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TTIE MORXTNG OREGOXIAH. THURSDAI, FEBRTJARY 24 191C.
NEW BUREAU PLANS
Organization Will Devote At
tention to Public Econ
J? omy and Efficiency.
.SUPPORT TO BE VOLUNTARY
Hoard of 15 Directors to Be Chosen
J'ivc Each From Employes,
t. Professions, and Wage
, Earners of Portland,
Plans for a bureau of efficiency and
economy that shall extend its activities
, through various branches of local gov
ernment were approved by the board
cf directors of the Chamber of Com
merce at their regular meeting last
'I1 The tentative constitution for such
n organization, as drafted by mem
bers of the legislative and taxation bu
reau of the chamber, was adopted
The organisation Is to be supported
by voluntary contributions from mem
bers Management of the bureau is to
be in the hands of an efficiency en
gineer to be elected by the directors.
"The Portland Bureau of Efficiency
end Economy" is the name under which
the new organization will be conducted.
Its avowed objects are "the collection
and promulgation of information for
the advancement of the interests of the
people of Portland and of Oregon." It
is pointed out that "through publicity
desirable reforms may be and are -secured."
Flana Are Proponed.
Among the means to this end that
the bureau proposes to adopt shall be
"investigations of various problems, the
holding of meetings for the readine- and
discussion of public questions and the
publication of such papers, discussions,
communications and other information
as may seem expedient."
Two classes of members are provided
for donating and subscribing mem
bers. The former class will pay a
minimum of $10 a year, and the latter
class a minimum of il a year. Both
classes have equal rights and equal
voice and vote.
Fifteen members shall constitute the
board of directors, five to be chosen
each year for a term of three years.
'ive members of the board shall be
chosen from the employes of the city,
five from the professions of law,
medicine, theology, engineering and
teaching, and five from the wage
earners or employes. No more than
two members of any one group shall
be elected in any one year. Elections
are to be conducted by mail votes and
will be effective on the first day pf
January in each year.
Oflicra Are Named.
Another British steamer, the West
burn, has put intQ port flying the Ger
man flag and with a German prize crew
aboard. This vessel has reachetr-Santa
Cruz. Teneriffe. fjhe has on board 20S
passengers taken from various British
vessels which have been sunk by Ger
In the British Parliament Premier
Asquith, in reply to questions concern
ing the possibility of peace, reiterated
his former pronouncement that there
would be no peace until conditions pre-
..i -- . .1 ..... w,kB&.mat ThpnA in-
eluded the restoration of Belgium and
Serbia, ana tne overmrow ui n usoiau
members,. The efficiency engineer will
sarilv be elected from the
It is intended to issue at least one
annual printed report, covering the ac
tivities of the bureau for the year.
Other reports may be issued, however.
Members ' of the Chamber of Com- I never reacJl the starving refugees. Bui
merce are eager to organize the bureau appeared determined to finish u:
and start it in operation aa soon as
MLO JAPANESE 15 LOYAL
SOCIETY PRESIDENT DECLARES
Fhells. was uninterrupted. As the
French had foreseen this' battle, all
their available guns were called Into
action and responded in kind to the
heavy shelling of the Germans.
While at .some points the French
were unable to resist the onslaught of
the attacking forces along much of the
front, according to the Paris communi
cation, the attacks were well sustained
and heavy losses were Inflicted on the
While President Wilson is said to be
unalterably opposed to any action by
Congress with respect to warning
Americans off armed merchantmen, of
.1 k.llin.ant a ( T T, a ft 1 1 T" M f fLZ'i
luo ucuificim, . .......... .j v - ' '
tation in Congress in thia direction has
grown to niarKea proportions ana
1ir..hln(rtnil ailvlHOa KOV thfl De.mOCr&tS
of the foreign affairs committee have
voted to canvass the Bentiment of the
House on several pending resolutions
bearing on that question.
