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TITE SUNDAY ORFfiOXIAN, PORTT.Ain), AUGUST 1, 1915.
WOO IS GIVEN
S. Benson to Build First Unit
of East Side Structure if
Board Expends Like Sum.
OFFER QUICKLY ACCEPTED
Donator 'Explains That Ills Idea Is
'oC to Relieve Taxpaers. bat
to Provide Opportunities for
Children, Denied to Him.
B. Benson, wealthy lumberman, rood
roads enthusiast, high-minded philan
thropist and "first cltlsen or the State
of Oregon." haa added one more altru
istic act to his already lengthy lint.
Yesterday morning at a special meet
ing of the Pehool Board. In the office
NEW TRADE SCHOOL SITE AND
ABOVB SITB FOR NEW TRADE
of E. E. Coovert In the Teon building.
Mr. Benson offered to the School Board
of District No. 1 1 100,000 for the con
struction of the first unit of the trades
school buildings that are to be erected
on the East Side.
Mr. Benson's offer came as a com
plete surprise to the members of the
Tha donation was made on condition
that a like aura be raised by the board
during the year 11. to bo used In the
construction of the second unit of the
trades school building, but there will
bi no difficulty experienced In com
plying with this requirement.
Acceptance Is Prasapt.
The members of the board enthusi
astically attached their signatures to
the official acceptance.
"Greatest day In the history of edu
cation In the West. was the exclama
tion of la R Alderman. City Superin
tendent. M. a. Munly. chairman of the
board, made the speech of acceptance
In behalf of the board and derlared
that Mr. Benson's act wss "unparal
leled In tha history of education in the
city and one .of the greatest acts of
philanthropy on record In the state.
"It Is true." said Mr. Munly. "thst
the schools have been left large onu
by will, but Mr. Benson's gift Is with
Mr. Plummer also expressed himself,
saying: "I am proud to be a member of
the board on such an occasion as this."
In making the donation Mr. Benson
said that he had not had the advan
tage either of a classical or trade edu
cation when be was a boy and he was
making the gift "for the benefit of the
boys and girls of Portland and not for
the benefit of the taxpayers." Con
tinuing, ne said. "I appreciate the val
ue of an education and the knowledge
of a trade and I am glad to help the
boys snd girls get a start In the proper
Girt la Explained.
Following was the offer made by
-Members of School Board. District
No. 1 Gentlemen:
"I herewith offer to donate to your
district J 100.000 for the purpose of
building the first .unit of trades school
buildings on the site recently pur
chased by you. construction to begin
Immediately and the cost of same to be
advanced by me from time to time on
request of your board as needed for
aid purpose, on 30 days notice. In
amounts of 115.000. until the entire
f 100.000 Is expended.
"This donation Is upon the express
condition that your district will con
tract to expend at least 1100.000 dur
ing 1$1 for the construction of the
second unit of said traces school.
The site of the trades school is
from East Twelfth to East Fifteenth
streets and from East Irving to East
Glisan streets. Inclusive, with a power
plant located at East Thirteenth and
WIFE MAKES BID FOR PEACE
Cash. Fare and l"arm Concessions
Offered for Ketnrn Home.
Peace negotiations between a dis
cordant couple have begun In the ad
vertising columns of the newspapers.
Offering concessions In property, farm
products and a cash ln-enit-.tty of S100
as a basis for a treaty with the hus
band who has left her. Mrs. E. E.
Moore, of Woodland. Wash., has had
published the following notice:
"I will give my husband. Mr. E. E.
Moore. I1P0 and pay his way home and
the crops and three calves, one year
ling, one cow and half the pigs and
port of the place If he'll come home,
lis always shall have a home.
"MRS. E. E. MOORE.
BRYAN PROFITS BY VISIT
Ley-tare at Albany Reported to Have
Brought in $500.
While ax-Secretary Bryan received
no fee for hla lecture at the Helllg on
Friday night, bis trip to Oregon was
not entirely profitless.
