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PORTLAND, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31, 1915.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
VOL. LV. XO. 16,957.
OREGON WIVES MAY
RETAIN OWN NAMES
ATTORXEV-GEXERAL BROWN IS
SUES AS OPIXIOX.
AMERICAN MAY BE
ROADS WOULD CUT
RATES TO INTERIOR
PART OF FLEET TO
INDEX OF TODAFS NEWS
VISIT AT PORTLAND
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 5S.8
degrees; minimum, 4.. degrees.
TODAY'S Showers; southerly winds. ,
L. C. THRASHER AMONG MISS
IG OF SCN'KEX LIVER.
German loss is 000 dead in Alsace battle.
H1GG WINS OPENING
GAME FOR BEAVERS
STRIKE, QUIT POSTS
Traffic Is. Soon Tied
Up in City.
RIOT CALL GIVEN FOR POLICE
Union Men Declare jitneys
Will Care for Public.
TROLLEY WIRES ARE CUT
Movement Is Based on Company'.
Refusal to Permit Men to Organ
ise Majority of JMnes of City
Are InTOlved in Labor Upset.
SEATTLE, Wash., Marcti 50. A strike
of employes of the Puget Sound Trac
tion. Light & Power Company, operating
the streetcar lines In Seattle, was or
dered tonight at a mass meeting called
by the Central Labor Council to con
sider the company's refusal to permit
its men to organize.
The meeting adjourned at o'clock,
after instructing committees to go out
and take the men off the cars and bring
them to the Labor Temple to sign the
roll 6f the Amalgamated Association of
Street & Electrical Railway Employes.
Riot Call Turned IB.,
At 9:20 tonight a riot call was re
ceived at police headquarters from
Ninth" avenue and Pike street. It was
reported that men from the Labor Tem
ple mass meeting were taking men oft
streetcars at that corner, which is a
prominent junction point.
The disturbance on Pike street was
not serious, the riot call ha'vrng been
sent In because some men cut the line
attached to a trolley when a motorman
refused to stop to listen to the organ
izers. No arrests were made. Within
half an hour enough cars were stalled
on Pike street to tie up traffic on the
Bellevue-Summit and East Madison
lines which enter the downtown M-i
trict over that route.
Trolley Wire Cat.
By 10:30 half the cars in the city
had been stopped. The company sent
Inspectors ,and shop employes out to
take stalled cars into the barns. Other
cars which had not been deserted by
their motormen were being run under
direct supervision of inspectors. Guards
were stationed on the platforms to pre
vent strikers boarding the cars and
keep men from cutting the trolley rope.
At Third avenue and Union street,
one of the most crowded intersections
In the city, a trolley wire was cut and
fell sputtering to the pavement. Police
men kept pedestrians out of danger
while a repair crew was hurried from
the barns to repair the wire.
Cheer Greet Car Meo.
frequently great cheers arose in va
rious parts of the downtown districts as
carmen who had secretly joined the
union abandoned their cars or others
listened to the appeals of the commit
tees and accompanied them to the labor
The mass meeting was attended by
an enormous crowd. Several hundred
who could not find accommodations in
the hall held an overflow meeting out
side. Sam Atkinson, international or
ganizer of the street carmen's union.
who has been working here several
weeks, addressed the meeting and
urged Immediate action.
Supporters of the strike movement
advanced the argument that with jit
neys available to handle traffic the
general public would not be greatly
inconvenienced by the strike and that
the men's position would therefore be
All Wight Meeting; Planned.
When the meeting adjourned, every
man in attendance was urged to go out
with the committees to induce the car
men to join the union. It was an
nounced that the labor temple would be
kept open all night so that another
meeting could be held to perfect the
organisation of the union as soon as
all the street car employes had signed
The strike affects only the Puget
Sound Traction Lieht &- Power Com
pany, whioh operate? all but three
routes In the rlty. The two short mu
nicipal lines and the Seattle. Renton &
Southern, operating 12 miles of track,
recognize the union.
GARRISON STILL AT POST
While House Takes Xote of Rumor
Secretary Is to Have New Place.