The Administration leaders at Wash
ington, it is further declared, are conn-
dent that they will be aoie to control
the situation so that the executive
branch of the Government may be free
to carry on diplomatic negotiations
NEED TO BE
Admiral Badger to Tell of Pos
sible Foes for Whom Na-V
tion Would Prepare.
BRITAIN IS NOT SUSPECTED
On the Russian and Austrian fronts
. v. ha hcon 1'fineiriirnhlw fighting.
and the Italians admit that at one point
the Austrians succeeaea in itiicumis
thpir lines. No late advices have been
received irora ine v.&ui;iuudi
Russians are continuing their pursuit
or tne retreating iuift-
SERBIAN AID BLOCKED
AMERICA! SAYS BCXGARS ARE
TRYING TO STARVE STATION.
Extermination Declared to Be Purpose,
Openly Justified by Flea of Mil
NEW YORK. Feb. 23. Richard Schel
lena, of Groton, Conn., who has been
xenvlne- in Serbia as a member of Lady
Paget's Relief Commission, arrived here
triv on the steamship Tuscania from
Liverpool, and in the face of denials
from Berlin reiterated charges he made
In London on February 2. that the Bul
garians were opposed to having Amer
icans aid Serbian refugees in Mace
donia. He declared it was evident Bul
garia was determined to exterminate
Serbia as a nation.
m Kfthollenfi declared onnosition of
the Bulgarians to relief work was on a
plea of military necessity, tie eaiq ne
and four members of the American
Sanitary Commission were held in
TTubnH is Ha vs. when the Bui cars oc-
A president and treasurer are to be cupied that city, and were permitted to
elected by the board from their own nter Macedonia with supplies only
nftor nressure had been brought to
alter pieuauiD 11 i.-i .j - . ....... 0 .. . --
tear on Bulgaria; by Austria and Tur-
"We were asked Dy tne xsuigariana
to turn what supplies we had over to
their relief committee for distribution,"
said Mr. Schellens. "This we declined
to do, for wo felt assured they. would
nr.AoTo A lit nrmlnpii to finish UD
the work of destroying Serbia, by starv
ing, if necessary, the people wno were
not killed in battle."
War on Own Parents, If Need He to
I phold United States, la Advised
at Patriotic Celebration.
HONOLULU, Feb. 23. Much discus
sion has been aroused throughout the
islands by the declaration of American
ism made yesterday at the Washing
ton's birthday celebration at Hil- by
President Arawaka. of the Japanese
"American-born Japanese are striv
ing to get away from Japan," Arawaka
said. "They have found they cannot
serve two masters, and they are loyal
"The Mikado misunderstands us by
thinking we are kept subjects. We
must stick to American ideals, even if
we should have to fight our parents in
case of war."
The celebration under the auspices of
the society was the only onoheld at
Wednesday's War News
mROOPS belonging to seven German
-L army corps, under Crown Prince
Frederick William, are engaged along
a 25-mrie front north of Verdun in a
desperate effort to drive back the
v-nK iinfaiiHiiiff fnrrfta. nrnbabl v.with
the capture of the great fortress of
Verdun in view.
There has been heavy fighting for a
i.iniziH.rohl, nerinrl in this district Of
the French war zone, but within the
last few days the attacks of the Ger
mans have taken on added strength.
n-w k.iii. linn hn ifn extended and
now reaches from Malancouit. on the
west, to Etain. on the east, with Ver
dun in the center, only a few miles
rt.A rn.r inn Maim t r hovA made im
portant advances, and to some, extent
these are admitted by the French War
rifrire- which describes the battle as
nf InrrenKins intensity.
The German preparations were ex
'tensive. and the bombardment of the
rp.nih nrtfHtinns with thousands of
RECALL PAPERS OUT SOON
Mayor Mason Explains Stand In De
fense of Xw City Ordinance.
rr.fmTH ttaTiLS. Or.. Feb. 23.
