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TITE MORNING OREGONIAN, WEDNESDAY. JUNE 24. 1914.
SUIT MAY CAUSE
Pacific Company to Ask for
Modification of Federal
SPOKANE SERVICE IN MIND
Bell System Seeks Eight to Take
Over Home Company as Result
of Action of Inland Empire
The first effect of the Government" s
recent successrul dissolution suit
against the so-called "telephone trust"
Is likely to be a consolidation of two
H. E. Plllsbury, Jr.. of San Francisco,
general counsel for the Paclflo Tele
phone & Telegraph Company, will ap
pear before Judge Bean Jn United
States District Court this morning and
aBk Judge Bean for a modification of
his decree of three months ago which
will allow his company to take over
the Home Telephone Company of Spo
kane. . .
In his decree Judge Bean ordered
that the Pacific or Bell, company should
sell Its holdings in the Spokane Home
company within 90 days. If in the mean
time the Spokane City Council should
not decide to allow the consolidation
of the two systems.
The Spokane Council Thursday voted
to authorize the consolidation, the ef
fect of which would be to give the peo
ple of Spokane one system with 29,000
phones, instead of the Pacifio system,
with 22,000, and the Home system, with
7000, as at present.
In case Judge Bean grants Attorney
FUlsbury's request it will take 75 days
for the ordinance authorizing the con
solidation and another granting a new
franchise to go into effect and some
additional time before the consolida
tion can be actually made. The Pacifio
Spokane franchise expires Saturday.
With Mr. Plllsbury in Portland yes
terday was G. IS. McFarland, of San
Francisco, president of the Pacific com
pany. Neither would say anything as to
what has been done or will be done to
ward complying with the order of
Judge Bean's decree requiring that the
Pacific sell its controlling interest In
the Northwestern Telephone Company
within 90 days, which period of time
SCANDINAVIAN TALK GIVEN
Stockholm Newspaper Man TJses
Many Films In Lecture.
Illustrated with moving pictures, a
lecture on political conditions in
Sweden and Norway was delivered at
the Central Library last night by A. O.
Assar, a newspaper man of Stockholm.
Besides showing scenes during the
demonstration of students and farmers
in the recent political crisis in Sweden,
there were many pictures of the won
derful scenery of the two countries.
Mr. Assar says there Is but little emi
gration from Sweden of late years,
owing to the prosperity and content
ment of the people, but that there Is a
lively interest in the Pacifio Coast, and
that, with direct steamship service al
ready projected between Gothenberg
and thia Coast, there will be many
tourists from both Sweden and Nor
way. Mr. Assar declares that there is a
growing sentiment In favor of a de
fensive alliance between the two coun
tries. BANKS CHOOSE ELECTORS
Four Name Men to Serve on Body to
Elect Regional Directors.
Poor of the National banks of Port
land have appointed their electors to
serve on the body whleh will choose
the Class A and Class B directors of
the regional bank In the Twelfth Dis
trict. The Lumbermen's National, the
fifth one, will elect its representative
at the next meeting of Its board of
The other four banks have chosen
these officers: Northwestern National,
Vice-President Emery Olmstead; United
States National. Vice-President R. Lea
Barnes; First National, Vice-President
Jf T. Corbett: Merchant's National,
President R. L. Durham. Each of the
four banks has cast its vote for the
caucus candidates selected at the In
formal conf erenns. Jald at San Fran
cisco in May.
DENTISTS ELECT TODAY
Convention of State Association Will
Come to Close.
The convention of the Oregon State
Dental Association will end today with
the annual business session and election
of officers. This morning's programme
will Include papers by Dr. George T.
Williams, of Seattle, and Dr. W. Clyde
Davis, of Lincoln, Neb. There will be
discussions on these and papers pre
The afternoon session will be taken
up by a table clinic and chair clinic.
The convention is being held at the
North Pacific Dental College.
A banquet was given at the Imperial
last night, with all the 100 delegates,
their wives and many of their friends
present. Dr. Millard C Holbrook was
WIRE LINES TO BE VALUED
Federal Engineer Prepares to Make
Inventory In Paclflo District.
KAN FRANCISCO. June 23. R. A.
Thompson, member of the engineering
board of the Interstate ommeruo wm
mission, said today that he had begun
preparations, under instructions from
wjihinon. for taking inventories and
fixing valuations of the properties of
the Western Union and Postal Tele
graph companies and the American
Telegraph & Telephone Company. The
work is to be done under the provi
sions of the valuation act of 1913.
