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TITE MOItXING OREGONIAK, TUESDAY, APRIL 6, J 915.
NOTED FRENCH ADVOCATE OF FEMINISM WILL GIVE LECTURE
SERIES AT PANAMA-PACIFIC FAIR. .
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Don't Let This House Furnishing Opportunity Slip Away!
The Economies Are Greater Than Ever
Avail Yourself of This Remarkable Assemblage of Furnishing Needs
Curtains, Rugs, Draperies, Bedding
SALE PRICES HOLD GOOD THIS WEEK ONLY
Rich Stores of Fine Linens at Sale Prices That Are Exceptional
Great Sale of Sheffield Plate and Sale of Framed Pictures
PAY $27.50 MONTH
Official Tells Government In
quirers Tips Are Not Con
sidered in Schedule.
INEFFICIENT PAID MORE
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.Report Shows Beginners Are Put on
I Tourist Cars Where Perquisites
Are Iss and Receive Greater
S Wage Than on Standards.
J CHICAGO, April 5. The first Gov-
I eminent inquiry into wages and condl-
tions and employment of sleeping-car
porters and conductors was made here
I today by the United States Commission
! oij Industrial Relations. L. S. Hunger
5 lord, general manager of the Pullman
I Company, was on the stand most of the
I day and was questioned by Frank P.
i "Walsh, chairman of the Commission.
J In the first 15 years of the sleeping-
' ear porter's service, Hungerford said
he is paid $27.50 a month. At the end
of 15 years he. like other service em
ployes. automatically received an ad'
ance of 5 per cent, which makes his
nay $28.87 a month. In the first 10
years of service he buys his own unl
forms, but thereafter the company
takes on this burden. A bonus system
gives men wtih good records an extra
month s pay for tne year.
The men also are eligible to a relief
fund after five years and to the pen
sion list after 20 years in the employ
ment of the company, but these pro
visions are flexible and often applied
In exceptional case3. such as disability
resulting from train accidents.
Tips ot Considered. He Says.
j Mr. Walsh then brought up the sub-
Ject of tips.
r "Do you expect the public to pay the
ciiierence between these wages and
living wage?" he asked the witness.
"No, sir, 1 dont' think that was con
aidered, the latter replied.
"You thought them satisfied with
"No, I wouldn't say that; we received
Bo expressions of dissatisfaction re
sardlng them," replied llr. Hungerford
It appeared that new porters fre
r quently are tried out on tourist cars,
and receive a few dollars more wages
, than their more experienced brethren
cn the standard sleepers.
"Why Is it that these men are paid
morn tuan the mora experienced ones?
asked Mr. Walsh. "Is it because the
perquisites are more liberal on the
standard cars? Was that considered
In fixing the rate?"
"I don't know what was considered.
, J imagine the tips are more liberal on
the standard cars.
"Is $27.50 enough to pay any man for
a. months work? continued Mr.
Walsh. "Minimum wage investigations
of the employment of women show that
' they cannot subsist on less than $8 a
Plenty Willing; to Take Jobs.
"We can get all the men we want at
that rate, was the reply.
"Have you considered the social ef
fect of such a wage which compels men
but recently removed from bondage to
subsist on gratuities from another
"I am not competent to answer that.
' -Well, can a man live on $27.60?"
"I don't know, but it probably de
pends on his requisites.
The witness was asked as to the
history of the tipping system, and re
plied that It did not originate with the
"It seems always to have been a gen
eral condition. It didn't originate with
us. However, if anybody is deserving
of tips it is the sleeping car porter;
some of them are artists.
It appears from the testimony that
tire at 11 or 12 P. 41. and go on duty FOOD EXPORT TO BE STUDY
visum tx l o ju. x ins aiica iu t -
'- hour transcontinental runs, as It -does
. to short ones.
"Are porters required to polish the
hoes of passengers?" asked the chair- Series of Lectures at Panama-Pacific
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JULES BOIS, CHKVAMiSR OF IJiGtOX OP HONOR
JULES BOIS TO TALK
French Journalist Will Plead
Cause of 'Militant.
' answered I
Pair AV1H Deal With Varied In
dustries of His Own Country.
Fetes by Society Many.
"No; they are permitted to,"
Mr. W alsb. read from a book of rules
by F. C. Johnson, district superintend
ent of the Pullman company, at Omaha.
entitled "What to do and what not
Slaoy Rales Cited.
