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THE 9IORXING OREGONIAIf. WEDNESDAY, MAllCIT 29, 191G.
UNITED DEFENSE IS
TAYLOR USED STORE
STOCK, IS CHARGE
Memorial Sent President and
Congress by Conference
.. at Spokane-
Expert Accountant Testifies
Against Man Accused of
Sixth at Washington Continuous 10:30 A. M. to 11P.M.
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LOCAL INTERESTS YIELDED
ACT DECLARED ADMITTED
Compulsory Training of Youtli ami
. Study by Business and Profes
sional Men, State Armories,
' Coast Fortifications Urged.
SPOKANE, Wash., March 28. Need
of universal physical, moral and mili
tary training- of the youth of the coun
try with universal liability to war
service; additional improved naval
bases on the Pacific Coast and suffi
cient ship, to guard the Puget Sound,
Columbia River and California cities
without weakening the naval protection
of the Atlantic seaboard, and endorse
ment of the Chamberlain Senate bill,
featured a memorial to President Wil
son and Congress adopted here today by
the Northwest Preparedness Confer
ence just before final adjournment.
A resolution, adopted only after
protracted debate, urpred that demon
stration plants should be erected to
develop the deposits of nitrates and
potash within United States territory
on the ground that such a course was
an essential part of industrial and
HtKhvrayn A re I rpfd.
The resolutions urge the construction
of highways, an appropriation for the
construction of demonstration plants
for the recovery of potash from the
Pacific Coast kelp beds and favor the
withdrawal by the Government of the
phosphate deposits of Idaho and Mon
tana and waterpower sites now held
by private parties.
Frank B. Riley, of Portland. Or..
uroed the construction of roads as a
matter of National defense.
The resolutions say further:
"We make this appeal on the broad
basis of National safety and welfare.
This is a Union, one and indissoluble.
A blow at the Atlantic states and cities
will be a blow felt by the Middle West,
the Rocky Mountain states and the Pa
cific slope, and a blow at the Pacific
Coast will be an injury to every other
t tar in the flag.
"The states bordering on the Pacific
Coast of the great Northwest have
many wealthy and populous Coast
cities and towns, mani railroad and
steamship terminals wholly dependent
on the traffic of the ocean highways,
lying today at the mercy of Invading
foreign powers for the want of Na
tional Coast fortifications for protec
tion from invasion from the high seas.
State Armories Wanted.
"We believe that sufficient appro
priation should be made by our State
legislatures to provide adequate Ar
mory facilities and to meet the admin
istrative and incidental expenses of the
National Guard troops of our several
states when organized in accordance
with the accepted plan for a force of
citizen soldiery contained in the pend
ing Federal legislation which we have
"We urge all business and profes
sional men to give at once patriotic
personal study and service as auxil
iaries to the existing National Guard
and Naval Militia and to business
men's military lectures and citizens'
camps, to the end that every citizen
will voluntarily and at once give some
assistance to changing the United
States of America into a defended
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COQUILLE PHONE LINE SOLD
Coos-Curry Company Adds $19,000
Unit to Its Holdings.
MARSHFIELD, Or.. March 28. fe
cial.) Manager Charles Hall, of the
Coos and Curry Telephone Company,
today announced the purchase of the
Coquille Valley Farmers' Telephone
lines and instruments at $19,000. This
addition to the Marahfield company's
holdings is declared by the manage
ment to make the Coos and Curry com
pany the largest holding company, out
side of Portland, in the state.
Several hundred telephones were
taken over at Coquille. where there
was duplication and the lines now
serve 2800 subscribers. The head offices
are in Marshfield.
SALEM CLUB LEADER QUITS
O. II. Luck Resigns as Manager to
Take Position in Portland.
SALEM, Or., March 2S. (Special.)
-O. H. Luck, manager of the Salem
Commercial Club since last November,
resigned today to accept a position
with a Portland mercantile firm. Ivan
G. McDaniel, of Salem, was chosen
in. Mr. Luck's place.
