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THE aiORXING OREGOXIAX. THURSDAY. JUNE 2S, 1917.
CITY TRAFFIC CLUB
NEUTRAL ON RATES
Decision Not to Take Sides
Follows Discussion of
CARRIERS' PRESENT CASE
Secretary of Association Gives Fig
urea Showing Increase of Net
Earnings of Western I tail
ways in Past Tear.
?he Portland Traffic and Transpor
tation Association declined yesterday
to go on record on the railroads' pro
posed 15 per cent increase in freight
After listening for half an hour to
the words of the carriers' representa
tives and hearing- the opposing con
tentions of J. H. Lothrop, secretary of
the association, and of individual mem
bers, the meeting decided to leave
the entire question of increasing the
rate to the "fairness of the Commls
Frank J. Miller and H. H. Corey,
members of the Commission, were
present, but did not take part in the
discussion with the exception of an
explanation by Mr. Miller of the plans
for conducting a series of hearings in
various parts of the state.
The case of the carriers was pre
sented by Prank W. Robinson, traffic
manager for the O.-W. R. & N. Com
pany; W. D. Skinner, traffic manager
for the North Bank, and II. A. Hin
ehaw, general freight agent for the
Operation Cot Increase..
Mr. Robinson pointed out how the
expenses of operation have Increased
within the last three years, particu
larly in the last year.
"Tou, as manufacturers and mer
chants," he declared, "can do the ob
vious thing when your expenses in
crease. You can pass the cost on to
your patrons add it to the price of
"But with the railroads, we cannot
Increase the price of our goods our
transportation without the consent of
"The present rates were fixed on a
basis of what it cost the railroads to
do business and earn a reasonable in
come six or eight years ago. It is not
necessary to go into figures to show
how the cost of doing business has
advanced in that time."
Mr. Skinner and Mr. Hlnshaw fol
lowed with similar presentations, each
speaking for the carriers in general,
but of his own road more in particular.
But when the shippers took the floor
they attempted to make light of the
railroads cry of "high costs.
Mr. Lothrop presented a series of fig
ures to show that the carriers really
are not in need of an Increase that
they are earning a heavier net return
this year than in any year in their
history, with the exception of last
Surpluses Are Accumulated.
"In 1916," he said, "the Southern Pa
cific, after paying Interest of 6 per
cent dividends on stock and making
other appropriations, shows a balance
of $34,500,000, which, added to the ac
cumulation of previous years, gave a
credit balance of over $177,000,000. The
estimated increase in expenses for 1917
was a little more than $15,000,000,
about $1,500,000 less than 15 per cent
increase in revenue based on 1916 busi
ness. "The Union Pacific, after paying 4
per cent on preferred and 8 per cent on
common stock, and appropriating large
sums for other purposes, had a surplus
of over $17,000,000 to add to its former
balance, making a total of nearly
$139,000,000 surplus accumulated.
"In this time cf emergency, however,
when carriers want higher rates to
meet the increased expenses, the Union
Paclflo is paying extra dividends on Its
common stock. In December, 1916, it
declared an extra dividend of 2 per
cent, payable in January, 1917. In
January, 1917, it declared an extra one
half per cent, payable in April, and in
April another one-half per cent, pay
able next July."
A. H. Devere. I. Lang. W. B. Me
Pherson, L. Allen Lewis and others ad
vised against going on record on the
question, so the decision to allow the
case to go to the Commission entirely
on its merits was unanimously
has left him suddenly and without any
cause, according to his story as told
yesterday to Presiding Judge Kava
naugh. Andrew's last matrimonial
venture was in 1909, when he married
a woman 26 years younger than him
self. They lived together for about
three years and then his wife went to
visit her mother. He avers she is still
there, so far as he knows. A decree
was awarded to him.
Domestic strife was frequent in the
nome or William and Rosle Schenk. ac
cording to the divorce complaint of the
nusDand, which was filed yesterday.
