The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, June 30, 1918, Section One, Page 13, Image 13

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Marriage Licenses for June
Less Than Year Ago.
Records of County Clerk Show Total
of 29 6 Marriage Licenses Is
sued Since June 1 Di
vorces Reach 121.
Dan Cupid last night hung- his head In
shame. For a great blow has befallen
June, the Immortal month of brides. Not
only did the mythical god of love fall
below his record of last year, but he
allowed the Portland divorce mill to
exceed any previous record ever made.
Here is the sad, sad tale as recorded
In the bis red books in the office of
County Clerk Beveridge:
Marriage licenses for June, 298.
Divorce suits for June, 121.
County officials generally expressed
surprise at the unprecedented number
of new divorce suits filed in June. Many
and varied were the reasons offered.
Nevertheless, the fact remains that
there were more divorce suits filed last
month than ever before In' he history
of Multnomah County. The only other
months when more than 100 new suits
were filed were in April, 1917, when
102 new suits were started, and Septem
ber, 1917, when 105 new suits were In
stituted. The record for June- exceeds
the next highest month -In the local
divorce court by 16.
For a time it looked as though the
marriage license record would likewise
be broken, but during the past week
there was sv decided slackening In
the number of swains who de
termined to stand up and take
"life sentence. Considerable Inter
est was aroused in the marriage
license record, and " Cupid McGrew re
mained at his post until well after S
o'clock last evening in a futile effort
to beat the record of June, 1917, when
S98 marriage licenses were issued.
The record of June, 1917, Is expected
to stand for some time to come. . The
machinery of the Army draft was just
getting In operation at that time and
caused, say county officials, the exces
sive rush to the marriage license bureau.
prrniANS all over country
Patriotic Programme Arranged by Local
Lodge at Council Crest
r Evening of July 2.
Knights of Pythias, numbering three-
niiArtfrn nf million man at tint
outbreak of the war were. among the
first lodgemen to begin active war
work, will hold a patriotic celebration
in every subordinate lodge in the
United States and Canada during the
week of July 1-6.
Portland lodges, including Cosmopol
itan, Calanthe, Holms, Phalanx and
Ivanhoe, will hold a Joint celebration
at Council Crest on Tuesday evening,
July 2.
The committee, with "Happy" Harry
Hunter as chairman, has arranged
an intensely . patriotic programme.
The management of Council Crest
has , donated the use of the park
and is preparing the grounds
for the occasion. The public Is in
vited. The programme, which opens at
8 o'clock, follows: "Star-Spangled Ban
ner," Nelsen's Orchestra; song, Monte
Austin: recitation. Miss Jacobson; eons.
P. E. Holm; patriotic address, Leslie E.
Crcuch; "America."
"The Pythian order has made large
contributions to the different war
funds. More than 60,000 of its younger
members are in the service," says a
statement issued by the local lodges.
"The Pythian investment in liberty
bonds totals over $750,000. The insur
ance department has in the last 40
years paid to widows and orphans of
member! approximately $44,000,000.
"The order's strongest claim is its
patriotic devotion and loyalty to coun
try. It is often referred to as the Great
American Order of Friendship.
"A. year ago a similar patriotic cele
bration was held and, among other
things, resulted in the contribution of
many thousands at dollars to the Red
Cross and the raising jot a $500,000 fund
for the benefit of soldiers' dependents."
and yearns to do his btt in service, ha
is brooding and becoming 11L
His condition is the source of much
concern to all his neighbors and friends,
who are devoted to Louis and try to
cheer him. He was a great big chap be
fore his boy friends left for Army and
Navy service, and now his health is
poor and he has lost considerably In
To the average passer-by who does
not know this patriotic boy, he does
not appear sightless. He knows every
foot of ground at Long Beach, and
daily he meets the trains with his sleek
horse that he has fed all Winter and
his brightly painted express wagon,
which he painted himself, and delivers
trunks and packages to any cottage in
this section.
Louis' one hope is that Uncle Sam will
let him drive horses, feed and care for
them. The wonderful spirit of this poor
blind boy should make slackers thor
oughly ashamed.
Legal Fight Results la Permission to
Adopt Crippled 9-Year-Old
Mother love triumphed at the conclu
sion of a dramatic hearing before Pre
siding Judge Morrow yesterday, which
resulted In the court awarding the per
manent custody of Russell Jennings,
aged 9, to his stepmother, Mrs. Marie
Jennings. The decision denied the
right of the boy's grandparents and
aunts, living at Park City. Utah, to his
Mrs. Jennings collapsed when she
realized that she had won the custody
of her crippled stepson, and it was sev
eral minutes before friends could re
store her to consciousness. As soon as
she had recovered she hastened to the
courtroom of County Judge Taiwell,
where the last step in her frantic legal
fight was completed. She was permit
ted to adopt the boy as her own son.
