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BIG ESTATE "GOD'S"
j HIGHBALL FREIGHT ON THE MILWAUKEE EOAD IS WRECKED NEAR ELMA. WASHINGTON
Stamps Given on Charge Accounts
If Paid in Full bit the lOth of Each Month
Promise Made by Heirs to Give
Half to Christianity.
Penitentiary Inmates Must Aid
Olds, Wortman & King
by Helping Selves.
SERMON GIVEN IN WILL
MANLY ACTIONS DEMANDED
AVi dew and Five Children Will Re
ceive Equal Shares After All
Debts Against Property Valued
at $,000,000 Are Paid.
ST. IiOUIS, Mo., Oct 26. Piling of
the will of James H. Allen a document
embodying many unusual provisions
revealed that the late cotton broker bad
obtained from each of his heirs a prom
ise to devote one-half of the property
to charitable and Christian work. The
first page of the will Is in the nature
of a sermon, in which the testator set
forth that "all we have belongs to the
The will directs that his estate, the
Value of which Is estimated at two
million dollars shall go equally to his
widow. Mrs. Loraine Wisdom Allen
and their five children, Sallle Ruby
Blckel. Henry W. Allen, Hettle Ethel
Grover, Presly R. Allen and Terry W.
The will states that Allen had In
tended to make some special bequests,
but did not do so, as he had a promise
from each of his children to use one
half of the property received frlm his
estate for charitable and Christian
work. With the remaining: one-half,
the will states, the heirs promise to
"make or earn," other property to be
Used "for good Christian purposes."
Testator Preaches Sermon.
The first typewritten page of the
will after statins; that the testator was
70 years old, the last March 4, and "at
nest cannot expect to live much
longer." because his family Is not a
long-life family, preaches a sermon to
The will proper directs that the
widow receive all of the household
furniture and furnishings and personal
effects and that after the payment of
debts and . expenses of administration,
all the personal property remaining
shall be divided equally among the
widow and children.
In ascertaining the value of the per
sonalty which is to go to each of .the
children in the will directs that any
amounts advanced to the children shall
be charged against their portion. On
September X, 1914, the will states, Allen
had advanced to Sallle, Hettie and
Presley $25,000, and had guaranteed to
the Allen-West Commission Company
advancements of $25,275.66 through his
son Henry, and $109,411.80 to his son,
In addition, the will continues. $167,
420.56 was on the first day of Septem
ber charged against Henry on the books
f the commission company. "This
amount, with interest," states the will,
"if not paid prior to my death, shall
be paid out of the interest of my said
son in my estate. These indebted
nesses of my sons Henry and Terry
were lncurrred contrary to my wishes
and advice and I therefore direct that
Interest be computed annually upon the
The will states that Allen held in
surance policies for $30,000 on the life
of Henry, one for $10,000 on the life
of Presley and one for $10,000 on the
life of Terry. Any sum which may
be realized on these policies, the will
directs, shall be credited to the son
upon whose life the policy was writ
ten. Son-ln-Law Made Executor.
The will provides that all of Allen's
real estate shall be turned over to the
St. Louis Union Trust Company and
James Hamilton Grover, a son-in-law,
to be held In trust. The net revenue
Is to go equally to the widow and chil
dren. Allen says that he desires the
trustees as soon as posssible to convert
the real estate Into cash. The trust is
to continue for seven years.
The son-in-law and the St. Louis
Union Trust Company are named ex
ecutors, without bond. The will was
made December 16. 1914.
The will was signed by Thomas H.
West. Jr.. R. C. Wafer and John F.
Shepley. Allen, who was president of
the Allen-West Commission Company,
tfied August 29 at St. John's Hospital.
He lived at 6061 Undell boulevard.
One Submarine and Another.
Blmon Lake, the American Inventor
and builder of submarines, ought to
know. He has made a study of them
since he was 16. Referring the other
day to his advices that Germany Is
building- 160 big submarines and declar
ing that he believed Admiral von Tlr
plta could make good his threat to
blockade the British coast. Mr. Lake
"There is no war possible between
submarines. They might pass within
10 feet of each other and never know
it. Consequently England's 100 suEma
rlnes, France's 100 and Russia's 20 can
do little or nothing toward keeping
commerce open for England."
