Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, January 11, 1917, Page 9, Image 9

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Intimidation of Clerks and
Move to Take Jobs From
Civil Service Charged.
efficiency necessarily has been re
quired In an effort to prevent theee
agencies from accomplishing their pur
pose. As for the information for the em
ployes. Postmaster Myers calls atten
tion in two brief paragraphs at the
end of the bulletin to the fact that
hereafter employes of the Portland of
fice will be paid by checks on the 1st
and 16th of every month after 1 P. M
thus rendering- unnecesary the carry
ing of large sums in the cashier's of
fice and making- it unnecessary for
employes to call at the office for their
money. Stations E and G are exempt
ed from the order.
'Orders" of Postmaster Myers Said
to Reflect Wishes of Sir. Burle
son to Build Up Political Ma
chine for Administration.
Another step in the rather delicate
and arduous task of intimidating the
employes of the postal service, har
nessing their political Interest and ex
pression and paving the way for the
fight to withdraw certain postal Jobs
from the civil service has Just been
made by Postmaster-General Burleson,
whose wishes have been put into the
form of an "official bulletin" in Port
land by Postmaster F. S. Myers.
The "official bulletin" has precipi
tated undisg-uised resentment among
the local postoffice clerks wio are
members of one or more of the four
postal clerks organizations. The "of
ficial bulletin" is issued weekly, "for
the information and guidance of post
office employes and not for publica
tion," and the next sentence explains
that what is contained "herein have the
same weight and effect as orders."
Clerks' Activities Disturb.
The "orders" then go on to point out
that the Postoffice Department is dis
turbed by the activities of the various
postal clerks' organizations in obtain
ing legislation favorable to them
selves, and by information that now
reaches the department "that these or
ganizations are becoming active po
litically and are attempting to control
the nomination and election of candi
dates to public office, as well as to
influence administrative officers in the
matter of promotions, reductions and
removals in violation of the spirit of
the civil service law and the merit
Portland. postoffice clerks were
equally disturbed by the department's
interest in the matter. The cause is
apparent, they say, because a Large
proportion of the postal clerks through
out the country are Republicans or not
necessarily Democratic In politics.
The "Official Bulletin," which is is
sued for the "Information and guidance
of postal employes," also goes on to
state that "unless such activities cease
they will nullify the merit system and
ultimately result in either the with
drawal of these positions' from the clas
sified service or the repeal of section
6 of the act of August 24, 1912."
"Friendly" Employes Wanted.
The postal clerks throughout the
country are seizing upon this as a card
accidentally dropped by the Postraas
ter-General in his little game to elimi
nate from the civil service the postal
clerks and open the way for the local
postmasters to rid themselves of clerks
who are of adverse political taith and
enshrine themselves behind strong or
ganizations of political ddsclples.
The clerks throughout the country
arc members either of the Railway Pos
tal Clerks, the Mail Carriers' Associa
tion, the National Postal Clerks' Asso
ciation or the Federated Postal Clerks,
the last-named organization being af
filiated with the Federation of Labor.
ine i'ostmaster-oeneral deems It a
"duty" to point out the situation as it
now is, notwithstanding he regrets the
Portland postal clerks and carriers
hold that the Postmaster-General's In
terpretation of their activity I r. obtain
Ing legislation Is wrong and say the
legislation they have worked for cor
responds only with legislation sought
by various other organizations of
workers not In the Government serv
ice, such as the bettering of pay, bet
ter working conditions and laws with
mutually beneficial results to the serv
ice and to the Individuals.
Politics Bark of Move.
ne department ' Is only finding a
pretense to carry on its fight to oust
the postal employes from civil service
and allow the local postmasters to eur
round themselves with political
friends." said one of the postal clerks
In Portland yesterday. "The bulletin
Issued January 6 here is devoted al
most entirely to extracts from the an
nual report of the Postmaster-General
dealing with the activities of the clerks.
Every postal clerk knows it Is a step
in the fight to nullify the civil service
laws or to intimidate the clerks and
deprive them of a constitutional right
until such a time as the department's
plan can be put over or put down.
