectures this morning, Mr. Hawley said:
"I cannot tell you the pleasure that
has been mine to meet you all again.
In the years that have elapsed since
the old days at Gladstone Park many
of you have ripened and your lives
have grown sweeter with the ripening
of years. I trust we will meet again."
Mr. Hawley has been at Gladstone
Chautauqua 15 of the 22 years at its
Gnllatto Trio Heard.
Two other delightful features of to
day's programme were the appearance
of the Gullatto trio at 1:15 and 7:30 to
day and the address by Miss DeGraff
at Mother Congress headquarters at 4
P. M. Miss DeGraff spoke on her ex
periences with Jane Addams at The
The closing day will see another rec
ord attendance. The day is filled with
features of unusual interest. The
Tyrolean Alpine Yodlers will appear
twice, at 1 P. M. and 7:30. Dr. Roland
A. Nichols, the man who "fathered"
Harold Bell Wright, speaks at 8 o'clock
on "The Man Worth While." At 4
o'clock the big Chautauqua chorus Of
100 voices, under direction of Professor
J. H. Cowen, will give a sacred con
cert.' Many of Portland's beet-known
vocalists will take part, among them
being Jane Burns Albert, soprano; Vir
ginia Spencer Hutchinson, contralto;
Norman A. Hoose, tenor; Hartridge G.
Whipp. baritone, and A. E. Davidson,
Special trains over the Portland Rail
way. Light & Power Company's line
(Oregon City car) will leave First and
Alder streets every half hour during
the day and evening. A special section
of the park will be roped off for autos
near the upper gate.
NO SALARIES ARE PAID
(Continued From First Page.)
celved any expense money in addition
to his commissions?"
Commissions Sale Remunerative.
"Then he paid the expenses of his
trip into Harney County, including a
stage ride of more than 150 miles, out
of his commisisons?"
Mr. House said this was the case.
"If he hadn't sold a single share of
stock on his trip and had thus made no
commissions, he would have been out
all his expenses?"
"That's all." said Mr. Magulre.
An important witness for the Gov
ernment in its case against Mr. Camn-
bell was Elmer B. Payne, assistant
cashier of the Eugene Loan & Savings
isanK, or iiugene. Mr. Payne, it turned
out, was also an invetor in Cashier
stock, but he was put on the stand
by United States Attorney Reames rrl-
marlly to bring out a point the Gov
ernment wanted to make in connection
with the missing $8 a share for various
blocks of stock sold for $14 a share
to Eugene investors, but for which
only $6 a share is accounted for in the
Frank Menefee special acouat.
which was the center of Interest In
Friday s testimony.
Notes Go to Personal Account.
This point was that the note for
$1400 which Professor John Straub, of
the university of Oregon, paid Mr.
Campbell for 100 shares at $14 a share:
E. O. Tobey's e$1400. not note for 100
shares at the same price: Mr. Payne's
check for $500 for 80 shares at $6.25
a share, and other checks from buyers
of stock in Eugene were deposited in
the Eugene bank by Mr. Campbell in
his personal account.
The witness identified deposit slips
entered witn tne bank and testified
tbat the notes of Professor Straub. and
Mr. Tobey had been sold to the bank
by Mr. Campbell.
From the deposit of these sums by
Mr. Campbell to the. entries In Mr. Men
efee's special account, showing the
crediting of SG for each of the shares
thus sold at $14 a share, there is no
trace of th'e other 8.
Mr. Payne said he got his stock for
6.25 a share on April 2, 1912, Mr. Camp
bell having written him to give his
check for $500 and he would get him
some stock. The witness said he didn't
know how many shares he was to get
or the price to be paid, but left that
all to Mr. Campbell, who got him a
price of- $6.25 a. share. He bought as
Machine Tried by Bask.