You would suppose that opinion to
be conclusive. But isn't It possible
that even what an inventor considers
Impossible may be possible? For ex
ample, this wireless of yesterday:
"BERLIN, July 27. The French sub
marine Marlotte was destroyed by a
German submarine on July 26 in the
Narrows of the Dardanelles, according
to a dispatch from Constantinople to
the Mlttag Zeitung. Thirty-one mem
bers of the French submarine crew
So there Is at least one submarine
that has made war on another subma
rine and done a complete Job.
Recrudescence of Paganism.
After the Chinese revolution, mul
titudes seemed to lose faith in their
Idols, and many developed iconoclastic
tendencies. Temples were desecrated
and idols torn from their positions and
thrown in the river or trampled under
foot by jeering crowds. However, al
though the temples were swept of their
idols, the missionary force was not
adequate to take advantage of the new
conditions, or to meet the opportunity
for Christian teaching, which the new
order afforded. Gradually the old cus
toms have been revived. New temples
have been nullt. old ones repaired, and
the Idols, once despised, have been res
cued from their places of banishment,
repainted, rerobed, and amid great
pomp, carried by admiring crowds to
their old temple homes and. again
placed in the seats of honor.
At Liuchow recently an old idol that
two years ago had been pulled from
Its ancient seat, badly battered and
then thrown In the river, was recently
patched up, repainted and placed in the
seat of honor In the renowned temple
of the Southern Plains. Hundreds have
flocked daily to do it honor.
Cold Storage of Lame Ducks.
A Holland doctor, after long and ex
haustive experiments with fish, finds
that it is possible to suspend life in
human beings, put them in cold storage
and then set them going again after an
indefinite lapse of time. The scheme,
if practical, would work fine with po
litical "lame ducks," who could be put
Into retirement in this manner when
thrown out of office, and kept there
A Y?T? rr-rr: N
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BROKEN BRIDGE WITH CARS LTO6 IN CRBEK.
golngt,W,ashwckedLwl.?nP VheLbT;frly SatUrda,y morning the "highball" freight on the Milwaukee,
the bridge Tad piled U, a w & ?J f?" a Delezene Cre 8rave way. Twelve cars went through
chandise. " P " cr6ek- An er empty except one, loaded with general mer-
ablaistfce'SntuYt sSSck ThSbrI?T n le " th.e tracK havlns rT,n tnit tor a consider
ing crewomacomVwTe hurt. The wreck-
WAR TALK ON STAGE
"Garrisohn und Rosenfeld"
Fight Is Explained.
WEBBER AND FIELDS PLAY
'Dcr Two Oorrespondence" Front
Rival Armies Meet and Disease
"Swivel Chairs, der Standing
Army and Sam Jewan Figbt."
CHICAGO. Oct. 26. A Chicago dis
patch to the New York World says:
"This evening a small person in khaki
ran wearily up Michigan avenue to the
Garrick Theater, dropped in a fatigued
attitude and sat panting heavily. He
gazed with a tired yet vigilant look
up Randolph street, where, presumably,
the theater-going throng parted in mad
haste. Through this gauntlet ran an
other man, taller than the first. He
trotted wearily up to the Garrick and
dropped In a heap.
"So," hissed the small one. "it's Lew
Fields. Vy hef you been chasing me
all der vay from Yonkers?"
"Chased you?" hissed back Lew. "Joe
Webber, I voodent chase you. I chust
been runnin' on my own hook."
"Say, you been haf a mile behindt
me all der vay from Noo York. Vy
didn't you tell me it vas you, an' I
voodn't run so hardt?"
How "Rosenfeld Opened Fire."
"I couldn't git close enough. Vy
should you run so fast?"
"I'm a war correspondence. That's
y I'm running."
"But dere ain't no war out here. Der
war's in Plattsburg, Noo York."
"Veil, dot's vy I'm runnin' west. I'm
a war correspondence mit der Rosen
feld t army."
"No? Den ve should be oldt chums,
rm a war correspondence mit der Gen
eral Garrlsohn brutes."
"Troops, you mean."
"It's all der same."