"The department la worried from a
political viewpoint only. It is a widely
known fact that a preponderance of
the postal clerks throughout the coun
try is Republican In principle. The de
partment wants to fix If so that the
Republicans can be ousted and in their
places sympathetic political friends in
stalled. The last bulletin will have
tendency to accomplish Just the op-
poslte of what was intended by it
that of Intimidating the employes of
the service.
The "official bulletin admits that
the department la using many of its
agents to build up the political fences
and tear down political barriers in the
following paragraph, also from the an
nual report of the Postmaster-General
Officials Are Alert.
"The menace of the public's Just
claim upon the postal establishment
has not lain wholly in the activities
of these and other single eets of inter
ests; but also and in larger degree in
what appears to be a combination of
these interests. Much time of depart
ment officials which otherwise would
have been devoted to increased postal
Chief No (Shlrt, of Walla Wallas, to
Protest at Washington.
PENDLETON, Or.. Jan. 10. (Special.)
For the purpose of opposing the pro
posal to divide the tribal lands of the
Umatilla Indian reservation among the
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Ifere as Successor of Carlos
Visettl as Italian Consul.
Ettore G. Fiordalisi Is Local
Italian Representative.
children of the present allotfees. Chief
No Shirt, of the Walla Wallas, will
start for Washington, D. C, tomorrow
to take up the matter personally with
the Indian bureau. The Indians are
much divided over the controversy.
Chief No Shirt held a meeting of 300
Indians at his place yesterday to arouse
opposition, this move being led by Cap
tain Sumpkln and No Shirt.
Between 75 and 100 have signed No
Shirt's petition and 60 more say they
are willing to co-operate.
Successor to Dr. Carlos Visettl Seeks
to Establish Direct Trade Iso
lations Between Pacific
Coast and Italy.
Ettore G. Fiordalisi, Royal Italian
Consular agent, recently appointed to
succeed . Dr. Carlos Visettl, arrived in
the city Monday and has established
offices in the Stock Exchange building.
Mr. Fiordalisi comes to this city from I
Spokane, where for the past six years
he has been the representative of the
Italian government under the Italian
Consul at Seattle. He Is considered
especially well fitted to assume the
duties of Consul here, having become
thoroughly acquainted with business
conditions on the Pacific Coast and
being extensively acquainted in busi
ness cycles.
The prospects of active trade rela
tions with Italy are depicted in attrac
tive colors by Mr. Fiordalisi, who prom
ises that after the war many obstruc
tions will have been rempved. Among
the benefits that he hopes to secure
for Portland will be direct steamer con
nections with Italian ports. "We need
but to establish Introductory trade
relations with Italian exporters and im
porters," he said yesterday, "and an
extensive trade can soon be developed.
There are many articles that formerly
came to us through indirect channels
and the prices were consequently ad
vanced many per cent. As a result, me
consumption of these articles in this
country was low.
'We desire to have the Americans
acquainted with some of the goods In
which the Italian manufacturers excel.
We have been large customers of Ger
many, when we could have bought from
Italy at fairer prices ana ooiainea
better goods. Colored postcards are a
small Item, but the business in a year
runs Into millions. Cards made by
Italian artists were sold indirectly
through Germany and labeled, 'made in
Germany.' My efforts here will be
spent largely with these matters of
business which may ultimately benefit
both the Americans and the Italians.
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Don't Suffer! Relief
the Moment You Apply
"St. Jacobs Oil."
C. E. Sox, of Albany, Is at the Seward.
C. W. Barr, of Astoria, Is at the Mult
Jack Cray, of Hood River, is at the
F. G. Kelly, of Rainier, is registered
at the Carlton.
D. E. Hunter, of Bend, Is registered
at the Portland.
J. R. Stone, of Seattle, Is registered
at the Norton la.
T. II. Boyd, of Seattle,
at the Multnomah.
K. J. McKenzie, of Dallas,
tered at the Carlton.
M. F. CConnell, of Winlock, is regis
tered at the Oregon.
J. H. Estes. of Pendleton
tered at the Perkins.
W. E. Pearce, of Seattle, is regis
tered at the Oregon.
F. L. Myers is registered at the Ore
gon from La Grande..
E. K. Smith is registered at the
Nortonia from Bonita.
V. E. Witt, of Lyle, Wash., is regis
tered at the Cornelius.
L. D. Robinson is registered at the
Perkins from Dayton.
