THE SUNDAY OREGONIAN. PORTLAND, XOVE3IBEK 5, 1916. 15 MEMORIES OF TIMES SWAY HARD y Portland's Struggle to Relieve Distress of Unemployed Is Recalled by Voters. EXPENSE TO PUBLIC HEAVY Private Aid, Associated Charities find Salvation Army Taxed to V Iiimit During Adminlstra-' " , tion. of Mr. Wilson. Portland's struggle to relieve the dis tress of the unemployed during: the administration of President Wilson Is influencing hundreds of citizens to vote for a return ' to Republican policies. Every resident of the city remembers the relief measures necessary during: the last few Winters, and realizes that the situation was not remedied until the effects of war prosperity became evident. The official records show that the city has spent $118,606 and the county $27,867.72 on special relief measures for the unemployed during the Wilson administration. Detailed accounts of how this money was applied appeared in The Oregonian yesterday and Fri day. But the expenditure of public money was only one phase of this work, made necessary by Democratic hard times, brought on particularly by the Underwood tariff. Private relief work was also a big factor in taking care of the large bodies of men thrown out of employment. Soup Houses Established. The establishment of "soup" bouses Jn various parts of the city, where meals were furnished men at a nom inal expenditure, was one of the relief measures adopted. 'The place known as the Working Men's Club, which was established on Front street by Ben Sel ling, was one outgrowth of this move ment Meals were furnished at the place at less than actual cost. During the existence of the place, from No vember 6. 1914.- to March 1, 1916, a total of nearly 400,000 meals were served to the unemployed, made jobless by "Dem ocratic prosperity." The place was only discontinued last Spring, when the ef fects of war prosperity began to be felt in Portland. Another soup house, which had. an existence during about the same pe riod, was that established by William Margulis on Burnside street. It served thousands of 5-cent meals to unem ployed working men, and was finally discontinued for the same reason as the Working Men's Club. Many other houses In the city served cheap meals es a sideline for the Benefit of unem ployed men, who were often compelled to take up another notch in their belt rather than eat. Repetition la Feared. Speaking of the situation yesterday, Ben Selling said: "It is my unqualified, opinion that unless Mr. Hughes is elected President next Tuesday, that we will have a repe tition of unemployment only greatly increased over the years 1914 and 1915. I believe further that If by any un foreseen circumstances Mr. Wilson ehould unfortunately be President at the close of the war. that practically universal bankruptcy would be the con dition of the United States. And it is only out of consideration for the wel fare of the working people of this city that I so strongly urge the election of Mr. Hughes next Tuesday." - More than 48,000 beds and meals fur nished by the Industrial Department of the Portland Salvation Army for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1916, is one record made by the Democratic administration. And that was for a year which is admittedly not so bad from the standpoint of unemployment as previous years In the administration of President Wilson. The report for the year shows: Beds furnished for labor, 9771; beds fur nished free. 2781: meals furnished for labor. 27,979; and meals furnished free, 7818. Other Relief Given. This Is but a portion of the work of the Salvation Army, necessitated, by the hard times. Their work also In cluded the giving of large quantities of baskets during Christmas and relief work conducted among families all over the city. The Men's' Resort, on Fourth and Burnside streets, has been one of the Institutions in the city which has been compelled to bear the brunt of the hard times during the present admin istration. A report for the year end ing March 81, 1916, shows that institu tion to have furnished 12,423 beds and to have given 3718 meals. During the previous year, which is considered to have been the worst from the stand point of unemployment in the city of Portland, the Men's Resort fed 7800 men frees and sheltered 7100 men free of charge. In addition 10,000 men con tributed a nominal sum for what they received in the way of food and