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THE MORNING OREGONTAN, FRIDAY, APRIL, 23, 1913. -
PROBE OF ALLEGED
ICE TRUST PLANNED
cents a pound; selected, two bunches
for a quarter. The White Jumbo va
riety, from California, is also 10 cents
Rhubarb has now lowered to ' two
pounds for 5 cents and thre pounds
for a dime. Local cucumbers, 10 and
15 cents each.
California Early Rose potatoes are
10 cents a pound, but, in aristocratic
quarters, both the white and red va
rieties are quoted two pounds for a
quarter. Green peas. 10 cents a pound
and two pounds for 15 cents. Green or
wax beans, 25 cents a pound, the price
also of local sugar peas.
Last season's potatoes are now quoted
$2 a sack, 15 pounds for 25 cents;
sweets. 5 cents a pound; artichokes,
three for 25 cents; eggplant, 20 cents;
green "pepper, 40 and 50 cents a pound;
tomatoes, 20 cents; select Florida
stock, 35 cents a pound.
California Summer squash, 20 cents
You know what Cotto
is made of
It is an exact combination of pure ultra-refined cottonseed oil (a
grade so high it is not listed in the market) with beef-stearine
from selected, high-grade leaf beef suet '
That is what produces the splendid qualities for shortening, frying
and cake-making in
Opinion of City Attorney on
Scope of Ordinance Barring
MR. BIGELOW WOULD ACT
Commissioner Proposes to Learn
Ijiisls of l.cports If Possible.
Makers Say They Only Are
An investigation to determine the
verity of rumors and reports that an
ice trust exists in .Portland is to be
made by t'lty Commissioner Bigelow,
provided City Attorney LaRovbe rules
that a member of the City Council, or
the City Council as a whole, has power
to make such investigations tinder the
provisions of an ordinance which has
been on the books many years prohib
iting the formation of combines in re
straint of trade. Mr. LaRoche was
asked yesterday for an opinion on the
scope of the law and he expects to
The ordinance provides that there
there shall be no combine in restraint
of trade. Whether or not this can be
applied to the extent of calling in wit
nesses and conducting a systematic
hearing is a question which Mr. La
Koche will decide.
Mr. Blireloiv Prope Inquiry.
Commissioner Rigelow says he be
lieves such an investigation can be
made and he proposes to conduct such
hearings in connection with the ice
business. He says he intends to get at
the bottom of the proposition, if pos
sible, and if there is a combine of the
Icemen to hold up the prices- he pro
poses to take steps to break it up.
City Attorney LaHoche said yesterday
that he has made no attempt to look
into the law on the subject. He said
he will give an opinion to Mr. Bigelow
as to what the latter can do. It will
he up to Commissioner Bigelow or the
Council to conduct the investigation.
Iwmtn Say There la Jo Trust.
Icemen declare that there is no ice
trust, but they say that steps have been
taken by the larger producers to pre
vent their businesses from being ruined
by irresponsible dealers who get into
the business only for the good ice busi
ness period of the Summer time. It is
declared that there is an understanding
among manufacturers that they will
protect their businesses by preventing
price slashing by the dealers who get
in only for the cream of the trade, tak
ing the business of the plants which
must be operated and maintained the
Charles Smith, president of the Port
land Klectric Ice Company, and Harry
Joy, president of the Bull Run Ice &
Fuel Company, assert that charges that
there is a trust in Portland are ground
less. Reports that there was an ice trust
were heard a year ago and at that time
an investigation was threatened but
CHURCH HISTORY IS TOPIC
Dr. A. C. Gaehclcin's Series ot Bible
Conferences l.nd Today.
Dr. A. C. Gaebelcin. of New York,
who is conducting a series of Interde
nominational bible conferences In the
White Temple this week, preached
last night on "The History ot the
Church in the Light of Revelations II
and HI." His address was heard by
a. large audience.
In the afternoon at 3 o'clock Dr.
Gaebelein spoke on "The Seven Par
ables, as Found in the Gospel of Mat
thew." Today will close the conference. The
subject for the 3 o'clock meeting will
be "The Masterpiece of God" and to
night the topic of discussion will be
"What About the Millennium?" Dr.
Gaebelein will give his Ideas regard
ing a "Golden Age."
EVANGELIST TO BE GUEST
Luncheon at V. M. C. A. Arranged
as Greeting to Rev. J. V. Hanson.
Temperance and peace advocates of
Portland will give a. luncheon at the
T. M. C A. Cafeteria next Wednesday
to welcome Rev. John Frederick Han
son, who has just returned from a
year's evangelistic work In England.