They were married in 1902 and have
three children. He wants a divorce
decree and the custody of the children
Sadie Tobias accuses Frank Tobias of
both cruelty and desertion in her suit
Tor divorce. They were married in
1911. She asks that her maiden name
of Sadie Engel be restored to her.
Married -in Vancouver in 1915.
Theressa Fleck is now repenting two
years later in the divorce courts of
Portland. She started suit yesterday
for a divorce from Augustus Fleck.
one demands alimony of $30 a month,
claiming that her husband is employed
as a timekeeper at a salary of $85 a
MARRIAGE FAILS TWICE
Wife Deserts Each Time Without
Cause, A. Brasen Tells Court.
Andrew Brasen has been married
twice and on each occasion his wife
and Fussy? Tempt
it with a light, nutritious
food that helps you to shake
off the shackels of a Winter
diet. Eat Shredded Wheat
Biscuit with berries and
cream or milk. Two or
three of these Biscuits with
fruits and green vegetables
make a nourishing, satisfy
ing meal at a cost of a few
cents. Ready -to -eat no
cookery, no kitchen worry.
Made at Oakland, California.
Infants end Invalids
Rich milk, malted grain, in powder form.
For infants, invalids andgro wing children
Pure nutrition, upbuilding ike whole body.
Invigorates nursing mothers uri the aged.
Mora nutritious than tea, coffee, etc
Instantly prep red. Requires no cooking.
Substitute .Cett TQU Suae Pries
SMfiERS, 1919, IS HOPE
NOBLES WILL. GO TO ATLANTIC CITY
Social Features Were Eliminated From
1917 Session at Minneapolis Because
of War Only 00O Attended.
Portland seems assured of the Im
perial Council session, Order of the
Mystic Shrine, in 1919. A telegram to
Al Kader Temple yesterday from G. W.
Stapleton. one of Portland's delegates
to the Imperial Council nor being held
in .Minneapolis, advises that the 1918
session will go to Atlantic City and
tnat there is no opposition to Portland
Because of the war the current ses
slon was made a much less Imposing
garnering- than It would otherwise have
been. All social features were elimi
nated and the business session only
was held. Instead of several thousand
delegates and their friends attending.
Minneapolis was host to not more than
Portland had Intended to send 100
Nobles to urge Portland's claims for
1919, but because of the changed con
ditions now prevailing, only four dele
gates were sent. They were G. W.
Stapleton. H. . Hutchinson. Thomas
5. Kay and A. W. Orton.
Because next year's session has been
fixed for Atlantic City, It is thought
the Pacific Coast will have an espe
cially good claim upon the 1919 gather
lng. Portland has made a consistent
campaign for the convention, and the
Pacltlo Northwest delegates have been
most helpful In aiding local delegates.
J. IL CMalley Is at the Perkins from
C. M. Keep, of Washougal, Is at the
E. J. Lyle, of Klamath Falls, Is at the
C. E. Lelbig. of Pasadena, Is at the
J. P. Rhodes, of Spokane, Is at the
R. II. "Wager, of New Tork, is at the
J. W. Howard, of San Francisco, Is at
Mrs. Mina Brooks, of Redding, Cal.,
is at the Ritz.
Rev. Jj. L. Loomis, of Brownsville, is
at the Carlton.
F. N. Robinson is at the Oregon from
C. J. Traugott is at the Carlton from
Rochester, N. Y.
D. H. Stegman, of Centerville, Wash.,
is at the Perkins. -
Dr. and Mrs. H. J. Clements, of Salem,
are at the Seward.
D. Burdlck registered at the Rita yes
terday from Salem.
Dr. and Mrs. A. W. Greeter, of Frlne
ville, are at the Rltz .
Mrs. Rudy Ackerman, of West Wood
burn, is at the Ritz.
C. E. Brim, of San Francisco, Is regis
tered at the Nortonia.
G. W. Parman, of Condon. Is regis
tered at the Cornelius.
Mrs. Emily E. Roberts Is at the Port
land from Indianapolis.
