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THE SUNDAY OREGONUX. PORTLAND. FEBRUARY 11, 1917.
YET IS UNDECIDED
Council Postpones Action Until
TWO COURSES ARE STUDIED
Council Either May Add $26,000 to
Contract and Let Mr. Pederson
Finish Job or Take Over
Entire 'Work Itself.
' Pending submission to the City Coun
cil by Whitehouse & Fouilhoux, archi
tects, of a complete statement of ex
penditures and balances in the fund for
construction of the Public Auditorium,
the Council has withheld decision in the
dilemma cauated by the general con
tractor. Hans Pederson, being financial
ly unable to complete the building on
present terms. The Council considered
the subject in detail at a meeting yes
terday and will decide after figures
The financial stress has been brought
on by firms that have been furnishing
material. Mr. Pederson, owing to
heavy losses, has been unable to meet
the bills of the material men and they
now refuse, to furnish more material
and Mr. Pederson Is blocked.
Two Dlans are open for the Council.
One is an offer made by the material
firms to the effect that if the city ap
propriates $26,000 additional to the con
tract price, they will go ahead and fin
ish the building under Mr. Pederson's
fiunervislon. The other Is for the city
to annul the contract and complete the
building by force contract.
Engineer Makes Error.
The $26,000 additional appropriation
ought covers the amount of an error
made by an engineer who compiled the
original bid of Mr. Pederson. .At the
time of opening bids the engineer faint
ed in the Council chamber on seeing his
mistake. Mr. Pederson tried to get out
of accepting the contract, but the Coun
cil forced him to take It. In addition
to the J26.000 loss, Mr. Pederson says
he will lose $16,000 owing to the in
rronRAfi cost of labor and materials.
The building is 46 per cent completed.
On monthly estimates based on work
completed the city has paid Mr. Peder
son $150,000. This has fallen about
$60,000 short of being enough to en
able Mr. Pederson to keep up with his
bills. The contract price on the build
ing Is $325,000. which, leaves $170,000
vet to be paid Mr. Pederson by the city,
it has been fierured that Mr. Pederson
cannot finish the structure for less than
$212,000, which means a loss to nun, on
the nresent basis, of $42,000.
Difficulties due to strikes on other
nrolects being handled by Mr. Pederson
are said to have figured in his present
Should the city refuse to allow the
$26,000 It will have to take over and
complete the building. It Is said this
would entail an additional cost of more
.than $26,000 owing to the fact that' the
present sub-contractors could not be
bound by the city, their dealings being
entirely with Mr. Pederson. To get new
sub-contracts would Involve advanced
nrlces over ti resent contract prices ow
ing to the heavy advances In labor ana
materials. Also this course wouio in
volve probably a long delay In the
City Attorney La Roche ald yesterday
that the bondsmen of Mr. Pederson
could be forced to complete the build
ing, but this would involve a possible
delay of a year or a year and a half In
Contractor Willing: to Continue.
Mr. Pederson wishes to go ahead with
the work. He is willing to accept the
losses. Material men on the other hand
want to be assured of their money and
therefore refuse to go ahead furnishing
material under present conditions. If
the Council should give the $26,000 out
of available money in the Auditorium
fund, the material men will agree to go
ahead, allowing Mr. Pederson to super
vise construction, but handling the
xnonev through a committee of three to
he appointed by the material men. The
money would be paid out to labor first
and the rest pro-rated among the other
ereedltors. The money would be paia
as work progresses, which Is the ar
rangement of payment now. Mr. Peder
son under that arrangement would suf
fer all losses outside the $26,000 error.
Mavor Albee called the Council s at
tention yesterday to the fact that it
was understood by the Council at the
time the contract was given that Mr.
Pederson would be given relief if th
losses which he said faced him, mate
The city has been trying to get the
building completed In time for the Rose
festival and the National Education
DR. LINDLEY IS HONORED
tTuivcrslty Club Will Give DInnei
t for Hint on Friday.
The University Club will give a din
ner on Friday evening, February 16
for all college men in honor of Dr.
Ernest Hiram Llndley, professor of
philosophy and psychology at Indiana
University, and visiting professor at
Reed College. Dr. Llndley has attracted
widespread attention by the very in
teresting and successful lecture
courses which he is now giving in
Portland, and he has a well-deserved
reputation as an excellent after-dinne
All college men In Portland, whether
members of the University Club or not,
nro invited to attend the dinner. They
it re requested to make reservations by
telephoning the clv. The dinner will
1 at t:3u ana win cost i a person.