(Special.) It is stated by those be
hind the movement for the recall or
Mayor J. B. Mason and four Council
men that the petitions will be in cir
culation within a few days. In the
meantime the work or lining up canai
dates.to oppose the officials is under
way It is understood mat tne rttu
election will be held in conjunction
with the regular election early in
May should the petitions be sunicienuy
Mavor Mason defends the new city
ordinance regarding which there has
been some comment. xie eajo i"
liquor -ordinance passed is not for the
purpose of taking up the county a
work, but to make it possible for the
toko net Ion wnen tne county
riMi will no do so. "We do not
his if we can help it.
said the Mayor, "but wish to work with
the state on the matter of law enforce
ment, and wish to be empowered to use
...thnritv nniv when the state does
una iiw""' - J ' -
. in.,ii?,t violations. Under the
old regime, the police were powerless
to take any action in mo -
Xtions." - '
JUNKET TO COOS ARRANGED
Portland" Business Men to Aid In
Celebrating New Railway.
Question of Canal , Blockade Also
fIs Deferred TJntil Meeting Be
hind Closed Doors With Com
mittee Is Held Today.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 23. Interna
tional considerations which moved the
Navy General Board to change its
time-honored policy last year and de
clare that the United States Navy
should equal the strongest afloat by
not later than 1925- will be disclosed
to the House naval committee to
morrow in executive session by Rear-
Admiral Badger, a member, of the
T'-.vnminn t ion" of Admiral Badger in
open session was concluded today, the
Admiral consistently refusing to dis
cuss, except behind closed ooors, me
Board's views of dangers which may
confront the Nation.
Attaek Vrc-n Two Sides Hinted.
tk. nuncHfin rnmA.iin when Renre-
sentative Stephens, of California, seek
ing to show that the raciric coast was
inadequately defended, asked if the
3na-A in ollcrinP- its BflllCV. 1 d not
have in mind the possibility that the
country might have to face simultane
ously enemies in the Pacific and At
Admiral Radc-er said he could answer
that onlyin executive session. He ex
plained, however, that a fleet capable
of dominating the Pacific Ocean was
ik. t nrnteetinn for the Pacific
Coast, and said that the earth slides in
the Panama Canal had made lmpossi-
Kl. fnn-th. nrenent -'and nossiblV for
another year, the use of the fleet in
Further discussion of the canal
closure also was deferred to the closed
War With British Unlikely.
1 J I 1 imr TTir.flRMl thfl ODllliOD
that, should the United States adopt a
two-power standard navy, such as
recommended by the General -1,
Great Britain would not alter her rate
of construction at least until the gap
between the two neets nao neen ma-oioiiAi-
redneed. Earlier in his, testi
mony he had said he Old not conmaer
war with Great Britain even a remote
Replying to a question oy repre
sentative Calloway, the Admiral said
that, in framing the 2S5.0UU,uuu duho
irtg programme it first proposed under
. . . ... i ) , . .t,- nn.rH Vi ni been sro-
Jia HCW iiiu . -
ing on the theory that it was necessary
to get as many big snips as possioio
added to the fleet in the shortest time
the country's building facilities would
Admiral Badger repudiated a sugges
tion that military men viewed all in
ternational problems from .the stand-
; H , wKUa etntesmen looked
upon force and diplomacy as :qual
arms or government-
"Ultimately, however," he . added,
Representative Britten asked if the
General Board had not made a recoro
monHnn m 1914 which Secrete"-"
Daniels had refused to make puDiic
unless Its remarks as to the per
sonnel in the Navy were stricken out.
Prefacing his reply with the statement
that Secretary Daniels wVs the first
,rr,t,ni to inak nubltc the Board's
ni,nn.iti.nliitinn in-full, and that in
i-"-' r - .. - jj
Navy regulations tney were icsuuou
as for the confidential use of the Sec
retary only, Admiral Badger said:
"I think much more had been made
of that Incident than is Justined.