lodaring. " The Associated Charities, which re cently changed its name to the Public Welfare Bureau, has also been com pelled to assist thousands during the present administration. The records of that organization show that for the fis cal year ending October, 31, 1916, a to tal of 1376 families, single women and homeless men were assisted. For the preceding year families, single women and homeless men to the number of 2497 were assisted. Fourteen Charities Taxed. This is but a small portion of the work found necessary in Portland be cause of the unemployed situation dur ing the early part of the Wilson ad ministration. All of the 1 charitable organizations in the city were taxed to their utmost to handle, even in a small measure, the situation. In addi tion, work done by churches and indi viduals reached into thousands of dol lars. Relief workers are unanimous in de claring that the situation was one such as they had never before experienced. TRIBUTES OF LOVE ARE PAID AT FUNERAL OF SEID BACK Orient and Occident Mingle in Sympathetic Understanding at White Temple, as Last Rites Are Said for Chinese Philanthropist and Merchant- BY BEN HUR LAMPMAN. A GROUP of men with bowed heads trod slowly down the central aisle of the White Temple yes terday afternoon. Before them the al tar was hidden with great chrysanthe mums, green ferns and glowing roses. Behind them was borne a casket of gray. Its silver handles gleaming in the semi-dusk. As by one Impulse the hun dreds arose from the filled pews, from the gallery and the ante-room. Rev erently they stood, and the soft tones of the organ swept about them. Seid Back, son of Seid Tow King and China, an honored gentleman of Ore gon, was with bis friends for the final hour before Kiverview and rest. Framed in roses, a life-sized likeness of the well-loved philanthropist and merchant, stood by the pulpit. The great church chamber was very quiet. Side by side they sat. Oriental and Caucasian, in silks and cotton, in broadcloth and second-hand, met to pay tribute to a common friend. It had been Seid Back's wish that his friend of many years. Rev. George Campbell, of McMinnvile, might con duct his funeral service, but a sudden illness prevented this, and in his stead Rev. George B. Whitman, himself a missionary of long service In China, opened the service with prayer. "May the good that was in his life be reflected in others," petitioned the minister. "May those traits that have endeared him to many be preserved in his family and his friends." Sympathy Is for Widow. With the closing . words a rustle crept through the crowded church. Above it. rose the low sobbing of the widow, black gowned and veiled. A thousand glances of sympathy turned toward her. Speaking from his long years of as sociation and work with the Chinese people, and voicing his regret that he had not known Seid Back, Rev. Mr. Whitman with deep feeling, but kindly forbearance, attacked the prejudice of race, cited the -strong virtues of the Chinese people and expressed his un derstanding affection for a people that had produced a man "such as this huge assemblage is met to honor in memory." "Some day that time will come," he prophesied, "when we of Amefica will recognize all races as our equals." He spoke of the attributes of the dead merchant, of his charity, his warmth of heart and sense of responsibility to the community. "The question of race is a question that Is altogether aside it is those things that have endeared him to you!" Tribute Is Thrilling. Loyalty to a friendship, he declared to be inherent with the brothers of the Orient, and to his lips sprang a tribute eo genuine and impetuous that his auditors thrilled to hear it. "If I were in a place where my life depended unon the watch of any human being, I 'would rather entrust that watch to one of my Chinese friends than, to anyone I know." His eyes kindled. "You cannot do them a kind ness," he asserted, "but it comes back to you, in a measure heaped to over flowing." For a moment he looked upon the mass of white bloom that covered the kindly clay. "I am here this afternoon to lay my tribute with yours upon that coffin . . . and to pay tribute to the Chinese people. As one who was "an intimate friend and acquaintance of Seid Back for many years," Judge Henry E. McGinn was introduced by Dr. E. H. East. Few debts of friendship have been paid in eloquence as this one