JOSEF HOFMANN WILL APPEAR
AT HEILIG ON FEBRUARY- 17
Great Pianist Fulfills All Predictions as Musical Genius Made for Him by
Press of Europe and America Only Few Tears Back.
JOSEF HOFMANN, PIANIST.
2 PROGRAMMES TO
BE GIVEN MONDAY
"Chamber of Commerce to En
tertain Noon and Night
CONCERT FOR STRANGERS
FEW years ago when Josef Hof
mann, who gives a recital at the
Heillg February 17, direction
Steers & Coman, waa approaching the
maturity of art that now places him In
the forefront of musical genius, the
press of two continents continued to
conjecture upon the possibilities that
the future held in store for him. On
all sides the verdict prevailed that the
brilliant pianist would one.' day stand
alone, an artist of the keenest sensi
bilities, a performer of profound in
sight, poetry and scholarship. . . .
Hofmann's technic has always been
astounding, and he has used It In a way
that impressed the initiated and dis
criminating musical listener,, and not
tJ dazzle the public There was a big
ness and saneness about him that was
far above any cheap sensationalism; a
reserve and calmness born of strength
These were the telling attributes that
stood out sharply whenever the artist
war analyzed. Such qualities so allied
could only be found in a man who was
destined for a career of the rarest and
It is Interesting to note how Mr. xiof
mann has fulfilled the expectations of
his musical and critical admirers, Each
season he has come to America has
demonstrated the fact that he was be
yond questoln a pianist and a man of
gigantic dimensions, and year by year
he has forged toward the front through
sheer ability. He is admired above all
other present-day piano geniuses.
Patrons of Leading Hotels Invited
to Evening Performance by Ro
. earlan Band C. W. Pub
ton to Talk: at Noon.
Two big programmes at the Cham
ber of Commerce, one at noon and one
in the evening, . will commemorate
Lincoln's birthday tomorrow.
The first will be the programme of
the members' council, at which ex-
Senator Charles W. Fulton will be the
orator .and the second will be the big
concert by the Royal Rosarlan band
at 8 o'clock. In the main dining-room
of the Chamber.
The Royal Rosarlan Quartet, consist'
ing of Albert S. brown, Harry Miles
Whetsel, Thomas H. Williams and
Walter Hardwick, will be featured In
both programmes, and at the members
council luncheon the Quartet will sing
a series of patrlotlo songs.
Prime Minister. Dean Vincent has
taken a new step In making the con
cert of the band widely popular by
se.ndlng Invitations to out-of-town
guests at all of the leading hotels and
their friends to attend the concert.
Following Is the programme an
nounced by Director Joel B. Ettmgert
Overture, "Egmont" (Beethoven)
Royal Rosarlan Band; "Metropolitan
Excerpts" (Tobanl). including "Queen
of Sheba." from "Tannhouser"; "Nieb-
elungen," from "Pagllaccl"; "Invlta-
tlon a la Valse," "Cavalleria Rustlcana,
"Second Hungarian Rhapsody," Royal
Rosarlan Band; contralto solo, "Calm
as the Night" (Bohm), Mrs. Elbert C
Peets; medley. "Classic Oems" (Trenk
ler-Reeves), containing "Paris March.
"Introduction to Light Cavalry," "Lo
hengrin," "Schubert Serenade," "Bird
Polka." "Blue Danube Waltz," (inci
dental solos by various instrumental
Ists), Royal Rosarlan Band; tenor solo,
Ah, Love, but a Day" (Beach). Albert
Romantic Suite, "A Day In Venice,'
Nevln (a) "Alba, Dawn"; (b) "Gonde-
leria": (c) 'Venetian Love Song": (d)
XJood Night," Royal Rosarlan band
Contralto and tenor duet. "Parting,'
Neidlinger, Mrs. Peets and Mr. Brown.
Grand American FantaBla, .Bendlx.
Popular and patriotic songs of the
North and South, commencing with
Yankee Doodle" and concluding with
The ' Star-Spangled Banner," Royal
Rosarlan band. E. C. Peets, manager
Joel B. Ettinger. musical director.
SIX SPEEDERS ARE JAILED
REVOLT PLOT IS CHARGED
Cuban- Civil ' and Military Autlior-
- ties Accused,
HAVANA, Feb. 10. Aurello Hevla,
Secretary of the Interior, notified the
civil and military authorities at an
early hour this morning, that he had
received advices of a plot against the
government .involving civil and mili
tary officials. "
It Is reported that one or more army
officers have been arrested.