Mrs. Deal Jennings HartweU, of Park
City, who appeared In the local courts
for the boy's grandparents, said they
would make no further effort to secure
the custody of the child. She and Mrs.
Jennings staged an affecting reconcil
iation in the courtroom at the conclu
sion of the hearing.
In giving the boy to the permanent
custody of his stepmother. Judge Mor
row declared that it was for the best
interests of the child. The lad testified
that he would rather remain with' his
stepmother than with his grandparents.
Touching courtroom scenes were en
acted during the hearing. At one time
when the boy thought he might be
taken from his stepmother he began
to cry and it was several minutes be
fore Judge Morrow could quiet htm.
The boy's own mother died when he
was 6 weeks old. He then remained
with his grandparents until he was
nearly S years old. when his father,
Robert Jennings, married the present
Mrs. Marie Jennings, the stepmother.
Mrs. Jennings has cared for the child
for more than six years. The boy's
father died at Caldwell, Idaho, May 4
last, and the grandparents then took
steps to procure his custody.
Clark Orchards In Clackamas Coun
ty "Will Have 52 Tons.
OREGON CITY. Or., June 29. (Spe
cial.) Clackamas County is to have a
bumper prune crop. W. 1. Clark, one
of the owners of the Clark orchard, lo
cated near Molalla, reports an unusu
ally large crop.
The Clark orchard Is situated in a
most delightful part of Clackamas
County, overlooking the Molalla coun
try. Eighty acres are in fruit, mostly
in prunes. In 1916 62 tons of prunes
were harvested, ana from all lndica
tions the crop this year will be bigger.
A day and night force of hands will
be used for drying - the fruit. Many
women will find employment, owing
to all young men having enlisted.
County Clerk' Office Patriotic.
A total of $2426 has been subscribed
in war savings stamps by the employes
of County Clerk Beveridge, according
to the complete compilation made yes
terday by Deputy Clerk Rodgers, who
had charge of the sales in that office.
This is the best record of any office in
the Courthouse, and means that the
employes subscribed an average of $60
a month.
West Coast Mills' Production
Is Close to Normal.
Excess of Shipments Over Produc
tion Durlnff Last Five Weeks To
tals 63,578, S27 Feet and
Stocks Are Much Lower.
Excess of shipments over production
by West Coast lumber mills again was
marked during the past week. The as
sociation bulletin states that the excess
amounted to 12,616.104 feet.
The aggregate excess for the last
five weeks totals 63,578.327 feet, and
has effected a big decrease in available
stocks on hand.
With orders for 63,000.000 feet of
cantonment lumber coming from the
Government in the immediate future,
the mlllmen feel assured of an excep
tional demand for their products.
Production Nearly NdrmaL,
On account of the. continued drains
on stocks, the mills have speeded up
their production to the point where the
output in the last week was within 2
per cent of normal. The total produc
tion was 75,494,424 feet. Normal produc
tion in the same group of mills has
been 76.761.000 feet. The past week's
record is the nearest approach to nor
mal that the mills have made this
Compilations just mad show that
Oregon and Washington cut an aggre
gate of 7.155,000,000 feet of lumber in
1917, of which 6.464.813.000 was Douglas
fir. These figures have Just been re
vealed by a report of the current re
ports of the Federal Forest Service.
The increase in the state of Wash
ington over the year 1916 was 77.003,
000 feet, or nearly 2 per cent, and In
Oregon 863,116,000, or 16.5 per cent.
Oregon and Washington are two of the
nine states in the country that cut
more lumber In 1917 than in the year
Cat Is Segregated.
The segregation of the cut by species
for the two years follows:
Washington 117.
looo ft.
DouRlsV fir S.507,413
Western pine...
Idaho white pine.
Hemlock .........
Sugar pine .......
White fir
Lodgepole pine...
Cottonwood ......
All others
Douglas fir. ......
Western pine.......
Idaho white pine..
Sugar pine .......
White fir
Lodgepole pine ..
Cottonwood .......
Port Orford eedar.
All others.
.' 88.2.'.5
. 197.071
. 131. 8'9
. 811.081
1000 ft.
. 409.408
. 120.647
4. BIT
. 82.725
1000 ft.
4.492 997
10OO ft.
8". 786
.2.585.423 2.221.884
Aberdeen Boys First Lieutenants.
ABERDEEN, Wash.. June 29 (Spe
cial.) Aubrey R. Archer, of this city,
and Roy Boyer, of Hoquiam, who won
second lieutenancies at the first Pre
sidio officers' training camp, have been
commissioned First Lieutenants, ac
cording to word received here. Both
boys are graduates of the local high
schools and were enlisted in Company
G. of this city, at the time of the out
break of the war.
