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THE SUNDAY OREGOXTATi", POTtTLATTD, OCTOBER 31, 1915
ARCHITECT'S DUTCH COLONIAL
HOME IS ADMIRED BY WRITER
Simplicity of Interior Gains Attention and Delicately Shaded Hugs Win Praise Furniture of Several Periods Are
Assembled but Harmonize Well With General Scheme Fireplaces Attractive.
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THK HOME of David C. Lewis.
tTie architect, has soma especially
attractive features that will ap
peal to all lovers of simplicity and
tiisnity of lines and color. For in
ttance. the lirepluce in each room
is a good example of the eternal fit
ness of things. The liDrary has &n
"rigrinal wood finish that is most ar
tistic. The wood is '"tooled," one might
ray. ' The process is that used in tool
ing leather. A round instrument about
ihe size of a silver quarter was used
in the same manner that one uses a
me.tal tool in decorating- leather and
all these indentations show plainly in
It was then stained a rich brown and
it makes a very original finish. This
library is a charminp room with its
built-in bookcases filled with books
that to me are a rreat decorative fea
ture. I like books in a house, books
'very place: it Kives a soul to the
house, besides being &o decorative.
nookleis Home Lonely
1 shall never forget a visit that I
Triad when a child to the home of
,-omo very wealthy people on the Hud
son in rew lork state. I missed
omethinr. I felt as though I were in
a strange atmosphere and as I admired
The richness of the furniture, the lux
urious carpets with an inch-thick pile
that deadened all sound when one
walked upon them, saw the mirrors,
pictures, statuary. I was conscious of
looking for something not there. 1 was
looking for a book to read and there
v ere none.
There was a beautiful baby grand
1'iano and the daughter was a fairly
Kood pianist, but when I asked for a
tik to read she said. Oh, we do
not care for books so we have none."
1 stayed a day or two until they could
take me home and a more lonely child
never wandered about a palatial house.
At home we had books everywhere and
J miss.'d them and to this day I cannot
lithom the reason for that house be
ing so well furnished and decorated
vithout books unless some decorator
f"om the city had furnished it com
T'etely up to that point, never think
ing but that the owners would choose
t. .4 .1-thnl. nil' n nnrtktf T nVVI STn
into a strange house now that I do not
look, the first thing, for books and
think of that one house without any.
It made one of the strangest impres
sions of my life.
Fireplace Unusually Attractive.
The fireplace In the library of the
Lewis home, as I said before, is exceed
ingly attractive, with its iron andirons,
crane, riredogs and all fittings of black.
Above, the mantle is the picture of the
"Lone Trail." The walls are a. deep
buff of rough plaster. ' The plaster
reminds me of California. They use
so much of that rough plaster there,
a sort of feature work. The brick of
the fireplace is also a deep buff. On
the shelf are several pieces of brass,
bowls and other pieces.
The light fixtures are antique cop
per of original design and attractive.
The hangings are of linen, with a
touch of blue and red. as are also the
chair coverings and sofa pillows. The
big, comfortable couch is upholstered
in plain blue velour. There is a large
round mahogany table with library
lamp, some good book ends filled with
books, magazines and all the little
paraphernalia that eays "this room is
used and loved."
furniture of Several Periods.
The fireplace in .the living-room has
an excellent Adam mantle that fits in
with the Colonial style of architec
ture. The woodwork is enameled
ivory white and the tile looks very
much to me like Bachelder tile. I
know the two boxes on the hearth are.
These tiles are all soft pastel shades
of blue, green and copper color.
The furniture is of several periods,
but comfortable and good. The Flem
ish desk in one corner is especially
fine, being one of those good old pieces
that were put together without a nail
in times gone by. Triere is a Louis
XVI chair done in a bronze-toned
velour and severai other chairs uphol
stered in damask, that soft green-blue
' a sort or turquoise blue, the color of
The rug is a very fine Kerraanshah
that has those soft shades of blue,
green and rose that are unusual, but
are the keynote of the whole scheme.
The other furnishings have been chosen
to harmonize with It. A big squat
bowl of Bohemian glass stands on the
baby grand piano and is of the same
lovely shade of blue. The lamp that
stands on the table is of antique
sold with an antique gold gauae shade.
This shade has a metal fringe in which
are all the colors of the mantle, blue,
green and coppery tones.
French Doors Open on Porch.
The overdraperies at the windows are
blue and silver silk damask, with two
rows of silver fringe at the bottom.
RECK NT BRIDE IS OV WED
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Mrs. A. 1 Welsh.