In this compilation It appeared that I vrw YORK. April 5. (Special.)
porters were required 10 snme snoes Juleg Bo, journalist Chevalier of th
vuu me witness sa.iu iney oougnt men f fm.
u.k . ,hi. " ki- I Legion of Honor and prohpet oi rem'
the use of toothni. ks and tobacco, inlsm in France. Is here with creden
The porter standing at the steps receiv- tials from his Government to plead the
Jng passengers must stand straight. I cause of the t rench militant and to
rnusi noi ican inaoieniiy againsi xne i make reporwt on our iooa proaucnon
ear. . I and exportation. He will make a lec
"Look pleasant." says the rule, tur tour of the United States and will
Tcn't give the passenger the impres- I study the methods of teaching French
lon thst it Is mere condescension on I jn the schools of California. He will
our part that he is allowed to ride I Ki Ve a series of lectures at the Pan
tall." iama-Pacific Exposition on the varied
ocner rules are tnai wnen a psraen- .j,iru, of his country.
rer wants to know "how long will the Althounh he has not come here to
train stop here?- the porter is not to gpeak o( tne message with which he
:ive the number of minutes, but say at roused France to a consideration of
wnat mmuie tne scnenuie requires ii woraan suffrage in his novels "IVEve
to depart. When a passenger makes Nouveue" and "TVEternal Retour," he
request not countenanced by tne .. , offers, uneau of
company, me porter is noi w repiy inn his wlrlc He gummaried his voews of
xne company ruie loroias ii; no is feminism thus
tructed to say that tne matter is out- ..y women should have the vote,
aide or his jurisdiction. t th.t he m. .. nave more votes but
"This Is because lazy or Ill-natured I ,K.. . ,.! ...,.. the mnthar
Toners wno are meraj ouirn.iis ru element may enter Into the political
tion by saying there was a ruie against nrinE. , .tav ln this cltv he is
$t," said Mr. Hungerford.
being feted and entertained by the
A system of small fines for the dis- I , j . j ty.-
appearance of linens was maintained to lf nonoj. on Marcn 30 at a dinner ten-
prevent negligence. Last year lost
linen, frequently carried away by care
Jess passengers, cost the company
$178,000. the witness said.
BISHOP ASSIGNS PASTORS
Kvangelival Conference Closes i
Ministers Are Named.
CORVAIX1S. Ot April 5. The an
nual U nited Evangelical conference here
adjourned after Bishop W. H. Fouke
made the regular annual appointments
The appointments in Portland remain
the same as last year. Dr. C. C. Poling
and the Rev. G. L. Lovell being re
turned for another year. The Rev. Mr.
Leyton, stationed at St Johns In place
of the Rev. Mr. Goode, who had to dis
continue the work on account of ill
health, is a new name to the Pacific
Coast. He comes from Nebraska and Is
a man of exceptional ability.
Following are the appointments:
Portland district. C. C. Poling, Presiding
Mr; Portland First Church. C. C. Poling;
O.-klor Grein. G. 1- Ixve!l; St. Johns, J.
Irfyton; Wichita. H. H. Farnnam; Adna.
Mark Thelne; Chfhalem. Chariea Poling;
li!!8boro. W. W. Phelps.
Iallaa district. S. S. Mummey. presiding
eider; Prooka, G. R. Stover; Beulah. E. Sin.
gTeton; Rikrall. J. L. Burns; Corvallls. A.
It, tfchmailo; Dallas, G. E. Erskine: Dayton
and Lafayette. C. P. Gates; McMfnnvllIa, V,
frbino; Eusene. F. E. Fisher: Florence. R.
O. Car'i; Gaaton. Frank Phelps; Klnga Val
ley. V. Ballantyoe; Lewisville, W. S. Plow
man; Mapleton. F. H. Neff; Salem, A. A.
"Winter and M. J. Ballantyna.
George I revived the Most Honorable Or
der of the Fath m ITS.
dered him by Mrs. Cornelius Vander
bilt. At the Baltimore Hotel, after
wards, he said that be would speak
first on April 7 at the borne of Mrs.
E. H. Harriman.
EARL ROGERS INDICTED
LOS ANGELES ATTORNEY HELD FOR
LETTER TO GRAND JURT.
Attempt to Inflneace Corruptly Is Al
legationPolice Chief, Accused
fey Girls, Alao I'nder Boat.
LOS ANGELES, April 5. Charles E.
