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About The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current | View Entire Issue (Nov. 7, 1915)
THE TSUNDAY OREGONIAN. PORTLAND. VOVElfRRR rr inix
CITY'S PACE AMAZES
David Strauss, Gone 17 Years,
Surprised by Growth.
PROSPERITY IS PREDICTED
New YorkBusiness Man on Visit to
Brother Declares Portland Is Pre
paring for Trade Revival
Soon to Spread to West.
Portland in ita buildings and general
city growth is anticipating the great
luture which la ahead of her, said
Xavid Strauss, prominent business man.
or New York city, who is visiting at
the Portland Hotel with his brother
.Nathan Strauss, of Fleisehner, Mayer
s t-o. ivir. btrauas declared yesterday
that in its splendid development rort-
janu is reany ahead or the times.
David Strauss left Portland 17 years
ago, at that time being a member of
the firm of Fleisehner, Mayer & Co.,
and had not been here since until his
arrival a few days ago. He said yes
leraay that this is now a new town to
The East Side is entirely new," he
Bald, "having practically all been built
up since I left. The geography of the
"West Side also has been entirely
cnangea, with the exception of the sec
tlon near the river. As I remember it,
when I left 17 years ago The Oregonian
building was the only tall building in
Rapid Strides Surprise.
.Mr. Strauss said that the growth of
me, city had far exceeded his expecta
tions. "I expected to see growth and de
velopment," he said, "but I had no idea
it weum oe on sucn an extensive scale,
vnen 1 was here one could hardly
take a walk through the city without
knowing fully 50 per cent of the people
Miei. imjw sucn a thing would be
Mr. Strauss came to Portland in 1Rs
When, as he expressed it, the city had
a doubtful population of 15.00ft. Wt
Id that he and other bovs used tn
aKe niKes out on what who th.n
called Robinson's Hill, now Portland
Heights, and that there were only three
or four houses there.
Following an automobile trip out the
Columbia River Highway, Mr. Strauss
is enthusiastic over the wonderful
scenery along that drive.
Highway's "Wonders Are Viewed.
"Riverside Drive along the Hudson
River cannot begin to be as interest
ing and beautiful as the Columbia
Highway," he said. "1 thought the Jer
sey Highlands were picturesque, but
the scenery along the Columbia River
lar surpasses them."
Mr. Strauss said that one thing which
particularly impressed him was the
easy accessibility of the Columbia
River scenery. This, he said, was not
true of much of the scenery of the
He predicted that the tourist travel
to this state and other sections of the
West would be multiplied many times
over witnin tne next few years.
Lumber Expected to Revive.
More people visited your scenery
nere mis year tnan ever before." he
said. "They were all impressed with
it. and what - they tell their friends
will do more to start the tide of tourist
travel westward than all the advertis
ing this section could do."
Mr. Strauss predicted that the lum
ber business here would soon feel i
stimulus and would shortly get back to
its former volume. This prediction is
based on a lumber shortage in the
lOast. He also predicted that Portland
would develop greatly In the near
future as one of the leading ports
nanaiing oriental trade.
Mr. Strauss plans to leave next Mon
day en route for the San Francisco
REED ARRANGES LECTURES
Dr. Samuel McCliord Crothers, of
Clutmbridge, Announces Topics.
Pr. Samuel McChord Crothers, of
Cambridge, well-known essayist and
and magazine writer, who has arranged
to give a Reed College extension course
in Knglish literature, has also- placed
his entire, time at the disposal of that
Other institutions in the Pacific
Northwest have also been anxious to
obtain Dr. Crothers as a lecturer and
have made arrangements with Reed
College for his spare dates. Oregon
Agricultural College, the University of
Idaho, Washington State College. "Whit,
worth College and Bellingham State
Normal have already arranged to have
The subjects of his Reed College
course, which will be delivered dur
ing February, probably will be: "A
Literary Clinic," "The Charm of Seven
teenth Century Knglish Prose." "John
Bunyan." "John Milton." "Thomas Ful
ler and the Worthies of England" and
"lisaak Walton and His Friends."
OLD YAMHILL SENDS 17
Students Are Active in Work at tlie
University of Oregon.
