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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 191G.
Mrs. Eaton Says Mrs. Rowe
Was Not Content With
Rakeoff on Salaries.
TWO . INQUIRIES STARTED
Chicago Major Continues to Assert
Political Plot by Enemies of
' CHICAGO. .Feb. 23. Probability of a
clash of official investigations of the
City Hall scandal growing out of "split
ealary" charges made by Mrs. Page
"Waller Eaton, cx-superlntendent of so
cial surveys, against her official supe
rior. Mrs. Louise Osborne Kowe, head
of the city department of public wel
fare, developed today. Both the Civil
Service Commission and the Council
civil service committee planned to be
sin investigations tomorrow and wit
nesses were" summoned by both bodies.
Mrs. Eaton said she would recognize
the authority of the Council committee,
and in an open letter to Mayor Thomp
son referred to the Civil Service Com
mission hearing as a ""joke."
She" urged the Mayor to submit the
whole affair to a committee to be se
lected from the Mayor's advisory board
of business men and asserted her inno
cence of sharing in any political plot
against the administration.
Department Payroll Held l p.
On the order of the Civil Service
Commission the payroll of the depart
ment of public welfare was held up
pending the investigation.
Mayor Thompson declared his com
plete confidence in Fred Lundin, ex
member of Congress and political aa
viscr of the Mayor. He criticised Mrs.
Eaton for not having preferred he
charges at the time when she asserted
the first demand for a part of her sal
ary was made.
The Mayor and the president of the
Civil Service Commission attributed th
charges to a political plot against th
administration and the head of the
, Civil Service Commission gave out
resolution of the Commission calling
tomorrow's inquiry and declaring tha
Council committee investigations in the
past often had proved "fruitless and
Possibility that the charges might
be laid before the State's Attorney for
action in the criminal court were dis
cussed in political circles.
Padding Payroll Charged.
Mrs. Eaton elaborated .her charges
today by declaring that Mrs. Rowe not
only had exacted part of the salary o
her subordinates, but had carried Miss
Lundby, a stenographer, on the payroll
without performing any service. Miss
X.undby admitted she was on Mrs.
Howe's payroll for more than six
months, but declared she had worked
Mrs. Eaton said Mrs. Jtowe had of
fered to place a dummy name on the
payroll at J80 a month during the time
that her regular stenographer was in
California for her health, and offered
to split the salary with her. This she
eaid she refused to do.
Mrs. Rowe. denied the charge, and
asserted she never had any "dummy"
names on her payroll, and that all her
employes had to-work hard.
Concerning the proposal to carry a
dummy on the payroll. Mrs. Eaton said
"I told Mrs. Rowe it was dangerous
business and that I would have noth
ing to do with it.
Perpendicular Stripes Preferred,
' 'Why, it's done all the time in the
.city hall," she replied.
" 'Then she asked me if I did not
know some woman who would be will
Ing to have her name used If I did
not have a daughter whose name might
be used. I told her I would not go
into such a scheme under any circum
" 'I prefer to wear my stripes up and
down and not round the body,' 1 said
"After that I went over to the office
of Seymour Stedman. my lawyer. I
told him all about Mrs. Rowe's pro
" 'Steddie,' I said, "did you ever hear
of such an insult? what does she
take me for? Can you beat it?
" 'Why didn't you biff her one in the
rose? was Mr. Stedman s comment.
Loganberry Juice May Be
Beverage for Army.
Dried Product Also Urged by Rep
resentative Hanky for L'le In
Panama Canal Zone
OREGOXIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, Feb. 23. Representative
Hawley, of Oregon, is trying to prevail
on the Quartermaster-General of the
Army to introduce loganberry juice and
dried loganberries into Army circles on
the Panama Canal Zone and at the
Alaska Railroad construction camp.
In a letter to the Quartermaster
General Mr. Hawley called attention to
the superior qualities of both the juice
and the dried berry and offered to sub
mit liberal samples for experimental
use. He informed the General that
loganberries are now grown on a large
commercial scale in the Willamette
Valley and can be furnished in almost
any quantity on short notice, if found
desirable for Army use.
