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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, TUESDAT. MAT 25, 1920
PITTDGK WILL CASE
First Testimony Is Taken
Before Judge Tazwell.
me that his non-responsiveness, whlch-l i- his ' business affairs until his
is one way of saying- that he was al- death," asserted Attorney Carey, in
ways an admirable listener, was part , the openinf statement to the court
of the secret of. his unquestioned for the proponents.
power. - "Henry. L. Pittock was a man who
'His was a marked individuality
and his individuality found expression
through every department of the pa-
was successful in business affairs, a
man of wise foresight who built a
vast fortune by his initiative and in
per. He was held by those associated dustry, he continued. "He came to
with him with a. feeling of reverence I Oregon at the age of 16 and until the
REASON FOR TRUST GIVEN
Motives .Leading Publisher to Con-
serve His Estate Are Cited;
Jury Trial Denied.
behind the establishment of a 20
year trust for the estate of the late
Henry L. Pittock was the desire to
continue The Oregonian as a vital,
useful force in the community. This
purpose was disciosed in the testi
mony of Edgar B. Piper, editor of the
newspaper, during- the hearing of the
will contest initiated by Mrs. Caro
line P. Leadbetter. which opened be
fore Circuit Judge Tazwell yesterday
Mr. Pittock decided to keep the
newspaper property in trust, the in
centive being furnished by a desire
to- retain the services of Mr. Piper.
who asked in 1912 the assurance of
permanent tenure when forced to
choose between The Oregonian and a
i-ali to the editorial " management of
two middle western newspapers.
This was made a provision of a will
executed by Mr. Pittock in 1912 and
later incorporated in the 1916 will,
now under attack. The 1916 will
Plates in trust all Mr. Plttock's
The decision of Mr. Pittock was
based on the situation presented by
the Impending loss of his editor in
10.12 and not on any representations
oft-C A. Morden or O. L. Price, present
trustees of the estate who are ac
cused of undue influence on the tes
tator, according to evidence produced
by proponents of the estate yester
day. j Control Actively ExerclnetL.
fv'ot only was Mr. Pittock in full
possession of his mental faculties at
the time the will was drawn on
August 23, 1916, but he remained in
active, personal control of The Ore
gonian until his final illness of less
than two weeks' duration, culminat
ing In his death January 28, 1919, was
the purport of testimony. Either a
few- weeks or a year after Mr. Piper
was not positive as to whether the
incident occurred in 1916 or 1917
the signing of the final will. Mr.
Pittock led a party in a six-mile hike
do'wn the slopes of Larch mountain,
disdaining to rest frequently along
the way, testified Mr. Piper. Early
the succeeding day. he said. Mr. Pit
lock left on a trip to British Colum
bia. He was 81 years of age at that
JVone of the employes of Mr. Pittock
who occupied the witness stand yes
trclay and among them were those
who' were close to him could recol
lect any flagging of mental vigor as
- tlie publisher met advancing years.
The slowing down of his step and of
liia movements was the only indica
tion they could see of the ravages
of-time. All agreed that he was alert
mentally to the last.
Own Convictions Stronc. .
There was no man less susceptible
to undue suggestion than Mr. Pittock.
said witnesses. While he could be
convinced of another's point of view
they said, a distinguishing character
istic was his firmness and strength of
will. He seldom took persons Into his
confidence, and the experience of Mr.
Piper with Mr. Pittock was that the
publisher made his own decisions and
based his conclusions on facts secured
from persons most familiar with those
Mr. Piper, who has been connected
with The Oregonian most of the time
pince 1887, when he was correspondent
for the newspaper at Salem, was chief
witness for the proponents yesterday.
Air. Piper becane city editor of the
newspaper In 1894, managing editor in
11)04 and editor as well as managing
editor after the death of Harvey L.
Scott In 1910. As managing editor he
testified that he had almost daily
contact with Mr. Pittock. "control
ling proprietor" of The Oregonian.
Conferences Held Dally,
"After Mr. Scott's death I re
ceived my authority directly from
Mr. Pittock," said Mr. Piper. "It was
my practice to see him every day at
his office, except when there was a
good reason otherwise." He testified
that Mr. Pittock was in direct touch
with all departments of the news
paper and knew at all times what
was going on. Asked to give a word
picture of Mr. Pittock, Mr. Piper said:
"He was a quiet man, a firm man
and a just man. He was always mas
ter of himself and of The Oregonian.
