Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, September 17, 1919, Page 15, Image 15

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Five Destroyers Present
Big Prune Festival.
AH Is in Readiness for Celebration
and Programme Replete With
Many Features.
VANCOUVER. Wash.. Sept. 16. (Spe
cial.) The 15th division of the Pacific
coast flotilla Is at anchor in Vancouver
middle harbor, four of the destroyers
arriving at 1:30 and the other, the Lea,
at 5 P. M. today. Commander A- W.
Halsey, on the. flagship Yarnell, is In
command of the division, which is the
one which escorted President Wilson
on the steamship George Washington
to Brest on his first trip to France, and
to America on his last return.
The first four torpedo-boat destroy
ers to arrive here today were the 143.
the Yarnell; the Tarbell. 142; the
Wickes, 75, and the Woolsey, 77. The
Lea is 118. and has been operating in
and around the Kiel canal.
Merrill Reed, captain of the Port of
Vancouver: Mayor Percival; Clement
Scott, president of the Vancouver Com
mercial club, and M. S. Cohen of the
Prunarians, met the incoming fleet and
piloted it to anchor just below the
interstate bridge. The officers of the
ships were given a dinner here tonight
and the men will be entertained much
during their week's stay here. Many
will be taken to private homes for
meals and parties.
Personnel Is 640.
Each ship .carries 124 men and four
officers, making about 640 men and
officers with this division. Some of the
officers who have been on duty during
the war have recently been discharged.
The visiting hours of the ships will
be from 10 to 12 and from 1 to 5 o'clock
each day. Launches from the ships
will be used in taking the crowds from
the docks and return.
When the ships first reached the
harbor, the signal was given and whis
tles of the shipyards and all other in
was rung as a welcome to the visitors.
The event for which the fleet has
been emit to Vancouver, through the
kindness of Admiral Rodman, is to as
sist in celebrating the first annual
piune festival, September 18. J9 and 20.
The city is being decorated with
flags, bunting, two rows of fir trees
on all of the business streets, thou
sands of electric lights, and all of the
merchants are putting in attractive
window displaysr There will be some
thing doing from now until the close
of testivities, with a dance Saturday
The programme includes a dance at
Knights of Columbus hut in the post
tonight; the warships open for inspec
tion every day; ball game between the
fats and leans of the Elks for the Sal
vation Army benefit at 3 P. M. Wednes
day afternoon, and a dance Wednesday
night at the Soldiers' and Sailors' club.
Queen Will Arrive Thursday.
Thursday at 5:30 P. M. Queen Fay
and her attendants will arrive on the
steamer Romar. Commodore Reed in
command. She will be met by the Pru
narians in full regalia and escorted to
Hotel St. Elmo, where she will make
her headquarters. At 7:30 o'clock the
queen's coronation parade will be held,
the Prunarians in full uniform, sail
ors from the warships, governors from
Oregon and Washington and mayors of
Vancouver and Portland taking part.
Queen Fay I is to be crowned at 8
o'clock and a dance will be held at the
Knights of Columbus hut at 9 o'clock.
Friday from 10 A. M. to 1 P. M. there
will be a grand exhibition of Clarke
county products in the business store
At 2:30 P. M. there will be the grand
children's parade, for which liberal
prizes have been hung up. This parade
will include decorated baby and doll
buggies, clowns, characters, groups and
anything original that can be thought
The children will be escorted by the
Prunarians and the soldiers and sailors
to Queen Fay, who will award the
prizes. The queen and attendants will
hold a reception at 8:30 P. M. and at 9
o'clock a dance on Fifth street will ba
A reception will be held on the war
ships all day Saturday; there will be
Judging of the exhibitions, parade by
the Prunarians at 7:30 and farewell to
the queen, a concert by two bands and
a dance at 9 o'clock.
SALEM. Or., Sept. 16. (Special.)
Governor Olcott, who arrived home
thin mnrninsr from Portland where
he attended the ceremonies attendant
on the Oregon reception to president
Wilson and party, will return to that
city tomorrow, where he will be one of
the speakers at the meeting honoring
Colonel Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., who Is
touring the Pacific coast in the inter
ests of the American Legion. The
American Legion is fast taking shape
on the Pacific coast and already thou
sands of young men who served in the
United States forces from this section
have enrolled in the organization.
George Putnam, who recently pur
chased the Daily' Capital Journal of
this city, was the guest of honor at a
luncheon served at the Marion hotel.
Local newspaper men were sponsors
for the luncheon. Mr. Putnam formerly!
conducted the Mail-Tribune at Medford
and prior to locating at that city was
connected with a Portland newspaper.
