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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1919.
Washington Authorities Gath
er in Secret Session.
LAW ENFORCEMENT TOPIC
New Tork Of Hclals Institute Search
for .Plant, and. Editor ot
SEATTLE. Wash.. Nov. 24. Forma
tion of plana for co-operation of au
thorities in every county to stamp out
radical activities in the state were
taken up at the meeting of county
prosecuting attorneys held here today,
L. JU Thompson, state attorney-
general, who called-the conference,
said tonlarht. The session was secret,
but a statement" of findings wlli. be
made public tomorrow, Mr. Thompson
eaid. The conference is expected to
conclude its work tomorrow morning.
In a statement tonight Mr. Thomp
"We are not concerned with new
legislation. We have met in secret
assembly to consider a more strin
gent enforcement of present statutes.
Knforcing the law is our only prov
Present at the session were Gov
ernor Louis J Hart, Attorney-
General L. It Thompson, Adjutant
General Harvey Moss, United States
District Attorneys R. C. Saunders of
Seattle and F. A- Garrecht of Spokane
United States Naturalisation Commis
sioner John Speed Smith and other
state and city officials.
NEW TORK, Nor. 24. State' and
fcity detectives are searching for the
nlant which prints the Communist
World, a radical newspaper which
continues to be printed secretly and
circulated here despite anti-rea ac
tivities. Mr. Maximilian Cohen, edi
tor of the paper, is the special object
of search by agents from the attor
ney peneral's office.
Nathan Klkis, who conducts a print
ing establishment in which it is al
leged the Revolutionary Age was
published, was called today before the
extraordinary grand jury investigat
ing radical activities.
Another witness was Mrs. Rose
Pastor Stokes, whose name, it was
said, was signed to several blank
checks found during a raid upon one
of the Communist headquarters.
Mrs. Stokes, in a statement given
out after her examination by the jury
"It is absolutely absurd to say that
I have made large contributions to
the left wing. It is absolutely false."
WASHINGTON', Nov. 24. Convic
tion in Washington state of Frank
Shaffer on charges of violating the
espionage act was in effect sustained
today by the supreme court declining
to review the case.
SEATTLE. Wash., Nov. 24. Frank
Shaffer of Everett, Wash., was con
victed here in June, 1918, of violating
the espionage act and sentenced to
two years in the penitentiary. It was
charged Shaffer, who was an officer
of the International Bible association,
circulated copies of "The Finished
chapter in this city Bunday. Twenty
four local men were put through the
ritual at the Chamber of Commerce
building. The Portland visitors made
their headquarters at the Weinhard
hotel and were entertained at a dance
After the ceremonies a banquet was
served at the Weinhard hotel Sunday
evening. " Lae J. Malarkey was elected
president of tha local chapter.
The following officers and members
of the Portland chapter left Sunday
night for home: Pinkerton Day, presi
dent; Dr. Waller J. Larson, vice-
president; Ruben B. Smith, master of
ceremonies; William Poitles. secre
tary; Leslie. R. Cooke, treasurer;
Henry Burger, sergeant -at -arms;
Eastman Markell, inner guard; Louis
Lack, outer guard; John Whitten,
Paul Dunkell, Richard Mullen, Leo
Smith, Donald Hanson, Carl Massey,
Edward Crosby, Jamea Troy, Jack
Leary, Gregg Warner, Ed Topping,
Harold Shadle, Harvey P. Stiles and
Albert T. Dugan.
HONOLULU JAPS ROUSED
NIPPONESE PRESS PROTESTS
PICTURE BRIDE" STOPPAGE.
com issue wow
WAITS ON CABINET
Garfield and Secretary Wil
son Are Not in Accord.
FALL IN COST FORECAST
Lewis, acting- president of the United?
CRIME WAVE LAID TO STRIKE
Chicago Street Lamps Dark and
Robberies Are Numerous. ,
CHICAGO, Nov. 24. The Btrike of
the soft coal miners was responsible
in a great degree for tha crime wave
which swept over Chicago the past 48
hours, was the declaration made by
Chief of Police. Garrity tonight. The
coal conservation plan, put in by the
city-lighting plant, of cutting off the
street arc lights was the 'nvitation
for the thugs to begin operations, said
Forty holdups, 28 automobile thefts.
three pistol battles and numerous
safeblowings were reported to the po
lice. Although there were 132 arrests,
the criminals continue to operate.
