The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, October 31, 1915, Section One, Page 12, Image 12

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Weil-Known Political and Fic
tion Writer Says People
i Not Interested in Him.
Portland and Pacific Coast Visited
to Study Sentiment Regarding,,
Presidential Elect iou and,
Nutional Defense.
fcamuel G. Blythe doesn't believe in
the- use of the perpendicular personal
pronoun among writing folks.
The name of Mr. Blythe is familiar
to every present-day student of Amer
ican politics, yet his readers seldom, if
ever, see anything In print about Sam
uel G. Blythe, himself.
It is only on semi-occasions when
he comes out of the obscurity with
which he surrounds himself, as on his
present visit to Portland, that he is
persuaded to talk about himself. Mind
you. he does not consent to write about
himself only talk, and he does that
"The public doesn't want to know
anything about the persons who write
the stories they read," he asserted at
the Portland Hotel. "If anything is
worth reading the public will read it
they don't care whether Blythe writes
It or Jones writes it.
Subject Interest Readers.
"That's the reason I always try to
keep myself out of my writings. The
readers don't want to know what I did
und what I said. They are interested
only in the subjects I . am writing
Mr. Blythe explains that only when
it is necessary to strengthen a point
in his story does he use the first per
sonal pronoun in his writings.
And that's one of the reasons why Mr.
Blythe's presence in Portland will not
he attended by any startling stories in
in local newspapers. He has just re
turned from a trip around the world.
Including a visit to the war zone, and
doubtless could give some interesting
information about himself and his ex
periences, but he doesn't like to talk
about himself.
Another principal reason that the
Portland papers will not fatten their
columns at his expense is that if he
has anything in mind that be thinks
mav be of interest to the public he
writes it himself. He gets paid by the
Mr. Blythe believes that he has just
about written himself out on the war,
and he now is in search of information
on a subject more to his liking and
one that seems to like him reasonably
well politics.
Presidential Field Studied.
He is visiting the Pacific Coast to
see how the people feel about the ap
proaching Presidential election. He ex
pects to visit most of the Western
states and write a story about his ob
servations. He will write another story
about the polittcal situation in the
Incidentally, on this trip he is going
to learn what the people think about
National defense plans and prepara
tions for war. Then he is going to
treat the subject in a popular way.
That is, he aims to make his articles
more popular than profound, yet add
something to the. "sum total of human
knowledge" at the same time.
Since returning from Europe a few
months ago Mr. Blythe has written a
complete novel. It treats of political
conditions and is entitled "A Western
Warwick." It will be published soon.
lie expects to take an active part in
the campaign next year, and inciden
tally cast his first vote for President.
Paradoxical as it may seem, Mr.
Ulythe has never voted at a Presiden
tial election. Once he was not home
long enough to register, another time
he changed his place of residence, an
other year he was traveling on a po
litical assignment for his paper up until
the eve of the election, and in 1912 he
was in London on election day.
Columbia HlRhway Toured.
"1 may make it next year," he com
mented. But it is probable that he
will have a hard time of it. His legal
residence is in Montana, and he will
have to go to that state to vote.
"But I'm going to try it," he in
sisted. He accompanied S. C. Lancaster and
others on Friday on a trip over, the
Columbia Ulver Highway.
"How does it compare, with other
highways in this country- or in other
countries for that matter?" he was
asked on his return.
"You can't compare it with any other
highway," he promptly replied. "There
is none other like it."
Mr. Blythe will be here until Sunday.
He Is visiting his son, S. O. Blythe, a
local newspaperman.
Testimony Tends to Exonerate
Driver of Ieutft Blame.
The man killed at Twenty-third and
Marshall streets by an automobile
driven by O. W. Kennedy, president of
the Kennedy Auto Painting- Company
Friday niprht was identified at the
morKue yesterday as Luclen . Orwigr,
aged 26. an orderly at the Good Sa
maritan Hospital.
OrwiK was running- up Marshall
street- with the evident intention of
ratrhingr a streetcar when he was
struck by the automobile. He was
taken into the Good Samaritan Hos
pital, where he had been serving as
orderly for several days, but was not
identified there. He died shortly after
and the body was removed to the
morgue. Testimony of witnesses
tended to exonerate the automobile
driver from blame in the accident.
Orwig has a cousin in Portland, Ruby
Hiatt. 655 Bast Tenth street North. He
is survived by a mother, brother and
sister in Kugene and a brother and two
sisters at Clatskanie. It is not likely
that an inquest will be held.
Orcpon delegation Promises Consid
eration of Irrigation Bond Plan.
