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FUEL PRICES : CHECKED
WILL MEET IN
10 A. M. TO
5 P. M.
Display, 4th Floor
Showing the new American
made Dolls, as well as the im
ported. Visit Toyland and see
this great display bring the
S. & H.
FULL BY 10TH
The Standard Store of the Northwest
CITY SATISFIED FEDERAL REGU
Olds, Wortman &
Reliable Merchandise Reliable Methods
THE MORNING OREGOXIAN, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1917.
Council Cllnera to Plan of Selling Cord
vrood Becaiue of Inability of Con
t rolling; Supplies.
As a result of the Federal Govern
ment stepping: In to take a hand In
fuel price and supply regulations, the
City Council yesterday decided that
there Is no need for the city to go Into
the coal and slabwood business, as has
been proposed. It is said these two
commodities can be regulated by the
Government. Cordwood, however. Is in
a different class and the Council de
cided to go ahead with plans for handling-
this class of fuel direct to con
sumers. Bruce Dennis, representing: the state
Fuel Administrator, informed the Coun
cil that the Government already has
fixed the maximum price for coal at
the mines and has decreed that it shall
not be sold at retail for prices more
than 80 per cent higher than the aver
age prices in 1915. This regulation fits
the purpose proposed by Mayor Baker
when he first started the municipal
fuel idea, which was to curb unreason
able and speculative prices in fuel.
Mr. Dennis said slabwood probably
will be handled the same as coal.
The source of supply is such that' it
would be difficult to regulate pro
duction. Accordingly, Mayor Baker
appointed Commissioners Kellaher and
Blgelow and City Investigator Huma
son to examine into the details of bids,
opened Monday for stumpage.
A report will be made to the Council
PLEDGE IS REBUKER
BALE3I GEHMAX THOUGHT TO BE
DISLOYAL TO AMERICA.
"Wilson Is a Traitor," - Said Accused
Man When Solicited to Slcn
U ; Hoover Fledge Card.
SALEM, Or., Oct. SI. (Special.)
Men in charge of the local food con
servation drive today reported to
United States Attorney Reames and W.
B. Ayer, food administrator for Oregon,
an alleged case of flagrant disloyalty
unearthed in a German family by one
of the food conservation workers.
When asked to sign a Hoover pledge
card, it is alleged the German made
the following reply:
"Wilson Is a traitor. I will mot hang
a card in my window to make Wilson
think I am supporting him. Eighty
per cent of the people are opposed to
this war and Wilson declared it was
against his wishes. The United States
is sending troops to France to be
caught, in a death trap. The United
States will have to back out or lose
out. Tou get no true reports of the
war from the papers of this country.
I get my Information direct from the
"When this war is over we will be
under the rule of the Kaiser, but I
think he has a soul big enough to let
you remain a republic. I will not hang
a card in my window and nobody can
make me do it. I get my papers direct
from Germany from a German mis
sionary." On advices from the Federal authori
ties the name of the German family is
STATE EXEMPT FROM TAX
Oregon Officials Xot Required to
Pay War I,evy on Railway Fares.
SALEM, Or., Oct. 31. (Special.)
Secretary of State Olcott has sent no
tices to all state officials tha any
claims presented by them against the
state for expenses for either passenger
or Pullman fares or freight expense
tax under the new war tax law effect
ive tomorrow will not be audited by
The law provides that states are ex
empt fro mthe tax Imposed upon such
charges and provision is made that the
manner for proving such exemption
shall be provided- in a regulation by
the Internal Revenue Collector with the
approval of the Secretary of the Treasury.
CAPACITY TONNAGE URGED
Hood River Apple Growers Asked to
Load Cars to Capacity.
HOOD RIVER, Or., Oct. 31. (Special.)
Charles T. Early, of Portland, vice-
president and genera manager of the
Mount Hood Railroad Company, was
here yesterday endeavoring to Induce
apple shippers to load their cars up to
the full maximum capacity because of
the shortage of rolling stock.
Mr. Early recently proposed a prize
of 100 to the shipping concern, han
dling BO or more cars, that made the
best average for capacity loading. The
Public Service Commission ruled
against the plan, stating as a reason
In their denial that all shippers would
not be permitted to participate in the
SPOKANE IS REPRESENTED
Chamber Delegates to Be Ifeard by
SPOKANE, Wash., Oct. 31. (Special.)
