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THE SUNDAY OREGONIAX, PORTLAND, JULY 18, 1015.
NOTED SOLDIER IS
HERE OH A VISIT
CIVIL WAR VETERAN IS DELEGATE FROM WASHINGTON. D. O, TO CONVENTION OF SONS OF AMER
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Colonel Armes Delegate to
Convention of Patriot
MILITARY CAREER LONG
I'amous 1'ightcr and Wife Among
I'irst to Arrive From East to
Attend Convention of Sons
of American Revolution.
Among: the first of the Sons of the
American Revolution coming as dele
gates from the East to the National
Convention which will open here to
morrow, was Colonel George A. Armes,
who arrived at the Portland Hotel yes
terday with Mrs. Armes after a trip
from Washington, D. C.
Colonl Armes is a military man from
head to foot and, although retired from
active military service, carries him
self like a soldier at all times. He
has a record through the Civil War
and the Indian Wars that reads like
a romance. His military career began
when he was a mere boy of about 16
At the beginning of the Civil War
he was a special messenger for Secre
tary of State Seward, and one of his
first adventures in this service was
near to being his last, so closely did
he come to being executed before he
got -his message to Seward.
Lincoln Congratulates Him.
He was with the Army of McDowell
at Bull Run; he was wounded at
"Williamsburg, and shortly afterward
was publicly congratulated by Presi
dent Lincoln for bravery. At Fred
ricksburg he was entrusted with the
carrying of an important message for
General Grant from Secretary Stanton.
Under Grant he chafed at temporary
Inactivity and asked for more active
service, with the result that Grant sent
him to Hancock "to get his belly full
After the war he remained with the
service, and at the age of 22 he was
the youngest Captain in the regular
service. Through the principal Indian
wars after the Civil War he was active
and steadily rose! n rank.
In 1S99 he led an expedition into
f-outh Africa, which was his last piece
of military activity. Since that .time
Jie has resided as a private citizen in
Colonel Armes made his fortune in
real estate in Washington and the
Kast. He is owner of the Appomattox
battlefield, where General Lee's army
surrendered, and a few years ago do
nated the land for the memorial monu
ments to the soldiers of North Carolina,
and was the guest of honor at the un
veiling of those monuments.
Mrs. Armca Political Worker.
Mrs. Armes, as delightful and viva
cious as Colonel Armes. is a woman
of great prominence in Washington so
cial circles. Besides her social activi
ties, she has been prominent in politi
cal work and is chairman of the
Woman's Democratic'League. She has
assisted in many of the prominent suf
frage campaigns in Eastern States.
Other delegates came in in small
groups yesterday, but the greatest
number is expected to come today. A
special church service will be held at
the First Presbyterian Church tonight,
at which Dr. J. H. Boyd will preside.
Spanish War veterans and members of
the local Society of the Sons of the
American Revolution will escort the
delegates on this occasion.
The convention will open tomorrow
and will continue for three" days.
A. W. Scott, of Camas, is at the Port
land. A. J Baker, of Eugene, is at the
A. J. Taylor, of Astoria, is at the
C. P. Putnam, of Salem, is at the
. T. W. Robinson, of Olney, is at the
K B. Harris, of Centralia, is at the
W. W. Fletcher, of Seattle, is at the
P. A. Finscth, of Dallas, is at the
J. D. Matlock, of Eugene, is at the
H. J. Mitchell, of Wanna, is at the
H. J. Simmons, of Fossil, la at the
of The Dalles
.is at the
N. G. Ward,
W. H. Taft, of Hood River, is at the
W. D. Kerr, of Glenada, is at the
R. 'i. '-Gilbert, of The Dalles, is at
the Imperial. ;
C. H. Tost, or Tamaqua. Pa., is at
W. A. Kelly, of North Takima, is at
Miles D. Warren, of McMinnville, Is
at the Oregon. ,
E. L. Knlcherbocker, of Sheridan, is
at the Cornelius.