The witness was questioned about a
cashier machine the bank had bought
for $100, including- a rebate of $100
given by Mr. Campbell, with the agree
ment that if not satisfactory after six
months" trial the price would be re
funded. Mr. Payne said the machine
did all that was claimed for it, but did
not prove fitted to the purposes of the
bank and was returned. The bank got
its money back as agreed, be added.
Accountant House, following Mr.
Payne on the stand, testified that Mr.
Payne's SO shares were charged to the
Frank Menefee special account. When
this account was closed out Decem
ber 31, 1913, he said, this stock was
settled with the company, as shown In
the entries, for $1 a share, though Mr.
Payne paid $6.25 a share for it and it
had been charged against Mr. Menefee
at par value of $10 a share. The dif
ference between the $10 and the $4 had
been charged to the "premium" ac
count, he explained!
Two hundred shares oougnt Dy w. .
Rearick direct from the company's
treasury stock and charged to the Men
efee special account at par value of $10
a share, Mr. House testified, was set
tled In the account at $6 a share, the
difference of $4 being charged up to
the "premium" account.
Mr. House Examined Closely.
Attorney Pipes subjected Mr. House
to a vigorous cross-examination as to
the inferences to be drawn from his
testimony in regard to the Menefee
Mr. Pipes sought to bring out in nis
questioning that this account was a
private memorandum kept by ' Mr.
Menefee so that he could tell whether
stock sales were made from company
tock. or stock owned by Mr. Menefee.
Mr. House said he did not understand
from his examination of it that the
special account was kept for that pur
pose. "Was any stock charged on the spe
cial account, certificates of which
showed it had previously been Issued
to Mr. Menefee?" asked Judge Bean.
"No, replied Mr. House.
Attorney Pipes then announced to
the court that he would call Mr. House
back to the stand Monday, with the
books of the company, for further
cross-examination to clear up the spe
cial Account question.
Mr. Menefee to Espials At .
He said that he would endeavor to
show in this cross-examination, from
the books of the company, that in this
special account Mr. Menefee had charged
oft against himself shares of the com
pany's stock as they were issued on
sales, in order to keep trace of this
stock from the time it was issued and
sold to the time the subscriptions were
paid, and that Mr. Menefee had trans
ferred his own stock back to the com
pany against stock so issued. The ac
count was a private one, he asserted.
and any discrepancies in it were not
Mr. Pipes said the full explanation
of the special account would be mad
by Mr. Menefee when he takes the stand
himself later in the trial.
In tne host of apparently damaging
letters written by various salesmen to
the company in regard to their stock
selling plans, so far introduced in evi
dence by the Government, none ha yet
been introduced that was written by
B. F. Bonnewell or H. M. Todd, two of
the defendants. The evidence against
them has been oral for the raont part.
The most damaging of the letters in
troduced were written by O. L. Hopson
and Joseph Hunter. Hunter has pleaded
guilty and Hopson, a fugitive from Jus
tice since last February, has Just been
captured by United States authorities.
Oregon Womei Asked to
Aid Sisters in East.
Money Needed for Saffraare Cam
pnlarn In New Jersey, and Several
Give Prompt Response.
BY EDITH KNIGHT HOLMES.
ILL the women of the West
come to our aid In this criti
This is the cry that has come out
from the East to the women of Ore
gon. Here is the opportunity for those
who recently gained the right to vote
to show that they are loyal to their
sex. ' Here is a chance to prove that,
though women may be inconsistent in
little things, they are not so in the, big
affairs of life.
The plea from the East was sent to
Mrs. Solomon Hlrsch. who was a
leader in the campaign for equal suf
frage in this state. It came in the
form of a night letter written by
Helen Hoy Greeley, one of the most
distinguished women of the East.
In the hour of their need they who
are struggling for the franchise felt
they could turn to those who had it
and knew it to be a sane and Just
The election upon which the hopes
of the workers hinge will be held in
New Jersey October 19. If New Jersey
favors the movement the leaders feel
that New York will be strongly influ
enced. The election on the all-important
question in the latter state will
come on November 2. Before these
dates much hard work must be done.
