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TIIE MORNING OREGONTAX. -WEDNESDAY, MAY 12, 1913
FACE LONG TERMS
HEAD OF UNITED STATES STEEL CORPORATION AND SI EMBERS OF HIS PARTY WHO ARE VISITING
Take Down-Town Luncheon in Our Tea Room on 4th Floor
Manicuring and Hair Dressing Parlors on the 2nd Floor
Olds9Worttnan & King
Reliable Merchandise Reliable Methods
Bruce Granville and C. P. Mack
Accused of Thefts at
Postal Station A.
Pacific Phone Marshall 4800
Home Phone A 6231
Double v&?K 'Stamps Todai$
MONEY ORDERS BETRAY
Attempt to Cash $100 Paper at
Detroit Hotel Jieported and
Chase Starts; Confession of
Twenty-five years in a Federal pen
itentiary for J29.69 In cash. 5S7.94 In
postage stamps and a few blank money
orders, through which they were traced
this Is the minimum sentence that
confronts Bruce Granville and Carl P.
Mack, who, postoffice Inspectors say,
are the marked men who, on the night
of February 12, robbed postoffice sta
tion "A," In Portland, after holding- up
A. G. Ott, the superintendent, at the
point of a gun.
United States Attorney Reames said
yesterday that, under the law, 25 years
is the minimum sentence that can be
Imposed on men convicted of robbing a
pOHtotfice while armed.
The postal authorities say there is
the clearest evidence against Gran
ville, who was arrested in Seattle Fri
day, and Mack, whose arrest at Port
Huron, Mich., several days ago fol
lowed a sensational escape from the
Hotel Pontchartraln in Detroit, where
he Is said to have attempted to cash
one of the stolen money orders for
Lint Reveals .Order Stolen.
Mack, under the alias of J. C. Clark,
registered, with his wife, whom the
authorities are convinced was Ignorant
of his character, received a special de
livery letter containing a money order
for 1100, and sent it by a bellboy to
the hotel clerk to be cashed. The clerk
looked at a list of stolen money orders
and found this to be one listed as
stolen from station A. He called the
house detective, who called on Mack.
The latter suddenly dashed from the
hotel, closely pursued by officers.
A few blocks up the street he jumped
Into an auto and, pointing a revolver at
the chauffeur, forced him to drive like
mad to the suburbs . There Mack com
pelled him to get out, and drove off
in the auto, which he abandoned later.
He was arrested next morning as be
was getting off a train at Port Huron.
In the meantime postal authorities
found six special delivery letters, each
containing one of the stolen money
orders made out for $100 at as many
other Detroit hotels.
Granville, who was half owner of a
Seattle barber shop, was arrested Sat
urday while he was shaving a customer.
Alleged Confession Reported.
Two others are held as accomplices
In the robbery. One of them J. C.
Ionville Is in the Oregon Peniten
tiary serving time for obtaining money
under false pretenses. The other Ma
rian Douville, a manicurist who was
associated with Granville In Seattle
is held at Port Huron.
The Inspectors say the robbery was
planned in Seattle and that Granville
' and Mack were the two who committed
the robbery. Donvlllo has already
made a statement, they say, admitting
not only his own part in the affair, but
detailing the part taken by the otherB.
According to this statement, sub
stantiated by evidence gathered by the
postoffice inspectors, Granville and
Mack, following the robbery, ook an
apartment at the Orlando apartments.
In Portland, where they remained for
practically a month with Donvllle and
Marie Douville until they thought it
safe to depart.
Other Laid to Two.
There is also evidence to show, offi
cials say, that Granville and Mack are
the duo who robbed a bank at Marcus.
Wash., last Fall, placing the bank
president into a vault and escaping
with 14000. They also are believed to
be the two men who got jewelry and
cash in a robbery at Salt Lake City
amounting to $2S00, the two Jobs net
ting them $6800.