He bad a lively and continuous inter
est in The Ore,gonian and its affairs
and very frequently gave general di
rections as to the line of policy to be
followed. I do not. think there was
anything of moment concerning The
Oregonian that I had to do with that
Mr. Pittock was not fully informed
Contact Alway Close.
"He eat always In the seat of au
thority on The Oregonian. He went
on The Oregonian - as a weekly In
jsj3. In 1861 began publication of The
rtiily Oregonian and In 1S81 The Sun
day Oregonian, maintaining with the
newspaper close personal direction
and control until the time of his death
"He was a man who did not express
himself freely, or at all, except when
there was reason to give a decision or
make clear his attitude. It seems to
KEEP IT SWEET
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and as safe to take
MADE IT SCOTT A WVNE
HA1EXS OF SCOTT'S EVULSION
Rely on Cuticura
To Clear Away
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which somewhat approached awe. I
do not know of a man of my time for
whom I have ever had deeper respect
nor have I ever met a man on whose
judgment I would more certainly rely.
Motives Quickly Discerned.
"He understood you though he
might not say anything. He under
stood motives and in deciding the
merits of questions did so - without
reference to the personality o per
sons by whom they were represented.
"He was the head of The Oregonian,
the foundation on which The Orego
nian was reached first by himself
alone, then with Mr. Scott, and later
again almost wholly by himself until
The witness went on to say that
Mr. Pittock was a man of firm will,
not readily amenable to suggestion.
He was a very attentive reader of The
Oregonian, Mr. Piper saying that he
believed Mr. Pittock read every line
in the paper e::cept the classified ad
vertising, readily calling attention to
any blemish of typography or mis
statement of fact.
"Old you notice any weakness of
Mr. Pittock's 'will 'or faculties during
the last years of his life?" asked
Charles H. Carey of ths law firm of
Carey & Kerr. -
Sentiment Seldom Influenced. . 'n j
"Was he susceptible to the influence
of individuals? Did he allow '-others
to control his judgment?" ,
"Control? No. But to persuade him
possibly against bis desire or first im
pression could certainly be done."
"Did he ever allow sentiment or
personal feeling to govern his ac
tions?" "I think not at all."
"Did Mr. Plttocx ever talk about
his disposition of The Oregonian
"The question needs some explana
tion," answered Mr. Piper, continuing:
"Mr. Scott died in 1910.' Early in 1912.
about March 1, I had a letter from an
important publisher of the middle
west, asking if I was open to an offer
to assume the position of editor or
his two daily newspapers, to remain
permanently in his employ at an in
creased salary. I met him later in
San Francisco. After returning to
Portland 1 received a written offer
from him which included, in sub
stance, an increase in salary and
stock bonus in his publishing Com
pany. This was the middle of April,
Situation Is Kxplained.
"I was very much attracted by the
offer and had practically made up my
mind that I could not afford to turn
it down. Mr. Pittock was then about
75. , I knew enough about him to know
that he was extremely jealous of his
power and authority over The Ore
gonian and did not expect he would
be willing to male a sufficient in
ducement for me to stay. I thought
that with his passing The Oregonian
would soon go into other bands ana
my tenure would be uncertain.
"I had not the slightest idea what
disposition he would :.i ke of The
Oregonian. I went to Mr. Pittock and
set forth the situation and told him
I thought I would be compelled, in
justice to myself and family, to ac
cept the offer. He asked me if I was
dissatisfied with Oregon and The Ore
gonian and I told him distinctly not.
I had lived here all " my life, my
friends were here and I had reared
my family here. If I had one great
ambition more than anbther in my:
profession as a journalist it was to be!
and remain as editor of The Ore-,
Position Provided For.
"Mr. Pittock asked me ir 1 would
remain if my tenure could be secured
and my salary le made satisfactory.
I told him that was my greatest de
sire. He eaid in substance that he
thought it could be arranged, but that
he would like to think It over. Later
I was told, either by Mr. Morden or
Mr. Pittock, that if I would decline
the offer Mr. Pittock would guarantee
y tenure on The Oregonian so long
as I was serviceable."