If the Quartermaster-General will
agree to give the loganberry a trial,
Mr. Hawley will provide as many sam
ples as may be deemed necessary for
COWLITZ CAMPS RESUME
Construction AVork and licpatrs to
lagging Tioads Under Way.
KELSO, Wash.. Feb. 23. (Special.)
Most of the camps in the vicinity of
Kelso are rushing construction work
and repairs on their logging railways,
so as to be ready to start logging
operations as soon as possible. Several
of the camps . have already put on
crews and started to work, while
others have large crews working on
the rights of way which were damaged
by the Winter storms.
The Ostrander Railway & Timber
Company camp and the Multnomah
camp are operating, aa is the Wiscon
sin camp at Midway. West of Kelso
the Inman-Poulsen and Eufaula Los
King companies are rushing right-of-way
work and soon will start actual
RATE FIGHT AUTHORIZED
(Continued From First Paice.)
ciple and has placed Portland and As
toria on a parity.
Some authorities believe that Port
land has just 'rounds for attacking
the recent decision on this latter
ground alone. They declare that As
toria, In its complaint, did not make
Portland & party to the case, but that
tne Commission arbitrarily made
Portland a party with the result that
tne former ruling has been repudl
If Portland was entitled to lower
rates than Astoria In 1909 It is en
titled to correspondingly lower rates
now. Is the argument. Whether the
Astoria rate Is on a parity 'with the
Puget Sound rate is immaterial, is the
Wrong; Ilypotheala Alleged.
Several members of the transporta
tion bureau in discussing the situa
tion yesterday insisted that Portland
must seek now to establish the Co
lumbia River haul as the basis for
Portland rate-making. They express
the belief that the Commission here
tofore has permitted the cost of the
haul ' across the Cascades to Puget
Sound to govern the rates to Portland.
It is- expected that these problems
will be presented to the special com
mittee to be named by Chairman Lewis
and that a definite campaign of ac
tion will be outlined promptly. The
managing directors of the Chamber
then are expected to authorize for
mal procedure along . the lines out
lined by the transportation bureau's
RAIL MOVE BOOMS MINING
New Interest In Properties Near
Medford Is Reported.
MEDFORD, Or., Feb. 23. (Special.)
The movement for a railroad from
Medford to Eureka, Cal., has stimulated
interest in mining to an extraordinary
degree. On Saturday the St. Albans
Mining & Milling Company was in
corporated at SI, 000.000. one of the
backers being A. L. Hill, president of
the Medford Commercial Club and
president of the California-Oregon De
This mining property lies in tne .Blue
Ledge district and would be-tapped by
the proposed railroad. J. ne group oi
Claims covers 400 acres and tne copper
deposits are said to be rich.
MARINE LAW URGED
Mr. McArthur Purposes Re
vision by Competent Board.
WIDE AUTHORITY IS GIVEN
Long Experience in Shipping and
Maritime Matters Made Pre
requisite for Membership.
Modern . Statute Is Goal.
mnTT A V VfWC TITTT?PATT- "Wash
1 . t.-i v. no TranrARentjLtive MC
1I1K cw. - i . v. ,j .
Arthur, of Oregon, today introduced a
complete revision of the maritime and
navigation laws or tne unu
Tiki- .in -AaA a Roard of Maritime
Control of the United States and de
fines its powers and duties. It pro
vides that the Board shall consist of
the Supervising Inspector-General of
the Steamboat Service, the Commiesion-
xt niii.ntinii anri flvA members who
shall be appointed by the President
with tne consent oi me iciin.c,
who shall serve for terms of six years
and receive 110,000 a year. Two of the
Commissioners must come from the
Atlantic seaboard, one from a state
bordering on the Gulf of Mexico, one
from a state bordering on the Great
Lakes and one from the Pacific Coast.
