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THE MORXIXG OREGOXIAX, THURSDAY, AUGUST 7, 1919.
WOOL MEN PROTEST
HIGHER FREIGHT RATE
COMEDY STAR WRITES INCIDENTAL MUSIC FOR HER OWN PLAY.
Producers of Northwest Hold
PORTLAND IS INTERESTED
Cet Seagoing Ve&sels to Run to At
lantic Coast Port: Is Sugges
' tion of R. A. Stanield.
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Wool -growers of the Pacific north
west and representatives of wool ware
house interests appeared yesterday be
fore the Portland district freight traffic
committee of. the railroad administra
tion to protest against the proposed
increase in treight rates on wool from
the Pacific coast to Atlantic seaboard
points. On the claim that the existing
rates on wool from Portland to Boston
is a violation of section 4 of the inter
state commeroe law, it is proposed to
increase the rate from $1.25 per 100
pounds to $2.39 ' The section of the
law referred to is what is known as
The long and short haul clause."
In 1918 Portland -was the second
largest primary wool market in the
United States, second only to Boston.
During1 that year wool storage here
amounted to 18.000,000 pounds. The
freight rate from Portland to Boston
was based upon water competition with
the railroads, which the railroad ad
ministration contends does not now
exist, holding that potential water
service does not justify maintaining the
existing rate. The wool men contend
that the industries and markets have
been established under the existing
rates, and that the absence of carriers
iue to wartime conditions should not
be utilized by the railroads to abolish
the old rates.
Time for Adjustment Asked.
The plea of the wool growers and
shippers yesterday before the freight
traffic committee was that time be al
lowed to enable the industry to read
just itself, even if the change in rates
is to be ordered effective at a future
date. The peak rate of $2.39 occurs
on the Union Pacific system near the
"Wyoming line, and at corresponding
points on the other transcontinental
railroads. As the railroad administra
tion holds this rate is as low as it
should be, the proposition under con
sideration was to increase rates to that
level from coast points, thereby mak
ing the long haul rate correspond to
the shont haul rate, with which the
coast rate is in conflict.
It is the contention of the wool men
that the change in rates should not be
made effective in less than 24 months,
and that to do so at an earlier time
would seriously hamper established
woolen mill industries, as well as make
Jt difficult to warehouse and properly 1
handle the wool clip of the great pro
ducing region west of the Rocky moun- !
tains. "Woolen mills have been founded I
in the Pacific northwest upon the
basis of Portland as a primary market.
affording opportunity for selecting;
their stock from the high quality prod- ,
nets of tributary producing territory.
To deprive them of this market, it is
said, would place a serious handicap on
Stan field Suggests Ships.
Montie B. Gwinn of Boise appeared
as representative of the Idaho Wool
growers' association; Jay Dobbins and
Kred C. Faulkner for the Wallowa
county woolgrowers; J. G. Adrian, as
sisted by P. J. Gallagher, on behalf of
the Malheur county woolgrowers; P. J.
Mahoney. manager of the Columbia
Basin Wood Warehouse company, and
Jake Creath of the Portland Wool
Warehouse company, for the ware
house men, and R N. Stanfield for the
Umatilla county woolgrowers.
Whatever action is taken by the
Portland district freight traffic com
mittee will be submitted to the of
ficials of the railroad administration
through the regular channels and will
not be announced here.
"It looks like there is only one thing
for Portland to do -to protect its posi
t ion as a wool market." said R. N.
Stanfield last night, "and that is to
get seagoing vessels running between
this port and the Atlantic coast ports.
The railroad administration does not
recognize potential competition of
water lines, and the establishment of
a line of ships in regular service would
make the actual competition that in
sures maintaining the advantages of
transcontinental rates to enable this
market to continue the position it has
gained. If the higher rate is established
it will compel warehousing wool at
points in the interior, where it can be
assembled for forwarding to the east
ern market. That would take a great
deal of time and involve heavy ex
pense. It would destroy the wool
market of Portland and put a serious
handicap on all woolen industries of
HI TH CHATTKHTO.V, IX "THE HGRRIE MONTH OP MAY."