"Veil, sir, you shouldt hef heard Col
onel Roosenfeld ven he opened fire on
General Garrlsohn. He set to his army:
Boys, I von t see you no more ven der
war iss over." "Over where?' set Gen
eral Wood. 'Over here,' set Roosenfeld,
and efferybody set 'Thank, you.' "
"Yes, en dot remindts me ven Gar
rlsohn set to Roosenfeld: Teddy,' he
ses, 'Teddy, you voodent fight for your
country, anyhow." "
Yah, dot's right, en Teedore he
ensers back: "Veil, vot's der use, dey
voodent give It to me, anyhow. "
Rest Need Explained.
"I like Garrisohn's army der ' best.
Ve always opened der battle mit prayer.
Any army vet opens up a battle mit
"I don't see vot good vould do der
"Nobody could understandt vot dey
"Say. Joe, vot started diss war?"
"Veil, Roosenfeld told der business
soldiers over by Plattsburg he was
goin' to give God a vacation and run
things himself a vile."
"Veil, vy did Garrlsohn get sore?"
"He didn't git sore. He chust told
Roosenfeld dot he needed a rest
worse n God. and. anyhow, if he didn't,
der United States did."
"Yass, sir, and Roosenfeld is like der
measles, he says, and iss liable to break
out at any time."
"Sure, but Garrlsohn hain't a board
"Veil, der reason Roosenfeld don't
like Garrisohn iss because Garrisohn
iss against der standing Army."
Respects Paid Bryan.
"Vy shouldn't he be? He's got a
nice svlvel chair to sit in. ain't he?"
"Chust der same like Roosenfelt.
Ain't he a hero vot charged Sam Jewan
Hill, and didn't he come back mit a
lot of medals?"
"Oh, chess, but I got a friend vot's
got a trunk full mit medals and he
didn't charge anybody. He's got a cash
"Anyhow, diss iss a country of free
"Yess, all except Villiam Chennings
Bryan. He gits $500 ven he talks."
"Roosenfeld can talk all he vants
"Oh, dot wasn't vot Garrisohn ob
checked to. He dondt like Roosenfeld
used firearms in der city limits."
"He didn't use firearms."
"Sure. Wasn't he shootin" off bis
Tl rE. AND MRS. CHARLES F. AD-
IVI AMS have returned from their
1 trip to San Francisco and are
entertaining for the Winter Miss Daisy
Adams, of Baltimore, sister of Mr. Ad
ams. Since her arrival several affairs
have been given in her honor, among
them a tea for which Mrs. A. D. Katz
was hostess last week, and the dinner
party presided over by the Adams on
Thursday nieht. Saturday night at the
Waverley Country Club Halloween
party one of the gayest groups was
that for wrflch Mr. and Mrs. Adams
were hosts honoring their house guest,
who is a very attractive maid.
An urnnt nf .-ttotl.. . s,
Cfit for tomorrow nlcrht will KA v.
Auction of "Much Ado About Nothing,"
wmcn win do given in St. David's par
ish house by the dramatic department
of the Portland Shakespeare Study
Club. A short musical programme will
supplement the dramatic treat. Mrs.
S. E. Josephl is president of the Guild
of St. David's, under whose auspices
the affair is planned. A number of
prominent society women are members
of the guild and the cast includes the
best talent of the Shakespearean or
ganization. Mrs. Adna Sharpsten and daughter.
Miss Helen Sharpsten. who have been
summering in Seaside, arrived In Port
land yesterday and will be at the Stel
wyn Apartments for a week before
proceeding to California for the. Win
Mrs. Seneca Smith has returned from
n extended Eastern trip, coming via
San Francisco and San Diego, where
she attended both expositions. Mrs.
Smith is again domiciled at the Vir
ginia Hill Hotel.
For the benefit of the Irvington
playgrounds a card party will be given
Thursday afternoon at the Irvington
Club by the mothers of the neighbor
hood children. Among those who are
keenly Interested in the project are
Mrs. Norman Pease, Mrs. David Good
sell, Mrs. E. F. Lawrence, Mrs. N B
Gregg, Mrs. Park, and Mrs. Hoeffer.
Members' night at the Rose City
Park Club has been changed to Tues
day evenings and there will be an in
formal party Tuesday from 8:30 until
11:30 o'clock. Cards, dancing, billiards
and bowling will be the diversions of
the evening. Mr. and Mrs. D. B How
ell and Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Ritter will
act as hoBts for the club.