F. E. Fletcher and wife, of Redlands,
Cal., are at the Seward.
E. J. Adams Is a Eugene visitor reg
istered at the Imperial.
From Duluth, Minn., Is C. W. Nelson,
registered at the Carlton.
L R. Rutherford, of St. Helens, Is
registered at the Imperial.
S. E. Savage and wife, of Houston,
Tex, are at the Portland.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Rogers are at the
Seward from Walla Walla.
C. E. Skidmore, of Berkeley. Cal., Is
registered at the Nortonia.
L. V. Perry registered at the Portland
yesterday from Lynn, Mass.
E. T. Tuller is an Oakland visitor.
registered at the Multnomah.
George Evans Is registered at the
Multnomah from Brownsville.
T. J. McDonald registered at the
Carlton yesterday from Seattle.
C L. Mullen Is In the city from
Kerry, Or., and Is at the Oregon. .
Mrs. Dan J. Moore, of the Moore
Hotel, Seaside, is at the Portland.
W. L. Thompson registered at the Im
perial Wednesday from Pendleton.
Mrs. William Thompson, of Aberdeen,
was a recent arrival at the Seward.
Mrs. O. E. Brown, of Los Angeles.
was a recent arrival at the Cornelius.
Mr. and Mrs. E. Wagoner are regis
tered at the Perkins from Frinevllle.
Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Dailey, of Omaha,
are recent arrivals at the Multnomah.
Mrs. Jeff Nelll and daughter, of
Heppner. are registered at the Carlton.
J. J. Kenney and family registered
at the Oregon yesterday from Leona,
Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Sidney, promi
nent Hood River people, are at the
Mrs. A. Mathison and Mrs. E. P.
Johnson are Boise visitors who are at
T. Meyerhardt, a prominent business
man of Fort Soott, Kan., is registered
at the Nortonia.
CHICAGO, June 27. (Special.) The
following Oregonians are registered at
Chicago hotels today: From Portland.
at the Blaekstone, Mr. and Mrs. Will-
am MaeMaster: at the La Salle, IL A.
Cushlng. From Corvallis, at the La
Salle, Mr. and Mrs. A. Zlefle.
StkaM BtrRHS Facs) and NKt
Harry Nelson, age i3. - of T91 Kast
Salmon street, was burned about the
face and neck yesterday afternoon at
the Columbia Engineering Works at
Linnton. A hose to the boiler be
come disconnected and the steam struck
him in the face. His injuries are only
skin deep and it IS thought he will be
able to leave St. Vincent's Hospital in
a few days.
" Idaho State Land Sold.
ORANGEVTLLB. Idaho. June IT.
f Special.) The state land sale con
ducted Monday by State Land Com
missioner Smoot resulted In the trans
fer of approximately 1200 acres, mostly
In small tracts of 40 acres and less.
The first payments In land sold, on a
basis of 10 per cent of the purchase
price, totaled approximately $2400.
All Charge Purchases Made Today and Remainder of Month Go on July Bill, Payable August J S. & Hi, Trading Stamps on Purchases
Manicuring and Hairdressing Parlors, Second Floor Trunks, Suitcases and Bags, Fourth Floor Rest Rooms and Telephones, 2d Floor
The Coolest Store
Complete change of air through
out the store every few minutes.
No matter how warm the day, you
will always find this a very
pleasant place to do your shopping.
The Standard Store of tlie Northwest
s 9 Wortman & Kin :
Reliable Merchandise Reliable Methods
Now is the best time to choose
your new Bathing Suit, while as
sortments are at their very best.
-r-Headquarters for Bathing Suits,
Shoes, Caps, Bathing Suit Bags.
$22.45 for Women's Suits of Silk or; Wool Jersey
-A Notable Suit Sale!