was. Judge Mc Ginn spoke slowly, searching his way through an evident maze of emotion until the fire came into hl3 voice and the words leaped in phrases of feeling beauty. Seid Back's Arrival Told. He spoke of the treaty of 1868. known as the Burlingame treaty, permitting the entrance of Chinese to America. Also of the measures that were after ward necessary to check the flood, lest disaster attend the process of assimi lation. This, he said, he felt in his heart was Just, yet he was prepared to speak for the splendidly human quali ties of the Chinese race. "Of those who came under the Bur lingame treaty, when he was but 17 years of age, without friends, without money and without the language of the new land, was the one in whose mem ory we are now congregated. Seven teen years of age when he came here not yet 65. His own way to make, and nobody to make it but himself. Briefly he sketched the rise of Seid Back from common laborer to honored affluence. "Think of it the boy that came here without friends, to become the medium of communication between the white man and the yellow man." "You might have asked the bankers. or the cannerymen. How good is Seid Back's word? They would have told you. The cannerymen would have said, "He put up our fish for us and we had no writing. We did not need a writ ing.' Not according to the letter of the contract, but according to the spirit. Seid Back Kindly Man. For almost 50 years, said Judge Mc Ginn he had known many men, men of business, of science, of letters, men of culture and wide prominence. Yet "I have no hesitancy in saying that in all those years I never knew a kinder man than Seid Back. Why, there never was an old dog that was driven away by Seid Back, or that he would suffer to be driven. That's something to say for him, isn't it? There never was a man that came to him for employment, that he did not find something for him to do. Dr. Whitman is right In saying that the Chinese have many spiritual traits which it would be well for the white race to Imitate." His voice lowered a bit. and he smiled whimsically. "Should the good Lord give me a long life." he ventured, "and should I sit on the western piazza waiting for the sun to go down, I probably will not be able to recall any friendship dearer to me than that of my good Chinese friend, Seid Back." He quoted Robert Ingersoll's com ment on the death, of the actor, Law rence Barrett. "'Will the curtain rise again? Will the scenes be shifted on another stage? Hope whispers "yes." Reason says "perhaps." There was no . infidelity there, said Judge McGinn, rather the trust that somewhere there is a meeting place of old friends. "It is implanted in all of us, and we cannot rid ourselves of belief." he said. Acquaintance Held Privilege. "I shall remember with great grati tude that it was my privilege, in my pilgrimage through this world, to have known this splendid Chinese gentle man. He was a true man In every re lation of life. . He has nothing to fear now." A pause, while something came into his voice that was not eloquence. "I loved this man whilst he was living. I reverence his memory now. Dear, good friend, goodby." Of the last hours of Seid Back a few words were spoken by his at tendant physician. Dr. E. II. East, who had long betn his close friend. "He who is not ready to live is not ready to die." declared Dr. East. "And he who is not ready to die is not ready to live. When the time came for our departed friend I saw a scene that all of you would have loved to witness. 'Papa,' they said to him. Papa!' Seid Back lifted his eyes to them. Tray, he told them. 'Only prayer to Jesus will help or can help.' And so he crossed the river on the only bridge that crosses from earth to Heaven. God bless his memory." . The Rev. Chang Sing Kal. whose daughter Is the wife of Seid Back's only son, Seid Gain, more widely known as Seid Back, Jr., spoke in the Chinese language. A man of forceful eloquence is he, though his Caucasian hearers must content themselves with the sub tie changes of voice, gestures and the play of the expression. Yet words of English were scattered through, as the speaker sought for freedom of expres sion. "Nearer to God ... good bye . . . don't cry . . . God took Seid Back! . . . and meet again." Favorite Hymn Is Sung. The service concluded with the sing ing of Seid Back's favorite hymn, "Pass Me Not, O. Gentle Savior." by