A delightful event of the past week
was a Halloween "500" party given
yesterday afternoon at the home of
Mrs. J. H. Jones. 604 East Forty-first
street South. After cards a dainty
luncheon was served. The table deco
rations carried out the spirit of the
season, wtih Halloween favors Au
tumn leaves and asters. Those Invited
were Miss Helen Buckley, Miss Ethel
Buckley, Mrs. J. P. Doyle, Mrs. George
Harris, Mrs. Van Hoomison, Mrs. Roy
V: Trine, Mrs. Henry Pflaun and Mrs.
t rank Regner.
Mrs. D. A. Dunsmoor, who has been
visiting her parents in Quebec and
relatives in New York and Vermont,
returned to her home on Colonial
Heights last evening.
Miss H. Bowe. of the Chesterbury
Hotel, was hostess for a delightful Hal
loweeen nartv Fririav .t,kt i-
and cards were enjoyed until a late
mong mose present; In addl
l'n toh,? hotel patrons, were Mr. and
Mrs. William R. Boone, Mr. and Mrs.
Edward C Wilson and Mr. and Mrs
Junius V. fthmart.
Miss Helen S. Husted, of Miss Fitch's
School New York, is stopping at the
The members of a newly organized
card club were entertained by Mrs. W.
M. Rice at her home at Oak Grove last
Tuesday. A most delightful and satis
lying luncheon was served. The rooms
were beautiful and original in Hal
loween decorations and Autumn foli
age After lunch 500 was played the
high score fell to Mrs. H. F. Brandon,
the second to Mrs. Douglas.
Those present were: Mrs. T. F Cos
tello. Mrs. J. A. Harbke. Mrs. Hart,
Mrs. H. F. Brandon, Mrs. F. W Clif
ford, Mrs. T. S. Nisbet, Mrs. Frank
Espenhain, Mrs. H. X., Starr, Mrs. Sun-
Mrs. WMt Rice'1"- DUIa8 "d
Perhaps the largest attendance of
the year gathered In the Oddfellows
Han at First and Alder streets Friday
night, October 29. on the occasion of
the seventh annual homecoming of
Hassalo Lodge No. 15. An interesting
and varied programme was carried out.
Several musical .numbers were pro
vided by Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Staples,
Miss Pearl Staples and Carpenter Sta
ples; two humorous recitations were
given by Mrs. G. E. Hall. The ad
dresses included those by Richard
Tunk noble grand; L. E. Carter past
Ir wd' .tnd the ch,of Caress by Henry
S. Westbrook, deputy grand master, on
"Home. Sweet Home." "- '
K.Tter2 JeweIs were presented In be
half of the lodge by the warden, Ham
ii. J,ohnf,tone- to the following: J.
MirBlHSt0l'J-J-Hardy' Thomas Tifcker
Alfred Anderson. Roscoe Chapln. J F
DTte STimon. Harris, P. G. ; Vincent
Cook, C. L. Intermella and A. N. Gam
iTe comml"fe in charge of the eve
ning s entertainment consisted of W
1 ure,ns' G'Jatavus Anderson. Rich
ard Tunk. S. W. Stryker and John Q.
. . .
Miss Nell Bevans and Miss Ora White
t?X?ln w Frlday nlht at an at
tractive HaUoweeen party for their
pupils in the Parkrose School. After
games and frolic the children entered
the wltchs den. whra
leaf-strewn floor, they partook of a
dainty repast and heard the proDheclea
of the fortune-teller. ' propnecies
Mrs. L. H. Slade entertained recently
in her home in Sellwood, honoring
Mr"lAW- McBrlde at a luncheon? fol
lowed by a reception. The latter func
tion was attended by several of the
women of the Spokane-avenue Presby
terian Church, who called to welcome
Mrs. McBride. who has Just returned
from an extended visit in Olympia.
After War Teutons . Expect
South American Trade.
DERNBURG COUNSEL OUT
Preparations Under Way in Berlin,
Where "Trade League' Is Formed.