Increases Granted Should Not Ex
ceed Those In Cost of Living
Over 1913 Base, Is View.
Movement Started In America Is
Unanimously Condemned by
' . Orientals in. Hawaii.
HONOLULU, Nov. 17. (Correspond
ence of the Associated Press.) The
Japanese press of Honolulu unani
mously condemns the movement
started recently by the directors of
the Japanese association of America
with headquarters in San Francisco
to stop ths importation of "picture
The Nipponese language papers
here are united in declaring that to
discontinue the "picture bride" sys
tem would be detrimental to the best
interests of Japan in the Hawaiian
Absentee weddings and the com
ing Of the "picture brides" from
Japan to join the husbands they never
have seen are regarded as valid by
both the American and the Japanese
According to the practice a Jap
anese in America- wishing to marry
asks his parents in Japan to choose
an eligible girl and Intimate to her
parents that a marriage is desired.
When arrangements are complete
wedding ceremonial is held in Japan
attended by relatives and guests, only
me groomv oemg absent.
lhe bride thus married becomes
eligible for a passport to America.
here . she joins her husband six
months after the ceremony.
ALASKA GETS $7,000,000
Yield to States of $18,000,000 for
1 B 1 a Also Reported.
SEWARD. Alaska. Nov. 24. rsne-
ial.) Federal aDDronriations f o
Alaska during the fiscal vear 1919
total 18,000,000. This includes an ap-
ropriation ot --5,250,000 for the gov
rnment's Alaskan railroad Droiect.
and $1,000,000 for coal mining for the
avy department. The latter sum
was never used and seems somehow
to nave been lost in the congression
al shuffle at Washington, and must
be re-appropriated to become avail
During this same fiscal year the
United States treasury received ap
proximately $13,000,000 from Alaska,
or considerably more than $2 for each
dollar Alaska got from the treasury.
n addition the treasury will profit
largely in an indirect way through
the exportation in that period to the
tates of Alaska products of $77.-
LOWER POSTAGE FAVORED
Burleson Approves Proposed Cut
in Local Letter Kate.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 24. Postmas
ter-General Burleson has approved
pending bill to reduce the rate of
local first-class letter postage to
penny an ounce. A letter for delivery
within the posfeU limits of the -office
in -which it is mailed would take
1-cent stamp instead of - a 2-cent
Mr. Burleson has advised congress
men that the present 2-cent charge on
that class of mail exceeds the cost of
handling and that he recommends the
reduction because he believes the
postal service should not be con
ducted for profit.
The reduction of last July whereby
letters went back, to the normal rate
of 2 cents and postal cards to 1 cent,
the postmaster-general eays, resulted
rn a large increase in that class of
mail and he believes 1-cent local lt
ter delivery would not reduce the
total postage revenue mora than $14,-
000,000 a year. .
flEW FRATERNITY FORMED
Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa Estab
lished at Astoria.
ASTORIA, Or., Nov. 25. (Special.)
-Twenty-two members of the Oregon
Alpha chapter of the Phi Delta Kappa
fraternity installed the Oregon Beta
IF KIDNEYS AND
Take Salts to Flush Kidneys
and "Neutralize Irritat
LAKE SEARCHED FOR CREW
Submarine. Chaser Assists In Hunt
for Superior Wreck Victims.
SAULT STE. MARIE. Mich.. Nov.
4. -Search of the water about the
Parisian islands was undertaken late
today by United States submarine
chaser 438 and the tug Iowa in the
hope of locating survivors of the
rear of the steamer Myron, which
foundered off Whitefish point in
gale Saturday. AO reports reached
here of the finding of bodies or sur
vivors, although several steamers
which passed through the wreckage
esterday reported sighting members
of the crew clinging to wreckage.
The news from Fort Williams.