Sntherlin Over Quota Already.
STJTHERLIN. Or, June 29. A larye
public war savings meeting was held
here last night with W. F. Buer as
chairman. A. P. Flack as secretary and
Rev. Paul Bandy delivered a patriotic
address. The butherlin quota already
has been considerably over-subscribed.
One Event Scheduled for Evening of
July 4 and Other for Night
of -July 16.
The Comrades Club of the National
League for Woman's Service will give a
dancing party July 16 at the Multno
mah Hotel, to which all enlisted men
will be invited.
On the evening of July -4 the Na
tional League for Woman's Service will
have charge of the entertainment at
the "Auditorium. William Boone will
open- the programme at 8 o'clock with
special pipe organ selections. Mayor
Baker will preside. Other features will
Include numbers by the Sons and
Daughters of Norway, the Swiss Todel
ers. the Allied Dance of the Nation by
the school children, and. the Tableau
of Nations. The national airs of the
allies will be sung. During the re
mainder of the evening the Comrades'
Club, assisted by college and high
school girls and the girls and women
representing the allied countries, will
entertain the enlisted men in the dance.
Aa invitation Is extended te fraternity
girls and to high school and college
girls to join in the entertainment. All
interested, are asked to report at Na
tional League headquarters in the
Meier & Frank store. All girls are re
quested to wear uniform costumes or
Blind Boy - of Long Beach
Would Serve Uncle Sam.
Notable Character . n Peninsula
Drives Express Waou
T ONQ BEACH, Wash., June 29. (Spe-
I I cial.) Since all the young boys at
Long Beach have gone Into service,
Louis Lynifr is grieving. Louis is one
of the notable characters on the penin
sula, and owing to an accident a few
years ago he has been made blind,
which has eliminated him from Uncle
Sam's service. . .
But Louis does not understand why
he cannot do for the Army the things
that he is doing capably for Long
Beach, and because he is a true patriot
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Screen Doors and
Window Screens
We have complete new stocks of screen
doors and window screens in all the dif
ferent styles, finishes and sizes. . Our
prices are uniformly low. Measure your
doors and windows before ordering.
Meier & Frank's: Basement.
.The- Quality. Stork 01 Portland
for other important MEIER & FRANK
shopping news for tomorrow. Come to The
Quality Store and supply all personal and
home needs for the Fourth and every other
time. Turn to our other advertisement on
the back page of this section.
Our Homefurnishings Sections Announce the July Exposition and Sale
Stammer Homef urnishin
If you haven't already supplied your furnishing needs for the Summer home it is high time you were doing so. MEIER &
FRANK'S is ready with great new stocks of Summer homefurnishings every article shows quality, dependability, character,
artistic merit. Newcomers to Portland especially will find our displays unique. Prices are to the liking of everyone.
Visit our homefurnishings sections tomorrow or later at your convenience. See our great assortments of Summer furni
ture for house, porch and garden of rugs of cretonnes of refrigerators, etc Note the uniformly low scale of pricings.
July Sale of Summer Furniture
A feature event in our July Exposition and Sale of Summer Homefurnishings is this great sale of good quality Summer
furniture. War activities are calling hundreds of new residents to Portland hundreds of new homes are in the making, of
varied degrees of comfort and elegance. And furniture is the first thought. Inspection is invited of the exceptionally varied
and desirable collection of MEIER & FRANK furniture furniture that is synonymous with quality, furniture that is well
designed, well-built, durable and artistic. Take advantage of the special prices offered during this sale.
Great Reductions on Porch and Summer Cottage Furniture
Rocker $3.98
Hardwood porch rocker, as il
lustrated above, in dark fumed fin
ish. Substantially built. Special,
$3.98. Chair to match, $2.79.
Chiffonier 814.95
Ivory enameled chiffonier, as il
lustrated above. Made with large
beveled plate glass mirror. Reg
ularly $20. Limited, number.
Toilet Table $7.98
Enameled toilet table, as illus
trated above, finished on hard
wood. The regular price of these
toilet tables is $15.50.
Rocker 85.95
Andrew Jackson hickory rocker,
as illustrated above. These rockers
are very substantially built and
will give the best of service.
Our Entire Stocks Cretonne Furniture Reduced to Exactly y2
Cretonne furniture, as you know, is very good to look at, and it is NOT expensive to buy.' A few of the savings in this sale:
$11.00 Cretonne Chair, special $5.50 1 $13.00 Cretonne Rocker, special $6.50 I $9.75 Cretonne Table, special S4.S7
$13.00 Cretonne Chair, special $6.50 $12.00 Cretonne Table, special $0.00 I $5.50 Cretonne Stool, special $2.75
Stool 95c
Hardwood stool, as illustrated
above. Finished in waxed golden.