Mrs. T. Bower, of Beaverton, Is reg
istered at the Cornelius,
A. H. Lea. of Salem, was registered
at the Imperial yesterday,
T. W. Lusk arrived at the Perkins
from Silverton yesterday.
J. A. Gilbaugh, of Astoria arrived at
the Multnomah yesterday. -
Frank Follett, of Newburg, arrived
at the Cornelius yesterday.
N. S. Whetstone, of Heppner arrived
at the Cornelius yesterday.
Howard Waterman, of Olympia,
registered at the Portland.
G. A. Lindsay, of San Francisco,
registered at the Nortonia.
Mitchell Stewart is registered at the
Portland from Sandpolnt, Idaho.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Laf lar are reg
istered at the Seward from Salem.
Henry K. Love is registered at the
Multnomah from Underwood, Wash.
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Brown, of McMlnn
ville, are registered at the Portland.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Dixon, are reg
istered at the Nortonia from Eugene.
Miss E- Wilson and Miss E. Harmon
arrived at the Carlton yesterday from
A. B. Cornell arrived In the city from
Grants Pass yesterday. He Is regis
tered at the Imperial.
E. A. Jones and L. Lloyd, of Great
Falls, Mont., are registered at the Mult
nomah, where they arrived yesterday.
D. N. Smith and Miss A. Smith, who
arrived in the city recently from Rome,
Ga. are registered at the Washington.
R. W. Douglas and R. P. Duncan are
registered at the Seward, where they
arrived yesterday. They are from Se
Governor Withycombe arrived In the
city yesterday to attend the banquet
of the Oregon Greeters. He was regis
tered at the Imperial.
Mrs. H. A. Cushing, of Alexandra
Court, left for Seattle yesterday,
whither she was called on account of
the serious illness of her father.
Walter E. Wiesendanger, a well-
known young business man of Port
land, leaves today for a two weeks'
trip through Southern California.
The song recital by Mrs. George San-
ford (Sophie Bader) has been postponed
indefinitely on account of the Indis
position of Mrs. Sanford who has a
severe cold.
Professor T. T. Waterman, the well-
known -anthropologist of the University
of California, who lectured here recent
ly, passed through the city yesterday.
He was registered at the Oregon.
Manager Richard E. Childs has ar
rived at the Portland after a brief trip
Cnmpeilto Boise, where he was married. He
is accompa-uiea vy ms unuo,
mother. Mrs. J. W. Childs.
Don't let yourself miss
this wonderfully enjoy
able programme. No ad
vance in our i fg
prices. Matinees LC
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A (MO1 Jack Pjcfocd ,m
"Gel at Expectations M
Who recently won the hearts of the world in "Seven
teen." Now Jack as "Pip," lovely Louise as "Estella"
in an exquisite Paramount pictm-ization of Charles
Dickens' appealing' story,
"Great Expectations"
Important This picture is the equal of "Seventeen";
as pleasing as "Miss George "Washington"; in many
ways more delightful than "Snow "White." Interesting
news of the world, on same programme.
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Deo pies
Alder at West Park
Only Today, Tomorrow and Saturday at the Peoples
Defense Chsrsres Frameip by Prosecu
tion and Opposing; Counsel and
Conrt Eognie In Uproar.
BAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 10. TJproar
reig-ned in the murder trial of Thomas
J. Mooney here today when S. Bestan-
Aig, a talesman, produced a pamphlet
favoring the defense and said he had
received it In the mail today. It is
felony to attempt to Influence the
minds of jurors or talesmen. The de
fense denied any connection with the
"It's a frameup and I'll prove it,
cried W. Bourke Cockran, chief of coun
sel for Mooney.
"It follows the publication of letters
griven out by the District Attorney's
office with lying- intent."
"I don't propose to be called a liar.'
interjected Charles M. Flckert. District
Attorney. "If you can t protect us.
addressing- the court, "we'll set some
body else."
Judsre Franklin A. Griffin, presiding:.
hammered with his gavel.
"I don't want any more of that kind
of talk from you," Mr. Fickert said.
"Sit down. The court will go to the
bottom of this."
Talesman Bestandlgr had been asked
by the prosecution if he had an opinion
in the case.