Mr. Luck came to Salem from Chi
cago, where he was advertising man
acrer of a large clothing house.
The Soap to cleanse, purify and beautify,
the Ointment to soothe and heal.
Sample Each Free by Mail
With 33-p. Skin Book on request. Ad-m-esa
post-card "Cntwnw, Dept. 20O,
Hutu kJd tfcanwbout tba mtuM.
TODAY'S FILM FEATURES.
Columbia "'."ho Moral Fabric,'
"Wife and Auto Trouble."
Majestic "The Woman's Law,'
"At the Count of Ten."
Peoples "Madame la Presidente,'
Pickford "The Lost Bridegroom,"
New Sliow at Columbia.
HE MORAL FABRIC," a start-
S drama involving "free
love," "Wife and Auto Trouble,"
a Keystone comedy featuring William'
Collier. Mae Busch and Blanche Pay
son, the Amazonian person not so long
ago a policewoman at the Panama
Fweific Exposition, and the fashion
show of living models comprise the
programme today at the Columbia The
ater. This will be the last day of the
style show, with the numerous girls
sauntering across the stage in more
numerous changes of garb.
The Ince drama, "The Moral Fabric,"
with Frank Mills, Edith Reeves and
Howard Hickman in leading roles, ex
poses the fallacy of "free love" theory.
"Wife and Auto Trouble" presents the
popular Collier in the role of a meek
hubby, browbeaten by the wife, Blanche
Payson. He takes his troubles to his
pretty stenographer, Mae Busch, a sen
timental conversation is overheard, and
then a series of complications are
inaugurated which result in much fast,
furious and funny action.
Cleo Aspires to Thrill.
Venus achieved fame . because of
her exquisite beauty; Athena because
she was wise, and Diana because she
was shy. None of these, according to
the present-day standards of motion
picture, producers, would qualify as a
great screen star, unless to the well
known charms of each some other
great claim was added. Cleo Ridgely
declares that it is defiance of death
which, more surely than any other
virtue, will place a young woman
among the ranks of the motion picture
To a. considerable degree Miss
Ridgely possesses in combination some
of the qualities of Venus. Athena and
Diana. She is pretty, wise and shy.
But these alone will bring her little
in this world, she says. Therefore,
when she decided some years ago to
become a motion-picture star she
started on the general theory that the
public never was so interested in any
thing as in a narrow escape from death.
For several years she has been dodging
the Big Scythe.
Miss Ridgely is one of the most ex
pert horsewomen in the country. The
chances are that when you, some years
ago, saw a motion picture of a woman
falling down a precipice on the back of
a horse, that woman was Cleo Ridgely.
She is-now a star of the Jesse L. Lasky
Feature Play Company and her next
photoplay entitled "The Love Mask."
in which she co-stars with the hand
some Wallace Reid. will reveal Miss
Ridgely in a new feat of daring. In
this picture she is seen on the top of
a coach successfully stopping an en
raged four-in-hand. This is said to be
one of the most thrilling scenes ever
pictured in a photoplay.
Jack Barrymore and his lively bull
pup are inseparable. The latter has a
part in the production in which Barry
more will next appear. He also has his
meals served in the studio during re
hearsals. Louise Lovely, in "Tangled Hearts,"
a society problem play, will be fol
lowed on the Bluebird programme by
Tyrone Power in " "John Needh&m'a
Double," a melodramatic crime film of
impelling interest. Violet Meraereau
will be the star in "The Great Prob
lem," and Warren Kerrigan will be the
star shown in "The Gay Lord Waring."
Four distinct types of photoplays, each
of five-reel length, will afford four
weeks' release of uncommon interest
Modistes, fashion editors and women
of the haut nionde, take note. Here
is the latest fad of the season, and its
creator is the lovely Clara Kimball
Young, whose motion picture "fans"
are numbered in millions. Tint the
finger-nails to harmonize with the
color scheme of your gown! Miss
Toung started the idea at the recent
motion picture ball in Madison Square
Garden, when she appeared with finger
nails gilded to match the gorgeous
gold embroidery of her costume. To
match other costumes she has variously
changed her finger-nail tints to pale
blue, green and crimson. The effect is
most striking. The paint used la a
harmless water color.