MM1NNVILLB. Or., Nov. 6. (Spe
cial.) Yamhill County is represented
ly 17 students at the University of
Krnest Bills. Elaine Daniels. Ray
mond Jones, Will Snyder and Wayne
Stater are registered from McMinnville;
Dale Butts, Kverett George. Howard
Ceorge, Kvah Hadley, Dale Melrose and
Harold Suy from Newberg; Harry Drill
and Helen Withcombe from Yamhill;
Horace Hamstreet from Sheridan: Lyle
Harpole from Amity: Charles Nelson
from I-Hfuyette und Kenneth Shetterly
Hareld Hamstreet is managing editor
of the college paper, the Oregon Em
erald. He also is a member of the var
sity band and the track team. Will
Snyder Is a member of Coach Bezdek's
football team. Wayne Stater is a mem
ber of the college Y. M. O. A. cabinet.
SCENES ON CONSTRUCTION OF COLUMBIA INTERSTATE BRIDGE.
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Northwestern "IF Alumni to
THURSDAY IS DATE FIXED
Mrs. Mary V. Phelps Dies.
SANDY. Or., Nov. . (Special.)
Mrs. Mary V. Phelps, an old resident,
died at Sandy. November S, at the age
of 67 years. She was born in St. Louis,
Mo., and was married to Tboniaa Dillon
Phelps January 27, 1867. In 1873 they
moved to California, and within a few
years later came to Oregon, settling at
Bull Run. Or., where they lived for 30
years and became well known. Re
cently they sold their farm and moved
to Sandy. Mrs. Phelps is survived by
ber husband and six children, William
H., John M., Elmer, Krank J.. Alton
Phelps, and Mrs. Edith Sims. She has
Win lock to Have Dollar Day.
CENTRAUA, WaBh.. Nov, . (Spe
cial. Wlnlock will stage a Dollar day
November 1 similar to those recently
held in Centralia and Chehalis. Mat
thew Torkko is chairman of a commit
tee of merchants preparing for the
Professor of Mathematics of Insti
tution Which Has 5001) Stu
dents Is on Tour of West.
Reception Is Planned.
Northwestern University alumni, in
cluding George N. Woodley, who is
President of the Portland club, Walter
S. Asher, Mrs. W. jr. Fiebig. Miss Hen-
ietta Honey. Mrs. C. G. Sabin. Dr. T.
P. Wise and M. A. Zollinger.-will greet
on Thursday Dr. Thomas F. Holgate,
dean, who is on a trip through the
Dr. and Mrs. Holgate will be shown
some of the things "worth seeing", in
and around Portland on the afternoon
of their arrival, and will ba welcomed
at an informal reception and dinner to
be given at the University Club in the
Mr. Holgate became professor of
mathematics at Northwestern Univer-
Dean Thomas F. Holgate. ef.
Northwesters VlvTsity, WIio
tomes Here Thursday.
sity in 1893, and in 1903 was chosen
dean of the college of liberal arts.
In 1904, when Edmund Janes James
left Northwestern University to become
president of the University of Illinois,
uean Holgate filled the breach by be-J
coming acting president and serving in
that capacity until 1906.
northwestern University now is
scnooi or aooo students, most of the
professional colleges being located in
mcago, with the college proper in
3 HAVE GOLDEN WEDDING
Two Brothers and a Sinter to
serve Event Together.
WEST CHESTER, Nov. 3. A 50th
anniversary of their wedding is being
arranged for for two brothers and their
sister, all of whom were married at
the same time In the same room. They
are William Green, of this place: Jacob
Green, of near Newton Square, and
Mrs. Anna Green Beatty, of Bryn
The celebration will be held at the
home of acob Green, within a short
distance of the toll gate house where
all were married. The building was
known as toll gate No. 5 on the Phila
delphia and West Chester pike, a mils
east of Newtown Square.
Many of the guests who witnessed
the wedding ceremony have been in
vited tp Join in the celebration.
AUTO SAVING IS SHOWN
City Sealer Reports Number of
. erections is Increased.
The efficiency of small automobiles
in the city service is shown in a report
of City Sealer of Weights and Meas
ures Jones that since he and his ansiKt-
ant have had an auto in place of a horse
ana Duggy they have been able to do
25 per cent more work, and the cost
has been oQ per cent less for transpor
tation. For years the sealer went about the
city with a horse and buggy. During
the present year a machine has been
In the service and the report on the
number of inspections made will show
at least 25 per eent more than during
any other year.
VETERANS ORGANIZE CORPS
Spanish War Camp at Vancouver to
VANCOUVER. Wash., Nov. C. (Special.)-
Jo Wheeler Camp. No. 24.
