Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, October 24, 1919, Page 14, Image 14

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Inheritance and Death-Bed
Wish Also Involved.
Edwurd Butler Charges Relations
With Wife Were Cordial With
Divorce to Be Temporary.
In one of the most remarkable affi
davits in the files of the circuit court,
Edward Butler seeks to support a
motion made yesterday for the re
opening of the divorce suit maintained
by his wife last spring and the set
ting aside of the decree awarded her
at that time.
To gratify the deathbed wish of her
mother and in obedience to the w ill
of her father, who threatened o cut
her off in his will without a penny,
Mrs. Alodia Bjtler obtained a fii
vorce from Edward Butler April 24,
191P, declarer the husband.
This was w-'th the collusion of But
ler, he admits, saying that while he
objected to such procedure, still he
told her that if she was determined
to drag the matter into court t'he
could do so. But through the entire
proceedings the relations of husband
and wife were cordial and Bu-ler made
daily visits to see her and their two
children, Edward, 7, arid Anna, 3.
There existed an agreement, insists
Butler, that the separation by divorce
would only be a matter of a few
months; that her father, a man of
"wealth, would make substantial pro
Vision, for her in his will, and then
fjhe would be able to win his consent
lo remarrying Butler.
The alleged agreement was not car
ried out, as Mrs. Butler took the chil
dren and went to Canada directly
Ifter the divorce, and within six
Keeks, in violation of Oregon law,
married a Canadian soldier, charges
Butler, who now asks that the suit
be reopened so that he can present
his side of the controversy. He is
represented by Attorneys Joseph,
Haney & Littlef ield. He is a struc
tural ironworker, 36 years old, and
was married in Vancouver, June 3,
Because her husband "refused to
show her the common courtesy and
consideration due a lady," Sadie B.
Blosick seeks a divorce in. tte circuit
court from Thomas J. Blosick. Their
"incompatibility of temperament" has
grown to such a degree that the wife
says she has become "utterly exas
perated" and can live no longer with
her husband.
Recently he said he was going to
leave her, and he took-up lodging in
a cheap hotel, she asserts. Not
pleased with his accommodations, he
returned home October 18, drove her
from the house and took posession,
leaving her to find another home,
charges Mrs. Blosick.
The receipt of the following letter
from England from her husband led
Myrtle E. Bird to file suit for di
vorce from Frank S. Bird yesterday:
"Dear 'Bobbie:' Just a few lines
to say goodbye. I am not returning
to the United States and I am also
leaving here. I am broke now and
therefore not worth anything to you,
so just forget me altogether and get
someone who you can get to take care
of you. Your husband, Frank."
"His love for whisky was greater
than his duty to his family" is the
remark of Fannie Geer in her answer
and cross-complaint to the divorce
action of William Allen Geer, filed
A divorce action was filed yester
day by Henri Garant against Anna
Kittitas County Land Escheats
to State for School Fund.
ELLENSBURG, Wash., Oct. 23.
(Special.) Escheatment to the state
of property held by Thomas Plesha,
an alien, a native of Austaria, for the
benefit of the common school fund,
was ordered today by Judge John B.
Davidson in the superior court, after
Plesha had failed to appear in answer
to a complaint filed through Prose
cuting Attorney Arthur McGuire by
Attorney-General Thompson.
A constitutional provision pro
hibits aliens who have not filed dec
laration of intention to- become citi
zens from holding property only val
uable for agricultural or mining pur
poses. Plesha and his wife have been
residents of this country for some
years, but have never signified their
intention of becoming citizens. Both
were recently sentenced to pay big
lines for Ulegil possession of in
Three Little Kalama Men Pay More
Than $500 Total of Fines.
KELSO, Wash., Oct. 23. (Special.)
Arthur and Bert Chisholm, whose
illicit still on the Little Kalama was
raided by the county and federal of
ficers several weeks ago. pleaded
guilty in the federal court in Tacoma
to a charge of moonshining. After
the Chisholms pleaded guilty Lou
Eddy, the third man. was discharged
The two men were fined $100 each
and costs. All three men were fined
$100. in justice court at Kalama, so
that their total fines were more, than
$500. Sheriff John Hoggatt and
Deputy Sheriff John Taylor took the
men to Tacoma for the trial.
Major Wappenstein Arrives at San
Francisco From Siberia.
ABERDEEN, Wash., Oct. 23. (Spe
cial.) Major William Wappenstein.
son of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Wappen
stein of Seattle, and grandson of
Samuel Benn, founder of Aberdeen,
was among the officers who arrived
at San Francisco last week on the
transport Logan from Siberia.