Mrs. S. E. Pickett, of Newberg, is
at the Portland.
D. W. Kershner. of Summit Hill, Pa.,
is at the Nortonia.
Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Gilcher. of Salem,
are at the Seward.
C. F. Seidi'.tz and family, of St. Louis,
are at the Nortonia.
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Mason, of Seattle,
are at the Cornelius.
Mr. and Mrs. F. F. Yockey, of Chico,
i Cal., are at the Cornelius.
E. Wilson and family, of Hunters,
Wash., are at the Oregon.
Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Cobb, of Rochester,
N. Y., are at the Nortonia.
. Dr. and Mrs. A. H. Strong, of Roch
' ester, are at the Portland.
Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Simpson, of Steven-
, son. are at the Multnomah.
. - -Mr. and. Mrs. L. M. Wlckland, of
. j'enaieton. are at the Perkins.
Captain and Mrs. C. Randall, of San
r rancisco, are at the Seward. '
Mr. George F. Stranahan. of Hood
River, is registered at the Eaton.
Mrs. Ronsell and Mrs. Sargent, of
Tacoma. are registered at the Eaton.
Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Williams, of
Salem, Or., are registered at the Eaton.
Mrs. G. L. Baker and Mrs. Lottie
Beckett, of McMinnville, are registered
at the Eaton.
Dr. and Mrs. J. T. Pittam. of Kansas
- City, Mo., have been visiting Mr. and
' Mrs. E. W. Reynolds at their Summer
home at Capitol Hill during the past
; Mrs. Carrie L. Kessler has left St.
Vincent's Hospital, where she under
went an operation for appendicitis.
" She is now convalescing at her home
on Morrison street.
Miss Frances True, of Portland, Me.,
;who has been conducting a large party
' of Cook's tourists to the Fanama
. Pacific Exposition, is visiting at the
' home of her cousins, Mr, and Mrs. J. H.
Liggett. Mr. Liggett is clerk at the
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OREGON LIKE HOME
Ohio Educators Have Praise
for State and City.
PARTY OF 55 ENTERTAINED
Portland Best-Pared Town in West
and One or Cleanest and Pret
tiest He Has Seen, Says.
"The best-paved city in the Went "
was the comment made upon Portland
oy memDers of a party of 65 Ohloans.
composed mainly of Cleveland school
teacr.ers, who arrived early yesterdav
morning for a two nays' sojourn on their
return from the California exDoitlon
An automobile trip about the city yes-
icraay ana a ride up the Columbia on
the steamer Baily Gatzert today are the
main features of their entertainment
H. G. Muckley, Assistant Superintend
ent of Schools of Cleveland, and Sol
omon Weimer. principal of the Cleve
land High School of Commerce, head
the party of visitors. Upon their arri
val at-the Union depot tney were show
ered with Portland roses by a local
committee. O. C. Bortzmeyer repre
sented the Portland Chamber of Com
merce, and Principal W. T. Fletcher
the school department.
Orraon Reminds Then of Home.
"Oregon reminds us of our own
state." said Mr. Weimer. of Cleveland,
speaking for his party. "The climate
is not dissimilar and the fact that It
rains once in a while" carries out the
relationship. From what we have seen
of it. Portland is one of the cleanest
and prettiest cities we have been
through on our trip, and we are sorry
we are not going to remain here more
than two days."
After the ride in s'ight-seeing auto
mobiles, the party separated for the
afternoon. Many of the teachers had
friends in Portland whom they visited,
and the others walked or rode about on
personally conducted tours.
The school of which Mr. Weimer is
principal is unique in being one In
which thorough preparation for busi
ness life is given. It is much broader
in its scope than the business college,
and the graduates are all assured of
commercial openings, said Mr. Weimer.
The tour, which was proposed by Mr.
Frieda. Fliedner. Mary J. Graham.