WAR IS FEARED IN CRISIS
(Con tlnued From First Pag.
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Harmless Under All Conditions.
T.i.m ik. niitolr.artifisrkin remedy.
when spread gently over irritated skin.
penetrates and relieves itching at once.
.The trouble responds tothis needed
: antiseptic treatment, ceases- to annoy
and la soon seen to be under control.
Poslam i harmless -and should be
called to aid whenever the skin is dis
' ordered, broken-out. itching, inflamed
' - i l -
One month's trial of Poslam Soap
the soap of soaps for tender, sensitive
kln usually leads to its continued
UKor samples, send 4c. stamps to
Km'geny Laboratories, 32 West 2uth
"Kt.. New York City. Sold by all Drug-
Kists, . . - -V -. ,
nn.n.. iiial,,i men wil conduct
an 'excursion to Marshfield and other
towns on Coos Bay in juiy in cercma-
tion of the completion 01 tne ouumcwi
t-.-;; lino tn that territory.
racilivs in- T - .
The Chamber of Commercadirectors
last night autbowaea tne trip ana win
i. .. t-rir' i n i rpnrpRfintation in the
n..iv a sneriA.1 train will De operated
out of Portland. It is probable that
other cities and towns Detween -oi-i-
ion .mi r.nna nv will loin tne nany
Although the new road doubtless
,,,iii via fnmnitAd and ononed for oper
ation some time before July, the Port
land excursion proDaoiy win inarn ius
first formal celebration oi tne worn.
PACKING STRIKE EXTENDS
More Than 2300 Men Idle In Cnda-
liy and Armour Plants.
SIOUX-CITY. Ia.. Feb. 23. The strike
of about 100 butchers in the Cudahy
packing plant on Tuesday spread to
other deDartmcnts and to the Armour
Company today, and tonight about 2300
men are idle.
None of the employes of the inde
peiiudib ioi-"ii' n t
joined the strike tonight. So far offi
cials of the two companies nave mane
tin move toward a conference with
Both plants are tied tip completely.
Vur Trade Minister Named.
LONDON. Feb. 23. In the House of
rnmninnu tnHnv "Premier Asmiith of-
fi.i.llv nnnnnnil ttlM STinilir I ITl,rt Of
PLord Robert Cecil, parliamentary unaer-
eecretary for foreign arrairs, as war
Only One "BRO.MO QCISI'E."
. ..n.,nllii,iii, T.1VA.
TIVK HROMO QUININE. Look for signature
of H. W. GKO VJ3. Cures a Cold In oue uay. xoe
ovon if it. involved a reDudiation of the-
Administration-policy, it tnereuy tney
thought war would be averted, Kepi
hoth houses in a state of tension that
llv rilnekprl business.
v. : .. ... it-
All the determination was in m
Democratic ranks, and there was no
Anon cVirtW nf sentiment amone the
Republicans. It was indicated, how
ever, that Republican Leader Mann
rhispn with President Wilson's
policy and that any outbreak would
have to reckon witn his lorces.
irvnrrt 'onnnrpntlv authentic sources
. V ...
came- statements tonight that the
President was determined that tne
dispute pending with Germany be set
tled without nroloneed negotiations.
He is known to believe, however, that
the breaking off of diplomatic reia
iinnn with fiermanv means war. and
fViora will hft no undue haste in hand
ling the situation involving such a pos
The Administration view is that a
broad and important jrincipleis in
volved in the right of Americans to
travel on belligerent merchantmen and
that this, right must notbe aoanaonea.