The Paclflo district of the Interstate
Commerce Commission comprises Cali
fornia, Oregon, Washington, Arizona,
Nevada. Idaho. Montana, Utah. Wyom
ing. New Mexico. Alaska and the
BOYS SAIL FOR ALASKA
1 1 Portland Youths to Work for
Packing Company at Wrangell.
i-ii . TnHn "Ft C..A. vuiTIa
J . Ul. BM1U1 .... . f - -
away from the Oak-street dock In the
rmln shortly alter ucjwn. imi msui,
paraau. sisters an 4 sweethearts fcld
2-oodbv to 11 vouner Portland men, who
are now on their way to Alaska to earn
money during the coming Bummer.
In the packing-room of the Alaska
Sanitarv Packing- Company, located at
Wrangell, these lads will earn the ex
penses of their trip to Alaska ana o
a month in wages, above expenses.
Tne crowd is made up or tne ioiiow
lne: Adkin Wallace Kingsbury, Rich
ard M. Bozorth, Takin Meade, members
of the recent graduating class at wo
Portland Academy: Donald McCllntock,
Rot stuwart and Walter Krupke. who
have yet to graduate from that insti
tution, and the following boys from the
Lincoln High Scnooi, wno sauea aowu
the harbor Just about the time their
schoolmates were receiving their diplo
mas: Lee Waldron, Carl Ceaser, vFrank
Hutchinson, C Baker and Hans Schild
knecht. The group of workers was organized
LONDON MUSIC HALL STAR,
NOW AT PANTAGBS, TALKS
OF ENGLISH HUMOR.
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Miss Daisy Harcourt.
English humor is not as dry
and elusive as Americans have
been taught to believe, accord
ing to Miss Daisy Harcourt, the
London music hall star, who is at
Pantages this week, after a trip
that extended more than half way
around the world. "Americans
tiavjk hAHn tnitht that the En
link o i-A nHmnrllv Rtunid." MiSS
Harcourt said in defense of her
country folk. "Acting on this
supposition, our cousins on this
side of the big drink fall to
watch for the humor that per
vades the English method of
amusing. This is changing, how
ever, as the success of English
comedies in America and Ameri
can comedies in England in the
past two seasons proves."
by P. W. Lee, physical director at
Portland Academy, who Is now at
Wrangell operating his trap. While
on the trip the boys will be In active
charge of Walter Krupke. They will
return in September.
Parting Cable Kills Man.
ROSEBURG, Or., June 23. (Spe
cial.) Struck with a cable while
working in a logging camp near
Scottsburg, Arthur Beeman was killed
Instantly late yesterday. His brother-in-law
wia was wnrkinp with him.
was seriously injured. Parting of the
cable was responsible for the accident.
Emperor Sends Book to Wilson.
WASHINGTON, June' 23. By direc
tion of Emperor William, Commander
Boyd, German Naval attache, called
today on . President Wilson and pre
sented to him a nanosomeiy-Douna
copy of the naval year book of Ger
AID SOCIETY MEETS
Three Anniversaries Kept at
WORK OF BODY REVIEWED
Superintendent Urges No Organiza
tion Be Permitted to Place Boys
and Girls In Families With
out Watching Them.
The 29th aanual meeting of the Boys'
nnH r.lrln' AtA KnolAtv nf Oregon was
held yesterday afternoon at the Receiv
ing Home of the society. East Twenty
ninth and East Irving streets. It was
alan 99A nnlvprsji rv nf W. T.
Gardner's service as superintendent and
Mrs. C. R. Templeton's 22d anniversary
as secretary oi tne xaaies aavjaui
board, and hence the meeting took on
the form of a celebration of these anni-
W. B. Gilbert, president of the society,
presided. Many friends of the home
were present. F. E. Beach, secretary.
In his report pointea out mat tne leg
islature at its last session made a
, . I .l.l tho home ITld
4 ... nn a-avni&n onH- thtt f O m TT1 i 1 1 P
which visited the home returned a report
nigniy commenaaiury 10 . iuanai,u-
ami n,4A nn ofitlftam Mr. H ('h
spoke of the help of the transportation
companies ana inenas wuu
nated transportation and other necessi
ties to the society. Mr. Beach paid high
tribute to Superintendent Gardner for
Treasurer Makes Report,
vrrtiiiam WntAwarri treasurer, nre-
ser.ted his report, which showed J3775.84
on nana April au, ivia. uoiai revBipia
for the year were $37,287.34.
Mrs. C R. Templeton, secretary of
the ladles advisory board, read her re
port, in which she told of the place of
the board in the management of the
home and the changes that have taken
place. Mrs. Templeton said that the
board always found the home clean,
orderly and sanitary in every respect.
Mrs. Templeton spoke feelingly of the
deaths of Mrs. Levi White, Mrs. H. C.