Martha L. Graham, Grace Harley,
Charlotte L. llolden, Mary Howlet.
Bertha Kolbe. Emily Lawrey. Bertha
Leckllden. Maryellen Malony. Mar
garetta Malony. Minnie Meerman,
Margaret Mulhern. Helen. Muckley. J.
A. Mulrooney. J. Mulrooney. Edith
Weinberg. "Margaret Ockenden, Edna
May Phlllls. Dehlla Phillips. Lorna C.
Pumphrey, Edith Runieman. Zell C.
Stanford. Lena Uhl. Ethel Weimer; Mes
daraes Adam Cappel. A. J. Duerr, A. T.
Nony. Hugo Schneider. S. E. Simon and
Emmanuel Stibef. and Messrs. Adam
Cappel. A. J. Puerr. II. T. McMyler. H.
O. Merrtman. H. G. Muckley. Dr. A. T.
Nony. Hugo Schneider.- S. E. Simon,
Emmanuel Stiher and Sol Weimer.
COYOTE HUNT IS PLANNED
Animals Menace Poultry Industry
In Hood Hirer District.
HOOD. RIVER. Or.. July 17. (Spe
cial.) Youths of the Pine Grove or
chard district are organizing a coyote
hunt. The animals have come down
from the range of hills lying between
the Hood River Valley and the Mosler
district by the scores this Summer and
are menacing poultry yards.
While cultivating In the orchard ot
Al. W. Peters yesterday, plowing unr
der a growth of clover, a Japanese boy
discovered a Utter of five puppies. The
coyotes have migrated to the orchard
districts, it Is said, because of the
crops forming luxuriant growth of cover
WOODSAW MEN ORGANIZE
Portland Association Is Furnifd and
W. H. Baclie Chosen President.
The woodsaw men of the city at an
enthusiastic meeting Thursday night
formed a permanent organization to be
known as the Woodsaw Men's Asso
ciation of Portland. The association
was organized with a view to Improv
ing the industry and giving better and
more reliable service.
About 60 men were present and these
will compose the charter' members. W.
H. Bache was elected president and
K. F. Pearson secretary and treasurer.
The association will hold regular meet
ings every Thursday night at 230 H
ARMY'S COST TOLD
Dr. Claxton Illustrates Educa
tional Advantage Possible.
AMERICA PAYING FOR WAR
H. K. Werner, Suicide, to Be Buried.
OREGON CITY, Or'., July 17. (Spe
cial.) The funeral of Herman E. Wer
ner, who committed suicide a week
ago last Wednesday on the day he
was to be married, will be held at 11
o'clock this morning. Services will be
held at the graxeside in Mountain
View Cemetery. The funeral was de
layed more than a week until rela
tives arrived here from the East.
Federal Commissioner Say Money
Devoted to Armed Forces Would
Make United States Lead In
Const motive Development.
"We are at war today in the United
States." declared Dr. T. P. Claxton,
United States Commissioner of Educa
tion. In his address at a luncheon given
him at the Chamber of Commerce yes
terday. "That means that so far as the latent
forces of war and the burdens of main
taining ourselves in readiness are con
cerned, and so far an the effects of the
war in Europe, are laying their burdens
upon us, we are in a state of war.
"If you could imagine some besom
of destruction that would aweep away
all the homes in the civilized world, you
have an Idea of the actual burden that
"We believe we are In a state of
peace, but the latent forces of war are
at work, and it is costing us millions
"The money directly spent In main
talntng even our little Army and Navy
would establish a National university
with an annual Income of $10,000,000.
which would make it the richest Insti
tution In the United States. More than
that, out of this wasted money could
be hired 1000 of the highest salaried
professors In the world to make this
untverlsty the great center' of learning
and education in the North American
Army's Cost lllaatratrd.
"In addition to-that you could estab
lish in every state In the Union a unl
versilty with a yearly Income of $1,000.