Sebastian. Chief of Police, and Earl
Rogers, his counsel in the case involv
ing allegations of misconduct made by
two delinquent girls, were indicted to
day by the County Grand Jury on
charges of having attempted "corrupt
ly to influence" the grand jurors.
The charges were based on tne fact
that Rogers sent the jury a letter re
lating to the accusations made by the
two girls. Bail was rixed at J5000.
Ten days ago the two girls. Victoria
Desparte and Lucille Livingston, wards
of the Juvenile Court, appeared before
the County Grand Jury and related the
story of a ride in a police automobile.
Sebastian was summoned to the grand
Jury chamber, and according""to authori
tative statements was identified as one
or the men who accompanied the girls.
Sebastian issued a statement sub-1
sequently declaring that the charges
were the manifestation of a political
plot designed to kill . his chances of
election as Mayor of the city. This
counter charge was taken up by the
grand Jury last week and, a report
rendered declaring that the jury could
find no evidence of such a "conspiracy.
Meantime. Rogers, Sebastian's attor
ney, eent the grand jury a 22-page
letter dealing with the case. This let
ter, according to the allegations set
out in the indictments today, contained
"threats, intimidations, - persuasions
and entreaties," concerning the jury's
course with regard to the charges of
the two girls.
The threat, ' it is alleged, was con
veyed in language to the effect that
while the grand jury was not bound to
consider the side of the defense in mat
ters before It, it would be well in the
case at hand to do so before signing an
indictment for which the grand Jurors
"would be held liable both personally
NEW HAVEN MOTION ARGUED
Decision on Application for Bill of
NEW YORK, April 6. The Federal
District Court beard argument today
and reserved decision on the applica
tion made by Lewis Cass Ledyard and
other directors and former directors of
the New Haven Railroad to have the
Government furnish them with a bi;l
of particulars in the criminal proceed
ings against them. Twenty-one defend
ants are under indictment charging: vio
lation of the anti-trust law.
George W. Wickersham. ex-United
States Attorney-General, arguim? in
support of the application, "asserted that
the Indictment was too vague. Attor
neys for the Government opposed the
Have Arrived :
School children have beea
sugxlODaly awaiting; the arrival
f these decalcomanias, and
they can now be had at our
stationery department at lc
Mail and Telephone Orders Filled by Expert Shoppers
Pacific Phone Marshall 5000
Home Phone A 6691
PI are a "Walk, F x Tin
Watch Year ea. Fox Trot
Aloha Oe, Hawaiian Wala
Noaae. Sweet Heave. Mealier
Walts Tin Ten, Medler Fex
Trot, and CrackerJark. Mealry
l' Tret, 7 Be each.
" Veribest" Waists H
Introducing 12 New Models Tuesday
Marking a New Epoch in the Selling of Fine Waists
Equal in Material, Style and Fit to Waists Selling for Double.
Of Voile - Allover Embroidered Voiles Trimmings of Crochet Buttons
Of Lingerie Of Flowered Organdies Lace or Embroidery
Of Organdie Of Flesh-tinted Voiles Tucks and Hemstitching ,
The three models illustrated were sketched from Waists on sale.
Apron Day Today is Your Opportunity!
Four Aprons in Exact Style as Illustrated.
Trimmed Leghorn Hats
Our Feature Price $9.95
These hats are the newest thing for early Summer wear made of
an extra fine quality of leghorn, many models combined with Georgette
crepe brims and crowns, others with shirred facings in dainty colors.
Trimmed with the most beautiful French flowers, bouquets and wreaths,
in wonderful colorings, with smart touches of black velvet ribbon, or rib
bons to harmonize with the flowers. Ostrich feathers, in the new effects,
are an attractive feature of these hats. Many models for the young girl
dozens of hats that women will find most becoming. Second Floor.
New $2.50 Nadia Corsets $1.79
Made of fine batiste with low and medium bustline, slightly
curve-in at the waistline, long over the hips and back, without
boning over the hips; finished at the top with lace and ribbon.
Three Dairs of hose supporters attached. In sizes 20 to 28.
50c Coverall Aprons
Made of light and dark-colored percale with round
necks, kimono stleeves, belted back, finished with.,
white pipings. In regulation coverall style. Sale ...
$1.00 House Dress Aprons
Of extra quality percale an apron which forms a
complete dress. Has square neck, side fastening,
kimono sleeves, pleated back, belt fastens to. the front
Trimmed with colored embroidered edges. Sale ....