Later a draft of the 1912 will was
presented to Mr. Piper. The same
arrangement as to continued employ
ment or Mr. Piper was made as to
Mr. Morden. Wnen he thanked Mr.
Pittock, Mr. Piper said the publisher
evidenced "somewhat more emotion
than I'd ever seen him show." Neither
Mr. Morden nor Mr. Price was present
during any talks of Mr. Piper with
Mr. Pittock concerning the new ar
rangement, said the witness. Mr.
Piper recognized the phraseology of
the clause in the 1916 will providing
for his continued employment as edi
tor of The Oregonian as Identical with
that in the 1812 will.
Mr. Piper was informed by Mr. Pit
tock before his death that the second
will included the trust as In the 1912
will, but the desire was expressed
that the execution of the will not be
made generally known.
Editor Sent to Europe.
T was continually lmDortuned bv
friends as to what Mr. Pittock would
do with The Oregonian and it was
once or twice intimated to me by
others that they knew Mr. Pittock
had placed it in trust," said the wit
"But did anybody know it through
you r ne was asked.
"Nobody except my wife."
The trip of Mr. Piper to Europe
with otner editors as guest of the
British government from September
to December 7, 1918. was referred to
as a matter needing decision from Mr.
Pittock a short time before his death.
It meant that Mr. Piper would be
away when an election was coming on
ana otner things needed his attention.
cut the immediate decision of Mr.
Pittock was that it would be of more
advantage to the newspaper for him
to take the tour.
On his return Mr. Piper recelVed in
structions from Mr. Pittock concern
lng a business matter in New York
and later talked with him a great deal
concerning the trip, he said.
Cross-examination was brief. . Mr.
Piper said that he did not have manv
disagreements with Mr. Pittock con
cerning the policy of The Oregonian,
saying. "1 had besn on The Oregonian
a long, time and was pretty well sat
urated with the traditions of The Ore
gonian and knew about what Mr.
Scott or Mr. Pittock would desire The
Oregonian to 6ay."
Bike Docs Not Weary.
The witness admitted that he had
received, a rise in salary since the
figure fixed by Mr. Pittock in 1912
and that another rise of JlOu a month
was allowed since Mr. Pittock's death,
due to rising living costs.
The Larch mountain trip was re
lated by Mr. Piper, who confessed to
being well tired out by the journey.
He declare! that when he suggested
a rest to Mr. Pittock at one stage of
the hike that the publisher replied,
"I've noticed that those people who
stop on the way never get very far,"
and kept going.
He told of a Chamber of Commerce
trip to Coos Bay country in which Mr.
Pittock took an all-day trip in an
automobile having a br-jken spring
and went to a dance that evening.
remaining out unti. 12 o'clock, though.;
not aancing nimsen.
"His mind was none the less alert,
his grasp of affairs none the less cer
tain es he advanced in age," were the
concluding words of the witness.
One Ambition Served.
"This is not the case of a feeble
man surrounaea oy greedy, con-si-ifrce-less
persons, but of a man of
li'.'S personality who was active
time of his death had but one real
occupation the upbuilding of The
Oregonian. ' It -. is a great paper, a
property of great value and an- im
portant item in his estate.
"The Oregonian was the apple of
his eye. He desired, more than any
thing else, to see it kept together and
held together for the carrying out of
Will Indicates Wishes.
The first will of Mr. Pittock was
drawn in 1912. It had many charac
teristics of the second will, made four
years later. This last will was the
result, of evolution of conditions. We
hope to satisfy your honor beyond a
reasonable doubt that this will is a
will of highest wisdom. It Is not the
will of any. person but Mr. Pittock.
He possessed a strong will and per
sonality and could not be Influenced."
That the will was "a most unusual
and unnatural will" was the conten
tion of W. M. Cake of the firm of
Cake & Cake, who made the open
ing statement for the contestant. He
said that Mrs. Leadbetter desired to
preserve the good name of Mr. Pit
tock and that it . was not Intended to
contradict the real purpose of Mr.
Pittock's life in the destiny of the
newspaper as disclosed by the pro
But that this. was an unusual will
will appear from a reading of it," he
continued. . "We believe that disclos
ures from the life of Mr. Pittock will
show that this was a most unnatural
The attorne'y went on to call at
tention to the advanced age of Mr.