It is rather unusual to introduce music in a modern comedy, but this
happens to be the case in "The Merrie Month of May," in which Henry Miller
presents Ruth Chatterton at the Heilig theater tonight for the remainder of
the week. The entire act and incidental music have been composed especially
for the play, and the composer of one of the numbers is Miss Chatterton. The
music has been arranged by Guillermo Posadas, formerly director of the Banda
de Kurales of the City of Mexico. He is the composer of many of the numbers,
which are Mexican in character. Several of the important characters In "The
Merrie Month of May" are from Arizona, although the scenes are laid at the
present day in Washington, D. C. Although but one scene is shown in the
course of the three acts of the play, it is the most costly that Mr. Miller has
ever produced. The ecene shows the drawing-room in the old-fashioned
Washington home of Senator Baldwin in Washington.
THIEVES BETUI FOR LOOT
BrRGLARS INTERRUPTED LOCK
INTRUDER IX CLOSET.
Prisoner Escapes; but Armed Pair
Come Back, True to Promise,
and Clean Out House.
"We'll be back again," said a pair of
burglars yesterday morning as they
relieved George Donnerburg of his
watch and cash and left him locked in
an attic. True to their promise, the
robbers returned in the afternoon
while no one was at home, and rifled
the house from top to bottom, not even
overlooking collars aTrd ties in a bu
The house of George M. Harris at
1015 Beakey avenue has been Occu
pied for four months only by his son.
Andrew Harris, 16, who is employed at
the Standifer shipyard in Vancouver.
Yesterday morning Andrew's uncle,
George Donnerburg, went to the house
after Andrew had gone to work, to get
some laundry which was to have been
left for him there. He opened the
front door with his pass key and. was
mmediately confronted by a pair of
daylight burglars, who shoved a re
volver against his solar plexus and re
lieved him of his watch and what
money they found in his clothes. The
burglars then locked hin in a linen
closet. Later they mercifully led him
the attic, which was more roomy,
and locked him in there. They then
made their taunting promise to re
turn, and departed-
Mr. Donnerburg made bis escape
from the attic by climbing out upon
the roof of the porch and sliding down
post. Two motorcycle patrolmen
who responded to his call searched the
house and found nothing missing. The
policemen boarded up a rear window
which offered a means of access to the
When young Andrew Harris came
home from work last night he found a
pile of loose boards lying under the
rear window, which was open. The
interior of the house looked like a
bolshevik clubroom. Kvidently not an
irticle of value had been overlooked
y the prowlers.
low pre-war standard, of about 2,000,
000 adults. During the summer months,
when a great deal of time can be spent
in the open air, the worst consequences
of overcrowding are not apparent, but
the crisis may be expected about next
In the judgment of those whose bus!
ness it is to face the problem in all
aspects, one of the most alarming pos
sibilities is the outbreak, in epidemic
form, of diseases of the worst kind.
The war cabinet is now considering a
plan which, it is estimated, would serve
at the beginning to house aoout 100,
000 of those who need homes most urgently.
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WAR'S HANDICAP REMOVED
BUILDING OF DAM FOUGHT
Injunction Asked by Landowners
Xear Klamath Lake.
An injunction suit to restrain the
Cal:fornia-Ores:on Power company
from constructing a dam at the head
of Link river to maintain the flood
water stae of upper Klamath lake
was filed in federal court yesterday
in behalf of land owners in the vicinity
of the lake. It is alleged riparian
rights of property owners are being
violated throuKh construction of the
dam already under way without due
process of law. -
Under the terms of a contract -entered
into between the power company and
tne department of the interior, the
complaint alleges, the company was
autnorizen to Duild a dam to regulate
waters 01 me lake alter arranging
with land owners for protection of
water rights. This clause of the con
tract is expected to be the basis of the
the construction of a temporary
criD aam last April, the complaint says,
the company caused 50.(M)0 acres to Yte
flooded and this resulted in protests
that eventually caused the company
to lower the stage of the lak. With
construction of a permanent dam under
way. property owners allege their
ngnis will be interfered with.
MORE FERTILIZER URGED
Expert Tells Linn County Farmers
of Results -of Tests.
ALBANY, Or., Aug. 6. (Special.)
"Prain the wet spots, lime the sour
ones, rotate crops, use manure, and
plant clover and the agricultural Dro
ductivity of Linn county will be in
creased 100 per cent." said Countv
Agent Smith today, after his return
rrom a live days trip to Lyons and
Commercial fertilizer trials in Fox
valley the past year have proved that
fall grains benefit most from fer
tilizer on account of the great majorit
of rains at that time of year. Onlv one
farmer visited by Mr. Smith believes
that his investment In. commercial
Passing the Good Word Along Job of
DisabledsMen Who Are Retraining.