A delegation consisting of Percy
Powell, v. S. McCrea and C. O. Bergan,
will be dispatched to San Francisco to
represent Spokane before the Newlands
Congressional Commission, now in ses
This was decided by the freight rate
committee of the Chamber of Com
merce this afternoon when it was
learned that the Poindexted long and
short haul bill will be. considered by
Conservation Officer Named.
WASHINGTON. Oct. 31. Edward R.
Grabow. general manager of the pas
senger department of the United Fruit
Company, was put in charge today of
the food administration's section on
conservation of food aboard steamships.
Announcing a Phenomenal Sale of Women's
for Street and
Such style and quality as one would expect to find only in dresses of the better grades. There
are a great many different models in this remarkable sale and the price we have put upon them
insures a quick clearaway. All are strictly new fresh from their wrappings, and have not
been shown heretofore in Portland. Dresses for general wear, youthful styles for misses and
exquisite models for party wear. Mostly in the medium and dark shades. Serge, satin, Georg
ette crepe and taffeta frocks, many in combination of two or more materials. Leading plain
shades, also many beautiful plaids. Inspect these beautiful dresses at your earliest opportunity.
4 Attractive Styles Are Illustrated
STYLE "A" as shown
to the left is of good
quality navy blue serge;
jacket effect vestee of
Georgette crepe and col
lar of black satin. Skirt
has two large patch pock
ets. An exceedingly good
model for general wear.
STYLE "B" as shown
is a charming frock of
navy blue taffeta trimmed
with rows of gold stitch
ing and collar of white
Georgette crepe. An at
tractive model for almost
any occasion. Shown in
good range wanted sizes.
STYLE "C" as shown
is made up in combination
of Georgette crepe and
messaline. Crepe waist
with plaid messaline skirt,
yoke and collar. One of
the most becoming styles
in the entire lot. Shown
in good range of ' sizes.
STYLE "D" as shown
is of black French serge
and has white satin collar.
Smart rever effect fin
ished with rows of black
buttons, trimmed with pur
ple or black soutache braid.
Shown in good rang sizes.
Ask to see thj model.
Experienced telephone clerks at
your service from 8 A. M. to 6 P. M.
OWK Imperial Roast Coffee,
2500 lbs. on sale Thursday; OQ
40c quality, special, pound t
OWK Cocoa, in bulk, spe- O A
cial for Thursday, pound 'v
and many other styles, including smart, plain tailored effects with plaited or plain skirt high waistline styles
and the very popular straight style so much the vogue right now. .Beautiful garments : from one o the. best
known makers in New York splendid quality of materials and each garment carefully finished. .ale 6tarts
this morning in the Garment Store, Second Floor. See the special showing of these Dresses in tb.3 windows.
Ji Style D
Center Circle, First Floor Special
offering in Women's and Misses'
Wool Sweaters. Sport styles with
large collar, pockets. Shown in
Medium and dark col- CJC QP
ors. Priced special at Dt)UtJ
AT $4.93 we also show a spe
cial assortment of Women's Wool
Sweaters good heavy kind for
skating and outdoor sports. Shown
in . a great variety of colors.
Sale of Women's Shoes
$5 to $6 Grades $3.79
$8.50 to $10 Grades$6.98
Main Floor Several hundred pairs
of Women's High-Grade Shoes,
priced for quick selling. Patent
colt, gunmetal, calf and vici kid.
in lace and button styles, with
cloth or kid tops and Goodyear
welt soles. Broken lines, but all
are of splendid quality. CJQ 7Q
$5.00 to $6.00 grades at toO.I V
Main Floor Women's 8-Inch Nov
elty Boots patent or black kid
vamps with gray nu-buck tops
black kid with mustard color cloth
tops cocoa brown calf with white
cloth tops ivory or gray kid and
black calf very latest heels and
toes. Regular $8.50 to QO
$10.00 Boots, at, a pair 0vJ.O
omen's Knit Underwear
Bargain Circle, Main Floor Winter-weight Union Suits in all styles and
sizes in a rousing one-day sale at savings no thrifty shopper will over
look. Cotton, wool, silk-and-wool, mercerized lisle and mixtures. "Ir
regulars" of a celebrated line we sell every day in the year slight im
perfections in weave, but wearing quality not impaired. . Supply your needs.