The luncheon was one of the most de
lightful affairs held in newper cir
cles here for several years.
Fred Williams, member ov the Ore
gon public service commission, has
gone to Portland on his way to Hepp
ner, Arlington and other eastern Ore
gon cities, where he will conduct hear
ings with regard to applications for
road crossings and other public im
provements. Justices A. S. Bennett and Thomas A.
McBride. who passed Monday at Port
land welcoming President Wilson, re
turned this morning in time to be pres
ent at the hour of handing down the
usual grist of weekly opinions.
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Ferguson of Hood
River called at the capitol today and
passed a few minutes chatting with
Sam Kozer, assistant secretary of the
state. While here they established their
daughter in Willamette university,
where she will attend school during the
A. C. Barber, state insurance commis
sioner, will leave here tonight for Port
land, where he will attend the annual
conference of Pacific coast fire chiefs.
Mr. Barber is much interested in fire
prevention, and has had a number of
his deputies investigating conditions
in different parts of the state during
the past few weeks. Conditions in these
towns have been improved in ltne with
the recommendations of the fire mar
shal's department.
Mrs. C. L. Kurth, record clerk in the
office of the state insurance commis
sioner, has gone to Portland in response
to a telegram announcing the serious
illness of her mother. She is not ex
pected to return before late in the
Porter J. Neff and R. Moran of Med
ford were visitors at the capitol. They
called upon State Engineer Percy Cup
per to discuss a number of matters in
connection with the development of the
properties of the Rogue River Canal
Claud Wassom and Luther Seybold of
Harrlsburg have made application at
the offices of the state engineer for
water in connection with irrigating
their properties. They were in Salem
several hours and called upon a num
ber of state officials.
George Putnam, editor and publisher
of the Capital Journal here, and one
or Oregon's most prominent democrats,
was the Salem newspaper man who
passed Monday in Portland attending
President Wilson's speech. He also
was a guest of C. S. Jackson at the
noon banquet.
W. A. Dalziel. deputy state sealer of
weights and measures, -returned from
Portland, where he attended the Wil
son reception. He also conferred with
several oil company heads, and as
certained that large shipments of gaso
line are now en route to Portland, and
that the present fuel famine probably
w.ill be relieved within the next few
G. G. Brown, clerk of the state land
board, who left here about two weeks
ago for Philadelphia, where he attend
ed the triennial conclave of the
Knights Templar of the United States,
arrived m New York yesterday, accord
ing to a telegram received at the capi
tol. He expects to reach Salem on his
return about September 21. Mr. Brown
is grand commander of the Knights
Templar of Oregon.
Frank Houghton, manager of the
Defendants Said to Have Profited
$150,000 by TTse of Dummy
Homestead Locators.
SAII FRANCISCO, Sept. 16. Pleas of
guilty to government indictments
charging them with defrauding through
the mails in furtherance of an alleged
illicit scheme to place homesteaders on
160-acre tracts of land along the South
ern Pacific railroad right-of-way in
Oregon were entered in the United
States district court here yesterday by
S. A. D. Puter and his son, W. S. Puter,
of Berkeley, Cal.
The trial of the Puters and six other
defendants was to have started yester
day, but was put over until Friday to
enable Puter's other son, H. D. Puter,
who is also a defendant, to reach here
from New York. Among the defendants
are W. L. Murray, New York; J. L. Van
Wormer, Los Angeles; A. L. Baker,
Fresno, and Franklin P. Bull, San
The government contended that
through the use of dummy locators and
ther methods the defendants in this
ino similar cases tried here and in
Oregon perpetrated frauds to the ex
tent of $150,000.
Northwestern Mutual Fire association
of Seattle, formerly deputy insurance
commissioner of the state of Washing
ton, and well known in Portland and
other Oregon cities, was here con
ferring with State Insurance Commis
sioner A. C. Barber and other officials.
George W. Stokes and George W.
Allen, deputies of the office of the
state fire marshal, left for Portland
last night to attend the annual con
vention of Pacific coast fire chiefs.
They recently spent two weeks at Kla
math Falls investigating fire condi
tions at the invitation of . the mayor of
that city. On the way home they
passed a few hours at Eugene con
ferring with the city council and fire
committee with reference to the pur-
1 chase of additional fire-fighting ap
Herbert Nunn, state highway en
gineer, who has been Inspecting road
work in Klamath county, is expected
home Thursday or Friday.
Carl D. Shoemaker, state game and
fish warden, was a visitor in Salem
conferring with Attorney - General
Brown regarding game laws enacted at
the last session of the state legislature.