- nv,innmiti"ti Come Rapidly.
i TiAwoinTtmanta a re exoected momn-
arily. Tomorrow may bring Germany's
reply to the request of the unneo
States made last weeK mroutn em
bassador von Bernstorff for assurances
. v. .. . .v.- t f o a tn sinlc armed mer
chantmen after February 29 does not
nullify previous pledges given in mo
Arabic and lustitania nesoiuuun
,t.t.i M.,(rfD rrsim RArlln have indi
cated that Germany will reply that pre
vious' assurances win noi ot
but that they applied only to unarmed
ships, and probably will ask the Amer-
non Rnvprnment lor ll aeimuiwu jui
t which may be
carried by -merchantmen without sac
rificing its peaceful cnaracter.
it. i tl' .,. nonarlm,nt will take no
action pending the receipt of this re
sponse and officials also are awaiim,
... . ...Iv.i if nartnin n n
Wim lnieresi nib m ' i v " . ...
ii e r..,m,nir's moSt recent dec-
l"uu"'" . . " "V . X3 li
laratlon, wnicn are comme uui"
i vn-ti nn v i t n n vh remain, nun-
ever, before the new order to s'ubma
rine commanders goes into cuecu
m.rli-fin RI&:hts Asserted.
There hi-e been strong intimations
that before the end of the time the
United States will inform Germany that
china i-nrrvlnCT Ji r m B for de
fense only are considered in the same
lass as unarmed 'vessels ano ui i
ss as unarmed 'vessels and umi i"
lit elf American citizens to travel on
. i. nnnMn, h. MtiARtinned.
The Cabinet is expected to review
the situation j-rioay, ana, it n. nao -rived-to
consider the German reply.
Democratic leaders will endeavor to
prevent discussion of the question from
breaking out-at the Capitol tomorrow.
D.ni..G,niBtivA Fnster. nf Illinois, has
prepared a resolution to authorize the.
President to lasue a proclamation
ugainst boarding armed vessels of bel-
fligererrts, which, it was said, he may
otter from tne noor. a eii"
tion presented by Representative Mc
Lemore, of Texas, i3 before the foreign
Gore Would Prohibit Passports.
. Senator Gore has announced his in
tention of introducing a bill tomorrow
which is far more drastic than sug
gestions made in the House, and would
l-passports without making oath that
they would not travel on armeu ucuis
Republican Leader Mann and Major
ity Leader Kitchin held an extended
conference after the House adjourned
tonight, but both insisted that they did
not discuss proposed legislation on the
A tense feeling pervaded the Capital
as members began to arrive during the
morning and. on all sides there were
inouiries for a definition of the Presi
dent's exact position. Soon Represen
tative JflOOd Was Deing jailieil un
an answer. Little groups gathered in
the House Iqbby talking earnestly, but
apparently without any definite plan
for precipitating the excitement which
followed later in the day.
Tiisensslnn continued and then Chair-
won rinnH "Mulnrltv T.eader Kitchin
and Representative Harrison of -Mis
sissippi, neio & conierenuo m mo ma
jority leader's office. Simultaneously
came word that a delegation of Mis
souri, Congressmen who favored the
resolution had called on Senator btone
and insisted that a vote . of the two
houses ; be taken on it. The floor
buzzed with rumors of an impending
outbreak from the advocates of the
Congress Hum With Excitement.
T.nrB,ntativA ATt-T .m DTP author Of
the resolution now before the commit
tee; Chairman Webb, of the judiciary
committee, and Representative Heflin
nf Alnhamn. were centers of groups
Seeking information. The cloakrooms
fairly hummed wltn conversation, wnue
members rushed on and off the floor.
A riimnr that fHu i tm -.1 n FlnO! had
promised Mr. McLemore a hearing on
. . . .. . . . i . i. . . i.
nis resolution ana anumer ui ."
resolution would be reported" soon cre
ated a wave of excitement.' Members
hastened to Mr. Flood, only to find
the reports were untruee. When the
conference in Mr. Kitchin's room ended
the majority leader hurried over to
Speaker Clark's office.
Return of .the Missourians, Repre
sentatives Igoe, Decker, Hensley, Rus
sel and Shackelford, from their call on
Senator Stone was the signal for an
other stir. v
"I fear we are on the brink of war,
otiH wa RhnnM Avniri it if nossible."
