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About The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current | View Entire Issue (Oct. 31, 1915)
SHIR OF CITY
SALYATIOX.ARMY LEADER WHO IS DUE IN PORTLAND FRIDAY.
This Mammoth Stock of Housefurnishings
Is Adapted to the Needs of All Classes!
Trading with this firm should be a pleasure to careful and particular buyers of all household necessities. Here you will
find the richest and most luxurious furniture, draperies, carpets, rugs, etc., or the most moderately-priced goods suitable
to people of small or moderate means. It matters not how much money you have to spend you will find it has greater
WORKERS IS LIKELY
About 75 Regular Employes
' and Nearly 40 Temporary
Men Face Dismissal.
purcnasing power nere man eisewnere. 11 you aon i una wnai you want in mis ad, we have it, a
and the quality and price
will please you.
THE SUNDAY OBEGOJiTAUV FORTTiAXD, OCTOBER 31, 1915.
STREET CLEANERS ARE HIT
Owing to Rnle of Last to Come Be
ing First to Go Prediction, Is
That Transfers Will Be Made
Tfo fewer than 75 regular city jobs
and half es many more temporary la
bor positions will fall into the discard
December 1 reducing the city's payroll
for next year between $75,000 and
$100,000 and causing a general ehakeup
of employee throughout the city serv
ice, unless the City Council has a sud
den change of heart -in the matter of
ih-r.uttinir in the 1916 budget- That
number of jobs already have been cut
out and the worK is still incomplete.
t io rt nfiRHlble to ascertain the
exact number as yet owing: to the fact
that a lump sum ot 4z,uuu in Bamnc
was cut off Commissioner Dieck's de
partment, which means that a long list
of employes will have to go. The civil
eervlce rule requiring the laying off
r tiennla nn the basis of juniority in
service will mean probably that the
public works employes will be trans
ferred In many instances to other city
departments, taking the places of em
ployes doing elmilar work, who have
not been in the service as Ions as the
public works men and women. An ex
tensive municipal sha-keup is in the
air as a result of this situation.
Street Cleaners Cut Heaviest.
The definite cuts of positions now
filled total 53. Thirty-five of these are
street cleaners, seven policemen, one
health clerk, four Bchool medical In
spectors, one school nuree. one assist
ant water engineer, one water station
ary engineer, two sanitary and market
inspectors, one employe in the purchas
ing department. In addition large cuts
of labor forces have been made in all
departments and a. list of other regu
lar positions are held in the balance.
The total difference in the city's pay
roll next year will be probably be
tween $75,000 and $100,000 if everything
goes as proposed. Should the Council
whack off all positions now questioned
and others which are to be attacked
the total amount cut for next year in
salaries probably will exceed $100,000.
This total does not include the amounts
cut from proposed new positions and
positions which are vacant at the pres
Seven Policemen to Love Jobs.
In the police bureau the number of
men now working who will be dropped
will be seven. They will be the last
seven men appointed and include "Big"
Tim Healy, who was given a position
recently as a reward for his gallant
service in capturing burglars in the
Heights, on the West Side. Mr. Healy
was shot during the encounter and
was in the hospital for several months.
The list of seven lAst positions in the
police bureau are filled by Patrolmen
C E. Staton.-. G. E. Richards. C W.
nark, .O. A. -Powell. Earl L. Keyson, i.
J. Korkan and T. J. Healy.
There is some little interest being
taken at the City Hall in the propo
sition of why the majority of the
Council, which has gone down the line
for cuts, provided for the trimming out
of the police budget only nine men
instead of. 10, as originally planned.
Two of the nine positions are vacant,
leaving but seven men actually to be
cut out. This takes out the list of last
patrolmen appointed up to H. W.
AVright. a close personal friend of
Commissioner Bigolow. To have made
the cut 10 men, as originally planned,
would have taken Mr. Wright with the
Street Cleaner Married Men.
The names of the 35 men to be
diopej from the stret-cleantng bu
reau have not been ascertained as yet.