After leaving Portland the course of
Mack and Granville has been traced to
Kalt Lake City, where they are alleged
to have cashed seven money orders for
JlOO: thence to Spokane, where Miss
Douville joined them; then to Butte
and St. Paul, where they also are said
to have cashed money orders. Both
were men of good appearance, and on
the train from Spokane to Butte they
met E. H. Holt, of the Holt piano player
house, of Portland. Mr. Holt gave
them his card. At St. Paul one of them
represented himself as Mr. Holt and
cashed a $100 money order. From there
they went to Chicago and later Mack
went to Detroit.
Their arrests and that of their al
leged accomplices is due to the untir
ing work of Postoffice Inspector Morse,
of Portland: C. M. Perkins, of Seattle,
and Chief Inspector Klddlford, who Is
in Portland in connection with the
EPW0RTH LEAGUE TO MEET
Portland District Convention to Be
gin lday Morning.
ForUand District of the Epworth
League will hold its -6th annual con
vention May 14. 15 and 18 in the First
Methodist Church. Twelfth and Taylor
rtreets. The convention will open Fri
day night with an address by Dean
Wells. Reports, an offering, a banner
contest and other features will mark
the first session. Devotional service
Saturday morning will be followed by
. round-table discussion, a Bible study,
led by Rev. Louis Thomas; a talk on
mission work, by Mrs. N. L. Zimmer
man; an address on "Social Service,"
by W. H. Warren, secretary to Mayor
Albee, and department work, conducted
by R. E- Randall. I
Rally . meetings and addresses will
continue through Saturday afternoon
and night, and Sunday afternoon -and
night the programme will be as fol
lows: Administration of sacrament by Bish
op R. J. Cooke, assisted by pastors,
at 4 o'clock: league devotional service
In charge of First Church Chapter, at
6:45 o'clock; installation of officers. Dr.
J. W. McDougall. at 7:45 o'clock, and
sermon. Dr. T. W. Lane, pastor Cen
tenary Church, at 8 o'clock.
The officers of the Epworth League
President. John-W. Peters, of Wood
lawn Chapter: first vice-president, C. C.
Callahan, of First Church Chapter; sec
ond vice-president. Miss Lena Wheeler.,
of Centenary Chapter; third vice-president,
Miss Anna Worrell, of Sunnyslde
Chapter; fourth vice-president, Richard
E. Randall, of Centenary Chapter; cor
responding secretary, C. E. Chilson, of
Patton Chapter; recording -secretary,
Ralph Speelmon, of Epworth Chapter;
treasurer, W. C. Little, of St. Johns
Chapter; Junior League superintendent,
Ida M. Matson. of Montavilla, and dis
trict superintendent, Dr. J. W. Mc
Dougall, 3-i tll.un avenue.
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chases Made in the M3iSCtIlGlll Store
Ipper Mr. Farrell DescendlnK Steps o t Car at Xorta Bank Station; Mrs. Farrell and Miss Kathrrlne Farrell
Bear Platform. Lower (Lett) A. T. DeForeat, Vlce-Prealitent United States Steel Products Company. Im
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. FARRELL HERE
Head cf Steel Corporation
Sounds Trade Message.
FOREIGN DEMAND TO GROW
American Manufacturers to Control
Eventually All Markets; ProflC
Sharing Called Necessary.
Tront Streams Lure.
(Continued From First Pf )
facilities for those who appear to want
in this particular.
Every employe Is permitted to share
in "the company's profits by procuring
stock -which is sold to him direct by
the company at the lowest market
prices and on easy terms- of payment.
More than 40,000 employes now hold
stock in the company.
In recent years Mr. Farrell has given
much of his time and a large share
of his tremendous energy to the task
of promoting the trade of the United
States with foreign nations. This
movement was started before the war,
but the war has given it additional
impetus and accentuated Its necessity.
Mr. Farrell Is president of the Foreign
Trades Council, an organization com
posed of two score of American busi
ness men who are endeavoring to build
up American trade abroad. Theodore
B. Wilcox, of Portland, is a member.
Dollar Predicted Trade Basis.