At least one of the appointive mem
bers must be a marine engineer and
each must have had not less than five
years' active seagoing experience and
not less than five years' experience in
the management and handling of ship
ping. The bill provides that the Board
shall have exclusive Jurisdiction and
control over all matters pertaining to
the construction, classification, equip
ment, operation and manning of vessels
of all classes engaged in the merchant
marine and fishing industry and must
consider and approve the plans and
designs of all such vessels constructed
in the United States. The Steamboat
Inspection Service and the Bureau of
Navigation are to be placed under the
Jurisdiction of the' Board and, as soon
as possible after organization and m
vestigation, the Board is to make rec
ommendations to Congress for a thor
ough revision of the maritime and
shipping laws of the United States, and
is authorized to make further recom
mendations as to amendment, repeal
or enactment or all such laws.
"The object of this measure," said
air. mcAnnur, 'is to Dring aDout a
thorough revision of the navigation
and shipping laws of the United States,
based on reports made by a commis
sion of high-salaried experts who are
to give this great subject their undi
vided attention and make recommenda
tions as to the legislation that will
restore our merchant marine and mod
ernize our shipping and navigation
"There are few men in Congress who
nave even a passing knowledge of shlDa
and shipping, for this knowledge must
be gained by actual experience, and tha
bill which I have introduced requires
long experience in snipping and mari
time matters as a prerequisite for
membership on the Board.
POLITICAL CLUBS PLANNED
Republicans Propose Organization
in Every Umatilla Town.
PENDLETON, Or., Feb. -23. (Spe
cial.) For organization of a young
men's Republican club, an enthusiastic
meeting was held last night, at which
preliminary steps were taken. An at
tempt will be made to organize similar
clubs in every other town in Umatilla;
A nominating committee, consisting
of Ben Burroughs, C. P. A. Lonergan,
Dr. I. U. Temple, Alger Fee and Nes
mifh Ankeny, was chosen to select a
list of suitable officers. Dr. M. S.
Kern was chosen temporary chairman.
BREWER SENT TO ft jM(6(
and isc of Cy Merit Only"
ASSOCIATION SECRETARY IX COX-
- TEMPT OP COURT.
Officials Fall to Produce Records Al
leged to Show Contributions In
PITTSBURG, Feb. 23. Hugh F. Fox,
of New York, secretary of the United
States Brewers' Association, was com
mitted to Jail here late today by Judge
Thompson, in the United States Dis
trict Court for failing to produce sub
penaed records of the association be
fore the Federal grand jury, which is
investigating the alleged political con
tributions of brewery interests.
Shortly after this action had been
taken by the court, the grand jury re
turned a presentment asking that
three other officials of the brewers'
associations now under investigation
be ordered to produce certain sub-
penaed records or be held in contempt.
The presentment was prepared after
the men had been called before the
grand jury but had refused to reply
to certain questions.
The officials are Edwin A. Schmidt,
of Philadelphia, millionaire president
of the United States Brewers' Associa
tion; John P. Gardiner, of Philadel
phia, president of the Pennsylvania
Brewers' Association, and Gustave
Lembeck. of Jersey City, treasurer of
the United States Brewers' Associa
tion. Counsel for Secretary Fox asked
Judge Thompson to allow Mr. Fox to
be taken to a hotel in custody of a
deputy marshal, but the court re
Doty Iiumber Plant to Open.
1 CHEHALIS, "Wash., Feb. 23. (Spe
cial.) The Doty Lumber & Shingle
Company will start working with a
full crew. The new kiln is nearing
completion, which - will incr""" the
capacity to 1,000.000 feet per day.
1 Gf Wm
A man picked up his wife's copy of The Ladies'
Home Journal the other evening. After he had
buried himself in it for two hours, his wife said:
' . . X
"You seem perfectly glued to my magazine this
' "Yes," he answered; "cracking good stuff in it
By the way," he went on, "did you see this pic
ture?" and then he quoted: "'He wouldn't have
done this before marriage. Why, then, after mar
riage?'" . v ,
"Yes, I saw it," said the wife. : - .