Denmark, Norway and Sweden under
the auspices of the Sunnyside Friends'
Church. Mr. Hanson was born in Nor
way and came to the States In 1856.
Mr. Hanson attended the 35th anni
versary of the National - Temperance
Organization of Denmark, of which he
Mrs. Mattie M. Sleeth Is expected to
make the address of welcome on behalf
of the prohibitionists and the Women's
Christian Temperance Union.
Good Things in Markets
CALIFORNIA has a large consign
ment of strawberries in our mar
kets. The fruit Is large and ripe and
looks most attractive. They are of
fered at two boxes for a quarter and
15 cents a box.
A new arrival of cocoanuts from
Honolulu in the "original package" is
on hand and are retailed at 16 cents
each. Pineapples. 15 and 20 cents each.
Sweet navel oranges can be had as
low as 16 cents a dozen, the ascend
ing scale mounts 20, 25, 30. 40 and 50
cents a dozen. Blood oranges, 15 cents;
lemons, 15 and 25 cents; Mexican limes,
20 cents a dozen.
Florida grapefruit, of small sizes,
may be found at 5 cents and three for
10 cents; larger, 10 cents each, and
the largest (and presumably most
juicy) at three and two for a quarter;
Californlans, 5 cents each.
Bananas are 15 and 20 cents a dozen.
A. few of the red variety are on sale at
30 cents. Cape Cod cranberries, 15
cents a pound.
Oregon's splendid apple crop of 1914
that the state has . proved could be
consumed at home has actually been
almost absorbed. Apples are now get
ting scarce, and several varieties dis
appeared some time since. As a con
sequence, they are rising in price, and
choice Hood River Red-Cheeked Pip
pins are now quoted 12.50 to fZ a box,
40 and 50 cents a dozen.
The last Yellow Newtowns of the
season are 10, 15 and 20 cents a dozen;
Wlnesaps, 15 cents. Oregon, led off
by her largest city, undertakes to
make away with the apple crop of
1916, too, if circumstances render t
In the vegetable market the products
are about equally divided by those
locally grown and those sent up by
asparagus, gron'n at Hood River and
White Salmon, Wash., offered tn neat,
compact bunches, can be bad at 10
RESIDENT OF OREGOV SINCE
134 IS DEAD.
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Edward Hnrd Stanbnrrough.
Edward Hurd Stanburrough,
California argonaut of 1844 and
an Oregon pioneer of 1S54. died
Wednesday night at the family
residence, 644 East Thirty-seventh
street South, at the age of
91 years and 5 months, after an
illness of several months. He
came West from New Jersey. On
coming to Oregon he established
a business at Salem. Ten years
later he came to Portland and en
tered the employ of the A. A.
Johnson Packing Company, and
continued with that company un
til it was merged w-ith the Union
Meat Company. He then entered .
the employ of the latter company
and retired only two years ago.
Three children, Mrs. Frederick
C. Forbes and Mrs. May S. Mont
gomery, of Portland, and Charles
A. Stanburrough, of Bend, Or.,
survive. The funeral will take
place at 10 o'clock this morning
from the family residence.
a pound. Mushrooms are offered at 90
cents and as low as 25 cents a pound.
Cabbage and cauliflower are both two
for a nickel and 5 cents each; large
cauliflower, 15 cents; dried onions,
eight pounds for a dime.
Lettuce heads, 5 cents each, and let
tuce stalks, three for nickel; celery
hearts, 10 cents a bunch; Oregon spin
ach, 5 cents a pound and two pounds
15 cents; mustard greens and Oregon
new turnips, two bunches, 5 cents;
green onions, five,bunches for a nickel.
In the fish, market, "Oregon City
hook-and-llne Chinook salmon" has
lowered to 15 and 17 cents & pound;
sturgeon, rock cod, sand dabs and Cal
ifornia or surf smelt and squib or Ink
fish are "each 15 cents.
Sea trout. 20 cents a pound; perch,
soles, black cod and ocean or silver
smelt are each 12 cents; halibut and
flounders, 10 cents a pound; crabs, 15,
20 and 25 cents each; shad roe, 40 cents
Columbia River smelt has silently
In the poultry market: White-feathered
capons, really choice, are 35 cents
a pound. The birds range from five to
eight pounds each. Hens, milk-fed, 25
cents; ranch, 20 cents a pound; friers
and broilers, 35 to 40 cents a .pound:
geese, 22 cents; ducks, 25 cents a
pound; squabs, 50 to 75 cents each.
Turkeys are getting scarce and average
30 cents a pound.