Mr. Farrell fairly radiates energy,
but It is none of that restless, nervous
energy of those who constantly are
busy and seldom-get anything done. His
is the cool, calculating, methodical,
hard-hitting kind of energy that
always is - sufficient for immediate
needs and of which there always is a
reserve force to meet emergencies. .
And he is as full of enthusiasm and
optimism as he is of energy. He firmly
believes that. America is destined to
become the greatest manufacturing
and commercial Nation on the globe
and that all the business of the world
will be done on American standards.
"The American dollar will be the
basis upon which the world's finances
will be conducted," he said at the
Benson Hotel yesterday. "That day Is
coming, but I am not prepared to name
the day. But It Is coming, neverthe
less. Already the influence of the
American dollar Is being felt in Europe,
In the Orient and in South America."
American Business Extending.
Mr. Farrell insists that the German
mark, the English pound, the French
franc and the Russian ruble will pass
out of use so far as international trade
is concerned and that the familiar dol
lar of Uncle Sam's coinage will be the
accepted standard all over the world.
Why? Because American finance and
American business methods will be
firmly established everywhere. Already
American exporters are winning their
way in territory heretofore enjoyed
exclusively by Europeans, he declares.
This may be due partly to the war, but
the tide had set in, he explained, be
fore the war started.
The new Federal reserve banking
law has done as much as the present
war, he said, to influence the trade of
the world in favor of the United States.
Many big projects in South America
and in the Orient have been refinanced
recently, he reported, and the trade
from those sources diverted to the
A similar refinancing and a similar
diversion of trade routes ' will follow
the war, he asserted. In fact, this
movement already has set in.
Steel Company Increases.
In this connection he told of the
rapid expansion of the steel com
pany's business since the first of the
"Four months ago our plants were
running at less than 35 per cent ca
pacity," he said. "Now they are run
ning at 75 per cent capacity. Our or
ders are increasing."
These figures are significant only
when It Is known that the normal op
erating volume of the steel company's
great chain of plants Is only 85 per
cent. The plants are operating now
at nearly 90 per cent of their normal
"They always consider the steel busi
ness a pretty fair barometer of the
general business," commented Mr. Far
rell. "So if our business is good, the
other business of the country ought to
be good. And I think it is good, with
the possible exception of the lumber
business here In the Pacific North
west." Foreign Markets Bay Steel.
Mr. Farrell explained that about 25
per cent of the present steel output
Is going to foreign countries not to
Europe exclusively, but to. the Orient,
Australia, South America and ,to other
foreign fields. He said he could not
estimate the quantity of iron and steel
being sent to Europe for war purposea.
"The end of the war," he said,
"should see a tremendous demand for
all kinds of American goods. They
will need lumbers steel and other man
In reaching out for this foreign trade
Mr. Farrell deplores the lack of ade
quate carrying facilities for American
made goods. He is hopeful that some
sort of a merchant marine soon will
Although Jrfr. Farrell has given much
of his recent attention to the export
field, he is well versed In the practical
knowledge of the iron and steel indus
try. At the age of 16 'he began his
life's work as a day laborer in one of
the Pennsylvania mills.
Rise In Hank Rapid.
He advanced through successive
stages until he became head of the
United States Steel Products Company,
the big ; selling agency for the steel
corporation. It was in that capacity
that he developed the plans for Amer
ican trade extension and it was in that
position that he conceived the Idea of
the National Foreign Trade-Council.
This organization was launched May
17, 1914. and more recently has been
formed the "India House," a social
club composed of exporters. Its club
rooms and headquarters are ia New
York, and it is there thai leading
American business men and manufac
turers meet and discuss their plans for
further Invading the markets of the
Mr. Farrell arrived yesterday morn
ing in the private car of M. J. Costello.
assistant traffic manager of the Great
Northern. He is accompanied by Mrs.
Farrell and their daughter. Miss Kath
erlne, and by A. T. DeForest and L. H.