Young Wappenstein had not fin
ished his college work at Pullman
when the war broke out. He was ad
mitted to the training camp at San
Francisco and emerged with a lieu
tenancy. During his service in Si
beria he was promoted to captain
and then to major.
Child Offered as Evidence of Care
Given by Its Father.
A bright-eyed Italian lad. aged Vi
years, stood, shoulders twisted with
embarrassment, on a table in the
courtroom in front of Presiding
Judge Gatens yesterday. He was
"Exhibit A."
"The child looks well-dressed, the
father appears to love the boy. and
I cannot see my way clear to allow
the money whe asks for on this mo
tion, particularly in view of the fact
that she is now employed as a cook
for four bachelors," ruled Judge
Gatens. after looking over the visible
Mrs. A. Leconte had applied for 150
suit money. $50 alimony during pen
dency of her action, and $250 attor
ney's fee. She said the boy's father,
Dominico Leconte, a fruit vendor, was
earning $150 a month, but that he
was not taking proper care of their
son, whose custody he, had assumed.
She was willing to take care of the
boy but desired the father to con
tribute to their support during the
divorce action she had filed.
Attorney Morris A. Goldstein, rep
resenting the father, brought the boy
into court as best evidence that there
was no mistreatment of the lad and
that the father was competent to have
his custody. Judge Gatens refused
to allow Mrs: Leconte suit money or
alimony, but allowed $50 of the $250
asked as attorney's fee.
$1,700,000 IX ROAD BOXBS
Master of State Grange Is Circulat
ing Petiiions Also for Bridge
at Oregon City.
OREGON' CITY, Or., Oct. 23. (Spe
cial.) Revision of the alternate plan
fathered by Charles K. Spence, mas
ter of the State Grange, to raise
money by a direct tax for the per-
anent improvement of county roads
has been made, it was learned today.
and three propositions will be eub-
ir.itted to the people at a special elec
tion, providing Mr. Spence obtains
sufficient signatures to his petitions
n time to compel submission at ttin
ame time as the bond election, which
will probably be in November.
The bonding plan provides for the
suance of. $1,700,000 for the hard
surfacing of 145 miles of road along
routes designated, the grading and
base for the pavement to be done at
he cost of the respective districts, 10
n number, through which the roads
are to run.
It was originally planned that a
five-mill tax would be proposed, ex
tending over a period of 10 years,
commonly known as the "pay as you
go" system, but as the proponents
Jug deeper into the scheme, they de-
ermined tnat the amount would not
te sufficient and now propose a tax
cf 7 mills, which will raise in 10 years
about $2,000,000, cr approximately
$lon,ooo a year.
The proposed new bridge across the
Willamette river, connecting Oregon
City and West Linn, is cared for under
he Spence plan by a separate bond
ssue of $150, 000. and is divorced from
tho millage idea altcgether, while un
der the bonding plan $105,000 is set
aside for the bridge.
Proprietor of Rifled Store Fails to
Identify Four Suspects Taken
to Headquarters.
The search for the three men who
held up and rubbed the M. L. Smith
jewelry store, 193 Broadway, Wednes
day morning, and made their escape
pursued by a fusillade of bullets from
the revolver of Mr. Smith, was con
tinued all day yesterday without re
No arrests were made in connec
tion with the case, although the en
tire police force was on the qui vive
for the men. Four suspects who were
taken to detective headquarters on
Wednesday night, were released when
Mr. Smith failed to identify them as
the men who had held him up.
Police still hold to the belief that
the men are in the city and are lying
low until the search for them may
relax. In case, as Mr. Smith thinks
probable, there is a woman connected
with the case police say it would be
easy for her to keep the men secreted
in some lodging house or residence
for several days.
Police officers express belief that
yeggs are concentrating upon Port
land in retaliation for the recent cap
ture by the department of George
Welch, charged with blowing the safe
at Asotin, Wash.
Teams of Southwest Washington
Division to Meet November 14.
CHEHALIS. Wash., Oct. 23. (Spe
cial.) November 14 the high school
debating teams will begin tlreir con
tests in this section. Manager R. E.
Cook of the southwest division has
ssued the following schedule for the
Napavine affirmative, Boistfort
negative; Chehalis affirmative, Cen
tralia negative: Raymond affirmative,
Ilwaco negative; Winioek affirmative1,
Oakville negative; Yacolt affirma
tive, Itidgefield negative.