It Is understood that he was given
S2S4 for his Chautauqua lecture at Al
bany In addition to a percentage of the
proceeds, which netted him approxi
mately tSO more. The Pacific Coast
Reewua and frotectlva Society, under
1 ;". iJ'":-. .,' ' - ,'. . - ' -M-,T'''-' '--a-iv- .,&i,.jj
the auspices of which he spoke on Fri
day n!g-nt. paid only his personal ex
penses In Portland.
The entire receipts at the Helllg were
ftlO.76. The expenses; Including; Mr.
Bryan's expenses, rent of the theater,
orchestra, advertising- and all were
tZ32.:i. An aggregate of 1S7.S0 had to
he deducted also for complimentary
This leaves a net profit of $(31 for
the society. The money will be used
In the work at the Albertlna Kerr Nur
sery . Home, the Portland Commons
Prison Lrarue, tha Louise Home for
Girls and the Portland Commons Home.
11 of which are conducted by this or
JEWELERS' HEAD IN CITY
T. Combs, or . Omaha, Comes for
T. Combs, of Omaha. Neb., president
of the American Retail ' Jewelers' As
sociation, arrived In Portland last
night. He Is accompanied by Colonel
John L. Shepherd, of New York, one of
the best-known men In the jewelry
business. Both' are here to attend the
annual convention of the Oregon. Retail
Jewelers Association that convenes In
this city August . They arrived early
with a view to visiting the Columtfia
Highway, polnta In the Willamette Val
ley and cities In Washington.
This Is the eighth annual convention
of the Oregon retail Jewelers, and the
prsldent. L K. Staples, predicts a record
attendance. There are between 140 and
ISO members in the state organization:
All retail jewelers In the state who are
PORTLAND CITIZEN WHO YESTERDAY GAVE $100,000 TOWARD
FURTHERANCE Or SLUOUU.
SCHOOL. RAST TWELFTH TO F.AST
IRVING TO EAST OLI9A.V STREETS.
exclusive jewelry dealers are eligible
to membership. It la the statement of
Mr. Staples that ona of the greatest
purposes of the organisation is the
establishment of the highest principles
smong retail jewelers so that the public
will be sure of the quality of the
goods hsndled by any member of It.
On the programme for the first day
are addresses by Mr. Combs, Colonel
Shepherd. "The Jewelers' friend." and
XV. F. Woodward, of the firm of
Woodard. Clarke Co. ,
Auditor Has Narrow Escape.
f 1-II T A fx I 11.' K Ti.lv 1 fKn at
eial.) County Auditor Blanche Heron
had a narrow escape irora senous in
jury or death yesterday. Miss Heron
was engaged in burning old election
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an Inking pad and Miss Heron decided
. ..... ,h.m Whan ih. r.rhH tn
take the pad from the bag containing
tne fusel jsiana returns sw puifooiru
box fell to pieces and 3 .44 cartridges
.n . h mi- in.r.iif tit Into the
stove. How these came to be sent is a
A description or Tlfls says thst TO Isn
liucn are spoken there. The many races
mln!. but show no ilrni of combining.
The Csar of RuMla is said to refer to this
plac aa a "pearl of the Russian cro-n."
ENGRAVED COUNCIL RESOLUTION IS PREPARED FOR S.
S v XT s... it. - s
ARTISTICALLY PENNED DOCUMENT THANKINO DONOR FOR
BENSON PARK PROPERTY.
An artistically engraved copy of a resolution adopted by the
City Council thanking S. Benson for the gift to the city of Benson
Park, surrounding Gordon Falls, haa been prepared and will be framed
and presented to Mr. Benson. The resolution waa signed up yes
terday by members of the Council and City Auditor Barbur. The
gift of the park property was made In June, at which time the reso
lution waa adopted. J A. Wesco wss engaged to engrave a copy
of the resolution to present to Mr. Benson. The entire resolution
waa written by Mr. Wesco. ,
TRIP INTO MEXICO
Colonel Hofer Describes Inva
sion of Land of Ruins
OLD MISSIONS ARE VISITED
Spirit of Reverence) and Awe
Sweeps OTer Party at Place)
Where First Indians Became
Christians and Flag Raised.
BT COLONEL. E. HOFER.
BAN DIEOO, CaL, July Si. (Special.)