WASHINGTON. March 30. Notice
was taken at the White House tonight
for the first time of persistent rumors
that Secretary of War Garrison is con
templating restgns from the Cabinet
to become Chief Justice of the New Jer
sey Supreme Court. Secretary Tumulty
made the following statement:
"I presume that If Governor Fielder
intended offering this post to the Sec
retary of War he would as a matter of
courtesy consul the President before
doinc so. He has not done so. As for
the President, he has no desire to lose
the co-operation of so fine and invalu
able a public servant as Secretary Gar
rison." Mr. GarriMn himself, when asked
about the report today, laughed anil
aid: "Well, you see I'm still in the
State's Statutes Make So Provision
That .Women 3fnst Take
SALEM. Or.. March 30. (Special.)
Tbe women of the state, in addition to
having the right to vote and hold pub
lic office, have another important right,
.nrdlni- In n nnlnlon of AttOmeV-
General Brown today. It is the right
to decline to take their "husband's
mi Murium Khnldon. of The Dalles.
elicited the opinion from the state's
legal lore fountain. Her questions
epitomized were as follows:
"Is there a law against a woman re
taining her maiden name after mar
riage if she has a profession and makes
her own living, owns a ranch besides
and tho husband only lives on the
ranch and otherwise supports himself?
"If she married would it be possible
for her to prove up under her own
The Attorney-General said he could
not find a law compelling a woman to
take her husband's name, and that an
examination of decisions relating to
public lands by the Interior Department
disclosed no case in which a married
'woman had attempted to complete a
homestead under her maiden name. He
said that an unmarried woman who
entered upon public land with the in
tention of appropriating it would not
on account of her marriage forfeit her
right to make entry, providing the hus
band was not claiming a second tract
at the time of marriage. The law pro
vides that the residence of a woman
must be that of husband and the hus
band must live on her homestead to
fulfill her residence requirement.
FRENCH CREDIT ARRANGED
Xew York Bankers to Offer at Least
$23,000,000 to Investors.
k-jtw TORk' March 30. J. P. Morgan
& Co.. together with the National
City Bank and the First National Bank,
have concluded arrangements with the
French government under wnicn tnej
will Khnrtlv make an offering to Amer
ican Investors of one year 5 per cent
EVAnch ireuaurv bonds, according to
announcement made here today. ine
mrnini nf the hnndH to be purchased
has not been determined, but if prob-
. A t-i; Ann nnn
ably win De not jess. inm i.u,vv,.v
and may be as much as $50,000,000.
Tho hnnrf. will bear date of April 1.
and "-ill mature April ., 1916. Interest
will be payable semi-annually, ine
kn,i. win ho offered to Investors at
99 V4 and interest and will be payable
at the option of tne noiaer in new
York in dollars or in Paris at the rate
nf K 1 R l. francs.
The proceeds of these bonds will be.
used to pay for purchases made Dy tne
French government In this country.
LIVERPOOL D0CKERS QUIT
Time or Receiving Pay Is Issue and
Military May Intervene.
LIVERPOOL, March 30. The Birken
head dockers tonight refused to do the
week-end work until the shipowners
agreed to pay them on Saturdays for
the work done Friday nights and Sat
urdays. John Sexton, secretary of the Dock
ers' Union, addressed them, but was
unable to persuade the men to change
their decision. The suggestion that the
military might be called upon to do
their work was received with derisive
Government intervention in some
form is generally expected at an early
PULSE JUST 13, MAN BUSY
Cottage Grove Resident, Recovering.
Has Only 30 Heart-Beats.
COTTAGE GROVE, Or, March 30.
(Special.) A. I. Flynn. of this city, Is
a puzzle to medical science. He has
lived for months with a pulse beat of
30 a minute, that would mean certain
death to normal persons.
During Mr. Flynn's illness his pulse
beat was as low as 13 a minute, remain
ing that way for several days 'and
missing often. During all the time Mr.
Flynn was cheerful, refused to go to
bed, and planned on the time when he
again would be around doing a regular
day's work. During much of his illness
Mr. Flynn did the chores about the
BANKER'S COMMENT TERSE
"Most Extraordinary Accident," He
Says, When Horse Jumps in Auto.
SEATTLE, Wash. March 30. (Spe
cial.) "A most extraordinary accident"
was the dignified comment of E. C.