Oregon's delegation In Congress has
informed the Portland Chamber of
Oommerce that It will consider care
fully the Jones bill, which authorizes
the Government to guarantee Interest
on bonds issued for irrigation and
reclamation districts.
The Chamber took up the matter
with the delegation at the request of
the farmers of js'ewberry. Wash. The
measure will be introduced by Senator
Jones, of Washington, and provides
that if a district organized under state
law defaults in its interest the Gov
ernment shall pay and take a lien on
the property. The bill provides that
these bonds must not bear more than
4 per cent interest nor run longer than
40 years.
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(I) Marlon Clark, 50S Clay Street (Left), and Alice Hojic, SIO Columbia Street. Holdinn a Doll Which Fornu m rut.
ore of the Exhibit. (2) Anna Howell. 014 Tlbbeta Street, and One of the Hrlze Cnahionn. (3) Cycle Car Shown
In the Exhibit, Don Jennlngn, 18 Jcflenw Street, In the Machine and Carroll Bullen, s0 Jeanup Street, Standing.
Assessment Is $286,888,225
or $10,000,000 Decrease.
CITY FIGURES $271,671,025
Principal Dirrerencc From 1J4 Is
in Iils and Improvements on
Town or City Ijots Which Arc
About $6,000,000 Lss.
Not including the property of. public
service corporations, which are as
sessed by the State Tax Commission
and figures on which will not be
available until December 1, the as
sessed valuation of Multnomah County
is $286,888,255. The figures, were made
public yesterday Dy . County Assessor
In 1914 the valuation was $297,935,
555 and the public service assessment
was $38,722,910, making a grand total
of $335,758,465.
The assessed valuation within the
limits of the City of Portland is $27,
617.025. Last year it was $276,288,935.
last year the city's proportion of the
public service assessments was $31,
629,145. Comparison between 1914 and 1915
of the . principal items . which go to
make up the assessment roll shows the
The principal decrease has been in
improvements. In this connection the
records of the city building inspector
show that for the first nine months of
1915 building permits aggregated $4.
047.275, while for the whole of 1914
the total was $8,334,075.
The total valuation of Gresham is
1915. 1914.
Merchandise and stock in trade... t $ 13,746,620 $ 15.143,565
Money, notes and accounts 7.308,720 8,917,965
Machinery and equipment 3,029,015 3,232,335
Shares of stock 7,172.535 7,522,180
Household furniture, etc. (exempt) 1.106,885 1,315,015
Autos, farm machinery, implements, wagons, etc 2.003.295 2.067.275
Horses, number 6233 361,980 446,105
Cattle, number 7438 185.185 169,860
Sheep, number 635. ................................. . 1,375 4,185
Swine, number 1905 9,035 5.660
Dogs, number 14 305 700
Kailroad bed, four miles
Rolling stock
Telephone and telegraph lines.
Wire and pipe lines
Land, number of acres 228.454.56
Improvements on land
Town or city lots
Improvements on town or city lots
This includes 52,556.21 acres in Bull
$717.3T. of Fairview $167,515, and of
Troutdale $54,315.
Progressive Business Men Planning:
Second Bis Festival.
The second Annual Punkin Festival
of the Progressive Business -Men's Club
will be heli in the Arcadian Gardens
of the Multnomah Hotel during the lat
ter part of November.
The general committee for this event
will be Owen Summers and the general
committee, consisting of Harold Jones,
Karl Clarke, Siil Rasmussen, J. P, Jae
ger and Sol Baum. who will have
charge of two of the sub-committees.
The committees follow:
Band committee Dr. W. O. Spencer.
Booster committee Ed Werlein, Gus
Lecoration committee Prank Bar
rinirer. , H. Effinger. O. H. Schwerdt
mann. tr. Swenson, E. H. Morgan, P.
li. Kneeland, Harold Wold. 1. F. lioyn-
ton.- H. B. Weed, James Forbes, R. W.
Publicity Ralph H. Mitchell. J. f.
Tickets J. H. Dundore.
Construction work Chester llogue.
Earl Roberts. Will Simon. A. L. UuPuy,
A. C. Furlong, A. W. Kutsche.
Concessions Frank Hilton. J.-A. Or
mandy. Dr. Howland, R. G. Cornish. A.
C. Marsh. W. J. Sheehy, Miles Standish.
Dr. G. E. Henton, H. V. Stahl, Tod Ha
zen, I. L. Riggs, F. B. Upshaw.
Donation committee Hamilton John
stone, Dr. A. J. Browning. Fred Glenn.