Eggs, 20 to 25 cents a dozen.
Butter, 30 and 35 cents a pound;
55. 60 and 65 cents a roll.
Ham sausage, 20 cents; pork sau
sage, 15 cents a pound or two pounds
for a quarter. Homemade head cheese,
two pounds, 25 cents. Fresh pork, 12,
14 and 16 cents a pound.
Celery, pepper and tomato plants,
two dozens for 25 cents thrifty, good
Young Belgian hares, 25 cents each.
BUILDING CODE ASSAILED
PROGRESSIVE BUSINESS MEN TOLD
IMPROVEMENTS ARE HELD BACK.
b. MacNaushtom Declares Low
Structures of Fireproof Material
Cannot Be Made to Pay.
Business men of the city yesterday
listened to an attack upon a feature
of the present building code, which, it
was declared, is halting structural work
E. B. MacNaughton. an architect, ad
dressed the Progressive Business Men's
Club at the Multnomah Hotel, and the
applause he received at the close of
his talk on Wood Construction and tne
Building Code," was proof positive that
his hearers had the matter placed to
them in a new, concise and business
like style. Mr. MacNaughton was as
sured the club would give the question
While he had praise for Building
Inspector Plummer for the code In gen
eral, Mr. MacNaughton took issue with
the city official that all construction
should be absolutely fireproof within
the 60-odd blocks Included In the inner
The speaker went Into details on the
valuation ot property, as a result of
the ' Sommer system, which placed
valuations in this particular district at
from $3900 to $5000 a front foot, and
showed how the property, owners were
losevs in being denied the right to use
mill construction In this section.- He
showed how costly is the strictly fire
proof building; how, to make such a
building pay, the owner is compelled to
build at least eight stories high, owing
to the overhead expense at anything
under this height.
Previous to $lr. MacNaugtiton's ad
dress D. C. Lewis, of St. Johns, told
the club members why St. Johns wanted
their support at the election In June
when the merging question will be de
cided. Jasper Dean McFall sang two selec
tions with Miss Bonnie Replogle as
France Retires 2 9 More Generals.
PARIS. Anrll 22. Twenty-nine more
French Generals have been placed
either on the reserve or retired lists to
make way for younger or more active
men. The official Journal contains
names of 11 Generals of division and
18 Generals of brigade who have been
relieved from active service.
There is an appetizing appeal in the thought that your foods are cooked with
Cottolene made of an oil that is far superior to most salad oils and as fine
as the best, combined with the choicest part of rich, leaf beef suet.
Order a pail of Cottolene from your grocer todav and use
it in shortening, frying, or cake-making. It is economical
you use one-third less than of any ordinary cooking fat.
Arrange with your grocer for a regular supply.
Write to our Genera Offices, Chicago, for our real cook
book HOME HELPS " free.
"Cottolene makes good cooking better"
LENTS FOR ROAD BONDS
IX.Il CTIO-" RUMORS DEMED BY
ST. JOHNS FOLK, TOO.
CummiMMlonrra Go On With Plana.
Delegation Asks for Foster
Injunction proceedings may be
brought, against the County Commis
sioners, it is reported, to prevent tnem
from selling the special road improve
ment bonds authorized by the people
at last week's election.
Although suggestions of Injunctions
have been heard for the last few days,
and in fact ever since the election,
members of the County Board don't
believe that anyone will have the te
merity to apply for a restraining order
tn the face of the overwhelming ma
jority given the bond issue by the
It was first understood tnat some
people at Lents and at other points
along the Foster road proposed to ap
ply for an injunction, but Lents people
emphatically deny the report. Although
the Lents district developed consider
able opposition to the bond Issue, the
people there insist that they will not
oppose the will of the majority of the
There is no evidence of an Injunc
tion sentiment among the residents of
St. Johns. Despite, the rumorB. the
County Commissioners are proceeding
with their plans for improvement. A
committee of Lents people appeared be
fore them on Wednesday and asked
that a top dressing of crushed rock b
placed on the Foster road inside the
city limits between the county line and
the end of the hard-surface paving
within the city.
Roadmaster Yeon pointed out that
there is at present a 10-inch rock base
for this road, and that as soon as the
equipment is available this base will
be worked over, rolled and packed,
placing it in good first-class condition
as good as can be had with a mac
adam road. '
Iceman Solicits Trade at 2
A. M-, He Testifies.
Another Man In Party Arrested Telia
Judge He Only Called to Say
Goodbye to Girls.
HAT constitutes proper hours for
business? This was the question which
Municipal Judge Stevenson was called
on to solve yesterday afternoon.