Korndorff, of San Francisco, respect
ively vice-president and traffic man
ager of the United States Steel Prod
Exposition to Be Visited.
After today's fishing. trip, Mr. Far
rell will return to Portland and remain
until tomordow afternoon, when he and
his familly -will go to San Francisco
to see the World's Fair. The steel com
pany has a big exhibit there. The
process of manufacturing steel is
shown both by concrete displays and
by moving pictures. The Iron ore Is
traced from the time it leaves the
mines, over the various transportation
lines, through ths furnaces and mills,
until it emerges in the form of the fin
The welfare work 'the industrial re
lief work and J.he other plans by which
the company co-operates with its em
ployes also are shown in Instructive
, Mr; Farrell was the guest of Mr.
DeForest at luncheon at the Benson
at noon yesterday. Many Portland
business men were Invited there to
meet the steel magnate.
The following were present: T. D.
Honeyman, J. R. Bowles, W. B. Beebe.
B. C. Ball. O. E. Heintz, Karl Haseltine.
H. I). Curtis. F. T. Griffith, Walter
Carnes. F. H. Baum, W. A. Lamont, W.
M. Morrow, F. A. Hltchy, A. McCalman,
Jay Smith, W. B. Ayer, John B. Yeon,
C. Gilman, W. D. Skinner, Arthur
Emmons. Russell Hawkins, W. M. Ladd,
J. C. Alns worth, R. B. Miller, R. R.
Hoge. C. C. Overmire, E. R. Eld r edge.
W. E. Coman, H. Pittock,- Rogers
MacVeagh, T. B. Wilcox, M. J. Costello,
E. G. Crawford and E. O. McCormick.
BAKER WANTS TO SEE RELIC
Children Sign Petition 34 Feet Long
for Liberty Bell to Stop.
BAKER, Or., Mry 11. (Special.) In
just one day 1200 Baker public school
pupils signed a monster petition to the
Councilmanic committee of Philadel
phia in charge of the trip of the Lib
erty Bell, asking that the bell be al
lowed to stop here a few hours on its
way to Portland. The petition when
completed tonight was just S4 feet
long and was signed by every child in
The bell is routed to pass through
here, but the children want it to taary
several hours that all may see it and
hold ceremonies In Its honor. An all
day celebration will be held and chil
dren from 100 miles around are to be
invited if the bel stops here.
Germans Seize Swedish Coal.
LONDON, May 11. A Stockholm dis
patch to the Post says' six more coal
laden .Swedish steamers have been
seized by the Germans and taken into
New Eton Jackets for Women
VtiNe"EYHoerr $10 tO $21.50
Garment Salons, Second Floor- Our garment buyer, who is now in New York, has just forwarded us
a new shipment of those smart little Eton Jackets you hear so much about. They are made of taffeta
silks some in straight back effects, others with belts, shirred waist-line and peplums. Very stylish
for wear with new separate skirts or with Summer dresses. Don't fail to see these while in the
store today. Shown in black, white, green, rose and navy. Moderately priced at from JjjlO to $21.50
Milanese Jersey Coats I New SilkTaff eta Skirts
for Outing Wear
Second Floor Latest novelty Milanese Jersey
Coats for women and misses. Especially desirable
for outing wear, for touring, traveling, beach, golf
ing, etc. Smart black-and-white effects very strik
ing and new. These come in three-quarter-length
military styles with rolling collar
and belt. Are reasonably priced at
$4.90 to $18.50
Second Floor Our showing of the new separate