They will, however, be the last 35 men
appointed. These men have been em
ployed in street-cleaning work at $3 a
i-hil't of ciffht hours. The majority of
thfrn, it is said, have families.
The four school inspectors to be
dropped are Dre. John Q. Abele, S. J.
Payne. W. T. Stout and J. I. Manion,
smd the school nurse is Bertha Squires.
.Inst which of the sanitary and market
Inspectors will be dropped is a ques
tion. Two have been cut out. but City
Health Officer Marcellns said yester
rlay he did not know who they would
e. One of the last two appointed is
Market Inspector Melton, who is said
y rr. Marcellus to-be doing work that
1s attracting city-wide notice. One of
two young women clerks in the health
bureau also must go. Both have de
lnlrr-llrpurtmcnt Shift Likely.
Just who will be let out in the pub
lic works department Is not certain
yet, but big cuts must be made. It is
likely that the changes here will mean
a general shakeup of the entire city
service. The civil eervice rule is that
employes shall be let out on the basis
of juniority, the last appointed to be
the first to go. There are many em
ployes in the public works department
who have been in the service longer
than employes doing similar work in
other departments. It i expected these
public works people will take the
places of employes in other depart
ments. There is much uneasiness over
the prospects- of the general shakeup,
The work of trimming the 1916
budget is still under way. The next
meeting will be held tomorrow at 3
o'clock. So far the budget has been
trimmed down to the point where a
tax levy of S.9 mills will suffice. This
means $S.90 taxes for municipal pur
poses on each $1000 of assessed valua
tion as compared with $7.50 for the
present year. The budget now is down
AMATEURS TRY IN ACTS
Pacific University Class Forming at
That there are some promising ama
teur dramatic Btars in Portland was
demonstrated at the Portland Public
Library Friday night in the class in
practical dramatics conducted by Pro
lessor Harrington, of Pacific Univer
Nearly 200 people packed room A to
its capacity and eagerly watched the
Problems ranging from comedy "to
drama were worked out, with parties
lar attention to pantomimic expres
sion. Special emphasis also was placed
upon the conventionalities of platform
deportment and the fundamentals o
At the conclusion of the work the
class was divided into groups and as
signed situations for presentation on
next Friday evening, in such plays as
"Sunset," by Jerome K. Jerome, and
"The Land of Heart's Desire," by Will
iam uuuer leata.
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S; SSJt; 'f.O'pi-r Jff&y VSZ
EVA BOOTH COMING
Leader of Salvation Army in
States Due Friday.
WELCOME TO BE ACCORDED
Post of Commander Is Won From
Ranks, Various Positions Entail
ing More - Responsibility " Be
ing Held In Succession.
Commander Eva Booth, leader of the
Salvation- Army in the United States
for 10 years, will arrive in Portland
from San Francisco next Friday morn
ing. She will speak at the White Tem
ple, Twelfth and Taylor streets, at
8 o'clock that night on "My Life Work."
Miss Booth is making her annual
trip of inspection of Salvation Army
headquarters in the west, fane is ac
companied by Brigadier Richard Grif
fiths,' of New. York. While in Port
land she will stay at the Seward
Staff Captain J. W. Andrews, dis
trict officer for social affairs in Ore
gon and Eastern Washington, and
Colonel Thomas Scott, of Seattle, will
meet Miss Both at the Union Depot,
where she is due to arrive at 7:20
o'clock Friday morning. Miss Booth
will leave for Seattle Saturday morning.
v The fourth daughter of the late Gen
eral William Booth, founder of the
Salvation Army, Miss Booth has been
engaged in Salvation Army work all
her life. Her first public speech was
made on a chair in an open-air meet
ing in one of the darkest slums of
While in her teens she worked with
her sister, the late Consul Booth-
Tucker, then Miss Kmma $ootn, wno
was in charge of the first training
home of the organization.
Although the daughter of General
Booth, Commander Booth has risen to
her present position from the ranks.
She has held each title successively,
from sergeant to commander. Her
first appointment was to a large corps
which was assailed by a storm of
abuse and opposition,- which not only
threatened the existence of the Sal
vation Army, but even the lives of
its adherents in that quarter. Every
other house In the street in which the
officers lived was a den of infamy.