The last-named town in each case
will be the scene of the debate.
"Resolved, That the immigration of
foreign laborers into the United
States should be prohibited for at
least eight years." is the subject. It
is expected the affirmative side will
prove the more popular one and for
this reason the visiting teams are
given the preference.
All Linn County Mills Busy.
ALBANY, Or., Oct. 23. (Special.)
Sawmills in all sections of Linn
county are very busy now and a large
quantity of lumber and ties are being
shipped from many railroad points
in the county. An especially large
number of small mills are operating
in the vicinity of Lebanon and
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Public Here Pays $97,876 for
Supplies in 19 Days.
Major Tingley Announces Prompt
Requisitions Will Be Made for
Stock; Quarters Are Busy.
Portland's army store, located at
Fourth. Fifth and Pine streets, in the
old Marshall-Wells building, ranks
fifth to date in the amount of busi
ness done by tho 24 army retail stores
throughout the United States, accord
ing to figures received by Major
Frank P. Tingley, deputy zone sup
ply officer, from the office of the
The report shows total sales
through all the 24 stores in the coun
try, between the time of opening the
stores on September 25 until the date
of the report, which is October 13, to
have aggregated $1,671. 380. 63. This
report covers both sales made over
the counters and through mail orders,
but does not in every instance cover
sales to October 13. Total sales
through all the stores on October 13
alone amounted to $209,985.14, it is
Portland Ahead of Chicago.
Sales of the Portland store during
that period aggregated $97,876.07.
New York led with sales totaling
$314,669.85. Other leading stores were:
Boston, second, $241,413.87; Atlanta,
third. $129,516.98; Columbus, fourth,
$99,934 24.
Portland's showing is considered
phenomenal, in view of the fact that
supplies were slow in being received.
Sales here surpassed those in Chi
cago, while the other government
stores in the west all came far from
making the showing of the Portland
store. The Denver store reported
$17,080.79 in sales; Los Angeles' sales
totaled $17,939.44; San Francisco, $48,
593.67; and Seattle $17,098.86.
Store Open Indef inltely.
"It is particularly asked that Port
land people bear in mind that the
only store being operated by the war
department in this city is located at
Fourth, Fifth and Pine streets," said
Major Tingley. "This is the only
store in Portland that sells supplies
direct from the government to the
consumer. The store opens every
day at 9 A. M. and closes at 5 P. M.
It will be located in this city in
definitely, the life of the store de
pending upon the continued patron
age of the people in 'purchasing food
and other supplies.
"Additional stock is arriving daily,
and telegraphic requisitions have been
made for replenishments of such
articles the stock of which is run
ning low. Certain commodities may
run out from time to time, but the
public may rest assured that requi
sitions for these particular supplies
will be sent forward immediately."
Planking at Government Slide to
Be Removed in Spring.
STEVENSON, Wash.. Oct. 23. (Spe
cial.) Government slide, as familiar
ly known, which is a part of the North
Bank highway. Just east of Cascades
and five miles west of Stevenson, is
now being planked for the winter. It
Is expected to have the work complet
ed within a week.
This work is being done by the
state highway department and will
enable travelers to use this part of
the road during the winter which oth
erwise could not be traveled. The sec
tion will be improved by contract in
the early spring when the planks will
then be taken up and used for bridge
decking throughout the county in re
pair of wooden bridges.
Sawdust in River Causes Fine.
KELSO, Wash., Oct. 23. (Special.)
C. A. Taylor, as president of the
C. A. Taylor Lumber company, was
fined $25 and costs by Judge William
T. Darch Tuesday, for permitting
sawdust from the company's burner
to fall into the Cowlitz river and
pollute the waters for the fish. The
company had already arranged to
handle the sawdust so as to prevent
it sliding into the river.
Memorial to Honor War Hero.
SOUTH BEND, Wash., Oct. 23.
(Special.) Lebam will raise a me
morial in honor of its heroic son,
Wesley Hyatt. Sunday. Hyatt was
among the first to respond when war
was declared and fell in action during
one of tho hardest engagements.
Chier White Elk, a Cherokee Indian
soldier, who is a doctor and noted
vocalist, has . charge of the pro
gramme. Ccntralia Oversubscribes Quota.
CENTRALIA. Wash., Oct. 23.
(Special.) The city of Centralis
oversubscribed its quota to the
Roosevelt memorial fund last night,
when Centralia lodge No. 1083. B. P.