Leland Brown, son of Attorney-Gen
eral Brown, who has been in southern
and eastern Oregon investigating mat
ters in connection with the Pacific
livestock litigation, has resumed his
duties in his father's office.
H. H. Corey of the Oregon public
service commission, left last night for
The Dalles to hold a hearing with
reference to the establishment of a
gade crossing over the tracks of the
O.-W. R. & N. railroad. Tomorrow he
will hold similar hearings at Heppner
and Arlington. Friday Mr. Corey is
scheduled to conduct a hearing at
A forestry exhibit devoted principal
ly to grazing will be Installed at the
Washington state fair by Grazing Ex
aminer Peterson and A. G. Johnson of
the educational department of the for
estry service. The exhibit later will
be brought to Oregon for display at
the state fair here next week.
A. L. Lindbeck, Salem representative
for a Portland newspaper, has pur
chased 'a farm near this city. He ex
pects to till the soil In addition to
keeping his paper informed as to the
news events at the capitoL
Will H. Bennett, state banking super
intendent, wife and infant son are at
Pendleton, attending the annual Round
Up. They will reurn to Salem about
September 22.
Sergeant Harry Hoxie, formerly
cashier in the state insurance depart
ment, has arrived in New York from
overseas. He expects to reach Salem
within the next two weeks and will
resume his duties In the state insur
ance department.
E. B. Osborne of Portland, who re
cently returned from France, will re
sume his duties as deputy' state vet
erinarian about October 1. Dr. Julius
Sorensen of Portland, who succeeded
Mr. Osborne, will return to private
Ruth Rosebraugh, who has been em
ployed as clerk in the state highway
department for some time, has resigned
and will leave soon for Corvallis to
enter the Oregon Agricultural college.
She has been succeeded by Miss Aldine
Hillpot. of this city.
Repreentati ve Herbert Gordon of
Portland came to the capital today to
attend the meeting of the state emer
gency board. He was chairman of the
ways and means committee of the
house during the last legislature.
Seymour Jones, speaker of the house
during the last legislature, was among
those who attended the meeting of the
state emergency board.
W. T. Vinton, president of the sen
ate and a- prominent rancher of Yam
hill county, was a visitor at the capitol.
He is a member of the state emer
gency board, and resides near Mc
Minn vllle.
C. E. Spence. master of the state
grange, also attended the meeting of
the state emergency board. He also
had a chat with Governor Olcott and
other state officials.
Dr. W. J. Kerri president of the
Oregon agricultural college, passed
the day In Salem coferrlng with state
officials and attending a meeting of
the state emergency board. Mr. Kerr
believes the total enrollment of the
Institution will exceed 2800.
IB 9"
German Field Piece Is City's
Liberty Loan Trophy.
'Watch Teeth Whiten
When You Remove the Film
All Statements Approved by High Dental Authorities
Cannon, Property of People, May
Ultimately Be Placed in Park;
History of Capture Sought.
The captured German cannon won by
the city of Portland for making the
largest percentage of over-subscription
to the fifth liberty loan among class
A cities in the twelfth federal district
arrived In Portland yesterday from
Washington. D. C.
The field piece, a 72 mm. gun. about
3-inch, bore a tag addressed to Robert
E. Smith, director of all war loan or
ganizations in this district. Mr. Smith
said last night that he would turn the
souvenir over to Edward Cookingham.
liberty loan chairman for this state.
It ultimately may be placed in one
of the city parks.
Gun Capturrd at Front.
The big gun was one of thoe cap
tured by the boys of the northwest on
the western front. Mr. Smith has tele
graphed for details of its history.
"The gun belongs to the people of
Portland because their generous sub
scriptions won it." declared Mr. Cook
ingham last night. He said that the
question of where it should be placed
would be decided upon after a con
ference with the mayor and-others in
terested. In winning the war trophy, Portland
competed with the class A cities of
Tacoma, Seattle. San Francisco. Oak
land and Los Angeles and exceeded
her quota by 7 per cent.
Spokane Alao Gets Cannon.
The cannon offered for the winner
among the class B cities was taken by
Spokane. Oregon also won the can
non offered for the state making the
best showing, but since the rules were
that no state could take two prizes the
cannon In this Instance was awarded to
the northern California district.
The twelfth district comprises the
state of Oregon, Washington, Idaho,
Montana, Arizona. Alaska. Utah. Cal
ifornia, besides Islands in the Pacific
A Ten-Day Tube of
Pepsodent to show
you its effects. Send
the coupon for it.