AVagner, manager of the local branch
of the Bank of California, after it was
Wagner was motoring leisurely with
C. H. Ciarke, president of the Kelley.
Clarke Coajiany, when a wild-eyed,
raging l.rse came tearing down a cross
street, smashed full tilt into the auto
mobile and turned a complete somer
sault over it. crumpling up the fender
like paper, without even splintering the
glass in the windshield.
Barn and Horses Are Burned.
PHILOMATH.' Or, March 30. (Spe
cial.) Fire destroyed a livery barn
owned by Dave Fendall. of this place,
last night. All the horpes were taken
out but two. and nearly all vehicles
were destroyed. The home of Roy
Scott nearby was badly damaged. It
is supposed the fire started from a
cigarette. The loss is estimated at
Secretary Daniels to
Send Warships Here.
FIRST PLANS AROUSE STORM
Chamber of Commerce Calls
- on Senators to Act.
GOVERNOR SENDS APPEAL
Volley of Messages Protesting at
Omission of Oregon From' Itin
erary of Ships Forwarded to
Washington Turn Pleases.
Portland will be Included In the itln
erary of part of the battleship fleet
that will open formally the Panama
Canal. Following Its historic cruise
through the new waterway dividing the
two continents to the Panama-Pacific
Exposition, the fleet will be divided
and various units will visit Pacific
Coast ports and Hawaii. Just what ships
will visit Portland has not yet been
determined. The news that part of
the fleet was to visit this city was tel
egraphed from Washington last night
after a vigorous protest against ig
noring this city had been sent to Sec
retary Daniels by the Chamber of Com
The historic battleship Oregon will
lead the procession of sea fighters
through the Canal. Mobilization at
Panama for the Canal trip has been set
for July 4. The Orego is expected to
go south in June and will Jbe locked
through the Canal to Join the Atlantic
fleet, leading the other battleships on
the cruise to the Pacific Coast.
First advices received in Portland
were that the units of the fleet would
visit Seattle and Honolulu after par
ticipating in ,the exposition at San
Francisco and this led to strong pro
tects from the new Portland Chamber
of Commerce, together with the urgent
request that Portland be intruded in
the ports to be visited.
Protests Are Ordered.
The first official act of that body
at luncheon yesterday, which marked
the close of the membership campaign,
was a unanimous vote directing that
the presidents of the various bodies af
filiated with and representing the
chamber make a demand upon Secre
tary Daniels of the Navy for recogni
tion for Oregon in the Pacific Coast
cruise of the Atlantic fleet.
C. W. Hodson made the motion urg
ing action, at the same time calling at
tention to the fact that, while San
Diego. San Francisco and the Puget
Sound ports were included in the itin
erary announced by Secretary Daniels,
the Columbia River and Portland were
Following the action of the Chamber
of Commerce, it was said that the pro
test to " the Navy Department was to
be state-wide and it was arranged that
Secretary Daniels and the Oregon Eep
iConcluded on Paso 3.)
' - j
King Albert aaya be is at loss to account for
cruel treatment of Belgian people M
Germans. Page 6.
American reply to British order in Council
cabled to iondon. rage 7.
Senator Chamberlain to. push legislation
providing for larger Army and trained
reserves. Page 1.;.
Rockefeller" Foundation offers $100,000 to
help workers In Colorado. Page S.
Efforts to raise F-4 fail; vessel proves to be
waterlogged. Page 2.
Iowa statistician, opposing rate Increase,
says railroads are relatively prosperous.
Portland win opening baseball game of
season, 3-1; other games postponed.
Hlgginbothara earns right to, pitch first
contest on Portland grounds. Page 12.
Johns.. n and Wfllard both m perfect con
dition for April 6 fight. Page 13.
Wives In Oreegon may retain own names, Attorney-General
rules. Page 1.
German Consul technically under arrest at
Seattle is exempt from prosecution.
Seattle streetcar men strike ; riot ensues.
Contract for use of patented, paving upheld
by Supreme Court. Page J.
Commercial and Marine.
Scarcity of tonnage cause of advance-m all
spice prices. Page 17.
Shorthorn cattle bring good prices at stock
yards sale. Page IT.
Italy's delay in entering war lifts wheat
quotations at Chicago. Page 17.
War specialties make sensational gains in
stock .market. Page 17.
War risk details only hold up Christian
Bora" charter to load here. Page 14.
Portland and Vicinity.
Tom R. Sheridan dazed by verdict of guilty
on two counts. Page 11.