Members Told They Must
WASHINGTON. Oct. 24
tions already are under way in Ger
many for an aggressive trade cam
paign to be waged in South America at
the close of the war, according to a
report of the American Association of
Commerce and Trade in Berlin made
public here by the bureau of foreign
mu auuiesuc commerce. German man
ufacturers, the report says, have or.
ganlzed a "Trade League", for South
America," headed by Dr. Bernhard
Dernburg, who attracted much atten
tion in the United States last Spring
Dy nis activities as an exponent of Ger.
Dr. Dernburg is quoted as declaring
that Germany must look to South
America for compensation for trade
tosses mat may Xollow the war. Ad
dressing the first meeting of the new
league in jtsenin, be said:
Make I'd for Lost GmtmJ.
'South America, as a foreign trade
territory, is of special value to us, be
cause we do not know how relations to
our enemies or today will shape them
selves after the war, and for this -rea
son we must eventually look there for
"One advantage to Germany is her
wiaespreaa ana well-organized mer
chant marine and her methodical bank
ing system. For this reason w nn1
not fear foreign competition for many
Bcuemuona 10 come, jjut lr the war
should last a lonr tlmn foiAio-n tnii.
finally will be obliged to seek other
channels, and then a re-capturing of
lost export territory will be rendered
difficult. In addition, it should be re
membered that our foreign trade in
ooutn America lacks the fortunate po
sition which our opponents enjov be
cause we lack the. base in the form of
All Told Not to Be Presnmnrnana.
"Of importance is not only the
strengthening of our economic influ
ence, but also the gaining of a certain
spiritual influence. No doubt Ger
many's energy and pluck are remark
able, but Latin and Anglo-Saxon peo
ple do not like to be made conscious
of this fact, or to have it 'rubbed in.
The less presumption is asserted in
making our influence felt the more
friends we shall make. And If we do
not change our attitude In this respect
our opponents will get the better of us
In spite of our smartness."
The bureau of foreign and domestic
commerce has for the past year con
ducted a vigorous extension campaign
in South America. A dozen special com
mercial agents have toured the south
ern continent, and since the beginning
of the European war aggressive steps
have been taken to get for manufac
turers and merchants of the United
States the markets left vacant by the
Bankers have established branches in
various South American cities, and al
ready the trade of the United States
witn boutn and Central American coun
tries shows a steady increase.
Breaking the Road.
One nan with the lrfttH of a runner erles
out for th nntrod road.
The stodges and men are gathered, and the
dogs shall carry the load. t
The whips are cracked and the lashings set;
forward the eager pack.
But only the one who drives them is praised
when they bring him back.
Ah, forgotten eh&ll be the heroes who answer
They are servitors, dumb if loyal, to be noth
ingness, one and all.
Bat the roads cannot be broken except
through the helping hands
Of the nameless, nnthanked toilers who do
but their lord's commands.
L. -W. Smith.
"Freak" Broad-toed Shoes
. the pair
Steps to Economy Dept.
Knight Shoe Co.
Morrison St., near Broadway
New Superintendent to Require Strict
Discipline Among. Employes and
Prisoners Firm and Fair
Dealing Is Insisted On.
SALEM. Or., Oct. 31. (Special.)
Any method of reform that will help
the man behind the bars to help him
self is favored by John W. Minto, new
superintendent of the Oregon Peniten
tiary, in a. formal announcement of his
attitude toward the prisoners, which
will appear in the November Issue of
Lend A Hand, the prison publication.
"I desire to say," writes the superin
tendent, "that the address recently de
livered to the men of the institution
by Mrs. Maud Ballington Booth cov
ers my Idea of reformation among pris
oners exactly. She has made a care
ful study of this subject and has had
considerable experience. Her sngges-
tions are very valuable for every per
son who gets into trouble. The re
former cannot reform without the as
sistance and help of those to be re
"Prison officials are not to blame
as a rule for persons being in the pen!
tentiary. They are employed to guard
and control prisoners placed In their
charge, without being brutal or In
human, hut prisoners must be kept un
der strict discipline .in order that the
best results may be obtained.
Discipline Held I aa port ant.