000, and today we have only 12 univer
sities with that Income. Furthermore,
you could give each state five normal
schools with three times as large an
annual income as the normal you have
in Oregon today, and Ave great tech
nological schools with an annual income
"In addition to that could be estab
lished 100 high schools with incomes
annually ot $13,000 and 30 agricultural
schools with similar Incomes, and could
OHIO SCHOOLMA'AMS ON VISIT TO PORTLAND.
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Muckley and is under the guidance of
Cook s agency, included the petrified
forests and grand canyon of Arizona
and California. From Portland the
educators will go to Yellowstone Park.
Mr. Muckley displayed a cheap watch
"I bought this to carry through the
park. ' he explained. "I am leaving my
valuables at .the entrance to the Yel
lowstone. Too many holdups."
The headquarters for the party is the
Oregon Hotel. Those on the trip are:
Misses Alice Bandeen. Jane M. Beham.
Jennie Blniewsky. Mary E. Blakemore,
Frances Bush. Frances Delghton. Ade
laide Dempsey. Elia Dempsey, Mary
Eckford. Helen E. Eckford. Marietta
Engle. Miriam Engle, . Estells Finney,
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I for Vrllonalo.r TmlKkt, 3. "r'r Ulad We're Hfr!" I'rora l.vft
to Rlshtt Hlu Kthel Weimer aod Mlaa Hrlea Mockley, of Clerelaadl Mlaa
Bertha I-e-kllder. of Toledo. 3. Solomoa Weimer. Principal ot the Cleve
land Hlch School of Commerce (I-eft). and II. C. Markley. AMlstant S.
frriatcadrst of tho Cleveland Scnoola, Who Are In C'harse of the Party.
An Interesting Puzzle
Can you arrange these numbers (one to nine
inclusive) so they will total fifteen, up and down
and side-ways and perhaps diagonally? If so
send your answer immediately.
Many Beautiful Premiums in
The Great Exposition "15" Puzzle
And Manufacturers' Publicity Distribution
No One Is Asked to Buy Anything to Win One of the Prizes.
Everyone sending answers will receive the P.-P I. E. Edition of "NATION'S HOME
SONGS" (containing words and music of sixty-six songs) ; also chance to win free
Vanity Cases, Coin Purses, Pocketbooks, Ladies' Bar Pins, Gentlemen's Scarf Pins,
Fountain Pens, Art Medallions, Gilt Framed Pictures, or other beautiful Souvenir
Prizes. Each contestant has an equal chance to win.
1st Grand Prize: Superb latest design, brand new Kimball Up
right, exactly as exhibited at the P.-P. I. E. in
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2d Grand Prize: $275 Mahogany Pianola.
3d Grand Prize: $125 Phonograph and Records included.
4th Grand Prize: Genuine Diamond Ring.
5th Grand Prize: Beautiful Set of Guaranteed Silverware, Etc
All contestants will also receive from our Advertising Department, besides the pre
miums mentioned above, a bona fide cash value PURCHASER'S CREDIT
VOUCHER good towards the purchase of a NEW TIANO or PLAYER PIANO in
any of the chain of EILERS STORES.
Can It Be Done?
Send your answer at once to Eilers Music House
Arrange these figures so they total "15"
in every direction, up and down, and side
ways, and, perhaps, also diagonally.
WHY THE "15" PUZZLE?
This prcat offer is made in an effort for rano
manufacturers to reduce costs of telling: pianos.
The old methods of paying solicitors, teachers and
agents commissions, magazine and theater pro
Kramme advertising, or entrapinjr the rr;at
artists to play their pianos in public, are too
costly, and the retail purchaser must eventually
pay this cost in the additional price.