Ontario, that Captain W. R. Neal of
he . Myron had been picked up by
the steamer Franz and taken to that
port aroused new hopes for the safety
ot others of the crew of 17.
FARM PAPER IS FREE
Clackamas County Issuq, Is Devoted
OREGON CITY, Or., Nov. 24. Spe
clal. .) The Clackamas County Farm
Bureau News, a monthly paper de
voted to the interests of the farmers
of this county and edited by County
Agricultural Agent K. ci. Scott, made
its appearance Monday. It was an
nounced that the paper will be circu
lated among the farmers without cost,
and any farmer in the county will
have free rights to use the classified
columns of the paper.
It is intended to make the paper
self-supporting: through the revenue
from display advertisements. The
current issue is full- of the news of
the manifold activities of the agricul
tural extension work and the work
of home demonstration and schools in
WASHINGTON, Nov. 24. Settle
ment of the controversy over a new
wage agreement in the bituminous,
coal industry tonight awaited action
by President "Wilson's cabinet.
Fuel Administrator Garfield, speak
ing to the Joint wage scale commit
tees of operators and miners, an
nounced five principles which htvi
"governed" him and his associates,
but different Interpretations .were
Placed upon its various provisions by
the workers and the mine owners In
Informal discussions after the meet
ing. Zr. Garfield called the miners and
operators together after a conference
with Attorney-General Palmer, Di
rector-General Hlnes and Assistant
At the meeting of the cabinet to
morrow a definite decision of policy
regarding all phases of the strike
situation is expected, and if the cab
inet Is in disagreement the whole
question may he put before the pres
Garfield Statemrmt Imaortast.
Owing to the disagreement whjca
had arisen as to the amount of the
increase in the cost of living, and
consequently the ter cent of wage
advance needed to meet higher living
costs, great significance was attached
to Dr. Garfield's declaration that "the
average total increase in pay over
the 1913 base which was the base
considered in 1917, should not exceed
the present Increase in the cost of
living over the same base."
"It is also to be considered that
the cost of living will fall, rather
than rise, during tha next few years,'
Operators construed this statement
as in conflict with the contention of
Secretary Wil3on that miners should
receive a 51 per cent wage increase
to equalize the margin between pres
ent wages and a 79 per cent rise in
living costs since 1914.
Pointing out - that wartime coal
prices were fixed for the purpose of
stimulating production, Dr. Garfield
declared that the public would not
now pay the increase over normal
profits allowed during the war. His
further statement that any wage in
crease should be borne by the op
eiators or the public, or qoth, ' was
generally taken to mean that part
of. the advance must come out of
the excess profits of the mining com
Large Profits Mentioned.
The five principles announced by
Dr. Garfield were:
First The public must not be
asked to pay more than it is now
paying for coal unless it is neces
eary to do so in order to provide
reasonable wages to the mine work
ers and a reasonable profit to the
"Second The arrangement entered
into between the operators, the min
ers and the fuel administration, with
the sanction of the president of the
United States October, , 1917, .was in
tended to equalize the wages of all
classes of mine workers and to be
sufficient to cover the period of the
war, but not beyond March 31, 1920;
hence the only increase in cost of
living which can now be considered
is the increase above that provided
for by the average increase in 1917,
that is to say, the average total in
crease in pay over the 1913 base.
which was the base considered in 1917,
should not exceed the present aver
age increase in the cost of living
over the same base. It Js also to
be considered that the cost of living
will fall rather than rise during the
next few years.
Lewis Is Mystified.
Third The maximum prices fixed
bv the government on coal were cal-
ulated to increase production of coal
for war purposes. Coal was basic
and the increase imperative. The
public ought not to be asked to pay
and will not now pay the increase
over normal profits then allowed for
the purpose of stimulating produc
tion. Fourth Any increase in wages now
arrived at on the basis of the fore
going principles should be borne by
the operators or the public, or both,
as may be determined by the appli
cation of these principles and should
take effect as of the date when the
men return to work.
FifthThe needs of the United
States are not alone to be considered.