the White Temple quartet, and with prayer in the Chinese tongue, offered by the Rev. Lm Toung, pastor of the local Cninese Baptist. Mission. The solo hymn, "Some Day He'll Make It Plain to Me." as interpreted by Ml Anna Johnson, was of rare vocal beau ty and sympathy. The funeral cortege, a glistening line of- motors in the fading afternoon, passed In review to Eleventh street. thence to Morrison, thence to' First street and so to Rlverview Cemetery, Honored of all men, the kindly Chi nese emigrant, who won respect and affection from the clutch of racial prejudice, passed to his rest. Seid Back, merchant, contractor and philanthropist, died at his ranch near Independence, on Wednesday. Novem ber 2, as the result of a malady in duced by a severe fall In September. He was born at San Way Chung Sar, in China, on November 18, 1851, and came to this country when a boy of 17 years. Since then his home has been in Portland, where he rose from laborer to wealth and influence. He was a man of many sincere f rlendshlr... Seid Back is survived by his widow and his only son. Seid Gain. The es tate is reputed to approach $1,000,000. HUGHES CAMPAIGN SONG IS COMPOSED BY PORTLAND MAN Rousing Words Are Joined With Tuneful Music Supplied by Local Girt. Composition Breathes High Patriotic Spirit. ' Orchard Specialists Employed. ROSEBURG. Or., Nov. 4. (Special.) Dan G. Middlekauf. a graduate of the Oregon Agricultural College, has been engaged as pruning and spraying spe cialist for the Overland Orchards, situ ated In Garden Valley, and managed by Charles A. Brand. HOT TEA BREAKS A COLD TRY THIS a Get a small package of HamburgBreast Tea, or as the German folks call It, "Ham burger Brust Thee," at any pharmacy. Take a tablespoonf ul of the tea, put a cup of boiling water upon it. pour through a sieve and drink a teacup full at hny time. It is the most effective way to break a cold and cure grip, as it opens the pores, relieving congestion. Also loosens the bowels, thus breaking a cold at once. It Is Inexpensive and entirely vege table, therefore harmless. Adv. . y vjr. j ' ' A V , - ANXIOUS to do his part to promote the candidacy of Charles E. Hughes, Fred R. Alexander, of Portland, has written a patriotic song which includes a tribute to the Repub lican nominee. Mr. Alexander is an op erator on the Morrison-street bridge. The song has been set to music by Miss Lucy Kirkendall, also of Portland. - Mr. Alexander had hoped to have the song in circulation earlier in the cam paign, but there was delay in securing plates for printing the music. They are being made in Chicago, and the song will be printed by a Portland bouse as soon as they arrive. Here are the words of the song: The fathers of our country came from for eign lands. Ia search of equal worship, with no stain upon their hamls. They assembled close together, brave men 'and wives so tnie. To do unto their brothers as they wished them to do. Chorus Three cheers for the Stars and i Stripes And the cause they represent. We must defend unto the end The emblem of our states. Then take off your hat to Old Glory, March with the Just and true. Salute the stars In that old flag-. For they symbolize true blue. The red. the white, the blue are true to laws of common. sense. They appeal to law and reason, honor and defense. Then lift your hat ffently, with reverence to thoco Who designed our Xation's banner and sub dued our common foes. Extra chorus Three cheers for our Chief Justice. We win see what he will do To make all nations honor us And protect our Interest, too. Then take off your hat to Old Glory, And give three cheers for HuKhe. Salute the stars In that old flair. For they drive away the blues. Three cheers for the S'.ijs and Stripes, And the cause they -present. We must defend unto the end The emblem of our states. Then take off your hat to OM Glory, And sive three cheers for Hushes. Salute the stars in that old flag-, ' ' lor they dive away the blues. '" "V fLplls KEY-NOTE MODELS ' ''Jf S'f0nB -WINTER CARS AND YEAR-' ROUND CARS J7 Designed for the 1917 Shows HBSiIlp The Mitchell Limousine Winter Gar Idea, Which Most Folks are Adopting Advance Designs Nearly Sold Out This, we believe, is our last an nouncement of Mitchell luxury models this fall. ' These are advance designs models for next year's Shows. Only a limited number were built, so we secured but few. We hope you will see