Captain Booth's first announcement
was that she would be her own police
man. For some time toughs had been
in possession . of . the hall where the
army held its meetings, despite the
efforts of the police, but what the
law could not do Miss Booth accom
plished unaided. Within a few week
she had worked a veritable revolution
in the district and had won the respect
and affection of the whole gang.
Her last appointment in. England was
as commander of the London Prov
ince and principal of the International
Training Home, in which dual posi
tion she had about 21,000 Salvation
Army soldiers. 600 officers and 300
cadets under her control.
From there she received orders for
Canada. After eight years of service
there she became commander of the
Salvation Army in the Lnited States.
SELLWOOD DISPLAY HELD
rose: and floral clib holds
FIRST PIUL1C JIEETISG.
Alfred Tucker Commends Efforts to
Beautify Dlntrlcts in Interests
of Row Festival.
With an address by Alfred Tucker,
of the Portland Rose Society, and an
excellent display of roses and dahlias
made by the women of Seliwood, the
Sellwood Rose and Floral Club held its
first publio meeting Friday night in
the Sellwood Young Men's Christian
Mrs. "Harriet C Hendee presided, and
outlined the purpose of the organiza
tion, which is to make the suburb of
Sellwood the rose and flower garden
of Portland and to assist in making
the floral display of the annual Rose
Festival better than ever. One object,
she said, is to increase the scope of
Mr. Tucker commended the efforts of
the people of Sellwood to grow high
class roses and dahlias, as it meant
much to the annual Rose Festival. Cap
tain J. O. Perry gave several readings
from the poems of James Whitcomb
Riley. Miss Effie Pennick and Gilbert
Charters rendered solos.
The display of roses, dahlias and
other flowers made in the adjoining
rooms by the women of Sellwood at
tracted much attention and elicited
much favorable comment.
It was voted to hold meetings once
a month to hear lectures from experts
and to promote the growth of out-of-
door flowers of all kinds in the door-
yards of the suburb of Sellwood. A
number of new members joined the
ALL STUDENTSKEEP BUSY
Jobs Being Found for High School
Attendants at Monmouth.
MONMOUTH, Or., Oct. 30. (Special.)
The total abolition of idleness among
high school pupils in this city is the
keynote of the students' meetings held
this year to devise means to keep busy.
A preliminary survey among the stu
dents determined the courses to be in
stalled this Fall, and commercial sub
jects in nearly every case were the
students' choice. An employment bu
reau will procure odd and regular jobs
during the year, and when the planting
season opens in the Spring industrial
club work for prizes' Is to be adopted.
, .Nearly every member of last year s
graduating class is completing his
training in one of Oregon s higher in
stitutions of learning this year.
County Agriculturist Advocated.
ROSEBURG. Or.. Oct. 30 (Special.)
-The proposition to employ a county
agriculturist is being advocated by the
County Grange, and it is said the Coun
ty Court will be asked to employ such
an official in the near future. The
employment of an agriculturist here
would necessitate an appropriation of
$1800 by the County Court. A similar
sum would be forthcoming from the
Fire Patrol Costs Cent an Acre.
ROSEBURG, Or., Oct. 30. (Special.)
Reports of the officers of the Doug
las County Fire Patrol Association in
dicate that the cost of patroiing the
timber or this section during the past
season cost the owners of timber as
little as 1 cent an acre. There were
a number of forest fires during the
past Summer, but none of them re
WOMAS WHO CAME HERE: IN
EARLY DAYS IS BURIED.
Commissioner Caldwell Believes-Rest
of Board Is In Accordance With
Him Over Discharging Water
Mrs. Seblna O. -
Funeral services of
Mrs. Sebina O. Gaston. 652 V8
road. October 23, were held Tu
dav afternoon from Finley's un-
dertaking parlors.- Rev. E. B.
Gray officiated, assisted by 'Rev.