"I am a firm believer in rigid and
strict discipline, both as to employes
and prisoners. One Is Just as impor
tant as the other. The employe that
comes in close contact with the pris
oner should, and must, be firm, fair
and honest. There is nothing that ap
peals more to a person in trouble than
Just and impartial treatment by these
employes with whom he comes In di
rect contact. He must be firm, hut at
the same time kind and considerate of
the unfortunates under his control, but
the prisoners must ever keep In mind
that they can, and they alone, by strict
observance bf all rules and regulations,
shorten their terms and make the best
of their own error and wrongdoing.
"Do not harbor the false idea that
the world is against you, for the pub
lic is generally more than willing to
help any man that has an honest desire
to help himself. This is entirely and
absolutely up to the prisoner.
Parole-Breakers Hart Others.
"The public, parole board and prison
officials are sometimes slow to take up
cases, for the reason that so many have
been returned after having been given
a chance. Every time a prisoner breaks
his parole he has shown himself to he
dishonest, and has made It Just that
much harder for the next man that
applies for a chance to make good.
"I wish to say that I am in favor of
any method of reform that will help
the man behind the bars to help him
self. They must remember, however,
that they are sent here by a court hav
ing authority to do so, as a punishment
for some crime they have committed.
I shall insist upon the strictest dis
cipline both as to the employes and
the prisoners. The employes must be
kind and Just, never harsh or brutal,
and the prisoners must be courteous
and civil and answer all questions in a
manly and civil manner. You will al
ways find me willing to help a man
when he shows a disposition to help
himself. His future depends entirely
upon his own actions."
Hiring and Firing Employes.
Personnel is, in fact, the all-Important
element of plant equipment. Se
lection of employes should rightly re
quire more study than selection of
boilers and generators. Unfortunately
the art and science of hiring is so
young and the basic principles yet so
vague that the great majority of com
panies operating plants still continue
to waste enormous amounts of money
and dissipate natural resources in
addition to doing a great social in
justice In this respect. Time-honored
habits of "hiring and firing," building
up an organlzatfon by "hit or miss"
method, have generally two immediate
results: Men, hired because they did
not want to starve, perform their tasks
indifferently, merely avoiding gross
neglect, and. therefore, the actual ef
ficiency of equipment; and frequent
changes of employes; either because
of their low efficiency or because of a
fancy to advance a good fireman to a
position of bad engineer, results In lack
of thoroughness, lack of pride In their
profession and in extra expense in
training unfitted men.
Whether it will be possible some
time so to alter the characteristics of
iron, by the addition of some other
metal or combination of metals, that
it win not rust at ail or only with
difficulty, and at the same time not
change its mechanical properties ob
jectionably, seems to be doubtful, al
though further advances along this
line will probably be made as time
goes on. Just now the best available
material of this sort is .copper-bearing
Bteel, which is finding a wide and rap
idly growing use; anyone can make it
and the present output is very large.
Manufacturers' and Land Products Show
The Elks in charge assure a riot
The manufacturers and exhibitors
VALUABLE PRIZES GIVEN FREE
Bands, Music, Vaudeville, Movies, Street Parade and a Hundred Spe
cial Features Await You on the Day You Can't Afford to Miss
Armory, 10th and Couch eI
TOMORROW IS TRANSPORTATION DAY
With Salem, Eugene and Albany folks as our honored guests.
BABY SHOW entries for Thursday close tomorrow. Register your
winner at Lipman, Wolfe & Co., Meier & Frank or by phone to
Broadway 440, East 141, East 2864, East 4343.
, Linen Sale
Starts This Morning THE MOST IMPOR.
TANT LINEN EVENT of the Year. Our En
tire Stock of Table Linens Damasks. Napkins,
Linen Sets, Pattern Cloths, Doilies. Centerpieces,
etc Have Been Specially Reduced for this Sale.
See Sunday Papers for Detail List of Offerings.
Other Important Sales
All Hat Shapes at Vz Price
Sale of French Lingerie la1
Men's 50c Hose, . 29c Pair SSi.
$11.50 Metal Beds $7.98 JSJ.
$23.50 Rugs, Only $17.85 gg.
Women's Suits at $18.65 sZd
KITCHENER IDOL YET
Native of Oregon Talks About
CONSCRIPTION IS RIDICULED
W. H. M. Fitzpatrlck, Liverpool Bar
rister, Declares English Confi
dent That Offensive Begun Re
cently Will Mean Victory.