Many of the workers are donating
their time and talents unstintingly
and untiringly. But some money is an
absolute necessity, and so the women
who are making the big effort are
looking to the Far west for help. And
it must be sent immediately or much
ground will be lost.
Mrs. Hirsch volunteered to head the
list with a donation. Mrs. C. S. Jack
son asked to be given an opportunity
to assist, and Mrs. Henry Ladd Cor
bett. who is a former New Yorker, and
knows conditions, will give substantial
aid. Mrs. Elliott Corbett. Mrs. P. J.
Mann and several others have already
volunteered to help. Whatever is done
must be done within the next few
days. No matter whether the sum be
large or small. It will show the spirit
of the West. It will demonstrate that
the women of Oregon are sincere.
"Many women do not take an in
terest because they have always had
some one to take care of them, pro
vide for them, think for them even,
and they do not realize what other
women have to contend with," said a
prominent local woman as she offered
to participate, in helping tho Eastern
women. "I was not In favor of suf
frage," said another, "but i found it
worked so beautifully. Women vote
In a dignified manner. They do not
neglect their homes or their babies for
politics. They study the needs of the
community, the character and qualifi
cations of the man running for office,
and then they cast their ballot. Now
I want the men of the East to be as
broad-minded, sensible and chivalrous
as were our Western men. and I am
glad to give my little share."
Those who wish to assist in the
cause to which these have subscribed
may send their check to Mrs. Solomon
Hirsch. St. Clair and Washington
Those who are making the appeal
are not militants. They are -doing
their work in a Alcrnlfleri kiu....
like, womanly way, with kindness In
their hearts and a desire to help the
women of the East to the liberty that
Is possessed by the West,
Religious Ceremonies Held in
Field by Soldiers Who
Fight for Czar.
OFFICERS NOTABLY YOUNG
Morale of Army Illustrated by Ef
forts of Xcw Recruits to Im
prove Time In Practicing
Method of Attack.
BY ROBERT R. M'CORMICK.
(Copyright. 1915. by the Chicago Tribune.
Published by arrangement. )
PETROCSRAD. June 22. Every Rus
sian army regiment has a homo town,
after which It is named and from
which at least a large proportion of
Its soldiers are drawn. This gives it
the advantage of having "people back
home" to take a special Interest in its
welfare, to mako special presents to
Its wounded ana to Are its soldiers
with letters of praise.
Soma of the guard regiments are
named after the largest cities, as of
Petrograd, or of provinces, as of Fin
land, with the same result.
The Russian regular army thus gets
the same popular support that comes
to our volunteers In time of war, but
not to our regulars; at the same time It
has tho training of regular soldiers;
anyone can see the advantage of giv
ing soldiers both training and popular
support over our system of giving
training to one and popular support to
the other and both to neither.
Brilliant Feats Perpetuated.
Brilliant feats in history also are
recalled In name and equipment. There
is the regiment which stood in battle
until, tradition says, blood flowed up
to the boot tops. This regiment is dis
tinguished by a red band on the tops
of the boots.
There is the division which stood
against odds of four to one and checked
General Van Damme after the battle
of Dresden, contributing more than
any other one single feat of the armies
to the overthrow of Napoleon. The
Prussian King gave to each of the sur
vivors .the Iron Cross.
There are regiments famed for bat
tles against the Turk, against the Kil
gia. feats of arms as great and as un
known to us as la the sacrifice of the
Alamo in Europe.
Tho Seminovsky regiment held Ks
fete while I was at Lomza and General
BezobrazofC was kind enough to in
vite roe and the British artillery at
tache to be present. We spent a con
siderable time while we admired the
way in which the regiment had con
cealed their cannon and tho enterprise
with which they selected observation
points. Thus the regiment was drawn
up in hollow square for solemn mass
when we arrived.
Altars Erected la Orchards.