"Yes," he said. '1 got It from this
letter," and tossed the pamphlet on
table. Everybody pounced for It- It
proved to be a document entitled "The
Frameup System," written by Robert
Minor and published by the Interna,
tional Workers' Defense League.
2 4 Quarts Captured at Lebanon It
Poured Out By City.
LEBANON. Or., Jan. 10. (Special.)
Twenty-four quarts of alcohol taken in
a raid last week by Frank Richard,
City Marshal, was poured into the
sewer by the Marshal and City Attor
ney rsewport, who prosecuted the case.
Ans orncer or the internal revenue
collector's was also present, and after
viewing- the label on the package and
the bottles consented that the city dis
pose of the liquor. He preserved the
shipping tags and names of shipper
and consignee.
The person to whom the liquor was
consigned has disappeared.
Positively Only Three Days
the supremely beautiful emotional favorite
Clara Kimball Young
In a heart-gripping, soul-stirring modern dramatic
photoplay of tense situations and swift action,
"The Foolish Virgin"
By Thomas Dixon, author of "The Birth of a Nation."
Miss Young's newest photoplay revealing this popular
favorite in a variety of new, unusual and heart-compelling
moods. Only today, tomorrow and Saturday at
at Park
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photodrama made by her
own exceptional company.
Her new pictures in this
city only at the Peoples
and Star Theaters." See
"The Foolish Virgin."
Clara Kimball Young and Conway Tearle in
"The Foolish Virsin,', Star Theater, only 3 days
Coming Sunday to the Star, a photoplay which will be
the sensation of Portland it is called "And the Law
Says" Richard Bennett and Rhea Mitchell, the Port
land girl, are the stars.
State Health Officer to Con
duct Baby Home Probe.
and his
Eont etay crippled! Rub this sooth
ing, penetrating oil right into the
sprain, ache or strain, and out comes
pain, soreness, stiffness and swelling.
Nothing else penetrates, heals and
strengthens the injured muscles,
nerves, tendons and ligaments so
promptly. It doesn't burn or discolor
the skin and cannot cause injury
Don't suffer! Get a small trial bottle
from any drug store now limber up
Rub the misery right out. A moment
after "St. Jacobs Oil" is applied you
cannot reel the slightest pain or sore
ness, and you can go about your regu
lar duties.
"St- Jacobs Oil conquers pain. It
Silverton Pastor Resigns.
SILVERTON, Or., Jan. 10. (Special.)
Rev. Albyn Esson, who for years has
been pastor of the Christian Church in
this city, has tendered his resignation,
to take effect next Sunday. At this
time all the churches of Silverton will
unite in a farewell reception. Rev. Mr.
Esson will give his entire attention to
his farm near Albany.
Albany College Girls to Sing.
ALBANY. Or., Jan. 10. (Special.)
The Girls' Glee Club of Albany College
will give a concert In Portland Friday
evening at the Westminster Presbyte
rian Church. The occasion of the con
has been used effectively for sprains. cert is a meeting of the Christian En-
strains, soreness and stiffness for 60 1 deavor societies of the Presbyterian
years six jgold medal awards. Adv, J churches of Portland.
Rate in Washington Districts With
out High Schools 17.3.
I1ILLSBORO, Or.. Jan. 10. (SpeciaL)
Washington County's levy this year
will be 16.7 in districts having high
schools and 17.3 in districts without
Districts having high schools are Hills
boro. Forest Grove. Beaverton. Tuala
tin and Orenco. In all others .6 of a
mill is added for the high school tui
tion fund. .
Notwithstanding heavy appropria
tions for roads in the general fund, the
total levy is only .2 of a mill higher
than that of last year, and the total
amount it will yield is J363.761.91.
Oentralia Chief Awaits Summons.
CENTRAXJA. Wash.. Jan. 10. (Spe
cial.) It is expected that Chief of Po
lice Miles McGrall will be summoned
as a witness in the prosecution of Jess
Jar vis and John Gorman, two negroes
who are alleged to have robbed a club
In Portland and who were arrested In
Tacoma and Seattle Sunday. The pair
were arrested in Centralia the day
after the robbery, but were released
before the police here had been in
formed of the burglary. At that time
they had much Jewelry and money iu
their possession.
Aberdeen Plant's Receiver Named.