Europe is in desperate need of coal
and should Jiave all .that we cap
Thomas T. Brewster, chairman oi
the operators, said that Dr. Garfield's
pronouncement merely reaffirmed the
statements ot the luel administration
before the wage scale committee last
I do not know what It all means.
was the only comment of John L.
DECREE OF DIVORCE IS SITED
IX SEATTLE ACTIOX.
COURT FINDS BABY MYTH
Wife of C. D. Totman, Dentist,
Found to Have Filed Fraudulent
Birth Certificate With City.
SEATTLE, Wash., Nov. 24. (Spe
cial.) By decree of the superior court
today, birth certificate No. 6180, filed
October 30, in the city registration
bureau, and setting forth that a baby
girl was born October 20 at 2026 Lau
relshade avenue, is held fraudulent
Presiding Judge A. 'W. Frater. in
granting a divorce to Dr. C. D. Tot
man, a Seattle dentiat, from Mrs. Jo
sephine Totman, ruled that the evi
dence had established a fictitious
baby, which Mrs. Totman said had
been born October 20, but of whose
existence there was no proof. Mrs.
Totman was not in court.
Dr. Totman's orinrinal complaint was
filed July 7. He sought divorce on
grounds of personal indignities, neg
lect and nagging. In her answer, tha
wife, in denying all her husband's
allegations and seeking a dismissal of
the action, admitted the paragraph of
the complaint apecifylng that there
had been no children born of the
union. However, on November 1 the
husband learned that a birth certifi
cate had been filed purporting to
show that a baby had just been born.
The certificate was signed by Mrs. M.
H. Barbour, who deposed that she
had witnessed the birth. The husband
denied the birth of a child and de
manded an investigation.
Before Judge Frater Monday Mrs,
Barbour admitted she had not wit
nessed the birth, but insisted that she
had seen a baby with Mrs. Totman
Whether the baby was Mrs. Totman's
she could not Bay.
Counsel for Dr. Totman charged
that if there was such a baby it had
been "borrowed for the occasion." Dr,
Totman was unable to ascribe a mo
five for his wife's desire to appear as
CIVIC CLUBS PLEDGE AID
COMMITTEE FOR HOLIDAY
Council of Presidents Decides to
Co-operate in Move ; Special
Every civic and commercial or
ganizatlon in Portland will co-oper
ate in Portland s Bhare of the nation
wide holiday campaign, which is be
ing sponsored by the Greater Port'
The council of presidents of- h
civic and commercial organizations,
meeting at the Imperial hotel at noon
yesterday, indorsed the campaign and
pledged the co-operation of their v
nous clubs in the carrying on of th
campaign through speakers who will
appear as the movement advances,
before the various organizations.
The complete personnel of a com
mittee named yesterday will be as
follows; . Marshall N. Dana, chairman
for the Ad club; Dr. George H. Doug
las, for the Rotary club; Ira Riggs,
for the Progressive Business Men's
eiub; Herman von Borstel, for the
realty board; A. C. Newill, for the
Civic league; H. A El'y. for the City
club; L. P. Hewitt, for the Kiwanls
club; Dr. A. M. Webster, for the East
Side Business Men's club; Ralph AVat
son, for the Press club; Richard
Price, for the Hotel Men's associa
tion; John F Dougall, for the Cham
ber of Commerce; George E. Jeffery.
for the Musician's club; Dow Walker,
for the Multnomah club; D. E. Bow
man, for the Multnomah guard ; and
Miss Florence Prevost, for the Wo
men s Ad club.
'.!::! a J .'-..'i'.!i:i..!l.
Just returned from the historic campaign in Italy,
where he fought for two years under Old Glory.
Welcome back this greatest of American violin-virtuosos,
who ranks with the acknowledged world
masters of the violin. Hear his inspired art. Soloist
with PORTLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA.
Wednesday Night,:Heilig Theater
When you hear Albert Spalding Wednesday night,
shut your eyes. Imagine yourself in your own home
with that same glorious music pouring upon your
ear. That is exactly what the New Edison gives you.
Edison chooses only those artists whose performance
passes the Edison method of scientific selection. The
New Edison Re-Creates the art of these artists with
j such fidelity that the ear cannot distinguish between
living performance and Re-Created performance.