Pittock at the time 'the will was
drawn, saying that he had reposed in
creasing confidence in the trustees
named by that will, C. A. Morden and
O. L. Price, as he grew older. There
followed the reading of excerpts from
the contest petition. In which the ai
legations' of -undue influence, con
spiracy, etc, are set forth, to ex
Plain the creation of a 20-year trus
teeshin depriving the children of any
voice In the handling of Mr. Pittock's
vast interests during that period.
Will Maklnic Recalled.
D. P. Price, attorney, brother of O.
L. Price, executor of Mr. Pittock's
will and joint trustee of his estate
with Mr. Mocden, was the first witness
to be called. Unlike a lawsuit where
the complainant puts on evidence first
to prove-his claim, In-a' will contest
it is required that' the proponents of
the will establish as. far as possible
its validity before the attack of the
petitioner, or contestant, is made.
Mr. Price was the first witness to
sign the will of Mr. Pittock on Au
gust 23, 1916. He testified that he
had known Mr. Pittock for about 15
years, that he had performed some
legal services for him and that he
was called by his brother, O. L. Price,
about 5 o'clock on August 23, 1916, to
Mr. Pittock's office.
"Mr. Pittock was holdingthe will in
his hand when I entered." he said. "I
am not certain whether Mr. Hartmus,
the other witness, was there when I
entered or . came immediately after.
Mr. Pittock sat down at his table and
signed the Instrument. He then, passed
the will over to me for signature.
Mr. Hartmus affixed his signature
Competency Not Doubted,
"Did Mr. Pittock appear to be under
any outside Influence?" asked At
"He was acting absolutely for him
self, so far as I know."
"As to his competency?"
I would say that he was com
Was there anything unusual in. his
actions or appearance at this time?'
J. P. Cotton of the New Tork firm
of McAdoo, Cotton & Franklin opened
the cross-examination for the con
Who was present when the will
was executed?" he demanded.
"Mr. Pittock, O. L. Price. Mr. Hart-
'Did anyone else know of the exe
cution of this will?'
I don't know of anyone else know
ing about the will."
What happened to the will?"
The will was left with Mr. Pit
tock and I never saw it again until
after his death."
'Do you know -where the will was
'Not of my own knowledge."
"Where have you heard It was
I heard that it was kept in Mr.
PittOck'e private vault."
Did you ever see it before that
I never saw It in completed form
before that time but I saw the final
draft wnich was taken to a stenog
rapher to be re-written a few days
before it was executed.
Legal Phases Considered.
"Did you have any hand ' in
paring the final draft?"
"I read it over."
"Did you have any hand in
paring the final draft r
"I did not."
Mr. Price went on to say that his
brother had brougut the final draft
to bim to look over "to see If there
was any serious legal objection to
it," but that he found nothing wrong
with the document. He had kept it
all day and possibly over night, he
asserted, while he' Looked up the law
on several phases, particularly, he
recalled, concerning the delegation
of power In voting the stock of a
"The draft submitted to me had
many interlineations by Mr. Pittock
himself," he declared. '
"You knew that it was his hand
writing?" asked the attorney.
-Tea. I am. familiar with Mr. Pit
tock's handwriting." ,
"Nons of the language was yours?"'
Mr. Price ald he had noted the
initials "H.- L. P." - in Mr. Pittock's
writing on one of the five pages of
the will, but that, he was not certain
which one. . they appeared on all the
pages but he 'did not loo lt-over the
document in detail when he signed as
witness, he declared.
Influence No Seen.
Mr. Pittock was fully as capable
mentally when he executed his second
will as when he signed his first, tes
tified W. E. Hartmus. assistant man
ager of The Oregonian, who had been
a witness to both wills. He observed
nothing abnormal or peculiar about
Mr. Pittock's appearanace . or actions
at the time the second will was
signed. August 23, 1916, he said.
"What was Mr. Pittock's charac
ter?" he was asked.
"He was a man of very strong char
acter." "Was he firm?"
"He was firm almost to the point
of obstinacy at times."
"Did any circumstances ever come
to your attention which would lead
you to form the impression that O. L.
Price had any undue influence over
Mr. Pittock V
Iong; Service Recalled.
"Did Mr. Morden every appear to
-give orders to Mr. Pittock?"