WASHINGTON. Men with a handi
cap are turning into men with a fu
ture. "Find out what Uncle Sam will
do for you" is what one of the men who
lost a leg in France and is finding a
vocation here writes to his fellow
All over the country in colleges,
trade schools and shops disabled men
are learning to be self-reliant, self
supporting men. The heads of the in
stitutions write that the men are mak
ing great progress, and that they enter
into the work with a vigor and eager
ness what is a cheer-O to everyone.
Whether the retrained men are tell
ing the others, or the board is reaching
them iA other ways, they are certainly
getting news of their right to re-education,
as 450 a day are wanting com
mercial, agricultural and trade courses,
and are finding their way into colleges
from California to Maine.
The federal board for vocational ed
ucation at 200 New Jersey avenue is
eager to receive all disabled men for
advice and training.
ARMOUR aQ COMPANY
JAMES F. .FURLONG Jr., Manager
Telephone Broadway 1380
Keep an Armour Shelf in
your pantry or kitchen.
You will find it econom
ical, convenient and a
never-failing first aid to
AHGENTINE BONDS ON SALE1"
I promoting Interests of the government
the pursuits of peace.
LCMBERMRX'S TRUST CO.
Capital to Be Provided for Sanitary
Works and Improving Buenos
Aires' Water Supply.
COLONEL WHITC0MB HOME
Portland Attorney A'isits England,
Belgium and Germany.
Lieutenant-Colonel Walter D. Whit-
comb of the firm of Whitefield, Whit-"
comb & Co., has returned from over
seas after 19 months of service, during
which he advanced from sergeant first
class, with service in every intervening
rank save that of second lieutenant. He
went to France as adjutant of the
finance and supply division of the med
ical department, asd bad juet received
his commission as first lieutenant.
Shortly after arrival in France be was
given command of the outfit.
Mr. Whitcomb failed in his attempt
to enter the aviation branch of the
service, and in June. 1917, joined the
Portland field hospital, later made part
of the sanitary train of the ls9t divi
sion. He was promoted soon after and
three months later received a commis
sion and was called to Washington. In
his capacity as head of the finance and
supply division Mr. Whitcomb visited
England three times and also went into
Germany and Belgium.
ADMIRAL SIMSJS PRAISED
Lord Jellicoe Accords Recognition ot
S1D.NET, Australia. Recognition of
the service rendered by Rear-Admiral
William S. Sims as commander of the
American naval forces in the war zone
was accorded b Lord Jellicoe in
speech he delivered at Adelaide on
visit there recently. He said:
"While we were developing offen
sive measures against the submarine
we were also developing a defensive
or offensive system of convoying shirs.
Admiral Sims, for whom I have the
highest regard and whose assistance
was always valuable, looked upon the
convoy as an offensive system because
if submarines could) be attracted to the
convoy the destroyers had an opportu
nity of dealing with them. At first
we had not sufficient cruisers and de
stroyers for convoys, but the success
of the system was shown almost im
mediately we had."
BULGARIAN PEACE NEAR
Paris Reports Xegotiations Will Con
clude in Eight Bays.
PARIS. Aug. 6. (Havas.) Negotia
tions between the allied powers and
Bulgaria probably will be concluded
within the next eight days, according
to the Echo de Paris.
INDIA SEEKS TRADE HERE
Special Representative Confers With
That India is looking to the Pacific:
ports of the United States for estab
ishment of new trade channels is in
dicated by the visit to Portland of Sir
M. Visvesvaraya, lately chief minister
of Mysore, India. Engaged in a study
of the general business conditions of
the United States, the representative of
the commercial interests of the densely
populated land beyond the Pacific
spent Tuesday and Wednesday here in
conferences with representatives of in
dustries and business houses.
The demands of India for manufac
tured goods hold splendid openings in
the participation of the Pacific ports
in the new" commerce, in the opinion of
HOMES NEEDED IN BRITAIN
Grave Fears Entertained Regarding
(Copyriffht by the New York World. Pub
lished by arraagement)
LONDON. Aug. 6. (Special Cable.)
Grave fears are entertained in re
sponsible quarters as to the housing
situation in this country next winter.