Second Floor For women who buy Suita of the better grades, this sale
- wva bumbj vuuvod xxif,u umuuiui uiu-vuuia ouits at a great r
price-reduction. All are garments from our regular stock this season's smart
est styles for sport, street and dress wear, made up in Norfolk or Russian blouse
effects and many novelty styles. All have the latest sport collars and cuffs
some have belts, others with belted ties. Imported Shantung silks in combina
tion of plain colors with stripes or figures also taffeta silks and 00 A tT
wool jerseys. Excellent assortment of light and dark colors. Now !5e4D
Sport Hats, Street Hats
and Dress Hats
A rousing Clean-Up Sale of Mil
linery for Thursday at prices far
below regular worth. Hats for
outing and sport wear Hats for
street and dress occasions in pretty
Jap braids, Leghorns, Milans, etc.
Double brim and two-toned Leg
horns, black Milans with drooping
or straight brims and many other
fashionable shapes with very latest
trimming. Department Second Fir.
4 Big Lots
Lot 1Hats at $130
Lot 2 Hats at $330
Lot 3 Hats at $5j00
Lot 4 Hats at $630
Center Circle, First Floor Women's"
Coverall Dresses of fancy striped ging
hams or plain percale with striped trim
ming. Front or side fastening. Square
or V neck. Belted waistline. On
sale Thursday at special price of av
Novelty Waists $4.49
Second Floor Fancy and tailored styles in
white, flesh and novelty effects. Georgette
crepe, nets, crepe de chine, taf- fl A A Q '
feta and Jap Bilks. Priced special Jr
Women's Silk Dresses
For Men & Young Men
In style, workmanship and fabric these Suits
we feature at $25 will" come up to your high
est expectations, for there are no better clothes
to be had at the price. Just now we are
showing many exceedingly smart models in
Summer weight Suits for men and young
men in a wide range of materials and patterns.
All Men's Hats
Main Floor Here's real economy for the man
who has a Hat to buy. Our entire stock of
Men's Straw and Felt Hats reduced as follows:
All Men's $1.75 to $2.50 Hats special $1.50
All Men's $3.00 Felt and Straw Hats -.-"
All Men's $4.00 Straw Hats special $2.75
All Men's $5.00 Straw Hats priced $5.75
All Men's $5.50 Panamas, Bankoks $4.25
All Men's $7.50 Panamas, Bankoks $5.50
On Sale Thursday
At Special Only
Second Floor Women's and Misses' Dresses of taffeta silk, Georgette
crepe, crepe de chine, satins and combinations of serges taffetas and
crepes. High waistline effects with full skirts, also popular Russian
blouse style. Good range of colors. Dresses formerly selling at a much
higher price grouped into one special lot and marked for C- - Qf?
quick selling in this great bargain event at only, your choice DJ-J-rJ
All Refrigerators Are Reduced
Third Floor All Refrigerators
now at special low prices don't
delay, get yours now and have the
benefit of the full season's use.
$18.60 Refrigerator C- A Qf
priced special now at UJ-a "
All Garden Hose
$22.80 Refrigerator J- O fA
priced special now at OXO.irt
$27.00 Refrigerator QOfl OCT
priced special now at
$42.00 Refrigerator QOI Pf
priced special now at UOX.tJv
at Reduced Prices
OWK Imperial Roast OQ
Coffee, special, the pound
OWK Cocoa in bulk, Oi.
priced special, a pound
Fourth Floor Jones' Loganberry
Juice, a delicious, wholesome bev
erage for warm days. Try a
glass at the demonstration booth.
On sale .Thursday at spe- Of
cial low price, the bottle VU
Large size bottle, special 39
3-Day Sale Hair Goods
$ 730 Switches, Special at $438
. $1230 Switches, Special at $8J89
Second Floor Natural
Wavy Hair Switches made
up in three separate
stems. $7.50 QA QQ
values, special 0x.VO
Special Lot of 3-stem Switches now at only $1.08
ROYAL HAIR RESTORER Restores gray hair to its natural color
not a dye acts directly upon the roots of the hair. Also gives strength
to the hair and keeps the scalp clean. Used with great success by hun
dreds of our customers. On sale in the Beauty Parlors, Second Floor.