"Iso: Air. Morden pot his orders
from Mr. Pittock. I know that any
questions of any importance requir
ing decision were deferred by Mr.
Morden. who was asitaTt manacer
during Mr. P5:ock s : .fe.:.r.e. t. ..: ;
he consuoleG .nr. firtuck.
" Do you know if Mr. Pillock UaU
any differences of opinion with Mr.'
"I don't know, but I have referred
matters to Mr. Morden in which Mr.
Morden had one opinion, to find that
opinion - changed after Mr. Morden
conferred with Mr. Pittock."
Mr. Hartmus testified that he had
been in the employ of Mr. Pittock In
various capacities for 21 years.
Mind Active Always.
Mr Pittock knew - by direct over
sight of everything that went on in
The Oregonian establishment, testi
fied David Foulkes, superintendent
of printing, who had been with the
newspaper for 30 years.
He was a very. kindly, -very just
man." said Mr. Foulkes. "and was the
dominating force on The Oregonian
without any question."
'What change did yon notice in
him during the latter years of bis
Nothing, more tban slowing up
physically. Mentally I could see no
Was there anything to indicate
that he was under the influence of
Mr. Morden to any degree?"
My opinion is that he was not and
I know Mr. Morden was under the In
fluence of Mr. Pittock. I know Mr.
Morden always referred matters of
any importance to Mr. Pittock."
Jurj Is Denied.
Proponents of the will won first
honors in the legal battle, when
Judge Tazwell denied the motion of
the contestant which sought to im
panel a jury to hear the evidence
in the case and render a verdict in
aavisory capacity to the judge.
Judge Taawell held with the argu
ment of. John F Logan that the sug
gestion that a jury be called should
come from the chancellor himself if
a sharp conflict of evidence appeared
to make it necessary.
Decisions have always held that
a court may call a jury in such cases
if the evidence proves confusing and
advice is desired, argned Mr. Logan
but chancellor cannot decide whether
or not his conscience needs advice
until- the-' evidence has been pro
duced and testimony heard. He has
the power to call a jury, but no
right to do so unless conflicting evi
dence develops. The right of the con
testant to a jury in such cases is not
an inherent right, but is discretion
ary with the court, particularly in
cases where fraud or undue influ
ence is charged."
Judge Taswell said, .in denying the
motion, that it was an unusual re
uueet at this stage of' the case and
had no precedent in Oregon law. He
declared that he would call a jury
later, as the case develops, if he be
lieved the advice would be of value
in reaching his decision.
The attorneys appearing In the
contest are C. H. Carey, James B
Kerr, John F. Logan and D. P. Price
of Portland for the proponents, and
Cake & Cake, and L. A. Liljeqvis
of Portland and J. P. Cotton of Mc
Adoo. Cotton & Franklin, New York,
for the contestant.
0L1TICIAWS AT SEA,
OLE HANSON AVERS
Nobody Can Pick Winner,
Says Ex-Mayor. .
PURE INCREASE FAVORED
H. COREY GIVES VIEWS OX
Public Service Commissioner Says
Conditions May Warrant
7 -Cent Ride.'
BIG LECTURE TOUR ENDED
Country's Outlook Bright, Yet
Everybody Dissatisfied Says
SALEM, Or.. May 24. (Special.)
H. H. Corey, member of the Oregon
public service commission, after read
ins: newspaper stories today that th
Portland Railway Light and Power
company Intended again to make ap
plication for increased rates on th
traction line of the corporation an
nounced that he would vote for an
order providing for a 7-cent fare an
one cent for transfers unless th
financial conditions of the company
had changed since the last investiga
tion of the corporation was made
At the time of handlnc down th
last order in the rail-vay case Mr.
Corey wrote a dlssentli g opinion in
which he held that the company was
entitled to a 7-cent fare, together
with 1 cent additional for transfers.
Commissioners Buchtel and Williams
voted to refer the entire matter of
furnishing relief for the. company to
the voters of Portland.. ..."
This was to be done, according to
the order, through the elimination of
bridge tolls, taxes, free transporta
tion and the city taking over the
The recommendations contained In
the predominating order were included-
in three measures and sub"
mitted to the voters at Friday's spe
cial election. All the measures were
defeated-, by overwhelming majorities.
Now it is said, the corporation will
come back to the commission with
an application similar to the one on
which the commissioners returned a
divided opinion - early in March.