New Rubber Aprons
Made in plain white or lavender and blue stripes.
Most practical for general housework, indispensable
in kitchen and laundry, and a necessity for the
nursery and sickroom. Sale. . .......
75c and 85c White Aprons
White band aprons, aprons for nurses, waitresses
parlor maids. Trimmed with lace insertion, embroi
l dery ruffles and insertions and hemstitching with
and without bibs and straps. Of lawn or dotted Swiss.
Sale ..,......-. -. i
35c and 40c White Aprons
Tea aprons, band aprons, waitresses' and parlor
maids' aprons. Fresh, crisp, white aprons, made of
excellent quality lawns, trimmed with tucks and
hemstitching, some with embroidery insertions and
edges. Sale . .,
$1.00 Apron Sets
In empire style with square neck and short kimono'
sleeves of ginghams and percales. Trimmed with L J
wide plain or flowered bandings. Cap to match. Sale J
House Dress Aprons
These aprons are made in the house-dress style, but
tons all the way down the front. V-neck, kimono
sleeves, turn-back cuffs, belted style, finished with
white bias pipings and pocket. Made extra long.
Sizes 36 to 44. Special ,
Miss Rae Tanzer, charged with using"
the mails In an attempt to oefraud,
that Miss Tanzer and James W. Osborne-
registered at the hotel where he
was employed, was held In $12,000 bail
for examination Friday when arraigned
before United States Commissioner
Houghton today, on
a charge of per-
Insurance War Tax Illegal.
WASHINGTON, April 5. -rh9 Spanish
War stamp tax on marine Insurance
policies was held today by the Supreme
Court to be unconstitutional as a tax
on reports. .
Crew Adrift Rescued.
NEW YORK, April 5. The steamer
Comus, from New Orleans, brought Into
port today five members ojf the crew
of the barga Northwest, which broke
away from the tug Welllrarton Friday
and drifted helpless in th storm until
sighted yesterday by the Comus off
Cape Lookout. N. C.
Man, "Deaf. Mute," Clets 12 Days
CENTRALJA. Wash.. April 6. (Sdb- V
ciaw tor impersonating a deaf and
dumb man In order to secure money
from sympathetic Individuals, George
House Is passing 12 days in the Lewis
County Jail. House was handing out
cards telling of his alleged misfortune
when a peace officer ran across him.
The officer grabbed House and shook
him roughly. "Don't do that," said
House, and a jail term resulted.
Hotel Clerk Held for Perjury. ,
NEW YORK, April 6. Frank D.
Stafford, a hotel clerk, who testified
at the recent hearing in the case of
Help the Stomach
Digest Your Food
When the stomach fails to di
gest and distribute that which
is eaten, the bowels become
clogged with a mass of waste and
' refuse that ferments and gener
ates poisons that are gradually
forced into the blood, causing
distress and often serious Ill
ness. Most people naturally object
to the drastic cathartic and
purgative agents' that shock the
system. A mild, gentle laxative,
positive In its effect and that will
quickly relieve constipation is
Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin, sold
by druggists at fifty cents and
one dollar a bottle. It does not
gripe or cramp, but acts easily
and pleasantly and is therefore
the most satisfactory remedy for
' children, -women and elderly per
sons. For a free trial bottle write
to Dr. W. B. Caldwell. 452 Wash
ington street. Montlcello, 111.
Where Do You Take Lunch.
Dinner or After
The Arcadian Garden supplies
all the attractive features you
should consider cuisine,
service and surroundings of
the higher class and for this
week the following unexcelled
MISS OLIVE LA FONT
In Spectacular Ballet, Oriental
and Toe Dances.
"The Young Caruso."
Mr. Jack Clifford
Three Nasquiria Sisters
Instrumental and Vocal Music.
Collet te's Orchestra
Beginning- Thursday, special
arrangements are being' made 1
to entertain after-grand-opera
diners. Engage tables now.
On April 26th we will in
troduce a new novelty on
the Pacific Coast. Has run
over year College Inn, Chi
cago. Watch for ice-skating
in the Arcadian Garden.
Talking Machine Owners
Bring- in your old Columbia Disc Records and we
will take them in exchange for the latest Columbia
Disc Records at a very liberal allowance. Our
stock of Disc Records is complete. April Records
now on sale.
Graves Music Co.
Pioneer Phonograph Dealers
Est 1805 151 Fourth St, Near Morrison
Get the Name
fixed in your mind