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THE. 3lOR:i(- OREGOXIAN, THURSDAY. DECEMBER 19, 1907.
MUST BE ORDERLY
Oregon Brewers Will Aid in
Regulation of Drmk-Sel-ing
SECRET CONFERENCE HELD
rsi-.Monllil.v Meeting or State Brew
ers' Association In Portland At
tended by Itcprcsentativcs of
Plants in. Other States.
With a ilojrree of secrecy presumed to
correspond to its importance to the
brewery interests of the state, the bi
monthly meeting of the Oregon Brewers'
A.'soclution was -ld in a suite of rooms
t tlie Imperii", Hotel yesterday. While
it is generally believed decisive steps
were taken by the brewers to counteract
the campaign of the anti-saloon leaguers
to place Oregon in the prohibition col
umn, not a brewer who attended the
meiting would confirm that suspicion.
Aside from admitting that the associa
tion Indorsed the recommendation of the
National Brewers' Association to regu
late mine strictly the conduct of the
saloon business. Pual Wessinger, presi
dent of the association, declined to di
vulge the proceedings of the meeting.
Other officers of the association were
Just as non-committal as President "Wes
singer. F. G. Deckebach, of Salem, is
secretary of the association. '
It Is considered significant that the as
sociation was in executive, session from
2 o'clock until nearly 6 o'clock yesterday '
afternoon, or an excess of time in which
to transact he usual routine of business
that Is presented for consideration. The'
rapidity with' which sentiment favorable
to absolute ohibltion throughout the
country has spread is known to have
been the subject for serious considera
tion at the hands of Oregon's beer manu
facturers at yesterday's meeting. Repre
sented at the meeting were delegates
from every one of the 12 breweries in the
Fiate and the unanimous indorsement by
tlie association of the action of i the Na
tional Association in recommending the
si ricl regulation f the saloons Is taken
to Indicate a keen appreciation of the
situation in Oregon and the urgent need
for taking immediate steps to combat a
sentiment that is making for state pro
hibition. By indorsing the action of the Na
tional Association, the Oregon brewers
have gone on record as opposing further
toleration of the saloon whose manage
ment disregards city ordinance and state
law. By its action the Oregon Brewers'
Association ha.- declared specifically that
its support will be extended only to those
resorts that conduct their business
strictly In accordance with legal restric
tions that have been imposed. It means
that no longer will the dive or the ille
gal saloon be permitted to continue wit.i
the consent and Indorsement of the
"The brewers' association positively is
opposed to the vicious element in the
saloon Business, ' sam aui wessin0er,
president of the association, after the
meeting. "It is not our desire to encour
age the maintenance of resorts in vio
lation of establisiic-u city ordinance or
stale statute. For that reason we today
indorsed the action of the. National As
sociation In declaring for the more strict
regulation of the saloon. Aside from
that action we did not proceed in any
manner to resist the cam; algn that is
being outlined by the anti-saloon element.
There is nothing in the report that we
have- engaged the services of P. E. Reed
or the services of any other man to op
pose the work that may be undertaken
by tlie prohibitionists. We are iot on
the offensive, neither ore rt on the de
fensive, only in so fir as we are desir
ous of maintaining that condition which
society requires in relation to the liquor
The importance of the meeting was
apparent from the fact that H was at
tended by a representative from every
one of the 12 breweries doing business in
the state, together with agents represent
ing breweries from the states of Wash
ington and California whose products
have a large market In this state. The
15 delegates represented properties of the
value of $7,500,000. The different brew
eries represented at the meeting were:
Weinhard Brewery. Portland Brewing
t'ompany, Mount Hood Brewing Com
pany and Gambrinus Brewing Company,
of Portland; Star Brewery. Vancouver,
Wash.: North Pacific Brewerv Comnanv.
Astoria: Roseburg Brewing Company,
Roseburg: Salem. Brewery Association,
Salem; North Bend Brewing Company,
North Bend; Eastern Oregon " Brewery
Company, The Dalles: American Brewing
Crystal Ice Company, Baker City;
Brhultz & Strieker, Pendleton : 'Enterprise
Brewing Company, San Francisco: Olym
pla Brewing Company, Olympia., Wash.