"In the event the Portland Railway
Light & Power company is in the
same financial straits as shown by
our investigation last February. I will
vote for trie increased fare." said Mr.
Corey. "Should it develop, however,
that the corporation has made a
better showing since our last investi
gation, it may be possible that the
fare will not be advanced. On the
other hand, should the records show
that an even greater decrease in the
revenues of the' company is evident,
an 8-cent fare may be necessary."
Neither Mr. Buchtel nor Mr. Wil
liams could be interviewed on the
subject today, the former being in
Portland and the latter on his way
Ole Hanson, the two-fisted dynamic
ex-mayor of Seattle, who single-
handed was responsible in no small
measure for breaking a general
strike in the Sound city some time
ago, dropped into Portland last night.
after motoring from Los Angeles.
Mr. Hanson has Just finished a lec
ture tour, taking him Into 45 states.
He spoke to 256.000 persons in 115
addresses. And the theme of his talk
I don't want a story." he said. "An
interview? Well, I don't know but.
say, give me a typewriter and-I'll
write one myself."
And Ole Hanson, apostle of Ameri
canism and the square deal for capi
tal and labor, sat down at a reporter's
typewriter. Here is his story:
' BY OLE HANSON.
During the past few months I have
visited 45 states in the Union and
spoken In the larger centers in each
state. The American people are not
wrought up to any white heat as yet
in relation to politics. In the states
where direct primaries were held
some interest was evinced, bulMn no
state was there any great, overwhelm
ing enthusiasm exhibited.
benator Johnson of California is
making a strenuous campaign, but it
is very questionable if he can win
in Chicago. General Wood is well
spoken of everywhere and in a two-
handed fight probably would beat
any other of the candidates named
for the nomination.
I have talked with many of the
leading politicians throughout the
nation, and all are at sea. The dif
ferent managers are making claims,
of course, but no one knows any bet
ter than a newsboy who will be nom
inated in Chicago.
Babbles te Be Burst.
As for the democratic nomination.
it looks as if McAdo has the best
As to the condition of the country
It simply looks too good to be true.
There Is no unemployment, no hun
ger, no want, and yet people are
dissatisfied in all walks of life. The
curtailment of credit by the federal
reserve bank will prick a few buoy
ant bubbles In the next few months:
the people themselves are not buying!
now with "their former riotous ex- j
travagance. In a little while things
will begin to return to normal. How
ever, I see no hope of any permanent j
lowering - of prices, simply because
the retailers are cutting. The man
ufacturers' cost must first be re
duced. Restricted production was partially
responsible for the high cost of liv
ing, and this does not mean merely
that the workers restricted their ef
forts. In the south a strong propa
ganda was spread to restrict the
acreage of cotton. Of course, re
stricted production means compulsory
and premeditated poverty and bank
ruptcy. Farmers' Outlook Bright.
I look for the farmers to reap a
golden harvest for the next few years
at least. We are a great industrial
and manufacturing nation and folks
must be -fed and clothed and lessened
acreage means higher prices for those
who remain' and work the land. It
will not be long before the city fel
low will realize that he had better
be on the farm.
No, I have no political plans of any
kind. I will always take part in
politics, first because I like it and
second because it is every citizen's
duty. I shall return to Seattle to my
family and be glad to get back.
Everything you put into yout
Thor gets equal attention.
The smooth, polished maple
"lifts" inside the Thor cylinder
carry a load of sudsy clothes to
the top, every time around.
There are six of these lifts so
every revolution means six "mix
ups" of the entire washing. No
piece has a' chance to get crowd
id into a corner and be neglect
ed. The filmiest fabrics, no less
than the stoutest textiles, are
thoroughly safe in your
cAsk to see one demonstrated.
T.earn about the easy terms.
"Buy Electric Goods From '
People Who Know"
SMITH-MCCOy ELECTRIC CO.
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according to announcement at the
company's offices here today.
The Cross Keys is the first unit of
Seattle's oriental fleet to change over
for the use of coal in the orient. She
will become an oil burner again when
she is ready to return to Seattle after
making far eastern points of call,
company officials said. m-
S. H. green
Holman Fuel Co.
stamps for cash.
Main 353. 660-11.