Te San Diego via Riverside and the
foothill route. 170 miles, and back by
the coast route, ISO miles, is prob
ably the finest piece of National mo
toring In the United States. To Rlver-
FIFTEENTH STREET. FROM EAST
side, the original home of the seedless
navel orange, 60 miles of citrus or
chards, suburban towns and beautiful
homes. Is a straight easterly drive to
wards the San Bernardino Mountains,
glittering In the brilliant sunshine.
At Riverside are still these parent
trees, preserved as almost sacred,
priceless relics of human enterprise.
From Riverside we follow the Santa Fe
Railroad In concrete roadways via Fer
ris and Marietta. Along these concrete
foundations are deliveries of finely
crushed material to construct the bl
We passed all one forenoon riding
over the valleys leading to the great
mountain range to the south and then
crossed over a ridge of hills to Temecu
lo. There were abundant Spring rains
snd fine grain crops hsve been har
vested. There Is natural road material in
this region, and what the secretary of
the Southern California Automobile
Club Informed us, the finest dirt roads
In the United States are those between
Los Angeles and San Diego, proved
ITeavea for Motoriag Ho and.
Los Angeles is the veritable heaven
on earth of the automoblllst, Sunday
morning we drove to Santa Monica
Beach from Pasadena via Hollywood,
40 miles of regular silk-finish pave-
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II I' I j ISSSIs S) VHsfSBSkS
ment 30 to 90 feet wide and thronged
with such wealth of motor-driven ve
hicles as the world did not dream of 20
years, ago. The parade of luxurious
cars cannot be surpassed In any Amer
ican or foreign city. Here are cars of
all colors and from all states in the
Union. Thousands of cars are shipped
here by their owners from the Esst
and are never driven off the - pave
ments. Many carry colored chauffeurs, and
some Japanese. The colored driver of
the auto is the legitimate successor of
the Pullman porter and dining car
man. Motor cars at the beaches or on
Washington and Wiltshire boulevards
are surely not to be numbered. These
streets and Pasadena avenue to Long
Beach, and the new boulevard through
Topango Canyon are driven over by
thousands of cars daily and at speed
practically without limit. Of course
reckless drivers are arrested, but the
actual practice Is to penalise the snail.
A friend who represents the Apperson
branch at Los Angeles took us out. and
to ssy that there were no snails on
Flgueroa avenue out towards the ex
position park is putting It mild.
Sceale Rides Are Kusaerous,
Los Angeles and San Diego both have
wonderful inviting possibilities for mo
toring. They are- in the same class
with Portland In affording opportunity
for long reaches of avenues and bou
levards, and at the same time plenty of
chances for scenic highways. But the
California towns have made more hay
In these meadows than Portland.
Forty miles out from San Diego the
Camina Real is paved, but by the inland
route we travel a fine, well-graded
highway. Before reaching Escandido
there are routes across to Oceanslde,
and thence Into the bluest bay In the
world by the seashore pavement.
The last .20 miles into the Harbor
of the Sun are over gracious grades and
grow in interest as the last canyon
rises from the riverbed at the head
of the bay and come down Univer
sity avenue to the hotel section. Alter
dinner we motored out to Point Loma,
headquarters of the International
Theosophlcal Association. It is a night
ride of magical effects. ,
At Los Angeles we begin to realize
Mexico. One whole city park is given
up to Mexicans. From this on south
we pass Mexicans every few miles on
horseback and pass adobe houses and
even snug modern bungalows occupied
by our brown-skinned neighbors to
the south of us.
Monoplane Sails Overhead.
As we toured out of San Diego for
Mexico a monoplane sailed over us
headed out for the Pacific It is a sport
that has become quite the rage of these
southern cities. There is a Govern
ment aviation station at San Diego.
Los Angeles air fiends fly from their
homes in the suburbs to take dinner at
their country clubs. Their last trip is
always made in an ambulance or a
hearse. It is also safe and a favorite
way of touring into Mexico.
To Tiajuana we go south 16 miles
through National City to the boundaries
of the land of sentiment, mystery and
Intrigue, which had wealth and clvlllza
tlon when the Jamestown colonists
lived In mud-plastered huts. Tiajuana
la advertised as a Mexican Monte
Carlo, has bullfights every week In
the year, and the Mayor, who welcomed
us. was dressed as a toreador.