WILL DEBATE ANNEXATION
Citizens of Southeastern Suburbs to
Hold Mass McVti ns-
The, next mass meeting. In the interest
of the annexation of the southeastern
district to Portland will be held tomor
row night, December 20, In Woodmere
hall, under the auspices of the Wood
mere Improvement Association. Delega
tions will be present from the Kern Park
district, Woodstock, Ivanhoe, and other
sections of the territory it is proposed
to annex. Whitney Lu Boise, president
of the East Side .Improvement Associa
tion and united East Side push clubs has
been invited to be present and speak.
Dr. William Dtveny. of Montavtlla, and
Ben Riesland, of Woodstock, also will
address the meeting. The opposition also
is expected to attend to present the other
Bide of the question.
There is some active opposition to an
nexation, but Mr. Riesland and others
say it comes from the owners of acreage
tracts who have their own water supply
ana are not Interested in getting Bull Run
water. It Is a live question at present
all through the district, and it Is being
discussed In every household from Wood
stock to the Oregon City road at Gray's
CYossIng and south of the Section Line
road. Will there be Increased taxation?
III the people receive benefits? will
they get Bull Run water within a rea-
sonaDie timer inese and other questions
are under discussion.
A HINT TOJHE RECEIVER
Of the Defunct Title Guarantee &
I'ORT fA ND. rc. IS. (To th Kditor.)
J notice by today' Oregon tan that Mr.
Mears. thw receiver of The Title Guarantee
A- Truat Company proposes to ramove from
.Second and Washington streets bulMina
to cheaper quartern and aluo sell or leae
the abstract department of the bank quar
ters and dtfipose of the safety deposit de
partment, but 1 reluctant to do the latter.
h-anse he feels that it can be carried on
with a profit.
An a depor.itnr In th missAfhle institu
tion. I say. emphatically; remow to cheaper
quarter of course, aril the abstract plant
and the safety deposit department; do not
think of continuing any branch of the con
cern because it might be profitable. As I
understand It. this receivership Is not for
the purpose of carrying on any part of th
business, but to close up the affairs of the
concern as soon as possible and pay the
net proceeds fo the creditors. I have had to
dn with handling two large estates In our
city within a few years past, ' and have
worked upon the principle that it was mi
duty to get money on hand as fast as pos
sible and distribute the same at ouce to the
I conceive it to be the duty of the receiver
of this defunct bank to deal In this wise
with the affairs and creditors. of the same,
and thereby leave no occasion for the cred
itors to suspect that he wtll try to spin out
the present condition of the bank, until hope
deterred will make their hearts Hick.
T. T. STRfBLE.
DR. VAN GESNER RELEASED
Land-I'raud Defendant Finishes His
Jail Term and Pays Fine.
Dr. Van Gesner. who with J. X. Will
iamson and Marion R. Biggs was convict
ed of conspiracy to defraud the Govern
ment out of land, in September, 1905, was
yesterday released from the County Jail,
where he had served a sentence of five
months imposed by Federal Judge Hunt.
Dr. Van Jesner. Who Wan Released
Yesterday Afternoon. 4
His five months were up yesterday and
late in the afternoon he notified Sheriff
Stevens that he was ready to pay to the
United Statee Government the v1000 fine
an dobtain his liberty. Sheriff Stevens
took Dr. Gesner 'before Captain J. A. Sla
den, clerk of llie United States Court,
where he paid his fine and was released.
Dr. Van Gesner, Williamson and Biggs
were convicted after one of the most stub
bornly fought legal battles in the his
tory of the Oregon land-fraud trials. It
took three trials before Francis J. Heney
succeeded in obtaining a conviction.
Biggs is at present in the County Jail
serving a ten months' sentence. William
son's case is on appeal.
Dr. Van Gesner and Williamson were
partner in the sheep business near
Prineville. Biggs was United States Com
missioner, and in an effort to obtain a
Summer sheep range a conspiracy was en
tered into with Williamson to get posses
sion of township 15 south, range 19 east.
Herders employed by Gepner and William
son and relatives and friends wre
"rounded up" and paid to make filings on
the township under the timber and stone
act. It was proved during the trials that
Biggs helped Gesner and Williamson to
get people to make the filings.
At the time of passing sentence upon the
three defendants Judge Hunt took com
passion upon Dr. Gesner because of his
age and explained that because of this
he imposed a short term of imprisonment.