Miss Marie Roberts and G. S. BoUford sur
prise friends by elopement. Page 11.
P. E. Brigham, prominent retired merchant,
dies in California, Page 9.
Episcopal Church may take steps to secure
presence of C. B. Pfahler in Portland.
Railroads would ci!t rate; to interior and re
verse long and snort-naui atuiuoe.
Secretary Daniels orders part of fleet to
Portland after Chamber or commerce ap
peals. Page 1.
Weather report, data and forecast. Page 13.
TURKS ASSURE PROTECTION
Reports of Atrocities Are Thought by
Washington to Be Overdrawn.
WASHINGTON, March 30. Assurances
that protection will be given to the
entire population of Lrumiah, Persia,
where attacks on American and other
foreigners .and on native Christians
have been reported, have been given
Ambassador Morgenthau at Constanti
nople by the Turkish government
In a message to the state .Depart
ment, today. Air. Morgenthau said the
Ottoman authorities had promised that
not only foreigners, but natives as well,
would be'protected by the Turkish reg
ular troops due at Urumiah last Sat
urday. Officials here are inclined to believe
that the stories of atrocities at Uru
miah were overdrawn.
FAT GOVERNOR CUTS GRASS
Arizona Executive Devotes Lunch
Hour to Mowing Capitol Lawn.
PHOENIX, Ariz., March 30. Governor
Hunt decided today that he was be
coming too stout and forthwith de
cided on outdoor exercise mowing the
lawns of the Capitol grounds every day.
The chosen hour is noon, indicating
that luncheon has been taken off the
Governor's schedule of meals.
Today's mowing was done under the
supervision of the ground keepers, who
declared the Governor had showed that
he knew how.
JOHN BULL FINDS HIS WORST ENEMY ENTRENCHED, AT HOME
Portland Starts Year
With Brilliant Play.
ANGELS ARE ROUTED 3 TO 1
Monster Crowd Sees Pitcher's
Big Bat Decide Contest.
WEATHER IDEAL FOR BALL
McCredic's Hurler Gets in Trouble
at Outset, but He Works Out,
and, Save for One Home Run,
la Not Threatened Again.
Pacific Coat League Standings.
W.L. P.C.I W.L. P.O.
Portland... 1 0 1000 Oakland 0 0 .000
Venice 0 O . Francisco 0 n .000
Salt Lake.. O 0 .00O(Los Angeles. 0 1 .000
At Los Angeles Portland S. Los An
At San Francisco Oakland; postponed;
At Salt Lake Venice: postponed; snow.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., March 30.
(Special.) Ten tnousand of as wild
eyed and leather-lunged baseball fans
as ever gathered in any park saw their
beloved Angels defeatea in the first
game of the 1915 season by the Port
land Beavers this afternoon. The score
was 3 to L It was a gala occasion and
it was a good game. Everybody was
happy, even the Angels in their defeat.
The day was perfect for the game. The
sun was warnvthe sky slightly necked
with fog clouds, which took the glare
from the fielders' eyes, and the wind
Pretty women in pretty gowns were
out by thousands, and it was hard to
tell who rooted the loudest, they or
their masculine escorts.
Big Parade Precedes tiarae.
A big parade. Inseparable from the
great National pastime on opening day,
served to put enthusiasm at Just about
the right pitch through the principal
streets at noon. Mayor Rose with his
rheumatism, and Chief of Police Sebas
tian with his curls curled more than
ever, occupied a place at the front of
the line, and back of them came the
players and "prominent citizens" in
automobiles. All told there were 137
of the chug chugs in line.
Whon the procession reached Wash
ington Park the grounds were nearly
filled, the gates having been thrown
open at 12:30 to accommodate the long
lines of waiting fans.
Kew Uniforms Quickly Muddled.
Both teams got right down to prac
tice. Just as if it was the last instead
of the first game, and it wasn't 10 min
utes before the bright, new uniforms
looked like their owners had been dig
ging bituminous coal in Illinois. When
the final practice bell tapped the great
crowd was silent, as the exciting mo
ment had arrived. -
"Fresh, hot-roasted peanuts," yelled
some Dervish in the grandstand. "Sit
(Concluded on Pago 12.1
Method or Attack on Vnorfendlng
Ship Is Tnlted States Matter
- w, Says London Paper.