The night watchman at the Famous
Players studio led a commonplace life
until Marguerite Clark began work on
the adaptation of "Molly Make-Believe,"
a forthcoming Paramount pic
ture. There la a barnyard scene in
which the little star is seen among her
pets, -which include a rooster.
So it cannot be wondered that the
watchman nearly fell all the way down
stairs when a vociferous chanticler
g'reeted the approaching dawn with a
lusty crow just as the studio guardian
was making hi.s rounds. -
"Old Tom" Burrough, who, by the
way, is not old at all, and who is ap
pearing in William Fox photoplays, is
one of Staten Island's most substantial
citizens. He pays taxes on more than
$200,000 worth of real estate, all bought
and paid for out of his earnings as an
Here is a good one. Anna Luther
wears socks. Not men's socks that
need garters that faster, about the
calf, but kiddie's socks, the kind that
the youngsters wear Summer and Win
ter. "It is so cool and comfortable,"
smiled Miss Luther, when interrogated.
Director James Toung. at the Lasky
studio, is busy on a big production
with the newest Lasky star, Mae Mur
ray. Miss Murray received her ma
chine from New York last week by
freight, and the first thing she did was
to go home, smash in the garage door,
bend a bumper and crumble a fender.
Mr. Young says if she can't take better
care of herself she had better ride to
and from the studio in her leather
After losing all their clothing and
luggage, when their hotel in Northern
Maine was destroyed by fire. Director
Fred J. Balshofer, Harold Lockwood.
May Ellison and 20 other members of
the Quality-Metro Company returned
to New York in rough logging cos
tumes which they wore while making
the picture. In their quaint costumes
the players attracted no end of atten
tion when they arrived at the Grand
Central station,, and made their way to
Five popular stars in three big pro
ductions is- what the Jesse L. Lasky
Feature Play Company announces for
release in the month of April.
The stars in the three plays will be
Wallace Reid and Cleo Ridgley in "The
Love Mask"; Victor Moore, supported
by Anita King, in an automobile thriller
entitled "The Race," and Marie Doro
in her first appearance as a Lasky star
in a photoplay entitled "The Heart of
CRUISERS F.l AY GOME
SECRETARY DAXIELS REPLIES TO
ROSE FESTIVAL REQUEST.
Visit 1) urine Week Is Promised If
Schedule Arranged for Pacific
Coast Isn't Interfered With.
Secretary Josephus Daniels, of the
Navy, has promised that two protected
cruisers shall be sent to PortLand dur
ing the Rose Festival, June 7 8 and 9,
provided the Navy schedule is not dis
arranged, according to Postmaster F. 6.
Secretary Daniels had received a
communication from the Rose Festival
board, which had made the request
through the postmaster. Following is
the letter in part from the Secretary.
"I regret exceedingly that it will
not be practicable to state definitely
at this time whether or not such ar
rangements can be made. A schedule
will be prepared for the employment
of all vessels on the Pacific Coast with
a view of developing them to the high
est state of preparedness, and should it
be possible to arrange a visit to Port
land without interfering with this
schedule it ill give me great pleasure
to see that the Tiecessary arrange
ments are mnde."
PARENT-TEACHERS. TO DINE
Various Organizations to Be Invited
to Banquet Friday.
The Council of Parent-Teacher As
sociations will hold an informal ban
quet at the Chamber of Commerce Fri
day night, at 6:30, at which various
organizations of the city will be invited
to be present to hear addresses and
plans of the organization for the
Dr. Sheldon, head of the educational
department of the University of Ore
gon, will give th principal address.
Reservations imould be made at once
through Mrs. F. A. Jackeon. 433 East
Sixteenth street North. Telephone 1S20.
Granger loses Councilman-Pastor.