We are to use a portion of such advertising al
lowance money in a profit-sharing campaign, thus
making an unusually attractive offer direct to the
THE "15" PUZZLE MEANS SOMETHING
This great "IS" puzzle is made to specially em
phasize the fifteen noteworthy types of instru
ments that are contained in the Kilcrs Music
House exhibit of ultra modern musical instru
ments in the Liberal Arts Palace of tho P.-P. !. FV,
where every instrument competing with every
manufacturer of this or foreign countries received
This exhibit is the most extensive ever made at
any International Kxposition. It is the largest
individual exhibit in the Liberal Arts Palace,
with the exception of the Government's.
This unique 15" puzzle is to call attention par
ticularly to fifteen different types of instruments
in this great Ultra Modern Musical Instrument
The genuine Chickering Baby Grand Player
Piano. The genuine Chickering Anniversary Grand.
The genuine Chickering Artigraphic Electric
Artist Reproducing Piano.
The genuine Chickering Tlayer Piano de Luxe,
with flexotone device.
The Kimball Orchestral Concert Grand Piano.
The Kimball Diminutive Baby Grand Tiano.
The Kimball American Home Piano.
The Kimball Player-Piano.
The Eilers Duotonal (Double Sound Board)
The Autopiano Human Touch Player-Piano.
The Bungalow Player-Piano.
The Smith & Barnes Professional Service
The old, time-honored Decker Artist Model
The exquisite Haddorff Virtuoso Piano.
Ths splendid Marshall & Wendell flexotone
These instruments comprise the world's rore
most achievements in high-grade Pianos, and are
sold only by Eilers Music House, the Nation's
foremost distributors of pianos, whose motto,
"Every transaction must be satisfactory to the
purchaser," has built up a patronage twice
greater than any other concern's.
Caution W rite plainly and adhere to the rules.
IMPORTANT Each number is to be used but
once. If unsuccessful at first, try again it ran
For the best arranged, neatest, correct and
most artistic answer, we give the prizes in order
of merit. All prize winners will be notified and
all prizes not called for within 15 days' after
closing of contest are forfeited. Use of this
paper is permitted. Only one person in a family
can enter. AH prizes in this great publicity event
will be given absolutely" free.
Neatness, arrangement, as well as accuracy,
will be considered. All answers must be the con
testant's individual work. In case of tie exact
duplicates of every prize in this contest will be
awarded, the decision of the three judges to be
final. All answers must be sent at once to Ex
position 1915, publicity department, Desk O 2 at
Eilers Music House.
Contest closes at 6 P. M, Western Union time,
on Friday, July 23. All answers brought or
mailed after that hour will be rejected.
Everyone has an equal opportunity of securing
one of the above prizes. Winners in previous
contests and employes of any Eilers Music House
Don't delay answering. Write name and ad
dress plainly on this or separate sheet of paper
and send in your solution just as quickly as
NOTICE Remember, contest closes Friday,
July 23. Don't be late. No replies considered
after that time.
Mail or bring this blank or one similar.
Which do you consider the Nation's most
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Address all answers to Desk O 2, care Eilers
Eilers Bail din 7
add SI. 000.000 to the common schools of
"Beyond tKat you could send 1.000.000
children to kindergarten at public ex
pense. You could buy the text book
for every public school, private school,
college and university In the country
and still have quarter of a million
dollars to be spent on book supplies
for public libraries in various parts
of the country.
"All this would be possible If peace
could be Insured without nialntalnins"
the little Army and Navy we now poa
sers. which is held by many to be still
Inadequate for defense."
Kallaey or 'War Theories Awerletf.
Dr. Claxton declared that the pres
ent war shows the fallacy of all the
theories that armed preparedness, com
binations of labor or capital or other
forces populsrly believed to ward off
war. The lesson of efficiency is the
greatest lesson of the war. he declared,
but he urged that the development of
efficiency education of the future
should be for constructive and not for
He predicted for America an Impor
tant place In the educational work of
the world after the close of the war.