"Sort of fits me, don't you think?" he asked.
"It certainly does," answered his wife. "I am
glad you saw it I wish thousands of other wives
would casually lay the magazine where their hus
bands would pick it up and see that picture."
"Yes," lamely answered the husband.
It had "got" him.
0 - """" - ' 1
What is the picture? Every wife should look
it up ' . ; '
In the March Issue of
11 Jli JLaaies
Ms 'only '1$ 'cents '
; & Jjeto Cape Coat for igpriutj
&emarkafcle at $16.50
The shoulder cape mal(es its appearance this Spring on ivaisls,
dresses, in necktvear and on coals and is the last nord in smart
- Thursday &? are introducing this latest mode in a coat of fine
xvool poplin trimmed tilh wide bands of self-colored taffeta, also
ivith the chin chin collar, and betted at the Waist. Third Floor
Our Famous Wynall Blouses
Grow More Popular Each Day
Again we come forward with another special assortment of these
famous waists which have just arrived in time for Thursday's selling.
Waists that reflect all that is newest and best in light, airy mod
els made from an excellent quality voile, both plain and allover
embroidered. Other models show trimmings of tucking or hemstitch
ing, some inset with dainty lace. The long sleeves are trimmed in
each instance to correspond with the main body of the blouse.
Again Lipman, Wolfe & Co. Set the Pace
The New Spring Color Is Here
A color that nas launched by lVanamal(cr on Lincoln's birthday
a new shade made from the blue of the North and the gray of the
South, an' indivisible blue-gray characterizing the indivisibility of the
It is proving itself more and more correct as Spring actually draws
nearer. It is beautiful, it is a la mode and re show it in crepe de
chine, taffeta, faille and satin.
Yard-Wide White Taffeta
the most popular sill( of the hour as veil as the scarcest our silk
department anticipated this demand and non shows the finest of white
taffeta at $1.00 to $2.25 the yard. Second Floor
landiso of o Merit Only"
, UNFRAMED PICTURES
Representing Odd Numbers and Broken Assortments
, That Have Sold as High as $1.00
At the One Price 25c
In this sale we have assembled a varied collection of beautiful
Sheet Pictures facsimiles of water-color landscapes. Harrison
Fisher pictures mottoes, carbon reproductions of the old masters,
and many reproductions in color. Sixth lloor
For Three Days Only
Thursday, Friday and Saturday of This Week
We Will Electrify Free of Charge
Any Lamp Shade and Vase-Base You Select
. from our sixth-floor art salon. No electric lamp bears so much the
impress of exclusiveness and distinction as the one you combine in
this way to fit a special environment and a special color harmony,
and you secure a lamp that cannot be duplicated.
We are showing a large and varied assortment of handsome lamp
shades and beautiful vases that are especially suitable for this purpose.
cTMerchandis of U Merit Only"
The New Spring Models Have Arrived in
C. B. a la Spirite Corsets
"Preparedness" Means YOU
It is the warning to every woman to give her dress its proper
your figure is properly corseted you need never be
badly dressed you have real "preparedness."
Take a leaf from the book of the thousands of superbly dressed
women who frankly credit their smartness to the C. B. a la Spirite
This famous corset for the past 40 years has been noted for
correctness of style plus excellent construction.
And it comes in so many different models that this correctness is
possible to any type of figure.
Examine the smart new models we are now showing at $1.00
to $5.00. ' Fourth Floor
I Some New Pin Seal and Morocco Hand Bags
m m m r-n A ft f
Make I heir Appearance at p.yj
77iere are pleated bags, plain bags and gathered bags, and
bags with set-in bottoms, which give the full and puffy effect.
Daintily lined rvilh moire or Dresden silk: some have hinged-in
coin purse and hanging mirror. First Floor
We have a good supply of A-l Fir Cordwood.
Delivery to most parts of the city.
ACME FUEL CO.
Phone Your "Want" Ads to
Mam 7070 A 6095