United Spanish War Veterans, of Camas.
the youngest camp in the State of
Washington, has organized a boys'
drum corps of 18 drummers, who hold
regular drills and practice. The veter
ans have fine quarters established am?
in front la a tall flagstaff from which
the United States flag floats daily.
The organization is preparing for a
benefit entertainment, to be given in
the Camas opera-house Wednesday
uisht. November. 10.
PIER LOSS NOT VITAL
Interstate Bridge Work Rapid,
Despite Recent Slide.
ACTIVITY STILL INTENSE
Assembling of Fifth Spun Expected
to Be -Begun in Short Time.
Five Piers Completed on Hay
den Island Side of River.
In aplte of & recent slide, which up
set one of the new interstate bridge
piers In Columbia Slough, work on the
bridge is progressing so rapidly that its
completion by the latter part of 1916
is assured, according to engineers.
The Vancouver end of the bridge now
presents a seene of intense activity.
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ick, 867 East Eighth
Overback, 67 East Eighth
street, celebrated her birthday
with delightful party Saturday
st ncr parents no me.
He Will Sell His
Solid Gold Rings
for a Single Dollar!
ONCE in a while the best business men
"get off on the wrong foot." They
keep on buying, expecting that the tide
will turn tomorrow.
At any rate, if not tomorrow, then the
For all business men are optimists.
They, see only the doughnut they
never see the hole.
And it's a good thing for all America
that this is so.
Aronson kept on buying long after the
ship had sailed. .
Too much merchandise and not enough
To remedy the situation, the entire stock
has been reduced. And Portland has con
sequently decided to make this a gold
THIS is a sincere effort to unload. Noth
ing is marked up to be marked down
Nothing is said that won't "bear re
peating." You can buy anything you want and no
matter what you buy you're sure to save
TTERE'S a trayful of Solid Gold Rings.
-LJ- most of them set with semi-tirecious
The regular prices were $2.50 to $3.50.
You can have your pick for one round
Here's a trayful of Solid Gold Brooches
and Shirtwaist Pins. You can choose at
$2.50 instead of five dollars.
Here's a trayful of Diamond Rines
most of 'em worth a hundred dollars
apiece. You can choose at $69.75.
Nearby another trav filled with Sam
phire, Opal and Diamond Cluster Rings.
j-nesc were to tpoVV.W.
You can choose any one at $147.50.
Another tray filled with Solitaire Dia
monds are marked $29.50 instead of $50.
Here's a thousand dollar Ring (one big
Diamond). It's to behold for $657.50.
HERE'S a trayful of Ladies' Gold-filled
Watches $12.50 and $15.00 they
were a few days ago.
Now they all go at $7.15.
. There's a group of Ladies' Solid Gold
Watches; they were $28.00 and $30.00
solid gold, mind you now $15.50.
'And, best of all, Solid Gold Bracelet
Watches, up to $50.00,. are offered at
, MenV$18.00 and $20.00 Watches are placed
in one group at $9.85. Deuber-Hampden
Watches, worth $25.00, are now $13.75.
Even the famous Howard Watches are re
duced : $40.00 ones for $29.50 ; $65.00 ones for
$47.50. The hundred and fifty dollar Howards
for $119.50. The original prices on Howard
Watches are plainly printed on the boxes by the
makers. And the number of the watch is also
on the box.
So you simply can't go wrong !
rpHIS story is exceeding the space limit
-1- again, so I am obliged to conclude for
today. I could tell how all the Cut Glass is half
price. All the Umbrellas are half price. All
the fine Stationery is half price.
A LL the Clocks, the Silver and the Sil
ver Plate are reduced one-fourth,
one-third and one-half.
To print the details would take pages of this
You must join the crowds and see the spirited
buying to understand what the sale means to
And if you're "not ready to do your Christmas
buying yet" you can do as hundreds have done
already: Select the things you want now, pay
a small deposit, and get them later. .
Door open again tomorrow from 9 A. M.' to
6 P. M. Saturdays, of course, till 10 P. M.
And now I am going to join the crowds of
buyers on the main floor, to see and to hear and
to help whenever I can for the hum of a big
business is calling.
TT7HEN it's all over, we shall take a lot
of satisfaction in the fact that, like
Samuel Wilberforce, whom they used to call
Soapy Sam," "because," he explained, "I'm
always in 'hot water,' but I always come out
with clean hands !"
I thank you,
GEORGE FPwANCIS ROWE.
JEWELERS & SILVERSMITHS
Broadway and Washington Sts.