In van orchard had been erected
two altars which the Greek service
requires, one In the lino of troops, the
other In the center of the square. Near
tho first stood the choir, chosen sing
ers from the regiment. At the second
stood the priests with their high col
lars and flowing robes, some of white,
some of yellow.
In. the center of the square stood the
General commanding the corps and Be
hind him his staff and the commander
of the regiment. Beside him on hli left
upon a spirited thoroughbred horse sat
a grave man with pointed beard -and
thinning hair. It was the Grand Duke
Boris, who had visited tho United
States as a young man 12 years ago.
The change these years had wrought
reminded me forcibly of the lapse of
At a word of command the troops
grounded arms, at another word they
removed their caps. The service began.
Tho service Is Intoned throughout and
Is assisted from time to time by the
voices of tfTe choir. The soldiers neither
sing nor pray audibly, but their ardent
participation in the ceremony is seen
from their moving Hps and the devout
way In which they make tho sign of
The Cossacks are said to be the most
devout of the Russians, but I bare been
impressesd by the unanimity of the re
ligious feeling which permeates the
Russian Officer Acts As Model.
Then followed ceremonies particular
to tne regiment. At some of theaa oniv
the troops come fo the salute, at others
troops anC the visiting officers, at
others the officers alone. Being in the
rront rank or tne visitors, I found my
self somewhat lost when to salute and
Stepping back and turning to tho left.
I hoped to model my conduct after that
or the British attache, to find that of.
fleer had been copying my mistakes In
the same manner. A Russian officer,
perceiving our embarrassment, took
station whore wo could see him to
model our conduct.
The commandmant in the center
caned ror cneera for various men and
things, which were heartily responded
to by 4000 throats, and he called for
cheers for the Emperor, to which tho
woods resounded until my arm grew
tired from maintaining the salute.
wmie me Dana piayea tho national
hymn, not once, but several times.
Next came the review.
I suppose readers will become wearv
of my constant alulslon to the military
exercises wnicn seemed to" be foolish
formalities before I came to the war.
They do look foolish at home, but In
sound of tho enemy's guns -even the
strut step nas Its value.
The straightened back and lifted
neaa react favorably upon tho nerv
ous system of tho man about to sro un
der fire. The eager response to orders
is to a regiment what snap is to a foot-
Men Heavier Thaw Officers.
The parade of a guard regiment li a
remarkable sight. The officers are
average size man. but tho soldiers are
a head taller -and fully 50 pounds heav
ier to tne man., This la in marked con
trast to tho English regiments, where
I havo remarked that tho officers are
notaDiy taller than the men a fact
which the German sharpshooters were
not slow to discover and which slml
larity of uniforms cannot hide.
I noticed that many of tho officers
were very young, and that not a few
walked with a limp. This could not be
niaaen before the reviewing stand
Small wonder! The regiment possessed
iu orricers at the outbreak of the war,
and has suffered 74 casualties.
After the review was a reception for
tno orricers. Then while tho rtrlmunt
picnicked under the trees, a birthday
dinner was held indoors. , The table
was not large enough for all. ao only
the officers of higher rank were seat
ed. The Captains and Lieutenants, ex
cept a foreign attache, stood.
This fete formed th rnvmlnn e
meeting between friends whom war
had separated and was pleasant to sea.
Those who had received promotion or
decoration for distinguished service
wore tho recipients of hearty eongratu-
innuiin ,,i wnivri iit, BiTrarnncq ot jeai
ouay. nraa visible, la particular General
Ettor racelved news that ha had been1
appointed ald-de-camp to the Emperor.
various toasts were drunk, beginning
with the health of the Czar and end
ing with the toast to England, the King
of England and the British army, in
honor of the British military attache.
Then, as he stood, the band clayed
Then, noticing that an American was
present, word was hurriedly sent to the
toastmaster to include our country, and
similar hurried instructions were sent
to the band. The toastmaster gave the
toast. "America. President Roosevelt
and the American Army."