them all of you before the last model is -. sold. i Many New Ideas - These Mitchell models are h;a tended to combine all the new ideas in existence. All the latest models, European and American, were examined by the Mitchell designers. You will see here, therefore, what is coming in the way of lux ury cars. ' You will see more up-to-date attractions than any other car yet combines. The One-Car Idea One car for year-'round service is the leading idea now. We at tain it in several new ways. One is a new type of Demount able Top. A handsome Sedan top, electric lighted, curtained and upholstered. The sides disappear, as in the Touring Sedan. This top on a Mitchell Touring jCar costs only $300 extra. Then there is the Springfield type Sedan, with every late im provement. An ideal year-'round model. There is the Cabriolet, conv MITCHELL MODELS S-passenger Roadster, $1325 5-passenger Touring Car, $1325 7-passenger Touring Car, $1360 Equipped with TVmountable Top Only , $300 Extra 4-passenger Cabriolet, $1775 4-passenger Coupe, $1850 7-passenger Springfield Sedan, $1985 7-passenger Limousine, $2650 jU prices f.CKb. Radnm binmg a Coupe and Roadster; There is the Mitchell Limousine and the Mitchell Coupe in which all windows disappear. You will see here dozens of new conceptions in models of these types. Smart Car Gems These Mitchell smart cars are gems. They have been designed, like the Mitchell chassis, under John W. Bate. And they repre sent his idea of efficiency. Today they are new in many particulars far in . advance of other current models. They are Mitchell advertise ments of the highest order. As such we want you to see them. But our small supply is nearly sold. So we urge you to come this week. MITCHELL MOTORS COMPANY. Inc. Racine, Wis, XL S. A. lis i i rtt r " ' tts tt-7"' ----s - - wt? i - r vv - s vay Springfield Type Sedan Windows Down Mitchell Coupe.Roadster or Cabriolet Mitchell, Lewis 6? Staver Co. East Morrison and East First Streets, Portland, Oregon M'BBIDE RATED TO WIN CLEAN CAMPAIG.V, BACKED BY CLEAN RECORD, GETS VOTES. Hard Fight for Countr Judge Cloaca Willi Supporter Confident of Success of IMoneera Son. "George M. McBrlda -will bo the next County Judge of Multnomah County," saM Secretary Smith, of the McBrlde campaign committee, last night. "He will beat his opponent by a handsome majority. Every indication from every section of the city and county point to Mr. McBrlde's triumph ia Tuesday's election. "Mr. McBrlde has made a phenomenal fight. It has been ah uphill campaign from the beginning. His record is clean, however, and be conies of a family that has lived in and peopled Oregon since 1846 a pioneer family that has left Its Impress upon the state. The McBrides have always stood for the best things in public and private life. "Mr. McBrido's father Is now sitting on the supreme bench of the State of Oregon. His grandfather was among the first ministers of the Christian Church in Oregon and served under President Lincoln as Minister to Ha waii. "Mr. McBrlde has made a clean cam paign. It stands out In striking con trast with that of his opponent." BOYS FACE THEFT CHARGE Woodbnrn Store Is Robbed and Loot Found Upon Suspects. New suits, hats and shoes, together with a long list of other articles, were stolen from the Landon Mercantile Company's store at Woodburn early yesterday morning by Albert Logan. 16 years old. and Elmer Claughton, 15 years old. it Is alleged. The boys came to Portland via Oregon City, and were arrested at First and Madison streets by City Detectives Ooltz and HowelL In two suitcases they carried several shirts, trousers, 24 Jack-knives, four razors, neckties, gloves and other plunder taken from the store. Each had donned a complete new suit of clothes, making the change In a mill near Woodburn, where they left their discarded clothes. An early morning train carried them to Oregon City, where they boarded an Interurban car for Portland. The City Marshal of Woodburn telephoned to the police, giv ing descriptions of the suspects. The Logan boy's home is in this city. Elmer Claughton says that his parents live in Seattle. Both have been wander ing through California for several months. They were returned to Wood burn yesterday. SEWER WORKERS ASK RISE Men Sow Getting $3 Daily Want Advance of 50 Cents. Because of the conditions under which they work, sewer laborers for the city . have prepared a petition to be submitted to the City Council, ask ing for an increase of SO cents a day in wages. They now receive 13 a day. In their petition they say they are required to work under conditions which are dangerous to health and life and that they are required to -provide themselves with boots and other equipment' not necessary In most ordi nary labor. LIGHT AT 1CPER NIGHT. The Sunshine Safety Lamp Co., 602 Factory Bldg.. Kansas City, Mo., has a new portable gasoline lamp which gives the most powerful home light in the world a blessing to every home not equipped with gas or electricity. 