The drive down the coast through the
lemon groves Is delightful. Wo had
left the airship far behind. Point Loma
was a blue line far to the north as
iwe crossed the line into Mexico. Ahead
was the mescal, the faro tables; customs
officials and the land of revolution. We
passed a big motorcar loaded with col
ored men going to the Tiajuana county
.On one side of the line wave the Stars
and Stripes snd the rural mall carrier
plods over his route. The fields are
planted with American spineless cac
tus. Across the line ail the cactus has
spines. On one side fine highways
are building. Right alongside is the
ragged edge of a ragged republic. Of
course. It Is largely sentiment and
imagination, but the country looks dif
ferent immediately you cross the Mex
Fort Is BnlH of Brick.
We leave our only protection, an un
loaded Smith & Wesson, In the hands
of the American customs officer, pass
the Mexican officials and we are under
Villa, Carransa, Huerta, Angelus. or
the subprefecto polltica. or whoever
may be the president pro tempore of
the republic The name, of Porflrio
Dias is still over the Mexican customs
office. The town on the American side
Is San Ysidro.
Fuerte (fort) Tiajuana is built of
brick and has a garrison of one ragged
company. They seem to be happy and
well fed. sleepy looking lads, but a
doggged persistence sticks out all over
them. The military band plays at the
fair, and is the principal attraction.
Poor as they are and distressful as
their condition may be under revolu
tion, one gets the feeling that this is
their country ahd that they cannot help
but love it as their own. and that the
United States has no business under
any circumstances to take it away from
them, or that they would ever tolerate
The Monte Carlo department of
Tiajuana is confined to a long, low
building, and is run by some low
browed Americans, one hailing from
Portland. Or., whose family name he
did not want mentioned, although some
of them are in the printing business.
As is usual in. such places, the games
are run by a syndicate. To see women
stand up to a faro table, a chuck-luck
game, or throw dice for money, or Dlay
21 or the. roulette game for hard coin
was a new sensation. But they played
tne games with a zest and they were
Americans. This only proves that the
most Intelligent and prudent represen
tatives of the fair sex cannot be trusted
not to gamble.
Gnlde at 81 Hour Declined.
For a party of Americans to enter a
fortified city of a country at war with
out passports would be an unheard-of
undertaking in Europe. But we even
declined the offers of guides to show us
through at 11 an hour.
This time gives one a general con
cept, but one has no time to study
the botanical gardens, the experimen
tal farms, tea culture and manv other
special features peculiar to Southern
The decorative effects are Intensely
Spanish, a combination of the Italian
renaissance, overloaded with the con
cept of opulence, the manifestation of
material . development, the abundance
of wealth following the Spanish discov
eries. This art concept pervades the
The endless arcades are an orange
pink, and looking through them the
courts have a warm violet atmospheric
tinting. The buildings are topped with
copper-red cornices, a triple tier of
decorations in Moorish effects of the
richest Isabellan period. Ancient Amer
ican art is made prominent in the Cal
Buildings Show Forelsa Ideas.
The ancient temples of Central Amer
ica and monuments and tablets of pre-
Christian civilization show distinct
traces of Hindoo, Persian and Egyptian
ideas and symbols.
There are beautiful symbolic pictures
tn the theosophlcal headquarters, be
fore reaching the Art building. The
first art gallery has rude tile floors,
enormous spaces with a single row of
pictures on each side, dominated - by
collections by Childe. Hassam and Rob
ert Henri. Americana The whole en
semble is so artistic that a mere arbi
trary collection of paintings Is mini
mized in effect, as one wanders through
the cloistered arcades, cooled on each
side by thickets of flowering shrubs
and plantations of evergreens. The real
art collections are the decorative pot
tery in the Archaeological building,
where the Indigenous arts produced by
the native Americans are found. This
Is the srt of prehlstorlo civilization,
'the artistic achievement up to the point
where the white man stepped in. arrest
ed and destroyed the art tendency that
was leading up to higher expressions
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IT2 ra 'nee
that might have resulted In Parthe-
nons and Pyramids.