The things happening now In Ku
rope put us under a great obllgstion
to humanity." he said. "After this war
European universities will be poor:
poor In money and poor in men. It will
be for the United States to develop
the schools and universities that will
spread their Influence over the world
in -the years to come and will work
most potently toward bringing the na
tions of the world Into closer under
standing and brotherhood."
The dinner given to Dr. Claxton was
attended by members of the city School
Board, by President Ackerman, of the
State Normal School, and by proml
ner.t representatives of the county and
of the Chamber of Commerce.
Regarding the rumor that the reports
ft his department are unfavorable to
the secondary schools of Portland. Dr.
Claxton declared yesterday that such
la not the case, and that no official
statements to that effect have been
ma!e by the department. The criticism
of Professor Cubberley, who made the
survey of Portland schools a few years
aso. Is merely touched upon in a re-i-u.ne
of school survejs which is pub
1. ::'. without official comment in the
tcport of the bureau of education.
PARK TO GET ATTENDANT
Gordon and Multnomah Kalis to Be
Kept Kree or ltubllli.
To keep the natural beauty along the
Columbia Highway near UorJon and
Multnomah Kails from being marred
by the scattering of waste paper and
the destroying of shrubbery, the city
has made arrangements to put a spe
cial policeman attendant on the high
way. A house will be erected for him
at Benson Park, near Gordon Kails.
The attendant will clear up the rub
bish and will prevent the destruction
of the natural beauty about the falls
and In Benson Park. He will be at
the park the year round.
$50,000 ESTATE DEVISED
Property Left by Jack" Matthews
to Krank Klernan.
Walter F. (Jack) Matthews left sn
estate valued at approximately $50.0u0.
according to the petition of Krank
Klernan. his executor. The petition,
together with Mr. Matthews" will, was
filed In County Clerk Coffey's office
Mr. Matthews, who for many years
was a unique political figure In Ore
gon, died at St. Vincent's Hospital
The will gives all the property to
Frank Klernan. 434 Hall street, who Is
named executor. The bequest, how
ever. Is subject to a monthly payment
of 1100 to be made to the widow, Mrs.
Minnie C. Matthews, now In San Fran
cisco. Mrs. Matthews will receive this
payment during the remainder of her
life In lieu of a dower interest in th
Tho property consists chiefly of
shares in the Morgan Land t'ompan.
of whiih Mr. Matthews was one of the
principal stockholders. The estimate
of JSu.oOO w-as made by his attorney.
T. H. Ward, and Mr. Kirrnan for the
purpose of filing the estate. They
said they did not believe the value of
the estate would exceed that amount.
The will was drawn April 14, 110.
which was about the time Mr. Mat
thews was told by physicians that h..
had not much loncer to live. It was
witnessed by T. H. Ward and J. i:
MR. JOHNSON IS HONORED
Representative Honorary -Member
of Camas Spanl-li War Veterans.
CAMAS. Waih., July IT. (Special.)
Albert Johnson. Representative In Con
gress. Uecame an honorary member of
tieneral Joseph Wheeler Camp of
I'nlted Spanish War Veterans when, he
recently visited here. He was mustered
In by the camp In recognition of his
untiring efforts in Compress and his
support of the Key bill.
Mr. Johnson is a member of the
Ixyal Iegion and a worker for all
bills for the Grand Army of the Re
public and Spanish War Veterans.
Mr. Johnson has presented to the
camp a set of colors, which will arrive
shortly after hi return to Washing
ton. D. C.
('tltlt OF HUNKS.
Mere word but poorly express my
deep gratitude and appreciation to the
many friends, ami epevial!y am I grate
ful to the Loyal Order of Moose, No. 21 :
Mount liood nodse. No. 1. Foresters of
America, and Bartenders' LciKUf, Ioch1
No. 33!. for their kindness during the
lonir illness, death and burial of my
dear husband. Thomas If. Berknett; also
am I ppreetati e of the profusion ct
besx'ttful floral offerings.
Adv. MKS. ANNA BENNETT.