Civil and World War Veterans Hold
Great Rally in Grove.
YAKIMA. Wash., Sept. 16. All vet
erans of wars are apparently taking
in the state fair today, as the grounds
are swarming with men wearing the
uniform of the civil war, blue and
gra,y, or the khaki of the world war.
This noon the soldiers of the past and
present held a . great rally in the
grove, at which Guy O. Shumate. Spanish-American
war veteran, spoke.
Indications are that all fair attend
once recordsVill be. broken this week.
There were 8064 peonie on the grounds
yesterday, according to the report of
Auditor R. N. Fuller, as compared with
6642 a year ago. Receipt were over
$2000 more than for any previous
opening day. Tomorrow will be Yaki
ma and Spokane day.
Laundry Owners to Convene.
SEATTLE, Wash.. Sept. 14. The 17th
annual convention of the Oregon. Wash-
A "W.
This is to urge a. ten-day test of a tooth paste which
combats the film.
High authorities have proved it. Five years of tests
have placed it beyond question. Leading dentists every
where are urging its adoption.
Compare the results with your old methods, and let your
own teeth decide.
Film Destroys Teeth
That slimy film which you feel on your teeth causes
most tooth troubles. Every modern dentist knows that.
Dental science, for many years, has sought a way to end it.
That film is what discolors, not the teeth. It is the basis
of tartar. It holds food substance which ferments and
forms acid. It holds the acid in contact with the teeth to
cause decay.
Millions of germs breed in it. They, with tartar, are
the chief cause of pyorrhea. So the major object in clean
ing teeth is to keep them free from film.
Old-time methods fail to do that. Teeth still discolor,
still decay, as millions of people know. The reason is that
brushing does not end the film.
The film is clinging'. It gets between the teeth, enters
crevices and stays. Day and night, month after month, it
is a potential source of danger.
Now a Way to End It
Science now has found a way to end it. Five years of
tests have proved this. The way is now embodied in a
dentifrice called Pepsodent. And we urge you to see
what it does.
JPcpsodent is based on pepsin, the digestant of albumin.
The film is albuminous matter. The object of Pepsodent
is to dissolve it, then to constantly combat it.
Look in 10 Days
See how clean the teeth look
how they glisten. Then you will
know what film removal means.
But pepsin must be activated, and the usual method is
an acid harmful to the teeth. So pepsin long seemed
barred. But science has now found a harmless activating
method. It is made use of in Pepsodent.
Now millions of teeth are daily cleaned as they never
were before. Try the method ten days on yours.
Send this coupon for a 10-Day Tube. Use like any
tooth paste. Note how dean your teeth feel after using.
Mark the absence of the slimy film. See how the teeth
whiten as the fixed film disappears.
Watch the results for a few days. Read in our book
how they come about. Then decide for yourself what
tooth paste you and yours should use.
Cut out the coupon now.
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tswmnmamm PAT. OFF. ft
The New-Day Dentifrice
A Scientific Product- Sold by Druggist Everywhere.
Ten -Day Tube Free
Ept SN333. 1104 S Wibuh av..ChIrf. III.
dent to
10-Day Tube of Pepso-
Ington & British Columbia Laundry
Owners' association will open here to
morrow. President Otto Wright of the
national association of Chicago, will
address one of the sessions.
Silos to Be Rullt.
STAN FI ELD, Or., Sept. 16. (Special.)
The material for four new silos has
arrived and work of erecting them will
commence at once. Those whom the
Hilos are for are Messrs. K. A. Baker.
Nick Johnson. Louie Allebury and Zoe
Houser. They are among Stanfleld'a
most prosperous stockmen and make a
specialty of thoroughbred cattle.
Cholialls Plans Lighting System.
CHEHAL1S. Wash.. Sept. 16. (Spe
cial.) An extensive lighting system
for Chehalis has been assured for the
business center. The committee of the
Citizens' club some weeks ago. made
its report to the city commission which
has authorized City Attorney Dona
hoe to prepare the necessary ordinance
The committee included D. W. NobU
C. O. Gingrich and A. E. Judd. It is
planned to put in concrete or steel
standards at intervals of 75 feet along
the main streets.
EXTRA! Orpheum show tonight.
KXTI5A! Orpheum show tonight.
Streetcar Workers Accept Offer, of
Increased Wages.
PUEBLO, Sept. 16. The threatened
street-oar strike in Pueblo was averted
this morning, after an all-night session.