And as I. the sole American, stood.
tho young- officers shouted themselves
hoarse with fellowship and the band
outside strained to the tune of "Too
Much Mustard." Somewhat later the
toastmaster came to my chair and
apologized for his mistake, to which I
replied that the mistake was not his.
As we drove back to our headquar
ters we saw the regiment at play. Some
were playing two villages, the Rus
sian ninepins,, some exercising on the
parallel bars and tho horizontal bar,
while the new recruits had procured
the services of some non-commissioned
officers and were sr-ndlng their holi
day in practicing tho attack, which
little fact would havo given me an in
sight Into the morale of the army If at
this stage of the war I had needed
LAUNDRYMEN TO GATHER
CONVENTION TO OPtX MONDAY
' TO BE WELL ATTENDED.
Three Headquarters Established la Ho
tels, aad Eatrrtalameat Starts
Today With Highway Trip.
Tho vanguard of the delegates to the
National laundrymen's convention
which has been coming Into Portland
all week, was followed up by a big
delegation from Chicago yetterdal. The
party was hurried into automobiles
and taken to the lecture on the Colum
bia Highway by S. C. Lancaster. At
this lecture tho laundrymen were
guests of the Shriners who are en
tertaining of a big scale at the hotels
of th city.
Three headquarters have been es
tablished: National association at the
Multnomah Hotel; Interstate associa
tion at the Imperial and California and
Montana headquarters at the Oregon.
rrom tne appearances last night It
seems that all throe headquarters will
be busy for the next three or four
days and that tho predictions of an
attendance or more than 1000 at the
convetnion were not far off.
The convention will be held at the
Armory, beglning tomorrow at 10
Following Is the programme an
nounced for today and for tomorrow.
10:00 A. M. Auto ride to frown
Point on tlie Columbia River Highway.
Krom this point a view of 35 miles
may be had up or down tho river. As
semble for trip at Fourth-street en
trance of Hotel Multnomah. On re
turn trip, stop will be made at Port
land Automobile Club, where a buffet
lunch will be served between - and 3.
arriving back in tho city about 6
Funday night Informal reception to
visiting delegates at Hotel Multno
mah. Concert In t.ie lobby of Hotel
Multnomah from 8:30 to 10:00 P. M.
10 o'clock Opening of convention at
Armory. Tenth and Couch streete. Ex
hibit of allied trades and flower show
at the armory open to tho public.
3 o clock Automobile ride for the
women covering residence portion of
the city. visit to Forestry building.
vi uiamette Jieignts,. city Park. Port
land Heights. Multnomah Club and new
Library. Terwilllger Boulevard. East
Side tnrough I-aurelhurst. Irvlngton
atij peninsula Park, where stop will
be made to enable the visitors to In
spect the sunken gnrdens. returning
by the Willamette Boulevard, Broad
way bridge to Hotel Multnomah.
8 o'clock Moonlight trio unon the
Willamette and Columbia rivers; steam
ers Bailey Gatzert and Grahmona will
leave foot -of Alder street at f o'clock.
Captain of Minnesota Absolved.
SEATTLE. Wash.. July 17. Captain
Thomas W. Garllck, faster of the
steamship Minnesota, the largest ves
sel on the Pacific, today was absolved
of all blame In connection with the
vessels stranding on Uwa Shims. Is
land, off tho coast of Japan, on tho
night of April 11. United .states Ma
rino Inspectors Blon B. Whitney and
Kooert A. -Turner, who rendered the
decision after an Investigation, asserted
that the vessel was carried out of her
course by an unusual set of currents.
Blind From Birth, Girl Sees.
PASADENA. Cal.. July 10. Born
blind and after living In darkness for
2 years. Miss Tomyana Carl via. a
University of California student, gazed
for the first time upon her mother's
face here recently. Science triumphed
over nature when Dr. Yard H. ' iiulen,
of San Francisco, made a two-minute
operation which brought sight to her
left eye. Miss Carlyle had previously
undergone five unsuccessful opera
tions and her case was pronounced
Horses Plentiful Near Dajtou.