WASHINGTON. Oct. 25. "What
a relief to be in a country that is not
at war," exclaimed W. H. M. Fits Pat
rick, a barrister of Liverpool, England,
at the Shoreham. Mr. Fits Patrick, a
young man, was born in Oregon. His
father was an Englishman and his
mother an American. He has lived In
England nearly 20 years.
"The question as to my citizenship
was raised by the English authorities,"
added Mr. Fitz Patrick,- "because my
father had always claimed to be an
American, though he had never com
pleted his naturalization. He died In
England. The English authorities have
been exceedingly active in running
down the nationality and antecedents
of every person with a foreign name
or suspected of being a resident of an
"The British people are not slow 'In
enlisting." continued Mr. Fitz Patrick.
"I don't see how this can be charged
in view of the fact that there are close
to 3.000,000 British soldiers, exclusive
of the colonial troops, equipped and
ready for the field. When it is consid
ered that England had no soldiers at
the beginning of the war and that the
military system is voluntary, I think
Britain has done wonderfully well.
That is the view held by most English
men, though, of course, the conserva
tive leaders have tried to make polit
ical capital out of the situation, mak
ing a campaign for conscription. Con
scription, I believe, never will be
I adopted, nor will it be necessary. One
cannot imagine invasion of England,
but should such a situation arise all
Englishmen would rush to arms.
"One never can accept all that Is sent
out of Europe. It seems impossible, for
instance, tnat tne King should have had
the alleged stormy interview with Mr.
Asquith. I have observed no serious
differences among the leading men in
the government and the commanding
officers at the front. Lord Kitchener
has the utmost confidence of the Eng
Manufacturers' and Exhibitors'
Day A. J. Kingsley, Chairman.
You know what that means at the
will make special efforts to show how
the comforts of living can be increased
at a lower cost by studying the offer
ings and advertising of our producers.
lish people. They believe in him, and
are patient. There is not only hope
but confidence In England that the
general offensive begun a short time
ago will prove the beginning of the
"But it surely is a relief to j out of
the fighting countries for a time." con
cluded Mr. Fits Patrick. "One has
quite enough of war in a year.
"The English view of America? Our
people seem to think that it would
make no difference how many ships
were sunk, just another note would be
Xew Lahoir-Saving Device.
A simple plan that virtually makes
ushers superfluous has been adopted
in some of the theaters of Vienna. In
the back of each seat, countersunk so
that it cannot be brushed against and
damaged, is a small electric light, upon
which the seat number appears in
black. As long as the seat is turned
up. as it regularly is when not oc
cupied, the light burns, but it goes
out automatically the moment the seat
is turned down. When entering the
theater, all the theatergoer needs to
know Is the general situation of the
seat, which he can then readily find
by its illuminated number. A master
switch turns the current on at the
opening of the theater, and turns It
off at the close of the performance.
Chamber of Commerce members,
notice: Meeting set for Monday night
postponed until later In the week. Adv.
COLD WEATHER RHEUMATISM
W hy should rheumatism, a disease of
the blood, be worse In cold weather
than in Summer?
The rheumatic poison in the blood Is
the predisposing cause of the disease.
If you have the taint in your blood you
may have rheumatism whenever the'
exciting cause stirs it to action. Cold
weather and dampness are exciting
causes of rheumatism. They excite to
action something already in the blood,
something that you must get rid of if
you would be free from rheumatism.
What this something is, nobody
knows. Not very long ago it was
thought to be urio acid. Many doctors
now think it Is a microscopic organism
of a specific bacillus, but they cannot
find the bacillus.
It is a known fact that in rheuma
tism the blood becomes thin rapidly,
that building up the blood relieves the
rheumatism and that there will be no
return of the rheumatism as long as
the condition of the blood is main
tained. Dr. Williams' Pink Pills are
recommended for rheumatism because
they keep the blood rich and red and
free from rheumatic poisons.
The free book, "Building Up the
Blood" tells all about the treatment.
Send for a copy today to the Dr.
Williams Medicine Co., Schenectady, N.
Y. Tour own druggist sells Dr Wil
liams' Pink Pills.
K. K. Kubli,