H Cape Gloves on sale today at $3.38 a
pair; J3.50 long Kid Gloves at $2.38; two
clasp French Kid Gloves at $1 a pair;
Long silk Gloves $1.47 a pair; Children's
Golf Gloves 25c a pair; all ki gloves
fitted. McAllen & McDonnell. The store
noted for best goods at lowest prices.
ARTS AND CRAFTS WARES
Everything in attractive, new and ex
elusive styles. Smokers' Sets, Tobacco
Jars, 'Chaflng-Dishes, Serving Trays, Desk
Sets. Copper and Silver, Old Brass and
Hammered Copper, prices most reason
able. SIg Sichel & Co. Three stores:
92 Third street: Washington and Third
streets and Wells-Fargo building.
AN ATTRACTIVE DISPLAY
Of Leather Goods, at GUI's, is causing
many Christmas shoppers to give sensible
articles in this line as presents.. -
W. W. Curtlss .Estate Appraised.
The inventory and . appraisement of
the estate of William W. Curtiss, filed
with the County Clerk yesterday by
the appraisers, Hugh C. Gearin, -James
G. Ducey and Charles Stanchfield, Jr.,
shows it to be worth $33,163.99. In re
ality, however, the estate, may be. found
to be worth much more, as the deceased
had $71,855.99 on deposit with the Mer
chants National Bank. This has been
appraised at $23,951.99. Other property
owned by Curtiss at the time of his
death Is valued by the appraisers at
Tomorrow (Friday) positively the last
day for discount on East Side gas bills.
Portland Gas Company. . .
Gill's The bouse of gifts!
Will Portland Play Santa Claus
' for This Mountain Home?
Father, Mother and Three .Children Ar Destitute, and Prospects for
. Christmas Cheer Are Dreary.
PORTLAND, Dec. 18.-(To the Editor.)
The following letter was . sent to the
Young Women's Christian Association
from a little town not so very far away.
It has come so late that It is difficult to
respond without help. But this little
mountain home must not be left destitute
over the Christmas time. Surely there
are many people who will be glad to
help make a little happiness for these
children. Can't we show them that Santa
has his headquarters in . Portland and
send some toys as well as clothing?
President of T. W. C. A.:
Dear Madam I am boarding with a fam
ily living on a homestead in the mountains
and I wanted to help them In some way
And as I have very - little money, I
thought perhaps you could help me in get
ting some clothing. Any kind of clothing
SHQiVS GIJIJD GAIN
Manufacturers Meet to En
courage Coming of New
INTERESTING TALKS MADE!
Men Who Make Things Discuss the
Common Problems and Report
the Closing Year to Have
Been a Prosperous One.
That Oregon should increase her
manufactures was the prevailing senti
ment at the annual meeting of the
Manufacturers' Asoclation of the North
west, which was held in the Alisky
Hall last night. This was the grist of
the speeches and the tenor of the -meeting.
'Means to forward this end were
discussed, and will lead to good work in
that direction during the coming year.
The gathering: was an enthusiastic
one, and the large number of prominent
manufacturers present took an active
part in the proceedings. There were
any number of good suggestions for
better manufacturing and for an In
crease in the number of factories here
in Portland and Oregon, where condi
tions for making many things were de
clared to be ideal.
As is always the case, a tempting
lunch of Oregon-made viands was a
feature of the gathering. This was en
joyed greatly by those present after
the more serious work of the session,
had been concluded. There were a
number of applications for membership
In the organization received last night
The annual report of Secretary Vinceni
showed the Increasing interest In the
work of the organization.
President Fletcher Linn, of the asso
ciation, presided. The first business of
the organization was the election of
eight directors. They were chosen as
follows: Fletcher Linn, president Ore
gon Furniture Manufacturing Company;
A. H. Devers, Closset & Devers; E. H.
Kilham, of Howe, Davis & Kllham; A..
E. Gantenbeln, Joseph Weber, of Weber
Bros." Tannery Company; Herman Wit
tenberg, Pacific Coast Biscuit Company;
Sigmund Ottenheimer, of the Union Box
& Lumber Company, and W. H. Morrow,
Patific Metal Works. Directors will
choose the officers of the association
Address of President Linn.