STEAMER SHIFTS TO COAL
Scarcity of Oil FTiel In Orient
SEATTLE, Wash., May 24. Be
cause of the oil shortage in oriental
ports, the. Pacific Steamship com
pany's steamer Cross Keys is being
converted into a coal burner at Kobe,
MAIL CARRIERS WANTED
Civil ' Service ' Examination to
Held for Eligible List.
The United States civil service com
mission announces an examination on
June 12 to establish an eligible regis
ter from which selections may be
made to fill vacancies as they may
occur in the positions of clerk and
carrier in the postoffice at Portland,
The salary is $1000 per-annum plus
bonus for the fiscal year ending June
- Men only may enter this examina
tion for the. reason that an emple
register of female ellglbles already
exists. The age limits are 18 to 45
years on the date or examination.
Age limits do not apply to persons
entitled to preference on account of
military - or naval service.
- Information and application blanks
may be obtained by applying to John
S. Howe, local secretary, board of
civil service examiners, or to the
secretary, Eleventh United States civil
service district, 303 Postoffice build
ing, Seattle, Wash. . . .
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Do the Movies
Hurt Your Eyes?
Normal eyes will not suffer
at the movies. If your eyes
hurt when you watch the
screen you may be quite cer
tain they need expert atten
tion and a pair of Perfect-
Have them examined
207 Morgan Bldg.
VOTERS' INTEREST SLACK
Vancouver Registration for Special
' Election Slow.
TANCOUVER, Wsh, May 24.
(leciaL) The registration books
will close tomorrow evening for the
special election to be held here June
25, to vote on bonding the city for
1130,000 to build a municipal dock.
To date about 3200 voters have reg
istered, indicating less interest in the
special than in the presidential elec
tion. About 4000 persons have reg
is, t-: '."I at previous elections when
there c.c interesting contests.
Pacific Plumbing Fixtures are not only de
signed to be attractive in your home, but are
carefully constructed, to be of greatest con
venience. Handy arrangement of faucets silent flushing proc
esses designs that make it easy to keep fixtures spot
lessly clean these are a few of the features of Pacific
The simple richness of the designs and the brilliant gloss of
the surface make Pacific Plumbing Fixtures adaptable tor
the finest mansion. Their reasonable cost makes them the
' logical fixtures for the small home or cottage.
Although there it only one brand in all the world that equals
Pacific quality. Pacific Plumbing Fixtures cost no more than
other reputable brands. .
Every Pacific Plumbing Fixture is guaranteed forever against
defects in workmanship and materials.
Before building or remodeling write for The Book of
Bathrooms" 56 pages of illustrations and suggestions for
convenient, sanitary and attractive bathrooms. Sent free,
FOS. 8AL BT ALL PLUMBERS
Main Offices: 67 New Montgomery Street, San Francisco
Factories: San Pablo and Richmond, California
Branches: Los Angeles, Portland and Salt Lake City
"Where Can I Do the Best"
That should be in your mind when planning on
new furniture, etc. To be sure, one can't answer
this question intelligently unless a visit is made
to the different stores. We do better for you,
and will show you conclusively if given the oppor
tunity. Come and see. We will gladly give our
time if you are willing to give yours without
placing you under any obligations to buy.
PeriodDiningSuites in Oak, Walnut
William and Mary
Table, similar to cut,
made of solid oak
(not veneered), an
exceptional value at
Terms. . . .
In Our Exchange Dept.
We show two real bargains in Ivory Enamel
Chamber Suites, consisting of
1. Bed, Dresser, chair
and Rocker and Coil
2. Bed, Dresser, Chair,
Rocker, Double -Deck
De Luxe Coil Spring.
Special large Over-,
stuffed Davenport with
deep spring back and
comfy spring cushions;
upholstered in plain blue
art covering; a wonder
ful value $125
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Go Where the Ocean
Up in the Mountains
Where the Air Is Pure and the
Tillamook County Beaches
Newport Oregon's Old Favorite Resort
Mountain Resorts in the Cascades
and Coast Ranges
Fishing Is Good in Many Oregon Streams
Ask for Fishing Bulletin
FARES ON APPLICATION
For particulars inquire of Ticket Agents.
SOUTHERN PACIFIC LINES
John M. Scott, General Passenger Agent
Phone Your Want Ads to The Oregonian
Main 7070 A 6095