300 Candle Power at one cent per night. This remarkable lamp has no wick and no chimney, is absolutely safe and gives such universal satisfaction they are sending it to any person In the TJ. S. on 15 Days Free Trial. If you want to try It send them your name and ad dress at once. Adv. Grebham Voters to Hold Kallics. GRESHAM. Or.. Nov. 4 (Special.) Gresham voters will hold two political rallies Monday night, a Democratic meeting at Metzger'a Hall, with ex. Governor Oswald West as the speaker, and a Republican gathering in the Gresham moving-picture theater, with Don T. Orput. of the University of Wis consin, and Judge Robert T. Morrow and local candidates In the limelight. J. M. GARRISON IS BURIED Xative Vanililll County Farmer Sur vived by Widow and Children. M'MIXXVILLK. Or.. Nov. 4. (Spe cial.) .Joseph M. Garrison, whose fu neral was held here yesterday after noon, was born in Yamhill County Oc tober 28, 1847. in a pioneer family of 14 children. Mr. Garrison, on Septem- Humphreys' Seventy-seven For Grip, Influenza COLDS The first stage of a Cold is, diminu tion in the size of the bloodvessels, producing paleness, chilliness, shivers or rigors, with goose-flesh, a disposi tion to put on extra clothing, to creep towards the fire, to take stimulants and hot drinks, this Is the stage of depres sion. The use or "Seventy-seven" at this stage gives the best results, and is al most sure to break up the Cold. "Seventy-seven" contains nothing harmful or Injurious and leaves no bad after effects. A small vial of pleasant pellets fits the vest pocket, handy to carry, easy to take. Dc at all Drug Stores In all America. TONIC TABLETS ( HUMPHREYS') . For the convalescent, for tho weak and th wsary- Price. 1.00. at ail Drug Stores or sent C. O. D. . Humphreys," Borneo Medicine Co IBS 3Yll-m btreet. Kw York. her 19, 1S69, married Miss Elixa J. Derby, who was born at The Dalles In 1S52 while her parents were cn ri. ute to Oregon from the Kast. His widow survives him. together with one son, Fred M. Garrison, of Me--Minnville, Mrs. M. O. Martin and Mrs. Mizner, also of this city. He nad bom a resident of this county practically all his life, following farming until hid retirement a few years ago. It was early in tns Christian era thnt the pe.ioh was introduced to Southern Kurops from tho K.itt. It did not reach Uniaia until the llth century. WHAT THE DOCTOR KNOWS. KIDNEYS MUST BE RIGHT TO INSURE HEALTH. Few people realize to what extent their health depends upon the condi tion of the kidneys. The physician in nearly all cases of serious Illness makes a chemical anal ysis of the patient's urino. He knows that unless the kidneys are doing their work properly the other organs tan not readily lo brought back to health and strength. When the kidneys are neglected or abused in any way, eorious results are sure to follow. According to health sta tistics. Bright's Disease, which is really an advanced form of kidney trouble, caused nearly ten thousand deaths irt one year in the stato of New Vorlc alone. Therefore, It is particularly necessary to pay more attention to the health of these Important organs. An ideal herbal compound that has had remarkable success as a kidney remedy Is Dr. Kilmer' Swamp-Root, the great kidney, liver and bladder remedy. Tbe mild and healing influence of this preparation, in most cases, is soon realized, according to sworn statements and verified testimony of those who have used the remedy. When your kidneys require atten tion, get Swamp-Root at once from any pharmacy. It Is sold by every druggist in bottles of two sizes 50o and 11.00. However, If you wish first to test this great preparation, send ten cents to Dr. Kilmer & Co., Binghamrbn. X. Y., for a sample bottle. When writing be sure and Tnention The Portland. Sunday Oregonian.