Women's $130 Union Suits $1.15
Women's $4j00 Union Suits $2.95
$1.50 Union Suits now for $1.13
$1.75 Union Suits now for $1.25
$2.50 Union Suits now for $1.85.
$2.75 Union Suits now for $1.95
$3.00 Union Suits now for $2.20
$3.50 Union Suits now for $2.00
$3.75 Union Suits now for $2.75
$4.00 Union Suits now for $2.95
GIFTED SINGER HERE
MISS EMD WATKISiS TO SING AT
BUSINESS MEN'S LUNCHEON.
Vlnltor Is Now Engaged In Patriotic
Service In Connectloln With
War Council Work.
Miss Enid Watkins, a gifted singer,
a society girl of San Francisco, will be
the "headline attraction" at the pr k
ressive Business Men's luncheon today
at the Benson Hotel. Miss Watkins'
presence always is an inspiration. The
soldier boys at American Lake found
it so. She made them all sing and sing
with a vim that . made the camp re
echo. Ifs the good, . old-fashioned
favorites that are her greatest hits. To
day she will sing to some of them at
the luncheon and she has assured
Frank Hilton, chairman of the pro
gramme committee, that before the
gathering Is over all the business men
will be joining In the chorus and sing
ing until the rafters vibrate.
Miss Watkins, before she began her
career, was a society maid, a favorite
with the smart set in San Francisco.
The war conditions urged her to put
her talents to use in patriotic service
and now she Is working in connection
with the "War Work Council, singing
at the various camps and cantonments.
She spent two weeks at American Lake
and Port Townsend and will sing at
Vancouver Barracks and at Fort Stev
ens while In the Northwest. Her ac
companist is Miss Gladys Floete, who
also is socially prominent and who, like
Miss Watkins, is using her talents to
inspire and to entertain the soldiers.
It was through the Influence of A.
M. Grilley, of the Young Men's Chris
tian Association, that Miss Watkins
was persuaded to come to Portland. Mr.
Grilley met her in the East when she
was en route to California after a sea
son of artistic work in New York. He
was on the lookout for the right kind
of programmes for the Y. M. - C. A.
cantonments and the fine personality
and ability of the singer attracted his
interest.' When later he heard she had
singing for the men at Angel Island,
San Francisco, and other points, he
advised his committee to ask her to
visit Portland and the Northwestern
camps, and sing for the soldiers and
with the soldiers for she makes them
all sing. And so, today, if the business
men would be In fashion they, too, must
Bing when Miss Watkins gives the
signal and strikes the keynote.
been caved when they leaped from the
ship to the water.
The Baltimore & Ohio's loss was es
timated tonight by Vice-President
Thompson at $4,000,000. He said the
destruction of the piers would not in
terfere with the road's business. Among
the goods destroyed were 7000 cases of
imported liquor, 150 carloads of flour,
50 carloads of tobacco and 79,000 bales
of wood pulp. -
H. P. Munro, of the Bureau of Mines,
Washington, came here today to in
vestigate reports that bombs figured
in, the explosions at the fire.
BOHEMIANS TAKE BOOTH
ANOTHER NATIONALITY JOINS RED
CROSS BAZAAR FORCES.
ALIENS ARE SUSPECTED
BALTIMORE'S DISASTROUS FIRE
Phone your want ads to The Ore
ponian. Main 7070. A 6095.
Arrested Saloonkeeper la Reported to
Have Said "We Are Going to
Get Elevator. Next."
BALTIMORE, Oct. 31. Two men
suspected of having a hand In the dis
astrous fire which vi3ited the B. & O.
railroad terminal here last night were
arrested today and grilled in the office
of the Department of Justice. The
names of the men were not made
One is a saloonkeeper of the section
where the fire occurred. It was alleged
two stevedores heard him say: "We are
going to get the elevators next." When
arrested he declared he was a Russian
Pole, but it later developed that he is
a native of Germany, but naturalized
The other suspect was reported to have
been in the vicinity of the piers yes
terday in a motorboat.
All men have been accounted for ex
cept Michael J. Hand, a tally clerk on
the piers, and Eustace Bromley, chief
naval gunner on a British steamer
which caught fire and was ha!-- im
aged. Several sifr;. - r n.
frriTited for, but are believed to have
"JAG CAR" READY TO QUIT
Siren Only Part of Ancient Auto
That Shows Old-Time Vigor.