"Tij Pkmirmfik with m Smml"
Hear, Wednesday, why Edison found Spalding's art worthy of perpetu
ation. Then come to our store, and hear how the New Edison gives you
- everything: the living Spalding gives, excepting his physical presence.
HYATT. TALKING MACHINE CO.
350 Alder St.
MT. SCOTT DRUG CO.,
5932 Ninety-second St
OREGON EILERS MUSIC HOUSE,
3d Floor, Eilers Music Bldg.
REED-FRENCH PIANO MFG. CO.,
433-435 Washington St.
BRIDGE REPORT IS MM
COST OF MORRISON REPAIRS
ESTIMATED AT $51,000.
Kidney and Bladder weakness re
suit from liric acid, says a noted au
thorlty. The kidneys filter this aci
from the blood and pass it on to th
bladder, where it often remains to
irritate and inflame, causing a burn
ing'. scalding sensation, or setting u
an irritation at the neck of the blad
or, obliging you to seek relief two
or three times during the night. Th
sufferer is in constant dread, the
water passes sometimes with a scald
ing sensation and is very profuse
a era in, there is difficulty in avoid
Bladder weakness, most folks call
It, because they can't control urina
tion. While it ie extremely annoying
and sometimes, very painful, this is
really - one of the most simple ail-
menta to overcome. Get about four
ounces of Jad Salts from your phar
macist and take a tablespoonf ul in a
glass of water before breakfast, con
tinue this for two or three days. This
will neutralize the acids in the urine
bo it no longer is a source of irrita
tion to the bladder and urinary or
gans which then act normally again.
Jad Salts is inexpensive, harmless,
and is made from the acid of grapes
and lemon juice, combined with lithia,
and is used by thousands of folks who
are subject to urinary disorders
caused by uric acid irritation. Jad
Salts is splendid for kidneys and
causes no bad effects whatever.
Here you have a pleasant, effer
Tsrfnt lithia-water drink, which
quickly relieves bladder trouble,
LABOR TO AID LEGION
VancouTer T"nions Deplore Shoot
ing at Centralia.
VANCOUVER, Wash.. Nov. i4.
(Special.) Since the I. WV W. shoot
IriK in Centralia, Wash., on Armistice
day. nearly every union in Vancouver
has adopted resolutions deploring the-
crimes and pleasing me memoers 10
do all in their power to punish the
similar resolutions have been adopt
ed by lodgres, granges, commercial
clubs and other organisations in mis
citv and county.
There are seven men in the county
Jail charged with being members of
rhp I w. W. P. J. Kirwin has been
appointed special prosecutor of the
cases. The prisoners an iiieau.u
Pastor Wins War Cross.-
Rev. E. A. Ballis. brother of Mrs.
Eva Ballis Douglas and N liuam tsai
lis of this city, has reeeived the crotx
ri .aruerre and a citation from Mar,
ghal Petain, eommander-in-chief of
the French armies in ine east, ac
cording to news received here. Rev.
Mr. Ballis was for 16 months with the
French and American armies, serving
on the Verdun front 'and later in the
Bt. Mihtel salient. The citation states
that the chaplain '"never failed to
minister in the very front-line
S. A H. Green stamps for cash
Holman Fuel Co. Main tit, A ilil
ALL DOGS NEED TAGS
District Attorney Holds That Each
Must Be Licensed.
ROBEBURG, Or., Nov. 24. (Spe
cial.) District Attorney JCeuner in an
opinion made public today regarding
a law passed by the last legislature
requiring counties to issue dog
licenses takes the position that It is
necessary for persons owning dogs to
obtain a license for each animal. In
each instance the county must fur
nish a leather collar with the license
In the event the license is not
worn by the dog it is the duty of
the police officers to kill the animal
A failure to apply for a license is
1 punishable by a fine of $10.
East Approach, Especially, Said to
Be in Poor Condition; New
Decking Is Recommended.
By the expenditure o $51,000, for
which provision is made in the 1920
bridge budget, the Morrison bridge
can be made safe for traffic for at
least ten years more, according to
the report of W. A. Eatchel, roadmas
ter and superintendent of properties,
made to the county commissioners
yesterday following a personal inves
tigation of the structure.