LONDON'. March 31. The official
announcement is made that among the
missing passengers of the steamer
Fataba, which was sunk by a German
submarine, is Leon Chester Thrasher,
an American engineer, who had been
living for the past year on the Gold
Coast, British West Africa.
Thrasher had an American passport
and in the form he was required to fill
out before embarking, described himself
as an American citizen, but gave no
American address. He was employed
by the Broomassle Mines, Ltd.
Inquiry at the offices of tbe company
in London elicited the Information that
nothing had been heard from Thrasher
and that it was presumed he had been
Passengers rescued from the Falaba
say that when the submarine ap
proached the steamer the German cap
tain shouted In English through a meg
aphone, "I am going to sink you."
Another first-class passenger from
tho Falaba reached Liverpool toniht.
having been rescued by a trawler and
landed at Milford.
The Dally Mail In an editorial In con
nection with the possible drowning of
Thrasher says that the question wheth
er the Washington Government will
permit a belligerent to destroy an un
offending passenger ship, carrying an
American citizen, without giving that
citizen any opportunity to escape, is
raised in its sharpest form.
SNOW HEAVY IN KANSAS
Fall Reaches Depth of Six Inches;
Other States Have Fall.
KANSAS CITY. March 30. Heavy
snow fell over Kansas today, reaching
in some sections a depth of six inches.
Light snows fell in Western Missouri
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., March 30 A
heavy snow falling tonight In Arkansas
marked the climax of one of the coldest
months of March In the history of the
local weather bureau. Early reports
Indicated the snow was general over
PHILADELPHIA. March 30. Uuusu
ally cold weather fg,r this season of the
year prevails throughout Pennsylvania.
There was snow In some sections and
in the mountain regions the thermom
eter registered as low as 6' degrees
FORTUNE LEFT BY BEACHEY
Estate of Late Aviator Is Estimated
to Total $50,000.
SAN FRANCISCO. March 30. (Spe
cial.) Lincoln Beachey, the aviator
who was killed when his new machine
collapsed off the exposition grounds
March 14 and fell into the bay, left an
estate valued at $50,000, according to
representations made today by his
mother, who applied to the Superior
Court for, letters of administration of
her son's estate.
According to the mother, the estate
consists of stocks, bonds and realty
holdings, the latter in this city.
Tuesday's War Move's
g ERMANY'S next move in tho mil-
ltary field because some stroke
either in the east or the west Is ex
pected before the allies "attempt their
Spring advance Is at present the chief
subject of speculation and conjecture.
According to reports reaching here
from Petrograd, the German Emperor
Is now at Berlin holding a war coun
cil with Field Marshal von der Golts,
the German milltatry commander of
Constantinople, and other leaders, and
is planning a new campaign to offset
the fall of Przemysl and meet the situ
ation in the Dardanelles.
There has been nothing of an out
standing nature In either theater of
the land operations since the surren
der of the Austrian fortress. Sniping.
mining and bomb-throwing predomi
nate along the western front, while
fighting, fierce but undecisive, rages
in the Carpathians.
The British Cabinet met yesterday
and there Is every reason to believe
that it considered the liquor question,
and the stamping out of the evil, which
is now one of the greatest problems
of the nation. There still Is much talk
of prohibition, but it is not generally
believed that this course will be
adopted, although it Is conceded that
some step of a drastic and universal
character will soon be taken.
The return of ex-Premier V'enizelous
to Athens after a short rest, the tumult
ous reception accorded him and his
reiteration of the declaration that
Greece must join in the conflict' on
the side of the entente powers have
combined to start up predictions as to
when the group of neutral states, which
have been wavering so long, will take
up arms: The materials upon which
these predictions arc based are of the
Tbe inquest at Mllfordhaven in the
matter of the sinking of the steamer
Falaba has established an official
death list of 1-1, Witnesses under oath
testified to what had previously been
charged, that the submarine fired be
fore sufficient time had elapsed for
the removal of the passengers.
Walter Baxter, chief officer of the
Falaba, contributed the odd statement
that the submarine crew were dressed
in khaki. He also swore that the sub
marine, when first sighted, fleir tht
Knglish ensign, which was replaced
by the German ensign prior to the attack.
Long and Short Haul
NEW ATTITUDE DUE TO CANAL
Trade of Portland and Other:
Coast Cities in Danger.