President Linn, in making his annual
"The year just closing has been one
that has brought serious thought to
those engaged in any enterprise and no
one has had to do harder thinking than
the manufacturer. The year was ush
ered in with the busy hum of indus
try and our most prosperous day
seemed to be just dawning. Whether
it has been the most prosperous ' year
for many of our Industries is as yet un
certain, but, notwithstanding this un
certainty, and the unfortunate finan
cial flurry, I believe that so far as the
general growth and development of our
city and state are concerned there can
be but one verdict, and that Is that we
are just closing our most prosperous
and notable year.
"We believe that our association Is
In the best position to furnish informa
tion relative to the supply and cost of
materials, the cost of labor, the expense
of transacting business and the proba
ble demand for the products of any fac-'
tory. How well we have given out this
Information and with what results dur
ing the past year will be clearly- given
in the annual report of our worthy sec
"It may seem to some that In securing
new enterprises our direct Influence has
not been as fruitful as our efforts would
apparently deserve, but when we know
that one industry brings others and
often opens up new fields for develop
ment, we feel that we are repaid each
time we secure a new enterprise, no
matter how small, for many of our larg
est enterprises of today were of appar
ently small Importance a few years ago.
"We have a great city and a great
state, and we have great men to push
forward this development. I have not
mentioned the financial flurry, for I be
lieve it is over in Oregon, and I think
the new year has larger promises for
us than we have-yet experienced."
Report of Secretary Vincent.
: Secretary Vincent submitted his an
nual report, showing the progress the
association Is making in encouraging
manufacturing In this city and state.
In part It follows:
The past year has witnessed the greatest
growth ever attained by the city and State
during a period of twelve months. Fol
lowing the Lewis and Clark Exposition,
with the wonderful advertisement it gave
the city "and State, there commenced an
Influx of people and money into Portland
and the Northwest unprecedented In the
growth of this section. The railroads re
port the permanent settlement In Oregon
of tens of thousands of persons. With this
growth of population has come a demand
for the establishment of new factories to
supply the West with such manufactured
articles as can be economically produced
here. Factories of more or less importance
as to size and scope have sprung up In
every section of the 8tate, and long-established
factories have been compelled,
through Increasing demands far their prod
uct to enlarge their plants.
In this work of developing the city and
State, - the Manufacturers' Association has
played a not unimportant part. Through
the direct efforts of this Association, two
large manufacturing plants have been es
tablished this year, one for the manufac
ture of furniture and the other-1 for manu
facture of stock mirrors. These two factories,-
the establishment of which Involved
the expenditure of more than $150,000. em
ploy during ' the greater portion of the
year about J 50 men at an average wage of
about $3 a day. - What this means to the
commercial life and the prosperity of the
city is readily apparent.. The expenditure
of the. greater portion of $450 a day means
will be acceptable. There is the man and
his wife and three children, and all they
have to live on Is the $10 a month I pay
them for my board.
There is a little girl B years old and a
boy 9 years and a girl 14 or 15, If you
can send me a box of clothing. I will send
you some money to pay you for your trou
ble and the freight.
Please write back as soon as you can and
let me know how much.lt will cost and
when you can send them, as it takes a long
time to get anything here. When you send
the clothes send them In a wooden box.
Hoping I am not giving you too much
trouble, I am yours respectfully.
Any clothes or toys, new or second
hand, can be left at the T.' W. C. A., cor
ner of Sixth and Oak streets, Thursday
or Friday, where we will send them off
In the wooden box. H.
the upbuilding of every pha'e of the com
mercial life of the city, and means" that
through the direct efforts of this association
$13..O0O a years Is being spent for labor
alone, to say nothing of the large amount
of money spent by these two factories for
the purchase of materials and supplies of
all kind... which means the further ad
vancement of other industries. The pros
perity of one means the prosperity of all.
In addition to the two factories above
referred to., the Manufacturers' Association
has been in correspondence with several
olher Eastern : manufacturers with a view
to their locating in Oregon, and it Is not
unlikely that at least one of these plants
1 will be established here.
Wildcat Schemes Frowned On.