Campbell and Mrs. W. B. Buchanan as
Superintendent Gardner read a re
port of the work of the society during
22 years. He expressed his apprecia
tion of the courtesies of the board of
trustees and the friends of the home.
He said that the aim had always been
to make the house a home in all that
the name implies for the children who
come there. Mr. Gardner pointed to the
garden, the playgrounds and the sur
roundings of the home as conducive to
the proper development of children. He
also told of the methods employed at
the home and in the field.
"Agents Watch Children."
Continuing, Superintendent Gardner
"The society has received into Its
care since its organization in 1885
4378 children. During the past year
443 children have been received and
4S2 disposed of. Out of the number
received 164 were received for the first
time, from 25 different counties in the
state. Three trained agents are kept
on the road all the time to look after
the children who are placed out in
family homes. These agents have un
der their direct care 34 children.
hu. a ..nlsBtlnn or SOCletT Should
be allowed to place children in family
vrithmit i n vine- reeular visitors
to look after tnem arter peing- puceu
Advise FMhsr's Friend
Secauss it Is so perfectly safe to use
and has been of such great help to a
host of expectant
mothers, these wo
men, experienced in
this most nappy
period, advise the
use of "Mother's
to tha abdominal
muscles Its purpose
Is to relieve the
Undue tension upon
tha cords and ligaments resulting from
muscular expansion. Beneath the sur
face is a network of fine nerve threads
and the gentle, soothing embrocation,
'Mother's Friend," is designed to so
lubricate the muscular fibres as to avoid
the unnecessary and continuous nagging
upon this myriad of nrves. Applied to
the breasts it affords the proper massage
to prevent caking.
There is scarcely a well-stocked drug
tore anywhere but what you can easily
obtain a bottle of "Mother's Friend" and
In nearly every town and village Is a
grandma who herself used It in earlier
years. Expectant mothers arc urged to
try this splendid assistant.
Mother's Friend has been prepared
by Bradfleld Regulator Co., 310 Lamar
Elds.. Atlanta. Ga.. for nearly half a
century. Send for valuable little book to
I say this for the reason that almost
daily we are nearing oi cases wuoi
children are placed in family homes by
local organizations with very little, if
any, inquiry into the fitness of the
foster parents to care for a child; then,
; t.1ia a rii-il i .R 1 1 on S
again, wo xidjucni.,j r-
for children at our office, and before
time enough nas eiapsea to near
the references we find the applicant
has procured a child from some other
organization; sometimes, indeed, this
happens in cases where we have turned
the application down. It Is certainly
too bad to have the poor children so
misplaced, and I trust a law prohlbit-
. l ; a .;Kin.r rtilAM und resTU-
IQg HUB ttUU jiiw-iiuiuB " "
lations under which child-placing agen
cies must worit snaxi uo
Per Capita Cost 42 Cemts a Day.
"The per capita cost of maintenance,
reckoning an average of 68 children on
hand a day and seven employes, mak
ing a total of 75, is but 43 cents a day."
High tribute was paid to Mrs. Mary
Graham, who has been with the home
for more than 20 years, and to her was
attributed much of the success of Its
Reports of field work were given by
John Teuscher, J. D. Cain and J. G.
ICIlpack, who are the field agents. Mrs.
A. E. Watson, principal of the Kern
School, where the children from the'
home mostly attend, spoke briefly.
Rev. T. L. Eliot, one of the founders
of the home, reviewed Its work and
some of the problems of the present
day methods of handling children. He
said that his Interest in the home was
as great as ever, although the demands
on his time made it impossible to take
part In its management. Rev. Mr. Eliot
said that in the death of Cyrus Dolph
there passed away one of the men who
made it possible for the society to own
and occupy the present receiving home.
Rev. J. D. Corby spoke briefly.
W F. Woodward, Judge C. E. Wolver
ton and F. I. Fuller were re-elected
trustees for three years. After the
business meeting the friends inspected
the home and grounds. '
B. O. Herlow on Stand.
The trial of E. C. Herlow on a charge
of larceny by bailee is proceeding slow
ly in Circuit Judge Morrow's court.
Yesterday Herlow was on the witness
stand all day for cross-examination by
Deputy District Attorneys Collier and
If it is the skin use Santlseptie Lotion.
The Coat of the Season-
en Qiol of $1 i so
U s j. ia x yj
re had to buy 150 of them to sell them at such a low
priCeAnd every day since they've been shown, dozens
have been sold. Unquestionably the most popular
Coat of the season! Of soft, fine, White Chinchilla,
36 inches long, with jaunty flare, (p "1 "I T A
they're ultra smart and marked ej) I J.?Jv
Every smart new effect in
Separate Skirts $5 to $12
originally, now $3.95 to $9.95
See the New .