Around tne neaa oi tne Day, psi
mission ruins at Oldtown, past the first
palm tree planted In California by
Father Junipero Serra in 1769, past
Ramona's mafriage place, the old home
of the Spanish governor, and past, the
big cross where the California Mission
Here Calrlllo named the Indian vil
lage Sunnoy, In 1542. and here stands
the cross Duiit oy rra j unniciu
u rn,,nHot thn first mission July 16,
mca hnMin. the first Christian
' a k.niiiin.r th first Indians.
and here Colonel Fremont first raised
the American flag.
We drove our motorcar up the steep
vm ....... tri--n-n with hloom. to the foot
of the cross and stood in awe and
reverence at the cradle or cnrisuamw
and civilization on the Pacific Coast,
antedating the landing of the Puritans
by 80 years.
Trees cover aiocs vi
tnnrist who rushes in
i ... -n .lafirlr. nr motorcar is not
much impressed with the eights or the
facts. Ha has all the results of the five
centuries of achievement, and the un
imaginative New Englander often sus
pects that Father Junipero Serra really
came up from Mexico with some deep.
traitorous design in his heart against
our country. The Camina Real winds
up the coast past La Jolla (pronounced
La Hoya). a prosperous Summer resort
on a rocky promontory, dedicated to
the Lady of the Mist.
The finely graaea roaa. is
with trees on both sides, protected with
two stakes and wire netting. At in
tervals are standpipes to water the
-. i. ii 4. 4. .lir- And to SUDUly
u huiMfno. thA hard-surface.
ffaicr w nii
These Californians have promethean
foresight for future roaa uevempuioui.
Twenty miles north of San Diego we
a f nJarp's built down
on the ocean beach, with the sea wall
for the west slope of tne grade ana iu.
surf beating against the completed
highway. Parties go 20 miles in their
dressed in bathing suits for- a
dip In the surf.
Beach Ride One of Splenoor.
The run along the beach for 70 miles
. nn nr mreat sDlendor. The wide
blue expanse of the Pacific, the, ame
thyst sky, the white lines of surf often
-i.ivi. on miiaa ahead, the railroad
alongside, the bracing breeze off the
salt water, the sun-warmed air, groves
of cypress and eucalyptus, towns with
palm-lined streets, old churches and
modern villas, made a wonderful com
posite appeal to tne senses, jx. a
, . i tAnaiM nf pnlnr. motion.
scenery and enjoyment handed over
to us by nature, in mveiinuu ui .
motorcar and the good roads cam
San Juan ae uapesnauu imooiuu,
midway between San Diego 'and Los
i i .. mmt extensive and
magnificent of the ruins on the coast.
Its great tower, ricn in uuo
fell during an earthquake in 1812 and
i km. r.ntnr.H . The orteinal
adobe walls are now only low mounds.
but show tne outlines ano isi.uudui
fv.. ninn. Small Darts of the great
quadrangle are habitable.
One iOW room waa uobu .
Instruct .classes of Mexican children
in religion. The work was being done
i iiinmiicrhrnlTioi manner hv - a
young Irish secular priest. The old
patois, or enclosed garden, was sur
rounded Dy an arcauc. juuolijt iu i u.uo,
v... . An wn allies standing with its
re tiles covered with ivy. Here the
padres walked for exercise in seciuaiou
i j . an nf trnniral flowers and
1U1U R " " - r
lrults protected from foes human, as
well as the heat of the sun or the
rains in winter, out me giory oi
the garden is gone, let us hope not
T-.. i . aa miles are from walnuts to
wine, from orange- to pomegranates,
through- Santa Anna, Anaheim. Whit-
tier. Alharobra, .. Pasadena to Los
ON AUTOMOBILE TOUR THROUGH
P?6io. c'e7e: ?fjFcfciCc?6ongtz-
CONVICT SHIP IS DUE
Historic Vessel Success Will
Be On Exhibit Here. ,
CRUEL DEVICES DISPLAYED
Inhuman Punishment Meted Out to
English Prisoners More Than 100
Years Ago Vill Be Demon
strated on Board- Ship.