N a t u r a 1 Wavy Hair
Switches in three separate
stems. $10.00 to $12.50
values, special- JQ QQ
Iv nriced now uOtOi7
Manicuring and Hair Dressing by Experts Very Reasonable Prices.
Bargain Circle, First Floor Wom
en's Envelope Chemise with lace
and embroidery trimmed yokes in
four styles also dainty Crepe
Nightgowns in plain white and
flesh-colored floral designs. See
these attractive garments QQ
on sale Thursday at only iOl
EXTRA SPECIAL Women's
Combination Suits, open-drawer
styles, lace and embroid- C?- JO
erv trimmed. S2.50 vals UX.V I
"Sultan of Sulu" Revided for
FUND ALL FOR DEPENDENTS
Services of Several Professional
and Amateur Flayers Are Do
nated and Fromlnent
Men Will Aid.
For the benefit of the dependents of
the men at the front, the local Elka
Lodge la g-lvlng four performance of
The Sultan of Sulu" at the Eleventh-
street playhouse beginning tonight.
The "Sultan" has not been seen In
Portland for many years, but the llnea
of George Ade'a must cuccesaful omlc
opera are still aa sparkling as when
they were first written.
The Elks make this explanation of
their present effort: Everything that
has been done since the beginning: of
the war has been for the soldiers. The
Elks are trying to remember the peo
ple whom the soldiers have left be
hind. A great part of their charity
Is to preserve the self-respect of the
people to whom they extent aid peo
ple who might otherwise uffer be
cause their pride did not permit them
to appeal to publio charities.
Font Alt for Dependents.
One hundred per cent of the pro
ceeds of this performance will go into
the fund for dependents. Several of
the best professional and amateur play
ers in the city have donated their serv
ices. Waldemar Lind Is musical di
rector, Cary Houseman is stage direc
tor, George Hctchkiss Street appears in
the leading role of Kiram. Mrs. Herman
Polit and Miss Fays Ruddick alternate
in the leading woman s part. Warren
Erwin apoears aa the Lieutenant, W.
H. Frost, bass singer of the Ad Club
quartet, as Colonel Budd; R. ri. KoDert
on as Jones. Mrs. Herbert G. Reed ai
Pamela, Miss Grace Dawson as Chi-
quita and Charles Klngler as iiaaji.
Miss Prances Hanrahan. Montrose M.
Ringler and Miss Wllberta Babbtdge
appear in dances; Miss Helen Drain
sings an interpolated number, "Ching
Chong," and the Norwegian Society.
Columbia, and tne eweaisn singing, so
ciety have furnished voices for the
Prominent Men Aid.
Mayor-elect George L. Baker, Judge
William Gatens, Judge Arthur C. Day
ton, J. E. Werlein, Plowden Stott, "Will
iam Adams. City Treasurer, and other
prominent men will sell oandy during
the performance, and uovernor vviiny
comb. will attend on Friday night.
There is an orchestra of IS pieces and
a cBt of 60 people, in addition to the
Elka' band, which will be a feature of
Steamer Brings $800,000 In Gold.
SEATTLE, June J7. The steamer
Victoria arrived from St. Michael to
day with $800,000 of gold from Tukon
TWO OF THE PARTICIPANTS IN "SULTAN OF SULU" BENEFIT BY
THE ELKS AT THE ELEVENTH-STREET THEATER TONIGHT..
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CIVIC FORUM READY
Dedication of Portland's New
R0SARIANS HAVE CHARGE
Tentative Programme Prepared In
Which Retiring Mayor and Xew
Head or City Are to Play
With a programme of music and
speeches of a patriotic nature. Port
land's beautiful 1600.000 Public Audi
torium will be formally dedicated to
the publio on the morning of July 4.