NORTH YAKIMA. Wash., March 28.
(Special.) E. W. Wilder has removed
with his family from Granger to assume
the pastorate of the Mennonite congre
gation. He had been at Granger four
years and was a member of. the town
council there; '
False liitry in. Closing Account of
Thomas Liuvson's Daughter Also
Charged Automobile Deal
Is to Be Probed Xext.
"F. A. Taylor & Co., Interior Dec
orators, Furniture, Draperies and Wall
Paper." This was the business card of
F. A. Taylor, who is on trial before
Circuit Judge Morrow, charged- with
embezzlement. According to the an
nouncement, would the firm be ex
pected to sell silverware?
This question was raised by Alex C.
Rae. expert accountant, who was re
ceiver for the defunct company
at one time, in his testimony yes
terday. He pointed to a bill among
the records of the company from M.
Seller & Co. for pearl-handled fruit
knives, salad forks, silver knives, forks
and spoons, tea-trays and a clock, to
taling $103. It was entered, according
to Mr. Rae, as though it were a por
tion of the regular stock of the com
Thorough search of 'the sales ac
counts showed no record of the sale of
such articles, and Mr. Rae said that
the defendant admitted to him that he
had taken the silverware and other
things to his house for personal use.
Capitalist's Daughter Pajron.
A transaction into which the probe
was put at the trial yesterday was an
account with Mrs. Henry McCall, of
Prineville, daughter of Thomas W.
Lawson, the capitalist. In payment,
Mrs. McCall mailed to Mr. Taylor a
check for $443.60, which it was alleged
Mr. Taylor placed to his personal bank
account. A cash entry in the books
concerning this account is said to have
showed a knife erasure, and $173 was
entered up as returned goods, when
it is asserted that none of the goods
Another, transaction into which the
prosecution intends to dig is the pur
chase of an automobile from E. E. Ger
linger. A firm's note was given in
partial payment, it is asserted, and Mr.
Gerlinger was credited with $411 on
the company's books. This was mostly
eliminated by a pretended return, ac
cuses the prosecution, of a chair, bed
spring, bed and other furniture and
the entry of $151 for "advertising." Mr.
Gerlinger is said to be ready to testify
that no goods were returned and no
Acconntunt Twits Attorney.
Accountant Rae and Attorney John
Manning, who represents Taylor, met
in 'a corridor of the Courthouse yes
terday during a recess of court.
I haven't noticed much damning
evidence yet," greeted Attorney Man
ning. "I think the facts can speak for
themselves. I can only give the facts:
that's the difference between a lawyer
and an accountant," retorted Mr. Rae.
W. B. Shively and Deputy District
Attorneys Collier and Hindman are ap
pearing for the state; John Planning
and. Attorneys Barge & Leonard for
STUDENTS GO ON STAGE
Ex-Baker Player in Quartet Tliat
Goes on Cliautauqua-Circuit.
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, Eugene,
March 28. (Special.) A quartet of
university students has been engaged
for Chautauqua work to produce two
scenes, one from "As You Like It" and
the other. "Carson of the North Weeds."
The company will be headed by Pro
fessor A. F. Reddie, head of the de
partment of public speaking. The
other members are Janet Young, a
graduate in 1914. and who was with
the Baker Stock Company in Portland,
Ralph Ash and Earl Fleischman, stu
dents in the university.
April 1 th6 company goes to Portland
to be under the direction of Walter
Gilbert for two weeks. Thence it goes
to El Paso, Tex., for the first appear
ance, then through Texas, Arizona, New
Mexico, California, Idaho, Wyoming,
Washington, Montana and Oregon.
The company will be in Oregon -the
latter part of June stopping at Ash
land, Medford. Roseburg, Eugene,
Albany, Salem and Gladstone Park.
WIFE TIRES OF FARM WORK
Mrs. Minnie Maronay Says She Had
to Help Clear Land.