POPULAR FOREST GROVE GIRL BECOMES BRIDE AT PRETTY
ASK FOR A QUARTER
OUNCE OF FREEZOIJE
Any Corn Will Dry Up and Lift
Out, Says a Cincinnati
Let folks step on your feet hereafter;
wear shoes a size smaller if you like,
for corns will never again send electric
parks of pain through you, according
to this authority.
He says that a few drops of a drug
called freezone, applied directly upon a
tender, aching corn, instantly relieves
Foreness, and soon the entire corn, root
and all, lifts out-without pain.
This drug is stifky but dries at once,
and Is aaid to simply shrivel up the
corn without Inflaming or even irri
tating the surrounding tissue.
It is claimed that a quarter of an
ounce obtained at any drug (store will
cost very little, but Is sufficient to re
move every hard or soft corn or callus
from one's feet. Cut this out. espe
cially If you are a woman reader who
years high heelSj AVU
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Judge Langgutli Falls to Hxtcnd
Six speeders out of a total of 13 ap
pearing before Municipal Judge Lang
guth yesterday were astonished when
the customary clemency of the court
became a minus quantity and jail sen
tences were substituted for fines. The
sentences Imposed vary from one to
three days. The unlucky 13 were ar
rested by Motorcycle Patrolman Frank
Jail sentences were portioned out as
follows: B. M. Tabor, 25 miles an hour
on the Broadway bridge, one day; Don
ald Freeland, 30 miles an hour on Mil
waukee street, one day; J. J. Smock,
Jitneur, 30 miles an hour on the Linn-
ton road, one day; M. C. Hall, 30 miles
an hour on Milwaukle street, one day;
L. M. Graham, 40 miles an hour on Mil
waukee street, full of fight when- ar
rested, two Sundays Jn jail; Charfes
Kelthley, 45 miles an tour on the Linn-
ton road, motorcycle, three days.
The remainder were given fines. S.
A. Patterson, 30 miles an hour on Mil
waukle street. t$; D. D. Woodard, 30
miles an hour" on Milwaukle street, $8;
R. Coatley, 30 miles an hour, $10;
Charles Renard, 30 miles an hour on
Milwaukle street. $8; II. L. Lambert, 35
miles an hour, $12.
The plea of driving at an excessive
speed on an emergency call won a con
tinuance of sentence for Dr. S. M. Mann.
Jacob Frleberger, a Third-street Jit-
neur, who failed to appear, must an
swer to a bench warrant.
SIRS. NORKIS ROGERS.
A pretty wedding was that of Norris L. Rogers and Miss Eunice
Bernard, solemnized at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
1L R. Bernard, at Forest Grove February 7 at 3 P. M.
The bride wore a gown of pink crepe de chine, with lace flounc
ing and Bilver bandings, and she carried a shower bouquet.
The couple stood under a bower of native leaves and flowers.
The bridesmaid. Miss Norma Goucher, was attired in lavender silk
with white lace trimmings and carried a basket of white and lavender
Boyce Fenton, of McMlnnvllle, acted as best man. '
Miss Hazelteen Stockman sang two beautiful solos. ,
Mrs. J. P. Hurley played the wedding march. -
The ring ceremony was used. Rev. D. C. Bevan. assisted by Rev.
A. J. Hunsaker. officiated. The guests were from McMlnnvllle, Browns
ville, Yamhill, Forest Grove and Portland. A buffet luncheon was
The bride. Is one of Forest Grove's most popular girls. The couple
will make their home in McMlnnvllle.
LINCOLN TO BE TOPIC
J. .C. ROBINSON NAMED
Kx-Portland Man With Fruit Agen
. cy at Walla Walla.
J. Curtis Robinson, for 10 years con
nected with the freight auditor's office
of the O.-W. R. & N. Company in Port
land, and recently traffic manager of
the Northwestern Fruit Exchange at
Seattle, has been appointed chairman of
the transportation and storage commit
tee of the Fruit Growers' Agency at
Walla alia, according to advices re
Mr. Robinson has had extensive ex
perlence In transportation and railroad
work and his appointment to the posi
tion with the Fruit Growers' Agency
means the beginning of a campaign
which will put the transportation of
fruit on a higher plane of efficiency and
economy It Is announced.
After spending 10 years In the freight
auditor's office of the O.-W. R. & N.
here, Mr. Robinson was promoted to
the post of rate clerk and freight agent
with H. A. Jackson, who was then gen
eral freight agent of the Spokane Falls
& Northern. He then filled the position
of overcharge claim Investigator for
the O.-W. R. & N. for a time and in
the same office be handled the claims
for the Southern Pacific. During his
work as traffic manager for the North
western Fruit Exchange he Inaugurated
Important changes In service and rates
of carriers In the apple Industry.