It is estimated by government officials
that by the beginning of winter there
will be an excess of population over
housing accommodation, even at the
NEVADA TOWN IS AFIRE
Hotels and Warehouses Reported
Burned at Winnemucca.
RENO. Nev., Aug. . One entire
block, including the Lafayette and
Martin hotels, the Hoskins warehouse
and other warehouses across the street,
were destroyed in a fire at Winnemucca
All wires were down, but the last in
formation received here stated that the
fire was still burning and that the
Southern Pacific freight and passenger
depots were threatened.
An unusual purchase and offering to
the public is that of the Lumbermen's
Trust company of 15,000 pounds sterling
of 6 per cent treasury gold bonds of
the government of Argentina, due May
15. 1920. This short-term bond is Issued
by the South American government for
the purpose of providing capital for
sanitary works and improving the
water supply of Buenos Aires, the capi
tal city. Sterling and dollar bonds are
interchangeable between London and
New York at the fixed rate of 4.S6
per pouiidr sterling... The bonds are
issued in the denomination of 200
pounds, or $972. Interest is payable
November 15 and May 15, and the price
at which the bonds are' offered is 99.66,
to yield 6.50 per cent.
Continued exports in huge quantities
from the United States to Europe are
forecast in the flotation of additional
foreign loans in this country. Sweden
has floated an issue of 20,000,000 and
Switzerland $30,000,000,' both for the
purpose of buying commodities. Other
European countries will resort to the
same expedient in returning to a peace
time basis of production and living.
Portland bank clearings for last week
totaled 126,393,321, as compared with
$21,687,650 for the corresponding week
of 1918. For Saturday clearings were
$4,431,479, balances $609,753, compared
with $3,193,887 and balances of $380,938
for the corresponding day of last year.
Effective July 1. Morris & Co. put
into effect a profit-sharing plan under
which every employe of the company
was afforded the privilege of becoming
a bondholder of the company by the
Investment of savings on a basis that
assures & return ot not less than 10
per cent. The bonds are issued in
multiples of $50 and sold to the em
ployes at less than par value, those
bought on or before September 1 being
sold at $43.25. After that date the
market price will govern, but employes
will be given the securities at a dis
count of one point below the market.
No limit is placed on the number of
bonds an employe may buy, but the
profit sharing is limited to one-half of
the annual wage paid. The profit
sharing certificates issued make the
holder a participant in the pro rata
earnings of the firm as long as he
remains in its service.
The San Francisco office of Freeman,
Smith & Camp Co. is now located on
the second floor of the First National
Bank building. Though established
only a few months the growth of busi
ness made larger quarters necessary.
Melville Nathan, an experienced bond
man, for a number of years with Mac
Donald & Co., has been added to the
force of the Portland firm, and will be
connected with the force of the San
Francisco office of the company.
Robert Smith, director of sales for
government securitels in the 12th fed
eral reserve district, believes in putting
speed into financing needs of the gov
ernment, demonstrated by the airplane
delivery of securities for Alaska in
time to catch the first boat after the
receipt of the securities at San Fran
cisco. It was a new application of
the idea of do it now," and made a
new record for use of the airplane in
Freeman, Smith & Camp Co. are of
fering investors per cent cumulative
preferred stock of the Quakar Oats com
pany, par value $100 per share, at a
price of $99 and accrued dividend per
share. The company is offering among
a number of new securities the 5Vi per
cent gold bonds of Switzerland, at a
price to yield 6 per cent.
As a result of the shortage of servant
labor, higher rentals and the increasing
cost of all household supplies, a dis
tinctively new tendency has developed
in the building industry which is mani
fested in an unprecedented demand for
large apartment houses of the resi
dential hotel type. - Modern ingenuity
has created this form of construction
to the end that many of the objection
able features and inconveniences of the
individual home are eliminated, says
S. W. Strauss, commenting on the build
The board of directors of the Conti
nental Guaranty corporation on July
21, 1919. declared a dividend for the
quarter ending June 30, 1919, of 2 per
cent on the capital stock of the cor
poration payable August 1, 1919, to
stockholders of record at the close of
business on July 31, 1919. The transfer
books of the corporation will be closed
at 3 o'clock on the afternoon of July
28, 1919, and reopened on the morning
of July 31, 1919.