Mr. and Mrs. A. L. 'Welsh,
whose wedding was an event
of the Summer, were unable to
take their wedding trip until
early this month. They have
been visiting Mr. Welsh's family
at Omaha. Neb.. and then
proceeded to New Tork. They
will return via the southern
route, stopping off at San Fran
cisco to attend the fair, and will
be at home after November 1 at
the Baren apartments. ,
The undercurtains at the windows are
of white Bilk, edged with an open-work
silk galoon and drawn apart to admit
the ' light. There are French doors
opening out upon a comfortable vine
The dining-room carries out the cop
pery tone that is a note in the living
room scheme. The woodwork is of
well-selected mahogany. There is a
high wainscote and a mantel of ma
hogany. As I said before, these man
tels. are a joy because so simple in de
sign. The fireplace has buff brick and
brass andirons. Above the wainscote
Is a paneled frieze of Japanese leather,
in a bronze-copper tan, with a narrow
border around each panel. The cove
ceiling is a deep ivory with a wood
mold at the ceiling line. The inverted
bowl of the central light fixture Is of
Tiffany glass in gold and violet tones.
Carpet Deslsm Snssrested.
A tan - and mahogany colored hand
tuft rug with the dark mahogany color
in the border keeps the room well bal
anced. Draperies of velour. mahogany
colored, shot with gold, at the large
windows hang in full, straight folds to
the floor.' while those of the small win
dows come just to the sill. The furni
ture is attractive in design, and the
sideboard is an especially fine piece of
antique crotch mahogany. The Hepple
white chairs are perfect in line and the
room is attractive in its furnishing and
The entrance hall has great possibili
ties. Its stairway is of solid mahog
any, treads, rise, rail and all. I would
like to see the floor and stairs carpeted
with just one strip of two-toned Royal
blue Wilson. As it Is now, there are
Oriental rugs. A mahogany tilt-tip ta
ble stands against the wall.. On this
are a few books, a vase of flowers and
some little objects of art picked up in
Europe. A chair and an umbrella stand
complete the furniture.
The entrance porch is vine-covered.
A wonderful vine runs almost the en
tire width of the front of the house.
It is a branch from the one covering
the chimney. The chimney is a mass
of lovely green leaves from bottom to
top. just a beautiful bit of green foli
age that hides it completely. The
grounds about the house are attractive
and form a good setting for this style
of Dutch colonial house.
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plete surprise to the bride's parents
as well as her friends. Mr. and Mrs.
Isom will reside at Albany.
At the residence of Mr. and Mrs. J.
R. Christensen. 1253 Greeley street,
Helen Christensen and Edward Svoboda
were married Tuesday. Rev. J. Bower.
box performed the ceremony, using the
ring service, in the presence of a few
Frank Davis, of Tacoma, and Mrs.
Jennie Townsend. of Portland, were
married Monday. October 25, at 9:30
P. M. by Rev. Perry Joseph Green at
the brides residence. 33 Harrison
street. They will make their home
in Portland this Winter.
n AXXOTTXCEMEXTS. .
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Benolt. of 3920
Bast Forty-second street, announce the
engagement of their daughter, Kath
leen Louise, a graduate of St. Ignatius
Academy June 15, to Thomas Key
Campbell, son of T. -K. Campbell and
the late Mrs. Campbell, of tialem. Ow
ing to the recent death of Mr. Camp
bell's mother, the wedding, which Is
planned for the near future, will be a
simple affair. The bridegroom-to-be
is employed in the engineering depart
ment of the Public Service Commission,
of which his father is chairman. No
Mr. And Mrs. J. -A. Wilson have taken
apartments at the Nortonia for the
Mr. and Mrs. George Parker and
daughter, Genevieve, of Irvington, leave
in a lew oays for. ban Diego.
Mr. and . Mrs. Fred J. Moffett . are
being congratulated on the arrival of
a son born Friday, October 15.
Mrs. D. A. Epsteyn and niece. Miss
Edith Abrahamson. left last week for
Seattle, from whence they wilt sail for
Lyle Freeman Brown, who has been
asociated with the Loan & Savings
Bank of Eugene for the last two years,
has gone to Yale University to study
Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Power are
being felicitated upon the arrival of a
daughter. Monday evening. Mrs. Pow
er will be remembered as Miss Car m el
Mrs. Ida Marrin. of Salem, passed a
few days visiting her Bister, Mrs. Lillie
Washburn, of Portland. She has been
visiting her daughter. Mrs. Grace Mar-
tell, of Tacoma, for two months.