The Royal Rosarlans, who were dele
gated by Mayor-elect Baker to take
charge of the dedication, have worked
up a tentative programme which will
combine into one affair & Fourth of
July programme and a programme
suitable to the dedication of the build
ing which is to play a big part in
Portland's civic activities from now on.
A committee comprising E. A. Clark,
W. E. Finzer. William McMurray, H.
J. Blaeslng and F. M. Case was named
yesterday by the Rosarlans to take
charge of the ceremony. This commit
tee will decide on the definite pro
gramme. Dean Vincent, prime minis
ter of the Rosarlans, will preside, and
will have general charge. The Monday
Musical Club and the Daughters of the
Confederacy will be on the programme
for musical numbers of some sort.
Tentative Programme Given.
The tentative programme calls for
music from the Rosarian band and the
Rosarlan quartet, patriotlo music and
songs to be sung in unison by the au
dienoe. Invocation, presentation of the
key of the building to Former Mayor
Albee by the contractor, Hans Peder
son, reading of the Declaration of In
dependence, oration of the day by
Mayor Baker, and muslo.
While Mayor Albee haa been asked
by Mr. Baker to participate and accept
the key, inasmuch as tne Dunaing nas
been constructed under his administra
tion, he may not be able to attend. He
la out of the city at present, but may
return for the affair.
It la planned to have the stage ar
tistically decorated and to have repre
sentatives of various clvlo organisa
tions and persona who have played a
Dart In the Auditorium movement and
construction seated on the stage. The
entire lower floor will be open, ar
rangements having been made for the
seating of 5600 persons.
A large foree of men Is working hard
to get the building In shape and
Mayor-elect Raker, who haa ohrge,
saya It will be ready for the opening
except for a few details which will be
hardly noticeable. Unfortunately, the
$25,009 pipe organ, which is being In
stalled, will not be ready,
The hour Tor the programme has not
been settled but probably it will begin
at 10:30 A. M, This will give ample
time to rinish the programme and al
low thoae who attend to get dinner In
time to attend the parade of soldiers
at z P. M.
Frank Richard, who haa served aa city
marshal of Lebanon nine years, re
signed to take effect July 1. Mr. Rich
ard becomes night watch at the Leba
non paper mills. The city vacancy, for
which there are a number of aspirants,
will be filled at a special meeting of the
In France before the Summer la over.
Dr. Abrahams holds the commission of
OREGON DOCTOR HONORED
Dr. V. R. Abrahams One of Five to
Go to France at Once.
HOOD RIVER, Or- June 27. (Spe
cial.) In a letter received by his wife
today. Dr. V. It. Abrahams, formerly of
Forest Qrove, but who has been prac
ticing here for a number of years and
who was County Physician at the time
he was recently called to report, tells
that out of 600 physician officers at
Fort Riley, Kan., he was one of five
chosen to leave first with an ambulance
company for Franca.
Dr. Abrahams eaya he expects to be
BIG SAWMILL IS LEASED
Plant, Business and Ships Are Val
ued at Half Million.
SEATTLE. June 27. The Port Blake
ly Mill Company, owning a great saw
mill at Port Blakely, near Seattle, has
leased fta plant for & long period to
Comyn, Mackall & Co., large exDorters.
who will operate the mill under the
name of the Pacific Freighters Com
pany. The Skinner & Eddy Corpora
tion, owner of most of the mill stock,
is withdrawing from the lumber busi
ness to devote itself to shipbuilding.
The lessee has orders that will keep
the mill running day and night, and
owns .hips to carry cargoes all over
the world. The lease was made on a
valuation of $500,000.
Lebanon's City Marshal RckIctiis.
LEBANON, Or, Juna 27. (SpeclaX)
A Model Plant; a Perfect System of Operation;
Best of Materials Obtainable; Highest Quality
Throughout; an organization of Piano Experts
.masters of the science of piano construction.
Why should it not be a
that the BUSH & LANE PIANO is the ideal in
strument of the higher class.
A call will convince you.
433-435 Washington Street, Corner Twelfth