skirts is most complete. Very latest effects in
taffeta with shirred hips, high shirred waistline
corded effects, flare and plaited styles. Shown
in fashionable checks, stripes, plaids, etc, also
in black. All sizes. Reason- C? B Q CTf
ably priced from $4.00 up to JLOtOl
On Main Floor
Women's 25c Sew-On Sup'ters 18
Dress Shields, sizes 3, 4, pr. 10
Be Binding Tape, 2 bolts for 5
Reg. 25c Shark Skin Belts for lo
Six-Cord Spool Cotton, 2 spools o
Guaranteed Spool Silk, 100 yds. 5
10c Stock Foundations now at 70
10c Bone Hairpins at, the box 5p
10c Featherbone, white, blk., yd. 7p
10c Collar Supports, all sizes,
5c Hairpin Cabinets, for only 4
Women's 25c Round Garters 18
30c Shopping Bags, special at 180
20c Kid Curlers, extra special 130
5c Safety Pins, two card for o0
5c Hooks and Eyes, 2 card for 50
25c Hair Curlers, special for 180
15c Dressmakers' . Pins, -lb. 00
15c Trouser Hangers, special f0
10c Elastic Draw Strings for 70
Hair Nets, five in package, at 100
20c Dress Weights, byi 1 120
15c Sanitary Napkins, today 100
25c Sleeve Protectors, pair 150
Child's 15c Hose Supporters, 1O0
10c Pearl Buttons, special, doz. 50
2Vc Darning Cotton, special at 1 0
15c Folding Coat Hangers, at 70
10c Featherstitch Braids, for 70
25c Sterling Skirt- Markers 190
5c Common Pins, 2 packages 50
5c Hairpins, assorted, 2 pkgs. 50
10c Mother's Ironing Wax at 50
25c Spool Holders now only 190
25c Pin Cushion and Holder 150
12c Cotton Belting, white, black 70
10c Wooden Hangers now at 50
Kleiner Vs Shields
Main Floor A special representa
tive from the Kleinert factory will
be here for a short time demon
strating these famous Shields.
Consult here in regard to the
proper styles for your new Sum
mer dresses and waists. Kleinert
Shields may be washed in hot wa
ter. SPECIAL TODAY
20c Juno No. 2 Shields, pair.. 150
22c Juno No. 3 Shields, pair. .170
25c Juno No. 4 Shields, pair.. 200
50c Tango Shields at, pair... 300
25c Sanitary Aprons on sale 190
We Give S. & H. Green Stamps
Center Circle Main Floor
$1.50 to $2 Wool Voiles
Priced Special at Yd.
NE of the season's most sought-for fab
rics for Summer dresses and waists
on sale today at an extremely low price.
For this event we have taken our entire
stock of high-grade wool voiles in plain colors, fancy patterns and
popular stripe effects and offer them at less than half price. Nearly
all the desirable new shades are included in the showing. Don't neg
lect this extraordinary opportunity, for it's not likely to be duplicated
again this season. Wool voiles selling heretofore at $1.50, ETChs
$1.75 and $2.00 the yard, priced for today only at low price of OJC
Dainty New Neckwear at 50c
Main Floor Exquisite new Neckwear just received by express.
Latest hand-embroidered styles in low-neck effects. Fine sheer
organdies and transparent voile. Exceptionally pretty Tflf
and effective. Don't fail to see these new arrivals at onlv O JC
Basement Special Sale
CARPET SWEEPERS manufactured by the Bissell Q l 7 ET
Carpet Sweeper Co., priced special for this sale at JL . a5
Hot Point Electric Iron, 6-lb., complete, reduced now to only $;t.OO
MAZDA Electric Lamps will double your light without extra cost.
Special reduced prices now in force. S. & H. Stamps given FREE.
40-Watt Mazda Lamps at 270 I 100-Watt Mazda Lamps r50
60-Watt Mazda Lamps at 300 Double Stamps, cash purchases.