Congratulatory messages are finding
their way to Mr. and Mrs. Albert W.
Davis (Margaret Spauffer), of Seattle,
on the birth of a son on October 27.
The little one has been named in honor
of his maternal grandfather, Frederick
P. Spauffer, of this city.
Mrs. W. J. Thatcher and daughter.
Miss Marie, of 302 Sacramento street.
"COUNTY FAIR" GIVEN BY B'NAI
B'RITH REALIZES $500 IN TWO NIGHTS
Kangaroo Court Is Big Feature of Entertainment and Eager Officers Invade Elks Club in Search of Miscreants.
George Baker Is Arraigned in Mimic Trial.
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FINANCIAL and social suo
cess" Is the way that M. Moses
sohn. chairman -'of arrange
ments, and B. W. Rubin, general man
ager, characterized the "county fair"
that closed Thursday night at the
B'nai B'rith buiiding. Thirteenth and
Mill streets. The fair was given under
the auspices of the combined B'nal
B'rith organizations of the city and
more than toOO was realized from the
two nights', entertainment.
Each night returned almost to the
dollar half of the total receipts. Ac
cording to the managers of the show
there was even a bigger and more en
thusiastic crowd the second night.
The kargaroo court, over which D.
X. Mosessohn presided as judge, was the
star attraction Thursday night. Not
content to punish the alleged violators
that thronged the floors of the building
officers of court ordered their police
men to invade the peaceful headquarters
of the Elks' Club.
miscreants Brought Into Court.
Getting two machines the pseudo
officers sped to the Elks building and
arrested- among others, George L.
Baker, . Slg Wertheimer, Andy Wein
berger, Henry E. Reed, Ray Barkhurst
and George B. Thomas. The miscreants
were taken back to the B'nai B'rith
building, and before the court. George
L. Baker was charged with cutting the
"Yes," said the judge, "I'll have to
Dieck into you for this."
"You have the habit," put in, the
prosecuting attorney, "of cutting the
"May I have Council?" pleaded Mr.
"Don't you get enough of that during
the day?" queried the judge.
"Well," resumed Mr. Baker, "I shall
at least be entitled to my Commission."
But despite the pleas of the alleged
offenders the city's prominent - men
were "heavily fined.
Juvenile Orchestra Entertains.
Cliffords Juvenile Orchestra fur
nished music for the organization free
of charge on both nights. Their work
was heartily applauded.
Another of the side shows that was
extremely popular on the closing night
was the X-Ray booth operated by Dr.
At 10:30 Thursday night what the
managers declared to be the most suc
cessful thing of its kind that has ever
been given in Portland closed with a
serpentine paper fight and a raffle of
all the 'things that the country store
had left. -
The following list shows those who
were responsible for the success of the
C&nhjera Simon Cohn. chairman; airs. Si
mon Conn, moveable stand:- Mrs. B. W. Ru
bin.' gym; Un. Nathan Cohn, Miss Pearl
Brumbergr and Mrs. Harry . Hotzman.
Kangaroo Court: Judge,. David X. ilosea
oha; prosecuting: attorney. Charles W. Rob
Ison; . defendant attorney. Julius- Cohn,
stenographer, Mrs. J. W. Hearns: policemen,
Nathan. Cobu. Ike Schllt, Sam. Swlraky, Mei
er Wax, Al Freedmau.
Mont Carlo Marcus Cohn, chairman;
Eugrene ("obn, J cm Hochfeid, Charles Brom
berg. 1. K. Solomon
Coumy Store Abe Ropenstcin. Nate Wein
tr1n. 'Nat Friedman. Jacob Fflflman.1
Bazoo Band Bun Lerner. lead?; Kred
Lotvengart. Mannie Kraut, Richard IleUer,
Al Goldstein. ' -.
Jitney Dance Louis Gevu'rts. chalrman;
Harold Bromberg, Kssie Wax, Rose I.evin,
Jeanne Reuben. Sophia Reuben. fophia
Metzcar, Elizabeth Dollar. Mrs. K. Feidman,
Fannie Abrams. Eva Suflsman. Ooldle Ruben
stein. Julia Gordon. Carrie Bruxnbarer. Anna
Levitt. Sophia Stern, Besaie Labbe, Hc
Refreshments Joe Tonkin, chairman; A',
Boskewitx, Mrs. Al Friedman, cashier: Mrs.