Of Rating Linen. Silk All
the rage in New York! Shown
in our Men's Department.
Women's Smart Suits, up to
The Women's Smart Clolhes Shop.
"Morrison at Fourth Entire Third Floor
THEORY IS ADVANCED
CATTLE WAR BROUGHT INTO MUR
DER TRIAL AT ROSEBURG.
Proseeatloa 4at Before RestlaB Case
Against MorrUoa Campbell Motm ta
Disprove Defease Coateatloa.
ROSEBURG. Or, June 23. (Special.)
That Morrison Campbell, aged ranch
er, shot and killed John Becker, a
neighbor, because cattle was allowed
to range on Campbell's land, was the
theory advanced by the prosecuting at
torney at today's session of the mur-
dA. dozen witnesses for the state testi
fied that a quantity of blood was found
near Mr. Becker's gate, although the
body was found J5 feet down the road.
This testimony was introduced to
combat the contention of the defense
that Becker dragged Campbell through
the gate a distance of 30 feet before
the fatal shots were "red.
Evidence also was introduced by the
state to show that blood spots were
found between the gate where the
shooting is alleged to have occurred
ana tne spot wnem lmp
In establishing this theory the prose
cution hopes to disprove the contention
of the defense that a struggle ensued.
Although there were no eye wit
nesses to the tragedy, several Wit
nesses testified to hearing the shots.
Becker was struck three times, each
bullet passing through his body. The
state rested its case tonight.
The defense will Introduce witnesses
tomorrow with a view of proving that
Campbell was attacked and that he was
compelled to shoot In self defense.
Both men had lived In Douglas Coun
ty for many years. The courtroom was
TIED RIVALS TO MEET
JUSTICE M'NART AND JVDGB BEN
SON TO CONFER TOD AT.
Conference at Saleas Will BcMe
Stipulation Sngs-ested as Meaaa (
EndlBg Ballot Uncertainty.
SALEM. Or.. June 81. (Special.)
For the purpose of deciding upon what
methods shall be adopted to determine
whleh one of them Is nominated for
Supreme Court. Justice Charles I- Me
Nary and Judas Henry I. Itn will
bold a conference hre tomorrow.
The conference was '. 4 ty
Justice McNarr, and Judse lnon,
who Is In Portland, will errlTe hre
either late tonight or early In
morning Heveral days ago hn It he
came apparent that the conlt would
be so clone It would be bsrif la deter
mine which was nominated. J'i1. Ken
son suggested to Justice MrNair tint
stipulation be entered Into that th.
ballot botes of certain prvclnrts in
Multnomah be opened and the t.llv
sheets in them compared with the. In
the hands of the County Clerk.
Justice McNary advised Judge II. n
son today that In view of the fact that
the two are now lied he would like la
confer with him before signing the
stipulation, and the scope It will cover
will be the subject discussed at tomor
rtnlra for F.gg-Malllng Out.
Postmsater Myers has b.n asked la
a letter from roslmasier-tienerel Hur
leson to direct the attention of the
publlo to the fact that farmers' Hull.
ttn No. att. giving valuable Informa
tion as to the shipment ft egaa by par
cel post, may be secured by addre..inir
the division of publicity, Iepartment of
Agriculture. Washington. I. C. Infor
mation as to the containers In which
eggs may he shipped by parcel poet
may be obtained from the Inite4 states
Kip.tim.nt ptatlon at orvaiita.
nomes -.-- - an tne spot i"" " ' ...
i. i i- .h-m nftrr helnr Disced. I A a v. i -
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I VHBBBn .Be
o wonder nome aanang
,ar Victrola dance
Victrola VI, $25
music is so perfect.
f i rr aWitailHirwaeri-rtrS r a
Ask any Victor dealer for
the Victor book "Three
Modern Dances", illustrated
with moving-picture photos
teaching the steps of the
There are Victors and
Victrolas in great variety
of styles from $10 to $200.
Victor Talking Machine Co.
Camden, N. J.
Dancing to the music
of the Victrola is the
favorite pastime. Every
one enjoys dancing to music of
such splendid volume, such
clearness and perfect rhythm.
I We have all the best dance records-the Maxixe,
Hesitation, Tango, One-Step, Castle Walk. The ideal
4W ni-w Hanres is in the home, and there the Victrola
is indispensable, as it has made dancing a real home diversion.
q If you only knew what pleasure the Victrola brings
into your home you wouldn't be without one for a single day.
l Victrolas $15 to $200 on the easiest terms.
A n ;
fir ?W cv'?r''
Mr. and Mrs.
nenU of the
use tha Victor
exclusively and '
Mr. sad Mr.
Morrison at Sixth
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Opposite Post Office