Garden Hose, Lawn Mowers, Etc. Reduced
GARDEN HOSE 50-ft length, -inch size, com- C5 OCT
plete with nozzle. Priced special at low price of Pf"wO
50 ft. -inch Red Rubber, complete with nozzle, for only .$0.75
14-in. guaranteed flJO Q
Lawn Mowers at P 0
High-wheel, ball- Q?i f CT
bearing 12-inch II J
Special Bargain Tables of Decorated China
Fruit Saucers worth to t fg
$3.00 dozen, at, each J- Jl
Fruit Saucers worth O fg
to $6.00 dozen, at, each
Decorated Plates worth J ff.
to $3.00 dozen, at each X lC
Decorated Plates worth t CZ
to $4.50 dozen at, each -I. C
Complete Line Mason Economy Kerr
Mason and Sure Seal Fruit Jars
VOTE Ofl JITNEYS LIKELY
MEASURE PASSED BY COUNCIL MAY
Action Is Considered t. Avoid Two
Year Delay by Referendum of Ordi
nance for Regulation.
The voters at the June election prob
ably will vote on the jitney regulation
ordinance in the exact form in which
it was passed by the City Council April
2. The Council yesterday decided that
if it were legal" so to do the best way
of referring the Jitney question would
be in the form it was adopted by the
Council. To get around the referendum
which was Invoked against this mea
sure, the Council proposes ' to repeal
the ordinance and re-enact It with an
emergency clause, and at the same time
adopt a resolution referring it to the
voters. City Attorney LaRoche said
that this could be done.
The Council hopes to be able to avoid
a delay for two years on the legal
technicality of not having been sub
jected to the referendum before the ex
piration of 60 days prior to the elec
It was proposed at first to change
the measure in a number of essentials.
These were considered by the Council
yesterday. The.proposal to submit the
measure as it stands, will be the sub
ject of a meeting of the Council at
9:30 today. .-. V-: , '
If It is de'ci 4ed .that the measure shall
be submitted as It stands. City Attor
ney LaRocb, "will prepare the neces
sary papers" afjd tlie measure probably
will be passed .today.
Bl? Street Contracts to Be Sold.
Street improvement contracts aggre
gating about $27,000 will be awarded
by the City Council today to the
concerns that submitted the lowest bids
some time ago. Manning & Co. Is ex
pected to receive a contract for 117.
301.56 for paving with "concrete and
building cement sidewalks on Talbot
road, from Patton road to Greenway
Addition. The second is to Montague
O'Reilly Company for 19411.48 for the
paving with basalt stone blocks of
East Water street, from East Wash
ington street to Kast Oak street.
Werner Horn Not IScleased.
EOSTON, May 11 The petition of
Werner Horn for reltase from custody
on a writ of habeas corpus, wns re
fused in the Federal Court today. Judge
Morton holding that the defendant's at
tempt to destroy the International
bridge at Vanceboro, Me., last Febru
ary was not an act of war.
More Than Anything
Tried Fruitola and Traxo and Hat
Never Since Been Troubled
Mrs. Mary E. Franse, whose address
is West Point, Nebr.. Box 411. has
written to the Plnua laboratories a
very strong endorsement of Fruitola
and Traxo. In her letter, Mrs. Franse
says: "About ten years ago I was about
to undergo an operation for gall-stones,
when I heard of your medicine. Dread
In the files of the Pinus laboratories
ing an operation above everything, I
determined to try Fruitola and Traxo
and have never been sorry I did so,
as I have never been troubled with
Fruitola is a powerful lubricant for
the intestinal organs, and one dose is
usually sufficient to give ample evi
dence of Its efficacy. If softens the
congested masses, disintegrates the
hardened particles that occasion so
much suffering and expels the accu
mulated waste, to the Intense relief of
the patient. Following a dose of Fruit
ola, Traxo should be taken three or
four times a day in order to rebuild
and restore the system that has been
weakened and run down by constant
suffering. It Is a splendid tonic, acting
on the liver and stomach mo.it beneficially.
MKS MAIIY K. I'RAXKG.
at Montlcello, 111., are many letters
gratefully acknowledging the sitific
tory results following the use of Fruit
ola and Traxo. Arrangements have
been made for the distribution of the.;
excellent remedies by leading drug
Ftores everywhere. In Portland Fruit
ola and Traxo can be obtained at the
stores of the Owl Drug Co.