Until rates of income taxation be
came heavy, most investors did not
concern themselves very much with
the taxable status of a bond provided
It was satisfactory In other respects.
Normally tax rates have been so low
rn this country that investors had very
little advantage in tax-exempt over
taxable bonds. ' Even to the millionaire
a high grade issue yielding 5 per cent
was ordinarily more attractive than a
municipal returning 4.20 per cent.
The two largest classes of tax-exempt
hnnria Are the liberties and municinala.
Aside from these he only other bonds
having important tax-exempt features
are the federal land bank farm loan
and the war finance bonds. By Jacob
H. Schmuckler in the Magazine of
me in the Oregon cases. Men who had
been indicted in the land fraud cases
did report to us on jurors, such as Sen
ator George C Browneil and others, but
they were men who' had been indicted."
Mr. Burns admitted that photographic
copies of letters exhibited were in his
handwriting, out denied that the sub
ject matter was his. "I simply noted
down what Senator Browneil reported
to me," he said. He stated that he never
permitted his employes to tap wires
nor had he resorted to bribes or caused
dictaphones to be placed In halls where
labor meetings were to be held.
Man, Suspected, Is Shot.
TACOMA, Wash., Aug. 6. Frank Eli,
an Italian welder, tonight shot and
perhaps fatally wounded O. D. Miller.
Tacoma groceryman. and when ar
rested said he did it to protect his wife
and children. Eli alleged that Miller
had been paying attentions to his wife.
Miller was removed to a local hos
DETECTIVE jSN0 MYSTERY
W. J. Burns Says Good Man Goes,
Sees, and Reports Fully.
NEW YORK. There is no mystery
about a good detective, William J.
Burns, declared on the witness stand
when the hearing for the revocation of
the license of his detective agency was
continued before William Boardman,
deputy state controller. "A good detec
tive, in my estimation, is a man who
can go out arid se,e things and report
fully what he finds out." declared Mr.
Burns. "I have no patience with the
mystery, gum shoe detective."
In answer to questions by Meier
Stelnbrink, attorney for the petitioner,
Edward W. Edwards, secretary of the
Allied Printing Trades council. Mr.
Burns stated that the agency di dat
times employ what are known as yegg
men to get information, but that their
reports were never credited until they
are checked up by reliable employes of
the agency. He said the agency had
never posed as representing the allied
governments, but that it had served the
Hamburg-American line before America
entered the war.
When questioned about the testimony
of a witness in a hearing a year ago
who stated that reports on jurors and
prospective jurors who would be favor
able to the prosecution in the Oregon
land fraud cases had been made, Mr.
Burns said: 1 never got.the names of
jurors, but. the list of them was before
Breeds Disease Germs
Deadly disease germs breed, thrive, and spread
by the thousands in warm weather.
A serious epidemic spreading throughout your
entire organization could easily start from a
cuspidor, toilet-room, or some dark corner not
Take precautions against this constant, In
visible menace now, and continue to do so all
through the summer.
Prevent a big sick-list. Protect yourself and
your associates from serious contagious illness.
D isixrfe ctant
Lysol Disinfectant at the moment of applica
tion kills all germ life, or prevents its creation.
At the office: Order Lysol Disinfectant used
regularly in cuspidors, toilet -rooms, dark cor
ners, on floors, rugs, and all surfaces.
In the home: Have a solution of Lysol Disin
fectant sprinkled regularly in sinks, drains,
toilets, garbage cans, and wherever flies gather.
A 50c bottle makes five gallons of powerful dis
infectant; a 25c bottle makes two gallons.
For large institutions use Lysol F. & F. Disin
fectant. Remember, there is but one genuine Lysol Dis
infectant made, bottled, signed, and sealed
by Lehn & Fink.
Lysol SJiaving Cream
Contains the necessary properties
of the satiseptie in rsdienu of Lysol
Disinfectant to InU germs on rasor
and shavinr-brusb (where germs
bound) and to guard the tiny cuts
from infection, and give an anti
ssptic shsve. If your dcsler hasn't
it, ask him to order a supply tor you.
Lysol Toilet Soap
25c a Cake
Contains the necessary proportion
of the antiseptic ingredients of Lysol
Disinfectant to protect the akin
from germ infection. It is refresh
ingly soothing snd healing and help-'
ful for improving the skin. Ask
your dealer. If he hasn't it. ask
um te order it for you.
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