Immediate steps to repair the deck
ing on the Morrison bridge were or
dered by the county commissioners,
as It was reported in dangerous con
dition, particularly on the east ap
proach. This work will be attempted
by Mr. Eatchel ana a crew oi county
-.rnitruetion men. Extensive work
will not be done until the plans of
the state highway commission for
Duttine the structure Into shape are
completed. Mr. Eatchel's inspection
was made with the assistance of high
way engineers. The floor system or
the bridge must De rearrangea, dui
this will take time, as stresses and
strains must be carefully figured, it
The roadmaster does not favor
spending much money on the bridge
proper before it is reinforced. Baying
that it -wpuld -be a waBte of money.
Should it be decided to rebuild the
Burnside bridge next year, remarks
Mr. Eatohel, it woula require three.
years ' oi . work before the Driage
could be opened to traffic, during
which time the Morrison bridge would
have to bear a heavy share of the
burden and should be in first-class
Unless the emergency decking or
dered by the commissioners is done,
the bridge, may be closed to trattio
before the end of the year, it was said.
Such repairs should be made im
mediately, without waiting for the re
sults of the exhaustive investigation
of state highway engineers suggests
C. B. McCullough, state highway en
gineer, in a report suDmittea. tie
e-rees with Mr; Katcnei mat me
planking on the Morrison bridge la
in dangerous -condition.
the injury of two others, was never
delivered to its destination at Baker,
Or. She asks $100 damages. The
wires were under federal control at
Telegraph Company Sued.
A suit for damages against the
Western Union Telegraph company
was begun in federal court yesterday
through - a complaint filed by Mrs.
Clara Roy Clark. Mrs. Clark asserts
that a message which she sent con
cerning the death of Frank and Earl
Nunn in an automobile accident, and
Japs Find Red Pamphlets.
YOKOHAMA, TCov. 24. (Corres
pondence of the Associated Press.)
Bolshevik . propagandist pamphlets
printed in Japanese have been found
in circulation in Japan.
13th Street Lot Brings $7000.
Sale of a piece of property 35 by 70
feet in area on the east side of Thir
teenth street, between Taylor and
Salmon, by the trustees of Reed in
stitute has been announced, the con
sideration beinjr piven as $7000. The
trust department of the Hibernian
Savings bank has taken title to the
property for a client whose name has
not been disclosed and expects to
erect a small building for business
purposes upon the site.
Student Accidentally Shoots SeH.
- ALBA NT", Or., Nov. 24. (Special.)
An accidental self-inflicted wound In
the leg: just after he had recovered
from a broken arm was the experience
yesterday of Albert Bayne, Albany
high school student who resides near
Peoria. The injury was caused by
the discharge of a small-caliber re
volver while he was in a boat. At tha
beginning of the football season
Bayne turned out for practice, but
before any of the games he suffered
a broken arm 1n a sorimmasre.
FIFTH AND WASHINGTON STS.
coa-Bua swuiLAaiD bldo.
TEiis is what
cleared my skin-
If your complexion is red, rougb
and blotched if it is excessively
oily or unnaturally dry try Resinol
Soap. It will help to heal your sick
skin, and to enable you to have that
clear, healthy complexion nature
intended you to have.
When the skin is in very bad con
dition, little Resinol Ointment,
applied aftst bathing' with Resinol
Soap will usually bring
more beneficial and
For sale by all drag
gists and toilet foods
DiscrimnnatiMZ ma n JtESINOL SJfA VJNG STICK.
tV- : j
WTVt " ii
Knew I couldn't forget it.
r Too important.
Means too much to me.
' . Think of it
. Twenty thousand!
" Just to refresh my memory
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Pot Roast of Beef. . . .17-,
Roast Beef ;.. .20
Roast Veal "... .U."
Soups .............. .5
Stewed Beef 15
Hamburger Steak.... 15
Veal Stew 134J
Baked Beans 10
Coffee, Tea 5
i'o Charge for Bread