OREGON CITY, Or., March 28. (Spe
cial.) Mrs. Minnie Maronay today filed
a suit for divorce in the Clackamas
County Circuit Court against George
C. Maronay, a well-to-do farmer of the
Sandy district, making - the general
charge of cruel and inhuman treat
ment. They were married May 28,
1895, at Burlington, Wash., and have
Mrs. Maronay declares her husband
has forced her to clear land, help with
harvesting the crops and to do other
manual work, on the farm. In 1910,
she says, her' husband opened a log
ging camp at Kelso, Wash., and ,she
was forced to cook for 15 men.
She asks for one-half interest in
their property, one tract of which, ac
cording to the complaint, is valued at"
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Here's a story that at its outset challenges
definitely the so-called advanced thinkers,
who declare that one may, with perfect
right, defy all law and tear aside "the
moral fabric" when love calls. The play is
decidedly unusual and sweeps irresistibly
to a climax that is truly startling and
FRANK MILLS, EDITH
REEVES (shown in picture)
and HOWARD HICKMAN
are the three leads.
WM. COLLIER &c MAE BUSCH
in WIFE and AUTO TROUBLES
Two Reels of Keystone Riots
DIVORCE HELD VOID
Supreme Court Invalidates
Decree Won by T. 0. Hague.
NEXT MARRIAGE ANNULLED
Thomas Large Is Dead.
SCIO, Or., March 28. (Special.)
Thomas Large, who died here March. 26,
waa born in Nashville, Tenn.. Decem
ber 25, 1839. Mr. Large married Lydia
Workman in 1860 at Loami, 111. They
went to Kansas in 1867 and came to
Oregon in 1878, settling on a farm near
Scio. To them were born 12 children.
Mr. Large is survived by his wife and
six children. The children are: Mrs.
Tirzah Campbell, Loami, 111.; Mrs.
Frank Thorpe, Corvallls. Or.; Mrs. W al
lace Hoeye. Mill City, Or.; Mrs. Virgil
Haokleman, Albany, Or.; Glen, of
Brownsville,' Or., and Tom, of Scio.
Wife,, Mother or Xine Children, Suc
ceeds in Appeal of Case, Reopen
ing of Which Was Dented After
Defeat While She Was Away.
SALEM. Or., March 28. (Special.)
Reversing the Judgment of Circuit
Judge Campbell, of Clackamas County,
the Oregon Supreme Court today de
clared invalid the divorce obtained by
T. O. Hague from Anna E. Hague. The
opinion, written by Chief Justice Moore,
automatically annuls the marriage of
Mr. Hague to Lizetta Blaeser. said t
have taken place in Illinois shortly
after the granting of the divorce in
Mr. Hague obtained a divorce in
Judge Campbell's court on grounds of
desertion after publication of summons,
but the Supreme Court's decision holds
the publication to have been insuffi
cient and also that the plaintiff was
the one guilty of desertion.
The llagues were married in New
Tork in 1868, the opinion-.recites, of
which union were born nine children.
The husband instituted divorce pro
ceedings in Klamath and Multnomah
counties, but the appearance of his
spouse in each instance served to pre
vent the divorce being granted.
Finally, the separation was obtained
tn Clackamas County- by the husband,
but Mrs. Hague again appeared and
obtained a reopening of the case, los
ing, however, in the hearing before
Circuit Judge Campbell. Mrs. Hague
then appealed to the Supreme Court.
Other decisions were:
Valeria O. Benvie vs. Portland Hallway,
LiRht & Power Company, appellant, action
for damages for personal injuries, appealed
from Clackamas Counts': opinion by Justice
Benson; Circuit JudKe Campbell's Judsment
for plaintiff reversed.
C. H. Playman vs. Commercial Under
writers, at Commercial Interinsurance Ex
change et a!., appellants, appealed from
Multnomah County, action on Insurance
policy; opinion by Justice McBride; Circuit
Judge Parker's judgment for plaintiff re
versed. Guaranty Trust Company, appellant, vs.