While the principal effort of this associa
tion is inducing factories to- come here and
the obtaining of a portion of the capital
where necessary, . U also sometimes Is
obliged to be -the watchdog of the com
munity and to prevent the location here,
whenever possible, of undesirable factories
or factories whose methods of securing
capital seem jiot to be based' upon sound
tusiness principles and who may seek
capital from the unwary. A case of this
kind occurred last Summer. A company or
ganized under the laws or California with a
capita) of one million dollars to manufacture
waterproof cloth, tents, clothing, etc., sought
the Indorsement of the Manufacturers' As
sociation before seeking the capital neces
sary' to establish Us plant here. The pro
moter stated his scheme to the secretary,
who. In turn, reported 'to President Linn.
The gentleman . was invited to appear be
fore the board of directors in special meet
ing, to explain his plan in detail, and to
exhibit his product.
i wo gentlemen, experts in the matter of
waterproof cloths and waterproof products
had been Invited to attend tne meeting and
to give the association their expert opinion.
Several garments .were submitted for the
Inspection of the experts and the board.
They appeared good to the eye. but an
opinion as to their waterproof qualities was
not Immediately obtainable, nor was there
any proof that the garments had been made
under the process of the California corpora
tion. The large capitalization of the com
pany aroused considerable criticism, and
other circumstances arising to" create some
little doubt about the desirability of the
association giving its indorsement to the
plan to start a factory here. Acting Presi
dent Helntz appointed a committee to go
further Into the matter. When the commit
tee met, the promotor suddenly withdrew
his application for Indorsement, saying that
he did not wish to cause the association
any embarrassment in the matter. Since
that time, the promoter, after vainly at
tempting to sell his stock in this city, has
gone to another city and Is endeavoring to
float his overcapitalized company.
The association has gone Into several mat
ters of Interest to the manufacturing In
terests of the city and atate. Including the
defeat of several bills offered In the last
Legislature, which, had they been adopted,
would have placed upon manufacturers &
considerable load to the already heavy
burden they are now carrying In the way of
taxes and other expenses. In this connection,
H may be well to point out- that the associa
tion was largely Instrumental in securing
the repeal In the City Council of the iniqui
tous occupation tax.
Herman VVlttenber'g Talks.
Herman Wittenberg was called upon,
and he spoke briefly on the restrictions
put upon manufacturing here by the
railroads and their - unjust rates.
"Manufacturing Is an uphill business in"
Portland on account of unfair freight
rates," he declared. "What manufac
turers want, to agitate Is the develop
ment of the state. They should patron
ize those railroads only who are friend
ly to state development. During the
last five years the railroads of this
state have taken out of Oregon $27.
000,000, while the same roads have not
put back even a single million in de
velopment. I .want to see the manufacturers-stand
by 'their friends and
give their freight to the roads which
help this state. Our children, or our
children's children will never live to
see the completion of the Coos Bay
line . and other projects In this state
unless better progress Is made than
has been accomplished during the past
two years." -
Manager Hoag, of the Fleisehnef",
Mayer & Co. factory, spoke briefly on
the opportunities for manufacturing in
this section of the country. He said
he believed that any man with pluck
and energy can manufacture here as
cheaply and successfully as anywhere
on earth. A quartet composed of
Messrs. Boyer, Zan, Hogue and Mont
gomery sang three songs that were
much enjoyed. They were followed by
H. W. Stone, general secretary of the
Portland Y. M. C. A., who spoke on
"Industrial Education." He urged the
need of more technical and manual
training In the schools of this state,
saying that the present educational
system runs too much to dead lan
guages. He said emphasis should be
placed on natural sciences, so that the
students would want to make things
and thus become manufacturers. Ha
said 96 per cent of American boys must
earn their livings with their hands,
and they should therefore be educated
along these lines.
John F. Carroll, editor of the Even
ing Telegram, followed Mr. Stone, and
spoke along the same line. He urged
the Importance of technical education
and told a number of good stories. He
also said he had been told that Port
land Is the best place-in the world for
the manufacture of woolens, all con
ditions being perfect here.
HOLD MEMORIAL SERVICE
AH Nations Unite In Honoring Bead
The large auditorium of the First Pres
byterian Church was filled last night, with
representatives from all nations, gathered
to do honor to the memory of the late
King Oscar II, of Sweden. The memorial
services were entirely In the Swedish
language. The American and Swedish
flags had been draped , about the plat
form and the church , was further dec-
orated "with a large framed photograph of
the late King.