Bv manv years the oldest ship afloat,
and one that teems with history of a
time when the English penal laws were
declared. to be a black disgrace to civ
iitlnn 'will arrive tn the lower Port
land harbor late this afternoon. It Is
the convict ship Success, and it comes
from San Francisco for a three weeks'
stay, during which time the public will
be invited to board it and learn the
details of criminal punishment of more
than a century ago. ,
The Success was launcnea in muui-
I -D-tM.h Tnrlia In 1790. She WSS
designed and first used as an armed
merchantman and for iz years iraua
ported Oriental luxuries from the re
i A . v. n c .imn to. all narts of
the world. In 1802 the Success was
chartered by the British uovernmeni
to transport the overflow of criminals
t i?nii.h tn Australia.. She
served as a criminal transport until
1861, when she was permanenny em
tioned at Hobson's Bay, Australia, as
a receiving prison.
. The brutal treatment accorded pris
oners aboard the Success led almost to
a revolt by the Australians against the
it- 1 1 u r.opommnt nnd she was then
used as a women's prison and later as
a reformatory ship and an ammunition
store. The Suecess Decame an wm
bition ship in 1890.
The Success is massively duuiui
Captain D. H. Smith, of the Con
vict' Ship BDCceaa. 'the Oldest
ship Afloat, That Will Arrive
In Portland This Afternoon.
solid Burman teak, and the teak panel
carvings that were part of the original
ornamentation of the ship, are still in
a state of perfect preservation. . The
original mainmast, also of teak. Is
as sound as ever, although it bears tho
indent of a cannon ball fired by a ter
rified coast guard of Calcutta. The
pumps with which the Success was first
equipped are also in good working
All the devices for torture that
could be conjured by a vindictive mind
are exhibits on board the ship. The
branding room, where the prisoners
were branded with the "broad arrow,"
a sign of English ownership; the leg
irons, that weigh from 7 to 56 pounds;
the spiked collar, the flogging frames,
the original cat-o'-nine-tails and ta
"iron maiden"; all these were used on
board this "ocean hell" to subject re
fractory prisoners whose offenses
ranged from the stealing of a two
penny pork pie to the most brutal mur
ders. A great many of England's most
notorious criminals did "transporta
tion" time on the Success. The famous
"Six men of Dorset" were prisoners for
years within her darkened cells.
Atlantic Voyage Strenuous.
The Success came to this country In
1912. When it was announced that the
vessel would cross the Atlantic unac
companied by a tug or steamer, tho
feat was declared impossible. Because
of the ship's1 age Lloyds refused Insur
ance and the British Government re-fused-lo
give the commander clearance.
However, she set sail from England on
the same day that the Titanic did, and
after 96 days of battling arrived in
Boston harbor with a half-starved
The Success is in command of Its
owner. Captain D. H. Smith, who has
been with the vessel for eight years.
Captain Smith, before taking charpe of
the vessel was an officer in the Eng
FIREMAN'S DEATH DOUBTED
Astoria Xow Believes K. V. Pasta w
Has Fled City.
ASTORIA, Or., July 31. No further
Information has been obtained on the
mysterious disappearance of Edward
W. Pastaw, fireman on the steamer
Nabcotta, missing since early Tuesday
Chief of Police Houghton yesterday
received an answer to his wireless to
the United States ship Albany. Inquir
ing if Pastaw was aboard that vessel,
as some people believed. Commander
Alexander replied: "Ship searched and
crew carefully mustered. No trace of
The belief that Pastaw is not in the
Columbia River is growing.
.Tha fact that the man Is reported to
nave borrowed a considerable sum of
money leads the officers to believe
that he has skipped.
NATIVE OF LINN PASSES
Mrs. Ana McKune Is Survived by
Son, Brothers and Sisters.
ALBANY. Or., July 31. (Special.)
Mrs. Anna M. McCune, a native of
Linn County, died Friday night at her
home near Shedds, at the age -of 61
years. The funeral was held today
from the United Presbyterian Church
at Shedds. of which she was a mem
ber. Mrs. McCune is survived by one son,
Kenneth McCune, of Shedds. She also
leaves two brothers, W. D. McCormick
and Nevin McCormick. both of Shedds,
and three sisters: Mrs. J. Davis, of
Shedds; Mrs. Couey. of Shedds, and
Mis, E. J, Thrift, of Mosier, Or.