W. S. Ilnwlddie, appealed from Multnomah
County, Involving the sale of some bonds;
opinion by Justice Burnett; Circuit Judge
Kavanaugh'a Judgment for defendant af
firmed. John W. Boyer et al.. vs. J. M. Burton
"The Naked Truth
Next Sunday and
Xb Cotlt on tho Coast."
LAST DAY TO SEE
(She of the Naughty Eyes) in
Madame La Presidente
JUL WEST PARK AT ALDER
appellant, appealed from Tillamook County,
suit to recover tolls from the defendant;
opinion by Justice Harris ; Circuit Judg
Belt's judgment for plaintiff reversed.
Jack Johnstone vs. Chapman Timber
Company et - al., appellant, appealed from
Multnomah County, action for" fTSrsonal in
juries ; opinion by Justice Bean; Circuit
Judge Morrow's judgment for plaintiff re
Smith Stephens, appellant, vs. Oregon Kut
& Fruit Company, appealed from Yamhill
County, involving attorney fees; modified
on rehearing: opinion by Justice Bean.
Mary Elizabeth Robinson, administratrix
of the estate of George McCart. deceased,
vs. Georpe A. McCart et al.f appellants,
construing a trust deed, appealed from Linn
County; opinion by Justice McBride; Cir
cuit Judxe Galloway's judgment for plain
Petitions for rehearing were deniel in
Henigan va. Mathews. Wright vs. Wimberly,
Jioyt vs. Gorst.
Salom Hygiene Meeting Arranged.
SALEM, Or.. March 28. (Special.)
Under the auspices of the Oregon So
cial Hygiene Society a meeting for men
will be held here in the Armory April D.
Governor AVithycombe will presrde ami
addresse-s on phases of the social prob
lem will be given by rr. Calvin S.
White. Portland; 3 r. L. V. Griffith, Sa
lem, and Dr. J. E. Snyder, Pendleton.
"Read The Oregonian classified ads.
SYNOPSIS OF THK AXM'AL STATEMENT
Security Life Insurance Com
pany of America
of Richmond, Vireinia. executive office Chi
cago III., on tho alst day of December,
lOlo' made to the Insurance Commissioner
of the state of Oregon, pursuant to Jaw:
Amount of capital paid up 220,000.00
Total premium Income f 540,336.07
Interest, dividends and rents re-
ceived during the year 106,831. oS
Income from other sources re-
ceived during the year 0,0.iQ.4I
Total income 606,018.78
Paid for losses, endowments.
annuities and surrender val-
Dividends paid to policy hold-
era during the year b.tii.Bl.
Commissions and salaries paid
during the year 11J.4U1.oS
Taxes, licenses and fees paid ,.
during tho year 12,fc07.ba
Amount of all other expendi
tures 116,1 S3.:;.
Total expenditures 4U3,!528.0
Market -value of real estate ,..,.
Market value of stocks and
bonds owned 554.o7-.00'
Loans on mortgages and collat
eral, etc 1,041.530.10
Premium notes and policy loans S48.So2.1'
Cash in banks and on hand 26,101.6ti
Net uncollected and deferred
Other assets (net) 40,733.48
Total assets 2,683.478.78
Total assets admitted In Ore-
Net reserve 2,0K.-.tO2.on
Total policv clnims unpaid.... 20,004. or
All oilier liabilities ao,3.Hj.t.
Total liabilities, exclusive of
capital stock of 220.00C . . .12.14 6,05 2. 7 4.
Total insurance in force Decem
ber 31, 1915 $17,014,161.63
Business in Oregon for tha Year.
Total Insurance written durlne-
tho year 63,287.00
Grs premiums received during
the year 4.4S1.43
Losses paid during tho year 3,000.0
I.o.iscs incurred durlna) the year O.ouO.uO
Total amount of Insurance out
standing in Oregon December
SI, 1915 16.28T.or
SKCVK1TV I.IFK 1XSVRANCK COMPANY
. OF AMERICA.
O. W. JOHNPON, Secretary.
Statutory resident general agent and
;nine for service, C. ti. Weston, Portland,