Dr. A. K. Higgs, G. G. Joyce, Arthur
Langguth, A. M. Grilles-.
Special attraction M. M. Ringler,
Will I.ipton, George Jackson, Aaron M.
Detectives Say G. V. Kg-gert's Story
Invented to Postpone Bill line.
Convinced that the story of the rob
bery of G. W. Eggert. jitney driver,
on October 21 had been Invented to
excuse his non-payment of a debt due
the next day. Detectives La Salle and
Leonard yesterday reported to Detec
tive Captain Baty that the case was a
"frame up."
The hold-up was supposed to have
taken place at Sixteenth and Thurman
streets, but Eggert related conflicting
stories to the detectives, and he was
not believed.
Mrs. T. C. Burke Also Is Populiir as
Accompanist at Big Attraction.
The Wagner recital given by Madame
Jeanne JomelH, grand opera soprano,
and Mrs. Thomas Carrick Burke, piano
accompanist and lecturer, at the Benson
Hotel last Tuesday afternoon was one
of the principal attractions of the Port
land music season. It was really a big
grand opera treat on a par with first
class renditions of professional grand
opera on a real theater stage, without
'. 8,250 11,590
21,663,375 21.894.525
2.756,750 2,841,485
17 4,275.975 .175.931.870
53,242,455 57,531.230
' .$286,888,255 $297,035,555
Run Forest Reserve.
the aid of scenery and costumes. With
Mrs. Burke as piano accompanist, the
absence of an orchestra was not no
ticed so much, she played so artistically
and with so much interpretative power.
Madame Jomelli was in splendid voice,
and her silvery, sparkling soprano was
an uncommon pleasure to hear. She
sang solos from Wagner's "Flying
Dutchman." "Lohengrin," "Gotterdam
merung" and "Thlstan and Isolde." The
vocal gem of the whole recital was
Madame Jomelli's thrilling, artist-like
singing of "Dich Theure Halle." . It
will be a pleasant musical memory for
months to come. The audience was
large and representative of Portland's
musical community, and was under the
auspices of the MacDowell Club.
Mother of Five Divorced.
Georgia Rhoads was divorced from
William Rhoads in Judge Kavanaugh's
court yesterday on grounds of cruelty,
The decree gives alimony of ?30 a
month. The couple was married
at Winlock. Wash., and. have five
children, two of them minora.
Juvenile Exhibit Tells of One
Boy's Reform.
Display of Children's Wori at
Library Contains Wide Knuge of
Articles, Grown, Made or
Cooked at Home.
To the ordinary observer a splendid
showing of potatoes grown by an
Irvinston boy, which is on display at
the juvenile exhibit at the Library,
would probably attract no more than
passing interest. However, there is a
story . of the development and refor
mation of a boy's life which clusters
around those tubers which, if known,
would make it one of the most in
teresting displays in the entire exhibit.
The lad who prew those potatoes was
only a few months ago a resident in
the downtown congested section and his
habits grot him into the Juvenile Court.
It seemed that he would be sent to
the reform school. However, Judge
Gatens decided to give him 'another
chance and asked the boy if there was
anything that he wanted which would
help him to keep out of trouble. The
lad asked to be sent some place where
he could have a garden. The boy's
parents secured a home in the Irving
ton district, and now the boy is grow
ing some of the best garden vegetables
ever grown In that section.
Exhibits Range Widely.
The juvenile exhibit which is under
the auspices of the Portland Parent
Teacher Associations and the Oregon
Congress of Mothers, is considered to
be one of the most complete shows
of that character ever seen in the
state. Seemingly every kind of an
article, which a boy or girl could
make at home, is shown, from the finest
kind of cake and pastry, and fancy
work, to machinery and garden
Leon a Wadsworth. 12 years of ace.
clearly demonstrates that she is in a
class with "Jack," who raised the
famous bean stalk, for she has on ex
hibition a sunflower which is fully 13
feet tall.
Some of the cycle cars manufactured
by boys with a taste for mechanics are
particularly good and attract con
siderable attention. One is fitted up
with an engine and is .completely
equipped to run. There are also various
pieces of electrical apparatus.
The efficiency of one battery was
tieany neiriunsiraiea yesterday when
one young boy, of an inquisitive turn-
took hold of some of the apparatus
wnicn nappenea to be charged. He
found himself unable to let eo and
his cries caused quite a commotion
for a time. In the excitement the
Dattery was jerKea upon the floor, but
was undamaged.
Fink Brei Interest.
An exhibit of tish eggs, showing all
the stages of hatching, which is ihown
by Dorrance Clanton, is unusually good
and attracts a great deal of attention.