Mr. Robinson Is a son-in-law of John
M. McKernan, of 824 East Flanders
Beekeepers Meet at Chehalls.
CHEHALIS, Wash, -Feb. 10. (Spe
cial.) The second annual beekeepers'
convention met In the Citizens Club
rooms in this city yesterday. The
morning session was opened with an
address of welcome by N. B. Coffman
followed by an address by J. W. Ware,
or the experiment station at Fuyallup.
In the afternoon addresses were given
by Dr. J. T. Coleman and A. S. Cory, of
this city, and W. B. Cox, of Porter,
Lewis Masons to Banquet.
CHEHALIS, Wash., Feb. 10. (Sne
cial.) The second annual Lewis County
Masonic banquet is to be held in this
city Friday, February 16, In the Lleder
krans Hall. All Masons and Eastern
Stars residing in this section are In
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Pastors Select Patriot as
Theme for Sermons.
Church, where Rev. C. C. Rarick will
speak this morning on "Lfncoln as a
Man of Prayer."
Most of the patrlotlo exercises were
held in the schools Friday. The Lin
coln Memorial Society took charge of
the exercises and furnished speakers
at each of the high schools.
The -different posts of the Grand
Army of the Republic and the Wom
en's Relief Corps wll commemorate
the birthday of Lincoln at their post
meetings throughout "the week, al
though no central exercises have been
California Is about to irrigate 1,000.-
000 acres In San Joaquin Valley.
SCHOOL SERVICES HELD
Religions Life and Bearing ' of
Martyred President Will Bo
Discussed From Various
Standpoints In Churclies.
Churches, schools, patrlotlo and civic
organizations will pay tribute today
and tomorrow and throughout the
week to Abraham Lincoln, whose birth
in Hardin County, Kentucky. 108 years
ago made February 12 one of the most
eventful of the world s dates.
Chief among the testimonials - to
Lincoln's right to a place among the
Immortal men are the services In the
churches today. His life, his unswerv
In it purpose, his humanity, his kindli
ness of heart will be lauded by scores
of ministers all over the United States.
In Portland many of the churches
have provided special programmes.
Lincoln s immense significance, in
utterance, in character and Influence
as a religious factor In American life
will be the angle of Lincoln's char
acter that Dr. E. H. Pence, of West
minster Presbyterian, will speak of
Patrlotlo Sermons Scheduled.
Rev. Harold H. Grlffls, pastor of the
First Christian Church, will speak this
morning on "The Religion of Abraham
Lincoln." Rev. Mr. Grlffls will review
the life history of Lincoln with a view
to determining the nature of Lincoln's
religion. The entire morning service
will be appropriate to the birthday of
This morning at the Church of Oor
Father, Rev. William G. Eliot. Jr., the
pastor, will deliver a lecture on Lin
coln's attitude toward the church-
Two patrlotlo sermons are scheduled
for the East Side Baptist Church today.
This morning "America" will be the
subject of Dr. W. B. Hinson's sermon,
and tonight 'Lincoln" will be his
At the Pilgrim Congregational Church
tonight the patriotic address will be
made by Wallace McCamant, Justice of
the State Supreme Court, president of
the Oregon Society of the Sons of the
American Revolution and a member of
other local patriotic organizations. The
entire service will be devoted to Lin
coln's birthday. The evening service
will begin at 7:80 o clock.
Norman C. Thorne will speak' bn
Lincoln at the Waverleigh Heights
Congregational Church tonight at 7:30
Rev. Warrea Hone to Speak.
At the Atkinson Memorial Congrega
tional Church the subject of the even
ing will be "Lincoln's Training and
Opportunity," and at the morning serv
Ice "The Qualities of Greatness in
Abraham Lincoln. Rev. Warren Morse,
the pastor, will be the speaker on both
At Centenary Methodist Church at 11
o'clock Rev. C. E. Cllne, himself a vet
eran of the Civil War. will deliver the
Lincoln memorial address.
Dr. John H. Boyd, pastor of the First
Presbyterian Church, will use as a sub
ject tonight "The Happiness of the
Great-Souled. ' a Lincoln sermon.
Lincoln will - be the Inspiration for
sermons in the Piedmont Presbyterian
Church tonight, when Dr. A. L. Hutch
ison will speak on Our War Presl
gent." &na at the. Ceatral Me.th.od.ut
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