DAYTON. Wash.. July 17. (Special.)
The lists of property valuations in
Columbia County recently made out by
the County Assessor show that there
are only 212 automobiles here and 741!
horses. The automobiles aro valued
at S3. 400, while the horses aro worth
S2I5.S40. The county has 1295 head of
mules valued at $56,110 and 4213 stork
rattle of all ages valued at $82,170.
1670 milch cows worth $40,240; more
than 20.000 sheep held at $30,220, and
6564 hogs valued at $12,100.
Bisters, Parted 23 Years, Meet.
SHERIDAN. Or, July 17. (Special.)
When Mr. and lira. O. J. Brlen, of
Rock Island. 111., arrived her this
week on a trip West two sisters met
for the first time In 23 years. They
aro Mra Brlen and Mrs. Henry Ham
mann, of this place. For the past 35
years Mr. Brlen has been a conductor
on tho Rock Island railroad. His va
cation this year, gave him and his
Tamlly the longed-for opportunity of
coming to Oregon.
Vancouver Churches Join Services.
VANCOUVER. Wash.. July 17. (Spe
cial.) Archdeacon Hilton, of Seattle,
will speak at tho big union meeting at
St. Luke's Episcopal Church in this city
tomorrow night. Special music has
been prepared for the services. Rv.
Ellsworth B. Collier Is rector, of tha
church. The various churches In the
city havo joined In holding union serv
ices for tho coming six weeks.
Russians to Get Million Bibles.
NEW YORK. July 17. Tho American
Bible Society announced today that the
Empress of Russia has consented to
the distribution among 1.000.000
soldiers of the Russian army of copies
of the Bible contributed by children
of the American Sunday schools.
Mliis Ksthleen Tiunemulr. ef Vancouver,
British Columbia, idO veers old. daughter ef
James Dunsmulr, firmr UQlnanl.Oov.
ernor of British Columbia end mllllonstr
mlna ewner, ha sailed for Franca to offer
her services to the Red Cross as an tabu
lanes motor driver.
August 1st Our Shoe Department Moves to the 2d Floor
We Are Therefore Making This the
Greatest Special Shoe Selling Event
in the History of the Department
Every Pair of Shoes at Cost
Ve are discontinuing altogether our men's shoe department, and in order to entirely
clean out this section we have grouped our men's shoes in
Pacific Phone Marshall SO0O
Every Woman's Pump and Oxford That Has
Sold Regularly at $6.00, $7.00, and $8.00
We include at this price any pump or Oxford in the department fox trot models, vogue models.
Colonials and pumps in demi-calf. patent colt. French bronze and kid; with the new two-tone top
pings, with French and Louis-Cuban heels. All sizes and widths.
For Pumps, Colonials and Ox
fords That Have Sold to $6.00
In newest models and materials. Gray, tan
and sand quarters, all patent colt and demi
calf. With Louis-Cuban heels. All sizes
For Pumps, Colonials and Ox
fords That Have Sold to $5.00
In calf, patent colt, suede, with Cuban
and Louis-Cuban heels. This includes all
short and discontinued lines that have sold as
high as $5.00. Basement
HEW STUDY IS URGED
School Needs Are Considered
SYSTEM CHANGES ADVISED
Resolutions Adopted at Kugene Are
to Krrect That FirM-Vear Work
In High School fehuld Be
In General Science.
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON', Eurtne,
July 17 (Special.) Change In meth
ods of Instruction In Oregon hlh
schools were advocated thia week In
formal resolution adopted unanimous
ly at last week's state educational con
ference of superlntenedntn. hltjh school
teachers and members of the Summer
school. The resolutions committee con
sisted of Charles A. nice. Altant
City Superintendent of 1'ortland; J. C
Nelson, principal of tha Salem hlg-h
school: Karl W. Onthsnk. Superintend
ent at Tillamook: V. IU ltutherford.
former Superintendent at McMinnrllle.
who was called to tha head of the Eu
gene schools for next year; and G. W.