The police had arrested J. L. Whit
ney, William Kurrasch. Mrs. J. J.
Carr and Mrs. J. J. Byrnes the pre
ceding day on a charge of disorderly
conduct, alleging that the four were
having some kind of a lunch at about
2 o'clock in the morning.
When asked what he was doing at
that place at 2 o'clock, J. L. Whitney
explained to the judge that, he was
an iceman and, hearing that the two
women were planning to install a re
frigerator, had called to solicit their
patronage. He said that he wanted to
beat all the other icemen to securing
an order from them.
Mr. Kurrasch also had an explana
tion. "I was planning to leave town and
had called to tell the girls good-bye,"
Asked how it was he staid so late,
the man said that one of the women
had fainted and he had remained to
assist in the work of resuscitation.
After urging them to confine their
calls to more reasonable hours, the
judge dismissed the quartet.
25-YEAR FILM DEAL MADE
Paramount Gets Exclusive Clioicc of
Famous Players and Lasky Reels.
Copies of the longest-time contract
ever yet made in the motion picture
business were received yesterday by
John F. Cordray, general manager of
the Peoples Amusement Company.
Both the Jesse L. Lasky Company and
the Famous Players Film Company have
guaranteed to let the Paramount Pic
ture Corporation have exclusive choice
of their output for a period of 25 years.
The Famous Players company is pro
ducing the Frohman and Belasco suc
cesses, while the Lasky company in
variably features a star in some dis
tinctive play. Paramount pictures are
issued semi - weekly. The Peoples
Theater has the exclusive contract for
EGG IS 8 BY 6.5 INCHES
Black Minorca Performs Feat That
19 Portland Record Breaker.
. With a joyous cackle denoting pride
and translated as "What do you know
about this?" a Black Minorca hen in
the yard of Mrs. J. D. Dammon, of
Woodstock, presented its owner with
an egg measuring eight inches around
the long way and six inches and a half
in circumference, Wednesday morning,
shattering Portland records.
"She always did lay large eggs, but
we never thought her capable of one
f ;7?"Tfi Quick,
9 . ''-i-iSiyNL nyrri.oiit.T..MinLTOi,aAii.
such as this," commented Mrs. Dammon,
gazing upon the egg that rivaled the
output of an ostrich.
"I'm going to invite some friends over
for dinner, and we will serve an egg,"
said Mrs. Dammon. She lives at 6221
Forty-ninth street Southeast.
INDICTED LAWYER RESIGNS
Cliarles Yates Gives Vp Membership
In State Bar Association.
Charles Yates, an attorney, now under
indictment for "mbezzlement. late
Wednesday filed, with County Clerk
Coffey his resignation from the State
Bar Association, to be sent to the clerk
of the Supreme Court. His action fol
lowed further investigations which are
being made by Deputy District Attorney
Collier into his conduct, and a second
indicment was rumored.
Under the law Yates' action in
resigning from the Bar Association
heads off any attempt to bring dis
AVenatchce Lake to Get Trout Fry.
WENATCHEE, Wash., April 22.
(Special.) Game Warden Watson left
for Leavenworth yesterday to distribute
100. 000 silver lake trout in Lake Wm.
"Just look at Its tempting color!"
,Yes, almost everybody; speaks of
that and this color is purely natural. So
is the fragrance and the flavor. Every
thing is natural about
Campbell's Tomato Soup
The tomatoes are as fine as nature
produces anywhere. We put them up
with all their natural freshness and tonic
quality retained. And their blending
with the other choice materials we use
produces a combination which is a nat
ural food, which appeals to a natural ao-
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peine, ana wnicn nounsnes
and stimulates in a natural
and healthful way. That's
why it pays you to buy it
by the dozen, and keep it
Your money back if not satisfied.
21 kinds 10c a can
ty COlfTl'-.;, I
, , . Kg:4J
atchee. The fry are from the Snohom
ish hatchery. At present there are no
silver lake trout in Chelan County. J.
L. Carroll was fined Tuesday at Leav
enworth for fishing without a license
on the complaint of Warden Watson.
Wallowa Presents "Border Land."
WALLOWA. Or., April 22. (Special.)
The junior class of the high school
tomorrow night will present a three-act
drama, entitled, "Border Land." The
proceeds will be applied on the gym
nasium. The gymnasium ha been built
by the manual training classes. The
different hi$h school classes subscribed
money towards buying the material
and they are now giving entertain
ments and plays to pay their dona,
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with the rich taste of MAPLE
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The distinctive, palate-delightingj
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is brought out to its greatest del
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