Representative Decker said. "No Demo
crat is more willing to uphold the
nanos or tne iresioent man j, dui i
inmK mis is a step uai eiiouia uc
taken without regard to his views."
It then was an hour Deiore aajourn-
ment time. Administration leaders,
fearingSone attempt would be made to
bring up tne subject on tne noor, maoe
a, ran, f -..-- A ovnl it flnn D,mll.
cratic leader expressed the view that
if . the resolution could nave Deen
brought up today it would have passed
by. a majority of four to one, but that
turn Aava tmnco it wniilH fail Withnilt
a foreign affairs committee report on
the resolution it could have been con
sidered only on unanimous consent or
a special rule. No attempt was made
today to do other than obtain a com
mittee report and the House adjourned
while informal talk still was going on.
iff., d A l-iiiT-n m out Iho Tl i rrt nrrn t m of
the foreign affairs committee were in
session an nour. present were unair
man Flood,jlepresentatives Goodwin of
l.Lannae T4 n rl rll snn nf Alnhnmn. mine
of Indiana, Smith of New York, Shackel
ford of Missouri, Ragsdale of South
Carolina and Stedman of North Caro
lina. The rhnirmnn Wfla tnlH that a stronff
sentiment for the resolution existed in
the House and tnat it couio not De
Ignored. He stood steadfastly against
reporting the - resolution. After a
lengtny arguiiien.1. n w ucviucu mtn
a canvass of the House should be taken
and the chairman of the House and
Senate committees. Representative
Flood and Senator Stone, should report
that sentiment -to the President tomor
row or possiDie.
Defeat In Committee Expected.
TJonrojontutivo TTlnnil wn 3 ennfldent
of the defeat of the resolution in the
"Neither the McLemore resolution
nor any other of similar nature will
be reported out of this committee," he
said. "Nor will it be possible to get
such a resolution on the floor, except
through the committee."
Au he talked the. telenhone bell ransr
and as Mr. Flood responded he asked
everyone to retire. It was President
"The President, too,' had heard a
report that we were going to report the
McLemore resolution," he said later. "I
told him there was not a chance of our
nnino- that M
Some members or tne committee saio
later the general opinon in tne meet
ing was that the issue of armed mer-
rV-un man wna nnt Wftrth ETOinsT to V'RT
over. They advanced the argument that
11 It CaniC lO SSUUII WCau-uui iooud uia
this between the. House and the Presi-
lent, the resolution was certain to
While excitement in tne eenaie
throughout the day was not so apparent
as it was in tne tiouse, jnienne leeiint,
n th .nhlflpi wan reflected there, too.
senator otouo ircquoiiwy as wuau.vw
f niflahoma. 'who re
n.nMv nnntineeH him n-jrriose Of intrO'
ducing a bill to prohibit American citi
zens Irom traveling on armeu rantunnv
ihlps, prepared nis, measure, wnicn
mnri rii-ot rin rir nne ne minitiucea
January 5, and which has been held up
ever since in tne foreign relations com
His new bill would prohibit travej on
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tLi ineu v in. 111. - - -
ents whether armed for offense or de
fense, whereas his original measure
ould extend tne pronioiuon to an oei-
ligerent merchant vessels. It would
require Americans at tne time or maK
; n.nlicttnn fnr nflRHnorts to take
oath that they would not travel or ac
cept transportation on armea vessels
of any foreign power at war and would
also provide for withholding passports
from applicants refusing to take such
an oath. Violation of the oath would
be made a felony punisname Dy iuuv
, A tKnnn fine Arr.Antlon being made.