PROTESTS SEEM CERTAIN
Interstate) Commerce Oomtnlsflou to
Hold Hearing April 1 2 to Pass
on Plan to Do More Than
Meet Spokane Demands. 4
Transcontinental railroads terminate
Ing In Portland and Puget Sound are
preparing to reverse themselves In the
historic long and short-haul rate ques
tion. After nearly 10 years of persistent ef
fort In opposing Spokane and other In.
terlor cities In their fight for lower pro
portionate rates, based on the rates to
the Coast terminals, the Panama Canal
has forced the carriers to face squarely
about and make rates to Interior
points even lower than were asked for
in the famous Spokane rate case.
They have-presented their proposal!)
to the Interstate Commerce Commission
and the Commission Is to hold a hearing,-April
13, at Washington, D. C.
Protests Appear Likely.
Their plan is fraught with such
serious consequences to the shippers of
Portland. Tacoma and Seattle that rep
resentatives of those cities doubtless
will enter vigorous protest at the hear
ing. The executive committeo of the
Chamber of Commerce traffic bureau
met yesterday afternoon and consid
ered the situation. W. A. Mears. trsfflo
manager for the Seattle Chamber of
Commerce, was present. It Is prob
able that both Portland and Seattle
will send representatives to the hear
ing. While the California cities are not
Involved in the case. It Is understood
that a similar situation Is developing
Caaal Cosspetlt lost Abaadonea.
Traffic experts declare that the rail
roads virtually have abandoned any In
tentions they may have had to com
pete with the Panama Canal for busi
ness to the Coast terminals.
The canal rates are so low that the
carriers can find little profit in meeting
them, so they have decided to center
their efforts on a plan to build up the
business at Interior points. It la said.
This plan Is hailed with delight at
Spokane, Baker, Walla Walla and other
Interior cities, but Is "viewed with
alarm" In Portland, Tacoma and Seattle.
It Is predicted that the proposed rates
will enable the Interior cities to build
up extensive jobbing and distributing
markets at the expense of the coast
cities, which heretofore have been the
natural jobbing centers for the North
west. Inteatloas Are Bnred.
That the carriers Intend to strengthen
the positions of the Interior points Is
Indicated In the following significant
paragraph in their recent proposal to
"Lower rates are necessary to insure
direct movement from the East und
permit reasonable competition. In the
distribution from group 4 points (mean
ing Interior cities), as against ship
ment by sea and subsequent distribu
tion of the same commodities from Pa
cific Coast ports."
Then is enumerated a list of turn
commodities. The following examples
will serve as Illustrations to show how
these proposed rates would divert traf
fic from the Coast cities to the In
terior cities: .
Canned good The present water rate
from New York to Portland Is 55 cents
per 100 pounds. To this must b
added 15 cents, representing the prob
able rate from the point of origin to
New York, and 5 cents for Insurance,
wharfage and handling charges, an
aggregate of 75 cenun.
Differential la Reaneed.
The rates proposed by tho carriers
are 75 cents to Coast terminals and
SO cents to Spokane and Interior points.
a differential of 5 cents. The present
rates on this commodity are 10 cent
to Portland and 97 rents to Spokane, a
differential of 17 cents.
Iron and steel, including wire and
nails The present water rate from
New York to Portland Is 45 cents.
Fifteen cents is added for the haut
from producing point to New York and,
t cents for Insurance, etc. This gives
a total of 65 cents. The carriers pro
pose a rate to Spokane of 0 cents from
Chicago and 75 cents from Pittsburg.
The differential on Pittsburg buslne
would be only 10 cents. The present
rail rate from Pittsburg to Portland
and Spokane are 11 cents and II. 0
respectively, a differential ot 21 cents.
Paper Rates Alas Cat.
Paper The water rate from New
York to Portland Is 45 cents. The
other charges would bring the total to
65 cents. Thja proposed rates by the
carriers are 75 cents and SO cents to
Portland and Spokane respectively, a
differential of & cents. The present
rates are 91 cents and 75 rents to Port
land end Spokane respectively, a dif
ferential of 16 cents.
Similar proportions are maintained
on the other commodities on whii:h the
railroads are asking a readjustment ot
rates. including coffee, lye, soap,
(ConducUd os Fag 13. )