C. W. Wells. She was buried by
the side of her husband, Wilson
L. Gaston, at Greenwood Ceme
tery. The pallbearers were: Charles
Sims, Walter Wallace, Arthur
Bowman, John Jeffcott and
Mrs. Gaston came to Oregon in
the early days. She was for many
years a member of the Mount
Zion Congregational Church.
Surviving children are two
sons, Joseph S. and Douglas W.
Gaston; and three daughters, Mrs.
Anna G. Patton, Mrs. Retta G.
Clark and Mrs. Mary W. York.
Grandchildren are Ralph L. Pat
ton. Beatrice M. Clark. Olive J.
Gaston and Irene S. Gaston.
We carry the largest and most varied assortment of this mag
nificent furniture to be found anywhere on the Pacific Coast.
The styles shown by us represent different periods, combining
great beauty in design with absolute comfort. The stiffness
so prevalent in other lines has been eliminated, giving it an
added charm to lovers of beautiful and at the same time rest
ful homes. Your inspection will bcappreciated. When desired,
we make Davenports to your order.
Body Brussels Carpet Sale
We will continue this week oar great offer on Superior Body
Brussels Carpet from the leading manufacturers in the
United States. This is your opportunity, so don't miss it.
Regular price $2.00 this week sewed, laid and C 1 AC
lined the yard . , . ...J 1 ,iO
yxiz aize . .
This is a STtlendid HRRnrtmAnf. rf Onontal emnll M..iM
- i" . v v. OlUOll cxicvlo
The variety of designs is unsurpassed and these Bugs are
usually sold at from $25.00 to $30.00.
Axminster Bugs, 36-inch, in endless variety of (
patterns. Beg. price $4.50 to $5.00. This week. ,S"OvJ
Point Lace Curtains
These are all new and strictly modern designs, yet they must
be closed out promptly. Our policy is to make goods move,
hence this slashing of prices:
Regular $3.50, now, the pair $2.45
Regular $3.75, now, the pair $2.65
Regular $4.50, now, the pair . . ..... .$3.25
Regular $6.00, now, the pair Sj4.20
Regular $7.50. now, the pair. .......$5.45
Regular $8.00, now, the pair., $5.75
Regular $9.00, now, the pair... $7.10
Regular $10.00, now, the pair $7.25
Great reductions "in short lengths in Velours and Tapestries.
Have You Seen
the Wonder the
The range that will put sunshine into
your kitchen the busiest, darkest day
in the year. The "Garland Combina
tion' will lighten your work, save you
money and give you more real comfort
in your kitc'aen than you eve!. dreamed
possible. It burns both coal and gas
two stoves iu one. You really must
see this range to appreciate it.
A Complete Clean-Up of
Sample Iron Beds
Second and Morrison-Street Store
These Beds are first class in every respect. We are about
to receive a new line throughout and our present stock must
be Eold regardless of profit.
$5.75 Continuous-post Iron Beds $2.05
$7.50 Fancy Pattern, Vernis Martin finish $4.85
$8.00 Extra heavy Bed, Vernis Martin finish $3.85
$9.00 Heavy White Enameled Bed $5 85
S9.50 Fancy Beds $5.65
$15.00 Bed, 2-inch continuous post, a supported spring, a 50
lb high-grade, felted-cotton, combination mattress and
fancy art tick entire outfit $9.95
Dining Chairs, Extension Tables and Buffets at Surprising
Discounts this week.
enry Jenning & Sons
Fifth and Washington
Also Second and Morrison
SYSTEM STAB VITAL
Civil Service Employe's Dis
missal Being Investigated.
RIGHTS BIG ISSUE IN CASE
t-. i-j-ir.r that the case looks to him
like "the biggest stab in the back mu
nicipal civil service has had," Municipal
rti : i c- -t .... nAmmtfiiiinner Caldwell
yesterday started an investigation of
the dismissal in vjomiuisoiuuci ""j
water bureau ot Marcus F. McManus, a
Mr. Caldwell says from what he has
been" able to find out it is a case of a
man being niscnargea Because ue
dared to stand up for his rights."
stenographer and received an appoint-
. A 1 . nmnlnVA T 1- MfV..V
it is charged, took an examination for
tne posiLlon ol aauressuBruiiu upci
- . .1 -nr-a " nni-tpH
Soon afterward, the charges say, Mr.