The service began a Httle after 8 o'clock
with a funeral march played by Profes
sor F. W. Goodrich. A Swedish
hymn by the congregation, a Bible-
reading ,by Rev. John Ovall
and prayer by Eric Scherstrom followed,
after which Vice-Consul' Endre M. Ceder
bergh, of Norway and Sweden, read a
cablegram sent last night to the present
King, Gustav V. It reads as folows:
"His Majesty, Gustav V. Stockholm:
Condolence, love and reverence for His
Majesty, the late King. Swedish-Americans
In memorial service assembled.
"VICE-CONSUL FOR SWEDEN."
An answer to this message Is expected
today: ' .
. Speeches were then made by Pastor D.
J. Thoren on "Life of King Oscar II,"
and hjr Rev. C. J. Renhardt, on "The
Swedish Nation to Their King." Songs,
"Sweden" and 'JStrldsbon," by the Swed
ish Singing Society, were also ren
dered. The closing prayer and bene
diction were made by Rev. C. A. Tolin.'
- The following were present at the serv
ices: British Consul, James- Laidlaw:
Japanese Vice-Consul, Tsunej! Alba, and
Danish Vice-Consul. William T. Eisen.
German Consul Oswald Lohan was rep
resented by his secretary, as he Is in
Seattle and could not be present. He sent
his regrets, which were read by Nor
wegian Vice-Consul Cederbergh.
THE BURNING QUESTION
Pyrography has reached a degree of de
velopment where It ranks almost with the
arts. Anyone 'knows that Sanborn, Vail
& Co.. Is head-quarters for Art Goods.
Therefore, if you want a good burning
set, go to 170 First street. The prices are
right and you can rely upon the goods
being the best made.. ,
Kind Mule Damage to Cargo.
ASTORIA. Or.. Dec 18. (Special.) The
WW v 1 S&Wfc ml
CHRISTMAS GIFTS BOUGHT NOW WILL BE LAID AWAY
BUYING DIRECT FROM
If you want our RELIABLE CATALOGUE mailed
free, write for it to day. It will enable you to select
just what you want to get for Christmas.
MONEY BACK IF ANY. ARTICLE PURCHASED DOES NOT PROVE JUST AS REPRESENTED
7iSr LEFFERT BROS. wr
work of shifting a .part of the cargo of
the British ship Rajore so. that repairs
can be made to the- injured part was com
menced today. While the work is not
yet completed, it is believed that not over
B0 sacks of wheat have been damaged.
This was directly under the hatches from
which the tarpaulins were stripped during
IN THE NEXTISSUE OF THE
During the past 12 months more
than $130,000,000 was given in
the United States by philanthro
pists and multimillionaires.
John D. Rockefeller heads the
list with $42,000,000; a woman,
Mrs. Russell Sage, comes next
But these are only suchgifts
as have been made public.
The full list, prepared by War
wick James Price, together with
the objects of the charity, make
a most interesting study of one
social phase of American life.
T' t riifflflnwrti'iitf iiiiiiiii ii7iinffliwi
Will Find Complete Stocks Here
THE MANUFACTURER WE SAVE THE
FIX I, IX THIS
the big gale. The water which came
through the port merely seeped in and
dripped down the sides doing no dam
age to the cargo so far as ascertained,
although there may he a few sacks which
tyra row rt?!?
wllH The great sale
7 from time to time
( J'.i'vw1 VV tc rV luniiuuca
1 JLtl than fulfilled our
aj'PSJ nedDle of Portland
U&Am& SUCH BARGAINS
?K 4 Buy a rug for
it s jl never again secure
preaiated for a Christmas present.
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394 WASHINGTON ST.
fcs; fA - m
UNTIL YOU WANT THEM
COUPON AND MAIL TO US.
are wet. Tomorrow morning the Rajora
will be broght up from the lower harbor
and anchored oft the city front so as to
be more handy, for the men who are
working on her.
Lamp.. j a
19 inches high; brushed brass
finish ; handsome 12-inch
shade; complete with 5 feet
silk cord and plug.
These artistic fixtures would
retail at from $8 to $12 each.
A Unique Christmas Gift.
ON EXHIBITION AT OUR
SUPPLY DEPT., 147-149
t & Power Co.
that we announced
during the past
aim uaa iiiui c
the house, you will
them at such low
tenth. : " w.l