Milam. Superlntenednt at Gold Hill.
The principal recommendations were
In regard to general science In the
freshman year In high school, tha
methods of foralgn language and his
tory teaching, surveys of school meth
ods, and analysis of study habits of
New Type ef Mady Ad viae.
Tho resolutions follow:
We, your commute appointed to sum
marls tha trend of opinlun en th various
subjects under discussion during the con
ferences en school administration and high
school problems, report and recommend as
1. Thst thr b Introduced In th first
rear of the high school curriculum a nw
type of introductory work In science that
will conslat either of a count In general
rMnc. Including the element of physic,
rhemlatry. physiography and biology. Ti-th
emphasis on hygiene and sanitation or et a
course In general biology.
2. That a school survey hss merits when
constructive In character and Initiated by
those who can be held responsible, espe
cially whn made with the co-opratloe of
the local superintendent.
S. Tbst ail foreign language teaching be
vitalised by th use of th direct or con
versational mothod of Inatructlon,
Attention to Study Habits Crgd
4. That in th teaching ef Enslish
lustory the present tendency toward,
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greater vitallnatlon of th work and a closer
correlation Kith the actual situations of life,
especially by th Introduction of local and
contemporary history and currant eventa.
Is to. bo strongly commended.
A. That greater attention should be de
voted to th study habita of pupfla. It is
realised that th relatively small amount
ef werk done by hlch school pupils ts re
sulting In a general hsilness and inaccu
racy of mind. 1 1 la urged that more ef the
school day be spent in supervised study and
that the classroom periods be lengthened to
at least 60 nilnuirs, nf which tiu. a part
up to one-hslf shall be spent by ths pupils
In preparing th next lesson.
a. That th school sys:em used In Carr.
lnd.. possesses some features that nisy be
embodied In any school system. Prominent
smong these ar th lengthening of the
school day. th us of a givoit classroom or
ther working space by two or mvre Inde
pendent groups ef pupils, th departmental
isms' of teaching and the snrtchlng of the
course of study along th lines nf vocational
training, play and physical education. I.o-l
conditions should be given careful consider
ation and the plan tried out In on or two
bulldlncs most suited to th Idea and under
a principal and teachers specially selected to
give' It a fair trial.
"SU-Ms" I'laa Is Favored.
T. That a careful atudy bo made of the
standard meaaurlng scale dvld for meas
uring results of teaching th varloua sub
jects in our school Th commltt real
ises that th stsndsrds f th past have sees
largely t heorell.-al. but believe that th
measuring scales now In current us th
HUlesas and Harvard-Newton scale for
msseunng English canrpnantlon. th Cour
tis snd fton tests In arithmetic, th Ayres
aad Thomdtk acls for measuring hand
writing, tha Ayrea tests la spelling, th
Courtis tests In reading ar mor objective
and that In th near future these scales and
others wilt b s perfected that results la
school work may b adequately measured.
S. That w favor th "stX'Sla" plan now
being widely adopted and recommend It to
towns and cities where ciretimstancea make
Its Introduction feasible. We bellev that
th very marked chsnses la th needs snd
Interests of pupils ef the upper grammar
grade should be mec by corresponding
Chang's in the cur ef etady and organi
sation of th school.
a. The commute desires to express ts
TT. Sheldon Its sincere appreciation of the
skill and tact with which h has directed
thee conferences, and to Dr. tchafer for
his hearty ce-operauon and support. We
believe that these conferences have been of
great service in bringing sbnut a consensus
of opinion on current educational problems
and strongly recommend that they k mad
a permanent featur of the bummer ses
sion of the t'ntverslty of Oregon.
Felled Tree Cuta Off City Wafer.