This is an exceptionally good bar
gain at this low price.
Table 813.95
Jacobean oak table in William
and Mary design, as illustrated
above. 42-inch top, 6-foot exten
sion. Regularly $16.50. 'Other
sizes reduced proportionately.
Make Your Own Terms in Reason
On furniture purchased in this sale, as on all furniture we carry,
you can, if desired, take advantage of our most liberal credit offer
make your own terms in reason.
Meier &
Mattress 812.49
Another special sale of the
fort mattresses of 40 pounds
felted cotton, covered in art
tick. Full size. Regularly $15.
Tabic 82.98
Breakfast tabic, as illustrated
above. Round or square tables in
waxed finish. Specially priced
during this sale at only $2.98.
rank'a: Furniture Sjhop, Klghth Kloor.
Gay New Summer Cretonnes
The largest and best collection of
cretonnes in Portland will be found at
MEIER & FRANK'S. Cretonnes serve
a myriad of purposes. They may b
used as. decorative hangings, up
holsteries, wall coverings, furniture
coverings, pillow covers and for many
practical novelties such as knitting
bags, school bags and lamp shades.
We have a wonderful assortment of
gaily covered cretonnes for the beach
or country home. Very attractive de
signs. We call to your attention the
following specials cretonnes, 89c;
hand-blocked chintzes, 65c and 95c; hand-blocked linens, $3.75.
Cretonne Pillows Special 82.49
A splendid selection of cretonne pillows in nearly every imaginable
color combination on display and sale at $2.49. Round and square
pillows of fine quality linens.
Famous "Vudor" Porch Shades
We are sole Portland agents for .famous Vudor porch shades the
best made. Vudor shades will transform the porch into a cool, restful,
inviting room on the hot Summer days. In brown and green- Prices
range from $3 to $11, according to size.
Meier A Frank's: Seventh Floor. Sixth Street.
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Summer Floor Coverings
Our big Seventh Floor Rug
Shop is filled to overflowing with
all that is desirable and good in
Summer rugs. So many kinds are
on display that this brief informa
tion can give you only the slightest
idea of what you will find. Come
in person and see the displays. A
splendid showing of
New Imported
Summer Rugs
These imported rugs are particularly suitable for bedroom and Sum
mer porch use. In beautiful light colors and designs. All sizes. Size
4:6x7:6 feet, $7.50; size 6x9 feet, $10; size 8x10 feet, $15; size 9x12
feet, $17.50.
Famous "Deltox" Grass Rugs
We have a large selection of Deltox graBs rugs in all the popular
colorings light blue, light gray, rose, tan and green. Size 4:6x7:6
feet, $5; size 6x9 feet, $8; size 8x10 feet, $11; size 9x12 feet, $13.50.
New Rag Rugs All Colors and Sizes
Meier A Frank's: -Rug Shop. Seventh Floor.
Sale Porch Swings $4.95
As an extra incentive to have
people buy their Summer goods
offer ' this splendid special in
good quality porch swings. Porch
swings made of selected oak in
fumed finish. Four-foot size,
complete with substantial non
rust adjustable chains and ceil
ing hooks. Only a limited num
ber at this very special price.
Other Summer Goods at Low Prices
Special 6ale close woven hammocks in neat combinations of colors,
made with spreaders, pillow and side drapes. Special, $1.79.
Woven hammocks in pretty combinations of weaves. Made with
side drapes and spreaders. Priced $1.50 to $3.75.
Swinging couch hammocks for porch, sun room or lawn use. Desir
able patterns in khaki duck, striped canvas and cretonne tapestry.
Priced $17 to $85.
Four-passenger lawn swings, made of hardwood. Full bolted swings
with red frames and natural varnished Beat. Priced $10. Juvenile
size for two children priced $5.50. "
Hardwood settees that fold flat and have double braced back are
priced at $1.50.
Meier & Frank's: Bummer Goods Section. Fifth Floor.
Sanitor Refrigerators $45
The Importance of a good re- r
fngerator these days cannot be
over-estimated, because it is
very close to the public health.
To keep food good and sweet
and in a clean place is one of
the major rules of sanitation in
the home.
The Sanitor refrigerator is a
high-grade refrigerator. The
outer case is of highly finished
kiln-dried oak, thoroughly in
sulated and lined with one-piece
porcelain no. cracks, seams or
joints. With full rounded cor-
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jucra. i)j iuuicb jug emu o u I
inches high; 100 lbs. ice ca- syl I
naeitv. Made bv the manufac- -JSS
turers of the famous Bohn
Syphon refrigerators.
Make Your Own Terms in Reason
On the Sanitor refrigerator, as on all other refrigerators we carry,
you can, if desired, make your own terms in reason.
Meier & Frank's: Sixth Floor. Fifth ptreet.
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