Some particularly good pictures are
on display, among them being several
by Ernest Fong. 13-year-old Chinese
student of the Ladd School. There is
also a clay bust of Washington, ex-
moiiea uy an jrvingion scnool pupil,
which is a good likeness.
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Rich Colored Woman Dead at 91.
HAGERSTOWN, Md, Oct. 26. V.
Jane Reeder. probably the wealthiest
ana one oi ine oiaest colored women
in Maryland, has died here, asred 91
years. She -owned property valued at
t about Ji0,OG0. Her home waa on the
This notable achievement in body design of last season is an exclusive Kissel fea
ture, and is offered to you this season with distinctive improvements in models and con
struction. The Kissel ALL-YEAR Car met for the first time and satisfied completely the
demand for the continuous service of one body. Its interchangeable Top (Sedan or
Coupe) can be readily- attached or detached by two inexpert men in less than a half
hour. The. ALL-YEAR Car gives you the utmost in versatility and practicability: If it's
chilly or rainy, or foggy or blustery, put on the Detachable Top; if it's warm and
pleasant and balmy, and breezes on the brow are what you're after, leave it off.
There are two Top models that come with the ALL-YEAR Car a Coupe
Top for the Roadster bodies and a Sedan Top for the Touring bodies, each a marvel of
expert and careful construction.
You can safely dismiss the possible impression that these Tops are makeshifts, for
they are not set on, but set in the bodies, with absolutely no evidence that they are any
thing but an integral part of the car as a whole.
The ALL-YEAR Car, like all the KisselKar models, is in no sense an "assem
bled" car, but is built, part for part, right in the Kissel factory. Utility is its outstand
ing feature; we would welcome a thorough investigation on your part.
All Prices F. O. B. Factory
finest residential street in the city. She
leaves two daughters.
Postmaster Myers Also Honored by
Envoy to Siam.
Oregon's two Senators, Chamberlain
and Lane, and Postmaster F. S. Myers
were recipients yesterday of handsome
canes sent to them by William II. Hor.
nibrook. Envoy Kxtraordlnary and Min
ister Plenipotentiary to Siam. Mr. Hor
nlbrook, formerly an Albany newspaper
man, and an active Democrat, was ap
pointed to the Siamese court by Presi
dent Wilcon upon recommendation of
Oregon's Senators.
The canes are of handsome appear
ance, being made of some Oriental
wood with ornate silver handles. The
ornamentation of the canes of the two
Senators consists of silver elephants
as handles, while the head of Postmas
ter Myers' cane is a silver lizard.
Campaign to Finance Columbia Vista
House to Be Started.
Organization of the Columbia High
way Vista House Association was per
fected at a meeting yesterday and the
campaign to finance the movement will
be put under way in the near future.
The purpose of the organization is to
erect a pavilion and resting-place on
the crest of Crown Point, where the
road circles the point before dropping
down toward the river. The plans for
the pavilion have been prepared by liid
gar Lazarus and the structure will cost
about $18 000.
Following is the election of officers
made yesterday: President. H. I Pit
tock; vice-presidenU W. E. Conklin;
secretary. W. J, Piepenbrink; treasurer.
Adolphe Wolfe.
John Hoke Seeks $10,000 for Post
Mortem on Wife's Body.
Charging that Dr. E. A. Sommer
performed a post-mortem on the body
of his wife, Rusella Hoke, who died at
St. Vincents hospital September 28.
without his consent, John Hoke is
suing the doctor in Circuit Court to
recover $10,000 damages.-
Dr. Sommer said yesterday that he
has an arrangement with the county
physician of Clackamas County by
which he cares for all patients which
the county physician senas to Portland,
and that in return he receives per
mission to perform autopsies in in
teresting cases. Mrs. Hoke, Dr. Som
mer stated, was a charity patient of
Clackamas County.
Money Order Business Is Suspended
by Postal Department.
Money-order business with Greece
by people of the Cnited istates has been
abruptly suspended, without reasons
being given, by tne united btates Pos
tal Department. Orders have been re
ceived from Washington by the Port
land office to this effect, and the break
in postal money-order relations be
comes effective immediately.
As Greece is one of the European
countries not at war. it is not under
stood locally why the order was issued.
but it is assumed that the present
difficult situation over exchange rates,
as well as war conditions in the near
by countries, may account for it.
TraveTlne at SO mil- an hour eontlnu
ously. u tram would (over the circumference
uf the earUl in 11 daya.