J. I. Abrams. cnalrman of women; Mrs. M.
Taylor, Mrs. K. M. Kraut. Mrs. S. H. Har
ris. Mrs. J. Savan. Lottie Holzman. Mi
nerva H olzman, Sylvia Holzman. Mlsa
Light. Mrs. M. Rhelngold. Mrs. Ben Si
mon. Mrs. Abe Davidson, Mrs. S Veeni
koff, Anna Zaik. Sophia Vines, Helen Gold
man. Irma Hart. Bella Bloom.
Duck Pond Barney Mctagar. Mrs. J.
Shank. Mrs. David X. Mosessohn, Mis. Alei
Ringing the Gir!s Victor Hoeflich. chair
man; tieorge Hoelllch. bam Rosenberg, it.
Leabo. Stella Swirslcy, . Sylvia Welnstein,
Rose Xudclman, Marha Levitt, Mildred Goid
staub Josephine Goidstaub. Jennie Ryan,
Helen Goodman. - Polly Silver.
Palmist and Fortune Teller Ed Cohn.
chairman: .Terry Solomon. Mrs- Marcus
Cohft. Ml4 DuIfv Oslrow. Mrs. Clara Zack.
. Pont-VfCfcti, Wlrwlas. -Telegraph and x
press Ofi'ice Edwin N.' WVinheum. Meier
Cohit. - Rairb. Holsmar.. Ir i- operator:
Marian FoHmau. telegraph operator: Mrs.
Meier Cohn. Parl Arubaoison. Messen
gers. Gertrude ?alz, Gussie ' Wax, Sarall
Mashers Mrs. M. TVx. Mrs. A. L. Gold
stein. Mrs. Eden Savoy.
FIJI Islanders -Ren Fisher. Harry Fisher.
Ed Blumenthal. Fred Palmer.
Grape Vine- Mrs. Myer Simon.
Trained Nurse Mrs. Marcus Hochfeid.
Three-Lesed woman Alfred Schilt, Ab
OrientHl Dancers Jimmy Gilbert. TV. H.
Royal, Mo Goldstein. M. Heynemsnn.
Arena Herman Stgelman, S Vernikam
Incubator Louis Margulis. KchHt boys.
Mysteries L. Baunigart. Jesse Rich, San
X-Raya Dr. Tllrer. A. Kallsher.
, Barker Harry Brown.
Hitting the Nigger Herman Cohn, Frome
Swimming; Pool Dave Cohn. Frank Ros
enthal. Poultry Raffles J. Lautersteln. Mrs. J.
Lautersteln. Mrs. S. Rich. Mrs. D. E. Cohn.
Stella Jake Levin. Sol Cohn.
Guess Your Weiwht Harry Cohn. Jake
Welnstein. Sam Goldstein.
are leaving Sunday for a tour through
the East. They will visit relatives and
friends in Chicago, Milwaukee. New
York and Boston; returning to Portland
by way of the exposition.
Mr. and Mrs. Harlow will teach the
new standard ballroom dances each
Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock in the
assembly hall, of the Multnomah Hotel.
75c couple. Adv.
PUBLIC LAND PROBLEMS
WEIGHED IN BALANCE
Idaho University Professor Discusses Importanceof Proper Policy First
Plan in Vogue in United States Is Describedis Revenue System.
OUR public lands have contributed
the major portion of the discus
sion in two great issues in this
country one, economic; the other po
litical as well as economic . The first
issue was early fought in deciding the
question whether the public domain
should be disposed of for the purpose
of insuring revenue to the Federal
Government, or to provide homes for
The second was intricately woven
with the slavery question, and will be
the subject of subsequent discussion.
The importance of a proper land
policy ma be seen in the light of his
tory. It is said every industrial dis
turbance in England from the 14th to
the 16th century was directly attribut
able to the improper distribution of
lands which from various sources had
reverted to the crown.
Other nations of Europe have faced
the same problem as England. It has
been freely prophesied, we may hope
without cause, that when our lands
are all patented, we will face a serious
Revenue System First Poller.
For the past 50 or SO years this
Nation has seen the public land ques
tion from the statesman's point of
view; but for the first B0 or 60 years
of the Nation's history an entirely dif
ferent view was entertained.