O. Elks, voted to turn $100 into the
fund. Subscriptions reported previ
ously totaled $104.25.
Eugene Building Is Leased. .
EUGENE, Or.. Oct. 23. (Special.)
D. R. Shoemaker and R. E. Rosell of
Portland have taken over the lease of
the Day building at the corner of
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State Highway Commission Will
Receive Proposals at Portland
Office November 4.
SALEM, Or., Oct. 23. (Special.)
Bids for approximately 157 miles of
graveling-, grading- and surfacing will
be opened at the Portland offices of
the state highway commission on
November 4, Recording: to announce
ment made by the commission here
The projects included in the call for
bids follow:
Baker county Canyon section Baker
Cora ucopta highway, 11.5 miles rravelinjf,
5200 cudIc yards sur facing
Crook county Crooked river project,
31.8 miles grading;. 165,000 cubic yards ex
cavation. Prinevilie-Redmond section, 15. 'J
miles grading;, 4.0 mites graveling-. 55.000
cubic yards excavation, 6000 cubic yards
Deschutes county Bend-Jefferson county-line
section. The Dalles-California high
way, 23.9 miles grading, 6S.000 cubic yards
excavation : Bend-Allen ranch section. The
Dalles-California highway, 0.5 miles grad
ing. 1.0 mile graveling, 4.1 miles cin
dering. 11 miles reshaping. GOO cubic yards
excavation, 8870 cubic yards surfacing.
Klamath county Merrill section, 14.7
miles grading and graveling. 62,000 cubic
yards excavation, 30.000 cubic yards sur
facing. Merrill-California line section, 12.S
miles grading and surfacing, 24,000 cubic
yards excavation, 27,000 cubic yards sur
facing. Klamath Falls-Dairy section, 13.0
miles grading and surfacing, 30,000 cubic
yards excavation, 29.000 cubic yards sur
facing. A 1 from a section. 8.0 miles grad
ing and surfacing, 43,000 cubic yards ex
cavation, 20,000 cubic yards surfacing.
Malheur county Cow valley-Brogan proj
ect. 0.3 miles grading, 68,000 cubic yards
Umatilla county Pendleton-C a b b a g e
hill section. 7.5 miles grading and gravel
ing. uG.000 cubic yards excavation, 10,000
cubic yards surfacing.
Legion Raises Memorial Fund.
ST. HELENS. Or.. Oct. 23. (Special.)
The management of the Roosevelt
Memorial campaign has been assumed
in St. Helens by Columbia post, Amer
ican Legion. George A. Gore, presi
dent of the local post.' has appointed
committees from the membership. The
response indicates that the quota will
be obtained with little trouble and it
it is hoped to exceed it.
. Skamania liaises Quota in Hour.
STEVENSON. Wash.. Oct. 23 (Spe
cial.) George F. Christensen, chair
man of the Roosevelt memorial fund.
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must obtain, genuine service from your clothes
will find, if you do not already know, that only
the best is truly cheap. So, the value of clothes
can be measured only in terms. of service ren
dered. We know of no brand that we can recom
mend more strongly than
Every article that enters into tHe
making of these clothes must conform to the
highest known standards. Woollens must be
all wool. They must be standard weight, perfect in weave,
and thoroughly shrunk. Colors must be lasting. And the
style is tailored in not merely pressed in by the skill of a
man with a hot iron.
In the making, there are hundreds of details,
many of which even the finest custom tailors seldom bother
about; for instance, the pressing after each individual sewing
operation to insure accuracy in style and fit; the matching
of the trimmings and sewing silk with the colors in the fab
ric; the exact length of the button shanks to facilitate but
toning, and to prevent unnecessary pulling at the button
holes; the use of all-linen canvas and
tapes in trimmings; special reinforcements of
pockets to prevent sagging and pulling away;
and so on.
Clothing even good clothing: can be made
in much less time, and with many short cuts in the making. But
there is only one standard the ideal of highest quality in the
making of Stein-Bloch Smart Clothes, and any garment that does
not conform in every respect with this standard is unworthy to
bear the Stein-Bloch label.
Those are the reasons why we are not only glad, but also proud,
to indorse their label with our own in every suit and overcoat.
Prices, $30 to
reported the quota for the county
raised the first hour for the drive.
Roosevelt memorial services will be
held by the community here next Sun
day. Mayor Walter G. Hufford will
be chairman of the exercises. The
programme is in charge of Rev. Sel
(iem Kwinsr of the Methodist church.
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schools, E. P. Ash and P. E. Michell.
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