The employes of the company voted
to accept the offer of the company for
half of the 25 per cent wage increase
now and the other half November 10,
when the city ordinance granting the
company the privilege of charging 6
cent car fare in Pueblo becomes
Failure to Comply With Collection
Provisions, Agent Says, Costs
Government Big Sum.
SEATTLE, Wash., Sept. 16. (Spe
cial.) Declaring that many dealers
were evading the federal statute re
quiring the collection of a luxury tax
on soda fountain sales of Ice cream and
soft drinks, William T. Beeks, deputy
collector of internal revenue, an
nounced that drastic action is con
templated to bring the offenders to
"We have been conducting a rigid in
vestigation," he continued, "which
shows that thousands of dollars have
been lost by the government in certain
establishments where ice cream and
soft drinks are sold. Failure to col
lect the legal fax of 1 cent on each 10
cents or fraction thereof on each pur
chase is due in many cases to the
negligence of clerks. These clerks,
however, cannot pass on the responsi
bility to their employers, but are
themselves liable to punishment for
willful evasion of the law."
Figures from manufacturers of Ice
cream, showing the quantities sold to
retailers for a given period had been
obtained, Mr. Beeks explained, and
checked up with the amount of luxury
taxes collected by the retailers. In
numerous cases discrepancies have
been discovered.
denly last Monday afternoon at Moun
tain View sanitarium here.
Mr. and Mrs. Holland had been here
about a month visiting their son, when
Mrs. Holland suffered a nervous break
down and was sent to the sanitarium
for rest and quiet. The end came sud
denly from an apoplectic stroke.
The deceased was born in Marine
City, Mich., 68 years ago and made her
home in Saginaw for over 40 years. Be
sides her son in Portland, she is sur
vived by two other children, a daugh
ter. Luella Holland Stevens of Lowell.
Mass., and a son, Luther B. Holland
of Saginaw, Mich.
Funeral services will probably be
held in Portland, although definite no
tice of arrangements has not been given
as yet.
Hood River Newlyvteds Home.
HOOP RIVER, Or., Sept. 16. (Spe
cial.) Henry W. Blagg, son of Mr. and
Mrs. F. H. Blagg and graduate of the
Oregon Agricultural college, and his
bride, formerly Miss Violet Finster of
San Francisco, have arrived here to
make their home. The wedding took
place last Thursday at the home of the
bride's parents. Mr. and Mrs. Theodore
Finster, In San Francisco.
For free trial. Royal electric cleaner.
Phone Bdwy. 1696. Stubbs Electric Co.
EXTRA! Orpheum show tonight. Adv.
EXTRA! Orpheum show tonight. Adv.
EXTRA! Orpheum, show tonight Adv.
American Tobacco Company Will
Make Turkish Cigarettes.
(Copyright by the New York World. Pub
lished by arrangement.)
LONDON, Sept. 9. (Special Cable.)
Another American invasion of Lon
don is in progress.
The Tobacco Products corporation of
America is building a factory at Brix
ton which It is expected will open next
month to make Turkish cigarettes. Six
machines are ready to be installed.
This factory will be able to turn out
1.200,000 cigarettes a day.
The corporation has no intention of
competing for a big British trade but
will restrict itself to the manufacture
of high class goods.
Apoplexy Ends Life of Michigan
Woman Visiting Portland.
Mrs. Helen C. Holland, wife of Luther
Holland of Saginaw, Mich., and mother
of H. H. Holland of Portland, died sud-
Rain Improves Range.
PRINEVILLE. Or., Sept. 16. (Spe
cial.) The . condition of the range is
Improving wonderfully since the recent
showers during the past two week
Warm weather is rapidly promoting the
growth of the grass, which- will serve
as pasturage for several weeks yet.
Stockmen are optimistic concerning the
outlook, wnich will greatly aid in con
servation of hay.
1710 Enroll in Eugene Schools.
EUGENE, Or., Sept. 16. (Special.)
The total enrollment in the Eugene
public schools yesterday, which was the
openlne day, was 1710.
Try It! Make this lemon lotion
to whiten your tanned op
freckled skin.
Squeeze the juice of two lemons into
a bottle containing three ounces of
Orchard White, shake well, and you
have a quarter pint of the best freckle,
sunburn and tan lotion, and complexion
whitener, at very, very small cost.
Your grocer has the lemons and any
drug store or toilet counter will sup
pi" three ounces of Orchard White for a
few cents. Massage this sweetly fra
grant lotion into the face, neck, arms
and hands and see how quickly the
freckles, sunburn, windburn and tan
disappear and how clear, soft and
white the skin becomes. Yes! It is
harmless. Adv.
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