Our first land policy may be best
described as the revenue system. The
Federal Government regarded the pub
lic domain merely as a National asset,
and in providing for the disposal of
the public lands, the sole object was
the production of the greatest amount
This attitude was the result of, cir
cumstances, for there was a large Na
tional debt, and creditors were insiet
ing on security. And they were more
insistent because the Government had
just been formed, its continuance was
not certain in the minds of all the
people, and its credit was not estab
lished. As early as 1TS4 Congress
passed a resolution calling on the
vtates to make cessions of lands to
the Government, in the course of which
it said: "These several creditors have
right to expect that funds shall be
provided on which they may rely for
their indemnification; that Congress
still considers vacant territory as an
In 1785 Congress issued a proclama
tion forbidding settlement upon the
public domain. Land was sold by con
tract in extensive tracts to individuals
for cash, or part cash, the remainder
in installments. In 1787 2,000,000 acres
in Ohio was sold at $2 per acre, with
a rebate of 66 2-3 cents per acre under
certain conditions. Five hundred thou
sand dollars was to be paid down, and
the remainder on completion of the
Big Tract Brings aiG5,0U3..
The famous Symmes tract, contain
ing 250.000 acres, was sold for $165,
963. The patent to this tract was
signed by George Washington as Presi
dent. This was the beginning of a
policy, if such it may. be called, of
selling land by special contract with
out regard to the distribution of the
land. As might be expected, if any
one was benefited it was the specu
lator. In 1790 Congress Called upon Alex
ander Hamilton, then Secretary of the
Treasury, to outline a plan for dis
posing of the public domain. In out
lining' his plan, which was very con
cise, he made suggestions forming the
basis for the revenue system, as well
as the present-day system. By 1800
local land offices were established and
placed in charge of Registers. A land
department was formed and surveyors
general were appointed. This general
plan of supervision exists today.
EWBFRG COUPLE CELEBRATE GOLDEN WEDDING.
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MR. AND MRS. JOSEPH WILSO.X.
NEWBERG. Or.. Oct. SO. (Special.) Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Wilson, of New
berg, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary at their home in this
city October 26. They were married at Carthage. Ind.
Mr. Wilson was born in Tairmoant, Ind., February 11, 1840, and Mrs
Wilson (Miss Miri Binford) was born at Carthage, Ind., December 31. ,1844.
They came to Newberg In May. 1889, and have continued to reside here ever
since. Their only daughter. Mrs. 8. J- Madson. lives here and their eon.
Charles B. Wilson, is .County- Clerk and lives, at McMinnviUe. .
One of the prominent features of
the revenue plan was the credit sys
tem, so-called because land was sold
to individuals on credit. From 1787
until 1820 Congress was obsessed with
the idea that sales of lands should be
accelerated, and cash poured into the
treasury as fast as possible to retrieve
the financial credit. As heretofore
mentioned prior to 1S00. those desir
ing to purchase public lands petitioned
Congress, . which, in turn, authorized
the Treasury Department to contract
and sell the lands desired.
Credit System Falls in Object.
After 1800 sale of lands was made
for $2 an acre, and later it was re
duced to $1.25 an acre. The time with
in which to make payments for land
was originally four years, but this was
extended from time to time to relieve
the purchasers. A discount was al
lowed for cash.
The credit system failed in the ob
ject for which it was enacted, namely,
the production of revenue. In 1820
the Government found itself creditor
for over one-fifth of the National debt,
or about $21,000,000, due from those
who had purchased lands. Much of
this was owing from persons who were
financially irresponsible. The tendency
of purchasers had been to buy all the
land for which they could make the
first payment, hoping to sell a por
tion to the increasing horde of immi
grants before the second payment
would fall due.
Many Fall la Second Payment. '
Consequently, thousands were un
able to make the second payment. Con
gress extended the time for payment
by several relief afcts in order to col
lect as much as possible due the Gov
ernment. About one-third the acreage
originally purchased reverted to the
Government because of non-payment,
thus defeating the object of the credit
The credit system likewise proved
ill for the purchasers. It induced spec
ulation, and speculating is like gam
bling in that it produces a feeling that
one may obtain something for noth- .
ins. The individual felt he was en
titled to all he could make even at th-e
sacrifice of a broad policy, beneficial
to the entire country.
Our first policy was. unfortunately,
based upon financial gain both to the
Government and to the individual, with
no thought of the future of the fast
increasing population. Fortunately,
however, by 1820 the credit system was
abolished, and discussions crystallized
around the broad and statesman-like
policy of providing homes lor the
Wishkab Debate League Is Planned.
ABERDEEN, Wash.. Oct. 80 (Spe
cial.) Plans are being made for the
organization of a triangular debate
league between the three country
schools in the Wishkah Valley north of
this city. The plan is to have each
school debate each school twice in a
series of six debates. One of the schools
already has a debating society formed
of 60 numbers of farmer families,