however, in case of shipwreck or other
distress at sea. mcorporaiea i" mo
measure is the following provision:
Th.t n Ama nwlnz alletrlance to
the United States who shall Vavel or
accept transportation as a passenger
with or without passport on the armed
vessel of any country or pwer which
at the time n a stateor war iuui
entitled to the protection of Jhe
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in good width. The kind reg
ularly sold at $2.50 a pair,
priced for this QO
sale at pii70
Let the underpriced offer
ings in our popular Men's
Section assist you in the
purchasing of the new sea
Men's Union Suits of Silk
Lisle, $2.50 $1
Grade, at tyl.VV
A worthy saving at this
special underpricing of
Men's Union Suits of silk
lisle in form-fitting styles
with closed crotch. All sizes
in ecru color; a quality and
make regularly sold at $2.50
a suit, reduced QQ
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HUNGARIANS ARE LOYAL
WILSOX -ASSURED OF AIO.EGIANCE
TO ADOPTED FliAG. s
and week-end letter cablo service, and
resumption of Its cable-letter service
restores its full line of supplementary
services in addition to its regular fast
cable service, a matter of importance
to American foreign trade.
Fresident, tn Reply to Delegratlo-i. Says
He Has Confidence In Nevr Cltl-
sens Who Are Thoughtful.
TiriSHTVfiTOM. Feb. 23. President
Wilson told a, committee of HunEar'-ms
today he had never aouoieu i
legiance to the United States of the
great proportion of foreign - born
American citizens, and that he recog
nized that they were just as much
Americans as anyone born in the
Headed by Alexander Konta. of New
York, the committee presented resolu
tions passed at a mass meeting ol
Hungarians in New York last month
urging allegiance to the United States,
and declaring that they had been mis
represented and slandered by attacks
on their loyalty. Konta told the Presi
dent be represented citizens of Hun
garian birth in all parts of the country.
'So far as my own feelings and
opinion are concerned, una errana wno
.ODo.v t have never myself
doubted for a moment the feeling that
gentlemen sucti as yuuri.ci.ca
toward America. I recognize you Just
as much Americans as nuu -"-" "
in this country.
-t 1 .. 1 ,1 n n n rl T am KUTA VOU have
united with me in deploring, the spirit
wnitut ua ..,...... " -----
who have misrepresented those lor
whom they proteasea io spev.
"So x welcome mis occuiuu
- .. I . n f oTnrnMlnfr mv unauall-
fied . confidence in those thoughtful
citizens, JlKe yoursejvea, wuu
identiled themselves in heart as well
as in lortune wun inia kiou-i. vwu.j
l- ! L. J .. ., n Haai tn all nf 1)1 "
The committee Informed the Presi
Ant thn mo si meeting in New York
was a protest against the denial to
them or tne rigni qi opuuvu
right of.freedom of speech. They said
their ancestors in Hungary had fought
long ror tnose ngnia.
CABLE SERVICE RESTORED
Western Union Now Handling All
Clusses of Foreign Messages.
The' Western Union announces that
improvement in its transatlantic cable
facilities enables it to reinstate its
cable-letter service, which has been
i suspended since January 3.
Some time ago the Western Union
re-established the deferred bslf rate
lh RHtiRh armv was only a little more than
$S 5.000,0(10. The present war is costing tJreat
Britain 15.000.000 a day.
In digestion. One package
proves it 25c at all druccists.
if The Guide to Pure 41
Wherever you tee this
sign, in irom oi garages
or it our SERVICE
you can get Red Crown,
the straight refinery gas
oline not a mixture.
ZEROLENE, thi Standard Oil
for Motor Cars
FOR THE FINAL OF OUR
Which Closes Tuesday, Feb. 29,
We offer the greatest value in broken
and discontinued lines of up-to-date
Lace and Button Shoes. We have
divided them in lots regardless of cost
and former retail prices, which ranged
from $4.00 to $8.00, now selling at
1.95, $2.95, $3.95
Evening Slippers Included
These are the greatest values we have ever offered.
Please call and at least take a look.
height Shoe Co.
MORRISON STREET, NEAR BROADWAY
fl ir R TrhTTh IP (C O TONIGHT
ir lfllrKlLiUU SH0WD
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