RT. PAUL, Minn.. Oct. 26. (Special.)
The police ambulance, victim of half
a dozen collisions, recipient of the
curses of the police, famed as the old
est moving thing in St. Paul and of
ficially designated as "the tin can," Is
back In service.
For several days this relie of hap
pier days lingered between the hos
pital and the dog pound, suffering
from a fractured windshield, lacerated
mudguard, severe contusions of the
wheels and numerous body bruises re
ceived when struck by an automobile.
After a trial trip through the down
town streets, where it attracted much
attention because of its unique resem
blance to a prairie schooner, it was
deemed again fit for use.
In the gara'ge at Central Police Sta
tion It was greeted with a song bear
ing resemblance to "The Old Oaken
Bucket" as chauffeurs, many of whom
have taken out life insurance papers,
recently expressed their feelings in
Latest reports from the garage,
sworn to by the ambulance chauffeur,
say the self-starter refuses to work,
the lights do not light, the wheels are
crooked, the engine coughs and the
only thing that does work perfectly is
FORTS TO JGET BARRACKS
Seven Structures to Rise at Entrance
to Columbia River.
A.STORIA, Or., Oct. 31. (Special.)
Seven cantonment buildings are to be
erected at once at the three forts at
the mouth of the Columbia River, ac
cording to a letter received today from
Senator Chamberlain by President Gray,
of the Astoria Chamber of Commerce.
Senator Chamberlain Inclosed a letter
to him from the Adjutant-General,
which explains that the cantonments
will be built because of the necessity of
providing Winter quarters. Three
buildings are to be erected at Fort
Stevens and two each at Forts Canby
Man Robbed While Drunk.
ST. LOUIS, Mo.. Oct. 26. Owen Mul-
doon, 55 years old. of Wisconsin, slept
at police headquarters so as to not be
robbed of $63. When he walked out
of the station it was rather chilly, so
he bought "Just one." When Patrol
men Grogan and - Mclnerny started
through an alley the next night they
found him asleep on the ground. He
was hatless, costless, shoeless and pen
niless. He was unable to state what
became of him or his money.
Proceeda of Affair to Be Held Decem
ber 5 to Be Used In Relief
Another nationality has enlisted In
support of the Allied Red Cross Bazaar,
which will be held at the Public Audi
torium December 5-8 inclusive. The
Bohemians of Portland yesterday ar
ranged to take half the space original
ly alloted to the Serbian committee.
The proceeds from the combined
booths will be used in relief work for
the dependent families of Bohemian
and Serbian soldiers, thousands of
whom are fighting with the several
Before the war there were more than
200 Serbians in Portland. Now there
are only about 40, few of whom would
be acceptable for fighting.
V. Cladek will head the Bohemian
committee arranging for the bazaar
booth. He will be assisted by B. T.
Hnizda, V. Plasil. Mrs. V. Jambor, Mrs.
V. Babka and 'Mrs. V. Plasil. They have
already started plans for gathering
articles for sale, the cost of which will
be largely taken care of by subscrip
tions. Much fine needle art work will
be contributed by Bohemian women of
Portland, as well as dolls and glasss
ware. M. R. Metrovlc, chairman of the Ser
bian committee. Is expected to name the
members of his committee today.
Arrangements have been made through
Professor H. H. Herdman, principal of
Washington High. School, to have 60
girls in the domestic science depart
ment, under the supervision of Mrs.
Evelyn D. Spencer, supervisor of the
work, can 500 pints of pears and
peaches to be sold at the bazaar.
digging for the foundation for the new
steps and wall in front of the Center
Church on Main street recently, work
men employed by the Porteus-Walker
Company found two coffins. They could
find no name plates telling who were
burled there. The top of one coffin
had been worn away, probably due to
the pressure from the weight of the
steps and wall. Bones were seen, but
the skull was not found. The bottom
of the coffin, which was made of pine
wood, was In as good a state of preser
vation as tho day It was lowered into
The other coffin was not uncovered,
the workmen knowing It was there by
striking it with their 'digging Imple
ments. Neither coffin was close enough
to the surface of the ground to inter
fere with the foundation work, and it
was not necessary to move them.