ABERDEEN. Wash., Jan. 10. (Spe
cial.) The Aberdeen manufacturing
Several Prominent Portland Women
Are- Expected to Furnish Inter
esting TestimonyMrs. Cel
lars' Dismissal Aired.
Management of the Baby Home will
be Investigated at a hearing set for
tomorrow in the offices of Dr. David
N. Roberg, state health officer. In the
Selling building. The hearing Is set
for 9 o'clock, and it is probable it will
continue throughout the day.
It was originally determined to have
the hearing today, but Dr. Roberg was
unable to secure the attendance of all
the witnesses he desired at that time.
and the Investigation, was deferred ,
until tomorrow. To aid Dr. Roberg in I
the inquiry, John F. Logan. John S.
Napier and Marshall N. Dana, chair
man of the Chamber of Commerce com
mittee on charities, have been named.
As state health officer. Dr. Roberg
has supervision of the Baby Home
management. The institution is sup
ported chiefly by appropriations by the
Legislature, the sum of 10 a month
for each baby in the Institution being
set aside from state funds.
Some highly interesting testimony Is
promised at the hearing, a number of
prominent Portland women who have
been connected with the conduct of the
home, either directly or indirectly,
being expected to testify.
Friction has been apparent in tha
management of the home for some time
between Mrs. D. C. Burns, president,
and Mrs. George B. Cellars, a trustee.
At the annual meeting last Monday
night Mrs. Cellars was dropped from
the board. She resented this action and
charged it to the opposition she had
aroused in the breast of Mrs. Burns,
whose policy she baa opposed in the
Mrs. Cellars charged that Mra Burns
ran the institution in a high-handed
way, without respect to the by-laws of
the organization, and that the power
lodged n her as president was mis
used. Other trustees, she said, are con
tent to let Mra Burns run things, and
she alone has spunk enough to voice
She says the board is antiquated and
the management is not efficient. In
addition to Mrs. Cellars, who will ap
pear aa a witness at the hearing
against the present administration.
employes of the home and former mem
bers of the staff are expected to ap
pear and testify.
Inse Land Company Loses by Fire.
ROSEBURG, Or, Jan. 10. (Special.)
Igniting from some unknown source.
Are early yejterdsy destroyed the hla
warehouse owned by the J. F. Las
Land Company and situated about a
mile from the town of Sutberlln. About
60 tons of hay stored in the building
also was destroyed. The building was
valued at about $2000. on which the
owners carried $500 insurance. Th
hay was worth about $700. W. E. fit.
John, receiver for the Luse Land Com
pany, said he thought the fire was ig
nited by tramps who had taken refuga
there for the nleht.
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Sick, Upset Stomach
Feels Fine.
When your meals don't fit comfort
ably, or what you eat lies like a lump
plant or this city has gone into the i cf iead in your stomach, or if you have
hands of W. B. Paine, receiver, upon
the application of Charles R. Wilson
estate and others. The liabilities of the
concern are said to be $48,000, of which
$13,000 is secured by a . mortgage.
Papers in the suit place the value of
the plant at $12,000 and accounts re
ceivable at $11,000.
heartburn, that is a sign of indigestion.
Get from your pharmacist a 60-cent
case of Pape's Dlapepsln and take a
dose lust as soon as you can. There
will be no sour risings, no belching of
undigested food mixed with acid, no
stomach gas or heartburn, fullness or
heavy feeling in the stomach, nausea.
debilitating headaches, dizziness or in
testinal griping. This will all go. and
besides, there will be no sour food left
over in the stomach to poison your
breath with nauseous odors.
Pape's Dlapepsln Is a certain cure for
out-of-order stomachs, because It takes
hold of your food and digests it Just the
same as if your stomach wasn't there.
Relief in five minutes from all stom
ach misery is waiting for you at any
These large EO-cent cases contain
enough "Pape's Dlapepsln" to keep the
entire family frse from stomach disor
ders and indigestion for many months.
It belongs in your home. Adv.
Home and Abroad
FOREIGN as well as domestic trade
relations may be safely and easily
handled by Portland firms and cor
porations through the broad connections
of The Northwestern National Bank.
We are always pleased to have our patrons
confer with us upon extension and operation of
their business interests.
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