Every Inch a Car"
The ALL-YEAR Car models range in price from the
Roadster Coupe of the 32-Four at $1450 to the 7-Passenger
Sedan of the 42-Six at $21 00.
The complete KisselKar line, with a wide range of models,
including the new 32-Four, is now ready for inspection; also the
Kissel Trucks, from the 1000-lb. capacity model to the 6-ton
Twenty - Third Street. Phone Main
fr'ilna Depicts Events of Summer Outing;.
Members of Local Jlodlem Give
Tableau on Stage.
Good films of the Campfire Girl's
life at their Summer camp, and songs
by 30 members of the local camps, Min
nehaha, and Chinook, attracted scores
of people to the National Theater yes
terday to attend the Campfire Girls'
benefit. Swimming and diving were
perhaps the most interesting events
A young, girl performs beautiful and
spectacular under-water swimming.
Thrilling high dives are likewise shown.
An unusual feature is the display of
the sympathy of the Campfire Girls
and the little animals of the woods.
Chipmunks are shown eating out of
the hands of the girls. Accident pre
vention, and treatment of injured is
still another feature. The minutest de
tails of a clean, happy and wholesome
out-of-door life is depicted.
At the opening the girls sing their
war song and at the close of the shows
they sang their firesong. In a setting
of pines and shrubbery, with a little
In Five Minutes Your Sick, Sour
Upset Stomach Will
Feel Fine.
'Pape's Diapepsin" Neutralizes
Acids in Stomach and
Starts Digestion.
Take your sour, out-of-order stom
ach or maybe you call it indigestion,
dyspepsia or gastritis. It doesn't
matter take your stomach trouble
right with you to your pharmacist and
ask him to open a 50-cent case of
Pape's Diapepsin and let you eat one
22-grain triangule and see if within
live minutes there is left any trace of
your former misery.
The correct name for your trouble
is food fermentation acid stomach
food souring; the digestive organs
become weak, there Is lack of gastric
juice; your food is only half digested,
and you become affected with loss of
appetite, pressure and fullness after
eating, vomiting, nausea, heartburn,
griping it bowels, tenderness in the
pit of stomach, bad taste in mouth.
constipation, pain In limbs, sleepless
ness, belching of gas. biliousness, sick
headache, nervousness, dizziness or
many other similar symptoms.
If your appetite is fickle, and noth
ing tempts you, or you belch gas or if
you feel bloated after eating, or your
food lies like a lump of lead on your
stomach, you can make up your mind
that at the bottom of all this there is
but one cause fermentation of undi
gested food.
Prove to yourself In five minutes
that your stomach is as good as any;
that there is nothing really wrong.
Stop this fermentation and begin eat
ing what you want without fear of
discomfort or misery.
Almost Instant relief is waiting for
you. It Is merely a matter of how
toon you take a little Xiapepsin, Adv.
campfire in the center of the stage,
they fell asleep singing their evening
song. All proceeds above the actual
costs were given to the girls for use
in the maintenance of the Summer
Mrs. Marie Pelirsoii's Funeral Held.
Mrs. Marie Pehrson, who died at tho
home of her daughter. Mrs. K. R. Cas
tle. 753 Tibbetfs Addition, was buried
yesterday, services being held from
this residence. Mrs. Pehrson was 63
years old. She is survived by two
daughters and one son, Mrs. F. 'Wett-
land. of Aberdeen, Wash., and Mrs.
Castle, and Edward C. Pehrson. of Port
If Mixed With Sulphur It Dark-
ens bo Evenly That It Can
not Be Discovered.
That beautiful, even shade of dark,
glossy hair can only be had by brew
ing a mixture of Sago Tea and Sul
phur. Your hair is your charm. It
makes or mars the face. When it fades,
turns gray, streaked and looks dry,
wispy and scraggy, just an applica
tion or two of Sage and Sulphur en
hances its appearance a hundredfold.
Don't bother to prepare the tonic;
you can get from any drugstore a 50
cent bottle of "Wyeth's Sage and Sul
phur Compound," ready to use. This
can always be depended upon to bring
back the natural color, thickness and
lustre of your hair and remove dand
ruff, stop scalp itching and falling hair.
Everybody uses "Wyeth's" Sage and
Sulphur because it darkens so naturally
and evenly that nobody can tell it has
been applied. Tou uimply dampen a
sponge or soft brush with it and draw
this through the hair, taking one small
strand at a time; by morning the gray
hair has disappeared, and after another
application it becomes beautifully dark
and appears glossy, lustrous and abun
dant, Adv.
Wvod-LarlK Hills;.,
Alder Street at West Park,
Portland, Or.
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