Workmen recovered the coffin in
which they found only the bones and
proceeded with the foundation. Both
coffins were about nine inches below
the point to which the workmen due.
An English penny, dated 1694. was
also found near the church. It had
been in the ground so long that tha
date was not decipherable until tha
coin was washed with an acid. Soma
of the workmen have also made other
finds, about 75 cents in coins having
been found when the digging was begun.
FIRES SHOTS AT HUSBAND
Woman Attempts to Kill Man From
Whom She Separated.
ST. LOUIS, Oct. 26. Mrs. Myrtle
Irene Herr, 20 years old, 1323 South
Seventh street, fired four shots at her
husband, William Herr. 37 years old.
from whom she has been separated
since August 17, when she met him in
the street at Seventh and Barry
streets. None of the shots took effect.
Both Herr and his wife were arrested
and locked up at the Soulard-street
Mrs. Herr showed a letter to the po
lice, which, she said, was the direct
cause of the shooting. The letter con
tained accusations against Mrs. Herr,
which, she declared, she believed jus
tified her in attempting to shoot her
Hookworm Prevails In Fiji.
SUVA. Fiji Islands, Oct. 20. Hook
worm prevails to a considerable, extent
In the Fiji Islands according to a re
cent report by Drs. S. T. Darling- and
M. A. Barber, of the Rockefeller Foun
dation of New York, engaged to in
vestigate the presence here of the mi
crobe. They found that 100 per cent
of the Fljians and Hindoos on the Rewa
River. Fiji's waterway, are more r
less affected. Among Europeons o"y
those born In the Fiji group rr- ,
ferte1 r1 tbn on1?' a r'li ;i.
MANY BALK AT PLEDGE
Xo Signatures Obtained in Parts of
SPOKANE, Wash., Oct. 31. Many
families in- Adams Coun.ty, Washing
ton, have refused to sign the Hoover
pledge cards, according to reports re
ceived at the office of Charles Heb
berd, food administrator for Washing
ton. In certain districts of tho county
no signatures were obtained.
A telegram was received here from
Herbert Hoover stating that reports,
received from many states, show there
is a concerted action . on the part of
German propagandists to prevent the
signing of pledge cards.
OLD COFFINS UNEARTHED
Pine Boards Preserved, but Bones
?iarly All Gone.
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The Danger of Imitations.
A N OHIO druggist writes to " The Practical Druggist," a prominent New YorK
Drug Journal, as follows: "Please furnish formula for Castoria. All the
formulas I have worked with are either ineffective or disagreeable to administer."
To this "The Practical Druggist" replies: "We do not supply formulas for
proprietary articles. We couldn't if we wanted to. Your experience with imitative
formulas is not surprising, but just what is to be expected. When Castoria is
wanted, why not supply the genuine. If you make a substitute, it is not fair or
right to label it Castoria. We can give you all sorts of laxative preparations for
children, but not Castoria, and we think a mother who asks for Castoria would not
feel kindly toward you if you gave her your own product under such a name."
No mother with a spark of affection for her child will overlook the signa
ture of Chas. H. Fletcher when buying Castoria.
Children Cry For
F&M neither Opium. Morphine nor.
:U Mineral. Not jvarui-j
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Extracts from Letters by Grateful
Parents to Chas. H. Fletcher.
Mrs. Wm. Palmer, Sterling-, 111., says : "Your Castoria has been my
friend for twenty years. I could not keep my children well without it. J
cannot speak too highly of your wonderful remedy."
Mrs. Frank H. Cafferty, of Providence, ' R. I., says: . "If all younff
mothers would use Castoria it will bring up their child. My nurse and
doctor can also tell what your Castoria can do."
Howard A. Banks, of Hickory, N. C.,' Bays: "Your Castoria is th
only physic we ever give our three babies. The fact that we use it
promptly is probably the reason we never have to use any other."
Mrs. A. J. Nelson, of Waco, Texas, says : "Enclosed you will find
picture of 'Our little Castoria boy.' When a week old I ordered you
Castoria for him, and I have never been up a night with him since."
Mrs. Eva Ott Melin, of Jersey City, N. J., says : "I attribute the present
excellent condition of my baby to your Castoria which he has been using
since he was three weeks old. I have not lost a night's sleep in seven
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tr-r of ,Vrpper.