McNary was assigned to work not in
line with addressograph operation, and
dir. iticjianus wds put iu wul& un nie
addressograph. Inasmuch as the ad-
nressoKrapn jtio was lensr in impur-
In all the latest weaves and col
orings. Tailored to please. We
will make you an overcoat for $20
that cannot be equaled - by any
other tailor in the world. Com
tance and carried less pay, Mr. Mc
Manus protested. -
Complaint Brings DlsoliarKe.
It is declared that he complained to
Civil Service Commissioner Caldwell,
and that Mr. Caldwell told him the
civil service provisions of the charter
were being violated by the transfer
of the work in this way.
Mr. McManus charges that on Sat
urday, October 2, after having inter
viewed Mr. Caldwell, he reported back
for work as usual and was notified
orally by Water Superintendent Kaiser
in the presenec of Chief Clerk Chess
man that because he had complained
to Mr. Caldwell he had been laid oft.
Again he says he went to Mr. Caldwell
and told him what had happened. Mr.
Caldwell instructed him to report for
work on the following Monday and de
mand employment j in the position of
Investigation Is Started.
Mr. McManus charges that he did as
advised, and upon reporting was hand
ed a letter signed by Mr. Kaiser no
tifying him of his dismissal "for un
Mr. Caldwell has started an investi
gation. He says from what he has
been able to learn of the case it is a
strict violation of civil service law.
"It is purely a case of Bring a man
because he dared stand up for his
rights," said Mr. Caldwell. "I Intend
to go into this case thoroughly, and I
believe the rest of the Civil Service
Board will be with me."
WAR WAGED ON -GOPHERS
On One Folk County Farm 3800 Are
MONMOUTH. Or., Oct. 30. (Special.)
Polk County farmers have opened a
war on gophers. Already thousands
have been trapped. Twenty-five cents
a head is the price paid by all to trap
pers, who make regular routes over the
field twice every day. On the Kiddell
farm, west of this city, Millard Mc
Caleb, a resident of Monmouth, has
trapped .3800. netting him 950. He
caught as many as 30 on some days,
and now has traps strung over the
fields of the 1500-acre farm.
On the 1200-acre farm of John K.
Stump. "Warren Neal, a veteran of the
Civil War. has cauprht hundreds and is
working but a few hours each dav.
The smaller farms have suffered from
the "run" on the pests, &s many were
driven from the large farms.
POLK INSTITUTE CLOSES
Recept ion Given Teucher s I s We 1 1
Attended and Programme Lively.
DALLAS, Or Oct. 30. (Special.)
The Teachers Annual Institute for
Polk County was held here this week.
Every teacher in the county was in
attendance, there belncr more than 150.
The reception given by the Dallas
teachers to the visiting: teachers on
Wednesday night in the lecture-room
of the Dallas Library was 'well at
tended and everyone reports that they
spent a very enjoyable evening: and be
came acquainted with many of their
The programme has been inter
spersed throughout by musical num
bers by teachers and others. High
school orchestras from Dallas, Falls
City, Monmouth and the Normal School
have taken part in the programme.
ert Progressive Dentistry
At Special Reduced Prices
Tailors and Importers
for Men and Women
Boom 609-610 N. W. Building.'
Sixth and Wash. Sta.
' Ride Up and Save $10.
Cloth sold by the yard. We rain
proof any goods free of charge.
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15-Year Written Guarantee
The Time to Have Your Teeth Fixed Is Now
When You Can Have the Best Dentistry at Prices
That You Can Afford to Pay.
Flesh-Colored Plates..... 10.00
Good Plates .$5.00 22-k. Gold Crowns $5 and $3.50
Porcelain Crowns $5 and $3.50 22-k. Gold Bridge... $3.50
Gold Fillings $1.00 Painless Extracting. 50e
In the Two-Story Building.
Corner Sixth and Washington Streets, Portland, Oregon.