The machine-gun rattle of the com
pressed air rlvetera comes from the sec
tion where the huce steel scans are
being- put together as fast as steel can
De unioaaea zrom tne cars.
On the assembling deck, built outJ
into the river, are four of the big
spans, three entirely completed and
the fourth practically done. Within a
week, the work of putting- together the
fifth span will begin. Shortly there
after, one of the masses of steel will
be shifted onto floats, hauled into po
sition and placed on the piers which
are waiting to receive it.
Five Pfera JJon ok Island Side.
On the Vancouver end, also one of
the concrete piers is completed and
the submarine excavation for the two
bigger piers, which will support the
lift span and- towers. At this point,
where ships must pass, the water is of
Five piers have been completed on
the Hayden Island side of the main
river, and excavation and piling work
on the others is proceeding. The 128
foot piledriver, the largest in the world
it is said. Is still dropping its two-ton
weight on the sticks of Oregon fir,
which form the basis for the concrete
Construction of the fill across Hay
den Island also has progressed so far
that it probably will be completed be
fore schedule time.
Slough Section Waning Steel.
The Oregon Slough section is wait
ing for steel the piers are in and
ready to reaetve their burden. The
long fill between Oregon Slough and
Columbia Slough has been practically
In Columbia Slough the concrete
piers are completed or were until
about 1000 cubic yards of sand tumbled
down against one of them. E. . IXow-
rd. the overseeing engineer, says that
the clay pn the banks of the slough
could not stand the weight of the sand
which was piled on for the fill. A elide
was aomewhat anticipated, he said, and
would not delay the completion of the
The progress of the work on the en
tire structure has been favored by ex.
celleirt weather, but it would take some
mighty hard storms to make the men
lay off from the work, according to
Portland Will Wake Up
PET STOCK CLUB FORMED
T. P. Kennedy Chosen President of
A meeting at the residence of Walter
Kenworthy Thursday night resulted in
the organization of the Oregon Pet and
Stock Association. Seventy-five per
sons present became charter members
of the organization. T. P. Keeney was
elected president, V. M. Young vice
president and a board of directors or
committeemen consisting of F. M.
Young, Charles A. Barter, Jj. jr. Eller
ttuLa was also appointed.
On November X7 the Oregon Pet and
stock Association will hold an exhibit
of pets, in which rabbits will be espe
cially favored. It is expected that the
secretary of the National Pet and Stock
Association will then be in the city to
Employment to Be Given to 400.
FALLS CITY. Or.. Nov. (Special. 1
W4tU the resuming of operations in
And Be Like
Other Big Cities
With a Big Double Event at the
Watch Tomorrow's Papers
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the mills of the Falls City Lumber
Company in this city, it is estimated
that 400 men will be given work again.
Formerly when the output was run
ning high, men in the woods and in
the mill totaled about 500. The out
put of the Falls City mill under nor
mal operating conditions is 100.000 feet
rpTpTj HE LOVl
If .11 and tootk
I m it like a it
LOVE of comfort
some food is
Scarcely it one well within
door before he realizes that
all his unspoken desires are
being fulfilled. Little
thoughtfulness hasten to
meet him - gracious smiles
greet him-good cheer sits on
his right-perfect service-unostentatious
near always-ever. And it's
these little-very" little-things
done at the right time and in
the right way which 'get' him
Choice viands faultlessly
served" the flavor of home.
The thing that appnU.. moderate
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l 1 Hotel
71 Fincntraloction. Bvery
Ll 7:13 modern appointment. Caie
I li oJ? 00 f fineP on the Coast.
vXXJL, I gl per dar P with ue of barh.
Z pet Uy aii4 up wjtii private bath. I
Geary Street, lust oft Union Square
American Plan $1.50 a day up
Breakfast 60c Lunoh 50c Dinner S 1 .00
Matt Famous Mtais in the United States
New iteal and concrete structure. Center
of theater, cat and retail diatrlcta.
On carllnea tranaferring ail over city.
Take Municipal car line direct to door..
Motor Bus meets trains and staamera.
GEAKY A I) JONES STREETS,
Fireproof. Ownership Hanagmnt.
Offering accommodation, equipment and
location not aurpaased In San Franc! aco.
UirtM-t car service to alt entrances to Fair.
H.oo to 43.00 per day. Take Universal Baa
at our expense or Municipal streetcar with
out chtng. (Member Official l&xya. Uotu .
huruuj, tieod tui- bookie t