CENTRAL. A. Wash.. July 17. (Spe
cial.) The pipeline of the Centralis
municipal gravity water system was
badly damaged yesterday, when a
rancher living near the headwaters of
the Intake felled a tree across the
pipes and broke them. It will tske
several days to repair the break, but
there Is sufficient wster in the reser
voir to last considerably longer than
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CEXTRALIA. Wash, July IT. (Spe
cial.) A special school election wiM
be held In YVinlock. July 2t. to vole
on the question of whether or not a
new school site shall be purchased.
andThe Winlork School Board has onllons
a a seven sites.
2 Lots At 2 Sale Prices
For Alert's Shoes and Oxfords
Selling Regularly to $6.00
Tan Russia calf, patent, colt, vici
kid. demi-calf. Hlnglish laL$, straight
lasts. All sizes and widths.
For Men's Shoes and Oxfords
Selling Regularly to $4.00
Gunmetal. patent colt, tan Russia
calf, vici kid, English and semi-Eng-lish.
custom models. Button and lace
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ONLY ONE GETS PARDON
IDAHO BOARD CIVKS FREEDOM To
VOITHKIX FORtiLR I .If TRI0.
Apwllrstteas ef laay Draled aad Ac
tion la Other Cases Delayed! la -
9esslea at Boise.
BOItfE. Idaho. July 17. (Special.)
The State Hoard of 1'ardons. In session
here tnis week, gxanted but one full
pardon, one conditional pardon and
eliminated half of a double sentence
denied many applications for pardon
and action on ollicis waa deferred.
The one pardon was granted Otis
Leonard Moore, who. when under age.
was induced by companiona to forge a
The follow Inc action waa taken:
- raidess brawled.
Chancy T.eroy Mover, ststutory offense,
sentenced from Jttnrham County, flvo to 15
years, conditioned lie returr.a to his parents
Jamas M. Cheney, grand larceny, sen
tenced from 1-emhl County for rrerd lar
ceny for on to 14 years and burslary from
on to 11 years: pardoned as to th grana
larceny chars and sentence.
Otis I.inrd Moore, forsery. aantencen
from liannock. County, one to 14 years; com
rlwr 1ird aad omnanted.
r.udolph Wetter, first decre murder, sen
tenced to he hanged -in luaho County; sen
tence commuted t- life, sentence fia4 later
to 2.1 years and finally to ?j ears.
William Jones. burclar. Hear la k .
Count; five to 13 cars ; sentence fixed at
ilors Itorsely. burglary, eentenred from
Bingham County, on to 1A ers: sen
tenc fixd to eiplr August ?2, liO.Y
John L Chaffin. first decree buralr.
In M County; on to 3 vrsrs; scntenc
fixed to axplr October 1. 116.
W. M. Webb. c:nd larcen. Bonnevlll
County, one to 14 years; centenc fixed to
expire four years from commencement, b.
Ktank White, second degree burglary.
Bannock counl. aix months to ftv years;
sentence fixed to expire in :.0 ds.
Krank Yours, second Occre burglary.
Bannock Cour.:. six month to fiv car.
sentence fixed to expire in fie year
Thomas Jones, second degree burglary. Kl
mra County, six months to five yeara; sea.
tenc ilxed to expire March. 114
1'red i'avis, gtand larceny. Shoehen
County, ono to six ears; srnlence fixed to
expire In March
Charles K. Hoborts. highway rohery. Can
yon County, five to li cers; sentnc com
muted to fUe years.
Wenatchcc Gels War Ttcllc.
WKN'ATCHKF. Wssn.. July 17.
(Special.) A hrass howitzer cat In
1M1. which has seen service in both
the Mexican and Civil wars. Is on Its
way to Wenatchee from the Benicia
arsenal. Pnllfcrnla. anc! will be placed
In one of the city parks if permission
can be obtained. The Grand Army
post has been endeavoring to secure
some sort of a cannon tor 'Wenatchea
for two yeara.